Lee Valley Outlook Aug. 6 2015 v12e16

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World Gold for Coachford Taekwon do champion, Emma Flanagan ©

Lee Valley Diary

Used Clothes Collection for Laochra Óg in Teerbeg at training on Fri Aug 7th at7 p.m.
Macroom Soccer Schoolboys /girls Membership Night on Fri Aug 7th at Murrayfield
Crookstown Vintage Club Rally 2015 on Sun Aug 9.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Family Fun Day in Rusheen Sun Aug 9th.
Macroom Soccer Academy Membership Night at Murrayfield on Fri Aug 14th 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Pilgrimage to Knock from Clondrohid on Sat Aug 15.
Ballyvourney/ Coolea Agricultural Show on Sun. 16th Aug.
Mushera Platform Dance Sun., Aug 16 from 3-5:30 pm.
Kilmichael GAA Gearagh Run Fri. Aug. 21 at 7.30pm from Clubhouse in Annahala
Barn Dance in Coppeen on Sat 22nd of Aug at 9.00 pm.
Lissarda Ambush commemoration Sun 23rd August at 7.30 pm.
Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGúgán Barra Deireadh Fómhair 2, 3, 4.

Senior Citizen Fundraising
Coffee Morning in Fr. Ryan Hall at 10.30am. Fri 7th Aug.
Social Evening in Fr Ryan Hall at 3.00pm Tues Aug 11th.
Walking Treasure Hunt and Fun Walk from GAA Pavilion at 7.30pm Wed Aug 19th
Bring & Buy + Barbeque in Fr. Ryan Hall at 7.30pm Fri Aug 21st
Annual Raffle on Fri Aug 21st

Inchigeela Festival Aug. 13 - 16
Thurs. Aug. 13 Brendan Grace
Fri. Aug. 14 5k Road Run. Joe Cook & Southern Beat and Shane Owens
Sat. Aug. 15 Family Fun and Sports Day. Hot Fuss Band & 2fm DJ, Jenny Greene & Electric Disco
Sun. Aug. 16. Vintage. Street Music. Bog the Donkey.

Macroom Library:.
Story time Saturdaysat 12 noon.
Paper Craft Workshop Fri. Aug. 7 at 2p.m.
Writers Group Tues. Aug 11 at 6p.m.
ACOL Bridge Wed. Aug. 19 at 10.30a.m.
The Purlies Thurs. Aug. 20 at 11a.m. . .
Reading Challenge Party Sat. Aug. 22.
Lady Ardilaun commemoration talk. Tues. Aug. 25 at 12midday.
Purlies Exhibition August 4 – 21.

Heritage Week Aug. 22 – 30
Yarn Craft Exhibition in Macroom Library August 4 - 22
Pádraig Pearse's visit to Millstreet centenary at 7.30p.m. on Sat. Aug. 22 at Corkery's, Main St..
Béal na mBláth Commemoration on Sun. August 23 at 3p.m. .
Siege of Carrigadrohid Castle on Sun. Aug. 23rd 3p.m to 6p.m.
Smithy Reborn in Coppeen, Enniskeane on Sun. 23rd Aug. 3p.m. to 5p.m.
The Passing Over of Olive, Lady Ardilaun at Lady Ardilaun Grove on Tues., Aug. 25 at 12:noon. Bellmount Mills, Crookstown exhibition at Kilmurry Museum, Sat and Sun , Aug 29 and 30, 3p.m. to 6p.m.
Clonmoyle House & Aqueduct tour on Sat, 29th Aug 2p.m. from St Patrick's Church car park, Coachford. ,
Barry Family Vintage Collection on Sun Aug 30 10a.m. to 6p.m. aat Lackabane, Millstreet.

Briery Gap:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Sing-a-Long Sat 23rd Aug @ 3.00pm .
Conal Gallen A Laugh and a Half. Sat 12th Sept @ 8.00pm.
Jim Murray and Seamus Begley Fri 18th Sept at 8.30pm.
The Magical Garden Sat 26th Sept @ 2.00pm.
Cookie and the Vaudevilles Fri 2nd Oct @ 8.00pm.
Jack L Fri 9th Oct @ 8,00pm.
Lucinda Sly Sat 17th Oct 8.00pm .
It's The Real McCoy Fri 30th and Sat 31st Oct @ 8.00pm.
Red Hurley Thurs 5th Nov @ 8.00pm.

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

Dying for a Grave

St. Colman's Cemetery, Macroom is short of space at present and you need to die before you can buy a grave. There are plans to extend the graveyard to the north and this should provide an additional 120 graves.
Visitors to the cemetery in recent times have expressed concern about the neglect of the old and original part of the burial ground, which has graves dating back close on a hundred years. While the 'new' part of the cemetery, to the west, is maintained by Fás workers and the grass is regularly cut, the eastern part, at the time of going to press, is a wilderness of thistles, nettles and various other weeds. Cork County Council, which is responsible for its maintenance, has been informed of concerns.

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All ready for McEgan Debs ©Clondrohid Photographers

Macroom Senior Citizens Active Retirement

Macroom Senior Citizens is a community based organisation providing the following services from our centre at Lucey's Lane, Macroom – Sheltered Housing, Residential Accommodation and Care, Chiropody, Laundry, Socials, Bingo, Art & Craft, Line Dancing, Group Holidays, Christmas Dinner and Meals on Wheels (13,450 provided in 2014).
So as to to keep these services up and running and to the high standards we have set for ourselves, this year our Annual Fundraising will take place during the month of August.
Friday 7th August Coffee Morning in Fr. Ryan Hall at 10.30am.
Tuesday August 11th Social Evening in Fr Ryan Hall at 3.00pm Music by the Rambler Admission €5.00.
Wednesday August 19th Walking Treasure Hunt and Fun Walk – start the Castle Grounds GAA Pavilion at 7.30pm Entry Fee €5.00.
Friday August 21st Bring & Buy plus Barbeque in Fr. Ryan Hall at 7.30pm
Annual Raffle will take place on Friday August 21st.
We are appealing to the General Public to support these events as this is our main fundraising drive for the year. Your continued support would be much appreciated.

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Celebrity guest, Joanne O'Riordan, with staff and customers at the official opening of Clancy's Fresh Fish Shop in Macroom © Lee Valley Outlook

The Gleneagle

The RTE 1 Sunday night series on the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney - a venue well known to many Lee Valley customers - continues to attract viewers. Produced and directed by Edel O'Mahony of New Street, Macroom, along with RTE and Waddell Media, it brings us back stage at the mammoth entertainment centre which has grown from the 1957 14 bedroom hotel to a property comprising. 240 bedrooms, 50 apartments, a leisure centre, 5 bars and the 3.500 seater INEC. The final three programmes in the series feature a Valentine's Day extravaganza and Strictly Come Dancing lookalike on August 9 at 8.30p.m.; the World Irish Dancing Championships combined with Kerry footballers celebrating their 2014 All Ireland win at a gala dinner on August 16 and Christmas in Killarney complete with Santa and New Year at the INEC with Nathan Carter on August 23.

Macroom Library

Autumn is here. Can you believe it? and us with no summer got yet! Our young borrowers have been doing a lot of extra reading because they aren't getting out much so 'it's an ill wind doesn't blow some good' as the saying goes! Lots of stamps are being earned on the Summer Adventure Reading Cards.
We received a delivery of new non-fiction recently. They include sport books, cookery, medical, economics, biographies and more. Do call in and have a browse. Just a reminder too that we stock the Examiner, Times, Farmers Journal, Corkman and Southern Star newspapers and keep back issues for three months should you wish to see one you missed. Earlier editions are stored in our headquarters on microfiche and the irishnewspaperarchive.com is a great website for historical issues accessible from the homepage of the library computers.
The Purlies are exhibiting from the 4th up until 21st August. At going to press only some of the items have arrived but already there are some wonderfully ornate tea cosies to be seen. Thursday 20th the Purlies have their regular meeting at 11.00. The creative writing group will meet on Tuesday 11th at 6.00pm until closing time at 7.30. New members are welcome. Our Bridge players will be here on Wednesday 19th from 10.30 until 1pm.

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.
Jack L Friday 9th October @ 8,00pm. Tickets €20
Lucinda Sly written and directed by John McKenna, Saturday 17th October 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Sullane Players present It's The Real McCoy, written by Tommy Marren, Friday 30th October and Saturday 31st October @ 8.00pm. Tickets €12/€10
Red Hurley Thursday 5th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €20
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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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

Crookstown Vintage Club Rally 2015 will be held on Sunday, August 9. It will include a display of vintage cars, tractors, steam engines and will include a Dog Show, Cookery Demonstration and fun and entertainment for all the family.

Aghinagh G.A.A. Family Fun Day in Rusheen on Sunday August 9th. As a means of thanking everyone for their continuing support of our weekly lotto and for helping complete our new building, there will be children's sports, bouncy castles, penalty shoot outs, long puc competitions and a match between past and present members. There will be a barbeque stand, ice cream stand and tea/ coffee stand and later that night there will be free dancing to Lee Sound.

Ballyvourney/ Coolea Agricultural Show will take place on Sunday, 16th August 2015. Proceeds from the raffle are going to Macroom Community Hospital.

Mushera Platform Dance will take place Sunday, August 16th from 3-5:30 pm. Music by Mike, Helen & Southern Pride.

Kilmichael GAA Gearagh Run. Kilmichael GAA are holding their Annual Gearagh 5K Fun Run/ Walk on Friday the 21st of August at 7.30pm. The route begins at Kilmichael GAA's Clubhouse in Annahala, through the Gearagh & back around to the Clubhouse again. Registration from 6.15pm at the GAA Clubhouse in Annahala. €10 per person or €20 per family. Changing rooms/ Showers available for all participants & refreshments will be provided afterwards. Great fun for all of the family. See our Facebook page or www.kilmichaelgaa.ie for further details.

Barn Dance, organised by Coppeen Community Council, on Saturday 22nd of August in Coppeen at 9.00 pm. Music by Patrick O Sullivan and his band. Proceeds to fund Coppeen Village enhancement programme. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Lissarda Ambush commemoration Sunday 23rd August at 7.30 pm. Oration by Michael Garvey."

Tidy Towns. As judging in the 2015 Tidy Towns competition gets underway, we encourage everybody in Macroom and in local villages to be responsible for their own patch. Take your rubbish home or to the nearest bin. Macroom Tidy Towns Committee is out and about every weekend, tidying up various areas. Everybody welcome!

