April in Cummeen (Donoughmore) © Lee Valley Outlook
Fashion Show in aid of Kilbarry N.S. at Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom on Thurs 14th May
Greenshine in Ionad Cultúrtha on Fri 15 May at 8.30pm.
Open Garden at Kilcolta Lodge, Crosshaven on Sat May 16th from 12 noon for Marymount
Coachford Local Market in G.A.A. hall on Sat, May 16, 10.30 -1pm.
Johnstown / Kilmichael Vintage Club run on Sun May 17 at 1 pm
Ballincollig & District Vintage run Sun May 17, 11am
Kilmichael Graveyard Mass on Mon May 18 at 7.30 pm at Macloneigh Cemetery.
St Joseph's at National Children's Choir concert on Wed May 20 in Drimoleague.
Carriganima NS clothes recycling at school on Wed May 20 before 2.30 pm.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Garden Visit Thurs 21st May at 5.00p.m.
Breakfast for Nepal with Lions Club at Lynch's Café on Sat May 23, 8 to 10 am.
Summer Sports with West Muskerry AC on Mon May 25 at 7pm in Macroom Town Park.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Family Funday May 30th 3-6pm in Kilmurry GAA pitch
Rosary at the Grotto: New St. Macroom. Sun. May 31at 7.30pm.
Macroom Cemetery Mass at graveyard, Killarney Road, on Fri June 12 at 7:30pm
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Annual Members' Outing Sat June 20
Liz Lucey Run from Inchigeela. July 12.
Parent & Toddler group Mon mornings of school term, 10am-12, Tarelton Community Centre.
Irish Red Cross Scout Hall Macroom Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
.Macroom Library: 7.
Story time Saturday at 12 noon.
Jim Murphy, author, on Friday, May 15.
The Purlies Thurs. May 21 at 11a.m. .
ACOL Bridge Wed. May 27 at 10.30a.m.
Ceardlann Amhránaíochta le Máire Ní Chéilleachair, May 28
Adult Book Club Wed. June 3 at 11.30am
May Art Exhibition by Kristin Gleeson's class.
Ross Browne- Professional Idiot. Fri 15th May at 8.00pm.
The Imitation Game Mon May 18 at 8.30p.m.
Johnny Carroll and Dessie O'Halloran, on Friday May 22nd at 8.00pm.
The Homesman Mon May 25 at 8.30p.m.
Frankie Gavin Fri. 12th June at 8.30pm.
The Briery Gap group returned to the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork on May 9, playing to a huge audience and receiving a standing ovation at the conclusion. They first came to the southern capital with The Sound of Music last year and their second visit, presenting Lionel Bart's Oliver – the musical, established them as serious performers with enormous talent and stagecraft.
Anne Dunne and her stalwart group of helpers are to be congratulated on their courage and skill in successfully undertaking such a challenging enterprise on the big stage. The Everyman show saw performers rising to new heights of excellence in both singing and acting. Particularly enjoyable numbers such as That's Your Funeral, Small Pleasures and My Name – Bill Sykes received thunderous applause as well as the 'Nancy' songs, Oom Pah Pah and As Long as he Needs Me and Fagin Reviewing the Situation.
We look forward to hearing what joys Anne and director, Kevin Hough, have in store for 2016.
Judging has begun in the County Council sponsored Litter Challenge and Macroom has some work to do to get up with the leaders. During the first week of judging, The Hermitage, the designated area, did quite well but the Town Centre has plenty room for improvement. The 2nd Judging period is from May 11th to May 20th and, as well as town centre areas, the nominated estate this time is O'Connor Park. All litter is penalised, including small items such as cigarette butts, chewing gum and dog fouling. Let us all do our part to keep our own patch tidy and take pride in our beautiful town.
After the first round of judging, Ballincollig is in the lead on 975.10, followed by Bantry 965.50; Mitchelstown 962.50; Kanturk 931.40; Carrigaline 925.80; Clonakilty 919.40; Macroom 917.70; Midleton 861.50; Charleville 811.00; Cobh 735.40.
The third period of the Litter Challenge is 25th May - 3rd June, during which time the Town Centre will again be inspected and The Orchard is the nominated estate. The Villages Semi Final runs 29th June to 8th July and the County Final 20th - 24th July.
West Muskerry Athletic club is holding the annual evening of Summer sports for Boys and Girls on Monday the 25th of May at 7pm in the Town Park, Macroom. The sports will go ahead regardless of weather! The following is the order of events:
U5 60m & Sack Race. U6 60m & Sack Race. U7 60m & Sack Race. Medals for all competitors U5 to U7.
U 8 80m & 3 Legged Race. U 9 80m & 300m. U10 100m & 3 Legged Race. U11 100m & 300m. U12 100m & 3 Legged Race. U13 100m & 300m. Mothers Race 100m. Fathers Race 100m. Prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd.
Admission €3 for competing child. Sacks and 3 Legged Race ties provided by club.
Two Macroom properties that have been on the market for a number of the years are reported to be in the process of getting new owners. The unfinished apartment block at the town end of Sleaveen Road has been taken over by Clúid, an independent housing association. On its website, Clúid lists itself as 'a not for profit charity, providing affordable, high quality housing for people who cannot afford to buy their own or pay for rented housing'. Eventual occupiers will be taken from Cork County Council Housing List.
Macroom Convent, which has been up for sale since the Mercy Sisters left Macroom in 2012, is now sporting a Sale Agreed sign with Heffernan Estates. A booking deposit has been paid and Mr. Heffernan has been instructed to prepare the contract of sale, but, until such time as the sale has been completed, the purchaser will not be publicly identified.
Fourth Class girls from St Joseph's Primary School who are taking part in the National Children's Choir concert in Drimoleague. ©An Scoil .
The girls from Fourth and Fifth Classes at St Joseph's Primary School are taking part in the National Children's Choir concert on Wednesday 20th May at All Saint's Church in Drimoleague. Accompanied by a live orchestra, the Macroom girls will join in song with children from Drimoleague NS, St Patrick's BNS Skibbereen, Scoil na mBuachaillí Clonakilty and Barryroe NS Bandon. All have learned a repertoire of 18 songs in Irish, English and Latin as part of the National Children's Choir initiative and will now perform in front of family and friends in the beautiful surroundings of All Saint's Church.
The National Children's Choir is a school-based choral experience for primary school children. The common repertoire of songs challenges the pupils with numbers that range from Bach to the Beatles. The choir enables young people to experience the sheer joy of involvement in music and song. NCC is a philosophy, a way of thinking about and celebrating children's musicality. As a movement it absorbs their energy and gives it back in multiples.
Having commenced on Monday 13th April, work on the resurfacing of the main road through Macroom town as far as the Bridge should be completed before May 22, dependent on weather conditions. Work is done at night time, from 7pm (sometimes before that) to 7am Monday to Friday, finishing at 7a.m. each Saturday morning. Traffic is controlled by a Stop / Go system, entailing up to 20 minutes wait. The main work to be now completed involves road marking, which is very much dependent on weather.
First Year students from De la Salle College Macroom at Dublin airport, en route to Leonardo da Vinci College, Marcallo can Casone, on the school exchange. ©An Scoil
Outing. All 1st years went on an end of year trip to Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre and were accompanied by the Buddies from Transition Year. A great day was had by all.
Pfizers Chemistry Quiz. Four students - Claire Murphy, Caoimhe Browne, Eibhlin Kelleher and Vera O' Riordan - participated in the Pfizer Quiz in Cork, in which 37 teams took part. They came 4th overall and came 1st in the Organic Chemistry round.
Pi Maths Quiz. Karla O'Shea, Kate Bradley, Molly Cronin and Aoife Doyle took part in a Pi Maths quiz in Cork and came 5th overall.
Junior Cert. History Quiz was held recently in Cork. Teams from 3A1 and 3A2 were among the 45 entries and St. Mary's teams came 13th and 16th – a marvellous performance by the girls.
IT Expo in City Hall. 5th year and Transition Year McEgan College students attended the IT@Cork European Tech Summit at City Hall recently. The IT enthusiasts were intrigued with the talks and concepts on show. The event was chaired by Anton Savage (from TV3). Many speakers, including David Parry-Jones from VMware, Michael Loftus from CIT Engineering & Science dept. and Ciara Judge 2013 BT Young Scientist winner, spoke about the latest IT methods such as Cloud Computing, Data Protection for Cloud, Digital Marketing, etc. Two of the McEgan Transition Year students conducted an interview "as Gaeilge" with TG4 Cáolan Shorten and Tyrone Murphy. Accompanying the students were Ms. Angland and Ms. Cooper, Business & IT Teachers at McEgan College.
The Bealtaine session of the Gramophone Circle at Macroom Library was presented by Mary Curtin on a very wet May morning. A great number of residents from Care Choice nursing home, Mary's workplace, attended and her choice of music, in tune with Bealtaine Care for the Aged theme, was very well received by them. Her opening number was Stephen Foster's I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair; followed by Mitch Miller's You Are my Sunshine and Ronnie Ronalde singing Mocking Bird Hill. Seán Ó Sé sang Bruach na Carraige Báine and The Banks of my own Lovely Lee before soprano, Lucia Popp, sang Vilja from Lehar's Merry Widow. The last two numbers before refreshments were Josef Locke with The Rose of Tralee and a New Zealand soprano singing World in Union, theme song for the World Rugby Cup.
The opening number of the second half featured reminiscences from two survivors of the Titanic, taken from Brendan Balfe's The Irish Voice. This was followed by Margaret Burke Sheridan with Danny Boy and the Roger Wagner Chorale with My Grandfather's Clock. Kenneth McKellar sang Trotting to the Fair before a duet, All I ask of you, performed by Placido Domingo and Rebecca Luker and an adaptation of Éamonn a' Chnoic entitled Ned of the Hill, by an American folk singer. Next came the Humming Chorus from Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
This was the final Gramophone Circle of the season but the organisers plan a return in early September. The recent Coffee Morning fundraiser made €395 for the Circle. The organisers wish to thank the Castle Hotel and all the kind sponsors and helpers as well as those who attended. Donations from those unable to attend will be gratefully received by the Treasurer!
Macroom and Ballyvourney Art Classes, under guidance of Kristin Gleeson, at their annual exhibition at Macroom Library . © Lee Valley Outlook
Bealtaine Art exhibition by local artists tutored by Kristin Gleeson to hang in the library during. The Adult Book Club will meet for the last time before the Summer break on the 3rd June at 11.30 am to discuss over a cuppa this month's book, 'Testimony' by Anita Shreve. Macroom Purlies Knitting Group will meet again on the 21st May at 11.30 am. Their fellow knitters from Dunmanway visited recently for a knitting twinning & it was a lovely morning with chat & knitting stories followed by lunch at Granville's. We look forward to making a visit to Dunmanway later in the year. A big thank you to Paula & Áine in the Library & the Purlies. Macroom Writers Group met on 12th May from 6 - 7.30 pm to discuss their work & ideas over refreshments. Bridge Group meet 27th May at 10.30 am in the library, refreshments are served.
Friday the 15th May 'Passage to Everest and Beyond', talk to be given by Jim Murphy author of the book of the same title. It tells the story of Major Richard Hingston, explorer & war hero & makes for a fascinating story. This event is free. Any queries contact the library @ 026/42483.
28th May - Maire Ní Chéilleachair, Sean Nós singer will visit us in Macroom for Bealtaine's Festival of Age & Opportunity. The time is to be confirmed. Contact the library on 026/42483.
