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The Sound of Music in the Briery Gap May 2, 3, 4 ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Macroom Library:

Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3 – 7 year olds
Purlies Thurs. May 1st at 11a.m. – 1p.m.
Gramophone Morning: Mon. May 12th at 11a.m. with Pat Lemasney.
Art Exhibition: Kristin Gleeson's art group will exhibit during May
Bookclub: Wednesday 6th May at 11.30.
Europe Day is May 9th
May Bank Holiday Weekend: The library will be closed on Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th May

Briery Gap:
Sound of Music May 2nd, 3rd, 4th at 8p.m. Sun. May 4th at 3p.m.
Lambert Puppet Theatre presents Cinderella on Thursday 15th May at 10:00am and 12:00noon. Tickets €10.
Irish Country Stars Sunday 18th May at 8.00pm.
Talisman Theatre Company presents Little Red Riding Hood on June 5th.
Cinema: Free Films throughout May include Blue Jasmine, the Great Gatsby and Captain Philips.

Canovee G.A.A. Club History launch on May the 1st in the Castle Hotel, Macroom
Shrone Annual Mass May 4 at 1.30p.m. Walkers will leave Sean Cronin's, Cloghina, Kilnamartyra at 7.30 a.m.
Tacaois exhibition opening in the Ionad Cultúrtha on Thurs. 1st May @ 7.30.
The Iona Connection: Sat. 10 May @ 8.30 in the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne.
Strictly Come Dancing in Donoughmore on Fri. 24th May
Rylane N.S. Centenary: Fri. May 30 to Sun. June 1st.
Macroom Ladies Football u8, u10, u12, u14 training Wednesdays in Tom Creedon Park at 6pm.
Cork ARC Cancer Support House Annual Flag Day Collection in Macroom on Friday 2nd May

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

Macroom Updates

Over 60's Talent Competition Semi Finals at City Hall.


John Lyons, Codrum, Macroom who Qualified for the final of Over 60's Talent Competition at City Hall, Cork © Supplied

The Semi Finals of the Over 60's Talent Competition now in its 38 year were held in the City Hall, Cork on Sunday April 26th. In all there were 20 contestants competing in the semi finals representing clubs from Cork City and County. The talent on the night was extremely high and Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retired Group were represented by John Lyons, Codrum, Macroom, who had qualified from the regional heats which were held in the Fr. Ryan Hall in early April. John gave an outstanding performance playing some lively airs on the harmonica and received a great response for the very large audience attending the event. When the results were announced John Lyons was one of the fourteen contestants called out as having qualified for the finals which will take place at the City Hall, Cork on Sunday June 8th at 8.00pm. Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retired will again be running a bus to these finals and tickets will be available from Evelyn Mc Sweeney, Middle Square, Macroom. Phone 026/41070

Fine Weather for Commemoration Ceremony

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At Easter Rising 1916 Commemoration in Macroom, from left, Pat O'Connell, M.C., Chelsea Cunningham who read the Proclamation; Senator Mark Daly who delivered the oration and Michael Dineen who played the Last Post. © Lee Valley Outlook

The annual 1916 commemoration ceremonies were held in the square in Macroom on Easter Sunday. A large crowd was present in glorious weather conditions. Master of ceremonies, Cllr Pat O'Connell, recounted how on Easter Sunday 1916, Irish Volunteers from cork had assembled in the Square in Macroom along with their comrades from Macroom, Cill na Martra, Ballinagree, Clondrohid and Carrigadrohid ready for action but had to be stood down due to the orders coming from Dublin after the arms shipment from Germany was intercepted by Roger Casement captured in Kerry. Many of those local men were later interned but went on to join the struggle for independence in the 1918-21 periods, Mr O'Connell stated. The Easter also marked the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan, the women's wing of the independence struggle. Ms Chelsea Cunningham read the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, traditionally the centre piece of the annual commemoration. Mr Donal O'Connor, Kilvoultra, laid the wreath at the monument in the square and the Last Post and Reveille was sounded by bugler Michael Dineen. Con Lynch led the attendance in a decade of the rosary for the dead and Senator Mark Daly, Kenmare, delivered the oration. In a tribute to the men of 1916 and the subsequent Black and Tan war, Senator Daly referred to the part played in the struggle by local patriots such as Jamie Moynihan, Coolea, whose personal account of the struggle has recently been published in book form. 'It was the actions of men like Jamie Moynihan and the boys of Kilmichael which made up the total effort which ultimately combined to force the British to seek a peaceful solution, Senator Daly said. "The men of 1916, 1,600 men against an army of millions, had achieved an extraordinary amount and had led the way. The Proclamation of the Irish Republic set out the kind of country we all wanted and the challenge for today is to live up to the goals set out for it. These are challenging times, but we have faced bigger challenges in the past and the Irish people have prevailed through self-reliance and co-operation one with another. We will prevail again". Cllr O'Connell thanked the organising committee for their efforts in ensuring a fitting tribute once again to the men and women who made sacrifices for Irish freedom. He lamented the fact that this year was the last time a Macroom town councillor could officiate or attend the ceremony as the council is being abolished in a little over a month's time after 115 years' existence. Mr O'Connell noted the attendance of Cork county councillor Aindrias Moynihan and Con Foley, Macroom Town Council. Mr Michael Bradley concluded the ceremony with a fine rendition of Amhrán na bhFinann accompanied by a piper. Macroom Mountaineers
Seven Macroom lads recently climbed six mountains in Scotland , England, Wales and Ireland. Peaks scaled were Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike, Snowden and 3 peaks on Carrantuohill- Cahir, Carrantuohill, and Beenkeragh. Climbing all six peaks took them a total of 21 hours and 5 minutes over 3 consecutive days, a new record.
Dylan Coughlan organised the event and the other climbers were Jamie Coughlan, John Relihan, Liam O'Flynn, Robin O'Callaghan, Conor O'Callaghan, Shane O'Callaghan, all from Macroom. The lads were climbing to raise funds to add a kitchen to an Orphanage built in Kenya by Elle O'Sullivan, Dan Desmond, Abán O'Riordan, and Gary Lynch, all from Ballyvourney.

Tornier Wild Geese Successful Fundraiser


Tornier Table Quiz Winners; Dan Cronin, Aidan Hennigan and Declan Ring with Jimmy Farrell (Team Leader) and Dr. Ger Sheehan (Quiz-Master). © Supplied Caroline Kelleher

A very enjoyable evening was had by all in attendance at The Wild Geese Tornier Plant-to-Plant fundraiser table quiz and raffle in aid of Macroom Community Hospital, which took place in The River Side Park Hotel, Macroom on Friday 25th of April. There was a brilliant turnout with a record number of contestants competing for 1st prize with a very generous selection of raffle prizes also which were kindly donated by local businesses. The team would like to thank all who attended, donated prizes, and volunteered their time to make this a successful evening and management at the River Side Park Hotel, Macroom for the use of their facilities. We would like to wish the team the very best on their fundraising cycle with the kick off event taking place at Tornier, Hartnett's Cross, Macroom on Thursday May 1st.

Road Works

The Business people and Residents of Railway View, Macroom have now experienced three years of constant road works in this part of Macroom Town. First of all a new storm water pipe had to installed in order to take the surface water off the new development site which is now serving St. Colman's Boys National School and in June 2014 the new Aldi Store which is under construction at present. The next road opening to take place in 2013 was the laying of the new gas pipe through the town of Macroom and in February 2014 a new water main was laid from the entrance of Oakwood to Chapel Cross. After this water main was installed new road openings had to be made to connect each business and households to the new water main and while all of these works were taking place a stop a go system was in place which had a massive effect on business and the residents in this part of the town and on Macroom town as a whole. It is welcome news that the remainder of the works involved with this new water main and also the re surfacing of this part of the road will now take place by night thus opening Macroom Town for business as usual.

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day in Macroom was a great success this year with a total of €7,000 being collected on the day. A big thank you must go to Noreen Moloney who organised the day and to all the people who bought daffodils, to all those who sold daffodils on the day and especially to the girls of St. Mary's Secondary School, Macroom for all their help.

