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Ophelia’s Footprints – Monday, October 16 2017 ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Rusheen NS Bingo fundraiser in Aghinagh GAA hall on Thurs Oct 26 @ 8pm.
Dromleigh NS Hallowe’en Disco on Fri, 27th Oct from 7-9pm.
Art Exhibition opening, Sat 28th Oct at 6pm at Ballymaloe
Halloween Mid Term Bingo Wed 1st Nov at 8.30pm in Clondrohid Community Hall.
November Mass for deceased of parish in Clondrohid church, Fri Nov 3 at 7.30pm.
Laochra Óg A.G.M Fri 3rd of Nov at 8. 30 p.m. in Clondrohid Hall.
Clondrohid Development Group American Tea Party in the Hall on Sat Nov 4 at 8pm.
The Confirmation Suit with Gary Cooke at Ionad Cultúrtha Tues Nov 7 at 8.30 p.m.
Lee Valley Speakers Toastmasters Club meeting, Tues Nov 7th at 8pm, Castle Hotel, Macroom.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Christmas Floral Demonstration, Thurs 9th Nov at 8p.m. at Coolcower House
Scoil Rince Ui Thuama Over 18s Tea Dance, Fri Nov 17 at 9pm, Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney.
Cill na Martra GAA American Tea Party in the Abbey Hotel on Sat 25 Nov at 8pm
LVEB Events
"Sir Henry", Fri Oct 27th Sat Oct 28th & Sun Oct 29th at 8:00pm. Sat Nov 4th & Sun Nov 5th at 8:00pm.
"Walking back to Happiness" Sat. Nov. 11th at 8.30p.m.
Celebrating Christie Hennessy Sat. Nov. 18th at 8 p.m..
Ruaile Buaile Sat. Dec. 2nd at 10p.m.

Macroom Library
Ciorcal Cainte Thurs Oct. 26th and Nov. 9th at 11.30a.m.
Bank Holiday closure Sat. Oct. 28th
Adult bookclub Wed 1st at 11.30am
Purlies Thurs. Nov 2 at 11a.m.
Storytime. Sat. Nov. 4 at 12 noon.
Senior Citizen Event at Castle Hotel Tues 7th Nov 12 – 4p.m.
Children’s Book Club Sat. Nov. 4 at 3p.m.
Creative Ireland Workshop with Conor Nelligan Wed 8th Nov at 2.30pm.
Gramophone Circle Fri. Nov 10 at 11a.m.
ACOL Bridge Wed. Nov 15, 10a.m. – 1p.m.
Art exhibition by Ann O'Sullivan students from Nov. 3.

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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Sir Henry (Seán Óg Ó Duinnín), with Con Foley, a member of the men’s club in the historical musical which will be staged in the Riverside Park, Macroom Oct. 27, 28 and 29 and Nov. 4 and 5. ©Lee Valley Outlook

New Historical Musical

Following on from the great success of its groundbreaking original musical last autumn, the Lee Valley Enterprise Board is again presenting a musical show based on local history. And it is again the composition of talented musicians, Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly.
Presenting a brand new musical from scratch is a huge financial undertaking, particularly since ‘Sir Henry’ is set at the end of the 18th century and costumes for the aristocracy are both rare and costly. Cathal Mac Cabe, previous Head of Music at RTE, is directing the show and Musical Director, Ann Dunne, says that he is absolutely brilliant – musically and as a director and choreographer. He has edited the script to perfection and applied classical settings to the music. The cast, all experienced actors and singers, are learning a huge amount under Mr. Mac Cabe’s direction. Among the cast are brilliant sopranos, tenors, altos and baritones and the very best of actors of all types, from comic to dramatic. Ann considers this show even better than last year’s offering, crisp, musical, engaging and with Cork locations central to the action.
Tickets for the show at the Riverside Park Hotel, Killarney Road, on October 27, 28 and 29 and November 4 and 5 cost €20/ €18 and may be booked at the Lee Valley Enterprise Board Box Office, 026 41174, 087 1663395 and on Facebook and www.macroom.ie

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A section of the crowd at the West Muskerry fundraiser, ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire?’ at the Riverside Park, Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

Who Wants to be a Thousandaire?

What a Night West Muskerry A.C. had at their fundraiser “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” on Saturday the 20th of October in the Riverside Park Hotel. There was a fantastic buzz around the hall and it was a very enjoyable night for both young and old. Lots of prizes were given out throughout the night by MC George McGrath of Pallas Marketing, who ran the event most professionally. George tested the audience with some facts and figures about the club and also, some general knowledge questions. There were 9 lucky contestants selected from the drum and each sat in the hot chair while the Quiz Master, Paul Meskell, put them to the test. Even when the contestants were nervous, Paul had something funny to say and had both the contestants and the audience in laughter and the nerves were settled again. The lucky nine were John Cronin, Marie Hurley, Carl Sexton, Peter Neville, Deirdre Curtis, Kevin Hourihan, Kevin Dineen, Diane Lynch and Jim Lucey who played on behalf of Stephen O'Shea. Carl Sexton was the youngest contestant and he won €500.

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Organisers, Collette O’Riordan and Sheila Cotter at the West Muskerry fundraiser, ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire?’ at the Riverside Park, Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

West Muskerry A.C. would like to thank Catherine and all her staff at the Riverside Park Hotel for their hospitality and continued support for the club. We would like to thank our Major Sponsors, Michael Purcell & Son, Folláin Jam, Mid Cork Electrical, Griffins Garden Centre, Niall Murphy Tarmacadam, Sean Lehane Pumps, Deasy’s Pharmacy, Firebird and Killian Lynch Auctioneers and all the companies and businesses, clubs and sports organisations who advertised with us. A directory of same will be on our facebook page and Website shortly. Also, a huge thank you to de Róiste Foods who supplied nibbles and hampers for the guests and to CPL Fuels for supplying 5kg bags of coal and to all those who sponsored our Spot Prizes. Congratulations to Marion O'Neill and Jack Purcell who were successful in their bidding at the auction for a Smart Box and a signed Munster Jersey. Congratulations to Pat Moynihan, Rathmore who won the 2 nights stay and dinner for 2 in the Rochestown Park Hotel, compliments of Mid Cork Pallets and Pat and Sinead Daly from Dunmanway who won the heifer.
The money raised from the fundraiser will go towards purchasing training grounds for West Muskerry A.C. and also Muskerry Special Olympic Club. The total amount raised up to the night was €60,250. Both clubs will be forever grateful for all those who supported us in any way. A massive thank you to the Fundraising Committee for the trojan work they did since April and to Pallas Marketing who were very professional in presenting the show and were always on hand to give any advice we needed at any time. We definitely would recommend their Company for any fundraising clubs need to do.
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Macroom bookclub members, Dawn O'Sullivan, Graham Boote & Eileen Hackett with author, Louise Phillips, at bookreading in Macroom Library. ©

Macroom Library

Thursday 26th Ciorcal Cainte – Irish language conversational group meet for chat and refreshments in library at 11.30am – hosted by Nora Levis. Bank Holiday closure – The library is closed on Saturday 28th for the Bank holiday & open as usual Tuesday 31st of October. Adult bookclub meet on Wednesday 1st at 11.30am – refreshments served. New art exhibition by Ann O'Sullivan and her art students from the 3rd of November here in Macroom library. Saturday the 4 th November - Children's Storytime at 12 midday. Later the Children's book club will Meet at 3pm hosted by Christine. Tuesday 7th November – Library staff will attend the Senior Citizen Event in the Castle Hotel between 12 – 4pm. If you would like information on joining the library or the services available, drop to the the stand & our staff will answer any queries. Wednesday 8th November – Creative Ireland Workshop With Conor Nelligan Cork County Heritage Officer at 2.30pm. All interested parties welcome to attend. Cork County Council, in addition to organizing a series of open meetings, are seeking written submissions from interested parties with suitable ideas, proposals & suggestions for the County Cultural & Creative Strategy 2018 – 2022. A great oppertunity for the people of Cork to shape the cultural landscape of our County over for the years ahead.
Internet in the library: Free internet access for members of the library. Please bring photo ID and proof of address if you wish to join up. There is a national library system now and it is this which enables members to use their card in any other public library in the country and to request books from other counties if Cork County Library doesn’t have it.
Cork County & City Boundary – Public Consultation. The Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley, is encouraging the people, communities and businesses across Cork to have their say on the boundary alteration proposal put forward by Cork County Council under Section 29 of the Local Government Act 1991. A reminder to Macrompians that the proposal document is available to view on the Council’s website www.corkcoco.ie with copies on display at County Hall, Cork County Branch Libraries, and Municipal District / Area Offices. Submissions may be made online at: www.corkcoco.ie/viewproposal-makeasubmission or by post until 15th November..
Gramophone Morning. On a wet Friday 13th, Graham Boote presented the October music session at Macroom Library, assisted, as always, by Eddie Hogan. A proud Welshman, Graham's selection reflected his origins and era. He opened with Daniel O’Donnell singing the old Jim Reeves number, Welcome to my World and followed up with Barry White and You are my First, my Last, my Everything . The Three Priests brought us An Irish Blessing before rugby raised its head with Calandra Lan from Only Boys Aloud and The Fields of Athenry from the Irish Tenors. Glen Campbell sang Rhinestone Cowboy and Bryn Tufnell gave us There is nothing like a Dame from South Pacific before the beautiful Beethoven composition, Fur Elise and Elvis Presley's rollicking Hound Dog brought us to refreshment time. Andy Williams with I left my heart in San Francisco and Louis Armstrong with When the Saints go Marching in and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake welcomed us back. Don Williams sang You're my Best Friend and Ennio Morricone played Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission before we were back to the valleys for the Green Grass of Home with Tom Jones and Grimethorpe Colliery Band gave an instrumental version of How Great Thou Art. A whimsical monologue by Stanley Holloway, Albert and the Lion, was followed by Joe Dolan with You are Always on my Mind. Katherine Jenkins singing Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro and an early Auld Lang Syne brought a delightful , varied selection to a conclusion . Teresa Tangney and Mary McSweeney will present the next session on Friday, November 10.