The last Music Morning of the season was held in the library on Friday 8th with a lovely selection by Mary Curtin, with assistance from Mr. Eddie Hogan. If anyone would like a copy of the playlist, ask us in the library. A big thank you to the group for their support and attendance over the year and we hope to see you again in September & a special thanks to Mary Curtin who brought two delicious cakes for the group.
Ross Browne- Professional Idiot. One of the best emerging stand-up comedians in the country. He is one of the stars of RTE 2's hit hidden camera show The Fear as Jimmy, Bad Bouncer, Sergeant Major and Dolf. Friday 15th May at 8.00pm. Tickets €10.
Johnny Carroll Briery Gap is delighted to welcome Johnny Carroll back to Macroom, this time with special guest Dessie O'Halloran, for what is sure to be a unique pairing of two supremely talented musicians on Friday May 22nd at 8.00pm.. Tickets €15/€12.
Frankie Gavin and De Danaan Friday 12th June at 8.30pm. Tickets €20.
Cinema: The Imitation Game Monday 18th May. In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing to crack Nazi codes. Turing's team analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. They become heroes, but in 1952, he encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.
The Homesman Monday 25th May. A frontier farm woman (Hilary Swank) saves the life of a claim-jumper (Tommy Lee Jones) and persuades him to help her escort three insane women to a safe haven in Iowa.
All films to be screened at 8.30pm Admission €4.
Gearóid Ó hÉalaithe, Cathaoirleach C.L.G. Cill na Martra, welcomes guests to Comóradh Sheáin Uí Shíocháin at Páirc Uí Chuana © Lee Valley Outlook
The weather gods failed to smile on Cumann Peile Cill na Martra for Comóradh Sheáin Uí Shíocháin on May 10. Nevertheless, a great crowd gathered in the Gaeltacht village and marched from the Ó Síocháin monument near the church to his birthplace beside Tigh Uí Mhurchú, led by Píobairí Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Seán's successor at Croke Park, Liam Ó Maoilmhichíl, unveiled a plaque on the wall of the renovated, former home of the Ard Stiúrthóir of Cumann Lúthchleas Gaeil 1964 – 1979. Fr. Browne P.P. Cill na Martra, blessed the plaque and, discretion being the better part of valour, the crowd adjourned to Páirc Uí Chuana. Here the speeches were delivered in the relative comfort of a rain-lashed marquee.
D'fháiltigh Gearóid Ó hÉalaithe, Cathaoirleach Cumann Peile Cill na Martra, roimh and slua agus na haíonna speisialta - an t-iar Ard Stiúrthóir C.L.G., teaghlach Uí Shíocháin, oifigigh na Mumhan, an chontae, na roinne, na cumainn áitiúla agus Rebel Óg agus Treasa Uí Chuana. Chuir sé fáilte ar leith roimh Siobhán Ní Chuana agus Máire Ní Dhrisceoil/ Uí Laoire a d'oibrigh le Seán i bPáirc an Chróchaigh.
Ina óráid, thrácht Liam Ó Maoilmhichíl ar bheatha agus saothar Sheáin – fé mar a d'imir sé peil agus bhuaidh craobh Chorcaí le mionúirí agus foireann sinsearach Máigh Chromtha 1931. D'imir sé chomh maith le fóirne Chorcaí agus Baile Átha Cliath, rud a dhein an cluiche idir Corcaigh agus Baile Átha Cliath ag an gcomóradh an-oiriúnach. Le linn dó bheih ina Ard Stiúrthóir, chuir sé béim ar fhorbairt na hiománaíochta; páirc imeartha a sholáthar do ghach cumann agus comórtas Scór a chur chun cinn. Fear cumasach, éirimiúil, gealgáireach ab ea é agus bhí sé ina scéalaí agus amhránaí iontach.
Robert Frost, Comhairle na Mumhan, praised the wonderful facilities at Páirch Uí Chuana and urged the audience to continue to support C.L.G. as it is one of the few bodies still promoting parish development as rural areas are stripped of post offices, schools, creameries, shops etc.
Dónal Ó Síocháin, speaking on behalf of his family, thanked everyone responsible for the wonder tribute to his father. He recalled times past when, on visits to Cill na Martra, he played football in the meadow at the Cross and in fields at Nóra Mhór's and the Mons. He congratulated the local club on their achievements and wished them well for the future.
In the subsequent rain and wind lashed game, Dublin proved too good for the Rebels but were courteous and magnanimous guests, even stripping off their protective jackets for an unique team photograph – the Dubs with Séipéal Lachtaín in the background.
Focal Scoir: While regretting the appalling weather conditions, the organisers declared the inaugural Comóradh Sheáin Uí Shíocháin a great success. Hundreds visited the tiny Gaeltacht village and the locals extended a céad míle fáilte. All the events in the Marquee were very well supported and the best of Irish mucic was to be heard throughout the weekend. I gComórtaisí Ceol Uirlise i gcuimhne ar Mháire de Búrca, bhí an bua ag Nora de Búrca Lios Buí fé 15 agus ag Hannah Coombs, Cúil Aodha fé 18. Bhuaidh Jack Ó hÉalaithe, Lios Buí Comórtas Amhránaíochta fé 18 agus 'sí Gobnait Ní Chrualaoich, Baile Mhúirne a bhuaidh Corn Sheáin Uí Shíocháin sa Chomórtas Amhránaíochta do dhaoine fásta.
Na Dubs i bPáirc Uí Chuana © Lee Valley Outlook
Development Group: It is that time of year again when thoughts turn to Tidy Towns. Anyone willing to help is most welcome. The Group will be busy planting, maintaining, feeding over the summer months. They would appreciate help from residents to keep their 'own patch' clean, tidy and free from litter. Many hands make light work .Thanks to all who are already helping.
Niamh Unites the Parishes: A great evening of fashion, entertainment, and fun was held in Clondrohid on May 8. As the wind and rain howled outside, local models from Clondrohid, Ballinagree and Carriganima took to the cat walk, modelling all the best in fashion from local shops and boutiques. The models were all brilliant - boys, girls, teens, adults and senior citizens - as was the M. C., Mick the Yank Kelleher. Entertainment was provided by Ciara Creedon, Aine O'Driscoll, DJ Mike and the M.C. himself. Over €4,500 was raised, so well done to Helen Spillane, Lord Mayor of Ballinagree and all who helped in any way, especially the shops and boutiques, to make this such a successful occasion. Has there been any sighting of the happy honeymoon couple since.??. Everyone wishes Niamh and her family good health and happiness.
First Holy Communion: Children from 2nd class in Clondrohid received First Holy Communion in Clondrohid church on May 9. 24 children in all received their Holy Communion in what was a very solemn and special occasion. The children, with their families, teachers, and friends, basked in the glorious sunshine in the church yard before proceeding to the Community Hall for buffet Communion breakfast. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this a very important occasion in the parish. A special word of thanks to Fr. Wickham, Bridget, and their teachers. Children from Muinefliuch and Carriganima will receive First Holy Communion in Carriganima church on Saturday May 16. Hope it will be a joyful, holy and special occasion for all those children , their parents teachers, and friends as well.
Carriganima NS clothes collection fundraiser. The Parents Association of Carriganima NS is holding a clothes recycling fundraiser. Any unwanted clothes, towels, bed linen, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys are most welcome. Please drop into the school on Wednesday, 20th of May before 2.30 pm. Thank you for your support.
Rosary at the Grotto: On Sunday May 31at 7.30pm a special candle will be lit during Rosary at the Grotto in New Street and will then be brought to the Grotto at Lourdes where it will be lit for the needs and intentions of those in Macroom and its surrounds. Everyone welcome to attend.
G.A.A.: Well done to U16s who defeated Donoughmore 8 7 to 4 3. Team: Micheal Buckley, Joseph Buckley, Fionn Heffernan, Jer Kelleher, Stephen Ryan, Dean Burke, Sean Desmond, Callum O'Shea, Tiernan Quinn, Thomas O'Connor, Cathal Creedon and Ryan Fallon.
Well done to the U13s who had a good win over neighbours Aghinagh recently ,final score 5 09 to 2 06. Well done to the U9 and U10 teams who won both of their games against Macroom recently. All played excellent football, showing great skills at this young age. Well done to all involved.
Congrats to Niamh Duggan who added another medal to her collection. The Cork Minors defeated Tipperary 4. 13 to 2. 15 in the Munster final in Cahir. Well done to Katie Dineen who was on the Cork U 14 Ladies Football team that defeated Waterford in the Munster Final last Saturday. All in Clondrohid GAA are very proud of these ladies who both learned their football skills with Clondrohid underage, Congratulations girls and let's look forward to more wins.
Kelloggs Cúl Camp will be held July 13 to 17. Forms with be available shortly and any other information wanted contact Fergal Kelleher on 087 9359704
Fixtures. J.C. FL Thursday May 14 Clondrohid v Kilmurry at 7.30pm. U13B FL Monday May 18 Ballinhassig v Clondrohid at 7pm.
Ceoltóirí CCÉ Craobh Niall Ó Cathasaigh, all past or present pupils of Martin Power, at the official opening of Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí in Ballincollig © Lee Valley Outlook
The 54th Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí was held in Ballincollig May 7-10 and was a most successful affair. This was Ballincollig's 3rd time hosting the event and coincided with the Ruby Anniversary of the local branch of Chomhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, renamed Craobh Niall Ó Cathasaigh in 1997.
Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí is the biggest in the country and features a total of 1,500 entries, including dancers. At the official opening of the 54th Fleadh in the Oriel House Hotel, a video presentation traced Ballincollig's history and success over the 40 years. Cathaoirleach, Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh, thanked the many generous sponsors who make the running of the Fleadh possible and the efficient officers, Helen Kelly, Donal Cronin, Noreen McCarthy, Theresa Purcell and the hardworking committee members. Con McCarthy, Cathaoirleach an Chontae, said that the success of Comhaltas and the Fleah was built principally on voluntary effort.
Founding and early members of CCE Ballincollig received presentations from Marie Kelly, Branch Cathaoirleach. They are Máirtín de Paor, Mick Dwyer, Con Buckley, Asunta Uí Chathasaigh, Con McCarthy, Marsie Foolkes.
One of the highlights of the Fleadh is the Oíche Amhránaíochta, where singers are called upon and invariably oblige with a great variety of songs. This Fleadh was no exception and former All Ireland winners were among those who contributed. They included Eilís Uí Shúilleabháin, Máire Ní Chéilleachair, Gobnait Ní Chrualaoí, Muireann Ní Luasa, Liam Ó Cróinín agus Séan Ó Muimhneacháin. Séan Ó Cróinín (RIP) was represented by his daughter Rosie and Tadhg Ó Duinnín (RIP) was represented by his daughter Eibhlín Howard. Nell Ní Chróinín, current holder of Corn Uí Riada, also performed.
Lizzy Mullane, Naomh Abán Terrace, Baile Bhúirne, who celebrated her 100th birthday with her family ©Nóra Ní Luasa
The following are individual competitors and members of Comhaltas branches Lachtaín Naofa, Cill na Martra (CnaM), Cúil Aodha (CA), Niall Ó Cathasaigh, Ballincollig (NOC) who came 1st at Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí in Ballincollig May 7 – 10.
Rince ar an Sean Nós, O18.Shane Creed.Carrigaphooka.