Bealtaine Festival 2014

This is the 19th year of Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age. All over the country, Bealtaine events will be running in arts centres, theatres. Libraries, galleries, community centres, local halls, care settings, in the main cultural institutions and even out in the open air during May.
The theme of this year's festival is 'And catch the heart off guard' from Seamus Heaney's poem 'Postscript' about the Flaggy Shore in Clare. Just as Heaney's car in the poem is surprised by 'big soft buffetings' we hope that Bealtaine 2014 will provide some surprises for you. Try something new or take a punt on something like a show, event or work shop. You can still surprise yourself and think of the delicious pleasure of surprising others with your hidden talents, your joy or your creative energy.
In Macroom the following Bealtaine events will take place on Friday May 2nd Coffee Morning in Fr. Ryan Hall at 10.30am. On Thursday May 15th the Dunmanway knitting group will join the Macroom knitting group in Macroom Library at 11.00am. on Sunday May 18th Bealtaine Concert Irish Country Stars Trudi Lalor, Paddy O'Brien and Johnny Carroll will perform at the Briery Gap at 8pm. Admission €20 available from Box Office. On Thursday May 22nd there will be a Musical Sing Along with Kevin O'Brien and others in Fr. Ryan Hall at 11am. On Sunday May 25th to Friday May 30th. The Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retirement Holiday takes the group to the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan town. Also during the month of May Kristin Gleeson has an art exhibition running in Macroom Library and in the Fr. Ryan Hall there are Art & Craft classes every Monday at 11.00am and every Friday Line Dancing at 2.00pm so come along and join the Bealtaine Festival

Briery Gap Programme

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Alisheen O'Connell, Eva Mullane and Sheila Twomey in contemplative mood at a rehearsal of the Sound of Music. © LeeValley Outlook

Briery Gap presents its annual musical, The Sound of Music Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May. Evening performances at 8.00 pm. Matinee on 4th May at 3.00 pm. Tickets €16. Special Children's Matinee Rate €12
Lambert Puppet Theatre presents Cinderella on Thursday 15th May at 10:00am and 12:00noon. Tickets €10.
Irish Country Stars Sunday 18th May at 8.00pm. This show features award winning entertainers such as Trudi Lalor, Paddy O'Brien, Johnny Carroll & John Hogan. Tickets €20 are now on sale.
Talisman Theatre Company presents Little Red Riding Hood on June 5th.
Cinema at Briery Gap: Free Films throughout May include Blue Jasmine 15A Monday 12th May at 8.30pm. The Great Gatsby 12A Monday 19th May at 8.30pm. Captain Philips 12A Monday 26th May at 8.30pm.

Local TV Programmes

Sun. May 4: 5.30 p.m. Sunday Special: Annual Mass at Shrone 2014.
6.30p.m. LTV Macroom - News and Sport and Wednesday repeat including launch of DVD on Johnny Creedon, Bowl Player. 8 p.m. LTV from Millstreet/Duhallow area and Thursday repeat. 9.30 p.m. Programme from the Past.
Wed 7th May LTV Macroom news & sport and interviews with European Election Candidates.
Sunday 10th May 5.30 p.m. Sunday Special. 6.30 p.m. LTV repeat of Wednesday.


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Canovee G.A.A. Club History will be launched on May the 1st in the Castle Hotel, Macroom. Jimmy Barry Murphy is doing the honours. The club is inviting everyone who is associated with the club since its foundation, either as a player, supporter, mentor, or in any capacity to the launch. The book is called: From Carrig to Croke Park: Con Dunne and his team are the people behind the project so we hope to have a huge crowd.

Music Network presents The Iona Connection: Nasc Oileán Í, featuring Alasdair Fraser (fiddle), Natalie Haas (cello) and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle/voice) on Saturday 10 May 2014 @ 8.30 in the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne.

Coillte recently gave Macroom Tidy Towns €1,000 as part of a national Community Initiative Scheme, to enable works in tree planting, removal and mulching of the invasive rhododendron in the Castle Demesne and the erection of nameplates on specific trees.

St Joseph's Primary School Junior Infants, First, Second and Third Class students took part in a project 'Scríobh Leabhar' in connection with the West Cork Education Centre. They composed their own stories as Gaeilge and illustrated their work with photos or their own drawings. These books are on display in the school hall. Each child who took part in the project was rewarded with a certificate, and a pencil case full of goodies.
Pic. 15. Junior Infants at St Joseph's Primary School who took part in a project 'Scríobh Leabhar' in connection with the West Cork Education Centre. © An Scoil

Coffee Morning for St Vincent De Paul:
The recent all day coffee morning in aid of the local St Vincent De Paul Society held in Cuil Aodha on April 12th was a fantastic success. The total raised was €2600.00, St Gobnait's Conference would like to thank all those who donated so generously to this very worthwhile cause.The Society would also like to thank all those who donated baking and helped with catering on the day.

Christina Qualifies for the Youth Olympics in China
On Tuesday of this week Christina Desmond qualified for the August Youth Olympics in China at the AIBA World Youth Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. She beat local girl Ekaternina Serova 3-0 in the 75kg category. Christina later tweeted "just after qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games. Won my fight on split decision against Kazakhstan! Buzzing, words cannot describe how I'm feeling! All down to the hard work of those around me today and with the last few months thanks to ye my dreams are coming through"

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: April 22nd. Jackpot €3,200. No winner. Numbers drawn 22, 27 and 29. €70 Con O'Leary, Bawnmore, Macroom. €20 Marie Minihane, Kilbarry Road, Dunmanway. Helen Linehan, Barrett Place, Macroom. David Cotter, Sullane Weirs, Macroom. Mary Cooney, Greyhound Bar, Macroom. B. O'Rourke c/o ESB. Dunmanway.
Next week's jackpot €1,200. Next draw 29-04 2014. Venue: Auld Triangle

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto:
Numbers drawn on April 20th: 5,6,9,20 no winner of jackpot of 6,000 euro.
50 euro Hannah Murphy ,Carrigadrohid. 25 euro Holly and Sophie Dinneen, Aherla. 25 euro Hazel Shannahan, Rusheen.
Numbers drawn on April 27th: 16,17,22,26. no winner of jackpot of 6,150 euro
50 euro Nessa Ahern, 25 euro Kitty Falvey , Aherla. 25 euro Antony O'Connor, Ovens. Next lotto draw on May 4th in the Sportmans Bar Aherla for a Jackpot of 6,300 euro.

Coachford AFC Lotto: 14/4/2014, Jackpot: €1,000, Numbers Drawn: 22 - 26 - 34, No Winner, €40 Tim Flanagan, €20 Daniel Field, Vicky Buckley, Aidan Finn, John Tarrant (Yearly Ticket). 22/4/2014, Jackpot: €1,200, Numbers Drawn: 13 - 21 - 28, No Winner, €40 Tadhg Murphy, €20 Martin O' Mahony, Jennifer Delaney, David O' Riordan, Tim Buckley (Yearly Ticket).

Aghina G.A.A. Lotto: Jackpot April 20th 2014 €7,900 Numbers Drawn 3, 38 & 41. No winner, €50.00 John Hubbard c/o Anthony Hubbard, €20.00 Diane Collins Ballinagree, Denis & Abina Murphy Carrigulla, Ann & Patrick Twomey Shanakiel, Eileen Hubbard c/o Anthony Hubbard. Next draw will be held in Laine Bar, Ballinagree, Sunday 27th April 2014 at 9pm
Next Week's Jackpot €8,050

Clondrohid Lotto: Results for April 16. This week's jackpot €2,200
€70 Daniel Casey Rusheen, €20 Jan Olesky c/o MCP, Alex Gleeson Limerick c/o Sheila Walsh, John O'Sullivan The Terrace, Maureen O'Sullivan, Crookstown.
Results for April 23. Jackpot of €2,200 were won by Kay Coakley Rahalisk. Enjoy!
€70 Trish Murphy Mullinahassig. €20 Noreen Kelleher Ballinagree, John McCarthy Macroom, Teresa O'Riordan Mt. Cross, Ruth and Fiona Purcell Mt. Cross.
Bingo Jackpot €1,000.

Lee Valley Updates

Clondrohid Updates


Sponsored Walk fundraiser by Clondrohid Development Group in Clondrohid. Pic supplied ©

Clondrohid Development Group Walk: The weather was very kind to all those who came out to walk last Sunday, a special word of thanks to Ash and his family and friends, who not alone turned up to support the walk but made a great effort to dress up in various outfits with excellent face painting. Ash and family have recently joined the group and are full of enthusiasm, it was their idea to do a leaflet drop. Their daughter Sophie celebrated her birthday on the day, so well done all round.
The Development Group would like to thank all those who helped in any way. To Healy's Shop for the refreshments on route, and to Marie for her printing of sponsorship cards. To the Tavern and staff for their refreshments, and to Teresa and Paudie for donating some of the prizes for raffle. Other sponsors for the raffle included Kelleher's D.I.Y. North Square Pharmacy, June of Quick Pick and the Development Group.
Last but not least all those who walked and those who sponsored them generously in these demanding times. Amount raised and other sponsors will be published when all cards are returned and accounted for. If you have a card please return to Post office or to any committee member.

