Lee Valley Outlook May 25 2017 v14e11

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Sunset at the Weirs, Macroom © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

West Muskerry A.C. Open Sports and Family Fun Day, Sat May 27th at 2pm in Macroom GAA pitch
Éire Óg Camogie Club 50th anniversary celebration on Sat May 27 in Éire Óg GAA Club at 8pm.
Rusheen NS 5km Fun Run/ Walk on Sun. May 28th 12 noon from Aghinagh GAA Hall
Carrigastyra Famine Graveyard Mass Mon. May 29 at 7.30p.m.
Kilmichael Cemetery Mass in Terelton graveyard at 8pm on Mon. May 29.
Coffee Morning for St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society; Fri June 2nd; Fr. Ryan Hall, Macroom; 10.30am.
Music Among the Trees on Fri June 2 at 8p.m. at Canon’s Cross, Inniscarra.
IHF Fundraiser in memory of Shane Murphy, at Tavern, Clondrohid on Sun 4th June at 8pm
Lee Valley Speakers 8pm, Castle Hotel. June 5th & 19th.
Kilmurry Active Retirement health talk, Tue 6th June in Museum 7.30
Canovee I.C.A. Open Night in Canovee Hall. Wed. June 7, 7.30p.m.
Valley Wheelers 150km One Day Cycle, June 10th from Cill na Martra.
Aghinagh Macra 5KM Fun Run/walk from Tigh Uí Laoghaire, Bealnamorrive, Sun. June 11, 3pm
Kilmurry Fun 5Km Run /walk June 15th @7:30 pm in Kilmurry Village.
Poulanargid Dog Show in Kilmurry on Fri, June 23
Siúlóid Mullach an Ois 25th of June in Baile Mhúirne.
West Muskerry A.C Athletics Summer Camp 24th - 27th July 10am to 2pm at Clondrohid Track

Events at the Riverside Park Hotel
Paddy O’ Brien in Concert Thurs. 25th May at 8:00pm –
Summer Nights’. Weekly Dance Nights 9.30 – 12 midnight. Friday June 9th, Breakaway. 16th, Finbarr Dennehy and his Band. 23rd Breakaway and June 30th , Lee Sound.
Macroom Library
June Bank Holiday Library closed Sat. June 3.
Storytime. Sat May 27 at 12 noon
Spanish Sat. May 27 2p.m.
Purlies Thurs June 1 at 11 a.m.
Environmental Group: Tues. June 6 at 6p.m.
Bookclub Wed. June 7.
Art Exhibition from June 2 – 30 .
We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly Diary. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie

Macroom Updates

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Prizewinning Cormac Larkin with his Science teacher, Tim Kerins, in Los Angeles. ©

Cormac Goes Global and Inter-Galactic

Macroom and Cork student, Cormac Larkin, has walked away with a prize of $1,000 at the Intel ISEF awards for his data mining astronomy project. The award is presented by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, one of the US’s biggest astronomical associations.

The world’s brightest student minds descended on Los Angeles to represent their countries at one of the largest sci-tech events for young people in the world: the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Taking up the challenge was 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition runner-up, Cormac Larkin, one of 1,800 students who managed to make it to the event, out of a global total of 6 million students. Cormac was named as winner of the Priscilla and Bart Bok First Award.

Cormac lives in The Hermitage, Macroom, with his parents Seamus and Monica and his younger sister, Alannah. His family moved to Macroom from Cork City in 2004. He attended Clondrohid National School and later, Coláiste Ghobnatan in Báile Mhuirne for 2 years. He then transferred to Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh in Bishopstown to avail of a broader range of science and language subjects. He is now a 6th year Leaving Certificate student. His Science teacher at Spiorad Naomh is Tim Kerins, who also has Macroom roots. Tim is son of Jackie Kerins, who had Kerins Pharmacy in Main Street.

Cormac showcased his project entitled: ‘Case study of Data Mining in Observational Astronomy: The search for new OB stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud’. His research led to the development of a new approach to identify massive stars rapidly, even in the midst of a heavily populated part of the universe known as the Small Magellanic Cloud. These large stars are eight times bigger than our sun and, although they are very bright in ultraviolet light, this light is readily blocked off by interstellar dust and our own atmosphere.

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is a scientific and educational organization with international membership. The American Astronomical Society is the premier American society of professional astronomers.

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Presentation of cheques, proceeds of charity auction at Macroom Mart. From left: Bob Hawkshaw, Temple St. Hospital; Patricia O’Sullivan, Macroom Marts; Eleanor Lucey do; Anne Murphy, Marymount; Ger O’Sullivan, Auctioneer; Carol Martin and Berenice Condon, Crumlin Hospital © Lee Valley Outlook

Charity Auction at Macroom Mart

Following a very simple chat between a local farmer, Denis O’Flynn and Macroom Marts auctioneer, Jerh O’Sullivan, it was decided to highlight the brilliant work done by Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the children’s unit in Crumlin. Marymount Hospice was also to benefit as the men set about doing a fund raiser. Jerh O’Sullivan suggested that a charity auction would be held close to Christmas at Macroom Mart and a date was set, December 10th. Denis O’Flynn donated a lovely Belgium blue heifer and other donations started to flow in following a Facebook request and a plea on the local station, 103fm from Jerh O’Sullivan. Roll on sale day and there were nearly 100 items to sell off - animals , an Irish draft foal , turf , fire wood and vouchers and a donation of €1000 from Micheal O’Shaugnessy, a friend of the family based in San Francisco. The final figure raised came to €20,580. Auctioneer, Jerh O’Sullivan, thanked everyone for their kind donations and also wishes to thank the very generous people who purchased items on the day. Each charity received a cheque for €6,860 at the presentation on Saturday 13th May in Macroom Mart.

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Rosary at Macroom Grotta to celebrate the centenary of the Marian apparition at Fatima ©Peter Scanlan

Anti Litter Challenge

The results of the first round of Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2017 are to hand and Macroom Tidy Towns are less than happy with the findings. Macroom is placed 5th of the ten towns in Category 2B, with a score of 937.3. The top town, Bandon, had 973.2 and the lowest, Kanturk, had 851.4. It may seem a fairly good placing but, when one considers the huge amount of work done by local volunteers, it is most disappointing. The Town Centre areas were particularly problematic, with most litter recorded on the north side of the street from Corrigan’s Corner to the Castle Hotel and from the Greyhound Bar to Interflora, and along South Square from the Briery Gap. Residential areas judged, Sullane Weirs and Oakwood, were practically perfect.
The second judging is now in progress. The town centre will again be the focus and the residential areas in question are An Gleann and Carrig Bán. Please take your litter home and, if you must smoke, dispose of your butts correctly.

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Hans Van de Ven with Ms Margaret Corkery, Josh Mullen, Aishling Twomey , Ms Bernie Angland, McEgan College, at presentation of Green Flag ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

Sport As part of the Sky Sports mentoring initiative, Stephen McDonnell came to visit McEgan College. The Cork hurling star shared his experiences of going through school and how to maximise your potential in whatever areas you choose. The pupils engaged in different activities, focusing on the importance of communication and team building. At the end of the day, Stephen presented each student who participated in a special "sky sports" t-shirt and answered all questions they had about his involvement in sport. The students really enjoyed the afternoon and hopefully, got inspired to follow their dreams.
Green Flag On Thursday May 6th, McEgan College were awarded an International Green Flag. This is an initiate that is run by An Taisce and also known as Green Schools Ireland. This is a huge achievement for McEgan College, all our students and staff alike. We received our first flag for litter and waste. The aim of the Green Schools programme is to increase students’ awareness of environmental issues through classroom studies and to transfer this knowledge into positive environmental action in this school. Many thanks to the Green school team led by Ms. Angland.

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Walton’s Music for Schools TY group from St. Mary’s, Macroom . ©An Scoil

St. Mary’s Updates

Catherine McAuley Award Evening. Our annual Catherine McAuley Award evening in St. Mary’s is one of the highlights of the school year, where we recognise the academic and sporting success of our students over the past year. Our distinguished past pupil was Sr. Rita Twomey who presented some of the awards. Awards were presented for full attendance, Gaisce, Student Council, Science Olympiad, Press Pass, Sports, Apprentice Chef, Scholarship awards, extra-curicular awards as well as Junior and Senior Academic and subject awards. Three students in each year group received a Catherine Mc Auley award which is based on the students’ qualities demonstrated during the year. These include : kindness, generosity, friendliness, attendance, punctuality, leadership and teamwork.
Football at St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s Under 16 Football County final is being played on Thursday, 25th May against Kinsale Community School.. Good luck to our players.
Walton’s Music for Schools TY. Congratulations to the music students in Transition Year who were highly commended in the national music competition, Walton’s Music for Schools. St. Mary’s came among the top ten schools nationally in the competition. The theme of the competition was ‘Music has no borders’, whereby the girls, led by their teacher, Ms. Aoife Donovan, put together a five minute performance encompassing different musical styles, instruments, singing and dancing. This performance was then recorded and sent to Dublin. The girls were delighted to have been highly commended by the judges and they all received certificates. Well done girls!

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Liam Twohig (Aghinagh), Seán Desmond (Clondrohid) and James O'Mullane (Kilmurry), members of Cork U-17 team 2017. They are students of De La Salle, Macroom. ©Con Kelleher

Briery Gap Fire

The following is a recap of the report we carried in the Lee Valley Outlook on June 9 2016.
The fire in the Briery Gap on the morning of Saturday, May 28 2016 and its potential closure for a year comes as a reality check for everyone in the Lee Valley who uses the facility. We take much for granted and don’t realise how important it is until it is taken from us. Over the past 16 years, the Briery Gap has developed a level of service that we only now appreciate in its absence.
We had weekly films on our doorstep, including current box office hits and the classics, at a minimal cost. The annual panto and musical provided opportunities for actors, singers, musicians, comedians as well as top class entertainment for audiences. The annual Transition Year Drama and Light Entertainment festivals drew hundreds of students and teachers from all corners of Ireland every spring, putting Macroom firmly on the arts, entertainment and tourist map.
The Briery Gap brought big stars to Macroom – Christy Moore, Jimmy McCarthy, Rebecca Storm et al. It hosted, encouraged and supported many dramatic groups. Youth Theatre and Choral groups were further elements of an ever-evolving, enterprising management, seeking to survive and grow in a very difficult business, while providing cultural experience and top class entertainment.
The Briery Gap is the brainchild of a number of Lee Valley visionaries,,,,,and the Lee Valley Entertainment Group’s win in a radio competition on the Gay Byrne morning show in 1994 provided the seed money, £10,000. With the help and financial support of Cork County Council, Macroom U.D.C. and many other sponsors, the Briery Gap became a reality in 2000 as part of a cultural centre that included the library.

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The Briery Gap, Macroom, as it was prior to the fire in May 2016. © Lee Valley Outlook

Whither Now for Briery Gap?

A year on and, to the public eye at least, restoration work on the Briery Gap Cultural Centre, Macroom remains a dream. No recent report of progress is available. A grant of €250,000 was announced on February 13. Briery Gap Management reported in February that the claim with Insurers for equipment and fittings had been settled and that money will be ring fenced for the restoration process. Cork County Council owns the building at South Square and was negotiating with their Insurers for the building and were said to be making good progress. The Briery Gap Board of Directors met with Cork County Council officials in February for what was deemed ‘a very productive meeting’. A spokesperson for Cork County Council said that they are committed to refurbishing the Briery Gap. Plans have been drafted for the refurbishment and improvement of the internal layout of the building to allow for greater wheelchair accessibility, increased toilet provisions and passenger lift amongst other improvements. Survey work on the viability of such plans ‘commenced on 16th February; should be completed within two weeks and should give a greater understanding of what can and cannot be altered’. Rumours held that this survey was positive but two months later, there is still no official report that can be accessed by the public.
(Macroom Library is functioning in rented premises since Christmas).

