A section of the crowd at Ballinagree Vintage Festival 2016 ©Lee Valley Outlook
Senior Citizen Fundraising in Fr. Ryan Hall
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
22nd August – "Mick" 8.30p.m.
29th August – Becoming Zlatan 8.30p.m.
Events in the Riverside Park Hotel
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan in concert. 17th Sept at 8:30pm
Conal Gallen - 24th Sept at 8:30pm –
Shawn Cuddy & Friends Concert - 8th Oct at 8:30pm
Murder at Shandy Hall – Oct 13th 14th, 15th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd at 8:00pm.
The Nualas: Glitterbomb Tour – 18th Nov at 8:00pm
Louise Morrissey – 30th Dec at 8;00pm.
Inchigeela Festival Aug 18 – 21
Coachford Autumn Festival, Aug 18th to 21st
Plaque Unveiling at Carrig Inn, Carrigadrohid, on Fri Aug 19, at 6.30pm.
Cúil Aodha Street Party in the community hall Sat Aug 20, 4:00-7:00in.
Kilmurry Museum: Official opening at 5pm on Sun 21st Aug 2016.
Muskerry Macra Brexit Symposium, Fri. 26th Aug: Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom at 8pm.
Inchigeela Village Harvest Picnic at River Island, Sun Aug 28th at 2pm
Lissarda ambush commemoration Sun Aug 28th at 7.30pm
Church of Ireland Inchigeela heritage talk in graveyard on Sun Aug. 28th at 3pm,
Remembering An Gabha Gaelach: Sun Aug 28; 2pm-4pm at Millennium Park (near Coachford Post Office)
Coppeen Barn Dance on Sat 3rd of Sept. Country & Irish gala night in Coppeen.
Gramophone Circle in Fr. Ryan Hall until further notice. Next gathering, Fri. Sept. 9 at 11a.m.
Marymount Coffee Night on Thurs Sept 15th in the Community Centre, Stuake, Donoughmore from 7pm -9pm. Raffle 8.30p.m.
Macroom Library: Closed until further notice.
Briery Gap: Closed until further notice.
The Castle Hotel, Macroom is again in the running for a major award voted on by the public. It is in the final three representing Munster in the 7th annual Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2016, along with The Heights Hotel, Killarney and Midleton Park Hotel, Cork.
Over the next five weeks the finalists will receive a visit from the team of mystery shoppers to find out who serves the best carvery in each region. All venues are in with a chance of being crowned the Great Carvery Pub of the Year and the Great Carvery Hotel of the Year at this year's Grand Final in Dublin in October.
A great carvery meal is about much more than just the quality of the food served; it is about atmosphere, value and exceptional customer service and attention. The two overall winning venues will receive PR and Marketing support to the value of €2,000 each. The winners' prize also includes a specially-commissioned wall plaque to inform customers that they are about to sit down and enjoy the best carvery in Ireland.
Jack Cronin, Conor Flanagan, Gary O'Sullivan, Mark Healy, Ciarán Galvin, Stephen O'Riordan, Daniel Drage, Caleb Dinneen, Cathal O'Riordan, Tim HInchion and Alan Quinn ready for Macroom Debs/Grads ©Brid O'Riordan.
Macroom Senior Citizens annual fundraiser continues until August 24. 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.
There was a big turnout of aspiring singers and actors for the auditions for 'Murder at Shandy Hall - The Musical', at the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom recently. The ambitious production will open at the Riverside Park Hotel on October 13th and promises to be one of the biggest ever productions in the Lee Valley, with film star, Partick Bergin, in a lead role. Bergin is best known for his roles in "Sleeping with the Enemy" "Robin Hood", "Patriot Games", "Ella Enchanted" and the upcoming musical offers amateur actors in the Lee Valley an unique opportunity to work with a legend.
This original production, which will be Irelands first Musical Murder Mystery, will be directed by Michael Sheridan, with Alan Kiely as musical director and Briery Gap producing. Set against the tranquil rural backdrop- the sleepy County Cork village of Dripsey near Coachford - a sensational Victorian murder is played out with a potent mix of love, lust and betrayal. 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 production promises to be one of the greatest theatrical events ever in Macroom and the Lee Valley. All enquiries can be directed to Briery Gap Manager, Ann Dunne at 087 2755080.
High Hopes choir at Griffins Garden Centre © Ian Flavin Photography
Upcoming Events. Arising from the closure of the Briery Gap Cultural Centre due to fire, the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom will host the following events previously scheduled for the theatre.
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. Showing October 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd at 8:00pm. Ireland's first Musical Murder Mystery, not to be missed. Tickets €20/18.
The Nualas: Glitterbomb Tour – 18th November at 8:00pm - Ireland's top all-girl, shiny-dressed, musical-comedy trio. Tickets: €18/16.
Louise Morrissey – 30th December at 8;00pm. One of Ireland's vocal treasures. Tickets €20
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. Box Office 026 41917
Monday Movies at the Castle Hotel – July & August
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.
Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association Ltd have pleasure in announcing that President Michael D Higgins will officially open Independence Museum Kilmurry on Sunday, August 21st at 5pm.
Lissarda ambush commemoration postponed from Sunday August 21st to Sunday August 28th at 7.30pm in deference to President Michael D. Higgins opening Independence Museum, Kilmurry. Oration by Niall Murray.
Inchigeela Village Harvest Picnic at River Island- Sunday, August 28th at 2pm. Enjoy the last weekend before going back to school with many fun activities for all the family. Puppet Show- Kayaks- Music- Games Galore- BBQ-Tea/ Coffee- "Bring your own " picnic. Free Admission.
Monthly Gramophone Circle. Due to the closure of Macroom library, these events will be held in Fr. Ryan Hall until further notice. The first gathering of the new season is on Friday, September 9 at 11a.m. Eileen Hackett is presenter.
Marymount Coffee Night. Donoughmore fundraising group is holding its 21st annual coffee night on Thursday September 15th 2016 in the Community Centre in Stuake, Donoughmore from 7pm -9pm. Your generous donations of home baking in previous years and your enthusiastic participation have ensured successful fundraising events in the past. Your continued support would be much appreciated this year. There will be face painting, nail art on the night so come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all in a good cause. Everyone welcome. N.B. Raffle starts at 8.30p.m.
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.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 31/07/2016: Jackpot €1,450. Numbers drawn 01, 06 & 42 No winner. €50 Marion Kelleher, Ballinagree. €20 Kitty O'Connell, Fair Hill, Cork City, Conor & Lily Mai Hickey, Ballinagree, Denis Lynch, Knockrour and Noel Healy, Horsemount
7/08/2016: Jackpot €1,600. Numbers drawn 13, 24 & 28. No winner. €50 Daniel Crowley, Droumree €20 Micheàl Corkery, Mashanaglass, Donagh McCarthy, Castleview, Sheila Walsh, Clondrohid.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto:3/8/16. Jackpot €1.000. No winner. €70 Adam Roche, Clondrohid €20 each Isabel Good, Lissarda. Peter McSweeney, Clondrohid. Teresa McSweeney, Clondrohid. Norma & Seamus, c/o The Laine Bar
10/8/16 Jackpot €1,200. No winner. €70 Bridget Crowley, Coolmountain €20 each: Anne Marie Kelleher, 8 Curraglen. Paul O'Connell, c/o Mid Cork Express. McCarthy Family, Carriganima. Eileen Cooney, Coachford.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Lotto. 1/8/16. Jackpot €8.000. Winning Numbers: 10,26,32. No winner. €50 Tadhg Lyons, €20 each John Collins, Sarah O' Mahony, Gavin O' Connell, Michael Ahern c/o Sheila Shop
7/8/16. Jackpot €8.200. Winning Numbers: 12,13,38. No winner. €50 Ger Mac,, €20 each Brid McSwiney, CJ O'Shea, Dan Shine, Val c/o Seanos, Liam Wall
15/8/16. Jackpot €8.400. Winning Numbers: 17,19,21. No winner. €50 Doyle boys €20 each Stephanie Howard, Helen Linehan, Kitty/Natasha Howard, Pat Payne, Con Murphy.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 02/08/2016 - Jackpot €10,600. Winning Numbers 7-12-18. No Winner. €70 Nora O'Callaghan, Greyhound Bar €20 each Theresa Buckley, Annville. Charlie Roper, c/o T. P. Cotters. Darrell Holden, Macroom. Helen O'Brien, Clondrohid. James |O'Connell, Railway View
09/08/2016 - Jackpot €10,800. Winning Numbers 13-24-27- No Winner - €70 Tim O'Riordan, Ballymakeera Lower €20 each Murt Kelleher, Codrum. Des Mc Garvey, Coolcower. Dick Dinneen, New Street. Gobnait Gleeson, Codrum. Pat O'Connor, Railway View-
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 2/8/2016. Jackpot:€1,000.Numbers Drawn:3 – 27 – 30.No Winner:€40 Mary O'Sullivan,€20 Tina Herlihy, Berkeley Fishing Club, Tadhg Barrett, Trisha McCullagh.
8/8/2016. Jackpot: €1,200. Numbers Drawn:18 – 29 – 30. No Winner: €40 Karen O'Mahony, €20 Jimmy O'Riordan, Bláithín, Nell's Nephews & Nieces, Evan Buckley.
15/8/2016. Jackpot: €1,400. Numbers Drawn:10 – 22 – 33. No Winner: €40 Owen & Olive, €20 Luke & Liah Casey, Andrew Shaughnessy (Yearly Ticket), Aaron Doherty, Trish O'Flynn (Online Ticket).
The tiny village of Kilmurry, only twenty minutes from Cork city on the N22 Cork-Killarney road, was a hotbed of rebel activity through the Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. Now that same determination, including over a decade of voluntary work and persistence, has resulted in a compelling small museum that will be opened by President Michael D. Higgins on Sunday, August 21 at 5.30p.m. Locals hope that the sleepy little rural outpost will be enlivened by the new museum, which tells the grassroots story of how ordinary people got swept up in Ireland's struggle for independence in the early twentieth century.
KHAA Chairman, Noel Howard said "We felt that a museum would make Kilmurry a destination for the ever growing number of history buffs and contribute to the economic and social development of our village. After four years of tortuous applications and negotiations we were delighted to receive €410,000 for our project from West Cork LEADER, showing great confidence in our project. Heritageworks have been a critical component in the creation and development of our new exhibition".
The new museum will be a historical and recreational hub for the greater Lee Valley and West Cork regions. Kilmurry's close proximity to Kilmichael, Béal na Bláth, Crossbarry and other War of Independence sites gives it a key role in telling our country's story in the decade of centenaries. The collection includes the wheel from the Crossley Tender used in the Kilmichael Ambush, a man-trap used to catch poachers, Tom Barry's suitcase and artefacts relating to Terence MacSwiney, among many others.
The museum's website can be found at www.kilmurrymuseum.ie.
Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Society was formed in 1963 by a group of local people interested in preserving and displaying the rich historical and archaeological heritage of Kilmurry and the surrounding area. They opened the Terence MacSwiney Memorial Museum in 1965, collecting unique and interesting objects related to local history, and opened on Sunday afternoons to the public. Since then, the society's members held regular historical talks and outings and the museum and community centre has been their project, from conception through to realisation. In 2014, they became a registered charity and incorporated as Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association Limited.
