Pumpkinheads Scoil Abán Naofa and Hallowe'en Horrors ©
Donoughmore Historical Society lecture Thurs. Oct. 30 in Community Centre, Stuaic, at 8pm
Coachford Greenway official opening at noon on Fri. Oct. 31
Halloween Pre-Teen Fancy Dress Disco in Riverside Park Hotel on Fri. Oct. 31 7 -9p.m.
Halloween Party: in Crookstown Hall on Fri. Oct. 31, 2 to 5pm.
Waterfall Macra 5k fun run on Sun. Nov. 2 at 1pm from the O'Shea's Bar for COPE
Local Television back on air Wed. Nov. 5 9.30p.m. Repeat Sun. 5p.m.
ACR Heritage AGM at Coachford Community House on Wed 5 November at 8pm.
'Ag Leathnú', art exhibition in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne to Dec. 18. Oscailt Nov. 6 7.30p.m.
Ó Chúil Aodha go hOileán Í at Cork Film Festival, Sat. Nov. 8 and RTÉ 1 Thurs. Nov. 27th at 10.15pm.
Muskerry Local History Society: Mon. Nov. 10 in Ballincollig Rugby Club at 8p.m., the launch of Times Past
Macroom Neighbour Watch talk on Mon. Nov. 10th in Fr Ryan Hall at 7pm.
Macroom Senior Citizens Mass for deceased members on Tues. Nov. 11th in Fr Ryan Hall at 8pm.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Charity Gala on Thurs. Nov 13 at 8p.m in Coolcower House.
Muskerry Local History Society: on Mon. Nov. 17, in Ballincollig Rugby Club at 8p.m lecture on Kilmichael Ambush
Tadhg McSweeney Painter at Cork Film Festival on Sun. Nov. 15.
Fancy Dress Ball. in the Laine Bar, Ballinagree, on Fri. 21st of Nov.
Celtic Steps The Show in the Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney on Fri. Nov. 28.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Ruby Anniversary Dinner at The Castle Hotel on Fri. Dec. 5th
Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3 – 7 year olds
Ciorcal Cainte: Mon. Nov. 3 at 11.30a.m.
Book Club Wed. Nov. 5 at 11a.m.
Purlies Thurs. Nov. 6 at 11a.m.
Gramophone Circle: Mon. Nov.10. 11a.m.
Art Exhibition: Work of Lillis's from Nov. 3.
Bridge Club Wed. Nov. 12 at 10.30 a.m.
Paddy Casey: Sat. Nov 1. 8.30p.m.
Mon. 3rd Nov. Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie 8.30p.m.
Wed 6th Nov Before the Winter Chill -. 8.30pm
Sat 8th Nov Muppets Most Wanted 8.30p.m.
Mon 10th Nov Boyhood 8.30p.m.
Eilish O'Carroll Live Love Laugh Nov. 14 at 8p.m.
Mon 17th Nov Frank 8.30p.m. 8.30p.m.
The Golden Dream – Wed. 19th Nov. 8.30p.m.
Sat 22nd Nov The Nut Job 8.30p.m.
Mon 24th Nov What We Did on Our Holiday8.30p.m.
Donal Skehan Friday 28th Nov. 8p.m.
Louise Morrissey- A Country Christmas – Sat 27th Dec at 8.00pm.
One of Mick O'Dea's paintings based on photographs from Ireland's War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. ©
Anne O'Mahony, Friends of Macroom Hospital, receiving a cheque, proceeds of Pre Teen Disco at the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom, from Sheena Sheehan and Shauna Bradley. Also included, Liam Barrett, Manager Riverside Park © Lee Valley Outlook
LTV Macroom will be back on air from Wednesday, November 5 at 9.30p.m. Dan Joe Kelleher and helpers will transmit a weekly programme to the Macroom area every Wednesday night during the winter months. It will be repeated, along with a Sunday Special, every Sunday from 5p.m. LTV from Millstreet will transmit from Millstreet, Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra on Thursdays, beginning on Thursday, November 6 at 9.30p.m.
The athletics team from De la Salle College Macroom who won 1st, 2nd and 4th places in the Muskerry Club inter-schools athletics competition. From left: Mr. Jim Quinn (Coach), Dylan Foley, James O'Mullane and Sean Desmond ©An Scoil
The school community was welcomed back for the new school year with Mass in the school hall, concelebrated by Msgr. O' Donnell and Fr. O'Mahony.
A past pupil of De la Salle, John Fitzgerald, has recently been awarded the prestigious Patrick Kavanagh national award for poetry. In accepting the award for his work "Full Coverage" from President Michael D. Higgins, John was very complimentary of his days spent in De la Salle in the late Seventies.
Our Transition Year students have been very busy this term. They are preparing for a stage production of "Shrek Hits Macroom", which will be performed in the Briery Gap from 25th – 27th November. They have also undertaken a fund-raising hike through the Gearagh, partaken in a paintballing bonding trip and are presently undergoing preparation for their Gaisce awards. The self-defence and soccer modules are well under way now. Two of the students are presently undertaking a Transition Year programme with the First Brigade Artillery Regiment in Collins Barracks.
The Gaelic games programme in the school continues to go well this term. The first round of the Corn Simcox (Cork Schools' Senior A championship) saw us taking our revenge on Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig, who had beaten us in the final last year. We now head into the quarter final against Mount St. Michael's from Rosscarbery. The first round of the Corn Uí Mhuirí proved disappointing as we lost to Tralee CBS. Our U-14's won their opening two games in the Cork Schools' A championship against Clonakilty Community College and Coachford Community College, who also suffered defeat at the hands of our U-15 footballers in the first round of the Munster B championship. The U-15's now face either Tarbert or St. Augustine's from Dungarvan in the quarter final. Our U-14½ hurlers defeated Boherbue in their first round game of the Cork Schools' C hurling championship while our U-14 hurlers kept up the god run with a facile victory against Dunmanway.
De la Salle dominated the Muskerry club cross-country schools' athletics challenge, taking 1st, 2nd and 4th places in the U-15 section.
Ninety 5th and 6th Year students travelled to the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork to attend a careers event. 40 students travelled to the University of Limerick to attend their Open Day. Mr. Kieran McCarthy from Schering-Plough spoke to our senior students about his own work profile and the opportunities available to students in the field of engineering. Mr. Jim Cremin gave a talk to the senior students on study techniques.
Leaving Certificate students doing geography went on a field trip to the Kerry Outdoor Education Centre while agricultural science students paid a visit to the National Ploughing Championships in County Laois. As part of their studies, 3rd Year CSPE students are preparing to go to Belfast, where they plan to visit Stormont.
Parents of First Years were invited to the school in late September for an information night and to offer an opportunity to discuss how their boys were settling in. The event was very well attended and appreciated by the parents.
The Open Night for prospective students in 2015 was held in early October and was well attended and enthusiastically received. Our present First Year students went on a bonding trip to the Aqua Dome in Tralee and a great time was had by all.
The Parents Association held their AGM, at which psychotherapist Marie Delaney spoke to the parents on the topic "How to speak to your teenage child so that they will listen". At the meeting, the parents' representatives were elected to the school's incoming Board of Management.
Having collected for the Macroom Charities Appeal, we made presentations of cheques for €750 to each of the local St. Vincent de Paul, COPE and Senior Citizens charities. The representatives of the charities were effusive in their praise of the commitment and contributions made by the school to them down through the years.
The school has been doing some successful fund- raising of its own through the sale of raffle tickets. The winners of the prizes were Dave Murphy, Dripsey Cross (1st prize, 2 tickets for the Ireland v South Africa rugby match with hotel), Eilish Quinn, Killarney Road (2nd prize, 2 tickets for the Ireland v Australia rugby match + €100), Chris Murray, Inchigeela (3rd prize, 2 tickets for the 2015 All-Ireland hurling final + €50), Mary Condon, Macroom (4th prize, 2 tickets for the 2015 All-Ireland football final) and Theresa Bradley, Droumree (€100 voucher for Debenhams).
De la Salle, Macroom who were defeated by Tralee in Corn Uí Mhuirí ©An Scoil
Awards Day: The awards ceremony for student achievement in the 2013/2014 academic year took place on Friday 26th of September. The awards ceremony was attended by students, parents and staff, along with Mr. Martin Coughlin, Macroom Tidy Towns; Mr. Paul Kingston, McEgan College Parents Association; Mr. Connie Foley chairperson of Board of Management; Ms. Sinead Kelleher representing the student council; Dr. Sharon Lawton from CIT Access; Mr. Lorcán McLoughlin from CIT Access Programme and Cork Senior Hurler and presenting the sports awards was Mr. Stephen McDonnell current Cork Senior Hurling.
Mr Martin Coughlin presented the awards for academic achievement to students who received class merits and who achieved awards in specific subject areas. He praised the students for their excellent achievements and encouraged all students to do their best and to be proud of their environment. He presented Maria Lane with the overall best Leaving Certificate award. Maria is currently studying Primary School Teaching in Mary Immaculate in Limerick. Dr. Sharon Lawton presented the CIT award to Peig Cronin, who is currently studying Software Development in CIT. Mr. Lorcán McLoughlin presented Daniel O'Sullivan with his award for Engineering and DCG. Daniel is studying Mechanical Engineering in CIT.