Lee Valley Enterprise Events at Riverside Park Hotel

Paddy O’ Brien in Concert 25th May at 8:00pm – Tickets €20. This year Country legend Paddy O’ Brien celebrates 30 years in Country Music. For a great night’s entertainment make sure you join Paddy and his guests to hear him sing many of his hit songs.
‘Summer Nights’. Weekly Dance Nights this June at Riverside Park Hotel featuring your favourite Local Acts.
Friday 9th June -Colum Cronin and his Band
Friday 16th June - Finbarr Dennehy and his Band
Friday 23rd June -Colum Cronin and his Band
Friday 30th June -Lee Sound
Tickets €10 will be available on the door each night from 9:15pm.Dances will run from 9.30 to 12 midnight!
Tickets for all the above events can be booked from Box Office No 026/21174. 087 1663395 or online through www.macroom.ie or the Lee Valley Enterprise Board Facebook page. If you have any specific seating requirements, please let us know!
Our Box Office at South Square Macroom is also open on Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Macroom Library

First up we will be closed on Saturday June 3rd as it’s the bank holiday weekend. It will re open at 10.00 am on Tuesday 6th June. Adult customers have gotten a text recently basically just to inform them that it is by text we will be communicating with them in future. For a while there, under our new library software package we could only make contact by e-mail but this has been sorted now. These texts are generated from our HQ and we have no control over them. Contact us at 42483 if you any queries about the texts.
Saturday May 27th there will be Storytime with a member of staff from 12 noon to 12.45 pm and Conversational Spanish with Elena Cabezuo from 2 to 3.30 pm.
On the morning of Thursday 1st June Dunmanway library’s knitting group will come to visit the Purlies. This should be a very enjoyable gathering and all members past and present are welcome.
On Tuesday 6th at 6pm the Macroom and District Environment Group will meet at the library. New members always welcome.
Wednesday 7th the Bookclub meets for the last time before the summer recess. The book under discussion is ‘No Country’ by Kalyan Ray. This is his second novel, and a mighty tome it is at 551 pages! He has also translated several books of contemporary Indian poetry into English.
Our dedicated exhibition space will be used for the first time to display some paintings by Sheila O'Callaghan. They will go up on June 2nd and remain in place til the end of the month.
Do drop in. Anyone interested in exhibiting here should call in to see the space involved and then have a chat with Branch Manager Lorraine Lynch.
Membership of the library is free and your card will work in any public library in the country now! To join you need to produce for us photo I.D and proof of address. As well as access to the book stock of almost the entire public library system (Cork City excluded just for the moment) by downloading the library app you have access to e - magazines, e books, e audiobooks and online self improvement courses.
We are coming up to the one year anniversary of the fire in the Briery Gap Theatre which occurred on Saturday 28th May 2016.

Macroom Flower and Garden Club

The club’s recent Social evening was to a local Private Garden on May 11th. The weather was ideal, with glorious sunshine and conditions an advantage due to the recent dry spell. This was a natural garden with some fabulous specimen Rhododendrons and Azaleas producing a lovely flush of colour at this time of year. The front lawn was bordered with a Herbaceous border including Peonies and Dicentra. The area leading to the orchard had a nice collection of Irises and plants suitable for wet or heavier conditions. The owner emphasised the importance of mulch for this vast garden as the tour made its way through a lovely path which had some very old Apple Trees and wild orchids. The tour was completed with advice on plant cuttings from the owner’s collection of Hydrangeas, topped off with delicious tea or coffee and cakes. The Club wishes to thank all who travelled on the evening and to the owner for his time and hospitality. A donation to Marymount Hospice was made on behalf of the Club.
Reminder The June annual outing has a few seats available. Please contact officers or 087-9821708 at your earliest convenience.


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Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine.

Mixed Ability Rugby Sunday’s Well team are hosting an End of Season Party @ Dromey’s Bar Dromcarra on Friday 26 May @ 8pm. Local man, Danny Lynch, Boylesgrove, is an integral part of this World Cup Winning Mixed Ability Team. The Team heads to Spain to defend their World title later in the year. All are welcome to what should be a great night out.
Éire Óg Camogie Club will host their 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, the 27th May, in Éire Óg GAA Club at 8pm. If you played or were involved with the club, then we would be delighted to see you at the event. Please text 087 950 6853, if you are interested in joining the celebration.
Rusheen NS Parents Ass. 5km Fun Run/ Walk on Sun. May 28th 12 noon. Registration at Aghinagh GAA Hall from 11 am.
Famine Graveyard Mass. The annual Mass will be celebrated in Carrigastyra Famine Graveyard on Monday, May 29 at 7.30 p.m. by Fr. Wickham, P.P. Clondrohid.
Cemetery Mass. Kilmichael Historical Society will hold their annual Mass for the dead of Kilmichael on Monday 29th May. This year it is to be held in the parish's newest cemetery, Terelton. The time is 8pm and all are welcome to attend.
Dennis Dinneen Photography. An exhibition of the work of the late, great photographer from Main Street, Macroom, entitled ‘Small Town Portraits’ shows at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin until May 27.
Coffee Morning fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society on Friday, June 2nd in the Fr. Ryan Hall, Macroom at 10.30am. We raise money to educate men for the priesthood and this is our main fundraiser. Last year we were able to help 111 Irish seminarians, 590 overseas, resulting in 120 ordinations. We look forward to our usual supporters for tea and a chat and support for a worthy cause.
Music Among the Trees. An evening concert of local musical talent on Friday, June 2 at 8p.m. at St. Senan’s Church, Inniscarra (Canon’s Cross). Fundraiser for East African Appeal and Down’s Syndrome, Cork.
Lee Valley Speakers meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 8pm in the Castle Hotel. June meetings on 5th & 19th. No meetings July & August.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Talk by Maria Murphy: 'Health is a state of mind; age is irrelevant' Tuesday 6th June in Museum 7.30 All welcome.
Canovee I.C.A. Open Night on Tuesday, June 7 at 7.30p.m. in Canovee Hall. Summer Cooking by Catherine Foley. Tea and Raffle. All welcome.
Coffee Morning & Cake Sale in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, hosted by Joan Masters on Saturday the 10th of June, in Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael from 10am. A raffle will also take place on the morning. All support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause
Kilmurry Fun 5Km Run /walk will take place this June 15th @7:30 pm in Kilmurry Village. Registration in Museum from 6pm.
Poulanargid Dog Show in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, will be held by Poulanargid Harrier Club at Kilmurry on Friday, June 23.

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Presentation of €14,311 cheque to Pauline Lovell & Nicola McMahon of the Irish Cancer Society at Céiliúradh Seanie (de Róiste) in Baile Mhúirne. ©

Céiliúradh Seanie On behalf of the Roche family & friends, we would like to thank each & everyone who made the night a huge success. A cheque for €14,311 was presented to Pauline Lovell & Nicola McMahon of the Irish Cancer Society. Míle buíochas do ghach éinne a chabhraigh in aon tsli.
Fleadh Winner. Ellen de Búrca, Cill na Martra, was very successful at Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí in Kinsale recently. Ellen came first in Tin Whistle, Tin Whistle Slow Airs, Amhránaíocht Gheilge and was second in English singing. She is a pupil of Killarney School of Music.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 14/5/2017 Jackpot €2,800. Numbers drawn: 12, 20 and 26. No Winner. €50 Judy Kenneally Ballinagree, €20 each Declan Casey Coachford, Gerry Peake Bealnamarbh,Pat & Nora Casey Curraghwaddra, Michael & Mary Crowley Ballyverane.
21/05/2017 Jackpot €2,950. Numbers drawn: 10, 15 and 33. €50 Jim & Sinead C/O Carrig Pub, €20 each Evelyn & Zoe McCarthy Cobh, Dermot O'Callaghan Rusheen, Kay Coakley Ballinagree, Jimmy Cotter & Family Leades.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: May 9.. €70 - Peter O’Leary, Hillside, Lower Cork St., Macroom €20 each: Dan O’Callaghan, O’ Connor Park,- Julia McDonnell, Carrigaphooca; Mary McCarthy, Glountane East, Carriganima; M. Scanlan, Sullane Weirs.
May 16.. One Jackpot winner Zena Cotter Kilvoultra . €70 Noreen O’Sullivan €20 each: Donal Kelleher, Moulnahorna Antoinette Cullinane, Macroom Jamie Kelleher, Moulnahorna Derry Crowley, c/o CMP, Ballineen.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 9/05/2017. Jackpot €4.200. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 21-29-35. €70 Donal Mc Carthy, Ros Alainn. €20 each. Nora Twomey, Renaniree. Leah Goold, Gurteenroe. Peggy O'Connell, Railway View, Dan Griffin, Dripsey, John O'Mahony, Cork Street.
16/05/2017. Jackpot €4,400. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 15-21-31. €70. Grace Murray, Railway View. €20 each. €20. Ann O'Farrell, Main Street. Martin Coughlan, St. Colman's Park. Murt Kelleher, Codrum. Jack Oldham, Coachford. Eileen Manning, Kilnagurteen.
Macroom F.C. Lotto 15/05/17 Jackpot €4,400. Numbers drawn 1, 6, 16. No Winner €80 Peggy O Connell c/o Paulie . €20 each. JJ c/o Janet. Bobo c/o Noel. D.D. Lucey c/o Mary Anne's. Hannah McSweeney c/o Darrin .
22/05/17 Jackpot €4,600. Numbers drawn 25, 29, 33. No Winner. €80 Lily McDonagh c/o Swanky . €20 each. Sean and Lily c/o Willie. Rachel Casey c/o T.P.s. Suzanne O' Brien c/o Castle Hotel. Eoin, Conor, Darragh c/o Catherine
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 15/5/2017. Jackpot: €1,400. Numbers Drawn: 7 – 22 – 29. No Winner. €40 Deirdre Browne, €20 Yvonne Hayes, Jim Bob Buckley, Finbarr O’Sullivan, Dan Shine.
22/5/2017. Jackpot: €1,600. Numbers Drawn: 2 – 11 – 19. No Winner. €40 Sam Murphy, €20 Tracy Martin, Siobhán Hogan, Johnny Healy (Yearly Ticket), Aileen Casey.

Lee Valley Updates

Liz Lucey Run

The 8th annual Liz Lucey Memorial Vintage Run, Walk and Cycle in aid of Marymount Hospice will take place on July 9th in Inchigeela. Great routes have been organised, allowing participants view the scenery available locally. This event includes an open tractor run, vintage/classic car run, cyclists, walkers and motorcycles.
Registration for tractors, cars, cyclists and motorcyclists will take place at11.30am sharp at Inchigeela Hall. Registration for walkers will take place at Inchigeela GAA Pitch at 1pm, with scenic walks for all levels from beginners to well seasoned walkers.
Refreshments will be served, followed by a monster raffle with some fabulous prizes to be won, including golfing experience at Parknasilla Golf Course, afternoon tea for 2 at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, signed cookbooks from Neven Maguire and Donal Skehan, Family passes for Dublin Zoo and Fota Wildlife Park. The day will end with a trad session in the Briar Rose Bar, Inchigeela from 6pm. This is a great day for all the family! Your support would be very much appreciated for this worthy cause and we look forward to welcoming old and new faces to this year’s event. For more information look out for posters and keep an eye out on FACEBOOK for further updates.

