Lee Valley Outlook v15e15 July 26 2018

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Carrigadrohid Castle on the Lee, in imminent danger of collapse ©Jon Mathers

 Lee Valley Diary

Barefoot Walk from Wed 25th July, Gougane Barra to Cork for Cork ARC
Macroom FC AGM Fri July 27th at 8pm in the clubhouse at Murrayfield.
West Cork Rapid Response collection at Masses in Macroom July 28 -29
Coffee Morning Sun. July 29 at 10:30am in Kilmurry Museum for Down Syndrome Ireland.
C A R T.: trip to Fota Wild Life Park Sun. July 29.
Mushera Platform Dance Sun 29 July, 3 - 5:30 pm.
Knock Pilgirmage from Ballyvourney and Clondrohid Aug. 15.
Kilmurry museum: August 18th Spike island trip sold out.
Back to School Bingo Wed 22nd Aug in Clondrohid Community Hall at 8.30pm.
Ealú Lua Adventure Race Sat 15th Sept
Independence Museum Kilmurry opening hours Fri, Sat and Sun 2pm to 5pm for 2018.

Senior Citizens August Fundraising in Fr. Ryan Hall
Coffee Morning Tues Aug 7th at 10.30am.
Afternoon Tea Dance Wed 8th Aug at 3.00pm.
Bring and Buy and Raffle – Fri 17th Aug at 7.30pm.
Concert Wed Aug 22nd at 8.00pm .
Celebrating 50 years – Wed Aug 29th at 8.00pm.
Macroom Library
Basher Bacon Puppet Show Tues. July 31st at 2pm
Bridge Club Aug. 1 at 10a.m.
Purlies Knitting Group Aug. 2 at 11.30am.
Seasonal Herbs Aurora Planells-Bernat. Aug. 3, 11.30a.m. .
Closure for Bank Holiday, Sat 4th Aug.
Closing on Tuesdays during summer at 5.30p.m.
We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly Diary. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie

Macroom Updates

Supporting West Cork Rapid Response

West Cork Rapid Response will hold a church-gate collection at St. Colman’s Church, Macroom, on Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th. Please support this wonderful organisation as generously as you can.
On July 7th, West Cork Rapid Response posted: ‘Another drug fuelled night-out in Clonakilty, using up valuable emergency service resources. Parents, it’s time for that chat with your kids in the morning. All 15 to 17 year old kids so far to-night.’ This evoked a big response which itself was quite illuminating.
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Members Of Macroom Flower & Garden Club relax during a recent visit to Altamont Gardens ©

 Senior Citizens Month

August is a great month for Macroom Senior Citizens. In this, its 50th year, the committee has organised a series of events which will bring in much needed cash whilst also providing enjoyment for all who participate. This year’s list of special events includes a coffee morning, afternoon tea dance, Bring and Buy, the annual raffle, an Irish Concert Evening, and, at the end of the month, an evening to celebrate the founding of Macroom Senior Citizens in 1968 and to honour the memory of the people who have been involved in the group over the past half century, some of whom have gone to their eternal reward, some of whom are happily still hale and hearty.
Fundraising Diary.
Coffee Morning Tuesday August 7th in Fr Ryan Hall at 10.30am.
Afternoon Tea Dance Wednesday 8th August in Fr. Ryan Hall at 3.00pm - Music by The Rambler Adm €5.
Bring and Buy / Cakes / Spin the Wheel / Lucky Dip / Quality Clothes / BBQ / Annual Raffle - Friday 17th August in Fr Ryan Hall at 7.30pm.
Concert with Alan Kiely and Friends - Wednesday August 22nd in Fr Ryan Hall at 8.00pm - Adm €10. Tickets from Evelyn Mc Sweeney.
Macroom Senior Citizens Celebrating 50 years - Wednesday August 29th in Fr Ryan Hall at 8.00pm.

Macroom Library

It’s not too late to sign your kids up for the Summer Stars reading scheme. It’s a great incentive to get them to continue reading during the summer months when they are off school. All participants are rewarded with a certificate at the end, and will be in with a chance to win prizes.
The Basher Bacon Puppet Show visited the library a few weeks ago, and the kids in attendance (and the parents and librarians) enjoyed it so much that we decided to invite him back for another show! It will also give everyone who had gone off on holidays the first time around an opportunity to attend this time. It will be held in the library on July 31st at 2pm. The Bridge Club will be meeting at 10am on August 1st. New members always welcome. The Purlies Knitting Group will be meeting at 11.30am on August 2nd. New members are welcome to join this too. To round off a busy week in the library, Aurora Planells-Bernat will be giving a talk on herbs on August 3rd at 11.30am. Everyone really enjoyed her previous talk on ‘local herbs found on your doorstep,’ so we’re delighted that she will be returning to this time advise us on seasonal herbs, especially with the autumn season fast-approaching.
Closure – the library will be closed on Saturday 4th August for the Bank Holiday weekend. It will reopen as normal the following Tuesday. You can renew your books by popping into the library at any time before August 4th, over the phone at 02642483, or online at https://www.corkcoco.ie/library-services. Age Action will soon be holding classes – keep an eye out for posters in the library window - to teach older people to use the internet on a PC, laptop or hand-held device. They run basic computer classes for over 55s in venues around Cork County, so this is a great opportunity to improve your technology skills. Training will be provided by volunteers and will be taught on a one-to-one basis so that the focus is just on you. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0212067399. Leaflets with details and further contact information are available in the library. You can also apply to be a volunteer tutor by using the same contact information.

Snippets

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Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine.

Barefoot Walk. From Wednesday 25th July, Michael Minehane will embark on a 100 mile barefoot walk from Gougane Barra to Cork, via Bantry, Durrus, Toormore, Schull, Ballydehob, Skibbereen, Rosscarbery (Day 1) and then via Clonakilty and Bandon to Cork city (Day 2) in aid of the Cork ARC Cancer Support House service in Bantry. To support Michael’s 100 Mile Barefoot Walk and make a real difference to the cancer patients and their families, we’re asking you to get Michael’s campaign off to a great start by donating today at http://www.corkcancersupport.ie/support-our-events/100mile-barefootwalk
Macroom FC AGM will take place on Friday July 27th at 8pm in the clubhouse at Murrayfield. All are welcome to attend this important meeting.
Coffee Morning on Sunday the 29th of July at 10:30am in the Heritage Room in Kilmurry Museam in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. Host is Denise Murphy who is doing the Tour de Munster Cycle in August which involves cycling 600km over 4 days around Munster. All proceeds go directly to Down Syndrome Ireland. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Mushera Platform Dance will take place on Sunday 29 July from 3 - 5:30 pm. Music by PJ Murrihy and Jerome Coakley.
Table Quiz in aid of Quarry Blues Ladies Football Team, Mai Fitz's Lissarda , Friday 10th Aug @9pm Table of 4 40euros.All welcome.100euros first prize and spot prizes on the night.
Kilmurry museum: Kilmurry Historical Society Spike Island day trip sold out. For those with tickets bus departing Kilmurry museum at 10am August 18th
Back to School Bingo Night. Wednesday 22nd August in Clondrohid Community Hall at 8.30pm. Guaranteed Minimum Jackpot of €250, must go on the night. Total Cash Prizes of €1,500. Raffle. A great night’s entertainment for all.
World Champion. Serena Pierce recently performed at the World Powerlifting Championships in Malta and won 3 gold medals and created two new world records. She would like to thank the people in Macroom who gave her support.
Ó Bhaile Mhúirne go Neidín: A group from the Active Retirement Group in Baile Mhúirne recently enjoyed a trip to Star Outdoors, Kenmare. It included a guided tour while sailing around the beautiful bay, a delicious meal and even a round of mini-golf! The next planned trip is to Spike Island, Cork, before the group will take a break until September, when they hope to plan a trip to Belfast and the Titanic Museum and continue with their various meetings and activities. If you would like further information about joining the group, and are over 55 and retired /semi-retired, ring/ text Susan Morton on 087 4181274 for further details.
Kilmichael Pitch and Putt. Rita Perrott recently presented the William Perrott Memorial Trophy to winner, Jim O’Callaghan, 92. 1st gross Jimmy O’Donoghue 100; 2nd nett Ann Barrett 94 2nd gross Michael Vaughan 103. 13 hcap up Ann Mehigan. Also present at ceremony was Sean O’ Leary, Chairman, Joe Perrott, Nathan and Chloe and Michael Kietz, Captain.
Poulanargid Harrier Club would like ot thank all sponsors, supporters and helpers for kindness and co-operation in the running of the recent Dog Show. On Friday August 3, a cheque for €5,500 will be presented to Ann Burns, Irish Guide Dogs at Mai Fitz’s Bar Lissarda at 9.30p.m. Everyone welcome.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto: July 8. Jackpot €2,950. Numbers drawn 12, 17, and 40. No winner. €50 Briana & Conor Shannon, Aughinida. €20 each: Pat Casey, Shanakiel. Darren Burns, Macroom. Margaret & Pat O'Riordan, Shanakiel. Eoghan & Gearoid O'Brien, C/O Anvil.
July 15th. Jackpot €3,100. Numbers drawn 20, 22, and 33. €50 Denny Dineen, C/O Mid Cork Pallets. €20 each: Tom & Niamh Cuddihy, Drombeg. Aaron & Megan Crowley, Ballinagree. Trevor Kelleher, Ballinagree. Shane Lehane, Ballinagree. .
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto Results 11/7/ 2018. Jackpot €4600. No winner. €70 John Breen c/o Pat O’Brien €20 each: 20 Mary and Brian Coachford, Gary Kelleher Gurrane, Pat Coakley Iveleary, Karen Brennan c/o Bingo
18/7/ 2018. Jackpot €4800. No winner. €70 Frankie Brosnan Rathmore €20 each: Jerry Casey Rusheen, Lorraine Twomey Lissacreasig, Dan Kelleher Moulnahorna, Tom Kavanagh c/o MCP.
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto July 10. Jackpot €1,800. Numbers Drawn: 25 27 29. No winner. €25 Lucky Dip Winners: Bill Downey 2. Maria Murphy 3. Brid O’Brien 4. Gillian Golden 5. Robert + Regina Healy
July 17th Numbers: 9 10 11. No winner €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Joan Buckley 2. Mary Murphy(Nadd) 3. John McCarthy 4. Darragh O’Shea 5. Denis + Mary |O’Mahony.
Kilmichael GAA Lotto July 9 Jackpot €15.000. Numbers: 7 – 11 – 19 - 31; No Jackpot Winner. €50 - Áine Deasy, Macroom €25 each Mary Maybury, Dunmanway; Peter O’Leary, Carrigboy; DJ Ring, Drinagh.
July 16. Numbers: 4 – 22 – 33 - 34; No Jackpot Winner.€50 - Gerard Dromeys, c/o Dromeys. €25 each: Mary O’Riordan, Ballincollig; Aggie Daly, Johnstown; Lauren & Darcy O’Brien, c/o Jerry Masters.
Kilmurry GAA Lotto July 16 2018, Jackpot €3,800 Winning numbers 6,25,30. No winner. €50 John Madden €20 each Daniel Harte, John O Leary, Mary O Donoghue, Tadhg O’Neill, Brian McCarthy
Macroom FC Lotto 09/07/18. Jackpot €7,600. Numbers drawn: 2, 9, 36. No Winner. €80 PJ Herlihy c/o Murray's. €20 each Angela O' Leary c/o Murray's, Pat Crowley c/o Noel, Lorraine Casey c/o TPs, Josephine Pierce c/o Evelyn.
16/07/18. Jackpot €7,800. Numbers drawn: 19, 30, 32. No Winner. €80 Katie O' Riordan c/o Noel. €20 each: Denis Breen c/o Castle Hotel, Pat Bonzo c/o Murray's, Alice McSweeney c/o Murray's, Ally Ring c/o Darrin.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 10/07/2018. Jackpot €11.000. Numbers drawn: 14-15-18. Winner. Michael Kelly, C/O E. S. B. Bandon. €20 each: Nicholas Pierce, Masseytown, Damien Conlon, Railway View, Declan Kelly, Cork Street, Claire Crowley, Clondrohid, Peggy O'Connell, Railway View.
17/07/2018. Jackpot €1.000. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 4-6-12. €70 Joan O'Riordan, C/O Evelyn Mc Sweeney, €20 each: Fionnuala Dineen, New Street. Catherine O'Connor, Railway View. Dave & Dee Martin, Rahalisk. Hannah, Lucey & Charlie O'Connell, Railway View. Siobhain O'Leary, Codrum,
Macroom GC Lotto 3rd July Jackpot €1700 Numbers Drawn 4 11 24 No Winner. €40 Bernadette Cotter,Carriganine €20 Jock Neville,Cork St €20- Joe Moloney,Main St
10th July Jackpot €1800 Numbers Drawn 4 13 28 No winner. €40 George Desmond, Gurteenroe €20 Thomas/Martin/Mick €20 Ber O'Shea,Aherla
Coachford AFC Lotto: Results 16/7/2018. Jackpot: €5,000. Numbers Drawn: 3 – 13 – 18. No Winner. €40 Michael O’Shaughnessy (Online Ticket). €20 Darragh Herlihy, Noreen Barry Murphy, Stan Bergin, Deirdre Browne.
23/7/2018. Jackpot: €5,200. Numbers Drawn: 4 – 5 – 28. No Winner. €40 Isla Hogan. €20 Owen & Abi, Danni Madden, Holly Martin, Willie O’Mahony.

