Lee Valley Outlook Sept 2 2015 v12e18

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Bishop McEgan (Michael Murphy) addressing the Irish Troops at the re-enactment of the siege of Carrigadrohid Castle ©Peter Scanlan

Lee Valley Diary

Car wash fundraiser on Sat. Sept 5 @ Barrett's Coppeen from 10am -5pm.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Talks on Tues 8th Sept at 7.30p.m. at Kilmurry Museum.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Art, 'What's New?', on Thurs. Sept. 10 at 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House.
Open Garden for Marymount at Belvedere, Rigsdale, Ballinhassig on Sat 12th Sept. Noon -6p.m.
Mushera Platform Dance. Sun 13th Sept, 3 to 5:30pm.
Kilbarry NS clothing collection 9am 14th September Enquiries 085-8661543.
Lee Valley Speakers 8p.m. Sept 15th, and 1st and 3rd Tues of each month in Fr Ryan Hall, Macroom.
Marymount Hospice Donoughmore Fund-Raising 20th anniversary Tea/ Coffee Night Thurs. Sept 17th 7pm- 9pm in the community centre, Stuake.
BBQ for Ethiopian Charity in Murray's Bar on Fri, Sept 18 at 8pm;
Cope Cycle Valley Wheelers 2 day event from Cill na Martra Sat Sept 19 @ 8am
Daonscoil an Fhómhair i nGúgán Barra. Deireadh Fómhair 2, 3, 4.
Clondrohid Development Group American Tea Party Sat. Oct. 3.
Reunion for Firmount N.S. past pupils on Sat. Oct 10 @ 3pm in Blarney Golf Resort.

Macroom Library:.
Story time Saturdays at 12 noon.
Here and Now art exhibition Aug. 25 - Sept 18th
ACOL Bridge Wed. Sept. 9 at 10.30a.m.
Gramophone Circle Fri. Sept. 11 at 11a.m.
The Purlies Thurs. Sept. 17 at 11a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte. Thurs. Sept. 24 at 11.30a.m.

Briery Gap:
Child 44 Mon 7th Sept 8.30pm.
Conal Gallen A Laugh and a Half. Sat 12th Sept @ 8.00pm.
Far From the Madding Crowd Mon. 14th Sept 8.30pm.
Jim Murray and Seamus Begley Fri 18th Sept at 8.30pm.
Wild Tales Mon 21st Sept 8.30pm.
The Magical Garden Sat 26th Sept @ 2.00pm.
Annmarie O'Riordan Sat. 26th Sept @ 8.30pm.
Age of Adeline Mon 28th Sept 8.30pm.
Cookie and the Vaudevilles Fri 2nd Oct @ 8.00pm.
Phoenix Mon 5th Oct 8.30pm.
Jack L Fri 9th Oct @ 8,00pm.
Lucinda Sly Sat 17th Oct 8.00pm .
Timbutu Mon 19th Oct 8.30pm.
It's The Real McCoy Fri 30th and Sat 31st Oct @ 8.00pm.
Marshland Mon 2nd Nov 8.30pm.
Red Hurley Thurs 5th Nov @ 8.00pm.
Clouds of Sils Maria Mon 16th Nov 8.30pm.
Force Majeure Mon 20th Nov 8.30pm.

We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly diary. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie

Macroom Updates

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Food producers and providers who will be involved in Macroom Food Festival September 25 – 27 ©Emma Jarvis

Fourth Food Festival

All your favourite restaurants, cafés, bars and food producers aim to delight your taste buds at the upcoming Macroom Food Festival. The organisers promise food, glorious food, music and fun for all the family at the 4th taste extravaganza, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015. Events will take place at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the Main Square, the Castle Hotel, the Briery Gap and the Riverside Park Hotel. It will include a tasting menu extravaganza, taste trails, international food flavours, craft beers and ciders, monster outdoor food market, schools cook-off competition, interactive children's entertainment, live music, a secret supper & more. The old favourites are still in the mix but there are a few new additions this year to maximise taste, fun and gastronomic exploration.
The official opening is on Friday 25th, with a welcoming ceremony followed by An Artisan Affair at the Riverside Park Hotel. This will showcase the best of local produce, prepared by Macroom's chefs, working together to produce a superb tasting menu with a large side dish of wonderful music and entertainment. Providing the fare for this extravaganza are The Real Olive Company, The Castle Hotel, The Natural Larder Company, Church Lane, The Riverside Park Hotel, The Mills Inn, The Auld Triangle, Toons Bridge Dairy, Macroom Buffalo Mozarella and Vaughan's Café.
Saturday will see the children getting interactive in The Magic Garden at the Briery Gap. The afternoon taste trail will showcase superb local produce in the pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants around Macroom, to a soundtrack of live music on the street. You may eat your way around the town at No. 57 Gourmet Kitchen, Church Lane, Vaughan's Café, Clancy's Fresh Fish, T P Cotters, Kieran Hartnett Butchers, Next Door Café, Golden's Bar, Granville's, Dinneen's Bar, Fitzi's Take Away. Fitzgerald's Book Shop & Chocolate Café, The Castle Hotel, JC Murphy's and Murray's Bar. If this doesn't suffice, the early evening will see the International Food Flavours Marquee on the Main Square providing tastes from around the world. Later on, craft beers and ciders will take centre stage at The Castle Hotel.
Sunday will see the square transformed into a massive outdoor food market, complete with off-the-wall children's entertainment from Cork Circus, Sylvano the Magician, the band of the Southern Command and lots more live music. Students will get competitive at the Schools Cook-Off and as always, there will be plenty to eat and drink, supplied by our favourite locals and joined by over 50 traders from Cork, Munster and beyond, selling everything from buffalo burgers to ice-cream, jams & marmalades to baked treats and barista coffees . This year, the festival will culminate in the all new Secret Supper at a number of undisclosed venues in and around Macroom – for those who enjoy surprise and wonder in their food as much as they do in their lives – followed by a massive festival finale party at the Castle Hotel.

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At Coffee morning in the Castle Hotel to raise funds for Gerard Angland and Philip Corrigan's Ethiopian Run, from left, Noreen O'Sullivan, Mary Burke, Mary Canty, Gerard Angland and Mary McElroy ©

Drinking Coffee for Ethiopia

Two young members of Macroom GAA Club are hoping to visit Ethiopia with Plan International Ireland this November, and are raising vital funds for projects working with some of the world's poorest children. Philip Corrigan & Gerard Angland are covering the personal cost of their visit, therefore all proceeds donated will go directly to the charity's projects. While there, Philip & Gerard will visit a community renewable energy project, witness the operation of a village savings & loan programme and see the effects of a community-led total sanitation initiative. They will also be taking part in the 10K Great Ethiopian Run at 10,000ft through Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, and visit the Irish Ambassador at his Residence.
The 'Support The Lads' fundraising campaign involves three events. A coffee morning in Macroom's Castle Hotel last week helped raise almost €1,600. Next month there will a barbeque in Murray's Bar on Friday, September18 at 8pm and in October, Kevin Corcoran, of West Cork Walks, will coordinate a hike in The Long Strand, near Rosscarbery in support of the fundraising campaign. Details may be found on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/supportthelads.
Hotel owner and a proud and long-time member of Macroom GAA Club, Don Buckley says; "we were delighted to support the two lads for this worthy cause. Not only are they fellow members of our GAA Club but Gerard is also a former member of staff here at the Hotel and the Corrigan family have been friends & guests of the hotel for decades. They are putting in a genuine effort here and sponsoring the Coffee Morning was our own small way of helping them with their fundraising campaign".
Philip Corrigan says; "While people can easily donate to our cause online , we have tried to organise a diverse range of 'fun' events, spread out over three months, so that friends and family can spend time together and feel a part of this campaign. From the couple heading out for a drink and some entertainment on a Friday night, to the early bird looking for a chat on a Tuesday morning, to the outdoors type bursting to get out among nature's elements on a Sunday".
To donate to the lad's cause, visit www.plan.ie/give/philipgerard. All donations from each event will go directly to the charity.

Macroom Library

The Gramophone session makes a welcome return on Friday 11th at 11a.m. Everyone is welcome to this free and friendly event, you don't need to be a member of the library to attend. Refreshments will be served during the 15 minute interval. Eileen Hackett and Kathleen Murray will present. It will finish at roughly 12.30- 12.45.
A great afternoon was had by all who attended the certificate presentation for the Summer Reading Scheme on Saturday 25th August. Ger Wolfes's music went down very well, as did the crisps and sweets! Anyone who was unable to attend can still collect their cert any day at the library desk.
The Purlies will meet on Thursday 17th at 11 a.m. A number of the Yarn Art Exhibition items are still on display around the library.
Our main exhibition space is inhabited until Friday September 18th by part of the 'Here and Now' collection . Various art forms are represented, including sculpture, watercolour, photography and oils. Well worth a visit, as I'm sure is the main body of work in the Town Hall. It's Night Class season again and we have a great collection of brochures from Mc Egan College, Ballincollig Community School, Cork College of Commerce, St John's Central College and S.H.E.P (a community based training and development organisation established in 1974). Our notice boards also contain flyers about other ways to spend your evenings including weight loss sessions, A.A meetings, private music lessons and various musical events. Come in and have a browse.
ACOL Bridge will be on Wednesday 9th at 10.30. New players with some knowledge of bridge always welcome. Book club took place on Wednesday 2nd and any member who was unable to attend can collect 'The Lie' by Helen Dunmore at the desk. No available places at this event. Just a 'heads up' about Ciorcal Cainte. It will resume on September 24th at 11.30 guided by staff member Nora Levis. Storytime Saturdays, ( excepting Bank holidays), at 12 noon to 12.45 for all 3-7 year olds.

Briery Gap Programme

Child 44 Mon 7th Sept 8.30pm. Adapted from the Tom Rob Smith best-seller. Leo Demidov - orphanage survivor, war hero, party stalwart and bloodhound investigator - is heading for the crossroads in his life. He arrives when the body of a child is found beside railway tracks and the Kremlin's idea of an investigation is of the under-the-carpet rather than pull-up-the-floorboards variety.
Far From the Madding Crowd Mon. 14th Sept 8.30pm. Bathsheba Everdene is a strong-headed, independent woman in Victorian England. Living near poverty she arrives at her aunt's farm, where the neighbouring shepherd Gabriel Oak takes a liking to her and proposes. Saying she values her independence too much, Bathsheba refuses. When the two next meet, their fortunes have reversed as Bathsheba has inherited her uncle's farmhouse, and Gabriel is in search of employment.
Age of Adaline Monday 28th September
All screenings are at 8.30pm and Admission is €4
Sulán Film Screenings will recommence from Monday, September 21. Please note change of day for screenings to every second Monday from September 21 at 8.30pm. Admission €6.
Wild Tales Mon 21st Sept 8.30pm. This collection of six shorts is wickedly funny stuff. Revenge, frustration, and bitter irony seem to be the theme here. The nature of these shorts is set up-and-pay off.
Phoenix Monday 5th October
Timbutu Monday 19th October
Marshland Monday 2nd November
Clouds of Sils Maria Monday 16th November
Force Majeure Monday 20th November.

