Lee Valley Outlook June 9 2016 v13e12

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Corpus Christi 2016 in Macroom ©Tadgh Creed

Lee Valley Diary

Purlies Knitters joint exhibition at County Library, Carrigrohane Road from Thurs 9th June to end of July.
Céilí in the community hall, Cill na Martra, Sat June 11 at 9.30pm
Kilmichael Family Fun Day Sun June 12th 2-5pm opposite Dromleigh N.S.
Aghinagh Macra 5km Fun Run and Know Your Neighbour on Sun 12th June, Ballinagree, 2p.m.
Aherla Vintage Club: Car, Tractor and Motor Bike Run, Sun. June 12.
Kilmurry Fun Run 16th June at 7:30 pm in Kilmurry Village.
Crookstown Karate American Tea Party, Fri June 17th in Crookstown hall @ 8pm.
Dromleigh N.S. Bring and Buy Sale on Wed June 22nd at 12 noon.
Daniel Kingston Memorial Road Race in Macroom on Thurs 23rd June at 8pm.
Macroom Cemetery Mass on Fri, June 24 at 7.30 pm.
Poulanargid Dog Show in Kilmurry on Fri, June 24 at 7p.m.
Mass at St. John's Well Fri 24th of June
Mushera Platform Dance Fri 24th of June, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Terelton Macra Know Your Neighbour event, 10th July in Foleys Bar at 5 30.
Ted's 9th Opel Vauxhall Run Aug 13th, from Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom
Coolnacaheragh Ambush re-enactment 11/9/2016.
Macroom Library: Closed until further notice.
Briery Gap Closed until further notice.

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

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Fire engines at the Briery Gap on Saturday morning, May 28 . ©Lee Valley Outlook

Briery Gap Fire

The fire in the Briery Gap on the morning of Saturday, May 28 and its potential closure for a year comes as a reality check for everyone in the Lee Valley who uses the facility. We take much for granted and don't realise how important it is until it is taken from us. Over the past 16 years, the Briery Gap has developed a level of service that we only now appreciate in its absence.
We had weekly films on our doorstep, including current box office hits and the classics, at a minimal cost. The annual panto and musical provided opportunities for actors, singers, musicians, comedians as well as top class entertainment for audiences. The annual Transition Year Drama and Light Entertainment festivals drew hundreds of students and teachers from all corners of Ireland every spring, putting Macroom firmly on the arts, entertainment and tourist map.
The Briery Gap brought big stars to Macroom – Christy Moore, Jimmy McCarthy, Rebecca Storm et al. It hosted, encouraged and supported many dramatic groups. Youth Theatre and Choral groups were further elements of an ever-evolving, enterprising management, seeking to survive and grow in a very difficult business, while providing cultural experience and top class entertainment.
The Briery Gap is the brainchild of a number of Lee Valley visionaries, among them Anne Dunne. Even before it was a dream, Anne was writing, producing and directing shows in the Lee Valley. In fact, it was the Lee Valley Entertainment Group's win in a radio competition on the Gay Byrne morning show that provided the seed money, £10,000, in 1994. With the help and financial support of Cork County Council, Macroom U.D.C. and many other sponsors, the Briery Gap became a reality in 2000 as part of a cultural centre that included the library. Anne Dunne was appointed theatre manager.
It was scary, eerie and so unfortunate that the Briery Gap fire should happen on the morning of the funeral of Con Dunne. Con – farmer, historian, community activist, G.A.A. enthusiast – was loyal, devout, unassuming, intelligent, stalwart, kind, unselfish and much more. Go raibh aige leaba i measc na Naomh and may he continue to give Anne his support and inspiration in the challenges that lie ahead.

Phoenix Films

The show goes on. Briery Gap is relaunching Cinema in conjunction with the Castle Hotel on Monday, June 13 at 8.30p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated as we begin our journey forwrd after the recent fire in the Briery Gap Theatre. The film being shown is the Oscar winning 'The Revenant', starring Leonard di Caprio. We would  like to thank the Castle Hotel for their help and support in hosting this event, as well as Super Valu, Macroom. Watch this space as more film screenings will be announced shortly on our websie, www.brierygap.ie, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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RTE's Mike Murphy, who was buried alive during the Mountain Dew Festival in 1977 ©Cork Examiner/Evening Echo

Macroom Mountain Dew 1976 – 2016

A must-have book will be launched at Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop, Macroom, on Tuesday, June 14 at 7.30p.m. Just like 40 years ago, when the Mountain Dew Festival was first launched, all are welcome. Now, as then, a Hall will officiate but, in 2016, it is Don Hall who will do the honours. Don is son of the late, great Frank Hall, immortalised by the satirical Hall's Pictorial Weekly. Though invited to perform the opening, Frank spent all ten days of the first Mountain Dew in Macroom and enjoyed every minute of it.
The 192-page book, compiled by journalist, Roz Crowley, is the dream child of John Martin Fitz-Gerald. Fitzi, together with Festival Chairman, the late Denis Murphy (Spar) and Matt Murphy, were underwriters of The Mountain Dew, a very ambitious, not to say risky, enterprise. They were aided and abetted by a small group of very active fellow directors whose aim was to put Macroom on the map in the depressed 70s. And so they did – staging Ireland's first ever Rock Festival. Each year from 1976 to '82 a ten-day festival was staged in June, featuring everything from hard rock to Irish dancing to pig racing. Headline acts included Marianne Faithfull, Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, The Horslips, Elvis Costello, Christy Moore, Phil Lynott and a host of others.
The delightful book has a wealth of black and white photographs taken over the seven years, as well as reproductions of the festival programmes. Many of the directors and subsequent committee members have submitted short, nostalgic pieces to the book. So, too, have many of the performers, photographers and media who gave the Mountain Dew and Macroom national and international exposure. Macrompians who benefited from the business the festival brought to the town have also recalled those heady days. And the stars are there. Mike Murphy recalls being buried alive in Macroom. Other contributors are Paddy Moloney, Ferdia Mac Anna, John Sheahan, Brendan Grace, Jenny Haan and many other iconic musicians.
Photographs in the book are of exceptional clarity and will provide hours of perusal to anyone who lived in the Lee Valley during the 70s and 80s and who is interested in the music industry.'Macroom Mountain Dew – Memories of Ireland's First Rock Festival'. €20 well spent.

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Martin Fitz-Gerald with his publication 'Macroom Mountain Dew', which will be launched at the Book Shop on June 14 ©Lee Valley Outlook

Anti-Litter Challenge

After the second round of judging in the 2016 Cork County Council Litter Challenge, Macroom is still lying in 4th place in Category B2 but its marks have improved. In the first round, it scored 934.8 out of a possible 1,000; in the second round this rose to 965.9, giving a grand total of 1900.7. Crosshaven is still in the lead with a total of 1981.3.
O'Connor Park was inspected in the second round of judging and scored a perfect 100, and the amenity area near O'Connor Park scored 99.2, with eight butts accounting for the deficit. The lowest score came for the Town Centre area from Sherry Fitzgerald to Killian Lynch, with 93.5 points.
The 3rd and final judging commences on June 7th until June 15th. Again, all of the town centre areas are open to be selected, and the specific estate this time is Sullane Weirs. Please be conscious of taking your litter home or binning it.

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Macroom Corpus Christi Procession. ©Lee Valley Outlook

St. Mary's

Graduation. The Leaving Cert. students' graduation took place on Tuesday 24th May. Mass was celebrated in St. Colman's Church by Fr. McCarthy. It was a beautiful, touching ceremony, prepared by the students and their teachers, Ms. Behan and Ms. O'Donovan. After Mass, the students went on to the school where Mr. Cooke addressed parents, pupils and staff. The head girls, Sinead Cronin and Ciara Creedon, acted as MCs. Ms. Deasy, Year Head, then presented the girls with their certs and a class photo. The evening was rounded off with refreshments. A lovely night was had by all.
Junior Cert. students ended their school year with a lovely prayer service prepared with them by their teacher, Ms. Crowley-Healy. Fr. McCarthy celebrated the service with the girls. Trish prepared lovely food and ice cream, which they enjoyed basking in the beautiful sunshine.
Exams. We wish all our students the very best of luck in their exams. Go n-éirí go geal leo.
T.Y. students had their final outing of the year to Oysterhaven. Ms Deasy and Chloe Hoareau accompanied them and a great day was had by all.
All the school community wish Mrs. Slattery a long, happy and healthy retirement.

Macroom Flower & Garden

Members enjoyed a recent visit to the garden of D.J. Murphy, Killumney. The weather was excellent, for this rare glimpse of an oasis of calm. The foliage on the many trees and shrubs were in full bloom and D.J. was most informative on his plant collection. The Club wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to D.J. and staff for their hospitality and kindness.
Club Members' next date is June outing to East Cork. A limited number of seats is still available. Please contact the Secretary for further details 087-9821708.

Macroom Library

Macroom Library Closure. Due to the recent fire in the Briery Gap building, Macroom Library will remain closed until further notice. All general queries can be made to Cork County Library HQ at 021/4546499.
Macroom library updates, opening times and contact details for branches are available on the County Library website www.corkcoco.ie/library and also via our library App. Items can be renewed online on the Your Library Account section of the County Library website or patrons can return items during our closure to any nearby branch, for example, Ballincollig, Ballyvourney, Bandon or Millstreet. We regret any inconvenience to library users.
N. B. Insurance assessors are still studying the damage done to the Briery Gap and Library and their report is due on the work required and the time frame involved. In the meantime, Cork County Council is looking at alternative locations for the Library on a temporary basis.

Briery Gap Prognosis

Noel O'Driscoll, chairman of the Briery Gap board, issued the following statement:
The past few days have been extremely challenging for everyone connected with Briery Gap Cultural Centre due to a major fire in the Theatre. Whilst significant damage has occurred thankfully no injuries were suffered, this was due in no small part to the prompt response of the Cork County Fire Service (Macroom) led by station officer Niall Cronin and supported by fire crews from Ballincollig and Millstreet for which we are very grateful.
We would like to thank the public for all the messages of support and offers of assistance from near and far. These are of great comfort and provide us with the resolve to restore the Briery Gap back to its former glory. The Briery Gap has been very fortunate to have been supported by key stakeholders such as Cork County Council and the Macroom / Blarney Municipal District since the start-up of the project in 1998 and such continuing support going forward will be essential. We are also very fortunate to have benefited from a great community spirit in the Macroom hinterland down through the years and this ongoing support will be key to our future.
Despite this setback the Briery Gap plans to deliver its programme of events, although at different venues. This will be possible due to offers of generous support from various businesses in the local community. If you would like to register your support for Briery Gap or keep up to date with developments, please visit www.brierygap.ie or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Meetings with insurance assessors and officials are ongoing. While considerable damage was done to parts of the theatre, the fire stop doors and fireproof curtains prevented far greater carnage. The management board of the Briery Gap is currently looking at alternative venues for events during the inevitable time lapse before the theatre is functioning again. Great co-operation is forthcoming from the community, and, it is hoped that before long, the show will go on.

