Lee Valley Outlook v16e13 June 27 2019


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Radharc ón Spéir i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh © Liam Seartan.

Lee Valley Diary

Mass for Feast of Sacred Heart, Bealnamorrive, Fri. June 28 at 8p.m.
Bímís ag Caint. Árd na Laoi” i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 8.pm, Aoine Meitheamh 28
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Annual Outing Sat 29th June.
Coffee Morning at Collins/ Manning home Lissarda Sat June 29th 10am.
Bingo. Inchigeela hall on June 29th
Coffee Morning in Cuan Barra, Ballingeary 10.30am – 1p.m. ( after Mass) Sun. June 30.
Coppeen Sponsored Rally Sun 30th of June. 1pm in Coppeen
Mullaghanish Walk for Wellbeing from Mills at 1p.m. Sun. June 30th.
Art Exhibition ‘Making and mending my way through’ in Town Hall Gallery, July 1 – 19.
Bridge morning in the Abbey Hotel Baile Mhúirne Wed 3rd July @ 10.15am
St. Gobnait’s Shrine, Baile Mhúirne, annual Mass July 7, 3.30p.m.
Kellogg’s Cúl Camp Clondrohid July 8 - 12.
Final Liz Lucey Run/ Drive. 14th July from Inchigeela.
Donoughmore Carnival celebrates 50 years July 18th to 21st.
Rebel Rally Run from Kilmurry Sun 21st July. Registration 10.30am
Free Market Exhibition in Macroom from 21-23rd July.
Art Exhibition Work by students of Creative Gems Art Studio, Town Hall Gallery, Aug. 1-24.

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne
Tuesday (weekly) Knitting & Craft Group 11 am
Thursday 27th June Safe Cycling - Safe Bike 6 pm
Am Oscailte / Opening Hours:
Dé Máirt (Tue) : 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (Dúnta / Closed 1.00 - 2.00 pm)
Deardaoin (Thur) : 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Dé hAoine (Fri) : 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (Dúnta / Closed 1.00 - 2.00 pm)
Dé Sathairn (Sat): 10.00 am - 1.00 pm

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

Macroom Updates

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 Trend Micro visit Macroom Youthreach

Macroom Youthreach Centre students and staff of Trend Micro, Cork, worked on a collaborative DIY project on the Youthreach Building, Millstreet Road, on Friday, June 14th. Trend Micro is a company that specialises in cyber security; employs several hundred people from twenty eight different countries and has a multi-million Euro turn-over. As part of their social governance programme, ten employees, including their Financial Controller, technical experts and sales executives, gave of their time and skills to the Centre. The students and volunteers helped to develop an external recreational area for students, cleaned the front of the Centre in preparation for painting, cleaned the poly-tunnel in preparation for planting and added bright and colourful hanging baskets to the front of the building.
The DIY project was much needed and is very much appreciated by staff and students. Afterwards, over a cup of tea and cake, Ms Norma O’Rourke, Financial Controller, spoke to the students and advised about what it meant to be good employees, the central importance of attitude, the ability to get on with people, to give of one’s best, to respect others and to go the extra mile to do well the task at hand. Nobody is perfect, everybody has abilities and makes mistakes but a willingness to learn, especially from mistakes, is essential she emphasised. Macroom Youthreach sincerely thanks the employees of Trend Micro for their proactive approach and their goodwill in supporting the students in refurbishing their Centre. By Ann O' Riordan, Co-ordinator, Youthreach Macroom Centre for Education, Millstreet Road, Macroom.

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Castle Demesne parkrunners who took part in the recent Cork City Marathon ©Vincent Cronin

Macroom Library

Summer Stars – our summer reading programme is up and running. Kids can sign up at the desk and receive their own little reading card so they can keep track of how many books they read over the summer. This is a great way to encourage them to keep reading during the holidays and they will receive a certificate of achievement from us at the end during a Summer Stars party in the library. We will also be giving away little Summer Stars prizes throughout the summer, so the sooner your kids join, the better their chances!
Tots Time – We are thinking of beginning a Tots Time group which would take place in the library, possibly two Friday mornings a month, but it would depend on interest. We think this would be a great idea so that mothers of similarly aged kids, around 1-3 years old, could meet up and socialize. We hope to get this up and running in September. If interested, please contact the library at 026/42483.
Art Exhibition – anyone wishing to display their painting/drawing collection in the library, please enquire at 026/42483. Purlies Knitting Group will be meeting on July 4th at 11.30am. Children’s Story Time is every Saturday at Midday.
Travel Books – if you’re planning a holiday, feel free to take a browse through our stock here in the library, we have travel guides on all sorts of great holiday destinations.
Free Online Services - Library members can access e-Books and e-Audiobooks through BorrowBox, and e-Magazines through the RBdigital app. Leaflets for both of these services are available in the library. You might be interested in searching for an old newspaper article from years ago, in which case you can access several newspaper archives on our computers. We also have over 500 online courses available if you would like to begin an e-learning course – accounting, business, pet & animal care, writing skills, maths, and much more! You can also use our Mango language courses to help you learn any language you wish. You can also visit Britannica Online – the award winning information resource which caters for all ages. All you need to do to use these online services is join the library, and it's completely free. Please visit https://www.corkcoco.ie/library-services/library-online too for more info.

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Group of runners on Main Street during Daniel Kingston Memorial in Macroom © Con Kelleher.

 Daniel Kingston Memorial in Macroom

Thursday 20th June marked the 10th anniversary of the Daniel Kingston 5 KM memorial. The sun came out once again this year and the streets of Macroom filled with runners and walkers of all ages.
600 people took to the start line and hundreds came back to the sports complex for refreshments afterwards. There was a wonderful community atmosphere with many families coming out in force to participate.
Joe Cunningham ,a local, won the race for the second time in 15 mins 56 secs and Claire O’Brien was the first female across the line at 18 mins 45 secs.
As with previous years all surplus funds will be donated to Cork ARC cancer support house - at time of writing a final figure yet to be finalised.
The support from volunteers , sponsors, local Gardaí , Council , local sports clubs and of course all of the participants is unfailing making the race another great success in 2019.

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Group of walkers in the Daniel Kingston Memorial Run in Macroom © Con Kelleher.

Local Art in the Town Hall

From Monday the 1st of July, Macroom Town Hall will host a solo-exhibition by local mixed media artist, Ann Mechelinck-O’Sullivan. The exhibition features almost 30 pieces of handmade paper. The artist explains: ‘Delicate yet tough, vulnerable yet resilient, transparent as well as opaque, the exploration of this material's fragility and strength are a constant reminder of the same characteristics within myself, while the processes of tearing, cutting, burning, bleaching, waxing, mending and sewing, visually convey feelings, thoughts and emotions.’
Originally from Belgium, Ann moved to Ireland in 2005. She graduated in Applied Arts - Textiles in 2015 at the Crawford College of Art and Design Cork (the first graduate in that direction ever) and has exhibited as far as Japan. She lives and works in Macroom, where she runs her studio, Creative Gems, part-time as an art teacher, giving painting and drawing classes to adults.
‘Making and mending my way through’, will be focusing on the theme of mental health. By opening up about her own struggle with mental health to a wider audience, Ann seeks to break the stigma and misunderstandings and hopes to create a dialogue about a topic that too often is left unspoken. With this exhibition, the artist hopes to inspire and empower all who can relate to her work and to connect with others in evoking a sense of familiarity and empathy. Also, she wants her work to bring a comfort to people in knowing they are not alone and to show that you can go through a great deal of darkness, yet turn it into something beautiful.
The exhibition runs from the 1st to the 19th of July 2019. It is sponsored by the Arts Council and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm – free of charge.


