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Macroom Food Festival, September 26, 27, 28 © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Donoughmore Fundraising coffee night Thurs. Sept. 18, community centre, Stuake, 7pm - 9pm.
Culture Night Cork County Fri. Sept. 19th
Culture Night Fri. Sept. 19 at the Ionad Cultúrtha, featuring Aisling Gheal.
Macroom Golf Club Classic Sept. 19th - 21st
Ionad Cultúrtha, Music Network 20th Sept.@ 8.30
Aghabullogue Parish Mission Sept. 20th to 26th
Coachford Tidy Towns A.G.M. on Mon. Sept. 22 at 8.00pm at Community House, Coachford.
Coachford Foróige8.30pm
Macroom Food Festival28
Daonscoil an Fhómhair5 Deireadh Fómhair.
Trasna na nGleannta cycle, Sun. 5th Oct. from Kilnamartyra GAA grounds at 9am.
Kilmichael Ambush: opening of restored and enhanced ambush site on Sun. 12th Oct. at 2.30 pm.

Macroom Food Festival Sept. 26 – 28

Fri. 26.
7p.m. Official Opening at Riverside Park Hotel
7.30 p.m. An Artisan Affair at Riverside Park Hotel

Sat. 27.
1p.m. Food Fancy Dress in G.A.A. Pavilion.
2p.m. Puppet Show in Briery Gap
1.30p.m. – 5p.m. Live Street Music
2 – 9p.m Taste Trail.
5 – 7.30p.m. International Food Flavours
6p.m. Cake Decoration at No 57 Gourmet Kitchen
7.30p.m. Masterchef Demo at Castle Hotel
8.30p.m. Cheese and Wine Tasting at Castle Hotel.
8.30p.m. Declan O'Rourke in Briery Gap

Sun. 28
11a.m. – 6p.m. Artisan Food Market
11a.m. – 6 p.m. Carousel and Kids Rides.
1p.m. – 4. 30p.m. Schools Cook Out
2p.m. Magic Show
3p.m. Army Band Recital
4p.m. Street Theatre Extravaganza

Macroom Library:

Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3 – 7 year olds
Colouring competition for Food Festival before Thurs. Sept. 25th
Puppet show in Briery Gap on Sat. Sept. 27th at 2p.m.
Adult Book Club: Wed. Oct. 1 at 11.30a.m. .
Purlies Thurs. Oct. 2 at 11a.m.
Gramophone Circle: Mon. Oct. 13. 11a.m.
Bridge Club Wed. Sept. 24 at 11a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte: Mon. Sept. 29 at 11.30a.m.
Art Exhibition: paintings by Canovee 'Circle of Friends' during September.

Briery Gap:
Culture Night – 19th Sept. at 8.00pm
Breakfast at Tiffany's: 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: Oct. 26.

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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Some of the attendance at Macroom Food Festival 2013. © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Food Fair

The organisers of Macroom Food Fair, September 26 – 28, promise visitors a great weekend of Food Demonstrations, exquisite tasting menus, taste trails, family food, cheese and wine tasting, street entertainment and lots of music and fun for everyone and a massive artisan food market on Sunday 28.
The Official Opening of the Food Fair is at 7pm in The Riverside Park Hotel, on Friday 26. This includes the launch of Youthreach's recipe book, Flour of Macroom. It is followed by An Artisan Affair at 7.30p.m. This feast for food lovers starts with a Prosecco Reception, followed by a 12 course banquet in which Macroom's finest eateries and producers are coming together to host an evening of exquisite foods and flavours. The evening will celebrate both local excellent food producers and exquisite artisan produce. Each course will be prepared by a different local chef or producer and will showcase the vast array of foods and flavours our locality has to offer. It will include music and dancing. Tickets for this event were immediately snapped up and you will be very lucky if you can locate a spare one now.
Children will have a ball on Saturday. There's a Food Fancy Dress at 1pm. Come dressed as your favourite food. Entries will be judged at the GAA Pavilion at 1pm. This will be followed by a parade to the Briery Gap for prize giving on stage before the beginning of a Puppet Show, tickets €2. Free entry to the puppet show for those in costume! Great fun for all the kids.
Saturday's programme highlights the Taste Trail. Local artisan foods will be served up by the producers wherever you see the 'Taste Trail' sign and 'Taste Trail' balloons. You can buy tickets for €3 each at Taste Trail venues or the information kiosk at the town centre and follow the map on the ticket. Early Birds' Taste Trail runs from 2–5pm and participants are located at Church Lane Restaurant, Vaughan's Café, Next Door Café, T.P. Cotters, No. 57 Gourmet Kitchen, Clancy's Fresh Fish, Kieran Hartnett Butchers, and Golden's Bar. Night Owl's Taste Trail runs from 7–9pm and locations are The Castle Hotel, Dineen's Bar and Murray's Bar. Each ticket can be redeemed for one food sample.
There will be Live Street Music from 1:30–5pm. Music groups JP & Fitzy, The Piano Man and Buttons & Strings will play in 3 locations around the town centre.
International Food Flavours will prevail from 5–7:30pm when a variety of foods from different countries will be available for tasting in the Square. There will be music & fun for all the family. Entry is free but donations towards running costs will be welcome!
Ballymaloe trained chef, Ellen O' Leary will hold a Cake Decorating Masterclass at 6pm in No. 57 Gourmet Kitchen. She will provide tips & tricks on how to create a beautiful occasion cake. Tickets €5. Diana Dodog, Masterchef Ireland Winner 2014, will give a Masterchef Demo at 7.30pm at The Castle Hotel. Tickets €10. Cheese & Wine Tasting will be enjoyed at The Castle Hotel at 8.30pm. Entry €10. Enjoy a range of Irish speciality cheeses combined with a selection of fine wines from around the world. At 8:30pm also, the Briery Gap Theatre is delighted to welcome the hugely popular singer-songwriter, Declan O' Rourke to Macroom for one very special performance. Tickets €20.

Sunday is what it is all about, with the Artisan Food Market in full swing from 11 to 6pm. Tickle your taste buds at up to 50 fabulous local artisan food and drink stalls! A true showcase for the best food and drink Cork has to offer. The market stalls are run by the producers themselves, which provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn first-hand about the products on offer. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, while partaking of local foods with family and friends!
Students from Cork secondary schools will battle it out for the Macroom Food Festival 2014 Schools Cook-Out, sponsored by O'Connell fuels & Calor Kosangas, between 1 and 4.30 Sunday afternoon. Each student must create or modify a recipe for a dish of their choice, using only locally sourced produce.
There will be plenty of kids' entertainment throughout – face-painting, jugglers, stilt walkers, puppet shows and merry go round! But please note: While attending the play areas in the Town Square, adults should remain with their children. Carousel and Kids Rides run 11am – 6pm; a Magic Show will be on offer at 2pm. The Army Band of the Southern Command will play at 3pm and Cork Circus 'Street Theatre Extravaganza'Magic Show will be on at 4p.m.
The sponsors of Macroom Food Festival are Cork Co. Council, Lee Valley Enterprise Board, Macroom E, European Union, Local Enterprise Office, Macroom Credit Union, Pallas, Bullseye, Musgrave, Twomey Butchers, Calor Kosangas, abp, Munster Garden Sheds, O'Connell Fuels, Castle Hotel, C103, Danone Nutricia.

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Staff at the Carvery of the Castle Hotel, Macroom, celebrate their All Ireland win © Lee Valley Outlook

Castle has Top Irish Carvery

On September 10 'Dan Buckley's Bar' at the Castle Hotel, Macroom beat off stiff competition and was awarded Best Hotel Carvery in Munster & Ireland at The Grand Final of The Great Carvery Competition 2014. The prestigious awards, which are one of the largest in the country, are run on an annual basis by Unilever Food Solutions and are highly sought after by industry professionals. The Great Carvery Competition acknowledges Ireland and Northern Ireland's love of carvery, recognising the very best pub and hotel carveries that the island has to offer.
Castle Hotel owner, Don Buckley, said "The Great Carvery Awards are renowned for recognising and rewarding excellence within the Restaurant and Hospitality industry. It is a lovely surprise and wonderful credit for our team. Not only have we retained our Munster crown, but we have gone all the way this year and secured The All Ireland Title. It will spur us on in continuing to exceed customer expectations and we will proudly wear our title as the hotel with the best Carvery in Ireland. We strongly feel that carvery is something truly unique to Ireland and that we should be showcasing it as one of the Irish foodservice industry's unique selling points.
The Castle Hotel is no stranger to awards, having won last year's Munster title at The Great Carvery Awards. It was also voted No 5 in The Top 25 Hotels in Ireland by Trip Advisor in 2014. For further information on special offers, contact The Castle Hotel on 026-41074.

Traffic Problems in Macroom

With schools back in action and the new Aldi store open at Sleaveen East, traffic problems are further exacerbated in the town. It doesn't seem as if the new link road planned for commuters between St. Joseph's and St. Mary's and St. Colman's schools will be provided anytime soon since some of the land involved is in NAMA and so is not available for purchase. This means that parents needing to deliver children to the different schools have to use the N22 as a link road, creating further difficulties for Cork-Kerry commuters each morning and evening. With the disbandment of the Town Council, locals are left with no means of seeking to have the traffic regulated.

McEgan Updates

McEgan to celebrate PLC success. Both students and staff are eagerly anticipating the upcoming awards night at McEgan College. Over one hundred students will be graduating with a variety of level 5 and level 6 FETAC certificates. The majority of students have received distinctions and we look forward to celebrating their success on the 18th of September at 7pm. We will be joined on the night by special guest speakers, John Fitzgibbons and Pat O'Connell.
First Year Induction Trip : Starting 1st year in secondary school can be a nervous time for students. In order to ease this transition, the first year students in McEgan College went to Muckross National Park in Killarney for their Induction Trip. They enjoyed team building challenges and ice breaker games.

St. Mary's Updates

St. Mary's Secondary School, Macroom was recently visited by some of the students who achieved in excess of 550 points in Leaving Cert 2014. They are Sarah Horgan, Becky Hennigan, Sharon Mc Sweeney, Angela Crowley and Lucy Kelleher. Sarah will study Business and French in UL.; Becky, B.I.S. in UCC., Sharon, Accounting at C.I.T., Angela, Physiotherapy at U CD and Lucy, Veterinary Science at UCD.
Meanwhile, Mr. Cooke, Principal, and members of staff welcomed the new students to St. Mary's. They have started enthusiastically and already have joined the camogie, football and basketball clubs. They will have further opportunities during the years ahead to involve themselves in other activities such as choir, computers, Art society and cooking club. Go n-eírí libh a chailíní.

