Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon.
Tots Time 12 noon – 12.30 Nov. 1.
Ciorcal Cainte: Mon. Nov. 4 at 11.30a.m.
Book Club: Wed. Nov. 6, 11.30a.m.
Macroom Purlies Thurs. Nov. 7, 11 am -1p.m.
Gramophone Recital: Mon. Nov. 11 at 11a.m.
Bridge: Wed., Nov. 13, 11a.m. to 1p.m.
November Exhibition: Work of Jane Cooney.
National Science week Nov. 10 – 17.
Paranormal Activity film. Thurs. Oct. 31. 8.00pm
Lincolnfilm Wed. Nov. 6 at 8p.m.
Redemption Song on Fri. 8th Nov. at 8.30 pm.
Dumb and Dumber film. Wed. Nov. 13 at 8.00 pm
Donal Skehan Kitchen Hero Sun. Nov.17 at 8p.m.
In the House film Mon. Nov. 18 at 8.30 pm
Come as You Are film. Mon. Dec. 2 @ 8.30 pm
Parkrun Free 5km run from Macroom Leisure Centre every Sat. at 9:30am.
Prayers for the Dead: at Clondrohid graveyard on Sun., Nov. 3 at 3pm.
Muskerry Autism Support meeting, Riverside Park Hotel 10 am Thurs. Nov. 7
Card Drive, for SVP in Aghabullogue G.A.A. Hall on Thurs., Nov. 7 at 8.30p.m..
G.S.I. Gathering in the Castle Hotel, Macroom on Saturday, November 9 from 8p.m.
Macroom Flower and Garden Club: Gala Floral Demonstration at Coolcower House on Thurs., Nov.14 at 8p.m.
November Mass: on Fri., Nov. 22 at 7.30pm in St. Colman's Church, Macroom
Ultimate Fight Night: in the Sports Complex, Stuake, Donoughmore on Fri. Nov. 22nd.
Terelton Macra na Feirme Dinner Dance in the Castle Hotel, Macroom, Nov. 30.
The A.G.M. of Macroom Ploughing was held in Coolcower House on Monday October 21. Over 20 members attended, which augurs well for 2014. This year had been challenging for the Macroom Club as it took three attempts to host the CountyFinal due to dreadful weather conditions. The club had to arrange transport to Laois for all the tractors and ploughs of the West Cork competitors. This they did diligently, with the help of 4 Co Ops in West Cork, and this year they were especially grateful to Kelleher Oils, Clondrohid for their transport.
West Cork competitors did extremely well in the All Ireland, coming away with seven 1st prizes and a couple of seconds and thirds. The Macroom branch had 3 members competing, with Matthew Coakley placed 3rd in the Three Furrow and J.J. Delaney placed 3rd in the Horse section and his son Jeremiah placed 3rd in the u 40. Horse. J.J. and his son compete in the Horse section for East Cork.
The election of officers took place and the following were elected: President E. McCullagh; Chairman Connie Buckley; Vice Chairman Daniel O'Riordan; Secretary Rosemarie O'Riordan; Asst Sec. Wm. Lynch; Treasurer Mort Ambrose; P.R.O Dan Floss O'Riordan; Asst. P.R.O. Breda Kelleher; Delegates to the County: Connie Buckley, John Kelleher, Jerry Kelleher, Pat Casey, Daniel O'Riordan. The outgoing chairman, Richard Hinchion, thanked everyone for all their work during the year and for all their help during his reign as chairman, and wished the incoming committee all the best for 2014.
Mid Cork Pilgrimage 2013 to the Shrines of France ©
Local Television (LTV) will be back on air, with an introductory programme, on Wednesday, November 13 at 9.30p.m. and will continue every Wednesday during the winter. Sunday Special, a religious programme, will be broadcast every Sunday at 5.30p.m. and a repeat of the Wednesday programme will follow at 6.30p.m. Programmes from Millstreet – Duhallow area will be broadcast on Thursday at 10p.m., with a repeat on Sunday at 8p.m. With proper tuning, all televisions should be capable of receiving LTV. Work is proceeding to provide better reception in the Rylane and Sliabh Luachra areas and this work should be completed shortly.
LTV is in its 30th year of transmission. The first programme went out in February 1984.
Ellen Healy, winner of the Summer Reading Scheme at Macroom Library, is presented with her prize by James Deane, Macroom Library Branch Manager ©
Remember, Remember, the first of November! That's the day that Tots Time in the Library begins. A mix of Nursery Rhymes and Action songs suitable for preschool children and parents/ carers, it will begin at 12 noon and last for about 30 minutes. Gillian Keller will do the honours! Regular Storytime for older children continues on Saturdays at 12 noon.
Monday 4th : Ciorcal Cainte at 11am with Nora Levis. An hour of conversation 'as Gaeilge' for all levels of Irish speaker.
On Wednesday 6th: Bookclub meets at 11.30. The title for November is 'And the Mountains Echoed' by Khalid Hosseini. There are no vacancies in the bookclub at the moment.
Thursday 7th: The Purlies meet at 11 for 2 hours of knitting and nattering! A friendly gathering with tea and biscuits served in the course of the morning.
Monday 11th: is music morning in the library. It will be hosted by Mary McSweeney and Theresa Tangney. All are welcome to this free event which begins at 11 and ends at 12.30 and during which refreshments will be served.
National Science week is 10th to 17th November this year. Macroom library will host an event in the Briery Gap Theatre with James Soper, whose travelling science show has had some fantastic reviews. Practical experiments with lots of audience volunteer participation, I'm sure it will be enjoyed tremendously by all the school students that will be attending.
Our Exhibition space will host the works of Jane Cooney in November. We have availability for some months in 2014 so contact us at 026 42483 if you would like to showcase between 10 and 20 of your pieces.
First Year Art Students displaying their carved pumpkins at McEgan College ©
'Walk in my Shoes' McEgan College participated in the Mental Health Awareness Programme, 'Walk in my Shoes', on World Mental Health day. The aim of the programme was to raise the awareness of mental health in the school and in the community. In addition to this the programme also tackled the stigma attached to mental health problems, which is a huge barrier for some young people in seeking support. The idea behind the programme was for students to appear in footwear outside their comfort zone of black school shoes. Students sported wellingtons, slippers, odd shoes etc. on the day. €100 was raised under the 'Walk in my shoes' fundraiser and will be donated to St Patrick's University Hospital.
Ger Wolfe takes Jim Murray and Seamus Begley on a trip along the Curra Road during the Murray and Begley concert in the Briery Gap, Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook
Sullane Film Society will present A Hijacking Nov. 4; In the House Nov. 18 and Come as You Are Dec. 2.
A Hijacking: November 4.The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars, a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates. Time: 1 hr. 39 min.
Lincoln film Wednesday November 6 at 8p.m. Admission €5. Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. It covers the final four months of Lincoln's life, focusing on the President's efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.
Mend and Mekedo Theatre Company present Redemption Song by John McKenna on Friday 8th November at 8.30 pm. Tickets €12
Dumb and Dumber film, Wednesday, November 13 at 8p.m. Admission €5. 107 minutes. A pair of dumb friends, Harry and Lloyd, set out on a cross country trip to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner, a beautiful woman named Mary Swanson. However, the duo are unaware of a bigger conspiracy involving Mary and the briefcase, and a pair of criminals involved in the conspiracy attempt to chase Harry and Lloyd down for the briefcase.
Donal Skehan Kitchen Hero The Home Cooked Tour is on Sunday, November 17 at 8p.m. Tickets €20.
Upcoming at Briery Gap: ABBA Forever, Rudolph the Musical, Louise Morrissey, Briery Gap Christmas Pantomime, Babes in the Wood, Patt Shortt, Cara O'Sullivan.
Pretty Woman Cert 15A Wednesday 20th November at 8.00 pm
Django Unchained Cert 18. Wednesday 27th November at 8.00pm
Skyfall Cert 12A. Wednesday 4th December at 8.00 pm. Admission €5. Movie Offer: Ticket/Popcorn/Drink €7.50
ABBA Forever Sunday 1st December at 8.00 pm. Tickets €20 Concessions €15 for groups of 5 or more.
First Year group 2013 at De la Salle College, Macroom. Pic. ©
Muskerry Autism Support Group, which is a registered charity run by parents of children with autism, will be holding regular "coffee and chat" support meeting on the first Thursday of every month in the Riverside Park Hotel , Macroom at 10 am . All parents welcome. Next meeting 7th November 2013 . For further information contact our website Www.peekaboo.ie
St. Olan's Conference, St. Vincent de Paul will hold a Card Drive in Aghabullogue G.A.A. Hall on Thursday, November 7 at 8.30p.m.
Macroom Flower and Garden Club: Gala Floral Demonstration by Brid Coonan, AOIFA, entitled 'The Joys of Christmas', will be held at Coolcower House on Thursday, November 14 at 8p.m. Presented by Brid Coonan, AOIFA, it is a fundraiser for Local Charities and the Floral Odyssey World Show 2014. Admission €10.
