Lee Valley Outlook Aug. 3 2017 v14e16


Macroom Flower Power ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Mushera Platform Dance Sun Aug 6th, 3-5:30 pm.
Ionad Lae Baile Mhúirne fundraiser on Tues 8th Aug @ 3:00pm.
Ionad Culturtha Recital on Thurs 10th Aug 8pm.
High Hopes Concert on Fri Aug 11 at 7.30 p.m. in Griffins Garden Centre.
Macroom FC Underage Registration Night at the Sports Complex, Fri Aug 11th, 7pm-9pm.
Macroom Farmers’ Market in SuperValu car park, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Aug 13 and 27.
Rylane Village Fete on Sun 13th Aug
Summer Fair Day on Tues 15th Aug in Town Square, Macroom
Kilmurry Historical parish tour, Sat 19th Aug from museum at 11am.
Lissarda ambush commemoration Sun Aug 20th at 7.30pm.
Macroom FC Family Fun Day at Murrayfield on Sun Aug 20th, 2pm-5pm.
Carriganima fun run/walk Sept 9
Kilmurry Museum opening hours every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm.
Senior Citizen Fundraisers Aug. 4 – 23
Coffee Morning in Fr. Ryan Hall Fri. Aug. 4, 10.30a.m.
Afternoon Tea Dance. do. Wed. Aug. 9, 3p.m.
Bring and Buy and BBQ Fri. Aug. 18. Raffle 9 p.m.
Irish Evening with Seán Ó Sé Wed. Aug. 23 8p.m.
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 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
Heritage Week Events August 19th to 27th
Gougane Barra. First Irish Pilgrim Journey. 19 - 20 August, 9a.m to 4p.m.
Kilmurry. Hidden Gems Mystery Bus Tour. 19 August 11a.m to 1p.m.
Inchigeela. Taste Our Stored Sunshine 19 August 7 – 8p.m. at Store of Memories.
Ballyvourney For Those Who Need Nature 20 August 1 – 4p.m.
Carrigadrohid A Riverside Tour 23 August from 6:30p.m
Coppeen. Our Environment and Placenames presentation. 23 August 7 – 10p.m.
Ballingeary A Historical Tour of Ballingeary and Gougane Barra. 27 August 3 – 5p.m.
Coachford. Woodland Walks at Mullinhassig. 27 August 2 – 4p.m.

LVEB Events
Grease. Auditions at the Riverside Park Hotel August 20 at 5pm
Mary Coughlan - September 8th at 8p.m.
John McNicholl - September 15th at 8.30p.m.
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! Fri Oct 6th, Sat Oct 7th at 8:00pm & Sun Oct 8th at 3:00pm.
"Sir Henry", Fri Oct 27th, Sat Oct 28th& Sun Oct 29th at 8:00pm. Sat Nov 4th & Sun Nov 5th at 8:00pm.
Shawn Cuddy and Friends November 3rd at 8.30p.m.
"Walking back to Happiness" November 11th at 8.30p.m.
Celebrating Christie Hennessy November 18th at 8 p.m. .
Ruaile Buaile December 2nd Tickets €10 at 10p.m.
Macroom Library
Closed. Sat. Aug. 5.
Storytime. Sat. Aug. 12 and 19 at 12 noon
ACOL Bridge Wed 9th Aug., 10 – 1pm.
Purlies Thurs. Aug. 10 and 17 at 11 a.m.
Art Exhibition by Mícheál O Muirthile during August.
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

Senior Citizens Fundraiser

Macroom Senior Citizens/ Active Retirement will hold their annual fundraising events during the month of August. Over the decades, the Senior Citizens have provided a host of services to the elderly in the Lee Valley – Meals on Wheels, daily lunch, laundry, chiropody, sheltered housing, bingo, socials, holidays, outings etc. While the HSE supports the association, extra funds are needed to maintain the high standard of the services.
The 2017 fundraiser will commence with a Coffee Morning on August 4 at 10.30a.m. in the Fr. Ryan Hall, which will host all the events. The Rambler will provide music at an Afternoon Tea Dance on Wednesday, August 9th from 3p.m. Admission €5. The Bring and Buy and BBQ on Friday, August 18th will have Spin the Wheel, cakes and jams, lucky dip, quality clothes and bric-a-brac. The draw for the annual raffle will take place at 9p.m. Prizes are 1. €350. 2. €250 3. €150 4. €100. 5. €50. Seán Ó Sé will present an Irish Evening of Music and Song on Wednesday, August 23rd at 8p.m. Admission €5.

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Macroom Blarney MD Elect: Cllrs. Ted Lucey (FG), Bob Ryan (FF) and Leas Cathaoirleach elect, Kevin Conway (Ind) and Cathaoirleach elect, Gobnait Moynihan (FF), Michael Creed (FG) & Des O'Grady (SF) ©John Delea.

Tidy Towns – Keep Lee Valley Beautiful.

Judging in the national Tidy Towns competition is ongoing throughout June, July and August and the results will be announced in September. Macroom is going all out to retain the silver medal it received last year for the first time, having received a bronze medal in previous years. Volunteers are out every Saturday morning and at other times, working in their high viz vests. Without this major input by the Tidy Towns, the town would certainly look drab and grubby, a far cry from the pleasant town that people can feel proud of.
The Tidy Towns are working with the council and some individuals on plans to do some murals on suitable walls. The plan is to paint scenes that reflects some local historical use of the area, an example being the Fair Green or the old Railway that serviced Macroom town. Painting of street furniture is also a focus and has given a facelift to many areas - railings round the beds at Castle entrance; seats in town, Colman’s Park and at the Weirs; the gates of the Church of Ireland; street bollards on Castle Street and Cork Street. The Town Park’s new entrance is a major project and the new flower beds look great. Stonework and further planting is planned. Washing of directional signs and other signs has been done all over the town.
Overflowing litter bins in the town centre at weekends were a problem. The council and Tidy Towns replaced smaller cast iron bins with black bins of larger capacity. The old bins are being refurbished and put into use in other locations. Litter continues to be a challenge and the tidy towns volunteers carry out litter picking all over the town and on the approach roads. One of the main sources of litter is cigarette butts. Certain premises need to provide more cigarette bins and regular sweeping up and removal of butts outside their doors.
Care for parks and open spaces and riverside areas is another major section of the judging, and the tidy towns co-ordinate the grass cutting in the estates. Improvement works have been carried out by Macroom Mart, power washing, removing overgrown trees, removing ivy from walls, sheeting on gates and this is helping the appearance of this area.
Floral displays feature highly in the judging and the Tidy Towns organise and pay for the planting and maintenance of the 65 large hanging baskets on the decorative poles throughout the town centre and from Cork Street to the grotto as well as the colourful flower beds around the town centre.
Tidy Towns has a facebook page that provides updates and pictures of some of the activities happening locally. Admire the colour in the cover pic on this issue of the Lee Valley Outlook.

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

Macroom Library will be closed on Saturday 5th August due to the Bank Holiday week-end. There will be Storytime at 12 noon for 3-8 year olds the following Saturday 12th as usual. ACOL Bridge Wednesday 9th August at 10 – 1pm. The Purlies will meet on Thursday 17th at 11 a.m.
Prize winning landscape and equine artist, Mícheál O Muirthile, will exhibit here for the month of August. Limited edition prints of Macroom and the Lee valley. Do call in to view the work 10.00 to 5.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday, Tuesday 10 to 7.30pm.
In advance of Heritage Week the Purlies will be setting up their decoration in the library windows on Thursday 10th. Pieces are being handed in already and it looks like it’s going to be amazing. We have the July/ August’s Consumer Choice printed off for the benefit of our patrons. The products under test this month are blenders, steam irons and compact cameras. There are some other very interesting articles also including one on blood donation in Ireland. Here are a few facts from it. There was a 21% drop in the number of people donating blood between 2010 and 2015. Only 3% of the potential population who could donate do so. Around 70,000 people a year will receive a blood donation.
Submissions from the public on the Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 to 2021 are requested by 5pm 31st August 2017. The plan can be viewed at the following web address. http://www.housing.gov.ie/water/water-quality/river-basin-management-plans/public-consultation-draft-river-basin-management. It runs to 104 pages. We can access it for you on one of the public access computers in the library too of course and print off all or part of it at the usual cost of 15 cents per page. With the Lee and the Sullane so integral to our area, I’m sure there will be some interest in this.
There will be details of the events we have on for Heritage Week in the next issue but confirmed to date is a talk by Ted Cook on Tuesday 22nd and a talk on the archaeological finds on The Macroom bypass route on Saturday August 26th.

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, local talent, nostalgia, theatre & dance.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from the shows listed below will go back into local projects, including the restoration of the Church of Ireland in Macroom to create a cultural & tourism amenity which will hugely benefit the area.
We will also be sending out email & text updates of upcoming shows on a regular basis this Autumn. If you would like to sign up for these alerts please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087 1663395. Those who wish to participates will be entered into a draw where five lucky winners will win a pair of tickets to a show of their choice!
Autumn Programme.
Mary Coughlan - September 8th at 8p.m. Jazz, blues, chanson and pop. Tickets €20.
John McNicholl – Country music. September 15th at 8.30p.m. Tickets €20.
Lee Valley Youth present Grease Lightning!, directed by Margo Carlisle, Carlisle Stage School Cork, Fri October 6th, Sat October 7th at 8:00pm & Sun October 8th at 3:00pm. Auditions on Sun 20th August at 5p.m. at the Riverside Park Hotel. 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.. Tickets- Adults €15 & Students/Children €10.
‘Sir Henry’ Fri October 27th, Sat October 28th& Sun October 29th at 8:00pm. Sat November 4th & Sun November 5th at 8:00pm. The World Premiere of the New Musical "Sir Henry" will take place this October. Written by the hugely talented Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly and directed by the brilliant Cathal Mac Cabe, another hit is in store! Auditions will take place in late August, full info and date to be confirmed very shortly. Tickets €20/€18
November 3rd at 8.30p.m. - Shawn Cuddy and Friends. Tickets €20
November 11th at 8.30p.m. - "Walking back to Happiness" (60's and 70's Music Show). Tickets €18/15
November 18th at 8p.m. Aonghus McAnally: Celebrating Christie Hennessy. One of Ireland’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Christie Hennessy delighted audiences at home and abroad until his tragic and untimely death in 2007. Aonghus McAnally brings the Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Tickets €22.50
December 2nd at 10p.m. – Ruaile Buaile Trad / Pop / Folk group. Tickets €10.
Bar service available throughout at over 18 events. Tickets for above shows on sale from our Box Office, South Square, Macroom from Tuesday August 8th. Our Box Office will be open from 11am to 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For further information please call 026/41174 or 087/1663395. Tickets will also be on sale online from our Facebook page and www.macroom.ie

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Spaniards, Carlos De Juan and Elena Cabezudo with their children, Carlos (15), Rodrigo (13) and Blanca (10) in Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

One Year in Macroom is forever

In 2015, Elena Cabezudo, a wild life ranger from Toledo, Spain, dreamed of travelling with her husband, Carlos De Juan and their three children, Carlos, Rodrigo and Blanca, to an English speaking country for a year so as to improve their spoken English. After much research, they decided on Ireland. Their reasons included the belief that Ireland and Spain have much history in common; that Spaniards and Irish are of similar temperament and that Ireland, a relatively small country, still had much to offer. Coming from Toledo in central Spain, (pop.c. 90.000, with temperature swings -5°C to +40°C) and six hours from the coast, the family opted for a small town with modern facilities, not too far from the sea, in a moderate climate, rain not a problem!
They did much advance research on line and learned from the experiences and mistakes of other families who had undertaken similar projects. Since the welfare of the children was their priority, they started by contacting schools in a number of desirable towns. By far the most cordial answers came from Macroom. The Principals, Ms Trish Lynam of McEgan College and Sr Brigid O’Connell of St Joseph’s Primary School, were most helpful, so Macroom became the chosen destination.
With direct flights from Madrid to Cork during the summer, Elena and Carlos visited Macroom in June 2016, staying at the Riverside Park Hotel. They visited the centrally located schools and quickly completed enrolment of the children for the 2016 – ’17 school year, Carlos in Transition Year, Rodrigo in 2nd year and Blanca in 4th class. Finding accommodation proved more difficult but they found what they were looking for courtesy of Godsil and Cohalan - a huge house in the centre of town and the price was affordable. They celebrated their find with a pint of Guinness at Dinneen’s, ‘served slowly and enjoyed at the same pace’. Richard Godsil not only provided some extra furniture but met them at the bus station on arrival to take 15 pieces of luggage to the house and, on departure, delivered them to Cork Airport.
Why Macroom? The short answer, because its population is very friendly. It’s not a huge tourist destination with many Spanish students and visitors. It’s at the centre of Rebel Cork and its history dates back to the sidhe (fairy folk) and the druids, with archaeological sites – stone circles, wedge tombs, castles - aplenty. It’s not too far from Cork city, with its airport, ferry port, theatres, cinemas, colleges etc. Carlos admitted that, while browsing the internet, Macroom’s claim to be ‘the town that never raised a fool’ proved an irresistible selling point! The slower pace was also attractive, where an amber light gets the motorist to slow down rather than speed up.

