Lee Valley Outlook v16e3 Feb 7 2019

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Lee Valley Diary

Macroom Flower Club A.G.M. Thurs 7th Feb at Coolcower House 7.00p.m. Lecture 8p.m.
Naomh Abán Peil na mBan Tea Party and presentation of medals Fri, Feb 8th at 8p.m. in the Abbey Hotel.
Special Bingo night in Inchigeela Hall, Sat. Feb. 9th for Macroom and Dunmanway Hospitals.
Croí na Laoi, Inchigeela walk on Sun Feb 10th from hall at 2pm
February Lecture in Kilmurry Museum, February 11th at 8pm
Viking Age Silver Hoards lecture Mon 11 Feb 8.00 pm in Ballincollig Rugby Club.
Croí na Laoi AGM in Inchigeela Hall on Tue Feb 12th at 8.30p.m.
Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí, AGM, 12 Feabhra, Ionad Lae, Baile Mhúirne, 7.30pm
Macroom Tidy Towns Public Meeting in Castle Hotel on Wed. Feb 13th at 8 pm.
Valentines Day Afternoon Tea Thurs Feb 14 at 4pm. Clondrohid Community Hall.
Ahakeera Drama Group present a three act play in Farran hall 16th Feb at 8pm.
St. Val’s 5km Fun Run/ Walk on Sun Feb 17th at 12 noon from Kilmurry Museum.
Rusheen /Bealnamorrive Community Watch Group AGM Feb 18th in Aghinagh GAA hall at 8pm.
Historical Talk Mr Richard Wood. Feb 22nd at 8pm. Kimurry Museum.
Walk While You Can Cheque presentation in Murray’s Hall, Sat. Feb. 23rd at 8p.m.
Ahakeera Drama Group present a 3 act comedy in Inchigeela Hall Fri 1st March. Proceeds to Inchigeela N.S.
Dripsey Ambush Memorial Parade Sun March 3, 2019, from Dripsey Cross at 3pm.
Macroom Library
Storytime Every Sat at noon.
Music Morning Feb. 8th at 11am
Adult Creative Writing Group Feb 12th at 5.30pm.
Bridge Club Wed. Feb. 13th at 10am.
Ciorcal Cainte Feb. 14 and 28 at 11.30am.
‘Ultimate Nutrition Myth Buster’ Feb 15th at 11.30am
‘Importance of Pollination’ Feb 20th at 11.30am
Purlies Knitting Group Feb 21st at 11.30am.
Juvenile Book Club Feb 23rd at 3pm
Riverside Park Hotel
Briery Gap All Ireland Transition Year Drama and 2nd Level Schools Light Entertainment Festivals preliminary rounds Wednesday and Thursday, 6th and 7th February.
Ahakeera Players present ‘I’m the One for You’ on Friday 8th February at 8:00pm at Riverside Park Hotel. ©
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Macroom Updates

Briery Gap

A recent newspaper report quoted the cost of rebuilding the Briery Gap Cultural Centre in Macroom at €4.5 million, a 12.5% increase on the estimate given in May. But a spokesperson for Cork County Council claims that there has been no change to the estimate.
December 2018 schedule.
Stage 3 – Detailed Design: January 2018 to end of September 2018
Stage 4 – Construction Procurement: March 2019 to June ‘19
Stage 5 – Construction Works: July 2019 to June 2020
Stage 6 – Handover & Project Close-Out: June 2020 to June 2021.
This would mean that both the theatre and library would be operational in mid 2020.

Macroom Tidy Towns.

A Public Meeting is being held in Castle Hotel on Wednesday, February 13th at 8 pm and everybody is invited to attend. This is so that all townspeople have the opportunity of hearing what’s going on in Tidy Towns. It is also an opportunity to get involved and see how you can make your contribution. Guest speaker on the night will be Margaret Griffin, Griffin’s Garden Centre, who will make a presentation that will focus on planting for biodiversity and answer questions. Margaret has a great interest in Tidy Towns and in Macroom in particular, and it will be most interesting to hear her expert opinion on how the town can make progress in the higher echelons of the Tidy Towns competition. There will be a major focus in 2019 on biodiversity and the planting of pollinator friendly trees, shrubs and flowers, native where possible, that are good for the environment. The event is free, so come along and enjoy what will be a most interesting and informative evening.

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St. Mary’s Christmas concert in Macroom church 2019 ©An Scoil

News from St Mary’s

German Trip. Transition Year students flew to Munich for 9 days last November, to take part in our exchange programme with Oberhaching Gymnasium. We stayed with our German host families and attended school every day. While noticing a big difference between the German and Irish school day as the Germans begin at 7.55 am and finish between 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm, depending on the day, we also found the atmosphere in German classrooms less strict than in Ireland. We also discovered that though the Germans do eat a lot, their diet is very healthy. We used a variety of transport to get to school, including the train, bus and bicycle. Besides practising the language and being immersed in German culture, especially the Christmas Markets, we went on day trips to the famous Bayern München soccer stadium, the Allianz Arena; to Salzburg, Austria, home of Mozart and toured Munich, the capital of Bavaria, and included the Bavarian Film Studio where many films are made, including Asterix and Obelix, das Boot and The Never Ending Story. We really enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to our German friends coming to stay with us April 4 - 12. Thanks to Ms McGrath for organising this exchange and to Ms McGrath and Ms Crowley Healy for accompanying us on the trip. By 4th year German Class
Irish Debating. Babhta eile buaite againn! Our St ‘ Irish debating team are on their way to the next round of the Díospóireacht an Phiarsaigh Gael Linn competition. The girls did an amazing job as Gaeilge, arguing their points for the motion “the school year is too short”. Well done to Ms Queally and the debating team: Saorlaith Ní Laoire, Lorraine Ní Chathasaigh agus Marian Ní Chríodáin.
Ciorcal Cainte. Eagraítear Ciorcal Cainte uair sa tseachtain ag am lóin. Freastalaíonn bliain a sé ar an imeacht seo mar tá fiúntas ag baint leis don scrúdú béil. Our Irish teacher Ms Caulfield facilitates a Ciorcal Cainte every week for our leaving cert students. This will benefit them in their Irish orals as well as being an enjoyable, social event.
Crois Bríde. All 1st, 2nd and 4th year Irish classes were busy making St. Brigid’s crosses Lá ‘le Bríde. “Ó lá le Bríde amach, bíonn na h-éin ag déanamh nead; bíonn na caoirigh ag breith na n-uan agus bíonn an uain ag dul I deas”. St Brigid’s Day is celebrated on the 1st February. St. Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, alms giving and care of the sick. This year in St. Mary’s, the Irish teachers helped celebrate St. Brigid’s Day by making crosses in the traditional manner out of rushes. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Athletics. West Cork Schools Cross Country - A group of 17 athletes travelled from St Mary’s to compete in the West Cork Schools Cross Country Championships in Dunmanway on the 22nd of January. Great success was achieved with the 1st year girls team winning Bronze medals and the 2nd year team winning Gold medals. Well done to the girls and to their teacher, Mrs Kelleher. The same girls took part in the South Munster Cross Country Championships on Friday the 1st of February.


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Macroom Senior Citizens, the Cope Foundation and St. Vincent de Paul receiving their cheques from De La Salle's TY Christmas Charity Collection. ©An Scoil

De la Salle Updates

Congratulations to De La Salle’s debate team who recently defeated Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery on the motion, ‘The Global Population Time Bomb is being Defused’. The students have taken part in four debates but will, unfortunately, not progress out of the league phase of the Concern Debates Programme. Issues debated this year included Nike’s endorsement of Colin Kaepernick; the relevancy of the United Nations and the topic above. All the students who took part are Gerard Collins, Barry Murphy, Darragh Vaughan (5th year), Bradley O’Shea, Shane Sweeney, Tom Downey and Benedict Otu (4th year). Well done to the boys and their teacher Ms. Nicola Crowley for all their hard work.
Well done to our 6th Year pupils on their performance at this year’s 'Team Maths' competition in Wilton Education Centre. The two teams consisted of Nicky Dromey, John Downey, Kieran Murphy, Gerard Murphy, Callum O'Shea, Oisin Shanahan, Lloyd Aisling and Jack O'Riordan.
De La Salle's Annual Christmas Charity Collection was another great success this school year. De La Salle and the TY class would like to thank everyone for their generosity. It is greatly appreciated by us and the benefiting charities. A presentation was made last week to Macroom Senior Citizens, St. Vincent de Paul and the Cope Foundation by the TY class and their teacher, Mr. John Ryan. Well done to the TYs for their great work.
Congratulations to De La Salle's athletics team who won the overall best team trophy at the West Cork Schools Cross Country in Dunmanway on January 25th. De La Salle got the most accumulated points from their placed runners, which were as follows: Joe Mullane (1st Year) - 10th, James O' Connor (1st Year) - 13th, Rory Duggan (2nd Year) - 5th, Charlie Burke (2nd Year) - 6th, Darren Moynihan (2nd Year) - 8th, Jack Sexton (3rd Year) - 10th, David Kelleher (3rd Year) - 11th, Ramon Gasper (4th Year) - 2nd, Tadhg Manning (4th Year) - 7th, Lawrence Asling (4th Year) - 8th. A special well done to Ramon Gasper who won an individual medal also for placing second. Well done to the boys and their mentors Mr. Jim Quinn and Mr. Shane Ryan.
The Irish School of Motoring has been visiting our school since January, providing our Transition Years with a workshop relating to the driver theory test, hazards and potential threats on our roads. Last Friday students took over our basketball court and got some hands on practical experience driving a car! Needless to say it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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McEgan College 5th year LCVP students present €2083 cheque to Niamh Quain of Simon . ©An Scoil