Ceol Uirlise. Button Accordion, 15-18.Diarmuid Ó Meachair. (CA) 1st.Whistle, 15-18.Colm Ó Meachair(CA) 1st.Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs, Faoi 12.Éamonn Ó Meachair(CA) 1st.Melodeon, 15-18.Diarmuid Ó Meachair(CA) 1st.Uilleann Pipes, Faoi 12.Éamonn Ó Meachair(CA) 1st.Sean Nós Singing, Irish (Men), 15-18.Diarmuid Ó Meachair (CA) Concertina, 12-15.Meadbh Ní Shé (NOC) Concertina, Faoi 12.Kate Ní Shé (NOC Fiddle, Faoi 12.Cillian Ó Cathasaigh. (NOC Fiddle Slow Airs, 15-18.Cillian Ó Deasmhúnaigh(NOC Grúpaí Ceoil, 15-18.Ceoltóirí Mhúscraí(NOC) Grúpaí Ceoil, Faoi 12.Ceoltóirí Mhúscraí - Cois Laoí(NOC Mandolin, 15-18.Shane Scanlon. (NOC Rogha Ghléas / Miscellaneous, 15-18.Shane Scanlon. (NOC)
Amhráin. Newly Composed Song (English) Any Age.Muiris Mac Giolla Coda. (NOC Sean Nós Singing, Irish (Men), 12-15.Trevor Ó hÉalaithe. (CnaM), Sean Nós Singing, Irish (Men), O18.Seosamh Ó Criodáin. (CnaM), Sean Nós Singing, Irish (Ladies), 12-15.Maebh Ní Dhuinnín. (CnaM), Sean Nós Singing, Irish (Ladies), 15-18.Danielle Ní Chéilleachair. (CnaM), Songs in English (Ladies) O18.Gobnait Ní Chrualaoí. (CnaM), Songs in English (Men) O18.Seosamh Ó Criodáin. (CnaM), .Newly Composed Song (Irish), Any Age.Jerry Ahern. (NOC) .Sean Nós Singing, Irish (Ladies), Faoi 12.Éabha Nic Dhomhnaill. (NOC Ceol Beirte / Duets, 15-18.Shane Scanlon, Tom Palmer. (NOC) agus An Sciobairin Ceol Beirte / Duets, Faoi 12.Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, Kate Ní Shé. (NOC) .Ceol Trír / Trios, Faoi 12.Cillian Ó Cathasaigh, Emily Coffey, Kate Ní Shé. (NOC
Miscellaneous. Comhrá Gaeilge, 15-18.Liam Ó Conaill. (CnaM) Whistling, O18.Seosamh Ó Criodáin. (CnaM) Scéalaíocht, Faoi 12.Aodhagán Ó Riordáin. (CnaM)
Stranded at Lissarda ©
Terelton All roads led to Kilkenny for the Mr. Personality Festival. 31 contestants underwent an on-stage interview on Friday night. They took part in County Challenges on Saturday and, at the Gala Banquet, at 12 o clock on Saturday night, the winner was announced and Noel McSweeney, representing the Muskerry Region, was crowned winner. Noel is a member of Terelton Macra and did his club, region and county proud. Members were also out in full force promoting the Rally (National Conference) which takes place on October Bank holiday in Rochestown Park Hotel.
Berrings Macra held a very successful table quiz for 6 Year Old Dean Crawford in Auntie's Bar, Tower. Quizmaster was Dan O'Donovan. Congratulations to Berrings Macra who won two All-Ireland titles at the National Talent Final in the Solstice Centre at Navan Co. Meath. Berrings won the double with their Disco Dancing and Ballad Group performances. They faced a very high standard of competition. The club's Disco Dancers danced to a medley of music while the Ballad Group performed "How Long Will I Love You?" and "Eye of the Tiger".
Donoughmore Macra members recently helped out with bag packing in Dunnes Macroom to raise money for club member, Marie Wallace, who will be travelling to Lourdes in June. The Impromptu debating team of Meig Collins, James Healy and Elaine O'Connell travelled to Galway for the National Round but were unfortunately defeated in the Semi-final by South Leitrim, but it was a great achievement to get that far. Well done to all involved; the club is very proud. The National AGM was held the same day and club member, James Healy, passed over his title of Munster Vice President to Ger Griffin of Mitchelstown Macra. Congratulations to James for all his hard work over the past two years. Later that evening members went on to attend a Masquerade Ball in the Loughrea Hotel and a great night was had by all.
Creamery outing to Glengarriff in 1930s. Included are Dan Lucey, driver. Dan Creedon, Creamery Manager, Teergay; Peter Creedon, publican, Toonbridge; Mary Creedon; Mick, Maggie and Eily Lucey, Jerh McSweeney, Denny McSweeney, John Goggin and John Murphy, Creamery Manager, Terelton. ©
Eibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin ag fágail slán le páistí ag Scoil Abán tar éis di dhá bhliain déag a chaitheamh ag múineadh amhránaíochta ann. ©Nóra Ní Luasa
She sat alone in an old folks home, lonely and old and grey.
She wished that someone – just anyone – would call on her that day.
He lay for days on his hospital bed, the hourse were long and hard.
He wished that someone – just anyone – would write him a letter or card.
Her loved one had died just a few months ago, all sad and lonely she sat.
She wished that someone – just anyone – woud drop in on her for a chat.
He was far from home on foreign soil, feeling sick, lonely and blue.
He wished that someone – just anyone – would write him a line or two.
She spent long hours, that worker, giving the best she knew.
She wished that someone – just anyone – would say a brief 'Thank You'.
We play our part as Christians, no matter how busy each day,
When we help someone – just anyone – as we walk along life's pathway.
Parish of Macromp by Rev. Simeon Davies Junior, Protestant Rector of Macroom 1796 – 1830. Report for Mason's Parochial Survey 1814 – 1819. Part 111
Ancient Buildings. As to ruins of monasteries or other religious houses, there are none of any kind whatsoever, nor any traces of round towers, moats, monuments, or inscriptions. There are two old Danish forts, as they are called, which are nothing more than a large hollow space, with a high bank round them; they are not even planted, though encouragement has been held out for doing so. There is one venerable old castle close to the town, which is at present the family residence of Robert Hedges Eyre, called Macromp Castle; it is situated in a bold elevated spot, hanging over the river Sillane, just opposite the church and on the same side of the river Sillane, with a steep high wood down to the bridge leading to Kerry. This castle was built in the reign of King John and consequently is at least 500 years old; the walls are in general from 8 – 10 feet thick and cemented together in such a manner as to be almost impossible to be broken through. It would stand a siege for ever unless cannon were brought before it. The famous Admiral Penn was born in this castle*; it had belonged for time out of mind to the family of McCarthys, Earls of Cloncartie, and was, together with an immense property, forfeited to the crown for rebellion in 1690. This family formerly possessed every foot of estate from Macromp to Blarney, within four miles of Cork, what now would be worth at least from four to five hundred thousand pounds a year, which, as it was all then sold by the Hollow Sword-blade Co., was purchased of course by Protestants only; so that the entire, with only one small exception, is now, throughout the two extensive baronies of east and west Muskerry, in the possession of Protestants.
Other uninhabited castles are Carregafooka Castle, in the parish of Clondrohid; Dundarirke castle, in the parish of Kilnamartyr; Masshaniglass Castle and Caregadrohid Castle, both in the parish of Ahina. East of Macromp is Drepsy Castle; further east, in the parish of Castlemore; Magourney and Kilcrea in the parish of Moveddy, on the road from Macroom to Cork. At Kilcrea is the famous old abbey as well as castle, still one of the greatest burying places among the Roman Catholics in Munster; Blarney castle, a fine building, close to which is the residence of the family of Jeffrys; and lastly, the ruins of Mourne Abbey, at the northern boundary of Muskerry, where there was a monastery. All these belonged to the Earls of Cloncartie. It is thought, for this reason, that every parish in the two Muskerrys pays annually quit or crown rent to the monastery of Mourneabbey to the Collector, formerly resident at Mallow, but now removed by Mr. Anderson to his own town of Fermoy.
The town of Macromp, the castle, and surrounding property, when forfeited, was purchased by Captain Hedges and Judge Bernard (ancestor tot the Earl of Bandon) in conjunction. The castle now is the residence of Robert Hedges Eyre Esq., a gentleman of well-known hospitality in the south of Ireland, who has now added the name of Eyre to his surname, for a large property in the counties of Galway, Tipperary and Cork, which he inherits in right of his grandmother, who was an heiress of the name.
The only monumental inscriptions in the church is that of the Rev. Mr. Browne, which, as it is rather singular, shall be here inserted:- 'Here lieth the body of the Reverend Mr. Richard Browne, B.D., who was rector and vicar of this parish 45 years, during which time he was always resident. On the 27th January, in the year of our Lord 1712, he cheerfully resigned his spirit to God, who gave it, in sure hope of resurrection to eternal life, being 69 years of age. He was married to Mary, daughter to Colonel Edward Alleyne, 43 years, by whom he had 11 sons and 9 daughters.
To be continued. Note that place names are as they appear in the original document.
*While living in the Cromwell-granted Castle with his father, Admiral Penn, for some years during the mid-17th century, William Penn was not born in Macroom.
The Land Registry in 2005 announced that all existing paper-based maps would be converted into electronic form over a five-year period known as the digital mapping project. In August 2010, the mapping project was completed with all 26 counties fully digitalised. The digital mapping project now provides easy access to data. However, these newly digitalised property boundaries are not quite the same as old paper maps and one of the impacts is that landowners cannot take new digitalised PRA boundaries at face value as they must be checked on the ground by a qualified and competent surveyor to verify their position.
Boundary disputes between neighbours are wretched affairs fought with passion. The dispute often is far out of proportion to the issue at hand and destroys neighbour relations. Often, the financial cost of litigation frequently exceeds the value of the land concerned. In most cases, the area of the land in dispute will be very small but litigation may ensue because of its critical location or strategic importance to the owners concerned.
Boundary disputes can arise over many different issues and can be related to shared access ways, rights to light, drainage rights, overhanging trees, air rights, squatters rights etc. Irrespective of the reason for the dispute, they have the potential to last for years and have a terrible impact on the lives of all those concerned.
Sean Corcoran of Corcoran Engineers and Architects says, "Whether you are buying a house, farmland, site or any kind of property you need to instruct a competent professional to check existing ownership maps. Before purchasing a property, it is critical that the map accurately reflects the property being purchased. Instructing a competent professional to check maps before signing a contract represents excellent value for money and saves you thousands in the long run if it means you avoid an expensive and lengthy boundary dispute in court."
The proverb "good fences make good neighbours" has stood the test of time but if the fence starts to crumble, it usually means that neighbourly relations will go the same way.
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.
Fashion Show in aid of Kilbarry N.S. will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom on Thursday 14th May, when Style Advisor, Dee Kelly Morgan, will present the latest summer fashion from Mahon Point Shopping Centre. There will be a prize for the best dressed person and a raffle for great spot prizes, including an overnight at the 5* Cliff House Hotel with Afternoon Tea. Local businesses supporting the event include Toonsbridge Dairy, Muse Hairdressing and the newly opened Beauty Suite. Tickets are €15, available from Muse and The Beauty Suite as well as Kilbarry school or by calling Siobhan on 086 339 4574. Many thanks for your support.
