Lee Valley Outlook Aug 17 2017 v14e17

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Crookstown Vintage Day 2017 ©Lee Valley outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Organ Recital in St. Colman’s Church, Macroom , Fri. Aug. 18 at 7.30p.m.
Kilmurry Historical parish tour, Sat 19th Aug from museum at 11am. Bus sold out.
Donoughmore Waxathon on Sat Aug 19th at 9pm in Pat Barry's Bar.
Ballinagree Vintage Day Sun. Aug. 20.
Dripsey Hills Challenge/ Fun Day on Sun. August 20 from 1p.m.
Lissarda ambush commemoration Sun Aug 20th at 7.30pm.
Aifreann ag Tobar Laichtín, Ré na nDoirí ar an Domhnach, 20 Lúnasa, 3p.m.
Macroom FC Family Fun Day at Murrayfield, Sun Aug 20th, 2pm-5pm.
Back to School Bingo Night, Wed 23rd Aug in Clondrohid Hall at 8.30pm.
Carriganima fun run/ walk Sept 9
Bingo for Macroom Hospital in TP. Cotters on Fri Sept. 15th
Kilmurry Museum opening hours every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm.
Senior Citizen Fundraisers Aug. 4 – 23
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 Aug., 9a.m to 4p.m.
Kilmurry. Hidden Gems Mystery Bus Tour. Bus sold out. 19 Aug. 11a.m to 1p.m.
Inchigeela. Taste Our Stored Sunshine 19 Aug. 7 – 8p.m. at Store of Memories.
Ballyvourney For Those Who Need Nature 20 Aug. 1 – 4p.m.
Carrigadrohid A Riverside Tour 23 Aug. from 6:30p.m
Coppeen. Our Environment and Placenames presentation. 23 Aug. 7 – 10p.m.
Ballingeary A Historical Tour of Ballingeary and Gougane Barra. 27 Aug. 3 – 5p.m.
Coachford. Woodland Walks at Mullinhassig. Sun. 27 Aug. 2 – 4p.m.

LVEB Events
Grease. Auditions for youths aged 12+ at the Riverside Park Hotel Sun. Aug. 20 at 5pm
"Sir Henry" Auditions at the Riverside Park Hotel Sun. Aug. 27 at 5pm
Mary Coughlan – Fri. Sept. 8th at 8p.m.
John McNicholl – Fri. Sept. 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 Fri. Nov. 3rd at 8.30p.m.
"Walking back to Happiness" Sat. Nov. 11th at 8.30p.m.
Celebrating Christie Hennessy Sat. Nov. 18th at 8 p.m. .
Ruaile Buaile Sat. Dec. 2nd at 10p.m.
Macroom Food Festival Sept. 21 – 24
Thurs. 21 Vintage Tea Dance in Castle Hotel.
Fri. 22. An Artisan Affair at the Riverside Park Hotel.
Sat. 23. Kids’ Zone Marquee, Taste Trail, International Food Flavours, Outdoor Céilí.
Sun. 24. Food Market. Circus Outside the Box. Schools Cook Off. Finale Party at Castle Hotel.
Macroom Library
Storytime. Sat. Aug. 19 and 26 at 12 noon.
Heritage week talks Sat 19th at 2pm. and Tues. 22 at 12 noon.
Macroom bypass archaeologist, Sat 26th at 11.am
Purlies Spectacular Window Exhibition.
Art Exhibition by Mícheál Ó 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

Macroom Food Festival 2017

Macroom Food Festival 2017 has launched its much anticipated line-up and it doesn’t disappoint! The 2017 festival will span four days (Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th September). Food, drink and entertainment events will take place at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the Main Square, The Castle Hotel, various pubs, cafés, restaurants and The Riverside Park Hotel. Food will be central, of course, along with music and fun for all the family: a vintage tea dance, a tasting menu extravaganza, kids’ zone, Macroom taste trail, international food flavours event, schools cook-off competition, interactive children’s entertainment and live music. It will also feature new additions such as an expanded Kids’ Zone on Saturday morning, Macroom’s biggest outdoor céilí on Saturday evening and an even bigger outdoor market on the Sunday, featuring an interesting and educational line-up of demonstrations and discussions. Old favourites such as An Artisan Affair, the Taste Trail, International Food Flavours and live music from the Army Band of the Southern Command are still in the mix too which means another cracking weekend full of fun for all the family is in store.
The weekend will kick off with the Vintage Tea Dance on Thursday evening at The Castle Hotel – a wonderful waltz back in time, with prizes for best dressed lady and gentleman, so grab your vintage gear and come dance with us! Friday will see the return of the ever favourite An Artisan Affair at The Riverside Park Hotel, which will showcase the vast array of Macroom’s local produce, prepared by Macroom’s local chefs, working together to produce a superb tasting menu with a large helping of live music and entertainment. Tickets go on sale for this event on Saturday 26th August at 10.00am from The Castle Hotel, Main Street, Macroom.
Saturday morning there will be fun for kids big and small at the Kids Zone Marquee on the Main Square. Bring your bear to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, get creative with Hooparella Crafts, take home your very own balloon character or have your face painted. Who cares if it’s raining? We’ll be there with bells on! Orienteering for hungry foodies will take place over the course of the afternoon with the Macroom Taste Trail – nibble your way from pub to shop to cafe and restaurant around Macroom, following the taste trail map and sampling the best the area has to offer in really relaxed and varied surroundings. Tickets are €3 per tasting and are available from all participating venues and the festival HQ (look out for our coloured balloons). From 5.00pm, the Main Square will come alive with the International Food Flavours Marquee – come along and taste your way around the world: tickets are €3 or one taste trail ticket for three countries. Saturday evening aims to set the record for Macroom’s biggest outdoor céilí – brush up on your Aon, Dó, Trí and join in the craic with a fantastic live céilí band and plenty of sustenance from a mini gourmet market.
Sunday will see the square transformed once more into a massive outdoor food market, complete with off-the-wall children’s entertainment from Circus Outside the Box, live music from the army band of the Southern Command, Macroom Youthreach and lots more. Demonstrations and discussions will take place at the Castle Hotel. Students will get competitive at the Annual Schools Cook-Off and as always, there will be plenty to eat and drink all round – from local organic meats to barista style coffee and sticky buns to seasonal produce and everything in between, from Macroom, Cork, Munster and beyond. The festival will close with a massive festival finale party at the Castle Hotel from 7.00pm where the much sought after festival awards will be announced.
Macroom Food Festival has drawn crowds of 10 000 and more over the past number of years and the 2017 organising team aims to make this one even bigger, better and more delicious than ever! See www.macroomfoodfestival.com or contact Catherine Costello or Jo Lovell on 026 20544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Musical Historical Intrigue in Macroom

Macroom and the Lee Valley will embark on another musical odyssey from August 27, when auditions will be held for ‘Sir Henry’ at the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom at 5p.m. ‘Sir Henry’ is the story of a Regency buck, Sir Henry Browne Hayes (1762 – 1832). An inveterate gambler and womaniser, he lived at Vernon Mount, near Douglas in Cork city and created uproar and scandal, while, at the same time, being made Sheriff of Cork City and being awarded a knighthood.
Talented Cork composers, Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly, have put the story of the outrageous libertine to music and Cathal Mac Cabe, former head of music at RTE, has applied classical arrangements to the score. He will also direct the production, while Ann Dunne will act as Musical Director when ‘Sir Henry’ is staged at the Riverside Park Hotel in late October – early November.

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The roof of St. Colman’s Church, Macroom, which is undergoing repair. ©Con Kelleher

St. Colman’s Repairs

Work has commenced on repairing the roof of the parish church in Macroom. The contractor’s fenced off compound is on the northern side of the church. This means that all facilities in that part of the grounds are temporarily closed – the Adoration Chapel, the toilets, the side door and access to the sacristy. A temporary toilet is provided in the church yard. Perpetual Adoration will continue in the Convent Chapel, with access through the Convent gateway. Parking in the church grounds will be very limited for the duration of the works.

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Some of the artists who are displaying their work in Macroom Town Hall Gallery during August ©

Macroom Library

Our first event for Heritage week is on Saturday 19th at 2pm. We are one of the few libraries lucky enough to have Ruth McAvinia, head of the Humanities Department of the Space Studies Programme 2017, to give an illustrated presentation explaining what they do and Ireland’s place in the space race. Any adult or teen with an interest in space should enjoy this. Secondly we have Ted Cook on Tuesday 22nd August at midday celebrating the 30th anniversary of the declaration of the Gearagh as an area of special protection. All ages event. All welcome.
On Saturday 26th at 11.am we have a presentation by Deirdre McCarthy, National Roads Authority Archaelogist, who will discuss the finds on the route of the Macroom bypass. The project goes through an area rich in history, so while it is early days in the activity yet, I’m sure Deirdre will be able to answer questions on what the procedure will be when new finds are made. The long term effects of this road on our lives will be immense and it is in everyone’s interest to inform themselves as well as possible. Mícheal Ó Muirthile’s prints ‘Around Macroom and the Lee Valley’ are on exhibition until the end of August. One window of the display for Heritage Week by the Purlies depicts an orchestra whose members are all vegetables and it is amazing! There is photo of it elsewhere in this issue. The second window is a classic country scene, echoing the theme of heritage week which is ‘It’s in Your Nature’.
On Friday 25th at 12 noon Christine and Gillian will host a space themed Storytime, followed by a short craft session with accompanying sing song. This would suit boys and girls 3 - 6 years. I promise it will be fun. It’s possible to just drop in on the day but ideally, we would like to have some idea of numbers in advance so if possible, ring 026 42483 and let us know you are coming.
Summer Stars Reading continues but is drawing to a close. Don’t forget to bring your card to be stamped. We have finally gotten back some book reviews for the display! Many thanks to John and Katie Murray and Liadan O’Regan! Details in the next issue of our cert award day.

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Red Hot Chilli Pepper Orchestra, work of Mary Murphy, Macroom Purlies, at Macroom Library ©Lee Valley outlook

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, 12 years or more, 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’ 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 on August 27th at 5:00pm in Riverside Park Hotel Macroom. All are welcome to attend, please spread the word. Based on true events, this show tells the farcical story of the misadventures of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious play boy who sought to gain the hand of the young heiress, Mary Pike, as a sure cure for his financial woes. The court case caused scandal throughout the British Empire in the final years of the 18th century.
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.