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A wet Corpus Christi in Macroom. T.P. Cotter's flanked by M. Creed, Oifig an Phoist and T.M.Cronin's ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

T.P. Cotter's

TP Cotter's has long been a landmark in Macroom- a family-run public house that opened 113 years ago and today, Jack and Breda Cotter, their family and staff, still run a very successful business that is characterised by friendliness, good food and drink and enjoyable conversation. Jack took over the running of the pub in 1988 and was kind enough to share the history of T.P.'s, the Cotter family and the role the pub has played in the life of the town through the ages.
Timothy Patrick Cotter, (T.P.) left Gortnahuchtee, Inchigeela for America as a young man in the late 1890s and did well. When home on holiday in 1902, he was invited to attend the auction of a public house in the Main Street in Macroom. T.P.'s function was to make a bid but he had no real interest in buying. Much to his surprise, he was the highest bidder and the property fell to him. Accepting the outcome, he became the owner and the legacy began.
T.P.'s looks deceptively small from the front. It is a long structure with many buildings, outhouses and sheds to the rear and it also has an entrance from Barrett's Place. These buildings and access facilitated the development of a mill in the early years, where meal, flour and ration were ground and bagged. Tea and sugar were also sold. At that time, these items were delivered in bulk and the merchant then had to package and sell the products. The businesses thrived. So successful was T.P. that he was able to buy some pubs in Cork. He almost bought 'The Western Star', near the old greyhound track. He was next highest bidder and the plan was, if successful, to leave Macroom. Thankfully the Cotters stayed, and sadly, the once prestigious and bustling 'Star' is now closed.
TP married Elizabeth Horgan from Kilcorney and they had five children - Maisie (Coughlan), Betty (Neville), Ann, Kay (Moroney) and Jerry. Three of their daughters ran T.P.'s bars in Cork. Maisie married Pat Coughlan. They lived in Railway View and they had two children – Tom and Jane, both engineers.
Jerry Cotter (born in 1910) remembers the War of Independence, guns being drawn in the bar and he often heard gunfire in the distance. He took over the Cotter business in 1948 and married Kay Browne. Like Jerry's mother, she was also from Kilcorney and was a trained nurse. Jack thinks his parents met at a show dance, were married in Cloghroe and honeymooned in Dublin, where they were photographed by the 'Man –on –the-Bridge' - see the accompanying photo.
Jerry and Kay continued to develop both sides of the business. Though medium in stature, Jerry was adept at carrying 2.5 hundred weight bags of ration or flour on his back, often up rickety and slippery stairs or steps to elevated lofts. They had five children. Ted was born in 1951; Jack in 1954, (a month before TP passed away); Colman in 1955, followed by Frank and Liz. Liz is a nurse and owns Browne's Bar since her husband, Kevin, sadly passed away; Ted is a national teacher, Colman is an engineer and Frank works in Nutricia.
Jerry Cotter was very progressive. At one, point, he had a lorry - plate number IZK 814, a van and a car. He did up the bar in 1960, and in the 1970s installed a coffee and soup vending machine. But, sadly, chest problems affected his health and ability to run the mill. He greatly facilitated the establishment of Macroom Mart by swopping fields. He was good to the Mart, and the Mart was very good for his business. The 'by-pass' was a live issue then too and there was a suggestion that this ground might have been used in its construction. The field he got in exchange for the site of the Mart was later sold and became the location of Four Homes, now closed. It is now proposed to build a Lidl store there.
Many G.A.A. teams used Cotter's as their dressing rooms and always left the place spotless, Jack recalls. The Duhallow connection was strong, and Millstreet as well as Dromtarriffe, Cullen and Knocknagree togged out there. Jack recalls the great excitement in town when Millstreet and Carberry played 3 games. He remembers one of the Millstreet players taking a 'shot' of whiskey before the match, and paying later. He also recalls Joe Gallagher installing a colour television, one of the first in Macroom, for the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. He left a sign saying, 'Supplied by Joe Gallagher'.
By Con Kelleher. To be continued. .

Snippets

Contact information: Please email text and/or photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 026-41891 or post to Lee Valley Outlook, Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. (Photos by Friday before publication. N.B. We never guarantee that a photo will be published, except in a paid ad.)

Photographs. We are inundated with photographs at present and only a limited number can appear in each issue. However, we have filed and will continue to save all submissions and we will be pleased to publish many of them during the summer months. A pleasure delayed is a pleasure increased, we hope!

Graduation. Schools are invited to submit group photos of 6th year/ 6th class students who will graduate in 2016 and we will be pleased to publish them. Please send as large jpgs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please note new email address.

Mise Éire Toisc nárbh fhéidir le George Morrison bheith ann ar an oíche a bhí sé beartaithe an scannán, Mise Éire, a thaispeáint san Ionad Cultúrtha i mBaile Mhúirne, tá sé curtha ar athló go dtí Meán Fhómhair, nuair a osclófar an Ionad arís.

Kilmichael Family Fun Day! Sunday June 12th, 2-5pm in the sports grounds opposite Dromleigh N.S. The fun includes: obstacle course: novelty races; competitive races; bouncy castles; penalty shoot-out; guessing games; face-painting; Danny Zumba. Food and drink provided on site. All welcome!

Aherla Vintage Club: is preparing f or a monster "Car, Tractor and Motor Bike Run" Sun. June 12. All proceeds to "Aherla Community Association", "Friends of Kilcrea" and "Aherla Youth Club".

Kilmurry 5km Fun Run/ Walk 16th June at 7:30pm. Registration from 6pm in Museum. Adults €10, Kids €5, Family €15.A unique race that goes through Warrenscourt woods. Refreshments afterwards.

Dromleigh N.S. Sixth class annual Bring and Buy Sale is taking place on Wednesday June 22nd at 12 noon. Home baking and fantastic raffle prizes on offer. Funds raised to be shared between Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland and the school. All welcome!

Daniel Kingston Memorial Road Race in Macroom on Thursday 23rd June at 8pm. Registration takes place before the race at Macroom Sports Complex from 5.30pm to 7.45pm. Walkers are welcome to come along too. The usual refreshments will be provided in the Sports Complex in the Castle Grounds after the race. The race is in aid of Cork Arc Cancer Support House and to date, more than €211,000 has been raised through the support of the public.
Macroom Cemetery Mass in St Colman's, Killarney Road, on Friday, June 24 at 7.30 pm. All welcome.
Poulanargid Dog Show. Poulanargid Harrier Club will present the annual show in Kilmurry on Friday, June 24 at 7p.m. Proceeds to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Entry is €3 per dog and the Harrier Classes are Puppy Dog, Senior Dog, Puppy Bitch, Senior Bitch and Couples with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category and Overall and Reserve Champion. There will a host of other categories and classes. Fun activities will include clock golf, timber Maggie, Milk the Cow, Horseshoe Pitching, Art Classes, Face Painting, Soft Toy Sale, Cakes, Jams and Baking.

Mushera Platform Dance will take place on Friday 24th of June, after the Mass at St. John's Well, from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Music by Jerome Coakley and Lee Sound.

Cuairt héileacaptar. Tháinig héileacaptar Garda Cósta na hÉireann ar chuairt go Scoil Fhionnbarra Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh ar an 23ú Bealtaine ón tSionainn. Bhí deis ag na páistí dul isteach ann, cloisint mar gheall ar an sárobair a bhíonn ar siúl acu agus ceisteanna a chur ar an gcriú. Bhí sceitimíni ar gach éinne. Ár mbuiochas le Donnacha ÓLaoire a d'eagraigh an cuairt speisialta seo dúinn.

Cancer Fundraising Coffee Morning at Ó Murchú's Kilnamartyra on May 27th in association with 96fm Radiothon for Cancer Services in Cork raised €1,631.88. Huge thanks for all the support, the baking, Scoil Lachtaín Naofa & Scoil Réidh na nDoirí No Uniform Day contributions etc.

Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto Results 29/05/2016. Jackpot €1,600. Numbers drawn 2, 24 & 39. No winner: €50 John Hickey, Millstreet. €20.00 Neily & Margaret Lehane,Ballinagree, Paudie O'Sullivan, Ballinagree, Mary O'Sullivan, Ballinagree and Seamus Crowley & Michael Fitzsimons, Ballinagree.
05/06/2016. Jackpot €1,750. Numbers drawn 9, 34 & 40. No winner: €50 Anthony Kelleher, Horsemount, Ballinagree. €20 Oliver O'Driscoll, Bawnmore, Darrin & Àine Ring, Coolalta, John Moynihan, Bealnamorrive, Denis & Lorraine McCarthy, Ballyvongane.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto June 5. Jackpot €5450. Numbers drawn 4.10.16,22. No Winner €50 Noel Curly Carrigadrohid. €25 Mary Deasy Aherla. Denis Cronin Clodagh. €25 on line James O'Donnell
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto 25/5/16 €70 Michelle McSweeney, c/o Bingo. €20 - Michael Looney Kilpatrick, Clondrohid. Martin Manning, Masseytown. Mary McSweeney, Carrigaphooka. Sheila Riordan, Teerbeg.
1/6/16 €70 Kathleen McCarthy, Carriganima. €20 - Michael & Julie Kelleher, Carriganima. Jan Olesky, c/o MCP. Ted O'Driscoll, Bawnmore. Margaret O'Brien, Coolehane

 Kilmichael GAA Lotto 29.05.2016. Numbers drawn 18-22-25-31. No Jackpot winner. €50 Christina Crowley, Coppeen. €25 Jerry & Gobnait O'Leary, Cusduff. Evelyn Long, Carrigaline. Seamus Harrington, Rosnakilla.
5.06.2016. Numbers drawn 2- 4- 6-27. No winner. €50 Helena & John Joe Kelleher, Knockane. €25€25 James & Dermot, Terelton. Geraldine Fleming, Lissarda. Denis & Liz, c/o J. Collins.