Macroom Library

As part of Macroom Food Festival we are hosting a puppet show in conjunction with The Briery Gap on Saturday 27th at 2p.m upstairs in the Theatre. And we are having a colouring competition! Entry forms can be collected from the library. The closing date is Thursday 25th so that we have time to get them all up on display for the Food Festival Weekend. Winners will be notified by phone.
Our first music morning of the season went very well, with Denis O'Callaghan presenting. He is a veteran presenter but it was his first trip to Macroom and he and we enjoyed it very much. The next session is on October 13th. There will be further details in the next issue. Our knitters, the Purlies, will meet next on Thursday 2nd October at 11.am. Their heritage display 'A Woodland Scene' a mix of crochet, knitting and needle felting, has been very much admired. Canovee Circle of Friends art exhibition closes on 27th September. These paintings got much well deserved praise too.
The Bookclub, which is unable to accept new members at the moment, will take place on Wednesday 1st October at 11.30 The book for discussion is 'A Kind of Intimacy' by Jenn Ashworth. The book for next month will be distributed at the meeting. Now is the time of year for night classes and we have a range of brochures here sent to us by various schools and colleges including McEgan and Ballincollig Community School.
Newspapers: We get The Examiner and The Irish Times daily and The Evening Echo on Tuesdays when we are open late until 7.30pm. The weekly papers we get are; The Corkman, The Southern Star and The Farmers Journal. Back issues are kept for about 3 months. Cork County Library and Arts Service is funded by Cork County Council and the Department of the Environment.

Briery Gap Programme


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. Written by Irish writer John McDwyer and directed by Michael Twomey (Cha and Miah, Unforgiven is a laugh a minute exposition of Irish rural life, where nothing is ever as it seems. P J awaits the death of his father so that he can marry his neighbour, Mary, and live happy ever after. His brother Seamie holds a watching brief while Mary seems unaware of PJ's plans for her. When the father dies, another brother arrives home from America and a colony of cats land amongst the pigeons in this uproarious comedy. Tickets €12, Concession €10
Paddy Casey – Saturday 1st November at 8.30pm
The Matchmaker – October 26 at 8.00pm. Tickets €20 Concessions €18


Breakfast at Tiffany's - Monday 22nd September. .

The Lunchbox – Wednesday 24th September, presented by Sullane Film Society at 8.30p.m. Admission €7. A rare mistake in Mumbai's famous lunch delivery system — in which wives cook meals that are then picked up by bicycle delivery men to transport, in their hundreds and thousands, to the correct office worker husbands in buildings all over the city — is the subject of a sad-eyed romance between two lonely people.

Noah – Monday 29th September at 8.30p.m. This biblical film shows a world ravaged by human sin. Noah, Russell Crowe, is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. Other Stars: Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins. Admission €4.

Sullane Film Society New Season: Ilo Ilo – Wednesday 8th October. Omar – Wednesday 22nd October. Before the Winter Chill - Wednesday 6th November. The Golden Dream – Wednesday 19th November. Films screen at 8.30pm. Admission €7

3 in a Row Bronze for Macroom in Tidy Towns

Macroom Tidy Towns Committee again had cause for rejoicing when the results of the 2014 national competition were announced. Despite ubiquitous traffic problems, the town increased its score by 4 marks to 303 but this time it was out of a possible 450 instead of the previous 400 marks on offer. Nevertheless, it was again awarded a Bronze Medal. Macroom is just 17 marks short of Kilkenny, the overall winner on 320. The town competes in the highly competitive Cork South Section D and only Ballincollig 311 and Kinsale 310 beat it in this category. Other Cork towns in the competition were Clonakilty 315, Bantry 307, Millstreet 297 and Bandon 286. Local villages' scores included Cúil Aodha 254, Clondrohid 248, Baile Mhúirne 242, Inchigeela 240, Aherla 239 and Coachford 201.
Macroom features that were admired by the Tidy Towns adjudicators were the outdoor gym and the new bridge across the Sullane from Tom Creedon Park; the summer planting in public flower beds and by home/ business owners; the roses at McEgan College; the removal of rhodos in the castle grounds and the introduction of bat boxes. The general tidiness of the town was also praised. Litter control on adjudication day was to a very high standard. Derelict sites and shabby buildings were negatives for the town. The work of the Tidy Towns Committee was much praised and appreciated.


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Macroom Food Festival: As part of this year's Festival, an International Food Flavours event will take place on Saturday 27th of September from 5:00pm - 7:30pm at the Square. We would like to invite people from different countries to represent and showcase food from their country of origin. Those interested in participating can contact Aurora 087-1357461

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.

Culture Night Friday, September 19 at the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne. Events taking place on Culture Night this year are centred on the sean-nós singing programme, Aisling Gheal.

Forever Living Products will hold an information evening in Coolcower House on Thursday, September 18 at 8p.m. Does your body suffer from aches, and pains, tiredness and fatigue? If so, please come along to find out about the wide range of alternative remedies that Aloe Vera offers, compared to conventional medicine. Guest speakers, Eileen Daly, and Clodagh Jones. No cover charge. Organiser: Nora Casely 086 1222666 and 0217339049.

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.

Gougane Sunday: The 11th Annual Pilgrim Walk from Cill na Martra to Gougane will take place on Sunday, September 28th, assembling at Cronin's Farm, Cloch Aidhneach at 8:30am sharp. This popular 14 mile trek is a good mix of road and trail and it is aimed at moderate walkers. Walk leader Sean had modified this year's walk to include more of the Ó Súilleabháin Beara Trail, adding to the off road experience and a few horses and riders are hoping to accompany the walkers. Mass will be celebrated in Gougane at 2:30pm. Fáilte is fiche roimh cách.

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.

Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael is having its annual used clothing collection shortly. Bags can be dropped into the school from now on. The collection will take place in mid-October. Clothing, household linens, shoes, bags, belts etc are all accepted. Clothing should be clean and all materials should be in polythene bags. Contact the school at 026 46212 if you need further details.

Kilmichael Ambush: Kilmichael Historical Society Ltd., together with Kilmichael and Crossbarry Commemoration Committee, will officially open the recently restored and enhanced ambush site on Sunday 12th October at 2.30 pm. All are welcome.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: Sept. 9. Jackpot €1,400. Numbers drawn 16, 19, 25. No Winner. €70 Richard Ring, Cooldaniel, Kilmichael. €20 Noel Crowley, Carrigadrohid. Norann Murphy, Barrett's Place. Claire Dinneen, Main Street. Eileen Creedon, Toons Bridge. Patsy Moynihan, Oakwood Court, Macroom.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Sept. 3. Jackpot €3,800. €70 Alan McMahon, Ballinagree. €20 Ray Fallon, Clondrohid. Maura Collins, Dunmanway, Patricia Lynch, Macroom. Jim O'Donoghue, c/o Bingo.
Sept. 10. Jackpot €4,000. €70 Thomas Corkery, Clondrohid. €20 Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Raymond McCarthy, Bealnamorrive. Mary Scriven, Kilnamartyra. Maria O'Donoghue, Dripsey.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: Sept. 7. Jackpot €9,000. Numbers drawn: 1, 11, 19, 26. No winner. €50 Margaret O'Connell, c/o Castlemore Arms. €25 Pat O'Leary, Lissarda. Dermot and Mary Lyons, Carrigadrohid.
Sept. 14. . Jackpot €9,150. Numbers drawn: 5, 10, 17, 28. No winner. €50 Mark Corrigan, Aherla. €25 Joan and Liz O'Sullivan, Ballincollig. Mark Evans, Ballytrasna.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 8/9/2014, Jackpot: €1,800, Numbers Drawn: 10 - 11 - 26, No Winner, €40 Michael Martin, €20 Carol McAuliffe, Laura & David Hayes, Damien O'Callaghan, Paul Murphy (Yearly Ticket).
15/9/2014, Jackpot: €2,000, Numbers Drawn: 14 - 17 - 36, No Winner, €40 Aodan Murphy €20 Vera Herlihy, Frances Daly, Nell Martin, Pauline Cooney.

Lee Valley Updates

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Centuries Apart – a 2014 combined harvester works side by side with a 1954 model on the farm of Con O'Callaghan, Inchisine © Lee Valley Outlook

Diamonds are Forever

In a blast from the past, Kilmichael farmers and vintage enthusiasts had a veritable field day on the first Tuesday in September, when Con O'Callaghan, Inchisine, resurrected a 60 year old combined harvester and put it back to work. The Claas machine had been bought by Con's father, John, in partnership with Jerry O'Riordan, Cooldaniel, for the scary sum of £960 in 1954. It came from Atkins in Cork and the salesman, Denis Murphy (89), came from his home in Kilkenny for the diamond jubilee of the sale. He was delighted to witness the 60 year old machine harvest barley again on a glorious autumn day in the Lee Valley.
Each of the owners also bought a new Major tractor, to power the combined harvester and used them on alternate weeks for other farm work. Con O'Callaghan recalls his father telling him that the charge for harvesting an acre of cereal was £3-10s and they cut 300 acres in Kilmichael, Iveleary, Cill na Martra, Ballyvourney, Clondrohid, Macroom, Aghabullogue, Aghinagh and Kilmurry the first year, earning more than the initial cost of the machine. They went on to harvest as far from home as Dromagh, near Millstreet. Unlike many of its kind, it rarely broke down. In its second year, it did break a connecting rod. John O'Callaghan rushed to the nearest phone, few and far between in 1955, and rang Atkins for a replacement. They duly dispatched the part on the evening bus to Ballingeary and it was collected at Toon's Bridge. But, in the meantime, Jerry O'Riordan had fashioned a connecting rod from ash and this makeshift rod is still in working order in the veteran harvester and the safely stored spare part has been mislaid.
Kilmichael curate, Fr. O'Donovan, was the force behind the revival of the harvester. He heard that Con O'Callaghan had stored the machine, which was last used in 1965, when it was bound for the scrap yard in 1992. He and Con, Niall and Dónal O'Callaghan, Pádraig Twomey, Noel Murphy, Denis Buckley, Kevin O'Riordan and many other neighbours and enthusiasts have spent countless hours bringing the machine back to working order. Spare parts were nearly impossible to find. The timber reel which pushes in the grain was completely rotten. Donal O'Callaghan, Con's cousin from Ballingeary joinery, fashioned the intricate part from ash grown in Inchisine. Such necessities as binder twine and jute bags for the grain were also in short supply. But patience and perseverance won out and it was indeed a marvellous sight to see the harvester, pulled by Kevin O'Riordan on his tractor, function perfectly and, to the uneducated eye, make a far cleaner cut than the mammoth, modern harvester working side by side.
It was a memorable experience at the end of a glorious summer. And the women were out in force too and all the meitheal, though most of them had their hands in their pockets, enjoyed refreshments in the beautiful setting, near Annahala and the Gearagh.