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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.

School Photographs Should school Principals/ Teachers/ Secretaries care to submit photographs of graduating classes or school events during the past year, we will be pleased to include them in the Lee Valley Outlook during the summer months. We thank you for your input in the past and wish staff, pupils and parents a happy and safe holiday.
Mass for Feast of Sacred Heart in St. John the Baptist Church, Bealnamorrive on Friday, June 28 at 8p.m. All welcome.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Members’ Annual Outing Saturday 29th June. Bus departing Macroom at 8.30a.m. sharp. Further details contact 087-9821708.
Coffee Morning for West Cork Down Syndrome Support. Seán Collins and Ursula Manning will host a coffee morning in the home of Seán Collins and Sarah Manning, Ardnaneen, Lissarda, on Saturday June 29th from 10am. Seán and Ursula will complete the 4 day 600km Tour de Munster charity cycle, in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, in August. All funds raised from the coffee morning will go directly to West Cork Down Syndrome Support. Your continued support would be greatly appreciated.
Coppeen Sponsored Rally, in support of Enable Ireland’s new Children’s Services Centre in Curraheen, takes place on Sunday 30th of June. Participants can choose from a 20 mile cycle, 6 or 4 mile walk or a 40 mile vintage car run. Assemble at 1pm in Coppeen for a 1.30pm start. Sponsorship cards available locally.
Mullaghanish Walk for Wellbeing . Fundraiser for Sensory Garden at Gairdín na Spraoi, Ballyvourney. Leaving The Mills at 1p.m. BBQ, Music, Raffle at Mills 4p.m. Sun. June 30th.
Ballincollig and the Better Energy Communities SEAI Grant Scheme. Interest gathering meeting: Tuesday, July 2nd. 7:30- 9:30p.m. Tesco Public meeting space. Speaker and information on grants and procedures. All welcome.
Bridge morning in the Abbey Hotel Baile Mhúirne on Wednesday 3rd July @ 10.15am
St. Gobnait’s Shrine, Baile Mhúirne, annual Mass July 7, 3.30p.m.
Rebel Rally Run Kilmurry HAA will hold its second annual vintage run with a historical twist on Sunday 21st July. Registration at 10.30am at Independence Museum Kilmurry. 11.30 depart museum - stopping at Upton Rail station for a short talk on its history, with refreshments at the Railway Bar. 1 pm Depart for Ballinacarriga Castle (near Dunmanway) and conclusion at Inchigeela, with meal at Creedon's Hotel (not included in price), followed by an afternoon with Joe Creedon and Dan Joe Crowley. €20 per entry (price includes museum tour, commemorative plaque and refreshments at Railway Bar Upton). Contact Siobhan at (087) 1767295 for more information. All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome.
Kilmurry GAA Funrun A big thanks to everyone who turned out for the 7th annual event, with 250 participants..A huge thanks to our loyal sponsors Ross Oil and Danone who have been since the start.Thanks to the stewards and timers for the smooth running of the event and the Gardaí for their cooperation. Thanks also to the ladies who provided refreshments and to the people who donated them.
Kilmurry GAA organised a morning of football, skills, friendship and fun in Kilmurry GAA pitch recently. Cloughduv NS and Kilmurry NS arrived at the pitch early to play a blitz. It was a super morning, enjoyed by everyone. A big thank you to the schools and teachers who made the blitz possible and to the parents who dropped and collected. Thanks to Mícheál Kelleher for refereeing and also to Brian Harte, Jason Murphy and Conor McElroy for organising the event. Hopefully this will become an annual outing
Crookstown karate club were very successful at the SKIF National championships and HKDI championships. The club won 3 of the 4 senior events at the SKIF championships -- Ben O’Donoghue winning double in both kata + kumite. Blaithin Casey winning female Kumite. Fantastic achievements for the club who have 6 members representing Ireland in the World Championships in July.
Strictly Come Dancing. Kilmurry GAA are looking for dancers for the upcoming Strictly Come Dancing event. If interested, please contact Tim (087)6220800; Liam (086)3943778 ; Michael John (086)1966756
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto June 16. Jackpot €2,050. Numbers drawn 16, 36, and 39. No winner. €50 James O'Connor, Macroom. €20 each Gerard Kelleher, M & J Oil; John, Ruby and Eirn O'Leary, Droumduv; John Dorney, Knock, Coachford; Bina O'Sullivan, Rusheen.
June 23. Jackpot €2,200. Numbers 29, 31, and 39. No winner. €50 Jackie Lehane, Sleaveen. €20 each Seán Corkery and Martin Healy; Noel Nunan, Caherbaroule; Pat Hogan, Coachford; Jimmy Moynihan, Bealnamorrive.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto June 12. Jackpot €5200. €70 Denis Lucey Gortnalicka €20 each: Nora O’Donoghue Clondrohid N S., Gary O’Brien Coolnadane, Liam Cotter Dromree, and John McDonagh Dromree
June 19. Jackpot €5.400. €70 Noel McCarthy Carriganima €20 each: James McSweeney Carrigaphooka, Mgt. Duggan Moulnahorna, Mary McCarthy Carriganima Jeremiah and Angie, Bell Inn.
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto June 11th Winning Numbers: 10 14 30. Jackpot €1800: No Winner €25 each: 1. Andy Horgan 2. Jane Barrett 3. Imelda Healy 4. Bina Lyons 5. Shane + Colm Murray
June 18th Winning Numbers: 3 12 23 No Winner. €25 each: 1. Gerry O’Regan 2.Ted Savage 3. D.J. Foley 4. Tim O’ Sullivan 5. Diarmuid Kelleher.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Lotto: 17/06/2019. Jackpot: €8,800 Numbers Drawn:3,24,25. Winner: None €50 DOd €20 each: Pat O’Callaghan, Keith McCarthy, Margaret O’Leary, David O’Halloran, Seamus Lordan.
Kilmichael G.A.A Lotto 10th June– Jackpot €3,250; Numbers 1-7-10-18; No Jackpot Winner; €50 Stephen O’Leary, Cooldorrihy; €25 each John O’Leary, Cooldorrihy; Con O’Keeffe, Lissarda; Jerry & Ann ButtimerAhakeera;
17th June– Jackpot €3,400 – Numbers: 3-14-21-23; No Jackpot winner; €50 Pat & Noirín Bourke, Toames East, Macroom; €25 each to Connie Cotter, Clonmoyle; Mary & Peadar Creedon, Castleview; Aoife, Aisling & Orlaith Ring, Rylane;
24th June– Jackpot €3,550 – Numbers: 1-8-28-29; No Jackpot winner; €50 Kayla & Jamie; €25 each Jeremiah Horgan, Toames East; Paul Lynch, Terelton; Emily O’Driscoll, Kerrypike.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 11/06/2019. Jackpot €2600. Numbers 4-10-26. No Winner - €70. Siobhan O'Leary, Codrum, Macroom. €20 each: Julian Kingston, Coolyhane, Hugh Twomey, Middle Square, Tina Murray, Railway View, Denis Buckley, 8 An Gleann, Alyn Ring, Castle Hotel.
18/06/2019. Jackpot - €2800 Numbers drawn: 4-21-23. €70. Joe Cunninghan, St. Colman's Park, Julian Kingston, Coolyhane, Caoimh Browne, Railway View, David Murnane, 18, The Lawn, Ross & Robyn O'Brien, Clondrohid, Heather, Grace & Tara Lyons, C/O Mary Cooney
Macroom A.F.C. Lotto 17/06/19. Jackpot €3,200. Numbers drawn: 22, 31, 36. No winner. €80 Susan Cronin c/o Breda. €20 each Conor Lorrigan c/o Golden's, Katie Dineen c/o Evelyn, Jane Golden c/o Golden's, Imelda Healy c/o Lar's.
24/06/19. Jackpot: €3,400. Numbers drawn: 1, 24, 31. No winner. €80 David Shine c/o Janet. €20 each: Imelda Healy c/o Lar's, Joe Creedon c/o Murray's, Joanne O' Riordan c/o Ml. Twomey, Olivia O' Sullivan c/o Hound.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 17/6/2019 Jackpot €3,400. Numbers drawn: 13 - 19 - 31. No Winner. €20 Daniel & Anna Twomey (Rylane), Dave & Ann Herlihy (Rylane), Padraic O'Sullivan (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys.
17/6/2019 Jackpot €3,500. Numbers drawn: 2 - 25 - 33. No Winner. €20 Brendan Twomey (Rylane), Orla Kelleher (Rylane), Mags (Coachford). Seller's Prize €20: Claire Healy.
Coachford AFC Lotto: 17/6/2019. Jackpot: €3,600. Numbers Drawn: 5 – 25 – 34. No Winner. €40 Tim O’Sullivan. €20 Darragh O’Shea, Colm O’Sullivan, Nick Martin, Sandra Healy Online Ticket).
24/6/2019. Jackpot: €3,800. Numbers Drawn: 3 – 7 – 30. No Winner. €40 Declan O’Connell. €20 Jackie Doherty, Mark O’Mahony, Vera Herlihy, Denis Finnegan (Yearly Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