Daniel O'Sullivan and Neil Kelleher, McEgan College, receiving merit awards for their Leaving Certificate Engineering projects from Jim McClean (Miko Metals), and Mark McCarthy, Secretary E.T.T.A ©An Scoil
Sports achievement awards were presented by Mr. Stephen McDonnell to students who excelled in Gaelic Football, Rugby, and Athletics. Stephen also presented awards to the County Senior Footbal winners as well as awards to students who took part in the 5k Park run as part of the McEgan College Health Week.
Refreshments for the occasion were prepared and served by Transition Year students, the LCA2 Class, under the guidance of Ms Burke, Ms. Manning and Ms. Hickey. Deputy Principal, Mrs. Margaret Corkery acted as M. C. for the ceremony and Mrs. Patricia Lynam, in the Principal's address, welcomed and congratulated awards recipients but put special emphasis in her address on her pride in the wonderful achievements of all of the students of McEgan College. She thanked all the staff who worked so hard over the past years and also congratulated the parents.
Pictured at the recent successful performances of "Unforgiven" at the Briery Gap are Tomas Healy (PJ); Michael Twomey (Director); Treasa O'Riordan ( Mary);, Robert O'Riordan (Seamie) and Sean Óg Ó Duinnin (Eamon) © Jon Mathers
This drama, written by John McDwyer and directed by Michael Twomey, is billed as a comedy but has a very serious undertone. The dysfunctional family and their earthy utterances brought many laughs and the superb acting of the local cast made for a great night's entertainment. But Unforgiven also showed the dark side of rural life. It played to near capacity audiences during its four night run in the Briery Gap and received a standing ovation at the end of each performance. Director, Michael Twomey was greatly impressed by the professional approach of the cast, stage management, set design, lighting etc. He is already reading more scripts with the intention of directing another play next year. Michael's superb directing brought amateur theatre to a totally new level at the Briery Gap and the management is delighted with this development. The cast too were more than pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a professional director.
Paddy Casey – Saturday 1st November at 8.30pm
Eilish O'Carroll, better known as Winnie in her brother Brendan's successful BBC sitcom, Mrs Brown's Boys, presents Live Love Laugh on Friday 14th November at 8.00pm Tickets €20 Concessions €18.
Donal Skehan – Friday 28th November at 8.00pm. Tickets €20.
Louise Morrissey- A Country Christmas – Saturday 27th December at 8.00pm
Monday 3rd November Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie Admission €4. The film sees Agnes Brown go to court to protect her family's stall at Dublin's Moore Street market from a corrupt Russian businessman who wishes to convert it into a shopping centre.
Wednesday 6th November Before the Winter Chill -. 8.30pm. Admission €7. Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
Saturday 8th November Muppets Most Wanted Admission €4. The Muppets are approached by Dominic Badguy, who offers to manage the group on an European tour. Constantine, a near-exact double for Kermit the Frog, along with Badguy, plot to steal the Crown Jewels of England.
Monday 10th November Boyhood Admission €4. Boyhood is a 2014 American coming-of-age drama. The film was shot intermittently over an eleven-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of the young boy and his sister to adulthood.
Monday 17th November Frank Admission €4. Frank follows Jon, a young man with a strong interest in music, as he joins an eccentric band called "Soronprfbs" led by the title character Frank. It features Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Fassbender.
The Golden Dream – Wednesday 19th November. Films screen at 8.30pm. Admission €7.
Saturday 22nd November The Nut Job Admission €4
Monday 24th November What We Did on Our Holiday Admission €4. All Screens at 8.30pm
Donoughmore Historical Society is holding a public lecture on Thursday, 30th October, in the Community Centre, Stuaic, at 8pm, entitled "Surely not in my own county...the Final Journey of Michael Collins." Guest speakers are Maria Young (producer of 'Guerilla Days In Ireland') and Tim Crowley. All welcome, cover charge €2.
Halloween Pre-Teen Fancy Dress Disco in aid of Macroom Community Hospital in Riverside Park Hotel Macroom on Friday, October 31, 7 -9p.m. DJ Danny Zumba. Admission €5. Parents free.
Halloween Party: in Crookstown Hall on Friday, October 31, 2 to 5pm. Tickets at the door. €10 per family. Join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and dancing with local talent, Danny Payne! Organised by Cloughduv NS Parents Association.
Visit to Macroom Cemeteries on Sunday, November 2. Castle Street 2p.m. St. Colman's 3p.m. Aghinagh 4p.m.
Waterfall Macra are holding a 5k fun run on Sunday, November 2nd. Registration at O'Shea's Bar in Waterfall from 12.00 to 12.45 and the race will start at 1pm from the bar. Cost €10 and all proceeds will go to the COPE Foundation. There will be prizes for first 3 men and first 3 women over the line. Since it is a fun run, we would like if people would dress up and there will be a prize for the best costume! Contact us on Facebook or Noreen on 087 6340678 for more info.
ACR Heritage will hold its AGM at Coachford Community House on Wed 5 November at 8pm. Following a successful year of surveys, exhibitions, presentations and more, we look forward to further promoting the history and heritage of our area in 2015. New members are always welcome and we would particularly invite those from the Aghabullogue and Rylane areas, or indeed further afield, who might be interested.
'Ag Leathnú', the Ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí yearly exhibition, takes place in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne from the 6th November to the 18th December. The exhibition will be opened by the storyteller, Pádraig Ó Briain, on Thursday 6th November at 7:30.
Macroom Neighbour Watch talk on Crime Prevention and Fire Safety on Monday November 10th in Fr Ryan Hall at 7pm. Everyone welcome to attend.
Macroom Senior Citizens Mass for deceased members on Tuesday November 11th in Fr Ryan Hall at 8pm.
Muskerry Local History Society 10 November . The launch of Times Past, Journal of Muskerry Local History Society. Lectures at Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall at 8.00 pm sharp. Annual subscription €10. Alternatively a cover charge of €3 applies at each lecture. Please note change of night to Monday night. Further information from Liam Hayes (0877828546), Dermot O'Donovan (0214873266), Rod MacConaill (0861089524) or Dermot Lucey (0879331135).
17 November. Kilmichael Ambush. Speaker: Donal O'Flynn.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Charity Gala Floral Demonstration by Theresa Collins (AOIFA) Tipperary, entitled "Christmas is coming" on Thursday 13th of November 8.00p.m in Coolcower House. Supporting Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Macroom Branch of Meals on Wheels. The Club is celebrating 40 years Ruby Anniversary Dinner at The Castle Hotel on Friday December 5th 6.30p.m. Tickets and further details 087-9821708 and 086-3046608.
November Mass for all who died during the year will take place on Friday, November 21 at 7.30p.m. in St. Colman's Church, Macroom.
Fancy Dress Ball. The Lord Mayor of Ballinagree, Helen Spillane, will host the Mayor's Fancy Dress Ball in the Laine Bar, Ballinagree, on Friday 21st of November. Music by Jerry McCarthy. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Donoughmore Astro Turf with lights is now available for booking. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/Donoughmoreparish and see the on line booking system in place. Donoughmore Bingo is on Saturday nights in the community hall at 8pm. Refreshments served. Jackpot €280.
Laochra Óg would like to thank the following sponsors for their support throughout the season:
Michael and Nora McCarthy of Glenview Motors for the training facilities in Teerbeg
Deasy's Pharmacy who sponsored jerseys and hurleys for Junior "B", Minor and under 16 hurlers.
Macroom Opticians who sponsored U14 hurlers.
Michael and Mary McCarthy, Astra Systems who sponsored under 12 hurlers.
Folláin Teo., Ballymakeera who sponsored under 10 hurlers.
Niall Murphy Tarmac who sponsored under 8 hurlers.
Nóra Ní Luasa for her photos throughout the season.
Your support gave all the teams a great start to the year and we hope it continues for 2015.
Rainbows Peer support Programme supports children who have suffered a bereavement either through the separation or death of a parent or sibling and helps them to find healing and growth through the pain. It doesn't need to hurt forever. For information and application form please contact Macroom Family Resource Centre. Ph. 026 20561
Macroom Branch of the Red Cross has its training sessions on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Scout Hall. New members are always welcome.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto. Oct. 21. Jackpot €1,600. Numbers drawn 11, 14, 31. No Winner. €70 Rachel Twomey, Rockboro. €20 Clare Cronin, New Street. Peggy O'Connell, Railway View. Mikey O'Riordan, Inchigeela. Jane Coughlan, Kilnagurteen. Mary Hayes, c/o Conor Buttimer.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Oct. 15. Jackpot €5,000. No winner. €70 Con Coakley, Inchigeela. €20 Joan O'Neill, Bandon, Mick Kelly, Bandon. Eddie Dineen, Kilnamartyra. Peter and Teresa @ The Tavern. . .
Oct. 22. Jackpot €5,200. €70 Peggy Moriarty, Carriganimma. €20 Martin Twomey, Hartnett's Cross. Pat Kelleher, Clondrohid Village. Karen O'Leary, The Glebe. Kevin Cullinane, Coachford.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: Oct. 19. Numbers drawn: 7, 9, 16, 30. Jackpot €9,900. No winner. €50 Caoimhe Moynihan, Canovee. €25 Dave Moss, Kilmurry. Karen Hynes, Aherla.
