Lee Valley Outlook June 11 2015 v12e12

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Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael 1840 – 2015 © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Macroom Cemetery Mass at graveyard, Killarney Road, on Fri June 12 at 7:30pm
Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael 175th anniversary celebrations Sat. June 13 from 11a.m.
Aghinagh Macra 5k fun run/ walk on Sun June 14 from 2p.m. at Laine Bar.
Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael Fun for All Day Sun. June 14 from 2p.m.
Pirates of Carriganima: Sun 14th of June from 2 pm at school.
Cloughduv Camogie Club. Duck Derby and Fun-Day. Sun. June 14 at 2pm in Cloughduv GAA Club.
Coffee morning for Down Syndrome Ireland at Dromey's bar, Dromcarra on Sat June 20 at 10am.
Local Market in Coachford G.A.A. Hall, June 20, 10.30 -1pm.
Gerard McSweeney Memorial Vintage Run from the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney, Sat. June 20, 1p.m.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Annual Members' Outing Sat June 20.
Rusheen N.S. 5km Run, Jog, Walk Sun 21st June 3p.m.
Ballinagree Vintage Vehicle Society run on Sun June 21st at 11 am.
Kilmurrry Active Retirement Group. Gardening talk on Tues. 23rd June in Museum Kilmurry 7.30p.m.
Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k in Macroom on Wed 24th June at 8p.m.
ACR Community Council meeting June 24th
Mass at St. John's Well at 7:30pm, on Wed June 24th, followed by Dancing at Mushera Platform
Poulanargid Dog Show at Kilmurry on Fri. June 26 at 7.30p.m.
C.A.R.T. Carriganimma social at Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney, Sat. June 27.
Liz Lucey Run from Inchigeela. July 12.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Group Bluebell Walk every Mon. From Kilmurry Church carpark 7:30pm.

.Macroom Library:  
Story time Saturdays at 12 noon.
ACOL Bridge Wed. June 10 at 10.30a.m.
The Purlies Thurs. June 18 at 11a.m. .
June Art Exhibition Landscape Lee Valley by Mícheál Ó Muirthile.

Briery Gap:
Frankie Gavin with De Danaan and Greenshine Fri. 12th June at 8.30pm.
The Hundred Foot Journey Mon 15th June
Super Spectacle with Macroom Youth Theatre. Thurs. June 18 at 8p.m.
Love is Strange Mon 22nd June
Foxcatcher Mon 29th June

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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Representatives of the Briery Gap, Macroom with certificate acknowledging its inclusion in the Annual County Mayor's Community Awards ©

Briery Gap and Mayor's Award

The Briery Gap Theatre was short listed for the Annual County Mayor's Community Awards which took place at County Hall recently. Nine awards, to both individuals and groups, were given out across the three County Council Divisions of West Cork, South Cork and North Cork. The Briery Gap Community Groups did not figure in these prizes but received a certificate for reaching the final stages of these awards. The County Mayor Cllr Alan Coleman congratulated everyone involved in the awards scheme and said it was very encouraging to see the amount of community and voluntary work that is taking place across the County of Cork. Speaking after the ceremony, Pat O'Connell thanked Joan O'Sullivan from Ballingeary for nominating the Briery Gap Theatre for these awards. He also thanked Ann Dunne, whom he said was the driving force behind the Youth Theatre, Pantomime Group, Mixed Choir and Musical Group who were the groups nominated for these awards, and stated that there are more than 300 people involved in these four groups. He also said that it was nice to see these people receiving some recognition for the amount of time and work they put into all the different shows that are produced and performed at the Briery Gap. He also thanked Cork County Council for having the vision to purchase the Palace Cinema and, with the help of the local community, provide Macroom with a state of the art Theatre and Library which are of great benefit to the town of Macroom and the whole Lee Valley.

Work on N22

Having commenced on Monday 13th April, work on the resurfacing of the main road through Macroom town as far as the Bridge should have been completed before May 22, but is still ongoing, after a lay off that left utility covers protruding and streets unmarked. This delay is said to have been as a result of a complaint by a member of the public to Health and Safety. The danger to the public, particularly cyclists, presented by the protuberances, and the damage they inflicted on cars must also be a consideration. As we go to print, work is again in progress during late night hours, when a diversion is in place. Hopefully, the work will be completed before the end of June.

Pic 11McEgan Transition Year Students who received awards for their achievements with Ms Buckley, Ms Manning and Ms Corkery. ©An Scoil

Short Story for Radio Competition

To celebrate 20 years of broadcasting at UCC 98.3FM, the station is running a short story competition for radio and is open to original short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or less. These stories can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any age and of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. The shortlist of 40 stories will be recorded for broadcast. The prizes are 1st €300. 2nd €200 3rd €100. The website, with more details of the rules and how to enter is http://www.ucc.ie/en/983fm/carriedinwaves/

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Máire Ní Chéilleachair i bhfeighil Ceardlann Amhránaíochta ag Leabharlann Mháigh Chromtha © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Library

Enjoy a Summer Reading Adventure at your library. The Reading Adventure is a free programme open to all children. Each child who registers for the programme will receive a Summer Reading Card to record their progress along the way. When they return the books they have read a stamp will be added to their Reading Card. There is a website where participants can enjoy interactive games, e-books , reading tips for parents and readers and book suggestions. At the end of the programme all children who have participated will be invited to attend an award event/ party at which they will be presented with a certificate. Photos of the event will probably be in the Lee Valley Outlook and other local papers. This will all kick off once the national schools get their holidays.
Our regular activities for June are: ACOL Bridge on Wednesday 10th at 10.30, Knitting with the Purlies on Thursday 18th, and Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3-7 year olds. Both music morning and Bookclub are taking a break until September.
Internet Access is included in your library membership fee. Memory sticks can be used in the computers and unfortunately for themselves, people are inclined to forget to remove them afterwards. It may be weeks later that they need the stick again and then they are tearing their hair out trying to remember where they saw it last! Piece of advice, check the library! Or better yet, drill it into your habits to check that you've removed it before you go. We try to reunite people with their property whenever possible but it isn't always evident whose stick it is.
Come see our June exhibition titled 'Landscape: Lee Valley' the work of local artist Mícheál Ó Muirthile. There is a detailed catalogue accompanying it.
The library has been asked to help disseminate information on 'Eircode', which is the new postcode system for Ireland. You will be hearing a lot about it over the next few months and every household will receive a letter informing them of the Eircode for their address in the near future. Keep it in a safe place until you have it memorised. Soon it will be necessary to include it at the end when you give your postal address to anyone. Flyers with this information and more are available at the library desk.
The Bealtaine Ceardlann Amhránaíochta, presented by Máire Ní Chéilleachair on May 28, was a great success. Despite the fact that it clashed with the Senior Citizens' holiday, a great crowd attended and enjoyed learning more about, and singing well-loved songs, with many individual contributions also.

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Jerry Dunne, Carrigadrohid, who was Studio Vet at Britain's Got Talent final, with the winning dogs he was looking after. ©

Briery Gap Programme

Theatre: Frankie Gavin and De Danaan Friday 12th June at 8.30pm. Tickets €20. We are very pleased to announce that support will be provided by Macroom band, "Greenshine" - Noel Shine and Mary Green & Ellie Shine, a vocal trio with pure style and colour in all their wide repertoire of songs, will open the show to get the night off to a mighty start!
Super Spectacle! The Briery Gap's Youth Theatre brings you a showcase of their many talents, with an evening of music provided by the various bands within the group. Join us to celebrate the wonderful talent that has been uncovered over the past 12 months! Thursday 18th June @ 8.00pm Tickets €10 /€7. (€30 for Group of five).
Conal Gallen Saturday 12th September @ 8.00pm. Tickets €25
Lucinda Sly written and directed by John McKenna, Saturday 17th October 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Cinema: The Hundred Foot Journey Monday 15th June 8.30p.m. Admission €4. Hassan Kadam is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing.
Love is Strange Monday 22nd June 8.30p.m. Admission €4. A recently married gay couple are forced to move into separate households after they lose their home due to unemployment. While struggling with the pain of separation, they are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements
Foxcatcher Monday 29th June. 8.30p.m. Admission €4. When wealthy John du Pont invites Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics, Mark sees a way to step out of the shadow of his charismatic brother, Dave. However, du Pont begins to lead Mark down a dark road, causing the athlete's self-esteem to slip. Meanwhile, du Pont becomes fixated on bringing Dave into the fold, eventually propelling all three toward an unforeseen tragedy.


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.)

Photos of graduating class groups are invited for publication over the coming months. Images may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to Killarney Road Macroom. Emailed photos should be large, at least 3mb and should be in jpg format.
N.B. Because of volume of photos submitted, we cannot include individual Holy Communion or Confirmation photographs. Should you wish to have an image of your child included, please contact Des at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 087 6593427 and he will include it on a paying basis.

Macroom Cemetery Mass will be celebrated at St. Colman's Graveyard, Killarney Road on Friday 12th June at 7:30pm to remember all those buried in Macroom. All are welcome. Mass-goers are requested to arrive early to allow sufficient time to park and be on time for the Mass.

'Landscape: Lee Valley', an exhibition of recent work by Lissarda-based artist, Mícheál Ó Muirthile, at Macroom Library June 2-27 Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5.30pm. Admission Free

Cloughduv Camogie Club. Duck Derby and Fun-Day. Sunday, 14th June, starting at 2:00pm in Cloughduv GAA Club. Lots of fun and games for all the family – Come along and support. Fun Activities on the day include Duck Race, Face Painting, Raffle, Long Puck competition & other camogie fun games.

Pirates of Carriganima: Please join us at Carriganima N.S. for a pirate themed fun afternoon for all the family on Sunday, 14th of June from 2 pm! Treasure hunt, games, girls & boys dress up competition, raffle, BBQ, arts & crafts, races, cake sale, bric-a-brac & toy sale etc.

Coffee morning in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland will be held in Dromey's bar, Dromcarra, Kilmichael on Saturday the 20th of June at 10am. Support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.

"Gifts & Bric a Brac Sale" in support of "The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation" will take place in Coachford GAA Hall on Saturday 20th June from 10.30 am til 1pm. High quality new and second- hand household items, beauty sets, candles, pictures, toys, beautiful children's books, kids Munster/Ireland rugby jerseys, fancy dress ups , soccer gear and a lot more will be for sale on the morning. The sale will co-incide with the monthly "Coachford Local Market " so come along and see all the other delights that the market has to offer. Your support is greatly appreciated . Organiser Tanya Foley (087 9962208).

Rusheen N.S. 5km Run, Jog, Walk. Sunday 21st June 3p.m. Registration at Rusheen N.S. at 2.15p.m. Entry €8/adult, €5/child, €20/Family. Followed by BBQ and refreshments. Enquiries Niamh (087) 2118337. Website: rusheenns.ie

Ballinagree Vintage Vehicle Society will host a car and tractor run on Sunday June 21st . Registration will take place from 11 am. Starting at 12 noon sharp at Laine Bar Ballinagree. Fee €20 which will include refreshments and free raffle afterwards in Laine Bar. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Kilmurrry Active Retirement Group. Gardening talk by Mary Cronin, Sweet Magnolia, Lissarda Tuesday 23rd June in Museum Kilmurry 7.30. Bluebell walk every Monday 7.30 meet in Kilmurry Church Car Park. All welcome.

The 6th Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 8p.m. As with previous years, all surplus proceeds go to Cork ARC Cancer support House. Runners and walkers are welcome. Registration €10 per person. Further details can be found on www.danielkingstonmemorial.com .

Mass at St. John's Well will take place at 7:30pm, on Wednesday June 24th, followed by Dancing at Mushera Platform. Music: Jerome Coakley & Lee Sound.

Poulanargid Harrier Club will hold their 30th annual Dog Show, in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, at Kilmurry on Fri. June 26 at 7.30p.m.

Any Clues? We are happy to report that most of the people in the photograph printed in the last issue of the Lee Valley Outlook have been identified. They were pupils at Macroom Vocational School and are, from left, Mary O'Connell, Coachford; Mary O'Callaghan, Clondrohid; Unknown; Alice O'Shea, Kilpatrick and Siobhán O'Leary, Clondrohid..