The story of the museum did not start recently. In 1965 the Terence McSwiney Memorial Museum was opened by locals as a tribute to the Mayor of Cork who died on hunger strike in 1920. Over the years the renovated farm building that housed the original museum was falling into decay, putting the precious artefacts at risk. Thanks to the highest capital grant ever awarded by the west Cork LEADER programme, massive contributions locally, and some of that mid-Cork grit, a new building was completed in 2014 to house the collection as well as including a new community centre for the village.
An Gabha Gaelach, Mícheál Ó Murchú ©
Eachtraí 'gus amanna beatha: Ocáid iarchuimhne do Mhícheál Ó Murchú, 'An Gabha Gaelach' (1918 – 1990), File, Scoláire, Uachtarán Chonradh na Gaeilge (1982 – 1985), duine ón áit seo againn. Bí linn le h-aghaidh iarnóin caidrimh, ceoil, litríochta, 'gus iarmhachnaimh, Dé Domhnaigh, 28ú Lúnasa, 'Millennium Park', Áth an Chóiste.Beidh fáilte roimh uile dhuine.
This year's Heritage Week event, organised by ACR Heritage (the Heritage Committee of Aghabullogue Coachford Rylane Community Council), will commemorate Mícheál Ó Murchú, 'An Gabha Gaelach' 1918-1990. An afternoon of literature, music, friendship and reflection on the life and times of Coachford resident, Mícheál Ó Murchú: Poet, Scholar and President of Conradh na Gaeilge, 1982-1985. The event takes place on Sunday 28 August 2016, from 2pm-4pm, and the location is Millennium Park (near Coachford Post Office) in Coachford Village. Everybody is welcome to join us.
Johnny Timmy Johnny's iconic shop in Inchigeela ©Lee Valley Outlook
Johnny Timmy Johnny's iconic shop in Inchigeela will reopen for four hours on Saturday, August 20, from 2p.m. – 6p.m., as part of National Heritage Week. The store is full of old fashioned items, unique signage, mystery objects, family history and customers' memories of time gone by. The beautifully preserved, corrugated iron building is on the banks of the Derrivane, in the centre of the village. It is a monument to the all-purpose village store of a past age. Entry is free. It is of particular interest to children.
On Sunday 28th of August at 3pm, as part of Heritage Week, Joe Creedon will give a talk on the history of Inchigeela Church of Ireland in the adjacent graveyard. Joe gives a fascinating insight into the people buried there, some of the local history and often breaks into song, with renditions of "Cath Céim an Fhia" and "The Inchigeela Lass".
This event is in conjunction with the Heritage Council, who have kindly agreed to award a grant of €2000 towards a "conservation plan" of the church and graveyard. Conservation engineer, Naoise Connolly and local archaeologist, Tony Miller have begun work on this project which will hopefully give guidelines on how to conserve and preserve this historical site for future generations. A €5 entry fee will go towards the conservation plan and any work that needs to be carried out on the site.
Harvesters, Denis Coakley, Jim Crowley, Tim Creedon and Paddy O'Sullivan, at Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day 2016 ©Lee Valley Outlook
Beidh an chóisir sráide bhliantúil, i gcomhar le Coiste Bailte Slachthmhara Cúil Aodha, ar siúl in Áras Éamonn Mac Suibhne i gCúil Aodha ar an Satharn, 20ú Lúnasa óna 4:00in go dtí 7:00in. Tabhair leat do rogha bia agus deoch, agus cara chun iad a roinnt leat.
Deis í seo do dhaoine teacht le chéile agus cúpla uair a' chloig a chaitheamh i gcomhluadar a chéile i dtimpeallacht taithneamhach sóisialta. Iarrtar ar dhaoine a rogha bia agus deoch a thabhairt leo mar aon le cara chun iad a roinnt leo. Tá míle fáilte roimh idir óg agus aosta araon bheith i láthair ar an lá.
An event to mark Heritage Week is taking place at the Carrig Inn, Carrigadrohid, on Friday, August 19, at 6.30pm. A plaque will be unveiled marking the fact that on Easter Sunday, 1916, Cork Volunteer leaders, Tomás MacCurtain and Terence MacSwiney, stayed the night at the pub as they attempted to put word out that the Rising had been cancelled. All are welcome to attend and visitors are encouraged to wear traditional clothes from 1916. There will be refreshments and music. The event has been organised by the Carrigadrohid Tidy Towns group, as part of National Heritage Week from August 20-28.
Jennifer Kelleher, Mary McSweeney and Margaret Lehane accept entries for the Dog Show at Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day 2016 ©Lee Valley Outlook
Muskerry Macra: A discussion on Brexit and Irish Agriculture will take place on Friday Aug 26 at the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom at 8pm.All welcome.
Carriganima Mass: The 10 am Sunday Mass in Carriganima will resume again on Sept 11.
Congratulations: To the Cork Ladies who retained their All Ireland Minor A Championship crown in Longford on bank holiday Monday. They defeated Dublin on a score line of 2 19 to 4 9. Ciara McCarthy who played mid field and scored 3 points, has strong Clondrohid connections. Well done to all the girls on their great achievement.
G.A.A.: Congrats to the U 15s who played Bantry recently in the U 15B County Championship. Clondrohid won on a scoreline of 6 8 to 3 13. This was a game that will live long in the memory for those that travelled as Clondrohid, after a whirlwind start that yielded 2 quick goals, found themselves in a battle to the finish against a really good Bantry team. But every member of the team stood up to the task at hand, and came away worthy winners. Good luck in the semi-final.
Olympic Fever in Village of Champions. The people of Coachford and the Lee Valley have been gripped by the exploits of the Irish rowing team at the Olympics. With all five of the team training for most of the year at the National Rowing Centre on the Banks of the River Lee and two of them living in Ballincollig, the rowers have been adopted as locals for the duration of the competition at least. There were great celebrations when brothers Gary & Paul O'Donovan won silver medals in Rio. Considering World Champion Race Walker, Olive Loughnane is based in the village, World Taekwondo –Do, Champion Emma Flanagan lives in Coachford and the rowers train on the river, the village can truly be known as the Village of Champions.
Festival Highlights. (Aug 18-21). This is a community festival whose sole purpose is to have 'Something for Everyone'. It caters for children, Young People, Parents and Grandparents. It is about bringing people together, to have a bit of fun and enjoy a local community based event. It was never meant to make money, but of course to cover its costs, However due to the very kind and generous backing of the festival's sponsors and to the huge support that hundreds of visitors have given the various events over the last 6 years, Broomhill Vintage Club and
Coachford Autumn Festival has raised over €50,000 for various charities including, Suicide Aware, Marymount Hospice, Macroom Community Hospital, Sullane Haven Macroom, St. Vincent de Paul, Care of the Aged, Coachford Tidy Towns and Aghabullogue, Coachford & Rylane National Schools, This year the organisers have decided to make Marymount Hospice the main beneficiary. The Festival will have lots of familiar events like the Monster Vintage Show, Egg Tossing, Bonny Baby competition, Model Toy display, Cross Bar Challenge, Farmers Market, Trade Stands and Children's Sports. Festival favourites like the High Nelly Bicycle Run, The Five Mile Road Race and the Fittest Family return again. The very welcome return of the Queen of the Festival will see 15 contestants take part in this competition and it should be a great night's entertainment. The Festival begins on Thursday August 18th withe 'Rising Stars' Talent competition in Coachford GAA Hall at 8pm.Registration for the Five Mile Road Race begins at 5.30pm and the race begins at 7pm sharp on Friday night. This Saturday, the High Nelly run begins at 5pm and the Dog Show at 7pm while the Queens take to the stage at 9pm.The Vintage Show and Festival Family and Community Day runs from 12noon to 6pm on Sunday August 21st.
Wife Carrying What started as a bizarre practice in Finland where neighbouring villagers would raid and steal other men's wives and carry them off for themselves, has developed into a sport full of fun. 'Wife Carrying' is still enjoyed in Scandinavia and other European countries and is now a part of this year's Coachford Autumn Festival on Sunday August 21st. The Festival organisers are looking for fit men and brave women to take part in the race over a very short course. This should be great fun and is already creating a great buzz in the community with men of all shapes and sizes matching up with their wives, their neighbour's wives and girls that they hope might become their wives for intensive pre festival training. "The man must do the carrying and 'the wife' must be carried. It doesn't have to be your own wife and you can carry her anyway you want as long as you only use yourself not any other apparatus", explains organiser and course designer, Olaf Aminut. The wife must weigh a minimum of 100 lbs (45 kg). Inflatable wives will be disqualified". All contestants must be over 17 years of age and the 'wives' must wear a helmet.
Road remains closed. The R619 remains closed for one mile between Coachford village and John's Cross until August 22nd while the Council are resurfacing this twisty narrow and appalling stretch of road that carries over 60 articulated lorries ,15 buses and hundreds of cars each day. Although there had been promises of a major realignment of this Regional Road from Coachford to Peake, nothing has been carried out in years. Local Community Council member, Peter Dineen said, " Look everyone is delighted that the council have eventually decided to pour a bit of tar on this very dangerous road but it really is a lost opportunity to have carried out a serious straightening and widening of what the Cork County Council consider worthy enough to call a Regional Road. The fear from locals is now that they are throwing a bit of tar and chippings on this road is that it won't be touched again for another 40 years and the dangerous corners and treacherous bends will remain with us despite the half century of promises of meaningful road improvement given to locals by council officials.".
At a meeting of Coppeen Community Council, Committee Secretary Ann Harte reported that Coppeen village had achieved marks of 295.3 out of 300 in the Cork Co Council Anti-Litter competition. Chairman Barry O Sullivan thanked all the members of the village group that worked so hard to achieve such good marks that placed Coppeen Village seventh in the overall result table.
The meeting also decided to hold the annual Barn dance on Saturday 3rd of September in Coppeen. This year's event is being organised as a Country & Irish gala night, with lots of entertainment and a host of spot prices. Music is being provided by Finbar Dennehy.
Muskerry Macra na Feirme, in association with AIB, will host a discussion on "The Impact of "Brexit" on Irish Agriculture" in the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom on August 26th at 8pm. Speakers on the night will include Michael Creed (Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine), Donal Whelton (AIB), Joe Burke (Bord Bia) and Alan Jagoe (President of CEJA) with Matt Dempsey (former editor of Irish Farmer's Journal) facilitating discussions. This talk will be a great means of gathering information on the impact of the new political landscape of the local agricultural economy. All are welcome to attend.
Early morning scene at Masseytown, Macroom on Wednesday, August 6 1986 ©S. McS.
On Tuesday, the 6th August 1986, exactly 30 years ago, the greatest flood on record occurred in the River Lee catchment area. This flood was caused by a severe rainstorm which lasted for a total of 22 hours and affected the south- western part of the country worst. The August Bank Holiday weekend had been fairly miserable in the south, but Tuesday5th broke all records. Rain fell in unprecedented sheets from midday and an easterly wind made matters worse. As darkness fell, earlier than usual, everyone who could remained indoors and retired to bed early in the oppressive climatic conditions.