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Donoughmore Carnival organising committee at the launch of the 50th holding of the event, July 18th to 21st. .Included are Fr. Jerry O'Riordan, Carmel O'Shea, Mary Wallace, Marie Wallace, Noreen O'Regan, Monica Kennedy and Maurice Brew. ©Mike English
Donoughmore Parish Carnival Golden Jubilee: July 18 – 21

The organising committee of the 50th Donoughmore Carnival – Monica Kennedy, Maurice Brew, Carmel O’Shea, Noreen O’Regan, Mary and Marie Wallace - has left no stone unturned in the effort to ensure that this year’s event will be top drawer family fun and entertainment over four days in July, Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st. McCormack’s Amusements will be present over the four days. Ballingeary Pipe Band will perform at the official opening on the Thursday, when a Fancy Dress, Art Competition and Family Sports will also feature.
Friday will see inter town land rivalry in Skittles, Wellington Throwing, Ring Board and Soccer. For those who like less strenuous activities, Carnival Bingo will be available in the Community Hall. Highlight of Saturday’s activities will be the Sean Keane Concert at 8 p.m. Also on the agenda are a Car Treasure Hunt and Adult Soccer Match.
Sunday will be all action with the All Ireland Tug of War Competition at 12.30 pm, Indoor Bowls, Macra Creative Skills Challenge, Baby Show, Egg Tossing, Farmer’s Market, Health and Wellness Tent, Sheaf Tossing, Model Farm Displays and Art Exhibition. Colm O’Regan (The Irish Mammy) will be there also. Later on Sunday night the St. J Forde football match between u 10 boys and u 12 girls will be played. The Open Wellington Throwing Competition and Skittles Finals will be run off and the night and the Carnival will be concluded for another year with a BBQ at 7 pm and Music by The Rogues.

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Category prize-winners at Poulanairgid Dog Show with proud owners. ©Con Kelleher

 Poulanargid Harriers’ Dog Show
The Annual Poulanairgid Harriers’ Dog Show was held in the Grounds of Kilmurry Catholic Church on Mid-Summer’s Day, June 21st. Thankfully, for man, woman, child and dog, the weather was dry, pleasant and not too hot. Proceeds from the show benefit The Irish Guide Association in its wonderful work and Poulanairgid has contributed handsomely over the years. The 2019 show continues the excellent good work. Winners were rewarded with handsome trophies.
The show has several sections and two main two main dog components. The first dog component is for ‘Harriers’. Competitors came from near and far and they brought very beautiful hounds. Mr Philip Copperthorne, Carrigaline, was the judge and he awarded the Over-All winner prize to ‘Counter’, Carrigaline.
There were many categories in the ‘Pet’ section and one dog was nicer than the next. Ms Niamh Moloney, Carrignavar, had the nigh-impossible job of judging the various categories. The over-all champion dog on show was Tristan, an absolutely gorgeous Golden Retriever, owned by John and Lizabeth Kelly, Enniskeane. Belle, a Shih Tzu and Síofra, an Irish Wolfhound, were two among many other lovely dogs.
Various stalls did brisk business. A Grand Raffle was held and it had an impressive display of donated prizes. The tickets sold well and a handsome profit was garnered. The winner of the 1st Prize – a hamper – was Ms Shelly Tobin, Knockane, Terelton, Kilmichael. The proceeds of the show will be presented to The Irish Guide Dogs next month, date to be finalised. Poulanairgid Harriers’ Club would like to thank sincerely all the judges, helpers, sponsors, competitors and supporters for making the night so successful. They would like to accord their appreciation for the use of the Catholic Church yard and The Independence Museum.
Best Wishes, enjoy and cherish ‘man’s best friend’ and hopefully you will attend again in 2020. Mrs Sheila Delaney, Poulnairgid Harriers.

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Participants, young and old, at the starting line during the 5K Muinefliuch N.S. run. ©An Scoil

