Lee Valley Outlook July 9 2015 v12e14

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Daniel Kingston Memorial Run 2015 © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Fundraising Concert at Creedon's Hotel, Inchigeela, Fri. July 10 at 9p.m.
Liz Lucey Run from Inchigeela. July 12.
Donoughmore Tractor and Car Run July 12th from Donoughmore Cross.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Talks on healthy diet and Eircode. Tues 14th July, 7.30p.m. in Museum.
Kilmurry Fun Run on 16th July in Kilmurry Village at 7:30pm.
Donoughmore Carnival Thurs 16th to Sun 19th July.
Rás Mhúscraí - 5k/10k fun run in Cill na Martra Sat. July 18 @ 11am.
Daniel Corkery Summer School at Creedon's Hotel, Inchigeela, Sun 19th to Fri 24th July.
The Matchmaker with Blackwater Players in Inchigeela Hall, Mon. July 20 at 8.30p.m.
Canovee G.A.A. fundraising night in Farran Woods July 23rd with 5 km run
Greenshoots 2015 awards ceremony in Vertigo, County Hall, Thurs 23rd July at 6.00pm. Clondrohid G.A.A. Golf Classic on Fri. July 24 at Macroom Golf Club.
Mushera Platform Dance on Fri July 24th, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
Ballinagree Vintage Harvest and Family Fun Day on Sun. Aug. 2.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Talk on home security and Road Safety Tues 4th Aug 7.30p.m. in Museum.
.Macroom Library: 
Story time Saturdays at 12 noon.
Writers Group Tues. July 14 at 6p.m.
The Purlies Thurs. July 16 at 11a.m. . .
ACOL Bridge Wed. July 22 at 10.30a.m.
JulyArt Exhibition by Bernice Corcoran

Briery Gap:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sing-a-Long Sat 23rd Aug @ 3.00pm
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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Tony and Breda Clancy at their new premises, 65 Main Street, Macroom © Lee Valley Outlook

Something Fishy

Having opened a fish shop in rented premises in Macroom eight and a half years ago, just before the recession hit, Tony and Breda Clancy have now moved to their own place at 65 Main Street. What is now Clancy's Fresh Fish, just across from the Post Office, was previously owned by the late Máire McCarthy Thompson and had been a boarding house, tea room and antique shop at various times. Breda Clancy, a trained chef, rejoices in the new premises since the kitchen is four times the size of that in which she previously operated.
Clancy's is not just a place where you can buy fish of the freshest. You can also access advice on how to cook it. Tony Clancy smokes fish on site. Hot smoked fish – that is fish ready for consumption – include smoked salmon, mackerel and trout. A wide variety of cold smoked fish – which must be cooked prior to serving - include haddock smoked in the old traditional style. Breda Clancy prepares delicious chowder, fish pies and a variety of fish pates as convenience foods. She also cooks full presentation salmon for special occasions.
The Clancys have survived hard times since they came to Macroom. The down turn in the economy seriously impacted on top class, artisan producers and traffic chaos and road works also took their toll on the business. Nevertheless, they have been great supporters of the town and very active members of the Lee Valley Enterprise Board. They give freely of their time to many fundraising projects. Breda has given fish cooking demonstrations for the ICA, the GAA and has visited many schools to advise on healthy eating. She and Tony are very involved in proceedings during the annual Macroom Food Festival.
We wish Clancy's Fresh Fish every success in their new home and good fishing in the years ahead.

1916 Centenary

Macroom Library recently hosted an afternoon meeting organised by the Heritage Department of Cork County Council for individuals/ groups interested in participating in the development and delivery of the Cork 1916 programme. As well as library and council staff, about fifteen members of the public came from local areas as well as from Castletownbere, Bantry, Ballingeary, Cobh and Millstreet.
Michael O'Reilly presented the national plan for the commemoration which involves strands entitled State Ceremonial, Historical Reflection, An Teanga Bheo, Youth and Imagination, Cultural Expression, Community Participation, Global and Diaspora and will be centred mainly in Dublin. 43 events are planned to date, 2 of these in Cork.
Schools are expected to play a major role in the commemoration. Every school will be presented with the national flag by an army officer and will receive instruction on its correct use and how it should be respected. March 15 will be Proclamation Day and children are encouraged to draft a proclamation for a new generation, using the same number of words as in the original. Children are also to be encouraged to undertake ancestry projects, tracing their roots (some of them in foreign lands) to 1916.
It is hoped to stage Local Collection Days, where people may bring 1916 memorabilia to be assessed and scanned. Commemorative coins and stamps will be issued and the debate is still ongoing regarding a suitable emblem.
The meeting broke up into three groups to discuss how the centenary should be commemorated locally. Funding may be available for 1916 related projects and details on this may be found at www.ireland.ie. Projects must relate to at least one of five key themes: i) Remember ii) Reconcile iii) Imagine iv) Present v) Celebrate. The primary role of the Local Authority is to achieve and facilitate Community Participation and the purpose of the 1916 Centenary fund is to facilitate all such local projects. Typical projects/ events may include Memorial Plaques and Sculptures; 1916 Gardens of Remembrance; Art and Drama for 2016; Heritage Projects for 2016; Community related Genealogy Projects tracing back to 1916; 1916 related oral history projects; Projects relating to the Irish language and the two Gaeltachts of Oileán Chléire and Múscraí; Lectures, summer schools and field trips/re-enactments; Gatherings regarding 1916; Publications. Details of all proposed projects must be submitted to Cork County Council by Tuesday July 28th 2015

1916 Related Projects

Cork County Heritage department reports that projects suggested to commemorate 1916 in the Macroom area include: Historical talks at schools by Local History Societies and the inclusion of local history in the school curriculum; Exhibitions of artefacts; Local history stories gathered by children in schools; Video-tape of oral history from older generations; Revive the Easter Lily; Local communities to clean up monuments; Re-enactment of the march of Volunteers from Kilnamartyra and Macroom to Carriganimma; Historical Walks/ Tours in and around Ballingeary; re-enactment of march from Ballinadee to Kilmurry; explore and showcase the Cumann na mBan connection with wider Macroom area; A summer school in Inchigeelagh in July 2016 with a 1916 theme; Perform Corcoran's play in Briary Gap, Macroom.
As part of Cork County Library's 1916 Commemorative plans, the Local Studies Department would like to make contact with local history groups and members of the public to offer the library as a repository for storing memories and recollections relating to the period. We would ask people to send us written accounts or photographs of recollections or stories relating to 1916 from family members or those involved. The library will keep these accounts on file with a view to digitising them and making them available online in the future. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Local Studies Library, Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.

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Waiting for more finishers in the 6th Daniel Kingston Memorial Run in Macroom. © Lee Valley Outlook

Daniel Kingston Memorial

It was mid-summer in Macroom and the sun was shining as expected for the sixth annual Daniel Kingston memorial 5k run/ walk/ saunter. Huge crowds took to the streets, with an official count of 650 taking part this year. The atmosphere was electric and there was a real sense of 'community' about the event. The winning time, 16:11, was clocked up by Rory O'Sullivan but those who took an hour or two to complete the course were equally part of occasion. One participant from Kerry remarked afterwards that it was the first event in which he had run that had a real carnival atmosphere. Cian Murphy came 2nd in the Men's category on a time of 16:25 and third was the race winner from last year and local man, Joe Cunningham at 16:49. The first woman across the line was Karina Murphy in 18:59, followed by Niamh Cronin in 19:14 and Ciara Murphy in 19:23.
Local people have always given immense support, either participating or volunteering to make it a success since Daniel's passing in 2009. As in previous years, all surplus funds raised will be donated to Cork ARC cancer support house and their representative, Hilary O'Sullivan, commented, "The Daniel Kingston Memorial 5K is a very special event that we, in Cork ARC Cancer Support House, are privileged to be associated with. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the Kingston family and friends - their courage and strength have raised well in excess of €200,000 since 2009 for Cork ARC Cancer Support House. Their fundraising in Daniel's memory is our largest contribution from any one event - there could not be a greater tribute paid to Daniel, whose character and charisma endeared him to all he met during his life and most especially to those he met in Cork ARC." Monies for 2015 are still being counted and not included in the above total.

Macroom Guide Leaders in India

Twelve Guide leaders from Ireland flew out to the World Guide Centre, Sangam, India as part of the Council of Irish Guiding Associations ( CIGA) project to take part in community programmes in Puna India. The team included three Guide Leaders from Macroom, Ann Marie O'Leary, Coolyhane; Claire Kelleher, Mount Cross and Deirdre Henley, Rosnascalp. The group will work in Sangam in an international Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting team while staying at Sangam, the World Association of Girl Guide and Girl Scout ( WAGGGS) World Centre. This is a unique opportunity for the Irish Guide Leaders to learn about the tradition of an ancient but changing India. Their schedule will be based on the core objectives set out by WAGGGS - Participating in activities and workshops related to Community Leadership; Advocacy and other topics relevant to the events planned; Learning about WAGGGS, its Member Organisations, themes, projects, regions and World Centres; Sharing the international friendships that Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting offers; Experiencing the unique culture of India through its traditions, history and people.
The international Guiding team will visit local Indian families and have dinner with them. They will also take part in Community Action Programmes - long-term engagements with Community Partners to find projects that will benefit both the participants and the Partners. WAGGGS has 10 million members worldwide.
Ann Marie, Claire and Deirdre wish to express their sincere thanks to the many people and groups in the Macroom and surrounding areas, who encouraged and supported them in their long preparations for this international event and to the many who took part in and supported their fundraising efforts. A special word of thanks to the local Rangers, Girl Guides, Brownies and Ladybirds and their leaders who enthusiastically embraced and took part in the many fun activities over the past year, while learning about India, its culture and its customs. All are looking forward to hearing about and sharing in the Guide Leaders experiences at the Sangam World Centre .

Macroom Library

We are delighted to welcome back west Cork based artist, Bernice Corcoran, to our exhibition space. She is showing her recent ink and pigment drawings of the Gearagh National Nature Reserve. The works will be in place until the 31st July.
Our Summer Reading initiative is well up and running now. Any child wishing to get involved should ask at the library desk for details. Remember it is only 50 cents per child membership per year and for that you can borrow 6 items at a time. Items may be renewed online if you register for same at the library desk. Basically it involves us setting up a PIN number on your library account.
We have a very large selection of travel guides to foreign lands for those of you temporarily leaving our shores this summer. They are mostly from the publishers, Dorling Kindersley, Lonely Planet or AA travel Guides.
Story time continues on Saturday during the summer at 12 noon for about 45 minutes. All 3-7 year olds welcome. Parents must remain in the library during story time. There are plenty of magazines, including Consumer Choice, Hello, Irish Interiors and also newspapers, The Examiner, the Times and the Farmers Journal to while away the time.
The writers group will meet next on Tuesday 14th July at 6p.m. Next Purlies gathering will be 16th July. ACOL Bridge groups next date will be Wednesday 8th at 10.30. Ciorcal Cainte is suspended until September as is Gramophone.