 McEgan College

Simon Presentation. A very pleasant function took place in McEgan College with the presentation of a cheque to the Cork Simon Community. €2083 was collected by the the 5th year LCVP students (as part of their Enterprise Project), and Niamh Quain of Simon was on hand to accept this fantastic donation from the group. Niamh expressed her gratitude to the students and was extremely impressed by their compassion for the homeless issue and their resolve to collect as much money as possible for the Charity. Well done 5th Years.
Fairy Garden Archway. As part of their Leaving Cert Applied Volunteer module, McEgan College students created an archway for the entrance to the new Fairy Garden, Masseytown, coming from the the river side end. The students would like to thank their Construction teacher, Mr Diarmaid O'Connell, for overseeing and guiding them in the project.
Art Win. Congratulations to Nora Kate O'Leary, a first year student, who won the JCSP (Junior Cert School Programme) art competition. She created an image for Junior Cycle Visual Art that will now be published and available to all schools nationwide who are part of the JCSP programme. . Nora Kate will also receive a certificate and voucher from JCSP in acknowledgement of her achievement. Well done to Nora Kate's art teacher, Ms. Brew, who supported her entry. We look forward to seeing what creative design Nora Kate works on in the future.
New Zip Tops. Shauna O Dea undertook the project of designing independently new school tops as part of her Leaving Certificate Applied programme. The Leaving Cert Applied is a two year Leaving Certificate available at McEgan College to students who wish to follow a practical Leaving Cert programme with an emphasis on a vocational focus.
CETB Awards Night. CETB celebrated the annual student achievement with an awards ceremony recently held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island. Josh Mullen attended McEgan College from 2012 – 2018. From the moment he arrived in the College it was obvious that Josh was a deeply focused person, with huge ability. He excelled academically but also found time to participate in all areas of school life. He was elected and sat as chairperson on the Student Council from 2014 – 2018.He organised and took part in several fundraisers in the College for charities such as “Donal Walsh Foundation” and “Irish Cancer Society”. Josh played a very significant role in the Green School Committee and greatly assisted McEgan College getting its First Green Flag. Josh received 441 points in his Leaving Cert and secured his first choice place of Home Economics with RE in St. Angela’s College, Sligo.

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Making St. Brigid’s Crosses at Macroom Library Lá ‘le Bríde ©

Macroom Library

Music Morning will take place on Feb 8th at 11am with Tom Seacy and Eddie Hogan. All are welcome, refreshments served at interval. Adult Creative Writing Group will meet on Feb 12th at 5.30pm. This active & inclusive group can take a couple of more members so enquire at library desk – 026/42483. Bridge Club will now be meeting on Feb 13th at 10am after being rescheduled due to the bad weather. Ciorcal Cainte will take place on Feb 14th at 11.30am.
We recently got some new Linford Romance stock so be sure to browse through our collection if you need some inspiration for Valentine’s Day. On Feb 15th at 11.30am, Dietician Niamh O’Connor of Cork Nutrition Consultancy will be visiting the library to deliver a talk titled ‘Ultimate Nutrition Myth Buster’ as part of Healthy Ireland at Your Library. This is a free event so be sure to take advantage and get some tips on how to become a healthier you. On Feb 20th at 11.30am, the library will be holding a talk by Donna Weiner – conservation ecologist – on the importance of pollination and how we can protect Ireland’s bees and other pollinators. This is another free event and we hope you can join us and Donna on the day.
Purlies Knitting Group will get together on Feb 21st at 11.30am. Juvenile Book Club will be meeting on Feb 23rd at 3pm to discuss ‘Middle School:The Worst Years of My Life,’ by James Patterson. Children’s Story Time is every Saturday at midday.
Regular Fixtures. Children’s Storytime is every Saturday at midday.
Adult Bookclub is The 1st Wednesday of every month at 11.30a.m.
Creative Writing Group The 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5.30p.m.
Music Morning The 2nd Friday of every month at 11a.m.
Purlies 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 11.30a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 11.30a.m.
Bridge Club One Wednesday a month at 10a.m. .
Juvenile Book Club One Saturday a month at 3p.m.


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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.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club A.G.M. Thursday 7th February at Coolcower House 7.00p.m. Members only. Followed by Guest Speaker from Nature’s Corner, Macroom, at 8.00p.m. Registration for Annual Membership 2019 accepted on the night. Schedule of Demonstrations and events will be outlined.
Naomh Abán Peil na mBan Tea Party and presentation of medals Friday, February 8th at 8p.m. in the Abbey Hotel. Fundraiser for club. To book : Helen 0876377059 or Geraldine 0868842731
Inchigeela Big Special Bingo night in the hall at 8.30pm on Sat Feb 9th. All proceeds to Macroom and Dunmanway Hospitals.
Croí na Laoi, Inchigeela walk on Sunday Feb 10th...A long/ short option...Céim Daunt / Coolroe West ...Meet at the hall at 2pm
Lá ‘le Gobnait Mon. Feb. 11. Masses in Ballyvourney church 11.30a.m., 4p.m. and 7p.m. Prayers in old church at St. Gobnait’s Shrine 3p.m.
Viking Age Silver Hoards John Sheehan, Archaeology Department, UCC, will present an illustrated lecture on Viking Silver Hoards on Monday, 11 February, at 8.00 pm in Ballincollig Rugby Club. These hoards - well over 100 of them have been found in Ireland - represent a concentration of Viking wealth in Ireland which is not seen in Viking settlements elsewhere. The lecture is organised by Muskerry Local History Society.
Kilmurry Historical Lecture by Dr Paul MacCotter: Kilmurry in Medieval Times, February 11th at 8pm in heritage room at Kilmurry Museum.
Croi na Laoi AGM is in Inchigeela Hall on Tue Feb 12th at 8.30p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Ahakeera Drama Group Dunmanway present a three act play by playwright, Jimmy Leary, "I'm the one for you", in Farran hall 16th February at 8pm.This is a fundraiser for Independence Museum Kilmurry. Admission €15. To reserve a place call 0861767295.
St. Val’s Ladies Football Club 5km Fun Run/ Walk on Sunday, February 17th at 12 noon. Registration from 11.15a.m. at Kilmurry Museum. All welcome. Kindly sponsored by Women’s Fitness, Kinsale Road.
Blarney Stone First chorus rehearsals for the new musical have gone very well. But more men are urged to come along and join in the fun.
Historical Talk Mr Richard Wood will give a talk Feb 22nd at 8pm "Cork Architecture 1660 to present" in Independence Museum Kilmurry. Admission €10.
Motor Neurone €2310 Cheque presentation from proceeds of fundraising concert for Fr. Tony Coots Walk While You Can in Murray’s Hall, Railway View, Sat. Feb. 23rd at 8p.m.
Macroom Parking Pay Parking restrictions will remain mainly the same as an attempt to extend it to 9a.m. and to have more Pay Parking areas adjacent to Dunnes was resisted by the Councillors.
Texaco Art. Teachers in primary and second level schools, whose pupils take part in the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition, are reminded that the closing date for receipt of entries this year is Thursday, 28th February next. Last year, almost 1,500 pupils from schools in Co. Cork submitted entries to the competition.
"I'm the One for You", a three act comedy by Jimmy Keary in Inchigeela Parish Hall on Friday March 1st with Ahakeera Drama Group. Proceeds in aid of Inchigeela NS. Great night assured. Please support.
Dripsey Ambush Memorial Parade takes place on Sunday, March 3, 2019, starting at Dripsey Cross at 3.00 pm. The Parade, led by the Blarney Brass and Reed Band, will have a lone Piper to end the Ceremony. The Dripsey Ambush Memorial Committee is preparing now for the Centenary Anniversary in 2021 and would welcome volunteers to help in any capacity. Please phone or text 087-954-2267 and leave a message if interested.
Macroom Ploughing The Millennium Cup was presented recently to J.J. Delaney by Timmy Creedon President. This cup is for keeps, in appreciation of J.J. 's commitment to ploughing for almost 50 years. He ploughed for his club at every match held by Macroom.
Coláiste Ghobnatan Awards. Bhuaigh ochtar iar daltaí ó Choláist Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne gradaim ag ócáid Gradaim Bhord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chorcaí ar an Aoine 18ú Eanáir. Dob’ iad : Méabh Ní Dhuinnín, Ciara Ní Loingsigh, Sadhbh Ní Lionáird, Emer Ní Riordáin, Aindrias Ó Muimhneacháin, Eoghan Ó Céilleachair, Seósamh Ó Buachalla agus Pádraig Ó Cróinín. I láthair fresin ag an searmanas bhí Suzanne Mullins (Director of Organisation Support and Development), Pat McKelvey (Director of Schools, John Fitzgibbons (Acting Chief Executive) agus Toirdealbhach Ó Lionáird (Príomhoide.
Kilmurry Heritage room available to hire for parties, classes, training etc. Contact 0876568110
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto: 27th January, 2019. Jackpot €4,000. Numbers drawn 08, 31, and 33. No winner. €50 Jackie Doherty, C/O Carrig Inn.. €20 each Mary McSweeney, Coolnadane; Billy O'Connell, C/O Láine Bar; Conor Spillane, Moulnahourna; John & Kathleen Kelliher, Inchalea.
February 3. Jackpot €4,150. Numbers drawn 17, 19, and 22. No winner. €50 Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahourna. €20 each John Moynihan, Beal na Marbh; Denis Cronin, Curaghawaddra, Alex & Cian Cotter, Dripsey; Tim O'Riordan, Curraghanerla.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto 27 January 5,11,19,20 no winner 6,650 Euro. 50 Euro Edwina Lyons canovee. 25 Euro Gerard Ahern Aherlamore. 25 Euro Margaret Corcoran Crookstown. 25 Euro online Ann Marie Byrne
3rd February 8,15,18,19 no winner of 6,800 Euro. 50 Euro Pat cronin C/O Dan. 25 Euro Siobhain o Leary lisssrda. 25 Euro Caoimhe White Aherla 25 Euro Ann Marie Healy.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto Jan 23 €70 John and Helen Desmond €20 each. Kevin Kelleher Muinfliuch, Noel O’Callaghan Ballinagree, Kath and Noreen O’Callaghan Ballinagree, Conor O’Leary The Glebe.
Jan 30 Jackpot of €1,400 €70 Donal O’Brien Clondrohid village €20 each, Eileen O’Connor Boherbue, Catherine Jenks Millstreet, Annie Marie Kelleher Castleview, Tim and Mary Lyons Dromree.
Cloughduv G.A.A. January's Spin and Win : Ann Hallissey Farnanes €100 Jim Curtin Farnanes €100 Christy O'Sullivan Crossmahon €100 Noel Dunne Canovee €120 Jim Hickey Aherla €160
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto January 22nd Jackpot €2,600. Winning Numbers: 19 23 34 No Winner €25 LuckyDip Winners: 1. Aiden Buckley 2. Mary McDonnell 3. Breda Healy 4. Con P. O’Sullivan 5. Donal O’Sullivan
January 29th Jackpot €2,700. Winning Numbers:5 15 29 Winner: Martin Murray €25 LuckyDip Winners: 1. Patrick Murphy 2. Pat Murphy 3. Regina Kelleher 4. Dan Murray 5. Helen Cullinane
Kilmurry G.A.A. Lotto 28/01/2019. Jackpot: €4,800. Numbers Drawn: 3,5,9. No winner. €50Noah Daly,€20 each Michael White, Finbarr & Yvonne, Joseph Crowley, Kevin O Connelly, Cliona O Driscoll
Kilmichael GAA Lotto 21st January – Jackpot €15,000 – Numbers 6 -12 – 19 – 36; Jackpot Winners: Roisín, Tommy & Seán Carroll, Shanacashel, Kilmichael; €50 Saoirse Ní Dhálaigh, Baile an Collaig; €25 each to Deirdre O’Leary, Cooldorrihy, Peadar Lowney, c/o D. Buckley; Snifty & Flakes, c/o J. Collins
28th January – Jackpot €9,100 – Numbers 2-3-5-17; No winner. €50 Jeremiah Horgan, Toames East; €25 each to Luke Hennigan, Moneycusker; Denis Coughlan; Michael Kelly, Boulbrack. Jackpot next week €9,250.
Macroom AFC Lotto 28/01/19. Jackpot €2,200. Numbers drawn: 17, 20, 36. No Winner. €80: Joanne and Calum c/o Swanky. €20 each: Liz Golden c/o Golden's, Sean Murphy c/o Swanky, Adam Ring c/o Darrin, Pat Murphy Jnr c/o Brian.
04/02/19. Jackpot: €2,400. Numbers drawn: 4, 24, 25. No Winner. €80 : Mike Foley c/o Lar's. €20 each; Paulie c/o Janet, John McDonagh c/o Swanky, Josie O' Keeffe c/o Lar's, Kay Healy c/o Hound.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 22/01/2019. Jackpot €1000. Numbers drawn: 6-31-35. No Winner. - €70. Denis Noonan, Sally Garden. €20 each: Paddy Horgan, Kilmichael, Jane Murray, Railway View, Bina Healy, Farnanes, Siobhain O'Leary, Codrum, Carmel Goold, Killarney Road.
29/01/2019. Jackpot - €1200 Numbers drawn: 2-5-28. No winner. €70. Paddy Buckley, Clonfadda €20 each: Tina Murray, Railway View, Paddy Murphy, Dromree, Norma O'Donnell, Castlecourt, Mary Wiseman, Sullane Place, Mary Cooney, Greyhound Bar.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 21/1/2019 Jackpot €1,300. Numbers drawn: 3 - 16 - 25. No Winner. €20 - the Two of Us (Fred's Bar, Rylane); Gearóid & Eoghan O'Brien (Rylane); Micheál Herlihy (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys.
28/1/2019 Jackpot €1,400. Numbers drawn: 3 - 11 - 14. No Winner. €20 - Kim O'Sullivan (Rylane); Gerard Scannell (Rylane); The Buckley Family (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys.
Coachford AFC Lotto: 28/1/2019. Jackpot: €2,600. Numbers Drawn: 22 – 34 – 35. No Winner. €40 Margaret O’Shea. €20 Ben Philpott, Alex O’Riordan, Anthony O’Leary, Crean Family.
5/2/2019. Jackpot: €2,800. Numbers Drawn: 5 – 21 – 26. No Winner. €40 Jack Healy. €20 Deirdre O’Riordan, Mary Sull, Geraldine Henry, Jack Healy.

