Lee Valley Outlook Aug. 31 2017 v14e18

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Codrum from Lackaduv ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Barn Dance in Coppeen Sat. 2nd Sept at 9.30pm.
West Cork Citizens Information stand at Coachford Post Office on Tues 5th Sep, 10am to 1pm.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Meeting Tues 5th Sept at 8pm in Museum. Know Your Rights.
Meeting of Croí na Laoi in Inchigeela hall on Tues. Sept 5th at 9pm.
Cúil Aodha Memorial Wall Celebrations. From 2.30p.m. on Sat 9th Sept.
Carriganima fun run/ walk Sat. Sept 9.
Kilmurry Historical field trip, Sun 10th Sept from museum at 2pm.
Mushera Platform Dance Sun. Sept. 10th from 3 - 5:30 pm.
KHAA talk Wed 13th Sept in Kilmurry Museum @8pm.
Marymount Hospice Coffee Day & Cake sale; Kilmurry Museum Thurs Sept. 14 8.30am to 4.30pm..
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Demo, Thurs 14th Sept. 8p.m. at Coolcower House
Bingo for Macroom Hospital in TP. Cotters on Fri Sept. 15th
Donoughmore Marymount coffee night Thurs Sept. 21st in Stuake Community Centre, 7pm -9pm.
Croí na Laoi launch of the walks Sat. 23rd of Sept. 11a.m. The Square, Inchigeela.
Inniscarra Historical Society presentation at Griffins Garden Centre at 8pm Wed 27th Sept

LVEB Events
Mary Coughlan – Fri. Sept. 8th at 8p.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. Sept. 2 and 9 at 12 noon.
Summer Stars presentation Sat. 2 at 3p.m.
Bookclub Wed. 6 at 11.30a.m.
Gramophone Circle Fri. 8 at 11a.m.
Purlies Spectacular Window Exhibition.
Art Exhibition by Eileen Creedon during September.

We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly Diary. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie

Macroom Updates

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Organists, Lieut. Brian McCarthy, U.S. Army, and Mary McSweeney, Macroom at the magnificent new organ in St. Colman’s Church, Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

Organ Recital

The magnificent new organ in St. Colman’s Church, Macroom, demonstrated its full potential to an appreciative audience at an inaugural recital on August 18. Lieut. Brian McCarthy, a music graduate and member of the US Army, was the organist and presented a varied and impressive programme. He opened with a Mendelssohn Sonata in four parts, the 2nd of which was particularly effective. This was followed by a contemplative Gregorian Ave Maria and a lively military march by Schubert. Irish traditional music, adapted or composed by Sir Charles Stanford, included St. Columba; Christ be with me; the haunting Londonderry Air and a forceful St. Patrick’s Breastplate. A reflective Nimrod Enigma Variations No 9 by Sir Edward Elgar followed. The final numbers were by Bach and Elgar - St. Anne prelude and fugue and O God, our help in ages past. Elgar’s composition for the British monarchy, Land of Hope and Glory, brought the performance to a lively conclusion.
David Butler, a lecturer in the music department at U.C.C., was Master of Ceremonies and introduced Padraig O’Donovan, the organ builder, and Lieut. McCarthy, who is unsure of his Irish roots but believes they are to be found in the diocese of Cloyne. He first came to Ireland to undertake a short organ course at U.C.C. He now serves in the US Army in South Carolina and also acts as church organist.

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Seán Ó Sé agus a chairde at fundraising concert in the Fr. Ryan Hall, Macroom. ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Senior Citizens Fundraiser

The 2017 fundraiser for Macroom and District Senior Citizens/ Active Retirement concluded on Wednesday, August 23 with a well attended concert in the Fr. Ryan Hall, at which Seán Ó Sé was the star attraction. The affable octogenarian, who has survived serious health hazards, was in fine voice and even finer form. His stories, some a bit risqué, had his audience in stitches, while his selection of songs had everyone tapping their toes and singing along. Carrigfergus was perhaps top of the list but Mountmassey, Bould Thady Quill, I’ll tell me Ma, The Jug of Punch, An Maidrín Rua brought back memories of school days. He gave us The Boys of Fair Hill, The Rose of Mooncoin, The Maid with the Bonnie Brown Hair, The Bog down in the Valley O, the Queen of Connemara and many more. Rousing ballads from Wexford included Boolavogue, The Boys of Wexford and Kelly, the Boy from Killane and a most entertaining evening concluded with Seán singing his beloved Banks and finally, his signature tune, An Puc ar Buille. Go maire sé agus go gcana sé céad.
Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retired Annual Fundraising took place during the month of August. This year the support the organisation received from both the public and the business sector was outstanding and all events were very well attended. The Coffee Morning was most sociable and the afternoon tea dance provided a great evening of dancing and singing and all those present enjoyed the tea and cakes on offer. The Annual Bring & Buy which is the main fund raising event proved to be a great success, with great prizes on the spin the wheel, plenty of cakes and jam’ on offer and the Shopeen stalls did good business as well. The Annual Raffle also took place and the following were the winners : €350 Kieran and Declan Kiley, €250 Phil Lehane, €150. Teresa Buckley, €100. Clare Dinneen, €50. Mary Mc Sweeney. The final event was a very well attended Concert with Sean O Se who was accompanied by Pat and Mary Burke and an excellent night was had by all. The Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank all those who supported all the above events and to all the businesses, those who supplied baking and all those who handed in items to the Fr. Ryan Hall we say thank you very much.

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Macroom Food Festival 2016. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Food Festival 2017

Macroom Food Festival 2017 will run from Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th September. It will start with a Vintage Tea Dance on Thursday evening at The Castle Hotel. Friday will see the return of An Artisan Affair at The Riverside Park Hotel, which will showcase the vast array of Macroom’s local produce, prepared by local chefs, in a memorable tasting menu. Tickets are already on sale for this popular event. Saturday morning will star Kids Zone Marquee on the Main Square, with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Hooparella Crafts, etc. Macroom Taste Trail will take gourmets on a delicious trek from pub to shop to cafe and restaurant around Macroom in the afternoon. From 5.00pm, the Main Square will host the International Food Flavours Marquee, with dishes from around the world. Saturday evening aims to set the record for Macroom’s biggest outdoor céilí, with plenty of sustenance from a mini gourmet market. Sunday will be the climax of the weekend, with the square transformed into a massive outdoor food market, 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. 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.

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Press launch of 2017 Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally which runs in Macroom Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 ©

International Car Rally for Macroom

The official press launch of the 2017 Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally took place in Macroom. The night’s activities started off with a photo shoot at the Castle Gates in the Square room before moving to the Riverside Park hotel, where a a large crowd had gathered. A display of rally cars on show at the hotel allowed supporters to a preview of some of the machinery that will participate in the Rally. This was followed by some Rally clips, speeches and the launch of the promotional video for the event. In attendance where Ian Doyle, Deputy Mayor of Cork County, Aindrias Moynihan TD , Pat O'Connell, Chairman, Lee Valley Enterprise Board and Sergeants Brendan O'Sullivan and Brian Hart of the Garda Síochána. With the large crowd in attendance and the success of the launch night, it bodes well for the event itself which will take place from the 29th of September until the 1st of October. The Macroom fundraising committee of the Cork 20 would also like to thank all of the businesses and traders in Macroom and the Lee Valley who have generously supported the event and who took time out to attend the press launch. A total of sixteen stages will be run over the two days. The compact route over the two days will have a centralised service, scrutiny and trailer park. The Classic stages such as Kilnamartyra (which Sebastian Loeb stated as being one of the best he ever competed on), Fuhiry, Lough Allua, will be some of the stages being used in similar formats to what was used in years gone by. The Headquarters for the weekend will be the Riverside Park Hotel. It is shaping up to be a great weekend and a huge boost to the area. There will also be TV coverage of the stages and area being shown worldwide. Come out and see the event and support the local entries.

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Conducting auditions for the historical musical, ‘Sir Henry’, which will be staged in Macroom in late October, are Cathal Mac Cabe, Director; Ann Dunne, Musical Director and Alan Kiely, joint composer. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Musical Historical Intrigue in Macroom

Auditions for a new historical musical, to be staged in Macroom in late October – early November, took place at the Riverside Park Hotel recently. Conducting the auditions were Cathal Mac Cabe, former head of music at RTE, who will direct the show; Ann Dunne, Musical Director and Alan Kiely, who composed the musical with Kevin Connolly. It was heartening to see many familiar faces among the aspiring actors and singers. They have graced the stage at the Riverside Park, the Briery Gap, the Everyman Theatre and the Opera House with previous Lee Valley productions and are guaranteed to again present an entertaining and polished performance.
‘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.
Based on documented fact and Cork legend, the story traces the abduction in 1797 of heiress, Mary Pike (21), who came from a wealthy family of brewers, millers and glassmakers. She was kidnapped by the 41 year old roué and his friend, Coughlan, as she left the home of her uncle, Cooper Penrose, in the Vienna Woods area of the city. She was imprisoned at Vernon Mount before being rescued. The hunt for her kidnapper and how he was able to ride roughshod over the laws of the time seem incomprehensible in the 21st century (or maybe not). His eventual capture, conviction and transportation to New South Wales are the stuff of legend.

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Deora Dé ag sileadh i Máigh Chromtha ©Con Kelleher.

Macroom Library

On Saturday, September 2nd and 9th there will be Story Time at 12 noon for children 3 - 8 years old. It’s back to school time again for all the boys and girls. We hope they enjoyed the Summer Stars Reading campaign and we are having a presentation of Certs for those who took part on Saturday 2nd September at 3p.m Everyone’s name will be put in the hat that day for a draw for books and book tokens and there will be also be some nibbles.
It’s also the time of year when thoughts turn to adult education classes or other evening hobbies and Macroom library receives many posters and brochures to advertise these among our patrons. Drop in and find out what’s on offer.
The Purlies ‘Red hot Chilli Peppers Orchestra’ display in the library window will stay there until after the food festival. The group next meets on Thursday 7th September at 11.30. All levels of knitter welcome. Help always on hand for difficult patterns! Bookclub reconvenes at 11.30 on Wednesday September 6th at 11.30. There is a limit of 10 members to the bookclub and we may have a vacancy or two this year. If you are interested in joining, ring 026 42483. Bridge and Ciorcal Cainte will resume later in the month. Eileen Creedon is our art exhibitor for September. Friday 8th we have our first music morning of the season, with Eileen Hackett as presenter. All are welcome to this free and friendly event at which refreshments will be served. We would like to thank our Heritage week speakers, Ted Cook for his wonderful talk about the Gearagh SAC and and Deirdre McCarthy and Ken Hanley for their talk on the archaeology of the Macroom bypass.
Library opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday 10.00 to 5.30 and Tuesday 10.00 to 7.30pm. Membership is free and includes internet access and a host of electronic resources. Drop in for a brochure to learn more.

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 participate 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 and her band are bringing her new show Live & Kicking to Irish Venues Nationwide this autumn. It is a celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in the music business. Live & Kicking will feature all the songs that are close to Mary’s heart and life. September 8th at 8p.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. 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! 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.

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Early rehearsal for Grease Lightning which will be staged in Macroom in early October. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Grease Lightning

Lee Valley Youth Theatre group is busily rehearsing for the popular musical, Grease Lightning! which will be staged at the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom in early October. The show is directed by Margo Carlisle, Carlisle Stage School, Cork. This exciting musical, which is set in California in the 1950s, features high school romance, beach parties, teenage angst and great songs and dance routines. Songs include Greased Lightning, Summer Nights, You’re the One, Tears on my Pillow, Cool Rider, Look at me; I’m Sandra Dee.