Briery Gap Programme

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sing-a-Long Saturday 23rd August @ 3.00pm. Tickets €10.
Conal Gallen A Laugh and a Half. Saturday 12th September @ 8.00pm. Tickets €25
Jim Murray and Seamus Begley Friday 18th September at 8.30pm. Tickets €15.
Abracadabra Company present The Magical Garden Saturday 26th September @ 2.00pm.
Cookie and the Vaudvilles Friday 2nd October @ 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Lucinda Sly written and directed by John McKenna, Saturday 17th October 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Sullane Players present The Real McCoy, written by Tommy Marren. Tickets €12/€10

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


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Maktaba presents a night with Fintan Lucey, Lynda Cullen, Tomás Dunne and Friends in aid of Tanzanial Community Education Project, Korogwe Teachers' Training College Community Library at Creedon's Hotel, Inchigeela on Friday, July 10 at 9p.m. Tickets €10.

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 at 11.30am 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.

Kilmurry Active Retirement. Talk by Jennifer Connolly, APC Research Nurse, UCC on Eldermet. Creating dietary strategies to promote health in older population is an Irish project investigating how diet life style influences intestinal bacteria. Also, Introduction to Eircode, the name for postcode in Ireland, on Tuesday 14th July. Talk on home security and Road Safety Tuesday 4th August. Art classes beginning in September with Jack Cornhouse. All at 7.30 in Kilmurry Museum. All welcome.

Kilmurry 5km Fun Run/ Walk takes place on Thursday 16th July in Kilmurry Village at 7:30pm. Registration is in the new museum from 6pm.

Donoughmore 46th Annual Carnival Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July. Follow us on www.facebook.com/donoughmorecarnival. Carnival Bingo Saturday 18th July in the Community Hall, Stuake starts at 8pm. Jackpot at €980 at 52 calls (Guaranteed pay out of €200.) Great cash prizes and fun guaranteed.

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!

Mushera Platform Dance on Fri July 24th 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Music by: Mike, Helen and Southern Pride. The Lord Mayor of Ballinagree, Helen Spillane, will be unveiling the restoration of the oil house in Ballinagree on Friday, July 17th at 9 pm. This will be followed by refreshments and music in the Laine Bar. Everyone welcome.

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.

Ballinagree Vintage Vehicle Society Annual Harvest and Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday 2nd August in Ballinagree.

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

GROW Community Mental Health Organisation is a mutual help group for people suffering from depression or any mental health or emotional difficulties. The local group meets every Tuesday evening, 8pm-10pm, in the Macroom Family Resource Centre, The Fairfield, Masseytown, Macroom. Meetings are based on a 12-Step program and are anonymous, confidential and free-of-charge. For further information contact Finola on 086 7702807, Infoline 1890 474 474 or Website: www.grow.ie

Dromleigh N.S. students recently took part in the annual Active Schools and Cork Bike Week programmes. Generous sponsorship was given by a number of local clubs and businesses. These included The Blarney Hotel & Golf Resort, Buddies Play Centre Killarney, Castle Hotel & Leisure Centre Macroom, Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre - Coral Fitness, Organic Republic and O'Sullivan Cycles Killarney. Their involvement was greatly appreciated by all our students.

Pipers. Munster pipe band champions, Alannah Ní Mhuirthile and Gillian Ní Choinceannain, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, recently performed with St Patrick's Pipe Band Bandon, in Tralee, when the band came first in drumming and piping.

Attendance Record. Amy McDonagh of Carriganima N.S. recently received an award from Tusla, Educational Welfare Services, in partnership with Cork City Council, in recognition of her successful daily attendance records during her 8 years in the school.

Yeats Scholar. Laura Bateman, 4th Class pupil at Cloughduv N.S., recently attended the "Yeats Among School Children" competition in Sligo with her teacher Ms. Spillane. Laura's prize winning poem is published in a book to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats.

Confirmation Money. Children from Coachford N.S. recently presented a cheque to Marymount Hospice. The funds were made up of contributions from the Holy Communion and Confirmation classes and money raised through the Entrepreneurial day at the school.

Clann Cheolmhar. Caitríona, Liam, Finín and Méabh O'Connell of Cill na Martra took first place in fiddle, tin whistle, Irish speaking and recitation and singing competitions in various age groups, and won the overall Corn Dhónail Uí Dhúgáin music cup at the recent Feis Laitiaráin in Cullen.

Black Belts. Sean Rua O'Riordan (13 years old) and Aidin Lynch (12 years old) of Ballyvourney Tae Kwon-Do club recently became Black Belts, having trained for several years with their instructor, Master Don Dalton.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 23/06/2015:- Jackpot €8.400. Numbers Drawn 02-11-26 - No Winner - €70 Murt Kelleher, Codrum,. €20 Brendan O'Connell, Railway View. Paul Long, New St. Mary McCarthy, The Glebe, Clondrohid. Tom & Gerry, C/O Murray's Bar, Macroom. Cillian O'Mahony, Well House, New Street.
30/06/2015 :- Jackpot €8.600. Numbers Drawn 09-32-34 - No Winner - €70 Joan O'Riordan, Dan Corkery Place. €20 Murt Kelleher, Codrum. Mgt Coakley, Inchigeela. Caoimh & Clodagh Mullins, Coolea. Dave Murnane, 18 The Lawn, Mountmassey. Don Lynch, Codrum

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: June 24. Jackpot €6,800. No Winner. €70 Mary McSweeney, c/o Bingo . €20 - Geraldine Kelleher, Horsemount, Ballinagree. Jerome McCarthy, Carriganima. Gary & Rebecca O'Brien, Coolnadane. Kevin Cullinane, Coachford.
July 1. Jackpot €7,200. No Winner. €70 Tim O'Connor, Dundareirke, Macroom €20 Tadgh O'Sullivan, Crookstown. John Casey, Rusheen. Clare Mongovan, c/o Bingo. Davey Tarrant, Derrignagree, Millstreet

Aghinagh GAA Lotto July 5. Jackpot €1,300. Numbers drawn 1, 12, 26. Winner. Tom Kelleher c/o MCP. €50 Gene Kelleher, M.C.P. €20 Dave Barry, Laharn, Kay Mc & Seamus. Cal McCarthy, Kilcullen South. Jenette & Derek, Lyroe.

Canovee G.A.A. June 28. Jackpot: €15,300, Numbers Drawn 3, 7, 8, 13. No Winner. €50 Crean family, Cloughduv. €25 Mary Keane, Cloughduv. Tom Finnegan c/o Castlemore Arms.
July 5. Jackpot: €15,450, Numbers Drawn: 13, 15, 18, 30 No Winner. €50 T. Roche, Dripsey. €25 Kathleen Murphy, Canovee. Edel Downey c/o Hickeys Bar, Aherla.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 29/6/2015, Jackpot: €3,000, Numbers Drawn: 10 – 20 – 26, No Winner: €40 Gavin O'Flynn. €20 Colm Oldham, Patrick O'Callaghan, Bernard Crowley, Catherine Barry Murphy (Yearly Ticket).6/7/2015, Jackpot: €3,200, Numbers Drawn: 3 – 26 – 29, No Winner: €40 Marion O' Leary (Yearly Ticket), €20 Donal Moynihan (Yearly Ticket), T. J. O' Sullivan, Trisha McCullagh, Susan Ward.

Lee Valley Updates

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Muskerry Vintage and Veteran Car and tractor club at first annual Gerard McSweeney Memorial Run from Ballyvourney. ©Diarmuid O'Connell

The Daniel Corkery Summer School

2015 sees the 20th annual Daniel Corkery Summer School hosted in Inchigeelagh by Creedon's Hotel. The idea germinated when a group of friends got together to discuss and celebrate the arts and has gone on to great things since.
This year's dates are, as always, the third full week in July; Sunday 19th to Friday 24th. The week starts with a big welcome and a keynote lecture on Sunday evening and continues with five full days of workshops, lectures, drama, music and conversation, all in a friendly informal environment. Everyone & anyone is welcome; all is free with the exception of a Wednesday classical concert and a coach tour of the area narrated by a local historian for which a small fee is asked. Of course voluntary financial contributions, however small, are gratefully accepted; look out for the collection bucket.
The 2015 programme includes lectures - "Corkery's Proteges" by Heather Laird, "Society and Culture in Cork" by John Borgonovo and "From Stage to Microphone" by Finola Doyle O'Neill. Landscape Painting is with James O'Connell; Text and Translation of "An Beal Bocht & An tOileanach" with Ursula Williams and Mass Setting with Katherine Choonara. "The Matchmakers" a Comedy drama by Seumas O'Kelly, will be presented by Blackwater Players in the village hall on Monday at 8.30. There are Poetry and Story Readings and the 2015 Daniel Corkery Concert in the church on Wednesday at 8p.m. will include numbers by Beethoven, Back, Vaughan Williams and Mozart. .
More information and a full timetable can be found at www.corkery.inchigeelagh.net.

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Rosary at Our Lady's Grotto down the Curra road in Clondrohid © Clondrohid Photographers

Clondrohid Updates

Muinefliuch N.S. captured 4 awards before they took their well-deserved Summer holidays. They won their 3rd Green Water Flag, and a Digital Schools of Distinction Award. Next up two of their pupils Charlie Kelleher and Milo Heffernan accepted the Muintir na Tire/ Cork Co. Council Garden Award for Best School Garden in the Biodiversity Category. And lastly, they won the Health Promotion Flag, this Flag was proudly raised in the presence of Eileen Harran of the HSE. This must be regarded as a great achievement by teachers, pupils and parents. Well done to all.
C.A.R.T.Carriganimma: A wonderful night was had by all who attended the Carriganima Social in The Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney . Thanks to all who supported the event, Peter Lane and Danny Golden for the enjoyable music and finally, the wonderful staff and management of The Abbey Hotel for the outstanding meals and excellent service.
Mid Cork Pilgrimage Sept 30 to Oct 7 will include Fatima, Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela. Fr. Donal O'Brien will be the Spiritual Director and Padraig O'Driscoll will be Tour Director. Contact O'Driscoll Travel on 02641342 for more info.
Rosary at the Grotto: Many people gathered at the Grotto on the Curragh Road for the annual rosary and prayers. A beautiful sunny evening in a beautiful setting. Fr. Wickham remembered in his prayers all those who have passed away, especially Bishop Phelim O'Shea and Fr. Batty Desmond whose first anniversary occurs at this time.

