Typical traffic back up in Macroom – and no end in sight. ©Lee Valley Outlook
Theatre by the Lake Gougane Barra, Thurs 14th – Sun 31st July.
The Aran Islands Thurs 14 – Sat 16
God has no Country Sun. 17
God Bless the Child Tues 19 – Sun 24
The Big Fellow Mon 25 – Sat 30
Máirtín Ó Connor Sun 31
Senior Citizen Fundraising in Fr. Ryan Hall
Coffee Morning Fri Aug 5th at 10.30am.
Social evening Wed Aug 10th
Bring & Buy and Barbeque Fri Aug 19th at 7.30pm
Raffle at the Bring and Buy at 9pm.
Breezie on Wed Aug 24th
Monday Cinema at the Castle Hotel
25th July - The Program 8.30p.m
1st August – The Jungle Book 8.30p.m
8th August – To Kill a Mockingbird 8.30p.m
15th August – Sing Street 8.30p.m.
22nd August – "Mick" 8.30p.m.
29th August – Becoming Zlatan 8.30p.m.
Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela from Sun 17/07/16 to 22/07/16Donoughmore Carnival July 21st to 24th
Donoughmore 7 road race will take place on Friday, July 22.
Comóradh 1916 - 2016 Chill na Martra: 29/07/16 to 31/07/16
Mick Dineen cycle Sun, July 31 at 9.a.m. from Ballingeary G.A.A. pitch
Ballinagree Vintage & Family Fun day Sun Aug 7th
Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run on Fri , 12th Aug at 7.30 pm.
Ted's 9th Opel Vauxhall Run: Aug. 13th from Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom
Crookstown Vintage weekend 13 / 14 August
Coachford Autumn Festival, Aug 18th to 21st
Macroom Library Bridge Group: at Fr. Ryan Hall on Thurs July 14th and subsequent Thursdays at 10a.m.
Gramophone Circle in Fr. Ryan Hall until further notice. Next gathering, Mon. Sept. 9 at 11a.m.
Macroom Library: Closed until further notice.
Briery Gap: Closed until further notice.
Traffic congestion in Main Street, Macroom. ©Lee Valley Outlook
It was with disbelief, gradually turning to despair, that the people of the Lee Valley learned on Monday, July 11 that, yet again, we are designated second class citizens. The promises, the assurances, the vows, that we would have a Macroom bypass this decade have proved as empty and self-serving as pre-election promises ever were. We are not a priority. We may see some allocation of funding after 2021. This despite the fact that our hard earned money has already been paid out and continues to be paid out to landowners along the designated route. And this a decade before a sod might be turned.
The message delivered to Cork County Council by the TII, (what used to be the NRA), was mind blowing. While the Macroom road was included in the capital investment programme 2016 – 2021, leading gullible voters to think this meant real progress, funding had not been allocated. Indeed, the annual allocation for Transport Infrastructure was decreased year on year, from €5m last year to €3.8m for 2016. Cork County has been allocated €9.2m, down from €16.7m in 2015, definitely putting the Rebel County in its place.
To add insult to injury, CII officials advised county councillors to 'exert political pressure to accelerate a budget increase the need for lobbyists was obvious'. This is democracy in action and our new political climate: back to the begging bowl, the protests, the hot air, to get our rights – clean air, freedom of movement, equality. We are reminded again that a definite sign of insanity is to keep repeating the same procedure and expecting a different outcome. We get what we deserve.The people of South Kerry may have a point. They elect politicians who represent them before all else.
French visitors bring their culture to Macroom during the recent Twinning visit ©Lee Valley Outlook
Jean-Pierre Thébault, French Ambassador to Ireland, was invited to the twinning celebration in Macroom as the town marked 36 years of cultural exchange with Bubry, Brittany and 14 years of twinning with Marcallo con Casone, near Milan. 55 international visitors were in the mid-Cork capital July 14 – 18 for the triennial celebration.
Unfortunately, by Friday July 15, when the formal twinning dinner was held in the Castle Hotel, the Ambassador had other things on his mind, as the grim effects of the carnage in Nice became apparent. M. Roger Thomazo, Mayor of Bubry, spoke of the horrors engulfing France and called for a minute's silence in memory of the victims.
Comhaltas musicians entertain visitors from Brittany and Marcallo con Casone ©Lee Valley Outlook
Otherwise, the visit was a great success. In advance of the terror that was to unfold later on Bastille Day, July 14, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann provided a feast of music, song and dance and the many young people who were among the Breton group adapted their traditional dance to Irish music. On Friday, the delegation visited buffalo farms and dairies at Toon's Bridge and Cill na Martra and sampled Irish mozzarella cheese at its best. Later, they were given an insight into the events of 1916 and the fight for Irish freedom and watched the iconic film, Mise Éire. Judging by the wonderful speech given by Sig. Massimo Olivares, mayor of Marcallo con Casone, the Seachtain na Cásca presentation was most impressive. He spoke of the validity of the fight for Irish freedom and of his dream for a better Europe.
Roger Thomazo, Mayor of Bubry; Massimo Olivares, Mayor of Marcallo con Casone; Carla Ferri, Loic Sesquiere and Paul Collins, twinning associations, at Twinning Celebration in Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook
The musicians from Bagad San Ewan and the dancers from Bugale Melrand performed in the Town centre on Saturday, providing entertainment for inhabitants, visitors and bemused motorists caught up in the usual weekend traffic jam. The group went to Gougane Barra on Sunday and afterwards, were treated to a Pig on a Spit at the Macroom G.A.A. grounds.
On Monday morning it was 'Arrivederci' for another three years as Macroom Twinning Association members breathed a sigh of relief at a job well done.
A section of the attendance at the 'Iveleary' Art Exhibition in the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook
Daniel McCarthy was born at Graigue, Inchigeela on August, 5, 1939. He was educated at Inchigeela N.S. and De La Salle, College, Macroom. Qualifying as a master carpenter, he emigrated to Britain and later, to Boston. While in the U.S. Army, he trained as a pilot and, at a later stage, qualified as a renal nurse. While stationed in Germany with the American Air Force, he took up photography and put his camera to good use when home on holiday in Inchigeela. He was advised to always keep negatives carefully sealed in plastic and this care has ensured that his photos from 1960 – 1980 are still crystal clear. Now retired, Daniel lives in Massachusetts and was not in Macroom for the opening of the exhibition.
'Inchigeela', which is on show in the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom up to July 28, includes 62 photographs from Daniel McCarthy's collection. It may be visited Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30a.m. to 5p.m. daily. Admission is free but one may purchase a beautiful catalogue which includes Daniel's autobiography, essays by Bishop John Buckley and Seán O'Sullivan, Iveleary Historical Society and thumbnails of many of the photographs.
This exhibition is a beautifully executed set of images which document a time, a place and a people that we sometimes fear are slipping away. Some of those featured will be seeing their younger selves; others will recognize relatives and neighbours no longer with us.
Proud Iveleary man, Bishop John Buckley, a keen historian and sportsman, performed the official opening of the exhibition. A schoolmate of Dan McCarthy in Inchigeela, he welcomed the international attendance, saying that the photographs celebrate a simple way of life in a parish that boasts the ancient monastic settlement of St. Finbarr and has a proud tradition of football, hurling and bowling.
Arts Officer, Ian McDonagh, expressed pleasure at the variety of exhibitions mounted in the Town Hall Gallery over the past decade. Art, at its best, connects with the community and this exhibition brings us back in time to appreciate simple things – Raleigh bikes, picking blackberries, meeting after Mass, bringing water from the well.
Deputy Mayor Kevin Crowley thanked Ian and curator Norah Norton for having the sensitivity to mount such an exhibition. It preserves memories, generates conversation and is an invaluable fount of information.
Macroom Senior Citizens will this year hold its fund raising events during the month of August, with a variety of events aimed at entertainment, while raising funds to support the different services which are run by the committee. These include Sheltered Housing, Daily Lunch, Meals on Wheels, Chiropody, Care & Repair, Weekly Bingo, Monthly Socials, Summer Outings, Christmas Dinner, Bealtaine Festival, Line Dancing, Art & Craft Classes and Annual Group Holiday. The first event is a Coffee Morning on Friday August 5th in Fr. Ryan Hall at 10.30am. An afternoon Social evening will take place on Wednesday August 10th in Fr. Ryan Hall at 3pm. Music will be provided by The Rambler and admission is €5. The Annual Bring & Buy and Barbeque will take place on Friday August 19th in Fr Ryan Hall, starting at 7.30pm and the Annual Raffle will take place during the Bring and Buy at 9pm. On Wednesday August 24th Shelia Flitton will perform her one woman play entitled Breezie in Fr. Ryan Hall at 8pm and Admission is €7. This play looks at the life of Breezie Gallagher who, for over sixty years, was the sole resident of an Island on Lough Gill, County Sligo. Born in the 1870 s and orphaned in her teens, Breezie's wisdom, robust humour and fierce independence gained her a reputation as healer, wise woman and witch We are asking the public to support our fundraising events.