Kilmurry GAA Lotto 23/05/16 Jackpot €6,000 Numbers 1,17,21. No Winner. €50 James Murphy €20 Rebecca Chambers. Marie O' Callaghan. Collette McSweeney. Gearoid and Padraig. Kathleen O'Leary.
30/05/2016 Jackpot €6,200 Numbers 7,31,36. No winner. €50 Margaret Garvey. €20.Orlaith O'Donoghue. Beal Na Blath Shop. Berna and Damien Clomacow. A O' Driscoll. Michael John O' Mahony.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 24/05/2016 Jackpot €8,600 Numbers 2-7-18. No Winner. €70 Michael Twomey, Railway View €20 Celia Lynch, New Street. Maureen O'Mahony, Aherla, Tom Counihan, Glen Park. Leo Hughes, Masseytown. Mary & Rachel Fitzgerald, Oakwood.
1/05/2016 - Jackpot €8, 800. Numbers 12-20-31. No Winner. €70 Niamh O'Callaghan, O'Connor Park €20. Beth Griffin, Heronswood, Carrigaline. Dan Cronin, Montenotte, Cork. Mike O'Riordan, Inchigeela, Jennifer & Dylan Murphy, Cork Stree Olivia Long, Kilnamartyra
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 30/5/2016, Jackpot: €4,400, Numbers Drawn: 9 – 14 – 36. No Winner. €40 Jack Murphy, €20 Martin Holmes, Peggy Looney, Charlie O'Callaghan, Denise Murphy.


Lee Valley Updates

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At the launch of Lorg na Saoirse Art Exhibition at the Mills, from left, artist, Máire Ní Shúilleabháin, Cormac Ó hAodha, Mícheál Ó Ceallaigh and Paddy Casey. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lorg na Saoirse Exhibition at Mills

Twenty-three water colours, depicting the pathway to freedom 1916 – 1921 – Lorg na Saoirse – went on exhibition at the Museum at the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney on June 1 and may be viewed daily, 1p.m. – 6p.m. until June 7. They are the work of local artist, Máire Ni Shúilleabháin, whose family was actively involved in the War of Independence.
Cormac Ó hAodha, Coláiste na hOllscoile, performed the official opening and he outlined the links with the Rising and the events of the following years with Gaeltacht Mhúscraí. Pádraig Mac Piarais visited Ballyvourney in 1915. Soloheadbeg in Co. Tipperary is credited with the first post Rising military encounter, but that was the first battle with Crown forces that resulted in a death; the Béal a' Ghleanna ambush near Ballingeary predated that by a few months, but, because there were no fatalities, it is overlooked by historians.
Lorg na Saoirse includes paintings of all local ambush sites, British military barracks and fortresses and safe houses. Mícheál Ó Ceallaigh acted as fear a' tí at the exhibition and Paddy Casey, Donoughmore, presented a painting to Cormac Ó hAodha.

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Oíche Chéimnithe Coláiste Ghobnatan. ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Céilí i gCill na Martra

Beidh céilí rince seite ar siúl san ionad pobail i gCill na Martra, Dé Sathairn an 11ú Meitheamh, ag tosnú ar a 9.30in. Tá an céilí mar chuid de cheiliúradh 40 bliain de Chraobh Lachtaín Naofa, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, agus raghaidh an t-airgead a bhailítear ar an oíche i dtreo imeachtaí na n-óg sa chraobh áitiúil. Is iad Matthew Kelleher agus Andrew O'Connell na ceoltóirí don oíche agus costas €10 a bheidh ar chead isteach, le tae san áireamh. Fáilte roimh chách.
As part of celebrations marking 40 years of Lachtaín Naofa Comhaltas branch, a set dance céilí will be held in the community hall, Cill na Martra, on Saturday June 11th, starting at 9.30pm. Music is by Andrew O'Connell and Matthew Kelleher and entry is €10, with tea included. Proceeds to branch youth activities. All welcome.

Clondrohid Updates

Development Group: would like to thank all those who are cleaning and freshening up their residences throughout the village at the moment. They would encourage others to come out during this fine spell and keep the area around their own residence clean and tidy and weed free. Judging for Tidy towns will be taking place shortly. The Group have completed planting at the moment and would like to thank all those who are helping them with weeding and watering. Help is always appreciated. Also thanks to Johnny and Eugene for their constant contributions.
Corpus Christi Procession: A very large crowd took part in this year's procession. Many residents placed altars and flowers on the route, which added to the important occasion. The First Communion boys and girls looked lovely in their outfits and were very reverent as they followed Fr. Wickham with the Blessed Sacrament through the village. The altar boys, choir and the congregation all took part in this celebration. The sun shone for the whole event. A big thank you to all who helped in any way.
Famine graveyard Mass: Once again the weather was glorious for this parish occasion at Carrig a Staighre. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Wickham, and a large crowd attended. A very solemn occasion, with some lovely hymns interrupted only by the chirping of birds and only a few midgets this year! Thanks to everyone who participated, and who helped, especially Bridget. Thanks to Johnny and the Development Group and to John and Eileen O'Callaghan for parking facilities.
G.A.A. News: Clondrohid G.A.A. are looking for young whistlers (referees) as part of the benchmarking programme in which the club are working with Rebel Óg. The young whistlers would referee u8, u10/11 games to practice their skills and all referee courses would be provided by the club. It is also a good way of earning a little extra pocket money. Anyone interested: Please text/call 086 3384273 or ask any coach.
For club gear, please contact Marion, on 0872114320 and you will get sorted. Get your order in as soon as possible.
Clondrohid U10's took part in Day 1 of the Brian Cronin Memorial Tournament in Dromtarrife. This is 1 of 2 competitive tournaments that the U10's take part in during the course of the season. They began their 1st of 3 matches against the hosts Dromtarrife in strong heat, played excellent football and won on a highly impressive score line of 4-10 to 2-1. After a short break they played Aghabullogue, a different line up with all players now having have had game time. Again the boys and girls played a great game winning out 3-2 to 2-2. Finally, in 24 degrees heat they Tomas Russell's team. They gave it their all but came up short on this occasion, losing 3-5 to 0-2. With the 2 wins and high scoring tally they should qualify for the next round. Thank you to all the parents and coaches who travelled and a huge congrats to the players on their fine performances.
Fixtures : Thurs June 16 U 11 FL Clondrohid V Grenagh at 7.15
Fri June 17 U 14B FL Macroom v Clondrohid at 7pm
Sat June 18 U 11 FL Canovee v Clondrohid at 12pm.

Inchigeela Updates

Corpus Christi Procession. The tradition of the annual Corpus Christi procession was well supported in Inchigeela on Sunday, May 29th. The village was looking splendid in glorious sunshine, all the premises along the route were beautifully decorated with flowers and statues- indeed many had been painted and power washed. Ballingeary Pipe Band added music and colour as Fr. Martin O'Driscoll carried the monstrance aloft while pupils from Inchigeela and Kilbarry NS who received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion took pride of place.
Village Picnic. Croí na Laoi - the local development group- once again hosted the village picnic. With wonderful weather, many families enjoyed meeting over a cup of tea and a chat. Sincere thanks to those who donated to the Tidy Towns box- your support is much appreciated!
Help! The Tidy Towns work continues but the volunteers seem to be fewer! We meet each Tuesday, weather permitting- 7-9pm. There's a lot of work to be done in the Island over the next few weeks- we really do need more helpers.
The Anti-Litter Challenge. This Council initiative continues for another few weeks. While we had a bad start with dog fouling and cigarette butts losing us points, we gained the maximum 100 points in the second round on June 2nd. Well done to everyone in the local community.

Coachford Updates

Exam time. Hundreds of students have begun sitting for their Junior and Leaving Certificate exams this week at Coachford College. The students have put in a huge amount of effort to get to this stage in their educational careers and we wish them all the very best of luck.
Reach for the Stars. The Coachford Autumn Festival is looking for the next big thing in show business. The Rising Stars talent show takes place on Thursday August 18th in Coachford and is open to groups and individuals under 18yrs of age. The competition is a great opportunity for young people to show off their talent and gain experience of singing before a live a audience. Application forms and information on the rules are available on the www.coachfordnews.com or by ringing 086 80 300 86
Return of the Queen. The Coachford Autumn Festival will once again crown their Queen after a layoff of three years. This year's competition will see a number of contestants compete for the coveted trophy, cash prize and of course the honour of being the Festival Queen for the year. Contests are supported and sponsored by local clubs and organisations and the winner if over 18 will also have the opportunity to go forward to represent the Festival in next year's Cork Rose competition. "There is huge excitement ahead of this year's festival as the queen completion is back after we gave it a break for the last three years. There is going to be huge interest in this year's event and if you are over 16 and would like to go forward for the completion please let us know and we can link you up with a business or organisation who is looking to have someone represent them." Said Jeremiah O'Sullivan Festival Chairman. Coachford Autumn Festival takes place this year from August 18th to 21st. The Festival raises funds for Marymount Hospice, Suicide Aware and local charities and is committed to providing entertainment for children and families.
Coachford School race to victory. Congratulations to Cian Buckley (100m Sprint), Muireann O'Sullivan and Shannon Cotter who all won medals in their heats at the Cork City Sports. Cian won gold, Muireann collected silver and Shannon came home with a bronze medal but pride of place has to go to the relay team of Evan Buckley, Jack Moynihan, Kevin Hockey, and Cian Buckley who won the gold medal in the County Final relay race at CIT.
Community Council collection. The Aghabullogue Coachford and Rylane Community Council would like to thank all those who gave so generously at the Council's Annual Church Gate Collection last weekend.
Birthday Celebrations. Broomhill Vintage Clubs annual Vintage and Classic Car and Tractor show will celebrate three Birthdays this year on Sunday August 21st. The club organise and run the Coachford Autumn Festival and they are inviting owners of pre 1996 Zetor and John Deere tractors and all Mark II Ford Cortina's to come along to their show for a day of celebration. Club Chairman, Jeremiah O'Sullivan said, "Our show this year promises to the best one yet. We are looking forward to celebrating the 70th anniversary of the birth of the wonderful Zetor in Czechoslovakia and the 50th anniversary of the official introduction of the iconic John Deere tractor to Ireland. We had a very successful gathering of Mark II Escorts last year and we want to mark the 50th birthday of their old brother, the Mark II Cortina this year. We had our biggest ever show last year and our festival has become one of the most successful in County Cork and is fast become the most important one for all owners and those interested in classic and vintage Cars and tractors." The Coachford Autumn Festival runs from Thursday August 18th to Sunday August 21st. The Vintage show is on Sunday. For further information, contact Tadgh on 087 2426343 or Jer on 086 8329321.