But the emergency services were on the alert. The Sullane had risen rapidly. The Town Park and playing fields were covered and, by midnight, the Bridge was unable to cope with the volume of water and debris and the backed up flood poured out of the Park at the zebra crossing on New Street and made its way along Masseytown Road.
Early wake up call for residents near pedestrian crossing at Macroom Bridge. ©S. McS.
Fearing the collapse of the Bridge, the Gardaí closed it to the small amount of traffic still venturing out. Local residents and business owners were awakened and warned to remove whatever articles they could from the ground floor of their premises. The flood was nearly up to the top of the Mill Stream wall. Some ladies were transported from their home in Massytown in an Inland Fisheries boat manned by the Civil Defence. The public water supply failed as, according to Town Clerk, Noel O'Driscoll, the flood was at a depth of six feet around the Pump House, near the Golf Club in the Castle Demesne and it was the same story at the treatment plant at Bowl Road. The water supply was not restored until 11.30p.m. on Wednesday night. As much rain fell on Tuesday 5th as had fallen during the entire month of July according to measurements taken at Macroom Garda Station.
Decimation at Neville's Bakery in Masseytown ©S. McS.
Neville's Bakery was completely flooded. The customary nightly production halted and, as dawn broke on Wednesday 6th, sliced plans and other debris were to be seen floating in the waters of the Sullane along Masseytown Road. Fortunately, a new bakery had just been constructed in the old Tapes factory, where Dunnes now stands. Work never resumed in Nevilles' old premises at Masseytown and baking had commenced in the new facility by the end of the week.
The flooded car park at the River Room at Macroom Bridge on August 6 1986 ©S. McS.
The River Room, the pub and night club at the Bridge, which had just been renovated, was flooded up to counter level. But the show goes on and, by Friday night, the proprietor, Stephen O'Connor, was humorously advertising Floods Night Club.
Masseytown on Sullane, Wednesday, August 6 1986 ©S. McS.
Mícheál Mac Suibhne, Killarney Road, a young camera enthusiast, had the loan of a new-fangled video recorder, the property of Denis O'Leary, Cill na Martra. He and his father, Sean, were awakened by Gardaí in the early hours of Wednesday morning and they recorded the events on video and in black and white photographs. The film recording of the flooding in Macroom and Ballyvourney was shown on RTE news bulletins on Wednesday and was also used in the subsequent flood studies. Four bridges in the locality either collapsed or were unfit for use for many months.
Drying out in Masseytown on Thursday, August 7 1986 ©S. McS.
Though rain ceased on Wednesday morning and the water receded quickly, most roads approaching Macroom were still flooded. Buses and Kerry traffic had to find other routes. Thursday was a lovely day and householders in Masseytown put furniture and rugs out on the footpaths to dry. By Friday, the Sullane was back to normal and Flood Damage Clearance Sales began. The Bridge was examined for damage and was declared intact, thanks perhaps to the fact that it had been strengthened two years earlier.
Filming the damage from the remains of Poll na Bró bridge ©S. McS.
In a subsequent study completed by the Development Planning & Hydraulic Studies Division, Civil Works Department in March 1987, it was reported that:
The weather in August 1986 was similar to that which was experienced during the preceding months - cool and broken. There was heavy rain on August 1st, but an unusually severe rainstorm occurred on 5th/ 6th which caused flooding in many areas in West Cork and Kerry. It had an estimated return period of 250 years. Serious flooding and moderate damage to property and structures were experienced upstream of Carrigadrohid Reservoir. Nevertheless, the study maintained that the flooding would have been much more extensive had there not been dams on the River Lee. They also posited that if Hurricane Charlie, (which hit the eastern counties of Dublin and Wicklow on August 25th/ 26th 1986 with extreme severity and with a return period of about 500 years), had occurred over the Lee catchment, water volumes at Inniscarra would have been 50% higher and would have lasted several times longer.
The result of water power along the Rahoona road ©S. McS.
Sullane Report. In the upper reaches, at Ballyvourney, there was extensive damage to three bridges. The bridge at Poll na Bró was almost demolished. Further downstream, before Macroom, the Sullane used a second channel during the flood. Locals can recall only one other time when water flowed through this second channel. The water flowing in this second channel was very powerful - able to shift large boulders in an uphill direction. Also at this section the Sullane changed its course permanently, as banks were eroded in places whereas in other places debris was deposited.
Downstream at Macroom severe flooding was encountered. An estimated €30,000 worth of damage was caused to a local bakery and a public house - The Riverside Inn is located immediately downstream of a bridge at Macroom. Further downstream there is a mill which is approximately 200 years old. Over the past 100 years or so flood levels have been marked on a wall in the mill. The maximum flood level caused by the August 1986 flood was 890mm above the highest previous level marked.
The ESß automatic water level recorder downstream of the bridge at Macroom was inundated. The water level recorder ceased to function at 01 .00 hrs. on 6th August, 1986. The estimated time of the peak flood is 03.00 hrs. on 6th August, 1986. An estimate of the peak flow is 300 m 3 /sec.
Surface damage at entrance to the museum at Ceard Scoil Baile Mhúirne. ©S. McS.
Upper Lee. The Gouganebarra Lake reached its maximum level at 23.30 hrs . on 5th August. Downstream at Dromcarra, the Lee reached its peak at 07.30 hrs. on 6th August. Little damage was caused at this section of the River. The river overflowed its banks at locations and did some damage to crops.
Laney. The Laney reached its maximum water level at midnight on 6th August. It burst its banks and damaged some crops. It also flooded nearby roads, making travel dangerous due to deposited debris on the roads.
Toon. The Toon River at Toon Bridge reached its maximum level at 04.30 hrs . on 6th August 1986. The water rose above the arches of the bridge and flowed onto the road nearby. Fields along the banks were completely covered and travel along the road was made dangerous
Richard Browne unveils a plaque to Johnny Browne at Comóradh an Chéid 1916 – 2016 in Cill na Martra ©Lee Valley Outlook
By Johnny Browne
The 15th day of August of this present year,
Is a date I'll remember some time, never fear!
To far Gougane Barra I went on that day,
With the boys of the village, light-hearted and gay.
On that holiday morning, just after first Mass,
We started away on out trip from the Cross,
Two handsome long cars we had hired for the day
Were waiting, quite ready to take us away.
A voluble crowd of gay fellows was there,
With barely a square inch of room going spare,
I thought that the horses would die on the road,
Attempting to transport this terrible load.
There were Buckleys and Healys and Sullivans too,
A Leary, a Barry, a Roche and a Drew,
Such a- crowd of O'Connells I ne'er saw before,
And Riordans I count by the dozen and score.
The clan of Mullanes sent two delegates there,
There were Johnsons and Corkerys too by the pair,
Cronins and Reillys, a deputy each,
But I'll mention no more or I'll injure my speech.
As we galloped away, sure the day it was grand,
Two gadgets we had and a fife and drum band,
Sure we sang out so loud, our throats were all sore,
Oh! the likes of it all was ne'er seen before.
The people came running to see us in scores,
Some ran to the windows, some ran to the doors,
Says one, "Who are these who are dressed up so swell?"
Says another, "They're grandees from Williams' Hotel."
To sweet Ballingeary at last we drew near,
And moistened our lips with a pint of good beer,
We drove off again, as fleet as the fawn,
And about one o'clock we arrived in Gougane.
We were thirsty and cold when the horses did stop,
And each one was smacking his lips for a drop,
We jumped from the cars and the band it struck up,
And we marched on together right into the pub.
No porter the owner had at his hotel,
But stout that 'till then it had failed him to sell,
But in order to sell it, the clever old coon,
The porter had hid in a private back room.
When we ordered our dinner we asked for some bread,
"One loaf, boys, is all I can give you, he said,
It cost thruppence ha'penny, so we thought it was good,
But found it was baked in the year of the flood.
Some went boating all day in the lake close at hand,
Whilst others were drinking 'till they hardly could stand,
We all looked for sights that would dazzle our eyes,
But divil a bit but the mountains and skies.
We started for home before it got late,
And galloped away at the devil's own rate,
You never could guess how the fellows did feel,
Sure the most of us all were as drunk as the 'diabhal.'
We were half the time standing on each other's toes,
Dan Buckley thanks God that he still has his nose,
He met with an elbow with such a bad thud,
On my soul, lads, he lost half a gallon of blood.
We arrived at the Cross when our day it was o'er
And we filled ourselves up with the porter once more,
We recovered our senses next morning at dawn,
And that was the end of our trip to Gougane.
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On Friday, August 5, the Dripsey valley was filled with the magical voices of the High Hopes choir. A few weeks prior to that, Griffins' Garden Centre entered a competition on Today fm to win a BBQ for staff with Hellmanns and Off the Charts. Griffins decided to try to win in and donate the BBQ to Penny Dinners and High Hopes Choir as a thank you to all the volunteers and the team that work to reduce homelessness and provide quality free meals every day for people in Cork. They duly won and the Grilltopia arrived with food for over 100 people. A magical show, comprising fun and song from High Hopes choir members from Cork, Dublin and Waterford entertained the nation. After the show, High Hopes heard that they will be travelling to Dublin to record an album with Aslan in the next few weeks. Christy Dignam is a true friend and fan of the High Hope Choir.
Margaret Griffin would like to thank all involved in creating a joyful afternoon: the team from Today Fm, Hellmanns and Grilltopia and all the staff.
Recently, I spoke about appealing a decision of the Planning Authority to grant or refuse planning permission after a recent High Court case in the media. Cork County Council refused permission to grant planning permission to a developer, Cleanrath Windfarm Ltd. for the construction of a wind farm because it was considered that it would result in the destruction of a habitat of ecological value and have a major impact on the area. The decision to refuse was appealed to An Bord Pleanala and the decision to refuse was overturned. The developer was given the go ahead for the construction of a wind farm at Cleanrath Co. Cork. A couple chose to challenge the decision by An Bord Pleanala to the High Court claiming that An Bord Pleanala failed to carry out an appropriate assessment on nearby sites. The Cork couple sought to have the decision judicially reviewed by the High Court. The judge ruled that the planning permission must be quashed after finding that the process under which An Bord Pleanala had decided relevant issues concerning compliance with two European Directives – habitats directive and the environmental impact assessment directive – did not comply with Irish Law.
The Irish legal system has a system in place whereby the High Court is in a position to supervise the decisions of lower Courts, other tribunals and a wide range of public bodies. Judicial review proceedings are not concerned with the merits of a case or the arguments advanced at the hearing, but rather the decision making process. This is a very important point.
The High Court exercises it supervisory role by protecting against abuse of power by public authorities and ensuring that they act within the law. However, it is notable that the Courts are reluctant to interfere with the decisions of specialist administrative bodies like planning authorities. Certainly, the Courts will step in where the decision by a planning authority is unconstitutional or not in compliance with legislative requirements. If you wish to begin Judicial Review proceedings, you should instruct a Solicitor.
Procedure. In order to demonstrate the process involved in carrying out a judicial review, I propose giving a basic demonstration of steps involved. There are four steps in the process as follows:
Leave to apply. This process requires an application to be made to the High Court seeking permission to judicially review a decision of the planning authority in question. The application must be made within 8 weeks from the date of the decision of the planning authority. Specialist legal advice should be sought to appropriately determine how the 8-week limitation applies.