Lee Valley Updates

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Peadar Ó Riada and Treasa Ní Riordáin of Féile na Laoch's organising meitheal at the statue of Seán Ó Riada in the churchyard of Séipéal Chúil Aodha ©Don MacMonagle

 Féile na Laoch 2

Preparations are stepping up in the Múscraí village of Cúil Aodha as the Gaeltacht community anticipates the arrival of the seven-yearly gathering of heroes for Féile na Laoch - the Festival of Heroes. Heroes from the spheres of music, song, drama, poetry, dance and the visual arts will participate in one of the most unique festivals on the island during the five day festival which ends on 1 August, the birthday of composer Seán Ó Riada, who died at the age of 40 in 1971. The festival has been devised by composer and musician Peadar Ó Riada as a tribute to his late father and as a wake up call to modern society to alert us to the necessity of taking time out to evaluate where we are and to use our heroes as inspirations to set new goals for the next seven years.
President Michael D.Higgins, wearing his poet's hat, will be the chief of seven poets which include Nuala Rua NÍ Dhomhnaill, Dairena Ní Chinnéide and Betsy Ní Shuibhne, the president of the bardic school, Dámh Scoil Mhúscraí. The poets will be followed by story tellers, heroes of stage and screen, dancers, musicians and singers. Christy Moore, Phil Coulter and Glen Hansard are among the heroes already confirmed to be taking part in this year's event. Works of art will come from Imogen Stuart Scupit, Robert Ballagh, Marie Simmonds Gooding, Tadhg Mac Suibhne, Clíodhna Cussen and Walter Verling. What is remarkable about this and other elements of Féile na Laoch is that it's all entirely free. No artist or performer is seeking a fee to participate. No admission fee will be charged for the main event.
Sunrise on Lá Lughnasa, August 1, will be greeted by the performance of Seán Ó Riada's 'Mise Éire' by a specially convened orchestra near the banks of the Sulán. After that performance, sporting heroes including Cork's winning captain, Rena Buckley, take to the field to display their skills, with commentary from Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the legendary GAA commentator. In a Féile na Laoch first, Ireland's love of horse racing is celebrated with the parade of Butler's Cabin, the Cheltenham winning racehorse owned by JP McManus.
Volunteers: Féile na Laoch 2018 is a much expanded festival and will host a huge number of guests, the President, bishops, artists, musicians, singers, sports stars etc. If you can help with accommodation, cooking, catering, stewarding etc., please contact 087 7951167.

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Active Retirement Group from Baile Mhúirne enjoy a trip to Star Outdoors, Kenmare. ©

Féile na Laoch Programme 2018

July 27 8p.m. Torch-bearing procession from An Draighean to Cúil Aodha.
Street Party and Dance
Sat. 28/7/2018 Musicians’ Day. Pipers and Harp Conventions
20:00 Coirm Cheoil in Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne.
Sun. 29 Day of the Spiritual 10:00 Mass in Cúil Aodha.
Pilgrimages to local shrines.
8p.m., Discussion on church music in Cúil Aodha Church and spiritual ceremony.
Mon. 30 Lá na nÓg. Sports, Arts and musical feats. Céilí in Áras Íosagáin.
Tuesday. 31 An Mór Aonach. 12:00 Teacht na Laoch go Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne
20:00 Mórshiúl go Páirc na Laoch. 21:28 Hour of the Story Tellers. 22:30 Hour of the Poets 23:50 Hour of the Actors 2:00 Hour of the Dancers 3:10 Hour of the Singers 4:20 Hour of the Musicians 5:59 Sunrise and Mise Éire. 6:15 The seven Sports Heroes
14:00-15:30 Warpipes competition. 15:30 Homage to the Horse. Homage to the Hound.
The Closing of Féile na Laoch 2018 will run from September 28 to 30. Friday 28 will be devoted to music and song. Saturday will look to the future, with much discussion on the economy, climate change, politics, technology, health etc. and a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Sean Ó Riada on his 47th anniversary. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Cúil Aodha on Sunday 30 at 10a.m. and the Closing Ceremony and Formal Concert will be held in Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne from 8p.m. to 12 midnight, marking the end of the Féile for another 7 years.

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Curry and Nora O’Riordan, Rahoona and Peter Kelleher, Ballyvourney inspect old farm implements at Ballyvourney- Coolea Show ©Lee Valley

Ballyvourney Coolea Show

Results.
Sheep. Balckfaced mountain ewe class. Lucy Harrington-Champion. Marie Daly-reserve. Blackfaced mountain Ram class. Patrick Twomey-Champion. Paudie O' Sullivan-Reserve. Suffolk Sheep. Patrick Twomey-Champion. John McCarthy-Reserve. Cheviot Sheep. John McCarthy-Champion. John McCarthy-Reserve. Texel Sheep. John McCarthy-Champion. Cian Lynch-Reserve. Jacob Sheep. Danny Lynch Ullanes-Champion.
Horses and Ponies. Overall young horse of the show: Emily Crowley-Champion. Emily Crowley-Reserve. Overall Champion Foal of the Show: PJ Lehane-Champion. Patrick O' Sullivan-Reserve. Overall Champion Mare of the Show: Kieran Fahy-Champion. Seamus Lehane-Reserve. 50/50 Mare and Foal Final: PJ Lehane –Champion. Kieran Fahy-Reserve. Overall Champion Pony-Led: John Dineen-Champion. Liam Cotter-Reserve. Overall Champion Pony-Ridden: Saoirse Keohane-Champion. Annie O' Neill-Reserve.
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Sheep on the catwalk at Ballyvourney- Coolea Show, Note Coláiste Íosagáin in background ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Cattle. Overall Friesian Cow: Peter Kennelly-Champion. Overall Shorthorn: JJ Barrett-Champion. Overall Belgian Blue: John and Tess Cahalane-Champion. Overall Hereford: Dermot Whelton-Champion. Overall Charolais: John Ward-Champion. Overall Angus: Michael Dullea-Champion. Overall Limousine: Keith Vickery-Champion. Overall Simmental: Tony O'Leary-Champion. Overall Beef Champion: Michael Dullea-Champion.
Dogs. Overall Champion Dog: Tamas Varhelyi-Champion. Killarney.
Best Dressed Lady. Peggy Scannell -Coolea. Sheila O' Brien –Ballyvourney. Ann Carey-Ballyvourney.
Baby Show. Under 6 months: Doireann and Clodagh Scannell /Sadie McCarthy (Joint First) Alex Slomske/ Naoise O' Shea Bowles (Joint Second) Cian O' Brien. Under 12 Months: Nancy Cunningham. Under 18 months: Bella Twomey. Little Mister: Jake Slomske. Little Miss: Peryl Ring.