 Lee Valley Updates

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Daltaí ó Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh ag BT Young Scientist Exhibition. ©An Scoil

 Nuacht ó Scoil Mhuire

Turas Scoile Chaith daltaí ón tríú bliain dhá lá fíor-thaitneamhach i mBaile Átha Cliath i mí Eanair. Thugadar cuairt ar Chaisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath; ar an Dáil le Aindrias Ó Muimhneacháin T.D.; siopadóireacht i nDún Droma agus chuig cúirt bhabhlála. An lá dar gcionn bhaineadar sult as turas timpeall an staid Aviva roimh a gcuid tacaíocht a thabhairt don Idirbhliain san RDS ag breathnú ar na tograí iontacha go léir.
3rd Year students spent two enjoyable days in Dublin in January, visiting Dublin Castle, Dáil Éireann, shopping in Dundrum and finishing the night in the bowling alley. Next day, the group had a tour of the Aviva stadium and visited the Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS.
Eolaí Óg. Ghlac triúr ón Idirbhliain páirt san Eolaí Óg i mbliana le togra ag díriú ar na héifeachtaí diúltacha a bhaineann le teicneolaíocht ar chuimhne gearrthéarmach daoine óga. Chuir Abbey Ní Sheaghdá, Donna Ní Cheocháin agus Jessica Ní Chéilleachair sár-iarracht agus obair dícheallach isteach, gan trácht ar an tacaíocht ón múinteoir Eolaíochta, Bn. Uí Néill. Tugaimid buíochas go gach éinne a thacaigh leo agus táimid ag súil go mór leis an mbliain seo chugainn. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.
DCMUN: Transition Year students and two students from 5th year spent four long enjoyable days in City Hall taking part in the Model United Nations run by the students from Davis College, Mallow. The debate was based on issues to tackle world problems and come up with resolutions. They researched their ideas and opinions and put them forward to an audience of hundreds of like-minded students. The benefit and learning experience is invaluable.
Rince Comhaimseartha: Cuireann daltaí ó bhliain 4 a gcuid fuinneamh isteach i rince comhaimseartha atá á rith ag Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín leo i dtionól na scoile gach Máirt. Éalaíonn siad ó strus an tsaoil agus iad ag foghlaim, maraon le ‘cleite eile a chur sa chaipín’ acu.

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Catering staff at Clondrohid Adult Christmas /New Year Party © Maria Healy

Clondrohid Updates

In Memoriam. It was a sad occasion in Carriganima 3 weeks ago when Con O’Sullivan passed away. Con was appointed to the Post office as a temporary postman in 1948, delivering the mail to Carriganima and Muinfliuch areas, which was a distance of about 20 miles per day. Between the years of 1948 to 1962, Con and his father, Eugene, worked as postmen and carried the unique distinction of being the first father and son to work for the post office together anywhere in Ireland. He replaced his father in 1962 and took over his father’s existing route in addition to his own. In 1987, the postman delivering to the Ballinagree area retired and Con once again took on his position in addition to his two other routes. He covered a radius of 100km on a daily basis.49 years later, in 1997, Con the Postman took a well earned rest from delivering post. Thank you Con for all the miles you travelled, and all the people you helped. Solas na bhflaitheas ar a anam dílis.
Clondrohid Community Hall A.G.M was held on Monday Jan 28 and it was great to see so many new faces. Well done to all who attended. The new executive was formed to include Peter Lane as Chairman, Aylenne O’Brien Secretary, Proinnsias Creedon Treasurer. Alan O’Riordan Vice Chairman, Gary O’Brien Asst Treasurer, Caitriona Healy O’Brien P.R.O. and Margaret Mc Sweeney Child Protection Officer. The Committee is looking forward to 2019 and increasing the activity and use within the Hall for the wider community. There is great work being put into the committee’s infrastructure to enable the hall receive much needed grant aid to ensure its efficiency and potential for many years to come. The Executive would like to thank everyone who attended the A.G.M and welcome them to the committee. There are some great events happening in the hall at the moment. Bookings or queries can be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Note for Diary. Sullane Players Macroom will be performing in the comedy ‘Things we should have said today’ in Clondrohid Community Hall on Fri Mar 29 and Sat Mar 30.. Keep it in mind.
CCM Active Retired: The very popular singing in Community Hall has resumed. The next session is Monday Feb 11 from 7pm to 9pm. On Tues Feb 19 from 2pm to 4pm in Community Hall there will be a talk on Natural Remedies, and gentle chair Tai Chi exercises relaxation. And a special Afternoon Tea for Valentine’s Day on Thurs Feb 14 at 4pm. This is just a taste of what is on offer by this ‘Active’ Group If you are not already a member,give it some thought and contact Mary or Maria.
Going to the dogs: This Saturday, Feb 9, the C.A.R.T bus is on its way to the Greyhound Track for a fun night at the Dogs. Bus leaving at 6.15pm. Anyone interested contact 087 8794128

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‘C’mon Grandad. Just another mile’. Archie takes Toby for a walk. ©

Community Watch Group

Rusheen /Bealnamorrive Community Watch Group was formed last year and a committee was elected. Over the year, some great work was done in the erection of signs on a lot of the roads in the community area. Working with Muintir na Tire, they installed Personal Monitored Alarms for our Senior Citizens and are awaiting to have Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms installed. We, the committee, plan to hold our AGM on February the 18th in Aghinagh GAA hall at 8pm. All residents are invited to attend. Hoping to see as many people as possible on the night. Thank you for your support over the year,

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Iardhaltaí Choláiste Ghobnatan a bhuaigh gradaim ag ócáid Gradaim Bhord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chorcaí ar an Aoine 18ú Eanáir. ©An Scoil

 Macra Matters

Aghinagh Macra Shelia Lynch, Katie O Connell, Denise Crowley and more Aghinagh club members attended Macra officer training in Killarney recently. The club is preparing for the Macra National Talent Competitions, which will involve members of the club competing in solo instrumental music, set dancing, solo singing, mastermind and much more. Both Shelia Lynch and Eibhlis Kelleher represented the club at the Muskerry Macra Titles night recently in Murrays Bar Macroom. It was a great success, with both Shelia and Eibhlis winning their respective categories. Shelia will now be heading to Miss Macra national final, with Eibhlis representing the club at the Queen of the Land finals. Well done and best of luck to both. If you are looking for great fun and mighty banter, you should contact Aghinagh Macra Facebook page as new members are always welcome.


