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Toonsbridge from Dromreague © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Munster Car Club 'Auto Test' on Sat. Sept. 6 in the Údarás Car Park in Ballymakeera.
Munster Car Club Race Night for Mercy Hospital in the Abbey Hotel, Sat. Sept. 6.
Mushera Platform Dance: Sun. Sept. 7. 3pm - 5:30pm.
Night class enrolment at McEgan College: Thurs. 11 Sept. 7.30-8.30pm.
Macroom Flower and Garden Club Floral Demonstration on Thurs. Sept. 11 at 8.00p.m. in Coolcower House.
Brú Columbanus Family Fun Day on Sat., Sept. 13 from 10.30a.m. at Muskerry Rugby Club, Ballincollig.
Dog Show at Bell Inn, Clondrohid, Sun. Sept. 14 at 3pm.
Coachford and the Great Famine: Wed. Sept. 17 at 7pm at Old Graveyard and National School
Hospice Coffee Day and Cake sale in Kilmurry GAA Hall on Thurs. 18th Sept. 9a.m - 4 pm.
Donoughmore Fundraising coffee night Thurs. Sept. 18, community centre, Stuake, 7pm - 9pm.
Culture Night Cork County Fri. Sept. 19th
Ionad Cultúrtha, Music Network 20th Sept.@ 8.30
Macroom Food Festival: Sept. 26 – 28
Daonscoil an Fhómhair: Gúgán Barra. 3 – 5 Deireadh Fómhair.
Trasna na nGleannta cycle, Sun. 5th Oct. from Kilnamatyra GAA grounds at 9am.

Macroom Library:

Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3 – 7 year olds
Adult Book Club: Wed. Sept. 3.
Purlies Thurs. Sept. 4at 11a.m.
Gramophone Circle: Mon. Sept. 8. 11a.m.
Bridge Club Wed. Sept. 10 at 11a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte: Mon. Sept. 15 at 11.30a.m.
Art Exhibition: paintings by Canovee 'Circle of Friends' during September.

Briery Gap:
Mrs Shakespeare – Fri. 5th Sept. at 8.00pm.
Divergent: Mon. Sept. 8
Briery Gap Mixed Choir- Wed. 10th Sept. 6.45pm to 8pm.
Annemarie O'Riordan Fri. Sept. 12th 8p.m.
Grace of Monaco – Monday 15th Sept.
Briery Gap Youth Theatre – Tue. 16th Sept. 7pm to 8.15pm.
Culture Night – 19th Sept. at 8.00pm
Chef: Mon. Sept. 22
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.
Unforgiven Oct. 15 – 18.
Paddy Casey: Nov 1.
The Matchmaker: Nov. 18.

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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 Don Buckley, Catherine Costello and Pat O'Connell prepare for Macroom Food Festival, September 26 – 28. © Lee Valley Outlook

September food and fun in Macroom

The 3rd Macroom Food Festival takes place in the riverside town on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, and Sunday 28th September. Events will be located at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the town Square, the Castle Hotel, the Briery Gap, the library and the Riverside Park Hotel. The festival is an artisan tasting affair and features Macroom taste trail, an international food marquee, Master Chef demo, cake decorating masterclass, schools cook-off competition, cheese & wine tasting, monster outdoor food market, children's entertainment & lots of live music.
The Macroom Food Festival team has been busy working on an even bigger and better line-up for this year's event. The previous two food festivals drew crowds of over 7000 visitors each year so there is an already established appetite for this annual extravaganza and expectations are sure to be met once again this year. The 2014 festival will take place over three days. The weekend will kick off on Friday 26th with a welcome ceremony and 'An Artisan Affair' which will be an evening of exquisite foods and flavours to showcase the vast array of Macroom's local produce, created by our finest local producers. Saturday will see the town come alive with a number of childrens' events in the morning, followed by a taste trail showcasing superb local produce in the pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants around Macroom to a soundtrack of live music performances throughout the town. A new International Flavours event will take place on the Square from 5pm – 7pm which will give the public an opportunity to discover new dishes from around the globe. Bakers and decorators will enjoy a cake decorating master class by Ellen O'Leary of No. 57 Gourmet Kitchen after which Diana Dodog will show off her MasterChef winning skills at a demo in The Castle Hotel. For those still hungry and thirsty for more, a (local) cheese and (not so local) wine event will finish off the evening at The Castle Hotel at 8.30pm. Sunday will see the square transformed into a massive outdoor food market with over 60 food producers and traders setting up stall, complete with children's entertainment, live music and plenty to eat all round, along with the schools cook-off.

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 Preparing for 'An Artisan Affair' at the  Riverside Park Hotel during Macroom Food Festival, September 26 - 28  © Lee Valley Outlook

The town of Macroom is looking forward to welcoming the now regular foodie visitors once more, plus lots of newcomers. The Macroom Food Festival organising committee says the programme of events will be diverse enough to whet the appetites of dedicated food enthusiasts, as well as families looking for an enjoyable weekend of culture and entertainment. The festival will, again, put the fantastic food of west Cork, Kerry and beyond in the spotlight. Macroom Food Festival will be an epic feast for all the senses.
See www.macroomfoodfestival.com for more details.

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At introduction of Beacon Initiative Retail Programme at Macroom E Park, from left, James Burke, consultant; Paul Sutton, Cork Co. Council Economic Development; Pat O'Connell, Chairman Lee Valley Enterprise Board and Padraig O'Sullivan, Cork Co. Council © Lee Valley Outlook

Beacon of Hope for Retailers

Cork County Council's initiative to support and assist retailers was launched in Macroom recently. The Beacon Initiative Retail Programme has already been implemented in Ballincollig, Castletownbere, Charleville, Cobh, Dunmanway, Millstreet and Youghal, with very positive feedback from the participants.
Pat O'Connell, Chairman of the Lee Valley Enterprise Board, opened the meeting at Macroom E Business Centre, which, he stated was developed by Cork County Council in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Macroom Town Council, South Cork Enterprise Board and Lee Valley Enterprise Board to help people start up their own businesses. With consumer spending down over the past number of years, the County Council recognised that many retailers have been adversely affected by the economic downturn and have taken on board the need to support existing retail businesses. Their Beacon Initiative Retail Programme aims to provide help and ideas on how retailers can improve their own business. The programme is only open to fifteen retail businesses and these places were immediately filled.
Cork County Council, drawing on the Economic Development Fund, pays 75% of the €1,000 fee. Beacon will assist the participants build a 12 – 18 month strategic plan for their business and a dedicated Beacon Advisor will work with the business to discuss first-hand the issues they are facing and devise a plan of action which is continually reviewed over a 6 month period. This involves growing of customer base; staying ahead of competitors, building customer loyalty, exceeding customer expectation and running a more profitable business.
To date the Beacon Initiative Retail Programme has worked with Retailers across all categories including Pharmacy, Filling Station, Retail Fashion Outlets, Driving School, Sports Shop, Plant Hire, Public House, Activity Centre, Off Licence, Hardware Centre, Supermarket, Undertaker, Mobile Phone Shop, Electrical Retailer, Travel Centre, Hotel & Restaurant, Florist and Gift Shop. The Beacon Initiative is managed by Padraig O' Sullivan, who has extensive experience working with both SME's and Start-up Companies. Website www.beaconinitiative.net.

Another Store for Macroom

As children started a new term in adjoining primary schools, Aldi opened an outlet at Sleaveen East, Macroom on Thursday, August 28, its 16th in Cork and 110th in Ireland. It promises 20 new jobs for the town, but with Supervalu, Dunnes and Lidl supermarkets and many other small shops already serving the catchment area, it is likely there will be some employment displacement.
To celebrate the opening of the new store, Aldi's "Taste Truck" rolled into town and early morning customers were served free breakfast treats. A day filled with family fun and festivities followed. RedFM's Red Patrollers were on site with plenty of games and balloons for the children. Speaking at the store opening, Brian Dillon, Manager, said, "Buying fresh, quality Irish foods in Macroom just got easier, thanks to the opening of our new Aldi store. Suppliers from the local area include Irish Yogurts of Clonakilty, Carbery of Ballineen, Coolmore Foods of Bandon and Bandon Co-op.
Macroom is now home to a plethora of retail outlets as well as five schools. What a shame that our infrastructure doesn't match. This week again, traffic jams extended from the Recycling Centre at the western end of town to Hartnett's Cross to the east. We have the shops but the shoppers won't come if it takes half an hour just to traverse the town's approach. Surely a bypass should have been put in place before planning was granted for such developments.

Slán agus Beannacht

We wish Fr. Francis Manning every blessing as he leaves Macroom, having served the parish well for six years. A native of neighbouring Carriganimma, Fr. Manning had previously served for many years as curate in Aghinagh. He now continues his ministry as parish priest of Newmarket. Fr. Manning is a devout, sincere, down-to-earth, humorous and unassuming priest. He has contributed many helpful, thoughtful poems and meditations to the Lee Valley Outlook over the years. We wish him many years of peace, health, happiness and fulfilment.

Macroom Flower & Garden Club

Macroom Flower and Garden Club open the new season with a Floral Demonstration by Sandra Jackson AOIFA (Conna), entitled "Autumnal Delights", on Thursday 11th of September at 8.00p.m. in Coolcower House. It will include Members Competitions: Beginners: Flowers in the kitchen, 25cm. Advanced: "Recycle and Renew"25cm. Horticulture: 3 Varieties of Phormium Leaves.
Visitors most welcome. Sales Table and Raffle. Tickets now available for Ruby Anniversary Dinner Friday 5th of December. Enquiries 087-9821708 or 086-3046608


Munster Talent Quest 2014.

Macroom's biggest ever talent competition will kick off on Saturday 6th September in The Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom. A total of 70 acts will perform over a 4 week period and ages range from 9 to 78. This year sees a new category for the best original act, with €1,000 up for grabs. There is also a cash prize of €1,000 and "The Maggie Kingston Memorial Trophy" for the overall winner of the competition. There are also Best U16, Best Group (2 or more in a group) and the Best Over 50 categories. Some of Macroom's best talent will be performing, along with competitors from all over the county. The dates of the competition are Heat 1 Saturday 6th Sept., Heats 2 & 3 on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th Sept, both semi-finals are on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th Sept and The Grand Final will take place on Saturday 4th October. Concession rates for spectators: attend 1 heat, €10; attend any 2 heats, €15; all 3 heats, €20. Attend all 3 heats, both semi-finals and final for a mere €40. All concession tickets must be booked and paid for in advance. Contact 026 23407 or 087 3520351. Come along and support great young and older talent in your area.

Macroom Library

Adult book club meets again on Wednesday 3rd September 11.30am after a break over the summer. The Purlies Knitting group meets on Thursday September 4th at 11am to knit & chat over a cuppa. The Purlies have a lovely exhibition here, 'A woodland scene'. It is well worth a visit. The Gramophone Circle meets again for the first time after the summer on Monday 8th September 11am. Come & join us for a musical treat, led by Mr. Denis O'Callaghan. The Bridge Club meets on Wednesday 10th September in the library at 11am. An Ciorcal Cainte, Irish conversation led by Nora Levis, will take place on Monday September 15th in the library at 11.30. If you are an absolute beginner or an improver, come & join us in a relaxed setting, to share your love of the language & most importantly, a cup of tea. Art exhibition: Work by Canovee Circle of Friends is the currently on show in the library and will be on display during the month of September. Juvenile Reading Challenge: The children's reading challenge was a great success & the winners of the draw will be announced shortly.

Night Classes

It's that time of year when the evenings are closing in and people start to think about doing a night class or taking up a new hobby. This year at McEgan College Macroom you can choose from courses in Computing, Gardening, Health Care-Fetac 5, SNA -Fetac 5, Art, Beauty/Make up, Digital Photography, Cooking, Smartphones or Guitar. If you want more information on McEgan College night classes just go to www.mcegan.ie. The night class enrolment night is on Thursday 11 Sept 7.30-8.30pm at the college.

Briery Gap Programme


Divergent – Monday, September 8th Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film based on the novel by Veronica Roth. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior is warned that she is Divergent and thus will never fit into any one of the factions and soon learns that a sinister plot is brewing in her seemingly perfect society. The film reached the No. 1 spot at the box-office during its opening weekend
Grace of Monaco – Monday 15th September, focuses on former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles de Gaulle in 1962 as well as her considering a return to Hollywood to film Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie. Nicole Kidman plays the title role, with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier.
Chef - Monday 22nd September. Chef Carl Casper quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing, in a social media storm, to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner. Moving to Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck – El Jefe - which travels back to Los Angeles, creating a high profile culinary success en route.