Mary Green, Ellie & Noel Shine ag ceol agus ag canadh san Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh ar an Aoine, 15/05/15, ag 8:30. Ticéidí agus eolas ag 026 45733
Open Garden at home of Deirdre Kidney, Kilcolta Lodge, Fennels Bay, Crosshaven will be open on Saturday May 16th from 12 noon to 6 p m in aid of Marymount Hospice. Please support.
Johnstown / Kilmichael Vintage Club is holding the annual Vintage car, Motorbike & Open Tractor run along with a 9 km walk, on Sunday, May 17th in aid of Brú Columbanus ,Wilton, Cork. Registration at Cill Eanna Bar, Johnstown, at 1 pm and run commences at 2 pm . Refreshments available on return . Donations can be given to any committee member or on the day, at Cill Eanna Bar, Johnstown, prior to run commencing. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Brú Columbanus is a voluntary organisation that provides accommodation for the relatives of seriously ill patients in any of the Cork Hospitals or Hospice, especially relatives of sick children. It is situated opposite Cork University Hospital and has accommodated many families from Mid Cork and West Cork over the years.
Kilmichael Historical Society annual Mass for the deceased of Kilmichael will take place on Monday 18th May at 7.30 pm at Macloneigh Cemetery, a very historical site. Amergin, the father of St. Finbarr was reputed to have been born here. The ruins in the cemetery are of an early medieval church. It is a very peaceful place and the Mass here is always a very special one. All are welcome.
Breakfast for Nepal. As a novel fundraising event, Macroom Lions are having a sponsored Breakfast on Saturday Morning, May 23, from 8 to 10 am. Humphrey Lynch has kindly agreed to sponsor the breakfast in his Cafe in North Square. All proceeds will go to those poor people so badly affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Funds will be sent through Lions International, who already have people working there. Come along to Lynch's on Saturday 23rd. Enjoy your Breakfast and help the needy.
Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. It will support a fundraising effort to send a local boy, Jack, who suffers from ASD, to EuroDisney. On Sunday the 17th of May the Club is organising a charity vintage run. Sign on from 11am at the Tesco Car Park, departing at 12 noon and heading for Ardmore. On Saturday the 23rd of May the club will be supporting a fundraising day in Ballincollig, which will include a Vintage Car display at the Plaza, Ballincollig Shopping Centre.
Giving for Living. The Farm, Grenagh & Busy Bees Toddler Group have come together to host a Coffee Morning in aid of the 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon on Wednesday 20th May 10.30am to 12.30pm. The Farm is waiving entry fees on the day in lieu of donations to the 96FM Radiothon Fund. This year's Giving for Living Radiothon will support cancer services in Cork; the Mercy Hospital Foundation, Cork University Hospital, Marymount Hospice, Breakthrough Cancer Research and Cork Arc Cancer Support House. The Busy Bees Toddler Group meets at The Farm every Wednesday morning @ 10.30am!
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Members' Social Evening/ Garden Visit to Crosshaven Thursday 21st May. Bus departing Macroom at 5.00p.m. Annual Members' Outing Saturday 20th of June to Ennis final payment now due. Further enquiries 087-982170 or 086-3046608.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Family Fun day will be held on May 30th 3-6pm in Kilmurry GAA pitch, with plenty for the family to do on the day. There will underage football Blitz, Adult football Blitz, BBQ, Cake Sale and Car wash. It promises to be a fantastic day and there will be plenty of amusements for both kids and adults (Tug of war, races, beat the keeper, longest kick). All funds raised will go towards the maintenance of the Pitch.
Macroom Cemetery Mass will be celebrated at St. Colman's Graveyard, Killarney Road on Friday 12th June at 7:30pm to remember all those buried in Macroom. All are welcome. Mass-goers are requested to arrive early to allow sufficient time to park and be on time for the Mass.
Canovee Mad Hair Day, in aid of Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, recognised the hospital's service to 6th class pupil, Ian Flynn, who will be leaving the school in June. The whole school participated in this fantastic fundraiser.
Over 60s Talent Final will be held on June 7 at City Hall, Cork at 8p.m. and Pat Murphy will represent Macroom Senior Citizens/ Active Retired. Congratulations Pat and best of luck in the final. . .
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto Results 28/04/2015. Jackpot €6,800. Numbers Drawn 31-33-35. No Winner - €70 Gerard Dromey, Kilmichael €20, Nora Sheehan, 12 Pairc na Deireachta, Macroom. Mark O'Sullivan, Kilnagurteen. Antoinette Cullinane . John Manning, Dan Corkery Place. Nuala Lucey, Ard na Gréine, Macroom, Next Weeks
5/5/20125. Jackpot €7000. Numbers Drawn 8-9-25. No Winner - €70 Joe Creedon, Cork Street, Macroom. €20. Mike Twomey, Railway View. Eileen Leahy, New Street. Tony O'Sullivan, Kilnagurteen Stephen O'Leary, The Glenties Ciara O'Riordan, Coolalta, Macroom.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: April 30. Jackpot €5,200. No Winner. €70 Saoirse Kelleher, 45 Daffodil Fields, Ballincollig €20 Catherine O'Connor, c/o Murrays. Christy Goggin, Moulnahorna. John Casey, Rusheen. Kevin & Caroline O'Leary, The Glebe.
May 6. Jackpot €5,400. No Winner. €70 Martin & Catherine Lehane, Gortnalicka. €20 - Eileen Coakley, c/o Westlodge, Bantry. Mary Gallagher, Farnanes. Abby Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto May 3. Jackpot: €14,100, Numbers Drawn: 13,16,20,27. No Winner. €50 Eileen & Aidan Deasy, Aherla. €25 Helen Buckley Aherla. Jacinta McGrath Aherla.
May 10. Jackpot: €14,250, Numbers Drawn 4,7 19,29. No Winner. €50 Magaret O'Hanlon c/o Castlemore Arms €25 Noel Moynhian Canovee. Bina Healy Cloughduv
Kilmurry GAA Lotto results. 05/05/15 Jackpot €2200. No winner. Numbers 8,13,21. €50 Christy O'Sullivan €20 Liam O'Callaghan TJ Lordan Freya O' Leary Mary Horgan Orla O' Donoghue
11/05/15. Jackpot €2400 Dylan Kelleher. Numbers 5,8,31. €50 Liz Fitz, €20 Joe Moloney Richard Donlon Denis Healy Siobhan O' Leary
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 5/5/2015, Jackpot: €1,400, Numbers Drawn: 16 – 25 – 31, No Winner: €40 Anna O' Riordan, €20 Pat O' Riordan, Billy Casey, Deirdre Brown, Michael Martin (Yearly Ticket).
11/5/2015, Jackpot: €1,600, Numbers Drawn: 27 – 30 – 34, No Winner: €40 Katie O' Connell, €20 Patsy Moynihan, Yvonne Hayes, Daniel Field, Micheál Martin (Yearly Ticket).
A Time for Friends by Patricia Scanlan
Hilary and Colette O'Mahony have been friends since childhood. When Jonathan Harpur breezes into Hilary's life and goes into business with her ,Colette isn't pleased. They instantly dislike one another. As the years roll by and each is faced with difficult decisions and tough times, one thing is clear - to have a friend you must be a friend.
A lovely gentle read, full of emotion and redemption.
Available in Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop priced 15.99
There has been hectic activity in the three county football championships and all first rounds have now been decided. After the first rounds in the county championships, winners advance to round four: losers meet in round two with winners here to round four, the losers to round three (last chance), i.e. every club team gets three chances to advance to round four.
In Mid Cork, the Mid Cork Junior A football championship first round ties have been decided in the past two weeks. Winners advance to round three, losers to round two (last chance).
Cork who were defeated by Dublin at Comóradh Sheáin Uí Shíocháin in Cill na Martra © Lee Valley Outlook
Round 1: A: Douglas v St. Finbarr's B: Ballyhea v Blackrock C: Na Piarsaigh v Youghal D: Midleton v Killeagh E: Glen Rovers v Ballymartle F: Carrigtwohill v Erin's Own G: Sarsfields v Newtownshandrum H: Bride Rovers v Bishopstown
Round 2 (First Round Losers) A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H
Round 1 A: Duhallow 1-17 Carbery 1-13 B: MUSKERRY scr. Carrigdhoun w/o C: UCC 3-16 CIT 3-15 D: Imokilly 3-21 Avondhu 3-18
Round 2 Duhallow v Carrigdhoun UCC v Imokilly
Coláiste Ghobnatan a bhuaidh Craobh an Chontae sa pheil sinsearach ©Nóra Ní Luasa
A: Carbery Rangers 0-14 Valley Rovers 2-10
B: Clyda Rovers 0-9 Castlehaven 2-12
C: Bishopstown 2-14 O'Donovan Rossa 2-11
D: Newcestown 0-16 Clonakilty 0-8
E: Nemo Rangers 1-18 Ilen Rovers 0-10
F: St. Nick's 1-7 Douglas 2-9
G: BALLINCOLLIG 1-15 St. Finbarr's 1-12
H: Dohenys 1-11 Aghada 0-10
Carbery Rangers v Clyda Rovers
O'Donovan Rossa v Clonakilty,
Ilen Rovers v St Nicholas
St Finbarr's v Aghada
A: Duhallow 3-11 Avondhu 1-10
B: CIT 1-6 Muskerry 0-12
C: UCC 0-18 Carbery 1-6
D: Beara 4-13 Seandún 0-13
Round 2 – 2 to advance to open draw 4th round. Duhallow v MUSKERRY. UCC v Beara
4th round – open draw. 16 teams, 8 first rd. winners plus 4 second round winners plus 2 third round winners plus two from Divs./Colleges
Round 1 A: Cloyne v Watergrasshill B: Mallow v INNISCARRA C: Castlelyons v Kanturk D: Carrigaline v Ballinhassig E: Fermoy v Valley Rovers F: BLARNEY v Kilworth G: Courcey Rovers v Bandon H: Tracton v Newcestown
Round 2 C v G, H v F, D v E, B v A
Round 1 – 8 winners to Rd. 4
A: BÉAL ÁTHA'n GHAORTHAIDH 0-15 Macroom 1-10
B: BALLINORA 0-4 Mallow 1-12
C: Castletownbere 0-7 Carrigaline 0-9
D: NAOMH ABÁN 1-12 GRENAGH 1-8
E: Bantry Blues 2-6 ÉIRE ÓG 3-10
F: Newmarket 1-9 Kiskeam 2-7
G: St. Vincent's 1-9 Na Piarsaigh 0-8
H: Nemo Rangers 1-7 St. Michael's 1-11
Round 2- 4 winners to rd. 4
Nemo Rangers v Macroom
Na Piarsaigh v Bantry Blues
Grenagh v Newmarket
Castletownbere v Ballinora
Round 3 – 2 games, winners to rd. 4, losers to relegation play off.