Pilgrimage to Knock: This annual pilgrimage takes place on Sunday May 11, contact Mrs. Nell Kelleher for more information.
Clondrohid Choral Group: Going very well at the moment but still looking for that elusive male voice. They are calling all male singers to come along to Clondrohid Hall every Monday night from 8 to 10pm. You might surprise yourself.

Easter Ceremonies: Large crowds turned out for all the Easter ceremonies in Clondrohid church. Well done to all who helped to make this a holy occasion.

80th Anniversary: If you are a past or present pupil of Muinfliuch Nat. School, don't forget to mark Sunday June 22 on the calendar, as the school is celebrating its 80th anniversary with an open day. Anyone who would like to know more or to offer help should contact Deirdre Martin on 0872897903 or e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Substantial win on game show
Liam O'Shea from Ballineadig, Farran, won €30,000 including a car, on the National Lottery 'Winning Streak' game show on RTE on Saturday, April 19th last. The winning ticket was bought at Dunnes Stores. Liam is a Kerryman originally. He has been married to Vivienne for 24 years and they have two sons – Rian (13) and Oisin (11)

Noel Deasy Skoda Coachford Classic
Upcoming road race on Sunday May 25th - Cat A2,A3,A4 Junior and Women
The race know as Noel Deasy Skoda Coachford Classic has a 16km circuit
Sign on Coachford GAA Complex at 10 am. This will be the second year, last year we had a large turnout seeing riders from all over Munster and Leinster present
Contact: Tim O Sullivan, Pro Coachford Cycling Club Home: 021 7334546
Mob: 0861507221
Rylane National School
Pic. 31. Children from Rusheen N.S. who were confirmed by Bishop Crean recently ©Peter Scanlan

Celebration 1914-2014 (May 30th, 31st & June 1st 2014)
Rylane National School marks a proud moment in its history as it celebrates one hundred years of education in May/ June 2014. Rylane National School has much to celebrate. Bringing everyone together to mark this special occasion is a sure way to honour the memories of those gone before us and look forward to the successes to come.
We invite all past and present pupils, teachers and management and their families to Rylane National School's Centenary Celebrations. This three day celebration will take place on May 30th, 31st & June 1st 2014. A programme of events is detailed below and it promises to be a memorable occasion.

Friday May 30th 2014
7pm: The school will be open to view old roll books, memorabilia and photographic exhibition.

Saturday May 31st 2014
2pm: Informal get together in the school to meet up with old friends and to view roll books, memorabilia and photographic exhibition. One classroom will be furnished with original desks, teacher's table & press etc. and will portray the lifestyle of the twentieth century school classroom; a commemorative occasion with tea and refreshments. 7pm: Official launch of the school's centenary book, followed by a musical performance by our newly-formed school band. 8pm: Screening of the winning 1994 Alquin Project video where school children and parents came together to create this social history project of Rylane.

Sunday June 1st 2014 
11.30am: Special mass to celebrate the occasion of the centenary of Rylane N.S. School pupils will assist with readings, prayers of the faithful, bringing up the gifts etc. 1pm: Unveiling of the centenary plaque followed by our annual Family Fun Day. The school will also be open to view roll books, memorabilia and photographic exhibition. BBQ, teas and refreshments will be available.

The School's Centenary book will be available for purchase at, and subsequent to the official launch. Copies will also be available at Crowley's Shop & Post Office and through the school website www.rylanens.ie
Take this opportunity to renew friendships, reminisce about the past and learn about the journey of Rylane National School, and those who've passed through it, during its 100 year history.

Moonraker Forestry Rally

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Gerard and James Lucey from Ballyvourney who came 2nd in their class in the Moonraker Rally © Máiréad Ni Thuama.

A fantastic weekend was had by all involved with the Moonraker Forestry Rally 2014. Everything went according to plan, with the event running safely and smoothly. The Munster Car Club wishes to thank all the local people, the local companies, the sponsors, the entrants, the attendees and anyone who helped in any way to make the weekend a success. Local business all benefited hugely and hope to see the event back again in 2015.

St Vincent de Paul Coffee day

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Enjoying the recent St Vincent de Paul Coffee Day in Cúil Aodha ©

The recent all day coffee morning in aid of the local St Vincent De Paul Society held in Cuil Aodha on April 12th was a fantastic success.
The total raised was €2600.00, St Gobnait's Conference would like to thank all those who donated so generously to this very worthwhile cause.
The Society would also like to thank all those who dontaed baking and helped with catering on the day


by Michael Kelly

Recipe of the Week – Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb is abundant at this time of year and this cracking recipe from The Cake Shelf (http://www.thecakeshelf.com) turns it in to a lovely moist cake.
• 400g Rhubarb – washed and cut in to 2-inch pieces
• 250g butter
• 150g of ready to use custard
• 250g self-raising flour
• 2 tsps of baking powder
• 4 eggs
• 2 tsps vanilla extract
• 300g caster sugar
Heat the oven to 180C and butter a 23cm cake tin. Add a layer of grease proof paper to the base and sides of your tin. Place the rhubarb in a baking tray and coat with 50g caster sugar – cover with foil and pop in the oven for 20 mins. Meanwhile beat the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and baking powder together and then mix in the custard (save a little for later). When the rhubarb has cooled pour your cake mix in to the cake tin and add your rhubarb to the top. Add the rest of the custard in rough dots over the surface. Bake for 40 minutes – then add a layer of foil and bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown and spongy to the touch. Eat warm, served with custard!


Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
This is a collection of short stories written over many years by Maeve and gathered together by her editors. Chestnut Street is fictional but the Dublin portrayed there is very real; a city changing over the years in ways that come vividly to life in these stories of their residents. From Bucket Maguire the window cleaner to Nessa Byren who entertains her aunt from America each year to Lillian the generous girl with the big heart and Melly the local gossip. No one rivals Maeve Binchy for stories of warmth, kindness, love, loss and life always turning out as expected.
Available now in hardback only at Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop €21.99

Sports Mad

Macroom Volleyball Club


Members of Impact Volleyball Club

Impact VC was found in 2011 and officially became a registered Club in Volleyball Association of Ireland on that year. Since the beginning we took part in most of the events in Co. Cork also across Ireland.
On the first Year 2011 we join Men's Association Cup and finished it on Semi Finals, then in 2011/2012 season for the first time we competed in Cork Mixed League coming 3rd out of 12 teams and winning bronze medal. In 2012/2013 also in Cork Mixed League we did even better finishing as Runners Up on second place with silver, this year in 2013/2014 season first team Impact A won the League and became Gold medallists and the best Mixed Team in all Cork county! Impact B finished this year on 5th place in Cup Competition and Impact C won silver medal in Plate Competition. List of the Impact A gold medallist: Karolina Janczy, Magdalena Smoleń, Imke Gatena, Katarzyna Komolibus, Adam Piątek, Robert Byrdziak, Wiesław Moc i Michał Wożniak.
We took part in many Volleyball Tournaments and Sports events, support Polish Culture Festival in Cork in 2012 and 2013 helping organise Volleyball Tournament where we won bronze and silver medals, tournament in NUIG Galway where our women's team won bronze medal in 2013, last year we organised the first Volleyball Tournament in Macroom, there was 8 teams entered which for the first time was great success.
We cooperate with South Development Officer Ciara Buckley, we took part in Spike Ball workshops at Community Leisure Centre in 2012 where we introduce Spike Ball to the Primary and Secondary PE teachers across Macroom Schools.
Our Club has at the moment 30 members, most of them are Polish but also French, German, Spanish, Irish, Italian and still growing.
Coach is Ms Karolina Janczy, previous T.S Wisła Kraków Poland volleyball player and PE teacher.
Our training sessions are taking place in Macroom in St Colman's BNS every Thursday from 19.30- 21.30 and in Cork in Colaista Chriost Ri, Capwell Road, Turner Cross every Sunday from 2-4pm.
You can track us on Facebook just search for Impact Volleyball Club
There will be Women's and Men's league in Cork starting from September this year and we have plans to participate, also we will organise II Tournament in Macroom this summer on 3-4 August Bank Holiday Weekend, so lots of volleyball on the way!
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me: Karolina Janczy, Head Coach Impact VC

Macroom Soccer

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Macroom u10 Soccer team recently visited Turners Cross to see Cork City play ©

Macroom A moved into second position in the AUL Premier A League with two good wins in the last week. First up was a tricky game away to Carrigtwohill Utd. An excellent team performance ensured Macroom left with all three points. Dec O' Riordan was on target from the penalty spot midway through the first half after David O' Halloran was brought down. And it was O' Halloran who was again upended in the box late in the game. O' Riordan stepped up and again made no mistake to give the visitors a deserved 2-0 win.
On Saturday last Glenvale made the trip to Murrayfield. Heavy rain throughout this game made conditions extremely difficult. The deadlock was broken on the half hour mark when Dec O' Riordan was on hand to beat the keeper at the near post. The advantage was doubled early in the second half when a Darragh Deasy free kick beat the Glenvale keeper. And a 3-0 win was secured when O' Riordan was again on hand to smash home his fourth goal in a week.

