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Winter Scene at Macloneigh Bridge ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

'Cinderella' Panto in Macroom. Children's rehearsal, Sun. Nov 12, Macroom GAA Pavilion, 2.30 - 3.30
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Christmas Floral Demonstration, Thurs 9th Nov at 8p.m. at Coolcower House
Table fundraiser quiz for Autism Unit, Fri. Nov. 10 at 8pm in The Tavern.
CorkAngels fundraiser in Macroom Thurs and Fri Nov 9th and 10th
Carriganima CART trip to Jameson Distillery Midleton Sun. Nov 12.
Sean Nós dancing class in Murray’s Bar, Tues. Nov. 14th 8.00 pm
Aghinagh Comhaltas seisiún in Murray’s Bar, Tues 14th Nov, 9.30 pm
Am I Pretty? With Ashley Moloney at the Triskel Art Centre on Thurs Nov 16th.
Scoil Rince Ui Thuama Over 18s Tea Dance, Fri Nov 17 at 9pm, Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney.
‘There Goes the Bell’ at Cork Arts Theatre, Nov. 17th (Fri) and Sat (Nov 18th).
CART coffee evening, Sat. Nov.18, in the pub, Carriganimma, after 6pm Mass
Inchigeela Sunday Walks. Sun 19th Nov. from Holy Year Cross Layby, South Lake Rd. 1.30pm
Lee Valley Speakers meeting, Tues Nov 21st at 8pm, Castle Hotel
Kilmurry Historical talk in Museum, Nov 22nd @8pm.
Fleadh fundraising tea party in Laine Bar, Ballinagree, Fri Nov 24th at 8 pm.
Concert for Simon at The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney at 9pm on Fri 24 Nov
Cill na Martra GAA American Tea Party in the Abbey Hotel on Sat 25 Nov at 8pm
Shane Murphy Memorial Poc Fada on Sun Nov 26th at 12 noon in Clondrohid
Alleluia! Hymns Celebrating the Faith of Our Fathers on Sun Nov 26th, Macroom church, 7p.m.
Macroom GAA Juvenile A.G.M. 1/12/2017 at 7.45 p.m. in Club Pavilion.
Kilmurry GAA AGM Fri 1st Dec @8pm in Kilmurry GAA Complex.
The Wizard of Oz’ on Dec 9th, 10th 11th and 12th in Coachford GAA Hall
CCM Active Retired bus to High Kings, INEC Killarney, Sat, Dec.9.
Inchigeela Bingo every Saturday night at 8.30pm in the Hall.
LVEB Events
"Walking back to Happiness" Sat. Nov. 11th at 8.30p.m.
Celebrating Christie Hennessy Sat. Nov. 18th at 8 p.m..
Alleluia! In St. Colman’s Church, Macroom, Sun Nov 26th. 7p.m.
Ruaile Buaile Sat. Dec. 2nd at 10p.m.
Macroom Library
Ciorcal Cainte Thurs Nov. 9th and 23rd at 11.30a.m.
Storytime. Sat. at 12 noon.
Gramophone Circle Fri. Nov 10 at 11a.m.
ACOL Bridge Wed. Nov 15, 10a.m. – 1p.m.
Art exhibition by Ann O'Sullivan students from Nov. 3.

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Macroom Updates

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The trial of Sir Henry at the Riverside Park ©Lee Valley Outlook

Sir Henry

The latest historical musical by composers, Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly is truly delightful. ‘Sir Henry’ pleased discerning and appreciative audiences with a highly polished and meticulously directed production. The talent of the cast was superb. The Lee Valley can boast a priceless group of local actors, singers and musicians, as well as lighting, projection, sound, stage-set and management technicians of the highest calibre; meticulous attention to makeup and costumes and ‘Sir Henry’ had the privilege of expert musical direction from Ann Dunne and Anne Egan as well as professional directing by Cathal Mac Cabe.
Seán Óg Ó Duinnín, though fighting illness on opening night, was an irrepressible, loathsome and fascinating villain in the title role. He was ably supported by cunning, conniving Coghlan (Peter O’Riordan) and Peter’s sister, Rachel, gave a wonderful, musical performance as Sir Henry’s sister, Anne. Geraldine Barry Murphy played the kidnapped Mary Pike beautifully and stars of previous Briery Gap productions, Pat Brady, Stephanie Shine, Martin McCarthy, Kevin Moynihan, Dan Creedon, Robert O’Riordan, Jim Leahy, Eleanor Lucey, Conchúr Ó Luasa, Con Foley, Pat Kelleher, Derry Dineen, were backed up by Dónal Ó Ceallaigh, Kieran McCarthy, Gerard Collins, Carmel McCarthy, Anita Blake Gallagher, Elaine Lombard, Margaret Creed, Ann O’Sullivan, Theresa Dineen, Mary O’Callaghan, Teresa Downey, Michael Murphy. Special tribute must also be paid to the superb Orchestra: Anne Egan, Jimmy Hynes, Lorna Lane, Joe Hayes, Aisling Creedon and Conductor, Anne Dunne.
Members of the Lee Valley Enterprise Board and Briery Gap gave essential support to this lavish production, under difficult conditions. Management and staff at the Riverside Park Hotel were most accommodating but we look forward to the day when the Lee Valley will again have a proper theatre to showcase its talent. But, in the meantime, it is reliably reported that ‘Sir Henry’ is due to go home to Cork, when he struts his stuff on the stage of the Opera House in February.

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Colourful scene from ‘Sir Henry’ at the Riverside Park Hotel ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Ploughing Association

The Ploughing Association A.G.M. was held in Coolcower House on Monday, October 30. Timmy Creedon chaired the election of officers. President : Eddie McCullagh. Chairman : Connie Buckley. Vice Chairman: Daniel O’Riordan. Secretary : Rosemarie O’Riordan. Asst Sec : William Lynch. Treasurer : Matthew Coakley. Asst Treasurer : Kieran Looney. P.R.O. : Dan F O’Riordan / Breda Kelleher.
Jerry Cotter, Michael O’Callaghan, and Diarmuid Buckley, who passed away during the past year, were all remembered kindly for their contribution to Macroom Ploughing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a nanamacha dhIlis.
The next meeting was scheduled for 2 weeks time and all members were asked to keep their ears to the ground re any suitable land for ploughing. The Ploughing Match is pencilled in for Sunday, January 7, weather permitting.

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3B CSPE class from De la Salle Macroom with Leading Seaman Coveney during a visit to the naval base in Haulbowline ©An Scoil

Cork Angels

Thursday and Friday, November 9th and 10th will be fundraising days for the Irish Wheelchair Association in Cork. The National Angel Fundraising campaign raises funds for IWA services and is the main fundraising event in the year. IWA provides many vital services for people with disabilities including Assisted Living services to people in their homes in the Macroom area and further afield. We also provide resource and outreach services in Cork where people come to enjoy recreational and educational activities.


St Colman’s Church, Macroom will play host to the sensational Alleluia! Hymns Celebrating the Faith of Our Fathers on Sunday November 26th. This follows on a very successful inaugural concert in Cork’s Everyman theatre and another at the North Cathedral in Cork. Starring Linda Kenny (soprano) and Ryan Morgan (Tenor), it will also feature Macroom Church Choir, Canovee Church Choir, Briery Gap Mixed Choir and St Joseph’s Primary School Choir and the Alleluia musicians (under MD Alan Carney). It promises to be a truly magical night.
Remember when our churches rang out with the collective sound of hundreds of voices singing in praise? These beautiful simple hymns evoke memories of a forgotten simple era: going to Mass each Sunday, the smell of incense, the solemnity of the occasion, and yet, the warm familiarity of the routine. Come relive those times and sing with joy from your heart as we delve into the gorgeous repertoire of hymns from our childhood. Soul Of My Saviour, Queen of the May, Sweet Heart of Jesus, We Stand for God, O Mother I Could Weep for Mirth and many many more.
Sunday 26th November, St. Colman’s Church, 7pm. Tickets €15, available at Box Office, The Square, Macroom and 026 41174 , 087/1663395.

Lee Valley Enterprise Board Events

"Walking back to Happiness" - 60's and 70's Music Show. Saturday November 11th at 8:30pm. “Walking Back To Happiness” looks back with great fondness, love, care and devotion to memorable songs from the 60's and 70's and beyond. You will want to sing along and stomp your feet and clap your hands in time with all the hits!Tickets €18/15.
Aonghus McAnally: Celebrating Christie Hennessy. Saturday November 18th – Show starts at 8:00pm. In this all-new show, celebrated entertainer Aonghus McAnally brings the legendary Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Tickets €22.50
Alleluia Concert! - Hymns Celebrating The Faith of Our Fathers. Sunday 26th November at 8:00pm – St Colman’s Church Macroom. Supporting St. Colman's New Church Organ. Featuring Linda Kenny (Soprano) & Ryan Morgan (Tenor) as well as Macroom Church Choir, Canovee Church Choir, Briery Gap Mixed Choir, St Joseph's Primary School Choir. Tickets €15
RuaileBuaile. Saturday December 2nd at 10:00pm. We are delighted to welcome RuaileBuaile back to Macroom this December after a powerful fast paced performance last Spring. This young Irish modern-day Trad / Pop / Folk group are one of the top performers in Ireland at the moment! Tickets €10
Our Box Office at South Square Macroom opens from 11pm to 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For further info please call 026/41174 or 087/1663395. Tickets also on sale online from our Facebook page & www.macroom.ie.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from these shows will go back into local projects, including the restoration of the Church of Ireland in Macroom to create a cultural & tourism amenity.

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Sixth years at St. Mary’s Macroom enjoying their 'conversational Irish' class at lunchtime with their teacher, Ms. Norma Caulfield. ©An Scoil

St. Mary’s Updates

Ciorcal Cainte. Cuirtear an-bhéim ar labhairt na Gaeilge anseo sa scoil mar measaimid gur tré labhairt na Gaeilge a fhorbráitear an teanga. Dá bharr san, eagraítear Ciorcal Cainte. Freastalaíonn lucht na séú bliana ag am lóin uair sa tseachtain. Bíonn tae, caifé, brioscaí, caint agus craic ar fáil ann. De réir a chéile, tagann feabhas ar líofacht na gcáilin. Baineann na cáiliní an taitneamh agus tairbhe as an sos seo a ghlacadh i lár an lae agus ar ndóigh, cuireann an Ciorcal Cainte leis na marcanna a tuilltear san Ardteist.
Public Speaking. Transition Year students attended a Public Speaking workshop given by Alan Divine (a former actor in Fair City) on Thursday & Friday, October 26th /27th. Students were taught skills on how to increase their confidence on delivering presentations to an audience as well as communicating their message with conviction.
Congratulations Ashley. The school would like to congratulate our past pupil, Ashley Maloney, who following her Art Degree, has had a film entered in this year’s Cork Film Festival called “Do you think I’m Pretty”.
Basketball. Congratulations again to the U-16 and Senior basketball teams who had successful outings against Coláiste Treasa Kanturk on Tuesday, winning 41 – 19 and 36 – 25 respectively. They were in action again against Scoil Mhuire Kanturk and were again successful in both games.

