Lee Valley Outlook v16e20 Oct. 3 2019

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Fun and Sun at Macroom Food Festival 2010 ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Macroom Strictly Come Dancing Man Wax fund raiser at TP Cotters Fri Oct 4th.
Cloughduv Camogie Club Race Night at Spreading Chestnut Sat. 4th October.
Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGuagán Barra 4 – 6 Deireadh Fómhair (Oct.)
Commemorative Plaque unveiling at Áth Ridire, Rockgrove Sun 13th Oct at 3pm.
Terence MacSwiney Weekend – at Kilmurry Independence Museum 18th - 20th October
Macroom Strictly Come Dancing Sat. Oct 19th at Rochestown Park Hotel,
Kilmichael Rovers Duck race in Dromey’s Bar, Kilmichael, 19th Oct from 3pm.
Macroom Parish Mission in St. Colman’s Church, Sun. Oct. 20 to Fri. Oct. 25.
Mercy Heroes Coffee Evening at Vaughan’s Cafe, Sat. Oct. 26, 2 – 5p.m.
Crochet, Lace, Embroidery & Knitting; Ionad Áise, Réidh na nDoirí; Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm

Macroom Library Events
Creative Writing Group Tues Oct. 8th at 5.30pm.
Bridge Club Wed Oct. 9th at 10am.
Ciorcal Cainte Thurs. Oct. 10th at 11.30a.m.
Music Morning Fri Oct. 11th at 11am.
Purlies Thurs Oct. 17th at 11 30 am.
Tots Time Fri. Oct. 18th at 11a.m.
Juvenile Book Club Sat Oct. 19th.
Inspiring a Love of Reading’ Tues Oct 22nd at 7pm.

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

Macroom Updates

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Food for the senses at Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Food Festival 2019

Macroom’s 8th annual Food Festival was a delight, filled with live music, craic and food, glorious food! It kicked off with Macroom’s newest comedy club, Comedy Capers and continued through a jam-packed schedule until the last trader packed up and left the Main Square late on Sunday 22nd September. With more venues and live music involved than ever before, this year’s festival was robust enough to withstand the poor weather that Macroom experienced on Saturday. Thursday’s comedy gig at the Castle Hotel featured side splitting gags from Danny Ryan, Paul Crowley, Roger O’Sullivan, Cornelius Patrick O’Sullivan and Laura O’Mahony of Cork Cahoots, to a very receptive crowd.

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International food is appreciated at Macroom Food Festival ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Friday morning saw almost one hundred guests visit Macroom Buffalo Farm to meet the buffaloes and taste their award-winning cheeses, under the care of Dorothy Ó Tuama of Lee Valley Taste Trails. Meanwhile, back in town, Aurora Planells Bernat of An Talamh de Luibheanna, gave a Herbs in Cooking demonstration at the library and festival media sponsor, C103, broadcast their Cork Today show live from the Castle Hotel, complete with on-air tastings of local products such as Macroom Beef, Coolea Cheese, local honey, cheese from Vincenzo’s Little Dairy, Ellen’s Elegant Cakes, interviews with local business owner Marzena Wachowzka of the Front Porch and Nadia Rashdan from Syria, now resident at Macroom’s Direct Provision Centre, interspersed with live music from Bo Collins and Clodagh O’Sullivan.
Friday evening’s Swing Dance at the Castle Hotel was a lively, rhythmic affair with dancers travelling from all over the county and indeed France, Italy and the US to practice their swing dancing with live band Riff Raft. Edible delicacies on the night were provided by The Real Olive Company, The Castle Hotel, Mrs. (Phil) Doyle’s Tea Party, Magali Bolger, Paul Molyneux, Ellen’s Elegant Cakes, Patricia Relihan and room décor by Enchanted Flowers.
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Cooks from far and near at Macroom Food Festival ©Lee Valley Outlook

International Food in Macroom

Saturday morning at Macroom Food Festival was a fun time for all the kids at the Kids Zone Marquee on the Main Square, with hilarious games from Conor the Clown, Aaron the Balloon Man, face painting and story-time under the watchful eye of members of Macroom Foróige. Macroom’s infamous Taste Trail followed, with a record sixteen venues participating this year, including some free health and home focused treats and the ever-popular SECAD Celebrating Multiculturalism through Food event, which welcomed stalls from seventeen countries including Macroom’s newest neighbours from Syria, Namibia and Nigeria, each presenting their country’s national dishes.
2019 also saw a new busking competition introduced to the festival, the winners of which performed at various Taste Trail venues throughout the afternoon. These winners were: Abbie Jessica Healy, Bo Collins, Clodagh Quirke, Sophie Healy, The Underscore Orkestra and Stomp Train Blues (see our festival Facebook page for their wonderful videos).
Sunday dawned bright and sunny for the Monster Outdoor Food Market which transformed the Square once more into a food village with over fifty stalls from all over the country featuring everything any taste buds could desire such as buffalo burgers, local cheeses, a poutinerie, churros, crepes, curries, handmade pies and more. Live music was provided by the Army Band of the Southern Command and interactive entertainment by Cork Circus and the Pitched Circus Arts Festival. See www.macroomfoodfestival.com and associated social media for more.


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At Macroom Food Festival Schools Cook Off, from left, Ashling Hyde, Danone; Noel Lyons Judge; Lizzie Harrison and Helen Nyhan, Coachford Community College, Winners; Mick Goold, Judge; Sharon O’Connell, Danone sponsors. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Schools’ Cook Off at Food Festival

With two heats running during the afternoon, the Danone Nutricia Cork & Kerry Schools cook-off saw teams of secondary school chefs compete in the open air, to produce a winning dish using local produce. The competition was won by team mates Lizzie Harrison and Helen Nyhan of Coachford College for their Lemon Drizzle Cake while runners up were Caoimhe Buckley and Ciara Quinn of St. Mary’s Secondary School, Macroom. Prizes were an iPad each for the winners and a copy of the Currabinny Cookbook each for second place.
Other contestants in the Cook Off included Éabha Ní Shuilleabáin agus Mel Ní Chaomhánach from Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig; McEgan College’s Shauna Bradley and Jack Granville; Oisín Queva and Shane Condon from Kinsale Community School and Mona Collins and Caitlyn O’Sullivan representing Schull Community College.

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An grúpa a shiúil 14km ar Slí Ghaeltacht Mhúscraí ó Reilig Gobnait go Bhéal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh le déanaí. Bailíodh €2,060 ar son an Jack & Jill Foundation. ©

Mixed Result for Tidy Towns

This year’s National Tidy Towns results were announced at mid day on Monday 30th September in the Helix in Dublin. The awards ceremony was attended by seven of Macroom's volunteers. There was mixed reaction to the result, happiness with an increase of 5 marks, but disappointment that we lost out on gaining a silver medal by one mark. This is an indication that all the towns in the top categories are also gaining significant marks each year.
The adjudicators four page report is very comprehensive with many constructive criticisms and gives the committee plenty to work on for the coming year. We will carry a full report and developments from a Tidy Towns meeting held on Wednesday, October 2 in the October 17 issue.

Parish Mission

Macroom is hosting a Parish Mission in St. Colman’s Church from Sunday, October 20 to Friday, October 25 inclusive. The Opening is on Sunday, 20th October at 7.30pm. Morning Mass each will be celebrated each day at 7am and 10am. The Evening Mission each day is at 7.30 pm. Themes Include: Baptism (and Faith), Healing of Hurts, Justice and Values, Reconciliation, Remembering the Dead, Community. The Mission team are Fr. Laurence Gallagher, Fr. Gerry Moloney and Niall Foley.

Briery Gap Drama and Light Entertainment Festivals 2020

The Briery Gap management is again preparing for the All Ireland Transition Year Drama Festival and the All Ireland Second Level Schools 15 Minute Light Entertainment Festival 2020. This is the 20th consecutive year of the Drama Festival and the 10th Light Entertainment Festival. Disappointingly, for a fourth consecutive year, the Briery Gap is unable to host the events due to fire damage to the building in Macroom. The 2020 finals will be staged in the Palace Theatre, Fermoy on March 12th and 13th. The preliminary rounds for both Festivals will take place in Mullingar (from Monday 3rd February 2020) and Palace Theatre, Fermoy, Co Cork (from Monday 27th January 2020).
Closing date for entries is Monday 25th November 2019. For further information, phone 087 2755080 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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St. Mary’s First Years enjoying their Bonding Trip to Ballyhass Lakes © An Scoil
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News from St Mary’s

Mercy Day – September 24 – is the anniversary of the opening of the first “House of Mercy” in 1827 in Dublin. Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, devoted her life to the poor, sick and uneducated, and today we continue her legacy of caring and compassion in the name of Mercy. In celebration, we attended Mass with all of the staff and students from St Joseph’s primary school. We would all like to thank Fr John Mrs O’ Donovan, Ms Donovan, Mr Collins and Ms Queally for a lovely ceremony.
Ploughing Match. The Home Economics department took a group of 4th year students to The Ploughing Match. Teachers Mr Quill and Ms O’Neill accompanied the girls and had a fantastic day out.
Food Festival Congratulations to Ciara Quinn and Caoimhe Buckley who came 2nd in the Macroom Food Festival Schools Cook Off Competition. Using locally produced ingredients, they served Roast Cod with a lemon cream sauce, served with crushed baby potatoes and chorizo and deep fired courgettes. Thanks to Clancy’s fish shop and Home Economics Teachers, Mrs O’ Donovan and Ms O’ Neill for all of their help and support.
Open Evening September 26was a great success. Sixth class students and their families were welcomed into the school from 6pm onwards. The girls got a tour of the school and enjoyed lots of interactive activities in the Science Lab, the Art room, the Home Economics room and Music Room. All parents and students enjoyed performances by our School Choir and Trad Group before the Principal’s address. There was a huge turnout. Thanks very much to the Organising Committee for a very enjoyable event and Teachers and Students for their help.
Buddy Trip. Thank you to our Buddies who organised a brilliant Bonding Trip for 1st years October 19. The Buddies, the First Years and Teachers – Ms O’ Donoghue, Ms Murnane and Mr Quill, went to Ballyhass Lakes in Mallow, where they participated in land, height and water activities and had a fabulous day.
Study Skills. 5th year students participated in an in house study skills programme and experienced a number of useful study skill techniques with the assistance of their teachers. Thanks to Ms Deane, Ms Lehane, Ms Queally and Ms O’ Donoghue for facilitating this valuable programme and Ms Butler for organising it.
BT Young Scients. TY students, with the guidance of Ms Butler and Ms Foley, have entered their Young Scientist Project Proposals for the 2020 competition. 20 projects, with topics are ranging from sustainable farming to environmental impact of fast fashion,vie for inclusion. We wish them all the best of luck.
Ciorcal Cainte. Tá ár gcailíní ag baint taitneamh agus tairbhe as an gciorcal cainte ar an Déardaoin, 6 bliain agus Bliain 3 ar an Aoine. Gaelainn abú.
Champions Visit. We are delighted to acknowledge the All Ireland success of Erika O’Shea and Aoife Twomey. The All Ireland - Douglas Perpetual Cup and the Munster Corn Mionúir na Mumhan were brought to school by coach Joe Carroll, Rosie Corkery, Naomh Abán, and Abbie O’Mahony, Cork Minor Captain. Well done to all involved in training so hard to achieve All Ireland victory.

