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Food Galore at Macroom Food Festival, September 25 – 27

.Lee Valley Diary

Marymount Hospice Tea/ Coffee Night Thurs. Sept 17th 7pm- 9pm at Stuake, Donoughmore.
Hospice Coffee Morning in Macroom on Fri 18th Sept Castle Hotel 10.30am and 12pm.
Culture Night SoundOut in Town Hall Gallery, Fri. Sept. 18 at 8p.m.
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
Crookstown Céilí on Sat 19th Sept in Crookstown Hall.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Talk on Tues Sept 22nd 7.30. Irish Dancing classes every Thurs night
Macroom Food Festival Fri. 25, Sat. 26, Sun. 27 Sept.~
Kilmurry Flower Festival at St. Andrew's Church, Sept. 25 – 27.
Gougane Sunday. Walk and Mass, Sun Sept 27th.
Hollywood in Éirinn TG4 Sun 27 Sept at 8pm and Tues at 9pm.
Mo Ghile Mear with Peadar Ó Riada at Cork Opera House, Thurs. Oct. 1 at 8p.m. 
Daonscoil an Fhómhair
 i nGúgán Barra. Deireadh Fómhair 2, 3, 4.
Clondrohid Development Group American Tea Party Sat. Oct. 3.
Jack and Jill Bric-a-Brac Sale in Coachford G.A.A. Hall on Sun 4th Oct, 10.30am 'til 2.30 pm
Reunion for Firmount N.S. past pupils on Sat. Oct 10 @ 3pm in Blarney Golf Resort.
Macroom Library:.
Story time Saturdays at 12 noon.
ACOL Bridge Wed. Sept.23 at 10.30a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte. Thurs. Sept. 24 at 11.30a.m. .
The Purlies Thurs. Oct. 1 at 11a.m.
Book Club Wed. Oct. 7 at 11.30a.m.
Gramophone Circle Fri. Oct. 9 at 11a.m.
Art Exhibition Here and Now until Sept. 18.
Briery Gap:
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.
Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 Tue 20th Oct at 8.00pm
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.

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Macroom Updates

New Shoots from Old Roots 

Hopefully, a sign of an improving economy and of better things to come, a magnificent new pharmacy has just opened at the site of the former Kerins Pharmacy, a business which has operated in the town since 1925. Over the generations, many families benefited from the care and attention of members of the Kerins family, Tim, Jack and their caring staff. The new owners profess themselves privileged to carry on the outstanding tradition of pharmacy care and customer service delivered by the Kerins family.
Cormac and Irene Deasy, both qualified pharmacists and hailing from Clonakilty and Rosscarbery respectively, have worked in Ballymakeera and Coachford for over 10 years. They now live in Baile Bhúirne and their children go to school in Cúil Aodha. Keen Gaeilgeoirs, they live by the philosophy of the seanfhocal, 'Is ar scáth a céile a mhaireann na daoine', (people depend on each other).
The Deasys bought the Macroom premises in 2011 and undertook a complete refurbishment of the building, which incorporates part of the old Williams Hotel, with the intention of rejuvenating a key town centre premises. The pharmacy reopened on the last day of August 2015, following a significant investment and some 12 months of works overseen by Jim Davis & Co. Ltd. Their dedication and attention to the project ensured an excellent refurbishment of the building and guarantees its unique position in Macroom's streetscape for at least another century. The character of the building and particularly, the period style pharmacy, have been retained and indeed enhanced.
During the renovations, some items of historical interest were uncovered and are now on display throughout the pharmacy. Dating back to when the building was part of Williams Hotel some romantic verses were uncovered under floor boards on the third floor. These verses are now on display in the pharmacy along with historical items relating to old style apothecaries, e.g. pestle and mortars, Avery scales, original medicine bottles, bound prescription registers, optical items, and various other pieces connected with Kerins Pharmacy. A perusal of the displays is a must for anybody interested in olden times.
Deasy's Pharmacy will provide its farming customers with a full veterinary dispensing service. Cormac has a strong interest in animal health and has just recently completed a post graduate diploma in Veterinary Pharmacy at Harper Adams University in the UK. Many of the same friendly faces will greet you at Deasy's. Eileen, who has given over 30 years of dedicated service to the pharmacy, is well known to all customers. Ann Marie, who has recently completed the pharmacy technician course, has worked in the business for over 10 years. Marge Birmingham recently joined the team and is an experienced skin care consultant who will be looking after our customers' skin care needs at the newly launched Clarins counter. Other skin care brands available at the pharmacy include Nuxe, Bioderma, Avene and La Roche Posay. All at Deasy's look forward to this new challenge and seeing the pharmacy develop and grow in the years to come and generating further local employment in the town.

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Scrumptious Stuff at Macroom Food Festival Sept. 25 – 27 ©

Fourth Food Festival

Excitement is really building up in advance of Macroom's 4th annual Food Festival, September 25 – 27. All the old favourites will be there and extremely well supported. The Artisan Affair, a delightful tasting menu prepared by Macroom's wonderful chefs all working together, was an unqualified success last year and tickets for the 2015 event in the Riverside Park Hotel on the Festival's opening night are all SOLD OUT and there is a long waiting list.
Tickets are now on sale at Church Lane Restaurant for the Secret Supper on Sunday night. This special dining experience will wrap up the weekend's events and ensure that, as the festivities draw to a close, the fabulous food and wonderful venues of the night will continue to live in memory. Diners buy tickets for a three-course Taste Experience meal but nobody knows where they will eat until the night itself! Designated dining venues will be revealed on Sunday September 27th at a pre-dinner drinks reception which will be held in the Castle Hotel at 6pm. Diners will then go to their mystery restaurant for dinner at 7.30pm sharp. After dinner, everyone has the option to return to the Castle Hotel for the official Macroom Food Festival Awards and Wrap Party. The event promises to be an exciting and fun-filled evening with a wonderful mix of delicious food, great prizes and live music. Tickets for the Secret Supper are priced at €27.50 each, and are on sale from Church Lane Restaurant.

Food Festival Awards

All festival goers have the opportunity to vote for their festival favourites over the course of the weekend September 25 – 27. The new Festival Awards aim to recognise the stand-out players of this year's festival. All are invited to vote on Twitter and Facebook using #macroomfoodfest or drop the team an email to info@macroomfoodfestival, with your suggested winners. The categories are:
-Best Festival Venue
-Chef of the Festival
-Taste of the Festival
-Best Burger
-Best Pint
-Macroom Food Hero
-Best Food Pic
-Best Looking Chef
-Barperson of the Festival
The prize-winners will be announced at the Wrap Party in the Castle Hotel on Sunday night, September 27, after the Secret Supper.

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Food Galore at Macroom Food Festival Sept. 25 – 27 ©

2015 Kids Entertainment

Children of all ages will delight in the variety of food available in Macroom during the Food Festival and Saturday's programme is particularly geared towards their entertainment. Abracadabra Theatre is a welcome feature of this year's festival. Their show, The Secret Garden, will take place at The Briery Gap, in association with Macroom Library on Saturday 26th September at 2.00pm sharp. Kids in attendance must be ready to move, sing, interact, get into character and share their ideas! As the story unfolds, everyone becomes part of the great adventures that happen in The Garden! The show lasts for 50 minutes and is suitable for children 4-9 years of age, but of course parents are most welcome to join the story too! Admission is €5.00.
Abracadabra Theatre is back on Sunday, with Fruit & Veg on The Story Bus. The show runs every half hour between 2.00pm and 5.00pm and costs €3 per child. The Square will also come alive with Cork Circus, Sylvano the Magician, The Army Band of the Southern Command, live music, balloon magic, face painting and more.

Food Festival Diary

Friday 25
7p.m. Official Opening at Riverside Park Hotel.
7.30p.m. An Artisan Affair, with food from 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. €35. SOLD OUT.
Saturday 26.
2p.m. Magic Garden with Abracadabra at Briery Gap. €5.
2 – 5p.m. Taste Trail to 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. Tickets €3 each.
5 – 7p.m. International Flavours Marquee. Tickets €3 each.
7 -8p.m. More Taste Trail to Castle Hotel, Murray's Bar and JC Murphy's. Tickets €3 each.
8.30p.m. Annmarie O'Riordan at the Briery Gap.
Sunday 27.
11a.m. – 6p.m. Outdoor Food Market at 70 stalls.
2 – 5p.m. Fruit and Veg on the Story Bus with Abracadabra. €3.
2-4p.m. Cork Schools Cook Off.
2.30p.m. Sylvano the Magician.
3p.m. Cork Circus, face painting, balloon magic, music etc.
3.30p.m. Army Band of Southern Command.
6p.m. Secret Supper. Tickets €27.50 from Church Lane Restaurant.
Later. In Castle Hotel. Food Festival Awards and Wrap Party.

Macroom Haulage is Tops – Again

Three years after securing its first National title, Macroom Haulage (Cork) was again announced as overall winner of the Irish Haulier of the Year Award 2016 at the 9th annual Fleet Transport Awards Gala Dinner at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on September 3. Paddy Murphy, Managing Director of the County Cork based transport firm, graciously received the top prize in the Irish Road Transport industry from John Lynch, General Manager, Rosslare Europort, award sponsors. Honouring best practice in Ireland's road transport operations and services sectors, in all 16 categories awards were presented on the night with over 875 representatives from the road transport industry attending the Gala Dinner hosted by RTE TV & Radio personality, Marty Whelan. Guest speaker was Pat McDonagh, M.D. Supermac's with musical entertainment provided by the Kilkennys.
Macroom Haulage Ltd is Ireland's largest bulk carrier and a key business partner with Calor Gas and is also a leading supplier of equestrian bedding products to the bloodstock industry. The Macroom, County Cork business is owned and managed by two generations of the Murphy family working together under the company motto – "Drive to Deliver." Macroom Haulage Ltd was presented with the National Haulier of the Year 2016 Award earlier in the evening. In the Irish Truck of the Year 2016 Award, the Renault Range T retained its crown from last year.

