Lee Valley Outlook July 20 2017 v14e15

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Lee Valley Diary

Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela, 16th- 21st July
Beautiful Lee Valley Exhibition Creedon’s Hotel Inchigeelagh, July 16-22.
Pub Quiz in the Tavern Clondrohid on Fri July 21 at 8pm.
Aifreann ag Scrín Ghobnatan, Sunday, July 23, 3.30p.m
Mushera Platform Dance Sun., July 23rd, 3 - 5:30 pm.
West Muskerry A.C Athletics Summer Camp 24th - 27th July 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: Sun July 30 1pm to 5pm.
Book Launch. ‘Murragh A Place of Graves’, 3pm, Sun. 30 July at BEDA Hall, Ballineen.
Kilmurry Historical parish tour, Sat 19th Aug from museum at 11am.
Kilmurry Museum opening hours every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm.
Inchigeela Festival Aug 17 – 20
Thurs Aug 17th Fashion Island Show 7.30p.m.
Fri. Aug 18th 5km Fun Run & Walk (7.30pm)
Music @ 10:30pm Mike Denver
Sat. Aug 19th Sports Day/ Tug-O-War (2.00pm - 7.00pm) @ Iveleary GAA Grounds
Music in the Marquee with Little Hours(10.00pm) and 2FM DJ, Jenny Greene
Sun Aug 20th Children’s Fancy Dress and Live Outdoor Music in Village (6.00pm)
Music in the Marquee @ 10:00pm with Jake Carter and The Kilkennys
LVEB Events
Grease. Auditions at the Riverside Park Hotel August 20.
Mary Coughlan - September 8th
John McNicholl - September 15th
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.
Grease Lightning! from Fri 6th October.
"Sir Henry", from Thurs, Oct 26th
Shawn Cuddy and Friends November 3rd -
"Walking back to Happiness" November 11th
Celebrating Christie Hennessy November 18th.
Ruaile Buaile December 2nd –
Macroom Library
Storytime. Sat July 22 and 29th at 12 noon
Purlies Thurs July 20 at 11.30 a.m.
Hands on Space Workshop Sat July 22nd at 11.30a.m. .
‘The Trouble With Fairies’! Fri. 28th at 11a.m.
Art Exhibition by James A. Ryder, ‘Memory and Landscape’, until Fri 28th July.

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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Minister Michael Creed TD and Aindrias Moynihan TD welcoming the news of the Cork 20 International Rally in Macroom September 29. ©Martin Walsh

AceSigns Cork 20 International Rally 2017

Preparations for the AceSigns Cork 20 International Rally, in association with The Riverside Park Hotel and the Lee Valley Enterprise Board, is well underway. Planning for the event is at an advanced stage, with the rally route (Special Stages) finalised and all the necessary amenities and facilities in place around the town of Macroom.
The Cork 20 International Rally has made flying visits to the Macroom area over the years, using classic stages such as Mulliginish, Lough Allua and Fuhiry, but this is the first time the event will be based in the town, bringing with it an estimated 20,000 visitors, a welcome boost to the economy in the region. Some of this is already evident, with local hotels and guest houses being booked out. A fundraising committee has also been set up to help finance the running of the event and so far, there has been a great response from businesses that recognise its value to the local economy and to the tourist industry. Television coverage will extend to 33 countries across Europe and America and it is a great opportunity for Macroom and the Lee Valley to showcase some of the amazing scenery and tourist attractions the area has to offer.
The Rally will kick off on Friday, September 29 with a spectacular ceremonial start in the town square, where people will get the chance to see the drivers and their cars at the starting ramp. It will move on to the special stages on Saturday and Sunday, taking in Kilnamartyra and Inchigeela villages as well as the Mushera Mountains, before heading back to the main square in Macroom for the finish ramp on Sunday evening. More information will follow in the coming weeks in the Lee Valley Outlook and on social media outlets.

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Church of Ireland, Castle Street, Macroom ©Lee Valley outlook

Church of Ireland Development

The beautiful Church of Ireland building at Castle Street, Macroom, may become a cultural centre for the town if the Lee Valley Enterprise Board’s dream becomes reality. The church building was donated by the C of I authorities for the use of the local community when it was deconsecrated. The bell from the church was transferred to Macroom Town Hall in 1990 and it still rings out the hour, the half and quarter hour, reaffirming Macroom’s title from Penal times, The Town of the Old Bell.
Preservation work was done on the building at various times during the decades and different projects were proposed but, as always, finance was a huge consideration, as was the need for a vibrant, imaginative group to develop the site’s potential.
Cork County Council is now the owner of the building and the Lee Valley Enterprise Board have procured a long term lease. The LVEB has ambitious plans that include creating a Visual Arts Centre there; hosting a tourist information office, a Gearagh Interpretative Centre and creating a space for intimate music recitals. The building could also be used for civic and awards ceremonies in the town. The plans are exciting and ambitious but will require major financing to the tune of €480000.
The LVEB has begun the fundraising process and the proceeds of some recent productions in the Riverside Park Hotel have been placed in the fund for the restoration of the old church. In the late autumn, LVEB will put on a production of ‘Grease’, with the dual aim of promoting young talent in the area and of raising money for the restoration fund.

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Macroom Rangers on hike round Muckross Lake. ©

Macroom Scouts at Base Camp South

Scouts from Macroom joined with other groups in the Southern Province for three nights’ camping which included activities and skills challenges, both on site, at Kilcully Scout Campsite and offsite, at the Glen Resource Centre and in Cobh. A big thank you to the Base Camp South team for a really enjoyable and interesting camp. Macroom Scouts camped in the subcamp, ‘Elephant Island’. Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean, spent 492 days drifting on ice before a journey in boats to Elephant Island. He was a member of the crew which made an open boat journey of 1,500km from Elephant Island to South Georgia to seek aid for the stranded party.

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Macroom Scouts on camp based on the theme of Tom Crean, Antarctic Explorer. ©

Glorious Food – September 21 – 24

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 and 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." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.macroomfoodfestival.com">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.http://www.macroomfoodfestival.com

Macroom Library

Please be advised that it is library policy that members produce their library card to borrow books etc. To avoid disappointment, make sure you have your card on you before you come in to us.
The Purlies knitters meet at 11 am on Thursday 20th. All welcome. Hands on Space Workshop Saturday July 22nd at 11.30 for children 9 years up. This event needs to be booked in advance. Ring 026 42483 for details and to book. This will not interfere with the regular Storytime at 12 noon for 3 - 8 years old. All welcome. The Space Studies Programme 2017 is looking for volunteers to share their memories of Apollo 11, the first moon landing. They’re looking for 10 - 15 people to come to Blackrock Castle Observatory at 2pm on Tuesday July 25th for about 2 hours. You will be interviewed by students from the Space Humanities Department. The contact number to get involved is Ruth at 086 8182131. On Friday 28th there is a play/ show for 3-5 year olds and their accompanying adults with the intriguing title ‘The Trouble With Fairies’! It’s at 11a.m and an open event, no booking necessary. Storytime again on Saturday 29th at 12 noon with a member of staff.
Our Summer Stars Reading scheme continues. Don’t forget to bring your Summer Stars card with you for stamping. We have pages for colouring and activity sheets at the desk for participants. They are all put up on display when they are returned to us and much admired.
Also gaining great admiration is the artwork of James A. Ryder titled ‘Memory and Landscape’. It will be on view until Friday 28th July.

Musical Theatre

We are delighted to announce that auditions for the popular musical ‘Grease’ will take place on August 20th at Riverside Park Hotel, time to be confirmed. All youths in the Lee Valley region are welcome to attend the auditions. This exciting Musical production will be directed by Margo Carlisle - Carlisle Stage School Cork. All enquiries can be forwarded to Ann Dunne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lee Valley Enterprise Board Events

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. Events include Mary Coughlan - September 8th; John McNicholl - September 15th; Lee Valley Youth present Grease Lightning!, directed by Margo Carlisle, Carlisle Stage School Cork, from Friday 6th October. Auditions Sun 20th August - time to be confirmed. The World Premiere of the New Musical, "Sir Henry", written by Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly, directed by Cathal Mac Cabe is on Thursday, October 26th. Auditions late August, date to be confirmed.
Other dates for your winter diary: November 3rd - Shawn Cuddy and Friends. November 11th - "Walking back to Happiness" (60's and 70's Music Show). November 18th Aonghus McAnally: Celebrating Christie Hennessy. December 2nd – Ruaile Buaile
Ticket info will be available in the next edition of the Lee Valley Outlook! For further info please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sr. Brigid, who has retired as Principal of St. Joseph’s, Macroom, with members of staff. ©