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19. McEgan College PLC Awards. Graduates in Business and Hairdressing: ©John Delea

McEgan College Updates

PLC Awards Ceremony. McEgan College of Further Education recently celebrated the success of the 2018-19 group of adult learners who graduated with a variety of QQI Level 5 & 6 awards. Over fifty students graduated with Certification in Business, Childcare Levels 5 & 6, Hairdressing, Health Service Skills and Nursing Studies. The atmosphere was celebratory and one could feel the pride that graduates and their families felt as they reaped the rewards of hard work, perseverance and dedication. Many of the graduates are currently employed in their vocational areas, while others have continued to Third Level to pursue Degree programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology.
Guest speakers included Mr. John Fitzgibbons, Director of Further Education with CETB; Mr. Don Crowley, CIT`s Business school and Principal, Ms. Patricia Lynam. All offered their congratulations to the students, their families and friends; acknowledged the graduates as role models for the wider community and reiterated the value of continuing education and the success and opportunities it affords to participants.
The course coordinators, Ms. Angland, Ms. O`Halloran, Ms. Lehane, Ms. O`Sullivan and Ms. Kelleher, had huge praise for their students. Very positive professional relationships had developed in each of the courses and they paid tribute to local employers who very generously provided work placement for the students and, in many instances, employment upon graduation. They wished the graduates every success in their future roles.
Positive Attendance Awards. As part of a JCSP initiative, pupils at McEgan College were rewarded with certification and a pizza party for their high level of attendance last year. Denis O’Mahony, Maya O’Mahony and John O’Riordan received certificates from TUSLA for their full attendance in school last year. This initiative is supported by the Home School Liaison Officer, Mr Clarke, who provides a key role between home and school life. McEgan College is very fortunate to have such a service in the school.
McEgan’s Food Heroes. Shauna Bradley & Jack Granville, both senior cycle students, represented McEgan at this year’s School’s Cook Off, which is one of the high lights of the Macroom Food Festival. This year the theme was to choose local food heroes & use their produce, thereby reducing food miles. The McEgan Duo chose Michael Twomey (butcher), Caroline Robinson (grower) and Breda McCarthy (trader) as their food heroes. Shauna & Jack chose to feature their heroes’ ingredients in their twist of a Classical Beef Wellington dish. They used Wagyu Fillet Beef from Michael Twomey, which is bred, fattened & slaughtered locally, resulting in tender, flavoursome and succulent meat. Seasonal quality vegetables were grown locally by Caroline Robinson without the use of chemicals. Jack & Shauna chose Spinach, Runner beans and Courgettes to accompany their meat. Potatoes (also grown locally) came from Breda McCarthy and were cooked and served as classical Fondant Potatoes. Congratulations to our food heroes and to our two fantastic chefs and our team of TY artists who designed the stunning supporting artwork.

Macroom Strictly Come Dancing

Some members of Macroom Intermediate football team are helping out their Strictly Come Dancing competitors by holding a fund raiser at TP Cotters on Friday October 4th. Michael Cronin, David Horgan, Seán McMahon, Eolan O’Leary, Conor O’Sullivan and Mark Corrigan have agreed to have their legs, back and chest waxed in support of the dancers.
Tickets are selling out fast for Strictly Come Dancing Macroom which will be on in the Rochestown Park Hotel on October 19th. The event, which is being jointly hosted by Macroom GAA Adult, Juvenile and Ladies Clubs, promises to be a fantastic night. Twelve couples will dance on the night seeking to be crowned Strictly Macroom Champion 2019 - the couples are as follows: Danny O'Keefe and Councillor Eileen Lynch; Don Creedon and Aoibhe Murphy; David Horgan and Éimhín O'Mahony; Mark O'Sullivan and Claire Cronin; Andrew Hegarty and Sarah Horgan; Tom Bradley and Orla Waugh; Rhys Hopkins and Stasia Smolich; Declan Kiely and Kate Brady; Caleb Dineen and Katie McSweeney; Diarmuid Holland and Sinead Foley; Killian Lynch and Grace Buckley; Jack O'Riordan and Maedhbh Carroll.
Tickets for the event and bus tickets are available from Castle Hotel Café, Twomeys Hardware, Mungovan’s Shop and the Auld Triangle. It promises to be a great night with a DJ coming on stage after the winner is crowned. There will also be a draw on the night with great prizes. A limited number of tickets are left and the committee expects the event to be sold out long before the 19th so the message is don't delay get those tickets now.
Make sure to follow Macroom GAA on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

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Sixth Year geography class in De La Salle on their trip to Killarney National Park. © An Scoil.

 De la Salle Updates

Sixth Year Geography Trip: Our sixth year students took part in their geographical investigation study of the Owengarriff River in Killarney National Park. The day involved studying various aspects of the river and the boys donned willies and got stuck in! This study and the project they are to complete are worth 20% of their overall Leaving Cert geography grade. It was also a great opportunity for the boys to learn a bit more about the beautiful National Park in Killarney. Photos of the trip can be viewed on the website.
Transition Year Activities: The boys started their transition year with a bonding day at Predator Paintballing in Tralee at the start of September. They have been completing a coaching module on Friday evenings as well as health and fitness sessions in the Castle Hotel and the complex in the Castle Grounds. They have had visits from speakers like John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy Prison. They are forming a ‘neat streets’ group and will partake in a module focusing on making our school community a more environmentally friendly place. Some are also beginning their Gaisce qualification. All of this, with senior football and hurling about to begin, and on top of their academics, has kept them very busy.
School Mass: September 24th our start of year Mass was held in St. Colman’s church. Students, teachers, retired staff, parents and friends of De La Salle joined together to pray for a safe and successful year for the students, filled with good health and happiness. We remembered the late Mr. Pat Gould, our former colleague and teacher, whose one-year anniversary occurred on that day. A special word of thanks to Mr. Fleming, Ms. Collins, Mary McSweeney and the choir who were excellent on the day.
Our two ASD classes have started off the year with a bang. As well as following the Level Two Junior Cert Programme, they are completing weekly music workshops with Sheila from the Lee Valley School of Music, swimming and gym sessions in the Castle Hotel and have commenced their weekly trips down to the library. Looking forward to great year ahead!
First Year Information Evening: September 26th we held our first year information evening. This was a great night for parents to get feedback on how their boys have been settling in. It was an opportunity to voice any concerns parents had. It was very informative for parents. Thanks to all involved.
Open Night: September 19th we held our ‘Open Night’. Parents and their boys had an opportunity to visit De La Salle and get a taste for what life is like for students on a typical day in De La Salle. They visited all the subject classrooms where our current students gave them plenty of information and had them participating in hands on activities for each subject. Thank you to those who attended and a special thank you to all teachers and students for their time and effort.

International Twinning

Macroom Twinning Association welcomed groups from Bubry in Brittany and Marcallo con Casone in Northern Italy during the Food Festival. This year marked the 40th anniversary of the twining between Macroom and Bubry and a dinner to mark the occasion was held on Sunday evening at the Castle Hotel, attended by members of the three twinning associations. Paul Collins, Chairman of the Macroom Twinning Association, welcomed all present, spoke of the changing world since the early days of the twinning and of the friendships developed over the years. He expressed the hope that the bonds developed between Macroom, Bubry and Marcallo would continue to grow and prosper in the years ahead.
A meeting of the officers of the three twinning associations reviewed the present state of the twinning and formed plans for the years ahead. It was decided that the three way association would continue and that in the future, there would be an official twinning event held every two years in one of the participating towns, on a rota basis. The twinning with Marcallo is now 17 years in existence and a 12 strong group from Marcallo con Casone, arrived by air on Friday and flew back on Monday. The 8 strong Breton group arrived on Saturday morning by Brittany Ferries and sailed home out of Ringaskiddy on Monday night. Both groups visited the local Buffalo Farm during their short stay in Macroom and the musicians in the Bubry group, members of the Bagad Sant Ewan, a traditional Breton band group, played at the Square on Sunday afternoon and joined with the Aghinagh Comhaltas for a session at TP Cotters on Sunday night.

Macroom Library

Creative Writing Group will meet on Tuesday Oct 8th at 5.30pm. Bridge Club will be meeting on Wednesday Oct 9th at 10am. New players are always welcome. Ciorcal Cainte will take place on Thursday Oct 10th at 11.30am. To round off a busy week of events in the library, Music Morning will be taking place on Friday Oct 11th at 11am. Purlies Knitting Group will be gathering for another creative morning on Thursday Oct 17th at 11.30am. Tots Time – we are having our very first Tots Time on Friday Oct 18th at 11am. We hope this will become a regular event for parents and their kids aged up to 3 years old. You’re free to just turn up on the day, but we’d love to hear from you before the day too, just so we can gauge interest. 026-42483. Juvenile Book Club will be taking place on Saturday Oct 19th to discuss ‘Dancing the Charleston’ by Jacqueline Wilson. ‘Inspiring a Love of Reading’ – we are delighted to say that we will be joined by Duncan McCarthy – a literacy advocate – for a presentation to parents and teachers to encourage children to read for fun. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a few tips to help increase your children’s love for reading! It will take place on Tuesday Oct 22nd at 7pm, which means we’ll be open slightly later than usual that day. To book your place, ask at the desk, phone 026-42483 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Story Time – Saturdays at midday.
Free Online Services - Library members can access e-Books and e-Audiobooks through BorrowBox, and e-Magazines through the RBdigital app. Leaflets for both of these services are available in the library. You might be interested in searching for an old newspaper article from years ago, in which case you can access several newspaper archives on our computers. We also have over 500 online courses available if you would like to begin an e-learning course – accounting, business, pet & animal care, writing skills, maths, and much more! You can also use our Mango language courses to help you learn any language you wish. You can also visit Britannica Online – the award winning information resource which caters for all ages. All you need to do to use these online services is join the library, and it's completely free. Please visit https://www.corkcoco.ie/library-services/library-online-0 for more info.
Music Morning. Graham Booth presented the first Gramophone Morning of the new season at Macroom Library on September 13 and, as always, his selection included strong elements of his Welsh and Irish connections. He opened with The Lonely Goatherd from the Sound of Music, followed by the Rare Old Times, The Umbrella Man, Rachmaninov Rhapsody and Two Little Girls in Blue. Llandudno Town Band played Calonlan; Susan Boyle sang Hallelujah and Franz Lehars’ Girls were made to Kiss preceded The Fields of Athenry with The Irish Tenors. The Ink Spots performed Java Jive; Pavarotti sang O Soave Fanciulla from La Boheme and Paul Robeson plumbed the depths of Old Man River. The Lord’s Prayer with The Canoloir Choir was followed by George Formby and Little Ukelele .in my Hand . Bryn Terfel remembered My Little Home, after which Barbara Streisand proclaimed herself a Second Hand Rose .The Clamper and March of the Siamese Children led to a spiritual ending that included Panis Angelicus with Pavarotti, Margo singing How Far is Heaven? and An Irish Blessing with the Priests.

Local Television

We are delighted to note that Dan Joe Kelleher, who suffered some health problems in 2018, intends to recommence broadcasting from Wednesday, November 6. As a warm up, he will broadcast Rosary programmes during October, at 7.30p.m. on Wednesdays and 5p.m. on Sundays. More detail on Local Television programmes will be furnished in future issues of the Lee Valley Outlook.