Substantial interest and grounds. The standard required for these type of judicial reviews is somewhat more stringent that an ordinary judicial review in other areas of law. For planning judicial reviews, it is necessary that the applicant show that he or she has a substantial interest in the proceedings, but also that he or she has substantial grounds for challenging the decision.
Administrative process. It is necessary for the party applying for judicial review to have participated in the planning process either as the applicant for the authorisation or a prescribed body or other person who made submissions or observations in respect of the matter being litigated.
It is very important that a more appropriate remedy is not available before seeking a judicial review of a decision of the Planning authority, for example, if it is more appropriate to appeal a decision of a planning authority to An Bord Pleanala as opposed to judicial review proceedings, then leave will be refused.
The hearing of the judicial review. A judicial review is not concerned with the merits of the decision, but focuses more on the decision making process. The Court is not there to rehear the matter and consider the argument advanced, but instead looks at whether there has been compliance with the statutory procedures and that a basic standard of constitutional and natural justice has been applied. Furthermore, the only time a Court will interfere with the merits of a decision is in circumstances where it can be shown that the decision reached is fundamentally at variance with common sense and reason and is indefensible. If you wish to begin Judicial Review proceedings, you should instruct a Solicitor.
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.
Dunmanway Community Garden have a few events planned as part of the Taste of West Cork Food festival. All money raised for these events goes back into the community garden which is run by volunteers and provides food for families, Meals on Wheels and the older people's social centre. The garden at Bantry Road also provides programmes for families, mental health groups, gardening enthusiasts and young people as well as providing a great, safe space for the whole community to use.
Sunday 11th September- Pizza Party at Dunmanway Community Garden , Bantry Road, 12.30 – 2.30/ €10.00 per family/
Tuesday 13 September - Hungry Caterpillars Garden Party 10.30-12.00/ €4.00 per family/ This is a fun event of exploring the garden, learning new things about the garden, and having a very civilised garden party!
Saturday 17th September Something Fishy /6.30 – 8.30pm/ €10 per person including refreshments/ Booking essential 023 886 8104 Join Breda Clancy (Horgan) of Clancy's Fresh Fish in Macroom , in the Dunmanway Community Garden for a cooking demonstration using West Cork's finest fresh fish!
Tom Scally, Marie O'Leary, Laura Cleary, Captain, and John Cleary, all members of Eire Óg ladies football club, who were part of the Cork Minor team who won the Ladies Football All Ireland title ©
Cork 0-19 Wexford 0-15
Cork Senior Camogie team displayed all the true grit that has made them champions for the past two years when they overcame Wexford in the semi-final of the 2016 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship at Nowlan Park in extra time. During the game, there had never been more than two points between the teams. The halftime score was 0-8 each and they finished with 0-14 apiece after 70 minutes. Wexford recorded the first score in extra time, a wonderful point from mid-field, but that was their swan song. Cork went on a scoring blitz, notching up 5 points in a row and ending with the greatest margin that separated the teams at any time during the game.
In extra time, Orla Cotter brought it back to level pegging for the 11th time from a free and Katrina Mackey, Hannah Looney and dual star, Briege Corkery, made Cork convincing winners. Aoife Murray, in goal, kept her net intact despite a desperate Wexford siege and Cork are back in Croke Park on September 11 for the final against Kilkenny. They are in the hunt for 3 in a row and a record 27th title.
While most of Wexford's scores came from frees and the accurate Kate Kelly, Cork got an impressive 16 points from play. Hannah Looney, Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley, another dual player, were most effective. Goalkeeping on both sides was extremely effective. The Wexford keeper, D'Arcy, had to survive many attacks and denied Amy O'Connor and Briege Corkery what looked like certain goals.
Scorers for Cork: Orla Cotter 0-5 (2fs, 1 45); Hannah Looney 0-4; Katrina Mackey, Briege Corkery 0-3 each; Aisling Thompson 0-2; Eimear O'Sullivan, Pamela Mackey 0-1 each
Cork: Aisling Murray, L O'Sullivan, Rena Buckley, Laura Treacy, M Cahalane, Gemma O'Connor, Pamela Mackey, Orla Cotter, Ashling Thompson, Hannah Looney, Orla Cronin, Katrina Mackey, Amy O'Connor, Briege Corkery, E O'Sullivan. Subs: J Hosford for Orla Cronin (70).
St. Val's girls, Jenny Brew Dinan. Ciara Hughes. Mairead O Sullivan. Ciara McCarthy, all members of the victorious Cork All Ireland minor panel. ©
1.Mairead O'Sullivan (St. Val's) 2.Emma Spillane (Bantry Blues) 3.Aisling O'Sullivan (Mournabbey) 4.Sorcha Phelan (Aghada) 5.Ciara Hughes (St. Val's) 6.Beatrice Casey (Araglen Desmonds Buí) 7. Aideen Lynch (Bandon) 8.Niamh Murphy (Erin's Own ) 9.Ciara McCarthy (St. Val's ) 10.Ciara Ryan (Clonakilty) 11.Laura Cleary (Éire Óg) 12.Abbie Scannell (Fermoy) 13.Grace Culloty ( Bride Rovers ) 14.Saoirse Noonan (Nemo Rangers ) 15.Sadhbh O'Leary (Kinsale) Caoimhe Moore (Kanturk). Sophie Hurley. (Bandon) Laura Quirke.(Bride Rovers) Eimear McAndrew.(Douglas )Sarah Hayes. (Rosscarbery) Jenny Brew Dinan.(Donoughmore) Lorraine O'Neill.(Clann na nGael) Marie O'Leary ( Eire Óg). Danielle O'Connor(Knocknagree) Chloe Collins (Dromtariffe) Kate Hannon (Glanmire) Christine Moran (Aghada) Nicole Quinn (Bandon) Aoife Kelleher (Douglas) Aisling Ryle (Carrigaline)
Management: John Cleary, Tom Scally, Marion Cronin, Fr. Liam Kelleher, Theresa Meaney, Kira O'Sullivan, Aoife Scally
GAA Cork County Championships
Round 2A Douglas 4-20 Imokilly 2-24
Round 3 – Winners advance, Losers Go Out
A: Na Piarsaigh 1-13 Ballymartle 2-13
B: Carrigdhoun v St. Finbarr's
C: Killeagh 1-12 Imokilly 2-22
D: Ballyhea 0-18 Newtownshandrum 3-20
E: CIT v Avondhu
F: Bishopstown v Duhallow
Sarsfields v Midleton
CIT/Avondhu v Douglas
Erin's Own v Imokilly
St. Finbarr's/Carrigdhoun v Ballymartle
Newtownshandrum v Bishopstown/Duhallow
Glen Rovers - Bride Rovers – and Blackrock - A Bye
The draw for the Quarter-Finals will made at a later date.
Note: MUSKERRY must play off with other 2B round losers to establish the weakest senior team of 2016.
Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
* Inniscarra, Blarney (lost in 2B)
Round 2B Mallow 5-22 Tracton 0-16
Fermoy 2-14 Charleville 0-12
Mallow 6-17 Watergrasshill 2-15
(1) Mallow 2-21 Carrigaline 0-21
(2) Bandon 2-17 Kilworth 1-18
(3) Cloyne 1-17 Ballinhassig 1-14
(4) INNISCARRA v Fermoy
Mallow v Bandon, Cloyne v Inniscarra/Fermoy
* Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra B.
Round 2B ÉIRE ÓG 2-21 v Carrigaline 1-4
(A) AGHABULLOGUE v ÉIRE ÓG
(F) St Finbarr's 2-12 Ballygarvan 2-12
Replay; 'Barrs 0-15 Ballygarvan 1-8
(C) Meelin 4-13 GRENAGH 0-22
(E) Argideen Rangers v BALLINCOLLIG
Aghada v Fr O' Neill, Castlemartyr v St Finbarr's, Dungourney v E, A v Midleton, Blackrock v Meelin.
Kilbrittain, Kildorrery and Glen Rovers have received byes to Quarter-Finals
Draw for the Quarter-Finals to be made at a later date.
Éire Óg 2-21 Carrigaline 1-4
Éire Óg, as expected, had an easy win over the second string Carrigaline outfit and now face Aghabullogue in the 3rd round. Éire Óg were on top all through and led by 1-4 to 0-1 early in the second quarter after a Kevin Hallissey goal. Even after letting Carrigaline in for a goal just before the break, Éire Óg still led comfortably by 1-7 to 1-2 at the interval. A Carrig point on the restart had the gap down to four but the winners then shot over four points on the trot and resumed full command.
Scorers for Éire Óg: Kevin Hallissey 1-9 (0-7f, 0-2 '65'), Keith Riordan 1-4, Eoin O'Shea 0-3, Daniel Gouldiing 0-2, Donal O'Connor, John Cooper and Jason Twomey 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Aidan O'Connor, John Mullins, Shane McCarthy: John Kelleher, Alan O'Mahony, Cian O'Mahony: Donal O'Connor, John Cooper: Keith Riordan, Dermot O'Herlihy, Mike O'Shea: Eoin O'Shea, Kevin Hallissey, Daniel Goulding. Subs: Jason Twomey 51, Tim O'Leary 54, P Kirwan 57, Brian Hurley 58, Denny Murphy 58.
Meelin 4-13 (25) Grenagh 0-22
Gutsy Grenagh went down with honour intact against a highly rated Meelin at Banteer. Meelin led by eight points, 3-8 to 0-9, after playing with the wind in the first half and a fourth goal early in the second half seemed to assure them of victory. Grenagh put it up to the winners in a big way however with a huge rally led by Tom Kenny, Sean Bourke and the Russell brothers.
Grenagh scorers: Tom Kenny 0-8 (0-3f), S Bourke 0-8 (0-5f), J Russell 0-4 (0-1 sideline), U Duggan, DD Dorgan and P McSweeney 0-1 each.
Grenagh: Martin Barry: Kevin O'Neill, Kelvin Cummins, P. McCarthy: Aonghus Duggan, Cillian Kenny, Gerry Russell: Neil Doherty, Sean Bourke: Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan, Tom Kenny, Peter McSweeney: Ultan Duggan, John Russell, Colin O'Sullivan. Subs: Eoghan O'Donovan 14, Seamus Cronin h/t.
* Blarney, Inniscarra
(A) Fr O' Neills 1-24 Ballymartle 3-6
(B) Courcey Rovers 0-15 Douglas 4-26
(C) St Finbarrs 2-11 BLARNEY 0- 20
(D) Shandrum 0-21 Ballinhassig 2-12
(E) Newcestown 0-15 INNISCARRA 1-11
(F) Killeagh/St Ita's 2-19 Bishopstown 1-6
(G) Blackrock 2-19 Glen Rovers 0-15
(H) Sarsfield 0-19 Valley Rovers 2-6
(I) Mallow 3-8 Duhallow 2-19
(J) Carrigaline 0-5 Midleton 4-17
(K) Charleville 2-17 Na Piarsaigh 3-13
Round 2 (Losers from Round 1)
Valley Rovers 2-20 Bishopstown 0-13, St Finbarrs v Carrigaline,
Courceys v INNISCARRA, Glen Rovers 1-14 Mallow 1-13,
Ballinhassig 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 3-12, Ballymartle a bye
Round 3 - 17 teams, one game + 15 byes. Loser eliminated.