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McEgan College Green School Committee . ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

“Green School” Our Green School Committee, led by Chairperson Ashling Twomey and with the guidance of teacher, Ms. Angland, secured our Green Flag last April. We continue to educate the whole school on how we can reduce litter and waste. Extensive work has already begun and the Green Schools Committee members continue to work towards our second school flag with the theme of‘Energy’. We would like to thank all of you for your co-operation over the coming two years in helping us to earn our next flag.

Local Television Back on Air

Local Community Television (LTV) is back on air since November 1. The schedule is slightly changed, with one transmission weekly, on Wednesday, from 9.30p.m., with Sunday Special at 5.30p.m. and a repeat of the Wednesday programme from 6.30p.m. every Sunday. Programmes during the season will be based on recordings made during the past 35 years and are sure to bring back memories.
Wed. Nov.8. 9.30p.m. Coirm Cheoil i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2011 Part 1 with MC Joe Creedon, Cór Scoil Naomh Fionnbarra, Nell Ní Chróinín, Larry Whelan, Diarmuid O’Mahony, Maeve Dineen, Colm Cronin, Seamus O’Callaghan, Ger Wolfe, Tadhg Creed, John Horgan, Cronin Sisters and Katie O’Brien. .
Sun. Nov. 12. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion Mass for children from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Macroom, May 2017, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.
Wed. Nov. 15. 9.30p.m. Coirm Cheoil i mBéal Áthan Ghaorthaidh 2011 Part 2 with MC Joe Creedon, Denis Moynihan, Eilís Twomey, Johnny Twomey, Jerry Murphy, Norma Galvin, Ted Cronin, Mick Hourihan, Joe O’Hare, Ger Wolfe, Richard Lucey, Tomás Dunne, Diarmuid Cronin, Peadar McSweeney, Tadhg Creed, Connie Moynihan, Matt Ó Laoire, Fionn Dinneen.
Sun. Nov. 19. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion Mass for children from Berrings N.S. May 2017, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.
Wed. Nov.22. 9.30p.m. Rockchapel Seisiún July 7, 2017 presented by Jack Roche. Part 1.
Sun. Nov. 26. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion Mass for children from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Macroom, May 2017, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.
Wed. Nov.29. 9.30p.m. Rockchapel Seisiún July 7, 2017 presented by Jack Roche. Part 2.
Sun. Dec. 3. 5.30p.m. Sunday Special: Carols at Castle St. Church, Macroom in 1987, followed by Repeat of Wednesday programme.


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Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine.

Pantomime Rehearsal for children in Cinderella in Macroom G.A.A. Pavilion, Sun. Nov 12, 2.30 to 3,30p.m.
Coppeen Archaeological, Historical and Cultural Society will hold a Table Quiz on Friday 10th November at 8:30p.m. at An Caipín', Coppeen. All are welcome.
Am I Pretty? Ashley Moloney, The Hermitage, Macroom, who recently graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design, has been selected to take part in the upcoming 2017 Cork Festival. Her film, ‘Am I Pretty’ will be shown at the Triskel Art Centre on Thursday November 16th.
Kilmurry Independence Museum, will host a talk on Significant Local Archaeology - Rock Art in Clearagh on Wednesday 22nd November at 8p.m. John Sheehan will describe this fascinating aspect of our collective heritage and the talk should prove to me most interesting. All welcome.
Lee Valley Speakers Toastmasters Club will meet at 8pm in the Castle Hotel, Macroom on the first and third Tuesday of every month. New members and guests are always welcome.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Gala Christmas Floral Demonstration, supporting West Cork Rapid Response, Thursday 9th November at 8.00p.m. with Ann O’Hara AOIFA, entitled “The Bells Ring out for Christmas Day” at Coolcower House, Macroom 026-41695. Tickets now available from Committee or telephone 087-9821708.
Cill na Martra GAA American Tea Party Fundraiser in the Abbey Hotel, Baile Bhúirne, on Saturday, 25 November at 8pm
Kilmurry GAA AGM takes place on Friday 1st December @8pm in Kilmurry GAA Complex. All welcome.
Credit Union Quiz. 1. Students from Kilbonane N.S,. Aherla, Jane Tassie, Hazel Maher, Freya Lowell and Cathal O'Driscoll, took part in the Credit Union Schools Table Quiz at Rochestown Park Hotel on Sunday 22nd October. They came 2nd out of 35 teams - an incredible achievement and the school is very proud of them! They were presented with their award and certificates by John Colbert- Cork Chamber 11 Chairperson.
Halloween Fundraiser. Children from Phyll’s Preschool, Bealnamorrive celebrated Halloween in style, while, at the same time, raising €200 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
World Champion. Serena Pierce, Macroom, accompanied by her coach and father, Tony Pierce, recently attended the World Championship Powerlifting in Boston, where she earned a new world record. She now holds 8 current world records. She wishes to thank the people of Macroom for their support.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 22/10/2017. Jackpot €2,950. Numbers drawn 03,30 32. No winner. €50 Eamonn Gerron C/O The Shop Ballinagree.€20 each Martin O'Rourke C/O Anvil Bar Rylane, Martin Hubbard Inchalea, Joseph & Katie O'Riordan Millstreet, Breda McCarthy, McCarthy Fruit & Veg.
October 29. Jackpot €3,100. Numbers drawn 23,34 37. No winner. €50 Noel Lehane Ballinagree €20 each Bill O'Donovan Anvil Bar,Danny & Linda Leahy Ballinagree, John & Liam C/O John Casey, Billy Spillane, MCP.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto Results. 25/11/2017. No Jackpot winner. €70 Con O' Riordan, Sleaveen East, Macroom €20 each Mark Creed, Carrigaphooka - Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna - Denis O'Shea, Kilgobnet - Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
1/11/2017. No Jackpot winner. €70 Danny & Pauline O'Connell, 12 The Terrace, Clondrohid €20 each Sean O' Shea, 6 Millbrook, Macroom - Patty Creedon, Bawnmore - Mort Buckley, Lactify, Clondrohid - Rebecca Desmond, Coolacosane, Clondrohid. Next Week's Jackpot €3,200
Kilmurry GAA Lotto 24 October. No Winner. Jackpot €3,600. Winning numbers 4,11,33. €50 Deirdre & JJ Browne. €20 each. James Corcoran Jack &Liam O Sullivan Orlaith O Donoghue Ger McCarthy Noel Cotter.
31 Oct. Jackpot €3,800 Winning numbers 16,33,37. No winner. €50 Mary Grainger €20 each Padraig Hinchion Pat Murphy K O Leary Mary O Brien Derek Long.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 24/10/2017. Jackpot €3.800. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 4-11-18. €70 Donie Mc Carthy, Ballyvourney. €20 each: Olivia O'Sullivan, Greyhound Bar. Bernie Kelleher, Kiel. Breda Mc Carthy, Ballymakeera. Mary Cooney, Greyhound Bar. Ben & Adam O'Riordan, Castle Street
31/10/2017. Jackpot €4000. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 10-32-35. No Winner. €70 Conor Buckley, Lower Farran, Ovens. €20 each: Ted Savage, Masseytown. Margaret Buckley, New Road. Charley Fitzgerald, C/O Gene O'Callaghan, Murray's Bar. Kay Healy, Greyhound Bar. Pat Sheehy, Codrum.
Macroom F.C. Lotto 23/10/17: Jackpot €9,000, Numbers drawn: 3, 25, 28. No Winner. €80: Gerard Quinn c/o Murrays. €20 each: Frank Cronin c/o Noel, Mary Cooney c/o Fudge, Denise c/o Fudge, Martina and Sca c/o Hound.
31/10/17: Jackpot €9,200, Numbers drawn: 3, 27, 31. No Winner. €80: Denis and Mags c/o Lars.€20 each: Baba and Norann c/o Hound, Killian Lynch c/o T.P.s, Nora Twomey c/o June's, Craig Ronan c/o Murray's.
06/11/17: Jackpot €9,400, Numbers drawn: 2, 4, 19. One Winner. Aoife and Darragh O' Sullivan c/o Lars. €80: Mary McSweeny c/o June. €20 each: Elaine Collins c/o June, Jim O' Riordan c/o Noel, Mary Cooney c/o Hound, Mgt Murphy c/o Golden's.
Coachford AFC Lotto 31/10/2017. Jackpot: €4,400. Numbers Drawn: 7 – 16 – 32. No Winner. €40 Peggy Looney. €20 Shane, Con, Ger & Louise. Michael Crowley. Helen, Edel, Nance Downey. Ronan Sills (Online Ticket).
6/11/2017. Jackpot: €4,600. Numbers Drawn: 9 – 20 – 29. No Winner. €40 Danni & Mary. €20 Tom Looney, Jillian O’Shea, Phil O’Sullivan, Maud Cotter.

Lee Valley Updates

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Ag lá feistis ag Scoil Mhuire ar son ospís Marymount bhí íospartaigh cluiche mór idir Bhéal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 's an Chaolchoill, Ellen Ní Bhuachalla, Máire Ní Thuama, Caoimhe Nic Chárthaigh & Ellen Ní Choileáin! © Nóirín Uí Thuama

Corn Uí Riada ag Teacht Abhaile

Bhí an t-ádh ar fad le muintir Mhúscraí ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2017 i gCill Áirne. An onóir is mó, Corn Uí Riada do Amhránaíocht Sean Nós, bhuaidh Conchúr Ó Luasa, fear óg ón Screathan, é. . Chomh maith le sin, bhuaidh sé Corn Chuimhneacháin Amhránaíochta Sean Nós Mhúscraí sa chomórtas Sean Nós na bhFear. Tá Conchúr gaolta le an-chuid amhránaithe Mhúscraí agus ghaibh sé buíochas fé leith d’Aisling Gheal agus na múinteóirí a chabhraigh leis tríd na blianta. Ina measc siúd bhí Máire Ní Chéilleachair a fuair an dara háit i gcomórtas Chorn Uí Riada.
Ghlac cailín óg ó Bhaile Mhic Íre, Orlaith Ní Loingsigh, an Corn don Sean Nós fé 12. Bhí an bua ag Aisteóirí Chill na Martra lena Sceitse agus fuair Múscraí an chéad, an dara agus an tríú duais sa Chomórtas Amhráin Saothair – 1. Seosamh Ó Críodáin, Máigh Chromtha agus Siobhán Ní Mhuimhneacháin, Cúl a’ Bhuachaigh 2. Máire Ní Chéilleachair agus Gobnait Ní Chrualaoich agus 3. Danielle agus Róisín Ní Chéilleachair, Cúl a’Bhuachaigh. Bhí an bua ag Finín Ó Conaill san Aithriseoireach fé 12 agus bhuaidh Danielle Ní Chéilleachair, Corn Cuimhneacháin Seán Óg Ó Tuama d’Amhrán fé 35. An-bhliain a bhí ann d’Uachtarán an Oireachtais 2017, Seán Ó Muimhneacháin, Cúl a’Bhuachaigh.