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Mary Pike (Geraldine Murphy), James Penrose (Martin McCarthy) and Elizabeth Penrose (Stephanie Shine) at a rehearsal for the staging of ‘Sir Henry’ at the Riverside Park, Macroom Oct. 27, 28 and 29 and Nov. 4 and 5. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Enterprise Board Events

‘Sir Henry’ Fri October 27th, Sat October 28th & Sun October 29th at 8:00pm. Sat Nov 4th & Sun Nov 5th at 8:00pm. Based on true events, this show tells the farcical story of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious play boy who caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797. Written by the hugely talented Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly and directed by the brilliant Cathal Mac Cabe, another hit is in store! Tickets €20 /€18
"Walking back to Happiness" - 60's and 70's Music Show. Saturday November 11th at 8:30pm. “Walking Back To Happiness” looks back with great fondness, love, care and devotion to memorable songs from the 60's and 70's and beyond. You will want to sing along and stomp your feet and clap your hands in time with all the hits!Tickets €18/15.
Aonghus McAnally: Celebrating Christie Hennessy. Saturday November 18th – Show starts at 8:00pm. In this all-new show, celebrated entertainer Aonghus McAnally brings the legendary Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Tickets €22.50
RuaileBuaile. Saturday December 2nd at 10:00pm. We are delighted to welcome RuaileBuaile back to Macroom this December after a powerful fast paced performance last Spring. This young Irish modern-day Trad / Pop / Folk group are one of the top performers in Ireland at the moment! Tickets €10
Our Box Office at South Square Macroom opens from 11pm to 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For further info please call 026/41174 or 087/1663395. Tickets also on sale online from our Facebook page & www.macroom.ie.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from these shows will go back into local projects, including the restoration of the Church of Ireland in Macroom to create a cultural & tourism amenity.

St. Mary’s Updates

Limerick Open Day Fifth and sixth year students from St. Mary’s attended the Open Day in UL and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick recently. Students were given campus tours to get a sense of the facilities on offer. The colleges had organised presentation talks and information stands so that students could gather information on courses of interest to them. An added bonus was that the girls were able to ask present students of UL questions on the courses.
Sport. Football. Our Senior girls won their second round football match against Presentation College, Bandon. It was a great performance by the girls and we look forward to the next game against Coachford College.
Basketball. Both our Senior and Junior Basketball teams won their respective matches against St. Mary’s, Charleville. Senior score was 34 to 22 points, and the Junior score was 25 to 19 points. Well done girls! Congratulations to Caoimhe Donovan on getting selected for the South Region Post Primary Schools (Under 14) Basketball team. Unfortunately, after training so hard and putting in such a great team effort, she injured her leg while training and was unable to play.

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Mr Devane (PE) Teacher with first years and 6th class pupils at McEgan College Open Evening ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

5km Park Run. On October 11, the staff and student of McEgan took part in the annual 5km Park Run. This is seen as a great opportunity for staff and student to compete with and against one another in a relaxed and fun environment. The fifth years ran the event as a fundraiser for “Cork to Killarney Cancer Bus”. All staff and students were asked to make a contribution. The Leaving Certificate Applied Class timed the run and acted as stewards and will use the exercise as part of their continuous assessments tasks. First over the line was Leaving Cert student, Shane O'Dea, with a time of just over twenty one minutes. Many thanks to our PE teacher, Mr. Devane and to the Sports Complex's Mr. Jerry Kelleher for his expertise in running the Park Run.
Open Evening McEgan College welcomed pupils from 6th class from the surrounding primary schools on Thursday 12th October. Tours were organised for the prospective pupils and their parents to view the general classrooms, specialist rooms and to interact with staff and students on the night. In her principal’s address, Ms. Lynam praised all the staff and students for their dedication and work in making McEgan College a very warm, welcoming and hardworking school.

Handball Revival

Macroom Handball Club is embarking on an energetic effort to revive the popularity of the sport in the Lee Valley. The town has a long handball tradition. In the 1940s, it was so popular that there were two ball alleys – one at Mary Anne’s in Masseytown and the other ‘near Farrell’s garage’ at the eastern end of town. The game went into decline in the 60s and 70s and in 1984, a group of enthusiasts, including Tim Cooper Kelleher, John O’Connor, Con Lynch, Joe Creedon, Michael Burns and Tom Sweeney, made an effort to revive it in Masseytown. The club was very successful for a few years, with over 50 members, and Joe Creedon, New Street, won many competitions. But conditions were far from ideal, with no roof and no lighting and by 1987 insurance was a major problem and the club members decided to fundraise for a proper alley, raising a magnificent €42,000 for the project. A handball alley was included in the Macroom Sports Complex when it opened in 1990 but handball experienced more problems because of a warped floor which had to be replaced. The club has enjoyed spasmodic popularity over ensuing decades and now, in 2017, another effort is being made to revive handball in Macroom.
The handball/ racquetball court in the Leisure facility in the Castle Grounds was temporarily given over to a gym for the last 4 years but it is currently being restored to its original use, handball and racquetball. It is hoped that interest can be revived, thus adding two further games options for the people of Macroom and surrounding areas. New members are now required and where applicable, coaching will be provided. Contacts; Macroom Leisure facility, 026 43508. John Lyons 086/8175859, Joe Creedon 087/2105002.

Local Television Back on Air

Local Community Television (LTV) will be back on air from November 1. The schedule is slightly changed, with one transmission weekly, on Wednesday, from 9.30p.m., with Sunday Special at 5.30p.m. and a repeat of the Wednesday programme from 6.30p.m. every Sunday. Programmes during the season will be based on recordings made during the past 35 years and are sure to bring back memories.
Wed. Nov. 1. 9.30p.m. De la Salle College, Macroom, official opening of new school by Minister Donal Creed T.D. in 1983.
Sun. Nov. 5. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion Mass for children from Berrings N.S. May 2017, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.
Wed. Nov.8. 9.30p.m. Coirm Cheoil i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2011 Part 1 with MC Joe Creedon, Cór Scoil Naomh Fionnbarra, Nell Ní Chróinín, Larry Whelan, Diarmuid O’Mahony, Maeve Dineen, Colm Cronin, Seamus O’Callaghan, Ger Wolfe, Tadhg Creed, John Horgan, Cronin Sisters and Katie O’Brien. .
Sun. Nov. 12. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion Mass for children from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Macroom, May 2017, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.
Wed. Nov. 15. 9.30p.m. Coirm Cheoil i mBéal Áthan Ghaorthaidh 2011 Part 2 with MC Joe Creedon, Denis Moynihan, Eilís Twomey, Johnny Twomey, Jerry Murphy, Norma Galvin, Ted Cronin, Mick Hourihan, Joe O’Hare, Ger Wolfe, Richard Lucey, Tomás Dunne, Diarmuid Cronin, Peadar McSweeney, Tadhg Creed, Connie Moynihan, Matt Ó Laoire, Fionn Dinneen.
Sun. Nov. 19. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion Mass for children from Berrings N.S. May 2017, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.
Wed. Nov.22. 9.30p.m. Rockchapel Seisiún July 7, 2017 presented by Jack Roche. Part 1.
Sun. Nov. 26. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion Mass for children from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Macroom, May 2017, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.
Wed. Nov.29. 9.30p.m. Rockchapel Seisiún July 7, 2017 presented by Jack Roche. Part 2.
Sun. Dec. 3. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: Carols at Castle St. Church, Macroom in 1987, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.


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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.

Rusheen NS Parents’ Association will hold the annual Bingo fundraiser in Aghinagh GAA hall on Thursday, October 26 @ 8pm. Everyone welcome, including children from 3rd Class upwards. Great cash prizes to be won on the night and also a raffle which will include hampers, bottles, chocolates etc.

Dromleigh NS is holding the annual Hallowe’en Disco on Friday, 27th October from 7-9pm. DJ Danny Zuma will provide the tunes. There are party games, face painting, tasty treats & raffle prizes! Children must be supervised. Donations at the door. Come if you dare-it'll be Spooktacular!
Halloween Mid Term Bingo Night, Wednesday 1st November at 8.30pm in Clondrohid Community Hall. Guaranteed minimum Jackpot of €250, must go on the night. Raffle. A great night’s entertainment for all
Lee Valley Speakers Toastmasters Club will meet on Tuesday November 7th at 8pm in the Castle Hotel, Macroom and on the first and third Tuesday of every month. New members and guests are always welcome.
Kilmurry Active Retired. Talk on Women’s Health by Sinead Tracey, Physiotherapist, Tuesday, November 7th at 7.30 in Kilmurry Museum. Céilí Dancing Classes with Kate Thursday nights, beginning November 10th Kilmurry Museum 7.30 All welcome.

