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West End, Macroom © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/ Run on Fri. 22nd Aug. at 7.30 pm. from Kilmichael GAA grounds, Annahala.
Macroom F.C. Academy Registration Night Fri. Aug 22nd @ Murrayfield,7.30pm to 9pm.
Open Day Lee Valley Academy of Music. Sat. Aug. 23, 12 – 4p.m. Fitzgerald House.
Ballingeary Show Sunday 24th August.
Lissarda Ambush Commemoration. Sun. Aug. 24th 7.30pm.
Fun Quiz:Laochra Óg fundraiser in the Bell Inn on Sun. Aug. 24, 4 to 7pm.
Beacon Initiative Meeting: under L.V.E.B., at Macroom e Enterprise Centre, Bowl Rd., at 7pm on Wed. Aug. 27.
National Heritage Week Nature Walk from Carrigadrohid Castle on Fri. Aug. 29 at 7p.m.
Barn Dance at Con Dunne's, Killinardrish, 9 – 12 midnight
Culture Night Cork County Fri. Sept. 19th
Macroom Food Festival: Sept. 26 – 28
Macroom Ladies Football U8, U10, U12, U14 training Wednesdays @ 6pm Tom Creedon Park. U16, Minor and Junior training, Thursdays @ 7.30pm in Tom Creedon Park.

Heritage Week Aug. 23 – 31

ACR Heritage: The World War I Experience presentation by Anthony Greene, Sat. Aug. 23 at Coachford N.S. at 2pm.

Exhibition on railways in West Cork at the County Library, Aug. 25th to Sept. 5th (Mon – Fri from 09:00 to 17:50.
Talk on the development of the railway network in Cork on Mon. Aug. 25th at 1:30p.m. at County LHQ Gallery, Carrigrohane.
Talk on the Heritage of the Múscraí Gaeltacht at Conference Room, County Hall on Mon., Aug. 25th at 3p.m.
Lecture on the 'Muskerry Tram' at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney on Tues., Aug. 26, 8p.m.
Guided tour of Ballyvourney Church, Graveyard and St. Gobnait's Well on Wed. Aug. 27th from 15:00 to 16:30
Talk on the Heritage Houses of County Cork in Conference Room, County Hall, on Thurs. August 28th at 13:00.
Guided Tour of Three Centuries of Irish Art in the Crawford Gallery on Thurs. Aug. 28, 6p.m. – 7p.m.
Carrigadrohid nature walk and barn dance Fri. Aug. 29 at 7p.m.
Bus Tour of Inniscarra on Sat. Aug. 30th, 10a.m. from Ballyanly.
Kilmurry Museum additional opening hours.

Macroom Library:

Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3 – 7 year olds
Heritage Event Tues. Aug. 26 at 12noon
Bridge Club Wed. Aug. 27 at 11a.m.
Purlies Thurs. Aug. 21 at 11a.m.
Adult Book Club: Sept. 3.
Art Exhibition: paintings of Margaret Lynch during August.

Briery Gap:
Blek and the Rats Saturday 23rd August.
American Hustle Mon. Aug. 25 at 8.30p.m.
The Lego Movie – MATINEE Saturday 30th August at 2.00pm
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Monday 1st September.
Mrs Shakespeare – Fri. 5th Sept. at 8.00pm.
Grace of Monaco – Monday 15th Sept.
Declan O'Rourke Sat. 27th Sept. at 8.30pm
Jimmy MacCarthy. Sat. 4th Oct. at 8.00pm.
Tommy Fleming. Fri. 10th Oct.at 8.00pm.

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

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Macroom Rangers who received the Chief Commissioner's Award at portal dolmen at Poulnabrone. ©

MacEgan Rangers

The Chief Commissioner's Award is the most prestigious award for Senior Branch members of the Irish Girl Guides. Teams of two or three hike for 60 km over five days, carrying all their equipment on their backs; living on a restricted budget; undertaking projects in order to discover the history, economy, culture and environment of the area in which they travel. The award is in three parts - Certificate, Woggle and the coveted Chief Commissioner's Award silver pin. As well as hiking and completing all the projects, the teams have two assessments at the end of the week in order to determine if they have succeeded in their tasks and are to receive all three parts of the Award.

Vera O'Riordan, Laura O'Sullivan and Eimhear Smith from Macroom and Schull undertook the challenge recently. Given a 6-figure grid reference, they went from their homes in Cork to Galway Bus Station, where the secret location of a challenging 5-day hike was revealed. In the spectacular landscape of the Burren, along the Cliffs of Moher and armed with map, compass, instructions and loaded rucksacks, the odyssey began. The girls roamed the countryside of Doolin, Fanore, Ballyvaughan and the island of Innis Oírr while quizzing tourists on their opinions of Ireland and questioning locals on the importance of the Irish language. As part of the service project, they helped in the traditional Irish pub -Tigh Ruaraí – cleaning tables and washing and drying dishes. During the five days of hiking, they slept in small tents, cooking all meals on a limited budget and finishing at the Ailwee Caves where they were picked up and returned to base camp. That evening all teams were assessed and enjoyed surfing on Saturday before dressing in Award uniforms for the presentation ceremony at the portal dolmen at Poulnabrone. Every team achieved the certificate, woggle and much-prized Chief Commissioner's Award pin.
The three girls, Vera, Laura and Eimhear, found it an amazing experience. They learned that they had the strength and resources to keep going when things were tough; to interact with strangers, who very quickly became friends; to learn a lot more about Ireland and to live in close harmony within the confines of very small tents with minimal gear, keeping to a budget and cheering one another through aches, pains and a couple of blisters. The week served as an eye opener to what could be achieved with patience and application and encapsulated the Guiding experience.

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Leaving Cert graduates, Patryk Osnowski, Conor Pettersen, Conor Bradfield and Cian Creedon with Noel Dunne and John Murphy, De la Salle College, Macroom

St. Mary's Results

St Mary's Secondary School were delighted with the results achieved by their Leaving Cert students this year. The pupils' work ethic coupled with the dedication of the teachers meant that almost one quarter (24%) secured 500 points or more. All the students in the year group achieved more than 5 passes which allows them to apply for Post Leaving Cert courses. Every student passed their Maths exam with 15% gaining A grades in Honours while 7% got "A" grades at Ordinary level.

N.B. Lee Valley Businesses

The Lee Valley Enterprise Board is delighted to have teamed up with Cork County Council's Beacon Initiative Retail Programme which has been successfully run in towns around County Cork. The Beacon Initiative programme is designed to help retailers in the Macroom area to revitalise and grow their businesses, by analysing all aspects of running a retail business, making expert recommendations and working a long term strategic plan to sustain and take their business to the next level. A meeting will be held on Wednesday August 27th in Macroom e Enterprise Centre at 7pm. The programme is limited to fifteen businesses at any one time so we are encouraging all our members to come along to this meeting where all details of the programme will be discussed. Benefits of the Programme include learning best retail principles; building a strategic plan for your business and taking time to work on your business rather than in your business.

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At the Shopeen Stand at Macroom Senior Citizens/ Active Retired Bring and Buy in the Fr. Ryan Hall, Maureen and Caoimhe Foley and Gobnait O'Callaghan © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Library

National Heritage week runs this year from August 23rd to 31st. Macroom Library's Purlies have created a knitted Irish woodland scene which will be on display here during that week. I'm sure it will be as spectacular as their efforts usually are. The Purlies will have their regular meeting on Thursday, September 4. We are also lucky to have Ted Cook present a talk for Heritage Week on 'Brian Boru within the context of 10th century forest culture', on Tuesday 26th at noon. This will be followed by a planting ceremony in the Castle Demesne to mark 2014 being the U.N year of Education for Sustainable Development. All are welcome, including children, to this interesting and free event. Margaret Lynch's paintings, on display for the rest of August, tie in with the theme of heritage also, some being of landscape and others of Irish wildlife. Do please leave a comment in the book provided when you have viewed them. Our artists love to get some feedback on their work. ACOL Bridge will take place here on Wednesday, 27th August at 11.am until 1p.m. Anyone who has a knowledge of ACOL Bridge is welcome to attend. We will shortly be making the draw for the prize of a book token from the hundreds of entries we received for our Sweets'n Treats' Summer Reading Initiative. We had over 100 children taking part and they must have read about 2000 books between them! The winner will be notified by phone number of the guarantor. Now for an item of lost property! Well over a year ago a patron left a silver charm bracelet cum watch beside one of the computers. It was obviously getting in her way of using the mouse so she took it off and then went away without it. We had it on the desk for some time to see if someone would recognize it but no one did and then it was put in a drawer, only coming to light again during a tidy up on a quiet day recently. I'm sure whoever owns it must have been very sorry to mislay it as it is a lovely piece. It has an elasticated strap and among the charms on it is a cream coloured high heel shoe. We would love to be able to reunite it with its owner. Our phone number is 026 42483.

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Trad Session every Tuesday night at the Castle Hotel, Macroom © Lee Valley Outlook

Briery Gap Programme


American Hustle 25th August 8.30p.m. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper.
The Lego Movie – MATINEE Saturday 30th August at 2.00pm Admission FREE. 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Monday 1st September. Grace of Monaco – Monday 15th September. Admission to cinema €4

TheatreSullane Sessions present John Blek and the Rats on Saturday 23rd August at 9p.m. Strictly over 18. Tickets €10.
Mrs Shakespeare – Friday 5th September at 8.00pm. One act, one woman comedy. Written and directed by Ian Wild. Performed by Irene Kelleher. William Shakespeare, reincarnated as a woman, finds herself (himself) in a mental asylum and comes to the conclusion she has made a complete mess of writing 'Hamlet' 400 years earlier. Armed with a quill and beset by a rebellious cast of characters who are anxious not to be rewritten, she embarks on an epic reformulation of theatre's most famous text under the new title of 'Ophelia'. Unfortunately, William's therapist is unsympathetic. Is that because he is also a reincarnated Elizabethan playwright: Christopher Marlowe, consumed with an envy that has been festering away since 1597? Tickets €12 Concessions €10.
Application forms for Briery Gap Mixed Choir and Youth Theatre Membership available at Box Office
Annemarie O'Riordan Friday September 12th at 8.00pm. Tickets €15.
Culture Night – 19th September at 8.00pm Performance to be confirmed. Admission Free
Declan O'Rourke Saturday 27th September at 8.30pm Tickets €20
Jimmy MacCarthy, Saturday 4th October at 8.00pm. Tickets €20
Tommy Fleming. Friday 10th October at 8.00pm. Tickets €27.50. On sale now.