Clondrohid Updates

Famine Mass will be celebrated on Monday May 29 at 7.30pm at Carrig a’ Staighre. Everyone welcome to this historic and holy occasion.
Corpus Christi procession will take place after 11 o clock Mass in Clondrohid on Sunday June 11. The procession will leave the Church and proceed to the car park at the Community Hall where prayers and hymns will be recited and return to the church for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. It is hoped that all those who received their First Holy Communion recently will take part . Everyone welcome to take part in this important Parish celebration.
Parish Confirmations: The children of 5th and 6th class from the 3 schools in the parish received their confirmation on May 23. The ceremonies were held in Clondrohid and Carriganima churches. A very important day in the lives of these young people, we wish them well.
Irish Heart Foundation Fundraiser: Neilus Murphy, brother of the late Shane Murphy, is running the Cork City Marathon on June 4 to raise money to save hearts and lives. About 10,000 people die from cardiovascular disease in Ireland every year. That's 27 people dying here every day. We need your help to support, help, advise, inform all those who avail of the IHF services. Shane’s untimely death occurred on Dec 10, 2012 while playing a football match with Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne. Neilus was at the match when the tragedy occurred and it’s a moment that will never leave him. Your support will be greatly appreciated in the Tavern, Clondrohid on Sunday, June 4 at 8pm. Waxathon, Shave or Dye, raffle and an auction not to be missed on the night. Sponsorship cards available at Kelleher Oils and Healy’s Spar Clondrohid.
Sciath na Scol: Best of luck to Clondrohid’s National School Camogie girls who have reached the final of Sciath na Scol. They are playing Ballygarvan in the final on Thursday May 25.
G.A.A. Well done to the U 10’s and U 11’s who have been playing matches and having fun over the past few weeks. Thanks to all those who help out. Great win in the League for the Juniors A’s. They defeated near neighbours Aghinagh, on a score line of 14 to 8pts.
Lotto Win. Heartiest congrats to Zena Cotter Kilvoultra who was the lucky winner of the Jackpot. She has been buying tickets for years. Her son Liam was the seller, so well done and enjoy.

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Girls from Inchigeela N.S. who took part in a Football Blitz at St. Mary's. ©An Scoil

Inchigeela Updates

Fr Gerard Honoured. Honours were bestowed on Inchigeela man, Fr Gerard Creedon, recently, by the Virginia Ignatian Volunteer Corps of America for his exceptional work in supporting those less fortunate in life. He is at present pastor of Holy Family Church in Dale City, near Washington. Following his education in All Hallows College and ordination, Fr Gerard has spent most of his ministry in the Washington area. He is a well known figure in Inchigeela in midsummer, as he takes his annual break in his old home
Anti Litter Campaign. The second round of the challenge started this week and we have heard that Inchigeela is doing very well. Extra care and vigilance paid off in round one so let’s keep it up! The Tidy Towns group also thanks those who donated bulbs, plants, shrubs and advice recently. Every support is very welcome. The cleanups continue on Tuesday evenings as usual.
Volunteering in Calcutta. A large crowd gathered in the parish hall on Saturday night for a bingo session in aid of The Hope foundation and in support of Muireann Cotter, who intends to go to Calcutta in India at the end of the summer as a voluntary nurse. Muireann will join a number of volunteers, caring for the abandoned street children of the city. The volunteers will collect €2000 for the foundation and will have to pay their own travel expenses. Muireann is daughter of Billy and Nora M Cotter of Cappanclare. Her efforts deserve our support.

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Céilí ar siúl i gColáiste Ghobnatan. ©An Scoil

Nuacht ó Choláiste Ghobnatan

Cúrsa Seacláide. D’fhreastail Bliain a 4 ar chúrsa seacláide sa Neidín le Máistir Ó Lionáird. D’fhoghlaimíodar faoi chonas a dhéantar seacláid as na pónairí cócó go dtí an barra seacláide a ceannaítear sa siopa. Bhí blaise ag an rang de saghsanna difriúla seacláide, mar shampla salann, sinséar agus cnónna. Ansin bhí rás ag an rang chun fáil amach cé acu an duine is tapúla agus is néata chun trádaire a líonadh le seacláide leáite. Bhí cúpla píosa seacláide ag gach éinne le tabhairt abhaile.
Dráma Stairiúl. Chuaigh rang staire Bliana 2 agus 3, chomh maith le Bliain a 4, go Cill Áirne chun dráma a fheiscint. “ Patrick: The 1916 Story Of Captain Patrick O’Connor” ainm an dráma. Thosnaigh an dráma ag socraid O’Donovan Rossa agus óráid Phádraig Mhic Phiarais agus lean sé ar aghaidh, le amhráin iontacha scaipthe tríd an dráma, chun imeachtaí 1916 a chlúdú. Thug sé tuiscint níos fearr dos na daltaí ar imeachtaí 1916.
Siúlóid Gaisce. Chuaigh Bliana 4 agus 5 ar siúlóid chun go bhfaighdís an duais Gaisce. Chuadar ar an siúlóid thar an Seana Bhóthar Neidín, Eas Toirc agus Mucrois. Bhí na daltaí ag siúl ar feadh 8 n-uaire a chloig go dtí gur schroicheadar árasán an Óstán Gleneagle. Bhí ar na daltaí a mbia féin a cócaireál, ach bhaineadar taitneamh as an turas, fiú go raibh a gcosa tinn ina dhiaidh.
Céili do Bhliana 1 agus 2. D’eagraíodh céilí do Bhliana 1 agus 2 agus sheinn banna céilí na nóg - Banna Céilí Lachtaín Naofa - dos na daltaí. Is iad Fallaí Luimní, Ionsaí na hInse, Seit Shliabh Luachra agus An Dreoilín na damhsa a d’fhoghlaim na daltaí. Sa bhanna céilí bhí Aodhagán Ó Riordáin, Seán Ó Maoldhomhnaigh, Maebh Ní Dhuinnín, Eimear Ní Chuinneagáin agus Muintir Uí Chonaill - Liam, Caitríona agus Méabh.


13 Reasons Why' by Jay Asher
A young woman named Hannah takes her own life. Two weeks after her death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside are recordings made by Hannah in which she explains the 13 reasons why.
An impressive debut about friendship, sexuality and honesty; an international best seller.

Available at Fitz-Gerald’s Bookshop €10.00

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Coláiste Ghobnatan Senior footballers who defeated Davis College in the County final. This was Mickey Ned’s last football match with the college ©Nóra Ní Luasa.

Macra Matters

Aghinagh Macra This year our annual 5KM Fun Run/walk has moved to Bealnamorrive. The event will begin with the walk/run, starting at Tigh Uí Laoghaire Pub on Sunday, June 11. Our annual perpetual Cups will be up for winning for both the 1st man and woman home on the day and many more prizes. Sign in will be from 2pm, with race beginning at 3pm sharp. This will be followed by our Know Your Neighbour evening where we will have a BBQ available and the wonderful Hillbillies will be entertaining the crowd. Lots more side shows also on offer for people of all ages. €10 entry. All money raised will go to the charity of Embrace Farm.. All support is greatly appreciated. For any enquiries please contact (087) 765 2690 or (087) 749 5851.
Aghinagh Macra would also like to wish club member, Sheena Murphy, the best of luck on the June Bank Holiday when she will be representing Muskerry Macra at the 30th anniversary of Miss Blue Jeans competition in Athboy, Co.Meath.



Trading, bartering, shopping are intrinsic and vital practices that feature in the history of humanity through the ages. Over the last century, methods of buying and selling have changed hugely – from acquiring goods from small local shops and markets to buying on line. “Small Country Shops Disappearing” – one might think this is a headline from the 21st century but it’s a little bit of history. The Cork Examiner of June 9 1955 reported that the Fair Trade Commission was enquiring into the sale of goods in the grocery trade. R.G.D.A.T.A., the retail grocers’ association, gave evidence of the disadvantage small businesses were encountering when trying to compete with those in a position to buy in bulk and also with travelling shops and creameries whose overheads were less. ‘I can buy an article in these shops as cheaply as I can get it wholesale’, one grocer complained. Things have moved on since then and the number of small, privately owned grocery shops surviving is now minimal. While independent convenience stores may survive, mainstream grocers need to be part of a chain to compete. Witness the full page ads taking up most of Sunday newpapers.
Let us take a trip down memory lane and remember how things were before ‘self service’ came in to shopping. In the pre-plastic era, the customer always brought along a shopping bag or basket: the basket sometimes full of eggs or farmer’s butter, which went a good way towards paying for the groceries. Bread and other purchases were wrapped in old newspaper and tied up with string. Tea, which had to be weighed out in 1lb and ½ lb packets, came to the shop in huge tin-foil lined tea-chests. These, as well as timber butter boxes, orange crates and sweet tins, were much prized by customers for re-use. (President McAleese, at the opening of a child care facility, remarked that child care in her youth meant putting the toddler in a tea chest to keep it safe!) Milk was not sold in country shops but got directly from the farmer. In towns, customers brought a jug or can to the local dairy to collect the milk or cream.
Sugar, flour, bread soda, currants, etc. all had to be weighed out and packed by the shopkeeper. The Sergeant of Weights and Measures was a frequent visitor to grocers’ shops, ensuring that fair measure was given. An elderly customer would sometimes ask the shopkeeper for a ‘tilly’, coming from the Irish ‘tuilleadh’, an extra scoop. Vans delivered most of the items to country shops. Commercial travellers collected orders and payment. Sugar came by CIE lorry; butter in the creamery lorry; bacon and sausages direct from the meat factory and some items were bought in bulk from Clayton Love’s, Punch’s and Ogilvie and Moore’s. With the advent of electricity, shops installed refrigerators and sold ice-cream. This came in a block that cost two shillings but one could buy a 2d, 4d or 6d ice-cream, which the shopkeeper cut and sandwiched between wafers for the customer.

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Betty Cronin, Mrs. O’Riordan and Mrs. Pyper with weighing scales and block of ice-cream in Pyper’s shop (now Mary’s Toymasters) ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

Macroom Shops

Going back more than 60 years, Macroom had at least 48 grocers’ shops. It now has 10 – McCarthy’s Garage and Connie O’Callaghan’s along New St.; Denis Murphy’s Quikpick in Masseytown; Supervalu, McSweeney’s and two Polish shops along Main Street; The Corner Store on Cork Street and Lidl, Aldi and Dunne’s Stores.
In 1950, sarting at the Bridge and going along Bóthar na Sop/Pound Lane/New St., there was Corrigan’s, Connie Andy Kelleher’s, Bill Jane Creedon’s, Bina Coulder Corkery’s, Healy’s, Peter Twomey’s, Pat J. Kelleher’s, Maag Connor’s, Jamesie Long Daniel Lucey’s and Mullane’s.
In Masseytown – Maggie Mai Neville’s, Lisa O’Sullivan’s, Cooper Kelleher’s, Denis Lehane’s, Mick O’Sullivan’s and John Looney’s.
Castle Street had Mrs. Healy’s (Woolworth’s), Cathy Cronin’s, Hannie I. Buckley’s, Dick Connor’s and Dan Kelleher’s. Joe Dunlea had a shop in North Square (Gearagh Bar); J.C. Murphy’s traded in Middle Square; Buckleys, Harry Hewittson and Dan Driscoll in South Square; Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Harrington in High Street.
Along Main Street, one could shop at Murphy’s, Pyper’s, Mrs. Hannie McCarthy’s, Cissie Cronin’s, Farrell’s, Thady McCarthy’s, Denis O’Sullivan’s, Durkin’s (Kenny, Jewellers), Jackie Shine’s, Mrs. Danny’s, Coughlan’s, Nora Kelleher’s, Pat McSweeney’s.
Cork Street and Railway View had Ted Walsh’s, Murray’s, Dan Coulder Corkery’s, Holland’s, Looney’s, Miss Murphy’s, Madge Quill’s (later Leonard’s), Richard Collins (chiropractor), Dan Lucey’s (Twomey Butchers) and Ella Turner’s.