Oct. 26. Numbers drawn: 6, 9, 19, 30. No winner. €50 Mary O'Sullivan, Nettleville. €25 Ciara O'Shea, Aherla. Connie O'Keeffe, Dooniskey. Next Jackpot €10,200. .
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto. Results Jackpot: €4,600, Numbers Drawn: 9 – 18 – 24. No Winner, €50 Pat O'Callaghan, Umera. €20 Noreen Kelleher, Ballinagree Shop. Donal Corkery, Drombeg. Martin Hubbard, Inchilea. John O'Sullivan, The Lawn c/o Ploughman.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 20/10/2014, Jackpot: €1,400, Numbers Drawn: 6 - 25 - 28, No Winner, €40 Brendan Barry Murphy, €20 Frank Buckley, Sean Delaney, Declan Casey, Diarmuid O' Riordan (Yearly Ticket).
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All the inscriptions on the headstones in Canovee Graveyard have now been recorded on the Historic Graves website. This is easily available for anyone to look at. Just Google search for Historic Graves, click on Graveyards and look for Canovee Graveyard.
There is family information on many of the graves with headstones. The Stories section includes stories about the graveyard and also about some of the people buried there with no headstone. On this note we would like to get further information.
The Historic Graves website also features many other local Graveyards. The project was designed by Eachtra Archaeology and is funded through Leader.
Anú Pictures will present a film on Lee Valley artist, Tadhg McSweeney at Cork Film Festival on Sunday, November 15. This film portrait of the painter is the work of Dónal Ó Céilleachair. It is shot in Tadhg's studio in Cnoc Sathairn and is just 23 minutes long.
Described by Con Houlihan as "one of our leading painters", Tadhg McSweeney was born in Cill na Martra in 1936. He is a well-travelled artist - having trained in Dublin, London and in Italy - and he has held solo exhibitions throughout the world; honing and perfecting his craft for over 50 years. Tadhg continues to reside in the area, finding endless inspiration in the natural landscapes and themes of his home surroundings.
Brian Lynch writes 'The simplicity, the stubbornness, the freshness, and the joy he finds in nature are facets of an on-going self-portrait, expressions of the soul of an original artistic personality. He is in the tradition of Irish genius, but there is no genius like him. Tadgh McSweeney is unique'.
This film is an intimate portrait of a unique Irish artist, who continues to find extraordinary beauty in the absolutely ordinary, while illuminating a whole other way of looking at the world around us, in the process.
The film features music by Fiona Kelleher, Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh, 3Triúr and Peadar Ó Riada. It is the first film by Dónal Ó Céilleachair in a new series of film portraits of artists in the area.
November Prayers: The annual prayers for our loved ones buried in Clondrohid and for all our relatives and friends buried elsewhere, will take place in the local graveyard on Sunday November 2 at 3pm.
Remembrance Mass for deceased relatives and friends will take place in Clondrohid church on Tuesday, November 4 at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Self Help Collection: takes place before the weekend masses in Clondrohid and Carriganima on Sat/ Sun November 1 and 2 .Please support as generously as you can.
G.A.A.News: To help celebrate the end of season, Cork Camogie and Football star, Briege Corkery arrived in Clondrohid to a huge welcome from our under 8 squad. After an inspiring speech (standing beside both recently won McCarthy and O'Duffy Cups), she presented medals, signed shirts and posed with members of the team. Thanks to all who attended and all players for a great season!Clondrohid U10 footballers travelled to Kenmare to participate in cup and shield competitions. This was an excellent outing, playing Kenmare, Milltown- Castlemaine, and Rathmore. The cup team didn't qualify from their group but the shield team won all their group games and got to the final with Kenmare providing the opposition. This was one exciting game, a great display of football by the Clondrohid lads and they came away with a great win by the narrowest of margins, a single point dividing the teams. It was an fantastic win, and nice to come out of the kingdom with silver wear. This may be the first of many trophies for this excellent group of players. It was the final game of the season. Sincere thanks to coaches , mentors, and parents who have given their time all year. This is the reason we finished out the year with a trophy as dedication and commitment paid off. To the players involved , enjoy the winter break and see ye all in 2015. Congratulations to Sean Desmond on making the Cork U15 football development squad. Sean is a member of the Clondrohid U15-16 team .Sean has put a lot of time and training to get this far and thanks to Helen and John for all the spins. Clondrohid minors will take on Ballingeary this weekend in Rebel Go C County Football Final. Excitement is building and players, coaches, mentors and supporters are all looking forward to this game. This is a great achievement for the club ,and great credit is due to all players, coaches ,and mentors involved. All in the club wish ye the very best of luck. Time and venue to be confirmed so check locally for same. Come out in large numbers next weekend and support the team.
County Club Draw.How would you like the chance to win some fantastic prizes and support Clondrohid G.A..A club, all for just €10 per month? The total prize fund for this year's Draw is €450,000, with twelve monthly draws including two free draws. The fantastic prizes include cars, cash and holidays, and the first two draws (September and October) take place at Páirc Uí Rinn on Thursday, October 31. to join, contact ;Gerard Kelleher 086 3920074 or John Buckley 087 0542545 or join online at www.corkgaadraw.ie
Fundraiser for Creche: Celtic Steps The Show will be performing live on stage in the Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney on Friday November 28. This is a fundraiser event for the Community Creche in Clondrohid. Tickets at €15 per person. Plenty of notice so book your babysitter . Great night assured. Go to www.celticsteps.ie for more information on the show.
Tá fógartha ag an Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., go bhfuil deontas de €25,000 ceadaithe aige do Ionad Cultúrtha Bhaile Bhuirne don tréimhse Samhain 2014 go 30 Deireadh Fómhair 2015. Dúirt an tAire Stáit agus é ag fógairt an deontais go raibh áthas air a bheith in ann a leithéid de dheontas a chur ar fáil do Ionad Cultúrtha Bhaile Bhuirne arís i mbliana as ucht an tsár-obair atá ar siúl acu ag soláthar ranganna, ceolchoirmeacha, taispeántais agus ceardlanna dearc-ealaíne do phobal Mhúscraí. "Ta ról lárnach agus leanúnach ag an Ionad Cultúrtha i gcur chun cinn na n-ealaíon agus suim sna h-ealaíona a mhúscailt i measc an phobail agus tá muid go mór faoi chomaoin acu féin agus na múinteoirí atá fostaithe acu, agus is léir go bhfuil toradh fiúntach ar a gcuid oibre" a dúirt an tAire Stáit.
Walkers from Cronin's Clohina to Gougane Barra on Gougane Sunday ©
From Cúil Aodha to Iona, the third film in Dónal Ó Céilleachair's 'Irish Music Trilogy' that includes 3-TRIÚR , 2012 and Aisling Gheal (Bright Vision), 2013, will premiere at Cork Film Festival on Saturday, November 8. For further detail on screening go to http://www.corkfilmfest.org/2014/festival-events/o-chuil-aodha-go-hoilean-i/. The film is 53 minutes long and was shot in black and white and colour. It is the story of Cór Chúil Aodha, founded by legendary Irish composer Seán Ó Riada in 1963 - and continued after his death in 1971 by his son Peadar. Cór Chúil Aodha occupies a legendary place in Irish music and embodies the spirit of an area that is historically rich in both poetry and music. With current members that include local farmers, carpenters, teachers, civil servants and businessmen, fathers, sons and grandchildren; the choir represents a vibrant cross-section of the community and a diversity of authentic contemporary voices.
This intimate documentary follows the life of the choir over an 8-week period; charting its weekly trials and tribulations - under Peadar's watchful direction - culminating in a historical visit to the renowned island of Iona with President Michael D. Higgins in the year of the choir's 50th anniversary.
Ó Chúil Aodha go hOileán Í was made for RTE with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It will be broadcast on RTÉ 1 on Thursday, November 27th at 10.15pm.
Donoughmore Macra : Well done to Tom Carroll, who progresses to the next round of Impromptu Public Speaking. He beat off stiff competition but won the judges over with his discussions on 'flowers' and 'Love/Hate'. This followed his achievement of being part of the public speaking team who advance to the next round, alongside Meig Collins and Emily O'Donovan. Donoughmore Macra then finished the night by entering three teams into the Know Your Ag quiz, with two teams finishing in the top three. Best of luck to the Terelton Macra Know Your Ag team in the finals. The club ladies travelled to Limerick on 12th October for 7-a-side football, and were delighted to reach the final. However, they were defeated by a worthy Tir na nOg, from Longford. They went to Cork city to celebrate. Donoughmore Macra thoroughly enjoyed a club night out to Nathan Carter in the Charleville Park Hotel.