Contact information: Please email text and/or photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 026-41891 or post to Lee Valley Outlook, Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. (Photos by Friday before publication)
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.
Your Own Place Every village in the Lee Valley has a rich history. They may be mainly residential now, but not too long ago they had shops, schools, churches, creameries, pubs, a dance hall, a graveyard, a pitch, a forge, trades people, priests. We invite Lee Valley residents to research their own place and its people, how it has changed and how it had remained the same; how it has improved and disimproved. Young people may do this research, with the help of their elders. Schools or historical societies may accept the challenge. But it is important to record your own place’s story for posterity. Old photographs and posters are particularly relevant. We will be delighted to publish any local history you may care to submit.
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.
Mushera Platform Dance will take place Sunday, July 23rd from 3-5:30 pm. Music by C&M Sound.
Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association’s parish hidden gem trip takes place, Saturday 19th August, leaving museum at 11am.Tour includes visit to Lissarda House, Warrenscourt House, Warrensgrove, Ryecourt and Belmount House. To reserve a place on bus, please leave name and €20 at Sheila’s Shop. Tour includes refreshments and free entry to museum afterwards.
La La Land Lee Valley Academy of Music is putting on a production of La La Land in September for teenagers in the local area, as a summer project. We would love to encourage some more young people to get involved. This is a community project and could be of great benefit to the young people of Macroom!
Retirement of Sr. Brigid: As Sr. Brigid retires we wish to acknowledge the wonderful work she has done as Principal of St. Joseph’s Primary School over the last 24 years. She has devoted herself to providing the best possible education for all pupils and we sincerely thank her for the selfless commitment and dedication she has shown. Her retirement marks an end to the direct involvement of the Sisters of Mercy in education in Macroom. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Sisters for their huge contribution to Macroom over the last 150 years. We wish Sr. Brigid every success, health and happiness in her retirement.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto Results 9/07/2017. Jackpot €4.000. Numbers drawn 03, 21 and 27.. No winner. €50 Seanie & Kay MacSullivan, Carrigagulla, €20 each: Eoin & Liz McCarthy, Knock, Behina, Aaron Cronin, Leades Cross, Denis Lynch, Knockrour, Jayden Crowley, Barretts Place, Macroom.
16/07/2017. Jackpot €4.150. Numbers drawn 01, 22 and 42. One winner. Johnny O'Connor, Lyroe. €50 Dylan Aiden & Angela Kelleher, Coolkisha. €20 each Isabelle Cooney, Behina, Eileen Martin, Leemount, Coachford, David Kelleher, C/O John Casey, Jason McCarthy, Tigh Ui Laoire.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: July 5 . Jackpot €2200. One winner. Realtin Walsh, Macroom Seller: Sheila Walsh, Carriganima €70 - Katie Dineen, The Terrace. €20 each: Eileen Cooney, Coachford James McSweeney, Carrigaphooka Zena Cotter, Kilvoultra - Lilly Anne Kelleher c/o Gene Kelleher
July 12. Jackpot €1000. No winner. €70 - Mairead O’ Sullivan, Coachford. €20 each: - Mary Cooney, c/o Greyhound Bar Margaret O’Connor c/o Laine Bar Tom McSweeney, c/o Mary Anne’s Bar James & Sheila Kelleher, Carriganarthane
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 4/04/2017. Jackpot €5.800. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 16-32-35. €70 . Colman Corrigan, Glen Park €20 each. Ber Kearney, Town Hall, Mary Mc Carthy, The Glebe, Nora O'Shea, Mashanaglass, Norann Murphy, Barrett Place, Hugh Twomey, Middle Square.
11/07/2017 Jackpot €6,000. One Winner Kathy Looney, 18 The Lawn, Macroom. Numbers drawn: 8-11-21. €70 Bridie Murphy, Dromree, Denise Moloney, Main Street, Paul Long, New Street, Declan Coughlan, Kilnagurteen, Richie O'Connor, Oakwood.
Macroom F.C. Lotto 10/07/17 Jackpot €6,000. Numbers drawn: 12, 28, 35. No Winner €80 Kevin Payne c/o Castle Hotel €20 each Helen McSweeney c/o June Eileen McSweeney c/o Po'R Sheila Johnson c/o Lars Gobnait Riordan c/o Fudge
17/10/17 Jackpot €6.200.Numbers drawn: 19, 26, 35. No Winner €80 Helen McSweeney c/o June €20 each. Maeve Cotter c/o T.P.s Michael Vaughan c/o Lars Dan Callaghan c/o Swanky Wonka c/o Willie
Coachford AFC Lotto Results. 10/7/2017. Jackpot: €1,200. Numbers Drawn: 5 – 17 – 33. No Winner. €40 Margaret O’Shea, €20 Philip Cullinane, Jillian O’Shea, John Hogan, Kathleen Healy (Yearly Ticket).
17/7/2017. Jackpot: €1,400. Numbers Drawn: 6 – 25 – 34. No Winner. €40 Ben Philpott, €20 Ben Philpott, Lucy Maher, John T. Roche, Gavin O’Flynn.

Lee Valley Updates

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Inchigeela Festival August 17 – 20 launch. From left Patrick O’Riordan, treasurer, Diarmuid O’Riordan, chairman, Ger Mc Sweeney, secretary ©

Inchigeela Festival – August 17 – 20

Following on from the success of previous years, Inchigeela Festival returns once again with a bumper weekend of activities in store for all, running from Thursday, August 17th until Sunday, August 20th.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, August 17th with a night of style at our ‘Fashion Island’ Show, in association with Mahon Point Shopping Centre. The fashion show will be presented by Dee Kelly Morgan, Style Advisor at Mahon Point Shopping Centre; Pam Morrissey of Sobe Brown hairdressing salon (as seen on RTÉ) and Emma Ronan (makeup artist). A great night is guaranteed with lots of fashion advice and hair and make-up tips. As always, patrons are encouraged to get their glad rags on as there’s a prize for best dressed in attendance on the night. The night will kick off with a drinks reception on arrival and a raffle with great prizes to round it off. Top prize of a fantastic break away at Castlemartyr Resort. Tickets will be available from Cutz N’ Style Hair Salon Macroom, Muse Hair Salon in Macroom and Ballingeary, Julianne’s Hair Salon in Dunmanway and from Iveleary GAA club members
Friday, August 18th sees the return of the enduring but enjoyable 5km Fun Run/Walk with all proceeds going to Local Hospitals in Macroom & Dunmanway. As per last year, the route will head out the main Macroom road with registration open from 6:30pm @ Iveleary GAA Grounds. The improved surface and mostly flat terrain along this route is sure to attract even more athletes than last year. While non-runners can take it at their own pace and enjoy a leisurely stroll or jog, more experienced runners can compete for cash prizes for 1st and 2nd in both the Men’s and Women’s category. Later that night, from 10:30 pm in the festival marquee, we will be dancing the night away with Danny and Mary O’Leary, followed by one of the hottest talents in Irish Country Music at the moment, Mike Denver. The Portumna Powerhouse has really set the country scene alight, picking up numerous awards at the Irish Country Music Awards over the years.
Saturday, August 19th is once again a day to be enjoyed with the family, as Iveleary GAA Grounds hosts a Family Fun & Sports Day with events for all to enjoy. The traditional Tug-O-War tournament will take place on Saturday evening from 6pm at Iveleary GAA grounds. The night finishes off in style at the marquee from 10 pm with live music from the excellent and up and coming, Little Hours band followed by renowned Irish & 2FM DJ, Jenny Greene & The Electric Disco - a fantastic line-up. Saturday night is a ticket only event and details of where to purchase tickets are on Facebook or you can contact our club chairman, Diarmuid O’Riordan on (085)174 1122.
On Sunday, August 20th, the final day of the festival, a Children’s Fancy Dress Parade will provide the evening entertainment from 6 pm, followed by live outdoor music in Inchigeela village. The festival will then close out in style with music at the marquee from 10 pm by the very popular Jake Carter (Nathan’s brother) followed by the excellent and well-known band The Kilkennys.
Be sure to come along with family and friends to what is guaranteed to be another great weekend in Inchigeela!
Stay connected with ‘Inchigeela Festival’ on Facebook (Inchigeela Festival) and on Twitter (@InchigeelaFest).
For further details, please contact Club Chairman, Diarmuid O’Riordan on (085)174 1122.

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Debs 2017 Coláiste Ghobnatan ©Nora Ní Luasa

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.

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Ian Maguire at Clondrohid Cúl Camp with Ann O’Connell, Yvonne Kelleher, Fergal Kelleher, Eleanor Kelleher and Teresa Twomey ©

Clondrohid Updates

Mass in Carriganima: The 10am Sunday morning mass in Carriganima will not be celebrated from July 30 to Sept 3, both days inclusive. Mass will be resumed again on Sunday Sept 10
Knock Pilgrimage: will take place on Tuesday August 15, Bus leaving Ballyvourney at 7am and Clondrohid at 7.15am. . For more info contact Mary Twomey on 086 3299375.
Pub quiz at the tavern: The Dineen family are organising a Pub Quiz in aid of Pieta House in the Tavern Clondrohid on Friday night July 21 at 8pm. Anyone affected by suicide in the parish and surrounds will know that this is a very worthy cause. There will be a table quiz (team of 4 is €40), a raffle and entertainment. Everyone welcome, contact Darren on 0879822248 for more info.
Family Fun Day: Clondrohid G.A.A. are hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday July 30 in the G.A.A. grounds 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.
Development Group: Judging for Tidy Towns should be happening at any time now. The village is looking well at the moment, the flowers and shrubs are very colourful. Congrats to all those households who have manicured their gardens and put up many hanging baskets, and flower containers. Well done to all those who are helping the Development Group with maintenance and watering. Well done to Johnny who is constantly on the go, and to Eugene. Keep up the good work of keeping the village neat and tidy and litter free. Continue with the cleaning and painting. Children have a lot of free time now, put some of it to good use and be proud of your village.
C.A.R.T Carriganima The famous C.A.R.T. bus is heading to the Greyhound Track this Saturday evening July 22 leaving Carriganima at 6.20pm. On Sunday July 30 it is heading for Spike Island for a day trip. Bus leaving Carriganima at 9.15am. For both trips, if you need more info contact 087 8794128 or 086 8736614.
G.A.A. News: Once again a very successful Cúl Camp was held in Clondrohid. The weather was gorgeous, the organisation excellent, and over 90 children had a great time. Well done to Fergal and Yvonne, the main organisers of this event, and their helpers Teresa, Ann and Eleanor, all the coaches and the young players from U 14 and U 16 teams in the club, all who gave freely of their time for the week. Mr. Cool was a welcome visitor with the warm weather. Great excitement greeted Aidan Walsh, Ian Maguire and Alan Cadogan who all visited the camp.
Junior A championship: Clondrohid V Canovee this Sunday July 23 at 7pm in Macroom. The best of luck. Congrats on defeating Eire Óg in Junior A league on a score line of 1.12 to 1. 11
Dancing in Mushera: The next dance will take place this Sunday evening 3pm to 5.30pm. Music by C & N Sound. Hope the sun the shines.

