Lee Valley Outlook June 27 2015 v12e13

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The Toon River Valley from Sceithín a' Radharc, Kilbarry © Lee Valley Outlook

.Lee Valley Diary

Dean's Wish to Walk Race Night in Curaheen Park on Fri 26th of June.
Poulanargid Dog Show at Kilmurry on Fri. June 26 at 7.30p.m.
Macroom F.C. AGM on Fri June 26th @8pm at Murrayfield.
C.A.R.T. Carriganimma social at Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney, Sat. June 27.
Macroom Senior Outing on Sat 4th July at 10.30am. Booking by Tues June 30th
Cleburne Civil War Ball at Bride Park Cottage, Killumney, Ovens, Sat. July 4, 7p.m.
Terelton Macra Know Your Neighbour BBQ at Foley's Bar, Terelton July 5 at 5p.m.
'Kilmurry 1915 – 1918' launch on Tues, July 7 at 8.30p.m. at new museum.
Liz Lucey Run from Inchigeela. July 12.
Kilmurry Fun Run on 16th July in Kilmurry Village at 7:30pm.
Rás Mhúscraí - 5k/10k fun run in Cill na Martra Sat. July 18 @ 11am.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sing-a-Long Sat 23rd Aug @ 3.00pm in Briery Gap.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Group Bluebell Walk every Mon. From Kilmurry Church carpark 7:30pm.

.Macroom Library: 
Story time Saturdays at 12 noon.
The Purlies Thurs. July 2 at 11a.m. .
ACOL Bridge Wed. July 8 at 10.30a.m.
June Art Exhibition Landscape Lee Valley by Mícheál Ó Muirthile.
JulyArt Exhibition by Bernice Corcoran

Briery Gap:
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

Active Retired

Macroom Senior Citizens and Active Retired recently enjoyed a five day holiday in the Mc William Park Hotel, Claremorris and the day trips in the West of Ireland. Their Summer Outing takes place on American Independence Day, Saturday July 4th. The trip departs from Macroom Car Park at 10.30am heading for Gougane Barra/ Bantry/ Mizen/Skibbereen and stopping for an evening meal at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery before heading back for Macroom. Tickets cost €30 and are available from Evelyn Mc Sweeney, Middle Square, Macroom. Phone 026/41070. Tickets must be booked by Monday June 29th in order to secure a seat.
August is the fundraising month and the following events will take place:
Friday Aug 7th – Coffee Morning Fr. Ryan Hall at 10.30am.
Tuesday Aug 11th. Social Evening Fr Ryan Hall at 3.00pm Music by the Rambler - Adm €5.
Wednesday Aug 19th. – Walk for Fun/ Walking Treasure Hunt start Castle Grounds GAA Pavilion at 7.30pm. Entry Fee €5.
Friday Aug 21st. – Bring and Buy, Barbeque plus Annual Raffle Fr Ryan Hall at 7.30pm.
Hope to see you at some of the above events.

Work in Town

The Town Hall is currently being reroofed. The last Town Council had accumulated funds which they designated for certain projects before they were disbanded. The Town Hall is one of the beneficiaries and more funds have been allotted to the resurfacing and realigning of the street and parking areas at FitzGerald Street and adjacent to the bus station. That project has now gone to tender.
Speculation is ongoing about the purchaser of the Convent of Mercy. Sale Agreed signs appeared on auctioneer notices in early May. Now, planning permission is being sought for a parish hall and offices at the adjoining St. Colman's Church.

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The 2015 graduation class from De la Salle College Macroom ©An Scoil 

De la Salle 2015

Football. The school's U-14 football team showed class and tremendous resolve to come from 10 points behind to secure a famous victory in the Cork Schools' A final. Played in Ballincollig, Rochestown College provided the opposition and would have been regarded as favourites to lift the trophy. This counted for naught, however, as the De la Salle lads chipped away at the deficit and eventually triumphed by two points on a 2-15 to 5-4 score line. There was great excitement and sense of achievement at both the manner of the victory and the realisation that they had proved themselves to be the best U-14 schools football team in Cork.
History. In late April, the school secured a wonderful win in the Cork Schools' Junior Cert history quiz, which was held in Mount Mercy College in Cork. The vast majority of schools in the county were represented, and so tremendous credit is due to the lads who emerged victorious. The members of the winning team were Eoghlan Clancy, Daniel O'Riordan, David Rainsford and Conor Sheehan. Their history teacher, Mr. Diarmuid Bolger, was delighted with the result.
In Italia. In early May, 29 of the school's First Year students travelled to Italy on the return leg of the schools' exchange programme with Leonardo da Vinci College in Marcallo con Casone, near Milan. This is held annually as part of the twinning project between Macroom and Marcallo. The weather was fantastic and the lads had a wonderful time, including a guided tour of Milan city, a day of fun in Gardaland theme park, attending a soccer game between AC Milan and AS Roma in the San Siro stadium and a fascinating visit to the abbey at Morimondo. The boys were hosted in pairs by Italian families, who were sad to see them leave at the end of a most enjoyable week!
Soccer. First Years finished out their term by participating in the internal soccer league run every year in memory of past pupil Mark Duggan.
Founder's Day (formerly known as De la Salle Day) was celebrated by the school on May 13th with Mass in St. Colman's church, which was attended by teachers and pupils from both De la Salle College and St. Colman's national school. The atmosphere in the church was added to by the presence of several icons of St. John Baptiste de la Salle and a most engaging Mass was presented by Fr. Joe O'Mahony. The De la Salle order was represented by Brother Finbarr, who had earlier addressed all the students in the school, which had been decorated especially for the day.
T.Y.O. The last term saw Transition Year students spending an adventurous couple of days in the Outdoor Pursuits centre in Ballyhass Lake near Mallow, and they also spent a day exploring Killarney National Park and Torc waterfall. The students who participated in the Gaisce project were given their awards towards the end of term.
Athletics. Towards the end of May, 5th Year student Garry O'Sullivan won the gold medal in the Munster Schools' Athletics senior 800 metres in C.I.T. He now progresses to the All-Ireland final in Tullamore.
Graduation. A large crowd gathered in the school's hall on the evening of May 19th to mark the graduation of the class of 2015. Fr. Joe O'Mahony concelebrated Mass with Fr. Donal Roberts and both passed on welcome words of wisdom to the 6th Year students. After the Mass, the audience was addressed by Principal John Murphy, with Kevin O'Dwyer answering on behalf of the students. Refreshments and food were provided for all and the remainder of the evening proved to be a pleasant social event.

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The U-14 team from De la Salle College Macroom that recently won the Cork Schools' A football championship ©An Scoil

Mini Biker, Órla

Nine year old, Órla Lynch, Sleaveen, Macroom, began racing in August 2013on an Automatic (50 cc bike) when she competed in the YMSA World Championships in Cobh and contested some other races during the season. In 2014, she was successful in a number of Championships on the Automatic and also began racing a 65 cc bike. In the Leinster Championship she came 1st in the Automatic Class and 3rd in the 65 cc class after 6 rounds held throughout Leinster. In the Moto Cross Ireland Championship Órla was 1st in the 65cc grasstrack championship. She also came 1st in their Winter Series, with all 4 rounds in Hacketstown Co. Carlow. Órla also contested the South Western Championships where she came 1st in the 65cc Class grasstrack and 2nd in the Automatic Moto Cross championship. This year Órla plans on doing the full season on motorcross and some grasstracks. She is currently 2nd in the MotoCross Ireland 65cc Championship. She has also begun riding an 85 cc bike. She is currently 1st in the Motocross Ireland 65cc grasstrack Championship and 2nd in the 85cc grasstrack Championship. Órla would like to thank everyone for their help and support , especially her sponsors this year, D&E Autos , Macroom and Swanton Motorcycles Cork. The enterprising Órla is in 4th class in St. Joseph's National School, Macroom.

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Celebrating Bike Week at Cloughduv NS. ©An Scoil

Special Olympics

Muskerry Special Olympics club had a most enjoyable and successful outing at Munster U16 Special Olympics Track and Field Championships. All four entrants brought home medals. Katie Moloney won two Golds, coming 1st in both the 200m and the 100m in her division. Cathy Dunlea won Silver and Bronze in the 100m and the 200m, a remarkable feat since she was on crutches up to a few weeks prior to the event. Eoin Nagle competed for the first time in the Munster championships and contested the 50m and 25m, winning Gold and Silver. Denis Buckley won Gold in the 100m and a 4th place ribbon in the 200m.
Muskerry Special Olympics Club is now on a break until September. The officers are very appreciative of the efforts of parents, coaches and volunteers who have made Muskerry such a successful and enjoyable club.

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Brownies from Macroom, Rylane and Dunmanway at overnight camp in Caum ©Zoe Dinneen

Brownie Campout

Brownies from Macroom, Rylane and Dunmanway recently camped overnight in Caum, Macroom under the leadership of Rosaleen Henry. All twenty-eight Brownies arrived armed with sleeping bags, roll mats and torches, ready for the night ahead. Tents were erected by the girls and a ring of stools was put around the camp fire in preparation for the night's entertainment, when girls and leaders sang the night away. 'Smores' were enjoyed (melted marshmallows between two chocolate biscuits) as was hot chocolate, before the Brownies found their way back to the tents by torch light. The girls woke at dawn - 5am - but had a wait for breakfast! They then dismantled and packed away their tents and played a few games before they went home. A great time was had by all.
Macroom Brownies will hold their last meeting before breaking up for the summer on Thursday 18th June when badges in areas such as Water safety, Crime Prevention, Bird Lover, Handcraft, Foreign Language, Home maker and Nature Observer will be presented. The brownies have also been working on a programme called 'Free Being Me', where girls, through fun and thought provoking activities, are enlightened on unhealthy body ideals by exposing air brushing techniques and unhealthy body talk. This is all aimed at seven to ten year olds. A small party will be held for the brownies and their parents and guardians to complete the season.