Street Improvements

Work is currently underway installing footpaths and traffic calming measures in the area of Fitz Gerald Street and the Public Car Park in front of Dunnes. It is hoped this will be completed by the end of October, when a major job of resurfacing the entire area will commence.

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Transition Year students at St. Mary's who are on hand as Buddies to help the First Year students find their feet. ©An Scoil

St. Mary's Updates

Mr. Cooke and staff wish to welcome all our students back to school, with a special Céad Míle Fáilte for the new First Years. We wish them well in the year ahead.
'Buddies' from Transition Year are on hand to help the First Year students find their feet.
A number of school activities have started already i.e. Football, Basketball and we would encourage our new students to take part.
Congratulations to our Junior Cert. students who received wonderful results on Wednesday 9th September. Well done girls, we are all very proud of you.
Open night at St. Mary's will take place on Tuesday 29th September.

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McEgan College First Year induction trip to Farran Woods ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

Junior Certificate Joy. Students from McEgan College were overjoyed with the excellent results they received on Wednesday 9th September. Students achieved "A" grades in a variety of subjects including Maths, English, Irish, French, Music, Home Economics, Metalwork, Woodwork, CSPE and Art. More and more students from the College are now taking the higher level papers and their results are a credit to themselves, their families and to their excellent teachers.
PLC Awards Night. McEgan College is proud to celebrate the success of our PLC students on awards night on Thursday 17th September. We are delighted to host our annual awards night at the college with over ninety students and their families attending. This year many of our students have achieved excellent results across the many courses that are on offer at McEgan College. The vast majority of students achieved distinctions in the areas of Applied Social Studies, Business Studies, Advanced Administration, Sport and Recreation, Healthcare Support, Nursing Studies and our newly developed Hairdressing course. We would like to take the opportunity to wish all of our students continued success as they pursue their careers or further study.
Induction. McEgan College first years travelled to Farran Wood to take part in activities at Zipit Forest Adventures. The new students were all fitted with harnesses and completed the initiation course to learn how to use the clip and zip wire system. All students were able to complete three different treetop routes around the woodland, while a number of students were able to zip wire across the carparks before going home. A thoroughly adventurous day spent getting to know each other and establishing new friendships - an excellent start to first year at McEgan College.

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Peter Murray, Crawford Gallery; Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer; Norah Norton, curator; Jill Dennis, artist and County Mayor, John Paul O'Shea at the official opening of 'Here and Now' art exhibition in Macroom Town Hall Gallery © Lee Valley Outlook

Local Art

The work of twenty artists from the area is currently being exhibited at Macroom Town Hall Gallery and Macroom Library. Entitled Here and Now, it includes a great variety of media and methods: wood, canvas, limestone, sandstone, iron, ceramics, porcelain, glass, cement, copper, bronze, steel, cotton, chicken wire, paper, plaster, plant material, blood, wax, watercolours, oil, acrylic, ink, pencil, charcoal, conté, screenprints, photographic prints, collage and sculpture. Many of the pieces exhibited bore a NFS tag and the others ranged in price from €300 to €6.500.
Norah Norton, curator of the exhibition, welcomed the guests of honour, the County Mayor, John Paul O'Shea; Peter Murray, director of the Crawford Art Gallery and Ian McDonagh, Cork Arts Officer. Ian McDonagh congratulated Norah and all involved on the way the annual exhibition has developed since its inception in 2004. Particularly welcome are the many young artists now exhibiting. The Mayor, speaking at his first official event in Macroom, said that the County Council brief includes more than potholes. A long-time supporter of heritage and the arts in his own area, he hopes that, with an improving economy, the Council can give more support to art projects. Peter Murray declared that art is an intrinsic part of life. Art and creativity affect everything from the buildings in which we live and work to our cooking utensils and the developed landscape and streetscape.
Art, by its nature, is subjective but attractive and thought provoking exhibits in the Town Hall Gallery include Sarah O'Flaherty's Reminiscence and Holding On, My Monet by Jill Dennis, Geraldine Creedon's Icon, Alan Gallett's beautiful sandstone bird (Alan also sculpted the Macroom Family); Bernadette Cotter's Untitled and in Macroom Library, Tadhg McSweeney's Crows in a Field and Con Kelleher's Yellow Bowl, a still from a film portrait, with sunlight reflecting delicate leaves on to a busy table.

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Enjoying 10th Birthday celebrations at Macroom Family Resource Centre ©

Family Resource Centre's 10th Birthday

Up to 300 guests attended the celebrations for Macroom FRC's tenth birthday Family Fun Day. It first opened in August 2005, having spent the previous 5 years planning, begging, case-making and building a Centre that would serve the family needs of Macroom and its environs for years to come. For the past five years it has been threading water, waiting for the opportunity to secure a sound financial base whereby services can be enhanced and expanded to meet the ever growing social needs of Macroom. In the absence of a Town Council, Macroom FRC now has a role in facilitating Community Development in partnership with all of the other community based social care organisations active in our area. Now, more than ever Macroom needs an organised approach to debating issues, planning local solutions and lobbying for resources.
The Board of Macroom FRC recently applied successfully for planning permission for the development of the first floor of our Centre in Masseytown, providing Community meeting rooms, counselling facilities, training space, sensory facilities and supervised / unsupervised access for parents with their children. This year MFRC hope to source support and funding for the development. Our intention is to lobby local politicians and state agencies along with the formation of partnerships with other community organisation to make this goal a reality.
In hosting this celebration of our "ten years in operation" we hope the Macroom Community, our local representatives and other stakeholders will join us along with backing us to further expand our service. Our Centre Director, Seamus O'Leary, under the ever present direction of our local voluntary Board, is confident that we can succeed in our plans and follow this up through the development of significant community services and supports in Macroom.

Gramophone Circle

The 2015 -16 Gramophone Circle had its inaugural meeting on a very, very wet morning in September but still drew a great crowd of music lovers. Eileen Hackett and Kathleen Murray, assisted by Eddie Hogan on the machine, presented a delightful selection of tracks. These included James Galway's Mediation from Thais; Bryn Terfal singing She was Beautiful from The Deerhunter; Foryl Smith with Strauss's River of Light, based on the Blue Danube; Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring with the Hungarian Radio Chorus; Vilja from the Merry Widow, sung by Joan Sutherland; Chopin's Minute Waltz No 6; Fritz Wunderlich with the Toselli Serenade and John McCormack singing the Rose of Tralee.
After a sociable tea/coffee break, the programme continued with Come where my Love Lies Dreaming with Nelson Eddy; Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus with the Galway Baroque Singers and, appropriately, Dermot Troy singing The Last Rose of Summer. A prelude to their September 17 show in the Briery Gap, Jim Murray and Seamus Begley presented An Lon Dubh is an Chéirseach and this was followed by the instrumental theme from Schindler's List with John Williams. Canon Sydney McEwan sang Silver Threads among the Gold. Richard Tauber entertained us At the Balalaika. Delia Murphy took us Courting in the Kitchen and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir transported us to Oklahoma before we returned to the wet streets of Macroom.
Joan Cronin will present the next Gramophone Circle on Friday, October 9 at 11a.m. and Eddie Hogan will present a music session in Boherbue on Thursday, October 1 at 8p.m.

Macroom Library

Your opportunity to view the 'Here and Now' exhibition in Macroom Library and the Town Hall is coming to an end as the exhibition comes down on Friday, 18th September. There is a splendid catalogue available free of charge , which has short biographical notes on the artists and photos of some of their works. It also contains a very detailed essay by Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery, on the history of the Arts in Macroom.
Fixtures: ACOL Bridge on Wednesday 23rd at 10.30. Ciorcal Cainte with Nora Levis makes a welcome return on Thursday 24th September at 11.30. Bígí linn for craic agus caint. All level of Irish speaking welcome. You'd be surprised how much comes back to you! The Purlies next meet on 1st October at 11a.m. All level of knitter welcome. If you are stuck on a pattern or can't quite manage the turn on that sock heel, the ladies in the knitting group will be delighted to help you. Despite the wet morning we had a good turnout for Eileen Hackett and Kathleen Murray's Gramophone presentation. We all enjoyed their lovely selection. Joan Cronin will present on Friday October 9th. Wednesday 7th October is the next date for Book club, where discussion of 'The Lie' by Helen Dunmore will take place from 11.30.
We have a fabulous collection of cookery books at the best of times but we've gotten in even more of them for the Food Festival Week end September 26th and 27th. The majority of them are recently published. Members may borrow up to 6 items at one time. Library staff are very willing to sample any efforts created using our books! Come in for a browse around if you are in town for the Festival.
Library opening hours are: Saturday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 10.00 to 5.30. Tuesday, 10.00 to 7.30. Adult Membership: €2.50. Children's Membership: €0.50