Clondrohid Updates

Corpus Christi Procession: Unfortunately the weather prevented this important parish event from proceeding through the village as is usual. The procession was held within the church, with this year’s Communion children from Clondrohid, Carriganima, and Muinefliuch all taking part. It was a lovely Mass, followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Thanks to Fr. Wickham and to all who took part in this celebration.
Development Group: They would like to thank all those who are helping with watering and weeding throughout the village. All the planting of flowers and shrubs has been completed, so hopefully, the sun will shine for the rest of summer. They would ask whoever is dumping household waste - vegetable clippings and potato peelings - at the bridge, to stop. People seeing after this area work voluntarily and picking up this waste is not part of their job. Be aware that it is happening and report any illegal dumping.
All Ireland Rally for life 2019 July 6 at 2pm in Dublin. Bus leaving Ballyvourney 7:30am, Clondrohid 7:45am and Dunnes Stores Carpark Macroom at 8:00am. To book a seat on the bus, call/text Rosarie O'Leary 086 8154288 or Mary Twomey 086 3299375
Summer Art and Craft Camp: Felicity Kelleher will be holding a 4 day Summer Art and Craft Camp in Clondrohid Community Hall for ages 6 up in July and August. July 1 to 5 (no camp on Wednesday) and August 19 to 23 (no camp Wednesday). She will be doing a variety of arts and crafts, using clay and other mediums. The camp will be starting at 11am until 3pm each day. There is only a limited number of spaces available so if you are interested in sending your child contact Felicity on 087-6361893 or 026-44088.
Carriganima N.S. School Race Night Fundraiser took place in The Pub, Carriganima on Saturday June 15. It was in aid of the new Childcare Centre which is ideally located on the grounds of Carriganima School and will be opening in September 2019. The Fundraising Committee would sincerely like to thank the main sponsor, Rings Garage, Carriganima, all the Race Sponsors and Programme Advertisers who ensured the event was made possible and to everyone who attended on the night. Your support and generosity is really appreciated. A lot of work preparing for the night went on behind the scenes over the past few months, by the organising committee, parents and members of the local community. Congratulations to all the winners, be it on the races, tote betting or the raffle. The event was a huge success and great fun and it brought a real buzz and excitement to the area. Everyone present on the night was asked to support all the generous sponsors by shopping local. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Carriganima Childcare Centre : 083 – 857 1714 Carriganima N.S: www.carriganima-ns.weebly.com.
Muinefliuch N.S.: June was a very busy month in Muinefliuch N.S. Active Schools week took place from June 10 to 14. The pupils ran 1km around the pitch every morning and many activities such as Rink and sports day were held. On Friday June 14 the Senior room went on the ferry from Cobh to Spike Island for their school tour. They had a wonderful day exploring the history of the Island. The Junior and middle room did lots of cooking and baking on the day. On Monday June 17, the Junior and Middle rooms went to Killarney National Park on their school tour. On Thursday June 20, the school had the pleasure of hosting John Spillane. The Senior room finished in the top three for composing an ode for the Heritage Ireland competition. The winner will be announced at the Vertigo room in the county hall next Wednesday. John also presented the school with the "Discover Primary Science Programme plaque" which they were recently awarded for all their science work throughout the year! On Friday June 21 the 6th class graduation ceremony was held. Pupils were presented with a gift and Mrs Foley spoke warm words about each of the pupils making their way to secondary school.
Cart Bus Carriganima: This bus, which is free, comes to Clondrohid every Tuesday about 9.50, arriving in Macroom at 10 approx. Back in Clondrohid again around 1pm and on to Carriganima. It will drop you off in the Square and pick you up again. So if you need to do some shopping or meet someone for a chat and a cuppa, this is the way to go. For more info contact 085 1752814 or 087 8794128.
St. Gobnait’s Shrine Ballyvourney: Mass on Sunday July 7 at 3.30pm.
Farm Safety: The silage season is well under way and Safety should be foremost on everybody’s mind. To help you to understand the dangers on farms, there will be a tractor Safety Course for teenagers in Macroom Mart for 1 day on Thursday July 11. Book on line www.irdduhallow.com/events/tractor-safety.
G.A.A Snippets: Clondrohid U10’s competed in the 2nd Saturday of the Brian Cronin Memorial Tournament. 16 footballers took the field against 3 worthy opponents. The 1st game vs Banteer was a tough start. Our lads seemed a bit behind the pace of the game, with Banteer getting on top with a few bigger lads. This game finished with a loss 2-3 to 0-2. After a short break, Clondrohid played Newmarket. This was a really good game which was in the balance for much of the game. The fine performance rightly produced a win 5-1 to 1-3. The last game against Knocknagree was a pressure one. If we won we would be in the playoff match for the shield final and lose we were out of the competition. A great game followed which even the neutrals were glued to. Knocknagree were slightly stronger and won on a scoreline of 2-3 to 4-0. Well done to all involved. Congrats to St.Peter’s who won the cup and to near neighbours, Aghinagh, who won the shield final. Clondrohid U14s played Tadgh Mac Carthaighs in their last league game. Clondrohid didn't get a good start for the first 15mins but came back well to a scoreline of 1-5 to 3-10 to Tadgh Mac Carthaighs at half time. They turned up the intensity in the second half with great performances all over the field, being extremely unlucky hitting the crossbar and shaving the post a number of times. They never gave up but fell short in the end but out scored their opponents in the second half by 5 points. Final score .3 9 to 3 15. Well done to all the lads on a very spirited performance and let's carry it onto the Championship game on August 1. Thanks to the parents for travelling and giving their support.
Cul Camp: Will take place from July 8 to July 12 and closing date for registration is June 29.

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Anne Dunne and Anne Dunne Corkery unveiling a memorial bench to the late Con Dunne, ‘A friend to everybody’, at Carrigadrohid / Killinardrish Tidy towns festival, 21 June 2019 ©Jon Mathers

Uíbh Laoire Notes

Corpus Christi. The inclement weather of Sunday caused the cancellation of the annual Procession through the village in Inchigeela. Instead, the ceremony was held indoors at the Church. It was the first time in many decades that such alternative arrangement had to be made. However, the village was decorated very well as usual, with newly washed and painted buildings, colourful bunting, outside altars and decorated windows. Well done to all involved.
Street Party. After Mass on Sunday, the local development group, Croí na Laoi, hosted a free village picnic .The purpose of the get together is to help build a community spirit and include all residents of all ages. We were delighted to see such a huge crowd and hopefully, we may hold an even bigger and better one next year. In previous years we were blessed with summer sunshine but unfortunately, this year’s picnic was held indoors at the hall. However, I’m glad to say that the poor weather did not dampen spirits one bit and there was much chat and laughter, accompanied by copious cups of tea, sandwiches and lovely cakes. Thanks to all who came and made an enjoyable event of it and maybe I could especially thank those who travelled some long distances to be with us. Thank you to all who prepared it and made it work and to the musicians, Ellen Lucey and Noreen Murphy, who entertained us with beautiful music.
Litter Challenge. The litter challenge competition between the towns and villages in Co Cork is over for another year and Inchigeela made a great recovery after a very poor start. There were 3 adjudications and in the end, the village emerged with a total of 291.3 marks out of 300 which, in itself, is a respectable enough score, but it was no match for Berrings, in first place in our category with a clean sheet of 300. Well done to them. The sponsors, Cork Co Council, tell us in their literature on the challenge that its purpose is to “ raise awareness of litter pollution and to motivate communities to reduce litter by introducing an element of friendly competition.” Well done to our volunteer litter pickers for their input.
Turning Japanese! Croí na Laoi, Inchigeela have invited Darren Reidy, an environmentalist with IRD Duhallow, to investigate the recent spread of the noxious and invasive plant, the Japanese Knotweed, in our area. A recent mapped survey by volunteers identified a number of places where this unwelcome visitor has taken root. Mr Reidy visited Inchigeela last week and examined the areas involved. He is to make out a plan and will advise further on its eradication.
School’s Out for Summer. The 6th class had their graduation ceremony in Inchigeela NS last week and Fr Anthony presented the graduates with a plaque to mark the occasion. We wish all the children and staff a happy summer holiday. Their school sports day was held recently in the GAA pitch in lovely weather. I have been told that there was a nice surprise when an ice cream van turned up at the pitch to the delight of everybody. Nice touch, Parents Council!
Bingo. The final night of Inchigeela Bingo before the summer break will be held in the hall on June 29th Bit of clean fun and a tasty cuppa!
Liz Lucey Run/Drive. Don’t Forget ! The final Run is 14th July, starting from Inchigeela Village. The event has donated a vast amount of funding to Marymount Hospice in the past 10 years and involves vintage cars, tractors, cyclists, runners and walkers. So please make this one the best ever!
Bímís ag Caint. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne go dtí “Árd na Laoi” i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh mar a bhfuil Meitheal na Teanga ag eagrú oiche chun daoine a spreagadh chun níos mó Gaeilge a labhairt go soisíalta i dtimpeallacht cáirdiúil. Ard na Laoi 8.pm, Aoine 28ú .Bain trial as!
CPR. The course, held in Ballingeary, was a great success, with 82 participants in all receiving instruction. A special word of thanks goes to Elton and Noirín for their work in organising the course.
Coiste na Bailte Néata. Tidy Towns volunteers will be out as usual on Thursday nights. Bí Páirteach!
Gteic. There is an exciting new facility being made available to the public in Béal Atha by Údarás na Gaeltachta . This is an office and communication amenity and support, which may benefit individuals or groups, businesses etc who feel they can start or promote their business or perhaps create jobs in their area. It has modern office facility and broadband and can be had at reasonable rates. The whole project is up and running and has been taken up by some individual people, already. There is access to 1GB of Fibre Broadband. Desk space with facilities like printing, is only €15 a day and light and heat is all included. There is access to mentoring and support services and ample car parking. Contact is (083)1915432 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coffee Morning. Enjoy a coffee morning in Cuan Barra, Ballingeary 10.30am( after Mass) to 1.00pm on Sunday, June 30. Proceeds for Down Syndrome Ireland .Lots of lovely edibles and a cake sale. Please support.