Grease Lightning

Due to over whelming demand for the return of Youth Theatre in Macroom, Lee Valley Enterprise Board is delighted to invite all youths from the Lee Valley region to participate in our specially created song and dance production of Grease Lightning, directed by Margo Carlisle of Carlisle Stage School, Cork, with musical director, Macroom's own Ann Buckley. This will be an amazing opportunity for young people to develop their artistic skills as they enjoy vocal training, acting, choreography as well as socialise and work as a team on and off the stage. Auditions for youths aged 12+ will take place on Sunday 20th August at 5:00pm at Riverside Park Hotel. You will be required to sing any song of your own choice from a musical and may be required to read lines for character parts. All queries to Ann Dunne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.es will take place on October 6th, 7th & 8th

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Blanca de Juan with 4th class at St. Joseph’s, Macroom©

From Toledo to Macroom

Part 2

The De Juan family had no car in Macroom – no problem for their daily routine as they were centrally located. They walked extensively - up Sleaveen Hill, down to the Gearagh and back by the Turret Road; circling Macroom to the north, via Masseytown and following Coolehane Road to Bealick Mill and back home on the Cork Road, past the welcoming bull. They used the Tom Creedom Park walkway to get to the Adult Learning Centre near the Grotto, greeting pedestrians and drivers along the route. People were very patient and understanding with their early language difficulties. The Adult Learning Centre offered a range of most useful classes in language, computers etc and the staff, Sheila Scully, John Murphy, Eilish, Siobhan, Veronica, made the integration of immigrants in the community easier. ‘School’ outings included attending "Murder in Shandy Hall", a trip to Bantry and Whiddy Island and a most enjoyable visit to Cork City Museum and the old Jail. Elena and Carlos enjoyed traditional music and dance sessions in local pubs and were particularly fascinated by set dancing.
Can you live a whole year without a car? Yes, with exceptions! They used the 40 and 233 buses to get to Cork when necessary, except when the bus strike created problems. The 233 gave them a ‘bus eye’ view of rural Muskerry and its small villages. They hired a car on occasion and driving on the ‘wrong side of the road’ proved challenging but manageable. .They visited magical secret sites near Macroom: the Gearagh with its fabulous alluvial forest; Gougane Barra and St. Finbarr's Oratory; Kilcrea Abbey and Castle; Clondrohid, Kilnamartyra and the Toy Soldier Factory; Inchigeela, and Lough Allua; Gaeltacht Mhúscraí where the Irish language is the vernacular. .They visited tourist attractions like Killarney, Tipperary with the fascinating castles of Cahir and Cashel, the beaches of colourful Clonakilty and Kinsale with its Spanish Fort, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney, But one of their favourite places was Carrigaphooca, an enchanted area on a fairy fort, with an old McCarthy Castle. Caroline, the owner, proved to be coach to Blanca's Camogie team – more magic! Carrigagulla Stone Circle, Ballinagree, more than 4,000 years old, was another magic, secret place.
As EU citizens, the De Juans were covered by the European Health Insurance Card for the first three months and then by private insurance but, fortunately, had no health problems during their stay. They are Catholics and the whole family attended Sunday Mass in Macroom. The children had begun preparation for Confirmation at home and Fr. O’Mahony kindly continued the Catechesis for one hour weekly.

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Carlos De Juan with Transition Year students at McEgan College ©

The children adapted very well to life in Ireland. Teenagers, Carlos and Rodrigo, became even closer friends as students at McEgan College, providing moral support for each other during the first challenging days. Carlos was in Transition Year and participated in a host of interesting activities. Work Experience (unknown in Spanish schools) was a great success. He found work with a vet and attended a calving and also enjoyed work at Twomey Butchers. Rodrigo found the Home Work classes helped improve his English fluency. Blanca, 10, settled in at St. Joseph’s immediately, even though there was no other Spanish-speaking person in the school. The kindness of her classmates and the support of her teachers facilitated her rapid adaptation and, in no time, she was inviting classmates home. She participated in all school activities and joined the school choir and performed in concerts and at the First Communion Mass.
The children all love sport and the real green grass of the G.A.A. pitch fascinated them. They all opted to play Gaelic games. The boys signed up for the Gaelic Football team and Blanca chose Camogie, a game unknown to the family till then. Sport training was done at Tom Creedon Park with Liam, the Laochra Óg coach and his assistants. When the boys got holidays at the end of May, they played soccer in the Town Park every day.
The De Juan family spent 10 months, 10 days and 10 hours in Macroom – a lifetime of experiences, friendships and memories. Hasta la vista.
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Rodrigo De Juan with 2nd year students at McEgan College ©


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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.

Organ Recital in St. Colman’s Church, Macroom on Friday, August 18 at 7.30p.m. The organist is Lieut. Brian McCarthy, U.S. Army. He will perform works by Bach, Stanford and Elgar. Entry free.

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Eileen Hackett, Nessa Lucey, Denis Lucey, Vera O’Halloran, Katie Dinneen and Brigid Walsh at Macroom Senior Citizen fundraising coffee morning. ©Lee Valley outlook

Senior Citizen Fundraiser. Bring and Buy and BBQ at Fr. Ryan Hall 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.
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. Tour includes refreshments and free entry to museum afterwards. Please note that the bus is sold out.
Donoughmore Waxathon on Saturday, August 19th at 9pm in Pat Barry's Bar, Donoughmore Cross. Funds raised will go to the Mercy Hospital Cancer CARE Centre. More than ten brave men have volunteered to get waxed at Pat Barry's! You won't want to miss it. There will be live music, food and a raffle with amazing prizes. Please encourage friends and family to come on the night as the Mercy could use as much support as possible.
Lissarda ambush commemoration on Sunday August 20th at 7.30pm. Oration by John Roche.
Back to School Bingo Night, Wednesday 23rd August in Clondrohid Community Hall at 8.30pm. Raffle - Lots of prizes. A great night’s entertainment for all.
Bingo for Macroom Hospital in TP. Cotters, Macroom, on Friday night the 15th of September. Great night assured. Play Bingo with cash prizes, raffle with fantastic prizes, finger food and entertainment provided on the night. Come along and support our local hospital. It’s a great cause.
Town Hall Art. Three art groups from the Macroom area are displaying their drawings and paintings in the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom during the month of August. The artists meet on Monday Wednesday and Friday of each week to share creativity and companionship, as well as forging friendships. This exhibition is testimony to the fact that art has a rightful place at the heart of the community, that it bonds people and enhances our own and others’ lives. Each painting reflects the many hours of hard work as well as the enjoyment, the craic, the encouragement, the care and inspiration that is shared during weekly sessions.

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.

Fleadh 2018. Aghinagh Comhaltas is delighted to welcome Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí back to Macroom on the 11th/12th/13th of May 2018.
Valley Wheelers Cill na Martra Charity Cycle group held their 10th fundraising event on June 10th The organisers wish to thank all who took part in the cycle and helped raise €11,247.42 for an Ultrasound Machine at Mercy Hospital ICU. The cheque was presented recently at a function at Ó Murchú’s, Cill na Martra.
Ionad Lae, Baile Mhúirne had a most enjoyable fundraiser on August 8. A wide selection of baking was available to buy as well as a beautiful collection of plants and flowers. The stall of home grown tomatoes, parsley, strawberry plants, beetroot, lettuce and onions however took pride of place, showing the hard work and green fingers of the clients of the Ionad Lae. The guests were entertained by local musicians and treated to refreshments. We would like to thank all who supported the Ionad through baking or buying. In particular, a big thank you to all the local businesses who gave donations and sponsored the raffle prizes. A fantastic evening for a fantastic cause.
Aghinagh G.A.A Lotto Results 23/07/2017. Jackpot €1,000. Numbers drawn 06, 18 and 41. No winner. €50 Oliver & Helen Spillane, Oughterra. €20 each: John & Erica Kelleher, Leades, Denis O'Leary, Dromduve, Gearoid & Eoghan O'Brien, Rylane, Matthew Coakley, 62 Barrett's Place.
Results 30/07/2017. Jackpot €1,150. Numbers drawn 34, 40 and 42. No winner. €50 Olan Noonan Aghabullogue. €20 each: Ethan Twomey, Lacknahaghny, Patrick Spillane, Rahalisk, Gerard O Brien, Anvil Bar, Gerald O Callaghan, Ballinagree.
06/08/2017. Jackpot €1,300. Numbers drawn 3, 17, 39. No winner. €50 William Coakley, Derryroe. €20 each: Roisin Twohig Mallow, Alison Lane Ballinagree. Jerry Murphy Knockrour, William Neville Droumree.
13/08/2017. Jackpot €1,450. Numbers drawn 4, 26, 35. No winner. €50 Finbarr O'Sullivan Rylane. €20 each: Katelyn O'Callaghan Ballinagree, Paul O'Sullivan Rusheen, Thade Delaney Coachford, Ellen Coakley Derryroe.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 01/08/2017. Jackpot €1.400. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 2-3-17. €70 Shelia Buttimer, Coolcower €20 each. Ali Ring Jnr, St Colman's Park, Con Cronin, Codrum. Theresa Buckley, Annville. Denis Ryan, Sullane Weirs. Donal Kenneally, Glen Park.
08/08/2017 Jackpot €1,600. No winner. Numbers drawn: 12-16-22.. €70 Breda Mc Carthy, Ballymakeera €20 each. Tim McCarthy, Carriganima, Kathleen Murphy, Ballyvourney, Shelia Buttimer, Coolcower, Paddy Finnegan, Aghavrin, Coachford, Derek Griffin, Heron's Wood, Carrigaline.
Macroom F.C. Lotto 08/08/17 Jackpot €6,800. Numbers drawn: 4, 6, 33. No Winner €80 Sonia Tobin c/o Lars €20 each Aiden O Brien c/o Darrin. Willie McSweeney c/o Murray's. Catherine O' Connor c/o Murray's. Conor Lucey c/o Lars
14/08/17 Jackpot €7,000. Numbers drawn: 8, 24, 27. No Winner €80 Jane Golden c/o Golden’s €20 each. John Duffy, Roscommon c/o Golden’s. Lilly Desmond c/o Murray's. Mary Cooney c/o Greyhound. Pat Barrett c/o Connie.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results. 8/8/2017. Jackpot: €2,000. Numbers Drawn: 15 – 18 – 28. No Winner. €40 Yvonne Hayes, €20 Sam Murphy, John T. Roche, Brendan Barry Murphy, Peggy Enneguess.
14/8/2017. Jackpot: €2,200. Numbers Drawn: 22 – 23 – 25. No Winner. €40 Sheila Barrett, €20 Aidan Buckley, Tom Looney, Danny Daly, Sophie Buckley.

Lee Valley Updates

Vintage Ballinagree

Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day 2017 will be held in the village on Sunday, August 20th. It will open with a Children’s Feis at 2p.m., followed by a Dog Show at 2.30, as well Vintage Fashion competitions for Best Dressed Lady and Gent and Boy and Girl under 12. The Vintage Display will celebrate 100 Years of Ford. All classic cars are welcome but there will be a special fáilte for Ford vehicles. Side shows will include Butter Making. Bastible Bread baking, Sheaf Throwing, Duck Penning, Pets Corner, Children’s Entertainment, Bouncing Castle, Face Painting. You may choose to visit the ICA stall, Lissarda Garden Centre, Arts and Crafts, Trade Stands, or enjoy some delicious refreshments, including the old reliable, bacon and cabbage. Draw for tickets in the raffle will be held in the field at 5p.m. Proceeds will go to Marymount and local charities. Contact: 086 0647381.