Terelton Macra na Feirme, as part of its 60th Anniversary celebrations, is holding a Dinner Dance in the Castle Hotel, Macroom on November 30 @ 7:30, music by the Michael Kennedy Band. Tickets €30 per person or €55 per couple. For further information contact 0861242847 or 0868930486.
Carriganimma Presentations: The presentation of the cheques following the fundraising Run/ Jog/ Walk took place recently at The Pub in Carriganima. Jimmy Murphy, Coordinator, presented €1,000 cheques to Millstreet and MacroomHospitals – accepted by Matrons Lena Kelleher and Rosemary O'Connell. Sincere congratulations and thanks were extended to Jimmy and his magnificent team by the two Matrons.
Bereavement Support. There is a special loneliness for those who find themselves bereaved. Sometimes people find that they cannot burden their families with their feelings of pain, loss, numbness, disbelief, anger etc. The Bereavement group in Macroom provides support, understanding and assurance of being listened to in confidence at this difficult time. Support team members have experienced and processed grief and loss in their own lives and are trained to facilitate those who are now grieving. So why not call to the drop in centres at the Family Centre, Masseytown on the last Thursday of every month 6pm -7.30pm or the Thrift Shop, Main Street on the last Monday of every month 10-30am - 12noon. Telephone; 087 1207476.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: October 15. Jackpot €6,600. Numbers drawn 9, 18 and 29. No winner. €70 Majella O'Neill, Inchigeela; €20 Geraldine Kelleher, Cooavokig; Con Kelleher, Oakwood; Pauline Harrington, Toames; Pat Crowley, The Hermitage; Frank Twomey, West Square.
October 22. Jackpot €6,800. Numbers drawn 4, 11 and 33. No winner. €70 Liam Kelleher, Oakwood. €20 John Hurley, Raleigh; Con O'Keeffe, Lissarda; Noel Crowley, Carrigadrohid; Mary Hurley, Dan Corkery Place; Caoimhe Creedon, Inchigeela.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto. Results Sunday 20th October: Jackpot €4,000. Numbers drawn 10, 29, 30. No winner. €50 Seàn Lehane,Kilvoultra. €20 each to Yvonne Twomey, Shanakiel; Padraig Dineen, Annagannihy; Hugh & Jenny Kelleher, Annagannihy; Brendan Kelleher, C/O, The Làine Bar.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: October 27th. Numbers drawn:4, 18, 27, 28; No winner. €50 John Barry Murphy, Cork; €25 Orlaith McGrath, Aherla; Elaine O'Flynn, Kilcrea; Jack the Joker Éadaoin Fitzgibbon. Next Jackpot €5,700.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 14/10/2013, Jackpot: €3,400, Numbers Drawn: 5 - 23 - 35, No Winner, €40 Sharon O' Leary, €20 Stephen Murphy, Colm & Sarah, Sheila McSweeney, Cait Cronin (Yearly Ticket).
22/10/2013, Jackpot: €3,600, Numbers Drawn: 12 - 27 - 30, No Winner, €40 H. Finnigan, €20 John Dineen, Pat Hennessy, Peggy Looney, John Long (Yearly Ticket).
Welcome Visitor: Cork Hurling manager, Jimmy Barry –Murphy, visited Clondrohid GAA Club recently to see the work that has been put into developing hurling in the parish. In advance, the children in the local primary schools were informed that a special guest was visiting the club and they were to wear their Cork/ Clondrohid colours. Every Friday during the year Clondrohid's underage hurlers aged 8 – 13 train in Clondrohid's Community field. On the night Clondrohid minors had a training session coached by Newcestown's Cathrach Keane. Thanks to the generosity of members of the local community, Cork and Clondrohid flags were flying high, tea and sandwiches were served and goodies for the children were readily available. A great crowd turned up with all the children guessing who the special guest was going to be and then, there was Jimmy Barry Murphy in person. Joe O'Leary greeted him and introduced him to all the teams/ trainers and supporters. He met the management and mentors of the Minors, u13, u10 and u8 hurlers. To the delight of the u 8s, he presented them with medals, as they were finishing their training for the winter. The teams got photographs taken with Jimmy Barry Murphy and many of the players and supporters got his autograph.
Prayers for the Dead: Prayers for our loved ones will be recited at Clondrohid graveyard on Sunday, November 3 at 3pm.
Lotto: Jackpot of €6,600. Bingo jackpot of €1,000. Oct 23. €70 John O'Shea Kilgobnait. €20 Sheila Murphy Ballymakeera; Nora O'Connell, Scrahanard; Kate Lyons, Scrahanard; Sheila Murphy Ballymakeera.
G.S.I.Gathering: Anyone from Clondrohid who worked in G.S.I. is invited to attend a 'Gathering ' in the Castle Hotel on Saturday Nov 9 from 8pm. A nostalgic, chatty evening with finger food is promised. Cost €10 . For more info contact the Castle Hotel on 026/41074.
Self Help Africa: This annual collection will take place in Clondrohid and Carriganima this Saturday / Sunday. Your generosity is much appreciated.
Year of Faith: These discussions continue every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the Fr. Ryan Hall Macroom
November Mass: The mass for all who died during the year in Macroom and surrounds will take place on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm in St. Colman's Church, Macroom
G.A.A.News: Well done to u.10 footballers who defeated Aghabullogue on a score line of 6 10 to 3 06, an outstanding game of football with some great movements. Congratulations to the u 21 hurlers who defeated Blarney on a score line of 2.11 to 2 07, with Blarneys two goals coming late in the game. Well done also to the u 10 hurlers who played in a hurling blitz in Inniscarra, winning 2 of the 3 games, defeating Cloughduv and Ballincollig; some great hooking and blocking.
Hurling County Finals: End of season trip for Clondrohid's under-age players to the County Hurling Finals on Sunday, November 3 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Bus will be leaving Clondrohid Community Hall at 12 sharp. Please text names of those travelling to 086-2729678 . All welcome.
Gaelic Start - A fun introduction to Gaelic Football & Hurling through play! This is a free programme run by Clondrohid GAA for boys & girls in Junior Infants, Senior Infants & 1st Class. Every Saturday in Clondrohid Community Hall from 10am-11.30am. Assistance from parents would be greatly appreciated.
Aisling Barrett, Juliet Murphy and Rena Buckley, fighting fit at the launch of Donoughmore GAA/ Ladies Gaelic Football Clubs' "Ultimate Fight Night" to be held at the Stuake Sports Complex on Friday, November 22. © Mike English.
Donoughmore GAA Club and Ladies Football Club will host a white collar boxing tournament in the Sports Complex, Stuake on Friday November 22nd. The event, entitled "The Ultimate Fight Night", promises spectacular entertainment for young and old, with up to 15 bouts and several intriguing match-ups on the cards. The launch whetted appetites and the rumour mill has gone viral as to the identity of the contestants, but the organisers are keeping a tight rein on the information. Personalities attending the recent launch included Juliet Murphy, Rena Buckley and Aisling Barrett, Cork Ladies All Ireland champions; Ciaran Sheehan, Eoin Cadogan and Daniel Goulding, Cork Senior Football team; Peter O'Mahony and Ian Nagle, Munster Rugby.
Training for the boxers has commenced behind closed doors and preparations are going well under supervision of two men with tremendous boxing pedigrees – Donoughmore's own Gerry Sheehan and "The Aubane Angel", Seanie Barrett. Jerry's son, Graham, is also helping with the preparations. Over the next number of weeks these boxers will discover muscles they never though they had as they tune up for the big night in November. Both clubs are looking forward to what should be a great night's entertainment and the organising committee is working hard to ensure that the night will be a great success and raise much needed finances for both clubs. In the present climate, funds are extremely tight and finance is difficult to raise so this event is vital for the ongoing activities of both clubs.
The night is not just all about boxing. There will be tremendous fun to be had for all on the night and the organising committee are hoping for a huge turnout. Everyone is looking forward to a great night and all involved greatly appreciates everyone's support. Tickets for the event will be on sale over the coming weeks. Numbers are limited so the advice is to grab a ticket while they are still available. So it's - seconds out and round one in Donoughmore– watch out for that left jab.
Donoughmore Basketball Club will launch the 2013 season at Blarney Golf Resort on Friday, November 1st@ 8pm. Also being launched on the night is the new ClubClothingRange from Proteam Sports for the club's 25th anniversary season. New club sponsors, Halcon Cladding will be presented and details of the Anniversary Tournament, which will be held in Donoughmore in April 2014, will be announced. Team Captains and Coaches for the new season will be introduced. All are welcome to the launch.