Macroom Library

1916 Centenary Programme Thursday 25th June, 3pm in Macroom Library. Cork County Council will host a meeting for individuals/ groups interested in participating in the development and delivery of the Cork 1916 programme.
Summer Reading Adventure is a free programme open to all children designed to encourage reading. It starts when schools close for the Summer. Each child who registers will receive a Summer Reading Card & when they return the books they have read a stamp will be added to their Reading Card. 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.
Our regular activities for June/July are: Knitting with the Purlies on Thursday 2nd July 11.30 , ACOL Bridge on Wednesday 8th July at 10.30am and Storytime on Saturdays at 12 noon for 3-6 year olds. The Ciorcal Cainte, Music morning and Adult Bookclub are taking a break until September.
Come see our June exhibition titled 'Landscape: Lee Valley' the work of local artist Micheal Ó Muirthile. There is a detailed catalogue accompanying it. July – Art Exhibition by local artist, Bernice Corcoran.

Briery Gap Programme

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sing-a-Long Saturday 23rd August @ 3.00pm. Tickets €10.
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.
Briery Gap Choirs are now recruiting for Autumn/ Winter 2015. Briery Gap's NEW Youth Choir (Ages 13-19) commences on Wednesday 16th September from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and the Adult Mixed Choir returns from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Our Choir Director is Kieran Leahy and the fee is €50 for the 10 week term. Forms available online on www.brierygap.ie
Cinema: 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.

Macroom F.C. AGM will take place on Friday June 26th @8pm sharp at the club rooms at Murrayfield. All are welcome to attend this important club event.

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.

Macroom Senior Citizens /Active Retired: Summer Outing on Saturday 4th July. Departure from Macroom Car Park at 10.30am to Bantry/ Mizen/ Rosscarbery. Evening Meal at Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery. Cost €30. Booking to Evelyn Mc Sweeney, Middle Square 026/41070 before Tuesday June 30th.

Liz Lucey Memorial 6th annual Vintage Run/ Walk/ Cycle, in aid of Marymount Hospice, will take place from Inchigeela on Sunday, July 12 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. The day will end with a Trad session in the Briar Rose Bar, Inchigeela from 6p.m.

Tidy Towns. As judging in the 2015 Tidy Towns competition gets underway, we encourage everybody in Macroom and in local villages to be responsible for their own patch. Take your rubbish home or to the nearest bin.

Rás Mhúscraí - 5k/10k fun run in Cill na Martra on Saturday 18th July @ 11am. Join Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teo. in running, walking or even crawling the inaugural Rás Mhúscraí 5k/10k road race, certified by Athletics Ireland. Register on the day or online at www.runireland.com/events/rás-mhúscraí. Plenty prizes and refreshments afterwards!

Ted's Opel Vauxhall Run 2015 is on Saturday August 8th from Blarney Hotel, Tower. Registration is from 9am and the cars will depart at 10.15am via Ballincollig, Killumney, Innishannon, and stopping at Bandon where the Perpetual Cup for the Best Opel will be presented by Kevin O'Leary. After lunch in Clonakilty, the cars will go to Kinsale, Innishannon, Bishopstown, Carrigrohane and return to the Blarney Hotel. All Opel / Vauxhall / Bedford / GM vehicles are welcome to attend, old and new. Further information from Ted 086 3256751 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Facebook.

Jack and Jill. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the "Gifts and Bric a Brac Sale" in support of the Jack and Jill Foundation which had been due to take place in Coachford GAA Hall on Saturday 19th June, had to be postponed at short notice . Apologies for any inconvenience caused and the organisers are hopeful that the sale will be held this coming September.

Rusheen NS 5km. On the longest day of the year Rusheen NS Parents Association had its annual 5Km run. More than 140 participants ran, jogged and walked. A warm day and challenging uphill finish tested our runners but by no means affected great times. Our first male home was Diarmuid Holland in a time 19:37. First lady home was Marian Coakley in a time of 23:19. First Juvenile home was Con Buckley in 22:55. But without a doubt the stand out performance of the day was First female Juvenile Rachel Kelleher Shanakiel who at 10 years of age crossed the line 23:39. There's a name we will be keeping an eye on. The event was followed by a BBQ at the school. Thanks to all who supported a very successful day.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 9/06/2015 :- Jackpot €8.000. Numbers Drawn 07-16-27 - No Winner - €70 Con Breen, Ruhill, Boherbue, Mallow. €20 Leah & Ella Goold, Gurteenroe. Helen O'Brien, Clondrohid. Eileen Oldham, Oakwood Court. Ted Savage, Masseytown. Hugh Mc Crory, The Hermitage, Macroom..
16/06/2015 :- Jackpot €8.200. Numbers Drawn 04-08-10 - No Winner - €70 John Mac Sweeney, Cork Street. €20. Tricia Daly, Main Street, Macroom Sean & Caoimhe Buckley, Lower Farran. Eilish Creedon, Teergay Frank Twomey, West Sq, Macroom. Denise Cronin, Codrum.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: June 10. Jackpot €6,600. No Winner. €70 Raymond O'Riordan, Macroom . €20 Mary Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Donal Twomey, Phoenix Clinic, Macroom. Ellen Kelleher, c/o Gerard. Mary Kate Lucey, Clondrohid.
June 17. Jackpot €6,800. No Winner. €70 John O'Mahony, c/o MCP €20 - Jane O'Brien, 52 New St., Macroom. Brendan Kelleher, Droumree. Norma Caulfield, Carriganima. Mark Kearns, Bantry.

Canovee G.A.A. June 14. Jackpot: €15,000, Numbers Drawn 7,10,22,25. No Winner. €50 Niamh Casey c/o Dan Shine. €25 Sonya Casey Farnanes. Jack Flynn Coachford.
June 21. Jackpot: €15,150, Numbers Drawn: 4, 9,10, 29 No Winner. €50 John Healy. €25 Helen Buckley Aherla. Kingston Company Carrigadrohid.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 8/6/2015, Jackpot: €2,400, Numbers Drawn: 3 – 23 – 31, No Winner: €40 Feargal Murphy, €20 Jennifer Delaney, Karen c/o Madge, Johnny Healy, Cathal Lucey (Yearly Ticket).
15/6/2015, Jackpot: €2,600, Numbers Drawn: 13 – 20 – 21, No Winner: €40 Paddy Delaney, €20 Jim Bergin, Megan Field, Ann Duggan, Mags.
22/6/2015, Jackpot: €2,800, Numbers Drawn: 3 – 6 – 33, No Winner: €40 Denis & Mim O' Connell, €20 Ger Carey, B. Hickey, Mary O' & Mary C, Kathleen Healy (Yearly Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

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Clondrohid N.S. participants at Cork Primary Sports with trophies ©An Scoil

Clondrohid Updates

Carraig a Staighre Mass: The annual Famine Mass was held on Monday June 8 at Carraigastaighre. As usual, large crowds attended for this very solemn occasion. The weather was excellent, except for the odd midget!. Part of a project on Famine days recently undertaken by the local children in the National School was recited by some pupils after Mass. Thanks to everybody, Fr. Wickham, the altar servers, readers, choir, Bridget, Eugene and family members, for making this a very important occasion. Thanks also to John and Eileen O'Callaghan for parking facilities and for preparation of the ground and to Johnny as usual for his work.

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Carraig a' Staighre Famine Mass 2015. ©Clondrohid Photographers

Flags Galore. Muinefliuch N.S. celebrated the raising of their 3rd Green flag. Pupils, teachers, parents and guests gathered in the school grounds to raise the Water flag with the help of Colette Creedon, from Cork County Council. The whole school community was honoured also to have Millstreet woman, Joanne O'Riordan, her brother and filmmaker Stephen and her Mom Anne, present at the school for the presentation of a Digital Schools of Distinction Award on the same day. Neil O'Sullivan was present on behalf of the Digital Schools of Distinction Award programme.
C.A.R.T.(Carriganima Area Rural Transport) Social on Saturday night June 27 in The Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney. Music by Peter Lane of The Blackwater Sound . Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .for more info.
Development Group: The planting of flowers has now been completed through the village and all the voluntary helpers are busy watering and weeding. The group would like to thank their own members, who though thin on the ground, work tirelessly to enhance the village, especially Ash and Terri. A special word of thanks to those who have volunteered to help - Dave, Anna, Margaret, Catherine ,Marion, and Kathleen, and of course Johnny and Eugene. They would ask people to be vigilant and keep an eye on litter. Anyone willing to give a hand is most welcome, just contact 0868831206.

Kilmurry 1915 – 1918

Well known historian and author, Michael Galvin, has written another book in a series on local history. The latest publication is entitled 'Kilmurry 1915 - 1918 - The War Years' and it will be launched by Dr. Neil Buttimer, Irish Department, U.C.C., on Tuesday, July 7 at 8.30p.m. in the Community Hall at Kilmurry's new museum.
The timely 'Kilmurry 1915 - 1918 - The War Years' deals with the Home Rule crisis; the 1916 Rising; Conscription; the 1918 General Election; the rise of Sinn Féin and the demise of Redmond's Irish Party. It studies the socio-economic and cultural condition of the period and records the men who fought and died in the Great War, not alone in Kilmurry but also in the neighbouring parishes of Kilmichael, Newcestown and Enniskeane and in the Macroom, Bandon and Dunmanway area.