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 Magic Garden Saturday 26th September @ 2.00pm. Tickets €5.
Annmarie O'Riordan Saturday, 26th September @ 8.30pm. Tickets €15
Cookie and the Vaudevilles Friday 2nd October @ 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Jack L Friday 9th October @ 8,00pm. Tickets €20
Lucinda Sly written and directed by John McKenna, Saturday 17th October 8.00pm. Tickets €15/€12.
Sullane Players present It's The Real McCoy, written by Tommy Marren, Friday 30th October and Saturday 31st October @ 8.00pm. Tickets €12/ €10
Red Hurley Thursday 5th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €20
Sullane Players present Pretend Sick 6th and 7th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €12 and €10
Johnny McEvoy 13th November @ 8.00pm. Tickets €25
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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Car wash in Aid of Aisling Tanner Fund on Saturday 5th September @ Barrett's Coppeen from 10am -5pm. Come and get your car washed for just €8.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Talk on Warmer Home Scheme Attic and Cavity Wall Insulation by Finbarr O' Sullivan on Tuesday 8th Sept at 7.30p.m. This will be followed by Introduction to Irish Dancing by Kate O'Donovan Come and enjoy the fun in the Kilmurry Museum. All Welcome
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Art Demonstration, 'What's New?', by Orla McGrane (AOIFA Vice-Chairperson), Doddervale, Dublin, on Thursday, 10th September at 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House. Supporting Irish Motor Neurone Disease. Members' competitions & Sales Table. Further information 087-9821708. All exhibits raffled. Your attendance and support would be greatly appreciated. Visitors welcome.
Open Garden at Iris (Anderson) &John at Belvedere, Rigsdale, Ballinhassig on Saturday 12th September. Noon -6p.m. Signposted from the Half-Way Roundabout off N71. Homebaking & Flower Plant Stall. Victorian Tea Party (optional). All proceeds in aid of Marymount Hospice.
Mushera Platform. Last dance of the season - Sunday 13th of Sept, 3 to 5:30pm. Music by Peter Lane and Blackwater Sound.
Marymount Hospice Donoughmore Fund-Raising Group is holding the 20th anniversary Tea/Coffee Night on Thursday September 17th from 7pm-9pm in the community centre, Stuake. Your generous donations of home baking and your enthusiastic participation have ensured successful fundraising events in the past, raising close on €150,000 to date. Your continued support would be much appreciated this special year. There will be face painting, nail art and a raffle for great prizes. Tickets for sale on the night and in local shops. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all for a good cause.
Reunion for Firmount N.S. (Old School) is being held on Saturday Oct 10th 2015 @ 3pm in Blarney Golf Resort. All pupils that attended are welcome. To book, or for more information, please ring 086-3248960 or 087-1211669. Tickets €15. €5 deposit required. Please spread the word to all ex pupils.
Cancer Patient Transport. Breda Browne O'Flynn, sister of the late John Browne N.T and U.D.C., lost her husband Liam to cancer some years ago. She and her daughter Tríona set up a community based transport system to help patients attend cancer services and this currently serves Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Mallow areas. A recent fund raising golf classic raised €3,500 for the charity. Breda is still very much a Macroom person and avidly reads the Lee Valley Outlook.
Judo. Three Manning brothers from Muskerry judo/combat Sambo club, will represent Ireland in MMA in the Golden Ticket fight promotions in Birmingham. This will be Shane Manning's debut to MMA after winning the Paris Grand Prix in combat Sambo. It is Dillon Manning's second fight and he is hoping for another win. He has a highly decorated career and has won the Paris Grand Prix in Combat Sambo in his weight. Lloyd Manning is no stranger to MMA. With four wins to date, he also holds battle zone title. Lloyd is fighting for the lightweight title and everyone at Muskerry judo / combat Sambo club wishes Shane, Lloyd, Dillon and coaches Tom Power and Seamus Manning the best of luck.
Rugby Homecoming. Congratulations to Danny Lynch (Captain), Dromcarra and his team, 'Sundays Well Rebels', on winning the inaugural Rugby World Tournament Mixed Ability in England recently. A night of celebrations was held on Saturday 29th August. It began with a Bonfire at 8pm at Bridge Hill, Dromcarra and rounded off with a reception at Dromey's Bar and Grill, with Music by Danny Golden. Well Done Danny.
Macroom G.A.A Lotto Results 18-08-15 :- Jackpot €10.000 Numbers 1-11-19 - Winner – Kay Healy, Carrigaphooka. Sellers: McCarthy's Newsagents. €20 Ella Goold, Killarney Road. Kitty Hurley, C/O Mc Carthy's Newsagents. Margaret Lucey, South Square. Norann Murphy, Barrett Place. Margaret Coakley, Inchigeela.
25-08-15:- Jackpot €1,000 Numbers 9-15-36 - No Winner - €70 Damian O'Callaghan, Dripsey. Geraldine Kiely, Cork Street. Michael Dromey, Sullane Haven, Macroom. Ted Lucey, Ard na Gréine Nora O'Leary, Codrum Kieran O'Sullivan, Dromree.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: August 26. No Winner of €8,600 Jackpot. €70 - Annie O'Driscoll, 44 Ard na Greine. €20 - Conor Corkery, Kilnamartrya. Liz Cotter, Ballinagree. Mairead & Jimmy Bryant, c/o Mgt Coakley. Fergal Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto. 23/8/2015 Jackpot €1,900. No winner. €50 Joseph and Kate O'Riordan, c/o John Casey. €20 Mary and Jerry O'Herlihy, Derryroe. Kayleigh O'Conner, Rylane. Seamus Sexton, Nadd c/o Martin Hubbard. Dan O'Riordan, c/o Pat Twomey.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 24/8/2015, Jackpot: €4,600, Numbers Drawn: 11 – 29 – 31, No Winner: €40 Madge Martin, €20 Sheila Sheehan, Anthony O'Riordan (Yearly Ticket), Denis Finnegan (Yearly Ticket), Michael Sexton (Yearly Ticket).
31/8/2015, Jackpot: €4,800, Numbers Drawn: 10 – 19 – 31, No Winner: €40 Ken Hogan, €20 Sam Murphy, Mike Murphy, Eileen Rourke, Michael Sexton (Yearly Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

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Con and Linda O'Riordan at the launch of his CD 'Con the Milkman' in aid of Macroom Hospital at the Auld Triangle. © Lee Valley Outlook

Con the Milkman in full Flow

Con O'Riordan, Lissacreasig, Cill na Martra, better known as Con the Milkman, has just released his first CD of hilarious and evocative songs and poems, entitled A Hundred Miles from Home. Apart from the first number, Danny and Old Con, written by the late John Kelleher N.T., all the material is composed by Connie and tells of local events. These include Barry Buckley, The Breathalyzer, Noel O'Leary: The Wedding of the Year; My Brother John's Station; She Took me by the Hand and Led me on; The Redundancy Song; Gene McCarthy's Bullock; Over the Garden Wall; The Corns are at me again; Ted Connell's Song; Dick and Mazie's 50th Wedding Anniversary; The Juice of the Barley and The Turkey.
Hundreds of Con's friends, many of them made at traditional festivals throughout Munster, attended the CD launch at the Auld Triangle Macroom. Crowds spilled out on to the N22 as story teller and comedian, Frances Kennedy from Listowel, gave the CD a raunchy send off. Songs and recitations from performers such as Annemarie Dwyer, Eileen O'Connell, Donal Cronin, Kay Kelleher, Mick O'Brien, Áine Creed and Micky Kelly, backed by musicians, Jerry McCarthy and Liam Healy, kept the audience entertained well into the morning.
Liam Forde produced the album; Tadhg Kelleher, Sulán Studios, Ballyvourney, recorded it. All the proceeds go to Macroom Community Hospital and St. Colman's Hospital, Macroom. It is now available at McCarthy Newsagents, Macroom Bookshop and shops, post offices and pubs in the area at €10.

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Nationwide's Niall Martin and cameraman, Owen Daly, visit the Infant classroom and teacher, Mary Leahy, at Dromleigh N.S. © Lee Valley Outlook

Stars of the Small Screen

Children, parents and teachers at Dromleigh N.S., Kilmichael began the new school year with a flourish as they welcomed RTE's Nationwide to the 175 year old school on their first day back, August 31. The programme will be broadcast on Friday, September 5 at 7pm. and anyone who wishes to see it again may do so on the RTE Player.
Dromleigh, which opened in 1840, just before the Famine, celebrated its 175th anniversary in June with the publication of the school's history, 'Dromleigh N.S. Spans Three Centuries'. It's the oldest primary school in Ireland still using the original edifice, though this is just a small fraction of the present building.
Ever since 1840, come September, children have poured through the doors of Dromleigh. By 1842, 260 boys and girls were enrolled at the tiny, one room school and were taught by two teachers and two monitors. The Famine came and wreaked havoc. Many local townlands lost up to half their population to death, the workhouse in Macroom and emigration. The school enrolment reflected the decline over the following decades as the people lived through the Land Wars, the fight for Home Rule and the War of Independence. Dromleigh, lying 8 miles from Macroom, was the only source of formal education for the children of the area. They came to school in hunger, in fear during the weeks after Kilmichael Ambush and in hope of achieving a better quality of life.
During the depressed 40s and 50s, the population fell again. Enrolment at Dromleigh dropped below 30 and it became a one teacher school. The present school bears little resemblance to the original structure. It is bright, spacious and buzzing with the energy of enthusiastic children. Many of the present pupils have links with other countries but direct descendants of the original children of 175 years ago are on roll and among the new pupils starting on their educational journey at Dromleigh in September 2015. In later life, they should have little trouble recalling their first day in 'big school'!

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Candid Camera. Dromleigh N.S. parents of new Junior Infants are interviewed by Nationwide on the first day of the 2015 school year.

Cumann na mBan Commemoration

Ted Cunningham is looking to put together a steering group to organize and coordinate some events for the commemoration of the women of Cumann na mBan in Co. Cork for 2016. A number of fascinating projects have been put forward including the creation of a video documentary looking at the activities of Cumann na mBan in the Macroom and surrounding areas. For expressions of interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Lucht na n-óg ó Valley Wheelers in éineacht le Seán Kelly & Connie Ó Muimhneacháin nuair a tháinig Turas na Mumhan go Gúgán Barra. © Nóirín Uí Thuama.

Clondrohid Updates

Carriganimma Fun Run: Carriganima, 4mile fun run/ walk with music and raffle on the night, is on Saturday September 12 at 3.30pm. You can register from 2.15pm outside the pub. €10 adults. U18 €5 and Family €20. Proceeds to Millstreet and Macroom hospitals. Medals for all participants.
Development Group: This group continues to keep the village and its surrounds as its main objective. To this end they keep an eye on the upkeep and maintenance of the village, the local graveyard and much more. They liaise with James O'Dwyer, the local engineer re pot holes, footpaths, drains, markings on roads etc. They arrange for hedge cutting, flower, and shrub planting, hanging baskets, Last year, they built and purchased a crib, which was placed in the church ground and was admired by many. They make contact with various schemes to obtain workers to help them with maintenance. They would like to thank Johnny for all his help over the years, and thanks to Eugene who has worked with them for the past year, but unfortunately under the Tus scheme, his term was up recently, so they bid him farewell, and wish him well in the future. They would also like to thank all those who have helped and sponsored them over the years.
Unfortunately, it costs money to run any organisation, so the Group is appealing to all and sundry to support them in their next fundraiser. They are hosting an American Tea Party in the Hall on Saturday night October 3. It will be run similar to last year, with the group providing table cloths, ware and cutlery. Anyone willing to host a table should contact Maria at Healy's' Shop or Breda on 0868831206. More updates to follow, just remember to keep Saturday night Oct 3 free. There will be entertainment on the night as well.
The Group would like to send their congratulations and best wishes to the Cork Footballers. This bunch of girls enthralled us once again with their massive defeat of Kerry in the semi-final. Each and every one of them deserves our support as they head to Croke Park in September for a shot at winning their 10th All Ireland title since 2005.
Alice Taylor for Clondrohid: Pat Kelleher of Mount Cross is launching his book, 'Bishop's Island', in the parish hall in Clondrohid in October. It will be launched by renowned author and storyteller Alice Taylor. Bishop's Island is in the parish of Clondrohid, half way between the Bell Inn and Carrigphooka. More information on this launching will be available shortly.
Warmer Home Scheme: Warm up your home before the winter months and reduce your heating bills! West Cork Development Partnership is currently accepting applications and the service is free of charge for all eligible households. For more info tel. 027 52266 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Grandparents in Knock: This pilgrimage takes place on Sunday Sept 13. Children are invited to compose a prayer for their grandparents and send it to CGA Office, Castlebar St., Westport Co. Mayo.