Fáilte ar ais, Juliet: The pupils and staff of St. Lachteen's N.S. were delighted to welcome past pupil, Juliet Murphy and the Brendan Martin Cup to the school recently. Juliet was accompanied by Frankie Honohan, Cork Selector and Orla Farmer, Cork All Ireland champion. Pupils wore red and white to celebrate and honour this superstar of our time and Juliet was surprised and delighted to see her parents, Michael & Mary, her siblings, Marguerite, Patrick, sisters in laws, nephews and nieces in the audience. Principal, Deirdre McCarthy, spoke of how proud St. Lachteen's are to be associated with Juliet, who, she stated, is dedicated to her sport and family. Juliet spoke to the pupils, encouraging them to focus on their dreams and they will come true. She remembered with fondness her days playing with the boys' school team in Sciath na Scol, and the encouragement and training she received from Master Twomey. Retired teachers, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs O'Hanlon and Bn Uí Chonaill were also in the audience. Master Twomey could not attend. Presentations to Juliet included a framed picture of past visits and a specially commissioned, framed drawing of St. Lachteen's hand by Margaret Keating.
The Class of 2012/ 2013 receive their certificates at Macroom Youth Reach Centre for Education. Also included, Joan Russell, John Fitzgibbon and Connie Foley ©John Delea.
World silver medallist, Christina Desmond's achievements inside the ring were recognised by her selection as the October recipient of the CorkCity and County Youth Award at a function in the Gresham Metropole Hotel. A planned celebratory event for family and associates of Macroom Boxing Club became a sombre occasion as shocked organisers, civic leaders and boxing officers learned of the unexpected death of Christina's mum Helen that morning. At a curtailed ceremony, speakers expressed their profound sense of loss and sympathy was extended to the Desmond family. Deputy County Mayor Martin Coughlan from Macroom led the tributes to the extended Desmond and O'Callaghan families. 'Christina's twin brother Michael is also an All Ireland champion and their versatility is seen from boxing to road bowling to Gaelic football. Christina's idol is Olympian Katie Taylor. Her ambition is to follow the achievements of Katie and maybe some day bring an Olympic gold to Macroom", he said. Cllr. Coughlan added that Christina's achievements have put the relatively new Macroom club on the map under Chairman John Casey and coach Tom Power. The club was founded in 2010, set up in humble beginnings with no home base but now rejoicing in a boxing arena with a full size ring.
Inside the ring, it has been a phenomenal season for 17 year old Christina, winning two All Ireland titles , bronze in the European Championships and silver in the World Youth Championships in Bulgaria. En route to runner up place, the Muskerry Gaeltacht southpaw bettered opponents from New Zealand, China and Turkey, only to succumb by a single point to eventual winner, Gauhar Yermekbay from Kazakhstan.
County Board Chairman Ted Barry accepted the award and paid glowing tribute to Christina's upward spiral in the sport. "Our thoughts are with Christina and her family. From her involvement in camps, her boxing career has taken onto a new level at international level. Never forgetting her home and family, Christina has the strength to go on and savour further success", he said. Macroom Deputy Mayor Cllr Pat O'Connell added his condolences to Christina, dad Criostoir, brother and sisters as did Gresham Metropole Manager, Roger Russell and sponsor John Buckley.
Lá na nGeansaí ag Coláiste Ghobnatan ©An Scoil
Taispeantais Sláinte Intinne Chorcaí. Bhí an-lá ag bliain a cheathair ó Choláiste Ghobnatan le déanaí nuair a d'fhreastail siad ar Thaispeántas i Rochestown Park maraon le daltaí ón a lán scoileanna eile. Fuaireadar léacht faoi mí úsáid alcóil. Chualadar a scéal ó Shane Mullins. Bhí timpiste aige cúpla bliain ó shin nuair a thiomáin sé abhaile ó óiche fhada sa tig tábhairne. Chuaigh an carr ó smacht agus tá a shaol i bhfad difriúil ón óiche sin amach. Bhí sé i gcóma ar feadh ceithre lá. Ní raibh aon mhothú ar an taobh dheas dá chorp ach tá san ag filleadh anois lena lán oibre sa gym. Níl ach radharc i súil amháin ag Shane ón timpiste. Anois téann sé ag taisteal timpeall na tíre ag labhairt le daoine mar gheall ar an timpiste agus an tabhach a bhaineann le caint agus comhrá le linn am deacair sa saol. Chomhairligh sé nach ndéanann sé aon difríocht cé mhéad uair a thiteann tú ach go gcaithfidh tú eirí arís gach am. An motto a bhí ag Sláinte Intinne Corcaigh ná "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we do".
Díospóireacht: D'éirigh go han mhaith le fóirne díospóireachta Choláiste Ghobnatan i rith na seachtaine. B' iad Labhaoise Ní Liatháin (Captaen na fóirne), Sinéad Ní Mhuimhneacháin agus Ellie Ní Sheighinn a bhí i mbun na díospóireachta don bhfoireann sínsir. B'é an rún a bhí i dir láimhe acu ná, "Tá ár bhféiniúlacht mar naisiún caillte againn in Éirinn". Bhíodar ar son an rúin. Tar éis a gcuid oibre agus a gcleachtaidh ar fad roimhe, seolann siad ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad bhabhta eile den gcomórtas, á reachtáil ag Gael-Linn. Go n-éirí go geal leo sa chéad bhabhta eile! Bí mí-adh ar fhoireann sóisir na scoile afách, ach dhein Roza Paterek (Captaen na fóirne), Grace Ní Aináin-Bettayeb agus Colm Ó Meachair éacht lena gcuid oráide fén rún, "Is féidir linne in Éirinn ár muinín a chur sa chéad ghlúin éile." Is cinnte go mbeidh siad thar n-ais an bhliain seo chugainn ar thóir an bhua. "Go bhuaic do chumais"!
Lá na 'Funky bróg: Bhí Lá na 'funky bróg' ar siúl don tseachtain sláinte intinne. Chaith gach dalta péire bróg neamhghnáthach don lá (fiú amháin chaith buachaill amháin péire "flippers" agus chaith buachaill éile bróga déanta as téip). Bhailigh daltaí na hidirbhliaina dhá euro ó gach duine a bhí páirteach sa lá agus ansin chuaigh an t-airgead go dtí an carthannacht "Walk in my shoes". Bhí cead ag gach dalta aon saghas bhróg a chaitheamh ach amháin bútaisí péile agus sálaí árda. Bhí beagnach gach dalta páirteach ann chómh maith le roinnt des na muinteoirí agus is léir gur dhein roinnt daoine sár iarracht chun na bróga is difriúla a chaitheamh.
Peil buachaillí sinsear: Bhí bua maith ag buachaillí peile sinsear sa chluiche ceathrú ceannais an chontae in aghaidh CBS, an Mhainistir Thuaidh i gCarraig a Droichead. Táid tríd go dtí an leath-ceannais anois (céilí comhraic, data agus áit fós le teacht).
Lá na ngeansaí!: Bhí Lá na nGeansaí ar siúl i gColáiste Ghobnatan ar an 11ú lá de Mhí Dheireadh Fómhair. D'eagraigh daltaí bl 5 (Ronán De hÍde, Denise Ní Loingsigh, Eoin De Róiste, Síle Ní Shuibhne, Eadaoin Ní Thuama agus Damien Ó hUrdail) an t-ocáid seo mar chuid den rang CGAT chun airgead a bhailiú le haghaidh GOAL. Bhailigh siad €250 ar an lá. Míle buíochas do gach éinne a thug tacaíocht dóibh.
Seanfhocail na seachtaine: Taithí a dhéanann máistreacht: (Practice makes perfect).
Bíodh briseadh mheán-téarma deas sabháilte ag gach éinne!
Scríte ag Roibeárd De Bhulbh, Emer Ní Dhuinnín, Nóirín Ní Mheachair, Conchur Ó Murchú (daltaí na hidirbhliana).
Representatives of Coachford N.S. which has been awarded an Active School flag. Included are Principal, Sharon O'Driscoll, Ciaran Sheehan, Olive Loughnane and teachers, John Flynn and Michael Horan. ©Mike English .
Aghinagh Macra is starting Fun Training (Walking & Running) on Sunday, November 3 at 3pm, meeting in the Church yard, Ballinagree. Open to everyone of all fitness levels! Would love for you to join us.
The Lord Mayor of Ballinagree, Siobhan Kelleher, along with Aghinagh Macra will be holding dancing lessons every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks from 8-9pm in The Ploughman Bar, Ballinagree, starting on the 6th of November. €3 per person per lesson. Everyone welcome.
A call to establish safeguarding children committees in every parish in the Diocese of Cloyne was endorsed by Bishop William Crean at the Second Biennial Safeguarding Children Conference of the Diocese of Cloyne recently. The conference, whose theme was Safeguarding Children in a Changing World – Meeting the Challenge, heard that the work associated with fully implementing the safeguarding children procedures in the Diocese of Cloyne has impacted significantly on the heavy workload of parish priests. "Parish priests need help now: a parish safeguarding committee established according to a standardized template and comprised of committed and skilled lay people will provide that help," stated Mr. Con Lynch, Chairman of Cloyne Diocesan Safeguarding Children Committee (CDSCC).