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A group of ladies from Ballingeary with the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus at CUH as Pat Cremin hands over €1,775 for the KCHLB. ©

Support for Bus. A group of ladies from Ballingeary, led by Pat Cremin, who availed of the services of the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus while undergoing cancer treatment at CUH, recently handed over a cheque for €1,775 to the KCHLB, proceeds of a fundraising coffee morning and bake sale. Pat was very grateful for the free service to Cork University Hospital . On finding that it receives no Government or HSE funding, she resolved on the fundraiser and wishes to thank all who helped and contributed and Annamaria Setterfield who made a very special replica cake of the bus.

The Irish Sambo Association sent a team of seven players to represent Ireland in the Paris Sambo Grand Prix 2015 senior event with squad Manager Mr Seamus Manning. Shane Manning gold in the -100kg combat Sambo Dillon Manning gold in the -90kg category in combat Sambo, Niamh Looney gold in the -48kg category in sport Sambo and Lloyd Manning silver in the -82kg in sport Sambo all Players are members of the Irish squad and also happen to be training out of Muskerry Sambo/judo Club Macroom. The other three squad members Ryan O Sullivan, Jonathan Barrett and Ronan Manning narrowly missing out on medals. The Paris Grand Prix is a major event on the International calendar this Irish team proving themselves against the best in the Sambo world.

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Crookstown Karate Club who competed in Fermoy ©

Crookstown Karate Club. Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei travelled to Ireland for an SKIF Ireland Grading and Training Seminar recently. He is an SKIF World Gold Medalist, 7 times SKIF All Japan Champion and one of the top SKIF Worldwide instructors. Many member of the club travelled to Midleton, Mayfield and Bandon to attend his training sessions., Ben O'Donoghue (Black belt –Shodan) & Thomas Galligan (3rd Brown-1st Kyu) successfully graded under Fumitoshi Kanazawa Sensei. On the same day, many of the clubs competitions were in Fermoy at the IJKA Irish Open Championships. The club was again very successful, bringing home 8 medals (1 gold, 4 silver & 3 Bronze). Well done to everyone.

Mad Hair Day for Crumlin. Ian Flynn, 6th class pupil in Canovee N.S., was extremely unwell in Crumlin Hospital four years ago. Thankfully, with the expert care he received in Crumlin, he made a complete recovery. To acknowledge this, his parents, Declan and Patricia, organised a Mad Hair Day fundraising event on May1st. It was a resounding success, with pupils and staff getting into the spirit of things and donning wigs, hair gel and hair dye. The event was also held in the local preschool. The fantastic amount of €3,430 was raised on the day, which has now been donated to the Children's Medical and Research Foundation, Crumlin Hospital

Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club recently held 2 events to raise funds for a trip to Euro Disney for local boy, Jack Martin who has Autism, and his parents. Over 40 cars took part in a charity vintage run to Ardmore and the club also staged a Vintage Car display at the Plaza, Ballincollig Shopping Centre. They would like to thank all the businesses that facilitated the events and supplied refreshments and spot prizes and all who took part in the run and donated to the cause. The club's next events will be the Atlantic Way Run on Sunday the 21st June and the Annual Show the weekend of 24th to 26th of July.

The 'Coffee Break' at JC Murphy Bar, Macroom last month, organised by local traffic warden, Marcella O'Neill, raised €1,528.15 for Corks 96fm radiothon. Many thanks to everyone who helped raise this amount.

Free-style music session at Goldens' Bar from 8pm on the first Wednesday of each month. All musicians and singers welcome. All music styles and own-compositions welcome.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 26/05/2015 :- Numbers Drawn 1-20-24. No Winner - €70 Susan Murphy, Town Hall, Macroom. €20. Jane Murray, Railway View. €20: Catherine Hennigan, Clonfadda,. Gerard Dromey, Kilmichael. Deirdre Young, C/O Betsy's, Castle Street Margaret Healy, Farran
2/06/2015 :- Numbers Drawn 20-23-24. No Winner - €70 David O'Mahony, Toons Bridge €20 Katie Browne, Railway View Pat Sheehy, Codrum. Con O'Keeffe, Lissarda. Christy Murphy, Barrett Place. Colm Kelleher, 24 Oakwood.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: May 27. Jackpot €6,000. No Winner. €70 Bina Moynihan, Cahir, Ballingeary. €20 Mary Nott, Macroom. Ger Collins, Co. Limerick, c/o Dan Creedon. John Cronin, Ardalaun, Codrum. Con Casey, Teerbeg.
June 3. Jackpot €6,200. No Winner. €70 Martin & Catherine Lehane, Gortnalicka €20 - Pat Payne, Crookstown. Lorraine Casey, c/o Bingo. S. O'Connell, c/o The Tavern. Dave Dennehy, Rylane

Aghinagh GAA Lotto May 24th No winner of Jackpot of €3,400. €50 William Coakley, Derryroe. €20 Sheila Johnson, Barrett's Place, c/o Ka and Jason. John Moynihan, Bealnamorriv, c/o Anthony Hubbard. Tony O Sullivan, Carrigadrohid, c/o Martin/Ted. Browne Family, Rylane, c/o John Casey.
June 7. Jackpot €3,700. No winner. €50 Gertie O'Callaghan, Limerick. €20 Trevor Burns, 29, Oakwood, Macroom. John MacSullivan, Carrigulla. Aisling Rea, Ballinagree. Dan Dwyer, Peake House, Coachford, c/o John Casey

Canovee G.A.A. May 31. Jackpot: €14,700, Numbers Drawn 10, 12, 13 20. No Winner. €50 Kieran Buckley, Ballytransa. €25 Jacinta McGrath, Aherla Con Murphy, Farran..
June 7. Jackpot: €14,850, Numbers Drawn: 3, 7, 13, 14. No Winner. €50 Noel Casey, Farran. €25 Miah O'Leary, Killumney. Karen Hynes, Aherla.

Lee Valley Updates

Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries

Everybody is invited to Dromleigh on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, for the 175th birthday celebrations of the old school. On June 13 1840, Fr. James O'Driscoll, P.P. Kilmichael, first opened the door of Dromleigh N.S. That was just five years before potato blight hit the subsistence crop of the population. Education was provided for children of the area in the exact same one-roomed building for close on 150 years, sometimes catering for more than 200 pupils. The school is exactly seven times greater now and boasts all modern educational equipment.
Dromleigh celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1990 with the publication of a monochrome book, 'Dromleigh – A Country School'. For the 175th anniversary, a new book, 'Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries', has been prepared. In glorious colour, it contains much of the original history, supplemented by a report on developments over the past 25 years; memories from past pupils dating from the 1950s and more than 200 photographs. It will be available at €20 from the school and local shops.
The 175th anniversary celebrations will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 - 14 . Concelebrated Mass in the school will open proceedings at 11am on Saturday. This will be followed by the book launch by past pupil, Fr. Tony O'Riordan, S.J., the unveiling of a plaque and the raising of the school's green flags for Energy and Litter and Waste. Refreshments and entertainment (under the guidance of Ger Wolfe) will follow, with an opportunity to socialise and examine roll books, photographs and artefacts. The celebrations will continue on Sunday, with a Fun for All Day in the pitch and the school open to visitors and past pupils.

Liz Lucey Memorial Run

The 6tha annual Liz Lucey Memorial Vintage Run/ Walk/ Cycle, in aid of Marymount Hospice, will take place from Inchigeela on Sunday, July 12. Great routes have been organised, allowing participants view the beautiful local scenery. Registration for tractors, cars, cyclists and motorcyclists is at 11.30am sharp at Inchigeela Hall. Registration for walkers is at Inchigeela GAA Pitch at 1pm, with scenic walks for all levels from beginners to well-seasoned walkers.
Refreshments will be served and there is a raffle with some fabulous prizes, including two sets of tickets for the National Ploughing Championship; signed cook books by celebrity chefs Nevin Maguire and Donal Skehan; family tickets for various attractions around Ireland and much more. The day will end with a Trad session in the Briar Rose Bar, Inchigeela from 6p.m. This is a great day for all the family! Your support would be very much appreciated for this worthy cause and organisers look forward to welcoming old and new faces to this year's event. Look out for posters and follow us on Facebook.

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Laura O'Riordan, Clondrohid, European and World Powerlifting champion, receiving Southside and District Sports Star Award from Susan Lavelle, Cork International Hotel, Also included, Deputy Lord Cllr. Ken O'Flynn, Gerald McCarthy sponsors, Lisa and Betty O'Riordan. ©John Tarrant

Clondrohid Updates

The Corpus Christi Procession took place in Clondrohid after 11am Mass. It was a very solemn and holy occasion for all those who attended, especially for the First Holy Communion children. Thanks to all who helped to make it so.
Lotto Win: Heartiest congratulations to Margaret Duggan and family on their great win of €20,000 in the Ballyvourney Lotto. Margaret and Eddie are constantly on the road transporting their family and friends to training sessions and matches, so well deserved and enjoy.

Development Group: Please remember that judging for the Tidy Towns will take place shortly so any help you can give in keeping the village clean, tidy, and looking well would be much appreciated. We also wish all those sitting their junior and leaving cert exams at the moment the best of luck.
C.A.R.T. (Carriganima Area Rural Transport) is holding a social on Saturday night June 27 in "The Abbey Hotel " Ballyvourney. Music with Peter Lane of The Blackwater Sound . Tickets are available from all committee members or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome and a great night assured with fine food, great music and dance with a few trips down memory lane.

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Pupils from Rusheen N.S., Kia Stevenson and Chloe O'Driscoll, together with Principal, Gerard Coakley and Green Schools Committee member, Julian O'Leary, receiving the An Taisce Green Flag for Litter and Waste Management. ©An Scoil

Sr. Siobhan visits Rusheen N.S.

Sr. Siobhan Corkery of Drombeg and a former pupil of Rusheen N.S., came back to her Alma Mater recently. Sr. Siobhan is one of the Congregational Leaders of the world renowned organisation, The Medical Missionaries of Mary. This is an organisation that carries out great work in "Bringing The Good News To The Whole World" and works in many countries in Africa such as South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, etc. They also work in Central America in places like Honduras, Nigeria, etc., where people are, in Sr. Siobhan's own words, held captive by fear, poverty and violence. They are primarily concerned about the health and wellbeing of people in these areas. Sr. Siobhan told the pupils of the great work that her organisation does and she showed them a video, "Rooted in Love". In it the pupils saw the plight of these poor people and how they are exploited by others. She was then presented with a cheque of €900 which the 5th and 6th class pupils had raised during Lent by holding a fundraising skipathon. She commended the pupils for their great work and told them that she would put the money to good use helping people less well off than ourselves in other parts of the world. Sr. Siobhan brought a number of interesting items from Africa which were then raffled among the pupils.