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.
Briery Gap Mixed Choir- Commencing Wednesday 10th September , 6.45pm to 8pm. Application forms available at Box Office.
Briery Gap Youth Theatre - Tuesday 16th September 7pm to 8.15pm. Application forms for new members available at Briery Gap Box Office.
Annemarie O'Riordan Friday September 12th at 8.00pm. Tickets €15.
Culture Night – 19th September at 8.00pm. Special all-ages Sullane Sessions featuring Australian born, Dublin based artist, Liza Flume.
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.
Briery Gap Theatre present Unforgiven – Wed. 15th to Sat. 18th Oct. at 8.00pm.
Paddy Casey – Saturday 1st November at 8.30pm
The Matchmaker – Thursday 18th November at 8.00pm. Tickets €20 Concessions €18.

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The Honohan cousins, all grandchildren of Frankie and Nell, who have at least one member in every class in St. Lachteen's N.S., Donoughmore © An Scoil


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Bealach na mBusanna will be repeated on TG4 from Thursday, September 11 at 8p.m. The first programme covers the Cork and Kerry service, with many local people featuring.

Munster Car Club is running an 'Auto Test' which is part of the 'Heuston Championships' on Saturday, 6th September in the Údarás Car Park in Ballymakeera. That night, in the Abbey Hotel a 'Race Night' will be held to raise funds for the Mercy Hospital, Cork. There will be lots of spot prizes and Munster Car Club will auction a hand crafted piece donated by Tony Brunnock. Please come along to support this worthy cause. Phone Tony Brunnock on 087 2704523 or the Abbey Hotel on 026 45434 for sponsor cards.

Mushera Platform last dance of the season, Sunday the 7th of September. 3pm - 5:30pm. Music by C&M Sound.

Kilmurry Historical Association: Following the success of Kilmurry Museum Gathering of 2013, the association will host its annual Gathering again this year in Kilmurry Church car park on Saturday, September 13 from 1- 6pm. The Gathering brings together people from all over the Lee Valley. There will be plenty of activities for both children and adults on the day.

Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club will hold their Autumn Vintage Run on Sunday 14th of September, starting at the Applegreen Service Station, Classis, Ovens, (beside Ballincollig Rugby Club) with sign on at 10:15am.

Hospice Coffee Day: and Cake Sale will take place in Kilmurry GAA Hall on Thursday 18th September 9.00am to 4 pm. All welcome!

Donoughmore Fundraising Group is holding its annual coffee night on Thursday September 18th in community centre hall in Stuake, Donoughmore from 7pm - 9pm. Your continued support would be much appreciated. Raffle tickets on sale on the night and in local shops. We will have face painting, balloon making, nail art, so come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all in a good cause. We will also be auctioning off a 40" LED Toshiba TV. Everyone welcome.

Macroom Golf Club Fund Raising Classic, sponsored by Auld Triangle, Macroom/ The Darby Arms, Ballincollig. Friday 19th / Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st September. One score to count everywhere, plus three scores at the 9th & 18th. €20 per person (includes €5 voucher for bar/restaurant). Timesheets now open. www.macroomgolfclub.com (026) 41072.

Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne on 20th September @ 8.30 Music Network presents Catriona McKay, Chris Stout and Séamus Begley in a celebration of the music of the Northern Isles.

Family Affair: The Honohan first cousins were in the limelight on their first day back for the new school year at St Lachteen's, Donoughmore. There is now at least one Honohan child in each of the classes in the school .Their fathers, sons of Frank and Nell Honohan, Coolicka, all attended St Lachteen's and the eldest, Maurice, is not only a parent but is also Chairperson of the Board of Management. A unique occasion for the school which also enrolled four sets of twins in Junior Infants this year.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: Aug. 19. Jackpot €1,000. Numbers drawn 21, 24, 28. Winner: Bina Healy, Farnanes. Seller: Vaughan's Café, North Square. €20 Denis Quinlan, Umera. Nora O'Shea, Mashanaglass. Maureen Foley, Moneycusker. Oliver Burke, Fairfield Drive, Masseytown. Barney McCarthy, Masseytown.
Aug. 26. Jackpot €1,000. Numbers drawn 6, 17, 35. No Winner. €70 Brid O'Driscoll, Sullane Weirs. €20 Breda Cotter, Sullane Weirs. Denis Kelly, Barrett's Place. Conor Hayes, Enniskeane. Tim Cooper Kelleher, Masseytown. Jack Cotter, Main Street.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Aug. 20. Jackpot €3,400. €70 Mary O'Neill, Lyre. €20 Margaret Coakley, Inchigeela. Aoife Corkery, Ennis. Connie Walsh, Glendav. Thanks to all who supported the Special Bingo. A great night was had by all. Congratulations to Peggy Kenneally on winning the €350 special jackpot.
Aug. 27. Jackpot €3600. €70 Mick Kelly, Bandon. €20 Sheila O'Riordan, Gortnapeasta. Denis and Josie Healy, London. Ted O'Driscoll, Bawnmore, W. Neville, Dromree.

Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto1: Jackpot €3,200. Numbers drawn: 22, 26, 38. No winner. €50 Gretta Linehan, Barrett's Place. €20 Mary Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Geraldine Linehan, Horsemount. Mary McSweeney, Leades. Kim O'Sullivan, Rylane.
Lotto 2: Jackpot €3,400. Numbers drawn: 4, 29, 41. No winner. €50 Jerry Hubbard, Inchalea. €20 Sean Twohig, Mallow. Rory Kennedy, Ballinagree. Noel O'Sullivan, Muinefliuch. Pat O'Leary, Dromduve. .

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: August 24. Jackpot €8,700. Numbers drawn: 3, 7, 17, 30. No winner. €50 John O'Sullivan, Ballincollig. €25 Patrick Deasy, Aherla. Gerard Ahern, Aherla.
August 32. Jackpot €8,850. Numbers drawn: 2, 3, 4, 20. No winner. €50 Gobnait Buttimer, Ovens. €25 Dan O'Regan, Roovesbeg. Tomas Twomey, Aherla.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 18/8/2014, Jackpot: €1,200, Numbers Drawn: 1 - 28 - 33, No Winner, €40 Laura & David Hayes, €20 Hank Hanlon, Michelle O' Mahony, Pauline Cooney, Henry Browne & Antoinette.
25/8/2014, Jackpot: €1,400, Numbers Drawn: 16 - 24 - 30, No Winner, €40 Emma Feeney, €20 Jeremiah Crowley, Eileen Buckley, Martin O' Shea, Shane Martin.
1/9/2014, Jackpot: €1,600, Numbers Drawn: 14 - 26 - 32, No Winner, €40 Robert O'Keeffe, €20 Martin O'Shea, Frank Buckley, Karen Kelleher, Evan Buckley.

Lee Valley Updates

An Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh (1842-1913)

Come to Baile Mhúirne on Saturday, September 13 as, one hundred years on, Dochtúir Dónal Ó Loingsigh's colourful, romantic, adventurous life is commemorated. Doctor, soldier, gold miner, scholar, his story leads from a Coolea farm to the Irish College in Paris, to the Papal Zouaves, the battlefields of the Franco-Prussian wars and the goldfields of New Mexico. And after all that, back home to fight for his native language and culture and, above all, the wellbeing of his people. An Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh presided over many births in the West Muskerry area, but none as historically significant as his role in the birth of the Gaelic Revival. In 1900 he was chosen to represent the Irish at the first Celtic Convention in Paris along with Padraig Pearse, Douglas Hyde and Eoin McNeill. He served on the first executive committee of Conradh na Gaeilge and had a major role in establishing the feiseanna, the first of which took place in Baile Mhúirne in 1898. Padraig Pearse, a friend and admirer, visited an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh in 1904 and said of him, "Dr Lynch is one of the most outstanding personalities in the Gaelic Revival. In fact Ballyvourney would not be Ballyvourney without Dr Dónal." A supremely entrepreneurial man, an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh also established a shop, a bakery, a monthly fair and a knitwear factory in the village, in his efforts to improve living standards. He also played an important role in the Land League and the Land Wars.
Daniel was one of nine children of Denis and Catherine Lynch, farmers at Togher, Cúil Aodha. Highly intelligent, he was educated in Cúil Aodha, Macroom and St. Colman's, Fermoy, where he was a classmate of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire. He is mentioned by the author in Mo Scéal Féin as 'mo chara, Dónal Ó Loingsigh'. He went on to study for the priesthood in the Irish College in Paris. When home on holidays, he loved to shoot but got in trouble with local gentry for poaching on their lands. They complained him to church authorities, and Dónal rebelled against their reprimand and, in his final year, abandoned his studies for the priesthood and went off to fight with the Papal Zouaves against Garibaldi, who was attempting to achieve the reunification of Italy. The Vatican wished to maintain its independence. After that conflict, Dónal fought in the Franco Prussian War and went from there to join the American gold rush, where he made a fortune. He returned home in 1877 and, aged 35, began to study medicine at Queen's College, Cork, now U.C.C. He married Mary Creedon, Ballymacorcran, Clondrohid and they had three daughters. Unfortunately, Mary contracted TB and, in the vain hope of a cure, went to live by the sea in Cobh, where Dr. Lynch visited her every Sunday, cycling to Macroom to catch the train. Dónal was very involved in the Irish revival and when he was 66, he married another Gaeilgeoir, Ellen Goold from Dingle. They had one daughter, Joan, but she too died at an early age. Many descendants of An Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh live on in Gaeltacht Mhúscraí, among them, his granddaughter, Joan Cronin, Macroom.
Celebrations in his honour take place on September 13th in the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne at 11.00a.m. Events include sean-nós singing competitions, lecture, traditional concert, unveiling of a bronze figure head and the renaming of the Ionad Cultúrtha in Dr. Ó Loingsigh's honour. This will be followed then by a historical walk in the area and a family gathering to end the day's celebrations.

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Margo entertaining a large attendance at the Ionad Lae, Ballyvourney ©Joan Mcloughlin

Clondrohid Updates

Dog Show at Bell Inn, Clondrohid on Sunday, September 14 at 3pm with music and fun.
Mushera Platform: Due to beautiful summer weather this year, dancing at Mushera platform was a great success. If you haven't tried it come along on Sunday September 7 from 3 to 5.30pm, for the last dance of the season. Music by C & M Sound. Well done to the organisers.
Running Track: The final phase of installing floodlights is on-going at the moment and the track is closed until further notice.
G.A.A.News: Clondrohid Minor Footballers are through to the final of Rebel Óg C football Championship against Whites Cross on this Friday, September 5. Check locally for time and venue for game. This is an excellent achievement for the club and we wish all involved the best of luck .A word of thanks to the trainers and mentors of this team who have dedicated so much time to training and preparing the lads all year. They are also through to the semi-final of the league, with Canovee providing the opposition. Date and venue to be confirmed as well. The team is made up of : Shane Lehane, Conor Flanagan, Darren Dineen, Brian Corcoran, Cian Creedon, Alan Duggan, Daniel Buckley, Cian O Leary, Sean Quinn, Cian O Riordan. Tiernan Quinn, Iain O Riordan, Stephen O Riordan, Ian O Neill, Denis O Riordan, Cillian Lynch.
Fixtures: Minor F.C. Clondrohid v Whitescross Friday Sept 5. Junior C F.C. Saturday Sept 13 Clondrohid v Kilmichael 5pm in Macroom.

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At recent Cúl camp in Clondrohid ©

Famine Remembered

ACR Heritage (the Heritage Committee of ACR Community Council) presents 'Magourney (Coachford) and the Great Famine' on Wednesday 17 September 2014 - commencing 7pm. The Programme of Events includes the unveiling of Magourney Famine Memorial at the Old Graveyard, Coachford at 7pm, followed by 'The Black Man' - a famine based play performed by Coachford Players at nearby Coachford National School. Light refreshments will then be served and the evening will conclude with a talk and slide show presentation, 'Magourney and the Great Famine', by Doug Lucey. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Coachford News

Festival delivers again: The fifth Coachford Autumn Festival proved to be the most successful to date, with hundreds descending on the village over the three days. Orla Lucey from Coachford village won the 'Voice of the Festival' competition with a superb rendition of Ave Maria. The standard of all 13 singers was extremely high. The 2nd running of the Coachford 5 Mile road race saw 215 runners and walkers and wheelchair athletes from across the county and city take to the roads around the village in glorious sunshine. The first man home was Gavin Sweeney in 27 minutes 11 seconds and the first woman, Margaret Murphy, completed the course in a time of 32.48. All who took part praised the scenic course and promised to return again in 2015 to try and improve their times.
The Junior Agrilympics and Grass racing entertained the crowds on Saturday evening and the underage team from Canovee emerged victorious. The dog show also saw a huge entry. Vintage tractors, classic cars and shiny steam engines pulled into the show grounds early on Sunday and crowds poured into the venue all day to enjoy some wonderful sideshows and meet neighbours, friends and old acquaintances. The children enjoyed pets' corner, balloon modelling and face painting. The model toy show display was very popular, as was the exhibition on the flooding of the Lee valley. The Sheep racing was great fun and the dunk tank was the most popular of all the attractions. The organisers celebrated the anniversary of the Massey 100 and Ford 1,000 series tractors by interviewing Mick Ford from Grenagh on the history of the tractors and releasing 50 red and blue balloons to mark the occasion. Chairman of the Broomhill Vintage Club, Tadgh Murphy, thanked supporters and sponsors and promised to donate the profits of the Autumn Festival to Suicide Aware and local charities.
Road Resurfacing: Cork County Council are scheduled to complete resurfacing works on the R619 north and south of Coachford, lasting for about three weeks. This will cause some disruption between Coachford and Doctor's Cross (above Peake) but any improvement on this road is welcome. It won't entirely solve the problem of this corner filled road but it is a help.