Macroom Flower & Garden Club Gala Christmas Floral Demonstration, supporting West Cork Rapid Response, Thursday 9th November at 8.00p.m. with Ann O’Hara AOIFA, entitled “The Bells Ring out for Christmas Day” at Coolcower House, Macroom 026-41695. Tickets now available from Committee or telephone 087-9821708.
Cill na Martra GAA American Tea Party Fundraiser in the Abbey Hotel, Baile Bhúirne, on Saturday, 25 November at 8pm
Rainbows is a support group that helps children deal with their feelings following a death or separation within the family. It is done through group support. Program starting mid October. Contact Macroom Family Resource Centre 026 20561for application forms.
Coachford College is winner of Cork Colleges 1st Year A Blitz 2018. The team defeated Coláiste Choilm, St Mary's Charleville and then, Sacred Heart Clonakilty in the final. Coachford College has 32 girls playing in first year. Ms Rebecca Murphy was the coach, ably assisted by parent, Michelle Cooney.
Ballyvourney Health Centre wishes to thank the Management and Staff of The Abbey Hotel for all their help, kindness and assistance throughout the recent power outage. Go raibh míle maith agaibh .
Busking for Ciara. Dancers from Scoil Rince Uí Thuama took to the streets of Killarney, busking to raise money for the Ciara Twomey Fund and a sum of €317 was raised. We wish Ciara a speedy recovery. Míle buíochas do gach duine a thug cabhair agus tachaíocht dúinn.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 8/10/2017. Jackpot €2,650. Numbers drawn 23,27 31. No winner. €50 Eileen Ger and Elaine Kelleher Annaganihy.€20 each Humphrey O Riordan MCP, Paddy O Donovan Coachford, Ger Coakley Derryroe, Brendan Kelleher Ballinagree.
October15. Jackpot €2,800. Numbers drawn 13,21 23. No winner. €50 Norma O'Donnell Làine Bar, €20 each Eoin & Maura O'Riordan Derryroe, Kevin Kelleher Knocknagown Rylane, Noreen Spillane Ballinagree, Denny Dineen Mid Cork Pallets.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto Results. 11/10/2017. No Jackpot winner. €70 Joan O’ Riordan, Millstreet €20 each Dick Dineen, Macroom Connie Dennehy, c/o Laine Bar Martin O’Leary, Knockraheen Claire Dinneen, c/o Dinneen’s Bar.
Kilmurry GAA Lotto 2 October. No Winner. Jackpot €3,000. Winning numbers 25,28,36. €50 Rebecca Chambers €20 each. David Pierce Margo O' Donovan Mary Horgan Pat O' Callaghan Jackie O' Sullivan.
09 Oct 2017. Jackpot €3,200 Winning numbers 10,16,25. No winner. €50 TJ Lordan
€20 each Eileen Leahy Noah Daly Patricia Payne Michael white Sean Dromey.
Yearly lotto tickets for Kilmurry GAA lotto can be obtained from Michael Aherne, Tim Hartnett, Pat O' Leary(PO), Flor MCcarthy, Richard Hinchion, Donal O' Leary(PO).
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 10/10/2017. Jackpot €3.400. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 3-26-29. €70 Denis Ryan, Sullane Weirs. €20 each: Con Kelleher, Oakwood, Macroom. €20.John O'Mahony, Cork Street, Pegi Sheehy, Codrum, Lorraine Casey, Cork Street, Ciaran McCrory, The Hermitage
17/10/2017. Jackpot €3600. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 3-5-7. No Winner. €70 Con O'Keeffe, Dooniskey. €20 each: Brendan O'Connell, Railway View,. Eliz Browne, Railway View. Eileen O' Connor, Kilmichael. Donie Mc Carthy, Ballyvourney. Hannah O'Connell, Railway View.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 19/10/2017. Jackpot: €4,000. Numbers Drawn: 7 – 16 – 17. No Winner. €40 Maireád McCarthy, €20 Paddy Martin, Courtney c/o Danni, Aoife Crowley, Liam Casey (Fergus).
23/10/2017. Jackpot: €4,200. Numbers Drawn: 7 – 26 – 27. No Winner. €40 Michael & Marguerite Moynihan, €20 John Hogan, Kevin Finnegan, John Moynihan, Natasha O’Connell.

Lee Valley Updates

Clondrohid Updates

Hurricane Ophelia: Will we ever forget you! Well done to all the good neighbours and businesses who helped others who were less fortunate than themselves. Offers of help, of water, food, generators etc. abounded. Thanks to local authorities and especially, the E.S.B. staff.
Development Group: will be holding their annual fundraising American Tea Party in the Community Hall on Saturday night, November 4, at 8pm. Please come along and enjoy the chat, the craic, refreshments, and this year it’s roll back the carpet and get on your dancing shoes. Music will be by M&M. Great night assured. Anyone wishing to host a table, please contact Breda on 086 8831206 or Maria on 085 1069356. The Group would suggest in order to cut down costs for the host/ hostess, to keep the food simple and in small quantities and to share the hosting. The night is all about having fun and keeping work to a minimum. Tablecloths, ware, cutlery will all be provided.
Music at Bell Inn: On this Friday night, October 27( Bank holiday weekend ) a local group The Kickers will be performing. Come along and support them.
Annual Mass for Deceased: To remember all those who passed away in the past 12 months, the annual special remembrance Mass will be celebrated in Clondrohid church on Friday November 3 at 7.30pm. Candles (which will be provided at back of church) will be brought to the altar by a family representative, lit and placed on the altar. Everyone welcome.
Gorta Self Help Africa: This annual church gate collection will be held in Clondrohid, Carriganima churches this weekend Oct 28/29 at all Masses. Please support and thank you.
CCM Retired Group from Clondrohid, Carriganima, Muinfliuch is up and running. They have held their first coffee get together morning. The next one will be Wednesday morning, November 8 around 10am in Community Hall. The CART bus plus 2 cars travelled to the Glen Eagle Killarney to the Showband Show on October 14 and a great night was had by all. Where next ?. Great to see the interest. Remember it’s your group and everyone is part of it.
Scoil Rince Ui Thuama (Ballyvourney) are hosting a Fundraising Tea Dance on Friday November 17 at 9pm in the Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney. Over 18s Tickets €10. Tea/coffee, sandwiches and cakes supplied. Music by Liam Healy and Gerry McCarthy. Céad míle fáilte to everyone to dance the night away.
Halloween ( mid term ) bingo will take place Nov 1 at 8.30pm in Clondrohid Community Hall. 24 Cash prizes €30 to €250. Total cash prizes of €1,500. Play all games for as little as €12. Come along and enjoy the craic and the fun. Children are off school. Guaranteed minimum jackpot of €250, and of course, a Raffle.

Popular Teacher Retires

On Saturday, October 7th, a well-deserved retirement function was held in Tigh Uí Laoghaire, Bealnamorrive in honour of Mrs. Eileen Deasy. Eileen’s husband, Tony, and son, Olan, were among the large crowd of family, past pupils, parents, colleagues and friends who all gathered to show their appreciation. Eileen was Deputy Principal of Rusheen N.S. and taught in the junior side of the school for her entire teaching career. Speakers, Gerard Coakley, Principal, Fr. Joe O’Mahony, Chairperson of the Board of Management, and Siobhan Twomey, Chairperson of the Parents’ Association, all paid tribute to Eileen for her 42 years dedicated service to Rusheen N.S. They marvelled at her longevity of service and her enthusiastic dedication to the job. She was a source of inspiration to all the staff and was always willing to share her wisdom and sound advice. The wonderful and calm way she introduced junior infants to school was appreciated and her contribution to First Communion Day in Rusheen will always be remembered. All agreed she was a marvellous teacher and laid a wonderful foundation stone for learning in Rusheen National School and she and Tony were wished many happy years of retirement together.
Eileen herself thanked everyone for coming on the night. She had thoroughly enjoyed all the aspects of her teaching career, with the exception of “Croke Park Hours”, from the day she arrived on a Honda 50 on the 1st of September, 1975 to the present day. She finished up with a most appropriate song “From the Blackboard of My Life”. Presentations were then made on behalf of the Board of Management and Parents’ Association. A beautiful retirement cake was cut and refreshments were served. A trip down memory lane ensued for the remainder of the night.

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Presentation by Rusheen Parents’ Association and Board of Management to Eileen Deasy at her recent retirement function at Tigh Uí Laoghaire, Bealnamorrive. © Michael Hunt

Inchigeela Updates

When the wind blows. X hurricane Ophelia rocked Inchigeela on Monday, October 16 and tamer Storm Brian followed her a few days later. Much damage was done to property and many trees, big and small, where uprooted but thankfully, nobody was injured. The damage done to electric power lines probably had the greatest impact because hundreds of households were without power or water for at least three days and others for longer. A small number of families still had no power on Sunday, but it was promised for that evening. Great credit is due to the ESB workers, the council workers and others who got things back to normal so soon and to the volunteers who cleared the roads of fallen trees and debris.
Next walk. Sunday's walk was a great success, with everybody agreeing that they enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next one, number four on the mapped routes, which is the River Island and Céim Daunt. This shorter stroll takes us, firstly, to the River Island in Cappanclare where there is a beautiful level saunter by the Lee, to the swimming area. Then on to the Dunmanway road for about 1.5km, passing the bottomless small lake (or so we are told). Then across country, by a quiet road to an old oak woodland, to join the South Lake Road and so return to the village, about 6km of lovely changing countryside.
Bingo continues every Saturday night at 8.30pm in the hall. Please support.

The Confirmation Suit

The classic short story by Brendan Behan, adapted for the stage by Peter Sheridan, will be performed by Gary Cooke at Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne on Tuesday, November 7 at 8.30 p.m. Booking at 026 45733. Gary Cooke is well known from his TV and theatre personae in Après Match and IKeano. He should give a masterful presentation of life in Dublin’s inner city in the first half of the last century.
Brendan Behan is twelve years old and about to make his Confirmation. It is a coming of age moment for all Catholic boys, full of excitement and promise. That’s how it is for Brendan until he learns that his suit is to be made by an elderly seamstress, Miss McCann, who lives upstairs in their tenement house. Miss McCann specialises in making shrouds for the dead. As Brendan’s father Stephen remarks, ”people are only dying to get into one of her creations.” It is not a good omen. Brendan is terrified that his suit will be anything but fashionable and he lives in dread of what he may be forced to wear on his big day. As the story unfolds, the young Brendan becomes more and more agitated. In the end we know that something has to give. The question is whether Brendan will hold it all together or implode. Written by Behan in 1953, The Confirmation Suit is filled with humour, insight and pathos. It is a story that still resonates today, more than fifty years after its composition.

