Radharc ó thuaidh ó Chnocáinín Aerach Chill Mhuire © Lee Valley Outlook
Kilmichael GAA Gearagh Run Fri. Aug. 21 at 7.30pm from Clubhouse in Annahala
Kilmurry Active Retirement Guided Tour of Camden Fort at 2.30 Sat. Aug. 22
Barn Dance in Coppeen Sat Aug 22 at 9.00 pm.
Macroom GAA Family Fun Day on Sun, Aug. 23 in the Castle Grounds, 2pm to 4.30pm.
Lissarda Ambush commemoration Sun Aug 23 at 7.30 pm.
Cill na Martra 5K Run & Walk Tues Aug 25 at 7:30pm.
Macroom Adult Learning Centre Open Day on Thurs, Aug. 27 10am to 2pm.
Bats. Talk by Conor Kelleher, Castle Hotel, Thurs Aug 27 at 7.30 pm.
Slí Bhriain sponsored climb of Carrauntuohill on Sat August 29 9a.m. from Baile Bhúirne.
Cóisir Sráide Deireadh an tSamhraidh Dé Sathairn, 29ú Lúnasa 4:00in - 7:00in ag Carrchlós Linn Snámha Chúil Aodha.
Kilmurry Museum Gathering on Sat, Aug 29, 2-6pm.
Mushera Platform Dance rescheduled to Sun 30th of Aug in marquee, 3 - 5:30 pm.
'Stories and Objects Event' Sun. Aug. 30 11am to 4pm at Kilmurry Museum.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Art Demonstration on Thurs. Sept. 10 at 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House.
Kilbarry NS clothing collection 9am 14th September Enquiries 085-8661543.
Lee Valley Speakers 8p.m. Sept 15th, and 1st and 3rd Tues of each month in Fr Ryan Hall, Macroom.
Marymount Hospice Donoughmore Fund-Raising 20th anniversary Tea/ Coffee Night Thurs Sept 17th 7pm- 9pm in the community centre, Stuake.
BBQ for Ethiopian Charity in Murray's Bar on Fri, Sept 18 at 8pm;
Cope Cycle Valley Wheelers2 day event from Cill na Martra Sat Sept 19 @ 8am
Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGúgán Barra Deireadh Fómhair 2, 3, 4.
Senior Citizen Fundraising
Bring & Buy + Barbeque in Fr. Ryan Hall at 7.30pm Fri Aug 21st
Annual Raffle on Fri Aug 21st
Story time Saturdaysat 12 noon.
Purlies Exhibition August 4 – 21.
Reading Challenge Party Sat. Aug. 22.
ACOL Bridge Wed. Aug. 26 at 10.30a.m.
Lady Ardilaun 90th anniversary talk. Tues. Aug. 25 at 12 noon.
Here and Now art exhibition Aug. 25 - Sept 18th
Book Club Wed. Sept.2.
The Purlies Thurs. Sept. 3 and 17 at 11a.m. .
Heritage Week Aug. 22 – 30
Yarn Craft Exhibition in Macroom Library August 4 - 22
Pádraig Pearse's visit to Millstreet centenary at 7.30p.m. on Sat. Aug. 22 at Corkery's, Main St..
Béal na mBláth Commemoration on Sun. August 23 at 3p.m. .
Siege of Carrigadrohid Castle on Sun. Aug. 23rd 3p.m to 6p.m.
Smithy Reborn in Coppeen, Enniskeane on Sun. 23rd Aug. 3p.m. to 5p.m.
Tree Planting at Lady Ardilaun Grove on Tues., Aug. 25 at 1.15p.m.
Tidy Towns sponsored talk on bats by Conor Kelleher in the Castle Hotel on Thurs Aug 27th at 7.30 pm.
Bellmount Mills, Crookstown exhibition at Kilmurry Museum, Sat and Sun , Aug 29 and 30, 3p.m. to 6p.m.
Clonmoyle House & Aqueduct tour on Sat, 29th Aug 2p.m. from St Patrick's Church car park, Coachford. ,
Barry Family Vintage Collection on Sun Aug 30 10a.m. to 6p.m. aat Lackabane, Millstreet.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sing-a-Long Sat 23rd Aug @ 3.00pm .
Conal Gallen A Laugh and a Half. Sat 12th Sept @ 8.00pm.
Jim Murray and Seamus Begley Fri 18th Sept at 8.30pm.
The Magical Garden Sat 26th Sept @ 2.00pm.
Cookie and the Vaudevilles Fri 2nd Oct @ 8.00pm.
Jack L Fri 9th Oct @ 8,00pm.
Lucinda Sly Sat 17th Oct 8.00pm .
It's The Real McCoy Fri 30th and Sat 31st Oct @ 8.00pm.
Red Hurley Thurs 5th Nov @ 8.00pm.
There was great delight and jubilation in McEgan College on August 12 when the anxious wait for results paid huge dividends to the twenty eight leaving cert and nine leaving cert applied students. The dedication, commitment and hard work was richly rewarded with the vast majority of students thrilled with their results and confident that they will get their first option.
Aisling O'Driscoll achieved a massive 550 points and hopes to study Home Economics teaching in St. Angela's College, Sligo. She managed to hit the top grade in Home Economics, Biology and Business.
School Principal, Patricia Lynam, paid tribute to all the students: "It is a great day for all our students, parents and teachers. I wish all the calss of 2015 the very best of luck in the future. want
The daily grind for commuters through Macroom © Lee Valley Outlook
We are told that the economy is improving and if traffic density is an indicator, that must be true. But it is cold comfort for residents and commuters through Macroom as the daily back up pollutes the air, frustrates motorists and slows progress generally. And that is before the schools reopen. What will it be like next week?
Such congestion is a serious blight on business in the town as people from surrounding parishes choose to go elsewhere to shop and commuters just want to get through the town as fast as possible.
Plans for a bypass of the town have been bandied around for close on half a century now and various studies and commissions have cost the taxpayer enormous amounts, perhaps enough to pay for a bypass. With the 'improving economy' and with an election in the offing, might another effort to provide Macroom with a ring road be more successful? We have no Town Council to speak for us now. Can 'centralised local government' be more effective in providing Macroom with a traffic solution?
Here & Now 2 will run in the Town Hall Gallery and Macroom Library, August 25th – September 18th, 2015 and will be open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 5.00pm.
Here & Now 2 is the second of two exhibitions showing new work by artists who live and work in the Lee Valley area and who exhibited in Time & Place in 2006. The artists are Marie Foley, Michael Quane, Bernadette Cotter, Jim Savage, Geraldine Creedon, Jill Dennis, Dónal Ó Céilleachair, Alan Gallett, Con Kelleher, John Philip Murray, Emer Kelly, Sarah O'Flaherty, Bob Rasmussen, Cormac Sheil, Rosemary Taylor, Len Clatworthy, Bernice Corcoran, Debbie Godsell, Ray Lawlor, Tadhg McSweeney.
Other events in the Gallery during the exhibition are a discussion on Arts in the Lee Valley at 7p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 and a Culture Night, with music by SunOut at 8p.m. on Fri. Sept. 18. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Peter Murray, Director of Crawford Art Gallery. Here & Now 2 is part of Cork County Council's Visual Arts programme.
Two members of Macroom GAA Club plan to raise funds for some of the world's poorest children this November. Philip Corrigan & Gerard Angland will compete in the Great Ethiopian Run 10K at 10,000ft. They will cover all costs of their visit, ensuring that all donations will go directly to the charity's projects, some of which the lads will be visiting during their trip.
Philip and Gerard are calling on the people of Cork to support their fundraising events over the next three months. The Great Ethiopian Run will see over 40,000 runners and walkers wind their way around the streets and avenues of Ethiopia's bustling capital city Addis Ababa.
To help raise as much money as possible for Plan International Ireland, the 'Support The Lads' campaign will host three events over the next three months:
Coffee morning in the Castle Hotel on Tuesday, 18th of August at 10:30am;
Barbeque in Murray's Bar on Friday, 18th of September at 8pm;
Hike in The Long Strand, near Rosscarbery on October 11th organised by Kevin Corcoran, of West Cork Walks.
Philip and Gerard will travel as part of a large group of runners from Plan International Ireland to compete in the Great Ethiopian Run from 20-25 November. Places are still available so get in touch with Plan international Ireland on 180 829 829 or visit www.plan.ie/challenges to find out more.
After 4 years without a speakers club, Macroom is now to have its own - Lee Valley Speakers - a new Toastmasters International club. Moira O'Brien, the club President, said "When I came to live in the Macroom area earlier in 2015 I was most disappointed to find that there was no local speakers club - the nearest were Bandon or Ballincollig clubs. So I looked at the possibility of starting a club.
Thanks to the support of Ted Mellamphy and Sharon O'Neill from Blarney Toastmasters, the sponsoring club, Moira was able to form the new club which is holding its first meeting on Tuesday September 15th at 8pm in the Fr Ryan Hall. This will be a demonstration meeting which is a great way of introducing Toastmasters to those who maybe don't know what to expect from a Toastmaster's club.
Lee Valley Speakers is a supportive and encouraging environment where members learn how to conquer their nerves about speaking in public, how to construct a speech, how to listen actively and how to develop leadership skills. All this in a friendly and constructive environment.
Some of the attendance at Macroom Senior Citizen fundraising Coffee Morning. © Lee Valley Outlook
Macroom Senior Citizens, a community based organisation, provides essential services for the aged of the Lee Valley from the centre at Lucey's Lane, Macroom. These include Sheltered Housing, Residential Accommodation and Care, Chiropody, Laundry, Socials, Bingo, Art & Craft, Line Dancing, Group Holidays, Christmas Dinner and Meals on Wheels (13,450 provided in 2014).
The annual August Fundraising is now drawing to a close.
Friday August 21st Bring & Buy plus Barbeque in Fr. Ryan Hall at 7.30pm
Annual Raffle will take place on Friday August 21st.
We are appealing to the General Public to support these events as this is our main fundraising drive for the year. Your continuing support for this long serving, most efficient charity would be much appreciated..
Members of Macroom Purlies at their Yarn Art Exhibition at the Library with Lorraine Lynch, Librarian © O'Sullivan Photo, Macroom
Calling all participants in the summer Reading Adventure! Our party day is on Saturday 22nd August at 3 pm here in the library. Certificates of achievement will be distributed and there will be sweets and drinks for all comers. We are delighted that Ger Wolfe will also be here to entertain with his gentle lyrical music.
The Heritage event, 'Yarn Art' by the Purlies is a diverse and intriguing exhibition well worth a visit and it has only 2 more days to run from publication of this issue. It comes down on 22nd August to be replaced by part of the 'Here and Now' exhibition, showcasing local professional artists, the main body of which will be on display upstairs in the Town Hall. We don't as yet know the exact pieces we will have, just that they will be from the artists we had last year. I wonder will we have anything as exciting as the lioness sculpture by Len Clatworthy? The exhibition runs from August 25th to September 18th and is curated by Norah Norton. We are greatly looking forward to it.
Heritage Week: On Tuesday August 25th at 12 noon Ted Cook will give a talk marking the birth of Olive, Lady Ardilaun. All are welcome to this event. Ted's talks are always most informative and entertaining.
Wednesday August 26th sees our Bridge players arriving at 10.30 for the second week in a row unusually. They are taking good advantage of the lull in some of our other activities during August! Bookclub resumes on Wednesday, September 2. We are not in a position to accept any new members at this time unfortunately. Start time is 11.30. The Purlies will gather on Thursday 3rd at 11.30 and should you miss that the following meeting is on Thursday 17th September. Details of the forthcoming Gramophone morning and Ciorcal Cainte will appear in the next issue.
Briery Gap Choirs are now recruiting for members for Autumn/Winter 2015. Briery Gap's NEW Youth Choir (Ages 13 - 19) commences on Wednesday 16th September from 5:30 to 6.30pm and the Mixed Choir returns from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Our Choir Director this year is Kieran Leahy and the fee is €50 for the 10 week term. Applications available from the Box Office or you can download from our website (ww.brierygap.ie).
New Members are very welcome to join Youth Theatre Group commencing on Monday 21st September at 6.45 pm – venue Briery Gap. If you are aged 13 to 19 years, like to play, sing, write, dance, act or just get involved in stage production in any way, you are welcome to come along and enjoy the experience. We would also welcome adult mentors who feel they would be in a position to contribute in some way by sharing their talent and experience with the Youth Group. Membership is free and application forms are available at Box Office and on line at www.brierygap.ie.
As a community theatre, Briery Gap relies on the generosity of the wonderful team of volunteers that assist in the smooth running of the theatre. If you are interested in getting involved with any of our groups or as an Usher, Stage Assistant, Poster Distributor or with any other aspect of the theatre, we would be delighted to hear from you!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sing-a-Long Saturday 23rd August @ 3.00pm. Tickets €10.
Conal Gallen A Laugh and a Half. Saturday 12th September @ 8.00pm. Tickets €25
Jim Murray and Seamus Begley Friday 18th September at 8.30pm. Tickets €15.
Abracadabra Company present The Magic Garden Saturday 26th September @ 2.00pm.
Cookie and the Vaudevilles Friday 2nd October @ 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Jack L Friday 9th October @ 8,00pm. Tickets €20
Lucinda Sly written and directed by John McKenna, Saturday 17th October 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Sullane Players present It's The Real McCoy, written by Tommy Marren, Friday 30th October and Saturday 31st October @ 8.00pm. Tickets €12/€10
Red Hurley Thursday 5th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €20
Pretend Sick 6th and 7th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €12 and €10
Johnny McEvoy 13th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €25
Jack Quinlan with his lorry in the 50s ©
Jack Quinlan celebrates his 99th birthday this month: he was born in 1916 and is proud to be 'a child of the Rising'. Jack, who has first-hand experience of the Black and Tans and the Blitz, is in good health, lucid and in great spirits as he recalls his past.