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.
Cloughduv Camogie Club are holding a Race Night in the Spreading Chestnut, Cloughduv on Saturday the 4th of October.
Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGuagán Barra 4 – 6 Deireadh Fómhair (Oct.) Téama na Daonscoile: Amhránaíocht Dhúchasach Mhúscraí agus Traidisún Béil na Mumhan – filíocht agus ceol, lúibíní agus agallaimh beirte.
Réidh na nDoirí Learn & Improve your Crochet, Lace, Embroidery & Knitting Skills in Ionad Áise; Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm
Kilmichael Vintage & Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 6th. Proceeds in aid of Marymount Hospice, Co-Action Dunmanway, West Cork Rapid Response, 2 Local Community Hospitals, 9 Local National Schools and other charities. The festival will be held in Terelton (Near Five Roads Bar). Large display of Vintage machinery on view. Numerous side shows. Dog show and fun events for all the family . Your support would be greatly appreciated. There will also be a cake sale and the club would be very grateful if people would kindly donate baking on the day. The club are having a Tug-O-War competition and we would like to invite 7 representatives from any other club or pub to take part in this fun event. Great Day assured for all.
Kilmichael Rovers soccer fundraiser. Duck race in Dromey’s Bar, Kilmichael 19th October from 3pm. Music amd finger food on the day. €5 for one duck, €10 for 3.These can be purchased from any club member, at Dromeys Bar Kilmichael or at The Five Roads Bar Tarelton. Winner gets €200, 2nd prize is €50 & 3rd prize is €20.
Mercy Heroes Coffee Evening at Vaughan’s Cafe, North Square on Saturday, October 26 from 2 to 5p.m.
Aghinagh G.A.A. 1st Sept Jackpot €3,700 Numbers drawn 06, 15 and 16. No winner. €50 Hugh & Carmel O'Brien, Rahalisk. €20 each: James & Liz Kearney, Umera; Jackie Spillane, Moulnahourna; Paud Lehane, Kilvoultra; Simon O'Connell, Bealnamorrive.
8th Sept Jackpot €3,850 Numbers drawn 20, 24 and 30. No winner. €50 Noel Nunan, Caherbaroule. €20 each: John & Rebecca Ambrose, Caherbaroule; Humphrey O'Riordan MCP; Ted Curtin, Coachford; Timmy Manning, Ballinagree.
15th Sept. Jackpot €4,000 Numbers drawn 5, 28 and 42. No winner. €50 Kathy & Noreen O'Callaghan, Ballinagree. €20 each Mairead O'Sullivan, Curraghwaddra; Briana & Conor Shannon, Rusheen; Flor O'Driscoll, Lacknakacknee; Billy & Linda Wiseman, Mashanaglass.
22nd Sept. Jackpot €4,150 Numbers drawn 13, 32 and 38. No winner. €50 Tony & Brid Vaughan C/O Dan Connors. €20 each to William Ambrose, Cahirbaroule, Macroom; Sean McSweeney, Coolgariff; Claire & Jack, C/O Láine Bar; Bill O'Rourke, Lyroe.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto. 8th Sept 8,9,18,24 no winner of €11,450. €50 Ger Keeley c/o Dan shine €25 Amy Mccarthy cloughduv. €25 Joanne mcauliffe ,millstreet. €25 online Gerard Ahern .
Sept 15th 1,7,17,18 no winner €50 Pat ,Frank & Mag c/o Castlemore arms €25 James mc Carthy €25 Cathal Hughes c/o Dan shine €25 online Edel
Sept 22nd .1,5,10 ,17 no winner. €50 euro Tim Goulding Aherla. €25 euro Dawn Philipson c/o Noel Crowley. €25 Patrick Clifford Cloughduv. €25 on line Brian Healy
Sept. 29th 11,16,24,28 No winner of €11,900 €50 Noel Casey Farran. €25 Laura mc Carthy ,Cloughduv, €25 Norma o Mahony,Aherla €25 online Michael Twomey.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Sept 18. €70 Donal O’Connor Kilvoultra €20 each: Con O’Leary The Glebe, O’ Brien Family Caherkeegane, Bridget O’Sullivan Muinefliuch, Lorraine Kelleher Ardnacrusha
Sept 25 €70 Noreen Kelleher Ballinagree €20 each: Patricia Lynch Hartnett’s Cross, Kate Lyons Scrahanard, Jimmy O’Donoghue Macroom, Daniel O’Mahony Clondrohid
Cloughduv G.A.A. Win and Spin Ann Barry Murphy,Cloughduv won €4500 Jackpot. Kevin Moynihan €160. Niall Down Crookstown €120 Tom O'Mahony Inchirahilly €160 George Murphy Canovee €160.
Kilmichael G.A.A Lotto 23rd September: Jackpot €5,500; Numbers: 9-13-15-17; No Jackpot Winner. €50 Michael Kelly, Boulbrack €25 each to Eleanor Healy, Macroom; Joan Dinneen, Kilnamartyra; Olga Foley, Terelton
30th September: Jackpot €5,650; Numbers: 10-11-15-33; No Jackpot Winner. €50 Seán O’Connor, Johnstown, Cork; €25 each to Caoimhín Ó Dalaigh, Baile an Chollaigh; Der McCarthy, Knockane; Roy Deane Leap.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Lotto: 16/09/2019. Jackpot: €3,600 Numbers Drawn:9,21,33. No winner. €50 M O Driscoll €20 each: Eoin Barrett, Ger Elliot, Anthony Crowley, Jim Sheehan, Deirdre Browne
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 3/09/2019. Jackpot - €1600 Numbers drawn: 24- 30-34. €70. Dave Martin, Rathalisk. €20 each: Denis Kelly, Barrett Place, Siobhain & Mary O'Leary, Codrom, Alan Ring, Castle Hotel. Orla Buckley, Lower Farren, Pat Cosgrove, Macroom.
10/09/2019. Jackpot - €1800 Numbers drawn: 9- 22-31. €70. Conor Buckley, Lower Farren, €20 each: Aiden O'Brien, Clondrohid. Mary Cooney, Greyhound Bar, David Casey, Barrett Place, Mairead Twomey, Killarney Road, Margaret Kelly, Barrett Place
17/09/2019. Jackpot - €2000 Numbers drawn: 12- 14-29. €70 Shelia Walsh, Carriganima, €20each: Helen O'Brien, Clondrohid, Ann Carey, Derrynasaggart, Jim O'Mahony, Clondrohid, Clodagh & Caoimhe Mullins, Coolea, Raymond O'Riordan, Sleaveen
24/09/2019. Jackpot - €2200 Numbers drawn: 8- 20-35. €70 Michael Browne, Railway View €20 each: Pauline Harrington, Toames, Dolores O'Leary, Katie Dinneen, New Street, Martin Mc Sweeney, Carriganine, Keelin, Cathal & Gerard Keating, Aghabullogue.
Macroom A.F.C. Lotto 09/09/19. Jackpot: €5,600 . Numbers drawn: 3, 22, 34. No Winner. €80: Denis Murray c/o Murray's. €20 each: Kathryn O' Farrell c/o Darrin, Karen and Oisin c/o Swanky, Luke Ring c/o Darrin, Jim O' Sullivan c/o TPs.
16/09/19. Jackpot: 5,800 euro. Numbers drawn: 14, 26, 33. No Winner. €80: Trevor O' Brien c/o Darrin. €20 each: Gabrielle O' Leary c/o Murray's, Katie O' Riordan c/o Noel, John Kearney c/o Hound, Peggy Coleman c/o PO’R
23/09/19. Jackpot: €6,000. Numbers drawn: 6, 21, 28. No Winner. €80: Mgt Kelleher c/o Fudge. €20 each: Frank Cronin c/o Noel, Mgt and Brian c/o Hound, Mary Lynch c/o Darrin, Marie Relihan c/o Lar's.
30/09/19. Jackpot: €6,200. Numbers drawn: 5, 27, 30. No Winner. €80: Rachel and Mary c/o Hound. €20 each: Barney and Zara c/o Swanky, Jane Golden c/o Golden's, Denis Moloney c/o Murray's, Stephen Crowley c/o Connie.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 9/9 /2019 Jackpot €4,600. Numbers drawn: 12 - 17 - 27. No Winner. €20: Joseph Twomey (Donoughmore)); Dan Griffin (Dripsey); John Crowley (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys
16/9 /2019 Jackpot €4,700. Numbers drawn: 8 - 17 - 26. Winner: Stephen Dennehy, Rylane. Seller of winning ticket €100 - Rylane Soccer Club. Lucky Dip winners €20: Buckley Family, (Glounaglough); Siobhán O'Brien (Rylane) ; Catherine O'Shea (c% Josie, Boston Scientific). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys
23/9 /2019 Jackpot €1,000. Numbers drawn: 9 - 17 - 34. No Winner. €20: Sharon O'Rourke (Rylane); Chris Murray (Rylane East); Dan Kelleher (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys
Coachford AFC Lotto: 9/9/2019. Jackpot: €1,400. Numbers Drawn: 7 – 29 – 30. No Winner. €40 Luke Casey. €20 Tom Tarrant (Yearly Ticket), Alan O’Brien, Holly Martin, Kathleen & Syl (Yearly Ticket).
16/9/2019. Jackpot: €1,600. Numbers Drawn: 4 – 8 – 23. No Winner. €40 Dan Griffin. €20 Declan O’Connell, Tracey Ryan, Mairéad Delaney, Niall Kelleher.
23/9/2019. Jackpot: €1,800. Numbers Drawn: 15 – 21 – 36. No Winner. €40 Jack Fitz’s & Martha O’Carroll. €20 Lisa Bergin, Courtney O’Connell, Yvonne & Ray, Tracey Martin.
30/9/2019. Jackpot: €2,000. Numbers Drawn: 13 – 17 – 34. No Winner. €40 Eamonn Murphy. €20 Madge Martin, Kitty Hogan, Winona O’Connor, Shirley Ross.

Lee Valley Updates

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Máistir Ó Céilleachair ar a lá deireanach i Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh © An Scoil

 Nuacht Scoil Mhuire

Oscailt Oifigiúil na Saotharlainne. Deineadh ceiliúradh agus comóradh ar shaol Fhionnbarra Uí Mhurchú i Scoil Mhuire ar an gCéadaoin, an 25ú Meán Fómhair. B’é Fionnbarra a bhunaigh Meánscoil Mhuire i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh i 1959. Mar aitheantas ar sin agus ar an oidhreacht oideachais a d’fhág sé ina dhiaidh anseo, ainmníodh an tsaotharlann nua ina onóir agus osclaíodh go hoifigiúil í ar an gCéadaoin. Tugadh cuireadh do dhaltaí na Chéad Bhliana i 1959 a bheith i láthair chomh maith agus bhí ana áthas orainn fáilte a chur roimh shlua acu ar an lá. B’iad clann Fhionnbarra a d’oscail an tsaotharlann, a bheirt iníonacha, Caitríona agus Máire, in éineacht lena ghariníon Sorcha. Labhair Máire Ní Mhurchú thar ceann mhuintir Uí Mhurchú. Labhair príomhoide na scoile, Seán Óg Ó Duinnín, agus thug beirt daltaí, Méabh Ní Shúilleabháin (Bl.6) agus Danny Ó Súilleabháin (Bl.1) óráidí thar ceann dhaltaí na scoile.
Fionnbarra Ó Murchú. Rugadh Fionnbarra Ó Murchú i mBeanntraí sa bhliain 1922. D’fhreastail sé ar Choláiste Fearann Phiarais i gCorcaigh agus b’fhear mór spóirt é le linn a óige. D’imir sé iománaíocht le foireann Mionúirí Chorcaí. Faraor, tharla timpiste dó agus fágadh bacach é. Bhí an galar Ankylosing Spondylitis air a d’fhág ar dhá mhaide coise é. In ainneoin sin, bhain sé céim amach sa Ghaeilge, sa Laidin agus sa Bhéarla i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh. Thug sé faoi mheánscoil Ghaeltachta a bhunú agus cé gur theip air seomra ranga a fháil ar dtús, tosnaíodh i Meán Fómhair 1959 le 20 dalta sa chéad bhliain agus ranganna ar siúl i seomra suite mhuintir Uí Chorcora. B’é Séamus Ó Corcora bainisteoir na huachtarlainne sa sráidbhaile ag an am. Le dúthracht agus dea-cháil Fhionnbarra, d’fhás an scoil go tapaidh.
Ar an ndrochuair, cailleadh Fionnbarra go hóg sa bhliain 1968 agus é ar saoire lena chlann. Sa bhliain 1974 comhnascadh Meánscoil Mhuire agus an Cheardscoil agus tá Scoil Mhuire ar an bhfód ó shin. Tá muintir an cheantair seo go mór fé chomaoin ag Fionnbarra agus a mhuintir as an oidhreacht oideachais a chruthaíodar i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh. Ná ligimis i ndearmad é!