Macra Matters

Donoughmore Macra took part in everything from quizzes to stockjudging. Two teams competed in the Regional round of the Know Your Ag quiz that was held in Macroom. Congratulations to our team of Alan Twomey, Clive Osborne, Brian O Reilly and Diarmuid Lee who won the quiz and are now through to the National Final. Best of luck to them in the competition! The men’s 7-a-side football team travelled to County Offaly to compete in the National round of the competition. They won 2 games well but were unfortunately narrowly defeated in the third. They put in a great effort on the day. Congratulations to Clive Osborne and Brian O Reilly who won the U23 and Senior beef stockjudging respectively. Best of luck to them as they compete in the National final.
Members are gearing up to head to Meath for the October bank holiday weekend where the Macra National Rally is taking place. As always it will be an action packed weekend! Safe travels to all members making the journey.

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St. Andrew's church, Kilmurry. ©Con Kelleher

St. Andrew’s Church, Kilmurry.

St. Andrew’s church is a beautiful and picturesque building situated just to the west of Kilmurry village on the Poulanairgid road. Recently, I attended a funeral service there and was struck by the loveliness of the building and the churchyard, and by the simple elegance of the service. Evan Crowley, Noel Cotter, Richard Godsil and Rev. Anne Skuse gave me some background information on the church, the parish and the union.
Kilmurry is one of four parishes that make up Moviddy Union; the others are St Mark’s, Aherla (Kilbonane), St Martin’s, Templemartin and Macroom. St Colman’s Church of Ireland church, Macroom, was de-commissioned in 1990 and services continue in St. Mark’s, Aherla, St. Martin’s, Templemartin and St. Andrew’s on a rotational basis. The union serves a large geographical area which also includes Macroom, Inchigeela, Ballyvourney, Kilmichael, Aghinagh, Cannovee, Clondrohid, Duniskey, Aglish and other districts. Rev. Skuse serves the parish on a half-time basis and the other half is spent as an Assistant Chaplain at Cork University Hospital Group.
Dating from c. 1848, St Andrew’s was built with red sandstone and grey limestone. It is a single-cell church with a four-bay nave. It has round headed windows and door, with chamfered sills and surrounds. The church displays evidence of fine craftsmanship on its exterior, and the stone used in the construction is typical of Cork county church architecture of the 19th century. The boundary wall is made of rubblestone, with square-profile rubblestone piers and wrought-iron gates. The interior was remodelled in the 1880s under the patronage of A.R. Warren, Warrenscourt. The Warrens continued to attend St Peter’s, Crookstown, which is now derelict. More recently, the charismatic Christy McCarthy, of Crookstown and the U.S., was a generous benefactor. The building itself has a capacity of about 120 and includes a gallery. The railings (donor Richard Ashe) were constructed by Evan Crowley and the pulpit and organ came from Macroom. Richard’s mother, Mary, donated the bible. ‘Pak’ and Mamie Sheehan were once care-takers. Before the 1940s, the church was heated by an open stove set in the aisle, with a chimney exiting through the roof. Some Sheehan family members still live nearby and continue to keep a close eye on the church. The church is now heated at the flick of a switch with wall mounted radiators. An old bell was sold off, first to a scrap merchant, and eventually was bought by a church in Africa. The proceeds were used to fund the new heating system.
Noel Cotter and Evan Crowley have been attending St Andrew’s since their childhood and remember people coming to church on foot, by horse-and-cart, bicycle and tractors. At one stage, it was mooted to close St Andrew’s but Evan collected signatures and saved the day at a Select Vestry meeting. Attendee numbers have gone down over the years, but are now increasing a little. About a hundred people attended Easter services this year.
Evan has lived all his life in Hornhill. Phyllis (93), his sister, lives in England and his younger sister, Myrtle, lives in Cork city. He attended national school in Castle Street, Macroom and was a boarder in Midleton College. Due to his father’s illness, he had to come home early, and has been farming ever since. He married Irene Hill from Ballymacelligot, Tralee, and they have 6 children, most of whom were married in St. Andrew’s, as were some of his grand-daughters. Gifted with his hands, he has served in many capacities and as rector’s warden for about 30 years and has been on the Select Vestry. He celebrated a significant birthday recently, had ‘Happy Birthday’ sung after Morning Service and still occasionally cuts the grass at St. Andrew’s. Evan’s son, Trevor, and his grandson continue to be very involved in the running and upkeep of St. Andrew’s
Curraclough has always been Noel’s and Audrey’s home; they farmed the land and did everything together. Their mother, Annie Kingston, was from Caheragh. Master John Cronin taught Audrey and Noel in Béal-na-mBlath National School and they were happy there. Their father, John, died in 1952 and Noel, aged 13, stayed at home. Noel was confirmed in St Fin Barre’s cathedral and first received communion at that time. Times were tough but happy. Noel has been very active in the church and held the position of church warden for many years, and is involved in many of its activities. St Andrew’s has had many priests over the years and Rev. Anne Skuse is their fourth lady incumbent, following Rev. Olive Henderson, Rev. Paula Geary and Rev. Joy Ferguson. All have been terrific. According to Noel, Rev. Anne is doing a wonderful job - she is efficient, compassionate, easy-to-get-on-with and was a great consolation to him in his recent bereavement. Outside of church, Noel is a member of the I.F.A. and enjoys watching television. He is a great neighbour, ever at hand to help. Kilmurry Independence Museum held a very successful fund- raising Flower Show in 2015 in St. Andrew’s on a week-end which did not have a service, and Noel was partially instrumental in facilitating that.
By Con Kelleher

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Noel Cotter, Richard Godsil and Evan Crowley, members of the congregation at St. Andrew’s ©Con Kelleher

Kilmurry Exhibition

Independence Museum Kilmurry’s temporary exhibition on the history of the Stone, Sand & Gravel Industry in the Bride Valley continues on Sunday 29th October from 1pm to 5pm. The exhibition features John A Wood, Castlemore Quarries, Finbarr O’Neill Ltd., William Ellis & Son Ltd and Jerh O’Regan & Son. Among the items to be seen will be a Liner hand operated block machine and other artefacts from this important industry which continues to this day. There will also be many photographs of the people who worked in these firms and a number of these former employees will be available to speak of their working lives during a time of great change.
Previous exhibitions on Howard’s Bellmount Mills in 2015 and The Local Creameries in 2016 proved very popular and we are confident this will be as well received. The official opening on October 8th recorded a record crowd. So we hope you can visit the temporary exhibition. All very welcome.

Oíche Shamhna.

In ancient Celtic times, we would now be fast approaching the New Year. Samhain, the first day of winter, marked the start of a new year in the Celtic calendar and many of the highly commercial customs that are now associated with Hallowe’en have their roots in mythology and pre-Christian practices. Like many another pagan festival, Samhain was christianised in the 8th century but it still retains an eerie aura and has a repelling fascination for the young at heart.
The ancient Celts believed that all sorts of magical things happened at year’s end, the last night of summer, October 31st. Fairies who lived in local forts (liosanna), changed residence on that night and woe betide any humans who ventured out and encountered the fairy horde in transit. The bean sí or witch gave her broomstick its annual pipe-opener and cats – sacred creatures believed to have once been human but transformed because of evil deeds – acted as the witches’ navigators as they zoomed through the starry skies.
To counteract these manifestations of evil, the Druids – the Keepers of the Knowledge of the Oak – organised ritual celebrations of which fire was an integral part. To ensure fertility in the new year, the Celts had a wedding feast for a tribal god and a nature goddess. Bonfires, whose ostensible purpose was to ward off evil spirits, were also put to practical purposes as food grown during the year was cooked for the feast. It was expected that changelings, children who had been turned into swans and creatures of the air by evil spells, would regain their human form at Samhain and be re-united with their loved ones.
Ireland’s first armed force, the Fianna, lived out of doors from Bealtaine, May-day, to Samhain. During the winter, Fionn and his men were guests of the kings and chieftains and were entertained royally. The great festival was the Feis at Tara, the seat of the high king. It was held every third year and lasted a week, beginning three days before Samhain. The gathering days were spent in bartering goods and law-making and the real celebrations began at Samhain, with feasting, games, music, storytelling and pagan rituals.
Christianity added rather than detracted from Samhain’s spiritual dimension. Suffering a change of name, to Holy Eve, soon corrupted to Hallowe’en, the night before All Saints’ Day, it marked a period when Christians were exhorted to pray for the deceased and help speed the souls in Purgatory to eternal rest.
Indulgences are out of fashion now, but were much in vogue in bygone days, even to the extent that Luther cited the sale of indulgences as one of the reasons for the Reformation. In pre-Vatican Council liturgy, indulgences could be gained for the 'Holy Souls’ with minimal effort and the devout believed they ran spiritual conveyor belts from Purgatory to Heaven at that period.
November has come to be the time when people of all or no religious beliefs visit their family burial grounds. Religious ceremonies are held in many cemeteries and flowers, particularly chrysanthemums, are placed on the graves.
Such preoccupation with things supernatural led, inevitably, to tales of ghosts and haunting in the period before rural electrification banished most spirits to their own regions. Jack o’Lantern is one of the legendary ghoulies and is now commemorated with internally illuminated, scooped out turnips with ghastly features. Jack is reported to have been a miser who, because of his disposition, was equally unwelcome in heaven and in hell and so, was condemned to wander the earth with his pathetic lantern forever. He is now part of every child’s Hallowe’en vocabulary.
Since supernatural mischief was expected at Samhain, human pranksters got in on the act and played practical jokes on their neighbours. From this, the ‘trick or treat’ syndrome developed since potential victims offered their tormentors food, drink or money so that they might be spared the worst consequences - an early protection racket.
Samhain was the beginning of the new year so many of its customs were concerned with seeing into the future. Barm brack, still popular today, is the traditional Hallowe’en fruit loaf, containing tokens such as a ring, bean, pea, rag and stick. These denote marriage, riches, poverty, religious vocation and partner abuse, respectively.
Before P.C. attitudes prevailed, girls were expected to be very anxious about their marriage prospects. A fallible way of identifying one’s future husband was to peel an apple in one strip and throw this over the right shoulder. It was expected to form the initial of the partner’s name, a wonderfully vague result open to many interpretations.
Girls also ate an apple while brushing their hair in candlelight, before a mirror. They expected to see the reflection of their future husband peering over their shoulder. Family pranksters had a field day, projecting images of farm animals or monsters in the mirror.
Chestnuts were also used to tell the future. Marked with a couple’s initials, they were thrown together, into an open fire. If they stayed in the fire, the associated couple was assured of a long and happy relationship. If one or both jumped out, they had no prospects of a future together.
Fruit plays a very important part in Hallowe’en children’s games. Snap-apple remains the most popular. Players, with their hands tied behind their backs, are expected to take a bite from a suspended and wildly swinging apple. Black-eyes, bloody noses and great hilarity result. ‘Ducking’ is a messier and therefore an even more child-friendly game. An apple is immersed in a basin of water and participants are expected to retrieve it in their mouths.
Children take great pleasure in dressing up in masks of Dracula, Frankenstein, ghosts, witches, vampires etc. They cover their bodies in sheets or black bin bags and go from door to door looking for a ‘penny for the pooka’. The proceeds are sometimes donated to charitable organisations but are more frequently used to subsidise the Hallowe’en celebrations. We would appeal to all participants to celebrate Hallowe’en appropriately. It is a feast that celebrates the fruits of the earth and it is sad to see eggs and flour wasted in mindless vandalism. Perhaps revellers would consider donating their spare cash to the homeless or the St. Vincent de Paul Society.