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A section of the huge audience at High Hopes concert at Griffin’s Enchanted Garden, Dripsey ©Lee Valley outlook

High Hopes for Inniscarra

‘Bíonn gach tosnú lag’. That sean-fhocal has proved very wide of the mark for Inniscarra Historical Society. Still less than a year old, the group has already organised lectures, demonstrations and outings; issues a monthly newsletter and its first journal, Changing Times, is due to be launched at Halloween. But the undoubted highlight of the year was the fundraiser, ‘A Summer Concert’, at the Enchanted Garden at Griffin’s Garden Centre, Dripsey on August 11. Beneficiaries were the Historical Society and Cork Penny Dinners. And even before the end of the concert came the announcement that €5,000 had been raised and would be split between the two deserving groups.
With a 7.30p.m. punctual start, audience members expected to be home again by 10p.m. Not so! The capacity crowd was treated to more than three hours of top class entertainment. The brilliant Cork High Hopes Choir topped the bill and presented four sessions that featured musical, thought-provoking numbers such as U2’s I still haven’t found what I’m looking For; Don’t worry: Be happy; Holy Mother; a Beatle Medley; Everything is Gonna Be Alright; It must be Love; Don’t Put the Blame on Me and Beautiful Day. Local choirs, St. Senan’s and Berrings Choir, had varied programmes, ranging from the religious to foot-tapping numbers such as Are Your Right there Michael?; There is an Isle; Amazing Grace; Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and When I’m 64.
Solo acts included a performance on the uilleann pipes by John Murphy; Country and Western hits with one-man-band, Seán White; but the undoubted highlight for many was the bass voice of Peter O’Riordan taking us by diverse roads to the Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond; Mississippi and Old Man River; the Sally Gardens and The White Horse Inn.
Margaret Griffin and her staff are to be commended for facilitating this wonderful evening of music and mindfulness. Inniscarra Historical Society looks to have established a very firm foundation and a bright future. Meetings are held at Griffin’s Garden Centre on the first Tuesday of every month. Intending members should apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Cork High Hopes choir perform at Griffin’s Enchanted Garden, Dripsey ©Lee Valley outlook

Dromleigh Retirement

Monday 26th June was a day of mixed emotions in Dromleigh N.S, Kilmichael with the retirement of Mary Leahy from the staff of the school. It was with great sadness we said goodbye to Mary but her sixteen years at the school were recalled with great joy and thanks. She will be sorely missed but it was a chance to highlight her unique contribution to the area. Her family, pupils, colleagues, former colleagues, past pupils, past parents and friends all gathered to show their appreciation and thanks for her unique dedication to her chosen career.

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Mary Leahy with all the children of Dromleigh N.S. as she retires from teaching ©An Scoil

Mary was Deputy Principal at Dromleigh and taught the Junior classes. The children and parents of the area will forever be grateful to her. She was a brilliant teacher who put her heart and soul into the job. Her kindness and thoughtfulness ensured that all children settled in quickly and looked forward to going to school each day. Her love of music permeated everything and she was the musical director for all special occasions. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Pat O’Donovan in the school Halla on Mary’s penultimate day. The pupils, with Ger Wolfe, provided music and singing. Staff and pupils contributed to the Mass with prayers of the faithful and readings. It had been an interesting few weeks for the children who had been practicing and preparing for the occasion without letting Mary know what was going on. This had included doing some artwork with SNA Mary which was then presented on the day. Frances O’Riordan, the chairperson of the Board of Management made a presentation on behalf of the BOM and Staff. She thanked Mary for her dedication to the school and her work as Treasurer of the BOM for many years. Presentations were also made on behalf of staff, past and present, parents and pupils of the school.
The day was also a special one for our wonderful Sixth Class pupils, Colm , Marissa and Eimear, who were presented with plaques by Mary to mark their graduation. They led the preparations for the big day and took the lead during the Mass. They will certainly be missed. Recently, the school was presented with its Third Green Flag for Water and Mary Leahy and her sons, Bill and Dara, had the honour of raising the flag, which was very appropriate as Mary was always active on the Green Schools Committee and contributed much to its promotion in the school. The wonderful occasion concluded with the cutting of a special cake and refreshments were served. A special thanks to the Parents Association and the parents for the beautiful sandwiches and cakes which they provided.

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Mary Leahy, with husband, Liam and sons, Bill and Dara, cut her retirement cake at Dromleigh N.S. June 2017. ©An Scoil

Dripsey Hills Challenge

Dripsey Tidy Towns and Dripsey Community Association are hosting a 6km Dripsey Hills Challenge/ Fun Run, followed by a Fun Day in aid of Dripsey Community Association and Dripsey Tidy Towns on Sunday, August 20. It will be a great day to spend with family, friends and neighbours while raising money for the community. The day kicks off with the 6km Dripsey Hills Challenge, registration starting at 12.00 and race commencing at 1.00pm sharp. Afterwards, there will be a BBQ provided by the Weigh Inn Bar, bouncing castle, face painting, games, races and lots more for both young and old. There will be open air music from 3pm with Pat Kelleher and to finish off the day, we have a trad session in the Bar afterwards from 7pm. All welcome.

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Participants in the 5 mile road race at Coachford Family Festival. © Declan O'Connell

Clondrohid Updates

Carriganima fun run/walk in aid of Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals is scheduled for Saturday, September 9. Music that night with Peter Lane, and of course a big raffle. Come out and support the organisers in this great annual event.
Back to school bingo night: Unfortunately the Summer holidays are slipping away, but to cheer you up and ease the pain, Clondrohid G.A.A are holding a big Bingo night on Wednesday, August 23 at 8.30pm in the Community Hall. Guaranteed jackpot of €250 has to be won. 24 cash prizes €30 to €250. Play all games for €12, and of course a raffle.
Active retired group (life is for living ). It is hoped to set up an Active Retired Group in Clondrohid in the very near future. A meeting will take place in the Community Hall in September, with representatives from I.R.D. Duhallow attending. This could be the beginnings of some great social occasions and trips away. More info to follow.

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Arriving in style for the official opening of Crookstown Vintage Day 2017 ©Lee Valley outlook

Inchigeela Updates

Heritage Week. As part of the celebration of heritage week, two events will be held in Inchigeela. A presentation will be held on Walton's Mills, Macroom, home of "Creedon’s Stored Sunshine" "stoneground wholemeal flour and oatmeal, on Saturday the 19th at 7 o'clock in the "Store of Memories" or fondly known as Timmy Johnny's Shop. Afterwards, Dorothy Uí Thurma will give a brown bread making demo. On Sunday20th there will be a lecture by Dr Bernadette McCarthy on the Crannog in Lough Allua at Creedon’s at 5.30 pm . Both events should be very interesting and deserve support.
World Competition. Heartiest congratulations go to Flor Cronin of Graigue, a member of Cullen Pipe Band, who on Saturday last got 5th place in the world Championships in Glasgow. They competed with 60 bands from Scotland, Ireland, America, Australia and New Zealand and were presented with a special silver shield. Flor drums with Ballingeary Pipe Band also.
Sport. Best of luck to our hurlers and footballers who play Ballincollig and Canovee shortly.
Hall Matters. The card games continue in the hall as usual and look out for the Bingo that should be starting soon as well.
44444444444444Pic. 49. The Lucey clan international gathering at the Auld Triangle, Macroom, August 2017. ©Lee Valley outlook

Macra Matters.

Congratulations to Donoughmore Macra member, Ciara Corkery, on her outstanding performance in the International Miss Macra competition held in Thurles over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Ciara did the club and Muskerry region proud and finished 3rd overall. Members travelled to Thurles to show their support and a great weekend was had by all.


Claire Dinneen Part 2

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Josephine, Lawrence and Claire Dinneen outside the bar (C Kelleher).

By Con Kelleher
The Dinneens had their share of misfortune along the way. In 1981 Josephine was involved in a very serious car accident, after which she was in a coma for several weeks. She made a wonderful recovery and is now married, with 3 children. Claire strongly believes that devotion to St. Abbey played a major part in Josephine’s recovery. To compound a bad year, there was a fire in the pub and they were rescued by their Main St. neighbour, John O’Farrell. Temporarily, the family moved to Chapel Hill, to Pat O’Sullivan’s house, and the bar and living quarters had to be totally refurbished. Martin Fitz-Gerald, the nuns, Monsignor O’Connell, Carmel Healy, neighbours and friends and the Vintners’ Federation were extremely supportive and helpful in many ways. Lawrence, working in Nutricia at the time, was instrumental in the restoration of the pub and home.
All of the Dinneen family have done well. Lawrence is married to Adrianna (née O’Donoghue), lives in Macroom and has 2 children. Their son Conor is a very accomplished actor and singer. Lawrence and his brother Dennis run the bar very successfully and Lawrence also has charge of Dennis senior’s photographic legacy, and has been involved in organizing the various exhibitions. He too is interested in photography. Dennis junior also lives in Macroom, is married to Margaret (neé Kirby) and they have 3 children. Gobnait and Valerie trained as nurses in England and Gobnait is married there and has 2 children. Valerie is married, has 1 child and is a midwife in Holles Street Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Josephine lives in Sleaveen and works part-time in the bar.

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Dennis Dinneen’s dark-room ©Lawrence Dinneen

The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College Dublin this April hosted an exhibition of Dennis’s photos. David J. Moore, the curator, had lived in Macroom as a child and had been friendly with Lawrence and indeed played pool in the pub. Many of the negatives had lain ‘dormant’ for many years until rescued by Seán Mac Suibhne. In 2011 Seán published ‘Muskerry Through the lens of Dennis Dinneen’ with the blessing of the family and it raised €33,500 for Macroom Senior Citizens. The Dinneen family will be forever grateful to Seán for saving the collection of more than 20,000 photos. The book awakened Moore’s interest and the exhibition followed. Moore compares Dennis’s work to that of Keïta, Disfarmer and Arbus. In 2015 UCC had an exhibition of many of Dennis’s works. Recently Mary Kennedy, the RTE personality, visited the pub. She interviewed and filmed Claire about her life with Dennis, his work and legacy. An item may be shown on Nationwide at some stage.
Through her association with the pub business, Claire has travelled widely with her good friend Rita Galvin, Kilmurry. She has been to the Holy Land, America – including Las Vegas, Lourdes, Medjugorje, Egypt and throughout Europe. She enjoys bingo and plays twice weekly. Religious all her life, she is a Minister of the Eucharist and her faith has been a great consolation and solace to her. Claire recalls all the wonderful customers and characters over the years and many are captured in Dennis’s photos. The walls of Dinneen’s pub hold a daily reminder of old friends and times past. She remembers Jim ‘Eggs’ Buckley quoting poetry, Steve O’Donoghue, Patsy Barry, Patie Mannion, John Cullinane, ‘Cocker’ Tobin’, Dan O’Sullivan aka ‘Lloyd George’, his brother ‘Buckeen’, Pat ‘The Barber’ O’Riordan, Paddy Buckley, Tadhgie O’Callaghan and many many more. Quite a few are still hale and hearty and enjoying the ’pint’. Claire never drank, and in the bar was always treated with the utmost respect and civility – she thinks this is so because she was a woman and a non-drinker, and the innate decency of their customers.
Dennis passed away in 1985, having been plagued by ill health for a number of years. However, he left a wonderful legacy. The whole area is extraordinarily lucky with his work, and the fact that it was saved and survives. Although life was hard at times, Claire is delighted with her children and grandchildren and proud of her contribution to Dennis’s work for Macroom and indeed the country.