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Gunshot Wedding. Jim Cunningham (the runaway bride) and Danny O'Riordan at Coachford Autumn Festival High Nelly Run ©Peter Dinneen

Coachford Updates

Glamour and Glitz The debutantes and graduates of Coachford College enjoyed a great night in the Vienna Woods Hotel as they celebrated the end of their second level education and are now embarking on the next phase of their lives. Over 150 debs and grads descended on the village of Coachford to meet up prior to the dinner and show off their style to each other and the large group of family and friends who turned up to witness the occasion. The students were also celebrating the excellent leaving certificate results that they received from Coachford College which once again enjoyed terrific results in all subjects and has reaffirmed itself as one of the leading educational facilities in the county.
County Champions The Aghabullogue under 16 hurlers captured the Rebel Óg A county championship title by defeating Courcey Rovers on a score line of 2.13 to 0.12. Aghabullogue were in control for most of the game and their goals came at vital times. The hurlers have enjoyed a successful year by capturing the East Region title a few weeks ago. Best for the boys in green and white were Shane Tarrant, Paul Ring and Tadgh O'Brien Bradley. Captain Tom Long thanked the coaches and his fellow players in his acceptance speech which was delivered, unusually for a 16 year old, 'as Gaeilge'.
Go raibh maith agat. Broomhill Vintage club would like to thank everyone for their support of this year's very successful and well run Coachford Autumn Festival. Despite some rain on Sunday, huge numbers of people from the Lee valley area came to support and take part in the festival. Your presence and support were greatly appreciated. We would like to thank those who took part in the various events such as the singing competitions, Road Race and the events on Sunday. We would like to offer special thanks to the army of volunteers who helped throughout the four days of the festival and the sponsors, without whose assistance we would find it extremely difficult to organise the event. Again this year the GAA was most supportive and we thank them for putting the superb facilities at our disposal. We'd also like to thank the O'Donoghue family and Dairygold for their continued support and the use of their land and premises. We hope to be in a position over the next few weeks to confirm how much we have raised this year and to donate this to Suicide Aware and local charities.

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Coláiste Ghobnatan Debs 2015 ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Macra Matters

Berrings Macra members attended the official launch of the Macra na Feirme Rally 2015 which will take place over the October Bank Holiday weekend. Club members then travelled to County Officer Training in Limerick. Joan Marie Healy was awarded a gold leadership award, as a result of her dedication and hard work within the organisation. On August 30th, Berrings Macra headed to Ballyanly, Inniscarra and entered a male and female team in the regional round of 7-a-side football. The club also had a stand at Inniscarra Agricultural Show. Families and neighbours enjoyed playing the "milk the cow" game and many availed of the face painting facilities. Berrings Macra was delighted to be part of such a great day for the locality.
Donoughmore Macra members have been very busy too. Members headed to Castlegregory for a water activity day followed by a night out in Dingle. As the rally fast approaches, members attended the launch in Rochestown Park. Club members attended a coffee morning for local girl Aisling Greene who is volunteering to work for EIL in Argentina for deprived children. There was a great turn out and we wish Aisling all the best in her travels. The regional round of football took place at Inniscarra Show but the girls lost in the final. Upcoming events include: club officer training in Limerick on the 19th of September.

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Cuid den grúpa ó Chraobh Lachtaín Naofa ag ceiliúradh tar éis Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann i Sligeach ©Neasa Dinneen .

Bloody History of Carraig na Muc Castle

Strictly speaking, a Tower House, Carraig na Muc Castle, Dripsey was built by, or at least on the orders of, Cormac Láidir Mac Cárthaigh, ca 1460. He got little enjoyment from it as he was murdered soon afterwards by his own brothers, who tossed him from the summit of the castle. But he had the consolation of being buried in Kilcrea.
The next episode of note regarding Carraig na Muc was a cattle raid, perpetrated by the Fitzgeralds in 1580. Again, not a good idea – Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh, gathering his soldiers and neighbours, followed the Fitzgeralds, caught up with them at Áth an Ridire, near Carraigathou. A skirmish ensued, leading to the death of Mac Cárthaigh, the arrest of Sir James Fitzgerald, and the subsequent beheading of that gentleman.
During the Cromwellian campaign, Lord Broghill, the "hero" of Carraidadrohid, besieged the castle. Cannon were planted near where Myshall House now stands, and the castle was bombarded – some of the marks can still be seen. Sensibly, perhaps, the castle surrendered.
When William and James had their little dispute – it concerned which of them should appear on British coins – the Mac Cárthaighs of Muskerry again chose the wrong – meaning the losing – option, and this led to the confiscation of the castle and its sale at the Chichester House auctions. The castle passed, via a Mr Rogers of Cork, into the hands of the Colthurst family. About this time the Georgian mansion behind the castle, known as Dripsey Castle, was built.
Much of the Colthurst history is undistinguished, although two names light up the gloom – one semi heroic; the other notorious. John Edward Colthurst was chief magistrate in the West Indies when Britain decided to abolish slavery, and Colthurst played a noble part in the process of abolishing the degrading trade. Any credit which he brought to the family was lost when the mad, bad and dangerous Captain John Bowen Colthurst (Jack Bowen) murdered Sheehy Skeffington and others in 1916.
A curiosity is the frame of a stained glass window, inset into the walls of the castle. This was bought by the Colthurst family when Aghabullogue Church of Ireland was demolished (cost £100 Sterling). Vandalism has taken care of the glass, but the limestone frame may still be seen. The strange structure on top of the castle was erected by Joseph Colthurst in the late 19th century to protect the fabric of the castle, which still stands, a monument to the Mac Cárthaigh builders of so many centuries ago.
By A. J. Greene

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Campa Samhraidh, Cill Na Martra 2015. © Joan McLoughlin


I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
If you enjoy thrillers of the unputdownable variety, that are both well crafted and researched, then this is the book for you. A wonderful summer read, ideal for the holidays or plane journey. You won't be disappointed.
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Out to Lunch

Making healthy school lunches that will be eaten is a perennial challenge. The following tips may help.
1. Preparation– involve children as much as you can and refer to the Food Pyramid. Making lunches the night before will give you more time to work together and shorten the already lengthy list of things to do in the morning.
2.Packing - a small colourful cool bag to store the lunchbox may help to keep food cool and fresh until lunch time. Try to avoid soggy sandwiches by keeping wetter ingredients separate – for instance swap sliced tomato for a little container of cherry tomatoes. Keep softer fruit such as bananas or pears in a lunch box to avoid bruising.
3. Drinks - dehydration may cause fatigue and weakness affecting performance in school. Drinks should be included for small break and lunch. Water and milk are considered the best choices. Including straws and colourful bottles may encourage children to drink more. Make sure containers or bottles containing liquid are easy for the child to use and are sealed properly!
4. Breakfast. Don't forget - breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day to break that overnight fast and is especially important for school children. Milk and dairy products can easily be incorporated into your child's breakfast to fuel a hectic day at school. Milk can be included in porridge and high fibre breakfast cereals and yogurt can accompany a fruit salad of their favourite fruits.
5. Activity. Encourage your child to take part in sport or a physically active hobby. All children and young people should be active, at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day. It is ideal if you can get active with your children, because leading by example is an ideal way to encourage an active lifestyle. Why not dedicate family time to a weekly trip to the local swimming pool or a walk in the park.


Question: My father passed away this year and we are in the process of administering his estate. He was farming and there was a small portion of the farmland that has always, as far as I remember, been in our family, but which is still registered in my great grandmother's name. My father inherited the farm from my grandfather. My grandfather, as I understand, was passed the farmlands by his grandparents. I am anxious to rectify ownership. What should I do to protect the land?
Answer: Years ago, some farmland would have been handed down from generation to generation without any legal formalities. Often it did not cause any difficulty until such time as someone wanted to sell or mortgage some or all of the land. It is not good marketable title, when property is registered to someone else who has passed away many years ago. The title must be rectified.
Title to property is either Land Registry Title or Registry of Deeds Title. If the land is registered with the Land Registry, the person claiming the title to the land must make what is known as a Section 49 application, whereby the application can claim the interest of the registered owner by adverse possession, otherwise known as squatter's rights. This application is made in the Land Registry. In this type of situation, it is necessary to trace the history of title and occupation of the land from the registered owner, which is your great grandmother in this case.
It will be necessary to ascertain when your great grandmother passed away; whether or not she made a will; if she did, who benefited under the will, etc. If she did not make a will, it will be necessary to trace the person or persons who became entitled to her estate. All available information on her successors in title must be furnished. Persons who may have been entitled to the property under a will or under the rules of intestacy are the parties against which you, as applicant, will claim adverse possession.
A person may be deemed to be in adverse possession of property where he or she is in sole exclusive occupation of the land without acknowledgement to the legal owners, and the occupation is inconsistent with the legal owners. The applicant must be in occupation for the required statutory period, and the legal owners have not within that period taken the required time to reclaim their rights.
Normally, the application acquires title after being in possession for 12 years, or 30 years' possession is required to bar a state authority. This is reduced to six years where the property is the estate of a deceased person, but legal personal representatives are not barred, except after the full 12 years.
Notices must be served on affected parties such as the immediate next-of-kin. The notice parties may object, which will cause delays, and a successful objection will prevent registration. It is not possible to estimate how long the process will take. Such applications are complex, and take time.
If the land is not registered in the Land Registry, an application should be made for first registration based on possession. Where the title has skipped a generation, it can be a difficult and complex process to remedy the matter, but it is not something that should be put on the long finger; it will need to be rectified at some point.
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