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Quarry Blues Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others team which includes ladies from Kilmurry and St. Val's and is sponsored by Paul Barrett Construction. ©

Quarry Blues

The Quarry Blues is a newly formed Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others team, with ladies from St. Val's and Kilmurry taking part. The name "Quarry Blues" came from a famous Kilmurry team that played in the sixties. The group tranis every Thursday night in Kilmurry GAA pitch from 8.30 – 9.30. You are certain to go home after training in great form as there is a lovely bunch of women involved. Paul Barrett of Paul Barrett Construction kindly sponsored a set of jerseys, for which the team is sincerely grateful.. Quarry Blues had two teams in a recent blitz in Mallow, a really enjoyable day out. They also have a blitz in Passage West at the end of August and a blitz in Portmarnock on Oct 18th. G4M&O is a non-competitive, recreational form of Ladies Gaelic Football and is designed for women over the age of 18 and not playing football with a club team. It's a great opportunity for women to get weekly exercise while meeting up with others in the area for a chat and a laugh .

Brú Columbanus

On Saturday, September 13, Muskerry Rugby Club will host a special Family Fun Day with all proceeds raised going to Brú Columbanus - a charity that provides accommodation to the relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and the Hospice, especially relatives of sick children. This fun filled family event will commence with a cake sale and coffee morning at 10.30am until 12.30pm, followed by a BBQ and live music with the "Dust Busters Light Orchestra" at 12.30pm. The day's fun will include face painting, pony rides, bouncy castles – and a competition for the best super hero costume. There will be a friendly rugby match at 2.30pm. Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club will be attending the Ballincollig Rugby Open Day at their grounds and club house from 1 pm. All pre-1994 Cars welcome.
Brú Columbanus provides 26 en suite family rooms with supporting kitchens and lounges where families can meet other families who are in a similar situation and can lend support and understanding to each other. Brú Columbanus is a small independent charity, completely reliant on donations and fundraising initiatives to cover the running costs of the house. When families are stricken with worry for a loved one who is seriously ill, Brú Columbanus offers a haven where they can spend time while being close to the hospital or hospice. For further details please call 021-4345754 www.brucolumbanus.com www.facebook.com/brucolumbanus."

Macra Matters

Donoughmore Macra has had a busy summer. Club members helped out at the Luke Kelly Tribute Concert in July in aid of Donoughmore Community Council. Over the August bank holiday weekend club members travelled to the International Miss Macra Festival in Tipperary to support Muskerry's entrant, Norma Hurley and later, attended a bowling night in the Mardyke for the International Miss Macra Entrants. This was a great opportunity to get to know the participants from other countries. Members helped Grenagh Macra with stewarding at the National Tug of War Competition at the Farm, Grenagh and also participated in a Macra Tug of War Competition. The Donoughmore Tug of War Club hosted a great day for all. Another highlight was when club member, Sarah-Louise Healy, travelled to Wales to represent Macra na Feirme and all of Ireland at the European Rural Youth Rally. It was a great opportunity to learn about and connect with the other Rural Youth Organisations throughout Europe. For more information on the club check out: www.facebook.com/donoughmore.macra.

50th Ballingeary Show

The 50th Ballingeary Show was held on Sunday 24th August.The weather was miserable but it failed to dampen the spirits of both participants & spectators. There was a good turnout for the horse & pony, cattle & sheep & indoor section. Unfortunately the live music & open air dance platform were cancelled. Also the sheaf tossing, and old time threshing fell foul of the wet weather. However, undeterred by the rain, Joanne O'Riordan attended as guest of honour to officially open the show. She was accompanied by her Dad, Joe and they enjoyed watching the dog show judging. A fine rousing performance was, as usual, given by Ballingeary Pipe Band who were decked out in their capes & well prepared for the rainy day. The arts & crafts marquee provided shelter for all who wanted to catch up/ check out the fine display of baking, jams, flowers, veg, arts & crafts, photos, etc. The Show Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended, & all the stewards & helpers who turned up & gave their support. Míle buíochas le gach éinne

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On parade at Ballingeary Show © Lee Valley Outlook

Ballingeary Show Results

Horses: Champion Mare – Seán Scanell, Ballyvourney. Champion Foal – John Walsh, Dunmanway. Champion Young Horse – John Crowley, Enniskeane.
Ponies: Supreme Champion Pony – Theresa Marnane, Co. Tipperary. Champion Ridden Pony – William Williamson, Glandore. Champion Led Pony – Theresa Marnane, Co. Tipperary.
Dogs: Champion Dog – Pam LeMon, Ballingeary. Gun Dog, Ballingeary/ Inchigeela Gun Club – Mike Buckley, Ballingeary. Best Working Dog – Margaret Kelly, Dunmanway.
Poultry: Pair of Hybrid Pullets – Ian Ó Céilleachair, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Hybrid Hen – Gerard O'Leary, Kilbarry.
Sheep: Champion Scotch Ram – Dan Lynch, Ballyvourney. Champion Lowland Ram – Martin Downing, Blarney. Scotch Ewe Lamb – Danny McCarthy, Kealkill. Crossbred Ewe – Tim Kelleher, Kilmichael.
Cattle – Dairy: Shorthorn Heifer Calf – Gillian Smith, Carrigaline. Champion Dairy Heifer – Dan Galvin, Lissarda.
Cattle – Beef: Champion Beef Bull – James Kingston & Ruth Good, Riverstick. Champion Beef Cow – Tom Roycroft, Dunmanway. Champion Junior Bull – Tim O'Donovan, Dunmanway.
Bonny Baby: Sky Ring, Ballingeary. Annie Cronin, Ballingeary.
Indoor Section: Veg. Tomatoes – Gearóid Ó Céilleachair, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Carrots – Diarmuid Kelleher, Ballingeary. Vegetable Marrows – Tadhg, Donnacha & Áine Ó Laoire, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Rhubarb – Barra Ó Laoire, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Parsnips – Petronella Uí Chonaill. Eating Apples – Abbie Ní Loingsigh, Ré na nDoirí.
Flowers: Bowl of Roses – Gobnait Concannon, Ballingeary. All-green Arrangement – Conor Ó Buachalla, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Ladies Buttonhole – Seán McCarthy, Farnanes. Vase of Dahlias – Margaret O'Riordan, Crookstown.
Cakes and Jams: Handmade Brown Cake – Joan Kelleher, Ballingeary. Handmade White Cake – Joan Kelleher, Ballingeary. Sponge Cake – Muireann Ní Argáin, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Madeira – Aoibhín McCarthy, Farnanes. Decorated Chocolate Cake – Mairéad Uí Ríordáin, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Cheesecake – Annamarie Setterfield, Ballingeary. Queen Cakes by a child under 16 – Seán Ó Ríordáin, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Carrot Cake – Cornelia Neville, Macroom. Six Biscuits- Margaret Corcoran, Macroom. Pot of Marmalade – Anne Cotter, Ballingeary. Blackberry Jam – Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh.
Children's Section: Decorated Bottle – Mai Ní Cheallacháin, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Best Painted Stone – Úna Ní Dhuinnín, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Lego Creation – Tomás Ó Tuama, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Cartoon Character made from Fruit and Veg – Méabh Ní Chonaill, Cill na Martra.
Arts & Crafts: Hand knitted Socks, Gloves or Caps – Lily Hurley, Dunmanway (1st, 2nd and 3rd in this class). Article of Wool Crochet – Lucy Lucey, Ballingeary.
Raffle Winners: Congratulations to all the following winners agus míle buiochas to all the sponsors of prizes & all who supported the draw.
1st John O'Mahony, Lisheens, Kealkil. 2nd Ellen Buckley ,Kilmore, Ballingeary. 3rd Pat Lehane:Insenossig, Ballingeary. 4th Justin McCarthy:Cahir, Ballingeary. 5th Caitriona Ni Cheilleachair, "Cois Na Coille" Ballingeary. 6th Nance Ui Laoire: Cathair, Ballingeary. 7th Siobhan O'Leary: Derravacorneen, Ballingeary. 8th Caoive Dineen:Aharas, Ballingeary. 9th Paul Lombard: Rochestown, Cork. 10th Conor O'Mahony: Carrignadoura, Ballingeary. 11th Gearoid O'Loingsigh: Na h-Ullain, Baile Mhic Ire. 12th Ellie Dineen:Aharas, Ballingeary. 13th Con O'Riordan:Carrignadoura, Ballingeary.

Daonscoil an Fhómhair

Tionólfar Daonscoil an Fhómhair in Óstán Gúgán Barra, Deireadh Fómhair 3 – 5, 2014. Ag comóradh na mílaoise, 'sé 'Cluain Tarbh 1014' téama na daonscoile i mbliana. Tosnófar ar an gclár le bronnadh duaiseanna ar scoláirí Meanscoil Mhuire, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh sa Ghúgán ar 11r.n. ar an Aoine. Beidh siúlóid sa cheantar um thráthnóna agus beidh an dinnéar agus oscailt oifigiúil le Breandá Ó Briain ar 7i.n. Cuirfidh aisteóirí Cill na Martra, Bhaile Bhúirne agus Chúil Aodah clár drámaíochta i láthair ag 9.30i.n. Maidin Satharn, beidh comhrá fé Scéim na Sgol i Múscraí le Dónal Ó Loingsigh. Um thráthnóna, rachaidh na baill ar thuras bus go Bealick Mill, áit atá chomhgarach le Bealach Leachta agus tabharfaidh Dónal Ó hÉalaithe léacht ar 'Brian Bórú agus Cath Bhealach Leachta' ann. Léifear Aifreann san Aireagal sa Ghúgán ar 6 i.n. agus, tar éis dinnéir, tabharfaidh and tOllamh Donnchadh Ó Corráin léacht ar 'Dal gCais agus Cath Chluain Tairbh'. Tionólfar Claisceadal le Eilís Uí Thuama ag 10.30i.n. Beidh rang amhránaíochta le Eilís Uí Shúilleabháin roimh lón agus Scaradh na gCarad ar an Domhnach. Máire Uí Thuama a bhunaigh Daonscoil an Fhómhair fiche bliain ó shoin.

Trasna na nGleannta

Valley Wheelers Cycling Club is holding the annual Trasna na nGleannta charity cycle on Sunday 5th of October, starting from Kilnamatyra GAA grounds. There will be 3 routes - 100km, 65km and a 25km family cycle. Registration starts at 8am with a 9am departure. The 2 longer cycles will take you amongst some of the country's most beautiful scenery in the hills of Cork and Kerry, while the shorter family cycles will take place in Kilnamatyra and surrounding areas. All participants are insured by Cycling Ireland, with full backup, stewarding and food provided to make this a thoroughly enjoyable charity sportive. Entry fees: €20 per Adult, €5 (under 18) and €50 family. Proceeds of the event will go to 2 well deserving charities - Down Syndrome Ireland and CUH (Stroke Unit). €4000 was raised last year and VWCC hopes to surpass that amount this year.
Online reviews of this event have rates the routes and hospitality among the best in the country – with entry fees a fraction of similar events. With plenty of time left to get training, why not round off your year with a fantastic cycle around Cork and Kerry's rolling countryside while at the same time helping these two most worthy causes. Don't worry about your speed – we will get you to the finish line! We look forward to seeing you there. Full details on valleywheelerscc.com or through any Valley Wheelers committee member.

