Lee Valley Outlook Oct 1 2015 v12e20

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Fun in the Sun at Macroom Food Festival 2015. © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGúgán Barra. Deireadh Fómhair 2, 3, 4.
Clondrohid Development Group American Tea Party Sat. Oct. 3.
Trasna na nGleannta Cycle on Sun. Oct 4 from Cill na Martra at 9.30a.m.
Jack and Jill Bric-a-Brac Sale in Coachford G.A.A. Hall on Sun 4th Oct, 10.30am 'til 2.30 pm
Macroom Flower & Garden Club talk, "Autumn Glory", on Thurs Oct 8, 8p.m. at Coolcower House.
Fashion Show Fri. Oct. 9 7.30p.m. at Eire Óg Pavilion, Ovens for Cuan Mhuire.
Reunion for Firmount N.S. past pupils on Sat. Oct 10 @ 3pm in Blarney Golf Resort.
'Support the Lads' hike with Kevin Corcoran at Castlefreke, Sun. Oct. 11 at 12 noon .
Muskerry Local History Society Mon 12 Oct. 8p.m. Ballincollig Rugby Club. The Sinking of the Lusitania.
Enrolment 2016 at McEgan College, Macroom on Thurs, Oct. 15 2015, 7 - 9p.m.
Book Launch Ancient Sweet Donoughmore. Fri Oct 16 at 8p.m. in the Community Centre, Stuake.
Book Launch In Praise of Bees. Sat. Oct. 17, 8.30p.m. at Mills Inn, Ballyvourney.
Race Night for Laochra Óg in Murray's Bar Macroom on Oct 24th at 9 p.m.
Macroom Library:
Story time Saturdays at 12 noon.
Book Club Wed. Oct. 7 at 11.30a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte. Thurs. Oct. 8 at 11.30a.m. .
Gramophone Circle Fri. Oct. 9 at 11a.m.
Creative Writing Tues. Oct. 13 6p.m.
ACOL Bridge Wed. Oct. 14 at 10.30a.m.
The Purlies Thurs. Oct. 15 at 11a.m.
Briery Gap:
Cookie and the Vaudevilles Fri 2nd Oct @ 8.00pm.
The Impossible Sunday 4th October at 7.00pm
Phoenix Mon 5th Oct 8.30pm.
Jack L Fri 9th Oct @ 8,00pm.
Lucinda Sly Sat 17th Oct 8.00pm .
Timbutu Mon 19th Oct 8.30pm.
Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 Tue 20th Oct at 8.00pm
It's The Real McCoy Fri 30th and Sat 31st Oct @ 8.00pm.
Marshland Mon 2nd Nov 8.30pm.
Red Hurley Thurs 5th Nov @ 8.00pm.
Clouds of Sils Maria Mon 16th Nov 8.30pm.
Force Majeure Mon 20th Nov 8.30pm.
We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly diary. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie

Macroom Updates

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Mr. John Paul O'Shea, Mayor of the County, opens Macroom's 4th Food Festival. On left, Mr. Don Buckley, organiser. © Lee Valley Outlook

Food Festival 2015

Macroom Food Festival was blessed with glorious weather for its 4th birthday and attracted record numbers of traders and visitors to the three day extravaganza. Mr. John Paul O'Shea, Mayor of the County, performed the official opening ahead of An Artisan Affair at the Riverside Park Hotel on Friday night. This event, which catered for 160 guests, was booked out well in advance. Ten producers & eateries provided a ten course tasting menu of great variety.
Saturday's sunshine encouraged taste trailers galore to take to the streets to sample food at 15 different venues around the town. Buskers completed the atmosphere while children visited The Magic Garden in the Briery Gap. Taste turned cosmopolitan at 5.00pm when the International Flavours event began in the marquee on the Square. The aim of this event was to showcase the variety of communities living in Macroom. Later, in the Castle Hotel, 50 beer lovers attended the craft beer tasting with Don Leary, 9 White Deer Brewery.


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Australian visitors, Irene Mason and Lynn Anderson from Queensland, meet the Mayor of the County, John Paul O'Shea, at the official opening of Macroom Food Festival © Lee Valley Outlook


Sunday dawned bright and fine and stall holders for the main event, the Sunday Food Market, were on site from 8a.m. and were doing a lively business even before the official opening time of 11a.m. 60 traders took part in the massive outdoor market and approximately 10, 000 visitors enjoyed the fun and food during the afternoon. Music was provided by the Army Band of the Southern Command. They played for more than an hour and brought a touch of class to the occasion. Children were entertained by Cork Circus, Sylvano the Magician and Fruit and Veg on the Story Bus. The Schools Cook Off created great interest and the eventual winners were Mallow; Kinsale came second and McEgan College, Macroom were 3rd. And then, to make matters better, news filtered through that Cork Ladies had again won the All Ireland, creating new records for Briege and Rena.
Later on, some gourmets, feeling more like gourmands by then, signed on for the Secret Supper, a new venture that took diners to a variety of restaurants, including the Castle Hotel, Church Lane, Toon Bridge Dairy, The Riverside Park and the Mills Inn. They later returned to the Castle for live music, more food and the announcement of the Festival Awards. The following were the winners:
Festival Venue of the Year: Riverside Park Hotel
Chef of the Year: Laura O'Connor, Church Lane
Dish of the Year: Wagyu Burger at The Castle Hotel Taste Trail
Best Burger: Macroom Buffalo Burger
Best Pint: Golden's Bar
Food Hero: John Desmond, Michael Twomey Butchers
Best Food Photo: James O'Driscoll, JOD Photography
Best Looking Chef: Kevin Healy, Granville's Bar & Grill
Barperson of the Year: Richie Balfe, J.C. Murphy's.


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Strange goings on at Macroom Food Festival © Lee Valley Outlook

Tidy Towns and By Pass

The winners of the 2015 Tidy Towns competition have just been announced but details for towns and villages in the Lee Valley are not available just yet. However, we know that despite many difficulties this year, Macroom has earned an additional 4 marks and has gone from 303 to 307 marks, a nice increase in the circumstances. Who knows, if the long awaited by pass does materialise under the €27bn Capital plan just announced by the government, the town may be in line for the top Tidy Towns award in years to come.
Local entrants in the 2015 Tidy Towns competition scored as follows: Dripsey 220; Coachford 226; Inchigeelagh 247; Aherla 251; Clondrohid 254; Baile Mhic Íre 255; Cúil Aodha 258; Carrigadrohid / Killinardrish 261; Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 292; Millstreet 302; Macroom 307 and Ballincollig 317. Both Macroom and Ballincollig got Bronze medals.
Bypass. The 22km segment of the bypass promised to be built in the foreseeable future stretches from Coolcower to west of Ballyvourney, bypassing Macroom to the north. It is a dual carriageway, with four lanes. There should be junctions near the Two Mile Bridge, east of the town; the Coolyhane junction, half way between Bealick and Masseytown; the Gurteenroe junction, near Teerbeg Cross on the Millstreet road; the Sullane junction, about half a mile along the Renaniree road from the Mons; the Toonlane junction, east of Ballyvourney, along the Clondrohid road and the Ballyvourney junction, west of the village. Go mairimid go bhfeicfimid é!

Enrolment 2016 at McEgan College

McEgan College, Macroom is holding and Open Evening for Enrolment 2016 on Thursday, October 15, 7 - 9p.m. The Principal, Ms. Trish Lynam, will address parents and prospective pupils at 8p.m. Members of staff and students will be happy to welcome you. Telephone School Office: 026 41076 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fundraiser for Ethiopia

Murray's Bar Macroom played host to the Support The Lads BBQ on September 18th to help two young members of Macroom GAA Club in their quest to visit Ethiopia with Plan International Ireland this November. The BBQ helped raise €1,700 which will go directly to the charity's projects working with some of the world's poorest children.
Philip Corrigan & Gerard Angland are covering the personal cost of their visit, therefore all proceeds donated will go directly to the charity's projects, some of which the lads will be visiting during their trip. While there, they will also be taking part in the 10K Great Ethiopian Run at 10,000ft through Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
Bar owner and Dromahane NS Principal, Denis Murray, says; "It's great to see two young fellas, so called 'Celtic Cubs', a generation who get a lot of negative press, get off their backsides to give their time to a cause like this. Delighted to support them". Heineken Cork supplied the BBQ with some free beer while Mike Twomey's Butchers, Macroom generously provided the food completely free of charge. A painting by James Flynn was auctioned and was bought by Macrompian, Chris Cronin, for €240. Prizes on the night included a two night B&B stay & dinner at the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa Limerick, a comprehensive health check from EHA Consulting, a spa package at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork and an Armani hamper from Boots Pharmacy Macroom.
Kevin Corcoran of West Cork Walks guidebook fame will coordinate a hike at Castlefreke, West Cork in support of the 'Support the Lads' Ethiopia campaign on Sunday, October 11 at 12 noon. Meeting Point is the Car Park at the Long Strand. The hike is for anyone interested in the outdoors, from casual strollers to families groups to serious walkers.
For the official start time, advice on what to bring and all other relevant details, keep up-to-date via their Facebook page; www.facebook.com/supportthelads or call Gerard on 0876932643


St. Mary's Updates

The Leaving Certificate L.C.V.P. class organised their enterprise activity on Tuesday, 15th September – a Sports Day for junior classes. The motto for the day was Healthy Body, Healthy Mind. Lots of competitions were held and prizes given. A great day was had by all.
A group of Transition Year students, with their teachers Mrs. O'Donovan and Ms. O'Connor, headed off to the Ploughing championships on Tuesday, 22nd September. It was both a learning and enjoyable experience for all.
Mr. Cooke, the staff and students of St. Mary's wish to congratulate Sinéad Cronin, 6th Year on becoming Head Girl and Ciara Creedon, 6th Year on becoming deputy Head Girl during the school year 2015/2016. This inaugural award has been presented to both girls for their overall qualities, enthusiasm and dedication in school. Comhgáirdeachas ó chroí daoibh, a chailíní.

McEgan College Updates

Awards Night. McEgan College was filled to capacity on September 17. The atmosphere was joyful and one could feel the pride that many graduates and their families felt as they reaped the rewards of hard work, perseverance and dedication. McEgan College staff was delighted and privileged to join with graduates and their families to celebrate their success. The annual QQI awards night has been growing in size over the last few years, which reflects the commitment of students and the college itself to the local community. The Principal complimented all the graduates on their hard work, dedication and commitment to their studies and wished them every success in the future. Guest speakers included Nuala Glanton, Adult Education Officer, Cork Education and Training Board who spoke about the importance of providing a Further Education service for the community and its surrounding hinterland. Local woman Bernie Buckley, Director of Nursing, Macroom Hospital, reiterated the importance of providing highly educated employees for the local healthcare services in Macroom and its surrounding areas. Awards were given in all the courses that McEgan College has on offer including Healthcare Support, Advanced Administration, Early Childcare and Education, Nursing Studies, Applied Social Studies, Hairdressing and Sports and Recreation. McEgan College had nearly ninety graduates this year many of whom will be progressing to employment or Further Education.
Cook Off. Aisling O'Driscoll Coppeen and Marguerite Cronin Clondrohid were contestants in the Schools Cook Off at Macroom Food Festival in September of 2012. Both girls have now gone on to pursue their interest in food, having started a Bachelor of Education Degree in Home Economics at St. Angela's College, Sligo in recent weeks. The girls excelled in Home Economics throughout their time at school, both receiving A grades at Junior and Leaving Cert level. McEgan College will this year be represented at Macroom Food Festival by Aishling's sister, Aoife and Eleanor Lane, Clondrohid.
Hairdressing Department. McEgan College's Hairdressing students are going to 'Paint it Pink' for October to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. Please call to our Salon in the E-Park on Wednesday 7th & 14th of October from 9.30am through to 3.30pm and have your hair done for free and make a donation to this worthy charity. You can also call us on 086-0298911 to make an appointment. Looking forward to seeing you.


