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Carrigastyra Famine Commemoration 2017 © Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

CDYS Macroom Good Lives coffee morning June 9th, 11am to 3pm.at the Old Bell New Street.
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
Coffee Morning for Zambia on Sun 11th June at 10:45 am in Kilmurry Museum.
Kilmurry Fun 5Km Run /walk June 15th @7:30 pm in Kilmurry Village.
Valley Wheelers Cycling Club family fun cycle on Fri , June 16th at 6.30p.m., from the Island in Inchigeela.
St.Colman's Cemetery Mass Macroom on Fri 16th June at 7.30pm.
Lee Valley Speakers 8pm, Castle Hotel. June 19th.
Daniel Kingston Run in Macroom on Thurs., June 22 at 8p.m.
Dromleigh N.S: Bring and Buy Sale, Friday June 23rd at 12 noon.
St. John's Well, Mushera Annual Mass at 7:30 pm on Fri June 23rd.
Dancing at Mushera Platform from 8:30pm Fri June 23rd.
Poulanargid Dog Show in Kilmurry on Fri, June 23
Kilmichael Family Fun Day Sun June 25th, 2-5pm behind Kilmichael Bar.
Siúlóid Mullach an Ois 25th of June in Baile Mhúirne.
Open Garden at Tanner’s, Raheen, Newcestown on Sun July 2 , 12 noon to 6p.m.
Liz Lucey Run July 9th in Inchigeela.
Macroom Golf Club Juvenile Summer Camp July 10th to 12th 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm
West Muskerry A.C Athletics Summer Camp 24th - 27th July, 10am to 2pm at Clondrohid Track
Kilmurry Museum opening hours every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Walking every Mon night from Church Car park 7.30p.m.

Events at the Riverside Park Hotel
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
Storytime. Sat at 12 noon
Creative Writers Group Tues 13th 5.30pm
Bridge Club Wed. 14th 10am
Purlies Thurs June 15 at 11.30 a.m.
Open Day Tues. June 20.
Art Exhibition June 2 – 30 .

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Macroom Updates

Anti Litter Challenge

Macroom improved its status somewhat in the second round of Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2017 but much improvement remains to be achieved. It has moved up one place and lies 4th of the ten towns in Category 2B, with a total of 1913.1 points. It is led by Carrigtwohill, Charleville and Bandon. In the second round, the town centre again had most cigarette butts and bits of litter. The areas inspected included FitzGerald Street and the street beside Dunnes Stores. It is hoped that everyone will show civic pride and dispose of their rubbish appropriately, not just for the coming weeks but as a matter of habit.

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Leaving Cert Class 2017 at McEgan College, Macroom , ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

Transition Year Awards. On Monday 29th May 2017, Transition year students celebrated their end of year with an awards ceremony. Staff, parents, students and Mr. Martin Coughlan from Macroom Tidy Towns were on hand to celebrate the students’ success and to present some awards.
Aoife Galvin, Sarah Twomey and Michaela Riordan welcomed the teachers, parents and invited guests with music from Bruno Mars “Count on me” and Greendays “Time of my Life“. Highlights of the year included winning the Macroom Food Festival, the Cork Youth Film Festival and the Bank of Ireland Enterprise festival for schools. Other major achievements included securing a Green Flag for the school, iWish in CIT, Safe Pass course, Drive for Life and our annual trip to Cappanlea in Kerry. The overall student of the year went to Sarah Twomey. Her commitment to all the different projects, work experience, activities etc. was especially commended. Sincere thanks to all the TY teachers and especially to Ms. Angland, our class tutor, for organising such a busy and productive year.

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The graduation class of 2017 from De la Salle College Macroom ©An Scoil

De la Salle Updates

R.I.P. Brother Jerome Cooper, Principal of De la Salle College Macroom from 1977 to 1988, passed away recently at the age of 85. He will be sadly missed by all in the Lasallian community.
In Italia. A group of 33 of the school’s First Year students, along with two 4th Years and three teachers, travelled to Marcallo con Casone near Milan on the return leg of the annual cultural exchange programme. The students were hosted in pairs by Italian families, who were highly complimentary of their young visitors. The week-long adventure included visits to the cities of Verona and Milan and a day out in the impressive Gardaland fun park, as well as a day in Marcallo itself. For many, the highlight of a very successful trip was attending a soccer match between AC Milan and AC Roma in the famous San Siro stadium in Milan.

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Nicole Ryan, Millstreet, talks to 5th Year De la Salle students about the dangers of drug mis-use while being filmed for RTE's Prime Time programme ©An Scoil

Anti-Drugs. Ms Nicole Ryan from Millstreet paid a visit to the school to present a talk to Fifth Year students on the dangers of drug mis-use, which claimed the life of Nicole’s brother, Alex, last year. A number of the students were interviewed afterwards and the entire presentation was filmed for RTE’s Prime Time programme.
G.A.A. The school’s U-17½ team was defeated by 3 points in the final of the Cork Schools’ football blitz in Páirc Uí Rinn, while the U-14½ hurlers were beaten by Millstreet CS in the second round of the Cork Schools’ hurling D championship. The school’s Gaelic Games campaign finished for the season with a fine win against Skibbereen CS in the Cork Schools’ U-14 A round robin.
Founder’s Day. On May 17th, the entire school community marked De la Salle Founder’s Day by attending mass in St. Colman’s church. Monsignor O’Donnell celebrated the mass, which was enhanced by the De la Salle College choir and the brass band from St. Colman’s National School.
Transition Year students spent two days in the outdoor pursuits centre in Ballyhass near Mallow, where the many bonding activities included zip lining, the “leap of faith”, trampolining, climbing and having fun in the new aqua park that has been installed there. The Transition Years also participated in a hike to the summit of Carrantuohill in Kerry.
Graduation The 6th Year students bade their farewell to secondary school life at the Graduation mass, which was held in the school and con-celebrated by Fr. Joe O’Mahony and Monsignor O’Donnell. After the mass the students and their parents were addressed by Principal John Murphy, who gave a brief overview of the time that the students had spent in the school and he wished them all well for their exams and in their future endeavours. Alan O’Farrell responded on behalf of the students. The evening was completed with light refreshments, with parents, students and teachers mingling socially afterwards.

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St Joseph's Primary School was awarded the Energy flag at a ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island ©An Scoil

The Good Lives Project.

In early May members of the Good Lives Project in Macroom took a kayak trip down the Sullane River with Dave Ryan from Outdoor Discovery. We are raising awareness of the growing amount of plastic that is being caught in the river, linking the event with our QQI Level 4 Sports and Recreation course and also our community development ethos. We collected several bin bags full of plastic and there is still a large amount remaining so we plan to run further kayaking trips and would love for others to get involved in the initiative. If you would like to sponsor a kayak or join us in this venture, please contact Karen or Sue on 0831699095 or 0831609007 for further information on how to get involved.

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Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retired members enjoy their annual holiday to Westport. ©

Lee Valley Enterprise Events at Riverside Park Hotel

‘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!

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Storyteller, Paddy O'Brien, in full flow during a recent visit to the Macroom Ciorcal Cainte ©Lorraine

Macroom Library

Another full month of activities is planned for Macroom Library. Our window is properly branded with our logo & opening hours, so our new building is finally starting to feel homely. Firstly a big thank to the Dunmanway Library knitting group & Áine who visited the Macroom Purlies here recently – 37 ladies for tea, cake & chat – it was a lovely morning.
Tuesday 13th Macroom Creative Writers Group meet at 5.30pm in the library led by author, Denyse Woods. The Bridge group meet Wednesday14th 10am – refreshments served. The Macroom Purlies – knitting group meet Thursday 15th June 11.30am for knitting & chat – refreshments served. An Art exhibition by Sheila O'Callaghan will run for the month of June.
The Library is to have an Open Day June 20th to showcase the service for our patrons & remind everyone that we have relocated to Railway View, Macroom – the old Spar supermarket. The programme for the day is as follows -
11.30am – 12.30pm Story time with the library staff & colouring competitions.
12.30pm - Launch of the Summer Stars Reading Programme for younger readers by County Librarian, Eileen O'Brien.
2.30 - 5.00pm – Electronic Resources: Drop in advice and assistance for the library e–resources (bring your device, smart phone or tablet) & learn how to down load audio books, e – books & magazine content. There is plenty of choice for children and adult readers – ideal for the holidays & travel.
The Book Doctor: Talk to staff – Christine, Lorraine & Rachel about reading choices & books for adults & children.
6.00pm – ''Positive Parenting'' – a talk by Jo Boniface, HSE Psychologist (topics covered, self – aware parenting, recognising behaviour has a message, prioritising play & activity). Of interest to any parent & those who work with young children.


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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.