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Mrs O Connor, Teresa Kelleher and Bridget Connolly at Curra Grotto Rosary © Clondrohid Photographers

Clondrohid Updates

Summer art camp: Local artist Felicity Kelleher is holding a Summer Art Camp in Clondrohid Hall from Aug 13 to 17---Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday 11am to 3pm. No camp on the Wednesday. Cost for the 4 days is €120. Discount for 2nd and subsequent children. A fun and creative environment for your child to explore their imagination using clay, paper craft and painting. Limited spaces .Contact Felicity on 0876361893 or 026 44088
C A R T.: A trip to Fota Wild Life is planned for Sunday July 29. The CART bus will depart Carriganima at 9 and Clondrohid at 9.15. All are welcome. Contact 087 8794128 for more info
Bus to Knock: On Wednesday August 15. Departing Ballyvourney at 7am, and Clondrohid at 7.15am. Contact Mary T. on 0863299375for more info.
Development Group: Well done to all those who are helping to keep the village looking so vibrant and full of colour. Colour schemes, flowers, hanging baskets, tidiness. Keep up the good work.
CCM Active Retired: The monthly coffee morning/ chat and banter for this group takes place on Wednesday, August 8 at 10am. It will be followed by light exercises to music. Great craic come along.
Back to School Bingo Night Wednesday August 22 in Clondrohid Community Hall at 8.30pm. Guaranteed Minimum Jackpot of €250, must go on the night. Total Cash Prizes of €1,500. Raffle, a great nights entertainment for all . Mark it in your diary.
Carriganima Mass: There will be no 10am Mass in Carriganima from Sunday July 29 to Sunday Sept 2, both dates inclusive. Mass resuming on Sept 9.
G.A.A. News: Hard luck on the Cork Minor Ladies Football team who were defeated by Galway by 1 single point on a score line of 5 7 to 2 15 in this year’s All Ireland final in Limerick. Local interest was keen with players like Ciara McCarthy, Katie Dineen and Clare O’Shea all members. Well done girls.
Junior A championship: The eagerly awaited next round takes place on Saturday July 28 in Coachford at 7.30pm Donoughmore v Clondrohid. Good luck boys.
The under 6 team was in action on Sunday the 15th playing 3 matches against Killmurry, great skills and fantastic effort shown by all. Thanks to Killmurry for hosting , to trainers and families who are a great support
Hope all those taking part in the Kelloggs Cul Camp this week have a great time, thanks to all who give of their time to help run it especially Fergal.

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Donoughmore Five, Joseph Twomey, Saoirse Sheehan, Maedhbh Barrett, Liadh Buckley and Oisín Sheehan, entertain at Donoughmore Carnival ©Lee Valley Outlook

Morris Dance i mBéal Átha

The Ancient Men are a group of travelling Morris dancers who gather together during the summer to tour towns and villages in a chosen area. Their traditional dances come from the villages of the Cotswolds Hill in Southern England and have an antiquity stretching back hundreds of years. This year they toured West Cork and South Kerry and Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh was included in their itinerary. The dancers were extended the usual Béal Átha welcome and were played into the village by Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh. Bhí an grian ag scoilteadh na gcloch agus bhí muintir na h-áite amuigh ar an t-sráid chun fáilte a chuir roimh na rinceoirí. Thugadar taispeántas taithneamhach spraíúil don lucht féachana agus sheinn and banna cúpla port freisin. Bhí sár trathnóna ag gach éinne agus tá seans go mbeidh siad ar ais arís.
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Coachford NS garden, 'Tír Draíochta', winner of most colourful and artistic garden at Muintir na Tíre Garden Awards. © An Scoil

 Kilmurry Museum Updates

Kilmurry Museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm to 5pm. Terence MacSwiney weekend will be celebrated 19th to 21st October. Events include Opening address by Cathal Brugha MacSwiney. "A look at the conqueror" a lecture by Gabriel Doherthy UCC. The poetry of Terence McSwiney introduced by Dr Mary Breen. Tour of MacSwiney locations in the local area with Michael Galvin. Tickets will be available on Event Brite and From Museum. Kilmurry Parish Schools exhibition. Official opening Saturday 03rd November at Independence Museum Kilmurry presented by KHAA. View lots of old school photographs. Read stories of old school days. Inspect artefacts. Exhibition will continue 2pm to 5pm every Sunday in November (4th,11th,18th,25th). Spike Island tour booked out

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Jim Murray and Séamus Begley in concert at Donoughmore Carnival ©Lee Valley Outlook

History

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The ruins of Codrum House ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Back to our Roots in the Lee Valley. Part 2

By M. Mac S.
A Catholic church was built in the present location in the early 18th century and is described, in 1750, as having “a handsome altar, a pulpit and confessional chair”. In observance of the Penal Laws, it did not have a bell in the belfry but cute Macrompians got round the restrictions by suspending it from a tree in the chapel yard. When they put it in its proper place, “Bandon Orangemen came in force to remove it and a fierce conflict took place in the Main Street”. The people of the town were assisted by “the Massey element” and reinforcements from Clondrohid in the defence of the bell. Little wonder that Macroom is known as the Town of the Old Bell.
Visualise the town in 1770. Round the corner of the Market House comes a rider on a fine bay mare. Resplendent in the uniform of the Hungarian army, Art Ó Laoghaire of Raleigh House catches the eye and steals the heart of a young Kerry widow. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, aunt of the Liberator, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Baldwin. She soon elopes with her gallant tearaway, whose party piece is staying upright on a keg of porter as it rolls down Castle Street. Art is no respecter of authority and he defies the law which requires him to sell his horse for £5 to Morrris, a Protestant bidder and Art’s sworn enemy. Declared an outlaw, he is soon shot and Eibhlín Dubh composes the lament which has immortalised the tragic, if romantic, couple.
Macroom is the scene of murder and treachery in 1799. Fourteen local Whiteboys, led by Malachi Duggan, attack Codrum House and kill Colonel Hutchinson. Reprisals are immediate and severe. To save his own skin, Duggan gives evidence against his companions and six of them are arrested. They are hanged in the Square and their heads spiked on the walls of the Bridewell (Vincent’s) in Castle Street. At the mercy of the elements and birds of prey, they provide grisly adornment and warning for many years and traders are said to have covered their merchandise on market day, to save it from fragments of hair and skin.
The town grows and develops in the early 19th century. The Castle, now owned by the Hedges Eyre family, has a fine extension, a mansion facing southwards but adjacent to the old towers. Even before the introduction of National Schools, 300 children are being educated free of charge in schools in the chapel yard. Two new churches are built on the existing sites at Chapel Hill and Castle Street. The town now consists of 700 houses and has a population of more than 5,000. But poverty is rife and, when Famine strikes, the scenes are truly awful. Imagine 1848 in Macroom. The Workhouse is closed to further admissions. Crowds still stream in from the surrounding parishes, seeking food and medical aid. The cabins in the many lanes are full to overflowing. Those with nowhere to go huddle at the Market House and are driven from there to seek shelter under the bridge. The cart comes in the morning and collects the bodies that can no longer move and carries them to their final resting place, “the big, wide, deep hole,”, at Carrigastyra. There is no accurate way of calculating the numbers that died and emigrated as a result of the famine.

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The Burning of Macroom Castle in 1922 ©

Life goes on and the end of the 19th century sees the beginning of local government and a gradual erosion of the power and authority of the landlords. The Town Commissioners electrify the town with hydro-power from Bealick Mill. This makes it one of the first towns in Ireland to have electric street lighting and the boast is that it is ahead of London, which is still relying on gas lamps.
A new air of rebellion grips the young people of the district. They are no longer satisfied with docile obedience to government. They join new movements – the Gaelic League, the G.A.A., the Land League, Sinn Féin. Soon the Flying Columns of the I.R.A. engage the R.U.C. and the army in ambushes and skirmishes. Consider Macroom Castle on Sunday, November 18, 1920. Two Crossley tenders, with 18 soldiers aboard, set out for Dunmanway. They are ambushed at Kilmichael and all are shot.. When word of the encounter filters through to the town, there is some jubilation but fear and trepidation are the predominant emotions. See the deserted streets as the bodies of the dead soldiers and the sole survivor are brought back to the Castle. Hear the sound of hammer and saw as coffins are hastily constructed. Feel the terror of the expected reprisals.
Then, on August 18 1922, we see the mansion at the Castle go up in flames. The I.R.A. was intent on obliterating all centres of accommodation for the British troops while the townspeople have mixed feelings about the action – some wishing to maintain the status quo and others looking to a bright new future. Unfortunately, it took our generation to finally ruin the Castle. Burned on many occasions, it always rose from the ashes to be a memorial to 900 years of history. It was home to Irish chieftains for much longer than it spent in the possession of the ‘usurper’. It is sad that we had the technology to destroy it before we attained the wisdom to preserve it. The mansion at the Castle was demolished in 1967 “in the interest of public safety”. We still have the renovated Castle gates and part of the old tower near the river, which is in poor condition.
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The mansion at Macroom Castle is knocked in 1967 ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

 Macroom has seen much change in the first decades of the 3rd millennium. Major industries such as Paper Sacks, Bunzel, GI, have closed, with resulting loss of employment. It has become mainly a dormitory town, home to supermarkets, most of them off street, schools and nursing homes. Small shops, offering the traditional and unique, are being squeezed out. The town once had a pub for every week in the year. Now, including hotels and restaurants, we have twelve. Macroom had become known for arts and culture, thanks in no small measure to the Briery Gap Cultural Centre that fostered drama, music, art etc. Its closure has created a void and while during daylight hours, traffic congestion is the norm, the town at night is a deserted landscape. Like most towns, we have had a great influx of immigrants, mainly from Eastern Europe. Many of these are employed as shop assistants, domestics, carers for children and the elderly, in the tourist or building industries. Work has begun on a bypass that will take traffic not intended for the town around it. Hopefully, this will give our beautiful town a new lease of life and an incentive to entrepreneurs to open new businesses.