‘A Legacy of Spies' - John le Carré
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Available at Fitz-Geralds bookshop €16.00


Creative Ireland

Cork County Council will host a series of open meetings and discussions for anyone interested in participating in the development and delivery of County Cork’s 5-year Cultural and Creativity Strategy. At these meetings the Strategy will be discussed but members of Cork County Council’s Culture Team will also be on hand to offer advice and information on a range of different queries relating to Culture and Creativity locally. Your attendance at any of the following venues would be appreciated: Macroom Library on Wednesday 8th November from 14:30 to 16:00; Bandon Library on Thursday 9th November from 18:30 to 20:00; Ballincollig Library on Tuesday 14th November from 18:00 to 19:30.
The Creative Ireland Programme is an ambitious one and is based on the principles of collaboration and communication, community empowerment and internationalisation. It has five key strands; Enabling the Creative Potential of Every Child; Enabling Creativity in Every Community; Investing in our Creative and Cultural Infrastructure; Ireland as a Centre of Excellence in Media Production and Unifying our Global Reputation. It is Strand 2, Creativity in Every Community, that each Local Authority across the country seeks to embrace most strongly and here in County Cork, with such a strong community sector with an unrivalled track record, the 5-year plan is one to openly embrace. Whether you are an artist or maker, a member of your local library, a local arts groups, a local historical society, a drama club, or community group in its widest sense, or even if this is something that is purely a personal interest, this is an opportunity to share ideas, pool resources and be part of the creation of a unique and distinctive Cultural and Creativity Strategy for County Cork, as part of the Nationally aligned and fully supported Creative Ireland Programme.
Interested participants are kindly requested to register their interest to attend by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their date/venue of choice.


Recipe of the Month – Cock-a-Leekie SouP - really more of a chicken and leek stew.
Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil. 1 medium chicken, jointed into pieces. 180g smoked bacon lardons. 2 carrots, chopped. 2 celery sticks, chopped. 1-2 leeks, washed and cut into thick rounds (tops reserved). splash of white wine. 2 bay leaves. ½ bunch thyme sprigs. 15-20 stoned prunes.
Directions:Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan. Fry the chicken pieces in batches until golden brown, then remove and set aside. Add the bacon, carrots, celery and leek tops, and fry for 5 mins until it all starts to brown. Pour off excess fat. Splash in the wine and boil rapidly, scraping the bottom of the pan. Return the chicken pieces with the herbs and add enough cold water to cover. Slowly bring to the boil, then simmer for 40 mins until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken to a plate, cover with foil and leave to cool slightly. Strain the soup into a clean saucepan and discard all the other ingredients. Leave to stand for a few mins and skim off any fat that rises to the top. Pull the meat from the chicken bones and tear into large chunks. Simmer the soup with the chicken, leeks and prunes for another 20-30 mins. Season to taste and serve with really good bread. By Michael Kelly

Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will?

There is no good reason not to make a Will and it is important that you do so in order that your wishes for your estate can be carried out and your family members and friends are looked after when you pass away. It is crucial that your Will is correctly drafted and is legally binding and the best persons to advise on drafting Wills are solicitors as they are specially trained to do so. A solicitor will also normally administer your estate and ensure it is distributed based on your Will.
In order to do so, the Will must be a valid and if it is invalid and you pass away, it means you have died intestate (i.e. you did not leave a Will). Everyone who has children or is the owner of a valuable asset should have a Will. Your Will is the only document that will decide to whom your assets pass once you die. Your spouse or civil partner will have a legal right to your estate but everything else will be administered in accordance with your Will.
Creating a Will at home is never a good idea. This is where your legal expert is vital as a Will is more complicated than just giving an item to a relative. Some people write a Will and leave it for a relative to find in their house once they’ve passed on but unless this Will is executed correctly, the person will have been deemed to have died without leaving a Will. There are also many other reasons why a Will could be declared invalid.
Intestacy can be a long and difficult process which follows the rules laid down in the Succession Act 1965. These are strict rules and may not represent your true wishes for your assets after you have died. It can also leave the beneficiaries you have named in your Will in a difficult and vulnerable position.
If a Will is not valid or is poorly drafted it can lead to familial disputes or animosity among relatives. This can make the task of administering an Estate even more difficult. An experienced Solicitor in the area of Wills and Probate will often foresee an issue in your case and can advise you in accordance with your circumstances and wishes.
Wills should always be drafted taking into account inheritance tax for the beneficiaries named in your Will. By obtaining professional advice you can eliminate or reduce the inheritance tax the beneficiaries of your Estate may face as a result of inheriting from your estate. It is important to bear in mind that the cost of instructing a solicitor can prove excellent value when compared to the potential tax liability of a poorly drafted will.
A Will is only valid when it complies with certain criteria. The Testator (the person making the will) must be over the age of 18 and of sound disposing mind. The Will must be in writing and the signature must be witnessed by two people. The Will must be dated and you should make reference to all your valuable assets or include in your Will a residue clause which will deal with anything in your estate that has not been directly referenced in the Will. The residue clause is important if you are leaving a large estate as sometimes it is not practical to mention everything specifically in your Will. These are just some of the pitfalls when making a Will.
The best advice is to go to your solicitor, explain your own situation to him or her and they will guide you through the process of making a will and executing it correctly. This will ensure that your wishes are properly put down on paper and that any potential difficulties such as tax or potential familial disputes are highlighted to you before you sign the Will. Making a Will is not expensive and solicitor charges are normally very reasonable and it is better to be safe than sorry to ensure your wishes in your will are properly carried out.
Karen Walsh, from a farming background, is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors, 17, South Mall, Cork (021-4270200), and author of ‘Farming and the Law’. Walsh & Partners also specialises in personal injury claims, conveyancing, probate and family law.
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Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Sports Mad

GAA- Cork County Championships 2017

Senior Football Championship

Final:Nemo Rangers 0-14 St Finbarr’s 0-14 a draw
Nemo Rangers 4-12 St Finbarr’s 3-13 replay
Relegation Playoff Semi-Finals Clonakilty v O Donovan Rossa; St Nicks V Doheny’s ( QF: Dohenys 0-6 v Newcestown 0-15)
Munster Club Championship: Nemo at home to Waterford champions, Nov 5th.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Final: Mallow 1-17 St Michaels 0-19.
Relegated: Grenagh
Munster Club Championship: Mallow away to Dungarvan or St Saviours (W. city) on October 29th at Dungarvan.