The show must go on and the Briery Gap is proud to announce that an original musical, produced by Briery Gap, will open on Thursday 13th October at Riverside Park Hotel and will star Patrick Bergin in the role of Dr Philip Cross and involve director, Michael Sheridan and musical director, Alan Kiely.
The plot of the musical is based on the sensational Murder at Shandy Hall, between Coachford and Dripsey, in June 1887. Against the tranquil rural backdrop, a sensational Victorian murder is played out with a potent mix of love, lust, betrayal and ultimately, naked hatred. The entry of a young and beautiful governess into Shandy Hall, the home of retired British Army surgeon Dr Philip Cross, acts as a catalyst for an act of horror that prompts suspicion, an exhumation and a charged courtroom drama that grabs newspaper headlines all over the world.
The cast of real characters includes a cruel killer cloaked in respectability, a beautiful and naive governess; a blameless wife; a brilliant young pathologist; a canny and clever murder detective; two accomplished courtroom adversaries; a caring judge and a notorious hangman. In addition, there is a myriad of supporting cast of servants, villagers, neighbours and witnesses in the investigation and trial, underscored by great songs and music.
Michael Sheridan's best- selling book, Murder At Shandy Hall, has been adapted to the stage by the author with music and lyrics by local singer- songwriter Alan Kiely and Cork native Kevin Connolly with the support and encouragement of Briery Gap artistic director, Ann Dunne and the Board of the iconic Arts Centre. The concept was developed by Alan Kiely with the intention that the musicians and cast would be drawn from the very locality in which the real life story was set and to bring to life a drama with universal themes which was embedded in the history of the area. The cast will include actors from Coachford, Dripsey, the Briery Gap Players and a fantastic group of Cork musicians.
Open Auditions for Cast and Chorus will be held on Sunday 7th August at 8.30pm. Enquiries: Ann Dunne 087 2755080.
Venue: Riverside Park Hotel Macroom.
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan in concert. 17th September at 8:30pm – Irish folk legends return to Macroom with all their hits! Tickets €20
Conal Gallen - 24th September at 8:30pm – A King on the Irish comedy scene, laughter galore is a guarantee. Tickets €25
Shawn Cuddy & Friends Concert - 8th October at 8:30pm – The cream of Irish Country featuring Shawn Cuddy, Kathy Durkin & Richie Kavanagh. Tickets €20.
Murder at Shandy Hall – The Musical. Opening on Thursday October 13th. Ireland's first Musical Murder Mystery, not to be missed. Tickets for these events will be on sale in the coming weeks, please visit our website www.brierygap.ie and our social media pages for updates.
25th July - The Program Based on former cyclist Lance Armstrong, starring Ben Foster & Chris O' Dowd
1st August – The Jungle Book One of the films of the year featuring the voices of Bill Murray & Idris Elba
8th August – To Kill a Mockingbird A classic starring Oscar winner Gregory Peck
15th August – Sing Street New Irish hit directed by John Carney
22nd August – "Mick" A local documentary remembering Michael Collins
29th August – Becoming Zlatan Documentary on soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović
Admission to each film €5, all screenings at 8:30pm. Free nibbles courtesy of SuperValu. Please see website for further information.
The British Ambassador to Ireland at a recent wreath laying at the grave of Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG at Aghina Graveyard. ©Peter Scanlan Photography
Theatre by the Lake Gougane Barra, Thursday 14th - Sunday 31st July. Three weeks of theatre and music by the beautiful Gougane Barra lake.
Donoughmore's 47th Carnival takes place from the 21st to 24th July. It includes amusements, shopping for fresh local produce, arts and crafts, street entertainment, sports activities, and various performances by local creative artists.
Donoughmore 7 road race will take place on Friday, July 22.
Comóradh 1916 - 2016 Chill na Martra: Cumann Peile Cill na Martra will present a weekend event featuring lectures, an exhibition, the unveiling of memorial plaques and a Gaelic Football blitz involving the Irish Army, An Gardaí Síochána, P.S.N.I., German Army and the NYPD/ American Army. Descendants of Cill na Martra Volunteers will be invited and a booklet will be published. It all happens at Páirc Uí Chuana GAA Pitch, Cill na Martra -29/07/16 to 31/07/16
Mick Dineen cycle on Sunday, July 31, August Bank Holiday weekend, from Ballingeary G.A.A. pitch at 9a.m. Leisure cycle with backup and refreshments. 100km and 135km routes
Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run on Friday, 12th August at 7.30 pm. Registration at Kilmichael GAA grounds Annahala from 6.15 pm onwards. Registration €10 each or €20 family.
Monthly Gramophone Circle, due to the closure of Macroom library, will be held in Fr. Ryan Hall until further notice. The first gathering of the new season is on Monday, September 9 at 11a.m. Eileen Hackett is presenter.
Macroom Library remains closed due to the fire in the Briery Gap complex. Efforts are underway to provide library services, albeit in a limited capacity, at an alternative location. In the meantime, some of the services previously available at the library are located in Fr. Ryan Hall, while members of Macroom Library may use their card in other branches throughout the county. Fines will not be levied on books on loan from Macroom Library during the breakdown in services.
De la Salle Corn Uí Mhuirí grouping. For the 2016/2017 Munster Colleges Senior A football championship, the Macroom school is drawn with Hamilton High School, Bandon and St. Brendans, Killarney, Hogan Cup and Corn Uí Mhuirí champions from last year.
Wreath laying. Dominick John Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland, recently visited Aghina cemetery to lay a wreath at the grave of Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG. Also in attendance were Michael Murphy, President of UCC; John Fitzgerald, Director of Information Services UCC; members of the Southerland Family; members of the 8th Field Artillery Retired Officers' Club, Ballincollig and members of Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association.
Hospital Presentation. A cheque, proceeds of local fundraising, was presented to representatives of Macroom Community Hospital recently in the Laine Bar, Ballinagree. Present on the occasion were Louise O'Regan, Ann Carroll, Helen Kelleher, Catherine Coughlan, Bernie Buckley (matron of Macroom Community Hospital), Michael O'Regan & Denis Murphy.
Aghinagh Lotto 10/07/2016: Jackpot €1,000. Numbers drawn 03, 13 & 18.. No winner. €50 Claire Ambrose, Cahirbaroule €20 Ned Hubbard, Incheale, Gerard O'Brien, Anvil Bar, Rylane, John O'Mahony, Tulltrada, Macroom and Theresa O'Donoghue, Carrigagulla.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: 6/7/16 €70 Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahorna €20 Kathleen O'Leary, c/o Spillanes. Linda Long, 16 Oakwood, Macroom. Aidan O'Brien, Clondrohid. Siobhan & Ambrose Kelleher, Ballinagree
13/7/16; €70 Darren Dineen, 10 The Terrace €20 each Catherine Creedon, The P.O., Inchigeela. John Casey, Rusheen. C. Looney, Sleaveen. John O'Shea, Kilgobnet.
Next Week's Jackpot €2,800.
Kilmichael GAA Lotto 10th July, 2016. Numbers: 3 - 9 - 29 -36. No winner. €50 Finbarr Kelly, Gneeves €25 Abigail Murray, Rea Martina Hallahan, Moneycusker Nathan Crowley, Knockduff, Dunmanway
17th July, 2016 Numbers: 19 - 20 - 22 – 27. No winner. €50 Cara Hennigan, Moneycusker
€25 Tim O'Riordan, Carrignacurra Noel McDonagh, c/o Jerry Masters Brian Lehane, Dromcarra
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 05/07/2016-Jackpot €9800. Winning Numbers 4-10-12 No Winner. €70 Cian Cotter, Dripsey €20 each Patsy O'Leary, c/o McCarthy's Newsagents, Macroom. Elizabeth Kelleher, Tarelton. Trish Daly. 9 Millbrook Close. Olive O'Sullivan. 3 The Glebe, Coachford. Collette O'Donoghue, Masseytown,
12/07/2106 - Jackpot €10,000. Winning Numbers 15-27-30- No Winner - €70 Pat Crowley, The Hermitage €20 Peggy O'Connell, Railway View. Marie Ambrose, Rusheen. Hughie Kelleher, New Streeet, . Paul Long, New Street. Noreen Brennan, Town Hall.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 11/7/2016.Jackpot: €5,600. Numbers Drawn: 13 – 14 – 25. No Winner. €40 J.T. Roche, €20 Deirdre Cotter, Olive & Owen, T.J. O'Sullivan, Derry O'Connell (Yearly Ticket).
18/7/2016. Jackpot: €5,800. Numbers Drawn: 5 – 12 – 21. No Winner. €40 Finola Murphy, €20 Orla Manley, Martin Holmes, Paco, Conor Healy.
Cill na Martra GAA will honour the 22 Volunteers who marched to Carraig an Ime from the Gaeltacht village on Easter Sunday 1916 during an inclusive weekend, July 28 – 31. The attention-catching part of procedures is the inclusion of the British Army and the P.S.N.I. in a football blitz throughout the weekend, signifying that this rural community is willing to move on in a spirit of open-mindedness and reconciliation.
