Lee Valley Outlook July 6 2017 v14e14

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Shades of Summer in the Lee Valley ©Lee Valley outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Macroom F.C. Schoolboys Awards Night Riverside Park Hotel Thurs 6th July at 7.30pm.
Rás Mhúscraí in conjunction with Castle Demesne Park Run, Sat 8th July @ 9:30am.
Donoughmore Vintage Club tractor and car run on Sun July 9th at 11:45am from Firmount N.S.
Liz Lucey Run July 9th in Inchigeela.
Macroom Golf Club Juvenile Summer Camp July 10th to 12th 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Terelton Macra Know Your Neighbour Evening, 15th July, Foley's Bar, Terelton at 6 30.
Ballyvourney – Coolea Show Sun. July 16
Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela, 16th- 21st July
Crookstown United F C 5k fun run/ walk on Wed 19th July from soccer grounds at 7.30 pm.
West Muskerry A.C Athletics Summer Camp 24th - 27th July, 10am to 2pm at Clondrohid Track
Tráth na gCeist ag Cois Cille, Cill na Martra ar an Déardaoin, 27ú Iúil @ 9:30rn
Clondrohid G.A.A. Family Fun Day: Sunday July 30 1pm to 5pm.
Aifreann ag Scrín Ghobnatan, Sunday, July 30.
Book Launch. ‘Murragh A Place of Graves’, 3pm, Sun. 30 July at BEDA Hall, Ballineen.
Kilmurry Museum opening hours every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Walk every Mon night from Church Car park 7.30p.m.
Coachford Festival
Bingo in O’Riordan’s Bar on Tues July 11th
Road Bowling Wed the 12th
Road Race Thurs July 13th from GAA Hall at 8pm
Fancy Dress and children’s disco Fri July 14th
High Nelly Run Sat 14th from GAA grounds at 5pm
Dog Show Sat 14th at the GAA Grounds at 7pm.
Lip Sync Battle on Sat 14th
Monster Show on Sun July 16th
LVEB Events
Grease. Auditions at the Riverside Park Hotel in August.
Macroom Food Festival Thurs 21st to Sun 24th of Sept
Cork 20 International Rally HQ at the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom Fri 29th Sept to Sun Oct 1st.
Macroom Library
Storytime. Sat at 12 noon
Purlies Thurs July 6 and 20 at 11.30 a.m.
Acol Bridge Wed. July 12, 10a.m. to 1p.m.
Space on the Road Saturday 22nd at 11.30.

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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The changing face of East Side, Macroom. . ©Lee Valley outlook

The Changing Face of Macroom

Macrompians who return to their native town after an absence of 30 years or so can scarcely recognise the long drawn-out town that was in the substantial, cosmopolitan town of 2017. The only constant is the traffic congestion, which the decades have further aggravated.
And even within that timeframe, change is forever happening. German Supermarket chain, Lidl, came to Macroom within the last decade and they have now moved from their substantial store at Fair Green to an even bigger premises close by. The old site, comprising a more than 17.000 sq. ft. retail unit and parking for more than 120 vehicles, is to let and it will be interesting to see what type of business will open there.
Upcoming changes are heralded with Sale Agreed signs appearing on Penn' at North Square, previously the Lee Valley Hotel, the Victoria, The Ternnce and also at the derelict supermarket at Chapel Cross, previously the award winning Centra and Spar.
Meanwhile, we are sad to note that Macroom Sports Shop at Railway View is closing down after 25 years. We will consider Pat O’Neill’s contribution to the town in a future issue but meanwhile, the Lee Valley Enterprise Board would like extend best wishes to Pat. He was a very valuable member of the Board, working tirelessly to enhance Macroom and will be missed.

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Darragh O'Sullivan, Transition Year student at McEgan College, was runner up at The Junior Home Cook competition at Cork Show ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

Cookery. Darragh O'Sullivan, Transition Year student at McEgan College, was runner up at The Junior Home Cook competition at Cork Show. The competition was organised by Chef Adrian of Chef Adrian Eats Ireland television programme. As part of the TY programme at McEgan, all students have the opportunity to study Home Economics. Students this year researched local food producers and growers to discover some of the many food enterprises in the Macroom area. Students were very impressed by the creativity and quality of the many artisan foods produced locally. Darragh decided to show case some of these producers and suppliers in his dish of West Cork Seafood en Papillote with Rosti potatoes. He featured summer vegetables from Breda and Dermot McCarthy in the Square and fresh fish from Clancy’s. McCarthy’s source much of their vegetables from local growers and Mr. Clancy buys direct from trawlers in the fishing village of Union Hall.
Showcase. In glorious sunshine, Cork Summer Show took place in Curraheen, on the 17th & 18th June. For the first time, McEgan College of Further Education were part of the exhibitors. Hairdressing tutor Deirdre O'Sullivan, entertained the huge crowds with hairdressing demonstrations while Nurse tutor, Catherine Kelleher demonstrated the workings of a model of the human torso and to answer any queries on Nursing Studies or Health Service Skills courses. Places are still available for adult courses next September on a range of courses including, Business & Retail, Childcare, Hairdressing, Health Service Skills and Nursing Studies. Check out the website at www.mcegan.ie or call to McEgan College main office for further information.

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Mrs. Deasy on Green Flag Day with her husband Tony, pupils Ajay Cronin and Laura Moyo and staff of Rusheen N.S. ©An Scoil

Changing Times.

A number of Lee Valley teachers have retired this summer and we wish them well, with many years of health, happiness and fulfilment ahead. Breandán Ó Lionáird, Príomhoide at Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne has taken early retirement. Sr. Brigid, Principal of St. Joseph’s Primary School has retired after 24 years’ service and this marks an end to the Sisters of Mercy direct involvement in education in Macroom since their arrival in the town in 1865. Sr. Brigid will be replaced as Principal by Mrs. Alice Clancy, nee Kelleher, who has transferred from Cloughduv N.S. Cyril Lovett has retired as Principal of Ballyvongane N.S., Aghinagh and Mrs. Eileen Deasy, Vice Principal, Rusheen N.S., Aghinagh, is leaving, having taught in the same schoolroom for 42 years. Mrs. Mary Leahy, Vice Principal in Dromleigh N.S. Kilmichael, has taken early retirement.
Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, who has served as Curate in Macroom for three years, has been appointed Priest Director at Radio Maria in Dublin and will be replaced by Fr. John Keane who previously served in Aghinagh and Macroom in the 1980s.

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County launch of Summer Stars reading scheme at Macroom library with Eileen O Brien, County Librarian . ©

Macroom Library

Ladybirds. A fascinating illustrated talk on the Irish ladybird will take place here on Saturday 8th July at 2p.m given by Gill Weyman. She is currently undertaking a PhD on the status conservation and protection of ladybirds in Ireland. It is suitable for all ages and will shine a light on these well loved creatures of the Irish landscape. Members and non members welcome. There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Summer Stars Reading Adventure so call into us. It will keep children reading across the summer and help prevent a drop in their literacy by the time they go back to school.
We continue to have Storytime on Saturdays at 12noon to about 12.45 conducted by a member of staff. All 3-8 year olds welcome. ACOL Bridge players here Wednesday 12th from 10 a.m to 1.00p.m. The Purlies meet the first and the third Thursday of the month, therefore it’s the 6th and the 20th of July. Space on the Road visits Macroom library on Saturday 22nd at 11.30. This will be a space themed workshop and /or talk for older children, we think! We are expecting further details soon so contact 026 42483 to find out more and book in.
Members of the library have free access to the internet for one hour once a day on one of our desk top computers which are attached to a network printer. You must bring your library card to access this service. There is also free wi-fi here and again you need your library card to access this. To join the library we require photo i.d and proof of address. We have an ever increasing range of online resources accessible with your library card including online magazines, downloadable e books and audio books and online courses. Bring your device to the library and staff can show you how to access these.
The first of the Harry books , the Philosopher's Stone, is available to download from the library website. Normally there would only be 2 or 3 copies available to download at one time but, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication, we have unlimited access to the electronic version. So if your child is interested and has an e reader, we can help you source this.

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Students at Macroom Adult Learning Centre enjoy an outing to Cork Jail ©Lee Valley outlook

Lee Valley Enterprise Board

Lee Valley Enterprise Board is planning a programme packed full of entertainment at Riverside Park Hotel this Autumn/ Winter with a lively mix of music, nostalgia, theatre & dance. Further details will be available in the next edition of the Lee Valley Outlook. We will also be sending out email & text updates of upcoming shows on a regular basis this Autumn. If you would like to sign up for these alerts please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087 1663395. Those who wish to participates will be entered into a draw where five lucky winners will win a pair of tickets to a show of their choice!
Grease. We are delighted to announce that auditions for the popular musical Grease will take place in mid to late August. All youths in the Lee Valley region are welcome to attend the auditions which will take place at Riverside Park Hotel. This exciting Musical production will be directed by Margo Carlisle. All enquiries can be forwarded to Ann Dunne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Further info will be available in the next edition of the Lee Valley Outlook.
Macroom Food Festival will take place from Thursday 21st to Sunday24th of September 2017! This festival will be the ultimate foodie and family affair. The weekend will be a real celebration and a feast for all the senses with a great line-up of indoor, outdoor food, drink and music events. Now taking applications for trade stands. Contact Macroom Food Festival HQ, MacroomE Enterprise Centre, Bowl Road, Macroom 026 20544 / 026 20520 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.macroomfoodfestival.com
Cork 20 International Rally will be centred at the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom Friday 29th September to Sunday October 1st. Centralised Service & HQ in Macroom. Classic stages such as Kilnamartyra, quoted by Sebastian Loeb as the best stage he ever drove, along with Lough Allua, Mullaganish & Fuhiry Stages!

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They’re off on the 2017 Daniel Kingston Memorial Run in Macroom ©Lee Valley outlook


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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.

Briery Gap. The Cork County Council official charged with overseeing restoration work at the Briery Gap reports that consultants are to be appointed in early September. Tender documents will be issued early in the new year. Works will hopefully commence in the first quarter of 2018 with workers onsite in March.
The cultural centre, incorporating the library and theatre, has been out of use since a backstage fire May 28, 2016. More than a year down the road, we anticipate work beginning after another nine months. Hopefully, that stage can be completed more expeditiously.
Historical Invitation. Articles relating to local history, businesses, families and individuals that have been published in the Lee Valley Outlook in recent years have been enjoyed by many readers. So as to ensure inclusion of material from all our catchment area, we invite submissions and we will be glad to publish suitable pieces from local historians and writers throughout the Lee Valley. The desirable length of articles is 700 – 800 words and longer pieces may be published over a number of issues if necessary. They may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may seek further information by email or by ringing 026 41891
Donoughmore Vintage Club is holding its annual tractor and car run on Sunday July 9th at 11:45am from Firmount N.S. New route this year! Registration from 10:30am. Refreshments available before and after the run. All proceeds from this event will go to Firmount school building fund.
.Terelton Macra will host a Know Your Neighbour Evening on 15th July in Foley's Bar, Terelton kicking off at 6 30. There will be a BBQ, Live music from The Hillbillies and side shows on the evening. All proceeds going to Marymount Hospice.
Crookstown United F C 5k fun run/ walk on Wednesday 19th July. Registration from 6.30 p.m. at the soccer grounds and race will commence at 7.30 pm. Adults €10 Children €5 and family €15. All are welcome.
Historical Book on Murragh (Newcestown). ‘Murragh A Place of Graves’ by Ballineen, Enniskeane and Newcestown voluntary group. Book launch - 3pm on 30 July at BEDA Hall, Ballineen. All welcome.
Grúpa Comhrá Gaeilge Seachtainiúil - Weekly Irish Conversation & Cupán Tae. Gach Aoine 10.30-12.30 i nGort Mhuire, Baile Átha Fhinín. Fáilte roimh gach duine, is cuma an leibhéal atá agat. Beidh bréagáin & rannta ann do pháistí óga. Mura fóireann an Aoine duit, déan teagmháil linn: Úna – 0851759955. Gort Mhuire, Ballineen, from Friday 23 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm. All welcome, no matter how much Irish you have. There'll be some toys and rhymes for small children. If you're interested but the day doesn't suit, let us know: Úna - 0851759955