Five in a Row on Cards for Rebels

Cork 4-14 Kerry 0-13
Éamonn Ryan's remarkable Cork team is through to a tenth TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final in 11 years. The intrepid Rebels saw off Munster Champions, Kerry, by 13 points at the Gaelic Grounds to set up a clash with Dublin or Armagh on 27 September. It will be Cork's fifth successive final appearance as they go in search of a tenth Brendan Martin Cup success - and a second attempt at the five-in-a-row.
This victory over Kerry continues Cork's brilliant record in the All-Ireland series over the past ten years, with the team losing just once in the All-Ireland competition in the past decade - a quarter-final clash with Tyrone in 2010. Cork Ladies have never lost a game at Croke Park and their aim is to keep this record intact.
Dual players, Briege Corkery, St. Val's and Rena Buckley, Donoughmore, already have 14 All Ireland medals each, 9 football and 5 camogie. Should they get through the next month unscathed, they will break the all-time record of 15 All Irelands won by Dublin Camogie player, Kathleen Mills in the 50s and 60s. Things were far less competitive then and the Lee Valley stars have also had to contend with the difficulties arising from their dual status, even to the point of playing two senior inter-county football and camogie matches within three hours in July of this year. Fortunately, the Camogie and Ladies Football finals are well spaced, with Cork meeting Galway in the Camogie final on September 13.
Two years ago, Cork lost the Munster final to Kerry but hit back to win the All-Ireland semi-final clash between the counties. Unfortunately, from Kerry's perspective, history repeated itself in 2015 as Cork released a fusillade of second half scores. Four points ahead at half-time, 2-5 to 0-7, Cork upped the ante after the break to blow Kerry away. Valerie Mulcahy bagged her second goal midway through the half to put the end result beyond any doubt and substitute, Eimear Scally, bagged Cork's fourth goal late on. And yet, Kerry had been a point clear, 0-3 to 0-2, when Cork struck for their opening goal. The Rebels pounced on Edel Murphy's kickout to claim a vital score just moments after Valerie Mulcahy pulled a free wide. Captain, Ciara O'Sullivan, was alive to the restart and as Kerry lost possession, she placed Áine O'Sullivan for an open goal. Kerry's response was good, however, and they remained very much in touch before Cork netted a second goal. Three minutes before half-time, ace corner forward Valerie Mulcahy pulled a rabbit out of the hat when she deftly chipped Murphy. That piece of individual genius put Cork 2-5 to 0-5 clear but Kerry scored a couple of cruciate late scores to remain in touch at the break. Sarah Houlihan kicked two points approaching the interval and the final score of the half sailed over the bar just a few seconds before the half-time hooter.
Four points down at half-time, Kerry were still very much in the hunt. But Cork took over in the second half as Kerry had Emma Sherwood and Bernie Breen sinbinned. Sherwood was followed to the line by Cork's Ciara O'Sullivan and Kerry finished the game with 14 players when Breen was yellow-carded with six minutes left. Cork finished the game with ten different scorers. Ireland rugby star Louise Galvin came off the bench at half-time but could do little to stem Cork's second half momentum.
Cork: Martina O'Brien; Marie Ambrose, Bríd Stack 0-1, Aisling Barrett; Vera Foley, Deirdre O'Reilly, Geraldine O'Flynn; Rena Buckley 0-1, Briege Corkery; Ciara O'Sullivan 0-1, Aisling Hutchings 0-2, Annie Walsh 0-1; Valerie Mulcahy 2-2 (0-1f), Áine O'Sullivan 1-1, Doireann O'Sullivan 0-2. Subs: Eimear Scally 1-2 (0-1f) for Á O'Sullivan (43), Orla Finn 0-1 for Walsh (52), Orlagh Farmer for Hutchings (55), Rhona Ní Bhuachalla for D O'Sullivan (56).

Cork for Camogie Championship Final

Cork will meet Galway in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie final in Croke Park on September 13. Cork, the Champions, defeated Kilkenny in the All Ireland of 2014 to claim their first title since 2009 when they beat the same opposition. They are now focussed on defending the crown as they face the Tribeswomen. Among the team are dual players, Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley and other players with Lee Valley connections are Aoife Murray and Hannah Looney. We wish them every success in Páirc an Chróchaigh.
Cork: AOIFE MURRAY, Pamela Mackey, Laura Treacy, Leanne O'Sullivan, RENA BUCKLEY Gemma O'Connor, Meabh Cahalane, Julia White, Ashling Thompson, Orla Cotter, Orla Cronin, HANNAH LOONEY, BRIEGE CORKERY, Amy O'Connor, Katrina Mackey.

Senior Hurling Championship

Relegation Play Off: Killeagh v Bishopstown
Round 4
A. Douglas 3-16 Duhallow 1-13
B. Midleton 1-15 St Finbarr's 1-13
C. Glen Rovers 3-16 Bride Rovers 3-10
D. Blackrock 1-19 Newtownshandrum 3-18
E. Na Piarsaigh 2-18 Erins Own 3-19
F. Ballymartle 1-13 Carrigtwohill 2-13
G. Sarsfields 0-28 Youghal 0-11
H. Imokilly 2-28 Ballyhea 3-11
Quarter Finals:
1 Douglas v Midleton
2 Glen Rovers v Newtownshandrum
3 Erins Own 0-16 Carrigtwohill 0-8
4 Sarsfields v Imokilly

Senior Football Championship

Relegation Play Off: Clonakilty v Aghada
Round 4
A. Bishopstown 1-9 Clyda Rovers 0-8
B. Beara 0-7 O'Donovan Rossa 2-11
C. BALLINCOLLIG 0-13 Valley Rovers 0-8
D. St Finbarrs 1-10 Castlehaven 1-14
E. Nemo Rangers 0-13 Douglas 1-10 – a draw
Nemo 1-15 Douglas 0-11 - replay
F. St Nicholas 2-9 Doheny's 0-15 – a draw
St Nicks 1-5 Dohenys 0-7 - replay
G. Ilen Rovers 1-4 Carbery Rangers 4-10
H. Newcestown 0-9 Duhallow 1-11
Quarter Finals
1 Bishopstown 1-10 O'Donovan Rossa 2-15
2 BALLINCOLLIG v Castlehaven
3 Nemo Rangers v St Nicholas
4 Carbery Rangers v Duhallow

Ballincollig 0 – 13 Valley Rovers 0 – 8
BALLINCOLLIG moved a step closer to retaining their senior football championship title after their quarter final win over Valley Rovers at Kilmurry. After coming from two points down early on , they never looked like losing, giving what was a superb team performance. The confidence in the squad after last year's win, is obvious and the work-rate of all their players shows just how determined they are not to give up their county title easily.
Valleys are always a hard side to beat but Ballincollig defenders John Paul Murphy and Noel Galvin, were massively influential in curbing the threat of their opponents frontline. At midfield Seán Kiely and Ciarán O'Sullivan, are going to prove formidable opponents for any pairing they come up against and in attack the likes of Cian Dorgan, George Durrant and John Kelly will trouble any defence with the superb Patrick Kelly pulling the strings from centre-forward.
Valleys took an early two point lead but then Cian Dorgan pointed two '45's to bring Ballincollig level. Seán Kiely put them ahead before the end of the first quarter and from there on it was clear that the senior champions were going to prevail against last year's Premier intermediate champions. George Durrant on 21, Cian Dorgan on 23, and two late points from Dorgan helped Ballincollig to a 0-7 to 0-2 interval lead.
Two Valley points on the restart gave the Innishannon side some hope but Dorgan and Durrant replied for Ballincollig. Dylan Keirstein and Patrick Kelly had made it 0-11 to 0-5 by the three quarter stage with the Ballincollig defence magnificent and Kiely and Ciaran O'Sullivan at centre field going well. John Kelly had another Ballincollig point before Valleys replied with a couple of points but Seán Kiely's second point settled the issue.
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons: Colin Moore, Liam Jennings, Noel Galvin: JP Murphy, Stephen O'Donoghue, Dylan Keirstein: Seán Kiely, Ciarán O'Sullivan: George Durrant, Patrick Kelly, Cian Kiely: John Kelly, Cian Dorgan, Alan O'Donovan. Subs: Seán Lucey, Rob Noonan, Ian Coughlan, Shane Murphy.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Relegation Play Off: INNISCARRA v Kilworth
Quarter Finals:
1. Tracton 0-12 Newcestown 1-13
2. Mallow 0-18 Cloyne 2-9
3. Kanturk 2-10 Valley Rovers 1-13 – a draw
4. Castlelyons 1-12 Ballinhassig 4-17
Semi Finals: Newcestown v Mallow; Kanturk/ Valley R. v Ballinhassig
Premier Intermediate Football
Relegation Play Off: Na Piarsaigh v BALLINORA
Quarter Finals:
1 Kiskeam 3-7 St Michaels 1-13 – a draw
2 Castletownbere 2-11 BÉAL ÁTHA'n GHAORTHAIDH 0-11
3 MACROOM 2-12 ÉIRE ÓG 1-16
4 Carrigaline 1-10 St Vincent's 0-8
Semi Finals: Kiskeam/ St Michaels v Castletownbere
Éire Óg Carrigaline

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0 – 11 Castletownbere 2 – 11
Béal Átha's championship aspirations for this year ended at Kealkil when the Gaeltacht side went under to Castletownbere in a great quarter final game. Two Castletown goals in less than three minutes in the closing stages settled the issue after the sides had battled it out for fifty minutes with only a point separating the teams, 0-10 to 0-9, at the time the goals came.
Castletown scored first but Béal Átha hit back to lead by 0-2 to 0-1 after 7 minutes play. The Beara side then took over and four points in a row had them in a0-5 to 0-2 lead by the 19th minute. Points from Andy Concannon and Liam Shorten reduced the gap to a single score before a 'Town point just before the break had the score at 0-6 to 0-4 at half time.
On the restart, Béal Átha again narrowed the gap to a single point and when Castletown pointed twice, Béal Átha did likewise to leave it at 0-8 to 0-7 after thirty seven minutes. Two more points for the Beara men were followed by two points for the Gaeltacht Mhuscraí side from Liam Shorten and Miceál Ó Tuama , 0-10 to 0-9 after 47 minutes and anybody's game still. In the 49th minute Castletown got in for their first goal and when they then scored from the penalty spot two minutes later to take a seven point lead they were on the road to victory and a semi final spot. Béal Átha fought on to the end and registered two more points but could not get through for the goals they now needed to save the day.
Béal Átha scorers: L Seartan 0-4, (0-3f), Andrias Ó Coinceannain 0-3 (0-2f), B Seartan, C Ó Tuama, T Ó Laoire and M Ó Tuama 0-1 each.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Barra Ó Coinceannain: Ciarán Ó Nunáin, Leonáaird Ó Conchuir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Miceál Ó Tuama, Nollaig Ó Laoire: Colmán Ó Tuama, Eoin Ó Coill: Pol Ó Buachalla, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Ben Seartan: Andrias Ó Coinceannain, Tadgh Ó Laoire, Liam Seartan. Fear Ionaid: Donal MacCarthaigh agus Seán Ó Coill.