Firmount Reunion. A reunion for Firmount N.S. (Old School) is being organised for later this year if enough people are interested. All pupils that attended are welcome. If interested please ring 086-3248960 or 087-1211669 as we need to get an idea of the numbers involved. Please spread the word to all ex pupils.

Fleadh. Bhí an bua ag Jack Ó hÉalaithe, Maebh Ní Dhuinnín agus Trevor Ó hÉalaithe in Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós ag Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan le déanaí. Tá an triúr ag dul ar aghaidh go Craobh na hÉireann i Mí Lúnasa. Go n-éirí go geal leo.

Golden Wedding. John and Dinah O'Keeffe, Kilcrea, Ovens, recently celebrated their 50th Golden wedding anniversary with family and friends. Mass in Ovens Church on Saturday, 25th July was followed by a gathering in Clifford's Bar. A great day and night was enjoyed by all. John and Dinah married on 26th July 1965. We wish them many more years of good health and happiness together.

Thank You. James and Maria Deasy, parents of Niamh, would like to sincerely thank the Lord Mayor of Ballinagree, Helen Spillane, and the organising committee for the hugely successful fundraiser for Niamh and to everyone who donated spot prizes and bought tickets. A special thanks to Mike and John O'Sullivan who gave their time organising the sound system and video recording and to everyone who helped out on the day and the night. Finally, to our families, the Mannings, Deasys and Burgoynes and to all our great neighbours and friends, thank you all for the support and generosity you have given to us and to Niamh on her road to recovery.

Donoughmore P.T.A.A. members recently received gold and silver pins at Mass in St. Joseph's Church Fornaught. 60 and 70 years' diplomas were also presented.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto Results 21/7/15:- Jackpot €9200 Numbers 3-07-31.- No Winner. €70 Tommy Brosnan, c/o Macroom Garda Station. €20 Mike O'Riordan, Inchigeela. Catherine Hennigan, Clonfadda, Macroom. Caroline O'Connell, Railway View, Macroom. Maureen O'Mahony, Aherla Edel Mc Auliffe, Cork Street, Macroom.
28/07/15:- Jackpot €9400 Numbers 2-10-15 - No Winner - €70 James O'Connell, 2 The Lawn, Macroom. €20 Aisling Crowley, c/o Castle Hotel Denis Kelly, Barrett Place Siohhain Kelly, Oakwood Con Kelleher, 24 Oakwood Teresa Buckley, Clonfadda, Macroom.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: July 22. No Winner of €7,600 Jackpot. €70 - Trish Murphy, Mullinahassig. €20 - Micky Lynch / Billy c/o Laine Bar. Emma & Orla Lynch, Sleaveen West. Declan Barrett, c/o MCP. Peggy Cronin, Coolovkig.
July 29. No winner of €7,800 Jackpot. €70 Tom Corkery Snr., Dangansillagh. €20 Con Casey c/o MCP. Lucy & James Field c/o M&J Kelleher's. The Crowley Bros. c/o Auntie Helen. John O'Shea, c/o Healy's Spar. Next Week's Jackpot €8,000.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto 12/7/2015, Jackpot: €15,600, Numbers Drawn: 7 - 12 – 18 – 22. No Winner: €50 Pat ODonoghue, c/o Castlemore Arms.€25 Neilus Condon, Newestown. Mary O Sullivan, Nettleville.
19/7/2015, Jackpot: €15,750, Numbers Drawn: 5 - 7 – 15 – 17. No Winner: €50 David Nash, Canovee €25 Paula Finnegan, Coachford. Henry & James Browne, Carrigadrohid
26/7/2015, Jackpot: €15,900, Numbers Drawn: 12, 19, 21, 22. No Winner: €50 John & Caroline c/o Castlemore Arms €25 Matt Lehane Carrigadrohid. Noel Crean, Old Youghal Road.
2/8/2015, Jackpot: €16,050, Numbers Drawn: 15, 18, 19, 20. No Winner: €50 Caoimhe O'Connell, Donoughmore €25 25 Lady & the bishop c/o Carrig Inn. Caoimhe White c/o Hickeys Bar.
You can now play Canovee GAA lotto online. Log on to www.Smart lotto.ie select Canovee gaa and play . As many people have been forced to move away from the area to find work, this is a handy and convenient way to support your local club.

Aghinagh GAA Lotto 26/07/2015 Jackpot: €1,300. No Winner: €50 John O Connell, Knockrour €20 Conor & Brianna Sheehan, Aghinida. Kitty O'Connell, Fairhill. Shane Lehane, Ballinagree. O'Driscoll Family, Kildinan, c/o John Casey.

Coachford AFC Lotto 27/7/2015, Jackpot: €3,800, Numbers Drawn: 1 – 11 – 13, No Winner: €40 Carey, Griff, Ted & Rachel, €20 Eileen & Gerry, Molly O'Connell, Geraldine Daly, Gerry Hubbard (Yearly Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

World Champion

Coachford Taekwon member, Emma Flanagan, won gold at the recent World Open Taekwon Do championships in Italy. Emma came home with a world title, having just completed her Leaving Cert exams and competing for the first time at Senior level. Emma, a very successful martial art student, had won many titles as a Junior competitor but as this was her first senior competition, and with all the pressures of her school exams, she was not considered in the running for a major title at this world championships. Well done Emma. You are without any doubt a World Champion and the best of luck to you in the future from all at Coachford Taekwon Do.

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Jack Walsh, Crookstown, on a 1954 Ferguson 20 TVO in advance of Crookstown Vintage Event on Sunday, August 9. © Declan Corcoran

Ride On

Jack Walsh, Crookstown, delivered a 1954 Ferguson 20 TVO to Tom O'Callaghan, Upper Bellmount, Crookstown 61 years ago. It had been bought from Goodstuffs of Crookstown. The tractor remained on the same farm during the intervening years and Jack was back aboard, on the same driveway, in recent days, in advance of Crookstown Vintage Event on Sunday, August 9.

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Jack Ó hÉalaithe, Maebh Ní Dhuinnín agus Trevor Ó hÉalaithe, buaiteoirí Amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós ag Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan. ©

Heritage Week 2015

This year's Heritage Week, which, in fact, runs from August 22 – 30, features a wide variety of events in the Lee Valley area. In Macroom library, Yarn is an exhibition showing various methods of using wool and yarn in artistic ways. Knitting , crochet and needle felt are some of the techniques used to create a display from fleece to fibre. It runs from the 4th - 22nd August during opening hours in the library.
A plaque will be unveiled at Corkery's Bar, Main Street, Millstreet on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. to commemorate the centenary of Pádraig Pearse's visit to Millstreet on 22nd of August 1915 where he addressed an aeridheacht & later dined. It is organised by Millstreet Monuments Committee.
Béal na mBláth Commemoration, to mark the anniversary of the death of General Michael Collins, will be held at the ambush site on Sunday, August 23 at 3p.m. . The guest speaker this year is Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald T.D.
A re-enactment of the Siege of Carrigadrohid Castle by Lord Broghill's forces during the Cromwellian Wars will be conducted with the assistance of Battle Group South on Sunday, August 23rd 3p.m to 6p.m.
Smithy Reborn is the title of Coppeen Archaeological, Historical & Cultural Society's event in Coppeen village, Enniskeane on 23rd August 3p.m. to 5p.m. Come & see a working forge, with the sounds & sights of long ago. An entertaining & educational event for all the family. This old forge saw 7 generations of the Cross family working here. CAHCS has carried out a major renovation of this building saving it from collapse. Now restored to its full working state, the forge tools, anvil, fire etc may be seen as they were in days of yore.
The Passing Over of Olive, Lady Ardilaun (90th Anniversary), who was born in Macroom Castle in 1850, will be the subject of a ceremony organised by Macroom District Environmental Group at Lady Ardilaun Grove, near the Golf Clubhouse on Tuesday, August 25 at 12:noon. A 2 acre native grove in the heart of the demesne will be dedicated to her memory and specimen Holm Oaks will be planted.
Howard Bros., Bellmount Mills, Crookstown is the subject of an exhibition in the Meeting Room Kilmurry Museum, Lissarda on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30, 3p.m. to 6p.m. KHAA are presently compiling photographs, artefacts and stories of the now closed Bellmount Mills. A place of local employment for decades, fondly remembered by workers and their families, this collection will form an invaluable archive into a local industry. Contributions to this on-going project will be gladly received on the day or by KHAA members.
A field trip to Clonmoyle House & Aqueduct, led by Joan Hinchion, ACR Heritage, will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Henry Nash Leader, family man, innovative engineer and forgotten philanthropist, on Saturday, 29th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM. This is an outdoor event, so please wear walking shoes/ boots and suitable clothing. Venue: St Patrick's Church car park,
Dan Barry will display the Barry Family Vintage Collection at an Open Day on Sunday, August 30 10a.m. to 6p.m. aat Lackabane, Millstreet. It features a large collection of Vintage Farm, Horse Machinery, Household goods, Vintage Tractors and Cars in a purpose renovated 5,000 sq ft. building.

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Aifreann á cheiliúradh ag Scrín Ghobnatan i mBaile Mhúirne. ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Siege of Carrigadrohid

A re-enactment of the Siege of Carrigadrohid Castle in 1650AD will take place in the mid-Cork village as part of National Heritage Week in August. The event will be staged on Sunday, August 23, at 3pm and is organised by the local Tidy Towns group.
As well as the re-enactment of the events of 1650, after which the Bishop of Ross was infamously hanged from a nearby pear tree, there will be a village market in Carrigadrohid; Aghinagh Comhaltas will provide entertainment and refreshments will be available.
It's a day not to be missed - all are welcome and visitors are invited to dress up in old-time clothes and join in the spirit of the occasion.
More than 200 events will take place across Cork as part of National Heritage Week 2015 from August 22-30.

Daonscoil an Fhómhair

Tionólfar Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGúgán Barra Deireadh Fómhair 2, 3, 4. 'Sé Cumann na mBan ábhar na scoile i mbliana. Ar an Aoine, 2ú Deireadh Fómhair, bronnfar duaisenna ar scoláirí mheánscoileanna Múscraí i mBéal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh ag 2.30i.n. Beidh dinnéar ag 6.30p.m. in Óstán Gúgán Barra, ag a ndéanfaidh Liadh Ní Riada MEP an Oscailt Oifigiúil agus tabharfaidh Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin léacht ar Chumann na mBan ar fud na hÉireann ag 8p.m.
Ar an Satharn beidh léacht ó Dónal Ó Loingsigh ar Saibhreas Teangan ag 11a.m. agus Amhránaíocht le Máire Ní Chéilleachair ag 2p.m. Beidh siúlóid fé chúram Con 'ac Coitir ag 3p.m. agus Aifreann san Aireagal ag 6p.m. I ndiaidh dinnéir cuirfear drama, Séadna an Lae Inniu le Liam Ó Murchú i láthair agus beidh seisiún oscailte Amhránaíochta ina dhiaidh sin. Maidin Domhnaigh, tabharfaidh Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin léacht ar Chumann na mBan in Iarthar Chorcaí ag 11a.m. agus scarfar i ndiaidh lóin. Gach eolas ó This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. nó 0214543667 agus 087 2105002.