25th Bengour Harvest Festival Calling on All Teddy Bears

Bengour Harvest Festival Committee erected a huge straw bale teddy at Lissarda to mark their 25th birthday and Beng Bear wants to meet your old, small, cute, ragged teddy at the Bengour Harvest Festival on Sunday September 28 on the road between Crookstown and Coppeen. There will be lots of fun for young and old, sports, slides, pets, vintage, threshing, butter making and a teddy competition. Since 1990, Bengour has raised €709,000 for Cork University Hospital, Cork Cancer Research and Marymount Hospice. Come, be part of our celebration and enjoy! The Teddy Bear Competition is at 2pm - oldest, smallest, cutest! School Sports & Art - Pets Corner - Vintage Threshing - Irish Music & Dance - Slide & Bounce, Digger Skill - Music by Colum Cronin & More

Awards for Griffin's Garden Centre

Margaret and her team have just received two Awards at JCI Friendly Business Awards in the Silversprings hotel. The first award was for Best Customer Care 2014 and Griffins also receive the overall Winners award for the friendliest Business in Cork. Margaret and the team are overjoyed to receive this wonderful award and would love to thank their customers for nominating Griffins for these awards.

Clondrohid Updates

Congratulations to Ciara McCarthy Bealnamorrive on winning an All Ireland Ladies U16 Football medal with Cork recently in their 4-7 to 2-7 win over Dublin. She scored 2 goals and was also named Player of the Match. Ciara is granddaughter of Dan and Mary Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
Fun Run: Carriganima are hosting a second fun mile run etc on Saturday Sept 20 commencing at 3.30pm Registration from 2.30pm in the local pub. All proceeds for Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals. Refreshments will be served. Music and raffle to follow in the pub that night. Everyone welcome.
Tidy Towns; Clondrohid once again upped their marks by 2 points, more on this later.
Development Group: will host an American Tea Party on Saturday October 11 at 8pm in the Community Hall to raise monies to keep in existence. It costs up to €3,000 each year just for everyday expenses such as hedge cutting, flowers, shrubs, maintenance of machinery, fuel, insurance, Christmas lights, adult party, and many more small items, not to mention if they wished to take on a new project. They are looking for people to host a table, as many as 1, 2 or 3 can group together to cover costs of food, which they hope will be kept to a minimum. Ware and cutlery will be provided, it's up to you. It's hoped to be a social occasion for a great get together. A special group will entertain you on the night, and sure they might push back the tables and have a bit of dancing to round off the night. Where else would you find the craic only in Clondrohid Hall. If you would like to host a table, ring Marie on 0851069356 or Breda on 0868831206.
Congratulations to all who received their Junior Cert results recently and good luck in their future studies.
G.A.A.: Congratulations to our minor team on their championship win in Rebel Óg East C Football versus Whitescross This was a close encounter in the first half with Whitescross kicking some marvellous points from outfield .As the half went on Clondrohid upped the tempo with some good scores especially a well taken goal by Sean Quinn, Clondrohid got two excellent points before half time, and scores were level at the break 1-5 to 0-8 .On the restart Clondrohid began to dominate, our defenders putting in excellent performances, and the scores kept coming. Clondrohid ran out winners on a final score line of 1-11 to 0-9.Fantastic game and well done to all involved . Great for the future of any club to win at Minor level, so keep up the good work lads and hopefully more trophies will come. Thanks to the large numbers who travelled to support the team, as always it's appreciated.
Kenmare came to play our U8 and U10 teams and the games were very competitive with all teams showing great football skills and determination. Great day was had by all and refreshments were served after the games to young and old. Thanks again to all involved.
A great win for the Junior C's in the championship quarter final against Kilmichael 1 13 to 2 8. This match was played as a curtain raiser to the Mid Cork Final in Macroom, so there was great hype and excitement. An evenly fought contest in the first half, but in the second half Clondrohid proved a little bit fitter and stronger. A good blend of senior players and minors, who have recently won the Rebel Óg East C Football Championship. Congratulations to Kilmurry who won the mid Cork, and hard luck to Aghinagh, who were seeking their first title.
Fixtures: Sunday Sept 21 Clondrohid Minors play Canovee in Carrigadrohid in the S.F of Rebel Óg East League at 6.15pm.

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Michael O'Donoghue, Conor Nelligan, Heritage Cork Co. Council, Chrissie O'Donoghue, Chairperson Carrigadrohid / Killinardrish Tidy Towns, Tim Lordan Storyteller, Mary Harrington and Kevin O'Donoghue at the Carrigadrohid / Killinardrish Tidy towns Barn Dance & Heritage Walk. © Peter Scanlan Photography

Heritage Week

National Heritage Week 2014 was a tremendous success. It ran from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st August and saw over 130 events take place in the County of Cork. With these events taking place in 53 different locations there was barely a part of the county which was not embraced by Heritage Week. County Archaeologist Mary Sleeman gave a most fascinating talk on St. Gobnait in Ballyvourney on Wednesday 27th August which was thoroughly enjoyed by a huge crowd, despite the inclement weather.
Carrigadrohid Tidy Towns held a very enjoyable Barn Dance in Mr Con Dunne's barn as part of National Heritage Week. It was attended by a very big crowd and a most enjoyable evening was had by all. Music was provided by Aghinagh Comhaltas, who played a selection of waltzes, jigs, reels, and the ever popular "Siege of Ennis"! Mr Ted Lordan gave a marvellous performance as Seanachaí and overall, a great night ensued. The dance was preceded by a nature walk along the banks of the Lee, with most interesting talks delivered by Dr Richard Unitt and Dr Simon Harrison.

Donoughmore Doings

Twin-credible! The teaching staff of St. Lachteen's N.S, Stuake, Donoughmore were seeing double this September with four sets of twins starting Junior Infants. Their teacher, Barry Condron, a twin himself, hopes that he may have an added advantage when it comes to telling them apart! School Principal Deirdre McCarthy said 'This is a unique event for any school. We could not believe it when we heard four sets of twins were starting. Thirty junior infant pupils started this year and already, any first day nerves have been left far behind, with all the children, including the twins, settling well into 'Big School'.

Coachford News

Festival raises €8,500 :The organisers of Coachford Autumn Festival, Broomhill Vintage Club, are set to donate €8,500 to charity from the proceeds of the 2014 festival. Suicide Aware are the main beneficiaries and will receive €3,000 while Macroom Hospital, Sullane Haven, Macroom and Coachford St. Vincent de Paul will get €1,000 each. The club will also donate €1,500 to Coachford Tidy Towns, €500 to the Christmas Lights appeal and €500 worth of equipment to Coachford Foróige. Chairman of Broomhill Vintage Club, Tadgh Murphy, said "We are delighted to be able to donate so much money again this year to these very worthy causes. We had a very successful festival and we were very fortunate that so many sponsors from the area supported the event. This was our fifth festival and over the years we have been able to raise over €30,000 for charity. The festival continues to grow and over 1,000 people enjoyed the show on Sunday. This year we again added different events such as sheep racing and the Dunk tank which were very well received and 'The Voice of the Festival' was a great success. To run a festival like ours over three days means a huge amount of work for a small group of people and we would be delighted to welcome new members". The donation of cheques takes place on Saturday September 27th in O'Riordan's Bar Coachford at 9.30pm and everyone is welcome.
Tidy Towns: Congratulations to the Coachford Tidy Towns committee who achieved their highest number of points in the national competition. 2014 was the group's third year of entering the completion and were awarded 201 points from a total of 450. The judges had huge praise for the hard work that the committee has put in over the last 12 months and praised a lot of the businesses for their efforts. Well presented premises included Casey's Funeral home, Physical Therapy Clinic, Centra, Breathnach's bar and Cooney's service station, the flower displays at Kathleen's Grocers, the Gala shop, Style's Hair Salon, the Village Inn and the quirky 'Mags Take Away'. Residences along the street were freshly painted and colourful. Commenting on the results, Coachford Tidy Towns Chairperson, Martha McCaffery said " We are delighted that once more we have increased our score. We have been working very hard this year and have carried out a huge amount of work in the area. This judging was conducted before the World Fishing championships and unfortunately came too early to witness the wonderful work that was carried out by so many in the village at that time. We still have many many issue to tackle if we are to come anyway close in achieving our goal of being in the top half of the villages in County Cork. We have a lot of eyesores in the village and the recycling centre near the GAA grounds is losing us a lot of marks as are the derelict sites in the village. But there are also positives. The new Coachford Greenway is a great addition to the area and it and the church and its grounds came in for some well-deserved praise from the judges. The committee have already begun to address some of the issues raised by the Tidy Towns judgment and will continue with our overall plan over the next few years." The AGM of the Coachford Tidy Towns will take place on Monday September 22nd at 8.00pm in the Community House Coachford. All are welcome
Foróige Club: Coachford Foróige registration night takes place on Wednesday September 24th in the GAA community hall, Coachford from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Coachford Foróige is open to all children in Post Primary schools. Numbers for the coming year are limited and a waiting list will be created if this number is exceeded. Registration for the next twelve months is only €20 per individual member and €30 per family. Registration must be paid in full on September 24th. For further information or any queries please ring 087 9011083. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Coffee Morning /cake sale will take place on on Sunday 21st of September from 10:30 to 12 in Coachford GAA Hall in aid of the Street Children of Calcutta. All baking and donations would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will be going directly to the children and their families, helping them in areas of education, healthcare, accommodation, nutrition, training and counselling. Please support this cause.
Parish Mission: The Aghabullogue Parish Mission takes place from September 20th to 26th and will be given by the Redemptorist Mission Team of Fr. Derek Meskell, Fr. Brian Nolan and Ms. Niamh O'Neill.

Culture Night

Culture Night, a night of totally free entertainment, happens on Friday, September 19th, throughout the County of Cork. Now in its fourth year, it is great to see the vast array of events taking place in towns and villages all across the county. County Cork's Culture Night is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Cork County Council. Details on the programme of events are available on www.culturenightcorkcounty.ie

Valley Wheelers Family Fun Cycle

Valley Wheelers Cycling Club is organising a Family Fun Cycle in conjunction with An Post Rebel Tour 2014. The cycle will take place on Sunday 14th of September and will cater for families and beginners. Over 60 participants took part in this event in 2013 and with your help, we hope to exceed this in 2014. The route will see cyclists travel from Ballingeary to Inchigeelagh (10km) with a number of water stops along the way. Cyclists will be treated to refreshments at "The Island" Public Park or Inchigeelagh Hall if the weather is unsuitable. Cyclists will then make the return journey to Ballingeary. Total distance 20km. Transport back to Ballingeary will be provided for those who do not want to make the return journey by bike. Support Vehicles, Club Marshalls and Garda Support will be provided to ensure a safe trip for all.

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Members of Valley Wheelers cycling club at the official launch of Trasna na nGleannta charity cycle. Included are Paudie Dineen (event organiser) and John Horgan club chairman. ©

Trasna na nGleannta

Valley Wheelers Cycling Club is holding the annual Trasna na nGleannta charity cycle on Sunday 5th of October, starting from Kilnamartyra GAA grounds. All participants are insured by Cycling Ireland, with full backup, stewarding and food provided to make this a thoroughly enjoyable event. Entry: €20 per Adult, €5 (under 18) and €30 family. Proceeds of the event will go to Down Syndrome Ireland and CUH (Stroke Unit). Full details on valleywheelerscc.com or through any Valley Wheelers committee member.