Éalú Lua Adventure Race Saturday 16th September on and around Loch Allua, consisting of a 5km run, 20km cycle and a 1.5km kayak. Éalú Lua Adventure Race is a non profit event aimed at promoting Loch Allua and the surrounding areas to people of the locality and tourists alike. See Éalú Lua on Facebook for event details, and regular updates on training options.
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 €40 per person Enquiries: Tim 083 1088152.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Walking in Kilmurry every Monday night. Meeting in Church Carpark 7.30
Rusheen Review. On Wednesday, June 21st Rusheen N.S. school held a Green School Flag Raising Ceremony. The Green School Committee, teachers and parents had worked extremely hard on the “Energy Theme” for two years. Mrs. Deasy, who has taught in Rusheen N.S. for 42 years and is retiring this year, raised the green flag to tumultuous applause. Many glowing tributes were paid to Mrs. Deasy and she was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a card signed by all the pupils. The ceremony concluded with a garden party, compliments of the Parents’ Association.
Dromleigh N.S. Sixth class pupils would like to thank the community for the overwhelming support they received during their recent Bring and Buy fundraiser. A grand total of €1,800 was raised for The Irish Cancer Society, Down Syndrome Cork and the school. Well done to all involved! www.dromleighns.ie
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto Results 11/06/2017. Jackpot €3.400. Numbers drawn 18, 34 and 38. No winner. €50 Oliver & Helen Spillane, Oughtierra, €20 each: Diane Collins, Ballinagree, Gobnait & Aoife Hubbard C/O Anthony Hubbard, Bessy Cotter, Horsemount, Claire Ambrose, Cahirbaroule.
18/06/2017. Jackpot €3.550. Numbers drawn 07, 10 and 17. No winner. €50 Joseph & Katie O'Riordan, Millstreet. €20 each to Kevin & Carol Healy, Horsemount, Ballinagree, Con Casey, Mid Cork Pallets, Dan Kelleher, Moulnahourna, John Roche C/O Carrig Shop.
25/06/2017. Jackpot €3.700. Numbers drawn 07, 24 and 25. No winner. €50 Neilus Downey, Leades Cross. €20 each: Mick Cotter, Bawnmore, John Twomey, Rusheen, Kim O'Sullivan, Rylane, Nora Coakley, Rahalisk.
2/07/2017. Jackpot €3.850. Numbers drawn 12, 27 and 42. No winner. €50 Dylan, Rebecca & Chantelle, Aghabullogue. €20 each Denis Murray, Murray's Bar, Macroom, Ger & Ina Coakley, Derryroe, Anne O'Sullivan, Rusheen, Eileen Lane, Ballinagree.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: July 2 Jackpot €5,450. Numbers drawn 3,7,13,15. No winner . €50 Aimee Shine Aherla. €25 each Denis Cronin Crookstown. Con O’Sullivan Midleton. €25 on line Eimear Blavin
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: June 21. Jackpot €1800. No winner. €70 - Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna. €20 each: Teresa Buckley, Macroom Dolores O’Leary c/o Bingo Lisa Lyons, Clondrohid The Secret Seven, Donoughmore
June 28. Jackpot €2000. No winner. €70 - David O’Mahony, Raleigh. €20 each: - Eileen O’ Shea, Snr., Derryleigh, Clondrohid Catherine Cotter, Kilavoultra John O’Keeffe, Douglas Ted O’ Driscoll, Bawnmore
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 20/06/2017. Jackpot €5.400. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 6-9-36. €70 . Con O'Sullivan, Carriganima €20 each. Carmel Goold, Gurteenroe. Shane O'Leary, Peak, Coachford. Sharon & Samantha Creedon, Cork Street, Doloras O'Leary, St. Colman's Park, Brid O'Driscoll, Sullane Weirs.
27/06/2017 Jackpot €5,600. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 9-16-18. €70. Beth Griffin, Heron's Wood. Carrigaline. €20 each. Mary Hayes, C/O Shelia Buttiner, Macroom. Mia Conlon, Railway View, Susan O'Brien, Clondrohid, David Casey, Barrett Place, Hannah, Lucey & Charlie O'Connell, Railway View.
Macroom F.C. Lotto 26/06/17 Jackpot €5,600. Numbers drawn: 12, 30, 32. No Winner €80 Sonia Tobin c/o Lars €20 each Tanya Horgan c/o Hotel. Vera Coughlan c/o June. Shane O Leary c/o Fudge. Evelyn c/o Evelyn
3/07/17 Jackpot €5,800. Numbers drawn: 1, 12, 15. No Winner €80 Michael O Sullivan c/o Corner Shop €20 each. Linda Murphy c/o Mary Anne's. Darren Burns c/o David. Tina Murray c/o Murray's. Denis Kelly c/o Evelyn
Coachford AFC Lotto Results. 26/6/2017. Jackpot: €2,600. Numbers Drawn: 1 – 9 – 35. One Winner: Jillian O’Shea. €40 Noreen Barry Murphy, €20 Mairead McCarthy, Mary O’Sullivan, Mary McCarthy, Joe O’Callaghan.
3/7/2017. Jackpot: €1,000. Numbers Drawn: 5 – 8 – 24. No Winner. €40 Johnny Healy (Yearly Ticket), €20 Fiadh Dineen, Siobhán Hogan, Tadhg Murphy, Evelyn Tarrant (Yearly Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

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A section of the congregation at the 2017 midsummer Mass at St. John’s Well, Mushera. ©Lee Valley outlook

Summer Music in the Lee Valley

As we continue to enjoy the ‘lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer’ and welcome returning locals and visitors to the beautiful Lee Valley, we are pleased to note that music sessions feature in some venues. Our list is not comprehensive and we will be delighted to include other sessions if you email details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Trad sessions at the Castle Hotel, Macroom every Tuesday at 9.30p.m. during July and August.
Set dancing at the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney every Thursday from 9p.m. Open session every Saturday night from 10p.m.
Trad Session in the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney every Friday night from 9.30 p.m., with special events with a D.J. some Saturday nights.
Toon’s Bridge Dairy presents occasional delightful concerts in the restaurant at weekends. The most recent featured Ger Wolfe and his musical backing group, New Skylarks – Edel Sullivan on violin; Paul Frost on double bass and Martin Leahy percussion. A memorable session. Greenshine, Mary Greene and Noel and Ellie Shine, will play there in the near future.

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Rosary at Bishop Pheiim O’Shea’s grotto on the Curra Road, Clondrohid ©Clondrohid photographers

Clondrohid Updates

Irish Heart Foundation: On Monday June 26 a presentation took place in The Tavern on behalf on the fundraiser which was held on June 4 in memory of the late Shane Murphy and all proceeds went to the Irish Heart Foundation. A cheque was presented to the charity for an overwhelming amount of €8757.50 which was beyond all expectations. A huge thank you goes to all the men that stepped up to be waxed shaved and dyed on the night, Ann Marie and Deborah for their expertise, The Tavern, ticket sellers and all those who gave spot prizes and donations and last but not least, the committee who organised it, namely Ann O Connell, Catherine Kelleher, Conor O Leary, Teresa Twomey, Paddy Lynch, Marguerite Murphy, Neilus Murphy. A sincere thank you to all involved. Well done.
Carriganima Active School Flag. Congrats to teachers, pupils ,parents, and all those involved in securing this flag. As part of the Active Flag programme, the pupils have also highlighted the benefits of an active lifestyle both in school, and in the wider community. The all important flag was raised in Carriganima National School last week by Cork footballer, Aidan Walsh, who spent time chatting with the pupils and staff.
Camogie Primary Go Game: Well done to Rosin Murphy who is the first camogie player to qualify for Camogie Primary Go Games from Clondrohid. She played at half time at the Cork V Waterford match in Thurles when Cork brought off a great win. A great day all round. Well done to all those who travelled to the Feile in Carlow last weekend. The U 14 Camogie team excelled themselves in all their matches. A great weekend rounded off by attending the Cork /Waterford match in Thurles.
€50,000 Funding: Clondrohid Community Recreational Group was delighted to hear recently that they have been awarded €50,000 grant under the Clár programme. The money is to be used to upgrade the Community Car Park in the G.A.A. grounds, including drainage, regrading and surfacing. Thanks to all involved for securing this welcome grant, especially I.R.D. Duhallow.
G.A.A. News: The u 12 team kept their great unbeaten run going with a super 2 point win over previously unbeaten Courcey Rovers . There was a great display all over the field right from the super goalie to the 16th man. Well done lads. Our panel was Eoin Delea, Owen McCarthy,Cormac Keoghan Kieran O Connell ,Rhys Fallon ,Illan Walsh Charlie Kelleher Adam Roche Daniel Murphy Jason O Connell ,Jamie Hourihan ,James Lucey ,Alan Neville ,Odhran O Leary.
Well done to all the U6 players who travelled to Rusheen and played 3 games, showing off their skills in the sunshine. Thanks to Aghinagh for the ice cream after the games. Clondrohid U11's had a very successful outing vs Canovee away last weekend. . A very positive performance and a great win. Well done.
Family Fun Day: Sunday July 30 1pm to 5pm. Obstacle Course, Bouncy Castles for all ages, Face Painting, Children’s Races, G.A.A. Skills, Fun and Games. Clown, Music and Ice Cream, Barbecue.

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Daltaí na hIdirbhliana 2017 ag Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne. ©An Scoil

Inchigeela Updates

The Liz Lucey Run. This is the 8th annual run held in Inchigeela and is a very successful fundraiser for Marymount Hospice. It takes place on Sunday, July 9th and is always well supported and well organised. It includes an open tractor run, vintage/ classic car run, and motor cycles and these will register at the Hall at 11.30 sharp. Registration for 75km Cyclists is at 9.am and it’s 11,30 am for 20 km and 35km .Walkers of all levels can register at 11.30am at the GAA pitch. A great day is assured for all, with refreshments, a monster raffle and music in The Brier Rose Bar afterwards. Please come and enjoy the fun while supporting a worthy cause.
All Ireland Winner. Heartiest congratulations to Flor Cronin of Graigue, Inchigeela , drummer with Cullen Pipe band, on their success when coming first in drumming at the All Ireland competition in Armagh recently. The band competed with bands from the North and the Republic. Flor has been a drummer with the Ballingeary Pipe Band since he was 14 and recently joined the Cullen band as well, as it is a competition band. He has travelled to France and Moscow with the bands and is now heading for the World Championships in Scotland later this year. We wish him every good luck.
The Daniel Corkery Summer School 16-21 July. That time of year again is fast approaching when the village plays host to the annual get together in memory of Daniel Corkery. The theme this year is John Tyndall, the famous Irish scientist and inventor, whose inventions have often been claimed by others. Starting on Sunday, July 16th, there will be a feast of lectures, activities, music and films. There will be painting and choral workshops and all are very welcome. Creedon’s Hotel is host to most of the events but the choral workshops each evening will be held in the church and hopefully, painting on Monday and Thursday will take place in the summer air. There is a historical trip to Bandon led by Michael Galvin on Wednesday. Lecturers will be Professor Cian Ó Mathúna, and Professor John Oxford and other directors are Ursula Williams , Katherine Choonara, David Way , music and James O Connell, landscape painting et al. Of special local interest is local man, Paul Galvin Ph.D., who, on Tuesday night, will lecture on John Tyndall’s influence on Health Care today. And another event of interest locally will be the screening of a film on the Lee and its salmon. For a full programme of events go towww.corkery.eachros.net or watch out for local notices. You can talk to Joe - Joe Creedon that is, on (026)49012.