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Some of the cyclists at Liz Lucey Memorial Run in Inchigeela ©Lee Valley outlook

Inchigeela Updates

Boating. A troop of young Boy Scouts from Crosshaven enjoyed the good weather on the Inchigeela Lakes last week. The troop camped on the South Lake road and from this base, launched their sailing boats and canoes each day. They enjoyed wonderful, weather as every day proved to be better than the next. They had two sailing boats and a large number of kayaks and altogether, made a spectacular, colourful picture on the lakes. It all points to the fantastic facility we have at our doorstep and which often is taken for granted. There’s nothing to beat a picnic on the lakes. Boats, fishing tackle and engines can be hired from Greg Latour at (026)47151 Advice is free! K2 Kayaks Inchigeela, have a fleet of new Kayaks for hire @ 0894224414 See Facebook.
Daniel Corkery Summer School. The week had a wonderful start with painting by the lake at the boat slip in sunshine, under clear blue skies on Monday morning. I witnessed some lovely creations and interpretations of our much photographed landmark. I look forward to seeing the finished products at week’s end.
Meeting. A meeting of Croí na Laoi will take place at 9.pm in the Hall after the Tidy towns clean-up on Tuesday 25th July.
Fundraiser The Liz Lucey event was a great success and much credit goes to all involved.
Éalú Lua. We are looking forward to the Adventure Race on Saturday 16th September, on and around Loch Allua, a series of lakes between Inchigeela and Ballingeary. It consists of a 5km run, 20km cycle and 1.5km in a 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.
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Members of Aghinagh Macra, winners of Muskerry Macra Club of the Year Award 2017. ©

Macra Matters.

Aghinagh Macra are extremely proud to have been awarded the title of Muskerry Macra Club of the Year 2017. The awards night took place on the 30th of June in Murray's Bar, Macroom. Aghinagh will now go forward to represent Muskerry in the Club of the Year competition. One of the highlights of the year for Aghinagh Macra was winning the Men's 7 a side football All-Ireland. Aghinagh Macra are looking forward to the next Macra year and are always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining please contact secretary, Sheena Murphy on 0867356180.
Donoughmore Macra would like to congratulate club member Clive Osborne on winning the U23 National Dairy Stockjudging final held in Kilteagan Co. Wicklow. Congratulations also to club member Edel O’Connell, who won the Senior National Dairy Stockjudging final representing Kerry Macra. The club is also busy getting ready for our Calor Know Your Neighbour event being held on Sunday July 23rd in conjunction with Donoughmore Carnival. All are welcome to attend.

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.

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Bill Barry, Macroom, , chats with Professor Cian Ó Mathúna, left, who delivered the keynote address on Tyndall at the Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela ©Lee Valley outlook

John Tyndall in Inchigeela

John Tyndall 1820 – 1893 made an unexpected appearance in Inchigeela at the Daniel Corkery Summer School, courtesy of actor, John Healy and Professor Cian Ó Mathúna, Head of Strategic Programs, Tyndall Microsystems, University College Cork. Cian is son of Dónal agus Caitlín Ó Mathúna, Well House, New Street, Macroom and is Research Professor at the College of Engineering, U.C.C.
In the keynote speech at the 2017 Summer School, Professor Ó Mathúna told of the Quaker physicist who was born in Carlow and received his education locally and in England and Germany. A superb communicator and educator, Tydall was expert at explaining scientific concepts to a non scientific audience, an aim also aspired to by the lecturer in Inchigeela! He listed some of Tyndall’s spheres of interest and research, particularly with regard to the Greenhouse Effect. Professor Ó Mathúna went on to outline the work undertaken by the very highly qualified staff at the Tyndall Institute in Cork. The research and development facilities there help new, developing and established industries to grow and prosper. Significant discovery and development are achieved in areas such as SMART communications, sensors, fibre optics, use of sensors in health, the environment and agricultural areas.
The Tyndall Institute is a centre of excellence and is recognised as such by a host of international academic and scientific institutions and by companies such as Intel, Boston Scientific, etc. It continues to attract very highly qualified staff to Cork and provide more and more high quality jobs for our graduates.

Comharchumann Mhúscraí

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!
Eolas / Info Tuilleadh eolais faoin gComharchumann ar fail ar line ag www.cfmteo.com. Coinnigh suas chun data linn ar na meáin shóisialta: Facebook–ccfmteo / Twitter - @CFM_Teoranta. More info on the Comharchumann online at www.cfmteo.com. Keep up to date with us on social media: Facebook – ccfmteo / Twitter - @CFM_Teoranta

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Cill na Martra u14s who won a first ever Muskerry title for the parish in July 1967, 50 years ago ©Seán Ó Céilleachair

Cill na Martra Jubilarians

1967 - Éamonn de Valera was President of Ireland. Jack Lynch was Taoiseach. Meath beat Cork in the All Ireland Senior Football final and Kilkenny beat Tipp in the hurling. And also, 50 years ago this month, Cill na Martra brought honour to Sean Ó Síocháin’s native parish when they won their first ever mid Cork GAA Championship title at any grade, albeit the Muskerry u14 football final, beating Donoughmore. The General Secretary of the GAA was on hand to present the medals to the victors early in 1968.
The u14 final was played in the Castle Grounds, Macroom on the evening of Tuesday July 11. It was a low-scoring game, with just six scores in total. Both teams gave their fans value for money for 60 minutes. It was played amid great excitement and Cill na Martra held on to win by just two points on a final score Cill na Martra 1-3 Donoughmore 1-1. The referee was Liam Deasy , Macroom .
B'é Éamonn Mac Carthaigh captaen Cill na Martra ar an lá stairiúil sin. Tá gach duine a d’imir ar an bhfoireann beo fós, buíochas le Dia. Fr. Stephen O’Mahony, Cill na Martra curate at the time, is the only surviving member of the management team. He was co-trainer with Seán Ó Céilleachair N.T.
The previous Saturday’s Cork Examiner had the following notice; - Sports Fixtures. GAA’s Muskerry Division Grade B Schools Shield Football Final at Macroom on Tuesday July 11 at 8pm Donoughmore v Kilnamartyra .Taille 1/-
Cill na Martra’s path to victory
At Cloughduv Thursday June 1 Cill na Martra 3-0 Ballinora 1-2
At Macroom Friday June 23 Cill na Martra 2-3 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1-2
At Macroom Tuesday July 11 Cill na Martra 1-3 Donoughmore 1-1
Cill na Martra Tomas Ó Scribhin, Sean Ó Rinn, Éamonn Mac Carthaigh, captaen, Padraig Ó Miadhachain (Mehigan) Concubhar Ó Riordan ,Sean Ó hÉalaithe. Micheal Ó Croinin, Donal Ó Goilli, (Golden), Diarmuid Ó hUidhir, (Hoare) Tadhg J. Ó Duinnin, Tadhg G Ó Duinnin, Seamus Ó Conaill, Seosamh Mac Suibhne , Sean Mac Suibhne , Seamus de Brún. Fir Ionaid Partial an Ó Conaill, Padraig Ó Faolain (Whelan), Sean Ó Murchu.
Donoughmore . Peter O’Regan, Patsy O’Connell , Michael Barry, Finbarr Healy, John Cronin , Michael Buckley , Paddy Corkery. Donal O’Callaghan, Matt O'Leary, Philip Barrett, Finbarr Downey, Connie O’Callaghan , Paddy Foley, Art Foley, David O’Sullivan. Subs. Raymond O’Connell , Paddy O’Mahony, Ted O’Rourke. Team photoraph by the late Sean Ó Ceilleachair N.T.

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Monument at St. Berrihert’s Well, Macroom ©Lee Valley outlook

St Berrihert

On the Inchigeela, road, opposite the industrial restate, is the Shrine of St. Berrihert. The main feature of the shrine in the 1950’s was a well, almost inaccessible because of undergrowth, sloping ground and a high fence. However, at the prompting of a local enthusiast, the whole area got a facelift in the 1960’s. Most of the work on the construction of the shrine was done voluntarily by numerous families who had been accustomed to mąkę regular visits to the well since their youth.
Now the shrine is fronted by a wall, two sets of pillars and a well maintained gate leading to the shrine by means of a sloping pathway , with lawns and shrubs on both sides. Near the top is a niche holding a statue of the Virgin Mary, with a protecting glass front and a fluorescent tube surround. Plaques bear dedications, prayers and the story of the well:
This ancient Holy Well is Tobar Berrihert or Berrihert's Well. Berichter or Bercheart was the son of a Saxon prince who came to Ireland 664 A.D. A monastery which he founded in Tullylease became the centre of his cult. He died about 700 A.D. He is venerated in various Munster districts. It is customary to make rounds in his honour at this shrine on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. '
The traditional round in honour of St. Berrihert has six main instructions:
1. Begin by walking round the well (or shrine) reciting the Apostles Creed.
2. Recite seven Paters, Aves and Glorias at the centre of the shrine.
3. Repeat 2 at left of shrine.
4. Repeat 2 at right of shrine.
5. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 three times more.
6. Finish with the recitation of the Rosary at the centre.
At one time, crowds made rounds at the well during Holy Week - quite a difficult task because of the rough conditions of the surroundings. Since the early 1970’s, the shrine is still patronised but not in great numbers. The rounds take less than one hour to complete.
In 1965, the Parish Priest of Tullylease shared his research into the life of St Berrihert with a Macrompian :
St Berrihert s principal church was in Tullylease and he was buried here in 839 A.D. The stone placed over his grave is preserved here and is one of the country's national monuments. It is known to students of archaeology all over the world. Berrihert came here to Tullylease at an unknown date from England, probably the north of England. He is said to have come first to Mayo where his brother, Gerald, remained. Legend says he also spent some time in Cullen, (Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh) ,with his sisters, St Lassair and Inghean Buidhe. Many scholars however favour the more acceptable view that he came in the train of those monks who left England after the Council of Whitby in the 7th century. He founded a typical Hiberno Saxon monastery here in Tullylease and died here December 6th 839 AD. His feast day is celebrated on February 18.
He is spoken of as having been a blacksmith. Perhaps he was because the shrine of St Patrick's Bell was made by Noonan from Tullylease in 1091 and it is quite possible that Berrihert introduced the crafts of metalwork, iron, silver and gold to Tullylease from his home in the north of England . The shrine may be seen of course in the National Museum in Dublin.
Later on, in Norman times, a monastery of Canons Regular of St Augustine was founded on the site of the old monastery of St Berrihert. The church of that monastery still stands and in and around it, archaeologists have found some of the most interesting stones in Ireland. The house in which St Berrihert is said to have lived has also been excavated here. It stands beside the well and is peculiar in shape.
Sources of information : Historical and Topographical notes. Vol 4 by Grove White.
Journals of Cork Archaeological Society 1911 vol. xv11 no. 90 and 1938 vol. XL111 no 158
Ulster Journal of Archaeology Vol 6
History of Cork, Cloyne and Ross by Brady.
It is also worth noting that a townland on the border of Macroom and Aghinagh parishes bears the name Kilberrihert. Kilberrihert is a townland of 943 acres. At the south side are the remains of an ancient church with disused burial ground. Older generations of Macrompians refer to Lower Cork St. as Ballaghascreen or Ballascreen. Some have interpreted this as possibly Bealach an Scrin or the Way of the Shrine. Courtesy of D.C. Ó Mathúna