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Ger Wolfe entertains children at Reading Adventure party at Macroom Library. ©

Macroom Library


Your library is provided by Cork County Council under their cultural and community development brief. We welcome all members of the public, from toddlers to teenagers to senior citizens, to use the facilities. Things like reading the newspapers and magazines do not require you to be a registered member and almost all our events are free. These include art exhibitions, Bridge, music morning, knitting, conversational Irish and creative writing. We also welcome suggestions for new initiatives. Do call in and have a browse around Tuesday 10.00 to 7.30; Wednesday to Saturday 10.00 to 5.30.
Thursday October 1st Purlies Knitters 11.00 to 12.30. Saturday 3rd Storytime for 3-8 year olds 12 - 12.45. Wednesday 7th Bookclub 11.30 to 12.30. Thursday 8th Ciorcal Cainte with Nora Levis 11.30 to 12.30. Friday 9th Gramophone with Joan Cronin presenting. Saturday 10th Storytime at 12 noon. Tuesday 13th 6pm to 7.15pm Creative Writing Group. Wednesday 14th Acol Bridge 10.30 to 1.00pm. Thursday 15th Purlies knitting plus putting up their Halloween creations.


Briery Gap Programme


Cinema
The Impossible Sunday 4th October at 7.00pm Admission €10. (Cert 12A) tells the story of a close-knit family with three sons as they begin a vacation in Thailand in December 2004, but the St. Stephen's Day tsunami turns the idyllic holiday into a nightmare, in which unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror
Phoenix Monday 5th October @ 8.30pm A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged post-war Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Spy Monday 12th October @ 8.30pm Admission €5. Spy is a 2015 American action comedy film that follows the transformation of desk-bound CIA analyst Susan Cooper into a field agent who attempts to foil the black market sale of a suitcase nuke.
Timbutu Monday 19th October @ 8.30pm Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith.
Furious 7 Monday 26th October @ 8.30pm Admission €5.
Marshland Monday 2nd November
Clouds of Sils Maria Monday 16th November
Force Majeure Monday 20th November.
Theatre:
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.
Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 Tuesday 20th October at 8.00pm. Tickets €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
Sullane Players present Pretend Sick 6th and 7th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €12 and €10
Johnny McEvoy 13th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €25

Snippets


Contact information: Please email text and/or photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026-41891 or post to Lee Valley Outlook, Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. (Photos by Friday before publication. N.B. We never guarantee that a photo will be published, except in a paid ad.)
Valley Wheelers. The annual Trasna na nGleannta Sportive Cycle will take place on Sunday, October 4 from Cill na Martra G.A.A. grounds at 9.30a.m. sharp. Registration from 8.30a.m. Choice of three routes – 15km, 65km and 100km, thus catering for all levels of cyclists. Registration €20 per adult; €5 for juniors and €30 per family. This year the club is hosting The National Hill Climb Championships the previous day in Ballingeary, so there's sure to be a huge cycling buzz in the area the whole weekend. This is a fundraising event for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and for more information, view the website www.valleywheelerscc.com
Autumn Run Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club celebrate 10 Years on Sunday 4th of October 2015 with a Vintage Run for Pre 1995 Vehicles. Registration @ Tesco Ballincollig at 11:00am.
Leaving at 11:30am sharp. Leaving Midleton (Water Rock Cross) @ 12:15pm. Tallow -> Lismore – The Vee – Ballyporeen – Mitchelstown – Corbett Court. Entry €20 - Optional Dinner/ Prize-giving Corbett Court.
Jack and Jill Fundraiser. A "Gifts and Bric-a-Brac Sale" in aid of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation will take place in Coachford G.A.A. Hall on Sunday 4th October from 10.30am 'til 2.30 pm. This fundraiser is being held in memory of Baby John Foley (late of Oldcastle, Coachford) by his family to mark his 10th birthday. There will be a huge variety of new and excellent quality used goods for sale at great prices e.g. picture frames, paintings, candles, lamps, vases, children's soccer kits, Sylvanian Families, toys , books and lots more. Come along and pick up a bargain, have a cuppa and some home baking and support this very worthy cause. There will be a raffle on the morning with great prizes to be won.
Cinema Night for The Hope Foundation. A charity film screening of "The Impossible" will take place on Sunday 4th October at 7.00pm at Briery Gap Cinema, Macroom. The event is being organised by a local St. Mary's Secondary School Student. Proceeds raised on the night will be donated to The Hope Foundation, Cork who work to save the street and slum children of Kolkata (Calcutta) from lives of pain, abuse, poverty and darkness. Admission is €10. All support would be very much appreciated! For more information, contact Briery Gap on 026-41793.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club will host a Gardening Talk and Illustrated Lecture by Hester Forde (Cosheen Garden, Glounthaune), Entitled "Autumn Glory", on Thursday 8th of October 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House. Visitors and gardening enthusiasts most welcome. Further information 087-9821708 or 086-3046608. There will be Autumn Plants and Shrubs available for Sale on the night.
Dates for your Diary Gala Charity Floral Demonstration by Una Fleming (AOIFA President), entitled "Sleight Bells Ring", Thursday November 12th 2015 at Coolcower House supporting local charities. Members Annual Christmas Dinner Friday 4th of December at Castle Hotel. Early booking is essential.

Enrolment for 2016 School Year at McEgan College, Macroom on Thursday, October 15, 7 - 9p.m. Principal's address at 8p.m. All prosepective pupils and parents most welcome. Contact 026 41076 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
'In Praise of the Bees', the story of St Gobnait, set in 6th century Ballyvourney , will be launched by Peadar Ó Riada on Saturday, 17 October at the Mills in Ballyvourney at 8.30pm. The book cover features the Harry Clarke design for the stained glass window of St Gobnait at the Honan Chapel, UCC. The design is now in the Corning Museum in New York. 'In Praise of the Bees' is the latest book by Kristin Gleeson, who has also published The Renaissance Sojourner Series, The Celtic Knot Series and Anahareo, A Wilderness Spirit .
Aghinagh Comhaltas presents Macalla na hÉireann Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Concert tour of Ireland, Tuesday night 20th October Briery Gap Macroom @8.p.m. Tickets available from Briery Gap or any branch members €12. The best of musicians, singers, dancers etc from all parts of Ireland. Enquiries 087-4187228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Taekwondo De la Salle student John Wynroe, a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo, recently won gold while representing Ireland at the Open World Taekwondo championships in Milan and will be competing in the upcoming Internationals in the Neptune Stadium and the European championships in Budapest.
Donoughmore Marymount fundraising group would like to thank most sincerely the sponsors, bakers, donators of bric a brac, ticket sellers, catering groups, vegetable growers, nail art etc. for kids, car park stewards, MCs, Credit Union, Fás organising group & helpers and last but most importantly all those who supported the event on the night .Total raised to date €12,841.78 and donations are still coming in. Final figure will be available shortly.
The Coffee Morning on Friday 18th was a wonderful success and raised €742 for Marymount Hospice. Thank you to all who helped and contributed so generously and a special thank you to The Castle Hotel for their support in giving us the use of the Dan Buckley Bar for the morning. Míle buíochas.
Rainbows Peer Support Programme assists children who have suffered a bereavement either through the separation or death of a parent, sibling, friend etc. It helps them to find healing and growth through the pain. It doesn't need to hurt forever. Commencing November. For application form contact Macroom Family Resource Centre, Phone 026 20561.
Macroom G.A.A Lotto Results 15-09-15. Numbers 15-20-35. No Winner. €70 Tricia Daly, Millbrook, . Ted Lucey, Ard na Greine. €20 Michael O'Brien, Barrett Place. Gabrielle O'Leary, Umera. Charlotte Murnane, Kilnamartyra. Jane Murray, Railway View..
22-09-15. Numbers 5-7-23. No Winner. €70 Jim O'Sullivan, New Street. Pat O'Brien, Curraleigh, Clondrohid. Connie O'Riordan, Sleaveen East. Peggy Cronin, Coolavokig. Dawn Murphy, Lr Cork Street,. Berth Griffin, Heron Wood, Carrigaline..
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Sept. 17.. No Winner of €9,200 Jackpot €70 - Bina O'Connell, Coolnadane. €20 - Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Denis White, Bantry. John Buckley, Carrigaphooka. Neddy Walsh, Carriganima
Sept.24.. No Winner of €9,400 Jackpot €70 - Conor Buckley, Nadd. €20 - Mary T. Corcoran, Coolacreasig. Laura Kelleher, 8 Sunnyside, Macroom. Mary Frances Creedon, Kilnamartrya. Anne O' Connell, Gortnapeasta .
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto 20/9/2015. Jackpot: €17,100, Numbers Drawn:14 - 17 – 26 – 29. No Winner: €50 Aidan Deasy, Aherla. €25 Liam O'Shea, Aherla. Mags Reilly, Teagan, Crookstown.
27/9/2015. Jackpot: €17,250, Numbers Drawn: 3 - 21 – 25 – 26. No Winner: €50 Denis O'Sullivan, Ballincollig. €25 Linda Stanton, c/o Don Carroll. John O'Brien, Carrigadrohid.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 7/9/2015, Jackpot: €5,000, Numbers Drawn: 9 – 25 – 29, No Winner: €40 Angela Murphy, €20 Emma Feeney, Anthony O' Leary, Olive & John O' Sullivan, Fred O' Callaghan.
14/9/2015, Jackpot: €5,200, Numbers Drawn: 15 – 22 – 31, No Winner, €40 Trish & Bláithín, Mary Dineen, Steve Crowley, Tom Looney, Catherine Barry Murphy.
21/9/2015, Jackpot: €5,400, Numbers Drawn: 5 – 12 – 22, Winners: Mary, Ger & Con, €40 Olan Noonan, €20 Denis & Mim O'Connell, Annie Rooney, Barry O'Riordan (Yearly Ticket), Norma Delaney (Yearly Ticket).
28/9/2015, Jackpot: €1,000, Numbers Drawn: 3 – 6 – 17, No Winner: €40 Claire Feeney, €20 Phil O' Sullivan, Jack Murphy, Tom Tarrant (Yearly Ticket), Johnny Healy (Yearly Ticket).