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Coachford AFC under 10 soccer team ©

Coachford Updates

World Champion. Congratulations to Emma Flanagan who won a Gold medal at the Open World Taekwon-do championships in Italy. This was Emma's first time competing at Senior level in a world championships and because she was sitting her Leaving Certificate examination up to a couple of weeks ago, she was not expected to feature in the medals. However, Emma enjoyed a fantastic tournament, defeating the English representative in her final bout to take Gold and showed natural talent throughout the tournament that impressed the coaches from all over the world. 17 countries took part, including the USA, England, Russia, Canada and Australia .Local Community Council member, Jeremiah O'Sullivan, said "We are all very proud of Emma. She has won many medals and tournaments as a Junior but this was her first championships at senior level and to come home with a gold medal shows us all how dedicated she is to her sport. We now have two world champions in the community, as our Walker, Olive Loughnane, was upgraded from silver to gold medal status earlier in the year for her Berlin world championship race in 2009. Who knows what the remainder of the year holds in store."
Electrical Recycling. Coachford Tidy Towns and WEEE Ireland have arranged an electrical recycling day on Saturday, July 11th from 10am to 4pm at the Church Car Park. Any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted at these collection events – from large items such as fridges, dishwashers and tumble dryers, to small household items such as remote controls, electric toothbrushes and everything in between. All waste batteries will be accepted free of charge, including AA and AAA batteries, torch batteries, watch batteries, car batteries and electric fence batteries. Grainne Donovan, Secretary of Coachford Tidy Towns said, " Last year we collected over 9 tonnes of equipment for recycling and we are hoping that as many people as possible avail of the opportunity to dispose of their electrical equipment and batteries safely. This is a great chance for you to finally clean out the garage or attic or get rid of those old and outdated IT equipment".

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Preparing for Coachford Autumn Festival's Vintage Show on August 16th where the 40th Anniversary of the Mark ll Escort will be honoured by Broomhill Vintage club. ©Peter Dineen

Woolly Racers. Sheep racing will take place at this year's Coachford Autumn Festival on Sunday August 16th . This was a huge attraction last year at the family festival and is expected to draw great crowds again this time around. The sheep are already in training and many of last year's trainers have been breeding racing ready sheep for the event over the winter.
Old Milk Churns. Coachford Tidy Towns are looking for milk churns and an old horse cart for a floral display in the village that the group are planning to construct over the summer. If you have any of these and are willing to donate to the group or even to sell, please contact Martha on 086 1949569.

School Gardens in Lee Valley

Lee Valley schools were most successful in the Cork County Federation Muintir na Tíre Pride in our Community School Garden Awards 2015.
Best in Category Awards went to Muinefluich N.S for Bio Diversity Garden and to Rusheen N.S. for Mixed Garden. Highly Commended were Scoil Mhuire Ballincollig, Canovee N.S, Scoil Abán Naofa, Baile Mhúirne; Dromleigh N.S, Kilmichael and Rylane N.S. St. Lachteen's N.S Donoughmore was Commended.
The Competition is just in its third year and judging by the number of entries received, the enthusiasm and high standard and quality achieved, it was a huge success. It involves schools developing/ planning a garden and brings nature into schools. Both adults and students work together and decide what type of garden they want to create. It encourages them to get involved in working in the garden and promotes sustainability and biodiversity.
County Mayor Alan Coleman, who presented the awards, congratulated all the schools and said they were all winners. Dr Mary Stack, Environmental Awareness Officer, Cork County Council, commended the amount of work that was done by parents, teachers and pupils and said the competition complemented the Green Schools programme. Annette Lane Chairperson of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tíre, spoke about the importance of getting into the garden and "getting your hands dirty." She asked pupils to think outside the box and to include lots of colour in their gardens.
The competition is run in conjunction with Cork County Council, Environment directorate and Heritage Section and Griffins Garden Centre. The aim of the "Pride in the Community Schools Competition" is to support pupils and teachers to bring nature, wildlife, plants and colours into their school grounds; to promote horticulture and biodiversity; to give students a chance to interact with the environment and nature in a positive way. Studies have shown that school gardens promote positive environmental attitudes and provide an excellent opportunity to develop more positive attitudes towards science at an early age.

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Carriganima from Gurtnagishaugh ©

Ballinagree Vintage Harvest Festival

Ballinagree Vintage Vehicle Society Annual Harvest and Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday 2nd August in Ballinagree. All exhibitors of vintage and classic cars, tractors and machinery are invited to attend. However, this year, the brass plaque celebrates FIAT tractors in Irish Agriculture so a special invitation is extended to all owners of FIAT tractors. It is hoped that as many as possible will turn up on Sunday 2nd August. As usual, there will be many other attractions and side shows on the day, indeed something for all the family to enjoy. To kick start the weekend of fun, the final of a bowling competition and presentation of prizes will take place on Friday evening, with music by Clann Éireann, supported by Ciara and Dylan Creedon, to follow in The Ploughman bar. On Saturday evening there's a churn racing competition, followed by music in the Laine Bar and the selection of the new Mayor of Ballinagree, who will be present on Sunday to meet you all. This year's Ballinagree vintage vehicle Society's raffle will be in aid of local charities . Come and enjoy!

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Cloughduv U-6 Camogie team who took part in a recent Blitz in Ballincollig ©

Macra Matters

Berrings Macra was thrilled to present Dean Crawford and his charity "Dean's Wish to Walk" with a cheque for €775. Dean is a local boy from Matehy, who will undergo an operation next year which will enable him to walk. Berrings Macra was delighted to host a club table quiz to raise much needed funds and to be involved with such a worthy cause. Congratulations to the Farm Skills team who represented the club so well in the National Semi-Finals at Cork Summer Show. They included. Richard O'Callaghan, Dean Crawford, Emer O'Shea, Norma Downing, Noreen Healy, Norma Hurley and Niamh O'Shea.
Donoughmore Macra club members helped out at the Muskerry Macra rally stall at Cork Summer Show. This involved manning the sideshows and providing people with information on the upcoming National Conference. Donoughmore Macra also participated in Kinsale Macra's Macra Fortunes at the Trident Hotel. Congratulations to the Muskerry rally committee who beat Glanmire Macra in the final. During the coming weeks, Donoughmore Macra will prepare for the annual carnival 16th-19th July which includes the 7 mile walk/ run, the fittest four competition and Donoughmore Macra will have sideshows on Sunday all day.

Going Fishing in Ballyvourney

The Gaeltacht village of Ballyvourney welcomes 45 international trout anglers July 13-18 as the second Five Nations Fly Fishing Championships are hosted in Ireland by TAFI the Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland. The inaugural event was held in Scotland last year. Anglers will fish the scenic waters of the Upper Lee Valley, North Cork and Killarney in an event worth in excess of €50,000 to the area. Nine teams drawn from Ireland (3), England (1), Scotland (2), France (2) and Belgium (1) compete for the champion of the five nations title at individual and team level, with some anglers travelling to do a reconnaissance on the waters beforehand. Each team consists of four anglers and a captain or manager. A boatman and scorekeeper are assigned to each angler.
Macrompian, Denis Cronin, is Munster Council Chairman and International Organiser and says that the event will see some of the top anglers in each country compete over two days. Among those representing Ireland are Tom Ankatell, Boherbue (Team Captain), Michael Twohig, Kanturk, John O'Keeffe, Kiskeam (Team Manager) and John Buckley from Killarney. The official opening will take place at 6.30pm in Kanturk on Monday 13th. The closing ceremony and prize-giving will be held on Saturday 18th at the Mills Inn in Baile Bhúirne which is home to the nine teams for the week.
The teams will fish Gougane Barra Lake, the Allow and the Dallow and Lough Leane east and west in Killarney. Four three hour sessions will be ongoing at all times e.g. a team will fish Gougane in the morning and Kanturk in the evening with those in Kanturk fishing Gougane in the afternoon. Teams are bussed up and down. Those in Killarney will swap lake sides morning and afternoon with a three hour break in between.
Denis Cronin said, 'We don't have the big fish but we can compete with anywhere in the world for numbers of fish and the beauty of the area. Also, in contrast to other areas, there's no stocking in any of the natural waters. Gougane is pristine. Gougane's trout are there since the ice age, since the lake was formed. Apart from fly fishing, Denis says the variety of angling within twenty miles of Ballyvourney is astounding, with the best pike fishing in Inchigeela on Lough Allua and world class coarse fishing on the Lee Reservoirs. We have a great variety of fishing for a family that comes on holiday to the area and we should be trying to promote it.

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Class teacher, Mr Shane Lehane, Muinefliuch N.S. accepting the Digital Schools Award from Mr Neil O'Sullivan in the presence of Millstreet woman, Joanne O'Riordan. ©An Scoil

More Awards for Muinefliuch

Having already achieved the Health Promoting Schools' Flag Award, Muinefliuch N.S. also earned another Green flag and a Digital Schools of Distinction Award. Their 3rd Green flag is the Water flag and it was raised with the help of Colette Creedon, Cork County Council. The pupils have worked hard on the project over the last two years, creating ideas for saving water at home and at school. The committee organised Water Action Day and created many projects connected with the theme of water throughout the year. Congratulations to the Green Schools committee and their coordinator Miss O'Donovan for all their hard work.
Millstreet woman, Joanne O'Riordan, her brother and filmmaker Stephen and her Mom, Anne visited the school for the presentation of a Digital Schools of Distinction Award and Neil O'Sullivan was present on behalf of the Digital Schools of Distinction Award programme. This is a flagship programme to promote and acknowledge best practice in the use of ICT. It recognises primary schools who deliver the best educational experience for their pupils through information and computer technology. The award is promoted by the Department of Education and Skills and has been sponsored by Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. The benefits of becoming a Digital school of Distinction include access to international resources for teaching and learning; free hardware and software; technical support and opportunities for collaboration.
To achieve the Digital Schools of Distinction Award ( www.digitalschools.ie ) , Muinefliuch N.S. had to fulfil identified criteria within five areas – Leadership and Vision, ICT integration in the curriculum, School ICT culture, Continuing Professional Development and Resources and infrastructure. Both staff and pupils are using technology in a wide variety of ways within the school. Each class has an interactive whiteboard with access to the internet, which opens up a wealth of resources and applications. The senior classes attended computer classes weekly during the second term. The school has a set of iPads and laptops for general use for station teaching and for project work. This award is great for the school but more importantly it is an investment in the future of the pupils as modern technology becomes more and more an integral part of ordinary life. Visit us on our school website at muinefliuchns.scoilnet.ie or on our Twitter page @muinefliuch_ns to find out more.