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The beautiful city of Toledo, Spain, home to the De Juan family. ©

Moving as a family unit was what they desired. Elena took a year’s sabbatical from work and Carlos works freelance, so location was not critical. They would have liked to have found temporary work in Macroom but, because at first their English was limited, this did not work out. Finding Marta, Macroom’s Spanish postwoman, and her sister, Aurora, was a huge bonus. They proved invaluable in helping with difficult telephone communications, making introductions, arranging garbage collection, etc. The children were overcome at first and one asked, "What are we doing here?”. Days before returning to Spain, he asked, "Why are we leaving already?” The only truly sad moment was when they realized that flight costs made it prohibitive to travel to Spain for Christmas But Santa Claus brought cheap airline tickets and they were in Toledo for New Year and the visit of the Three Kings on January 6.
The De Juans arrived in Macroom at a difficult time for the town in August 2016 when we had lost our theatre and library to fire damage. A library-bus eventually offered a one-day a week service before a replacement library opened at Railway View, much to the family’s relief. Good neighbours and staff and students at the Adult Learning Centre made the De Juan family feel welcome and they, themselves, were willing participants in community events. They made their first public appearance when they offered Tortilla de Patatas and Salmorejo for consumption at the Food Festival in September. Elena gave free Spanish classes in the Library and also did a craft session at St. Joseph’s, as well as helping on a local farm. Carlos joined Men’s Shed and helped with making and painting houses for bats and birds. He also enjoyed watching Cork hurlers beat Waterford, making everyone in T.P. Cotter’s very happy. They remember, with great affection, their many kind friends and neighbours, including Ruth and Niall and Marian, a classmate from the Adult Learning Centre.
To be continued.


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Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine.
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.
Mushera Platform Dance will take place Sunday, August 6th from 3-5:30 pm. Music by Mike, Helen and Southern Pride. All welcome!
Ionad Lae Baile Mhúirne Díolachán Cístí, Crannchur & Ceol san Ionad Lae, Baile Mhúirne Dé Máirt, 8ú Lúnasa @ 3:00in chun airgead a bhailiú do na gníomhaíochtaí éagsúla a bhíonn ar siúl san Ionad Lae agus i gCois Cille. Fáilte roimh óg agus aosta araon ag tráthnóna taitneamhach comhluadair agus ceoil.
Ionad Culturtha Recital entitled The Beauty of Song, an evening of musical highlights, Irish ballads and aria, with Mary Culloty O' Sullivan on Thursday 10th August 8pm. Tickets €10 at the door or Eventbrite.ie.
High Hopes Concert. Inniscarra Historical Society presents a Summer concert on Friday August 11. Starting at 7.30 p.m. in Griffins Garden Centre. €10.00 per ticket. High Hopes Choir and many local performers. Spot prizes. In the Enchanted Garden under the big top. Tickets available at Griffins Garden Centre 021-733 -4286. Proceeds to be shared with Cork Penny Dinners. Admission by ticket only. Available from local shops. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0860621947.
Macroom Farmers’ Market in SuperValu car park every second Sunday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. With farm fresh produce, jewellery, crafts, tea/ coffee. August 13 and 27.
Summer Fair Day on Tuesday, 15th August, in tandem with the weekly Market in the Town Square, Macroom
Down Syndrome Ireland Denise Murphy is doing the Tour de Munster Cycle in August which involves cycling 600km over 4 days around Munster. All proceeds raised go directly to Down Syndrome Ireland. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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.
Lissarda ambush commemoration on Sunday August 20th at 7.30pm. Oration by John Roche.
Macroom Credit Union is again offering a €1.000 third level bursary to a 2017 graduate from each second level school in the Lee Valley – De la Salle, St. Mary’s and McEgan College, Macroom, Coachford College, Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne agus Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh. Applications to Macroom Credit Union.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: July 19. Jackpot €1200. No winner. €70 - Jerry Kelleher c/o MCP. €20 each: Zena Cotter, Kilvoultra Eleanor Lane, The Village Mairead & Jimmy Bryant, c/o Mgt Coakley Louise Corcorcan, Coolacreasig.
July 26. Jackpot €1400. No winner. €70 - Ned Murphy, c/o Danone. €20 each: - Maurice Buckley, Nadd Paul Long, New Street, Macroom Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahorna Maria O'Donoughue, Dripsey.
Kilmurry GAA Lotto results 10/07/17 No Winner Jackpot €1,200 Winning numbers 11,35,40 €50 Pat and Mary McDonnell €20 each Ger McCarthy Gemma Griffin John O' Mahony Jim Murphy Kilbarry Gemma Griffin
17/07/17 No Winner Jackpot €1,400 Winning numbers 15,30,33 €50 Trish Collier €20 each Ursula and Sarah Der Hartnett Marion Donlon Kay McConnell Sheila Aherne c/o Sheila’s Shop
24/07/17 Winner €1,600 Tim Irwin c/o Sheila’s shop. Winning numbers 4,26,34. €50 Rita Galvin c/o Sheila’s Shop. €20 each Noreen White. Shane Healy c/o Sheila’s Shop. Collette McSweeney c/o Dol. Noreen Healy c/o Quick Pick. Yvonne O' Callaghan c/o Sheila’s Shop

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 18/07/2017. Jackpot €1.000. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 16-27-31.. €70 Ann Cronin, Railway View €20 each. Anne Corkery, Carrigaphooka Maurice Kelleher, Moulnahorna, Samantha Creedon, Cork Street, Shelia Walsh, Carriganima, . Peggy O'Connell, Railway View.
25/07/2017 Jackpot €1,200. No winner. Numbers drawn: 2-22-23. €70 Paddy Martin, Gurteenroe €20 each. Josie O'Keeffe, Sleaveen West, Shelia Buttimer, Coolcoower. Denis Buckley, 8 An Gleann, Eliz Browne, Railway View, Irene O'Shea, Mashanaglass.
Macroom F.C. Lotto 24/07/17 Jackpot €6,400. Numbers drawn: 24, 25, 32. No Winner €80 Rose, Fiona and Ardan c/o Willie €20 each Teddy Joe Jnr c/o Greyhound Bar. Angela O' Connor c/o Evelyn. Lydia Shine c/o Janet. Mireille Kingston c/o Paulie
31/10/17 Jackpot €6.600.Numbers drawn: 16, 21, 25.. No Winner €80 Dave Martin c/o Twomey's Butchers €20 each. 20 Patrick Ring c/o Darrin. Josef Konrad c/o Darrin. Alisha Murphy c/o June. Denise Moloney c/o Fudge
Coachford AFC Lotto Results. 24/7/2017. Jackpot: €1,600. Numbers Drawn: 6 – 30 – 31. No Winner. €40 Ben O’Connell, €20 Mary O’Sullivan, Susan Ward, Colm, Vicky & Jack, Mick Roche (Yearly Ticket).
31/7/2017. Jackpot: €1,800. Numbers Drawn: 2 – 15 – 27. No Winner. €40 Josephine Moynihan (Yearly Ticket), €20 Isla Hogan, Luke & Liah Casey, Susan Ward, Eamon Geran.

Lee Valley Updates

Inchigeela Festival – August 17 – 20

Inchigeela Festival returns with a bumper weekend of activities Thursday, August 17th until Sunday, August 20th. A fashion show is the first event on Thursday, August 17th. ‘Fashion Island’, in association with Mahon Point Shopping Centre, 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. There’s a prize for best dressed in attendance. The evening starts with a drinks reception and a raffle with great prizes will round it off. Top prize of a fantastic break away at Castlemartyr Resort. Tickets 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 features a 5km Fun Run/Walk with all proceeds going to Local Hospitals in Macroom & Dunmanway. Registration open from 6:30pm @ Iveleary GAA Grounds. 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. 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, Iveleary GAA Grounds hosts a Family Fun & Sports Day. The traditional Tug-O-War tournament will take place on Saturday evening from 6pm. The night finishes off 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. 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.
Sunday, August 20th 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.

Summer Music in the Lee Valley

Music sessions feature in some Lee Valley venues during the summer months. 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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Danny O Riordan takes a break during the Coachford High Nelly Run as part of the Coachford Family Festival. © C. Corkery)

Clondrohid Updates

Pilgrimage to Knock on Tuesday August 15, Bus leaving Ballyvourney Church at 7am and Clondrohid Church at 7.15am. . For more info contact Mary Twomey on 086 3299375.
Entertainment in Carriganima: The August bank holiday weekend, Johnny Bremner from Scotland and well known in Carriganima circles will be playing in the pub on Saturday night, August 5. Great night assured. The Big Barbecue is going ahead mid August.
Carriganima fun run/walk in aid of Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals will take place again this year. Keep Saturday Sept 9 free.
Visiting Ireland: Clondrohid GAA are delighted to host Bob Murphy and family who are in Ireland at the moment from Boston USA. Bob and extended family of 30 are in the area to trace their roots and are interested in speaking to locals and members of the club. They will be staying in the Castle Hotel in Macroom during their time in Ireland, so if you see them out and about in the village, please say hello.
G.A.A.News: Beautiful summer evening in Macroom when our Junior As took on Canovee in the quarter final of the championship. Unfortunately Canovee were the better team on the night. Thanks to all the supporters who came along to support the lads. U 15 Championship result: Clondrohid 3-18 Macroom 0-5. Clondrohid put on a great performance for their loyal supporters, scoring 3-18 all from play in a brilliant display of attacking football that blew away their opponents. Colin Murphy who had an outstanding game, got them off the mark with a point, quickly followed by points from Luke Duggan and Ciaran O Leary. Led by the half back line of George Lowrie, Alex Kelly and Conor Lucey, they struck for their first goal, finished by David O Connell.The 2 midfielders JK Long and captain Ciaran O Leary were in complete control ably assisted by the classy Alex Kelly for the next 2 points before the powerful centre forward Luke Duggan(still U13 ) crashed home the next goal, quickly followed by a point from Conor O Duineen. Ciaran scored the 3rd goal followed by points from JK and Conor O Duineen to leave the score at the short whistle 3-8 to 0-1. Macroom started the 2nd half with 2 points but Clondrohid full back line, Gearoid O Connell , Jerome Healy and Conor O Leary yielded no goal opportunities. Lorcan Flanagan and Colin Murphy linking well, the points came from the boots of Ciaran 0-4 David 0-2 Eoin, Luke, Conor and George. Into the fray in the 2nd half came Jack Martin , Odhran Manning , Fionan O Leary and Sean Murphy and with Sean and Fionan attacking at every opportunity, they achieved a decisive victory.