Hair Today—Gone Tomorrow ! A very brave and generous little girl, Molly Mangan (9) from Rylane has teamed up with Stylz Hair Salon in Coachford to donate her beautiful hair and at the same time raise funds for the Rapunzel Foundation, a charitable organization that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss through fund raising as well as through hair raising. Hair is raised through the Rapunzel Foundation's Ponytail campaign, where people commit to growing their hair with the view to its being sent to help make much needed wigs to improve the lives of those living with hair loss. Molly, who attends Rylane National School, has volunteered to have her hair cut on Saturday, November 1st in Stylz Hair Salon. " I just thought it was a good way of giving something to someone who might not be able to grow as much hair as I could " Molly said. Molly's ponytail is now over 24 inches long. If you would like to support this very brave effort you can sponsor Molly by dropping into Stylz in Coachford and put your name and donation on the card.
Drama: Congratulations to Coachford Players Drama group who won an award at Ballincollig Drama Festival for best set design and costumes. The group now embark on the festival circuit bidding to make a place in the All Ireland Finals in December. The group will perform 'Faint Voices' on Friday night in Kilmallock. The play written by John McKenna, is based on the life of the poet, Francis Ledwidge. The drama group will also present a Night of Comedy in Breathnach's Bar on Saturday November 8th and Sunday November 9th at 8.00pm each night. The group will perform three short plays featuring some new and not so new members and directors.
Brainy Foróige: Congratulations to the Coachford Foróige quiz team who were victors in the West Cork District Table Quiz, their first event as a fully-fledged club in the division and their first victory. Well done to the brain boxes of Leah Buckley, Eoin Walsh, Tadgh O'Brien Bradley, and Josh Martin.
Family Farmers. Congratulations to Con & Mary Murphy, Direen, who were announced as the Munster Winners of the FBD UN Year of Family Faming at the National Ploughing Championships. The awards, run in association with Teagasc and IFA, have an overall prize fund of €25,000 and attracted entrants from all over the country, with judges visiting a shortlist of 25 farms before reaching their decision. Con & Mary, who received €3,000 for winning the Munster title, will join the other regional winners from Dublin, Sligo and Down and will present their stories at the Women & Agriculture Conference on 22 October in Co Meath. The top award will be announced at the Teagasc/IFA conference in November, where the winner will come away with a grand prize of €5,000. To make the shortlist, entrants had to send in a detailed entry form under the following headings: family product and place, community and voluntary contribution, and coping with challenge. The overall impression by judges upon their visit to the farm was also a factor.
Childcare worker vacancies. There are two childcare worker vacancies on the Community Employment Scheme in the Coachford and Dripsey areas.. The details of these can be found on Jobs Ireland (job refs: ES887617 & ES887541). Those interested should first check that they are eligible for the Community Employment Scheme.
Coachford Greenway will be officially opened at noon on Friday, October 31st by. Mr. Sean Sherlock Minister of State. The greenway was completed in June 2014 and has become one of the most popular walking routes in the Lee Valley. The Greenway developed by the Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Company has been used as an access point for the international and local fisherman coming to fish along this beautiful stretch of the River Lee. The Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Alan Coleman and our World Silver medallist and Olympian, Olive Loughnane will also attend and support the opening of the Greenway.
Bingo, 45 drive and Poker. O'Riordan's Bar are providing entertainment every Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday nights throughout the winter months . Bingo continues every Tuesday night and is great fun for everyone. Wednesday nights sees card players come together to take part in the 45 Card Christmas Drive while on Thursday the more serious gamblers take to the table to enjoy some Texas Hold 'em Poker.
Aghabullogue Minor Footballers have qualified for the Cork County Minor B Final after defeating Trinity Gaels on a score line of 2-6 to 1.08. The boys will now meet Naomh Abán in the final in early November probably in Macroom.
September and October have been very busy months for the "Jeep for Jason" campaign nd the launch date of Sunday November 30th in Ballinascarthy is right on target. All thanks to the people of West Cork, who have really rallied round this project and have embraced the need for a new emergency vehicle for Dr. Jason Van der Velde. Dr. Jason works on a voluntary basis with the West Cork Rapid Response and gets on average about 95 emergency call outs every six months. In the first half of this year alone Dr. Jason has re-started seven hearts, delivered three babies and saves two lives each month, people who would not have made it to the hospital. All sorts of events have been taking place including 5K walks, threshings, car wash, chimney sweeping, concerts, bag packing, quizes, bingo and numerous coffee days. A special word of thanks also to all the national and secondary schools who participated in the Uniform Free Day and cake sales for the very deserving cause. Dr. Jason plans on visiting these schools in the New Year with his new jeep and will run through how to make an emergency 999 call. All money raised in West Cork, stays in West Cork. There is still time for anyone who would like to hold or organise an event, just contact Betty (087) 2414787 or Kate (086) 4540981 and the events for November are as follows:-
Saturday Nov 1st - Sharon Hayes Memorial ladies football match & Family Fun Day in Dunmanway at 2pm with All Ireland Ladies Football team members and Brendan Martin Cup attending.
Saturday Nov 1st - Afternoon Tea at Sarah Coules, Rock Haven, Inchydoney from 12 noon to 6pm, everyone very welcome.
Saturday Nov 1st - Gina & The Champions play in Actons Hotel, Kinsale, enjoy a great night's dancing.
Friday Nov 7th - Breakfast Morning in Fernhill House Hotel at 7.30am with guest speakers Tomás Mulcahy, John Caulfield and Declan Kidney, this event is ideal for all sporting clubs in West Cork to support the "Jeep for Jason" project if they haven't done so already. Bookings at (086) 3791064.
Sunday Nov 9th - Coffee Day at Michael & Elma O'Neill, Ballinard, Ballineen from 11am - 8pm.
Sunday Nov 9th - Threshing Day in Reenascreena.
Wednesday Nov 19th - "Beauty on the Lane" Beauty, Fashion & Fun at Monk's Lane, Timoleague, drinks reception at 8pm, amazing spot prizes, goody bags and prize for the Best Dressed Lady. Bookings (023) 88 46348.
Saturday Nov 22nd - "The Three Tenors" play in Inchydoney Hotel at 8pm, guest Soprano Joanne Walsh, tickets going fast, for sale in The Village Store, Ballinascarthy, Centra Enniskeane, O'Donovans Hotel and Inchydoney Hotel.
Saturday Nov 29th - Down & Dirty event in Skibbereen.
Sunday Nov 30th – Official launch - Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Come to Ballinascarthy in the afternoon and view the jeep, see where your donation went and meet Dr. Jason Van der Velde.
Friday Dec 5th - Ceilí Mór in The Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway with Michael Sexton & Band, monster raffle on the night.
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In a period when Cork men were ignored during the handing out of Football and Hurling All Stars, Cork women are to the fore, both nationally and locally, and rightly so. All Ireland champions Cork and finalists Kilkenny dominate the Camogie All Stars shortlist. The final team will be announced at the All Stars banquet in association with Liberty Insurance at Citywest on 1 November. Cork received 14 nominations with goalkeeper Aoife Murray and defenders Joanne O'Callaghan, Anna Geary, Laura Treacy, Eimear O'Sullivan and Gemma O'Connor amongst the 45 nominees. Rena Buckley and Ashling Thompson have been nominated at midfield. Jennifer O'Leary, Orla Cotter, Briege Corkery, Angela Walsh, Julia White and Katriona Mackey are amongst the forward nominees.
Meanwhile, the 2014 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star nominations include 10 Cork women in the 45-strong shortlist, while their defeated opponents, Dublin, received 11 nominations. Briege Corkery is hotly tipped to round off a memorable year after completing Ladies Football and Camogie All-Ireland wins and captaining the Rebels to their remarkable comeback victory over Dublin. Corkery has already won seven All Star Awards and was named the 2012 Players' Player of the Year. The rest of Cork's nominees include multiple All Star winners - Angela Walsh (5), Bríd Stack (5), Deirdre O'Reilly (4), Geraldine O'Flynn (4), Ciara O'Sullivan (1) and Valerie Mulcahy (5). Other Cork nominees are Róisín Phelan, Vera Foley and Annie Walsh. The 2014 TG4 All Star Award winners will be revealed at a gala presentation at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on Saturday, 8 November 8.
Sponsor of Auld Triangle/ Muskerry GAA Sports Award, Michael O'Riordan, with dual stars, Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery with All Ireland trophies. © Mike English
The monthly winners of The Irish Times/ Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year award for September were Anna Geary (Camogie) and Briege Corkery (Gaelic football). The sportswomen now go forward to be considered for the Sportswoman of the Year Awards in Dublin on December 19. The joint award for September honours the winning Cork captains who led their teams to what, at times, looked like impossible victories. The way both finals progressed, the odds on Cork winning an All-Ireland single, never mind a double, looked slim enough, the camogie team trailing Kilkenny by five points at one stage; the footballers facing an even higher mountain to climb when they fell 10 points behind Dublin with just 15 minutes to go. For the camogie side, it ended what, in Cork terms, amounted to a drought, 2009 the last time they had lifted the trophy, having won four in the previous five years. Thanks to their 2-12 to 1-9 victory, 'normal' service was resumed.
A fortnight later the 10 point deficit, made a ninth All-Ireland title in 10 years seem but a distant dream for the footballers - until they got down to work in those final 15 minutes and left Dublin feeling like they'd been lifted out of the stadium by a hurricane that bequeathed another double to the Rebels. So. Briege Corkery, along with her camogie captain Anna Geary, are The Irish Times/ Irish Sports Council Sportswomen of the Month for September, having led their teams to produce yet another magical month for their county. And who would challenge Briege's claim to the Sportswoman of the Year Award, after her significant contribution to both Camogie and Gaelic Football wins.