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Rusheen N.S. pupils performing their Green Schools Rap "Rusheen to the Green" at their Green Flag raising ceremony. An Scoil

Rusheen N.S. Updates

Green Flag. Past pupil and Cork All Star in Camogie and Football, Briege Corkery, revisited her alma mater, Rusheen N.S. recently, where she raised another kind of green flag. It was the school's first An Taisce Green Flag for Litter and Waste Management, which is a symbol of the school's environmental sustainability and awarded to schools in their efforts in reducing waste and controlling litter. Rusheen school garden enhances the beautiful local environment and the vegetable and flower patches were complemented with the planting of a herb garden in recently rescued famine pots. The garden boasts many notable features, but the main attraction this year was the beautiful butterfly garden which was created by pupils, parents and teachers co-operating together. The awarding of this flag is a testament to the work of the Green School Committee, which includes pupils, Tadhg Anthony Sheehan, Oisín O'Neill, Kia Stevenson, Cloe O'Driscoll, Finn Stevenson and Clodagh O'Riordan, parents, Julian O'Leary and Cait Sheehan and teachers, Christy Twomey and Gerard Coakley.
Rusheen N.S. pupils, staff, friends, guests and members of local organisations enjoyed the day of celebration around the flag raising ceremony. 6th Class pupil Oisìn O'Neill outlined how the Green Flag was achieved. Guest speaker, Mary Stack, from the Cork County Council encouraged the pupils to continue with their good habits and to strive to attain more green flags in the future, while Principal, Gerard Coakley, thanked everybody for all their great efforts in achieving this award. All the different class groupings preformed some poetry and songs for the large attendance under the guidance of Speech and Drama Teacher, Martina Ring. Briege Corkery then made a speech before she raised the Green Flag, saying that just like football, if you put in the hard work you will be rewarded. To great applause, she raised the green flag, helped by members of the Green School Committee. The ceremony concluded with a rousing rendition of the School's Green Code Rap, "Rusheen to the Green", composed by the Green School Committee and 5th and 6th class pupils. After that it was party time for the rest of the day for all present and wonderful catering was provided by members of the Parents' Association.
Athletics. Rusheen N.S. had a great day out at the Cork Primary School Sports held in the C.I.T. complex for the first time in years. The boys were on first in the morning and Seán Cummins and John Kelleher came first in the Under 8 and Under 7 sprints respectively. The girls were on in the afternoon and Katelyn Kelleher and Lucy Hinchion came 2nd in the Under 12 and Under 7 sprints respectively, while Gràinne Twomey and Rebecca Morgans came 3rd in the under 12 and under 8 sprints respectively. Then the girls relay team consisting of Katelyn Kelleher, Gráinne Twomey, Caoimhe Looney and Éireann O'Shea ran a fine race to come second.

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Pupils from Carriganima N.S. with trophies won at Cork City Sports. ©An Scoil

Healthy Muinefliuch

Muinefliuch N.S. was presented with the Healthy Ireland – 'Health Promoting Schools' Flag on June 19 by Eileen Harran HSE. The flag is presented to schools as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school communities. The accompanying programme helps schools focus on health and wellbeing and involves all members of the school community - students, staff, parents and guardians - being consulted to identify priority health areas and gradually develop an action plan to address the areas identified. A coordinator and Healthy Schools team is put in place and in Muinefliuch, these are Miss O'Donovan and Astrid Steffans, Jana Cussen Walsh, Fiona Burke Gwosdz, Eimear Healy, Brigid O'Sullivan and Anne O'Riordan. They promoted healthy living by means of the Muinefliuch N.S cookbook; virtue of the week to address Mental Health; Yoga and Mindfulness in the classroom and visits from the local fishmonger in Macroom and the animal rescue in Clonakilty.
European research has shown many benefits of this type of school approach to health that include increased self-esteem, safer and cleaner school environments, lowered incidences of bullying, a positive approach to health issues, increased parent involvement and better student/teacher relationships.
The day was a wonderful success and after the presentation, everyone enjoyed the beautiful healthy snacks prepared by the Health Promotion committee. Thank you to everyone for all their time and effort and congratulations to all involved.

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Cork footballers, Vera Foley and Briege Corkery at the raising of Coppeen N.S. Active Flag during the school's Sports Day. ©An Scoil

Coachford Updates

Flags. Coachford N.S. was awarded two more flags recently - their fourth Green Flag and their first Health Promoting School Flag. The An Taisce green flag was awarded for the Travel module. The aim of this flag is to promote and increase the number of pupils walking, cycling, park 'n' stride, carpooling or using public transport, which will ease congestion by reducing the number of private cars arriving at the school gate. It will also lessen the overall impact on the environment by reducing emissions and pollution. The journey to school is an ideal way for children to take part in regular physical activity, to interact with their peers and to develop the road sense children need as pedestrians and cyclists. The school children organised an action day where they walked to school, had a Car pooling awareness week and invited a member of the Gardaí to come in and discuss road safety with them. In presenting the flag, Dr. Mary Stack of Cork County Council praised the teachers, parents and especially the children for their commitment over the last ten years.

The Healthy Ireland-Health Promoting Schools'(HPS) Flag' is presented by the HSE to schools as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school communities. Presenting the flag to the school and certificates to the students who worked on the initiative, Margaret Crowley HSE Health Promotion Officer, congratulated all involved. Schools work, at their own pace to improve health and wellbeing The pupils and staff in Coachford have shown a real commitment to the programme. European research has shown many benefits of this type of whole school approach to health. Chief among these are increased self-esteem, safer and cleaner school environments, lowered incidences of bullying, a positive approach to health issues, increased parent involvement and better student/teacher relationships.

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Foireann Lúthchleasa Scoil Lachtaín Naofa Cill na Martra ag Spórt na Cathrach 2015 ©Joan McLoughlin

Rás Mhúscraí

The inaugural Rás Mhúscraí 5k/10k road race will take place in Cill na Martra on Saturday, 18th July @ 11:00am. The organisers, Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teoranta, welcome walkers also .... and children and buggies! It's a social outing for both young and old, with proceeds going to community facilities in the Múscraí area.
Rás Mhúscraí is the third race in the national Na Rásaí series, where Gaeltacht areas have come together with Oireachtas na Gaeilge to organise a series of road and beach races that are open to everyone, with points awarded for race placement. Participants' points from their 3 best races will go towards finding an overall winner, as part of the Oireachtas festival.
Participants can register for Rás Mhúscraí online at www.runireland.com/events/rás-mhúscraí and from 10am on the day. Juveniles may only register for the 5k option on the day. Prizes in the 10k will include 1st/ 2nd Man and Woman, 1st Man and Woman over 40, 1st Man and Woman over 50. Prizes in the 5k will include 1st/ 2nd Man and Woman, and 1st/ 2nd Under 18. More info from 026 40877 / 083 191 5432 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Facebook - www.facebook.com/ccfmteo.

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A section of the crowd that attended open air Mass for Dromleigh N.S. 175th anniversary celebrations © Lee Valley Outlook

Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries

Hundreds of past pupils, parents, teachers and friends visited Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael recently for the pre-Famine school's 175th anniversary celebrations. The weekend's events began with open air Mass celebrated by past pupil, Fr. Tony O'Riordan S.J., and Fr. Pat O'Donovan C.C. There followed the launch of Dromleigh's second history book, 'Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries' and a CD of the children's music. A time capsule containing current coins, photos, art work, the most recent issue of the Lee Valley Outlook, The Irish Examiner of the day etc. was prepared for storage. A reception, with refreshments for all, was then hosted by the Parents' Association and visitors delighted in browsing through old School Roll books and memorabilia and meeting up with friends from former days. The occasion was recorded for posterity by many photographers, iPad owners as well as TG4 and LTV. As Dromleigh moves on towards its 200th birthday, the story of its first 175 years is available at €20 from the school, local shops and localbooks.ie. The book contains more than 200 photographs as well as memories from past pupils and teachers, local history and the development of the school; maps; the school register 1872 – 2015 and reports on local associations.

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Fr. Tony O'Riordan launches 'Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries'. . © Lee Valley Outlook

Dean's Wish to Walk

Dean Crawford, a 7 year old boy from Vicarstown, currently uses a wheelchair to get around every day and his biggest wish is to walk and have fun with his friends. A fund raising campaign has been started to enable Dean to attend essential intensive physiotherapy over the next 12 to 18 months so as to prepare him to undergo SDR (selective dorsal rhizotomy) surgery in America. Dean is currently attending the First Steps Rehabilitation Centre in Limerick and undertaking 3 day physiotherapy courses in Wales four times a year, while also preparing to start 1st class in the local. school. Surgery will cost €60,000 followed by 2-5 years after care physiotherapy programme. The Fundraising Committee for Dean's Wish to Walk are organising a Race Night in Curaheen Park on Friday 26th of June. To support or get involved in the campaign, please contact: Catherine on 087-915.98.99.

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Cill na Martra Naíonra Graduation 2015 with stuiritheoirí, Mairead de hUidhir & Máire Uí Mhurchú. ©Joan McLoughlin

Macra Matters

Terelton Macra will host a Know Your Neighbour BBQ in Aid of West Cork Rapid Response on 5th July in Foleys Bar, Terelton at 5. There will be side shows, live music and inter club obstacle course challenge. Great day assured and all in aid of a worthy cause.