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Niamh Duggan who received the Gerard Healy Sports Award from Briege Corkery at St. Mary's Catherine Mc Auley Awards ©An Scoil

Sunflowers in Bealnamorrive

Motorists passing through Bealnamorrive early on the morning of Friday May 29th were startled to see a hundred orange balloons forming an arch in front of the local school, and the car park adorned with dozens of large flowers cut from sheets of plywood. Painted orange with a black centre, each one carried a message written by a pupil at the school, Ballyvongane NS. The messages were simple and they shared a common theme – moving towards positive mental health.
The school has recently been awarded an Amber Flag, in recognition of extra work being carried out at the school to promote positive mental health. A committee made up of the teachers Cyril Lovett and Michelle Dennehy, parents Anne McSweeney, Marcella McCarthy, Ger Buckley, Sheila Twohig and Erica Kelleher, and children from the senior classroom – Emma O'Sullivan, Conor Lucey, Joanne Scully, Ciara Buckley and Darragh McCarthy – has held regular meetings since February to work through the designated steps towards being awarded the flag. One of the key elements of the Amber Flag programme is holding a Positive Mental Health day, and that's what was happening on Friday May 29th. Local artist Natalie Stevenson had prepared enough flowers for everyone, and each child chose a key message to write on their own one. Ballyvongane Special Needs Assistant Bríd Daly helped paint the messages which included: - 'Let your light shine', 'Never never never give up', 'Smile and others will smile with you', 'Never say 'I can't', say 'I'll try',' 'Believe in yourself', ' Never let anyone dull your sparkle', 'Do one thing every day that makes you smile'.
Activities for the Amber Flag day included an energetic training session with local athletics coach Mike O'Sullivan from Ballinagree. When rain clouds threatened, the fun moved indoors where he led all the children in a lively dance workshop. The younger children had all brought their favourite teddy bears to school and they took them outdoors for a picnic to mark the occasion. Everyone wore something orange or had their face painted (again by Bríd Daly) to reflect the happy theme. Ballyvongane learning support teacher Richard Swan gave an art lesson to the senior children and their parents, during which everyone got a chance to do some painting. Siobhan Spillane from Ballinagree, who works with Macroom Nutrition Club, gave a talk about healthy eating. She gave the children tips about making small changes towards a healthier diet, cutting out unhealthy foods as much as possible and drinking more water.
Then Bealnamorrive's own local heroine, Cork county dual player and captain of the ladies football team Briege Corkery, came to lend her support to the Amber Flag initiative. She praised the school for taking this on, and said it was something that all schools should be doing. Her advice to the children was to find out what made them happy and be sure to do it. She said that mental health was the key to everything, and being happy in yourself was the first step to success in life. She also asked the children to take opportunities to boost other people's spirits, particularly elderly people who might be feeling low, or people who were sick. Then, without further ado, she hoisted the Amber Flag on one of the flagpoles outside the school, a testament to the commitment Ballyvongane NS has made to promoting positive mental health in the school and in the wider community.

ACR Community Council

The new members of Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane (ACR) Community Council met on 27 May for the first time since election. The council members include Siobhan O'Keeffe, Dan Twomey, John O'Sullivan, Conor McSweeney and Aiden Ronan, who represent the Aghabullogue area. Representing the Coachford area are: Mairead Ní Bhuachalla, Bernie Riordan, Martha McCaffery. Jeremiah O'Sullivan, Peter Dineen, Pat Kiely and Doug Lucey. Representing the Rylane area are: Joanne Lyons, Norma Walsh, Sean Buckley, Nigel Dennehy and Vincent Carroll. The first order of business by the new grouping was to elect officers for the coming year. After a discussion of roles, the following officers were elected: Chairperson - Mairead Ní Bhuachalla; Vice Chairperson - Norma Walsh; Secretary - Joanne Lyons; Treasurer - Nigel Dennehy and Public Relations Officer - Doug Lucey. The meeting went on to discuss items of local concern and high on the list were the ongoing issues of lack of a proper sewage treatment plant in Coachford, and a proper footpath in Rylane. The council also discussed the Village Design Statements, Tidy Towns, School bus service from Rylane to Coachford and the workings of the Heritage Committee. The next Community Council meeting is planned for June 24th.
The Community Council would also like to thank the previous officers and members for their work and contributions during the past four years and all of those who helped along the way. They would also ask all members of the community and businesses to lend their support to the new members as they strive to make our locality an even better place in which to live, work and socialise.

Coachford Updates

Major Mayor Award Winners. Congratulations to Inniscarra Lake Tourism Development Company (ILTDC ), the people who developed the Coachford Greenway. Last week they were honoured by the Mayor of Cork and Cork county council for their trojan work in developing the facility, winning the Community and Voluntary award for Cork South. The Mayor, Cllr. Alan Coleman praised the ILTDC for their belief in the project, the manner in which they set about achieving their goal and the way in which they delivered the finished product. On accepting the award, Tommy Lawton of the ILTDC professed himself delighted on behalf of all involved. The number of overseas anglers visiting the facility since the Greenway opened is ever on the increase and hundreds of walkers and runners are using the Greenway on a daily and weekly basis. John and Siobhan Hogan were equally deserving of a nomination for all the community work that they have carried out over the years. The wish of the Community Council now is that a proper link from the village to the amenity would be provided and that the footpath from the GAA pitch will be improved and added to.
Coachford Autumn Festival 2015. Plans for the 6th Autumn Festival are well underway and some new events have been added to the programme. Due to the success of last year's 'Voice of the Festival ' a junior voice competition will be held on Thursday August 13th. The competition is open to those under 16years of age. The 'Coachford Five Mile Road Race', on Friday, August 14th, will follow the same route as the two previous years. The organisers, Broomhill Vintage Club, are expecting an increase in the number of female athletes this year. The most successful adult 'Voice of the Festival' competition, in association with Aghabullogue GAA, takes to the stage on Saturday night, August 15th in the GAA Hall. Those wishing to take part must get a business to nominate them. Sunday will see all the activities take place in the GAA grounds and this year 'The Lee Valley Fittest Family Challenge' will be one of the new events set to entertain the crowds and 'Sheep Racing', 'Egg throwing', 'Dunk Tank' , 'Vintage Show', 'Face Painter', 'Model Toy show', and 'Children's Sports' will all return as well as some new side shows. Watch this space!
To date Coachford Autumn Festival and Broomhill Vintage Club have raised over €28,000 for charity and local groups - to Suicide Aware, Macroom Community Hospital, Care of the Aged, Sullane Haven sheltered accommodation, St. Vincent de Paul, Coachford Tidy Towns, Coachford Christmas Lights and Coachford Foróige. Tadgh Murphy Chairperson Broomhill Vintage Club said that there are easier ways of raising money but the festival is also something in which the community can get involved and enjoy. It is one of the finest in the county and remains a family festival, suitable for everyone. He requested that more people get involved in helping to run the festival over the four days
Camps Galore. There will be no excuses for being bored in Coachford this summer as three Summer camps have been announced. Firstly, Activity Summer Camp in Coachford College from June 29th to July 3rd is organised and run by Michael Horan and John Flynn, teachers in Coachford N.S.. Children are divided in two age groups, (5-6 year olds and 7-13 year olds). Activities include; Volleyball. Athletics, Indoor bowls, Dodge ball, Scavenger Hunt, Table Tennis, Obstacle Course, Olympic handball, and much more. Contact 087 3461831 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Secondly, Aghabullogue GAA CÚL Camp is taking place in Coachford from July 6th to July 10th. The camp caters for children from 6-13 years and costs €55 per child. Further information and rates for additional family members are available from Maura at 086-6079211. You can also book online at http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Last up is the FAI Summer School Soccer camp July 13th to 17th at Coachford AFC grounds in the Glebe Coachford for children 6 to 14. Every year boys and girls from all around the Coachford area and of all abilities turn out to enjoy five days of fun and football. It starts at 10.30am and runs until 3pm and costs €65. Each child will receive a full official Sports World FAI Summer Soccer Schools kit, ball, and backpack .You can book online at www.summersoccerschools.ie or by ringing 1890 653 653 Booking for all camps is advisable as these fill up fast.

Muskerry Special Olympics Club

Four of the fantastic athletes of Muskerry Special Olympics Club travelled to Castleisland on June 6 for the Kerry Special Olympics Fun day. The athletes, Michael O'Donoghue, Kevin O'Donoghue, Eoghan O'Sullivan and Ciara Dineen, had a superb day. They competed in the 100m, 200m and the 4 x 100m relay and all finished in the top three in all events. They also took part in the fun games like egg and spoon, obstacle course, welly throwing, tennis and connect 4. The volunteers and coaches were delighted with all four athletes and were very proud of them. It was great to see the excitement on the athletes' faces when they were presented with their medals. We would like to thank all the clubs in Kerry especially Kerry Stars who allowed our club to join them in their fun day. The banter between the athletes and the volunteers was fantastic and the barbeque finished off the wonderful fun day we all enjoyed. We would like to wish all the Muskerry Special Olympic athletes who are competing on Saturday next the 13th of June in CIT the very best of luck.

Macra Matters

Aghinagh Macra. Is holding a 5k fun run/ walk and Know your neighbour evening on Sunday June 14th in the Laine Bar. Sign in is at 2pm, with race starting at 3pm, followed by the know your neighbour evening at 4.30pm. All money raised will go to local boy, Donagh Murphy Kingston. There will be prizes for the top three male and female finishers and a beautiful Perpetual Cup for male and female winners. There will also be prizes for best male and female under 16 and first walker home. Our know your neighbour evening will consist of a free BBQ, open air music by the Hillbillies and the famous water dunk tank, bouncing castle and much more.

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Oíche Chéimnithe i Coláiste Ghobnatan, Rang na hArdteiste 2015. ©Nora Ní Luasa

Heritage News

Ireland 2016 is a year-long programme of activity, in which everyone is invited to participate, to commemorate the events of the 1916 Rising, to reflect on our achievements as a democratic state over the last 100 years and to look towards Ireland's future. The national programme, which was announced by the government on 31 March, includes seven strands; State Ceremonial; Historical Reflection; An Teanga Bheo/ The Living Language; Youth and Imagination; Cultural Expression; Community Participation; Global and Diaspora.
The Community Participation strand is being led by local authorities across the country and Cork County Council is currently involved in drafting a Programme for the upcoming Centenary. This programme is being prepared by Cork County Council's All-Party 1916 Centenary Commemorative Committee and a County Coordinator has also been appointed, responsible for coordinating the local programme. Whether you are a member of a local historical society, sports club, amateur drama club or community group, or even if this is something that is purely a personal interest, this is an opportunity to share ideas, pool resources and be part of the creation of a unique and distinctive local programme to mark Ireland 2016.
Cork County Council held open meetings in Clonakilty, County Hall, Midleton and Fermoy in early June, with short advance notice. It is also seeking written submissions from interested parties with suitable ideas, events and suggestions for commemorating 1916. Closing date for receipt of said submissions is Friday 19th June at 4.00pm, to be sent to: Conor Nelligan, 'Ireland 2016' Cork County Coordinator, Cork County Council, Floor 3, County Hall, Cork or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Groups seeking financial aid for appropriate commemorative events and projects can apply for Cork County Council's 1916 Commemorative fund (details to be announced shortly). This funding will be made available to support a number of initiatives and events for 2016. It is anticipated that the full list of supported projects will be announced by the end of September and the call for submissions for said funding will be posted shortly on Cork County Council's heritage website – http://www.corkcoco.ie/heritage. There are also other forms of funding that may arise during the year and that may be tailored for 2016 projects. These will be listed on the heritage website of Cork County Council
Details of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme are available at www.ireland.ie. A Working Document with a background to Cork and 1916 as well as a summary of the National 2016 Agenda is available to view by clicking here One can also follow Ireland 2016 on Facebook and Twitter: #ireland2016 #eire2016.
Upcoming Events. The Dennis Dinneen Photographic Exhibition is currently on display in the Boole Library, UCC and will remain on display until June 27th. For more information click here.
The 61st O'Mahony Clan Gathering will be held at Coolcower House, Macroom, Friday 19th to Monday 22nd June. For further information visit the O' Mahony Society Website by clicking here. The world's largest Battle Scene of the Battle of Waterloo is currently on display at the Toy Solider Factory in Kilnamartyra. For more info see www.toysoliderfactory.ie.

Gerard McSweeney Memorial Run

The late Gerard McSweeney was a founding member of the Muskerry Vintage Club and a great vintage enthusiast. A true gentleman, until his last days Gerard attended events in one of his own cars or when not well enough, with fellow club members or family. During 2014 RTE contacted the Muskerry Vintage Club about the making of a documentary on people's passions, one episode on which they wanted to focus on Vintage cars/ Clubs. Several people were interviewed throughout the summer of 2014 and a short run from Ballyvourney to Gougane Barra and back was organised for mid-June. Fortunately, Gerard was interviewed but sadly passed away and was laid to rest the day before the run.
In appreciation of Gerard's commitment to the Muskerry Vintage Club and to honour his dedication to the vintage scene as a whole, the Club has decided to hold the Run annually. So if you're free on Saturday June 20th why not come along to the first Annual Gerard McSweeney Memorial Run. Registration, which is free, will be at the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney from 1.00pm, (Refreshments available). Cars will be parked in the school carpark adjacent to the hotel. The cars will depart at 2.30pm sharp. Leaving Ballyvourney they will make their way via Renaniree and Inchigeela to the mid-way stop at Gougane Barra. The run will return to the Abbey Hotel via Renaniree and Coolea. There will be an optional meal at a cost of €18.50 after the run for those wishing to avail of it. For further details contact Lar 087 2268752. or the clubs Facebook page.