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.

Ten Tips for Back to School Food

1: The Food Pyramid recommendations for the 'milk, yogurt and cheese' food group increase to 5-a-day for those aged 9-18 years. A school day which begins with a high-fibre breakfast cereal and milk; includes a cheese sandwich as part of a healthy lunchbox; and a carton of yogurt as an afternoon snack can go a long way to help meeting this recommendation.
2: School mornings are often hectic so a little time planning during the weekends for the week ahead can help lighten the load.
3: A good night's sleep can do wonders... for children and adults! Think about changes which could be made to the family's routine to make earlier nights possible.

4: it is important that your child learns to manage their time well. Ample time should be allocated to school and homework as well as the fun stuff. A wall calendar or planner should have important dates marked off.

5: Have the correct balance of foods.
6: Sport can be a great way to alleviate stress and boost health. It is recommended that children and young people (2-18 yrs) be active, at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day.
7: Avoid boredom with packed lunches by introducing variety, offering a range of tastes and presenting foods in interesting ways.
8: It is important that children drink enough fluids throughout the day. Water and milk are considered the best choices.

9: After-school snacks can actually play an important role in the diet when nutritious, e.g. fresh fruit, yogurt, vegetable sticks with a hummus or yogurt dip, small wholemeal scone or bowl of homemade vegetable soup.

10: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Good choices at breakfast time can go a long way to help your family achieve their recommended intake of essential nutrients. Try a high-fibre ready-to-eat cereal with milk or porridge made with milk.


by Michael Kelly

Apples: Did you know that over 90% of apples sold in Ireland are imported? New season Irish apples are in stores now - if you don't grow your own (or don't grow enough of your own), don't forget to support a local food producer by buying Irish apples.

Lift Spuds: Spuds can be left in the ground until the first frosts but you do run the risk of them being eaten by worms and slugs. Carefully lift the potatoes, being careful not to "skewer" the spuds with the fork! If you do happen to puncture a few spuds, use them immediately as they won't store. Store potatoes in breathable hessian or jute sacks or boxes or if you're really fancy, make a "clamp" of straw.

Pot up Lettuce:To make sure you have lettuce greens to eat during the winter and early spring, why not try growing them in pots in your polytunnel/ greenhouse?. Sow seeds now and when they are at seedling stage, pot them up. Water sparingly and avoid spraying the leaves with water. Make sure ventilation in your tunnel is good - these two measures will help you avoid grey mould.



Wouldn't it be lovely to have a crystal ball so you could see into the future? What would happen if you had an accident, became seriously ill and as a result, were mentally unable to deal with your affairs? How would you or your family cope? Regrettably, most families in Ireland have a family member who has suffered some form of mental illness. Unfortunately this may happen at any stage or age in life and often, there is very little warning before someone suffers a mental incapacity or a life-changing accident. It would make your everyday routine of paying bills, running a farm and making basic financial decisions impossible. If you become incapable of managing your affairs, it can be a very difficult time for you and your family. It would be particularly detrimental if you are the owner of a farming business. If someone becomes incapacitated through disability, illness or progressive degenerative disease, their assets become frozen. Bank accounts, farm entitlements, land and other assets that are in your sole name or joint names with a spouse could not easily be dealt with.
From a financial and practical point of view, a person, while in good mental health, should create an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). This is a legal document which only takes effect in the event that the person becomes mentally incapacitated. This is an important point and one that is often misunderstood. The person creating the EPA is known as the Donor and in the event of his or her becoming incapacitated, power to deal with the Donor's money and assets transfer to the Attorney. It becomes operative only if you become incapable of looking after your affairs and it continues in force until death. By planning ahead and making an EPA, you are able to give your instructions whilst you are of sound mind.
In order to make an EPA, you must be mentally capable of doing so. Your Attorneys can be people such as your spouse, partner, parent, sibling or friend. The choice of Attorney is a personal matter but a great deal of thought needs to be given to the nomination. Questions to ask are - is this person suitable for the job, do I trust them and do they have the skills to manage my farming business and make decisions for me? This can be confined to personal care decisions, housing, running a farm, managing bank accounts and so on or it can encompass all. By executing an EPA you retain control over who has the responsibility of looking after your affairs. It is your choice. Do not give up your right to choose! Once somebody has become unable to manage their affairs, it is too late to make an EPA. If you have already made a Will, then an EPA will compliment this and help reassure both you and your family that you have made plans for the future.
An EPA allows your Attorneys to manage your assets for your benefit while you are alive but mentally incapacitated. Your Will dictates what is to happen to your assets after your death. An EPA only takes effect if mental capacity is lost at a later date. It does not take effect once executed. You continue to manage your own affairs.
What happens if you change your mind? The EPA can be revoked at any time before it is registered. If you change your mind about having an EPA or about your choice of Attorney, you should consult your solicitor immediately. If in the future your Attorney has reason to believe that you are becoming mentally incapable of managing your affairs, they must apply to have the EPA registered in the High Court. Before doing so, they must give notice to you of their intention to do so and to your two notice parties named on the EPA. You and your notice parties will be able to object if you or they disagree with the registration. In the event of you becoming mentally incapable without having this document in place, your family will not be able to deal with your financial affairs or your property until you die or you are made a Ward of Court. An Application to be made a Ward of Court is an extremely costly and time consuming process and could significantly erode your assets. Executing an EPA can represent enormous value for money compared with the cost of making someone a Ward of Court. The Court would have the ultimate authority and power to deal with your assets and affairs. Generally a committee will be appointed and they will act on behalf of the farmer under the authority of the Court. The committee may not necessarily comprise of people who the farmer would have appointed to look after his affairs if he or she had considered the matter whilst in the whole of their health.
An EPA is as important as your Will but many people place more emphasis on the latter. The common perception of Wills and EPA's in rural Ireland is that such documents are only signed and entered into by those who are nearing old age. Similar to execution of a Will, it is advisable to also execute an Enduring Power of Attorney regardless of your age. It is not that anyone wants to use them but rather if they are needed, then it is of some comfort to know that they are in place and can be called upon in the event that they are required. By retaining legal advice and executing an EPA perhaps such extremely difficult circumstances could be made a little less complicated and worrying. Unfortunately, none of us can predict the future, so the importance of having the right person in place with the legal authority to act on your behalf in the event that you are not in a position to do so cannot be underestimated. One could look on an EPA as an insurance policy against problems which might arise in the future. If it is never needed, all the better!
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.

Sports Mad

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Lee Valley All Ireland Camogie Champions at victory dinner for Cork team. From left, Briege Corkery, Cloughduv; Kathleen Healy, President Cork Camogie Association; Joanne Casey, Inniscarra; Paudie Murray, trainer; Joanne O'Callaghan, Cloughduv; Rena Buckley, Inniscarra; Aoife Murray, Cloughduv. ©

Camogie Senior All-Ireland for Cork

Cork 2-12 Kilkenny 1-9

Cork inflicted a second consecutive defeat on Kilkenny to claim their first Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie title since beating the same opposition in 2009. It was a strange game that didn't get going in the first half despite Kilkenny's clear superiority. Referee decisions were also debated. The Cats went in at half time leading by 1-6 to 0-4. The Leesiders hadn't performed at all in the first half. They were only a point behind at the end of the opening quarter but Kilkenny had certainly settled better. Aoife Murray made an outstanding reflex save from Michelle Quilty in the seventh minute but the Cork goalkeeper was unable to deny Quilty 11 minutes later. Gaule added three points but Cotter and Eimear O'Sullivan were on target for Cork to keep them in touch.
It was evident from the opening seconds of the second half that Paudie Murray had lit a fire under his players. Cork ramped up the physicality noticeably in defence and, as a result, speedsters Briege Corkery and Julia White, and the graceful Orla Cotter were able to exert a much greater influence at the other end of the field. This was an extremely tactical affair, with both sides withdrawing players deep and Cork pulling Cotter back on Denise Gaule for puckouts. Although Shelley Farrell stretched the margin to six soon after the resumption, Cork proceeded to score a goal and five points without reply. White set up Katriona Mackey for a point in response and Cotter (free), O'Leary, Corkery (with White again the provider) had the deficit down to a goal when O'Leary struck for the defining score. It had its genesis in some stout defensive work that forced a turnover and Cotter worked the ball out to Ashling Thompson. The Milford midfielder sent the ball down the left wing to Angela Walsh who hand-passed to O'Leary. A goal ensued and the sides were level. Cork pushed on from there and Cotter launched a fantastic score. Emma Kavanagh made two excellent saves from Mackey and Walsh to keep Kilkenny in touch but points from Corkery and a Cotter 45 put three between them. In the game's final act, Walsh took another pass from Julia White to score a goal to spark wild celebrations.
Scorers – Cork: O Cotter: 0-6(4fs); J O'Leary 1-1; A Walsh 1-0; B Corkery 0-2; E O'Sullivan, J White, K Mackey 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. Sub: J Casey for O'Leary (60+2)
Lee Valley players in the Cork panel include Briege Corkery, Rena Buckley, Aoife Murray and Joanne O'Callaghan. Referee: J Dolan (Clare)

Cork County Senior Hurling Championship 4 Draws 7/2014


A: Na Piarsaigh 3-15 Newtownshandrum 0-14
B: Sarsfields 3-20 St. Finbarr's 1-16
C: Ballymartle 2-14 Glen Rovers 0-22
D: Douglas 2-20 Youghal 1-9

Semi Finals:

Na Piarsaigh v Sarsfields
Glen Rovers v Douglas

Relegated: Courcey Rovers

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship


A: Newcestown 0-16 Valley Rovers 0-11
B: Kilworth 1-16 Kanturk 0-21
C: Ballinhassig 0-12 Cloyne 2-12
D: Ballyhea 2-13 Castlelyons 1 –7 - replay


Newcestown v Kanturk
Cloyne v Ballyhea
Relegated: Kilbrittain

Intermediate Hurling Championship


Replay: Kildorrery v GRENAGH
EIRE ÓG 1-9 Fermoy 3-14 - replay


Fermoy v Grenagh or Kildorrery
Charleville v Aghada

Relegation Play Off:

DRIPSEY 3-10 St Catherine's 2-11
Relegated: St Catherine's

Fermoy 3 - 14 Éire Óg 1 – 9

A late rally by Fermoy in the drawn game a week earlier earned the North Cork men this replay and they certainly availed of their second chance to demolished the Éire Óg challenge in the first half of this quarter final, played under lights at Páirc Uí Rinn. There were four goals scored in this encounter and Fermoy got three of them, two in the first quarter and when they added the third in the 32nd minute their lead of 3-8 to 0-3 at that stage was clearly insurmountable. Éire Óg did battle on bravely to the finish and were rewarded with a late goal from a Kevin Hallissey free, but they did not play well on a night when almost everything that could go wrong for them, in fact did. Fermoy had their first goal after nine minutes and when they added a second within five minutes it was obvious that Eire Óg were under the cosh. Eire Óg were not putting scores on the board and at half time it was 2-8 to 0-3 in Fermoy's favour. When Fermoy got in for a third goal just after the restart it was spelt curtains for Éire Óg who were fighting for their dignity thereafter.
Éire Óg scorers: K. Hallissey 1-4 (1-3 frees, 0-1 '65'), L. Murphy, C. Murphy, P. McDonagh, J. Dineen and R. O'Toole 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: Liam Murphy, Daniel O'Connor, Cathal Murphy: Daniel Goulding, Kevin Hallissey, Paul McDonagh. Subs: Cian O Mahony (24), Ronan O'Toole (ht), Michael O'Shea (37).