Exam Students We wish all that is good for Lee Valley students currently sitting the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations. May the papers suit you; may you have clear recall and be happy with your performances.
CDYS Macroom Good Lives are having a coffee morning for Cork Simon Community on the 9th June from 11am to 3pm. at the Old Bell New Street. Simon works in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support in their journey back to independent living.. We will give a tour and talk on the community project if desired.
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
Coffee Morning in aid of Livingstone Hospital, Zambia, hosted by Kate O'Brien, Kilmurry, on Sunday 11th June at 10:45 am in Kilmurry Museum. Kate is volunteering in Livingstone Hospital this summer. All funds raised go directly to the hospital for medical supplies. Your support would be appreciated.
Kilmurry Fun 5Km Run /walk will take place June 15th @7:30 pm in Kilmurry Village. Registration in Museum from 6pm. Adults €10; Children €5; Family €15.
Valley Wheelers Cycling Club, in association with Cork Sports Partnership, are running a family fun cycle as part of National Bike Week on Friday, June 16th at 6.30p.m., from the Island in Inchigeela to Ballingeary and back. Refreshments will be served in Ballingeary. Come along and enjoy a leisure cycle with family and friends.
St.Colman's Cemetery Mass Macroom on Friday 16th June at 7.30pm, All welcome.
Daniel Kingston Run The 8th memorial run will be held in Macroom on Thursday, June 22 at 8p.m. Registration is at Macroom Sports Complex. Funds raised go to Cork ARC Support.
Dromleigh N.S: Bring and Buy Sale and huge raffle, Friday June 23rd from 12 noon.
St. John's Well, Mushera Annual Mass will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, June 23rd. This will be followed by dancing to Jerome Coakley and Lee Sound at Mushera Platform from 8:30 - 10:30 pm.
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.
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.
Kilmichael Family Fun Day Sunday June 25th, 2-5pm. Competitive races, novelty races, bouncy castles, face painting & much more! In the sports ground behind the Kilmichael Bar. Donations at the gate, all welcome.
Open Garden at the home of Frank and Kitty Tanner, Raheen Newcestown on Sunday, July 2 , 12 noon to 6p.m. Proceeds to Irish Community Air Ambulance.
Macroom Golf Club Juvenile Golf Coaching Mondays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon; Tuesdays 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm; Wednesdays 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Summer Camp (8 to 12 Yr olds) July 10th to 12th 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm Enquiries: Tim 083 1088152.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Walking in Kilmurry every Monday night. Meeting in Church Carpark 7.30
Don Corkleone Rides Again Lee Valley residents are amazed and amused by the recent Aldi television ad for Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella cheese. It features Cill na Martra entrepreneur, Johnny Lynch, in Godfather apparel, astride a buffalo on his farm near Toon’s Bridge. The accompanying squad of ‘nuns’, on Neapolitan style scooters, must have brought traffic on the Toon Road to a stop while filming was in progress!
Bridge for Marymount. The Shannon sisters, Mary, Margaret, Kay, Anne, Noreen and Helen present €3,125 cheque to Marymount, proceeds of a bridge event held in Castle Hotel in memory of their sister, the late Sarah Lane. The family would like to thank most sincerely the Castle Hotel, all those who attended on the day, those who gave donations and those who provided spot prizes.
Climb for Charity Pat Crowley and four friends climbed Carrauntuohill on May 20. Pat raised a total of €2.664 and recently presented cheques for €1.332 each to Macroom, and Dunmanway hospitals. Macroom hospital will use the money to buy a coal effect fireplace to make their day room more homely for their residents, Dunmanway will use the money to buy pressure-relieving cushions and high support chairs for their residents. Photos of both the climb and presentation of cheques can be seen on Pat’s Facebook page and she wishes to thank all supporters and contributors.
Congratulations to Coachford N.S.On winning their Sciath na Scol final v Kilbrittan in CIT.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 28/5/2017 Jackpot €3,100. Numbers drawn: 11, 18 and 35. No Winner. €50 JP Lane, Anfield, Old Kerry Road, Rylane. €20 each Trisha Long, Rylane, Seamus O'Leary, Dromduve, Kay Coakley, Ballinagree, Mary McSweeney, Coolnadane.
04/06/2017 Jackpot €3.250. Numbers drawn 13, 25 and 42. No winner. €50 Martin & Julie Buckley, Woodley’s Cross, €20 each to Pat Kennedy, Ardfert, Browne Family, Rylane South, Noreen Spillane, C/O Laine Bar, C/O Eamon, Matthew Herlihy, C/O M.C.P.
Canovee GAA Lotto Results 28/5/2017. Jackpot: €13,100. Numbers Drawn: 9 – 22 – 34. No Winner. €50 Billy Creedon Aherla. €25 each T O Riordan Coachford John Fleming Carrigadrohid. . €25 on line, Eoin O’Mahony.
4/6/2017. Jackpot: €13,350. Numbers Drawn: 2,4,6,15. One Winner. Shane Buckley, Cloughduv €50 Breda O’Leary Killumney. €25 each Stephen & John Downey Mashanglass. Jen Perry Carrigadrohid. €25 on line, Michael Deasy Aherla..
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: May 24. Jackpot €1000. No winner. €70 - Joan Kelleher, Coolmountain €20 each: Siobhan Spillane, Ballinagree Phil Lynch, Dripsey James McSweeney, Carrigaphooka Kieran O’ Sullivan, Ballinagree
May 31. Jackpot €1200. No winner. €70 Denny Dineen, Curraglen, Clondrohid €20 each: Mark Creed, Carrigaphooka John O’Sullivan, The Terrace Eileen Cooney, Coachford Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
Kilmichael G.A.A. Lotto Results 15/5/2017. Numbers Drawn: 10-18-31-36. No Winner. €50 Deirdre Browne, €25 each €25 Donal Kelly, Moneycusker; Jerry O'Riordan, Cooldaniel; Kathleen Cotter, Cooleclevane.
22/5/2017. Numbers Drawn: 3– 9 -17 – 35. No Winner. €50 Colm Collins, Shanacashel, €25 each Kevin Daly, Ballincollig Abbie O'Callaghan, Coppeen Ted O'Driscoll, c/o Jerry Masters.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 23/05/2017. Jackpot €4.600. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 10-21-29. €70 Ber Kearney, Town Hall, Macroom €20 each. Mags Neville, Dan Corkery Place. Alice Mc Sweeney, Sleaveen. Bernie Kelleher, Kiel, Maura Twomey, Railway View, Kate Lyons Carriganima.
30/05/2017. Jackpot €4,800. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 15-18-25. €70. Maeve Deasy, Gurteenroe Park. €20 each. Pat Cosgrove, Masseytown. Ted Kelleher, Gurteenroe. Danny Moynard, C/O Conor Buttimer. Rebecca O'Brien, Coolinadine. Pat & Debbie Buttimer, Coolcower.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 29/5/2017. Jackpot: €1,800. Numbers Drawn: 9 – 22 – 34. No Winner. €40 Denis Cullinane, €20 Noreen Moynihan, John Hogan, Aoife Crowley, Marion O’Leary (Yearly Ticket).
Lee Valley Updates

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Fr. Wickham P.P. Clondrohid, celebrates Mass at Carrigastyra Famine Graveyard. © Lee Valley Outlook

Clondrohid Updates

Clondrohid Development Group wishes every success and blessing on everyone sitting the 2017 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations.
Corpus Christi: This annual 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.
Showstoppers: After 8 years in existence and many extraordinary and outstanding shows, the Clondrohid Show Stoppers have decided to ‘ call it a day’. Great credit is due to all those behind the scenes, but especially Catherine Long, for her diligence in presenting these shows. Clondrohid was lucky to have someone who moulded our young people into such talented performers. On Thursday night, June 8 at 8pm, a presentations will be made on behalf of Showstoppers, in the Community Hall. Everyone welcome.
Carriganima N.S. Addition. Muscraí Construction has commenced the building of 2 Special Education rooms in Carriganima National School. The rooms will be completed for the start of the new school year on August 30, 2017. Enrolments ongoing. Please visit the school website onwww.carriganima-ns.ie or phone 026 44107 for more information.
Annual Famine Mass: In the tranquil setting of Carraig a Staighre, ( the rain stayed away and the midgets weren’t too bad ) Mass was celebrated recently in this famine graveyard to remember all those buried there during famine times. It was a very solemn and holy occasion. Thanks to Fr. Wickham, the altar boys, readers, and the lovely choir. Thanks to all those who helped for this occasion, John and Eileen O’Callaghan, the Development Group, Johnny and of course Bridget who keeps everything in ‘ tip top shape’. Thanks to all those who attended and travelled long distances to join in this annual event.
G.A.A. munster u 15 super 10 competition. Clondrohid U15 team has qualified for the finals of this competition by winning all 3 games at the 1st round in Dunmanway. Clondrohid 2-7 Dunmanway 0-4. Clondrohid 2-5 Bantry 0-5. Clondrohid 3-6 Western Gaels 3-3. Well done to all involved.
CUL Camp: Registration Forms available, contact Fergal on 0879359704 July 10 to July 14.