Jack was born and reared in Bridgemount, Clondrohid, the youngest in the family of Michael Quinlan and Nora Creedon (Michael, Billy, Joe, Cornie and Hannah Marie). His father worked as a general labourer. Times were tough but everyone was the same. Jack remembers the Tans passing through the village in their Crossley tenders and a local boy being shot in Clondrohid.
The local school was divided into boys' and girls' sections. Jack remembers his teachers, Master McCarthy, a Clondrohid man, and Master Lynch, Ballyvourney. Although Irish was still spoken in the parish, school lessons were taught through English. Jack remembers going to school bare-foot during the summer months. Conditions in the school were good and the teachers were kindly, but tough on those who did not know their lessons. Classmates included Joe Buckley, Paddy Lehane and Michael O'Riordan. The boys played football after school and Jack boasts that Clondrohid won Cork's first senior football All-Ireland title.
As was the norm, Jack had to quit school at 14 and his first job was on a nearby farm, tending the animals, milking, and picking stones from the corn fields. After a few years he went to work for O'Learys General Merchants in Clondrohid, who also dealt in eggs and butter. This involved collecting the goods from the farmers, packing and distributing them. Making egg boxes was also part of the job. Jack next became a milkman for 6 years, working out of Masseytown, where he milked the cows first thing in the morning and delivered the milk, practically hot, to customers in Massytown, Pound Lane, Castle Street, The Square and Main Street. During the winter they often had to 'buy in' milk. Jack was responsible for the care of the animals and the land as well as his other duties and his pay was a 'half-a- crown' per week.
Despite the War, Jack went to London in 1942 and vividly recalls the Blitz - the relentless waves of bombing, the slaughter of the people and the widespread destruction of buildings. He worked in repair, reconstruction and painting and was in charge of a salvage team. He had many frightening experiences and, on one occasion, a restaurant he had left 5 minutes earlier was obliterated.
In London Jack met his wife-to-be, Bridget Collins from Skibbereen. Bridie was a qualified nurse and they were married in Castlehaven in 1946. Michael was born in England in 1951 and the family returned to Macroom. They bought a one storey house in New Street which Jack later raised. At first he did general work and painting while Mrs Quinlan worked in Macroom Hospital. Bill Creedon, an uncle, had a lorry and he transferred the 'plate' to Jack. He had a general haulage licence and carried 'anything and everything', and this included bringing beet to Mallow, pigs to the Farmers' Union and teams to matches. He did a lot of work for Cork County Council and this became his mainstay. He also owned a car, one of the few in Macroom at that time to have such a luxury.
Jack's other children, John P., Dónal and Brendan, were born in Ireland. John lives in Macroom, Dónal is in Canada and both Michael Dan and Brendan are living in San Francisco. Mrs Quinlan died when just 52 and Brendan was only 10. Despite this tragic loss, the family prospered and Jack is very proud of them. The three eldest got university degrees and Brendan qualified as an electrician. Jack has 8 grandchildren and he enjoys their company. He has travelled to the U.S and Canada, which he particularly likes, feeling it is very similar to Ireland.
Jack's pastimes included boxing, bowling and GAA. He enjoyed following the great Macroom teams of the '50s and early '60s. Macroom boxing club in the '50s used a room in De la Salle secondary school. Jerome Kelleher, Cork Street, and Jack were the only heavyweights and Muttie O'Brien was one of the coaches.
Jack worked into his seventies. He says that 'things' are much better nowadays but 'there is still room for improvement'. Macroom is a very good place to live and most people are very kind and supportive but some, perhaps, are covetous and greedy. Young people are mostly great and he is very confident that the future is in good hands. Now a resident of Macroom Hospital, Jack was fulsome in his praise of the nurses and staff and said 'they couldn't do enough for you'.
Jack's motto is – 'We will get over it' – and he has certainly proved that during his long and active life. .He is now looking forward with relish to becoming a centenarian.
Con Kelleher, 24 Oakwood, Macroom.
Kilmichael GAA Gearagh Run. Kilmichael GAA Annual Gearagh 5K Fun Run/ Walk is on Friday, August 21 at 7.30pm, starting at GAA Clubhouse in Annahala, through the Gearagh & back around to the Clubhouse again. Registration from 6.15pm at Clubhouse. €10 per person or €20 per family. Changing rooms/ Showers available for all participants & refreshments will be provided afterwards. Great fun for all of the family. See our Facebook page or www.kilmichaelgaa.ie for further details.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Paschal Cullen will give a Guided Tour of Camden Fort, Crosshaven, Cork Harbour at 2.30 Saturday 22nd August. All Welcome.
Barn Dance, organised by Coppeen Community Council, on Saturday 22nd of August in Coppeen at 9.00 pm. Music by Patrick O Sullivan and his band. Proceeds to fund Coppeen Village enhancement programme. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Macroom GAA will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday 23rd August in the Castle Grounds from 2pm to 4.30pm. This is an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents and get to know the coaches and officers in involved in Macroom GAA. Events include penalty shootout, tug-o-War, Cross bar challenge. For the parents there will be a mothers and fathers race and for the little kids there will be bouncing castles, face painting and a barbeque for all. The day will end with a "Parents v Coaches match". Admission is free and a fun day for all the family is guaranteed.
Lissarda Ambush commemoration, Sunday 23rd August at 7.30 pm. Oration by Michael Garvey.
Cill na Martra 5K Run & Walk, organised by Cumann Peile Cill na Martra, will take place on Tuesday 25th of August at 7:30pm. Registration from 6pm at the GAA pitch with free parking. Showers and refreshments will be available afterwards. Entry Fee: Adults €7 Children €3 Family €20. Prizes for first 3 Male and Female. First 3 Cumann Peile Cill na Martra Members – Male and Female, Medals for all Juvenile runners. For more information contact Enda 086-6076039, Gearóid 085-7510503 or check out the Facebook page. Fáilte roimh chách!
Macroom Adult Learning Centre, Grotto House, New Street, Macroom, is holding an Open Day on Thursday 27th August from 10am to 2pm. There will be information on the many courses and upskilling options available. The service is funded by Cork Education and Training Board. It provides free and confidential support with Reading, Writing, Maths, Computer Skills, Money and Budgeting, Personal Growth/Confidence Building. Tel 026 20248/ 086 8239097.
Tidy Towns have erected bat boxes in the riverside area in Macroom. A talk and presentation on bats will be given by Conor Kelleher in the Castle Hotel on Thursday August 27th at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.
International Horse Trials at Green Glens Arena in Millstreet 28th - 30th August. A strong entry has been received from 10 different nations, with a number of former Olympians and Championship medallists.
End of Summer Street Party, organised byCúil Aodha Tidy Towns Committee, is on Saturday 29th August, 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm at the Swimming Pool Car Park, Cúil Aodha. Bring your favourite food and drink and a friend to share it with.
Kilmurry Museum Gathering on Saturday 29th August 2-6pm. Bouncy Castle & Face/Nail Painting, Spin The Wheel – Pick your Prize! Stalls: Home Produce, Baking, Books, Plants & More. WW2 Military Vehicles& Uniforms Raffles – Great selection of Prizes! Live Music from Local Performers. Belmount Mill Display (Sat & Sun) and High Nelly Run. Fun for all the family. All proceeds to new museum & community space.
Mushera Platform Dance. Due to weather conditions, the Mushera Platform Dance (Sunday August 16th) had to be cancelled. Apologies to anyone who came. Special thanks to Jackie & Marie Spillane for opening up their home for an old time house dance. Thanks to Mike Fitzgerald, David Kelleher and Hauley Herlihy who provided the music at the house. Mushera Platform Dance will take place again Sunday 30th of August, under sheltered marquee from 3 - 5:30 pm.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Art Demonstration by Orla McGrane (AOIFA Vice-Chairperson) on Thursday, 10th September at 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House. Members Competitions & Sales Table. Further information 087-9821708. All Exhibits raffled. Your attendance and support would be greatly appreciated. Visitors welcome.
Marymount Hospice Donoughmore Fund-Raising Group is holding the 20th anniversary Tea/Coffee Night on Thursday September 17th from 7pm-9pm in the community centre, Stuake. Your generous donations of home baking and your enthusiastic participation have ensured successful fundraising events in the past, raising close on €150,000 to date. Your continued support would be much appreciated this special year. There will be face painting, nail art and a raffle for great prizes. Tickets for sale on the night and in local shops. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all for a good cause.
Tidy Towns. As judging in the 2015 Tidy Towns competition gets underway, we encourage everybody in Macroom and in local villages to be responsible for their own patch. Take your rubbish home or to the nearest bin. Macroom Tidy Towns Committee is out and about every weekend, tidying up various areas. Everybody welcome!
Firmount Reunion. A reunion for Firmount N.S. (Old School) is being organised for later this year if enough people are interested. All pupils that attended are welcome. If interested please ring 086-3248960 or 087-1211669 as we need to get an idea of the numbers involved. Please spread the word to all ex pupils.
Cork Minor ladies celebrating after their great win in the All Ireland Minor A Final against Galway. Included are Evie Casey, (Boherbue) Lisa Lynch (Valley Rovers), Áine Cronin (Eire Óg), Olivia Cahill (Glanworth) Beatrice Casey (Boherbue) and Eimear Meaney (Mourneabbey) ©
Congratulations to Cork Minor Ladies and in particular Lee Valley girls Eimear Scally(captain), Laura Cleary, Aoife Nic a Bhaird, Leighann O'Shea, Aine Cronin, Alannah Hickey, Jane O'Sullivan, Niamh Duggan, Mairead O'Sullivan, Aisling Kelleher and Ciara McCarthy who beat Galway in All Ireland Final on 3rd August on a score line of 3.10 -to- 2.4.Also management of John Cleary and Tom Scally and Physio Barbara Mac a Bhaird.
Macroom G.A.A Lotto Results 04-08-15 :- Jackpot €9600 Numbers 2-33-35 - No Winner - €70 Masie Phelan, Barrett Place €20 Timmy Crowley, Shandangan, Carrigadrohid. Mary Murphy, Coolyhane James O'Connell, 2 The Lawn, Macroom, Orla Lynch, Sleaveen West Colum Cronin, New Street, Macroom. - Next Week's. Next Week's Draw T.P. Cotter's Bar.
11-08-15:- Jackpot €9800 Numbers 3-21-26 - No Winner - €70 Carmel Nash, Macroom Garda Station Stephen Kelly, Kilmichael. Marguerite O'Riordan, 46 Barrett Place Brid O'Driscoll, Sullane Weirs,. €20 Elaine Lynch, Sleaveen West Nora O'Shea, Mashanaglass, Macroom.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: August 5. No Winner of €8,000 Jackpot. €70 - Breda McCarthy, Fruit & Veg. €20 - Martin O'Leary, Carriganima. Kate, Leah & Alice Buckley, Clonfadda. Peter Horgan, Kilmeedy, Millstreet. John Manning c/o Mags O'Leary.
August 12. No winner of €8,200 Jackpot. €70 Paul O'Sullivan, Rusheen. €20 - Ellen Kelleher, Mushera. Mary T. Corcoran, Clondrohid. Patsy Spillane, Dunloe, Co. Donegal. Johnny Lehane, Dunmanway. Next Week's Jackpot €8,400.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto 9/8/2015, Jackpot: €16,200, Numbers Drawn:9 - 22 – 23 – 25. No Winner: €50 Eileen Creedon, Aherla. €25 Willie Twomey, Aherla. Kevin Wilson, Kilpatrick
17/8/2015, Jackpot: €16,350, Numbers Drawn: 3 - 10 – 13 – 29. No Winner: €50 Billy Nash, Mashanaglass. €25 Marie Cronin. Tim Joe O'Sullivan, Aherla.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 4/8/2015, Jackpot: €4,000, Numbers Drawn: 17 – 18 – 23, No Winner: €40 Luke, Abby & Robyn, €20 Tom Looney, Molly O'Connell, Liz Holmes, Derry O'Connell (Yearly Ticket).
10/8/2015, Jackpot: €4,200, Numbers Drawn: 3 – 9 – 17, No Winner: €40 Geraldine Barry Murphy, €20 Patrick O' Callaghan, Con O'Keeffe, Kay Dinan, Alan Buckley (Yearly Ticket).
17/8/2015, Jackpot: €4,400, Numbers Drawn: 22 – 27 – 29, No Winner: €40 Ellen Healy (Yearly Ticket), €20 Molly O' Connell, Aidan Barry Murphy, Trisha McCullagh, Geraldine Barry Murphy.
Congratulations to all members of Craobh Lachtaín Naofa, Cill na Martra who competed in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo. The branch had great cause for celebration, as Ellen de Búrca brought home her third All-Ireland trophy in a row, winning the Comhrá Gaeilge age 9-11 competition, having won the under nine competition for the last two years.
Second in the same competition was Aodhagán Ó Ríordáin - a rare double for one branch.
Seán Ó Muimhneacháin continued his tradition of All-Ireland success by winning the Comórtas Amhráin Ghaeilge Nua-cheaptha and coming third in Amhráin Bhéarla Nua-cheaptha.