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Irish Democratic Labour Federation badge. July Object of the Month at Kilmurry Museum. ©

Kilmurry Museum Object of the month for July

Irish Democratic Labour Federation badge. This is one of the smallest items in the museum’s collection, but this tiny badge is a reminder of one of the most important movements in the decades leading up to the Irish revolutionary period. Anybody who has read any of our local historian Michael Galvin’s many books on life in Kilmurry and mid-Cork from the Famine days onward, will be aware of the significant role of the labour movement in political and social developments through to the War of Independence. In fact, many of those who were centrally involved in the labour movement locally were also active in the revolutionary movement.
At a meeting in Cork City Hall, Michael Davitt founded the federation in January 1890 “for the defence and advancement of the rights of labour in Ireland.” The little badge is a reminder of that event, with the words carefully embossed around the three leaves of the white-metal shamrock: “Irish Democratic Labour Federation Founded by Ml Davitt 1890”. Weeks later, tradesmen and labourers from Macroom and districts attended the first local meeting under the auspices of the new organisation, chaired by plasterer James Galway. By June, it claimed to have nearly the entire labouring classes of the wider district among its membership, with representatives of Kilmurry including James McCarthy, a farm labourer from Coolnacarriga in Canovee. Contingents were also present at a meeting that month in Macroom’s town square from Kilmichael, Tarelton, Clondrohid, Ballyvourney, Kilnamartyra and Ballinagree. A photo of an ILLA gathering in Macroom’s town square drew the attention of the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, when he officially opened Independence Museum Kilmurry in August 2016. The ILLA was not formed until 1894, but it was to that organisation that the labouring classes of Kilmurry and Mid-Cork would rally in the years that followed. In fact, one of the ILLA’s founders D.D. Sheehan was to become MP for Mid-Cork in a 1901 by-election, a position he retained until the election of Terence MacSwiney for Sinn Féin in the 1918 general election. Sheehan was repeatedly re-nominated and elected as he was seen as a champion of the labouring classes. The construction of labourers’ cottages that still dot the rural countryside today are a legacy of his work in Westminster. It was their activism within the ILLA and AFIL as organisers, rural district council candidates and members, which made many men from Kilmurry and elsewhere in mid-Cork the ones who Irish Volunteers organisers turned to in 1915. John T Murphy from Lissarda helped Terence MacSwiney to organise the first recruitment meeting for the Irish Volunteers at Béal na Bláth. He was a former ILLA county organiser. Others included the Long family of Béal na Bláth, Daniel Murphy and Tom Taylor from nearby Pullerick, and Jeremiah Dunne from Canovee. Patrick Long and Dunne, a long-standing Fenian and local Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) leader, both represented O’Brien’s party on Macroom Rural District Council between 1911 and 1914. But it was the formation of the Irish Democratic Labour Federation in the early 1890s, recalled in this simple little badge, which helped to plant a seed for local labour organisation. And that activism would later lend itself to the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in Kilmurry, and to the parish’s role in the War of Independence.

Your Own Place

Every village in the Lee Valley has a rich history. They may be mainly residential now, but not too long ago they had shops, schools, churches, creameries, pubs, a dance hall, a graveyard, a pitch, a forge, trades people, priests. We invite Lee Valley residents to research their own place and its people, how it has changed and how it had remained the same; how it has improved and disimproved. Young people may do this research, with the help of their elders. Schools or historical societies may accept the challenge. But it is important to record your own place’s story for posterity. Old photographs and posters are particularly relevant. We will be delighted to publish any local history you may care to submit.


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.

By Michael Kelly

Blackcurrants. Here’s a recipe to deal with those gluts of blackcurrants. This makes about 750ml of a lovely ribena-type drink that will keep for 3 weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze it in ice-cube trays and then just pop a few cubes in a glass when you need a drink.
First of all de-stalk and wash 450g of blackcurrants. Place them in a saucepan with 250g caster sugar and 260ml water. Over a low heat, melt the sugar, stirring occasionally. Bring the syrup to a gentle boil and simmer for 5 mins. Add the juice and zest of 1 lemon. Simmer for another 5 mins. Allow to cool and then pour in to a sterilised bottle through a fine sieve. Dilute to taste. Yum. You could also add this liquid to reusable popsicle sticks to make home-made ice-pops. Freeze for at least 10 hours.
Any ground that has finished cropping must be quickly cleared away to take more vegetables. Use your produce - eat it, freeze it, process it, exchange it, give it away. Continue to water and feed plants and practice good weed control. Earth up brassicas such as Brussels sprouts - these plants will grow tall and require a good deal of support. Net plants to keep butterflies and the cabbage moth away. Cut down legume plants that have finished cropping - leave the roots in the soil as they fix nitrogen in the soil. Give pumpkins plenty of water and apply a high-potash liquid feed.
Sow. Continue successional sowings and use quick maturing varieties for autumn use - Swiss chard, lettuce, rocket, salad onions, radish, turnips, peas, French Beans (dwarf), carrots. Sow for winter use - spring cabbage, Hungry Gap kale, parsley, perpetual spinach, chicory and coriander. Plant strawberries now for a good crop next June. Propagate rosemary, sage and mint from cuttings now.
Harvest. July is a peak month for produce – enjoy it! First crops of French and runner beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, courgette and aubergine, marrows, globe artichokes. Continue to harvest new potatoes, beetroot, calabrese, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, carrots, turnips, shallots, garlic, radish, spring onions, salad crops, strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, currants (black, red and white), gooseberries, loganberries, peas, broad beans.

Sports Mad


Offaly-0-11 Cork 1-13
Cork rubber-stamped their placed in the semi-finals of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship as Group 2 winners with their victory over Offaly at the weekend. They were well tested in Birr but showed real intestinal fortitude by landing six of the last seven points to take the honours on a flattering 1-13 to 0-11 scoreline. Offaly flew out of the traps as Ann Marie Guinan pointed before setting up Siobhán Flannery, who added a couple more later on as Ashling Thompson kept Cork in touch with a pair of points. It was 0-6 to 0-2 when Hannah Looney took a pass from Orla Cronin and finished expertly to the net, to get the visitors going. Katrina Mackey slotted a couple of points and they led by 1-6 to 0-8 at the break.
Aoife Murray had to make a good save just before the short whistle however and was called into action again on a couple of occasions in the second half as Offaly threw everything at their more fancied opponents. Arlene Watkins and Flannery brought them level after Cronin had initially stretched the Cork lead but Paudie Murray’s outfit finished very strongly, Mackey, Cotter (two), Cronin, Amy O’Connor and the returning Julia White all hitting the target to see it through.
Coach, Paudie Murray, said that this was Cork’s poorest performance of their four wins to date. While this may be understandable, since they had already qualified for the semi-finals, they will have to up their game if they are to reclaim the title, lost to Kilkenny last year.

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Cork u16 Footballers who will contest the 2017 All Ireland Final ©Noel Twomey

Ladies Football

Cork 1 - 11 Tyrone 2 - 6
Cork are on course for 3 in a row and a 10th All Ireland Minor 'A' Championship title, having defeated Tyrone in the semi-final at Mullingar. They will face Galway in the final in August. Cork led 1 – 6 to 0 – 3 at half time but two second half goals brought Tyrone into the reckoning and made the Cork girls sit up and take notice.
All Ireland U16 'A' Championship (Semi Final 2) Cavan 2-10 Cork 3-16
Cork Seniors. Cork will defend their TG4 Senior All Ireland title when they meet Monaghan on August 7th in the first match that will be televised from the 2017 Senior Championship. The champions will have it all to do if they are to make it an incredible 7th All Ireland title in a row as the winners of that match will then face Galway in the All Ireland Quarter Final. Donegal await the winners of the Mayo versus Kildare All Ireland Qualifier with newly crowned Munster Champions, Kerry, awaiting the winner of the Westmeath v Armagh qualifier. The first match of the TG4 Senior All Ireland Championship will see Cavan meet Laois on July 22nd with the winner taking on Waterford in the Qualifier with Dublin awaiting the victor of that qualifier.
It was also announced that, for the first time, video footage will be used to help assist referees assess scoring incidents where required. An official, the scores assistant, will now sit in the TG4 production vans at all televised matches where they will have the benefit of all available television angles to help judge if a score has taken place. In further news of technological developments, it has also been confirmed that, for the first time, Hawkeye will be used, where the technology is available, including at the TG4 All Ireland Finals on September 24th.