Contact information: Please email text and/or photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026-41891 or post to Lee Valley Outlook, Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. (Photos by Friday before publication. N.B. We never guarantee that a photo will be published, except in a paid ad.)

West End, Macroom. Our cover picture on this issue shows the western end of the town, including Riverside Park Hotel, St. Colman's Cemetery, the Lodge at Raleigh House and part of Codrum.

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Macroom group, The Contradictions- Clodagh, Tara, Katherine Ciara, who have reached the final of Timoleague Star Search ©

The Contradictions- Well done to Clodagh O'Sullivan, Tara Murphy, Katherine Scott and Ciara Dinneen, a four part harmony group, for achieving a place in the final of Timoleague Star Search on August 19th during the Timoleague Harvest Festival. This is the first competition the group has entered together – the first of many they hope. The group has been together for less than a year, having met at Macroom Youth Theatre in the Briery Gap. Keep an eye out for them in future shows. We wish them the best of luck.

Music Sessions: Castle Hotel, Macroom, every Tuesday night; Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, every Thursday night; Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney, every Saturday night. Please let us know of other weekly sessions and we will be glad to include details.

Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/ Run on Friday, 22nd August at 7.30 pm. Registration at Kilmichael GAA grounds, Annahala from 6.15 pm onwards. Registration €10 or family €20. Looking foward to seeing you there.

Ballingeary Show: It's that time of year again - Show Day in Ballingeary. But this year we will celebrate our big 50th Show on Sunday 24th August, so plans are in progress to make it an extra special occasion. Entry forms now available or may be downloaded from www.ballingearyshow.com.

Lissarda Ambush Commemoration. Sunday August 24th 7.30pm. Oration by Tim Crowley.

National Heritage Week takes place nationwide from 23rd – 31st August. Check out what's on locally.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: Aug. 5. Jackpot €3,200. Numbers drawn 6, 11, 21. Winner: Margaret Healy, Farran. Seller, Evelyn McSweeney, Middle Square. €20 Hannah Lucey O'Connell, The Lawn, Macroom. Ella and Leah Goold, Gurteenroe. Keelin, Cathal and Gearoid Keating, Aghabullogue, Brendan O'Connell, Railway View. Michelle O'Leary, Codurm. .
Aug. 12. Jackpot €1,000. Numbers drawn 1, 32, 35. No Winner. €70 Sharon O'Connell, Coolyhane, Macroom. €20 Jayden O'Sullivan, 12 The Glenties. Mags O'Leary, c/o Sean Coughlan, Macroom. Margaret Lucey, South Square, Macroom. Jack Oldham, Beachville, Coachford. Donie McCarthy, Ballyvourney.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Aug. 6. Jackpot €3,000. €70 Tara O'Riordan, Ballinagree. €20 Jerry Casey, Rusheen. Sheila Whyte, Bantry. Finbarr Cronin, Shanballyshane. Kath O'Leary, c/o Spillanes. .
Aug. 13. Jackpot €3,200. €70 Noreen Kelleher, Ballinagree. €20 Maria Buckley, Nadd. Emer and Lauren Crowley, Clondrohid. Dolores Dineen, c/o Cotters Printers. Dolores O'Leary, Macroom. Bingo Jackpot €1.000.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: July 27. Jackpot €8,100. Numbers drawn: 14, 15, 23, 26. No winner. €50 Kevin O'Donoghue, Carrigadrohid. €25 Con Delaney, Lissarda. Bernie O'Connell, c/o Dan Shine.
August 3. Jackpot €8,250. Numbers drawn: 7, 15, 28, 30. No winner. €50 Joan Lucey, Carrigadrohid. €25 Helen Buckley, Aherla. Elaine O'Callaghan, Canovee N.S.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 5/8/2014, Jackpot: €2,000, Numbers Drawn: 9 - 10 - 15, Winner: Eva Murphy. €40 Des Murphy, €20 Dan O'Mahony, Lesley Linzell, Kate O'Mahony, Paddy O'Riordan.
11/8/2014, Jackpot: €1,000, Numbers Drawn: 10 - 13 - 20, No Winner, €40 Declan O' Connell, €20 Aidan & Ian Barry Murphy, Mary O' & Mary C, J. T. Roche, Mark & Brian Dineen (Yearly Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

The Heritage of the Múscraí Gaeltacht

An illustrated talk on the Heritage of the Múscraí Gaeltacht will be delivered in the Conference Room, Floor 16, County Hall, Carrigrohane Straight Road on Monday, August 25th at 3p.m. Supported by the Heritage Council, Cork County Council with Acadamh Fódhla, are undertaking a Conservation, Management and Interpretation Plan for the Múscraí Gaeltacht. This plan will example the heritage of the Múscraí Gaeltacht and convey why it is such a unique place from a heritage perspective. This heritage includes physical, cultural, historical and archaeological elements along with extensive biodiversity. In addition, the Plan will include a number of objectives and recommendations for safeguarding and promoting the heritage of the area. Come along on the day to get an overall flavour of what the project will entail.

National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week runs from August 23 to 31 and Cork, not surprisingly, hosts the highest number of events and offers the greatest variety. Many of the events are free or come at reduced cost.
The Heritage Committee of Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council presents 'Coachford & District: The World War I Experience' on Saturday 23 August at Coachford NS at 2pm, and the speaker will be local historian Anthony Greene. Admission is free.
An exhibition detailing the history of railways in West Cork will run at the County LHQ Gallery, Library Building, Carrigrohane Road from Monday August 25th to Friday, September 5th Mon – Fri from 09:00 to 17:50.
Railway enthusiast, Chris Larkin, Irish Railway Record Society (IRRS), will give a talk on the development of the railway network in Cork and in particular on The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway on Monday, August 25th at 1:30p.m. at County LHQ Gallery, Library Building, Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road. The Library exhibition - Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway - will be launched before Chris's talk. While this event is free please be advised that booking is required, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 021 4546499.
An illustrated Lecture on the 'Muskerry Tram', the story of the Cork and Muskerry Light Railway, marks the 80th Anniversary of its closure in 1934. The speaker is local historian and lecturer, Mr. Tim O'Brien and it will be held at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney on Tuesday, August 26, 8p.m. to 10p.m., admission free.
Kilmurry Museum offers additional opening hours. In addition to usual Sunday opening hours 2.30 - 5.30pm, the museum will be open on Sundays 24th and 31st Aug between 11am and 12 noon.
An illustrated talk on the Heritage Houses of County Cork will be delivered in the Conference Room, Floor 16, County Hall, Carrigrohane Straight Road on Thursday, August 28th at 13:00. Supported by the Heritage Council, and as a follow on to the very successful Heritage Bridges of County Cork book, Cork County Council is undertaking a publication on the Heritage Houses of the County. This publication will look at the different houses we have lived in from earliest times, right up to the recent past and will feature a number of specific examples. The publication will be available towards the end of the year. Do come along to this event to get an overview of what it's all about.
Art lovers will enjoy a Guided Tour of Three Centuries of Irish Art in the Crawford Gallery on Thursday, August 28, 6p.m. – 7p.m. Admission free and booking is not required.
Inniscarra Community Centre Heritage Group is organizing a Historic Bus Tour of Inniscarra on Saturday, August 30th, 10a.m. to 2p.m., starting at Ballyanly. A local historian will lead the tour. Booking is necessary and the cost is €10.
Cork County Council's Heritage Unit will showcase a number of past and current projects in County Hall Foyer, Carrigrohane Straight Road and will provide information and advice on all things heritage during all of Heritage Week from 09:00 to 17:30.

St. Gobnait's Heritage

Cork County Council's Archaeologist, Mary Sleeman, will lead a guided tour of Ballyvourney Church, Graveyard and St. Gobnait's Well on Wednesday, August 27th from 15:00 to 16:30. This insightful walking tour will shed further light on the history of the church, graveyard and holy well and on some of the site's many archaeological secrets. Suitable for children.

Carrig Walk

As part of National Heritage Week, Carrigadrohid Tidy Towns Committee has organized a nature walk and barn dance in the locality. All interested are invited to join in this free event on Friday, August 29 at 7p.m. The starting point for the walk is at the newly refurbished dance platform, near historic 15th century, Carrigadrohid Castle. The nature walk, led by Dr. Richard Unitt, will go along the bank of the river Lee and will last about 90 minutes. The walkers will then adjourn to Con Dunne's farm – between Carrigadrohid and Canovee N.S. (location signposted) - where a Barn Dance will be held from 9p.m. till midnight. Music will be provided by Aghinagh Comhaltas; a storyteller will be in attendance and tea and sandwiches will be served. All are welcome to attend. Sensible footwear is advised, no high heels.

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Mick Goulding and James Murphy Kilmurry on their High Nellies and Declan Corcoran, Crookstown on his Low Nelly at Coachford Autumn Festival © Lee Valley Outlook

Clondrohid Updates

Development Group: The hedge cutting has now been completed. They cut from Gussie Kelleher's to Maxol Oils and bits and pieces along other roads. Let's hope it will make our roads safer for road users. They acknowledge contribution made by Michael Kelleher on route. They would like to extend their best wishes and congratulations to all those who received their Leaving Cert results last week. They wish them well in their future career choices.
G.A.A.: Clondrohid Minors defeated Shamrocks 4 11 to 1 6 in a league match The u 14's played Kilnamartyra - an even enough contest in first half but Kilnamartyra proved too strong in the second half. The Minor football team had a great win in the championship when they defeated Dripsey 3 17 to 1 5. They will play Shamrocks in the semifinal. The U 8 Football squad travelled to Mallow for a monster blitz with over 40 teams participating. Clondrohid were missing many players due to holidays and sickness, but still travelled with two teams. They won four games out of six. There was great excitement when they met Clare's dual star Podge Collins, Cork's Colm O'Neill and Kerry's Tomas O'Shea. Well done to all involved.
Fixtures: Saturday 23 U 18 C F.L. Clondrohid v Whitescross at 4pm. Wednesday August 27 U 12 B F.L. Clondrohid V Aghinagh at 7.30pm.
Fun Quiz: The Laochra Óg Hurling Family Fun Quiz fundraiser takes place in the Bell Inn on Sunday August 24 from 4 to 7pm. BBQ, Music, Spot prizes, Raffle. Fun for all
Catholic Grandparents' Association. Annual pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday September 14. Enquire locally.
Drugs/ Alcohol: Do you know someone with a Drugs or Alcohol Problem? Matt Talbot Services provide a free and confidential counselling and assessment service for 14 to 23 year olds. Ring 0214896400 for more info.