Muskerry Macra had a stand at Cork Summer Show on June 21st & 22nd. The annual event is a huge attraction with a variety of activities. The Muskerry stand proved to be popular with kids getting to milk the cow and guess how many popcorns in the jar. A crowd gathered as the prizewinning Aberdeen Angus bull, Rosemead Karona, passed through and posed for a few photos, along with his owners Albert & Jennifer DeCogan of Mogeely Angus Herd. He is a three times All Ireland Champion, European Gold Medallist & World Silver Medallist bull. Muskerry Macra also took the opportunity to promote the coopsuperstores.ie Macra na Feirme Annual Conference, which they are hosting over the October Bank Holiday Weekend at the Rochestown Park Hotel.
Donoughmore Macra is Muskerry Club of the Year. Muskerry AGM took place in the Riverside Hotel, Macroom recently and Donoughmore Macra's successful year was recognised with Club of the Year award. Furthermore, the club earned the title of Best PRO book, and PRO of the year went to Heather Healy and Mairead Healy. This is the third successive year that these accolades have come to Donoughmore, tremendous achievements on which the club hope to build.
At the meeting, Donoughmore club members took eleven positions, an impressive total. Additionally, Donoughmore Macra held its own AGM, and new officers were elected. Alan Twomey takes on the role of chairperson; Eithne Healy is the new secretary; William Buckley resumes as treasurer; Mairead Healy and Daniel Buckley were chosen as PROs; Diarmuid Lee was elected as YFDG officer, while Rachel Kelleher remains as sports officer and Heather Healy takes on social officer.
In other news, the team of James Healy, Karl Dorney, Edel O'Connell and Tracy Deane participated in the craft competition as part of Clonakilty Show. Club members attended Aghinagh Macra's 5km run/ walk in aid of Donagh Murphy Kingston. They also attended a coffee morning in aid of Motor Neuron Disease in the Community Centre, Stuake. They helped out at the Muskerry Macra rally stall at the Cork Summer Show, manning the sideshows and providing people with information on the upcoming National Conference. Live at the Marquee has been attracting many club members too, with Nathan Carter particularly popular. Next, Donoughmore Macra look forward to participating in Kinsale Macra's Macra Fortunes.
For more info on the club check out:www.facebook.com/donoughmore.macra, Twitter at www.twitter.com/dmoremacra or contact 089-2059115.

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Members of Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological management committee meeting Cathal Brugha MacSwiney and Catalonia Diplomats at Kilmurry New Museum. ©

Cathal Brugha Mac Swiney visits Kilmurry Museum

KHAA had the honour of welcoming Cathal Brugha MacSwiney to Kilmurry recently. He was accompanied by diplomats from Catalonia in Spain and they visited the old museum, where there are many artefacts belonging to his grandfather, Terence MacSwiney (former Lord Mayor of Cork), who died in October 1920 during the fight for Irish Independence. His death, after 74 days on hunger strike, brought him and the Irish struggle to international attention. Terence MacSwiney's ancestors are buried in the old graveyard in Kilmurry where Cathal also visited. The delegation was very impressed with the new complex, including the new community hall completed in early in 2015 and the new museum, to be completed in 2016. The Catalonians expressed an interest in twinning the two areas since they have so much heritage and history in common. Catalonia will vote in parliamentary elections in September and this is also seen as a vote for Independence.
Vice Chairman of KHAA Tony Murphy presented Cathal Brugha Mac Swiney with a picture of the official opening of the old museum by Maire MacSwiney Brugha (Terence MacSwiney daughter) in 1965, 50 years ago. At present KHAA are engaged in fitting out the new museum. It is hoped it will be completed by 2016.

Heritage News

WWI Remembrance. Muskerry Local History Society recently organised a World War Remembrance ceremony to honour the 96 men from Ballincollig and surrounding parishes who died in World War I. Pupils from the local schools - Scoil Barra, Scoil Eoin, Scoil Mhuire, Gaelscoil Uí Ríordán, Ballinora, Coachford, Vicarstown, Berrings, Farran and the GLOW Youth group, Carrigrohane - read out the names of the dead soldiers from their localities. The names were based on the research of local historian, Anne Donaldson. The M.C. was Mary O'Leary and Liam Hayes, Chairperson MLHS, also addressed those that attended. The event was organised with help from representatives of the Great War Society, the Western Front Association, flag bearers from the Ballincollig Boy Scouts (SAI), Captain Brian Smith and piper, Barry Murphy. The Last Post was played by Stephen O'Malley.

Civil War Ball. Not what you might think. This is the Cleburne Civil War Ball, commemorating the American Civil War and the part played by Patrick Cleburne. It will be held at his birthplace, Bride Park Cottage, Killumney, Ovens on Saturday, July 4. This wonderful historic themed Civil War Ball is open to guests in costumes from the 1860s or in formal garb. Tickets cost €20 and this will include a buffet dinner and dancing. Places are limited so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 023 8842260 or 086 3060542 immediately. 

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. Final Part
Modes of Agriculture, Crops etc
The modes of agriculture here are in the most common way, a crop of potatoes, then wheat of barley, then oats, sow grass seed and lay down for meadow; we have no one here, who has introduced the new methods of farming; no drill potatoes, no turnips, or anything of the kind; indeed, this year, Mr. Hedges Eyre has 20 acres of oats on the lea, which is doing well. The breed of cattle is common, not improving; the gentleman just mentioned has got a very fine flock of sheep, with some handsome South Down mixed through them.
About town the farmers let for three to four guineas the English acre; but in the country in general, they let for one guinea to two. The poorest land will let for 15 or 16 shillings the acre.
There is a very good market-house in the town and a market every Saturday for meat of all kinds well supplied; every day (except Sunday of course) a market for milk and potatoes; and plenty of fish is brought every week three or four times from Kinsale, Bantry and Killarney. There are four fairs held in the town every year – 12th of May, July, September and November – there thousands of cows, sheep, some horses (none of a good kind) are bought in and disposed of; and from Christmas to May, there is a pig market in the town every Saturday, well attended by buyers from Cork, Bandon etc. where thousands of pounds are laid out in purchasing pigs, which are driven to Cork and slaughtered, or else sent off alive to Bristol, which of late is a constant practice. Sixpence custom is paid for every horse and cow sold, and one penny for every sheep and pig; these customs belong to Mr. Hedges Eyre. There are also four fairs every year held on the estate of Mount Massey, in June, August, October and December. The customs of these belong to the young minor.


Wars of the Roses by Conn Igguifden

1454. England is on the brink of civil war. An ailing King HenryV111 lies senseless. Richard, Duke of York, asserts his own claim to the throne. All who support Henry and Queen Margaret must be silenced. Who will win the right to the throne? Packed with castles and town sieges, full scale battles, daring raids by sea and frantic escapes. This is a page-turning thriller, brilliantly evoked.

Available from Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop priced 9.99


Promise of Farm

Q. I am thirty six years old, married with a young family and have farmed the family farm since leaving Agricultural College. It is difficult to talk to my parents about handing over the farm to me but the unwritten understanding is that it will be left to me under my parents Will. I am worried that the farm will not be left to me. I have five siblings who are not farming. How can I ensure that my future is secure?

A. Firstly, you should speak with your parents to try and establish that they have drawn up Wills leaving the farm to you. You are not legally entitled to see a copy of their Wills at this stage but, given the commitment you have made to the farm over the last number of years, it is a reasonable request that you be shown a copy of their Wills.
If your parents have not made Wills, should one of them die, the surviving spouse will be entitled to two-thirds of the deceased parents assets while the other one-third of the assets will be divided among you and your siblings in equal shares. If there is no surviving spouse, the entire estate will be left between you and your siblings in equal shares in the event of the Deceased not having made a valid Will.
You also need to establish who owns the farm. Is it owned by your mother or father or both? If the property is held jointly, the land falls outside the Will. Should one of the joint owners die, the land would automatically pass to the surviving joint owner. In that scenario, it will be the surviving joint owner's Will that will dictate who will become the ultimate owner.
Another matter which you should check is whether the Will provides that you are entitled to inherit the Basic Payment Entitlements, livestock, plant, machinery etc. Unless this is specifically provided in the Will, those items will fall into the residue which could be left to all the children equally.
The law provides certain rights to a spouse regardless of what is in someone's Will. A spouse is entitled to a one-third share of the other spouse's estate if they have children. This is known as the Legal Right Share. A surviving spouse also has a right to require that the family home and household contents be included in his or her share.
Children are not automatically entitled to any part of their parent's estate but they may apply to Court if they feel that a parent has failed in their moral duty to make proper provision for them in accordance with a parent's means. The onus is on the child to prove to the Court that the parent failed in their moral duty to make adequate provision for them.
An alternative course of action that you may have in the event that you do not inherit the farm is a claim for promissory estoppel. In order to succeed in such a claim, you would have to be able to prove the following:
You were given a clear assurance that you would be given the farm on your parents deaths
That you reasonably relied on that assurance over an extended period of time
That you acted to your detriment both in terms of labour and expenditure on the strength of that assurance
If these elements of assurance, reliance and detriment are present, the usual remedy will be that the property will be transferred to the claimant, if the court views the reliance to warrant a claim in all the circumstances.

This is an extract from an article that was initially published in The Irish Examiner. Karen Walsh is a solicitor practicing in C.W. Ashe & Co. Solicitors in Macroom, Co. Cork. Her contact details are 026 -41005 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Summer Reading Adventure

Keep the children busy and happy at branches of Cork County Library this summer with the Summer Reading Adventure. This free programme will be available in all of Cork County Libraries 28 branch libraries from June 27th. Each child who registers for the programme chooses books to read during their summer holidays. They will receive a Summer Reading Card to record their progress, with reward stamps and will also help to "Light up a Library banner" with stickers after each book is read. This is in keeping with our Year of Light promotion during 2015.
At the end of the summer, all children will be presented with a certificate to mark their achievement and a prize will be awarded in each Branch.
Cork County Library offers a wide selection of books, including books on CD and e-books, for children of all ages to borrow for just 50c a year! For more information check our webpage at www.corkcoco.ie/library where you will find contact details for your local library.

Sports Mad

GAA 2015 Cork County Senior and Intermediate Championships

Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2 (First Round Losers)

St Finbarr's v Blackrock

Youghal v Killeagh

Sarsfields v Bishopstown

Glen Rovers 0-13 Carrigtwohill 0-12

Round 3 Carrigtwohill v Killeagh or Youghal

Sars or Bishopstown v St Finbarr's or Blackrock

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 and Glen Rovers.

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Cailíní Scoil Fhionnbarra, Beal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh a bhuaigh Comórtas Peile Allianz West Cork Sciath na Scol. ©An Scoil

Senior Football

Round 3 Clyda Rovers v Aghada. Clonakilty v St Nicholas

Divisions/Colleges Section Round 2 MUSKERRY 1-14 Duhallow 2-17. UCC 1 – 16 Beara 1 – 20

4th round – open draw. 16 teams, 8 first rd. winners plus 4 second round winners plus 2 third round winners plus last remaining two from Divs./Colleges.
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 (Round Two winners). Duhallow, Beara.