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 2-13 Beara 0-10
Round Three: (2A losers v 2B winners) - to date
BALLINCOLLIG, Bishopstown, Avondhu, Seandún: Ilen, Clyda, MUSKERRY, CIT, Kiskeam, Carrigaline
Round Four: 2A winners and Round 3 winners
Valley Rovers, Nemo, UCC, Duhallow
Relegation group: St Nicks, O’Donovan Rossa, Clonakilty, Dohenys, Aghada, Beara

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 2-11 Nemo Rangers 0-13
Na Piarsaigh 1-20 GRENAGH 2-10
St Vincents 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
Round 4: Newmarket, St Michaels, Bantry Blues, Béal Átha/Mallow
Relegation group: Ballinora, Grenagh, Nemo Rangers

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 Finbarr’s 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 Finbarrs, Kildorrery
Relegation group: Carrigaline B, Adrigole, Kinsale, Douglas B

County U21A Football Championship

2 Mid Cork teams: Cill na Martra and Kilmurry
Round 1 (A) Carrigaline v Mallow
(B) St Michael's 3-15 Clonakilty 1-21 - draw
(C) Dohenys 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 Dohenys/Newcestown
Beara v Douglas
KILMURRY v Valley Rovers

U21B Football Championship

(A) Robert Emmetts 4-9 Kilmacabea 0-14
(B) Glanmire/Glenville v Na Piarsaigh/St Nicks
(C) Kilshannig 4-19 Shamrocks 0-4
(D) NAOMH ABÁN - a bye
Semi-Finals: Robert Emmetts v B; Kilshannig v NAOMH ABÁN
U 21 C Football Championship
St Kevin’s 2-12 IVELEARY 0-9
Semi-Finals: St Kevin’s v Carrig na Bhfear; Dromtarriffe 5-17 Clonakilty B 1-6
Cork County Hurling Championship 2017

Senior Hurling Championship

One Mid Cork team: Muskerry, 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 Finbarr’s 4-11
Round 3:
Ballymartle v Winners of Bishopstown/Ballyhea
Erin’s Own v MUSKERRY
Carbery v Winners of Killeagh/Douglas
CIT V Glen Rovers
Duhallow 1-20 Bride Rovers 1-18
Bandon v Newtownshandrum
UCC a bye
Note: Draw for Round 4 & Qtr-Finals will be made later.
Round 4: Imokilly, Sarsfields, Midleton, Na Piarsaigh, Blackrock, Newcestown, UCC, Duhallow
Relegation group: Avondhu, Carrigtwohill, Youghal, St Finbarrs
3rd Round: Erin’s Own v Muskerry
Muskerry hurlers were fixed to play Érins Own in the 3rd round of the senior championship on Sunday 16th July but found themselves unable to fulfil the fixture on that date due to clashes with several club games, chiefly the Blarney v Valley Rovers game on the following Wednesday and the Éire Óg v Castlemartyr game the previous night. The Muskerry Board, in emergency session, has expressed its desire to fulfil the fixture on a date which enables them to field a team, reasonably representative of the clubs in the division.

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
(A) Kilworth 0-8 Fr O Neill 3-14
(B) Carrigaline V Fermoy
(C) BLARNEY v Valley Rovers
(D) Losers of Charleville/Kanturk v Courcey Rovers
Quarter-Finals: Mallow v (C); Cloyne v (B); Winners of Charleville/ Kanturk v (D); Ballinhassig v Fr O’Neill’s
Relegation Play Offs: Inniscarra, Watergrasshill, Tracton, Fr O’Neills/Castlelyons

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:
Meelin v Barryroe
Aghada 3-15 Ballinhassig 0-15
Glen Rovers v Argideen Rangers
ÉIRE ÓG 3-16 Castlemartyr 1-14
Douglas v Dungourney
Aghabullogue v winners of Ballygarvan/Na Piarsaigh
Milford 0-10 Kildorrery 1-13
Note: Draw for Round 4 & Qtr-Finals will be made later.
Round 4: Kilbrittain, Mayfield, Blackrock, Sarsfields, Ballincollig, Aghada, Éire Óg, Kildorrery
Eliminated: Inniscarra B, Carrigaline B, St Finbarr’s B, Grenagh, Ballymartle B, Dripsey,
Éire Óg 3-16 Castlemartyr 1-14
This was a fine win for Éire Óg after a game in which the outcome was in doubt for most of the contest. The Castlemartyr goal after seven minutes gave the Éast Cork side a lead of 1-2 to 0-3 and Éire Óg spent most of the half chasing down this lead. Dylan Desmond made a superb save to deny the losers a second goal in the 11th minute and it was not until the 28th minute that Éire Óg at last drew level at 0-9 to 1-6 before Castlemartyr again went back in front.
Castlemartyr led at the break by a point, 1-8 to 0-10 and had increased their lead by the 40th minute to three points, 1-11 to 0-11 after Éire Óg’s Éoin O’Shea had quickly levelled matters on the restart. The game then took a major change in favour of the Muskerry side. A Daniel Goulding point was followed by goal from Keith O’Riordan, the sliotar scrambled home after John Cooper’s fierce shot had been blocked. Castlemartyr levelled matters at 1-12 apiece at the three quarter mark but Éire Óg had the bit between their teeth now and Cooper pointed to put them back in front and in the 48th minute first half substitute Keith O’Riordan swooped again and struck his second goal to put Éire Óg four points clear. Castlemartyr cut the gap back to three points but then in the 55th minute Daniel Goulding was fouled in the Castlemartyr goalmouth area, Kevin Hallissey stepped up to take the penalty and when the ace free taker buried the ball in the net, Éire Óg were six points clear and in a very strong position. Castlemartyr battled on but Éire Óg, with the scent of victory in their nostrils and round four in their sights, were not letting control slip away and they finished strongly.
Éire Óg scorers: Kevin Hallissey 1-6 (1-0 pen., 0-3f, 0-1 ‘65’), Keith O’Riordan 2-1, Eoin O’Shea 0-4, D O’Connor, R O’Toole, D Goulding , J Cooper and C O‘Callaghan 0-1 each.
Éire Óg; Dylan Desmond: Aidan O’Connor, John Kelleher, Paul Kirwan: Dan Connor, Dermot O’Herlihy, Cathal Mullins: John Cooper, John Dineen: Kevin Hallissey, Ronan O’Toole, Alan O’Mahony: Eoin O’Shea, Daniel Goulding, Brian Hurley. Subs: Keith O’Riordan 24, Brian Corcoran 37, Paul McDonagh 39, Colm O’Callaghan 39.

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

All Ireland Senior Football Qualifier

Cork footballers will meet Mayo at Limerick in the last round of the All Ireland qualifiers. Cork’s last outing was in the Munster final against Kerry and morale has to be low after the battering they took then. All anybody now requires from the footballers is an honest, spirited display and there are enough good footballers in Cork to deliver that minimum requirement. Support for the players would give them a lift as they are suffering from circumstances not all of their making.

Munster Senior and Minor Hurling Finals

A huge crowd from all over the county followed Cork hurlers to Thurles for the Munster Hurling finals, senior and minor, against Clare and the teams delivered by taking the two Munster titles.
Cork minors, managed by Denis Paul Ring, formerly of Canovee and Cloughduv, was in charge of the minors who defeated Tipperary in a semi final replay to qualify for the final and then swept to provincial honours for the first time in nine years. Fellow selectors were John Dwyer of Ballincollig and Fergus Ryan of Mallow and a teacher at De la Salle Macroom. Declan Hanlon of Blarney was a member of the Cork panel and saw action in the final after being introduced in the 48th minute and the extended panel included Jordan Murray of Ballìncollig and Conor Power from Blarney. Well done to all!

Minor Hurling Final

Cork 4-21 Clare 0-16
Cork are Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling champions for the first time since 2008. The young Rebels scored a 17-point victory over Clare to collect a 33rd title in the grade. Cork, appearing in their first Munster minor decider since that last victory nine years ago, were irresistible and marked themselves out as very strong All-Ireland contenders with an impressive display.
Scorers: Evan Sheehan 2-2, Daire Connery 0-6 (5f), Robert Downey 1-2, Barry Murphy 1-1, Brian Turnbull 0-4 (2f), Liam O’Shea 0-2, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Craig Hanafin, Brian Roche & Brian Buckley 0-1 each.
CORK: Ger Collins; Conor O’Callaghan, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Eoin Roche; Aaron Walsh Barry, James Keating, Ger Millerick; Brian Roche, Daire Connery; Diarmuid Lenihan, Craig Hanafin, Evan Sheehan; Brian Turnbull, Robert Downey, Liam O’Shea.
Subs: Barry Murphy for Lenihan (h.t.), Declan Hanlon (Blarney) for Hanafin (48), Ross Howell for Walsh Barry (48), Brian Buckley for O’Shea (52), David Jones for B Roche (57).

Munster Senior Final

The Cork senior hurling team, the wonder team of this year’s championship season to date, took the provincial title in style to the delight of the huge Cork following at the games in Thurles. Mark Coleman of Blarney, at wingback, gave another classic display and was the worthy recipient of the RTE Man of the Match Award.
Cork 1-25 Clare 1-20
Cork claimed a first Munster Senior HC title in three years with a convincing victory over Clare in front of 45,558 in Semple Stadium.
Late in the game when the situation was fluid, Mark Coleman hit two inspirational points, one of them a sideline cut, and set up Pat Horgan for another, while Damien Cahalane soloed impressively forward to create a point for Cadogan and victory was Cork’s.
Scorers for Cork: P. Horgan (0-13, 0-10 frees); A. Cadogan (1-4); S. Harnedy, M. Coleman (0-1 sideline) (0-2 each); C. Lehane, D. Fitzgibbon, S. Kingston, L. Meade(0-1 each).
CORK: A. Nash; C. Spillane, D. Cahalane, S. McDonnell (c); C. Joyce, M. Ellis, Mark Coleman (Blarney); B. Cooper, D. Fitzgibbon; L. Meade, C. Lehane, S. Kingston; A. Cadogan, P. Horgan, S. Harnedy.
Subs: D. Kearney for S. Kingston (57); L. O’Farrell for D. Fitzgibbon (61); M. Cahalane for L. Meade (66)

Munster U21 Hurling Semi-Final

Cork 2-17 Waterford 1-19
Declan Dalton buried a penalty in the sixth minute of injury time to drive 14-man Cork into the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U-21 final and send reigning provincial and All Ireland champions Waterford packing at Walsh Park.
The home team recovered from five points down in the second half, helped by a goal from Shane Bennett, to lead by three entering stoppage-time. In a dramatic finale, Cork midfielder Darragh Fitzgibbon got his marching orders before substitute Jack O’Connor was dragged down. That late Rebel surge set up a first provincial final meeting with Limerick since 2011.
Scorers for Cork: D Dalton 1-12 (8fs, 1-0 pen, 2 s-ls), R O’Flynn 1-0, D Fitzgibbon 0-3, P Leopold, M O’Halloran 0-1 each.
Cork: Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig): Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), Eoghan Murphy (Sarsfields), David Griffin (Carrigaline): Billy Hennessy (St Finbarrs), Darren Browne (Kanturk), Mark Coleman (Blarney): Paul Leopold (Sarsfields), Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville); Chris O Leary (Valley Rovers), Declan Dalton (Fr O' Neills), Aaron Myers (Sarsfields): Robbie O Flynn (Erins Own), Shane Kingston (Douglas), Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock). Subs: Tim O Mahony (Newtownshandrum), Eoghan Healy (Ballymartle), Jack O Connor (Sarsfields), David Lowney (Clonakilty) used and Conor Cahalane - St Finbarrs, Dave O Neill (Mayfield), Seanaidh Smyth (Midleton), Dayne Lee (Na Piarsaigh).