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A section of the huge attendance (mainly female) at the cookery demonstration by Rachel Allen at Inchigeela Festival © Lee Valley Outlook

Ballingeary Agricultural Show 2014

Joanne O'Riordan, fresh from her Leaving Cert success, is Guest of Honour at the 50th Ballingeary Show on Sunday, August 24. It is hoped that this Golden Jubilee event will revive old memories and, to help recall earlier shows, a special display of old photos etc. should prove an attractive feature.
Highlights include The South Western Shorthorn Breeders Society Heifer Final. Indoor section includes Arts & Crafts, Home Baking, Flowers &Veg etc. Live music by Patrick O'Sullivan with open air dance platform. Performance by Ballingeary Pipe Band. Pet dog show, Bonnie Baby, Old Time Threshing &Vintage Display. Pets Corner. Guess the weight of the buffalo. Basket Making Demo Display. The Animal roadshow. Big round bale pushing. Raffle, plus lots more. Catering facilities & Tea marquee. Free Car parking. A great day out assured. Bí ann gan teip. Details on www.ballingearyshow.com or contact Secretary 0864018992 / 0861603903. The Committee look forward to meeting visitors from near & far to celebrate this 50th Show. We have reached a milestone. Here's to the next 50!

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Ballyvourney/Coolea Show 2014 in the grounds of Colaiste Íosagáin... ©Diarmuid O'Connell

Fleadh Cheoil Champions

Cill na Martra branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Craobh Lachtaín Naofa, enjoyed much success at the recent All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo. Seán Ó Muimhneacháin, Cúl a'Bhuachaigh, won first prize in the Amhráin Nua Chumtha as Gaoluinn category with his humorous composition 'Sa Bhaile don Tóstal' (Gathering). Seosamh Ó Críodáin, Máigh Cromtha came 2nd in Amhránaíocht Sean Nós na bhFear os cionn 18. Ellen de Búrca, Lios Buí came first in Comhrá Gaeilge fé 9 and Iseult Ní Ríordáin, Gort an Éadain came 2nd. Trevor Ó hÉalaithe, Lios Buí finished 3rd in Amhránaíocht Sean Nós na bhFear 12 – 15 while Jaic Ó hÉalaithe came 1st in Songs in English 12 – 15. Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, Baile an Chollaigh came 1st in Slow Air for Fiddle u12 while Kevin Jansson of the same branch won the 12 – 15 section of the same competition. Síle Ní Shuibhne, Baile Mhic Íre, was placed 3rd in Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós Mná 15 – 18.

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Members of Crookstown Karate club following their grading with Sensei, Ray Payne. ©

Crookstown Karate Club

Crookstown Karate club was established in 2002 and has been growing in strength ever since. The club is run by Sensei Garrett O'Donovan (5th Dan), training in Crookstown hall every Monday & Thursday. In the last year, the club has had much success at all levels in various competitions both in Kata (structured display) and kumite (sparring). There have been a number of successful gradings (examination of skills) throughout the year with 21 members successfully passing to the next level in June when examined by Sensei Ray Payne(7th Dan).

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They're Off in the Boys u10 race at Crookstown Vintage day. © Lee Valley Outlook

Culture Night 2014

As the summer speeds by we head once more towards one of the finest cultural events in the calendar, Culture Night Cork County. This year's event takes place on Friday, September 19th and, as always, will provide excellent opportunities for everyone to experience the activities which enrich their own towns and villages.
Last year's Cork County programme saw thousands of people attend free events. 86 events took place in 40 towns and villages throughout the county. There were also 14 programmed events in Cork County Hall and the Cork County Library Building. There are multiple opportunities to experience some of the finest arts, music, theatre, dance and film that the county of Cork has to offer. What's more, every single event in Culture Night is free. Culture Night Cork County is now entering its fourth year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Culture Night is an initiative coordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Cork County Council. Details on the programme of events are available on www.culturenightcorkcounty.ie. So put the date in the diary - Friday, September 19th is Culture Night Cork County.

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Daniel O'Donnell visits Baile Mhúirne recently © Nóra Ní Luasa

Back to School Health

Children can get bored with school lunches. Providing interesting and healthy food is an on-going challenge for parents. Try to establish a routine around meals: three meals per day, plus snacks as required. While many people perceive snacking as a bad habit, 'snacks' can actually play an important role in the diet. This is particularly relevant to some children who, due to their relatively small body size, may only be able to eat small volumes of food. Food choices are critical, however. Snack foods should be nutritious and selected in the context of each individual's overall diet and lifestyle. Some great examples include fresh fruit - whole or mixed fruit salad, yogurt, a glass of milk, small wholemeal scone, crackers or crisp bread with hummus or cheese, bite-size vegetable pieces such as cherry tomatoes, chopped carrots or cucumber sticks perhaps with a yogurt or hummus dip.
Dairy: Options from the 'milk, yogurt and cheese' food group can easily be incorporated into the diet throughout the school day - milk over breakfast cereal, cheese in sandwiches or in a pasta salad as part of a healthy lunchbox or a pot of yogurt at break-time. This food group offers a range of nutrients and is recognised as a particularly important source of calcium which is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children and the maintenance of normal bones.
Adolescence is a particularly important life-stage for bone health. It has been reported that about half of an adult's bone mass is built up during this short time-frame and five daily servings of dairy is recommended for those aged 9-18 years. Low-fat options are encouraged. Vitamin D, 'the sunshine vitamin', is also important for bone health and, contributes to the normal absorption of calcium. Sun provides this vitamin and food sources include oily fish such as mackerel and salmon, eggs and dairy foods fortified with vitamin D. The School Milk Scheme is a convenient and affordable way to help your child meet their recommended intake from the 'milk, yogurt and cheese' food group.
Exercise: National guidelines advise that children and young people (2-18 years of age) should be active, at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day. This can include sport, active play and PE, as well as every day activities such as cycling. Muscle-strengthening, flexibility and bone-strengthening exercises should be included three times a week. It is best to establish healthy lifestyle and eating habits from a young age.

In the next issue we will include some Lunchbox Tips.


Pre-Nuptials and Marital Breakdown on the Farm

Marital breakdown in rural Ireland is full of tales based on the dangers of a man walking up the aisle with a farm and walking back down the aisle with only half a farm. If you have exhausted counselling and mediation, and you find that your marriage has irretrievably broken down, there is no prospect of reconciliation and you are facing divorce proceedings, do not panic. The first step you should take is to consult a solicitor, preferably one who has knowledge of how a farm works and what is involved in its day to day running. Weigh up the advantages and disadvantages before you make any decision. While your personal life might be in turmoil, a farming business needs attention, and the usual day to day decisions and work still needs to be attended to.
Do your best to keep the relationship on amicable terms. It is better to negotiate a settlement outside the courtroom. It will reduce costs, and the parties involved will know a great deal more about the workings of their own farming business and what a sustainable solution is than a learned judge. In order to ensure that the farm is kept intact, creative solutions are required to achieve a solution satisfactory to both sides. Your respective solicitors can negotiate on your behalf and try to hammer out an agreement. Divorce in Ireland does not take fault into account. Be practical. The role of the court is to divide assets in order to provide financial support for spouses and children and reach agreements in relation to custody. It is not meant to punish either party. If you wish to punish your spouse and litigate every issue through the courts this will be costly and will not achieve anything, save for further depletion of the assets.
Explore the options. Dividing the farm is rarely an option unless the holding is significant and the smaller holding will rarely be viable to provide an income. Often, the income from the farm is the only source of income. A divorce does not automatically mean that the spouse is entitled to half the farm; the court must ensure that proper provision is made for both parties and dependants. It may be possible that the spouse takes a lump sum payment and/or the family home. It may be the case that the spouse receives a property located away from the family home. Perhaps, the spouse could be given non-farming assets, such as cash, pension funds, shares or an investment property. Is it possible to sell a site? In relation to the family home, it is often located on the farm, where the sheds and outhouses are also located. Having a former spouse living in the family home on the farm can lead to difficulties and resentment, especially if another partner moves in. This should be borne in mind. Also, if a farmer lives too far away from the farm he is not in a position to simply walk to the outhouse in the middle of the night to check on the cow that is due to calve.
Farmers may be asset rich and cash poor and it is important to be realistic in relation to making periodic payments to spouses or giving lump sums. A farm may also be heavily mortgaged. Attention also has to be given to the seasonal nature of farming and the fact that E.U. farm subsidies form a significant portion of many farm incomes. Ensure you are looking after your children financially. One of the first things a judge will consider is whether you are honouring your responsibilities to your dependent children, if any. Give an accurate account of your assets and finances to your solicitor. Ensure you instruct an auctioneer that is familiar with farm stock, quotas and machinery. Obtain a realistic valuation of assets.
If you cannot avoid a 'court battle' a judge takes various factors into account in the event of a divorce, such as the length of the marriage, the contribution both parties made to the marriage, financial or otherwise, the current and likely future income, earning capacity and assets of each party, the current and future financial needs and obligations of each party, the standard of living of the family before the break-up of the marriage, the age of each party, the accommodation needs of each party, the input each spouse has made and is likely to make to the welfare of the family, the degree to which the marriage affected each party's ability to earn and the conduct of each party. This is a general guide, and is not an exhaustive list. In reality, divorce will result in a drop in the standard of living of both parties.
Pre-nuptials. In the event that you are a farmer and about to get married or thinking about getting engaged, consideration should be given to putting a pre-nuptial agreement in place (preferably not the night before the big day!). A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement that details each party's rights and expectations in the event of a divorce. Prenuptial agreements are not recognised in Ireland at present. However, this may not always be the case. Although they are not legally enforceable, a judge can take them into consideration in relation to divorce proceedings. If you are thinking of drawing up a pre-nuptial agreement, albeit they are not the most romantic thing in the world, it is important that they are well drafted and you should consult a solicitor. It is also important that both parties receive independent legal advice, to reduce the chance of one party claiming that they didn't understand the agreement or didn't know what they were signing. Ensure that you review your pre-nuptial agreement periodically, especially after you have children. Care should be taken also before giving shares to your spouse or making your spouse a director in the farming business unless he or she will be taking an active role. It can lead to serious consequences in the event of a divorce. Finally, there is no magic formula or 'one size fits all' solution, but what is important is who you consult and how you approach it, and ensure you think twice before you tie the knot again!
This is an extract from an article that was initially published in The Examiner. Karen Walsh is a solicitor practicing in C.W. Ashe & Co. Solicitors in Macroom, Co. Cork. Her contact details are 026 -41005 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lee Valley Academy of Music