Under 16 League: Greenwood 0 Macroom 3.
The under 16 team had an excellent victory over Greenwood to remain top of the league. Ethan O' Gorman with two and Jack O' Donovan with one were the scorers. Cathal O' Riordan and Kyle Kelleher were both outstanding for the away side.

Macroom 4 Carrigtwohill Utd 1
Another excellent result for the U16s, with a 4-1 victory over Carrigtwohill at Murrayfield. In what was a scrappy opening period, Ethan O'Gorman popped up to give Macroom the lead in the twentieth minute. The visitors responded well and they were level on the stroke of half time when a deflected shot found its way to the Macroom net. However, the home side dug in, and hit three goals in final thirteen minutes, two from O'Gorman, the second being a fantastic volley from outside the box. Jack O'Donovan got on the scoresheet with a great finish at the end, cutting inside and firing home. This was a solid team performance, with Mark Corrigan (two assists), Ethan O' Gorman and Kyle Kelleher notable performers along with a fine defensive display.

Under 13 League: Macroom 7 Watergrasshill Utd 0
Macroom started well in this one-sided tie and were off the mark after just two minutes. A poor clearance from the away defence was met by Caelum Lynch who cleverly lobbed the advancing keeper. Mateusz Jusczak was in for the second goal after a through ball from Shane Meaney on fifteen minutes and the home side went 3-0 up a few minutes later after some good footwork by Eoin Cahill and a nice finish across the keeper. The fourth came five minutes before the break when Dylan Twomey made a strong run down the left and put a ball across goal where Juszczak was on hand to finish from close range for his second.
Early in the second period Macroom made it 5-0 when Dennis Dullea linked up well with Lynch who raced clear and placed the ball past the advancing keeper to double his personal tally. Dylan Twomey was off the mark when Lynch put him through and he made no mistake with the finish. Twomey helped himself to another ten minutes later when he beat the defence to make it 7-0 and was unlucky not to have a third when a fine effort came off the bar. Best for Macroom were Lynch and Juszczak in midfield and Cillian O' Donovan and Chris O' Connell outstanding in an excellent defence.

Macroom 4 Carrigaline Hibs 1
The home side started brightly and were off the mark when Eoin Cahill put through Mateusz Juszczak who finished well after only four minutes. Carrigaline then started to get a foothold in the game and they were rewarded for their efforts midway through the half when a fine effort had the sides level. Macroom started to win the midfield battle were back in the lead
when Dylan Twomey turned the last defender and put the ball past the advancing keeper.
The second half was very even with chances for both sides but it was the home side who scored next after forty five minutes when Twomey put through Eoin Cahill who finished neatly. Twomey had the ball in the net again moments later after an excellent pass from Caulem Lynch but the goal was ruled out for off-side. The three points were wrapped up with seven minutes remaining when Lynch hit an excellent shot over the keeper from twenty five yards. A solid team performance with Jack O' Riordan excellent in midfield, Shane Meaney in defence and Twomey and Cahill playing well in attack.

Under 16 League: Douglas Hall 1 Macroom 3
The Under 16 team had a big win away to Douglas Hall in difficult conditions, with Ethan O' Gorman, Cathal O' Riordan and Mark Corrigan getting the goals. The away side led 1-0 for most of the game, but an explosive last twenty minutes, with Jack O' Donovan to the fore, helped Macroom to seal the win with two late goals. Best for Macroom were Michael McSweeney, Cathal O' Riordan and Aidan McMahon.

Under 10 Leagues.
Two Macroom selections had fantastic victories last week. Firstly, Macroom beat Carrigaline United 5-3 at home, with goals from Ben Lyons (2), Jack Martin (2) and Daire McMahon. This was a great game with all players enjoying themselves immensely.
A further Macroom team then travelled to play Rockmount and came away with a superb 2-0 win. Mark Hunt opened the scoring shortly after half time with a superb chip and Ryan Leahy made it safe with two minutes to go with a great shot from distance into the bottom corner. Well done to all players as well as travelling parents and supporters.
On Sunday last, Macroom had a fine 4-2 victory over visitors Strand Utd. Leon Doody (2), Jack Martin and Daniel Callanan with the goals. Ben Herlihy and Thomas Morgan were outstanding at the back in what was another great outing by all players.

Under 11 League: Macroom 2 Greenwood 3
The Under 11 side gave another great performance and were unlucky to lose out to Greenwood on a 3-2 scoreline. Goalscorers for the home side were Liam Coleman and Jack Sexton. Lorcan Flanagan, Cathal Dineen and Jerry Kelleher had fine games for Macroom.

Race Night:
Macroom F.C. held a fundraising Race Night at Murray's Bar on Sunday April 20th. The event was a great success and the large turnout had a hugely enjoyable night. There was great support from the local public and business people alike and the club would like to express its gratitude to all who sponsored races, bought horses and took out advertisements in the race programme. This support is invaluable as the club continues to grow.

Munster Schoolboys Success
Last weekend, the Cork Schoolboys League Under 13 side lifted the Munster title after a deserved win over Limerick Desmond League. This final was played at the Regional Sports Centre in Waterford. The final score was 2-0 and with goals in both halves the Cork side were well in control at the final whistle. Macroom Under 13 striker Dylan Twomey was a member of the Cork side. Mateusz Juszczak was also involved in the earlier rounds of the competition. Representation at schoolboy inter league level is very difficult to achieve and great credit is due to the players, their coaches and all involved. Cork now progress to the All Ireland semi final, on May 11th, in which they will take on the South Dublin Football League at a Cork venue.

Canovee G.A.A.

On April the 25th Canovee played Kilmichael in the junior A football league this took place in horrendous condition with driving wind and rain making fancy football impossible, however both teams served up a good game playing in a positive manner at all times. Canovee got off to a good start with points from James Moynihan, Aidan Murphy, Michael Dunne and Aidan Moynihan however a Kilmichael goal kept them in contention. Half time score was Canovee 0.07 to 1.02. Canovee faced the strengthing wind and rain in the second half and when Kilmichael scored a early 45 it looked anybody's game.aidan and James Moynihan replied with points for Canovee. Kilmichael missed a number of point scoring chances and late scores from Aidan Moynihan and a late well worked goal from Brian Ahearn sealed Canovees victory. Final score Canovee 1.10 Kilmichael 1.03.team
Darren Shine, Georid lucey, James Mc Carthy, Daniel O'Sullivan, Andrew Cronin, Michael Dunne, Brian Ahern, Eamonn Lyons, Paul Twomey, Aidan Moynhian, Darragh Ring, Aidan Murphy, James Moynhian, Brian Barrett, William Ahearn
Subs Ger Ahern, Michael Deasy,
Brian Ahearn 1.00, Aidan Moynihan 0, 05, Aidan Murphy 0.02, James Moynihan 0.02, Michael Dunne 0.01

On April 17th Canovee played Sliabh Rua in perfect conditions in Carrigadrohid in the under 15 league. Sliabh Rua scored a early goal but Canovee still led at half time by 1.07 to 1.04, with Dara Cronin expertly converting a penalty. Canovee helped by strong play by Sean Browne, Denis Murphy and David O'Keeffe stayed ahead in the second half. Paudie O'Leary and David Carroll added further goals and at the final whistle Canovee were ahead by 3.11 to 3.08. Canovee now have 6 points out of 6 in the league team
Nnoel Browne, Patrick O'Neill, Eoin O'Connell, Billy Kingston, Eoin Leahane, David O'Keeffe, Daniel O'Driscoll, Denis Murphy, Sean Browne, Shane Riordan, Dara Cronin, Ian Moran, Paudie O'Leary, David Carroll, David Tupper,
subs John Browne, Karl Mason, Daniel Akinrinbola, Evan Dodd.

Kieran Walsh and Kian Cronin were the goal scorers for Canovee under 14s in their win over Bride Rovers.

Kilmichael Pitch and Putt Club

Strokeplay was held recently: Results were as follows: 1st Gross Michael Dunlea , 1st Nett Ann Barrett, 2nd Gross Dan Kiely, 2nd Nett Maureen Foley, Beginners Nett Francis O Riordan. Weekend Fourballs are as follows: Sat 4pm Sun 5.30 pm.