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Pupils from Carriganima & Clondrohid National Schools on a local history tour, pictured at Carrigaphooca Castle.© Carriganima N. S.

Inchigeela Updates

Santiago Shells. It was very kind and thoughtful of the pupils of Scoil Mhuire who presented shells to our three parish churches from their recent walk on the Camino pilgrimage in Spain recently.
Procession Sunday. The annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place in Ballingeary after the Vigil Mass on Saturday 17th of June and in Inchigeela village after 11.30 Mass on June 18th. .No doubt the villages will be looking at their best as usual for the occasion.
Village Street Picnic. Many have told me that they are looking forward to the get together after the Procession on 18th of June .The simple event is arranged by Croí na Laoi as a means of celebrating the day and it’s a wonderful chance to meet friends and people you may not have met for some time. You bring you own food if you wish but there will be tea and some yum yums on the day. It’s totally free and open to all. There will be music also I’m told.
Treasure House of Memories. The official opening took place on Friday June 2 of the shop which was known for years as Johnny Timmy Johnny’s. The O’Sullivan family, who own this well known landmark, decided to reopen this “Museum of Memories” to the public, mainly for the summer period. It is indeed a treasure, as the family have collected an Aladdin’s cave of items once sold in such a shop as this. They also have on display old photos and documents of interest to young and old, for example the register of the local midwife ,who was their grandmother. Dorothy,a member of the family, thanked her siblings for the effort and support in the project. She also thanked those who contributed material or who gave items on loan. The official opening was performed by Denis Cotter, well known owner of Cafe Paradiso in Cork City, who himself had many fond and amusing memories of the much loved old shop.
Cleanup. The Tidy Towns cleanup continues on Tuesdays at7.00pm

End of Year Fundraiser

Dromleigh N.S: Sixth class pupils are busy organising their annual Bring and Buy Sale. The event takes place in the Kilmichael school on Friday June 23rd at 12 noon. Proceeds from this year’s event are to be shared between the Irish Cancer Society, Down Syndrome Ireland and the school. Delicious home baking will be on offer. There are amazing raffle prizes to be won on the day, including a two night family break to Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort, two tickets to see Aslan live at the INEC, a range of hampers from Clonakilty Black Pudding, Glenilen Farm, Irish Yogurts and Barry's Tea and a whole lot more. All are welcome! www.dromleighns.ie

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Oíche Chéimnithe ag Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Bhúirne © Nóra Ní Luasa

Nuacht ó Choláiste Ghobnatan

Turas go Béal Feirste. Chuaigh an Idirbhliain, comh maith le Máistir Ó Duinneacha, Máistir Ó Creimín agus Iníon Ní Chéilleachair ar thuras go Béal Feirste. Ar an Luan, d’fhreastailíodar ar an Titanic Experience, agus d’fhoghlaimíodar conas a thógadh an Titanic, conas a bhí an saol dos na paisinéirí agus conas a bádh an bád. Chuadar chuig an bpictiúrlann comh maith. Ar an Máirt, chuadar chuig an Giants’ Causeway, Sráid Dark Hedges (ar a dhéanadh scannánaíocht ar Lord Of The Rings), agus chuadar ag babhláil comh maith. Ar an gCéadaoin, chuadar ag lámhach millíní péinte agus ansin chuadar ag snámh. Ar an Déardaoin chuadar ar thuras timpeall Béal Feirste faoi eachtraí na Trioblóidí agus chun na fallaí síochána a fheiscint, agus chuadar ag cairtíneacht. Bhí gach duine tuirseach ina dhiadh an turas ach bhain gach duine taitneamh as.
Gradaim na Scoile. Seachtain na ngradam a bhí ann, le Oíche na nGradam do Bhliain a Sé, atá ag fágaint na scoile; Oíche na nGradam don Idirbhliain, lena boinn Gaisce bronnadh orthu; agus gradaim spóirt éagsúla comh maith. Comhgairdeachas le gach duine.

Drama by Any Other Name

Each year since 2012, Scoil Mhuire, Ballincollig, has received a Creative Schools Award for excellence in arts education projects. These awards have been presented at ‘The Ark’ Children’s Cultural Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin. Previous project themes include the Titanic, Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills, Hamlet in formats such as film, newspaper and stage drama. This year, on May 16th, Fourth Class received an award for their 20 minute Promenade Theatre production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This involved students performing six scenes not on a stage but in six different locations (outdoors and indoors) around the school. The invited audiences began by following the actors as they performed the street fight scene in Verona in the Infants yard, then on to the Balcony Scene at the ramp outside the school hall , then on to the next three locations until all reached the final Crypt scene staged in the school poly tunnel. This Drama project was co-ordinated by Helen Ní Ailíosa. The second phase of this integrated arts project was co-ordinated by Fourth Class teacher, Margo Ní Shuilleabháin. It began with an examination of different kinds of photographs of the six scenes. This developed into the creation of six collaborative pictures, one of each scene, and coloured in soft pastels, which the students decided added a sense of ‘romance’ to the characters and action in that scene. This impressive Visual Arts display was exhibited at the Award Ceremony in ‘The Ark’. The distinguished classical pianist John O’ Connor presented the award and was charmed by Fourth Class student Valerie who, dressed as Juliet, presented him with a rose, quoting from the play ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’. According to Scoil Mhuire principal, Máiread Ní Mhurchú, ‘Our school has benefitted in multiple ways from its involvement in the Creative School Award initiative’. This Creative Schools Award is one of a number of initiatives hosted by the ACAE (Association for Arts and Creativity in Education) which directly promotes and nurtures creativity in the classroom.


Kilmurry Museum

Members of Independence Museum Kilmurry have embarked on a programme to promote this wonderful facility. They hope to highlight an object that features in the museum every month. During June, this be the famine pot that came from Soup House Cross, at the Canovee side of Kilmurry parish. Opening hours at the Museum are Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm.
Famine in Kilmurry. The Great Irish potato famine began in 1845 and due to further potato blights and poor growing weather, lasted until 1852. It had a catastrophic effect on the Irish population. Over 1 million people died and 1 million people were forced to emigrate to escape the Great Hunger. Kilmurry parish and its environs were no different to the rest of the country in this regard.
One of the symbols of the famine was the famine pot. The soup houses came into being after the 1847 Soup Kitchen Act. This was in response to the ongoing food crisis in Ireland and a growing unease among the public in Britain at the situation. Although it has to be said this concern was not shared by all in the British Government. These soup houses were set up by the relief committees, landlords and the Quakers, with 17,000 pints being handed out in West Cork on a daily basis in one month alone.
On January 13th 1847 Sir Augustus Warren presided at a meeting to set up soup depots in the parish of Kilmurry. Death and disease was rising sharply. Soup kitchens were set up at the Soup House Cross, Knockavullig, Forrest, Ministers Cross, Aherla, Shandangan, Kilmurry and Curraclough. The soup houses were 40 feet long by 30 feet wide, with a door at each end. The pot itself was in the centre and held 300 gallons of soup. 100 bowls with spoons provided. As soon as the soup was ready, a bell rang and the people shuffled in one door, ate their soup with one portion of bread and shuffled out the other door.
The following numbers give some idea of the scale of rations handed out in the parish of Kilmurry in 1847. These were on a daily basis ;Kilbonane 594, Moviddy now Crookstown 1,667, Canovee 640 and Kilmurry 2,645. These numbers add up to 5,546 rations being handed out in the parish alone. Sir Augustus Warren, in writing to the Famine relief Commission, summed up the situation: “Miserable as it is if indeed it can be called relief will lead to widespread starvation and death will have full liberty to move among its victims.”
The famine ended in 1852 but the population had been decimated. Figures from two townlands which bordered the Soup House Cross bear this out. Coolnasoon had fallen from 47 people to 22 and Mahallagh had gone from 271 to 66. Another townland in Kilmurry, Inchirahilly had fallen from 216 to 11

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Harry Murphy's family c.1910 on steps of Macroom Castle. Harry is boy standing furthest to the right. ©(Murphy Family collection).