Independence Museum Kilmurry

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

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‘The Front Porch’

‘Create the things you wish existed’
On May 10th Marzena Wachowska opened Macroom’s newest business – The Front Porch. It is situated in the Main St. – where Bertil Dow had his veterinary office, and between Tom Heffernan’s and The Irish Prepper and Bushcraft premises. The shop is very pretty inside and outside, and an enhancement of the street. Marzena refurbishes or ‘up-cycles’, to use the modern word, old furniture. She also uses and supplies a special kind of paint – Annie Sloan’s; it gives a ‘shabby-chic’ look. She hopes to start classes/ workshops on furniture restoration in the near future.
Originally from Poland, Marzena and her family are resident in Ireland for thirteen years and are definitely settled in Macroom. Born in Swiebodzin, western Poland, near Poznam and the German border, Marzena always had an interest in pretty things and in art and design. She studied and qualified in the latter in college and later, she completed a Masters in Political Science. For economic reasons, she and her husband, Boguslaw, came to Ireland in 2005. As well as rearing her children, Szymon and Alexandra and being a ‘book-keeper’ for her husband’s business, Marzena took up her old hobby of furniture restoration. She has been to many courses and finally decided to ‘take the plunge’ and turn her hobby into a business. So far, she is very pleased with progress. Many people come and browse. She has received great support from her neighbours and friends. Her internet site is also a great source of interest and customers. If business develops as hoped, she plans to take on staff. Customers can buy items or bring their own for up-cycling. Otherwise, furniture is sourced locally or through the internet. Following discussions with clients, the pieces are re-upholstered and painted with a special paint. This is a type of chalk paint and Marzena has researched, studied and done courses on it. Now she is able to teach the subject. All finished pieces are unique and bespoke.
Marzena’s family is settled and are doing well. Boguslaw, her husband, runs a garage at Millstreet Road and her son, Szymon, is a student in De La Salle and a talented soccer goalkeeper, playing for Cork Corinthians. Injured at the moment, he hopes to be back in action in the very near future. Alexandra is still attending national school. The children are well able to look after themselves. They find Irish people to be kind and friendly. This is reflected in the good wishes and support Marzena has received to date. Of course she misses Poland but as time passes, more and more, her and her family’s life and future are in Ireland, and specifically Macroom. Irish families are familiar with people having to emigrate to earn a living. It is pleasing to see that Ireland is now providing opportunities for people from other countries. Furthermore it is great to see that that the Wachovskas’ experiences here have been so positive. This is a testament to both Ireland and the Wachovskas. Both we and our new immigrants will mutually benefit to a great degree. ‘The Front Porch’ is an example of this.
The slogan on the front window is ‘Create the thing you wish existed’. This is also a motif for the Wachowskas as they wish to create successful businesses and a good life for their family.
‘Powodzenia’/Good Luck to Marzena and ‘The Front Porch’. By Con Kelleher

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Marzena Wachowska in 'The Front Porch'. .©Con Kelleher

Maja Marzena Wachowska otworzyła w Macroom nowy sklep ‘The Front Porch’ w języku polskim ‘Ganek’. Sklep jest usytuowany przy głównej ulicy Main St. Gdzie poprzednio mieściła się Bertil Dow klinika weterynaryjna, między lokalami Tom Heffernan’s, The Irish Prepper oraz Buchraft. Sklep jest bardzo ładny z zewnątrz i wewnątrz i poprawia wygląd ulicy. Marzena zajmuje się odnawianiem starych mebli inaczej Up-cycling czyli kreowaniem produktu o wyższej jakości i wartości niż oryginalna. Używa ona do tego specjalnej farby Annie Sloan której jest dystrybutorem i którą można stylizować meble między innymi na shabby chic. Wkrótce także rozpoczyna warsztaty z renowacji i stylizacji mebli.
Marzena pochodzi z Polski,a mieszka z rodziną w Irlandii od trzynastu lat gdzie ostatecznie osiedlili się w Macroom. Urodzona w Świebodzinie, w zachodniej Polsce,między Poznaniem i niemiecką granicą Marzena zawsze interesowała się pięknymi rzeczami, sztuką i wzornictwem. Studiowała w college'ach i na studiach A. i D. Później ukończyła studia magisterskie z nauk politycznych. Ze względów ekonomicznych, ona i jej mąż, Bogusław, przyjechali do Irlandii w 2005 roku. Oprócz wychowywania dzieci, Szymona i Aleksandry, zajmowała się prowadzeniem księgowości dla biznesu męża. Marzena zajęła sięswoim hobby, odnawianiem starych mebli. Uczestniczyła w kursach i ostatecznie zdecydowała się na przekształcenie swojego hobby w biznes.
Jak narazie Marzena jest bardzo zadowolona z postępów. Wiele osób przychodzi i interesuje się. Otrzymała wielkie wsparcie od sąsiadów i przyjaciół. Jej strona internetowa generuje zainteresowanie klientów. Jeśli biznes rozwinie się zgodnie z oczekiwaniami, planuje przyjąć personel.
Klienci mogą kupić meble lub przynieść własne do odnowienia.Meble pozyskiwane są lokalnie i przez internet. Po rozmowach z klientami,meble są odnawianei na nowo malowane farbą kredową. Marzena jest wykwalifikowanym przedstawicielem tej marki i może teraz zajmować się przekazywaniem tej wiedzy innym. Wszystkie meble są unikalne i wykonane na zamówienie.
Jej rodzina zadomowiła się tutaj I ma się dobrze. Bogusław, jej mąż, prowadzi salon samochodowy przy ulicy Millstreet, a Szymon jest uczniem De La Salle i utalentowanym bramkarzem piłki nożnej; gra w Cork Corinthians.Kontuzjowany w tej chwili, ma nadzieję wkrótce wrócić do gry. Alexandra nadal uczęszcza do szkoły podstawowej.
Od przyjazdu do Irlandii ludzie byli mili i przyjaźni. Odzwierciedlają to życzenia i wsparcie, jakie otrzymała do tej pory. Oczywiście tęskni za Polską, ale wraz z upływem czasu, życie jej i jej rodziny koncentruje się w Irlandii, a szczególnie w Macroom. Irlandzkie rodziny znają problem ludzi którzy muszą wyemigrować, aby zarobić na życie. Cieszy fakt, że Irlandia zapewnia teraz możliwości dla osób z innych krajów. Co więcej, wspaniale jest widzieć, że doświadczenia Wachowskich były tak pozytywne. Jest to świadectwem zarówno dla Irlandii, jak i dla Wachowskich. Zarówno my, jak i nasi nowi imigranci bardzo na tym skorzystamy. Przykładem tego jest "The Front Porch".
Hasło na przednim oknie brzmi "Stwórz przedmiot, który chciałbyś mieć". Być może jest to również motyw dla Wachowskich, którzy chcą tworzyć udane interesy i dobrze żyć dla swojej rodziny.

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The Ancient Men, a group of Morris Dancers, with Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh © Mairead Uí Riordáin

 Innishannon Gardens & Galleries Festival.

Well done to the local development group, organisers of a memorable event. The local route map led to Alice Taylor’s enchanted Garden and her collection of trees and shrubs which included Pagoda, Golden Acacia and a wonderful Daphne Jacqueline Postal. Next to the Church of Ireland and Parish Church, stopping off at the local school to view the work of local artist, Mary French. At Garden No 6, the perfume from the magnificent roses greeted you on arrival, the garden solely tended by the owner. The local courtesy bus brought enthusiasts to the next garden, just 18 years old and enclosed by a lovely beech hedge, with the local railway line, now disused, running past. The sunken pool, adorned with water lilies, is served by a system designed to conserve water. At the next garden, roses featured along with some wonderful herbaceous plants sourced locally. The welcoming host at Woodlands Garden, at the Lodge, Shipool intrigued us with her ability to deadhead and cut back. The final stop was at Innishannon House Hotel and the pure white building overlooking the garden and river was a beautiful sight. This is an annual event well worth visiting. Local Garden Enthusiast.

Dementia and Enduring Power of Attorney

Dear Karen,
My father is in his 80s and has been farming full time since he was 16. He loves farming and since my mother died a number of years ago, I honestly think it’s all that keeps him going. Unfortunately, of late, age has been catching up on him. I and the rest of the family are worried. If I’m honest I don’t think he is mentally or physically up to the work he is doing. All of us children work away from home and haven’t been involved with the farm. He never encouraged us to be on the farm. He has always been able to manage on his own until recently. He’s an extremely stubborn man and wouldn’t take our help any way.
On a recent visit home my sister found the place in an awful state. There were dead animals in the yard and the field and there didn’t appear to be enough feed on the farm for the stock and that isn’t the biggest problem. The other day I got a call from a neighbour saying he nearly mowed down his wife and kids with the tractor. He said he didn’t see them on the road at all. I’m afraid he is going to hurt himself or someone else. He’s extremely stubborn and has no intention of giving up or even slowing down. What can we do?
Dear Reader,
This is obviously an extremely difficult and stressful situation and you are clearly very worried about your father. The first thing that you need to do is try to talk with him. You should arrange a family meeting and organise for all of your siblings to call to him together and advise him that you are very concerned and worried about him and that you only have his best interests at heart.
You should consider encouraging him to be assessed by a doctor and if a doctor certifies that he is of sound mind, he should consider creating an enduring power of attorney. An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal document which can only take effect in the event that the person becomes mentally incapacitated. The person creating the EPA is known as the donor and in the event of your father becoming incapacitated, the power to deal with his money and assets transfer to his nominated attorney but only becomes operative if your father becomes incapable of looking after his affairs and it continues in force until death. An EPA can only be created when an individual is of good mental health and is, at that time, of sound mind. In the event of an individual becoming mentally incapable without having this document in place, their family would not be able to deal with their financial affairs or property until the death of the individual or upon them being made a ward of court. An application to be made a ward of court is an extremely costly and time consuming process and could significantly erode any assets involved. Executing an EPA can represent enormous value for money compared with the cost of making someone a ward of court. An EPA is a powerful and important legal document and one should seek advice from a legal advisor with experience of preparing them. The process of creating an enduring power of attorney is a relatively straight forward one and is a highly valuable device in often very difficult circumstances. If a doctor is not in a position to certify that he is of sound mind, then you can make an application to the High Court to have him made a Ward of Court.
You mentioned that on a recent visit home your sister found the farm in an awful state. This is very worrying obviously and you mentioned that there were dead animals in the yard and field and that there didn’t appear to be enough feed on the farm for the stock. This could have very serious consequences for your father as there are very strict laws in relation to animal welfare and health. Your father could face criminal prosecution for breach of the legislation. The Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 include provision for increased powers for authorised officers to investigate complaints of animal cruelty, and impose strict penalties. In addition, the court has power to order that the person be disqualified from owning an animal for their lifetime.
Also you mention that you received a call from a neighbour saying that your father nearly mowed down his wife and kids with the tractor recently. This is a most serious matter. Perhaps your father should see an optician to check his eyesight as it sounds like he should not be driving at all as he appears to be a danger to himself and others on the road. If he is starting to suffer with the early stage of dementia, he should not be driving at all. Again if he was involved in accident that caused injury or death to someone, he could face a criminal prosecution and also a civil claim for damages.
You need to advise him that he needs to consider thinking of a succession plan. Perhaps he could rent the land? Perhaps he could sell the land if you and your siblings are not interested in farming. He also should ensure that he has made a valid up to date will. The best thing to do is speak with your father and relay your concerns and worries and fears to him. Obviously, you cannot make him do anything but approach the conversation from the point of view that you are genuinely care for him and want to make sure he is safe and that he needs to consider a succession plan.
Karen Walsh, of Walsh & Partners, Solicitors, comes from a farming background and is a solicitor specialising in agricultural law, land law and renewable energy and is author of ‘Farming and the Law’ available from www.claruspress.ie. The firm also specialises in personal injuries, employment law and family law. She has offices in Dublin and Cork. For further information please contact 01-602000 or 021-4270200. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Sports Mad
Tús Maith for Cork Ladies