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Slua mór páistí, iar scoláirí agus tuismitheoirí ag fágaint slán le Múinteoir Siobhán i mBaile Mhúirne © Nóra Ní Luasa

Simon Concert

The annual Concert for Simon takes place at The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney at 9pm on Friday 24 November. As usual, there is a star cast lining out, delighted to use their talents to gather much needed funds for Cork's homeless. This year's line up includes Cork/ New York music scene legend Hank Wedel and friends. Hank will be familiar through Christy Moore's cover of his beautiful song 'Listen', which was also the title track of Christy's best selling Sony album. Fresh from his recording collaboration with Waterboy's Steve Wickham, Ger Wolfe will play a selection of his wonderful, life affirming songs. Another real treat will be The Nature's Corner Houseband, featuring Gerald Culhane, who will be joined by Mary Greene on guitar and other surprise guests. Donations for The Simon Community will be most gratefully accepted and all the money raised through the concert and the now legendary raffle of local goods and services will go directly to The Cork Simon Community. If any local businesses would like to donate a raffle prize, please contact Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. See the great work of Simon at www.corksimon.ie.

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The first outing of CCM Active Retirement Group ©Clondrohid Photographers

Clondrohid Updates

Remembrance Mass for the Holy Souls: Clondrohid church was packed for this special remembrance Mass. Thanks to Fr. Wickham, choir and readers for this solemn occasion and a special word of thanks to Eileen and Mary for organising it so well, and of course to Bridget.
Prayers at Graveyard: A large crowd also gathered in glorious sunshine in the graveyard for the annual remembrance rosary and prayers for all those buried in our graveyard and all our families and friends buried in other graveyards.
Table fundraiser quiz: The rescheduled Table Quiz fundraiser for the Autism Unit in Clondrohid National School will take place in The Tavern on this Friday, November 10 at 8pm. Your support will be much appreciated.
Carriganima CART: A trip to Jameson Distillery Midleton is being organised for Sunday Nov 12. €20 admission, tickets to be booked and paid for before November 10. Contact 087 8794128 for more info.
CART: is hosting a fundraising coffee evening on Saturday night, November 18, in the pub in Carriganimma after 6pm Mass in aid of Bus Upgrade. Everyone welcome and your support will be appreciated.. Local musicians will provide some entertainment later in the evening.
CCM Active Retired: The second coffee morning has been another success. Well done. It is hoped to take a bus to the INEC in Killarney to the High Kings on Saturday, December 9. Anyone wishing to travel as part of this group, please give your name to Maria Murphy at Spar Clondrohid by this Friday Nov 10 with a €20 deposit. They will finalise cost and bus when they have definite numbers.
Tea Party: Clondrohid Development Group hosted their annual Fundraising Tea party recently in the Community Hall. Though numbers were down on other years, everyone present on the night was more than generous, as they always are. The Group would like to thank sincerely all those who hosted tables and helped in any way to make it a success. Just short of €2,000 was raised. Well done to all who subscribed so generously. The Group would like to thank all the local businesses who row in behind them generously each year, with donations and large raffle prizes. Thanks to all those who couldn’t attend on the night but made their contribution in cash or donated raffle prizes. Music was by M&M and the floor was packed for every dance. Thanks to Hall Committee for use of hall without which the event would not be run. A special word of thanks to Gobnait and David who transported any surplus food to the Penny Dinners in Cork. Rest assured that all monies raised will be spent wisely.
Poc Fada: Shane Murphy Memorial Cup. On behalf of Cope foundation Macroom and kindly sponsored by Macroom Credit Union will take place on Sunday Nov 26 at 12 noon. Registration in Community Hall. Shuttle bus from Hall to starting point. Everyone welcome.
Scoil Rince Uí Thuama (Ballyvourney) are hosting a Fundraising Tea Dance on Fri. Nov 17 at 9pm in the Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney. Over 18s Tickets €10. Tea/ coffee, sandwiches and cakes supplied. Music by Liam Healy and Gerry McCarthy. Céad mile fáilte to everyone to dance the night away.
I.R.D. Duhallow Seniors Conference: This will take place at the James O’Keeffe Institute Newmarket on Tuesday, Nov 14 at 10.30am. Jim Daly, Minister for Older People, will open proceedings. Some of the items up for discussion include Services and Supports for the elderly, Grants, Fair Deal, Security. Lunch will be served. Cost for the day €15. It will close at 3.30pm.

Inchigeela Updates

Award for Inchigeela. At the “Pride in Community” award night at Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig, recently, Croí na Laoi, Inchigeela, was awarded a prize in the heritage section for its work on the Garden of Remembrance in Inchigeela village. The awards are presented by Muintir na Tíre in conjunction with Cork County Council and recognise work done by local organisations to enhance their area in some special way. The night proved very informative for our Tidy Towns’ volunteers, who attended the awards night, as they joined in with other like-minded people, sharing their ideas, difficulties, and achievements. The prize money will be used for the upkeep of the Garden of Remembrance.
Bingo. The Bingo continues in the Hall every Saturday night at 8.30 pm. Profits go towards the upkeep of the Parish Hall, so it’s a good cause to support. And it’s a bit of fun at little cost!
Ghosts and Goblins. The 1st Store of Memories Scary Pumpkin competition was held during the Halloween break. Lights went out and Scary Pumpkins and their owners lit up the Store of Memories Museum, to ward off the ghosties and spooks that wandered about the village at Halloween.
Old fashioned Oiche Shamhna games such as Snap Apple, Money in a Dish and Apples in a Bowl of water were enjoyed by the many children present. Carved turnips were displayed to show the children what youngsters did before pumpkins came to lreland in the 1990s. The winning scariest pumpkins were carefully judged by Ms Teresa Cotter, Museum volunteer. 1st prize, Rory Flannery Dublin, 2nd prize Ruari O’Sullivan , Clonakilty and 3rd prize Laoise O’Mahony, Dunmanway. Glorious French Chocolate cakes were the delicious prizes ! Well done to all the children and their families who attended this lovely event!
The Sunday Stroll. Walk Number 4, taking in the Island and the Céim Daunt loop was enjoyed by a large number of walkers on Sunday last. This is a short walk and has been a favourite in the past by many locals. On this walk we welcomed a number of walkers who were doing this loop for the first time and we were blessed with fine weather and lovely views of our parish, the village and beyond. The next walks are as follows:
Sun 19th Nov - No 5 Walk- South Lake Rd/ Meall Loop (2+hrs)
Sun 3rd Dec - No 6 Walk - South Lake Rd 10km Linear (2hrs)
Meet at the Holy Year Cross lay-by at 1:30pm and wear high viz vest.
Festive Walks! Tues 26th Dec " Run the Wran"- to Rossmore Grotto- fancy dress for this Tidy Towns Fundraiser.
Tues 1st Jan. "Ring in the New"!Walk No 7- Cooleen, Silvergrove, Toon Rd Loop (2+hrs)
Meet at 12 noon in the village for the two festive walks.

Coachford Updates

"We’re off to see the Wizard" Coachford Players are busy in rehearsals for their production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ which will be performed on December 9th, 10th 11th and 12th in the GAA Hall in Coachford. This classic musical features the well-known songs, ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ ‘Follow the yellow brick road’ and ‘Ding Dong the witch is dead’. The musical tells the story of Dorothy who is transported by a tornado to the land of Oz and has to travel along the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wizard to try and get back home. On her way, Dorothy meets up with the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Lion and a nasty witch. The show is packed with wonderful characters such as the adorable Munchkins and the good witch Glinda. This promises to be a great show and one not to be missed. Tickets will be on sale at the door for each night. Curtain opens at 8pm sharp.
Scarecrow Competition Congratulations to the three winners of the Coachford Community Association’s first ever Scarecrow competition. All three were brilliant, original and a little scary! The winner in the ‘Most original’ category goes to the children of Coachford National School. We loved the use of the carrot for the nose, and that it came from the school’s own garden was an added bonus. The winner in the ‘funniest scarecrow’ was Coachford Post Office’s entry. This also could have won the scariest category! The judges loved the pumpkin as the head, it really tied it in with Halloween but it was the red hair that made this scary scarecrow look really funny. Well done. The winner in the ‘most likely to scare crows’ category was the McFalls family entry. This one scared the life out of the judges. It was like something you’d see in a horror movie. Very simple but very scary! Thanks to all those who entered. We realise that with Storm Ophelia battering all of us it wasn’t the best time to be building scarecrows.
50/50 winner. Well done and congratulations to Geraldine Daly of Cork Road, Coachford who won the Coachford Community Association’s October 50/50 raffle. Geraldine was the first name out of the hat when the draw took place in O’Callaghan’s Bar last Wednesday night and is now €177.50 better off. Thank you Geraldine and everyone else who purchased tickets for the draw. The next draw is only four weeks away so please get your tickets in time and help raise funds for the Tidy Towns and the Christmas lights.
Have you a Christmas Tree? The Coachford Christmas Lights are looking for a Christmas Tree for their showpiece for the village for Christmas. Have you got a really big, impressive looking tree that would be suitable? Please contact Peter on 087 1151834.

Fleadh 2018 in Macroom.

Aghinagh Comhaltas will host Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí 2018 in Macroom in May of next year. The organisation of this event has already commenced, organising venues, fundraising and planning for the various competitions and other events that will be part of the Fleadh over a five day period.
Upcoming events: A fundraising tea party will take place in the Laine Bar, Ballinagree on Friday November 24th at 8 pm. Admission is €10 and a great night of entertainment is assured, with local music and talent, and plenty to eat. There will also be a raffle with various spot prizes.
Aghinagh Comhaltas seisiún in Murray’s Bar on Tuesday 14th November, 9.30 pm till 12.00 midnight. All singers, musicians welcome.
Sean Nós dancing class for beginners in Murrays on Tuesday 14th from 8.00 pm till 9.30 pm.

Macra Matters

Berrings Macra recently won the Macra National All Ireland Ladies seven-a-side football GAA finals in Offaly. Great teamwork and commitment was shown by these ladies throughout this competition. Macra President James Healy congratulated the team: Mags O'Leary, Noreen Healy, Joanne Casey, Norma Downing. Orla Healy, Caroline O' Regan and Aileen Sheehan. The club recently made the trip to Meath to the Macra Annual Conference/ Rally where some members won the Best Dressed competition and our club Chairperson, Colm O' Leary, was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship and Mags O' Leary was awarded a Macra Gold Leadership award.
The Macra Annual Conference/ Rally was recently held over the October Bank holiday weekend in Meath. A great weekend was had by all with some of the Berrings Macra members making the trip up where they won the Best Dressed Competition on the Friday night. Congratulations to Berrings Club Chairperson Colm O' Leary on being awarded a Nuffield Scholarship recently as well as Berrings club member Mags O' Leary being awarded a Macra Gold Leadership award.
Donoughmore Macra. The Muskerry round of impromptu public speaking was held on October 24th. Donoughmore was represented by Joseph O Hanlon, Daniel Buckley, Sean Wallace, Tom Carroll, Alan Twomey. Congratulations to Tom Carroll who was 2nd in the competition. A great weekend was had at the Annual Macra Rally in County Meath over the October bank holiday weekend. Over 20 members made the worthwhile trip. Well done to our Know Your Ag quiz team, Alan Twomey, Diarmuid Lee, Brian O Reilly and Clive Osborne, who competed in the National Final, finishing among the top 10 teams. Well done also to Clive Osborne and Brian O Reilly who competed in the U23 and Senior Beef Stockjudging National Final respectively. The regional round of welding was held on Nov 1st. Congratulations to club member Brendan O’Connell who won the round and will now compete in the welding National Final.
Aghinagh Macra. The last few weeks have been extremely busy for Aghinah Macra. We are very proud to have reached the final of Club of the year. Unfortunately this was not our year but we would like to congratulate Ramor Macra (Cavan) on their win. Members travelled to Gormanstown in Meath for the final and to attend the Macra Rally. Well done to Sheila Lynch who represented Aghinagh Macra and Muskerry Macra at the national sheep stock judging final. The men’s soccer team have won the Muskerry round of 5 a-side soccer. Well done to our women’s team who also took part. Members will play the soccer final in Gormanstown. Aghinagh will host the next regional Muskerry meeting on Thursday 9th of November at 8.30pm in the Laine Bar, Ballinagree. New members always welcome, please contact Aghinagh secretary Sheena Murphy (086-7356180) if you would like to join.