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Dan Joe Kelleher, Local Television recorder and broadcaster par excellence since c.1980. ©Lee Valley Outlook

 An Extraordinary Contribution to Macroom and its Hinterland
By Barry O’Brien

The town of Macroom and the Lee Valley area have been fortunate through the decades in having an excellent pictorial record of its people, places and events. The earliest photographs of the town form part of the Lawrence Collection. A more contemporary recording came with Paddy O’Keeffe, who through the 1930’s and 40’s both authored and pictured life in the town in his contributions to the Cork Examiner and Southern Star. Sadly, as is understood locally, all of his glass photographic plates were dumped in the clearing out of a house sometime in the 1990s. The next great contribution was, of course, that of Dennis Dinneen and the wonderful presentation of a collection of his photographs by Sean McSweeney in the outstanding publication entitled ‘Muskerry through the Lens of Dennis Dinneen’ that has captured the town, its people and environs for posterity. Through the years there have been different local correspondents who diligently compiled and recorded the happenings on a weekly basis and their reports provide an immense social history, especially within the Southern Star, Irish Examiner and the Lee Valley Outlook. Parish Bulletins also offer a particular contribution on a weekly basis.
Dan Joe Kelleher. Since the early 1980s, Dan Joe Kelleher has made an extraordinary contribution. He has video recorded a phenomenal range of events and has single-handedly conserved the sounds, music, songs and laughter of an incredible number of events, not alone in Macroom and its hinterland, but further afield as the situation demanded. Dan Joe spawned LTV (Local Television) almost at the same time as RTE 2 came on air in the 1980s. He purchased a broadcast aerial from Cork and, with permission from his neighbour, William Riordan, erected it and a transmitter on a height of ground in Knockraheen. The amplifier had to be imported from California and this was done with assistance from one of the operatives at Cork Airport. He always transmitted from his own home and the transmission cable that had been buried and extended from his home, to the site at Knockraheen was phased with two aerials - the other he had erected at Sleaveen. A third aerial was placed on Clara to service the Millstreet area. Dan Joe explains that the maximum power used for transmission was a single Watt and his determination to succeed resulted in the registering of his local television project as a company, entitled LTV Services Ltd., in 1988.
There is no doubt Dan Joe was very far-seeing and very much ahead of his time in terms of recognising the importance, need and demand for Local Television Programmes. Speaking to him, it is clear that he was also very mindful of providing a community based service and that the programmes to be transmitted needed to be based on local occasions and events. He was very much aware of the requirement to make an application for a licence. He had a meeting with the Department of Communications in August 1984 and says that they appreciated his objectives in providing a local service that was strictly community based. Consequently, no issue was raised in relation to the content as he was broadcasting his own copyrighted, original material. Dan Joe initially used VHS and then changed to UHF for broadcasting and in the 35 years of providing the service, he stresses that he never once received a complaint in relation to the broadcasting signal causing interference within the area.
Establishing Local Television was a major undertaking. It sparked the demand for house aerials and this placed an extra burden on Dan Joe, apart from all of the videos that were captured by him at the various events and subsequently broadcast on LTV. In order to receive the signal it was necessary that the aerial be as close to the television as possible. He instances one novel situation where an aerial was placed immediately outside a back door and the door was kept open in the belief that it might interrupt the signal.
Dan Joe has been highly progressive in keeping up with the latest and best in both recording and transmitting equipment. He started with a Betamax system; then moved to the VHS and Super VHS formats and tapes and, when the Digital S system emerged in 1992, he investigated and adopted it immediately. He never recorded using the American NTSC but rather adopted the PAL format which is used throughout Europe. The amplifier for transmission was housed in a shed at the base of each of the three aerials that fed off each other. He is particular in pointing out that all of the broadcasting material originated from his personal recordings and subsequent editing. Watching Dan Joe indexing the voluminous recordings that he has committed to each of the various formats of tape is wondrous and his contribution to local communities and the record of the social events that are vivid on the tapes and nowadays converted into DVDs is extraordinary.
Dan Joe’s amazing archive of DVDs enables one to re-wind time and look again at a host of events dating back across the past 35 years and including such examples as:- Local Concerts; Pantomimes; GAA Matches; Macroom at the Opera House; Macra na Feirme; commemorative events including 1916; Masses; School Openings; Anniversaries; Holy Wells; Famine; Corpus Christi; All-Ireland Scór; Bowling and an amazing collection of Guide Dogs Walks; NDC Milk Runs; Confirmation and Communion Days; Gougane Sunday; Car Rallying and the many interviews that were filmed both in Macroom and in the surrounding area. There is no doubting the importance of this incredible resource and, coupled with the outstanding LTV service that has been provided, it is important that individuals and groups should avail of the opportunity to obtain copies of the DVDs of their respective events . (026 44007).
Dan Joe Kelleher has been more than generous with his time and expertise and each and every community that benefitted from his recordings can be ever grateful for such a truly outstanding record and service that he delivered, largely on a voluntary basis to the public. He expresses a deep sense of appreciation to all who assisted in organising various events for videoing; to those who conducted a host of interviews; commentators at games and M.C.s, hosts or hostesses at house party occasions. An examination of the archive of DVDs that are currently available reveals the recording of at least 2,500 events.
In upcoming issues of the Lee Valley Outlook we will list some of the programmes Dan Joe recorded and subsequently broadcast on LTV.


Cork ARC’s Get Active Programme for Men

Declan Kidney has launched a newly developed programme by Cork ARC Cancer Support House in partnership with the Mardyke Arena, UCC, which aims to get men active after a prostate or bowel cancer diagnosis. Speaking at the launch, Declan Kidney said, “I am delighted to see this programme being run. Cork ARC’s Get Active programme will provide information and exercises that are beneficial to men after cancer and will build their physical strength, flexibility and fitness. The aim is to support them to regain control and confidence, build manageable goals, and guide participants to sustain the changes that make a difference in their lives now and into the future.”
Commencing on Monday 11th February 2019, this is a six week programme which will take place twice a week, and is completely free of charge. All participants will need to be minimum six weeks post-surgery. An individual assessment will be carried out prior to joining. Eligibility is for men who have had a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer. For more information and for assessment, please contact Ellen Joyce, Director of Services at Cork ARC by phone on 021 427 6688 or 086 189 5790, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by dropping into Cork ARC at ‘Cliffdale’, 5 O’Donovan Rossa Road, Cork, T12 KX97, open Monday – Friday.

Driving in Snow and Ice

• Only make journeys in the car when necessary.
• Plan your route: Stick to the main roads which are safer and more likely to be gritted.
• Get a full tank of fuel: If you do happen to get stranded, you can keep the engine running to keep warm.
• Bring a bag of supplies: Be prepared for any problems or delays. Bring food, water, warm clothes, a blanket, torch, first aid kit, fully charged mobile phone, jump leads, ice scraper, de-icing fluid and grit/sand/cat litter (for traction if you get stuck).
• Make sure your car is fit to travel: Check the basics, for example water in the wipers, worn tyres etc.
• Clear the entire windscreen with de-icer fluid or scraper: Make sure the window wipers aren’t stuck to the window. Also clear the side and rear mirrors, front and back lights, door mirrors and number plates.
• Clear any snow off the roof of your car: This can easily slide down while driving and cause visibility issues.
• Steer, accelerate and brake smoothly: Abrupt changes and manoeuvres can result in loss of grip or control.
• Listen to the surface: If the sudden crunch of driving on snow stops, you may be on ice.
• Skidding on ice: Don’t brake, this may prolong the skid. Take your foot off the accelerator and wait for the skidding to stop.
• Spinning on ice: Turn into the slide by turning the front wheels in the same direction that the rear of the vehicle is sliding.
For more information on driving in adverse weather conditions go to www.carzone.ie

Accident at Work

No matter what precautions are put in place, accidents at work can and do happen under varying circumstances. Injuries caused by these work accidents can range in severity from minor lacerations and sprains to broken bones, amputations, severe burns and sometimes sadly, even fatalities.
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work and you suffer from a workplace injury, you may be able to sue your employer for damages.
In Ireland, employers and business owners are legally responsible for the welfare and safety of their staff and any visitors to their premises. All businesses or employers should compulsorily hold insurance and comply with Health & Safety legislation and European workplace regulations.
You may have a valid basis to sue your employer for damages if you are injured at work for any of the below mentioned reasons and have suffered a personal injury:
• Slip, trip or fall
• Dangerous practices and procedures in the workplace
• Defective or poorly maintained equipment
• Dangerous machinery at work
• Falling object
• Non-adherence to Health & Safety regulations
• Negligence of co-workers
• Insufficient or improper training
• Assault at work
• Accident while operating a forklift or crane
• Faulty lifting and manual handling practices brought on by lack of training
• Industrial injuries such as hand arm vibration syndrome or vibration white finger