Dripsey 3- 10 St. Catherine's 2 – 11

Dripsey will be competing in the Intermediate grade again next season as they survived this relegation play off against St Catherine's at Riverstown. It was a fine win for Dripsey as they had to come back from a disastrous opening quarter when they fell seven points in arrears and looked to heading tamely for the junior ranks with the score at 1-4 to 0-0! A goal in the 16th minute for Dripsey from David O'Sullivan could not have come at a better time nor be more needed, and Dripsey drew inspiration from it and never looked back subsequently. Diarmuid O'Riordan was in accurate form on free taking duty and Dripsey found their feet rapidly and when Gary Murphy fired in a goal in the 25th minute it was Dripsey who now led. At half time the Muskerry men enjoyed 2-6 to 1-5 advantage – a dramatic turnabout in their fortunes. On the restart David O'Sullivan had a third goal from Dripsey in the 36th minute, this one kicked to the net, Dave Buckley added a point and there were now six points between the teams, 3-7 to 1-7. St Catherine's introduced former Cork stalwart Seanie O'Farrell but it was Diarmuid O'Riordan for Dripsey who put the scores on the board from frees to keep Dripsey clear. Catherine's did get a late goal from O'Farrell, 3-8 to 2-11 now but Diarmuid O'Riordan again came up trumps with two points in a row to ensure victory and intermediate survival for Dripsey.
Scorers: Dripsey: D O'Riordan 0–7 (0-6 frees), D O'Sullivan 2-0, G Murphy 1-2, D Buckley 0-1.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Daniel Buckley, John Carey, Robert Daly: John O'Riordan, Mark O'Sullivan, Aidan Murray: Conor Hayes, Stephen Murray: Dave O'Sullivan, Thomas Ahearne, Michael O'Riordan: Dave Buckley, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Gary Murphy. Subs: Padraig O'Riordan (53), Stephen Burke (56).

County Junior A Hurling Championship

Quarter Finals
Newcestown v Castlemartyr
City Champions v Cloughduv
Dromina v Kilbrin
Carrigdhoun - a bye

County Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

Final: Ballyclough 1-19 Dromtariffe 3-2 - replay

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Aghabullogue who defeated Blarney in the Muskerry u-21A hurling championship final. ©

County U21 A Hurling Championship


County Senior Football Championship

Round 4:

Carbery Rangers 2-14 Castlehaven 1-8 - replay
Clyda Rovers 1-11 Newcestown 1-9 - replay
Douglas 1-6 O'Donovan Rossa 1-14
St. Nick's 1-6 MUSKERRY 4-14


A: Carbery Rangers v Clonakilty
B: Bishopstown v Clyda Rovers
C: Nemo Rangers 1-13 O'Donovan Rossa 1-8
D: BALLINCOLLIG v MUSKERRY at Cloughduv, Sunday 21st Sept. 7 pm start.


A v B; Nemo Rangers v D
Relegation Play Off: Doheny's v St Vincent's

Muskerry 4-14 St Nicholas 1-6

An easy victory for Muskerry was predicted, an easy victory ensued and now the battle lines are drawn for the quarter final show down with Ballincollig. Daniel Goulding kicked over the first point of the game from a fifth minute free and then had a goal in the ninth minute to make it 1-3 to nil after the opening period. Nicks did not score until the 20th minute and they had added two further points before Muskerry replied with points from Goulding, Declan Ambrose and Liam Shorten to leave Muskerry in control at the break, leading by 1-8 to 0-3 and they were clearly the better team.
On the restart, Muskerry killed off any lingering hopes Nicks had of victory with points from Shorten and a smashing goal from Declan Ambrose, the ball here going in off the near upright. A rather fortuitous penalty gave St Nicks a goal chance which they availed of but Muskerry came back with a vengeance and Daniel Goulding had a goal to re emphasise the Muskerry dominance. Declan Ambrose had his second goal for Muskerry (the ball this time going in off the far upright!) and John Carey was up in attack and lashed a drive high into the Nicks net where it hit the back stanchion with such force that the ball was back in play before the umpires evidently saw what had happened (funnily everybody else did!) – no goal allowed, the verdict. It made no difference, Muskerry cruised to victory and know that they will face a different type of challenge when they meet Ballincollig.
Muskerry: James O'Connell (Macroom): Seamus Ó Mathúna (Naomh Ábán), Kevin Barrett (Kilmurry), John Carey (Dripsey); Danny Ó Connaill (Cill na Martra), Nollaig Ó Laoire (Cill na Martra), Rory Buckley Macroom): Fintan Goold (Macroom), Miceál Ó Laoire (Naomh Ábán): Declan Ambrose (Aghinagh), Cathal Vaughan (Uibh Laoire), Martín Ó Conchuir (Cill na Martra): Danny Twomey (Kilmichael), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Liam Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh). Subs: Dan O'Connell (Inniscarra) (35), Mikey O'Brien (Aghinagh ) (45), Marc Ó Goilí (Cill na Martra) (45), Finbarr Dromey (Kilmichael) (45), Stevie Murray (Dripsey) (55).

Premier Intermediate Football Championship


Replay: Na Piarsaigh v Mallow
Carrigaline 2-9 Nemo Rangers 3-5 - replay


Bantry Blues v Na Piarsaigh/Mallow
Carrigaline v Valley Rovers

Relegation Play Off:

Glenville 2-10 Kiskeam 3-17
Relegated: Glenville

Intermediate Football Championship

Fourth Round Replay:

Mayfield 3 -11 Ballydesmond 1 –10


A. Mitchelstown v ÉIRE ÓG
B. Kanturk/Fermoy v Mayfield
C. CILL na MARTRA 0-11 Glanmire 0-8


A v B; CILL na MARTRA v Rockchapel
Relegation Play Off: Cloyne v Glanworth

Cill na Martra 0 – 11 Glanmire 0 – 8

Cill na Martra were full value for their win over Glanmire even though they left it late enough to assert their superiority and they now get ready for Rockchapel in the county semi final. A point behind at half time, Cill na Martra drew level within minutes of the restart through Donal Óg Ó Laoire and took the lead for the first time with a Martin Connors point in the 37th minute. They never subsequently lost their advantage but it took three points from young Miceál Ó Deasúna in the final six minutes to ease the ship to semi final safe haven! In an entertaining game, Cill na Martra showed their customary great endeavour but did not really reap the reward until the final sequence when their lively young forwards at last began to break down the Glanmire defence and their mentors will be hoping for greater accuracy from an attack of undoubted potential.
Galnmire led by 0-3 to nil before Sean Kelleher was fouled in the 8th minute and Miceal Ó Deasúna pointed the resultant free. A Glanmire point was matched by one from another Ó Deasúna free in the 11th minute, Nollairg Ó Loinsuigh fouled this time and a point from Danny Ó Connaill reduce the margin to the minimum in the 16th minute. A late point from Kevin Hoare left Cill na Martra only a point adrift at half time after Glanmire had added a point in the 20th minute but the East Cork side had kicked 8 wides at this stage and could have been further ahead.
Donal Óg Ó Laoire levelled and Martin Connors had Cill na |Msartra in front within five minutes of the resumption and points from Dano Dineen and Sean Kelleher opened up a three point gap by the 43rd minute. Glanmire replied with a brace to leave only one piint between thesides with ten minutes remaining but in the final six minutes Miceál Ó Deasúna had a superb point from play and followed up with two points from frees – all three scores fine efforts. Glanmire had a late point but could not get the goal they now needed.
Cill na Martra: Pádraig Ó hAodha: Marc Ó Goilí, Colm Ó Laoire, Nollaig Ó Loinsuigh: Gearóid Ó Goilí, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Graham Ó Mocháin: Miceál Ó Deasúna, Seán Ó Céilleachair: Donal Óg Ó Laoire, Danny Ó Connaill, Seanacháin Ó Loinsuigh: Caoimhín Ó hUidhir, Martin Ó Conchiuir, Dano Ó Duinnín. Fir Ionaid: Caoimhín Ó Suilleabháin (43) agus Daire MacLochlainn (58).

County Junior B Football Final

Castlelyons 1-6 Kilmeen 0-7

County Junior A Football Championship- Quarter Finals

Glenbower Rovers v Millstreet
Kilmurry v Carbery Reps
Kilshannig v St Finbarr's
Ballygarvan 1-12 Garnish 0-8

Mid Cork GAA

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Cloughduv who defeated Kilmichael in the Muskerry Junior A hurling championship final. © Lee Valley Outlook

Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior 'A' Hurling Championship

Final: Cloughduv 1-16 Kilmichael 1-9

Strong favourites Cloughduv duly won their 21st Mid Cork crown when they defeated Kilmichael, appearing in their first ever A final at Coachford. It was not a great game of hurling but interest was maintained by the doggedness of Kilmichael who never gave up on a day when things did not go their way. Kilmichael did not play well enough to win and Cloughduv are deserving champions but will need to improve for their county campaign.
The Cloughduv goal had a vital bearing on the outcome and was rather fortuitous in that it came in the 28th minute when the sides were level at 0-5 each and was an opportunistic effort from Brian Ahern who was on hand to whip to the net when the sliotar came down off the upright from a Dave McCarthy attempt at a point. Up to that point Kilmichael had been holding their own and the goal was a set back as Kilmichael had missed a good opportunity of a goal early in the game. Cloughduv led by 1-6 to 0-7 at the break but on the restart did surge ahead and looked the better hurlers at this stage. They could not break through for a goal however as Stephen O'Leary was outstanding for Kilmichael in goal and outside him James O'Leary gave a superb exhibition of full back play. Kilmichael did suffer up front due to the subdued performance from their inspirational player, Peter Kelleher but the latter had been fouled rather heavily twice in the first half and was under a handicap as a result.
Dave McCarthy and Darragh Ring had early Cloughduv points, Conor Cotter replied for Kilmichael. Darragh Ring pointed for the winners in the 7th minute, Peter Kelleher was fouled and Darragh Foley pointed the resultant free and Stephen O'Leary made the first of several outstanding saves from the talented Joe Ryan. Ring and Foley swapped points from frees, 0-4 to 0-3 at the end of the first quarter. Ring and Conor Cotter now exchanged points from play and Darragh Foley pointed a 25th minute free to level the scores. The goal from Brian Ahern followed and an injury to Peter Kelleher caused a delay for treatment after which Darragh Foley pointed a free and Joe Ryan had a point from play to leave Cloughduv two points clear at the break.
On the restart, Peter Kelleher cut a sideline ball over the bar but points from Brian Ahern and Dave McCarthy raised a one goal gap between the teams and Joe Ryan's point in the 36th minute mad it 1-9 to 0-8. Trevor Tobin had a point for Kilmichael but Cloughduv had points from Joe Ryan, Brian Ahern, Darragh Ring and Donal Corkery to put themselves in a very strong position, leading by 1-14 to 0-9 with less than ten minutes remaining. Finbarr Dromey revived Kilmichael hopes with a kicked goal in the 26th minute but Cloughduv were masters and had late points from Joe Ryan and Sean Curzon to end the scoring.