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

The Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship has now reached the knock out stages with ten teams left in contention for ultimate honours. There will be two 3rd round ties and after this the four quarter finals will be decided. This year, the two teams to contest the divisional final will compete in the county championship and last year’s Mid Cork finalists, Kilmurry and Iveleary, have been drawn apart (luck of the draw) and so at this stage, will be favoured to again reach the divisional final.
Round 2 results:
Clondrohid 1-13 Blarney 0-8
Kilmichael 1-17 Inniscarra 2-11
Canovee 4-15 Dripsey 1-11
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh - a bye
3rd round draw:
Iveleary v Éire Óg, Donoughmore v Kilmichael
Quarter Finals:
1 Iveleary or Éire Óg v Donoughmore or Kilmichael
2 Canovee v Clondrohid
3 Kilmurry v Aghinagh
4 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Ballincollig
Semi finals: 1 v 2, 3 v 4

Football Championship Fixtures:

hursday July 20th at Kilmichael: Ballincollig v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh,7.30pm

Friday July 21st at Macroom: Kilmurry v Aghinagh, 7.30pm
Sunday July23rd at Kilmurry: Iveleary v Éire Óg, 2pm
Sunday July 23rd at Macroom: Canovee v Clondriohid, 7pm
Monday July 24th at Coachford: Donoughmore v Kilmichael, 7.30pm
Kilmichael 1 – 17 Inniscarra 2 – 11
Inniscarra had made an unsuccessful application to have this Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship 2nd round game delayed as they were missing eleven players who contested the first round game against Aghinagh but the players on duty put up a very stern challenge to Kilmichael and only three points separated the sides at the finish. Inniscarra, boosted by a superb Dan O’Connell goal in the 17th minute were on top for much of the opening half but in the run up to the break Kilmichael struck for 1-3 without reply to lead by 1-8 to 1-5 at half time. Danny Twomey had accounted for 1-5 of the Kilmichael score at this stage, his goal just before the break beautifully taken after county player Peter Kelleher had broken down the ball into his path.
The third quarter was a very even affair with Inniscarra cutting the deficit back to a single point with scores from Tomás O’Connor and the outstanding Dan O’Connell before Conor Cotter and Alan Dromey opened up the three point gap again. An Inniscarra point from James Walsh in the 40th minute was matched by a fine point from Colm Dromey, and Kilmichael dominated the next ten minutes play, outscored ‘Scarra by five points to one and laid the foundation for their ultimate victory. Their lead of 1-16 to 1-9 in the 55thminute looked more than adequate but Inniscarra put in a terrific late rally in an effort to save the day and had the winners under severe pressure to hold out. John O’Callaghan and Adam O’Connell fired over points and when Declan Hyland belted a loose ball to the Kilmicheal net from close range as the game went into injury time, the gap between the teams was a mere two points. Inniscarra pressed strongly for a winning goal but after a break out of defence, Kilmichael sharpshooter Danny Twomey kicked over the final score of the game to copper fasten a hard earned win and keep his side in the championship.
Scorers: Kilmichael: D Twomey 1-7 (0-3f, 0-1’45’), A Dromey 0-4 (0-3f), C Cotter and C Dromey 0-2 each, B Cotter and S Foley 0-1 each. Inniscarra: D O’Connell 1-2 (0-2f), D Hyland 1-0, A O’Connell 0-4, T O’Connor 0-2 (frees), S Buckley, J Walsh, and J O’Callaghan 0-1 each.
Kilmichael: Shane Masters: Stephen Kelleher, Adrian Kelly, Colin Murphy: Kevin Murphy, Finbarr Buckley, Alan Murphy: Conor cotter, Finbarr Dromey: Alan Dromey, Peter Kelleher, Colm Dromey: Brendan Cotter, Simon Foley, Daniel Twomey. Subs: Cathal Foley for C Dromey inj.47, Damian Crowley for S Kelleher 60.
Inniscarra: Dave Óg Colman: John O’Callaghan, Alan Sheehan, Declan Hyland; Kevin O’Herlihy, Dave Twomey, Jack O’Dwyer: James Walsh, Paul Farmer: Adam O’Connell, Conor Cronin, Shane Buckley: Tomás O’Connor, Dan O’Connell, Timothy Murphy. Subs: David O’Carroll for D Twomey inj 8, George O’Mahony for J Walsh 49.
Referee: Mr Pat O’Leary, Kilmurry.
Canovee 4-15 Dripsey 1-11
Canovee, defeated by Iveleary in the opening round, are back in contention for championship honours after a comfortable win over Dripsey at Coachford. Canovee were boosted by a goal from Aidan Moynihan in the second minute, led by 1-4 to 0-2 after the opening quarter and held a half time advantage of 2-8 to 0-4 and were already in a seemingly unassailable position. Full back Michael Dunne, put through by fellow defender Aidan Murphy, had the second Canovee goal just before the interval and Dripsey were struggling to contain the younger Canovee side.
To their credit, Dripsey staged a fine recovery in the third quarter. After Mark Healy had scored his fourth point for Canovee, Dripsey hit a purple patch and sent over six points in a row to cut the gap to five points by the three quarter stage, 2-9 to 0-10. Mark O’Sullivan was the driving force with three points coming from Aidan Buckley and one each from O’Sullivan, David Buckley and Conor Hayes. Canovee mentors were forced to replace their injured midfielder Eamonn Lyons and were beginning to get agitated but their anxieties were soon allayed as Mark Healy pointed another free and then set up a goal for substitute Michael Deasy, w hich when followed by another point from Aidan Moynihan in the 50th minute finished off any chance of a Dripsey victory. Mark O’Sullivan did find the net with a punched connection to a David O’Sullivan cross but Canovee finished in style with a string of points and a Con Dunne goal in the dying minutes to ease their way into the next round.
Scorers: Canovee: A Moynihan and C Dunne 1-2 each, M Dunne and M Deasy 1-0 each, M Healy 0-6 (0-3f), Js Moynihan 0-2, E Lyons, D O’Sullivan and S O’Connor 0-1 each. Dripsey: M O’Sullivan 1-3, A Buckley 0-3 (0-2f), G Murphy and D O’Sullivan 0-2 each, C Hayes 0-1.
Canovee: Cormac O’Driscoll: Brian Ahern, Michael Dunne, Liam Kelleher: Tommy Murphy, Aidan Murphy, Denis Murphy: Seán O’Connor, Éamonn Lyons: Con Dunne, Brian O’Donoghue, Mark Healy: Eoin O’Connell, Aidan Moynihan, James Moynihan. Subs: Denis O’Sullivan for E O’Connell 25, Michael Deasy for E Lyons 45.
Dripsey: Pat O’Riordan: Barry Kelleher, John O’Riordan, Daniel Buckley: Martin O’Sullivan, Aidan Murray, Michael O’Riordan: Conor Hayes, Mark O’Sulllivan; David O’Sullivan, Gary Murphy, Eoghan Maher: John Carey, James Cotter, Aidan Buckley. Subs: Dean O’Sullivan for M O’Riordan and Seán Murphy for Martin O’Sulllivan, both half time; Robert Daly for A Buckley 50, Eoin O’Connell for B Kelleher 52.
Referee: Mr David Murnane, Macroom

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior B Football Championship

Round 1
A Gleann na Laoi v Cill na Martra
B Naomh Abán 3-7 Iveleary 3-9
C Inniscarra v Canovee
D Grenagh v Kilmurry
E Ballincollig v Donoughmore
F Ballinora v Aghabullogue
G Macroom 1-14 Kilmichael 3-5
H Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh a bye
Round 2:
A v Iveleary, C v D,
E v F, Macroom v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh

Iveleary 3 – 9 Naomh Abán 3 – 7
Iveleary and Naomh Abán played out a very exciting contest at Páirc Uí Chuana, Cill na Martra before a Sunday evening crowd basking in the glorious sunshine. Iveleary looked to be strolling to victory in the first half when they led by 2-5 to 0-1 after 15 minutes, Kevin Jones from play and Ger McSweeney from the penalty spot the goal scorers, but brave Naomh Abán came battling back and at half time the score was 2-6 to 2-4 and only splendid saves by Iveleary goalkeeper John O’Callaghan had denied the Baile Mhuirne side the lead.
In the second half it was a right ding dong battle with Iveleary forcing the pace but Naomh Abán always keeping them in range. The loss through injury of Donal Cotter was a worry for Iveleary but they scored a third goal when Chris O’Donovan crashed the ball to the net, 3-7 to 2-5 now the score. John O’Callaghan again saved Iveleary but Naomh Abán added two points before Ger McSweeney eased the situation for the winners with a point ten minutes from time, 3-8 to 2-7 now the score. Back came Naomh Abán with a smashing goal, a three-man move finished by Diarmuid Ó Meachair and only the minimum now separated the teams with eight minutes remaining. Colin Tanner pointed a free for Iveleary but it still took another super save from the goalkeeper to save the day for Iveleary.
Iveleary: John O’Callaghan: Alan O’Brien, Donal Cotter, David Murphy: James O’Donovan, Cal McCarthy, Tim O’Dea: Shane Galvin, Kevin Jones: Chris O’Donovan, Ger McSweeney, Olan Clancy; David Dineen, Donal O’Sullivan, Colin Tanner. Subs: James M O’Leary, Josh Pickering, Anthony Murphy, Peter McNulty.
Naomh Abán; Ciarán Ó Críodáin; Donal MacCarthaigh, Tomás Ó hAilíosa, Stiofáin Ó Murchú: Diarmuid Ó Loinsuigh, Seamas Ó Riada, Pádraig Ó hAilíosa: Liam MacSuibhne, Tadgh Ó Scannaill: Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Sean MacCarthaigh, Pádraig MacSuibhne: Donncadh Ó Donnchu, Daire Ó Laoire, Piarais Ó Liatháin. Subs: Gearóid Ó Tuama, Eoin Ó Scanaill.
Referee: Mr Kieran Furey, Cill na Martra.
Macroom 1 - 14 Kilmichael 3 – 5
Macroom had to come from behind on several occasions to finally win this very close contest by a three point margin. Kilmichael were on top on the scoreboard in the early stages, leading by 2-1 to 0-2 after 18 minutes, Denis O’Donoghue striking the back of the Macroom net twice for Kilmichael, Shane Dunne and Cathal O’Riordan replying with Macroom points. From there to half time Macroom improved, outscoring their opponents by four points to one, Cathal and Deccie O’Riordan, Richard McSweeney and Paul O’Farrell the Macroom scorers, Ronan O’Callaghan for Kilmichael from a free, and at half time the score was 2-2 to 0-6, with Macroom to have the benefit of the wind in the second half.
On the restart, Macroom hit the front when Craig Ronan found the net after a minute and he followed on with a point to leave his side 1-7 to 2-2 in front. Points were exchanged and then Kilmichael struck for a third goal, this one from Shane Prendeville, and Macroom were chasing the game once again, 3-4 to 1-8 in arrears. Points from Stephen Crowley, Craig Ronan, Paul O’Farrell, John Ryan, Declan O’Riordan and Luke Costin Healy earned Macroom a deserved victory.
Macroom: Thomas Creedon: Jamie Murphy, Colm Casey, James O’Connor: John James Healy, John Angland, Barry Healy: Paul O’Farrell, Brendan O’Sulllivan: Shane Dunne, Declan O’Riordan, Richard McSweeney: Cathal O’Riordan, Darren Creed, Craig Ronan. Subs: Jack Cronin, Stephen Crowley, Danny Kelleher, John Ryan, Luke Costin Healy.
Kilmichael: Stephen O’Leary: Donal Kelly, John O’Riordan, Niall O’Callaghan: Fintan Collins, John O’Mahony, Jamie McCarthy: Cian Dromey, Michael Twomey: Michael Masters, Trevor Tobin, James O’Mahony: Denis O’Donoghue, Shane Prendeville, Ronan O’Callaghan. Subs; Kevin Kelleher, Sean O’Connor, Patrick O’Mahony.
Referee: Mr Timmy McCarthy, Clondrohid.

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) lost to Blarney and so had a second chance against Ballincollig but lost here also and so are out of the competition. Éire Óg had earlier lost to Donoughmore.
The quarter final and semi final draws, made after the conclusion of the third round mean that champions Ballinora and Cloughduv will meet in the semi final, unless Donoughmore surprise Ballinora. Blarney can again make the final if they can come through on what is deemed to be the weaker side of the draw.
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 1-12 Blarney 1-19
Éire Óg 1-8 Donoughmore 2-17
Ballincollig 2-20 Gleann na Laoi 2-8
Quarter finals:
A Cloughduv
B Donoughmore v Ballinora
C Ballincollig v Iveleary
D Blarney v Kilmichael
Semi Finals: Cloughduv v B, C v D.

Blarney 1 – 19 Gleann na Laoi 1 – 12
Blarney Junior A hurlers got their championship campaign back on track with a win over Gleann na Laoi at Donoughmore. The sides were level on 0-2 apiece after 15 minutes, Blarney led by 0-5 to 0-3 by the 19th minute and at half time the difference was only a point, 0-8 to 0-7 despite Blarney being generally on top. Blarney started the second half strongly, stretching the lead to four after 40 minutes through points from Michael John Shine, the evergreen Eugene McCarthy and Sean Harrington. The loss of a player to a red card and then a goal for Gleann really put it up to Blarney but they rallied with a Ciarán Buckley goal and finished strongly.
Blarney: James Walsh: Stephen O’Brien, John Barrett, Vince O’Mahony: Anthony O’Shea, Sean McSweeney, Eoin Mullane: Ray O’Donovan, John Daniel Good: Sean Harrington, Craig Sykes, Conor Forde: MJ Shine, Ciarán Buckley, Eugene McCarthy.

Ballincollig 2 - 20 Gleann na Laoi 2 - 8

Farho Under 21 A Hurling Championship

Round 1
Cloughduv w/o Ballinora withdrew
Aghabullogue 1-23 Ballincollig 1-15
Inniscarra 1-19 Éire Óg 1-9
Round 2
Ballincollig v Éire Óg
Four semi finalists: Cloughduv, Aghabullogue, Inniscarra and either Ballincollig or Éire Óg.
Inniscarra 1 – 19 Éire Óg 1 - 9
At Cloughduv, Inniscarra had a convincing victory over Eire Óg and they showed that they will be a major force in this grade after competing in the county premier championship last season. Inniscarra were always shaping like winners with the return of Seán O’Donoghue a huge boost to the team. Seán was unavailable for recent championship outings for Inniscarra in both hurling and football due to injuries but he was the outstanding player on the field here. Inniscarra had Eire Óg on the back foot from the off and they had four points on the board in the space of eight minutes when Sean O’Donoghue, Eoin McCarthy, Michael O’Connell and O’Donoghue again were all on target. Brian Hurley from a free got a point back for Eire Óg on the 10th but they were finding it hard to make progress, the absence of leading hurlers like John Mullins and John Cooper proving to be a major set-back. Gordon Desmond and Sean O’Donoghue scored additional points for Inniscarra in the 12th and 14th minutes respectively and they enjoyed a 0 – 11 to 0 – 6 advantage at the interval. Sean O’Donoghue pointed a free in the 32nd minute to further increase their lead and two minutes later he crashed the sliotar to the Eire Óg net in spectacular fashion. Éire Óg’s Brian Hurley had a goal from a free in the 43rd minute to reduce the arrears to seven points but they were unable to press on and Inniscarra points from from Sean O’Donoghue and Owen McCarthy ensured that they stayed in a comfortable position. An injury to Seán O’Donoghue was a worry but Inniscarra stayed in control and added three additional points before the end.
Scorers: Inniscarra: S. O’Donoghue 1 -10 (0 – 8 frees) O. McCarthy 0 – 5 (0 – 1 f) G. Desmond, M O’Connell, P. O’Donoghue and A. McCarthy (0 -1 each). Eire Óg: B. Hurley 1 – 6 (frees) P. Kirwan, C. O’Callaghan, B. Corcoran (0 – 1 each).
Inniscarra: Dave Óg Coleman: David Carroll, Bryan O’Mahony, James Buckley: Declan Hyland, Jack Harrington, Andrew McCarthy: Liam Ryan, Tomas O’Connor: Adam O’Connell, Seán O’Donoghue, Pádraig O’Donoghue: Michael O’Connell, Gordon Desmond, Owen McCarthy. Sub: Eddie O’Connor 54.
Eire Óg: Dylan Desmond; Daire Conway, Cathal Mullins, Seán Desmond: Diarmuid Dineen, Matt Brady , Ross McCarthy: Paul Kirwan, Brian Corcoran: Keith O Riordan, Eoin Kelleher, Colm O’Callaghan: Eoin O’Shea, Chris Kelly, Brian Hurley. Sub: Daniel Cotter 45.
Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin, Uas.

Aghabullogue 1 – 23 Ballincollig 1 - 15
The Farho Heating under 21 Hurling Championship opened with champions Ballincollig facing Aghabullogue at Ovens. Aghabullogue went strongly on the offensive from the start with Mathew Bradley in devastating form in attack and causing all kinds of problems for the Ballincollig defenders.
Mathew Bradley and Aodán Healy had early points, Bradley then pointed a free and Ballincollig were clearly in trouble in the 5th minute when an effort from Niall BarryMurphy found the net via a deflection. Mathew Bradley confidently added two further points before Ballincollig got into their stride. Karl Spillane had an opening point in the 9th minute and Peter O’Neill was on target a minute later. Ballincollig were right back in contention when Karl Walsh billowed the Aghabullogue net following a good pass from Aidan O’Donovan but they never succeeded in getting closer than the three point margin. Bradley increased Aghabullogue’s lead and the winners scored six additional points before the break as Bradley on four occasions, and Dan Ó Duínnín twice, sent the sliotar between uprights. Ballincollig also had six points, Sean Walsh with four and Aidan O’Donovan and Karl Spillane also on target. Aghabullogue led by 1 -12 to 1- 8 at the break.
Points were exchanged on the restart before Peter O’Neill and Sean Walsh again reduced the arrears to three points but Aghabullogue got on top with points from Bradley twice and Shane Tarrant. Ballincollig hit back with points from Shane O’Sullivan, Sean Walsh and Aidan O’Donovan as the final quarter started. Shane Tarrant’s point opened up a four point gap once again for Aghabullogue and Mathew Bradley's scored four more while Dan Ó Duinnín and Denis Desmond chipped in with a point apiece.
Scorers: Aghabullogue: M Bradley 0-16( 0 – 4 f), N Barry Murphy 1-0, D Ó Duinnín (0-3), S Tarrant 0-2, A Healy and D Desmond 0-1 each. Ballincollig: S Walsh 0 – 6, (0-1f), K Walsh 1 -1, A O’Donovan 0-3 (0-2f) P O’Neill 0-2, K Spillane, S O’Sullivan and R O’Donovan 0–1 each.
Aghabullogue: Cillian Cooney: Kevin Cotter, Dermot O’Callaghan, Sean Furey: John Lynch, Sean O’Connell, Sean Lane: Niall Barry Murphy, David Thompson: Aodán Healy, Dan Ó Duinnín, Shane Tarrant: Denis Desmond, Mathew Bradley, Liam Twohig. Subs: Paul Ring 40, Tomas Long 54.
Ballincollig: James Linehan: Ross O’Donovan, James O’Leary, Cameron Lucey: Fintan Denny, Jordan Murray, Shane O’Sullivan: Robbie Bourke, Karl Spillane: Luke Fahy, Peter O’Neill, Karl Walsh: Sean Walsh, Aidan O’Donovan, Shane Murphy. Subs: Troy Jordan h/t, Dan Mulroy 49.
Referee: Mr Joe Larkin, Ballinora.