Ellen's sister Nóra de Búrca made it a family celebration by collecting two All-Ireland medals, coming first in eight-hand and second in four-hand dancing as part of teams from Glenflesk and Sliabh Luachra.
The singers as usual did the branch proud, Jack Ó hÉalaithe taking second place in Amhránaíocht Béarla faoi 15 and Maebh Ní Dhuinnín doing the same in Amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós, while Seosamh Ó Críodáin took third place in amhránaíocht sean-nós agus Béarla os cionn 18. Congratulations are also due to Conchubhar Ó Luasa, Screathan, Cúil Aodha, who won the Amhránaíocht ar an Sean-Nós os cionn 18.
Dónal O'Riordan, Baile Mhic Íre, who will carry 25 kg, lost weight up Carrauntuohill, as a fundraiser for Slí Bhriain on August 29. ©Nóra Ní Luasa
Dónal O'Riordan, Baile Mhic Íre, made a resolution to lose weight and get fit on New Year's Day 2015. To date, he has lost 25kg. He has now resolved to carry this lost weight up Carrauntuohill, Ireland's highest mountain, in a fundraiser for Slí Bhriain on Saturday, August 29. Dónal will carry 4stone of sand in containers on his back and chest and is challenging others to sponsor him or join him in the climb. Sponsorship cards are in local shops. Slí Bhriain is a brilliant facility, with gym and walkway round the sports field beside Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Bhúirne. Dónal may be contacted at 087 1244846. Those who accept the challenge should meet at Slí Bhríain on August 29 at 9a.m. and travel to Carrauntuohill.
Karen and Ciara Hoare with Valley Wheeler Cyclists who are undertaking a charity cycle from Cill na Martra 19/ 20th of September for Cope Foundation St. Paul's school ©Joan McLoughlin
Valley Wheelers340km Cycle will leave Cill na Martra on Saturday, September 19th @ 8am, returning to the Gaeltacht village on Sunday 20th. The 2 day round trip, with overnight stop at the Horse and Jockey, is a fundraiser for St Paul's School, Cope Foundation Cork. All sponsorship is greatly appreciated.
St Paul's School are currently fundraising to upgrade and refurbish their two Home Economics rooms, to make them more accessible and beneficial for the children. St. Paul's is a school for students with moderate, severe and profound general learning disabilities. They cater for children from 4 – 18 years whose needs are varied and complex. The School balances their individual needs with the necessity to offer a broad range of learning experiences in a way that is meaningful and relevant to each student. As well as class plans in each subject area, every student has an individual education plan, setting out his/her priority needs, along with the educational and multi-disciplinary plan for meeting those needs.
The whole St. Paul's school community endeavours to make the school a happy, enthusiastic and safe place in which the students can learn and develop to the very best of their ability. Everything centres around the students and they, in turn, bring joy and inspiration to everyone around them.
The historic Carrigadrohid Castle which will be the site of the re-enactment of the 1650 siege by Cromwell's troops on August 23rd, 3p.m to 6p.m. © Lee Valley Outlook
As part of National Heritage week, a re-enactment of the Siege of Carrigadrohid Castle by Lord Broghill's forces during the Cromwellian Wars will be conducted with the assistance of Battle Group South on Sunday, August 23rd, 3p.m to 6p.m.
Carrigadrohid Castle is probably best known because it was here that Boetius McEgan, Bishop of Ross, was martyred in 1650. McEgan helped rally an army in Kerry to go to the relief of Clonmel which was under siege by Cromwell's troops. His raggle-taggle force was defeated by Lord Broghill at Macroom and he was captured. Broghill knew that Carrigadrohid Castle was a more daunting stronghold, so he offered the bishop his freedom if he prevailed on the garrison there to surrender. Instead of complying, the Bishop said, to quote Aubrey de Vere :-
"He spake, 'Right holy is your strife!
Fight for your country, king and faith.
I taught you to be true in life;
I teach you to be true in death".
Bishop McEgan was hanged with the reins of his horse from a nearby tree. He was then beheaded within sight of the horrified occupants of the Castle. Broghill's forces deceived the garrison into believing they were to come under cannon-fire. But it was not guns the horses were pulling towards Carrigadrohid but heavy tree-trunks. The trick worked and the Castle was taken.
The story of the battle of Macroom and the subsequent siege of McCarthy's castle at Carrigadrohid is told in Dr. Madden's poem, The Bishop of Ross or The Mitred Martyr of Macroom
The tramp of the trooper is heard at Macroom,
The soldiers of Cromwell are spared from Clonmel,
And Broghill - the merciless Broghill - is come
On a message of murder which pleases him well.
The wailing of women, the wild ulalu,
Dread tidings from cabin to cabin convey;
But loud though the plaints and the shrieks which ensue,
The war-cry is louder of men in array.
In the park of Macroom there is gleaming of steel,
And glancing of lightning in looks on that field,
And swelling of bosoms with patriot zeal,
And clenching of hands on the weapons they wield.
MacEgan, a prelate like Ambrose of old,
Forsakes not his flock when the spoiler is near,
The post of the pastor's in front of the fold
When the wolf's on the plain and there's rapine to fear.
The danger is come and the fortune of war
Inclines to the side of oppression once more;
The people are brave - but they fall; and the star
Of their destiny sets in the darkness of yore.
MacEgan survives in the Philistine hands
Of the lords of the Pale, and his death is decreed;
But the sentence is stayed by Lord Broghill's command,
And the prisoner is dragged to his presence with speed.
'To Carraig an Droichid this instant', he cried.
'Prevail on your people in garrison there,
To yield and at once in our mercy confide
And your life I will pledge you my honour to spare'.
'Your mercy, your honour', the prelate replied,
'I well know the worth of: my duty I know,
Lead on to the castle, and there by your side,
With the blessing of God, what is meet, I will do'.
The orders are given, the prisoner is led
To the castle, and round him are menacing hordes;
Undaunted, approaching the walls, at the head
Of the troopers of Cromwell, he utters these words:
'Beware of the cockatrice, trust not the wiles
Of the serpent, for perfidy skulks in its folds!
Beware of Lord Broghill the day that he smiles;
His mercy is murder, his word never holds.
Remember, 'tis writ in our annals of blood,
Our countrymen never relied on the faith
Of truce or of treaty but treason ensued
And the issue of every delusion was death.
Thus nobly the patriot prelate sustained
The ancient renown of his chivalrous race.
And the last of old Eoghan's descendants obtained
For the name of Uí Máine new lustre and grace.
He died on the scaffold in front of those walls
Where the blackness of ruin is seen from afar;
And the gloom of its desolate aspect recalls
The blackest of Broghill's achievements in war.
Kilmurry Museum is about many things. Its unique and varied collection of historical and archaeological artefacts stretches back through hundreds, even thousands, of years. But it is also about our people, our place and is firmly rooted in the community. Established in 1965 by a group of far-seeing local enthusiasts, it still survives 50 years on because of the support, generosity and volunteerism of subsequent generations with the same sense of connection as the founding members.
KHAA is now encouraging people to tell their stories and make known items of interest so they can be documented. Even if not exhibited in the museum at this time, they will become part of a valuable archive and may one day form part of temporary exhibitions. In order to facilitate this collection of knowledge, the KHAA is planning a series of open days where members will be available to meet you and document, scan or photograph your precious objects. The first such opportunity will be Sunday 30th August from 11am to 4pm in the meeting room of the new museum in Kilmurry at our 'Stories and Objects Event'. We will also be pleased to discuss donating or loaning such objects to the museum.
From childhood my parents instilled in me a sense of the uniqueness of this parish, as if it were the centre of the universe. I grew up with a love of the landscape and on the stories of townlands, ring forts, Cnoc an Tobair, castles, church ruins and ancient burial grounds. Listening to stories of ghosts, the 'little people', strange happenings, how our forebears worked and farmed, the hardships and tragedies, the sport and fun and the stories of our people. From well-known names to a hushed voice pointing out local Volunteers who fought in the War of Independence, we were in awe of being in the presence of these brave people, by then elderly and feeble. One word really sums it up for me, 'pride' – in this area of mid-Cork, in our people who lived through conquest, oppression, wars and conflicts, famines, a stalwart people, their ability to survive hardships and their daily struggle to just exist.
We still need those stories. Life is changing so fast, the ways of old are gone but should not be forgotten. The museum is about preserving and exhibiting those stories and artefacts from our past. As a member of the KHAA, I think there can be a perception that we already know everything there is to know – but we don't, far from it! There is a wealth of stories yet to be told and there isn't a family in this parish and outside, who doesn't have some detail of interest to us, from the name of a field, folktale associated with a place or some family link to a famous person or event. Many homes might hold objects of interest to the KHAA and the museum. It could be a letter, document, diary, medal, weapon or uniform, newspaper cutting, photograph, any object with a link to the past.
Whether your arms are full of treasures, or you just want to see the new museum and have a chat about local history, we invite you to come along to the new museum in Kilmurry between 11am and 4pm on August 30th. The Bellmount Mill exhibition will be running on the same day.
By Bridget Goulding
Consultancy company Theodahlke have been contracted to advise the KHAA and to design the new exhibit. The permanent theme underpinning the presentation will be "The Road to Independence" which will reflect local, national and international events. The official opening of the new complex will take place in early 2016 to chime with the many national events commemorating the Easter Rising. In an area rich in important historical/archaeological and social themes, there will also be ongoing temporary exhibits.
The annual Gathering takes place on Saturday 29th August. A fun 'High Nelly Run' leaves the village at 2pm. As part of Heritage Week, thanks to former management, millworkers and their families, an exhibit remembering the hey days of Bellmount Mills Crookstown will take place in conjunction with the Gathering. We are also pleased to announce the hosting of a 'Flower Festival' in St Andrews Church September 25th to 27th. Park your car in the village and get a spin in a vintage car to/ from St Andrews followed by refreshments in the museum.
Circa 100 applications have been received by Cork County Council in respect of the County Cork 1916 Centenary Fund. These applications cover a whole range of fascinating and exciting proposals for the Centenary next year and Cork County Council will be busy processing these applications over the coming weeks. Thanks to all who made a submission and selected projects will feature in the Cork County 2016 Programme to be made available later in September 2015.
This year's Heritage Week, which, in fact, runs from August 22 – 30, features a wide variety of events in the Lee Valley area. In Macroom library, Yarn is an exhibition showing various methods of using wool and yarn in artistic ways. Knitting , crochet and needle felt are some of the techniques used to create a display from fleece to fibre. It runs from the 4th - 22nd August during opening hours in the library.
A plaque will be unveiled outside Corkery's Bar, Main Street, Millstreet on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. to commemorate the centenary of Pádraig Pearse's visit to Millstreet on 22nd of August 1915 where he addressed an aeridheacht & later dined. It is organised by Millstreet Monuments Committee.
Béal na mBláth Commemoration, to mark the anniversary of the death of General Michael Collins, will be held at the ambush site on Sunday, August 23 at 3p.m. . The guest speaker this year is Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald T.D.
A re-enactment of the Siege of Carrigadrohid Castle by Lord Broghill's forces during the Cromwellian Wars will be conducted with the assistance of Battle Group South on Sunday, August 23rd 3p.m to 6p.m.
A Smithy Reborn is the title of Coppeen Archaeological, Historical & Cultural Society's event in Coppeen village, Enniskeane on 23rd August 3p.m. to 5p.m. Come & see a working forge, with the sounds & sights of long ago. An entertaining & educational event for all the family. This old forge saw 7 generations of the Cross family working here. CAHCS has carried out a major renovation of this building saving it from collapse. Now restored to its full working state, the forge tools, anvil, fire etc may be seen as they were in days of yore.
The 90th anniversary of the death of Lady Ardilaun will be the subject of a lecture by Ted Cooke in Macroom Library at noon on Aug. 25. This will be followed by a ceremony organised by Macroom District Environmental Group at Lady Ardilaun Grove, near the Golf Clubhouse at 1.15p.m. A 2 acre native grove in the heart of the demesne will be dedicated to her memory and specimen Holm Oaks will be planted.
A talk and presentation on bats will be given by Conor Kelleher in the Castle Hotel on Thursday August 27th at 7.30 pm. All are welcome. Macroom Tidy Towns have erected bat boxes in the riverside area in Macroom.
Howard Bros., Bellmount Mills, Crookstown is the subject of an exhibition in the Meeting Room Kilmurry Museum, Lissarda on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30, 3p.m. to 6p.m. KHAA are presently compiling photographs, artefacts and stories of the now closed Bellmount Mills. A place of local employment for decades, fondly remembered by workers and their families, this collection will form an invaluable archive into a local industry. Contributions to this on-going project will be gladly received on the day or by KHAA members.
A field trip to Clonmoyle House & Aqueduct, led by Joan Hinchion, ACR Heritage, will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Henry Nash Leader, family man, innovative engineer and forgotten philanthropist, on Saturday, 29th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM. This is an outdoor event, so please wear walking shoes/ boots and suitable clothing. Venue: St Patrick's Church car park,
Dan Barry will display the Barry Family Vintage Collection at an Open Day on Sunday, August 30 10a.m. to 6p.m. aat Lackabane, Millstreet. It features a large collection of Vintage Farm, Horse Machinery, Household goods, Vintage Tractors and Cars in a purpose renovated 5,000 sq ft. building.
All winners at Crookstown Vintage festival, Michaela, Lily, Ben, Tom, Colin and Marc Shorten, Farnanes with trophies won in sprints, wheelbarrow race and dog show. © Lee Valley Outlook
Carriganimma Entertainment: Sunday, August 30, Monster Barbecue from 5pm with music by the Celts from 7pm. A great day and night assured, all are welcome.