Muskerry 1 – 14 Duhallow 2 – 17

Last year Muskerry travelled to Dromtariffe and defeated Duhallow by a single point, 0-15 to 0-14, on their own training ground in the second round of the senior championship. The sides met again in this year's championship at Macroom and this time round there was no disputing which side deserved to advance as Duhallow always had the edge and were never led. Muskerry had eight changes from the successful 2014 team, five of these in defence and it was defensive shortcomings primarily, which sealed their fate on this latest occasion. Cork star Donncadh O'Connor scored ten points for his side (six from play) and was the outstanding player on the field but the Muskerry defending contributed to the Ballydesmond man's star performance.
The Castle Grounds were in excellent condition for the evening game and Muskerry had the benefit of the breeze in the opening half. Two early points for Duhallow were followed by a Liam Shorten point for Muskerry in the 5th minute but Duhallow, despite the wind, were already on top and added two more points to leave the visitors leading by 0-4 to 0-1 after ten minutes. Duhallow were adopting their usual possession, all running game, with attacks building up from the fullback line out and they were already sorely troubling the stretched Muskerry defence. Muskerry were lucky not to concede a penalty for a footblock before Seán Kiely took a pass from Ben Shorten in the 12th minute and sent over a fine point. Donncadh O'Connor pointed his second free and Daniel Goulding replied with a point for Muskerry, 0-5 to 0-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Duhallow struck the first decisive blow in the 17th minute when they broke out of defence and strung the passes together finishing with a corner forward loose at the corner of the square (or was it waiting all alone in the square?) and the Muskerry net was shaking. The Mid Cork reply was spirited – Denis Keohane's point in the 19th minute being followed by two smashing points from Fintan Goold but Muskerry also kicked two wides and when Duhallow attacked, Muskerry were punished for holding off the ball, O'Connor pointed the free and Duhallow added a point from play. In the 24th minute, Duhallow hit hard again with their second goal, again a corner forward left all alone with the simple task of lashing the ball past goalkeeper Shane Masters from close range. The Muskerry response was heartening, Fintan Goold coming through to point from play, Daniel Goulding pointing a free and David Goold landing another to leave the score at 2-6 to 0-9 as the half went into injury time. Muskerry now lost Noel O'Leary to injury before David Goold and Ben Shorten combined to release Goold clear, one on one with the goalkeeper, but the Macroom man's blistering shot went screaming just over the Duhallow crossbar when a goal looked possible. As if in relief at this let off, Duhallow came up field and in the short time before the whistle added two point to their tally to lead by 2-8 to 0-10 at the break. They were in a strong position now with a four point lead, playing with confidence, dictating the pattern of play and with the wind to assist them in the second half.

Muskerry made changes in defence and in attack for the second half but it was Duhallow who still forced the pace with two further points before a Daniel Goulding goal in the 37th minute, set up by Martin Connors and David Goold, re-ignited the Mid Cork challenge and Goulding's point from a free in the 42nd minute reduced the gap between the teams to a single goal, 2-11 to 1-11. Donncadh O'Connor, oozing class, now kicked over two points for Duhallow to ease them five clear once again and when Goulding had a Muskerry point, the Ballydesmond ace quickly added another to his tally and Duhallow then had another point to go six points clear with ten minutes remaining and they were heading for victory. Ben Shorten fisted a Muskerry point, O'Connor hit back with a brace for Duhallow and David Goold had the final score of the game, a point from a free for Muskerry .
Muskerry scorers: Daniel Goulding 1-4 (0-3f), Fintan Goold 0-3, David Goold 03 (0-1f), Liam Shorten, Seán Kiely, Denis Keohane and Ben Shorten 0-1 each.
Muskerry: Shane Masters (Kilmichael): Marc Ó Goilí (Cill na Martra), Nollaig Ó Laoire (Cill na Martra), Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh): Martín Ó Conchuir (Cill na Marta), Seán Kiely (Macroom), John Carey (Dripsey): Fintan Goold (Macroom), Miceál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán): Liam Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), David Goold (Macroom), Declan Ambrose (Aghinagh): Donncadh Ó Ceocháin (Naomh Abán) Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Ben Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh). Subs: Dhanni Merrick (Aghabullogue) (30), Seamas Ó Mathúna (Naomh Abán) and Donal Corkery (Aghinagh) (both half time), Miceál Ó Duinnín (Naomh Abán) (48).
Andrew McCarthy (Inniscarra) was manager of the Muskerry team with selectors Pat O'Leary (Kilmurry), John O'Callaghan (Iveleary), Dermot O'Riordan (Kilmichael) and Matt O'Leary (Aghinagh).

A look back to July 2014 at Dromtariffe:

Muskerry 0 – 15 Duhallow 0 – 14

Muskerry footballers qualified for the 4th round of the senior championship after a thrilling win over Duhallow at Dromtariffe in their final play-off game in the Colleges/Divisions section. It took an injury time point from Fintan Goold to win the game but victory was deserved and the Muskerry team and all associated with the team were well satisfied with their victory and the performance of the Mid Cork side. There were some great individual performers on both sides, not surprising really when one views the number of intercounty senior players on the field - Noel O'Leary, Fintan Goold, Daniel Goulding, Liam Shorten, Cathal Vaughan with Muskerry, Donncadh O'Connor and Aidan Walsh with Duhallow. In the over all analysis however it was the all round level of skill and willingness to graft hard that won this game for Muskerry.
Muskerry: James O'Connell (Macroom): Seán O'Leary (Iveleary), Kevin Barrett (Kilmurry), Graham Ó Mocháin/Graham Vaughan (Cill na Martra): John Carey (Dripsey), Nollaig Ó Laoire/Noel O'Leary (Cill na Martra), Rory Buckley (Macroom): Fintan Goold (Macroom), Seán Ó Céilleachair/Seán Kelleher (Cill na Martra): Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary), Martín Ó Conchuir/Martin Connors (Cill na Martra): Declan Ambrose (Aghinagh), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Liam Seartan/Liam Shorten (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh). Subs: Daniel Twomey (Kilmichael) and Dan O'Connell (Inniscarra) both used and Dominic Kelleher (Inniscarra), Marc Ó Goilí/Mark Golden (Cill na Martra), Daniel O'Riordan(Iveleary), Danny Ó Conaill/Danny O'Connell (Cill na Martra), Finbarr Dromey (Kilmichael).
Team Manager: Andrew McCarthy, Inniscarra
Selectors: John O'Shea (Eire Óg), John O'Callaghan (Iveleary), Dermot O'Riordan (Kilmichael) and Mathew O'Leary (Aghinagh).

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Round 2 (1st Rd. losers)

Kanturk 4-11 Bandon 1-15

Tracton 0-18 Kilworth 1-10

Carrigaline 3-13 Valley Rovers 1-12

INNISCARRA 0 – 15 Cloyne 1 – 15

Round 3 Draw. Bandon v Kilworth

Valley Rovers v Inniscarra

Round 4 Qualifiers to date: Mallow, Courcey Rovers, Newcestown, Castlelyons, Ballinhassig, Watergrasshill, Fermoy, Blarney – all 1st round winners and Kanturk, Tracton, Carrigaline, Cloyne

Premier Intermediate Football

Round 3 - Winners to rd. 4, losers to relegation play off.

Nemo Rangers v Na Piarsaigh
Grenagh 0 – 16 Ballinora 2 – 6

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

Intermediate Hurling

Round 2

Castlemartyr 2-17 Aghabullogue 0-7

ÉIRE ÓG 2 – 18 Argideen Rangers 2 - 15

BALLINCOLLIG 0-16 Barryroe 0-9

DRIPSEY 1-15 Milford 0-17

Round 3: Barryroe v Milford,

Aghabullogue v Argideen

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

Aghabullogue 0 – 7 Castlemartyr 2 – 17

Aghabullogue suffered a heavy defeat when they met Castlemartyr, last year's county junior champions, at Mayfield. The Mid Cork side have not been playing well all year and this was further affirmation of the slump in their hurling form. The consequences are that they will be given one last chance of advancing and if they don't succeed here then it will be a dreaded relegation play off for the second time in three years for the boys in green and white.
Aghabullogue were seldom in contention after the opening five minutes of this encounter. Patrick Finnegan and Niall Buckley had points early on to give the Mid Cork men an encouraging start but between then and half time they managed only two more points and they were in arrears at the break on a 0-11 to 0-4 scoreline. Castlelmartyr got completely on top and by the end of the first quarter had enjoyed a 0-7 to 0-2 lead which they built on in the second quarter.
Patrick Finnegan struck over two points on the restart to give Aghabullogue hope but them the game resumed its established pattern. Castlemartyr in the 40th minute banged in a goal from a penalty and a minute later they got in for their second goal, this one from play and that was the end of the Aghabullogue challenge, trailing now as they were by 2-14 to 0-6. In the final quarter with the outcome settled, Castlemartyr added three further points to one from Aghabullogue and sixteen points separated the sides at the finish.
Aghabullogue scorers: P Finnegan 0-4 (0-3f), D O'Connell, N Buckley and M O'Flynn 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley; Alan Hogan, Dan Twomey, Niall Barry-Murphy; Michael Dennehy, David O'Connell, Niall Buckley: Seán Kelleher, Patrick Finnegan: Donal Twomey, John Corkery, Greg Murphy; John Buckley, Daniel Dineen, Brian Buckley. Subs: Mark O'Flynn and Aidan Barry-Murphy.