Lee Valley Updates

Mo Ghile Mear in the Opera House

Peadar Ó Riada, composer, musician & choir director, promises an exciting evening's entertainment at Cork Opera House on Thursday, October 1 at 8p.m. "Mo Ghille Mear" is comprised of new compositions, pipes concerto and orchestral arrangements of Cór Cúil Aodha's well known repertoire. Among Peadar's special guests are Seán Ó Sé, Cór Cúil Aodha, Uilleann pipes expert, Mick O'Brien & Camerata Chorcaí, a professional chamber orchestra.


Clondrohid Updates


Tea Party The Development Group is set for a good night's entertainment in the Community Hall Clondrohid on Saturday night, October 3 at 8pm at the American Tea Party with all the trimmings. Hostesses / Hosts are reminded to keep food to a minimum, sandwiches and queen cakes. Table cloths, ware, cutlery, tea, coffee, milk and sugar will all be provided. You just need to bring a teapot, and a jug or two. There will be a raffle. Everyone welcome to attend. Sit back, enjoy the cuppa, the glass of wine, have the chat, and enjoy the music and singing.
Set Dancing Having been to the party on Saturday night, you might like to do some exercises on Tuesday night October 6 as Teddy resumes his adult set dancing classes in the Community Hall at 8pm. With the evenings closing in, it's that time of year again, so Teddy hopes to see ye all there and hopefully some new faces.


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Rising Generation. Conor O'Callaghan is introduced by his father, Niall, to the combined harvester and Fordson tractor bought by his great grandfather, John, in 1954. On left, grandfather, Con. ©


Macra Matters


To kick start the new "Macra year", the ladies on the top table in Berrings Macra recently attended Club Officer Training in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Co. Limerick. The weekend was a great opportunity for the officers to learn new skills, which will greatly benefit the club in the coming year. Several club members also travelled to the National Ploughing Championships in Co. Laois. Macra members took full advantage of this opportunity to promote the National Macra Conference. "The Rally in the Lee Valley" will take place during the October Bank Holiday weekend in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Best of luck to the Berrings Macra "Know you Ag" team, who will compete in the All Ireland Final during the National Conference.
Donoughmore club members travelled to the Planet in Blackpool for a bowling workshop as part of the weekly sports night. Donoughmore fundraising group held their annual coffee night in aid of Marymount Hospice on Thursday 17th September in the community centre, Stuake. Macra members were happy to bake for the cake sale and donate bric-a-brac. A great night was had by all who attended. Officer training took place in Limerick and all five officers participated. The day was very informative and the evening entertaining, as a banquet was held and DJ 'til late. Club of the year 2014 winners Freemount Macra then made their presentation from last year in conjunction with Sunday morning breakfast. A big thanks to Head Office and the Training and Development Officers for organising the weekend. Club members travelled to the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska and spoke to the crowds about the upcoming Muskerry rally, as well as purchasing the Macra calendar! Proceeds go to the 'Walk In My Shoes' positive mental health campaign. For more information on the 15-month calendar, costing €10, see www.macra.ie.. Club members competed in the regional round of bowling in the Planet, Blackpool and were delighted to come runners-up. Best of luck to Terelton in the next round. Glanmire Macra held their annual family fun day and there was a strong Donoughmore Macra presence. Next, the regional round of stockjudging will take place in Macroom mart on Friday 1st October. Sign in from 7.15-7.30.

Heritage

Cork County's Programme of Events for commemorating 2016 was adopted by Cork County Council on Monday 14th September and will be officially launched on October 8th, together with all other Local Authority Plans. Cork County Library has just announced details of two competitions, both with a 1916 theme.
From the Well Short Story competition 2016 invites entries from writers aged 18 and over who are registered library members. To mark the 1916 Centenary, the theme of this year's short story competition is Revolution. Entrants may interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Twenty stories will be shortlisted by Cork writer, Billy O'Callaghan, and will be announced in January 2016. A winner from the shortlisted stories will be selected by a panel of judges. The winning story and the 19 other shortlisted will be published in an anthology in April 2016, The winning story will be the title of this publication. The winning writer will win a place on a weeklong workshop of their choice at the West Cork Literary Festival 2016 and €250 towards accommodation. Entries should be sent to Arts Office, Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road, Cork or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Further information from 021 - 4346210 and at www.corkcoco.ie/library - closing date for receipt of entries Friday 20 November, 5 pm. Also, the closing date for the Design a Library Card competition will be Saturday, October 31 2015. Contact the library for further information. .

Cumann na mBan Documentary

A short film documentary is currently being made on the women of Cumann na mBan in Cork County and City. While the film makers have a list of the women who were in Cumann na mBan in Macroom and in some of the surrounding areas, Toames, Ballinagree, Clondrohid, Ballyvourney etc., the list from other districts, e.g. Iveleary and Kilnamartyra, is not complete. They wish to include the names of all the brave women who helped during the War of Independence. Names submitted will be published in a later issue of the Lee Valley Outlook, so that anyone omitted may be added to the list. The documentary makers invite relatives of these women to get involved with the production makers in so far as that they may have some stories or documents of events that took place. Also, if anyone has photos of the women dressed in the Cumann uniforms, when they were marching at the time, these would be most welcome.
Ted Cunningham may be contacted at 087-1928830 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post, at Woodbine Lodge, Farran, Co. Cork.


Heritage Week in Kilmurry

The Bellmount Mill exhibit at Kilmurry Museum proved an evocative weekend, bringing about the reunion of old friends and colleagues, employers and employees, the producers and the product buyers, reawakening memories by means of the much loved Howard Bros brands, advertisements and unique collection of photographs. Long gone products from Thrivo, Calf Early Weaner, Layers Mash, Chick Mash to the range of Howards OneWay flour (still on shop shelves but now produced elsewhere), all served to raise an awareness of the rich industrial heritage of the area. Taking place in an area of the museum for temporary exhibits, stories, laughter, and not a few tears were shared.
Eileen O'Callaghan made the journey from Waterford to Kilmurry for the KHAA Gathering weekend and gave an inspiring 10 minute presentation, tracing her ancestry to the parish. Many generations of the Cross family are buried within the old church ruins of St. Mary's Cemetery. Eileen shared her knowledge of this family of blacksmiths (relatives of the nearby Coppeen family) and met a relative who lives nearby. Eileen and the KHAA are still looking for information on a forge that once existed at Currabeha Cross.
The Gathering on Saturday afternoon, in the adjoining church car park, had refreshments, stalls, spin the wheel, raffles, high nelly run, face-painting, bouncy castle and music by the great Colm Cronin, Michael Buckley and Catriona. On Sunday the Stories and Objects event took place in the permanent exhibit area of the museum, allowing visitors to step inside, meet KHAA members and museum designers, share their stories and bring along their precious family items. We were privileged to hear stories from the War of Independence. People brought along precious Witness Statements, legal documents, receipts of long gone local businesses from the 1930s, medals, a Cumann na mBan wedding present, photos and documents. We gathered in the true spirit of community and a shared heritage. Thank you one and all for your invaluable help, contributions, your time, effort and generosity. This is just the beginning. By Bridget Goulding


Muskerry Local History Society

Programme for 2015-2016
Monday, 12 October, Re-enactment of stories from the Sinking of the Lusitania. Listen to the family of the Coxswain of the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat and a second class passenger recount their experiences of the sinking of the Lusitania. This will be held in conjunction with Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Lusitania Commemoration History Exhibition. Mary O'Leary
Monday, 16 November. Unusual Aspects of the Land War in Mid-Cork. The Land War in mid-Cork in the 1880s was more complex than is generally believed. Michael Galvin.
Monday, 7 December, Medieval Churches in Ballincollig, Ballinora and Ovens. An overview of local churches from Early Irish history to Pre-Reformation times. Dermot O'Donovan
Lectures at Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall at 8.00 pm sharp. Annual subscription €10. Alternatively a cover charge of €3 applies at each lecture.
Further information from Liam Hayes (0877828546), Dermot O'Donovan (0214873266), Rod MacConaill (0861089524) or Dermot Lucey (0879331135)

Sweet Donoughmore

Ancient Sweet Donoughmore: Life in an Irish Rural Parish to 1900 chronicles the birth of an Irish rural district in Mid Cork to the beginning of the twentieth century. Along this journey the archaeology and early Christian and medieval periods are explored; leading to a study of the religious and agrarian aspects, the Great Famine and development of education culminating in an examination of the economy and the land question. Through a long period of settlement a story of cultural identity and fortitude is unfolded relating to the people who inherited that landscape.
Primary evidence never previously published gives the reader a direct and fascinating insight to the lives of people and transports them through a time tunnel of suspense and intrigue with some surprises. The 496 page publication is lavishly illustrated with over 200 images including maps, line drawings, original documents and tables of intriguing data with a foreword by John A. Murphy Emeritus Professor of History UCC.
Donoughmore is an old and historic district acknowledged in 1913 as being the richest storehouse of pre historic monuments in Munster. Its analogous link with St Patrick saw an early Christian church built and the patron saint Lachtin is synonymous with a reliquary that is accepted as being one of the finest examples of 12th century metalwork in Ireland. Its status is reflected by the location of the reliquary in the Treasury room of the National Museum in Dublin alongside such treasures as the Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch.
This is a book that has something for everybody with detailed information on the parish and the lifestyles of generations. It should be of interest to anyone with a connection to Donoughmore, to those interested in local history, to those thinking of a gift for Christmas or indeed for anyone with an interest in rural Ireland. It will be launched on Friday October 16th by Michael Lenihan, best-selling author of 'Hidden Cork', 'Pure Cork' and 'Timeless Cork', in the Community Centre, Stuake, Donoughmore at 8 p.m. Everyone is very welcome to what should be an eventful evening of nostalgia supplemented over light refreshments. A limited collector's hardback edition is also available. Further details at www.donoughmore.com or tel: 021/7337368. The book will be for sale in local shops, in neighbouring parishes, Liam Ruiséal , Easons and Waterstones in Cork and from the website.


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Brat na nÉireann © Lee Valley Outlook


Brat na hÉireann

Members of the Defence Forces are currently in the process of distributing handmade Tricolours and copies of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic to 3,300 schools nationwide. They should all be delivered by March 2016.
History. Flags or banners date back to pre-history and are chiefly associated with military and maritime affairs. By the 18th century, many countries had national flags. Perhaps the oldest flag associated with Ireland shows a gold harp on a blue background, 'St. Patrick's blue'. It dates back at least to Confederate Ireland and Owen Roe O'Neill in the 1640s and was carried in battle by the Wild Geese. It was also widely adopted by the Irish Volunteers in the 1780s and especially by the United Irishmen in the 1798 rebellion.
The national colour changed to green with time and by the beginning of the 19th century, Robert Emmet's supporters carried an olive green flag, said to be composed by mixing the original blue with orange, a symbolic uniting of different cultures. Meanwhile, with the Act of Union 1801, Ireland was given a totally different flag by Britain - a red diagonal cross, dubbed 'the Cross of St. Patrick', on a white background. This may still be seen in the Union Jack.
The tricolour made its appearance in the second half of the 19th century, an adaptation of the French tricolour. The Young Irelanders were greatly influenced by events in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution and Thomas Francis Meagher said that the Irish tricolour signified a lasting truce (white), between the green of Irish Catholics and the orange of Northern Protestants. But the preferred national flag remained the green with a gold harp until Sinn Féin resurrected the tricolour in the run up to the Rising. It was flown over the G.P.O. on Easter Sunday 1916, not as the national flag but as the ensign of Padraig Pearse's E Company of the 4th Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. After the execution of the 1916 leaders, the people adopted the tricolour as a national symbol of their sympathy and support for the rebels. It was formally confirmed as the National Flag in the 1937 Constitution, in Article 7. It is now enshrined in the Constitution of Ireland.

