Lee Valley Outlook July 24 2014. v11e15

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Composite of World Fishing in Coachford © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Macroom Library:

Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3 – 7 year olds
Mosaic Workshop for over 7s Wed. July 30 2.30p.m.
Puppet Making Workshop for over 7s Thurs. Aug.7 at 2.30p.m.
Purlies Thurs. Aug. 7 at 11a.m.
Art Exhibition: 'Here and Now' until July 26.

Briery Gap:
Daniel Martin Moore 9p.m. Fri. July 25.
The Book Thief – Mon. 28th July at 8.30p.m.
Grand Budapest Hotel: Mon. Aug. 4 at 8.30p.m.
Anchorman 2 Mon. Aug. 11 at 8.30p.m.
Diana Mon. Aug. 18 at 8.30p.m.
American Hustle Mon. Aug. 25 at 8.30p.m.
Blek and the Rats Saturday 23rd August.
Declan O'Rourke Sat. 27th Sept. at 8.30pm
Jimmy MacCarthy. Sat. 4th Oct. at 8.00pm.
Tommy Fleming. Fri. 10th Oct.at 8.00pm.

'Here and Now' art exhibition in Town Hall Gallery, 10.30a.m. to 5.30p.m. Tues. to Sat. until July 26.
Macroom Soccer 7 a Side tournament Fri. and Sat. Aug 1 and 2.
Ballinagree Harvest Festival on Sun. Aug. 3
Mick Dineen Cycle: from Ballingeary on Sun. Aug. 3 at 9:30.
Crookstown United Soccer Club Race Night on Sun Aug 3rd at 8:30pm in Clifford's, Crookstown
Old Skool Toyota Car Run Sat. Aug. 4 from 10.30 am at Lee Valley Golf and Country Club.
Mushera Platform Dance Fri. Aug. 8. 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Crookstown Vintage Club: Annual vintage day on Sun. Aug. 10 at 2 p.m.
Inchigeela Festival 14th -17th August.
Thurs. 14th Food Demonstration and Food Fair
Fri. 15th 5km Family Fun Run/ Walk and The Garth Brooks Experience
Sat. Aug. 16 Family Fun day and UV5 in the marquee.
Sun. Aug. 17 Afternoon Tea Dance and Bog the Donkey.

Ballingeary Show Sunday 24th August.
Macroom Food Festival: Sept. 26 – 28
Macroom Ladies Football U8, U10, U12, U14 training Wednesdays @ 6pm Tom Creedon Park. U16, Minor and Junior training, Thursdays @ 7.30pm in Tom Creedon Park.

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

First Meeting of New Council Body

The first meeting of the Municipal District of Blarney/ Macroom was held in the Council Chamber in the Town Hall, Macroom on Thursday, June 12. In attendance were Cllrs Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Creed, Des O'Grady, Ted Lucey, Bob Ryan and Kevin Conway, Maurice Manning, S/Director of Services, Faughna Keohane, Senior Executive Engineer, Conor Shannon, Assistant Engineer, Aidan Creagh, Executive Engineer, Eoin Bennett, Assistant Engineer, Susan Murphy, Municipal District Officer. The first item on the Agenda was the election of officers. Cllr Aindrias Moynihan was proposed as Cathaoirleach by Cllr Bob Ryan and seconded by Cllr Kevin Conway and was elected unopposed. Cllr Des O'Grady was nominated for the position of Leas Cathaoirleach by Cllr Bob Ryan and seconded by Cllr Kevin Conway and was elected unopposed. Cllr Michael Creed was nominated to be a Member of the Corporate Policy Group on the proposition of Cllr Ted Lucey and seconded by Cllr Bob Ryan.
A copy of the current draft Standing Orders were circulated to all Members. Maurice Manning, S/Director of Services advised the meeting that these standing orders will be customised by the Corporate Policy Group in line with the policies of Cork County Council and once reviewed and adopted; the revised Standing Orders will be circulated to all Members.
A Schedule of the forthcoming Meetings was given to each Member. They will be held on the 4th Friday of each month at 11am. This meeting will combine the Roads Meeting with the Municipal District Meeting. A discussion took place in relation to the location of the meetings and Cllr Des O'Grady suggested that 3 meetings would be held in the Blarney area and this was accepted.
Maurice Manning went through the Municipal District Functions and the reserved functions for Members. Cllr Ted Lucey enquired about a Joint Policing Committee and was informed that Cork County Council has a Joint Policing Committee that meets in the County Hall. Cllr Des O'Grady enquired when the discussion on the Budget would take place and was advised that more information in relation to the Budget would be available at the July meeting.
A discussion took place in relation to the bridge in Coachford for which the ESB has responsibilit. Cllr Michael Creed advised that the ESB were being co-operative and Cllr Bob Ryan advised that pressure should be kept on the matter. Cllr Kevin Conway advised that a fatal accident took place near the Inniscarra Waterworks and that fencing needs to be repaired there.
The next meeting of the Municipal District of Blarney/ Macroom will be held in the Town Hall on Thursday, July 24 at 11a.m.

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Five past Mayors of Macroom - Martin Coughlan, Paul Kingston, Evelyn McSweeney, Breda McCarthy and Owen McCarthy - and Paul Collins, Chairman Macroom Twinning Association with Bubry's Mayor during a recent twinning visit. ©

New Development

Work is proceeding in the construction of another discount outlet in Macroom, with the German firm, Aldi, due to open a store adjacent to Cork Street and the boys' national school in late August. Currently, the entrance and surroundings are being landscaped.

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Michael O'Riordan, sponsor, presents the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for June to John O'Callaghan, Inniscarra GAA and Cork Intermediate hurling captain. Included are J. J. Long, Chairman Muskerry Division and Inniscarra players, Dan O'Connor, Colm Casey, Kevin Burke and Dónal O'Callaghan. © Mike English

Here and Now in Macroom

The art exhibition currently running at the Town Hall Gallery and Macroom Library and showing some of the work of local artists is drawing great crowds and getting much favourable comment. 'Here and Now', an exhibition including painting, print, photography, sculpture, installation and video, is the first instalment in a showing which will be continued next year. The Town Hall has hosted summer exhibitions, under the umbrella of Cork County Arts Office, over the past ten years and will continue to be available under new local government arrangements. The 2014 exhibition has spilled over into Macroom Library, where the late Len Clatworthy's magnificent piece, Lioness, serves as a great advertisement for the show. Dónal Ó Céilleachair's contribution is an interesting film portrait of Cill na Martra artist, Tadhg McSweeney, who himself is exhibiting a selection of oil paintings. John Philip Murray, as always, has some fascinating pictures in a variety of styles. Debbie Godsell's screenprints are worthy of long appreciation and Bernice Corcoran's images of the Gearagh and Annahala attract great local interest. Con Kelleher is showing photographic portraits of all the artists and Ray Lawlor's quirky exhibits will fascinate young and old.
Do go along to the library during opening hours and from 10.30a.m. to 5.30p.m. Tuesday to Saturday in the Town Hall Gallery. Admission free.

Macroom Library

We had a stock change on Thursday 17th so we have a wealth of new paperback and hardback novels to choose from. We also received some new DVD's for children and adults. Also included were some new talking books for those whose sight restricts them from reading or people who travel long distances by car and enjoy listening to a book being read while they drive. Child membership is just 50 cent and Adult membership €2.50.
We are hosting a Mosaic workshop for 7 years and up on Wednesday 30th July at 2.30 and on Thursday 7th August there will be a puppet making workshop for ages 7 and up. Places are limited so these events will book out quickly. In fact by the time this is published they will probably be full unfortunately but you could be lucky. Ring 026 42483 to enquire.
The 'Here and Now' exhibition continues to enthral until Saturday 26th July. Located both here and upstairs in the Town Hall it is well worth a visit.
The Purlies will meet on Thursday 7th at 11 am to knit and natter until 1p.m. All knitters are welcome to this free and friendly gathering.
A reminder to all our patrons that as usual on Bank Holiday Weekends the library will be closed on the Saturday and the Monday, that's the 2nd and 4th of August. Enjoy the continuing (I hope!) fine weather.

Briery Gap Programme

Cinema: The Book Thief – Monday 28th July at 8.30pm. While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Grand Budapest Hotel: August 4 at 8.30p.m. A comedy, the film recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for a family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Europe.
Anchorman 2 11th August. Diana 18th August. American Hustle 25th August.
Admission to cinema €4

Theatre: Sullane Sessions present Daniel Martin Moore and Guests on Friday 25th July and John Blek and the Rats on Saturday 23rd August at 9p.m. Strictly over 18. Tickets €10.
Annemarie O'Riordan Friday September 12th at 8.00pm. Tickets €15.
Declan O'Rourke Saturday 27th September at 8.30pm Tickets €20
Jimmy MacCarthy, Saturday 4th October at 8.00pm. Tickets €20
Tommy Fleming. Friday 10th October at 8.00pm. Tickets €27.50. On sale now.

The Awaited Visit

I decided to go to a rest home to visit a friend one day
I stopped to speak to a lady who I noticed was looking my way.
She was happy that I came over, There was something she wanted to say
She smiled and said from her wheelchair, My boy will come visit today.
It's been quite a while since I've seen him; He's always quite busy, you know.
He doesn't live too far from here and knows I love him so.
Each morning I rise from my bed, my prayer is the same as I say
Father in Heaven I ask but one thing, that my boy will come visit today.
He was always such a good boy and the only child we had
He was only ten years old when I lost my husband, his dad.
He married soon after college and got a great job with good pay
He calls me some time on the telephone but I know he'll come visit today.
I'm lonely here in the rest home and I long for my son to come by
They tell me my health is now failing but he'll visit before I must die.
I leaned over and gave her a hug and the tears on my cheeks wiped away.
She smiled and said, 'There's no need to cry. My boy will come visit today'.