Murphy’s Corner

Harry Murphy opened Murphy’s Pharmacy in Macroom in 1925 and it has become a landmark over the past 90 years. As it approaches its centenary, it continues to prosper under Harry’s son, Matt and grandchildren Henry and Eimear and the business now includes four pharmacies. During the past 92 years there have been many changes and the following account provides some information on the Murphy family’s history.
Born in 1900, Harry Murphy was son of Matthias Murphy and Mary Browne. Matthias was one of the ‘Jack Mattie’s’ who originally came from Stuake, Toonsbridge. They lived in what is now Dan Twomey’s drapery shop. Matthias became a Relieving Officer. He ‘married into’ Mary’s home, just across the road, which was a grocery shop cum public house, and is now part of the pharmacy. Harry was the 5th of 14 children. His siblings were Catherine (Katty), Mamie, John (Jack), Nance, Fr. Tom, Sheila, Eliza, Joseph, Eileen, Nuala, Matthias, Dr. Jerry and Fr. Ned . Mamie went to London and never married. She took her younger siblings under her wing, brought some of them to England, educated them and encouraged them to do well.
Jerry won county senior football medals with Macroom in 1926 and 1930. (They also won in1929 but lost to an objection!). The 1930 team was Denis ‘Muttie’ O'Brien (capt), Dan Dennehy, Matt Murphy, George McNamara, Jack Fitzgerald, Tim Murphy, C Foley, Patrick Murphy, Tommy Browne, Denis McSweeeney, J Murphy, J Warren, Dan Downey, John Cronin, Jerh. Murphy and J Twohig. Jerry also played senior inter-county for Cork. He was later a G.P. in Bantry, where his children, Matt and Mary Wickham, continue the medical tradition. All of Harry’s siblings were educated to third-level or the equivalent, an extraordinary achievement for the beginning of the 20th century. Eliza and Sheila qualified as pharmacists, unusual for women at that time.
From 1917 to 1921, Harry was an I.R.A. volunteer. The Macroom unit was under the command of Charlie Browne. In his book, ‘The Story of the 7th ‘, Charlie Browne mentioned that Harry was Battalion Quartermaster and at one point, was given command of the two town companies. Canon Barrett’s clever and sensitive handling of the situation following the Kilmichael Ambush probably prevented the burning of Macroom. As with many of those ‘active’ at the time, Harry spoke little about the struggle in after life. The signing of the Treaty spelled the end of his active service and he did not get involved in politics after that. Outside of business, he became a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society and was chairman for many years. His son, Dan, continues that tradition.
Educated in Rochestown, Harry played senior hurling with UCC. From 1921 he trained as a pharmacist in Stoneybatter, Dublin. He had spent time as a ‘chemist’s assistant’ with Miss Brennan, Pharmacist, South Square; – the once pharmacy is now a bookie shop. Qualification at that time was through the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Having completed his training, Harry opened the pharmacy in 1925 and it continues to prosper. Interestingly, Tim Kerins also opened his pharmacy at roughly the same time. Over the years, Harry acquired the corner house, which now forms Murphy’s Corner, from Miss Horgan, aunt of St. Aubyn Francis Horgan, Firville.
In 1945 Harry married Carmel O’Sullivan, Carrigadrohid. Carmel was a qualified chemist’s assistant and had come to work in the pharmacy. Her parents were Dan O’Sullivan and Julia Cahill, Castle Cottage, and they had a Guest House. Dan had been an R.I.C officer. Harry and Carmel had six children: Mary, Matt, Dan, John, Sheila and Catherine. Carmel was an exceptionally kind person and I recall getting a present of an autograph book from her as I wanted Brendan O’Reilly’s signature – he was a sportsman and TV presenter, and something of a superstar of the time. Her brother was the late Denis O’Sullivan, Professor of Medicine and Dean of the Medical Faculty in U.C.C.

By Con Kelleher. To be continued.

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The wedding party of Harry Murphy and Carmel O’Sullivan in 1945 © (Murphy Family collection).

Store of Memories

Johnny Timmy Johnny’s store in Inchigeela is enjoying a new lease of life as it revives memories of times past for visitors each weekend. From the first quarter of the 20th century and for more than a hundred years, the semi-circular, galvanized iron structure sold everything from paraffin oil to corsets, from bacon to liquid paraffin and Epsom’s salts and much in between. It was a place to hear the news, have a game of cards and Dora O’Sullivan, wife of the original owner, was the local midwife and delivered most of the local babies. Her husband, Timmy, also ran a dance hall, the Lake Hotel and had a lorry and used it to transport animals, goods, turf and people as required.
The store-museum takes visitors on a trip down memory lane as they see some of the fittings of a country shop – the Avery scales that weighed out pounds of tea from the tin-foil lined tea-chest; the large drum from which paraffin oil was sold for kitchen lamps; shop documents and farm implements and a host of medications. Many wonderful photographs remind us of simpler times and a video interview with Bridie O’Sullivan Hartnett, Timmy and Dora’s daughter, deals with the nitty gritty of shopkeeping and hygiene in times past.
Chef and tour guide, Dorothy O’Sullivan Uí Thuama is main instigator of the re-opening of Johnny Timmy Johnny’s, albeit on a part-time schedule. She appreciates how important it is to preserve our heritage and make it available to interested parties. She also wishes to promote local products and, to this end, she has devised the Lee Valley Taste Trail. She offers guided tours for small groups, with the opportunity to meet Don Corkleone at Johnny Lynch’s buffalo farm and cheese production business at Toonsbridge; Don O’Leary at the craft brewery in Ballyvourney and Donal Creedon at Macroom Oatmeal! More information to be found on Lee Valley Taste Trails website. The Store of Memories has a very interesting Facebook page.
Celebrity chef, Denis Cotter, of Cotter’s Printers, Macroom and Cafe Paradiso, Cork, who has strong Inchigeela connections, performed the official opening of the Store of Memories Museum and launched the Lee Valley Taste Trail at a pleasant function recently.

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Pádraig Ó Tuama at the Store of Memories, Inchigeela, with German visitors, Ute and Joachim Schietsch © Lee Valley Outlook


‘My Name is Leon’ by Kit de Waal
A brother chosen, a brother left behind. Leon is 9 and has a baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen who has fuzzy red hair like a halo and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, they are threatening to take Jake away because Jake is white and Leon is not.
This is a story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss and of the fierce bond between siblings.
Available at Fitz-Gerald’s Bookshop €10.50


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Céimniú ag Naíonra Bhéal Átha'n Ghaothraidh ©An Scoil

Ten Tips for Selling Agricultural Land

1. Check where your title deeds are located in advance of securing a purchaser to avoid delays. They may be with your Solicitor or, if your property is mortgaged, they are usually retained by your Financial Institution. If you are in negative equity, you will need written consent from your Bank to the sale. This usually takes months so it is prudent to apply for this immediately.

2. Providing clean title is extremely important. If issues are identified early on, it is easier to explore potential solutions. Instruct your Solicitor to review your title deeds as soon as possible to ensure that there are no defects with the title. When you are aware of inadequate title at an early stage, then there is time to rectify any problems so that a potential sale will not be delayed or lost.

3. Ensure that you furnish your Solicitor with all planning documentation for all buildings passing with the land. If you do not have copies, you can obtain same from your Local Authority. If the buildings were constructed prior to 1964, it is not necessary to furnish planning documentation. It the buildings were constructed after 1964 then it will be necessary to furnish the purchaser with Certificates of Compliance and Planning Permission and Building Regulations, if applicable, as evidence that the buildings are in compliance with same. If buildings are exempt from Planning and Building Regulations, a competent engineer will need to certify same. If there is a building constructed on your property that does not have the benefit of planning permission or is not exempt, then it will be necessary to instruct your engineer to lodge an application for Retention Planning Permission. An application for Retention Planning Permission can take at least three months to finalise from the date it is lodged. Furnish all planning permission documentation in your possession to your Solicitor and he or she will review the paperwork and advise you accordingly.
4. Ensure that the map is correct and accurately reflects the property being sold.

5. Consult with your accountant or tax consultant in advance of selling to ensure that you are aware of any potential Capital Gains Tax liability. It is a good way to avoid a last minute surprise

6. If you access the property through a right of way, check that your right of way is registered. The presence of a right of way that is not registered can delay a mortgage, sale or gift of all or part of the property for the benefit of which the right of way is claimed.

7. If you have a tenant on your property, ensure that you serve them with a valid notice of termination of tenancy and afford them sufficient time, as per their legal entitlements, to vacate the property.

8. Be sure that you are ready emotionally to sell your agricultural land. Will the memory of your father be violated? Does your son or grandson expect to receive the land? These are real issues I deal with everyday and I suggest you examine these matters before going to market. It takes honest communication with both yourself and family members, but my experience is that emotional conflict will derail your intention to sell every time.

9. Get an independent market valuation of the value of your land. Too often, landowners’ opinion of the value of land is based on coffee shop talk or what a neighbour received for their land. It is almost impossible to be impartial about the value of your land. Speak with an auctioneer and get some facts that you can work with. It is a small price to pay for confidence when the time comes for hard decisions.

10. Be sure that all owners are committed. Talk to your family. Ensure everyone is behind the decision. Sometimes several family members have the say so in the decision to sell land.

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.

Always Have a Dream

Forget about the days when it's been cloudy, but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated, but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about the mistakes that you can't change now, but don't forget the lessons.
Forget about the misfortunes you've encountered, but don't forget the times your luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely, but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right, but don't forget to always have a dream.