Briery Gap Programme

Age of Adaline Monday 28th September 8.30pm. Admission €4. Adaline is a 107 year old woman who doesn't look a day over 29. The victim of some extremely strange circumstance, her car crashed into a lake as it was hit by lightning. For convoluted reasons, this renders her ageless, but not immortal.
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.
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.
Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 Tuesday 20th October at 8.00pm. Tickets €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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The Hospice Coffee Morning in Macroom takes place this year, on Friday 18th September in Dan Buckley's Bar in the Castle Hotel. Come and share a coffee and support this worthy cause. Coffee and homemade scones available between 10.30am and 12pm. Please note change of date from Thursday to Friday. Bí ann gan teip.
Crookstown Céilí Club: Céilí on Saturday 19th September in Crookstown Hall. Music by Taylor's Cross Ceili Band. Commencing at 9.30. p.m .All welcome.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Talk on Nutrition & Weight loss by Bernie O'Callaghan on Tuesday, September 22nd 7.30. Irish Dancing classes every Thursday night with Kate O'Donovan 7.30 in the Museum. All welcome.
Gougane Sunday. The 12th annual pilgrim walk from Cill na Martra on Gougane Sunday will take place on Sunday, September 27th. Walkers are invited to assemble at Cronin's Farm, Clohina which will be signposted from the Mons Bar on the N22, at 8:30am. Then it's off on the fourteen mile trek to Gougane, taking in Gort Uí Rathaille, Béal a Ghleanna and part of the Ó Súilleabháin Beara Walk. Aimed at moderate walkers, this walk is a great mix of road, track and forest trails. It is planned to arrive in Gougane around 2pm in time for prayers and Mass. Walk leader, Sean, welcomes all on this annual event.
Jack and Jill Fundraiser. A "Gifts and Bric-a-Brac Sale" in aid of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation will take place in Coachford G.A.A. Hall on Sunday 4th October from 10.30am 'til 2.30 pm. This fundraiser is being held in memory of Baby John Foley (late of Oldcastle, Coachford) by his family to mark his 10th birthday. There will be a huge variety of new and excellent quality used goods for sale at great prices e.g. picture frames, paintings, candles, lamps, vases, children's soccer kits, Sylvanian Families, toys , books and lots more. Come along and pick up a bargain, have a cuppa and some home baking and support this very worthy cause. There will be a raffle on the morning with great prizes to be won.
Aghinagh Comhaltas presents Macalla na hÉireann Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Concert tour of Ireland, Tuesday night 20th October Briery Gap Macroom @8.p.m. Tickets available from Briery Gap or any branch members €12. The best of musicians, singers, dancers etc from all parts of Ireland. Enquiries 087-4187228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coachford College produced excellent Junior Cert results again this year with 2 students in the top 1% of the country. Richard Cotter achieved a remarkable 10 A grades whilst Aodán Healy got 8 A grades.
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.
Macroom G.A.A Lotto Results 01-09-15. Numbers 8-20-24 - No Winner. €70 Colum Oldham, Beachvill, Coachford. €20 Teddy Crowley, The Glenties. Darragh Deasy, Gurteenroe Park. Billy Murphy, Codrum. Ml Kelly, ESB, Bandon. Bill Murphy, 2 The Hermitage.
08-09-15. Numbers 4 - 16 - 18. No Winner. €70 Dick Dineen, New Street, Macroom. €20 Micheal Dromey, Cork Street Ciaran O'Sullivan, Dromree Jennifer Murphy, Cork Street Billy Casey, Coolcower, Michael O'Brien, Barrett's Place.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Sept. 2.. No Winner of €8,800 Jackpot€70 - Johnny Lehane, Dunmanway. €20 - Colman, Denise, Ruth & Fiona Purcell. Patrick Finnegan c/o Bingo. Rita O' Sullivan, 5 The Terrace, Clondrohid. Jackie O'Shea, Glendav, Carriganima.
Sept. 9.. No Winner of €9,000 Jackpot €70 - Bernard Thompson, Mons. €20 - Mike Dineen, c/o Gerard Kelleher. John Joe Burke, Ballvourney. Tom & Gill, Clondrohid. Danny O'Connor, Knocknagoshel, Co.Kerry
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto. 13/9/2015 Jackpot €2,350. No winner. €50 John O Leary, Dromduve. €20 Paddy and Eileen McSweeney, Kilbarry. Ted and Gretta Roche, Curraghanerla. Nora McCarthy, Ballinagree. Daniel Murphy, Aghabullogue, c/o John Casey
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto 23/8/2015. Jackpot: €16,500, Numbers Drawn:7 - 8 – 19 – 21. No Winner: €50 Peadar McDonald, Aherla. €25 Anne Murphy, Aherla. Vera Harte, Aherla.
30/8/2015. Jackpot: €16,650, Numbers Drawn: 1 - 8 – 18 – 20. No Winner: €50 Paul Creedon, Aherla. €25 Vera Harte. Aidan Ahern, Aherla.
06/09/2015. Jackpot: €16,800, Numbers Drawn: 7 - 14 – 16 – 17. No Winner: €50 Robbie Cullihane, Carrigadrohid €25 John Fleming Carrigadrohid. John O'Sullivan, Ballincollig.
13/09/2015. Jackpot: €16,950, Numbers Drawn: 6 - 8 – 29 – 30. No Winner: €50 Marion O'Sullivan, Knockavullig €25 seamus Rochford, Knockane. John Collins, Kilmichael.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 7/9/2015, Jackpot: €5,000, Numbers Drawn: 9 – 25 – 29, No Winner: €40 Angela Murphy, €20 Emma Feeney, Anthony O' Leary, Olive & John O' Sullivan, Fred O' Callaghan.
14/9/2015, Jackpot: €5,200, Numbers Drawn: 15 – 22 – 31, No Winner, €40 Trish & Bláithín, Mary Dineen, Steve Crowley, Tom Looney, Catherine Barry Murphy.

Lee Valley Updates

Mo Ghile Mear in Opera House.

Peadar Ó Riada, composer, musician and choir director, promises an exciting evening's entertainment at Cork Opera House on Thursday, October 1 at 8p.m. 'Mo Ghile Mear' is comprised of new compositions, pipe concerto and orchestral arrangements of Cór Cúil Aodha's well known repertoire. Among Peadar's special guests are Sean Ó Sé, Cór Cúil Aodha, uileann pipes expert, Mick O'Brien and Camerata Chorcaí, a professional Chamber Orchestra. ,

Film Sets Revisited

In an upcoming series, TG4 is set to visit locations in Ireland that have played host to celebrated Hollywood productions along with their glamorous casts and crew. Hollywood in Éirinn, is a new series that takes an affectionate look at how the silver screen transformed and enriched the lives of ordinary Irish people in small communities. Acclaimed actor, Denis Conway, travels to villages and towns in search of residents who remember the making of four major Hollywood blockbusters: The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Barry Lyndon, Moby Dick & Song for A Raggy Boy. Denis unearths a real treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from local people who were employed behind the scenes or appeared, however fleetingly, as extras in these big landmark films starring actors such as Gregory Peck, Cillian Murphy, Ryan O'Neal and Aidan Quinn.
With extensive use of behind the scenes footage, vintage stills and personal interviews, we discover the real stars of this series, local carpenters, singers, army privates, extras, hoteliers and seamstresses. How did the locals get along with Ken Loach? How did the small village of Ballyvourney cope with the influx of production crew and a host of young teenage boys? These, questions and a host of other mysteries are resolved in this wry and nostalgic look at big screen magic in rural Ireland from Seabed Productions.
Hollywood in Éirinn starts to air on Sunday 27 September at 8pm and repeats on Tuesday at 9pm.
27 September 8pm The Wind That Shakes the Barley
4 October 8pm Barry Lyndon
11 October 8pm Moby Dick 1
8 October 8pm Song For A Raggy Boy

Clondrohid Updates

Con the Milkman: Family and friends of Con O'Riordan Lissacreasig from far and near packed the Auld Triangle recently for a mighty night of entertainment and craic. Con released his first CD of hilarious songs and poems, entitled a Hundred Miles from Home. Except for one number, all the material is composed by Connie himself, telling of local events. Liam Forde, who was M.C on the night, produced the album and Tadhg Kelleher, Sulan Studios, recorded it. All proceeds are in aid of Macroom Hospital and St. Colman's Hospital Macroom. The CDs ran out early in the night but a new supply is now available in Macroom and Clondrohid.
Development Group: If you would like to have a night out with friends and neighbours, have a chat, a bite to eat, a glass of wine, sit back and be entertained with some local talent, the Hall in Clondrohid is the place for you on Saturday night, October 3. All funds are for the maintenance and upkeep of village and surrounds. There will be a raffle with lots of prizes. If you would like to host a table or share hosting a table, whatever suits, please contact Maria 0851069356 at Healy's Shop, or Breda on 0868831206.
Help for Humans Kerry Ireland: Donations are badly needed for refugee camps in Greece. Clothes, shoes, tents (4 persons), blankets, toiletries, socks, gloves, tinned food. All items of clothing etc must be clean. A collection point this weekend Friday 18 and Saturday 19 from 9 to 5pm at the Macroom Old Boxing Club.
St. Pio: annual pilgrimage to Knock takes place this Sunday Sept 20. Contact Jim O'Mahony on 02642693.
Church Cross Dog Show: place this Sunday Sept 20. Various classes. Perpetual Cup for overall champ. Entry fee €3

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Joan Cronin, granddaughter, presents Corn Cuimhneacháin Dhómhnaill Uí Loingsigh, to sean nós singer, Máire Ní Chéilleachair © Diarmuid O'Connell