Snippets

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Ballinagree Vintage Vehicle Society annual Harvest Festival and Family Fun Day in Ballinagree on Sunday August 3 with large display of vintage vehicles, free children's amusements, old time threshing, children's sports, mother and father races, old style cooking, free tea, coffee, snacks, raffle with cash prizes (in aid of Macroom Community Hospital), bowl in the bucket competition, dog show and best dressed lady.

Mick Dineen Cycle: The 5th annual Mick Dineen Cycle will leave Ballingeary on Sunday 3rd of August at 9:30. The 100km and 130 km routes will pass through Kilgarvan, Kenmare, Glengariff and the Pass of Céim an Fhia. Registration on the day or online at Valleywheelerscc.com. €10 for adults. Come join us for a great sense of achievement.

Crookstown United Soccer Club will hold a fund raising Race Night on Sun Aug3rd at 8:30pm in Clifford's Bar & Lounge, Crookstown. The night will feature substantial prizes, an all- colour programme and an Auction Race. Owners, Trainers and Jockeys for sale at €10 from club members. Special prizes for Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman. Please join us for a Gala night and support a worthy local cause.

Mushera Platform Dance Friday the 8th of August.Music by: Mike/ Helen and Southern Pride. From 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Crookstown Vintage Club: Annual vintage day on Sunday 10th August at 2 p.m. Best dressed lady, dog of the show, children's sports, baby show, vintage display plus numerous side shows.

Coachford Festival 5 Mile Road Race on Friday, August 15. Entrants can now book online at www.eventmaster.ie. Entry for the race is only €10 and all the proceeds go to Suicide Aware and local charities.. The race follows the same route as last year and walkers are more than welcome to take part. We are also encouraging groups of four to get involved and run or walk as a team. You can be a group of friends, team mates or family or any other connection you can think of. The Coachford Five Mile Road Race begins at 7.30pm with the walkers heading off 30 minutes earlier. Registration is from 6pm at the GAA Hall.

Ballingeary Show: It's that time of year again - Show Day in Ballingeary. But this year we will celebrate our big 50th Show on Sunday 24th August, so plans are in progress to make it an extra special occasion. Entry forms will be available mid July or may be downloaded from www.ballingearyshow.com.

National Heritage Week takes place nationwide from 23rd – 31st August. Check out what's on locally at website www.heritageweek.ie

Canovee under 16s played Sliabh Rua at home in the under 16B football league. Canovee turned in a super performance in a 2.15 to 0.07 win. Eoin Lehane and Daniel O'Driscoll scoring the goals.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: July 15. Jackpot €2,800. Numbers drawn 12, 16, 23. No Winner. €70 John O'Driscoll, O'Connor Park. €20 Ted Lucey, Kilnagurteen. John O'Mahony, Cork St. Ann O'Farrell, Main St. Kevin Moynihan, Toonsbridge. Ali Ring Jr. St. Colman's Park.

Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto: July 20. Jackpot €2.500. Numbers drawn: 29, 38, 39. No winner. €50 Sean Cotter, Horsemount. €20. Marie Ambrose, Cahirbaroule. Pat Cahir, Oughtihera. Ann and Seamus, c/o Seamus Crowley, Ballinagree.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: July 9. Jackpot €2,200. €70 Murt Buckley. €20 Tom Linehan, c/o M.C.P. Anne Carey, Ballyvourney. Mary O'Sullivan, Carriganimma. Anthony Kelleher, Masseytown. .
July 16. Jackpot €2,400. €70 Sheila Coyne, c/o Bingo. €20 Isalbel Good, Lissarda. Marie Good, Carriganimma. Sean and Gobnait Lynch, Gortnavranner.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: July 13. Jackpot €7,800. Numbers drawn: 7, 10, 12, 18. No winner. €50 Amy Barry Murphy, Carrigadrohid. €25 Sheila O'Rourke, Cloughduv. Linda O'Connell, Aherla.
July 20. Jackpot €7,850. Numbers drawn: 1, 4, 17, 24. No winner. €50 Rosemary Wall, Shandangan. €25 Ger Hallissey, Aherla. Ger Carey, Peake.

Coachford AFC Lotto 7/7/2014, Jackpot: €1,200, Numbers Drawn: 4 - 10 - 14, No Winner, €40 John Murphy, €20 Declan O'Connell, Darren Field, Matthew Bradley, Barry O'Riordan (Yearly Ticket).
14/7/2014, Jackpot: €1,400, Numbers Drawn: 20 - 27 - 34, No Winner, €40 Jim Bob O'Sullivan, €20 Sean Gleeson, Pat O'Riordan, Don O'Riordan, Sean Gleeson.

Lee Valley Updates

World Class Fishing in Lee Valley

Teams from 25 countries came to Coachford on Thursday July 17th for the Parade of Nations and the official opening of the 4th World Feeder Fishing Championships. The teams - with between 10 and 20 members each - lined up in their team colours and paraded through the village of Coachford to the GAA Hall behind Ballingeary Pipe Band. A member of Coachford Foróige led each team, carrying a placard with its name, while the team captain carried the nation's flag. The reigning World Champions, South Africa, led the teams and hosts, Ireland, completed the line-up. A large crowd of supporters and locals gathered in the village to view the colourful spectacle while the local Community Association laid on Face Painters, Balloon Modellers and other entertainment for those coming to see this unique parade.
The village was in festive mode as children and adults enjoyed the parade in glorious sunshine. Coachford resident Shelia Sheehan said "I never thought I'd see the day that people from Kazakhstan, Moldova and Russia would be parading on our streets and being cheered on by all present. It's absolutely great to see." The shops and pubs did a roaring trade and an expert team of stewards kept traffic disruption to a minimum and made sure the army of children were kept safe. The village was decked out in colourful buntings and flags and everyone along the route of the parade was determined to cheer on every country, but especially Ireland.
A lone piper led the teams into the packed hall and each team presented its flag to the Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Alan Coleman, as a short version of their national anthem was played in the background. A huge cheer and a standing ovation greeted the Irish flag bearer, Corkonian, Ken Ince, as he presented the final flag, the tri-colour.
The Mayor then addressed the competitors. He praised the organisers for bringing the championships to Ireland, to Co. Cork and to Coachford.. He thanked those responsible for the new facility on the river Lee and praised the vision of Cork County Council for getting involved at an early stage of the development. Mr. Oliver McGauley, President of the National Course Fishing Federation of Ireland, welcomed his fellow fishing enthusiasts to the Lee Valley. He had huge praise and thanks for the people of Coachford for the most fantastic welcome. Mr. Michael Creed T.D. who was one of those instrumental in securing the funding to complete the very fine venue on the River Lee, also addressed the audience and had huge praise for Fermoy man, Tommy Lawton who is the chief organiser of the world championships. Mr. Creed spoke of the mammoth task that was carried out to secure the venue and the Championships. He also praised the good work of the community and the Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Company.
Mr. Frank Barry of the ESB underlined how important the Inniscarra Lake reservoir is to the ESB and how vital course fishing events like this are to the economy of the area. Dr. Kieran Byrne, CEO Inland Fisheries Ireland, said there was no reason that more international fishing events could not come to the River Lee venue and thanked all involved for making the dream of a few the reality for many.
The world Championships were officially opened by Mr. Claudio Matteoli, President of the International Fresh Water Sport Fishing Federation. In his speech he welcomed all the competitors and said that although the Feeder Championships were relatively new in terms of the other freshwater championships, the 2014 games in Ireland have attracted the most teams ever.
The competition over the two days was enthralling and the spectacle of over 150 fishermen fishing on the banks of the Lee had to be seen to be believed. The fishing was superb with Ireland landing over 600 fish on Saturday alone and earning their first ever team medal in International Course Fishing World championships in over 50 years. Huge crowds turned out to witness the final days fishing in which England took the Gold medal. The atmosphere in the GAA Hall at the Medal ceremony was electric and as Ireland was announced as Silver Medal Winner, chants of 'Óle Óle Óle' broke out across the hall, to the amusement of the Spanish team and many of the other nations present.
In his closing speech Mr. Claudio Matteoli praised the organisers and the venue and had a special word of thanks to the people of Coachford who he said were the most welcoming community that he had ever encountered in all his years travelling the world to fishing events. He hopes to return for some fishing in Ireland over the next two years and said that he would not be surprised if another World or European Championships will be held at the fantastic venue in the near future.
Deirdre O'Donovan, Chairperson of the Community Council said, "The world championships were a great success for everyone involved and we are delighted that they went off so well. The visitors to the area were overwhelmed by the welcome they received and many of them have promised to return. It was great to see the business people benefiting and the huge investment by the Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Company and the NCFFI into the venue really paid off. They should be congratulated for their vision and commitment. But without doubt the real heroes of this championship week were the people of Coachford. I am extremely proud of all those who helped in any way in making this event such a huge success. Everyone who got involved did so wholeheartedly and they pulled out all the stops throughout a wonderful week in the village. They showed tremendous pride in their village and area and again I would like to thank this huge team of volunteers."

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Some of the 125 competitors in the World Feeder Fishing Championships at Coachford © Lee Valley Outlook

Gone Fishing

726kg of fish were caught on Inniscarra Lake on the first day one of the 4th World Feeder Fishing Championships. Irish team member, Richard Pratt, caught 20.176kg, the best in the competition, placing him first in the individual rankings. With their massive haul of 607 fish Team Ireland finished in second position on day one. Team England finished in 1st place but there was just 7kg between the top three teams with Team Netherlands in third position with their catch of 250 fish.