Coachford Family Festival Programme

Coachford is about to come alive as the annual Family Festival takes place from July 11th to 16th . The Festival, now in its eighth year, promises something for everyone and looking at this year’s programme, that certainly seems to be the case. The festival will kick off with a night of Bingo in O’Riordan’s Bar on Tuesday July 11th . This is a great opportunity for those who may be new to the ‘Two little Ducks’ and ‘Legs Eleven’ calls to experience a bit of fun in a great atmosphere. Wednesday the 12th brings Road Bowling back to the locality after an absence of twenty years and a massive Senior and Junior ‘Score’ will take place close to the village. The fourth Annual Road Race will see runners and walkers competing on Thursday July 13th . The 5 Mile race will start and finish in the village and a large crowd is expected to take part. Registration is from 6pm at the GAA Hall, with the race starting at 8pm sharp. There is Chip Timing for the runners, Cash Prizes for the winners and Refreshments for all.
Children will be dressing up on Friday July 14th for the first ever Fancy Dress Parade through the village which will be followed by an open air Disco for national School children. On Saturday, The High Nelly bicycles will be dusted off and oiled up for the annual run from Coachford to Dripsey via Peake. The bikes will leave the GAA grounds at 5pm and all are welcome to take part as long as you have one of those coveted High Nellies. Later in the evening , Man’s best friend will be paraded in all their glory as the annual Dog Show takes place at the GAA Grounds at 7pm. Pure Breeds, Mongrels and Mutts are all welcome and there are prizes to be won in a huge range of classes. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the Lip Sync Battle on Saturday night run in conjunction with the GAA. Acts will take to the stage where they will imitate their favourite bands or pop stars. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment for all the family. Already there are some very interesting entries. The winners will be decided by judges and an audience vote.
On Sunday July 16th the committee have put together one of the busiest, fun filled shows that could be possible. Starting from noon, the day unfolds to bring you tractor building, Children’s sports, Model Toy Show, Wife Carrying competition, Coachford’s Fittest Family, Egg Tossing, Bubble Soccer, huge vintage rally, Farmers Market, tribute to Ford Ireland on their 100th Anniversary, Ireland’s highest mobile Climbing Wall, Tea s & Cakes loads of trade stands, children’s fun fair, Face painters, Balloon modellers, and so much more. Those who decide to attend the Sunday show will not be disappointed.

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Members of the Broomhill Vintage club preparing for their annual Coachford Family Festival July 11 – 16 ©Peter Dineen

Coachford Show

Two of the most popular events from Coachford Festival 2016, Wife Carrying and Fittest Family, are back again at the Show on Sunday, July 16. The Wife Carrying is a hilarious and strange event where men use all sort of lifts to carry their own or someone else’s wife across a fairly flat course. The wives hang on for dear life as their ‘husbands’ negotiate a few hurdles and a sprint finish. All you need to take part is a wife and a husband, a helmet for the wife and a sense of fun for both. The Fittest Family needs four to take part. They don’t have to be related but it helps! The family of four compete against another family over an obstacle course in a timed race and the winners go on to the next round, while the losers take part in the blame game between themselves.
Jerh O’Sullivan, Chairman of the Festival said, “This year’s event looks like it’s going to be our best ever festival. There is so much on and so much variety that we are very confident that people of all ages will enjoy it. We are really looking forward to the celebration of Ford’s 100th Anniversary and we are inviting all Ford owners to come along to the show and especially, those whose car was built in the Ford plant here in Cork. Our Five Mile Road Race is a really great event and is one of the best organised and stewarded in the county. We have great prizes this year and we are expecting a great turn out of runners and walkers. The Broomhill Tractor Builders will be competing at the show on Sunday and both Women and men’s teams will be trying to do a record time. Our Festival has donated almost €65,000 to various charities over the years and this year, we are donating the proceeds to Marymount hospice, Pieta House, CUH Children’s unit and some local charities. While raising funds is important we also aim to provide fun for all those who come to Coachford to enjoy a summer festival for everyone.” The organising committee, Broomhill Vintage Club would like to thank all their sponsors for the very generous support they have given to help organise the festival. Without the very kind and ongoing support provided by all the sponsors the Festival would not be able to provide the hours and hours of entertainment to all who visit.
Further information can be found on the Festivals Facebook page or by ringing 086 8329321

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Some of the 350 walkers/runners at the recent Kilmurry GAA Fun Run ©Michael John O Mahon

Cloughduv Review

On Friday June 16th, Cloughduv celebrated the official opening of the 4 classroom extension which was built from 2014 to 2016. As with all new builds, there was a lot of work to be finished before we were able to complete the official opening. Bishop Buckley was due to cut the ribbon but his flight was delayed in Lourdes that morning so one of the other guests, Minister Michael Creed, performed the ceremony. Our first Green flag was also raised that day. The honour was given to Mr.Pat Crowley who retired as principal of CNS in 2014, after serving 26 years in that role.

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Bealnamorrive Corpus Christi devotions © John Kelliher.

Macra Matters.

Berrings. Following a busy year for Berrings Macra na Feirme, the club celebrated its 60th anniversary with an End of Year Party at Collins Barracks on June 9th. It was a wonderful night which was enjoyed by all the Berrings club members as well as UCC Macra who were also in attendance on the night.
Terelton Macra is hosting a BBQ in aid of Marymount in Foleys Bar Terelton on the 15th of July at 6.30pm with live music as well as games and activities for both children and adults. This is sure to be an event for the whole family.


Historical Invitation

Articles relating to local history, businesses, families and individuals that have been published in the Lee Valley Outlook in recent years have been enjoyed by many readers. So as to ensure inclusion of material from all our catchment area, we invite submissions and we will be glad to publish suitable pieces from local historians and writers throughout the Lee Valley. The usual length of articles is 700 – 800 words and longer pieces may be published over a number of issues if necessary. They may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may seek further information by email or by ringing 026 41891

Daniel Corkery Summer School

July 16 – 21 at Creedon’s Hotel, Inchigeela. Theme: John Tyndall.
Programme: Sun. 16 8p.m. Keynote lecture from Professor Cian Ó Mathúna, U.C.C. and New St. Macroom.
Mon. 17. 11a.m. Landscape Painting. 4p.m. Workshop. Experiments with light and colour. 7p.m. Choral Workshop. 8p.m. ‘The Singing Glacier’.
Tues. 18th. 11a.m. Landscape Painting. 4p.m. Workshop. Experiments with light and colour. 7p.m. Choral Workshop. 9p.m. Lecture by Dr. Paul Galvin on Technologies in Health Care
Wed. 19th. 1p.m. Char-a-banc Tour with Michael Galvin. Three Bandon Experiences. 8p.m. The Corkery Consort in Inchigeela Church.
Thurs. 20th . 11a.m. Landscape Painting. 4p.m. Workshop. Experiments with light and colour. 7p.m. Choral Workshop. 9p.m. ‘River Runner’ film.
Fril 21st. 11a.m. Landscape Painting. 4p.m. Workshop. Experiments with light and colour. 7p.m. Mass in Inchigeela Church. 8p.m. Lecture on John Tyndall and Louis Pasteru.


Comharchumann Mhúscraí

Rás Mhúscraí. Beidh rás 5km Rás Mhúscraí 2017 á reáchtáil i gcomhar le Park Run Mhaigh Chromthaar an Satharn, 8ú Iúil @ 9:30rn. Tá Rás Mhúscraí mar chuid de shraith náisiúnta Na Rásaí á reáchtáil ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge. Deis spraiúil, sláintiúil pé cúpla focal Gaeilge atá agat a úsáid. Cláraigh ar line SAOR IN AISCE ag www.runireland.com/events/rás-mhúscraí-0. Beidh mála droma saor in aisce don chéad 100 duine a chláraíonn ar líne. Bronnfar duaiseanna ar an 1ú/2ú Fear, 1ú/2ú Bean, 1ú Fear os cionn 40, 1ú Bean os cionn 40, 1ú Fear os cionn 50, 1ú Bean os cionn 50, 1ú Buachaill faoi 18 agus 1ú Cailín faoi 18.
Rás Mhúscraí 2017,a 5km timed race 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 Oireachtas na Gaeilge. A fun and healthy way to use your cúpla focal. Register online FREE OF CHARGE at www.runireland.com/events/rás-mhúscraí-0. Free gym bag for the first 100 people who register online. Prizes awarded for 1st/ 2nd Man, 1st/ 2nd Woman, 1st Man over 40, 1st Woman over 40, 1st Man over 50, 1st Woman over 50, 1st Boy under 18 and 1st Girl under 18.
Tráth na gCeist / Quiz Beidh an chéad cheann eile i sraith Tráth na gCeist Dhátheangach á reáchtáilag an gComharchumann i gCois Cille, Cill na Martra ar an Déardaoin, 27ú Iúil @ 9:30rn. Ócáid shóisialta oiriúnach do dhaoine le Gaeilge líofa agus dóibh siúd gan ach an cúpla focal acu. Fáilte roimh óg agus aosta ar aon bheith i dteannta linn!
The Comharchumann will hold the next in a series of Bilingual Quizzes in Cois Cille day centre, Cill na Martra on Thursday, 27th July @ 9:30am. A social event suitable for fluent Irish speakers and those with only the cúpla focal.Both young and old alike are welcome to come along and join the fun!
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Circular Ocean

Reykjavik, Iceland has been chosen to host a unique Innovation Conference next month, as part of the award winning transnational Circular Ocean Project. Tackling the issue of marine plastic pollution, the two day event will gather project partners, including representatives from Cork County Council Initiative “Macroom E”, with members of the academic, creative and business communities to explore the opportunities around re-purposing waste Fishing Nets & Rope (FNR’s) in the Northern Periphery & Arctic Region.
The conference opens on July 17th at Innovation Center Iceland, with presentations from partners, followed by the Circular Ocean “Scenario Exploration Session”. With a particular focus on the theme of waste fishing nets and rope, the session will be led by Dr. Laurent Bontoux from the EU Policy Lab and supported by project partner Professor Martin Charter from The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD), based in Surrey. The approach for the workshop has been developed from a two year foresight study on the future of eco-industries and eco-innovation in Europe to 2035 and builds on a successful session held in Cork earlier this year.
Day Two will see Circular Ocean’s second #Net_Hack_Challengeat Reykjavik School of VisualArts, an innovation workshop designed to develop solutions to a series of challenges surrounding management of fishing nets and rope. Professor Charter of CfSD, first developed and executed the #Net_Hack_Challenge in Farnham, UK in November 2016, which resulted in a collection of innovative product prototypes.
Funded under the ERDF Interreg VB Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme, the focus of the Circular Ocean project is to seek opportunities for recovery and reuse of waste fishing nets &rope, with a view to benefiting local economies. In addition to highlighting the environmental impacts of waste fishing nets, the project is currently undertaking various streams of research into the potential applications of nets in areas such as wastewater treatment, 3D printing and as a reinforcement material in the construction sector.
Circular Ocean is also offering support to SME’s with a view to highlighting the prospective economic opportunities to SME’s in establishing a product/business utilising waste nets, while promoting the concept of circular economy and eco-innovation.
Partners involved in the Circular Ocean project include the Environmental Research Institute of the North Highland College UHI, Scotland; Macroom E, Ireland; The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts, England; the Arctic Technology Centre, Greenland and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway. The event will be held in conjunction with Innovation Center Iceland and the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts.
Circular Ocean is seeking members of the creative and SME communities in Ireland to join them at this two day event in Reykjavik, which aims to identify commercial opportunities for end of life fishing gear. The event is free, but registration is essential as places are limited. Full agenda and registration are available on www.circularocean.eu/events or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The idea for this project emerged from the Macroom E programme SMILE Resource Exchange. A FREE service for businesses, SMILE encourages the exchanging of resources between its members in order to save money, reduce waste going to landfill and to develop new business opportunities. Potential synergies are identified through an online platform www.smileexchange.ie or through facilitated technical assistance. Through discussions with its members of the significant problem posed by waste fishing nets in Ireland and internationally. SMILE is project managed by Macroom E and is funded through a partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency, Cork County & Council, the Southern Waste region and Local Enterprise Offices. Macroom E is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cork County Council.