The obligation to fully implement safeguarding children procedures was emphasised by keynote speaker Teresa Devlin, interim C.E.O. of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church: "The practice at local level needs to reflect the standards set down in your policy and procedures," stated Ms. Devlin. "The Bishop cannot be present in every parish so he needs to rely on his priests, safeguarding representatives and the lay faithful to be his eyes and ears and working together to safeguard children." Fr. Donal Roberts, described the great assistance that he receives from Macroom Parish Safeguarding Committee which has been operating for three and a half years. In his address bringing the conference to a close, Bishop William Crean thanked the Safeguarding Children Committee for organizing the conference. Stressing the importance of implementing procedures in all their detail, he urged all parishes to establish safeguarding committees. The total attendance was 110 including representatives from 38 of the 46 parishes (including 25 priests) and representatives from groups active in the diocese, the gardai and INTO.More information from: Con Lynch (Chairman) 086/1974427 or Rosarie O'Riordan P.R.O. 022/21009.
Halloween fun at Inchigeela National School ©
With the extended summer weather, Hallowe'en came upon us almost unexpectedly this year. November 1, Samhain, the first day of winter, marked the start of a new year in the Celtic calendar and many of the highly commercial customs that are now associated with Hallowe'en have their roots in mythology and pre-Christian practices. Like many another pagan festival, Samhain was christianised in the 8th century, but it still retains an eerie aura and has a repelling fascination for the young at heart. The ancient Celts believed that all sorts of magical things happened at year's end, the last night of summer, October 31st. Fairies who lived in local forts (liosanna), changed residence on that night and woe betide any humans who ventured out and encountered the fairy horde in transit. The bean sí or witch gave her broomstick its annual pipe-opener and cats – sacred creatures believed to have once been human but transformed because of evil deeds – acted as the witches' navigators as they zoomed through the starry skies.
To counteract these manifestations of evil, the Druids – the Keepers of the Knowledge of the Oak – organised ritual celebrations of which fire was an integral part. To ensure fertility in the new year, the Celts had a wedding feast for a tribal god and a nature goddess. Bonfires, whose ostensible purpose was to ward off evil spirits, were also put to practical purposes as food grown during the year was cooked for the feast. It was expected that changelings, children who had been turned into swans and creatures of the air by evil spells, would regain their human form at Samhain and be re-united with their loved ones.
Ireland's first armed force, the Fianna, lived out of doors from Bealtaine, May-day, to Samhain. During the winter, Fionn and his men were guests of the kings and chieftains and were entertained royally. The great festival was the Feis at Tara, the seat of the high king. It was held every third year and lasted a week, beginning three days before Samhain. The gathering days were spent in bartering goods and law-making and the real celebrations began at Samhain, with feasting, games, music, storytelling and pagan rituals.
Christianity added rather than detracted from Samhain's spiritual dimension. Suffering a change of name, to Holy Eve, soon corrupted to Hallowe'en, the night before All Saints' Day, it marked a period when Christians were exhorted to pray for the deceased and help speed the souls in Purgatory to eternal rest. Indulgences are out of fashion now, but were much in vogue in bygone days, even to the extent that Luther cited the sale of indulgences as one of the reasons for the Reformation. In pre-Vatican Council liturgy, indulgences could be gained for the 'Holy Souls' with minimal effort and the devout believed they ran spiritual conveyor belts from Purgatory to Heaven at that period.
November has come to be the time when people of all or no religious beliefs visit their family burial grounds. Religious ceremonies are held in many cemeteries and flowers, particularly chrysanthemums, are placed on the graves. Such preoccupation with things supernatural led, inevitably, to tales of ghosts and haunting in the period before rural electrification banished most spirits to their own regions. Jack o'Lantern is one of the legendary ghoulies and is now commemorated with internally illuminated, scooped out turnips or pumpkins with ghastly features. Jack is reported to have been a miser who, because of his disposition, was equally unwelcome in heaven and in hell and so, was condemned to wander the earth with his pathetic lantern forever. He is now part of every child's Hallowe'en vocabulary.
Since supernatural mischief was expected at Samhain, human pranksters got in on the act and played practical jokes on their neighbours. From this the 'trick or treat' syndrome developed since potential victims offered their tormentors food, drink or money so that they might be spared the worst consequences - an early protection racket. Samhain was the beginning of the new year so many of its customs were concerned with seeing into the future. Barm brack, still popular today, is the traditional Hallowe'en fruit loaf, containing tokens such as a ring, bean, pea, rag and stick. These denote marriage, riches, poverty, religious vocation and partner abuse, respectively. Before P.C. attitudes prevailed, girls were expected to be very anxious about their marriage prospects. A fallible way of identifying one's future husband was to peel an apple in one strip and throw this over the right shoulder. It was expected to form the initial of the partner's name, a wonderfully vague result open to many interpretations. Girls also ate an apple while brushing their hair in candlelight, before a mirror. They expected to see the reflection of their future husband peering over their shoulder. Family pranksters had a field day, projecting images of farm animals or monsters in the mirror. Chestnuts were also used to tell the future. Marked with a couple's initials, they were thrown together, into an open fire. If they stayed in the fire, the associated couple was assured of a long and happy relationship. If one or both jumped out, they had no prospects of a future together.
Fruit plays a very important part in Hallowe'en children's games. Snap-apple remains the most popular. Players, with their hands tied behind their backs, are expected to take a bite from a suspended and wildly swinging apple. Black-eyes, bloody noses and great hilarity result. 'Ducking' is a messier and therefore an even more child-friendly game. An apple is immersed in a basin of water and participants are expected to retrieve it in their mouths. Children take great pleasure in dressing up in masks of Dracula, Frankenstein, ghosts, witches, vampires etc. They cover their bodies in sheets or black bin bags and go from door to door looking for a 'penny for the pooka'. The proceeds are sometimes donated to charitable organisations but are more frequently used to subsidise the Hallowe'en celebrations. We would appeal to all participants to celebrate Hallowe'en appropriately. It is a feast that celebrates the fruits of the earth and it is sad to see eggs and flour wasted in mindless vandalism. Perhaps revellers would consider donating their spare cash to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or some other worthwhile charity.
By Michael Kelly
Harvest: pumpkins, squashes, courgette, apples, pears etc., the last of the peas, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, peppers and chilli-peppers. Continue to harvest wild mushrooms, elderberry, blackberries, sloes, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, swedes, celeriac, turnip, beetroot, celery, marrows, leeks and cabbage.
Recipe of the Month – Blackberry and Apple Crumble. Serves 6. Ingredients: 650g apples, 250g blackberries, 20g caster sugar, 75g caster sugar for the filling, 125g cold, unsalted butter; 200g plain flour, 75g roughly chopped hazelnuts, Custard or vanilla ice cream to serve.
Directions:Preheat the oven to 190°c, Gas Mark 5. Peel, core and roughly chop 650g apples. Put them in an ovenproof dish of around 1.5 litre capacity. Add 250g blackberries and 4 tbsp caster or granulated sugar (or to taste) and toss together. Cut 125g cold, unsalted butter into small cubes. Add to 200g plain flour and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. (Alternatively, do this in a food processor, then transfer to a bowl). Stir in 75g caster sugar and 75g roughly chopped hazelnuts. Spread this mixture lightly over the fruit, then bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on top, and bubbling underneath. Serve hot with custard or vanilla ice cream.
Tip of the Month – Keep on Sowing:Broad Beans (try variety aquadulce or supersimonia), Peas, variety Meteor; Sugar Snap Peas e.g. Snow Pea Gigante Svizzero; Garlic, Onions, Spring onions, eg. Electric, Radar or Shakespeare; Winter Lettuce e.g. Winter Gem; Lamb's Lettuce, Spinach and Oriental Greens such as mizuna, mibuna, komatsuna, texel greens, tatsoi and mustard.
Police by Jo Nesbo.
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During Straighten Up Ireland week Chiropractors around the country introduced a simple 3-minute daily exercise programme designed to strengthen, stabilize and mobilize the spine. Regular exercise, awareness of posture along with regular Chiropractic check ups can help to maintain good function, alignment and mobility of the spine and prevent degenerative changes and keep the spine healthy for longer.
When considering your posture look at the following:
The ears should be in line with the shoulders rather than in front of them; the shoulders should be pulled back and down, rather than pulled up towards the ears; the tailbone should be tucked slightly down and under and the abdominal muscles pulled in slightly.
For further information or advice on posture or any aspects of looking after your spinal health contact your local CAI Chiropractor. Visit www.chiropractic.ie. Information leaflets advising how to do the exercises are also available for download.
An Garda Siochana is committed to enhancing and developing policing partnerships with communities in order to promote and support safer communities. Please keep in mind the following crime prevention safety advice.
· Lock all doors and windows whether inside or outside the home. 1 in 5 burglaries could be prevented by locking up correctly. This also includes sheds and garages. Tools and ladders may often be used to aid burglars.
· Use alarm if installed.
· Ask friend or neighbour to check house if away for long periods.
· Be wary of callers to homes (bogus callers) who under false pretence trick or deceive you to gain entry to commit burglaries on the pretence that an issue exists with gutters, roofs, water leaks etc.