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Donoughmore Macra members who helped out at the local carnival. ©

Ballinagree Harvest Festival

Thank you to all who supported and contributed to our harvest and family day on August 2. The weather wasn't enticing but people still came out to join us, donning raincoats and wellies to have fun on the day. They enjoyed the vintage exhibitions, participating in competitions and enjoying the banter with friends and acquaintances , not to mention savouring the old style cooking and homemade scones and greeting our new Mayor, Mick Lehane.
Congratulations to all the children and adults who participated and won medals and trophies at the sports, the wheelbarrow racing and the road bowling events during the weekend and also to all who brought their dogs along to dog show. Congratulants to Kathleen Carroll, Leades Cross and to Con Griffin, Rylane who won the best dressed lady and gent competition respectively. Thanks to all exhibitors of vintage vehicles and tools and machinery and especially owners of Fiat tractors as this year we celebrated Fiatagri.
Raffle winners: 1st prize €300 Thade Looney, Donoughmore. 2nd €200 Eileen Manning ,Macroom. 3rd €100 Alan Browne, Rylane 4th €100 Ellen Kelleher Coolnadane 5th €50 Denise O'Regan , Rylane. Much appreciation and thanks to our sponsors, Dave Manning, Paddy O'Sullivan, Nora Casey, The Laine Bar, The Ploughman Bar, Cooney 's Garage ((Coachford), Liam O'Sullivan (Irish rollforming ltd ), O. R Tyres and Aghinagh G.A.A. Hope to see you all again next year!

Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael

The pupils of Dromleigh N.S. had a very busy end to the school year. The 175th Anniversary celebrations took place on the 13th and 14th June. It certainly was a weekend to remember with coverage of the event shown on TG 4. The children had a chance to show off their singing and musical skills as they provided the music for the Mass and the entertainment afterwards with the accompaniment of Ger Wolfe. They were also thrilled to see themselves in the new book "Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries" launched on the 13th by past pupil Fr. Tony O'Riordan, PP Moyross, Limerick. The hard work of pupils and staff under the stewardship of Julie Murray was rewarded on the day when Dromleigh's second Green Flag and Active School Flag were raised. To commemorate the special day all children received a native oak sapling. The many visitors enjoyed the numerous displays and the magnificent refreshments provided by the parents. On Sunday 14th the school was also open to the public but attention switched to our new pitch where the annual Family Fun Day was held for the first time. The weather was ideal and it certainly added to a very enjoyable day.
Dromleigh took part in the Muskerry Sciath na Scol Blitz on Monday 8th June in Annahala. It was a good day with Dromleigh being narrowly defeated by Rylane in the final.
On Wednesday June 10th, a large group from Dromleigh attended the annual County Sports. It was our most successful day for years. Fey Healy won her race and her quarter final and competed for the school in the County Final coming in fifth place – a great achievement. Daniel Cotter and Daniel Callanan both won their races and competed in the quarter finals. Aaron Ryan and Saorlaith Murphy were also prize winners in their sections. The boys relay team of Aaron Ryan, David O'Leary, Daniel Cotter and Daniel Callanan came home very decisive winners in their section. In fact, every child who competed did the school proud.
The school was also delighted to get a Highly Commended in the annual Muintir na Tire Garden Competition. The school is very proud of its lovely garden created out on what was once a rocky outcrop in the school grounds. However, the hard work of staff, parents and pupils has transformed it into a peaceful and colourful oasis in the school.
"Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael Spans Three Centuries" is now available in local book shops or email the school This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is also a CD of the children singing and playing with Ger Wolfe. It includes "The Boys of Kilmichael" and a song newly composed by Ger Wolfe with 5th and 6th class children. The school also has a DVD of the events of June 13th. If you would like copies of either the CD or DVD please contact the school.

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Margaret O'Riordan, Kay, Orla and Caoimhe O'Mahony, Marie & Sean McCarthy with Trixy the dog at Crookstown Walk in aid of The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind ©Peter Scanlan Photography.

Inchigeela Festival 2015

All roads lead to Inchigeela for the very popular festival, running from August 13 – 16 this year. It opens with a guaranteed crowd pleaser on Thursday, August 13th when renowned Irish comedian Brendan Grace takes to the stage in the marquee to perform some brand new material and some old favourites from his vast repertoire over the last 40 years. Brendan is guaranteed to have the audience in stiches. Friday, August 14th features the demanding but enjoyable 5km fun run/walk, with all proceeds going to Co-Action West Cork. The looped route will take in some of the well-known scenic views of the surrounding countryside. While non-runners can take it at their own pace and enjoy a leisurely stroll or jog, more experienced runners will be able to compare their times at the finish line and enjoy some local hospitality in the village afterwards. Later that night in the marquee, there will be early dancing by Joe Cook & Southern Beat followed by Ireland's newest country sensation, Shane Owens.
Saturday August 15th is once again a day to be enjoyed with the family as Uíbh Laoire GAA grounds hosts the Family Fun & Sports Day, including an Under 10 Football Blitz and other games. This will be followed later that evening by a Tug-o-war, for which everyone is encouraged to bring along a team. The night finishes off in style at the marquee with live music from the excellent Hot Fuss Band followed by renowned Irish & 2fm DJ, Jenny Greene & Electric Disco - a fantastic line-up. On Sunday August 16th, the final day of the festival, there will be the ever entertaining vintage demonstration, followed by live outdoor music in Inchigeela village. The festival will then conclude in style with music by festival favourites, Bog The Donkey. Bring family and friends along to what is sure to be another great weekend in Inchigeela.
Stay connected with the Inchigeela Festival on Facebook (Inchigeela Festival) and on Twitter (@InchigeelaFest). For any further details, please contact Club Secretary, Ger McSweeney on 087-7553466 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Looking good for McEgan Debs ©Clondrohid Photographers

Clondrohid Updates

Golf Classic: Golf Classic presentation of prizes took place in JCs (Richard Balfe's) last Friday night. .Congratulations to all who took part. A great day was had by one and all. A sincere thanks to all the sponsors for this event and for your support over the years. It's really appreciated . A very enjoyable function to round off the day, with food ,and live music on the night. Thanks to the organisers and everyone who helped in any way.
Clay Pigeon Shoot was held in Macroom recently. Members from Ballyvourney/ Coolea Gun Club, Macroom Gun Club and Clondrohid Gun Club took part. Funds were raised and proceeds were divided between Naomh Abán Girls Football Club and Laochra Óg Hurling Club. They would like to thank John McCarthy, Ballyvourney, Stephen Kelleher and Tom Lenihan, Macroom for organising the event and Mary Anne's Bar for providing the Barbeque afterwards. Thanks to the Castle Hotel, The Abbey Hotel, Dairygold, M. & J. Kelleher Clondrohid and Mary Anne's Bar for sponsoring the event. A cheque for €275 was presented to Michael and Mary McCarthy, Astra Systems by Tom Lenihan on behalf of Macroom Clay Pigeon Shoot.
Laochra Óg. Thursday July 23 U12 hurlers played a challenge game against St. Finbarr's Club, Cork. The city side had some seriously talented hurlers and put Laochra Óg under pressure from the off. Credit to Laochra Óg, they dug deep when others could have folded and they notched up 2 – 5 against a top Barr's team. Thanks to everybody for making the trip and team sponsors Astra Systems.
Some hurling skills development training took place in Teerbeg recently with Áine Murray regional development officer. Some great enthusiasm from all the players and some new skills mastered. Thanks to Michael and Nora Mc Carthy for sponsoring the facilities in Teerbeg.
Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday August 15. Contact Mary Twomey on 0863299375 for details of bus from Clondrohid.

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Dunk tank will be back at Coachford Autumn Festival August 13 – 16. ©Tim Griffin

Coachford Updates

Mark ll Escort's 40th Birthday. Born in 1975, the Mark ll Ford Escort became one of the greatest cars produced for a mass market. The beauty of this car was that it was as much at home on the commute from the house to work as it was slip sliding away on the rally stages around Ireland and every other country. The Escort was loved by everyone lucky enough to own one of these prestigious vehicles. The Ford Escort is a true classic. The Mark ll was a superb family car that offered a certain amount of luxury to the, up to now, very ordinary family car market. But it was the "Sport", "RS Mexico", and "RS2000" that turned the Mark ll into a legendary rally car that grew in stature in the hands of ace Irish rally driver, Billy Coleman from Millstreet and world champion, Ari Vatanen from Finland . This car, that is renowned the world over, is still loved today and many are carefully restored and cared for by motor enthusiasts all over Ireland. Broomhill Vintage Club will be celebrating this iconic car's 40th Anniversary on Sunday August 16th at the Coachford Autumns Festival's Vintage and Classic Car show. Club Chairman, Tadgh Murphy said, "We are really looking forward to welcoming all the owners and their unique Ford Escorts to our show. We are thrilled to be in the position of marking the Ford Escort's birthday. We have a prize for the best car at the show and we have a memento for every car that attends. We are expecting a large number of other classic, Vintage and Veteran cars and tractors at this year's show and we are delighted that the Coachford Autumn Festival show is growing in stature year on year, with many owners of classic and vintage vehicles making it their number one show of the year. Proceeds of the festival go to Suicide Aware and local charities. For further information contact 087 2426343.
Festival Schedule of events. Thursday August 13th – The Junior Voice of the Festival – Coachford GAA Hall at 8.30pm.
Friday August 14th – Five Mile Road Race at 7.00pm. Registration from 5.30pm at Coachford GAA Hall. Open Air Children's Disco at 8.30pm in the Village.
Saturday August 15th – High Nelly Run, Registration from 5pm . Dog Show in GAA grounds at 7pm. The Adult Voice of the Festival – Coachford GAA Hall at 9.00pm.
Sunday August 16th - Vintage, Veteran and Classic Car & Tractor display, Sheep Racing, Fittest Family competition, Children's Sports, Egg Throwing, Dunk Tank, Face painter, Balloon Modeller, Model Toy Display, 40th Anniversary Ford Escort Mark ll celebration Bonny Baby Competition Trade Stands, Side Shows, Pet Corner, Farmer's Market, Cross Bar Challenge Steam Engines Auto Jumble Children's fairground rides.
Singing Stars. The Junior Voice of the Festival which takes place on Thursday August 13th promises to be a great night's entertainment. Young stars of the future will sing their hearts out to entertain the crowds and try and persuade the judges to pick them as the winners. This night of musical entertainment begins at 8.30pm and tickets can be purchased on the door for only €5.