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Coachford N.S. Green Flag Committee receiving their 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste. ©An Scoil

2018 – ‘19 at Coachford N.S.

Coachford National School pupils drew the year to a close with a special summer assembly where numerous pupil and school achievements were celebrated. Presentations were made by both the Green School and Active School Committees, who talked about the work they had done throughout the year to achieve their Green School and Active School flags. Pupils from 5th and 6th class also gave detailed presentations on the six week science projects they had carried out as part the Science Blast programme, which culminated in an exhibition at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. Here the pupils displayed and demonstrated their findings on the two science investigations they had carried out to determine 'Can we make ourselves run faster?' and 'Can we change the level of oxygen in our blood?'.
Several children had their individual achievements recognised and certificates were also presented to numerous students for good school attendance. Coachford N.S. wishes its 6th class pupils the very best as they move on to secondary and staff and pupils also look forward to welcoming the incoming group of pupils to junior infants next term.

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Diarmuid Dineen, Kieran McCarthy and Nora Twomey admire one of the classic cars in Cill na Martra. ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

School’s out for Summer!! This is the perfect opportunity to thank all the schools locally who have availed of the library services. A big thank you to all the teachers who bring their pupils on regular visits to the library. Thank you too for supporting the various competitions and events throughout the year, and for supporting the Class Novels facility and School’s Library services. I’m looking forward to September to welcome you all back to the library again and perhaps seeing some new members too.
But before that, there is a lot more happening in the library. National Bike Week runs from 22nd to 30th June. It aims to promote cycling and highlights all the benefits of owning a bicycle and cycling. So, to help everyone along the way to safer cycling and basic bike maintenance, there will be an information talk in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne on Thursday 27th at 6pm, titled Safe Cycling – Safe Bike. We are lucky to have Steve Walker and Dave McCarthy, two experienced members of the Valley Wheelers Cycling Club, to present this event. All are welcome regardless of age or cycling ability.
The Summer Stars Reading Adventure got off to a flying start with lots of children signing up and collecting their reading cards and bookmarks. Before the end of the week, some of the children were reporting back to me on what they had read so far so I’m expecting completed cards to start arriving back almost immediately. But there is lots of time left to sign up and whether you read one book or twenty during the Summer, you will receive a Certificate and everyone who signs up has the chance of winning a prize. Why not drop into the library to collect your reading card today?
Many of the families who were in the library to sign up for Summer Stars also took the opportunity to pick up Sam Maguire Passports. Many of the Mums remarked that it would be an ideal opportunity for a day trip to Dunmanway and following the Sam Maguire trail would be a bit of an adventure, without breaking the bank. I would also highly recommend a visit to Dunmanway Library; it has a lovely selection and usually has excellent window displays. Remember, if you would like to borrow anything there, your library card is valid to use in any library in Ireland and, for convenience, you can return the books to me in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne (or any library). There is also a, recently renovated, public swimming pool in Dunmanway, so bring the swim suits and complete the day with a swim!
The Library has welcomed a number of new members over the past few months and this is one place you will never be told that membership has closed, so come along and become part of a growing group. Membership is free, available to all age groups and opens the door to a lifelong reading habit.
Tá rogha iontach leabhar le fail, as Gaeilge agus as Bearla, do gach aois. Tháinig Cluiche na Corónach (Game of Thrones) isteach le deanaí agus tá AnCúigearCróga (The Famous Five), Dialann Dúradáin (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) agus Dónall Dána (Horrid Henry) anseo le fada. Ach buail isteach, le do thoil, agus féach ar an rogha iomlán atá le fail. Beidh fáilte romhat.

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An Máistir, Cathal Ó Riada, at éirí as a phost mar Phríomhoide i Scoil Barr d'Inse/ Cúil Aodha leis An tAthair Ó Briain, S.P. agus Helen Uí Shuibhne. Áine Uí Choill, Nuala Uí Dhálaigh, Áine Ui Loingsigh, Alan Ó Ríordáin agus Gobnait Ui Mheachair ©Máiréad Ní Thuama

Macra Matters

Aghinagh Macra hosted an incredible 'Know Your Neighbour' day and 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday June 9th in Ballinagree. A huge thank you to all who showed up and participated in the run and competed no matter the weather. Well done to Jean Lehane and Alan Lehane who were the overall winners of the 5K, posting great times. The day was rounded off with a BBQ at the Ploughman Bar with the brilliant ‘Two Drops’ providing great music, along with local talent. A big thank you to all our sponsors this year who gave so generously for our raffle. Due to the great success of the day, the club are delighted to announce that the 3 schools in Aghinagh Parish, Ballinagree, Ballyvongane and Rusheen, will now receive €500 each.

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Aghinagh Macra na Feirme 5k Fun Run IRD Duhallow day of the Regions.


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The Castle Gates and Castle Street with horse traffic. From Lawrence Collection ©

Free Markets in Macroom

Free Market, launched in Venice in 2018, will visit Macroom, one of four selected towns, July 21 -23. The Free Market Tour seeks to highlight the vital role of markets in rural communities, promoting social, cultural, political and particularly, commercial exchange.
Up to the middle of the last century, most town and villages had a public market, facilitating the buying and selling of home produce. But, in recent decades, because of their disuse, the legal right to hołd a market was lost to many communities. Macroom was not one of these as it officially re-established its market rights in 2013.
Macroom has long been known as a market town. It had an official market since 1620, when Cormac Óg McCarthy was granted permission to hold fairs on March 8 and 9 and November 11 and 12 annually. He also got permission to build a Market House. The Civil Survey of the Barony of Muskerry 1656 states: ‘There’s a Market House erected near the River Spillane sic where there’s a Markett held twice a week’. This Market House was where Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill first saw and fell in love with Art Ó Laoghaire‚ ‘ag ceann tí an mhargaidh’ prior to 1767 when they eloped.
In 1713, Francis Bernard, landlord and Solicitor General, sought permission from Queen Anne to have the number of fairs and markets increased. Two free weekly markets were then allowed, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as four fairs or marts to be held on the first day of May, July, September and November. Francis Bernard and heirs would benefit from ‘tolls, customs, profits of the entrance of cattle and food for sale; emoluments and amercements’. The deed was signed in Dublin on September 30th 1713 and ‘Inrolled the fourth day of November in the eleventh year of the reign of Queen Anne’. Queen Anne (1665 – 1714) came into power in 1702. She was daughter of the Catholic James 11. She had seventeen pregnancies but none of her children outlived her.