‘There Goes The Bell’

Local playwright, Helen Hallissey, has written a new comedy about the school where everything goes wrong. ‘There Goes The Bell’ is set in the present time, in a fictitious village in rural Cork. The play tracks the curricular year and includes scenes such as the parent-teacher meeting, an outbreak of headlice, an unexpected visit from the school inspectors, the shifty caretaker selling school equipment from the school shed, arguments about the Healthy Eating policy and a new member of staff who won the Vere Foster Medal for the highest mark in teaching practice.
The characters include the hapless school principal, the Fig-roll loving Parish Priest, the nosy Postwoman, the Lollipop lady and most important of all, the school secretary. There are 19 actors who play 25 different characters. All are teachers and four are primary school children from Ballincollig, two girls from Scoil Mhuire and two boys from Scoil Eoin. The play is hosted by the Cork branch of the Retired Teachers Association of Ireland. The cast includes well known actors such as Paddy O’Brien, Gerry Motherway, Malachaí MacAmhlaoimh as well as new and exciting faces to theatre. Marian O’ Callaghan from Kilcrea produces the show. Other locals include Grace Donovan from Coachford; Carmel McCarthy, Toonsbridge; Kathleen Flynn, Inniscarra and Kathleen Lowney from Ovens, co-ordinator of the audio-visuals, central to the production.
The play was staged in Cork Arts Theatre on Nov 7th and 8th and will continue on Nov. 17th (Fri) and Sat (Nov 18th).


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Dermot Hunt, Síle Healy Hunt and Canon White outside St Andrew's.

St. Andrew’s Church, Kilmurry.

Part 2.
1916 to 1922 were difficult years for the Church of Ireland community and Noel Cotter’s uncle, Tom Cotter, was shot by the I.R.A. Tom was a young married man at the time and father of a child. In the following weeks, Evan Crowley’s father and his friend Harry Shorten, among others, slept in mangle pits, in fear and dread of their lives. Thankfully that was the only such incident in the area. People spoke little of what occurred in those troubled times. Stephen Brady, son of Albert James Brady, the Macroom rector, was a young man at the time and in his book, ‘The Briar of Life’, Stephen gives a very good account of the incidents and atmosphere at that time from the Protestant perspective. It was widely believed that the combined actions of Stephen’s father and Dean Higgins, the Catholic parish priest, possibly saved Macroom from burning after the Kilmichael Ambush. However Lady Ardilaun’s intervention on humanitarian and commercial grounds was also deemed critical. Some of the soldiers who lost their lives were Catholic. Since then, relations have been excellent and this was confirmed by Noel and Evan.
St. Andrew’s provides the usual baptism, confirmation, wedding and funeral services. Noel’s sister, Audrey, recently had her funeral service there and she was buried in the churchyard. The large attendance was a testament to the high esteem in which she was held. Síle Healy-Hunt had a church marriage blessing there a short time ago, and Evan and Irene Crowley’s grand-daughter, Karen Kissane’s wedding was the last held there. In the past 2 years there have been 8 baptisms and 2 weddings in Moviddy Union.
Rev. Skuse was born in Cobh and now resides in Bandon. She is married with four children, and has recently become a grandmother. She began her career in banking and later worked in pre-school education. She was ordained deacon in 2009 and priest in 2010 at St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork. Since then, Anne has served in Kilmocomogue Union (Bantry/ Durrus) and assisted in Skibbereen and Schull. She holds a B.A. in Theology for Ministry and is an Accredited Healthcare Chaplain. Anne strives in her ministry to build a ‘big picture of the kingdom of God, where all are welcomed and burdens are shared’.
Serving the people of Moviddy has been a very happy experience for her and she describes it as a ‘special place’. Ecumenical relationships with the neighbouring clergy are excellent. There are many shared liturgical events throughout the year, such as a Lenten study group, Advent service of reflection, Community Carol services, all of which she says ‘bring the people of God together, and help us to grow in faith and understanding’. Many social fundraising events are also held throughout the year; recently ‘The Moody Roots’ - a local group of musicians who write all their own music - held a concert at St. Andrew’s for the parish. Local poet, John Fitzgerald, also featured. The glebe in Aherla serves as a parish centre, where a Sunday Club is held on the fourth Sunday of each month for pre- and primary school children.

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Rev. Anne Skuse. ©

A lady priest generates a certain curiosity. Many people ask Anne ‘who is she? ’ or ‘what should they call her?’. Anne sees this as an opportunity to engage with them. Following a recent funeral service in St. Gobnait’s Church, Ballyvourney, many of the local women spoke to her very positively about the role of women in the church.
Richard Godsil is the current rector’s warden in St Andrew’s and he assists with the church services. Originally from Dublin, Richard returned to live in his father’s home-place in Dromkeen, Tarelton. His daughter was baptized on the last day of service in St Colman’s, Macroom. Lady De Waert and her son Fergie Sutherland (Imperial Call) also attended church in Macroom. Richard is involved in all facets of the church’s and parish’s activities. As an auctioneer, he concerns himself very much with the upkeep and maintenance of the church buildings. He is happy that St Andrew’s is doing well and says that Rev. Skuse is a great asset to the congregation.
St. Andrew’s church and Moviddy Union are in excellent condition, structurally and religiously. Rev. Anne, Richard, Evan and Noel look forward with confidence to providing service to God, their congregation and the wider community. It is a great achievement for a minority religion to survive and prosper, and the Church of Ireland and its congregation are to be complimented for their faithful resilience.
I would like to thank very much Rev. Skuse, Evan, Noel, Richard, Síle Healy-Hunt and everybody for their civility, kindness and co-operation in putting this article together.
By Con Kelleher

Changing Times

Inniscarra Historical Society has just launched their very first Historical Journal which is called 'Changing Times'. The launch took place in Griffins Garden Centre in Dripsey and a massive crowd attended. It was great to see so many neighbouring historical societies support the event, including Muskerry Local History Society, Blarney History Society, Kilmurry Independence Museum and many more. Speaking at the launch, Cllr. Kevin Conway, Chair of the Blarney-Macroom Municipal District, commended the group for the undertaking, as did County Heritage Officer, Conor Nelligan. Historian and Lecturer, Shane Lehane, gave an excellent talk and the Chair of the Historical Society acted as MC. The publication received financial support from the HSE and under the Creative Ireland County Cork Grant Scheme 2017. Well done to Inniscarra Historical Society and for more information visithttp://www.inniscarra.org/new/Historical_Society/

Decade of Centenaries 2018 - 2022:

The Second Statement of Principles by the Expert Advisory Group to the Government on Commemorations and a Public Consultation Process to assist in framing the Government’s commemorative programme over the coming years have just been announced. This process includes how the events which led to the foundation of the State and Civil War might be meaningfully and appropriately commemorated. It is important that the sense of inclusiveness and historical authenticity, which characterized the first phase of the Decade of Centenaries and which ensured the credibility of the commemorations, be continued into the arguably more sensitive and potentially divisive second phase. To that end, the Expert Advisory Group is initiating public consultations to ensure that all points of view and all traditions are recognised and respected. Information on the Second Statement of Principles and the Public Consultation Process will be accessible on http://www.chg.gov.ie/

National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage

An open, nationwide call for submissions to Ireland's National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage has just been issued. Once compiled, the list will acknowledge and promote Ireland’s living culture through official State recognition. In tandem with this, it will fulfil Ireland’s obligations under the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which Ireland signed up to in December 2015 to raise awareness of, and respect for, our unique living culture. Intangible cultural heritage represents living forms of heritage that cannot be touched – unlike, for example, our built heritage. It refers to the practices, representations and expressions that are central to the lives and identities of our communities, groups and individuals.
Applications for Ireland’s National Inventory are being accepted in the following categories:
1. Oral traditions and expressions, including language
2. Performing arts
3. Social practices, rituals and festive events
4. Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
5. Traditional craftsmanship
Individuals or organisations seeking to be considered for inclusion on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage are invited to complete an Expression of Interest form. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 January 2018.



'Smile' by Roddy Doyle
'Smile' has all the features for which Doyle has become famous: razor sharp dialogue, humour, empathy and humanity. We're introduced to Victor, a man living alone and remembering his past, good and bad.
Available at Fitz-Gerald’s bookshop €15.50

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Michael Scannell and Eddie Cotter, past and new managers of Corner Store, Cork Street, Macroom. ©Con Kelleher

The Corner Store

The Corner Store, Cork Street, has new management. The Corner Store is a convenience shop strategically placed in Cork Street and Martin FitzGerald makes the point that it is the first lit premises when people enter the town from the east and signals that the town is ‘alive’ and open for business.
Michael Scannell, Skibbereen, and his family had successfully run the shop for the past 6 years and made the store another ‘home-from-home’ for many and the site of many a debate on a wide range of local, national and global affairs. Michael had to travel daily from Skib and open at 8.00 a.m. each morning, 7 days a week. As well as that, he was very involved in girls, boys and adult G.A.A. activities at home. Because of this and other family reasons, he decided to disengage from the business. Michael, his wife Jane, and his 2 children Katie and Andrew will be hugely missed from Cork St. We wish them the very Best of Luck in the next chapter of their lives.
The shop will now be run by Mr Eddie Cotter, Cork, and every success to him. By Con Kelleher