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John and Dinah O'Keeffe, Kilcrea, Ovens, on the occasion of their 50th Golden wedding anniversary. ©Denise O'Donovan

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The ruins of Codrum House, scene of the Whiteboy attack on the Hutchinsons. © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom and the United Irishmen

Continued from v12e15.
Codrum House. It is generally held that Hutchinson recognised one of the attackers as his own game-keeper, Cormac McCarthy. Malachi Duggan called on McCarthy to shoot the Colonel. They then escaped in disarray. Walter McCarthy, a sergeant in the Muskerry yeomanry, led the hunt for the perpetrators. Houses and villages were burned. Cattle were driven off or killed. People were terrorised. Malachi Duggan was an early suspect. He was arrested and was prevailed upon to accept the £300 reward for naming the attackers of Codrum House. Among those he accused were his own first cousins and all the gamekeeper's male relations, so, it was suggested, there would be no survivor to avenge the betrayal.
Six men were initially captured. They were condemned to death in quick time and brought from Cork to Macroom for execution. Priests were not allowed accompany them further than Ovens so as to give the people of Macroom the impression that they had been denied the last rites. They were hanged in pairs, from a plank placed between two trees by the Castle gates. This inefficient method resulted in slow strangling. The hangman is said to have been dressed in green and to have worn a belt with the inscription "Erin go bragh". Dr. Harding, the sheriff of Cork, is deemed to have been responsible for this mockery of patriotism.
The bodies were then beheaded and the heads were mounted on spikes on the adjacent Bridewell. (Now the St. Vincent de Paul shop). An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, in his autobiography "Mo Scéal Féin", recalls,
Chonaic mé ar aghaidh an chaisleáin amach, ar an taobh thoir den tsráid bheag ar a dtugtar Sráid an Chaisleáin, teach éigin mór agus ballaí arda daingeana ina thimpeall, agus trí shlat chaola arda in a seasamh in airde as, agus mar a bheadh liathróidín dubh in airde ar fad ar bharr gach slaite acu.
This was fifty years after the executions.
D. Owen-Madden, in Revelations of Ireland, gives more gruesome detail :-
For several months after, the heads were a source of great nuisance to those of the towns-people who lived in the vicinity of the bridewell. The smell was often complained of, and when the wind was high, pieces of the rotten flesh and some of the hairs were often blown down into the street, exciting great horror and disgust. It was even complained of that, on one occasion, pieces of the flesh had been blown into the pails of the milkmaids coming to market, and great alarm was excited. The milk-girls were compelled to have their pails carefully covered.
The hunt for the other alleged attackers of Codrum House went on for many years and those arrested were executed or transported. M. Holland wrote in 1897
Of the fourteen engaged in the attack, nine suffered death, two, Malachi Duggan and his son turned informers and the rest escaped to America.
Macroom 1798 Committee records the names of twelve hanged, sixteen transported for life and fifteen whose fate is unknown.
Malachi Duggan is reported to have lived to a ripe old age. When dying, M. Holland says
He requested to send for a clergyman who came and counselled him to make a public confession so as to exonerate the guiltless men who suffered through him. His son, being overwhelmed with shame at the idea, would not allow it. He died remorseful, let us hope repentant, but without the rites of his church.
Duggan is supposed to have died at Oughtiherra, near Rylane, and was buried in Clondrohid. Next morning, it was found that the coffin had been brought by persons unknown, back to Oughtiherra. The coffin was again taken to Clondrohid and on the following morning brought back as before. It was said in the locality that the coffin was finally buried in some trench in the neigbourhood where extensive drainage operations were being carried out.
Codrum house was inherited by Massy Warren, Colonel Hutchinson's nephew. His son, Colonel Fred Warren, was the next owner and he died, leaving no issue. It is now in ruins.

Much of the above data is taken from the History of Macroom and District, compiled by Patrick Desmond, late Principal of Macroom Boys' N.S.


The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce.

If you have enjoyed the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, then you won't be disappointed. When Queenie learned that Harold was walking the length of England to save her, she was shocked. Her note to him explained that she was dying .How can she wait? She must write again but this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets hidden for twenty years, will she find atonement for the past. A great read.

Available at Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop, Macroom. Price €12.10


Expectant Parents' Guide

Cork University Maternity Hospital launched a comprehensive guide for expectant parents recently, containing information on pregnancy, labour, birth and parenthood as well as referencing numerous online reliable sources of information. CUMH offers an extensive birth and parenthood education programme for pregnant women and their partners, with tailored classes available to first-time parents, teenagers and young adults, parents expecting multiple births and for parents with specific needs.
Editor, Cathy O'Sullivan, says, 'We want all expectant mothers and their partners to be fully informed of the joys, tribulations and choices they will encounter during pregnancy, labour, giving birth, after the birth in hospital and looking after themselves and the baby at home. Research states that women attending ante-natal classes want to take home written information and I hope that all those using the guide will find it a helpful addition to our education programme."
CUMH is a very busy hospital with in excess of 7,800 births in 2014. The better informed women are on pregnancy and giving birth – the better their experience should be. The guide can be viewed on the HSE website via the link http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/Children/prepbirth.pdf


It is very important if you have young children to have a valid Will in place. In its absence, if you die leaving a spouse and children, your spouse will inherit two thirds of your estate and the remaining one third will be divided among your children in equal shares. If both parents are deceased, for example, if both parents die in a car crash together, the children will be entitled to the entire estate which will be divided equally between them.
Why make a Will then if your children are entitled to a share in your estate anyhow? The main reasons for parents, particularly where they have young children, would be to make provision for guardians of their own choice, to make sure that each child is properly provided for depending on their circumstances and finally to ensure that they have the right people in place to manage the assets over a number of years if both parents pass away when the children are young. You may have a child with special needs that will require care for the rest of their life and specific provisions need to be put in place for that particular child. A Will Trust is a particular type of will that parents can make in order to ensure that their children's welfare is taken care of and the appropriate financial provisions are put in place.
Like any will, the will trust will appoint Executors but in this instance they will also act as Trustees. The role or function of the executor is to take all the necessary steps to obtain the Grant of Probate. The role of the Trustee takes over once the probate has been granted and the trustee manages or looks after the assets until the children reach the age when they become entitled to the assets in their own right, e.g. 21, 23 or when they finish full time education in some cases.
How do people choose Trustees? Choose someone that you know, like and trust. You will be handing over responsibility and authority to them to look after your assets until your children are of a certain age. Make sure that you are happy that that person has the ability to make the right financial decisions for your children. The executors and trustees can be the same people. You will also have to appoint guardians for your children that are under the age of 18. This can be a difficult decision. The trustees and guardians you appoint do not have to be the same persons. The Trustees look after your assets for the benefit of your children and your guardians will be responsible for the welfare of your children. Make sure that your children know the potential Guardians, that they have some form of relationship with them. This might be very difficult where children are very young and have not formed strong relationships but as the years go by this will change and it will always be an option to change the will.
You should discuss the matter with your potential guardians in advance of making the Will and ensure that they are happy to act.
The creation of the trust, at its simplest, happens when the parent directs in the will that their assets are given to the Trustees and are to be held by them for the benefit of the children, and once the children reach a certain age then the trustees must hand over the trust property.
Putting a will in place when you have young children can be very difficult and takes consideration, but it is worth it as it can provide great piece of mind knowing such a document is in place in the unfortunate event that it is required.
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..
Disclaimer: 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.

Sports Mad


Senior Hurling Championship

Round 3 Bishopstown 0-10 St Finbarr's 1-17

Relegation Play Off; Killeagh v Bishopstown

County Senior Hurling Championship

Round 4

A. Douglas v Duhallow

B. Midleton v St Finbarr's

C. Glen Rovers 3-16 Bride Rovers 3-10

D. Blackrock v Newtownshandrum

E. Na Piarsaigh 2-18 Erins Own 3-19

F. Ballymartle 1-13 Carrigtwohill 2-13

G. Sarsfields v Youghal

H. Imokilly v Ballyhea

Quarter Finals. A v B, Glen Rovers v D, Erin's Own v Carrigtwohill, G v H

Senior Football Championship

Relegation Play Off: Clonakilty v Aghada

Round 4

A. Bishopstown v Clyda Rovers

B. Beara v O'Donovan Rossa

C. BALLINCOLLIG v Valley Rovers

D. St Finbarr's v Castlehaven

E. Nemo Rangers v Douglas

F. St Nicholas v Doheny's

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

Relegation Play Off: INNISCARRA v Kilworth

Round 4

A. Tracton 1-17 Courcey Rovers 1-11

B. Newcestown 1-17 BLARNEY 1-13

C. Mallow v Watergrasshill

D. Carrigaline 0-12 Cloyne 4-11

E. Kanturk 2-12 Fermoy 1-14

F. Valley Rovers 1-19 Bandon 0-13

Quarter Finals: 1. Tracton v Newcestown, 2. C v Cloyne 3. Kanturk v Valley Rovers 4. Castlelyons v Ballinhassig

Premier Intermediate Football

Relegation Play Off: Na Piarsaigh v BALLINORA

Round 4

A. Kiskeam 3-13 Nemo Rangers 0-9

B. St Michaels 1-11 Mallow 1-10

C Castletownbere 3-12 NAOMH ABÁN 2-6


E. MACROOM 4-8 Newmarket 2-11


Quarter Finals:

1 Kiskeam v St Michaels

2 Castletownbere v D

3 Macroom v Éire Óg or Grenagh

4 Carrigaline v St Vincent's

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Macroom Footballers who defeated Newmarket in the Premier Intermediate Championship © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom 4 – 8 Newmarket 2 – 11