Cork County Board

Senior Hurling Championship (Divs/Colls): Imokilly 0-15, Carbery 0-20 Round 1 AET; Muskerry 0-12, CIT 1-15 Round 1 ; U.C.C 3-17, Avondhu 3-11 Round 1 ; Junior B Hurling Championship: Iveleary 1-6, Gabriel Rangers 0-4 Prelim. Rnd ; Randal Og 1-9, Lough Rovers 1-3 Prelim. Rnd ; Crosshaven 0-13, Laochra Og 0-17 Prelim. Rnd AET; RedFM Senior Hurling League: Bride Rovers 1-13, Sarsfields 2-19 Round 10; Carrigtwohill 0-13, Newtownshandrum 1-8 Round 9; Killeagh 1-18, Youghal 0-13 Round 6; Glen Rovers 2-17, Courcey Rovers 0-14 Round 4; Carrigtwohill 3-17, Erins Own 1-12 Round 13; Division 1 Hurling League: Ballinhassig 2-16, Meelin 0-10 ; Division 2 Hurling League: Argideen Rangers 0-15, Watergrasshill 2-12 Round 10; Division 3 Hurling League: Blackrock 2-18, Barryroe 2-7 Round 11; Rochestown Park Hotel Div. 1 Football League : Douglas 1-9, Carbery Rangers 1-12 Round 7; Aghada 0-6, Castlehaven 2-14 Round 1; Bishopstown 1-14, Aghada 0-15 Round 7; Division 2 Football League: Valley Rovers 2-12, Newmarket 1-11 Round 7; Bantry Blues 0-14, Clyda Rovers 2-9 Round 5; Nemo Rangers 2-8, Glanworth 0-11 Round 4; St Michaels 1-7, Nemo Rangers 2-12 Round 7; Clyda Rovers 1-15, Macroom 1-11 Round 7; Division 3 Football League: Castletownbere 1-12, St Nicks 0-13 Round 7; Ballinora 0-7, Eire Og 1-18 Round 4; Fermoy 1-8, Kinsale 0-5 Round 7; St Vincents 3-9, Glenville 0-6 Round 7; Division 4 Football League: Ballydesmond 1-14, Kanturk 1-10 Round 6; Mayfield 3-14, Kildorrery 3-9 Round 9; Aghabullogue 1-11, Cloyne 1-9 Round 3; Carrigaline 2-7, Rockchapel 1-5 Round 6; Adrigole 1-8, Mitchelstown 3-17 Round 2 ; Glanmire 1-14, Mitchelstown 0-12 Round 6; Aghabullogue 0-7, Carrigaline 1-9 Round 7; Junior A Football League Grp. 1: Millstreet 2-12, Urhan 2-7 Round 1

Kilmurry G.A.A.

U12s had a good victory over Donoughmore in the Rebel Og league played in Donoughmore. Kilmurry having won the toss chose to play with the wind. The wind proved to be a decisive factor in what was very much a game of two halves. In the first half, the game was played in the Donoughmore end of the pitch with Kilmurry hitting the net on three separate occasions. By half time Kilmurry had accumulated a score of 3-5 to Donoughmore's 0-1. In the second half, it was Kilmurry's turn to feel the pressure and defend their lead. Donoughmore sent ball after ball in on top of the Kilmurry back line and but failed to capitalise on their possession or their wind advantage. Despite having a number of goal chances they only succeeded in putting one past the Kilmurry keeper. On one of the rare occasions when Kilmurry attacked in the second half they added a fourth goal to their tally. The game ended 4-5 to 1-7.
U15s played Sam Maguires in the Eastern Division League Championship and defeated them by two points.

Easter Camp
Brian Hurley was the guest player at Kilmurry Easter Camp. He spent a lot of time talking to players about the importance of attitude, diet and stretching. He explained to players about his own attitude and determination to make it onto the Cork Senior panel. It helped them to realise that while talent is important the right attitude is vital as well. In terms of diet he stressed the need to eat well and avoid the usual junk foods that young players may be attracted to. He said healthy eating was a habit and the younger you started it the easier it was to get into it. Finally Brian talked about injuries and how stretching can help players to avoid unnecessary injury. He showed player some new stretches and got them to practice before taking questions on a range of topics. Brian also spoke to younger players and again stressed the need for practice and learning the basics properly. Before leaving Brian posed for photos and chatted to club members.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Clondrohid Junior A's played Donoghmore on Easter Saturday in Clondrohid. An exciting fast paced game with some excellent points from Matthew McDonagh, Darren Dineen and David O Leary followed by a perfectly executed goal by Darren Dineen, Clondrohid led by 1-5 to 0-2 at the half way stage of the first half. As the game progressed Donoghmore grew into the game and led at half time by 2-7 to 1-7. Donoghmore started the second half the sharper team and with 20mins to go they extended their lead to seven points. Clondrohid started their spirited come back with Trevor O Brian and Fergal Kelleher driving the team on. The gap was closed to three points with points from Matthew McDonagh, David O'Leary, James Kelleher and a thunderous penalty goal from Matthew McDonagh. Clondrohid spurned good scoring chances towards the end and couldn't close the gap and Donoghmore won by a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-10. A worry for Clondrohid as Paddy Lynch went off half way through the second half with a leg injury, let's hope it's not too serious.
Team: John Corkery, Sean O Callaghan, Trevor O Brian, James Kelleher, Conor O Leary, Jeremy O Sullivan, Jerome Ring, Fergal Kelleher, Paddy Lynch, Mark Creed, Matthew McDonagh, Aidan Kelleher, David O Leary, Darren Dineen, Declan Kelleher. Subs: Cian Creedon for Paddy Lynch, Neil Corkery for Aidan Kelleher, Alan Duggan, Daniel O'Mahony. Thanks for the excellent support again, it is appreciated by players and mentors. Time is fast approaching for the first round of the Junior A Championship, it takes place on Sunday May 11 V Ballincollig in Kilmurry at 7pm Congrats to the u 14's who defeated Kinsale 4 2 to 2 4 last week. 3 wins out of 3 recorded so far. Other fixture U 11 F.L. this Thursday May 1 at 7pm Clondrohid v Canovee.

Ladies Football – National League Semi Final

Cork 3-13 Kerry 3-8
Cork Ladies have qualified for the final of the National Football League by defeating Munster champions Kerry at Dromcollogher. Cork started well with a goal from Orlaith Farmer in the second minute and later a 29th minute goal from a penalty from Emma Farmer helped Cork to a three point interval lead of 2-7 to 2-4. Kerry then scored a third goal nine minutes into the second half but Cork with RENA BUCKLEY and BRIEGE CORKERY to the fore, kept Kerry scoreless in the final quarter and kicked over the points to give the Rebelettes passage to the final against Dublin in Parnell Park on May 10th.

Camogie – National League

Clare 1-12 Cork 0-11
Clare ended the three-in-a-row hopes of Cork in the Irish Daily Star Camogie League Division 1 with a pillar-to-post victory in the semi-final at Kilmallock and Clare will now play Kilkenny in the final next week. While clearly a surprise result, the Bannerwomen have troubled their Leeside rivals on numerous occasions in recent years, beating them in the Munster final in 2012 and only losing at the same juncture of this competition after extra time last season.
Clare stared well with a couple of points and it took Cork until the 13th minute to get on the board via the excellent Jenny O'Leary. A 17th minute goal gave Clare some much needed breathing space. Cork managed to steady the ship with points from Orla Cotter and O'Leary. They also had a goal disallowed for a square ball, while Denise Lynch was called upon to make a smart save and Clare went in at half time leading by 1-4 to 0-4.
Crucially, Clare hit the first two points of the second half early on. That was important as O'Leary and Katrina Mackey responded and by the 51st minute, the gap was down to two with Cotter and O'Leary finding the target once more.
Morey landed her sixth free to open to margin to three once more but it wasn't until Nikki Kaiser converted another placed ball in injury time that Clare's supporters could relax slightly, and with the Clare defence magnificent, Cork never looked like getting the goal they needed to rescue themselves.
SCORERS –CORK: J O'Leary, O Cotter (2fs) 0-4 each; M O'Neill, K Mackey, J Casey 0-1 each.
CORK: Aoife Murray: L Treacy, A Geary, Joanne O'Callaghan: G O'Connor, S Hayes, E O'Sullivan: Rena Buckley, A Thompson: J White, D Cronin, J O'Leary: M O'Neill, O Cotter, K Mackey. Subs: Briege Corkery (37), K Hickey and J Casey.