Round 4 - (seeded) 8 games with seed to be drawn in slots 1, 3, 5 and 7
Final: Kilavullen 2-14 Whitechurch 1-17
Replay: Whitechurch 2-20 Kilavullen 1-8
Cobh 2-10 Ballyhooly 1-13 - draw
* Muskerry and Ballincollig.
Round 2B BALLINCOLLIG 4-9 Beara 0-7
(A) Ballincollig 1-14 Clyda Rovers 0-14
(E) Duhallow 4-13 Douglas 0-6
Nemo Rangers 3-11 Carbery 0-8
Castlehaven 3-11 Ilen Rovers 2-11,
Bishopstown v Duhallow
Newcestown v Avondhu, CIT v A
Carbery Rangers, St Finbarr's, Valley Rovers all received byes to Quarter-Finals
Draw for Quarter-Finals to be made at a later date
Ballincollig 4 – 9 Beara 0 – 7
Beara had difficulty in fielding a team and were no match for Ballincollig at Bantry. Eoin O'Reilly had three goal for the winners who led by 2-6 to 0-4 at the break.
Scorers: E O'Reilly 3-1 (0-1f), P Kelly 1-1, N Allen 0-2, C O'Sullivan, R Noonan, G Durrant, C Fleming and D Kiersten 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: C Noonan: S Murphy, L Jennings, E Hegarty: D Murphy, S Lucey, K Browne: S Kiely, C O'Sullivan: N Allen, P Kelly, R Noonan: G Durrant, C Fleming, E O'Reilly. Subs: K Coleman 49, D Kiersten 52.
Ballincollig 1 – 14 Clyda Rovers 0 – 14
Ballincollig followed up their win over Beara with the defeat of Clyda at Blarney in a game refixed after the injury to referee Brian Coniry caused the abandonment of the original game a day earlier. Clyda started well and led by 0-5 to 0-1 after the opening quarter, but Ballincollig recovered and drew level within five minutes and were in front at the break by 0-9 to 0-5. In the 43rd minute when Ballincollig led by 0-11 to 0-6, George Durrant finished off a great Ballincollig move with a smashing goal. Clyda never gave up and narrowed the gap to four points and the nthree but Ballincollig held out to advance.
Ballincollig scorers: G Durrant 1-0, P Kelly 0-4 (0-2f), S Lucey, N Allen, 0-3 each, S Kiely 0-2, E O'Reilly, R Noonan 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Ciarán Noonan: Shane Murphy, Liam Jennings, Eoin Hegarty: Sean Lucey, Noel Galvin, Kevin Browne: Sean Kiely, Ciarán O'Sullivan: Niall Allen, Paddy Kelly, Robert Noonan: George Durrant, Cathal Fleming, Eoin Reilly. Subs: John Kelly 48, Darren Murphy 54, David Lordan 57.
*Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Ballinora, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Naomh Abán, Macroom.
Round 2A Fermoy 2-12 BALLINORA 0-6
NAOMH ABÁN 2-13 Nemo Rangers 1-12
Kiskeam 2-15 Mallow 3-10
Bantry Blues 1-15 Ballinora 0-5
MACROOM 1-12 St Michaels 0-11
(1) Éire Óg v Bantry Blues
(2) Fermoy v Naomh ABÁN
(3) Na Piarsaigh v Kiskeam
(4) Beal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh v MACROOM
Semi-Finals 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Fermoy 2-12 Ballinora 0 – 6
In a much delayed Round 2A game at Mayfield, Fermoy, last year's intermediated champions and winners over Macroom in the first round, had altogether too much power for Ballinora and duly won their quarter final ticket comfortably. Ballinora scored first when Michael Murphy pointed after two minutes and Fermoy went a point up only for Darragh Holmes to point a free to level matters at 0-2 each after 8 minutes. Fermoy, despite playing against the wind, got on top and went into a 0-5 to 0-2 lead by the 17th minute, only to be reined in by two fine points from Ian Wycherley for Ballinora. Fermoy then struck for a goal, and although Ballinora got a point from Darragh Holmes the Mid Cork side were in arrears at half time, 1-6 to 0-5 and clearly in trouble.
A second Fermoy goal early in the second half finished the game as a contest and Fermoy were coasting well before the finish. Ian Wycherley had Ballinora's only second half score, a point just before the finish.
Ballinora: Eoghan Walsh: Dave O'Neill, Tomas McGrath, Patrick Cronin: Ian Wycherley, James Lordan, Conor Murphy: Mike Lordan, Cillian Keogh: Alan O'Neill, Alan O'Shea, Darragh Holmes: Darren Hegarty, Michael Murphy, Darragh Corkery. Subs: Brian Murphy, Barry Crowley, Brendan Hourihane, John O'Regan.
Bantry Blues 1-15 Ballinora 0-5
Ballinora exited the championship at Baile Mhuirne when they went under to Bantry Blues. Ballinora were without three players who figured against Fermoy a week earlier and had a very young side on duty, ten of the 21 players used being U 21 footballers. Barry Crowley, Ben Ahern and Brendan Hourihane started instead of the injured Conor Murphy, Mike Lordan and Michael Murphy and John O'Regan, Brian Murphy, Pádraig Dineen and Kenneth Greally were introduced as substitutes. Ballinora, while out of this year's championship, do not have to worry about relegation, having won their first round game and their mentors looked on this year as a year for laying foundations for the future.
*Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra.
Bandon 3-8 Ballydesmond 0-14
AGHABULLOGUE 1-15 Glanmire 0-9
Glanworth v Bandon; Mitchelstown 2-14 Mayfield 0-9,
Six teams, CILL na MARTRA, Kanturk, Millstreet, Rockchapel, St Finbarr's and Aghabullogue - all received byes to Quarter-Finals. Draw for the Quarter Finals to be made at a later date
Aghabullogue 1-15 Glanmire 0 –9
The final score line is misleading as to the course of this game. Aghabullogue were three points up at the break 0-7 to 0-4 but Glanmire had it down to a single point within nine minutes of the restart. Glanmire lost a man to a red card at the three quarter mark and Aghabullogue dominated the final ten minutes after getting in for a goal from Evan O'Sullivan.
Aghabullogue scorers: E O'Sullivan 1-4 (0-1f), J Corkery 0-7 (0-4f), S O'Sullivan 0-3, B Casey 0-1.
Aghabullogue: J Buckley: S Dennehy, C Lucey, R Dennehy: K Hogan, J Corkery, D Merrick: M Twomey, N Buckley: A BarryMurphy, I BarryMurphy, S O'Sullivan: B Casey, J Corkery, E O'Sullivan. Subs: D Moynihan 18, A Hogan 39, M O'Sullivan 56, S Dineen 59.
Final: St Finbarr's 1-12 Ilen Rovers 0-10
Final: Ibane 2-12 Clyda Rovers 2-5
2nd Round Replay: Aghinagh 1-10 Dripsey 0-6
A Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 4-15 Blarney 1-13
B Canovee 4-6 Inniscarra 2-7
C Aghinagh 3-12 Éire Óg 1-13
1 Canovee 2-9 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 1-11
2 Aghinagh v Iveleary
3 Ballincollig 1-11 Clondrohid 0-10
4 Kilmurry 1-10 Kilmichael 1-10 (draw)
Semi Finals: 1 v 2; Ballincollig v 4
The Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football championship has seen a frenzy of activity - seven games played, with winners advancing to various stages of the competition, the losers bidding farewell to this year's championship. Ballincollig were the first teams to reach the semi-final stage, where they await the resolution of the Kilmichael/ Kilmurry quarter final game. Canovee await the winners of the Iveleary v Aghinagh quarter final.
Aghinagh 1-10 Dripsey 0-6
Aghinagh had a definite edge in the second round Muskerry Junior Football Championship game played at Ovens but left themselves vulnerable with their wasteful shooting. They kicked seven wides in the first half to Dripsey's one and only three points separated the sides as half time approached. Aghinagh had additional cause for worry when their full back received a second yellow card. Being a man short put Aghinagh under pressure but they performed well and they were worthy winners.
Aghinagh went on the offensive from the off and a Declan Ambrose point in the first minute was a boost and they added points from William Coakley and Donal Corkery to lead by three after ten dominant minutes. David O'Sullivan got a point back for Dripsey but Aghinagh moved further ahead when Jason McCarthy twice and William Coakley raised white flags. Dripsey finished the half well with Aidan Buckley converting two frees while Aghinagh found themselves a man. Dripsey reduced the arrears in the 31st minute when David O'Sullivan registered their fourth point but they failed to get closer. Aghinagh led 0-8 to 0-6 entering the Final Quarter and they then secured the all-important goal when Declan Ambrose found the Dripsey net to set his side on the road to victory.
Scorers: Aghinagh: Declan Ambrose 1-1 Donal Corkery 0-3 (0-2f), Jason McCarthy 0-3 William Coakley 0-2 William Ambrose 0-1.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley 0-3(Fs) David O'Sullivan 0-2 Mark O'Sullivan 0-1
Aghinagh: Paul O'Sullivan: Jeremiah Kelleher, Alan Hourihan, John Lynch: Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Donagh O'Riordan: William Ambrose, Matthew McCarthy: William Coakley, Micheál Corkery, Michael O'Brien: Donal Corkery, Declan Ambrose, Jason McCarthy. Subs: Seamus O'Leary h/t, Diarmuid Crowley 48, Ross Crowley 58.
Dripsey: Pat O'Riordan: Barry Kelleher, John O'Riordan, Daniel Buckley: Martin O'Sullivan, John Carey, Aidan Murray: Michael O'Riordan, Mark O'Sullivan: Shane Burke, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Conor Hayes: David O'Sullivan, Gary Murphy, Aidan Buckley. Subs: Dean O'Sullivan 18, Steve Murray 48, Eoin O'Connell 52, Shane Burke 58. Ref: Mr John Ryan Macroom
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh footballers, Mid Cork and county junior B champions last year continue to prosper and advanced to the quarter final stage of the divisional 'A' championship after an impressive victory over Blarney at Kilmurry. The Ballingeary men despite playing into a strong breeze, they banged in no less than four first half goals and leading by 4-6 to 0-8 at the interval and with wind advantage to come, they were already on the high road to victory. Blarney, to their credit, did not but there was really no other outcome likely than the win for Béal Átha which transpired.
Béal Átha tore holes in the Blarney defence in the first half and corner forward Donagh Seartan had a most productive half hour. After Joe Jordan and Ray Murphy had early Blarney points, the young Seartan laid on a tap-in goal for Seán Ó Coill in the 5th minute, added two points himself and after an exchange of points between Ray Murphy and Darren Ó Duinnín, set up a second Béal Átha goal for the impressive Barra Ó Coinceannain in the 15th minute. Blarney were reeling but battled back with points from David Cremin and Jordan to be then almost completely floored by two further goals in a minute from Donagh Seartan, which left the score at 4-3 to 0-5 after 22 minutes. Seamus Ó Tuama and Darren Ó Duinnín added further points before the break to which Blarney replied with points from two Ray Murphy frees and Stephen Lohan.