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Some of the photographs displayed in Dinneen's pub. ©Con Kelleher

Kilnadur, Kilmichael

The townland of Kilnadur, at the western side of the parish of Kilmichael, is steeped in history and archaeology. The name Kilnadur means either the church of the ruins or the church of the shrub or bushes. It most probably refers to the Pre-Reformation (16th century) church which stood on the site of the disused burial ground in this townland. The 1654 Civil Survey of Muskerry shows that the name Kilnadur was already in use by then. Today the bullaun stones (hollowed out stones used for some religious purpose, possibly for baptisms) and the grave markings are the only evidence of its original use. It is likely that it was used as a burial ground perhaps up to Famine times.
After the Reformation, all Roman Catholic Churches were taken over by the Established Protestant Church. This would have happened to the church at Kilnadur also. During the 17th and early 18th century a determined effort was made to suppress the Roman Catholic and other dissenting churches. This led to the introduction of the Penal Laws. Mass was forbidden and priests outlawed. Many of these priests travelled incognito and ministered to the people secretly. People congregated in secret places to celebrate Mass. The massrock in Kilnadur was one such place. Other massrocks in the parish of Kilmichael included one at Coolaclevane (Carrig an Aifreann), Cooldaniel and the Commons. The priests took great risks as there was a price on their heads: £20 for information leading to the capture of a priest; £50 for a bishop. As mass was celebrated, sentries were posted to warn of approaching danger. The massrock in Kilnadur, in a quiet hollow, would have afforded shelter and secrecy, with plenty places for the sentries to stand guard. Later, some priests were allowed to practice under licence and one of these was a Fr. Denis O’Leary who was parish priest of Kilmichael during the early 1700s. A 1714 list of priests says “Denis O’Leary, Kilmehill and Macloneigh, Suretyes, Edmd Barrett, Thos. Murphy of Curahaly”. Edmd Barrett was probably the landlord of Carrigboy.
When the Penal Laws were relaxed, the building of simple churches was allowed. One such chapel was in Kilnadur and the ruins may still be seen today. It is thought to have had a thatched roof. Its small size ensured it could not have held a large congregation. Therefore, most of the people who gathered here for Mass would have assembled outside. A similar church was built at the eastern end of Cooldorrihy. It is not known when use of Kilnadur Penal church was discontinued but the 1842 Ordnance Survey Map shows that it was in ruins. A plaque in the church in Cooldorrihy informs us that a new church was built there in 1791 and the chances are that the chapel in Kilnadur was replaced by a church in Johnstown around the same time. The original church in Johnstown was replaced by the current structure in 1870 (built by Fr. James O’Driscoll Jnr).

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. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19 August 11a.m to 1p.m. Hidden Gems Mystery Bus Tour from Independence Museum Kilmurry: Bus Sold Out. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19 August 7 – 8p.m. at Store of Memories Museum in Inchigeela. Taste our stored sunshine with our local guide/chef Dorothy Ó Tuama Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
20 August 1 – 4p.m. Visitors will be introduced to St. Gobnait Wood vegetation. Ballyvourney. Contact: 0868789891
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. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
23 August 7 – 10p.m. Exploring the relationship between our natural environment and local placenames in the Coppeen area Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
27 August 3 – 5p.m. A Historical Tour of Ballingeary and finishing up in Gougane Barra. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
27 August 2 – 4p.m. Join Nikki Darrell, botanist, herbalist, aromatic medicine practitioner, for a talk on the plants and herbs of Mullinhassig Wood, and their benefits and uses. 1.2km of forest tracks. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Site 2.5m. north west of Coachford, off R618. Car pool if possible.


Waterbody Questionnaire

Waters and Communities is a government initiative which is producing a river basin management plan for 2018-2021. To this end they have produced a questionnaire for members of communities up and down the land. Bia Gleann na Laoi, our community group, is now asking you to fill this in. Reference is made in the form to a 'waterbody', which, in our case, could either be Lough Allua, River Lee, River Sullane or another tributary or lake in our catchment. You can fill out a form for each 'waterbody' you are concerned about. The upper Lee, for example, is highlighted as failing because it has only 'moderate' levels of fish, whereas the objective is 'good' or 'high'. Our concern about the salmon is evidently spot on.
The link to fill in an online form: https://consult.watersandcommunities.ie/en/content/draft-river-basin-management-plan-ireland-2018-2021.
A paper questionnaire is available from our Community Water Officer, Kieran Murphy, 085 8083059 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The deadline for questionnaires to be received, either online or by post, is 31 August 2017

Boundary Disputes

Boundary disputes often lead to contentious litigation, but farmers should be aware of the risks of going down that road. The financial cost of such litigation may exceed the value of the land in dispute and can lead to long running, acrimonious neighbour disputes, which it may be best to avoid. The area of the land in dispute might be quite small but because of its critical location or strategic importance to the owners concerned, they may be of the view that litigation is the only viable option. Boundary disputes arise in many different scenarios. Examples would be disputes in respect of shared access ways, rights to light, drainage rights, overhanging trees and squatter’s rights.
Before purchasing property or land, it is advisable that a competent engineer or surveyor is engaged to check boundaries in order that a landowner can clearly mark out the boundaries to his or her property on the ground, in the event a dispute arises with a neighbouring landowner at a later stage. In the event a dispute does arise, it is advisable to initially try and resolve the dispute with your neighbour by consent, out of court. Arbitration or mediation are alternative dispute resolution methods for a boundary dispute which should be given serious consideration as the costs of entering into such a process would be significantly less than court litigation.
The costs of court litigation can potentially be extensive and before going down that route, it is advisable to take advice from your solicitor as to what the costs are likely to be. Solicitors, by law, are now required to set out their own costs once instructed. However it is important to be aware that you may be liable to pay the other parties’ costs if your case is ultimately unsuccessful. This will be at the discretion of the judge at the conclusion of the matter but the successful party is normally awarded costs.
Resolving boundary disputes can be a two tier process. It is advisable a solicitor is instructed to examine the deeds and interpret the title. The solicitor will then instruct a surveyor or an engineer who will normally carry out an inspection of the disputed boundary and will provide expert evidence in relation to maps and boundaries. Both parties to the dispute are likely to engage in a similar process.
A solicitor’s letter of claim will be sent to the neighbour or their legal representative. In the event the dispute can still not be settled, litigation may be the only viable option to resolve the dispute and the parties may wish to proceed to court. In order to prepare for a court hearing, a number of documents setting out the basis of the claim or defence to the claim will need to be prepared. A solicitor normally instructs a barrister to prepare such documents and the barrister will advise on the running and merits of the case.
Boundary disputes are normally either heard by the Circuit Court or the High Court depending on the rateable valuation of the land. It is worth noting that the costs of a High Court case are normally higher. When a plaintiff brings court proceedings in relation to a boundary dispute there are a number of remedies available to him/ her. Damages are the most common remedy arising out of court litigation but, in respect of a boundary dispute, the parties may look for a declaratory court order establishing ownership of a particular property, or apply for an injunction prohibiting trespass or occupation of a particular property.
It may still be possible on the day of the hearing for the parties to reach an agreement which can be presented to judge for approval before evidence is heard. Otherwise, the court will assess the evidence presented to it and examine the title deeds to the property in dispute and look at the maps. It will also hear oral evidence from the parties to the dispute, and any relevant witnesses, including expert witnesses such as engineers, who would be required to give an expert opinion as to the ownership of disputed area. Based on the evidence, the Judge will then make a decision which will be binding on the parties.
In the event you are involved in a boundary dispute, it is strongly advisable to try and resolve it amicably with the other party but if it cannot resolved, you should seek the advice of a solicitor in respect of your options such as litigating.
Karen Walsh, from a farming background at Grenagh, Co Cork, is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Telephone: 021-4270200 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.


Things to do in August
Sow. Continue succession sowings of lettuce, oriental greens and other interesting salad bowl leaves. Sow spring cabbage, red cabbage, winter spinach, salad onions (in polytunnel for spring crop), autumn salad mix, endive, parsley.
Harvest beetroot regularly as they reach the size you require. They can be stored in sand. Continue to harvest tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, broad beans, french and runner beans, salad leaves, radish, turnip, potato, onions, peppers and chilli-peppers, aubergine, globe artichoke, courgettes, cucumber, gooseberries, raspberries and currants.
Recipe of the Month – Tomato and Basil Soup
Ingredients: 800g cherry or plum tomatoes cut in half. 2 cloves of garlic, crushed. 1 red onion cut into large chunks. Extra virgin olive oil. 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar. 10 basil leaves, torn. 500ml chicken/veg stock. Sea salt and black pepper.
Put the tomatoes, garlic and onion in an ovenproof dish, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Using clean hands massage all the ingredients together for a few minutes to enhance the flavour of the soup. Roast in a pre-heated oven at 160o C for 20 minutes. Allow the tomatoes to cool slightly and tip them into a large bowl with the fresh basil leaves. Allow the basil to infuse the tomatoes for about 1 minute. Pour the chicken stock in a saucepan and stir in the tomatoes and basil and place over a low heat for 20 minutes. To serve, place a piece of toasted baguette on top with melted parmesan cheese. Michael Kelly

Sports Mad

Another Cork All Ireland

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Cork Minor All-Ireland Football team and management, winners of 3-in-a-row. ©