· Fit door chain/viewer- this allows you to safely check callers and retain control over security.
· Keep list of emergency numbers close at hand ie family/ Gardai/ medical and fire brigade in the home. Record emergency numbers on mobile phone under ICE (in case of emergency) system. This system is universally known by emergency response units.
· Number your house clearly so emergency services can find you quickly if necessary.
· Do not open door to anyone before checking who it is and what they want.
· Check identification if person is not known to you.
· Do not leave strangers unattended at doorstep.
· Ensure back door is locked when answering a call at front door.
· Mobile phones are targeted, particularly late at night and on weekends when people are socialising and not paying attention to their belongings. Keep personal items on your person at all times.
· Smart phones are particularly sought after as they are so valuable.
· Consider downloading a location finder app.
· Register your mobile phone with service provider
· Record unique IMEI number (15 digits- located on back of phone underneath battery or locate it by dialling *#06#).
· Enable pin security feature and keep phone locked at all times.
· If mobile phone is lost or stolen, report to Gardai and contact service provider to have IMEI blocked so it cannot be used.
9 out of 10 pedestrians will die when struck by a car travelling at 60kph or more. 1% reduction in speed will lead to 2% reduction in minor injury collision, 3% reduction in serious injury collisions and 4% reduction in fatal collisions.
· Speed- always travel at a speed that enables you to stop in the distance you can see ahead of you to be clear, while accounting for speed limit and prevailing weather conditions. Slow down when weather and road conditions deteriorate or visibility is reduced. Reduce speed where pedestrians are present especially at night on unlit roads.
· Alcohol and drugs will impair ability to drive and effect your judgement, reactions, vision and ability to make decisions. Alcohol takes time to process through your body. This is especially important the morning after.
· Fatigue- never ignore signs of fatigue: the consequences could be fatal. Stop and take a break. Research indicates that fatigue could be a factor in 1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland.
· Seat belts- very important to wear at all times. Wearing a seatbelt won't stop a crash, but could save your life. As a driver, you are responsible for ensuring that persons under 17years wear a seatbelt.
· Mobile phones- you cannot concentrate on two things at the same time. Switch off before you drive. Missing a call won't kill you, using your phone while driving may.
Sarsfield's 0-24 Ballymartle 1-12
Midleton 2-21 Na Piarsaigh 1-6
County Final: Sarsfields v Midleton @ P Uí Chaoimh Sunday 3rd November, 3pm
County Champions: Castlehaven (Nemo Rangers)
Munster Championship: Castlehaven v Dr Croke's at Killarney, Sun 3rd Nov.
County Champions: Youghal (Castlelyons)
County Champions: Clyda Rovers (Macroom)
Grenagh 0-15 Ballydesmond 0-9
Rockchapel v GRENAGH
Glanmire/Kanturk/Glanworth v AGHABULLOGUE
Grenagh 0-15 Ballydesmond 0-9
When most clubs are at rest for the winter, Grenagh are facing a busy schedule of important games. Their junior hurlers are through to the county final after their win over Blackrock and now, their footballers are in the intermediate football championship semi final, ensuring a few busy weeks ahead and the possibility of double glory. Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan was the main man in this latest Grenagh victory, the marksman hitting over 0-10, 0-7 from frees. With Gerry Russell and Tom Kenny ruling the roost at midfield, Grenagh were on top from the start against a Ballydesmond side which turned in a disappointing performance. DD Dorgan kicked over an early brace, Ballydesmond replied to level. Liam Walsh and Dorgan fired over the points and Grenagh led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the break. On the resumption, Ballydesmond were all fired up for a period and they had the gap down to 0-11 to 0-8 by the three quarter stage. In the final quarter, DD Dorgan delivered the scores for Grenagh who went six clear and now meet Rockchapel in the semi final.
Grenagh: Martin Barry: Mick Lehane, Raymond Dorgan, C Donovan: Neil Doherty, Paul McCarthy, Kevin O'Neill: Tom Kenny, Gerry Russell: Shane Dorgan, Conor Fitzgerald, DD Dorgan: Ultan Duggan,, Liam Walsh, Tadgh Walsh. Subs: John Russell, Colm O'Neill.
County Final: Éire Óg v Kanturk , P Uí Chaoimh Sun 3rd Nov. at 1.15 pm
Éire Óg hurlers will meet Kanturk in the county junior hurling final in Cork on Sunday 3rd November, the game serving as the opener on a double bill with the senior final to follow. Éire Óg had a bad start to this championship, conceding four goals to Ballygarvan at Brinny but since then the defence has tightened up considerably, regular goalkeeper Paul Ryan is back from the US and with no football commitments, the hurlers have benefited from the clear run at the championship under dynamic coach, Mick Malone.
IHC - Round One
EIRE ÓG 2 – 14 Ballygarvan 4 – 9
This result was pretty hard to stomach for Éire Óg, who were the better side but the concession of four goals was disastrous to their chances of victory at Brinny. Éire Óg were without the services of regular net minder Paul Ryan and the defence was a little shaky and was breached too easily, too often. Yet it took a point two minutes from time to win this game for Ballygarvan after Eire Óg kept coming back from severe reverses, which included having a man dismissed for a second yellow card offence when the teams were level late in the game.
Éire Óg: Tim Crowley: John Kelleher, Cian O'Mahony, Ciarán Hutchinson; Shane McCarthy, Alan O'Mahony, Fionn O'Rourke: Gary O'Flynn, John Dineen: Ciarán Sheehan, Barry Corkery, Dermot O'Herlihy: Kieran O'Sullivan, Daniel Goulding, Paul McDonagh. Subs: Tim O'Leary, Dylan Desmond, John Mullins.
IHC – Round Two
Éire Óg 0 – 16 Dripsey 1 – 10
The big crowd at Coachford for this local derby got value for money as the sides served up a rip roaring contest that ended in Dripsey being denied an equalising goal in the dying seconds by a resolute Éire Óg defence that had many heroes in front of young goalkeeper Dylan Desmond. In attack, Kevin Hallissey finished with a personal tally of 0-10, 0-6 from placed balls, a massive contribution. The first half was very even and Éire Óg led by two points at the break, 0-8 to 0-6 after the sides had been tied on three occasions.
Éire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Cian O'Mahony, Tim O'Leary, Eanna Lowney: John Kelleher, Alan O'Mahony, Dermot Herlihy: Gary O'Flynn, John Dineen: Daniel O'Connor, Ciarán Sheehan, Cathal Murphy: Kevin Hallissey, Daniel Goulding, Paul McDonagh. Subs: John Mullins, Ronan O'Toole.
IHC - Quarter Final:
Éire Óg 3 – 14 Aghada 2 – 11
Éire Óg hurlers won through to the semi final stage of the CountyIntermediate championship after their win over Aghada at Riverstown. Only a point separated the teams at half time, 1-9 to 1-8, but the contest was effectively decided in the five minutes after the break. Two minutes into the second half Kevin Hallissey opted to try for goal off a close range free and when the goalkeeper stopped his blast, John Dineen was in like a flash and whipped the loose ball to the net. From the puck out, Éire Óg were in for a second goal when a defensive muddle gave Daniel O'Connor an opportunity which he was quite glad to avail of. Points from Kevin Hallissey and Ciarán Sheehan followed and Éire Óg were now leading by nine points, 3-11 to 1-8, and firmly in the driving seat. Éire Óg scorers: C Sheehan 1-2, D O'Connor and J Dineen 1-0 each, K Hallissey 0-8 (0-4 frees), L Murphy and D Goulding 0-2 each.
Éire Óg: Paul Ryan: Eanna Lowney, Tim O'Leary, John Kelleher: Fionn O'Rourke, Alan O'Mahony, Dermot O'Herlihy: Cian O'Mahony, Paul McDonagh: Daniel O'Connor, Liam Murphy, Daniel Goulding: Kevin Hallissey, Ciarán Sheehan, John Dineen. Subs: Mike O'Shea (40th min.)
IHC - Semi Final:
Éire Óg 2 – 14 St. Catherine's 1 – 9
Éire Óg continue to improve and after this semi final win over a fancied St Catherine's at Páirc Uí Rinn, the Ovens men are now only one hour away from promotion to Premier Intermediate status and have left the form that saw them defeated in the opening round in May far behind them. This was a fine display and the Éire Óg side looks well balanced and were fully deserving of their eight point winning margin. Kevin Hallissey's accuracy from frees was the factor that had helped Éire Óg to a 0-3 to 0-2 lead when in the 19th minute Ciarán Sheehan had the first of his two goal for the winners. Éire Óg had being doing well but still they found themselves in arrears at the break after St Catherine's veteran full forward Seanie Farrell buried a free in the Éire Óg net. Catherine's led by 1-6 to 1-5 at the break but on the restart, Ciarán Sheehan billowed the Catherine's net within a minute to put Éire Óg back in front and they never lost the initiative after this score. Catherine's were to score only three more points as the Éire Óg side got motoring. Dermot Herlihy, John Dineen and Kevin Hallissey fired over points, Ciarán Sheehan and Daniel Goulding were in sparkling form and the defence was equal to all that the East Cork side could throw at them. Éire Óg scorers: K Hallissey 0-8 (all frees), C Sheehan 2-0, P McDonagh, D O'Connor, D Goulding, D Herlihy, J Dineen and C Murphy 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Paul Ryan: Eanna Lowney, Tim O'Leary, John Kelleher: Fionn O'Rourke, Alan O'Mahony, Dermot Herlihy: Cian O'Mahony, Paul McDonagh: Daniel O'Connor, Liam Murphy, Daniel Goulding: Kevin Hallissey, John Dineen, Ciarán Sheehan. Subs: Mike O'Shea, Cillian Murphy.