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Cill na Martra who defeated Macroom in the Intermediate Division 2 League final ©Lee Valley Outlook

Intermediate Football Championship

Final: Mitchelstown v Kanturk. Last Two: Douglas and Carrigaline

County U21 Football Championship

U21A F C Semi Finals: Cill na Martra 3-11 Clonakilty 1-16; Kilmurry v Douglas
U21B F C Final: Kilshannig 3-11 Robert Emmetts 1-11
U 21 C F C Final: Dromtarriffe 1-14 St Kevins 2-8
County Junior A Football Championship
Quarter Final: Kilmurry 0-8 Erin’s Ówn 0-9
IVELEARY 0-18 Knocknagree 2-13
Erin’s Own 1-12 Kilmacabea 1-12 draw; Érin’s Ówn 1-11 Kilmacabea 0-10 replay
Final: Knocknagree v Érin’s Ówn

Kilmurry 0 – 8 Erin’s Own 0 – 9
Mid Cork champions for the second year in a row, Kilmurry, made a disappointing and an unexpected exit from the county championship at the quarter final stage by going under to Erin’s Own at Páirc Uí Rinn. Kilmurry did not play well and their relatively young side found the East Cork men to be teak tough opposition and the weather conditions now prevailing do not make it easy for light skilful ball players. Érin’s Own had been concentrating on hurling in recent months but with the exit of their seniors from the county championship they turned their full attention to football and are proving to be a handful, as their progression now to the county final clearly illustrates.
Kilmurry were the better side in the first half and led by 0-5 to 0-3 at the break. Given their edge in the play, Kilmurry should have been more in front at this stage. Joe Ryan got them off to a good start with a point from a free in the 4th minute and immediately after, Eoghan Clifford added a point from play. Erin’s Own had their first point in the 10th minute but Kilmurry replied within a minute, Eoghan Clifford again the scorer. Ten minutes elapsed before the next score, a point from Jonathan Buckley to make it 0-4 to 0-1but Kilmurry then lost Kevin Barrett to injury and Érin’s Own had a point in the 23rd minute to make it 0-4 to 0-2. Two minutes later the Cahergal side had another point but Seán Warren had a point for Kilmurry in the 27th minute to leave his side 0-5 to 0-3 in front at the break.
Points were exchanged on the restart, Erin’s Own from a free followed by a point from play from William Buckley to preserve the two point gap. Unfortunately, Kilmurry were not to score again until very late in the game and Érin’s Own were improvi9ng as teh game progressed. They had a point in the 11th minute and drew level at 0-6 each with another as the third quarter commenced. Erin’s Own led for the first time three minutes later but Kilmurry drew level in the 54th minute with a point from a Joe Ryan free. Again the East Cork side went in front, again Kilmurry drew level at 0-8 each, this time Seán Curzon pointing for the Mid Cork men with three minutes remaining. In injury time, Érin’s Own sub Tomás O’Leary, the former Irish rugby international was fouled and the East Cork side’s freetaker James Taylor sent over his sixth point from placed balls to send Erin’s Own into the county final against Knocknagree.
Scorers: Kilmurry: J Ryan 0-2 (frees), E Clifford 0-2, J Buckley, S Curzon, S Warren and Wm Buckley 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Fionn Warren, Kevin Barrett, William Ronan: Liam wall, John O’Mullane, Seán Curzon: Greg Barrett, Dave McCarthy: David O’Halloran, Eoghan Clifford, Jonathan Buckley: William Buckley, Joe Ryan, Seán Warren. Subs: William Barrett 17, Pádraig Berhanu 41, Liam Long 54, Eoin Barrett.

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Cill na Martra Minor B team who won the Rebel Óg East region Championship final, defeating Aghinagh. ©Joan McLoughlin

Junior B Football Championship

(A) Cobh v Crosshaven
(B) Glengariffe 1-7 Grange 1-10
(C) Newcestown 1-6 CILL NA MARTRA 0-12
(D) Newmarket 1-10 St Michaels 0-9
Cobh v Grange; Cill na Martra v Newmarket

Cill na Martra 0 – 12 Newcestown 1 – 6
Mid Cork champions Cill na Martra, with a predominantly young team, made light of the wet conditions and the challenge of a strong physical Newcestown side to emerge deserving winners in this county Junior B football championship quarter final played under lights at Macroom. Cill na Martra led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the interval after a dour first half but had to face the second half with only fourteen men after losing a defender to a red card shortly before the break after a nasty flare up near the side line.
In the second half, Cill na Martra made light of their numerical disadvantage with their very fit team working extra hard. Newcestown did get their act together in the final quarter but they were very inaccurate in front of goal and did not get adequate return on the scoreboard for their outfield industry. Cill na Martra led by 0-10 to 0-4 ten minutes from time and appeared in a comfortable position but when Newcestown had points from Murt Kennelly and Jack O’Toole they raised the pace of their game and three minutes from time a high ball into the Cill na Martra goal area was finished to the net by Trevor Horgan and now only a point separated the teams. Cill na Martra held their composure however and a superb point from wing back Pádraig Ó Críodáin eased the pressure and in injury time, Seán Ó Cróinín added another to keep the winners safely in front and heading for a county semi final date with Newmarket.
Scorers: Cill na Martra: 0-3 (0-1f), S Ó Loinsuigh 0-2, P Ó Críodáin, C MacSuibhne, D Óg Ó Laoire, D Ó hUrdail, C Ó Duinnín, D Ó Buachalla and S Ó Cróinín 0-1 each. Newcestown: T Horgan 1-0, M Kennelly 0-3, A Shorten 0-2, J O’Toole 0-1.
Cill na Martra; Antóin Ó Conaill: Pádraig de Brún, Eoghan Ó Céilleachair, Eoin MacLochlainn: Pádraig Ó Críodáin, Alan Ó Mócháin, Finén Ó Faoláin: Cathal MacSuibhne, Pádraig Ó Conchuir: Donal Óg Ó Laoire, Seanachán Ó Loinsuigh, Seánie Ó Foirréidh: Damien Ó hUrdail, Déan MacCarthaigh, Ciarán Ó Duinnín. Subs: Donal Ó Buachalla, Seán Ó Cróinín, Liam Ó Loinsuigh.

County Senior Hurling Championship

Semi-Final replay: Imokilly 4-17 Sarsfields 4-10
Final: Imokilly 3-13 Blackrock 0-18
S H Relegation Playoff Semi-Finals: St Finbarrs v Youghal; Ballyhea 3-12 Carrigtwohill 2-17
Munster championship: Na Piarsaigh, Limerick at home to Blackrock, Nov. 5th next.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Final: Kanturk 0-17 Mallow 1-12
Last Two: Inniscarra and Tracton
Munster championship: Quarter final: Kanturk 2-17 St Mary’s, Tipperary 0-11
Semi final: Kanturk away to Ballyduff of Kerry on Nov. 5th next.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Final: ÉIRE ÓG v Ághada
I H C Relegation Playoff Semi-Finals: Ballygarvan v Carrigaline
Ballymartle 1-7 Inniscarra 1-19
Last Two: Ballymartle and Carrigaline/Ballygarvan

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship

Round 2 Erin’s Own 2-12 Glen Rovers 4-17
Round 4
(A) Sarsfield v Blarney (B) Blackrock v Fr O' Neill
(C) Valley Rovers v Glen Rovers (D) Douglas v Charleville
(E) Na Piarsaigh/St Finbarr's v St Colman (F) Mallow v Shandrum
(G) Killeagh-Ita’s v Duhallow (H) Courcey Rovers v Ballymartle
Quarter-Final: A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H

Inter-Divisions U21 'A' Hurling Championship

Quarter-Final Clonakilty 2-15 Castlelyons 4-11
Semi-Finals Fermoy 0-28 Na Piarsaigh 1-0-7
INNISCARRA v Castlelyons

Inter- Divisions Hurling Championship

U21 'B' Quarter-Final GRENAGH 2-12 Dohenys 1-9
Semi-Finals Avondhu v GRENAGH
Lisgoold 1-17 Tracton 0-13
County Junior A Hurling Championship Semi-Finals: St Catherine’s 3-17 Russell Rovers 2-10; Brian Dillons v Nemo Rangers
Junior B Hurling Championship (Inter-Division) Semi-Finals: Sarsfields v Newmarket; Killavullen v BLARNEY

County League Finals & Knockout Stages Red FM Senior Hurling League

Quarter-Finals: Killeagh v Newtownshandrum; Na Piarsaigh v Sarsfields
Semi-Finals: Erin’s Own v Killeagh/ Newtownshandrum; Glen Rovers v Na Piarsaigh/ Sarsfields
Division 1 Hurling League Final: Charleville v Fr. O’Neill’s
Division 2 Hurling League Final: Castlelyons v Watergrasshill

Division 3 Hurling League Final: BALLINCOLLIG 2-17 Dungourney 3-11
Following their narrow semi final championship defeat at the hands of Eire Óg, Ballincollig were hoping for a change of fortune when they contested the county Div 3 league final at Mayfield against Dungourney, who had defeated them in championship last year. The sides were level at the interval and Ballincollig found themselves two goals in appears early in the second half but the Mid Cork side Ballincollig produced their best form during the remaining twenty minutes however and they were in control in the closing stages. Ballincollig were very much on top during the opening minutes and points from David Bowen, Luke Fahy, Matt O'Leary and Cian Dorgan had them in a good position. They conceded a goal in the 14th minute very much against the run of play and Dungourney had the better of the remaining first half exchanges and they led 1-3 to 0-5 as the first half drew to a close but substitute Gearóid O'Donoghue managed to tie the scores at 1-3 to 0-6 shortly before the break.
Ballincollig were really in trouble in the 34th minute when they conceded a second goal and they fell six points in arrears subsequently. Cian Dorgan from a free got a point back for Ballincollig in the 37th minute and a goal from Stephen Coughlan two minutes later ensured that the issue was wide open. Cian Dorgan then tied the scores, Ballincollig were awarded a penalty but the shot was well saved. Luke Fahy’s point in the 44th minute regained the lead for Ballincollig but Dungourney went on the offensive from the puck out and raised their third green flag. Stephen Coughlan then scored his own and his team’s second goal and Ballincollig stayed ahead for the remainder of the action. They led 2-15 to 3-9 five minutes from time when Conor Sexton made a vital interception, soloed out of defence and sent the sliotar between the Dungourney uprights in spectacular fashion. Two pointed frees by the losers gave Ballincollig some cause for anxiety but Stephen Coughlan clinched victory when he raised Ballincollig's seventeenth white flag. This win will also see them promoted to a higher division of intermediate hurling league action in 2018.
Scorers for Ballincollig: Stephen Coughlan 2-1, Cian Dorgan0-8, (0-6 f), Luke Fahy 0-2, David Bowen, Gearóid O’Donoghue, Matt O Leary, Conor Sexton, Conor Kinsella, Colin O Donovan 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: R Cambridge: R O Donovan, J O Leary, C Sexton: C O Sullivan, L Jennings, R O Doherty: C Kinsella, K Walsh: D Bowen, E Hegarty, M O Leary: L Fahy, S Coughlan, C Dorgan. Subs: G O’Donoghue 23, C O Donovan 48, P O Neill 52, S O Sullivan 58.
Division 4 Hurling League Final: Sarsfields 1-15 Mayfield 2-13
Junior A Hurling League Semi-Finals: CLOUGHDUV, Lisgoold, St. Ita’s, Erin’s Own (draw to determine pairings)
Junior B Hurling League Final: Killavullen 4-12 Killeagh 4-10