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Enjoying Clondrohid Family Fun Day ©

Clondrohid Updates

Welcome Fr. Joe: Parishioners welcomed Fr. Joe Rohan to the parish last weekend when he weekend Masses in Clondrohid and Carriganima. Fr. Joe is a native of Midleton and is coming to us from Cloyne. He gave us an insight into his life so far and told us there will be some changes for the parish going forward, which will be discussed shortly with the people. We wish him well and hope we will all be of assistance to him as he takes up his new role as P.P.
Parish Fun Day : Once again thanks to all who helped to make this 1st Fun Day a great success. Whether you helped on the day or in the lead up to it, ,sponsored, donated, didn’t charge for events, bought tickets or in any way contributed to this event, Clondrohid Community Hall and the Parents Association are deeply grateful. Almost €4,300 was raised and this was divided equally between the groups. The children in the school will benefit from this funding, and all who use the Community Hall will see the improvements which are ongoing there. At the moment, part of the roof is being replaced and the heating has also been upgraded. Well done all.
Muinefliuch News: September 5 the pupils featured in a picture of the vegetable harvest on “big week on the farm” on RTE1. The school had a harvest sale of all the vegetables and fruits they had grown in the garden. They made a presentation in school to Fr. Wickham on Sept 17, giving him a photo book including many great celebrations during his 14 years in the parish. The children also made lovely cards and a prayer. Fr. Wickham spoke about his fond memories in the school. Colm O’Callaghan, local Eire Óg player, brought the minor and U20 All Ireland football cups to the school. The pupils got a chance to ask many questions about training for an All Ireland. A great day was enjoyed by all!
G.A.A.News: Clondrohid u16 team played rivals Aghinagh in the semi final of the championship. Weather conditions were poor and Clondrohid were slow to get going. Aghinagh led by 1 -02 to 2 points after 20 minutes but then our boys got going and it was Clondrohid 5 points Aghinagh 1-03 at halftime. After the break, Clondrohid kicked some great points and with some great defending,led by 2 points with a few minutes left in the game .Aghinagh threw everything into attack but Clondrohid won on a scoreline of 13 points to 2-05. We are now looking forward to the final against Ahane Gaels venue and date to be confirmed. Congratulations to all concerned.
Clondrohid Under 12s played Oliver Plunkett's in a great game and started strongly with a point and two goals. Their lead at half time was 2 goals 4 points to Plunkett's 3 points. In the second half Clondrohis scored another goal and 2 points, but then Plunkett's got some good scores and the final result was Clondrohid 5 goals 6 points to Oliver Plunkett's 3 goals 6 points. Congratulations and thanks to all involved.
All Ireland Cups Visit Schools: Great excitement at the three local schools on Sept 19 as the All Ireland and Munster under 20 Cup as well as the All Ireland Minor Cup were on show. Great to see these Cups at the schools and great for the kids to look up to and see what can be done with hard work. Special thank you to Colm O’Callaghan (under 20) Bobby O’Dwyer (under 17) and our own three locals, Aidan Kelleher, Paddy and Barry Corkery for their involvement with the inter-county teams.

Uíbh Laoire Notes.

Liz Lucey Event. The organising committee of the fundraiser have recently announced that the total raised this year was €20,660 and this was presented to Ann O’Mahoney for Marymount Hospice. The committee thank all involved for their support this year and for the past 10 years when a grand total of over €150,000 has been raised by the event which was centred in Inchigeela and which had strong support locally and from outside the parish. The organisers have decided that this will be the final event run by them but many have suggested that it would be an opportunity for some other group to continue the good work or to fundraise for another cause.
Croí na Laoi Meeting. At its recent meeting, the chairman, Dan Kelleher, thanked all who supported the Big Bingo night to raise funding for a defibrillator for the area. €500 was raised and with your support, the coffee and cakes get-together in the Hall after the Masses on the 19th and 20th of October will go a long way towards providing this valuable electronic device that is used in the event of a cardiac arrest. The meeting heard of plans for a school wildlife garden project, and plans were made in the campaign to eradicate the Japanese knotweed. Great news from the Tidy Town results! A further 12 points have been awarded to Inchigeela village and surrounds for 2019. Congrats to the Tidy towns volunteers and to all supporters, and to the scheme men for their efforts.
Apartment Available. A senior citizens flat has become available at Cuan Barra in Ballingeary. Any-one interested in renting this flat should apply in writing, to Caitriona Ni Chéilleachair, secretary, Cuan Barra, Ballingeary before 10th of October.
Gougane Barra. A large crowd filled the island in Gougane Lake last Sunday to honour Saint Finbarr, who lived there in the 6th Century. In beautiful Autumn sunshine, Mass was celebrated by the newly ordained Bishop of Cork and Ross, Fintan Gavin, assisted by our PP, Fr Anthony and former PP Canon Martin and other priests of the diocese. Bishop Gavin spoke on renewal and inclusion as his main aims in his diocesan work. After Mass, the crowd gathered around the new Bishop, welcoming him and wishing him success in his ministry.
Club Óige. Tá cruinniú eagraithe i mBéal Átha chun clárú a dhéanamh agus an an club óige a thosnú arís - October 4th An halla 7.00pm
Bun Club. Do ranganna 2 go dtí 6 clárú agus eagrú An halla-7.30 pm 4ú Deire Fómhair.

Daonscoil an Fhómhair 2019

Tionólfar Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGuagán Barra 4 – 6 Deireadh Fómhair (Oct.) 2019. ‘Sé téama na daonscoile ná: Amhránaíocht Dhúchasach Mhúscraí agus Traidisún Béil na Mumhan – Filíocht & Ceol, Lúibíní & Agallaimh Bheirte, Saibhreas Teanga, Léachtaí Scoraíocht.
Clár. Dé hAoine 4ú 6.30in Dinnéar san Óstán 8.30p.m. Oscailt Oifigiúil ag Seán Óg Ó Duinnín agus ina dhiadh, beidh comóradh ar an Amhránaí Seán-Nóis Máire Ní Chéilleachair le hóiche go maidin.
Dé Sathairn 5ú 10.30rn Léacht le Seán Ó Laoi - Stair na Gaeilge i gCathair Chorcaí 1960-2019 12.30 p.m. Lón Éadrom san Ostán 1.30in-3.00in Lúibíní agus Agallaimh Bheirte - cur i lathair ar thraidisiún béil na lúibíní agus na n-agallamh beirte 3.00in Cupán Tae - Tigh Uí Chróinín 3.30in-4.30in Ceardlann Rince le Pádraig Ó Loingsigh (Siúlóid sa Ghuagán d’éinne nach bhfuil spéis acu sa rince) 4.30in-5.30in Seisiún Traidisiúnta le Ceoltoirí Óga 6.00in Aifreann na Daonscoile san Aireagal 7.00in Dinnéar 8.30in Léacht le Eamonn Ó Bróithe: Cad is Sean-Nós ann? 9.45in Scoraíocht le hEibhlís Uí Thuama
Dé Domhnaigh 6ú 10.30rn ‘Saibhreas Teangan’ comhrá faoi chanúint Mhúscraí áisithe ag Domhnall Ó Loingsigh 11.30rn Amhráin Mhuscraí 12.30in Lón 1.30in Scaradh na gCarad.

Dán Nua

Beidh ócáid speisialta chun an dán 'Scoil Réidh na nDoirí', a scríobh iarscoláire, Donncha Ó Donnchadha, a nochtadh go hoifigiúil ar an Domhnach, 6ú Deireadh Fómhair. Beidh Aifreann sa séipéal i Réidh na nDoirí ar dtús ag 9.30, le hóráid ó Dhonncha féin maidir lena chuimhní scoile thíos ag an scoil ina dhiaidh. Beidh soláistí ar fáil istigh sa scoil ina dhiaidh sin. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.
There will be a special occasion to mark the official 'unveiling' of the poem, 'Scoil Réidh na nDoirí', written by past pupil Den O'Donoughue, on Sunday October 6th. There will be Mass as usual in the church in Réidh na nDoirí, followed by an account by Den of his school days, down at the school afterwards. Refreshments will be served in the school afterwards. Everybody is welcome to join us.

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Na Bainisteoirí, Bobbie O’Dwyer, James McCarthy agus Micheál Ó Cróinín ar chuairt go Scoil Abán Naofa le Corn na Mionúirí agus Fé 20 © An Scoil.

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

Culture Night 2019. September 20, Ballyvourney library was delighted to host Niamh Ní Lochlainn and Ashley O’Neal, two local authors. They read from their own works and others and a lively discussion followed regarding the influence of women in Irish culture historically. Thanks to Niamh and Ashley for volunteering their time to make Culture Night in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne a great success.
Weather. Between Indian Summers, status yellow rain warnings and hurricane Lorenzo lurking in the background, the weather is giving us a lot to talk about, as it always has been. How do I know this? Well there is a book here in Ballyvourney library called “Looks Like Rain – 9,000 Years of Irish Weather” written by Damian Corless. It’s an interesting and sometimes humorous account that picks out incidents when the Irish weather – generally bad – changed the course of Ireland’s history. It looks like our weather hasn’t changed much since the time of the Romans either! It’s just one of a number of books available on the weather and meteorology.
New Stock. The non-fiction section of Ballyvourney Library has been re-stocked recently. There are lots of new cookery, gardening, DIY, history, self-help and parenting books available. A number of new autobiographies and social interest titles and, just in time for you to start planning your 2020 Summer holiday, we have a great selection of travel books. Of course the fiction section has had some new arrivals too, the most popular being Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” – it’s in big demand!
Beidh Labhair Linn sa Leabharlann ar súil ar 4ú agus 18ú Deireadh Fómhair ag 10.30 r.n. Bígí linn le haghaidh cupán tae nó caife agus roinnt comhrá éadrom. Our Creative Writing Group, under the expert eye of Writer in Residence Denyse Woods, will reconvene on 10th October. We are half way through the Writer in Residence Programme and it has been a great success. Hopefully, when the programme ends in Ballyvourney Library, the group will continue to meet and write and share their ideas.
There has been a lot of information recently on the advantages of reading to your children. It develops their imagination and sense of wonder and increases their vocabulary. In addition, reading supports logical thinking and problem solving skills, and improves communication skills. Most importantly, it gives you and your children time to share together. Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne has a wonderful range of read aloud books, story books, adventure books and interesting facts books. Just 10 to 15 minutes of reading with your child can have a wonderful impact. Hopefully we will also have some children’s story times coming up soon in the library. Information posters will be in the window as soon as plans are finalised.

Macra Matters

Congratulations to Aghinagh Macra Ladies football team who overcame Donoughmore in the final of the Muskerry round competition and will now advance to the All-Ireland finals. They are: Marian Coakley, Ellen Coakley, Mary O’Leary, Lauren Manning, Brid Cotter, Moira Twomey, Irene O'Callaghan, and Aileen Corkery. The ladies team will be joined by Aghinagh Macra Men’s football team, who are set to compete in the All-Ireland National Football Finals next month in Kerry. The Ladies team are going for the back to back, two in a row All-Ireland titles, while the Men’s team will try to win the title for a second time after their last triumph in 2016. Everyone at the club wishes both teams the very best of luck as they try to clinch the double. As the new year begins, the club is looking forward to competing in many more sporting competitions, and so new members are always welcome. Contact us on Facebook or Instagram @Aghinagh Macra.

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Joan Cronin (granddaughter) and family at the Abbey hotel during the 6th annual Dr Lynch gathering recently. © Connie Cronin.