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The tragic Buckleys at Carrigastyra Famine Graveyard. ©Illustration by James Barry

The Buckley Family of Clondrohid

The famine came. Sheila and her father and mother and little Diarmuid had to go down to Macroom into the poorhouse. No sooner were they inside than they were all separated from each other. The father was put among the men. The mother was put among the women. Sheila was put among the small girls and Diarmuid was put among the very young children. The whole house and all the poor people in it was smothered in every kind of evil sickness; the people, almost as fast as they'd come in, falling down with a malady and- God bless the hearers! – dying as fast as the fever came on them. There used not be room for half of them in the house. The amount that would not be able to get in could only go and lay themselves on the bank of the river, on the lower side of the bridge. You would see them there every morning, after the night was over, stretched out in rows, some stirring, some quiet enough without any stir at all out of them. In a while, certain men would come and they would take those who were not stirring, and they would put them into trucks. They would takc them to a place beside Carrigastyra, where \a great, wide, deep hole had been opened for them, and they would put them altogether down into the hole. They would do the same with all who had died in the house after the night.
It was not too long, after their going in and after his separation from his mother, that death came to little Diarmuid. The small body was thrown up on the truck and taken to the big hole, and it was thrown in along with the other bodies. But it was all the same to the child: long before his body was thrown in the hole, his soul was in heaven. It was not long until Sheila followed little Diarmuid. Her young body went into the hole, but her soul went up to where little Diarmuid was, in the presence of God. The father and mother were asking and questioning as often as they were able about Sheila and Diarmuidín. The children were not long dead when they heard about it. All the poor people had Gaelic. The superiors hadn't got it, or else they spoke it poorly. The poor people could often get word about each other without the superiors knowing it. As soon as the father and mother found out that the pair of children had died, such a grief and a brooding came over them that they could not stay in the place. They were separated from each other, but they found the opportunity of sending word to each other. They decided to steal away from the place. The wife’s name was Cáit. Patrick first slipped out of the house. He waited for Cáit at the top of Bóthar na Sop. In a while, he saw her coming, but she was walking very slowly. The sickness was on her. They pushed on towards Carrigastyra. They came to the place where the. big hole was. They knew that the two children were down in the hole with the hundreds of other bodies. They stood beside the hole and they wept their fill. Up on Derryleigh to the east of the Caharin was the cabin in which they had been living before they went into the poorhouse. They left the big hole and they headed north-west for Derryleigh, where the cabin was. The place was six miles of a journey from them, and the night was coming, but they pushed on. The hunger was on them and the sickness on Cáit. They had to walk very slowly. When they had put a couple of miles of the journey past them, Kit was forced to stop. She was not able to walk any further. A neighbour came across them. Drink and some little bit of food was given to them, but fear would not allow anyone to give them shelter since they were only just after coming out of the poor-house and the evil sickness was on the woman. Patrick only lifted the woman onto his back and pushed on north-westwards for the cabin. The poor man himself was weak enough. It would have been hard on him to put the journey by him without having any load. With the load, he was forced to stop and to leave his load down on the ditch of the road for a while. But whatever weariness was on him, he continued to put that journey by him. He did not part with his load. He reached the cabin. The cabin was cold and empty before him, without fire nor heat. The morning after, some neighbour came to the cabin. He went inside. He saw the pair there and they both dead and the feet of the woman in Patrick’s bosom as if he had been trying to warm them. It would seem that he had felt the weakness of death coming over Cáit and her feet cold and he put the feet into his own bosom to take the cold from them.
Edited version of translation of ‘An Gorta’ from An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire’s ‘Mo Scéal Féin’.

Alzheimer Sufferers’ Prayers

Please Visit. Please grant my visitors tolerance for my confusion, forgiveness for my irrationality and the strength to walk with me into the mist of memory my world has become. Please let them take my hand and stay a while even though I seem unaware of their presence. Help them to know how their strength and loving care will drift slowly into the days to come, just when I need them most. Let them know when I don’t recognise them that I will …… I will. Keep their hearts free from sorrow for me, for my sorrow, when it comes, only lasts a moment – then it’s gone. And finally, please let them know how very much their visits mean, how, even through this relentless mystery, I can still feel the love. Amen

I was once like you. Pray for me. I was once like you. Be kind and loving to me; that’s how I would have treated you. Remember I was once someone’s parent or spouse. I had a life and dreams for the future. Speak to me. I can hear you even if I don’t understand what you are saying. Speak to me of things in my past, to which I can still relate. Be considerate of me; my days are such a struggle. Think of my feelings because I still have them and can feel pain. Treat me with respect because I would have treated you that way. Think of how I was before I got Alzheimer’s. I was full of life. I had a life, laughed and loved you. Think of how I am now. My disease distorts my thinking; my feelings and my ability to respond. But I still love you even if I can’t tell you. Think about my future because I used to. Remember I was full of hope for the future, just like you are now. Think how it would be to have things locked in your mind and can’t let them out. I need you to understand and blame not me, but Alzheimer’s. I still need the compassion and the touching and, most of all, I still need you to love me. Keep me in your prayers because I am between life and death. The love you give will be a blessing from God an d both of us will live forever. How you live and what you do today will always be remembered in the heart of the Alzheimer’s Patient.

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The western segment of the proposed Macroom Bypass, from Slievereagh to Lissacreasig © Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Bypass Details

The proposed road development commences to the west of Baile Mhúirne, at Slievereagh, and for 6.6km continues in an easterly direction, approximately parallel to, and north of the existing N22. In this stretch, it bridges the Bohill River and the road from the Mills to Mullaghanish at Cappagh and the road from Ballyvourney to Clondrohid at Toonlane, where there is an access roundabout. It crosses to the south of the N22 in the townland of Cúl na Cathrach and continues in an easterly direction between the Sullane and the N22 for approximately 6km, flying over the road to Ballingeary at Con Lynch’s Bridge. It crosses the N22 again at Carrigaphooca, just to the north of the Castle. It crosses the Foherish River and takes a north easterly direction through Clonfadda, Teerbeg and Gurteenroe, crossing the roads to both Millstreet and Ballinagree, while by-passing Macroom to the North. At this point, the proposed road turns southwards before crossing the River Laney and River Sullane and re-joins the existing N22 approximately 2km from Macroom, at Coolcower.
The road development comprises of four junctions at the following locations:
• At the tie-in point with the existing N22, west of Baile Mhúirne in the townland of Sliabh Riabhach;
• At Tonn Láin, where there is access to/ from the existing N22, the Clondrohid Road (east of Baile Mhic Íre) & the local road network;
• At Gurteenroe, where there is access to/ from the existing N22, the R582 Millstreet Road & the local road network;
• At the Coolcour Roundabout where the proposed road ties back into the existing N22.

There are 4 river bridges proposed, spanning the Bohill, Sullane, Foherish and Laney rivers. Other crossings of the proposed road development include those over the regional, county, local and access roads. These will be provided via numerous road bridges and accommodation bridges.

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The eastern segment of the proposed Macroom Bypass, from Lissacreasig Coolcower © Lee Valley Outlook

Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí

Scileanna Sábháilteachta don Obair / Safety Skills for Work
Beidh SECAD, i gcomhar le Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí, ag reáchtáil cúrsa Pas Sábháilte san Ionad Áisei Ré na nDoirí ar an Déardaoin, 8ú Meitheamh, 8:00rn–5:00in.Tá na cúrsaí seo SAOR IN AISCE ach tá critéir incháilithe SICAP i gceist agus caithfear áiteanna a chur in áirithe roimh ré.Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais nó chun áit a chur in áirithe, téigh i dteagmháil leis an gComharchumann ar 026 40877 / 083 191 5432 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. nó le SECAD ar 021 461 3432 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
SECAD, in conjunction with Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí, will run a Safe Pass course in the Ionad Áise in Ré na nDoirí on Thursday, 8th June 8:00am-5:00pm. This course is FREE but SICAP eligibility criteria apply and places must be pre-booked. For further info or to book a place, contact the Comharchumann on 026 40877 / 083 191 5432 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or SECAD on 021 4613432 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Tráth na gCeist / Quiz Beidh an chéad cheann eile i sraith Tráth na gCeist Dhátheangach á reáchtáil ag an gComharchumann i gCois Cille, Cill na Martra ar an Déardaoin, 15ú Meitheamh @ 9:30 rn. Ócáid shóisialt aoiriúnach do dhaoine le Gaeilge líofa agus dóibh siúd gan ach an cúpla focal acu. Fáilte roimh chách!
The Comharchumann will hold the next in a series of Bilingual Quizes in CoisCille day centre, CillnaMartra on Thursday, 15th June @ 9:30am. A social event suitable for fluent Irish speakers and those with only the cúpla focal. Everyone welcome!
Rás Mhúscraí Beidh rás 5km Rás Mhúscraí á reáchtáil i mbliana i gcomhar le Castle Demesne Park Run i Maigh Chromth ar an Satharn, 8ú Iúil @ 9:30rn.Tá Rás Mhúscraí mar chuid de shraith náisiúnta Na Rásaí á reáchtáil ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge. Deis spraiúilsláintiúil pé cúpla focal Gaeilge atá agat a úsáid. Tosaígí ag cleachtadh anois!
This year’s 5km race Rás Mhúscraí will be held in conjunction with Castle Demesne Park Run, Macroom on Saturday, 8th July @ 9:30am. Rás Mhúscraí is part of the Na Rásaí series being organised nationwide by OireachtasnaGaeilge. A fun and healthy way to use your cúpla focal. Start practicing today!
Eolas / Info TuilleadheolaisfaoingComharchumannarfáilarlíneagwww.cfmteo.com. Coinnighsuaschundátalinnarnameáinshóisialta: Facebook–ccfmteo / Twitter - @CFM_Teoranta.
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If you are thinking of buying or have bought a second-hand tractor or jeep for your farm, there are a few pointers that are worth bearing in mind. The tractor or jeep you purchased may be a bargain that you obtained at a good price and will get many years of hassle-free motoring from. However, in the event that your purchase turns out to be not all that you expected, there are a few matters you should be aware of. The four main ways most people purchase a vehicle are either through a garage /dealer, an auction, the small ads section of newspaper or online. The rights of the purchaser are different, depending on the means of purchase and surrounding circumstances.
Garage/Dealer A farmer purchasing from a dealer has more legal protection than in any other means of purchasing a vehicle. If a person purchases a tractor or jeep for personal use from a dealer who is selling in the course of their business, then the farmer is classed as a consumer. This gives the farmer many rights under the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980. This means that, as a consumer, you have the same rights if you buy a used tractor/jeep as someone who buys a new tractor/jeep. This can be more expensive than buying a tractor from a private individual but sometimes can be worth its weight in gold for the added peace of mind. The same rules apply to a consumer purchasing a commercial vehicle or machinery. The seller must give accurate and truthful information and must not mislead the purchaser. It is an offence under the Consumer and Road Traffic Laws to sell a tractor or jeep that is unroadworthy under the pretence that it is roadworthy. Such instances can be reported to the Gardaí for investigation.
Consumer contracts are protected by the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980. Under this Act the purchaser of goods has a number of rights. The main ones are as follows:-
1. Goods must be of merchantable quality – goods should be of reasonable quality taking into account what they are meant to do, their durability and their price.
2. Goods must be fit for their purpose – they must do what they are reasonably expected to do.
3. Goods must be as described - the buyer must not be misled into buying something by the description of goods or services given orally by a salesperson or an advertisement.
You have a contract with the retailer so if the tractor or car you purchased is faulty, it is the retailer’s responsibility to put things right. As a general rule, the seller can either repair or replace the item. Alternatively, they can refund the cost of the item to you.
You should also act as soon as possible. A delay can indicate that you have accepted faulty goods. Do not attempt to repair the vehicle yourself or give it to anyone else to repair it. Make sure that you have a proof of purchase, for example, a receipt or invoice.
If you have a warranty, you will be afforded extra protection. It is the retailer’s responsibility to provide a remedy under the warranty unless they have opted out of this and advised you. You should carefully check the terms and conditions of any warranty.
You have no grounds for redress if you were told about the defect before you bought the vehicle, you examined the vehicle before you bought it and should have seen the defect, you broke or damaged the vehicle or you change your mind.
At Auction. There can be tremendous value to be found at an auction. However, this is not for the fainthearted and you are best advised to bring a person who has mechanical knowledge along with you if you do not know what you are looking at. Auctioneers cannot be held liable for defects you uncover after you purchase the vehicle. This can place a purchaser in a very difficult situation and makes it essential to know what you are buying before you hand over your hard earned cash.
Small Ads. Generally, when you purchase a vehicle through the small ads section of a newspaper, you are purchasing through a private seller and not someone whose normal business is to sell cars on a commercial basis. Some dealers sell cars this way but it is not very common and the more reputable sellers are generally not inclined to sell in such a manner. Consumers are offered very little protection in these circumstances. A seller is required to give accurate and truthful answers to questions you ask but there is no obligation to bring information to your attention if you do not ask specifically. Furthermore, if the seller is not selling in the course of their business, they will not be considered to have the expertise or knowledge to point out potential defects to you. There are plenty of bargains to be found in small ads but you really do need to know what you are looking at as there is little to no legal protection.
Internet The same rules apply here as above. If you are purchasing from a dealer on-line you have the protection offered by a dealer garage. If, on the other hand, you purchased from a private individual, the caveats discussed above apply.
Karen Walsh from Grenagh, Co. Cork, comes from a farming background and is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Tel: 021-4270200 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Sports Mad