Legal Affairs

Solar Development
There are many pitfalls which every farmer who has been contacted by a solar developer must watch out for. These are commercial agreements and to avoid any undesired outcomes concerning your land, you should seek the advices of a suitably qualified and experienced solicitor. Your solicitor will then guide you through the agreement process from beginning to end.
I would like to concentrate on three of the most unfair clauses I have seen in some solar agreements that landowners have been asked to sign.
Automatic right of renewal of the lease. Some leases contain clauses that give the developer the automatic right to renew the lease. Some of the clauses allow for the terms and conditions to be renegotiated again between the developer and landowner; others provide that the renewal shall be on the exact terms and conditions as the current lease. Remember, the term of the lease can be anything from between 25 to 35 years. I hate to be morbid here, but you may not be around when this lease comes to an end. It may be your children dealing with this developer. You are, to a certain extent, venturing into the unknown. Unlike a neighbour renting your land to farm, you do not know the developer very well. Will the relationship with the developer be a positive and mutually beneficial relationship? Will the developer comply with the lease and be respectful towards you and your land? I advise my clients that if the agreement is positive and you are happy with it, then by all means renegotiate with the developer at the end of the term in relation to a new lease. Rights extending to the use of land beyond what is reasonably expected for the operation of a solar farm should be examined closely and not agreed to unless clarified.
Reinstatement of land. Another important clause to look out for (or more importantly to check that it is there) is that the developer will remove all equipment at the end of the lease. The restoration of land is expensive and you should not have to bear this cost and be faced with this hassle at the end of the term. Access roads should be reinstated. Some agreements contain clauses whereby the onus is placed on the landowner to notify the developer in writing that they require the access roads to be reinstated. Watch out for this. There are very strict time limits that you must comply with to get the developer to reinstate access roads. You may think you are covered when you have clauses in your agreement that confirm the land will be reinstated by the developer, but what happens if the developer goes bust? Who takes down the equipment then? It is critical that the developer agrees in the lease to have an insurance bond in place to look after you in this event. Always ask for a copy of this insurance bond every year throughout the term of the lease.
Right to assign to a third party. Lastly, there are almost always clauses in the option agreement and leases whereby the developer has power to assign the agreement to a third party. I cannot stress the next point enough. Make sure you have the entitlement to be notified about the proposed assignment and make sure your written consent is required before any such assignment takes place. You will no longer be dealing with the current developer and you are now faced with the prospect of a new developer taking his or her place, and consequently you are entitled to know who you will be dealing with it, their qualifications, experience, track record etc. and you are entitled to say no to the proposed assignee. Often, the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t!
If administered correctly a solar agreement can be a very good and fruitful land use. It does not fit in every situation but depending on the farmers own circumstances and location to the grid, it may be a good option to look at with your land. I have only touched on a few of the clauses to look out for, so it is important to obtain expert advice in advance of signing.
Karen Walsh, from a farming background at Grenagh, Co Cork, is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Telephone: 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.


Many believe that onions do more do protect us from cancer and heart disease than high-profile foods like pomegranate, red wine, and green tea. The flavour of home-grown onions is better and may make you cry more than the supermarket ones. From a growing perspective, onions give a more-than-decent return in terms of ‘value for space’. They are also a relatively successful ‘storage’ crop.
Growing Onions When growing from “sets” (basically baby onions), dig in some well rotted manure or compost the previous winter and apply an organic fertiliser (like chicken manure pellets) before sowing. Don’t plant onions in the same place year after year. Include in crop rotation. Sow onion sets 4 inches apart in rows 8 inches apart in March or April. Push the set in to the soil so that the tip is just about visible above the surface. Firm in well. Onions hate weed competition so keep your onion bed weed free. Water if weather is dry or mulch (but remove mulch when bulbs start to form) Never overwater. An occasional liquid feed will help. Onions are ready to harvest when foliage turns yellow and topples over (approx 20 weeks after sowing). Gently loosen the soil around the onions at this point (or turn the onion very carefully and very slightly in the soil) and leave for another two weeks. Loosening the soil like this allows the onion to expand in the soil. Then lift carefully. Onions can be eaten fresh from soil. For storage, leave to dry on rack in sun (or indoors in greenhouse /polytunnel if weather is wet) for about 10 days. Then plait them in ropes or hang in nets.
By Michael Kelly

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Diarmuid McCarthy, Macroom Credit Union Chairperson, presents a sponsorship cheque to Pat O’Leary, St Val’s Ladies Football Club ©

Macroom Credit Union gets on Board

Macroom Credit Union is delighted to announce a 3 year sponsorship deal with St Val’s Ladies Football Club. Macroom Credit Union began their relationship with St Val’s in 2013 when they sponsored new gear for the senior team. Maybe it was a good omen, as the club won the Senior County title for the first time that season, and hopefully, this new sponsorship deal will bring similar success! The sponsorship was officially launched on 6th June in Carrigadrohid with the backdrop of the underage teams training before hitting the bouncy castle and consuming 225 ice creams and candy floss.
The credit union is delighted to be able to help a local club who, like so many other clubs in the area, are creating a positive environment for the youth of the community. The sponsorship deal is to help continue to provide and develop the club activities at all ages from under 6’s to senior level.

Sports Mad


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 0-15 Bishopstown 2-2
Avondhu 1-12 UCC 3-18
BALLINCOLLIG 1-10 Valley Rovers 2-15
Duhallow 4-15 Seandún 1-11
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1 & Preliminary Round 1)
Newcestown v St Finbarrs
Dohenys 0-7 CIT 0-10
O’Donovan Rossa 0-10 Clyda Rovers 0-12 aet.
Clonakilty 0-12 MUSKERRY 1-12
Kiskeam 0-14 Aghada 0-13
Ilen Rovers 0-17 St Nicks 0-10
Carrigaline v Beara
Round Three: (2A losers v 2B winners) - to date
BALLINCOLLIG, Bishopstown, Avondhu, Seandún: Ilen, Clyda, MUSKERRY, CIT, Kiskeam
Round Four: 2A winners and Round 3 winners
Valley Rovers, Nemo, UCC, Duhallow
Relegation group: St Nicks, O’Donovan Rossa, Clonakilty, Dohenys, Aghada

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)
Newmarket 1-14 MACROOM 0-10
St Michaels 0-12 ÉIRE ÓG 0-9
Bantry Blues 3-14 Castletownbere 1-10
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1)
Bandon v Nemo Rangers
Na Piarsaigh 1-20 GRENAGH 2-10
St Vincent’s 1-13 BALLINORA 1-4
Round 3: (2A losers v 2B winners)
MACROOM, Éire Óg, Castletownbere, BÁG/Mallow
Na Piarsaigh, St Vincents, Fermoy/N Abán, Bandon/Nemo
Round 4: Newmarket, St Michaels, Bantry Blues
Relegation group: Ballinora

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 R 1- winners to 3, losers out)
Gabriel Rangers 5-15 Carrigaline 1-13
Ballydesmond v Youghal
Adrigole 0-10 Mitchelstown 2-21
Glanmire 2-10 Kinsale 1-6
Douglas 0-10 Mayfield 2-11
Round 3:
Clonakilty, AGHABULLOGUE, Glenville; Gabriel Rangers, Mitchelstown, Glanmire, Mayfield
Round 4: Cill na Martra, St Finbarr’s, Kildorrery

Relegation group: Kinsale, Carrigaline, Douglas

County U21A Football Championship

2Mid Cork teams: Cill na Martra and Kilmurry

Round 1
(A) Carrigaline v Mallow
(B) St Michael's 3-15 Clonakilty 1-21 - draw
(C) Doheny’s v Newcestown
(D) CILL na MARTRA 3-18 Nemo Rangers 2-7
(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 1-11 KILMURRY 1-13
A v B, CILL na MARTRA v Doheny’s /Newcestown; Beara v Douglas; KILMURRY v Valley Rovers
Cill na Martra 3 – 18 Nemo Rangers 2 – 7
Cill na Martra, Muskerry U21 A football champions for the first time this year, gave a very impressive performance in disposing of the challenge of city semi finalists, Nemo Rangers, in the first round of the county A championship at Coachford. Star of the show was undoubtedly midfielder/ full forward Mike Ó Deasúna, who scored no less than 2-10 of the winner’s total, in itself enough to win this game. The overall Cill na Martra team performance was excellent but not perfect, and that fact will keep the Múscraí Gaeltacht men grounded as they await the winners of the Doheny’s v Newcestown clash in the next round. In addition, this Nemo team was not highly rated in the city but to take the scalp of such illustrious opponents in their first venture into county A football was a notable achievement for the winners.
Cill na Martra were the better team for most of the first half but finished a point in arrears at the interval on a 1-6 to 0-8 scoreline. Cill na Martra led by 0-5 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter, scores coming from four different players as the attack sparkled. Unfortunately Cill na Martra had lost a forward to a black card in the 9th minute, but the same fate befell a Nemo defender in the 16th minute and Mike Ó Deasúna kicked over his third point from the resultant free and added another, again from a free, in the 19th minute, to leave the Muskerry men leading by 0-7 to 0-2 and in apparent cruise control. In the ten minutes up to the interval however, Nemo fought back as Cill na Martra appeared to lose focus temporarily and three points were followed by a 28th minute goal which could have been avoided and suddenly and surprisingly, Nemo were in front by a point. Dan Ó Dunnín punched over an equaliser but Nemo regained the lead in injury time and led by a point at the break, a matter of concern to the Cill na Martra mentors.
Cill na Martra had victory wrapped up within ten minutes of the restart as Mike Ó Deasúna, now operating at full forward, did major damage and contributed another 2-2 to the score. A 31st minute point from play, scored under extreme pressure, was followed by a goal a minute later when a short kick out from the Nemo goal was intercepted by Ó Deasúna who then took a return pass from Gearóid Ó Faoláin and banged the ball to the net from close range. A point from a free followed and Ó Faolain added another from play in the 33rd minute. Another short kick out was intercepted by Mike Ó Deasúna in the 38th minute and duly dispatched to the Nemo net – a demoralising blow for the Capwell men and one from which there was to be no come back with the score at 2-11 to 1-6 now.
Even an immediate fortuitous goal failed to rouse the city side and Cill na Martra, oozing confidence, replied with three point in a row. As exchanges began to get edgy, Nemo lost a forward to a second yellow card in the 24th minute, scored their only point of the second half a minute later, and Cill na Martra finished in style with four points in a row, two from Mike Ó Deasúna and one each from Dan Ó Duinnín and wing back, Patrick Ó Críodáin.
Cill na Martra scorers: M Ó Deasúna 2-10 (0-5fs), G Ó Goillidhe 1-0, D Ó Duinnín 0-4, P Ó Críodain, G Ó Faoláin, D Ó hUrdail, C Ó Duinnin 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: James Aynsley: Donagh Ó Riordáin, Antóin Ó Cuana, Eoghan Ó Céilleachair: Pádraig Ó Críodáin, Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Seán Ó Foirréidh: Miceál ÓDeasúna, Gearóid Ó Goillidhe: Dean MacCarthaigh, Gearóid Ó Faoláin, Damien Ó hUrdail: Criostóir Ó Meachair, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Ciarán Ó Duinnín. Fir Ionaid: Seán Ó Cróinín, Ciarán Ó Foirréidh, Colm MacLochlainn.
Kilmurry 1 – 13 Aghada 1 – 11
Kilmurry joined Muskerry champions Cill na Martra in the quarter finals of the county U21 A championship with a deserved win over Aghada at Ballygarvan. Kilmurry needed a goal in injury time to earn the right to advance but over the hour they were the better team and only poor shooting put them in a vulnerable position near the end. As it was, it was their ability to battle on when staring defeat in the face that got them over the line and they will take great heart from this as they prepare to face formidable adversaries in Valley Rovers. Defeat could easily have been their lot as an Aghada forward hit the crossbar with a blistering shot in the dying seconds and the ball rebounded out to a defender who cleared his lines with the final whistle following. It was that close!
The opening quarter was very even with Kilmurry forcing the pace but with Aghada hanging in to leave the sides locked at 0-4 each. Joe Ryan and Eoghan Clifford opened the scoring, Aghada brought it back to 2-2 after 12 minutes. Brian Hinchion and Joe Ryan points were matched by Aghada but Kilmurry continued to force the pace thereafter and were rewarded with scores on the board and they led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the break, Sean Warren, Eoghan Clifford, Joe Ryan and Clifford again the scorers. On the restart Aghada got a point back but then Kilmurry replied with a brace from Eoghan Clifford frees to lead by double scores after 39 minutes, 0-10 to 0-5. Aghada coach Conor Counihan rearranged his lineout to good effect and the East Cork side came back in to contention with a point, followed by three more to leave only the minimum between the teams, 0-10 to 0-9, in the 45th minute. Some of the young Kilmurry side, some of whom had just completed their exams, were tiring and the Mid Cork finalists fell into arrears in the 49th minute when Aghada got in for a superb goal. Two points from Joe Ryan frees levelled matters again by the 55th minute but it did not look good for Kilmurry when Aghada went back in front with two further points as the game went into time added on, 1-11 to 0-12. Another point from Joe Ryan narrowed the deficit to a single point in the 62nd minute and then a minute later came the golden goal from 50thminute substitute Greg Fitton which was to prove to be the match winner.
Kilmurry scorers: G Fitton 1-0, J Ryan 0-6 (0-2f), E Clifford 0-5 (0-4f), S Warren and B Hinchion 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Eoin Curzon: William Ronan, Fionn Warren, Pádraig Hinchion: Kyle Kelleher, Liam O’Sullivan, Seán Curzon: Liam Wall, John O’Mullane: James O’Mullane, Joe Ryan, Tomas Collins: Eoghan Clifford, Seán Warren, Brian Hinchion. Sub: Greg Fitton 49.