Inchigeela Updates

Fáilte Abhaile. Welcome home to Fr Diarmuid Murphy of Derra who spent a short time on his break in Inchigeela. We hope he had a pleasant time. And fáilte to Fr Gerard Creedon who returns to Inchigeela on annual vacation from the US. We wrote recently on the honours which were bestowed on Fr Gerard for his work with the less fortunate in the Washington area. We hope the sun continues to shine for him and that the golf is good during his break in Inchigeela.
Graveyard Mass. Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork and Ross, presided over a concelebrated mass at the graveyard recently. Bishop John, who was born in Graigue, Inchigeela was assisted by Canon Robert Brophy and Fr Gerard Creedon, both sons of Iveleary and Fr Martin O Driscoll, our Parish Priest. The blessing of the graves followed. A large crowd attended. The occasion has developed into an opportunity to remember and pray for our dead and meet friends and relations we have not met for some time.
Mass Rock. We attended the annual Mass at the Mass Rock, or Carraig an Aifrinn on the South Lake Road, about 2 Km from the village. Fr Gerard celebrated Mass, assisted by Fr Martin. The evening weather was kind and the atmosphere was very special. A large crowd attended. In his homily, Fr Gerard used the imagery of the rock as a symbol of standing firm for one’s beliefs.It is a poignant occasion as we remember our ancestors in Iveleary who refused to bow to injustice many years ago.
Summer School. The Daniel Corkery Summer School is over for another year and great reports came from each day’s events. The general theme was John Tyndall, scientist and inventor. But there was something for everyone such as choral music, lectures, excursions and film. The weather proved kind for outdoor landscape sketching and painting as well. Over 60 people attended the nightly lectures and films. Well done to the organisers.
Croí na Laoi Meeting. The meeting discussed the efforts made for the Tidy Towns competition and in general, the consensus was that the village is looking good.. The village residents and the Tidy Town volunteers were praised by the Chairperson for their input. There was some disappointment at tne news that the small Derrivane bridge will have to wait for some time before the Council attend to its repair. On the other hand the volunteers are all ready to map and place signage for walkways and walk loops throughout the area.
Festival. The dates for the annual Inchigeela Festival have been announced: August 17th to 20th. The Festival committee have organised a large number of exciting events starting with a Fashion Night on Thursday. A 5km challenge Run / Walk will be held on Friday and the main attraction later in the Marquee is Mike Denver. Saturday is Family Sport and fun Day with a Tug-o –War contest. Saturday night has Jennie Green. On Sunday evening there’s a Children’s Fancy Dress Parade and music on the street. A double bill closes the festival, Jake Carter and The Kilkennys. There’s something for everyone and it promises to be a great week-end.
Close call. Conrgats to the Junior A’s who had a narrow win over Donoughmore, the result being in the balance until the very end. Best of luck on their next outing against Canovee.

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The official opening of Ballyvourney/Coolea Show by Minister Michael Creed. ©Máiréad Ní Thuama

Macra Matters.

Donoughmore Macra club members attended Donoughmore Carnival and some took to the catwalk to model in a vintage fashion show. The Macra Know Your Neighbour ran sideshows such as Mini Golf and the Greasy Pole. Members also attended the official celebrations following the election of club member, James Healy as Macra President. A great night was had in Pat Barry's Bar in Donoughmore. Club members will be travelling to Thurles August 4th-6th to support Ciara Corkery in the National Miss Macra competition. We would like to wish Ciara the best of luck as she represents the club and the Muskerry region, we know that she will do us proud!

Rylane Village Fête August 13

All roads lead to Rylane Village on Sunday 13th August for its first Village Fête, with a great programme of events planned. At 12.45 there’s a Parade of local clubs and organisations from the Community. For dog lovers, there’s a Dog Show with lots of categories. Registration for the Dog Show is at 12.30, with the judging at 1 pm. Events on the day include Foosball, Donkey Dung Lotto, Test Your Hurling Skills, Kids Play Zone, Tractor Building, Classic Cars & a BBQ. There are prizes for the Most Stylish Lady & Gent. Live Music will be by The Hillbillies and the Cork v Waterford match will be shown. Refreshments will be available in the Tea Tent. A Fundraising Draw will take place at 5 pm. First prize is €2,500. Tickets will be for sale on the day.

There is something for everyone. Admission is free but if you feel like making a donation, a box will be at the entrance. Further information is available on our Facebook Page – Rylane Community Park Association.

Ionad Lae Baile Mhúirne.

There were celebrations in the Ionad Lae following a number of wins at the Coolea / Baile Mhúirne show on July 16th. The prizes included trophies for photography and most importantly, two trophies for the vegetables grown by the members of the Ionad in the new state of the art Green House. Plenty of love and attention by the members each week has ensured that the courgettes, tomato, lettuce and peas, along with a number of other vegetables are thriving.
We are having a fundraising evening including Cake Sale, Raffle & Music in the Ionad on Tuesday, 8th August @ 3:00pm to raise funds for the variety of activities held in the Ionad Lae and Cois Cille day centres. Both young and old alike are welcome to join us for an enjoyable evening of entertainment and fun.

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Claire Dinneen with sons, Dennis and Lawrence and daughters, Josephine, Valerie and Gobnait. ©

Claire Dinneen Cameo

By Con Kelleher
Claire Dinneen married Dennis in 1958 and has lived in Main Street, Macroom, ever since. Dinneen’s pub is a landmark of the town. Her husband, Dennis, was a photographic genius and his legacy has been widely acknowledged, appreciated and applauded. This year, in April2017, there was an exhibition of his work in Trinity College Dublin and followed another earlier one that was held in UCC in 2015. Mary Kennedy, RTE, recently called to the bar and interviewed Claire about her life, Dennis and his work. The following is a partial account of Claire’s and Dennis’ story.
Born in 1937, Claire was raised in Collin’s Barracks, Cork. Her father, Joseph Hanley, was from Wicklow and her mother, Elizabeth, was a Corkonian. Joseph was a Quartermaster in the army and the family lived on site. She was a twin and was the third/fourth of six children. Kevin, her twin, was tragically murdered in London as a result of a minor dispute in a cafe where he worked. While her parents were strict and correct, her childhood was happy. Especially she enjoyed her summers in Crosshaven, where her family had a house. Educated in St Patrick’s National School, she later attended the School of Commerce for about 2 years. At that time secondary school had to be paid for and her family couldn’t afford the fees. Claire spent two years on a confectionery course. Later in her teens she went to work in The Old Bridge Restaurant in Patrick Street, at first in the kitchen. One day a waitress failed to appear, and Claire was asked to take her place. Duly dressed in her uniform, she began to serve and kept her position. The wages were fair but the tips were great. The Old Bridge was very popular and busy and it was there she met Dennis when he visited in his capacity as a hackney (taxi) driver, and things developed from there.

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Dennis and Claire Dinneen on their wedding day in 1958 ©Dennis Dinneen Collection.

The Dinneens were a Macroom family and Dennis had 3 younger brothers, Christy, Concubhair and Dónal. Christy was accepted for the Gardaí but the Garda authorities became aware of a medical condition and his acceptance was withdrawn. Concubhair was a teacher in Wexford and Dónal was a post office official. Lawrence, their father, was originally from Coolea. He was a hackney driver and died at the young age of 38. Abbey, his wife, had to manage. She was from Reinaniree and was a formidable woman. Dennis had always been clever and was studying Medicine in UCC but, because of his father’s untimely death, he had to leave and support the family. The Dinneens were renting rooms from Miss O’Riordan in her Main Street premises. Later, around the time of Claire and Dennis’s wedding, Miss O’Riordan died suddenly. With the help of Claire’s parents, the pub was bought. It was into this environment that Claire first came to Macroom to live as a young wife in 1958. Dennis also worked as a hackney driver, having been taught to drive by Jerry Cronin, Railway View, with whom he shared some of his taxi work. Dennis was friendly with Tommy Tobin, Main Street, father of Angela and Declan. Tommy was the local ‘contact’ and correspondent for the Cork Examiner, The Kerryman and the Southern Star and he was also a photographer. Dennis and Tom worked together, especially at the photo developing stage. Then photos were captured on film and had to be developed in a dark room with the use of chemicals. Every time you clicked cost money. Dennis’s earliest pictures date from the early 1950s. Considering his opportunities and resources, his results were amazing. He even managed to win a competition in Britain with a picture of a flower taken in Killarney.
Gobnait – Irish for Abbey - was born in 1960, Valerie in 1961, Lawrence in 1962, Josephine in 1963 and ‘baby’ Dennis in 1966. Life for Claire consisted of looking after her husband, children and the extended family, and doing the bar when she could. Later, Mrs Dinneen senior and Christy moved to Sleaveen Road. Dennis looked after the bar, ran his taxi service and developed his photography business. Photographically, he covered everything: Communions, Confirmations, weddings and passport photos. The ‘50s and ‘60s were a time of huge emigration and passport photos were much in demand. Photography became Dennis’s principal source of income and this meant he was ‘out’ a lot of the time and he then had to spend much time developing his films. Claire said that no matter how late he came home, he always went straight to the dark-room to develop his pictures; and he was always meticulous when it came to the images. The dark room still exists and is now used as a store room. When the children were young, one of Claire’s highlights was the visit of her parents from Cork city and she enjoyed providing them with a ‘fry-up’.
To be continued.

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Members and friends of Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association on a recent field trip to a famine graveyard in Gurranereigh. ©

Camán You Rebels

The August Object of the Month at Kilmurry Museum is a hurley that was used by an Aghabullogue man when Cork won its first All Ireland Hurling title against Wexford in 1890.
The Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in Hayes’s Hotel in Thurles on November 1, 1884, with its aim, the “Cultivation and Preservation of National Pastimes”. A major part of this cultivation would be the establishment of a national competition that involved the games of Gaelic football and hurling. By January 1885, the new organisation set about standardising the playing of the ancient game of hurling when new rules were drawn up and these were soon published in local newspapers throughout the country. In 1886, county boards were created to run the affairs of the various counties that participated in the competition.
By 1887 the first All-Ireland Hurling Championship took place, with five teams participating. The first winners were Tipperary, who were represented by Thurles Sarsfields. Cork was not represented in the 1887 competition due to a dispute over which club side would represent the County! However, by 1890, in only their second appearance in the competition, Cork, represented by Aghabullogue, as County Senior Hurling Champions, won the Munster Senior Hurling Championship and their first All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.
The final against Wexford, represented by Castlebridge, was played at Clonturk Park in Dublin’s Northside. Though played in mid-November, both sides were bare-footed! Cork were by most accounts the superior hurlers on the day and when Wexford adopted less-than-sportsmanlike tactics in the second half, the Cork captain, Dan Lane, withdrew his team from the field with the referee's permission; the referee awarding the unfinished game to the Cork side who had suffered so many injuries. The score of the unfinished game was Cork 1-6, Wexford 2-2 (which meant that by the scoring system at the time Wexford were leading). However, the match was subsequently awarded to Cork, given the ‘excessively rough play’ on the part of the Wexfordmen.
When the victorious Aghabullogue team arrived at the Cork train terminus on that Sunday evening, many sported bandages and each player carried his ash stick. One of these hurley sticks is on permanent display in The Independence Museum Kilmurry. This hurley stick made another trip to Dublin 94 years later for the Centenary celebrations of the founding of The GAA and featured on a Late Late Show Special on the founding of the organisation, transmitted on 22nd of September 1984.

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.