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An aerial view of the Market Square in Macroom in 2005. ‘Free Market’ comes to Macroom July 21 – 23 ©

 In 1799, a group of Whiteboys attacked Codrum House. The owner, Colonel Hutchinson, was killed and, in the aftermath, a huge reward was offered for information. Malachi Duggan, one of the group, gave false evidence. The convicted were hanged, drawn and quartered and their heads were attached to spikes on the roof of the Bridewell, now Vincent’s on Castle Street. There they remained for years, ‘liathróidí dubha’ as described by An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoire. There are gruesome reports that people bringing milk and butter for sale at the market in Macroom had to keep the produce covered to protect it from bits of hair and flesh dropped from the skulls by marauding birds.
Rev, Simeon Davies, in his report on the Parish of Macromp for Mason’s Parochial Survey 1814-1819, reported: There is a very good market-house in the town and a market every Saturday for meat of all kinds well supplied; every day (except Sunday of course) a market for milk and potatoes; and plenty of fish is brought every week, three or four times, from Kinsale, Bantry and Killarney. There are four fairs held in the town every year – 12th of May, July, September and November – there thousands of cows, sheep, some horses (none of a good kind) are bought in and disposed of; and from Christmas to May, there is a pig market in the town every Saturday, well attended by buyers from Cork, Bandon etc. where thousands of pounds are laid out in purchasing pigs, which are driven to Cork and slaughtered, or else sent off alive to Bristol, which of late is a constant practice. Sixpence custom is paid for every horse and cow sold, and one penny for every sheep and pig; these customs belong to Mr. Hedges Eyre. There are also four fairs every year held on the estate of Mount Massey, in June, August, October and December. The customs of these belong to the young minor.
Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 refers to : ‘the newly erected Market House forming one side of the Square, of which the opposite side is occupied by the hotel and Castle gateway. The market is on Saturday and is abundantly supplied with butchers’ meat, vegetables and provisions at a moderate price. And from January to May, there is a weekly market for pigs, many of which are slaughtered here and afterwards sent to Cork. From May till the end of the year, cattle fairs are held on the 12th of every month, alternately in the town and the village of Massey’s-town, the property of Massey Hutchinson Massey Esq. a little to the southwest’ sic.
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1845 also refers to a new market house. It goes on to say: ‘The weekly markets are largely attended and fairs are held on the 12th of May, July, September and November’.

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A drawing of the Square and Market House in Famine times ©

 During the Famine, particularly in 1847, the starving who could not gain access to the Workhouse due to overcrowding, made their way to Macroom Town Square and the Market House, hoping to get help from prosperous farmers and merchants. But the authorities deemed them undesirable and banished them front the centre of commerce. They then went to die by the bridge on the banks of the Sullane.
On November 12 1889, the Market House was leased to representatives of the Macroom community. The Earl of Bantry , landlord and owner of Macroom Castle, granted Archdeacon Cullinane P.P. Macroom and his successors the premises known as the Market House in the Square, Macroom, with permission to use it in what manner they may please (provided it not be for any noxious purposes) for 91 years upon trust for the people and inhabitants of the town of Macroom and particularly, for any incorporated body which shall be or may be hereafter constituted for the town of Macroom in virtue of the Town Improvement Act, for the purpose of erecting on said disused premises a Town Hall and place for the amusement and recreation of the inhabitants and people of Macroom and for the purposes of the League of the Cross and the Young Men’s Society of Macroom and for other purposes connected with the Roman Catholic Church.’
The annual rent was one shilling, by equal half yearly payments on May 1 and November 1. The lessees agreed to maintain the premises. With the permission and approval of the lessor, the lessees could build a Town Hall but must not ‘suffer the said Town Hall be used as a place of instruction or practice of any musical band or for the building of any school or the teaching of any scholars therein.’

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Macroom Square with weighing scales in a central position. From Lawrence Collection ©

 Mr. Paddy Desmond N.T., in his manuscript history of Macroom, says that ‘in that first year of office, 1898, the Town Commissioners (Messrs. E.A. Browne, Jeremiah J. Cronin, R. C. Williams, T.T. Twomey, T. J. Twomey, John Neville, Masseytown, John Kelleher, Ballyverane, and James Murphy, Middle Square) decided to erect a Town Hall and steps were taken to acquire the site of the old Market House from Lady Ardilaun who was the owner of the property. The negotiations for the site, in which the Very Rev. Canon Murphy P.P. interested himself, were successful. On 28 June 1899, Mr. W. A. Bernard CE, submitted plans for the new Town Hall .........
In June 1900, an application was made to the L.G. B. for sanction to a loan of £1,000 for the erection of the proposed Town Hall. It appears that sanction of this was not obtained until March 1902 and tenders were then invited for the contract.
Mr. William Murphy U.D.C. had a clause inserted in the contract requiring the contractor to employ all local labour and to have all timber work and joinery made in Macroom by skilled tradesmen.
The contract had to be advertised on several occasions because all the tenders submitted were far in excess of the estimate, one Cork City tender amounting to £2250. Eventually, the tender of Messrs. Buckley Brothers, Ovens, at £1320, was accepted. In accordance with a decision of the Council, the foundation stone of the Town Hall was laid by Mrs. Twomey, wife of Mr. T.J. Twomey,, who had been Chairman in 1902. In January 1904, the Council applied for sanction for a supplemental loan of £600 for completion of the Hall. Late in 1904, the contractor notified the Council that the Town Hall had been completed and the Council decided to confer on Mrs. S. W. Baldwin the honour of opening the Hall at a date to be fixed.
By M. Mac S. To be continued.

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Diarmuid, Kathleen and Jean Grainger, Sheila Pratt (Diarmuid's sister), John Grainger and Richie Pratt at the launch of 'Witnesses To Freedom' at Kilmurry Museum. ©Con Kelleher.

Witnesses to Freedom

‘Witnesses To Freedom', by Diarmuid Grainger, a teacher in Newcestown N.S., was launched by Mr Aindrias Moynihan, T.D. on Friday, 7 June in Kilmurry Independence Museum. Noel Howard was M.C. and Seán Crowley, Templemartin, noted historian, introduced the book. A large audience was in attendance and the setting was appropriate and lovely. The book deals with the War of Independence, 1919 to July 1921, when the truce came into effect, and it gives a day-to-day account of the struggle. It confines itself to the actions of Irish volunteers from Cork city and county.
Diarmuid uses the testimonies of volunteers given to the Bureau of Military History, which was set up in the 1940s. Roughly 6,500 of 36,000 pages of their records pertain to Cork activists. Altogether, the Bureau collected 'memories, impressions and experiences of the (volunteers) 1913-1921'. The Bureau's record is a wonderful resource and Diarmuid has done a superb job, and in the process, makes the record more accessible to non-historians.
Diarmuid's work is accurate, scholarly and poignant; it is a great addition to our knowledge on this seminal part of our history. The book is available online and in Jim Cooney's bookshop, The Mall, Macroom. At €15, it is great value.
Diarmuid has other work in hand - about the 1822 Deshure, Terelton, Whiteboy Ambush, the resulting forced transportation of 200 people to Australia and their subsequent fate. He hopes to spend some time in the Antipodes in the near future, researching the background. Good Luck to him in his research and his new work is avidly awaited. By Con Kelleher


Treatment of Japanese Knotweed – What is the Legal Position?