Back to School Food

Children can get bored with school lunches quickly. Try to introduce a variety of foods, encourage a range of tastes and present foods in an appealing way. Try something new at home first. Have regard to your child's school's policies regarding foods which can be brought to school or packed in lunches. Try to plan lunches for the week ahead and perhaps involve your child in the process.
Small Break Suggestions:
Whole fruit – selectbanana, apple, orange, pear or 2 small fruits. Cheddar cheese and crispbread or unsalted crackers. Vegetable sticks i.e. celery, carrots, peppers with hummus dip. Mixed fresh fruit salad. Natural yogurt with a pot of mixed berries or fresh fruit. Small wholemeal scone. Homemade vegetable soup. Small box of dried fruit. Pot of yogurt.
It is important that children drink enough fluids throughout the day, so include a drink at small break. Water and milk are considered the best choices - and are suitable between meals and snacks.
Sandwich Filling Suggestions: Tuna with chopped mixed peppers and light mayo. Cheddar cheese with green salad leaves and tomato relish. Chicken salad - green salad leaves, sliced cucumber, tomato. Chopped or mashed boiled egg with spinach leaves and light mayo. Turkey with sweetcorn and crunchy peppers. Tuna with chopped red onion, sweetcorn and light mayo. Grated cheese and sliced tomato. Hummus and mixed vegetables – chopped peppers, chopped tomatoes and sweetcorn. Chicken with crunchy peppers and mild salsa-type relish.
Try choosing different types of bread - for example: sliced pan bread, bread roll, sliced soda bread, tortilla wrap, pitta pocket, bagel. Remember, wholemeal varieties are recommended. Salads are also delicious alternatives to sandwiches. You can add a carbohydrate food such as pasta or serve with bread – again, opt for higher fibre carbohydrate sources.

Lice and Nits

Words that strike terror into the hearts of parents across the country! With children back to school, their vulnerability to dreaded infestation increases. Parents try to take preventative action but pharmacists are warning against treatments as a precautionary measure. "This approach doesn't work, has no benefits and exposes children to pesticides unnecessarily," says Bernard Duggan, Pharmacist. With the exception of the common cold, head lice affect more school-aged children than all other communicable diseases combined. It is estimated that one in 10 children suffer from head lice at any one time. 80% of head lice infestations occur in children between the ages of four and 16. Early detection is the best and only prevention to an infestation of head lice. Treatments should only be used if there are nits or lice present in a child's hair. It is important to seek advice from your local pharmacist on the product that best suits your child or family. Children of all ages are vulnerable to pesticides, especially those who suffer from asthma, allergies or have a pre-existing skin condition. It is important also never to use these products if you are pregnant or on infants under six months of age.
Head Lice Patrol: Check children's hair for lice regularly. Wet comb the hair every week and tie up long hair in a ponytail to avoid hair coming into contact with other hair that might be infested. Itching and scratching are common signs of head lice. As well as live lice which crawl around the head, look out for nits which are tiny eggs that may look like dandruff but can't be flicked off the hair. Check around the nape of the neck and ears as well as the head. Treat the hair only if live lice or unhatched eggs are present. Treat the child and other family members as soon as possible. Inform the school, contacts and friends when your child has nits. The school can then inform other parents that there is an outbreak, so everyone can check and treat their own children. Always follow the instructions on the treatment pack and any advice given by your pharmacist. Products used to treat head lice do not prevent the infection from occurring and should never be used as a preventative measure.


by Michael Kelly

Beetroot Marmalade: A delicious accompaniment for cheeses and meats. The recipe filled 5 standard jam jars.
Ingredients: 1kg beetroot. 100ml balsamic vinegar. A handful each of fresh thyme and marjoram leaves. Sea salt, to taste. Zest and juice of one large orange. 2 large red onions, finely diced; 50g light brown sugar; 2 tbsp olive oil; 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced; 100g caster sugar; 400ml red wine vinegar; sterilised jars with lids
Directions: Preheat the oven to 160C. Wash and peel the beetroot and cut into quarters. Place in a roasting tin with the balsamic vinegar, marjoram and thyme leaves, add a pinch of sea salt and grate over the orange zest (set aside the juice for later). Mix everything together with your hands, cover with foil and roast for 40 minutes or until you can pierce the beetroot with a knife. Set aside to cool completely. The following day, coarsely grate the beetroot into a bowl, scraping in any juices from the roasting tin. Place the diced onions in a large, heavy-based pan with the light brown sugar and olive oil. Set over a very low heat and stir gently until the onions soften completely and start to caramelise. Add the sliced garlic, grated beetroot, caster sugar, orange juice and red wine vinegar. Gently simmer for 30 minutes until the liquid has reduced by about two thirds, stirring from time to time to stop it from sticking. You can tell when the relish is cooked when you can draw a spoon across the bottom of the pan and it will initially stay clear before refilling with syrupy juices. Scoop the hot relish into sterilised jars, cover with waxed discs and put on the lids. Store in a cool, dark place for up to six months.

Mildew on plants Remedy. 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.).


Cop Town by Karen Slaughter

As a brutal killing rocks the city, Kate Murphy wonders if she will be able to sustain this career choice. She finds the male dominated Atlanta Police Department difficult to adjust to. However, she is not the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson is also having problems. When Kate and Maggie become partners and are sidelined in the city's pursuit of a cop killer, they decide to follow their own line of enquiry with dangerous consequences. Difficult to put down. A thrilling read.

Available now in Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop €14.99.


Fair Deal Scheme

The Nursing Home Support Scheme Act, 2009, more commonly known as "The Fair Deal Scheme" was signed into law in July, 2009, for those in need of care in a Nursing Home environment and it adds a completely new dimension to the voluntary transfer of farming assets by a farmer to a child and also has consequences in relation to a Will. The Act is about a scheme to help mainly the elderly with maintenance costs in a nursing home. The amount of State Support a person receives is based on an assessment of their means. The means assessment takes into account all of the assets that the person holds as well as his/ her income. Simplistically, the scheme looks at both the income and assets of an individual.
There is a provision in the Act that states that certain assets of person who is to be in receipt of State support or ancillary State support, whether those assets are cash assets or otherwise which has been disposed of by the person within a five year period before the application is made for the support, either as a gift or less than 75% of the estimated market value will nonetheless be included as assets of the person for the purpose of the computation of their assessed means. The only "safe" transfers are those where a clear five year period has elapsed between the time of the transfer and the first application for State support. The same rules apply to "transferred income" that is income which the person would be entitled to receive but on account of some action taken by them it is now received by a person other than the person whose means is now being assessed.
From a financial and tax planning point of view should you wish to maximise State support towards your Nursing Home care it would be well worthwhile considering transferring your farming assets well in advance of when your need for nursing home care arises, because the financial assessment takes any assets which you have owned in the past five years into account in determining your ability to pay. Of course, there are many things to consider before transferring farming assets and a decision should not be rushed into, but this Act does bring a new angle to voluntary transfer of farming assets. The Act also makes the five year period for transferred assets irrelevant if a person applies for State support and doesn't get it on account of transferred assets being taken into account and then reapplies once the five year period after the transfer of assets has passed (in the hope of them then being left out of the means assessment) they will nonetheless still be brought into reckoning. The Act also provides for ancillary state support to be secured by way of a charge on land and it is this provision that makes it relevant to the making of a Will.
Section 47 of the Succession Act 1965 states that subject to a very specific contrary intention expressed in the Will where a person disposes by Will of an interest in property which at the time of their death is charged with the payment of money then that charge shall be repaid out of that particular property so charged and not as a general debt of the estate. You should inform your solicitor when making a Will if there are any loans secured on your property, and if so, whether the beneficiary of the property is to assume the role of paying the loan or whether it is to be paid out of the other assets of the estate, say out of the residue. If the charge is created after you make your Will, you should review your Will to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes.
The above are questions that invariably affect us all and they should be given careful consideration sooner rather than later. What is deferred is not avoided, unfortunately.
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..
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

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Brian Dillon, store manager, welcomes the first customer, Judy Horgan, Inchigeela to the new Aldi Store at Sleaveen East, Macroom © Denis Boyle

Aldi's "Taste Truck" rolls into Macroom

Aldi Stores (Ireland) today opened a new store in Macroom, located at Sleaveen East, creating 20 new jobs. The new Macroom store is Aldi's 16th in Co. Cork. To celebrate the opening of the new store, Aldi's "Taste Truck" rolled into Macroom as customers were served up with free tasty breakfast treats. Each breakfast was prepared using products from Aldi's broad breakfast range, which are sourced from some of Aldi's many Irish suppliers. A day filled with family fun and festivities, RedFM's Red Patrollers were also on site with plenty of games and balloons for the kids.
Speaking at the store opening, Brian Dillon, Manager of Aldi's new Macroom store said, "Buying fresh, quality Irish foods in Macroom just got easier thanks to the opening of our new Aldi store. Aldi has been the fastest growing supermarket in the country over the last number of years. Each week, more and more Irish families are visiting our stores, swapping their weekly shop to our award winning range of own-brand groceries and making huge savings on their weekly shopping bill
A proud supporter of Irish producers, Aldi has tripled its annual spend on Irish products over the past five years, helping maintain over 22,000 jobs across the Irish food industry. Since 2008 Aldi has almost doubled the number of Irish suppliers it works with. Over 50% of Aldi's supplier spend is with Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers. All of Aldi's fresh meats, fresh poultry, eggs, bread, flour, and many of its teas, coffees, soft drinks, waters and snacks come from leading Irish suppliers.
Suppliers from the local area include Irish Yogurts of Clonakilty, which supplies Aldi's multi-award winning Specially Selected Duneen Irish Yogurt range, Carbery of Ballineen, which supplies cheese to Aldi, Coolmore Foods of Bandon, which supplies muffins and carrot cake to Aldi and Bandon Co-op, which supplies Aldi's creamy butter. Aldi's Irish products have a strong track record of dominating national and international food awards. Aldi again won more titles than any other retailer in Ireland at the recent international 2014 Great Taste Awards in London, picking up 36 awards. Aldi's product range has now won a total of 178 Great Taste Awards since 2010. Aldi's Irish suppliers have won 66 Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards since 2009, picking up more awards than the suppliers of any other retailer in Ireland over the last four years. Aldi was named Ireland's leading fresh food discounter at both the 2012 and 2011 Checkout Best in Fresh Awards, while 10 Aldi products scooped awards at the inaugural Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards, making Aldi the most awarded retailer in Ireland.

Sports Mad

Cork County Senior Hurling Championship 4 Draws 7/2014

Round 4

1. Na Piarsaigh 0-18 Bride Rovers 2-9
2. Newtownshandrum 1-19 UCC 0-21
3. Sarsfields 0-14 Carrigdhoun 0-11
4. St. Finbarr's 3-12 Erin's Own 1-9
5. Ballymartle 5-12 Blackrock 2-17
6. Glen Rovers 2-16 Bishopstown 1-8
7. Douglas 2-21 Midleton 2-16
8. Youghal 0-13 Carrigtwohill 1-7


A: Na Piarsaigh v Newtownshandrum
B: Sarsfields v St. Finbarr's
C: Ballymartle v Glen Rovers
D: Douglas v Youghal

Relegation Play Off: Killeagh 0-16 Courcey Rovers 1-18
Relegated: Courcey Rovers

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round Four:

Kanturk 1-18 Tracton 2-13
Bandon 1-15 Cloyne 4-14


A: Newcestown 0-16 Valley Rovers 0-11
B: Kilworth v Kanturk
C: Ballinhassig v Cloyne
D: Ballyhea 0-15 Castlelyons 1 –12 (draw)


Newcestown v Kilworth or Kanturk
B'hassig/Cloyne v B'hea/C/lyons

Relegation Play Off:

Watergrasshill 1-22 Kilbrittain 1-16
Relegated: Kilbrittain

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 4:

Barryroe 4-10 EIRE ÓG 2-21
Fermoy 4-14 Fr. O'Neill's 1-10 Replay
Charleville 0-15 BALLINCOLLIG 1-9


A: Kildorrery 1-11 GRENAGH 0-14 (draw)
B: EIRE ÓG 3-11 Fermoy 3-11(draw)
C: Charleville 0-24 AGHABULLOGUE 0-10
D: Aghada 2-19 Meelin 2-12


A v B,
Charleville v Aghada

Relegation Play Off: DRIPSEY v St Catherine's

Eire Óg 2-21 Barryroe 4-10

This was a deserved win for Eire Óg at Bandon, a great day for their attack but the concession of four goals, three of them in the second half, was a worry for the Ovens men. An early goal from Daniel Goulding helped the winners to a 1-2 to 0-2 lead and Eire Óg led by six points at the break, 2-9 to 1-6, the second goal coming just before the interval from John Dineen. Goulding and Cathal Murphy were the main point scorers with the latter electing to take a point from a 13th minute penalty. Early in the second half, Eire Óg raised their lead to seven points but Barryroe got in for their second goal and a third followed almost immediately to reduce the gap between the teams to the minimum. Eire Óg were shocked but rose to the challenge, Cathal Murphy fired over two points and Daniel Goulding followed on with a superb long range effort, 2-14 to 3-7 now the score. Another point from Goulding, two from frees from Murphy and a point from Daniel O'Connor increased the Eire Óg lead further. Two Barryroe points were answered by an Eire Óg brace from Michael O'Shea and Daniel Goulding, and Paul McDonagh and Goulding fired over two more before Barryroe again penetrated the Eire Óg defence for a fourth goal in injury time.
Scorers: Eire Óg: C Murphy, 0-9 (0-5 frees), D Goulding 1-5, J Dineen 1-1, P McDonagh, M O'Shea 0-2 each, R O'Toole and D O'Connor 0-1 each.