Heritage Week Events August 19th to 27th

19 - 20 August 9a.m to 4p.m. Guided walk of St. Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path from Gougane Barra. Admission: Free, Booking Required: Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.– phone 0872240368/050424004
19 August 11a.m to 1p.m. Hidden Gems Mystery Bus Tour from Independence Museum Kilmurry, and visiting private properties which are seldom seen by the public. Booking Required. Admission: Adult: €20 Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – phone 021 7336932 (Thurs - Sun 2pm to 5pm)
19 August 7 – 8p.m. at Store of Memories Museum in Inchigeela. Taste our stored sunshine with our local guide/chef Dorothy Ó Tuama who will provide a presentation of Walton's Mills in Macroom & a demo of her family's traditional brown bread recipe. Booking required Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – phone 0868539744; www.leevalleytastetrails.ie.
20 August 1 – 4p.m. Proposal to continue the planting of native trees and scrubs at a designated site within the car park. Visitors will be introduced to St. Gobnait Wood vegetation. From entrance to Car Park (opposite Mills Public House), St. Gobnait’s Wood, Ballyvourney. Contact: 0868789891 / 0879866913
23 August from 6:30p.m A riverside tour from Carrigadrohid village, with talks by experts on the River Lee, the hydro electric dam and local habitats. Organised by Carrigadrohid/ Killinardrish Tidy Towns and all welcome. Contact: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 086 8201052 (Theresa) / 086 0752580 (Vincent)
23 August 7 – 10p.m. Exploring the relationship between our natural environment and local placenames in the Coppeen area by way of an illustrated presentation and interactive discussion. In An Caipín meeting room, Coppeen. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – phone 086 8531761; website: www.coppeenheritage.com
27 August 3 – 5p.m. A Historical Tour of Ballingeary will take you back in time, on a tour of historical monuments, with some hidden gems and plenty of local information. Starting in Ballingeary and finishing up in Gougane Barra. All welcome! Admission: Free. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – phone 0872368958; website - www.ballingearyhs.com
27 August 2 – 4p.m. Join Nikki Darrell (well known botanist, practitioner of herbal medicine, aromatherapy and aromatic medicine) as she describes the plants and herbs of Mullinhassig Wood, and their benefits and uses. At Poulanassig, Mullinhassig Wood & Waterfall, Aghavrin, Coachford. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – phone 0860456554; website: www.acrheritage.info/


Kilmurry 1932 – 1935 Economic War and Blueshirts Vol. 1
By Michael Galvin
Kilmurry and its environs, a decade after the traumatic events of the War of Independence and Civil War, are studied by Michael Galvin, prolific author and historian in his 14th book. He paints a pen-picture of the harsh effects of the Economic War on a rural community. The development of farmers’ associations, labour groups and the Blueshirts in the area is studied in detail.
Available from Kilmurry Museum and in all local shops.

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Pat O’Neill bows out from his Sports Shop at Railway View Macroom after 25 years. ©Lee Valley outlook

Gone but not Forgotten

O’Neill’s Sports and Leisure has closed its store at Railway View after a quarter of a century. Pat O’Neill has returned to Clonakilty, where he is co-owner of O’Neill’s Sports and Leisure, Clonakilty with his brother, Con. In the early 90’s, the brothers had a wholesale sports agency, delivering branded goods throughout Munster to shops that sold sports gear. They used supply Colman Corrigan’s sports shop, near the Mall in South Square, and, when that ceased trading, they thought there might be an opening for an outlet in Macroom. The O’Neill brothers rented premises from the Brownes on the northern side of the street, near the bus station, for nine years and introduced all the leading sports brands – Nike, Puma, Adidas, asics, HH, O’Neill’s etc. They prospered and moved to a new, larger premises on the southern side of Railway View.
With the Celtic Tiger and as support for rugby and soccer, as well as club and county GAA teams grew, so did the market for kits and colours. Jerseys, tracksuits, sports bags etc carrying the team logo were all in demand and constantly changing. O’Neill’s carried all tech colours as well as sports gear – sliotars, hurleys, footballs etc.
Pat said that he had the pleasure of supplying sliotars to Kerry GAA. John Myler, now coach to the successful Cork hurlers, was, at one time coach to Kerry hurlers. He called to O’Neill’s Sports in Macroom, en route west, and told Pat of his difficulty in accessing sliotars. Pat sorted the problem and was pleased to become his supplier.
Pat O’Neill’s earliest memory of coming to Macroom was for the Mountain Dew Festival. He admired the enterprise of the organisers and, later, during his time in Macroom, was a staunch member of the Lee Valley Enterprise Board; was an organiser of the Railway View festival and involved in promoting business in the town.
Pat kindly used his closing down sale as a means of fundraising for Friends of Macroom Hospital and recently presented €500 to the charity. We wish him health and prosperity as he enjoys a more relaxed lifestyle in Clonakilty.
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.Members of Railway View Committee at turning on of ‘Down Town’ Christmas lights 1994 S. Mc. S.

Macroom Adult Education & Learning

Macroom Adult Education Centre is one of the town’s hidden gems. The centre, which operates from September to June, provides quality, free education opportunities to anyone over 18 years of age. Located on New Street, directly across from the grotto, the centre goes from strength to strength each year. Funded by the Cork Education & Training Board (CETB), the centre currently provides free accredited QQI from Level 1 up to and including Level 4 courses, in addition to a wide range of other non-accredited courses in a wide variety of topics.
Courses offered in the centre include Computers, ranging from Beginner Computers, Word Processing, Internet & Email, Database & Spreadsheets, Desktop Publishing, Social Media (Facebook & Twitter), iPad training. Additional group courses include Maths & Budgeting, Communications, Conversational Irish, Singing, Art, Crafts, Personal Growth, Image (Skin & Nail Care), Relaxation Techniques & Mindfulness, Personal & Interpersonal Skills, Yoga, Healthcare, Child Development & Play, Horticulture, Container Gardening, Nutrition & Healthy Options, Cookery , Sewing and Family Learning. In November there will be a Sugar Craft Course which will demonstrate the icing of a cake and how to decorate a cake.
The centre also offers a free and confidential, one to one tutoring service in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Maths, Irish and Driver Theory Test Preparation. These one to one tuitions are provided by volunteer tutors who are trained by the CETB.
Over 200 people attend the centre each year - individuals wishing to return to education, the unemployed, the retired, and those with literacy and numeracy difficulties. These courses offer the opportunity to boost knowledge and confidence, enhance employment prospects and the opportunity to progress on to other further education courses.
A Career Guidance Service is also available at the centre which supports users’ progression to access further education, training and /or employment. The Guidance Counsellor will help you to look at your skills and experience to date and help you to develop a plan relevant to your needs. One to one guidance consultations are available in the centre by appointment.
All courses and classes at the centre are free of charge. The administrators and tutors are pleasant, knowledgeable and encouraging. Learning in such an environment is a real pleasure, and those involved are to be lauded and applauded for providing such an excellent and wonderful facility. Contact numbers: 026 20248 or 086 8239097.
By Sheila Scully


Recipe of the Month – Panhaggerty
Here’s the ultimate comfort food in the Kelly household.
Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil. 250g/9oz streaky bacon. 6 potatoes, thinly sliced into rounds. 2 onions, peeled, sliced. 5 carrots, peeled, sliced. 500ml/17½fl oz chicken stock. salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. 150g/5oz cheddar cheese, grated. crusty bread, to serve
Directions: Heat the vegetable oil in a deep ovenproof pan. Fry the bacon for 3-4 minutes, or until golden-brown and slightly crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside to drain on kitchen paper. In the same pan used to cook the bacon, arrange a layer of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the pan. Cover the potatoes with a layer of sliced onions, then a layer of sliced carrots. Layer over some of the crisp bacon, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Repeat the process with the remaining potatoes, onions, carrots and bacon, finishing with a layer of potatoes on top. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour in the chicken stock so that all of the ingredients are covered, then bring to the boil. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15-25 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are tender. Preheat the grill to high. Uncover the pan and sprinkle over the grated cheese. Grill for 5-6 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and golden-brown. To serve, spoon the panhaggerty into bowls and serve with some crusty bread to mop up the juices.
Michael Kelly is founder of GIY and GROW HQ. www.giy.ie

Sports Mad


Senior Football Championship

2 Mid Cork teams: Muskerry and Ballincollig
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Douglas 1-13 Carbery Rangers 2-11. 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 Finbarr’s. Doheny’s 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 3. Seandun v Carrigaline. Avondhu v Ilen Rovers. Losers of Carbery/ Castlehaven v Kiskeam. Ballincollig v Muskerry. Bishopstown v winners of Newcestown/ St Finbarr’s. Douglas v CIT. Clyda Rovers a bye
Round 4: 2A winners and Round 3 winners
Relegation group: St Nicks, O’Donovan Rossa, Clonakilty, Doheny’s, 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)
Mallow 1-12 BEÁL ÁTHA’n GhAORTHAIDH 0-11.
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
Fermoy 2-14 NAOMH ABÁN 1-13
Na Piarsaigh 1-20 GRENAGH 2-10
St Vincent’s 1-13 BALLINORA 1-4
Round 3. (A) Macroom v St Vincents (B) Eire Og v Na Piarsaigh (C) Castletownbere v Bandon (D) Fermoy v Ballingeary
Quarter-Finals. Mallow v D: Bantry Blues v C: St Michaels v B: Newmarket v A
Relegation group: Ballinora, Grenagh, Nemo Rangers, Naomh Abán
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0 – 11 Mallow 1 – 12
Béal Átha will have to avail of the second chance 3rd round after their defeat by Mallow at Blarney but they will have no fear of any opponents after this battling display which could have earned them a draw at least. The Gaeltacht side were without Liam Seartan and his was a major loss but they still put it up to Mallow to the final whistle.
Béal Átha had the wind in the first half but had to come from behind to be level at 0-3 after the opening ten minutes play, Andy Ó Coinceannain, Eanna Ó Duinnin and Conchuir Ó Loinsuigh their scorers. After Mallow went two points in front again, Béeal Átha fought back with two points from Andy Ó Coinceannain frees and Len Ó Conchuir put them in front, 0-6 to 0-5 just before the half time whistle.
Ten minutes into the second half the teams were level again at 0-8 each, Andy and Ben Seartan scoring for the Gaeltacht men but then Mallow went decisively in front, with a 16th minute point followed by a vital goal a minute later and another point to follow immediately, 1-10 to 0-8 now the score after 48 minutes. A Ben Seartan point was matched by one for Mallow, but unanswered points from Conchuir Ó Loinsuigh and Andí Ó Coinceannain in the final minutes of normal time left only a goal between the teams and Béal Átha were attacking fiercely. In the five mijutes of injury time played, Béal Átha were denied only by desperate Mallow defending before a late, late point finally settled the issue in favour of the strong North Cork outfit.
Béal Átha scorers: A Ó Coinceannain 0-5 (0-4f), CÓ Loinsuigh and B Seartan 0-2 each, L Ó Conchuir and E Ó Duinnín 0-1 each.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchuir: Seán Ó Donnchú, Leonárd Ó Conchuir, Darren Ó Coill: Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Nollaig Ó Laoire: Eanna Ó Duinnín, Eoin Ó Coill: Matt Ó Riordáin, Andí Ó Coinceannain, Dara Ó Ceallacháin: Ben Seartan, Conchuir Ó Loinsuigh, Donagh Seartan. Subs: Colmán Ó Tuama 45, Ciaráin Ó Nunáin 46.