Cork Hurlers are Back!

Cork 2-27 Tipperary 1-26
It turned out to be a joyous occasion for Cork hurling supporters at Thurles when the Rebels, rank outsiders, dethroned the Munster champions, Tipperary, in their own back yard in the quarter final of the provincial championship. Cork have had a reasonable league campaign with good wins recorded over Clare, Tipperary and Waterford, but championship hurling is different to league and many feared that the All Ireland and Munster champions would have too much firepower for a young Cork side.
As it transpired, Cork were outstanding, displaying skill, fitness, calmness and above all, courage, all through the game and they were deserving winners of a great game of hurling. Another very tough challenge awaits them in the semi final when Waterford will be the opposition and things can hardly go as well for them again, but they will be in this game with a right chance and who knows?
For Mid Cork supporters, the display of Mark Coleman of Blarney was a cause of immense pride. Mark, who only did his Leaving Cert last year, has been a fixture at left half back for Cork all this Spring and has been a revelation. Last year, Mark was the recipient of the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Star of the Month Award for March after his displays with his school, Muire Gan Smál, Blarney in winning the All Ireland Post Primary Schools C championship and it seems that he has maintained his form as he graduated onto the county senior team. Well done, Mark!
CORK: Anthony Nash; Stephen McDonnell, Damien Cahalane, Colm Spillane; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, MARK COLEMAN (Blarney); Bill Cooper, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Seamus Harnedy, Conor Lehane, Shane Kingston; Alan Cadogan, Patrick Horgan, Luke Meade. Subs: Luke O’Farrell (57), Michael Cahalane (66), Lorcan McLoughlin (70)

Cork County Championships 2017
Senior Football Championship

2 Mid Cork teams: Muskerry and Ballincollig
Preliminary Round
Newcestown 0-9 Douglas 0-14
Dohenys 1-8 Aghada 0-13
Round 1
(A) Avondhu 3-20 Kiskeam 2-11
(B) Carrigaline 0-8 Bishopstown 1-10
(C) CIT 0-12 Castlehaven 1-14
(D) Clyda Rovers 2-12 Douglas 1-16 aet.
(E) O Donovan Rossa 0-13 Nemo Rangers 2-18
(F) Seandun 3-11 St Nicks 2-11
(G) Carbery Rangers 2-15 Clonakilty 1-4
(H) Duhallow 3-20 MUSKERRY 0-9
(I) UCC 2-16 Aghada 1-16
(J) Beara 0-7 Valley Rovers 1-14
(K) St Finbarrs 1-10 BALLINCOLLIG 3-17
(L) Ilen Rovers 1-13 Carbery 0-16 - a draw - aet.
Carbery 4-16 Ilen Rovers 1-12
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Douglas v Carbery Rangers
Castlehaven v Carbery
Nemo Rangers v Bishopstown,
Avondhu v UCC
BALLINCOLLIG v Valley Rovers
Duhallow v Seandun
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1 & Preliminary Round 1)
Newcestown v St Finbarrs
Dohenys v CIT
O’Donovan Rossa v Clyda Rovers
Clonakilty v MUSKERRY
Kiskeam v Aghada
Ilen Rovers v St Nicks
Carrigaline v Beara

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

6 Mid Cork teams: Ballinora, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Macroom, Naomh Abán.
Round 1 (A) St Michaels 1-14 Na Piarsaigh 1-7
(B) Castletownbere 2-11 BALLINORA 0-14
(C) Newmarket 2-10 Fermoy 0-15
(D) Nemo Rangers 0-12 Mallow 2-18
(E) BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 2-15 Bandon 1-10
(F) ÉIRE ÓG 2-20 GRENAGH 3-6
(G) St Vincents 0-7 Bantry Blues 0-7
(H) NAOMH ABÁN 0-14 MACROOM 0-15 aet.
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
MACROOM v Newmarket
ÉIRE ÓG v St Michaels
Castletownbere v Bantry
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1)
Bandon v Nemo Rangers
GRENAGH v Na Piarsaigh
BALLINORA v St Vincents

Intermediate Football Championship

2 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra
Round 1 (A) Rockchapel 0-13 Adrigole 0-11
(B) Youghal 1-10 AGHABULLOGUE 1-15
(C) Kildorrery 3-13 Glanmire 1-13
(D) Kinsale 2-8 Glenville 2-12
(E) Douglas 1-5 Glanworth 2-11
(F) Mayfield 1-10 Millstreet 1-15
(G) Kanturk 2-15 Mitchelstown 1-13
(H) Ballydesmond 0-10 St Finbarr’s 3-19
(I) Carrigaline 2-6 Clonakilty 1-11
(J) Gabriel Rangers 1-11 CILL na MARTRA 3-13
Round 2A (Winners of Round 1)
Clonakilty v CILL na MARTRA
Rockchapel v Kanturk
Glenville v Kildorrery,
Glanworth v Millstreet
Round 2B (Losers of Round 1)
Carrigaline v Gabriel Rangers
Ballydesmond v Youghal
Adrigole v Mitchelstown
Kinsale v Glanmire
Douglas v Mayfield

County U21A Football Championship Draw

Round 1 (A) Carrigaline v Mallow
(B) St Michael's v Clonakilty
(C) Dohenys v Newcestown
(D) CILL na MARTRA v Nemo Rangers
(E) Beara v Bishopstown
(F) St Finbarr's v Douglas
(G) Castlehaven v Valley Rovers
(H) Aghada v KILMURRY
Quarter-Finals: A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H
U21B Football Championship Draw

Quarter-Finals (A) Robert Emmetts 4-9 Kilmacabea 0-14
(B) Glanmire/Glenville v Na Piarsaigh/St Nicks
(C) Kilshannig v Shamrocks
(D) NAOMH ABÁN - a bye
Semi-Finals: Robert Emmetts v B, C v D
Cork County Hurling Championship 2017

Senior Hurling Championship

One Mid Cork team: Muskerry
Preliminary Round: Glen Rovers 2-30 Bride Rovers 2-14 aet
Bandon 3-18 MUSKERRY 4-13
Round 1 (A) Avondhu 0-17 Carbery 2-23
(B) Na Piarsaigh v Newtownshandrum
(C) Killeagh v Erins Own
(D) Bishopstown 0-12 Imokilly 2-26
(E) Ballymartle 1-17 St Finbarrs 0-11
(F) Glen Rovers v Sarsfields
(G) CIT 0-22 Douglas 0-20
(H) Duhallow 0-22 Youghal 2-10
(I) Blackrock v Bandon
(J) UCC 4 -22 Carrigdhoun 0-11
(K) Ballyhea 3-14 Newcestown 1-20 draw aet
(L) Carrigtwohill v Midleton
Round 2A (WINNERS from Round 1):L v C, Carbery v B, Imokilly v UCC I v Ballymartle, CIT v K, Duhallow v F
Round 2B (LOSERS from Round 1& Preliminary Round) Bride Rovers v Avondhu; MUSKERRY v Carrigdhoun; L v I,; Bishopstown v K; B v Youghal, C v Douglas F v St Finbarrs

Premier Intermediate Hurling

2 Mid Cork teams: Blarney and Inniscarra
Round 1 (A) Ballinhassig v INNISCARRA
(B) Watergrasshill 0-9 BLARNEY 1-11
(C) Kilworth 3-15 Fermoy 1-14
(D) Kanturk 3-12 Castlelyons 1-13
(E) Cloyne 4-7 Tracton 0-17
(F) Courcey Rovers 1-9 Mallow 1-12
(G) Charleville 1-16 Fr O’ Neill 2-12
(H) Valley Rovers 1-17 Carrigaline 2-15
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1) Ballinhassig/INNISCARRA v Carrigaline. BLARNEY v Mallow. Charleville v Kanturk. Kilworth v Cloyne
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1) B’hassig/INNISCARRA v Valley Rovers. Watergrasshill v Courceys. Fr O’Neills v Castlelyons. Fermoy v Tracton