The venue fished well on Saturday, producing an average catch of just less than 6kg per angler for the five hours fishing. This was the fourth year of the event and had the most teams competing. The anglers fished 5 sections – A - E. Sections A to D are on the newly developed World Championship stretch with Section E on the well-known Garden Centre venue. Each section had one fisherman from each of the 25 competing countries. Their catch was monitored hourly and was returned to the lake at the end of the day's fishing.

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Peter Scanlon, Liam Lyons, Teresa Mathers, Joseph Flahive and Con Dunne who have done a survey of grave memorials in Canovee graveyard. ©

Canovee Survey

A recent survey of Bawnatemple graveyard, Canovee was conducted as part of the Historic Graves project, a community-focused heritage project supported by LEADER funds. Volunteers met on Monday 7th July to carry out the survey in Bawnatemple. The oldest identifiable gravestone dates to 1754, but the graveyard, which is situated in the centre of an early ecclesiastical site, has been in use since as early as c. 600 A.D. The graveyard also contains the headstone of Sergeant D. Lucey, air gunner who died on March 17th 1945 and the tomb of the Spread family, Forest, who owned a large estate in the Canovee area at the end of the 18th century. The results of the survey will be available for public viewing on the www.historicgraves.com website, designed by Eachtra Archaeology.

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*************Pic. 17. Enjoying Inchigeela's Get Together Street Picnic ©

Daniel Corkery Summer School

The 2014 Daniel Corkery Summer School is currently on at Creedon's Hotel, Inchigeelagh. It honours the Cork poet, playwright, novelist, critic and nationalist, who is perhaps best remembered for his work 'The Hidden Ireland' 1924. Corkery was also a talented water colourist and professor of English at U.C.C.
The teachers and researchers of the Department of Archaeology at U.C.C. are giving this year's scholars an insight into the pre-historic settlements and sites of Cork. James O'Driscoll, a Kinsale artist, will lecture on 'Prehistoric Hillforts in Cork and Ireland' on Thursday and Nick Hogan, a researcher in archaeology at U.C.C., will deliver the final lecture on Friday at 9p.m. on the subject of 'Prehistoric Landscapes in the Beara Peninsula'.
Landscape Painting classes are conducted by Aegan Floyd; the choral workshop is under the direction of Katherine Choonara. Enquiries to Joe Creedon at 026 49012, Ursula Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on www.corkery.inchigeealgh.com

Inchigeela Festival 14th -17th August

Inchigeela Festival is back this year and running from the 14th to the 17th of August in the festival marquee in River Island Inchigeela. This year's events kick off with a Food Demonstration by Rachel Allen and Food Fair on Thursday 14th of August. Events on Friday 15th include a 5km Family Fun Run/ Walk, with entertainment later that night coming from "The Garth Brooks Experience". Saturday 16th of August will see an afternoon outdoor Family Fun day. UV5 will provide the musical entertain later that night in the marquee.. Sunday 17th of August will see the festival come to a close with an Afternoon Tea Dance with Finbarr Dennehy, outdoor live music in Inchigeela village & festival favourites Bog the Donkey.

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. Pupils and teachers at the unveiling of a mural in the playground at Scoil Abán Naofa, Baile Mhúirne. © Nóra Ní Luasa

Clondrohid Updates

Development Group: The speed at which all types of vehicles travel through the village has become a source of great worry to many residents. Some drivers just seem to ignore speed limit signs. The Development Group has approached public representatives and the council on this matter and hopefully some other deterrent will be in place shortly. With large numbers attending both the school and creche, Clondrohid is a very busy village. Should one wait for a fatal accident to happen?. The Development Group think not. In the meantime they appeal to all to slow down. You will only gain an extra second or two by speeding but what might you lose if you injure or kill someone.
Briery Gap Mixed Choir: All singers over the age of 18 are welcome to be part of this new initiative and enrolment will take place on Wednesday September 10. The fee for 10 weeks term is €50 per person. Remember places will be limited so ring 02641793 to register your interest without delay.

Focus Ireland Advice and Information Service will be available at the Citizens Information Centre, South Square, Macroom on the first Thursday of every month, to answer any housing or related queries.

G.A.A. News: The Junior A Team defeated Castlehaven in the County Junior A League on Saturday evening July 12 in Clondrohid. With a lot of players missing on the night, this was a great win, with some fine football being played.. Unfortunately they exited the Mid Cork Championship last Saturday evening when Dripsey defeated them on a scoreline of 1 9 to 2 12. Good luck in their future league games. Fixture: U 18C F.C. at 7.30pm in Macroom Clondrohid V Canovee.
Laochra Óg U14s received a presentation from Macroom Opticians recently. Anna Roche made the presentation on behalf of herself and her husband John. Their support is greatly appreciated.

Ballinagree Harvest Festival

Ballinagree vintage vehicle committee is gearing up for the 12th annual harvest festival and family fun day on Sunday August 3rd in Ballinagree. A large display of vintage vehicles; cars, tractors and all sorts of machinery is expected to arrive in the village, along with an old time thresher, creating an air of nostalgia and excitement for all to enjoy. It's a fun day for the whole family, with all children's entertainment free. There will also be a dog show, best dressed lady competition, bowl in the bucket competition, old style cooking demonstrations, side shows and stalls, children's sports and much more. Teas, cakes and sandwiches will be served in the food tent .
Supporting a charity is one of the reasons the committee works so hard. Last year Ballinagree Vintage presented €2,000 to the Irish Heart Foundation and this year they will be donating proceeds of a raffle to Macroom Community Hospital. Tickets on sale presently and on the day .So do come along to have a great day while supporting a good cause. Raffle on Sunday evening, August 3rd in the Ploughman Bar, Ballinagree. Locally there will be a road bowling tournament with a presentation of trophies on Friday night, August 1st in the Ploughman Bar with music by Clann Éireann.

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 Finbarr Crowley, Rooves Beg; Tim Looney, Nadrid, Coachford and Delaware and Finbarr Crowley, Dereen, at the Lee Hydro Scheme Exhibition in Coachford © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Scheme Exhibition

ACR Heritage (the Heritage Committee of ACR Community Council) wishes to thank all who visited and made contributions to the recent River Lee Hydroelectric Scheme Exhibition which was held in Coachford Community House to coincide with the international fishing event on the river. The exhibition included articles and photos on the works and construction of the dams, video footage, and audio recordings of interviews with those employed on the hydroelectric scheme. The quality of the old photographs was superb. The exhibition explained in detail the flooding of the valley, the building of the dams, the new bridges and the new roads in the early 1950s. The members of the Aghabullogue, Coachford Rylane Heritage Committee, who organised the exhibition, were on hand to answer any questions and to explain the history and stories behind the photographs and newspaper cuttings. Over 1,000 people visited the exhibition over the six days, coming from all over the Lee Valley and even from abroad. Thanks were extended to the ESB as exhibition sponsor; Murphy's Electrical for supplying the exhibition equipment; John Paul Construction, Irish Times, Irish Examiner and Seamus O'Donoghue for material and permissions; those who contributed in interviews, loaned material for the exhibition, and gave additional information and feedback before and during the exhibition. ACR Heritage will respond to queries and requests - of which there were many - as soon as possible. Members put in months of effort to mount the exhibition; to staff it during the open week, to give the Community House a pre-exhibition makeover and helped in various ways to get it up and running. Their voluntary work is much appreciated.
One of the visitors to the exhibition was septuagenarian, Tim Looney, of Nadrid, now living in Delaware, U.S.A. Tim was involved in the building and painting of the dams and the new Rooves Bridge. He had many wonderful stories of those days in the early 50s when Ireland was a different country. He fondly recalled having first seen his wife, Abbie Riordan of Farran, as she cycled across the old Rooves Bridge.
The Exhibition will again feature as part of the Coachford Autumn Festival on Sunday August 17th.

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Rang na hArdteiste ó Choláiste Ghobnatan réidh don Debs © Nóra Ní Luasa

Run in aid of Suicide Aware

Now in its 4th year, this year's Classic and Old Skool Toyota Car Run will sponsor Suicide Aware and is scheduled for Saturday, August 4 with registration from 10.30 am at Lee Valley Golf and Country Club. Between that and roll out time of 12 noon participants can avail of light refreshments and view the cars which will have travelled from far and wide. So far interest has come from Corolla owners in Omagh, Starlets are coming from Monaghan, Carinas from Meath, land cruisers from Donegal and a big convoy of all sorts of Toyota models from Dublin, while there is some interest also coming from owners in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. An entry fee of €10 per car will apply. On completion of the 75 km drive around some of Cork's scenic roadways, participants will get to enjoy some of the Lee Valley Golf and Country Club's finest food for an extra €12 and the presentation of trophies and spot prizes will follow. An addition to this year's event is the Toyota Rally Car Display. Ovens man, Robert O'Riordan, who is the main organiser, thanked the local Toyota Dealerships of Macroom Motors, Grandon's of Glanmire and Cogan's of Carrigaline for their continued sponsorship. Robert has invited any company or individual who wishes to make a donation or spot prize or take a sponsorship card to contact him at 086-0741482 or Denis at 087-9874507.