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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.

New School Year. Most schools have reopened in recent days. We hope that teachers and pupils had a happy and healthy holiday. We look forward to hearing from you during the 2017 - 18 school year and will welcome photographs of incoming classes and ongoing highlights. Please send in jpg, large format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We aim to feature more local history in the magazine and would appreciate input from parishes and schools. Profiles of villages 50 and 100 years ago, detailing shops, pubs, post offices, creameries, craftspeople etc would be particularly welcome, as well as old photographs, of course.

Barn Dance in Coppeen 2nd September at 9.30pm. Music by “Breakaway”. Everybody welcome. Money raised is for Coppeen Community Council.

West Cork Citizens Information Service will have a stand at Coachford Post Office on Tuesday 5th September, 10am to 1pm.

Kilmurry Active Retirement Meeting Tuesday 5th September at 8pm in Museum. Know Your Rights. A speaker from Citizens Information will give a presentation on their free independent and confidential information service.

Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association’s Bridget Goulding will lead a field trip to 4,500 year old ancient site of Cnoc an Tobair, Kilmurry on Sunday 10th September. It will leave the museum at 2pm. Children and everyone are invited to attend. Síle Healy will give a talk on "The Kilmurry Boycott, Kidnapping and Kilbonane connection" on Wednesday 13th September in Kilmurry Museum @8pm.Everyone welcome.

Mushera Platform Dance Last dance of the season will take place Sunday, September 10th from 3 - 5:30 pm. Music by the Hillbillies. All welcome!

Marymount Hospice Annual Coffee Day & Cake sale in Kilmurry Museum on Thursday 14th September from 8.30am to 4.30pm.. All welcome!

Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Demonstration with Betty Cumiskey (Wexford) AOIFA, entitled “Gems with Stems”, is on Thursday 14th September at 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House, Macroom, 026-41695. Sales Table: Plant Slips/ Cuttings from your Garden. Club Competitions. Doors open 7p.m. Further details 087-9821708. All are welcome.
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.
Donoughmore Marymount Fundraising Group is holding its annual coffee night on Thursday, September 21st in the Community Centre in Stuake from 7pm -9pm. Tickets on sale on the night and in local shops, with lots of prizes to be won. Your generous donations of home baking would be greatly appreciated and may be delivered on the day from 2pm to the community centre. Books and bric- a- brac may be delivered on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th, 10am -12 midday, to facilitate their display to best advantage and convenience. Raffle starts at 8.30 on the night, with bric -a – brac, home grown vegetables, home baking, nail art etc. so come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all in a good cause. Two Lenovo Tablets for auction on the night. Everyone welcome.
Inniscarra Historical Society will host a presentation by Richard Forest, entitled "Christian Names and their Origins", at Griffins Garden Centre at 8pm Wednesday 27th September. Members free; non members €3. All welcome.

Loch Allua Golf Captain's Prize 2017. Mr. Barry Mills, recently hosted his prize at Faithlegg Golf Resort in Co Waterford. 20 members travelled, with high hopes of lifting this much-coveted prize, the pinnacle of our golfing year. All the practice, training & hard work on his short game finally paid off for Anthony Hartnett when he beat last year’s winner, Cathal O'Sullivan on the back nine. Well done Anthony, a very worthy winner indeed. Well done to Barry for choosing an excellent venue for what was a most enjoyable outing. Our next outing is to Cobh G.C on Sept 16th @ 11am. New members & guests are very welcome as always.

Kilmichael Pitch and Putt Captain’s Prize. Captain, Brendan Swanton, presented his prize to Dan Kiely, winner with 91points. Michael Vaughan (11) won 2nd prize and was best gross winner. 2nd Nett Brendan Swanton 90pts 2nd gross Jimmy O’Donoghue -6. Beginners nett Bill Barry.

Macroom Farmers’ Market in SuperValu car park every second Sunday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. With farm fresh produce, jewellery, crafts, tea/ coffee. September 10 and 24.

Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day 2017 was a victim of the bad weather on Sunday, August 20th. They hope to reschedule the event in October.

Fundraiser: The first annual COPD Support Ireland and Irish Cancer Research fundraiser weekend was recently hosted by Emma Deed in Ballyvourney and Macroom. A huge success that made over €600. It was held in honour of Emma's father who passed away due to COPD in the last year. Emma would like to sincerely thank all who took part in the weekend, the volunteers, all local businesses who gave generously to the raffle, to DJ Denny Cee, Photographer Connie Cronin and to the venues, Macroom Leisure Centre and The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto Results. 2/8/2017. No Jackpot winner. €70 Helen O' Brien, Clondrohid Village €20 each Cian Creedon, Bawnmore Patrick McSweeney, Mount Cross Sean Murphy, The Pub Carriganima Ted Cronin, Mullinroe, Clondrohid
9/8/2017. No Jackpot winner. €70 Mary Cooney c/o The Greyhound Bar €20 each Dolly Ring, Carriganima Gobnait & Matthew Kelleher, Gurrane Rebecca Desmond, Coolacusane Deirdre Buckley, Coolnadane
16/8/2017. Numbers: 9, 12, 25 One €2000 Jackpot winner. Kathleen Twomey, Carriganima Seller: Sheila Walsh, Carriganima. €70 Aoibhe Creedon, Bawnmore €20 each - Cian O’Leary, Gortnalicka, Clondrohid Siobhan Spillane, Ballinagree Con Shannon, c/o Murray’s Bar Pat Coakley, Inchigeela
23/8/2017 Jackpot €1.000. €70 - Jerh Murphy, Sally Gardens, Macroom €20 each Anne O' Riordan, 3 St. Gobnait's Tce. Ballymakeera Patrick Casey, Rusheen Cross Norma O'Donnell, c/o The Laine Bar Claire Manning, c/o The Laine Bar.

Kilmichael GAA Lotto 14.08.2017: Numbers 1-4-5-16; No Jackpot winner; €50 Kathleen Dromey, c/o Dromeys; €25 each to Mary O'Donovan, c/o Joan Masters; Darragh M. & Aidan Mc Mall & Kealkil; John Froggatt, c/o 5 Roads, Terelton Kilmichae
21.08.2017: Numbers 2-9-15 -34; No Jackpot winner; €50 John Collins, Dromleigh; €25 each to Donie O'Regan, Grange, Clonmel; Sarah Forde, Renacahera; Donie O'Regan, Grange, Clonmel; Jackpot next week €12,100.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 15/08/2017. Jackpot €1.800. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 15-19-34. €70 Mary Foskett, 15 Castle Court €20 each. Margaret Coakley, Inchigeela, Marcella O'Neill, Cloughduv. Laura O'Mahony, Clondrohid. John T. Roche, Dripsey. Mary O'Mahony, Cork Street.
22/08/2017 Jackpot €2,000. No winner. Numbers drawn: 3-8-36. €70 Angela Cahill, Coolcower €20 each. Serena O'Shea, Castle Court. Derek Griffin, Heron's Wood, Carrigaline. Con Cronin, Codrum. Mary Cooney, Greyhound Bar. John O' Mahony, Cork Street.

Macroom F.C. Lotto 21/08/17 Jackpot €7,200. Numbers drawn: 13, 20, 24. No Winner €80 Shauna Cunningham c/o Greyhound €20 each Alesha Noonan c/o Po'R Bernie Cross c/o Darrin Gobnait Riordan c/o Fudge Kathryn o Farrell c/o Darrin
28/08/17 Jackpot €7,400. Numbers drawn: 21, 22, 31. No Winner €80 Kathleen o Riordan c/o Joan €20 each. Finbarr Kelly c/o Fudge Christina Dunton c/o Greyhound Alex and Cian Cotter c/o Breda
Annette o Callaghan c/o June

Coachford AFC Lotto Results. 21/8/2017. Jackpot: €2,400. Numbers Drawn: 12 – 21 – 31. No Winner. €40 Barry Riordan (Yearly Ticket), €20 Hancie Casey, Olive O’Sullivan, Jerh Crowley, Louise Lyons.
28/8/2017. Jackpot: €2,600. Numbers Drawn: 28 – 32 – 34. No Winner. €40 Danni & Katy, €20 Paddy & Tracy, Aidan & Ian Barry Murphy, Breda O’Connell, Orla Maher.

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Colourful Macroom c. Con Kelleher

Lee Valley Updates

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Members of Craobh Lachtaín Naofa CCÉ, Cill na Martra, enjoyed success at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis recently. Prizewinners: Comhrá Gaeilge U9: 1st Finín Ó Conaill; Comhrá Gaeilge 15-18: 2nd Caitríona Ní Chonaill; Amhráin Nuacheaptha, Gaeilge: 2nd Seán Ó Muimhneacháin; Scéalaíocht O18: 2nd Seán Ó Muimhneacháin; Amhránaíocht - Mná O18: 3rd Danielle Ní Chéilleachair; Ellen de Búrca 1st Céilí Ochtair, Mná (Faoi 12); 1st Rince Céilí Ochtair, Measctha (Faoi 12) le CCÉ Kilcummin, Ciarraí. Comhghairdeas libh go léir!
Finín Ó Conaill was an All-Ireland winner at the age of eight, taking first place in Comhrá Gaeilge U9, while his sister Caitríona was runner-up at Comhrá Gaeilge 15-18 years. Seán Ó Muimhneacháin won second place in both Scéalaíocht and Newly-Composed Songs as Gaeilge and Danielle Ní Chéilleachair finished third in women's Irish singing over 18. Branch member Ellen de Búrca, dancing with Kilcummin Comhaltas group, earned first place in 8-hand céilí dancing, both women's and mixed U12.

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Páistí ó Campa Samhraidh Chill na Martra le Seán Powter ó Pheileadoirí Chorcaí ©Joan Mcloughlin

Clondrohid Updates

Carriganima fun run/walk in aid of Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals, is on Saturday September 9. Registration at 2.30 at pub. Race starts at 3.30. Adult: €10, U18 €5 €20 for family. Music that night with Peter Lane, and a big raffle. Come out and support the organisers in this great event.
Leaving Cert: Clondrohid Development Group, on behalf of everyone in the parish, would like to wish all those who got their Leaving Cert results recently, every good wish in their choice of career. Well done.
Active retired Group: Keep it in mind, a meeting will be held in Sept in Community Hall with the intention of setting up a group in Clondrohid and surrounding areas. More info later.
G.A.A.News: Congrats to the u14s who defeated near neighbours, Aghinagh, in a League Final in torrential rain in Kilnamartyra on a score line of 3 11 to 2 09. A large crowd turned out to cheer on their teams. Well done. Clondrohid U8s hosted Aghinagh. Both clubs fielded 3 teams and played 7 a side. All 3 games were even and sportingly contested. The standard of football on display was very impressive for 6, 7 & 8 year olds. Amazingly all 3 games ended in sporting "draws". Well done to everyone involved, and thanks to Aghinagh for travelling. Results: U 16. Clondrohid 1 13, Kilmurry 0 11. Junior C League Clondrohid 1 12, Ballingeary 1 8.