Cork 7-7 Monaghan 1-9
Cork had an easy win in the TG4 ladies All-Ireland senior championship Group 2 Round 2 match at Birr. They enjoyed a 16-point victory in a one sided game over Monaghan.
The Rebels have been through what, for them, was a lean period since 2016. Having won 11 out of 12 All Irelands in the previous years, they now have only seven of the 2016 All Ireland winning panel. They won the League in 2017 but, since then, have suffered many defeats. But their coach, Ephie Fitzgerald, hails the resurgence of the ‘never give up till it’s over’ spirit in the current team. He has introduced a number of teenagers to the squad, while still retaining the services of very experienced players. He is confident that the mixture will bring ever increasing success to his charges.
On Saturday, July 21, Monaghan did compete well for large periods, especially in the first half, but ultimately, the Rebels’ class shone through. Ciara O’Sullivan opened the scoring for Cork with a point, which was followed up with an excellent score from Orla Finn. Monaghan responded with two points before Maire O’Callaghan got Cork’s opening goal, followed by another from Beara’s Aine O’Sullivan. Two points from Ellen McCarron kept Monaghan in the game, with the half time score 2-4 to 0-6. Cork completely dominated the second half. The first goal came from Ciara O’Sullivan, after which Saoirse Noonan found the net again. Doireann O’Sullivan added Cork’s fifth goal shortly after and Noonan got her second goal 20 seconds later, to leave the gap at 18 points. Ciara O’Sullivan then registered what was her side’s seventh goal. A late penalty from Monaghan goalkeeper Linda Martin was little more than consolation as Cork eased to a 16-point victory.
Scorers – Cork: C O’Sullivan 2-1, S Noonan 2-0, O Finn 0-5 (2f), A O’Sullivan 1-1, D O’Sullivan 1-0 and M O’Callaghan 1-0 each.
Cork: M O’Brien; C Collins, R Phelan, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, S Kelly, E Spillane; A Hutchings, H Looney; C O’Sullivan, L Coppinger, O Farmer; A O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, O Finn. Subs: S Noonan for Farmer (h-t), E Scally for Coppinger (h-t), B O’Sullivan for Looney (43) A Kelleher for Duggan (52), A Barrett for D O’Sullivan (52)
Elsewhere in the Senior Championship, Galway beat Waterford; Dublin beat Cavan; Donegal beat Tipperary and Roscommon beat Meath

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Muskerry U17 Divisional team ©Michelle Cooney

 Cork Camogie Champions at top of Group 2

Cork 3-21 Meath 0-6
All-Ireland champions Cork made it four wins from four as they ran out easy winners over Meath in Trim. Recently-married Orla Cotter hit four points for Cork, while Ashling Thompson and Julia White weighed in with two apiece. Jane Dolan (free) and Maggie Randall were on the mark for the Royals and it was 0-10 to 0-2 at the change of ends. Cork upped the tempo after the restart and added a goal and three points within five minutes of the resumption. Niamh McCarthy hand-passed the major and she registered a second in similar fashion. Paudie Murray introduced Amy O’Connor and Orla Cronin off the bench and O’Connor responded with 1-4 from play. Dolan brought her tally to four points from placed balls. Cork lead the Group 2 Table with 12 points and are sure of a semi-final place. Elsewhere in Group 2, Tipp beat Offaly by a single point, 1 -14 to 2 – 10 and now share second place with Dublin on 9 points, while Offaly have 6 and Wexford and Meath 0.
In Group 1. Galway and Kilkenny have 9 points each, Waterford 3 and Limerick and Clare 1 point each. Waterford gave themselves a huge chance of reaching the knockout stages for the first time in their history and ended Limerick’s hopes with an all-the-way 2-11 to 0-15 triumph in a humdinger at Walsh Park. Kilkenny had an easy win over Clare, 4 – 13 to 0 – 2.
Cork 6-18 Offaly 3-4
The Rebels maintained their high-scoring campaign with a 6-18 to 3-4 triumph against Offaly at Páirc Uí Rinn. Cork illustrated their significant firepower in stunning fashion. Offaly tried hard and Arlene Watkins helped herself to three goals but Aoife Murray (penalty), Niamh McCarthy, Julia White (two), Orla Cotter and Katrina Mackey raised green flags for Paudie Murray’s outfit, while Aoife Murray also saved a penalty.
Waterford defeated Clare 1-11 to 0-12 to secure a place in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter-Finals for the first time. They will play Tipperary, who finished just ahead of Dublin as runners-up of Group 2 on score difference, after they snatched a 0-13 to 0-13 draw. That means Dublin will take on Galway in the other Quarter-Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on August 4th, following the Tribeswomen’s 1-17 to 0-13 defeat by Kilkenny at Nolan Park. The Cats go directly into the Semi-Finals as group winners, where they are joined by their conquerors in last year’s All-Ireland Final Cork. Wexford defeated Meath 4-14 to 1-10.
Cork County Senior Football Championship
No draws to be made until remaining second round games decided.
Round 2 (Winners to Rd 3)
Clyda 1-12 Aghada 0-9
Mallow 1 16 Kiskeam 1-12
Douglas v Dohenys, Carrigaline v Ilen, Clonakilty v Newcestown
Round Three (16 teams): 13 qualifiers to date: St Finbarr’s, Castlehaven, Valley Rovers, St Nicholas, Carbery Rangers, Nemo Rangers, Bishopstown, O’Donovan Rossa, BALLINCOLLIG, CIT, Duhallow, Clyda, Mallow and three other winners of the Rd Two games.
Relegation play offs: Aghada, Kiskeam and three other defeated round 2 teams.
Premier Intermediate Football Championship
No draws to be made until second round games decided.
Round 2 Bantry Blues 5-13 Na Piarsaigh 0-5, MACROOM 2-7 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 1-8, Kanturk v Castletownbere, NAOMH ABÁN a bye
Round Three qualifiers to date: St Vincents, Nemo Rangers, Bandon, ÉIRE ÓG, Newmarket, Fermoy, St Michaels, NAOMH ABÁN, MACROOM, Bantry Blues and Kanturk or Castletownbere.
Relegation play offs (to date): Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Na Piarsaigh, Kanturk or Castletownbere.
Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2 (Losers from Preliminary & Round 1)
Mayfield 6-19 Carrigaline 1-8
Glanworth 2-6 Glenville 0-4
Ballydesmond v Clonakilty
Gabriel Rangers 5-15 Glanmire 1-10
Kinsale 0-13 BALLINORA 0-8
Rockchapel a bye
Round 3
(A) Mitchelstown v Rockchapel
(B) Youghal v Gabriel Rangers
(C) Kinsale v Millstreet
(D) Cill na Martra v Glanworth
(E) Aghabullogue v Grenagh
(F) Kildorrery v Mayfield
(G) Clonakilty/Ballydesmond v St Finbarr’s
(H) Adrigole v Knocknagree
Quarter – Finals: A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H
Relegation play offs (to date): Ballinora, Carrigaline B, Glanmire, Glenville
Junior B Football Championship

Semi Finals:
Grange 1-9 Goleen 0-10; Ballinacurra 2-14 Glengarriff 0-16
Final: Grange v Ballinacurra
Junior C Football Championship
Semi Finals:
Abbey Rovers 1-10 St John’s 0-10
Freemount 1-17 Gleann na Laoi 1-3
Final: Abbey Rovers 0-13 Freemount 0-11
Cork U21 County Football Championships