The Lee Valley Academy of Music, which will open its doors on September 1st, is the brainchild of local piano and harp teacher Síle Ní Dhubhghaill (BMus, MA). She realised that there was a demand for music teachers in Macroom when people began to contact her to ask if she could recommend any local teachers for various instruments. 'Parents are very busy these days, and although there are plenty of options for lessons in Ballincollig or Cork, not everyone has the time to commute. I got the impression from various people that they would be delighted if lessons were available just down the road, so I decided to set up a music school in Macroom.'
Síle moved to the area a few years ago and has gradually become more involved in the local music scene, as a teacher at Macroom Stage School and more recently, conductor of Clondrohid Choral Group. After completing a music degree in CIT Cork School of Music and a Masters in Community Music in UL, Síle worked in radio for a few years before moving to Macroom and returning to music education.
Her vision for the new Academy of Music is to provide high quality music education in a fun and encouraging atmosphere, with emphasis on both exams and performance opportunities. She hopes to provide another creative outlet for young people in Macroom and to broaden the possibilities for arts education locally.
The teachers who will be involved in the Academy share Síle's passion for music education. Honor Tuohy (BMus, M.Litt.) – Piano, Junior & leaving Cert music. Michael Crowley (BMus) – Guitar. Lorna Lane (BMus) – Violin. Síobhan Oliver (Bmus) – Voice. Jonathan Pumfrey – Saxophone. Jonathan is well known on the jazz scene in Ireland and the UK and has performed with many ensembles. He has taught in Cork and Kilkenny during his time in Ireland. Angela Murray – Drama. Angela is already well known around Macroom for her work with Macroom Stage School. She has been working as a drama tutor since graduating from D.I.T Conservatory of Music and Drama with a Higher Diploma in Speech and Drama.
The Lee Valley Academy of Music will be having an open day on Saturday August 23rd from 12- 4pm at Fitz-Gerald House, Main St. (above book shop). Anyone who may be interested in lessons is welcome to drop in for a chat and a look around. There will also be a free drama workshop with Angela on Wednesday September 3rd from 6-7pm.
For any enquiries or to enrol in the Academy you can contact Síle on 087 6952368 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leevalleymusic


by Michael Kelly

Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for late summer sowing. Note that we are talking about turnips here (with the white flesh) as opposed to swedes (yellow flesh) which take longer to mature (it's too late now to sow swedes). The green leaves that grow on top of the turnip can also be eaten. Water well in dry spells to prevent cracking. Harvest when small and don't leave them in the ground too late as they will be a target for mice and slugs.
Saving Tomato Seeds - only from open-pollinated varieties (check your seed packets) and only from the strongest of tomatoes. Cut the tomato in half. Squeeze the contents into a labelled container and half fill with water. After a few days a mould will form on the water. Pour off the water and any floating seeds. The good seeds should be on the bottom of the cup. Rinse under a cold tap in a very fine mesh strainer and lay in a single layer on absorbent paper. Leave for a few days. Bag them up in a labelled envelope and store them somewhere cool (or refrigerate) until next spring.
Organic Black Spot or Mildew Spray: Mix half a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda with a pint of soapy water in a spray bottle. Add a drop of vegetable oil (which will help it to stick to dry leaves). Spray both sides of leaves of vulnerable plants (e.g. dill, parsley, parsnips, peas, beans, carrots, turnips, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, beets, etc.).

Sports Mad

Cork County Senior Hurling Championship

 Round 4

1. Na Piarsaigh v Bride Rovers

2. Newtownshandrum v UCC

3. Sarsfields v Carrigdhoun

4. Erin's Own v St. Finbarr's

5. Ballymartle 5-12 Blackrock 2-17

6. Bishopstown v Glen Rovers

7. Midleton v Douglas

8. Youghal v Carrigtwohill


A: Na Piarsaigh/ Bride Rovers v Newtownshandrum/UCC

B: Sars/ Carrigdhoun v Erin's Own/St. Finbarr's

C: Ballymartle v Bishopstown/Glen Rovers

D: Midleton/Douglas v Youghal/Carrigtwohill

Relegation Play Off: Killeagh v Courceys Rovers

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round Four:

1. Carrigaline 1-12 Newcestown 2-22

2. Mallow 0-8 Valley Rovers 1-16

3. Kilworth 2-13 INNISCARRA 1-12

4. Kanturk v Tracton

5. BLARNEY 1-8 Ballinhassig 1-9

6. Bandon v Cloyne

7. Bye - Ballyhea

8. Bye - Castlelyons


A: Newcestown v Valley Rovers

B: Kilworth v Kanturk/Tracton

C: Ballinhassig v Bandon/Cloyne

D: Ballyhea v Castlelyons


A v B C v D

Relegation Play Off:

Watergrasshill 1-22 Kilbrittain 1-16

Relegated: Kilbrittain

Kilworth 2-13 Inniscarra 1-12

Inniscarra exited the County Premier Intermediate championship at Páirc Uí Rinn and will be disappointed that they did perform as well as in their previous round two thriller against Watergrasshill. The teams were level at half time and eight times in all before the North Cork side scored their first goal in the 38th minute to gain a vital edge. This score ignited the Kilworth challenge and they never looked back subsequently. Kilworth had lost their opening two games to Carrigaline and Mallow, two teams now gone from the competition, qualified for the fourth round by defeating Kilbrittain in round three and now find themselves in the quarter final as their form improves with four games behind them.

The teams were level at half-time, 0-6 apiece after a lack lustre half hour of hurling. Tomás O'Connor struck three points for Inniscarra with Colm Casey and David O'Keeffe also contributing. Inniscarra had lost Cork Intermediate All Ireland captain John O'Callaghan after only three minutes play with injury, a serious early reverse for the Muskerry men.

Kilworth opened up a two point gap on the resumption, but Inniscarra responded with good points from O'Keeffe and Dan O'Connell. Tomás O'Connor and Tobin exchanged points before McNamara got through for the vital first goal for Kilworth. The winners added a point and Kilworth were now in the driving seat. Another point opened up a five point gap but Inniscarra were back in contention when in the 50th minute Dan O'Connell found the Kilworth net. Tomás O'Connor pointed a free and with nine minutes remaining only a point separated the teams. Kilworth had a point in the 52nd minute and this was followed by a second goal in the 53rd minute. Again Inniscarra responded positively and Jerry Roche gave them hope with two points. Only a goal now separated the sides but Mannix got the insurance point for Kilworth from a 65 to settle their nerves.

Scorers for Inniscarra: T O'Connor 0-5 (0-4f), D O'Connell 1-1, C Casey, J Roche, D O'Keeffe 0-2 each.

Inniscarra: Jack O'Keeffe: David Barry, Kevin Burke, John O'Callaghan: Frank Olden, Stephen Olden, Tyrone O'Regan: Conor Buckley, Sean O'Donoghue: Tomás O'Connor, Jonathan Olden, Sean O'Callaghan: Colm Casey, Daniel O'Connell, David O'Keeffe. Subs: Kieran Rice(3), Jerry Roche (45), Timmy Murphy (52).

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 4:

Barryroe v EIRE ÓG

Fermoy 2-14 Fr. O'Neill's 2-14

Charleville v BALLINCOLLIG

AGHABULLOGUE 0-17 Ballygarvan 1-9


A: Kildorrery v GRENAGH

B: Barryroe/Eire Og v Fermoy/Fr. O'Neill's

C: Charleville/Ballincollig v AGHABULLOGUE

D: Aghada v Meelin


A v B C v D

Relegation Play Off: DRIPSEY v St Catherines

Aghabullogue 0 – 17 Ballygarvan 1 – 9

Beaten in the first round by Meelin, winners in their next game over neighbours Dripsey, Aghabullogue now find themselves in the county quarter final as a result of this deserved win over Ballygarvan at Páirc Uí Rinn. The strong wind was a major factor in this game and the Mid Cork side, only saved from relegation by jumping the final hurdle last season, made good use of it in the first half when it favoured them and they led by 0-13 to 1-4 at the break. The Ballygarvan goal had come in the 24th minute and the danger was that it could prove vital at the finish but Aghabullogue hurled with great dash in the second half as well and never allowed the South East side to get nearer than four points to them at any stage. Short Patrick Finnegan and Aidan BarryMurphy from the previous game through injury, Aghabullogue will be well satisfied at the way their season is now panning out after apprehensions earlier in the year. Mark O'Flynn was in tremendous form from frees, a vital factor in any game, and landed eight points from placed balls, one of which came from a '65'.

Aghabullogue got off to a flying start with five forwards contributing to their early 0-7 to 0-2 lead. Mark O'Flynn, John Corkery John Buckley, Greg Murphy and Donal Twomey were all on target, and as Aghabullogue continued to dominate they had stretched the lead to 0-10 to 0-3 before Ballygarvan struck for the only goal of the game in the 24th minute. Aghabullogue enjoyed a six point interval advantage, a good lead, but not one which could allow them to rest as the wind was very strong.

On the resumption, both sides went at it, hammer and thongs, but Aghabullogue were holding their own on the field and on the score board. After ten minutes the gap was down to four points, 0-14 to 1-7 after Ballygarvan sent over two points in a row but then Aghabupllogue answered with two points from Mark O'Flynn frees and re-opened the six point gap, 0-16 to 1-7 after 43 minutes. Again Ballygarvan cut the lead down to four points by the 53rd minute and they did have a goal disallowed in the 45th minute but Aghabullogue were not in the humour to lose this game and playing with fierce drive and determination they matched their opponent's every effort. Niall Buckley was outstanding at centre back with young David O'Connell beside him also marvellous. The final score of the game fell to Mark O'Flynn in the 57th minute to secure a much welcomed victory.

Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Pádraig Murphy, Eamonn Murphy, Donncha Murphy: Donal Twomey, Niall Buckley, David O'Connell: Sean O'Sullivan, Paul O'Rourke: John Buckley, Greg Murphy, Mark O'Flynn: John Corkery, Dan Twomey, Ian BarryMurphy. Subs: Brian Buckley (45), Kevin Finnegan (48), David O'Leary (58).

Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

Semi Final: Ballyclough 2-18 Shanballymore 3-14

Final: Dromtariffe v Ballyclough

County Senior Football Championship

Round 4 Draw:

A: Castlehaven v Carbery Rangers

B: Aghada 1-3 Clonakilty 0-10

C: Bishopstown 0-11 St. Finbarr's 0-9

D: Clyda Rovers 1-8 Newcestown 0-11 (Draw)

E: Nemo Rangers 4-11 Ilen Rovers 1-9

F: Douglas v O'Donovan Rossa

G: Carbery 1-11 BALLINCOLLIG 3-15

H: St. Nick's v MUSKERRY (5/09/14 at P.Uí Rinn)


A: Castlehaven/Carbery Rangers v Clonakilty

B: Bishopstown v Clyda Rovers/Newcestown

C: Nemo Rangers v Douglas/O'Donovan Rossa

D: BALLINCOLLIG v St. Nick's/Muskerry

Semi-Finals: A v B C v D

Relegation Play Off: Doheny's v St Vincent's

Ballincollig 3-15 Carbery 1-11

Ballincollig senior footballers are through to the quarter-final of the county championship following a terrific team performance at Cloughduv. Patrick Kelly scored 2-2 while John Miskella showed outstanding leadership when the need was greatest. Ballincollig started well and a superb Patrick Kelly goal helped to give a four point lead after eleven minutes. Ciaran O'Sullivan and Sean Kiely were gaining vital ball at midfield and other young players also made excellent contributions with Cian Kiely and Cian Dorgan landing excellent points. A great move led to Kelly's second goal in the 26th minute and Ballincollig led by 2-8 to 0-6 at the break. The West Cork divisional side came storming back early in the second half and scored 1-4 without reply and Ballincollig were under pressure leading by 2-8 to 1-10 (14-13) in the 41st minute, but veteran John Miskella showed great composure and landed an excellent point to settle the winners once again. Sean Kiely then kicked a smashing goal and Ciarán O'Sullivan kicked some really quality points from play to cap a fine individual performance. Ballincollig outscored Carbery by 1-7 to 0-1 in the last 20 minutes!

Ballincollig: David Lordan; Noel Galvin, Liam Jennings, Colin Moore; JP Murphy, Stephen O'Donoughue, Cian Kiely; Sean Kiely, Ciarán O'Sullivan; Niall Allen, Paddy Kelly, George Durrant; Johnny Kelly, Cian Dorgan, Johnny Miskella. Subs: Luke Prendergast, Ian Coughlan, David Tobin.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Round 4

A: BALLINORA 3-11 NAOMH ABÁN 1-17 (draw)

Replay: Naomh Abán 0-10 Ballinora 0-9

B: St. Michael's 1-7 Bantry Blues 2-7

C: Castletownbere 0-13 Na Piarsaigh 1-13

D: Mallow 2-14 Newmarket 1-5

E: Carrigaline 2-11 MACROOM 0-7

F: BÉAL ÁTHA'n GhAOR. 1-14 Nemo Rangers 0-18


H: Valley Rovers – Bye


A: Naomh Abán v Bantry Blues

B: Na Piarsaigh v Mallow

C: Carrigaline v Nemo Rangers

D: Valley Rovers. 1-13 Grenagh 0-10


A v B; C v Valley Rovers

Relegation Play Off: Glenville v Kiskeam

Naomh Ábán 0-10 Ballinora 0-9

Naomh Abán are through to the quarter final stage of the Premier Intermediate championship after this narrow victory over Ballinora in their thrilling fourth round replay at Cloughduv. Naomh Abán led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the end of the opening quarter, it was 0-6 to 0-3 at the break and Naomh Aban increased their lead to 0-7 to 0-3 early in the second half. Ballinora then fought back in magnificent fashion and scoring five points on the trot actually took the lead, 0-8 to 0-7. Once again when the need was greatest, Miceál Ó Cróinín came to the rescue of the Baile Mhuirne men and after equalising from a free, he then put his side back in front with two fine points from play with three minutes normal time remaining. Ian Wycherley then pointed for Ballinora to set the scene for a tremendous last five minutes of action with Ballinora pounding the Naomh Abán defence as they sought the equaliser. The Gaeltacht men held out however and will have benefited enormously from their two contests with Ballinora as they advance to meet Bantry Blues in the quarter final.

The first quarter was evenly contested and was notable for two excellent Miceál Ó Cróinín points for Naomh Aban, the others coming from Miceál Ó Liatháin and Seamus Ó Laoire. In the second quarter Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh and Maidhc Ó Duinnín added further points for N Abán while Ian Whycherley had a point in reply for Ballinora, his third point of the half.

Miceál Ó Cróinín added a point for Naomh Abán on the restart to increase the lead to five points but Ballinora were not giving up that easily. Ben Ahern and Michael Murphy each kicked over two points, one each from play, and Aodhán O'Connor sent Ballinora hopes soaring when he kicked a point to put his side in front. Back came N Abán and Ó Cróinín equalised from a free and then kicked over two points from play to give his side the advantage as time was running out. A point for Ballinora from Ian Wycherley really threw the cat among the pigeons for the final minutes and it took disciplined and heroic defending by Naomh Abán to deny the gallant losers. Former Cork defender Anthony Ó Loinsuigh, a 36th minute substitute, did much to steady the ship for the winners in this pressure period.

Naomh Abán: Micheál Ó Donnchú: Criostóir Ó Deasúna, Seamus Ó Mathúna, Tomás Ó hAilíosa: Diarmuid Ó Scanaill, Seamus Ó Riada, Liam MacSuibhne: Michéal Ó Laoire, Tadg Ó Scannaill: Seamus Ó Laoire, Miceál Ó Liatháin, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Míceál Ó Cróinín, Diarmuid Ó Liatháin. Fir Ionaid: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Antóin Ó Loinsuigh, Seán A MacCarthaigh, Daire Ó Suilleabháin.

Ballinora: Cathal O'Connor: David O'Neill, Mike Lordan, Tim Crotty: Conor Murphy, Ben Ahern, Tomás McGrath; Michael Hodge, Aodhán O'Connor: Ian Wycherley, Gary O'Halloran, Alan O'Neill: Pat Fitton, Conor Brosnan, Michael Murphy. Subs: John O'Regan, Darragh Holmes.

Carrigaline 2 – 11 Macroom 0 – 7

The margin of victory may have flattered the winners but there was no doubting the merit of their win over a very disappointing Macroom at Bandon. Macroom had not played championship football since their win over Béal Átha in early May (neither had Carrigaline) and there was no reconciling the difference in the two Macroom performances. In the earlier round, Macroom were very short of their first fifteen but were full of fight and spirit; in this game they were lifeless and lethargic and played very poor football indeed with a nominally stronger panel available. That said, they were still in the game at the three quarter stage when the score was 1-7 to 0-7 and Macroom had reduced a six point deficit to more manageable proportions and continued then to have Carrigaline under the cosh. Alas for their chances of advancing, a number of good opportunities of scores was wasted at this stage and like the Cork hurlers in the Tipperary match, in championship, teams must take their chances when they come or they will be punished. Thus it was with Macroom, as Carrigaline did not suffer sufficiently for their period on the defensive and when they eventually broke to sent over a point five minutes from time and followed with a goal it was clearly a case of 'game over' for Macroom.

Carrigaline were leading by 1-2 to nil after only five minutes play and Macroom did not score until Fintan Goold pointed a free in the 10th minute. The Macroom forwards were getting good ball at this stage but were ineffiective close to goal and it was obvious that the team generally was not on song. Prolonged Macroom pressure yielded nothing while Carrigaline broke upfield and added a point to their tally. Two points for Fintan Goold from frees (one awarded for a very nasty trip on the Cork player) then had the gap down to a goal by the 23rd minute, Carrig had a point from a free (needlessly conceded) and Patrick Lucey pointed a free from 45metres on the stroke of half time to leave the score at 1-4 to 0-4 at the break.

Macroom needed to come out with all guns blazing on the restart, instead it was the South East side which dominated and they added three vital points to increase their advantage to six points after only four minutes play. Sean Kiely had a Macroom point in the 37th minute, Patrick Lucey another a minute later and Conor O'Sullivan another on the 45th minute to leave the score at 1-7 to 0-7 and Macroom were on top now with Carrigaline employing blanket defence to hinder scoring efforts. Macroom had two good opportunities of scores which were not availed of and inevitably Carrigaline got a chance and they took a point five minutes from time (21 minutes since their previous score) to open up the four point gap. A second Carrigaline goal followed and this was followed by three more points but the outcome had been decided at this stage.

Macroom: James O'Connell: Michael Cahill, Rory Buckley, Martin O'Donnell: Sean Kiely, Ciarán Murphy, David Cotter: Frank O'Leary, Philip Corrigan: David Horgan, Fintan Goold, Tony Dineen: Conor O'Sullivan, Ivan Casey, Patrick Lucey. Subs: Gerard Angland, Stephen Casey, Michael Cronin.

Valley Rovers 1-13 Grenagh 0-10

Last year's county intermediate champions Grenagh are out of the Premier championship after this defeat by Valleys at Pairc Uí Rinn. Valleys led by 1-6 to nil after the opening quarter, it was 1-8 to 0-4 at the break and even though Grenagh started the second half well with three DD Dorgan points to cut the gap to four points it got no better than that and Valleys were in control to the finish.

Grenagh: Martin Barry: Mick Lehane, Raymond Dorgan, Dan O'Connor: Kevin O'Neill, Paul McCarthy, A Duggan: Gerry Russell, Tom Kenny: Shane Dorgan, Conor Fitzgerald, Diarmuid DD Dorgan: Tadgh Walsh, Liam Walsh, Ultan Duggan. Subs: Niall Doherty, Damien Buckley and L Donovan.

Intermediate Football Championship

Round 4

A: AGHABULLOGUE 2-10 Mitchelstown 2-15

B: Adrigole 1-4 Éire Óg 0-18

C: Kanturk v Fermoy

D: Mayfield v Ballydesmond

E: CILL na MARTRA 1-12 Youghal 0-11

F: Kildorrery 0-8 Glanmire 1-11

G: Rockchapel Bye

H: Kinsale Bye


A. Mitchelstown v ÉIRE ÓG

B. Kanturk/Fermoy v Mayfield/Ballydesmond

C. CILL na MARTRA v Glanmire

D. Rockchapel 1-10 Kinsale 1-8

Semi-Finals: A v B, C v Rockchapel

Relegation Play Off: Cloyne v Glanworth

Eire Óg 0-18 Adrigole 1-4

Eire Óg are through to the last eight of the Intermediate Football championship after this win over Adrigole at Aughaville. Daniel Goulding and John Dineen were the scoring heroes for the winners, Goulding finishing with 0-9 to his credit (0-7 from frees), Dineen with 0-7 (0-3 from frees), 0-16 in total between the two talented forwards. It was the second year in a row that the Ovens men fired Adrigole out of the championship and it was a comprehensive victory.