U21B Football Championship

(A) Robert Emmett’s 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 Emmett’s v B, C v Naomh Abán

U 21 C Football Championship

Quarter-Final: St Kevin’s 2-12 Iveleary 0—9
Semi-Finals: St Kevins v Carrig na bhFear, Dromtarriffe v Clonakilty B
St Kevin’s 2 – 12 Iveleary 0 - 9
Muskerry champions Iveleary had several disadvantages facing into this county championship quarter final game at Mourneabbey; they were forced to line out without their injured captain Finbarr McSweeney, had to increase their starting team from the Mid Cork 13 to a full 15 and were opposed by a team drawn from two clubs, Ballyclough and Milford. Add in the fact that Mourneabbey could hardly be considered a venue equidistant to both sides and the Muskerry boys were really up against it!
Iveleary managed to be more than competitive in the first half which finished level at 0-6 each. The sides were level at 0-3 at the end of the opening quarter after being twice level prior to that and while St Kevins twice went two points clear subsequently they could not shake off the Iveleary boys who drew level with the last two points of the first half and could have been in front had they availed of all their opportunities in this period.
The game was effectively decided in the ten minutes after the restart. St Kevins had a point within a minute and followed immediately with a goal to which they added two points to take a commanding 1-9 to 0-6 lead. Thereafter the stronger North Cork side were never going to be pulled back and a second goal in the 51st minute ended any slim hopes of an Iveleary victory even though they fought to the end and had the final two points of the game.
Iveleary scorers: Chris Óg Jones 0-5, Conor O’Leary 0-3,l Barry O’Leary 0-1.
Iveleary: Josh Pickering: Liam Cotter, Ciarán O’Riordan, Tim O’Dea: Christopher O’Donovan, Ciarán Galvin, Shane O’Dea: Barry O’Leary, Conor O’Leary: Michael Cummins, Eoghan Clancy, James O’Donovan: Mortimer Cotter, Chris Óg Jones, Isaac Connaughton. Subs: Ian McSweeney, Patrick Hallissey, Finbarr McSweeney (Injured).

Cork County Hurling Championship 2017

Senior Hurling Championship

One Mid Cork team: Muskerry, now qualified for Round Three.
Round 2A (WINNERS from Round 1)
Midleton 2-25 Érin’s Ówn 4-15 aet
Carbery 0-9 Na Piarsaigh 1-29
Imokilly 1-26 UCC 3-10
Blackrock 1-21 Ballymartle 1-17
CIT 1-14 Newcestown 2-17
Duhallow 2-13 Sarsfields 3-22
Round 2B (LOSERS from Round 1& Preliminary Round)
Bride Rovers 1-19 Avondhu 0-19
MUSKERRY 4-19 Carrigdhoun 2-14
Carrigtwohill 0-14 Bandon 2-18
Bishopstown v Ballyhea
Newtownshandrum 1-18 Youghal 1-13
Killeagh v Douglas
Glen Rovers 1-22 St Finbarrs 4-11
Round 3: UCC, Duhallow, Erin’s Own, Carbery, Ballymartle, CIT, Bride Rovers, Bandon, Newtownshandrum, Glen Rovers
Round 4: Imokilly, Sarsfields, Midleton, Na Piarsaigh, Blackrock, Newcestown
Relegation group: Avondhu, Carrigtwohill, Youghal, St Finbarrs
Muskerry 4 – 19 Carrigdhoun 2 – 14
Muskerry hurlers are through to the third round of the senior championship after a deserved win over Carrigdhoun at Ballygarvan in very damp conditions. Muskerry had put up a fine display in their first round defeat by Bandon and the spirit on display that day was again in evidence this time round as the Mid Cork standard bearers had too much energy and craft for the home side. In a very even first half Muskerry led for most of the way but Carrigdhoun drew level five minutes from the break. Muskerry then went back in front with a second goal from Dan O’Connell, led by four points at the break and a goal from hardworking Seán Bourke really put them in control minutes after the resumption, 3-11 to 1-9 in front. They never lost control to the finish and in the conditions gave a very satisfactory performance, one which should give them confidence for the challenges ahead.
Seán Bourke opened the scoring with a point after one minute and points from Stephen Lohan, Bourke and Peter Philpott had Muskerry four to the good before the first Carrigdhoun point in the 7th minute. Four points for the home side drew only one in reply from Muskerry through Bourke and it was 0-5 each in the 18th minute. Kevin Hallissey fired over a lead point and then his sideline cut went loose in the Carrigdhoun square and Dan O’Connell got the tip to get the ball over the line. Two points from David Bowen were split by a Carrigdhoun goal and the home side added three points to again draw level five minutes from the break. Kevin Hallissey pointed to put Muskerry back in front, a Hallissey penalty was stopped but went loose and Dan O’Connell swept the ball to the net and Bowen added a point before a Carrigdhoun point close the first half scoring with Muskerry leading by 2-10 to 1-9.
A point from a Hallissey free on the restart was followed by a goal from Seán Bourke, a deserved reward for his spirited play, and Muskerry, eight points now in front were never going to lose control subsequently. Mark Verling, Hallissey and O’Connell all had points before Kevin Hallissey fired home a great fourth Muskerry goal after a superb pass from Bowen. John Cooper had a point to add to four more points from Sean Bourke, leaving Muskerry in an unassailable position and a late Carrigdhoun goal merely improved the scoreline for the disappointing home side.
Muskerry scorers: D O’Connell 2-1, S Bourke 1-7 (0-1f), K Hallissey 1-4 (0-2f), D Bowen 0-3, S Lohan, P Philpott, M Verling and J Cooper 0-1 each.
Muskerry: John O’Keeffe (Inniscarra): John O’Callaghan (Inniscarra), Paul O’Leary (Blarney), Kevin O’Neill (Grenagh): John Cooper (Éire Óg), Peter Philpott (Blarney), Niall O’Doherty (Grenagh): Conor Hayes (Dripsey), Cian Dorgan (Ballincollig):Mark Verling (Cloughduv), Stephen Lohan (Blarney), Kevin Hallissey (Éire Óg): Dan O’Connell (Inniscarra), Seán Bourke (Grenagh), David Bowen(Ballincollig). Subs: Mark O’Sullivan (Dripsey), Conor Cotter (Kilmichael), Aidan Ahern (Cloughduv), Paul Kirwan (Éire Óg), Alan McEvoy (Blarney).
CIT lost to Newcestown at Brinny but will have another chance of advancement in Round Three. Tomás O’Connor of Inniscarra and Eoin O’Shea of Éire Óg both lined out with the students.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

2 Mid Cork teams: Blarney and Inniscarra. Blarney are now in Rd 3, Inniscarra are out of championship contention and in the relegation play offs.
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Ballinhassig 0-18 Carrigaline 0-13
BLARNEY 1-21 Mallow 5-18
Charleville v Kanturk
Kilworth 0-12 Cloyne 2-14
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1)
INNISCARRA 0-12 Valley Rovers 1-21
Watergrasshill 3-12 Courceys 2-17
Fr O’Neills 5-17 Castlelyons 3-20 draw
Fermoy 4-12 Tracton 0-7
Round 3: 2A losers v 2B winners
Kilworth, Fermoy, Carrigaline, Blarney, Valley Rovers, Courcey Rovers
Round 4: Ballinhassig, Mallow, Cloyne
Relegation Play Offs: Inniscarra, Watergrasshill, Tracton
Inniscarra 0 – 12 Valley Rovers 1 – 21
Inniscarra were well beaten by an in-form Valley Rovers at Páirc uí Rinn and are now out of this year’s championship having lost twice. Valley Rovers gave an awesome performance and had their coach Mickey O’Connell from Midleton raving about their potential after the game. The Valleys are a huge physical team and will take beating.
Inniscarra knew that they were up against it going into the game and their fears were quickly realised. Valleys hit the ground running and were 0-8 to 0-2 in front after the opening 18 minutes, having had their claims for a goal disallowed, confusion reigning about whether the ball had hit the back bar or the crossbar. At half time it was 0-14 to 0-5, a clear indication of the winner’s superiority in that opening half. A goal for the Inishannon side six minutes into the second half was the icing on the cake but not needed really to establish the winners clear superiority on this occasion against a weakened Inniscarra side who had defeated them in the second round last year.
Inniscarra scorers: Aidan O’Mahony 0-7 (0-6fs), P O’Donoghue 0-2, Tomás O’Connor, Dan O’Connell, K Rice 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: John O’Keeffe: John O’Callaghan, John O’Brien, B O’Mahony: Ger Burke, Stephen Olden, D Carroll: Tomás O’Connor, Andrew McCarthy: Kieran Rice, P O’Donoghue, Conor Buckley: Dan O’Connell, Stephen Dornan, Aidan O’Mahony. Subs: Tim Murphy 40, S O’Mahony 44, M Nagle 53.
Blarney 1 – 21 Mallow 5 – 18
Those who were at this game at Mourneabbey were lucky indeed as it was a wonderful championship contest. The first half was totally absorbing with a plethora of quality scores and the two teams were neck and neck to the break when Blarney led by 0-14 to 1-10. Danny Whyte opened the scoring for Blarney in the first minute, followed by two fine scores from Mark Coleman – the first from a free and the second from a sideline cut. Blarney had the benefit of the breeze and led by 0-9 to 0-5 after 15 minutes. Mallow responded well, a point in the 18th minute being quickly followed by a goal a minute later to level the scores. The remainder of the half was very even, with Blarney getting some fine points through Colin Murphy and Stephen Lohan.
The second half started well for Blarney, with Colin Murphy and Shane Mulcahy slotting two points in the first two minutes to stretch the lead to three. Mallow came again though, and levelled with a goal and three minutes later slammed in another followed by a point to gain dominance. Mark O’Leary and Mark Coleman responded with points for Blarney and the game was still very much up for grabs until Mallow claimed their fourth goal in the 54th minute, followed by a fifth three minutes later. Blarney refused to throw in the towel and Mark Coleman buried a goal from a free with two minutes remaining but it was too little, too late and Mallow ran out comfortable winners in the end. Blarney can made their mark still through progression from Round 3.
Blarney scorers: M Coleman 1-8 (1-6 frees, 0-1 sideline), C Murphy 0-5, S Lohan, P Philpott, S Mulcahy 0-2 each, D Whyte, M O’Leary 0-1 each.
Blarney team: Conor Murphy: David Walsh, Paul O’Leary, Cormac O’Mahony: Seán Crowley, Joe Jordan, Alan McEvoy: Peter Philpott, Mark Coleman: Danny Whyte, Colin Murphy, Stephen Lohan: Ray Murphy, David Cremen, Shane Mulcahy. Subs: Conor Power h/t, Mark O’Leary h/t, Mark Cremin 36, Keith Costello 53, Paul O’Connor.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