Dripsey 1 – 15 Milford 0 – 17

There was joy for Dripsey when the final whistle blew after a terrific contest with victory secured. No more relegation fears and a place in the 4th round of the championship was the prize and the unexpected outcome, Dripsey were rank outsiders with the bookies!, was greeted with delight by the Dripsey players, mentors and supporters. Diarmuid O'Riordan scored eight points for the winners, all from frees (missing only one), Mark O'Sullivan fired home the vital goal, but in addition to the old brigade some young newcomers made their contribution as well and gave hope for the future.
The sides were always very close and in fact at half time only a point separated them, Dripsey leading by 0-9 to 0-8. It was the Dripsey goal which was the most vital score of the game and when it came in the 43rd minute, it was a terrific score, the outstanding Aidan Murray lofting the sliotar into the Milford goal area where it was grabbed from the air by Mark O'Sullivan who then lashed a bullet to the net. Milford then hit back with three points on the trot to be level again within five minutes but in the closing stage Dripsey went two points clear with two magnificent scores, one point each from David O'Sullivan and Michael O'Riordan. Milford got a point back but when the final whistle sounded six minutes into time-added-on Dripsey had their noses still in front and that made all the difference.
Dripsey scorers: Diarmuid O'Riordan 0-8 (all frees), Mark O'Sullivan 1-2, Michael O'Riordan 0-3, (0-1 f), David O'Sullivan 0-2.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley: Shane O'Riordan, John Carey, Aidan Murray: Conor Hayes Michael O'Riordan; David Buckley Diarmuid O'Riordan: Shane Burke; David O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan, Pat O'Riordan: Sub: Shane Manley.

Intermediate Football

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).

U-21 'B' County Quarter Final

Cill na Martra 1 – 18 Dromtariffe 0 – 10

Cill na Martra gave an impressive performance in the County U21 'B' Football semi-final at the Castle Grounds Macroom when they were altogether too good for a hard trying but outclassed Dromtariffe side. Tadhg Ó Corcora put the Mid Cork boys into the lead after 3 minutes and they led from there to the finish. Dromtariffe did manage to stay in touch for the opening quarter but it was all one way traffic in the run up to half time and at which stage Cill na Martra led by 1-11 to 0-4. Dromtariffe started the second half with a brace of points but when Cill na Martra had quickly matched these one could safely conclude after 40 minutes that this game was as good as over so complete was the winner's control.
Cill na Martra were on top in all departments and very strong down the centre. Kyrillos Salib was very sound in goal, making two particularly fine saves from Dromtariffe full forward Donal O'Keeffe, Gearóid Ó Goillí and Antóin Ó Cuana both excellent in defence, Miceál Ó Deasúna and Tadhg Ó Corcora a dominant midfield pairing, and Damien Ó hUrdail and full forward Dan Ó Duinnín very prominent in attack. They were very well supported by their flankers, all of whom can be very satisfied by their displays on this occasion.
Points from Tadhg Ó Corcora, Dan Ó Duinnín, Mike Ó Deasúna, Seán Ó Foirréidh, Damian Ó hUrdail, Gearóid Ó Faoláin and Antóin Ó Cuana and a terrific goal from Tadhg Ó Corcora, the assist coming from Dan Ó Duinnín, in the 22nd minute helped Cill na Martra to their half time lead of 1-11 to 0-4. When Dromtariffe hit back on the restart, points from Dan Ó Duinnín and Seán Ó Croinín re-established the Cill na Martra dominance and thereafter there were further points at intervals from Gearóid Ó Faoláin, Dan Ó Duinnín and Tadhg Ó Corcora as the pace of the game dropped considerably, everybody knowing the eventual outcome.

Cill na Martra scorers: Tadhg Ó Corcora 1-2, Dan Ó Duinnín 0-6, Gearóid Ó Faoláin 0-3, Mícheál Ó Deasúna 0-2, Damian Ó hUrdail 0-2, Seán Ó Foirréidh, Antóin Ó Cuana and Seán Ó Croinín 0-1 each.

Cill na Martra: Kyrillos Salib: Donagh Ó Riordáin, Gearóid Ó Goilí, Finén Ó Faoláin: Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Antóin Ó Cuana, Pádraig Ó Criodáin: Miceál Ó Deasúna, Tadgh Ó Corcora: Gearóid Ó Faoláin, Damian Ó hUrdail, Daire MacLochlann: Seán Ó Foirréidh, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Seán Ó Cronín. Fir Ionaid: Darren Ó Foirréidh (45), James Aynsley (52), Ryan Ó Caochlaíoch (55).

Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

A. Whites Cross 4-13 LAOCHRA ÓG 0-8

B. Bantry Blues 5-11 Ballinacurra 1-12

C. Dromtarriffe v Killavullen

D. Lismire 1-8 Rathpeacon 3-14

E. Shanballymore bye

F. Araglin bye

G. Randal Óg bye


Round 4 Quarter-finals

(A) Whites Cross v (B) Bantry Blues

(C) Dromtarriffe/Killavullen v (D) Rathpeacon

(E) Shanballymore v (F) Araglin

(G) Randal Óg v (H) UIBH LAOIRE

Whites Cross 4-13 Laochra Óg 0-8
In the Junior "B" County Hurling Championship, Whites Cross met Laochra Óg in Blarney. Whites Cross got three goals in the early stages of the game and Laochra Óg had an uphill battle which they could not overcome as the game went on.
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 27th @ Newcestown, J'B'HC QF, Randal Óg v UIBH LAOIRE, 7.00pm
Tuesday June 30th Draws for Round 4 Senior, Premier Intermediate and Intermediate Championships
Wednesday July 1st @Páirc Uí Rinn, Munster Junior FC Final, Cork v Kerry, 7.30pm
Thursday July 2nd @ Limerick, Munster Minor Hurling SF, Limerick v Cork, 7.30pm
Saturday July 4th @ Cloughdubh, PIHC R3. Inniscarra v Valley Rovers, 7.30pm ET @ Brinny, IHC R3 Aghabullogue v Argideen Rangers, 7.00pm ET Alt July 3rd
Sunday July 5th @ Killarney, Munster SF Final, Kerry v Cork. 2.00pm
Wednesday July 8th Cork, Munster Intermediate Hurling final
Saturday July 11th @ Cloughdubh, IHC R3, if Eire Óg, Aghabullogue v Eire Óg/Argideen Rangers, 7.00pm ET
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Round 2
Under 21 F.C. Finals 'A' and 'B'
Junior 'B' H.C. semi-finals
Sunday July 12th Munster Senior and Minor Hurling Finals
Saturday July 18th All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 3B. Round 4 County Senior Football Championships. Round 4 PIFC. Round 4 IFC. Round 4 P.I.H.C. Round 4 IHC
Saturday July 25th All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4A (Munster finalists v Round 3A winner). All-Ireland M.H.C Quarter finals Alt. July 27th. All-Ireland JF Semi-final Munster v Leinster
Sunday July 26th All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarterfinals

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Kilbarry N.S. students at the recent Sciath na Scol Football Blitz in Annahala. ©An Scoil

Munster Senior Football Semi-Final

Cork 1-20 Clare 1-8

Patrick Kelly (Ballincollig), Fintan Goold (Macroom) and newcomer Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael) were involved in this game, all three as substitutes. Daniel Goulding of Éire Óg and Noel Galvin of Ballincollig were unused substitutes. It would seem that the experienced footballers of Mid Cork are now all out of favour with the county selectors who have made major changes after the 2015 league campaign ended with a heavy defeat to Dublin. Tomás Ó Sé of Kerry has been sceptical about the wisdom of the Cork management team and he is not alone in questioning whether there is an overall plan in place – put plainly 'do the Cork management team know what they are doing?' The answer will be available on July 5th next in Killarney.
Seven unanswered points in the periods immediately before and after half-time paved the way for Cork to see off Clare in the Munster SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn. While Clare were within four points, 0-8 to 0-4, with seven minutes left to the interval, by the time they got their fifth, Cork had increased their tally to 0-15. Cork were six points clear, 0-10 to 0-4, at half-time and soon they led by 11 points, 0-16 to 0-5. Cathal O'Connor did briefly give Clare hope as he netted in the 53rd minute, but Fintan Goold and O'Neill responded for Cork and then Donncha O'Connor converted a penalty.
Scorers for Cork: D O'Connor 1-5 (1-0 penalty, 3f), C O'Neill 0-5 (4f), M Collins 0-2, J Hayes 0-2 (1f), B O'Driscoll 0-2, P Kerrigan 0-2, B Hurley 0-1, F Goold 0-1.
CORK: K O'Halloran; C Dorman, M Shields, J Loughrey; S Cronin, Brian O'Driscoll, Barry O'Driscoll; A O'Connor, K O'Driscoll; C O'Driscoll, M Collins, P Kerrigan; C O'Neill, B Hurley, D O'Connor. Subs: PATRICK KELLY (49), R Deane (54), FINTAN GOOLD (54), Tomás Clancy (57), John Hayes (60), PETER KELLEHER (68).

Senior Camogie Championship

Galway 1-11 Cork 0-12

League champions Galway were the big winners as the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship got under way. Tony Ward's crew repeated their League win over Cork but left it very late as they scored the last four points to snatch a 1-11 to 0-12 win at O'Connor Park. This was a completely different type of game to the one in Semple Stadium in that both sets of defences were on top in a cagey affair. Cork started a little nervously and conceded a ninth minute goal. They found it easier to score from play with the wind and points from Orla Cronin, inspirational skipper Ashling Thompson, Briege Corkery and Katriona Mackey brought them level at half time, 0-8 to 1-5. Cork would have been ahead but for a couple of blinding saves by Susan Earner – one to deny Amy O'Connor what would have been a goal-of-the-season contender - but it looked as if they might take the honours as O'Connor, Cotter, Cronin and Thompson edged them ahead. Cork didn't score for the last 13 minutes though as Galway raced ahead as Cork vainly chased a match-winning goal.