Fun Run. Carriganima 3rd annual fun 4 mile run/ walk in aid of Millstreet and Macroom hospitals on Saturday, September 12 at 3.30pm.Registration from 2.30pm outside the pub. More information to follow.
Pilgrimage: A great crowd travelled by bus to Knock from Clondrohid and surrounds on the feast of the Assumption, August 15 for the annual Cloyne Pilgrimage.
Development Group: would like to extend their congratulations to all those from the parish who received their Leaving Cert results last week and all the best in their career choices as they anxiously await their CAO offers.
Macroom GAA Family Fun Day on Sunday August 23 from 2pm to 4.30pm. Bouncing castles, face painting, barbecue, novelty races and much more.
The Murphy family at the John Foley memorial Plaque unveiling and wreath laying ceremony at Leemount, Coachford ©Peter Dineen
Future Stars There was a wonderful array of talent on show at the Coachford Autumn Festival's Junior Voice of the Festival competition. Congratulations to Shona White from Macroom on winning the competition. Her fabulous rendition of the John Legend hit 'All of me' was judged to be the winner. The talent on show blew everybody away and the Judges really had a very difficult decision to make. Scott Downey's excellent performance of 'Hey Jude' earned the Leades Cross singer second place while Coachford's Eabha Donovan's gorgeous version of 'Your Song' was a worthy recipient of third place in a highly competitive field of singers. Well done to all the local talent. Looking forward to seeing them all headlining 'Live at the Marquee' in years to come.
Music for Marymount Hospice fundraiser at O'Riordan's Bar Coachford raised €1,650 in the bar in May and was headlined by the fabulous 'Sea Captains' 5 piece band and a great night was enjoyed by all present. Customers put their hands in their pockets and donated very generously to this very worthy cause.
A memorial plaque in memory of John Foley was unveiled at Leemount in Coachford recently. The Timothy Kennefick Commemoration Committee unveiled the plaque at the spot where the 38 year old John Foley was killed by British Crown Forces on July 10th 1921. The Historian and 'War of Independence' expert, Dr. Pádraig O'Ruairc spoke at the unveiling and told the large crowd present that John Foley, who was a farm labourer, was dragged from his house in Leemount where he lived with his twin brother and sister. He was then shot and died in the field next to the house. His brother was beaten and tied to a pole. The plaque was unveiled by Mrs Peg Murphy who now lives in the house and a wreath was laid at the site by her daughter Martina. A piper played a lament for John Foley and the 1916 Proclamation was read. The plaque was blessed by Fr. Peadar Murphy and the piper concluded the day's events by playing the National Anthem. The Committee plan to unveil plaques around the Mid Cork area marking the spots where Irish people were killed during the War of Independence.
Maintaining the Greenway. Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Company would like to thank sincerely all those who helped to carry out some essential maintenance on the Coachford Greenway in recent weeks: Martin Regan, Quarries, Tullig, Coachford; members of the ILTDL and locals Oliver and Emmet Riordan; JJ Browne of Brown Bros Site Services and operator Edmond Roche and James Murphy Plant Hire . Thank you to all the volunteers helping to maintain the Greenway.
Pipe replacement. Residents in the Moneragh and Leemount area of Coachford are hopeful that their water problems might finally be solved. The area has been plagued with water leaks for years but now the situation may very soon be resolved.
Community text alerts are sent by An Garda Siochána, giving a "heads up" about potential criminal threats, actual recent criminal activity or, perhaps, should an occasion arise, a missing child or elderly person. Many people who wish to avail of Text Alerts are unaware of how to join the network. Application Forms to become part of the text alert network are now available at Cooney's shop and Filling Station, Coachford, Cremin's Shop, Aghabullogue and Crowley's Shop and Post Office Rylane.
Soccer Season The Coachford Schoolboys are about to embark on another soccer season and are planning on running two teams in the leagues for the coming season. The club is looking for boys born in 2005 & 2006 for their Under 11 squad and boys born in 2001 & 2002 for the under 15 team.
Donoughmore Macra have been very busy recently. As the Irish Blood Transfusion Service came to Donoughmore, club members attended in numbers. A farm walk was held in Moore Park regarding clover trials, curtain farms and next generation herds, to which many club members went. Over the bank holiday, Donoughmore members travelled in their droves to support Heather Healy in the International Miss Macra competition in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. Heather impressed the crowd with her saxophone skills on Saturday night. Congratulations to Heather on representing Muskerry.
Club member, Diarmuid Lee, held an agri affairs meeting as part of a recent club meeting. It was very interesting and allowed the club to be up to date regarding agricultural issues.
Muskerry Macra organised a regional night out in Mai Fitz's, Lissarda and welcomed Young Farmer members from both Scotland and Canada. The club will be having an activity day in Castlegregory on the 22nd August. This will be followed by a club night out in Dingle.
The annual Macra Conference is hosted by a different county each year and this year it's Muskerry Macra's turn. It is sponsored by coopsuperstores.ie with Red FM as the media partner. A press launch will be held on Friday 21st August at 8p.m. in Rochestown Park Hotel. Club members travelled to Tullamore show, Offaly to promote the rally.
For more info on the club check out:www.facebook.com/donoughmore.macra, Twitter at www.twitter.com/dmoremacra or contact 089-2059115.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sarah Baume.
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Available at Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop, Macroom. Price €12.00
2015 Greenshoot graduates with Catherine Costello, Enterprise Manager Macroom E at Emerging Entrepreneur Programme showcase at County Hall, Cork. © Darragh Kane.
Nine of Cork's newest companies were celebrated at the 2015 Greenshoots Awards and Showcase at Vertigo, at the top of County Hall on July 23. The group included some exciting start-ups in the craft, engineering, food, art and personal development sectors and Cork celebrity and royal confidante ,Pat O'Connell of K O'Connell Fish Merchants at the English Market, was on hand to offer his words of wisdom as an established and popular business owner.
The event marked the end of the 2015 Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme, a support programme for early stage businesses, based at Macroom E Enterprise Centre. These nine companies have spent the past six months preparing for the commercial world. The Greenshoots programme, under the management of Catherine Costello, works closely with selected entrepreneurs and a team of business experts to help get their companies up and running. Through key workshops, expert mentoring sessions, business coaching, lots of peer support and a link into state support agencies, Greenshoots acts as a set of 'business stabilisers' for small business owner-managers.
This is the fifth Greenshoots programme and, since it began in 2010, it has helped launch 55 new businesses, primarily in the Lee Valley region. Of these businesses, close to 80% are still in operation, collectively creating almost 100 new jobs. Four of these companies are now employing over ten people each, moving them from the micro enterprise to small business category, with impressive turnovers of up to €1.5 million. Interestingly, and contrary to typical national trends, as many women as men have participated in the programme.
Greenshoots not only offers its participants the use of excellent office facilities at Macroom E and relevant training and mentoring, it also aims to provide a creative, supportive space in which to brainstorm ideas, tease out business models and road test fledgling businesses. The magic happens within the group itself, each individual becoming a cheerleading ambassador for the rest.
The 2015 graduates are a diverse group of individuals with businesses in the food, craft, match-making, hospitality, environmental, publishing and printing sectors.
Programme Manager Catherine Costello said at the event "we are celebrating the people at the coal face of Ireland's economic recovery; the roots of our increasing economic growth rates are here in this room, in people working hard from Cork, from Ballingeary, from Cloyne and Macroom".
The Greenshoots Programme is supported by Cork County Council and the Local Enterprise Office, South Cork. For more information on the Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneur Programme and on this year's graduates, please visit www.greenshootscork.ie.
The 2015 Greenshoots companies are: Róisín Dunne PIPER; Joanna Kaminska-Wujek JOKAMIN Illustrations and Sculptures; Eithne Buckley TWOHEARTSMEET Dating Agency; Niall Mooney GAELIC BUTTER; Orla Kelly ORLA KELLY SELF PUBLISHING SERVICES.ie; Merril Kahapola Arachchi HOSPITALITY TRAINING IRELAND; Jean O'Sullivan RED PEN EDITS; Simon Casey CLEAN RAINWATER SOLUTIONS and Dermot O'Sullivan GAS MARK SEVEN.
Macroom Food Festival 2014. This year's event is on September 25 – 27 © Lee Valley Outlook
Food, glorious food, music and fun for all the family will feature in Macroom's 4th taste extravaganza Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. Events will take place at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the Main Square, the Castle Hotel, the Briery Gap and the Riverside Park Hotel. It will include a tasting menu extravaganza, taste trails, international food flavours, craft beers and ciders, monster outdoor food market, schools cook-off competition, interactive children's entertainment, live music, a secret supper & more. The old favourites are still in the mix but there are a few new additions this year to maximise taste, fun and gastronomic exploration.
The official opening is on Friday 25th, with a welcoming ceremony followed by An Artisan Affair at the Riverside Park Hotel. This will showcase the best of local produce, prepared by Macroom's chefs, working together to produce a superb tasting menu with a large side dish of wonderful music and entertainment. Saturday will see the children getting interactive in The Magic Garden at the Briery Gap. The afternoon taste trail will showcase superb local produce in the pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants around Macroom to a soundtrack of live music on the street. Early evening will see the International Food Flavours Marquee on the Main Square providing tastes from around the world. Later on, craft beers and ciders will take centre stage at The Castle Hotel. Sunday will see the square transformed into a massive outdoor food market, complete with off-the-wall children's entertainment from Cork Circus, Sylvano the Magician, the band of the Southern Command and lots more live music. Students will get competitive at the Schools Cook-Off and as always, there will be plenty to eat and drink all round – from buffalo burgers to barista style coffee and brilliant baked goods. This year, the festival will culminate in the all new Secret Supper at a number of undisclosed venues in and around Macroom – for those who enjoy surprise and wonder in their food as much as they do in their lives – followed by a massive festival finale party at the Castle Hotel.
A detailed schedule of events which will be announced in our next Lee Valley Outlook. Last year's festival welcomed almost 10, 000 visitors to the town over the course of the festival weekend and the team are looking forward to seeing those visitors return and welcoming lots of newcomers too. See www.macroomfoodfestival.com for more details.
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Cork 1-12 Galway 1-10
Éamonn Ryan's Cork remain on course for a 10th TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football crown in eleven seasons and the much coveted 5-in-a-row. The Rebels held off a spirited second half fightback from Galway at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick to secure a place in the semi-finals against Kerry on August 29, a clash that will be a repeat of last month's Munster final. But Cork supporters hope that the result will be different!
Cork were seven points up at half-time in the quarter-final, 1-6 to 0-2, but then eased off and the Westerners fought back to within a point twice in the second half. But it was not to be and for Galway, it brought back memories of their May defeat by Cork in the Tesco National League Division 1 final replay.
At half-time, Cork had looked well on course for a comfortable victory over Galway. They netted with just 20 seconds on the clock, courtesy of leading scorer Ciara O'Sullivan. Galway were held to just two first half points. Cork missed out on a few second half goals but kept their heads against the breeze to keep their Brendan Martin Cup hopes alive. They emptied the bench in the second half, withdrawing five of their six starting forwards, including free-taker Valerie Mulcahy. They used their bench well to keep their opponents at bay, with All-Ireland minor winner Eimear Scally and Doireann O'Sullivan both contributing points after coming on. Cork's leaders came to the fore at crucial times as dual star and Player of the Match, Briege Corkery, roared forward for a point after Galway got to within one and later, Ciara O'Sullivan hit back to keep some breathing space between the sides. Down the home straight, Cork had the wherewithal to ensure progress to a fifth straight All-Ireland semi-final.
Lee Valley players were Marie Ambrose, Aisling Barrett; Vera Foley, Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery; Valerie Mulcahy, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Eimear Scally and on the panel, Mairead Corkery and Sinead Cotter.
Scorers for Cork: Ciara O'Sullivan 1-3, Valerie Mulcahy 0-4 (3f), Deirdre O'Reilly, Briege Corkery, A Hutchings, Eimear Scally (f) & Doireann O'Sullivan 0-1 each.
Cork: Martina O'Brien; Marie Ambrose, Bríd Stack, Aisling Barrett; Vera Foley, Deirdre O'Reilly, Geraldine O'Flynn; Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery; Ciara O'Sullivan, Aisling Hutchings, Annie Walsh; Valerie Mulcahy, Áine O'Sullivan, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla.
Subs: Eimear Scally for Mulcahy (41), Doireann O'Sullivan for Walsh (46), Orlagh Farmer for Hutchings (49), Orla Finn for Ní Bhuachalla (56), Emma Farmer for Áine O'Sullivan (60+2).
Kilkenny 1-10 Cork 4-10
Three goals in the space of seven minutes in the second half mean that Cork remain on target for a second consecutive Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie title after a dreadful start in the semi-final at Walsh Park, Waterford. Despite being champions, the Leesiders were definitely the underdogs as a result of the huge turnover of players in the past 12 months – minus 13 of last year's panel - and they only emerged from their group in third position. By contrast, Kilkenny had blitzed every team they met and secured direct qualification to the semi-final. It looked as if they would decimate Cork also as they thundered into a 1-6 to 0-2 lead mid-way through the first half.
Remarkably though, the Cats only managed another four points in the entire game while it was Cork that went goal crazy, registering four goals and eight points to set up a final date with Galway on September 13 which will be a repeat of the League final, which the Tribeswomen won by three points. But Cork have developed hugely since then.