1580 Remembered in Coachford

A plaque will be unveiled at Áth Ridire (Aughariddera) Bridge, Rockgrove /Carrigathou, Coachford on Sunday 13th October at 3pm. This is the latest in a series of Heritage Trail plaques by ACR Heritage (the Heritage Committee of ACR Community Council). The plaque will commemorate the battle which took place here on 4 August 1580, during the Second Desmond Rebellion, as between the MacCarthys, Lords of Muskerry and Sir James FitzGerald of Desmond. Locally resident members of the McCarthy and FitzGerald families will perform the unveiling on the day. Car parking will be available nearby, with a short walk to the bridge itself. All are welcome, but ensure to dress appropriately for the weather, as this is an outdoor event. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact 086-0456554 for details or directions.
History

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Pat Donegan, Maureen Foley and Jimmy O'Donoghue at Kilmichael P & P's Garden of Remembrance. ©Con Kelleher

 Kilmichael Pitch & Putt Club (1979-2019)

On the 27th Sept. 1979, a group of enthusiasts attended a meeting in Terelton National School for the sole purpose of forming a Pitch & Putt Club. It was a daunting task as the site they had in mind was an overgrown, disused turf bog at Annahala, Kilmichael. The grounds, originally the property of the Godsil family, were acquired by the ESB as part of the Lee Hydro Electricity Scheme. Kilmichael GAA Club leased the un-flooded part of the land and developed a football pitch, leaving about five acres that they did not require. This was the site those who attended the meeting at Terelton had in mind. At that gathering it was agreed to form a Pitch & Putt Club and the following Officers elected: Chairman Michael Barry Murphy, Vice-Chairman Seán Horgan, Secretary Dermot Foley and Treasurer Paddy Foley.
The P & P Club sought help from Agricultural and Horticultural advisers and work began in the lay-out of the course and forming the greens. A digger was hired, and much reclamation work was carried out for the modest sum of £45. Local farmers such as William Harrington, Dan and Con Hallihan, Tommy Murphy and Simon Foley gave their tractors free gratis for the movement of earth etc. Incidentally, the topsoil for the greens and for other parts of the course was procured from the foundation of the nearby Dairygold factory (now Danone) which was being constructed at that time. Since then a lot of drainage work has been carried out, with sprinklers installed after a well was dug and a deep-well pump fitted. In 1985 it was proposed to build a Clubhouse for which Southern Homes were contracted. The total cost, including foundation, was £20,000. It was officially opened in 1987.
The first Club competition was held in the spring of 1981 and was won by Dan Foley, with his brother Paddy, a close second and Simon Foley third. It wasn’t until 1982 that the 18 greens were completed and this was complemented by the erection of a machinery shed. The Club registered with the Pitch & Putt Union of Ireland (PPUI) in 1982, which meant that members could compete in any competition in Ireland. Kilmichael’s first success was in 1983, in a West Cork competition. This competition was a well established annual event. In 1985, Kilmichael held its first “Open” under PPUI rules when 13 clubs from Cork took part. In recent years, clubs from many Irish counties as well as from overseas take part in the Kilmichael “Open”.
At competitions, Kilmichael was now a club to be taken seriously. In 1986 Kevin Sheehan won the Lota Bowl and Tadgh Lyons won the P.J. Bell trophy, both major events in the PPUI calendar. A team consisting of Dan Foley, Richard Ring, Peter Creed, Con Hennigan and Paddy Foley won the County Strokeplay at Douglas. At Munster level, a team consisting of Sheila Sheehan, Maureen O’Leary, Sean O’Leary and Seamus Gallagher won the Bank of Ireland Mixed Foursomes at Killarney in 1988. This feat was repeated in 1989 with a team consisting of George and Sheila Sheehan, Julie Foley and Seamus Gallagher. In 1986, at a juvenile League, Julie Foley won the overall individual category. Also, in 1986, Kilmichael was the venue for the Munster Junior Qualifier in which Seán Horgan was the runaway winner. In 1989, Geraldine Cotter was runner-up in the County Junior Match-play. In 1990 Kilmichael won the West Cork League, and brought the County trophy home, having beaten the East Cork League winners. In 1991 Mary O’Sullivan was the first Kilmichael Lady to win an individual County title which was played in Fermoy, and Helen Horgan was runner-up in the County Match-play. In 1992 Julie Foley won the Ladies’ County Intermediate Stroke-play.

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May 1986, Southern Star report on Kilmichael’s new 18 hole course©Con Kelleher
Kilmichael P & P Munster Mixed Foursome winners 1988. From left: Liam Houlihan, President P.P.U.I., Seamas Gallagher, Sheila Sheehan, Dan Foley, Club Captain, Denis Kirby B. of I., Maureen and Sean O'Leary. ©Con Kelleher

In 1993 Tony Hallihan won the County Intermediate Strokeplay. In the same year Ann Barrett won the Munster Ladies’ Stroke-play, and Mary Kiely was Intermediate Runner-up, and a team consisting of Dan Kiely, Tony Hallihan, Kevin Ronan, Dan Cronin and Tony McSweeney won the Intermediate event. Jack Lynch was the Junior Champion, played at Ballineen the same year. In 1994 Maureen Foley was 3rd in the All-Ireland Ladies’ Stroke-play in Dublin. Also, in 1994 Ann O’Driscoll won the County Intermediate Match-play and her son Mark won the County Senior Match-play; in the same year Mark also won the Kilmichael Horgan Brothers’ Scratch Cup. Neil Kiely qualified for Senior National Stroke-play on two occasions, as well as qualifying for Munster Stroke-play competition. Neil won the Horgan Brothers’ Scratch Cup on three occasions. This is a major event in the Kilmichael calendar as top players from the four Provinces as well as overseas competitors take part. Michael Vaughan qualified on a number of occasions for Provincial and National events. In 2011 Dan Kiely was overall winner of the National Seniors’ (over 55’s) Intermediate Championship. There were many other Kilmichael winners in more recent years, too numerous to mention here, who have brought success to the Club.
For many years, Dan Cronin and P.J. Curtin have held positions in PPUI at County, Munster and National levels. We express our sincere thanks to the voluntary club members who, week after week, keep the course and the clubhouse in the condition it is in today. Many special events are being held this year, 2019, to celebrate 40 years of the club’s existence. A rose garden titled “Garden of Remembrance” is in place in memory of the many members who formed and developed the club, and the many people who played on the course over the years, but who are no longer with us. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a n-anamacha. Hopefully, you will see a wildflower garden in bloom in the course next year.
The present Officers are: President, Maureen Foley; Chairman; Sean O’Leary; Hon. Secretary, Frances O’Riordan; Hon. Treasurer, Dan Cronin; Captain, Philip Dawson, P.R.O. Ann Barrett.
By Sean O’Leary

Advertorial

Divorce and the Family Farm

Dear Karen, I was raised by my grandparents after my father’s death in a farm accident when I was very young. My mother moved to England soon afterwards and I haven’t had much contact with her since then. My grandparents were appointed as my Guardians and I inherited the family farm upon my grandfather’s death in 2006 as I am their only granddaughter and my father was their only child. There is a Right of Residence reserved for my grandmother in the family home. I had a very happy childhood and I am very grateful to my grandparents for their sacrifices. In 2016, I married an Engineer from a town nearby. He moved into the farmhouse as my grandmother has arthritis and cannot manage as well as she used to around the house. My husband kept his job and has very little to do with the day-to-day running of the farm. We haven’t been getting along and I worry that if choose to divorce my husband that he will have a claim to my farm. My family have been running this farm for generations and I don’t want to lose it. What is likely to happen in the event that we do divorce?
Dear Reader,
I am so very sorry to hear this. What happens to the family farm in the event of a marriage breakdown is a crucial issue among farmers in recent years and it is one I receive queries about more and more year after year. Since the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996, came into force, the Irish Courts have granted over 100,000 divorces.
One of the key issues the parties must consider when applying for a Divorce or entering into a Separation Agreement is the division of assets. For farmers such as yourself, the main assets are usually the family home and the family farm. The Court in Ireland can order assets to be transferred or sold in the event of a Judicial Separation or a Divorce. This is done to ensure that adequate or “proper” provision is made for both parties and of course for any children that arise from that relationship. Sometimes, the only option may be for lands to be sold in order for capital to be raised for the purchase of an alternative home for the spouse and any children.
It is important to remember that Divorce does not automatically entitle a spouse to half of anything. It is hard to put a figure on proper provision as it varies from case to case and it takes into account a number of factors such as the financial means of the spouse in question and the financial needs of any children involved. In the event of a marriage breakdown, I would advise you to seek the legal advice of a Solicitor as soon as possible to ensure that the family farm is adequately protected. A spouse can claim that they contributed to the farm in some way by either physical or financial means.
It is often a good idea to attempt to reach an agreement on the division of assets before it ends up in a Courtroom. The family farm causes major difficulty in Divorce cases as it is usually the primary or oftentimes even the sole source of income. Agricultural land also has a considerable capital value but on the other hand it has a limited earning capacity. It is rarely a sustainable option to divide the family farm as most farms in Ireland are too small to be divided with both parties achieving a viable income.
One option would be to raise a lump sum to provide the other spouse with the means to find alternative accommodation. This can also be done by means of obtaining a Mortgage or by investigating whether some portion of land can be sold without impacting the running of the family farm. Perhaps enquiries could be made to the relevant Planning Authority to see if Planning Permission could be sought for sites. It is important to be able to provide the Court with either a number of viable options or a mutual agreement on how to divide the assets as otherwise the Court may have no choice but to grant an Order for part or all of the farm to be divided or sold.
To a farmer, the family farm can be their home, their identity and their place of work. The threat of losing this or have it be divided up by Divorce proceedings can be incredibly distressing and it is important to ensure that you seek legal advice as soon as possible and try to put in place an agreement to ensure that the family farm can be saved.
Karen Walsh, from a farming background at Grenagh, Co Cork, is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Telephone: 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.
YOUNG WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER
NETWORKING & INFORMATION DAY

“Breast Cancer patients under the age of 45 often feel isolated when they are diagnosed, and more especially in our cancer treatment units where they are very often the youngest on treatment. The main aim of Cork ARC Cancer Support House networking and information day is to reduce this isolation and fear.” Professor Seamus O’Reilly.
Cork ARC’s Young Women with Breast Cancer Networking & Information Day (for women with breast cancer under the age of 45) takes place on Saturday 12th October, 9.00 am - 3.30 pm at Cork ARC’s newly renovated centre on Sarsfield Road.
This day will be a dedicated space for young women affected by breast cancer to meet with other women going through a similar experience as well as hear from clinical experts on topics such as advances in treatment, surgery, screening and reconstruction, genetics, fertility and sexuality.
A panel of Breast Care Nurses will also join a question and answer session. There will be information stands on the day from suppliers relevant for breast cancer patients.
Fiona Moriarty, Cork ARC’s Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor who is organising the day is passionate in ensuring that this day provides a space for young women to hear from clinical experts, and meet with other women who are in the same situation, and to create a community of support through Cork ARC Cancer Support House.”
Booking is essential through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 021 4276688.
The day is offered free of charge, and will be hosted in Cork ARC’s new state of the art centre, in the more spacious, private and accessible location of Sarsfield Road, just off the main Sarsfield roundabout on Cork’s South Ring Road.
Hosted by Fiona Moriarty, Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor at Cork ARC
Presenters:Professor Seamus O’Reilly, Medical Oncologist; Michael O’Farrell, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cancer Genetics; Yvonne O’Meara, Systemic Psychotherapist; Mr. Martin O’Sullivan, Consultant Surgeon; Dr. Moya McMenamin, Consultant Obs/Gynae CUMH
Information Stands: The Wig Clinic / Hair Counsel at Glanmire Hair Studio / Supreme Silhouette / Belissima/ The Lymph Clinic / Valerie’s Breast Care / Browtique / Brown Thomas Cosmetics/ Citizens Information / Cork Dragons / Bravehearts Choir