Eire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Shane McCarthy, Cian O'Mahony, Aidan O'Connor: Timothy O'Leary, Alan O'Mahony, Fionn O'Rourke: John Dineen, Michael O'Shea: Cathal; Murphy, Daniel O'Connor, Ronan O'Toole: Liam Murphy, Daniel Goulding, Paul McDonagh. Subs: John Mullins, Keith O'Riordan, Eoin O'Shea.

Charleville 0-15 Ballincollig 1-9

Ballincollig Intermediate hurlers suffered a defeat in the championship at Mallow much to the disappointment of the large Ballincollig travelling support. Conor Sexton landed a lovely point early on, Colin Moore delivered plenty of good ball to the forwards, Colin Harris also started extremely brightly but an early injury forced him off. Nevertheless, there was very little between both sides during the opening half. David Bowen was magnificent in general play and also pointed a number of frees to give Ballincollig a lead of by 0-5 to 0-4 at the break.
On the resumption Charleville got on top and took a point lead. The Ballincollig defence was under plenty of pressure during this period with Noel Galvin very prominent. Goalkeeper Finbarr Kelly was excellent and also pointed two long range frees. Despite their best efforts the Ballincollig attackers struggled to get inside the Charleville defence. Our lads battled all the way to the final whistle and Niall Allen got a consolation goal in the final play of the game.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly; David Collins, Noel Galvin, Colin Harris; Colin Moore, Liam Jennings, Stephen O'Donoughue; JP Murphy, Johny Miskella; Niall Allen, Ciarán O'Sullivan, David Bowen; Conor Sexton, Rory Doherty, Cian Dorgan. Subs: Ian Coughlan, M O'Leary, J O'Brien.

Grenagh 0-14 Kildorrery 1-11 (draw)

Last year's county junior champions Grenagh were denied a semi final place by a last minute point when they drew with Kildorrery in the intermediate championship quarter final at Buttevant. Tom Kenny was the star of the show for Grenagh with 0-11 to his credit at the finish, 0-8 of these points coming from frees, and it had looked late on that his 60th minute point would be the winner but another fine hurler, Peter O'Brien, came up with an equalising point in injury time for Kildorrery.
Grenagh started well and Tom Kenny showed early on that he was in scoring form from frees and from play. Kildorrery were boosted by the only goal of the game in the 14th minute and this goal helped them to a 1-7 to 0-8 interval lead. In the second half, Grenagh had a definite grip on proceedings with Gerry Russell, Eamonn Ryan, Sean Bourke and Tom Kenny prominent and with the latter punishing Kildorrery indiscretions, Grenagh drew level and then hit the front. Back came Kildorrery to equalise but Tom Kenny pointed twice to put Grenagh in the driving seat. Two points from Peter O'Brien brought Kildorrery level again but then Tom Kenny struck over a huge pint from all of 70 metres. Kildorrery then got a late equaliser from their star attacker Peter O'Brien who finished with 0-8 to his credit. 
A draw was probably a fair result.
Grenagh: Mark Kenny: Kevin O'Neill, Raymond Dorgan, Paul McCarthy: Eamonn Ryan, Gerry Russell, Kelvin Cummins: Liam Walsh, Seán Bourke: Diarmuid DD Dorgan, Tom Kenny, Tadgh Walsh: Ultan Duggan, Seamus Coleman, S Cronin. Subs: Niall Doherty (40), Martin Barry (59).

Eire Óg 3-11 Fermoy 3-11

It took a super sideline cut from Kevin Hallissey to get a levelling point for Eire Óg in their quarter final clash with Fermoy at Páirc Uí Rinn but the Ovens side were fully deserving of at least a draw, having been the better side for much of the game but almost getting caught by a late Fermoy rally.
A Daniel Goulding goal helped Eire Óg to an early lead and a second goal before half time, this one from Liam Murphy, left them leading by 2-6 to 0-6 at the break, having had the benefit of the breeze in the opening half. Fermoy got in for a goal in the 40th minute to reduce the gap to two points but Eire Óg struck back in decisive fashion and a third goal, this one from Paul McDonagh from a distance, put them in control and when Daniel Goulding added a point it was 3-10 to 1-8 in favour of Éire Óg – an eight point advantage with ten minutes remaining. Fermoy staged a dramatic late revival which almost won them the game. A second Fermoy goal in the 50th minute was a worry for Éire Óg, a third goal conceded three minutes from time left them struggling to stem the rising tide. Fermoy had the bit between their teeth now and two points followed to draw them level and then they struck for a lead point. Éire Óg however dug deep and Kevin Hallissey, who did not start the game due to injury, stepped up to the plate in no uncertain fashion by sending the sliotar straight and true over the bar from a delightful sideline cut to give his side another chance of reaching the semi final stage for the second year in a row.
Eire Óg scorers: D Goulding 1-3, P McDonagh 1-1, L Murphy 1-0, C Murphy 0-3, (0-2 frees), J Dineen 0-2, (0-1 free), D O'Connor and K Hallissey (sideline) 0-1 each.
Eire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Shane McCarthy, Alan O'Mahony, Aidan O'Connor: Timothy O'Leary, Fionn O'Rourke, Dermot O'Herlihy: John Dineen, John Mullins: Michael O'Shea, Daniel O'Connor, Cathal Murphy: Liam Murphy, Daniel Goulding, Paul McDonagh. Subs: Kevin Hallissey (40), D Sheehan (53), Gary O'Flynn (55).

Aghabullogue 0-10 Charleville 0-24

This was a disappointing showing by Aghabullogue in a quarter final game at Mourne Abbey where they never got going. The game had a strangely lifeless atmosphere surrounding it and in the second half Charleville, leading by 0-9 to 0-7 at half time, simply eased their way further and further away from the Mid Cork side. There was no doubt about the merit of the Charleville victory at the finish, Aghabullogue simply were not good enough on this occasion and became the second Muskerry team in a week to lose out to the North Cork men, county junior champions in 2012, who now contest the intermediate semi final stage for the first time ever.
The first half was evenly contested without ever rousing the players or spectators to any great levels of excitement. Mark O'Flynn was accurate as always from frees for Aghabullogue and Kevin Finnegan and John Corkery also were prominent in attack. The Aghabullogue defence worked hard to contain the Charleville attack but the North Cork side even then looked to have the greater threat. Thus it proved in the second half when Charleville added 15 points to their tally with Aghabullogue raising only three white flags in that period.
A disappointing end to the championship campaign for Aghabullogue but they did recover well after their first round defeat by Meelin to record wins over Dripsey and Ballygarvan subsequently and a quarter final place was a reward they would have been happy with at the start of this season. The performances of their U 21's give them hope of better days to come.
Aghabullogue scorers: Mark O'Flynn 0-4 (all frees), John Corkery 0-2 (frees), Kevin Finnegan 0-2, John Buckley and Ian BarryMurphy 0-1 each.
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, Kevin Finnegan, Ian BarryMurphy. Subs: Brian Buckley (h/t), Michael Dennehy (h/t), David O'Leary (h/t), Greg Long (55).

County Junior 'B' Hurling Championship


Dromtariffe 1-10 Ballyclough 1-10

County Senior Football Championship

Round 4:

Castlehaven 1-11 Carbery Rangers 1-11
Clyda Rovers 1-8 Newcestown 0-11 (Draw)
Douglas 1-6 O'Donovan Rossa 1-14
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 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

Premier Intermediate Football Championship


A: NAOMH ABÁN 0-7 Bantry Blues 0-12
B: Na Piarsaigh 0-7 Mallow 1-4 (draw)
C: Carrigaline 0-12 Nemo Rangers 1-9 (draw)

Semi-Finals: Bantry Blues v B; C v Valley Rovers

Relegation Play Off: Glenville v Kiskeam

Naomh Abán 0-7 Bantry Blues 0-12

Mid Cork interest in this year's Premier Intermediate football championship ended with the defeat of Naomh Abán at Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh in a tough encounter. Bantry laid the foundations of their win in the first half when former Cork captain Graham Canty was magnificent at midfield and the Blues built up a 0-8 to 0-2 interval lead. Naomh Abán had the misfortune to miss a 16th minute penalty and some other scorable frees and as a result they were in trouble all through the game. Nonetheless they put in a tremendous third quarter performance with Maidhc Dineen in attack, Diarmuid Ó Scannaill and Seamus Ó Laoire at midfield, Anthony Lynch in defence to the fore and with two points from Lynch and one from Niall Ó Ceallaigh they had the deficit down to three points by the three quarter stage. The Blues rallied however and they led by 0-10 to 0-6 with ten minutes remaining and when Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh had another point for the Baile Mhuirne men, Bantry replied with two further points to ensure their passage to the semi final stage.
Naomh Abán: Micheál Ó Donnchú: Criostóir Ó Deasúna, Seamus Ó Mathúna, Tomás Ó hAilíosa: Seamus Ó Riada, Antóin Ó Loinsuigh (0-2), Liam MacSuibhne: Michéal Ó Laoire, Tadg Ó Scannaill: Seamus Ó Laoire (0-1), Miceál Ó Liatháin, Niall Ó Ceallaigh (0-1): Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Míceál Ó Cróinín (0-1 free), Diarmuid Ó Liatháin. Fir Ionaid: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh (0-2 frees), Diarmuid Ó Scannaill, Daire Ó Suilleabháin.

Intermediate Football Championship

Fourth Round

Mayfield 4-12 Ballydesmond 2-18 – a draw


A. Mitchelstown v ÉIRE ÓG
B. Kanturk/Fermoy v Mayfield/Ballydesmond
C. CILL na MARTRA v Glanmire
D. Rockchapel 1-10 Kinsale 1-8


A v B, C v Rockchapel

Relegation Play Off: Cloyne v Glanworth

County Junior B Football Final

Castlelyons 1-6 Kilmeen 0-7

Mid Cork GAA

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 Participants in the Gearagh 5k Run at Kilmichael G.A.A. Complex ©

Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior 'A' Hurling Championship Final:

Cloughduv v Kilmichael at Coachford, Sunday 7th September, 6 pm.

This year's Mid Cork Junior A Hurling final will be a novel one, with one of the oldest clubs in the division facing up to the challenge of one of the newest, Kilmichael. Cloughduv were champions in 2009, 2010 and 2011 but lost out to Grenagh for the past two years, narrowly on both occasions, as both these clubs dominated the scene in Mid Cork. Grenagh have now gone on to more than hold their own in the county Intermediate grade and Cloughduv would hope to join them there. Kilmichael won the Cork County B grade title in 2011 and did not win a championship game in the higher grade in either of the following two years. This year they lost their opening game to Eire Óg, won their losers' round game against Gleann na Laoi and were favoured with a bye to the semi-final stage. With their footballers beaten and given a clear month's run at hurling, Kilmichael showed that they are a match for most teams in Mid Cork by beating a fancied Ballinora to reach their first ever A final. They now faced their greatest challenge of all in the form of Cloughduv who have their own ambitions and who dearly want to win this title and move on into the county.

Paths to Final:

Kilmichael:Round One: Eire Óg 1-12 Kilmichael 1-10 ; Round Two (Losers Round): Kilmichael 0 - 12 Gleann na Laoi 0 – 10. Semi Final: Kilmichael 2-15 Ballinora 1-12

Cloughduv: Round One: Bye. Round Three: Cloughduv 3-19 Donoughmore 1-11. Semi Final: Cloughduv 3-10 Ballincollig 0-15.
The semi final line outs were:
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, Charles Kenneally, Michael Deasy, Liam Long and Sean Curzon.

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, Mícheál Masters; Darragh Foley, Kieran O'Leary, Brendan Cotter. Sub: Trevor Tobin.