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Some of the class of '83 at Dromleigh N.S. From left: Gerard Murray, John Noel Murphy, John Browne, Kay O'Riordan, Fr. Tony O'Riordan, Mary Rose Kelleher, Gerard Murphy and James Cronin. © Lee Valley Outlook


Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries

As Dromleigh, Ireland's oldest national school, moves towards its 200th birthday, the story of its first 175 years is now available in a colourful, 235 page book with many attractive features. It contains more than 200 photographs, some dating to the start of the last century. The school's history and that of the parish, spanning the Famine, Kilmichael Ambush and the establishment of the Republic are there, as well as memories from past pupils and teachers; maps; the school register 1872 – 2015 and reports on local associations.

Available now from Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop at €20.


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Some of the 2015 Greenshoots graduates at Macroom E.. ©John Delea

Cork Greenshoots

There are currently 10 new businesses on the Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme in Macroom E Enterprise Centre. Róisín Dunne's business is Piper and is based in the Múscraí Gaeltacht, designing and manufacturing cosmetics bags. Eithne Buckley's project is Twoheartsmeet Dating Agency and Joanna Kaminska-Wujek's Jokamin features Illustrations and Sculptures. Niall Mooney produces Gaelic Butter and Orla Kelly provides Self Publishing Services.ie. Kevin O'Sullivan has Home Pods by KOS and Merril Kahapola Arachchi's business is Hospitality Training Ireland. Jean O'Sullivan is owner of Red Pen Edits and Simon Casey's enterprise is a very topical and opportune Clean Rainwater Solutions. Dermot O'Sullivan's business is called Gas Mark Seven.
Now in its fifth year, Greenshoots works closely with selected entrepreneurs, helping them prepare their businesses for the commercial world. While working through the setting up of their own businesses, they are participating in various key workshops, expert mentoring sessions and networking events.
Since 2010, the programme has helped launch 55 new businesses, primarily in the Lee Valley region and is funded by the Local Enterprise Office South Cork and Cork County Council. The participants, having come through a competitive application process, have now almost completed their six month programme. They are using the excellent facilities that the Macroom E Enterprise Centre offers, including hot desks, peer support and access to support bodies and enterprise development agencies.
The 2015 Greenshoots entrepreneurs are a diverse group of individuals with businesses in the food, craft, dating, hospitality, environmental, publishing and printing sectors. Orla Kelly from Orla Kelly Self-Publishing Services says, "The Greenshoots Programme provides us with support systems and resources through mentoring, course work and access to weekly workshops with key experts in relevant fields. It allows us the time to refine and progress our business ideas, giving us confidence in ourselves and our abilities."
Greenshoots Programme Manager, Catherine Costello says, "The current group is working within an intensive six months programme. Their businesses span a broad spectrum of products and services and despite the diversity, are working extremely well as a group. They are very innovative and enterprising and I am confident that the success generated by this group will be felt throughout the county and can only contribute positively to our economy."
All graduates of the programme will celebrate at an awards ceremony in Vertigo, County Hall on Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 6.00pm. An exhibition, showcasing the ten entrepreneurs will be in place in the foyer of county hall in the run-up to the event and will be open to the public. For more information on the Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneur Programme and on this year's graduating class, please visit the Greenshoots website at www.greenshootscork.ie.

Rás Mhúscraí

Beidh an rás bóthair 5k/10k Rás Mhúscraí ar siúl don chéad uair i gCill na Martra ar an Satharn, 18ú Iúil @ 11:00rn. Cé gur Rás Mhúscraí an t-ainm atá ar an ócáid, tá sé dearbhaithe ag an lucht eagraithe, Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teoranta, nach gá in aon chor gur rás a bheadh ann do gach éinne. Beidh fáilte croíúil roimh dhaoine a dteastaíonn uathu an cúrsa 5k nó 10k a shiúl. Tabhair libh na leaids óga agus an bugaí chomh maith! Tá an ócáid á heagrú mar ócáid shóisialta don phobal trí chéile, idir óg agus aosta, leis an t-airgead a bhailítear ag dul i dtreo áiseanna pobail áitiúla i gceantar Mhúscraí. Is é Rás Mhúscraí an tríú rás i sraith náisiúnta Na Rásaí, áit ina bhfuil na Gaeltachtaí éagsúla tagtha le chéile le hOireachtas na Gaeilge chun sraith rásaí bóthair agus trá a eagrú ar fud na tíre, ag críochnú suas le Rás an Oireachtais, rás/ rith 5k ar an 31ú Deireadh Fómhair, mar chuid d'fhéile Oireachtas na Samhna i mbliana a bheidh ar siúl i mBaile Átha Cliath.
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Did you know that 25% of all marriages in Ireland now end in separation or divorce? However, the number is closer to 90% for business partnerships.
Generally, you spend more waking hours at work than at home, which means you have more opportunities to interact with your business partner and the nature of your interactions tend to be more intense, with more potential for conflict. When your marriage is on the rocks, work can be a respite. If your workplace becomes hostile, there is no escape. You still have to farm and conduct business as usual, even when you are faced with a relationship that is floundering.
This is why you must choose your partner wisely. You must get to know them before going into a farm partnership together and then work constantly to build trust and good communication. In business, as in marriage, there are no guarantees and it is easier to avoid mistakes than it is to get out of them.
Business partners often start businesses together with little planning and few ground rules. Sooner or later they discover the hard way that what is left unsaid or unplanned often leads to unreasonable expectations, anger and frustration. Partners can clash over countless things including conflicting work ethics, financial goals and leadership style.
Communication is essential in all relationships so, before you go into business, you need to enter into what is known as a partnership agreement to protect yourself and your farming business. In cases where there is no partnership agreement or where the agreement is void, the partnership will be governed by the Partnership Act, 1890. It is shocking that an archaic piece of legislation more than 120 years old can determine how 21st century partnerships operate if there is no valid partnership agreement in place. Its effects are unexpected and can be disastrous, e.g. there is no right of expulsion of a partner no matter how inappropriate the conduct. This must be addressed in a partnership agreement.
When a partner announces their intention to retire or leave, the first course of action should be to refer to the partnership agreement. A well drafted partnership agreement will also ensure that the other partners have a carefully structured plan to follow if one partner becomes seriously ill or dies. It will secure everyone's legal position and ensure the continuity of the farming business. Inserting retirement provisions into a partnership agreement hold a balance between the interest of partners who leave and those who remain in the partnership. Clauses in relation to retirement need to be very carefully drafted.
The Partnership Act also states that partners are not entitled to interest on the capital they contributed to the farming business unless the partnership agreement says so. A well drafted partnership agreement should cover the return of any capital invested and any interest to be paid. You do not want a leaving partner demanding immediate withdrawal of all the capital they invested in the farm. The partnership agreement can specify time scale and terms.
A good partnership agreement should also cover how to resolve disputes and in what order -from mediation, arbitration or the expensive option of courts. Partnerships without an agreement may be unaware that if one partner dies or is declared bankrupt, the partnership is automatically dissolved. In the case of a partner's death it could be that their estate receives a certain percentage or a payment. If there is no legal agreement the partnership has no obligation to pay the estate anything.
Putting a partnership agreement in place is just plain smart. Both parties need to understand that it is the intelligent and practical thing to do.
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.

Farm Safety

Farm families from across Ireland recently united in both grief and solidarity at a special Remembrance Service for those who lost their lives in agriculture related accidents. It came after a horrific 2014 in which 30 people lost their lives on farms, an 87% increase. Seven people have died in farm accidents so far this year. Go ndéana Dia trócaire othu go léir. We urge extreme care when dealing with animals, machinery and slurry tanks this summer.

Sports Mad


In the 2015 Cork County Senior and Intermediate Hurling and Football Championships the 4th round draws have been made for all except the senior hurling championship. From now on it's all knock out games, with the losers departing the competitions.
Fixtures made could suffer from the progress of the Cork senior hurlers and footballers in the All Ireland series.

Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2 (First Round Losers)
St Finbarrs 0-15 Blackrock 2-11
Youghal 0-12 Killeagh 0-11
Sarsfields 0-15 Bishopstown 1-7
Glen Rovers 0-13 Carrigtwohill 0-12

Round 3
Carrigtwohill v Killeagh
Bishopstown v St Finbarrs

Divisions/Colleges Section

Round 2

Duhallow 0-24 Carrigdhoun 0-23

Imokilly 0-20 UCC 0-17

Relegation Play Off;

Carrigtwohill/ Killeagh v Bishopstown/ St Finbarrs

4th round – open draw to be made on July 18th.

16 teams, 8 first round winners plus 4 second round winners plus 2 third round winners plus two from Divs./ Colleges section.

14 Qualifiers to date:

Douglas, Ballyhea, Na Piarsaigh, Midleton, Ballymartle, Erin's Own, Newtownshandrum, Bride Rovers – all 1st round winners and Glen Rovers, Blackrock, Youghal, Sarsfields from rd. 2, Duhallow and Imokilly from Divs./Colleges section.

Senior Football Championship

Round 3

Clyda Rovers 0-12 Aghada 0-7

Clonakilty 0-7 St Nicholas 1-8

Relegation Play Off:

Clonakilty v Aghada

Senior Football Championship Round 4

A. Bishopstown v Clyda Rovers

B. Beara v O'Donovan Rossa

C. BALLINCOLLIG v Valley Rovers

D. St Finbarrs v Castlehaven

E. Nemo Rangers v Douglas

F. St Nicholas v Dohenys

G. Ilen Rovers v Carbery Rangers

H. Newcestown v Duhallow

Quarter Finals

A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Round 3:

Bandon 1-13 Kilworth 0-11

Valley Rovers v INNISCARRA

Relegation Play Off:

Kilworth v Losers of Valleys v INNISCARRA

Premier Intermediate Championship Round 4

1 Castlelyons Bye

2 Ballinhassig Bye

A. Tracton v Courcey Rovers

B. Newcestown v BLARNEY

C. Mallow v Watergrasshill

D. Carrigaline v Cloyne

E. Kanturk v Fermoy

F. INNISCARRA/Valley Rovers v Bandon

Quarter Finals

A v B, C v D, E v F, G, Castlelyons v Ballinhassig

Premier Intermediate Football

Round Three:

Nemo Rangers 2-14 Na Piarsaigh 3-6

Grenagh 0-16 Ballinora 2-6

Relegation Play Off:

Na Piarsaigh v BALLINORA

Round 4

1. Carrigaline Bye

2. St Vincent's Bye

A. Nemo Rangers v Kiskeam

B. St Michaels v Mallow

C. NAOMH ABÁN v Castletownbere


E. MACROOM v Newmarket


Quarter Finals

A V B, C v D, E v F, G, Carrigaline v St Vincents

Intermediate Hurling

Round 3:

Barryroe 1-17 Milford 2-16

Aghabullogue 2-22 Argideen 6-15

Relegation Play Off:


Intermediate Championship Round 4

1 Charleville Bye

2 Kilbrittain Bye

A. BALLINCOLLIG v Argideen Rangers

B. Aghada v Castlemartyr


D. Kildorrery v ÉIRE ÓG

E. Meelin v Fr O'Neills

F. Milford v Ballygarvan

Quarter Finals

A v B, C v D, E v F, G-Charleville v H-Kilbrittain

Aghabullogue 2-22 (28) Argideen Rangers 6-15 (33) aet.