Orla Cotter got the opening score for Cork but then Kilkenny moved inexorably clear. However, Cork's blend of youth and experience began to work, as Amy O'Connor slotted a pair of points before Cotter's free found the net off the stick of Emma Kavanagh. Another Cotter point and Cork were in the lead at half time, 1-7 to 1-6. Kilkenny regained the lead temporarily, before Katrina Mackey levelled and then struck a massive blow when finding the net. When Cotter goaled from the next attack the Rebels were five points ahead. And when O'Connor shook the rigging five minutes later, Kilkenny's goose was cooked. With Pamela Mackey in player-of-the-match form in the Cork defence, backed by powerful goalkeeper, Aoife Murray, Kilkenny never looked like netting the goals they needed to get back into the game.
It is interesting to note that Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley had played vital roles in Cork's win in the Ladies Football quarter final against Galway in Limerick less than 24 hours earlier. Other players with Lee Valley connections are Aoife Murray and Hannah Looney.
Scorers - Cork: Orla Cotter 2-3; Amy O'Connor 1-2; Katrina Mackey 1-1; Julia White, Briege Corkery 0-2 each.
Cork: Aoife Murray, Pamela Mackey, Laura Treacy, Leanne O'Sullivan, Rena Buckley, Gemma O'Connor, Meabh Cahalane, Julia White, Ashling Thompson, Orla Cotter, Orla Cronin, Hannah Looney, Briege Corkery, Amy O'Connor, Katrina Mackey.
Tipperary 0-08 Cork 5-15
It was a pretty miserable day for Tipperary on August 16, losing out by the narrowest of margins to Galway in the All Ireland Hurling semi-final and definitively, to Cork in the U16A Camogie Championship semi-final. Cork Scorers: C. Healy 1-09, I. O'Regan 1-00, L. Homan 3-03, C. Ryan 0-01, C. Hughes 0-01, K. Walsh 0-01
Galway 0-23 Cork 0-14.
Galway won their third All-Ireland intermediate hurling title when they had far too much firepower for a new look Cork side at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. The sides were deadlocked at 0-9 each at the break but Galway pulled clear in the second-half to secure their first title in the grade since 2002. Cork went into the clash as reigning champions but all of last year's squad were ineligible for selection. Yet, they looked like they would make a strong bid to retain the crown when they recovered from a poor start to draw level by the interval.
An exciting conclusion looked on the cards when points were exchanged points directly after the restart, but Galway took over from there and hit the next four points. When Cork responded with a couple of points, Galway moved to another gear again and hit five in a row without reply. This was the last Cork team to exit the 2015 hurling and football championships.
Relegation Play Off Killeagh v Bishopstown
A. Douglas vDuhallow.
B. Midleton 1-15 St Finbarr's 1-13
C. Glen Rovers 3-16 Bride Rovers 3-10
D. Blackrock v Newtownshandrum
E. Na Piarsaigh 2-18 Erins Own 3-19
F. Ballymartle 1-13 Carrigtwohill 2-13
G. Sarsfields 0-28 Youghal 0-11
H. Imokilly v Ballyhea
Quarter Finals. 1 A v Midleton 2 Glen Rovers v D 3 Erin's Own v Carrigtwohill. 4 Sarsfields v H
Relegation Play Off: Clonakilty v Aghada
A. Bishopstown v Clyda Rovers
B. Beara 0-7 O'Donovan Rossa 2-11
C. BALLINCOLLIG v Valley Rovers
D. St Finbarr's v Castlehaven
E. Nemo Rangers 0-13 Douglas 1-10 – a draw
F. St Nicholas 2-9 Dohenys 0-15 a draw
G. Ilen Rovers 1-4 Carbery Rangers 4-10
H. Newcestown 0-9 Duhallow 1-11
Quarter Finals. 1 A v O'Donovan Rossa. 2 C v D. 3 E v F. 4 Carbery Rangers v Duhallow
Relegation Play Off: INNISCARRA v Kilworth
A. Tracton 1-17 Courcey Rovers 1-11
B. Newcestown 1-17 BLARNEY 1-13
C. Mallow 4-16 Watergrasshill 1-12
D. Carrigaline 0-12 Cloyne 4-11
E. Kanturk 2-12 Fermoy 1-14
F. Valley Rovers 1-19 Bandon 0-13
Quarter Finals: 1. Tracton v Newcestown 2. Mallow v Cloyne 3. Kanturk v Valley Rovers 4. Castlelyons 1-12 Ballinhassig 4-17
Relegation Play Off: Na Piarsaigh v BALLINORA
A. Kiskeam 3-13 Nemo Rangers 0-9
B. St Michaels 1-11 Mallow 1-10
C Castletownbere 3-12 NAOMH ABÁN 2-6
D. BEÁL ÁTHA'n GHAORTHAIDH 3-8 Bantry Blues 0-10
E. MACROOM 4-8 Newmarket 2-11
F. ÉIRE ÓG 2-10 GRENAGH 0-11
1 Kiskeam v St Michaels
2 Castletownbere v BÉAL ÁTHA'n GHAORTHAIDH
3 MACROOM v ÉIRE ÓG
4 Carrigaline 1-10 St Vincent's 0-8
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 3 – 8 Bantry Blues 0 – 10
Béal Átha followed up their first round win over Macroom with a fine win over Bantry Blues at a very wet and very windy Kealkil. On what was a miserable evening for football, the Ballingeary men showed that they are maintaining their season-long good form and they will now face their clash with Castletownbere in the quarter final in good spirits.
Béal Átha faced the elements in the opening half but were greatly boosted by a Ben Shorten goal in the 11th minute which gave them a 1-1 to 0-2 lead at that stage. Bantry recovered to lead by 0-7 to 1-2 at the break but the Béal Átha defence had done well under pressure. The winner's points came from Andy Concannon, who was to finish with a grand tally of 1-6, 1-3 from frees.
On the restart, Bantry added a point to their total but then Béal Átha got down to business and Andy Concannon, Tim O'Leary, Liam Shorten and Concannon again had points to ease their side ahead before a Bantry point at the three quarter mark left the sides level at 0-9 to 1-6. Nine minutes from time Tim O'Leary went through the Bantry defence and blasted the ball to the net to break the stalemate, Bantry then lost the influencial Rory Deane to an injury and Andy Concannon added two points to the Béal Átha lead. A late penalty award after Tim O'Leary was hauled down, yielded a goal for Andy Concannon and left Béal Átha with a comfortable winning margin.
Scorers for Béal Átha: Andí Ó Coinceannain 1-6 (1-0 pen., 0-3f), T Ó Laoire 1-1, B Seartan 1-0, L Seartan 0-1.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Barra Ó Coinceannain: Ciarán Ó Nunáin, Leonaird Ó Conchuir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Cian Ó Duinnín, Miceál Ó Tuama, Nollaig Ó Laoire: Colmán Ó Tuama, Eoin Ó Coill: Pol Ó Buachalla, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Ben Seartan: Andrias Ó Coinceannain, Tadgh Ó Laoire, Liam Seartan. Fear Ionaid: Nollaig Ó Duinnín 51.
Éire Óg 2 – 10 Grenagh 0 – 11
Éire Óg are through to the quarter final stage of the county Premier Intermediate football championship and a clash with divisional rivals Macroom after this fairly comprehensive victory over Grenagh in the 4th round at Inniscarra. The winners lack of recent football action was obvious in the opening quarter at the end of which they trailed by 0-5 to 0-2. The Ovens men gradually settled however with some defensive positional changes bringing them major benefit and three points in a row from All Ireland star Daniel Goulding had them level by the 25th minute. When Aidan O'Connor fired in a goal just before the interval the writing was already on the wall for Grenagh. Éire Óg had stretched their lead to seven points by the three quarter stage before Grenagh scored again and a goal from the outstanding Denny Murphy in the 24th minute really finished any uncertainty about the outcome even though battling Grenagh finished with three points in a row to improve the appearance of the scoreboard.
The opening quarter of this game saw Éire Óg on the back foot as Grenagh got plenty of possession at midfield and their attack, led in style by Tadgh Walsh on the 40, put pressure on the Éire Óg defence. A John Dineen free had opened the scoring for the winners in the very first minute but Gerry Russell kicked a long range equaliser for Grenagh almost immediately and DD Dorgan then pointed a free after a foul on Walsh. The sides were level again in the 5th minute when Daniel Goulding effortlessly sent over after receiving from Liam Sheehan but Grenagh then took over and excellent points from Tadgh Walsh, DD Dorgan and Liam Walsh were a fair reward for their enterprising play. Grenagh missed a good goal chance in the 14th minute and also missed a scorable free before Daniel Goulding entered on the scene. Three points from the Cork star had Éire Óg level by the 25th minute at 0-5 each and the switch of John Mullins to mark Walsh had definitely limited the influence of the Grenagh man and tightened the winner's defence. A minute from the break Éire Óg got through for a vital goal, Dermot O'Herlihy's perfectly judged pass finding Aidan O'Connor with space near to goal and the corner forward made no mistake from that range. This goal separated the teams at the break 1-5 to 0-5.
Two further points from Goulding on the restart, one from a free, had Éire Óg in a good position and the introduction of Kevin Hallissey, out all year through injury, gave the attack a further impetus. Grenagh now lost a defender to a second yellow card, John Dineen pointed a free and Daniel Goulding pointed from play to give the Ovens side a 1-9 to 0-5 lead at the three quarter stage. The outcome had been clearly decided at this stage but Grenagh to their credit battled on to the end. DD Dorgan pointed a free in the 47th minute, his sides first score in almost 40 minutes, and added two more from frees as play became slightly ragged for a period. A smashing goal from Éire Óg wing forward Denny Murphy in the 53rd minute after a defender had lost possession killed off any hopes of a Grenagh revival, Hallissey added a point and Grenagh closed the scoring with two points from Tadgh Walsh and a final score from Conor Fitzgerald.
Scorers: Éire Óg: A O'Connor and D Murphy 1-0 each, D Goulding 0-7 (0-2 f), J Dineen 0-2 (f), K Hallissey 0-1. Grenagh: DD Dorgan 0-5 ( 0-4f), T Walsh 0-3, G Russell, L Walsh and C Fitzgerald 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: Shane McCarthy, John Mullins, Cian O'Mahony: Dermot O'Herlihy, Michael O'Shea, Dave Sheehan: Liam Murphy, Ronan O'Toole: Denny Murphy, Liam Sheehan, Dan O'Connor: Aidan O'Connor, Daniel Goulding, John Dineen. Subs: Kevin Hallissey for A O'Connor 50, Ross McCarthy for D Sheehan 56, Tim O'Leary for D O'Connor 57.
Grenagh: Martin Barry: Paul McCarthy, Raymond Dorgan, Niall Doherty: Shane Dorgan, Tom Kenny, Aonghus Duggan: Seán Bourke, Gerry Russell: Seamus Cronin, Tadgh Walsh, Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan: Conor Fitzgerald, Liam Walsh, Ultan Duggan.
Referee: Eamonn Sheehy, Newcestown.
Relegation Play Off: AGHABULLOGUE v Barryroe
A. BALLINCOLLIG 0-9 Argideen Rangers 1-5
B. Aghada 2-14 Castlemartyr 1-11
C. DRIPSEY 1-15 GRENAGH 1-12
D. Kildorrery 1-11 ÉIRE ÓG 1-6
E. Meelin 3-18 Fr O'Neills 3-19
F. Milford 1-18 Ballygarvan 1-11
Quarter Finals. 1 Ballincollig v Aghada 2 Dripsey v Kildorrery 3 Fr O'Neill's v Milford 4 Charleville 1-19 Kilbrittain 0-6
Relegation Play Off: Millstreet v Adrigole
A. Youghal 3-6 Kanturk 1-13
B. CILL na MARTRA 1-18 Mitchelstown 2-12
C. Mayfield 0-13 Rockchapel 0-5
D. Kinsale 1-9 Glanmire 2-9
E. Glenville 2-10 Ballydesmond 0-5
F Kildorrery 1-8 Fermoy 0-14
Quarter Finals 1 Kanturk v CILL na MARTRA 2 Mayfield v Glanmire 3 Glenville v Fermoy 4 Aghabullogue v Glanworth
Cill na Martra who won the Cork U21B Football Championship final at Páirc Uí Rinn, defeating Kilmeen ©Nóra Ní Luasa
Cill na Martra 2-11 Kilmeen 1-13
A thrilling Cork County U21 B Football Championship final ended with victory by the narrowest of margins for Cill na Martra at Páirc Uí Rinn.
Kilmeen opened the scoring with a point after two minutes, but then Cill na Martra replied with points from Damian Harrington and Darren Furey in the fourth and fifth minutes to take the lead. Kilmeen equalised after nine minutes and then, from a free, regained the lead before doubling their advantage with another point immediately. Cill na Martra keeper James Aynsley was deemed to have stopped a shot behind the line so Kilmeen led by 1-3 to 0-2 before Mike Desmond pulled a point back and then Gearóid Ó Faoláin grabbed a sensational goal to leave just one score between the sides. Daire MacLochlainn continued the fight back for Cill na Martra with a 19th minute equalising point. James Aynsley made a super save at the expense of a point and Kilmeen retained their narrow lead at the break, Kilmeen 1-7 to 1-6 for Cill na Martra.
The second half opened with another Kilmeen point but Cill Na Martra levelled with two points from Daire MacLochlainn. After 37 minutes, Cill na Martra hit the front for the first time and were 1-1 clear when Tadgh Corkery hammered home his side's second goal after 39 minutes. A Kilmeen point hauled them back to just a goal advantage and the play in the final minutes was hectic but Cill na Martra held on for a huge victory achieved without the injured Dan O'Dineen and regular .It was all to play for in the closing minutes but Kilmeen came up just short.