Ballincollig 2 – 20 Gleann na Laoi 2 – 8
Ballincollig were comfortably enough, ahead at the end but it is fair to say that the availability of regular intermediate David Bowen was the major factor that enabled Ballincollig to have the edge. Ballincollig having a definite edge early on and they were not flattered to lead by seven points following 13 minutes of action. The Clogheen side re-arranged their forces with good effect at that stage however with a goal from Jamie Luby rising their hopes and a second major this one from Eoin Keohane bringing them right back into the game. The minimum separated the sides by the 26th minute when the score in Ballincollig’s favour read 0-9 to 2-2. The eventual winners did manage to improve their position in the period before the short whistle when Mark Bowen, Jordan Murray and David Bowen all raised white flags.
Jamie Luby got a point back for Gleann na Laoi in the 31st minute and he was also on target in the 34th so the contest was still in the balance. Ballincollig’s mentors moved David Bowen to centre half forward and a good bout of scoring ensued for the winners. Three points from Bowen ensured that Ballincollig moved away from the danger zone and a goal by Brian Glavin in the 43rd minute put them in a particularly strong position. Eoin Keohane got a point back for Gleann na Laoi but Ballincollig were now in control as they enjoyed a comfortable lead and a second Brian Glavin goal in the closing minutes clinched victory.
SCORERS: Ballincollig: D. Bowen (0-11) (0-3 Frees) (0-1 Penalty) (0-1 65), B. Glavin (2-0), C. Collins (0-20 Free), K. Walsh (0-2), B. O’Halloran, J. Murray, M. Bowen, A. O’Donovan and N. Allen (0-1 each)
Gleann na Laoi: J. Luby 1-2 E. Keohane (0-5 0-1 Free) K. Clarke (1-0) K. Desmond (0-1)
Ballincollig: David Kenny: Ciaran Connery, Brian Cotter, Eoin Cormican: Jordan Murray, Diarmuid McDonnell, Brian O’Halloran: Chris Collins, Karl Walsh: David Bowen, Niall Allen, Mark Bowen: Aidan O’Donovan, Brian Glavin, Danny Mulroy.
Gleann na Laoi: Seanie Coughlan, Nigel Desmond, Tadg-Eoin Desmond, Brian Ahern, Padraig Bowles, Michael Cafferkey, Graham Desmond, Ruairi Coote, Eoin Keohane, Kieran Clarke, Keith Desmond, Chris Bowles, Sean O’Herlihy, Jamie Luby, Adrian Keating. SUBS: Conor Burke h/t; Eoin O’Leary 42, Kieran Moloney 48 Peter Mulcahy 50.
Ref.: Mr Ted Hayes, Éire Óg

Macroom GAA

Macroom GAA Cúl Camp takes place this week in the Castle Grounds. Bríd O’Riordan, Elaine Kiernan, Shane Dunne and Danny O’Keeffe are in charge of proceedings and they are assisted by an army of junior coaches. Record numbers have registered – indeed the list was closed due to the very high demand for places. The guidelines for the week are: The players are children. The organizers /supervisors are volunteers. The assistant coaches are young. It is not an All-Ireland final. Show respect to organizers, players and coaches and the first priority is to have fun.
The U-16s played Passage West and had a comprehensive win by 6-14 to 0-5. Macroom have won three of their six games to date, against Pasage, Éire Óg and Na Piarsaigh, drew with Ballygarvan and lost to Ibane Gaels and Wolf Tones.
Macroom minors played their final league game mid week against Owen Gaels at Ballinascarthy and their win here sees them qualify for the league play-offs as group leaders. The team have played six games, won four, drew one and lost one. The panel is: Eolan O’Leary, Conor Sheehan, Tom O’Donovan, Conor Hurley, Jack Lynch, Daniel O’Riordan, Colm O’Mahony, Cian Twomey, Sean McMahon, Conor McKirgan, Dylan Corcoran, Ciarán Corcoran, Nikodem Wyczynski, Marcel Szulhan, Kevin Condon, Jacob Byndziak, Jack O’Riordan, Cillian Donovan, Dylan Twomey, Shane Meaney, Darren Quinn, Dylan O’Sulllivan. The mentors are: Jack Purcell, Danny O’Keeffe, Francis and David Horgan, Alan O’Shea.

Macroom Juniors defeated Kilmichael by three points in the Mid Cork Junior B football championship at Clondrohid on Sunday evening last. The final score was 1-14 to 3-5 and Macroom had to come from behind on several occasions to finally win this very close contest.
Cork footballers are involved in the All Ireland qualifier against Mayo this Saturday. After this game, it is likely that the back log in club games can be played off, and draws can then be made for the remainder of the Premier intermediate football championship involving Macroom and definite fixtures made.

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Macroom U-14s sporting new 'tops' with mentors Séamas 'Domie' Coughlan, Tony 'Saga' O'Sullivan and Mark O'Sullivan and Chloe ©Con Kelleher

Laochra Óg

Well done to our U8 girls who travelled to Newcestown for a blitz, playing Tracton, Kilbrittan & Newcestown. As each match progressed, we found our feet and kept the pressure on despite the warm weather . Thanks to Martin and all his team for hosting today's blitz and for the refreshments afterwards. Thanks to all our supporters on the sideline, mums & dads, brothers, sisters & aunts and our team sponsors, Mulcahy Insurances Ltd.
50/50 Club Development Draw winner Suzanne O'Brien €410 plus the sellers prize €E25. Next draw will be on 30th of July. Thank you to everyone who supported the draw.
Join your buddy for Camp 4 Champs and be in with a chance to win a Brand new Laochra Óg Goalkeepers jersey for yourself and your Buddy. Competition open for boys and girls ages u6 to u14. Simply recommend a friend of yours to join the Camp to be in with a chance of winning. The more friends you recommend, the more chance you have of winning. Also for brand new members like previous years, once you join and pay for Camp 4 Champs you automatically become a Laochra Óg member for the rest of the year for free. Hurleys and helmets can be loaned out to new comers. Camp 4 Champs will be held August 15th to 17th from 10.30am to 2pm each day at Coláiste Ghobnatan Ballyvourney. Register by texting name and age of child to {087} 9437272 before friday August 4th. Pay on the day. Child one €35, Child two €3, Child three €25 fourth child or more children from same family are free.
Finally there will be a Join Your Buddy table at the Camp for Laochra Óg members to bring along and introduce their new friend{s} to the club and of course enter the competition.

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Macroom B squad celebrate Cork AUL President's Cup victory. © Michael Hunt

Macroom FC

by Darragh Deasy.
Macroom FC held their Annual Awards ceremony at Murray's Bar, Macroom recently, as a fantastic 2016/17 season was celebrated. The Mid Cork club is celebrating 40 years in football this year so it was fitting that plenty of silverware was on display. An excellent evening took place as the large turnout enjoyed a BBQ and refreshments.
Awards were presented for Players of the Year and Top Scorers for Macroom A, B and Youths teams. Medals were also presented to the victorious Macroom B, who captured the Cork AUL President's Cup following a memorable win over Temple Utd at Turner's Cross last April. The Youths team were also celebrated, having finished as league runners up.
All trophies were sponsored by Paul Barrett Construction and Macroom FC would like to thank Paul for the ongoing support. Thanks also to Denis Murray for making his premises available to host the event.
Player of the Year: Macroom A: James O Connor. Macroom B: Ryan Creed. Macroom Youths: Tomas O Donovan.
Top Scorer: A: Robert Healy. B: Barry Kelleher. Youths: Eolan O' Leary.
FAI Summer Soccer Schools Camp. The ever popular camp returned to Murrayfield from July 3rd-7th and was a brilliant week. 100 boys and girls, aged 6-13 enjoyed the fine weather and the excellent coaching from head coach Richard Irving and his coaches. On the final day each participant received a certificate and ball to go with the kit which was received at the beginning of the camp. Murrayfield was once again complimented highly and was in outstanding condition. Many thanks to the grounds staff and to Hughie Kelleher for co-ordinating an excellent traffic management plan.
Coerver Coaching Camp. A further camp, run by Coerver Coaching will be held at Murrayfield from 31st Jul to the 4th Aug. This camp can be booked online at the Coerver website at coerver.ie/product/pltsmacroom. For further information contact Craig at 086 1409522.

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Some of the attendance at Macroom Golf Club Summer Camp ©Lee Valley outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Results: Week 1. Seniors: 1st - A Groarke(16) P Twomey(20) T Lancaster(23) 44.1
Open Singles: 1st - P Murphy(7) 40pts, 2nd - Ross Higgins(6)(Douglas) 39pts
Club Singles: 1st - P McSwiney(14) 38pts
Monthly Medal: 1st - J Lordon(15) 64 Nett, 2nd - C Creedon(11) 65 Nett, Best Gross - P O'Connor(0) 70, Best Senior - K Savage(16) 72 Nett
Week 2. HPG Open Singles 1st John Burke (14) 40pts, 2nd Kieran Savage (16) 38pts, 3rd Dan Cronin (20) 36pts
Club Singles 1st John P O Connell (10) 48pts, 2nd John Desmond (16) 42pts, 3rd Leo Gould (9) 41pts
Fixtures Tuesday Seniors, Thursday HPG Open Singles Qualifier, Saturday Open Singles, Sunday Club Singles

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Marie Lillis, winner, receives the Cliodhna  Enright Memorial Cup at Macroom Golf Club. On left, Brígín Quinlan, Maedbh Loughrey, Lady Captain and Sinead Enright. ©Lee ValleyOutlook