Thoughts for the Day

1. The harder you work, the luckier you get.
2. Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks.
3. Don’t burden yourself with anger for your enemies. Forgive them. That’ll make them really angry.
4. It’s not how far you fall but how high you bounce
5. Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
6. An té nach mbíonn láidir, ní foláir dó bheith glic.
7. Ní thagann ciall roimh aois.
8. Is fearr rith maith ná droch-sheasamh.

Sports Mad

G.A.A. Cork County Championships 2017

Senior Football Championship

2 Mid Cork teams: Muskerry and Ballincollig
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Douglas v Carbery Rangers
Castlehaven v Carbery
Nemo Rangers v Bishopstown,
Avondhu v UCC
BALLINCOLLIG 1-10 Valley Rovers 2-15
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 0-17 St Nicks 0-10
Carrigaline v Beara
Round Three: (2A losers v 2B winners)
Round Four: 2A winners and Round 3 winners
Valley Rovers
Ballincollig 1 – 10 Valley Rovers 2 – 15
An understrength Ballincollig side had to give best to rampant Valley Rovers at Cloughduv and so are now in the third round while the Valleys move into Round 4. Ballincollig were without midfielder Ciarán O’Sullivan and the wily attacker All Ireland winner Johnny Miskella and their absence was felt. Another All Ireland medallist, Pa Kelly was the star of the Ballincollig team, scored a goal after only two minutes and gave an outstanding performance, unfortunately not matched by that of his colleagues on this occasion.
Despite the marvellous start Ballincollig, unbeaten in the top division of the county league after six games, were on the back foot for the rest of the first half and were led by 1-7 to 1-4 at the break. It could even have been worse as the Valleys were twice denied goals in the dying seconds of the half. In the second half, Ballincollig got the deficit down to a point before Valleys went three up againjh. Another brace for Ballincollig reduced the margin back to a single point, 1-9 to 1-8 before the Inishannon side had two points, followed by a goal in the 55th minute to go 2-11 to 1-8 clear and on the high road to victory. Valley Rovers finished in style, and piled on the scores as Ballincollig saw their hopes of victory melt away.
Ballincollig scorers: P Kelly 1-3, S Kiely 0-2, C Dorgan 0-1(f), I Copughlan 0-1 (f), r Noonan, E O’Reilly and D Kierstein 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons: Shane Murphy, Liam Jennings, Eoin Hegarty: Colin Moore, Noel Galvin, Cian Kiely: Seán Kiely, Peter O’Neill: Kevin Browne, Patrick Kelly, Eoin O’Reilly, R. Noonan, Cian Dorgan, Ian Coughlan. Sub. Dylan Kierstein.

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Macroom Premier Intermediate Football team who played Newmarket in Millstreet ©Con Kelleher

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

6 Mid Cork teams: Ballinora, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Macroom, Naomh Abán.
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
MACROOM 0-10 Newmarket 1-14
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
Round 3: MACROOM
Round 4: Newmarket
Newmarket 1 – 14 Macroom 0 – 10
Macroom were comprehensively defeated by Newmarket at Millstreet in the 2A round of the county Premier intermediate football championship and now have one last chance to survive with a third round game. The Duhallow side were by far the better team, led from start to finish and were comfortably in control all through. Macroom were without their most important player, Fintan Goold, who got a red card in the opening round, conceded a goal in the 18th minute which helped Newmarket to a 1-7 to 0-3 interval lead and then failed to avail of a penalty award three minutes into the second half which might have sparked a rally. Six of their points came in the final quarter when the outcome was already certain.
Newmarket opened well and had four points on the board in less than nine minutes and had added another before Macroom at last opened their account in the 13th minute through Alan Quinn, one of the few Macroom forwards to show any form in the first half. Barry O’Connor had a point in reply, David Cotter scored an excellent point for Macroom in the 16th minute. Macroom then conceded the only goal of the game and it was a bad blow to their chances. As Kevin O’Sullivan, the Newmarket full forward, blasted past Declan Kiely in the Macroom goal from very close range. Points were exchanged between Daniel Culloty and Macroom’s David Goold before the break and leading by 1-7 to 0-3 at that stage, Newmarket looked to be in a good position, though they would be facing the wind in the second half.
Macroom introduced forwards Blake O’Gorman and Mark Corrigan at half time and a late and heavy tackle on O’Gorman in the 32nd minute earned Macroom a penalty and a yellow card for the defender. David Goold’s penalty kick was well struck but the goalkeeper dived the right way and made a fine block before the ball was cleared to safety. Young O’Gorman, just returned to action from injury, was forced off with concussion almost immediately, Newmarket kicked over four points with only a Pa Lucey point for Macroom in reply and leading by 1-11 to 0-4 at the three quarter stage, it was evident that Newmarket would prevail. Macroom did outscore their rivals by six points to three in the last quarter, Patrick Lucey the scorer of all the Mid Cork side’s points, five from frees, but there was never any threat to Newmarket’s dominance and the final whistle was welcomed by all sides.
Macroom will not have happy memories of this game and they know that with or without Fintan Goold, they must improve on this level of performance.
Scorers: Macroom: P Lucey 0-7 (0-5f), A Quinn, D Cotter and D Goold 0-1 each.
Macroom: Declan Kiely; Kevin O’Dwyer, Rory Buckley, Martin O’Donnell: Michael Cronin, Michael Cahill, David Cotter: David Goold, David Horgan: Ger Angland, Sean Kiely, Alan Quinn: Olan Murphy, Patrick Lucey, Conor O’Sullivan. Subs; Blake O’Gorman and Mark Corrigan for M Cahill and O Murphy, both h/t, Don Creedon for O’Gorman inj. 35, Ciarán Murphy for Horgan 43, Olan O’Mahony for Angland 51.

Intermediate Football Championship

2 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra
Round 2A (Winners of Round 1)
Clonakilty 1-10 CILL na MARTRA 0-17
St Finbarrs 2-13 AGHABULLOGUE 1-3
Rockchapel v Kanturk
Glenville 0-11 Kildorrery 1-12
Glanworth v Millstreet
Round 2B (Losers of Round 1)
Carrigaline 1-13 Gabriel Rangers 5-15
Ballydesmond v Youghal
Adrigole v Mitchelstown
Kinsale v Glanmire
Douglas v Mayfield
Round 3:
Clonakilty, Aghabullogue, Glenville, Gabriel Rangers,
Round 4: Cill na Martra, St Finbarrs, Kildorrery
Cill na Martra 0 - 17 Clonakilty 1 – 10
The final scoreline at Castletownkinneagh would seem to indicate a fairly close encounter but in reality Cill na Martra were in control for most of the proceedings but left themselves vulnerable at the end when Clonakilty scored a late goal to cause unnecessary anxiety. Mike Ó Deasúna was star of the show for the winners scoring 0-11 in total, 0-7 from frees and giving a fine overall display at centrefield along with Seán Ó Céilleachair.
Cill na Martra faced the strong wind in the first half but led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the interval. Shane Ó Duinnín, Dan Ó Duinnín and Noel Ó Laoire were in great form in attack and with Mike Ó Deasúna on top at midfield they were looking likely winners at the break. Cill na Martra increased their lead with a further five points on the resumption to go eight points clear and inevitably eased up allowing a plucky Clon side to get a couple of points and remain competitive. A late Clon goal from their main threat in attack Liam Cahill, left only four points between the teams and rre-energised the West Cork side but Cill na Martra rode out the temporary storm and eased into the fourth round.
Cill na Martra scorers: M Ó Deasúna 0-11 (0-7f), S Ó Duinnín 0-2, D ÓDuinnín, M Ó Duinnin, N Ó Laoire and S Ó Céilleachair 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: James Aynsley: Daire MacLochlainn, Graham Ó Mocháin, Antóin Ó Cuana: Gearóid Ó Goilí, Danní Ó Conaill, Eoin Ó Loinsuigh: Seán Ó Céilleachair, Mike Ó Deasúna: Martín Ó Conchuir, Maidhchí Ó Duinnín, Colm Ó Laoire: Shane Ó Duinnín, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Dan Ó Duinnin. Fear Ionaid: Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe h/t.
Aghabullogue 1 – 3 St Finbarrs 2 – 13
Aghabullogue footballers, unbeaten to date in the county league with six straight victories to their credit in Division Three and a championship first round win over Youghal, would have had reasonable hopes of victory facing the ‘Barrs second string at Brinny but things did not go their way at all and the city side finished up with an unexpectedly easy victory. The St Finbarrs goalkeeper Declan Murphy distinguished himself in the first half with an outstanding save from Mark Long in the opening minutes and then saved from a Mathew Bradley penalty early in the second quarter when Aghabullogue were in dire need of a lift. St Finbarrs had their first goal in the 14th minute to add to their five points and Aghabullogue were still scoreless after the penalty miss folowiong a foul on Stephen Dennehy. Two further points left the ‘Barrs sitting pretty but Aghabulloghue did stage a late first half rally with David Thompson scoring a goal from the penalty spot after a foul on Bradley and adding a point to leave the Mid Cork side 1-7 to 1-1 in arrears at the break. It was all one way traffic in the second half with the ‘Barrs in cruise control and adding the scores to reward their attractive play. Aghabullogue will be hoping for an improved performance in the third round.
Scorers for Aghabullogue: D Thompson 1-1 (1-0 pen.), Evan O’Sullivan 0-2.
Aghabullogue: John Buckley: Alan Hogan, Dannhi Merrick, Donal Twomey: Jerome Corkery, Ryan Dennehy, Mark Long: Seán O’Sullivan, Billy Casey; Miceál Twomey, Evan O’Sullivan, Mathew Bradley; David Thompson, Stephen Dennehy, John Corkery. Sub: Patrick Finnegan 37.