Respect for the Flag

The following guidelines are intended to assist individuals in giving due respect to the National Flag. There are no statutory requirements. It is expected that the National Flag will be treated at all times with appropriate respect by those who use it.
I The National Flag is rectangular in shape, the width being twice the depth. The three colours – green, white and orange – are of equal size and vertically disposed.
II Sometimes shades of yellow or gold, instead of orange, are seen at civilian functions. This is a misrepresentation of the National Flag and should be actively discouraged.
III The Flag should normally be displayed on a staff, the green being next to the staff, the white in the middle and the orange farthest from the staff. Provided that the correct proportions are observed, the Flag may be made to any convenient size.
IV The addition of a gold fringe or tassels to a national flag is a long-standing international tradition. However, lettering or emblems superimposed on the flag, which should never be used.
No flag or pennant should be flown above the National Flag. Only one National Flag should be displayed in each group of flags or at each location. In all cases, the National Flag should be in the place of honour. When the National Flag is flown at a building or entrance along with other flags of equal height, it should be first on the right (on an observer's left). When the National Flag is carried with another flag or flags, it should be carried in the place of honour: on the marching right. While being carried, the National Flag should not be dipped by way of salute or compliment, except to the dead during memorial ceremonies. When the National Flag is used to drape a coffin, the green should be at the head of the coffin.
The National Flag is flown daily at all military posts and from a limited number of State buildings. It is also flown on St Patrick's Day, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday and the National Day of Commemoration. On these occasions the National Flag is flown from all State buildings throughout the country that are equipped with flagpoles. The National Flag is flown at other significant national and local events such as festivals and commemorations. The National Flag is normally displayed in the open only from sunrise to sunset, except on the occasion of public meetings, processions or funerals, when it may be displayed for the duration of such function. However, the National Flag may be flown by night as well as by day as long as it is properly illuminated at all times, preferably by spotlight.
When the National flag is flown with the flags of other nations, each flag should have the same width and should fly from a separate flagpole of the same height. When the group of flags of the European Union are flown, the sequence is alphabetical, based on the first letter of the country's name in its primary local language.
Care should be taken at all times, including when raising or lowering, to ensure that the National Flag does not touch the ground, trail in water or become entangled in trees or other obstacles. The National Flag should never be defaced by placing slogans, logos, lettering or pictures of any kind on it, for example at sporting events. The National Flag should not be draped on cars, trains, boats or other modes of transport. It should not be carried flatexcept when used to drape a coffin.

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FAMILY DISAGREEMENT OVER CO-OWNED LAND
Question: My father died six months ago. In his will, he left the land between me and my three siblings, in equal shares. None of us are farming. There is already disagreement between us as to what to do with the lands. Should we lease it? If so, for how much and to whom? Should we sell it? I do not want to us to fall out. While we all want to keep the land at present, what would happen if one of us wanted to cash in our share?
Answer: This situation is common. When someone owns land with another person, or many individuals own it together, they often disagree about what should be done with it, how it should be sold, at what price, or whether one person should buy out the others.
The most common types of co-ownership of land are joint tenancies and tenancies in common. Spouses/civil partners often hold property as joint tenants, whereas the usual method of ownership of land between siblings is as tenants in common. The importance of identifying how the property is held relates essentially to survivorship, how each of your respective shares and land can be passed on to the next generation.
In the case of a joint tenancy, the surviving co-owner or co-owners automatically inherit the share of the co-owner that dies. In the case of a tenancy in common, the co-owner that dies can leave their share to another person under their will, or their next-of-kin on intestacy.
While the shares of tenants in common do not have to be equal (for example, one co-owner could be entitled to a half-share, and the other two to a quarter each), this does not confirm exclusive right in respect of any part of the co-owned land.
Where co-owners divide the land into individual areas, in which each will have the respective right to exclude the others, this amounts to a partition which brings the co-ownership to an end.
In order to address difficulties in the co-ownership of property, it is often thought best to bring the co-ownership to an end. This can be achieved as follows:
1. By a co-owner purchasing the interest of the other co-owners.
2. By physically dividing the property into portions over which individual co-owners would have exclusive rights.
3. By sale in lieu of partition.
While the above options may need all of the co-owners to agree to bring the co-ownership to an end, one co-owner can affect a partition or court sale through an application to the courts without the need for consent or agreement from the other co-owners. This allows at least one of the individual owners to petition the court to divide the property and force a sale. Distribution of the net proceeds is then made to the individuals in the shares to which they own the property.
In many cases, however, a family is unable to agree or communicate in any fashion that would allow the matter to proceed uncontested, and therefore, the partition proceeding is necessary in order to force the sale on behalf of the uncooperative or disagreeable heirs. The Petition to Partition proceeding should be viewed as a last resort, when there is basically no co-operation among family members. Ideally, it is best if all parties could agree on what to do with the land, but more often than not, the more people who have an interest in particular lands, the more scope there is for disagreement.
This is an extract from an article that was initially published in The Irish Examiner. Karen Walsh is a solicitor practicing in C.W. Ashe & Co. Solicitors in Macroom, Co. Cork. Her contact details are 026 -41005 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Home Security and Burglary Prevention Advice

Gardai at Macroom Garda station would like to advise householders to take steps to protect their property as the evenings get longer and as burglaries typically increase by 25% during winter. While CSO crime statistics have shown a continued fall in the rate of burglaries, An Garda Siochana is advising people to remain vigilant and security conscious in order to thwart burglars. Figures from An Garda Siochana analysis service show that peak time for residential burglaries is between 5pm and 11pm in the winter months. The most common points of entry by burglars are front door (29%), rear window (26%), rear door (22%). 20% of burglaries take place through an unsecured door or window.
Burglars like easy opportunities. If they have to make a lot of noise, spend a lot of time or risk being seen, the chances are they won't bother. Try and make your home or business burglar proof. The installation of good quality secure windows and doors, sensor lights as well as cctv all act as preventative measures to stop burglars entering your home or premises. If you can deny entry for 3 minutes or more, chances are the burglars will go elsewhere. The public are encouraged to make their homes appear occupied by using timer switches to turn on lights or other appliances when no one is home. Security lighting outside homes is also an effective burglary deterrent. By taking the "Home Security Checklist Challenge" home owners can see any weaknesses in their home security and they are encouraged to remedy them.
A simple home security survey can be found at www.garda.ie. In the meantime, here are the top 5 burglary prevention tips.
Secure all doors and windows (when inside your home and upon leaving the house).
Light up your home, use timer switches when out (sensor lights are also a good deterrent and prevent unwanted trespassers on your property at night.
Store keys safely and away from windows and letterboxes (do not leave keys out under the mat or flowerpot. Give a spare key to person going out at night.)
Record details of valuables and don't keep large amounts of cash at home (valuable jewellery should be photographed against a ruler, photos should also be taken of tools, trailers etc and serial numbers should be recorded also. This will help in identification at a later stage if stolen and recovered.)
Use your alarm, even when at home (alarms are a great deterrent in burglaries and give peace of mind to home owners and especially those living alone.)
Garda Orla Doyle community Garda, can be contacted at Macroom Garda station on (026) 20590.

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Attendees at the "Macroom Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town" launch on Sept 17th in Macroom Town Hall. ©Peter Scanlan Photography

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town

Bank of Ireland recently hosted a townhall meeting in Macroom to announce its 'Enterprise Town' initiative in partnership with the local community. The Bank has taken a three-pillar approach to this initiative, whereby the local Branch Manager, Donal Casey, will work closely with the business community, the wider sports and social community and the schools in the town. Various planned activities will take place over the weekend of Friday 6 and Saturday, 7 November, the aim of which is to promote and drive momentum for SMEs in the locality, while showcasing all that the town has to offer.
Around 40 people from the local community attended the meeting event in the Town Hall, on September 17. Details of the Enterprise Town initiative were discussed at the meeting including a Business Expo which will take place on Friday, 6 November from 3pm to 7pm and a Sports and Community Expo which will take place on Saturday, 7 November from 11pm to 2pm. Both events will take place in Macroom Sports Complex, are free to attend and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.
Commenting on the initiative Donal Casey Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Macroom said: "We are very excited to launch our 'Enterprise Town' initiative in Macroom. I was delighted to see the great level of support from the local community for the initiative. With the platform that Enterprise Town provides, matched with the commitment shown from the people of the town, the Macroom Enterprise Town initiative promises to deliver a major boost to the local economy and community life.
"Bank of Ireland is committed to supporting the growth in business recovery in this country. We are open for lending and looking to attract new customers and we want to continue to be the Enterprise Bank in Ireland. We approved c. €2.5 billion of new credit to SMEs in the first half of this year. This represented an increase of c. 18% on the same period last year. We continue to be the main provider of new SME lending to the market, with more than 50% of the flow of new non-property lending. The outlook for 2015 is positive. We are very pleased with the hugely positive response that we have received from the local community and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming weeks", concluded Donal Casey.
Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town committee member Pat O'Connell said '' Sincere thanks to Bank of Ireland for bringing its Enterprise Town initiative to Macroom. I would appeal to everyone to get involved and ensure this is a resounding success".
In addition to the planned Business and Community Expos, the Bank has invited primary and secondary students from local schools to take part in the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Photography Competition. The winners will be announced at the Business Expo.
Businesses, clubs and societies interested in taking part in the events can call into the branch in Macroom to speak to any member of staff or contact Donal Casey on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Sports Mad


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Briege Corkery raises the Brendan Martin Cup for the 10th time © Hannie Corkery

The Impossible Dream

Cork 0-12 Dublin 0-10
Cork are TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football champions for the 10th time in eleven seasons. They have completed the five-in-a-row - twice! Two of their members now hold the all-time record with sixteen All Ireland Senior Championship medals – Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery, both from the Lee Valley. The star duo has each played on ten winning football teams and six winning camogie teams. On the last Sunday of September 2015, Cork played before an attendance of 31,083 in Croke Park, a figure that broke the annual European record for attendance at a women's sports event. Very few records remain for Cork to equal or surpass. In football, Kerry still lead by one, having won eleven All Irelands in the early years of the game. In camogie, Cork are equal to Dublin on 26 All Irelands, Dublin having won their last title in 1984. So, perhaps, Briege and Rena will soldier on for a few more years in an effort to help Cork to those records also!