Coachford Updates

Coachford Festival: Yummy Mummies, Glamorous Grannies, and Speedy Sheep are all part of the 5th Coachford Autumn Festival which takes place from Friday August 15th to Sunday August 17th. The festival will hit the ground running on Friday when the second running of the Coachford Five Mile Road Race takes place at 7.30pm. The race is approved by the Athletics Association of Ireland and will take runners on a mostly flat circuit in and around the village. Entries for the race can be made online at www.eventmaster.ie or on the evening from 6.00pm at the GAA Hall Coachford. Proceeds of the race go to Suicide Aware and local charities. . On Saturday afternoon at 5.30pm the fourth annual High Nelly run will see well in excess of 50 vintage bicycles, with many cyclists in period costume, visit local villages. Coachford Cycling Club will host 'Grass Racing' in the GAA grounds from 7.00pm. This event will see children and adults complete in a cycle race around the GAA pitch. There are categories for Under 12s, 14s and 16s. A pet dog show will take place in the evening and every kind of mongrel mutt and pure bred princess competing. Junior Agrilympics take place on Saturday evening and under 16s (mixed teams) get the opportunity to participate at 5.30pm. The Voice of the Festival will be held later on Saturday night.
On Sunday the Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car and tractor show takes over the large venue at the GAA Grounds in Coachford from 12noon. A huge entry is expected. The highlight this year is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Massey 100 and Ford 1000 series tractors. Sheep Racing is a new event for the festival this year and promises to be great fun and full of excitement. The sheep are already in training and if they can avoid the butchers block between now and August 17th they should have a great day out on the turf in Coachford. Adult 'Agrilympics' takes place on Sunday afternoon where teams of four will compete against each other to claim the Perpetual Trophy. Each mixed team will take part in four farm related challenges. The show on Sunday will also feature a Yummy Mummy, Glamorous Granny and Bonny Baby Competition. A farmers market, an improved Family Funfair, Children's Sports, Sheaf tossing, Egg throwing, Balloon modelling, Tractor building, face painting, A huge Model Toy display, An exhibition on the Flooding of the Lee Valley, Scrapyard Challenge, Mini Digger Challenge, Guess the weight of the animal, Mini Club of Ireland display and live music featuring Tim O'Riordan of Natural Gas are also part of the event filled day at the Coachford Autumn Festival. The festival has raised over €25,000 for Suicide Aware and local charities over the last three years. It is very much geared to families. For further information see our facebook page Coachford autumn festival or contact Tadgh on 087 2426343 or Peter on 086 8447105.

Head of the Class: Retired Principal of Rylane National School, Con Lynch, Macroom, was honoured in Rylane recently by past pupils, fellow teachers and members of the community. In a beautiful and relaxed function, Con was interviewed by Diarmuid Cronin and Michael Kelleher about his life, his early education, his battles with the Department of Education and his campaigns for famine relief in Africa. Con spoke lovingly about his past pupils, how important the rural school is to village life and the community and his love of education. Con was praised for his work in developing the school in Rylane and for working tirelessly to improve conditions in rural schools and ease the burden on teaching Principals. Presentations were made to Con from the Board of Management, past pupils and parents. A beautiful 'Book of Memories' was presented to Con in recognition of the huge difference he made to so many lives down through the years in Rylane. The packed hall in Rylane was treated to some wonderful stories and memories from Con and his pupils. After the presentations those present shared their own memories over a cup of tea and enjoyed music and song long into the night.

GAA: The draw for the fourth round of the Intermediate Championships was made recently and the Intermediate Footballers will meet last year's County Junior Champions, Mitchelstown, in the 4th round of the championship on Sunday July 27th at 4pm in Mallow. The Intermediate Hurlers will face Ballygarvan in their 4th round game but the date, time and venue have yet to be fixed for this tie.

Ballingeary Agricultural Show 2014

The 50th. Ballingeary Show is on Sunday 24th August. Highlights include The SouthWestern Shorthorn Breeders Society Heifer Final. Indoor section includes Arts & Crafts, Home Baking, Flowers &Veg etc. Live music by Patrick O'Sullivan, with open air dance platform. Performance by Ballingeary Pipe Band. Pet dog show, Bonnie Baby, Old Time Threshing &Vintage Display. Pets Corner. Guess the weight of the buffalo. Basket Making Demo Display .The Animal roadshow. Big round bale pushing. Raffle, plus lots more. Catering facilities & Tea marquee. Free Car parking. A great day out assured. Bí ann gan teip. Details on www.ballingearyshow.com or contact Secretary 0864018992 / 0861603903 Closing date for entries is 13th August.

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Cloughduv Hurling Club Cúl Camp with Cork star, Eoin Cadogan ©Anne O'Riordan

Macra Matters

Berrings Macra were very much involved in the Macra Know Your Neighbour Weekend. They helped the local community at a Mass at the Mass Rock in Ballyanly on Tuesday 15th of July. Club members cleaned up the rock, organised the mass and provided refreshments afterwards to more than 100 people. It was a beautiful evening and a very successful event. The club also attended the Dancing at the Crossroads in Berrings and helped to promote the annual event. Recently Berrings Macra presented a cheque of €600 to Pieta House - money raised by hosting the club's annual fun run.

It has been a busy and exciting few weeks for Donoughmore Macra. On the 9th of July club member Diarmuid O Connell won the National Round of the U23 Dairy Stock Judging. His sister Edel representing IT Tralee Macra placed runner up in the same competition. This is the second year in a row that the title has found it's way to Donoughmore with Alan Twomey emerging victorious last year.

Donoughmore Macra members were very involved in events at Donoughmore Carnival. They took part in the 7 mile walk, with club member Daniel Buckley first to cross the finish line. On Sunday, the club organised a number of sideshows to raise money for the Community Council. These included a FunStars Obstacle course that attracted all ages. Club members were also delighted to take part in Donoughmore Fittest Four competition, with three club teams entered and the B team being narrowly defeated in the final few metres. It was a great weekend and many thanks to all who supported us. Photos of the weekend can be found at: www.facebook.com/donoughmore.macra

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I'm one of seven billion in the world in which we live
But I can make a difference by the way I love and give.
Whenever I see another who needs a helping hand
I'll be there to show I care in every way I can.
If I just throw one starfish back into the sea of blue
And if you were that starfish, would I make a difference to you?
A kind word and a smile or a hug for one in need
Just one spoonful of my love can plant a healing seed.
Yes, I'm just one of many but with some help from you;
We'll make twice the difference. Are you willing to make it two?

GIY lby Michael Kelly

French beans are often tastier than runner beans, broad beans and perhaps even peas. Try them briefly blanched before being fried in butter and sprinkled with loads of rock salt. French beans also freeze really well, so if you have the space they are really worth growing. Though teepees of climbing french beans are visually appealing, I think that dwarf french beans (the plants of which grow to no more than 45cm tall) are somehow more impressive and surprisingly productive for such a neat little plant. You can still try a sowing of dwarf french beans at this time of the year, as long as you're willing to provide them with some cover (a fleece or similar) in October if the weather turns cold. This year I am growing varieties Purple Teepee and Safari.

Using Rain Water: Certain plants prefer acid soil. Rain water tends to be more acid than alkaline and is easily gathered. Water butts are widely available online or in your local garden centre. If you don't have a water butt, just leave out buckets or open top containers and you will soon gather rain water to use on dry hot days. It is also good to use rain water when making liquid fertilisers with nettles, comfrey or even manure. Just soak the one of your choice in the rain water and dilute down at least 10:1 before watering with it. The greatest benefit of using rain water is that there are no chemicals or minerals unnaturally added to harm what you are growing.

Sports Mad

Cork County Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2 (Losers' Group)

Na Piarsaigh 1-15 Youghal 2-14

Sarsfields 2 - 25 Bride Rovers 0 - 15,

Courceys 0-11 Bishopstown 2-12

Midleton 3-18 Killeagh 1-13

Divisions/Colleges:
Carrigdhoun 0-18 Carbery 1-12

Round 3

Killeagh v Na Piarsaigh

Bride Rovers v Courceys

Relegation Play Off: Killeagh/Na Piar v Bride/Courceys

Intermediate Round 4 Draws 20/07/2014

Round 4 (Knock Out)

1. Na Piarsaigh/Killeagh v Courcey Rvrs/Bride Rvrs

2. Newtownshandrum v UCC

3. Sarsfields v Carrigdhoun

4. Erin's Own v St. Finbarr's

5. Ballymartle v Blackrock

6. Bishopstown v Glen Rovers

7. Midleton v Douglas

8. Youghal v Carrigtwohill

Quarter-Finals

1 v 2, 3 v 4, 5 v 6, 7 v 8.

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 2

BLARNEY 1-16 Tracton 0-15

Round 3:

Tracton 1-19 Watergrasshill 0-17

Kilworth 0-23 Kilbrittain 0-14

Relegation Play Off: Watergrasshill v Kilbrittain

Round 4:

1. Carrigaline v Newcestown

2. Mallow v Valley Rovers

3. Kilworth v Inniscarra

4. Kanturk v Tracton

5. Blarney v Ballinhassig

6. Bandon v Cloyne

7. Bye - Ballyhea

8. Bye - Castlelyons

Quarter-Finals

1 v 2, 3 v 4, 5 v 6, Ballyhea v Castlelyons

Blarney 1-16 Tracton 0-15

Blarney lifted their game after a poor start to beat Tracton in the second round of the Premier IHC at Páirc Uí Rinn. Five points in arrears at one stage in the first half, Blarney were 0-10 to 0-8 in arrears at half-time but Peter O'Driscoll's goal at the start of the second half put them in front and they were never led subsequently.