Liz Lucey Run July 10.

The 7th annual Liz Lucey Memorial Drive, Walk and Cycle in aid of Marymount Hospice will take place on July 10th in Inchigeela. Registration for tractors, cars, cyclists and motorcyclists will take place at 11.30am sharp at Inchigeela Hall. Registration for walkers will take place at Inchigeela GAA Pitch at 1pm.
Danjoe Hallisey was a committed member of the Liz Lucey Committee and an avid lover of all things vintage. This year, in memory of Danjoe, the family has donated 2 perpetual cups (one for tractors and one for cars) his two loves. From11:30 -12:30 two independent judges will judge the tractors and cars. The winners will be announced once all participants have returned to the hall in the evening. Refreshments will be served on the day, followed by a monster raffle with some fabulous prizes. The day will end with a trad session in the Briar Rose Bar Inchigeela from 6pm. Check us out on Facebook

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Children from Firmount N.S. Donoughmore on Fun Run ©An Scoil

Active School

Firmount primary school in Donoughmore has a fantastic Active School Committee which promotes physical activity within the school. They are continuously striving to find ways of raising physical activity levels amongst the children. One of their recent initiatives was setting up a 'Couch to 5K' running programme. From September to December 2015, the older children in the school voluntarily walked and jogged during their lunch break, 3 days per week, over an eight-week period. After completing this training, the students ran a 5K Fun Run in December on the local roads of Donoughmore alongside their teachers, parents and members of the local community. It was a wonderful day - filled with wind, rain, joy, success and celebration!
The simple idea of running and its popularity amongst the student body has truly taken the committee by surprise. The benefits socially as well as physically are obvious, especially for those students who find it a challenge to interact at break times. Such was the enthusiasm of the children that they decided to continue the training program and expand it into the junior classes. The entire school body now runs during their lunch break twice a week. Recently, all the students went by coach to the National Park in Killarney. In this safe and contained environment, the students had an opportunity to run a distance of their own choosing between 2k and 6k. It was another fantastic day out and the satisfaction level of the children was palpable.
On Sunday June 12th at 11.30am Firmount N.S. will hold a 6k Fun Run + Walk which is open to all. The route starts & ends at Firmount Village. Registration from 10am. Adults €10, Teens €5, Kids go FREE! (all children need to be accompanied by an adult). All proceeds in aid of the school's new building development fund. Further information can be found on the school Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/firmountns/

Macra Matters

Berrings Congratulations to Berrings Macra na Feirme who won the regional round of the Muskerry Farm Skills competition. Well done to Richard O'Callaghan, Colm O'Leary and Mort Downing who took home first place on the day.
Aghinagh Macra Fun Run and Know Your Neighbour Evening on Sunday 12th June at the Ploughman Bar, Ballinagree. Race begins at 3pm sharp. Proceeds to St. Colman's House, Macroom and Ballinagree Community Development Company. Know Your Neighbour Evening and BBQ at 4.30pm.

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Suicide Prevention

Lisheens House Suicide Prevention Charity was founded in 2014 with the aim of providing free counselling to people in distress. The charity has accredited counsellors based throughout West Cork and Cork City, giving a service that is quick and easily accessible.
The aim for 2016 is to expand services to include educational and training programmes to give people the necessary coping skills to deal with the challenges and stresses that life presents. Lisheens House is there to help people and promote positive mental health and paths to recovery. The website is www.lisheenshouse.ie

Bookworms

All She Ever Wished For by Claudia Carroll.
Tess Taylor is gearing up for a wedding day to remember. And nothing is going to get in her way. That is until an unexpected summons for jury service arrives. With a million jobs still to do, the timing couldn't be worse.
Meanwhile, Kate King, a celebrity socialite, is going through a very public divorce She also has to face a very high profile case as she goes head-to-head with her ex-husband.
The two women couldn't be more different, but their worlds collide as the courtroom drama unfolds.

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Sports Mad

GAA

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Macroom U-14 Ladies who won the Muskerry B2 League 2016, the very first trophy ever won by a Macroom Ladies football team ©Con Kelleher

Lidl NFL Team of the League 2016  

Cork lead the way on the Lidl National Football League Division 1 selection after claiming their 5th Lidl NFL Division 1 crown in a row. Their impressive goalkeeper, Martina O'Brien is selected along with rising star, Roisín Phelan. Annie Walsh is selected at wing forward following another excellent campaign and is joined by the newest star of Ladies Gaelic Football, Orla Finn, who has been a revelation since taking over the free taking duties from the retired Valerie Mulcahy. Beaten finalists Mayo are rewarded with 2 players on the selection including Fiona McHale and the incomparable Cora Staunton.

GAA - Cork County Championships 2016

Senior Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round
Killeagh 3-13 MUSKERRY 1-14
Round 1
(A) Erins Own v CIT
(B) Douglas 2-18 Na Piarsaigh 1-18
(C) Avondhu 0-20 Ballymartle 1-15
(D) Sarsfield 0-14 Carrigtwohill 0-11
(E) Glen Rovers 0-23 Carbery 0-6
(F) Blackrock 1-22 Ballyhea 1-13
(G) Duhallow 1-21 Carrigdhoun 1-16
(H) Midleton 2-16 Bishopstown 0-12
(I) Bride Rvrs 1-21 Youghal 1-13
(J) St Finbarrs 2-15 Newcestown 1-15
(K) N't'shandrum 1-19 Killeagh 0-16
(L) Imokilly v UCC
Round 2A (winners from Round 1)
Douglas v L
St Finbarrs v A
Midleton v Newtownshandrum
Blackrock v Duhallow
Glen Rovers v Sarsfields
Avondhu v Bride Rovers
Round 2B (Losers from Prelim & Round 1)
MUSKERRY v Erins Own or CIT
Carrigtwohill v Ballyhea
Ballymartle v Carbery
Newcestown v Carrigdhoun
Killeagh v L
Youghal v Bishopstown
Na Piarsaigh - a bye

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 1
(A) Castlelyons 1-11 INNISCARRA 4-11
(B) Kanturk 0-13 Cloyne 1-15
(C) Tracton 0-18 Ballinhassig 3-23
(D) Watergrasshill 1-15 BLARNEY 0-14
(E) Charleville 1-13 Bandon 2-17
(F) Fermoy 3-16 Kilworth 4-11
(G) Carrigaline 1-16 Mallow 1-11
(H) Valley Rovers 1-16 Courcey Rovers 1-12
Round 2A (Winners from Round 1)
Carrigaline v Ballinhassig
Fermoy v Cloyne
Valley Rvrs v Inniscarra
Bandon v Watergrasshill
Round 2B (Losers from Round 1)
Mallow v Tracton
Kilworth v Kanturk
Courceys v Castlelyons
Charleville v Blarney