Gradam an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh 2015

Gradam an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh was launched to recognise the entrepreneurial spirit of the late Dochtúir Dómhnall Ó Loingsigh from Coolea. The award is presented to a person, persons or business in the wider West Muskerry Gaeltacht who demonstrates creativity, proficiency, sustainable diversity and growth while continuing to be based in the locality. The recipients of the inaugural Gradam, Máirín and Peadar Ó Lionáird, epitomise the qualities and criteria which the members of Coiste an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh seek.
Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh led a fascinating and varied life, studying to become a priest in the Irish College Paris, leaving before ordination to become a Papal Zouave (soldier in the Pope's Army) in Rome in 1870, fighting with the French Army in the Franco-Prussian War, heading to America to work on the railroads and take part in the Gold Rush, before returning home to study Medicine as a mature student in Queens College Cork in 1877. Following his graduation he returned to Ballyvourney where he soon became the local GP and at a later stage, a Justice of the Peace. Seeking to provide a better standard of living for his neighbours and patients, he founded a number of businesses in Ballyvourney, including a General Store, a Bakery, a Knitting Factory, a local Livestock Fair, as well as building a local Community Hall at his own expense where locals could engage in Irish language and culture appreciation through ceilís, language and music classes and meetings. He also founded the first Ballyvourney Feis and branches of the Gaelic League and Land League in the locality, while being a member of the Executive Committee of Conradh na Gaeilge in Dublin.
Máirín and Peadar Ó Lionáird, founded Folláin Traditional Fine Foods with Eithne Uí Shiadhail in Cúil Aodha in 1983. They have created an ever-growing business, built on their core commitment of producing honest, wholesome food made with the purest of local ingredients from traditional recipes. They market under national (Blas na hÉireann) and international (UK Great Taste) brands. The award-winning business is currently undergoing a large expansion in size, staff numbers and production volumes whilst providing sustainable local employment in their new, purpose-built, energy-efficient facility which is in keeping with the local natural environment. The preservation of Irish language, culture and traditions is a constant element in the management, marketing and production of their products.
Gradam an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh was presented to Máirín and Peadar Ó Lionáird on Saturday September 12th during the second An Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh commemorative event at Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh. Other events on the day included an address by Cathal MacSwiney Brugha (Emeritus Professor of Decision Analytics, School of Business, UCD), a grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha, who had an ideal standpoint from which to speak about the Gaelic Revival and its impact on the Irish population around the time of An Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh. This was followed by the presentation of the annual Corn Cuimhneacháin Dhómhnaill Uí Loingsigh and Corn Uí Fhlannagáin singing competition trophies. The Sunday morning Mass remembering An Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh was broadcast on Radio na Gaeltachta from Cúil Aodha Church, with Cór Chúil Aodha, led by Peadar Ó Riada, Chairperson of the Dr Lynch Committee.

Culture Night

Culture Night 2015 is on Friday, September 18 and offers a variety of free concerts, sessions and events at venues around Cork County. Macroom Town Hall will host a performance by SoundOut at 8p.m. The jazz trio, comprising saxophone, bass and drums, will perform some of their new material. Amhrán na Mara, a new, feature-length, animated film, will be screened in the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne at 5.30p.m. The Gunpowder Mills Centre, Ballincollig will host Pulped, papermaking workshops, at 8p.m. and Ballincollig Comhaltas invites you to an evening of traditional music, song and dance at Oriel House Hotel at 8p.m. Nell Ní Chróinín will be bean a' tí at a session of music and song at Ard na Laoi, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 8p.m. to 9.30p.m and Cill na Martra's Tigh Uí Mhurchú will welcome Craobh Lachtaín Naofa Comhaltas, winners of many awards at the Fleadh 7.30 – 9p.m.

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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The organising committee of The Liz Lucey Memorial Run at the presentation of a cheque for €17,235 to Sr Siobhan Quill, Marymount Hospice. © Nóirín Uí Thuama.

Kilmurry Flower Festival

Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association is proud to host a fundraising flower festival, "In Praise and Thanksgiving", at St. Andrew's Church, Kilmurry during the last weekend in September. There will be 30 flower displays from all over the county and the official opening will be carried out by Charlie Wilkins on Friday, September 25th, at 7pm. The flower festival will be open to the public on Saturday 26th, 12:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 27th 10:30 to 17:00. Admission is €10 and includes refreshments in the new museum after viewing. Visitors are asked to park in Kilmurry village (1km off N22 between Macroom and Ballincollig) and take a vintage/ classic car ride or 5minute walk to St Andrews. This is the first and only flower festival to be held in Kilmurry.
St. Andrews Church is the ideal location for a flower festival as its size and the flower displays will complement each other. The small scale church displays evidence of fine craftsmanship in its exterior detailing. The red sandstone and grey limestone utilised in its construction is typical of Cork county and is characteristic of 19th century church architecture. The interior was remodelled in the 1880s with the patronage of A.R. Warren of Warrenscourt. The character and charm of this building remains through the retention of numerous historic features.
KHAA has undertaken the ambitious project of building a new museum and cultural facility in the heart of Kilmurry village. They are actively pursuing a number of avenues, including the Flower Festival, to raise funds for the expensive project. .

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Macra members attend the Rally Launch in Rochestown Park. ©

Macra Matters

Donoughmore. As the October bank holiday quickly approaches, Donoughmore Macra members recently attended the official rally launch. Held in the Rochestown Park hotel, there was a large crowd to hear rally chair Margaret Galvin speak. Other speakers included John O'Carroll, Head of Retail at Co-Op Superstores and Cork County Council Deputy Lord Mayor, Joe Carroll.
September saw the first regional meeting take place in Terelton followed by the Know Your Ag quiz. Hard luck to Donoughmore team A who were runners up and well done to Berrings Macra who proceed to the final at the Rally on the October Bank Holiday.
Club members attended County Officer training in Limerick and enjoyed the night out afterwards. Upcoming events include club officer training, and regional round of bowling. For more info on the club check out:www.facebook.com/donoughmore.macra, Twitter at www.twitter.com/dmoremacra or contact 089-2059115.

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Connie O'Callaghan provides loyal service to the people of Macroom ©Con Kelleher, Oakwood.

Connie's Shop

The streetscape of Macroom is changing rapidly but, over the years, O'Callaghan's shop on New Street, (Pound Lane, Bóthar na Sop), has remained largely unchanged and now has a Preservation Order. The exterior, often sporting an array of hurleys, sliotars and footballs for sale, attracts the photographic eye of many tourists. Despite the presence of many multi-nationals in town, Con continues to serve his customers faithfully. His and his family's stories are both interesting and revealing and will evoke memories of events and times past for 'seniors', and will give a glimpse to younger people of how the town was in previous decades.
Con and his sister Anne were born at home in 1940 and were later joined by Dinny and Marie. His father, Paddy, was from Bridgemount, Clondrohid and his mother, Nora Connell hailed from Lisbee, Kilnamartyra. Paddy had bought the house in 1933 and knocked and rebuilt it himself. He played the accordion, tin whistle and bagpipes, and was a member of Clondrohid Pipe Band. Con's mother, Nora, spent 10 years in America and was there for The Wall Street Crash in 1929 and the subsequent Depression, witnessing much hunger, misery and despair. She returned in 1938, met Paddy at a dance and married him. As well as a homemaker, she ran the shop. Paddy worked for the Dept. of Agriculture; he cycled his territory, collecting milk samples and processing them in a laboratory at the back of his house. He had gone to work after Primary school but furthered his education by means of courses at UCC.
The Convent was Con's first and happiest school; he was taught by Srs. Thaddeus, Peter and La Sale and his classmates included Tony Dromey, John 'Farmer' Murphy, the other John Murphy, Seánie Cunningham, and Jackie Shine. From his time in the 'Boys', he has good memories of Steve O'Mahony, but his later years there were tough and unpleasant. Con attended McEgan for 2 years. His sister, Anne, qualified as a nurse in Liverpool and is married in Canada. Dinny worked as a Garda in Limerick, and Marie is married to Con Lynch and lives in Kilnagurteen.
At fourteen, Con began work at O'Shea's Mineral Waters, then at Coughlan's, before being employed by Mex, distributing petrol and oil to Mid, North and West Cork, Kerry and parts of Limerick. Travelling to and from Killarney, often the only other vehicle they met was the Killarney-Macroom-Cork bus. Aged 18 he returned to O'Shea's, then to Neville's bakery and later worked for the Inland Fisheries, the Board of Public Works and the ESB. Although restricted by asthma, Con enjoyed sport. He won Juvenile and Minor Mid Cork football medals, played junior and has a senior county medal from 1962. Soccer was another of Con's passions; he was a founding playing member of Macroom Athletic, the town's first soccer team. He also enjoyed basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.
C. 1966, the Castle Ballroom/ Youth Club was rented by Vincent Costelloe, Seán Coughlan, George Sheehan and Con. With the help of guarantors, it was bought and became successful and vibrant and the Friday night dance was the chief source of income. As well as providing money for running all the club activities, they were able to repay the purchase loan in a few years. The 1972 by election count and the 1973 general election constituency count were held in the ballroom, and created great excitement and revenue for the town. Con ceased being involved in the club in 1974.
Con is a very good swimmer, and weather permitting, continues to enjoy the sport. He has swum most of the Sullane, from west of Carrigaphooka Castle to the town. He developed his life-saving skills and received a Letter of Citation from Macroom UDC for one of his rescues. He has saved at least eight swimmers from possible drowning.
In 1975, Con contracted Tetanus (Lockjaw), was in a coma for 3 to 4 weeks and was fortunate to survive. Walking, swimming and cycling helped his recuperation. After this he spent most of his time working in the shop, while continuing to drive on an occasional basis. Looking at his kitchen table, Con recalled the founding of Macroom Mart. His father, Paddy, aware of the success of Dungarvan Mart and using the table as his desk, wrote to the solicitor involved for details of its establishment. He called a public meeting but got a very poor response. Several years later, a delegation that included John O'Riordan, the vet., and Patsy Horgan, called about the initiation of a Sales Yard. Some years after, the gentlemen again called and sought his advice on how to convert the Sales Yard to a mart, a great success for the town and for local farmers.
Con has always lived in Macroom and continues to serve the community. His life has been interesting and fulfilling, highlighted by his work, his sporting pursuits and his life saving activities. He is delighted that people have more money now but is saddened at the demise of the small shop. The phrase 'a quiet hero' comes to mind.
Con Kelleher, Oakwood, Macroom.