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round One: Grenagh 0-9 Aghabullogue 1-14

Round Two:

Aghabullogue v Ballincollig
Cloughduv v Iveleary
Laochra Óg 0-10 Ballinora 1-6
Blarney 2-13 Donoughmore 2-9

Faro Intelligent Heating U 21 'A' Hurling Championship

Semi Finals:

Cloughduv 3-6 Aghabullogue 3-10
Eire Óg 1-8 Blarney 1-14

Aghabullogue 3-10 Cloughduv 3-6

Aghabullogue U21's came from behind to fashion out a fine win over Cloughduv in the semi final at Ovens. Aghabullogue had led at half time by 1-6 to 1-4 but Cloughduv had wind advantage in the second half and when they took a 3-5 to 1-6 lead after only eight minutes of the restart the writing looked on the wall for Aghabullogue. The winners recovered however, re-arranged their defence and banged in two goals to get back on top and they held out despite fierce Cloughduv pressure to emerge deserving winners. Ian BarryMurphy opened the scoring with an Aghabullogue point, Joe Ryan equalised from a free and Donal Cronin pointed from 45 metres to put Cloughduv in front after 3 minutes. A 20 metre free to Aghabullogue was struck low and hard to the Cloughduv net in the 7th minute by Ian BaryMurphy and points from John Corkery, Ryan Dennehy, Billy Casey and BarryMurphy followed to give Aghabullogue their interval lead of two points, the Cloughduv replies coming with points from Joe Ryan and Seán Twomey and a smashing goal from Charles Kenneally in the 20th minute.
Within four minutes of the restart Cloughduv were in front, Joe Ryan's point being followed by a calmly taken goal from the dangerous full forward. In the 38th minute Ryan again took on his marker before firing the sliotar past the goalkeeper from close range and with a lead of five points now, Cloughduv already looked on the way to victory. Aghabullogue mentors now acted to deal with the Cloughduv attacking threat and rearranged their defence to good effect with David O'Connell coming back to tighten the full back line. Points from Billy Casey and Ian BarryMurphy brought them back into contention, Joe Ryan pointed a free for Cloughduv but in the 50th minute Aghabullogue substitute Denis Desmond shot home after a strong run by Seán Kelleher and the sides were level. Within a minute Aghabullogue's Ian BarryMurphy pointed a free and did the same in the 55th minute but Joe Ryan did likewise also from a free. In injury time, Aghabullogue made victory assured when after a strong run by Sean O'Sullivan, Ryan Dennehy was on hand to finish the ball to the net.
Aghabullogue: Cal Óg Healy: John Lynch, Eamonn Murphy, Dermot O'Callaghan: Greg Long, David O'Connell, Seán Dineen: Seán O'Sullivan, Seán Kelleher: David Dineen, John Corkery, Evan O'Sullivan: Ryan Dennehy, Ian BarryMurphy, Billy Casey. Subs: Killian Cooney (40), Denis Desmond.
Cloughduv: Robert Nyhan; James Moynihan, Peter Kelleher, Michael Dunne: Aidan Murphy, Donal Cronin, William Ahern; Liam Kelleher, Sean Twomey; Kevin BarryMurphy, Sean Curzon, John Deasy: Joseph Ryan, Charles Kenneally, Pádraig Berhanu. Subs: Ciarán Canty(43).

Blarney 1-14 Éire Óg 1-8
Blarney, the title favourites, won through to the final of the Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A hurling championship with a merited win over Éire Óg in Coachford. The victors were far slicker on a night when the slippery conditions made life difficult for both teams.

Mark Coleman converted a couple of early frees before Eire Óg had their opening point from Keith O'Riordan. Éire Óg's Cathal Murphy landed a brace to edge his side in front. Blarney replied in telling fashion when Mark Coleman blasted to the net. Another free from Coleman ensured his side led by 1-5 to 0-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Éire Óg battled back bravely in the second quarter although they struggled to penetrate a resolute Blarney defence where Sean McSweeney was outstanding. A pair of frees from Cathal Murphy kept Éire Óg in touch while a huge point from Dan O'Connor reduced the gap to 1-7 to 0-6 at the break. On the resumption, Blarney fired over a couple of superb points from Paul O'Connor and David Dunlea. Éire Óg responded in style when Eoin O'Shea crashed to the net after Jamie McBride's initial shot came back off the crossbar. Ronan O'Toole followed up with an excellent point which reduced the gap to two points. Points from Mark Coleman and Shane Mulcahy for Blarney kept the winners in command and although Éire Óg continued to press forward they struggled for scores. Blarney finished strongly with points from Barra O'Connell, Mark Coleman and Shane Mulcahy for a comfortable victory in the end.
Scorers: Blarney: M Coleman 1-6 (5f), S Mulcahy 0-4, S Crowley, Barra O'Connell, P O'Connor, D Dunlea 0-1 each. Éire Óg: C Murphy 0-4 (4f), E O'Shea 1-0, D O'Connor 0-2, R O'Toole, K O'Riordan 0-1 each.
Blarney: J Mulcahy; A O'Shea, S McSweeney, W Shine; K Bradford, P Philpott, D O'Brien; C O'Mahony, B O'Connell; S Crowley, P O'Connor, M Coleman; D Dunlea, D Cremen, S Mulcahy. Subs: V O'Mahony for S Crowley (50), C Sexton for D Cremen (60).
Éire Óg: D Desmond; J McBride, 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. Subs: B Kirwan (45), D O'Keeffe (50), C O'Donoghue (50).
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

Semi Finals:

Kilmurry 2-6 Dripsey 1-9 (draw)
Kilmurry 2-12(18) Dripsey 3 – 8(17) Replay
Aghinagh 1 – 10 Canovee 0 – 9
Final: Aghinagh v Kilmurry in Macroom, 14th September.(prov.)
Kilmurry 2-6 Dripsey 1-9
Dripsey came from behind to earn a draw with the last two points of this close Mid Cork semi final at a damp Coachford. Kilmurry opened the scoring from a Jonjasthan Buckley free, Gary Murphy ignited Dripsey woth a smashing goal after five minutes , Joe Ryan had a goal in reply for Kilmurry soon after. Points were twice exchanged as Kilmurry stayed in front but in the 27th minute Gary Murphy pointed a '45' for Dripsey to level matters at half time at 1-3 each. Gary Murphy and Jonathan Buckley swapped points on the resumption, Finbarr Crowley and David O'Sullivan did likewise to keep the sides level after 40 minutes. John Carey put Dripsey in front in the 44th minute but three minutes later Daniel Cahalane, James White and Padraig Berhanu were involved in a move which finished with Greg Barrett punching the cross to the Dripsey net. Gary Murphy pointed for Dripsey in reply but Joseph Ryan then pointed a 52nd minute Kilmurry free to keep his side two points clear. Six minutes from time Gary Murphy pointed a free for Dripsey and a superb Mark O'Sullivan point from play in the 58th minute gave Dripsey a second chance.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonald: Liam Long, Kevin Barrett, Michael Kelleher: Adam Healy, David O'Leary, William Barrett: James White, Greg Barrett: Dave McCarthy, Finbarr Crowley, Dave O'Halloran: Joseph Ryan, Jonathan Buckley, Pádraig Berhanu. Subs: Eoin Barrett, Daniel Cahalane, and Alan O'Sullivan.
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, Aidan Buckley: Dave Buckley, David O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan.
Replay: Kilmurry 2 – 12 Dripsey 3 – 8

There was a sensational ending to this replay at Coachford. Kilmurry were leading by 2-11 to 0-7, a ten point margin, with three minutes left on the clock and spectators were making their way to the exit after a game controlled by Kilmurry. In the 58th minute Dave O'Sullivan side stepped two Kilmurry defenders and planted the ball in the Kilmurry net – a deserved reward one felt for the perseverance of a Dripsey side who had been largely outplayed but who would not give up. Kilmurry went up the field and Jonathan Buckley kicked over a point in reply as if to emphasise his side's superiority. Down the field came Dripsey and Stevie Murray fed through to John Carey who parted to David O'Sullivan and bang - the ball was in the Kilmurry net once again, 2-12 to 2-7 now. From the kick out Dripsey got possession and returned to the attack and unbelievably the move ended with Gary Murphy firing in a rocket to the Kilmurry net and the lead was down to two points as the game went into injury time. A minute later Gary Murphy pointed a free for Dripsey who were now totally dominant. In the 63rd minute an attack featuring Diarmuid O'Riordan and John Carey ended with Kilmurry scrambling away the ball for a '45' and as Gary Murphy prepared to kick he knew that this was the final act of the drama. The kick was difficult, nearer to the sideline than the centre and the ball went well wide of the post to be followed by the final whistle which brought relief to the bewildered Kilmurry men and their supporters. A goal from Greg Barrett in the 11th; minute gave Kilmurry the edge in the first half and they led by 1-6 to 0-4 at half time. Jonathan Buckley 0-4, Joe Ryan and Dave O'Halloran were the Kilmurry point scorers with the Dripsey scores coming from Gary Murphy (0-2), Barry Galvin and Aidan Buckley. Gary Murphy had a point for Kilmurry on the restart but Daniel Cahalane had a goal for Kilmurry in the 33rd minute, Greg Barrett added a point and Kilmurry were in the driving seat. Two Gary Murphy points were matched by points from Cahalane and Finbarr Crowley and Joe Ryan's point from a free in the 53rd minute left Kilmurry leading by nine points. Jonathan Buckley added a further point to the tally before the Dripsey revival commenced and there was more drama in the final few minutes than in the all the time that preceded them
Kilmurry: Jason McDonald: Liam Long, Kevin Barrett, Adam Healy: Dave O'Halloran, David O'Leary, William Barrett: James White, Dave McCarthy: Daniel Cahalane, Finbarr Crowley, Pádraig Berhanu: Joe Ryan, Greg Barrett, Jonathan Buckley. Subs: Eoin Barrett, Alan O'Sullivan.
Dripsey: Ray Moynihan: Daniel Buckley, Robert Daly, Sean Murphy: John Carey, Conor Hayes, Stevie Murray: Mark O'Sullivan, Aidan Murray: Barry Galvin, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Aidan Buckley; David Buckley, Gary Murphy, David O'Sullivan. Subs: Michael O'Riordan, Thomas Ahearne.
Referee: Mr. Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.

Junior B Football Championship

Quarter Finals
Gleann na Laoi 1-8 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0-23
Donoughmore 0-8 Naomh Abán 2-13
Aghabullogue Ballincollig
Iveleary Kilmurry

Semi Finals: BAG v N Abán

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Cill na Martra GAA Campa Samhraidh © Joan Mcloughlin

Rebel Óg East – Minor A Football Championship

Cill na Martra 3-7 Macroom 2-9

Cill na Martra had a narrow win over Macroom in the Rebel Óg East, 'A' Football championship semi final at Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh after a thrilling contest of swaying fortunes. The winning score for Cill na Martra came in the 59th minute when corner back Donagh O'Riordan was up in attack to sweep on to a loose ball and lash to the net from close range to turn defeat into victory. Macroom had a very poor start to this game and Cill na Martra were leading by 1-2 to nil after six minutes, Seán Ó Croinín having a point after the throw in and following up with a 5th minute goal to which Danny Ó Duinnín added a further point. Cathal O'Riordan then pointed a free for Macroom but Cill na Martra added two further points per Tadhg Ó Corcora and Damnien Ó hUrdail and Macroom were being stretched to contain the opposition. A brilliant goal from Don Creedon for Macroom in the 16th minute sparked Macroom to life and they put in a great second quarter. Blake O'Gorman, Cathal O'Riordan and Don Creedon all had a point apiece and at half time the gap was down to 1-5 to 1-4 and Macroom were beginning to play well. This Macroom improvement continued after the break. Don Creedon punched an equalising point in the first minute, and two minutes later, after a Don Creedon shot was blocked, Robert Healy was on hand to gather the loose ball, side step Ky Salib the 'keeper and slot to the net to put Macroom a goal clear. Don Creedon added a point and then another and Macroom were contesting with great spirit all over the field. Cill na Martra rallied and a point at the three quarter stage from Asnthony Ó Cuana was followed by a goal in the 49th minute from Danny Ó Duinnín to leave Macroom only a point in front, 2-7 to 2-6 now. Back came Macroom, Cathal O'Riordan pointed a free and then Alan Quinn did likewise to open up a one goal lead. Macroom then lost a great chance of increasing the lead further and instead had to concede a free which yielded a Cill na Martra point from a Damien Ó hUrdail free at the other end in the 55th minute. Macroom goalkeeper Declan Kiely made a terrific save to deny Cill na Martra in the 56th minute but a minute from time could do nothing to stop a Donagh Ó Riordáin blast from five yards range which was the winner for Cill na Martra.
Cill na Martra: Kyrillos Salib: Eoin Ó Céilleachair, Gearóid Ó Goilí, Donagh Ó Riordáin: James Anysley, Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Padraig Ó Criodáin: Tadhg Ócorcora, Anthony Ó Cuana: Gearóid Ó Faoláin, Damien Ó hUrdail, Seán Ó Croinín: Dean MacCarthaigh, Danny Ó Duinnin, Ciaran Ó Duinnín.
Macroom: Declan Kiely: Olan O'Mahony, Kevin O'Dwyer, Brian McMahon: Blake O'Gorman, Jack Cronin, Paul O'Farrell: Alan Quinn, Eoin Walsh: Tommy Condon, Don Creedon, Ethan O'Gorman: Cathal O'Riordan, Chris Foskett, Robert Healy. Subs: Brendan O'Sullivan, Craig Ronan
Referee: Mr Dave McCarthy, Kilmurry.