When Béal Átha matched the Blarney tally of four points in the third quarter, to lead by 4-10 to 0-12 and maintain their ten point interval advantage, it was clear that there was not going to be a Blarney victory. Béal Atha added four further points before Blarney efforts were rewarded by a splendid Peter Philpott goal in the 28th minute and only a great save by stand-in goalkeeper Barra Ó Coinceannain denied a further goal from the penalty spot in injury time.
Scorers: Béal Áthja'n Ghaorthaidh: D Seartan 2-6 (0-3f), S Ó Coill and B Ó Coinceannain 1-0 each, D Ó Duinnín and S Ó Tuama 0-3 each, G O Croimín 0-2, P Ó Buachalla 0-1. Blarney: P Philpott 1-0, R Murphy 0-6 (0-5f), J Jordan, S Lohan, K Costello (0-1f) 0-2 each, D Cremen 0-1.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Gearóid Ó Muirthille: Caoimhín Ó Loinsuigh, Darren Ó Coill, Shane Ó Duinnín: Gearóid Ó Croimín, Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Dara Ó Ceallacháin: Donal MacCarthaigh, Dara Seartan: Seán Ó Coill, Pol Ó Buachalla, Seamus Ó Tuama: Darren Ó Duinnín, Barra Ó Coinceannain, Donagh Seartan. Sub: Seán Ó Duinnín for B Coinceannain 39.
Blarney: Shane Jordan: Craig Sykes, Eoghan Murphy, John Barrett: Ray O'Donovan, Mark Cremin, Paul O'Connor: Vince O'Mahony, John Daniel Good: Keith Costello, Joe Jordan, Ray Murphy: Colin Murphy, Stephen Lohan, Davie Cremen. Subs: Mark O'Leary for C Sykes ht, Peter Philpott for R O'Donovan 42, Barra O'Connell for R Murphy, Seán Crowley for Cremen. Referee: Mr Ger Ahern, Canovee.
Canovee 4 – 6 Inniscarra 2 – 7
This 3rd round game in the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship at Macroom produced six great goals, with the final and decisive one from Conor Hughes minutes from fulltime being particularly memorable as the Canovee man collected a ball 45 metres out on the left sideline, and wove his way in goalwards before firing a ferocious drive to the Inniscarra net from ten metres range. Canovee had just regained the lead minutes previously and were under intense pressure from a talented Inniscarra side but Hughes's goal proved to be the match winner in a very entertaining high quality contest.
Canovee had a perfect opening period with fine goals from Aidan Moynihan and Seán O'Connor and a James Moynihan point giving them a 2-1 to nil lead before Inniscarra's Tomás O'Connor finished off a Dave Barry -Sean O'Donoghue move with a smashing goal in the 14th minute and followed up with a point immediately. Points from Paul Farmer and Jack Hayes followed but Canovee had the final score of the half from a James Moynihan free to leave the half time score at 2-2 to 1-3 and the outcome uncertain.
Points from Farmer, O'Raw and O'Donoghue had Inniscarra in front for the first time by the 39th minute but Seán O'Connor finished a strong run with his second goal a minute later to restore the lead to Canovee. Paul Farmer cut the deficit to a single point, 3-2 to 1-7 with a point in the 44th minute and a super goal from the left leg of Seán O'Donoghue six minutes later had Inniscarra in front by two points as the excitement levels soared. Points from James Moynihan and Eamonn Lyons brought Canovee level, Denis O'Sullivan kicked a good point to put them back in front in the 54th minute. It was still anyone's game but Conor Hughes's goal settled the issue and Aidan Moynihan added a late point to allow Canovee reverse last year's outcome and give them their ticket to the quarter final and a meeting with the young Béal Átha side.
Scorers: Canovee: S O'Connor 2-0, A Moynihan 1-1, C Hughes 1-0, Js Moynihan 0-3 (fs), Ds O'Sullivan and E Lyons 0-1 each. Inniscarra: T O'Connor and S O'Donoghue 1-1 each, P Farmer 0-3, J Hayes and A O'Raw 0-1 each.
Canovee: Darren Shine: Daniel O'Sullivan, Paul O'Sullivan, Michael Quinlan: John O'Brien, Michael Dunne, Brian Ahern: Eamonn Lyons, Brian O'Donoghue: Aidan Murphy, Mark Healy, James Moynihan: Seán O'Connor, Aidan Moynihan, Conor Hughes. Sub: Denis O'Sullivan for M Healy 40.
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Cathal Griffin, Kevin Burke, Declan Hyland: Stephen Dornan, John O'Callaghan, Timmy Murphy: Conor Buckley, Alan Sheehan: Paul Farmer, Seán O'Donoghue, David O'Keeffe: Jack Hayes, Tomás O'Connor, David Barry. Subs: Aaron O'Raw for Murphy ht, David O'Carroll for Dornan 46, Adam O'Connell for Hayes 55, John Stanton for Hyland, Liam Collins for Barry 58. Referee: Mr David Murnane, Macroom.
Ballincollig 1 -1 Clondrohid 0 – 10
Ballincollig are through to the semi-final of the Ross Oil JAFC after an impressive victory over Clondrohid at Kilmurry. The victors enjoyed a blistering opening quarter with Ian Coughlan finding the net while their forwards kicked some quality scores. Clondrohid clawed their way back into the game after the break with some excellent scores but they failed to avail of their chances and paid the penalty.
Ballincollig's wing forward Brian Cotter registered the opening score of this entertaining contest with an excellent effort from distance. It was all one-way traffic in the opening stages as further points from Jordan O'Connor, Stephen Coughlan and a brace from Ian Coughlan stretched Ballincollig's lead.
Their midfield duo of Gearóid O'Donoghue and Brian Kelly were dominating and when Coughlan crashed home, his side led by 1-5 to nil after 15 minutes. Eventually, Clondrohid settled and David Lynch got their opening score with a fine individual effort. Moments later Mathew McDonagh was denied a certain goal by an outstanding save from Ballincollig goalkeeper Shane Hogan. Clondrohid kept up the pressure with points from Paddy Lynch and Tommy Kelleher but Ballincollig replied through David Collins and a placed effort from Jordan O'Connor and they led by 1-9 to 0-4 at the break.
On the resumption, Clondrohid made full use of the breeze with Paddy Lynch kicking two super points from play. A fine score from Darren Dineen reduced the gap to five points. Ballincollig looked vulnerable but substitute Darren Murphy pointed to put daylight between the sides.
Clondrohid kept pressing in the closing stages with Lynch and Fergal Kelleher converting chances. However, they required a goal and it never looked likely.
Scorers: Ballincollig: I Coughlan 1-2, J O'Connor 0-4 (2f), S Coughlan 0-2, D Collins, B Cotter, D Murphy 0-1 each. Clondrohid: P Lynch 0-4, D Dineen, T Kelleher (0-1f) 0-2 each, D Lynch, F Kelleher 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Shane Hogan; Kevin Crowley, Chris Collins, Luke Fahy; Dave Bowen, Noel O'Toole, Luke Carey Murphy; Brian Kelly, Gearóid O'Donoghue; Brian Cotter, Stephen Coughlan, Davey Collins; Jordan O'Connor, Ian Coughlan, Conor Sexton. Subs: Darren Murphy (19), James O'Leary h/t.
Clondrohid: John Corkery; Conor O'Leary, Trevor O'Brien, Conor Flanagan; Brian Corcoran, Sean O'Callaghan, Jeremy O'Sullivan; Fergal Kelleher, Danny O'Riordan, David Lynch, Mark Creed, Paddy Lynch; Tommy Kelleher, Mathew McDonagh, Darren Dineen. Subs: Daniel O'Mahony h/t. Referee: Mr Pat O'Leary (Kilmurry).
Canovee 2 – 9 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 1 – 11
Canovee were favoured to win against the Ballingeary club's second fifteen but they barely survived the challenge and few would deny that the Gaeltacht side were deserving of at least the second as they carried the game to Canovee for long periods. In the very close and exciting last ten minutes however Canovee drew level in the 56th minute with a James Moynihan point, followed with a winner from Conor Hughes immediately and then defended their slender lead heroically until the final whistle brought them relief at last.
Aidan Moynihan set up his cousin James for a well taken goal for Canovee after only three minutes, Seán O'Connor added a point and blood sub Liam Kelleher another, to make it 1-2 to nil. Barra Ó Coinceannain had an opening point for Béal Átha and Donagh Seartan and James Moynihan then exchanged points from frees to retain the four-point gap. The Béal Átha attack with improved supply began to pose problems for the Canovee defence. Donagh Seartan pointed two frees and with a point each from Barra Coinceannain and Ó Croimín, Béal Átha were level by the 19th minute, 1-3 to 0-6. Conor Hughes got Canovee back on course in the 23rd minute, taking a pass from Daniel O'Sullivan and bursting through to smash home a superb goal. Hughes added a point off the upright and then pointed a '45' before Coinceannain finished off a strong run with a point for Beal Átha to leave Canovee leading at the interval by four points, 2-5 to 0-7.
Two early second half points for the Gaeltacht side were matched by two for Canovee to leave the half time gap still between the teams at the three quarter stage. Then Béal Átha struck for a goal, Donagh Seartan setting Ger MacCarthaigh up for a goal from close range. Seamus Ó Tuama pointed a free to level matters and in the 50th minute Ger MacCarthaigh kicked a point to give Béal Átha the lead for the first time. Canovee managed to rescue this situation with renewed determination. In the 56th minute James Moynihan kicked over an equaliser and within a minute Conor Hughes had put Canovee back in front. Béal Átha had opportunities to get an equaliser but when Donagh Seartan's late free kick hit the upright and went out instead of in, they knew that it was not to be their day.
Scorers: Canovee: C Hughes 1-4 (0-1 '45'), J Moynihan 1-2 (0-1f), S O'Connor 0-2, L Kelleher 0-1. Béal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh: G MacCarthaigh 1-1, D Seartan 0-4 (0-2f), B Coinceannain 0-3, G Ó Croimín 0-2 (0-1'45'), S Ó Tuama 0-1
Canovee: Darren Shine: Daniel O'Sullivan, Paul O'Sullivan, Michael Quinlan: John O'Brien, Michael Dunne, Brian Ahern: Eamonn Lyons, Brian O'Donoghue: Aidan Murphy, Denis O'Sullivan, James Moynihan: Seán O'Connor, Aidan Moynihan, Conor Hughes. Sub: Liam Kelleher for Ds O'Sullivan 36, Mark Healy for Dan O'Sullivan 52, Darragh Ring for J O'Brien 54.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Gearóid Ó Muirthille: Caoimhín Ó Loinsuigh, Darren Ó Coill, Shane Ó Duinnín: Gearóid Ó Croimín, Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Dara Seartan: Donal MacCarthaigh, Barra Ó Coinceannain: Seán Ó Coill, Pól Ó Buachalla, Darren Ó Duinnín: Seán Ó Duinnín, Seamus Ó Tuama, Donagh Seartan. Subs: Gearóid Mac Carthaigh for P Ó Buachalla (inj.) 25. Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom
Kilmurry 1-10 Kilmichael 1-10
It took a point, scored five minutes into time added on by their captain Dave O'Halloran, to rescue the hopes of favourites Kilmurry and give them a second chance of making the semi finals. Kilmichael were led for most of the game and had only hit the front in the 58th minute when James O'Leary buried a penalty in the net at the second attempt, and there appears to be little between the teams.