Cloughduv: Jonathan Buckley; William Ahern, Aidan Ahern, Paul O'Sullivan; Andrew Cronin, David O'Leary, Aidan Murphy; Ger Ahern, Darragh Ring: James McCarthy; Brian Ahern, Sean O'Connor: Dave McCarthy, Joseph Ryan, Donal Corkery. Subs: Michael Deasy (42), Liam Long (55)and Sean Curzon (58).

Kilmichael: Stephen O'Leary; John O'Riordan, James O'Leary, Dermot O'Riordan; Donal O'Brien, Finbarr Buckley, Luke Hennigan; Simon Foley, Conor Cotter; Colm Dromey, Peter Kelleher, Miceál Masters; Darragh Foley, Kieran O'Leary, Brendan Cotter. Sub: Trevor Tobin(33), Finbarr Dromey (50), Cian Dromey (50), John O'Mahony (52).

Referee: Mr. Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

Man of Match Award: Andrew Cronin, Cloughduv.

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James McCarthy, Cloughduv captain with the Muskerry Junior A hurling championship trophy which was presented by Nicola O'Connell, Ballincollig Credit Union, sponsors. On left J.J. Long, chairman and Pat Malone, vice-chairman, Muskerry Board. © Lee Valley Outlook

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round Two:

Aghabullogue 1-9 Ballincollig 2-8

Cloughduv 1-8 Iveleary 1-6

Laochra Óg 0-10 Ballinora 1-6

Blarney 2-13 Donoughmore 2-9

Semi Finals:

Aghabullogue v Cloughduv

Laochra Óg v Blarney

Faro Intelligent Heating U 21 'A' Hurling Championship

Aghabullogue 2 –18 Blarney 0 - 12

Aghabullogue are Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A mid-Cork Champions after a magnificent display against Blarney at Cloughduv. Aghabullogue went into this game as complete outsiders, trailed by 0-11 to 1-5 at the break, but completely dominated the second half to fashion out an unexpected win which gave them their sixth Mid Cork U 21 title and their first since 1997.
Blarney started brightly and points form Peter Philpott, David Dunlea and a brace from Mark Coleman ensured they raced into an early four point lead. Aghabullogue had a John Corkery point from play but Blarney's Peter Philpot landed a couple of huge frees from distance and a David Cremen point from play ensured Blarney led by 0-8 to 0-3 after 15 minutes.
Aghabullogue now drew inspiration from a superb individual goal from John Corkery and Ian Barry-Murphy reduced the gap to the minimum with an superb point. Blarney finished the half strongly with two points from David Dunlea and in reply Ian Barry-Murphy pointed a free which reduced the gap to three points.
On resumption, Aghabullogue landed points from Barry-Murphy (free) and John Corkery inside 2 minutes. The outstanding Ian Barry-Murphy now landed five points without replay, three from frees, and Blarney only scored a single point in the entire second half. Aghabullogue's Daniel Dineen broke inside the cover and scored their second goal with a few minutes remaining. The winners had excellent performers all over the field and gave a magnificent team performance led by Barry Murphy, Eamon Murphy, Greg Long and John Corkery.
Scorers: Aghabullogue: I Barry-Murphy 0-13 (0-10f, 0-1 '65'), J Corkery 1-2, D Dineen 1-0, S O'Sullivan, B Casey, D O'Connell 0-1 each.

Blarney: P Philpott 0-4 (3f), D Dunlea 0-3, M Coleman, S Mulcahy 0-2 each, D Cremen 0-1.
Aghabullogue: Cal Óg Healy; Dermot O'Callaghan, Eamonn Murphy, John Lynch; Greg Long, David O'Connell, Seán Dineen; Sean Kelleher, Seán Sullivan; Ryan Dennehy, John Corkery, Evan O'Sullivan; Ian Barry- Murphy, David Dineen, Billy Casey. Subs: Killian Cooney (h/t)
Blarney: J Mulcahy; A O'Shea, S McSweeney, W Shine; K Bradford, P Philpott, D O'Brien; B O'Connell; S Crowley; M Coleman, P O'Connor, S Mulcahy; D Dunlea, D Cremen, C Sexton. Subs: K Costello (34), K Cremen (42), S Sheedy (50).
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan (Éire Óg).

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John Corkery, Aghabullogue captain, is presented with the Jerry Dineen Memorial Cup by Pat Malone, Vice-Chairman of the Mid-Cork Board. On right, Frank Casey, Farho Intelligent Heating, Sponsors ©

U 21 B Hurling Championship Final

Ballinora 0 – 20 Laochra Óg 0 - 11

The Muskerry U 21 B Hurling Championship Final took place between Laochra Óg and Ballinora in Macroom. Both sides were very evenly matched in the first half with Laochra Óg leading by a point by half time, 0-8 to 0-7. On the restart Ballinora had the wind advantage but Laochra still carried the game to them for a ten minute spell but then Ballinora began to get on top around midfield and their forwards thrived on the good supply and sent over point after point to fashion out a deserved win. Brian Corcoran (2), Stephen Murphy (0-2), Daragh McLoughlin, Daragh Healy, Mikey Lyons and Jerome Ring got the first half points for Laochra and in the second half Brian Corcoran added another two points to his tally and Daragh Healy had the other point. Ballinora scores came from Pat Fitton 0-11, D Corkery 0-3, Kevin Murphy, Daragh Holmes and Denis Buckley 0-2 each.

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Kilmurry who defeated Aghinagh in the Muskerry Junior A Football Championship final © Lee Valley Outlook

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship Final:

Kilmurry 3-7 Aghinagh 2-4

Kilmurry regained the Ross Oil JAFC Final with a strong late rally against Aghinagh before a huge crowd at the Castle Grounds, Macroom. The first half was very even and the sides were locked together before Aghinagh struck in dramatic circumstances for two goals to gain a seven point advantage. However Kilmurry got in for a vital goal before half time and had cut the gap to two points by the time the half time whistle sounded. The second half saw Aghinagh largely outplayed but they hung in there until almost the very end before Kilmurry got in for two late goals to take their eighth title.
Kilmurry's David O'Halloran opened the scoring from a free but Aghinagh equalised from a Donal Corkery free and William Coakley then put them in front. Joseph Ryan converted a free for Kilmurry, 0-2 apiece at the end of the first quarter.
In the 20th minute, the game took a dramatic turn when Aghinagh's Seamus O' Leary was brought down by the Kilmurry goalkeeper Jason McDonald who was injured and had to be stretchered off the field, and he received a black card for the challenge! Joseph Ryan took over as the goalkeeper but Seamus O'Leary blasted an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net to put Aghinagh in front. Donal Corkery then pointed a free before putting William Coakley clear for a smashing goal for Aghinagh. Kilmurry who now trailing by seven points and Aghinagh were buoyant but Kilmurry, appearing in their third final in a row hit back with a really fine goal. Aghinagh lost possession in their own defence, Kilmurry broke down the right wing and Pádraig Berhanu put a perfect pass in the path of Daniel Cahalane who took the ball in full stride and placed a superb shot into the far corner of the Aghinagh net. Two points followed from Jonathon Buckley and Alan O'Sullivan and the score was now 2-3 to 1-4 and Kilmurry were certainly back in contention after cutting five points off the deficit in five minutes.
Aghinagh converted a free from Corkery in the opening minutes of the second half which remarkably was their only score for the entire second half. Kilmurry dominated possession but were guilty of some poor shooting in the third quarter, their only reward a point from a Greg Barrett free. With the game entering the final stages Jonathon Buckley landed a terrific free on 53 minutes which reduced the gap to the minimum and the sides were level following another point from a David O'Halloran free in the 54th minute, 2-4 to 1-7 now. A minute later it was all over as Kevin Barrett broke up an Aghinagh attack and galloped out of his own defence, the clearance went to Jonathan Buckley who billowed the Aghinagh net from close range and immediately after Kilmurry attacked again and this time Daniel Cahalane squeezed the ball past Paul O'Sullivan at the near post to wrap up the title for Kilmurry.
Kevin Barrett, Liam Long, James White, David O'Halloran and team captain Greg Barrett were outstanding for Kilmurry who can now hope for a good run in the County Championship. They will however be without the services of goalkeeper Jason McDonald who suffered a leg injury and will be out of action for some time.
Scorers: Kilmurry: D Cahalane 2-0, J Buckley 1-2 (2f), D O'Halloran 0-2 (2f), G Barrett (f), J Ryan (f), A O'Sullivan 0-1 each. Aghinagh: W Coakley 1-1, S O'Leary 1-0, D Corkery 0-3 (3f's).
Kilmurry: Jason McDonald; Liam Long, Kevin Barrett, William Barrett: Dave O'Halloran, David O'Leary, Adam Healy; James White, Greg Barrett: Jonathan Buckley, Finbarr Crowley, David McCarthy; Jonathan Buckley, Joe Ryan, Pádraig Berhanu. Subs: Alan O'Sullivan (21), Eoin Barrett (h/t), Michael Kelleher (55), Liam Buckley.
Aghinagh: Paul O'Sullivan; Paudie O'Sullivan, Alan Hourihan, Jeremiah Kelleher; Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Miceál Corkery; Mikey O'Brien, William Ambrose; Sean Kelleher, Seamus O'Leary, Trevor Burns; William Coakley, Donal Corkery, Declan Ambrose. Subs: Kieran Lehane (38), James Ambrose (48), Donagh McCarthy (52), Sean Horgan (57), Con Lehane (59).
Referee: Mr. Jerry Masters (Kilmichael).
Man of the Match Award: Daniel Cahalane, Kilmurry

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Kilmurry captain, Greg Barrett, with the Muskerry Junior A football trophy. On left, Tim Holland, Ross Oil, sponsors and J.J. Long, Chairman Muskerry Board. © Lee Valley Outlook