Cork Minor ladies made it three in a row and ten titles in all for the Rebels as they defeated Galway 5 – 11 to 1 -4 in a one-sided final at Tullamore on August 7. Saoirse Noonan and Sadhbh O’Leary were merciless in their assault on the Galway goal. Republic of Ireland soccer international Noonan, who plays with Cork City, scored 3-4, while O’Leary notched up 2-3 in this 19-point victory, their highest margin against the same opposition in three of the last four years. Galway were simply outclassed by a formidable Cork outfit.
It was a low scoring match, 0-2 apiece, until before O’Leary goaled in the 14th minute. Cork then went on the rampage as Galway went from the ninth minute of the first half until midway through the second period without a score. Cork led 3 -5 to 0-2 at half-time. O’Leary collected her second goal with eight minutes left. Galway got a consolation goal but Noonan reacted in style, to complete her hat-trick.
Lee Valley players on the victorious team included Emma Cleary and Grace Collins, Éire Óg; Ciara McCarthy and Ciara Hughes, St. Val’s and Jenny Brew-Dinan, Donoughmore, who scored a point in the second half, having already set up a goal for Saoirse Noonan in the 28th minute of the first half. Fr. Liam Kelleher, Donoughmore, was a team selector.
Scorers for Cork – S Noonan 3-4 (0-2f), S O’Leary 2-3, A Healy 0-2, J Brew-Dinan & G Culloty 0-1 each.
Cork – Sarah Murphy; Katie Horgan, Clare O’Shea, Sarah Leahy; Eimear Kiely, Jenny Brew Dinan, Ciara Hughes; Ciara McCarthy, Nicole Quinn; Laura O’Mahony, Emma Cleary, Rachel Murphy; Grace Culloty, Saoirse Noonan, Sadhbh O’Leary. Subs – Aisling Healy for Culloty (46), Chloe Collins for Cleary (50), Georgia Gould for O’Mahony (52), Ciara Ryan for Murphy (53), Aoife Kelleher for Quinn (54). Referee – S Mulvihill (Kerry).

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Pat O'Leary, Chairperson St Val’s, Ciara McCarthy, St Val’s, Jenny Brew-Dinan, Donoughmore and Ciara Hughes, St Val’s after Cork’s All Ireland Minor win ©

Cork Seniors Still up for 7-in-a-row.

Cork 0-14 Monaghan 1-10
Having again won the 2017 League, Cork lady footballers made a disastrous start to the Championship, perhaps due to injuries, absences and retirements. They went down to Waterford and Kerry in the Munster Championship and the six time winners were ignominiously relegated to the ‘back door’. But they came back on line in Tullamore on August 7 to defeat a dogged Monaghan by the Rebels’ signature margin – a single point. Eimear Scally produced a massive second half display to get her side back on track for a seventh All Ireland title in a row by means of this TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship qualifier. Scally scored five second half points. Ciara McAnespie’s goal, with eight minutes of normal time remaining, put it up to the champions, leaving them a point in arrears. But Scally would claim the game’s final three points to put Cork through. They now face in to a quarter-final clash with Connacht champions, Galway, on August 19 at 12.30 at Cusack Park.
At the end of a low-scoring first half, the sides were deadlocked at 0-4 apiece. Cork captain Ciara O’Sullivan, opened for the Leesiders. Monaghan went into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead. Cork, without playing well, kept plugging away and were on level terms at the break, as Áine O’Sullivan pointed from play before Finn popped over her second free. The sides were deadlocked on six occasions in a tense second period. When McAnespie scored that Monaghan goal, it looked ominous for the southerners. But Cork, drawing on their vast reserves of experience, got the job done late on to keep alive their seven-in-a-row hopes, with Fitzgerald’s use of the bench a key factor.
Scorers for Cork – E Scally (1f) & O Finn (3f) 0-5 each, N Cotter, C O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan & Á O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
Cork – Martina O’Brien; Eimear Meaney, Roisin Phelan, Emma Spillane; Melissa Duggan, Bríd Stack, Shauna Kelly; Ashling Hutchings, Orlagh Farmer; Ciara O’Sullivan, Doireann O’Sullivan, Aisling Walsh; Eimear Scally, Aine O’Sullivan, Orla Finn. Subs – Niamh Cotter for Walsh (35), Jess O’Shea for Farmer (43), Libby Coppinger for Finn (56), Brid O’Sullivan for Á O’Sullivan (57). Referee – G Carmody (Roscommon).
Dublin beat Waterford 2 – 15 to 1 – 7 in the first quarter final; Kerry beat Armagh 3 – 14 to 2 – 10. Cork and Galway will fight for the 3rd semi-final place and Donegal and Mayo will play off in the last quarter final at Cusack Park at 2.15 on August 19.


Last four in the 2017 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship are Cork and Kilkenny, Galway and Dublin. Cork and Dublin head the champions’ list, with 26 titles each, while the Tribeswomen are playing catch-up, having won just two All-Ireland titles to date, the first against Cork in 1996 and Galway beat Kilkenny in 2013.Dublin haven’t made the semi-final since 1990 and would dearly love to go into the lead with 27 titles. Kilkenny are the 2016 champions and they have earned 13 titles since the competition’s inception in 1932.
The semi-finals will be played at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Saturday, August 19. Dublin will play Kilkenny at 5.15p.m. while Cork, who haven’t had a competitive match since beating Offaly five weeks ago, will play Galway at 7p.m.
In the Liberty Insurance Intermediate Championship Grp 2, Cork beat Down 3-11 to 0-9. The semi-finals will be played on Sunday, August 20, with Derry v Cork and Meath v Kildare.


Senior Football Championship

2 Mid Cork teams: Muskerry and Ballincollig
Round 2A (Winners to Rd 4, losers to Rd 3) Douglas 1-13 Carbery Rangers 2-11; Castlehaven v Carbery; Nemo Rangers 0-15 Bishopstown 2-2; Avondhu 1-12 UCC 3-18; BALLINCOLLIG 1-10Valley Rovers 2-15; Duhallow 4-15Seandún 1-11.
Round 2B (Winners to Rd 3, losers out) Newcestown v St Finbarrs; Dohenys 0-7 CIT 0-10; O’Donovan Rossa 0-10 Clyda Rovers 0-12 aet.; Clonakilty 0-12 MUSKERRY 1-12; Kiskeam 0-14 Aghada 0-13; Ilen Rovers 0-17 St Nicks 0-10; Carrigaline 2-13 Beara 0-10
Round 3 Seandun 0-9 Carrigaline 0-15; Avondhu 2-12 Ilen Rovers 0-9; Losers of Carbery/ Castlehaven v Kiskeam; Ballincollig 3-21 Muskerry 0-16; Bishopstown v winners of Newcestown /St Finbarrs; Douglas v CIT; Clyda Rovers a bye
Round Four (Knock out): 2A winners and Round 3 winners. Qualifiers to date: Valley Rovers, Nemo, UCC, Duhallow, Carbery Rangers Carrigaline, Avondhu, Ballincollig,
Relegation group: St Nicks, O’Donovan Rossa, Clonakilty, Dohenys, Aghada, Beara
Ballincollig 3 – 21 Muskerry 0 – 16
Two early points for Muskerry from midfielders Fintan Goold and Micheál Ó Laoire gave promise of a tight contest but a Ballincollig goal in the fifth minute from Ian Coughlan, followed by a Seán Kiely point and then a second goal, this one from Paddy Kelly, all in quick succession, effectively cleared up any uncertainty about the outcome of this county senior football championship 3rd round game at Cloughduv. Ballincollig, county champions and runners-up in recent seasons were just altogether too strong for the divisional side and after leading by 2-9 to 0-7 at the break, a third goal from Cian Dorgan cut off the slight prospect of a Muskerry revival on the restart, and the club team were in control to the finish.
The Muskerry midfield pairing of Fintan Goold and Micheál Ó Laoire did well in its duel with the strong Ballincollig pairing of Seán Kiely and Ciarán O’Sulllivan but the Ballincollig attackers had the Muskerry defence under constant pressure, using height advantage and strength to full effect and were to prove the match winners.
Muskerry Scorers: D Goulding 0-5 (0-2f), F Goold, M Ó Laoire and D Goold 0-2 each, J Corkery, B Seartan, D Dineen, B Cronin, C Vaughan 0-1 each. Ballincollig: C Dorgan 1-5, P Kelly 1-2, S Kiely 0-4, I Coughlan 1-1 (0-1f), R Noonan, C Kiely and C O’Sulllivan 0-2 each, G Durrant, K Browne and E O’Reilly 0-1 each.
Muskerry: John Buckley (Aghabullogue): Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh (Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh), Seamus Ó Mathúna (Naomh Abán), Michael Cronin (Macroom): John Corkery (Aghabullogue), Seán Kiely (Macroom), Conor Cotter (Kilmichael): Fintan Goold (Macroom), Micheál Ó Laoire (Naomh Abán): David Goold (Macroom), Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), David Horgan (Macroom): Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary), Ben Seartan (Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh ). Subs: Dave McCarthy (Kilmurry) 27, Brian Cronin (Iveleary) 42, Darren Dineen (Clondrohid) 47, Michael Corkery (Éire Óg) 53, Chris Óg Jones (Iveleary) 60.
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons; Shane Murphy, Noel Galvin, Eoin Hegarty: Colin Moore, Liam Jennings, Cian Kiely: Ciarán O’Sulllivan, Seán Kiely: Stephen Coughlan, Paddy Kelly, George Durrant; Kevin Browne, Cian Dorgan, Ian Coughlan. Subs: Dylan Kerstein 43, Rob Noonan, Eoin O’Reilly and Peter O’Neill 55.