The weekend events feature lectures, an exhibition of artefacts including copies of letters written home from Richmond and Frongoch by Volunteers Dan Farmer Harrington and John O'Riordan; the unveiling of memorial plaques and a Gaelic Football 9 a side blitz involving the Irish Army, the British Army, An Garda Síochána and the P.S.N.I. at Páirc Uí Chuana. Descendants of Cill na Martra Volunteers will be invited to attend Mass at 11.30 on Sunday and then parade to Páirc Uí Chuana for the unveiling of plaques, speeches and refreshments.
The weekend, Comóradh 1916 – 2016, will be held in conjunction with Comóradh Sheáin Uí Shíocháin and will include a feast of music of various traditions, solo music and singing competitions. Local poet, Johnny Browne, who, because of his job with the British civil service was conscripted for action in the First World War, will be remembered. He wrote The Kilnamartyra Exile, made famous by Seán Ó Síochain and The Trip to Gougane, mentioning many local families.
Music and dancing will be in a spacious marquee. It will include a disco, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, the Hillbillies and much more.
Historian, Michael Galvin, keynote speaker on 'Women's Rights – The Long Struggle', with Joe Creedon at Daniel Corkery Summer School ©Lee Valley Outlook
The 21st Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela runs until Friday, July 22. The theme is "Women in Revolution" and it opened at Creedon's Hotelon Sunday, 17/07/16 with historian, Michal Galvin, delivering the keynote lecture, "Women's Rights – The Long Struggle". It was a well-researched, erudite, entertaining presentation, with Michael tracing misogyny and suppression of women back to the cavemen. While some progress has been made in Europe and America during the past two centuries, the lecture argued that it was much too slow and half-hearted. Kenneth Williams spoke on Tuesday on Women in the Medieval Period". Text and Translation workshops will deal with "An Chailleach Béarra". The summer school includes art exhibitions, art workshops, poetry reading, choral workshop and regular sing songs.
Theatre by the Lake in Gougane Barra until July 31 ©Lee Valley Outlook
Theatre goers were delighted with the news that the annual Theatre by the Lake presentation was to return to Gougane Barra in 2016 after a few years' absence. And particularly, since the Briery Gap in Macroom had to close down due to fire. Everyone who has attended a show in Gougane delighted in the intimate setting, with the audience part of the drama. The choice of events over the years has been eclectic, ranging from The Tailor and Antsy, to Tom Crean, to The Matchmaker, to Faulty Towers.
The 2016 programme started on July 14 in a new, 'star-studded' marquee. The Aran Islands, the haunting work based on the journals of John MillingtonSynge, was the opening show. Beautifully presented, this one man show was evidence of where the playwright got the inspiration for his classic plays. The story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, the Irish priest credited with saving the lives of many Jews during World War 11 got a one night showing. Frank O'Connor's short story, God bless the Child, is adapted for stage by Pat Talbot and should prove highly entertaining July 19 – 24. The Big Fellow, a new play based on Frank O'Connor's biography of Michael Collins, runs from Monday to Saturday, July 25 – 30 and the series concludes with a traditional concert with TG4 Gradam Cheoil Winner 2015, Mairtíin O' Connor and friends – Colm Murphy, Conal Ó Grada and Nell Ní Chróinín – on Sunday, July 31.
The extended Creedon family at the launch of an Art Exhibition of the work of Margaret Creedon O'Shea at Daniel Corkery Summer School ©Lee Valley Outlook
Inchigeela hosted the Salmon Fry Festival in May, with students and community members releasing young salmon into the River Lee at The Island, Inchigeela. This occasion was the culmination of projects by Streamscapes organisation in National Schools at Ballingeary, Inchigeela, Canovee and Clondrohid, which involved field trips to their nearest streams – all part of the River Lee catchment. Participants gathered in Inchigeela Parish Hall to view artworks for the project, created by children at the four participating schools. Later, Joe Creedon of Creedon's Hotel entertained the crowd at The Island with stories from the Lee about St. Finbarr's retreat in Gougane and how Lough Allua was formed. This series of events was inspired by the film 'River Runner' by Declan O'Mahony and Bia Gleann na Laoi's 'Salmon Come Back!' campaign. A project booklet, 'StreamScapes Lee - Source to Sea', was also launched on the day, now available from Fred La Haye (Bia Gleann na Laoi) 086 8770050. Further details also from Mark Boyden, Streamscapes
Off to a wet start in the 2016 Liz Lucey Run in Inchigeela ©Lee Valley Outlook
Striking Gold. Congratulations from all in Clondrohid G.A.A. and Clondrohid Parish to Olive Loughnane who collected her belated gold medal in Amsterdam recently. Well done and enjoy the occasion.
Pigrimage to Knock: will take place on Monday Aug 15. Bus will leave Ballyvourney at 7am and Clondrohid Church car park at 7.15am. Contact Mary Twomey on 0863299375 for more info.
Carriganima Mass: The 10 am Sunday Mass in Carriganima will be discontinued from July 31 to Sept 4, both dates inclusive. The Mass will be resumed again on September 11.
Ballinagree vintage and family fun day: Will take place on Sunday August 7. Everyone welcome.
The bride and her attendants arrive in style for the Wedding of the Year at the Bell Inn Clondrohid. ©Connie Cronin Photography
The Bell Inn, Clondrohid was recently the setting for a hilarious fundraising event, the 2016 Wedding of the Year. All proceeds go to Macroom Hospital and St. Colman's House.
Like all big weddings, long hours of preparation and much planning went into the event. A committee was set up to organise the ceremony and they left no stone unturned to ensure that everything ran smoothly, or comically at least!
A great crowd turned out in glorious sunshine for the nuptials. The radiant bride, Angie McCarthy, and her attendants: Matron of Honour, Mags O'Leary and Bridesmaids, Lisa Lyons, Deirdre McCarthy, Sharon Murray, Mary McCarthy and Noelle O' Sullivan, arrived in style – on a tractor and trailer driven by Con O'Leary. Officiating clergyman was Pastor Donal from Jamaica, better known as Dan Hickey. The debonair groom, Gene McCarthy, was supported by Bestma, Michael Creed and Groomsmen, Tim Crowley, Paul Burke, Daniel O'Mahony and Conor O' Leary.
Mother and Father of the Bride were Con and Sheila Casey and Tadhg and Maura Dineen were Mother and Father of the Groom. Protest and objections came from the beautifully dressed James O'Connell and Mark O'Sullivan.
A very enjoyable and entertaining evening was had by all and sincere thanks go to all who helped in any way to make it a successful fundraiser for a worthy cause.
At fundraiser for MND at Dromey's, Dromcarra, Mary Noonan, Catherine O'Connor and Anne O'Mahony. ©Lee Valley Outlook
Cuireadh Dáimhscoil Mhúscraí 2016 ar ceal de bharr báis Monsignor Pádraig Ó Fiannachta, iar-Uachtarán na Dáimhscoile. Bhí se le bheith ar siúl san Abbey Hotel i mBaile Mhúirne ar and Satharn, 16ú Iúil. Rithfear anois é san fhómhar.
Bhí Monsignor Ó Fiannachta ina Uachtarán ar Mhá Nuat tráth agus, ina dhiaidh sin, ina shagart paróiste sa Daingean ar feadh cúig bliana déag. Bhí an-shuim aige riamh sa Ghaoluinn agus sa bhfilíocht. Bhí cónaí air i nDíseart agus d'éag sé in ospidéal na Daingne. Go raibh aige leaba i measc na Naomh.
Pints turn into Perms. It once was the home of the session, the craic, the banter and a place where, over the years, hundreds of people met and shared a drink and a laugh. But two and a half years ago Hogan's Bar closed and has remained empty and unused since. The licence sold; it was never going to open as a Bar again , well not one selling drink anyway. But lo and behold it is to open once again as a Hair and Beauty Salon. Yes, from today onwards, hair tonic replaces Gin & Tonic and a nail bar will take over from a public bar. Mary Sheehan and Maeve Barrett will open the Coachford Hair and Beauty Salon and will be hoping for huge crowds to come along and experience all they have on offer. "It's very exciting to be opening this new venture and we have loads of people to thank for helping us to get to this stage." said Mary Sheehan. "I have to say I have very fond memories of this place when it was a bar but I never thought I'd be back here offering beauty treatments to new and old customers".
Griffins for CPR. Griffins Garden Centre is all about life and on Saturday July 16th the award winning Garden centre hosted a CPR training Day. The training was part of National CPR Day and was free of charge. This is just one of a series of Demonstrations and events that are taking place right throughout the summer at Griffins.
Coachford Autumn Festival. Things are hotting up for the 7th Annual Coachford Autumn Festival. The line-up for the Rising Stars talent competition on Thursday, August 18th is almost finalized and it looks like it's going to be a terrific night's entertainment with bands, groups, individual singers, musicians, dancers and storytellers taking to stage to wow the audience with their talents.