Under 21 A Football
Preliminary Round
Ahan Gaels 2-8 Nemo Rangers 2-16
Castlehaven 4-12 Bishopstown 2-7
Round 1
Carrigaline 1-15 Carbery Rangers 2-10
Aghada 3-1`3 St Michaels 1-6
St Finbarr's 2-21 ÉIRE ÓG 3-11
Beara v Douglas
Ilen Rovers 3-7 Nemo Rangers 1 - 16
KILMURRY 6-6 Mitchelstown 2-9
Kilshannig 2-14 Valley Rovers 1-6
Castlehaven 3-16 Glenville 2 – 12
Quarter-Finals
(A) Castlehaven v Nemo Rangers
(B) St Finbarr's v Kilshannig
(C) Beara/Douglas v Carrigaline
(D) KILMURRY 2-13 Aghada 1-9
Semi-Finals: A v B, C v KILMURRY
Kilmurry 2 – 13 Aghada 1 – 9
After a very sluggish first half performance in the county quarter final at Pairc Ui Rrinn, Mid Cork U21 football champions Kilmurry turned on the style in the second half and what had seemed like impending defeat was transformed into a smashing victory over a fine Aghada side. Kilmurry are now through to the county semi final but there may be some time elapse before this particular game will be played as Cork senior and U21 hurling star Shane Kingston is heavily involved in intercounty activity and his club Douglas consequently has not yet played its first round game against Beara, the winners of which will then play Carrigaline, with the winners there facing Kilmurry.
A Kilmurry point from Joe Ryan was the opening score but the Mid Cork side were rocked by an Aghada goal in the second minute. Aghada added a point and as they began to control matters in the centre of the field they had Kilmurry under pressure until the break. It was 1-2 to 0-2 early in the second quarter and as Kilmurry struggled, Aghada looked very impressive in firing over five points in a row and they deservedly led by 1-7 to 0-4 at half time. Joe Ryan, Sean Warren, Kyle Kelleher and Eoghan Clifford were the Kilmurry scorers. At this stage Kilmurry supporters were fearful that their quest for county honours was coming to an inglorious end.
In the seconds half however, Kilmurry were once again the quality side one knows them to be after their displays over the past two years. An early second half point was followed immediately by a goal from inspirational team captain Joe Ryan, a Tipperary senior panellist, and they quickly added on two more points to be level in unbelievable fashion at 1-7 all after only five minutes of the second half had been played. Kilmurry were now in full flow, as exemplified by the dash of Liam O’Sulllivan now at midfield and after Aghada tied the scores at 1-8 each in the 40th minute, Joe Ryan put Kilmurry back in front in the 46th minute, and added another before Aghada had what was the second of their only two second half points to make it a one point game with ten minutes remaining. There was no stopping Kilmurry now and with points from Seán Warren, Eoghan Clifford and Joe Ryan they shoved their lead out to 1-13 to 1-9 with five minutes remaining and very near the finish Liam Wall put the icing on the cake with a smashing shot to the roof of the Aghada net. A late superb double save by goalkeeper Eoghan Curzon brought a superb second half performance by Kilmurry to a fitting conclusion.
Kilmurry scorers: Joe Ryan 1-6 (0-2f), Liam Wall 1-1, Eoghan Clifford and Seán Warren 0-2, Kyle Kelleher, Evan Carroll 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Eoghan Curzon: John O’Mullane, Fionn Warren, Brian Hinchion: James O’Mullane, Liam O’Sullivan, Kyle Kelleher: Marco Healy, Seán Flanagan: Liam Wall, Eoghan Clifford, Ger Fitzgerald: Evan Carroll, Joe Ryan, Seán Warren. Sub; William Ronan 44.
U21B Football Championship
Quarter-Finals
(A) O’Donovan Rossa 4-18 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 1-3
(B) Duargle Gaels 4-10 Na Piarsaigh 2-8
(C) Midleton 4-12 Ballygarvan 2-8
(D) Avondhu a bye
U21C Football Championship

Quarter-Finals
(A) Belgooly 1-7 DONOUGHMORE 4 - 13
(B) Kildorrery 2-10 Whitechurch 0-11
(C) Cobh 1-10 Tadhg MacCarthaigh 0-13 draw
Cobh 2-9 T MacCarthaigh 1-14 replay
(D) St Peters a bye
Semi Finals
DONOUGHMORE 1-12 Kildorrery 1–11
Tadhg Mac Carthaigh 2-9 St Peters 0-10
U21C Football Championship
Quarter-Finals
(A) Belgooly 1-7 DONOUGHMORE 4 - 13
(B) Kildorrery 2-10 Whitechurch 0-11
(C) Cobh 1-10 Tadg MacCarthaigh 0-13 draw
Cobh 2-9 T MacCarthaigh 1-14 replay
(D) St Peters a bye
Semi Finals
DONOUGHMORE 1-12 Kildorrery 1–11
Tadhg Mac Carthaigh 2-9 St Peters 0-10
Final: Donoughmore 2-13 Tadhg MacCarthaigh 2-12

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Donoughmore footballers and friends celebrate their victory in the 2018 Cork u21C Championship final at Páirc Uí Rinn ©Patsy Foley

Donoughmore 2 – 13 Tadhg MacCarthaigh 2 – 12
Picture the scene – the county U21 C football championship final at Páirc Uí Rinn was almost four minutes into injury time with the sides level at 2-12 each when Donoughmore were awarded a ‘45’, definitely a last chance of victory but a difficult shot, as Darren Lucey was to kick into the wind. Lucey, who had already scored 2-2 for his side, held his composure and fully focuses on the task, ran up and belted the ball straight and true between the posts to give Donoughmore the lead and the county title after a thrilling game.
Donoughmore led by 1-3 to 0-4 at the end of the opening quarter, Darren Lucey scoring the goal from the penalty spot in the 8th minute and the Donoughmore points coming from Lucey, Martin O’Sullivan and Billy Barrett. A minute after the winner’s goal, a T Mac Carthaigh penalty was brilliantly saved and Donoughmore were flying when Darren Lucey went through for a second goal in the 16th minute. Donoughmore led at the break by 2-6 to 0-5 after playing with the strong wind.
A goal and a point for the West Cork side early in the second half left only one goal between the teams and when MacCarthaigh’s had a second goal in the 38th minute, the gap between the teams was only two points, 2-8 to 2-6 and with ten minutes remaining the sides were level at 2-9 each. It was hectic now and points were exchanged before brave Donoughmore raised a two point lead only to be brought back to level again in injury time. ‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man’ and Darren Lucey seized the moment to send the Donoughmore supporters into cloud nine.
Donoughmore scorers: D Lucey 2-3 (10 pen,0-1f), M O’Sullivan 0-5, B Barrett 0-2, J Bruton 0-1, J Kennedy 0-1 (f), St John Forde 0-1.
Donoughmore: Michael Buckley: David Looney, Brendan O’Callaghan, Adrian Looney: Darren Lucey, Niall O’Callaghan, St. John Forde: Martin O’Sullivan, Ben Honohan: Kieran Aherne, Alan Jones, Billy Barrett: Jeremy Kennedy, Cian Murphy, Josh Bruton. Subs: Owen Buckley 37.Also: Daire O’Shea, Shane Kelleher, Colm Looney, Lorcan Morrissey, Joseph Twomey, Seán Mc Auliffe.
Selectors: Mossie Barrett Coach, Seán O’Shea and Philip Barrett.
Referee: Trevor Lyons
County Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2 Ballymartle v Ballyhea, Bride Rovers v Na Piarsaigh, Kanturk v Bishopstown, Killeagh v St Finbarr’s, Carrigtwohill a bye.
Round Three qualifiers to date: UCC, Imokilly, Douglas, Midleton, Sarsfields, Erin’s Own, Blackrock, Glen Rovers, Bandon, Newtownshandrum, Newcestown.
Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 2 (Losers from Round 1) INNISCARRA v Carrigaline, Kilworth v Aghada, Watergrasshill v BLARNEY, Cloyne v Youghal
Round Three qualifiers to date: Mallow, Fermoy, Charleville, Fr O’Neills, Ballinhassig, Castlelyons, Valley Rovers, Courcey Rovers.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship:

Preliminary Round Dungourney 1-13 Douglas 0-10
Round 1 (A) Dungourney 2-22 Milford 1 -22
(B) Ballygarvan 1-12 AGHABULLOGUE 1-18
(C) ÉIRE ÓG 0-14 Sarsfields 1-12
(D) BALLINCOLLIG 2-16 Meelin 1-21
(E) Kildorrery 1-22 DRIPSEY 2-14
(F) Argideen Rangers 2-9 Castlemartyr 3-17
(G) INNISCARRA 0-11 Ballymartle 2-22
(H) Tracton 1-18 Kilbrittain 3-9
(I) Midleton 2-15 Blackrock 1-12
(J) Na Piarsaigh 1-11 Barryroe 1-13
(K) Ballinhassig 1-6 Glen Rovers 2-21
(L) St Finbarr's 2-9 Mayfield 1-16
(M) GRENAGH 0-15 St Catherines 1-17
Round 2 (Losers from Pre Round & Rd 1)
Douglas 2-13 Inniscarra 1-8, Ballygarvan 0-16 Kilbrittain 2-15, Ballincollig 1-21 Milford 1-7, Dripsey 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 1-16, Grenagh 1-17 St Finbarrs 0-15, Ballinhassig 0-19 Blackrock 4-18, Éire Óg 0 – 19 Argideen Rangers 1 - 10
Round 3
(A) Na Piarsaigh v Ballymartle
(B) St Catherines v Mayfield
(C) Sarsfields v Kildorrery
(D) Meelin v Kilbrittain
(E) Dungourney v Tracton
(F) Grenagh v Aghabullogue
(G) Barryroe v Blackrocka
(H) Midleton v Ballincollig
(I) Éire Óg v Douglas
(J) Glen Rovers v Castlemartyr
Round 4
1. (C) Sarsfields/Kildorrery v (F) Grenagh/Aghabullogue
2. (G) Barryroe/Blackrock v (E) Dungourney/Tracton
Quarter-Finals Winners of 1 v 2 from Round 4, I v A, J v B, H v D
Relegation Play Offs (to date): Dripsey, St Finbarrs, Ballinhassig, Inniscarra 2, Ballygarvan, Milford, Ardgideen
Ballincollig 1-21 Milford 1-7
Ballincollig and Milford faced each other in the second round of the intermediate hurling championship at Kanturk. Both sides had suffered narrow first round defeats, Ballincollig at the hands of Meelin and Milford lost to Dungourney following extra time. Expectations of a rousing encounter were not realised as Ballincollig secured a resounding victory. The Muskerry side were without team captain Ciarán O Sullivan but they had Karl Walsh and Conor Sexton who missed the opening round.
Ballincollig were in the lead in the first minute when Sean Walsh confidently sent a free from a very awkward angle between the uprights an d he then set up Ian Coughlan for a second point. Henry O Gorman got a point back for Milford in the fourth minute but Ballincollig promptly replied with Cian Dorgan scoring a point from a side line ball and following with a point from play. The dominance continued until the end of the first quarter when a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-3 had Ballincollig in a good position, their goal scored by David Bowen from a chance created by Karl Walsh. Ballincollig were not as dominant in the second quarter but they still led 1-7 to 0-5 at the break.
Milford had the wind to their backs when the action resumed but Ballincollig got on top in most sectors and quickly put the outcome beyond doubt with seven unanswered points from Sean Walsh, Ian Coughlan, Cian Dorgan, Karl Walsh and Rory O Doherty. Milford’s first point of the half came in the 46th minute and in the 50th minute they added a goal but Ballincollig replied with scores from Walsh, Dorgan and Rory O Doherty to copperfasten an impressive win.
Scorers for Ballincollig: Cian Dorgan 0-7, (0-2 f, 0-01 side line), Sean Walsh 0-7 ( 0-5 f), David Bowen 1-1, Ian Coughlan 0-3, Rory O Doherty 0-2, Karl Walsh -1).
Ballincollig: R. Cambridge: R. O Donovan, S. Murphy, Conor Sexton: Gearóid O’Donoghue, Liam Jennings, John Paul Murphy: Colin Moore, Karl Walsh: Dave Bowen, Ian Coughlan, P O Neill: Colin Dorgan, C Kinsella, Sean Walsh. Subs: Rory O’Doherty ht, S. Coughlan 53, J. O Leary 56, S. O Sullivan 56, R. Burke 56.
Eire Óg 0 – 19 Argideen Rangers 1 – 10
Éire Óg are through to the third round of the county intermediate hurling championship after a deserved but hard earned win over Argideen at Brinny. Éire Óg were the better side in the first half but did not translate their superiority into scores, shot 12 wides and led by only three points at the break, 0-7 to 0-4.
Points from Brian Hurley Paul McDonagh, Eoin O’Shea and Kevin Hallissey helped the Ovens men to a 0-13 to 0-6 lead at the three quarter stage but Argideen cut the lead by two points and then got in for the only goal of the game to leave Éire Óg vulnerable. Points from Ronan O’Toole, O’Shea and McDonagh eased the situation once again for the Muskerry men and they were deserving winners at the finish.
Next up for the winners is a third round clash with Douglas.
Éire Óg scorers: K Hallissey 0-5 (0-1f, 0-1 ‘65’), E O’Shea 0-5, P McDonagh 0-4, D Goulding and R O’Toole 0-2 each, B Hurley 0-1.
Éire Óg: Dylan Desmond; John Mullins, John Kelleher, Paul Kirwan: Dan O’Connor, Dermot Herlihy, Drragh McCarthy: John Cooper, Matt Brady: Brian Corcoran, Kevin Hallissey, Daniel Goulding: Brian Hurley, Eoin O’Shea, Paul McDonasgh. Subs: Cathal Mullins 33, Ronan O’Toole 45.
County Junior B Hurling Championship