Macroom were deserving winners of this fourth round tie but they were given a tough test by the Duhallow men and they were relieved to hear the final whistle. Weather conditions for this county Premier Intermediate Football championship game at Rathcoole were dreadful with a high wind and lashing rain throughout the contest. Macroom finished the game with only 12 players on the field, referee John O'Leary also dispatched two of the Newmarket side, but it was mainly the conditions which had led to the dismissals and the two sides tried at all times to play constructive football in a sporting contest.
The rains, driven by a south west gale, started just before throw in and got heavier as the game progressed. Macroom had the benefit of the elements in the opening half and had four points on the board after 11 minutes, Fintan Goold with two from frees and one from play and Tony Dineen with the other, but they got a shock two minutes later when sloppy defending allowed Conor O'Keeffe in for an opportunist goal. After David Horgan then pointed for Macroom, Newmarket kicked over two points to have the scores level after 21 minutes, 0-5 to 1-2. Macroom hit back with a badly needed goal a minute later, Fintan Goold creating the opening for his brother David to fire the ball to the empty net. Immediately Newmarket were back on level terms, when Barry O'Connor was allowed to grab possession and he finished to the net and when O'Keeffe kicked over his third point the Duhallow men led by 2-3 to 1-5 and Macroom had reason to be worried. Macroom's position improved in the five minutes before the break however. David Goold had a point and then Seán Kiely and Conor O'Sullivan set up a chance for Fintan Goold, which the Macroom man finished to the net with a very well placed left footed drive. A Newmarket point was matched by Conor O'Sullivan who finished the first half scoring to give Macroom a 2-7 to 2-4 interval lead – maybe not sufficient in the prevailing circumstances but something to hold on to nonetheless.
Macroom had this game won by the end of the third quarter. Ciarán Murphy had the ball in the Newmarket net within two minutes of the restart, finishing a five-man move initiated by a high fetch from Philip Corrigan at midfield. Newmarket replied with two points but then lost a man to a second yellow card and when Macroom again combined to put Ciarán Murphy through for his second goal in the 39th minute the winners held a seven-point lead. Newmarket's problems were compounded in the 42nd minute when they lost a second man to a second yellow card and their position now looked hopeless, two men down and seven points adrift.
Two frees kept Newmarket in touch and when a Macroom attacker earned a second yellow in the 47th minute to ease the numerical imbalance somewhat for Newmarket, the Duhallow men got renewed vigour. A pointed free cut the gap to four points in the 53rd minute and then another Macroom man was dismissed to re-establish numerical equality. Macroom badly needed a score and it came from Seán Kiely in the 58th minute but was followed by the red-carding of a Macroom substitute. Newmarket kicked over two points in the closing minutes but had left themselves with too much to do and so Macroom advanced to meet either Grenagh or Éire Óg.
Scorers: Macroom: C Murphy 2-0, F Goold 1-3 (0-2f), D Goold 1-1, T Dineen, D Horgan, C O'Sullivan, S Kiely 0-1 each.
Macroom: James O'Connell: Michael Cahill, Eoin O'Mahony, Martin O'Donnell: Kevin O'Dwyer, Rory Buckley, Seán Kiely: Fintan Goold, Philip Corrigan; Don Creedon, Ciarán Murphy, Tony Dineen: Conor O'Sullivan, David Horgan, David Goold. Subs: Gerard Angland (h.t.), John Murphy (55), David Cotter (55).

Intermediate Hurling

Relegation Play Off: AGHABULLOGUE v Barryroe

Round 4

A. BALLINCOLLIG 0-9 Argideen Rangers 1-5

B. Aghada 2-14 Castlemartyr 1-11


D. Kildorrery 1-11 ÉIRE ÓG 1-6

E. Meelin v Fr O'Neills

F. Milford 1-18 Ballygarvan 1-11

Quarter Finals. 1 Ballincollig v Aghada 2 Dripsey v Kildorrery 3 E v Milford, 4 Charleville v Kilbrittain

Ballincollig 0 – 9 Argideen Rangers 1 – 5
Weather conditions at Kilbrittain were awful but the hurlers of Ballincollig didn't mind one bit when the final whistle blew. Scores were at a premium due to the rain and wind and the two sides were level with one minute to go when Argideen were awarded a penalty. Argideen free taker John Michael O'Callaghan bravely opted to go for goal but was horrified to see his shot hit the butt of the upright and come out, to be cleared upfield by a defender. Ballincollig joy was intensified when Robbie Bourke was fouled and a free was awarded. Ace free taker, Cian Dorgan, who had already five points to his credit from placed balls now held his nerve again and drove the sliotar straight and true over the Argideen crossbar to put his side in front and the final whistle soon followed to delight of the Mid Cork camp.
It was a triumph against adversity for Ballincollig. The men from the satellite town had played with the wind in the first half but were in arrears at the break on a 1-4 to 0-4 scoreline.
Just after the restart, Ballincollig lost a defender to a second yellow card and so had to play against the wind with only 14 men. That they succeeded in confining Argideen to a single point and managed to add five points to their own tally is a testimony to their courage.
Cian Dorgan had given Ballincollig a good start with two points from frees but Argideen had drawn level by the 16th minute. David Collins put The Village back in front but then Argideen struck for the only goal of the game. David Collins had a point in reply but back came Argideen with a brace to lead by a goal at the break. David Bowen and Cian Dorgan cut the deficit to the minimum but an Argideen point made it 1-5 to 0-6 in the 42nd minute. As the rains poured down, scoring was almost impossible but the battling Ballincollig side got two points from frees from Cian Dorgan to draw level against the numerical odds. The drama of the final minutes made this one memorable Ballincollig victory.
Ballincollig Scorers: C Dorgan 0-6 (f), D Collins 0-2, D Bowen 0-1.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: Noel Galvin, Liam Jennings, Matt O'Leary: Rory O'Doherty, JP Murphy, Colin Moore: Ciarán O'Sullivan, Alan O'Donovan: David Bowen, Ian Coughlan, Stephen O'Donoghue: Conor Sexton, Cian Dorgan, David Collins. Sub: Robbie Bourke.

Dripsey 1 – 15 Grenagh 1 – 12
What an amazing turn about in fortunes in a year! Grenagh defeated Dripsey by 14 points when the sides met last year in the championship and Dripsey were left struggling to avoid relegation. They survived and after going down heavily to Meelin in the 2015 first round in May, surprised Milford in the second round and earned a much celebrated one point win. Grenagh were naturally favourites to win this fourth round encounter at Donoughmore but once again Dripsey confounded the experts and with a tremendous second half performance have now progressed to a quarter final meeting with Kildorrery.
As in the Milford game, team captain Diarmuid O'Riordan emerged as scoring hero of the day, finishing with an incredible 0-12 to his credit, including 0-7 from frees and one from a '65'.
Grenagh were on top early on and led by 1-3 to 0-1 after ten minutes, the Grenagh goal coming from Seamus Cronin. Dripsey came more into the game however as the half progressed and at the interval were only a point adrift, the score now 1-5 to 0-7. Grenagh continued to have a slight edge up to the three quarter stage when Dean O'Sullivan pointed for Dripsey and from the puck out David O'Sullivan was back in for a Dripsey goal to give his side the lead for the first time on a 1-9 to 1-7 scoreline. Points from Diarmuid O'Riordan and Mark O'Sullivan increased the Dripsey lead to four points but Tom Kenny points kept Grenagh in contention and there was only a single point between the teams (1-13 to 1-12) as the final minutes dawned. Diarmuid O'Riordan then hit over vital point for Dripsey and followed up with a injury time point from a free to cap a great performance for himself and for the team.
Dripsey scorers: D O'Riordan 0-123 (0-7f, 0-1 '65'), David O'Sullivan 1-0, Dean O'Sullivan, M O'Sullivan and P O'Riordan 0-1 each.
Grenagh: Tom Kenny 0-8 (0-4f), S Cronin 1-1, U Duggan 0-2, S Bourke 0-1.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley: Stephen Murray, John Carey, Aidan Murray: Conor Hayes, Michael O'Riordan; Shane Burke, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Pat O'Riordan: David O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan, Dave Buckley. Subs: Dean O'Sullivan (35), John O'Riordan (55).
Grenagh: M Kenny: P McCarthy, R Dorgan, P Sheehan: N Doherty, G Russell, K Cummins: S Bourke, T Walsh: U Duggan, T Kenny, C O'Sullivan: S Cronin, S Coleman, P McSweeney. Subs: E O'Donovan (25), G Murphy (40).

Eire Óg 1 – 6 Kildorrery 1 – 11
Éire Óg hurlers are out of the intermediate championship after going under to Kildorrery at a very wet and windy Mallow. The Ovens men were understrenght for the game and despite the brave performance from the whole squad were deservedly beaten by a better team on the day. Kildorrery took an early lead but Mike O'Shea had a point to open the Éire Óg account. Daniel Goulding then raised Eire Óg spirits with a tremendous goal after a marvellous run but Kildorrery were on top and were level at 0-5 to 1-2 by the start of the second quarter. Five minutes from the break Kildorrery were awarded a penalty and their top forward Peter O'Brien slammed the ball to the net to give his side a 1-7 to 1-2 interval lead. On the restart, Éire Óg were full of fire and determined to make Kildorrery earn their victory. Two points gave them impetus but Daniel Goulding was denied a penalty and Kildorrery weathered the storm and got back on top to control the final quarter.
Next up for Kildorrery is a quarter final meeting with Dripsey while Éire Óg will now turn their thoughts to football and the upcoming encounter with Grenagh.
Eire scorers: D Goulding 1-1, C O'Shea 0-2 fs, M O'Shea, D Desmond, J Dineen, 0-1 each.
Eire Óg: Dylan Desmond: John Mullins, Tim O'Leary, Aidan O'Connor: Cian O'Mahony, Dermot Herlihy, Jason Twomey: Shane McCarthy, John Dineen: Daire McCarthy, Daniel O'Flynn, Mike O'Shea: Daniel Goulding, David Sheehan, C O'Shea. Subs: John Malone and S Desmond.

Intermediate Football

Relegation Play Off: Millstreet v Adrigole.
Round 4 A. Youghal v Kanturk B. CILL na MARTRA 1-18 Mitchelstown 2-12 C. Mayfield 0-13 Rockchapel 0-5 D. Kinsale 1-9 Glanmire 2-9 E. Glenville 2-10 Ballydesmond 0-5 Kildorrery v Fermoy
Quarter Finals A v CILL na MARTRA, Mayfield v Glanmire Glenville v F, Aghabullogue v Glanworth

County U-21 'B' Football Championship Final

Cill na Martra v Kilmeen on Friday August 14th , Páirc Uí Rinn 6.30pm.

County Junior 'B' Hurling Championship Final:

Bantry Blues 1-13 Shanballymore 1-15

Football Championship Final:

Kilmeen 5-14 Grange 0-5

All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Final

Cork will play Galway in the Intermediate Hurling Final on Saturday 8th August at 7:00pm in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. No Muskerry hurlers on the Cork panel but Gerry Linehan of Inniscarra is a Cork selector.

All Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter final

Cork 0-22 Galway 2-28

A horrible day in Thurles for the Cork players, management and supporters! Galway were gifted a goal after only seconds and proceeded to tear Cork apart thereafter, displaying far greater skill levels than the Rebels. Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and now Galway are ahead of Cork in the ratings and more suffering seems in prospect for Cork before remedial action, even if taken, can show results.

All Ireland Senior Football Qualifier

Cork 1-13 Kildare 1-21
Cork footballers were awful in Thurles against Kildare and paid the price. Clearly, after the drawn game in Killarney which should have been won and the replay defeat a fortnight later the team were deflated. Having to play a qualifier a week later left them in no mental state to compete against a committed team. The management team has since retired after taking a year of constant criticism and hopefully, when a new manager and selectors are appointed, only football considerations will be the factors determining the appointment decisions.
Fintan Goold of Macroom came on as a sub for Cork and was the only Muskerry player involved.

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Michael O'Riordan, Auld Triangle, presents the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for June to John Carey, Dripsey Intermediate hurler. Included are members of his family, Marion (mother), Richard and Martina Carey, Elaine and Donal Lombard, Danny Ó Loingsigh, Sadie Murray and baby Fionn Carey Ó Loingsigh. © Mike English

Mid Cork Championships - Hurling and Football

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

3rd Round Replay: Clondrohid 1-10 Ballincollig 0-10

4th Round – Quarter Final

Uibh Laoire v Kilmurry at Macroom on Sat, Aug. 8 5.45p.m

Kilmichael v Dripsey at Macroom on Sat, Aug. 8 7.30p.m

Blarney v Clondrohid at Coachford on Sun, Aug. 9 2.30p.m

Canovee v Inniscarra at Coachford on Sun, Aug. 9 4.00p.m

Clondrohid 1-10 Ballincollig 0-10
A powerful second half performance from Clondrohid was enough to see off Ballincollig in this Ross Oil JAFC replay at Cloughduv. Clondrohid's Paddy Lynch pulled the strings with some brilliant probing runs while Mark Creed and Shane Creed caused the Ballincollig defence plenty of problems. Ballincollig piled on the pressure in the closing minutes but never looked like penetrating a resolute Clondrohid defence.
Wind assisted, Ballincollig stormed into an early lead courtesy of points from Bryan Kelly, Stephan Coughlan and Brian Cronin. Clondrohid's Darren Dineen registered the opening score for his side. However, Ballincollig continued to dominate proceedings and points from Killian Coleman, a fisted effort from David Tobin and a Brian Cronin free ensured they led by 0-6 to 0-1 after 15 minutes.
Clondrohid got right back in the game when a speculative shot from Aidan Kelleher affected by the wind went all the way to the Ballincollig net. Minutes later, Darren Dineen's shot went just outside the butt of the post. Ballincollig got the final score of the opening half when Ian Coughlan tapped over a free which ensured his side led by 0-7 to 1-2 at the break.
Clondrohid dominated proceedings following the resumption with Shane Creed, from a free, and Mark Creed levelling the scoring. Ballincollig went two points clear again courtesy of an Ian Coughan free and an outstanding 45 into the wind from Eoin O'Reilly. Clondrohid with scores from Darren Dineen, Fergal Kelleher and two points from frees from Shane Creed then went clear. Ballincollig reduced the gap to a single score but Clondrohid soaked up the late pressure to advance.
Scorers: Clondrohid:S Creed 0-4 (3f), A Kelleher 1-0, D Dineen 0-3 (1f), M Creed 0-2, F Kelleher 0-1 (1f). Ballincollig: I Coughlan (2f), B Cronin (2f), B Kelly 0-2 each, E O'Reilly (45), S Coughlan, K Coleman, D Tobin 0-1 each.
Clondrohid: John Corkery; Conor O'Leary, Trevor O'Brien, James Kelleher; Shane Dineen, Brian Corcoran, Cian Creedon; Fergal Kelleher, Jeremy O'Sullivan; L Lynch, Aidan Kelleher, Darren Dineen; Shane Creed, Mark Creed, Paddy Lynch. Subs: Danny O'Riordan (22), Declan Kelleher (50), D Lynch ( 57).
Ballincollig: C Noonan; D Collins, C Collins, P Harrington; S Lucey, J O'Brien, D Bowen; B Kelly, S Coughlan; B Cronin, K Coleman, P O'Neill; E O'Reilly, I Coughlan, D Tobin. Subs: J O'Connor for B Cronin ( inj, h/t), K O'Sullivan for D Bowen (45), C Breen for P O'Neill (50).
Referee: Mr Pat O'Leary (Kilmurry).

Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling Championship

Round 2: Ballincollig 2-19 Gleann Na Laoi 1-7

Quarter Finals

A Éire Óg conceded to Cloughduv

B Ballinora V Donoughmore at ballyanley sun 9 aug 7pm

C Ballincollig V Blarney

D Inniscarra – a bye

Semi Finals – 15 August Cloughduv v Winners of B: Winners of C v Inniscarra

Final: W/E 30/08/15

Ballincollig 2-19 Gleann Na Laoi 1-7
A powerful second half performance ensured Ballincollig ran out comfortable winners over Gleann Na Laoi in this Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC clash at Blarney. The sides were level at the break in a dour championship encounter but the winners outclassed their opponents with some excellent scores from play in the second half.
Ballincollig raced into an early lead with points from Jason Murray (2) and Aidan Donovan. Gleann Na Laoi settled and two excellent placed efforts from Eoin Keohane reduced the gap to the minimum. Aidan Donovan was reliable from frees and he converted a brace to give Ballincollig a three point lead
Gleann Na Laoi were rewarded when Adrian Keating crashed home the opening goal of the game. Both Aidan Donovan and Eoin Keohane clipped over frees to leave the sides level, 0-7 to 1-4 at the break.
Ballincollig blitzed their opponents with points from Stephan Coughlan, John O'Brien and Alan Donovan in the opening minutes of the second period. It was all one-way traffic as three more scores from the hard working Chris Collins, Graham Enright and Aidan Donovan kept the scoreboard ticking over.
Graham Enright blasted home a goal while Collins landed a huge effort from distance to effectively end this game as a contest. Gleann Na Laoi were reduced to fourteen men and a goal from Stephan Coughlan finished off an impressive victory for Ballincollig.
Scorers for Ballincollig: A Donovan 0-6 (3f), G Enright 1-4, S Coughlan 1-2, J Murray 0-3, J O'Brien 0-2, A Donovan, C Collins 0-1 each. Scorers for Gleann Na Laoi: E Keohane 0-6 (6f), A Keating 1-0, C Bowles 0-1.
Ballincollig: B Glavin; T Collins, K O'Sullivan, B O'Halloran; C Collins, C Harris, S O'Sullivan; D Collins, A O'Donovan; S Coughlan, P O'Neill, R Ryan; G Enright, A O'Donovan, J Murray. Subs: J O'Brien (20), D Beale (50).
Gleann Na Laoi: P Murphy; G Fitzgerald, T Desmond, B Ahern; P Bowles, M Cafferkey, G Desmond; D Healy, B Kearney; C Bowles, N Desmond, G Dalton; E McCann, E Keohane, A Keating. Subs: E O'Leary (20), S Hourihan (40), T Desmond (55), R Fitzgibbon.
Referee: Mr Willie Barrett ( Aghabullogue).

Faro Intelligent Heating U21 A Hurling Championship

Round Two

Cloughduv 2-10 Ballincollig 2-9

Aghabullogue 0-13 Ballinora 1-6

Quarter finals: A Ballincollig v Aghabullogue B Cloughduv v Inniscarra

Semi Finals: Winner of A v Winners of B. Éire Óg v Blarney

Cloughduv 2-10 Ballincollig 2-9
An injury-time goal from substitute Darren Dineen snatched a dramatic victory for Cloughduv over Ballincollig in the Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A hurling championship at Ovens. In a frantic finish Ballincollig went two points clear in the final minute with a Stephan Coughlan goal but there was still time for Cloughduv to get a winning goal.
This was a terrific championship contest played in very blustery conditions. A second minute penalty from Cian Dorgan gave Ballincollig a perfect start to the game. Cloughduv's Mark Walsh had the opening score for his side. Moments later Walsh blasted home a penalty to leave the minimum between the sides after 8 minutes. Stephan Coughlan clipped over a good score from play. Cloughduv got back on level terms with a placed effort from Kevin Barry-Murphy and an excellent point from Walsh. Further points from Walsh (2f) and an outstanding effort from Eoin Clifford ensured Cloughduv led by 1-6 to 1-4, at the break.
Ballincollig were back on level terms early in the second half with well taken points from Peter O'Neill and Eoin O'Neill. Both sides pointed frees before Darren Dineen edged Cloughduv in front. Ballincollig substitute Sean Lucey clipped over an excellent point and Dorgan bisected the posts which left the sides level, 1-9 apiece with 7 minutes remaining.
Cloughduv edged in front through Mark Verling as the tension mounted in the closing minutes. Ballincollig's Matt O'Leary directed a monster clearance which found Coughlan who blasted home. It looked like the winning score but a terrific run from Mark Walsh put Dineen through for the winner in a pulsating finish.
Cloughduv are through to the next round while Ballincollig get a second chance and meet Aghabullogue.
Scorers: Cloughduv: M Walsh 1-5 (1-0 pen, 2f), D Dineen 1-1, K Barry-Murphy 0-2 (2f), M Verling, E Clifford 0-1 each. Ballincollig: C Dorgan 1-4 (3f, '65), S Coughlan 1-1, J O'Leary, P O'Neill, E O'Neill, S Lucey 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: C O'Driscoll; J Moynihan, N Cronin, J Verling; P Grainger, M Dunne, E Clifford; A Murphy, S Flanagan; M Walsh, L McCarthy, K Barry-Murphy; B Verling, P Hinchon, S Curzon. Subs: D Dineen (48), P Buckley (50), T O'Riordan (55).
Ballincollig: E Bryne; W Green, K O'Sullivan, K Spillane; B O'Halloran, M O'Leary, J O'Leary; C Dorgan, S O'Neill; L Fahy, P O'Neill, E O'Neill; J Murray, S Coughlan, S Bunyan. Subs: C Bohane (42), S Lucey (50)
Referee: Mr Peter Downey (Inniscarra).