FOOTBALL Rochestown Park Hotel Division 1 Football League

Semi-Finals: BALLINCOLLIG v Valley Rovers; Carbery Rangers v Clonakilty
Division 2 Football League Final: CILL na MARTRA 1-15 MACROOM 0-9
Cill na Martra 1 – 15 Macroom 0 – 9
Cill na Martra, unbeaten in their eleven games in Division Two of the county football league, five of these against senior championship opponents, finished their season on a winning note with a fairly comprehensive win over Macroom at Baile Mhúirne in an entertaining league final. Both teams will be competing in the top division next year and the young emerging Cill na Martra side appear to be well equipped to face the strong challenge that the higher grade will pose. Macroom did have their chances of making this a more competitive game but missed goal opportunities in both halves sapped their enthusiasm and in the final quarter the fitter Cill na Martra side, aided by the wind, simply tore them asunder and outscored them by 1-6 to 0-2 to fashion out a comfortable victory. In recent years, Cill na Martra have won the Div Four league title, lost to Mallow in a Div Three final and so now complete their climb up the league grades to the summit. Their recent loss to Mitchelstown in the intermediate championship semi final is the only major setback the club and this team has had this year and the league win can add to their resolution to make no mistake and go the whole way next season. Macroom were the team forcing the pace in the first half but at the break their lead of 0-6 to 0-5 did not reflect this fact. Patrick Lucey got them off to a good start with an early brace of points, Shane and Maidhici Ó Duinnín brought the winners level by the 5th minute and then Shane and David Horgan exchanged points, the Macroom man’s drive from close range going over off the crossbar. Mike Ó Deasúna and Fintan Goold exchanged points from frees after Cill na Martra had lost Antóin Ó Cuana to injury (thankfully not serious). Goold and his former Cork colleague Nollaig Ó Laoire exchanged points from play before Seán Kiely put Macroom in front in time added on. Macroom’s minimal lead looked inadequate given that inevitably Cill na Martra were going to be fitter after their championship run and this proved to be the case.
The third quarter remained competitive even if Cill na Martra were clearly getting on top but Macroom had lost another great goal chance in the 38thminute and the winners with two points from Mike Ó Deasúna frees and one each from play from Daire MacLochlainn and Tadgh Ó Corcora were gradually beginning to dominate. A Mark Corrigan point for Macroom in the 48th minute was his side’s first score of the half and was followed by four points in reply for the Gaeltacht side, three of these smashing scores from the boot of Dan Ó Duinnín, 0-13 to 0-7 now the score with ten minutes remaining and the outcome certain. Cill na Martra were in cruise control and the goal inevitably came in the 58th minute when Dean MacCárthaigh finished a fine move in style from close range.
Scorers: Cill na Martra: D MacCarthaigh 1-0, M Ó Deasúna 0-4 (f), D Ó Duinnin 0-3, S Ó Duinnín and N Ó Laoire 0-2 each, M Ó Duinnín, D MacLochlainn, T Ó Corcora and S Ó Céilleachair 0-1 each. Macroom: P Lucey (0-1f), D Horgan and F Goold (0-1f) 0-2 each, S Kiely, M Corrigan and D Goold 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: Cill na Martra: James Aynsley: Danny Ó Conaill, Graham Ó Mocháin, Daire MacLochlainn: Seán Ó Céilleachair, Antóin Ó Cuana , Tadhg Ó Corcora: Gearóid Ó Goillidhe, Micheál Ó Deasúna: Martín Ó Conchuir, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Colm Ó Laoire: Maidhicí Ó Duinnín, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Shane Ó Duinnín. Subs: Eoin Ó Loinsuigh for A Ó Cuana inj. 25, Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe 40, Marc Ó Goillidhe 48, Jamesie Ó Conaill 53, Dean MacCarthaigh 55, Donal Óg Ó Laoire 58.
Macroom: Declan Kiely: Michael Cahill, Rory Buckley, Kevin O’Dwyer: Michael Cronin, Fintan Goold, Gerard Angland: David Goold, Seán Kiely: Mark Corrigan, Olan Murphy, Tony Dineen: Conor O’Sullivan, David Horgan, Patrick Lucey. Subs: Don Creedon 43, John Murphy 45, Ciarán[U1] Murphy 52, Martin O’Donnell 56, Ethan O’Gorman 58.

Division 3 Football League Final

AGHABULLOGUE 3-11 Newmarket 1-14
Intermediate side Aghabullogue got the better of premier intermediate championship semi finalists Newmarket in the Div Three league final at Millstreet. It was a very well contested game with the outcome in doubt to the finish as Aghabullogue were forced o defend heroically late on when Newmarket sought to save the day. Aghabullogue conceded a goal very early on to a Newmarket penalty but were in determined form an after points from David Thompson and David Moynihan, received the boost of a goal from Mathew Bradley whose shot was deflected into the Newmarket net. Newmarket fought back to take the lead again but Aghabullogue were very focussed and regained the lead before half time when they led by 1-8 to 1-6.
On the restart, Newmarket drew level with a brace of points but Aghabullogue again went in front when Mathew Bradley’s blast was superbly stopped by the Newmarket goalkeeper but John Corkery following up belted the loose ball to the net. It was a ding dong struggle now and at the three quarter stage only a point separated the teams, but then Aghabullogue struck for another goal, Seán O’Sulllivan and John Corkery combining to set up the opportunity for David Thompson. In the closing stages, Newmarket cut a five point deficit back by two points but the Aghabullogue defending denied them the goal and so victory went to the Mid cork side.
Aghabullogue scorers: D Thompson 1-4 (0-2f), John Corkery 1-3, M Bradley 1-2, D Moynihan 0-2 ( 0-1 ‘45’, 0-1f).
Aghabullogue: John Buckley: Paul Ring, Dhani Merrick, Alan Hogan: Jerome Corkery, Ryan Dennehy, M Dennehy: David Moynihan, Mathew Bradley: Miceál Twomey, B Casey, John Corkery; David Thompson, Seán O’Sulllivan, Evan O’Sullivan. Subs; Niall BarryMurphy, Niall Buckley.
Division 4 Football League Final: Bandon v Castletownbere
Division 5 Football League Final: GRENAGH v Gabriel Rangers
Junior A Football League Semi-Finals: Knocknagree v Boherbue, Canovee v Iveleary
Junior B Football League Final: Cobh 0-9 St. John’s 0-8

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Eileen O'Flynn presenting the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for September to Kevin Hallissey, Eire Óg, in the presence of his parents, Lorraine and Michael, brother, Brian, Lisa Murphy and Rachel Cahalane ©Mike English

Muskerry Gaa-Auld Triangle Sports Star Awards pics

The winner of the Muskerry GAA Auld Triangle Sports Star award for September is Kevin Hallissey of Éire Óg and Kevin was presented with his award at a very pleasant function, hosted by the Auld Triangle, last week. Kevin was selected by the panel of judges for his performances with Éire Óg intermediate hurling team who have reached the county final and a meeting with Aghada. Kevin’s displays in general play and in particular, his accuracy and consistency from placed balls, have been major factors in the team’s progression to the county final.
Kevin was presented with his award by Éileen O’Flynn, Auld Triangle, a pleasant task no doubt for the former fellow parishioner! Also in attendance were Pat Malone, Chairman of Éire Óg and of the Mid Cork Board GAA, William Buckley, chairman of the awards committee and John Feeney, awards committee, who acted as MC.
There are eight monthly award winners annually and one of these will be named as Muskerry Sports Star of the Year at the annual awards dinner in January.