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 Vincent at Coachford, Saturday August 19th, 7pm
(B) ÉIRE ÓG v Na Piarsaigh at P Uí Rinn, Saturday August 19th, 6.15pm
(C) Castletownbere v Bandon, Friday 18th
(D) Fermoy v BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH, Sat 19th
Quarter-Finals: 1 Mallow v D; 2 Bantry Blues v C; 3 St Michaels v B; 4 Newmarket v A
Relegation group: Ballinora, Grenagh, Nemo Rangers, Naomh Abán

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 at P Uí Rinn, Sunday August 20th at 2pm; Rockchapel 1-19 Glanmire 2-11; Glenville 0-10 Ballydesmond 0-10 – draw; Clonakilty 1-10 Gabriel Rangers 1-20
Round 4: CILL na MARTRA, St Finbarrs, Kildorrery, Kanturk, Glanworth/Millstreet , Rockchapel, Gabriel Rangers
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; Clonakilty 2-18 St Michaels 2-10 – replay; (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 Clonakilty; CILL na MARTRA 4-10 Dohenys 3-9; Beara v Douglas; KILMURRY 1-15 Valley Rovers 3-9 a draw; Kilmurry 1–12 Valley Rovers 1–10 – replay
Semi Finals: Cill na Martra v Carrigaline or Clonakilty; Kilmurry v Douglas or Beara
Kilmurry 1 – 12 Valley Rovers 1 – 10
Kilmurry are through to the semi final of the county U21 A football championship after a thrilling win over Valley Rovers in a quarter final replay at a sunny Ovens. Valley Rovers were the most consistently good side in the first half but in a three minute scoring burst, Kilmurry scored 1-3 (1-2 from Joe Ryan) to lead by 1-4 to 0-2 in the 17th minute. Valleys then took up the running and it was level a minute before the break but team captain Seán Curzon then won possession on the right wing, advanced and fired over a superb point to give his side a one point interval lead, 1-5 to 0-7.
The third quarter was very even with Valleys drawing level , James O’Mullane putting Kilmurry back in front, before Valley’ Adam Settini scored a goal from a penalty to give the Inishannon side the lead in the 41st minute. Valleys added a point but back came Kilmurry with points from Eoghan Clifford and Joe Ryan and when Valleys had another point, Joe Ryan did likewise for the Mid Cork side, 1-10 to 1-9 now to Valleys in the 50th minute.
The decisive moment in the game came in the 54th minute when Valleys lost their inspirational midfielder Chris O’Leary to a red card and Kilmurry utilised their extra man to create space for their attack. Liam Wall came forward to kick over a marvellous equaliser in the 57th minute, Joe Ryan put his side ahead a minute later and a minute later again fired over another point to leave Valleys in search of a goal which was never going to be conceded.
It was a wonderful team effort by Kilmurry and a fine display of football by both teams.
Kilmurry scorers: J Ryan 1-7 (0-4f), T Collins, S Curzon, Js O’Mullane, E Clifford and L Wall 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Eoin Curzon: William Ronan, Fionn Warren, brian Hinchion: Kyle Kelleher, Liam Wall, Seán Curzon Capt.: Liam O’suullivan, John O’mullane; James O’mullane, Tomas Collins, Seán Flanagan: Eoghan Clifford, Joe Ryan, Sean Warren. Subs: Greg Fitton 44, Pádraig Hinchion 59 both used: James Berhanu, Colm Kearney, Evan Carroll, Ml John Grainger, James Dullea, Seán O’Sullivan and Mark Dromey.
Further Result: Mid Junior A hurling qf: Ballincollig 1-16 Iveleary 2-9

U21B Football Championship

Quarter-Finals. (A) Robert Emmett’s 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 Emmetts 2-16 St Nicholas 1-10; Kilshannig 2-17 NAOMH ABÁN 1-18; Final: Robert Emmetts v Kilshannig
Naomh Abán 1-17 Kilshannig 2-16
A goal in injury time gave Kilshannig victory and passage to the final of the county U21 B football championship at Carraigadrohid. It was a very close game of swaying fortunes and a high quality contest. N Abán were led by 0-4 to 0-3 after the opening quarter but led by 0-9 to 0-8 at the interval after the teams had been level on four occasions in the opening half.
Four points in a row had Kilshannig in front on the restart but Naomh Abán rallied and were back on level terms by the 42nd minute, 0-13 apiece. Kilshannig then struck for their first goal and had increased their lead to four points 1-16 to 0-15 with ten minutes remaining. Back came Naomh Abán with two points and then in the 54th minute the Gaeltacht men hit the front again with a goal from a Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh penalty, 1-17 to 1-16. In the 61st minute Kilshannig hit the telling blow with a well worked goal to break the Naomh Abán hearts.
N Abán scorers: D Ó Ceallaigh 1-5 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), D Ó Laoighaire 0-4, C Ó Murchú 0-3, C Ó Críodáin 0-3, D Ó Loinsuigh 0-1, M Ó Duinnín 0-1 (f).
Naomh Abán: Gearóid Ó Luasa: Daithí Ó Tuama, Ronán de hÍde, Fionn Ó Loinsuigh: Aodh Ó Catháin, Tadhg Ó Riordáin, M Ó Ceallacháin: Micheál Ó Duinnín, Conchuir Ó Murchu: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Conor Ó Críodain, Diarmuid Ó Meachair: Daire Ó Laoighaire, Piarais Ó Liatháin, Daire Ó Loinsuigh.

U 21 C Football Championship

Quarter-Final: St Kevin’s 2-12 IVELEARY 0-9
Semi-Finals: St Kevin’s 2-11 Carrig na Bhfear 2-10; Dromtarriffe 5-17 Clonakilty B 1-6
Final: Dromtarriffe v St Kevins

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 3-21 Ballyhea 2-22; Newtownshandrum 1-18 Youghal 1-13; Killeagh v Douglas; Glen Rovers 1-22 St Finbarrs 4-11
Round 3: Ballymartle 1-11 Bishopstown 0-14 draw; Erin’s 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 Finbarr’s

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 Erin’s Own on a date which was fair to both sides. Subsequently, the county board executive decided that Muskerry had failed to fulfil the fixture, awarded the game to Érin’s Own and imposed heavy penalties on Muskerry, decisions which it is understood are to be contested vigorously by Muskerry.

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 0-15 Fermoy 2-13; (C) Valley Rovers 1-21 BLARNEY 1-8; (D) Losers of Charleville /Kanturk v Courcey Rovers
Quarter-Finals: Mallow v Valley Rovers; Cloyne v Fermoy; Winners of Charleville /Kanturk v (D); Ballinhassig v Fr O’Neills
Relegation Play Offs: Inniscarra, Watergrasshill, Tracton, Fr O’Neill’s/ Castlelyons

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 4-11(23) Barryroe 2-18 (24); 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 Barryroe; (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

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 Colman’s v Carrigaline; (G) Newcestown v Fr O' Neill’s; (H) Charleville 2-21 Bishopstown 0-11; (I) Shandrum 4-12 St Finbarr's 1-13; (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, Shandrum v Charleville, E v A, K v B

All Ireland U17 Hurling

Cork 1-19 Dublin 1-17
CORK were crowned inaugural All-Ireland U17 hurling champions at Croke Park, the Rebels holding out for a two-point victory against a Dublin side reduced to 14 players in the second half. Dublin worked incredibly hard and gave it everything but Cork, with a healthy sprinkling of minor managed to keep them at arm’s length.
Dublin were two points down when they lost a man, before John Considine’s Cork stretched the gap to three points. On four more occasions before the finish, Cork led by three and while Dublin did get within one, with eight minutes left, they could never draw level.
The counties will meet again with a place in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final on offer for the winners.
Scorers for Cork: Daire Connery 0-6 (5f), Colin O’Brien 0-5 (3f), Joe Stack 1-0, Declan Hanlon 0-3, Blake Murphy and Owen McCarthy 0-2 each, Cormac O’Brien 0-1..
Cork: Eoin Davis; Eoin Roche, Ciarán Nyhan, Ronan Sheehan; Cormac O’Brien, Conor O’Callaghan, Aaron Walsh Barry; Daire Connery, Seán Twomey; Brian Roche, Declan Hanlon (Blarney), Tommy O’Connell; Blake Murphy, Joe Stack, Colin O’Brien. Subs: Ronan McCarthy (temp 23-30), Owen McCarthy (Inniscarra) 35, Shane Barrett (Blarney) 53.

All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi final

Waterford 4-19 Cork 0-20
Cork’s great run came to an end in Croke Park when Waterford were the better team on the day and advanced to what is only their fourth All Ireland final ever. The game was probably decided by the dismissal of the Cork full back in the 51st minute for a neck high tackle at a stage when Cork were a point in front and Waterford went on to score 2-2 without reply in a great four minute period. Cork had not been firing on all cylinders however and even with a full strength side may still have lost out.
Cork hurlers have been a source of pride and joy all summer long and have given supporters great enjoyment. Waterford have suffered many disappointments in the past few years and few would begrudge them their victory and their place in the final. A young Cork have the makings of a fine side and there is hope for the future.
Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-12 (7fs), Alan Cadogan and Conor Lehane 0-2 each, Shane Kingston, Luke O’Farrell, Seamus Harnedy, Darragh Fitzgibbon (sideline) 0-1 each.
CORK: Anthony Nash; Stephen McDonnell, Damien Cahalane, Colm Spillane; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, MARK COLEMAN (BLARNEY); Bill Cooper, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Seamus Harnedy, Conor Lehane, Shane Kingston; Alan Cadogan, Patrick Horgan, Luke Meade. Subs: Michael Cahalane (HT), Daniel Kearney (65), Luke O’Farrell (65).

Electric Ireland Minor HC Semi-Final

Cork 0-23 Dublin 2-13

These are encouraging times for underage hurling in Cork as Denis Ring’s promising team advanced to the All Ireland Final. Dublin were solid and spirited throughout, but Cork just had that extra sprinkling of class in attack to set-up an intriguing decider against Galway.
Scorers for Cork: Brian Turnbull 0-13 (11fs), Daire Connery 0-5 (2fs), Brian Roche 0-2, Ger Millerick, Brian Buckley, Diarmuid Linehan 0-1 each.
Cork: Ger Collins; Conor O’Callaghan, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Eoin Roche; Aaron Walsh Barry, James Keating, Ger Millerick; Daire Connery, Brian Roche; Brian Buckley, Craig Hanafin, Diarmuid Linehan; Liam O’Shea, Robert Downey, Brian Turnbull.
Subs: Barry Murphy (47), Declan Hannon (Blarney) (49), Colin O'Brien (60).