Scorers for Cill na Martra: G Ó Faolain agus T Ó Corcora 1-0 araon, M Ó Deasúna 0-7 (0-3f), D MacLochlainn 0-2, D Ó hUrdail agus D Ó Foirréidh 0-1 araon.
Cill na Martra: James Aynsley: Donagh Ó Riordain, Gearóid Ó Goilí, Finén Ó Faoláin: Eoin Ó Loingsuigh, Antóin Ó Cuana, Pádraig Ó Críodáin: Tadgh Ó Corcora, Miceál Ó Deasúna: Gearóid Ó Faoláin, Damian Ó hUrdail, Daire MacLochlann: Seán Ó Foirréidh, Daire Ó Foirréidh, Seán Ó Croinín.
A Iveleary 0-8 v Kilmurry 1-3
B Blarney 1-7 v Clondrohid 0-16
C Kilmichael 1-6 v Dripsey 0-7
D Canovee 0-15 v Inniscarra 2-9 – a draw
Semi Finals: Iveleary v Clondrohid. Kilmichael v Canovee or Inniscara
Iveleary 0 – 8 Kilmurry 1 – 3
Champions Kilmurry lost their crown when they were deservedly beaten by a very focussed Iveleary in the quarter final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship at a wet and dreary Castle Grounds. The fall of the champions was not totally unexpected and from a very early stage it was apparent that Iveleary were by far the more committed side. In the early exchanges they simply tore into Kilmurry, Barry Murphy particularly, Donal Cotter and Daniel Riordan emerged with the ball from every clash and returning star Cathal Vaughan, back from the US, showed his class from early on. Kilmurry never got going and their tally of 14 wides in all was fatal. The fact that Kilmurry did not score at all in the second half until three minutes from time when they were five points adrift and that their goal did not come until deep into injury time is an indication of the dominance exerted by Iveleary defence.
In early Kilmurry attacks the Iveleary men were fast and disciplined into the tackle and frequently won the hard ball. Even when the teams were still scoreless, Iveleary seemed to be far more determined and this was the pattern for the whole game. Cal McCarthy set up Seanie Lehane for the opening score of the game after seven minutes and Iveleary never lost the lead subsequently. Cathal Vaughan had a superb point from over 30m three minutes later and Brian Cronin made it 0-3 to nil in the 17th minute with a point from a free after a foul of Barry O'Leary. A minute later a Dave O'Halloran lash came back off the Iveleary crossbar, an indication that this was not to be Kilmurry's night and the ball was cleared. It fell to defender Colm Crowley to open the Kilmurry scoring with a point after 18 minutes and the defending champions had another point six minutes later when Joseph Ryan pointed a free after Greg Barrett was fouled. Just before the break, Ger O'Riordan and Seán O'Leary worked the ball through to Vaughan whose second point made it 0-4 to 0-2 in favour of Iveleary and it was obvious that Kilmurry were now in a very difficult situation.
Iveleary started the second with a superb point from Brian Cronin after two minutes, Kevin Manning and Seán O'Leary setting up the opportunity. Cathal Vaughan had an equally fine point for Iveleary from over 40 metres in the 38th minute and goalkeeper Jamie Cronin then denied Marco Healy with a smashing save two minutes later. Both sides were guilty of faulty shooting but Kilmurry need the scores most and in fact it was Iveleary who ended who ended a scoreless 18 minute period with a super point from Brian Cronin in the 26th minute, kicked from 30metres, way out on the right touchline. With the score at 0-8 to 0-2 now, Iveleary were in cruise control before Kilmurry gave them a late fright.
Substitute Michael Kelleher had the first Kilmurry score in 35 minutes when he kicked a point in the 55th minute but Brian Cronin pointed a free in reply four minutes later. Three minutes into injury time Kilmurry's William Buckley drove a 14m free to the net through a crowded Iveleary goalmouth and only two points now separated the teams. Iveleary survived another free in the next Kilmurry attack and greeted the final whistle with elation.
Scorers: Iveleary: B Cronin 0-4 (0-2f), C Vaughan 0-3, S Lehane 0-1.
Kilmurry: W Buckley 1-0(f), C Crowley, J Ryan (f) and M Kelleher 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Donal Cotter, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Ger O'Riordan, Cal McCarthy, Kevin Manning: Seán O'Leary, Barry O'Leary: Shane Galvin, Cathal Vaughan. Liam Kearney: Chris Óg Jones, Seán Lehane, Brian Cronin. Subs: Finbarr McSweeney 38, Ger McSweeney 40, Finbarr McSweeney jnr. 53, L Kearney 56.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonald: Liam Long, Kevin Barrett, Liam Buckley: Colm Crowley, Daniel Cahalane, William Barrett: David O'Leary, Greg Barrett: William Buckley, Dave O'Halloran, Marco Healy: Joe Ryan, Finbarr Crowley, Jonathan Buckley. Subs: Dave McCarthy 27, Michael Kelleher 38, Pádraig Berhanu 54, Eoin Barrett 55, Adam Healy 61.
Referee: Colm Vaughan Uas., Cill na Martra.
Kilmichael 1 – 6 Dripsey 0 – 7
The second quarter final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship on the double bill at Macroom was a much more entertaining game than the forerunner despite being played under persistent rain and a darkening sky which necessitated the flood lights being turned on for the second half. The two teams were up for the contest and fortunes varied over the course of the hour. Kilmichael's Colin Lordan struck for the vital only goal in the 23rd minute to give his side a two point interval lead but Dripsey were back on level terms early in the final quarter and when Kilmichael again hit the front, Dripsey again drew level with a point from Mark O'Sullivan in the 51st minute. Daniel Twomey with a point from play from a very sharp angle gave Kilmichael the lead and he followed on to point a late free to assure his side of victory. Few teams can grind out championship victories like Kilmichael and their calm methodical approach was once again in evidence. They have their stars, like Cork senior panellist Peter Kelleher, but it is the all-round team effort which usually carries them over the line and thus it was on this occasion for the 2013 champions.
Midfielder Conor Cotter put Kilmichael in front in the 4th minute, taking a pass from James O'Leary but Stevie Murray equalised in the 11th minute and then put Dripsey in front with a 15th minute point. A minute later, a rash challenge gave James O'Leary the opportunity to point a Kilmichael free and level scores. In the 23rd minute Kilmichael got in for the only goal of the game when Peter Kelleher picked out Daniel Twomey with a free and when Twomey sent over a cross from the right wing, Colin Lordan caught, turned and side stepped his marker before burying the ball in the Dripsey net from very close range. It was a major set back for Dripsey but they did not lose heart and were rewarded when John Carey, listed at corner forward but operating at midfield and everywhere, had a morale boosting point on the stroke of half time to leave his side two points in arrears, 1-2 for Kilmichael, 0-3 for Dripsey.
Kilmichael goalkeeper Shane Masters made an outstanding save within a minute of the restart from Barry Galvin and two minutes later Finbarr Dromey fisted a point for Kilmichael to open up a one goal lead. Dripsey substitute Aidan Buckley with his first touch of the ball kicked over a reply within two minutes. The play was very even with massed defences making it difficult for forwards but Aidan Buckley and John Carey succeeded in providing a chance for Mark O'Sullivan in the 43rd minute, which was smartly availed of to cut the gap to the minimum. The sides were level at 1-3 to 0-6 in the 47th minute when Aidan Buckley was fouled and Shane Burke kicked over the resultant free. Kilmichael regained the lead two minutes later when a rather unnecessary foul of Finbarr Dromey gave Daniel Twomey a productive free kick but good work by Carey and Aidan Buckley led to a Mark O'Sullivan equaliser in the 51st minute. This was to be the final Dripsey score as Daniel Twomey's two points won the game for Kilmichael with their defence steady as a rock with John O'Riordan, Finbarr Buckley and Simon Foley unflappable under pressure.
Scorers: Kilmichael: C Lordan 1-0, D Twomey 0-3 (0-2f), C Cotter, J O'Leary (f), F Dromey 0-1 each. Dripsey: M O'Sullivan 0-2, S Murray 0-2, A Buckley, J Carey and S Burke (f), 0-1 each.
Kilmichael: Shane Masters: Colin Murphy, John O'Riordan, Stephen Kelleher: Alan Murphy, Finbarr Buckley, Simon Foley: Conor Cotter, Finbarr Dromey: Cathal Foley, Peter Kelleher, Colm Dromey: James O'Leary, Colin Lordan, Daniel Twomey. Subs: Eoghan Kelly (48), Alan Dromey (56).
Dripsey: Pat O'Riordan: Barry Kelleher, Robert Daly, Aidan Murray: Daniel Buckley, Conor Hayes, Barry Galvin: Mark O'Sullivan, Michael O'Riordan: Stevie Murray, Diarmuid O'Riordan, James Cotter: Shane Burke, David O'Sullivan, John Carey. Subs: Seán Murphy (h/t), Aidan Buckley (34), Davy Buckley (58), Dean O'Sullivan (58).
Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.
Clondrohid 0 - 6 Blarney 1 - 7
Clondrohid ran out comfortable winners over Blarney at Coachford to qualify for a place in the semi-final of the JAFC. Fergal Kelleher was an influential figure around the midfield area while the combination of the Clondrohid forwards paved the way for this impressive victory.
Paddy Lynch was used in a playmaking role and he ran at the Blarney defence at every opportunity. Clondrohid had six different scorers in a dominant opening half and led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the break. Blarney did briefly threatened to get back in the game and reduced the gap to four points but Clondrohid dominated the final quarter before Blarney scored a late goal to improve the scoreline.
Clondrohid had the opening score of the game with an excellent point from Danny O'Riordan and then Darren Dineen landed a free. Blarney's Ray Murphy converted two placed efforts to level the scoring. Fergal Kelleher had an excellent point for the winners and Shane Creed, Mark Creed and a Darren Dineen free increased Clondrohid's lead. Blarney's Cormac O'Mahony scored a brilliant solo effort before Shane Creed clipped over another excellent point. Further points from Brian Corcoran and the influential Paddy Lynch ensured Clondrohid led by 0-9 to 0-4 at halftime.
On resumption, Blarney had well taken scores from Ray Murphy and the hard working Joe Jordan. Clondrohid replied through Fergal Kelleher to halt the Blarney momentum. Darren Dineen landed a brace and effectively the game was decided.
Clondrohid dominated the final quarter with Paddy Lynch dictating the flow of ball to his inside forwards. Substitute Declan Kelleher landed a great point and Shane Creed kept the scoreboard ticking over. Blarney battled on to the final whistle and Colin Murphy was rewarded for his perseverance when he crashed home a late goal from close range.
Scorers for Clondrohid: D Dineen 0-6 (3f), S Creed 0-4, P Lynch 0-2, M Creed, B Corcoran, D O'Riordan, F Kelleher, D Kelleher 0-1 each.
Clondrohid: John Corkery; Conor O'Leary, Trevor O'Brien, James Kelleher; Shane Dineen, Brian Corcoran, Cian Creedon; Fergal Kelleher, Jeremy O'Sullivan; Danny O'Riordan, Aidan Kelleher, Darren Dineen; Shane Creed, Mark Creed, Paddy Lynch. Subs: Neilus Murphy (47), Declan Kelleher (47), David Lynch (55), Conor Flanagan (58).
Blarney: Shane Jordan; John Barrett, Eoghan Murphy, Vince O'Mahony; Daniel McSweeney, Joe Jordan, Peter Philpott; Paul O'Leary, Conor Foley; Ray Murphy, Brian Hurley, Keith Costelloe, Colin Murphy, Scott Vickery, Ray O'Donovan. Subs: Cormac O'Mahony, Daniel Cronin, Damien Hyde.
Referee: Mr Ger Ahern (Canovee).
Canovee 0 – 15 Inniscarra 2 – 9
Canovee and Inniscarra finished all square after a super game at Coachford. Canovee dominated the opening passages of play and looked to be cruising after leading by 0-6 to 0-1 after 12 minutes. Paul Farmer had opened the scoring for 'Scarra but Conor Hughes, Mark Verling, Michael Deasy (2), James Moynihan and Denis O'Sullivan replied tellingly for Canovee. However, the injury to Mark Verling and the move of Inniscarra's Sean O'Donoghue to centre forward completely transformed matters and the Cork U21 star kicked three excellent points from play. Conor Hughes pointed for Canovee in the 27th minute but Sean Lynch and Paul Farmer replied for Inniscarra. It was a remarkable turnaround for Inniscarra and they trailed by only a single point, 0-8 to 0-7 at the break.
James Moynihan had a point for Canovee on the restart but Inniscarra hit back with a 36th minute goal to regain the lead, Seán O'Donoghue setting up the chance for Dan O'Connell. Point from the same two players increased the 'Scarra lead to a goal. Canovee now brought James Moynihan out to the half forward line and he got his side back in the game with a badly needed score and some excellent passing and substitute Con Dunne was also an influential figure. Inniscarra's chances suffered a serious setback when Seán O'Donoghue was carried off injured with fifteen minutes left to play and Canovee drew level with points from Conor Hughes and James Moynihan. Moynihan and Con Dunne then kicked over to put Canovee two points clear but a fortuitous late goal from Alan Sheehan looked to have sealed the victory for Inniscarra but Canovee scored a late, late equaliser from a James Moynihan free.