Sports Mad

Cork County Football and Hurling Championships 2019

Senior Football Championship
Quarter Finals
A Nemo Rangers 1-12 St Finbarrs 0-8
B Ballincollig 0-9 Douglas 1-12
C Duhallow 2-15 Clonakilty 0-12
D Newcestown 0-9 Ilen Rovers 0-4
Semi Finals:
Nemo Rangers v Douglas
Duhallow v Newcestown
Douglas 1 – 12 Ballincollig 0 - 9
Ballincollig made a disappointing exit from the senior football championship at the quarter final stage, going under to Douglas at Páirc Uí Rinn. Ballincollig will look back on this defeat with regret as it was a game they could have won if they had taken their chances. ‘The Village’ missed golden goal opportunities in the first half and again in the second half, chances which had they been availed of would have killed off the Douglas challenge long before the Douglas goal which came seven minutes from time.
Darren Murphy opened the scoring for Ballincollig and when Douglas replied with three points in a row, back came the Mid Cork side with points from Cian Dorgan and JP Murphy to level matters again by the end of the first quarter. Ballincollig missed a gereat goal cjhance before Douglas went back in front, Cian Dorgan equalised on 20 and the Douglas goalkeeper twice denied Ballincollig with outstanding saves. The sides were still level at the break, Darren Murphy adding two further points to his tally and Gary Comerford getting the other.
Douglas went back in front on the restart with two further points, but Ballincollig were out of luck with goal shots. Cian Kiely saw a fierce drive rebound off the Douglas crossbar, Gary Comerford had a shot stopped by the goalkeeper’s face and Douglas, relieved and energised by their good fortune, went a further point clear, 0-10 to 0-7 at the three quarter stage. Cian Dorgan cut the deficit with a point, the first score for Ballincollig in the second half, but in the 53rd minute Douglas opened the Ballincollig defence and finished the move with a goal which put paid to Ballincollig hopes of a championship title this year.
Ballincollig scorers: C Dorgan 0-4 (0-3f), D Murphy 0-3, JP Murphy and G Comerford 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons: Noel Galvin, Liam Jennings, Killian Coleman: Luke Fahy, Colm O’Connell, Cian Kiely: Seán Kiely, Peter O’Neill: John Paul Murphy, Paddy Kelly, Colin Moore: Gary Comerford, Cian Dorgan, Darren Murphy. Subs: Kevin Browne 36, Ciarán O’Sullivan 45, Dara Dorgan 59.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship
Quarter Finals
Na Piarsaigh 2-9 St Michaels 1-14
Cill na Martra 0-13 Kanturk 3-8
Bantry Blues 1-13 Bandon 1-13 draw
Éire Óg 2-16 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1-11 v
Semi Finals:
St Michaels v Kanturk
Bantry Blues v Éire Óg

Kanturk 3 – 8 Cill na Martra 0 – 13
Two years have passed since Cill na Martra last lost in championship football but the dreaded day arrived for the 2018 county intermediate champions at Millstreet on Saturday afternoon last when in simply dreadful weather conditions a physically stronger Kanturk side deservedly prevailed and so earned their passage to the county semi final and a meeting with St Michaels. Kanturk started well but were reined in by a Cill na Martra rally which had the Gaeltacht side only a point in arrears at the break and then in the lead for most of the third quarter. The outcome however was decided in two vital minutes in the middle of the half when Kanturk got in for two goals and opened up a five point lead. In the prevailing weather, torrential rain driven by a strong diagonal wind, Cill na Martra were faced by an enormous challenge and try as they did, they just could not get the goal they needed to get back in contention and Kanturk managed to hold on, albeit under pressure to the end.
Kanturk came into this quarter final game not having been in action since defeating Castletownbere in late April in a 1st round replay, Cill na Marta had the benefit of a recent 3rd round win over Macroom to sharpen them. The Muskerry Gaeltacht team are on the light side however and when the heavens opened shortly after the throw prediction was that conditions would favour Kanturk, a team with physique allied to athleticism, and these predictions proved correct.
Kanturk got the perfect start with a point from Paul Walsh within ten seconds of the throw in and Ian Walsh and Daniel O’Connell added a point apiece before Cill na Martra opened their account with a point from a Mike Ó Deasúna free in the 7th minute. Kanturk were on top at midfield through Aidan Walsh and Dan O’Connell and despite playing against wind and slope had Cill na Martra on the back foot and two further points from O’Connell , a Cork U20 All Ireland hero, had increased their advantage to four points by the 12th minute. Cill na Martra then hit a purple patch and fought back to equality by the 21st minute. Daniel Ó Duinnín, who had an impressive first half, was denied by the crossbar in the 13th minute but Shane Ó Duinnín kicked two points in succession, Daniel then found the range and when Mike Ó Deasúna pointed a free the sides were tied at 0-5 each. Kanturk struck back with a superb goal, Ryan Walsh parting to Aidan Walsh in full flight and the former Cork star billowed the net with a smashing strike from close range in the 25th minute. Back came Cill na Martra again as the rain bucketed down and points from Tadgh Ó Corcora and Mike Ó Deasúna had the margin between the teams down to the minimum at the break, 1-5 to 0-7 in favour of the Duhallow men who were not flattered by their narrow lead and would have the wind behind them in the second half.
Cill na Martra introduced Damien Ó hUrdail into attack for the second half and the substitute had his side level within a minute of the restart and in front two minutes later. Ian Walsh equalised for Kanturk but Seán Ó Céilleachair came forward to shoot the Muskerry men back in front in the 42nd minute and Cill na Martra were giving as good as they got at this stage. In the 42nd minute however Kanturk struck for a second goal, Daniel O’Connell planting the ball in the lower corner of the net from close range and in less than two minute, following a goalmouth scramble, Ian Walsh booted home to leave Kanturk leading now by 3-6 to 0-10 and in a very strong position.
Damien Ó hUrdail got a point back for Cill na Martra within a minute but conditions were dreadful now and stalemate ensued, broken by a Kanturk point from a Mark Healy free after ten minutes. Cill na Martra battled on and Martín Ó Conchuir reduced the points gap to four once again in the 56th minute and as the game went into injury time Mike Ó Deasúna pointed a ‘45’ to leave only a goal between the teams and Cill na Martra were trying desperately to find their way through the massed Kanturk defence. It was the Duhallow men who secured the next score, a point from wing back Lorcan O’Neill, and that score finished any hope the Gaeltacht men had of saving the day. Most would agree that Kanturk were the better side on the day after a game of remarkable quality in the conditions.
Scorers: Cill na Martra: M Ó Deasúna 0-4, (0-2f, 0-1’45’), D Ó hUrdail 0-3, S Ó Duinnín 0-2, D Ó Duinnín, T Ó Corcora, S Ó Céilleachair, M Ó Conchúir 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Daire MacLochlainn, Graham Ó Mocháin, Eoin Ó Loinsigh: Seán Ó Foirréidh, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Sean Ó Céilleachair: Gearóid Ó Goillidhe, Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe: Daniel Ó Duinnín, Micheál Ó Deasúna, Danny Ó Conaill: Ciarán Ó Duinnín, Tadgh Ó Corcora, Shane Ó Duinnín. Subs: Damien Ó hUrdail for F Ó hEaluithe, Colm Ó Laoire for S Ó Foirréidh 36 , Martin Ó Conchuir for C Ó Duinnín, Maidhchí Ó Duinnín for S Ó Duinnin 45.
Éire Óg 2 – 16 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1 – 11
Éire Óg were impressive in winning their passage to the county Premier intermediate football championship semi final and will face Bantry Blues with confidence after this display. Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh had not been in championship action since April; Éire Óg having lost their first round game against Cill na Martra had been sharpened by wins in August over Aghada and Newmarket and as well, many of their footballers are also seeing weekly action with the club’s hurlers. Éire Óg have outstanding forwards in Daniel Goulding and the Cork U20 duo Colm O’Callaghan and Jack Murphy and at midfield Ronan O’Toole is beginning to dominate as one would expect from a Cork senior footballer. Their defence is predominantly young, strong and mobile, and steady under pressure.
The weather at Macroom was awful, the rain falling for the duration of the contest was very heavy at times but both sides still managed to play fine constructive football and some of the scores were excellent efforts.
The Éire Óg goals were beautifully taken and both came at vital times. Brian Hurley had the first after eight minutes when Béal Átha were leading by 0-3 to 0-1 after opening in style. The teams traded point for point subsequently but in the run up to half time Béal Átha were back on song and points from Diarmuid MacThomáis and Donagh Seartan had brought them level at 0-8 to 1-5 as half time was nigh. The last minutes of the half saw a massive swing in favour of Éire Óg as first Colm O’Callaghan found the Béal Átha net with a superb dipping shot from fifteen metres out and when Éoin O’Shea tacked on a point before the short whistle, Éire Óg held a valuable four point interval lead after what had been a very evenly contested first half.
Éire Óg started the second half on the attack and never really allowed Béal Átha back into contention again as the rains poured down. Daniel Goulding with two points from play put two goals between the teams by the 38th minute and when substitute Kevin Hallissey and Colm O’Callaghan added two more scores, Éire Óg led by 2-10 to 0-8 at the three quarter stage and were playing with confidence. Donagh Seartan had Béal Átha’s first score of the second half in the 49th minute and his brother Ben struck for a fine goal in the 56th minute to cut the gap to five points but Éire Óg finished with a string of points to re-assert their control.
Scorers: Éire Óg: C O’Callaghan 1-4, B Hurley 1-1, D Goulding 0-5 (0-2f, 0-1’45’), R O’Toole and E O’Shea 0-2 each, K Hallissey and Jack Murphy 0-1 each. Béal Átha: B Seartan 1-0, D Seartan 0-5 (0-3f), D Mac Thomáis 0-4, D Ó Ceallacháin 0-1, A Ó Coinceannain 0-1 (f).
Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher: John Kelleher, John Mullins, Dermot O’Herlihy: Diarmuid Dineen, John Cooper, Daire McCarthy: Liam Sheehan, Ronan O’Toole: Eoin O’Shea, Jack Murphy, Colm O’Callaghan: Daniel Goulding, Denny Murphy, Brian Hurley. Subs: Kevin Hallissey 39, Joe Cooper 47, Michael Corkery 53, Michael O’Shea 55, Donncha Kelly 59.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Gearóid Ó Muirthille: Ciarán Ó Nunáin, Leonard Ó Conchuir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Daire Ó Ceallacháin, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsigh, Matt Ó Riordáin: Eoibn Ó Coill, Ctothuir Ó Loinsigh: Nollaig Ó Laoire, Cian Ó Duinnin, Eanna Ó Duinnin: Donnagh Seaertan, Aindrias Ó Coinceannain, Diarmuid Mac Thomáis. Subs: Barra Ó Coinceannain h/t, Ben Seartan 48, Liam Ó Críodáin 54, Seamas Ó Tuama 56, Liam Seartan 57.

Intermediate Football Championship
Round 3
Kinsale a bye
Gabriel Rangers a bye
Dromtarriffe 0-19 Glenville 2-10
Ballydesmond 1-15 Glanmire 2-9
Glanworth 1-11 Rockchapel 0-6
Millstreet 2-10 Mayfield 1-9
Knocknagree 2-18 Ballinora 1-10
St. Finbarr's 1-8 Aghabullogue 3-9
Quarter Finals:
A Kinsale 0-10 Gabriel Rangers 0-12
B Dromtarriffe 3-9 Ballydesmond 1-15 draw
C Glanworth 3-6 Millstreet 1-13
D Knocknagree v Aghabullogue
Semi Final;
Gabriel Rangers v Dromtatiffe/Ballydesmond
Millstreet v Aghabullogue/Knocknagree

Aghabullogue 3 – 9 St Finbarr’s 1-8
Aghabullogue footballers, last year’s defeated finalists, are through to the quarter final stage of this year’s intermediate championship after a hard won victory over the ‘Barrs at Blarney. Aghabullogue had a great start with Ian BarryMurphy finding the net in the third minute and they led by 1-7 to 1-6 at the break. The vital second goal came at the three quarter stage from the boot of team captain Sean O’Sulllivan, 2-7 to 1-8, and Aghabullogue goalkeeper David Moynihan subsequently denied the Barrs of an equaliser when saving a penalty with the score at 2-8 to 1-8. Ian BarryMurphy wrapped up the win and a meeting with Knocknagree with his second goal just before the final whistle.
Aghabullogue scorers: I BarryMurphy 2-1, S O’Sullivan 1-0, M Bradley 0-4 (0-2f), D Thompson 0-2 (0-1f), E O’Sullivan and T Bradley 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: David Moynihan: Paul Dilworth, Conor Smith, Paudie Twomey: Shane Tarrant, Paul Ring, Billy Casey: Seán O’Sullivan, Seán O’Connell: Michael O’Regan, Ian BarryMurphy, Luke Casey: Mathew Bradley, Evan O’Sullivan, David Thompson. Subs: Niall BarryMurphy h/t, Jack Murphy 41, Michael Dennehy 50, Tadhg Bradley 57, Denis Quinlan 62, Michael O’Sullivan 63.