Cork County Senior Hurling Championship

Cork Institute of Technology 1-15 Muskerry 0-12
Muskerry hurlers played well but just not well enough to defeat CIT in the opening round of the senior championship and so are eliminated from the competition for this year. CIT had an immaculate free taker in Stephen Murray of Burgess who scored six of his sides' first half total of 0-9. In contrast Muskerry had 0-4 on the board at the interval but had missed many scorable frees and points from play – a disadvantage which left them farther behind than they should have been on play and which was slightly demoralising when compared to their opponents strength in this department. Muskerry had only a single point on the board in the opening quarter from a Tom Kenny free and had already amassed six wides by this stage. Goalkeeper Paul Hallissey from Blarney made an outstanding save from CIT centre forward John Cronin of Lisgoold to keep Muskerry in the game in the 17th minute and after Tom Kenny pointed another free in the 23rd minute, Muskerry quickly hit over two further points, one each from Inniscarra's Colm Casey and Tom Kenny, to make it 0-7 to 0-4 with five minutes remaining to the break. CIT finished the half with a two-point flourish, one a smashing score from Kevin Hallissey of Eire Óg, his second from play, and the students led by five points at half time.
Muskerry introduced a specialist free taker into their attack for the second half, Mark Cremin of Blarney, and also sent in Mark O'Sullivan of Dripsey, and it was the latter who got the half off well for the divisional side with a point from the throw in. Within seconds CIT struck a decisive blow however when their team captain Michael O'Sullivan of Tracton, fired an unstoppable shot to the Muskerry net from close range and they followed up with a point to lead by 1-10 to 0-5 with only five minutes played in the second half. Mark Cremin pointed a Muskerry free, CIT responded with two points. Muskerry lost a great goal chance in the 42nd minute, Dan O'Connell unable to get in a shot from close range under severe pressure, but Ciarán O'Sullivan of Ballincollig did fire over a point immediately after. Two further points for CIT kept them comfortable but Muskerry finished well with points from Mark Cremin, Conor Cotter, Mark O'Sullivan reducing the gap to seven points by the 53rd minute and when Stephen Murray pointed another CIT free (his tenth point) in the 54th minute, Muskerry responded with points from Mark Cremin and Ciarán O'Sullivan. They now needed goals however and they could not get through the fine CIT defence to secure these but they did try very hard to the final whistle.
Muskerry: Paul Hallissey (Blarney): Liam Jennings (Ballincollig), Paul O'Leary (Blarney), John O'Callaghan (Inniscarra): Kevin O'Neill, (Grenagh), Joe Jordan (Blarney), Stephen Olden (Inniscarra): Niall Buckley (Aghabullogue), Colm O'Neill (Grenagh): Ciarán O'Sullivan (Ballincollig), Tom Kenny (Grenagh), David Bowen (Ballincollig): Dan O'Connell (Inniscarra), Colm Casey (Inniscarra), Shane Sexton (Donoughmore). Subs: Mark Cremin (Blarney) and Mark O'Sullivan (Dripsey) both half time, Conor Cotter (Kilmichael) (56).
Selectors: John Feeney (Dripsey), Manager: Dave O'Brien (Blarney), John Sexton (Ballincollig), Willie Barrett (Aghabullogue), James O'Leary (Eire Óg), Peadar Murphy (Inniscarra). Trainer: Ciarán Sheflin.
Medical: Dr John O'Riordan and Sinéad McCarthy.
Sponsors: The Auld Triangle Bars and Restaurant, Macroom.

County Senior Football Championship

Muskerry 2 –13 U.C.C. 1 – 11
After their terrific performance against fancied UCC at Brinny, Muskerry footballers have qualified to meet Duhallow in the Colleges/Divisions section semi final in early June. Carbery (winners over Avondhu) meet Seandún (winners over Beara), in the other semi final and the two semi final winners will advance to Round Four (knock out) of the county championship, the open draw section, with 14 senior clubs also in that draw, sixteen teams in all.
Muskerry: Shane Masters (Kilmichael): Seamus Ó Mathúna (Naomh Abán), Kevin Barrett (Kilmurry), Graham Ó Mocháin (Cill na Martra); John Carey (Dripsey), Fintan Goold (Macroom), Conor Cotter (Kilmichael): Miceál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán), Seán Ó Céilleachair (Cill na Martra): Danny Ó Conaill (Cill na Martra), Declan Ambrose (Aghinagh), Martín Ó Conchuir (Cill na Martra): Daniel O'Connell (Inniscarra), Liam Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), Daniel Twomey (Kilmichael). Sub: Rory Buckley (Macroom) (60).
Selectors: Andrew McCarthy (Inniscarra), John O'Shea (Eire Óg), John O'Callaghan (Iveleary), Dermot O'Riordan (Kilmichael), Mathew O'Leary (Aghinagh).

County Junior B Hurling Championship 2014

Preliminary Round
A: Randal Og 1-9 Lough Rovers 1-3
B: Iveleary 1-6 Gabriel Rangers 0-4
C: Crosshaven 0-13 Laochra Óg 0-17 (aet.)
Round 1 (Winners to Round 3, losers to Round 2)
Carbery Rangers v Lismire
Ballinacurra v Belgooly
Bantry Blues v Randal Óg
UIBH LAOIRE v Dromtarriffe
Whitechurch v Ballyclough
Araglen v Shanballymore
Rathpeacon v Laochra Óg
Killavullen v Crosshaven
LAOCHRA ÓG – bye to Rd. 3.

Junior B Hurling Championship

Laochra Óg 0-17 Crosshaven 0-13 (after extra time)
New hurling club Laochra Óg played their first ever championship game at Blarney with South East side Crosshaven as opponents. It was a tense match with the score level at ten points each at the end of full time. The game then went into twenty minutes extra time and spirited Laochra Óg proved strongest to emerged winners by four points. Members of the Laochra Óg team were as follows:
Gearóid Lucey (goalkeeper), Conor O'Leary, Neilus Murphy, Kevin Healy, Adam
O'Connell, Stephen Murphy (0-3), Cian O'Riordan, Daragh Healy (0-1),
Jack Corcoran, Brian Corcoran (0-7), Brendan O'Callaghan, Mikey Lyons (0-4), Finbarr Twomey, Donal Casey (0-2), Thomas Lucey.
Subs: Shane Lehane, Declan Kiely and Killian Lynch.
Deasy Pharmacy are sponsors of Laochra Óg Junior B, U21 and minor teams.

Uibh Laoire 1 – 6 Gabriel Rangers 0 – 4
Uibh Laoire are through to the First Round proper of the Junior B Hurling County Championship after a hard fought win over Gabriel Rangers in the Preliminary Round at a wet and windy Aughaville. The conditions made good hurling nigh on impossible but Iveleary won't mind – they progress!
Uibh Laoire who opted to play against the elements in the first half got just two points on the scoreboard while conceding just four points at the other end. The first of these points came from championship debutant Joseph Creedon, from a huge long-range free. Uibh Laoire had found themselves under serious pressure defensively but with John O'Callaghan a rock at full-back and a very willing half-back line of captain Ger O'Riordan, Daniel O'Riordan and another championship debutant, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., Gabriel's were getting nothing easy. Just on the half's end, David Dineen clipped over a close-in free to leave Uibh Laoire just two points in arrears at half -time.
In the second half Uibh Laoire came out with all guns blazing, showing some terrific courage and no lack of skill. With the aid of the strong breeze, Uibh Laoire's forwards were now more to the fore with Joe Creedon and Colin Tanner seeing plenty of ball and Barry Murphy working his socks off alongside them. David Dineen got the half off to the perfect start with a well executed free before Finbarr McSweeney Snr. added a great solo-effort from play. Then in the 49th minute, the game was blown open when a loose ball fell to David Dineen on the 20 metre line and the Milleen man billowed the Gabriel's net. Uibh Laoire were now on a high and Dineen knocked over two more frees after some great work by substitute, Ger O'Donovan.
The final whistle was greeted by scenes of great jubilation as Uibh Laoire had booked their place in the First Round against Dromtarriffe. This was a great team display, with nobody failing to put a shoulder to the wheel. Goalkeeper Rob Oldham and his six defenders can take great credit for conceding just four points in the first 30 minutes and none at all in the second half. A hard running midfield of Finbarr McSweeney Snr. and Shane Galvin were a perfect link between defence and attack and the forwards showed great battling qualities and resolve in what was not an easy night for forwards.
Uibh Laoire: Robert Oldham: Martin Cotter, John O'Callaghan, Anthony McSweeney: Ger O'Riordan(Capt.), Daniel O'Riordan, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr.: Shane Galvin, Finbarr McSweeney Snr.: Joseph Creedon, PJ McNulty, Barry Murphy: Colin Tanner, John McNulty, David Dineen.
Sub used: Ger O'Donovan.(43)
Subs Unused: Liam Kearney, Jamie Cronin, Cathal Vaughan.
Management team: Christy Leary, Con Leary, Jamie Cronin.