The Spider in the Corner of the Room by Nikki Owen
Plastic surgeon, Dr. Maria Martenez, has Asperger's Syndrome .Convicted of killing a Catholic priest, she is alone in prison and has no memory of the murder. DNA evidence places Maria at the scene of the crime. Then she starts to remember. This is part one of what promises to be a fantastic trilogy.
Available at Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop, Macroom. Price €9.99.


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.

Water Woes

Irish Water's difficulties and maladministration seem to have seeped into and contaminated the associated Department of Social Protection, which is tasked with delivering the €100 Conservation Grant to households registered with Irish Water.
Householders in the Lee Valley recently received notification from the Department of Social Protection on how to apply for the €100 grant, with a cut-off date of October 8. Applicants are advised that the quickest way to receive payment is to apply on line at www.watergrant.ie. However, this doesn't always run smoothly. For some unknown reason, one is required to supply an email address and a mobile phone number. The applicant has to re-confirm both of the above and these may then be declared invalid. After many failed attempts, one resorted to the telephone and sought the help of a civil servant. Eventually he came to the conclusion that the email and telephone number fields should be ignored. The procedure was then completed but it remains to be seen if payment of the €100 comes through.
Whether you are applying for the grant on line or by telephone, be aware that you need the following data to hand: TIN, WPRN, Irish Water account or registration number; PPSN, BIC and IBAN.
Macroom suffered water woes on Tuesday and Wednesday September 8/9 when a water main burst at West Square, causing much disruption when the street surface rose and leading to fears of damage to gas pipes.

Sports Mad


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Lee Valley Record Making Rebels, Briege Corkery, Paudie Murray, Manager, Rena Buckley and Aoife Murray at welcome home for the All Ireland Camogie Champions 2015. ©Michael Corkery

Cork's 'In Transition' Champions.

Cork 1-13 Galway 0-9
Cork Senior Camogie team, 2014 champions, lost 13 of the panel over the past year, including luminaries such as Anna Geary, Joanne O'Callaghan, Jenny O'Leary, Joanne Casey and Sarah Hayes. These were replaced by names such as Hannah Looney, Leanne O'Sullivan, Amy O'Connor, Orla Cronin, Maeve Cahalane but, during much of the 2015 season, it seemed as if it would take some time to bring performance back to 2014 standards. To add to the challenge, Manager, Paudie Murray, had also lost some of his support group. Sunday's All Ireland final seemed a call too far, since Cork had already lost to their opponents, Galway, twice during the season. But not so.
Cork made it two Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie titles in a row with a resolutely professional performance at Croke Park. Our own Briege Corkery settled the game with a 54th minute goal and brought her individual tally of All-Ireland senior medals to 15, six of which have come in camogie. That record is matched by team-mate, Rena Buckley, another Lee Valley star. The only other GAA player to earn 15 All Irelands so far (forget Henry Shefflin ) was Kay Mills, who played with Dublin between 1942 and '61. And she too had Cork roots! Cork also move joint top of camogie's championship roll of honour, bringing them alongside Dublin on 26 titles. Briege and Rena will be pursuing medal number 16 in the ladies football final September 27. Aoife Murray, Paudie's sister, has already won 7 All Ireland medals. There were rumours that this was her final year playing senior camogie. But, who knows! She has been a stalwart goalkeeper for the Rebels for many years and kept her net intact on Sunday, making a particularly brilliant save in the 24th minute.
During the 2015 final, the Leesiders produced a wonderfully committed performance, with a number of standout showings. Gemma O'Connor and Orla Cotter were real stars, while Laura Treacy and team captain, Ashling Thompson, produced wonderful displays too. Cork dominated the first half completely and should have led by more than four points (0-8 to 0-4) at halftime. Thompson got the champions off the mark with an early point and Cotter notched up the first three of seven points, with Niamh McGrath landing a brilliant equaliser from the left wing for Galway. That was to be the Tribeswomen's only score from play until Aoife Donohue struck and they never carried a sufficient offensive threat. With Cotter and Corkery doing the business at the other end, it was double scores at the break.
Galway thundered into the fray after the resumption though and three pointed frees reduced the margin to one. Heather Cooney made a stunning block to deny a certain goal. Julia White had a goal disallowed but Cotter came up with a big point from play to stop the rot and Cork never really looked back after that. Once Briege intercepted Shauna Healy's attempted clearance and raced through to slot calmly to the Galway net, Cork were rampant. Thompson landed a monstrous score late on, followed by a Katrina Mackey point to give a seven-point lead at the final whistle and signal the start of the celebrations.
Scorers – Cork: O Cotter 0-7(5fs); B Corkery 1-1; A Thompson 0-2; O Cronin, A O'Connor, K Mackey 0-1 each.
Cork: Aoife Murray, Pamela Mackey, Laura Treacy, Leanne O'Sullivan, Rena Buckley, Gemma O'Connor, Meabh Cahalane, Orla Cotter, Ashling Thompson, Julia White, Orla Cronin, Katrina Mackey Hannah Looney, Briege Corkery, Amy O'Connor. Subs: E O'Sullivan for Looney (35); M Walsh for O'Sullivan (60+2)

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Record makers, Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery with their parents, Tim, Helen, Kitty and Michael, celebrating Cork's great All Ireland Camogie win 2015. ©Tim Buckley

Senior Hurling Championship

Quarter Finals:
1 Douglas 0-11 Midleton 1-17
2 Glen Rovers 1-22 Newtownshandrum 2-12
3 Erin's Own 0-16 Carrigtwohill 0-8
4 Sarsfield's 0-20 Imokilly 0-16
Semi Finals
Midleton v Glen Rovers
Erin's Own v Sarsfield's
Relegation Play Off; Killeagh v Bishopstown

Senior Football Championship

Quarter Finals
1 Bishopstown 1-10 O'Donovan Rossa 2-15
2 BALLINCOLLIG 1-11 Castlehaven 1-14
3 Nemo Rangers 5-11 St Nicholas 0-3
4 Carbery Rangers 1-15 Duhallow 1-7
Semi Finals
O'Donovan Rossa V Castlehaven
Nemo Rangers V Carbery Rangers
Relegation Play Off: Clonakilty v Aghada
Ballincollig 1 - 11 Castlehaven 1 – 14
2014 senior champions Ballincollig lost their crown at Dunmanway and there was general agreement afterwards that 'on the night' the better team had won. Still there was little enough in it at the finish and the Mid Cork side could reflect on a few instances which helped to turn the game Castlehaven's way and could have just as easily gone in the other direction. The Castlehaven goal was preventable and was a vital score, coming in the 24th minute and made a major contribution in giving the 'Haven a 1-7 to 1-4 interval lead. A couple of the points for the winners had come from soft frees and indeed the referee overall did not have a very good hour. Late in the day when Ballincollig were only two points adrift they failed to score from two '45's in a row before Castlehaven were awarded a penalty which Brian Hurley opted to kicked over the bar to insure his side against a late goal and which helped their passage to the semi final and a meeting with their neighbours from Skibbereen. Ballincollig had to line out without midfielder Ciarán O'Sullivan and both Stephen O'Donoghue and George Durrant were just returning to action after injury. Apart from any such considerations however is the overriding fact that the West Cork side were the better team on the night and that the game was of very high quality with two excellent teams battling in out in perfect conditions. Some of the points scored were simply superb efforts and Castlehaven in particular were able to score from far out and from difficult angles. They will take some beating.
Castlehaven led by 0-3 to 0-1 when a goal from a Cian Dorgan penalty (awarded after the outstanding Patrick Kelly was upended) brought the sides level after 8 minutes of a splendid opening period. Three more Haven points followed before Cian Dorgan had a point from a free but the 'Haven were winning the midfield area and led at half time by 1-7 to 1-3 and were shaping up as likely winners.
On the restart, three points for a spirited Ballincollig side were followed by three points for the Haven, 1-10 to 1-6 at the three quarter stage. Three more successive point for Ballincollig had the gap down to a single point again but the Haven with two fabulous points again opened up a three point gap, 1-12 to 1-9. Twice Ballincollig narrowed the gap, twice the Haven responded to regain lost ground and that three points margin still separated the teams at the finish of an excellent contest played in fine spirit before a fine crowd.
Ballincollig will be consoled by the knowledge that they made their contribution to an outstanding game.
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons: Colin Moore, Liam Jennings, Noel Galvin: John Paul Murphy, Stephen O'Donoghue, Dylan Kerstein: Seán Kiely, Peter O'Neill: George Durrant, Patrick Kelly, Cian Kiely: John Kelly, Cian Dorgan, John Miskella. Subs: Alan O'Donovan, Shane Murphy.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

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
K'turk 1-12 Valleys 0-17 - replay
4. Castlelyons 1-12 Ballinhassig 4-17
Semi Finals:
Newcestown 1-18 Mallow 1-16
Valleys Rovers v Ballinhassig
Final Newcestown v Valleys or Ballinhassig
Relegation Play Off: INNISCARRA v Kilworth

Premier Intermediate Football

Semi Finals:
Kiskeam or St Michaels v Castletownbere
Éire Óg 0-9 Carrigaline 1-6 - draw
Relegation Play Off: Na Piarsaigh v BALLINORA
Eire Óg 0 - 9 Carrigaline 1 – 6
Éire Óg came from three points down five minutes from time at Brinny to earn a draw and keep intact their unbeaten championship run extending back to August 2013, as well of course, as keeping alive their premier intermediate football championship aspirations for this year. The Ovens men deserved their second chance as they had been the dominant team for much of the game but had kicked too many wides.
The teams were level on three occasions in the first half but a late point from Liam Sheehan, added to points from Mike O'Shea, Daniel Goulding and John Dineen, gave Éire Óg an interval lead of 0-4 to 0-3. The Mid Cork men had kicked seven wides in this period, a half they had dominated but in fairness the weather conditions were miserable and did not help forwards in particular. Carrigaline lost a defender to a black card early in the second half and Éire Óg had gone into a 0-6 to 0-3 lead by the three quarter mark with a point apiece from Daniel Goulding and Denny Murphy. Carrigaline, well beaten in the midfield area in the first half began to improve gradually as the third quarter progressed and they got a point back to spur them on to greater effort. In the 47th minute they struck for the only goal of the game to take the lead for the first time and Cork All Ireland star, Nicholas Murphy added a point immediately to double their advantage. When Carrigaline then proceeded to kick over another point it looked all over but back came Éire Óg and John Dineen and Daniel Goulding points brought the gap down to a single point as the game went into injury time. The game was in the 64th minute when Daniel Goulding got possession almost 50 metres from the Carrig goal and as he has done so often in the past for club and county he booted the ball majestically over the bar to send this semi-final into a replay.
Éire Óg scorers: D Goulding 0-4 (0-1f), J Dineen 0-2 (0-1f), M O'Shea, L Sheehan and D Murphy 0-1 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: Aidan O'Connor 45, Paul McDonagh (52), Ronan Dennehy (60).