The organisers are preparing for a big entry into this year's 5 Mile Road Race on Friday August 19th. All the proceeds from the 2016 run are going to Marymount Hospice to support the great work that they are doing there and to help fund the Community Palliative Care Service. This year the race is being dragged into the 21st century by introducing Chip Timing. This system will enable accurate results to be produced very quickly after the race and competitors can access these almost immediately. Other additions to this year's race are expanded categories including First family home and team winners, increased prizes, superb after race refreshments, rub downs available after the run and dressing room and shower facilities available on site.
One of the race organisers for the last three years, Olive Loughnane, collected her 2009 World Championship Gold Medal this month and Coachford Autumn Festival, Community Council and other organisations are going to honour Olive after the race on August 19th.Everyone is invited to come along to celebrate the country's fourth World Champion in Athletics and get your photograph taken with the Gold Medal.
The Annual High Nelly Race around Coachford and Dripsey takes place again this year on Saturday August 20th with another huge entry expected. The run kicks off at 5pm and all genuine High Nelly Bikes are welcome. Saturday also sees the gathering of Pooches, Purebreds and Mongrels for the Annual Dog Show. This event is one of the loveliest and friendliest of the festival. Proud owners will display their beloved pets and among the more traditional prizes there are also categories for best dressed dog and the one with the waggiest tail. The Dog Show takes place at 7pm at the GAA Grounds in Coachford.
The entries for the Queen of the Festival are almost complete and it looks like we'll have a great variety this year. The process of picking the 2016 Queen has changed slightly. This year the Judges will have a lot more input into picking the winner with the audience votes accounting for a smaller percentage of the overall marks. The Queen of the Festival competition 2017 will raise funds for Marymount Hospice and local Charities and we'd love to see a huge crowd come along and support the event and the contestants. There will be a full bar on site and a wonderful Disco afterwards with one of the best up and coming DJs in the County.
Sunday August 21st is the big event of this year's festival with 'Something for Everyone' the central theme. And when you come along pt the show you will not be disappointed. The Festival organisers have made sure that all the family is catered for and that everyone will find fantastic things to see and take part in during the day. One of the County's biggest Vintage and Classic Car displays is at the Coachford Autumn Festival. This year the Broomhill Vintage Club are planning a huge Birthday celebration for three iconic vehicles; The 50th anniversary of the wonderful Mk 2 Cortina, and the 50th & 70thanniversaries of the introduction to Ireland of the John Deere and Zetor tractors. During the day these vehicles will be on display along with many more wonderful cars and Tractors. " we have a really packed day" Says Jeremiah O'Sullivan, Festival Chairman, " our biggest challenge is fitting it all in! We have loads on offer for families and especially children of all ages. We have Face painting, Zorb Soccer, Cross Bar Challenge, Hurling Target, Children's Sports, Mini Funfair, Pets Corner and Egg throwing. All of us involved in the festival are only too aware how days out like these can be costly but we are adamant that families find our festival affordable and good value for money so Children are free and adults are only €8 and we have lots on offer also for mums and dads like the Fittest Family competition, Farmers market, Trade Stands, Model Toy Show, Bonny Baby contest and Tractor Building, including for the first time ever the Coachford ladies Tractor Building team. Another first this year is the 'Wife Carrying' contest. It doesn't have to be your own wife but it must be someone's wife that you are carrying in the race. It should be a lot of fun." The organisers would like to thank all their sponsors who have helped to make this festival one of the most enjoyable events of the year. All proceeds of this year's event will go to Marymount Hospice, Suicide Aware and local Charities. For further information contact 086 80 300 86. Or for information on trade stands contact Tadgh on 0872426343
Berrings Community Association /Berrings Tidy Towns continues to work for the community.
Anti-Litter Challenge. Berrings village participated in the 2016 Anti-Litter challenge. We would like to thank everyone who assisted us in keeping Berrings litter free.
Art Work. An unique piece of art work was erected recently in the village and is featured prominently at Berrings Cross. It was designed and made by Michael Looney, Meenachoney, Donoughmore and was painted by local artist, Yvonne Heelan.
Community Library. Since the introduction of the Community Library, we have seen a large turnover of books and is a popular feature with both children and adults in the area.
Crossroad Dancing. Dancing is in full swing on Saturday nights 8.30 - 10.30 pm until the end of August in the outdoor marquee at Berrings Cross, adjacent to the pub, (weather dependant) otherwise it is held in the school hall. Everyone is welcome to join.
It's carnival time in Donoughmore. The 47th Carnival is starting on Thursday night, July 21st and runs to Sunday night. We have a jam packed program full of events and entertainment for everyone. Back by popular demand is the BBQ which will be held on Sunday evening at 4pm to 6pm. Music entertainment by Free Beer.
A must is the launch of our Local Cookery Book at 8.30pm Saturday night. Cheese & wine reception with delicious tasters from recipes in the book served. The 'Ttitle of the Cookery Book' Competition winner will be revealed and also, the 'Design a Book Mark Competition' winners will be announced. The cookery book will be on sale the weekend of the carnival. It's priced at €13 and 2 for €25. A must have in every house.
Super Bingo is on Sunday night at 8pm, Guaranteed jackpot of €200 will be paid out. Refreshments served. Also we have our annual carnival raffle tickets on sale at Peg's and Jamesie's and at the carnival. Amusements & 5 Star Catering every night
Donoughmore Macra. Congratulations to club member Brian O'Reilly, who won the national title for Senior Dairy Stock Judging at the Irish Holstein Friesian Association open day in County Galway. Congratulations to club member Edel O'Connell, representing Kerry Macra, who won the U23 Dairy Stock Judging title. Also well done to Diarmuid Lee who represented Muskerry in the U23 section. Lorcan Collins from Donoughmore Macra represented Muskerry at the young farmer of the year competition. The interview took place in Moore Park and results will be known later in the year. Members attended Terelton Macra's know your neighbour event and had a great evening. The club will be headed to Lahinch on the 27th of August for a night away.
Donoughmore Macra are looking forward to the 47th Annual Donoughmore Carnival which runs from Thursday 21st to Sunday 23rd. On Saturday night members will flex their muscles in the local Tug of War competition, followed by a social night for members. On Sunday, Donoughmore Macra annual Know Your Neighbour event will take place with side shows for all the family on the field as part of the Carnival. All profits raised will go to the running of the community facilities in Donoughmore which the Macra club make great use of throughout the year.
Donoughmore Macra had a great night at the Planet Blackpool where members enjoyed bowling as part of our weekly sports night. Sports night continues every Tuesday night. All are welcome. Please contact any club member for details or see our Facebook page. Donoughmore Macra are looking forward to a club trip to Co Clare on August 27thwhich will involve paintballing and a social night out afterwards in Lahinch. Places are limited so please get in touch as soon as possible to 0872231538.
Fallen by Lia Mills
Spring, 1915. Katie Crilly gets the news she dreaded: her beloved twin brother, Liam, has been killed on the Western Front. A year later, when her home city of Dublin is suddenly engulfed in violence, Katie finds herself torn by conflicting emotions. Taking refuge in the home of a friend, she meets Hubie Wilson, a friend of Liam's from the Front. There unfolds a remarkable encounter between two young people, both wounded and trying to imagine a new life.
Available now in Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop €11.00
Gardaí at Macroom Garda station would like to advise householders to take steps to protect themselves and their property, especially during the busy summer period. Please keep in mind the following crime prevention safety advice.
• Make your home look occupied
• Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries
• Trusted neighbours or family members may be able to help you by collecting post, opening and closing curtains, or park their car in your driveway.
• Avoid discussing holiday plans where strangers may hear details of your absence from home
• Don't let people know your home will be vacant by discussing your holiday on social media, do it when you're back
• Leave important documents and valuable items with other family members or a bank. Alternatively, lock them in a safe.
• Do not put your home address on your luggage when you are travelling to your holiday destination. A work address will suffice if you want to label your luggage.
• If you normally leave valuable bicycles or similar items in your shed, consider putting them in the house.
• Make sure that you lock all outside doors and windows and turn on your alarm and also lock all outdoor sheds.
• Secure all doors and windows
• Light up your home, use timer switches when out
• Store keys safely and away from windows and letterboxes
• Record details of valuables and don't keep large sums of cash at home
• Use your alarm, even when at home
• Be alert
• Keep your doors locked
• Keep your distance
• Do not get 'boxed' in
• Do not open windows to unknowns
• Always lock the car. After activating the alarm, manually check that the car is locked
• Do not leave property on display in vehicle; take it with you or lock in boot, out of sight, prior to leaving home.
• Avoid parking in isolated areas
• At night time, park in well-lit locations.
•Appealing a Planning Decision
A Cork couple recently succeeded in overturning a decision of An Bord Pleanala for a decision to grant planning permission for a wind farm near their home. The developer, Cleanrath Windfarm Ltd. was initially refused planning permission to construct 11 turbines up to a height of 126m, and other structures, including an 85m meteorological mast, at Cleanrath, Co. Cork by Cork County Council, only for the decision to be overturned later by An Bord Pleanala. The couple then initiated judicial proceedings in the High Court against the decision of An Bord Pleanala and succeeded and the decision was overturned once more.