Aghabullogue intermediate hurlers left their dismal form of the previous rounds far behind them when they performed heroically in their defeat to Argideen in the third round of the intermediate championship at Brinny. Unfortunately Aghabullogue are now out of the competition and must instead face a relegation battle with Barryroe, the second time in three years the Mid Cork side find themselves in this position.
Aghabullogue conceded six goals in this game, three in the first half when they played with the strong wind behind them. The goals were all of a type, a high ball in being caught by a physically strong full forward line and dispatched to the net, and yet despite conceding these sickening scores, Aghabullogue had the heart and the hurling to be level at the interval, 1-10 to 3-4.
The loss of a defender to a red card (in an incident with an opponent who escaped with a yellow card having provoked the episode) in the final minute of the half and having to face the strong wind in the second half left Aghabullogue in a tough situation but they were magnificent in the second half. They conceded another two goals however, the second of these in the 32nd minute to level the scores and when Aghabullogue hit back with a lead point, the game was in the 66th minute when Argideen got another equaliser. The concession of a sixth goal, three minutes into extra time was a crushing blow and Argideen, by far the physically stronger team, were on top in the final ten minute period of extra time.
Pa Finnegan, Mark O'Flynn and Ian Barry Murphy had early points for Aghabullogue, cancelled out by the first Argideen goal in the 7th minute. Kevin Finnegan had a point, Argideen hit back with another goal and a point. The dynamic John Corkery pointed for Aghabullogue, Argideen replied with three points in a row followed by a goal to lead by 3-4 to 0-5 in the 25th minute. Aghabullogue were not being out hurled by any stretch of the imagination and came back with two points from Pa Finnegan and one from Corkery and then in the 29th minute Evan O'Sullivan created a goal chance for John Buckley which was capitalised on with a lash from five metres to shake the Argideen net. Corkery and Ian Barry Murphy added points to level the scores but Aghabullogue then lost a defender in very unfortunate circumstances. It was 1-10 to 3-4 at half time and Aghabullogue were in a spot of trouble at this stage.
The 14 man Mid Cork side were a revelation in the second half. They carried the game to their opponents and three frees yielded points to Pa Finnegan, all this good work again undone by a fourth goal for the Timoleague side in the 42nd minute. A minute later John Buckley crashed home his second goal after John Corkery did all the work, Finnegan added a point from a free and Aghabullogue led by 2-14 to 4-5 at the three quarter stage. Two Argideen points were answered by points from Pa Finnegan and Sean O'Sullivan and when Argideen pointed again, John Buckley matched it, 23 points to 20 the score now, in the 59th minute. In the second minute of added time, Argideen got an equalising goal after Aghabullogue had lost possession in attack but back came the Mid Cork men and Pa Finnegan pointed from 50 metres out. Six extra minutes had elapsed when Argideen scored an equalising point, 5-9 to 2-18 the score, and 20 minutes extra time now followed.
Pa Finnegan pointed to inch Aghabullogue in front but then followed a sixth goal for Argideen. Ian Barry Murphy pointed twice to level for Aghabullogue before Argideen went a point up before half time. Aghabullogue did not have the physical strength to match the West Cork men in the final ten minutes but battled to the end and were rewarded with a late point from Kevin Finnegan.
This performance will give Aghabullogue every hope of avoiding the dreaded drop but Barryroe are another strong physical side.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley; Alan Hogan, Dan Twomey, Niall Barry-Murphy; Aidan BarryMurphy, Niall Buckley, Brian Buckley: Seán Kelleher, John Corkery: Evan O'Sullivan, Kevin Finnegan, Mark O'Flynn: John Buckley, Patrick Finnegan, Ian Barry-Murphy. Subs: Sean Dineen, Sean O'Sullivan, Greg Murphy, and Donal Twomey.

Intermediate Football

Round 3

Kinsale 1-12 Millstreet 0-11

Youghal 2-6 Adrigole 0-6

Relegation Play Off:

Millstreet v Adrigole

Intermediate Football Round 4


2 Glanworth - Bye

A. Youghal v Kanturk

B. CILL na MARTRA v Mitchelstown

C. Rockchapel v Mayfield

D. Kinsale v Glanmire

E. Glenville v Ballydesmond

F Kildorrery v Fermoy

Quarter Finals

A v B, C v D, E v F, Aghabullogue v Glanworth

County U-21 'B' Football Championship Final

Cill na Martra v Kilmeen

Junior 'B' Hurling Championship

Round 4 Quarter-finals

(A) Whites Cross 0-7 Bantry Blues 0-11

(C) Dromtarriffe 2-13 Rathpeacon 1-10

(E) Shanballymore 1-19 Araglin 1-8

(G) Randal Óg 2-6 UIBH LAOIRE 0-7

Munster Junior Football Championship Final

Cork 0-11 Kerry 1-20

A 42nd Munster Junior football title for Kerry at Páirc Uí Rinn and fully deserved. Kerry led by five points early on but in their best spell, the second quarter of the game, Cork registered eight points led by midfielders Micheal O Laoire and Cillian Brosnan, and forwards Mark Sugrue and Seamus Hickey. By the 22nd minute, the sides were level and Cork powered on to lead at half-time by 0-8 to 0-5.
Kerry however had a better depth of talent with at least six of the starting fifteen having been in with the Kingdom's seniors in the last 12 months, and once they sorted out their midfield at the break, Kerry moved up a gear. In fact, Cork claimed only one second half point before a very late flurry of scores. When Conor Cox netted a Kerry penalty in the 49th minute this game was all over.
Scorers for Cork: M Sugrue (0-4, 3 frees), M O Laoire (0-2), C Brosnan, S Hickey, B Coughlan, S Kiely, P. Condon (0-1 each).
CORK: A Seymour (Castlehaven); AJ O'Connor (Kiskeam), D Murphy (Ballincollig), J McLoughlin (Kanturk); Sean Kiely (Macroom), J Collins (St Mary's), B. Daly (Newmarket); Micheal Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán), C Brosnan (Brian Dillons); John Corkery (Aghabullogue), B Coughlan (Kinsale), M Sugrue (Bandon); A. O'Connor (Knocknagree), S Hickey (Rockchapel), A Barry (Glanmire).

Munster Minor Hurling Semi Final

Limerick 1-14 Cork 0-14

Limerick secured their place in this year's Munster MHC final thanks to a late Peter Casey goal at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Having beaten Limerick in the quarter-final in April, Cork were hoping to send the 2013 and 2014 provincial champions, who qualified for the semi final via the back door negotiated their way back to the last four via a play-off, packing but were hit by a late sucker punch, the all-important goal coming with two minutes left on the clock. It leaves Limerick, coached by Anthony Daly, on course for a three-in-a-row of Munster Championship titles, while Cork's wait for a place in a Munster final for the first since 2008 continues.
With Mark Coleman in fine scoring form, Cork did the early running, but Limerick drew level at the break, 0-7 to 0-7. Cork edged ahead again in the second half and looked on course to beat Limerick for the second time in the competition this year until Casey intervened at the death.
Scorers for Cork: Mark Coleman 0-7 (0-4f), Liam Healy 0-2, Declan Dalton (0-1 '65), Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-1, Tim O'Mahony 0-1, Ciaran Cormack 0-1, Seán Powter 0-1
Cork: Declan Dalton (Fr O'Neills): Seadnaidh Smyth (Midleton), David Griffin (Carrigaline), Conor McCarthy (BLARNEY): Mark Coleman (BLARNEY), Eoghan Murphy (Sarsfields) Capt., David Lowney (Clonakilty): Chris O'Leary (Valley Rovers), Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville): Liam Healy (Sarsfields), Michael O'Halloran (Blackrock), Tim O'Mahony (Shandrum): Sean Powter (Douglas), Ciaran Cormack (Blackrock), John Looney (Aghada).
Subs: Barry Kenneally (Cuchulainns), Niall O'Leary (Castlelyons), John Cashman (Blackrock), Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs), Billy Hennessy (St Finbarrs), Donal English (Sarsfields), Billy Dunne (Fr O'Neills), Robbie O'Flynn (Erins Own), Robert Bourke (BALLINCOLLIG), Shane Kingston (Douglas)
Team Manager: Denis P Ring, Fermoy and formerly Canovee/ Cloughduv.

Munster Senior Football Final

Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12
Cork must travel to Killarney for a replay in the Munster Football final after Kerry corner-back Fionn Fitzgerald scored an injury time equaliser in a thrilling final at Killarney before 35,000 spectators. The equaliser saved the All-Ireland champions from their first defeat to Cork in a Munster Football Championship final since 2008 and a win at Killarney would have been the Rebels' first victory at the venue in 20 years. A penalty award to Kerry when they were on the ropes was a major talking point afterwards, with even partisan home supporters admitting that the referee made a very bad call on this one. With Páirc Uí Caoimh not available due to ground renovations, the replay will take place on Saturday July 18th, and once again Kerry will have the home advantage.
Cork had the ideal start and Colm O'Neill's 1-1 inside nine minutes put them in charge. Kerry then came back, aided by a bad error in defence by Cork and the Kingdom were 1-9 to 1-5 up at the break after dominating in the closing stages of the half. Cork lost Paul Kerrigan to a black card but his replacement Paddy Kelly played well. O'Neill and Donnchadh Walsh traded scores at the start of the second-half and Cork then struck 1-4 without reply. Donncha O'Connor found the net in the 38th minute with a lovely flick over the advancing 'keeper for Cork and Barry O'Driscoll put them 2-10 to 1-10 up with a good point.
Cork were in control at this stage, but the game turned when referee Padraig Hughes awarded Kerry a controversial penalty when Mark Collins was adjudged to have fouled O'Donoghue and last year's player of the year easily converted from the penalty spot. That levelled matters, substitute Colm Cooper put Kerry ahead, before Anthony Maher pushed the Kingdom 2-14 to 2-12 in front. Barry O'Driscoll hit the net after the Kerry defence parted, but Fitzgerald rescued a draw with a point from the last play.
Cork: K O'Halloran; M Shields, E Cadogan, J Loughrey; Barry O'Driscoll (1-1), Brian O'Driscoll, S Cronin; A O'Connor, Fintan Goold (Macroom); P Kerrigan, D O'Connor (1-3, 0-2f), K O'Driscoll (0-2); C O'Neill (1-6, 0-3f, 0-1 '45), M Collins, B Hurley.