Intermediate Hurling

Semi Finals:
Aghada 2-9 DRIPSEY 3-9
Fr O'Neill's v Charleville
DRIPSEY v Fr O'Neills or Charleville
Relegation Play Off: AGHABULLOGUE v Barryroe
Dripsey 3-9 Aghada 2 – 9
Another major upset! Dripsey, the surprise championship contenders, are through to the final of the Intermediate championship, Aghada their latest victims in the semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn, played under lights. It was a victory for courage and commitment, epitomised by the dedication of two players on the Dripsey team. John Carey played the game despite having a broken thumb, Aidan Murray played an All Ireland road bowling semi-final in Drogheda on Saturday morning and drove to Cork to play his role in the hurling match (before returning to the bowling and winning the All Ireland title on Sunday!).
Aghada strong favourites to win had the sliotar in the Dripsey net in the first minute but Mark O'Sullivan did likewise for Dripsey within a few minutes to set the scene for a cracker of a game. Mark and Diarmuid O'Riordan added points for Dripsey and then Mark O'Sullivan had a second goal, doubling on a Diarmuid O'Riordan free to make it 2-2 to 1-0 after 12 minutes. Four points for Aghada with only a single point from Mark O'Sullivan in reply left only two points between the teams, 2-3 to 1-4, and in the run up to half time Dripsey had points from Michael and Diarmuid O'Riordan , Aghada had a point in reply and Dripsey led by 2-5 to 1-5 at the break.
Diarmuid O'Riordan and Dave O'Sullivan had Dripsey points on the restart, Aghada hit a brace in reply. Dripsey went two goals clear with a point from Diarmuid O'Riordan and Aidan Murray came forward to tack on another point. Dripsey were in control but never securely so. Aghada got a point back and then another and in injury time were awarded a 'soft' penalty which was belted to the net, 3-8 to 2-9 now and the game still not over. To prove their credentials as worthy finalists, it was Dripsey who finished the scoring, John O'Riordan getting the decisive point in the dying seconds.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley: Shane O'Riordan, John Carey, Aidan Murray: Stephen Murray, Mike O'Riordan: Conor Hayes, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Shane Burke: Dean O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan, Pat O'Riordan. Subs: David O'Sullivan, John O'Riordan and Davy Buckley.

Intermediate Football

Quarter Final
Kanturk v CILL na MARTRA
Semi Finals:
Kanturk or Cill na Martra v Mayfield
Fermoy v Glanworth
Relegation Play Off: Millstreet v Adrigole

County Junior A Hurling Championship

Cloughduv 1-19 Clonakilty 0-10
Cloughduv, who had displayed mediocre form in winning the Mid Cork championship, were a much more focussed side when they met West Cork champions Clonakilty in the county quarter final at a wet and windy Brinny and moved confidently on to the semi final stage and a meeting with the Duhallow standard bearers.
The first half was evenly enough contested and the teams were level at 0-5 each after the opening 20 minutes. Cloughduv corner forward, James Moynihan, in fine form all year, had a goal before the interval to give the Mid Cork champions a narrow one point lead, 1-6 to 0-8. On the resumption, Cloughduv took over and five points in a row without reply from Clon left Cloughduv in a comfortable position at the three quarter stage and they were never going to relinquish their tight grip on proceedings, possessing too much craft and experience for the West Cork side.
Denis O'Sullivan, Man of the Match in the recent Mid Cork final, Andrew Cronin coming back into top form again after injury, James Moynihan, a livewire in attack, all starred for Cloughduv who will now make an almighty effort to make the final and hopefully take the count y title.
Cloughduv scorers: J Moynihan 1-3, J Lucey 0-5 (0-3 f, 0-2 '65'), J Ryan 0-4, B Ahern, S Curzon, 0-2 each, D O'Sulllivan, M Walsh, and C Ryan 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: Cormac O'Driscoll: Paul O'Sullivan, Aidan Ahern, Liam Long: Aidan Murphy, Andrew Cronin, James McCarthy: Seán Curzon, Denis O'Sullivan: Donal Corkery, Brian Ahern, Seán O'Connor: Joseph Ryan, Jerry Lucey, James Moynihan. Subs: Mark Walsh (40), Colm Ryan (55), E Clifford (60).

Mid Cork Hurling and Football

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Iveleary who defeated Inniscarra in the Muskerry Junior A Football Championship final at Cill na Martra © Lee Valley Outlook

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship Final

Iveleary 0-14 Inniscarra 1-5
Thirty years of often bitter disappointment were consigned to the distant memory at Cill na Martra when a new young generation of Iveleary footballers finally took the Mid Cork Junior title, the seventh in all, but the first for the club since 1985 and the only successful appearance in five finals appearances since then. Iveleary were full value for their win and after twice being behind in the opening stages, they took the lead at 0-5 to 1-1 with a Cathal Vaughan point in the 13th minute and were never subsequently led. Winner of the 'Man of the Match' award was Cathal Vaughan and no one will disagree with the judges' verdict here as the 20 year old Iveleary man was outstanding, scoring 0-9 in all, 0-6 from frees, 0-2 from sideline balls and a point from play.
Inniscarra scored first, Tomás O'Connor raising a white flag in less than thirty seconds. Brian Cronin, another Iveleary hero with 0-4 at the finish, quickly equalised for his side and Cathal Vaughan and Cronin pointed frees to put Iveleary in front. In the 8th minute, Inniscarra delivered a shock to the winners when Tomás O'Connor cut in along the end line on the left and floated over a lob which Daniel O'Connell fisted to the net, 1-1 to 0-3 to Inniscarra! The Iveleary response was quickly forthcoming and showed that this was to be the day when the Reds would deliver. Finbarr McSweeney levelled with a point from play after Chris Óg Jones' shot came back off the upright, Cathal Vaughan pointed a free from 50 metres and then pointed a 14m free, 0-6 to 1-1 at the end of the opening quarter and Iveleary on top. Paul Farmer had a fine point for Inniscarra in the 16th minute but back came the western side with points from Vaughan, one from play from out near the sideline and another from a sideline ball in the 23rd minute. Brian Cronin pointed a free after a foul on Seán O'Leary and to cap a fine half hour's display, Cathal Vaughan again pointed a sideline ball to leave his side in control at the break, enjoying a 0-10 to 1–2 lead but facing the strong breeze in the second half.
Prior to the game there had been very heavy rainfall which had eased considerably during the early stages and had disappeared completely before half time, not to come back again until after the game concluded.
Inniscarra made brave effort to get back into contention on the restart, Tomás O'Connor pointing from play and Seán O'Donoghue doing likewise from a free within the opening five minutes but Cathal Vaughan eased any Iveleary anxiety with another beautifully kicked point from a free, after he had himself been fouled. Inniscarra lost Conor Buckley to a Black card offence and there followed a period when neither side scored, ended at last in the 50th minute by a point from play for Iveleary by Brian Cronin after Vaughan's '45' had dropped short. Vaughan pointed another free, Tomás O'Connor did likewise for 'Scarra' and in the last minute of normal time, Cathal Vaughan tapped over a close range free. In injury time, Iveleary were awarded a penalty when Chris Óg Jones, a constant livewire in the Iveleary attack, was fouled in the Inniscarra goalmouth but even 'Homer nods' – Cathal Vaughan blasted the ball wide from the penalty spot with the last kick of the game.
Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Donal Cotter, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Ger O'Riordan, Cal McCarthy, Kevin Manning: Seán O'Leary, Barry O'Leary: Shane Galvin, Seán Lehane, Finbarr McSweeney: Chris Óg Jones, Cathal Vaughan, Brian Cronin. Subs: Finbarr McSweeney jnr. (46), Liam Kearney (48), Ger McSweeney (55), Pádraig O'Riordan (59).
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Cathal Griffin, Kevin Burke, Jack O'Dwyer: Stephen Dornan, John O'Callaghan, Paul Farmer: Conor Buckley, Alan Sheehan: Liam Collins, Seán O'Donoghue, David O'Keeffe: Seán Lynch, Daniel O'Connell, Tomás Ó'Connor. Subs: Dave Barry, Gerry Roche (39), Adam O'Connell and Timmy Murphy (43), Liam O'Riain (55).
Referee: Mr. Pat O'Leary, Kilmurry.