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Rena Buckley, winner of 16 all Ireland medals, celebrates with her sister Mary, mother Helen, father Tim and cousin Triona ©

The 2015 football final was quite unlike the iconic 2014 event when Cork came from a seemingly insurmountable deficit of ten points with just 15 minutes to go, to win by a point. This time round, against the same opposition, the Rebels battled all the way. It was all level at halftime, at 5 points each, both sides having as many wides as scores. Cork went clear early in the second half but Dublin came back with a vengeance. Only solid defending eventually paid dividends for a side bent on bring the Brendan Martin Cup home for yet another year.
Briege Corkery (St. Val's) earned Player of the Match title, not for the first time. Other Lee Valley players were Marie Ambrose, Aisling Barrett; Vera Foley, Rena Buckley, Valerie Mulcahy, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Eimear Scally and on the panel, Mairead Corkery and Sinead Cotter.
Cork: Martina O'Brien; Marie Ambrose, Bríd Stack, Aisling Barrett; Vera Foley, Deirdre O'Reilly, Geraldine O'Flynn; Rena Buckley, (0-01), B Corkery; Ciara O'Sullivan (0-01), , Aisling Hutchings, Annie Walsh; Valerie Mulcahy, (0-07, 6f), Áine O'Sullivan, Doireann O'Sullivan (0-02). Subs: Róisín Phelan for O'Flynn (15), Eimear Scally (0-01) for Á O'Sullivan (39), Orla Finn for Hutchings (42), Rhona Ní Bhuachalla for Walsh (49)

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Briege Corkery, Aisling Barrett, Vera Foley, Sinead Cotter, Pa O Leary, Frank Honohan, Eimear Scally, Rena Buckley, Marie Ambrose, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla and Mairéad Corkery, all from the Lee Valley and enjoying the All Ireland celebrations ©Tim Buckley

Senior Hurling Championship

The concluding stages of the county championships in senior and intermediate have not been productive for Mid Cork teams, with Éire Óg and Cill na Martra suffering football defeats. Dripsey are now the only Muskerry team left standing in senior, premier intermediate and intermediate, hurling or football. Dripsey will contest the intermediate hurling final against Charleville. Aghabullogue hurlers secured their survival in intermediate ranks with a win over Barryroe in the relegation play-off and neighbours, Inniscarra, will be hoping for the same outcome when they meet Kilworth in the premier intermediate relegation play off.
On the junior front, things are better. Mid Cork hurling champions Cloughduv have now battled their way to the county final and will play on a double bill with Dripsey on 25th October at Páirc Uí Rinn. Football counterparts Uíbh Laoire, are involved in a county semi-final replay with Ballyclough on October 9th at Mourne Abbey. In U21 A hurling, a fine Blarney team have qualified for the semi-final stage and a meeting with Duhallow.

Senior Hurling Championship

Semi Finals
Glen Rovers 0-18 Midleton 1-12
Erin's Own 1-13 Sarsfield's 0-16 – a draw
Final: Glen Rovers v Erin's Own/Sarsfield's
Relegation Play Off: Bishopstown 1-20 Killeagh 1-11
Relegated: Killeagh

Senior Football Championship

Semi Finals:
O'Donovan Rossa V Castlehaven
Nemo Rangers V Carbery Rangers
Relegation Play Off:Clonakilty 3-13 Aghada 0-9
Relegated: Aghada

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Semi Finals:
Newcestown 1-18 Mallow 1-16
Valley Rovers 1-14 Ballinhassig 0-15
Final. Newcestown v Valley Rovers
Relegation Play Off:INNISCARRA v Kilworth

Premier Intermediate Football

Quarter final replay: St Michaels 1-13 Kiskeam 1-8
Semi Finals:
St Michaels 0-13 Castletownbere 0-6
Éire Óg 0-9 Carrigaline 1-6 - draw
Carrigaline 2-12 Éire Óg 0-16 (replay)
Final: Carrigaline v St Michaels

Noel Creedon, Manager of the St Michael's team, was corner back on the Macroom side that won county Intermediate honours in 1990 and a selector with the Macroom team that won the county intermediate title in 2010. Noel resides in Blackrock in Cork.
Relegation Play Off: Na Piarsaigh 2-11 BALLINORA 0-8
Relegated: Ballinora
Carrigaline 2-12 Eire Óg 0-16 (replay)
A goal in injury time from former Cork great Nicholas Murphy put Éire Óg out of the premier intermediate football championship, the first county championship defeat inflicted on the Ovens men since losing to Rockchapel in August 2013. Since then Éire Óg have gone on to take the county intermediate title in 2014 and were looking good to make a very bold bid for premier honours this season with a string of impressive victories under their belt. Ten minutes from time in this latest encounter one would have thought that Éire Óg were on course for another victory but they appeared to sit back and let Carrigaline come at them and the South East men were rewarded with two goals in the closing period which turned impending defeat into an unlikely win and a place in the final. Éire Óg can consider themselves to have been most unlucky to lose this one but such is championship football and they have recovered from such reverses before to ultimately triumph.
Éire Óg started brilliantly and were 0-5 to nil up after ten minutes with Daniel Goulding simply in superb form. Carraig did improve but still Éire Óg were clearly in control and they fully deserved their interval lead of 0-7 to 0-5. Éire Óg continued to dominate after the interval at midfield through Ronan O'Toole and with wing forward Liam Sheehan in tremendous form contributing three points they had increased their lead to six points, 0-14 to 0-8 by the 50th minute and seemed to be heading for a deserved win. The South East men reduced the lead with two points and then struck for their first goal to really ignite their recovery and they drew level at 1-12 to 0-15 with two late points as the game went into added time. Minutes into the added period Carrig attacked and a cross from the wing was fisted to the net by the great Carrig servant Nicholas Murphy to give his side the lead for the very first time in the game. All Éire Óg could manage in reply at this late stage was a point from a Daniel Goulding free. The Cork star had contributed no less than 0-11 to the Éire Óg tally, 0-8 from play.
Eire Óg scorers: D Goulding 0-11 (0-3 frees); L Sheehan 0-3; D O'Connor, J. Dineen 0-1 each.
Eire Óg: Chris Kelly; Shane McCarthy, John Mullins, Cian O'Mahony; Dermot O'Herlihy, Fionn O'Rourke, Michael O'Shea; Liam Murphy, Ronan O'Toole; Liam Sheehan, Denny Murphy, Dan O'Connor; Daniel Goulding, Kevin Hallissey, John Dineen. Subs: Ronan Dennehy (27); Paul McDonagh (40).
Na Piarsaigh 2-11 Ballinora 0-8
A disastrous start, 1-3 to nil behind after only five minutes, was a warning of what was to come in the first half for Ballinora who just could not get to grips with their physically stronger opponents up to the interval. The Na Piarsaigh goal had come from a penalty after less than two minutes and was a very harsh award. The only first half score that Ballinora got was a point in injury time and they were behind by 1-6 to 0-1 when the half time whistle sounded.
On the restart Ballinora registered two early points and kicked two further wides, a problem they plagued them all through the game and which proved disastrous to their chances of victory. Ballinora, though, were now playing much better and two further points had brought the gap down to five points by the three quarter stage. The goal Ballinora needed instead fell to Na Piarsaigh and this score finished off any hope the Mid Cork side had of retaining their Premier status.
Ballinora scorers: Ben Ahern 0-3 (fs), M Murphy 0-2 (0-1f), C O'Shea 0-2 (fs), D Holmes 0-1.
Ballinora: Cathal O'Connor: David O'Neill, Brendan Hourihan, Kevin O'Regan: Conor Murphy, Mike Lordan, Ben Ahern: Alan O'Neill, Tomas McGrath: Ian Wycherley, Conor Brosnan, Brian Murphy: Pat Fitton, Michael Murphy, Colin O'Shea. Subs: Darragh Holmes (25), Darragh Corkery (h/t).

Intermediate Hurling

Semi Finals:
Aghada 2-9 DRIPSEY 3-9
Fr O'Neills 1-8 Charleville 1-28
Final:DRIPSEY v Charleville
Relegation Play Off: AGHABULLOGUE 2-11 Barryroe 1-11
Relegated: Barryroe
Aghabullogue 2 – 11 Barryroe 1 – 11
For the second tie in three years, Aghabullogue had to contest the relegation play off and once again the Mid Cork side have retained their intermediate status, this time with a very hard fought victory over a battling Barryroe fifteen at Brinny. Star of the Aghabullogue victory was without doubt full forward Patrick Finnegan who finished up with 1-7 of his sides total in a game where every score was vital.
Barryroe started well with two points early on but Aghabullogue showed that they were up for the contest with a spirited reply with point from Donal Twomey and Finnegan and they matched Barryroe all the way with further points from Ian BaryMurphy and Finnegan before Pa Finnegan lashed a penalty to the Barryroe net on the call of half time to give Aghabullogue a three point lead at that juncture, 1-7 to 0-7.
Almost immediately on the restart, Ian BarryMurphy, sent clear by Seán O'Sullivan, had a second goal to increase the lead and then Pa Finnegan added two points to give Aghabullogue a commanding eight point lead. Barryroe were now aided by a strong wind however and they gradually began to make an impact and when they got through for a goal they really piled on the pressure. Three Barryroe points followed but Aghabullogue defended heroically and they were still the goal to the good at the final whistle.
Aghabullogue scorers: P Finnegan 1-7 (0-1f), I BarryMurphy 1-2, D Twomey 0-2.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Niall BarryMurphy, Dan Twomey, Alan Hogan: David O'Connell, Niall Buckley, Michael Dennehy: John Corkery, Seán O'Sullivan: Greg Murphy, Donal Twomey, Evan O'Sullivan: John Buckley, Patrick Finnegan, Ian BarryMurphy. Sub: Mark O'Flynn (39)

Intermediate Football

Quarter Final: Kanturk 1-10 CILL na MARTRA 0-13 -a draw
Replay: Kanturk 0-12 Cill na Martra 1-7
Semi Finals:
Kanturk v Mayfield
Fermoy 1-8 Glanworth 0-6
Relegation Play Off: Millstreet v Adrigole
Kanturk 0 – 12 Cill na Martra 1 - 7
Cill na Martra exited the intermediate championship at the quarter final stage, losing their replay to Kanturk at Millstreet in perfect conditions. This replay failed to reach the heights of the drawn encounter but was close and exciting with passions rising on occasions.
Cill na Martra had a perfect start when Gearóid Ó Goillidhe's pass put wing-back Tadhg Ó Corcora clear through for a smashing goal in the fourth minute. Gradually Kanturk came into the game, powered by a strong midfield, and they began to pick off the points to take the lead. The Gaeltacht Mhuscraí men were unfortunate to see Kanturk keeper Jordan Fullerton saved brilliantly from Micheál Ó Deasúna but Cill na Martra persevered and had points from Miceál Ó Deasúna and Gearóid Ó Goillidhe. Only a single point separated the teams at the break, Kanturk leading 0-7 to 1-3.
On the restart, .Kanturk were the side forcing the pace, and two points edged them further in front. Cill na Martra rallied strongly and points from Ó Deasúna and Seán Ó Céallachair brought them level by the three-quarter mark, 0-10 to 1-7 now the score. Kanturk finished strongly with points from Joe Carver and Ian Walsh to seal their passage to a semi final meeting with Mayfield.
Scorers for Cill na Martra: M Ó Deasúna 0-4f, T Ó Corcora (1-0), G Ó Goillidhe, S Ó Duinnín, S Ó Céallachair 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill; Marc Ó Goillidhe, Colm Ó Laoire, Danny Ó Conaill; Tadhg Ó Corcora, Graham Ó Mocháin, Antóin Ó Cuana; Gearóid Ó Goillidhe, Seán Ó Céallachair; Daire Mac Lochlainn, Fionnbarra Ó hEalaithe, Martín Ó Conchúir; Seán Ó Loingsuigh, Miceál Ó Deasúna, Shane Ó Duinnín. Fir Ionaid: Donal Óg Ó Laoire (ht), Dan Ó Duinnín (53), Nollaig Ó Laoire (60).