Subs: Paddy Kelly (Ballincollig) (25), C Dorman (59), R Deane (61), Daniel Goulding (Eire Óg)(62), C O'Driscoll (67).
Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh).

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Vera Foley, St. Val's and Cork, with family and friends as she accepts the May Auld Triangle and Muskerry G.A.A. Award from Michael O'Riordan, Auld Triangle. ©

Mid Cork Championships - Hurling and Football

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

2nd Round:

Dripsey 0-13 Éire Óg 0-6

Ballincollig 1-12 Cill na Martra 0-7

Clondrohid 0-13 Donoughmore 1-6

Naomh Abán – a bye

3rd Round Draw

A Naomh Abán v Iveleary at Macroom, Sunday July 12th at 6pm

B Aghinagh v Kilmurry at Macroom, Sunday July 12th at 7.30pm

C Ballincollig v Clondrohid on Friday, July 17th. (venue to be decided)

4th Round – Quarter Final

Winners A v Winners B

Winners C v Blarney

Kilmichael v Dripsey

Canovee v Inniscarra

Dripsey 0 – 13 Éire Óg 0 – 6

Dripsey: Pat O'Riordan: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, John Carey: Daniel Buckley, Robert Daly, Barry Galvin: Conor Hayes 0-2, Aidan Murray: Shane Burke 0-2, Diarmuid O'Riordan 0-3, James Cotter: Stevie Murray, Davie O'Sullivan 0-4 (0-3f), Mark O'Sullivan 0-1. Sub Aidan Buckley 0-1.

Eire Óg: Joe Kelleher: Brian Hallissey, Andy O'Herlihy, Colm Murphy: Ger McSweeney, Dave Sheehan, Ross McCarthy: Kieran O'Sullivan 0-1, Shane McCarthy 0-1: Sean O'Connor 0-1, Tim O'Leary 0-1, Daire McCarthy: Jason Twomey, Brian O'Sullivan Darcy 0-2, Fintan Brennan. Subs: Dave Cotter, Shane Murphy and Sean Desmond.

Ballincollig 1 – 12 Cill na Martra 0 – 7

Ballincollig duly justified their favourites tag with a good win over Cill na Martra at a wet and cold Kilmurry. The only goal of the game came in the 8th minute when Ian Coughlan set up the opportunity for Eoin O'Reilly and this helped the winners to a 1-7 to 0-2 interval lead.

Scorers: Ballincollig: E O'Reilly 1-0, Ian Coughlan 0-3 (0-2f), B Cronin 0-3 (f), S Lucey 0-2, K Coleman, P O'Neill, B Kelly and L Carey Murphy 0-1 each. Cill na Martra: D Harrington 0-4 (0-2f), G Phelan 0-2, C Mac Suibhne 0-1.
Ballincollig: C Noonan: D Collins, C Collins, P Harrington: K O'Sullivan, J O'Brien, S Lucey: B Kelly, S Coughlan: B Cronin, K Coleman, P O'Neill: E O'Reilly, I Coughlan, K Browne. Subs: L Carey Murphy, C Sexton.
Cill na Martra: P Ó hAodha: F ÓFaoláin, E Ó Loinsuigh, P de Brún: T ÓDuinnín, P Ó Criodáin, N Ó Loinsuigh: C MacSuibhne, F Ó hEaluithe: G Ó Faoláin. D Ó Mocháin, D Ó hUrdail: S Ó Forréidh, S Ó Loinsuigh, S Ó Croinín. Fear Ionaid: C Ó hEaluithe.
Referee: Mr M Kelleher, Kilmurry.

Clondrohid 0-13 Donoughmore 1-6

Clondrohid met with Donoughmore at Carrigadrohid and the ground conditions were slippery due to rain before the throw in. This didn't seem to bother the Clondrohid team and in a whirlwind opening 12 minute spell they found themselves up 0-6 to no score against the wind due to being dominant all over the field. Donoughmore got their 1st score in the 13th min. and then it was their turn to dominate scoring 1-2 without reply. Clondrohid then managed to stem the tide and scored a point to edge two ahead again which just left enough time for Donoughmore to score in injury time. The half time score was Clondrohid 0-8 Donoughmore 1-4.
Donoughmore opened the scoring in the 2nd half with a point to level the game. Clondrohid then got a big grip once again, outscoring Donoughmore 0-5 to 0-2 to emerge victorious on a scoreline 0-13 to 1-6. Clondrohid were delighted with a brilliant squad effort and supporters were overjoyed to see the younger members of the team shining along with the old brigade. Clondrohid: John Corkery: Conor O'Leary, Trevor O'Brien, James Kelleher: Shane Dineen, Brian Corcoran, Cian Creedon: Fergal Kelleher, Jeremy O'Sullivan: Danny O'Riordan, Aidan Kelleher, Don Dineen; Shane Creedon, Mark Creed, Paddy Lynch. Subs: Declan Kelleher, Conor Flanagan and David Dineen.

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, July 11th at Ballincollig

Inniscarra v Kilmichael July 7th

Ballincollig – a bye but will play Gleann if the latter lose to Éire Óg

Faro Intelligent Heating U21 A Hurling Championship

Round One

Eire Og 2-11 Cloughduv 0-13

Inniscarra v Aghabullogue – Monday July 13th

Ballinora 0-6 Blarney 1-12

Ballincollig – a bye

Round Two

Ballincollig v Cloughduv

Ballinora v Losers of Inniscarra/Aghabullogue

Éire Óg 2-11 Cloughduv 0-13
Éire Óg edged out their great rivals Cloughduv in this U21 A hurling championship game at Ballincollig. Éire Óg's Jason Twomey landed a glorious point to register the opening score of a very entertaining game. Cloughduv enjoyed plenty of possession in the opening exchanges and points from Mark Walsh and Joe Ryan edged them in front. Éire Óg responded with a terrific goal from the hard working Ronan O'Toole which gave his side a 1-2 to 0-3 lead after 15 minutes.
A terrific point from Daire McCarthy edging the Ovens men three points clear. Cloughduv's Joe Ryan kept his side in touch with some excellent free taking while Eire Óg's Dylan Desmond denied James Moynihan a certain goal with a very smart save. This was a real turning point as Éire Óg then went the length of the field with the impressive Kirwan finding the net to ensure his side led by 2-6 to 0-7 at the break.
On the restart, Cloughduv came storming back into the game with Joe Ryan scoring four points ( 0-3 frees) and Sean Curzon landing a magnificent score to leave a single point between the side. Éire Óg badly needed a score and it came from a magnificent effort from Denny Murphy. Another pointed free from Kirwan left three points between the sides entering the final ten minutes of the game. Cloughduv reduced the gap to two points with another long effort free from Ryan as the tension mounted. Outstanding Éire Óg's goalkeeper Dylan Desmond then pointed two frees in the closing minutes to seal the victory.
Scorers: Éire Óg: B Kirwan 1-4 (4f), D Desmond 0-3 (2f, '65), R O'Toole 1-0, J Twomey, D McCarthy, J McBride, D Murphy 0-1 each. Cloughduv: J Ryan 0-10 (8f), J Berhanu, M Walsh, S Curzon 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: D Desmond; D Conway, R McCarthy, S Desmond; C Mullins, J Mullins, G McSweeney; A Twomey, D McCarthy; D Murphy, D Kelly, R O'Toole; J Twomey, B Kirwan, J McBride. Subs: B Hurley for A Twomey (37), D Cotter for D Kelly (48), C Kelly for B Kirwan (53), F Fuohy for J McBride (60).

Cloughduv: C O'Driscoll; P Grainger, N Cronin, J Verling; A Murphy, M Dunne, E Clifford; K Barry-Murphy, S Curzon; M Walsh, J Moynihan, P Berhanu; B Verling, J Ryan, D Dineen. Subs: P Buckley for P Grainger.
Referee: Mr. Peter Downey (Inniscarra).

Blarney 1-12 Ballinora 0-6
Blarney outclassed Ballinora in the opening game of the U21A hurling championship at Ovens. Blarney entered this game as firm favourites and they had the opening two scores through Kevin Cremen and Conor Forde. Ballinora's Brian Murphy opened their account. The exchanges were lively and a brace from Michael John Shine ensured Blarney led by 0-4 to 0-1. The Ballinora defence was under serious pressure but Brendan Hourihan and Patrick Cronin were outstanding. Blarney finally broke inside the cover and Mulcahy crashed home an outstanding goal after a great run. Ballinora responded through a long range effort from Mike Lordan while Cork minor Mark Coleman converted a 65 on the stroke of halftime for the winners.
On resumption Coleman pointed a free but Ballinora replied with an outstanding long-range point from the impressive Lordan. The game threatened to boil over and a melee resulted in Blarney losing a man to a red card. Blarney upped their game and points from Mulcahy and Crowley gave them a 1-10 to 0-4 by the end of the third quarter. Ballinora enjoyed plenty of possession and excellent points from Corkery and the impressive Patrick Cronin reduced to gap to seven points. However, Blarney finished strongly with David Dunlea and Shane Mulcahy tacked on points to complete a comfortable victory in the end.
Scorers: Blarney: S Mulcahy 1-2, K Cremen 0-3, MJ Shine , M Coleman(1'65) 0-2 apiece, C Forde, S Crowley, D Dunlea 0-1 each. Ballinora: B Murphy 0-2(frees), D Corkery 0-2 (1f), P Cronin.
Blarney: C Murphy; D Sheahan, S Sheedy, A O'Shea; S Crowley, C O'Mahony, P O'Connor; R Murphy, M Coleman; C Forde, S Mulcahy D Kelly; K Cremen, D Dunlea, M J Shine. Subs: R Morey for C O'Mahony(42), A Dineen for D Kelly (58).