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JJ Long, Chairman Muskerry Board, presents the Junior A Football Championship trophy to joint captains, Brian Cronin and Patrick O'Riordan. On right, Tim Holland, sponsor © Lee Valley Outlook

Scenes of Jubilation

The joy of the Iveleary team and supporters at the final whistle was unbounded and many were quite emotional, not surprising after such a long wait for the title. Many of those former players who had played so long without reward were present to share in the joy and to celebrate with the new generation.
Mid Cork board cathaoirleach JJ Long, presented the cup to joint captains, Patrick O'Riordan (out of action all year with injury) and Brian Cronin. The cathaoirleach praised both teams and the referee Pat O'Leary and his team of officials, Michael Garvey, John O'Leary, Donal O'Leary, Denis Healy, JJ Murphy and Denis O'Donoghue. He thanked competition sponsors Ross Oil and local representative Tim Holland for their generous sponsorship of the championship and the Cill na Martra club for the excellent condition of the pitch and all their arrangements for the game. He wished Iveleary well in the county championship against Urhan.
Patrick O'Riordan, in accepting the cup, spoke of the hard defeats and the refusal of the club to accept defeat as inevitable despite their many disappointments. He thanked the players for their dedication and praised the mentors Tim O'Sullivan, Denis Cronin and Mick Creed, team trainer Jim O'Sullivan from Newcestown and club Physio Cliona O'Riordan for their expertise and commitment.
For long serving players like Jamie Cronin, Seán Lehane, Gerard McSweeney and his brother Finbarr, Brian Cronin, Edward Buckley, John F O'Callaghan, Colin Tanner, Brian Murphy, Kevin Hourihan, James O'Leary it was a day to savour while for the younger brigade which also included panellists Joe Creedon, Kevin Jones, David Hourihan it may be the start of a new era in the annals of Iveleary.
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Inniscarra who were defeated by Iveleary in the Muskerry Junior A Football Championship final at Cill na Martra © Lee Valley Outlook

Faro Intelligent Heating U21 A Hurling Championship Final

Blarney 2 – 18 Inniscarra 2 – 11
Blarney regained the Farho Intelligent Heating Mid Cork U21 A hurling championship title, their fourth time in five years t o take the crown, by defeating Inniscarra in a game played under lights at Cloughduv in perfect conditions. Mark Coleman opened the scoring with a point from a free for Blarney after four minutes and the Cork minor was to be the dominant personality of the first half, finishing that first period with no less than eight points, seven from frees, to help Blarney to a 0-12 to 0-7 interval lead. Coleman was unerring from all ranges and his accuracy ensured that Blarney stayed in front all through the game, although Inniscarra were never totally out of the hunt. In the first quarter in particular, Inniscarra managed to stay in touch with the winners with points from David O'Keeffe frees and one from Liam Collins keeping the gap down to a single point 0-4 to 0-3. Blarney controlled the second quarter however with Peter Philpott excelling in a fine half back line, and in addition to Coleman's massive contribution, points from Dan McSweeney, Barra O'Connell, Conor Forde and Shane Mulcahy left the Village team in a comfortable position at the break, hurling well and enjoying a five point lead.
On the restart, Inniscarra hit back after Coleman had added another point to his tally and points from Paul Farmer, Seán O'Donoghue and Tomás O'Connor had the gap down to three points, 0-13 to 0-10, after forty minutes. Inniscarra were playing well this stage and had Blarney clearly rattled but then against the run of play Blarney struck a mortal blow when substitute David Cremen sent a rasping shot from close range to the Inniscarra net. Within minutes, Inniscarra had a great chance of getting a goal in a ferocious scramble at the other end but somehow or other the Blarney defence managed to keep their goal intact and it was another major boost when the ball was eventually cleared to safety. Mark Coleman pointed a 48th minute free to increase the Blarney lead to seven points and it could have become greater but Inniscarra goalkeeper Stephen Horgan made an absolutely superb save from Dan McSweeney two minutes later. Still Blarney were now in control and after adding two further points they struck for a second goal in the 53rd minute, Conor McCarthy the finisher of a chance created by David Dunlea. The outcome was now certain but credit to Inniscarra, they never gave up and were rewarded with two goals very late in the game, Liam Collins and Gerry Roche the scorers.
Scorers: Blarney: M Coleman 0-11 (0-8f), D Cremen and C McCarthy 1-0 each, D Dunlea 0-2, C Forde, D McSweeney, B O'Connell, S Mulcahy, K Cremin 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: D O'Keeffe 0-6 (0-5f), L Collins 1-2, G Roche 1-0, P Farmer, S O'Donoghue, T O'Connor 0-1 each.
Blarney: Conor Murphy; Paul O'Connor, Stephen Sheedy, Wayne Shine: Conor Mc
Carthy, Peter Philpott, Alan McEvoy; Shane Mulcahy, Mark Coleman; Conor Forde, Dan McSweeney, Ray Murphy: David Dunlea, Barra O'Connell, Darragh Kelly. Subs: David Cremen for D Kelly 40, Kevin Cremin for D Cremen 55, Eoin Mullane for C Forde 58, David Sheahan for W Shine 58, Michael J Shine for S Mulcahy 59.
Inniscarra: Stephen Horgan; David O'Carroll, Brian Gould, Brian O'Mahony; Michael Burke, Mark McCarthy, Paul Farmer: Cathal Griffin, Andrew McCarthy: David O'Keeffe, Seán O'Donoghue, Tomás O'Connor: Dylan O'Sullivan, Gerry Roche, Liam Collins. Subs: David Barry for M McCarthy h/t, Conor Barrett for D O'Sullivan h/t, Stephen Dornan for M Burke 39, John O'Donoghue for S O'Donoghue 55.
Referee: Ger Ahern, Cloughduv.

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Semi Finals:
Cloughduv 1-11 Blarney 2-8
Iveleary v Donoughmore
Final: Cloughduv/Blarney v Donoughmore/Iveleary
Blarney 2 – 8 Cloughduv 1 – 11
In a repeat pairing of the A final played four days earlier, Cloughduv and Blarney clashed again in the B semi-final and this time the teams finished all square at Ballincollig.
Cloughduv open the scoring but were rocked by two Blarney goals in the opening 12 minutes. Points from frees by Donal Murphy kept Cloughduv hopes alive and at half time Blarney led by 2-3 to 0-6 and it was still anybody's game. On the restart, Cloughduv had points from Michael Deasy and Patrick Buckley but Blarney replied with a point from Colm Sheehan in the 36rth minute. Donal Murphy gave Cloughduv a major boost with a goal to give them the edge and Pádraig Berhanu added a point on the 40th minute. A Blarney point from Shane O'Keeffe was answered by two points for Cloughduv from Barry Walsh and Sean Flanagan and with a three point lead Cloughduv looked to be on course for victory. Three points from frees in succession for Blarney from Colm Sheehan rescued the day for the men in red and so the sides must meet again.
Blarney: S Jordan: M Phelan, D O'Donovan, P Conway: R O'Driscoll, C O'Mahony, K Bradford: D O'Leary, W Shine: C Sexton, S O'Keeffe, C Sheehan: P Doyle, K Buckley, N Hayes. Subs: D Hyde, M McNamara, B Jordan, C Foley, E Hurley.
Cloughduv: R Conlon: J Murphy, B Creedon, L McCarthy: B Walsh, D Cronin, M Dunne: D McCarthy, P Hinchion: P Grainger, M Deasy, D Dineen: P Berhanu, D Murphy, G Lynch. Subs: P Buckley, D O'Leary, S Flanagan, J Deasy.
Referee: J Kavanagh, Gleann na Laoi.

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Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh who defeated Iveleary in the Muskerry Junior B Football Championship final © Lee Valley Outlook

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship Final

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 5 –9 Iveleary 0 – 6
Beál Átha juniors helped the club supporters to quickly get over the defeat of their intermediate team by inflicting a heavy defeat on fellow parishioner Iveleary in the MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior B football championship final at Macroom in a game played under lights. As the final scoreline suggests, this was a game dominated by the Gaeltacht side who have a very strong panel which has been training diligently all year with the clubs first team.
Iveleary scored first when long serving Dan Kelleher pointed a free but Diarmuid Thompson quickly did likewise for Béal Átha and in the 5th minute billowed the Iveleary net to put his side in the lead. Scores were slow in coming thereafter but Béal Átha were on top and eventually the pressure told. Darren Dineen had a second goal for the winners in the 18th minute and this was followed immediately after by a third goal, this one from the penalty spot, Liam Creedon the scorer. It was 3-3 to 0-1 at half time and on the restart Béal Atha soon added a further two points to their tally. Iveleary, fighting against the tide, did rally and Dan Kelleher had three points before Beal Átha struck again for a fourth goal in the 51st minute from Darren O'Callaghan and Diarmuid Thompson finished the goal fest with a fifth before the end.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: G Ó Muirthille: S Ó Duinnín, D Ó Coill, C Ó Loinsuigh: G Ó Cremín, L Ó Críodáin, D Seartan: E Ó Duinnín, L Ó Coinceannainn: D Ó Duinnín, C Ó Loinsuigh, S Ó Tuama: D MacThomáis, G MacCarthaigh, D Seartan. Fear Ionaid: D Ó Ceallacháin.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: John McNulty, Kevin Hourihan, Mike Cotter: Cian O'Riordan, James O'Leary, Alan O'Brien: Edward Buckley, N O'Leary: Colin Tanner, David Hourihan, Kevin Jones: Dan Kelleher, John M O'Callaghan, James O'Donovan. Subs: B Murphy, D Murphy, Ger O'Donovan, PJ McNulty, P O'Leary, S Dineen.
Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin, Cill na Martra.

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Donoughmore who defeated Grenagh in the Muskerry Junior B Hurling Championship final at Cill na Martra © Lee Valley Outlook

County Junior B Football Championship

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 6-21 Urhan 0-4
(4-6 to 0-3 at half time) was the result in the first round of the County Junior B championship, a competition for divisional Junior B championship winners, and the Ballingeary side should make a bold bid for honours in this competition. Ger McCarthy and Conchuir had two goals each, Diarmuid Thompson and Donagh Shorten a goal apiece in what was a stroll in the park at picturesque Adrigole.