If you wish to lodge a planning appeal against a decision of a local authority, there are very strict rules and common pitfalls to avoid. For the purposes of this article I will speak about lodging an appeal against the decision of a Local Authority to grant or deny planning permission.
Once a decision has been made by a Planning Authority against a refusal to grant you planning permission or conditions attached to your permission or appeal against a decision to give someone else planning permission, an effected party may appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanala within four weeks of the decision being made. In relation to an appeal to give someone planning permission you must have made a written submission or observation to the Planning Authority on the relevant application.
The law also allows a person to appeal a decision that is the subject of the planning permission, and who did not make objections or submissions in the original planning application, where a person;
• has an interest in land adjoining land in respect to the application site,
• shows that the decision of the Planning Authority to grant permission will differ materially from the application for permission because of conditions imposed, and
• shows that the conditions imposed will materially affect the applicant's enjoyment of land or reduce the value of the land.
To do this you must apply for leave to appeal first. A high percentage of applications for leave to appeal fail because the applicant for leave to appeal does not satisfy the Board that he or she complies with the requirements above.
Like a planning appeal, the person seeking leave to appeal must state his or her name and address, the grounds on which he or she is basing the leave to appeal, a description of his or her interest in the land and attach the correct fee.
Lodging an appeal is quite technical and in all circumstances, it is appropriate to seek expert legal and engineering advice to ensure that the formalities of the appeal are complied with. Non-compliance will result in an invalid appeal. The requirements for an appeal are contained in the Planning Acts and most of the requirements are mandatory, meaning failure to comply will be fatal and your appeal will not be dealt with.
In order to properly lodge an appeal, the following steps must be taken:-
1. The appeal must be in writing
2. It must state the name and address of the appellant or the person making the referral and not the person acting on his or her behalf
3. It must detail the subject matter of the appeal or referral
4. It must set out the full grounds of the appeal or referral and the reasons, considerations and arguments on which they are based
5. If observations and submissions are made in relation to the original Planning Authority application, then the Planning Authority's acknowledgement of receipt of the submission must be included
6. The appropriate fee must be enclosed
7. Finally, it must be ensured that the application is made within the specified period, which is four weeks, of the decision being made. An application should be sent by pre-paid post to the Board or by leaving it with an employee of the Board during office hours. It is not sufficient to email and/or fax the application or leave it at the Board office outside of office hours.
A valid appellant may request an oral hearing on payment of an additional fee. An Bord Pleanala will only grant an oral hearing in cases particularly complex or significant or that have significant national or local issues involved. An Bord Pleanala aims to make a decision within 18 weeks. If this is not possible, it will inform all parties concerned.
In general, An Bord Pleanala has a number of options:
1. Grant Planning Permission
2) Grant Planning Permission with conditions or
3) Refuse Planning Permission.
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.
This weekend (Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July), Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club will host its Annual Vintage Show in the car park of Ballincollig Shopping Centre. This year's beneficiary is Oglaigh Naisiunta na hEireann Teoranta / Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women, the Mick McEvoy Branch Ballincollig.
The two day event will see the popular club, which caters for classic car owners in the Ballincollig and surrounding areas including Cork City, welcome classic cars from all different vintage districts, competing for prizes and the title of Oldest Car, Car of the Show, Longest Travelled, Best Car Club, Best Non-Club Car, Best Motorbike, and Best Tractor.
As a prelude to the festival, a vintage bicycle run will take place at 8pm this Friday 22nd July which will be followed by music and entertainment.
Registration opens at 11am on Saturday, with a parade of cars at 12pm, and the official opening at 2pm by Sean Donlon of C103.
On Sunday, registration opens at 1pm followed by a dog show at 3pm; with the prize giving scheduled for 4.30pm.
Kevin McSweeney, Chairman of Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club said "Our annual two day event is always an extremely popular one, with impressive displays of vintage vehicles – both two and four wheeled or all sizes. It's a great family friendly event with music and entertainment every day, as well as face painters and clowns, so we're encouraging people to come along and join the fun, and help us support the the Mick McEvoy Branch of the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women."
Posters & Timetable below/attached
Friday 22th July
8pm Vintage Bicycle Run, Registration 7:30pm
followed by Music/Entertainment
Saturday 23rd July
11am Registration Open
11:30am Assemble @ Crowley's Funeral Home
12pm Parade of Cars
2pm Official Opening by Sean Donlon C103FM
Sunday 24th July
1pm Registration Open
3pm Dog Show
4pm Prizegiving followed by Raffle
Our Senior county GAA teams enjoyed mixed results recently with wins for the Footballers, both male and female; a loss followed by a win for the Camogie champions and a final loss for the hurlers, who are now out of the 2016 championship, while the other three teams are still in the mix.
Damien Murray, Briege, Rena, Lea West, Aoife Murray and Paudie Murray after Cork v Clare Camogie match ©Michael Corkery
Camogie Champions in All Ireland Semi-final
Wexford 1 9 Cork 0 9
Cork 3 17 Limerick 1 9
Cork, along with Galway, winners of Group 2, are now through to the All-Ireland semi-finals which will be broadcast live on RTÉ One on Saturday, August 13th from Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Meanwhile, the Quarter-Finals will be contested by Kilkenny v Offaly & Wexford v Tipperary on Saturday, July 30th.
All Ireland champions, Cork, duplicating the fate of Cork Senior Men's hurling team, lost out to Wexford in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Group 1 game on July 9. The results brought the Model County women level with Cork at the top of the table and they were joined by Offaly when they overcame Limerick.
In the match against Wexford, Orla Cotter (0-4) opened the scoring for Paudie Murray's women but it was nip and tuck throughout. Losing captain, Ashling Thompson, for a second yellow card offence in the 55th minute, with her side trailing by a point, was a serious blow. Amy O'Connor equalised from a free but then Leacy found the net for the clincher. Cork Scorers: O. Cotter 0-04, A. Thompson 0-01, H. Looney 0-01, K. Mackey 0-01, A. O'Connor 0-01, E. O'Sullivan 0-01.
On Saturday, July 16, in Group 1, three teams finished on 12 points with four wins each but it is All-Ireland champions Cork who advance to the last four directly after their 3-17 to 1-9 defeat of Limerick at CIT grounds. There was little in it at half time, Limerick trailing by just 0-11 to 1-5. Katrina Mackey, Ashling Thompson and Orla Cotter were among the point-scorers, with Thompson in outstanding form in the middle of the field. Amy O'Connor's directness paid off with two goals and Cotter also found the net as Paudie Murray's outfit streaked clear by 3-17 to 1-9.
Cork Senior Ladies football team, winners of 2016 Munster Final over Kerry ©Michael Corkery
Cork 2-8 Kerry 0-7.
Cork regained the TG4 Munster ladies senior football crown when defeating last year's winners, Kerry, convincingly in Killarney. While having lost out to Kerry in the round-robin stages of the provincial competition, the Rebels were determined to avenge their defeat and claim their 11th Munster crown since 2004. The sides were level at 0-4 apiece in the first quarter. Then Cork took off, to establish a 1-5 to 0-4 interval lead. The second half opened with a Cork point and then Rena Buckley converted a penalty for Cork's second goal. This was Rena's first penalty goa. She had a very busy weekend, playing with Cork camogie team the previous day. The defenders held Kerry to just three points in the second half, to claim provincial honours again and the Dairygold Cup, to add to their Lidl Division 1 League crown.
Scorers for Cork: Orlagh Finn 1 – 6; Rena Buckley 1 -0; Orla Cotter and Briege Corkery 0 – 1 each.
Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery, Angela Walsh, Brid Stack and Deirdre O'Reilly celebrate Cork's Munster final win. ©Michael Corkery
Cork 2-12 Limerick 0-10
After their shock defeat by Tipperary in the Munster semi-final, Cork made no mistake in the recent qualifier against Limerick. Goals in each half from young full-forward Peter Kelleher and Kerrigan helped ease Cork to an eight-point win. The Kilmichael man scored a goal, could have had two more, and was a constant threat.
Cork 2-9 Longford 1-6
Cork footballers passed another test when they defeated Longford in the All-Ireland senior football qualifier Round 3B match on July 16. They overcame a four-point interval deficit with a much improved display in the second-half, though losing James Loughrey to a red card in the 53rd minute at Pearse Park. With Cork failing to score after the 10th minute in the first-half, Longford went in at half-time in high spirits. But Cork emerged to produce a more formidable showing in the second-half, aided by the contributions of substitutes Seán Powter, Patrick Kelly and Colm O'Neill, while Longford ran out of steam.
Scorers for Cork: Colm O'Neill 1-1, Ian Maguire 1-0, Mark Collins, Paul Kerrigan 0-2 each, James Loughrey, John O'Rourke, Michael Hurley, Patrick Kelly 0-1 each.