Tracton scored the game's first four points and were on top for most all the opening period and could have been further in front. Peter O'Driscoll and Mark Cremin free got Blarney off the mark but they still trailed by 0-9 to 0-4 after 20 minutes. As the Tracton wide tally continued to mount Blarney began to find their form and Mark Cremin and Mark O'Leary points cut the defictit to just two points at half-time. On the restart, O'Driscoll goal was followed by a point from Brian Hurley and another from Cremin. Tracton stayed in touch and at the three quarter stage there was only a point between the teams, 1-13 to 0-14 but Blarney finished well with points from O'Connell and the accurate free taker Mark Cremin.

Scorers: Blarney: M Cremin 0-8 (all frees), P O'Driscoll (1-2), M O'Leary (0-3), B O'Connell (0-2), B Hurley (0-1).

Blarney: P Hallissey; D Cronin, P O'Leary, D Walsh; J Barrett, J Jordan, P Philpott; B Hurley, M Cremin; M O'Leary, JD Good, O O'Connor; B O'Connell, P O'Driscoll, C Murphy. Subs: S McSweeney, D Dunlea.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 4 Draw:

A: Kildorrery v Milford

B: GRENAGH v Argideen Rangers

C: Barryroe v EIRE ÓG

D: Fermoy v Fr. O'Neill's

E: Charleville v BALLINCOLLIG

F: Ballygarvan v AGHABULLOGUE

G: Aghada Bye

H: Meelin Bye

Quarter-Finals: A v B, C v D, E v F, Aghada v Meelin.

Relegation Play Off: Dripsey v St Catherine's

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Macroom Opticians presentation of jerseys to Laochra Óg © Nóra Ní Luasa

Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

Quarter Finals:

Randal Óg 1-9 Rathpeacon 0-13

UIBH LAOIRE 1-3 Dromtariffe 4-18

Araglen 0-12 Shanballymore 4-10

Ballinacurra 1-10 Ballyclough 2-16

Iveleary 1-3 Dromtariffe 4-18

The great run of the Iveleary hurler in the county B championship came to an end at Brinny where Dromtariffe proved superior. Iveleary conceded early goals which left them with a mammoth task and they could never get back into contention though they did perform well in the second half. Cathal Vaughan scored the Iveleary goal from a free and the points came from Shane Galvin, Vaughan and Finbarr McSweeney.

Iveleary: Ger O'Donovan: Anthony McSweeney, Martin Cotter, Brian Murphy: Ger O'Riordan, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Finbarr McSweeney and Ger McSweeney: Barry O'Leary, Shane Galvin, Colin Tanner; David Dineen, Cathal Vaughan, Liam Kearney. Sub: John McNulty.

County Senior Football Championship

Round 3 Results:

Newcestown 1-9 Dohenys 0-11

Aghada 1-11 St. Vincents 1-8

Divisions/ Colleges (2 to qualify)

MUSKERRY 0-15 Duhallow 0-14

Carbery 4-14 Seandún 0-10

Round 4 Draw:

A: Castlehaven v Carbery Rangers

B: Aghada v Clonakilty

C: Bishopstown v St. Finbarr's

D: Clyda Rovers v Newcestown

E: Nemo Rangers v Ilen Rovers

F: Douglas v O'Donovan Rossa

G: Carbery v BALLINCOLLIG

H: St. Nick's v MUSKERRY

Quarter-Finals: A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H.

Relegation Play Off: Doheny's v St Vincent's

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Muskerry who defeated Duhallow in the Cork County Senior Football Championship © Lee Valley Outlook

Muskerry 0 – 15 Duhallow 0 – 14

Muskerry footballers qualified for the 4th round of the senior championship and a tilt with St Nicholas after a thrilling win over Duhallow at Dromtariffe in their final play-off game in the Colleges/ Divisions section. It took an injury time point from Fintan Goold to win the game but victory was deserved and the Muskerry team and all associated with the team were well satisfied with their victory and the performance of the Mid Cork side. There were some great individual performers on both sides, not surprising really when one views the number of intercounty senior players on the field - Noel O'Leary, Fintan Goold, Daniel Goulding, Liam Shorten, Cathal Vaughan with Muskerry, Donncadh O'Connor and Aidan Walsh with Duhallow. In the overall analysis however it was the all round level of skill and willingness to graft hard (epitomised by the contribution of Martin Connors at wing forward) that won this game for Muskerry, qualities needed for a game played in the heart of Duhallow and on the pitch where Duhallow trained.

Cathal Vaughan pointed for Muskerry in the very first minute, taking a pass from Peter Kelleher to finish a move that started in the Muskerry defence. Donncadh O'Connor replied for Duhallow but then Muskerry hit over three points in a row, one each from Daniel Goulding (a free), Fintan Goold and Cathal Vaughan (a free) to lead by 0-4 to 0-1 after ten minutes. Back came Duhallow with another point from Donncadh O'Connor and Declan Ambrose was almost in for a goal for Muskerry at the other end, the outstanding Seán Kelleher supplying a smashing through ball. O'Connor had another Duhallow point but Muskerry replied with points from Fintan Goold and Cathal Vaughan, 0-6 to 0-3 after 20 minutes. Duhallow were improving all the time and Donncadh O'Connor had a point and then Seamus Hickey had another but Muskerry had two points from Daniel Goulding to match them. In the final minute of the half Aidan Walsh had a Duhallow point, over off the post, and so Muskerry led at half time by 0-8 to 0-6 and the outcome was uncertain.

For a time in the second half it seemed that Duhallow would take control. Daniel Goulding and Donncadh O'Connor had swapped points in the opening minutes. Cathal Vaughan had then pointed well (35th minute) but following this Duhallow hit over four points in a row to take the lead on a 0-11 to 0-10 scoreline. Donncadh O'Connor had pointed two frees, Seamus Hickey had pointed from play and Aidan Walsh had kicked over a great lead point in the 45th minute. Muskerry were being deprived of possession by the Duhallow style of playing the ball around between themselves but the break Muskerry needed came when Goold was fouled and Daniel Goulding sent over the resultant free to equalise in the 47th minute. Goulding then pointed a '45' for Muskerry, Danny Twomey's close range effort having been deflected out by the goalkeeper, and Cathal Vaughan increased the lead to two, taking a pass from Declan Ambrose in the 24th minute. Back came Duhallow with a point from Michael Vaughan and Vaughan then kicked over an equaliser as the excitement mounted. Sean Kelleher burst through from midfield in the 58th minute to put Muskerry back in front but at the end of normal time, Aidan Walsh kicked over a magnificent free from the ground to level the game scores again. As the game was heading for extra time Fintan Goold won possession at midfield and broke through the cover of the Duhallow half backs to send over a delightful point for Muskerry, a score worthy of its importance.

Muskerry: James O'Connell (Macroom): Seán O'Leary (Iveleary), Kevin Barrett (Kilmurry), Graham Ó Mocháin /Graham Vaughan (Cill na Martra): John Carey (Dripsey), Nollaig Ó Laoire/ Noel O'Leary (Cill na Martra), Rory Buckley (Macroom): Fintan Goold (Macroom), Seán Ó Céilleachair/ Seán Kelleher (Cill na Martra): Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary), Martín Ó Conchuir/ Martin Connors (Cill na Martra): Declan Ambrose (Aghinagh), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Liam Seartan/ Liam Shorten (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh). Subs: Daniel Twomey (Kilmichael) and Dan O'Connell (Inniscarra) both used and Dominic Kelleher (Inniscarra), Marc Ó Goilí /Mark Golden (Cill na Martra), Daniel O'Riordan(Iveleary), Danny Ó Conaill/ Danny O'Connell (Cill na Martra), Finbarr Dromey (Kilmichael).

Team Manager: Andrew McCarthy, Inniscarra

Selectors: John O'Shea (Eire Óg), John O'Callaghan (Iveleary), Dermot O'Riordan (Kilmichael) and Mathew O'Leary (Aghinagh).

Medical: Clíona O'Riordan and John O'Riordan.

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. Macroom G.A.A. Cúl Camp 2014 © Lee Valley Outlook

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Round 3

Castletownbere 2-10 Glenville 2-8

Round 4

A: BALLINORA 3-11 NAOMH ABÁN 1-17

B: St. Michael's v Bantry Blues

C: Castletownbere v Na Piarsaigh

D: Mallow v Newmarket

E: Carrigaline v MACROOM

F: BÉAL ÁTHA'n GhAOR. 1-14 Nemo Rangers 0-18

G: GRENAGH - Bye

H: Valley Rovers – Bye

Quarter-Finals:

A v B, C v D

E v Nemo Rangers, Grenagh v Valley Rovers

Relegation Play Off: Glenville v Kiskeam

Naomh Abán 1 – 17 Ballinora 3 – 11

When early in the second half Naomh Abán led Ballinora by eight points in this Premier Intermediate Football championship game at Cloughduv it seemed that the Gaeltacht side were already on their way to the quarter final stage. In an extraordinary turn about in fortunes however it was Naomh Abán who needed to score an injury time equalising point to get a second chance as Ballinora hit them with three goals, revealing weaknesses in the defence not apparent earlier.

Naomh Abán dominated the first half play. They started well and a goal after six minutes from Miceál Ó Liatháin, set up by Maidhc Ó Duinnín, helped them to a 1-6 to 0-4 lead after the opening quarter. Miceál Ó Laoire was on top at midfield and up front Míceál Ó Croinín was as dangerous as ever. Ballinora then hit over three points in quick succession but Naomh Aban finished the first half strongly with points from Miceál Ó Croinín, Gerry Lyons, Seamus Ó Laoire and Maidhc Ó Duinnín and led by six points at the break, 1-10 to 0-7.