Round 3 Whites Cross 0-14 Lough Rovers 2-5
Quarter-Finals
(A) O Donovan Rossa 1-10 Castletownroche 1-9
(B) Araglen 1-13 Randal Og 1-20
(C) Rathpeacon 1-15 Gleann na Laoi 0-10
(D) Belgooly 1-12 Whites Cross 1-15

Semi-Finals:
O’Donovan Rossa 2-11 Randal Óg 2-6
Rathpeacon 0-10 White’s Cross 0-10 draw
Rathpeacon 0-4 White’s Cross 0-9
Final: O’Donovan Rossa v White’s Cross
County U 21 Premier 1 Hurling Championship

Round 1
(A) BLARNEY v Douglas
(B) St Finbarr's v Valley Rovers
(C) Charleville v Duhallow
(D) Fr O' Neills 1-23 Glen Rovers 0-17
(E) St Colmans 1-12 Blackrock 0-23
(F) Killeaghita's v Sarsfields
(G) Shandrum v Midleton
(H) Na Piarsaigh a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1) Na Piarsaigh v A, F v G, C v St Colmans, B v Glen Rovers
County U 21 Premier 2 Hurling Championship

Round 1
(A) Erins Own v BALLINCOLLIG
(B) Bishopstown v Ballinhassig
(C) Ibane Gaels v Carrigaline
(D) Ahane Gaels v Aghada
(E) Courcey Rovers v INNISCARRA
(F) Ballymartle 1-21 Tracton 1-16
(G) Mallow a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1)
Mallow v A, C V D, E v B, Tracton a bye
Mid Cork GAA Championships
Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship

Progress in the JFC is going to be affected by the availability of Inniscarra’s Seán O’Donoghue who is a regular corner back with Cork senior hurlers and at the earliest, cannot play until the All Ireland semi final is decided on July 28/29th.
1st round:
A Ballincollig 3–8 Blarney 1-11
B Kilmurry 6-10 Cill na Martra 1-8
C Clondrohid 2-14 Dripsey 1-10
D Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0-4 Canovee 3-17
E Kilmichael 0-10 Aghinagh 0-17
F Inniscarra 1-10 Iveleary 2-14
G Éire Óg 1-12 Donoughmore 0-12 aet.
2nd Round
Cill na Martra 4-10 Blarney 1-7
Dripsey 2-14 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0-10
Kilmichael v Inniscarra
Donoughmore – a bye
Round Three (11 teams – three games, 5 byes):
Donoughmore v Clondrohid
Aghinagh 0-9 Ballincollig 1-18
Éire Óg v Dripsey
Quarter Finals:
1 Donoughmore/ Clondrohid v Ballincollig
2 Éire Óg or Dripsey v Iveleary
3 Cill na Martra v Inniscarra or Kilmichael
4 Canovee v Kilmurry
Semi finals: 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Ballincollig 1 – 18 Aghinagh 0 – 9
An understrenght Aghinagh were no match for a strong and experienced Ballincollig when the sides met at a gloriously sunny Kilmurry in the third round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship. Aghinagh were short five of the team which had impressed in their opening round win and the young side on duty could not match the overall balance of the men from the satellite town. This Ballincollig side could cause a problem for any opponent in the junior championship, particularly if they are not weakened by promotions to their senior team.
Luke Carey Murphy and Liam Twohig exchanged early points, Donal Corkery and Ballincollig’s scorer in chief, Darren Murphy did likewise, 0-2 each at the end of the opening quarter. Murphy and Eoin O’Reilly points put Ballincollig in front, Donal Corkery and Michael Horgan points levelled matters again for Aghinagh by the 26th minute. Four points in as many minutes from Darren Murphy, three of these from frees, gave Ballincollig a 0-8 to 0-4 lead at the break and they looked now to be in a strong position.
Four more points in the opening five minutes of the second half, Murphy 2, Robert Noonan and Eoin O’Reilly the scorers, gave Ballincollig an eight point lead that Aghinagh never looked capable of reining in. Niall Allen, Murphy and O’Reilly had further scores in reply to two points from Twohig frees for Aghinagh before Aghinagh staged a spirited mini rally which was rewarded with three points in a row from the 18th to the 20th minutes, one each from Twohig, Declan Ambrose and Michael Horgan . Ballincollig replied with points from Noonan and Murphy and finished the game with two goals in the closing minute, Robbie Burke and Robert Noonan the scorers.
Scorers: Ballincollig: D Murphy 0-10 (0-6f), R Noonan 1-3, E O’Reilly 0-3, L Carey Murphy and N Allen 0-1 each. Aghinagh: L Twohig 0-4 (0-3f), D Corkery 0-2, M Horgan 0-2, D Ambrose 0-1.
Ballincollig: Ciarán Noonan: Darren Murphy, Stephen O’Donoghue, Jordan Murray: Cillian Coleman, Noel Galvin, Luke Carey Murphy: Niall Allen, Stephen Coughlan: Eoin O’Reilly, Robert Noonan, Robbie Bourke: Colin Weste, John Kelly, Darren Murphy. Subs: Jordan O’Connor, David Bowen, Brian Cotter.
Aghinagh: William Ambrose: John Lynch, Jeremiah Kelleher, Olan Cummins: Donagh O’Riordan, Michael O’Brien, Luke O’Leary: Mathew McCarthy, Richard O’Sullivan: Aodh Twomey, Miceál Corkery, Michael Horgan: Donal Corkery, Declan Ambrose, Liam Twohig. Subs: Dave Barry, Adam O’Leary, Ted O’Leary. Referee: Mr Joe Larkin, Ballinora.
Dripsey 2 – 14 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0 – 10
A strong finish to the first half, in which they scored five points without reply to take a two point interval lead, was crucial in enabling Dripsey gain a hard earned victory over Béal Átha at Macroom in the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship, 2nd round. Dripsey now move on to meet Éire Óg in the third round, the championship season is over for this year for the Ballingeary second fifteen.
The final scoreline is slightly misleading as the game was in the balance up to the 51st minute when Conor Dunne had a first goal for the winners to give them a six point lead and David O’Sullivan had their second four minutes later. Prior to these goals, Dripsey were on top in the play but were not putting daylight between themselves and a Béal Átha team which looked capable of getting through for a goal themselves and indeed it took a fine save by James Cotter, and the crossbar, to deny Béal Átha’s Barra Ó Coinceannain in the 48th minute when a Dripsey win was by no means assured. Dripsey did deserve their win as they were forcing the pace for all the second half.
The score was 0-4 to 0-2 in favour of Béal Átha after the opening quarter and they had extended this lead by a further point before Dripsey kicked over five points in a row from the 22nd minute to lead by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break.
Points were exchanged three times in the third quarter, 0-10 to 0-8 now the score and Eoghan Maher’s fourth point in the 47th minute opened up a three point lead for Dripsey. Conor Dunne, set up by Aidan Buckley, had a Dripsey goal to set his side on the road to victory in the 52nd minute and Buckley was also the provider for David O’Sulllivan goal three minutes later which removed any doubt the outcome.
Scorers: Dripsey: D O’Sullivan 1-3 (0-1f), C Dunne 1-1 (0-1f), E Maher 0-4 (0-2f), A O’Riordan and D O’Riordan 0-2 each, M O’Riordan and A Buckley 0-1 each. Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: S Ó Coill 0-3 (0-1f), B Ó Coinceannain 0-2, P Ó Críodáin 0-2, P Ó Buachalla, E Ó Muirthille, Ian O Coinceannain 0-1 each.
Dripsey: James Cotter: David Galvin, joe Murphy, Daniel Buckley: john Carey, John O’Riordan, Michael O’Riordan: Aidan Murray, Eoghan Maher: Diarmuid O’Riordan, Martin O’Sullivan, Aaron O’Riordan: Conor Dunne, David O’Sullivan, Aidan Buckley. Subs: Seán Murphy 45, Jack Casey, Killian Kelleher and Dean O’Sulllivan, all on 56.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchúr; Enda Ó Luasa, Shane Ó Duinnín, Caoimhín Ó Loinsigh: Shane Ó Criodain, Micheál Ó Tuama, Jack Ó hUrdail: Ian Ó Coinceannain, Liam Ó Cloinceannain: Darren Ó Duinnín, Barra Ó Coinceannain, Pól Ó Buachalla: SeáN ó Coill, Eoin Ó Muirthille, Donal MacCarthaigh. Subs: Barra Ó Buachalla 25, Conor Ó Buachalla h/t, Padraig Ó Críodáin 45. Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