You will be required to prove that your personal injury was caused as a consequence of the negligence of your employer. This is a two tier test in that you will have to prove your employer was liable for the accident and secondly, you will need to prove that your injuries are resulting from the workplace accident. It is very important you notify your employer of the accident as soon as possible, if not immediately after it occurred and you attend a doctor or hospital in order that they have a record of the injuries you have suffered.
The time limit to bring a case under the Statute of Limitation is two years from the date of the accident but an application will normally have to be brought first to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) and the clock will stop whilst they are dealing with it but will run again if the claim is no longer being dealt with by PIAB. It is advisable that you instruct a solicitor as soon as possible.
Karen Walsh comes from a farming background and is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork and author of ‘Farming and the Law’. 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

Cork County Football and Hurling Championships 2019
Senior Football Championship

Preliminary Round
Carrigaline v O' Donovan Rossa
Round 1
Ballincollig v Carrigaline / O' Donovan Rossa
Bishopstown v Douglas
Carbery Rngrs v Ilen Rovers
Castlehaven v Fermoy
Clyda Rovers v St Finbarr's
Dohenys v St Nicholas
Mallow v Kiskeam
Newcestown v Clonakilty
Valley Rovers v Nemo Rangers
Round 2 (losers round) – draw after conclusion of Rd 1.

Divisional / College Section

Preliminary Round
A Avondhu V Muskerry
Round 1
B Seandun v Beara
C UCC v Avondhu/Muskerry
D CIT v Carbery
E Imokily v Duhallow
Round 2: B v C, D v E
2 Winners to open championship draw for last 16

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Preliminary Round
Bantry Blues v Nemo Rangers
Round 1
Aghada v Na Piarsaigh
Bandon v Newmarket
Castletownbere v Kanturk
Cill na Martra v Éire Óg
Naomh Abán v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
St. Michael’s v Macroom
St. Vincent’s v Bantry Blues / Nemo Rangers
Round 2(losers round) – draw to be made after Rd 1 over

Intermediate Football Championship

Preliminary Round
Kildorrery v Knocknagree
Round 1
Gabriel Rangers v Adrigole
Dromtarriffe v Millstreet
Kinsale v Ballydesmond
Youghal v Kildorrery / Knocknagree
Aghabullogue v Mitchelstown
Grenagh v Glanmire
Rockchapel v Ballinora
Mayfield v Glenville
Glanworth v St Finbarrs

Senior Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round
Erins Own v Ballymartle
Round 1
Bishopstown v Newtownshandrum
Blackrock v Ballyhea
Carrigtwohill v St Finbarr's
Charleville v Erins Own/Ballymartle
Douglas v Bride Rovers
Glen Rovers v Midleton
Killeagh v Na Piarsaigh
Newcestown v Bandon
Sarsfields v Kanturk

Divisional / College Section

Round 1
B Duhallow v Muskerry
C Carrigdhoun v Imokilly
D Avondhu v Carbery
Round 2
A v B, C v D

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Round 1
Blarney v Ballinhassig
Castlelyons v Youghal
Cloyne v Aghada
Fermoy v Courcey Rovers
Fr. O' Neill’s v Ballincollig
Inniscarra v Watergrashill
Kilworth v Valley Rovers
Mallow v Carrigaline

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Aghabullogue v Ballinhassig
Argideen Rangers v Castlemartyr
Barryroe v Glen Rovers
Blackrock v Kilbrittain
Dripsey v Ballygarvan
Eire Óg v Dungourney
Grenagh v Na Piarsaigh
Mayfield v Sarsfield
Meelin v Midleton
Milford v Ballymartle
St. Catherine’s v Cloughduv
St Finbarr’s v Douglas
Tracton v Kildorrery


A Kinsale 1-7 St. Vincent’s 2-8
B Knocknagree 2-19 Rockchapel 2-9
C Naomh Abán 3-9 St. Michaels 0-10
D Millstreet 2-15 Macroom 1-22
E Glanmire 2-11 Glenville 0-9
F Aghada 0-17 Nemo Rangers 3-9
G Ballydesmond 3-15 Ballinora 2-10
H Dromtariffe 1-6 Cill na Martra 1-15
Quarter Finals:
St Vincent’s 1-8 Knocknagree 4-10
Naomh Abán 0-18 Macroom 2-13 aet
Glanmire 0-6 Nemo Rangers 3-15
Ballydesmond 2-7 Cill na Martra 1-11
Semi Finals:
Knocknagree v Macroom
Nemo Rangers v Cill na Martra
Naomh Abán 0-18 Macroom 2 – 13 aet
Macroom won a very exciting Tom Creedon Cup quarter final game at a cold Páirc Íosagáin, Baile Mhuirne where they defeated home side Naomh Abán after extra time by a single point, 2-13 to 0-18. There was a very big attendance for the local derby and both teams demonstrated a clear will to win and gave spectators plenty of r3easons to raise the volumn levels and ignore the cold.
Macroom got off to a great start, dominated the opening twenty minutes and led by 0-7 to 0-2 with Andrew Hegarty, David Horgan, Tony Dineen, Conor O’Sullivan, Patrick Lucey and Blake O’Gorman all scoring. When Tony Dineen set up a goal chance, beautifully taken by Andrew Hegarty in the 21st minute, Macroom were in a strong position and led by 1-7 to 0-3 at the break. On the restart, N Abán stormed back into contention, fired over eight points in a row, Maidhc Ó Duinnín lethal from frees, to lead by a point in the 52nd minute. Andrew Hegarty’s point for Macroom stopped the rot and David Horgan put the visitors back in front but N Abán equalised and when Patrick Lucey again edged Macroom in front there was still time for the home side to get another equaliser to send the teams into extra time on a 1-10 to 0-13 scoreline. Four minutes into the first half of extra time David Horgan struck a great goal for Macroom and Conor O’Sullivan, Patrick Lucey and Dylan Twomey added points, 2-13 to 0-14 at the break. Macroom did not score again, N Abán kicked over four points but ran out of time and Macroom emerged winners by the minimum margin on a 2-13 to 0-18.
Naomh Abán: Micheál Ó Donnachú: Ronán De h-Íde, Chris Ó Deasúna, Tadhg Ó Riordáin: Dara Ó Loinsigh, Tomás Ó h-Ailíosa, Diarmuid Ó Scannaill: Micheál Ó Liatháin (0-1), Éanna Ó Criodáin: Niall Ó Ceallaigh, Maidhc Ó Duinnin (0-9, 0-8f), Conchuir Ó Criodáin: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh (0-2, 0-1f), Piarais Ó Liatháin, Donnacha Ó Ceocháin (0-1). Ionadaithe: Conchuir Ó Murchú (0-1), Simon Ó Murchú, Pádraig Ó h-Ailíosa, Paul Ó Cathasaigh, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Aodhán Ó Luasa.
Macroom: Brendan O’Connell: Rory Buckley, Olan O’Mahony, Mark Corrigan: Michael Cronin, Alan Quinn, Seán McMahon: Fintan Goold, Caleb Dinneen: Blake O’Gorman, David Horgan, Tony Dineen: Andrew Hegarty, Patrick Lucey, Conor O’Sullivan. Subs; Ethan O’Gorman, James O’Connor, Paul O’Farrell, Dylan Twomey, Eolan O’Leary, Cian Twomey, Don Creedon, David Cotter.
Referee: Ciarán Ó Fóirréidh, Cill na Martra

Ballydesmond 2 - 7 Cill na Martra 1 – 11
Cill na Martra followed up their easy first round win over Dromtarriffe with a very hard fought one point win over Ballydesmond on a heavy grassy pitch at the North Cork venue. The teams were level at the interval, 0-9 to 2-3, former Cork star Donncadh O’Connor having scored one of the goals for the Duhallow men with a fine effort. It was to remain tight all through the second half but a goal from Dan Ó Duinnín gave Cill na Martra a 1-10 to 2-4 advantage and the visitors survived late pressure to advance to a semi final meeting with the Nemo Rangers premier intermediate team.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Fínén Ó Faoláin, Antóin Ó Cuana, Graham Ó Mocháin: Daire MacLochlainn, Eoin Ó Loinsigh, Seán Ó Céilleachair: Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe, Gearóid Ó Goilí: Damien Ó hUrdail, Shane Ó Duinnín, Danny Ó Conaill: Liam Ó Loinsigh, Mícheál Ó Deasúna, Dean MacCárthaigh. Fir Ionaid: Seán Ó Foirréidh, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Eoghan Ó Céilleachair, Maidhchí Ó Duinnin, Pádraig Ó Criodáin.