GIY - In Praise of Raised Beds

A “raised bed” is created by adding a good layer (at least a foot) of soil on top of the existing soil, usually using a frame of timber to keep the soil in place. Instead of digging down in to the soil therefore, you are effectively raising the level of it up by a foot. The raised bed is therefore an ingenious cheat to provide, good quality, deep, fertile soil that’s perfect for planting. It goes without saying that if you are blessed with good quality, deep soil in your garden and plenty of time for digging, then you don’t need raised beds. But if you don’t, by bringing good quality soil in to raised beds in your garden, you can start growing promising veggies instantly.
Raised beds have a number of other benefits. Typically, you don’t ever stand on the soil which means less soil compaction and therefore better drainage (the soil will dry out quicker). They also tend to extend the growing season because the soil in raised beds warms up earlier than the soil around it. You can therefore start planting earlier in the season. The dreaded slugs tend to be less of an issue too because they face more barriers to get in to the bed.
When it comes to the shape and look of your raised beds, don’t sacrifice functionality for aesthetics. The important thing to remember is that you are not supposed to be walking on the soil at any point, so you must be able to reach in to the centre of the bed from the sides. A 4ft (1.2m) wide bed is therefore considered ideal because the centre of the bed can be reached from both sides. The beds should be a minimum of 25cm deep. You can go deeper if you want (even up to waist height) - deeper beds have the advantage of being easier to work at (no stooping etc) but they drain very quickly and are therefore difficult to keep watered in summer. You also need a serious load of soil to fill them. A typical argument against raised beds is their cost. In reality you can spend as much or as little as you want. You can buy raised beds or make them yourself from old scaffolding planks or salvaged timber.
The Basics – 5 Step Plan to Make Raised Beds
1. Measure out the lengths of wood needed, cut them to size and nail them together.
2. Support from the inside using wooden pegs, then nail the planks to the pegs for support.
3. Place a thick layer of wet cardboard or newspaper at the bottom to kill off grass and weeds.
4. Fill with alternating layers of manure/ compost and top soil. A mix of about 60 per cent soil and 40 per cent compost would be ideal.
5. Fill the beds to within about 10cm of the top so that the sides of the bed act as a windbreak.
Autumn is a great time to put in raised beds. If you get them built in the autumn and early winter and filled with soil and compost, you can cover them down for the rest of the winter so that they will be bursting with nutrients and ready for planting next spring. You can buy top soil in garden centres but it will be expensive. Specialist soil mix providers like Enrich sell larger quantities (1-tonne bags). Ask at your local GIY group, gardening club, or allotment organisation. Failing that, keep an eye on local papers. Ask to see the soil before it’s delivered - you do not want a lorry load of subsoil full of stones and weeds.

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Minister Denis Naughten TD with Michelle Green, Catherine Corkery, Julie Crowley and Catherine Costello from Macroom E – SMILE, winners at the Pakman Awards 2017 in Waste Prevention Business category © Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland


The team behind the SMILE Resource Exchange, a programme run by Macroom E Enterprise Centre in Macroom, was delighted to bring home the Waste Prevention Business of the Year Award at the recent Pakman Awards, hosted by Repak Ireland. The Pakman Awards seek to recognise complete excellence in the environmental approach taken by a business, organisation or community group in all aspects of their operations, from recycling and energy use to waste management. The awards ceremony took place at the InterContinental Dublin Hotel and under the watchful eye of MC Claire Byrne of RTE, saw 400 representatives from leading businesses, organisations and community groups come together to celebrate their positive impacts on our environment. Other winners include Raidió Teilifís Éireann, who took home the overall Pakman 2017 award, Thorntons Recycling, Clean Ireland Recycling, WasteMatters Ireland, Matthews Coach Hire Ltd., Sligo University Hospital, ReCreate, Recycle IT, Lidl Ireland GmbH, Galway City Council and LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.
SMILE Resource Exchange is a national programme that connects businesses that can reuse each other’s waste, surplus materials and off cuts. Established in 2010 by Macroom E Enterprise Centre, with the support of Cork County and City Councils, the Local Enterprise Offices and the Environmental Protection Agency, the programme now has over 1,500 business members nationally, over 500 successful synergies recorded to date, equating to an estimated 22,000 tonnes of material diverted from landfill or recycling and a combined cost saving for businesses of over €4.4 million.
Michelle Green, project manager with SMILE Resource Exchange says of the win the entire team is delighted to be recognised by Pakman; we have worked hard to raise awareness of waste minimisation, upcycling and reuse amongst businesses all over Ireland. These events are so important – not only for raising the profile of environmentally conscious businesses - but also for those who are playing their part well to meet and create an opportunity for future collaboration. Sean O’Sullivan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office South Cork and Chairman of the SMILE Resource Exchange project comments: Cork County Council is proud to support this innovative project and delighted to see the hard work of the team behind it being rewarded by the prestigious Pakman Awards. We have seen first-hand the economic benefits to businesses of engaging with the SMILE Resource Exchange and strongly encourage others to get involved.

Legal Matters

Digital Maps and Boundary Disputes

Dear Karen,
It has just come to my attention that my Land Registry map has left out a field of my farm. What can I do?
Dear Reader,
First of all, do not panic. There could be a number of reasons why this has occurred. You have not indicated whether or not you have farmed the land for generations or it is a recent purchase. In any event, such situations arise from time to time and usually they can be rectified.
If the land was purchased recently, it may be that there was a mapping error when the field was acquired by you. It is also possible that there may even have been an informal ‘swap’ of fields with your neighbours years ago which was never formally documented and registered. Another possibility is that a mistake was made when the Land Registry maps were digitalised in 2005.
The Land Registry is the registering authority in relation to property in Ireland. The Land Registry in 2005 announced that all existing paper based maps would be converted into electronic form over a five year period in the Digital Mapping Project and it was finalised in Ireland in 2010.
The title shown on the Folio is guaranteed by the state, which is bound to indemnify any person who suffers loss through a mistake made by the Land Registry. However, it is important to note that the Land Registry Map identifies properties not boundaries and provides “the description on the land on the Land Registry Map shall not be conclusive as to the boundaries or extent of the land”. The state guarantee does not extend to boundaries. You cannot take the Land Registry maps at face value. Responsibility for the accuracy of the areas and boundaries given in documents rests with the applicant.
Firstly, I would need to inspect your map and read the map in conjunction with your folio. If the official map confirms that you still have a mapping problem, the next thing to do is to contact the Land Registry, providing them with the details and the folio and ask them to investigate the mapping of your property. The Land Registry will check and see if the registration made was in accordance with the deeds and maps originally lodged. If an error was made in Land Registry and it is of the opinion that the error can be rectified without loss to any person, then it can rectify the error after serving notices on any party who may be affected. It occurs occasionally that the portion is incorrectly included in another’s person’s title.
If the registration made was in accordance with the deeds and maps originally lodged, then you should go to your solicitor who will take up the matter with the party from whom you acquired the field and will attempt to remedy the problem either by way of a Deed of Rectification or Deed of Transfer, depending on the extent of the mapping error. When an error cannot be rectified by consent it maybe that it may be rectified by the Court. If an interested party refuses to cooperate then unfortunately it may be necessary to take court proceedings but this is the exception.
If there had been an informal ‘swap’ of fields with your neighbour years ago which was never formally registered, then that can be rectified by what is commonly called a ‘squatters rights’ application to Land Registry, assuming that you have been using this exclusively for your own use and without objection from the adjoining owner for in excess of twelve years. For this you will need to go to your solicitor. You will have to provide your solicitor with full details of when you or your predecessors originally entered into occupation of the field, and the use and occupation and acts of ownership exercised over the field by you and them over the years.
Finally once you identify that there is a mapping problem, proceed with caution. Be careful, if at all possible, not to upset your neighbour. Don’t do anything without legal advice. There are good reasons why adages endure the test of time: they contain wisdom that has universal appeal. One of them comes from Benjamin Franklin: “Love your neighbour; yet don’t pull down your hedge.” ‘Hedges’ are boundaries, and we all have them. But what happens when there is a dispute about where the ‘hedge’ should be?

Karen Walsh from Grenagh, Co. Cork, comes from a farming background and is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Tel: 021-4270200 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Sports Mad

GAA- Munster Club and Cork County Championships 2017

Senior Football Championship: Champions: Nemo Rangers (St Finbarr’s)
Relegation Playoff Semi-Finals
Clonakilty 2-11 O Donovan Rossa 1-9
St Nicks V Dohenys ( QF: Dohenys 0-6 v Newcestown 0-15)
Last Two: O’Donovan Rossa and St Nicks or Doheny’s
Munster Club Senior Championship:

Quarter Final: Nemo Rangers w/o from Waterford champions
Dr Crokes 0-14 Clonmel Commercials 0-8
Semi finals: Nemo Rangers v Adare (Limerick) at Mallow, Nov 12th at 2.45pm
Dr Crokes (Kerry) v Kilmurry-Ilbrickane (Clare) at Killarney
Premier Intermediate Football Championship
Champions: Mallow (St Michaels). Relegated: Grenagh
Munster Club Intermediate Championship:

Quarter finals:
Mallow 1-11 Dungarvan 0-11
St Senans 0-12 Kiladangan 0-8
Semi Finals:
Mallow v An Ghaeltacht, Kerry at Mallow, Nov 12th at 1pm
St Senan’s (Limerick) v Kilmihil (Clare)
County Intermediate Football Championship

Final: Kanturk 0-14 Mitchelstown 0-13
Last Two: Douglas and Carrigaline

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Cill na Martra who were defeated by Douglas in the County u21A Football Championship final at Páirc Uí Rinn ©Lee Valley Outlook