County Junior A Hurling Championship

Semi Final: Cloughduv 3-17 Castlemagner 3-10
Cloughduv, under rated after a lack lustre Mid Cork campaign, are now making the pundits sit up as they have reached the county final, following up their quarter final win over Clonakilty with a good win over Duhallow champions Castlemagner in the semi final at MourneAbbey. Wind assisted Castlemagner were on fire early on and led by 2-3 to 0-1 after the opening stages. Cloughduv were not rattled however and fought their way back into contention with goals from Jerry Lucey, one from play and one from a penalty and when Jerry Moynihan lashed a ground ball to the Castlemagner net it heaped Cloughduv to a 3-5 to 2-6 interval lead.
On the restart, Cloughduv forced the pace and had extended their lead to seven points by the three quarter stage with scores from Joe Ryan, Lucey and Moynihan and they were well in control as the game entered the final stages. Castlemagner got in for a late goal but Cloughduv responded with two points, one each from subs Mark Walsh and Eoin Clifford.
Cloughduv scorers: J Lucey 2-6 (1-0 pen., 0-6 f's), J Moynihan 1-1, J Ryan 0-3, M Walsh and E Clifford 0-2 each, S Curzon, B Ahern and D O'Sullivan 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: Cormac O'Driscoll: Paul O'Sullivan, Aidan Ahern, Liam Long: Aidan Murphy, Andrew Cronin, James McCarthy: Denis O'Sullivan, Donal Corkery: Seán Curzon, Brian Ahern, Colm Ryan: Joe Ryan, Jerry Lucey, James Moynihan. Subs: Mark Walsh and Eoin Clifford (both on 50), Tadg McCarthy (58).
Cloughduv will meet either Ballymartle or Dungourney in the county final in late October.

County Junior A Football

Quarter finals: Iveleary 2-15 Urhan 1-10
Bandon 1-18 Delany's 1-11
Semi-final: Iveleary 0-15 Ballyclough 2-9 a draw
Uíbh Laoire 2 - 15 Urhan 1 – 10
A week after taking the Mid Cork title for the first time in 30 years, Uibh Laoire journeyed to Bantry to meet Beara champions Urhan and had a good start to their bid for county honours. Goals from Brian Cronin, one in each half and 0-9 from Cathal Vaughan were the basis of the win. Iveleary had the wind in the first half and led by 1-10 to 1-4 at half time. Urhan staged a rally on the restart and did succeed in narrowing the gap down to three points by the 50th minute but Brian Cronin's second goal at this stage killed off the Urhan rally and his side were in command to the finish. Iveleary scorers: Brian Cronin 2-4 (0-2 f), Cathal Vaughan 0-9 (0-7 f), Sean Lehane and Barry O'Leary 0-1 each.
Uíbh Laoire 0 – 15 Ballyclough 2 – 9
There were times in the first half in this county semi final at Dromtariffe when it seemed that Uibh Laoire would be comfortable winners but it took a fine point from a an injury time Cathal Vaughan free to eventually gain them a draw and a second chance. The Iveleary men had led by 0-10 to 0-2 in the 23rd minute, Brian Cronin having kicked over six of their scores from play with wing backs Ger O'Riordan and Kevin Manning chipping in with one apiece as did Barry O'Leary and Shane Galvin. A goal for Ballyclough in the 25th minute was a set back for the Mid Cork side who disputed the judgement of the umpires as to whether the ball which struck the upright had in fact crossed the line before being cleared. The two county stars on duty, Colm O'Neill and Cathal Vaughan then pointed a free each and at half time Iveleary led by 0-11 to 1-3 but it should have been more considering their superiority and the strength of the wind which had aided them. It could also have been a lot less had not Jamie Cronin made an outstanding save from a point blank range shot deep in injury time. Iveleary had lost midfielder Sean O'Leary after 12 minutes through injury and his departure meant that Cathal Vaughan was confined to midfield duty to the detriment of the attack.
On the resumption Vaughan pointed a second free and when Ballyclough had a point, James M O'Leary had another for Iveleary in reply to maintain a six point advantage. Ballyclough now began to eat their way into the Iveleary lead, Colm O'Neill pointing a free, Jamie Cronin making another superb save before O'Neill pointed a '45' and a point from play then made it 0-13 to 1-7 in the 40th minute. The young and inexperienced Iveleary side were on the rack but young Finbarr McSweeney finished a move initiated by a memorable Cathal Vaughan fetch to give them some respite. Brian Cronin was now denied a goal by the Ballyclough keeper and the North Cork champions kicked over two points to cut the deficit to two points by the 50th minute. Ballyclough now got in for their second goal, a close range effort to take a one point lead and in the next ten tension-filled minutes neither side could manage a score. The game was in injury time when Barry Murphy was fouled and Cathal Vaughan stepped up to drill the resultant free straight and true over the bar to earn his side a draw after what was surely a major learning experience for the Uibh Laoire men.
Scorers for Iveleary: B Cronin 0-6, C Vaughan 0-3 (f), S Galvin, B O'Leary, G O'Riordan, K Manning, Js M O'Leary and F McSweeney Jnr. 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Donal Cotter, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy; Ger O'Riordan, Cal McCarthy, Kevin Manning: Barry O'Leary, Sean O'Leary: Shane Galvin, Seán Lehane, Finbarr McSweeney: Brian Cronin, Cathal Vaughan, Chris Óg Jones. Subs: Liam Kearney (12), James M O'Leary (h.t.), Finbarr McSweeney Jnr. (40).

Cork County U21 Hurling Championship

Quarter Finals:
Blarney 0-19 Newcestown 1-14
Mallow 2-10 Fr O'Neills 1-13 draw
Semi Finals:
Blarney v Duhallow
Blackrock v Mallow or Fr O'Neill's
Blarney 0 – 19 Newcestown 1 – 14
Cork County U21 Hurling Championship
Blarney 0 – 19 Newcestown 1 – 14
This U21 A Hurling county championship quarter final, played under lights in perfect conditions at Cloughduv, was a tremendous game of hurling, always close and exciting with a nail biting finish. Mid Cork champions Blarney deservedly won as they came from five points behind at the interval to eventually draw level with ten minutes remaining and then outscored the West Cork men in the final minutes to secure their passage to the county semi final and a meeting with Duhallow. The accuracy of Mark Coleman from frees was once again vital to the Blarney victory as his 0-9 from frees gives testimony.
Newcestown scored in the first minute, but Blarney replied with points from Coleman and Barra O'Connell to lead by 0-3 to 0-2 after a lively five-minute opening period. Points were twice exchanged as the play went up and down the field and the scores at 0-5 each after 13 minutes. In the 17th minute Michael McSweeney took a pass in full stride and lashed to the Blarney net from close range. Cian Healy and Coleman exchanged points and then did likewise from '65's and Newcestown led by 1-9 to 0-7 at half time.
In the third quarter Blarney outscored Newcestown by 0-6 to 0-2, their midfield pairing contributing two points apiece and only one point separated the teams now with Blarney forcing the pace. Blarney hit a few bad wides before the inevitable levelling point came, courtesy of another Mark Coleman free in the 50th minute and when Newcestown went back in front, Coleman pointed another equaliser, again from a free with five minutes now remaining. Blarney had the scent of victory in their nostrils and Mark Coleman pointed another free and then from play but Cian Healy cut the gap to the minimum with a point from play in the 58th minute. Points were exchanged points and only heroics in the Blarney defence with Conor McCarthy at full back outstanding kept their single point lead intact as the game went deep into injury time. In the 65th minute Mark Coleman pointed a free and the full time whistle followed to the delight of the Muskerry men.
Scorers: Blarney: M Coleman 0-12 (0-8 frees), S Mulcahy 0-3, B O'Connell 0-2, D McSweeney 0-2.
Blarney: Conor Murphy: Conor McCarthy, Stephen Sheedy, Wayne Shine: Paul O'Connor, Peter Philpott, Alan McEvoy: Shane Mulcahy, Mark Coleman: Conor Forde, Dan McSweeney, Ray Murphy: David Dunlea, Barra O'Connell, Seán Crowley. Subs: David Cremen for S Mulcahy (34), Kevin Cremin for C Forde (53).

Mid Cork Junior C Football

The finalists in the Junior C Football Championship are now known and Ballincollig will meet Clondrohid in the decider.
Quarter Final results:
Beál Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 2-12 Cill Na Martra 1–5
Naomh Abán 2 - 10 Kilmurry 2-3
Clondrohid 2-11 Dripsey 0 - 14
Ballincollig 2 - 19 Aghinagh 3-6
Semi-finals:
Clondrohid 2-10 Beál Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0 – 11
Ballincollig 7-20 Naomh Abán 2 - 6
Final: Ballincollig v Clondrohid

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Michael O'Riordan presents the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Award for August to Rena Buckley. Also included, friends and team mates © Lee Valley Outlook

Muskerry Sports Star Award

Rena Buckley of Inniscarra and Cork was voted the Auld Triangle/Muskerry GAA Sports Star award winner for August, in recognition of her outstanding display in the All Ireland camogie semi-final win over Kilkenny. Rena received her award at a pleasant function hosted by Michael O'Riordan of the Auld Triangle, who also presented the award. Rena had collected her All Ireland Camogie medal at that stage, Cork having defeated Galway in the final. Rena then went on to win another Ladies Football All Ireland medal with Cork, the Rebels defeating Dublin in the final at Croke Park.
At the Auld Triangle function, Rena was accompanied by friends and playing colleagues from Cork, Inniscarra and Donoughmore and by her parents. Muskerry Board Cathaoirleach JJ Long was present, accompanied by board Leas Cathaoirleach Pat Malone, and Runaí William Buckley and members of the judging panel.
Macroom Minors Advance
Macroom minors are through to the final of the Rebel Óg East U18 A football championship after a 1-10 to 1-9 win over Éire Óg at Kilmurry. Éire Óg were leading in this game from the 5th minute until the last dramatic moments when Macroom turned a three point deficit into a one point win with Don Creedon providing the lethal finish when really needed. Macroom now meet Kilmurry in the East Regional final.
Eolan O'Leary opened the scoring with a Macroom point in the 3rd minute but Éire Óg hit back with a goal two minutes later and dominated the opening quarter. Don Creedon and Alan Quinn had points to make it 1-3 to 0-3 by the 17th minute and in the run up to half time Macroom had further points from two Alan Quinn frees and one from Cathal O'Riordan to leave Éire Óg leading by 1-5 to 0-6 at the break and it could have been a lot worse from a Macroom perspective. On the restart, Éire Óg increased their lead with a point but Macroom never gave up and doggedly matched their opponents point by point. Cathal O'Riordan pointed a free, Alan Quinn did likewise, 1-8 to 0-8 after 54 minutes. Cathal O'Riordan pointed at the end of a great five man move in the 56th minute, Eire Óg responded with a point to maintain the three point difference. With the game gone into injury time the break Macroom needed came when a high ball into the Eire Óg goalmouth went loose to Don Creedon who still had a lot of work to do to find a gap, but he did, and slammed to the net. Minutes later Don pointed to the delight of the Macroom team and supporters.
Macroom: Caleb Dinneen: Alex Ryan, Patrick O'Farrell, Aaron Creed: Ethan O'Gorman, Kevin O'Dwyer, Jack Kelleher: Alan Quinn, Jack Cronin: Blake O'Gorman, Don Creedon, Mark Corrigan: Cathal O'Riordan, Eolan O'Leary, Christy McCarthy. Subs: Cian Twomey and Jack O'Donovan (half time), Craig Ronan (50).
The final is fixed for Annahala on Saturday 3rd October with a scheduled 5pm throw in time. (Warning – check the starting time!)