Intermediate Hurling Championship

6 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra 2nds.
Preliminary Round EIRE ÓG 3-15 Kildorrery 0-12. Sarsfield 0-19 Dungourney 1-9. Midleton 2-16 GRENAGH 2-14
Round 1 (A) Meelin 1-10 ÉIRE ÓG 0-21
(B) Carrigaline 1-14 Barryroe 1-16
(C) AGHABULLOGUE 1-18 St Finbarrs 0-12
(D) Kilbrittain 2-11 Castlemartyr 0-14
(E) Ballinhassig 1-12 Douglas 3-10
(G) Milford 1-12 Midleton 2-10
(H) Sarsfields 0-18 Ballymartle 0-13
(I) Glen Rovers 2-19 DRIPSEY 0-12
(J) Na Piarsaigh 1-14 Blackrock 3-14
(K) Ballygarvan 3-9 Aghada 2-15
(L) Argideen R’ngers 0 -11 Mayfield 1-14
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Barryroe v Kilbrittain
Sarsfields v Aghada
Blackrock v ÉIRE ÓG
Midleton v Glen Rovers
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1 & Preliminary Round) Kildorrery v St Finbarrs. Dungourney v INNISCARRA. GRENAGH v Castlemartyr. Milford v Ballymartle. Argideen Rangers v DRIPSEY. Na Piarsaigh v Ballygarvan. Ballinhassig v Carrigaline. Meelin - a bye
Éire Óg 0 – 21 Meelin 0 - 10
A second win in quick succession for Éire Óg hurlers sees them safely through to the 2A round against the Blackrock club’s second string in the county intermediate championship. Éire Óg were the better team all through at Banteer but Meelin battled on to the finish and the loss of a forward to a red card twenty minutes from time gave the Duhallow side some hope of retrieving the situation. Éire Óg had marksmen in form however who kept adding on the points which edged them further away from Meelin.
The opening exchanges were very even with the sides level on three occasions before Éire Óg went clear and they led by four points at the break, 0-10 to 0-6, Kevin Hallissey, Paul McDonagh and Keith Riordan doing the main damage for the Ovens men. On the resumption, Éire Óg went a further three points clear but then lost a man to a red card in the 40th minute and a Meelin rally had the gap back to four points again, 0-14 to 0-10 at the three quarter stage. With John Kelleher, Paul Kirwan and Dermot O’Herlihy excelling in defence, John Cooper and John Dineen in form at midfield, the Ovens men dug deep, contained the Meelin threat and points from Kevin Hallissey and John Cooper eased their situation. A goal for Meelin then caused temporary concern but Éire Óg, despite being a man down, wrapped up the victory with points from Paul McDonagh and Hallissey to add lustre to their victory.
‘A job well done, two good wins now’ was the comment of Éire Óg manager Paul Coakley
Scorers for Éire Óg: K Hallissey 0-10 (0-6f, 0-1 sideline), P McDonagh 0-3, J Cooper 0-2, K Riordan 0-2, P Kirwan, B Hurley, D McCarthy, J Dineen 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Aidan O’Connor, John Kelleher, Paul Kirwan: Daire McCarthy, Dermot O’Herlihy, Fionn O’Rourke: John Cooper, John Dineen: Kevin Hallissey, Ronan O’Toole, Paul McDonagh: Keith Riordan, Daniel Goulding, Brian Hurley.
Aghabullogue 1 – 18 St Finbarr’s 0 – 12
Mathew Bradley was the star performer for Aghabullogue at Ovens as a great second half display by the Muskerry men saw them demolish the challenge of the ‘Barrs second team in the intermediate championship. Mathew Bradley, a student at CIT, scored 0-14 in all, 0-8 from frees, and in addition, set up the only goal of the game for Donal Twomey in injury time.
The first half was a real championship affair with little quarter being asked for or given. Heavy and late tackles abounded culminating in a full scale brawl in the 22nd minute which earned yellow cards for four players and which ultimately led on to the issuing of red cards, all for second yellow offences, to three players, one from the winners, in the second half. Barrs led three times early on, Aghabullogue levelled each time before going 0-4 to 0-3 in front in the tenth minute. Barrs drew level and twice went back in front but Aghabullogue responded and it was 0-6 apiece in the 21st minute and Aghabullogue led by 0-8 to 0-7 at the break. Mathew Bradley contributed all two points to the half time Aghabullogue tally, Niall BarryMurphy chipping in with the other two points.
Three points from Aghabullogue extended their lead but Barrs hit back with a brace before Aghabullogue hit over eight points without reply to put the game beyond the city side, 0-18 to -0-9 by the 53rd minute. Three points for the men from the Lough were answered by Donal Twomey’s goal and this was the icing on the cake for an impressive Aghabullogue side.
Scorers for Aghabullogue: M Bradley 0-14 (0-8f), D Twomey 1-1, n BarryMurphy 0-2, N Buckley 0-1.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Aidan BarryMurphy, E Murphy, John Corkery: D Moynihan, Niall Buckley, Michael Dennehy: Sean O’Sullivan, Brian Casey; G Murphy, Mathew Bradley, John Buckley: Niall BarryMurphy, John Corkery, Donal Twomey. Subs: Denis Quinlan 21, Ryan Dennehy 37, Shane Tarrant 51.
Ballincollig 3 – 14 Inniscarra 1 – 11
Ballincollig were expected to win this first round tie at Coachford against the Inniscarra second team and they duly fulfilled expectation with a nine point victory margin. Ballincollig did major damage early on when wind-assisted and led by 2-5 to nil after the opening quarter. Stephen Coughlan had the opening goal after three minutes and two minutes later a Colin O’Donovan side line cut went all the way the ‘Scarra net, a devastating blow to the outsiders. Cian Dorgan added four points from frees with Coughlan firing over a point to add to his goal. Inniscarra improved in the second quarter, and scored three points to one more from Ballincollig who led by 2-6 to 0-3 at the break.
Despite facing the wind, on the resumption it was Ballincollig who forced the pace and a third goal, this one from Ian Coughlan in the 50th minute ended all hope of an Inniscarra victory. Andrew McCarthy was very accurate for Inniscarra from frees adn from play and kept the scoreboard ;respectable but ther was always only goin g to be one outcome to this game. A goal from Stephen Dornan for ‘Scarra before the finish was a just reward for their never ceasing efforts against the odds.
Scorers: Ballincollig: C Dorgan 0-6 (frees), I Coughlan 1-2, C O’Donovan 1-1 (1-0 sideline), S Coughlan 1-1, M O’Leary 0-3, C Kinsella 0-1. Inniscarra: A McCarthy 0-5 (0-2f), S Dornan 1-0, D O’Sullivan (f), J O’Brien (f), S Linehan, M Nagle, D O’Carroll, D Browne 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Ronan Cambridge: Ross O’Donovan, James O’Leary, Conor Sexton: Ciarán O’Sullivan, Liam Jennings, Rory O’Doherty: Cian Dorgan, Colin Moore: Matt O’Leary, Colin O’Donovan, Conor Kinsella: Robbie Bourke, Ian Coughlan, Stephen Coughlan.
Inniscarra: David Óg Coleman: Donal O’Callaghan, John O’Brien, Bryan O’Mahony: James Buckley, Brian Gould, Eoin Kavanagh: Cathal Griffin, David O’Carroll: Stephen Dornan, Andrew McCarthy, Tommy Buckley; Dylan O’Sullivan, Mark Nagle, Shane Lenihan. Subs: Gordon Desmond 42, Declan Browne 44.
Dripsey 0 – 12 Glen Rovers 2 – 19
The Glen Rovers second team were too strong for Dripsey at Ovens and so the latter must now prepare for a clash with Argideen in the 2B ‘last chance ‘ round. The city outfit, county semi finalists last year, never allowed Dripsey to get any foothold on proceedings and it was evident from a long way out how this contest would finish up.
The early exchanges were fairly competitive but Dripsey hit too many wides at this time to get into contention and put it up to the favourites later. Not so the city side who hit over four unanswered points on their way to an interval lead of 0-11 to 0-4.
On the restart, Dripsey had an early point from Michael O’Riordan but the Glen struck back with a goal and as they led by 1-12 to 0-6 Dripsey were in deep trouble. The referee issued a straight red to a player from each side at the three quarter stage, Dripsey had a penalty saved to add to their misery and in the final five minutes the Glen had a second goal and three further points to emerge with a 13 point winning margin.
Dripsey scorers: M O’Riordan 0-5 (frees), E Maher, C Hayes, D O’Riordan 0-2 each, David O’Sullivan 0-1.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Martin O’Sullivan, Liam Murphy, Barry Kelleher: James Cotter, John O’Riordan, Stephen Desmond-Murray: Gary Murphy, Shane Burke: Eoin Maher, Conor Hayes, Michael O’Riordan: David O’Sullivan, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Dean O’Sulllivan. Subs; Aidan Desmond Murray h/t, Pat O’Riordan h/t, John Buckley 37, Daniel Buckley 41, Eoin O’Connell 54.

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Draw

Round 1 (A) Douglas v Midleton. (B) Sarsfields v Glen Rovers (C) Duhallow v Courcey Rovers (D) Valley Rovers v Ballinhassig (E) Mallow V Na Piarsaigh (F) St Colmans v Carrigaline (G) Newcestown v Fr O' Neills (H) Charleville v Bishopstown (I) Shandrum v St Finbarr's (J) Blackrock v BLARNEY (K) Erins Own v Killeagh/Ita's Ballymartle a bye
Round 2 Ballymartle v D, J v F, C v G, I v H, E v A, K v B

Munster Minor Football semi final

Kerry 2-17 Cork 1-10
For the second time this season Kerry travelled to Cork and all but obliterated the home outfit. There was 16-points between the two counties at the end of the Munster U21 final in late April and while this Munster minor semi-final win wasn’t as comprehensive, it was every bit as impressive. David Clifford, the Firies full-forward terrorised the Cork defence, helped himself to 2-8, 2-5 from play.
Cork had the dream start for themselves when Evan Murphy put the ball in the Kerry net 10 seconds after the throw-in. However Cork failed to add to their tally during the subsequent quarter of an hour as Kerry during this period, kicked 1-6 without reply. A second goal on 26 minutes opened up a seven point gap at half time, increased by two more points on the resumption. Cork’s misery was complete when a Damien Gore penalty was saved in the 42th minute.
Scorers for Cork: E Murphy (1-2, 0-1 ’45); D Gore (0-4, 0-2 frees); C Myers Murray (0-3); M Keane (0-1).
Cork: K McMahon (Kilshannig); L Finn (Mitchelstown),William Ronan (Kilmurry), D Ward (Douglas); J Harrington (Adrigole), P O’Driscoll (Ilen Rovers), J McCarthy (Carrigaline); M Keane (Mitchelstown), R Walsh (Kanturk); E Murphy (Dromtariffe), Colm O’Callaghan (Éire Óg), Jack Murphy (Éire Óg); M Cronin (Nemo Rangers), D Gore (Kilmacabea), C O’Mahony (Mitchelstown). Subs: C Myers Murray (St Finbarr’s) 22 ; C Barrett (St Finbarr’s) (HT); D O’Mahony (Knocknagree) (39); S Hickey (Millstreet) S Meehan (Kiskeam) both 42); R O’Driscoll (Garnish) 45.

Munster Under 17 Football Final

Kerry 0-15 Cork 0-10
Seven players who featured in the meeting between Kerry and Cork at minor championship level were again in action as Kerry completed the underage grand slam. Cork looked the better side early on thanks to the midfield dominance of Mark Keane and Neil O’Sullivan and scored three rapid points in the opening five minutes. Kerry thundered into the game and Cork did not score again for 19 minutes when Mark Cronin kicked a fine point. Kerry tightened up at the back and put the shackles on Cork’s danger men. Kerry had a succession of scores and they led 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time.
The sides entered the tunnel together, leading to unsavoury scenes. This seemed to drive Kerry on and Kerry moved 0-11 to 0-6 in front with five minutes gone in the second period. Cork hit back to leave a goal between the sides but a combination of three bad wides and a black card for team captain Blake Murphy ensured that Cork were on the back foot towards the end. A goal was disallowed for the Rebels late on and at the final whistle tempers became frayed with a melee in front of the team dugouts.
Scorers for Cork: B Murphy (0-5, 1 free), M Cronin (0-3, 1 free), M Keane and C Russell (0-1 each).
CORK: C Lankford (Kilavullen); J Corcoran (Nemo Rangers), D O’Mahony (Knocknagree), E Murray (Dohenys); D Lardner (Fermoy), G Lardner (Fermoy), James O’Mullane (Kilmurry); M Keane (Mitchelstown), N O’Sullivan (Adrigole); F Herlihy (Dohenys), B Murphy (Na Piarsaigh), J Murphy (Eire Óg); M Cronin (Nemo Rangers), C Russell (Douglas), C McMahon (Kilshannig). Subs: K Murphy (Glanmire) h/t, R Dalton ( Nemo Rangers) 42, C Crowley (Glanmire) 52, Liam Twohig (Aghinagh) 54, Seán Desmond (Clondrohid) 56.