Rena Buckley, Inniscarra and Cork Camogie player and footballer, receiving the Auld Triangle/Muskerry GAA Sports Award for September from Michael O'Riordan, The Auld Triangle. Included are Rena's parents, Eileen and Tim and her grandmother, Rena. ©Mike English
Meanwhile, the Auld Triangle and Muskerry Sports Star Award for September went to another dual star, Rena Buckley, who plays her Gaelic football with Donoughmore and Camogie with Inniscarra and works as a Physiotherapist in Macroom. She received the September award for her personal outstanding performance in the All Ireland Camogie Final. Between camogie and football Rena has 14 All Ireland medals. She was joined at the function in the Auld Triangle by parents, Tim and Eileen and her grandmother, another Rena, a sprightly 96. Also in attendance were Tracey Kennedy, PRO Cork County Board, Paudie Murray and Brian Barry of the Cork camogie selectors. Sheila Golden, secretary and Kathleen Healy, President, Cork Camogie Board. Inniscarra Camogie clubmates and officers were also there to celebrate with Rena. Briege Corkery, fellow Cork camogie and football player, came along and brought with her the two All Ireland Cups.After a beautiful meal, there were a few speeches where JJ Long thanked everyone for all their work and Tracey Kennedy congratulated the Muskerry Board on this awards initiative, saying these kind of schemes are very important and even more important that they are run at local level. Tim Buckley, Inniscarra Camogie Chairman, outlined where the club had come from, where it is now and where they hope to be in the future. In an interview with John Feeney, Chairman of the Awards Committee, Rena said that they did have a plan on Camogie final day but they seemed to get flustered during the first half and went down 5 points. Paudie Murray and Matthew Twomey had words of wisdom for them at half time and that did the trick, refocusing them on their game plan. With regard to the Football Final: nothing went right at the start - being dispossessed easily and missing scores. But, in the final quarter, they refocused on Éamonn Ryan's mantra....perseverance, perseverance, perseverance.Rena started her camogie and football career in Berrings National School under the watchful eye of Principal, Paul Olden. Inniscarra Camogie have had up and down years. They recently went down to Milford, back to back All Ireland Champions, in the County Camogie Final. Senior level competition demands huge commitment and daily life consists of work, training and rest. Congratulations to Rena, a worthy recipient of the Auld Triangle and Muskerry September Sports Star Award.
Relegated: Courcey Rovers
Munster Championship: Sars will play Kilmallock away.
Munster Championship: Ballyhea lost to Kerry's Lixnaw, 3-11 to 1-14.
Final: Fermoy 2-14 (20) Charleville 1-16 (19)
Relegated: St Catherine's
Final: Blackrock 5-13 Carrigaline 4-10
Semi Final Replay: CLOUGHDUV 0-15 Castlemartyr 2-14
Final: Castlemartyr 0-18 Ballinhassig 0-10
Munster Championship: Away to Kenmare of Kerry
Castlemartyr 2 – 14 Cloughduv 0 – 15
Cloughduv's bid to reach the county final, (and a guaranteed place in the Munster Championship as the other finalists Ballinhassig are a club second team) came to an end at Páirc Uí Rinn when the Mid Cork champions were defeated by Castlemartyr in a very tight semi final replay. The damage was done in the first quarter when Castlemartyr, despite playing against the wind, got in for two goals and led at the break by three points. The first Castlemartyr goal after only eight minutes was a very fortuitous one as the sliotar rebounded off the upright to a waiting forward. Cloughduv were then in arrears 1-2 to 0-2 but two minutes later Cloughduv looked likely to get a goal in reply, the opportunity was missed and the East Cork men came down the field and hit over a point at the other end. Yet Cloughduv continued to more than hold their own until the 15th minute when Castlemartyr got in for another goal and quickly added a point to lead by 2-5 to 0-5 at this stage. Cloughduv again did not collapse and they added three points to their tally before the break with Colm Ryan, Darragh Ring and Seán O'Connor getting on the scoreboard and at half time it was 2-5 to 0-8 in favour of the winners – a scoreboard that did not do justice to Cloughduv's efforts in that first half. Cloughduv revamped their line out for the for the second half, with wing backs Andrew Cronin and Aidan Murphy flanking centre back James McCarthy, Donal Corkery and Brian Ahern in a new midfield partnership, and they fought back magnificently and were only a point in arrears three times in the second half. Goalkeeper Jonathan Buckley made an outstanding save for Cloughduv in the 42nd minute to keep two points between the teams, 2-9 to 0-13, but at the other end the Cloughduv forwards were not making much progress and only free taker Colm Ryan was making an impression. Still with seven minutes to go there was only a point between the teams but Castlemartyr finished with a flourish and they fired over four points without reply to emerge five points winners at the final whistle.
Cloughduv scorers: Colm Ryan 0-11 (0-8 frees, 0-1 '65'), Darragh Ring 0-2, Seán O'Connor 0-2.
Cloughduv: Jonathan Buckley: Paul O'Sullivan, Aidan Ahern, Liam Kelleher: Andrew Cronin, David O'Leary, James McCarthy: Ger Ahern, Aidan Murphy: Seán O'Connor, Darragh Ring, Donal Corkery: Joe Ryan, Colm Ryan, Mark Verling. Subs: Brian Ahern (24), William Ahern (ht), Jerry Lucey (ht), Dave McCarthy (53), Michael Deasy (57).
Final: Ballincollig 1-13 Carbery Rangers 1 – 10
Relegated: St Vincent's
Munster Championship: Away to Austin Stacks or Dr. Crokes of Kerry.
A special day for Ballincollig GAA club with victory in the County Senior Football Final! The whole parish united behind the club and there was massive support for the team from all the other Muskerry clubs as well. Supporters travelled from across the world including Con O'Connell (from New Zealand), and Noel Coomey from America. Congratulations are extended to manager Michael O'Brien and his management team of Gerry Ring, Eric Philpott, Paul O'Donoghue, John O'Brien, Sean McCarthy and J.P.O'Leary as well as to every member of the squad. This victory has resulted from a huge effort from everyone across the club with special mention to Club Chairman Seamus O'Callaghan, Richie Hickey and Frank McCarthy, who all did fantastic work behind the scenes.
The occasion was tinged with sadness following the loss of the very popular Johnny Flynn and Ballincollig GAA Club has extended deepest sympathy to the Flynn family.
Ballincollig 1-13 Carbery Rangers 1-10
An unbelievable second-half fight back saw Ballincollig claim a first Cork senior football title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Having trailed by seven points at one stage in the first half, six points in a row meant Ballincollig only trailed by the minimum at half-time. A 32nd-minute goal from Carbery Ranger's Séamus Hayes could have been a killer blow, but Ballincollig would concede just one more point for the remainder of the match. John Kelly's goal in the 40th minute brought Ballincollig level and they finished strongly.
Playing with the stiff wind in the first half, Carbery Rangers scored six points in the opening 11 minutes of the game as Ballincollig struggled. A pair of frees from Cian Dorgan got Ballincollig at last off the mark. Three more points for Rangers made it 0-9 to 0-2 for Carbery Rangers after 20 minutes and they appeared to be cruising. However, in the eight minutes before half-time Ballincollig effected a near-total transformation. Cian Dorgan, with a point from play, kick-started the fight back and he scored two more with Seán Kiely, Niall Allen and Luke Prendergast also landing inspirational scores. It was 0-9 to 0-8 at half time and the impetus was now with Ballincollig.
Within two minutes of the restart a Carbery Rangers goal was a shock but Ballincollig heads didn't drop and John Paul Murphy set up Ciarán O'Sullivan for a point and then Patrick Kelly's quick free allowed George Durrant to find John Kelly and his finish was brilliant, a goal to level at 1-9 apiece.
Carbery went ahead again in the 43rd minute with a point - their last score! Ballincollig had points from sub Ian Coughlan (two), Cian Dorgan and Cian Kelly to go three points ahead going into injury time. There was late drama but Ballincollig held out and can now look forward to a Munster championship semi-final against either Austin Stacks or Dr Crokes on November 16.
Ballincollig scorers: Cian Dorgan 0-6 (0-4 frees), John Kelly 1-0, Ian Coughlan 0-2 (frees), Luke Prendergast, Sean Kiely, Ciarán O'Sullivan, Niall Allen and Cian Kiely 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: David Lordan: Luke Prendergast, Liam Jennings, Noel Galvin: John Paul Murphy, Stephen O'Donoghue, Cian Kiely: Seán Kiely, Ciarán O'Sullivan: Niall Allen, Patrick Kelly, George Durrant: John Kelly, Cian Dorgan, John Miskella. Subs: Alan O'Donovan (42), Ian Coughlan (47), R Noonan (60).