6 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra 2nds.
Ballincollig are through to Round Four, Éire Óg are in Round Three; Inniscarra B, Grenagh and Dripsey are out of the championship race and face the relegation play offs.
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Barryroe 1-9 Kilbrittain 2-16
AGHABULLOGUE 1-14 Mayfield 2-15
Sarsfields 2-19 Aghada 3-14
Blackrock 0-14 ÉIRE ÓG 0-12
Midleton 2-21 Glen Rovers 2-21 draw aet.
Douglas 0-11 BALLINCOLLIG 0-16
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1 & Preliminary Round)
Kildorrery 2-13 St Finbarrs 0-17
Dungourney 0-15 INNISCARRA 0-10
GRENAGH 1-17 Castlemartyr 4-16
Milford 3-15 Ballymartle 2-16
Argideen Rangers 0-16 DRIPSEY 0-12
Na Piarsaigh 1-17 Ballygarvan 2-14 draw
Ballinhassig 4-22 Carrigaline 1-14
Meelin - a bye
Round 3: Barryroe, Aghabullogue, Éire Óg, Ballinhassig, Dungourney, Milford, Aghada, Douglas, Kildorrery, Castlemartyr, Argideen Rangers
Round 4: Kilbrittain, Mayfield, Blackrock, Sarsfields, Ballincollig
Eliminated: Inniscarra B, Carrigaline B, St Finbarrs B, Grenagh, Ballymartle B, Dripsey,
Ballincollig 0 – 16 Douglas 0 – 11
Ballincollig, although short a few prominent regulars, were just that little bit too good for Douglas at Church Road. Playing against the wind, Ballincollig still managed to be in the lead at the break on a 0-6 to 0-5 scoreline and in the third quarter enhanced their chances of victory by moving into a 0-13 to 0-7 lead. Douglas had a good fighting last quarter but Ballincollig matched them score for score and stayed in control.
Ciarán O’Sullivan, outstanding at midfield, gave Ballincollig an early lead but Douglas then hit over three points in a row to lead. The accuracy of Cian Dorgan from frees kept Ballincollig in contention and a late point from Conor Kinsella gave them their one point interval lead. Robbie Bourke and Seán Walsh did well in the Ballincollig attack on the resumption with the supply of quality ball from wing backs Ciarán O’Sullivan and Mark Prendergast, Dorgan and Conor Kinsella at midfield. Douglas, who had a few players of senior experience available, did not give in and fought on bravely to the finish but Ballincollig defended well and retained control.
Ballincollig scorers: C Dorgan 0-6 (0-4f), S Walsh and R Bourke 0-3 each, E Hegarty, C Kinsella, C O’Sullivan and S Coughlan 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Ronan Cambridge: Conor Sexton, James O’Leary, Ross O’Donovan: Ciarán O’Sulllivan, Rory O’Doherty, Mark Prendergast: Cian Dorgan, Conor Kinsella: Peter O’Neill, Eoin Hegarty, Stephen Coughlan: Luke Fahy, Seán Walsh, Robbie Bourke. Subs: Shane Murphy 37-51 blood, 54.

Aghabullogue 1 – 14 Mayfield 2 – 15
Mayfield, last year’s county, provincial and All Ireland Junior hurling champions, are through to the fourth round of the county intermediate championship after a four point win over Aghabullogue at Blarney. The pivotal moment in the game came in the 40th minute when the teams were level and Aghabullogue lost a player to a second yellow card which handed the advantage to the city side. Thereafter Mayfield upped the pressure and 14 man Aghabullogue just could not contain them. Aghabullogue still have the consolation of being able to advance if they can win their third round game.
Mayfield got a great start with a goal after fifteen seconds. Nine minutes later, after Aghabullogue had fought back well, Mayfield struck for another goal to lead by 2-2 to 0-4. Again Aghabullogue responded with great spirit and five points in a row in a ten minute spell had them a point in front, 0-9 to 2-2. Mayfield levelled and went a point up but Aghabullogue scorer-in-chief, Mathew Bradley tied the scores at half time on a 2-4 to 0-10 scoreline. The teams were very evenly matched and it was anybody’s game at this stage.
Full forward Dhani Merrick fired Aghabullogue into the lead with a smashing goal two minutes into the second half but back came Mayfield with a series of points to regain parity. Then came the loss of John Corkery form the Aghabullogue attack and Mayfield got an edge but still Aghabullogue stayed in touch and only a point separated the teams at the three quarter stage. The extra man told however and in the closing quarter of a very intense game, Mayfield hit over four points to one for Aghabullogue to maintain their winning championship sequence.
Scorers for Aghabullogue: M Bradley 0-9 (0-6f), D Merrick 1-0, Donal Twomey 0-2, P Twomey, N BarryMurphy and J Buckley 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Aidan Barry Murphy, Eamonn Murphy, Jerome Corkery: Michael Dennehy, Niall Buckley, Denis Quinlan: John Buckley, Niall BarryMurphy: Donal Twomey, Mathew Bradley, John Corkery: Páidí Twomey, Dhani Merrick, Shane Tarrant. SUBS: Dan Twomey 40, David Moynihan 52, Ryan Dennehy 54.

Dripsey 0 – 12 Argideen Rangers 0 – 16
Dripsey are into the relegation battle zone after this defeat by Argideen at Cloughduv. Argideen limited Dripsey to a one point interval lead after playing against the wind in the first half and then began to dominate proceedings when wind assisted in the second half though they did not break clear until the final quarter.
The teams were level at 0-4 after the first quarter, Pat and Michael O’Riordan, Mark O’Sullivan and John Carey scoring a point apiece for Dripsey. Dripsey then went into a three point lead with points from Diarmuid O’Riordan, Eoghan Maher, and the O’Sullivan brothers but Argideen finished the half strongly and they were in a good position at the break only a point in arrears, 0-8 for Dripsey to Argideen’s 0-7.
Dripsey did have the first score of the second half from Mark O’Sulllivan but points from frees edged Argideen in front even though Gary Murphy had a Dripsey point as his side were 0-11 to 0-10 in arrears at the three quarter mark. David O’Sullivan hit a Dripsey point to level matters but Argideen were on the ascendency and four points in a row left them clear with Dripsey now needing a goal to help save the day. Mark O’Sulllivan almost got in but his rasping shot went narrowly wide and instead it was Argideen who had the last score, a point from their free taker John M O’Callaghan to keep an unbridgeable gap between the teams.
Dripsey scorers: M O’Sullivan 0-3, J Carey 0-2, D O’Sullivan 0-2, M O’Riordan 0-1 (f), D O’Riordan, P O’Riordan, E Maher and G Murphy 0-1 each.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley: James Cotter, John O’Riordan, John Carey: Pádraig O’Riordan, Conor Hayes: Stephen Desmond-Murray, David O’Sulllivan, Michael O’Riordan: Diarmuid O’Riordan, Mark O’Sulllivan, Eoghan Maher. Subs: Gary Murphy h/t, Shane Burke 33, Dean O’Sullivan and Seán Murphy 46.
Grenagh 1 – 17 Castlemartyr 4 – 16
When Castlemartyr led by 2-4 to 0-3 after the opening ten minutes, Grenagh were in trouble early on when only the industry and accuracy of Sean Bourke kept them from being overwhelmed. A goal from a Seán Bourke free was a big boost for Grenagh and further points from the big man and points from Tom Kenny and John Russell left them four points adrift at the break, 2-8 to 1-7 the score.
Within five minutes of the restart, Grenagh had the gap down to a single point with two points from Seán Bourke and another from Tom Kenny but then disaster befell them when Castlemartyr hit two goals and five points without reply in a devastating eight minute burst. It was ;now clearly all over but Grenagh never gave up and in fact in the final quarter outscored the winners by seven points to three but the gap between the teams was too great to close and the East Cork side advance to round three with Grenagh heading for the dreaded relegation section after two consecutive defeats.
Grenagh scorers: S Bourke 1-8 (1-6fs), T Kenny 0-5 (0-3f), N Doherty, C Kenny, L Walsh, J Russell 0-1 each.
Grenagh: C Buckley: P McCarthy, Gerry Russell, S Cronin: Kelvin Cummings, Neil Doherty, Conor Kenny: Kevin O’Neill, L Walsh: C O’Sullivan, Tom Kenny, Seán Bourke: P McSweeney, John Russell, P BarryMurphy. Subs: S Lehane 52, A Kiely 56.

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship

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 Senior Football Final

Kerry 1-23 Cork 0-15
The result of the Munster final was as bad as had been feared by many who would be genuine followers of Cork football. The season now is doomed and the attention must turn to the years ahead and the putting in place of a competent and inspiring management team, properly resourced.
Peter Kelleher of Kilmichael was the only player from the Muskerry division to make the 26 man panel announced for the final at Killarney and he never saw action at any stage, for the first time this year.