Inniscarra 4 – 11 Castlelyons 1 – 11
Inniscarra conceded an early goal and fell behind to Castlelyons in their opening round game of the PIHC at Páirc Uí Rinn and did not draw level again until the 25th minute when Dan O'Connell finished to the net to make it 1-4 apiece. However the game had turned Inniscarra's way in dramatic fashion before the referee blew the half time whistle as Dan O'Connell proceeded to put 'Scarra in front with a point and then fired in two more goals to leave Inniscarra in a very dominant position at the break, now enjoying a 3-6 to 1-5 lead. With Seán O'Donoghue excelling in curbing Castlelyons danger man Michael Spillane, Tomás O'Connor dominating midfield and Colm Casey and Aidan O'Mahony providing a constant threat in attack in addition to the power of O'Connell, the winners were well on their way to ultimate victory at this stage.
Further points from Colm Casey and Tomás O'Connor on the resumption added to the winners advantage but in fairness to Castlelyons they came back strongly and had cut the lead to four points, 3-8 to 1-10, by the 56th minute. A point from Tomás O'Connor steadied Inniscarra nerves and Colm Casey then collected a massive clearance from Seán O'Donoghue to bang in a fourth goal and put the result beyond doubt.
Inniscarra scorers: Dan O'Connell 3-1, Colm Casey 1-3, Tomás O'Connor 0-3, Aidan O'Mahony 0-2 (-0-1f), Kieran Rice, Stephen Olden 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: John O'Keeffe: Seán O'Donoghue, John O'Callaghan, D O'Callaghan: Stephen Olden, Ger Burke, Liam O'Riain: Tim Murphy, Tomás O'Connor: Aidan O'Mahony, Dan O'Connell, Conor Buckley: Kieran Rice, Colm Casey, Pádraig O'Donoghue. Subs: Paul Farmer (24), M Kelly (39).
Blarney 0-14 Watergrasshill 1-15
The outcome of this game at a sunny Riverstown was in the balance until the dying seconds when Watergrasshill secured the only goal of the game but Blarney mentors afterwards generously conceded that on the day the East Cork side deserved their victory.
Favourites Blarney started well and had a 0-4 to 0-1 lead after the opening ten minutes. Mark Coleman had opened the scoring but Watergrasshill responded immediately from a free. Blarney then had points from David Dunlea, Barra O'Connell (free) and Stephen Lohan but only a brilliant save by goalkeeper Paul Hallissey denied the 'Hill a minute later at the expense of a '65' which was converted. Keith Costello responded with a Blarney point immediately but two points for Watergrasshill followed. Brian Hurley shot a great point for Blarney, Watergrasshill's corner forward John Halbert had two points in as many minutes to level matters. Mark Coleman added another to his tally but Watergrasshill pointed a free with the last puck of the half so at half time the teams were level at 0-8 each
Watergrasshill took the lead for the first time immediately on the restart when their free taker Shane O'Regan pointed. Blarney were again saved by the alertness of goalkeeper Paul Hallissey in the 39th minute but the 'Hill were forcing the pace and they were deserving of their 0-12 to 0-9 lead at this stage. The closing quarter of the game was very exciting as Blarney fought back doggedly and cut the margin to a single point with time almost up. Barra O'Connell from three frees and Coleman, struck four points over the next ten minutes to bring the teams back level. Points were exchanged, Lohan for Blarney. The Hill edged in front, Dunlea then had a great chance but was denied by a super save. The Watergrasshill goal in the 62nd minute then settled the issue but Blarney will have a second chance of remaining in the competition when they face Charleville and they will hope that an improved performance then could yield them a win.
Blarney scorers: Barra O'Connell 0-5 (0-4f, 0-1 '65'), Mark Coleman 0-3, Stephen Lohan, Keith Costello 0-2 each, David Dunlea and Brian Hurley 0-1 each.
Blarney: Paul Hallissey: John Barrett, David Walsh, Darragh McSweeney: Peter Philpott, Joe Jordan, Paul O'Connor: Keith Costello, Brian Hurley: Ray Murphy, Stephen Lohan, Mark Coleman: David Dunlea, Barra O'Connell, Colin Murphy.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round
Ballymartle 2-16 Grenagh 2-17
Barryroe 0-10 Dungourney 2-22
Round 1
(A) Na Piarsaigh 0-23 Argideen Rangers 2-20
(B) Midleton 4-10 Glen Rovers 1-26
(C) Aghada 2-17 Blackrock 2-5
(D) ÉIRE ÓG 3-7 Ballinhassig 1-16
(E) Douglas 1-6 Dungourney 1-17
(F) Milford 0-14 Castlemartyr 1-15
(G) DRIPSEY 0-16 St Finbarrs 2-11
(H) Fr O' Neills 5-27 Carrigaline 1-6
(I) BALLINCOLLIG 1-8 Meelin 2-14
(J) Kilbrittain v GRENAGH
(K) Kildorrery 2-16 Ballygarvan 3-10
(L) AGHABULLOGUE 2-14 INNISCARRA 0-11
Round 2A (Winners from Preliminary Round & Round 1)
Argideen Rangers v Kilbrittain/Grenagh
Fr O'Neills v Meelin
St Finbarrs v Glen Rovers
Aghada v Castlemarytr
Ballygarvan v Ballinhassig
Dungourney v Aghabullogue
Round 2B (Losers from Preliminary Round & Round 1)
Ballymartle v Blackrock
Barryroe v BALLINCOLLIG
Milford v Douglas
Kildorrery v Na Piarsaigh
DRIPSEY v Kilbrittain or Grenagh
Éire Óg v Carrigaline
INNISCARRA v Midleton
Éire Óg 3 - 7 Ballinhassig 1 – 16
Ballinhassig after a big win over Tracton in the Premier Intermediate hurling championship, followed on a day later with this super win by their second team over Éire Óg at Brinny in the intermediate grade. The winners were deserving of their win and only a late rally by Éire Óg had narrowed the winning margin to a single score after Ballinhassig had been well on top for most of the second half.
Ballinhassig led for much of the opening half but Éire Óg hit them two major late blows when Kevin Hallissey got through for two goals and the Ovens men led at the break by 2-3 to 0-6. Cathal Murphy had an early Éire Óg point but they were being led by 0-4 to 0-1 after the opening quarter. Points were then exchanged, Cathal Murphy for Éire Óg, but then after Darragh McCarthy blocked down an attempted clearance, Hallissey swooped to fire the sliotar to the net to level matters. A Paul McDonagh point put the Ovens side in front, Ballinhassig levelled matters before Hallissey, set up by Denny Murphy, blasted another goal to give his side the interval three point lead.
On the restart, Éire Óg increased their lead with a point from Paul McDonagh but then Ballinhassig took over completely and had seven unanswered points in a row before Kevin Hallissey had a point for the Muskerry men in the 49th minute which left his side only two points adrift, 0-13 to 2-5. Ballinhassig were unstoppable now however and after pointing from a free they got in for a vital goal to go six points clear. Mike O'Shea pointed for Éire Óg, the winners replied with a brace to open up a seven-point gap with only three minutes remaining. Kevin Hallissey now gave his side hope with a goal from a free and followed up with a point from a '65' after his shot had been saved. Time was now up however but Éire Óg will be hopeful of getting the better of the Carrigaline second string in round 2B.
Éire Óg scorers: K Hallissey 3-2 (1-0f, 0-1 '65'), C Murphy and P McDonagh 0-2 each, M O'Shea 0-1.
Éire Óg: D Desmond: A O'Connor, A O'Mahony, Shane McCarthy: Dermot O'Herlihy, F O'Rourke, D O'Connor: J Kelleher, D McCarthy: Denny Murphy, Cathal Murphy, John Dineen: J Cooper, Kevin Hallissey, Paul McDonagh. Subs: John Mullins (28), Daniel Goulding (h/t), Mike O'Shea (44).

Dripsey 0 - 16 St Finbarr's 2 - 11
A goal for the St Finbarr' second string in injury time proved to be the winner in this opening round IHC tie at Ballincollig. Dripsey will be furious with themselves at losing this game as with ten minutes remaining the sides were level before Dripsey then had moved three point clear and they also had a numerical advantage, 'Barrs having lost a man to a red card after ten minutes of the second half. With the time running out, the 'Barrs had a point from a free to narrow the gap now down to two and the game went into five minutes of injury time. Dripsey looked to be hanging on, but then came the winning goal. A quick Dripsey puckout was intercepted, the ball was transferred in to Michael Ryan who brilliantly drilled to the Dripsey net. Dripsey did have a few late opportunities to force extra-time but all three shots went wide.
St Finbarr's had opened well when Robert O'Mahony kicked a goal inside three minutes and at the end of the first quarter, Dripsey trailed 1-3 to 0-3. However, with Mark O'Sullivan in scoring form, 0-5 from play to his credit in the first half, Dripsey came into contention but three Barrs points in a row gave the city side an interval lead of 1-8 to 0-9, Michael O'Riordan's two long range frees keeping Dripsey in the hunt.
It was all Dripsey after the resumption with most of their best work coming in the third quarter. They quickly drew level through two David O'Sullivan points, went in front from a Diarmuid O'Riordan free and then went two clear when Gary Murphy finished a fine move. Back came St Finbarr's and with 10 minutes to play had tied the match at 1-10 to 0-13. Now Dripsey had points from Mark O'Sullivan, Diarmuid O'Riordan and David O'Sullivan to go three points clear and victory seemed within their grasp. However it all went disappointingly wrong for them in injury time.
Dripsey will play the losers of Kilbrittain v Grenagh game in round 2B and with John Carey back in action can be hopeful of getting back on track but it won't be easy.
Scorers for Dripsey: Mark O'Sullivan 0-6, Diarmuid O'Riordan 0-4 (0-3 fs), David O'Sullivan 0-3, Michael O'Riordan 0-2(fs), Gary Murphy 0-1.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley; Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley; Conor Hayes, John O'Riordan, Aidan Murray; Pat O'Riordan, Stevie Murray; Gary Murphy, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Michael O'Riordan; David O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan, Dean O'Sullivan. Subs: Shane Burke (51), M O'Sullivan (55), K Kelleher (59).

Ballincollig 1-8 Meelin 2-14
Ballincollig, short six of last year's side, approached this IHC game at Banteer more in hope than with confidence and they were correct in the pre-match assessment of their chances as the Duhallow men were on top from start to finish and fully deserved their nine point win. Meelin had the sliotar in the Ballincollig net after three minutes to take a lead of 1-2 to nil and they never looked back after this fine start. Ballincollig shot no fewer than 11 wides in the opening half which did not help their situation and with Meelin leading by 1-9 to 0-5 at the break the writing was on the wall for the Mid Cork men even at this stage. A second Meelin goal on the restart finished any chance of a Ballincollig revival even though they were wind assisted, but in fairness to the losers they did finish the game strongly and a Cian Dorgan goal from a penalty was a just reward for their spirited effort.
Ballincollig now face Barryroe in Round 2B, their last chance in the championship.
Ballincollig scorers: Cian Dorgan 1-5 (1-4fs), Dave Bowen, Ian Coughlan, Matt O'Leary 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: Mark Prendergast, Liam Jennings, Colin O'Donovan: Shane Murphy, Ciarán O'Sullivan, Shane O'Sullivan: Robbie Burke, Matt O'Leary: Dave Bowen, Ian Coughlan, Chris Collins: Aidan O'Donovan, Cian Dorgan, David Collins. Subs: Emmett Ryle (h/t), Robert Ryan (48).

Aghabullogue 2 – 14 Inniscarra 0 – 11
Aghabullogue were in a state of slight anxiety approaching this IHC game at Blarney against their Inniscarra neighbour's second team but in the event they did not have to worry unduly as they were comfortable winners at the finish. Aghabullogue were settled quickly by an Ian BarryMurphy goal in the first minute and it was 1-5 to 0-2 after the first quarter. Just before half time Aghabullogue had a second goal, this one from Dhani Merrick and their lead of 2-8 to 0-4 at the break looked like being too much for this Inniscarra side to rein in. The Aghabullogue defence was in command with centre back Niall Buckley outstanding and Inniscarra just could not get through for the goals they needed to rescue their situation in the second half. Aghabullogue continued to pick off the points to keep their big lead intact and ran out deserving winners.
Scorers: Aghabullogue: I BarryMurphy and D Merrick 1-1 each, Mathew Bradley 0-4 (0-4fs), John Corkery 0-4, Evan O'Sullivan, Billy Casey, Mark O'Flynn 0-1 each. Inniscarra: D O'Sullivan 0-5 (0-3fs), D Hyland 0-3 (0-2fs), Alan Sheehan 0-2, David O'Keeffe 0-1 (f).
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Jerome Corkery, D Moynihan, E Kennedy: J Buckley, Niall Buckley, M Dennehy: John Corkery, S Dineen: Aidan BarryMurphy, Mathew Bradley, Evan O'Sullivan: Billy Casey, Dhani Merrick, Ian BarryMurphy. Subs: Mark O'Flynn (50), Sean Kelleher (50).
Inniscarra: Stephen Horgan; J Hurley, Kevin Burke, D O'Herlihy: J Harrington, M Burke, B O'Mahony: Cathal Griffin, D Hyland: D Kelleher, Alan Sheehan, T Buckley: A Browne, Darren Breathnach, D O'Sullivan. Subs: C Bennett (40), E Kavanagh (50), David O'Keeffe (50).