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On the catwalk at the Fashion Show at Inchigeela Festival ©Lee Valley Outlook

Inchigeela Updates

Inchigeela Festival 2017 was again a resounding success. As has become par for the course, the programme opened with a very successful, well attended fashion show on the Thursday night. Not surprisingly, 99.9% of the audience was female! The show, which featured clothes, shoes and accessories from Mahon Point Shopping Centre, was presented by Dee Kelly Morgan, Style Advisor. A professional hairdresser and make-up artist helped with the commentary, giving helpful beauty tips and suggestions. Nine local women volunteers were most professional models. Ciara, Marie, Tracey, Rosarie. Selina, Ali, Paula and two Marys took to the catwalk to the manner born. In the second half they were escorted by very debonair male models, probably seeking to emulate Paul Galvin! The prize for best dressed lady in the audience went to Olympic race walker, Olive Loughnane, winner of a gold medal at the 2009 World Championships.
Inchigeela Calendar 2018. Last year, the Inchigeela Calendar sold over 150 copies, which travelled from Inchigeela to Cork city, to the UK, and to various parts of America and Australia, providing the Irish Diaspora with images of home and making those of us living here realise how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful area. At the same time, money was raised and put back into the community. This year, the proceeds from the Inchigeela Calendar will go towards the the restoration and preservation of the Holy Trinity Church and graveyard, which is a long-tern project supported by the Heritage Council and Cumann Staire Uíbh Laoire. Anyone interested in contributing to next year's calendar can email their favourite photos taken in Inchigeela during 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Follow "Inchigeela News" on Facebook for updates.
Walking Routes. The walking routes have now been mapped and will be sign posted shortly by Croí na Laoi. To mark the launch of the walks a special morning’s walk is planned for Saturday, 23rd of September, with a special invited guest to cut the ribbon to launch the walking project at 11am. in "The Square", Inchigeela.
Mid Cork Semi Final. The Junior A team fought back bravely from certain defeat in the last minute to gain a draw with Canovee, in a match that kept supporters on both sides on their toes right to the game’s end on Sunday last in Macroom. While some of the game will not be remembered for great football, there were moments when both teams impressed the crowd and maybe on another occasion, on a lighter turf, Iveleary would pull away from a heavier Canovee team that couldn’t equal Iveleary fitness. A lucky goal and a late penalty gave Canovee a slightly unmerited gloss on the scoreboard . So, maybe overall, another day out will be the fairest result.
Walk into History. The Iveleary Cumann Staire invited the public to a guided walk of some historic locations in the western side of our parish recently. I joined the walk which was led by Sean Ó Suilleabhain of Curraithe and Cathaoirleach of the Cumann. About 25 of us were treated to a most entertaining and informative tour of local History and Mythology. Starting at Casadh na Spride, Sean told of the scary Púca who tormented travellers on the old roadway (which wasn’t the old roadway but that’s a different story!) by asking them riddles before disappearing into the night. We then moved onto the Stepping Stones which is called a clapper bridge, crossing the nearby Lee. There are 10 of such little bridges in Munster and 4 of these are local. Moving on to Gougane Barra, we were told of the many different stories about St Finbarr and how Loch Allua was really formed by a hunted serpent! Sean then took us through The Holy Island’s old buildings, explaining their purpose and age as we went. I noticed that we were joined by total strangers who obviously found the talk as fascinating as ourselves. A huge cast of characters closely connected to Gougane Barra were brought to life again :The Tailor and Anstie, Eric Cross, Fr Traynor, Tom Barry and his Flying Colum, Seamus Murphy, the sculptor, pilgrimages and faction fights, wealthy tourists and poor beggarmen. Míle buíochas do Sheán ar son tráthnóna thar bharr.
Meeting. A meeting of Croí na Laoi will be held in the Parish Hall Inchigeela on Tuesday evening September 5th at 9pm.

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Kilmurry Historical Society’s visit to Lissarda House on Hidden Gems tour during Heritage Week. ©

Hidden Gems of Kilmurry

Celebrating heritage week and the first anniversary of the opening of Independence Museum in Kilmurry, members of the Historical and Archaeological Society went on a bus tour to find the parish’s hidden gems. Two buses transported 80 people to Warrenscourt, Warrensgrove, Lissarda House, Ryecourt and Belmount House. Thanks to the owners of the properties for permitting the visit. The tour started in Kilmurry on 19th August at 11am and proceeded past the grotto and Cnoc an Tobair. Along the way, the history of various sites was explained. The Duggan family welcomed the visitors to Warrenscourt House and Aidan O Sullivan traced the history of the Warren family. At Warrensgrove, Síle Healy gave an in-depth description of the house. Brian Mahony welcomed the tourists to Lissarda House, where they viewed the main rooms and were treated to tea and music in the garden. The tour then headed to Moviddy cemetery and Belmount House and to Ryecourt, where Síle Healy gave a talk on the Rye family history. At St Helen’s Church of Ireland in Aherla, Síle Healy related the history of the church. The last stop was back at the Museum where all were treated to tea and sandwiches and visited the museum downstairs.

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.Muintir Uí Mhuineacháin, Cathair, ag ceiliúradh an gaisce a dhein John, Finbarr, Connie & Mick Moynihan & John O'Leary agus iad ag druidim i dtreo deireadh an Tour de Munster ©Nóirín Uí Thuama.

Tour de Munster from Ballingeary and Kilmichael

Perhaps uniquely, the four Moynihan brothers – John, Michael, Connie and Finbarr, Ballingeary, together with their brother-in-law, John O’Leary, and two friends – Jerry Masters and Seán Collins, Kilmichael, recently completed the Tour de Munster, and in the process, collected more than €10,000 for charity. They were part of a group of more than a 100 amateur cyclists - male and female - who finished the gruelling 640 kilometres race held over 4 consecutive days in August. Down Syndrome Ireland and its Munster branches are the principal beneficiaries; other charities such as Cope, West Cork Down Syndrome Support Group and Morehaven Centre, Tipperary, will also receive considerable support. Since the Tour began 17 years ago, more than €2 million has been collected and has had a life-changing impact on many people.
The Moynihans, John O’Leary and Jerry Masters have been cycling for years and have participated in the Tour on many occasions. It was Seán Collins’s first venture. Starting and finishing in Cork, the Tour goes through Waterford and Tipperary and on to Killaloe in Clare; south through Limerick, west to Dingle and then back to Kenmare and on through Glengarriff to return to Cork, where they must conquer Patrick’s Hill to reach the finishing line. Overall weather conditions were pretty good but they did have rain in Clare. Seán Kelly has been a long-term associate of the event.

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Maighréad Ní Luasa, Scrahan, agus Seán O’Sullivan, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh who were married recently at St. Gobnaits Church, Ballyvourney . ©Phillip Cullinane.

Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí

Falla Cuimhneacháin Chúil Aodha. Beidh ócáid suntasach ag ceiliúradh cultúr agus oidhreacht sráidbhaile Gaeltachta Chúil Aodha ar siúl ar an Satharn, 9ú Meán Fómhair. Tá togra trí bliana de chuid Coiste Bailte Slachthmara Cúil Aodha i gcomhar le Comhairle Contae Chorcaí tagtha chun críche agus tá sé sin á cheiliúradh ag an bpobal áitiúil leis an gclár imeachtaí seo a leanas.
Ceiliúrfar Aifreann cuimhneacháin i Séipéal Chúil Aodha ar a 2:30in ar an Satharn, 9úMeán Fómhair, leis an slua a bheidh i láthair á thabhairt ina dhiaidh sin chuig an láthair chuimhneacháin i gcroílár an tsráidbhaile ag píobairí áitiúla, áit ina mbeidh 11 leac cuimhneacháin á nochtadh i ndíl chuimhne filí, cumadóirí, amhránaithe, scéalaithe, ceoltóirí agus iad siúd a sheas go díograiseach ar son an cheantair Ghaeltachta tábhachtach seo sna bliata atá caite. Léifear nóta ar leith sula dtabharfar cuireadh do dhuine muinteartha le gach duine de na pearsaí ar leith na leaca cuimhneacháin a nochtadh.Déanfar an láthair a bheannú sula gcríochnaíonn an ócáid le ceiliúradh mór in Áras Eamonn Mac Suibhne áit ina mbeidh fáilte chroíúil roimh gach éinne.
Déanfar leaca a nochtadh do Dómhnall Ó Mulláin, Amhlaoibh Ó Loingsigh, Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin, Dómhnall Ó Ceocháin, Ruth Ó Riada, Pádraig Mac Suibhne, Seán Ó Duinnín agusDómhnall Bán Ó Céileachair.Déanfar leaca a nohctadh chomh maith do Champlacht C – Óglaigh na hÉireann Cúil Aodha, Camplacht C – Cumann na mBan Cúil Aodha, agus leac eile ag tabhairt aitheantas don úinéir talún áitiúil a thug an chloch álainn don togra seo.
Níl sa liosta anseo thuas ach an chéad sciar de go leor eile a gcuirfear leaca cuimhneacháin in airde ina leith sna blianta le teacht.
cuirtear le feidhmiúlacht an tsuímh leis an láthair athchúrsála á ionchorprú isteach ann chomh maith. Tá neart ama caite ag ealaíontóir áitiúil Nora Uí Dhuinnín ag iompú na boscaí athchúrsála seo isteach i saothar ealaíne gleoite mar choillearnach sí.
Ghabh Cathaoirleach an Choiste Bailte Slachthmara, Gearóid Ó Loingsighbuíochas le gach éinne a d’oibrigh chomh dian chun an láthair seo a chlaochlú, tá tacaíocht thar cuimse tugtha ag James Dwyer, Innealtóir Áitiúil Chomhairle Contae Chorcaí agus an fhoireann ar fad in Oifig na Comhairle i Maigh Chromtha. Mór-pháirtithe eile an togra iad Údarás na Gaeltachta, ESBIWind Development – Cnocán an Phóna agus Comhaltas Cosanta Chúil Aodha.
Beidh sriantaí tráchta i bhfeidhm sa sráidbhaile idir 3:00in agus 4:30in ar an Satharn, 9ú Meán Fómhair.

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Cumann na dTuismitheoirí, Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne ag searmanas in onóir Breandán Ó Lionáird, a d’éirigh as a phost mar Phríomhoide le déanaí. ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Cúil Aodha Memorial Wall. A significant event celebrating the culture and heritage of the mid Cork Gaeltacht of Cúil Aodha will take place on Saturday 9th September. A three year long project by Coiste Bailte Slachthmara Cúil Aodha, in conjunction with Cork County Council, has reached completion and the community are celebrating with the following programme of events.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Séipéal Chúil Aodha at 2:30pm on Saturday 9th September, those gathered will then be led by local pipers to the memorial site in the centre of the village where 11 memorial plaques will be unveiled, commemorating local poets, songwriters, singers, storytellers, musicians and those who who have advocated for this important Gaeltacht region in years past. An individual citation will be read before a relative of each person being remembered will be invited to unveil the individual plaques. Blessing of the site will take place before the event concludes with a celebration in Áras Eamonn Mac Suibhne where all will be most welcome.
Plaques will be unveiled to Dómhnall Ó Mulláin, Amhlaoibh Ó Loingsigh, Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin, Dómhnall Ó Ceocháin, Ruth Ó Riada, Pádraig Mac Suibhne, Seán Ó Duinnín andDómhnall Bán Ó Céileachair. Plaques will also be unveiled to C Company Old IRA Cúil Aodha, C Company Cumman na mBan Cúil Aodha, and another plaque will acknowledge the local landowner who donated the beautiful stone for this project.
The above are only the first of many more who it is hoped will be commemorated at this site in the coming years.
The functionality of the site is further enhanced with the incorporation of a recycling bin area. Local artist Nora Dinneen has spent many hours turning these recycling bins into a fairytale wonderland. Coiste Bailte Slachthmara chairman Gearóid Ó Loingsigh paid tribute to all those who have worked so hard to transform this site, the support of Cork County Council Local Area Engineer James Dwyer and all the staff in the Macroom Council Office has been nothing short of magnificent. Other major contributors to the project have been Údarás na Gaeltachta, ESBI Wind Development - Grousemount and Comhaltas Cosanta Chúil Aodha. Traffic restrictions through the village will be in place from 3:00pm to 4:30pm on Saturday 9th September.