County Premier 2 Minor Hurling

Aghabullogue 2-20(26) 'Shandrum 4-11 (23)

A thrilling contest at Mallow ended with Aghabullogue scoring the final four points to emerge victors by three points in the quarter finals of the county Premier 2 championship. All four points came from the stick of Mathew Bradley who finished with a personal tally of 1-12, 0-5 of which came from frees. Aghabullogue were on top in the first half and led by 2-11 to 1-5 at the break, their goals coming from Bradley and Ian BarryMurphy. On the resumption, 'Shandrum went on the offensive and playing some terrific hurling were level by the 48th minute on a 2-14 to 3-11 scoreline. Aghabullogue went back in front with two Mathew Bradley points but 'Shandrum got in for a fourth goal to take the lead, 4-11 to 2-16 now. Aghabullogue were up for the challenge and finished with four unanswered points to advance to the semi final.

Aghabullogue: Shane Tarrant: Niall BarryMurphy, Dermot O'Callaghan, Seán Furey; Tadgh Corkery, Killian Cooney, John Lynch: Greg Long (0-2), Seán Dineen: Billy Casey (0-2), Ian BarryMurphy (1-2, 0-1f), Mathew Bradley (1-12, 0-5f): Denis Desmond, Daniel Dineen (0-2), Christopher Duggan. Subs: Seán Lane, Aodhán Healy and Paul Ring.

Rebel Óg East Minor A Hurling

Inniscarra 2-13 Kiltha Óg 0-14

Inniscarra are through to the semi final stage of the East region championship after this win at Ballinlough. Inniscarra were on top from early on, had a four point lead before Kiltha scored and were 0-10 to 0-8 in front at the break. In the 36th minute a goal from Andrew McCarthy gave Inniscarra a major boost and they were never in trouble thereafter. A late goal from Craig Bennett was the icing on the cake.

Inniscarra: Stephen Horgan: Conor Barrett, John O'Donoghue, Brian O'Mahony: Michael Burke, Sean O'Donoghue (0-3 frees), Keith Browne: Stephen Dornan, Declan Hyland (0-1): Darragh Lynch, Andrew McCarthy (1-0), Seán Cronin (0-2): Dylan O'Sullivan (0-5frees), Pádraig O'Donoghue (0-1), Tomás O'Connor 0-4. Subs: Michael Coleman, John Stanton, Craig Bennett (1-1), Altan O'Connell, Shane Fitzgibbon.

Laochra Óg

Camp 4 Champs took place recently in the training field in Tierbeg. The weather was good overall and everyone had a great time. Coaches who took part across the three days were Alan Cadogan (Cork), Shane McGrath and his brother Dara (Tipperary), Conor Lehane (Cork), Carthrach Keane, Fionn Keane, Eoin Kelly , Cian Healy, Trevor Horgan, Mikey Cahalane, Brian (Bud) Hartnett, Gearóid Ó'Luasa, Daniel McSweeney, Ann O'Connell, Mary Anne Healy, John Nash, Pat Healy, Conor Healy, Hugh O'Shea, Michael Healy, Joe O'Leary, Dónal Casey, Evan Casey and Liam Slattery. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make the camp happen. Thank you to club sponsors Michael and Nora McCarthy, Glenview Motors.
Family Fundraising Quiz took place in the Bell Inn in Clondrohid and was well supported with lots of prizes in the raffle, lots of food and facepainting. Thanks to everyone who helped to organise the event and also those who helped out on the day. Thanks to Angela McCarthy, Bell Inn for hosting the event.
The Junior "B" hurlers met Ballinora at Kilmichael in the Mid Cork Junior B championship Throughout the game there was little between the sides and Laochra Óg won by a point 0-10 to 1-6.
Junior "B" hurlers played Iveleary at Inchigeela. The teams were level a couple of times during the game but towards the end Iveleary got on top and won by five points. The U11's hurlers played Crosshaven in Crosshaven. Laochra were missing a few players but managed to put in a strong effort and won out at the end. Congratulations to club member Brian Corcoran who recently won the Gaeltacht Novice "D" road bowling competition in Ballyvourney, representing Clondrohid Bowling Club. Brian also took part in the U17's Cork Hurling Development Squad who took part in the intercounty hurling blitz at the weekend. His team won outright on the day. Everyone in Laochra Óg hurling club wish him the best for the future.


Cork 1-9 Wexford 1-9

Cork 1-15 Wexford 0-08

Cork are now firmly focussed on their first All Ireland senior camogie title since 2009 as, second time out, they decisively defeated Wexford at Walsh Park, Waterford on August 30. They now face Kilkenny for a record 11th All Ireland final and hope for a repeat result of their last final meeting when they defeated the Cats and won the O'Duffy Cup five years ago.
First time round, at Semple Stadium, a dramatic injury time goal from Wexford's Una Leacy earned the Leinster side a replay on a scoreline, Cork 1-9 Wexford 1-9. The six yellow cards issued by Alan Lagrue bore testament to the competitiveness and intensity of that game. It was 1-3 to 0-3 at the break. Six points for each side in the second half left Cork with the same advantage until Leacy made her dramatic intervention.
But, in the replay, Cork's display of defensive tenacity and long range point-taking left Wexford with no answer. Una Leacy, the substitute who saved Wexford in the drawn game, was on from the start and her side raced into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after five minutes, Cork's opening point coming from Orla Cotter. But, despite playing against a stiff breeze, Cork weathered the Wexford storm. Their pace up front began to trouble Wexford and a point from Katriona Mackey in the 13th minute was followed just a minute later by a stunning goal from the corner forward. Three Cotter frees against a solitary Wexford reply gave Cork what looked like a commanding four point lead approaching the break, but three quick-fire Wexford points in injury time suddenly gave the game a different complexion again and just a solitary point lead, 1-5 to 0-7.
Cork completely dominated the final half hour, sweeping over seven unanswered points before Wexford raised their sole white flag of the half. Julia White, Orla Cotter, set up by the outstanding Briege Corkery, (Player of the Match) goalkeeper Aoife Murray from long range with a massive free, and Cotter again stretched the lead to five points with ten minutes of normal time remaining. Corkery, Jennifer O'Leary and Mackey all added to the lead. Cotter pointed a free; Mackey lofted over a beautiful effort and Cotter bookended the scoring with the final point, giving the Rebels a ten point victory and a place in the final on September 14.
Scorers for Cork: O Cotter 0-8 (4f), K Mackey 1-3, A Murray, J White, B Corkery, J O'Leary 0-1 each.
Cork: Aoife Murray, Joanne O'Callaghan, Anna Geary, Laura Treacy, Eimear O'Sullivan, Gemma O'Connor, Pamela Mackey, Rena Buckley, Aisling Thompson, Jennifer O'Leary, Angela Walsh, Briege Corkery, Julia White, Orla Cotter, Katriona Mackey. Subs: Amy O'Connor for White (53m), Joanne Casey for Buckley (56m), Denise Cronin for Walsh (61m).
Lee Valley players in the Cork panel include Briege Corkery, Rena Buckley, Aoife Murray and Joanne O'Callaghan.

Camogie – Cork County Championships

Senior – Cloughduv, Inniscarra, Ballincollig
Round 1

A Glen Rovers 1-8 CLOUGHDUV 1-8

B Douglas 0-6 Milford 1-10

C INNISCARRA 0-9 St Catherines 1-10

D BALLINCOLLIG 1-9 Killeagh 1-9

E Ballinhassig 3-8 Courcey Rovers 1-11

F St Finbarr's 3-16 Barryroe 0-10

Losers Round Losing Clubs from Round 1

Round 2 Two teams to be drawn from winners of Round 1 + Winners of Losers Round
Senior B Championship –Two teams to qualify from each Section.
Section A Mallow, Fr O'Neill's, Timoleague, AGHABULLOGUE, Clonakilty
Section B –Ballygarvan, Valley Rovers, Carrigaline, ÉIRE ÓG.
Semi Finals: Winners of Section A V Runners up Section B. Winners of Section B V Runners up Section A. Final: 21st Sept or 28th September

Junior B Championship: Two team to qualify from each Section for Semi Finals. Section A:

Charleville, St Finbarr's, St Catherine's, BALLINCOLLIG, Ballinascarthy. Section B: Glen Rovers, Carrigaline, CLOUGHDUV, INNISCARRA, Bride Rovers. Semi Finals: Winners of Section D V Winners of Section B. Winners of Section C V Winners of Section A. Final: 20-09-2014

Junior C Championship –Two Teams to qualify from each section. Section A :Valley Rovers, Courcey Rovers, Ballinora, Blarney, Banteer.
Section B Millstreet , Ballyhea, Castlelyons, Carrigtwohill
Section C St Fanahans, Killeagh, Cobh, Buttevant

Minor Championship Draws.

Evening Echo Minor A Championship

A Killeagh v Sarsfields

B Cloughduv v Glen Rovers

C Milford/ Ballyhea v Douglas

D Courcey Rovers v Blackrock

Evening Echo Minor B Championship

A Newtownshandrum v Ballincollig

B Cillard v Carrigaline

C St Finbarr's v Eire Og

D Ballinhassig v Aghbullogue

E Fr O Neills v Brian Dillon's

F Enniskeane v Inniscarra

G Kilbrittan / Timoleague v Ballygarvan

H Sliabh Rua v Valley Rovers

Evening Echo Minor C Championship

A St Catherine's v Blarney

B Barryroe v Millstreet

C Youghal v Tracton

D Ballinora v Carrigtwohill

E Charleville v Bishopstown

F Na Piarsaigh v St Vincent's

G Clonakilty/ St Colm's v Cobh

Evening Echo Minor D Championship Teams

Bride Rovers, Castlyons, Banteer, Ballinascarty, Newcestown.

Ladies Football

Cork dual players have a busy time ahead. Lee Valley stars, Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley are engaged in both camogie and football at senior level over the coming weeks. Briege, Rena and Angela Walsh helped defeat Wexford in the senior camogie semi-final replay in Waterford last Saturday, with Briege giving a Player of the Match performance. They will meet Kilkenny in the All Ireland final in Croke Park on September 14.
But in the meantime, they must prepare to meet Armagh at 4p.m. at a venue yet to be decided on Saturday next, September 6 in the Senior Football semi-final, with Cork seeking their 9th All Ireland title in 10 outings. In the quarter final, Cork defeated Mayo 1-15 to 0-09. While Cork never hit the high notes, it wasn't asked of them and they still had more than enough class and experience to take an easy win. At the end of a disappointing first half, Cork led by 0-07 to 0-04, having battled into the wind. Mayo were just a point behind early in the second half when their leading scorer, Cora Staunton, kicked two points to give them the lead. This spurred Cork into action and they put over four points without reply, three from Valerie Mulcahy. Player of the match, Rena Buckley, was also on target and while Mayo responded with two further points, to cut the deficit back to three, Cork stepped on the gas again to win by a convincing margin.
Cork: Martina O'Brien; Róisín Phelan, Angela Walsh (0-01), Brid Stack; Vera Foley, Deirdre O'Reilly, Geraldine O'Flynn (0-01f); Rena Buckley (0-1), Briege Corkery; Annie Walsh, Ciara O'Sullivan (0-01), Orlagh Farmer; Valerie Mulcahy (0-07, 5f), Grace Kearney, Emma Farmer (0-01). Subs: Orla Finn for E Farmer (40), Aisling Barrett for Foley (44), E Scally (1-0) for Kearney (48), Nollaig Cleary (0-01) for Mulcahy (52), Anne Marie Walsh for O Farmer (0-02) (54).
Lee Valley players in the Cork panel include Briege Corkery, captain, Rena Buckley, Vera Foley, Aisling Barrett and E. Scally.

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Briege Corkery, Cork dual player and Player of the Match in the All Ireland Senior Camogie semi-final replay . © Lee Valley Outlook

Ladies Football Cork County Championships

Senior - Group 1

Inch Rovers 1-10 St Val's 0-5, St Val's 0-20 Mourneabbey 1-11, Mourneabbey 0-12 Inch Rovers 0-8.