On the restart they added two further points to their advantage, Miceál Ó Laoire and Ó Croinín the scorers, but Ben Ahern, newly introduced as a substitute, had a point for Ballinora in reply. Ballinora's hopes got a minor boost when Ahern got in for their first goal, the gap was now at four points, but N Abán replied with a brace of points and led by 1-14 to 1-8 at the three quarter stage. Aodhán O'Connor had a point for Ballinora and then Pat Fitton banged in a second goal to cut the gap to two points. N Aban had a point from Shane McCarthy in reply but immediately Ballinora came up field and Conor Brosnan put Michael Hodge through on goal and Hodge billowed the net to level the scores. Again N Abán took the lead and it seemed that they would hang on as full time loomed but a minute from time Ben Ahern cut through the N Abán defence and set up Alan O'Neill for an equalising point. Within a minute Ballinora had taken the lead for the first time in the game when Alan O'Neill again found the target but justice was done when Maidhc Ó Duinnín kicked a point in injury ti;me to earn Naomh Abán a second chance.

Scorers: N Abán: M Ó Croinín 0-7 (0-2 frees), M Ó Liatháin 1-0, D Ó Liatháin 0-3, M Ó Laoire 0-2, M Ó Duinnín 0-2, S Ó Laoire 0-2, S MacCarthaigh 0-1.

Ballinora: P Fitton 1-2, B Ahern 1-1, M Hodge 1-0, M Murphy 0-2, A O'Neill 0-2, C Murphy, C Brosnan, I Whycherly A O'Connor, 0-1each.

Naomh Abán: Micheál Ó Donnchú: Criostóir Ó Deasúna, Seamus Ó Mathúna, Tomás Ó hAilíosa: Diarmuid Ó Scanaill, Seamus Ó Riada, Liam MacSuibhne: Michéal Ó Laoire, Tadg Ó Scannaill: Seamus Ó Laoire, Miceál Ó Liatháin, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Míceál Ó Cróinín, Diarmuid Ó Liatháin. Fear Ionaid: Seán A MacCarthaigh.

Ballinora: Cathal O'Connor: David O'Neill, Brendan Hourihan, Tim Crotty: Conor Murphy, Mike Lordan, Tomás McGrath; Michael Hodge, Aodhán O'Connor: Ian Whycherly, Gary O'Halloran, Alan O'Neill: Pat Fitton, Conor Brosnan, Michael Murphy. Subs: Ben Ahern and John O'Regan.

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 Kilmichael, playing in their first ever Muskerry Junior A hurling championship, in which they defeated Gleann na Laoi © Lee Valley Outlook

Nemo Rangers 0 – 18 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 1 – 14

A tremendous fight back which saw Béal Átha come from seven points behind in the 48th minute to lead by a point with three minutes remaining, eventually was all in vain as Nemo Rangers, who had been held scoreless for ten minute during the Béal Átha rally, hit back with a late equaliser and followed on in injury time with a winning point in this Premier Intermediate Football championship 4th round game at Kilmurry. It was a dramatic conclusion to a superb match and neutrals would have wished for a draw and the possibility of more of this standard of entertainment.

Nemo Rangers had a very strong team on duty with Cork senior Barry O'Driscoll in attack and a formidable midfield pairing in David Nation and David Niblock. Ballingeary were without stalwart defender Leonard Ó Conchuir but had Pól Ó Buachalla and Liam Shorten back in attack and had prepared well. They were extremely fit and had to be, in a game where stated positions seldom meant anything for either side.

The opening quarter was very even with Béal Átha taking an early lead with points from Ben Shorten and Cian Dineen, Nemo replying with scores from the outstanding Alan O'Donovan, Nation and a Conor Horgan free and the Gaeltacht side drawing level through a fine Noel Dineen effort, the corner back cutting through the Nemo defence from midfield to send over in style in the 14th minute. David Nation restored the lead for Nemo, Liam Shorten took a fine equaliser for Béal Átha and then in the 18th minute the Muskerry men struck for the only goal of the game when Liam Shorten and Cian Dineen combined to put Ben Shorten through on goal and the latter lashed the ball high on to the underside of the crossbar.

This goal stung Nemo and the city side were to dominate the for the next twenty minutes. Nemo had a string of points from Nation, Horgan, William Morgan, Conor Allen, Shane Martin and Barry O'Driscoll with a point from Liam Shorten in the 28th minute being the only Béal Átha response. Nemo led by 0-12 to 1-5 at the break and continued their dominance into the second half. The gap between the teams was widened to seven points, 0-15 to 1-5 and Nemo looked to be in a very comfortable position. The Béal Átha mentors now made three simultaneous substitutions that revitalised their challenge in dramatic manner.

Liam Shorten, who was to put in a tremendous last quarter display, led the way with a 41st minute point, Andy Concannon pointed a sideline kick and Cian Dineen added another point and the Gaeltacht men began to dominate. Barry O'Driscoll did have a Nemo point but scores from Ben Shorten, Tim O'Leary, Concannon and Cian Dineen had the Béal Átha support in full cry and a huge cheer greeted Amhlaoibh Lynch's equalising point in the 55th minute. Two minutes later Ben Shorten took a pass from Dineen and fired over a lead point for Béal Átha. Could Béal Átha hold on with three minutes remaining, one wondered. Nemo quickly delivered their answer to the question. In the 59th minute Wiliam Morgan kicked over a superb equaliser and Béal Átha were wide at the other end. Nemo came back on the offensive, Conor Horgan crossed to Jerry Kerins and the substitute sent over confidently from 40 metres out to give Nemo their passage to the quarter final stage and a meeting with either Carrigaline or Macroom.

It was hard defeat for Béal Átha to take, their third in four years from Nemo in championship and they now exit the competition after this superb display.

Scorers: Nemo Rangers: D Nation 0-4, C Horgan 0-3 (0-1 free), Wm. Morgan 0-3, C Allen, S Martin and B O'Driscoll 0-2 each, A O'Donovan and J Kerins 0-1 each.

Béal Átha: B Shorten 1-3, C Dineen and L Shorten 0-3 (0-1 free) each, A Concannon 0-2 (0-1 fee, 0-1 sideline), N Dineen, T O'Leary and A Lynch 0-1 each.

Nemo Rangers: Darren Farry; Drew Murphy, Eoin Weldon, David O'Donovan: Shane Martin, Ciaran O'Shea, Alan O'Donovan: David Nation, David Niblock: Barry O'Driscoll, Brian Twomey, William Morgan: Conor Allen, Colm Kearins, Conor Horgan. Sub: Jerry Kerins for C O'Shea (52 ).

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchúir: Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Seán Ó Duinnín: Seán Ó Coill, Donal MacCarthaigh, Nollaig Ó Laoire: Colmán Ó Tuama, Andrias Ó Coinceannain: Miceal Ó Tuama, Ben Seartan, Pól Ó Buachalla: Cian Ó Duinnín, Tadhg Ó Laoghaire, Liam Seartan. Subs: Liam Ó Críodáin for S Ó Coill, Seán Ó Donnchú for D MacCarthaigh, Eoin Ó Coill for M Ó Tuama (all on 40 minutes), Eanna Ó Duinnín for N Ó Laoire (52).

Referee: Alan Long, Argideen Rangers.

Intermediate Football Championship

Round 4

A: Aghabullogue v Mitchelstown

B: Adrigole v Eire Óg

C: Kanturk v Fermoy

D: Mayfield v Ballydesmond

E: Youghal v Cill na Martra

F: Kildorrery v Glanmire

G: Rockchapel Bye

H: Kinsale Bye

Quarter-Finals

A v B, C v D, E v F, Rockchapel v Kinsale

Relegation Play Off: Cloyne v Glanworth

County Under 21 Football

'A' Championship Final:

BALLINCOLLIG 3-9 Nemo Rangers 3-9

Nemo Rangers 1-12 Ballincollig 1-4 (Replay)

A late rally saw Ballincollig recovered from a near irredeemable situation in the drawn county final at Pairc Uí Rinn. Nemo Rangers led by six points with five minutes remaining and were bringing in the subs to give them some county final action when Ballincollig produced a shock ending.

However, the late drama does not reflect the true story of this game. Ballincollig were competitive throughout after conceding a very soft goal from the throw in. Sean Kiely was magnificent and played a huge amount of ball despite being tightly marked. Cian Dorgan also kicked some lovely scores and the Muskerry champions led by 1-6 to 1-3 at the break. Matt O'Leary did really well to find the net following a surging run from Sean Kiely. Colin Moore was rock solid in defence while Cian Kiely and Robert Noonan picked up a huge amount of breaking ball in the opening half.
Nemo came storming back and their second goal was a soft goal. Ballincollig dug deep in the closing minutes to salvage a draw. Cian Dorgan scored a penalty with two minutes remaining and the impressive David Tobin coolly slotted home the equalising goal in injury-time.

Ballincollig: J Gibbons; S Lucey, E Ryle, S Murphy; D Kerstein, C Moore, L Prendergast; C Kiely, S Kiely; D O'Connor, D Tobin, R Noonan; R Hogan, C Dorgan, M O'Leary. Subs: S Coughlan, F Downs, M O'Mahony, K Browne.

In the replay a week later, Nemo led from start to finish and were the better side on the night. They learned from the drawn encounter, rearranged their team and were deserving winners. It was 1-7 to 0-1 at half time, Cian Dorgan the Ballincollig scorer, and Dorgan and Sean Kiely had early second half points before Morgan O'Mahony had a goal for Balincollig, 1-8 to 1-3 now the score. Nemo responded with a brace and Cian Dorgan had a fine point for Ballincollig. Again, six points separated the teams but his time Nemo made no mistake and powered on to victory.