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An slua ar Aifreann ag Tobair Lachtaín, Cloch Aidhneach, Cill na Martra ©

Ancient Worship at Cloch Aidhneach

Tobair Lachtaín, at Clohina, Réidh na nDoirí, has been reopened to the public, thanks to Coiste Forbartha Réidh na nDoirí, the voluntary work of a number of locals and funding from Airtricity, Cork County Council, and wind energy developer. Michael Murnane. Fr. Browne, P.P. Cill na Martra, celebrated Mass at Tobair Lachtaín at its official reopening in August. The site is now easily accessible, with signposting on the L3402 Béal Átha ’n Ghaorthaidh road. Tobair Lachtaín, which has two basins just inches apart, has a year-round water supply reputed to be a cure for eye ailments. Though a popular site of pilgrimage, rounds and prayer within living memory, the wells, dedicated to the 6th century Saint Lachtaín, had fallen into disuse and become overgrown until the recent restoration work.
Clohina, Cloch Aidhneach, ‘The Fire Altar’, is a place of ancient sacrifice and worship, dating back to the Druids. Fire ceremonies and sacrifices took place here, particularly at Bealtaine and Samhain. The pagan site was Christianised when St Lachtaín founded a church, Cill Lachtaín, near the ancient highway, Bealach Feabhrach. After his death, relics of Naomh Lachtaín, notably Lámh Lachtaín, were preserved here. Pilgrims came in great numbers and the church came to be known as Cill na Martra, (the church of the relics), giving the parish its name. A 12th century bronze and silver reliquary of ‘Lámh Lachtaín’, purportedly made to contain some of his bones, is now housed in the National Museum in Dublin.
Lachtaín, born around 550, died in 622 and his feast day is celebrated on March 19. He is also the patron saint of Donoughmore. No trace of Lachtaín’s original church is now visible, it having been plundered by the Danes, rebuilt and finally abandoned in the 16th Century. He is said to have been a stoneworker and the beautifully carved twin fonts, hollowed or bored down into the solid rock, may well be samples of his craftsmanship. “They are most perfectly round in shape, of equal size, and similar in every respect, being about 3ft deep by 18” in diameter, with a dividing wall of 4” between them. From an artistic point of view they are simply marvels of perfection. So beautifully polished is their finish that not the least mark or impression of the tools with which they were made is discernible” wrote Clohina man, Conor Murphy, in the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society journal in 1895. “A very singular thing in connection with them is that while they have no visible source of supply or outlet, yet they keep filled with water all the year round, even in the driest summer season.” Despite being just inches apart, the two wells are said to contain water of different colours, one appearing green and the other brown. Finding a frog in the waters is said to be very significant. Some visitors throw coins into the wells; others use a stone to score the rock with the sign of the cross. Rounds are no longer done at the site, but pilgrims still gather to pray to the parish saint and to bathe their eyes, rather than drinking the water as at other holy sites. A third well dedicated to Lachtaín is believed to remain undiscovered in the vicinity. A cross erected in the Holy Year, 1950, by Muintir na Tíre, served to mark the site of the wells until the current round of works. Nellie Leary, whose family owned the land, looked after the well The current project would not have been possible without the co-operation of land owners, John O’Connor and Colm O’Leary.
Buíochas le saothar Pet Ui Chonaill, Conor Murphy agus Slí na Staire.

An Máistir – Christy Ring

Cork County championship matches between Glen Rovers and U.C.C. in the 1960s were no place for the fainthearted. While the hurling was fast, furious and skilful, sparks often flew and more than one encounter ended up in an enquiry before county board officials. So, when the crowd assembled in the old Cork Athletic Grounds on the 25th June 1967 – fifty years ago – for the latest chapter in the Glen Rovers v U.C.C. saga, there was a sense that something special could unfold before them.
But the game was a dour enough struggle and pretty uneventful, with Glen Rovers winning through to the next round. As the supporters trooped home afterwards, they may have been just a little disappointed that they had seen nothing special. But, unknown to themselves at the time, they had been present at a very special occasion in the history of the G.A.A., and they had become part of Cork hurling history. After twenty-seven years of senior championship combat, they had seen Christy Ring play his very last competitive game of hurling. Even though Glen Rovers won the game and so, proceeded to the next round, Christy contacted the club later in the week to tell them that it was all over; he was retiring from the game that he had graced for so long. Had it been announced beforehand that this would be Christy’s last ever competitive appearance, the grounds would have been full in celebration of the greatest. As it was, he bowed out as he wanted to, with no fanfare and fuss.
Ring’s direct opponent in his final game was Tom Field from Kilbrin, near Kanturk. Field was twenty-two years old: Christy was forty-seven. Ring had won four or five All Ireland medals before Field was even born. Ring had obviously grown older and had slowed down. There were instances where he stayed back and did not go for it. On the other hand, Ring gave and took punishment like a person half his age, and he played the whole game that day. While Ring played no further part in the remaining games, the Glen went on to win another County title, giving Ring his record 14th County Senior Hurling medal.
Ring died on March 2, 1979, aged 58. In his graveside oration, his team-mate and then Taoiseach, Jack Lynch. concluded by saying, “and men who are fathers and grandfathers now will tell their children and grandchildren with pride that they saw Christy Ring play. The story will pass from generation to generation and so it will live”, and, in a voice unsteady with emotion, Lynch continued – “But more and more will be said and written of him as long as young men will match their hurling skills against each other on Ireland’s green fields; as long as young boys swing their camáns for the sheer thrill of the tingle in their fingers of the impact of ash on leather, as long as hurling is played, the story of Ring will be told. And that will be forever.”
Dónal Ó hIarflaithe, Baile Mhúirne.


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


As we start to clear crops from the greenhouse /polytunnel, you can use the available space to grow winter salad crops such as lettuce, cabbage, radish, chard, land cress, corn salad, claytonia and texsel greens. These plants will provide fantastic greens (and bundles of Vit C) during the winter and if you sow enough of them, they may even keep you in greens until the first new season crops arrive next Spring. They will grow more slowly than they would earlier in the season, but if you sow them now, they will put a burst of growth on before the real cold weather sets in.
Things to do in September Lift crops which have finished growing and dress bare soil with manure, compost (or plant green manures). Wasps can be problematic as fruit ripens so make traps from jars of sugary water. Remove surplus leaves from tomato plants which allows air to circulate and sunshine to fall on the fruit. Go blackberry picking!
Sow. Last month for sowing perpetual spinach, chard and oriental salads – it will be worth it in the New Year when there’s almost nothing else to eat, so get sowing! In the polytunnel/ greenhouse sow lettuce, mustard, cress, basil, coriander, parsley, radish, dwarf early pea, broadbean, cauliflower seed, rocket, onion seed and garlic. Outside sow white turnip seeds and autumn onion sets, e.g. ‘centurion’ and ‘sturon’. Plant out strawberry runners. Pot up some parsley for winter use.
Harvest. Lift onions and leave to dry out in sun or in the polytunnel/ greenhouse for two weeks. Apples, plums, pears are now in season. Continue to harvest salad leaves, tomatoes, radish, potatoes, carrots, turnips, beetroots, cauliflower, cucumbers, peppers, beans, courgettes, spinach, leeks, red cabbage, summer cabbage, aubergine, sweet corn.
Recipe of the Month – Glut-Buster Seasonal Slaw which will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge and serves 4.
Ingredients: 2 beets, peeled and shredded; 2 small carrots, shredded; 1/4 cabbage, thinly sliced; 2 lemons, zest and juice; 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar; 4 Tablespoons vegetable or olive oil; 1 Tablespoon honey; 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated; Salt and pepper to taste.
Directions: Combine the vegetables with lemon zest in a very large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients with lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add it to the vegetables and mix well.

Sports Mad

Can it be 7-in-a-row?

Cork 6 – 19 Galway 1 - 10
After a stuttering start to the 2017 championship, Cork defeated Galway by 24 points to book a place in the last four of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship. Even without injured 2016 Player of the Year, Bríd Stack, the Rebels were hugely impressive as they scored six goals in Mullingar to set up a September 2 semi-final clash with Mayo, who defeated Donegal. In the first semi-final of the year, Dublin decimated Kerry, 5 – 10 to 0 – 11 and await the result of the Cork v Mayo game to determine their opponents in the final on September 24. They have a long and bitter history of being defeated by Cork, usually by 1 point. But 2017 is a whole new chapter in Ladies Gaelic Football.
A devastating scoring blitz approaching half-time in this All-Ireland quarter-final put paid to the challenge of the Connacht champions as Cork went from three points behind midway through the first half to 12 clear at the break. Ephie Fitzgerald’s in-form charges produced arguably their best display under his stewardship, scoring 3-11 without reply in a scintillating spell before and after the break.
Cork, playing against a stiff wind, were 1-01 to 0-07 in arrears before they got into their stride against Galway, whose long-range shooting was impressive. The floodgates opened as Cork scored an unanswered 2-09 approaching half-time, to lead by 3-10 to 0-07 at the break. Three quick points brought them level at 1-04 to 0-07 before Cork bagged their second goal eight minutes before the break. Emma Spillane and brilliant player of the match Orla Finn created the opening, before midfielder Niamh Cotter found the net with a classy finish. Three minutes later, Finn’s quick free found Eimear Scally and she turned inside Galway captain Emer Flaherty before slotting home brilliantly. With the O’Sullivan sisters, Doireann and captain Ciara, pulling the strings, Cork added four more points before the break and another 1-02 early in the second half to move 17 points clear, 4-12 to 1-07. Galway scored two points before Bríd O’Sullivan came off the bench to make a big impact. Deirdre Brennan registered a consolation goal for Galway in the 41st minute but O’Sullivan netted twice before the finish to add further gloss to the scoreboard from a Cork perspective. Galway finished the game with 14 players. Bríd O’Sullivan was on target with goals in the 45th and 54th minutes – and Cork’s quest for the seven-in-a-row remains very much on course.
Scorers for Cork: O Finn 0-10 (4f), B O’Sullivan 2-01, E Scally 1-03, Á O’Sullivan & D O’Sullivan (0-01f) 1-2 each, N Cotter 1-00, C O’Sullivan 0-01.
Cork: Martina O’Brien; Eimear Meaney, Roisin Phelan, Emma Spillane; Melissa Duggan, Ashling Hutchings, Shauna Kelly; Niamh Cotter, Orlagh Farmer; Ciara O’Sullivan, Doireann O’Sullivan, Aisling Walsh; Eimear Scally, Aine O’Sullivan, Orla Finn. Subs: Bríd O’Sullivan for Á O’Sullivan (40), Jess O’Shea for Farmer (40), M O’Callaghan for Walsh (40), Louise Colohan for Scally (47), Áine Hayes for C O’Sullivan (52).