Naomh Abán 1 – 13 Fermoy 2 – 14
Fermoy, last year’s beaten finalists and surprisingly beaten by Newmarket in the 2017 opening round, were always a team to be feared in the 2B (1st round losers) round and a weakened Naomh Abán, short many regulars, just did not have the necessary all round strength of the North Cork side and so go out of this year’s championship. The Baile Mhuirne men, true to their traditions, did not go out without a brave fight however and with only two minutes of normal time to go they had Fermoy on the rack with only two points separating the teams. Fermoy secured the next score however and added an insurance point in injury time to guarantee their place in the 4th round draw where again they are a side to be avoided!
Fermoy with the stiff breeze behind them were on top in the first half and after Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh gave N Abán the early lead with a point from a free, Fermoy quickly replied with three points in a row and two further points from that great warrior Micheál Ó Cróinín were answered by twice that number for the North Cork men who led by 0-7 to 0-3 after16 minutes. Colm Ó Murchu kicked a super point for N Abán but in the 23rd minute Fermoy swept down the field and a high crossfield ball to their two-man full forward line was knocked down by Ruarí O’Hagan to Kieran Morrison who belted the ball to the net. Points were exchanged, Colm Ó Murchú for the Mid Cork men, Micheál Ó Croinín pointed a free and then just before the i;nterval, a four man Fermoy move ut of defence finished with Martin Brennan lashing the ball to the net and the lead of 2-8 to 0-6 looked sufficient to get Fermoy through this game.
In the second half a battling Naomh Abán carried the game to their opponents but made little headway in the third quarter at the end of which it was 2-10 to 0-9, Ó Ceallaigh, Micheál Ó Duinnín and Ó Croinín scoring for the Gaeltacht side. Further points from Ó Ceallaigh and Colm Ó Murchú were matched by a brace for Fermoy and with five minutes of normal time remaining six points separated the teams, 2-12 to 0-12. Darragh Ó Laoire kicked a fine point and then after a free had been advanced for dissent, Micheál Ó Cróinín lashed the ball to the net to leave only three points between the teams and this was down to two in the 57th minute when Micheál Ó Cróinín pointed a free. The play was hectic now and the result uncertain but Fermoy got the vital next point and added another in injury time to copper fasten their victory.
Naomh Abán had given it their all in adversity and can take some consolation from that.
Naomh Abán scorers: Miceál Ó Cróinin 1-5 (0-3f), Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh 0-3 (0-2f), Colm Ó Murchú 0-3 (0-1’45’), Micheál Ó Duinnín 0-1, Darragh Ó Laoire 0-1.
Naomh Abán: Micheál Ó Donnchú: Diarmuid Ó Scanaill, Séamus Ó Mathúna, Tomás Ó hAilíosa: Tadhg Ó Riordáin, Criostóir Ó Deasúna, Micheál Ó Liatháin: Micheá Ó Laoire, Micheál Ó Duinnín: Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Micheál Ó Cróinín, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Darragh Ó Laoire, Colm Ó Murchú. Subs: Conchúr Ó Murchú 28, Pádraig Ó hAilíosa 40, Shane MacCarthaigh 48, Micheál Ó Ceallacháin 59, Piarais Ó Liatháin 60.

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 2-7 Kanturk 0-14
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 1-12 Youghal 3-5
Mitchelstown 2-21 Adrigole 0-10
Glanmire 2-10 Kinsale 1-6
Douglas 0-10 Mayfield 2-11
Round 3:Losers of Glanworth /Millstreet v Mitchelstown. Mayfield v Aghabullogue. Rockchapel v Glanmire. Glenville v Ballydesmond. Clonakilty v Gabriel Rangers
Round 4 Cill na Martra, St Finbarr’s, Kildorrery, Kanturk, Glanworth/ Millstreet and winners of round 3
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 0-14 Mallow 1-8
(B) St Michael's 3-15 Clonakilty 1-21 - draw
(C) Dohenys 4-13 Newcestown 0-7
(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
Quarter-Finals: Carrigaline v B, CILL na MARTRA 4-10 Doheny’s 3-9. Beara v Douglas. KILMURRY 1-15 Valley Rovers 3-9 a draw
Cill na Martra 4 – 10 Doheny’s 3 – 9
First time Muskerry A champions Cill na Martra followed up their victory over Nemo with another super win over Doheny’s at Inchigeela in a marvellous match.
Dohenys led by 1-2 to 0-3 after the opening quarter and extended their lead with three further points before the outstanding Miceál Ó Deasúna took a pass from Dan Ó Duinnín and slotted the ball to the Dohenys net via the woodwork. A second goal for the West Cork side on the stroke of half time gave them a 2-7 to 1-5 interval lead.
Cill na Martra started the second half in the best possible fashion with two goals, one each from Dean MacCarthaig and Seán Ó Cróinín. Dohenys hit back with a third goal to lead by 3-8 to 3-5 at the three quarter stage. Mike Ó Deasúna pointed two frees and one from play to bring Cill na Martra level and Dan Ó Duinnín and Antóin Ó Cuana added a point apiece to put the boys from the Cross in front, Doheny’s replied with a point. Deep in injury time Mike Ó Deasúna settled the issue when he slammed a penalty shot to the net.
A super game, a super win and a place in the semi final for Cill na Martra against either St Michaels, Clon or Carrigaline...
Cill na Martra scorers: M Ó Deasúna 2-6 (0-5f, 0-1 pen.), D MacCarthaigh and S Ó Cróinín 1-0 each, D Ó Duinnín 0-2, C Ó Duinnín and A Ó Cuana 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra James Aynsley: Donagh Ó Riordáin, Antóin Ó Cuana, Eoghan Ó Céilleachair; Tadhg Ó Corcora, Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Pádraig Ó Críodáin: Micheál Ó Deasúna, Gearóid Ó Goilí; Damien Ó hUrdail, Seán Ó Foirreidh, Dean MacCárthaigh: Criostóir Ó Meachair, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Ciarán Ó Duinnín. Subs: Seán Ó Cróinin 37, Gearóid Ó Faolain 58, Evan Ó Cathasaigh 60.
Kilmurry 1 – 15 Valley Rovers 3 – 9
Another terrific game in the County 21 A football championship and Kilmurry, Muskerry runners-up after extra time in a replay, followed on from their subsequent win over Aghada with a first class performance against a fancied Valleys side at Ovens.
An early Valleys goal gave them a great start but Kilmurry fought back to lead by 0-6 to 1-1 after 19 minutes. Valleys enjoyed the best of the exchanges in the run up to half time and led by 1-5 to 0-7 at the break. A second goal immediately on the restart, followed by a point gave the South East side a 2-6 to 0-7 lead but again Kilmurry dug deep and three points followed by a Liam O’Sullivan goal in the 38th minute had ‘the Flourishing States’ in the lead. Two points increased their advantage but Valleys hit back to level with a third goal in the 46th minute and points were exchanged to maintain parity. Valleys hit the front with a point in the 52nd minute and added another three minutes later. Joe Ryan pointed a Klmurry free with time almost up and Seán Warren fired over the equaliser before the final whistle sounded, to bring a fair outcome to an outstanding game.
Kilmurry scorers: Liam O’Sullivan 1-0, Joe Ryan 0-7, Eoghan Clifford 0-4, Sean Warren 0-2, john O’Mullane and T Collins 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Eoin Curzon: William Ronan, Fionn Warren, Pádraig Hinchion: Kyle Kelleher, Liam O’Sullivan, Seán Curzon: Liam Wall, John O’Mullane: James O’Mullane, Joe Ryan, Tomás Collins: Eoghan Clifford, Seán Warren, Brian Hinchion. Subs: Sean Flanagan, Greg Fitton.

U21B Football Championship

Quarter-Finals (A) Robert Emmetts 4-9 Kilmacabea 0-14. (B) Glenville 2-11 St Nicholas 2-13. (C) Kilshannig 4-19 Shamrocks 0-4. (D) NAOMH ABÁN - a bye
Semi-Finals: Robert Emmett’s v St Nicholas. Kilshannig v NAOMH ABÁN

U 21 C Football Championship

Quarter-Final: St Kevin’s 2-12 IVELEARY 0-9
Semi-Finals: St Kevins v Carrig na Bhfear. Dromtarriffe 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
Erins Own v MUSKERRY
Carbery v Winners of Killeagh/Douglas
CIT 1-18 Glen Rovers 0-21- draw
Duhallow 1-20 Bride Rovers 1-18
Bandon 1-19 Newtownshandrum 3-11
UCC a bye
Note: Draw for Round 4 & Qtr-Finals will be made later.
Round 4 qualifiers to date: Imokilly, Sarsfields, Midleton, Na Piarsaigh, Blackrock, Newcestown, UCC, Duhallow, Bandon
Relegation group: Avondhu, Carrigtwohill, Youghal, St Finbarrs

Muskerry Senior Hurlers

The position of the Muskerry senior hurlers in the county championship is uncertain. Muskerry were originally fixed to play on the same double bill as their main component premier intermediate club, Blarney. When Muskerry objected, instead of moving the Muskerry game to mid week after the club game, it was the Blarney game which was moved to three days after the Muskerry game, thus ensuring that seven Blarney players on the Muskerry panel would not be available for selection. In addition, Éire Óg were playing the night before the Muskerry fixture and Peter Kelleher of Kilmichael was not released to play by Cork senior footballers (cause for a postponement normally). Not unnaturally, Muskerry felt that they were being unfairly treated and informed the county officials that they would not fulfil the fixture as arranged but would play Erins Own on a date which was fair to both sides.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

2 Mid Cork teams: Blarney and Inniscarra are now both out of championship contention.
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) Valley Rovers 1-21 BLARNEY 1-8
(D) Losers of Charleville/Kanturk v Courcey Rovers

Quarter-Finals: Mallow v Valley Rovers. 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
Blarney 1-8 Valley Rovers 1-21
Blarney Premier Intermediate hurlers bowed out of the 2017 championship with a disappointing defeat in the inaugural match in the re-opened Páirc Uí Chaoimh. A huge crowd of over 10,000 people turned up to see the new stadium and it was a great honour for Blarney GAA to be involved in this historic occasion despite the final result.
Valley Rovers started with the wind to their backs and quickly claimed the first point of the night. Alan McEvoy equalised for Blarney with a fine point in the second minute but Valleys claimed the next three on the trot to lead 0-4 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. Two Mark Cremin frees and a lovely Shane Mulcahy point from play got Blarney back in the game but points were hard to come by against the wind. Valleys hit over some good scores and Conor Murphy was forced into three smart saves before the break. The score at half time was 0-11 to 0-6 with Blarney due to have the benefit of the breeze in the second half.
Blarney conceded two further points in the first two minutes on the restart. Mark Cremin cut over a peach of a sideline ball in the 34th minute but Valley Rovers responded with a goal shortly after, and continued tacking on the points until Mark Coleman claimed a point from a free in the 47th minute. David Cremen slotted away a consolation goal in the last minute but it was too little, too late for the Mid Cork men.
Blarney: Conor Murphy: David Walsh, Paul O’Leary, Brian Walsh: Conor Power, Mark Coleman, Joe Jordan: Keith Costello, Cormac O’Mahony: Stephen Lohan, Colin Murphy, Alan McEvoy: Mark Cremin, Danny Whyte, Shane Mulcahy. Subs: Peter Philpott, Ray Murphy, Paul O’Connor, Eoin Hyland, Davin Cremen, Sean Crowley.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

6 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra 2nds.
Ballincollig and Éire Óg are through to Round Four; Aghabullogue, Inniscarra B, Grenagh and Dripsey are out of the championship race.
Round 2A (WINNERS of Round 1)
Barryroe 1-9 Kilbrittain 2-16. Mayfield 2-15 AGHABULLOGUE 1-14. Sarsfields 2-19 Aghada 3-14. Blackrock 0-14 ÉIRE ÓG 0-12. Midleton 2-21 Glen Rovers 2-21 draw aet. Midleton 2-15 Glen Rovers 1-10 replay. BALLINCOLLIG 0-16 Douglas 0-11
Round 2B (LOSERS of Round 1 & Preliminary Round)
Kildorrery 2-13 St Finbarr’s 0-17. Dungourney 0-15 INNISCARRA 0-10. Castlemartyr 4-16 GRENAGH 1-17. Milford 3-15 Ballymartle 2-16. Argideen Rangers 0-16 DRIPSEY 0-12. Na Piarsaigh 1-17 Ballygarvan 2-14 draw. Na Piarsaigh 0-16 Ballygarvan 0-14 replay. Ballinhassig 4-22 Carrigaline 1-14. Meelin - a bye
Round 3 (Knock out): Meelin v Barryroe. Aghada 3-15 Ballinhassig 0-15. Glen Rovers 3-11 Argideen Rangers 0-15. ÉIRE ÓG 3-16 Castlemartyr 1-14. Douglas 1-24 Dungourney 2-9. Na Piarsaigh 2-16 AGHABULLOGUE 2-15. Milford 0-10 Kildorrery 1-13
Round 4. (A) Midleton v Na Piarsaigh (B) Sarsfield v Winners of Barryroe/ Meelin (C) Blackrock v Douglas (D) Kildorrery v Aghada (E) ÉIRE ÓG v Glen Rovers
Quarter-Finals: Kilbrittain v BALLINCOLLIG. E v B. Mayfield v C. D v A
Aghabullogue 2 – 15 Na Piarsaigh 2 – 16
A cracker of a game at Ballincollig but that is little consolation to Aghabullogue who are out of the intermediate hurling championship for another year. The teams were level at 1-5 each after the first quarter, Dhani Merrick the Aghabullogue goalscorer, and at half time Aghabullogue led by a point, 1-9 to 1-8. Aghabullogue had stretched their lead to seven points ten minutes after the restart, 2-13 to 1-9, John Corkery the Aghabullogue goalscorer this time, but the city side then went on a scoring binge, scoring five points in a row before adding a goal on the 47th minute to take the lead, 2-14 to 2-13. Na Piarsaigh added a further point, Aghabullogue replied and again the city side opened up a two point gap. Aghabullogue reduced the deficit to a single point in injury time but the equaliser proved to be a bridge too far.
Aghabullogue scorers: J Corkery 1-6, M Bradley 0-5 (0-4f), D Merrick 1-1, J Buckley, G Murphy and N BarryMurphy 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Aidan BarryMurphy, E Murphy, Jerome Corkery: Michael Dennehy, Niall Buckley, Denis Quinlan: Paul Ring, Niall BarryMurphy: G Murphy, Mathew Bradley, Evan O’Sullivan: John Corkery, Dhani Merrick, John Buckley. Subs: Ryan Dennehy 44, Shane Tarrant 44, P Twomey 51, M Twomey 56.