Macroom 200 Years Ago

Parish of Macromp by Rev. Simeon Davies Junior, Protestant Rector of Macroom 1796 – 1830. Report for Mason's Parochial Survey 1814 – 1819. Part V
The Education and Employment of Children
The education of the children of this parish has been miserably neglected in times past, but latterly, they have schools of some kind or other in every ploughland, where the children are taught to spell, read and often to write and cipher. Their employment in general is to assist their fathers in little offices of husbandry as soon as the boys are able to handle the spade or shovel, or to mind the cattle and prevent their going astray. The females learn early to spin worsted and knit stockings, for which they find a ready market in the town. There is not a public school in the town or parish but several petty ones, mostly very low, on no regular plan, the expense very trifling, from one to two shillings a quarter. Since the death of a very worthy man who was parish schoolmaster here for more than 30 years, the Incumbent has found it impossible to provide a regular Protestant schoolmaster, though he has frequently offered a salary as far as he could afford. The neighbouring clergy are in the same predicament. However, he hopes to be able to provide one. At present the clerk of the parish does the best he can to make up for this deficiency. As for the children of the gentlemen or better sort of people of the town, they are always sent to public schools, of which there are several excellent ones in different parts of the county and city of Cork. Every summer, for six months, the Protestant children are catechised by the Incumbent in church after divine service, to the number of twelve or more. There are no endowments of any kind in the parish, no public library, nor any collection of manuscripts or documents relating to Ireland or elsewhere.
State of Religious Establishment, Tithes etc.
The vicarage of Macromp is in the gift of the Bishop of the diocese, whose residence is at the See-house in the town of Cloyne and county of Cork. There is one parish church which is situated at the west end of the town, on the top of a hill over the river Sillane, and presents a handsome object to the strangers entering the town from Kerry. It is a large old building, with a steeple but no spire. There is also a good large chapel at the east end of the town, which is numerously attended every Sunday; in it Mass is celebrated twice and not infrequently, thrice a day, as the town and parish are almost entirely of the Roman Catholic persuasion, and the number of Protestants few in comparison. There is no other place of public worship in this parish than the church and chapel just mentioned.
The glebe of Macromp is the smallest throughout the whole diocese of Cloyne; probably it has been curtailed by the neighbouring property at different times, as frequently has occurred in many parts of this kingdom. It at present consists of only about four acres of land, of which two are very good at the top of the hill, the other two are on a perpendicular hill down to the river and not worth much. There are also some cabins on the glebe, which let for a few pounds a year; there is no glebe-house. The state of tithes in this parish is (as is usual throughout the country) going on well; the general price here as follows: Potatoes 15s the English acre; Wheat 12s ditto; Barley the same; Oats 10s 10d ditto; Meadow 6s 6d ditto. N.B. No tithe for flax, sheep or lambs. The people generally take their tithes out; if not, the proctor finds a ready sale for them among the tradesmen of the town.

To be concluded.


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Pictured at a Gala Staff Reunion at the Castle Hotel in Macroom in 2011 to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee are Gerard, Margaret, Margaret and Don Buckley. © Diane Cusack

Hosts of the Town

The award winning Castle Hotel is situated in the centre of Macroom and it is at the heart of the social fabric of the area. The hotel and its development represent what is best about the town and environs. For many outsiders, and those passing through, The Castle Hotel is Macroom. Don and Gerard Buckley, and their families, own and manage the hotel and have brought it to its present state of excellence.
In April 1951 Dan Buckley arrived in Macroom, off the bus, his sole possessions being two suitcases and a greyhound. His father, Tim, the proprietor of the Arbutus Hotel, Killarney, had gone guarantor for his son, and helped Dan to secure a loan which enabled him to buy Ronan's Hotel on Macroom's Main Street - a 'roomed boarding house' with a bar. The name was changed to The Castle Hotel, the title coming from the nearby Castle.
Dan married Maureen Sheehan, Whitechurch, whom he had met in Killarney where Maureen had been a secondary school teacher. She often commented that, on her first night in Macroom, she could hear the cockroaches cracking under her feet! A far cry from the present Castle Hotel!
Dan and Maureen settled well into Macroom. Life moved at a slower pace. There was little traffic going through the town, often just a few horses and carts passing to the creamery. The arrival of the Ballyvourney bus was a highlight – The Castle Hotel was the official stop. Dan Vaughan held 'court' in his barber shop across the street, with 'Knockie' Cronin, Seánie Sullivan and others dropping in; Jack Neville might have been opening his butcher's shop and Dan Buckley, standing at his front door, surveyed the scene. Their first son, Gerard, was born in 1954, and was followed by Declan and Don.
Business grew over the years and so did the hotel. Don joined his parents in the business in 1976 and married Margaret O'Leary from the nearby Victoria Hotel in 1987. They have three children. Gerard joined Don in the hotel in 1983 and married Margaret Crowley, a teacher from Killarney. They have five children. Both Margarets play major roles in the running of the hotel.
From a ten roomed boarding house, the hotel first grew to 16 rooms, then 26, then 42, and now, after the purchase of Mescal's, into a 60-room 4 Star Hotel with a leisure centre, and a conference centre that has banqueting facilities for 200 guests. Many awards have been garnered. The hotel won a 'Best Customer Care Award' in 2014 and a, 'Best Carvery' in Munster and Ireland', 2014/ 2015', and is in Trip Advisor's top 25 hotels in Ireland. These achievements are won through hard work and a talented and dedicated staff. Don reckons that about 2,000 people have worked for the hotel since 1980. One 'graduate' is currently General Manager of the Park Hotel, Kenmare (owned by Francis and John Brennan of 'Are You Being Served' fame) and another is Manager of Jury's Hotel, London. The last expansion was completed in 2001 and business has grown dramatically. Don feels that since 2008, the recession has made people more realistic, and appreciative of the many good things we have in Macroom.
As well as their busy working and family lives, Don and Gerard continue their interest in sport. Don is a member of Macroom GAA Club. His wife Margaret is chairperson /trainer with the lady footballers . Rory, their son, has won All-Ireland U-21 and Junior medals with Cork and this year, is captain of Muskerry senior footballers. Gerard played football for Macroom for many years and was a member of the 1982 county-winning Intermediate team, captained by the late Tom Creedon. He also won a Captain's Prize at Macroom Golf club.
Dan Buckley brought a greyhound with him from Killarney in 1951. The Buckley brothers maintain that interest. They built a greyhound breeding facility in Gortyleahy in 2005 and it is doing well. They have had many winners over the years. Don, who is on the board of Cork Greyhound Track, owned a winner in Clounanna, Clonmel, the 'Cheltenham' of greyhound racing.
The Buckleys lost their father in 1993, and Maureen died in 2005; she was privileged to witness the great development of the hotel. Both must be very pleased, when they 'look down', and see what a wonderful facility the Castle Hotel is, and they must be very proud of its contribution to the commercial, cultural and sporting activity of the area.

By Con Kelleher.

Folláin Doubles Up

Folláin Traditional Irish Preserves will open a new, energy efficient facility in Ballyvourney, West Cork in August and will double its staff from 20 to 40 employees over the next five years. The total investment is worth in excess of €2 million and the expansion will allow the company to grow its capacity by 100%, add a more specialised production line and also branch into new unique product offerings. Folláin has been producing fresh fruit marmalades, jams, relishes and chutneys with 100% natural ingredients since 1983. The family run business prides itself on its premium products and is centred on a philosophy of wholesomeness and a commitment to honest food made with the purest ingredients to hand. This, according to Máirín Ó Lionaird, who founded the company and runs it with her husband, Peadar, will not change. The new facility will have two production lines that will enable Folláin to produce premium food products made with natural ingredients on a larger scale and also, to bring new innovative specialist products to the market. The new facility will be developed further to serve as a visitor centre, where people can view the production process in an interactive way and a coffee shop where Folláin will trial new products and serve local produce. Folláin has always been an important part of the community in Ballyvourney and the new facility has been designed in such a way that it's both sustainable and in keeping with its natural environment. It plans to use gas as its energy source and install heat exchangers to enable the recovery of energy.
Folláin products are available from Tesco, SuperValu, Dunnes Stores, independent outlets and fine food shops nationwide.

Cork Bike Week

Cork Bike Week runs from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st of June. With over 40 events scheduled throughout Cork, there is something to suit all ages and abilities including leisure cycles with local clubs and groups, fun games, cycle training, bike buddies promotions, a mystery history tour, a cycling photography competition, lunch time cycles and school events spread throughout Cork City and County. Events begin on Friday evening, with a family fun cycle organised by Valley Wheelers Cycling Club from Ballingeary to Inchigeelagh, which includes a picnic with light refreshments in Inchigeelagh. Another highpoint of the week's schedule is sure to be the National Cycle to Work/ School Day which will take place on Wednesday the 17th of June. For those with a sharp eye for photography, a new competition is included in the week long celebration. Photographs can be taken anywhere in Cork City or County and must have a cycling related theme that captures the beauty, adventure, fun, diversity and inspirational nature of cycling in Cork. Schools from all corners of the city and county will be organising fun events that will encompass cycle days, bling your bike, arts and crafts, cycle training, and much more.
National Bike Week was launched in 2009 to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport and physical activity. The initiative was developed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and continues to grow each year.


The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Monte

Dorset 1933: Grace Hamblin is an only child, daughter of the beekeeper on a large country estate. When her father dies unexpectedly she is left alone, longing for the man she loves whom she knows she can never have.
Massachusetts 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie is in love. Jasper is a singer in a rock band on the brink of stardom but tragedy strikes and he must return home to England. He promises to return for Trixie one day if she will wait for him.
Mother and daughter are searching for love .To find what they are longing for they must confront the past and unravel lies told long ago.

Available from Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop price 9.99.

Sports Mad


Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2 (First Round Losers)

St Finbarr's v Blackrock

Youghal v Killeagh

Glen Rovers. v Carrigtwohill

Sarsfields v Bishopstown

Divisions/Colleges Section

Round 2 Duhallow v Carrigdhoun. UCC v Imokilly

4th round – open draw. 16 teams, 8 first rd. winners plus 4 second round winners plus 2 third round winners plus two from Divs./Colleges section.

Qualifiers to date: Douglas, Ballyhea, Na Piarsaigh, Midleton, Ballymartle, Erin's Own, Newtownshandrum, Bride Rovers – all 1st round winners.

Senior Football

Round 2

Carbery Rangers 1-7 Clyda Rovers 0-8

O'Donovan Rossa 2-15 Clonakilty 0-10

Ilen Rovers 1-19 St Nicholas 1-11

St Finbarrs 0-11 Aghada 0-8

Round 3

Clyda Rovers v Aghada

Clonakilty v St Nickolas

Divisions/Colleges Section

Round 2

MUSKERRY v Duhallow at MACROOM, Tuesday 16th May, 7.45pm.

UCC v Beara at Dunmanway, June 19th.

4th round – open draw. 16 teams, 8 first round winners plus 4 second round winners plus 2 third round winners plus last remaining two from Divs./Colleges.

Twelve qualifiers to date: Valley Rovers, Castlehaven, Bishopstown, Newcestown, Nemo Rangers, Douglas, BALLINCOLLIG, Doheny's,(all round one winners) and Carbery Rangers, O'Donovan Rossa, Ilen Rovers, St Finbarr's.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Round 2 (1st Rd. losers)

Kanturk v Bandon,

Tracton v Kilworth

Carrigaline v Valley Rovers,


Round 4 Qualifiers to date:

Mallow, Courcey Rovers, Newcestown, Castlelyons, Ballinhassig, Watergrasshill, Fermoy, Blarney – all 1st round winners.