GRENAGH 1-12 Blackrock 0-9
Castlemartyr 0-14 Kilbrin 0-14
Final: Grenagh v Kilbrin or Castlemartyr
Grenagh 1 – 12 Blackrock 0-9
With heavy rain making conditions difficult at Páirc Uí Rinn, this county junior hurling semi final was never going to be a classic but Grenagh won't mind as they had their fourth championship victory in as many weeks, this time the Muskerry standard bearers being too good for the city champions, Blackrock. There was no shortage of effort by either team but forwards in particular will offer the conditions as an excuse for the moderate quality of the hurling in the first half. Grenagh led at the break by 0-5 to 0-3, with Tom Kenny contributing three of their scores (two from frees) and it was a goal from the All Ireland hurler in the 42nd minute that finally put the Mid Cork men on the high road to the final. Grenagh were never led in a low scoring first half. In addition to Kenny, the Grenagh scorers were Conor Fitzgerald and midfielder, Neil Doherty and only one of the Rockies scores came from a forward. Hero of the Grenagh first half performance was goalkeeper, Mark Kenny, who made a smart save from Fergal Ryan in the 21st minute and stopped a David O'Shea penalty in injury time. Blackrock cut the gap to the minimum on the restart and when Dean Dalton pointed for Grenagh, the Rockies again pointed to leave only the point between the teams, 0-6 to 0-5. Tom Kenny's goal in the 42nd minute, the county star pulling first time on a loose ball after Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan's long range free had landed in the square, was a massive boost to Grenagh and with a four point lead against a labouring city attack, it was always likely that the Mid Cork men would now have enough of a cushion to emerge winners. Grenagh increased their advantage with points from Tadhg Walsh and Colm O'Neill, to lead by 1-8 to 0-6 early in the final quarter and the winners upped the tempo in the closing stages, the swap of midfielder Colm O'Neill with Seamus Coleman working a treat for both players and for Grenagh. Colm O'Neill, Tom Kenny (two frees) and Martin Barry added further points and the gap was a comfortable six points at the final whistle.
Grenagh: Mark Kenny: Kevin O'Neill, Raymond Dorgan, Paul McCarthy: Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan, Gerry Russell, Kelvin Cummings: Niall Doherty, Colm O'Neill: Sean Bourke, Tom Kenny, Dean Dalton: Conor Fitzgerald, Seamus Coleman, Ultan Dugan. Sub: Tadgh Walsh, Martin Barry.
RedFM Senior Hurling League
Semi Finalists: Sarsfield's, Midleton and the two winners from quarter-finals: Courcey Rovers v Ballymartle, Newtownshandrum v Na Piarsaigh
Final: Youghal 4-12 Bandon 2-8
Final: Fermoy 1-11 Castlelyons 1-14
Relegated: AGHABULLOGUE, Ballygarvan
Rochestown Park Hotel Division 3 Hurling League
Final: Charleville v Kildorrery
Final: Freemount 1-15 Ballinhassig 1-10
Division 1 Football League (Kelleher Shield)
Final: Nemo Rangers v Carbery Rangers
Relegated: BALLINCOLLIG, Bantry Blues
Final: NAOMH ABÁN 0-10 Clonakilty 1-9
Naomh Abán 0 – 10 Clonakilty 1-9
Naomh Abán headed the Div. 2 county league table at its conclusion, defeated Clonakilty on the way, but had to defer to the West Cork side when the teams met in the final under lights at Dunmanway. The Baile Mhúirne side have however gained promotion to Div. One for next season. Naomh Abán had a fine start with Micheál Ó Laoire pointing from play and then Micheál Ó Cróinín adding three points from frees to leave them 0-4 to nil in front by the end of the first quarter. There was a gradual improvement in the Clon play however, with their emerging centrefield pairing being supported by the strong running of their wing backs and in fact, it was a wing back who opened the Clon scoring at last in the 17th minute, with a point. This score settled the senior side and they now kicked over five points in a row, to take a two point lead and when Micheál Ó Cróinín had a point at last for N. Abán, Clon replied with a point to lead by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break. On the resumption, Naomh Abán were assisted by the wind and immediately had a point from Maidhchí Ó Liatháin, to cut the deficit to the minimum. The Clon response was decisive, corner forward Jonathan Leahy cutting through for the only goal of the game. Naomh Abán showed great heart in the face of this reverse, kicking over three points in a row from play, all from the boot of corner forward, Denis Keohane, and so it was 1-7 to 0-9 by the 40th minute. Clon added a point in the 43rd minute as the game became very physical and defences on both sides now dominated, but Anthony Lynch, who had been a key figure at centre back for the Gaeltacht men, now had to retire injured. Two minutes from the end of normal time Clon had another point to open up a three point gap and the remaining time, with four minutes of time added on, saw Clon trying to retain possession and N. Abán in desperate search of a saving goal. Naomh Abán nearly got the goal they needed but Denis Keohane's shot whizzed just over the Clon bar and so two points still separated the teams at the final whistle.
Naomh Abán: Seanacháin Ó hUidhir: Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Seamas Ó Mathúna, Cris Ó Deasúna: Diarmuid Ó Scannaill, Antóin Ó Loinsuigh, Maidhchí Ó Liatháin (0-1): Micheál Ó Laoire (0-1), Tadhg Ó Scannaill: Donncadh Ó Cróinín, Daire Ó Suilleabháin, Seamas Ó Laoire: Donncadh Ó Ceocháin (0-4), Micheál Ó Cróinín (0-4, 0-3 frees), Maidhchí Ó Duinnín. Ionaidí: Diarmuid Ó Liatháin, Niall Ó Ceallaigh, Eanna Ó Críodáin agus Seán A MacCarthaigh.
Final: MACROOM 0-11 Glanworth 1-11
Glanworth 1-11 Macroom 0-11
Beaten in the Premier Intermediate Football Championship final five days earlier, Macroom had a glorious opportunity of gaining some silverware at the end of what had been a good season when they met Glanworth in the league final under lights at Páirc Uí Rinn, but it soon became clear that the Mid Cork side were going to struggle against a fit and focussed team, themselves preparing for the final stages of the county intermediate championship. Macroom were led for much of the first half, briefly took the lead 0-4 to 0-3 in the 24th minute, but conceded 1-3 in the four minutes before the interval and this ultimately proved disastrous. The Mid Cork side tried to get back to equality in the second half, driven on by Fintan Goold who ran himself almost to a standstill, but too many of his colleagues were not up to this challenge and so, Macroom will have to be content with the automatic promotion to Div Two for next season their top place in the league table had earned them.
David Goold opened the scoring in the 5th minute but Glanworth equalised within a minute. A scoreless ten minutes, dominated by Macroom, followed with the Mid Cork men missing some glorious chances and points for Glanworth in the 16th and 17th minutes broke the stalemate. Tony Dineen had a Macroom point in the 18th minute and Fintan Goold levelled the scores at 0-3 each five minutes later. Stephen Casey, a replacement for his injured brother, then kicked Macroom ahead with his first touch of the ball but Glanworth levelled matters again in the 28th minute. In the next three minutes, Glanworth had two points and followed up with a 32nd minute goal to lead by 1-6 to 0-4 at the break and it was obvious that Macroom were in deep trouble. In the five minutes after the restart, Macroom had four points in a row, a point from play from Tony Dineen being followed by two from frees from Fintan Goold and another from play from the All Ireland winner. Glanworth had a 38th minute point in reply, Fintan Goold again pointed for Macroom. A point from a free for Glanworth was followed by a Pa Lucey point from a free in the 49th minute, a point between the teams, 1-8 to 0-10, and Macroom now lost some great chances of drawing level as they became obsessed with scoring a goal. Back came Glanworth with a point from a free, Fintan Goold replied with a Macroom point in the 56th minute. In the final minutes it was Glanworth who got the scores, one point from play and one from a free and Macroom were left to finish the season without a trophy.
Macroom: James O'Connell: Peter Lynch, Rory Buckley, Martin O'Donnell: Michael Cahill, Sean Kiely, Ciarán Murphy: Fintan Goold, Eoin O'Mahony: Gerard Angland, Ivan Casey, Tony Dineen: Patrick Lucey, David Goold, David Horgan. Subs: Stephen Casey, Barry O'Donnell, John Murphy.