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship

Round 1
(A) Douglas v Midleton
(B) Sarsfields v Glen Rovers
(C) Duhallow 4-18 Courcey Rovers 3-11
(D) Valley Rovers v Ballinhassig
(E) Mallow V Na Piarsaigh
(F) St Colmans v Carrigaline
(G) Newcestown v Fr O' Neills
(H) Charleville 2-21 Bishopstown 0-11
(I) Shandrum v St Finbarr's
(J) Blackrock v BLARNEY
(K) Erin’s Own v Killeagh/Ita's
Ballymartle a bye
Round 2 Ballymartle v D, J v F, Duhallow v G, I v Charleville, E v A, K v B

All Ireland Senior Football Qualifier

Mayo 0-27 Cork 2-20 aet.
Cork footballers finished their season on a promising note at Limerick, but Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Cillian O’Connor were in inspirational form to help guide the Westerners to the All-Ireland quarter-final. Mayo were forced into extra-time by a gutsy Cork team that defied the odds and the lack of support they received from the 13,545 crowd. A Luke Connolly long-range free had forced extra-time and sealed a stunning fightback from Cork who had come back at their opponents on three occasions in the final quarter.
Cork led 2-19 to 0-24 at the turnaround of extra-time, but Cork’s lead was cancelled out by a Keith Higgins fisted point two minutes into the new half, and Mayo seized on the resultant kick-out, the move ending with a Diarmuid O’Connor point.
Scorers for Cork: D. O’Connor (0-6, 4 frees); L. Connolly (1-1, 0-1 free); S. Powter (1-0 each); J. O’Rourke, P. Kerrigan, C. O’Neill (1 free) (0-3 each); M. Hurley (0-2); B. O’Driscoll, T. Clancy (0-1 each).
CORK: R. Price; J. Loughrey, J. O’Sullivan, M. Shields; T. Clancy, E. Cadogan, C. O’Driscoll; A. Walsh, I. Maguire; M. Collins, S. Powter, J. O’Rourke; B. O’Driscoll; P. Kerrigan (c), D. O’Connor. Subs: K. Crowley 20; S. Cronin 35; R. Deane 39; C. O’Neill 46; L. Connolly 57; M. Hurley D. O’Connor 62; A. O’Connor S. White e-t; C. Dorman 75; K. O’Driscoll 83.

Bord Gais Energy Munster Under 21 Hurling Final

Limerick 0-16 Cork 1-11
Limerick were crowned Bord Gáis Energy Munster U-21 hurling champions as Pat Donnelly’s charges edged past Cork by two points.
Defeat for the visiting Rebels denies the county a Munster ‘clean sweep’ – after a glorious summer saw U-17, minor and senior titles collected.
A massive crowd, 11,774, was present at the Gaelic Grounds to witness Limerick claim their eighth Munster U-21 title in all. They had roared into a 0-7 to 0-0 lead within 14 minutes, before Cork rallied to trail by just four points at the break, 1-4 to 0-11, the goal for the Rebels a real tonic, scored by Tim O’Mahony in the 26thminute. Mark Coleman, a leading contender for the Young Hurler of the Year award, helped to create it with some excellent work inside his own half.
Cork worked their way back to within two points, 1-9 to 0-14, before a Gillane free with three minutes left stopped the Limerick rot. Gillane lofted over another to give Limerick a four-point cushion, but Cork hit back with points from senior stars Coleman (free) and Shane Kingston.
Scorers for Cork: Tim O’Mahony 1-1, Shane Kingston 0-3, Mark Coleman (2fs), Michael O’Halloran and Declan Dalton (2fs) 0-2 each, Robbie O’Flynn 0-1.
CORK: Patrick Collins; David Griffin, Eoghan Murphy, John Cashman; Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), Mark Coleman (Blarney), Darren Browne; David Lowney, Paul Leopold; Chris O’Leary, Michael O’Halloran, Shane Kingston; Declan Dalton, Robbie O’Flynn, Tim O’Mahony. Subs: Jack O’Connor (40), Dave O’Neill (56), John Looney (57), Conor Cahalane (62).

All Ireland U17 Hurling

Cork 1-19 Galway 1-17:
Cork will meet Dublin the final of the All-Ireland U17 hurling competition after they edged out Galway in Thurles. Cork led by 1-7 to 0-9 at half-time with a goal from Colin O’Brien just before the break, the centre-forward scoring 1-10 in all. Galway took over on the resumption to lead by three only for Cork to respond and, though Niall Coen goaled to make it 1-16 each after 56 minutes, three O’Brien frees saw the Rebels home.
Scorers for Cork: C O’Brien 1-10 (seven frees, two sidelines), D Connery 0-3 (two frees, one 65), T O’Connell, B Murphy, B Roche 0-2 each.
CORK: E Davis; E Roche, C Nyhan, R Sheehan; C O’Brien, C O’Callaghan, A Walsh Barry; D Connery, Liam Ryan (Inniscarra); T O’Connell, C O’Brien, B Roche; Owen McCarthy (Inniscarra), B Murphy, Declan Hanlon (Blarney). Subs: S Twomey for Ryan (23), J Stack for McCarthy (39), Shane Barrett (Blarney) (52).