Premier Intermediate Football

Round 2

MACROOM 1-10 Nemo Rangers 1-9

Bantry Blues 2-8 Na Piarsaigh 0-6

Newmarket 2-14 GRENAGH 0-10

Castletownbere 2-13 BALLINORA 3-9

Round 3 Two winners to rd. 4, two losers to relegation play off.

Nemo Rangers v Na Piarsaigh

Grenagh v Ballinora

Round 4 14 to qualify – 12 to date: Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Mallow, Carrigaline, Naomh Abán, Éire Óg, Kiskeam, St Vincents, St Michaels,(all round one) and Macroom, Bantry Blues, Newmarket and Castletownbere (all round two).

Macroom 1 – 10 Nemo Rangers 1 – 9 aet.

A spirited Macroom left their first round form far behind them when they had the narrowest of victories over Nemo Rangers at a very wet Carraigadrohid in the 2nd round of the county premier intermediate football championship. Macroom were short Fintan Goold and at least three other injured regulars, but they played with grim determination on this occasion and after surviving an unsettled opening period they simply tore into the city side for the remainder of the very combative encounter. They came from two points in arrears with only as many minutes to go in normal time to draw level and then in extra time went four points clear before Nemo struck for a late goal to leave only the narrowest of margins between the teams when the final whistle blew.
Nemo had opened the scoring after two minutes and Macroom had kicked three bad wides before Nemo increased their lead in the 10th minute. Another Nemo point followed in the 15th minute as Macroom, playing with the wind, continued to kick wides and supporters were beginning to wonder were they in for another bad night. David Goold at last was on target with a point from a free in the 17th minute but Nemo countered with a point immediately. Five minutes later Michael Cahill saved Macroom when he took a ball off the goal line and then in the 25th minute Macroom got the break they needed when Philip Corrigan's shot for a point hit the upright and fell kindly for David Goold who turned and blasted to the Nemo net from close range to bring Macroom level at 1-1 to 0-4. This goal was a massive boost for Macroom and they never looked back subsequently. Philip Corrigan and Gerard Angland were showing the way, winning dirty ball around midfield and in defence Rory Buckley, despite being hampered by an injury, and Michael Cahill were outstanding in breaking up the Nemo attacks. A minute from half time Ciarán Murphy kicked Macroom into the lead for the first time and in injury time, Ger Angland set up Philip Corrigan for another point to leave Macroom ahead at the break by 1-3 to 0-4 (having kicked nine wides!) and in the game with every chance of ultimate victory.
The second half was a dour struggle in which possession had to be hard fought for. Nemo got off to a perfect start and were on level terms with two points within two minutes but Macroom defence tightened again and the ensuing stalemate was finally broken by a 47th minute point from a David Goold free for Macroom, after John Murphy was fouled. Back came Nemo with a second point from their centre back Shane Martin and the Capwell side went back in front in the 51st minute with a point from a free. A promising Macroom attack ended with Sean Kiely driving the ball low but narrowly wide from close range and when Nemo pointed another free in the 56th minute to go two points clear things looked bad for Macroom. They did not submit however and a minute from time Nemo lost centre back Martin to a black card and David Goold held his nerve to point the free and narrow the gap to a single point. The equaliser followed in the 61st minute when hard working John Murphy set up hid brother Olan who popped the ball over the bar from close range and forced the game into extra time.
In extra time Macroom dominated. David Goold kicked a magnificent point from a sideline ball after two minutes, the only score of the opening half, and Nemo then lost a forward to a red card after an off-the-ball incident. Macroom's Ger Angland had to leave the field after a bad clash of heads with a reckless Nemo tackle, and Tony Dineen, who had been substituted earlier, returned to the fray and was to play a major role in his side's victory. A minute into the final ten minute extra time period Dineen took a pass from substitute Andrew Hegarty and fired over a point, and Nemo Rangers then lost a second player to a red card, an indication of their growing frustration and uncharacteristic indiscipline.. Macroom defender Eoin O'Mahony came forward to shoot a point three minutes from time and when Tony Dineen then took another pass from Hegarty to fire over a glorious point two minutes later it seemed Macroom were safely home. In a late Nemo attack however a high ball into the Macroom goalmouth was fisted to the net to leave only a point between the teams but Macroom survived and so could celebrate and look forward to a good run in what is a very competitive championship.
Scorers: Macroom: D Goold 1-4 (0-3f, 0-1sl), T Dineen 0-2, C Murphy, P Corrigan, O Murphy, E O'Mahony 0-1 each.
Macroom: James O'Connell: Michael Cahill, Eoin O'Mahony, Rory Buckley: Alan Quinn, Sean Kiely, David Cotter: Philip Corrigan, James Quinlan: Tony Dineen, Ciarán Murphy, Gerard Angland: Olan Murphy, David Goold, John Murphy. Subs: Don Creedon (44), Emmett Quinlan (56). Extra time: Tony Dineen (6), Andrew Hegarty and Michael Browne (both ht.), C Murphy (18 et.)

Grenagh 0-10 Newmarket 2-14

Grenagh failed to come quickly out of the traps in this game and fell so far behind early on, they never really recovered though they did show flashes of potential in the third quarter. A goal from an in-form Newmarket centre forward Conor O'Keeffe helped his side to a 1-5 to nil lead after only ten minutes and at the break the Duhallow men were leading by 1-8 to 0-4 and in comfortable control. Grenagh mounted a spirited rally on the resumption and had Newmarket on the back foot for a period with Tom Kenny and Gerry Russell driving them on and DD Dorgan lethal from free kicks. However, Newmarket steadied the ship, got a few points at the three quarter stage and were then in control to the finish.
Grenagh will be happy their hurlers are safely through to the fourth round of the intermediate championship as it will allow the footballers to concentrate on the up coming 'last chance saloon' third round clash with Ballinora.

Grenagh scorers: DD Dorgan 0-8 (0-6 frees), G Russell (free) and U Duggan 0-1 each.

Grenagh: Martin Barry: Michael Lehane, Raymond Dorgan, Kevin O'Neill: Liam Donovan, Niall Doherty, Shane Dorgan: Tom Kenny, Gerry Russell: Tadgh Walsh, Conor Fitzgerald, Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan: C O'Neill, John Russell, Ultan Duggan. Subs: Jack Murphy, Graham Murphy, Peter McSweeney.

Castletownbere 2 – 13 Ballinora 3 – 9

This was a fine gutsy performance from Ballinora who had entered the fray as rank outsiders but who really threw down the gauntlet to the Beara men in what was a marvellously entertaining game of football played on an immaculate surface. It was a pity that there had to be a loser but Ballinora do get a final chance in round three of advancing.
It seemed that all would go according to pundits predictions in the opening quarter as Castletown with the strong wind were dominating. Conor Murphy opened the scoring with a 3rd minute Ballinora point but then three minutes later, Dave Fenton blasted to the Ballinora net. Two points for Castletown followed to open up a four point gap after 12 minutes. The game now took a sudden and unexpected turn when in a Ballinora attack, the ball was spilled by the 'Town defence and Dylan Dineen was on hand to grab and fire to the empty net. Conor Brosnan pointed to level matters and in the 16th minute Pádraig Dineen advanced up the right wing, passed on to David O'Neill who fed Michel Murphy and the latter turned his marker and slotted home a second goal for Ballinora who now led by 2-2 to1-2.
Castletownbere were shooting wide upon wide, but had two points but back came Ballinora with a Michael Murphy point. In the 23rd minute a shock was a real possibility when the Mid Cork side had a third goal, a second for Dylan Dineen, at the end of another combined movement started in defence. Michael Murphy added a point in the 25th minute but crucially, Castletown cut the deficit by two points just before the break.
Three points in a row for the Beara had levelled the scores by the 42nd minute. Castletown were now driving forward at every opportunity and Ballinora appeared on the rack but to their great credit they rallied and hit back with three points in a row, Conor Murphy, Colin O'Shea and Ben Ahern providing the finish and it was 3-7 to 1-10 with ten minutes remaining. Castletown got a lucky break when a shot went across the face of the Ballinora goal but finished in the top corner of the net with the goalkeeper stranded. 'Town added a point to go back in a lead, a lead they were not to lose to the finish and doubled their advantage with a point in the 53rd minute but Michael Murphy pointed a Ballinora free in reply. Gary Murphy punched over what was to prove to be the winning point for Castletown the 59th minute, Michael Murphy had another point from a free in reply in injury time. The final whistle followed but Ballinora even in defeat can be very proud of the display of their young team. .Ballinora had fine performers in sweeper David O'Neill, Gary O'Halloran, Alan O'Neill, Ben Ahern, Michael Murphy and Colin O'Shea.

Scorers: Ballinora: D Dineen 2-0, M Murphy 1-4 (0-2f), C Murphy 0-2, C Brosnan, C O'Shea and B Ahern 0-1 each.

Ballinora: Cathal O'Connor: Neil Walsh, Tim Crotty, Kevin O'Regan: Pádraig Dineen, Gary O'Halloran, Tomás McGrath: Ben Ahern, Alan O'Neill: Michael Murphy, Conor Brosnan, Dylan Dineen: Colin O'Shea, Conor Murphy, David O'Neill. Subs: Barry Crowley for McGrath (bc)(30), Daragh Holmes for D Dineen(46), Eoghan Lucey for P Dineen (52), Michael Hodge for A O'Neill (56).

Referee: Conor Lane, Banteer.

Intermediate Hurling

Round 1

A: Barryroe 1-7 Aghada 1-21

B: Ballygarvan 2-14 ÉIRE ÓG 2-13

C: Milford 0-16 Fr. O'Neill's 0-24

D: DRIPSEY 0-12 Meelin 3-13

E: Charleville 3-14 Argideen Rangers 2-10

F: Kildorrery 2-16 Castlemartyr 2-13

G: B'COLLIG 0-18 Kilbrittain 1-16


Round 2

Castlemartyr v Aghabullogue

ÉIRE ÓG v Argideen Rngrs.

BALLINCOLLIG 0-16 Barryroe 0-9

DRIPSEY v Milford

Round 3:Barryroe

Round 4: 14 teams. Qualifiers to date: Aghada, Ballygarvan, Fr O'Neill's, Meelin, Charleville, Kildorrery, Kilbrittain, Grenagh (all round one) and Ballincollig,

First Round:

Dripsey 0 – 12 Meelin 3 – 13

Dripsey got off to a bad start against the favourites Meelin and were always struggling to get back into live contention subsequently at Banteer. With wind advantage, Meelin got off to a fine start and an early goal was their reward. They led by 1-3 to nil before Dripsey got on the board, Diarmuid O'Riordan the scorer for Dripsey. A second goal for Meelin was a real body blow to Dripsey but in the second quarter the Lee Valley men really tore into Meelin and at half time had the deficit down to five points, 2-6 to 0-7, Diarmuid Riordan, Dean O'Sullivan and David O'Sullivan their scorers. On the restart, Dripsey had a further point from David O'Sullivan but Meelin hit back with two points and they then struck for a third goal in the 36th minute. It was 3-12 to 0-9 by the start of the final quarter but in fairness to Dripsey they kept their efforts up and had further points from Diarmuid O'Riordan and Mark O'Sullivan but they were never going to catch the Duhallow men at this stage.
Dripsey now face a tough assignment in Milford in round two.
Dripsey scorers: Diarmuid O'Riordan 0-7 (0-6frees and 0-1 '65'), David O'Sullivan 0-2, Mark O'Sullivan 0-2, Dean O'Sullivan 0-1.

Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley: John Carey, Conor Hayes, Aidan Murray: Mark O'Sullivan, Diarmuid O'Riordan: David O'Sullivan, Stevie Murray, Pádraig O'Riordan: David Buckley, Michael O'Riordan, Dean O'Sullivan. Subs: John O'Riordan (43), Shane Burke (51), Shane O'Riordan (51) and Shane Manley (56).