Cork Ryan Price (O'Donovan Rossa) Colm O'Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh) Eoin Cadogan (Douglas) Noel Galvin (Ballincollig) Brian O'Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh) James Loughrey (Mallow) Tomas Clancy (Fermoy) Alan O'Connor (St Colum's) Ian Maguire (St Finbarr's) Kevin O'Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh) Mark Collins (Castlehaven) Michael Hurley (Castlehaven) Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg) Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael) Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers)
Wexford 0 –23 Cork 1 – 17
Cork Senior hurlers went out of the 2016 championship with scarcely a whimper. It was an unedifying display of lethargy and lack of their usual skill that saw Cork lose to Wexford for the first time since 1956. We need to revive the memory of the heroes of the past: Christy Ring. Jimmy Barry Murphy, Seanie Barry et al, to renew some pride in Cork hurling.
CORK: A. Nash; M. Ellis, D. Cahalane, K. Burke; A. Walsh, C. Joyce, C. Murphy; W. Egan, B. Cooper; L. O'Farrell, S. Harnedy (c), J. Cronin; A. Cadogan, P. Horgan, C. Lehane. Subs for Cork: C. O'Sullivan (h-t); D. Kearney (46); B. Lawton (49); L. McLoughlin (63); S. Kingston (68).
Cork 3-14 Galway 3-12
Cork Minor ladies won an epic game against Galway as they stay on course to retain their All Ireland crown. They booked their place in a third successive All-Ireland Minor A ladies' football final when they defeated Galway 3-14 to 3-12 in Nenagh. They now face Dublin - who steamed past Armagh by 4-21 to 1-9 – in the final. This group of players has previously enjoyed success at All-Ireland U14 and U16 levels in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Results to July 17
Senior Hurling Championship: CIT 1 – 27 MUSKERRY 2 – 20 Round 2B. Killeagh 4-12, U.C.C 1-20 Round 2B ; St Finbarr's 3-26, Erin's Own 4-23 Round 2A AET Newcestown 1-11, Carrigdhoun 2-14 Round 2B ; Glen Rovers 2-14, Sarsfields 2-14 Round 2A AET; Blackrock 2-17, Duhallow 1-18 Round 2A
Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship: Mallow 5-22, Tracton 0-16 Round 2B ;
Intermediate Hurling Championship: Aghada 2-19, Castlemartyr 1-10 Round 2A; GRENAGH 1-20, DRIPSEY 1-20 Round 2B AET
Junior B Hurling Championship: Bantry Blues 0-8, Whitechurch 3-11 Quarter-Final; Killavullen 2-15, Ballinacurra 2-9 Semi Final
Intermediate Football Championship: Kildorrery 1-9, Mayfield 2-13 Round 3; Glenville 0-11, Mitchelstown 1-11 Round 3
U21 A Football Championship: BALLINCOLLIG 0-9, Ilen Rovers 0-10 Semi-Final
U21 B Football Championship: Clyda Rovers 1-8, Ballinhassig 1-7 Semi-Final;
Junior B Football Championship: Argideen Rangers 1-7, Cobh 1-9 Semi-Final;
Division 2 Football League: Nemo Rangers 0-14, Carrigaline 3-10 Round 11; Doheny's 3-9, Fermoy 4-17 Round 11;
Junior A Football League Group 1: CANOVEE -, Liscarroll - Conceded by Liscarroll;
Junior A Football League Group 3: KILMURRY 1-17, Tadhg Mac Carthaigh 0-11 Round 5;
Junior B Football League: Grange 5-10, Araglen 0-2 Round 2;
RedFM Senior Hurling League: Ballyhea 3-13, Midleton 1-22 Round 15;
Division 1 Hurling League: Ballinhassig 2-20, Meelin 0-12 Round 5;
Junior A Hurling League Group 1: Banteer 3-20, St Catherine's 1-26 Round 4;
Junior A Hurling League Group 2: Tullylease 2-17, DONOUGHMORE 1-12 Round 5;
Junior B Hurling League: Araglen 0-7, BLARNEY 3-10 Round 4;
Mid Cork Results to July 17
Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship
03/07/2016 Eire Óg-2-17-vs-0-5-Naomh Abán-Round 2
MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship
15/07/2016 Canovee-1-7-vs-2-7-Cill Na Martra-Round 1
Ballincollig 2-1-9-vs-2-8-Donoughmore B-Round1 Replay
12/07/2016 Gleann na Laoi-0-2-vs-3-19-Kilmurry-Round1-
10/07/2016 Ballincollig-0-14-vs-1-11-Donoughmore-First Round
Ballincollig Credit Union Junior A Hurling Championship
16/07/2016 Ballinora-2-19-vs-1-7-Iveleary-Quarter Final
Quish's Super Valu Junior Football League Division 1
Quishs Super Valu Junior Football League Division 2
06/07/2016 Cill Na Martra-0-10-vs-4-11-Kilmurry
Quishs Super Valu Junior Football League Division 3
Junior A Hurling League
12/07/2016 Donoughmore-0-12-vs-0-16-Eire Óg
Junior B Hurling League Section 1
04/07/2016 Aghabullogue-3-19-vs-0-6-Laochra Óg
Junior B Hurling League Section 2
Cork IT 1 – 27 Muskerry 2 – 20
After 15 minutes of this 2A Senior Hurling clash at Páirc Uí Rinn, CIT were one point ahead, 0-6 to 05. Ronan Heffernan scored two great points but a Coleman free kept Muskerry in touch. It continued nip and tuck but it was CIT 0-13 Muskerry 0-9 at the break. Things got no better for the divisional side in the second half, with CIT still outscoring them, leaving it 0-19 to 0 – 13 with 15 minutes left. Five Muskerry points put a better complexion on things. A trio of goals in the dying minutes, one from CIT and two from Muskerry made things more interesting. But there was no redemption for Muskerry, with Diarmuid Buckley striking 2 more points for the college.
CIT Scorers: M.Kearney 0-9, T. O'Connor 1 1. J. O'Neill 0-4. R. Barry 0-3, R. Heffernan, J. Cronin, J. Cashman, D. Buckley 0-2 each. C. Hammersley, K. Kavanagh 0-1each.
Muskerry Scorers. K. Hallissey 0-5, E. O'Shea 1-2. M. Coleman 0-5, I. Coughlan 1-1. J. Jordan 0-2. N. O'Doherty, S. O'Donoghue, J. Ryan, C. Murphy, D. Corkery 0-1 each.
CIT P. Collins Ballinhassig. D.HartnettMoutmellick B. Corrigan, Clara. Darragh Brosnan, Brian Dillon's. C. Hammersley, Clountyrossmore. R. Barry. Lismore. D. Fanning, Pallasgreen. R. Heffernan. Clounty- Rossmore. K. Cavanagh, Carrigaline. J. Cronin. LIsgoold. J.Cashman, Lisgoold. T. O'Connor, Inniscarra. T.J. Brosnan, Meelin. N. McNamara, Kilworth. M. Kearney, Ballyduff Upper.
Subs.J. O'Neill. D. Buckley. A. Dorgan. A. Ricken.
Muskerry. P. Hallissey, Blarney. Niall Buckley (Aghabullogue); J. Mullins (Éire Óg); J. O'Callaghan (Inniscarra); N. O'Doherty, (Grenagh), Joe Jordan (Blarney), K. Hallissey (Éire Óg); , Mark Coleman (Blarney Sean O'Donoghue (Inniscarra); Joe Ryan (Cloughduv) I. Coughlan, Ballincollig. Ian Barry-Murphy (Aghabullogue), Colm Casey (Inniscarra), Mark O'Sullivan (Dripsey), Colm Murphy (Blarney).
Subs. S. Lohan, Blarney. E. O'Shea . (Éire Óg); D. Corkery, Cloughduv.
Dripsey 1-20 Grenagh 1-20 (a draw a.e.t.)
Dripsey and Grenagh will have another day out to determine Round 2B of the Intermediate Hurling Championship. After extra time in the thrilling match, the teams ended with 1-20 each. Dripsey's Diarmuid O'Riordan scored a point early on and this was closely followed by a goal from John O'Riordan, stunning Grenagh. Despite many wides, Grenagh had reduced the deficit to 2 points at the end of the first quarter but Dripsey led 1-8 to 0-7 at half time. Grenagh were much more accurate in the second half. Tom Kenny scored 4 points on the trot, making it 0-13 to 1-10 with 20 minutes to go. The sides drew level four times during the remaining time, resting at 1-16 to 0-19 at the end of normal time. Grenagh were profligate with their scoring in time added on but a Seán Bourke goal put them ahead, only for Diarmuid O'Riordan to level accounts again by the final whistle.
Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach.
Scorers for Dripsey: M.O'Riordan 0-9, D. O'Riordan 0-7, J. O'Riordan 1-0, D. O'Sullivan 0-3. P. O'Riordan 0-1.