County Football Leagues 2019

The 2019 county football leagues have commenced with new stricter rules to avoid postponements and stiffer penalties for teams not fulfilling their fixtures.
Completion Dates
With leagues to be completed before peak championship season in August, the completion date for the group stage of the 2019 leagues is Sunday, July 14th. League finals are scheduled for the last two weekends in July. Dates and times for all regular rounds have been fixed by the CCC.
Where the appointed referee fails to attend, agreement must be reached between the two clubs on a substitute referee by either tossing or by agreement. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the league points by the club or clubs failing to agree.
Request for Postponement / Change
Any request for changes to the listed time and / or date must be sent from the club secretary’s official email to the county secretary’s official email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least five days in advance of the fixture. No postponements shall be granted thereafter, except in exceptional circumstances.
If a match is to be postponed or changed the following criteria must be met:
Both clubs must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. separately, referencing the fixture involved, both outlining the same reason for change of fixture and both listing the same new agreed re-fixture date / time. The re-fixture date must be on / before the same date in the following month and on / before the July 14th deadline. If two clubs fail to agree on either postponement or a re-fixture date the fixture stands
Unfulfilled Fixtures / Walkovers
A fine of €100 per team will apply for each unfulfilled fixture, In addition, a club which fails to complete more than two of its fixtures in the group stage of a league during a calendar year will be automatically relegated. It is at the discretion of the CCC whether a team is promoted (or not relegated) in its place. If a club is disqualified or retires during the course of the league, its played games shall stand and its unplayed games awarded to the opposing teams. A fine of €100 per game will apply.
Up to nine (9) substitutions shall be permitted in the playing of normal time in all games in the County Leagues, County Junior Leagues 'A' and 'B' and other Secondary Competitions under the jurisdiction of Coiste Chontae Chorcaí. A maximum of three substitutes remains for extra-time, where played.
League points
League results shall be credited as follows: 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for each game played. Therefore, a winning team get 5 points for a particular match and the losing team gets 1 point. If a walkover is granted 5 points and 0 points are awarded, respectively (deviation from rule granted by Central Council).

Ballincollig, in Division One, were the only first round winners from Muskerry. Ballinora and Grenagh earned draws in Div 4, and Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh in One, Macroom and Aghabullogue in Two, Naomh Abán in Three, all suffered opening day defeats. Cill na Martra in One and Éire Óg in Two had idle days in Round One.

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Eileen O'Flynn, Auld Triangle, sponsors, presenting the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Overall Sports Star Award 2018 to Aoife Murray, Cloughdubh and Cork Camogie player. Included are William Buckley, Chairman Awards Committee, Marc Sheehan, Vice Chairman Cork County Board, Ronan Fahy, Manager Oriel House Hotel and Pat Malone, Chairman Muskerry GAA. ©Mike English

Division One - Kelleher Shield

03/02/2019 - Round One
O Donovan Rossa 0-10 Nemo Rangers 0-8
St Finbarr’s 1-17 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1-10
St Michaels 1-22 Clonakilty 0-7
Valley Rovers 0-8 Ballincollig 3-13

10/02/2019 – Round Two
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Valley Rovers
Cill Na Martra vO Donovan Rossa
Clonakilty v Carbery Rangers
Kiskeam v St Finbarrs
Nemo Rangers v St Michaels
Division Two
03/02/2019 – Round One
-Carrigaline 2-7 Newcestown 3-9
-Clyda Rovers 1-11 Macroom 1-7
-Fermoy 0-12 -Mallow 1-11
-Kanturk 1-9 Castlehaven 0-14 -
-Newmarket 2-10 Aghabullogue 1-10
10/02/2019 – Round Two
-Aghabullogue v Fermoy---
-Éire Óg v Clyda Rovers---
-Macroom v Newmarket---
-Mallow v Carrigaline---
-Newcestown v Kanturk---

Division Three
02/02/2019 – Round One
-Dohenys 3-18----Rockchapel 2-5---
-Aghada 2-13----Naomh Abán 2-9---
-Bandon 1-11----Douglas 1-12---
-St Vincents---v---Nemo Rangers---
10/02/2019 – Round Two
-Glanworth---v---Ilen Rovers---
-Naomh Abán---v---Bandon---
-Nemo Rangers---v---Aghada---
-Rockchapel---v---St Vincents---

Division Four
01/02/2019 – Round One
-Ballydesmond 2-15----Gabriel Rangers 2-9---
-Castletownbere 0-12----Bantry Blues 0-10---
-Glenville 0-10----Kinsale 1-10---
-Kildorrery 0-10----Grenagh 0-10---
10/02/2019 – Round Two
-Bantry Blues---v---Kildorrery---
-Gabriel Rangers---v---Castletownbere---

Division Five
02/02/2019 – Round One
-St Finbarrs 0-10----Dromtarriffe 3-16---
-Ballinora 1-5----Na Piarsaigh 0-8---
-Glanmire 1-4----Millstreet 3-11---
-St Nicks 2-7----Youghal 2-4---
10/02/2019 – Round Two
-Millstreet---v---St Nicks---
-Youghal---v---St Finbarrs---

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Muskerry GAA Intermediate Hurling 2018 Team of the Year at the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Star Awards Gala Dinner at Oriel Hotel. Included are Pat Malone, Chairman and Barry Holland of Europumps, sponsors. ©Mike English.

Round One Results

St Finbarr’s 1-17 Beal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1-10
Premier intermediate side Béal Átha met county senior champions St Finbarrs at Togher and were competitive to the end. ‘Barrs led by 1-8 to 0-3 at the break, their goal coming as early as the 9th minute. A Béal Átha goal from Diarmuid MacTomás left his side five adrift entering the closing stretch but Barrs finished well to kill off any chabnce of a revival.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Gearoid Ó Muirthile: Nollaig Ó Laoire, Seán Ó Donnchú, Ciaráin Ó Núnáin: Cian Ó Duinnín, Len Ó Conchúir, Dara Ó Ceallacháin: Matt Ó Riordáin, Eoin Ó Coill: Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsigh, Aindrias Ó Coinceannain (0-2f), Donagh Seartan (0-2): Diarmuid MacTomás (1-3), Liam Seartan, Beircheart Seartan. Ionadaí: Eanna Ó Duinnín, Colmán Ó Tuama, Seán Ó Duinnín, Ian Ó Coinceannain (0-1), Barra Ó Coinceannain.

Ballincollig 3-13 Valleys 0-8
Ballincollig led at half time by 2-8 to 0-5 and were always in command against the visitors.

Clyda 1-11 Macroom 1-7
Clyda started well and led by 0-6 to 0-1 after 20 minutes. Macroom improved and added two points to their tally to trail by three points at the break. Three points still separated the teams at the three quarter stage when lazy defending yielded Clyda a goal but Macroom had goal chances also which were not availed of. Their spirited efforts did produce a late goal from an excellently taken penalty by Conor O’Sulllivan.
Macroom: Brendan O’Connell: Mark Corrigan, Paul O’Farrell, Janmes O’Connor: NMichael Cronin, Alan Quinn, David Cotter: David Horgan, Caleb Dinneen: Tony Dineen, Blake O’Gorman, Don Creedon: Johnny Murphy, Andrew Hegarty, Conor O’Sullivan. Subs: Seán McMahon, Dylan Twomey, Jack Cronin, Ethan O’Gorman, Eolan O’Leary, Colm O’Mahony.

Newmarket 2-10 Aghabullogue 1-10
Aghabullogue led by 0-8 to 1-3 at the break but the home side upped their performance in the second half and a second goal put them on the road to victory. Aghabullogue never gave up and were rewarded with a late goal from Luke Casey which left only a goal between the teams but Newmarket were not going to concede another and took the points.
Aghabullogue: David Moynihan: Paudie Twomey, Michael Dennehy, Conor Smith: Billy Casey, Paul Ring, Jack Murphy: Seán O’Sullivan, Seán O’Connell: Evan O’Sullivan, Mathew Bradley, Niall BarryMurphy: David Thompson, Ian BarryMurphy, James Byrne. Subs: Luke Casey, Denis Quinlan, Tadg Bradley, Michael O’Regan, Michael O’Sullivan.

Aghada 2-13 Naomh Abán 2-9
Naomh Abán had a long journey to Aghada and the home side proved that little too strong and took the four points on offer under the new points system being operated this season.
Naomh Abán: Micheál Ó Donnchú: Ronán de h-Íde, Chris Ó Deasúna (1-0), Simon Ó Murchú: Dara Ó Loinsigh, Éanna Ó Críodáin, Pádraig Ó h-Ailíosa: Conchuir Ó Murchú (0-1), Conchuir Ó Críodáin (0-1); Niall Ó Ceallaigh (1-0), Deaglán Ó hAilleamhain (0-1), Diarmuid Ó Meachair: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh (0-2, 0-1f), Maidhc Ó Duinnín (0-2f), Aodhán Ó Luasa (0-2). Ionadaithe: Colm Ó Meachair agus Séamus Ó Riada.

Kildorrery 0-10 Grenagh 0-10
Grenagh and Kildorrery shared the four points after this hard fought encounter at a cold Kildorrery venue in North Cork.

Ballinora 1-5 Na Piarsaigh 0-8
Spoils were shared at Ballinora as the home side, held their higher graded opponents to a deserved draw. Na Piarsaigh led by 0-8 to 0-4 at half time but a late goal from a Colin O’Shea penalty brought Ballinora back into live contention and they then added a point to draw level. Na Piarsaigh had a golden opportunity before the finish to take all the points when they were awarded a penalty but the fierce kick struck the Ballinora crossbar and was cleared to safety.
Ballinora: Eoin Walsh: Kevin O’Regan, Noel O’Toole, Kenneth Greally: Ian Wycherley, Mike Lordan, Brian Rigney: Alan O’Neill, Pádraig Dineen: Kevin Murphy, Darragh Holmes, George Forde: Ben Ahern, Daire Crowley, Brian Murphy. Subs: Patrick Cronin, Denis Forde, Patrick Fitton., Colin O’Shea, Dylan Dineen.