Cork 2-9 Galway 1-9
Cork withstood a frantic last-quarter rally from Galway to return to the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final for the fourth consecutive season. Last year’s runners-up to Kilkenny looked to be cruising when points from Katrina Mackey and Hannah Looney in the first two minutes of the second half pushed them eight clear. But they then went 28 minutes without a score and only managed one further point as Galway clawed back to contention. Cork lost Gemma O’Connor to an ankle injury in the 46th minute and three minutes later. (Unfortunately, this injury will keep Gemma out of the final.) Galway’s powerful sub Niamh Hanniffy goaled to reduce the margin to three. Galway were making all of the running but Cork defended magnificently, Rena Buckley, Chloe Sigerson and Ashling Thompson ensuring that the Tribeswomen would not score another goal. Katrina Mackey finally ended the Rebels’ drought right on the hour and despite five minutes of injury time, they held out for a dramatic victory.
Orla Cotter displayed her customary accuracy from placed balls. Cork would have only had themselves to blame had they lost as they wasted four gilt-edged goal chances, including two early in the second half. They did goal twice; the first came as Aoife Murray sent a bullet from a penalty straight and high in the 11thminute and just before half time, Cotter scored a splendid solo goal and it was 2-6 to 0-6 at half time. Galway had the wind in the second half but Looney and Mackey stretched the gap to eight and seemed bound for a comfortable passage to the final. That was to reckon without the courage of the Galway players but they had left themselves too much to do.
But as the Cork panel and their trainer, Paudie Murray, know only too well, they will have to seriously up their game if they are to stand any chance against the formidable machine that represents Kilkenny in the final on September 10. Kilkenny defeated Dublin 2-11 to 0-9 in the other semi-final.
Scorers for Cork: O Cotter 1-3(0-fs); A Murray 1-0 (pen); K Mackey 0-2; O Cronin, N McCarthy, A O’Connor, H Looney 0-1 each
Cork: Aoife Murray, Pam Mackey, Rena Buckley, Laura Treacy, Meave Cahalane, Gemma O’Connor, Chloe Sigerson, Libby Coppinger, Aisling Thompson, Amy O’Connor, Orla Cronin, Hannah Looney, N McCarthy, Katriona Mackey. Sub: Eimear O’Sullivan, for G O’Connor inj (46), J White for A O’Connor (48), L Homan for K Mackey (60+1).

Intermediate Camogie Finalists

Cork 2-10 Derry 0-6
For a second consecutive year, Cork will be doubly represented at Croke Park on Finals’ Day, September 10, 2017. But, hopefully, the results will be different and a powerful second-half display by the Rebels in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Semi-Final against Derry gave reason for optimism. It was a repeat of the Division 2 League Final, which Cork won by 14 points. But this time round, Derry managed to keep it very tight for the majority of the first half, when there were just six points scored until injury time and the teams were level on three occasions, with never more than a point between them. Then, in the first minute of additional time, Katelyn Hickey fed Collins and the Courcey Rovers attacker found the Derry net. Arriving as it did just before half time, this had the feeling of being a key moment as it put Cork 1-3 to 0-3 ahead. In the second half, Keeva McCarthy and Kielt exchanged pointed frees. Collins, Caroline Sugrue and Maeve McCarthy put six between the teams and Collins pounced for her second goal. Paudie Murray’s and his side were able to enjoy the closing quarter considerably more than was the case 24 hours earlier, when the seniors just held out against Galway.
Scorers for Cork: L Collins 2-1; K McCarthy 0-5(4fs), M McCarthy 0-2; C Sugrue, F Neville 0-1 each
Cork: A Lee, L Weste, S Harrington, N Ní Chaoimh, R Kileen, S Buckley, L Callanan, F Neville, J Barry, K Hickey, K McCarthy, M McCarthy, R O’Shea, L Collins, C Sugrue.

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 1-11 Carbery 0-11. Nemo Rangers 0-15 Bishopstown 2-2. Avondhu 1-12 UCC 3-18. BALLINCOLLIG 1-10 Valley Rovers 2-15. Duhallow 4-15 Seandún 1-11
Round 2B (Winners to Rd 3, losers out). Newcestown 0-8 St Finbarr’s 3-13. Doheny’s 0-7 CIT 0-10. O’Donovan Rossa 0-10 Clyda Rovers 0-12 aet. Clonakilty 0-12 MUSKERRY 1-12. Kiskeam 0-14 Aghada 0-13. Ilen Rovers 0-17 St Nicks 0-10. Carrigaline 2-13 Beara 0-10
Round 3. Seandun 0-9 Carrigaline 0-15. Avondhu 2-12 Ilen Rovers 0-9. Carbery 1-10 Kiskeam 2-8. Ballincollig 3-21 Muskerry 0-16. Bishopstown v St Finbarr’s. Douglas 2 – 12 CIT 2 - 13. Clyda Rovers a bye
Round 4. Clyda Rovers v UCC. Nemo Rangers v Kiskeam. Valley Rovers v Avondhu. Ballincollig v Carrigaline. Bishopstown/ St Finbarr's v CIT. Duhallow a bye. Carbery Rangers a bye. Castlehaven a bye
Quarter-Finals draw at a later date
Relegation Group: Newcestown, St Nicks, O’Donovan Rossa, Clonakilty, Doheny’s, Aghada, Beara

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

6 Mid Cork teams: Ballinora, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Macroom, Naomh Abán. Ballinora, Grenagh and Naomh Abán all lost twice and are out of contention.
Round 3
(A) MACROOM 0-16 St Vincent’s 1-5
(B) ÉIRE ÓG 1-16 Na Piarsaigh 2-5
(C) Castletownbere 0-9 Bandon 6 - 13
(D) BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 0-20 Fermoy 1-9
1 Mallow v BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH at Coachford Sat Sept 2nd 5pm.
2 Bantry Blues v Bandon
3 St Michaels v ÉIRE ÓG at Páirc Ui Rinn Sat Sept 2nd 4pm
4 Newmarket v MACROOM at Dromtarriffe Sat Sept 2nd 4.30pm.
Relegation group: Ballinora, Grenagh, Nemo Rangers, Naomh Abán

Macroom 0 – 16 St Vincents 1 – 5
Macroom have got their season back on track with this win over St Vincents in the third round at Coachford. Macroom did not play particularly well in the first half and trailed by a point at the interval but they dominated the second half and, outscoring their opponents by 0-10 to 0-1, they eventually strolled to a comprehensive victory. Their reward is another meeting with Newmarket in the quarter final (2nd round scoreline was -Newmarket 1-14, Macroom 0-10) but with the return of their leading performer Fintan Goold to action after suspension, the Macroom can hope to do much better and next time round really put it up to the Duhallow men.
Conditions at Coachford were perfect but the quality of football served up in the first half by both sides was mediocre and failed to rouse the moderate attendance. The teams were level on three occasions in the opening quarter with Gerry Kelleher pointing twice for the city side from placed balls after Anthony Buckley had the opening point, with Conor O’Sulllivan and David Goold from frees and Ethan O’Gorman replying for Macroom. David Horgan then put Macroom in front for the first time in the 20th minute but two minutes later, veteran JP Murphy dropped a high centre into the Macroom goalmouth and Vincent’s Gerry Kelleher outjumped the defenders to punch the ball to the net to give Vincents the lead. Shane Duggan then burst through to add a point but in the final minutes of the half, Alan Quinn and Horgan had points for Macroom to leave only the minimum between the teams at the break, 1-4 to 0-6.
On the restart, David Lockyer had a further point for Vincents but his side were not to score again. Whatever was said to Macroom at half time worked as the town side, driven on by the improved performances of Kevin O’Dwyer and Seán Kiely in defence, David Goold and Tony Dineen at midfield and benefitting from the introduction of Mark Corrigan in attack, proceeded to apply increasing pressure on the Vincents rearguard and crucially find the range with their kicking. Points from a Goold ‘45’ and a Conor O’Sullivan free had them level and then scores from Kiely, David Cotter, Goold twice and Kiely again stretched the Macroom lead out to 0-13 to 1-5 by the three quarter stage and the game was clearly over as a contest as the city side had lost centreback Darren O’Regan to injury and appeared to be tiring. Macroom had further scores from Cotter, Goold and Corrigan and left the field with some honour restored and in good heart for the more daunting task ahead.
Scorers: Macroom: D Goold 0-5 (0-1f, 0-1’45’), D Horgan, S Kiely, D Cotter and C O’Sulllivan (fs), 0-2 each, E O’Gorman, A Quinn and M Corrigan 0-1 each.
Macroom: Declan Kiely: Kevin O’Dwyer, Rory Buckley, Michael Cahill: Michael Cronin, Seán Kiely, David Cotter: David Goold, Tony Dineen: Don Creedon, Conor O’Sullivan, David Horgan: Ethan O’Gorman, Alan Quinn, Patrick Lucey. Subs: Mark Corrigan 38, Olan Murphy 45, Paul O’Farrell 50, Ger Angland and Ciarán Murphy 55.

Éire Óg 1 – 16 Na Piarsaigh 2 – 5
Éire Óg qualified for the county quarter finals and a second meeting with St Michaels by overcoming the challenge of Na Piarsaigh at Páirc Uí at Rinn. Éire Óg were on top for most of this game but after a very bright start they allowed the city side to get in for two goals and to their dismay found themselves in arrears by 0-6 to 2-1 in the 20th minute. Daniel Goulding had three points to his credit at this stage with Ronan O’Toole, Colm O’Callaghan and Eoin O’Shea chipping in with one apiece. Colm O’Callaghan now pointed to level the scores and then kicked over another point to put the Ovens side in front but Na Piarsaigh levelled again from a ‘45’. Éire Óg regained the lead with the finest score of the game, a delightful point from a seemingly tight impossible angle from the left boot of Daniel Goulding and they led by 0-9 to 2-2 at the break.
In the second half the Éire Óg attack continued to tear the opposition asunder and in this half the defence tightened up and put the shackles on the city attackers. Points from Goulding, O’Callaghan and Liam Sheehan put the winners four clear, Na Piarsaigh got one back from a long range free in the 51st minute. Eire Óg dominated the scoring in the closing stages with a string of points followed by an injury time goal from Colm O’Callaghan.
Scorers: C O’Callaghan 1-2, D Goulding 0-7 (0-3f, 0-1’45’), R O’Toole 0-3, D O’Connor 0-2, E O’Shea and L Sheehan (f), 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: Kieran O’Sullivan, Dermot O’Herlihy, Paul McDonagh: John Cooper, Alan O’Mahony, Cian O’Mahony: Ronan O’Toole, Liam Murphy: Alan O’Connor, Daniel Goulding, Eoin O’Shea: Liam Sheehan, Colm O’Callaghan, Dan O’Connor. Subs; John Dineen, Fionn O’Rourke, Michael Corkery, John Kelleher, Dermot Hurley.

Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0 – 20 Fermoy 1 – 9
To complete a great third round treble for Mid Cork clubs in the Premier intermediate football championship, Béal Átha had a fine win over last year’s finalists Fermoy at Cullen and now face into a quarter final clash with Mallow, who defeated them in the second round.
Béal Átha started in determined fashion and had seven points to their credit after the opening quarter, Fermoy only securing one point in reply. Ben and Liam Seartan, Len Ó Concubhair, Andi Ó Coinceannain all contributed to the Béal Átha tally. Fermoy, who a week earlier had exited the hurling championship, were not yielding that easily however and fought back with three unanswered points and a goal in the 25th minute bringing them level at 1-5 to 0-8. Points were exchanged, and Béal Átha regained the lead and held a narrow one point lead at the break after Donagh Seartan’s late point.
Donagh Seartanm had the first score of the second half and when Fermoy replied in like fashion, Len Ó Concubhair restored the two point advantage for the Gaeltacht side in the 36th minute. Again Fermoy had a point in reply, again Béal Átha had a matching point, from Liam Seartan, and then brother Ben opened up a three point gap with a 51st minute point, 0-14 to 1-8 now the score. Five further points in a row, two each from Ben Seartan and substitute Diarmuid Mac Tomás and one from Andí O Coinceannain had Béal Átha leading by 0-19 to 1-8 in the 50th minute and on the way to the quarter finals. An exchange of late points completed the scoring.
Béal Átha scorers; Ben Seartan 0-8 (0-4f), A Ó Coinceannain (0-1f), C Ó Loinsuigh, L Ó Concubhair, L Seartan, D Seartan and D Mac Tomás 0-2 each.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Concubhair: Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Seán Ó Donnchú, Ciaran Ó Núnáin: Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Matt Ó Riordáin: Colmán Ó Tuama, Leonárd Ó Concubhair; Éanna Ó Duinnín, Andrias Ó Coinceannain, Liam Seartan: Conchuir Ó Loinsuigh, Ben Seartan, Donagh Seartan. Subs: Nollaig Ó Laoire, 29, Diarmuid Mac Tomas 43, Daire Ó Ceallacháin 51, Barra Ó Coinceannainn 58.