Scorers for Dripsey: T. Kenny 0-10, S. Bourke 1-3. U. Duggan 0-2. P. McSweeney 0-2. J. Russell, S. Cronin, C. Kenny 0-1 each.
Dripsey: A. Buckley. B. Kelleher. L. Murphy. D. Buckley. C. Hayes. J. Carey. A. Murray. J. O'Riordan. S. Murray. G. Murphy. D. O'Riordan. M. O'Riordan. D. O'Sullivan. M. O'Sullivan. S. Burke. Subs. S. O'Riordan. P. O'Riordan. M. O'Sullivan. C. Hayes.
Grenagh: M. Barry. T. Walsh. K. Cummins. A. Dorgan. C. Kenny. G. Russell. E. O'Donovan. N. Doherty. C. O'Neill. S. Cronin. T. Kenny. S. Burke. U. Duggan. J. Russell. P. McSweeney. Subs. D.D. Dorgan. K. O'Neill. C. O'Sullivan. P. Sheehan.
Ilen Rovers 0-10 Ballincollig 0-9
Ballincollig were pipped by the narrowest of margins for a place in the 2016 u21 A Football Championship final. Ilen Rovers, down to th14 men for the last 25 minutes of he game, defeatd the Muslerry champions thnks mainly to full forward, Sean O'Donovan who kicked 8 of their 10 points. Fine work from the goalkeeper helped also. Ballincollig, missing many of their usual panel, did themselves no favours, shootig a total of 11 wides, with none of their forward line scoring.
Scorers for Ilen Rovers: S. O'Donovan 0-8, S. Leonard 0-2
Scorers for Ballincollig: E. O'Reilly 0-3, L. Fahy and K. Crowley 0-2 each. G. O'Donoghue and D. Kirstein 0-1 each.
Ilen Rovers: E. Hourihane. K. Minihane. E. O'Driscoll. D. O'Driscoll. E. O'Donoghue. Captain. A. Hassett. D. Whooley. T. Bushe. S. Minihane. J. Hickey. D. Casey. S. Leonard. J. Bushe. S. O'Donovan. P. O'Driscoll. Subs. D. Collins. H. O'Neill. P. O'Driscoll. D. Whooley.
Ballincollig: C. Noonan, L. Fahy. S. Lucey. K. Crowley. S. O'Neill. D. Kirstein. Captain. L. Casey Murphy. E. O'Reilly. G. O'Donoghue. J. O'Sullivan. M. Prendergast. R. Bourke. E. Byrne. J. O'Connor. K. Browne. Subs. J. Murray. D. Murphy. J. O'Leary.
As of Monday July 18th
Tuesday July 19th
@ Páirc Ui Rinn, U-21 Premier HC R1, Carrigaline v Midleton, 7.30pm ET
@ Mallow U-21 Premier HC R1, Charleville v Na Piarsaigh, 7.30pm ET
@ Mourneabbey, U-21 Premier HC R1, Shandrum v Ballinhassig, 7.30pm ET
@ Cobh, U-21 Premier HC R1, Fr O'Neill's v Ballymartle, 7.30pm ET
@ Brinny, U-21 'B' F SF Ibane Gaels v AGHABULLOGUE 7.30pm
Wednesday July 20th
@ Cloughdubh, U-21 Premier HC, Newcestown v INNISCARRA, 7.30pm ET
@ Midleton, U-21 Premier HC, Killeagh/Itas v Bishopstown, 7.30pm ET
@ Buttevant, U-21 Premier HC, Mallow v Duhallow, 7.30pm ET
@ Ballygarvan, U-21 Premier HC R1, Sarsfields v Valley Rovers, 7.30pm ET
Saturday July 23rd
@ Clonakilty, SFC R3, Ilen Rovers v Carrigaline 7.30pm
@ Blarney, IHC, R2B, Replay, DRIPSEY V GRENAGH 7.30pm ET Alt Sun 24th
Sunday July 24th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, SHC, R2A Replay, St Finbarr's v Erin's Own 2.15pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, SHC, R2A Replay, Glen Rovers v Sarsfields, 4.00pm ET
@ Cloughdubh,, PIHC R2A, Valley Rovers v INNISCARRA, 3.00pm ET
@ Kilmichael, PIFC R3, Nemo Rangers v NAOMH ABAN, 3.30pm
@ Kanturk, PIFC R3, Kiskeam v Mallow, 3.30pm Prov.
@ Coachford, PIFC R3, MACROOM v St Michaels 3.00pm
@ Rathcormac, IFC R3, Glanworth v Carrigaline, 3.30pm
@ Mallow, J 'B' HC SF, Dromtarriffe v Whitechurch, 3.00pm
Wednesday July 27th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, U-21 A HC R1, Blackrock v Glen Rovers, 7.30pm ET
Friday July 29th
@ TBC, IHC R3, Castlemartyr v Douglas 7.30
Saturday July 30th
@ Croke Park, All-Ireland SF Qualifiers R4 Cork v Donegal, 4.00pm ET
@ Croke Park, All-Ireland MF QF, Cork v Donegal 2.00pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, County J'B'FC Final, Cobh v Ballyhooly 6.15pm
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, County J'B'HC Final, Killavullen v Dromtarriffe/Whitechurch 8.00pm
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, PIHC R3, Castlelyons v Ballinhassig, 3.00pm
@ TBC, PIHC R3, if Valley Rovers Valley Rovers/INNISCARRA v Kilworth
@ Banteer, IHC R3, Meelin v DRIPSEY/GRENAGH
@ Brinny Junior 'C' FC Final Abbey Rovers v Goleen 7.00pm
Monday August 1st
@ Carrigtwohill, SHC, R2B, Youghal v Bishopstown, 3.30pm ET Prov.
@ Dromtarriffe, SFC R3 Avondhu v MUSKERRY 3.30pm Prov.
@ Brinny, SFC R3, Clonakilty v CIT, 5.30pm Prov.
@ Brinny SFC R3 Newcestown v UCC, 7.00pm
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, IHC R3, St Finbarr's v Ballygarvan
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, IHC R3, Ballinhassig v Blackrock
Tuesday August 2nd
@ TBC, U-21 Premier HC, R2, Losers Sarsfields/Valley Rovers v Losers Killegh/Itas/Bishopstown
@ TBC, U-21 Premier HC, R2, Losers Blackrock/Glen Rover V Mallow/Duhallow
@ TBC, U-21 Premier HC, R2, Losers Shandrum/Ballinhassig v Charleville/Na Piarsaigh
Wednesday August 3rd
@ Pairc Uí Rinn U-21 Premier HC, St Finbarr's v Blarney, 6.15pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, U-21 Premier HC R1, Courcey Rovers v Douglas, 8.00pm ET
Saturday August 6th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn U-21 'A' F Final St Finbarr's v Ilen Rovers 8.00pm
@ Pairc Ui Rinn U-21 'B' F Final, Ibane Gaels/AGHABULLOGUE v Clyda Rovers 6.15pm.
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, SHC, R2A Douglas v Imokilly 7.30pm ET Prov
@ Bantry, SFC, R2B, BALLINCOLLIG v Beara, 3.30pm ET Prov.
@ Mayfield, PIFC R2A, Fermoy v BALLINORA, 7.00pm ET Prov. Alt Aug 6th
@ TBC, PIHC R3, if Inniscarra Valley Rovers/Inniscarra v Kilworth
@ Castletownroche, PIHC R3, Mallow v Watergrasshill, 3.30pm Alt Aug 7th
@ Blarney, IFC R3, Glanmire v AGHABULLOGUE, 7.30pm Prov.
@ TBC, IFC R4, Mitchelstown v Mayfield 3.30pm
@ Brinny, IHC, R2B, EIRE OG v Carrigaline 7.00pm ET Alt Aug 13th
Sunday August 7th
All-Ireland Senior Football Quarterfinals
@ Coachford, SFC R4, Carbery v Nemo Rangers
@ Macroom, IFC R3, Ballydesmond v Bandon 7.00pm Prov.
Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship
5/08/2016 19:15-Ballincollig-vs-Clondrohid-Quarter Final-Kilmurry-
06/08/2016 19:00-Kilmichael-vs-Kilmurry-Quarter Final-Macroom-
TBC -Aghinagh-vs-Dripsey-Round 2 Replay-Ovens-
-Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh-vs-Blarney-Round 3-Kilmurry-
MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship
31/07/2016 19:30-Iveleary-vs-Kilmichael-Round1-Cill Na Martra-
Rochestown Park Hotel Junior C Football Championship
23/07/2016 19:00-Donoughmore-vs-Kilmichael-Quarter Final-Coachford-
24/07/2016 19:00-Blarney-vs-Eire Óg-Quarter Final-Ballincollig-
Quishs Super Valu Junior Football League Division 2
Quishs Super Valu Junior Football League Division 3
19/07/2016 19:30-Gleann na Laoi-vs-Aghinagh--Gleann na Laoi
Quishs Super Valu Junior Football League Division 4
Junior A Hurling League
07/08/2016 12:00-Ballinora-vs-Gleann na Laoi--Ballinora--
Éire Óg Ladies Football U16's resumed their Mid Cork A League schedule of games on Tuesday 5th July with an away fixture V's Naomh Fionbarra which are a team made up of Girls from the Incigeela, Ballingeary and Kilnamartyra area. This game was played in Incigeela on a lovely bright summers evening. Due to some players being away on Holidays, players being unable to play because of upcoming county team duty, and some Injuries, numbers available for this game were very restricted. We ended up with only twelve players but, thanks to the opposition's sense of good will, they agreed to match our numbers and only played 12 of their players on the night even though they had in excess of 15 players available to them. The game started off on a very even scale with both teams exchanging points in the opening 10 minutes before Éire Óg's youngest players, Orla Cahalane sent the ball to the Oppositions net to register Eire Óg's First Goal. Éire Óg were dealt a blow early in the Game when Sarah Keane went over on her ankle and had to come off. This left Éire Óg in the difficult position of only having 11 players on the field but out of the dugout stormed another of our U12 team players, Allie O'Callaghan ready to rescue the occasion. We wish Sara Keane a speedy recovery from her Injury and hope she will be back to Football very soon. The score at half time was Éire Óg 1 – 8 to Naomh Fionbarra's 0 – 4. This score did not reflect the true state of the game as Naomh Finbarra struck the Woodwork on two occasions which , if had registered Goals would have made the score line much different. In the second half Éire Óg moved further ahead with some very well taken Points from Emma Cleary, Aoibhe O'Brien, Meabh Kelly, Rebecca Sheehan, Orla Cahalane, Ruth Healy, Kate Hurley and Isobel Sheehan. Eire Og found the oppositions net for the second time when Emma Cleary sent in a high ball which dipped into the Goal despite the best efforts of the Naomh Finbarra goal keeper. Naomh Fionbarra responded with some nice Points and eventually received their reward for the earlier bad luck, when the struck the woodwork, and got the Goal the deserved. But this was not enough to dissuade the Éire Óg Players, especially the ever present defence players, Ciara Sheehan and Sarah Collins. The score on full time was Éire Óg 3 -19 to Naomh Fionbarra 1 – 9.
U10s. On a lovely sunny evening Eire og U10's played the final match of the mid cork summer league against Douglas. The first half was evenly contested with all the girls giving a great performance. At half time eire og 1;1 to 1pt after playing with a slight breeze.
Second half Eire og settled well and after strong defending eire og girls up the performance and came away a 3:2 to 1:1 victory. Well done to all the girls involved
Grace Harris, Lydia Young, Maebh McGoldrick, Gemma Young, Clodagh Dillon, Eabha Healy, Orlaith Cremin, Phobe Warton, Aine Herlihy Saoirse Moyihan, Amy Slattery, leah Sheehan, Lisa Murphy, Kate O Riordan, Jessica power, jenny O Sullivan, Laura Healy, Ali Hayes, Julie white, Emma Healy, Claire O Regan Shannon Sheehan
Laochra Óg Under 10 team played away to Grenagh in their first league match, It was a good game. Thanks to Community bus CART and driver Peter Sweeney for taking players to the game, and also parents for providing transport. Junior "B" Muskerry Hurling League took place in Coachford between Laochra Óg and Aghabullogue, who were the winners on the day.
Well done to our U8 camogie girls who played in a blitz in Kilbree, playing 3 matches in tough conditions. Thanks to Paul from Enniskeane and Geraldine & Denis from Kilbree club and thanks to Kilbree for providing refreshments. This was the first time our new U8 jerseys that are kindly sponsored by Mulcahy Insurances Ltd Macroom were worn in a competitive fixture.
Laochra Óg hurling and Camogie club provides hurling and Camogie for local children and adult males. Hopefully in time there will be adult female teams. The club is almost three years old with Camogie starting for the first time in this area of Cork. We serve the areas of Macroom, Ballyvourney, Kilnamartyra, Clondrohid and surrounding areas. We are kindly sponsored by local people and businesses and we acknowledge same gratefully. Children and adults can join any time of the year. Follow our Facebook page and club website for up to date information on club teams and activities all year round.
U18 "C" Hurling Championship Grenagh v Laochra Óg took place in Dripsey. A well contested game and great skill shown by all the players. The final score was Grenagh 5 – 14 and Laochra Óg 2 – 5.
Well done to the U10 Hurlers who put on a brilliant performance against Lee Gaels in the Summer/Autumn League in Teerbeg. A very closely contested and entertaining game from start to finish. Laochra Óg enjoyed a one point win. Laochra Óg 5-2 to Lee Gaels 5-1.
U13 league , Laochra Og 1-3. Kinsale 0-3 . This was an excellent result for our boys in a game where both teams fought hard with defences having the upper hand. Solid defending and the willingness to back each other up was the key . Team ... Eoin Healy, Neil Buckley, David O Connor, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Luke Duggan, Ben Lyons, Colin Murphy (0-2) James Slattery, Brian Healy (1-1) James Burke, Cormac Mc Carthy, Christopher Manning, Daniel Murphy.
Well done to our U6 &7s who showed great determination and skill at the county blitz in St. Finbarr's. This was their first blitz and they can be very proud of themselves. Thanks to all the trainers who have week after week put in a huge amount of effort with this group of great kids. Well done to all our u9 girls who took part in their camogie blitz in Ballinspittle and played Coursey Rovers, Eire Óg and Enniskeane. Well done to all the girls who did very well ,and have great potential.
The Annual General Meeting of Macroom FC was held in the club rooms at Murrays Field and the members reviewed a very successful past season with trophies won on the field and further growth in the number of teams affiliated to cater for the growing membership. During the past season, the U18s and the U12's won their respective leagues and the U14's finished as runners up and gained promotion to the highest grade for next season. In all, Macroom FC now fields two adult teams in the Cork AUL, a Youths team and 12 teams in the various grades under the auspices of the Cork Schoolboys League. This year a new Ladies team was also affiliated.
The election of officers for the next season resulted as follows: President: Willie O'Riordan. Chairman: Denis Murray. Vice Chairman: Connie Foley. Secretary: Willie O'Riordan. Jnr. Treasurer: Janet Shine. Assistant Treas: Andrew Boyle. PRO: Darragh Deasy and David Shine. Club Welfare Officers: Lila Murphy and Yvonne O'Riordan. Committee: Noel O'Riordan, John Ronan, Billy Murphy, Darren O'Brien, Craig Ronan, Shane O'Sullivan, Brian Murphy, Yvonne O'Riordan.
Player Awards: Macroom FC award winner for the 2015-16 season, announced at the recent AGM were: Adult: Player of the Year: A team: John James Healy. B team: Darren Cullinane Youths: Leo Healy. Top scorer: A team: Andrew Hegarty. B team: Barry Kelleher Youths: Mark Corrigan.
Schoolboys: Player of the Year: U16: Kevin Barrett U15 Aaron O'Donovan U14: JK Long U13: Liam Coleman U12A: Conor Kelleher U12B: Rory Duggan. Top Scorer: U16: Simon U15: Dylan Twomey and Aaron O'Donovan U14: Daniel Cotter U13: Aaron Hunt U12A: Leon Doody U12B: Brian Healy.
Aspiring golfers at a 3 day induction at Macroom Golf Club ©
11/7/2016 Seniors: 1st Moss Moriarty, Ml Fleming, Bob O'Hea 51.8
NBS open singles:1st John Lawlor (14) 44 pts, 2nd Dan O'Brien (10) 44 pts, 3rd Olan Haskett (31) 41 pts
Monthly medal; 1st Jimmy Lynch (17) 69
Club singles 1st Daniel O'Sullivan (11) 41 pts
18/7/2016 Seniors: 1st Ted Murphy, Tess Kelleher, Andy Lynch 43.6
NBS open singles 1st Sean Twomey (11) 42 pts, 2nd Kieran Savage (16), 3rd Dan O'Brien (9) 40 pts
Open singles 1st Brendan Flyod (11) 49 pts, 2nd Alan Duggan (14) 43pts,3rd Ml Lillis (18) 43 pts Gross Kevin Sheehan (3) 39 pts Senior George Desmond(22) 42 pts
FIXTURES Tue Seniors, Thur NBS open singles ,Sat Minor Scratch cup, Sun Club singles
Macroom Golf Club Intermediate Scratch Cup winner, Tom McSweeney, with President, George Desmond and Michael Lillis, captain. ©Lee Valley Outlook
Kilmichael Pitch and Putt club members recently contested the Captain' Prize- Mr Michael Vaughan. The winner was 1st Barry Kelleher 88pts; 1st gross Dan Kiely 107; 2nd Nett Sean O'Leary 87 pts; 2nd Gross Jim O'Callaghan 110 .
Prize winners in Kilmichael Pitch and Putt Captain's Prize , Sean O'Leary Dan Kiely Jim O'Callaghan and Barry Kelleher, with captain, Michael Vaughan ©Dan Cronin