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

All games in the 1st Round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship have now been decided, with the most recent two games, the replay of the Kilmurry /Béal Átha tie and the Donoughmore/ Blarney game, completing the initial stage. From now on, all games (with one exception) are knock out.
Champions Kilmurry, their main challengers Iveleary, Aghinagh, Ballincollig, Éire Óg and Donoughmore, are all through to the third round. In round two, only Clondrohid who play Blarney and who had a 1st round bye, can afford to lose, it’s a last chance for all others to advance. Kilmichael meet Inniscarra, Canovee meet Dripsey and Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh will meet Clondrohid if the latter lose to Blarney, otherwise they will go through to the third round with a bye.
Kilmurry 2 – 16 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0- 6
When reigning champions Kilmurry were held to a draw by Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh a fortnight previously, it was deemed to be a major surprise, particularly as the champions had to come from five points behind to get a second chance. They availed fully and comprehensively of the opportunity given by the replay at Kilmichael when they simply were much too good for a disappointing Béal Átha outfit who could not get going until the second half when the outcome was already fairly certain.
Kilmurry, bolstered by the return of three U21s to their starting fifteen, hit the ground running and were in front by 1-8 to nil after an opening quarter blitz. Full forward Joe Ryan, celebrated his return to full fitness with a blistering display and after banging in a goal in the 2nd minute, set up by Dave O’Halloran, had added three points as Kilmurry tore the Beál Átha defence to shreads. The pattern of play did not change much in the second quarter with William Buckley now the main scorer for the winners and at half time the contest was effectively over with the score at 1-12 to 0-1, Eoin Ó Muirthille getting the lone Béal Átha point just before the break.
In the second half, the Kilmurry goal came in the very last minute and in fact prior to that, Béal Átha had outscored the winners by five points to four, an indication of the improvement in their play. Seán Ó Coill, Gearóid Ó Creimín and Eoin Ó Muirthille had added early points to improve their first half tally and when Joe Ryan pointed a Kilmurry free in the 45th minute, their first score of the half, Béal Átha continued the battle with a point from Darren Ó Duinnín. The loss of Barra Ó Coinceannain to a black card in the 50thminute was a setback and Kilmurry finished strongly with points from Ryan, John O'Mullane and Dave McCarthy followed by a fine goal from substitute James White, tellingly again facilitated by an assist from Dave O’Halloran. Seán Ó Coill had the final Béal Átha point but there was no doubt about the merit of the Kilmurry win on this occasion.
Kilmurry were impressive, well focussed after their previous scare, strong in defence and in attack and with the backing of a very talented substitute panel they are surely the team to beat in this year’s championship.
Scorers: Kilmurry; J Ryan 1-6 (0-3f), Wm Buckley 0-5 (0-2f), J White 1-0, D McCarthy 0-2, J Kelleher, J Buckley and J O’Mullane 0-1 each. Béal Átha: S Ó Coill 0-2, E Ó Muirthille 0-2 (0-1f), G Ó Creimín and D Ó Duinnín 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: William Barrett, Kevin Barrett, Eoin Barrett: Liam Long, Dave O’Leary, John O’Mullane: Liam Wall, James Kelleher: Dave McCarthy, Dave O’Halloran, Jonathan Buckley: Pádraig Berhanu, Joe Ryan, William Buckley. Subs: James White for J Buckley 50, Seán Curzon for P Berhanu50.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Gearóid Ó Muirthille: Gearóid Ó Creimín, Darren Ó Coill, Caoimhín Ó Loinsuigh: Dara Seartan, Micheál Ó Tuama, Seán Ó Duinnín: Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Donal MacCárthaigh: Darren Ó Duinnín, Barra Ó Coinceannain, Daire Ó Ceallacháin: Seán Ó Coill, Ian Ó Coinceannain, Seamus Ó Tuama. Sub: Eoin Ó Muirthille for S Ó Tuama inj. 25, Enda Ó Luasa for B Ó Coinceannain b/c 50.
Referee: Mr David Murnane, Macroom.

Donoughmore 2 – 13 Blarney 3 – 7
Only three points separated the teams at the finish and Blarney will rue their many missed chances and the concession of two goals, which though well taken, could have been dealt with better by the defence. Donoughmore will be happy with their advancement to the third round while Blarney will face Clondrohid and will not be without a hope of victory here.
Blarney opened well with two points in the first two minutes but were then hit with a goal from Kevin Kearney who out jumped the defenders to punch a Conor O’Rourke centre to the net. Cormac O’Mahony linked up with Joe Jordan to score a fine Blarney goal in the 6th miute, Gearóid O’Rourke had a fisted point in reply and so Blarney led by a point as the first quarter ended, 1-2 to 1-1. Donoughmore showed their attacking capabilities in the second quarter and five points in a row per Gearóid O’Rourke, Taghg Collins, Kevin Kearney, Paul Crowley and Kearney again, had them in front at the break by 1-6 to 1-2.
Points were exchanged on the restart between John Chambers and Joe Jordan, before Keith Costelloe’s goal reduced the gap to a single point and the sides were level when Joe Jordan kicked over in the 36th minute, 1-7 to 2-4 the score now. Kearney, Leon Cogan and Conor O’Rourke pointed for Donoughmore, Blarney answered through a Mark O’Leary brace. Donoughmore hit a fine scoring patch now as the game went into the final ten minutes. Daire O’Shea met a Kearney cross and punched to the net and this goal was followed by points from Gearóid O’Rourke and Kevin Kearney and Donoughmore looked comfortable leading by 2-12 to 2-6 with eight minutes remaining. Points were exchanged, Costelloe and Aidan O’Shea, and then Blarney were awarded a penalty. When Keith Costelloe’s shot hit the crossbar and bounced out to safety it seemed the game was over. In the final minute of normal time Blarney threw the cat amongst the pigeons once again with a goal from John Daniel Good but they messed up a subsequent short range free and the game ended with Aidan Corkery clearing the Donoughmore lines to loud acclaim.
Scorers: Donoughmore: K Kearney 1-5 (0-4f), D O’Shea 1-0, G O’Rourke 0-2, T Collins, P Crowley, J Chambers, L Cogan, C O’Rourke, A O’Shea 0-1 each. Blarney: K Costelloe 1-2 (0-2f), J Jordan 1-2, J D Good 1-0, M O’Leary 0-3.
Donoughmore: Kevin O’Riordan: Aidan Corkery, Paul Crowley, Dan McSweeney: John Chambers, Jamie Twomey, St John Forde: Tommy Joe Barrett, Conor O’Rourke: Daire O’Shea, Tadhg Collins, Leon Cogan: Stephen O’Connor, Gearóid O’Rourke, Kevin Kearney. Subs: Stephen Looney ht., Aidan O’Shea 45, Gerard Buckley 55.
Blarney: Shane Jordan: Vince O’Mahony, Stephen Sheedy, Michael John Shine: Peter Philpott, Cormac O’Mahony, Seán Crowley: Conor Foley, Paul O’Leary: Brian Hurley, Joe Jordan, Mark O’Leary: Keith Costelloe, John Daniel Good, Ray Murphy. Subs: Ray O’Donovan , Dan McSweeney , Scott Vickery, Eamonn O’Mahony.
Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin Uas., Cill na Martra.

MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Cloughduv v Ballincollig
B Donoughmore v Kilmichael
C Ballinora 1-17 Éire Óg 1 – 9 D Blarney v Iveleary
E Gleann na Laoi a bye
Round 2
Gleann na Laoi v Loser of D
Éire Óg v Loser of B
Loser of A - a bye (or v Gleann, if Gleann lose to D)
Ballinora 1 – 17 Éire Óg 1-9
The opening game in this year’s MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling championship saw defending champions Ballinora make their way through to the quarter final stage with a hard fought victory over Éire Óg at Ballincollig. The teams were level at the break, and it took a last quarter scoring burst from Ballinora to eventually see off a dogged Éire Óg.
The teams were deadlocked at 0-3 each after the first quarter when Eire Óg’s Daniel O’ Connor was fouled and a penalty awarded. Tim O’ Leary saw his penalty well saved by the Ballinora goalkeeper Barry Crowley, but the ball fell nicely for Liam Murphy to tap the ball into the net. Ballinora, who were aided by a strong wind in the first 30 minutes, gradually began to get on top and three points, from Pat Fitton, Mick Murphy and a magnificent Darragh Holmes effort from a very acute angle saw the teams level at half-time, 0-6 to 1-3.
Ballinora scored seven of the ten points of the third quarter, Pat Fitton striking over three for Ballinora who then led by 0-13 to 1-6. Éire Óg kept plugging away and were still in contention with seven minutes remaining, after John McCarthy had a super point, 0-15 to 1-7. Ballinora scored a well worked goal a minute later, David Howard finishing well from close range. Each side added two points to their tally in the closing minutes so Ballinora advance, but they will be under pressure to win out this year with injuries and absent players hindering their effort to put titles back to back.
Scorers: Ballinora: D Howard 1-6 (0-6f), P Fitton 0-4, D Holmes 0-3, C McGrath 0-2, A O’ Shea 0-1, M Murphy 0-1. Éire Óg: J McCarthy 0-3, T O’ Leary 0-3 (0-2f), L Murphy 1-0, S Desmond 0-1, A O’ Mahony 0-1, C O’ Mahony 0-1.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley: David Fitton, Brendan Hourihan, Kenneth Greally: Michael Lordan, Conor Brosnan, Tomás McGrath: Alan O’ Shea, Alan O’ Neill: Patrick Fitton, Darragh Holmes, Brian Murphy: Michael Murphy, David Howard, Tom Healy. Subs: Brian Rigney (HT), Conor McGrath (HT).
Éire Óg: Brian Kirwan: Denis O’ Keeffe, Kevin O’ Sullivan, Dave Sheahan: Philip O’ Sullivan, Alan O’ Mahony, Cian O’ Mahony: Sean Desmond, Ross McCarthy: Liam Murphy, Tim O’ Leary, Chris Kelly: John McCarthy, Daniel O’ Connor, John Malone. Subs: Cillian Sheehan (43), Adam O’Riordan (43), Andy O’ Herlihy (55).
Referee: John Horgan (Gleann na Laoi).

Macroom G.A.A. Juvenile Update.

Match reports:U-13s: On Sun. 21st of May, Macroom U-13s travelled to Dromtarriffe for their first game of the year. Dromtarriffe conceded the points and played a practice 10 a-side match. Macroom did well enough in the first half but later ,Dromtarriffe got some long range scores that put the game beyond Macroom’s reach. Best for Macroom were Jonah Dervin, Ben O’Herlihy, Dylan Wenger, Liam Holland, Mark Hunt, Nikki Leninov and Oisín O’Sullivan.
Congrats to minor team mentor, Danny O’Keeffe, for his impressive appearance on RTE news.
Cúl Camp is scheduled for 17th to 21st of July and preparations are well in hand.