Kilmurry had a very good first half and could have led at the break by more than 1-5 to 0-5. Dave McCarthy got them off to a great start with a point in less than two minutes and when Joe Ryan was fouled immediately after, a penalty resulted and Ryan belted the ball to the Kilmichael net. William Buckley added a point, 1-2 to nil the score and Kilmurry in command before Cork senior footballer, Peter Kelleher, operating at full forward, got an opening point for Kilmichael in the 7th minute and Conor Cotter came forward to score another within a minute. Dave O'Halloran had a point in reply but Peter Kelleher had the next score to leave the goal between the teams. William Buckley had a point in the 17th minute and five minutes before the break Kilmichael got two vital scores to stay in touch, Daniel Twomey and Peter Kelleher the scorers. Greg Barrett had a point for Kilmurry to give his team a fully deserved one goal lead at the break.
The flood lights came on for the second half and Kilmichael were encouraged by an early Daniel Twomey point and substitute James O'Leary shot over a superb point in the 35th minute. Kilmurry replied with points from William Buckley and Dave McCarthy, Conor Cotter created the chance for James O'Leary to point for Kilmichael, William Buckley replied with a point from a free, 1-8 to 0-8 after 41 minutes.
As the final quarter commenced, Daniel Twomey pointed for Kilmichael from an acute angle and young Barry Kelleher followed up with a super score to cut the Kilmurry lead to the minimum. Joe Ryan point from a free for Kilmurry in the 50thminute and Kilmurry were two points clear. In the 56th minute Kilmichael substitute Shane Foley sent over a high centre from the right which Peter Kelleher fielded and when fouled, a penalty for Kilmichael resulted. James O'Leary's first penalty was wide but when the kick was ordered to be re-taken O'Leary made no mistake with his second chance. Kilmichael were now a point ahead and the game was deep into time added on when Liam Long set up his captain Dave O'Halloran to send over the Kilmichael bar earn his side a second chance of advancing.
Scorers: Kilmurry J Ryan 1-1 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), W Buckley 0-4 (0-1f), D McCarthy and D O'Halloran 0-2 each, G Barrett 0-1. Kilmichael: J O'Leary 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), P Kelleher and D Twomey 0-3 each, C Cotter and B Kelleher 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Eoin Barrett, Kevin Barrett, Daniel Cahalane: William Barrett, Liam Long, Liam Wall: James White, David O'Leary: David O'Halloran, Jonathan Buckley, William Buckley: Joe Ryan, Dave McCarthy, Greg Barrett. Subs; James Kelleher for J White 50, Sean Curzon for D McCarthy 53, Adam Healy for K Barrett b/c 56.
Kilmichael: Stephen O'Leary: Colin Murphy, Adrian Kelly, Alan Murphy: Darragh Foley, Finbarr Buckley, Simon Foley: Cathal Foley, Conor Cotter: Damian Crowley, Daniel Twomey, Finbarr Dromey; Barry Kelleher, Peter Kelleher, Kevin Murphy. Subs: James O'Leary for D Crowley h/t, Colm Dromey for K Murphy 43, Shane Foley for F Buckley 54, Alan Dromey for D Twomey 61. Referee: Mr Colm Ó Mocháin, Cill na Martra.
Aghinagh 3 - 12 Éire Óg 1 – 13
Aghinagh, are now through to the championship quarter finals after an impressive showing against a good Éire Óg side at Clondrohid. After the opening twenty minutes Aghinagh were being led by 0-7 to 0-2 but they recovered to be only two points in arrears at half time and a goal from a Seamus O'Leary penalty just after the restart gave them the lead. Thereafter it was Aghinagh who forced the pace and when William Coakley had their second goal in the 50th minute it gave them a six point lead and they were clearly in control. Shane Corkery added a third goal almost immediately and the outcome was decided. Denny Murphy had a last second goal after a penalty for Éire Óg which put mere respectability on the final scoreboard.
Points from Denny Murphy (2), Keith Riordan, Tim O'Leary and John Cooper had Éire Óg leading by 0-5 to 0-1 after eight minutes, and when Jason McCarthy pointed a free to add to Donal Corkery's earlier effort, Éire Óg responded with further points from Murphy and Cooper, only a fine deflected save by Aghinagh goalkeeper Paul O'Sullivan denying the latter of a goal. Aghinagh gradually improved, Jason McCarthy pointed a free, Donal Corkery pointed from play after good work by William Coakley and when Brian Hurley replied for the Ovens men, two points from Donal Corkery and another from McCarthy reflected the improving performance of the winners. Eoin O'Shea had a late point for Éire Óg to leave his side leading by 0-9 to 0-7 at the break.
A foul on William Coakley two minutes into the second half gave Aghinagh a penalty, which Seamus O'Leary slotted home in confident fashion, and Declan Ambrose added on a point. Donncadh Kelly had an Éire Óg point in reply, Mathew McCarthy and Keith O'Riordan exchanged points, before Aghinagh extended their lead to four with a point from Coakley and two from Declan Ambrose. Denny Murphy pointed a free after Aghinagh had lost their full back to a black card at the three quarter stage. In the 50th minute Aghinagh struck a major blow when Seamus O'Leary set up William Coakley for a simple tap-in goal. Coakley and O'Leary were involved in setting up a third Aghinagh goal, young Shane Corkery the finisher this time, and Denny Murphy saw his late penalty hit the Aghinagh post but he buried the rebound.
Scorers: Aghinagh: W Coakley 1-1, S O'Leary 1-0 (pen), S Corkery 1-0, D Corkery 0-4, J McCarthy 0-3 (Fs), D Ambrose 0-3, M McCarthy 0-1. Éire Óg: D Murphy 1-4 (0-3f), K O'Riordan, J Cooper, B Hurley 0-2 each, T O'Leary, E O'Shea and D Kelly 0-1 each.
Aghinagh: Paul O'Sullivan: Jeremiah Kelleher, Alan Hourihan, John Lynch: Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Michael O'Brien: William Ambrose, Matthew McCarthy: Seamus O'Leary, William Coakley, Micheál Corkery: Donal Corkery, Declan Ambrose, Jason McCarthy. Subs: Shane Corkery for D O'Callaghan (inj) 38, Jeremiah Corkery for A Hourihan (b/c) 45, Diarmuid Crowley for Donal Corkery 55, Ross Crowley for William Coakley 58.
Éire Óg: Joseph Kelleher: Seán Desmond, Jason Twomey, Daniel Cotter: Anthony Doherty, Denis O'Keeffe, Dáire McCarthy: Donncadh Kelly, Paul McDonagh: John Cooper, Denhny Murphy, Eoin O'Shea: Keith O'Riordan, Timothy O'Leary, Brian Hurley. Subs: Philip Hayes for D O'Keeffe 39, Barry Corkery for A Doherty 49, Brian Hallissey for D Cotter 53. Referee: Mr David Murnane, Macroom.
Ballinora 2 – 10 Grenagh 1 – 12
Inniscarra 1-10 Cill na Martra 1-7
Donoughmore 3-8 Aghabullogue 0-12
Kilmurry 4-14 Iveleary 2-7
Ballincollig Credit Union Junior A Hurling Championship
1 Ballinora 2-19 Iveleary 1-7
2 Kilmichael 0-14 Donoughmore 3-9
3 Éire Óg 0-12 Blarney 0-15
Semi Finals: Cloughduv v Ballinora; Donoughmore v Blarney
Donoughmore 3 – 10 Kilmichael 0 – 14
The writing was on the wall for Kilmichael at half time in this Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A hurling championship quarter final at Macroom when after playing with the wind, they were 0-7 to 3-4 in arrears against Donoughmore, whose full forward Shane Healy had scored all but one single point of his sides tally. To their credit, Kilmichael, battled on bravely all through the second half and had the deficit down to four points with five minutes remaining before Donoughmore steadied the ship once again and emerged deserving winners. Donoughmore will now face last year's finalists Blarney in the penultimate round with either Cloughduv or Ballinora also contesting the final.
Kilmichael's Peter Kelleher and Shane Healy exchanged early points from frees before the latter put Donoughmore ahead with a 7th minute point and three minutes later picked up a long clearance by Darren Lucey and fired the sliotar to the Kilmichael net from close range. Kilmichael replied with two points from Kelleher and another from Cork minor footballer Cathal Foley to leave only the minimum between the teams after 14 minutes but two minutes later Healy struck again in similar fashion to his earlier effort, this time holding a long clearance from Conor O'Rourke and belting the ball past the hapless Stephen Lucey, stranded in the Kilmichael goal. Peter Kelleher pointed a free but back came Donoughmore and when Jamie Twomey was fouled a penalty was awarded and Shane Healy sent the ball low and hard into the corner of the Kilmichael net to leave his side comfortably in front, 3-2 to 0-5 after 18 minutes. Kilmichael had points from Kelleher and Conor Cotter, but Donoughmore finished the half with scores from Healy and Darren Lucey to lead at the break by six points, 3-4 to 0-7.
On the resumption, Kilmichael had points from Conor Cotter and Kelleher, Donoughmore replied with a brace from Christian Mangan and Darren Lucey. Cotter and Lucey exchanged points, Kelleher and Mangan did likewise, 3-8 to 0-11 after 46 minutes play. Conor Cotter had a fine point for Kilmichael, Peter Kelleher was successful for a point five minutes later to reduce the deficit to four point, 3-8 to 0-13. Shane Healy eased the pressure on Donoughmore with a point from a free and in a late exchange of scores, Aidan O'Shea and Peter Kelleher added a point to their respective sides tally.
Scorers: Donoughmore: S Healy 3-4 (1-0 pen., 0-2f), D Lucey 0-3 (0-2f), C Mangan 0-2, A O'Shea 0-1. Kilmichael: P Kelleher 0-9 (0-6f), C Cotter 0-4 (0-2f), C Foley 0-1.
Donoughmore: Diarmuid Manning: Aidan Corkery, Alan Savage, Cian Murphy: Leon Cogan, Kevin Horgan, Stephen Looney: Adrian Looney, Mark Foley: Conor O'Rourke, Christian Mangan, Darren Lucey; Lawrence Barry, Shane Healy, Jamie Twomey. Subs: Aidan O'Shea for Barry ht.
Kilmichael: Stephen O'Leary: Luke Hennigan, James O'Leary, John O'Riordan: Cian Dromey, Adrian Kelly, Brendan Cotter: Simon Foley, Conor Cotter: Cathal Foley, Peter Kelleher, Jamie McCarthy: Trevor Tobin, Colm Dromey, Daragh Foley. Sub: John O'Mahony for J O'Riordan 58.
Referee: Mr John Horgan, Gleann na Laoi.