Munster Junior Football Semi-Final

Cork 0-16 Limerick 0-13

Four unanswered points in the final six minutes helped Cork to advance past the stiff challenge of Limerick in the Munster JFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn. The Rebels, winners of five of the past 10 Junior All-Irelands, were able to include members of the successful 2013 side, but the Shannonsiders put it up to them for long periods. The score was 0-7 each at half-time and by the 45th minute it was 0-11 each. Cork then went in front but two points for Limerick gave them the lead. Cork levelled through Alan Barry and then Seamus Hickey put them in front again. Mark Sugrue and Hickey points assured them of a place in the final.
Scorers for Cork: Séamus Hickey, Alan Barry 0-4 each, Mark Sugrue 0-3 (0-1f), SEÁN KIELY 0-2, JOHN CORKERY, Brian Coughlan, Anthony O'Connor 0-1 each.
Cork: Anthony Seymour (Castlehaven) AJ O'Connor (Kiskeam) COLM de hÍDE (Naomh Abán) John McLoughlin (Kanturk) SEÁN KIELY (Macroom) Jason Collins (St Mary's) Bart Daly (Newmarket) MICEÁL Ó LAOIRE (Naomh Abán) Cillian Brosnan (Brian Dillons) JOHN CORKERY (Aghabullogue) Brian Coughlan (Kinsale) Mark Sugrue (Bandon) Anthony O'Connor (Knocknagree) Paul Condon (Mayfield) Alan Barry (Glanmire). Subs: Séamus Hickey (Rockchapel) (7) DARREN MURPHY (Ballincollig) (48) Peter Daly (St Mary's) (50-52, blood)

Munster U 21 Hurling Championship

Cork 1-11 Waterford 1-21

Cork's hurling woes continued at Páirc Uí Rinn when the U21's lost to Waterford for the first time ever on Cork soil. Sean O'Donoghue was the sole Muskerry hurler on the Cork panel. The Cork team was: Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig): Darren Browne (Kanturk), Alan Dennehy (Charleville), SEAN O'DONOGHUE (INNISCARRA): Dave Noonan (Glen Rovers), Conor Twomey (Newtownshandrum), Niall Cashman (Blackrock): Rickard Cahalane (Ballymartle), Martin Brennan (Fermoy): Kevin O'Neill (Watergrasshill), Killian O'Connor (Mallow), Darren Casey (Charleville): Mark O'Connor (Douglas), Anthony Spillane (Castlelyons), Luke Meade (Newcestown). Subs: Kieran Histon (Cobh), Shane Hegarty (Dungourney), Dayne Lee (Na Piarsaigh), David Geary (Fermoy).
Selectors: Damien Irwin (Killeagh) - Manager; John Hodgins, (St. Finbarr's) - Coach; Ger O'Halloran (Ballinhassig); Alan Browne (Blackrock); Liam Hayes (Dromina).

Mid Cork Junior Hurling and Football

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

Clondrohid 8 4 1 3 9

Kilmurry 5 4 0 1 8

Inniscarra 5 3 2 0 8

Aghinagh 5 4 0 1 8

Canovee 7 3 0 4 6

Kilmichael 5 2 1 2 5

Donoughmore 7 2 1 4 5

Ballincollig 4 2 0 2 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 1-9 Inniscarra 0-12 - draw
Blarney 0-16 Inniscarra 0-12 - replay
Gleann na Laoi – a bye

Round 2:
Éire Óg v Gleann na Laoi,
Inniscarra v Kilmichael
Ballincollig – a bye

First Round Replay

Blarney 0 – 16 Inniscarra 0 – 12
Four unanswered points in the last four minutes were enough to see Blarney through to the third round of the Mid Cork Junior A Hurling championship when the tourist village team met Inniscarra in a first round replay at a cold Coachford venue. Exchanges were very tight all through the game, there was never more than three points between the teams until the end and the sides were level five times during the game, with the score at 0-12 each as late as the 56th minute. Blarney deserved their win however as they had forced the pace for much of the game and were more adept at taking their scores with their ace marksman Michael John Shine finishing up with 0-6 to his credit.
Shine opened the scoring in the very first attack from the throw in but Inniscarra replied with points from Altan O'Connell and John O'Brien. Owen O'Connor levelled for Blarney and Shine and O'Connell swapped points from frees to leave the sides level after 18 minutes at 0-3 each. Shine and Conor Forde eased Blarney into the lead, Altan O'Connell pointed a free in replay. Darragh Kelly's point for Blarney was matched by one for 'Scarra from Altan O'Connell and Conor Forde then pointed to give Blarney a 0-7 to 0-5 interval lead, having played against the wind.
Altan O'Connell and Blarney substitute Raymond Murphy exchanged points on the resumption, Anthony O'Shea and Darragh Breatnach did likewise, 0-9 to 0-7 the score after 40 minutes. Liam O'Riain pointed for Inniscarra, M J Shine replied but points from Dominic Kelleher and Andrew McCarthy brought Inniscarra level in the 48th minute. Michael J Shine edged Blarney ahead again and Peter Philpott pointed a long range free to double their advantage to 0-12 to 0-10 in the 50th minute. Back came Inniscarra and a point from an Altan O'Connell free was followed by a smashing point from Liam O'Riain to level matters again with six minutes to go. Kevin Cremin gave Blarney the lead again in the 56th minute with a fine score and Peadar Philpott then pointed a '65'. Raymond Murphy had a point in the 59th minute and a point from a Michael John Shine free finished the scoring in the final minute.
Inniscarra will meet Kilmichael in the second round and will give last year's beaten finalists a stiff test.
Scorers: Blarney: M J Shine 0-6 (0-4f), C Forde, R Murphy and P Philpott (0-1 f, 0-1 '65')0-2 each. O O'Connor, D Kelly, A O'Shea and K Cremin 0-1 each. Inniscarra: A O'Connell 0-6 (0-5f), L O Riain 0-2, J O'Brien, D Breatnach, D Kelleher and A McCarthy 0-1 each.
Blarney: Richard O'Shea: Stephen O'Brien, Daniel Cronin, Vincent O'Mahony: Alan McEvoy, Sean Twomey, Donal O'Neill: Anthony O'Shea, Conor Forde: Eugene McCarthy, Craig Sykes, Oliver O'Connor: Darragh Kelly, Ross McNamara, Michael John Shine. Subs: Raymond Murphy, Peadar Philpott, Cormac O'Mahony, Stephen Sheedy, Kevin Cremin.
Inniscarra: Peter O'Riordan: John O'Brien, Ger Burke, Colm Lyne: Tommy Buckley, Tyrone O'Regan, David Carroll: Liam O Riain, Andrew McCarthy: Stephen Dornan, Dominic Kelleher, Liam Collins: Liam O'Brien, Darragh Breatnach, Altan O'Connell. Subs: Mark McCarthy, Brian O'Mahony, Craig Bennett.

Referee: Mr Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

The U10s travelled to Droumtarrife for the Brian Cronin Memorial tournament. They came up against very strong opponents in Glenville and Aghabullogue and were defeated comprehensively .In the last game there was a great battle against Gneeveguilla, and Clondrohid came out winners. These games gave the players great experience and improves skills and confidences throughout the team. A sincere thanks to all who travelled for the past two weeks, parents, players, mentors and supporters. Well done to all of you.
U12 league result .Clondrohid 5 12, Inniscarra 6 01.
In an exciting U/13 Football League game, Clondrohid defeated Aghada by two points. Final score Clondrohid 5-7 Aghada 4-8. Team Squad: Conor Murphy, J.K.Long, Conor O'Leary, Ciaran O'Leary, Alex Kelly, George Lowrie, David O'Connell Conor Dineen, Eoin Kelleher, Conor Lucey, Lorcan Flanagan, Colin Murphy, Fionan O'Leary, Luke Duggan.
Congrats to the Junior As who travelled to Dripsey for a league match and came away worthy winners. Best of luck to them as they meet Donoughmore in the next round of the championship in Carrigadrohid on Saturday June 27 at 7.30pm.
Fixtures: U14C FL Clondrohid V Whitechurch on Thursday June 25 at 7.30pm. U 13B FL St. Vincent's V Clondrohid on Saturday June 27 at 12pm. U 13B FL Macroom V Clondrohid on Monday June 29 at 7pm.

Laochra Óg

Under 14 hurlers played Kilta Óg in Castlemartyr June 8 and started off well in the first half but as the game went on Kilta Óg caught up and produced enough scores to put them ahead. A lively game but Laochra Óg failed to overcome the stronger side. Final score Kilta Óg 2 – 19 to Laochra Óg 2 – 10.
Junior "B" Muskerry hurling league took place in Cloughduv on June 9 Laochra Óg v Cloughduv. Cloughduv got a better start and the interval score was Cloughduv 1 – 9 to Laochra Óg 0 – 4. At the start of the second half Laochra Óg got two goals which brought them back into the game but at the end Laochra Óg were down by two points.
Saturday June 20 U12s met Shamrocks in Shanbally. Great overall performance by Laochra Óg, taking the game to Shamrocks from the beginning and had a good lead built up by half time. Two goals a piece by Conor Lucey and Luke Duggan in that first half. With the wind at their back the players played some beautiful hurling and some inspiring defending from goalkeeper Eoin Healy and Lorcan Flanagan kept Shamrocks at bay. Well done to all the lads, a great team performance. Thanks to everyone who made the trip and supported the players and thanks to team sponsors Astra Systems. Thanks to Shamrocks for a good sporting game.
Upcoming Fixtures : Sunday June 28 U12 hurlers meet Whitechurch in Macroom Town Park time to be confirmed.
Sunday June 28 U16 hurlers meet Donoughmore in Donoughmore at 11.30am.