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

The Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship has advanced to the semi final stage with two third round games and four quarter finals having been contested. Iveleary and Donoughmore won through to the quarter final and Iveleary, the winners of that clash, will play Canovee in the semi final. Kilmurry will face the winners of the Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Ballincollig quarter final replay in the other semi final.
Results: 3rd round: Iveleary 2-16 Éire Óg 0-9. Donoughmore 1-14 Kilmichael 1-11
Quarter Finals: 1 Iveleary 1-10 Donoughmore 1-9. 2 Canovee 0-16 Clondrohid 1-7. 3 Kilmurry 2-10 Aghinagh 1-9. 4 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1-9 Ballincollig 1-9
Semi finals: Iveleary v Canovee, Kilmurry v Beál Átha’n G/Ballincollig.
3rd Round Reports:
Iveleary 2 – 16 Éire Óg 0 – 9
The third round Ross Oil Muskerry Junior Football Championship game at Kilmurry resulted in a comprehensive victory for Iveleary. Eire Óg, who impressed in their first round victory over Dripsey, had to make no fewer than eight changes from the side that secured that victory, with players promoted to intermediate action, injured and on holidays.
Iveleary were quickly out of the traps and they were a point ahead in the second minute, dangerous corner forward Chris Óg Jones the scorer. Brian Hurley from the free equalised a minute later but it was clear from this early stage that the winners were the better side. They had two additional points on the board in as many minutes and there was no respite for Eire Óg as a goal followed, Barry O’Leary the scorer after good work by Brian Cronin. Eire Óg to their credit made a determined effort to turn their position around, Brian Hurley, Keith O’Riordan, Hurley again and James O’Sullivan all raising white flags to reduce the deficit to a goal. Iveleary’s Cathal Vaughan pointed from a free and then from play and their half time lead of 1-7 to 0-5 left them facing the second moiety in a confident frame of mind. Iveleary finished off the game as a contest immediately on the restart when a Brian Cronin point was quickly followed by a goal from Jones. Eire Óg battled on and a long range point from Timmy O’Leary in the 46th minute was a brief boost. Iveleary led at the 50th minute by 2-12 to 0-8 and they were really comfortable in closing stages when the outscored Eire Óg by four points to one..
SCORERS: Iveleary: Chris Óg Jones 1-4; Barry O’Leary 1-3; Brian Cronin 0-4 (0-1 f); Cathal Vaughan 0-4; Sean Lehane 0-1. Eire Óg: Brian Hurley 0-5 (0-3 f); Keith O’Riordan, James O’Sullivan and John Malone 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Donal Cotter, Ger O’Riordan, Barry Murphy: Sean Lehane, Colm McCarthy, Kevin Manning: Sean O’Leary, Ciaran O’Riordan: Ciaran Galvin, Cathal Vaughan, Finbarr McSweeney: Chris Óg Jones, Barry O’Leary, Brian Cronin. Subs: Patrick O’Riordan 43.
Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher: Sean O’Connor, Barry Corkery, Kieran O’Sullivan: David Sheehan, Timmy O’Leary, Kevin Kidney: Liam Murphy, Ross McCarthy: Keith O’Riordan, Denis O’Keeffe, James O’Sullivan: Brian Hurley, Andy Herlihy , John Malone. Subs: John McCarthy 47, James O’Shea 47, Joe Kelleher 43, Aongus McCarthy 52. Referee: Mr Pat O’Leary, Kilmurry.,
Donoughmore 1-14 Kilmichael 1-11
Donoughmore qualified for a championship quarter final joust with Iveleary by deservedly defeating a slightly fancied Kilmichael side at Coachford on Monday evening last. Donoughmore were by far the side showing the most urgency in the first half but after going into a 0-6 to 0-2 lead after 17 minutes, allowed a lethargic Kilmichael to come back into contention and a Peter Kelleher goal in the 27th minute, the result of a bout of interpassing with Danny Twomey, helped Kilmichael to a 1-6 to 0-8 interval lead.
Donoughmore, despite facing the slight breeze in the second half, were in determined mood and they dominated the third quarter. A well worked goal, Kevin Kearney and Aidan O’Shea combining to set up the chance for corner back Paul Crowley, gave them a 1-11 to 1-7 lead in the 44th minute and they never looked likely to get caught in the final quarter even though Kilmichael did battle very hard to save the day and finished strongly.
Scorers: Donoughmore: P Crowley 1-0, K Kearney 0-6 (frees), J Twomey, D Lucey, T Collins 0-2 each, G O’Rourke and S Healy 0-1 each. Kilmichael; P Kelleher 1-2, D Twomey 0-4 (0-3f), A Dromey 0-2 (f’s), B Cotter, S Foley and Js O’Mahony 0-1 each.
Donoughmore: Kevin O’Riordan: Paul Crowley, Aidan Corkery, Adrian Looney: Stephen O’Connor, Jamie Twomey, Daniel Forde; Conor Kennedy, Shane Healy: Darragh O’Shea, Tadgh Collins, Leon Cogan: Darren Lucey, Gearóid O’Rourke, Kevin Kearney. Subs: Aidan O’Shea for L Cogan h/t, Shane Sexton for D lucey 38, St John Forde for T Collins 43.
Kilmichael: Shane Masters: Stephen Kelleher, Adrian Kelly, Kevin Murphy: Conor Cotter, Finbarr Buckley, Alan Murphy: Cian Dromey, Finbarr Dromey: Alan Dromey, Peter Kelleher, Colm Dromey: Brendan Cotter, Simon Foley, Daniel Twomey. Subs: Cathal Foley for B Cotter 44, John O’Mahony for Colm Dromey 50, James O’Mahony for Cian Dromey 51. Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin Uas., Cill na Martra.
Quarter final reports:
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1 – 9 Ballincollig 1 – 9 - a draw
This was a fair result to a fine match played in poor weather conditions at Kilmichael. Seven times in all the teams were level throughout the course of the game and it was Béal Átha who came from behind three times in the final quarter but there was no denying that they earned their second chance as they were fit, skilful, spirited and disciplined and never gave in to their more fancied opponents who had several county senior medal holders in their lineout.
The rain was pouring down as the game started and it stayed that way to the final whistle. Jordan O’Connor had a 3rd minute point for Ballincollig but Seán Ó Coill equalised from a free and put Béal Átha in front from another free in the 7th minute. Conor Kinsella levelled matters, Ó Coill’s point from a 12th minute free had his side back in front but Kevin Crowley levelled for the Ballincollig men and Robbie Bourke put the town team back in front in the 18th minute, 0-4 to 0-3. Béal Átha hit the favourites with a smashing goal in the 20th minute, Seán and Darren Ó Duinnín involved in setting up the goal chance for Seán Ó Coill which he took in clinical fashion. Robbie Bourke punched over a badly needed point for a rattled Ballincollig, Béal Átha lost Pól Ó Buachalla to injury and Kevin Crowley pointed a free to bring Ballincollig level in the 27th minute. Another free gave Béal Átha back the lead with a Seán Ó Coill point and when Mick Ó Tuama added an injury time point from play, Béal Átha enjoyed a two point interval lead and Ballincollig knew that they had a right battle on their hands.
If the Béal Átha goal had been a fine effort, so was the Ballincollig goal which opened the second half scoring in the 35th minute and put the eastern side in front by the minimum. George Durrant, an influential attacker in the second half started the move which involved Brain Cotter and Stephen Coughlan and finished with John Kelly in clear possession near to goal and the corner forward made not mistake with a low shot to the net. Kelly then added a point but back came Béal Átha with two splendid ;pints from play from Miceál Ó Tuama to level the scores at 1-7 each by the 47th minute.
Despite the rain, the two teams kept up the pace and Ballincollig sub Conor Sexton put his side back in front ten minutes from time. Béal Átha went close to a goal, Ian Ó Coinceannain’s fisted connection just whizzing wide of the post but Ó Coinceannain was on target a minute later, 1-8 each now with eight minutes to go. Centre back Brian Cotter gave Ballincollig the advantage once again in the 54th minute after combining with Robbie Bourke but in injury time Ballincollig conceded a rather unnecessary free for a pick up and Seán Ó Coill held his composure to shoot over the final equaliser and so the tie will need a reply to decide who meets Kilmurry in the semi final.
Scorers; Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: S Ó Coill 1-5 ( 0-5f), M Ó Tuama 0-3, I Ó Coinceannain 0-1. Ballincollig: J Kelly 1-1, K Crowley, R Bourke 0-2 each, B Cotter, C Kinsella, J O’Connor and C Sexton 0-1 each.
Béal Átha; Gearóid Ó Muirthille: Dara Seartan, Darren Ó Coill, Enda Ó Luasa: Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Gearóid Ó Creimín, Seán Ó Duinnín: Dónal MacCarthaigh, Miceál Ó Tuama: Seán Ó Coill, Dara Ó Ceallacháin, Barra Ó Coinceannain: Pól Ó Buachalla, Darren Ó Duinnín, Ian Ó Coinceannain.
Ballincollig: Shane Hogan: David Collins, Chris Collins, Shane O’Neill: David Bowen, Brian Cotter, Kevin Crowley: Brian Kelly, Stephen Coughlan: Robbie Bourke, George Durrant, Conor Kinsella: John Kelly, Niall Allen, Jordan O’Connor. Sub: Conor Sexton 48. Referee: Mr Ger Ahern, Canovee.
Kilmurry 2 – 10 Aghinagh 1 – 9
Champions Kilmurry are through to the semi final stage of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship once again but they got a stiff test from Aghinagh in a lively game played in constant heavy rain in Macroom. Only a point separated the teams at the interval, Jonathan Buckley’s goal for Kilmurry in the 14th minute the decisive score of the first half, and Aghinagh drew level immediately after the break. Kilmurry then went clear, mainly through the scoring exploits of Joe Ryan, but Aghinagh came back at them and Kilmurry looked vulnerable when they held only the minimum advantage, 1-7 to 0-9 at the three quarter stage. Aghinagh were on top but could not convert their superiority into scores and inevitably paid the price when Kilmurry steadied and hit back with three points in a row to break the Aghinagh challenge. A late goal for each side, Kilmurry’s from the penalty spot followed by an injury time goal from William Coakley, had little bearing on the outcome.
Aghinagh started well and had three points on the board, from Shane Corkery, Mikey O’Brien and Donal Corkery, before Joe Ryan pointed a free for Kilmurry in the 9th minute. Donal Corkery pointed again two minutes laterbut then all the early Aghinagh supremacy was undone when Joe Ryan floated over a cross which broke to the lurking Jonathan Buckley who finished smartly to the net bring Kilmurry level, 1-1 to 0-4 in the 14th minute. Joe Ryan and Eoghan Clifford had added a point apiece before Shane Corkery had his second point for Aghinagh who then missed some good chances before a Mikey O’Brien pointed free levelled matters in the 23rd minute at 0-6 to 1-3. Minutes from the break Aghinagh missed a golden goal opportunity when a pin point pass from Declan Ambrose put Mikey O’Brien in the clear but the latter’s shot went narrowly wide. Kilmurry led at the break by a point after David O’Leary found Seán Curzon unattended and the wing back popped the ball over the Aghinagh bar.
Within seconds of the restart the teams were level, William Coakley set up by Ambrose for a point. Joe Ryan put Kilmurry back in front in the 33rd minute and two points followed in quick succession, one each from Ryan and Wiliam Buckley, to highlight the major difference between the teams, Aghinagh struggling for scores, Kilmurry’s Joe Ryan doing well with more limited possession. Aghinagh continued to force the pace and were rewarded with points from O’Brien and Donal Corkery but they could not draw level and Dave O’Halloran had a vital point for Kilmurry in the 45th minute to earn his side some breathing space. Joe Ryan took a super point in the 50th minute and when James Kelleher kicked ‘the insurance point’ a minute later it was clear that Kilmurry, now four points to the good, would prevail. In the final minutes Joe Ryan belted home a penalty kick for the winners, William Coakley had the Aghinagh goal at the other end just before the final whistle.
Scorers: Kilmurry: J Ryan 1-5 (1-0 pen., 0-1f), J Buckley 1-0, E Clifford, S Curzon, W Buckley(f), D O’Halloran, J Kelleher 0-1 each. Aghinagh: W Coakley 1-1, D Corkery 0-3 (0-1f), M O’Brien 0-3 (frees), S Corkery 0-2.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Daniel Cahalane, Kevin Barrett, Eoin Barrett: Seán Curzon, David O’Leary, Liam Wall: Greg Barrett, James Kelleher: David O’Halloran, Joe Ryan, Jonathan Buckley: Eoghan Clifford, David McCarthy, William Buckley. Sub: Seán Warren (blood).
Aghinagh: William Ambrose: John Lynch, Dermot O’Callaghan, Jeremiah Kelleher: Donagh O’Riordan, Seán Kelleher, Paudie O’Sullivan: Seán Horgan, Shane Corkery: Jeremiah Corkery, Micheál Corkery, Michael O’Brien: Declan Ambrose, Donal Corkery, William Coakley. Subs: Mathew McCarthy for S Horgan 36, Michael Horgan for J Corkery 47, Ted O’Leary for S Corkery 55. Referee: John Ryan, Macroom.
Canovee 0 – 16 Clondrohid 1 – 7
The third quarter final in the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship was played at a sunny Macroom and after a promising opening twenty minute performance, which yielded them a four point lead, 1-5 to 0-4, Clondrohid fell away alarmingly and were not to score again for almost half an hour and only added two point in all, both from frees, to their early tally. Canovee, who looked to be in trouble in those early stages got their act together in the run up to half time and had drawn level by the interval. They had added a further five points without reply in the third quarter and were never in danger of losing this game as the Clondrohid challenge died out in disappointing fashion.
The teams were level three times in the opening ten minutes, David Lynch and Mathew McDonagh exchanging scores with James Moynihan, Mark Healy and Con Dunne for Canovee. A foul on Shane Dineen in the 13th minute resulted in a black card for Brian Ahern and a penalty for Clondrohid and from the spot Mathew McDonagh blasted the ball to the net. Paddy Lynch added a point immediately and so after the opening quarter Clondrohid led by 1-4 to 0-3 and were forcing the pace at this stage. Con Dunne had a much needed point for Canovee in the 20th minute which was answered by a Darren Dineen point for Clondrohid from a ‘45’ two minutes later and Clondrohid looked to be going well. Alas for them, they were not to score again until eleven minutes from the end. Canovee’s Brian O’Donoghue and Aidan Murphy began to get on top at midfield and the Canovee attack, with James Moynihan and Denis O’Sullivan working tirelessly on the wings and with an improved supply, began to put the Clondrohid defence under pressure. Three points from James Moynihan and one from Conor Hughes had them level by half time and in the third quarter they tacked on five more, three of these from Mark Healy and leading by 0-13 to 1-5 at the three quarter stage, they were clearly on this way to victory.
Clondrohid had a point from a Darren Dineen free in the 49th minute but Canovee replied with points from Hughes and Js Moynihan and there was a late exchange of points from frees as the contest petered out.
Scorers: Canovee: Js Moynihan 0-6 (0-3f), M Healy 0-4 (0-2f), C Hughes 0-4 (0-1f), C Dunne 0-2. Clondrohid: M McDonagh 1-3 (1-0 pen., 0-2f), D Dineen 0-2 (frees), P Lynch and D Lynch 0-1 each.
Canovee: Cormac O’Driscoll: Liam Kelleher, James McCarthy, Brian Ahern: John O’Brien, Michael Dunne, Denis Murphy: Aidan Murphy, Brian O’Donoghue: Denis O’Sulllivan, Mark Healy, James Moynihan: Seán O’Connor, Conor Hughes, Con Dunne. Subs: Mark Walsh for B Ahern (black card) 13, Michael Deasy for M Healy 54.
Clondrohid: John Corkery: Jeremy O’Sullivan, Trevor O’Brien, Conor O’Leary: Seán O’Callaghan, Brian Corcoran, Daniel O’Mahony: Mathew McDonagh, Shane Dineen: Mark Creed, Danny O’Riordan, David Lynch: Shane Creed, Paddy Lynch, Darren Dineen. Subs: Cian Creedon for D O’Riordan 28, Conor Flanagan for C O’Leary h/t. Referee: Mr Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.
Iveleary 1 – 10 Donoughmore 1 – 9
Donoughmore showed that their surprise win over Kilmichael in the 3rd round was no fluke when they gave Iveleary a severe test in the quarter final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship at a cold and damp Carrigadrohid. Iveleary were mightily relieved to survive a last quarter onslaught from Donoughmore and indeed in injury time, Iveleary goalkeeper Joe Creedon saved the day for his side when he held a ball over the crossbar after it looked as if St John’s Forde’s shot was going to force a replay.
Donoughmore had a perfect start when Leon Cogan had a goal from close range in the 3rd minute and Tadgh Collins had added a point before Chris Óg Jones opened the Iveleary account with a point. Kevin Kearney replied for Donoughmore and Iveleary shot several wides before Barry O’Leary was fouled as he bore down on goal and Brian Cronin pointed the resultant free in the 14th minute. Three minutes later the teams were level when Seán O’Leary and Finbarr McSweeney combined to give Brian Cronin a goal scoring opportunity and from a difficult angle the latter sent a superb shot to the net. Points were twice exchanged, Leon Cogan and Tadgh Collins for Donoughmore, Finbarr McSweeney and Cathal Vaughan for Iveleary, before Iveleary went three points clear with scores from Cronin, Jones and a wonderful effort from Barry Murphy but Shane Sexton fisted over a late reply for Donoughmore to leave only two points between the teams at the break, 1-7 to 1-5.
Exchanges were even on the restart but Kevin Kearney then pointed to reduce the Iveleary lead to the minimum in the 37th minute. Barry O’Leary and Cronin had Iveleary points to open up a three point gap but Donoughmore were game for the battle and two points from Kearney free were followed by a Tadgh Collins point in the 45th minute to level the scores, 1-9 apiece.
There was only one point scored in the final quarter, Seán O’Leary setting up the chance for Chris Óg Jones in the 49th minute and with cards of all colours being flashed amidst the feverish activity, Donoughmore had their chances to save the day but the equaliser eluded them and Iveleary were fortunate to emerge winners. Their tally of ten wides will be a worry for them as they prepare for Canovee in the semi final, as will the current form of some of their more prominent players, particularly in attack.
Scorers: B Cronin 1-3 (0-3f), C Óg Jones 0-3, B O’Leary 0-2, C Vaughan and B Murphy 0-1 each. Donoughmore: L Cogan 1-1, K Kearney 0-4 (0-3f), T Collins 0-3, S Sexton 0-1.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Donal Cotter, Barry Murphy, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr.: Seán Lehane, Cal McCarthy, Kevin Manning: Seán O’Leary, Ciarán O’Riordan: Ciarán Galvin, Cathal Vaughan, Finbarr McSweeney: Chris Óg Jones, Barry O’Leary, Brian Cronin. Subs: Patrick O’Riordan for C McCarthy 27, Shane Galvin for B O’Leary bc 50.
Donoughmore: Kevin O’Riordan: Paul Crowley, Aidan Corkery, Adrian Looney: Stephen O’Connor, Jamie Twomey, Daniel Forde; Conor Kennedy, Shane Healy: Darragh O’Shea, Tadgh Collins, Leon Cogan: Darren Lucey, Gearóid O’Rourke, Kevin Kearney. Subs: Shane Sexton for C Kennedy 19, St John Forde for D O’Shea ht, John Chambers for S O’Connor 32, Martin O’Sullivan for D Forde 40, Aidan O’Shea for T Collins 47. Referee: John Ryan, Macroom.