County Championship Fixtures

Saturday 3rd May
Senior Football Championship
St Finbarrs v BALLINCOLLIG at Páirc Uí Rinn, 6.45pm

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

BÉAL ÁTHA'n GHAORTHAIDH v MACROOM at Kilmichael, 6.45pm
Valley Rovers v BALLINORA at Ballygarvan, 6.45pm
Sunday 4th May, 2014

Senior Football Championship

Bishopstown v Ilen Rovers at MACROOM, 3 pm
Castlehaven v St Vincent's at MACROOM, 4.15pm

Intermediate Football Championship

CILL Na MARTRA v ÉIRE ÓG at Cloughduv, 6.45pm
Saturday 10th May, 2014

Intermediate Football Championship

AGHABULLOGUE v Glanmire at Pairc Ui Rinn, 8pm
Junior B Football Championship
Araglen vs GLEANN na LAOI at Ballyclough
Sunday 11th May, 2014

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

NAOMH ABÁN v Nemo Rangers at Coachford 3.30pm
Mallow v GRENAGH at Mourne Abbey, 6.30pm

County Under 21 Football Championship

'A' quarter final:Saturday 17 May: Ballincollig v Clonakilty at Kinsale
'B' quarter final: Sunday 18 May: Macroom v Glenville at Mayfield.

Mid Cork Junior A Football

Pic 25

Canovee who defeated Iveleary in the Muskerry Cup Final in Macroom. © Lee Valley Outlook

Muskerry Cup Final

Canovee 2-8 Iveleary 2-7
Canovee are back in the Muskerry division this season after six years in intermediate ranks and any doubts about their intentions for the year ahead can be dispelled after their capture of the first trophy of the season, the Muskerry Cup, at Macroom on Easter Sunday. It was a typical battling Canovee performance, particularly the finish, when they turned seeming certain defeat into sensational victory. In a very well contested final, the culmination of what has been a very good competition, Canovee deservedly led by two points at the interval but a superb goal from Edward Buckley in the 40th minute had put Iveleary in the driving seat, three points clear, and they looked to be playing well enough to maintain their advantage to the finish. They still led by two points as the game went into injury time but then disaster struck once again for Iveleary! They lost possession as they moved out of defence, thirty metres from their own goal, the ball was booted in to Aidan Moynihan who bore down on the Iveleary goal and when a defender knocked him over very close to goal, a penalty was the inevitable result. James Moynihan held his nerve and rifled the spot kick into the bottom corner of the Iveleary net and Canovee were winners of the 2014 Muskerry Cup, their first win since 2006. They will be one of the more fancied teams in the upcoming championship.
Iveleary can take some consolation from their performance on this occasion, even if they will feel it was a game they should not have let slip so late. They were without Cathal Vaughan, the county U21 still out injured, and David Hourihan, injured in the Mid Cork U21 final, did not come on until after the interval. When these two players, fully fit, come into the team then on the evidence of this display Iveleary will be a test for any of the other championship aspirants. 'It is a long road that has no turning' and their luck will inevitably take a positive turn.
The game had opened on a lively note with an early exchange of points, Brian Barrett for Canovee and Joe Creedon from a free for Iveleary. Darragh Ring's point put Canovee back in front but they then conceded a goal in the 8th minute, Pádraig O'Riordan's shot being blocked down but not held and the ball was then knocked deflected over the line by an inrushing defender. Iveleary hardly had time to celebrate this bit of good fortune before they conceded a goal at the other end, Seán O'Connor's high cross from the end line fisted in by Brian Barrett, who rose highest in the goalmouth. James Moynihan and Darrgah Ring added a point apiece and Canovee led by 1-4 to 1-1 at the end of the first quarter. The pace of the game fell away somewhat as Canovee seemed to be in control. Barry O'Leary's point for Iveleary was matched by one from Darragh Ring and a point from James Moynihan left Canovee in front 1-6 to 1-2 five minutes from the interval. Iveleary did hit back with two late points from Seán Lehane and Barry O'Leary, to leave only two points between the teams at the break, Canovee in front by 1-6 to 1-4 for Iveleary and they were not flattered by this advantage.
The introduction of David Hourihan into the Iveleary attack for the second half was of major benefit and Iveleary were soon on level terms with points from Brian Cronin and Pádraig O'Riordan. In the 40th minute Hourihan put Edward Buckley through on goal and the midfielder drilled a fierce shot to the corner of the Canovee net to put Iveleary a goal clear, 2-6 to 1-6. Stalemate followed, broken by Darragh Ring with a Canovee point in the 51st minute, their first score in thirty minutes play, and James Moynihan cut the gap to a single point in the 57th minute to further encourage Canovee. A minute from time, Brian Cronin steadied Iveleary nerves with a point from a free after a foul on young substitute, Finbarr McSweeney but Canovee are renowned battlers to the final whistle and they pulled this game out of the fire in a dramatic finish.
Scorers: Canovee: Js. Moynihan 1-3(1-0 pen.), B Barrett 1-1, D Ring 0-4 (0-1 free).
Iveleary: E Buckley 1-0, o.g. 1-0, B Cronin 0-2 (0-1 free), B O'Leary 0-2, J Creedon (free), S Lehane, P O'Riordan 0-1 each.

Canovee: Darren Shine: Gearóid Lucey, James McCarthy, Daniel O'Sullivan: Seán O'Connor, Andrew Cronin, Brian Ahern: Eamonn Lyons, Michael Deasy: Aidan Moynihan, Darragh Ring, Ger Ahern: William Ahern, Brian Barrett, James Moynihan. Subs: Denis O'Sullivan for S O'Connor (43), Paul Twomey for M Deasy (45), Conor Hughes for G Ahern (58).
Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Donal Cotter, Daniel O'Riordan, Ger O'Riordan: Finbarr McSweeney, Seán O'Leary, Barry Murphy: Edward Buckley, Seán Lehane: Pádraig O'Riordan, Brian Cronin, Barry O'Leary: Liam Kearney, Joe Creedon, Colin Tanner. Subs: David Hourihan for C Tanner (half time), Shane Galvin for D Cotter (45), Finbarr McSweeney for J Creedon (49).
Referee: Mr David Murnane, Macroom.

Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship Fixtures

Saturday 3rd May, 2014
Aghinagh v Donoughmore at Coachford 7.30pm
Blarney v Canovee at Ovens 7.30pm

Sunday 4th May, 2014
Kilmichael v Dripsey at Carrigadrohid 3.30pm

Saturday 10th May, 2014
Cill Na Martra v Inniscarra at Cloughduv 7.30pm
Éire Óg v Úibh Laoire at Rusheen 7.30pm
Macroom v Kilmurry at Annahala 7.30pm
Ballincollig v Clondrohid at Donoughmore, 7.30

Sunday 11th May, 2014
Ballincollig v Clondrohid at Kilmurry, 7pm

Macroom Motors Mid Cork U21 'B' Football Championship Final

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Macroom who defeated Inniscarra in the Muskerry u-21 B Football Championship final at Carrigadrohid. © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom 3-10 Inniscarra 3-5
Macroom were underdogs going into his final and after 30 seconds conceded a goal to a clinical Tomás O'Connor strike. Five minutes later Aaron O'Raw set up Seán O'Donoghue for a fine point and Inniscarra were looking far superior to a Macroom outfit that was struggling all over the field. Darren Kelly at last got a point for Macroom in the 7th minute and the game then took a dramatic turn due mainly to the lethal finish of Macroom full forward Patrick Lucey. Macroom midfielder David Horgan then sent in a high ball that Lucey fielded before turning and blasting to the Inniscarra net to equalise and Darren Kelly then added a second point for the lead. Macroom now cast off all their old doubts and in the 11th minute John Murphy from the right corner sent over a pin-point pass which Lucey fielded, stepped inside a tackle and again blasted to the net to make it 2-2 to 1-1 in Macroom's favour. The play now flowed from end to end but Inniscarra were to suffer a serious blow in the 19th minute when they lost a key forward to a Black Card offence. Still they were boosted almost immediately when Jack O'Dwyer slipped the ball low into the far corner of the Macroom net to leave only a point between the teams and it was all square again in the 29th minute when Seán O'Donoghue's long range shot bounced over the Macroom crossbar. In injury time however Macroom struck a major blow when the outstanding Kevin O'Dwyer soloed out of defence, combined with Michael Browne and then parted to John Murphy whose blast from close range just squeezed inside the post to make in 3-2 to 2-2 at the break and Macroom would have wind advantage in the second half.
On the restart, Patrick Lucey had two further points for the winners within two minutes but Inniscarra replied with points from Jack Hayes and Aaron O'Raw to match them. In the 40th minute team captain Michael Browne put Macroom four points clear and John Murphy added a super point to make it 3-6 to 2-4 at the three quarter stage. John Murphy then kicked over another point to open up a six point gap and made it seven with another point in the 23rd minute. Inniscarra came back with a point from Dylan O'Sullivan and only a great save by Macroom keeper Dylan Dinneen denied O'Raw of a goal in the 25th minute. Point from Murphy and Lucey increased the Macroom lead to 3-10 to 2-5 but in a bout of sustained Inniscarra pressure Declan Hyland slammed the ball to the net to reduce the gap between the teams at the finish of a fine contest to five points.
Macroom: Dylan Dinneen: Kevin O'Dwyer, Brian McMahon, Shane Creedon: Barry Healy, Emmett Quinlan, Robert Downey: David Horgan, Darren McKenna: Ricky Murphy, Michael Cronin, Darren Kelly: John Murphy, Patrick Lucey, Michael Browne. Sub: Don Creedon (half time).
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Brian Gould, Jerry Roche, Declan Hyland: Seán Lynch, Mark McCarthy, Cathal Griffin: Jack O'Dwyer, Aaron O'Raw: Dave O'Keeffe, Liam Collins, Paul Farmer: Dave Barry, Tomàs O Connor, Seán O'Donoghue. Subs: Jack Hayes (20), Kevin O'Herlihy (35), Dylan O'Sullivan (50), Andrew McGrath, George O'Mahony.
Referee: Mr Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.