Éire Óg 1 – 16 Macroom 2 – 12
County intermediate champions in 2014, Éire Óg footballers took a major step towards a Premier intermediate title by overcoming the strong challenge of Macroom at Coachford after a very entertaining and exciting quarter final. Conditions were excellent, there was a very big crowd present, the two teams gave it their all in a sporting contest, and there was no disputing that Éire Óg had earned their win, narrow and all though it was.
Éire Óg were boosted by the return of Kevin Hallissey and Fionn O'Rourke, Macroom were forced to start without the injured David Goold. Fintan Goold pointed an early free for Macroom, David Horgan pointed from play and Fintan Goold did likewise, 0-3 to nil to Macroom after six minutes. Éire Óg now took over and points from Goulding, Hallissey, Denny Murphy (another to make his mark on this game), Dineen and Goulding again had the Ovens men leading by 0-5 to 0-3 early in the second quarter. The break Macroom badly needed came in the 19th minute when Ciarán Murphy, although under pressure, managed to send over a superb cross from the left corner and David Horgan rose highest in the goalmouth to punch the ball to the net. Daniel Goulding pointed a free in reply to level and when Tony Dineen had a superb lead point for Macroom, Liam Sheehan had an equally fine 23rd minute point for Éire Óg to maintain equality. Macroom now went three points clear, an inspirational point from team captain Rory Buckley, followed by two from Ciarán Murphy, the second of which could just as easily have gone under the crossbar. In the five minutes before the short whistle Éire Óg regained the initiative with four points in a row from the Éire Óg full forward line of Daniel Goulding, Kevin Hallissey and John Dineen, fed by their dominant midfield pairing of Liam Murphy and Ronan O'Toole and they led by a single point, 0-11 to 1-7 at half time.
In the second half fortunes fluctuated to provide wonderful entertainment to the finish. Denny Murphy pointed for the winners, Tony Dineen did likewise for Macroom. David Goold signalled his entrance with a good point from a free in the 42nd minute and Fintan Goold put his side in front after a strong run a minute later. John Dineen equalised, David Horgan's point put Macroom back in front but Daniel Goulding levelled matters again in the 47th minute, 0-14 to 1-11 the score now. Éire Óg's Michael O'Shea now fed a perfect ball to Dan O'Connor in full flight who nearly burst the Macroom net from ten metres range and Liam Sheehan added a point to put the Ovens men four points clear with ten minutes remaining. A fine Macroom move, Kevin O'Dwyer and Sean Kiely working the ball upfield to Conor O'Sullivan ended with the corner forward driving the ball across the goalkeeper to the net. Daniel Goulding steadied Éire Óg nerves with a point from a free. Long serving Macroom goalkeeper, James O'Connell, playing in what will in all probability be his last championship game for Macroom, denied Ronan O'Toole with a superb save and Fintan Goold had a Macroom point to leave only the minimum between the teams. It was enough to give Éire Óg victory but Macroom came close to an equaliser, Tony Dineen's massive long range shot hitting the intersection of crossbar and upright and rebounding out.
Scorers: Éire Óg: D O'Connor 1-0, D Goulding 0-6 (0-2f), K Hallissey and J Dineen 0-3 each, D Murphy and L Sheehan 0-2 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: Shane McCarthy, John Mullins, Cian O'Mahony: Dermot O'Herlihy, Fionn O'Rourke, Michael O'Shea: Liam Murphy, Ronan O'Toole: Denny Murphy, Liam Sheehan, Dan O'Connor: Daniel Goulding, Kevin Hallissey, John Dineen. Subs: Paul McDonagh (55), Aidan O'Connor 57.
Macroom: James O'Connell: Michael Cahill, Eoin O'Mahony, Martin O'Donnell: Kevin O'Dwyer, Rory Buckley, Seán Kiely: Fintan Goold, Philip Corrigan: Gerard Angland, Ciarán Murphy, Tony Dineen: Conor O'Sullivan, David Horgan, Olan Murphy. Subs: Don Creedon (34), David Goold (39), James Quinlan (45), David Cotter (54), Patrick Lucey (55).
Referee: Kevin Murphy, Nemo Rangers.

Intermediate Hurling

Relegation Play Off: AGHABULLOGUE v Barryroe
Quarter Finals
1 BALLINCOLLIG 1-17 Aghada 4-10
2 DRIPSEY 2-17 Kildorrery 1-18
3 Fr O'Neill's 1-18 Milford 0-15
4 Charleville 1-19 Kilbrittain 0-6
Semi Finals: Aghada v Dripsey. Fr O'Neill's v Charleville.
Ballincollig 1 - 17 Aghada 4 – 10
Ballincollig lost a thriller at Church Road by a mere two points but can be proud of their contribution to a superb game. Aghada took an early 1-2 to nil lead but Ballincollig fought back with four points in a row by the 15th minute and surged on to lead by 1-8 to 1-4 at the break, Ian Coughlan getting the goal. On the restart, the excitement mounted and Ballincollig keeper Finbarr Kelly saved a penalty in the 43rd minute but was beaten two minutes later. In the 48th minute Aghada hit the front with a third goal, but points from Cian Dorgan and Ian Coughlan brought Ballincollig back to equality by the 55th minute. 'The Village' now went in front but Aghada were to strike again for another goal in the 58th minute and even though Ballincollig made a huge closing effort they could not get the goal to save the day.
Ballincollig Scorers: I Coughlan 1-2, C Dorgan 0-8, (0-2f, 0-1 '65'),
Finbarr Kelly: Noel Galvin, Liam Jennings, Matt O'Leary: Rory O'Doherty, JP Murphy, Colin Moore: Ciarán O'Sullivan, Cian Dorgan: David Bowen, Ian Coughlan, Robbie Burke: Conor Sexton, Peter O'Neill, David Collins. Subs: Emmet Ryle, Colin Harris.
Dripsey 2 – 17 Kildorrery 1 - 18
Tipped for relegation by many after a first round drubbing from Meelin, Dripsey are proving to be the surprise team of the 2015 championship and have now added the scalp of Kildorrery to their heavy belt as they advance to the semi-final stage! Their clash with the North Cork men was a thriller at Kanturk.
Kildorrery started well and were 1-2 to the good before Dripsey could draw their breath. Dripsey recovered however and were level by half time at 0-9 to -6. Kildorrery forced the pace in the third quarter and were in a strong position leading by 1-14 to 0-12 at that stage. Then they got hit by a Dripsey tornado! Diarmuid O'Riordan set up a goal chance for Mark O'Sullivan which was quickly availed of and then O'Sullivan returned the compliment, feeding Diarmuid O'Riordan and the latter blasted to the net to put Dripsey sensationally into the lead, 2-13 to 1-15. Kildorrery fought back to level and with two minutes remaining the side were still deadlocked at 2-14 to 1-17 but then lion hearted John Carey broke the deadlock with a point and Diarmuid O'Riordan doubled their advantage. Back came Kildorrery with a point and with the game in time-added-on Dripsey substitute Killian Kelleher lobbed over a final point to put the game beyond the gallant North Cork men.
Scorers: D O'Riordan 1-5, (0-3f, 0-1 '65'), M O'Sullivan 1-1, S Burke, M O'Riordan, P O'Riordan and C Hayes 0-2 each, J Carey, S Murray and K Kelleher 0-1 each. Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley: Seán O'Riordan, John Carey, Aidan Murray: Stephen Murray, Mike O'Riordan: Conor Hayes, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Shane Burke: David O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan, Pat O'Riordan. Subs: Killian Kelleher, Davy Buckley.

Intermediate Football

Relegation Play Off: Millstreet v Adrigole
Quarter Finals
1 Kanturk v CILL na MARTRA
2 Mayfield 0-15 Glanmire 1-9
3 Glenville 0-9 Fermoy 2-8
4 AGHABULLOGUE 0-7 Glanworth 0-12
Semi Finals: Kanturk/ C na Martra v Mayfield
Fermoy v Glanworth
Aghabullogue 0 – 7 Glanworth 0 – 12
Aghabullogue made a disappointing exit from the intermediate championship at Mourneabbey, four months after their last game, a first round victory over Mitchelstown in April! Glanworth were in the same situation, both teams having received 4th round byes after first round victories.
Aghabullogue started well playing against the wind and led by 0-4 to nil after ten minutes with John Corkery (2), Patrick Finnegan and Evan O'Sullivan the scorers. Glanworth were back on level terms within the next ten minutes, 0-4 each now and Glanworth went on to score another two points to lead by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break.
Glanworth increased their lead with a point on the restart but John Corkery got a point back for the Mid Cork men in the 38th minute. Glanworth had points to go 0-9 to 0-6 clear, Pa Finnegan the scorer for Aghabullogue, and when John Corkery had their final point from a free in the 58th minute there were only two points between the teams. Glanworth finished strongly however with three points in a row for a five point victory.
Aghabullogue: John Buckley: Mark O'Brien, Dhani Merrick, David O'Connell: Stephen Dennehy, Michael Dennehy, Alan Hogan: Sean O'Sullivan, Niall Buckley: Evan O'Sullivan, Aidan BarryMurphy, Ryan Dennehy: Ian BarryMurphy, Patrick Finnegan, John Corkery. Subs: Brian Buckley, Donal Twomey, B Casey.

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

Quarter Finals
A Iveleary 0-8 v Kilmurry 1-3
B Blarney 1-7 v Clondrohid 0-16
C Kilmichael 1-6 v Dripsey 0-7
D Canovee 0-15 v Inniscarra 2-9 – a draw
Inniscarra 3-6 Canovee 0-12 - replay
Semi Finals:
Iveleary 1 -14 Clondrohid 0 - 8
Inniscarra 0-10 Kilmichael 0 - 7
Quarter final replay:
Inniscarra 3 – 6 Canovee 0-12
Inniscarra who have only once won the Mid Cork junior A football championship put themselves within an hour of at least reaching their second final with this narrow wins over Canovee at Coachford in the semi final replay of the Ross Oil sponsored competition. Inniscarra led by a point at the break, 0-6 to 0-5, but Canovee took over completely early in the third quarter and even the concession of a goal to the winners in the 37th minute did not knock them out of their stride. Canovee led by 0-12 to 1-6 at the 52nd minute mark and it could have been more as Canovee had not fully pressed home their territorial advantage. They were to rue their too-casual play as Inniscarra now struck for two goals in as many minutes to take a 3-6 to 0-12 lead and this was still the scoreline at the final whistle. Inniscarra did not score one single point in the second half but their three goals were top quality efforts.
Inniscarra opened strongly and had five points on the trot without reply from Paul Farmer, Tomás O'Connor (free) Timmy Murphy, Seán Lynch and Dan O'Connell to lead 0-5 to nil after 13 miutes. Canovee then took over and with three points from James Moynihan frees and one from an Eamonn Lyons free were only a point in arrears by the 24th minute. Paul Farmer had an Inniscarra point but Conor Hughes replied for Canovee to leave the half time score at 0-6 to 0-5 in Inniscarra's favour.
Canovee controlled the third quarter and early into the final quarter, scored seven points in that period but crucially should have had more and worse, conceded a goal in the 33rd minute so that their lead was only 0-12 to 1-6 by the 22nd minute after so much dominance. Denis O'Sullivan, James Moynihan and Conor Hughes pointed to put Canovee in front but Inniscarra had a superb goal from Sean Lynch, the end of a move down the wing initiated by Jack O'Dwyer. Four Canovee points followed, from Ds O'Sullivan, Conor Hughes, Mark Healy and Js Moynihan and it looked to be going the way of the Black and Amber. In the 54th minute Inniscarra turned the game on its head however when young substitute Adam O'Connell finished off a bout of combined play with a second goal and within two minutes O'Connell came in from the wing, held possession long enough to draw the tackles and then parted to Dan O'Connell who unattended, blasted the ball to the net to give Inniscarra a three point lead in a game in which neither side scored again.
The drama continued however and in injury time an Inniscarra defender handled the ball on the ground in the small square, a penalty was awarded and Inniscarra goalkeeper Dominic Kelleher was the hero of the hour as he made a fine save from Mark Healy's spot kick.
Scorers: Inniscarra: S Lynch 1-1, Dan O'Connell 1-1, Adam O'Connell 1-0, Paul Farmer 0-2, T Murphy 0-1, T O'Connor 0-1f. Canovee: Js Moynihan 0-5 (0-3f), C Hughes 0-3, Ds O'Sullivan 0-2, M Healy and E Lyons (f) 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Cathal Griffin, Kevin Burke, Jack O'Dwyer: John O'Callaghan, Stephen Dornan, Timmy Murphy: Conor Buckley, Alan Sheehan: Liam Collins, Tomás O'Connor, David O'Keeffe: Seán Lynch, Paul Farmer, Daniel O'Connell. Subs: Jack Hayes, Dave Barry, Adam O'Connell, John O'Keeffe, Liam O'Riain.
Canovee: Darren Shine: Michael Quinlan, James McCarthy, William Ahern: Gearóid Lucey, Michael Dunne, Brian Ahern: Eamonn Lyons, Aidan Murphy: Mark Verling, Michael Deasy, Conor Hughes: Denis O'Sullivan, James Moynihan, Seán O'Connor. Subs: Daniel O'Sullivan, Con Dunne and Mark Healy.
Referee: Mr Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.
Iveleary 1 – 14 Clondrohid 0 – 8
The result in this Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship semi-final at Cill n Martra was overshadowed by an early second half suspected neck injury to Clondrohid midfielder Fergal Kelleher, which caused the remainder of the game to be delayed by over an hour. Medical attention on the field was provided by Clondrohid team mate, Dr Aidan Kelleher before the arrival of an ambulance to take the player to hospital in Cork. Happily, the news on the injury is that serious damage has not been done and that the Clondrohid stalwart is recovering well
Conditions were excellent for the game, the beautiful new playing surface at the venue at its best under glorious late summer sunshine. Clondrohid started well with a point directly after the throw in from Paddy Lynch and Darren Dineen added another within a minute. Iveleary responded immediately with Brian Cronin scoring a disputed point in the 5th minute and this was followed by a point from sideline ball from the outstanding Cathal Vaughan and another from play from the Iveleary star. Paddy Lynch's fine point for Clondrohid in the 11th minute levelled matters and when Barry O'Leary edged Iveleary back in front, Clondrohid showed that they were well up for the contest with a point from centre back Brian Corcoran which tied the scores at 0-4 each at the end of the first quarter.
Clondrohid were full of enterprising running at this stage and Danny O'Riordan kicked them into the lead to maintain their momentum but in the 19th minute they suffered their first bad blow when they conceded a penalty. Cathal Vaughan sent a bullet like drive, low to the back of the Clondrohid net and then followed with a super point from play four minutes later and only a great save by John Corkery in the Clondrohid goal from a Chris Óg Jones close range blast averted further punishment for his side. Iveleary were on top now and further points from Ger O'Riordan, Jones and Barry O'Leary helped them to a commanding half time lead of 1-8 to 0-5.
On the resumption, Brian Cronin added a point for Iveleary from play and then pointed a free to open up an eight-point gap. Clondrohid had a point from Darren Dineen but Cathal Vaughan showed his class with another point from play in the 38th minute. The unfortunate accidental injury to Fergal Kelleher now stopped play for over an hour and when the action resumed, there appeared to be little appetite in either team for the fray. Clondrohid's Darren Dineen and Brian Cronin exchanged points and Paddy Lynch and Cathal Vaughan did likewise, 1-13 to 0-8 now the score after 50 minutes. Clondrohid needed a goal but never looked capable of opening up the Iveleary defence and as the game drew to an inevitable conclusion, Cathal Vaughan kicked over another point to cap fine personal display
Scorers: Iveleary: C Vaughan 1-6 (0-2f), B Cronin 0-4 (0-2f), B O'Leary 0-2, G O'Riordan and C Óg Jones 0-1 each. Clondrohid: D Dineen 0-3 (0-2f), P Lynch 0-2, J O'Sullivan, B Corcoran and D O'Riordan 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Donal Cotter, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Ger O'Riordan, Cal McCarthy, Kevin Manning: Seán O'Leary, Cathal Vaughan: Shane Galvin, Seán Lehane, Liam Kearney: Chris Óg Jones, Barry O'Leary, Brian Cronin. Subs: Finbarr McSweeney jnr. , Ger McSweeney 53.
Clondrohid: John Corkery; Conor O'Leary, Trevor O'Brien, James Kelleher; Shane Dineen, Brian Corcoran, Lorcan Lynch: Fergal Kelleher, Jeremy O'Sullivan; Danny O'Riordan, Aidan Kelleher, Darren Dineen; Shane Creed, Mark Creed, Paddy Lynch. Subs: Cian Creedon, Neilus Murphy, Declan Kelleher, Seán O'Callaghan, David Lynch.
Referee: Mr Dave Murnane, Macroom.