'B' Championship Final: St Finbarr's 2-7 Ballinascarthy 0-4

Cork Hurlers

Cork Senior Hurlers won the Munster Final against Limerick at Cork and now await the winners of Dublin v Tipperary in the All Ireland semi-final. The Munster final win was the hurler's first provincial title in eight years and was greeted with delight by the huge Cork following. The All Ireland semi-final is scheduled for Sunday 17th August.

Cork Footballers

Cork Seniors footballers were most disappointing in losing the Munster Football final to Kerry. It was a dreadful performance but can Cork redeem themselves in the qualifiers? They play Sligo at Tullamore on Saturday 26th July at 5 pm on a triple bill which also includes Cork Intermediate hurlers at 2pm and Tipperary footballers against Galway at 7 pm.

Mid Cork GAA

Ballincollig Credit Union

Mid Cork Junior 'A' Hurling Championship

Round 2 (First round losers) draw:

Kilmichael 0-12 Gleann na Laoi 0-10

Ballincollig 1-16 Inniscarra 1-7

Round Three – Quarter Finals:

A Cloughduv v Donoughmore

B Ballinora v Blarney

C Ballincollig v Eire Óg

D Kilmichael – a bye.

Semi Final Pairings – to be drawn later

Kilmichael 0 – 12 Gleann na Laoi 0 – 10

Kilmichael hurlers created a bit of history at Cloughduv when they defeated Gleann na Laoi and thereby won their first ever 'A' grade Mid Cork championship game after three years of unsuccessful efforts. A added bonus for the winners is that they are now through to the semi final stage of the championship.

Conditions were near perfect for the game and from the start it was clear that both teams were fully focussed. Brendan Cotter shot Kilmichael into an early lead, Gleann, playing against the breeze, responded with three points and they led by 0-3 to 0-1 after ten minutes play. Immediately, Kilmichael drew level, Peter Kelleher and Donal O'Brien both firing over from play. This duo, along with young goalkeeper Stephen O'Leary, full back James O'Leary, John O'Riordan and Conor Cotter were to play pivotal roles in their side's. In the second quarter Peter Kelleher became the dominant player for Kilmichael and added six points to the winners' tally. One of these points came from play, one from a '65' and four from frees, all awarded for fouls on the strong Kilmichael man who was causing the Gleann defence some severe problems. Kilmichael led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the break.

Early second half points gave Gleann impetus on the restart but Daragh Foley pointed a Kilmichael free in the 38th minute and the four point gap between the teams lasted until the 44th minute. Gleann had cut the deficit to a single point by the 52nd minute, a response was needed from Kilmichael and it came when Daragh Foley got possession from a Donal O'Brien free and sent over a point and following the puck out Foley again gained possession and hit over another point to open up a three point gap once again. These scores gave Kilmichael a sufficient cushion to survive fierce late pressure from Gleann who did get one point back.

Scorers: Kilmichael: P. Kelleher 0-7 (0-4 frees, 0-1 '65'), D. Foley 0-3 (0-1 free), B. Cotter and D. O'Brien 0-1 each.

Kilmichael: Stephen O'Leary: Donal Kelly, James O'Leary, Dermot O'Riordan: Simon Foley, Finbarr Buckley, Luke Hennigan: Donal O'Brien, John O'Riordan: Kieran O'Leary, Peter Kelleher, Miceál Masters: Daragh Foley, Conor Cotter, Brendan Cotter. Subs: Trevor Tobin (43), Shane Foley (56).

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Cill na Martra U14 team who won the East region Championship final, defeating Kinsale in Cloughduv © Joan McLoughlin

Faro Intelligent Heating U 21 Hurling Championship

Cloughduv v Ballincollig or Inniscarra (losers)

Aghabullogue v Winners

Éire Óg v Winners of Ballincollig or Inniscarra (winners)

Blarney v Winners

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

Third Round (3 games):

A Donoughmore 0-11 Ballincollig 0-6

B Kilmurry 2-8 Inniscarra 1-7

C Dripsey 2-12 Clondrohid 1-9

Quarter Finals:

1 Donoughmore v Kilmurry

2 Dripsey v Iveleary

3 Aghinagh v Macroom

4 Éire Óg 0-5 Canovee 0-19

Semi Finals: 1v 2: 3 v 4.

Kilmurry 2-8 Inniscarra 1-7

Kilmurry, champions of 2012, safely got over the challenge of Inniscarra in Round 3 of the Mid Cork Junior A Football championship at Coachford and will be glad to have this potential banana skin out of the way and they now meet Donoughmore in the quarter finals. Kilmurry had a slight edge all through this game and led at half time by 0-6 to 0-2. Jonathan Buckley and Finbarr Crowley had two points apiece with Greg Barrett and Dave O'Halloran chipping in with a point apiece. Dan O'Connell scored both of the Inniscarra points in reply.

Within ten minutes of the restart, Kilmurry had victory as good as wrapped up with Jonathan Buckley finding the Inniscarra net twice, the second goal coming from the penalty spot. Kilmurry then enjoyed a seven point lead and they were not going to lose their advantage though Inniscarra battled on to the finish and a goal from Seán O'Donoghue gave them a boost. The second half points for Kilmurry came from Jonathan Buckley and Joe Ryan and the Inniscarra points came from Dan O'Connell, Dave O'Keeffe, Tomás O'Connor and Colm Casey.

Kilmurry: Jason McDonald: Eoin Barrett, Kevin Barrett, Michael Kelleher: Dave O'Halloran, David O'Leary, William Barrett; Pat O'Sullivan, James White: Greg Barrett, Finbarr Crowley, Dave McCarthy: Joe Ryan, Jonathan Buckley, Padraig Berhanu. Subs: Liam Long for D O'Leary (inj) (10), Liam Buckley for D O'Halloran (40), Stephen Down for P Berhanu (56).

Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Tommy Buckley, Kevin Burke, Donal O'Callaghan: Timmy Murphy, Padraig O'Callaghan, Liam O Riain: Aaron O'Raw, Alan Sheehan: Sean O'Donoghue, Dan O'Connell, David O'Keeffe: Tomás O'Connor, Colm Casey, Liam Collins. Subs: Paul Farmer for Collins, Sean O'Callaghan for O'Connor, Mark Ryan for O'Raw.

Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

Dripsey 2-12 Clondrohid 1-9

Dripsey are through to the quarter-final of the Ross Oil JAFC after a hard fought victory over Clondrohid in Coachford. David O'Sullivan scored two goals in the opening quarter and Dripsey led by 2-5 to 0-7 at the break. Clondrohid threatened to get back in the game on a couple of occasions but with Dripsey's John Carey outstanding, the winner's defence held firm.

Dripsey had their fist goal when Stevie Murray put David O'Sullivan through after 7 minutes. Darren Dineen pointed a free for Clondrohid and the score was 1-2 to 0-2 after 12 minutes when Dripsey had a second goal from O'Sullivan and a superb point from Conor Hayes to increase their lead. Clondrohid at last found their rhythm and four unanswered points from Mathew Mc Donagh ( 2 frees), Danny O'Riordan and Darren Dineen brought them right back in the game, 2-5 to 0-7.

An exchange of points was followed by a Mark O'Sullivan point for Dripsey to open up a five point gap but Clondrohid struck for a goal from Darren Dineen, set up by Conor O'Leary. Dripsey responded with points from Gary Murphy and they dominated the closing stages of the game with Gary Murphy and Stevie Murray adding further scores.

Scorers for Dripsey: D O'Sullivan 2-1, G Murphy 0-5 (0-2f), C Hayes 0-2, S Murray 0-2, M O'Sullivan, J Carey 0-1 each. Clondrohid: M McDonagh 0-5 (0-3f), D Dineen 1-2 (0-1f), D O'Riordan, P Lynch 0-1 each.

Dripsey: R Moynihan; D Buckley, P O'Riordan, R Daly; A Murray, J Carey, J Buckley; C Hayes, S Murray; D O'Sullivan, G Murphy, D Buckley; M O'Sullivan, D Riordan, T Ahern. Subs: B Galvin for J Buckley (50), M O'Riordan for T Ahern (52).

Clondrohid: J Corkery; S Lynch, T O'Brien, J Kelleher; C O'Leary, J O'Sullivan, L Lynch; F Kelleher, N Murphy; M Creed, P Lynch, D O' Riordan; D O'Leary, A Kelleher, D Dineen. Subs: D O'Mahony for N Murphy (37), C Creedon for C O'Leary (48).

Referee: T Hayes (Éire Óg).

Ballincollig 0-6 Donoughmore 0-11

Donoughmore comfortably defeated Ballincollig in the third round of the Ross Oil JAFC in Blarney. It was the winners' best display of the year and they fully deserved their win. Ballincollig's David Tobin registered the opening score of this game, Aidan O'Shea replied with two points for Donoughmore. Ballincollig went back in front with points from Alan Donovan (free) and a fine score from Stephan Coughlan. Donoughmore dominated the second quarter and three unanswered points from Shane Sexton (0-2 frees) had them back in front. Ballincollig's Stephen Coughlan got through for a well taken score but Donoughmore replied with a point from Stephen O'Connor which gave his side a 0-6 to 0-4 lead at the break.

On restart, Ballincollig sub. Padraig O'Mahony reduced the gap to the minimum and then put Alan Donovan clear inside the cover with a great pass but the latter's shot went just outside the butt of the post. Donoughmore had points from Shane Sexton to stretch their lead to three points before Morgan O'Mahony reduced the gap with a point. Aidan O'Shea pointed from a free and added another smashing point. Donoughmore remained in control to the end and will now meet Kilmurry.