A Ballincollig v Éire Óg
B Dripsey v Ballinora
C Aghabullogue v Cloughduv
Winner of A v Winner of B
Winner of C v Donoughmore
Inniscarra v Grenagh
Laochra Óg v Blarney
Éire Óg 3-13 Cloughduv 1-7
Ballincollig 6-25 Donoughmore 1-2
Aghabullogue 1-14 Ballinora 1-13
In the Losers Group, Cloughduv 3-18 Donoughmore 1-9: Cloughduv now play Ballinora and the winners here are through to the semi-final stage along with Éire Óg, Ballincollig and Aghabullogue.
U-8s: played Eire Óg on July 28. They had three teams and were very competitive. All the kids enjoyed themselves.
Under 10s: 8th Aug., Macroom made the short trip to Clondrohid to play their U-10 counterparts. The numbers travelling were reduced by the holidays but 24 turned up and we played three 8-a-side games simultaneously. It was a very good run out, with everyone working hard and contributing to a great night's football from all teams. There are plenty more matches organised in the coming weeks, all geared towards hosting our annual U-9/U-10 blitz on 10th Sept. next.
U-13s: Several Macroom players played for Muskerry in a trial match against Beara. Muskerry were well on top in the first half and 'loaned' Beara some players to make the contest more equal. Jack Sexton, Sam Kelleher, Ben O'Connell, Darragh Kiernan, Michael Kelleher and Kieran Doody played and all performed well. Muskerry will next play in an inter-divisional blitz.
We congratulate Sam Kelleher and Jack Sexton who have been selected for the Cork U-13 development panel.
U-14s: played Canovee in a practice game in Carrigadrohid Aug. 4. On a lovely evening both teams served up a very enjoyable, entertaining and high-scoring match and the honours were divided. Best for Macroom were Liam Linehan, Jack Sexton, Bradley O'Shea, Cormac Buckley, Ben O'Connell, Kieran Doody and Seán De Lacey.
The U-14 team had an excellent championship win over Passage, away, Aug. 11. Handicapped by the absence of some leading players, Macroom trailed 0-4 to 0-2 at half-time. They dominated the third quarter and notched 2 goals. However, Passage replied with a goal and the result was in doubt but Macroom clinched the win with some lovely points. The final score was Macroom 2-9, Passage 1-6. The goalkeeper and backs were very solid all through; David Hunt and Luke Aherne did well at midfield and Bradley O'Shea, Mark Hunt, Shane Sweeney and Reece Lee did good work in the forwards. Their next match is against Clondrohid on Thurs. next in Macroom @ 7.00 pm.
U-15: Macroom played Ballincollig away in P2 Championship on thev 29/7/2016. They did reasonably well in the first half and were down 0-3 at the break. However, Ballincollig were much too good in the second half and ran out easy winners.
Speed Camp: 20 players, aged 13 to 16, attended Speed Camp on Tues. 9th and 16th Aug. in the Castle Grounds. Former All-Ireland winner and All-Star, Paudie Kissane, conducted the sessions and stressed and demonstrated proper techniques for running, jumping and maintaining balance. The camp should lead to long term benefits. Con Kelleher P.R.O.
Macroom minors defeated Glenville on a 1-9 to 0-8 scoreline in the Rebel Óg East Minor A football championship at Macroom. Macroom were on top in the first half and led by 1-5 to 0-2 at the interval. It was a different story in the second half and only very good defending kept the East Cork side from securing the scores they needed. All in all, it was a great win for Macroom against a good team. The Macroom team was: Kevin Conlon: Cian Twomey, Ryan Creed, Alan O'Farrell; Colm O'Mahony, Jack Cronin, Jack Kelleher: Caleb Dinneen and Blake O'Gorman: Mark Corrigan, Sean McMahon, Ethan O'Gorman: Cathal O'Riordan, Olan O'Leary, Jack O'Donovan. Subs: Daniel O'Riordan, Frankie Clarke and Tom O'Donovan. Macroom now play Fr O'Neill's in the next round. Macroom also collected league points from this championship encounter and followed on with a league win over St Vincent's in Cork to maintain their challenge for a place in the league final.
Macroom U16s lost to Kilmurry in the league but had a win over Canovee in the same competition.
Macroom juniors received a walk over from Araglen in the county B league and so have full points after four rounds and are qualified for the league final with one game still to play.
Laochra Óg had another jersey presentation on August 6 with Colm O'Sullivan and Macroom Tidy Towns Committee, represented by Martin Coughlan, presenting the jerseys to the Camogie Club. The presentation took place at the pitch in Coláiste Gobnatan, Baile Mhúirne. Afterwards, the juvenile Camogie teams played matches against Killarney Camogie Club. Both camogie teams were led on to the pitch by Dónal Ó Céilleachair, a member of Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh pipe band. Everyone had refreshments at the Abbey Hotel after the games. Thank you to Colm O'Sullivan and Macroom Tidy Towns Committee for their support, to Dónal Ó Céilleachair piper, the Abbey Hotel for serving refreshments, to anyone who did baking for the occasion and the parents who came to support the teams, to Killarney Camogie Club for making the trip and thanks to Coláiste Ghobnatan for the use of their facilities. New friends and more memories made on the day with more to come in the future.
Laochra Óg U10's played Rathmore in Teerbeg in a great contest between the two teams throughout the match. On this occasion Laochra Óg won out. Well done! Thanks to Rathmore for travelling up for the game and to team sponsors Folláin Teo. Laochra Óg Hurling and Camogie Club would like to thank all our generous sponsors in supporting our club.
Crookstown Karate – Ireland selection who travel to Jakarta on Aug 21st for the SKIF World Championships.©
Sincere thanks to all the local businesses, companies, financial institutes and people near and far who contributed so generously in recent months to our fundraising events. We greatly appreciate the support we received through sponsorship, spot prizes and great attendance at events. The funds raised have helped the team fund their travel costs. The Irish squad travel to Jakarta on Aug 21st for the SKIF World Championships. There has been a lot of hard training over the last 6 months in preparation for this huge event. We wish the very best of luck to Sensei Garrett ODonovan, the five members of our club and the rest of the Irish squad that are competing.
7 a Side The annual Macroom FC 7 a side, kindly sponsored by Murray's Bar, took place recently. The tournament proved to be a great success with the large crowd enjoying the excellent fare on offer. Cup and shield competitions took place on the fantastic Town Park surface with all games played in competitive but fair fashion. The shield final was won by Team James who defeated Deckie's Dream Team, while the Cup was won by Dinneen's Bar who got the better of Clondrohid Astro. Later in the evening prizes were presented in Murray's Bar. Macroom FC would like to thank the sponsor, referees, grounds officials and all who contributed to the successful staging of the event.
2016/17 Season. Both of Macroom FC adult teams as well as our Youths are completing their final preparations as the new season begins on Saturday 20. Macroom A will open their campaign in the Mossie Linnane league cup and will play four games in their group. The first of these is away to Innishvilla on Saturday 20th at 2pm. Macroom A will then entertain Pearse Celtic next Tuesday 23rd at Murrayfield, kick off 6.45pm. Shane O' Sullivan will manage the team along with assistants Dobran Gaspar and Andrew Boyle.
Macroom B will start straight into Division 3 action with an away fixture against Central Rovers (2pm). The first taste of home action will arrive on Thursday 25th when Grattan Utd will visit the Town Park for a 6.45pm kick off. A four-person management team of Noel O' Riordan, Gordon O' Sullivan, William O' Riordan and Darragh Deasy will oversee the running of the team.
Macroom Youths will begin their campaign on Sat 20th with a trip to Mayfield Utd in the League Cup, kick off 2pm. The opening home league fixture will take place on Wed 24th at the Town Park @ 7pm, with Springfield Ramblers providing the opposition. Philip O' Donovan will manage the team and Darren Kelly will act as his assistant. Finally, all support received is very much appreciated by Macroom FC, so please come along and enjoy the games which are all free of charge. Darragh Deasy P.R.O.
Munster rugby players Simon Zebo and Kevin O'Byrne, at the recent Muskerry RFC Summer Camp ©
New Pitch. Muskerry Rugby Club recently began work on their new pitch development project at the grounds in Inniscarra Community Centre. This project will transform what is currently a second pitch into a state of the art, sand-based surface with adjoining training area. This project is being aided by Sports Capital Funding Scheme and will provide a pitch that will be playable in all weathers, meaning cancellations due to waterlogging should become a thing of the past. This fantastic new playing surface will be ready for the start of the 2017/18 season. In conjunction with this development, the club has leased an adjoining field to provide an additional playing area to cater for our growing under age rugby section.
Pre- season training. The start of the season is only around the corner and pre-season training for adults has commenced every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. New and returning members are welcome to come along. Mini rugby training returns on Saturday September 3rd at 10.30 a.m. and our youth teams are also back in action.
New players welcome. If you are new to the area, or would like to give rugby a try, why not come along to our grounds at Inniscarra Community Centre? We are within 10 minutes of Blarney and Ballincollig, have 2 adult teams, a thriving underage section, three pitches, and a modern clubhouse with a gym. No previous experience is required: just enthusiasm, boots, shorts, a jersey and a gum shield. We would be delighted to welcome new members to our ambitious, growing club. If you require more information, please contact one of the following: Mini Rugby Ages 5-12 Aedh McGinn 087 2364358; Youth Rugby Ages U13 – U18 Michael Kett 087 9757391; Adult Rugby Jonathan Buckley 086 0762745. Visit our website: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/Muskerryrugby
Chris Fehilly, the youngest member of the Irish team who won gold in the Four Nations Youth International Fly Fishing Competition at Killarney, with his family – brother John and parents, John Fehilly and Margaret Griffin. ©Tim Griffin.
Week 1. NBS open singles 1st James Neville (13) 43 pts, 2nd David Byrne(21) 41 ptsSeniors open singles 1st Ed Neville (13) 41 pts, 2nd David Hayes (17) 40 pts, 3rd Christy Keating (21) 40 pts
Open 4/ball 1st John O'Donovan (19) &Stephen Quinn (20) 49 pts, 2nd Keith Stafford (13) & Ml O'Mahony(24) 46 pts, 3rd James O'Leary(19) & Tony Lancaster(22) 46 pts
Week 2. Munster seniors: Cat 1. 1st David O'Connell (15) 41pts, 2nd Liam Cotter (14) 41 pts.3rd Donal Ahern (14) 40 pts Cat 2 .1st Ml Calahane (20) Mahon 44 pts, 2nd Moss Moriarty(16) 41 pts,3rd George Desmond (20) 40 pts, Cat 3, Eugene Sullivan (22) 39 pts, 2nd John Drinan(24) Cahir Park 39 pts, 3rd Dermot O'Shea(24) 37 pts
NBS open singles 1st Jerome Cohalan (20) Sl na mBan 40 pts ,2nd Olan Haskett (12) 39 pts.
Open singles 1st Brendan O'Regan (24) 45 pts, 2nd Jerry Bradley (26) 42 pts, 3rd John Ronan (14) 41 pts
Monthly Medal 1st Dermot O'Sullivan (19) 63, 2nd Olan Haskett (12) 64, 3rd William Buttimer (19) 65.
Fixtures: Tue Seniors, Thur NBS open singles, Fri Open Seniors. Sat & Sun Mr George Desmond President's prize.