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

The Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship has advanced to the semi final stage with all four quarter finals now having been decided. Iveleary will play Canovee in one semi final, Kilmurry will face Ballincollig in the other.
Results: 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 (draw)
Ballincollig 4-15 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2-8 (replay)
Semi finals: Iveleary v Canovee, Kilmurry (2016 champions) v Ballincollig
Quarter final replay:
Ballincollig 4 – 15 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2 – 8
Weather conditions were excellent (unlike the previous occasion) at Kilmichael for the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football championship quarter final replay. The experienced Ballincollig side were well held up to the three quarter stage but when they then took the lead with two goals in three minutes the flood gates opened and they romped home clear winners.
Béal Átha had the wind to their backs in the first half and Barra Ó Coinceannain’s goal in the 12th minute gave them a two point lead. Stephen Coughlan’s goal five minutes later put the town team back in front, 1-3 to 1-1 but Béal Átha had a second goal in the 23rd minute when Pól Ó Buachalla found the net after availing of the opportunity set up by Ian Ó Coinceannain. Béal Átha deservedly led at the break by 2-4 to 1-4.
Points were exchanged on the restart before three points in a row had Ballincollig level in the 40th minute, 1-8 to 2-5. Éoin Ó Muirthille put the Gaeltacht side back in front and their annoyance at not been awarded a free subsequently when on the attack was multiplied when Ballincollig came down the field and John Kelly finished the move to the net. Within minutes Conor Kinsella had another goal and Ballincollig were buoyant! Robbie Bourke, Jordan O’Connor and Kelly added points before the latter scored his own second and his side’s fourth goal, 4-12 to 2-6 now the score, after a ten minute period in which Ballincollig had scored 3-4 without reply. Points were twice exchanged before the finish to leave the scoreboard rather flattering to the winners.
Scorers: Ballincollig: John Kelly 2-2, Conor Kinsella 1-2, Stephen Coughlan 1-0, Jordan O’Connor 0-3, Conor Sexton 0-2, Brian Cotter 0-2, Rob Bourke 0-2, George Durrant (a free) and Gearóid O’Donoghue 0-1 each. Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Barra Ó Coinceannain 1-2, Pól O’Buachalla 1-0, Micheál O’Túama 0-2, Eóin Ó’Muirthile 0-2, Gearóid Ó’Cremín and Séan Ó’Coill (free) 0-1 each.
Ballincollig; Shane Hogan: David Collins, Chris Collins, Shane O’Neill: David Bowen, Kevin Crowley, Robbie Bourke: Bryan Kelly, Stephen Coughlan: George Durrant, Brian Cotter, Conor Kinsella: John Kelly, Conor Sexton, Jordan O’Connor. Subs: Gearóid O’Donoghue 40, Noel O’Toole 53.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Gearóid Ó Muirthile: Enda Ó Luasa, Cathal Ó hEaluithe, Caoimhín Ó Loinsuigh: Dara Seartan, Nollaig Ó Dúinnín, Gearóid Ó Cremín: Dónal MacCarthaigh, Micheál Ó Túama: Seán Ó Coill, Barra Ó Coinceannain, Darren Ó Dúinnín: Eoin Ó Muirthille, Ian Ó Coinceannain, Pól Ó Buachalla. Subs: Gearóid MacCarthaigh 42, Shane Ó Críodáin 52, Cathal Ó hEaluithe 57. Referee: Mr Gerry Masters, Kilmichael.
The good news for Kilmurry is that Ballincollig promoted Stephen Coughlan and George Durrant to their senior football team for the game against Muskerry and so, neither will be available for the upcoming junior championship semi final.

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 Kilmurry w/o Grenagh conceded; 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 0-5 Gleann na Laoi 3-9
Round 2: Cill na Martra 4-15 Iveleary 0-11; Canovee v Kilmurry; Ballincollig v Ballinora; Macroom v Gleann na Laoi

MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

Quarter finals: A Cloughduv a bye; B Ballinora 2-15 Donoughmore 1-9; C Ballincollig v Iveleary (Aug. 15th ); D Kilmichael 3-12 Blarney 3-11.
Semi Finals: Cloughduv v Ballinora; Iveleary/ Ballincollig v Kilmichael.
Quarter Finals: Kilmichael 3 – 12 Blarney 3 – 11
This MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling championship quarter final at Coachford was a game with enthralling changes of fortunes and it ended in high drama with the magnificent winning point from Conor Cotter coming in the 65th minute, to be followed only by a final puck out. It was hard luck on a gallant Blarney team which played with only 14 men for over forty minutes but the win brought jubilation to Kilmichael who had fought so hard and had overcome several setbacks along the way. They can now face into a semi final against Iveleary or Ballincollig with reasonable hopes of making their second divisional final in four years.
Blarney dominated the opening quarter and led by 1-5 to 0-3 in the 16thminute. Eugene McCarthy and Peter Kelleher had an early exchange of points before Blarney went back in front through Vince O’Mahony’s point and further points from McCarthy and Craig Sykes were matched by Kilmichael efforts from Micheál Masters and Kelleher. Eugene McCarthy swooped on a poor clearance in the 15th minute and sent in a high ball which finished in the Kilmichael net and Sykes added a point to open up a five point gap. Kilmichael got the boost they badly needed almost immediately when Peter Kelleher grabbed a high centre from Masters and buried the ball in the net from close range, 1-5 to 1-3 now. Conor Cotter shot over a 22nd minute point and Kilmichael now benefitted from poor defending when in the 26th minute Peter Kelleher’s inoffensive lob finished in the net to put the winners two points clear. The subsequent loss of a player was a major setback for Blarney, but the game took a dramatic turn in their favour in the minutes added on before the break when Seán Harrington fired home two goals, one from a free, having earlier had a point in answer to one from Shane Masters and at the interval Blarney led by 3-6 to 2-5 and Kilmichael had plenty to worry about even if they now had an extra man.
In the third quarter points were twice exchanged to maintain the Blarney four point lead. Kilmichael did not panic and Shane Prendeville hit a point in the 46th minute to leave only a goal between the teams and a minute later it was all square when Prendeville was in under a high ball from Brendan Kelleher and the sliotar ended in the net. Stalemate ensued, broken at last in the 55thminute when Conor Cotter, a hero for Kilmichael along with Peter Kelleher and John O’Riordan, took a superb lead point and when this was followed by two further points from Peter Kelleher, it looked like a Kilmichael win as the game went into injury time. Back came gallant 14-man Blarney however with points from Seán Harrington, Ray O’Donovan and then an equaliser from Eamonn O’Mahony, 3-11 each in the 64th minute. From the puck out the ball came to Conor Cotter who broke the tackles, powered forward and fired over a glorious point from 40 metres to the delight of the Kilmichael men.
Scorers: Kilmichael: P Kelleher 2-4 (0-4f), B Kelleher 1-0, C Cotter 0-3, C Foley, M Masters, S Masters, B Cotter and S Prendeville 0-1 each. Blarney: S Harrington 2-3 (0-2f), E McCarthy 1-2, C Sykes 0-2, V O’Mahony, B Jordan, R O’Donovan and E O’Mahony 0-1 each.
Kilmichael: Stephen O’Leary: Luke Hennigan, John O’Mahony, Kieran O’Leary: Simon Foley, John O’Riordan, Kevin Kelleher: Brendan Cotter, Conor Cotter: Jamie McCarthy, Peter Kelleher, Cathal Foley: Micheál Masters, Shane Prendeville, Shane Masters. Subs: Brendan Kelleher h/t, James O’Mahony 58, Paul O’Sullivan 60.
Blarney: Richard O’Shea: Stephen O’Brien, John Barrett, Darragh McPolin: Eoin Mullane, Vince O’Mahony, Anthony O’Shea: Michael John Shine, Raymond O’Donovan: Seán Harrington, Craig Sykes, Cathal Hegarty: Brian Jordan, Ciarán Buckley, Eugene McCarthy. Subs: Eamonn O’Mahony h/t, Conor Forde and Barry Dennehy both 45. Referee: Mr John Horgan, Gleann na Laoi.

Ballinora 2-15 Donoughmore 1-9
Defending Champions Ballinora booked a place in the MJK Oils JAHC semi final after a fairly business like display against an enthusiastic Donoughmore at Ballincollig. Donoughmore battled bravely throughout a game that produced passages of entertaining fare but were beaten by a slicker Ballinora outfit who took their chances in impressive fashion. Ballinora’s Conor Brosnan was hugely influential from the centre back berth while David Howard was unerring from frees in greasy conditions
The opening exchanges were lively with Ballinora’s Patrick Fitton clipping over an excellent point following a pass from Howard. Donoughmore’s Shane Healy point ensured the sides were level, 0-2 apiece after 10 minutes. Ballinora began to dominate possession and points from Patrick Fitton and the lively Kevin Murphy were extremely well taken but Donoughmore went ahead after Shane Healy scooped the sliothar to the net in a goalmouth scramble. The winners response was immediate and a rasping shot from Kevin Murphy handed Ballinora the initiative, 1-4 to 1-2 after 18 minutes. Further points from Murphy and Howard (free) consolidated their advantage. Crucially, Ballinora scored a second goal after an excellent flick from Howard resulted in Alan O’Shea crashing to the net. Shane Healy replied with a brace from frees to leave four points between the sides, 2-6 to 1-5 at the break.
On the resumption, Ballinora powered forward at every opportunity and Howard landed three placed efforts to extend their lead. Donoughmore kept plugging away and Leon Cogan and Jamie Twomey landed good scores from distance but a badly needed second goal never looked likely at any stage.
Ballinora finished strongly with Patrick Fitton and Darragh Holmes (2) completing the scoring in impressive fashion. Ballinora will now face Cloughduv who have been performing superbly all year and the winner of this mouth watering semi final clash will be warm favourites for the Mid Cork title.
Scorers: Ballinora: D Howard 0-7 (6f), K Murphy 1-2, A O’Shea 1-0, P Fitton 0-3, D Holmes 0-2, M Murphy 0-1. Donoughmore: S Healy 1-3, D Lucey 0-3, L Cogan 0-2, J Twomey 0-1.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley; Kenneth Grealy, James Lordan, Brian Rigney; Tomas McGrath, Conor Brosnan, Padraig Dineen; Alan O’Shea, Alan O’Neill; Michael Murphy, Darragh Holmes, Kevin Murphy; Brian Murphy, David Howard, Pat Fitton. Subs: Tim Forde 48m.
Donoughmore: Kenneth Cullinane; Aidan Corkery, James Looney, Laurence Barry; Stephen Looney, Shane Sexton, Leon Cogan; Aidan O’Shea, Adrian Looney; Stephen O’Connor, Christian Mangan, William Murphy; Darren Lucey, Shane Healy, Aidan O’Brien. Subs: Alan Savage h/t, Jamie Twomey 40, Denis Dorney 45. Referee: Colm Ó Mochain, Uas., Cill Na Martra.

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 3-17 Ballinora 1-6; Aghabullogue 2-8 Cloughduv 4-10; Donoughmore 2-8 Blarney 3-15; Ballincollig 3-20 Éire Óg 1-5.
Semi Finals: Inniscarra v Cloughduv; Blarney v Ballincollig.

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. Éire Óg 0 – 18 Ballincollig 1 - 14
Four semi finalists: Cloughduv, Aghabullogue, Inniscarra and Éire Óg.