Ballinora: S Gunning; B Rigney, B Hourihan, K Grealy, P Dineen, P Cronin, K O'Regan; M Lordan, D Fitton; D Dineen, B Murphy, P Dineen; C McGrath, D Corkery, B O'Connor. Subs: J O'Farrell for D Dineen (37).

Referee: Mr John Kavanagh (Gleann Na Laoi)

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round One:

Cloughduv 1 - 10 Ballinora 1-5

Laochra Óg 0-13 Éire Óg 0 – 6

Aghabullogue 4-12 Dripsey 0-12

Round Two:

A Laochra Óg v Cloughduv

B Aghabullogue v Blarney

C Ballincollig v Iveleaary

D Grenagh v Donoughmore

Semi Finals: A v B; C v D

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

Round One:

Aghabullogue 1-10 Gleann na Laoi 0-6

Kilmichael 1-10 Macroom 0-9

Donoughmore 2 - 10 Ballinora 2-6

Iveleary 2 - 11 Ballincollig 2-8

Canovee 2-21 Grenagh 0-2

Round Two:

A Aghabullogue v Kilmichael

B Donoughmore v Iveleary

C Canovee v Kilmurry

D Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 2-16 Inniscarra 0-7

Semi Finals: A v B; C v D

Cork Bounce Back

Cork 1-14 Limerick 1-10

All-Ireland champions, Cork, bounced back from their opening round defeat by Galway to inflict a first loss on last year's intermediate winners, Limerick, in Round 2 of the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship. The Leesiders' physical strength was notable early on and it was one-way traffic as they went 0-9 to 0-2 clear, with Orla Cotter (who finished with six points) punishing any transgressions from frees. Team captain Ashling Thompson, Briege Corkery and Orla Cronin all shone as Cork threatened to put their fellow Munster girls to the sword. Limerick improved in the second half, with Niamh Mulcahy and Aoife Sheehan showing well. They brought the margin back down to five but when Katrina Mackey goaled it looked all over for Joe Quaid's charges. Mackey was a constant thorn in the side of the Limerick defence and plundered 1-3 from play. Not for the first time in recent years, Limerick showed the depth of their character though. Rebecca Delee's goal helped get them to within three points. Cork showed their experience to see the game out however and a late 45 from Cotter proved the insurance score.

May Sports Star

Vera Foley, Terelton was chosen as Auld Triangle/ Muskerry G.A.A. Sports Star for the month of May and was joined by family, friends, team mates, representatives from St Val's Ladies Football Club, Cork Ladies Football, Muskerry Board and the Awards Committee at the Auld Triangle for the celebration. After the meal, John Feeney, Chairman of the Awards Committee, welcomed everyone and spoke highly of Vera's sporting exploits. JJ Long, Chairman of the Muskerry Board, wished Vera well in her sporting endeavours. Neilius Carroll, Chairman of the Cork Ladies Gaelic Football Association, spoke highly of Vera and Marian Crowley, Secretary of St Val's Ladies Football Club, said that Vera is an integral part of the Val's squad. Michael O'Riordan, proprietor of The Auld Triangle, then presented Vera with her award. Congratulations to Vera and continued success on and off the field.

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Macroom Ladies Football U12 girls who recently topped the B2 league. ©

St. Val's Club News

Senior Teams. Our senior team played Inch Rovers in the first round of the County A Championship in Cloughduv and came away with a victory. Next match is scheduled for 20th July against Mourneabbbey (which could also double up as the League final, yet to be confirmed). The Junior Team had a great win against Glanworth in the County League final in a super game of football, coming out on top on a 5-12 to 4:09 scoreline. It was end to end for the full 60 minutes and a great advert for ladies football. They also opened their championship campaign with a victory away to Midleton on 1st July and are out again circa 19th July. Our U21 team are scheduled to play Mourneabbey in the U21 County Final in July (date and venue yet to be confirmed).

Under 16. After a long lay off due to Junior Cert exams, our U16s played Bishopstown in their last Mid Cork league match on 2nd July and had a comfortable win. It was great to see such large numbers of U14s stepping up an age category and contributing to the team performance. Next up for the U16s will be a Mid Cork semi-final later in the month.

Under 14 were unlucky to come up against a very strong and physical Rockban side in the County Semi. Despite playing to the best of their ability and never giving up, they could not compete with their opposition, who later went on to with the County final. Well done to all the squad and management on a good season and keep fit for 2016!
Under 12 B team had a great season, qualifying for the Mid Cork final against Nemo after defeating Carrigaline in the semi-final. Unfortunately the final didn't go their way and lost by 2 points in a close, hard fought game. The club is proud of how these girls represented the club all season and look forward to seeing their developing over the coming years. They have qualified for the U12B County Championship which will take place in September.
Inter-County. Congrats to Vera Foley who was the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Star Winner for May, and was presented with the honour at a function on 23rd June – fully deserved for what she gives to her club & county. Commiserations to the Cork U21 team and to the Val's girls involved and Joe Carroll, manager, following their recent narrow defeat to Dublin in the All Ireland Final in a really tough game of football. Best wishes to the Cork Senior and Minor team and our players involved in their upcoming Munster Final and All Ireland Semi Final against Kerry and Dublin on July 11th and July 18th in Mallow and Toomevara respectively.
Thank you to all the parents, friends and supporters who have been attending all our club matches over the past few months, and now, as championship is kicking off for our older age teams, your continued support will be most valuable and appreciated by the players and management.
Please note that gumshields must be worn by all underage players at training & matches.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Clondrohid 6-11 . Whitechurch 1-2. Great result for the U14 team. Top of table after 5 games. Well done to all involved.
Clondrohid 6.06 Canovee 3.07. The U11 team defeated Canovee in the league at Carrigadrohid. This group of players just keep getting better and better each week with outstanding defending and excellent finishing.
Parish Blitz. On a beautiful sunny morning on June 23 over 65 1st & 2nd class students from Clondrohid NS, Carriganima NS and Muinefluich NS took part in a football blitz organised by Jim Lucey & Clondrohid G.A.A. All students participated brilliantly and excellent skills were on show throughout the morning. They played eight 12 minute games and all were contested well. A special thanks to all the 6th class students who were referees and coaches on the day. Thanks to all the teachers, parents and coaches who made the blitz possible.
Croke Park Visit. Clondrohid U12s had a day to remember when they got to play on the hallowed turf of Croke Park. Clondrohid played 3 games, facing opposition from Clare, Tipperary and their near rivals, Kerry. The first game provided tough opponents and they lost out to the Banner. The next two games went their way and what a special day for all these young players to record two wins from three in Croke Park. They defeated teams from Tipperary and Kerry. A fantastic experience for all players, mentors, coaches and everyone involved. Following the action on the pitch, there was a museum tour which was informative and enjoyable .A sincere thanks to all involved, and to those who travelled to Croke Park for the occasion which was a most enjoyable experience for all .Let's hope some of these young players will return to play there again wearing the county colours or their club colours.
Congratulations to Katie Dineen who was on the Cork u14 Football panel who recently won the Munster Final and the All Ireland Football Blitz. Unfortunately Cork lost out in the final, however this was indeed a great achievement for Katie. Congratulations to Grace Murphy who played at half time in the Munster final on Sunday in Killarney with the Cork Primary Games Team.
Clondrohid 11 - 9 Macroom 3 – 5 U 13 B league This was an outstanding result against a Macroom team that had good form leading up to the game . Clondrohid had a great start with 3 quick goals in first 10 minutess . Macroom replied with 1 - 1 but Clondrohid stepped up again and at half time led 8 - 3 to 1 - 2 . They introduced some young players for the second half but continued to dominate and ran out easy winners . There was some great performances, particularly from some of the younger players.
Kilmichael Blitz. Clondrohid U10s took part in a monster blitz in Kilmichael and played three games against Diarmuid Ó Mathúna's, Kilmichael and Eire Óg. All games were contested very well and Clondrohid won all 3. The skills learned in training over the last few weeks were displayed beautifully with blocks, 1-2 football and great defending on show. Well done to all involved, especially the players who put in huge efforts in hot conditions.
Golf Classic. A reminder to all golfing enthusiasts - Clondrohid G.A.A. is hosting a Golf Classic on Friday July 24 at Macroom Golf Club. Entry of €120 for team of 3. Contact Conor O'Leary for more info on 0857791211.

Laochra Óg

Whitechurch 1 – 2 Laochra Óg 7 – 0.
Sunday 28th June U11hurlers played Whitechurch in Macroom Town Park. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half, Laochra Óg worked hard, Éamonn Meachair's goal one of the highlights. Making full use of the wind in the second half, the scores followed. Ben Lyons scored three goals. Well done to Whitechurch for a good sporting game and thanks to our team sponsors Astra Systems.
Donoughmore 1 – 10 Laochra Óg 2 – 10.
Sunday 28th June the U16 hurlers played Donoughmore in the hurling league and started well, scoring some fine points. Laochra Óg led by four points at half time. In the second half Laochra Óg conceded some soft frees but rallied and got the scores to keep their lead. The well taken penalty proved to be vital as were the two frees in the last minutes saved on the line. Our thanks to Donoughmore for a good sporting game and team sponsors, Deasy's Pharmacy.
Valley Rovers 1 – 6 Laochra Óg 1 – 1.
Wednesday 1st July Laochra Óg U12 hurlers played Valley Rovers in Macroom Town Park in a top of table clash but it ended in disappointment against a physically stronger Valley Rovers team. It was closer than the scoreline suggests with only a point between the sides, with three minutes remaining on the clock, Laochra Óg pushed forward searching for an equaliser but unfortunately conceded a goal which decided the issue. Well done to all and thanks to our supporters and team sponsors Astra Systems.
Fixtures. Saturday July 11th U16 C 1st round Hurling Championship Laochra Óg v Kinsale in Tom Creedon Park Macroom at 5 : 30 p.m.
Saturday July 11th U10 Hurling Blitz in Cloughduv at 10 a.m. Meeting at Ó Riada's car park at 9 : 15 a.m.

C.L.G. Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh

Reachtáladh Campa Samhraidh Cumann Peile Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh le déanaí le 70 páiste ag freastal ar an gcampa (buachaillí & cailíní). Mhair an campa óna 10-2-30 le oiliúnaithe áitiúla i gceannas ar chúrsaí. Bhí páistí ann ó 4-15 bliana d'aois. Ritheadh an campa trí mheán na nGaeilge le himeachtaí eagsula cosúil le Peil, Iománaíocht, Luthcleasaíocht, Dodgeball, Tag srl. Thug imreoir Chorcaí, Damien Cahalane, cuairt ar an gcampa ar an Déardaoin & bhain na daltaí sár-taitneamh as an gcuairt seo. Labhair sé leo, d'fhreagair sé ceisteanna & thóg sé roinnt grianghraif ar an lá. Fuaireamar t-léinte le cinnlitreacha an pháiste ó Daly Sportswear. Chríochnaíomar le Lá Spórt ar an Aoine & seachtain den scoth a bhí ann.