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Colm O'Leary, Cill na Martra, accepting the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for July from Michael O'Riordan in the presence of family members © Mike English

Inniscarra 0 – 10 Kilmichael 0 – 7
Inniscarra, who won their first and only Mid Cork Junior A football championship title back in 1989, are through to the final of the Ross Oil sponsored championship for the first time since that far off day after defeating Kilmichael in the semi final at Carraigadrohid. Inniscarra deserved their victory which was hard earned with the teams on level terms three times in the second half before Inniscarra took a one point lead in the 51st minute and added to it with two late points from frees.
Inniscarra, started well and after Dave Barry kicked them in front in less than three minutes, Daniel O'Connell doubled the advantage a minute later, Dave O'Keeffe being involved in both scores. Daniel Twomey took a fine point for Kilmichael to open his side's account in the 10th minute and levelled matters three minutes later before Cathal Foley kicked Kilmichael in front with a superb point in the 17th minute. Ominously for Kilmichael, they had already kicked six wides by this stage and after Foley's point, were denied a goal when Inniscarra goalkeeper Dominick Kelleher made a fine save from a blast from Daniel Twomey at the expense of a fruitless '45'. Inniscarra were almost in for a goal in the 22nd minute, but Shane Masters, who had a fine outing, did well to stop a Dan O'Connell flick on from a Stephen Dornan cross. Two minutes later O'Connell got inside John O'Riordan to kick an equalising point for Inniscarra and Kilmichael then fell behind to a free from Dornan. Before the break, Paul Farmer took a very good point for Inniscarra from out on the wing and a subdued Peter Kelleher, sent a blast screaming over the Inniscarra crossbar when a goal could have easily been the outcome. Inniscarra led by 0-5 to 0-4 at half time and the outcome was uncertain at this.
Both sides introduced substitutes at the interval, James O'Leary for Kilmichael and Tomás O'Connor for Inniscarra, and both were to make significant contributions. James O'Leary, operating at right half forward put added zest into the Kilmichael attack and after Peter Kelleher was fouled in the 37th minute, O'Leary pointed the resultant free to level the scores. Three minutes later Tomás O'Connor ended an incisive run with a neat point and Shane Masters again denied O'Connell with a fine save. Peter Kelleher, now operating at full forward, fed James O'Leary to kick an equalising point for Kilmichael in the 42nd minute but immediately Inniscarra were back in front again, Seán Lynch the scorer this time. As the third quarter ended, Peter Kelleher was fouled and Daniel Twomey levelled for Kilmichael with their final score of the game.
The final quarter was very tense but Inniscarra were very tight in a defence, were doing well at midfield through the efforts of Conor Buckley and Alan Sheehan and enterprising in attack with Dave O'Keeffe, Paul Farmer and O'Connor prominent. Still scores were not forthcoming for either side until Tomás O'Connor pointed an Inniscarra free in the 59th minute, which forced Kilmichael to now come in search of a goal, but the winner's defence was unyielding and in time added on, Inniscarra opened up a three point lead when Timmy Murphy pointed a fee from close range.
Scorers: Inniscarra: D O'Connell, S Lynch and T O'Connor (0-1f) 0-2 each, D Barry(f), S Dornan, P Farmer and T Murphy (f) 0-1 each. Kilmichael: D Twomey 0-3 (0-1F), J O'Leary 0-2 (0-1f), C Foley and P Kelleher 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Cathal Griffin, Kevin Burke, Jack O'Dwyer: Stephen Dornan, John O'Callaghan, Timmy Murphy: Conor Buckley, Alan Sheehan: Liam Collins, Paul Farmer, David O'Keeffe: Seán Lynch, Daniel O'Connell, Dave Barry. Subs: Tomás O'Connor(h/t), Adam O'connell (49), Liam O Riain (55).
Kilmichael: Shane Masters: Colin Murphy, John O'Riordan, Stephen Kelleher: Alan Murphy, Finbarr Buckley, Cian Dromey: Conor Cotter, Eoghan Kelly: Cathal Foley, Peter Kelleher, Colm Dromey: Colin Lordan, Finbarr Dromey, Daniel Twomey. Subs: Alan Dromey (25), James O'Leary(h/t), Shane Foley(49), Kevin Murphy(57).
Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling Championship

Semi Finals:
Cloughduv 0-15 Ballinora 2 –9 – a draw
Cloughduv 0-18 Ballinora 2-9 - replay
Blarney 1 - 11 Inniscarra 1 - 7
Final: Cloughduv 0 – 20 Blarney 0 - 9
Semi Final Replay: Cloughduv 0 – 18 Ballinora 2 – 10
Cloughduv made it through to another Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A hurling final after a narrow win over Ballinora at Ovens in their semi final replay but the champions had to come from five points in arrears in the final ten minutes to pull this game out of the fire. Ballinora looked to be in control at the three quarter stage and when Pat Fitton pointed to make it 2-9 to 0-10 in the 48th minute it seemed that they were on their way to a much desired final appearance. However an absolute refusal by Cloughduv to go under, saw the champions dig out a victory, outscoring their opponents by eight points to one in the closing period.
Conditions for hurling at Ovens were perfect, the pitch immaculate and the weather glorious, sunny with little enough breeze. Cloughduv suffered a pre-match blow, Marc Verling being ruled out with a serious leg injury sustained in a football game with Canovee the previous Friday, but had the two opening scores, Jerry Lucey pointing a free and the lively James Moynihan hitting over from 40metres. Ballinora showed that they up for the contest with three points in a row, David Howard's ninth minute point from play being quickly followed by a brace from Pat Fitton and when Brian Ahern pointed in the 13th minute for Cloughduv, this left the teams level at the end of the first quarter at 0-3 each. Joe Ryan edged Cloughduv ahead in the 21st minute and James Moynihan doubled their advantage with another fine point but Ballinora then received a major boost when Kevin Murphy broke through the defensive cover and lashed the sliotar to the Cloughduv net from close range to put his side a point clear. Murphy then added a point before Donal Corkery and James Moynihan points brought Cloughduv level and the champions were rescued by a great save by goalkeeper Cormac O'Driscoll from Pat Fitton just before the break which left the scores level at that stage, 0-7 to 1-4.
Ballinora now had wind advantage and immediately went in front with a super point from Pat Fitton. Brian Murphy added a point but back came Cloughduv with points from a Jerry Lucey free and another from play from James Moynihan to regain parity. Ballinora were playing well and it was no surprise when they again went in front, Pat Fitton pointing a free in the 36th minute. Two minutes later Ballinora struck for a second goal, Brian Rigney sending over a high cross from the right wing which David Howard held and then lashed low to the net despite the close attention of Aidan Ahern. When Darragh Holmes availed of a poor clearance two minutes later to add another point to the Ballinora lead it seemed that the challengers were in a very good position to drive on to victory. Donal Corkery got a point back for Cloughduv, Pat Fitton picked up another poor clearance to reply and leave the score at 2-9 to 0-10 in the 48th minute.
Cloughduv began to introduce a string of substitutes all of whom added to the rising tempo. Donal Corkery picked off three invaluable points, Jerry Lucey did likewise from frees and the forceful play of the Ahern brothers, Brian and substitute Gerry, around the midfield areas broke the Ballinora resistance. The Cloughduv defence with James McCarthy, Liam Long and Andrew Cronin defiant, put the squeeze on the Ballinora attack and point by point, Cloughduv whittled away the Ballinora lead. A Pat Fitton point from a free in the 56th minute, the only Ballinora score in the closing period, left two points between the teams but the traffic was all towards the Ballinora goal now and two Jerry Lucey frees levelled the scores as normal time ended. In time added on Joe Ryan and then Ger Ahern hit over further points to the delight and relief of the Cloughduv supporters and the utter dismay of Ballinora who will feel that victory had been left slip from their grasp.
Scorers: Cloughduv: D Corkery 0-5, J Lucey 0-5 (f's), Js Moynihan 0-4, J Ryan 0-2, B Ahern and G Ahern 0-1 each. Ballinora: D Howard and K Murphy 1-1 each, P Fitton 0-6 (0-3fs), B Murphy and D Holmes 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: Cormac O'Driscoll: James McCarthy, Aidan Ahern, Liam Long: Liam Kelleher, Andrew Cronin, Aidan Murphy: Sean Curzon, Denis O'Sullivan: Donal Corkery, Brian Ahern, Colm Ryan: Joseph Ryan, Jerry Lucey, James Moynihan. Subs: Mark Walsh, Tadhg McCarthy, Liam Ahern, Ger Ahern.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley: Kenneth Greally, Brendan Hourihan, David O'Neill: Tomás McGrath, Patrick Cronin, Mike Lordan: Alan O'Neill, Brian Murphy: Brian Rigney, Conor Brosnan, Darragh Holmes: Kevin Murphy, David Howard, Pat Fitton. Subs: Pádraig Dineen, Colin O'Shea.
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwin, Éire Óg.