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Draw

Round 1
(A) Fr O' Neills v Ballymartle
(B) Courcey Rovers v Douglas
(C) St Finbarrs v BLARNEY
(D) Shandrum v Ballinhassig
(E) Newcestown v INNISCARRA
(F) Killeagh/St Ita's v Bishopstown
(G) Blackrock v Glen Rovers
(H) Sarsfield v Valley Rovers
(I) Mallow v Duhallow
(J) Carrigaline v Midleton
(K) Charleville v Na Piarsaigh
Round 2 (Losers from Round 1)
H v F
C v J
B v E
G v I
D v K
A a bye
Round 3 - 17 teams, one game + 15 byes. Loser eliminated.
Round 4 - (seeded) 8 games with seed to be drawn in slots 1, 3, 5 and 7

Junior B Hurling Championship 2016

Round 2 (Losers)
LAOCHRA ÓG 1-12 Lough Rovers 3-10
Draw for the Quarter-Finals:
Kilavullen v Lough Rovers, Belgooly v Ballincurra, Rathpeacon v St Marys/Dromtariffe, Bantry Blues/Randal Óg v Whites Cross/Whitechurch
Senior Football Championship
Round 2A (Winners of rd 1)
Carbery v St Finbarrs
Carrigaline v Valley Rovers
U.C.C. v Bishopstown
Douglas v Carbery Rangers
CIT v Castlehaven
MUSKERRY v Nemo Rangers
Round 2B (Losers of Prelim and rd 1)
Ilen Rovers 4-12 Dohenys 3-9
Clonakilty v St Nicks
BALLINCOLLIG v Beara
Duhallow v Seandun
Avondhu v O'D Rossa
Aghada v Newcestown
Clyda a bye
Note: Winners of 2A go to round 4 draw, Losers of 2A round go to round 3, along with winners of 2B round. Losers of 2B are out, having lost twice!

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2A (WINNERS from round 1)
Winners to Round 4, Losers to round 3
Fermoy v BALLINORA
Mallow v BÉAL ÁTHA'n Ghaorthaidh
Na Piarsaigh v NAOMH ABÁN
ÉIRE ÓG v St Michaels
Round 2B (LOSERS from round 1)
Winners to round 3, losers eliminated from championship
MACROOM v GRENAGH
Bantry v Newmarket
Kiskeam v Castletownbere
Nemo v St Vincent's

Intermediate Football Championship

First Round
Adrigole 1-8 Ballydesmond 1-11
Round 2A (Winners from round 1)
Winners to Round 4, Losers to round 3
CILL na MARTRA v Kildorrery
St Finbarrs v Glanmire
Glanworth 0-7 Rockchapel 1-11
Millstreet v Ballydesmond
Kanturk v Mitchelstown
Round 2B (Losers from round 1)
Winners to round 3, losers eliminated from championship
Bandon v Clonakilty
Mayfield 1-13 Kinsale 2-10 a draw
Glenville v Youghal
AGHABULLOGUE v Adrigole
Carrigaline v Douglas
County Under 21 A Football Championship
Semi Finals:
BALLINCOLLIG v Ilen Rovers
St Finbarrs v Aghada

County Under 21 B Football Quarter Finals:

Semi Finals:
Aghabullogue v Ibane
Clyda Rovers v Ballinhassig

Junior B Football Championship 2016

Round 1
(A) Araglen 4-10 Lough Rovers 0-1
(B) Lismire 0-7 Argideen Rangers 1-17
(C) Grange 1-11 Ballyhooly 3-7
(D) Whitechurch 1-7 Randal Óg 0-5
(E) Rathpeacon 0-8 Kilbrittain 2-11
(F) Deel Rovers 1-4 Shanballymore 2-10
Cobh a bye
Round 2 (Losers) Revised Draw due to the late entry of Cobh
Cobh 1-12 Grange 2-5
Lismire 4-6 Randal Og 1-6
Lough Rovers 1-3 Rathpeacon 0-10
Deel Rovers a bye
Round 3: 10 teams. 2 Games + 8 Byes. Winner to Quarterfinals
Deel 1-10 Rathpeacon 1-8
Cobh 1-12 Lismire 0-8

C Football Championship

Round 2

Bere Island 0-8 Ballinure 4-12
Rochestown 0-5 Crosshaven 4-11
Quarter-Finals
Abbey Rovers v Ballyphehane
Glenlara 0-10 St John's 1-9
Ballinure v Crosshaven
Gleann na Laoi v Goleen

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Cailíní Gaelacha ag Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta i mBaile Mhúirne ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta 2016

Peil Sinsear:
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0-16 An Gaeltacht 3-14
Béal Átha and An Gaeltacht served up a very entertaining game in the senior quarter final on Saturday evening. Two first half goals helped the Kerry side to a 2-7 to 0-9 interval lead and An Gaeltacht were five points clear at the three quarter stage. A third goal for An Gaeltacht in the 47th minute left the Béal Átha men with too much to do but they played out with great heart to the finish and contributed to a fine contest. An Gaelacht defeated An Rinn from Waterford in the semi final refereed by Dave Murnane of Macroom.
Naomh Abán 2-15 Naomh Conaill 1-20
Hosts Naomh Aban just failed to dethrone champions Naomh Conaill in the semi final on Sunday evening. Miceál Ó Croinín gave a wonderful display of football, heart and leadership to the Baile Mhuirne men and contributed 2-7 to his side's tally. His first goal just before half time brought N Abán back into contention and they were only three points adrift at the break. His second gaol four minutes into the second half brought the teams level but then N Abán were dealt a cruel blow when in the 48th minute they lost a player to a second yellow card when it was hard to see why a card was called for as the player was the injured party. The home side hit the front but the extra man told and the Donegal side were able to create space to get the scores on the board to give them their passage to another final.
The Comortas weekend was a triumph for the Naomh Abán club who were hosts for the competitions. The new club pavilion was ready in time for the teams to enjoy its facilities and the marquee was the centre of wonderful social activities, including the Cailín Gaelach competition.

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Presentation of Tom Creedon Cup 2016 to Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh captain, Eoin Ó Cuill by Marian Creedon Hegarty ©Con Kelleher

Tom Creedon Cup 2016 Final:

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 2-16 Newmarket 0 – 9
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh took the Tom Creedon Cup for the first time with a comprehensive win over Newmarket in an interesting if not overly exciting final at Macroom on Saturday evening last. Conditions were excellent, Béal Átha were in top form and from very early on it was evident that the Gaeltacht side would repeat their recent championship win over the Duhallow men at the same venue. First half goals from Ben Seartan and Tim O'Laoire helped the winners to a 2-7 to 0-4 interval lead and they were clearly the better side. Newmarket battled on bravely but there was always only going to be one outcome and so the Béal Átha upward march continues. The Gaeltacht men are currently on top of the county division two league table, unbeaten after seven games, and are playing with a great sense of purpose with their eyes firmly set on a premier intermediate title.
Béal Átha had this game wrapped up by half time. Ben Seartan had the ball in the Newmarket net after five minutes and with points from Conchuir Ó Loinsuigh, Liam Ó Críodáin, Tim Ó Laoire and Cian Ó Duinnín it was 1-4 to 0-2 by the end of the opening quarter. Tim O'Laoire's goal in the 21st minute rally settled the issue as it was obvious that the Duhallow men did not have the firepower to rescue this game.
Béal Átha led by nine points at half time and had added two further points to their advantage before Newmarket replied with three points in a row to make it 2-12 to 0-8 at the three quarter stage. Further points from Ben Seartan, Andy Coinceannain, Tim Ó Laoire, Miceál Ó Tuama enhanced the score line and reflected the superiority of the winners.
Béal Átha scorers: B Seartan 1-4, T Ó Laoire 1-4, L Seartan 0-2, A Coinceannain 0-2 fs, C Ó Loinsuigh, L Ó Criodáin, C Ó Duinnín and M Ó Tuama 0-1 each.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchuir: Ciarán Ó Nunáin, Leonárd Ó Conchuir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Liam Ó Criodáin: Eoin Ó Coill, Éanna Ó Duinnín: Colmán Ó Tuama, Aindrias Ó Coinceannain, Concubhair Ó Loinsuigh: Liam Seartan, Tadhg Ó Laoire, Ben Seartan. Subs: Miceál Ó Tuama for Ó Criodáin, Pol Ó Buachalla for Ó Loinsuigh, Donagh Seartan for L Seartan, Nollaig Ó Duinnín for Ó Nunáin, Seán Ó Coill for E Ó Coill.
The Tom Creedon Cup was presented to Béal Átha captain Leonárd Ó Conchuir by Mrs Marion Creedon Hegarty. Cork County Board was represented by Donal McSweeney, Central Executive.

Mid Cork Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship

The seven 3rd round qualifiers to date are: Ballincollig, Canovee, Clondrohid, Iveleary, Kilmichael, Kilmurry, Inniscarra along with Blarney, who received a 2nd round bye.
The draw for the second round is:
Naomh Abán v Éire Óg; Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh v Donoughmore; Dripsey v Aghinagh; Blarney a bye.

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Sean O'Sullivan, Aghabullogue, receiving the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Award for April from Michael McSweeney, Auld Triangle. Included are Sean's parents, Denise and Con, sister, Michelle, grandparents, Mary and Sean O'Sullivan and granduncle, Neilus O'Sullivan. © Mike English

Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling Championship 

First Round fixtures:
Cloughduv 2-16 Iveleary 1-8
Kilmichael 2-17 Gleann na Laoi 1 –13
Ballincollig 1-9 Blarney 2-11
Donoughmore 2-7 Ballinora 0-21
Éire Óg – a bye
2nd Round draw:
Ballincollig v Éire Óg
Iveleary v Gleann na Laoi
Donoughmore – a bye
As expected champions Cloughduv were too good for Iveleary but did not have matters all their own way. Kilmichael were pleased with their display after a disappointing championship campaign last year and were deserving winner over Gleann. Ballincollig, staged a good second half recovery to make Blarney earn their win and Ballinora repeated last year's win over Donoughmore and look like providing the main opposition to Cloughduv again this year.
Cloughduv 2 – 16 Iveleary 1 – 8 
Cloughduv, champions for the past two years and strong favourites to make it three-in-a-row this year, duly accounted for last year's B champions Iveleary in the opening round of this year's Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A hurling championship at a sunny Kilmichael. Iveleary had very little hurling done so far this year, did not compete in the league and were short some regulars going into the game but they rose to the occasion and particularly in the first half tore into the semi complacent Cloughduv men and forced the pace for most of that period. A fine goal for Cloughduv minutes before half time from Gerry Lucey gave his side a slender and fortuitous 1-6 to 1-5 interval lead and in the second half the champions were more focussed but the western side still made the raging favourites earn their win. For Cloughduv, Seán O'Connor and Brian Ahern were to the fore and put the points on the board to enable them to move five points clear by the start of the final quarter. Iveleary were still hanging in with Darren Kelly very accurate from placed balls, but a second goal from Jerry Lucey in the 52nd minute finally killed off the brave Iveleary challenge.
Iveleary had Cloughduv reeling in the opening quarter and the traffic was mainly towards the Cloughduv goal. Darren Kelly pointed a free in the 2nd minute and had then converted two 65's before Cloughduv at last opened their account from a Jerry Lucey free in the 13th minute. Ciarán O'Riordan was hurling well at centre back for Iveleary with strong support from Daniel O'Riordan and Anthony McSweeney in defence and Barry O'Leary was working tirelessly in attack. The Cloughduv defence was under strong pressure and needed the steady play of Aidan Ahern, James McCarthy and Andrew Cronin to contain the Iveleary attacks. Seán O'Connor, a constant danger in the Cloughduv attack, had a fine point from play for Cloughduv in the 20th minute but Darren Kelly soon after hit a free from his own 65 over to re-open the two point gap. Cloughduv, improving now in attack after hitting six wides, drew level with points from Brian Ahern and Paul O'Sullivan but were rocked by a smashing Iveleary goal in the 25th minute when David Dineen gave a peach of a pass to Colin Tanner and the latter, in full flight, buried the ball in the Cloughduv net. A Cloughduv point from a Jerry Lucey free was followed by a point from play from Colm Ryan before Jerry Lucey caught a high ball in, and batted to the net from very close range to put the champions in front for the first time as half time was imminent but Darren Kelly again pointed a long range free to leave the interval score at 1-6 to 1-5 in Cloughduv's favour.
A more focussed Cloughduv fired over three points immediately on the resumption and when Finbarr McSweeney Jnr. pointed for Iveleary, Sean O'Connor and Brian Ahern replied with a point apiece for Cloughduv who had stretched the lead to 1-13 to 1-8 with ten minutes remaining. Cloughduv were now in command and Gerry Lucey's second goal really settled the issue and in the latter stages they added four unanswered points, two from Mark Walsh, to emerge comfortable winners.
Scorers: Cloughduv: G Lucey 2-2 (0-2f), S O'Connor 0-5, B Ahern 0-4 (0-3f), C Ryan and M Walsh 0-2 each, P O'Sullivan 0-1. Iveleary: C Tanner 1-0, D Kelly 0-7 ( 0-4fs, 0-2 '65's), F McSweeney Jnr. 0-1.
Cloughduv: Cormac O'Driscoll: William Ahern, Aidan Ahern, Liam Long: Seán Curzon, James McCarthy, Andrew Cronin: Mark Walsh, Aidan Murphy: Brian Ahern, Paul O'Sullivan, Colm Ryan: Seán O'Connor, Jerry Lucey, James Moynihan.
Iveleary: Con O'Callaghan: Anthony McSweeney, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Kevin Manning, Ciarán O'Riordan, Ger O'Riordan: Finbarr McSweeney, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr.: PJ McNulty, Darren Kelly, Barry O'Leary: Colm Tanner, Gerard McSweeney, David Dineen. Subs: Brian Cronin for G McSweeney, Brian Murphy for K Manning, Martin Cotter for A McSweeney.
Referee: Liam Barry, Ballincollig.

Kilmichael 2 -18 Gleann na Laoi 1 – 13
Kilmichael hurlers gave a good solid performance in overcoming the challenge of Gleann na Laoi in the opening round of the Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A hurling championship at Ballinora on Sunday afternoon last. County footballer, Peter Kelleher starred in attack for the winners and finished with a personal tally of 1-12, his goal ten minutes from time finally killing off the challenge of the Kerry Pike side. The teams were level at the interval 1-9 for Gleann to 0-12 for Kilmichael but Shane O'Donoghue's goal for the winners gave them a four point lead ten minutes into the second half. After an exchange of points, Kilmichael were then further boosted by Kellehers goal and even though they lost a man to a red card in the closing stages they were to remain in control to the final whistle.
Kilmichael scorers: P Kelleher 1-12, S O'Donoghue 1-1, C Cotter 0-3, T Tobin 0-2.
Kilmichael: Stephen O'Leary: Luke Hennigan, James O'Leary, Donal Kelly: Cian Dromey, Adrian Kelly capt., Brendan Cotter: Simon Foley, Conor Cotter: Cathal Foley, Peter Kelleher, Jamie McCarthy: Trevor Tobin, Shane O'Donoghue, Darragh Foley. Sub: Shane Prendeville for T Tobin.
Ballinora 0 – 21 Donoughmore 2 – 7
Strong championship contenders Ballinora were always that little bit better than Donoughmore in this opening round game in the Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling championship at sun drenched Coachford last but the concession of two first half goals to a plucky Donoughmore side meant that they could not relax until very late in the game. Only three points separated the sides in the 50th minute when Ballinora led by 0-15 to 2-6 but two points for the winners at that stage halted a Donoughmore revival and in the closing stages Ballinora put a slightly misleading glow on the final scoreline with a string of points.
Ballinora were the dominant side for much of the first half but the scoreline did not adequately reflect this at half time. Donoughmore had opened the scoring from a Jeremy Kennedy free but then Ballinora hit back with five points in a row, three from ace marksman with David Howard and one each from Pat Fitton and Michael Murphy, and leading by 0-5 to 0-1 after 18 minutes they seemed to be in command. A minute later they got a rude awakening when Donoughmore's Conor O'Rourke sent in a cross from the right wing and when the ball was not cleared Jamie Twomey was able to kick the sliotar over the line to leave only the minimum between the teams. The Ballinora response was quick in coming with four unanswered points, Conor Brosnan, Fitton, Howard, Mick Murphy the scorers, easing them five clear but again they conceded a goal, this one in the 26th minute coming from a Shane Healy 20 metre yard free which cut the gap to a mere two points.
The response from the Ballinora attack once again was excellent with Alan O'Shea, Fitton and Howard firing over points to leave their side comfortably in front at the break, 0-12 to 2-1.
Donoughmore will be heartened by their second half showing when they carried the fight to the winners for a long period. Shane Healy and interval substitute Darren Lucey (facing exams) had early points to give them momentum and when Ballinora replied with two points, Darren Lucey, Healy and Conor O'Rourke fired over good scores for Donoughmore to leave it at 0-15 to 2-6 in the 51st minute. Ballinora's Kevin Murphy and the outstanding Howard then pointed to steady Ballinora nerves and even though Shane Healy did point a long range free, Ballinora finished with a flourish with points from Howard, Fitton, Murphy and Alan O'Shea to see them safely through to the next stage of the competition.
Scorers: Ballinora: D Howard 0-9 (0-5 fs), P Fitton 0-4, K Murphy 0-3, M Murphy, A O'Shea 0-2 each, C Brosnan 0-1. Donoughmore: S Healy 1-3 (1-2 fs), J Twomey 1-0, D Lucey 0-2, J Kennedy (f) and C O'Rourke 0-1 each.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley: John O'Regan, Brendan Hourihan, Tomás McGrath: Mike Lordan, Patrick Cronin, Conor Murphy: Alan O'Shea, Alan O'Neill: Pat Fitton, Conor Brosnan, Brian Murphy: Kevin Murphy, David Howard, Mick Murphy. Subs: Tom Healy for J O'Regan inj.(h/t).
Donoughmore: Diarmuid Manning: Alan Twomey, Alan Savage, Aidan Corkery: Mark Foley, Kevin Horgan, TJ Barrett: John O'Mahony, Aidan O'Shea: Copnor O'Rourke, Christian Mangan, Stephen Looney; Jeremy Kennedy, Shane Healy, Jamie Twomey. Sub; Darren Lucey for Mangan (h/t), Martin O'Connor for Kennedy (40), L:aurence Barry for Looney (55).
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwin, Éire Óg.
Blarney 2-11 Ballincollig 1-9
Beaten finalists last year, Blarney were looking good for a comfortable progression to the third round of the this years competition when they led by 1-6 to 0-2 against Ballincollig at half time at Coachford but they came under sever pressure in the third quarter when Ballincollig rallied and reduces the deficit to a mere point by the three quarter stage, 1-8 to 1-7. In the closing quarter Blarney managed to regain the upper hand and outscored their opponents by four points to two and so deservedly advance but Ballincollig will be quite pleased by the fighting spirit shown by their side.
The first half was pretty much dominated completely by Blarney. After Barry McElligott had an opening point for Ballincollig, Blarney had a succession of scores with Mark Cremin and David Cremen points being followed by a goal from the latter to make it 1-3 to 0-1 and Mark Cremin added three more points before Niall Purcell had the only other first half score for Ballincollig, a point late in the half to leave the score at 1-6 to 0-2 at the break.
Ballincollig started the second half with a goal from a Conor Sexton free and when Mark Cremin pointed for Blarney, Ballincollig replied with three points in a row, Conor Sexton getting two of these, one superb effort from play and one from a free, and James Lenihan striking the other from a long range free. It was now 1-7 to 1-6 in Blarney's favour with twenty minutes to play and when Mark Cremin pointed a Blarney free, Ballincollig kept up the pressure with appoint from Conor Sexton's free. In the 48th minute, Mark Cremin pointed again for Blarney and added another two minutes later but back came Ballincollig with a Copnor O'Dwyer point from a free in the 55th minute. David Cremen now increased the Blarney lead to three with a point and Mark Cremin's well worked goal minutes later made their position very secure but still battling Ballincollig had the final score – a point from James Murphy in injury time.
Blarney: Richard O'Shea: Stephen O'Brien, Donal Cronin, Padraig Conway: Anthony O'Shea, Sean Twomey, Vince O'Mahony: Wayne Shine: Raymond O'Donovan: Seán Crowley, Craig Sykes, Mark O'Leary: Mark Cremin, Damien Hyde, David Cremen. Subs: Stephen Sheedy, John Daniel Good and Eugene McCarthy.
Ballincollig: James Lenihan: David O'Leary, Daniel Byrne, Brian O'Connor: James Murphy, Brian Cotter, Diarmuid McDonnell: Conor Sexton, Kevin Brown: Peter O'Neill, Stephen Coughlan, Barry McElligott: Graham Enright, Aaidan Lucey, Niall Purcell. Subs: James Murphy, Tim Collins and Conor Dwyer.
Referee: Mr Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMME 2016