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 2-15 Millstreet 1-6.
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. Millstreet v Mitchelstown. Mayfield 1-8 AGHABULLOGUE 1-14. Rockchapel 1-19 Glanmire 2-11. Glenville 0-10 Ballydesmond 0-10 – draw. Ballydesmond 2-11 Glenville 0-10 - replay. Clonakilty 1-10 Gabriel Rangers 1-20.
Round 4:
(A) Ballydesmond v Millstreet/Mitchelstown. (B) Aghabullogue v Rockchapel
Quarter-Finals. (1) Kanturk v Glanworth. (2) Kildorrery v St Finbarr’s. (3) Gabriel Rangers v Cill na Martra. (4) A v B
Semi-Finals 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Relegation group: Carrigaline B, Adrigole, Kinsale, Douglas B

Aghabullogue 1 – 14 Mayfield 1 – 8
Leading by two points at the break, 1-6 to 1-4, Aghabullogue put in a strong second half performance to see off the challenge of Mayfield in the third round of the county intermediate foorball championship at Páirc Uí Rinn and now face Rockchapel in the next round.
The first half exchanges were very even with scores level on four occasions early on before a Mayfield goal gave the city side the advantage. A goal from Patrick Finnegan just before the break was a major boost for Aghabullogue, regained the lead and set them up nicely for the second half. Aghabullogue, led by Mathew Bradley, had a good third quarter and increased thrileadd to 1-10 to 1-7 and finished the game strongly.
Aghabullogue scorers: J Corkery 0-5, N BarryMurphy 1-1, M Bradley 0-4 (0-1f), D Thompson 0-2, R Dennehy, E O’Sullivan and P Finnegan 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: John Buckley; Paul Ring, Dhani Merrick, Alan Hogan: Jerome Corkery, Michael Dennehy, Mark Long: David Moynihan, Mathew Bradley: Micheál Twomey, Evan O’Sullivan, Niall BarryMurphy: David Thompson, Patrick Finnegan, John Corkery. Subs: Ryan Dennehy, 43, Niall Buckley 57, Aidan BarryMurphy 62.

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) Doheny’s 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
Carrigaline 0-13 Clonakilty 0-13 - draw
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

U21B Football Championship

Final: Kilshannig 3-11 Robert Emmetts 1-11

U 21 C Football Championship

Final: Dromtarriffe 1-14 St Kevins 2-8

Cork County Hurling Championship 2017

Senior Hurling Championship

One Mid Cork team: Muskerry, qualified for Round Three.
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 2-16 Douglas 0-21. Glen Rovers 1-22 St Finbarr’s 4-11.
Round 3: Ballymartle 1-11 Bishopstown 0-14 draw. Ballymartle 0-16 Bishopstown 0-11 replay. Erin’s Own v MUSKERRY. Carbery 1-15 Killeagh 3-23. CIT 1-18 Glen Rovers 0-21- draw. CIT 1-9 Glen Rovers 3-23 – replay. Duhallow 1-20 Bride Rovers 1-18. Bandon 1-19 Newtownshandrum 3-11. UCC a bye
Round 4. UCC v Midleton. Sarsfields v Killeagh. Glen Rovers v Na Piarsaigh. Bandon v Ballymartle. Erins Own v Duhallow; Blackrock a bye. Imokilly a bye. Newcestown a bye
Relegation group: Avondhu, Carrigtwohill, Youghal, St Finbarrs

Muskerry Senior Hurlers

Muskerry senior hurlers: The county board executive decided that Muskerry had failed to fulfil the fixture, awarded the 3rd round game to Érin’s Own and imposed heavy penalties on Muskerry, decisions which were unsuccessfully contested at county level and cannot be appealed to Munster Council GAA by Muskerry, who feel that they have been dealt with differently to at least two other contestants, and clearly unfairly.

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 0-21 Kanturk 1-22. 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. 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) Charleville 0-19 Courcey Rovers 1-11
Quarter-Finals: Mallow 0-21 Valley Rovers 0-17. Cloyne 2-19 Fermoy 2-12. Kanturk v Charleville. Ballinhassig 2-17 Fr O’Neills 1-16
Semi Finals: Mallow v Cloyne; Kanturk/C’ville v Ballinhassig
Relegation Play Offs: Inniscarra, Watergrasshill, Tracton, 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 4. (A) Midleton v Na Piarsaigh (B) Sarsfield 1-31 Barryroe 0-13. (C) Blackrock 1-14 Douglas 1-15. (D) Kildorrery 3-18 Aghada 3-21. (E) Éire Óg v Glen Rovers.
Quarter-Finals. Kilbrittain 2-8 Ballincollig 1-20. Éire Óg /Glen Rvrs. v Sarsfields. Mayfield v Douglas. Aghada v Midleton/Na Piarsaigh.
Ballincollig 1 – 20 Kilbrittain 2 - 8
Ballincollig were in arrears by 0-5 to 0-2 after the opening 12 minutes of this quarter final game at Bandon, Sean Walsh and Cian Dorgan their scorers, but by half time they had added nine points to their tally (per Cian Dorgan, Liam Jennings, Robbie Bourke, David Bowen and Sean Walsh) and held the Carbery side to a single additional point and so led by 0-11 to 0-6 at the break. In the second half, Ballincollig denied Kilbrittain even a single point from play and only two from frees. They did concede a goal in the 42nd minute but were not knocked out of their stride, and with points from Cian Dorgan, Bowen, and Walsh before the goal and further points from Eoin Hegarty and Dorgan after, there was no danger of Ballincollig ever losing control of this game, even though they did concede another goal in the 50th minute. Kilbrittain then closed the gap from frees but back came Ballincollig with points from Cian Dorgan followed by a late goal from Ian Coughlan.
Cian Dorgan finished with a personal tally of 0-10 (0-5 frees, 0-2 ‘65’s, 0-1 sideline), Seán Walsh had 0-4, Ian Coughlan 1-0, David Bowen and Eoin Hegarty 0-2 each, Liam Jennings and Robbie Bourke 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Dave Kenny: Conor Sexton, James O’Leary, Mark Prendergast: Ciarán O’Sulllivan, Liam Jennings, Rory O’Doherty: Cian Dorgan, Colin Moore: David Bowen, Eoin Hegarty, Conor Kinsella: Seán Walsh, Ian Coughlan, Robbie Bourke. Subs: Stephen Coughlan 54, Peter O’Neill 62.

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 1-14 Carrigaline 0-15. (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 (losers round) Ballymartle v D, J v Carrigaline, Courceys v G, St Finbarr’s v Bishopstown, E v A, K v B

Electric Ireland Minor HC Final

Sunday September 3rd is All Ireland Final Day and Cork play Galway in the minor final before the senior decider between Galway and Waterford. Cork manager is Denis Ring, Fermoy and formerly of Canovee and Cloughduv, and team coach is John Dwyer of Ballincollig. Fergus Ryan, Mallow, a teacher at De La Salle College, Macroom is one of the five strong Cork management team.

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Macroom Minor Team who defeated Ahan Gaels in Minor Championship at Kilmichael. © ©Lee Valley Outlook

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

The Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship has reached the final stage and the decider will be played at the superb Naomh Abán venue in Baile Mhúirne on Sunday, September 3rd at 6.15pm. Kilmurry the champions will defend their crown against either Canovee or Iveleary who meet in a semi final replay mid week and will be expected to make it two in a row irrespective of the opposition but little enough separates any of the teams.
Semi finals: Iveleary 1-9 Canovee 2-6; Kilmurry 0-17 Ballincollig 1-10.
Final. Kilmurry v Iveleary or Canovee at Baile Mhúirne on Sunday, Sept 3rd at 6.15pm.
Kilmurry 0 – 17 Ballincollig 1 – 10
This Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football semi final at Cloughduv was an excellent game and the Ballincollig second team surprised many with the quality of their play, their fitness levels and spirit. Kilmurry too can take great credit from the game as their young side staged a fine last ten minutes recovery and the final four scores fell to them and they were the margin of victory. The champions will have benefited enormously from such a strong semi final challenge and of course Kilmurry now are guaranteed a place in the county championship draw irrespective of the final outcome in the division.
Kilmurry had a blistering start and led by 0-9 to 0-2 after 22 minutes with four points from Joe Ryan, two from Eoghan Clifford, and one each from Dave McCarthy, Dave O’Halloran and Jonathan Buckley. Four points in a row without reply in the closing stages of the half brought Ballincollig strongly back into contention and served notice that the town team was not going to capitulate here as Kilmurry now led by 0-9 to 0-6.
Joe Ryan pointed another free for Kilmurry on the restart but then John Kelly belted a penalty to the Kilmurry net to reduce the margin to the minimum. Joe Ryan score a point from play but back came Ballincollig with points from John Kelly and Kevin Crowley to tie the scores at 0-11 to 1-8 after 41 minutes. Dave O’Halloran put Kilmurry back in front from a free and Eoghan Clifford increased their lead but back came ’the Village’ with a brace from Robbie Bourke and Brian Cotter , level again in the 53rd minute. One felt that Kilmurry might now wilt but not as bit of it! The outstanding Eoghan Clifford kicked over a lead point in the 54th minute and John O’Mullane came up to score another a minute later. It was now a thrilling contest and Clifford took a very good score in the 57th minute to ease the pressure on Kilmurry but it was Joe Ryan ‘s point from a free in injury time which allowed the winners to breathe easily at last.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Fionn Warren, Kevin Barrett, William Barrett: John O’Mullane, Liam Wall, Seán Curzon; Daniel Cahalane, Dave McCarthy: David O’Halloran, Joe Ryan, Jonathan Buckley: Eoghan Clifford, Greg Barrett, William Buckley. Subs: Seán Warren 28, William Ronan 40, Liam Long 48, Dave O’Leary 52.
Ballincollig; Ciarán Noonan: David Collins, Shane O’Neill, Gearóid O’Donoghue: David Bowen, Kevin Crowley, Robbie Bourke: Chris Collins, Bryan Kelly: Brian Cotter, John Kelly, Conor Kinsella: Conor Sexton, Niall Allen, Jordan O’Connor. Subs: Alan O’Donovan Karl Spillane and Noel O’Toole. Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.
Canovee 2 – 6 Iveleary 1 – 9
Iveleary, last year’s beaten finalists, and Canovee will have to meet again to decide who advances to the 2017 decider and a get crack off the reigning champions, Kilmurry. In a largely moderate semi final at Macroom a draw was probably a fair result to a contest of alternating fortunes and in which many of the contestants on both sides did not reach the level of performance which they are capable of. Brian Cronin of Iveleary and James Moynihan of Canovee were two forwards who can be excluded from criticism however and both were accurate from play and from frees and made major contributions in play as well. Canovee also had fine performances from James McCarthy and Liam Kelleher in defence, Aidan Murphy and Eamonn Lyons at midfield and Mark Healy in attack but the overall team display could be improved on. Iveleary too had strong defenders in Barry Murphy, Ger O’Riordan and Sean O’Leary but up front they lacked strong support for Cronin in spite of the efforts of the two Finbarr McSweeneys. The winners of the replay will, one imagines, be the side which improves the most.
The fare on offer in the first half was not very inspiring. James Moynihan opened the scoring with a Canovee point in the second minute but Iveleary were on top and Cathal Vaughan pointed two frees in a row and Brian Cronin’s point from a free in the 9th minute made it 0-3 to 0-1. Iveleary added a further point through Seanie Lehane five minutes later but this was their last score of the half. As defences prevailed and forwards were regularly inaccurate, stalemate ensued, broken at last in the 26th minute when James Moynihan cut through the Iveleary defence before parting to Aidan Murphy who buried the ball in the corner of the Iveleary net. Mark Healy, set up by Murphy, added a point three minutes later and it was 1-2 to 0-4 in favour of Canovee at the break.
Brian Cronin brought Iveleary level from a free in the 33rd minute but James Moynihan put Canovee back in front immediately with a fisted point. In the 39th minute a foul on Iveleary substitute Barry O’Leary yielded a penalty and Brian Cronin found the net from the spot kick to put Iveleary 1-5 to 1-3 in front. Canovee rose to the challenge and were rewarded when James Moynihan pointed a free at the three quarter stage and brought Canovee level in the 49th minute, also from a free.
The final stages opened with Canovee going back in front with a fine Mark Healy point from out on the wing but Finbarr McSweeney equalised for Iveleary after a quick move out of defence. Brian Cronin then had two points, one after being supplied by Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., the other from a free, a James Moynihan goal from a penalty after a foul on Eamonn Lyons put Canovee back in front and Iveleary were saved when Cathal Vaughan, well marked all through by James McCarthy, found Cronin and the latter found the target once again.
Scorers: Canovee: Js Moynihan 1-4 (1-0 pen., 0-2f), A Murphy 1-0, M Healy 0-2. Iveleary: 1-5 (1-0 pen., 0-3f), C Vaughan 0-2 (f), S Lehane and F McSweeney 0-1 each.
Canovee: Cormac O’Driscoll: Liam Kelleher, James McCarthy, Michael Dunne: Blake Ring, John O‘Brien, Denis Murphy: Eamonn Lyons, Aidan Murphy: Gearóid Lucey, Brian O’Donoghue, Con Dunne: Conor Hughes, Mark Healy, James Moynihan. Subs: Denis O’Sullivan for Lucey 50.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Donal Cotter, Barry Murphy, Ger O’Riordan: Seán O’Leary, Daniel O’Riordan, Kevin Manning: Ciarán O’Riordan, Cathal Vaughan: Finbarr McSweeney, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., Sean Lehane: Chris Óg Jones, Ciarán Galvin, Brian Cronin. Subs: Barry O’Leary for C Galvin 37, Shane Galvin for S Lehane 46, Cal McCarthy for Manning b/c 49. Referee: Mr David Murnane, Macroom.