Adrigole registered the first point but Eire Óg then rattled over the points to lead by 0-6 to 0-1 after the opening quarter,. A second Adrigole point was followed by six more points for the winners and so it was 0-12 to 0-2 at the break. On the restart, Goulding and Dineen addded a point apiece but Adrigole threatened a revival when Brendan Ger O'Sullivan found the Eire Óg net. A point followed to narrow the deficit to eight points at the three quarter stage but Eire Óg were not going to throw away this game and quickly got back on top to sail home with four further points on the trot. A comprehensive, impressive win but sterner test lie ahead for Eire Óg.

Eire Óg: Chris Kelly: Cian O'Mahony, Shane McCarthy, David Sheehan: John Mullins, Alan O'Mahony, Michael O'Shea: Fionn O'Rourke, Liam Murphy: Tim O'Leary, Liam Sheehan, Daniel O'Connor: Aidan O'Connor, Daniel Goulding, John Dineen. Subs: Ronan O'Toole, Denis Murphy.

Cork Hurlers

Cork Senior Hurlers, Munster champions, played Tipperary (beaten in the Munster first round by Limerick) in the All Ireland semi-final at Croke Park and gave a most disappointing performance, losing on a 2-18 to 1-11 scoreline. It was a dreadful day for Cork who never got going and were frankly out hurled and almost humiliated – an unusual scenario for a Cork hurling team in championship at Croke Park. It was a sad ending to a season in which Cork gained promotion from Division Two of the Allianz National Hurling league and won the Munster Championship for the first time in eight years. The position of allowing players to play hurling and football at this level has not been a success and must be addressed. Other structural problems raised by those who know the game also deserve consideration without a bitter war of words. Cork hurlers have given good value this season and the players will be more disappointed than anyone at this performance. They deserve thanks from the supporters as do the Manager Jimmy BarryMurphy and his selectors. There is always next season for those who believe!

All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Final

Cork 2-18 Wexford 2-12

A terrible start proved no impediment to Cork as they proved much too strong for Wexford and moved to the top of the All-Ireland intermediate hurling championship roll of honour with their eighth title. Wexford had a goal after 10 seconds but Cork settled well despite playing into a strong wind. Peter O'Brien slotted five points from frees to keep them in touch, leaving them trailing by just one at the break 1-7 to 0-9. That never looked a sufficient advantage given the strength of the elements and Cork had four points in as many minutes to move ahead on the restart.
Michael O'Sullivan struck for a goal in the 38th minute to put six between the sides and though Wexford responded with an excellent score, David Drake blasted Cork's second goal after good work by Anthony Spillane to put the issue beyond doubt. Wexford did have a goal seven minutes from time to reduce the margin to four but Cork responded with points from Colm Casey, Drake and Barry Lawton to confirm their superiority.
Scorers for Cork: Peter O'Brien 0-8(5fs), Colm Casey 0-4, Michael O'Sullivan & David Drake 1-1 each, Barry Lawton 0-2, John Cronin & Anthony Spillane 0-1 each
Cork: Richie Cunningham (Youghal): JOHN O'CALLAGHAN (Inniscarra), Alan Dennehy (Charleville), Brian O'Sullivan (Fermoy): Colm Barry (Castlelyons), Tadhg Healy (Buttevant), Michael Walsh (Kildorrery): Nicky Kelly (Mayfield), John Cronin (Lisgoold): Colm Spillane (Castlelyons), Peter O'Brien (Kildorrery), Michael O'Sullivan (Tracton): COLM CASEY (Inniscarra), David Drake (Carrigaline), Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons). Subs: Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr), Mark Sugrue (Bandon), Ronan Crowley (Bandon).

The Cork team was captained by corner back John O'Callaghan of Inniscarra, and also included Colm Casey of Inniscarra in attack. Jerry Linehan of Inniscarra was a selector with the team. Congratulations to all three!

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Michael O'Riordan presenting the Auld Triangle/ Muskerry G.A.A. Sports Award for July to Mícheál Ó Cróinín, Baile Mhúirne. Included are his family members, father, Seán, wife, Nollaig, Eibhlís, Dónal, Irene and Aoibhinn ©Mike English

Mid Cork GAA

Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior 'A' Hurling Championship

Semi Finals:

Cloughduv 3 – 10 Ballincollig 0 - 15

Kilmichael 2 – 15 Ballinora 1 – 12

Cloughduv 3 – 10 Ballincollig 0 - 15

Cloughduv are through to the Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC Final after defeating Ballincollig at Blarney. Three goals in a four minute period in the opening quarter helped Cloughduv to lead by 3-4 to 0-8 at the break. Ballincollig battled back bravely but they never looked like scoring a badly needed goal while Cloughduv's Darragh Ring was in shooting form and had some great scores to keep his side in control.

Both sides looked evenly matched in the opening exchanges and Ballincollig's JP Murphy landed a superb long range point to level the scoring, 0-2 apiece after 10 minutes. Moments later, Liam Kelleher found Darragh Ring in open space and Ring shook the Ballincollig net with a fierce shot. Within a minute, Donal Corkery crashed home a second goal after an excellent move by the Cloughduv attack. Ballincollig's Aidan O'Donovan pointed a free before Joe Ryan fired home a third goal after some sloppy defending. Ballincollig finished the opening half strongly with points from John O'Brien, Matt O'Leary, Colin Harris and Cian Dorgan (65) which left them trailing by five points, at the break, 3-4 to 0-8.

On restart Ballincollig had points from Aidan O'Donovan and Cian Dorgan which got them right back in the game. Cloughduv replied well with excellent scores from Ring (free) and Dave McCarthy and this was the pattern all through the half. Whenever Ballincollig threatened, Cloughduv responded strongly with Darragh Ring to the fore.

Scorers: Cloughduv: D Ring 1-4 (0-2f), D Corkery 1-1, J Ryan 1-0, D McCarthy 0-3, B Ahern 0-2 (frees). Ballincollig: A O'Donovan 0-6 (0-5f), C Dorgan 0-4 (0-2f, 0-2 '65's), JP Murphy, D McDonnell, J O'Brien, C Harris, M O'Leary 0-1 each.

Cloughduv: Jonathan Buckley; William Ahern, Aidan Ahern, Paul O'Sullivan; Andrew Cronin, Donal Cronin, Aidan Murphy; Ger Ahern, Liam Kelleher; Darragh Ring, Brian Ahern, James McCarthy; Dave McCarthy, Joseph Ryan, Donal Corkery. Subs: D O'Leary(25), Charles Kenneally( 40), Michael Deasy(45), Liam Long( 50) and Sean Curzon (50).

Ballincollig: N Connaughton; S Murphy, K O'Sullivan, C Collins; S O'Sullivan, C Harris, B O'Halloran; JP Murphy , D McDonnell; K Kelleher, C O'Connor S Coughlan, C Dorgan, J O'Brien, A Donovan. Subs: M O'Leary,(25), B McElligott(h/t), J Murray (45), T Collins (50).

Referee: Mr. Diarmuid Kirwan (Éire Óg).

Kilmichael 2 – 15 Ballinora 1 - 12

Kilmichael are through to the Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling Final for the very first time after defeating Ballinora in Cloughduv. This result was a major surprise and is a significant triumph for hurling in the Kilmichael club and a hard earned reward for those who pioneered the game from grass roots up. Kilmichael's Peter Kelleher, a former Cork minor hurler, scored 1-7 and gave an outstanding performance while their goalkeeper Stephan O'Leary made some terrific saves at vital times.

Ballinora were the strong fancies to progress and they opened the scoring with a Patrick Fitton point but Peter Kelleher replied and the sides looked evenly matched in the early exchanges. It was 0-4 to 0-3 when Kilmichael's James O'Leary lengthy clearance from defence was caught by Peter Kelleher who then drove a powerful shot to the corner of the net after 15 minutes. Within a minute, Kelleher landed a point from play and then Conor Cotter's long range free went all the way to the Ballinora net. Three points from frees from Patrick Fitton kept Ballinora in touch, 2-5 to 0-7, at the break.

On resumption, Kilmichael had an early point from Brendan Cotter before Peter Kelleher fired over two more points from play. Ballinora looked to be in trouble but a fine goal from Darragh Corkery gave them hope. Kilmichael responded with a smashing point from midfielder Conor Cotter but Ballinora stayed in contention with points from Mick Murphy, Darragh Holmes and Kevin Murphy which left only a goal in it at the three quarter stage, 2-10 to 1-10 now – and the game was up for grabs.

Stephan O'Leary made a brilliant save from Michael Murphy to deny Ballinora and then Peter Kelleher landed a point for Kilmichael to break the Ballinora momentum. Patrick Fitton reduced the gap to two points but Kilmichael's Darragh Foley coolly slotted over a free. With James O'Leary outstanding at full back the Kilmichael defence withstood the pressure and the winners finished strongly with points from Peter Kelleher, Trevor Tobin and Darragh Foley.

Scorers: Kilmichael: P Kelleher 1-7, C Cotter 1-2 (1-0 f), D Foley 0-3 ( 0-1f, 0-1 '65), B Cotter, K O'Leary, T Tobin 0-1 each. Ballinora: P Fitton 0-6 (0-5f), D Corkery 1-0, C Brosnan, M Murphy 0-2 each , K Murphy, D Holmes.

Kilmichael: Stephen O'Leary; John O'Riordan, James O'Leary, Dermot O'Riordan; Donal O'Brien, Finbarr Buckley, Luke Hennigan; Simon Foley, Conor Cotter; Colm Dromey, Peter Kelleher, Miceál Masters; Darragh Foley, Kieran O'Leary, Brendan Cotter. Sub: Trevor Tobin.

Ballinora: Barry Crowley; Brendan Hourihan, Michael Lordan, David O'Neill: James Lordan, Alan O'Shea Paul Kennedy; Alan O'Neill, Tomás McGrath; Darragh Corkery, Conor Brosnan, Michael Murphy; Kevin Murphy, Pat Fitton, Conor Murphy. Subs: Tom Healy (h/t), Darragh Holmes ( h/t), Gary O'Halloran.

Referee: Mr Peter Downey (Inniscarra).