Round 1 A: Barryroe v Aghada B: Ballygarvan v Éire ÓG C: Milford v Fr. O'Neill's D: DRIPSEY v Meelin E: Argideen Rangers v Charleville F: Kildorrery v Castlemartyr G: BALLINCOLLIG v Kilbrittain H: GRENAGH v AGHABULLOGUE
Round 2 F v H, B v E, G v A, D v C
Round 1 A: Glanworth 1-9 Adrigole 0-11
B: Mayfield 2-9 Glanmire 2-5
C: Kildorrery 1-16 Kinsale 0-9
D: Ballydesmond 0-11 Kanturk 1-9
E: AGHABULLOGUE 2-11 Mitchelstown 1-13
F: Millstreet 0-11 Glenville 0-14
G: Rockchapel 2-13 Youghal 0-10
H: CILL na MARTRA 0-10 Fermoy 1-9
Round 2 Kinsale v CILL Na MARTRA
Adrigole v Mitchelstown
Ballydesmond v Millstreet
Youghal v Glanmire
Ballincollig 1-15 St Finbarr's 1-12
Ballincollig senior footballers made a great start to their 2015 campaign with a win against St Finbarr's at Páirc Uí Rinn. They went into this game as county champions and with a good record in the league and got off to a great start winning a lot of possession and the forwards in particular combining very well to score some excellent points . After seven minutes they led by 0-4 to nil with 2 points from Cian Kiely and points from John Kelly and John Miskella . After 18 minutes St Finbarrs scored their first point and at this stage the score was 0-6 to 01 . Shane Murphy made a number of runs forward and with George Durrant and Pat Kelly both playing well, Ballincollig continued to dominate . Pat Kelly scored a goal after 27 minutes after running on to a breaking ball and finishing well to the bottom corner of the net. At half time the score was 1-10 to 0-4 with Ballincollig down to 14 men, John Miskella very harshly sent off for a straight red. The second half was always going to be tight and when St Finbarr's started with 3 unanswered points Ballincollig had to dig deep to keep on top. At the three quarter stage it was 1-14 to 0-7. Ballincollig now lost the injured Pat Kelly and after a number of black cards were handed out by the referee, St Finbarr's rallied, scored a number of points and on 58 minutes had a goal to bring the margin to three points. A further point from St Finbarr's meant the finish was very tense and exciting. A point from Seán Kiely after 61 minutes restored the Ballincollig three point lead and the final whistle brought sighs of relief.
Scorers for Ballincollig: C Kiely (0-4); P Kelly (1-1); J Kelly (0-2 frees), C Dorgan (0-1 free, 0-3 each); J Miskella (0-2); S Kiely, C O'Sullivan (0-1 each)
Ballincollig: J Gibbons; S Murphy, L Jennings, N Galvin; JP Murphy, S O'Donoghue, C Moore; S Kiely, C O'Sullivan; G Durrant, P Kelly, C Kiely; J Kelly, C Dorgan, J Miskella. Subs: A Donovan for P Kelly (42 mins), D Kirstein for JP Murphy (47, bc) D Murphy for Moore (51, bc), R Noonan for J Kelly (62).
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0-15 Macroom 1-10
The better team on the night won this game at Cill na Martra. Béal Átha showed the greater desire to win, competed more fiercely for every ball, took an early lead, led by 0-7 to 0-1 after 25 minutes and when Macroom made a determined effort to recover in the second half the Gaeltacht men weathered the storm and came back again with four points in a row to again lead by six points in the 50th minute. Macroom hopes were revived by an excellent Conor O'Sullivan goal in the 53rd minute but Béal Átha survived the onslaught and were deserving winners.
Macroom lined out with county mid fielder Fintan Goold at full forward and paid a heavy price for this decision. Béal Átha got a complete grip around the midfield area and the forwards got a supply of good ball which they used to great effect with Pól Ó Buachalla, Ben and Liam Shorten and Tim O'Leary tearing the Macroom defence to shreds. Two points apiece from Liam Shorten and Paul Buckley had their side four points clear before Ger Angland had an opening point for Macroom in the 16th minute and Béal Atha replied with points from Ben Shorten, Andy Concannon from a free, and Paul Buckley to go six clear. Fintan Goold, now at midfield, pointed a Macroom free, Béal Átha came back with points from Ben Shorten and Tim O'Leary and Macroom finished with two points from frees, one each from David and Fintan Goold. It was 0-9 to 0-4 at the break and it could have been worse from a Macroom perspective after a disastrous half hour.
On the restart, Macroom had points from David Goold, John Murphy and Béal Átha goalkeeper Barra Concannon saved a point blank shot from David Goold at the expense of a fruitless '45' in the 6th minute. Philip Corrigan took a fine point for Macroom a minute later and Andy Concannon replied in the 43rd minute but Conor O'Sullivan's point on the three quarter mark left the score at 0-10 to 0-8. Béal Átha lifted their game again and rattled off four points on the trot, two from Andy Concannon, one each from Ben Shorten and Tim O'Leary to lead by six points with ten minutes remaining. The goal Macroom desperately needed was now forthcoming from Conor O'Sullivan and it was a fine effort from a very tight angle and when Fintan Goold followed up with a point from a free only two points separated the sides with five minutes remaining. A smashing point from Colman Twomey for Béal Átha was a relief, Macroom had the last word with a point from Ciarán Murphy and then in an unsavoury incident two players got red carded, a decision which might prove costly yet for Macroom.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Barra Ó Coinceannain: Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Leonard Ó Conchúir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Cian Ó Duinnín, Miceál Ó Tuama, Seán Ó Donnchú: Colmán Ó Tuama, Eoin Ó Coill: Pól Ó Buachalla, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Ben Seartan: Aindrias Ó Coinceannain, Tadhg Ó Laoire, Liam Seartan. Subs: Seán Ó Coill for L Seartan (black card) (18), Ciarán Ó Nuanáin for S Ó Donnchú (60), Donal MacCarthaigh for E Ó Coill (61).
Macroom: James O'Connell: Michael Cahill, Eoin O'Mahony, David Cotter: Kevin O'Dwyer, Rory Buckley, Ciarán Murphy: Philip Corrigan, Fintan Goold: Tony Dineen, Seán Kiely, Gerard Angland: Conor O'Sullivan, David Goold, John Murphy. Sub: Alan Quinn for T Dineen (52).
Referee: Eamonn Sheehy, Newcestown.
Ballinora 0-4 Mallow 1-12
Ballinora started this game at Blarney well with points from Ben Ahern and Michael Murphy but they were not to score again until the final minute of the half when Michael Murphy and Dylan Dineen had points but in between Mallow got six points on the board. With the gap between the teams down to only two points in injury time Mallow struck for a demoralising goal to lead by 1-6 to 0-4 at the break. Ballinora were not to score again as Mallow quickly tacked on four points in a row by the 35th minute to take a nine point lead.. The game was effectively over and Mallow did enough to keep comfortably in front to the finish.
Ballinora: Cathal O'Connor: Neil Walsh, Tim Crotty, James Lordan: Conor Brosnan, Mike Lordan, Kevin O'Regan: Tom McGrath, Alan O'Neill: Ben Ahern, Michael Murphy, Barry Crowley: Darragh Holmes, Conor Murphy, Dave O'Neill. Subs: Dylan Dineen, Gary O'Halloran.
Éire Óg 3-10 Bantry Blues 2-6
Éire Óg got off to a good start at a very wet Ballingeary with a fourth minute Liam Sheehan goal helping them to a 1-2 to 0-1 lead after the opening quarter. Daniel Goulding was the provider of a second goal four minutes later 2-3 to 0-2 now, but the Blues came back with a goal before half time at which stage it was 2-5 to 1-4 in favour of the Ovens men. However when Bantry scored another goal on the restart from the penalty spot only a single point separated the teams and Bantry then drew level from a free in the 39th minute at 2-5 apiece. Daniel Goulding put Éire Óg back in the lead with a fabulous score and then came the decisive goal of the game when John Dineen's shot was blocked but Ronan O'Toole reacted fastest of all to lash the loose ball to the net. In the final quarter Bantry were to add only a point to their tally while Éire Óg remained in control and their 'main man' Daniel Goulding fired over four more points to copper fasten their victory, their first in the Premier grade having won the intermediate county title for the first time last year
Éire Óg scorers: D Goulding 1-8 (0-2f, 0-1 '45'), L Sheehan and R O'Toole 1-0 each, D O'Connor and J Dineen 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: Ronan Dennehy, John Mullins, Cian O'Mahony: Dermot O'Herlihy, Alan O'Mahony, Michael O'Shea: Paul McDonagh, Liam Murphy: Ronan O'Toole, Liam Sheehan, Daniel O'Connor: Daniel Goulding, Aidan O'Connor, John Dineen. Sub: Denis Murphy.
Naomh Abán 1-12 Grenagh 1-8
It was cold and wet at Coachford for this all-Muskerry tie but Naomh Abán and Grenagh defied the elements and provided an interesting first round encounter for the rain sodden spectators. Grenagh started well with two points from Gerry Russell and Conor Fitzgerald but Naomh Abán quickly found their rhythm and points from Colm Murphy, Miceál Ó Cróinín and Mike Lyons were followed by a goal from Miceál Ó Cróinín in the 13th minute. DD Dorgan pointed for Grenagh but Naomh Abán were on top and they shot six more points before the interval, one each from Niall Kelly, Miceál Ó Laoire, Ó Cróinín, Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Mike Lyons and Colm Murphy, to which Grenagh replied with a point from a DD Dorgan free and one from play from Gerry Russell. Naomh Abán also had a goal disallowed for a square infringement, the forward being inside the 'square' before the ball was kicked.
Leading by 1-9 to 0-5 Naomh Abán looked to be in a comfortable position but Grenagh don't do capitulation and after Dorgan an Russell had added another brace of points Ultan Duggan got a lucky goal in the 40th minute, his fisted effort at a point falling low and being touched by goalkeeper Jonathan Hoare as it fell in the net was allowed. There were now only three points separating the teams and defences were under pressure at both ends. Naomh Abán held firm and 17 minutes elapsed before the next score, a point to Grenagh from DD Dorgan, 1-10 to 1-8. Naomh Abán badly needed a score and it came from Maidhc Ó Duinnín in the 29th minute and was followed by another from Séamus Ó Laoire in injury time to ease the tension.
Naomh Abán: Seancháin Ó hUidhir: Séamus Ó Mathúna, Colm de hÍde, Liam Ó Luasa: Mícheál Ó Liatháin, Séamus Ó Riada, Diarmuid Ó Scannaill: Míceál Ó Laoire, Tadgh Ó Scannaill: Donncha Ó Cróinín, Miceál Ó Cróinín, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Colm Ó Murchú. Fir Ionaid: Séamus Ó Laoire, Donncha Ó Ceocháin, Ronán de hÍde.
Grenagh: Martin Barry: Michael Lehane, Aonghus Duggan, Kevin O'Neill: Timmy Buckley, Niall Doherty, Shane Dorgan: Tom Kenny, Gerry Russell: Colin O'Sullivan, Conor Fitzgerald, Tadgh Walsh: Liam Walsh, Ultan Duggan, Diarmuid Dorgan. Subs: Liam O Donovan, Peter McSweeney.
Referee: Brian Murphy, Carrigtwohill.