Munster Junior Football final

Kerry 4-24 Cork 3-20 aet
Two goals in the first period of extra-time helped Kerry to a fourth consecutive Munster JFC title at Páirc Uí Rinn. Cork had held a slender advantage entering the three minutes of additional time but two Kerry points put the visitors ahead and Cork were saved by a Killian O’Hanlon Cork equaliser two and a half minutes into stoppage time to leave the score at 2-17 each at the end of regulation time. Cork had led 1-11 to 0-9 at the interval after being 0-6 to 0-2 behind 14 minutes in. Cork, while creating chances, were letting themselves down with their finish but did get in for a goal after 15 minutes, Ronan O’Toole blasting to the Kerry net. On the restart, Cork registering 1-1 without reply to move 2-12 to 0-9 in front by the 33rd minute, a nine point lead. Kerry came back with 2-4 in a row to go into a narrow lead and it was nip and tuck to the end of regulation time. Philip O’Connor and Tomás Ó Sé got the vital Kerry goals in the 69th and 70th minutes to finally break Cork’s resistance.
Scorers for Cork: A O’Connor (0-11, 0-6 frees); R O’Toole (2-1); E Buckley (1-2); K O’Hanlon (0-3); D O’Regan, ST O’Sullivan, R O’Callaghan (0-1 each)
Cork: A Casey (Kiskeam); K Histon (Cobh), P Murphy (Bandon), P Clancy (Fermoy); D O’Regan (St Vincent’s), B Daly (Newmarket), J Cronin (Lisgoold); Miceál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán), Ronan O’Toole (Éire Óg); R Downey (Delaneys), K O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), R Harkin (Mallow); E Buckley (St Michael’s), S Hickey (Rockchapel), A O’Connor (Knocknagree).
Subs: S T O’Sullivan (Garnish) (40); L O’Neill (Kanturk) (51); R O’Callaghan (Fermoy) (66); Mathew Bradley (Aghabullogue) (70); D Colfer (Glanworth) (77)

Munster Senior Hurling Final

A huge crowd from all over the county is expected to follow Cork hurlers to Thurles for the Munster Hurling final against Clare and supporters from Muskerry wish Cork, and in particular Mark Coleman from Blarney, every good fortune in what is a very difficult assignment. The performances of the senior hurling team has worked wonders for the general mood of Cork people this year to date and long may they continue to thrill and entertain us.

Electric Ireland Munster MHC Semi-Final

Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-21 (AET)
Evan Sheehan’s goal from a 20m free, in the 83rd minute, salvaged a dramatic draw for Cork minor hurlers after a gripping Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling semi-final in Thurles. It was a quite enthralling encounter and while Sheehan had to face five Tipp players on the line, it was perhaps inevitable that he would find the net to rescue Cork once again. In the second half of normal time, Cork had come from six points down to level in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Robert Downey on target. Tipp then looked to have won it when Jake Morris pointed, but Downey responded again as the sides finished level at 0-16 to 1-13
Cork were three points up, 0-7 to 0-4, by the 18th minute but then Tipp hit 1-3 without reply and led by 1-7 to 0-8 at the interval. The second half promised much and really delivered but there was even better to come later in extra time..
Scorers for Cork: Brian Turnbull 0-9 (5fs), Daire Connery 0-7 (5fs), Evan Sheehan 1-0 (f), Robert Downey 0-2, Diarmuid Linehan, Liam O’Shea and Declan Hanlon 0-1 each.
CORK: Ger Collins; Conor O’Callaghan, Sean O’Leary-Hayes, Eoin Roche; James Keating, Ger Millerick, Ross Howell; Daire Connery, Diarmuid Lenihan; Craig Hanafin, Liam O’Shea, Brian Roche; Evan Sheehan, Robert Downey, Brian Turnbull.
Subs: Aaron Walsh Barry (30), Barry Murphy 38, Colin O'Brien 47, Declan Hanlon, Blarney 50, O'Shea 64, David Jones 70, Sheehan 77.
Additional Panels Members: Jordan Murray of Ballìncollig and Conor Power of Blarney.

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, Iveleary, Aghinagh, Ballincollig, Éire Óg and Donoughmore are all through to the third round having won their first round games. They are now joined in that round by Clondrohid and Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh with two games remaining to be decided in Round Two.
Round 2:
Clondrohid 1-13 Blarney 0-8
Kilmichael v Inniscarra
Canovee v Dripsey
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh - a bye
Clondrohid 1 – 13 Blarney 0 – 8
The final scoreline suggests an easy canter for Clondrohid but in fact this 2nd round game at Carrigadrohid was anything but, and for the first 40 minutes victory often looked to be heading Blarney’s way. The men from the tourist village, despite being short seven starters from the previous round, led by 0-4 to 0-3 at the interval, and it should have been a lot more, and had added a further point to the gap when two vital incidents occurred in the 40th minute, Blarney messing up a golden goal chance at one end and immediately after, Clondrohid’s Mark Creed slotted home a goal at the other end which gave his side the lead for the first time, 1-4 to 0-6. Thereafter the course of this game was irreversibly altered and Clondrohid outscored the losers by nine points to two in the remaining twenty minutes.
Play in the first half was pretty uninspiring with Blarney dominating and scoring points in the 10th, 20th and 21st minutes without any reply from a very subdued Clondrohid side. Darren Dineen at last got a point for Clondrohid to open their account in the 23rd minute and he added appoint from a free two minutes later but Blarney replied with a point before Darren Dineen had a third Clondrohid point just before the break to leave Blarney leading by 0-4 to 0-3 at that stage. Clondrohid can thank their goalkeeper John Corkery, excellent defending, particularly by Trevor O’Brien and Brian Corcoran, and poor shooting by Blarney for the fact that their interval deficit was not a lot worse.
The second half opened following the same pattern as the first, with a point for Blarney followed by a Paddy Lynch point for Clondrohid in the 36th minute and another point for the eastern side in three minutes later to make it 0-6 to 0-4. Then came the transformation in fortunes following Mark Creed’s goal which was followed by a Mathew McDonagh point from a free to which Blarney replied through Cormac O’Mahony with a point in the 47th minute to stay only the one point in arrears. Jeremy O’Sullivan’s point for Clondrohid in the 49th minute opened the floodgates being the first of four points in as many minutes, all for the winners, and when Blarney’s Conor Foley had their last point in the 55th minute to reduce the deficit to four points 1-9 to 0-8, the Clondrohid reply was devastating with another four points in the final minutes to further embellish the victory margin and give them their place in the third round draw.
Clondrohid scorers: M Creed 1-0, D Dineen 0-4 (0-1f), M McDonagh 0-3 (0-2f), S Creed 0-3, P Lynch, J O’Sullivan and D Lynch 0-1 each.
Clondrohid: John Corkery: Chris Flanagan, Trevor O’Brien, Conor O’Leary: Sean O’Callaghan, Brian Corcoran, Jeremy O’Sullivan: Mathew McDonagh, Shane Dineen: Shane Creed, Paddy Lynch, Conor Flanagan: Mark Creed, Stephen O’Riordan, Darren Dineen. Subs: Daniel O’Mahony, David Lynch, Cillian Lynch, Denis O’Riordan, James Kelleher.
Blarney : Shane Jordan: Vince O'Mahony, Johnny Barrett, MJ Shine: Dan McSweeney, Cormac O'Mahony, Eamonn O'Mahony: Conor Foley, Paul O'Leary: Mark O'Leary, John Daniel Good, Colin Murphy: Mark Cremin, Scott Vickery, David Cremen.
Referee: Mr Gerard Ahern, Canovee.

MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

All 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 Western sides Iveleary and Kilmichael also 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 have lost to Donoughmore, 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. Round 3 qualifiers to date: Cloughduv, Kilmichael, Ballinora, Iveleary, Donoughmore, Blarney or Gleann na Laoi, Ballincollig (or possibly Gleann).
Round 1
A Cloughduv 5 – 29 Ballincollig 1 - 4
B Kilmichael 1-13 Donoughmore 1-10
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 1-8 Donoughmore 2-17
Ballincollig - a bye (OR Ballincollig v Gleann, IF Gleann lose to Blarney)

Donoughmore 2 – 17 Éire Óg 1 - 8
Donoughmore, surprised by Kilmichael in the first round, got their championship challenge back on track with a good win over a weakened Éire Óg side at Ballincollig. Donoughmore struck for their two goals in the opening ten minutes and were in control from there to the finish. William Murphy got the first goal after 6 minutes, ushering the sliotar to the net after it had rebouned out to him and Darren Lucey got their second from a very tight angle three minutes later.
Donoughmore led 2-4 to 0-3 after the first quarter. Éire Óg side battled gamely, and scored two points from Brian Kirwan frees. The winners dominated the final ten minutes of the half, scoring five consecutive points to lead 2-9 to 0-5 at the break.
Both sides traded points on the changeover, aqnd then Donoughmore goalkeeper Kenneth Cullinane pulled off a fine save, to deny Paul Ryan from close range. The impressive Shane Healy, was very accurate from frees and he pushed his side eleven points clear, 2-11 to 0-6. Donoughmore had three further points in a row, two from Shane Healy with two and another from Darragh O’ Shea, before Éire Óg hit back with 1-1 in 60 seconds, Diarmuid Dineen’s point, followed by Ross McCarthy raising a green flag from close range in a crowded area.
Donoughmore hit three of the last four points in the final minutes to cruise to victory.
Scorers: Donoughmore: S Healy 0-9 (0-6f), D Lucey 1-2, W Murphy 1-0, D O’ Shea 0-2, J Twomey 0-2, S O’ Connor 0-1, L Barry 0-1. Éire Óg: B Kirwan 0-3 (0-3f), R McCarthy 1-0, A O’ Herlihy 0-1, D Dineen 0-1, P Ryan 0-1, C Kelly 0-1, J Malone 0-1.
Donoughmore: Kenneth Cullinane: Aidan Corkery, James Looney, Laurence Barry: Aidan O’ Brien, K Hogan, Leon Cogan: Aidan O’ Shea, J O’ Mahony: Stephen O’ Connor, Jamie Twomey, William Murphy: D O’ Shea, Darren Lucey, Shane Healy. Subs: M Foley (46), Alan Savage (55).
Éire Óg: Conor Keane: Seán O’ Flynn, Andy O’ Herlihy, Seán Desmond: Ross McCarthy, Kieran O’ Sullivan, Cathal Mullins: Cian O’ Mahony, Diarmuid Dineen: Paul Ryan, Chris Kelly, Cillian Sheehan: John Malone, Tim O’ Leary, Brian Kirwan. Subs: Ciarán Hutchinson (25), Ronan Sills (44), Daniel Cotter (44).
Referee: Mr Jerry Masters (Kilmichael)

Camogie Championships

Cork 1-27 Limerick 0 – 11
In Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2017, Cork made it two from two in surprisingly easy fashion as they dispensed with Limerick at Páirc Uí Rinn. While the Rebel win would not have been a surprise, the 19-point margin most certainly was, especially as Limerick had defeated them in the Munster Final at the beginning of June. Paudie Murray would have been delighted with his charges in the first half as they accumulated a whopping 17 points, compared to just five for Limerick. It was a stroll in the second half. Katrina Mackey, who passed a late fitness test, finished with 11 points while Orla Cotter scored a second-half goal to finish with 1-5. Amy O’Connor and Orla Cronin provided four points each.
It was Katrina Mackey who opened the scoring before Mulcahy slotted over a placed ball inside the opening minute. A Cork brace through the outstanding Orla Cotter and equally impressive Amy O’Connor put Cork two ahead before Orla Curtin split the posts for Limerick on 3. Four unanswered points from Cork, through Orla Cronin, Cotter and two from Mackey, saw Cork open up a five point lead on 11. Cotter pointed a 40m placed ball before a further three unanswered points through O’Connor, Cotter and Cronin saw Cork surge into a nine point lead on 17. Mulcahy and Cotter exchanged placed balls before Rebecca Delee pointed for Limerick to register their fourth on 20. Cotter showed hard work and effort to point on 21 and with it, bring the Cork’s tally to 13 before Hannah Looney got on the scoreboard on 24. Mulcahy slotted over a 25 metre placed ball 5 minutes from the short whistle before three unanswered Cork points in the closing five from Cronin, Ashling Thompson and a Cotter free saw the half time scoreline read Cork 0-17 Limerick 0-05.
The second half resumed with Cork maintaining their dominance and they had five on the board through Cronin, Mackey – 2, a Cotter placed ball, and Looney before Mulcahy pointed a 20m free. Two Cotter frees either side of a Mulcahy placed ball put Cork 0-24 to 0-07 to the good on 43. A Mulcahy brace brought Limerick to nine on 49 before Amy O’Connor and Caoimhe Costelloe exchanged points to see the score 0-25 to 0-10 with 52 on the clock. Cotter and O’Connor slotted over two more before Mackey goaled when she kicked to the net on 58 after an earlier effort had come back off the upright. Cliona Lane pointed for Limerick, before Murray was forced to save on 60 when Mulcahy unleashed a 20m free at goal. Full time score Cork 1-27, Limerick 0-11.
Cork 3- 18 Wexford 0 – 9
Cork became the first team to reach the knockout stages of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2017, when they notched up a third win in as many games, while dismissing Wexford with ease at Páirc Uí Rinn. The visitors were unable to land a glove on their hosts and trailed at the interval by 1-9 to 0-2. Orla Cotter, Katrina Mackey and Amy O’Connor were all multiple point-scorers before O’Connor was dragged down in the square just before the break and goalkeeper, Aoife Murray, made the long journey up the pitch to bury the sliotar in the Wexford net.
The Model County girls improved in the second half but it was very easy for Cork as Cotter, Mackey, Gemma O’Connor and Ashling Thompson all shot points before Niamh McCarthy and Leanne O’Sullivan pounced for late goals.
Cork: Aoife Murray, Leanne O’Sullivan, Rena Buckley (capt.), M. Cahalane, L. Treacy, Gemma O’Connor, C. Sigerson, Libby Coppinger, Ashling Thompson, Amy O’Connor, Orla Cronin, Orla Cotter, H. Looney, Niamh McCarthy, Katrina Mackey. Subs: P. Mackey for C. Sigerson (50)