Canovee G.A.A.

Canovee 3-14-Sam Maguire 5-7.
On 26th of June Canovee faced Sam Maguires in the county under 14 A semi-final at Annahala .Sam Maguires had wind advantage in the first half and controlled a lot of the half and led at half time 4-6 to 0-6.In the second half, a transformed Canovee side gave an outstanding performance . Odhran O'Driscoll started the comeback with a goal and further goals from Connor O'Neill and Jack Kelleher piled the pressure on Sam Maguires. Canovee took the lead for the first time with an injury time winning point from Connor O'Neill to put Canovee into the county final where they face Kinsale or Buttevant.
Team: Evan Dodd, Diarmuid Nolan, Eoin McNabola, Dylan Delaney, Odhran O'Driscoll (1-1), Ben Cheasty, Brian McNabola, James Downey, Eoin Moynihan, Connor O Neill 1-3, Jack Kelleher (1-7),Gavin Walsh (0-1), Jason Riordan ( 0-2),Jack O'Connor, Cian Cronin.
Canovee 2.21 Grenagh 0.02
On June 26th Canovee played Grenagh in perfect conditions in the junior B football championship in Ballincollig. Canovee led at half time by 0.12 to 01 and continued to control the second half. Niall Cronin added two goals and at the final whistle Canovee were ahead by 2.21 to 0.02 .Team David Wiseman, Billy Creedon , Michael Quinlan ,Donal Cronin, John O Brien , Jerry Murphy , James O Sullivan , Conor Buckley ,Denis O Sullivan , Blake Ring , Michael Deasy , Ger Ahern , Kieran Moynihan , Con Dunne , Niall Twomey. Subs James Mc Carthy, Niall Cronin , Brian Barrett , Sean Twomey , Pat Harrington.
July 3rd Under 12 football league Canovee 2.03 Valley Rovers 5.14.
July 23rd Canovee are holding a fundraising night in Farran Woods A 5 km run has been organised. Cost €10 for adults , €5 for children and €20 per family entry fee. Plenty of prizes on offer and everybody welcome.

Macroom Soccer

A.G.M. With the playing season now finished, the A.G.M. of Macroom FC took place at the clubhouse at Murrayfield on June 26th. In what was a well-attended meeting, many aspects of the running of the club were discussed. Chairman, Denis Murray, thanked all in attendance, especially those who were new to the club and interested in becoming involved in any capacity. He congratulated the many teams who had success during the 2014/15 season and thanked all managers for their time and commitment across all grades. Club officers, lotto committee and general committee members were all thanked as the club cannot function without the huge work that takes place off the field. A special mention was given to the Under 12 schoolgirls who were the first team in the club's history to enter a girls' team at any level.
Pat Melia, Secretary, thanked all club members and spoke of his enjoyment of his first year as club secretary. He thanked all involved and encouraged as many people as possible to get involved in the club, especially parents, as it's the young boys and girls of the locality who are benefitting most from the excellent facilities within the club.
Janet Shine, Treasurer, outlined the financial position of the club. In the modern era, fundraising has become vital for the day to day running of any club and Macroom FC is no different. With up to twelve teams entering competition (well in excess of 250 schoolgirls and schoolboys being catered for) entry fees and registration to the various leagues has increased dramatically in recent years. The weekly lotto is an important source of income. The club would like to thank all those who purchase tickets and also a huge thanks to the outlets who facilitate the selling of them.
The following officers were elected: Chairman: Denis Murray. Vice Chairman: JJ Murphy. Secretary: Pat Melia. Treasurer: Janet Shine. Assistant Treasurer: Con Foley. President: Willie O'Riordan Snr. Underage Secretary: Willie O'Riordan Jnr. P.R.O.: Darragh Deasy. Committee: To be made up of all club officers and an adult representative from each management team.
Underage Awards Night: This eagerly awaited night will be held at the Riverside Park Hotel on Friday July 10th commencing @ 7.30pm. All are welcome to this celebration of not only the success but also the great participation levels within the schoolboys and schoolgirls sections. The Under 13 Macroom team became champions this June and will play in Division 1 u14 next season. Squad: Peter Murphy, George Lowrie, Reece Lee (c), Bradley O Shea, Cormac Buckley, Patrick Barry, Sean O Riordan, David Hunt, Jk Long, Daniel Cotter (top scorer), Conor Murphy, Adam Kelly, Adam McCarthy, Shane Sweeny, Alex Kelly, David O Connell, Kieran Doody, Steven O Donghue, Cathal O Riordan, Tadhg O Leary, Liam Linehan, Conor Dinneen, James Galvin. Training begins Tuesdays in August. New players welcome.

Dripsey GAA Golf Classic

Dripsey enjoyed another fantastic day for the annual golf classic in Macroom on June 5 with a big increase in teams from the previous year. The presentation of prizes and the monster raffle were held in the Weigh Inn on the night of the Classic, with music by The Rogues and a big crowd in attendance. Dripsey GAA would like to thank all participants and sponsors of the recent GAA Classic. Please support our sponsors. Congratulations to the winners: GUI Team Competition 1) O'Leary Centra Tower 55. 2) John O'Shea Electrical 54. 3) Cygnum 53. 4) G&C Creations 53. 5) Murphy Electrical 52. Non GUI- Team comp:1) IIS Insulation 56. 2) Tom Atkinson 52. 3) Dave, Chris &Shane 50. 4) Pat Condon 50. 5) Autozone 49. Longest Drive: Paul Collins. Nearest the Pin: Aidan Foley.

Senior Athletics

West Muskerry A.C. Senior Group is going from strength to strength with every race they enter and are producing fantastic Personal Best times, group training definitely benefiting the athletes.
Michael McSweeney had a fantastic run in the IMRA Galtee Crossing Mountain run, a race over 32k with a 1500 m climb. Michael finished in a time of 4hours 27minutes and was placed 11th on the day. In the Willie Neenan 5 mile road run in Millstreet, Karena McCarthy finished in 2nd place in a time of 35:24 and came 1st in her category. Paul Leahy finished in a time of 33:44. In the Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k Run in Macroom, the senior group had some fantastic performances. John Cronin finished in 18:45 and finished 3rd in his category: Paul Leahy 19:44, Colm O'Mahony 19:50, Conor McMahon 19:58, Jerry O'Riordan 20:20, Michael McSweeney 20:13, Jerry O'Mahony 20:15, Seán Ó Lionáird 20:59, Martyn Underhill 21:04, Karena McCarthy 21:27 and 3rd in her category and Keith Ryan 21:37 were the other runners and times. Many other West Muskerry AC athletes also competed in this annual run and all did well.
West Muskerry club athletes, Garry O'Sullivan, Stephanie Cotter, Caitlin Hurley, Billy Cronin, Sharon O'Sullivan, Megan Moynihan and Eoin Walsh will be competing in the All Irelands over the next few weekends and all in the club have wished them well.

Macroom Junior Cup Golf Marathon

Macroom Junior Cup team, playing at home, performed extremely well at the weekend in the South Munster leg. The handicap category for this competition is 5, meaning that Macroom had a small pool from which to draw. A total of 9 clubs competed over a busy schedule on Saturday & Sunday and some incredible golf was played by all teams. Macroom beat the bookies favourites, Muskerry, 3 – 2 on Saturday morning and Blarney 4 – 1 in the afternoon. Kinsale fell victim 4- 1 on Sunday morning and the final paired Bandon and Macroom on Sunday afternoon.
To cut a very long, dramatic story short, it was 2 matches all as Brian Hartnett came down the 18th one down. He hit a magnificent shot to 4 feet and duly sank the putt for birdie, to bring the match down the 19th. Brian halved on 19 & 20 but unfortunately came unstuck on the 21st to fantastic up and down par from 100 metres by Bandon.
It was a marvellous effort by Macroom players – Brian Hartnett, Gary Morris, Pat Murphy, Owen O'Brien, Michael Crowley and William Murray and their caddies as well as manager, Tim Keating. Playing 72 holes in two days and our boys, some not in the first flush of youth, was in itself amazing as our panel is so small.
Thanks to all who supported and helped - Cathal & staff, ladies club, Carpark attendants and a very special thanks to Kieran Morris & his staff for the truly magnificent condition of the course and greens.

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results: 23/06/2015..Seniors scramble. First on 42.7.Eamon O'Connor.15 Vincent Kingston 27. Andy Lynch 25.Pat Barry-Murphy 23
25/06/2015..NBS Thursday Open Singles First Daniel O'Sullivan 16 43 pts. Second Liam Ronayan 19 37 pts.
26/06/2015..Corporate Classic. First on 55 pts Kevin Sheehan 3 Terence Sheehan 15 John Ronan 15. Second on 53pts. Tim T Kelleher 8 Alan Duggan16 Stephen Duggan 18. Third on 52 pts. Philip Cooper 16 Ted Murphy 13 Ger O'Flynn 15..
27/28th/06/2015..Junior Scr Cup .1st.Jim Quirke.5.Cobh.71. 2nd Kevin Buckley 5 Lee Valley 75. 3rd Gerry Walsh 7 Blarney 75. Nett. Tim T. Kelleher 8 Macroom 67.
Intermediate Scr Cup 1st Olan Haskett 13 Macroom 79. 2nd Tom Fitzgerald 13 Macroom 79. 3rd Glen Fagan 15 Fernhill 80. Nett.Colm Creedon.15.Macroom 67
Club Singles 1st Donal G O'Sullivan 19 42. 2nd Michael Lillis 19 41.
2/07/2015..NBS Thursday Open Singles 1st Tom Fitzgerald (12) 41pts 2nd Jimmy Nolan (9) 40 pts.
05/07/2015 Club singles. 1st Colm Creedon 41 pts, 2nd Leonard Waugh 41 pts, 3rd Paul Delea 40 pts
Fixtures Tuesdays Seniors Scramble. Thursdays NBS Open Singles Sundays Cub Singles. GOY.
Ladies Open Day. 3 Person Team Event on Wednesday 22nd July. Kindly Sponsored by Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork. On-Line Booking www.macroomgolfclub.com Entry €10 per person. Time Sheet 02641072.