Final: BALLINORA 4-3 Fermoy 2-11
Ballinora 4 – 3 Fermoy 2 – 11
The outcome was in doubt to the finish but Fermoy held on for a two point win, to take the league title at Watergrasshill. Fermoy led by 1-5 to 0-1 after the opening twenty minutes but Ballinora finished the half well and goal s from a Michael Murphy penalty and another from play from Darragh O'Neill left them only a point in arrears at half time, 1-5 to 2-1. On the restart, Fermoy got through for a second goal but Ballinora hit back with a goal from Conor Murphy. Three points for Fermoy eased them five clear as normal time was up but Ballinora threw the cat amongst the pigeons again with a fourth goal, this one from Gary O'Halloran to leave only two points between the teams. A late, late effort from Conor Brosnan for Ballinora was saved by the Fermoy 'keeper and so the North Cork side held on to take the title, compensation for their hurlers loss in the Div. 2 hurling league final a week earlier.
Ballinora: Eoin Walsh: Dave O'Neill, Gary O'Halloran, Tom Crotty: Michael Lordan, Denis O'Neill, Barry Crowley: Michael Hodge. Tomás McGrath: Ian Whycherley, Conor Brosnan, Conor Murphy: Michael Murphy, Darragh O'Neill, Pat Fitton. Subs: Niall Collins, Sean Lucey, Eoin Lucey, John O'Regan.
Inniscarra 1-13 Macroom 1-8
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 2-8 Naomh Aban 1-7
Final: Inniscarra v Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Sunday 3rd November.
Gleann na Laoi 1-14 Cloughduv 1-11
Gleann na Laoi added the Junior B hurling championship title to the league title they had won a week earlier by defeating Cloughduv in an excellent final at Ovens. Gleann na Laoi led by 0-11 to 1-5 at the break, with their free taker, Jamie Lubie, in fine form. Cloughduv's Dave McCarthy had opened the scoring with a point but Gleann na Laoi had quickly got level and then went in front and they stayed there despite a fine goal for Cloughduv, when Donal Murphy and Charles Kenneally combined to give Dave McCarthy the opportunity which was smartly availed of. On the restart, McCarthy and Denis O'Sullivan cut the gap to the minimum, with points for Cloughduv and a point still separated the teams at the three quarter mark. Gleann na Laoi now got in for a vital goal from Brian Kearney, the chance set up by the hard work of Lubie. Denis O'Sullivan got a point back for Cloughduv ten minutes from time and in the exciting closing stages, defences were tested but held firm, each side conceding only a point to the opposition, Denis O'Sullivan the Cloughduv scorer.
Gleann na Laoi: Pio Cafferkey: Ger Fitzgerald, Tadgh Desmond, Denis Lucey: Padraig Bowles, Michael Cafferkey, Graham Desmond: Derek Healy (0-1): Ronan Desmond: Rory Coote (0-1), Colm Horgan (0-2, 0-1f), Ronan McMahon (0-4): Billy Dunlea, Brian Kearney (1-0), Jamie Lubie (0-6, 0-4 f). Subs: Kieran Downey, Wesley Mackey.
Cloughduv: Robert Nyhan: Daniel O'Sullivan, Billy Creedon, William Crowley: Michael Dunne, Aidan Ahern, Aidan Murphy: Ger Ahern (0-1), Donal Murphy (0-3, 0-2f): Charles Kenneally, Michael Deasy (0-1), James McCarthy: Dave McCarthy (1-3), Peter Kelleher, Denis O'Sullivan (0-3). Sub: Tom O'Mahony.
Referee: Mr Gerry Masters, Kilmichael.
County Champions, Cloughduv U13 Hurling team and mentors, (sponsored by Centra Aherla) who beat Sam Maguire's in the final ©
Clondrohid 2-11 Blarney 2-7
Kilmichael v Blarney, at Kilmichael 2nd November.
Rebel Óg U16 County 'A' Football Championship
Macroom 4-15 Pobal Uí Chaoimh 2-8
Macroom U16's are through to the CountyU16 'A'Football championship final after their good win over Pobal Uí Chaoimh at Millstreet. An early goal from a Don Creedon penalty got Macroom off to a good start and they added further goals from Jack O'Donovan and Craig Ronan to enjoy a commanding interval lead of 3-9 to 0-4. Pobal rallied strongly in the second half but Macroom rode out the storm and emerged deserving winners over a team which earlier in the season had inflicted a four point defeat on them.
Macroom will meet either Castlehaven or Ballinora in the county final.
Macroom: Caleb Dinneen: Cian Twomey, Paul O'Farrell, Ryan Creed: Aidan McMahon, Jack Cronin, Alex Ryan: Kevin O'Dwyer, Alan Quinn: Cathal O'Riordan, Don Creedon, Blake O'Gorman: Jack O'Donovan, Craig Ronan, Robert Healy. Subs: Ethan O'Gorman, Mark Corrigan, Christy McCarthy, Dylan Grainger and Alan O'Farrell.
St. Val's 1 – 12 The Banner (Clare) 1 – 13
Newly crowned Cork senior champions for the first time, St Val's, were out of luck when they went under to Clare champions, The Banner, at Kilmallock in the Munster decider. Val's conceded an early goal to the Clare girls but recovered and Jean Lucey had a goal for the Cork side in the 12th minute. The Banner led at half time by 1-7 to 1-5 and then went further in front on the restart but Val's staged a great recovery with Caoimhe Creedon in fine kicking form and they drew level just as full time approached. With the game in injury time, a Val's attack broke down and The Banner came up the field and kicked over a match winning point. It was a first Munster crown for the Clare side.
St. Val's: Jean O'Sullivan: Sinéad Cotter, Marie Ambrose, Liz Coholan: Vera Foley, Claire Ambrose, Eva Dunne: Louise Coholan, Niamh Canty: Claire Byrne, Jean Lucey, Briege Corkery: Marie Corkery, Caoimhe Creedon, Aoife Plunkett. Subs: Fiona Crowley and Becky Hennigan.
Eire Óg 0-16 Roscarberry 1-12
Éire Óg senior team wrapped up their season in Bishopstown with a hard fought victory over Rosscarberry in poor conditions.The strong wind and bumpy surface meant the players had to battle the elements. Rosscarberry elected to play with the wind in the first half and had 1-02 on the scoreboard after two minutes. By the 20th minute it was 1-07 to 0-02 and it looked like Eire Óg were in for a long afternoon. However the girls fought back brilliantly and after twenty seven minutes had the deficit down to 4 points but the Rosscarberry girls got two further points before the break, to make the score 1-09 to 0-06. Ross extended their lead at the start of the 2nd half but this seemed to spur on Eire Óg and some excellent work and great determination saw all the hard work pay off as they hit the front with four minutes remaining. Captain Elaine Scally was glad to get her hands on the cup after a very close and hard fought final. Great credit must be given to those involved as there were a lot of injuries to key players but the 'never say die attitude of the girls was fantastic and they thoroughly deserved their victory.
Team: Emma O'Brien, Ellen Herlihy, Derbhile Nic a Bhaird, Lee Ann O'Shea, Leona Kelleher, Elaine Scally (01), Aine Barry, Margaret O'Herlihy, Aoife Nic a Bhaird, Aine Cronin (03), Laura Cleary, Aoife Scally, Aisling Dennehy, Eimear Scally(10), Marie O'Leary (02), Gráinne Cahalane, Julie Coleman, Kate McCarthy, Laura Hayes, Sheena Murphy, Grace Collins, Emma Cleary.
Naomh Abán who defeated Dunmanway (Sam Maguires) in the u-16 final ©Nóra Ní Luasa
De La Salle Macroom 4 – 11 Tralee CBS 2 - 10
De La Salle Macroom senior footballers opened their Munster Colleges campaign with a good win over Tralee at the Legion Grounds in Killarney. The competition is being organised in four groups and with only three teams in the DLS group, this was a significant win for the Mid Cork boys who will face St. Flannan's of Ennis later on in November, with two teams to qualify for the after-Christmas knock out quarter finals.
The Mid Cork side had a great and significant start to this game. Barry O'Leary booted home a goal from close range in the 4th minute and points from James Moynihan, Peter Kelleher and Cian Healy followed, to leave the Cork side 1-3 to nil ahead after ten minutes. Two minutes later Barry O'Leary booted home a ground ball to leave DLS in a great position but Tralee at last got on the scoreboard in the 13th minute and then, only two fine saves from DLS goalkeeper, Alan Duggan, denied the Kerry boys a goal. A second Tralee point was followed by a Joseph Ryan point for DLS in the 19th minute and both sides had some bad wides before James Moynihan took a pass from Peter Kelleher to fire home a third DLS goal in the 24th minute. Tralee had improved all over the pitch by this stage and they finished the half strongly, with two points followed by a goal after DLS lost possession in attack. A Sean Kelleher point for the Cork boys left DLS ahead at half time on a 3-6 to 1-4 scoreline. The Tralee improvement continued on the restart and four points in a row had the gap between the teams down to four points within ten minutes. DLS needed a score to steady the ship and after what had seemed legitimate calls for a penalty were ignored, Peter Kelleher fired over a point in the 43rd minute. Points from John Murphy and James Moynihan followed and when Tralee answered with a point, a foul on John Murphy yielded a penalty, which Shane Foley calmly slotted home, to give DLS a 4-9 to 1-9 lead with ten minutes remaining. Tralee did not give up and when Peter Kelleher had a point for DLS the Kerry boys had two in reply to leave two goals between the teams with Tralee on the offensive. A Don Creedon point for DLS eased the pressure and assured DLS of the win.