Mid Cork Final

Cloughduv 0 – 20 Blarney 0 – 9
The Mid Cork Junior A Hurling final was once a great occasion drawing big crowds from all over the division and from outside to witness stirring contests between great hurlers. In recent years alas the situation has changed dramatically with Blarney, Grenagh, Inniscarra, Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Eire Óg, Dripsey, all now playing in higher grades at county level and only Cloughduv left of the former big guns and they are much superior to the remaining teams in the competition, many of which are club second fifteens. This year's final at Coachford was a very poor game watched by a very moderate attendance which got little enough value for money.
The two teams shared six points equally in the opening ten minutes, Gerry Lucey, James Moynihan and Joe Ryan for Cloughduv, Eugene McCarthy, Michael John Shine and David Cronin scoring for Blarney. Six of the remaining points scored in the first half went to Cloughduv, Denis O'sullivn, Brian Ahern Conal Corkery, Lucey and Moynihan the scorers and the sole Blarney reply came from Michael John Shine. Cloughduv led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the break.
On the restart, Cloughduv had added five more points to their tally before Blarney scored again to leave the score at the three quarter mark, 0-14 to 0-5. The trend continued in the final quarter, Cloughduv scoring with monotonous regularity, Blarney coming up with the odd score here and there. Blarney lost a golden opportunity of a goal in the 55th minute when Cloughduv goalkeeper Cormac O'Driscoll saved a penalty from Eugene McCarthy. The final whistle was greeted with relief by most people at the game and the Mid Cork Board are left with the problem of how to make this once great championship glamorous again.
Scorers: Cloughduv: J Lucey 0-6 (0-3f), J Moynihan, J Ryan, D O'Sullivan, B Ahern, S O'Connor 0-2 each, D Corkery, B Verling, M Walsh and T McCarthy 0-1 each. Blarney: MJ Shine 0-3 (0-2f), E McCarthy, A McEvoy 0-2 each, D Cremin and K Cremin 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: Cormac O'Driscoll: James McCarthy, Aidan Ahern, Liam Long: Aidan Murphy, Liam Kelleher, Andrew Cronin: Sean Curzon, Denis O'Sullivan: Donal Corkery, Brian Ahern, Colm Ryan: Joseph Ryan, Jerry Lucey, James Moynihan. Subs: Seán O'Connor, Mark Walsh, Brian Verling, Tadhg McCarthy, Ger Ahern.
Blarney: Richard O'Shea; Stephen O'Brien, Daniel Cronin, Vince O'Mahony: Donal O'Neill, Seán Twomey, Alan McEvoy: Seán Crowley, Stephen Sheedy: Eugene McCarthy, Craig Sykes, Owen O'Connor: Michael John Shine, David Cremin, Darragh Kelly. Subs: Ross McNamara, Paul O'Connor, Kevin Cremin, Dan McSweeney, Eoin Mullane.
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwin, Éire Óg.
Faro Intelligent Heating U21 A Hurling Championship
Semi Finals:
Aghabullogue 0-13 Inniscarra 0-14
Éire Óg 1-13 Blarney 3-17

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Cloughduv, Muskerry Junior A Hurling Champions 2015

Inniscarra 0-14 Aghabullogue 0-13
Inniscarra edged out Aghabullogue with a powerful second half performance in the Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A HC at Donoughmore.
Aghabullogue enjoyed the better of the exchanges early on and Ian Barry -Murphy converted two chances from frees. Inniscarra's Tomás Ó Connor edged his side in front with three excellent points from the centre-forward berth. A superb long range effort from Sean O'Sullivan and a classy score from Barry-Murphy put Aghabullogue two points clear. David O'Keeffe replied for Inniscarra before Barry-Murphy landed two more. A well taken point from Sean Kelleher ensured Aghabullogue led by three points, 0-10 to 0-7 at the break.
On the resumption, Inniscarra landed another free from O'Keeffe and as the victors drove forward at every opportunity, O'Keeffe landed a beauty from play and added two more from frees. Aghabullogue's Ian Barry-Murphy scored the point of the game from out near the sideline. Tomás Ó Connor replied for Inniscarra with a magnificent long range free to level the scoring, 0-12 apiece after 46 minutes. O'Keeffe nudged Inniscarra in front before Greg Long replied for Aghabullogue. The outcome was now very uncertain as the tension mounted but O'Keeffe kept his nerve before bisecting the posts with the winning point from another free.
Scorers: Inniscarra: D O'Keeffe 0-9 (7f), T Ó Connor 0-4 (1f), A McCarthy 0-1.
Aghabullogue: I Barry Murphy 0-9 (5f), S O'Sullivan 0-2 (1f), S Kelleher, G Long (f) 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: S Horgan; D O'Carroll, B Gould, B O'Mahony; C Griffin, M McCarthy, M Burke; A McCarthy, P Farmer; S Dornan, T Ó Connor, D O'Keeffe; D O'Sullivan, G Roche, L Collins. Subs: A O'Connell for D O'Sullivan (45), C Barrett for B O'Mahony (45).
Aghabullogue: C Óg Healy; D O'Callaghan, C Looney, J Lynch; T Corkery, D O'Connell, N Barry Murphy; S O'Sullivan, R Dennehy; G Long, S Kelleher, E O'Sullivan; S O'Connell, I Barry Murphy, S Dineen. Subs: B Casey for S O'Connell (45).
Referee: Mr Ger Ahern (Cloughduv).

Blarney 3 – 17 Éire Óg 1 - 13
Blarney outclassed Éire Óg with a powerful finish in the Farho Intelligent Heating U21A hurling championship in Ballincollig. The victors dominated proceedings early on and led by twelve points at one stage before Éire Óg snatched a goal just before the break. However, the Ovens outfit came storming back and reduced the gap to two points after 50 minutes.
Blarney came storming out of the blocks with points from Shane Mulcahy, Mark Coleman and a brace from Barra O'Connell in the opening minutes. David Dunlea kept up the momentum with a superb goal to ensure his side led by 1-6 to 0-1 after 16 minutes. Further points from Darragh Kelly, Ray Murphy and Coleman extended their lead and a brilliant goal from O'Connell looked to have ended this game as a contest. However, Éire Óg ended a frustrating opening period with a fortuitous goal with a placed effort from Brian Hurley.
Éire Óg looked a different team after the break and registered five points without reply from Daniel O'Connor, Dylan Desmond (2), Darragh McCarthy and the lively Eoin O'Shea. The Ovens side were playing all the hurling and goalkeeper Dylan Desmond landed some excellent placed efforts to reduce the gap to two points. However, Blarney finished the stronger and three frees from Mark Coleman restored their advantage before David Dunlea brilliantly put Coleman inside the cover for a third goal.
Scorers for Blarney: M Coleman 1-8 (6f, '65), B O'Connell, D Dunlea 1-2 apiece, D Kelly 0-2, R Murphy, S Mulcahy, K Cremen 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: B Hurley 1-1 (1-1f's), D Desmond (2f, 2 65's), E O'Shea 0-4 each, D McCarthy 0-2, D O'Connor, J McBride 0-1 each.
Blarney: C Murphy; P O'Connor, S Sheedy, A O'Shea; C O'Mahony, P Philpott, A McEvoy; R Murphy, M Coleman; D Kelly, K Cremen, C Forde; S Mulcahy, B O'Connell, D Dunlea. Subs: Patrick Crowley, D McSweeney, E Mullane.
Éire Óg: D Desmond; G McSweeney, R McCarthy, S Desmond; C Mullins, J Mullins, A Twomey; D O'Connor, D Murphy; D McCarthy, D Kelly, R O'Toole; E O'Shea, J McBride, B Hurley. Subs: J Cooper, C Kelly, W McCarthy.
Referee: Mr Ger Ahern (Cloughduv).

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Semi Finals: Cloughduv v Blarney. Iveleary v Donoughmore
MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship
Semi Finals: Kilmichael 2-9 Iveleary 2-15
Kilmurry 1-7 Béal Áth'n Ghaorthaidh 1-10
Final: Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh v Iveleary

Championship Fixtures

Friday Sept 4th
Cloughdubh, Mid U-21 'A' HC Final: Blarney v Inniscarra
Saturday Sept 5th
Mid Junior B Football Final: at Macroom, Béal Átha v Iveleary 8 pm.
Sunday September 13th: Mid Junior A Football Fina at Cill na Martra - Iveleary v Inniscarra

Intermediate Camogie.

Kildare 1-12 Cork 0-11
A goal right on the stroke of half time opened up a four-point cushion for Kildare over Cork and it was a margin they maintained right through the end of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland intermediate camogie semi-final. Cork were heavily reliant on former senior skipper, Amanda O'Regan for their scores and Douglas sharpshooter finished with seven points. Six of those came in the first half. The second half was a real arm wrestle as both teams defended solidly.
Cork: A Lee, E Murphy, L Weste, N O'Keeffe, S Fahy 0-1, C Sigerson 0-1, H O'Regan, K Hickey 0-1, L Callanan, J Crowley, F Neville, L Coppinger, C Sugrue, L Collins 0-1, A O'Regan 0-7(3fs, 2 45s)

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The victorious Aghabullogue Under 16 A Hurlers and their trainers after winning the Rebel Óg County A championship. ©Peter Dineen

Clondrohid G.A.A.

A great evening of football was enjoyed by all the U6, U8 and U10s recently, when Millstreet travelled to Clondrohid. Over 100 players were involved .and each age group played two games and showed excellent skills for their respective ages. The U6s had their first challenge game and did themselves proud. Teas and refreshments served after the games. A sincere thanks to coaches/mentors /parents who give their time to these young players, to ensure the skills of football are passed on to the new generation of players. Well done to all involved.
Fixtures: JC FL Aghinagh v Clondrohid in Rusheen Friday Sept 4 at 7pm. U 14C FL Kilmurry v Clondrohid Friday Sept 4 at 7pm.