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior B Football Championship

Round 2: Cill na Martra 4-15 Iveleary 0-11. Canovee v Kilmurry. Ballincollig v Ballinora. Macroom v Gleann na Laoi.

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Joe Ryan, Kilmurry GAA receiving the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for July from Stephen O'Leary, The Auld Triangle. Included are Joe's parents, Enda and Liz, brother, Liam and family members. ©Mike English

Auld Triangle-Muskerry GAA Sports Star Awards

Joe Ryan, Kilmurry, was the Muskerry GAA Auld Triangle Sports Star of the month for July. Joe is a member of the Kilmurry U21 football team which has reached the county A semi final where they await the winners of the Douglas v Beara quarter final game. Joe made a major contribution to the Kilmurry victory over Aghada and the draw with Valley Rovers and happily carried his good form on to the great win over Valleys in the replay which earned his side a county semi final in the premier grade for the very first time. Joe Ryan is also a member of the Kilmurry junior team, which is contesting the divisional final as reigning champions and also is a top class forward in hurling with the Cloughduv. The monthly award was presented to Joe at a ceremony hosted by the Auld Triangle. The ceremony was attended by Mid Cork board officers headed by Cathaoirleach Pat Malone, Kilmurry officials including club chairman Jimmy Murphy and Joe’s family and Kilmurry teammates. Awards committee chairman William Buckley acted as MC and thanked the Auld Triangle and Eileen O’Flynn for again hosting the awards scheme which aims to honour outstanding performances by Muskerry GAA players.

MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

Quarter finals: A Cloughduv a bye. B Ballinora 2-15 Donoughmore 1-9. CBallincollig 1-16 Iveleary 2-9. D Kilmichael 3-12 Blarney 3-11.
Semi Finals: Cloughduv 2-17 Ballinora 5-8 – draw. Kilmichael 3-10 Ballincollig 0-13.
Quarter Final: Ballincollig 1 – 16 Iveleary 2 – 9
Iveleary came into this quarter final game severally handicapped by the absence of some regulars, in particular their free taker Darren Kelly and yet they gave Ballincollig a good test. Ballincollig were fancied and in the early stages it seemed they would win with something to spare. Ballincollig had four points in the opening four minutes with Gearoid O’Donoghue, Aidan O’Donovan, Karl Walsh and O’Donoghue again all being on target. Iveleary struggled and were glad when James O’Leary pointed a free in the 10thminute to open their account. Aidan O’Donovan replied, also from a free, for Ballincollig. A goal for Iveleary, created by David Dineen and finished by Collin Tanner was to prove hugely motivating however the Iveleary side upped their performance thereafter.
At half time it was Ballincollig leading by 0-11 to 1-4 but when Finbarr McSweeney Jrn. slotted home Iveleary’s second goal in the 32nd minute the outcome and now wide open. Iveleary went ahead when Colin Tanner sent the sliotar between the uprights in the 44th minute and Ballincollig introduced David Bowen to the fray and he tied the scores in the 45th minute when he converted a long range free. Scores were at premium as the finish approached but Ballincollig corner forward Daniel Murphy capitalised on a goal scoring opportunity and Aidan O’Donovan added a point to put the issue beyond doubt.
Scorers: Ballincollig: Aidan O’Donovan 0-6 (0-4f), Daniel Murphy 1-1, Gearoid O’Donoghue 0-3, Karl Walsh 0-2, Bryan O’Halloran, Mark Bowen, Colm Bohane, David Bowen (f) (0-1 each). Iveleary: James O’Leary 0-7 frees, Colin Tanner 1-0, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr. 1-0, Finbarr McSweeney and Shane Galvin 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: James Linehan: Ciarán Connery, Diarmuid McDonnell, Cameron Lucey: Chris Collins, Jordan Murray, Bryan O’Halloran: Karl Spillane, Karl Walsh: Colm Bohane, Gearóid O’Donoghue, Mark Bowen: Shane O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Donovan, Danny Murphy. Subs: David Bowen 40, Danny Mulroy 45.
Iveleary: Éamonn Creedon: Anthony McSweeney, Barry Murphy, Ger O’Riordan: Kevin Manning, Ciarán O’Riordan, Daniel O’Riordan: James O’Leary, Finbarr McSweeney: Liam Kearney, Shane Galvin, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr.: Colin Tanner, John O’Callaghan, David Dineen. Subs: Liam Kearney 50. Ref: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan (Éire Óg)
Semi finals:Ballinora 5 – 8 Cloughduv 2 – 17
Champions Ballinora, under strength and rank outsiders for this MJK Oils Mid Cork junior hurling championship semi final clash at Ovens, showed that they are not quite ready to give up their hard won crown when they shocked Cloughduv with two late goals to earn a draw and a second chance to make the final again.
Cloughduv after their blistering opening round performance against Ballincollig were always the popular fancy to regain the divisional crown and in the opening quarter it seemed that pre match predictions would be borne out as Cloughduv were very comfortably in control and with the aid of Kevin Walsh’s 12th minute goal they led by 1-7 to 0-4, David Howard keeping Ballinora in touch from frees. Ballinora hit back with a goal from Pat Fitton in the 16th minute and another goal, this one from Kevin Murphy, had them surprisingly level in the 20th minute, 1-7 to 2-4. There was only one more score in the ten minutes remaining, a goal from Eoghan Clifford for Cloughduv just before the break and this separated the teams on the scoreboard at the interval when Cloughduv led by 2-7 to 2-4.
On the restart, Cloughduv again looked comfortable and stayed in control adding point after point, Mark Verling in top form, and upset only by a third goal for Ballinora from midfielder Alan O’Shea. Leading by six points as the game went into injury time Cloughduv must have had their minds on the final but they were rocked by a goal from Pat Fitton for Ballinora and then in a frantic finish, Darragh Holmes hit home another goal for the champions to save the day for his side. Ballinora thrilled, Cloughduv in shock but still in the championship!
Scorers: Ballinora: P Fitton 2-0, D Holmes 1-1, A O’Shea and K Murphy 1-0 each, D Howard 0-7. Cloughduv: M Verling 0-9, K Walsh and E Clifford 1-2 each, J Ryan 0-3, A Murphy 0-1.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley: Kenneth Greally, Brendan Hourihan, James Lordan: Pádraig Dineen, Conor Brosnan, Tom Healy: Alan O’Shea, Alan O’Neill: Michael Murphy, Darragh Holmes, Brian Murphy: Kevin Murphy, David Howard, Pat Fitton.
Cloughduv: Cormac O’Driscoll: James Moynihan, Paul O’Sullivan, James McCarthy; Andrew Cronin, Donal Corkery, Aidan Murphy: Liam Long, Kevin BarryMurphy: Markl Verling, Brian Ahern, Seán Curzon: Kevin Walsh, Joe Ryan, Eoghan Clifford. Sub: Patrick Buckley for A Cronin inj., 40. Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan, Éire Óg.

Kilmichael 3 – 10 Ballincollig 0 - 13
Ballincollig had a semi-final encounter with Kilmicheal at Cloughduv five days after their win over Iveleary and they were well up for the contest but the concession of three goals, each at a vital time, proved to be their undoing. Peter Kelleher scored the opening goal for Kilmichael in the 5th minute from a long range free and it gave his side great confidence and points from Conor Cotter, and three from Kelleher himself (two from frees) followed to give Kilmichael a 1-5 to 0-2 lead after 18 minutes. Points were exchanged, and Ballincollig came back with two more but were hit by a second goal from Kelleher in first half injury time, this one from a mishit 25 metre free. Kilmichael led by 2-6 to 0-5 at the break and were slightly fortunate to be in this position.
Points were exchanged on the restart, and Brendan cotter i;ncreased teh winners lead with a pont in the 9th minute. Ballincollig were beginning to hurl with confidence and class and four points in a row had the gap down to 2-8 to 0-10 by the start of the final quarter. Conor Cotter relieved the pressure with a badly needed Kilmichael point but Ballincollig matched it and points were again exchanged eight minutes from time to leave only four points between the teams and Ballincolllig were showing every sign of saving the day. A long range shot from Brendan Cotter proved to be decisive as it finished in the Ballincollig net and after this there was no way back for the satellite town men and so Kilmichael have qualified for their second Muskerry junior hurling final in the space of four years.
Scorers: Kilmichael: Peter Kelleher 2-6 (2-5f), Brendan Cotter 1-1, Connor Cotter 0-3. Ballincollig: Alan Donovan 0-4 (0-3f), Ben Keohane 0-3, Chris Collins 0-3, Aidan O’Donovan (f), Gearóid O’Donoghue, Mark Bowen 0-1 each.
Kilmichael: Stephen O’Leary: Luke Hennigan, John O’Mahony, Kieran O’Leary: Simon Foley, John O’Riordan, Kevin Kelleher: Brendan Cotter, Connor Cotter: Jamie O’Leary, Peter Kelleher, Brendan Kelleher: Michéal Masters, Shane Prendeville, Trevor Tobin. Subs: Finbarr Dromey 48.
Ballincollig: James Linehan: Cameron Lucey, Brian Cotter, Shane O’Sullivan: Jordan Murray, Diarmuid McDonnell, Bryan O’Halloran: Karl Walsh, Chris Collins: Colm Bohane, Gearóid O’Donoghue, Karl Spillane: Mark Bowen, Aidan O’Donovan, Daniel Murphy. Subs: Frank Donovan 22, Ben Keohane h/t, Michael O’Brien 56. Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin, Uas., Cill na Martra.