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

Quarter Finals

Aghabullogue v Ballincollig
Kilmurry 4-11 Iveleary 1-9

Semi Finals:

Naomh Ábán 0-11 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 1-7
Kilmurry v Aghabullogue/Ballincollig

Lee Valley Ireland Junior C Football Championship

Round 1:

Macroom 5-15 Kilmurry 1-7
Clondrohid 1-13 Kilmichael 2-9

Round 2:

A Aghinagh 4-15 Ballincollig 1-7
B Dripsey v Clondrohid
C Cill na Martra v Macroom
D Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 2-13 Naomh Ábán 2-5

Semi Finals:

Aghinagh v B
C v Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh

County Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

Semi final: Aghabullogue 0 – 22 Ballinhassig 0 – 11

County Final: Carbery 4-17 Aghabullogue 1 - 16

Aghabullogue minor hurlers had a great win over Ballinhassig in the county semi-final. They led by 0-10 to 0-9 at the break and turned in a great second half performance with Mathew Bradley in scoring form, finishing with 0-15 to his credit (0-8 from frees). Ian BarryMurphy with 0-4, (0-1 f, 0-1 sideline), Paul Ring, Denis Desmond and Billy Casey 0-1 each were the other scorers.
In the final at Páirc Uí Rinn Aghabullogue led by a point at half time 1-9 to 1-8, were within a point of Carbery at the three quarter stage, 2-14 to 1-15 were only a goal in arrears five minutes from time. Two late, late goals for Carbery distort the scoreline and give little indication of the huge effort Aghabullogue made, up against the best of the whole West Cork division.
Aghabullogue: Shane Tarrant: Sean Lane, Dermot O'Callaghan, John Lynch: Niall BarryMurphy, Killian Cooney, Tadgh Corkery: Greg Long , Seán Dineen: Billy Casey , Ian BarryMurphy , Mathew Bradley: Denis Desmond, Daniel Dineen, Paul Ring. Sub: Aodhán Healy and D O'Rourke.

Rebel Óg East Minor A Hurling

Inniscarra 3-7 Éire Óg 1-13

Two late points salvaged a draw for Éire Óg against Inniscarra in the East Cork Oil Rebel Óg East Minor A Hurling Championship Final at Cloughduv. The sides were level, 0-3 apiece after 13 minutes when Inniscarra's Sean O'Donoghue's long clearance found Dylan O'Sullivan who crashed to the net. Éire Óg replied with points from Denis Murphy and Finbar Fuohy. However, Sean O'Donoghue powered forward with a terrific solo run and put Dylan O'Sullivan through for another outstanding goal. Éire Óg's Eoin O'Shea landed another placed effort which reduced the gap to three points, 2-3 to 0-6 at the break. On resumption, Éire Óg had a fine goal from Jason Twomey and two frees from O'Shea edged them in front. Both free takers converted chances before Inniscarra's O'Sullivan found the net after Andrew McCarthy's initial shot was excellently stopped by Dylan Desmond. Inniscarra went two points clear but in a brilliant ending, Dylan Desmond bisected the posts with a 65 which reduced the gap to a single point as the game entered injury-time and Denis Murphy comfortably slotted over the equalising point.
Scorers for Inniscarra: D O'Sullivan 3-1 (1f), P O'Donoghue 0-2, J Stanton, A McCarthy, T O'Connor (f), J Roche 0-1 each. Scorers for Éire Óg: E O'Shea 0-6 (6 frees), J Twomey 1-1, F Tuohy 0-3, D Murphy 0-2, D Desmond 0-1 (65).
Inniscarra: S Horgan; C Barrett, J O'Donoghue, B O'Mahony; M Burke, S O'Donoghue, C Geaney; D Hyland, S Dornan; J Stanton, A McCarthy, S Cronin; D O'Sullivan, P O'Donoghue, T Ó'Connor. Subs: C Bennett for J Stanton (h/t), P O'Callaghan for S Cronin (45), D O'Carroll for C Geaney (50), M Coleman for Dylan O'Sullivan (55).
Éire Óg: D Desmond; D Cotter, J Mullins, M Corkery; R McCarthy, G McSweeney, S Desmond; C O'Donoughue, D McCarthy; P Kirwan, D Murphy, C Kelly; K O'Riordan, F Fouhy, E O'Shea. Subs: J Twomey for K O'Riordan (8, inj), D Conway for M Corkery (h/t).
Referee: Brian Coniry (Crosshaven).

Éire Óg Ladies

Eire Og U12 girls have qualified for the U12B County Final having beaten Youghal in the U12B County Semi Final. Youghal were the quicker of the teams to settle, scoring 2 fast goals within five minutes. Eire Og were then dealt a blow when an injured Grainne was replaced by Sadbh McGolderick. Aoibhe O'Brien scored a goal followed shortly afterwards with a point by Eimear O'Donovan. The score line at half time was 2.02 (Youghal) to 1.01 (Eire Og). Eire Og defenders and mid fielders were outstanding in the second half and were rewarded when Isobel Sheehan rattled the back of the net with a well taken goal followed shortly afterwards by Eimear O'Donovan's second point. Niamh O'Shea was introduced into the game for Indie Sheehan and won a free which gave Eire Og a one point lead. When Maeve O'Callaghan scored a rocket of a goal it was game over. Great praise must go to Eire Ogs backs, Ella Foley, Sinead McSweeney, Meadbh Kelly, Eimear Murphy, Rebecca Sheehan, Grainne O'Shea & Fiona Nagle who keep Youghal scoreless for the second half. Eire Og now go forward to County Final against the winners of Fermoy -v-Bandon.
Éire Óg participated in the B competition of the Muskerry U15 Blitz in Cloghduv as defending champions, along with host club, Cloghduv and Rockbawn. Our first match was against Cloghduv and the final score line was Cloghduv 3 – 3 to Éire Óg 1 – 0. Éire Óg's next game was against Rockbawn. Éire Óg girls upped their game for this encounter and eventually won on a score line of 3 -5 to 2 – 5. (Éire Óg Scores - Marie O'Leary 2-4, Avril McSweeney 1-0 & Fiona Murphy 0-1). Éire Óg and Cloghduv came through the group stage to contest the final, a very closely fought game. Despite our gallant efforts Cloghduv came out victorious 1 -5 to 2 – 4. (Éire Óg Scorers - Emma Cleary 1-0, Marie O'Leary 0-3, Fiona Murphy 0-1 & Avril McSweeney 0-1). - The Éire Óg Pannel for these Games were - Avril McSweeney , Eadaoin O'Connell, Eleanor O'Leary, Emer Gleeson, Kate Nagle, Cloidhna O'Brien, Marie O'Leary, Callie McCarthy, Emma Cleary, Grace Collins, Kate Sheehan, Mary Coffey, Robyn Sheehan, Louran Forkan, Fiona Murphy, Aisling Murray & Kate Hurley.

Éire Óg U12 commenced their County Championship season with a home quarter final game against Dromtariffe. From the throw in, the Eire Óg girls meant business, with well taken scores throughout the first half. They enjoyed a comprehensive lead going into the break and on the restart, remained focused and came out winners on a score line of Eire Óg 8.07 to Dromtarriff 0.03.. Panel: Ella Foley, Sinead McSweeney, Meadbh Kelly, Eimear Murphy, Fiona Nagle (1.0), Grainne O'Shea (1.01), Rebecca Sheehan (1.0), Isobel Sheehan (1.03), Aoibhe O'Brien (0.03), Maeve O'Callaghan, Aoibhinn Goulding, Aisling Desmond (1.0), Orlaith Cahalane, Eimear O'Donovan (3.01), Patrice Holmes. Sadbh McGolderick, Niamh O'Shea, Indie Sheehan, Emily Coffey, Allie Murphy, Nicole Murphy, Amy Collins and Breffni Broderick.
Eire Óg U10 LGFA, with a panel of 36 girls, have had a great summer, with plenty of matches. They have been involved with the Mid Cork League & had a successful outcome at the Danielle Forde Perpetual Cup Blitz where they retained the Cup for a second consecutive year. During the summer they played League matches against Donoughmore, Naomh Fionnbarra, Grenagh, St. Val's & Carrigaline, with a successful result from each. The match v Macroom was called off. On 5th September 25 of the panel travelled to Ballyvourney to play Naomh Abán in the last league match. It started slowly with the teams well matched; each girl marked the opposition tightly. It took 8 minutes for the girls to get their first score, a nice goal. By half time they were a goal & a point up. The second half started better with the girls getting more scoring chance. 3 minutes in and Naomh Abán finally put a point on the board. The pace of the game was fast; the girls added a second goal & 4 more points to the score board. The final score Eire Óg 2-5 Naomh Abán 0-2.

St Val's News

The U16 Girls claimed the Mid Cork 'A' League title with a convincing team performance against Carrigaline. The girls took charge of the game from the throw-in and dominated in all areas of the pitch. Early scores from Sarah Byrnes, Sinead Plunkett & Nicola Dennehy meant the result was never in doubt after the opening quarter. Our half-back line and midfielders were pivotal in controlling the game and gave great support to the forward line. Caoimhe Cotter, as wing back, played her best game in a Val's jersey and was inspirational to her team mates. Katie McCarthy at centre back and Ciara Hughes alongside at wing back won every ball that came their way and turned defence into attack at every opportunity. Captain, Michelle O'Callaghan and Rachel Moynihan were a constant threat to Carrigaline ably supported by our midfielders of Mairead O'Sullivan and Ciara McCarthy. Final score of 7:17 to 1:1 summed up a great team effort against a fit Carrigaline side and sets up the team for a good run at the county title.
The U16s played the 'A' County ¼ final against Mourneabbey and this turned out to be a physically tough game and despite a number of players carrying injuries and sickness, the girls settled down after the opening 10 minutes and played some lovely football. Niamh O'Leary, Maeve Kelleher and Ciara Hughes drove the team forward from the half back line, and with Katie McCarthy and Laura Riordan dominating in the full back line, Mourneabbey were restricted to few scoring chances. Up front, Sinead Plunkett tormented their defence and picked off some lovely scores, supported by Olive O'Mahony and Ciara McCarthy. The girls ran out winners on a score line of 5:12 to 1:3 and now face either Rosscarbery or Carrigaline in the semi-final.

Canovee G.A.A.