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Players and adults enjoying the evening at Macroom AFC Juvenile Awards Night © Con Kelleher

 Junior B Football Championship

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

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

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Conor Cotter, Kilmichael GAA, receiving the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Award for June from Stephen O'Leary, Auld Triangle. Included are Conor's parents, Eileen and Liam, sister, Aine, brother, Brendan and girlfriend, Emma Farmer. ©Mike English

MJK Oils Junior A Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Iveleary 0-16 Ballincollig 0-14
B Cloughduv 3-25 Éire Óg 3-13
C Ballinora 3-18 Donoughmore 2-6
D Blarney 4-18 Kilmichael 1-23 aet.
Round 2 Ballincollig 1-20 Kilmichael 3-17
Éire Óg 0-17 Donoughmore 0-6
Round 3: Cloughduv 3-22 Kilmichael 1-9 ; Blarney v Éire Óg
Semi finals: Iveleary v Cloughduv; Ballinora v Blarney or Éire Óg
Eire Óg 0 – 17 Donoughmore 0 - 6
The Muskerry junior hurling championship resumed at Blarney where Eire Óg and Donoughmore met in a second round game. Donoughmore had been understrenght in their first round defeat by Ballinora and were again without some of their best hurlers on this occasion and were under pressure from the start against an Éire Óg side which contained some fine hurlers who will likely be promoted to intermediate ranks.
Donoughmore had the opening point from Stephen O Connor but John Dineen from a free equalised in the second minute and followed up with a point from play. Eire Óg stayed in the lead till the finish. Points from Ross McCarthy and Ronan O Toole followed but Eire Óg became careless and a John Dineen point from a free was their only additional score before the break while Donoughmore raised three white flags, Shane Healy and Shane Sexton from frees and a Tadg Hartnett point from play their scorers. Éire Óg led by 0-5 to 0-4 at the break after an uninspiring opening half which they had largely controlled.
Eire Óg resumed determined to show their superiority on the scoreboard and points from Tim O Leary, John Dineen 2, Ronan O’Toole2 and Fintan Brennan had them leading 0-11 to 0-4 at the end of the third quarter. Donoughmore fell further behind as John Dineen was on target from three frees for the winners. In the 52nd minute Leon Cogan got a point back for Donoughmore but again there was a prompt reply from Eire Óg with points from Fintan Brennan and Ronan O Toole. Donoughmore’s only additional score was a point from substitute Alan Savage while John Dineen finally close the scoring when he converted an Éire Óg free.
Scorers: Eire Óg: John Dineen 0-9 (0-5 f, 0-1 ‘65’), Ronan O’Toole 0-4, Fintan Brennan 0-2, Tim O Leary and Ross McCarthy 0-1 each. Donoughmore: Stephen O’Connor, Shane Healy (f), Tadg Hartnett, Shane Sexton (f), Leon Cogan and Alan Savage 0-1 each.
Eire Óg: Conor Keane: Phil O’Sullivan, Donnacha Kelly, Denis O’Keefe: Tim O’Leary, Liam Murphy, Seán Desmond: Denis Murphy, Eoin Kelleher: Fintan Brennan, Darragh McCarthy, Dan O’Connor: Ross McCarthy, John Dineen, Ronan O’Toole.
Donoughmore: Kenneth Cullinane: Denis Dorney, Aidan Corkery, David Looney: Terence Looney, Kevin Horgan, Alan Twomey: Stephen O’Connor, Leon Cogan: William Murphy, Tadg Hartnett, Shane Sexton: Gerard Buckley, Laurence Barry, Shane Healy. Sub: Alan Savage Referee: Mr Brendan Barry-Murphy, Aghabullogue.
Cloughduv 3 – 22 Kilmichael 1 – 9
In a repeat of last year’s final, champions Cloughduv were again too strong for Kilmichael in the MJK OILS Mid Cork Junior hurling championship quarter final played at Coachford. The game was competitive up to the interval but Cloughduv were always forcing the pace and the result was certain well before the finish. Kilmichael were missing the services of Peter Kelleher, injured in the previous round victory over Ballincollig, and without their star player, Kilmichael’s chances of creating a shock were always deemed slim and this was how it turned out.
Kilmichael were very competitive in the opening exchanges and Conor Cotter giving them an early lead with a long range placed effort before Cloughduv replied with points from the impressive Brian Verling, Denis O’Sullivan and Mark Walsh to go four clear. Brian Verling set up James Moynihan for a goal before Joe Ryan added a superb point. Conor Cotter replied with a brace from frees to leave Cloughduv leading by 1-9 to 0-6 at the break.
On the resumption, Conor Cotter, winner of the Auld Triangle Muskerry Sports Star of the month for June, fired home a superb goal to give Kilmichael supporters hope but once again Cloughduv replied in telling fashion with goals from Andrew Cronin and the hard working Mark Walsh to effectively end the game as a contest. Cloughduv completely dominated the final quarter with Brian Verling pointing on four occasions.
Cloughduv will now face Uibh Laoire in the semi final.
Scorers for Cloughduv: B Verling 0-9 ( 0-3f), J Moynihan, M Walsh 1-3 apiece, A Cronin 1-1, A Ahern, D Corkery, D O’Sullivan, E Clifford, A Murphy, J Ryan 0-1 each.
Scorers for Kilmichael: C Cotter 1-6 (0-3f, 0-1’65’0), S O’Donoghue 0-2, M Masters 0-1.
Cloughduv: Cormac O’Driscoll; Liam Long, Brian Ahern, Patrick Buckley; Ger Ahern, David O’Leary, Eoghan Clifford; Aidan Murphy, Denis O’Sullivan; Mark Walsh, Andrew Cronin, Donal Corkery; Brian Verling, Joe Ryan, James Moynihan. Subs: Aodh Twomey 45 and Aidan Ahern on 45.
Kilmichael: Stephen O’Leary: John O’Mahony, Donal Kelly, Gerard Murphy; Kieran Murphy, Finbarr Buckley, Shane Foley; Conor Cotter, Brendan Cotter; Finbarr Dromey, Cathal Foley, Barry Kelleher; Shane Masters, Shane O’Donoghue, Miceal Master. Subs: Eoghan Murphy for B Kelleher (40), Kevin Kelleher for G Murphy (40), Shane Prendeville for M Masters (50), Trevor Tobin for F Dromey.
Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan ( Éire Óg)
Junior B Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round Gleann na Laoi 1-12 Laochra Óg 2-5
Round 1
A Laochra Óg v Blarney
B Grenagh v Ballinora
C Ballincollig v Éire Óg
Round 2
1 Winner A v Winner B
2 Winner C v Gleann na Laoi
3 Cloughduv v Donoughmore
4 Aghabullogue v Inniscarra
Semi Finals: Winner 1 v Winner 2, Winner 3 v Winner 4
All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi Final

Cork will meet Limerick in the second All Ireland senior hurling semi final at Croke Park on Sunday August 29th at 3.30pm. Galway and Clare play the previous day at the same venue. Stand tickets for the Cork game are €45 with Juveniles at €5. There is a €10 rebate for students and seniors in Cusack and Davin stands. Terrace tickets are €30.
All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Final

Cork play Kilkenny in the final at Nowlan Park Kilkenny on Saturday July 28th at 2pm. Cork qualified without playing a single game!
Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Hurling

Munster champion Cork play Leinster runners up, Wexford in the All Ireland semi final at Nowlan Park Kilkenny on weekend of August 4/5th. Galway and Tipperary meet in the other semi final.

Macroom FC

by Darragh Deasy.
FAI Camp. The FAI Summer Soccer Schools Camp returned to Macroom FC in early July with the beautiful weather making for a fantastic week for all involved. A full capacity camp (115 participants) featuring girls and boys aged from 6-13 had a tremendous time. An excellent FAI coaching team did a super job and Head coach Richard Ivory was delighted with the success of the camp along with the top facilities which Murrayfield provides. There was also much positive feedback from parents regarding the organisation and content of the weeks activities. All camp members received a full kit, ball and certificate. Many thanks to all who contributed to a successful week. Also thanks to Hughie Kelleher and Barty Relihan who had a smoothly run traffic management plan in place and also assisted with daily pitch preparation.
Macroom FC AGM will take place on Friday July 27th at 8pm in the clubhouse at Murrayfield. All are welcome to attend this important meeting.


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Prizewinners at Lady Captain, Norma Fitzgerald’s Prize Day at Macroom Golf Club ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Macroom Golf Club

Results: Lady Captain & Lady President’s Prize: 1st Cathal Forbes (15) 44 pts, 2nd Ger Linehan (22) 43 pts, 3rd Gerard Ahern (24) 42 pts, Gross Shane O'Dwyer (9) 33 pts, Senior Edmond Neville (13) 40 pts
Seniors scramble : 1st Bob Fitzgerald (10), Kieran Kelly (22) & Dermot O'Shea (25) 43.3
12 & 22 July Canon Cup First Darragh Deasy 16 59 Second PJ Healy 9 64 Third David Byrne 20 65 Best Gross Denis Quinlan 9 77
19 Jul-2018 American Golf Qualifier Score First Edmond Neville 12 43 pts Second Tony Sheehan 19 42 pts
Fixtures: Tue – Seniors. Thur - open singles. Fri - 3 pers scramble. Sat only - Club singles

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Rita Perrott presents the William Perrott Memorial Trophy to winner, Jim O’Callaghan, 92 at Kilmichael Pitch and Putt Course. ©
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