Faro Intelligent Heating U 21 Hurling Championship

Quarter Finals:

Cloughduv 4-11 Inniscarra 1-16

Éire Óg 1-13 Ballincollig 0-11:

Semi Finals:

Cloughduv v Aghabullogue.

Eire Óg v Blarney.

Cloughduv 4-11 Inniscarra 1-16

Cloughduv had a chock in store for Inniscarra in this Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A hurling championship game at Coachford. Inniscarra led by 1-9 to 0-4 at the break but Cloughduv fired home two goals in the closing five minutes, one each from Joseph Ryan and Kevin BarryMurphy to gain an unexpected victory.

Inniscarra dominated the opening exchanges in slippery conditions and Tomás O'Connor pointed two frees, George O'Mahony shot home a goal a point from Jerry Roche gave Inniscarra a1-3 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. Cloughduv were struggling but Kevin Barry-Murphy did point two frees. Inniscarra's Tomás Ó Connor was also accurate from frees, Cork minor Sean O'Donoghue pointed from a distance and Inniscarra led by eight points at the break.

Cloughduv had two points early in the second half and then Joe Ryan blasted a 21metre free to the net to narrow the gap to three points, 1-10 to 1-7 at the three quarter stage. Inniscarra replied with a couple of excellent points from Sean O'Donoghue and David O'Keeffe. A long range free from Kevin BarryMurphy went all the way to the Inniscarra net, one point between the teams now. Inniscarra's Tomás Ó Connor landed two points but Cloughduv responded with a terrific goal from the outstanding Joseph Ryan after excellent work from William Ahern. David O'Keeffe pointed twice for Inniscarra but Cloughduv showed terrific grit and Kevin Barry-Murphy flicked the ball to the net with the final play of the game.

Scorers: Cloughduv: J Ryan 2-5 (1-4f), K Barry-Murphy 2-2 (1-2f), S Curzon, J Deasy 0-2 each. Inniscarra: T Ó'Connor 0-8 (0-6f), G O'Mahony 1-0, D O'Keeffe 0-3, S O'Donoghue, P Farmer 0-2 each, J Roche 0-1.

Cloughduv: R Nyhan; J Moynihan, P Kelleher, C Canty; A Murphy, D Cronin, W Ahern; L Kelleher, S Twomey; N Cronin, P Berhanu, K Barry-Murphy; T O'Riordan, S Curzon, J Ryan. Subs: J Deasy for P Berhanu (h/t), C Kenneally for N Cronin.

Inniscarra: S Horgan; K O'Herlihy, B Gould, J O'Dwyer; A McCarthy, D Barry, P Farmer; J Hayes, S O'Donoghue; L Collins, J Roche, T Ó Connor; C Griffin, G O'Mahony, D O'Keeffe. Subs: D Kelleher for J Hayes (40m), D Browne for C Griffin (45).

Referee: Mr. Ted Hayes (Éire Óg).

Éire Óg 1 - 13 Ballincollig 0 - 11

Éire Óg outclassed Ballincollig in this Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A hurling championship game played in Cloughduv. The Ovens outfit were far slicker throughout with Cathal Murphy dominating midfield and Keith O'Riordan's second half goal proved crucial.

Ballincollig started brightly with points from Luke Prendergast and Aidan O'Donovan. Éire Óg responded with points from Ciarán Hutchinson and Cathal Murphy. The teams were level, 0-4 apiece after 16 minutes but Eire Óg led by 0-9 to 0-6 at the break.

Both sides pointed before Keith O'Riordan had a great goal for Éire Óg goal early in the second half. Ballincollig had points from Cian Dorgan and Stephan Coughlan but Cathal Murphy landed two points from frees to increase his side's advantage, 1-12 to 0-9 after 47 minutes. Ballincollig desperately for a goal bur Eire Óg defended magnificently with John Mullins was outstanding at fullback.

Scorers: Éire Óg: C Murphy 0-8 ( 0-7f, 0-1 '65), K O'Riordan 1-1, C Hutchinson 0-2, E O'Shea, D O'Shea. Ballincollig: A O'Donovan, J Murray, S Bunyan 0-2 each, C Moore, S Coughlan, M O'Leary, C Dorgan, L Prendergast 0-1 each.

Éire Óg: D Desmond; A McCarthy, J Mullins, S Desmond; D Murphy, G McSweeney, R McCarthy; D O'Connor, C Murphy; D O'Shea, C Hutchinson, D McCarthy; K O'Riordan, R O'Toole, E O'Shea.

Ballincollig: R Cambridge; C O'Donovan, K O'Sullivan, M O'Leary; D McDonnell, B O'Halloran, S Murphy; C Dorgan, C Moore; A O'Donovan L Prendergast, S Coughlan; J Murray, R Noonan, S Bunyan. Subs: A O'Donovan for R Noonan( 38), D Byrne for D McDonnell (48), S O'Sullivan for L Prendergast (48).

Referee: Mr. John Horgan (Gleann Na Laoi).

U 21 B Championship

Laochra Óg, Ballinora and Donoughmore are in this round robin competition with a final to decide the championship winners.

Ballinora 3-20 Laochra Óg 0-8 – This was Ballinora's second win in the group stage and they now are through to the final. Their opponents will be the winners of the Donoughmore v Laochra game.

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

Quarter Finals:

1 Donoughmore 0-5 Kilmurry 3-9

2 Dripsey 2-12 Iveleary 3-7

Semi Finals:

Donoughmore/Kilmurry v Dripsey/Iveleary

Aghinagh 1 – 10 Canovee 0 - 9

Aghinagh are through to the final of the Ross Oil JAFC after a terrific victory over neighbours Canovee in Macroom. This will be Aghinagh's third final appearance and they have yet to win the competition. Long serving Donal Corkery was outstanding in attack during the second half for Aghinagh and at the other end goalkeeper Paul O'Sullivan brought off a crucial save to deny Sean O'Connor with five minutes remaining.

Canovee's Darragh Ring opened the scoring from a free in the 8th minute. Aghinagh's Mikey O'Brien from long range and Declan Ambrose blasted over to level at 0-2 each after 10 minutes. Canovee went clear with points from James Moynihan and Sean O'Connor but then Aghinagh had a goal when William Coakley's fisted pass was bundled over the line in a goalmouth scramble.

Canovee responded well with excellent points from Michael Deasy and Darragh Ring but Aghinagh were clearly up for this contest and first William Ambrose and then Declan Ambrose had points to bring their side level at the break, 1-4 to 0-7.

On the restart, Aghinagh went in front following an outstanding long range point from Micheál Corkery. Canovee replied with points from Sean O'Connor and Darragh Ring. Aghinagh's midfield duo of Mikey O'Brien and William Ambrose both landed inspirational scores to nudge them in front, 1-7 to 0-9 by the end of the third quarter.

Canovee suffered a serious loss when full back James Scanlan was forced off injured and three Aghinagh points from Donal Corkery in a five minute period proved decisive. Sean O'Connor was denied a goal by a brilliant save from Aghinagh goalkeeper Paul O'Sullivan and Aghinagh finished out the game strongly and were deserving winners.

Scorers: Aghinagh: W. Coakley 1-0, D Corkery 0-3, D Ambrose and M O'Brien 0-2 each , S Kelleher, W Ambrose and M Corkery 0-1 each. Canovee: D Ring 0-3 (frees), M Deasy, J Moynihan, S O'Connor 0-2 each.

Aghinagh: Paul O'Sullivan; Paudie O'Sullivan, Alan Hourihan, Jeremiah Kelleher; Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Miceál Corkery; Mikey O'Brien, William Ambrose; Sean Kelleher, Seamus O'Leary, Sean Horgan; William Coakley, Donal Corkery, Declan Ambrose. Subs: Kieran Lehane and Trevor Burns.

Canovee: Darren Shine; Gearoid Lucey, James Scanlan, William Ahern; John O'Brien, Andrew Cronin, Brian Ahern; Eamonn Lyons, Sean O'Connor; Aidan Murphy, Michael Deasy, Ger Ahern; Denis O'Sullivan, Darragh Ring, James Moynihan. Subs: Conor Hughes, Paul O'Sullivan, Brian Walsh.

Referee: Mr. John Ryan (Macroom).

Kilmurry 3 – 9 Donoughmore 0 – 5

Kilmurry had an easier than expected win over Donoughmore in the quarter final at Carraigadrohid. With goals from a Jonathan Buckley penalty and one from play from Dave O'Leary they led by 2-6 to 0-3 at the break and even though Donoughmore fought hard in the second half and brought the deficit back to 2-7 to 0-4 a penalty save by Jason McDonald was a major set back and Kilmurry went on to resume control. Greg Barrett added further lustre to the Kilmurry scoreline with a third goal for the winners. The Kilmurry scorers were J Buckley 1-4, D O'Leary and G Barrett 1-0 each, P Berhanu 0-3, P O'Sullivan 0-2 and the Kilmurry line out was: Jason McDonald: Liam Long, Kevin Barrett, Michael Kelleher: William Barrett, Eoin Barrett, Adam Healy: Pat O'Sullivan, Dave O'Leary: Greg Barrett, Finbarr Crowley, Dave McCarthy; Joseph Ryan, Jonathan Buckley, Pádraig Berhanu.

Dripsey 2 – 12 Iveleary 3 – 7

What would you do? The game is in the 59th minute, your team is losing by a point and are awarded a penalty. Take the point, draw level and earn a replay or go for bust and try for a goal and victory? This was the dilemma which faced Dripsey's Gary Murphy at Carrigadrohid in the quarter final of the Mid Cork Junior Football championship and Gary took the advice of team mate Mark O'Sullivan who told him 'go for it'. Gary slammed an unstoppable shot past Jamie Cronin in the Iveleary goal and even though there were three minutes of injury time played subsequently, Iveleary could not breakdown the Dripsey defence as the winners played possession football supremely well to totally frustrate Iveleary efforts to save the day. It was tough luck on Iveleary but they did concede two goals to Dripsey from penalty shots and that in the final analysis was the cause of their downfall.