Aghabullogue 0 – 13 Ballinora 1 – 6
Holders, Aghabullogue advance to the quarter final stage of the Faro Intelligent Heating Mid Cork U21 A hurling championship but they were made battle all the way by a very game Ballinora side in very cold and windy conditions at Ovens. Both sides had lost their opening rounds but Aghabullogue were expected to have too much fire power for their opponents in this 'last chance saloon' game. Ballinora rose to the occasion in magnificent style however, led at half time by a point having played with the strong wind and held a two point lead at the three quarter stage, 1-6 to 0-7, after Brian Rigney was on hand to tip in the only goal of the game after an Alan O'Shea blast had been partly blocked. In the final ten minutes of the game, Aghabullogue at last began to make inroads on the outstanding Ballinora defence and six unanswered points helped them through to victory. It was a close call however and they will face Ballincollig in the quarter final hoping for a much improved performance.
Ballinora had the benefit of the strong wind in the first half but it was Aghabullogue who opened the scoring with a point from a '65' by Ian BarryMurphy in the 3rd minute. Ballinora gradually settled and driven on by Brendan Hourihan, Patrick Cronin, James and Mike Lordon and Pádraig Dineen, they established a grip around the midfield area and the forwards with Darragh Holmes to the fore began to apply strong and sustained pressure. Two points from Holmes' frees had them in front by the 10th minute and Brian Murphy had added a point from play before Ian BarryMurphy pointed an Aghabullogue free in the 19th minute. Ian BarryMurphy levelled the scores at 0-3 each from play in the 25th minute but Ballinora, who shot many wides in this period, went in front through Mike Lordan's superb point three minutes later and Darragh Holmes then pointed a free before Ian BarryMurphy, the only Aghabullogue scorer in the first half, had a second point from play to leave the score at half time at 0-5 to 0-4 in favour of Ballinora.
Aghabullogue made a vital change at the interval, introducing Sean O'Sullivan, returning from injury, into attack for the second half. If they expected Ballinora to rollover however they were in for a rude awakening. Darragh Holmes had a point for the losers after two minutes and it took Aghabullogue ten minutes to draw level with two points from Ian BarryMurphy frees. Billy Casey then put Aghabullogue in front with a 43rd minute point but Brian Rigny's goal in the 45th minute gave Ballinora a two point lead and real hope of causing an upset. Ian BarryMurphy pointed another free in the 50th minute and a minute later Seán Kelleher struck over an equalising point. Ian BaryMurphy pointed another free to put Aghabullogue back in front in the 53rd minute and points from Evan O'Sullivan, and a late brace from the stick of Seán O'Sullivan assured the holders of their passage to the next round.
Scorers: Aghabullogue: I BarryMurphy 0-8 (0-4 f, 0-1 '65'), S O'Sullivan 0-2, B Casey, S Kelleher and E O'Sullivan 0-1 each. Ballinora: B Rigney 1-0, D Holmes 0-4 (0-3f), B Murphy and M Lordan 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: Cal Óg Healy: Dermot O'Callaghan, Cillian Cooney, John Lynch: Seán Dineen, Niall BarryMurphy, Tadgh Corkery: Seán Kelleher, Ryan Dennehy: Seán O'Connell, Evan O'Sullivan, Billy Casey: David Dineen, Denis Desmond, Ian BarryMurphy. Subs: Seán O'Sullivan for D Dineen (h/t), Seán Lane for S O'Connell (48).
Ballinora: Conor McGrath: Kenneth Greally, Brendan Hourihan, Dave Fitton: Kevin O'Regan, Patrick Cronin, James Lordan: Mike Lordan, Pádraig Dineen: Alan O'Shea, Brian Murphy, Dylan Dineen: Kevin Murphy, Darragh Holmes, Brian Rigney.
Referee: Mr. Diarmuid Kirwin, Éire Óg.

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round Two:

A Cloughduv 2-19 Laochra Óg 0-12

B Aghabullogue v Blarney

C Iveleary 4-14 Ballincollig 1-9

D Grenagh v Donoughmore

Semi Finals: Cloughduv v B; Iveleary v D

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

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 Béal Áth'n Ghaorthaidh

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The attendance and coaches at Macroom G.A.A. Cúl Camp ©Con Kelleher, Oakwood.

Macroom GAA

Macroom minors had a very hard fought win over Ballinora at the Castle Grounds in the first round of the Rebel Óg East Minor A football championship, extra time being necessary to produce an outcome on a Macroom 0-14 to Ballinora 1- 9 scoreline. The opening quarter was very even and it was 0-3 each after 16 minutes, with Don Creedon, Cathal O'Riordan and Craig Ronan having the scores for Macroom. Then Ballinora got through for a goal and added a point from a '45' and could have had another goal but the defence recovered in time to smother the delayed shot. In the run up to half time Macroom did well to get three points in a row, Don Creedon, Cathal O'Riordan and Alan Quinn the scorers, and the half time score of 1-4 to 0-6 slightly flattered Macroom but left them in a reasonable position if they could improve in the second half.
Ballinora added a point to their lead on the restart but Don Creedon immediately had a fine point to keep Macroom in touch. In the 41st minute Ballinora again went two points clear and only good defending and bad shooting denied them further scores. Alan Quinn, from a free, had a Macroom point in the 50th minute and the home side now went all out for an equaliser which was greeted with a big home crowd cheer when landed by Jack O'Donovan in the 53rd minute. Try as they might, neither side could get a winner in the remaining seven minutes of exciting play and so the game went into twenty minutes of extra time.
In extra time, Cathal O'Riordan pointed a Macroom free after two minutes and Kevin O'Dwyer did likewise in the 9th minute before Ballinora hit back with a point to make it 0-11 to 1-7 at half time. Mark Corrigan then pointed for Macroom and Cathal O'Riordan's point put them three points clear. Back came Ballinora with a point from a free, Cathal O'Riordan pointed a Macroom free in reply. Another Ballinora point left the visitors in search of a goal as time was running out and they did get the ball in the Macroom net but the score was disallowed for a clear square infringement and so Macroom survived a severe challenge to advance to play Mayfield in the second round.
Macroom: Christy McCarthy: Cian Twomey, Paul O'Farrell, Ryan Creed: Jack Kelleher, Kevin O'Dwyer, Alex Ryan: Alan Quinn, Caleb Dinneen: Mark Corrigan, Don Creedon, Blake O'Gorman: Cathal O'Riordan, Robert Healy, Craig Ronan. Subs: Jack O'Donovan, Eolan O'Leary and Ethan O'Gorman.

Cork Ladies Football

Senior Football Championship Qualifier

Cork 7-22 Meath 0-3
All Ireland champions, Cork, after a mixed run in the 2015 TG4 Championship to date, wiped out Meath in the qualifier at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Bank Holiday Monday. The final score was Cork 7 – 22 to Meath 0 – 3.
The All Ireland champions were not messing at Thurles and dispatched Meath in a massively one-sided qualifier. Cork, beaten Munster finalists against Kerry, got their campaign back on track in comprehensive fashion to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final with Galway on August 15, a fixture that will be a repeat of the Tesco National League Division 1 final.
Áine O'Sullivan wasn't named in the Cork starting line-up, but came in and had a huge impact, helping herself to 3-5 from play to earn the player of the match award. Valerie Mulcahy, skipper Ciara O'Sullivan, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla and Orlagh Farmer also netted for the rampant Cork side
The floodgates opened as early as the third minute when O'Sullivan netted the first of her treble. Ní Bhuachalla scored Cork's second goal in the 16th minute and the damage could have been far worse for Meath in the opening half but for three fine saves by goalkeeper Monica McGuirk. Cork could also afford the luxury of a missed first half penalty when Mulcahy rattled her effort off the crossbar before the Leesiders botched the follow-up.
Cork piled on the misery for Meath after half-time, when Ciara O'Sullivan opened the second half scoring with a goal. Farmer and Mulcahy bagged goals within three minutes of each other and a late brace from Áine O'Sullivan completed her hat-trick.
Scorers for Cork: Á O'Sullivan 3-5, V Mulcahy 1-5 (0-2f), C O'Sullivan 1-3, R Ní Bhuachalla 1-2, O Farmer 1-0, G O'Flynn (2f) & A Hutchings 0-3 each, OFinn 0-1.
CORK: M O'Brien; M Ambrose, B Stack, Aisling Barrett; Vera Foley, D O'Reilly, G O'Flynn; Briege Corkery, A Walsh; C O'Sullivan, A Hutchings, O Finn; V Mulcahy, A O'Sullivan, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla.
Subs: O Farmer (h.t.), R Phelan (38), M O'Callaghan (41), Mairead Corkery (41), J O'Shea (46).

Cork are All Ireland Minor Champions

Cork 3-10 Galway 2-4
Senior star Eimear Scally inspired Cork to All-Ireland minor A ladies football glory in Thurles on Bank Holiday Monday. Scally, one of Cork's goalscorer's in last year's sensational senior final fightback against Dublin, scored 0-5, to claim a minor medal at Semple Stadium, as Galway were denied a third successive title. An impressive second half display was good enough, after the sides were level at half-time.
Two goals in a minute were key as Shauna Cronin netted, before Laura Cleary was alive to the chance that presented itself when captain Scally's attempted point fell short. Cleary raced in to fist the ball into the net from close range and Cork had breathing space, leading by 2-5 to 1-2. The gap was out to nine, 2-10 to 1-4, before Galway rallied when Caoimhe Boyle scored the Tribeswomen's second goal. Galway kept plugging away but Cork would not be denied an eighth All-Ireland title in the minor A grade, and their first since 2011. They put the end result beyond any doubt with less than four minutes remaining when Hannah Looney scored a third goal for the Leesiders.
Scorers for Cork: E Scally 0-5 (2f), H Looney & L Cleary 1-2 each, S Cronin 1-1.
CORK: M O'Sullivan; E Spillane, E Meaney, A O'Sullivan; A Kelleher, B Casey, L Lynch; C McCarthy, E Ní Dheasmumhnaigh; E Casey, H Looney, S Cronin; K Leneghan, E Scally, L Cleary.
Subs: N Murphy for Casey (half-time), J Tonks for Kelleher (52), N Duggan for B Casey (57), L O'Neill for Cronin (59), A Nic A Bhaird for Lynch (59).