Grenagh 0 - 14 Aghabullogue 0 - 10

Grenagh came out on top in this Intermediate Hurling Championship local derby played at Ballyanly. The wet and slippery conditions made hurling difficult for both sides but Grenagh dominated the final quarter and emerged deserving winners.
There was very little to separate the teams in the opening half and they were level at 0-6 apiece at half time. Grenagh's Dean Dalton had opened the scoring but Aghabullogue enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges with Patrick Finnegan converting two frees while an excellent point from John Buckley left his side leading by 0-3 to 0-1. Grenagh were under serious pressure but Gerry Russell and Niall Doherty kept their side in the game with some outstanding defending. Grenagh's Sean Bourke had a point but Finnegan replied with points from a free and a smashing score from play. A converted free from Tom Kenny was followed by Finnegan landing his fifth point of the opening half and then Grenagh finished the opening half very strongly with scores from Kenny, Peter McSweeney and Ultan Duggan which left the teams level at halftime.
Grenagh had a glorious chance early in the second half but Dean Dalton's ground shot went wide of the posts. They maintained the pressure and Peter McSweeney converted a great chance before Tom Kenny pointed a long range free. Aghabullogue replied with a Donal Twomey score after a run by John Buckley. Patrick Finnegan levelled the scoring with another sweet strike but Kenny edged his side back in front in the battle of the free takers. Aghabullogue were very dependent on Patrick Finnegan for scores and the Grenagh half back line got stronger as the game progressed. Grenagh upped their intensity and Kenny was gifted two more frees as his side started to dominated proceedings. Aghabullogue reduced the gap to two points with a great strike from John Corkery with eight minutes remaining. Colm O'Neill landed an excellent point for the winners and Tom Kenny gave his side a four point cushion with five minutes remaining. Aghabullogue desperately sought a goal but a 25m free from Finnegan was stopped by the Grenagh defence and Grenagh were in control to the finish.
Aghabullogue play Castlemartyr in the second round – a difficult but not impossible assignment.
Scorers for Grenagh: T Kenny 0-7 (5f), P McSweeney, U Duggan 0-2 each, S Burke, D Dalton, C O'Neill 0-1 each. Scorers for Aghabullogue: P Finnegan 0-6 (5f), J Buckley, G Murphy, D Twomey, J Corkery 0-1 each.
Grenagh: Mark Kenny; Paul Sheehan, Raymond Dorgan, Kevin O'Neill; DD Dorgan, Gerry Russell, Niall Doherty; Tadgh Walsh, Seamus Cronin; Colm O'Neill, Tom Kenny, Ultan Duggan; Dean Dalton, Sean Bourke, Peter McSweeney. Subs: Conor Fitzgerald for D Dalton (42).
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley; Alan Hogan, Dan Twomey, Niall Barry-Murphy; Aidan Barry-Murphy, David O'Connell, Brian Buckley; Seán Kelleher, Niall Buckley; Donal Twomey, Patrick Finnegan, Greg Murphy; John Corkery, John Buckley, Ian Barry-Murphy. Subs: Michael Dennehy, Kevin Finnegan.

2nd Round:

Ballincollig 0 - 16 Barryroe 0 – 9

Ballincollig were clear winners of this second round clash at Brinny. The winners dominated the opening half and led at the break by 0-10 to 0-3 with Cian Dorgan and Conor Sexton outstanding in attack and Rory O'Doherty marvellous in defence. Barryroe improved in the second half but never got closer than six points to the winners.
Scorers for Ballincollig: Cian Dorgan 0-7, 0-3 frees, Conor Sexton 0-3, Ian Coughlan and Ciarán O'Sullivan 0-2 each, David Bowen and Robbie Burke 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: Noel Galvin, Liam Jennings, Shane Murphy: Rory O'Doherty, John P Murphy, Colin Moore: Ciarán O'Sullivan, Matt O'Leary : David Bowen, Ian Coughlan, Conor Sexton: Cian Dorgan, Stephen O'Donoghue, Robbie Burke. Sub: Colin O'Donovan.

Intermediate Football

Round 2

Kinsale 1-4 CILL Na MARTRA 4-11

Adrigole 3-7 Mitchelstown 2-15

Ballydesmond 0-14 Millstreet 0-13

Youghal 0-9 Glanmire 1-7

Round 3

Kinsale v Millstreet

Youghal v Adrigole

Round 4 – 14 teams

Qualifiers to date: Glanworth, Mayfield, Kildorrery, Ballydesmond, Aghabullogue, Glenville, Rockchapel, Fermoy (all round one winners) and Cill na Martra, Mitchelstown, Ballydesmond and Glanmire (round two).
Cill na Martra 4 – 11 Kinsale 1 – 4

Cill na Martra simply brushed the Kinsale challenge off the sodden pitch at Newcestown and served warning to all and sundry that they are back in live contention for ultimate honours. With Kinsale very poor and Cill na Martra in top form the outcome was never in doubt. Cill na Martra led by 1-6 to nil after a superb first quarter thanks to a goal from Martin Connors and points from Connors, Shane Dineen, Kevin Hoare, Tadgh Corkery, Dan Ó Duinnín and Mike Desmond and Kinsale managed two points before the break when Cill na Martra enjoyed a seven point lead. Martin Connors, Dan Ó Duinnín and Mike Desmond all added a goal apiece in the second half of an eminently forgettable match, played in a downpour to add to the Kinsale misery.
Cill na Martra scorers: M Ó Concuir 2-1, D Ó Duinnín 1-3, M Ó Deasúna 1-1, C Ó hUidhir, 0-2 (f), T Ó Corcora, S Ó Duinnín, N Ó Laoire and D MacLochlainn 0-1 each.

Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Marc Ó Goillí, Colm Ó Laoire, Danny Ó Conaill: Tadgh Ó Corcora, Graham Ó Mocháin, Antóin Ó Cuana: Miceál Ó Deasúna, Gearóid Ó Goillí: Donal Óg Ó Laoire, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Martín Ó Conchuir: Dan Ó Duinnín, Caoimhín Ó hUidhir, Shane Ó Duinnín. Subs: Daire MacLochlainn, Risteárd Ó hUidhir, Caoimhín Ó Suilleabháin.

U-21 'A' County Quarter Final

Inniscarra 0-8 Beara 1-8

The only goal of the game in the fifteenth minute was decisive in this very hard fought encounter at Aughaville. Inniscarra had started well with two points, Paul Farmer and Gerry Roche the scorers, but Beara came back with three points in a row. Tomás O'Connor then equalised for Inniscara but in the 15th minute Beara got in for the only goal of the game. Inniscarra replied with two points, per Sean O'Donoghue and Tomás O'Connor, Beara held a one point advantage, 1-3 to 0-5. Beara then had two more points, at half time it was 1-5 to 0-5 in their favour.
On the resumption the sides swapped points, Sean O'Donoghue scoring for Inniscarra who then had a goal disallowed. Beara added two further points to go five clear at the three quarter stage but Inniscarra hit back with points from O'Donoghue and Dave Carroll to leave only a goal between the teams with five minutes play remaining. Beara held out despite intense Inniscarra pressure.
Inniscarra: James Walsh: Cathal Griffin, Kevin O'Herlihy, Sean Lynch: Stephen Dornan, Gerry Roche, Jack O'Dwyer: Aaron O'Raw, Paul Farmer: Liam Collins, David Barry, Dave O'Keeffe: Sean Lynch, Sean O'Donoghue, Tomás O Connor. Subs: Dave O'Carroll, Adam O'Connell, Martin McCarthy, Jack Hayes.

Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

A. Whites Cross v LAOCHRA ÓG

B. Lough Rovers/Bantry Blues v Ballinacurra

C. Dromtarriffe v Killavullen

D. Lismire v Rathpeacon

E. Shanballymore bye

F. Araglin bye

G. Randal Óg bye


Round 4 Quarter-finals

(A) Whites Cross/LAOCHRA ÓG v (B) Lough Rovers/Bantry Blues/Ballinacurra

(C) Dromtarriffe/Killavullen v (D) Lismire/Rathpeacon

(E) Shanballymore v (F) Araglin

(G) Randal Óg v (H) UIBH LAOIRE

Round 3 county hurling championship draws at CCC meeting 16th June.

County Junior B Hurling

Laochra Óg 1 – 14 Lismire 1 – 11

No doubt about who was the outstanding player on the field at Banteer as Laochra centre forward 17 year old Brian Corcoran scored 1-13 of his side's total. After Lismire opened the scoring, Brian Corcoran shot over four points in a row but the play was became very even and the teams were level at 0-5 each at half time. A goal for Laochra just after the restart was a major boost to their chances and they added points from Corcoran and Gearóid Lucey. Lismire rallied well and pointed five frees in a row to narrow the gap to three points but Laochra then recovered their composure and added three further points to their tally. A late Lismire goal was a just reward for the Duhallow men's efforts.
Laochra Óg: D Lynch: C O'Leary, N Murphy, A O'Connell: N O'Shea, S Murphy, K Healy: D Healy, M Lyons: J Ring, B Corcoran, S Aynsley: K Lynch, G Lucey, I O'Riordan. Subs: D Casey, B Kearns, B O'Callaghan D Ó Meachar.

County Championship Hurling/Football Fixtures

Saturday June 13th
At Mayfield, IHC R2, Castlemartyr v AGHABULLOGUE, 7.00pm ET
At Ballyclough, IHC R2, DRIPSEY v Milford 7.30pm ET
At Ballyanley, J'B'HC R3, Whites Cross v LAOCHRA OG, 7.00pm
Sunday June 14th
At Páirc Uí Rinn: Munster S.F.C. SF Cork v Clare 3.30pm,
Munster J.F.C. SF Cork v Limerick 1:30pm
Tuesday June 16th At Macroom, SFC Divs/Colleges R 2: Duhallow v MUSKERRY, 7.45pm ET
Wednesday June 17th at Páirc Uí Rinn, Munster U-21 Hurling QF, Cork v Waterford 7:30pm
Thursday June 18th at Macroom, U-21'B' FC SF, CILL na MARTRA v Dromtarriffe, 7.30pm
Saturday June 20th at Ballygarvan, IHC R2, ÉIRE ÓG v Argideen Rangers, 7.30pm ET
Sunday June 21st at Páirc Uí Rinn, PIHC R2, INNISCARRA v Cloyne 2.00pm ET
PIFC R3, Grenagh v Ballinora

Munster Hurling Championship

Cork 1-21 Waterford 3-19

Waterford repeated their League Final victory over Cork when the teams clashed again in the Munster Senior Hurling semi-final at Thurles. Cork started well but after the opening Waterford goal, the Decies were the better side and played the better hurling. Cork must now try to progress through the Qualifiers. Cork intermediates did win their semi-final at the same venue against Waterford but unfortunately there was not one Mid Cork hurler on either Cork team, or panel. Jerry Linehan of Inniscarra was a selector with the Cork Intermediates who are of course reigning All Ireland champions.

Mid Cork Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

Round 3 qualifiers to date: Aghinagh, Blarney, Canovee, Inniscarra, Iveleary, Kilmichael and Kilmurry.