Senior - Group 2

Donoughmore v Eire Óg. Clonakilty 0-9 St Mary's 5-12

Round 2 Eire Óg 2-15 Clonakilty 2-9, Donoughmore 1-6 St Mary's 0-12

Round 3 St Marys 2-14 Eire Óg 0-12, Clonakilty V Donoughmore

Senior - Group 3 Rosscarbery, Boherbue, Bride Rovers. Final: 6th Oct or 12th Oct.

Danielle Forde Memorial Blitz 2014

On the 23rd August a panel of U10 Eire Óg ladies football players travelled to Donoughmore in an attempt to retain the Danielle Forde Perpetual Cup. The sun came out & shone all day for the blitz. The girls played Nemo Rangers (A draw 2-0 to 2-0), then Ballyphehane (winning 5-2 to 1-2) & finally Donoughmore (winning 3-3 to 1-1), in the qualifying games. Eire Óg won the group and went on to play Carrigaline in the semi-final, winning this game 3-3 to 2-0. The final was a repeat of the last 2 years, with Eire Óg playing Naomh Abán. The girls gave 20 minutes of nail biting football with a game of great skill, working as a team from the first minute to the final whistle. The Danielle Forde Perpetual Cup was going back to Éire Óg for a second consecutive year with a final score, Éire Óg 4-2, Naomh Abán 0-3. Well done to all the girls who gave 110% on the day. They played great as a team and gave their parents & supporters a great day of football.
Éire Óg: Abi Mullins, Ciara O'Brien, Colleen Murphy, Edel Sheehan, Emily Barry-Murphy, Grainne O'Mahony, Leah Hayes, Maeve O'Callaghan, Maria O'Donovan, Megan Sheehan, Molly O'Sullivan, Muire Sweeney, Niamh O'Shea, Olivia Hanlon, Orlaith Cahalane, Sadbh McGolderick (Capt.) Sara Sheehan & Shauna Sheehan.

Canovee G.A.A.

Result: August 30th, under 12 league final, Canovee 1.14 St. Colman's 2.07
Canovee 2.13 Whitechurch 4.03

On August 23rd, Canovee played Whitechurch in the u16B football championship in perfect conditions in Whitechurch. Canovee had a disastrous start and found themselves behind by 1.01 after two minutes but they slowly got on top, helped by points from Darra Cronin, Mark Walsh, Daniel O'Driscoll and Denis Murphy and led at half time by 0.09 to 1.02 . Further points by David O'Keeffe and a Gavin Hickey 45 kept Canovee ahead. Then, against the run of play, Whitechurch scored two goals in a minute to draw level. However, Canovee with two well worked goals from Darra Cronin and Mark Walsh, were back in control and a great Walsh point finished their scoring while Whitechurch replied with a late goal. This Canovee team played with great spirit, with young Noel Browne making some great saves including a penalty. Cormac O'Driscoll and Neil Kirk were very safe in defence while Gavin Hickey put in a good hour at midfield.
Team: Noel Browne .Ian Moran ,Cormac O'Driscoll .Eoin Lehane ,Sean Browne, Neil Kirk, Eoin O'Connell , Denis Murphy .Gavin Hickey, David O'Keeffe . Mark Walsh, David Carroll ,Daniel O'Driscoll ,Darra Cronin, Shane Riordan. Scorers M Walsh 1.06, D Cronin 1.03. ,D O'Driscoll G Hickey, D O'Keeffe, D Murphy,0.01.
Canovee 1-14 St. Colman's 2-7.
On August 30th Canovee played St. Colman's at Ballinora in the under 12 A league final. Canovee played against the wind in the first half. St. Colman's led at half time, 1-7 to 0-5 with Eoin Moynihan, Colm McCarthy, Jason Riordan and Connor O'Neill getting on the score sheet. In the final ten minutes Canovee staged a remarkable comeback. A goal from Conor O'Neill put them ahead and two further points gave them a four point victory. The trophy was presented to delighted Canovee captain, Brian McNabola.
Panel:James Hennessy, Dyan Delaney, Conor Higgins, Tim O Connor, Odhran O Driscoll, Tomas Og Twomey, Brian McNabola, Eoin Moynihan, Jason Riordan, Connor O Neill, Colm Mccarthy, Conor Dodd, Niall Mahony, Daniel Browne, Jason Walsh, Daire Leahy, Thomas Crowley, Darragh Moynihan, Diarmuid Nolan.

Macroom Soccer

Cork AUL 2014/15 season has started with both Macroom A and B having played a number of times already. The first competition for Macroom A each season is the Mossie Linnane League Cup. All four group games have been played and although Macroom have exited the competition, the games have seen a gradual improvement for the squad which has many new faces this season. Kilreen Celtic provided tough opposition on the opening day and it was a win for the city side on a 4-0 scoreline. Next up it was a home tie against Innishvilla, in which a bizarre own goal gave the visitors the victory in a very tight encounter. Macroom then travelled to Glanmire to take on Blarney St. Athletic and came away with a creditable 3-3 draw, Stephen Crowley, Barry O' Donnell and Dec O' Riordan on target. The final group game was a home tie against local rivals, Coachford. This was another even game but goals from Anthony O' Donoghue and Dec O' Riordan gave Macroom a 2-1 victory and provided evidence of much improvement from the opening game. Macroom A take on Coachford B in the AOH Cup this coming Sunday (Carrigadrohid 3pm kick off) with the Premier A league due to commence the following weekend.
Macroom B were straight into Division 3 league action and have done extremely well thus far. First up was a trip to Midleton to take on St. John Bosco's. In terrible weather conditions, Macroom took all three points with goals from Darren Kelly and Barry Kelleher sealing a 2-1 win. Afton Villa were the first visitors to the Town Park and the home side were in flying form, recording a 4-1 victory. On target on this occasion were Barry Fitzgerald, Jerry Kelleher, Liam Lynch and Barry Healy. Macroom entertained Ard na Laoi on Saturday last and will be disappointed not to have taken all three points. First half goals from Barry Healy and Darren Kelly had Macroom in a commanding half time lead. However, Ard na Laoi responded with two goals, to force a draw. With seven points out of a possible nine though, it represents an excellent start for Macroom B. Next up is an AOH Cup tie away to Rathcoole Rovers on Saturday @ 3pm.

Youths League: The Youths started their league campaign with an excellent 3 - 2 win away over Greenwood. Robert Healy, Don Creedon and Mark Corrigan scored the goals in what was a fine team performance.

U11 Division 2 Richmond 2 Macroom 3
The under 11's staged a great comeback against Richmond after falling 2-0 behind early in the game. Macroom then conceded a penalty which was expertly saved by Dylan O' Riordan. After neat work by Mark Hunt, Ryan Leahy popped up at the back post to get Macroom back in the game. And with ten minutes to go Leahy got Macroom level with a great strike from distance. Late in the game Daire McMahon side stepped his man and fired the winner beyond the Richmond keeper. Best on the day were Robert Lucey, Thomas Morgan, Mark Hunt, Ryan Leahy and Daire McMahon.

U13 League Macroom 3 Youghal Utd 3

The Under 13 side had a thrilling draw in their league opener at home to Youghal Utd. The visitors went ahead early on against the run of play but Macroom hit back on sixteen minutes. Great work by Conor Murphy set up David Hunt. His shot was saved but Daniel Cotter was on hand to finish off the rebound.The second half started at a very fast pace with Macroom getting some great possession on the wings with Steven O Donoghue and Patrick Barry linking up well. The home side took the lead on forty minutes with Steven O'Donoghue finishing excellently after a great ball by Hunt. The lead did not last long with some loose defending allowing Youghal to equalise. And the visitors regained the lead with seven minutes remaining after Macroom failed to deal with a long ball. The home side showed great determination and deep in injury time, ace marksman Cotter worked his way superbly through the Youghal defence to grab the equaliser with literally the last kick of the game. Great performances from Patrick Barry, Daniel Cotter and Cormac Buckley. Next up is a tough away fixture to Everton, on Sept 13th.

Under 14 League Everton 0 Macroom 1

The U14's got off to a good start with a hard fought 1-0 win over Everton at Togher. The opening half was very even, with both defences well on top.. Macroom started to get on top in the second half and after good work down the right by Mateusz Juszczak, Dylan Twomeys' neat finish was ruled out for offside. The away side broke the deadlock soon after when Caelum Lynch received the ball just outside the box. Lynch shot early to the roof of the net for the only goal of the game. Everton put a lot of pressure on in the last ten minutes but the Macroom defence dealt admirably with the threat. Best for Macroom were Chris O'Connell, Jack O'Riordan and Caleum Lynch. Macroom are at home to Corinthian Boys in the league next Sunday morning and this promises to be another difficult tie.

All at Macroom F.C. would like to congratulate Peter Burns on winning the All Ireland Road Bowling Championships in Westport, Co. Mayo last weekend. This is an absolutely superb achievement by Peter and every plaudit that is sure to follow is richly deserved.

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Marian O'Callaghan presents the President's Prize to winner, Declan Bowen . On left, Mr. Tim O'Callaghan, President Macroom Golf Club © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Gents' Club
Results: 21st/22nd Aug. 1st Tony O'Riordan 27 Macroom 47pts. 2nd Conor Doyle 13 Lee Valley 43pts. Noel O'Sullivan 16 Macroom 41 pts.
Tornier Championship of the Course. Winner Aiden Kelleher. Runner-Up Ian Wiseman.
Weekend Singles 23rd-24th Aug. 1st John Neville 22 42 pts. 2nd Jimmy Nolan 10 41 pts. 3rd Aiden Kelleher 11 39 pts.
26/08/2014 Seniors Scramble : Jim Nolan 9. Fr Gerry 18. Don McMahon 20. 44.3.
28th August. Thursday Singles: Martin Dineen 20 38pts.
30th August. Open Singles. Tony O'Riordan 23 43 pts. Pat Crowley 18 40 pts. Brendan Madden 11 40 pts.
31st August. Monthly Medal: Gary Moloney 15 66. Jim Nyhan 12 66. Ronan Brett 17 67.
Fixture: Club Fund Raising Classic, sponsored by Auld Triangle, Macroom/ The Darby Arms, Ballincollig. Friday 19th / Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st September. One score to count everywhere, plus three scores at the 9th & 18th. €20 per person (includes €5 voucher for bar/restaurant). Timesheets now open. www.macroomgolfclub.com (026) 41072.

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Prizewinners at Ladies President's Prize event at Macroom G.C. Included are President, Christina Cronin; Captain, Maura Forde and Frances Wood, winner. © O'Sullivan Photo, Macroom

Ladies Club
Sun 24th & Wed 27th 18H S/F. Winner M.Buckley (19) 37pts. On B/9. 2nd B. O'Shea. (10) 37pts. 3rd E. Healy (11) 35pts
Sat.30th August Lady President, Mrs Christina Cronin's Prize. Winner F. Wood (16) 70 net. 2nd B. McGrath (14) 71 net On B/9. Best Gross B.O'Shea (10) 82 gross. Silver 1st M. C O'Brien (19) 72 net. Bronze 1st E. Kelly (22) 71net 2nd G. Galvin (12) 73net 2nd. E. O'Leary (24) 73net. 3rd E. Healy (11) 73net 3rd. N. O'Brien (22) 73net. 4th. N. O'Sullivan (28) 73net 5th D. Barry (22) 74 net. Silver Front 9 M. Buckley (19) 35.5 Bronze. Front 9 M. Forde's (24) 36. Back 9 K. Horgan (19) 35.5 Back 9 J. Healy (30) 36.

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Joe Portley (right), Director Global Manufacturing, Tornier, sponsors, presenting the Championship of the Course trophy to winner, Aidan Kelleher. Also included, Tim O'Callaghan, President Macroom Golf Club and Jom Nolan, Captain.  © Lee Valley Outlook


The first final at Murray's Social Bowling Club commences on Sunday at 5.00pm and it will put Noel Crowley Carraigdrohid against Ballinagree's Anthony Bradley in the Stephen O'Connor Memorial Cup. The late Stephen O'Connor from Masseytown was one of the original founders of Bol Cumann na hÉireann. The Donal O'Callaghan cup final is between the veteran Leo Hughes of Macroom and PJ Herlihy of Clondrohid. Before this is the long shot competition. The two other finals are on the following Sunday and the long shot will again be on before this. The trophies will be presented at a social in Murray's on Saturday the 27th at 9.00pm. The Club wishes to congratulate Peter Burns on winning the Novice C All Ireland Bowling Championship in Westport. Well done to Peter!