Japanese Knotweed is a non-native, alien invasive plant species, originally from Japan & Northern China and it was first introduced to Europe in the 19th Century. Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant and there is a significant risk of it spreading via fragmentation of stems and rhizomes and the plant’s very strong, resilient underground rhizome growth. The tiniest piece of the plant can regrow.
A number of County Councils have issued leaflets on the control and management of invasive plant species, which is specifically targeted at Japanese Knotweed. Recently, planning permission for a facility to treat the Japanese Knotweed plant in Ballyhaunis has been refused over concerns it could not guarantee that the invasive plant would not spread from the site.
Japanese knotweed and related knotweed species are categorised into a group of unwanted plants known as invasive alien plant species (IAPS). The control of non-native invasive species in Ireland is governed by both European and Irish legislation, namely:
Regulation 49(2) of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations, 2011 (3);
Section 40(1) of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (4), as amended;
EU Regulation No. 1143/2014 (5) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species; and
Use of Plant Protection Products Legislation.
As a result of recent EU regulations on the control of invasive alien species (EU Regulation 1143 2014) many local authorities are now taking steps to deal with Knotweed and Irish property owners are now obliged by law to take proper measures to control/ eradicate the plant if it grows on their land. You are now legally required to obtain a licence from the National Parks and Wildlife Services for the safe disposal of Japanese knotweed plant material or of contaminated soil.
If Japanese Knotweed has spread from neighbouring land and is now encroaching on your land, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages against your neighbour under the Law of Nuisance. There is English case law supporting this. In one particular case, knotweed had spread from a railway line to neighbouring land and the court held the value of the land had reduced by the presence of the knotweed and that the Defendant had failed to take steps to minimise the hazard. In another case the court granted an injunction requiring the defendant to enter into a contract with a reputable contractor to treat the knotweed on her land. If you believe there is knotweed on your land, it is advisable to consider the following steps:
Engage a reputable contractor who has experience of treating knotweed to carry out an assessment of your property to ascertain where the knotweed has come from and to advice on a potential treatment programme.
Do not treat the knotweed or dispose of the knotweed without first obtaining advice from either a contractor, your local council or the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).
Be aware that you are required to have a license when disposing of knotweed.
If knotweed is present on your land, ensure that the knotweed is not dispersed through other means such as machinery kept on your lands.
If you have evidence that the knotweed has spread to your land from neighbouring land, you should consult a solicitor as to your legal options.
If the there is a basis to bring a case under the law of nuisance, you can seek damages or look for an injunction to have the knotweed treated. If you are pursuing such a case, an auctioneer should be engaged to advice whether your property has been devalued.
Karen Walsh, specialises in conveyancing 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

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

In the opening round in Group 2, All-Ireland champions Cork cruised to a 3-19 to 0-9 triumph over Clare in Sixmilebridge. The Bannerwomen were well in the game at half time, trailing by just 1-6 to 0-5 after Katrina Mackey’s 19th minute goal. It was plain sailing for the Rebels after the restart though, Amy O’Connor and Orla Cotter among 10 individual scorers, and Mackey and Linda Collins adding the late goals.
Dublin had a 1-16 to 0-12 win over Meath and the last Group 2 game between Waterford and Tipperary was abandoned due to a serious injury to a Tipperary player with four minutes of normal time remaining and the Déise girls leading by 1-15 to 0-14.
In Group 1, Kilkenny had a narrow win 1-13 to 0-14 and revenge over Galway, who had defeated the Cats in the Division 1 League Final at Croke Park at the end of March. In the other Group 1 affair, Rebecca Delee scored two goals in the last quarter for Limerick to deny Offaly in a thrilling tie at the Gaelic Grounds by 2-16 to 2-12.
As it stands after June 22 action, Cork and Kilkenny are in the lead in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship with two wins each and no losses. All-Ireland champions Cork came good in the second half to see off Tipperary 2-20 to 1-8 at CIT. The sides were level at the change of ends, 0-10 to 1-7, points from Orla O’Dwyer and Grace O’Brien helping Tipp establish an early lead and though Katrina Mackey and Orla Cotter replied for Cork, a brilliant goal by Megan Ryan after a powerful run gave Bill Mullaney’s outfit the lead once more. Julia White and Cotter were on the mark for the Leesiders before Miriam Campion levelled with a wonder score from distance. In the second half, Paudie Murray got a reaction from his players and they gradually pulled clear, Linda Collins, Orla Cronin, Mackey, Cotter and Chloe Sigerson raising white flags and Sigerson goaling from a late penalty as Cork made it two out of two.
Having lost to Kilkenny in the last round, Galway got their first victory in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship by beating Offaly by 3-15 to 0-6. Kilkenny again enjoyed victory when defeating Wexford easily, 7-28 to 0-6. In Group 2, Waterford beat Dublin on a scorleine 1-11 to 1-5 and Clare secured their first victory of the campaign by the minimum margin, 0-12 to 0-11 against Meath.

Another Munster Football Title for Cork in 2019

Cork 2-14 Waterford 0-9
Cork earned an easy 13th TG4 Munster Ladies SFC title against Waterford, with substitute, Saoirse Noonan, St. Nemo’s, scoring 2-3 from play. Melissa Duggan, Aishling Hutchings, Daire Kiely, Niamh Cotter and Orla Finn also featured prominently for the victors. Waterford played with a stiff wind at first and Maria Delahunty kicked their opener after just 45 seconds. Michelle Ryan then flicked over a Delahunty free, while Niamh Cotter got Cork off the mark in the fifth minute before Orla Finn levelled from a free. Chloe Fennell and Kelly Ann Hogan restored Waterford’s two-point advantage. Waterford played a very defensive game but finally, Aishling Hutchings put Noonan in the clear and she slipped the ball past Rosie Landers for a 1-2 to 0-4 advantage. Cork’s deadly inside duo ensured a narrow half-time lead. Noonan set up Finn to level matters for the fourth time. Then Noonan shrugged off two Waterford backs to increase her tally to 1-1. It was then Daire Kiely’s turn to capitalise from a Cork counter attack to make it 1-6 to 0-7 at the break.
Finn, Noonan and Cotter extended Cork’s lead to five, four minutes into the second period. On 41 minutes, a slick passing move involving Cotter and Libby Coppinger was palmed to the net by the unmarked Noonan, which put Cork 2-11 to 0-7 ahead. Finn, Ciara O’Sullivan and Noonan put the icing on the cake and a couple of late frees from Delahunty only softened Cork’s winning margin.
Scorers – Cork: S Noonan 2-3, O Finn 0-4 (2f), D Kiely 0-2, N Cotter 0-2, E Kiely 0-1, C O’Sullivan 0-1, L Coppinger 0-1.
Cork: M O’Brien; H Looney, E Meaney, M Duggan; S Kelly, A Hutchings, E Kiely; N Cotter, O Farmer; C O’Sullivan, E Scally, D Kiely; L Coppinger, S Noonan, O Finn. Subs: M O’Callaghan for Farmer (h-t), A O’Sullivan for Cotter (43), E Spillane for D Kiely (43), R Ní Bhuachalla for Coppinger (45) C O’Shea for Kelly (55).