Scorers: Canovee: J Moynihan 0-6 (0-2f), C Hughes 0-3, M Deasy 0-2, M Verling (f), D O'Sullivan, M Quinlan and C Dunne 0-1 each. Inniscarra: D O'Connell 1-2, S O'Donoghue 0-4 (0-1f, 0-1 '45'), A Sheehan 1-0, P Farmer 0-2, S Lynch 0-1.
Canovee: David Wiseman: Michael Quinlan, James McCarthy, Jerry Murphy: Gearóid Lucey, Daniel O'Sullivan, Brian Ahern: Eamon Lyons, Michael Dunne: Mark Verling, Michael Deasy, Conor Hughes: Seán O'Connor, James Moynihan, Denis O'Sullivan. Subs: William Ahern, Mark Healy, John O'Brien, Con Dunne, Aidan Murphy.
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Cathal Griffin, Kevin Burke, Seán Lynch: John O'Callaghan, Jerry Roche, Timmy Murphy: Conor Buckley, Alan Sheehan: Liam Collins, Seán O'Donoghue, Davie O'Keeffe: Seán Lynch, Paul Framer, Daniel O'Connell. Subs: Mark McCarthy, Jack O'Dwyer, Dave Barry, Kevin O'Herlihy, Liam Ó Riain, Ritchie O'Connor.
Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.
A Cloughduv w/o Éire Óg scr.
B Ballinora 2-11 Donoughmore 0-11
C Blarney 2-6 Ballincollig 0-9
D Inniscarra – a bye
Cloughduv 0-15 Ballinora 2 –9 – a draw
Blarney 1 - 11 Inniscarra 1 - 7
Ballinora 2-11 Donoughmore 0-11
Ballinora outclassed Donoughmore to qualify to meet Cloughduv in the semi-final of the Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC at Ballyanly. David Howard was their key player as he made the first goal for Patrick Fitton and scored the second himself from a penalty. The sides were level midway through the second half but Ballinora dominated the final quarter.
Ballinora raced into an early lead courtesy of points from Pat Fitton and David Howard. Donoughmore points came from free takers, Shane Healy and Darren Lucey and a magnificent long range effort from Conor Kelleher had them back on level terms after 20 minutes.
Ballinora's Conor Brosnan found Howard who bisected the posts and further points from the lively Darragh Holmes and Patrick Fitton increased their lead. Donoughmore finished strongly with two pointed frees from Shane Healy and a tap over free from Darren Lucey to leave them trailing by a single point, 0-8 to 0-7 at the break.
The introduction of Colm O'Callaghan provided Donoughmore with a boost and he levelled the scoring with a fine effort. Both sides exchanged points before David Howard edged Ballinora in front from another free. Ballinora forced the pace in the final quarter and Patrick Fitton billowed the net after a neat pass from Howard. Donoughmore replied with a tremendous point from Colm O'Callaghan to reduce the gap to three points after 48 minutes. A run by Ballinora's Tomas McGrath resulted in a penalty and Howard made no mistake. Donoughmore piled on the pressure in the closing stages and had a couple of efforts cleared off the line. However, it was to be Ballinora's night.
Scorers for Ballinora: D Howard 1-4 (1-0 pen, 2f), P Fitton 1-5 (3f), D Holmes 0-2.
Scorers for Donoughmore: D Lucey 0-4 (4f), S Healy 0-3 (3f), C O'Callaghan 0-2, C Kelleher, S O'Connor 0-1 each.
Ballinora: Brian Crowley; Kenneth Greally, Brendan Hourihan, David O'Neill; James Lordan, Conor Brosnan, Patrick Cronin; Patrick Fitton, Mike Lordan; Alan O'Neill, Jason Byrne, Darragh Holmes; Tomas McGrath, David Howard, Brian Murphy. Subs: Kevin Murphy (44).
Donoughmore: K Cullinane; C Downing, A Corkery, L Barry; M Foley, S Healy, S Looney; A Savage, J O'Mahony; S O'Connor, G O'Rourke, W Murphy; S O'Connor, D Lucey, J Twomey. Subs: C Kelleher for C Downing (11), C O'Callaghan for W Murphy (25), A O'Shea for A Savage (h/t), C O'Rourke for J O'Mahony (50).
Referee: Mr Peter Downey (Inniscarra).
Blarney 2 - 6 Ballincollig 0 - 9
Blarney edged out Ballincollig in the quarter-final of the Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC in slippery conditions at Ballyanly with a terrific goal from Michael John Shine in the opening minute of the second half proving to be the decisive score in a highly entertaining game.
Ballincollig's Derek Beale had a penalty brilliantly saved in the third minute. Chris Collins converted the resultant 65 and Craig Sykes levelled the scoring. Minutes later Blarney's Eugene McCarthy blasted a penalty to the roof of the net and a well taken score from Shine ensured Blarney led by 1-2 to 0-1 after 16 minutes.
The exchanges became fiery and Ballincollig's hopes suffered a setback following a dismissal. To their credit, they regrouped with Chris Collins landing a brace from places efforts while a magnificent point from Graham Enright left the sides' level, 1-2 to 0-5 at the break.
On resumption, Blarney seized the initiative with Shine's magnificent goal and a terrific long range effort from Stephan Sheedy. Ballincollig battled on bravely and placed efforts from Beale and Collins left two points between the sides after 47 minutes. Blarney's Owen O'Connor replied with another excellent point as the weather conditions deteriorated.
Ballincollig piled on the pressure towards the end with the outstanding Colin Harris converting a long range free to narrow the gap to two points. Blarney's Michael John Shine completed the scoring with a late.
Scorers: Blarney: MJ Shine 1-3 (2f), E McCarthy 1-0, C Sykes, S Sheedy, O O'Connor 0-1 each. Ballincollig: C Collins 0-5 (3f, '65), D Beale 0-2 (2f), G Enright, C Harris (f) 0-1 each.
Blarney: R O'Shea; S O'Brien, D Cronin, V O'Mahony; D O'Neill, S Twomey, A O'Shea; D McSweeney, S Sheedy; C Sykes, E McCarthy, C Skyes, O O'Connor; M J Shine, D Cremen, D Kelly. Subs: K Cremen (ht), S Crowley (ht), A McEvoy (43), P O'Connor (50).
Ballincollig: J Linehan; C Lucey, A Lucey, K O'Sullivan; B O'Halloran, C Harris, T Collins; S O'Sullivan, C Collins; S Coughlan, J O'Brien, N Allen; G Enright, D Beale, J Murray. Subs: K Browne (30 inj), E O'Neill (50), O Ryan (50).
Referee: Mr John Horgan (Gleann Na Laoi)
Cloughduv 0-15 Ballinora 2 – 9 (draw)
Two goals, one late in each half, enabled Ballinora to give Cloughduv a major wake up call shock in the semi-final of the Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork junior A hurling championship at Ovens. Champions Cloughduv were expected to face a minor challenge but Ballinora, though understrenght, rose to the occasion and lived to fight another day. An injury-time goal from a 20m free by Ballinora's David Howard snatched the dramatic equaliser. Earlier, Cloughduv had dominated the opening period and led by 0-9 to 0-3 before Ballinora's Brian Murphy brilliantly found the net on the stroke of halftime.
Ballinora opened the scoring through David Howard after excellent work by Patrick Fitton. Cloughduv then had four points without reply from Jerry Lucey (f), Brian Ahern, Denis O'Sullivan and a magnificent long range effort from Colm Ryan. Cloughduv's Jerry Lucey proved his worth with an excellent point from play before pointing three consecutive frees. Ballinora appeared to be struggling all over the field but Murphy's outstanding goal reduced the gap to three points at the break. On resumption, further points from substitute Kevin Murphy and a smashing point from the lively Darragh Holmes reduced the gap to the minimum. Ballinora substitute Colin O'Shea hit over a superb equaliser at the end of the third quarter. Cloughduv went ahead again through a fine point from Jerry Lucey which was followed by the best score of the game from the stick of the outstanding Donal Corkery. Ballinora's Colin O'Shea reduced the gap a point but Brian Ahern replied in great style for his side. Cloughduv looked to have weathered the storm when Joe Ryan and Denis O'Sullivan extended their lead to four points with three minutes remaining. However, O'Shea landed another fine effort before Howard's dramatic equaliser.
Scorers: Cloughduv: J Lucey 0-7 (5f), D O'Sullivan 0-2, B Ahern 0-3, J Ryan, D Corkery, C Ryan 0-1 each. Ballinora: D Howard 1-1, P Fitton (2f), C O'Shea 0-3 each, B Murphy 1-0, K Murphy, D Holmes 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: C O'Driscoll; J McCarthy, A Ahern, L Long; A Murphy, M Verling, D Corkery; S Curzon, D O'Sullivan; A Cronin, C Ryan, S O'Connor; B Ahern, J Lucey, J Moynihan. Subs: J Ryan (20), M Walsh (38), L Ahern (49), B Verling (55).
Ballinora: B Crowley; K Greally, B Hourihan, D O'Neill; J Lordan, C Brosnan, P Cronin; P Fitton, M Lordan; A O'Neill, J Byrne, D Holmes; T McGrath, D Howard, B Murphy. Subs: K Murphy h/t, C O'Shea (36), P Dineen (54).
Referee: M Myers (Blarney).
Blarney 1-11 Inniscarra 1-7
Blarney are through to the mid- Cork Final are a gutsy victory over neighbours Inniscarra in the Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC at Donoughmore. The victors trailed by four points early in the second half but a brilliant goal from Darragh Kelly got them back in the game and five points without reply sealed an impressive team victory.
Inniscarra dominated the early stages of this local derby and two points from Liam Collins and a pointed free from Liam Ó Riain gave them a perfect start. Blarney's Stephen Sheedy opened their account with an excellent score from distance and Michael John Shine pointed two frees to reduce the gap to the minimum, 0-4 to 0-3 after 17 minutes. Blarney squandered a number of chances but they were back on level terms after a fine score from Eugene McCarthy. Inniscarra finished the half strongly and points from Altan O'Connell and Darren Breathnach ensured they led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break.
Both sides introduced a number of substitutes at halftime and Inniscarra's Liam O'Brien impressed with a fine individual effort, matched by an equally fine score from Blarney's Stephen Sheedy which reduced the gap to the minimum. Inniscarra's victory hopes received a major boost after Darren Breathnach crashed the sliotar to the Blarney net after excellent build up play from Liam Ó Riain and Ciaran O'Brien but this was to be the losers last score.
Blarney responded in terrific style and Darragh Kelly whipped a ground stroke to the net after a long delivery from Stephen Sheedy. Blarney substitute Kevin Cremen got his side back on level terms at 1-7 each and then put them in front for the first time with a superb point from play. As Innisicarra failed to register a score in the final twenty minutes, Blarney dominated the final quarter and substitute Alan McEvoy landed a magnificent point from play. Eugene McCarthy put his team three points in front with a classy score. Inniscarra pressed hard in the closing minutes but a resolute Blarney defence held them at bay. After sustained Inniscarra pressure, Blarney's captain Donal O'Neill scored a wonderful point to assure his side of a victory that was fully deserved.
Scorers: Blarney: E McCarthy 0-3 (0-1f), D Kelly 1-0, K Cremen, MJ Shine (2f) and S Sheedy 0-2 each, A McEvoy, D O'Neill 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: D Breathnach 1-1, L Collins, L Ó Riain (0-1f) 0-2 each, V O'Connell, L O'Brien 0-1 each.
Blarney: R O'Shea; S O'Brien, D Cronin, V O'Mahony; D O'Neill, S Twomey, A O'Shea; C O'Mahony, S Sheedy; E McCarthy, D McSweeney, O O'Connor; M J Shine, C Sykes, D Kelly. Subs: K Cremen for D McSweeney (h/t), A Mc Evoy for MJ Shine (h/t), P O'Connor for C Sykes (47), MJ Shine for D Kelly (62).
Inniscarra: P O'Riordan; D O'Carroll, B Goold, B O'Mahony; M O'Mahony, M McCarthy, C Griffin; L Ó Riain, T Buckley; L Collins, C O'Brien, S Dornan; A O'Connell, D Breathnach, D O'Sullivan. Subs: C Barrett for T Buckley (h/t), M Burke for A O'Connell (h/t), L O'Brien for D O'Sullivan (h/t), J Hurley for C O'Brien (50).
Referee: Mr Ger Ahern, Cloughduv.
A Ballincollig 1 - 8 Aghabullogue 1-15
B Cloughduv 1 - 15 Inniscarra 0 - 21
Semi Finals: Aghabullogue v Inniscarra. Éire Óg v Blarney.
A Cloughduv 2-19 Laochra Óg 0-12
B Aghabullogue 0-11 Blarney 3-13
C Iveleary 4-14 Ballincollig 1-9
D Grenagh 0-10 Donoughmore 3-10
Semi Finals: Cloughduv v Blarney. Iveleary v Donoughmore
A Aghabullogue 0-9 Kilmichael 1-8
B Donoughmore 0-11 Iveleary 0-15
C Canovee 3-3 Kilmurry 1-17
D Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 2-16 Inniscarra 0-7
Semi Finals: Kilmichael v Iveleary. Kilmurry v Béal Áth'n Ghaorthaidh.
Fixtures (Warning: can be changed!)