Final: Valley Rovers 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-8
Champions: Valley Rovers
Munster Championship: Valleys will meet Na Piarsaigh of Limerick
Final: Éire Óg 0-14 Rockchapel 0 - 6
Champions: Éire Óg
Eire Óg 0 - 14 Rockchapel 0 – 6
At last Éire Óg footballers have won the county intermediate championship and will be playing in the Premier grade next season. Éire Óg won the Mid Cork and county junior titles in 2008 and with the talented squad available to them the expectation was that they would quickly progress to the premier grade. They have disappointed on many occasions over the past six years but this time round there was to be no wobble at all and in this county final under lights at Páirc Uí Rinn they took the game to Rockchapel from start to finish, were clearly the better side and deservedly took the much sought after county title.
Aidan O'Connor opened the scoring for Éire Óg in the 3rd minute but in a tight opening quarter the only other score was a point for Rockchapel after ten minutes to tie the scores. The Éire Óg defence was in top form from the start, very tight but not fouling, and this was a major contributory factor in this victory, A point from a John Dineen free in the 16th minute gave Éire Óg the lead once again and they were never to lose the advantage subsequently. Liam Sheehan increased the lead with a point in the 21st minute and Ronan O'Toole added another immediately afterwards. Rockchapel, who had defeated Eire Óg in the quarter final last year scoring four goals in the process, rallied before half time and points in the 24th and 26th minutes reduced the gap between the teams to the minimum but in injury time Daniel Goulding had a point for Éire Óg who thus led by 0-5 to 0-3 at the break.
In truth, Éire Óg had the title wrapped up within six minutes of the restart. Daniel Goulding pointed within a minute, half time substitute Kevin Hallissey two minutes later and John Dineen's second point from a free in the 36th minute gave Éire Óg a five point advantage and left Rockchapel with a mountain to climb, a task which looked beyond them so well were Éire Óg playing now all over the field. Rockchapel did score a point in the 37th minute after a great save by Éire Óg goalkeeper, young Chris Kelly but back came Éire Óg with a point from Daniel Goulding followed immediately by another from Dan O'Connor to make it 0-10 to 0-4 in the 40th minute. A point for the Rock at the three quarter stage was answered immediately by a Liam Sheehan point for the winners, and Daniel Goulding's point from a free in the 51st minute gave Éire Óg a seven point lead heading into the last ten minutes. Éire Óg were in control and after all the disappointments of recent years were not going to falter now. A Daniel Goulding point in the 53rd minute and another in the final minute left Éire Óg in a comfortable place and they held an eight point lead at the final whistle.
Éire Óg scorers: Daniel Goulding 0-6 (0-1 f, 0-1 '45'), John Dineen 0-2 (frees), L. Sheehan 0-2, Aidan O'Connor, Ronan O'Toole, Kevin Hallissey and Daniel O'Connor 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: John Mullins, Ronan Dennehy, Cian O'Mahony: Dermot O'Herlihy (captain), Alan O'Mahony, Michael O'Shea: Fionn O'Rourke, Liam Murphy: Ronan O'Toole, Liam Sheehan, Daniel O'Connor: Aidan O'Connor, Daniel Goulding, John Dineen. Subs: Kevin Hallissey (h/t), Paul McDonagh (58), Tim O'Leary (59), David Sheehan (60).
Selectors: Team Manager, Harry O'Reilly, Damien Lordan and John O'Shea.
Final: Millstreet 1-9 St. Finbarr's 1-8
Munster Championship: Millstreet v Naomh Eoin of Clare
MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior B Football Championship
Final: Naomh Abán v Kilmurry at Macroom on Saturday 8th November, 2.30pm throw in
Macroom who defeated Aghinagh in the Muskerry Junior C Football Championship final © Lee Valley Outlook
Macroom 1 – 13 Aghinagh 1 – 10
Macroom took the Mid Cork Junior C Football title at Carraigadrohid, defeating neighbours Aghinagh in a very close and entertaining game. Macroom had the benefit of the very strong wind in the first half but did not make sufficient use of the elements and their lead of 1-8 to 1-2 at the break did not look adequate. When Aghinagh kicked over four points within six minutes of the restart to narrow the deficit to a mere two points it seemed that they could press on and take the laurels but Macroom rose to the challenge and with the introduction of some young substitutes, allied to the wiles of some old heads, they fought back and managed to turn the tide. Nevertheless it took two exceptional saves by goalkeeper Declan Kiely late in the game to keep Macroom in front and deny Aghinagh of at least a draw.
On a perfect pitch at Carraigadrohid, Macroom got off to a good start with a point from Brendan O'Callaghan in the very first minute but they had shot four wides before Aghinagh equalised through Paud Lehane in the 7th minute. Declan O'Riordan and Donagh O'Riordan for Aghinagh then exchanged points before the former kicked over three points from frees and Eoin O'Mahony added another to give Macroom a 0-6 to 0-2 lead after 20 minutes. The speedy Aghinagh forwards were troubling the Macroom defence when they had possession and Macroom were in dire need of the goal which came in the 21st minute from the boot of Craig Ronan. Aghinagh struck back five minutes later, Donagh O'Riordan's blistering shot rattling the Macroom crossbar before rebounding to Chris Duggan who lashed to the net from close range. Macroom now made the first of their significant substitutions, introducing the veteran Noel Twomey and with his first touch, Twomey showed he still knows where the posts are and he added another point before the break to give Macroom a 1-8 to1-2 lead.
Paud Lehane pointed two long range frees to get Aghinagh off to a heartening start when play resumed and after Ted O'Leary took a smart point, Lehane added another from play to cut the gap back to two points after only six minutes play. Alex Ryan was introduced into a re-arranged Macroom defence which began at last to get to grips with the pace of the Aghinagh attack. Macroom lost a good goal opportunity but William O'Riordan eased their situation with a point in the 41st minute and Concubhair Murray added a point two minutes later to open up a four point gap which lasted until the 50th minute when Chris Duggan's point for Aghinagh reduced the deficit to 1-10 to 1-7. Substitute Tommy Condon now pointed for Macroom but five minutes from time, Seanie Twohig had a point for Aghinagh to leave only one score between the teams once again. Craig Ronan for Macroom and Mathew O'Leary for Aghinagh now exchanged points and Declan Kiely in the Macroom goals made an outstanding save to deny O'Leary of an equalising goal in the 28th minute. With the game going into injury time, Noel Twomey eased the pressure for Macroom temporarily with an outstanding point from a very tight angle but Matt O'Leary pointed for Aghinagh in reply and only another brilliant save by Kiely denied Donagh O'Riordan in the dying seconds to give Macroom a very hard earned victory at the final whistle.
Scorers: Macroom: C Ronan 1-1, D O'Riordan 0-4 (0-3 frees), N Twomey 0-3, B O'Callaghan, E O'Mahony, W O'Riordan, T Condon, C Murray 0-1 each.
Aghinagh: C Duggan 1-1, P Lehane 0-4 (0-2 frees), M O'Leary 0-2, D O'Riordan, T O'Leary, S Twohig 0-1 each.
Macroom (13 a side): Declan Kiely: James O'Connor (capt.), Olan O'Mahony: Shane Dunne, Pádraig O'Connor, Paul O'Farrell; Eoin O'Mahony, Darren McKenna: Gerry O'Mahony, Concubhair Murray, Craig Ronan: Brendan O'Callaghan, Declan O'Riordan. Subs: Noel Twomey (25) for G O'Mahony, William O'Riordan for B O'Callaghan (ht), Alex Ryan for P O'Connor (40), Tommy Condon for C Murray (48), Robert Healy for W O'Riordan (52).
Aghinagh: Daniel Crowley: Tim O'Leary, John Lynch: Peadar Twomey, Noel Lehane, Andrew Murphy: Sean Twohig, Mathew McCarthy: Chris Duggan, Paud Lehane, Donagh O'Riordan: Ted O'Leary, Paudie Twohig. Subs: Sean Dineen for M McCarthy (50), Mattie O'Leary for C Duggan (54).
Referee: Ger Ahern, Canovee.
Macroom seek to achieve the championship/ league double when they play Dripsey under lights in the Mid Cork Division Four league final on Friday 31st October at the Castle Grounds, 8pm throw in.
Aghinagh 0 - 12 Knocknagree 1 – 10
Aghinagh were the Muskerry representatives in the Inter divisional Division One league champions competition and they had home advantage at Rusheen for their meeting with Knocknagree, representing Duhallow. A first half goal for Knocknagree gave the Duhallow men the advantage at the break 1-6 to 0-6, but Aghinagh pressed strongly all through the second half and had the deficit down to the minimum in the closing stages but just could not get the equalising point.
Aghinagh: Paul O'Sullivan: Paud O'Sullivan, Jeremiah Kelleher, Trevor Burns: Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Miceál Corkery: William Ambrose, Con Lehane: Mickey O'Brien, Declan Ambrose, Sean Kelleher: Kieran Lehane, Seamus O'Leary, Willliam Coakley. Subs: Seán Horgan and Donal Corkery.
In the delayed Rochestown Park Hotel Mid Cork Division One League final, Aghinagh will meet Canovee at Macroom on Sunday 9th November, throw in 2.30 pm.