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Semi Final: Kilmurry 1-6 Douglas 4-14
Final: Cill na Martra 2-6 Douglas 2-11
U21B F C Champions: Kilshannig (Robert Emmett’s)
U 21 C F Champions: Dromtarriffe (St Kevin’s)
Kilmurry 1 – 6 Douglas 4 – 14
The final scoreline does scant justice to the efforts of Kilmurry in this county semi final at Ovens. The Mid Cork runners up conceded a goal after only three minutes but held their own for most of the first half thereafter . A point apiece from Joe Ryan and Eoghan Clifford had Kilmurry back in contention at 1-1 to 0-2 after ten minutes but they then went into further arrears when Douglas had three points in a row to end the first quarter 1-4 to 0-2 in front. Kilmurry battled on with little reward on the scoreboard but they got a major boost at last in the 24th minute when Joe Ryan slotted home with a low shot wide of the Douglas keeper. Eoghan Clifford then added a superb point and the gap between the teams was down to the minimum, 1-4 to 1-3. Douglas finished the half well and added three points without reply to lead by 1-7 to 1-3 at the break and Kilmurry had suffered the loss of Kyle Kelleher to a black card.
Two minutes into the second half Eoghan Clifford had a point for Kilmurry to narrow the deficit to a single score but then almost immediately Douglas struck for a second goal, Cork hurler Shane Kingston the scorer. This goal was a major setback for the Mid Cork men and after Eoghan Clifford had another point Douglas replied with two further points followed by a 39th minute goal and another goal three minutes later followed by two further points to leave the score at 4-13 to 1-5. Joe Ryan pointed a late free for Kilmurry but Douglas had the final score of the game to emerge very comfortable winners but flattered somewhat by their victory margin.
Kilmurry scorers: Joe Ryan 1'-2 (0-2f), E Clifford 0-4.
Kilmurry: Eoin Curzon: William Ronan, Fionn Warren, Pádraig Hinchion: Kyle Kelleher, Liam Wall, Sean Curzon: S Flanagan, John O’Mullane: James O’Mullane, Brian Hinchion, Greg Fitton: Eoghan Clifford, Joe Ryan, Seán Warren. Subs: James Berhanu 22, Marco Healy 45, Michael John Grainger 48.
Cill na Martra 2 – 6 Douglas 2 – 11
Douglas were hot favourites to take the county title after their impressive season but Mid Cork champions Cill na Martra gave them a stiff test in the final at Páirc Uí Rinn and made them battle all the way. Only five points separated the teams at the finish and Cill na Martra will possibly regret their lack of scores in the first half when they had plenty of possession but failed to convert chances from play and from frees into scores. They trailed by 2-4 to 0-3 at the break and fell further behind on a 2-8 to 0-4 scoreline after 50 minutes but they staged a magnificent comeback in the final ten minutes, fired home two super goals, nearly got in for a third goal and had Douglas defending desperately and longing for the final whistle.
Mike Ó Deasúna had the opening score for Cill na Martra in the very first minute but Douglas replied with a brace and then had a fine goal from Shane Kingston in the 6th minute, the county senior hurler showing his undoubted talent at football also. A second goal for Douglas in the 18th minute gave them a 2-3 to 0-1 lead but Cill na Martra then got through for a point apiece from Mike Ó Deasúna and Seánie Ó Fóirréidh before Kingston finished the first half scoring with a late point to give Douglas a seven point interval lead.
In the third quarter Douglas had added a three further points to their tally before there was an exchange of points and then the game really ignited when Tadgh Ó Corcora drove home a Cill na Marta goal in the 49th minute. Douglas came up with two points in reply before Mike Ó Deasúna scored a cracker of a goal in the 54th minute, 2-10 to 2-6 now, and Cill na Martra tails were up with their huge support roaring them on. A point cut the deficit further with three minutes remaining as the Douglas goal had a lucky escape but Cill na Martra had too much of a leeway to make up and both sides finished with late points to leave five still between the teams at the final whistle.
Disappointment for Cill na Marta at the finish of a magnificent year for this group of players but justifiable pride also to have reached a county final in the premier grade and proved their worth against a very good team like Douglas.
Cill na Martra scorers: M Ó Deasúna 1-5 (0- 5f), T Ó Corcora 1-0, S Ó Fóirréidh 0-1.
Cill na Martra; James Aynsley: Evan Ó Cathasaigh, Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Eoghan Ó Céilleachair: Pádraig Ó Críodáin, Antóin Ó Cuana, Seánie Ó Fóirréidh: Gearóid Ó Góilldhe, Michéal Ó Deasúna: Gearóid Ó Faóláin, Damien Ó h-Úrdáil, Tadgh Ó Corcora: Ciarán Ó Dúinnín, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Dean MacCárthaigh. Subs: Seán Ó Cróinín 38, Donagh Ó Riordáin 41, Criostóir Ó Meachair 50, Cian Ó Fóirréidh 53, Mikey Aynsley, Pádraig Ó hÉaluithe, Colm MacLochlainn and Ryan Ó Caochlaíoch.
Management: Caoimhín Ó Suilleabháin, Danny Ó Conaill, Alan Ó Mochain.

County Junior A Football Championship

Final: Knocknagree 2-19 Érin’s Ówn 2-10

Munster Junior Football Championship
Knocknagree 5-15 Knocknavilla Kickams 0-8
Dromid Na Piarsaigh 0-14 Naomh Eoin 0-10
Semi Finals: Knocknagree v Waterford JF champions
Dromid v Galtee Gaels, Limerick
County Junior B Football Championship
(A) Cobh 3-15 Crosshaven 1-3
(B) Glengariffe 1-7 Grange 1-10
(C) Newcestown 1-6 CILL NA MARTRA 0-12
(D) Newmarket 1-10 St Michaels 0-9
Semi-Finals: Cobh 2-11 Grange 1-8
Cill na Martra v Newmarket, Friday Nov 10th
Hurling Championships

County Senior Hurling Championship

Champions: Imokilly (Blackrock)
S H Relegation Playoff Semi-Finals: St Finbarr’s v Youghal
Ballyhea 3-12 Carrigtwohill 2-17
Munster Club S H championship:
Na Piarsaigh, Limerick 2-26 BLACKROCK, Cork 0-10
Ballygunner, Waterford 1-18 Sixmilebridge, Clare 1-17
Final: Na Piarsaigh v Ballygunner
Premier Intermediate Hurling
Champions: Kanturk (Mallow). Last Two: Inniscarra and Tracton
Munster Intermediate H championship:
Quarter final: Kanturk 2-17 St Mary’s, Tipperary 0-11
Semi final: Ballyduff, Kerry 2-12 Kanturk 1-20
Kilmaley, Clare 0-24 An Rinn, Waterford 1-[8
Final: KANTURK v Kilmaley
County Intermediate Hurling Championship
Final: ÉIRE ÓG 0-9 Ághada 0-16
I H C Relegation Semi-Finals:
Ballygarvan v Carrigaline; Ballymartle 1-7 Inniscarra 1-19
Last Two: Ballymartle and Carrigaline/Ballygarvan
Aghada 0 – 16 Éire Óg 0 – 9
Éire Óg choose the final to put in a below par team performance as Aghada returned to the Premier Intermediate hurling ranks in Cork with a fully deserved victory in the IHC final played in Páirc Uí Rinn. Aghada led the game from start to finish and generally out hurled an Éire Óg outfit, which with a couple of exceptions played way below its own standards displayed all year. This was the first hurling county title at adult level for the East Cork men.
Aghada had the brighter start and led by 0-4 to no score after eleven minutes. Éire Óg seemed to be suffering from nerves as they shot a series of wides until eventually Kevin Hallissey, one of the few Éire Óg men to perform, got them on the board with a point in the 14th minute. He was to be their only scorer in the first half and he added three more points before the break but Aghada had five further points to give the East Cork men a 0-9 to 0-4 half time advantage.
Aghada stretched the lead further on the resumption, 0-11 to 0-4 on 38, before Éire Óg finally got going and had three points in a row from Hallissey, John Cooper and Colm O’Callaghan to leave four in it, 0-11 to 0-7 with plenty of time remaining. Éire Óg goalkeeper Dylan Desmond made a brilliant save and the resultant ’65 went wide, but Éire Óg could not draw inspiration from this and Aghada had four more points to lead by 0-16 to 0-7. Éire Óg kept up their effort and were rewarded when Hallissey and Brian Hurley added a point apiece but Aghada were never going to be denied and had a deserved victory.
Scorers: Éire Óg: K Hallissey 0-6 (0-3 f), J Cooper, C O’Callaghan and B Hurley 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Paul Kirwan, John Kelleher, Aidan O’Connor: Brian Corcoran, Dermot O’Herlihy, Fionn O’Rourke: John Cooper, Dan O’Connor: Eoin O’Shea, Kevin Hallissey, Alan O’Mahony: Paul McDonagh, Daniel Goulding, John Dineen. Subs: Colm O’Callaghan 39, B Hurley 44, Ronan O’Toole 54, Daire McCarthy 56, Cian O’Mahony 60.

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship

Round 4. (A) Sarsfield 1-13 BLARNEY 0-15 (B) Blackrock v Fr O' Neill. (C) Valley Rovers 1-21 Glen Rovers 2-16 (D) Douglas v Charleville (E) (Na Piarsaigh 2-11 St Finbarr's 1-15) w/o St Colman scr. (F) Mallow 3-11 Shandrum 2-15 (G) Killeagh-Ita’s 2-11 Duhallow 1-11 (H) Courcey Rovers 2-15 Ballymartle 0-14
Quarter-Final: Sarsfields v B, Valley Rovers v D, St Finbarr’s v Shandrum, Killeagh/ St Ita’s 4-11 Courceys 1-16
Sarsfields 1-13 Blarney 0-15
Sarsfields, favourites for the county title, started well at Ballygarvan and took an early lead. Blarney found themselves 7 points down after just fifteen minutes, but from then to half time got to grips with the challenge and really came into the game. Scores from Mark Coleman, James Dineen and Alan McAvoy saw Blarney slowly cut back the deficit and at the break only four points separated the teams as Blarney now looked to be getting on top.
Blarney started in whirlwind fashion on the restart and fired over some magnificent points, one from Kevin Cremen being especially memorable, and Blarney were level by the 37th minute as Sars were reeling. Blarney then took the lead with a point and on the 45 minute mark increased their advantage to two points before Sars responded with their first of the second half to cut it back to the minimum. From there to the finish it was a shootout, each sides trading scores to leave it level as the game went into injury time. A free in the time-added-on yielded a point for Sarsfields and was the winning score. It was a heartbreaking result for Blarney but they can massively proud of a tremendous performance.
Blarney: C. Murphy, E. Mullane, S. Sheedy, C. Power, A. McAvoy, P.Phillpott (C), S. Cowley, MJ Shine, R. Murphy, C. Forde, M. Coleman, E. Hyland, J. Dineen, D. Hanlon, K.Cremen.

Inter-Divisions U21 'A' Hurling Championship

Semi-Finals Fermoy 0-28 Na Piarsaigh 1-0-7; Inniscarra 3-13 Castlelyons 2-10
County Final: Inniscarra 1-18 Fermoy 1-11
Inniscarra 3 – 13 Castlelyons 2 – 10
Mid cork champions Inniscarra advanced to the county A final with a well deserved but hard earned win over Castlelyons at Mallow. The teams were level on three occasions in the opening quarter before ‘Scarra had a goal and they led by 1-7 to 0-7 at the break. A goal from a penalty for the East Cork side early in the second half levelled matters at 1-7 each but then ‘Scarra had two goals, one each from Seán O’Donoghue (his second from play) and Michael O’Connell and they went on to go eight points clear, 3-9 to 1-7 at the three quarter stage. Three points for Castlelyons cut the gap back but ‘Scarra replied with points from Tomás O’Connor and two from Andrew McCarthy. A late Castlelyons goal brought the gap between the teams back to five points again but Inniscarra had the final say with a point from Liam Ryan.
Inniscarra scorers: S O’Donoghue 2-3 (0-3f), M O’Connell 1-1, T O’Connor and O McCarthy 0-3 each, A McCarthy 0-2 (0-1f), L Ryan 0-1.
Inniscarra: D Óg Coleman: D O’Herlihy, C Lombard, J Buckley: J Harrington, D O’Carroll, C O’Leary: Liam Ryan, Andrew McCarthy: Tomas O’Connor, Seán O’Donoghue, Padraig O’Donoghue: Owen McCarthy, Stephen Dornan, Michael O’Connell. Subs; L Buckley, E O’Connor.
Inniscarra 1 – 18 Fermoy 1 – 11
Inniscarra were crowned county U21 “A” hurling champions for the very first time after overcoming Fermoy in the final at Pairc Ui Rinn. Inniscarra were deserving winners, with their forwards all contributing massively and their victory is all the more meritorious as they had to play with 14 men for over fifty minutes.
Fermoy were aided by a strong wind in the first-half, but it was the Muskerry champions that made the better start. The Fermoy goalkeeper made two outstanding saves in quick succession, the teams exchanged points and then Inniscarra were reduced to 14 players, when a midfielder received a straight red after only seven minutes had elapsed.
Fermoy had a point from a free, but Sean O’ Donoghue pointed two frees to pushed Inniscarra ahead after the first-quarter, 0-3 to 0-2. Inniscarra then scored three points without reply, Tomas O’ Connor, Sean O’ Donoghue and Owen McCarthy all on target. Fermoy pointed another free but Inniscarra were well on top and had points from Owen McCarthy and Sean O’ Donoghue to leas by 0-8 to 0-3 after 25 minutes. Fermoy sent over two points in response, but the outstanding Tomas O’ Connor had a smashing point for the Mid Cork champions who led by 0-9 to 0-5 at half-time.
Fermoy needed a goal to stay in the game and it came within two minutes of the restart from a penalty. Tomas O’ Connor raised two white flags for ‘Scarra in reply but Fermoy stayed in touch and there was only a point between the sides after 40 minutes, 0-11 to 1-7.
Fermoy were hurling well but ‘Scarra hit them with a vital goal, captain Podge O’ Donoghue’s centre from a line ball flicked to the net by Owen McCarthy. Seán O’ Donoghue pointed a free and the winners now led 1-12 to 1-7 after the third quarter.
Fermoy battled on and with seven minutes remaining, they were well in the contest, trailing only by three points, 1-13 to 1-10. Inniscarra finished powerfully, and scored five of the final six points. Owen McCarthy and Stephen Dornan with two each, while Sean O’ Donoghue tapped over a close range free.
Inniscarra ran out deserving winners, their defence was outstanding with Ciarán Lombard, David O’ Carroll and Con O’ Leary to the fore.
Inniscarra scorers: O McCarthy 1-5, S O’ Donoghue 0-6 (0-4f), T O’ Connor 0-5, S Dornan 0-2.
Inniscarra: David Óg Coleman: Danny O’ Herlihy, Ciarán Lombard, James Buckley: Jack Harrington, David O’ Carroll, Con O’ Leary: Liam Ryan, Andrew McCarthy: Tomás O’ Connor, Seán O’ Donoghue, Podge O’ Donoghue: Owen McCarthy, Stephen Dornan, Michael O’ Connell. Subs: Liam Buckley 40, Eddie O’ Connor 53 both used and Stephen Horgan, Bryan O’Mahony, John O’Donoghue, Adam O’Connell, Shane Linehan, Dylan O’Sullivan, Michael Burke, Dara Lynch, Seamus Desmond, Peadar O’Callaghan, Craig Bennett, Callum Morris, Declan Hyland .