De La Salle, Macroom: Alan Duggan (Clondrohid): Kevin O'Dwyer (Macroom), Dermot O'Callaghan (Aghinagh), Finbarr McSweeney (Iveleary/ Western Gaels): David Murphy (Iveleary/ Western Gaels), Sean Kelleher (Aghinagh), Barry O'Leary (Iveleary/ Western Gaels): Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael/ Western Gaels), Daniel Cahalane (Kilmurry): John Murphy (Macroom), William Coakley (Aghinagh), Shane Foley (Kilmichael/ Western Gaels): Cian Healy (Newcestown), Joseph Ryan (Kilmurry), James Moynihan (Canovee). Sub: Don Creedon (Macroom).
Clondrohid u13 team who defeated Carrignavar in the Rebel Óg East Region C League final. ©
McEgan College Macroom 2-16, Mayfield Community School 2-07
McEganCollege made a great start to their Cork County Senior Football campaign with an impressive 9 point victory over MayfieldCommunitySchool on a wet blustery day in the Macroom Castle Grounds. After a tentative first half where both teams went blow for blow in an evenly balanced match, the Macroom boys went into the interval a point behind. During a ten minute period at the beginning of the second half, McEgan College pulled away by scoring two goals without reply and from here they never looked back. David Lynch marshalled the midfield with considerable authority; Darren Dinneen was his excellent free scoring self but the man of the match was Brian Corcoran, who anchored his defence from centre back and also contributed to attack with some direct purposeful runs forward. Overall it was a fantastic result from a Macroom perspective and hopefully ,it is a sign of things to come from the footballers of McEgan College.
Team: Conor Corkery, Ian O'Neill, Neil O'Shea, John Stephen O'Riordan, Davin Forde, Brian Corcoran, Alan O'Sullivan, David Lynch, Darren Dineen, Jack O'Donovan, Micheál O'Driscoll, Micheál Horgan, Donncha Lynch, Cian O'Leary, Stephen Spillane. Coach: Mr D. Twomey.
Cill na Martra Minor Team with their trainers, Martin O'Connor & Pat O'Connell, who won the East Region C Championship final against Crosshaven © Joan McLoughlin
Coachford College 2-12 Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig 0-3
The Mid Cork school defeated reigning champions, Coláiste Choilm, at a rain swept Coachford pitch by a comprehensive margin to annex the pennant competition in Cork Colleges camogie. The home side started well, with Dearbhla Ahern and Emma Flanagan dominating the early exchanges at midfield, supplying plenty of ammunition to the lively inside forwards Megan Buckley, Ciara O'Leary and Aisling O'Donovan. Early pressure yielded two points from O'Leary and another from Buckley before Ballincollig keeper, Sarah O'Sullivan made the first of her four outstanding saves. Niamh Byrne was well shackled by Úna Browne and, with the experienced Maeve Corkery a commanding figure at full back, it took 15 minutes before the visitors registered their opening point, a free from Byrne. Niamh O'Leary, Edel Tarrant and in particular, Emma Clifford, won the Lion's share of ball and further scores from O'Leary [1-6] and Buckley [0-1] put some daylight between the teams before half time. Ciara O'Leary was accuracy personified from placed balls and intelligent clearances by the stylish centre back, Orlaith O'Driscoll, meant the forwards were gaining easy possession in promising areas. Coláiste Choilm did forge forward but keeper, Katie Ward, made a timely interception and her accurate distribution was a feature throughout the game. Byrne added two frees after good work from Rebecca Keane and Jessica Hennigan but Coachford surged on through sisters Megan and Katie McCarthy, Aileen Hennessy and the dangerous Jill Kiely. Megan Buckley scored her third point of the afternoon and shortly after, Joanne Crowley found Ciara O'Leary, who hit a cracking drive to the net to finish the game as a contest. Coachford's victory was all the more impressive for their apparent strength and depth and many of those introduced were keen to impress for their next outing, the Munster Senior A quarter final against a fancied Laurel Hill side. Coachford have also qualified for the Senior league semi final and await the result of the St. Joseph's Doon v Gort tie.
Coachford College: Katie Ward, Katie McCarthy, Maeve Corkery [0-1], Aileen Hennessy, Una Browne [C], Orlaith O'Driscoll, Megan McCarthy, Emma Flanagan, Dearbhla Ahern, Emma Clifford, Edel Tarrant, Niamh O'Leary, Aisling O'Donovan, Ciara O'Leary [2-8], Megan Buckley [0-3]. Subs: Avril Healy, Catherine Dineen, Fiona Cooney, Katie O'Sullivan, Jill Kiely, Joanne Crowley, Leah Keating, Michelle Browne, Tess Desmond
Coláiste Choilm: Sarah O'Sullivan, Jennifer Sorenson, Clare Cronin, Aoife O'Callaghan, Caoimhe O'Keeffe, Jessica Hennigan, Aoife Nic a'Bhaird, Rebecca Keane, Niamh Byrne, Abbie Murphy, Judy Murphy, Siobhan O'Regan, Lauren Cooper, Clodagh Donovan. Subs: Sarah Keating, Sheona Kiely, Megan Hennigan, Megan Murphy, Aoife Dineen, Maria O'Shea, Shelley O'Hanlon, Cliona Coughlan, Anne Marie Leahy.
Munster Junior Cup: Blackstone Rovers 1 Macroom A 7
Macroom qualified for round three of the provincial competition with a big win in the Northside of Cork City. Stephen Crowley got the visitors off the mark with a fine volley. This was followed up with goals from James O'Connor, Dec O'Riordan, David O'Halloran(2) and Crowley again as well as an own goal. Best for Macroom were Shane Creedon and Robert Downey.
AOH Cup 1st round: Macroom B 5 Kanturk 6 (aet)
There was heartbreak for Macroom at the TownPark as a win would have meant Macroom A and B would have met in round two. As the scoreline suggests, this was a cracking game and the home side will be disappointed to have left a 3-1 lead slip and allowed the North Cork side back into the contest. Jason McCarthy and Andrew Hegarty both got two goals and Liam Lynch was on target with one. Best on the day were Hegarty, McCarthy and John Breen.
Under 12 League: Macroom 2 Kinsale 0.
Goals from Daniel Cotter and George Lowrie were enough to give the home side the three points. Best performers were Liam Linehan, Lowrie and Patrick Barry. This win has pushed the U12s to the top of their division.
Under 13 League: Macroom 7 Leeds 3.
The Under 13 side had a big league win against a game Leeds side. This game was notable for the fact that Macroom striker, Dylan Twomey, ended up with a personal tally of six goals. The other goal was scored by Mathuez Juasczak and was another excellent performance for this promising team. Best were Twomey and Caelum Lynch.
Under 13 National Cup: Douglas Hall 3 Macroom 2.
After a fine performance in the first half in which the visitors led through Dylan Twomey, the home side gradually took control. Three second half goals sealed the win for Douglas, although Macroom fought to the death, with Twomey's' second of the tie making sure of a nervy finish for the home side.
Under 11 Cup: Greenwood 3 Macroom 0.
Under 14 National Cup: Greenwood o Macroom 1
An excellent away performance saw Macroom win with the only goal of the game. This came from the penalty spot and was scored by James O'Mullane.
Under 14 League: Macroom 4 Watergrasshill Utd 0.
This was a game which Macroom were dominated throughout, with goals coming from Syzmon Sanetra (2), Tomas Collins and Raymond Crowley.
Under 16 League: Carrigtwohill Utd 0 Macroom 2.
A great away win for the Under 16s in a game played in driving wind and rain. Goals came courtesy of Jack O'Donovan and Ethan O'Gorman in what was an excellent team performance.
The A.G.M of Kilmichael Pitch and Putt Club was held in the Clubrooms on Tuesday Oct. 22nd. Election of officers were as follows: President: Sean O'Leary; Chairman: Dan Kiely: Hon. Sec. P. J. Curtin; Assistant Sec: Ann Barrett; Treasurer: Dan Cronin; Comp. Sec: Brendan Swanton; P.R.O. Ann Barrett; Captain Kevin O Donovan; Juvenile Officers Frances O'Riordan and Kathleen O'Leary. Committee Members: Maureen Foley, Michael Vaughan, John O'Sullivan, Michael Dunlea, Jimmy O'Donoghue, Jim O'Callaghan.
Membership for the coming year remains the same: Single : €80, Family: €120 Student: €40 O.A.P. €50. New members welcome.