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Semi Finals: Inniscarra 0-9 Cloughduv 1-16
Blarney 2-17 Ballincollig 3-7
Final: Cloughduv v Blarney

Farho Under 21 A Hurling Championship

Round 2. Éire Óg 0 – 18 Ballincollig 1 - 14
Semi finals: Cloughduv v Éire Óg, Aghabullogue v Inniscarra

Farho Heating Mid Cork U 21 B Hurling championship

Semi finals; Lee Gaels v Donoughmore, Western Gaels v Grenagh

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Celebrity guests at Laochra Óg Camp for Champs ©

Laochra Óg

Camp 4 Champs. 122 children attended the three day hurling/ camogie session at Coláiste Ghobnatan. Cathrach Keane, co-ordinator of the camp, was on hand to greet the children along with his coaches Bríd Stack, Fionn Keane, Newcestown; Cork dual player Libby Coppinger; Seán Powter, Cork senior team; Seán Wilson corner back for Cork U21 team; Conor Kingston son of Kieran Kingston Cork Hurling team manager; Martin Barry coach of Douglas senior hurling team plus some underage Cork teams and Seamus O'Sullivan as well as assistants to the coaches, Shauna Healy, Daniel McSweeney, Daniel Murphy, Maeve Murphy, Lauren Healy, Eoin O'Connell, Jack Healy, and James Moynihan. Children were taught different skills by all the different coaches and then they were able to go to the Ball Alleys to practice them. Day 2 of the camp had Buff Egan of Hurling Banter facebook fame, making a surprise visit. He spoke to the children, signed autographs and photos were taken. Thanks to Buff for dropping in and looking at the work that Laochra Óg hurling and Camogie club have been doing. On the final day of the Camp for Champs, Mark Coleman attended, as well and helped the children master new skills. His sideline cuts were a big hit, with the sliotar nearly ending up in the next county! Thanks to Cathrach Keane and to all his trainers, to the parents /guardians for bringing along the children, to Coláiste Ghobnatan for the use of the pitch, the Ionad for the use of the Dressing rooms, Udarás na Gaeltachta for the use of the Ball alleys, to all the assistant coaches, to all the catering staff and helpers, to Tim of Fleask Meats for sponsorship, Don and Gobnait O'Leary of the Mills Inn for supplying us with tables and chairs and to Siobhán Uí Luasa of Ó Luasa Stores Ballyvourney for supplying the food.
Laochra Óg U10 boys played Argideen Rangers in a league match. Their next 2 games will be at home. Laochra Óg hosted their U8 and U10 go game blitzes in Ballyvourney, with close on 100 girls taking part. Each team played 3 games and there was lots of scores from all teams . Thanks to all the teams that travelled from Aghabullogue, Clonakilty, Enniskeane, Kilbrittan, Newcestown. Thanks to young refs ,Maeve, Lauren , Roisin and Colin and helpers ,Lucy, Lauren ,Caoimhe ,Donna ,Lilly, Hazel ,Breanna and Cormac and mentors with the u8s and u10s.
50/50 Club Development Draw winner was Angie McCarthy, The Bell Inn, Clondrohid who won €388 and also the seller’s prize of €25.

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Padraig and Tadhg O'Driscoll leading Donoughmore and Kenmare onto the field for the final of the Mary Casey Memorial Blitz. ©Con Kelleher

Macroom Juvenile G.A.A.

Mary Casey Blitz. Macroom, Naomh Abán, Doheny’s, Donoughmore and Kenmare competed in the annual blitz. Macroom beat Naomh Abán in their first match but lost to Donoughmore in round 2 and had a big win over Dohenys. Managed by Mark, ‘Domie’, ‘Saga’, Gerard and Geraldine, Macroom had to overcome an as yet unbeaten Kenmare in round 4 to qualify. This was a very exciting contest. Mark Hunt converted a late penalty to tie the match but Macroom could not get the winning score. Kenmare finished with 7 points, Donoughmore had 6 and Macroom 5. The Kerry side won easily in the final against Donoughmoe. The event was well organized and presented. Thanks to Claire, Jennie, Joan, Rose, Catherine, Elaine, Chloe and others. The pitches were immaculate and we sincerely thank Denis Noonan and grounds-man Con Kelleher. Eoin Cahill and James Galvin expertly co-ordinated the games and tabulated the results. Hughie Kelleher and Tim McCarthy refereed the contests to a high standard. Catherine Cahill was M.C. at the presentation and thanked all those who had worked so hard, and especially the young players who were a great help. Mary Casey’s daughter, Jacinta, spoke movingly of her mother’s life and involvement with the club and, together with her sons Caleb and Joshua, presented the Cup and medals to Kenmare, the worthy winners. We wish Darragh Hogan and Ruben Waugh quick recoveries from injuries picked up in the line of duty. Altogether it was a very pleasant and successful day for the club.
U-6s: 18 U-6s played Éire Óg away and had a good time.
U-8s: had a special training session, after which they met their heroes, the Premier Intermediates. They had a really good morning of football in Inniscarra on Saturday.
U-9s: Macroom played Valley Rovers in two sporting matches.
U-10s: played Mallow away in 2 games. Macroom A won by a few points and Macroom B lost by a few goals in There was a Macroom District U-10 training session with James McCarthy, GDA.
U-11: Played Thomas Russell’s away and lost 4-7 to 6-7.
Under 14s: Ilen Rovers (Baltimore) visited the Castle Grounds for a challenge match. Goals by Cian Riordan and Jack Sexton kept Macroom in touch but still trailed at half-time by 2-3 to 2-6. Mark Hunt’s move to the forwards for the second half enabled the scores to flow, and Macroom easily won 8-11 to 3-9. The panel travelled to Tralee for a day-out paint-balling. Players, selectors and parents all had a brilliant time.
U-16 county league: Macroom 3-16 St Nick’s 4- 08.
Saturday Sept. 2nd: 1. Goal-keeping session with Ger Lombard in TCP at 12 noon. 2. U-7s and U-8s have a blitz in Millstreet in the morning. 3. U-9s play St Finbarr’s away at 10 a.m. 4. U-10s have a league game away to Nemo Rangers at 12 noon.

Macroom Ladies Football

Macroom LGFA would like to congratulate the Cork Senior Ladies team on a brilliant 6-19 to 1-10 win over Galway in the quarter final of the TG4 All Ireland senior Championship, which sets them up for a very competitive semi-final clash with Mayo. Two Macroom players, Caoimhe O'Brien and Molly Murphy, represented club and county as members of the Cork U12 teams who played at half time during the Senior game. Macroom U-13s lost narrowly to Douglas but they will meet again in the semi final. Following on from a great 9-9 to 0-2 win against Grenagh, our U-11s played their semi final against Donoughmore. Unfortunately, after a very close game, they lost out on a scoreline of 3-3 to 1-2. Our team played very well, with a score of 0-3 to 0-1 at half-time and with 10 minutes to go, only two points in it.
Macroom U16s played a challenge match against Rathmore and are also practicing hard for their upcoming Mid-Cork league semi-final which was delayed due to the involvement of players at County level. Macroom Minors played their first league match against Naomh Abán on August 22nd. Macroom LGFA club members will shortly take part in the Mid-Cork LGFA Development Academies which will provide players with coaching from very experienced club and county level coaches and it is our experience that all those who participate really benefit from this training as well as the fact that some may be selected to go forward to represent their clubs at County level. Macroom LGFA Club was well represented this year by Aoife Twomey who played a large part in the success of the Cork U16 team that reached the All-Ireland Final. We would all like to wish our ladies the very best of luck.
88888888888Pic. 20. Seán Kelly in éineacht le Derry & Siobhán Uí Thuama ag an Tour de Munster©Nóirín Uí Thuama.

Macroom FC

by Darragh Deasy.
Adult Round Up: The 2017/18 season is up and running with both adult sides having played twice. Macroom A, beginning their year in the Linnane League Cup, entertained Greenwood A and, having trailed on three occasions, got the winner in injury time to record a 4-3 win. Greg Fitton, Tom Condon, Andrew Hegarty and Darryl Holden were on target. They travelled to Innishvilla A and lost out 3-2 with Keith Holden getting both goals.
Macroom B travelled to Buttevant and ran out easy 5-0 winners. Matt O’Leary was in top form, scoring 4 goals while Darren Dineen got the fifth. In midweek, Los Zarcos visited the Town Park. In a close game, the Millstreet side won 2-1, with Dec O Riordan getting the Macroom goal. Last weekend it was an away fixture v Greenwood B and another fantastic performance brought a 5-1 win. Goals came courtesy of Darren Dineen (3) and Matt O Leary (2). All three games were in the Division 3 league so 6 points is a satisfactory start.
Schoolboys Round Up. It was goals galore for the U14s who won 8-4 away to Watergrasshill Utd. This was an outstanding display in this season's first league outing. Goalscorers were Brian Healy (3), Ryan Leahy (2), Sean Murphy, Thomas Morgans and Daire McMahon. Great performances also from Jack Devine and Mark Hunt.
The U16 team played host to Springfield Ramblers in Premier league action and settled for a 3-3 draw. George Lowrie and Daniel Cotter had Macroom 2-1 ahead at half time. The visitors equalised midway through the second half but Macroom restored the lead, Cormac Buckley on target. A number of further chances came and went before Springfield levelled late on.

Macroom Golf Club

Results: 20-Aug , Club Singles, First, Jim Lordan, 13, , 65nett, Second, Robert Barrett, 21, , 67nett, Best gross, Sean McLoughlin, 12, 83, Best Senior, Michael Lillis, 16, 68nett
20-Aug Junior Scratch Cup, First, Sean Murphy(Mallow), 6, 78, Second, Mel Deasy(Bantry), 5, 79, Third, Brian Hartnett, 6, 80, Best Nett, Dan O'Brien, 10, 71Nett.
17-Aug- Halpenny Golf Qualifier, First, Daniel Coakley, 20, 37pts, Second, Sean de Burca, 25, Q, 35pts
(Michael Lillis), 16
15-Aug Seniors Scramble, First, Albert Groarke, 16, Phili Cooper, 18. Pat Doyle, 25, , 42.1
25-Aug-2017--Club 4BALL Matchplay final-Winners-Olan Haskett & Mi Riordan - Runners up-Declan Ring & Tom Mc Sweeney
Championship of the Course Final-Winner-Gary Morris -Runner - up- Padraig O'Connor
27/08 /2017--Spa Cup- 1st-Gary Morris-5--42 pts-Eileen Kelly-23 -2nd-Phillip Cooper-18--39 pts -Mary Creed-32
26/27 August--Club Singles--1st-Michael A O'Mahony-18--40 pts--2nd-Ml Linehan-11--40 pts-3rd-Terry Kennifick-13 39 pts
24-Aug --Halpenny Golf Final--1st-Brian Hartnett-6 36 pts -2nd-Noel Flynn-13--36 pts -3rd -David O'Connell-15--35 pts
22-Aug Seniors Scramble- First-Andrew Nolan-11-Liam Nash-19-Mary Mc Elroy-36--46.4