Senior Hurling Championship
Quarter Finals:
A Imokilly 1-17 Sarsfields 0-10
B St Finbarrs 0-15 Bishopstown 0-14
C Glen Rovers 1-12 Newtownshandrum 0-14
D Carraigtwohill 3-17 Ballyhea 2-16
Semi Finals:
St Finbarrs v Imokilly
Carraigtwohill v Glen Rovers

 Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
Semi Finals:
Kilworth 2-16 Inniscarra 0-15
Blarney 1-18 Fr O’Neills 1-20
Inniscarra 0 – 15 Kilworth 2 – 16
Kilworth will contest the county premier intermediate hurling final against Fr O’Neill’s after a seven point win over Inniscarra at Páirc Ui Rinn. A second Kilworth goal just before the interval was the vital score as it gave Kilworth a one point, 2-6 to 0-11, and Inniscarra were not to lead again as they faced the wind in the second half. Inniscarra have had two big wins in recent weeks against Mallow and Castlelyons but were without their injured Cork defender Seán O’Donoghue, lost key attacker David O’Keeffe after 15 minutes and were wasteful in the first half, shooting six wides. They led by 0-4 to 0-2 in the 11th minute, but Kilworth then struck for their first goal to take the lead. Inniscarra responded well, hitting over six of the next eight points, Michael Coleman on song from frees, while Colm Casey chipped in with two from play. They led by 0-10 to 1-4 by the 26th minute, but Kilworth hit two points and Inniscarra then lost their inspirational centre-back John O’Callaghan through injury. Eddy O’Connor increased the ‘Scarra lead to two points but then they conceded a goal and the lead in injury time.
Kilworth added to their lead on the resumption but then ‘Scarra quickly came back with two points from Eddie O’Connor. Wind assisted Kilworth drove on however and were on top for the remainder of the second half and outscored Inniscarra by nine points to two in that period.
Scorers: Inniscarra: M Coleman 0-6 (frees), C Casey 0-4, E O’Connor 0-3, A McCarthy 0-2.
Inniscarra: John O’Keeffe; Jack O’Sullivan, Brian O’Mahony, Liam Ryan; Con O’Leary, John O’Callaghan, Ciarán Lombard; Andrew McCarthy, Michael Coleman; David O’Keeffe, Conor Buckley, Owen McCarthy; Eddy O’Connor, Colm Casey, Michael O’Connell.
Subs: Shane O’Mahony 15, Stephen Olden 30, Craig Bennett 49, Pádraig Holland 53, D Hughes 59.
Blarney 1 – 18 Fr O’Neill’s 1 – 20
A fantastic second half performance from Blarney in the county Premier Intermediate hurling championship was not enough to claw back an interval deficit of ten points but they certainly gave it their best shot and lost little in defeat with a team of fine young hurlers.
The game began with a bang, each side scoring a goal inside the first two minutes, Shane Barrett for Blarney replying to one from the East Cork side.
Fr O’Neill’s from Ladysbridge then took over and led by 1-13 to 1-3 at the break.
The East Cork side had the first score of the second half but a revitalised Blarney came back strongly after that. Mark Coleman’s long-range free set in motion a series of six points, with Coleman, Alan McEvoy, Shane Barrett, Ray Murphy, Declan Hanlon and Pádraig Power all impressing. Blarney continued to get the scores to eat into the lead and it was down to 1-16 to 1-13 with ten minutes left. Mark Coleman was denied by a fine save but the Cork star did get a point to reduce the deficit to two points but Fr O’Neill’s came back with three points to open up a five point gap with five minutes remaining. Blarney battled on and Alan McEvoy and Declan Hanlon scored to leave two in it in injury time and Mark Coleman sent over a ‘65’ in the 64th minute to cut the deficit to the minimum but it was the closest they came and a late point secured the win for O’Neill’s.
Scorers for Blarney: Mark Coleman 0-9 (0-5 frees, 0-1 ‘65’, 0-1 sideline), Shane Barrett 1-1, Declan Hanlon and Alan McEvoy 0-3 each, Pádraig Power 0-2.
Blarney: Paul Hallissey; Seán Crowley, Paul O’Leary, Alan McEvoy; Joe Jordan, Conor Power, Darragh McSweeney, Peter Philpott, Mark Coleman; Ray Murphy, Patrick Crowley, Declan Hanlon; Keith Costello, Pádraig Power, Shane Barrett. Sub: David Dunlea h/t.

Intermediate Hurling Championship
Quarter Finals:
Éire Óg v Blackrock
Aghabullogue 1-17 Douglas 0-11
Sarsfields 1-13 Argideen 1-10
Cloughduv 1-22 Meelin 1-11
Semi Finals:
Éire Óg/Blackrock v Aghabullogue
Sarsfields 1-11 Cloughduv 1-15

Cloughduv 1 – 15 Sarsfields 1 - 11
Cloughduv, last year’s county junior champions are now through to the county intermediate hurling final after another stirring performance in the semi final at Blarney. Conditions were awful with the rains bucketing down and the Mid Cork men, though wind assisted, did not start well and were in trouble early on as Sars had a goal to lead by 1-2 to 0-2. Thereafter Cloughduv settled down, Mark Verling fired in a goal in the tenth minute and they proceeded to hurl Sars off the pitch for the remainder of the half and led by 1-10 to 1-4 at the break with Brian Verling immaculate from frees. Sars came back strongly in the second half with the wind and rain behind them and did succeed in getting the deficit down to two points but brave Cloughduv stood their ground and late points eased their situation.
Scorers for Cloughduv: Mark Verling 1-2, Brian Verling 0-7 (0-6f), Aidan Murphy 0-2, Donal Corkery, Mark Walsh, Seán O’Connor and Joe Ryan 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: Jonathan Buckley: P O’Sullivan, Brian Ahern, Patrick Buckley: Luiam Kelleher, Dave O’Leary, Eoghan Clifford, James Moynihan, Aodh Twomey: Aidan Murphy, Mark Verling, Donal Corkery: Mark Walsh, Seán O’Connor, Brian Verling. Subs: Joe Ryan 37, Jack Kelleher 42, Ger Ahern 50, Kevin BarryMurphy 61.

 Premier 1 U21 Hurling Championship
Preliminary Round: Douglas 0-21 Na Piarsaigh 0-13
Round 1
A Na Piarsaigh v Midleton
B BALLINCOLLIG v Glen Rovers
C Killeagh Ita’s v Fr. O’Neill’s
D BLARNEY v Duhallow
E Sarsfields 6-21 Blackrock 1-10
F Shandrum 2-13 Bishopstown 0-16
Round 2
G Loser A v Loser B
H Loser C v Loser D
J Loser E v Bishopstown
Round 3
(i) Douglas v Winner H
(ii) Winner G v Winner J
Quarter Finals
1. Winner C v Winner (ii)2. Winner (i) v Winner E
3. Winner D v Winner F4. Winner A v Winner B

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

 Junior B Football Championship - Inter divisional
Quarter final:
A Inniscarra v Bride Rovers
B Urhan v Goleen
C Kiskeam v North Cork
D St Michaels v Ballinhassig or Carrigaline

County U21 Football Championship 2019

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

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

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

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Kitty Walsh, Auld Triangle, presenting the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for August to Colm Casey, Inniscarra, in recognition of his displays in the County Intermediate Hurling Championship. Included are his wife, Aileen, parents, Maureen and John and brothers, John, William and Donal. © Mike English

 Macroom Motors Mid Cork U21 Football Championships

U21 A F champions: Éire Óg (Ballincollig)
U21 B Football Champions: Aghabullogue
U21 C Football (13 a side) Championship Final: Aghinagh v Iveleary
Mid Cork Junior C Football Championship
Quarter Finals;
A Kilmichael v Dripsey
B Ballincollig v Éire Óg
C Gleann na Laoi v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
D Blarney – a bye
Semi Finals:
Winner of A v Winner of B, Winner of C v Blarney

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Gleann na Laoi 3-9 Éire Óg 6-15
Quarter Finals
1 Laochra Óg 1-11 Grenagh 0-10
2 Éire Óg 2-16 Inniscarra 0-18
3 Aghabullogue 1-18 Ballincollig 0-11
4 Blarney v Ballinora
Semi Finals:
Éire Óg v Laochra Óg
Aghabullogue 2-22 Blarney 3-11

Final:
Aghabullogue 0 - 17 Éire Óg 0 – 7
Weather conditions for the Junior B hurling championship final played under lights at Cloughduv were not the best with the rains falling from the throw in but the two teams gave their all nonetheless. Aghabullogue were fancied, and they justified their favourites tag with players like David Moynihan, Jerome Corkery and, particularly, Patrick Finnegan capable of making a huge impact. Aghabullogue led from the start from Finnegan frees
And led at half time on a 0-10 to 0-4 scoreline.
They picked up where they left off when the action resumed and had two additional points from Michael Twomey and Finnegan and they stayed on the offensive. Eire Óg staged a brief fight-back when James O’Shea and Rian O’Shea had points but Aghabullogue got back on top and ran out comfortable winners.
Scorers: Aghabullogue: Patrick Finnegan 0-12 (0-6 frees, 0-1 65) Michael Twomey 0-2 Greg Murphy, Eamon Murphy, Mark Flynn 0-1 each. Éire Óg: Brian Kirwan 0-2 (0-1 free, 0-1 65) Dylan Foley 0-2 John Malone, James O’Shea, Rian O’Shea 0-1 each
Aghabullogue: Donal Twomey: A. Hogan, Dan Twomey, C. O’Connell: B. Buckley, D. Moynihan, J. Corkery: B. Casey, D. Desmond: T. Long, E. Murphy, G. Murphy: M. O’Flynn, M. Twomey, P. Finnegan. Subs: T. Bradley 48, C. Buckley 51, T. O’Leary 57, K. Barry Murphy 59.
Éire Óg: P. Ryan: C. Sheehan, D. Conway, C. Murphy: D Brennan, R. McCarthy, David Brennan: B. O’Shea, J. O’Shea: R. O’Shea, D. Foley, J. Malone: N. Brennan, B. Kirwan, A. O’Riordan.
Subs: C. Buckley 20, D. Cotter 40, F. Sheehan 55, D. Quigley 56, B. O’Connell 58.
Referee: Mr John Horgan, Gleann na Laoi.

 Under 21 B Hurling Championship

Ballinora 1 – 13 St Malachy’s 1 – 12
Grenagh 2 – 6 Western Gaels 0 - 10

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St. Val’s who defeated Naomh Abán in the U14 B League final. ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Muskerry Cup Football

A Donoughmore v Kilmichael
B Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Blarney ch
Quarter Finals:
Kilmichael v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
Clondrohid v Dripsey
Aghinagh v Éire Óg
Cill na Martra v Naomh Abán
Semi Finals:
Clondrohid v Kilmichael/Béal Átha
Aghinagh v Cill na Martra

County Junior Championships

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

County Junior A Hurling Championship
Kilbree 1-18 Clyda Rovers 1-10
Ballinascarthy 2-17 Whitechurch 0-8
Courcey Rvrs 3-6 Harbour Rovers 0-12
Newmarket 4-15 Tracton 1-13
Russell Rovers 2-22 Éire Óg 1-9
Cloughduv 1-11 Carraig na bFear 1-16
Brian Dillons 2-18 Kilbrin 2-12

Quarter Finals:
A Ballinascarthy a bye
B Courcey Rvrs v Carraig na bFear
C Russell Rvrs v Kilbree
D Newmarket v Brian Dillons

Semi Finals: A v B, C v D

Carraig na bFear 1-16 Cloughduv 1 – 11
Mid Cork champions, Cloughduv went down to Carraig na bFear at Ballinora in the opening round of the county championship. Jack Kelleher opened the scoring with an early point and Aodh Twomey levelled the scores at 0-2each in the 5th minute. Points from Glyn Egan, Kevin Walsh and Michael Dunne had Cloughduv three points in front by the 13th minute but then the East Cork finalists hit eight points in a row before Ciarán Canty had a point for Cloughduv in the 29th minute. In the last minute of the half however Carraig na bFear got in for a vital goal which left Cloughduv with a mountain to climb, trailing by 1-11 to 0-7 at the break.
The scoring rate slowed down dramatically in the second half with the side trading score for score. Cloughduv had points from Aodh Twomey and Jack Kelleher to leave the half time gap still prevailing at the three quarter stage, 1-13 to 0-9, a Jack Kelleher point from a free was replied to, as was a Kelleher point rom a ‘65’ in the 57th minute. With time running out the East Cork side had their final point before Cloughduv finally got in for a goal from Glyn Egan to cut the final deficit to five points.
Cloughduv scorers; G Egan 1-1, J Kelleher 0-5 (0-3f, 0-1’65’), A Twomey 0-2, K Walsh, M Dunne, C Canty 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: 1. Conrad Crowley: Kevin McNamara, Tony Dineen, Eoghan Curzon: Luke McCarthy, Donal Cronin, Sean Curzon: Michael Dunne, Aodh Twomey: Kevin Walsh, Ciarán Canty, Darragh Walsh: Glyn Egan, Con Dunne, Jack Kelleher. Subs: Neil Kirk, Aidan Ahern, Luke Elliott, Cormac O'Driscoll, Paudie O'Leary.