Cork County Championships. Saturday August 22nd
At Kilmurry, SFC R4, BALLINCOLLIG v Valley Rovers, 6.45pm
At Pairc Brian Diolunaigh, IFC QF Mayfield v Glanmire, 6.45pm
Sunday August 23rd
At Mourneabbey, IFC QF, AGHABULLOGUE v Glanworth, 7.00pm
Saturday August 29th
At Coachford, PIFC QF, MACROOM v ÉIRE ÓG 6.30pm
Venue not fixed, IFC QF, Kanturk v CILL na MARTRA Alt Sept 5/13
Sunday August 30th
PIFC QF, Kiskeam v St Michaels Alt Sept 5/12th
At Kealkil, PIFC QF: BÉAL ÁTHA v Castletownbere
At Kanturk, IHC QF, DRIPSEY v Kildorrery
At Church Road, IHC QF, BALLINCOLLIG v Aghada, Alt Sept 12th
Muskerry Fixtures.Thursday 20th August, 2015 MJK Oils J B F C
Kilmichael v Iveleary at Macroom 7pm
Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A H C
Eire Og v Blarney at Ballincollig, 6.45pm
Friday 21st August, 2015
Ross Oil J A F C Replay Canovee vs Inniscarra at Coachford, 6.30pm
Sunday 23rd August, 2015 Ross Oil J A F C
Clondrohid vs Iveleary at Cill Na Martra, 2pm
MJK Oils J B F C Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh v Kilmurry at Kilmichael, 12 noon
Ballincollig Credit Union J A H C Replay (Provisional) Ballinora v Cloughduv at Ovens, 6.30pm
What a great day of football in Coachford. Congratulations to each and every one involved with the Junior A squad, a great win over Blarney .Excellent team performance from the lads and next up now is the semi-final v Inchigeela, which takes place this Sunday August 23 in Kilnamartyra at 2pm. Please note change of time. Well done and good luck.
Clondrohid U10s had another successful outing in the monster blitz held in Macroom. They played 3 matches and won all 3. They played Ballingeary 1 , Macroom & Ballingeary 2. As some of our older players were on holidays etc, it gave a lot of the u9s the opportunity to shine. They did not disappoint. They had 16 players and everyone got at least a game and a half to display their skills. They showed great determination and were deadly in front of goal when given the opportunity. Thank you to all the parents that stayed to support.
The Club had the pleasure of welcoming Aine Murray , Muskerry GDA recently and she took the U10s for a training session and was very impressed with their skill levels and attitude. She advised them to keep listening to their coaches, keep learning and above all enjoy playing football. Sincere thanks to Aine for visiting the club.
The U15 lads took on Buttevant in the County semi-final. Weather conditions could not have been worse. Buttevant opened the scoring and went into an early lead of 1-4 to no score. Clondrohid fought back and took the lead on 1-7 to 1-4. Unfortunately, before half time they conceded 4 goals. On the resumption of play they clocked up great scores and battled hard but lost to a physically stronger side on a final score of 7-10 to 3-8. It was an outstanding performance and the final score does not reflect their standard of play against the Co U14 A champions. Parents /trainers / selectors were extremely proud of them, particularly the younger lads who played at this level.
Fixtures: JC FL Clondrohid v Kilmamartyra Thursday August 20 at 7pm. JA FC Clondrohid V Inchigeela on Sunday August 23 at 2pm.
U12/ 14 players with coaches, Cathal O'Riordan and Blake O'Gorman, at Macroom G.A.A. Cúl Camp ©Con Kelleher, Oakwood.
Thursday 6th August U12 hurlers headed to Semple Stadium for a Munster Blitz. It was a great day out and credit to all for making the job easier. They played some great hurling and were a fine ad for the game in West Muskerry. Laochra Óg lost their first game to Templemore, drew the next with Grangemockler and finished in style by beating a team form Waterford. A great experience for the lads and lassies and an enjoyable one for all. Thanks to the parents and guardians for making the trip and to the U12 club sponsors Astra Systems.
On August 11th, in the U14 Hurling League match against Grenagh in Macroom Town Park,Laochra Óg had a superb victory on a score line of 2 -13 to 1 – 09. This talented team has a great mixture of players from the four parishes. Thanks to U14 club sponsors, Macroom Opticians.
Friday August 14th U10 Boys and Girls took part in Poc Fada in Teerbeg. It was really well contested with just inches between them and even a play off in round one. Girls' winner was Caoimhe Murphy. Silver medallist was Elysia Flanagan. Bronze medallist was Lauren O'Brien. Boys' winner was Fionn Fitzgibbon. Silver medallist was Evan Cunningham. Bronze medallist was Elijah Roberts. Thanks to Michael and Nora McCarthy, Glenview Motors and Glenmill Restaurant, for the use of their facilities.
On August 17th Canovee played Erin's Owen in the under 16 A football championship in Caherlag. Canovee ran out easy winners by 3.18 to 1.03, Dara Cronin, Kieran Walsh and Jack Kelleher getting the goals.
August 9th under 12 football league, Canovee 3.05 Kinsale 4.03. August 10th Junior B football championship Canovee 3.03 Kilmurry 1.17
June and July have been very busy times for Kilmurry Juvenile club.
U 7 & U8 At a well-attended blitz on June 17, Kilmurry and Aghinagh each fielded two u8 teams and Aghinagh were the winners. Kilmurry u7s won out in an exciting contest and all are looking forward to a return visit to Aghinagh in the near future. Thanks to coaches, parents and the stars, the teams, for a very entertaining evening. The U8s had a great day out at the Monster U8 football Blitz on June 13th in Macroom when they again fielded two teams, proof of the continuing enthusiasm of the players. Both Kilmurry teams had some very tough games and gained great experience, skills and confidence
U10s travelled to Inniscarra for a challenge match. Two teams from each club played two matches each, gaining valuable experience in the process. Kilmurry U10s competed in the annual Brian Cronin Memorial cup over two Saturdays in June. Kilmurry played Ballyclough, Lyre and Glenville the first day, defeating Ballyclough but losing to Lyre and to Glenville who eventually won the competition. Kilmurry did well in the Shield, with good wins against Newmarket, St. Peter's and the home team, Dromtarriff , which qualified them for the Shield final against Millstreet. Kilmurry played very well in the first half and were up by a single point at half time. But they tired in the second half and Millstreet won by 2 -2. Well done to all the players for the huge effort they put in.
U11s played their fourth match of their league against Canovee in May and lost out to a stronger team.
U12s, captained by Cathal Dineen, played Ballinora in the Rebel Óg East league on June 3. Ballinora had built up a good lead at half time. Kilmurry played well in the second half but Ballinora won. On June 30, captained by Patrick O'Brien, they played Whitechurch away in a tight match. At the break Kilmurry were up by a single point and won on the scoreline Kilmurry 4-6 Whitechurch 2-7.
U13s have played three more matches in their league. They lost on June 2nd on the scoreline Aghabullogue 3 -11 to Kilmurry 2 -6. On June 14 they lost to a strong Grenagh side at Grenagh 5 – 15 Kilmurry 1 -6. In the last game against Whitechurch on 3rd July. Kilmurry again tried hard but lost on a scoreline Whitechurch 6 -9 Kilmurry 2 -5.
U14s. On June 5th Kilmurry U14s took on Crosshaven in Championship of Rebel Óg. Playing against the wind in the first half, they were behind 4-8 to 4-4. In the second half the game was very close and finished all level but in extra time, though Kilmurry battled hard, they were defeated 6-12 to 5-10.Well done to all players and mentors on the night for their great effort. The Under 14s are still in the league and have three games left.
U15s played 3 matches in the U15B County Football championship .The first, away against Bantry Blues on 25/07/2015, was a very exciting match, with plenty of good scores from both teams. The result was Kilmurry 3 -16 Bantry Blues 6 – 4.The match against St Colman's was played in Kilmurry on 28/07/15 and the result was Kilmurry 2 - 15 St Colman's 1 – 3. On the 4/8/15 Kilmurry played Mitchelstown in the semi-final. They started well and took an early lead. But Mitchelstown hit back with 3 goals just before half time, giving them a 2 point lead. But Mitchelstown could not handle the power and pace of James O'Mullane and captain, Jack Casey and Kilmurry's drive and determination proved too strong. Thanks to all the supporters and best of luck in the Final.
7 a Side The well supported annual Macroom FC sevens took place over the August Bank holiday weekend. Twelve teams entered into competition for the cup and plate and the games at the Town Park. Murray's Bar were victorious in the Cup, defeating Ó Riadas and Youths United got the better of Golden's Bar in the Plate. Following the completion of the two finals the presentations were made at Murray's Bar, who once again kindly sponsored the event. Well done to all players, referees and those who helped organise another successful running of the 7 a side.
Adult Awards Night at Murray's was very well attended and, despite the poor weather, the barbeque went off brilliantly with the in house catering staff of Denis, Tina, John and Daniel playing a blinder.
Medals were presented to the Youths league winning team from last season, who had Shane O'Sullivan and William O'Riordan Jnr at the helm. Macroom B also had a fantastic season under Decky Kelly and his players were on hand to collect their Division 3 runners up medals. Although Macroom A were not collecting any silverware, a mid-table finish will provide vital experience for a very young side. Denis Murray managed this team, with assistance from JJ Murphy, Connie Foley and Darragh Deasy. There were also player of the year and top scorer awards and these went to the following; Player of the Year. Macroom A: Robert Downey. Macroom B; Mark O'Callaghan. Youths: Alan Quinn. Top Scorer Macroom A: James O' Connor. Macroom B: Andrew Hegarty. Youths: Robert Healy.
2015/16 Season. The new season began with Macroom B travelling to Castlelack to play their first league game. A fine opening performance saw the visitors record a 6-0 win. Goals were scored by Matt O' Leary (2), Barry Fitzgerald, Barry Kelleher, Shane Creedon and Darren Burns. Macroom A will begin the season with a midweek fixture away to Kilumney Utd in the Linnane League cup. They will also play against Coachford, Glen Celtic A and Innishvilla A in this competition before the Premier A league commences. Fixtures can be viewed on www.corkaul.com or on Monday editions of the Evening Echo. The Macroom FC facebook page also contains regular updates including club events and fixtures. Macroom Youths will begin their campaign in the coming weeks while the schoolboys sections will start their season during September.
The Annual Open was held in Kilmichael over the August Bank Holiday weekend. A big thank you to the large crowd who turned out to play over the 5 days. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. Many thanks to our generous sponsors. Congratulations to all our prize-winners who are as follows:
Singles Gents 0-7 Nett Jim O'Callaghan, Kilmichael. Gross Jimmy O'Donoghue, Kilmichael.
Gents 8-15 Nett David O'Leary, Newcestown. Gross Philip Burns, Brinny.
Ladies Nett Ann Barrett, Kilmichael. Gross Maureen Foley, Kilmichael
Scratch Cup Senior: 1st Ray Murphy, St Anne's. 2nd Darren Collins, St Anne's. Final 18 John Walsh Collins.
Inter: 1st Craig Cahill, Rocklodge. 2nd Michael Cronin, Deerpark. Final 18 James Fleming, Deerpark.
Junior 1st Trevor Carroll, Collins. 2nd Philip Burns, Brinny.
Ladies 0-10 Eleanor Walsh, Fermoy. 11-18 Ann Barrett, Kilmichael.
Scramble: 1st Nett Sean O'Leary, Kilmichael. Ronan Callanan Newcestown, Maureen Foley Kilmichael. 1st Gross Jim O'Donoghue, Michael Vaughan, Sean O'Leary Kilmichael. 2nd Nett Hugh O'Sullivan, John Murphy and Paul Cronin, Deerpark. 2nd Gross Dan Kiely, P.J. Curtin Kilmichael and Rick O'Mahony, Lakewood.
6/8/2015 NBS open singles:1st Declan Bowen(12) 42 pts 2nd David Byrne(25) 38 pts
Spa cup 1st Peter Barry (18) & Diana Barry(23) 44 pts 2nd Ml Kelleher (14) & Ann Kelleher (29) 44 pts
Munster Mixed 4/somes : 1st Ml Kelleher & Ann Kelleher.
Open singles 1st David Goold(13) 43 pts. 2nd Stephen Wills (17) 42 pts 3rd Jonathon Desmond (18) 41 pts.
11/8/2015 Seniors Open: Cat 1. 1st John Lawlor(13) 40 pts 2nd Jim Kearney(14) Youghal 40pts 3rd Liam Cotter(13) 39 pts. Cat 2: 1st Phil Cooper (17) 40 pts, 2nd Jim O'Neill (20) 40 pts, Cat 3: 1st Paddy McCarthy(22) 38 pts 2nd Ml Quealy(23) 37 pts 3rd Wolfgang Wirz (21) B'haven 37 pts.
14/8/2015 NBS open : 1st Leo Goold(9) 41 pts,2nd David Hayes(18) 40 pts. Open 4/ball : 1st Garry Morris (6) & Jim Morris(16) 46 pts. Monthly medal : 1st Dermot O'Sullivan(20) 68. 2nd John Turner(15) 69.
Fixtures: Tuesday. Seniors. Thursday. NBS Open Singles. Saturday and Sunday, August 22/23 Mr Sean McSweeney's President's Prize.
Women's Results: Wed. 29th July. Eileen Murphy Foursomes. Winners - M. Golden (28) & S. Dwyer (30) 31pts. On B/9.
Wed. 29th July. 9 Hole S/F. Winner- Ann Morris (33) 18pts.
Sun. 9th & Wed. 12th 18H S/F. Winner - M. Lehane (19) 39pts On B/9. 2nd B. McGrath (13) 39pts. 3rd J. Curran (31) 38pts. On B/9. 4th E. Healy (11) 38pts.
Wed. 12th 9 Hole S/F. Winner - Ber Cotter (36).