Ballinora 2 - 11 Newmarket 1 – 10
Semi Final: Dungourney 1-18 Ballinora 0-12
Final (Replay) Éire Óg 1 – 7 Cúchullains, Kanturk 0 – 8
Éire Óg minors hurlers took the County A title in dreadful weather conditions at the Castle Grounds Macroom, defeating a fancied Kanturk side in the replay under lights before a big attendance. Ten minutes before half time the heavens opened and the rain simply cascaded down, drowning players and spectators alike. With the score at 0-5 each at the break, there was a general expectation that referee Joe Larkin would call off the game in view of the prevailing weather conditions but he decided to let the game proceed and the second half was played in constant rain which made it very difficult to hurl, particularly for forwards, and it is to the credit of both sides that the contest was so close and sporting. The only goal of the game, scored by Finbarr Fouhy from a 50 metre free ten minutes from time was the vital score of the game, giving Éire Óg the lead at a vital time and they played with unbelievable determination to hold on to their advantage to the final whistle.
Éire Óg scorers: Finbarr Fouhy 1-3 (frees), Eoin O'Shea 0-2 (frees), Daragh McCarthy 0-1, Chris Kelly 0-1.
Éire Óg: Dylan Desmond; Michael Corkery, John Mullins, Daire Conway: Ross McCarthy, Ger McSweeney, Seán Desmond; Darragh McCarthy, John Cooper: Daniel Cotter, Denis Murphy, Chris Kelly; Jason Twomey, Finbarr Fouhy, Eoin O'Shea. Subs: Paddy Gleeson, Cathal Mullins, Conor O'Donoghue, Paul Kirwan, Keith O'Riordan, Brian Hurley, Conor Keane, William McCarthy, Barry O'Mahony, Eoin Kelleher, Conor Nagle, Robert Buttimer, Donal O'Leary.
Management Team: John Conway, Barry Corkery, Eamonn Staunton, Paddy Corkery, Ted Riordan, Ger Cotter, Tim Desmond.
Éire Óg minors later won the Rebel Óg East Minor A hurling league title, defeating Bride Rovers 0-19 to 2-5 in the regional final.
Rebel Óg U16 A Football County League semi final
Urhan 5-12 Macroom 2-6
In heavy conditions at Bantry on Bank Holiday Monday an understrength Macroom side were no match for a focussed Urhan fifteen and after leading by 2-6 to 1-3 at the interval, the Beara boys ran out easy winners at the finish.
Macroom: Nicko Wyzneecki: Dylan Gray, Ryan Creed, Alan O'Farrell: Aidan McMahon, Jack Cronin, Sean McMahon: Ethan O'Gorman, Caleb Dinneen: Blake O'Gorman, Mark Corrigan, Frank Clarke: Cathal O'Riordan, Jack O'Donovan, David Shine.
Fixture: U16 A County Championship Final: Macroom v Valley Rovers at CIT Bishopstown on Sunday 2nd November, 2.15 pm throw in.
Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig 3-8 Clonakilty 0-14
De La Salle, Macroom 1 – 11 Tralee CBS 4 – 10
A new look DLS team did not have the best of days at Killarney in their opening round of the Corn Ui Mhuirí and are now under pressure to win their next group game against Clonakilty Community College. DLS had only four of last year's side in action but still will not have been happy with the performance nor with the level of commitment. The Mid Cork side struggled from the start and losing two players to injury in less than ten minutes did not help. The sides were level at 0-3 each after the opening quarter and DLS did subsequently go in front with a point from Chris Foskett but Tralee then got in too easily for a goal in the 20th minute and when they added another in the 31st minute to lead by 2-4 to 0-5 at the break DLS were in trouble. The second half brought no improvement and Tralee got more and more confident as the game progressed and added a third goal in the 40th minute and another four minutes later. The Mid Cork boys did put in a strong late rally and in addition to scoring a goal from Kevin Murphy, could /should have had two more.
De La Salle, Macroom; Ciarán O'Donoghue (Kilmichael): Jack Cronin (Macroom), Pádraig Hinchion (Kilmurry), Liam Wall (Kilmurry): Kevin O'Dwyer (Macroom), Cathal Foley (Kilmichael), Alan Quinn (Macroom): Marco Healy (Kilmurry), Finbarr McSweeney (Iveleary): Ethan O'Gorman (Macroom), Trevor Tobin (Kilmichael), Mark Healy (Canovee): Don Creedon (Macroom), Joe Ryan (Kilmurry), John Cronin (Cill na Martra). Subs: Chris Foskett (Macroom), Ethan O'Gorman (Macroom), James Berhanu (Kilmurry), Kevin Murphy (Kilmicheal).
Aghabullogue U13 Mid Cork B Camogie Champions © Michelle Cooney
Senior Championship Semi-final Replay:
Inniscarra 1-11 Ballincollig 0-6
County Final: Milford 2 – 17 Inniscarra 0 – 8
Playing their third game in nine days, Inniscarra were no match for All Ireland and county champions of the past two years, Milford, and the North Cork ladies now have made it three 'counties' in a row. Milford were in a very focussed frame of mind and were on top from the start. It was 1-11 to 0-4 by the interval and the second Milford goal came in the 47th minute. All in all, it was a superb display by Milford against a side inevitably suffering the effects of two close semi final games against Ballincollig within the previous week.
Inniscarra: S Ní Riain: R McCarthy, E Hayes, M Buckley: K O'Mahony, K Jones, R O'Mahony: S McCarthy, A Kavanagh: A Sheehan, C Healy, C Looney: Rena Buckley, T McCarthy, J Casey. Subs: M Cosgrave, A Twohig.
Éire Óg u6 camogie players who played a challenge match against Douglas © Casey Photography
Rebel Óg County U18BFC Semi Finals: Carraig na bhFear 2-7, Naomh Aban 1-12 Aghabullogue 2-6, Trinity Gaels 1-8
Rebel Óg County U15A FC Final: CANOVEE 1-9, Passage West 3-10
Rebel Óg County U15 BFC Quarter final: CILL na MARTRA 2-7, Ilen Rovers 9-8
Fe 18 C Football League Final: CLONDROHID 4-11, Shamrocks 1-11 ;
Fe 18 A Hurling League Final: Éire Óg 0-19 Bride Rovers 2-5;
Fe 16 C Hurling League Final: Shamrocks 2-11, GRENAGH 3-7.
The Following REBEL ÓG Fixtures are scheduled for Weekend of 1st November 2014 / 2nd November 2014
County Under 18 'A' Football Championship – Semi Final
CILL na MARTRA v Millstreet or Knocknagree, 1/11/2014 @ Macroom 3.15pm
County Under 18 'B' Football Championship – Final
NAOMH ABÁN v AGHABULLOGUE 1/11/2014 @ Macroom 1.45pm
County Under 18 'C' Football Championship – Final
BÉAL ÁTHA'n Ghaortaigh v CLONDROHID 2/11/2014 @ Baile Bhúirne 2.30pm
County Under 16 'A' Football Championship – Final
Valley Rovers v MACROOM Sunday 2/11/2014 @ CIT 2.15pm
County Under 16 'C' Football Championship – Final
GRENAGH v Shamrocks 2/11/2014 @CIT 12.45pm
County Minor Hurling 'A' League Final
ÉIRE ÓG / Ahan Gaels, v Cuchullains / Ballygiblin
Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2:
U16 Football League semi final: Bishopstown 2-8, Kilmurry 2-11
U15 Hurling Championship: Carrigtwohill 2-16, Aghabullogue 2-8 ; Inniscarra 0-20, Eire Og 3-9.
Frank Honohan, selector with Cork All Ireland Football champions, brings the Brendan Martin Cup to Donoughmore Vegetable Growers fundraiser for Scoil Laichtín Naofa ©
The last day of training for U14, U12, U10, and U8 girls was on Wednesday 17th September. An enjoyable day was had by all the players and coaches. Medals were presented the the U14 Ladies who reached the U14B league final. U12 girls received medals after playing great football throughout the year and also reached the U12 league semi final. U10s and U8s also received their medals for all their great football throughout the year. Fun and games were had, skills were put to the test and a well deserved surprise visit from the ice cream van was very well received. Best of luck to the U16 and Minor girls who are still in action, with a few more matches to go before the end of season. Macroom Ladies football would like to say well done to all the players for their commitment and achievements throughout the year. Much appreciation also to all coaches, mentors and parents who helped out and worked behind the scenes. Without them, the club could not exist. More support and help is always welcome!
Cloughduv U10 Camogie team and trainers who played Ballincollig in a challenge match. ©
Both of Macroom's adult teams had excellent cup victories in recent weeks. In the FAI Junior Cup, Macroom A have progressed to round 4, following a 4-3 extra time win over Glen Celtic B. This was an extremely fiery encounter in which the visitors had four players sent off over the course of the 110 minutes of football. Brendan O'Sullivan had Macroom ahead midway through the first half. The lead was doubled when Darren Dineen was on target. The visitors, who were a threat all through, pulled a goal back and the sides were level on 75 minutes when the dangerous Glen Celtic attack found a way through the Macroom defence. The exchanges were now frantic and amazingly, Glen took the lead with only minutes remaining. Macroom responded and deep into injury time, Stephen Crowley was fouled in the box and Dec O'Riordan made no mistake to force extra time. By this stage Glen had only seven players on the field and it was a patient passing game from Macroom in an attempt to force the now ultra defensive visitors out of position. After much frustration the winner finally came when Anthony O'Donoghue's shot found the bottom corner. The final minutes were played out with the home side holding possession comfortably. Macroom play Tower FC in round four with the winners entering into the open National draw.