Cork 2 – 17 Tipperary 0 – 10
Cork are guaranteed a semi-final spot after making it three wins from three games in Group 1 by virtue of a 2-17 to 0-10 success over Tipperary in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship. All-Ireland champions Cork produced a power-packed second half performance against Tipp, over whom they only had a point to spare when the teams met in the Munster final. This was just as tight a contest in the first half, with the goal just before the interval from Amy O'Connor a critical turning point.
Cáit Devane continued her sharpshooting form of the campaign with five points, augmented by contributions from Mairead Teehan and Gemma Grace that looked likely to send Tipp into the interval leading. Ashling Thompson, Orla Cotter, Orla Cronin and Julia White all kept the Leesiders in touch and just two points down before O'Connor made it 1-6 to 0-8.
Paudie Murray's outfit roared out of the traps in the second half and another goal, this time from Katrina Mackey, pushed them four clear. Tipperary had Brid Quinn sent off for a second yellow card soon after and Cork capitalised on the numerical advantage, with O'Connor in particular causing carnage, while Mackey and Briege Corkery also raised white flags. Devane scored Tipp's two points in the second half and not even the late dismissal of Gemma O'Connor, also for a second yellow card, could derail the champs.
Fixture. The Liberty Insurance senior camogie semi-final between Cork and Kilkenny has been pushed back 24 hours until Sunday, August 16 to facilitate Cork's dual players, with the ladies football team scheduled to play on Saturday 15. Wexford are through to play Galway in the other semi-final, to be played on Saturday, August 15, after they, predictably, defeated Dublin 0-13 to 1-7 in the quarter-final. Dublin had defeated Clare in the controversial playoff game just two days previously.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Well done to the lads on their success in the Junior A Championship replay. What a performance and team work. Ballincollig started well and went into a 5 point lead, however a great goal brought Clondrohid right back into the game. The second half kept the large crowd on the edge of their seats. This was a tight encounter and Clondrohid piled on the pressure and added some good points to win on a final score of 1-10 to 0-10. Congrats to all involved. They now play Blarney in Coachford on Sunday August 9 at 2.30pm. Your support will be much appreciated.
Well done to the Junior C team on their win last week. Great to see some of the former players return to wear the jersey again. Congratulations to Sean Desmond who recently captained the U15 Co Development winning team and winners of the Rebel Óg July award. Well done. All in Clondrohid GAA are very proud of your success.
In Minor Football Championship First Round, congrats to the Clondrohid team on a great performance. Final score Clondrohid 2-11 Whites Cross 2-7. Team Panel: Conor Flanagan, Brian Corcoran, Stephen O'Riordan, Cillian Lynch, Cian O'Leary, Tadhg Twomey, Daniel Buckley, Mark O'Neill, Sean Desmond, Tiernan Quinn, Dean Burke, Thomas O'Connor and Callum O'Shea. The next round match will be against Tracton.
Clondrohid U10s headed to Ballingeary to play 2 games. In hot conditions the players put in huge effort with a fine display of tackling, marking and kick passing. They had 2 nine a side teams that played 2 games. Both teams won both games. Thank you to all that came to support.
Congratulations to the U15 team who had a fantastic win in the County Championship against near neighbours Ballyvourney. This was an outstanding game of football. The lads played with great team spirit which brought them due rewards. On the night they were missing players but that did not reflect on the team performance. From the keeper to the forward line, everyone worked hard including players who came on. Hard work delivered great scores and Clondrohid came away with a fantastic win on a final score of 2-11 to 2-7.Fair play to the new lads who came into this panel. Up next is Buttevant, date ,time and venue will be posted on face book as soon as confirmed. Well done to all involved.
Fixtures: Sunday August 9 JA FC Clondrohid v Blarney in Coachford at 2.30pm.
Monday August 10 U 16 FL Whites Cross v Clondrohid at 7pm.
Saturday August 8 U 12 FL Clondrohid v Kilmurry at 11am.

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Piper, Pádraig O'Driscoll, leads the teams at the Laochra Óg Blitz in Teerbeg ©

Laochra Óg

Saturday July 31st Laochra Óg had their first U6, U8 and U10 blitz in Teerbeg. A sincere thanks to Michael and Nora McCarthy of Glenview and Glenmill Restaurant for the use of the grounds in Teerbeg. Their continued support is greatly appreciated. We would like to thank everyone who baked, poured endless cups of tea, helped with the teams, directed traffic, cleaned up and supported Laochra Óg in every way. Thank you to the players who as always played their hearts out against a very sporting Millstreet team. We thank our sponsors and a huge thank you to Pádraig O'Driscoll who piped all the players and coaches on to the field. This is the community spirit that Laochra Óg wishes to promote.
Thursday July 30th Junior "B" Muskerry Quarter final championship between Laochra Óg and Cloughduv took place in Annahala. Cloughduv were the winners.
Tuesday July 28th Junior "B" County League between Laochra Óg and Ballygarvan took place in Annahala. The final score was Laochra Óg 1 – 14 and Ballygarvan 1 – 6.
A Used Clothes Collection to raise funds for Laochra Óg will be held in Teerbeg on Friday 7th of August at the usual training time Pic 23of

Kilmurry Under 7s at Football blitz against Aghinagh ©

Canovee G.A.A.

Buttevant 4-12 Canovee 4-6
On 12th of July Canovee under 14 team faced Buttevant in the county under 14 A football final played at a splendid Ballinlough venue. Canovee were under strength going into the final as they were missing five of their panel due to holidays. In the first half Buttevant dominated the early exchanges and raced into a four point lead after 10 minutes, Canovee slowly got into the game with points from Odhran O Driscoll, Connor O Neill and Jack Kelleher ( 2 ) and then got a major boost with a James Hennessy goal to put Canovee into the lead 1-4 to 0-6.Buttevant quickly responded scoring two goals and a point without reply but a Jack Kelleher goal just before half time left Canovee trailing 2-7 to 2-4 at the break. Buttevant were on top early on in the second half and were leading 3-10 to 2-5 after 40 minutes but goals from Ben Cheasty and Odhran O Driscoll and a Jack Kelleher point left the minimum between the sides. A goal for Buttevant five minutes from time swung the game in their favour and ran out winners on a scoreline 4-12 to 4-6 in what was a great sporting game.
Team:Jack O Connor, Dylan Delaney, Ben Cheasty, Eoin McNabola, Cian Cronin, Brian McNabola, Connor O Neill, James Downey, Odhran O Driscoll, Tim O Connor, Jack Kelleher, Gavin Walsh, Daniel Browne, Eoin Moynihan, James Hennessy. Subs used:Tomas Óg Twomey, Colm McCarthy, Conor Higgins, Con O Riordan and Jason Walsh.

Iveleary 1.11 Canovee 0.12
On July 17th Canovee played Iveleary in the junior football league in Carrigadrohid and got off to a disastrous start finding themselves 1 goal and 3 points down after five minutes . Canovee slowly got in to the game despite playing against the wind and points by Sean O'Connor , Mark Verling and William Ahern left them behind at half time by 1,06 to 0.03 . The second half turned out to be a thriller with Canovee slowly reducing the lead and.with time almost up, were down a goal and had a last chance to draw the game but John O'Brien's powerful drive went narrowly over the bar to leave Iveleary ahead at the final whistle by 1.11 to 0.12. Tthe second half was played at championship pace with Canovee trying hard to reduce the lead but Iveleary defended stoutly . Referee John Ryan had no problems between two sporting teams.
Teams David Wiseman , Michael Quinlan , James Mc Carthy , James Scanlan , Lucey , Michael Dunne , Will Ahern 0,01,Eamonn Lyons , Aidan Murphy , Mark Verling 0,02, Michael Deasy , Sean OConnor 0,02, Denis OSullivan 0,02, Con Dunne ,James Moynihan 0,01 Subs Mark Healy 0.03, John O'Brien 0,01, Darren Twomey.
Canovee 4.18 Kiltha Óg 2.10
July 22nd Canovee played the first round of the minor championship v Kiltha Óg in Castlemartyr . It was s even affair but Canovee took control in the second half, running out comfortable winners by 4.18 to 2.10 , Humphrey O'Mahony 2, Mark Healy and Mark Walsh getting the goals.
Aghabullogue 4.08 Canovee 3.07
July 30 th Canovee played Aghabullogue in the under 12 football league. After a good competitive game, Aghabullogue were ahead by 4.08 to 3.07, Conor Dodd, Thomas Crowley and Darren Moynihan getting the Canovee goals.

Macroom Soccer

Schoolboys /girls Membership Night. This important night is being held on Friday Aug 7th at the clubhouse in Murrayfield and will run from 7.30pm to 9pm. Membership will be accepted for players from Under 11-Under 16. Rates for the 2015/16 season are as follows: first child: 50 euro, second child 25 euro, family membership 100 euro.
Academy Membership Night Covering boys and girls from Under 7 to Under 10, this night will be held at Murrayfield on Friday Aug 14th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. First child 50 euro, second child 25 euro, family 100 euro.

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results: 21/07/2015 Seniors: 1st John Lawlor (13), Liam Nash (20) Frank McCarthy (22) 43.5. NBS singles 25/07/2015 1st Richard Healy(9) 42 pts. 2nd Michael Lillis (18) 41 pts. Monthly Medal 1st Padraig O'Connor (2) 68, 2nd Stephen Duggan (18) 68, 3rd Mark O'Flynn (7) 69. 26/07/2015 Open 4/Ball 1st Daniel O'Sullivan (14) & Orrain McGarry (12) 46 pts
28/07/2015 Seniors 1st John Lawlor (13), Sean McSweeney (17) & Denis O'Mahony (21) 46.9.
NBS singles 30/07/2015 1st. David Goold (15) 44 pts 2nd Richard Grace (19) 38 pts
Open singles 1/08/2015: 1st Daniel O'Sullivan (15) 45 pts 2nd. Tim O'Callaghan (13) 42 pts.3rd. Albert Groarke(15) 42 pts.
Open 4/Ball 2/08/2015 1st Jim Nyhan(12) & Ray O'Leary(18) 42 pts.
3 Person team: 1st Declan Bowen (12), Cathal Forbes (14) & Ronan Brett (18) 70 pts
Fixtures: Tues Seniors. Thurs. NBS open singles. Sat & Sun Open singles. Sat 2pm SPA cup Mixed 4/somes.
Women's Results: Open Day 3 Person Team. Kindly sponsored by Hayfield Manor Hotel. Winners with 55 pts - Niamh Sheehan (13) Lisselan Orla Buckley (19) Sinead O'Halloran (19) 2nd with 52pts Paula Goggins (19) Lisselan, Hazel Shields (25) Bandon, Eileen Devane (27) Killorglin. 3rd On B/6 with 51pts. Eleanor Coughlan (17) Doneraile, Nuala Meade (21) Kanturk, Eilís Nagle (22) Doneraile.
Fixture: Ladies Open Day. 3 Person Team Event. Wednesday 19th August. Kindly sponsored by Mills Inn, Ballyvourney. Entry €10 per person. Time-Sheet 02641072. On-Line Booking www.macroomgolfclub.com.