On September 4th Canovee played Ballinhassig and started brightly and early points by Dara Cronin and Mark Walsh put them in control. Dara Cronin sent a powerful shot to the net following a well worked move and further points by Gavin Hickey, Denis Murphy, Eoin O Connell and Walsh had Canovee ahead at half time by 1.07 to 0.04. They kept up the pressure in the second half with Daniel Akinrinobla and David Carroll also getting on the score sheet while Cronin added a second goal. Further points by Walsh and O'Connell finished Canovee scoring and they are now in the semi final against Sliabh Rua or Cobh .Sean Browne .Ian Moran and Eoin Lehane were Canovee top performers on the night. Team Cormac o Driscoll, Ian Moran . Sean Browne ,eoin o Connell 0.02,,Noel Browne , Neil Kirk ,eoin Leahane ,Gavin hickey 0.01 ,Denis Murphy 0.01,David Carroll 0.01,mark Walsh 0.08,David o Keeffe. dean lynch ,dara Cronin 2.02,Daniel o Driscoll subs daniel akinrinobla 0.01,Oran mullhally,John o Riordan ,John Browne
Well done to Canovee under 10s who won the B final of the Listowel tournament. Canovee under 10s have entered 2 teams in the annual Neilly Twomey on Sunday , great effort from everybody involved. On September 10th Canovee had a great win over Kilmurry in the under 15 league ,with Dara Cronin continuing his good form scoring all three goals ,as Canovee topped their group in the league they now advance to the championship final v passage
September 10th under 15 football league Canovee 3.09 kilmurry 1.10.
September 12 th under 11 football league Canovee 2.05 Macroom 5.02
On September 14th Canovee hosted the annual Neilly Twomey under 10 tournament .7. Teams+ canovee attended .Canovee beat Kilmurry in the main final .Club legends John Dunlea, John O'Sullivan ,Timmy Joe Lyons and Jane OBrien presented the 4 trophies. A big thank you to the organisers who had everything in top class order. Well done to Conor Hughes who played for Cork under 17 s in the inter county tournament held in Kerry , Cork had easy wins over Mayo and Galway in the final. Canovee under 16 east semi-final v sliabh rua is fixed for Saturday 20th September, venue to be confirmed.

Macroom Soccer

A.O.H. Cup: Both Macroom junior sides were in A.O.H. Cup action, with the two teams qualifying for round two. Macroom B travelled to take on second division side Rathcoole Rovers and came away with an excellent 3-2 victory. The visitors were two up at half time following a Darren Kelly double. And the lead was increased early in the second half when Padraig Harrington struck. The home side fought back with two goals of their own but Macroom held on for a fine victory against higher ranked opposition. In round two Macroom B will travel to Midleton to take on St. John Boscos A. Macroom A made the short trip to Carrigadrohid to face Coachford B. Macroom dominated large parts of the opening half but found themselves a goal behind on thirty minutes. The equaliser arrived just five minutes later when the excellent Barry O' Donnell struck. And Macroom took the lead on fifty minutes when O' Donnell capitalised on a loose pass to slip the ball beyond the advancing keeper. Dec O' Riordan increased the lead with a penalty and late in the game, another penalty was this time scored by O'Donnell to secure his hat trick. Best for Macroom were Sean O'Riordan, Tommy Condon and Jeremy O'Sullivan. Next up is another away tie against Kanturk.
Presidents Cup: Macroom B travelled to play Innishvilla in the third division cup, coming away with an excellent 3-0 win. Goals were scored by Padraig Harrington (2) and Andrew Hegarty. This was an great performance throughout. Macroom return to league action with an away tie against Parkview Celtic ( Garryduff 10.45 am).
Premier A League: Macroom A opened their league campaign with a 2-0 home win over Cathedral Celtic. A bright opening saw the home side take the lead. After good work from Darren Dineen and James O' Connor, Barry O' Donnell struck an unstoppable shot to the left corner. And the three points were sealed when O' Connor found the top left hand corner with a curling effort on seventy minutes. Grattan United host Macroom in the Munster Junior Cup this coming Saturday ( O' Neill Park, 3pm).
Youths League: Macroom had a hard fought 2 - 1 away win over Rathcoole, Marco Healy and Robert Healy scoring the goals in what was an excellent away victory. Another away trip followed with a visit to Douglas Hall and Macroom picked up a good point in a 1-1 draw, Robert Healy getting the goal. Macroom had their chances to take all three points but the home side got a leveller late on. After three successive away fixtures Macroom entertained Innishvilla at the Town Park. Early goals from Craig Ronan and Alan Quinn had Macroom 2-0 up inside five minutes. Further goals from Robert Healy and Quinn again made it 4-0 at half time. The away side battled on and scored twice to make it 4 - 2 on the hour mark. Don Creedon got Macrooms fifth goal with ten minutes remaining to leave the home side deserving winners. Macroom now sit top of the league with ten points from four league games played.
Under 11: With the continuing growth of the schoolboys section of Macroom F.C., two Under 11 teams have been entered into the Cork Schoolboys League for this coming season. Both were in action at Murrayfield on Saturday morning last. In Under 11 Division 2, Macroom 4 Passage 0. The opening exchanges were even but when Darragh McCarthy found the net after twenty minutes. Ryan Leahy made it 2-0 and on the stroke of half time the outstanding Sean Murphy made it comfortable for Macroom. And Leahy sealed the win with an excellent strike from outside the box for a second win in as many games.
Under 11 Division 5 Macroom 1 Bandon 7. In their first competitive game Macroom were up against a formidable Bandon side. Jason Bowles, Ben Herlihy and Dillon Wenger were to the fore in defence. Colm McSweeney put in a great ball in for Cian McSweeney to finish at the back post. Bandon equalised just before half time. Strong performances from Max Wyczynski & Ronan Morey were not enough to prevent Bandon winning on a scoreline of 7-1. There was a great effort made by all players with the scoreline not doing the Macroom boys justice.
Macroom 6 College Corinthians 3. The U14's came out on top against Corinthians in their league game. Macroom were one down after two minutes but Dylan Twomey got his first soon after. The home side found themselves behind again when a close range effort found the net. Parity was restored after a poor goal kick was intercepted by Twomey and he finished neatly for his hat-trick on the half hour. Corinthians drew level once more early in the second half. With fifteen minutes remaining Macroom once again took the lead courtesy of Twomey and Jack Kelleher scored Macroom's fifty. They completed a 6-3 victory when substitute Arek Swazja picked out Twomey at the far post. He fired past the keeper for his fifth of the day. Best for Macroom were Twomey, Lynch, Kelleher and Jack O' Riordan with the entire defence playing well.
Under 12 League, Fermoy 3 Macroom 2: Macroom Under 12s lost 3-2 and were extremely unlucky when two penalty decision went against them. Best for Macroom were goalscorers Liam Coleman and T.J. Buckley along with Sam and David Kelleher and Mike Kelleher.
Under 14 League, Kilreen Celtic 1 Macroom 7: This game was effectively over after six minutes when Macroom had racked up three goals. Arek Szwaja scored the opener. The second came a minute later when Dylan Twomey was put through and in the sixth minute, Twomey netted again from a Jack O' Riardan through ball. Szwaja got his second from a Macroom corner on thirteen and shortly before the break he had his hat-trick. The home side managed to get one back to make it 5-1 at the break. The second half lacked intensity but Macroom netted two further goals courtesy of substitute Eoin Cahill and Caelum Lynch completed the scoring. So Macroom are off to a flying start with three wins from three but face a stiff test against a formidable Douglas Hall side at home this coming Sunday.
Under 16 League, Macroom 7 Tramore Athletic 2: The Under 16s had a high scoring 7 - 2 win against visitors Tramore Athletic at Murrayfield. With goals from Eolan O' Leary (2), John Martin Lehane and Tomas Collins, the home side were four goals to the good at half time. Daniel O'Riordan, Leo Healy and Liam O'Sullivan were on target in the second half. It was an all round good team performance from Macroom, who were deserving winners.

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Tim O'Callaghan, President Macroom Golf Club, with Michael O'Riordan, Auld Triangle, who is sponsoring a Club Classic, September 19 – 21. © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Gents' Club
05/09/2104 Canovee GAA Classic, sponsored by T J Lyons. First: Sean Twomey 13 55 pts, Brian Verling 22. Sean O'Leary Bandon 18. Second Liam Nash 20 54 pts. Tadgh Nash 15. George Desmond 20. Third Noel O'Sullivan 14 53 pts. Billy Iiwriath 19. Tom Fielding 15. Fourth Frank Walsh 17 54 pts. Noel O'Connor 14. Mark Evans 9. Fifth Helan Feeney 24 54 pts. Ml Herlihy 15. James Bergin 20. 6th Andrew F.Murphy 21 53 pts. Barry Murphy 21. Ken Staunton 17. 7th Colman Cotter 18 52 pts. Fr John Lyons 18. Dylan Cotter 13. 8th Pat Coughlan 7 51 pts. Ritchie Fitton 9. Tim Goulding 18. 9th Colman Corrigan Killarney 4 51 pts. Con Kelleher 22. Tom Counihan 22.
Open Singles- Thursday, Sept. 4. 1st David O'Callaghan 16 Tralee 46 pts.
Weekend Singles Sept. 6/7. 1.Neil Jeffries 20 42 pts. 2. John Turner 15 42 pts. 3. Kieran Creed 14 42 pts.
09/09/2014 Seniors Scramble Pat Connell 13 George Desmond 20 45.1 Barry Madden 26
11th+12 Sept Open Singles- 1st Tom Fielding 15 Macroom 40pts 2nd Denis Dinneen 16 Macroom 38pts Jim Nolan 9 Macroom 38pts
Weekend Singles Sept. 13, 14. 1. Mark O'Flynn 17 Macroom 45 pts. 2. John Doherty 12 Macroom 44pts. 3. Dermot McDonald 18 Macroom 43 pts

Muskerry judo/ Sambo club

Members of the Muskerry Judo/Sambo Club are just back from Carcassonne, France were they took part in an International training camp. Coached by International coach Guillaume Alberti, the camp was split into four days Sambo and five days judo. Coach Seamus Manning feels it is important for the competitors to training abroad as a precursor to competing internationally. This weekend Muskerry Judo/ Sambo club are moving premises to take up permanent residence at the C4 MMA Academy, Gurteenroe, Macroom, with a new time table.

Murray's Social Bowling Club

There have been four finals played and there is one remaining to be played. The Donal Lucey Shield was won by Shane Burns who beat Stephen Crowley by odds. The Donal O'Callaghan Cup final was between P.J. Herlihy and the veteran Leo Hughes and after a titanic struggle down the Masseytown Road, P.J. eventually won it by a bowl of odds. The Stephen O'Connor Cup is in honour of the late Stephen O'Connor Masseytown who was one of the original founders of Ból Cumann. This was played between Anthony Bradley and the veteran Carrig bowler Noel Crowley but the strength of Anthony won out in the finish and he won this by a bowl of odds. In the Browne Nolan Cup Ben Herlihy was victorious. On this Friday its an all Ballinagree affair when Timmy Murphy, formerly of Macroom, is down to play neighbour and emerging player Micheal Horgan of Horsemount. This final is scheduled for 7.00pm on Friday 19 September. Our Social and Prize Presentations are on Saturday 27th in Murrays. There will also be a presentation to Peter Burns, All Ireland Bowling Champion, on the night. So please come along and support!