Éire Óg 0 - 18 Ballincollig 1 - 14
Defending champions Ballincollig went out of the Muskerry U21 A hurling championship, going under against neighbours Éire Óg in an entertaining quarter-final clash at Coachford. The more balanced Éire Óg deserved the win.
The opening 25 minutes was riddled with persistent fouling on both sides, which the respective free takers duly pointing the resultant frees. Éire Óg led 0-6 to 0-5 at this juncture, but Éire Óg raised three more white flags before the interval, a brace of John Cooper points and a Brian Hurley effort, to make it 0-9 to 0-5 at the break. The Ovens side remained in control, 0-13 to 0-8, at the 40th minute, with Brian Hurley leading the way in attack and when they had opened up a seven point gap, 0-18 to 0-11, with five minutes remaining, they seemed assured of victory. Ballincollig however staged a great, late rally to score three points without reply, Rob Bourke, Sean Walsh and Jordan Murray the scorers, and then ‘The Village’ had a very late goal, Rob Bourke finishing to the net in a crowded goalmouth. Time had run out however and Éire Óg advance to the semi final stage.
Scorers: Éire Óg: B Hurley 0-9 (0-5f), E O’ Shea 0-3 (0-1f), J Cooper 0-2, C Kelly 0-1, C O’ Callaghan 0-1, K O’ Riordan 0-1, D Desmond 0-1 (0-1f). Ballincollig: S Walsh 0-6 (0-5f), A O’ Donovan 0-4 (0-3f), R Bourke 1-1, J Murray 0-2 (0-2f), G O’ Donoghue 0-1.
Éire Óg: D Desmond, D Conway, B Corcoran, P Kirwan, R McCarthy, M Brady, D Dineen, J Cooper, E O’ Shea, K O’ Riordan, E Kelleher, C Kelly, D Kirwan, C O’ Callaghan, B Hurley. Subs: A O’ Riordan (59).
Ballincollig: J Linehan, K Spillane, J O’ Leary, C Lucey, F Denny, J Murray, K Foley, P O’ Neill, S O’ Sullivan, S Murphy, S Walsh, K Walsh, R Bourke, A O’ Donovan, D Murphy. Subs: G O’ Donoghue (HT), C Connery (59), D Mulroy (61).
Referee: Mr Brendan Barry-Murphy, Aghabullogue.

Farho Heating Mid Cork U 21 B Hurling championship

Five teams, two chances to advance.
Round One: Lee Gaels (Dripsey and Gleann) 1-16 Western Gaels (Iveleary and Kilmichael) 0 – 12
Donoughmore v Laochra Óg
Round Two: Grenagh v Western Gaels. Losers of D’more/ Laochra (to play Grenagh if Grenagh lose to W. Gaels)
Semi finals; Lee Gaels, Winners of Don/Laochra

Laochra Óg

U8 boys played a friendly against Kilmichael, 3 good games. We look forward to the return match in Kilmichael. We would like to thank Micheal and Nora McCarthy for the use of Teerbeg and our sponsors Niall Murphy Tarmacadam.
Well done to our u10 Camogie team on a great game against Aghabullogue. Thanks to our sponsors Matt Murphy pharmacy and Edel and all the girls from Aghabollogue for a great game and to Tara, Eimear and Maisie who each had a turn in goals and joint referees, Roisin and Ava.
Laochra Óg 4-6. Tracton 4-7 With time up and one point to the good it looked like our u14's had done enough but it wasn't to be. Five minutes injury time gave Tracton time to pull this one out of the fire. A brace of goals from James Burke, a Brian Healy goal and points from Ben Lyons and Luke Duggan meant that just four points separated the teams at half time. David O Connor was outstanding at full back and Luke Duggan's move to centre forward paid off with a well earned goal. Jack Sexton played well at centre back and Brian Healy added more points. Overall the lads gave a great team performance. We now focus in on championship. Thanks to Peter Mc and the cart bus and team sponsor, Macroom Opticians.
Camogie Our u10s played Newcestown in a great game with lovely team work. The u13 Camogie team played well against Ballincollig. It was a great privilege to be the first juvenile Camogie club team to play in Macroom castle grounds. Thanks to Macroom GAA and our sponsors, Macroom Tidy Town Group.Under 14s Camogie team played St. Vincent’s on their astro turf pitch, good preparations for the U14 championship. The game was super fast.
50/50 Club Development Draw winner, Suzanne O'Brien €320 and seller’s prize €25. Next draw August 27th.

Clondrohid G.A. A.

Clondrohid Family Fun Day was hugely successful. Thank you to everyone who organised, helped out in any way, our generous sponsors of raffle prizes, ticket sellers and everyone of you who came out to support their local club. The event really showed off the extent and standard of the club’s facilities and the willing nature of our volunteers.
Clondrohid U8's played a Monster Blitz in Eire Óg, fielding 2 teams and everybody played 3 games. Great fun was had. Well done to all involved.
Clondrohid 2-11 Sam Maguires1-13. For the 2nd year in a row Clondrohid have reached the semi final in the U 15 B County Championship with a hard fought win over a much bigger Dunmanway side who started well and got the first score. Clondrohid struck for 2 goals from David O Connell and Conor Dineen, thanks to the hard running of JK Long at centre. Sam Maguires hit back with 3 points but then Ciaran O Leary and Conor Lucey pointed. David got the next 2 scores followed by a point from George Lowrie to make it 2-6 to 0-6 at half time . Goalkeeper Conor Murphy was in great form , while the full back line of Liam Coleman , Jerome Healy and Conor O Leary were rock solid. Half backs Gearoid O Connell, Alex Kelly and Conor Lucey were excellent, as were JK and David O Connell and Conor Dineen. Our young full forward line Lorcan Flanagan Luke Duggan and David O Connor never gave up. We started the 2nd half with points from Ciaran and David. Sam Maguires got 4 points before we lost George, Gearoid and Alex in quick succession. On came Nathan Kelleher Fionan O Leary and Oran Manning and never gave an inch. Ciaran and Conor D’s points left us 4 up before Sam Maguires struck for a goal. Driven on by Jerome and JK, David O Connell pointed. Sam Maguires responded and then Ciaran split the post from 45m . We held on for the win and a semi final meeting with Aghabullogue . Thanks for the support, especially from the U 16 players.

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Éamonn Ryan coaching at Macroom Cúl Camp. ©Con Kelleher.

Macroom Juvenile G.A.A.

U-16s beat Kilmurry in a practice game.
U-14s played Skibbereen in an away challenge game. The understrength 17 who played did very well and at half-time led 5-9 to 2-8. Mark Hunt scored four points from midfield and Luke Aherne got 3-1, with Dylan Molyneux and Kieran Doody getting the other goals. Kieran completed his hat-trick of goals in the second half and also notched 3 points over the hour. Martin Sosa and Frank Lazlo also scored goals and the final score was Macroom 9-12, Skibbereen 5- 14. All the players did well. Panel: Darragh Neville, Frank Lazlo(1-0), Barry Galvin, Brian Healy, Dylan Wenger, Dean Granville, Liam Holland, Ben Herlihy, Jack Sexton, Mark Hunt(0-5), Ronan Morey, Kieran Doody(3-3), Martin Sosa(1-0), Dylan Molyneux(1-3), Luke Aherne(3-1), Marcin Oleksi and Oisín O’Sullivan. We were well received by Skibbereen and look forward to their return visit.
The U-8s went to Éire Óg’s blitz and played Nemo, Aghinagh, Ballincollig and Canovee.
Miscellaneous. We wish Gerry Kelleher (U-14s) a speedy return to football following his recent injury. John Ryan, Juvenile Coaching Officer, organized 2 coaching courses: Ger Lombard, county goal-keeping coach, tutors U-14 to U-21 goalies on Tues. James McCarthy, GDA, to coach the U-10 and U-16 mentors, also on Tues. The U-13s will host the Mary Casey Blitz on Sat 19th of Aug. Naomh Abán, Dunmanway, Donoughmore and Kenmare are our guests. The teams play each other in a round-robin in TCP, beginning at 10.30 a.m. After 5 rounds and 4 games each, the two leading teams will play the final in the Castle Grounds at 2.30 p.m. Mark O’Sullivan, Manager, has a detailed schedule in place. Any and all help appreciated. The U-9s will play Valley Rovers in the Castle Grounds next Sat. at11.00 a.m.

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Sean O’Leary, chairman Kilmichael Pitch and Putt, presents prizes to Brendan Swanton, Philip Dawson and Jim O’Callaghan, winners of Scramble ©

Macroom FC

by Darragh Deasy.
Family Fun Day on Sunday, Aug 20th. Macroom FC will host a fun day at the club home ground, Murrayfield from 2pm to 5pm. There will be loads of activities including beat the keeper, crossbar challenge, mini world cup, welly throwing, obstacle course, bouncing castles and much more. Hot food and ice cream will also be available, as well as complimentary teas and coffees. All are more than welcome to come along.
Registration Night for underage attracted large numbers of players and their parents for the 2017/18 season. We now have 16 underage teams from U7 to U16. This is a huge undertaking and Macroom FC is thankful to all the volunteers who give their free time to run all the teams. Anyone interested in helping out can contact any club member. You can still sign up. Contact details for all coaches are now available on our website macroomfc.ie and the relevant coach will have all the information required.
Cork AUL Season 2017/18 begins this coming weekend with Macroom A taking part in the Mossie Linnane league cup. They are in a group with Greenwood, Coachford, Innishvilla A and Pearse Celtic A. They will play each team once, with the top two qualifying for the quarter finals. The Premier A league will commence following the Linnane Cup group games. Macroom B will begin their league campaign on Sunday. They will compete in AUL Division 3 as one of 11 teams. Midweek games will be a feature of the early weeks of the season. Updated fixtures can be found at corkaul.com.
Fixtures: Sun Aug 20th: Linnane league cup, Macroom A v Greenwood, Murrayfield @ 10.45am. Div 3 league, Buttevant v Macroom B, Buttevant @ 10.45am.
Tuesday August 22nd, Linnane LC, Macroom A v Coachford A, Murrayfield @ 6.45pm.
Thursday Aug 24: Div 3 league, Macroom B v Los Zarcos, Town Park @ 6.45pm.

Macroom Golf Club

Results: 06-08-2017 Monthly Medal First Colm Creedon 10 Second PJ Healy 11 Club Singles First Peter O'Halloran 25 Second William Fuller 20
3-Aug-2017 Halpenny Golf Qualifier First Martin Corkery (Qualified) 16 41pts Second Jim Nolan ( Pre-Qualified) 10 38pts Third Jim Lordan (Qualified) 14 38pts
1-Aug-2017 Seniors Scramble First Tom Fitzgerald 11 Michael Dwyer 22 Mary Mc Elroy 36 44.1
10-Aug-2017--Halpenny Golf Qualifier-H/cap-CSS 38pts-Score
-First-Ciaran Galvin(Qualified)-15--41pts
-Second-Adam Murphy(Qualified)-18--40pts
08/08/2017--Munster seniors. -First-Denis O'Mahony-15-Kanturk-39pts. Second-Ted murphy-15--34pts -Cat 2 16-21 First-Philip Ward-18-Lisselan-40pts Second-Pat Connell-16--38pts Cat 3 22-28 -Tony Daly-22-Kanturk-37pts Second-Eugene O'Sullivan-22--36pts
7-Aug-2017--Viennese Waltz-H/cap--First-Charlie Ryan-18 Marie Kerr-17Margaret Ryan-36--85pts
Fixtures: Tue – Seniors Thur - Last day of HpG Open singles qualifier Sat & Sun - Junior Scratch Cup Sat & Sun - Club Singles

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Macroom golf team who defeated Berehaven in the first leg of the semi-final of the Juvenile West Cork Shield ©Lee Valley outlook