Cill na Martra 0-10 Fermoy 1-9
Cill na Martra started this game against last year's beaten finalists well and Kevin Hoare pointed two frees before Gearóid Golden pointed superbly from play. Fermoy replied with a goal and followed immediately with point to take the lead. These were the Avondhu sides only first haff scores as Cill na Martra continued to be on top and had further points from a Kevin Hoare freee an;d two fine efforts from play by Shane Dineen. It was 0-6 to 1-1 at the break but Fermoy had a point from a free two minutes into the second half and then equalised from another free. Anthony Cooney kicked a smashing point to put the western side back in front, Fermoy again equalised from a free, 0-7 to 1-4 on 42 minutes. A point from play put Fermoy in front and they doubled their advantage with a point from a free but Dan Ó Duinnín got a point back for his side. Cill na Martra captain Noel O'Leary received a second yellow card and had to depart the field of play and Fermoy opened up a two point lead again from a free. Dan Ó Duinnín now pointed a Cill na Martra free, Fermoy had a point from a free to restore the two point gap. Kevin Hoare had a late point for Cill na Martra but Fermoy answered it with one of their own to emerge winners on a two point margin.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Marc Ó Goilí, Colm Ó Laoire, Danny Ó Conaill: Tadg Ó Corcora, Graham Ó Mocháin, Antóin Ó Cuana: Nollaig Ó Laoire, Gearóid Ó Goilí: Dara MacLochlainn, Caoimhín Ó hUidhir, Martín Ó Conchuir: Dan Ó Duinnín, Caoimhín Ó Suilleabháin, Shane Ó Duinnín. Fir Ionaid: Risteard Ó hUidhir, Donal Óg Ó Laoire.
Saturday May 16th
PIHC R1, Mallow v Inniscarra, 7pm at Mourne Abbey
IHC, Ballygarvan v Éire Óg, 6pm at Brinny
U-21 'B' QF, Cill na Martra v Passage at Ballincollig 7pm
J 'B' HC R1, Laochra Óg v Lismire, 3.30pm at Banteer
J 'B' HC R1, Gabriel Rangers v Uíbh Laoire, 3.30pm at Aughaville
Sunday May 17th IHC R1, Ballincollig v Kilbrittain, 2.30pm at Bandon
Sunday May 24th PIHC R1, Blarney v Kilworth 3.45pm at P Uí Rinn
Saturday May 30th
SFC R2, St Finbarrs v Aghada
PIFC R2 Nemo Rangers v Macroom at Carrigadrohid
PIFC R2 Na Piarsaigh v Bantry Blues
IHC R1, Dripsey v Meelin, 7.30pm at Banteer.
IHC R1, Grenagh v Aghabullogue, 7 pm at Ballyanley
Sunday May 31st IFC R2 Kinsale v Cill na Martra at Newcestown 3pm.
Monday June 1st
U-21 'A' QF Inniscarra v Beara, 3.30pm at Aughaville
PIFC Grenagh v Newmarket
June 6th: PIFC R2 Castletownbere v Ballinora
Sunday June 7th: At Thurles, Munster SHC SF Cork v Waterford and Munster IHC SF Cork v Waterford
Saturday June 14th at Páirc Uí Rinn: Munster S.F.C. SF Cork v Clare/Limerick and Munster J.F.C. SF Cork v Clare/Limerick
Cork played Waterford in Thurles in the Allianz National Hurling League Final in a game preceded by the Camogie National League final between Cork and Galway. The day started badly for Cork when the ladies were defeated by the westerners on a score of 2-15 to 2-12. Cork were eleven points adrift at half time, 2-10 to 0-5, but staged a fine second half rally which just fell short. Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery once again were outstanding for Cork.
The hurlers were a major disappointment as they went down to Waterford on a 1-24 to 0-17 scoreline. Cork were not as skilful or committed as the Déise men and there are now fears for the Rebels chances when the teams meet again in the championship in a few weeks' time.
Galway 2-15 Cork 2-12
Galway followed up an easy semi-final victory over champions Kilkenny, by beating All-Ireland victors Cork to claim their first Irish Daily Star Camogie League Division 1 title in 10 years. Cork had conceded just 41 points in five games to date in the competition but their packed defensive system was ripped to shreds in the first half, as Galway took them for 2-10, with only one point of that coming from a placed ball. The halftime scoreline was Galway 2 -10 to Cork 0-5 However, the Tribeswomen allowed an 11-point interval advantage to be whittled down to three by the final whistle.
Galway were dominant in every sector for most of the game. Even when Cork came with two early second-half goals, they were a result of long clearances rather than well-crafted scores, and they didn't make any further leeway until scoring three late points. By and large, the Leeside forwards were starved of a quality supply. Cork were heavily reliant on Orla Cotter for scores from frees and she landed two of her eight points. But Cork needed a goals and they had one after 43 seconds of the second half when skipper Ashling Thompson drove through the middle and fed Julia White, who in turn transferred to Katrina Mackey. The All-Star attacker blasted a ferocious shot to the net. Amy O'Connor showed her predatory instincts when racing onto a long clearance from Thompson and flicking the sliotar past the advancing Susan Earner before slotting to an empty net. Cotter converted a point and suddenly it was a five-point game. McGrath settled Galway with a brace of frees and the margin was six until the last five minutes when subs Hannah Looney and Orla Cronin hit the target for Cork and Cotter landed her last free. Time ran out for the rallying Munster girls though and Galway held on for a deserved victory.
Cork Scorers: O Cotter 0-8(fs); K Mackey 1-1; A O'Connor 1-0, B Corkery, H Looney, O Cronin 0-1 each
Cork: A Lee, L Callanan, L Treacy, L O'Sullivan, E O'Sullivan, P Mackey, M Cahalane, R Buckley, A Thompson, O Cotter, F Neville, J White, A O'Connor, B Corkery, K Mackey. Subs: G O'Connor for Neville (ht), H Looney for Callanan (46), O Cronin for White (51)
In the Tesco Ladies National League final at Parnell Park in Dublin Cork drew with Galway on a 3-8 to 1-14 scoreline and so the teams must meet again to decide if Cork can make it three league titles in a row or not. Cork got a real tough challenge from Galway and did well to get a draw even though it was Galway who eventually had to get the equalising point. Eimear Scally and Rhona Ní Bhuachalla were influential substitutes for Cork, Valerie Mulcahy scoring the second Cork goal after a fine shot from Scally was blocked and Rhona Ní Bhuachalla scoring the third Cork goal which gave the Rebels a one point lead. Marie Ambrose, Vera Foley, Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery were all on duty for a battling Cork side. What a team!
Kilmurry 2-12 Clondrohid 1-4
Reigning champions Kilmurry showed fine form in defeating Clondrohid in the opening round of this year's Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship on a very wet and cold Friday night in Macroom. Clondrohid have had a good league campaign to date this season and were expected to offer a stiff challenge to the champions but in the event Kilmurry got on top early on, boosted by a 6th minute goal from Pádraig Berhanu and led by 1-4 to 0-2 after the opening quarter. Dave McCarthy, a handful at full forward for Kilmurry, got the opening score after 50 seconds but Mark Creed equalised for Clondrohid. A high ball into the Clondrohid goalmouth from Colm Crowley was tapped down into the waiting arms of Pádraig Berhanu and the later lashed to the net from close range. Finbarr Crowley and Dave McCarthy added a point apiece and Crowley then set up a well taken point for Berhanu to make it 1-4 to 0-1 as the opening quarter ended. Cian Creedon had a point for Clondrohid in the 18th minute, Greg Barrett replied with a point from a free three minutes later. Darren Dineen had a point for Clondrohid and then in the 27th minute Neilus Murphy took a pass from Fregal Kelleher and squeezed the ball inside the post for a smashing goal for Clondrohid which left on two points between the sides, 1-5 to 1-3 the score now. Kilmurry responded like champions with two points before the half time whistle one each from Pádraig Berhanu and Dave O'Halloran (free) and they led by 1-7 to 1-3 at the break.
The floodlights had to be switched on for the second half to lighten the dark and Kilmurry almost completely dominated the play, Clondrohid only managing to score one further point, from Darren Dineen in the 38th minute. Kilmurry had points from the outstanding Dave McCarthy, William Barrett, O'Halloran and led by 1-10 to 1-4 after 40 minutes, and in the final quarter continued to frustrate the Clondrohid scoring efforts while adding two further points from Dave O'Halloran and Greg Barrett before substitute Joe Ryan swooped for a late goal, this one also resulting from a Colm Crowley delivery out of defence, to further embellish the scoreline.
Scorers: Kilmurry: P Berhanu 1-2, J Ryan 1-0, D McCarthy 0-3, D O'Halloran 0-3, G Barrett 0-2, F Crowley and W Barrett 0-1 each
Clondrohid: N Murphy 1-0, D Dineen 0-2, M Creed, C Creedon 0-1 each
Kilmurry: Jason McDonald: Liam Buckley, Kevin Barrett, Adam Healy: Colm Crowley, Liam Long, William Barrett: Greg Barrett, Daniel Cahalane: Michael Kelleher, Finbarr Crowley, James White: David O'Halloran, Dave McCarthy, Pádraig Berhanu. Subs: David O'Leary (23), Willam Buckley (55), Joe Ryan (58).
Clondrohid: John Corkery: Conor O'Leary, Seán O'Callaghan, James Kelleher: Brian Corcoran, Trevor O'Brien, Lorcan Lynch: Neilus Murphy, Jeremy O'Sullivan: Cian Creedon, Mark Creed, Fergal Kelleher: Shane Creed, Paddy Lynch, Darren Dineen. Subs: David Lynch (ht.), Danny O'Riordan (40), Aidan Kelleher (50).
Referee: Mr. Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.
Canovee 0-17 Cill Na Martra 0-6
Canovee are one of the top teams in the Ross Oil Junior championship and were expected to be too good for the Cill na Martra second team when they clashed at Clondrohid on Bank Holiday Monday. Expectations were realised, as Canovee led from start to finished and seldom looked in trouble although that is not to be dismissive of the valiant efforts of the Cill na Martra men. Points from two Mark Verling free kicks, James Moynihan and Conor Hughes had Canovee 0-4 to 0-1 in front after the opening quarter, Donal Óg O'Leary getting on the board for the Gaeltacht men. Further points from the same Canovee trio in the second quarter were answered by a sole point from Seán Furey and Canovee led by 0-8 to 0-2 at the break.
James Moynihan and Mark Healy had points to further increase the Canovee lead on the resumption but then Cill na Martra staged a spirited rally inspired by the strong play of Mike Desmond and Donal Óg O'Leary and four points from Mike Desmond, one from a free, had the score at 0-10 to 0-6 by the 49th minute. Canovee needed a score and it was provided by wing back Gearóid Lucey in the 50th minute and thereafter Canovee piled on the agony for the losers with a point from Hughes, two from James Moynihan and three from Mark Healy to give Canovee an impressive eleven point winning margin.
Canovee were without Darragh Ring and Seán O'Connor in attack, Con Dunne and Michael Deasy and when these return they will have a formidable panel.
Canovee: Darren Shine: James Scanlan, Donal O'Sullivan, William Ahern: Gearóid Lucey, Michael Dunne, Brian Ahern: Eamonn Lyons, Paul O'Sullivan: Liam Kelleher, Paul Twomey, Conor Hughes: Mark Verling, James Moynihan, Mark Healy. Subs: James McCarthy (blood sub), Darren Twomey (50).
Cill na Martra: Pádraig Ó hAodha: Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Gearóid de hÍde, Pádraig de Brún: Tadhg Ó Duinnín, Seanacháin Ó Loinsuigh, Pádraig Ó Críodáin: Deaglán Ó Mocháin, Micheál Ó Deasúna: Damien Ó hUrdail, Donal Óg Ó Laoire, Gearóid Ó Faoláin: Donagh Ó Riordáin, Caoimhín Ó hEaluithe, Seán Ó Foirrréidh. Fear Ionaid: Finén Ó Faoláin for D Ó Riordáin.
Referee: John O'Herlihy, Uibh Laoire.