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Noel Twomey, Colman Corrigan and Seamus Coughlan, members of the Cork All Ireland Senior Football Champions panel 1990. They were honoured in Croke Park at 2015 final. ©

Macroom Trio at Croke Park.

On All Ireland football final day in Croke Park, when Dublin came out on top against Kerry, the champions of 25 years ago were honoured at the interval and the appearance of the Cork footballers of 1990 brought back many happy memories to Cork supporters. Cork, under the guidance of the great Billy Morgan, were contesting their fourth All Ireland final in a row that year, (repeat, 'fourth final in a row') and went into the game as champions, having defeated Mayo in the final the previous year. They were opposed by Meath, lost a player to a red card early on and yet defeated the Royal County to make it two in a row. Teddy McCarthy collected his unique second All Ireland medal in the same year that day, the Cork hurlers having defeated Galway earlier in that glorious month in the hurling decider.
There was a strong Macroom presence on Cork football panels in those years. Colman Corrigan was the regular full back for Cork and played on the teams beaten by Meath in the finals of 1987 and 1988. Despite being on the losing side, Colman picked up All Star awards as the best full back in the country in both of those years. Unfortunately, Colman received a serious injury playing with Cork in New York the following Spring and so missed the full 1989 season. Recovering from his injury, Colman re-joined the panel in 1990 but did not regain his place on the starting fifteen and with the dismissal of a forward in the All Ireland final, the replacements that day were required in the attack. Colman did receive a large measure of compensation when Macroom took the county intermediate title later that year. Macroom's Noel 'Scobie' Twomey was a member of the extended Cork forwards panel as was Seamus 'Domie'Coughlan who was on the panel for the defence. Colman, Noel and Seamus were in Croke Park on All Ireland Day waving up to the crowd and for Macroom and Cork football supporters, their presence on the big stage brought back memories of a glorious era in the annals of Cork GAA and had them wondering when will they see such days again.
The Cork line out on that day was: John Kerins (St. Finbarr's, RIP); Tony Nation (Nemo Rangers), Stephen O'Brien (Nemo Rangers), Niall Cahalane (Castlehaven); Michael Slocum (St. Finbarr's), Conor Counihan (Aghada), Barry Coffey (Bishopstown); Shea Fahy (Nemo Rangers), Danny Culloty (Newmarket); Dave Barry (St. Finbarr's), Larry Tompkins (Castlehaven, capt.), Teddy McCarthy (Glanmire); Paul McGrath (Bishopstown), Colm O'Neill (Midleton), Michael McCarthy (O'Donovan Rossa, RIP). Subs: John O'Driscoll (Ballingeary) for Michael McCarthy; Paddy Hayes (St. Finbarr's) for Barry; John Cleary (Castlehaven) for McGrath. Also: Michael Maguire (Castlehaven), Colman Corrigan (Macroom), Tony Davis (O'Donovan Rossa), Jimmy Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), Denis Walsh (St. Catherine's), Mark O'Connor (Bantry Blues).
The selectors were - Billy Morgan (Nemo Rangers) (manager) and Seán Murphy Kilmurry), Dave Loughman (Youghal), Christy Collins (Castlehaven), Bob Honohan (Bishopstown). Score: Cork 0-11, Meath 0-9

Macroom Soccer

Macroom B had a good 4-1 away win over Ballinhassig in the AUL Division Three league and followed up a week later with a 4-2 away win over Parkview Celtic at Garryduff.
Macroom A were away to Grattan United in the FAI Junior Cup 2nd round tie and exited the national competition on a 4-2 scoreline.
Macroom Youths were away to Park in the Div 1A league and won 3-2 and with four wins from four outings to date, stay on top of the league table.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Well done to the Junior Cs who defeated Dripsey in a hard contested first round championship on Saturday Sept 19 in Carrigadrohid. They defeated Ballingeary on a score line of 2 10 to 11pts in the Semi Final on Sunday morning in Kilnamartyra. They now play Ballincollig in the final, check locally for date .Well done to players and mentors.
Clondrohid U10s had another fantastic outing in horrendous conditions in Carrigadrohid where they competed in the Neily Twomey Memorial Tournament. They played and beat Aghinagh in the 1st game, lost narrowly to Naomh Abán in the 2nd and finished with a convincing win over Macroom. As a result of the 2 wins, they finished on 9 points and 3rd overall in the rankings. They therefore qualified for the "B" final against Canovee. In heavy rain the lads and lassies gave 100% from the off. The Canovee goalkeeper made 2 great saves in the final 5 mins to keep their lead of 2 points.
Clondrohid Minors Played Lee Gaels in Ballincollig under lights on Thursday Sept 24. A goal just on half time by Brian Corcoran gave Clondrohid an interval lead, 1-5 – 0-6. Further goals by Cian O'Leary, Dean Burke and Ian O'Riordan gave Clondrohid a sizeable lead. In an exciting finish Lee Gaels made a late scoring burst but Clondrohid held firm to win 4-7 to 2-11. Clondrohid now progress to play favourites Crosshaven in the final. Team. Conor Flanagan (capt), Brian Corcoran, Stephen O'Riordan, John Stephen O'Riordan, Cian O'Leary, Killian Lynch, Tadgh Twomey, Daniel Buckley, Ian O'Riordan, Mark O'Neill, Tiernan Quinn, Sean Desmond, Stephen Ryan, Dean Burke and Thomas O'Connor.
Congratulations to the Cork Ladies, who gave a Trojan performance when they defeated Dublin in the All Ireland Football Final. What a day for Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery, who now possess 16 All Ireland Medals between camogie and football.

Laochra Óg

U12s group went hiking high up over Gougane Barra recently. It was tough going at times but no bother to the lads.Beautiful day, fabulous countryside, nice barbeque by the lake afterwards, could not ask for more. Thanks to Chris Fitzgibbon for helping us out. Hope everyone enjoyed the day.
Well done to the Cork Senior Ladies Football Team on winning yet another All-Ireland Final. Well done Briege, Rena, Bríd, Eimear and everyone else on the team/ panel from all in Laochra Óg hurling club.
A fundraising Race Night will be held in Murray's Bar Macroom on October 24th. Get your horses from a club member near you. First race starts at 9 p.m. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

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Eire Óg camogie club u12 team and mentors who won the U12b County final, defeating Valley Rovers ©

Éire Óg

The U10 camogie team won the Crowley cup in Ballinhassig on August 29. The club's u8s participated in a blitz on September 12th at Inniscarra where they played four games and performed at a very high level, showing great commitment. The u9 camogie team played near neighbours, Cloughduv, in a highly competitive and exciting game on Saturday 12th September. The girls showed great spirit and skill and showed how much they have developed since the start of the year.
U12B Camogie County Champions. Saturday 19th Sept in Ballinlough saw the meeting of Éire Óg and Valley Rovers in the U12B County Final. The ideal playing conditions added to the great excitement as both teams took the pitch. The game was very evenly matched in the first half and we ended one point down 1-1 to 1-2. The second half saw us getting a stronger hold on the game as we played our way in to the lead, helped greatly by our brilliant supporters. We finally held on to our two point lead despite Valley Rovers attempts for goals, final score 1-5 to 1-3. This was a great reward for the hard work put in all year by our panel of players: Patrice Holmes, Indie Sheehan, Aoibhinn Goulding, Olivia Lynch, Aisling Desmond, Eimear Murphy, Emily Coffey, Eimear O'Donovan, Órla Beechinor, Ava Halligan, Ella Foley, Kate Healy, Cait Malone, Niamh O'Shea, Roisin Murphy & Sadbh Mc Goldrich. We were also delighted that our own Órla Beechinor was selected as Player of the Final. Great celebrations were later held back in the club where family and friends and former Cork footballer and current AFL player Ciaran Sheehan joined the players in celebrating a very special victory.
Eire Óg U8 Ladies football have been training hard all summer. This strong panel of young girls have played a number of challenge matches in the last two months. Home and away against Grenagh, and away to Ballinora, Bishopstown, Naomh Abán and St. Val's. As a result of training all summer, the girl's football skills continue to improve. Well done to all
U8 Panel: Abby Clifford, Ali Hayes, Amelia Scott, Amy Slattery, Ava Collins, Claire O'Regan, Claire Merrigan, Clara Murphy, Cliodhna Higgins, Clodagh Fitzgerald,Clodagh Ring, Ellen Crowley, Genny O' Sullivan, Isobal Rea-Duggan, Kerry Sheehan, Laura Healy, Leah Sheehan, Meabh Larkin, Phoebe Warton, Shannan Sheehan, Siun Sweeney, Abbie Ryan, Abigail Murphy, Amy Heffernan, Chloe O' Sullivan, Cliona Murphy, Ellen Cronin, Emma Casey, Erin Healy, Gemma Young, Hannah Cubitt O' Neill, Isabelle Healy, Jade O' Connor, Jessica Power, Julie White, Kate O' Riordan, Lydia Young, Mairead Stapleton, Niamh Underhill, Saoirse Moynihan, Sarah Murphy, Sinead Corcoran, Siofra Woodford Lehane.

Canovee G.A.A.