Warning: This programme is liable to change!
Friday June 10th
@ Pairc Diolúnaigh, IFC R2A, St Finbarrs v Glanmire 7.30pm ET
@ Ballinascarthy, IFC R2B, Bandon v Clonakilty, 7.30pm ET
@ Ballinlough, PIFC R2B, Nemo Rangers v St Vincents, 7.00pm ET
Saturday June 11th
@ Carrigadrohid, PIFC R2A, Na Piarsaigh v NAOMH ABAN 7.00pm ET
@ Mayfield, IHC, R1 Kilbrittain v GRENAGH, 7.00pm ET
@ Aghada, IFC R2B, Glenville v Youghal, 7.30pm ET
@ Shanbally, IFC R2B, Carrigaline v Douglas 7.00pm ET
@ Killavullen, IFC R2A, Kanturk v Mitchelstown 7.30pm ET
@ Kilmichael, J'B' HC R3, St Marys v Dromtarriffe, 7.00pm
@ Aughaville, J'B' HC R3, Bantry Blues v Randal Óg, 7.00pm
@ Carrignabhfear, J'C'FC QF Abbey Rovers v Ballyphehane 7.00pm
@ TBC, J'C'FC QF, Ballinure v Crosshaven 7.00pm
@ Castletownkinneagh, J'C'FC QF, GLEANN na LAOI v Goleen, 7.00pm
@ Rathpeacon, J'B'HC R3, Whites Cross v Whitechurch 7.00pm
Sunday June 12th @ Thurles Munster JFC and SFC Semi-finals Tipperary v CORK

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Éire Óg ladies football U14 team who defeated Nemo Rangers in the A Mid Cork league final ©

Éire Óg

U10 May 17, Eire Óg played Grenagh in the 1st round of the U10 summer league. Playing with a slight breeze Eire Óg were a few points in front at half time. Early in the 2nd half they scored 2 goals and won, 6 -4 to 2-2.
Panel: Abbie Casey Orlaith Cremin Clodagh Dillon Grace Harris Eabha Healy Emma Healy Meabh McGoldrick Lisa Murphy Laoise Ahern Clodagh Fitzgerald Laura Healy Saoirse Moyihan Sarah Murphy Jenny O Sullivan Claire O Regan Leah Sheehan Amy Slattery Phobe Warton Julie White Gemma Young Lydia Young
U14 Eire Óg ladies football U14 team defeated Nemo Rangers in the A Mid Cork league final in what was a terrific and exciting display of football. Robbie Smythe, fixtures secretary for the mid Cork board, presented the cup to Eire Óg captain, Rebecca Sheehan. The U14s will compete in the South West Féile competition on the weekend of 24th June. We are making plans to ensure the team we are hosting from Dunboyne in County Meath will have a weekend to remember.
U8 LGFA Stars of the Future. Eire Óg girls football Under 7's and 8's welcomed Bishopstown LGFA for our first game of the year. The weather was great but the skills of all the girls on the night were even better. We had a total of 59 girls playing on the night. A big thanks to Bishopstown for travelling and playing an extra few matches on the night. Cork LGFA has a bright future with all these skilful girls coming through.
Eire Og Under 7 / 8 Panels: Emma Casey, Ellen Cronin, Annalousie Crowley, Ellen Desmond, Isobel Rea-Duggan, Abby Clifford, Ava Collins, Sinead Corcoran, Erin Healy, Ciara Healy, Isabelle Healy, Cliodhna Higgins, Abbie Hyde, Meabh Larkin, Siofra Woodford Lehane, Cliona Murphy, Jada O' Connor, Chloe O' Sullivan, Amelia Scott, Orla Slattery, Erin Sheehan, Mairead Stapleton, Siun Sweeney, Alannah Whelton, Mika Cole, Courtney Cole, Emer Hayes, Caoimhe Lehane, Sophie O' Connell, Aoibhinn Ni Chroinin, Laura Coomey, Caoimhe Dillon, Laura Dineen, Lucy Matson, Tamara Moynihan, Aimee O'Connell, Maisie O'Sullivan, Sarah O'Sullivan, Anna Rochford, Hannah Stapleton, Siofra O'Sullivan, Naoise O'Sullivan, Katie Sheehan, Ciara O'Keefe, Grace O'Connell, Aoife O'Riordan, Kate Maguire, Gracie Sheehan. Training continues every Friday evening from 6pm.
New members are always welcome – Please contact our Secretary Denis O'Shea on 086 8625220 for further info.
Laochra Óg Notes
U12 Hurling League Laochra Óg v Grenagh took place in Ballyvourney 23rd May. The players played reasonably well and the final score was Laochra Óg 0 – 3 to Grenagh 0 – 7. Thanks to team sponsors Astra Systems.
25th May, in Ballinadee, our U9 Camogie team had their Go Game against Coursey Rovers. They played 3 ten minute sides and were brilliant. There was great team spirit. Thanks to Coursey Rovers for a great game and warm hospitality and refreshments after. Thanks to all the parents for travelling and to Matt Murphy Pharmacy our sponsors.
27th May, u8, u9 and u11 Camogie teams all played Enniskeane in the go game competitions . Well done to all the girls. They are getting lots of match experience and using skills picked up in training . Great work girls and keep practising at home too. Thank you to the parents for travelling and to Enniskeane for great sporting games. Thanks also to Matt Murphy Pharmacy, our
Junior "B" Muskerry league Laochra Óg v Blarney took place in Ballyvourney. It was their best game of the season. Blarney were the winners with the final score Laochra Óg 2 – 5 to Blarney 2 – 11. Thanks to team sponsors, Deasy Pharmacy.
Laochra Óg would like to thank the caretakers of Clondrohid Hall, Ballyvourney N.S., An Ionad Áise, Reidh na nDoirí and The Auld Triangle Macroom for the use of their facilities for meetings etc. over the past couple of years and for their continued support again this season. We would also like to thank Michael and Nora McCarthyGlenview and Glenmill Macroom for their continuing support.

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Coachford College, 1st Year County Champions, with mascots, Blaithin and Catriona Sullivan, © Michelle Cooney

Ballincollig Basketball

Cork Ladies Basketball Board Awards were held in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel recently and Ballincollig players were once again on the winners list of Most Valuable Player as selected by the coaches in each league. The U14 recipient was Ballincollig team captain Claudia Keane who led a young team to a second place finish in the league and runner up in the Top Four final. Premier recipient was Samantha Coomey who plays on our senior team squad which also plays up a grade in the Premier grade. The team finished runners up in the Senior Championship, runners up in the Senior Top Four and semi-finalists in the Premier Top Four. Congratulations to both players on their awards which were fully deserved.
Girls Match Reports. Our U16 girls completed a clean sweep of League, Championship & Top 4 when they defeated Mallow in the final of the Top 4 in Parochial Hall. Ballincollig started strongly with a great defensive display and with some astute rebounding, they led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. By half time they had stamped their authority on the game and led 23-14. Mallow pushed them in the third quarter but our girls opened up the floor and moved the ball around to take a commanding 38-22 lead into the final quarter. Ballincollig finished winners on a score of 44-34 to complete a fantastic treble. Caitlin Quinn & Amy Corkery had already collected the Championship cup; Patricia O'Riordan and Ayla Hanley collected the League and Sarah Murphy collected the Top 4 trophies for Ballincollig.
The success this year was a great reward for the hard work these girls put in all season and the dedication they have each shown through the years. The Ballincollig team was: Amy Corkery, Ava Lordan, Ayla Hanley, Caitlin Quinn, Cristina Collazo, Grace Kiernan, Jennifer Nyagaya, Karen Maher, Kate Brady, Maria O'Sullivan, Niamh Herbert, Niamh McGrath, Patricia O'Riordan, Rachel Finnegan, Sarah Murphy. First Aid - Elaine Kiernan. Coaches - Ken Quinn & Kevin Murphy.

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Con, Michael and Anne Kelleher, winners of Macroom G.A..A Golf Classic, sponsored by O'Mahony, Walsh, Corrigan, Murray Ltd., with Fiona Kelleher and Dympna Corrigan. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results: Week 1. Seniors: 1st Pat Connell, Jim Lynch, Andy Lynch 45.1
NBS open singles: 1st Robert O'Keeffe (11) 43 pts, 2nd Dan O'Brien (12) 43 pts
Open singles: 1st Ml Cronin (11) 46 pts, 2nd Jim Lordan (17) 42 pts, 3rd Barry Hurley(16) 41 pts Gross Padraig O'Connor(1) 38 pts
Week 2. Seniors; 1st Flor McCarthy, Ml Fleming, Dermot O'Shea 45.6
NBS open singles:1st Damien O'Mahony (28) 42 pts, 2nd Noel O'Flynn (17) 39pts
Fixtures: Tue Seniors, Thur NBS open singles, Fri, Sat & Sun Club Classic

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Marie Lillis presents her husband's (Michael Lillis) Captain's Prize to John O'Keeffe (20) at Macroom Golf Club ©Lee Valley Outlook

Captain's (Mr Michael Lillis) prize June 4 & 5. H/cap C.S.S. 71/70 Score 1stJohn O'Keeffe 20 42 pts 2nd William Murray 8 41 pts 3rd Gary Morris 5 40 pts Gross Leonard Waugh 1 36 pts 5th John Twohig 17 39 pts Past C/P Kevin Hinchion 13 38pts Committee Padraig O'Connor 1 36pts Cat 1 0/12 1st Ted Murphy 12 39 pts 2nd JP O'Connell 11 38pts 3rd John Bob O'Sullivan 11 38pts 1st Nine Billy Oakes 10 20pts 2nd Nine Niall Kelleher 11 20pts Cat 2 13/18 1st Martin Kavanagh 13 38pts 2nd Martin O'Mahony 13 38pts 3rd Jason McCarthy 17 37pts 1st Nine Christy Naughton 14 22pts 2nd Nine John Burke 14 22pts Cat 3 19/28 1st William Buttimer 19 38pts 2nd David Murphy 22 38pts 3rd John Neville 21 37pts 1st Nine John Desmond 20 19pts 2nd Nine Donal G O'Sullivan 19 21pts Seniors1st Edmund Neville 13 37pts 2nd Kieran Savage 16 36pts Student 1st Barry Hurley 13 34pts 2nd Denis Quinlan 9 33pts. Longest drive: Leonard Waugh. Nearest the pin 11th Peter O'Halloran.