Russell Rovers 2 – 22 Éire Óg 1 – 9
Éire Óg, runners up in Mid Cork faced the East Cork champions, Russell Rovers from Shanagarry, in the opening round of the county junior hurling championship at Lisgoold and after a bright start proved to be no match for the Imokilly side. An early goal from Joseph Kelleher helped Éire Óg to a 1-1 to 0-1 lead and only a point separated the teams after ten minutes, 1-4 to 1-3 in favour of Russell Rovers now. Thereafter the East Cork men built on their lead and it was 1-13 to 1-6 by half time. Russell Rovers piled on the agony in the second half, dominating the play and the scoring and ran out easiest of winners at the finish. By way of mitigation for the Éire Óg performance they had lost John Kelleher, Ronan O’Toole and Colm O’Callaghan to their intermediate team since the Mid Cork final and were also without Alan O’Mahony and Fintan Brennan, both unavailable on the day.
Éire Óg: Conor Keane: Seán O’Flynn, Philip O’Sullivan, Donncha Kelly: Cian O’Mahony, Tim O’Leary, Cathal Mullins: Seán Desmond, Denny Murphy: Michael O’Shea, John Dineen, Darragh McCarthy: Joseph Kelleher, Eoin Lyons, Jerome Kelleher.
County Junior B Football – 1st round
Inniscarra 0-9 Bride Rovers 1-13

Macroom u-11s Win League Final

Macroom 2-09 Passage West 3-02
Macroom U11 girls met Passage West in the league final in the Castle Grounds. After a tense opening few minutes with some good scoring efforts missed, Macroom got their first score courtesy of a fine effort from Sonza Mora. Some great combination play from midfielders Maisie Murphy and Clodagh Murray, set up a goal for the impressive Sonza Mora. Macroom now on top in all departments, chipped in with two more points thanks to Maisie Murphy and the hard working Isabelle O’Driscoll. Passage fought back with a goal and a point in quick succession. Two more Maisie Murphy points were added for the Macroom girls to leave the score 1.6 to 1.01 at half time. Passage put on massive pressure after the break and thanks to some great saves from Haleigh O’Shea, Macroom kept them out. Daimhin McKenna and Shauna played their part in the back line to keep them at bay, but after intense pressure, Passage added two goals and a point. Macroom now had their backs to the wall. However, midfielders Clodagh Murray and Maisie Murphy powered them on and a goal from Orlaith O’Brien steadied the ship. Three further points from Clodagh Murray finished the game out. The final score was 2.09 to 3.02. It was a fine sporting game and both managers were very proud of their squads. Manager Concubhar Murray said that some of the girls only started playing football this year and have trained hard since April. He thanked the parents for opening the dressing rooms and for the refreshments after the game for both teams and supporters. He also thanked the Castle Hotel for the reception given to the girls.

Aghabullogue Camogie Blitz

Aghabullogue U8 camogie hosted a Muskerry blitz recently, with teams from Cloghduv, Rockban, Grenagh, and Ballincollig. Fantastic commitment from these young girls in the rain. A very enjoyable morning with great hurling and team spirit on display, followed by some tasty refreshments. Thanks to everyone who helped out, to make the event possible - referees (Aisling, James,Sarah, Julie & Maebhdh) parents, coaches, helpers, visiting teams and supporters. The girls had a great morning, thanks to you all.

Laochra Óg

Our u16 girls togged out in Cill na Martra to play Bride Rovers in the quarter final of B championship Plate. A great performance was given by both teams, with Laochra Óg coming out on top to secure another day out, meeting the winners of Buttevant V Banteer, Date TBC. Our U14 girls were part of the double header in Ballyvourney, meeting Youghal in the quarter final of the plate in the A championship and also coming out on top, now moving on to the semi final to play Ballinora. Congratulations also to the u12 girls on their victory V St Colum’s, now progressing on to the county final. Our u8 girls played a blitz in Blarney against Iniscarra. Our 2 goalies made some great saves. All the girls played really well.

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Naomh Abán fé 15 a bhuaigh i gcoinne St. Val’s i gcraobh an Summer League ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Macroom GAA

Macroom Juvenile GAA action continued this week with the U8s, U10s, U12s and U14s all in action. A huge effort has been put in since the beginning of 2019 from all the players, managers and parents of all Juveniles involved.
Macroom U12’s were in cup action at Kealkil, playing St Colum’s in the Rebel Óg West A Cup semi final. Macroom won on a score line of 2-8 to 4-12 which sees them qualify for the Cup Final against Carbery Rangers on Sunday, October 6th at 5.30p.m. in Clonakilty. This is a huge achievement for the lads, and they would appreciate support for the final.
On the 28th September the U8s travelled to Páirc Ui Chaoimh to take part in a monster GAA blitz. They played three games against Ballyclough, St Nicks and Valley Rovers. The young lads really enjoyed themselves and showed great skills and determination throughout the morning.
Macroom U10s crossed the County Bounds to Kenmare Shamrocks GAA on the same morning to take part in the Mike Maybury football blitz. It was an extremely well run event with all teams being well looked after and enjoying their day. Macroom were successful on the day and captured the Mike Maybury Cup, which was presented to the team by Kerry star, Sean O’Shea.
The U14s played a challenge game against Dromtarriff GAA on Thursday the 29th October in the Castle Grounds under lights. A big effort was put in by all the players and they continue to train Tuesday and Thursday next week.
Macroom minors received a walk over from Ballinora in the U18 Shield completion for 1st round championship losers.

 Macroom FC

Adult Teams. Macroom A moved into second spot in the Premier league following a 4-2 win over visitors, Glenthorn Celtic, at Murrayfield. The opening half was closely contested but in the 35th minute Jack O’Donovan struck to give a half time lead to the hosts. Andrew Hegarty began the second period in blistering fashion. He notched a hat trick in a devastating 10 minute spell. Macroom were then reduced to 10 men and the visiting city side came into the game with 2 goals of their own. Macroom however tightened up considerably and eased to a good win.
In the FAI Junior Cup it was an away trip to fellow Premier league side Innishvilla. Macroom led through Szymon Sanetra (after good John James Healy work) but 2 late goals gave the home side the victory. Macroom were short no less than 10 squad members so, from that point of view, it was a decent effort. Youth team player George Lowrie and B team members Connor Sheward and Daniel Buckley helped bolster the numbers and all performed well.
Macroom B had a big win at the Town Park over Churchvilla to qualify for the semi finals of the President’s Cup. Craig Ronan broke the deadlock midway through the first half with a cracking effort. Macroom continued to push and the in form Darren Dineen doubled the advantage. The visitors pressed and pulled a goal back on the hour mark. Macroom then spurned several good chances. But a late Mike Hourihane run set up Dineen to seal a fine victory. Excellent performance from Damien Hoare, Darren Cullinane, Shane Keane and Cathal O’ Riordan.
The U16 Premier team visited Kinsale and gained a superb 5-2 victory. Goals were flying in during the first half and Macroom notched 4 to Kinsale’s 1. Thomas Morgan’s, Jack Martin, Danny O’Driscoll and Ryan Leahy struck for the away side. Kacper Smardz scored Macroom’s fifth in the second half following a great run and cross from Jesus Roig. The home side got a late consolation but this was very much Macroom’s day. A great performance from the entire squad with Patrick Kelleher to the fore.
Also in U16 Premier, Mallow arrived at Murrayfield having won the division last season. The visitors took the lead on 9 minutes but Macroom gave a great response. Danny O’Driscoll restored parity. Jack Martin then hit the crossbar and he reacted quickest to force the ball home. In the second half the in form O’ Driscoll was again on target when he latched on to Daire McMahon’s through ball to finish well. Mallow pulled a goal back but Macroom recorded another fine win. They now lie in second place in the Premier league. On the back of these excellent performances, Daire McMahon, Daniel O’Driscoll and Ryan Leahy have been called in to the Cork Schoolboys League U16 squad. Best of luck to all.
In U16A Macroom had an ample supply of chances but went down 2-1 to Ballinhassig. Eoin Healy had Macroom ahead on 22, but the visitors equalized just before half time. The aforementioned chances came throughout the second period but Macroom could not find the net. A late penalty saw Ballinhassig take the points and add to Macroom frustration. This was still another good performance though, and surely the results must soon follow.
Macroom boys U12 played their first league game and it was a cracker, ending 4-4 v Innishvilla at the Town Park. To be fair both sides were very well matched and played really well. Scorers for Macroom were Jack Leavy (2), Billy Murphy and Kyle Cronin. The U12 A team continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 0-0 draw away to Riverstown. Scoreless draws in U12 football are probably rare enough but this is good to see. Most will agree there are 2 parts to the game-attacking and defending and both are equally important. Although Macroom had plenty of chances to score, they should be delighted to keep a clean sheet at their own end. Well done to all.
The U13 girls headed to play Riverstown at Glanmire. They gave a fine account of themselves but lost out 3-1. Erin Kelleher was the Macroom goal scorer and there was also a fine performance from stand in keeper Aoife O’ Leary. The U11 girls entertained Passage at Murrayfield and performed well. The U10 boys have also been busy of late with games at home to Corinthians and away to Kinsale. These games are great for the players and everyone is enjoying themselves and learning the game.

Macroom Golf Club

Results: 3rd Sept Seniors Scramble: 1st Jim Nolan/ Ger Linehan/Ann Ryan 43pts
5th Sept Mc Guirks Golf Qualifier: 1st John O'Sullivan(14) 42pts 2nd Moss Moriarty(16) 40pts
5th - 8th Sept Club Classic: 1st Pat Curran(14) Dan Hegarty(13) Flor Mc Carthy(15) 78pts 2nd Charlie Ryan(18) Joe Kelly(18) Margaret Ryan(33) 75pts 3rd William Buttimer(13) Michael Brosnan(18)Michael Brosnan snr(24) 73pts Mixed Charlie Ryan(18) Marie Kerr(18) Margaret Ryan(33) 73pts Ladies Maedbh Loughrey(25) Geraldine Cullinane(28) Kathleen Healy(32) 60pts Gents Cathal O'Sullivan(6)Murphy Cullinane(18) Richard Cullinane(18) 71pts Seniors Tony Duggan(29) Michael O'Leary(18) Paschal O'Keeffe(29) 67pts Non-GUI Michael McCarthy(12) Mark Nugent(13) Michael Twomey(18) 72pts
10th Sept Seniors Scramble1st Mike Lillis\Liam Nash\Ann Ryan 44.4
12th Sept Mc Guirks Golf Open: 1st Darragh Deasy(14) 43pts 2nd William Buttimer(13) 38pts
14th Sept Minor Scratch Cup: 1st Vincent O'Mahony(20) 91 2nd Dan O'Connor(19) 93 Best Nett George Desmond(26) 71
14/15 Sept Open Singles Stroke 1st Tom Fitzgerald(12) 64 2nd Barra Concannon(6) 66 3rd Barry Ronayne(13) 67