2nd Round (last chance) draw:

Dripsey v Éire Óg

Cill na Martra v Ballincollig

Donoughmore v Clondrohid

Naomh Abán – a bye

Quish's Super Valu Junior Football League Division 1

Played Won Drawn Lost Points

Kilmurry 5 4 0 1 8

Inniscarra 5 3 2 0 8

Aghinagh 5 4 0 1 8

Clondrohid 7 3 1 3 7

Canovee 7 3 0 4 6

Kilmichael 5 2 1 2 5

Donoughmore 7 2 1 4 5

Ballincollig 3 2 0 1 4

Iveleary 5 2 0 3 4

Blarney 5 1 1 3 3

Dripsey 4 0 0 4 0


Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling Championship

First Round:

Cloughduv 1-14 Ballincollig 0-12

Donoughmore 1-15 Kilmichael 1-9

Ballinora 1-20 Éire Óg 2-9

Blarney v Inniscarra

Gleann na Laoi – a bye

Donoughmore 1-15 Kilmichael 1-9
Donoughmore were just that bit better than last year's beaten finalists Kilmichael in this Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC 1st round game at Coachford and were clear and deserving winners. Kilmichael did not adequately avail of the benefits of the strong wind in the first half and Donoughmore got motoring early in the second half and then got on top in the final quarter.
Kilmichael played with the strong breeze in the opening period but they struggled to gain any meaningful possession early on. Donoughmore's Darren Lucey opened the scoring with a terrific score from play after seven minutes and then added a second moments later. Kilmichael opened their account through a neat strike from Shane Prendeville. Shane Healy and Kilmichael's Peter Kelleher exchanged points but then Donoughmore struck a major blow when a delivery from Stephen Looney was bundled over the line by Shane Sexton. Kilmichael kept battling hard for possession and a free from Peter Kelleher and a terrific point from Shane O'Donoughue reduced the gap to two points by the 24th minute. The exchanges became heated and a number of yellow cards were issued before Kilmichael's Peter Kelleher scored a great goal before adding a point to leave his side leading by 1-5 to 1-3 at the break.
On the resumption, Donoughmore got on top with two points from Shane Healy frees and one from play from Aidan O'Shea. Kilmichael's Conor Cotter kept his side in touch by converting a couple of scores from distance, Donoughmore matched these with points from the outstanding Shane Healy and Danny O'Shea, 1-8 to 1-7 in favour of Donoughmore now after 44 minutes. Three points in a two minute spell from Gearoid O'Rourke, Darragh O'Shea (f), and Darren Lucey really turned the game in Donoughmore's favour, Trevor Tobin pointed for Kilmichael in reply.
Donoughmore now had four points in a row from Danny O'Shea, Darren Lucey (2) and Shane Sexton which increased their lead to seven points. Kilmichael tried hard for goals in the closing stages and Peter Kelleher's penalty went over the crossbar for th final score of the game.
Scorers: Donoughmore: D Lucey 0-5, S Healy 0-4 (2f, '65), S Sexton 1-1, D O'Shea 0-3 (3f), A O'Shea, G O'Rourke 0-1 each. Kilmichael: P Kelleher 1-4 (3f), C Cotter 0-2 (2f), T Tobin, S O'Donoghue, S Prendeville 0-1 each.
Donoughmore: Kenneth Cullinane; Aidan Corkery, Conor Downing, Lawerence Barry; Mark Foley, Shane Healy, Stephen Looney; Aidan O'Shea, John O'Mahony; Shane Sexton, Conor Kelleher, William Murphy; Martin O'Connor, Darren Lucey, Darragh O'Shea. Subs: Gearóid O'Rourke (ht), Stephen O'Connor (38).
Kilmichael: Daniel Crowley; Kieran O'Leary, James O'Leary, Cathal Foley; Luke Hennigan, John O'Riordan, Brendan Cotter; Simon Foley, Colman Cotter; Shane Prendeville, Peter Kelleher, Finbarr Dromey; Darragh Foley, Shane O'Donoghue, Miceál Masters. Subs: Trevor Tobin (40), Cian Dromey, Paul O'Sullivan.
Referee: Mr. Willie Barrett (Aghabullogue).

Ballinora 1 - 20 Éire Óg 2 - 9
Ballinora comfortably defeated neighbours Éire Óg in this Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC first round contest at Cloughduv. The victors led by three points at halftime, faced a very strong breeze in the second half but completely dominated the remainder of the game with full forward David Howard really impressing.
Ballinora opened the scoring with a well taken point from Patrick Fitton. Former Lismore star David Howard registered his first point in the mid-Cork championship with a great effort from an acute angle. Éire Óg's Brian Hurley fired over two points to settle his side into the game. A well worked move involving Howard resulted in Jason Byrne billowing the net to give Ballinora hopes a major boost. Brian Hurley kept the Ovens side in touch with some very accurate free taking and Éire Óg were back in business when Donncha Kelly batted to the net after good work from Fintan Brennan. Ballinora replied through Howard who landed two frees which left Ballinora leading by 1-9 to 1-6 at the break.
On resumption, Howard landed two excellent points from play to set the tone for the second period. Ballinora completely took control in the third quarter despite playing against the wind with Michael Murphy finding his range while Darragh Holmes always dangerous. Éire Óg pressed forward in the final quarter and scored a consolation goal from a Hurley free while Ballinora's substitute Colin O'Shea got the final score to finish off an excellent team performance.
It was a good performance from Ballinora who look serious championship contenders on the evidence of this performance.
Scorers: Ballinora: D Howard 0-6(4f), J Byrne 1-0, P Fitton 0-5 (4f), D Holmes 0-4, M Murphy 0-3, C O'Shea 0-2. Éire Óg: B Hurley 1-7 (5f), D Kelly 1-0, C Hutchinson, J Twomey 0-1 each.
Ballinora: C Breathnach; K Greally, B Hourihan, D O'Neill; A O'Shea, C Brosnan, G O'Halloran; A O'Neill, D Dineen; M Murphy, J Byrne, P Fitton; B Murphy, D Howard, D Holmes. Subs: C O'Shea, J O'Regan, D Buckley, P Dineen.
Éire Óg: L Fouhy; A O'Flynn, A O'Herlihy, S Desmond; K O'Sullivan, C Hutchinson, L Murphy; D Sheehan, P Kirwan; J Twomey, D O'Flynn, F Brennan; D Kelly, C Kelly, B Hurley. Subs: G O'Flynn, J Malone, E Lyons, R McCarthy.
Referee: Mr John Horgan, Gleann Na Laoi.

Round 2: Ballincollig, Kilmichael, Éire Óg, Gleann na Laoi, Blarney or Inniscarra. The latter pair replay on 13 June and the second round draws will then be made.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Well done to the Junior A team who defeated Ballincollig in Clondrohid in the League on a scoreline of 1 10 to 7. Nice to have a win as they prepare for the next round of the championship v Donoughmore in Rusheen on June 27.
Clondrohid 4:05 - Lee Gaels 0:02.

Clondrohid u11s made it three wins from three matches with a fantastic victory in Clondrohid over the newly formed Lee Gaels (a combination of Gleann na Laoi and Dripsey). Clondrohid had few chances in the first half as a strong Lee Gael's defence stood firm. But some accurate shooting had Clondrohid leading at half time. The scores at the break were Clondrohid 1:02, Lee Gaels 0:01. Some excellent defending throughout laid foundations for many attacks and the ability of the team to score goals at vital stages once again got the team over the line. There were also some excellent points scored on the back of outstanding team build up play. The finishing score line is unkind to a strong Lee Gaels team who never gave up and played some lovely football until the final whistle.
Clondrohid's U12 team has been selected to play in the Munster Council Blitz in Croke Park on Tuesday June 30. They will be playing 3 games. Also included will be a Museum tour and a stadium tour. Further details to follow..
Clondrohid under 10 footballers travelled to Dromtarrife to play in the Brian Cronin Memorial Tournament. First up for them were Newmarket who they defeated on a scoreline of 7-04 to 1-01 with all the players outstanding. Next up was Aghinagh and again they played great football with a very young panel winning by 7-03 to 1-00. The last game was against Thomas Russell's who were physically a bigger team and we were defeated on a scoreline of 0-01 to 1-06. Well done to everyone who played and to the parents for travelling. Looking forward to next week when they play in the top competition for the cup.
Kellogg's Cúl Camp. Application forms will be available on Saturday morning during underage training in club shop. Registration can also be done online at www.Kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Laochra Óg

Well done to Brian Corcoran, who went on a scoring blitz in the recently played opening round on the County JBHC in Banteer. Brian scored 1 13 out of a tally of 1 14 and safely secured a win for Laochra Óg against Lismire. May 30 the U11 hurlers played Lee Gaels in Dripsey. Laochra Óg players took control form the throw in and notched up a few early scores which settled the whole side. Lee Gaels had a young side out and battled well but Laochra Óg had the edge and produced the scores. Great to see the younger members of the panel come on and playing so well. Well done to Darragh Fitzgibbon who came on at half back for his first hurling match and did very well. Final score Laochra Óg 7-5 to Lee Gaels 1-0. Thanks to parents and supporters for making the trip and team sponsors Astra Systems.
Fixtures: Thursday June 11 U14 hurling league Laochra Óg v Shamrocks venue to be confirmed at 7 30pm. Saturday June 13 Junior "B" County Championship Laochra Óg v Whitescross in Ballyanley at 7pm.

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Ovens N.S. Camogie team who won the Sciath na Scol recently. ©An Scoil

Canovee G.A.A.

Canovee played Aghinagh in the junior A football league in good conditions in Rusheen. Aghinagh started well with wind advantage and put a few early points on the board . Both teams then traded points through to half time, Canovee points coming from Mark Healy, Geaorid Lucey ,Paul Twomey and James Moynhian . Aghinagh led by nine points to five at half time . Canovee started the second half well and had narrowed the gap to two points with ten minutes to go. Aghinagh then found the net from close range but Canovee replied with a Mark Healy penalty. Aghinagh had the last point of the match to leave the final score Canovee 1.09 Aghinagh 1.12 . This game was very competitive with both teams playing in a positive fashion .Team Darren Shine . Daniel O Sullivan , Paul O Sullivan , Michael Quinlan Geaorid .Lucey, 0,01Michael Dunne , Blake Ring , Éamonn Lyons , Aidan Murphy ,Paul Twomey 0.01, Michael Deasy , Liam Kelleher , Conor Buckley , James Moynhian 0.03, Mark Healy 0.04 , sub Con Dunne.
Canovee 8.05 Kilmurry 1.02
On May 27th Canovee played Kilmurry in perfect conditions in the under 11 league . Canovee had a comfortable win , the goals been scored by Darren Moynihan 2, Tom Shorten 2, Ian o Sullivan 3, and Ryan Delaney.
Canovee 6-7 Fr. O'Neill's 1-1.On May 29th Canovee played Fr. O Neils in the first round of the Eastern Region Under 14 A championship at Carrigadrohid. Evan Dodd who opened the scoring for Canovee with a point and this was followed by another point from Jack Kelleher. Fr O Neill's then goaled. Canovee then took control of the game scoring 5-1 without reply with goals coming from Connor O Neill ( 2),Jason Riordan, Jack Kelleher and Evan Dodd to leave them leading at half time 5-3 to 1-0. In the second half Canovee continued to dominate and ran out easy winners Team: Jack O Connor, Ben Cheasty, Eoin McNabola, Dylan Delaney, Cian Cronin, Odhran O Driscoll, Diarmuid Nolan, Eoin Moynihan, Brian McNabola(1-0), Jason Riordan(1-0 ) Evan Dodd(1-1),Gavin Walsh, Connor O Neill(2-1), Jack Kelleher ( 1-3),Colm McCarthy ( 0-1 ).Subs used : Timmy O Connor, Daniel Browne (0-1),Conor Dodd, James Henessy, Connie O Riordan.
Canovee 3.18 Donoughmore 1.06. On May the 3rd Canovee played Donoughmore in the junior A football league. Canovee dominated this game from the start and were ahead at half time by 2.08 to 1.05 James Moynhian scoring the two goals while Darren Twomey, Con Dunne ,Aidan Moynihan and Michael Deasy all added points . In the second half, Aidan Moynihan added a third goal while William Ahern , Liam kelleher and Paul Twomey also got on the scoresheet. This was an encouraging performance but Donoughmore have been concentrating on hurling lately and were a bit rusty .Team Darren shine , Paul o Sullivan, Daniel o Sullivan, Michael Quinlan , geaorid Lucey , Michael Dunne , John o Brien , eamonn Lyons ,Darren Twomey 0.04, Liam kelleher 0.01, Michael Deasy 0.01,William Ahern 0.01, James Moynhian 2,05 , con Dunne 0,03, Aidan Moynhian 1,01,subs Blake ring , Conor Buckley , Paul Twomey 0,02.
Canovee 1-15 Inniscarra 4-3 On 5th June Canovee faced Inniscarra in the quarter final of the under 14 A Eastern football championship at Carrigadrohid. Despite playing against a strong wind in the first half Canovee led at half time by 1-8 to 1-3, the goal scored by Connor O Neill and some well taken points from Jason Riordan, Cian Cronin and Jack Kelleher . Inniscarra controlled a lot of the second half, scoring three goals but Canovee were able to hold on and points from Cian Cronin, Jack Kelleher, Evan Dodd and Eoin Moynihan made sure of their semi-final spot. Team:Jack O Connor, Ben Cheasty, Eoin McNabola, Diarmuid Nolan, James Downey, Odhran O Driscoll, Connor O Neill, Eoin Moynihan, Brian McNabola, Jason Riordan, Evan Dodd, Gavin Walsh, Colm McCarthy, Jack Kelleher, Cian Cronin. Subs used : Timmy O Connor, Conor Dodd and Daniel Browne.
On June 6th Canovee played Ballinhassig away in the under 12 league and had a comfortable win, 7.06 to 1.04, the goals scored by Thomas Crowley 1,Conor Higgins 2, Adam Mc Nulty 1, data mc Mahon 1,Conor Dodd,1 and Tomas Twomey 1.