Dripsey started well and with Gary Murphy in shooting form led by 0-6 to 0-3 after 20 minutes. Gary Murphy had five of these points and Dave O'Sullivan contributed the other. A strong run by Sean O'Leary at this stage led to a goal from Liam Kearney to bring the teams were level and Iveleary then went in front by a point. Late in the half Dripsey were awarded a penalty when Dave O'Sullivan was pulled down when about to shoot for goal and Gary Murphy stepped up to take the spot kick. Gary's shot was well placed but Jamie Cronin made a great effort to save, the ball going in off his hand as he dived. Dripsey led by 1-8 to 1-6 at the break as a consequence and increased their lead to 1-10 to 1-7 early in the second half. Iveleary now struck for the best goal of the game, a great run by Brian Cronin ending with a rasping shot from over 20 metres that hit the roof of the Dripsey net. Worse was to follow for Dripsey as Iveleary hit them hard again when Cathal Vaughan fielded a ball in the goalmouth, turned and hit the net from close range – Iveleary now ahead on a 3-7 to 1-10 scoreline with ten minutes of normal time to play. The Dripsey response was strong and two points brought them within a single point of Iveleary as full time drew near. Then followed the penalty drama and the winning goal from Gary Murphy, a reward for his courage and self belief.

Dripsey scorers: Gary Murphy 2-6 (2-0 pens., 0-3 frees), Conor Hayes 0-2, J Carey, D O'Sullivan, A Buckley and M O'Sullivan 0-1 each.

Dripsey: Ray Moynihan: Daniel Buckley, Robert Daly, Sean Murphy: Pat O'Riordan, John Carey, Aidan Murray: Conor Hayes, Stephen Murray: Diarmuid O'Riordan, Gary Murphy, Thomas Ahearne: Dave Buckley, David O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan. Sub: Aidan Buckley.

Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Ger O'Riordan, Daniel O'Riordan, Donal Cotter: Barry Murphy, Kevin Manning, Sean O'Leary: Shane Galvin, Sean Lehane: Finbarr McSweeney, Cathal Vaughan, David Hourihan: Barry O'Leary, Brian Cronin, Liam Kearney. Subs: Cal McCarthy and Edward Buckley.

Referee: Mr. Dave Murnane, Macroom.


MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

Quarter Finals

Gleann na Laoi Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh

Donoughmore 0-8 Naomh Abán 2-13

Aghabullogue Ballincollig

Iveleary Kilmurry

Rebel Óg East – Minor A Football Championship Quarter Finals

Macroom 1-11 Kilmurry 2-6

Macroom had a hard earned but deserved win over Kilmurry in the Rebel Óg East A football championship quarter final. Macroom led by 1-6 to 2-2 at half time and had started well. They led by 0-4 to 0-1 after the opening quarter but James Berhanu had a goal to equalise and Joe Ryan then slotted home a penalty to give his side the lead. A great goal from Chris Foskett rescued Macroom and helped them to a half time lead of one point. Don Creedon, Foskett and Cathal O'Riordan had the Macroom points, Joe Ryan, a constant threat to Macroom, had both Kilmurry points. In the second half Macroom managed to keep in front with their defence rearranged but were glad to hear the final whistle.

Macroom: Declan Kiely: Brian McMahon, Olan O'Mahony, Jack Cronin: Cathal O'Riordan, Kevin O'Dwyer, Paul O'Farrell; Eoin Walsh, Alan Quinn: Tommy Condon, Don Creedon, Robert Healy: Brendan O'Sullivan, Chris Foskett, Craig Ronan. Subs: Caleb Dinneen and Ethan O'Gorman.

Kilmurry: Colin Casey: Michael John Grainger, Pádraig Hinchion, Colm Hannon: Liam Wall, Fionn Warren, Seán O'Sullivan: James Berhanu, Jack O'Sullivan: Marco Healy, James Dullea, Sean Curzon: Eoin Clifford, Joseph Ryan, Seán Warren. Subs: John Mullane and Brian Hinchion.

Cill na Martra 0-10 Eire Óg 0-7

Cill na Martra had a very hard earned win over the Ovens boys and will now meet Macrom in the semi final. Cill na Martra led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break and kept in front to the end with outstanding performances from Miceál Ó Deasúna, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Padraig Ó Críodáin and Gearóid Ó Goilí. Cill na Martra: Ky Salib: Eoin Ó Ceilleachair, Gearóid Ó Goilí, Donagh Ó Riordáin: Eoghan Ó Loinsuigh, Anthony Ó Cuana, Pádraig Ó Criodáin: Miceál Ó Deasúna (0-2), Tadg Ó Corcora (0-2): James Aynsley, Damian Ó hUrdail (0-1), Sean Ó Croinín (0-1): Ciaráin Ó Duinnín (0-1), Daniel Ó Duinnín (0-3), Doncadha Ó Loinsuigh. Sub: Evan Ó Cathasaigh.

Camogie News

Galway and Cork have joined Wexford and Kilkenny in the semi-finals of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship. There was never much between champions Galway and Clare when a near apocalyptic rainstorm forced referee Mike O'Kelly to halt proceedings for a period in the second half. When play resumed, Galway prevailed, with a final score 2-10 to 0-14. Cork advanced from the other quarter-final but Offaly made them work for their 2-21 to 1-15 win.

Laochra Óg

U14's Hurling team played Tracton. Laochra Óg went into the game under strength. Defenders worked hard throughout the game. Great effort by all the team. Tracton were the winners on the day. Thank you to all who travelled and supported the team. Thank you to team sponsors, Macroom Opticians.
Junior "B" Hurling Championship, Laochra Óg v Ballinora will take place on Monday 25th August in Cloughduv at 7 p.m. Check local notices and Facebook page for any changes.
Family Fun Fundraiser Quiz for Laochra Óg Hurling Club will take place in The Bell Inn in Clondrohid on Sunday 24th August between 4p.m and 7p.m. BBQ, Music, Spotprizes and Raffle on the day. Fun for all the family.
Congratulations and best of luck for the future to all who received Leaving Cert results during the week from everyone at Laochra Óg Hurling Club.

Campa Samhraidh Club Cispeile Lee Valley

Le deanaí bhí Campa Samhraidh eagraithe ag an gClub Cispheile i Maigh Chromtha. . Bhí meascán de Spórt, Dramaíocht, Ceol agus Ealaín agus Ceardaíocht ar fáil. I rith na seachtaine dhíríomar isteach ar na scileanna cispheile agus na scileanna peile a núsáidtear sa chluiche. D'fhoghlaim na páistí faoi na rialacha, an cluiche í féin agus cuid den téarmaíocht a bhaineann leis an cluiche as Ghaeilge. Chomh maith leis an sport, rinne na páistí píosaí álainn ealaíne. Bhí péinteáil, cré agus papier maché faoi lámh acu. Ar an Aoine bhí cúpla píosa álainn ealaine acu, le cruth cré agus balún aer te san áireamh. Bhain na paistí fíor taitneamh as na ranganna ealaíne.
Bhí cuairteoir speisíalta linn ar an Déardaoin. Tháinig Mark Scanell go dtí an Campa chun seisiún cispheile a dhéanamh leis an ngrúpa. Thug an seisiún seo pictiúr iontach dóibh faoi cad a bheadh i gceist le treanáil lán-aimseartha leis an gclub. Ag deireadh an seisiun le Mark, bhí gach páiste ag caint faoi siniú suas mar ball den gclub i Mí Lúnasa. Chun críoch a chur leis an tseachtain bhí seisiún beag againn ar an Aoine. Bhain na páistí sult as an amhránaíocht. Chanadar cúpla amhráin álainne, le Puc ar Buile agus Amhrán na gCupán san áireamh. Bhí Dómhnall O Loinsigh, Cathaoirleach Conradh na Gaeilge, Maighchromtha, i láthair agus thug sé cuireadh d'éinne a bhfuil suim acu sa Ghaoluinn teangbháil leis ar 087/9931080.
Tá Club Cispheile an bhuíoch do Chonradh na Ghaeilge as an tacaíocht a thug siad dúinn. Bhí an spórt agus craic againn ar feadh na seachtaine agus táímid go léir ag súil leis an campa a rith arís an bhlian seo chugainn. Enquiries re Basketball Club to 085/7516908 after 6p.m

Macroom Soccer

Academy Registration Night for players (boys and girls from Under 7 to Under 10) will take place on Friday Aug 22nd, @ Murrayfield from 7.30pm to 9pm. Membership fees are €25 per child and €10 for further children from the same family.Pic 03

Members of Macroom FC committee with the Cup and Shield winners of the 7 a side tournament © David Shine

Macroom Golf Club

Gents' Club
Fixtures: Tues – Seniors Scramble. Thurs – Open Singles. Thurs 21 & Fri 22 – Open Singles

Sat 23 & Sun 24 – Open Singles.

Results: 05/08/2014 Seniors Scramble 1st Frank Lee 13 Ml Flemming 20 Frank Holland 25 46pts.
7th/8th Aug 2014 Open Singles Thursday+Friday 1st William Murray 8 Macroom 41 pts. 2nd Olan Haskett 14 Macroom 41 pts. 3rd Cathal Kelly 22 Bantry 40 pts.
8th/9th Aug 14 Open Fourball 1st Stephen P Wills 11 44pts Orrain Mcgarry 12. 2nd Tony Busher 11 43pts Pat Gould 18 . 3rd Olan Haskett 12 43pts. Alan Townend 17.
Open Singles- Aug. 14, 15. 1st Dan O'Connor 17 40pts. 2nd Olan Deasy 13 40pts.
President's Prize- Mr Tim O'Callaghan. Declan Bowen 13 40 pts. Peter Cronin 10 38pts. Tim T. Kelleher 8 38pts. Gross Alan Moriarty 3 28pts. Christy Naughton 15 38pts. Past Captains/ Presidents Pascal McSwiney 16 37pts. Commitee Jim Nyhan 12 34pts. CAT 1 12 down: Niall Kelleher 10 36pts. John P. O'Connell 10 36pts. Richard Healy 9 34pts. Front Nine Sean K McCarthy 12 22pts. Back Nine Stephen P Wills 11 22pts. CAT 2 13-18. John Moloney 18 37pts. Dan O'Connor 17 36pts. John Lawlor 13 36pts. Front Nine Patrick Fitton 16 20pts. Back Nine Jim Nyhan Snr 16 20pts. CAT 3 19-28. Pat O'Halloran 26 36pts. Martin Dineen 20 36pts. Liam Murphy 23 34pts. Front Nine Michael O'Mahony 22 18pts. Back Nine Ger Linehan 24 20pts. Seniors: Donal Ahern 14 34pts. Noel O'Sullivan 16 33pts. Student: Sean Twomey 13 36pts. Dylan Cotter 13 35pts. Clinton O'Mahony. Kevin Sheehan. Visitors: John Griffin 10 32pts

Kilmichael Pitch and Putt pic 26