September 15th Canovee played Aghinagh in the East Minor B Championship semi-final in perfect conditions in Macroom. Aghinagh scored a goal straight from the throw in but by the eight minute Canovee had replied with three of their own, through Mark Walsh with two and Humphrey O'Mahony, For the rest of the half things were even with Canovee ahead at half time by 3.05 to 2.04. Canovee had a good start to the second half. Conor Hughes pointed after a surging run while Mark Healy , Kieran Moynihan and Dara Cronin all added points. Aghinagh added points and a well taken goal put them right in contention . Going into injury time Canovee were still a goal to the good when young Shane Riordan went on a great solo run and sent a powerful drive to the net to seal victory. Cormac ODriscoll was very safe in goal , Eoin Lehane , Conor Hughes and Neil Kirk were excellent figures in defence while Humphrey O'Mahony was a powerful figure in attack , Ballygarvan are next up in the final , Team Cormac O'Driscoll , Eoin Lehane , Sean Browne , Brian Verling , Denis Murphy , Conor Hughes , Neil Kirk , Kieran Moynihan, Jack Murphy , Patrick Buckley ,Mark Healy , David Carroll , Dara Cronin , Humphrey O'Mahony , Mark Walsh , subs Eoin OConnell , Shane Riordan , Noel Browne .
On September 15th Canovee played Aghinagh in the east minor B championship semi-final. Aghinagh scored a goal straight from the throw in but by the eighth minute Canovee had replied with three of their own, through Mark Walsh with two and Humphrey O Mahony. For the rest of the half things were even with Canovee ahead at half time by 3,05 to 2,04. Canovee had a good start to the second half Conor Hughes pointed after a surging run while Mark Healy , Kieran Moynhian and Dara Cronin all added points ,Aghinagh added points and a well taken goal put them right in contention . Going into injury time Canovee were still a goal to the good when young Shane Riordan went on a great solo run and sent a powerful drive to the net to seal victory ,Cormac O Driscoll was very safe in goal , eoin Lehane , Conor Hughes and Neil Kirk were excellent figures in defence while Humphrey o Mahony was a powerful figure in attack , Ballygarvan are next up in the final ,
Team Cormac o Driscoll , Eoin Lehane , Sean Browne , Brian Verling , Denis Murphy , Conor Hughes , Neil Kirk , Kieran Moynihan, jack Murphy , Patrick Buckley ,mark Healy , David Carroll , Dara Cronin , Humphrey o Mahony , Mark Walsh , subs Eoin p Connell , Shane Riordan , Noel Browne .
On September 23rd Canovee under 12s played Clondrohid in the under 11 football league final. Canovee started very well and led at half time by 2.06 to 2.01. They continued to control the second half and ran out comfortable winners by 4.09 to 2.03. Adam Mc Nulty , Darren Moynihan, Ryan Delaney , and Daire Mc Mahon got the goals , the team has put in a good effort in the last few years guided by their dedicated coaches Mark mc Mahon, Finbarr Crowley and Mark Healy.
On September 26 th Canovee played Ballygarvan in the minor B football championship final and started well and led at half time by 1.07 to 0.05 . Canovee controlled the second half and at the final whistle were ahead by 2.13 to 0.09 , Mark Walsh and Conor Hughes getting the goals , After the game Canovee captain Mark Healy accepted the cup . Canovee had a nice mix of youth and experience with Mark Healy , Conor Hughes and Kieran Moynihan all playing in their fourth year at minor level

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Kilmurry Under 15 Football panel that won the Rebel Óg under 15 B Cork County Football Final ©

Kilmurry G.A.A.

U8s enjoyed Monster Rebel Og blitz in Macroom, fielding two teams, each playing three very challenging games, displaying the skills that they have been practicing at training. Thanks to the parents for their continued support.
U10s played a challenge match against Canovee and lost by only a single goal. .Against Kilmichael, they won 1 game and lost 1 game. At Passage, in an under 9 Blitz, Kilmurry played three games against Courcey Rovers, St. Vincent's and Castlemartyr and won the three. They played Eire Óg in challenge matches, each side fielding 2 teams and each playing 2 games. Kilmurry had 3 wins and only 1 game lost. Inniscarra travelled to Kilmurry for a challenge match and were the stronger team. Kilmurry travelled to Clondrohid and won 3 games and lost one. They competed in the Neilie Twomey tournament in Carrigdrohid against Millstreet, Canovee and Dromtarriff. They lost to Millstreet by one point. They drew with Canovee and defeated Dromtarriff. . Kilmurry defeated Macroom in the Shield final.
U12s played Ballgarvan in last league game at home and lost 3 - 5 to 7 – 5. Captain on night was Cathal Gilbert. Overall it was a great season, playing A grade football with some memorable wins along the way and coming third in the league with only 2 losses. They played in Gerald Healy memorial tournament in Dromtarriffe and got to the semi-finals, losing to St Peters. Captains on the day were Dylan Shanahan, Dylan Kelleher, Ryan Leahy and Owen Keane. They also played Canovee in a challenge game in Carrigadrohid and came out on top by 2 points. Captain on night was Lawrence Aisling.
U13s played a challenge match away against Donoughmore and performed adequately against a stronger team.
The under 14s are going very well in the league. Against Grenagh, they came out on top, 4-11 to 2-16. In a top of the table league game between Kilmurry and Clondrohid they won Kilmurry 4-14 Clondrohid 5-9. Our last league game was against Donoughmore, where Donoughmore came out on top 4-10 to Kilmurry 1-8. Kilmurry Under 14s have progressed to the league semi-final where they will meet Crosshaven.
Under 15, having beaten Bantry, St Colman's and Mitchelstown in the earlier rounds, qualified for the County Final v Glenville in Ballincollig and won 0.15 to Glenville 4.2. James O Mullane and Tomas Collins gave outstanding performances, but overall it was a fantastic team effort. Amid great scenes of joy, Jack Casey, Kilmurry Captain, received the County U15B Cup from Coiste na nÓg Bord Officer, Mr Jim Murphy, all proud Kilmurry men. Team: 1.Luke Knight 2.Daniel Looney 3.Mark Drommey 4.Lawerance Asling 5.Darragh Linehan 6.Tomas Collins 7.Denis Dullea 8.Jack Casey 9.James O Mullane 10.Caelum Lynch 11.Lloyd Asling 12.Evan Carroll 13.Eoin Hannon 14.Mark O Sullivan 15. Eoin Drommey. Subs used, Stephen O Donoghue and Patrick Barry.
U16s. Kilmurry beat Passage in the first round of the championship 2.15 to 2.6. Against Fr O Neill's in Macroom under lights Kilmurry led from the start with some great individual scores, led by the captain, Greg Fitton, who scored 2.1 in the first half. Fr O Neill's two danger men, Arthur and Loic Noufang, were superbly marshalled by William Ronan and Tomas Collins and this was the springboard for Kilmurry to attack. Liam O Sullivan and James O Mullane fielded great ball in the centre. Others to impress were Leo Healy, Caelum Lynch, Darragh Walsh, Mark Dromey and Liam O'Brien. Final score was Kilmurry 3.19 Fr O Neills 2.6.Kilmurry will meet Glenville in the Final. Team; 1.Luke Knight 2. Mark Drommey 3.William Ronan 4.Liam O Brien 5.Darragh Walsh 6.Tomas Collins 7.Dylan Kierens 8.Jack Casey 9.Liam O Sullivan 10.Leo Healy 11.James O Mullane 12.Lloyd Asling 13.Caelum Lynch 14.Liam Mac Sweeney 15.Greg Fitton. Subs used, Darragh Linehan, Evan Carroll, Mark O Sullivan and Eoin Hannon.
Congratulations to five Kilmurry boys who competed for Ireland in a British Open Karate competition recently in Nottingham. The five proud Kilmurry men were Jack O'Callaghan, Gearoid O'Mahony, Ben O'Donoghue, Jed Hartnett & Adam Sheehan. All competed very well and all finished the competition with trophies. Well done boys for doing so well and for representing your families, parish and country so well.
Kilmichael Pitch and Putt
President's Prize ( Mr Brendan Swanton) 1st Nett Ann Barrett. 1st Gross Jim O Callaghan. 2nd Nett Sean O Leary. 2nd Gross Dan Kiely.
Life Vice President's Prize. 1st Nett sponsored by Murphy's jewellers and a Perpetual trophy: Ann Barrett. 1st Gross Dan Kiely. 2nd Nett Barry Kelleher. 2nd Gross Jim O Donoghue.

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Nevada Bob's sponsored Grand Finale at Macroom Golf. From left: Sean McSweeney, President; Martin Dineen, Macroom G.C. 3rd; William Murray, Macroom GC, winner; Charlie Foley, Ring of Kerry GC, 2nd ; Liam Casey, Nevada Bob's, Ballincollig and Tim Keating, Macroom G.C. © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results. Tues. 15. Seniors: 1st Noel O'Sullivan(15), Ml O'Mahony(18), Liam Murphy(24) 45.3
Thurs. Sept.17 NBS open singles: 1st Jonathon Desmond(17) 41 pts, 2nd Patrick Fitton(10) 41 pts
Monthly Medal ;1st Ml Linehan (15) 67 2nd Rh Fitzgerald (18) 69, 3rd Aidan Kelleher (10) 69
Open singles ; 1st Owen McCarthy(14) 45 pts
Tues. 22. Seniors: 1st Frank Lee(13),Tom O'Connor(19),Sean de Búrca (23) 40 pts
Thurs. Sept. 24. NBS grand final : 1st William Murray(9) 41 pts. 2nd Charlie Foley(9) Ring of Kerry 40 pts. 3rd Martin Dineen(18) 39 pts
27/09/2015 Club Classic Sponsored by Nevada Bobs. 1st with 54 pts Kieran Savage.15 Paul Delea.21 Jim Nolan.9. .Best Fri. 52 pts John Burke.14 Sean de Burca.23. Alan O'Sullivan 17 Best Sat. 53 pts Owen O'Brien 8 Padraig O'Connor.2 Shane Murphy 13 Best Sun. 53 pts Glen Fagen 13 Slieve na mBan James Flemming 21 Jim Flemming.15 .Best Ladies. 47 pts Mary Cronin.18 Eileen Healy 11 Ann Downey.29 Best Gents. 51 pts Adrian Murphy.15 Andrew Murphy.21 Olan Haskett.12. Best Mixed. 48 pts Pat Fitton.17 Patrick Fitton 9 Bernie McGrath.13
Fixtures Tues Seniors Thurs Open singles, Sat & Sun Club singles
Ladies' Results. Lady Captain's Charity Day. Open 4 Person Team. Sponsor - Michel Jewellers. Winners- Margo Twomey (19) Harbour Point. Aoife Buckley (19) Macroom. Margaret Buckley (20) Macroom. Maedhbh Loughrey (26) Macroom with 94pts. 2nd Marie O'Driscoll (11) Fota Eileen Healy (11) Macroom Deirdre Galvin (21) Macroom Mary McHugh (23) Barna with 89pts. 3rd Niamh Sheehan (13) Lisselan Carol McCann (18) Dunmore Orla Buckley (19) Lisselan Joan Fahy (22) Lisselan with 87pts 4th Claire Long (17) Douglas Mary Lehane (18) Macroom Kitty Horgan (19) Macroom Dettie Twomey (30) Cork with 85pts
Wednesday 23rd September 18 Hole Stroke ILGU Medal. Winner Sheila O'Connell (25) 78 net

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