Inter- Divisions U21 'B' Hurling Championship

Semi-Finals Kilshannig 2-16 GRENAGH 0-14; Sarsfields 1-17 Tracton 0-13
Final: Kilshannig 2-18 Sarsfields 2-11
County Junior A Hurling Championship
St Catherines 3-17 Russell Rovers 2-10
Brian Dillons 0-26 Nemo Rangers 2-14
Final: Brian Dillons 1-13 St Catherines 2-10 draw
Munster Junior Championship
Semi finals:
Ballybacon-Grange, Tipp v Cork champs
Ardmore, Waterford v Boydke, Clare

Co Junior B Hurling Championship (Inter-Division)

Sarsfields 2-24 Newmarket 0-8; Killavullen 1-13 BLARNEY 1-11
Final: Sarsfields v Killavullen
County League Finals & Knockout Stages
Red FM Senior Hurling League
Quarter-Finals: Killeagh v Newtownshandrum; Na Piarsaigh 2-11 Sarsfields 4-20
Semi-Finals: Erin’s Own v Killeagh/ Newtownshandrum; Glen Rovers v Sarsfields
Division 1 Hurling League Final: Charleville v Fr. O’Neill’s
Division 2 Hurling League Final: Castlelyons v Watergrasshill
Division 3 Hurling League Final: BALLINCOLLIG 2-17 Dungourney 3-11
Division 4 Hurling League Final: Mayfield 2-13 Sarsfields 1-15

Junior A Hurling League

Semi-Finals: CLOUGHDUV 1-25 Erin’s Own 4-15; Lisgoold v St. Ita’s,
Junior B Hurling League Final: Killavullen 4-12 Killeagh 4-10
Rochestown Park Hotel Division 1 Football League
Semi-Finals: BALLINCOLLIG 4-16 Valley Rovers 1-5; Carbery Rangers v Clonakilty
Division 2 Football League Final: CILL na MARTRA 1-15 MACROOM 0-9
Division 3 Football League Final: AGHABULLOGUE 3-11 Newmarket 1-14
Division 4 Football League Final: Bandon 1-11 Castletownbere 1-7
Division 5 Football League Final: GRENAGH v Gabriel Rangers
Junior A Football League Semi-Finals: Knocknagree v Boherbue; Canovee 5-12 Iveleary 1-12
Junior B Football League Final: Cobh 0-9 St. John’s 0-8

Mid Cork GAA

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Aghinagh - Mid Cork Junior C Football Champions, defeating Clondrohid. cLee Valley Outlook

Rochestown Park Hotel Junior C Football Championship Final
Aghinagh 3 – 12 Clondrohid 1 - 14
The final of the Mid Cork Junior C football championship at Cill na Martra produced a most entertaining game, keenly but sportingly contested, with the issue in doubt until the final minute. Aghinagh deservedly won the title, their first ever in the grade, but Clondrohid gave them a stiff challenge and at times in the second half looked as if they would prevail, but ten minutes from time the well prepared Aghinagh men got back in front and consolidated their position with two late points to emerge clear winners. Aghinagh had to play two thirds of this 13-a-side game at a numerical disadvantage after losing a defender to a red card in the 23rd minute, but had the fitness and the strong panel required to overcome this handicap.
Weather conditions were remarkably good, and Páirc Uí Chuana was in superb condition. The opening exchanges were even enough with the sides level at 0-2 each after ten minutes but then Diarmuid Crowley kicked his second point to put Aghinagh into the lead once again, added another and Aghinagh then hit Clondrohid with two goals in rapid succession to take a commanding eight point lead. Andrew Murphy and Seamus O’Leary made the first opening for Kieran Lehane and Kevin Cotter rounded his marker to fire home the second in the 14th minute, 2-4 to 0-2 the score then.
To their credit, Clondrohid did not wilt and their increased efforts were rewarded with four points in a row, two from danger man Fergal Kelleher and one each from Ray Fallon and Matt O’Leary to which Aghinagh replied with a 20thminute point from Diarmuid Crowley. Minutes later the game took a dramatic turn when Aghinagh lost a defender to a red card and Clondrohid were now really back into contention and two further points from Fergal Kelleher left them only three points adrift at the interval when Aghinagh led by 2-5 to 0-8.
Clondrohid resumed with an all-out onslaught and points from Michael Walsh and Kelleher quickly reduced the deficit to the minimum. In the 34th minute they took the lead for the first time when Alan Duggan found Matt O’Leary all alone and the latter belted the ball wide of Paul O’Sullivan in the Aghinagh goal from close range. Points were exchanged before another Fergal Kelleher point (again set up by Declan Kelleher) made it 1-12 to 2-6 in the 41st minute and a Clondrohid victory now seemed a distinct possibility. Aghinagh showed their true worth in their response to the challenge presented, with their introduction of fresh legs off the bench playing a major part in their rally.
The industrious Andrew Murphy and Diarmuid Crowley kicked over from play and Crowley’s point from a free levelled the scores in the 48th minute. Seamus O’Leary pointed to put Aghinagh back in front and then Aghinagh struck for the vital third goal, Seánie Twohig’s pin point cross landing in the welcoming arms of Diarmuid Crowley who belted home from close range to open up a four point lead. Aghinagh goalkeeper Paul O’Sullivan and team captain Daniel Crowley combined to deny Fergal Kelleher of a goal in a fierce scramble on the line in the 52ndminute but Alan Duggan pointed a ‘45’ to reduce the gap to three points and Aghinagh lost a man for a black card offence, Fergal Kelleher pointing the resultant free to leave only two points between the teams with as many minutes remaining. Excitement was at fever pitch now but Kieran Lehane steadied Aghinagh nerves with a point and Paudie Twohig ensured his side of victory with a super late point from a very tight angle.
Scorers: Aghinagh: Diarmuid Crowley 1-7 (0-4f), K Lehane 1-2, K Cotter 1-0, A Murphy, S O’Leary and P Twohig 0-1 each. Clondrohid: M O’Leary 1-1, F Kelleher 0-9 (0-3f), M Walsh 0-2, R Fallon, A Duggan (‘45’) 0-1 each.
Aghinagh (13 a side): Paul O’Sulllivan: Noel Lehane, Michael O’Connell: Tim O’Leary, Andrew Murphy, Richard Cotter: Con Lehane, Seán Dineen: Daniel Crowley, Seamus O’Leary, Kieran Lehane: Diarmuid Crowley, Kevin Cotter. Subs: Paudie Twohig, Jordan Burns, Seán Twohig, Chris Duggan.
Clondrohid: Martin O’Mahony: Anthony O’Leary, Ray Fallon: Shane O’Brien, Conor Desmond, Oliver Kelleher: Alan Duggan, Brendan O’Callaghan: Thomas Butler, Matt O’Leary, Michael Walsh: Declan Kelleher, Fergal Kelleher. Subs: Neil Corkery, Richard Balfe, Neilus Murphy.
Referee: Ciarán Ó Fóirréidh, Cill na Martra.

Mid Cork Leagues

Junior A Hurling Final: Ballincollig v Cloughduv
Junior 2 League semi finals: Aghabullogue v Cloughduv and Ballinora v Blarney
Junior Football League 1 Final: Inniscarra v Kilmurry
Junior Football League 2 Final: Blarney v Dripsey
Junior Football League 3 semi finals: Ballinora 4-16 Clondrohid 1-3 and Canovee 3-11 Aghinagh 1-6. Final: Ballinora v Canovee

Cork Colleges Senior A Football Corn Simcox

De La Salle, Macroom 2 - 16 St Francis, Rochestown 3 --3
De La Salle seniors continued their early season good form with a comprehensive win over Rochestown at Ballincollig in the Simcox Cup quarter final. De La Salle had three early points cancelled out by a goal for the city side, an unfortunate rebound sent to the net, but added three more points to lead by 0-6 to 1-0 at the end of the first quarter. Playing well now all over the field DLS converted their dominance into scores and with Josh deLacey scoring an excellent goal and some fine points from Liam Twohig, DLS led at the break by 1-9 to 1-1. In a niggly second half DLS continued to retain control and emerged worthy winners to advance to a semi final meeting with Clonakilty Community College whom they defeated in the Munster competition some weeks ago.
De La Salle: Tiernan Quinn (Clondrohid): Aaron O’Donovan (Iveleary), Seán O’Riordan (Iveleary), Cian Twomey (Macroom): Leo Healy (Kilmurry), Luke O’Leary (Aghinagh), Llyod Asling (Kilmurry): Seán Desmond (Clondrohid), Josh Pickering (Iveleary): Conor O’Leary (Iveleary), Josh deLacey (Kilmichael), Seán McMahon (Macroom): Jack Kelleher (Canovee), Dylan Foley (Éire Óg), Liam Twohig (Aghinagh). Subs used: Jakub Byrdziak (Macroom).