County Board Fixtures –

Subject to change
Friday September 18th
@ Cloughdubh, U-21 'A' HC QF, Newcestown v BLARNEY, 7.30pm
Saturday September 19th
@ Millstreet, IFC QF, Kanturk v CILL na MARTRA, 5.30pm
@ Bantry, J.'A'F.C. QF, UIBH LAOIRE v Urhan, 4.30pm
Friday September 25th
@ Páirc Uí Rinn, PIFC Relegation, Na Piarsaigh v BALLINORA, 6.15pm
Sunday 27th September
@ Brinny, IHC Relegation Playoff, Barryroe v AGHABULLOGUE 2.00pm
@ TBC, IFC SF, Kanturk/Cill na Martra v Mayfield
@ TBC, J 'A' HC SF, CLOUGHDUV v Castlemagner
@ TBC, J 'A' FC SF, Uibh Laoire/Urhan v Ballyclough
Wednesday September 30th
@ Cloughdubh, U-21 'A' H.C. SF, Newcestown/Blarney v Duhallow
Saturday October 3th
@ TBC, PIHC Relegation play-off, Kilworth v INNISCARRA

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Well done to Clondrohid Minors who defeated Tracton in Championship last week on a score line of 3.12 to 4.3. Great performance by all the team. All to play for in the semi final.
The U10s travelled to Kenmare to take part in the ''Mike Maybury '' cup and shield tournament. Clondrohid had two teams entered. Team 1 played in the cup and showed great character but lost out despite their best efforts. Team 2 played in the shield competition and playing outstanding football won all of their games. Rathmore Keel, Miltown, and Kenmare were all victims to the excellent lads and lassies. Having reached the final, Kenmare provided the opposition again, and a big effort was needed in the second half to secure victory as tiredness was now setting in. However they dug deep took their scores and were rewarded with a great win. A sincere word of thanks to Kenmare for a fantastic day, any day a Cork team goes to Kerry and comes away with winning all their games and bringing home a trophy is indeed a great day. Thanks to everyone who travelled. A special word of thanks to the mentors/selectors/trainers who give of their time, also to the parents. Congratulations and well done.
Heartiest congrats to the Cork Ladies Camogie Team who once again showed their mettle in their defeat of a gallant Galway side on a score line of 1 13 to 9 points. Cork, having lost six of their experienced players this year were not expected to be in the final, not alone win so well. All the new players stepped up to the mark and with players like Briege Corkery, Rena Buckley, Gemma O'Connor, Orla Cotter, Ashling Thompson, and many more, you can't go wrong. Good luck to Briege and Rena who will return to Croke Park on Sept 27 for the Ladies Football decider and hopefully collect their 16th All Ireland medals.
Fixtures: The first match in the Junior C Championship takes place this Saturday evening September 19, Dripsey v Clondrohid in Carrigadrohid at 5pm.Your support would be welcome.

Laochra Óg

Friday September 4th U12 hurlers took part in a Poc Fada in Teerbeg. Great attendance and great fun for all involved. Winners: 1st James Slattery. 2nd Brian Healy. 3rd Eoin Healy. Thanks to Michael and Nora McCarthy Glenview Motors and Glenmill Restaurant for the use of their field and facilities.
Saturday September 5th U10 hurlers took part in the Denis Nagle Hurling Tournament in Rathmore. Millstreet v Laochra Óg and Kenmare v Laochra Óg. Two really challenging games that pushed U10s ground hurling skills to the limit. Well done to all the players, a massive display of determination and skill. Thanks to team sponsors Folláin Teo. and to parents/ guardians for making the trip.

Éire Óg

Under 11 Having struggled all year in the under 11 league, fortunes have changed and the team dispatched Bishopstown in a go-games match. Eire Óg went on to play Ballygarvan in their final league game. In what turned out to be a titanic struggle, a superb point by Roisin Murphy late on secured victory. Eire Óg then contested the Mid Cork blitz and defeated Rockbán, Ballincollig and Inniscarra. Score of the day goes to Carrie Staunton whose point secured victory over Inniscarra. Player of the day goes to Sadbh MacGoldrick who was rock solid in every game. She had stiff competition from Kate Healy, Niamh O'Shea, Megan Sheehan, Cait Malone, Carrie Staunton, Muire Sweeney, Roisin Murphy, Roisin Leahy, Ciara Dineen and the super under 10s of Shauna Sheehan, Edel Sheehan and Laoise Murphy.
Under 10 Following on from a great win in the Danielle Forde Cup, the under 10 camogie team completed a superb double by winning the Declan Crowley cup in Ballinhassig. They had preliminary round wins over Valley Rovers, Ballinhassig and Barryroe. They then beat Ballygarvan in a cracking semi-final before dispatching Courcey Rovers in the final. Special mention to Edel Sheehan, Shauna Sheehan, Laoise Murphy and Grainne O'Mahony who were absolute stars on the day but also superb were Maria O'Donovan, Ciara O'Brian, Aine Larkin, Ella Buttimer, Ellen O'Leary, Abigail Mullins, Kate Murphy, Grace O'Brian, Leigh Coakley and Meabh MacGoldrick. The under 10s then went on to play in the Go-Gala final and had a brilliant win over the Barrs. Superb again were Emily Cremin, Rebecca Kearns, Ruby Halligan, Kira O'Leary and Orla Cremin.
U12 The busy Summer for the U12s continues with a one point win against Youghal in the quarter-final. This was a very tough game against the very strong and determined side from East Cork.

Ballincollig Basketball Club Notes

Training Schedule. If anyone would like further information on joining Ballincollig Basketball Club they can contact Ken Quinn on 086/1636035 or Francis O' Sullivan on 087/2532671. Alternatively they can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just come along to a training session to try out the sport. Provisional details of training times for the year ahead are as follows:-
Boys training schedule
Under 9/10: Friday 5-6 pm
Under 11: Thursday 5-6 pm
Under 12: Thursday 6-7 pm
Under 13 Monday 5-6pm & Wednesday 5-6 pm
Under 14 Monday 6-7pm & Wednesday 6-7 pm
Under 16B Thursday 8-9 pm
Under 16A Monday 7-8pm & Wednesday 7-8:15 pm
Under 18 Monday 8-9pm & Wednesday 8:15-9:30 pm
Under 20 Wednesday 8:15-9:30 pm
Division 1 Monday 9-10pm & Thursday 9-10 pm
Ladies training schedule
Under 8: Saturday 10-11 am
Under 10: Saturday 11am-12 pm
Under 12: Saturday 12-1 pm
Under 14: Friday 6-7pm
Under 15: Friday 7-8pm
Under 16: Friday 8-9pm
Under 18: Tuesday 6-7pm
Senior: Tuesday 7-8 pm
Division 1: Tuesday 8-9pm
Development session: Tuesday 5-6 pm

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Lady President, Kay O'Connell, presents her prize to winner, Yvonne Courtney (35), at Macroom Golf Club © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results. Thurs. Sept. 3rd NVB open Singles css 69. 1st.O. Haskett(13) 41pts. 2nd.J Healy(17) 38pts
5/6 Sept Club Singles s/f css 71. 1st K Savage(16) 40pts. 2nd.E Kennedy(11) 40pts. 3rd J Vaughan(24) 39pts
Sept. 10. NBS Open Singles:1st K.Sheehan(3) 41pts 2nd Patrick Fitton(11) 40pts
Sat. Sept. 12. Minor Scratch Cup: 1st F O'Sullivan(21) 85. 2nd D Hegarty(21) 92. Best Nett : D Byrne(25) 69.
Fixtures. Sat. and Sun. 12/13 Club Singles: 1st T Murphy(13) 45pts. 2nd J Nolan(10) 42pts
Tues Seniors. Thurs NBS Open Singles. Fri & Sun Open Singles. Sat Monthly Medal
Ladies' Results. Wed. Aug. 26th Barony Shield. Overall Best Score- Maedhbh Loughrey (27) 37 pts. Lee Valley 1st Roisín Murray (12) 35pts 2nd Shelley Murray (12) 31pts. Muskerry 1st Niamh Foley. (27) 30pts 2nd Siobhán O'Herlihy (8) 29pts. Macroom 1st Aoife Buckley (19) 36pts 2nd Deirdre Galvin (21) 34pts. Overall Club Winner. Macroom 172pts.
Sat. Aug. 29. Lady President's Prize. Winner- Yvonne Courtney (35) net. 2nd - Rose Beamish (15) 71net. Best Gross- Eileen Healy (11) 86. Silver 1st- Mary C Cronin (18) 74net. 2nd Tess Kelleher (17) 75 net On B/9. 3rd Aoife Buckley (19) 75 net. Bronze 1st Maura Forde (24) 73 net. 2nd Diana Barry (23) 74 net 3rd Noreen O'Sullivan (27) 76 net On B/9 4th Sheila O'Connell (25) 76 net 5th Deirdre Galvin (21) 77net Silver F9- Frances Wood (16) 36net B9- Mary Lehane (18) 37net. Bronze F9- Christina Cronin (21) 37.5 net B9- Eileen O'Leary (24) 36 net Best 36- Cait Breathnach 79net Putting- Mary C O'Brien 29putts Nearest the Pin on 2nd -Margaret Walsh 66" Birdies on Par 3's- Frances Wood & Margaret Walsh Visitors- Noreen Moloney (23) Lisselan 75net CSS. 72. Well done to all the winners and thank you Lady President Kay for a most enjoyable day.
Weekly Results -Sun 6th & Wed. 9th 18H S/F. Winner- Ger Galvin (12) 40pts. 2nd- Ber O'Shea (10) 39 pts. On B/9. 3rd- Deirdre Purcell (24) 39pts. 4th- Anne Kelleher (29 37pts. On B/9. CSS. Sun 38pts (70) Wed. 38pts(70).