Kilmichael 4 – 10 Donoughmore 4 – 7
This may have been a first round game with a second chance for the losers but the two teams went all out in pursuit of victory and provided the enthusiastic support with a rip-roaring championship match at Carraigadrohid on Bank Holiday Monday evening. Donoughmore led at the break after two goals in a minute from Aidan and Darragh O'Shea midway through the half had helped them into a six point lead. James O'Leary's 2nd minute goal had given Kilmichael a fine start but Donoughmore quickly replied with points from Conor Kelleher and Shane Sexton. An eight minute point for Kilmichael from James O'Leary was answered by two points from Aidan O'Shea, followed by a goal apiece from Darragh and Aidan O'Shea in the 13 and 15th minutes and Donoughmore now led by 2-4 to 1-1 at the end of the opening quarter. Daniel Twomey, an early replacement of the injured Cathal Foley, had a point for Kilmichael in the 23rd minute, quickly followed by a point from James O'Leary and another Twomey point, this one from a free. After Shane Healy had a point for Donoughmore, James O'Leary had a late point for Kilmichael who trailed Donoughmore by a goal at the break, 2-5 to 1-5.
On the restart, Jamie Twomey slammed home a third Donoughmore goal and when Aidan O'Shea added a point there were seven points between the teams, 3-7 to 1-6 and it looked like Donoughmore were heading for victory after 37 minutes. Donoughmore now lost a defender to a black card offence, James O'Leary pointed the resultant free and Kilmichael began to fire on all cylinders with Peter Kelleher, Finbarr Dromey and James O'Leary driving them on. Kelleher and Dromey combined to put Alan Murphy through of a smashing goal in the 42nd minute, Daniel Twomey pointed a free and when James O'Leary's high ball in finished up in the Donoughmore net in the 44th minute Kilmichael were sensationally back in front. They drove on from there with points from O'Leary and Conor Cotter and their cup of joy was full to overflowing when Peter Kelleher brought down a Daniel Twomey free in the Donoughmore goalmouth and Finbarr Dromey slammed a fierce ground shot to the net in the 47th minute. Donoughmore lost a defender to a straight red card as little quarter was being given or sought but Kilmichael remained in control and could afford to concede a last second goal to Donoughmore, Aidan O'Shea belting a 14 metre free high under the crossbar despite a crowded goal line.
Kilmichael: Ronan O'Callaghan: Niall O'Callaghan, John O'Riordan, Cian Dromey: Conor Cotter, Finbarr Buckley, Simon Foley (capt.): Cathal Foley, Eoghan Kelly: Alan Dromey, Finbarr Dromey, Alan Murphy: Colm Dromey, Peter Kelleher, James O'Leary. Sub: Daniel Twomey (10).
Donoughmore: Laurence Barry: John O'Mahony, Mark Foley, Denis O'Connell: Aidan Corkery, Paul Crowley, John Chambers: Daniel Forde, Conor O'Rourke: Conor Kelleher, Shane Healy, Shane Sexton: Ollie Murphy, Aidan O'Shea, Darragh O'Shea. Subs: Jamie Twomey (25), Gearóid O'Rourke (33), Stephen Looney Jnr. (38).
Referee: Mr. Peter Downey, Inniscarra.
Blarney 1 – 11 Naomh Abán 2 – 7
It took a late goal from Conor Foley followed by a point from Mark O'Leary to give Blarney victory over the Naomh Abán second team at Kilmurry on Bank Holiday Monday. In truth though the winners should never have found themselves in the position of needing these scores as they had squandered some really fine opportunities all through the game and particularly in the late stages when they kicked over six awful wides in a row before striking for the winning scores.
The score at the break was 0-7 to 1-2, the N Abán goal from Gerry Lyons keeping the Gaeltacht men in contention. When Lyons had his second goal shortly after the restart however his side were in front and the Baile Mhuirne men were still a point to the good at the three quarter stage when they led by 2-5 to 0-10. Shane McCarthy then pointed a free to open up a two point gap and a string of Blarney wides followed, with the result that it looked likely that Naomh Abán could steal a victory against he run of play. Salvation for Blarney was at hand however in the 58th minute when Mark O'Leary came forward in attack and gave Conor Foley a glorious chance of a goal which was gratefully availed of to give Blarney a slender lead. The Blarney lead lasted only a minute as Naomh Abán came down the field and Gerry Lyons fired over an equaliser. On the call of time, Mark O'Leary saved Blarney blushes with a well taken point and this was enough to see them through to round three.
Blarney: Shane Jordan: Anthony O'Shea, Eoghan Murphy, Daniel Cronin: Joseph Jordan, Cormac O'Mahony, Ray O'Donovan: Mark O'Leary, Conor Foley: Ray Murphy, Brian Hurley, Damien Hyde: Keith Costelloe, Paul O'Leary, Colin Murphy. Subs: David Cremin, Craig Sykes, Daniel McSweeney, John Barrett.
Naomh Abán: Miceál Ó Donnchú: Dónal Mac Cárthaigh, Pádraig Ó hAilíosa, Tomás Ó hAilíosa: Donncha Ó Duinnín, Muiris Ó Donnchú, Eanna Ó Críodáin: Gairí Mor Ó Loinsuigh, Seán A Mac Cárthaigh: Diathí Ó hAileamhain, Piaras Ó Liatháin, Pádraig Ó Céilleachair: Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Shane Mac Cárthaigh, Diarmuid Ó Liatháin.
Fir Ionaid: Conchúr Ó Loinsuigh, Eamon de Roiste, Seamus Ó Donnchú.
Referee: Mr Gene Buckley, Grenagh.
Ballincollig 0-7 Inniscarra 0-9
Inniscarra edged out Ballincollig in this first round game played at a windy Blarney. The result could have gone either way but Inniscarra's Sean O'Donoghue, Auld Triangle/Muskerry GAA Sports Star for March, pointed five frees and this factor ultimately was the difference between the sides. Inniscarra started impressively and Seán O'Donoghue had the first point of the game. Ballincollig struggled to up front as they had to contend with the strong wind. Seán O'Donoghue converted a 45 and also pointed a 25m free after excellent work from fellow U21 Tomás Ó Connor, John O'Keeffe added two points. Ballincollig goalkeeper Ciaran Noonan made two magnificent saves, from Conor Buckley and Tomás Ó Connor, to prevent his side being overwhelmed and Brian Cronin got Ballincollig on the board after good play from Bryan Kelly. Two further points, from a David Tobin free and Bryan Kelly, left only two points between the sides 0-5 to 0-3 but Inniscarra were then reduced to fourteen men following a red card for an off the ball incident. Each side added a point from a free, O'Donoghue and Tobin doing the honours for their respective sides, and Inniscarra led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break.
Seán O'Donoghue kicked over a difficult free on the restart but Ballincollig's Peter O'Neill put Luke Carey Murphy through for a great score. A probing run from Davy Collins earned Ballincollig another free which Ian Coughlan converted, 0-7 to 0-6 now the score. In the final quarter, Ballincollig enjoyed plenty of possession but did not make full use of it. Seán O'Donoghue converted another free after excellent play from David O'Keeffe, David Tobin reduced the gap to the minimum again but then Inniscarra's Aaron O'Raw fielded magnificently at midfield before driving forward and sending over the best point of the game.
Scorers: Inniscarra: S O'Donoghue 0-6 (3f, 2 '45), J O'Keeffe 0-2, A O'Raw 0-1. Ballincollig: D Tobin 0-3 (3f), B Kelly, B Cronin, L Carey Murphy, I Coughlan (f), 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: Jack Hayes; Kevin O'Herlihy, Kevin Burke, Cathal Griffin; Jack O'Dwyer, John O'Callaghan, Donal O'Callaghan; Conor Buckley, Aaron O'Raw; Paul Farmer, Seán O'Donoghue, Dave O'Keeffe; Liam Collins, Tomás Ó Connor, John O'Keeffe. Subs: Alan Sheehan (ht), Seán Lynch (jnr) (49), Seán Lynch (snr) (50), Jerry Roche (50).
Ballincollig: Ciarán Noonan; Bryan O'Halloran, Chris Collins, Kevin O'Sullivan; Luke Carey Murphy, John O'Brien, Seán Lucey; Bryan Kelly, Peter O'Neill; Brian Cronin, Kevin Browne, David Collins; Conor Sexton, Ian Coughlan, Dave Tobin. Subs: Killian Coleman (50), Ger Delaney (55), Brian Cotter (57).
Referee: Mr. Miah Moynihan (Grenagh).
Aghinagh 1-12 Éire Óg 1-6
Aghinagh, last year's beaten finalists, are safely through to the third round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship after a hard earned win over the Éire Óg second team at Coachford. The Ovens side, boosted by a goal from Fintan Brennan in the 13th minute from the penalty spot, were in the lead for much of the first half but Aghinagh mounted a devastating scoring burst just before the break which yielded 1-3 in a five minute spell and which turned a three point deficit into a three point lead and effectively put them on the high road to victory. Seán Kelleher opened the scoring for Aghinagh in the first minute, Dara McCarthy equalised five minutes later. Donal Corkery set up a point for William Coakley in the tenth minute, McCarthy again equalised for Éire Óg two minutes later. Fintan Brennan then slotted home an Eire Óg penalty, awarded for a foul on himself, the outsiders led by three points at the end of the first quarter and there was little between the teams on the run of play. The Éire Óg defence was mobile and quick tackling and Aghinagh were making little progress up front. Donal Corkery pointed an Aghinagh free in the 18th minute, Eire Óg goalkeeper Joe Kelleher made an outstanding save from Donncha O'Riordan two minutes later and Fintan Brennan restored the one goal difference when he pointed a free in the 25th minute after a foul on young Eoin O'Shea. Aghinagh had been struggling to get scores when suddenly all changed! A Donal Corkery shot was tipped over the bar by goalkeeper Kelleher in the 28th minute, the enterprising Declan Ambrose shot another Aghinagh point within a minute and Jason McCarthy, the former Naomh Abán sharpshooter, then took a fine point to equalise in the 31st minute. A minute later, this contest was effectively decided when Declan Ambrose won the kick out at midfield and bore down on the Éire Óg goal, beating two defenders on the way, before setting up a great chance for the waiting Jason McCarthy who showed his class by smartly finding the net from close range. Aghinagh now led by 1-6 to 1-3 having been chasing the game for almost all of the first half.
Aghinagh wrapped up the victory in the third quarter with points from Donal Corkery, Jason McCarthy, William Coakley and Corkery again and McCarthy added another point in the 50th minute to make it 1-11 to 1-3. Éire Óg got some reward for their non stop efforts with three points in the final ten minutes from Denis O'Keeffe, Dara McCarthy and Fintan Brennan, Diarmuid Crowley had a point for Aghinagh in reply and six points separated the sides at the finish. Aghinagh were happy with the win, and Éire Óg with their own display against one of the top teams in the championship.
Aghinagh: Simon O'Connell: Jeremiah Kelleher, Alan Hourihan, Donagh McCarthy: Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Mikey O'Brien: Declan Ambrose, Miceál Corkery: William Coakley, Seamus O'Leary, Seán Kelleher: Donncha O'Riordan, Jason McCarthy, Donal Corkery. Subs: Paudie O'Sullivan for D McCarthy (inj.), Diarmuid Crowley for S O'Leary, Sean Horgan for D O'Riordan, Jeremiah Corkery for D Corkery, John Lynch for A Hourihan..