County U21A Football Championship

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 2-20 Bishopstown 5-7
(F) St Finbarr's 2-8 Douglas 2-11
(G) Castlehaven 0-11 Valley Rovers 1-14
(H) Aghada v KILMURRY
Quarter-Finals: A v B, C v D, Beara v Douglas, Valley Rovers v H
U21B Football Championship Draw
(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 Naomh Abán

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 1-20 Newtownshandrum 1-18
(C) Killeagh 1-10 Erins Own 1-14
(D) Bishopstown 0-12 Imokilly 2-26
(E) Ballymartle 1-17 St Finbarrs 0-11
(F) Glen Rovers 1-11 Sarsfields 1-16
(G) CIT 0-22 Douglas 0-20
(H) Duhallow 0-22 Youghal 2-10
(I) Blackrock 2-14 Bandon 1-15 aet.
(J) UCC 4 -22 Carrigdhoun 0-11
(K) Ballyhea 3-14 Newcestown 1-20 draw aet
Newcestown1-15 Ballyhea 0-12 replay
(L) Carrigtwohill 0-9 Midleton 2-14
Round 2A (WINNERS from Round 1)
Midleton v Érin’s Ówn
Carbery v Na Piarsaigh
Imokilly 1-26 UCC 3-10
Blackrock v Ballymartle
CIT v Newcestown,
Duhallow 2-13 Sarsfields 3-22
Round 2B (LOSERS from Round 1& Preliminary Round)
Bride Rovers v Avondhu
MUSKERRY v Carrigdhoun
Carrigtwohill v Bandon,
Bishopstown v Ballyhea
Newtownshandrum v Youghal
Killeagh v Douglas
Glen Rovers v St Finbarrs
Round 3: UCC, Duhallow
Round 4: Imokilly, Sarsfields
UCC hurlers were well beaten by Imokilly at Riverstown. The East Cork division were in front at the break by two points after a very tight first half but pushed on early in the second half for an eventual easy victory. Darragh Holmes of Ballinora was corner forward for College and struck over two points in the first quarter. Cork wing back Mark Coleman of Blarney did not line out with the college team.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

2 Mid Cork teams: Blarney and Inniscarra
Round 1
(A) Ballinhassig 2-15 INNISCARRA 1-14
(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 v Carrigaline
BLARNEY v Mallow
Charleville v Kanturk
Kilworth v Cloyne
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1)
INNISCARRA v Valley Rovers
Watergrasshill v Courceys
Fr O’Neills v Castlelyons
Fermoy v Tracton
Inniscarra 1 – 14 Ballinhassig 2 – 15
Defeat for Inniscarra at Ovens now leaves them facing the challenge of Valley Rovers in the 2B round (‘the last chance saloon’). Inniscarra had a good first half and led by a point at the break, 1-8 to 1-7, the goal coming from the stick of Seán O’Donoghue after blistering run. The loss of fullback Kevin Bourke at half time to injury was a blow to Inniscarra but they did start the second half well with points from O’Donoghue and Aidan O’Mahony to go three clear. Ballinhassig rallied and a point was followed by a 37th minute goal which brought them back into strong contention and they were level at 2-10 to 1-13 after 41 minutes. After an exchange of points Inniscarra goalkeeper John O’Keeffe saved a penalty in the 46th minute but O’Keeffe could do nothing about a close range free two minutes later which finished in the net. Three times Inniscarra points, from Dan O’Connell, Seán O’Donoghue and Tomás O’Connor, narrowed the deficit to two and Ballinhassig held a two point lead as the game went into injury time but then the winners added two more points for a four point winning margin after an outstanding contest.
Inniscarra scorers: A O’Mahony 0-6 (frees), S O’Donoghue 1-2, T O’Connor and D O’Connell 0-2 each, C Buckley, S Dornan 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: John O’Keeffe: John O’Callaghan, Kevin Burke, Cathal Griffin: Stephen Olden, Ger Bourke, Andrew McCarthy; Tomás O’Connor, Seán O’Donoghue: Stephen Dornan, Kieran Rice, Conor Buckley: Aidan O’Mahony, Colm Casey, Dan O’Connell. Sub; John O’Brien h/t.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

6 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra 2nds.
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Barryroe 1-9 Kilbrittain 2-16
Sarsfields v Aghada
Blackrock 0-14 ÉIRE ÓG 0-12
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 4-22 Carrigaline 1-14
Meelin - a bye
Round 3:
Barryroe, Éire Óg, Ballinhassig
Round 4:
Kilbrittain, Blackrock
Blackrock 0-14 Éire Óg 0-12
Éire Óg after their two recent wins over Kildorrery and Meelin were in good heart facing the Rockies second team at Ballygarvan but the city side had a surprise in store for the Muskerry men and two injury time points gave them victory after an exciting tie. Éire Óg will have a last chance in Round 3 and will be hoping for a return to the better form of earlier rounds.
Blackrock led early on after two goal chances for the Ovens men went a begging but the accuracy of Kevin Hallissey from placed balls, including three points from sideline cuts, helped Éire Óg to a 0-8 to 0-6 interval lead. The third quarter was very even with both sides exchanging points and in the 45th minute Dylan Desmond in the Éire Óg goal saved a penalty, struck by the Blackrock goalkeeper Gavin Connolly, to keep his side in front. Blackrock were battling well however and three points in a row gave them the lead but Daniel O’Connor’s 59th minute point brought Éire Óg level once again. From the puck out Blackrock were awarded a free which their goalkeeper hit confidently over the bar and they added another before the final whistle.
Éire Óg scorers: K Hallissey 0-6 (0-3 sideline, 0-3f), J Dineen 0-2, D O’Connor 0-2, P McDonagh 0-1, E O’Shea 0-1.
Éire Óg; Dylan Desmond: Aidan O’Connor, John Kelleher, Paul Kirwan: Liam Murphy, Dermot O’Herlihy, Fionn O’Rourke: Dan O’Connor, John Dineen: Kevin Hallissey, Alan O’Mahony, Paul McDonagh: Keith O’Riordan, Daniel Goulding, Eoin O’Shea.

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 Colman’s 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 Senior Football Quarter final

Cork 1-12 Waterford 1-11
Cork survived a major scare from Waterford to scrape through to a Munster semi-final meeting with Tipperary. Waterford trailed 1-4 to 0-4 at the break, but Gavin Crotty punished a Ryan Price mistake with a well-taken goal after two missed goal chances by Cork, Paul Kerrigan and Colm O’Neill both shooting wide from close range after being set up beautifully by Peter Kelleher.
Waterford were 1-8 to 1-7 in front with ten minutes to go and a shock looked on the cards. The sides were level as the game went into seven minutes of injury time and points from Colm O’Neill (free) and Paul Kerrigan were the crucial scores to see the visitors past a stubborn and well-organised Waterford. Cork certainly were lucky to win this one.
Cork: P Kerrigan (1-3); D O’Connor (0-1 free), J O’Rourke (0-3 each); J Loughrey, C O’Neill (0-1 free), M Collins (0-1 each).
Cork: K O’Halloran; K Crowley, M Shields, J O’Sullivan; T Clancy, J Loughrey, S Cronin; A Walsh, R Deane; K O’Driscoll, M Collins, J O’Rourke; C O’Neill, Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), P Kerrigan.
Subs: A O’Connor 10 mins, D O’Connor 45; I Maguire 49; S Powter 52; G Murphy 64, B O’Driscoll 67.