Kilmurry G.A.A. Family Fun Day

Family Funday for Kilmurry GAA took place on May 30th in Kilmurry GAA pitch. There was an underage football Blitz, Over 33 match, BBQ, Cake Sale, Car wash and Tug of war. Quarry Blues and St Val's had great numbers for their Blitz and we hope they enjoyed their day. The day was a huge success as we ran out of burgers and all cakes generously donated were all consumed on the day. We would like to thank Lissardagh Cleaning services and Derek Murphy who kindly gave up their time to support the car wash. 40 cars were professionally cleaned on the day. The winning Tug of War team was Patrick Grainger, Michael Kelleher, Tobi Thoman, Sean Long and Marie Kiely. Kilmurry GAA would like to thank everyone for making the day such a success. Our next event will be the Kilmurry Fun Run on 16th July in Kilmurry Village at 7:30pm.So dust of the runners, run or walk. We hope it will be an evening enjoyed by everyone.

Canovee G.A.A.

On 11th June Canovee faced Sliabh Rua in the Eastern Region under 14 A football semi-final at Ballincollig in pleasant conditions. Sliabh Rua dominated the early exchanges and raced into a 5 point lead but Canovee slowly responded and a goal from Jason Riordan and points from Conor Dodd, Cian Cronin, Eoin Moynihan, Jason Riordan Connor O Neill and Jack Kelleher (2) left the sides level at half time on a scoreline 2-4 to 1-7.In the second half Canovee played some great football and 2 well taken goals from Jack Kelleher and points from Brian McNabola, Jason Riordan , Cian Cronin, Colm McCarthy and Jack Kelleher made sure of victory on a scoreline of Canovee 3-15,Sliabh Rua 3-5.
Team:Evan Dodd, Ben Cheasty, Eoin McNabola, Jack O Connor, Dylan Delaney, Odhran O Driscoll, James Downey, Brian McNabola, Eoin Moynihan, Connor O Neill, Jason Riordan, Cian Cronin, Conor Dodd, Jack Kelleher, Colm McCarthy. Subs:Timmy O Connor, Daniel Browne, James Hennessy and Connie O Riordan.
Canovee 2.11 Gabriel Rangers 1.14
Canovee played Gabriel Rangers in the county junior A league in perfect conditions in Carrigadrohid and started well. Liam Kelleher scored and further points by Michael Deasy , James Moynihan, Denis o Sullivan and Sean o Connor had canovee ahead at half time by 6 points to four . Kieran Moynihan added a point at the start of the second half and when Denis o Sullivan finished expertly to the net after a driving run canovee were looking good . However Gabriel's then got on top in the middle third and with a plentiful supply of ball there forwards thrived , they finished s long range pass to the net and following a string of points in quick succession they were ahead . Eamonn Lyons flicked a forty five to the net to leave one between them .Gabriel's replied with a point but Darren Twomey expertly converted a forty five to keep Canovee in contention , with the last play of the match Michael Deasy won possession against the odds and expertly scored a point from a narrow angle to draw the game . A draw was a fair result with both teams in the winning position at different stages
Canovee. Darren Shine, Paul o Sullivan , Daniel o Sullivan , Michael Quinlan. Gearoid Lucey , Michael Dunne , Brian Ahern , Éamonn Lyons , 1.00 Darren Twomey 0,01, William Ahern, Michael Deasy 0.03, Sean o Connor 0.01, Denis o Sullivan 1.01, James Moynihan 0.03,Liam Kelleher 0,01 .Subs Kieran Moynihan 0.01, Paul Twomey , James Mc Carthy

Kinsale 3-12 Canovee 1-9
Canovee faced Kinsale in the Eastern Region under 14 A football championship final at Mayfield. Kinsale, who were the physically stronger side, made a great start and led 1-3 to 0-2 after the first quarter, a Jack Kelleher goal at this stage brought Canovee into the game but it was Kinsale who finished the half stronger and led at half time 2-6 to 1-4.Canovee made a great start to the second half with a point apiece from Jason Riordan and Jack Kelleher to leave a goal between the sides but it was this stage that Kinsale began to take control of the game to run out worthy winners. As Eastern Region runners up, Canovee are through to the county semi-final where they will play Sam Maguire's.
Canovee:Evan Dodd, Ben Cheasty, Eoin McNabola, Jack O Connor, Diarmuid Nolan, Odhran O Driscoll, Dylan Delaney, Eoin Moynihan, Brian McNabola, Connor O Neill, Jason Riordan(0-3), Gavin Walsh, Colm McCarthy, Jack Kelleher ( 1-6),Cian Cronin. Subs used : James Downey, Tim O Connor and Daniel Browne.

Result. June 20th Junior B football league Canovee 0.08 Kilmurry 0.12

Donoughmore 7

July 17th 2015 will feature the 33rd renewal of the Donoughmore 7 road race. The event includes the seven mile road race (race entry €10), a non-competitive run/ walk over the same route, and a one mile fun run for children. There is an extensive prize list, with prizes in seniors', veterans', junior and team categories. Changing and shower facilities are available and no race would be complete without the post-race refreshments.
Donoughmore 7 was first run in 1983, and has been held every year since. It is a classic race on the Cork Athletics circuit. There have been many changes in athletics since 1983. There were no GPS watches when it first began, and running shoes have improved greatly! The race is now 'Chip Timed' so each competitor has an accurate record of their run. The number of entrants has also increased from 125 to almost 500 last year.
The Donoughmore 7 is held in high regard and is considered to be one of the top races in Ireland. The 2008 winner, Michael Herlihy, went on to win the Cork City Marathon in 2009. The men's course record is held by Peter Leigh Harriers, with a time of 33.09, set in 2006. Valerie Vaughan of Blarney-Inniscarra A.C. club holds the ladies record of 40.02 set in 2001.

July 17th 2015 marks the 33rd renewal of the race. The event includes the seven mile road race (race entry €10), a non-competitive run/walk over the same route, and a one mile fun run for children. There is an extensive prize list prizes in seniors', veterans', junior and team categories. There are changing and shower facilities available and no race would be complete without the post-race refreshments.
This year's race coincides with the start of Donoughmore Carnival Weekend. Come join us and Take the Challenge!

Ballincollig Basketball Awards Ceremony

Members turned out in style for Ballincollig Basketball Club's annual Awards Ceremony at 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.

West Muskerry A.C.

Standards at The Munster U14 to U19 championships at Waterford were very high as athletes battled to qualify for the All-Ireland Track and Field championships. West Muskerry A.C. was most successful, with Sharon O'Sullivan coming first in the Girls U19 3000m, to become Munster U19 champion for 2015. Stephanie Cotter took Silver in the 800m and Bronze in the 1500m. Caitlin Hurley ran a superb race in the U15 1500m to win the bronze medal. Caitlin and Sarah Kelleher also competed in the 800m but finished outside the medals. Billy Cronin, after a break for studies, ran a fine race in the Boys U19 1500m and won bronze. Meabh O'Riordan competed in the U15 Discus; Annie Maher ran in her first Munster A U14 1500m championships as did James Downey in the Munster AU15 800m and recorded a Personal Best; Stephanie O'Sullivan ran in the Girls U19 400m and showed improving form as she recovers from injury.

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Macroom AFC U13 league winners 2014/15 ©


Under 13 League Success. Following on from recent notable achievements within the schoolboys section, the turn of the Under 13 team arrived when they were crowned league champions following their final game away to Corinthians. The league was already in the bag after closest challengers, Avondale Utd, were defeated, so Macroom players and supporters alike were in celebratory mood. Having said that, the players gave another outstanding performance, resulting in a 1-0 victory which ended the campaign with ten victories, three draws and just a solitary defeat. Macroom captain, Reece Lee, was presented with the league trophy amid jubilant scenes. An outstanding season from the entire squad who gave their all in every game. The team is managed by Brian Bradley, John Francis Lee and Anthony Corcoran. Well done to all involved.

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Prizewinners in Captain's Prize (Mr. Philip Cooper) at Macrooom Golf Club. Winner , Kieran Bennett (16) 40pts, front, 3rd from left. © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results: Seniors: Bob Fitzgerald (11) Steve Wills(17) Michael Fleming(20) 48.2. NBS open singles. June 11 1st Orrian McGarry(12) 44pts 2nd Seán O'Donoghue (20) 41 pts. Open singles. 1st Paddy Fitton(16) 46pts , 2nd Jim Nolan (10) 42 pts ,3rd Colm Creedon(16) 41 pts. NBS open singles June 18 :1st Ml Lillis
19/20 June. Captain's Prize 2015 Mr Philip Cooper. 1st Kieran Bennett 16 40 pts. 2nd Colm Creedon.15.39pts. 3rd Stephen Duggan.18.39pts. Gross. Kevin Sheehan 3 36pts. 5th Tony Busher 11 39pts. Past captain and president: Diarmuid McCarthy 13 36pts. Committee Declan Ring 12 37pts. Cat:1 0/12 1st.Dan O'Brien 12 38pts. 2nd Tom Finn 8 38pts. 3rd Alan Moriarty 3 38pts. 1st nine. Michael Shine 10 20pts. 2nd nine Cathal O'Sullivan 8 20pts. Cat: 2 13/18 1st Pascal McSwiney 16 38pts. 2nd Florrie McCarthy 13 38pts. 3r Noel Horan 17 37pts. 1st nine. Patrick Fitton 17 21pts. 2nd nine James Neville 14 20pts. Cat 3 19/28 1st.Pat Meany 19 36pts. 2nd Robert Barrett 21 35pts. 3rd Tim Barry Murphy 19 35pts. 1st nine Paul Lynch 20 20pts. 2nd nine Tim Ryan 25 19pts. Students. 1st Mark Verling 16 42 pts. 2nd Padraig O'Connor 2 37 pts. 3rd Denis Quinlan 9 37 pts. Seniors 1st Liam B. Murphy 14 37pts. 2nd Bob Fitzgerald 11 36pts. Visitors. 1st Liam Sheehan 21 19 pts. 2nd Ml Twomey 18 18 pts. Hole in one. John Ronan. Long drive. Colm Ahern. Nearest pin. Paschal McSwiney...
Fixtures: Tues: Seniors .Thurs: NBS open singles. Fri 26 Corporate Classic. Sat & Sun 27, 28 Intermediate & Junior scratch cup.