Scorers:Donoughmore: A O'Shea 0-5 (0-3f), S Sexton 0-5 (0-3f), S O'Connor 0-1. Ballincollig: S Coughlan 0-2, D Tobin, A Donovan (free), P O'Mahony, M O'Mahony 0-1 each.

Donoughmore: L Barry; J O'Mahony, M Foley, D O'Connell; J Chambers, A Corkery, B Crowley; D Forde, J Honohan; S Sexton, O Murphy, S O'Connor; L Cogan, D Barrett, A O'Shea. Subs: C Kelleher for D Barrett (ht), J Twomey for L Cogan (35m).

Ballincollig: J Gibbons; A Hanley, K O'Sullivan, C Collins; C McCarthy, F Downs, J Cooper; D Kerstein, B Kelly; M Lordan, D Tobin, S Coughlan; D Collins, A Donovan, C Sexton. Subs: P O'Mahony for D Collins (ht), M O'Mahony for M Lordan (ht), K Brown for C Sexton (46m), M Lordan for S Coughlan (black card, 50m)

Referee: M Moynihan (Grenagh).

Canovee 0-19 Eire Óg 0-6

Canovee, down from Intermediate grade and with a divisional championship title on the priority list, are through to the Mid Cork semi-final after this comprehensive win over Eire Óg at Coachford. The score was 0-2 each after the opening ten minutes but then Canovee got motoring with points from Sean O'Connor, Darragh Ring, John O'Brien, Brian barrett, James Moynihan to lead by 0-9 to 0-3 at half time. John Malone and Philip O'Sullivan (2) had the Éire Óg points. On the restart there was no let up from Canovee and after Philip O'Sullivn had another point for the losers, O'Connor, Ring, Hughes, O'Brien and Denis O'Sullivn piled on the points to ease their passage to the penultimate round, Andy O'Herlihy getting the only Eire Óg point in reply. Star of the game was the Éire Óg goalkeeper Joe Kelleher who made a succession of outstanding saves to deny Canovee time and again.

Canovee: Darren Shine: James McCarthy, James Scanlan, Gearóid Lucey: Daniel O'Sullivan, Andrew Cronin, Brian Ahern: Eamon Lyons, Sean O'Connor: Aidan Murray, Brian Barrett, Liam Kelleher; William Ahern, Darragh Ring, James Moynihan. Subs: John O'Brien, Denis O'Sullivan, Jerry Murphy, Conor Hughes, Michael Deasy.

Eire Óg: Joe Kelleher: David Sheehan, Barry Corkery, Colm Murphy: Denis Murphy, Shane Murphy, Gerard McSweeney: Donnacha Kelly, Alan O'Mahony: Jack O'Driscoll, Brian D'Arcy O'Sullivan, John Malone: Daniel O'Shea, Ronan O'Toole, Philip O'Sullivan. Sub: Andy O'Herlihy, Fintan Brennan.

Referee: Mr. Dave Murnane, Macroom.

Junior B Football Championship

Uibh Laoire 2-12 Canovee 0-12

A brace of goals in injury time, one each from Cathal Vaughan and Syl Cotter ensured Uíbh Laoire's passage through to the second round of the Mid-Cork Junior B Football Championship, after a very entertaining first round game at Macroom. Uíbh Laoire got off to a good start, Don Murphy and Cathal Vaughan(3) putting them four clear after just seven minutes. Canovee came back into the game and took led by 0-9 to 0-8 at the half-time break. The second half was a very tight affair as both teams found space much hard to come by. With the game tied at 0-12 each entering injury time, Finbarr McSweeney was hauled to the ground for a penalty and Cathal Vaughan duly stepped up to slam the ball to the Canovee net and put a goal between the teams. As Canovee went in search of a goal to equalise Iveleary broke up field and Syl Cotter side-footed the ball home to settle the issue.

Iveleary: Joseph Creedon, Martin Cotter, Donal Cotter, Alan O'Brien, Ciarán Galvin, Kevin Manning, Brian Murphy, John O'Callaghan, Finbarr McSweeney, Kevin Jones, Cathal Vaughan, Colin Tanner, Ger McSweeney, Dan Kelleher(capt.), Don Murphy. Subs: Syl Cotter, Kevin Hourihan, Peter Lynch and John McNulty.

Ladies Football – Munster Final

Cork 6 - 14 Kerry 2 – 11

Cork were in great form at Rathmore when they regained the Munster title by defeating a shocked Kerry outfit, the reigning champions, whom Cork had great difficulty in beating two weeks earlier in the group stage. Cork led by 2-8 to 1-5 at the break but Kerry came back to narrow the gap to three points early in the second half. Cork then hit the Kingdom with a four goal blitz in an eight minute spell and led by 6-10 to 1-9 at the three quarter stage. 'Our best performance of the season', said a smiling Éamonn Ryan, the Cork team Manager after the game. Team captain Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley were outstanding for Cork at midfield.

Cork: Martina O'Brien: Roisin Phelan Angela Walsh Brid Stack: Vera Foley, Deirdre O'Reilly, Geraldine O'Flynn: Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery. Annie Walsh, Ciara O'Sullivan, Orlagh Farmer: Valerie Mulcahy, Grace Kearney, Emma Farmer. Subs: E Scally, A Barrett, N Cleary, O Finn and A M Walsh.

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. Aghabullogue support for the Cork senior camogie team in their victory over Galway ©Michelle Cooney

Senior Camogie

Wexford and Kilkenny secured their passage to the semi-finals of the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship after convincing wins over Dublin and Tipperary while Clare will meet Galway and Cork play Offaly in the quarter finals on August 9. Cork and Galway met in Páirc Uí Rinn recently and the Rebels enjoyed an 0-15 to 0-7 win. Orla Cotter was the pick of the bunch with nine points, six from frees, while Katrina Mackey and Julia both contributed three points from play. There was little to choose between the teams after a low scoring opening 30 minutes and they were tied at 0-5 each at the break. However, after the teams traded frees in the early stage of the second half, Cork upped the tempo and pulled clear. Aisling Thompson and Gemma O'Connor really caught the eye alongside Cotter, as Cork rattled off nine points in a row to secure the win. Clare had a 0-19 to 0-9 win over Tipperary.

Macroom Soccer

Pre-Season Training: Both Macroom F.C. adult teams have now commenced their pre-season schedule. Training takes place at 7.30pm sharp on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Town Park. Anyone interested in playing is asked to attend and, as always, new players are most welcome. The 2014/15 season is due to begin on the weekend of August 16th/17th. For the coming year, Macroom A will play in the Cork AUL Premier A League while Macroom B will take part in Division 3 of the Cork AUL. Membership is now also due for all players at a cost of €50 for the season.

End of Season Outing: Macroom F.C. Under 8 and 10 Schoolgirls had a fantastic outing to Fota Wildlife Park recently. A great day was enjoyed by all and coaches Brian Murphy and Mick Goold were delighted with the day. It was a fitting finale to what was a very enjoyable year for a section of the club which continues to go from strength to strength. Macroom F.C. Schoolgirls will return to training in September so look out for further updates over the coming weeks.
7 a Side: Macroom F.C. annual 7 a side tournament will take place on Saturday, August 2nd. Entry forms are now available from Murrays Bar (who kindly sponsor the event) or by contacting any committee member. The fee is €100 and all teams are guaranteed a minimum of two games. There will be a cup and plate competition up for grabs so don't delay and get your squad (maximum of 10) together now.

Macroom Golf Club

Fixtures: 27th July – Chairperson's Day.Shotgun Start 9.30am & 2.30pm. Enter your name on list in Clubhouse.

Men's Results: 8/07/2014. Seniors Scramble. 1st Donal Ahern 13, George Desmond 19 and Jim Fox 22 with 44.6 points.
10th-July. Thursday Open Singles. 1st Noel O'Sullivan 17 Macroom with 44pts. 2nd Keith Stafford 12 Macroom 40 pts.
12th & 13th July Open Singles. 1st Paul Long 24 46pts. 2nd Dylan Cotter 15 46pts. 3rd Alan O'Connor 15 45 pts. 4th Donal G O'Sullivan 21 43 pts.
16th-17th July Open Singles- 1st Niall Kelleher, 12, 43pts. 2nd Michael Lillis 20 42pts.
19th-20th July Junior Scratch Cup 1st Michael Downey 6 Macroom 74. 2nd Brian Hartnett 8 Macroom 74. 3rd Gary Morris 5 Macroom 74. 1st net Michael Riordan 10 Macroom 67.
Intermediate Scratch Cup 1st Pat Kennefick 12 Macroom 81. 2nd Tim Keating, 12, Macroom, 81. 3rd Olan Haskett, 14, Macroom, 81. 1st Nett David O'Brien, 14, Frankfield, 69.
Minor Scratch Cup 1st Pat Gould, 18, Macroom, 89. 2nd Stephen Duggan, 18, Macroom, 89. 3rd Daniel Murphy, 19, Macroom, 90. 1st Nett Simon Bradfield, 26, Macroom, 70.

Ladies'Results: Clíona Enright Memorial Trophy. Winner Noreen O'Sullivan (29) 39pts. 2nd Diana Barry (22) 37pts. Best Gross Eileen Healy (11) 25gross pts. 1st Silver Kitty Horgan (19) 36pts. 2nd Áine Healy (19) 35pts. 1st Bronze Maura Forde (24) 35pts. 2nd Eileen Kelly (22) 33pts. 3rd Margaret Keating (30) 32pts on b/6. 4th Annie Piotrowski (36) 32pts.