Cork loses to Waterford in Munster Senior Championship

Waterford 3-11 Cork 1-11
Waterford defeated Cork in this round of the Munster Ladies Senior Football Championship. All-Ireland champions, Cork, started with just six of last year’s final squad and were beaten by a better team on the day. Time moves on and Lee Valley stars, Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery and Rhona Ní Bhuachalla were remarkable in their absence. Waterford, not very serious contenders previously, have already beaten Kerry, Cork’s next opponents if they are to remain in the race for the Munster championship title.
Waterford started strongly, scoring a goal and a point in the first three minutes, while it took Cork 10 minutes to get three points in a row, courtesy of captain, Brid O’Sullivan, Libby Coppinger and Aine O’Sullivan. Waterford responded, scoring 1-3 to extend their lead, making it 2-4 to 0-3 with 20 minutes gone. The sides traded goals to make it 2-6 to 1-3 at half time. Aine O’Sullivan had the first score of the second half but Waterford again responded in style. Cork came back with two from Scally and three from Finn to make it 1-9 to 2-10, with 10 minutes to go. Waterford’s third goal left it game over for the Rebels. They now face Kerry in a must-win game in two weeks time.
Cork scorers: A O’Sullivan 1-2, O Finn 0-3 (1f), J O’Shea, E Scally 0-2 each, L Coppinger, B O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
Cork: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, R Phelan, E Spillane; M Duggan, B Stack, S Kelly; N Cotter, J O’Shea; L Coppinger, B O’Sullivan, A Hutchings; E Scally, A O’Sullivan, O Finn.
Subs: A Barrett for R Phelan, A Walsh for L Coppinger, M O’Callaghan for N Cotter, S Moore for B O’Sullivan, N Cotter for S Moore (inj).
Ref: Seamus Mulvihill, Kerry.

Munster Junior Football Semi Final

Cork 3-21 Waterford 0-9
A powerful second-half showing propelled Cork into the Munster junior football final as they blitzed Waterford for a 21-point semi-final success. Cork led by 1-6 to 0-5 at the interval and cut loose in the second-half, fielding five players who were part of last year’s Rebels squad that reached the All-Ireland U21 final.
Cork scorers: Eoghan Buckley 1-5 (0-2f), Seamus Hickey 1-3, Anthony O’Connor 0-5 (0-2f), Ryan Harkin, Roy Downey 0-3 each, John Cronin 1-0, Killian O’Hanlon 0-2
Cork: Anthony Casey: Kieran Histon (Cobh), Peter Murphy (Bandon), Paraic Clancy (Fermoy): Darren O’Regan (St Vincents), Bart Daly (Newmarket), 7. John Cronin (Lisgoold): Micheal Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán), Ronan O’Toole (Eire Óg): Ryan Harkin (Mallow), Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), Don O’Driscoll (Clann na nGael): Eoghan Buckley (St Michael’s), Seamus Hickey (Rockchapel), Anthony O’Connor (Knocknagree). Subs: Sean T O’Sullivan (Garnish), Roy Downey (Delaneys), Diarmuid Colfer (Glanworth), Lorcan O’Neill (Kanturk), Mark Healy (Kanturk), David O’Neill (Mayfield).

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. 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.
Round 2: Clondrohid v Blarney
Kilmichael v Inniscarra
Canovee v Dripsey
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh a bye (or Béal Átha v Clondrohid if Clondrohid lose to Blarney)

MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Cloughduv 5 – 29 Ballincollig 1 - 4
B Donoughmore v Kilmichael
C Ballinora 1 - 17 Éire Óg 1 – 9
D Iveleary 3 – 12 Blarney 3 - 10
E Gleann na Laoi a bye
Round 2
Gleann na Laoi v Blarney
Éire Óg v Loser of B
Ballincollig - a bye (OR Ballincollig v Gleann, IF Gleann lose to Blarney)
All but one of the first round games in the MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior A Hurling championship have now been decided and reigning champions Ballinora, 2015 winners Cloughduv and surprise packet Iveleary are through to the third round.
In the Round 2 games for first round losers, Gleann na Laoi (who received a 1st round bye) meet Blarney, Éire Óg face the losers of the Donoughmore/Kilmichael first round game, Ballincollig receive a bye (unless Gleann na Laoi lose to Blarney in which case Gleann will face the Ballincollig men for the right to advance.
Cloughduv 2 – 29 Ballincollig 1 – 4
Cloughduv, deposed last year by Ballinora, gave a simply superb display in shrugging off the challenge of Ballincollig in the opening round of the MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior A Hurling championship at a damp Blarney. Ballincollig, with a strong team on duty, went into this game fully confident that they could give Cloughduv a strong challenge but they were simply annihilated by the fitness, skill, scoring power and the unwavering focus of the winners who have now already established themselves as strong favourites to regain their divisional title, last held in 2015.
The contribution of the Cloughduv full forward line, all young fine hurlers, to the victory was massive. Oghan Clifford finished up with a personal tally of 3-5 before being rested at the three quarter stage, Joe Ryan at full forward managed to contribute 1-4 from play and Mark Verling finished with a tally of 1-9 which included 0-6 from placed balls.
The Cloughduv defence gave the Ballincollig attack no scope at all to show their undoubted abilities. Liam Long was in constant motion at midfield, Liam Kelleher fired over five points in a row from wing forward and all in all it was hard to find any serious weakness in this Cloughduv side.
Oghan Clifford had three first half goal to help his side to a 3-14 to 0-2 interval lead. Mark Verling’s goal in the 38th minute made it 4-17 to 0-2 but Ballincollig got some reward for their efforts with a fine goal from Shane O’Sullivan, set up by a Peter O’Neill run in the 40th minute. Back came Cloughduv with a goal from a Joe Ryan ground stroke four minutes later and after Liam Kelleher had fired over his five points it was 5-24 to 1-4 with under ten minutes remaining, Eoin Hegarty and Dan Murphy scoring for the hapless Ballincollig men. Ballincollig were relieved to hear the final whistle.
Scorers: Cloughduv: O Clifford 3-5, M Verling 1-9 (0-5f, 0-1 ‘65’), J Ryan 1-4, L Kelleher 0-6, L Long 0-2, K BarryMurphy, S O’Connor and K Walsh 0-1 each. Ballincollig: S O’Sullivan 1-0, E Hegarty 0-2 (f), E Ryle and D Murphy 0-1each.
Cloughduv: Patrick Buckley: James Moynihan, Paul O’Sullivan, James McCarthy; Andrew Cronin, Aidan Ahern, Aidan Murphy: Kevin BarryMurphy, Liam Long: Seán O’Connor, Brian Ahern, Liam Kelleher: Mark Verling, Joe Ryan, Oghan Clifford. Subs: Donal Corkery 40, Kevin Walsh 45.
Ballincollig: David Kenny: Eoin Cormican, Brian Cotter, Mark Prendergast: Brian O’Halloran, Diarmuid McDonnell, Kevin O’Sullivan: Chris Collins, Shane Murphy: Niall Allen, Eoin Hegarty, Peter O’Neill: Shane O’Sullivan, Emmet Ryle, Mark Bowen. Subs: Brian Glavin and Karl Walsh, both half time, Dan Murphy 50.
Referee: Mr Joe Larkin, Ballinora.
Iveleary 3 – 12 Blarney 3 – 10
Iveleary had a surprise in store for Blarney, last year’s beaten finalists, when the sides clashed in the opening round of the Mid Cork junior hurling championship at Cloughduv. Iveleary had prepared well for the contest and were never led. Midfielder James O’Leary gave an outstanding display scoring 0-9, 0-6 from long range frees, and fellow free taker Darren Kelly made a significant contribution with two goals from penalty awards.
Iveleary, wind assisted, led by 0-5 to 0-1 at the end of the opening quarter, James O’Leary on target from frees, Ray O’Donovan replying for Blarney, and they continued to force the pace. However, they were rocked by a Blarney goal in the 24th minute when Michael John Shine was on hand to finish to the Iveleary net and which left the score at 0-8 to 1-4. The remaining minutes of the half featured two major incidents; Daren Kelly fired home an Iveleary goal from a penalty after a foul on John O’Callaghan and then the dismissal of a Blarney defender after a late challenge on Kelly, followed immediately after. Iveleary led by 1-10 to 1-4 at the break.
Blarney came out fighting in the second half and were encouraged by two early points from Daniel Good and Shine but then Iveleary struck for a second goal, this one from the stick of David Dineen in the 40th minute. Back came Blarney with two points followed by a goal from Vince O’Mahony in the 47thminute which left only three points between the teams, 2-11 to 2-8 now the score. The outcome was decided in the following minutes when an Iveleary point was followed by a second goal from the penalty spot, Darren Kelly again the scorer with a bullet like drive after a foul on Liam Kearney. Blarney never gave up but the gap now was too wide and a goal from Danny Whyte deep in injury time came too late to rescue the day.
Iveleary move on, Blarney will hope they can avail of their second chance when they face their neighbours, Gleann na Laoi, in Round Two.
Iveleary: Eamonn Creedon: Anthony McSweeney, Barry Murphy, Ger O’Riordan: Kevin Manning, Daniel O’Riordan, Finbarr McSweeney Jr.: Finbarr McSsweeney Snr., James M O’Leary: Ger McSweeney, Cathal Vaughan, Ger McSweeney, P J McNulty: David Dineen, John O’Callaghan, Darren Kelly. Subs: Liam Kearney, Barry O’Leary, James O’Donovan, Shane Galvin.
Blarney: Richard O'Shea: Stephen O'Brien, Daniel Cronin, Brian Walsh: Vince O'Mahony, John Barrett, Sean McSweeney: Ray O'Donovan, Michael John Shine: John Daniel Good, Craig Sykes, Eoin Mullane: Brian Jordan, Ciarán Buckley, Danny Whyte. Subs: Cathal Hegarty, Brian Harrington and Eugene McCarthy.
Referee: Mr Liam Barry, Ballincollig.

Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta

Cill na Martra 1-12 Naomh Conaill 0-14
Reigning Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Senior football champions Naomh Conaill bowed out of the 2017 competition after a 1-12 to 0-14 semi final loss to Cill na Martra in Tourmakeady, Co Mayo. Cill na Martra held a large share of possession in the opening half, but just led by a point at the break on a 0-8 to 0-7 scoreline, having scored the final three points of the half. Shane Ó Duinnín, Micheál Ó Deasúna, Noel Ó Laoire, Sean Ó Ceilleachair, Danny Ó Conaill were prominent for the very hard working Gaeltacht Mhuscraí men. Cill na Martra began the second half brightly with a Fionnbarra Ó hÉaluithe goal, and while they moved 1-10 to 0-8 ahead, Naomh Conaill never gave up. In wet conditions, Naomh Conaill set off on a trademark comeback and held the Cork side to just two further scores, but in the end it wasn’t enough. They cut the gap to the minimum with five and a half minutes remaining, but despite eight minutes of injury-time Cill na Martra held out in heroic fashion to reach their first ever decider. The late loss of outstanding goalkeeper James Aynsley to a leg injury was the only cloud after this superb performance.
Craobh Cluiche an Comórtais.
An Ghaeltacht, Ciarraí 4-18 Cill na Martra, Corcaigh 1-11
An Gaeltacht proved too strong for Cill na Martra in the Comórtas senior final. The score was 0-5 to 0-3 after the opening quarter with the Muskerry side staying in touch with their West Kerry opponents but late in the second quarter Gaeltacht went 9-4 clear and in the final minutes before the interval Cill na Martra suffered two body blows from which there was to be no recovery when they conceded two goals within the space of a minute. Cill na Martra were being led by 2-9 to 0-5 at the break and had also been reduced to fourteen men, losing a forward to a red card for a neck-high challenge.
Cill na Martra battled against the odds all through the second half and after Mike Ó Deasúna had pointed two frees their spirited play was rewarded with a smashing goal from Shane Ó Duinnín in the 44th minute, a score set up by the enterprising play of Dan Ó Duinnín. An Gaeltacht were not letting up however and their scores kept rising but in fairness to 14-man Cill na Martra they never gave up and they will benefit enormously from the experience of reaching their first final in this competition when they return to their domestic championship in Cork.
Scorers for Cill na Martra: M Desmond (0-6, 6fs); S Ó Duinnín (1-1); S Ó Ceilleachair (0-2); D Ó Duinnín (0-1).
Cill na Martra: A Ó Conaill; S Ó Loinsigh, G Ó Mocháin, Daire Mac Lochlainn; S Ó Ceilleachair, D Ó Conaill, C Ó Laoire; G Ó Goillí, F Ó hÉalaithe; M Ó Conchúir, M Ó Deasúna, M Ó Duinnín; D Ó Duinnín, N O’Leary , S Ó Duinnín.
Subs: D Mac Cárthaigh for M Ó Duinnín (30); P Ó Criodáin for S Ó Loinsigh (35), D Ó Laoire for F Ó hÉalaithe (40); D Ó hÚrdáil for M Ó Conchúir (46); M Ó Goillí for D Mac Lochlainn (46), G Ó Faoláin for D Ó Duinnín (50).

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James Hickey of JH Kitchens and Bedrooms presenting a set of jerseys to Laochra Óg Camogie/© Nóra Ní Luasa

Laochra Óg

Under 12 Laochra Óg Camogie team won against Bandon in their first league game. Thanks to team Sponsors Colm O’Sullivan and Macroom Tidy Towns. The girls from Clondrohid NS played Ballygarvan in the Camogie final at Páirc Uí Rinn but were defeated. U10 boys lost to Kilmichael in the league. Thanks to our sponsor Folláin and to all parents who supported us. Well done to our U8 girls who played a very sporting Millstreet team. Despite the rain our girls showed great skill and team spirit and their extra training from Paddy Corkery came into play. Thanks to sponsor Mulcahy Insurances .
U14 league Laochra Óg 6-6 Crosshaven 4-5
Our good league form continued with a third consecutive win in the league campaign. Half time score 3-3 to 2-3. On the resumption Laochra Óg found another gear and worked up a few decisive scores and held that lead till the end. Thanks to sponsor Macroom Opticians.
U13 girls played Blarney. scoring 4_05 and still coming up short against a very good Blarney team. Lucy O Connor starred as full forward scoring a hat trick of goals with Caoimhe Murphy putting over some great frees. Mary Ellen, Áine and Róisín were all excellent in midfield. Well done to our u10 camogie team who took part in the go game blitz in Coachford. They were victorious in their 3 games against Aghabullogue, Coursey Rovers and Kilbrittan. Laochra Óg U13 Camogie team played Cloughduv away. Another great match, with Cloughduv taking the points on this occasion. Big performances from Hazel Healy, Emily Murphy and Aisling O Leary to name a few.
50/50 Club Development Draw winner was Geraldine O'Neill, Mullinroe, Clondrohid who won €342 and the sellers prize of €25 goes to Glenview Motors, Macroom.
James Hickey of James Hickey Kitchens and Bedrooms, Ballyvourney and his family presented Féile jerseys to members and mentors of the U14 Camogie team due to take part in Féile in Carlow later this month. We greatly appreciate the support of the Hickey family in sponsoring these team jerseys. Best of luck to the girls taking part from all at Laochra Óg.
Laochra Óg Hurling and Camogie Club Summer Camp will take place on August 15th, 16th and 17th 2017. From 10 : 30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for ages U6 up to U14.

Macroom FC

A Volunteer Appreciation Night was hosted by Macroom FC at Murray's Bar recently. The event was organised as a thank you from the club to each and every person who give their free time to promote the game of soccer in Macroom. The club now have 17 teams and this brings with it a need for as many people as possible to help out. As well as the running of teams, behind the scenes there are many people contributing to the smooth day to day running of our club.
Chairman Denis Murray made a quick address to all in attendance. He thanked all volunteers for the fantastic commitment being given to the club throughout the year. There was also a special welcome extended to all wives and partners who are very much behind volunteerism in the club.
A great night followed, and with a fantastic atmosphere, the enthusiasm for the club was very much apparent. As well as the social aspect, there was also opportunity for managers and club members to discuss coaching methods and other experiences they have had. All in all, it was another great night for the club and this event will undoubtedly become an annual fixture. Many thanks also to Tina Murray and Sheila Lynch for the catering provided. It can only be described as an outstanding array of food.

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Macroom Golf Club Corporate classic winners, Michael Shine, Owen McCarthy and James Neville, with, left, Alan Duggan, Duggan Steel, main sponsor and centre, Tom Fitzgerald, captain. ©John Desmond

Macroom Golf Club

Results: Week 1. Seniors : 1st Bob Fitzgerald (11) James Deane (20) Frank McCarthy
Club Singles: 1st Barry Murphy (18) 41 pts , 2nd Shane Murphy (13) 41 pts, 3rd Denis Buckley (21) 40 pts Senior Andrew Nolan (10) 39 pts
Week 2 Seniors: 1st - Pat Connell (16), Tony Bullen (20), Pat Doyle (27) 46.7
HpG Open Singles: 1st - Tony Sheehan (19) 34pts, 2nd - Daniel Coakley (20) 30pts
Duggan Steel Corporate Classic: 1st - James Neville (12), Michael Shine (12), Owen McCarthy (13) 55pts. 2nd - William Buttimer (15), Garreth Irish (17), Michael O'Mahony (22) 54pts. 3rd - Michael Lillis (15), Jimmy Nolan (10), Noel Hedigan (19) 53pts. 4th - Tim Tom Kelleher (7), Alan Duggan (13), Stephen Duggan (17) 53pts
Club Singles(Stroke): 1st - Dan O'Brien (9) 79 Club Singles(S/F): 1st - Shane O'Dwyer (9) 40pts, 2nd - Darragh Deasy(18) 39pts
Monthly Medal: 1st - Pascal McSwiney (15) 63 Nett, 2nd - Gerard Galvin (14) 68 Nett
Fixtures: Tue – Seniors Thur - HpG Open Singles
Fri & Sat - Mr. Tom Fitzgerald's Captains Prize Sun - Club Singles. Monday June 12 - Course Closed
Macroom Golf Club Juvenile (under 18 yrs) Golf Coaching Mondays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Tuesdays 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm Wednesdays 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm Summer Camp (8 to 12 Yr olds) July 10th to 12th 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm Enquiries: Tim 083 1088152.