West Muskerry A.C.

West Muskerry A.C. contested the County B Track and Field Championships on May 31and they produced some fantastic performances. Most of them progressed through the heats and reached the finals. In the Girls U 9 Daire Smolen was on fire and was crowned County B Champion in the 60m sprint. She then went on to the Turbo Javelin and her throw was awarded the bronze medal. A talented young athlete in the making. Her team mate, Grace Kelleher, is improving every time. In the boys U 11 Colm Gillespie competed in the 600m and he timed his race to perfection. He settled in to the front group and with 200m to go he sprinted all the way home and was well deserving of the gold medal. His team mate Rowan Mullane also had a great race in the 60m. In the Girls U 13 Shannon Cotter's throw in the shot competition was over a meter further than her competitors and she was well deserving of the gold medal. Shannon won bronze in the 600m and teammates Katelyn Kelleher and Grainne Twomey also ran extremely well.
In the boys U 9 Eoin Hurley won Silver in the Long Jump and came 3rd in the Sprint in a photo finish. Another young star in the making. In the Boys u 13 Conor Lucey was thrilled to win the silver medal in the Long Jump and bronze in the 600m. In the Girls U 12 Aoife Lucey won Silver in the Shot and her team mates Sinead Hurley and Brigin Kelleher also did superbly in their events. In the boys U 10 James Lucey won Bronze in the long jump and also competed in the 500m. His team mate Ciaran Fitzgerald also competed in the long jump and in the 60 meters. In the Girls U 11 Rachael Kelleher won Bronze in the 600m and team mates Moira Leahy and Danielle O'Neill also ran superb races. In the Boys U 12 James McCarthy another up and coming star fought a fantastic race for Bronze in the 60m. In the girls U 10 Avril Manning did very well in the 60m and the 500m.
Master Champions. West Musketry's Master athletes were in action on Sunday last, the 31st of May and the club was represented by two fine athletes Noel Galvin and Jerry O'Mahony. Noel competed in the Long Jump competition and he was delighted with his Jump and to be crowned County Master Champion for the Long Jump 2015 in his age category. Jerry competed in the 100m and the 400m. In superb form, he sprinted into first place in both events, to be crowned County Master Champion for the 100m and the 400m in his age category. It is great for West Muskerry to have two County Master champions.


International Tickets Draw. The draw for international tickets took place last week. The lucky winners were Sean Murphy, Sally Gardens who won tickets to the big European Championship Qualifier v Scotland this coming Saturday and Con Foley, Cork Street winning tickets to the friendly against England last weekend. Many thanks to all who purchased lines and for your continued support of club fundraising activities.
Promotion Playoff. Macroom B finally got to play their two playoff games last week. Despite giving two excellent displays away to Corkbeg (4-4) and at home to Innishvilla (3-3) they were pipped when Innishvilla defeated Corkbeg 2-1 in the last game of the mini league. It is the Innishannon side who are promoted to division two for the 2015/16 season.
Kennedy Cup. The schoolboys inter league Kennedy Cup is taking place in Limerick this week. A strong Cork Under 14 outfit will play three group games to determine their progress in the competition. They have been drawn against Wicklow, Limerick and Donegal. There will be plenty of local interest as Macroom F.C. Under 14 striker Dylan Twomey is a member of the Cork squad. Best of luck to all involved. Updates can be found on the club facebook page.
Under 11 Promotion/ Macroom Under 11s, playing in division 2 entertained fellow title chasers Watergrasshill Utd at Murrayfield last week in their final league game. This was a great battle between two evenly matched sides and finished 0-0. Both teams were now joint leaders at the top of the table but Watergrasshill won their last game to take the title. Macroom have won promotion to division 1 with a runners up finish. It was a superb effort from all players throughout the season and well done to all involved. The squad was managed by Noel Leahy, Mark McMahon, Dave Martin and Aidan McMahon.

Coachford Cycling Club

The Muskerry Tour takes place on Sunday June 21st with 2routes, 60km & 115km. We are introducing a new, long sportive route this year, heading to the scenic Muserhamore Mountain.
Coachford Cycling Club was founded in September 2010. Our aim is to promote cycling in the vicinity. We cater for all types of cyclists. We have a 10 am group on a Sunday morning for those who fancy a shorter, more leisurely cycle 35-50km. The earlier group at 8:30 usually splits into different groups, depending on speed. These groups would go on a longer route 60-100km. We also have a Tuesday & Thursday evening cycle open to everyone in the summer months that start at 7pm. Anyone interested in the club contact us through Facebook/Twitter or e-mail. Our main focus is on leisure/ sportive cycling. We also have competing cyclists, and in the past 3 years we have hosted a Cycling Ireland race. New members welcome.

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Coláiste Ghobnatan Foireann Cispheile fé 16 a bhuaidh an contae. © Nora Ní Luasa

Ballincollig Basketball Club Awards

Members turned out in style for the annual Awards Ceremony which was held in the Oriel House Hotel on Friday 29th May to celebrate another successful year in Basketball. Chairman Ken Quinn acted as MC for the announcement of the Club Member of the Year Awards at all age groups. The winners were as follows:- Under 14 Girls - Jennifer Nyagaya. Under 15 Girls - Ava Lordan. Under 16 Girls - Rachel Moore. Under 18 Girls - Amy O'Sullivan. Division 2 - Emer Roche. Senior - Clodagh O' Driscoll. Under 14A Boys - Aaron Brady. Under 16A Boys - Stephen O'Shea. Under 16B Boys - Jack O'Connor. Under 18 Boys - Eliot Asemoto.
Following the presentation of the awards, some of the audience were willing to show that their skills on the dance floor were as good as those on the basketball court in the Boys v Girls Dance Off. While the girls were a little bit shy about their moves, the boys were not backward about coming forward and wowed the crowd with their talent to the music of "Let It Go" from Frozen. All the photos of the Award Ceremony can be viewed on our website.

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John Lehane, Macroom Motors, presents the keys of a Toyota Yaris, (prize for a Hole in One at Macroom Golf's 6th hole during the Corporate Classic on June 26) to Tom Fitzgerald, Club Chairman. On right, Colman Corrigan and James Neville, organisers and Pat Barrett, Director, Macroom Motors. © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results: May 24. Seniors: 1st Brendan Riney (16), Ml Lillis(19), Mary McElroy(36) 46.9.
NBS singles: 1st Richard Healy(10) 39 pts.
Open 4/ball: 1st Alan Moriarty(2), Sean McCarthy(12) 43 pts. 2nd Tom Fitzgerald(12), Orrain McGarry(12) 42 pts.
Monthly Medal: 1st Jimmy Lynch(17) 66nett.
Team event: 1st Martin O'Sullivan (9), Tony Dineen (12),Denis Quinlan (9) 48 pts.
June 2 Seniors 1st: Bob Fitzgerald (11), Andrew Murphy (20), Donal Manning (28) 46.1
NBS open singles:1st James O'Donovan(19) Lisselan 42 pts,2nd Paddy Fitton(16) 39 pts
Club singles: 1st Dec Ring (14) 46 pts. 2nd Dylan Cotter(13) 43 pts. 3rd Barry Ronayne(15) 42 pts.
Fixtures : Tuesday: seniors. Thursday: NBS open singles. Sat & Sun Club singles.
Women's Results: Sun.10th & Wed.13th May 18H Stroke & Putting ILGU. Winner- Aoife Buckley (20) 73 net. 2nd: Eileen O'Leary (24) 76 net. 3rd: Christina Cronin (21) 77 net. On B/9.
Mr Philip Cooper's Captain's Prize to Ladies. Winner - Anne Barry Murphy (21) 39pts. 2nd Ber O'Shea. (10) 38pts On B/9. Best Gross- Ger Galvin (11) 28pts (Gross) Silver- 1st Mary Lehane (19) 37pts 2nd Frances Wood (16) 36pts On B/9 3rd Sinead Lynch (18) 36 pts Bronze- 1st Yvonne Courtney (36) 38 pts 2nd Sheila O'Connell (24) 37pts 3rd Maura O'Rourke (24) 36pts On B/9 4th Ann Downey (29) 36 pts Best 36 Cáit Breathnách 33pts Front 9 Maura Forde (24) 21pts Back 9 Bernie McGrath (14) 21pts Nearest the Pin on 11th Anne Barry Murphy. 6' 3"CSS. 70 (38 pts)
Wed. 20th Castle Hotel Open 3 Person Team. Winners: Mary C Cronin (18) Macroom. Margaret O'L Buckley (20) Macroom Sheila Coughlan (26). Macroom 58pts 2nd: Ber O'Shea (10) Macroom. Mary Bergin (11) Monkstown. Eileen Healy (11) 56 pts 3rd: Eileen Kelly (23) Macroom. Nora Roche (30) East Cork. Joan Lawlor (31) East Cork. 55 pts. On B/9. 4th: Noreen Moloney (23) Lisselan. Margaret McSweeney (26) Lisselan. Ger Keating (33) Macroom. 55pts On B/9. Thanks to Gerard, Don and the two Margarets from the Castle Hotel for their generous and continued sponsorship.
Sun.31st May & Wed. 3rd June. 18H S/F. Winner- Eileen Corkery (33) 37pts. 2nd Sinead Lynch (18) 35pts. 3rd Ger Galvin (11) 34pts.

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Prizewinners at Ladies Captain's Prize presentation at Macroom Golf Club. Centre front, Bernie McGrath, winner, with Eileen Kelly, Captain. © Lee Valley Outlook

Sat. June 6th Lady Captain's Prize (Mrs Eileen Kelly) 18Hole Stroke ILGU Medal. CSS. 72. Winner - Bernie McGrath (14) 69. 2nd Yvonne Courtney (36) 70. Best Gross Ber O'Shea (10) 81 gross. Silver- 1st Aoife Buckley (20) 75 On B/9. 2nd Rose Beamish (17) 75. 3rd Mary Lehane (19) 76. Bronze -1st Margaret Keating (30) 71. 2nd Eileen O'Leary (24) 73. On B/9. 3rd Deirdre Galvin (21) 73. On B/9. 4th Ger Murphy (22) 73. 5th Norma Fitzgerald 74. Silver- Front 9. Frances Wood (16) 37. Back 9. Sinead Lynch (18) 35. Bronze- Front 9. Maura O'Rourke (24) 37. Back 9. Annie Piotrowski (36) 34. Committee Prize- Mary Golden (28) 76. Past Captain- Anne Kelleher (28) 75. Best 36 - Ber Cotter (36). Nearest the Pin at 11th Hole- Helen Feeney 4'6". Putting Prize - Mary C O'Brien (20) 32putts. Birdies- Mary C Cronin on 2nd & Helen Feeney on 11th.

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Macroom golf team that defeated Muskerry in the preliminary round of the All Ireland Mixed Foursomes at Skibbereen, with some of their supporters. © Lee Valley Outlook