Macroom B have qualified for the quarter finals of the President's Cup after a thrilling 3-2 home win against Carrigtwohill Utd. After a scoreless first half, Macroom took the lead on the hour mark. Barry Kelleher was on target after the visiting keeper came off his line and Kelleher's lob from the right wing was inch perfect. Carrigtwohill eqalised soonafter, and then took the lead with only ten minutes remaining. Macroom piled on the pressure but it looked as if the visiting team would hold out. However with the last attack, a Macroom shot was fumbled by the keeper and Padraig Harrington managed to stab the ball home to force extra time. Macroom went ahead in the opening period when Andrew Hegarty's free kick gave the keeper no chance. Carrigtwohill threw everything they had at Macroom and there were a number of scary moments. Firstly, a free header on the six yard box cannoned off the bar and then a deflected shot forced a great save from Trevor Costin in the Macroom goal. This signalled the end of proceedings in what was another fine win for Macroom B.
AUL Premier A League, Castheview 2 Macroom A 1.
Macroom travelled to O'Sullivan Park on the Northside of Cork City, and came away with a disappointing 2-1 defeat. Conditions were difficult for this game with the strong cross field wind making it tough for all players. Macroom had a number of excellent chances in the opening half. Barry O' Donnell and Dec O' Riordan both forcing fine saves from the home keeper, while James O' Connor was unlucky to see his close range effort hit the post and rebound to safety. The home side took the lead on the half hour mark when a cross from the end line was forced home. The visitors pressed looking for an equaliser but were hit on the break on sixty minutes which gave Castleview a commanding 2-0 lead. Macroom continued to push on and they were rewarded with fifteen minutes remaining when Barry O' Donnell struck from a tight angle to halve the deficit. There was now intense pressure on the home goal and Macroom were cursing their luck after a great double chance.
First, James O' Connor saw a fine header cannon off the crossbar and Anthony O' Donoghues' follow up header was saved from point blank range from the home keeper. The resultant inswinging corner was again punched off the line. This was as close as Macroom came but with the league programme in its infancy stage ( two wins from three games), there are plenty of points to play for. Macroom A turn their attention to the FAI Junior Cup action this coming Sunday. A fourth round tie against Tower F.C. will take place at Murrayfield with a 10.45am kick off. The winners of this tie will progress out of the Cork section and into the National draw.
Under 11 Division 5, Macroom A 5 Riversrown A 1.
Macroom A welcomed Riverstown A to Muraryfield with both teams in search of their first win of the season. As in the previous games, Macroom started very well with Jack Devine, Ronan Morey and Jenson Ward keeping the Riverstown goalkeeper busy. Macroom's efforts finally paid off when Max Wyczynski playing on the left wing broke the deadlock. The home side continued to force proceedings with Cian McSweeney and Ronan Morey standing out. Macroom controlled the remainder of the half but couldn't turn chances into goals and the half time score was one nil. Macroom continued to press hard in the second half and it was only a matter of time before they increased their lead. That came with goals from Ronan Morey, Jack Devine, and a second from the hard working Max Wyczynski. Riverstown did pull one back after some slack defending from a corner, but the hosts completed a very successful day out, with a great team goal finished off by Jenson Ward. In what was a fine team display Colm McSweeney, Max Wyczynski and Darren Moynihan gave great performances.
U11 Division 2, Macroom 6 Youghal A 1
Macroom continue to set the pace in division two after another outstanding performance at Murrayfield last week. The hosts started well with Ryan Leahy and Sean Murphy linking up well on the left flank to create a number of chances. This combination were rewarded when Mark Hunt was on the end of lovely link up play to give Macroom a deserved lead. However the lead only lasted two minutes as Youghal equalised on the counter attack . Macroom once again showed great character and Leon Doody had two goals in four minutes following excellent work from Daire McMahon.
The trend continued in the second half and the home side found themselves 4-1 up when Mark Hunt powered a Darragh McCarthy corner off the bar and into the net. Daire McMahon got number five with a cool finish from another corner. And the impressive Rory Duggan rounded off the scoring when he cut in from the right wing and finished a left footed shot into the bottom corner. Macroom have a 100% record in the league with four wins from four.
Best on the day were Rory Duggan, Leon Doody, Daire McMahon, Ryan Leahy and Mark Hunt.
U14 Division 1, Mallow Utd 0 Macroom 1.
This was a difficult encounter with the home side enjoying first half domination. Mallow were awarded a penalty coming up to half time but Kuba Byrdziak pulled off a fine save and the follow up from the inrushing striker hit the bar so it remained 0-0 at the interval. Jack Kelleher was introduced at half time and his influence in the middle of the park started to show with Macroom talking control. Dylan Twomey embarked on a great solo run and was unlucky to see his effort come off the post. Macroom had the ball in the net soon after when Arek Szawja finished at the back post but was ruled out for offside much to the dismay of the away supporters. The visitors finally broke the deadlock with ten minutes remaining when Twomey crossed from the right and Caelum lynch came in off the left wing to fire home. The home side tried hard for an equaliser but the Macroom back line held firm and it was the away side who had the last chance when Twomey split the defence with a fine pass and Dennis Dullea was very unlucky to see his effort come off the post. This was a great team performance against a tough Mallow side.
U14 Division 1 Macroom 8 Kinsale 0
The U14's had an emphatic victory over visitors Kinsale at the Town Park. Mateusz Juszczak opened the scoring on twenty minutes when he cut it from the wing and fired past the keeper. Chris O Connell doubled the lead when his header found the net from Caelum Lynch's well delivered corner. It was 3-0 just before half time when Juszczak found Dylan Twomey in the box and he showed quick feet and a neat finish.
Macroom started the second half well and were 4-0 up when Twomey lobbed the keeper from thirty yards. And he then turned provider for Juszczak who doubled his tally with a fine half volley shortly after. Caelum Lynch was taken down in the box and Twomey smashed home the penalty for his hat-trick and a 6-0 lead. Jack Kelleher's long range free kick deceived everyone and went straight in and Shane Meaney completed the scoring when he fired home a well taken Jack Kelleher corner. Needless to say, this was another fantastic team performance.
U13 Division 2, Avondale Utd 1 Macroom 4
This was a superb win by the U13s away to Avondale.The hosts had won all five games in all competitions this season but found themselves 3-0 down at half time due to a Macroom side that were firing on all cylinders .The Macroom defence of Peter Murphy, Patrick Barry, Bradley O'Shea, Cormac Buckley and George Lowrie were outstanding and this allowed JK Long, Steven O' Donoghue and Daniel Cotter to do the damage at the other end. A superb team performance by all fifteen players on the day.
Macroom F.C. are holding a fundraising raffle for November. The prize on offer is two tickets to Republic of Ireland v United States at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Tuesday Nov 18 (kick off 7.45pm) along with an Irish jersey. Lines can be purchased from all team managers, committee members and are also on sale in Murrays Bar. Lines are priced at 2 euro each or 5 euro for three. After an excellent draw away to the Germans, the O' Neill and Keane double act is gaining momentum so don't miss your chance to see the 'boys in green' at close quarters. Indeed the USA have been successful in recent times themselves, reaching the last sixteen of this summers World Cup. They emerged from a group containing Germany, Ghana and Portugal so are a fine side in their own right. All funds raised will go to the day to day running of the club and Macroom F.C. is hugely appreciative of all support.
U6/7. The under 6/7s have had a good year playing in some challenge games and generally enjoying themselves while learning the basic skills of football. Their training season is over at the end of October and is being marked with a Halloween Party.
U8 Like the U6s they have had an eventful year and have taken part in a series of blitzes and some challenge matches.
U10s The U10 panel have made significant progress over the year. They gained a lot of experience over the year progressing to the final of the Shield in the Brian Cronin tournament in Dromtarriffe. Later in the year they competed in the Neilie Twomey tournament in Canovee and qualified for the Cup final on the day. Unfortunately it was not to be but the experience of participating will stand to the team in the future.
U11/12 Both teams had an excellent year. The U11 team emerged from their group in the Rebel Og League and faced Youghal in the semi final of the county. It was tough match and Youghal were lucky to win in the end as a strong comeback by Kilmurry provided them with a few tense moments. This was one of the few defeats for the U11 team all year. Youghal went on to win the County. The U12s were undefeated in their league up to the last game in which they faced another undefeated team, Grenagh. The north Cork side proved far too strong for Kilmurry and they went on to win the group. Both 11s and 12s learned a lot over the course of the season and have shown they can compete at the highest levels.
U15s/16s Both teams have qualified for their respective league finals. The U15s recently defeated Glenville on a score line of 4-12 to 2-6 in the U15A Eastern Division semi final. They now face either Douglas or Sliabh Rua in the final. Meanwhile the U16s beat Bishopstown in the Premier 2 League semi final and face Eire Og in the final. The Juvenile Club would also like to congratulate William Ronan who has made the panel for the U15 Cork Development Squad