Éire Óg: Joe Kelleher: Kieran O'Sullivan, Andy Herlihy, Colm Murphy: Ger McSweeney, David Sheehan, Ross McCarthy: Donncha Kellly, Shane McCarthy: Jason Twomey, Denis O'Keeffe, Dara McCarthy: John Malone, Fintan Brennan, Eoin O'Shea. Subs: Brian Hurley for J Malone (inj.), Sean Desmond for D Kelly, Brian Hallissey for C Murphy.
Referee: Mr. Tim McCarthy, Clondrohid.
The first round in the Mid Cork Junior A football championship is now complete and the seven winning teams advance to the round three draw. These are: Aghinagh, Blarney, Canovee, Inniscarra, Iveleary, Kilmichael and Kilmurry. The first round losers ( Ballincollig, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid, Donoughmore, Éire Óg, Naomh Abán), and Dripsey who received a first round bye, will now play off in second round games, with four teams advancing to round three and the losers exiting the 2015 championship. Macroom did not field against Iveleary and so have been removed from the competition.
The draw for the second round of the championship is:
Dripsey v Éire Óg
Cill na Martra v Ballincollig
Donoughmore v Clondrohid
Naomh Abán – a bye
Matches to be played in late June.
Played Won Drawn Lost Points
Inniscarra 5 3 2 0 8
Kilmurry 5 4 0 1 8
Clondrohid 6 3 1 2 7
Donoughmore 6 2 1 3 5
Ballincollig 3 2 0 1 4
Aghinagh 3 2 0 1 4
Canovee 5 2 0 3 4
Kilmichael 5 2 1 2 5
Blarney 5 1 1 3 3
Iveleary 5 2 0 3 4
Dripsey 4 0 0 4 0
Aghabullogue 4-11 Courcey Rovers 1-03
Led by their number 11 Cliona Healy, who accounted for 3-04 of their 4-11 winning tally, the Mid Cork club were never troubled by Courcey Rovers. By half time Aghabullogue led 3-05 to Courcey Rover's 0-03. Courcey Rovers kept the pressure on their opponents throughout but had to concede victory to the better balanced side. Katie Ward, Michelle Browne, and Katie McCarthy also excelled for the winners while Rachel Collins, Grainne Hannon and Emer O'Reilly were prominent for Courcey Rovers.
The U16s played three matches in the Mid Cork U16A League, defeating Carragaline A by the narrowest of margins; losing to Nemo Rangers and winning easily against Bishopstown. The Éire Óg panel was – Kirstie Ahern, Cliodhna O'Brien, Caitlin Brennan, Grainne Holmes, Grainne Cahalane Laiose Geaney, Marie O'Leary, Kate Nagle, Avril McSweeney, Callie McCarthy, Mary Coffey, Niamh Twomey, Grace Collins, Amy Lynch, Emma Cleary, Robyn Sheehan, Sarah Collins, Olivia Barry Murphy, Rebecca Sheehan, Isobel Sheehan Kate Hurley, Grainne O'Shea, Andrea McCarthy & Sarah Keane.
The U16s played their penultimate League game v Douglas. The Éire Óg girls got off to a blistering start, scoring 2 goals in the opening minutes. Éire Óg goalkeeper, Mary Coffey, proved able for the Douglas onslaught and the game finished Éire Óg 8 – 6 to Douglas 2 – 12. The Éire Óg panel was – Kirstie Ahern, Cliodhna O'Brien, Caitlin Brennan, Grainne Holmes, Grainne Cahalane Laiose Geaney, Marie O'Leary, Kate Nagle, Avril McSweeney, Callie McCarthy, Mary Coffey, Niamh Twomey, Grace Collins, Amy Lynch, Emma Cleary, Robyn Sheehan, Sarah Collins, Olivia Barry Murphy, Rebecca Sheehan, Isobel Sheehan Kate Hurley, Grainne O'Shea, Andrea McCarthy & Sarah Keane.
Éire Óg played their third League game away to Rockbawn and proved much too strong for a very young and weakened Rockbawn team. Marie O'Leary scored an early goal; Caoimhe O'Mahony a second goal and further scores from the visitors saw the score at 5 – 3 to 1 goal at the break. Despite many changes in the second half, the game finished Éire Óg 6 – 3 to Rockbawn 1 – 5. The Éire Óg panel was Avril McSweeney, Cloidhna O'Brien, Fiona Murphy, Niamh Twomey, Eleanor O'Leary, Robyn Sheehan, Emma Cleary, Caoimhe O'Mahony Robyn Sheehan, Kate Nagle, Eadaoin O'Connell, Kate Sheehan, Emer Gleeson, Grace Collins Mary Coffey, Marie O'Leary and Ciara Sheen.
U14 camogie.The second league game against Aghabullogue was a tougher contest. However, Éire Óg pulled away in the second half and won on a scoreline of Eire Óg 1-7, Aghabullogue 0-4.
Féile Éire Óg's first of three games in the section was against Sliabh Rua from Riverstick. Éire Óg started off very strongly and the final result was Éire Óg 3-8 Sliabh Rua 2-0 (Scorers: Meadhbh Kelly 0-8, Kate Hurley 2-0 and Rebecca Sheehan 1-0). The second game was against Killeagh and while the game was level at half time on a score of 1-1 each, Éire Óg pulled away in the second half and won 4-3 to 2-1 (Scorers: Maedhbh Kelly 1-3, Rebecca Sheehan 1-0, Aisling Murray 1-0, Isobel Sheehan 1-0). The final game was against Ballinora. There was only a point between the teams at half time. Éire Óg Og went up two points ; Ballinora scored a goal and another point and with a couple of minutes to go, Isobel Sheehan scored a fantastic goal and Éire Óg emerged winners by a single point (Scorers: Isobel Sheehan 2-0, Aoibhe O'Brien 0-1, Maedhbh Kelly 0-1).
U 12 Football. Having trained for the last 10 weeks, our first round of the Mid Cork League took place v Ballinora. The girls played good football but on the day Ballinora proved too strong. In the next round Éire Óg defeated Douglas. Panel: Megan Sheehan, Ella Foley, Sadbh McGolderick, Eimear Murphy, Clodagh O Connor, Aoibhinn Goulding, Sophie O Connell, Niamh O Shea, Meave O Callaghan, Niamh Herlihy, Patrice Holmes, Leah Hayes, Eimear Buckley, Eimear O Donovan, Aisling Desmond. Emily Coffey, Amy Collins, Evelyn Hegarty, Ailbhe O Carroll, Emily Ryan, Orlaith Cahalane, Sinead Herlihy, Cait Malone, Roisin Murphy, Emily Barry Murphy, Cliona O Carroll, Sara Sheehan, Carrie Staunton, Muire Sweeney
April 30th U 14 hurlers played Whitescross in Macroom Town Park. They treated the largest home crowd to date to a great performance, winning on a scoreline of 2 – 11 to 2 – 01. Some great hurling played and fabulous commitment from the players. Thanks to our team sponsors Macroom Opticians.
May 8 Junior "B" hurlers played Blarney in the Muskerry Hurling league in Blarney. Laochra Óg were down two points at half time. They could not overcome the more experienced Blarney side who held on to a five point advantage.
May 10 U12 hurlers played Kinsale in Macroom Town Park. It was a hard fought battle against a tough Kinsale team. Great performances throughout the field. Luke Duggan's move to the full forward line proved to be vital as well as adding strength, combining well with Ben Lyons for a score of the game. Laochra Óg held on to win 4 – 4 to Kinsale 4 – 2. Thanks to sponsors Astra Systems and the brave supporters who supported the team on a most inclement day.
Fixtures: Saturday May 16th Junior "B" County Championship v Lismire in Banteer. Saturday May 23rd U12 hurling league v Grenagh in Grenagh.
On 4th May Canovee under 13 team recorded their first victory in the County Premier 2 league against Midleton at Carrigadrohid. The first half was an even encounter, two goals from Connor O Neill and points from Eoin Moynihan(3),Conor Dodd and Jason Riordan left Canovee leading at half time by 2-5 to 1-6.Canovee dominated the second half, scoring some great points and ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-8.Team:James Hennessy, Conor Higgins, Diarmuid Nolan (0-1), Connie O Riordan, Tomas og Twomey, Odhran O Driscoll (0-1), Dylan Delaney, Brian McNabola(0-1),Jason Riordan(0-7),Connor O Neill(2-0),Timmy O Connor, Colm McCarthy(0-1), Shane Hughes, Eoin Moynihan(0-3), Conor Dodd(0-1). Subs used: Jason Walsh, Michael O Mahony, Mark Dineen(0-1).
Good win by the under 16s away to Glenville. Canovee 4.12 Glenville 3.04 .Ian Moran with two , David o Keeffe and Shane Riordan getting the goals
On May 9 th Canovee under 8s played in the monster blitz in Ovens May 10th County junior A league Canovee 1,08 Urhan 1.14
On May 10th Canovee played Urhan in Carrigadrohid in the county junior A league , This game took place in difficult conditions . The sides were level at half time 1.05 to 0.08 , Denis o Sullivan scoring the Canovee goal . Urhan had the better of the second half and were ahead at the final whistle by 1.14 to 1.08 , team Darren Shine , James Scanlan , James mc Carthy , Niall Cronin , Blake Ring, Daniel o Sullivan , Conor Buckley , Eamonn Lyons , Liam Kelleher , Darren Twomey , Michael Deasy , Denis O Sullivan , James o Sullivan , James Moynhian , Mark Healy
The Brinny Pitch & Putt team Jerry Hurley, Philip Burns, Brendan Shinners, winners of the County Board three ball in Ballineen ©Peter Scanlan
Men's Results: April 28. Seniors. 1st Jim Nolan, Christina Cronin, Pat Doyle 64.6.
April 30. Nevada Bobs open singles:1st Paddy Mawe (19) 42 pts. Open singles 1st John O'Donovan (20) 42 pts. 2nd Peter Barry(22) 40 pts.
Open Scramble: 1st Kevin Sheehan, Terence Sheehan, John Ronan 58.4.
NBS Open Singles 1st Leonard Waugh(1) 40pts 2nd Jerry McKenna(18) 39 pts
T. M. Cronin Cup 1st Andrew Murphy(21) 41 pts 2nd Kevin Sheehan(3) 40 pts 3rd Ml O'Mahony(17) 39 pts
Fixtures: Tuesdays, Seniors. Thursday: NBS open singles. Sat & Sun: Club singles. Mixed 4/somes qualifying to Sunday
Ladies' Results. April 29. Open 3 person team, kindly sponsored by Paul Coleman of Coleman Golf, Lee Valley. Winners: Ber O'Shea (10) Macroom. Marie O'Driscoll (11) Fota. Rose Beamish (16) Fota/ Macroom 54pts. 2nd Margaret Fenton (13) Cobh. Margaret Walsh (16) Macroom. Niamh Foley (27) Muskerry 53pts. On B/9. 3rd Margo Twomey (18) Harbour Point Margaret Buckley (19) Macroom. Aoife Buckley (20) Macroom 53pts
Sun.3rd & Wed.6th May 18H S/F. Winner: Ger Murphy (22) 33pts 2nd Bernie McGrath (14). 32pts On B/9 3rd: Eileen Kelly (22) 32pts On B/9.
Fixtures. Sat. 16th Men's Captain's Prize to the Ladies.
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