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Muskerry GAA Junior Hurling 2018 Team of the Year. Included are Pat Malone, Chairman and Frank Walsh of O'Mahony Walsh Auctioneers and Insurance Brokers, sponsors. ©Mike English

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Fermanagh 0-8 Cork 1-5
The Cork Senior Football team started their National Football League (Div Two) campaign with a draw, as with the last kick of the game, Fermanagh salvaged a point against 14-man Cork in Enniskillen. Cork led 0-4 to 0-1 at the break. Scorers for Cork - M Taylor 1-0, L Connolly 0-2, E McSweeney, J Loughrey 0-1 each, D Gore 0-1.
Cork: Mark White (Clonakilty): Kevin O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers), Kevin Flahive (Douglas), Conor Dennehy (St Finbarrs): James Loughrey (Mallow), Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Mattie Taylor (Mallow): Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs) – Captain, Ronan O’ Toole (Eire Og): Tomás Clancy (Fermoy) , Eoghan McSweeney (Knocknagree), Ruairi Deane (Bantry): Damien Gore (Kilmacabea), Brian Hurley (Castlehaven), Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers). Subs: Michael Hurley (Castlehaven) for Brian Hurley (51), Cillian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig) for O’Toole (51), John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers) for Gore (55), Liam O’Donovan (Clonakilty) for Loughrey (55), Sean White (Clonakilty) for McSweeney (66). Also: Micheál Aodh Martin (Nemo Rangers), Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs), Peter Murphy (Bandon), Aidan Browne (Newmarket), Tadhg Corkery (Cill Na Martra), Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael).
Cork 0- 10 Kildare 1 – 10
After a draw away to Fermanagh Cork were at home to Kildare and suffered a defeat against a team which played the last 33 minutes with only 14 men. Level when Kildare lost their man, Cork managed only one point from play subsequently. The pitch cut up badly at Páirc Ui Chaoimh to add to the Cork litany of woes.
Cork scorers: M Hurley 0-5, L Connolly 0-2 (0-1f), R Deane, M Collins (f), S White 0-1 each,
Cork: Mark White (Clonakilty): Kevin O' Donovan (Nemo Rangers), Kevin Flahive (Douglas), Conor Dennehy (St Finbarrs): James Loughrey (Mallow), Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Mattie Taylor (Mallow): Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs), Ronan O' Toole (Eire Og): Tomás Clancy (Fermoy), Eoghan McSweeney (Knocknagree), Mark Collins (Castlehaven): Michael Hurley (Castlehaven), Ruairi Deane (Bantry), Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers). Subs: 22. Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers) h/t, Seán White (Clonakilty) 49, Liam O' Donovan (Clonakilty)53, Brian Hurley (Castlehaven) 56, Cillian O' Hanlon (Kilshannig)62. And Micheál Aodh Martin (Nemo Rangers), Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs), Aidan Browne (Newmarket), Tom Clancy (Clonakilty), John O' Rourke (Carbery Rangers), Damien Gore (Kilmacabea).


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Muskerry GAA Junior Football 2018 Team of the Year. Included are Pat Malone, Chairman and Cormac Quish of Quish's SuperValu Ballincollig, sponsors. ©: Mike English.

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Kilkennny 2-18 Cork 0-17
Cork Hurlers suffered defeat in Round 1 of the National Hurling League in Nowlan Park. In an evenly contested opening half, Kilkenny lead 1-8 to 0-10 at half time but in the second half another Kilkenny goal put the Noresiders in a strong position and it looked like Cork did not have the determination to get back in to contention. The Kilkenny goals were both avoidable to add to Cork worries.
Scorers for Cork: P Horgan (0-10, 5 frees); C Murphy (0-4); D Kearney, A Walsh, D Dalton (sideline) (0-1 each).
CORK: Anthony Nash (Kanturk): Stephen Mc Donnell (Glen Rovers) Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarrs) Conor O’ Sullivan (Sarsfields): Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh) Tim O' Mahony (Newtownshandrum) Seán O’ Donoghue (Inniscarra): Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs). Cormac Murphy (Mallow): Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields) Declan Dalton (Fr. O Neills) Luke Meade (Newcestown): Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum) Aidan Walsh (Kanturk) Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers). Subs: Jack O’Connor (Sars) for Coughlan (HT); Conor Lehane (Midleton) (42); David Lowney (Clonakilty) (50); Michael O’Halloran (Blackrock) (62).

Cork 0-17 Wexford 1-18
Cork hurlers suffered their fourth competitive defeat of the year (Munster league v Clare and Waterford and NHL v Kilkenny and now Wexford) at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The state of the pitch was an embarrassment but the lack of fire being displayed by the county hurlers is a huge worry also. ‘They (Wexford) outworked us and outfought us’ was the comment of Cork selector Donal O’Mahony.
Cork: Anthony Nash (Kanturk): Sean O’ Donoghue (Inniscarra), Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarrs), Conor O’ Sullivan (Sarsfields): Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh), Tim O' Mahony (Newtownshandrum), Mark Coleman (Blarney): Bill Cooper (Youghal) – Captain, Cormac Murphy (Mallow): Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs), Michael O’ Halloran (Blackrock), Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields): Conor Lehane (Midleton), Aidan Walsh (Kanturk), Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers). Subs: Luke Meade (Newcestown) 25, Declan D’Alton (Fr O’Neills) 63, George mellerick (Fr O’;Neills) 68. Also: Patrick Collins(Ballinhassig), David Griffin (Carrigaline), William Kearney (Sarsfields), Shane Kingston (Douglas), Jack O’ Connor (Sarsfields), Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum), Robbie O’ Flynn (Erins Own)
Sunday 10.02.2019
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Round 3: Clare v Cork @ Cusack Park Ennis, 2pm
Saturday 16.02.2019
Allianz Hurling League Division 1
Round 3: Cork v Clare in Cork, 7.15pm

Mid Cork GAA Championship Draws 2019
Junior A Football Championship
Round 1
A Éire Óg v Cill na Martra
B Kilmurry v Iveleary
C Naomh Abán v Canovee
D Donoughmore v Inniscarra
E Clondrohid v Kilmichael
F Dripsey v Ballincollig
G Blarney v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
Aghinagh – a bye
Round 2
Aghinagh v Loser A; Loser B v Loser C; Loser D v Loser E; Loser F v Loser G
Round 3 – new draw
Junior B Football Championship
Round 1
A Grenagh v Inniscarra
B Kilmurry v Ballinora
Quarter finals
1 Canovee v Iveleary
2 Winner of A v Aghabullogue
3 Winner of B v Aghinagh
4 Ballincollig v Macroom
Semi Finals; 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Junior C Football Championship
Quarter Finals;
A Kilmichael v Dripsey
B Ballincollig v Éire Óg
C Gleann na Laoi v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
D Blarney – a bye
Semi Finals: Winner of A v Winner of B, Winner of C v Blarney
U21 A Football Championship
Round 1
A Ballincollig v Béal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh
B Cill na Martra v Kilmurry
C Naomh Abán v Éire Óg
Round 2
Inniscarra v Loser A; Loser B v Loser C; Quarter Finals – new draw
U21 B Football Championship
Round 1
A Canovee v St Malachy’s
B Aghabullogue v Ballinora
C Blarney v Grenagh
D Macroom v Iveleary
Round 2 Loser A v Loser B, Loser C v Loser D.
Quarter Finals: new draw
U21 C Football Championship
Round 1
1 Kilmichael v Ballincollig B
2 Clondrohid v Dripsey
Round 2 Winners of 1 v Losers of 2: Winners of 2 v Losers of 1
Round 3 Winner of 1 v Winner of 2: Loser of 2 v Loser of 1
Junior A Hurling Championship
Round 1
A Donoughmore v Éire Óg
B Ballinora v Inniscarra
C Iveleary v Cloughduv
D Ballincollig v Blarney
Kilmichael – a bye
Round 2
Kilmichael v Loser A
Loser B v Loser C,
Loser D a bye BUT v Kilmichael if KM lose earlier
Junior B Hurling Championship
Round 1
A Gleann na Laoi v Éire Óg
Quarter Finals
1 Grenagh v Laochra Óg
2 Winner of A v Inniscarra
3 Aghabullogue v Ballincollig
4 Blarney v Ballinora
Semi Finals: 1 v 2: 3 v 4

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Coachford College, Munster Junior A Champions after defeating Coláiste Choilm and qualifying for the All Ireland Semi final V Loreto Kilkenny ©Michelle Cooney

Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues

After three rounds of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League, Cork head Group 2 with full points. They notched up wins against Tipperary and Waterford and got a walkover from Wexford On Sunday, February 3rd, Cork defeated Waterford 3-8 to 0-10 and they now have a fortnight free then before they meet Galway on February 24.
Two first-half goals from Amy O’Connor and one from Saoirse McCarthy were vital as All-Ireland champions Cork were able to see off a doughty Déise challenge to prevail by 3-8 to 0-10 at Cork Camogie Grounds. When O’Connor hand-passed to the net after eight minutes, the hosts led by 3-1 to 0-2 but Waterford illustrated their continuing improvement as they curtailed their opponents to a single point for the remainder of the half and went in at the interval trailing by 3-2 to 0-5. Beth Carton had three of those points for the visitors and doubled her tally in the second half but Orla Cotter’s customary accuracy from placed balls was enough to extend the interval advantage by one, her four points making sure of the victory.
Among the Cork starting 15 were Aoife Murray and Briege Corkery, Cloughduv; Libby Coppinger, St. Colum’s; Aileen Sheehan and Niamh McCarthy, Inniscarra; Siobhán Hutchinson, Éire Óg and Ciara and Kate McCarthy and Clíona Healy, Aghabullogue. Courtesy of Daragh Ó Conchúir.