Mid Cork GAA
Rochestown Park Hotel Junior C Football Championship Final
Clondrohid v Aghinagh

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Coachford College team, winners of Cork Colleges 1st year A Blitz .©Michelle Cooney

Munster Colleges Senior Football

Corn Uí Mhuirí – Group B (Four teams, 2 to qualify ):
De La Salle, Macroom 3-15 Clonakilty Community College 1-9
De La Salle got their Munster senior campaign off to a good start at Kilmurry but won’t lose the run of themselves as they know that stiff challenges lie ahead in this very competitive group. Their very next game (Nov 8th) is against Coláiste Choilm of Ballincollig, who must now win that game to maintain their chances of qualifying for the quarter final stage after Christmas. Dylan Foley had an early goal for DLS to settle them and Jack Kelleher struck twice before half time, at which stage the Mid Cork side were in control. Clon rallied on the restart but DLS held firm and then went on the offensive again to fashion out a comfortable victory.
DLS Macroom: Tiernan Quinn (Clondrohid): Seán O’Riordan (Iveleary), Aaron O Donovan (Iveleary), Cian Twomey (Macroom): Luke O’Leary (Aghinagh), Josh Pickering (Iveleary), Lloyd Asling (Kilmurry): Seán Desmond (Clondrohid), James O’Mullane Kilmurry): Conor O’Leary (Iveleary) 0-2, Liam Twohig (Aghinagh) 0-2, Josh de Lacey (Kilmichael) 0-2: Jack Kelleher (Canovee) 2-2, Dylan Foley (Éire Óg) 1-5 (0-3 f), Greg Fitton (Kilmurry)0-2.
Col Chríost Rí 1-14 Col Choilm, Ballincollig 1-13
Col Choilm went under to CC Rí at Cork IT grounds in Bishopstown. Col Choilm were going well in the opening quarter and led by four points after twenty minutes but CCR recovered before the break and the city side led by 0-8 to 0-6 at that stage. Col Choilm kicked five wides on the restart but then drew level at 1-10 to 0-13 with a Evan Cooke goal. A goal for CCR nine minutes from time was to prove to be the matchwiner.
Col Choilm: Adam O’Riordan (Éire Óg): S Dwane (St Finbarrs), F Denny (Ballincollig), F Ó Murchu (Bishopstown): E Dodd (Canovee), C O’Callaghan (Éire Óg) 0-3, C Rickard (Éire Óg) 0-2: J Murphy (Éire Óg) 0-5, E Cooke (Ballincollig) 1-0: H Murphy (Éire Óg) 0-1, J O’Sullivan (É Óg) 0-1, G Moynihan (É Óg) 0-1; S McCarthy (Inniscarra), E Carroll (Kilmurry), N Lordan (Ballinora)

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Foireann Naomh Abán who defeated Western Gaels in the u14 football final ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Laochra Óg

50/50 Club Development Draw took place in Clondrohid Community Hall. Winner Patrick Browne, Kilnamartyra who won €357 and the sellers prize of €25 went to the Mons Bar. Thanks to everyone who took part in the draw. Next draw takes place on November 5th.

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Macroom, Canovee, Aghinagh and Kilmichael teams who competed at Hugo Casey U-12 Blitz. © Con Kelleher

Macroom Juvenile G.A.A.

Hugo Casey Cup. The annual U-12 blitz took place last Sat. and the Cup has been dedicated to the late Hugo Casey. The occasion was graced by the presence of Hugo's widow, Toinette, daughter Fidelma, grandsons Mark and David, and sister Regina. I've sent a report to Brendan and this will probably come to LVO. Attached are some photos from the day and unfortunately from our point of view Canovee won.

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Colm Oldham and his son, Jack, presenting trophy to Dean Granville, winning captain of the inaugural Thady Oldham Cup. © Con Kelleher

The Thady Oldham Cup. Despite Ophelia’s disruptive influence on Monday, October 16, the inaugural Thady Oldham Cup was held on October 18 in the Castle Grounds. Thady passed away earlier in 2017 and was a stalwart member of the club for many years. He served as a selector and a committee member. He will be especially remembered for his work on the pitch, as an umpire and as a fund-raiser. Over the existence of the lotto he collected well in excess of €100,000 for the club. Allied to that was a sharp sense of humour, a keen sense to detect and puncture pomposity and a fund of funny yarns, all of which made him a very popular figure in the club. His family and the club will greatly miss him.
The competition was for boys from U-14 to U-11 (2017). Games were 10 minutes a half, no hopping or solos allowed and points and goals were of equal value. 51 lads participated and Mark, Diarmuid, Steve and Geraldine picked 6 teams. The captains were Barry Galvin, Sam Kelleher, Kieran Doody, Darragh Neville, Gerry Kelleher and Dean Granville. On a fine night, in front of many spectators and under lights, each side played each other in a round-robin; most of the games were close, with a number of draws. 3 contests were played simultaneously across the pitch and were expertly refereed by Concubhar, Brendan, James and Shane. Teams captained by Dean Granville and Gerry Kelleher emerged to contest the final and Dean’s team won out. Some classy football was played and some lovely goals and points were scored. A warm tribute was made to Thady, and Colm and Jack, his son and grandson, were on hand to make the presentation. It was a great idea well executed by the club and the boys enjoyed the occasion.
Cancellations. U-16s league semi-final against Kanturk was cancelled and ‘Junior’ league – U-10s to U-7s, scheduled for Friday night, was also cancelled because of poor weather.
Cork U-15 Panel: Congratulations to James Galvin, David Hunt, Liam Linehan and Bradley O’Shea who have been selected for this panel.
Coming Events: Friday; the minors have a league play-off against Kilbrittain; Macroom is the venue, time not settled. Sat.; The U-9s/U-10s are going to Lee Valley Harbour for kayaking and archery. U-16 League semi-final, ‘Junior’ league and Juvenile A.G.M. – dates not yet fixed.

Macroom Ladies Football

Having finally played their long awaited League final against Donoughmore in Carrigadrohid on Sunday, October 15th, Macroom's U16 Ladies are the Mid-Cork B League Champions for the second year in a row. Macroom had their first score within minutes; kept the pressure on and by half-time had notched up an impressive 5-6 to 0-1 lead. With more of the same in the second half, the final score of 6-11 to 2-4. Macroom LGFC would like to thank Donoughmore and their mentors for a great game. Thanks also to Canovee GAA for the use of their pitch and referee Mr Kieran Creed who presented the trophy on behalf of the Mid-Cork Board to Macroom Captain, Katie Dineen. This incredible bunch of Macroom ladies have remained unbeaten for the last two years and are really providing our younger girls with a great set of role models.
The Macroom Ladies had a victory parade with the cup through the streets of Macroom with the co-operation of the Gardaí. Thanks to Ted Kelleher First Aid and Hygiene Supplies who sponsored the brand new Macroom U16 LGFC jerseys which got their first match wear in the final. The ladies were treated to light refreshments afterwards in the Castle Hotel (also a kind sponsor of our new jerseys). Pictures of the day are on our Macroom Ladies Football Facebook page.
Mid Cork Development Academy training continues with top coaches each Saturday morning. Storm Brian meant the cancellation of one session but training for u13 and u15 girls should continue on Saturday October 28. The U14 Autumn League is about to begin and Team messages will go out to all regarding training and match times etc. We will also be putting up details of matches on our Facebook page on an ongoing basis.
Our new Macroom Ladies replica jerseys, shorts and socks are available at the moment but a full exclusive range of Macroom LGFC leisurewear is currently being designed & will be made available on the shop shortly at http://www.azzurri.ie/Shop/Macroom-Ladies.

Macroom FC

Adults: Macroom B travelled to Glanmire to take on Riverstown and won convincingly, on a 5-1 scoreline. The visitors were the better team throughout and could well have scored further goals but for good goalkeeping and a number of strange refereeing decisions. The opening goal came on 10 minutes when Riverstown failed to clear a corner and Darren Dineen smashed home. Soon after Dineen was fouled in the box and Dec O' Riordan stepped up to make it 2-0 from the penalty spot and this was the half time score. Early in the second period, Matt O' Leary's header secured the third while Mark O' Callaghan scored from close range to make it 4-0. And in injury time, Darren Dineen was again on target when he coolly finished having rounded the keeper.
Macroom A finally kicked off their league campaign and defeated Greenwood 5-3 at Murrayfield. This was a morale boosting win considering the visitors led 3-1 at one stage of the game. This Sat brings the Mossie Linnane league cup quarter final away to Knocknaheeny Celtic.
U14 Teams: A severely understrength U14 team travelled to play Leeds and were defeated 5-2. With so many regulars missing the team did remarkably well. Goals were scored by Ronan Morey and Alexander Asling. Brian Healy and Mark Hunt geve fine performances for Macroom. The U14A team were away to Buttevant and produced a fantastic result, winning 7-1, 2-1 ahead at half time. Both goals were scored by debutant Daniel O' Sullivan. Macroom pressed home their superiority in the second half. Michael O' Connell had a smart finish from inside the box and Ben Herlihy's free kick made it 4-1. Next it was Dylan Wenger's turn to score from long range and Darren Sweeny then struck to the top corner. With time almost up, the hard working Rory Duggan got a deserved goal to conclude a satisfactory day. Macroom had excellent outings from the whole squad. Also, a big thanks to all parents who travelled and supported so well.
Youths League: The U18 team headed for Cork to play Leeds and recorded a superb 2-0 win. Dylan Twomey found space in the box and quickly squared for Lloyd Asling to score from close range. Asling then turned provider for Szymon Sanetra who sent a neat lob into the empty net. Half time score was 2-0. The home side continued to press in the second half but Macroom added three more points to their tally. This was also an excellent defensive display with Sean Desmond outstanding in the centre back position.
Lotto Results: 09/10/17 Jackpot: 8,600 euro. Numbers drawn: 11, 14, 33. No Winner. 80 euro: Breda McCarthy. 20 euro: Claire Cross c/o Darrin, Joe Cunningham c/o PoR, Mag Murphy c/o Goldens, Patrick Moynihan c/o Janet.

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Philip Cooper presents his trophy for Golfer of the Year to Tim O’Callaghan at Macroom Golf Club. Included are James Neville, Chairman; Tom Fitzgerald, Captain and Donal Ahern, President ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Results. Week 1. 12th Oct Open Singles 1st: Stephen Duggan(16) 40pts 2nd: Dan O'Brien(10) 39pts
10th Oct - Seniors Scramble 1st: Tom Fitzgerald Jim O'Connell Dermot O'Shea 46.4.
Week 2. Club Singles First John Desmond 15 33pts
14/15-Oct First Paddy O'Leary 18 39pts Second John Wiseman 37pts Third Brendan Madden 13 37pts