Macroom Motors Mid Cork U21 'C' Football Championship Final

Cill na Martra 4-10 Ballinora 2-12
Cill na Martra continue to show promise on many fronts and their underage successes are beginning to work their way through to the older age teams. They were deserving winners of a fine quality U21 'C' final at Carraigadrohid but in fairness to Ballinora they made a major contribution to what was an enjoyable and very interesting contest. Cill na Martra led by 2-5 to 1-5 at the break but the teams were level after 40 minutes when it was 2-7 to 1-10 after a fine Ballinora rally on the restart. Cill na Martra then went two points clear again and a Miceál Ó Deasúna goal in the 48th minute was a major boost and they never subsequently looked like losing out. Ballinora battled on to the finish and were rewarded for their efforts with a late goal from a Pat Fitton penalty. The game opened with an exchange of points between Kevin Murphy and Miceál Ó Deasúna. Ballinora then surged in front with a goal from Darragh Corkery to which Barry Murphy added a point in the 11th minute. The Cill na Martra response was swift and telling – a goal from a Liam Ó Loinsuigh free in the 14th minute followed by another a minute later from a Damien O hUrdail shot which took a deflection off a defender. Miceal Ó Deasúna and Daniel Ó Duinnín added a point apiece and when Ballinora kept in touch with a Darragh Corkery point, Miceal Ó Deasúna had another score for Cill na Martra to leave the winners in front by 2-4 to 1-3 after 22 minutes. Darragh Corkery and Brian Murphy had further points for Ballinora, Daniel Ó Duinnín replied for Cill na Martra who led by a goal at the break.
Ballinora outscored Cill na Martra by 0-5 to 0-2 in the period after the resumption with their points coming from Brian Murphy, two from Pat Fitton, Darragh Corkery and James Forde and the Cill na Martra reply from Gearóid Ó Faoláin and Dan Ó Duinnín. The sides were now level but the stalemate was broken by Miceál Ó Deasúna and Ó Duinnín for the Gaeltacht boys. Darragh Corkery got a point back but Miceál Ó Deasúna had another pint and his goal in the 48th minute was a hammer blow to Ballinora hopes. Cill na Martra were now in control and Dan Ó Duinnín added another goal in the 54th minute to emphasise the winner's dominance. Gallant Ballinora battled on and were rewarded with a goal from a Pat Fitton penalty and a point from Kevin Murphy.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Pilip Ó Luanaigh, Finén Ó Faoláin, Gearóid Ó Goilí: Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Pádraig Ó Goili, Antóin Ó Cuana: Cathal Ó Riordáin, Miceál Ó Deasúna: Damien Ó hUrdail, Liam Ó Loinsuigh, Gearóid Ó Faoláin: Dan Ó Duinnín, Stiofáin Ó Conaill, Daire MacLochlainn. Ionaidí; Pádraig Ó Críodáin agus Don Ó Criodáin.
Ballinora: Colin Murphy: Patrick Cronin, Brendan Hourihan, Niall Walsh; John O'Regan, Kevin O'Regan, James Lordan: Mike Lordan, Kevin Murphy: Alan O'Shea, James Forde, Pat Fitton: Diarmuid Cahill, Darragh Corkery, Brian Murphy. Subs: John Poland, Dylan Dineen and Darragh Holmes.
Referee: Mr Jerry Masters, Kilmichael.

Auld Triangle and Muskerry Sports Star Awards


Michael O'Riordan,Auld Triangle, Macroom, sponsor, and John Feeney, Chairman of the Muskerry GAA Monthly Sports Awards Committee, presenting the inaugural award for March to Sean Kiely, Ballincollig © Mike English

The inaugural winner of the new award scheme to recognise outstanding performances and achievements of Mid Cork GAA men and women is Seán Kiely of Ballincollig GAA club. There will be eight monthly winners over the season and an overall Muskerry Sports Star of the Year, the awards scheme being sponsored by the Auld Triangle Bars and Restaurant, Macroom. The monthly award winners will be selected by a panel of judges, representative of the Mid Cork GAA Board, local Press and sponsor.
In recognition of his outstanding performances at the start of the 2014 season, Seán Kiely has been selected as the first monthly 'The Auld Triangle & Muskerry Sports Star Award' winner. Seán was deemed the winner for March for his outstanding performances in helping UCC to win the Sigerson Cup, Ballincollig to retain their Mid Cork Under 21 'A' Football title and Cork U21 footballers in defeating Kerry and Limerick in the Munster championship." Seán was joined by family, friends, Ballincollig club mates, Seán Hayes, Manager of Cork U21 footballers, Munster champions, and John Grainger, UCC Sigerson Cup mentor, at a celebratory dinner hosted by Michael O'Riordan at The Auld Triangle, Macroom. Mr. John Feeney, Chairman of the Judging panel, welcomed all present to what was a very special occasion, the inaugural award presentation ceremony, and said that the judges had a relatively easy task for this particular monthly award as Seán Kiely had had an outstanding playing record from January to March, with three teams, playing at the highest level.Ms. Tracey Kennedy, PRO Cork County Board, complimented the organisers of such a scheme and thanked Michael O'Riordan of The Auld Triangle for his sponsorship. She congratulated Seán Kiely on his achievements and on his award and said that he 'set a fine example for all young players'. Mr Pat Malone, Vice Chair of Muskerry Board GAA, wished the recipient every good luck in his future career, wished the Award Scheme well and thanked the judges for their efforts. 'The Auld Triangle and Muskerry GAA Award scheme will', he forecast 'be good for the clubs and players of Muskerry in the future'.
Sponsor, Michael O'Riordan of the Auld Triangle Bars and Restaurant, Macroom, in welcoming everybody present said that the awards were for achievements and excellence on the fields of play and that Seán Kiely was a worthy first recipient.
The award winner for April will be selected in mid May and clubs and individuals are invited to submit nominations for the award for the judge's consideration.


Laochra Óg Easter Hurling Camp took place on Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th April in the grounds of Coláiste Íosagain, Ballyvourney. Thanks to Naomh Abán GAA and Udarás na Gaeltachta for the use of the training field and handball alleys. Thanks to Donnacha Lucey for organising the preparation of these facilities. Thanks to Carthach Keane for organising the coaches who took part in helping us to organise the camp. The coaches who took part were Cathrach Keane, Jamie Wall, Fionn Keane, Damien Cahalane and Luke Meade. Their assistants were Gearóid Lucey, Killian Lynch, Brian
Corcoran, Evan Casey, Conor Healy, Hugh O'Shea and Anne O'Connell. Food was supplied by Ó Luasa Foodstore, Ballymakeera with sponsorship from Cuisine de France and Denney Meats. Apart from one or two showers the weather was good and sunny for the three days involved. A few weeks earlier a competition took place within the primary schools in Ballyvourney, Cill na Martra, Macroom and Clondrohid to design a new crest for the club and Elaina Lucey from Carriganimma was the overall winner. A presentation was made by the coaches on behalf of the club on the last day of camp. Elaina was presented with a club jersey, hurley, sliotar and club annual membership certificate. Lots of parents gave up their time to help out at the camp and it was greatly appreciated. The camp was a great success and very enjoyable. Thanks again to everyone involved.