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Danno Ó Duinnin, Cill na Martra, receiving the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Award for April from Eileen O'Flynn, The Auld Triangle in the company of his parents, Gobnait and Gerard, brother, Ciaran and sisters, Ciara and Muireann. ©Mike English

Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Star Award

The Muskerry GAA –Auld Triangle Sports Star for the month of April was Daniel Ó Duinnin of the Cill na Martra club. Cill na Martra won the Mid Cork U21 A football championship title for the very first time this year with a victory over KiImurry in a final replay and Dan Ó scored no less than 3-4 from play in that epic game, his goals being credited with keeping his side’s hopes alive in difficult periods during the final.
The April award was presented to Daniel at a very pleasant function at the Auld Triangle Restaurant where Daniel was accompanied by playing companions, team mentors and club officials, parents, family and friends. Eileen O’Flynn of the Auld Triangle, sponsors of the monthly awards made the presentation and Muskerry Board Vice Chairman William Buckley praised the club on its achievement and Daniel on his massive contribution. John Feeney, Rúnaí of the board, acted as MC for the evening.

Laochra Óg

Under 8 boys hurling team travelled to Bishopstown for the monster blitz and gave a good account for themselves, especially considering 7 of our boys were young enough to still play U6. We would like to thank Bishopstown for being great hosts and the Bishopstown, Douglas and St Finbarr’s teams for 3 great games. Thanks to team sponsors Niall Murphy Tarmac and parents/guardians for making the trip. Third league game of the season for our Under 10 boys who played against a very strong Grenagh side . Our players were in a battle from the start with Grenagh going into an early lead but the Laochra Óg lads kept fighting to the end doing some fantastic block downs throughout the game and came into the game as it progressed. Thanks to the players who turned out this morning and parents/guardians for taking them. Thanks to Grenagh G.A.A. and John Warren for organising the match and our team sponsor Folláin. Under 11 Laochra Óg hurlers played Mayfield. Well done to all involved players, trainers and parents/Guardians for transport and Sponsors Astra Systems.
Congratulations to Clondrohid N.S. who have reached the Final of the Sciath na Scol Camogie Competition for the very first time by beating Castlemartyr who had topped their group, beating teams such as Bishopstown along the way. Castlemartyr went into a three goal lead but, in the second half, Clondrohid fought back to level the match thanks to Roisin Murphy scoring three goals and Emma Kelly scoring the fourth and winning Clondrohid has already won the Sciath na Scol Football Competition and done well at soccer competitions this school year. This latest achievement shows what a very talented bunch of girls they are.
U14 league. Laochra Óg 3-6 St. Patrick's 3-5
This was a hard fought win for the u14's , coming from six points down early in the second half to take the lead in the closing stages. It took a superbly struck 65 from Colin Murphy with the last puck of the game to separate the sides. St, Patrick's had the better of the opening half and lead 1-2 to 0-3. Brian Healy then took some fine scores. Thanks to St. Patrick's, to Coláiste Ghobnatan and sponsors, Macroom Opticians. U12 hurlers played their 2nd league game away to St. Oliver Plunkett’s and lost by a single point on a score line of, 1-2 to 1-1. Thanks to sponsors Astra Systems.
Laochra Óg 5-14 Lee Gaels 3-3.
This game was a closer contest than the score suggests as it was mid way through the second half before our lads pulled away. The first half was score for score and only one point separated the sides at the short whistle. Some excellent points were scored in the second half and Laochra Óg secured their second win. Thanks to Lee Gaels for a good sporting game and ColaisteGobnatan for the use of pitch and thanks to our team sponsor Macroom Opticians.
U14 feile in Ballinspittle. Our u14 squad gave a good account of themselves playing three games against tough opposition all from a higher grade. Aghabollogue ,Kilbrittain and host club Courcey Rovers. Thanks to Courcey for refreshments, Peter and the Cart bus and our team sponsor Macroom Opticians.
Well done to the Laochra Óg under 14 Camogie team who took part in a blitz in Inniscarra, an ideal preparation for National Féile competitions in Carlow and a good learning experience. The girls played against Barryroe, Inniscarra and St. Colums and gave a very good account of themselves. We finished up with a loss, draw and a win. Thanks to Inniscarra GAA for inviting us and hosting a very well organised Blitz with refreshments after. Thanks to Club Sponsor Colm O'Sullivan and Macroom Tidy Towns.
50/50 Club Development draw winner was Daragh Fitzgibbon, Macroom and the sellers prize went to Glenview Motors, Macroom. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw. Next draw takes place on June 4th.

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West Muskerry athletes, Katelyn Cronin, Muireann O'Sullivan, Conor Hourihan and Darragh Murphy competing at their 1st County Championships. ©Collette O’Riordan.

West Muskerry .A.C.

West Muskerry A.C. competed in the County Track and field Championships on May 7th and 14th and all really enjoyed their experience at competing at such a high level. It was the first time at a County Championships for some of the athletes and all came home happy with their performances and looking forward to the next competition. The club came home with 4 gold and 1 bronze medal. A fantastic achievement.
In the Boys U 18 Discus, Cathal Ryan settled into his throwing form and was crowned County U 18 Champion with a throw of 27meters and 12 centimetres. In the Boys U 17 3000m Sean O'Sullivan ran a fantastic race and a new Personal Best time when he sprinted home in a time of 10 mins and 24 seconds. In the Boys U 16 800m Conor O'Neill had a battle down the home straight right to the finish line and was crowned the County Champion. In the boys U 16 3000m Tadhg Manning ran a tactical race and on the final 150m he sprinted home and was crowned the County Champion. In the Boys U 14 James McCarthy qualified for the 100m and 200m final and also won the bronze medal in the Shot Putt competition. All the other athletes did themselves, the club and their families really proud as they took part and did the best they could do on the day. They were Culan Ó Murchu, Darragh Murphy, Conor Hourihan, Katelyn Cronin, Muireann O'Sullivan, Rebecca O'Neill, Sean Lucey, Emily Cronin, Kate Downey, Saorlaith Murphy, Aisling O'Sullivan, Katie O'Neill, Eve Murphy, James Lucey, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Jamie Hourihan, Sean O'Leary, Eimear O' Sullivan, Cliona Burgoyne, Breandan O'Sullivan, James O' Neill, Danielle O'Neill, Benjamin Deady Cabrejas, Aoife Lucey, Lisa Kingston, Aoife Downey, Conor Lucey and Sarah O'Neill. They are all really looking forward to another fun day out at the West Muskerry Sports on the Saturday 27th of May in Macroom GAA Pitch, Castle grounds at 2pm.
88888888888888Pic. 49. Macroom U10 selection, sporting their new gear, which was kindly sponsored by Clancy's Fish Shop, Macroom. ©

Macroom FC

Schoolgirls Section. There was heartbreak for the U12 team with defeat coming in both their league playoff and cup final. The playoff took place in Lakewood against Kinsale where Macroom gave a great account of themselves. Things were looking good early in the second half with a 2-1 lead being held. However, Kinsale finished strongly to record a 4-2 win. The team then travelled to Turner's Cross to take on higher ranked Passage in the CWSSL Cup final. The first half was evenly contested but on the stroke of half time Passage were awarded a penalty. Macroom keeper Molly Murphy made an outstanding save down to her right so it remained 0-0 at the break. Macroom began the second period brightly with Grace Murray, Lily Murphy, Lilly Murphy and Caoimhe O Brien all doing well. The referee made a huge call when he waved play on after Leanne Healy appeared to be clearly fouled in the Passage penalty area. The annoyance felt by Macroom was compounded as from the very next attack Passage took the lead. Just 2 minutes later a second goal followed. It was now an uphill task but the Macroom girls battled on. They were unable to fashion a comeback but never gave up, and did themselves and their club proud throughout. Macroom goalkeeper Molly Murphy had a fantastic game and was deservedly awarded player of the match. Well done to all involved, especially Brian Murphy, Mick Goold and Catriona Hickey for their management. They have done outstanding work. The Under 12 and 14 teams both won promotion and this is a brilliant return for any season. Many thanks also to parents and supporters who backed the teams all year and to sponsors Matt Murphys Pharmacy for the ongoing support.
The girls are this coming weekend off on an end of season day out with visits to the Titanic Centre in Cobh and a trip to Spike island on the agenda.
Macroom FC U12 Schoolgirls Squad 2016/17. Molly Murphy, Lily Murphy, Grace Murray, Lilly Murphy, Lauren O' Brien, Kate Holland, Mary O' Donovan, Grace O' Riordan, Aoife Murphy, Caoimhe O' Brien, Avril Manning, Aimee Twomey, Leanne Healy, Brianna Hickey, Aoibhe McSweeney, Aoife O' Leary, Ciara Kelleher, Emer Dineen, Olivia Wozniak, Donna McCarthy, Ruth Sexton, Lizzie Crowley, Liadh McMahon, Ruth Creed.
Race Night. The Macroom FC Fundraising Race Night held recently was a great success. A huge turnout at Murray's Bar on the night was a great boost. Also, the local business community once again backed the event and the club wishes to acknowledge this support. Furthermore, many thanks to those who purchased horses and also to club members for the effort in getting the large number of horses sold. Finally, many thanks to Denis Murray for making his premises available to host the event.
Sponsorship The U10 team are delighted to be sporting a new set of jerseys. This sponsorship has come courtesy of Clancy's Fresh Fish Shop, Main St, Macroom. Many thanks to Clancy's from all at Macroom FC.
Schoolboys Round Up. The U13A side made the trip to Everton and short a few regulars, lost out 5-2. Rory Duggan and Ronan Morey got the goals and Alan Desmond was Macroom's top performer.
The Under 16 side had three games this week. First up was a 6-2 home win over Fermoy. Dylan Twomey (2), Jack Kelleher, Aaron O Donovan and Daniel Buckley were on target. Next up, it was a 5-3 away victory against Leeds and on Sunday last the long trip to Corkbeg yielded a 3-3 draw. The final game of the campaign is at home to champions St Marys on Wed 31st May.
The U15 team retained their status in the Premier league with a 6th place finish. With Premier schoolboys soccer so strong in Cork this is a fantastic achievement. Three of the teams in this division (Corinthians, St Marys and Douglas Hall) reached the semi finals of the National Cup so for Macroom to be competing at this level is unbelievable. Well done to John Francis Lee and his management team and the whole squad on a great effort.

Macroom Golf Club

Results: Week 1. Seniors: Noel O'Sullivan(16), Ray Hartnett(18), Ray Murphy(28) 42.8
HpG Open Singles: 1st - Paddy Mawe (19) 41pts, 2nd - PJ Healy(11) 38pts
TM Cronin Cup: 1st - Tony Busher (11) 43pts, 2nd - Alan O'Connor(15) 42pts, 3rd - Dan O'Connor(19) 41pts, Best Gross - Padraig O'Connor(1) 36pts, Best Senior - Paddy Fitton(14) 39pts
Week 2: Seniors:1st - Noel O'Sullivan(16), Anthony Hartnett(18), Ray Murphy(28) 42.8
HpG Open Singles: 1st- Noel O'Flynn(12) 41pts, 2nd - Denis O'Driscoll(20) 41pts
Club Singles: 1st - Terry Kenefick(16) 47pts, 2nd - Damien O'Mahony(26) 43pts, 3rd-Eamonn Kennedy(10) 40pts, Best Gross - Kevin Sheehan(2) 32pts, Best Senior - Bob Fitzgerald(11) 36pts
Week 3 Seniors: 1st - Ted Murphy(9), Tess Kelleher(16), Denis O'Flynn(25) 46.0
HpG Open Singles: 1st - Paddy Mawe(18) 36pts
Monthly Medal: 1st - Stephen P Wills (9) 67net, 2nd - Robert Barrett(20) 70net
Club Singles - 1st - Michael Shine (12) 37pts, 2nd - Denis Quinlan (9) 37pts, Best Gross - Padraig O'Connor(1) 33pts, Best Senior - Bob Fitxgerald(11) 35pts
Fixtures: Tues – Seniors. Thur - HpG Open Singles. Sat & Sun - Club Singles