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Mark Coleman with family and KItty from the Auld Triangle. c Mike English

Hurling All Star

Congratulations are extended to Mark Coleman of Blarney who has been awarded an All-Star in his fabulous debut season with the Cork Senior Hurlers. This award comes off the back of some massive performances, perhaps most notably against Waterford in the Munster Championship which saw him win Man-of-the-Match. Mark also produced some of best moments of the Munster Championship this Summer when he became known for his beautiful ability to score off sideline cuts and leave Semple Stadium in complete awe of his talent.
‘On Sunday 5th November, Blarney GAA welcomed home its very first All Star- Mark Coleman. There was a fantastic turnout for our young hero. Martin Lynch, Club Chairman, started proceedings by giving great acknowledgment to the entire Coleman family who have given massive support to the club over the generations. Our special guest MC on the day, C103 & 96fm’s Finbar McCarthy then took over. He first started with Declan Hanlon and Shane Barrett. He quizzed our two U17 All Ireland winners on the great season they both had with the county. We are certain that these two young men have serious futures ahead of them in both the red of Blarney and Cork.
Now it was Mark’s turn. He walked out of the clubhouse and out onto the stage to thunderous applause. It was quite clearly evident how proud everyone is of him. He spoke with Finbar for a short while before giving a few words of his own. To finish off the proceedings, club President, Michael O’Leary then presented Mark with the Paddy Cremen Trophy. This is awarded to the best adult hurler each year. We have a feeling it was an easy pick this time round.’ (From Blarney GAA website)

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Laochra Óg u13 team who played Blarney in the Muskerry Camogie League final. ©

Laochra Óg

Poc Fada. The end of year poc fada was held at Coláiste Ghobnatain for u9,10 ,11,12 ,13.&14 camogie groups, with prizes for the 1st,2nd and 3rd place winners, kindly sponsored by Liam and Eileen Slattery. There were some super shots and all the girls in all the age groups have improved since last year's competition .
U13 Camogie Final v Blarney in the Muskerry League was a fast game, with only one score in it after half time but Blarney came out on top. Well done to Laochra Óg for reaching the final and for a fine display.
Shane Murphy Memorial Poc Fada will take on Sunday November 26th at 12 p.m. in Clondrohid Village. Register your team online.
Laochra Óg 2-9 Whitechurch 4-8
The curtain came down on a fantastic season as we failed narrowly to reach our first county final. The result hung in the balance with two minutes remaining and leading by a point but unfortunately for us, Whitechurch slotted in 2 late goals. It was the third semi-final defeat for most of these boys and after some epic performances, it’s only a matter of time before these boys make the breakthrough. The management team would like to thank Coláiste Ghobnatan, the Cart bus, parents and our sponsor Macroom Opticians for all the support during the season.
The U12/14 Camogie teams season, February to October, has finally come to a close. Players competed in league and Championship for the very first time. Our current U12/14 teams are made up of players from Coolea, Kilnamatyra, Ballyvourney, Macroom and Clondrohid. The U14 team just missed out on a County league quarter final by two points in their match V St. Vincent’s, third round exit in the Championship against Clonakility and reaching a Féile final, losing out to Paulstown from Kilkenny. Féile was a great journey hosted by a fabulous Setanta club from Carlow. Our U13s had a busy summer, reaching the Shield Final V Blarney in the Muskerry League. Our U12 team played a Munster Blitzs in Mallow before going on to play in Croke Park, winning all their games. In the league, they went all the way to the County final against Watergrasshill. Interclub we played Parish League Matches. PocFada competitions had different winners in each age category. Social events and trips included St. Patricks Day Parade in Macroom, Féile tea party Fundraiser, trip to Semple Stadium {Cork V Tipp}, Croke Park Camogie Final {Cork V Kilkenny}, Croke Park Hurling semi final. {Cork V Waterford}. Player focus : Roisin Murphy and Mary Ellen Kelleher playing for Muskerry Camogie team during the summer, Congratulations to Roisin making the u14 Cork Development panel for next year.
Primary Schools focus. Clondrohid N.S. won their first ever Camogie Match in the Sciath na Scol competition this year and went all the way to the final losing out to Ballygarvan at Páirc Uí Rinn. Róisín Murphy was picked and played for Cork in the Primary School games at the Cork V Waterford Munster semi final at Semple stadium. Thanks to Macroom Tidy Towns team Sponsors, Colaiste Ghobnatan for the pitch, Udaras for dressing rooms and the Laochra Óg Committee for their continuous hard work. A very special Thank You to Mary McCarty, Katriona Hickey and Caroline Healy and parents. We hope the players enjoyed the year, made new friends, learned new skills and are brimming with confidence. We hope to see them back next year after a well earned break.
50/50 Club Development Draw Sunday 5th Winner of €387was Denise Buckley, Lackaneen and sellers prize of €25 went to The Tavern, Clondrohid.
LaochraÓg A.G.M. 2017 took place recently. The club officers for 2018 are as follows: Club Chairman Liam Slattery; Vice Chairman John Nash; Club Secretary Marguerite Murphy; Assistant Secretary Mary Kelleher; Treasurer Eddie Walsh; Assistant Treasurer Joe O’Leary; PRO Siobhán O’Shea; Assistant PRO Ian Keoghan; Camogie Secretary Suzanne O’Brien; Assistant Camogie Secretary Deirdre Duggan; Club Registrar Kevin Healy; Assistant Registrar Michael Burke.

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Aghabullogue U15 Mid Cork champions, having defeated Inniscarra in the final ©Michelle Cooney

Macroom FC

U14A League, Fermoy 2 Macroom A 7.
Macroom led 2-1 at the break with Ben Herlihy scoring from the penalty spot and Ben Lyons on target with a fantastic strike. Early in the second half Rhys Fallon increased the lead to 3-1. Back came Fermoy with a goal and following this Macroom needed to withstand sustained pressure. With Finn Brady, James Slattery and Liam Holland doing well, the visitors managed to lift the siege. The hard working Rory Duggan scored to give Macroom a two goal cushion and this seemed to break Fermoy's resolve. Further goals from Daniel O' Sullivan, Rhys Fallon (after great work from Michael O' Connell) and Colm McSweeny made the game safe. A fine win with Cameron Murphy and Alan Desmond also having excellent games.
U14 National Cup 3rd round, Castlelack 2 Macroom 7.
Macroom started slowly as the hosts scored two early goals. From then on however the visitors were by far the better side. They had overturned the deficit by half time and led 3-2. On the resumption the pattern of play continued as Macroom notched four more goals without reply. Ryan Leahy and Mark Hunt both scored a brace and Sean Murphy, Brian Healy and Daire McMahon had a goal each. Another top class result as Macroom move on to round 4.
U16 National Cup, Riverstown 1 Macroom 6.
The good National Cup form continued as the U16s qualified for the last 32 in Ireland with a comfortable win over hosts, Riverstown, at Glanmire. The home side took an early lead but Macroom then took control and were never troubled. Daniel Cotter's goal had Macroom level at half time. Playing at a much higher tempo Macroom bossed the second period. Lawrence Asling volleyed home JK Long's corner and then another fine delivery from Long found the head of Cotter who finished well. Cotter then secured his hat trick when he capitalised on some slack defending and Eoin Guiney made it five with a superb volley low to the bottom corner. Late on, Asling was on hand with a cool finish to move Macroom forward to the next round. As well as progressing to the National Cup last 32 draw, the team will also contest a playoff v Blarney Utd in the regional section with the winners qualifying for the semi finals.
Adults: Macroom A travelled to Mayfield to play Knocknaheeny Celtic in the the quarter final of the Linnane League Cup and were defeated 2-0 following extra time. The game was closely contested and the sides could not be separated in normal time. Knocknaheeny got the opener early in extra time and followed with a second on the break. Disappointment after an excellent performance with fine games from Steven Crowley, Cathal O' Riordan and Keith Holden. Back to league action last weekend and a difficult trip to Bohemians. Things were looking decidedly bad at half time as the home side led 2-0. However a stirring fight back with goals from Darryl Holden and Andrew Hegarty levelled the tie. And in the final minute Macroom were awarded a penalty kick. Keith Holden stepped up to score and secure a brilliant 3-2 win.
Ard na Laoi and Macroom B had their league fixture transferred from Leemount to the Town Park, ending up as a resounding 6-1 victory for Macroom. Darren Dineen was yet again on fire, scoring 4 goals. These were complimented by efforts from Dec O' Riordan and a cracking effort from John James Healy. The second team lie third in division 3 with 4 wins and 2 defeats from 6 games played. Last weekend Innishvilla A were the opponents in the FAI Junior Cup and the B side gave their Premier league opponents a real scare. Innishvilla narrowly won the tie by 2-1 with Macroom's John James Healy on target. There were also fine performances from Danny O' Riordan and Darren Dineen.
Schoolgirls Section: The U14 and U12 girls teams are now well into another busy season. Much interest in the locality has resulted in two U12 teams (Macroom and Macroom Town) being entered into competition. Brian Murphy, Mick Goold, Tim Murphy and coaches are putting in excellent work in this section. This hard work is being fully supported by parents, which makes a huge difference to the successful running of all teams. Macroom Town U12 entertained Kinsale and though defeated, gave a great account of themselves. It's still very much early days for this group and every match and training session will be of much benefit. The club's other U12 side were at home to Bandon and ran out 4-2 winners. It was really good performance from all players and Molly Murphy in the Macroom goal had another fantastic game. The U14s made the trip to Midleton minus a number of players. The home side triumphed on this occasion but Macroom's large squad proved invaluable and the team competed well throughout. Leanne Healy and Emily Murphy played fine games and also many of the younger squad members did really well.
National League Success: All at Macroom FC would like to congratulate our former schoolboy player Tomas Collins, who is a member of the Cork City U17 team that won the SSE Airtricity National League title last week. In a close encounter at Turner's Cross, a penalty shootout was required with Cork City overcoming Bohemians. This is a fantastic achievement from Tomas and the whole squad. It will also give continued encouragement to our underage players and club coaches to see a player come through the Macroom FC ranks and do outstandingly well.

Macroom Golf Club

Results. 24-Oct Seniors Scramble First Michael Lillis 16 Liam Nash 19 Frank Mc Carthy 23 47.2
26-Oct First Noel O'Sullivan 13 32pts
28/ 29-Oct Club Singles First Brendan Madden 13 35pts; Second Michael Riordan 9 34pts Third William Buttimer 15 31pts Senior Tom Fitzgerald 11 31pts
30 Oct 3 person team First Declan Ring 14 Tom McSweeney 16 Jerry McKenna 19 47pts;
31-Oct Seniors Scramble, First, Dan Kiely, 17, Patrick Twomey, 21, 46 nett, Michael Dwyer, 22
2-Nov- Thursday Open, First, Paddy McCarthy, 18, 32pts
04/05 Nov First, Leo Goold, 9, 34pts Second, Cathal O'Connell, 19, 34pts, Third, John Barrett, 17, 33pts, Senior, Robert Barrett, 19, 32pts
Fixtures: Tues – Seniors. Thurs - Open Singles 14 hole. Sat & Sun - Club Singles 14 Hole & W/L. Mon - Fri 14 Hole Club Turkey Singles.
Photo Captions v14e 23 Nov 9 2017