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior B Football Championship

Round 1
A Gleann na Laoi 0-5 Cill na Martra 7-15
B Naomh Abán 3-7 Iveleary 3-9
C Inniscarra 0-10 Canovee 2-7
D Grenagh v Kilmurry
E Ballincollig 2-10 Donoughmore 0-12
F Ballinora 2-7 Aghabullogue 0-11
G Macroom 1-14 Kilmichael 3-5
H Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh a bye
Round 2: Cill na Martra v Iveleary. Canovee v D. Ballincollig v Ballinora. Macroom v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh or Gleann

MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

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, as they are capable of doing! Blarney can again make the final (third year in a row) if they can come through on what is deemed to be the weaker side of the draw but Kilmichael will also harbour such ambitions!.
Quarter finals: A Cloughduv B Donoughmore v Ballinora at Ballincollig, Sunday August 6th at 6.30pm C Ballincollig v Iveleary at Cloughduv, August 15th at 7pm D Blarney v Kilmichael at Coachford, Friday August 4th at 7pm.
Semi Finals: Cloughduv v B, C v D.

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round 1. A Laochra Óg 4-6 Inniscarra 4-15. B Ballinora 4-15 Grenagh 1-6
Round 2 Inniscarra v Ballinora. Aghabullogue v Cloughduv. Donoughmore v Blarney. Ballincollig v Éire Óg.

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.

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Eileen O'Flynn presenting the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for June to Peter Kelleher, Kilmichael. Also included, his parents Breeda and Peadar, sisters, Roisin and Brigin and brother Kevin. ©Mike English

Auld Triangle Muskerry GAA Sports Star of the Month Award

The Auld Triangle/Muskerry GAA Sports Star of the Month Award for June was awarded to Peter Kelleher of Kilmichael who turned in a massive performance with Muskerry footballers in their county senior championship victory over Clonakilty. In the same week, Peter had starred with Kilmichael hurlers who defeated Donoughmore in the MJK Oils Mid Cork junior hurling championship.
Peter was presented with his award at a pleasant function in the Auld Triangle Restaurant, Macroom attended by family, friends and club mates from Kilmichael as well as Mid Cork board officers headed by Cathaoirleach Pat Malone and host Eileen O’Flynn, Auld Triangle Restaurant, sponsors of the awards scheme. Eileen O’Flynn welcomed Peter and his family and friends to the ceremony and wished Peter well in his career in the years ahead. Awards committee chairman, William Buckley, congratulated Peter on his selection as monthly winner and praised his contribution to Muskerry in the championship. William also congratulated Peter on his recent graduation as a member of An Garda Síochána and wished him well in his career in the force.
Muskerry board Cathaoirleach, Pat Malone added his congratulations and thanked the Kilmichael club for its constant support for the divisional board and Kilmichael GAA chairman, Micheál Masters expressed his appreciation of Peter’s willingness to always help in every way he could to the well being of his club.
In accepting the monthly award from Eileen O’Flynn and Board Treasurer Dave Lee, Peter said that he did so on behalf of all in Kilmichael. He said that he looked forward to playing with Muskerry footballers and Kilmichael and Muskerry hurlers in the weeks ahead. On a personal note Peter said that it was hard to train all Winter and Spring with Cork, miss out on club training and matches and then see his club footballers knocked out of championship on a Monday evening.

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Grace Lynch and Eve Murphy representing St Val’s at Lidl Future Football Stars Workshop at Mallow GAA Complex. ©


Cork and Kilkenny are through to the semi-finals of the 2017 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. Following the latest results, the quarter-finals, which will be played on August 5, will see Galway play Tipperary while Wexford will take on Dublin.
Tipperary were surprise qualifiers from Group 2 with no points from their three previous games. But they defeated Offaly 3-13 to 2-13 and, in the process, leapfrogged over the Faithful women by virtue of a one-point better score difference. In the other game in that group, Wexford made sure of second place, defeating Limerick 1-13 to 0-11. In Group 1, Galway held off a stern challenge from Clare to win by 2-11 to 0-11 and Dublin were never in contention against Kilkenny, failing by 3-14 to 0-8.

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Over 250 children from Éire Óg make their mark for Cúl Camp 2017 ©Paddy Corkery

Laochra Óg

U16 Hurling team hosted Killavullen in the grounds of Coláiste Ghobnatan in Ballyvourney. They were very much under strength, with five players missing. Our young U14 hurlers took up the challenge and managed to field a team. Killavullen were very strong from the off and lead throughout the game. Our lads battled hard with them but their socres were hard fought and few. It was a much improved second half by Laochra Óg, with the players putting the opposition under pressure and creating chances also. Overall we were beaten by a good team and hopefully the tough game will stand to our lads in good stead.
Our U10 boys played Tracton in a League game and gave away an early lead against a very strong skilful Tracton side but fought their way back into the game in the second half, showing great determination.
U13 Camogie team played Rockbán and gave girls experience of playing in different positions. Great goals from Mary Ellen Kelleher and Emily Murphy with a well taken point from Ava O’Connell. Maria Moynihan, Ciara Bradley, Lucy O’Connor, Hazel Healy, Aisling O’Leary put in great defensive displays and Aoife Lucy’s puck outs from goals were superb. Caoimhe Murphy, Lauren O’Brien, Lily Murphy put in super solo runs while Brenna Hickey and Helena Healy came desperately close to scoring.
Camp for Champs Friday 4th of August is Registration deadline for Camp for Champs, Ballyvourney. Contact 087 9437272 with name and age D.O.B. of child. Camp open for boys and girls for registered and non registered Laochra Óg members. Ages u6 to u14. Equipment loaned out to new beginners.
Gurrane Celtic Reunion. Laochra Óg would like to thank Gurrane Celtic for their support following their reunion night in The Mills Inn.
50/50 Club Development Draw winner was Neilus and Caoimhe Murphy who won €431 and the sellers prize of €25 goes to Marguerite Murphy. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw. The next draw takes place on Sunday 13th August.

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Group attending Cúl Camp 2017 in Macroom ©Con Kelleher.

Macroom Juvenile G.A.A.

A very successful Cúl Camp, 17 to 21 July, saw 124 children - 100 boys and 24 girls participating. Visitors included Noel Crowley, County co-ordinator, the legendary Éamonn Ryan, Seán Powter - arguably Cork's best current senior footballer and the record All-Ireland senior medal winner, Briege Corkery. The children were very well behaved and made the job of organizers and coaches a pleasure.
U-16s, P2: beat Clondrohid in a practice game 2-13 to 0-10. They have one outstanding league match and have a chance of making the play-offs. U-11s played Canovee in a challenge game and won 3-12 to 1-6. U-10s played Naomh Abán, Ballyvourney in 2 matches and Ballinora in a challenge match and won all games. The U-9s also played Ballinora and performed very well. Stage 2 of their league will commence in August. U-8s continue to train and are fixed to play a blitz on the 12th of August.
Plans: New juvenile goalposts are to be purchased. Danny O’Keeffe will write a review of this year’s Cúl Camp. James McCarthy, GDA, will visit on 8th of Aug. to conduct a coaching master-class with the U-10s and U-16s. John Ryan, coaching officer, is to arrange goalkeeper coaching in August. Fund-raising activities are planned for later in the year.

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Noel Murphy, Masseytown, Macroom, who won his 11th boxing match in a row in New York. ©Lee Valley outlook

11/11 for Noel in New York

Unbeaten Cork welterweight Noel Murphy, Macroom, defeated Julio Cesar Sanchez in his 11th pro fight at the Barclays Centre in New York on Saturday, July 29. New York-based Sanchez had racked up eleven wins previously but had never fought outside of his native country, the Dominican Republic, while Macroom southpaw Murphy, who also fights out of New York, had ten previous wins, three of them in 2017. Their fight featured on the Adrien Broner versus Mikey Garcia undercard in Brooklyn, a promotion which also featured a win for Olympic champion, Katie Taylor, on her US debut.
Murphy’s manager Kevin Crowley, considered Sanchez serious opposition, with both contenders undefeated to that point. Tom Power, coach at the Fr Horgan’s BC on Leeside, was flown in for the fight and Team Murphy were delighted to have him in their corner. Sanchez proved a worthy opponent but Noel’s win was never in serious doubt and he enjoyed an unanimous points win in the 8-round bout.

Macroom FC

by Darragh Deasy.
Underage Registration Night will take place at the Sports Complex ( Macroom Community Leisure Centre) on Friday Aug 11th from 7pm-9pm. Registration is open to Schoolboys U7 (born 2011), U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16. Schoolgirls’ registration will be accepted for U10, U12 and U14. Membership for the 2017-18 season is €50 per child, with subsequent children from the same family costing €25. Family memberships are also available at €100. Macroom FC is always looking for volunteers to join the club. Anyone interested in getting involved is encouraged to speak to coaches or committee members who will be available at this event.
Family Fun Day Murrayfield, the home ground of Macroom FC, will host a family day on Sunday, August 20th from 2pm-5pm. There are loads of activities being planned including face painting, welly throwing, bouncing castles, penalty shoot-out, mini world cup and other novelty events. Onsite catering will be available along with complimentary teas and coffees. Please come along and enjoy the afternoon with your local soccer club.

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Prizewinners on Lady Captain’s day at Macroom Golf Club. ©Lee Valley outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Results: Week 1. 18-July- Seniors Scramble-H/Cap—Score -First-Steve Wills-17--43.5 --Pat Twomey-20--Ray Murphy-28
20-July Halpenny Golf Open Singles -First-Michael Neary(Old Conna)-11--41pts -Second-James Neville-12--40pts 23-July Club Singles First-Denis Buckley-19--44pts -Second-Adrian Murphy-16--43pts -Third-Daniel O'Sullivan-8--43pts -Best gross-Kevin Sheehan-2--38pts -Best Senior-Alan Townend-20--42pts

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Pat Carmody (23), winner of President Donal Ahern’s prize at Macroom Golf Club, receives his prize from Máirín Ahern ©Lee Valley outlook