2016 champions, Kilkenny, needed an injury time point to deny Clare a famous victory at Nowlan Park where it finished all square, 1-14 to 3-8. Galway were far too strong for Waterford, prevailing by 5-28 to 1-10 at Kenny Park.
Group 1 Fixtures: July 8 Galway v Kilkenny; Waterford v Dublin. July 15 Clare v Galway; Kilkenny v Dublin.
Group 2 Fixtures. July 15 Offaly v Cork; Wexford v Tipperary. July 22 Limerick v Wexford; Offaly v Tipperary.

Intermediate Championship: Cork v Meath on July 8 and Cork v Laois on July 22.

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Mark Coleman, Blarney GAA and Cork Senior Hurler, receiving the Muskerry GAA /Auld Triangle Sports Award for June from Kitty Walsh, Auld Triangle in the presence of his parents, Ray and Anne, sisters, Claire and Karen and grandparents, Tim and Eileen.© Mike English

Auld Triangle /Muskerry GAA Sports Star Award

The winner of the Auld Triangle/Muskerry GAA Sports Star of the month award for May was Mark Coleman of Blarney. Mark is a member of the Cork senior hurling team and gave an outstanding performance in the county’s victory over Tipperary in the Munster quarter final in May. (Mark subsequently was voted RTE Man of the Match in the semi final win over Waterford).
Mark received his award at a ceremony hosted by the Auld Triangle which was attended by family friends and clubmates who joined with officers of the Muskerry GAA board in honouring the young man’s achievements to date and to wish him well in the Munster Final against Clare.
Mark is son of former Blarney hurler Ray Coleman and his wife, Ann Creed, a native of Carrigaphooka.

Reliable Referee

Macroom referee, David Murnane, was in charge of the Munster Minor football final on Sunday last when Kerry annihilated Clare at Killarney. David is one of the most respected referees in Muskerry and is increasingly being used at county level also for senior championship games. On Sunday last, his standby referee was clubmate, John Ryan, another very busy referee in Muskerry and in the county and this latest recognition of both is a fitting reward for the years of dedication both have put into the process of becoming the knowledgeable and sensible referees they are . On Sunday, David was assisted by his team of Conor Buttimer, Michael O’Brien, Christy Murphy and Timmy McCarthy as umpires, Jason Murphy of Kilmurry as Sideline Official, with John Ryan and Pa O’Driscoll of Bride Rovers as linesnmen.

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Laochra Óg team at Féile in Carlow ©

Laochra Óg

Laochra Óg 10-5 Ibane Gaels 1-5
Great U14 league result. The boys took control from the start and there was little Ibane could do with goals from five different forwards in the first half alone. Things didn't let up in the second half and the win was never in doubt. Thanks to Ibane for the good sporting game and to Con O Leary with the Cart bus and team sponsor Macroom Opticians. Well done to our u10 Camogie girls who played 4 games in a go game blitz against Ballinascarthy, Eire Óg, Kilbree and Cloughduv. Well done Laochra Óg on a great performance. Keep up the practising at home, remember 10/15 minutes a day. Thanks to all involved and sponsors Matt Murphy Pharmacy.
50/50 Club Development Draw Winner of Draw No. 1 John O'Shea, Coolcareen €405 and the sellers prize of €25 goes to Derry Murphy. The winner of Draw No. 2 was Bridget Keoghan, Kilbeggan € 200 voucher for Advanced Pitstop and the seller’s prize of €25 went to Ian Keoghan. Next draw will take place on July 16th.
Camp 4 Champs Hurling and Camogie Ballyvourney Coláiste Ghobnatan pitch Tuesday August 15th to 17th. From 10.30am to 2 p.m. each day. Camp open to boys and girls from u6 to u14. Youngest children born 2011 or already club members. Camp prices €35 for child one, Child two €35 Child three €25 and fourth child and thereafter free from same family. Free Laochra Óg Club membership to new comers who register join, and take part in the camp. Register by simply texting age and name of child to {087} 9437272 before August 4th. Pay on the day August 15th.
Laochra Óg would like to thank local businesses, schools and organisations for the use of their buildings for our monthly Committee Meetings during the year. Macroom Sports Complex, Ballyvourney National School, Renanirree Hall and Clondrohid Community hall.

Laochra Óg at Féile

What a fantastic weekend Laochra Óg had at the national Camogie Féile in Carlow. We first found out we were going in February and a lot of work went into the planning of it since then. Thanks to everyone who supported our tea party fundraiser and James and Katrina Hickey who kindly sponsored our Féile jerseys. Our host club was Setanta GAA and we were met with the warmest welcome and hospitality. The host families looked after our girls and mentors so well and treated them like one of their own. We played 2 games on Friday evening and then the girls went to the host houses to start making their Féile memories. We played Setanta on Saturday morning and travelled to Carnew to take on St Ann's of Kilkenny in the quarter final and won. That night there was a disco and it was lovely to see all the girls mixing and having fun. Laochra Óg received a beautiful commemorative plaque from Setanta club and we wish to thank all - the stewards at the gate, the officials, the catering staff, the host moms and dads and the boys and girls from Setanta club for their warm welcome and especially, to Mary Bates ,Secretary of Setanta club.
On Sunday we headed off to Dicksboro GAA club in Kilkenny for the semi final against Longford Slashers and came out on top, so we had a break in the shade before we took on Paulstown of Kilkenny in the final. This was a huge achievement to be one of the last 2 teams in our division. In sweltering heat our girls gave full effort for the whole game and at the final whistle we may have been beaten on the score board but did Laochra Óg proud and our captain, Emma Galvin, was presented with the runner up medals .
Danone Nutritia kindly sponsored bottled water for the weekend. Thank you to Colin, Cormac, John, Liam, Mary, Caroline and Katrina, the supporters, bus driver John Lucey. The girls were a credit to themselves and the club on and off the pitch. On the final part of our weekend we went to Thurles to see Cork take defeate Waterford and more importantly, our very own Roisin Murphy play for Cork in the primary games at half time. Roisin was representing Clondrohid N.S. We are all very proud of her and Cork beating Waterford was sweet too.
Our 1st Féile competition left us with great memories, winning, losing, contesting the final. We had lots of fun and look forward to our next Féile experience

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Rita and Bill Perrott present the William Perrot Memorial Trophy 2017 to Ann Barrett. Also included, Kilmichael Pitch and Putt Chairman, Sean O’Leary and Captain, Brendan Swanton ©Michael Kietz

Macroom FC

The Annual General meeting of Macroom FC took place at the clubhouse in Murrayfield on Thursday, June 29th. The meeting was well attended, with many relevant issues discussed as the club looks forward to a busy 2017/18 season. Chairperson, Denis Murray, thanked all officers and committee members for their great work over the last season. He also thanked the grounds committee for maintaining pitches and ensuring the clubhouse and dressing rooms are always well presented. All managers were complimented for their excellent work with the 17 teams who now represent Macroom FC.
The highlight of the season was the President's Cup victory by Macroom B on what was a memorable April night at Turner's Cross. Also, the Youths team finished as league runners up and Macroom A were placed in an encouraging 4th with a very young side. At underage level, the U14 boys team were promoted and also reached the Leonard Gould Cup final. The U12 and U14 girls both won promotion and the U12 team also played in the CWSSL Cup final at Turner's Cross. The U15s retained their status in the Premier league, which is a huge achievement, and Eoin Guiney was a member of the Cork Schoolboys league U15 team. Across all grades at underage level, teams were very competitive and the club Academy now boasts in excess of 200 players from ages 7-11.
Treasurer, JJ Murphy, gave a detailed statement on the club's finances. Macroom FC is in a healthy financial position but, as with any club, there are ongoing financial challenges.
Next up on the agenda was the election of officers and the following were elected: Chairperson: Denis Murray. Assistant Chairperson: Connie Foley. Life President: Willie O Riordan. Treasurer: JJ Murphy. Assistant Treasurer: Darrin Ring. Secretary: William O Riordan. P.R.O.: Darragh Deasy / Gearoid Griffin. Child Protection Officer: Leila Murphy. Insurance Officer: Denis Murray. Grounds Committee: Shane O Sullivan, Willie O Riordan, JJ Murphy, Hughie Kelleher. Lotto Committee: Noel O Riordan, Brian Murphy, Catherine O Connor, Tim Murphy, Connie Foley, David Shine.

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Fergal Deasy (1) winner of Macroom Scratch Cup, sponsored by Nutricia, receiving the trophy from Captain, Tom FitzGerald ©Lee Valley outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Results: Week 1. Seniors: 1st - Michael Lillis(16), Jim O'Connell(20), Robert P O'Hea(25) 45.9
Open Singles: 1st - Michael O'Mahony(22) 42pts
Munster Seniors Open singles - Cat 1: 1st-Barry Mills(11) 44pts, 2nd - Ted Murphy(9) 37pts Cat 2 1st - Maurice Moriarty(16) 41pts, 2nd - Jim O'Connell(20) 40pts Cat 3 - Paddy Barry Murphy(22) 38pts, 2nd - Michael Quealy(23) 37pts
Week 2. Club Singles: 1st - Denis O'Driscoll(19) 42pts, 2nd - Martin O'Mahony(12) 42pts, 3rd - Stephen P Wills(9) 42pts, Best Gross - Padraig O'Connor(1) 40pts, Best Senior - Noel Fuller(21) 39pts
Open Singles: 1st - Michael O'Mahony(21) 42 pts
Senior Scratch cup: 1st - Fergal Deasy(1) 71, 2nd - Ian O'Flynn (0) 72, 3rd - Mark Healy(1) 73,
Club Singles: 1st - Bob Fitzgerald(11) 63 nett, 2nd - Olan Haskett(11) 66 nett, 3rd - Stephen Duggan(17) 66 nett, Best Gross - Padraig O'Connor(0) 70, Senior - Jim O'Leary(18) 66 nett
May 9 Hole Singles: 1st - Padraig O'Connor(1) 23pts, 2nd - John O'Keeffe(12) 22pts
June Monthly 9 Hole Club Singles 1st - Michael O'Mahony(22) 23pts. 2nd - John O'Keeffe(12) 23pts
Fixtures. Tue – Seniors. Thur - Open singles Qualifier. Fri & Sun - Club singles. Sat - Monthly Medal.