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Inniscarra team who lost out to St. Martin’s in the AIB All-Ireland Senior Camogie Club Championship Semi-Final ©INPHO /Oisin Keniry

Inniscarra Miss out on All Ireland

Inniscarra were defeated by St Martin’s in the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship semi-final 0-11 to 0-5. They did well in the first half, holding St Martin’s to a one point lead 0-5 to 0-4, despite the benefit of a very strong wind. Rena Buckley excelled in defence. Inniscarra had plenty of possession in that opening period, with Katie O’Mahony extremely influential. Her long ball led to a seventh-minute penalty for the Cork champions, as Niamh McCarthy was hauled down by Noeleen Lambert but the goal attempt was blocked down and Niamh Dilworth had to settle for a rebound point. O’Mahony was involved again as Aileen Sheehan pointed, though there was a real goal opportunity with Inniscarra having a three-on-one situation. Inniscarra still appeared comfortable however and points from Dilworth (45) and Ellen Murphy kept them in close contention. But St. Martin’s showed far more intensity in the second half, reaching a pitch that Inniscarra couldn’t match. They scored 6 points as compared to Inniscarra’s single score from Murphy, and even the wind died down, further helping the victors.

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The victorious Uíbh Laoire team who won the Mid Cork Junior A Football Final 2018 at the Victory Dinner Dance in the Castle Hotel Macroom ©Connie Cronin Photography

 Uíbh Laoire’s Dual Celebration.

By Ciara O’Riordan
Uíbh Laoire GAA club enjoyed a busy and successful season in 2018. On the field, they recaptured the Junior A Mid Cork title after being beaten in the final against a hungrier Kilmurry team in 2017. 2018 was a different story, however, as Uíbh Laoire came out victorious against a strong Canovee team on a cold & wet day back in August. County dreams again beckoned but unfortunately, the side saw their campaign come to end at the County Semi final stage in Macroom when the team were stunned by a Dromtariffe side who went on to claim county accolades.
Despite County disappointment the club still felt it important to celebrate the winning of another Mid Cork trophy, a feat which took them 25 years to achieve back in 2015. Mid Cork is still cited as one of the most difficult divisions to win and Uíbh Laoire turned out in force for a Victory social. The event was held in the Castle Hotel Macroom on January 19th with over 100 people in attendance. Joined by Muskerry Secretary John Feeney, Bishop John Buckley and Uíbh Laoire Parish Priest, Fr. Anthony O'Mahony, the Uíbh Laoire clubmen collected their Mid Cork medals. Player of the Year was handed out on the night to Joe Creedon who proved a dominating force between the posts during the 2018 season and also featured for the Cork Juniors earlier in the year. Clubman of the Year was presented to outgoing Secretary, Ger Sweeney.

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Uíbh Laoire GAA 1967 winning team celebrating 50th anniversary ©Connie Cronin Photography

 On Sunday January 27th, the club again gathered to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the 1967 Junior B Mid Cork winning side. Due to the foot and mouth epidemic at the time, the final wasn’t played until February 1968 and Uíbh Laoire defeated Inniscarra on the day. Having previously being scheduled for December 2018, the celebration was postponed due to a local bereavement. When the day finally arrived for the club to celebrate these great men, it was wonderful to see such a large number of the panel and their families turn out. With some former players travelling from as far away as Galway, they were delighted to have Bishop John Buckley say a celebration mass in their honour. The Bishop was also a member of the Mid Cork winning side 50 years ago. Sean Twomey, the captain of the 1967 side, gave a warm welcome to all players who travelled from far and wide, and also remembered those players who have passed on in recent years. A great thanks to Club chairman, Barry Oldham and Tim Pat O Sullivan for organising the event.
Present at the Golden Jubilee were: Paddy Buckley, John Cotter, Dermot Galvin, Jerome Galvin, Teddy Hurley, Dan O Leary representing the late Randal Hurley. Sean Hurley, Paudie Kelleher, Joey O Neill, Sean Twomey (Capt), Dan Kelleher, Bishop John Buckley, Finn Cotter, Gerard O’Donovan representing his father the late Denis O’Donovan, John Murphy representing his father, the late Jack Murphy, Mickey Vaughan and Jimmy Buckley. Missing from team photo: Paddy Oldham, Fr. Gerard Creedon (RIP), Con Don Creedon (RIP), John Cotter (RIP), Dan Joe O Leary (RIP), John Cronin and Jeremiah McSweeney.
The weekend was also momentous for the younger Uíbh Laoire players who were again heralded for their outstanding year in the field of play. Joe Creedon, Barry Murphy, Daniel O’Riordan, Kevin Manning and Cathal Vaughan all got the nod on the night from the Muskerry Board Officers in receiving Muskerry All Star awards. A great night of celebration was had in the Oriel House hotel in Ballincollig and we look forward to seeing the success continue into 2019.

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St. Val’s winning captains: U11 Lily O'Shea; U12 Amy Sheppard; Minor Ciara McCarthy; U13 Lauren Barrett Melleney©

St. Val’s Celebration

St. Val’s underage girls celebrated their 2018 success recently. Thanks to Donal Daly and all who organised the event and helped out on the night. Thanks also to Brid Stack, Louise Coholan and Sinead Cotter for presenting the medals to the girls.
Our underage successes during the season included: U11 Mid Cork Winners; U12 County Runners Up; U13 Mid Cork Winners and Minor Mid Cork Winners.

Bua ag Coláiste Ghobnatan

Bhuaidh foireann peile Coláiste Ghobnatan ar Choláiste Dún an Iascaigh, Cahir i gcluiche leath-cheannais na Mumhan ar scór 2-10 in aghaidh 1-11. Ar an bhfoireann bhí Ar Chúl: S Ó Tuama, C Ó Foirréidh, A Ó hUidhir, C Ó Luasa, C Ó Colmáin, S Ó Muimhneacháin, C de Rósite, A Ó Loingsigh, C Mac Lochlainn, F Walker, M Ó Cáthasaigh, W Mac Cárthaigh, S Ó Laoire, J Mac Suibhne, S Ó Labhraí.
Líne Tosaigh: A Ó Buachalla, D Ó Loingsigh, C Ó Luasa, J Ó hÉalaithe, A Ó Luasa, C Ó Donnchú, S Ó Ríordáin, T Ó Catháin, D Ó Loingsigh, E Ó Conaill, M Ó Duinnín, D Ó Céilleachair. Dob iad na treanálaithe- Donal MacCionnaith agus Gearóid Ó Creimín. Imrítear Craobh an Chontae ar an 23ú Feabhra in aghaidh Scoil Chuimsitheach, Bóthar Buí.

Macroom GAA.

Macroom won a very exciting Tom Creedon Cup quarter final game at a cold Páirc Íosagáin, Baile Mhúirne when they defeated home side Naomh Abán after extra time by a single point, 2-13 to 0-18. Macroom now play Knocknagree away in the semi final.
The County leagues have started and Macroom, back in Division Two of the county league after a year in the top flight, travelled to Mourne Abbey to play Clyda and lost to the home side on a 1-11 to 1-7 scoreline. There are ten games to be played in a fiercely competitive league which includes four senior teams and divisional rivals Aghabullogue and Éire Óg. Macroom are at home to Newmarket in their second round game.
Membership of Macroom GAA is now open for Adults, Juvenile and Family Membership for 2019. Two registration nights will be held for all playing and non playing members and this is for both existing and prospective members. It will be held in Macroom GAA clubhouse on Friday February 8th and Friday February 15th from 7:30pm - 8:30pm both nights. If you can’t make it to these evenings, then contact membership officer, Dan Cronin. You can also now pay online at www.macroomgaa.ie

Macroom AFC
The month of January saw poor enough weather prevail. As a result, many games were cancelled and this is yet again a source of frustration to players, team management and supporters. Calendar year football will go some way to solving this issue. The schoolgirls league (CWSSL) will begin their first season of the new format in March of this year while the schoolboys (CSL) will follow suit in the Spring of 2020. So basically, wintertime will now be the new off season, with no underage games being played in November, December and January. At the moment, Youths and Adult leagues are continuing the traditional season but discussions regarding alignment with underage leagues are already underway.
Macroom U12s, sponsored by OR tyres, had a fantastic win in the Blackwater Motors local cup away to a good Lakewood Athletic side. The 3-1 victory did not flatter Macroom one bit and they now go forward to the next round of the cup. Well done to all players and to coaches, Gearoid Griffin and Peter Coleman, on a great performance. The team also travelled to Castletreasure to play Corinthians in a friendly. A fine game took place and the final 1-1 scoreline will have encouraged both sides. And last weekend, further cancellations allowed both Macroom U12 sides play a friendly against each other. An entertaining affair ended honours even at 3-3.
Macroom B travelled to a windy Carrigtwohill to take on the local side and were defeated 2-0 in the County Cup. This was an even enough game, with the visitors having plenty of the play, but unfortunately the goals did not arrive. Carrigtwohill were on target either side of half time to seal the win. Best for Macroom were Trevor Horgan, Darren Cullinane and Owen McSwiney. This coming weekend Macroom B travel to play Lakewood Ath in Ovens in a league fixture (Sun 10th Feb, 2pm) while Macroom A entertain Rylane Celtic at Murrayfield on Sat 9th, 2pm, also in the league.
In Youths football, Youghal Utd were the visitors in round 2 of the Sean Williams Memorial Cup. The first half saw few chances and it looked like this game would be close right to the end. However, Macroom emerged for the second period a different team. Steven O' Donoghue, Pawel Osnowski and a superb hat trick from Daniel Cotter ensured a 5-0 win for Macroom. They now await the winners of Everton/ Passage in an away quarter final. A great performance from all squad members and their management of Philip O' Donovan, John Francis Lee and Peter Burns.

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Macroom Golf Club Drive In 2019. From left, Dan O’Brien, Captain; Marie Lillis, Lady Captain; Margaret O’Leary Buckley, Lady President and Paschal McSwiney, President ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Results. 26/27 Jan: Club Singles. 1st: Declan Ring(14) 36pts 2nd:Damien O'Mahony (23) 34pts