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Laochra Óg Camp4Champs ©

Laochra Óg

Camp 4 Champs organised by Carthach Keane and Siobhan O'Shea (club P.R.O.) took place in Teerbeg last week. Ninety seven players attended the camp over three days. The club hopes the children had a good time and some good memories after. They got to meet some of Cork GAA stars in hurling, football and camogie with Briege Corkery, Damien Cahalane, Brid Stack, Eoghan Cadogan, Eimear Scally, Niamh Duggan and Peter Kelleher all attending. Other coaches who attended the camp were Fionn Keane, Luke Meade, Greg Murphy and Josie Callaghan. Thanks to you all. Thanks as always to Michael and Nora McCarthy Glenview Motors and Glenmill Restaurant for the use of their field in Teerbeg. Thanks to camp sponsors Macroom Haulage and Healy's Spar Clondrohid. Also to Michael and Mary McCarthy Astra Systems for the loan of their large tent and Theresa Twomey, the Tavern, Clondrohid for water boilers. Many thanks to all those who helped the coaches at the camp Neilus Murphy, Conor Healy, Sean Desmond, Sean O'Leary, Brandon Long, Maeve Murphy, Daniel Murphy, Tadgh Manning, Brian Lynch and Joseph Buckley. Well done.
Finally to all those who helped out with catering and getting the place ready, a big thank you to ye all from Laochra Óg Hurling Club.
U11 hurling league against Ballinora took place in Macroom Town Park. A highly entertaining game with end to end hurling and a never say die attitude from the players. If there were points for effort and determination Laochra Óg would certainly have finished on top. Having led at half time by two points and playing well in all quarters, Brian Healy leading the way with a tally of 4– 2, Ballinora upped their game in the second half and their pressure paid off as our lads tired in the final minutes. Final score Ballinora 7 – 3 and Laochra Óg 5 – 4. Thanks to our supporters and team sponsors Astra Systems.
The u14 hurling championship took place between Laochra Óg and Whitechurch in Cill na Martra GAA Club. Laochra Óg were beaten on the night by a stronger side but gave it their all to the end. Hitting eight wides in the first half and missing a couple of goal chances, they came out with all guns blazing, scoring a brilliant goal at the start of the second half. Laochra Óg had to work hard in defence with goal keeper, Brandon Long making some class saves. A good experience for the lads and hopefully better days ahead. Well done to their coaches and thanks to Cill na Martra for the use of the pitch and facilities and to sponsors, Macroom Opticians.
The u10s played Millstreet in two nine-a-side games. Well done to the players for taking part and parents for making the trip. Thanks also to team sponsors Folláin Teo.
Saturday August 29th u8 boys and girls took part in a monster blitz in Cloughduv. Three games played with great skill and determination displayed by all the players. Thanks to parents and guardians for making the trip and team sponsors, Niall Murphy Tarmac.
Huge congratulations to the Cork senior ladies football team after a fantastic display when defeating Kerry. Brilliant game. Did us all proud. On their way to anotherAll-Ireland. The very best of luck to Briege, Bríd, Eimear, Rena and all the team from everyone at Laochra Óg.

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Éire Óg U10 team, winners of the Danielle Forde Memorial Blitz at Donoughmore. ©

Éire Óg

Danielle Forde Memorial Blitz Well done to Éire Óg Ladies football U10 team that recently won the Danielle Forde Memorial Blitz for the third year in a row. After beating Nemo Rangers, Carrigaline and St. Val's, we topped our group. Éire Óg then played Donoughmore in the semi-final winning on a scoreline of 5-5 to 1-0. They then faced Grenagh in the final. Having already played Grenagh in the Mid Cork U10 League, we knew we had a tough battle ahead of us. After 20mins of great team play in awful weather conditions and on a score line of 4-03 to 1-0, Éire Óg's proud captain, Shauna Sheehan, lifted the Danielle Forde Memorial trophy for the third year in a row. Great credit to trainers Philip O'Sullivan, Dan Cremin, Kieran Murphy, Sinead McGolderick and Pauline Murphy.
U11 Summer League: Having played four games and with three wins we have now qualified for the semi-final against Nemo. Venue and date TBC. Panel: Ruby Halligan, Sara Sheehan, Sadbh McGolderick, Megan Sheehan, Abby Mullins, Sophie OConnell, Emily Barry Murphy, Maeve OCallaghan, Grainne OMahony, Colleen Murphy, Leigh Hayes, Ciara OBrien, Maria ODonovan, Niamh OShea, Carrie Staunton, Muire Sweeney, Roisin Murphy, Eimear Buckley, Edel Sheehan, Shauna Sheehan & Meabh McGolderick.
U13 Summer League: After three games against Nemo Rangers, Douglas and Naomh Abán and with two wins and a loss, we are placed second in the League Table. Panel: Patrice Holmes, Sinead McSweeney, Grainne O'Shea, Sadbh McGolderick, Fiona Nagle, Aoibhinn Goulding, Eimear Murphy, Isobel Sheehan, Rebecca Sheehan, Maeve O'Callaghan, Meadbh Kelly, Aoibhe O'Brien, Eimear O'Donovan, Ciara Sheehan, Aisling Desmond, Niamh O'Shea, Niamh Herlihy, Ava Halligan, Emily Ryan, Eimear Buckley, Ailbhe O'Carroll,Leah Hayes, Orlaith Cahalane, Tara O'Mahony, Ella Foley, Clodagh O'Connor and Emily Coffey.

Irish Glory for Crookstown Karate

Crookstown Karate Club landed a knockout punch recently when club coach, Garrett O'Donovan, was appointed Karate Coach for the Ireland Junior Karate Team. Garrett, a 5th dan karate black belt who hails from Bandon said that it was a great honour to get the job and he looks forward to taking the Irish Junior Team to the World Championships next year in Indonesia.
Garrett has been involved in Karate with over thirty years, and was a member of the Ireland Karate Senior Squad for over 10 years. In that time he represented Ireland in 5 Senior World Championships. He was Captain of the Irish squad for the World Championships in Milan in 1997. He won a bronze medal for Ireland in the team event at the world championships in South Africa. He retired from competition in 2003, finishing his career on a high, winning the Europa Cup with the Irish team in Portugal that year.
Crookstown Karate Club has been in existence with the past thirteen years and at the moment the club has three National Champions amongst its members. But Karate isn't all about competition, as Garett explains.
"Karate is not a sport, as such. It's an art, and so is suitable for everyone. And while of course members do compete in competition, for many members it's the fitness and health element that appeals. Some people judge success in being able to turn up every night and train, while for the younger members, breaking into the National Squad is success for them. There is no age limit with Karate. There is a place for everyone."
The SKIF IRELAND squad, under Sensei, Garrett O'Donovan, travelled to Nottingham on August 15th to complete in the US Shotokan karate Championships. They put on a fantastic performance winning 5 Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze. Crookstown club was very proud to have 6 members of the club selected in the squad. There was very intensive training coming up to the event and the dedication of the trainers and the members was well rewarded with them winning 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Well done to the everyone involved.
Training takes place every Monday and Thursday night in Crookstown Hall and anyone interested in finding out more about Crookstown Karate Club can do so by contacting Garrett on 086 3323560.

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Macroom Golf Club Ladies and Men's Captains' Prizes to the Juveniles. © Lee Valley Outlook

Golf for Macroom Juveniles

On Monday August 24th 2015, Macroom Golf Club hosted the Men's Captain (Philip Cooper) and the Lady's Captain (Eileen Kelly) Prize to the Juvenile golfers of the club. A fabulous day of golf and fun was had by all 40 golfers. It was a fitting end to a very successful summer coaching programme led by the Juvenile Officer, Tim Tom Kelleher. Coaching will continue every Saturday afternoon during September and October. New members are welcome at any time. New members can join now and their membership will be covered for 2016.
There was some excellent golf on display when you consider the Juvenile Coaching Programme has only started this year. Possible future stars include Ava Ronan, Megan Sheehan, Michaela O'Connor, Jack Oldham, Aaron Doherty, Conor Dineen, Neil Moynihan, Darren Sweeney and Ben O'Sullivan. The Competition was won by Aaron Doherty from Coachford with a fabulous score of 42 points.
Results. Girls Category I. 1st Megan Sheehan. 2nd Michaela O'Connor
Girls Category II 1st Ava Ronan 2nd Carolann Casey 3rd Megan Healy
Under 18 Boys 1st Brian Verling 2nd Mark Healy
Under 15 Boys Category I 1st Aaron Doherty (Overall Winner). 2nd Daniel O'Riordan (Overall 2nd) 3rd Adam Murphy (Overall 3rd) 4th Jack Oldham 5th Jack O'Riordan
Under 15 Boys Category II 1st Sean Desmond 2nd Shane Meaney 3rd Kevin Healy
Under 12 Boys Category I 1st Conor Dinneen 2nd Michael Kelleher 3rd Colm McCarthy
Under 12 Boys Category II 1st Shane Sweeney 2nd Ben O'Connell 3rd Ben O'Sullivan
Under 10 Boys 1st Neil Moynihan 2nd Darren Sweeney 3rd Eric Murphy 4th Sam Murphy 5th T.J. Buckley.

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Macroom Golf Club Championship of the Course winner, Aiden Kelleher, accepts his trophy from Joe Portley, Tornier, sponsor, with on right, Captain, Philip Cooper and President, Sean McSweeney © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results. Tues. Aug. 18. 1st Frank Lee, Jim O'Connell, Donal Manning 43.9
NBS Singles.1st Cathal O'Sullivan (8) 38 pts 2nd Paddy Fitton(14) 36 pts.
Tues. Aug. 25. 1st Eamon O'Connor (15),Ml O'Mahony(18),George Desmond (21), Ml Dwyer(22) 28.6.
NBS open singles :1st Daniel O'Sullivan(11) 41 pts, 2nd Martin Dineen(19) 39 pts.
Club Singles ;1st Kieran Bennett(16) 44 pts 2nd Tim O'Callaghan(12) 41 pts 3rd Vincent O'Mahony(21) 40 pts.
President's Prize. Mr Sean McSweeney. 22/23 August. 2015. 1st Derek Murray (11) 44 pts. 2nd. Thomas McSweeney (18) 43 Pts. 3rd Ronan Brett (18) 42 Pts. Gross Padraig O'Connor (2) 36pts. 5th Paddy (22) 41pts. Past Captain & President. Frank Lee (13) 37pts. Committee. Jim Nyhan (12) 36pts. Cat :1 0/12 1st Gary Morris (6) 39pts. 2nd Cathal O'Sullivan (8) 37pts. 3rd Aiden (9) 37pts. 1st nine Brendan Madden (11) 21 Pts. 2nd nine. Tony Dineen (12) 21 Pts. Cat : 2 13/18. 1st Jack Healy (18) 40Pts. 2nd Joe Cunningham (14) 40 Pts 3rd Denis Dineen (15) 39 Pts. 1st nine Gerard Galvin (14) 21 Pts 2nd nine Barry Roynane (14) 21 Pts. Cat :3 19/28. 1st Paul Lynch (21) 39 Pts. 2nd Peter Barry (22) 38 Pts. 3rd John O'Connor (25) 37 Pts. 1st nine. Conor McCarthy (agh) (22) 20 Pts. 2nd nine. Christy Keating (24) 21 Pts. Students. 1st Patrick Coakley (20) 39pts. Seniors 1st Pat Curran (12) 36pts. 2nd Liam Cotter (13) 36pts. Long drive. Leonard Waugh. Nearest pin. Michael Downey.
Fixtures : Tue Seniors. Thur NBS open singles. Sat & Sun Club singles. Sat 1pm Juvenile open singles U-12, U-15, and U-18
Ladies' Results.
Wed. Aug. 19th -Open 3 Person Team. Sponsor- The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney. Winners with 53pts.. Mary Lehane (18) Margaret O'L Buckley. Ger Murphy (22) 2nd with 50pts. Ber O'Shea (9) Marie Mackey (10) Lisselan Ger Galvin (11). 3rd with 49pts. On B/6. Noreen Moloney (23) Lisselan Maura Forde (24) Margaret McSweeney (26)
Fixtures: Lady Captain's (Eileen Kelly) Charity Open Day in Aid of Pieta House. 4 Person Team Event on Wednesday 16th September. Kindly sponsored by Michel Jewellers, Cork. Entry €60 per line. Two scores to count. Time-Sheet 02641072. On-Line Booking www.macroomgolfclub.com. Looking forward to your support for this great cause.