Cork County Football and Hurling Championships 2019

Senior Football Championship

Divisional / College Section
Duhallow and UCC qualify for open county championship draw for last 16 (Rd 3)
Clubs Section - Round 2
Newcestown v Valley Rovers
Carrigaline v Bishopstown
Clyda Rovers v Ballincollig
Mallow v St. Nicholas
Castlehaven v Carbery Rangers
Round 3 – open draw
Douglas v UCC
O’Donovan Rossa v Clonakilty
Duhallow v Carrigaline/ Bishopstown
Dohenys v Nemo Rangers
Mallow / St. Nicks v Newcestown / Valley Rovers
Kiskeam v Clyda Rovers/ Ballincollig
Fermoy v Ilen Rovers
C’haven/Carbery R v St. Finbarr's

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2
Castletownbere v Nemo Rangers
Macroom v St. Vincent’s.
Éire Óg v Aghada
Naomh Abán v Newmarket
Round 3
Na Piarsaigh v bye
St. Michael’s v bye
Cill na Martra v Macroom / St. Vincent’s.
Kanturk v bye
Bantry Blues v bye
C’townbere / Nemo Rangers v Bandon
Béal Áth’an Ghaorthaidh v bye
Naomh Abán / Newmarket v Éire Óg /Aghada

Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2
Glenville v Mitchelstown
Ballinora v Adrigole
St. Finbarr's v Grenagh
Youghal v Millstreet
Kildorrery v Ballydesmond
Round 3
Kinsale v bye
Gabriel Rangers v bye
Glenville/Mitch’town v Dromtarriffe
Glanmire v Kildorrery / Ballydesmond
Rockchapel v Glanworth
Youghal / Millstreet v Mayfield
Knocknagree v Ballinora / Adrigole
St. Finbarr's/ Grenagh v Aghabullogue

Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2
Erins Own v Kanturk
Newcestown v Newtownshandrum
Carrigtwohill v Killeagh
Ballyhea v Bride Rovers
Ballymartle v Midleton
Round 3
Na Piarsaigh v St. Finbarr's
Charleville v Glen Rovers
Erins O/ K’turk v Ballyhea / Bride Rovers
Sarsfields v Douglas
B’martle/M’ton v Imokilly
Nc town /Nshandrum v Blackrock
Carrigtwohill/Killeagh v Bandon
Bishopstown v UCC

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 2
Youghal v Carrigaline
Cloyne v Valley Rovers
Courcey Rovers v Ballincollig
Ballinhassig v Inniscarra
Round 3
Kilworth bye
Aghada v Youghal / Carrigaline
Castlelyons - a bye
Ballinhassig / Inniscarra v Mallow
Blarney - a bye
Courcey Rvrs / B’collig v Cloyne/Valley Rovers
Watergrasshill a bye
Fr. O' Neill’s v Fermoy

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 2
Barryroe v St.Catherine's
Milford v Midleton
Douglas v Ballinhassig
Kilbrittain v Dungourney
Mayfield v Kildorrery
Dripsey v Na Piarsaigh
Castlemartyr bye
Round 3
Castlemartyr v Barryroe / St.Catherine's
Mayfield / Kildorrery v Eire Óg
Blackrock v Grenagh
Milford / Midleton v Tracton
Aghabullogue v Glen Rovers
Dripsey / Na Piarsaigh v Douglas / Ballinhassig
Ballygarvan v Sarsfields
St Finbarr’s v Argideen Rangers
Kilbrittain / Dungourney v Cloughduv
Meelin v Ballymartle

County U21 Football Championship 2019

U21 A Football

Preliminary Rd:
St Michaels 1 - 8 Carbery Rangers 0 - 9
Dohenys 0-10 Charleville 2-7
First Round:
A. Carrigaline 2-16 Glanmire 0-11
B. Aghada 1-8 Ballincollig 0-19
C. Beara 0-12 Bishopstown 1-7
D. Éire Óg 2-10 Valleys 0-12
E. Kilshannig 0-16 Nemo Rangers 1-10
F. Douglas v Castlehaven
G. O’D Rossa 1-17 St Finbarrs 2-14
H. Charleville v St. Michaels
Quarter Finals: Carrigaline v Ballincollig, Beara 0-8 Éire Óg 1-15, Kilshannig v F, ODR/St Fin v H

Éire Óg 1 – 15 Beara 0 – 8
Éire Óg met Beara at Randal Óg’s Ballinacarriga in the quarter final of the county U21 A football championship and another fine display put them comfortably into the county semi final against either Carrigaline or Ballincollig. Éire Óg had victory wrapped up by half time as their 1-8 to 0-2 interval lead looked too much for Beara to reel in and so it proved. Dylan Foley had the Éire Óg goal after 20 minutes to make it 1-6 to 0-1 at that stage and Jack Murphy, awarded the Auld Triangle/Muskerry GAA Player of the Month award for April after his displays in the Mid Cork championship scored no less than ten points, four from play with three from ‘45’s and the same number from frees. Jack has also been in action with the Cork U20 footballers and his brother Hugh starred with Cork minors against Kerry.
Éire Óg were short a number of regulars and their strong panel carried them through safely on this occasion but stiffer tests lie ahead.
Scorers for Éire Óg: Jack Murphy 0-10 (0-3f, 0-3 ‘45’), Dylan Foley 1-2 (0-2f), Diarmuid Dineen 0-2, Brian Hurley 0-1.
Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher: Cillian Sheehan, Hugh Murphy, Jerome Kelleher: Conor McGoldrick, John Cooper, David Twomey: Jack Murphy, Diarmuid Dineen: David Kirwan, Mark Kelleher, Rian O’Flynn: Joe Cooper, Dylan Foley, Brian Hurley. Subs: Matt Brady 44, John Corkery 52, James O’Shea 54, Joe Lynch 58, Graham Moynihan 59.

U21 B Football

A. Courceys 0-2 Aghabullogue 3-18
B. Castlemartyr v Buttevant
C. St Vincents v Newcestown
D. Duarigale Gaels
Semi Finals:
Aghabullogue v B, C v Duarigle Gaels

U21 C Football

A. Aghinagh w/o Crosshaven conceded
B. Bride Rovers 1-15 Ballycastle Gaels 2-10
C. Whitechurch v Randal Óg
D. Robert Emmetts
Semi Finals:
Aghinagh v Bride Rovers
C v Robert Emmets

Tom Creedon Cup Final

Knocknagree v Cill na Martra

Macroom Motors Mid Cork U21 Football Championships

U21 A FC Final: Éire Óg 3-12 Ballincollig 1-14
U21 B Football Championship Final replay: Aghabullogue 1 - 11 Canovee 0 – 8
U21 C Football (13 a side) Championship Final: Aghinagh v Iveleary

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

With all 1st round games decided, the four 2nd round games for first round losers are now being played and the draws for the rest of the competition will then be made, repeat 1st round pairings being avoided. If Aghinagh, who received a bye in the opening round, lose to Cill na Martra, then they will receive a second chance in Rd 3.
1st Round (winners to Rd 3):
Éire Óg 2-8 Cill na Martra 1-9
Kilmurry 2-12 Iveleary 2 - 10
Kilmichael 3-7 Clondrohid 0-15
Ballincollig 0-15 Dripsey 1-8
Béal Á Ghaor 2-10 Blarney 0-11
Canovee 2-18 Naomh Abán 1-2
Inniscarra 4-20 Donoughmore 0-8
Aghinagh - a bye
2nd Round (winners to Rd 3, losers eliminated):
Aghinagh v Cill na Martra at Clondrohid, Saturday June 29th at 7.30pm
Iveleary 2-13 Naomh Abán 0-0
Clondrohid v Donoughmore at Rusheen, Sunday July 7th at 7pm
Dripsey v Blarney at Donoughmore, Saturday June 29th 7pm.
3rd Round: To be drawn this Sunday evening at Coachford at 8.30pm.

Iveleary 2 – 13 Naomh Abán 0 – 0
Iveleary, reigning champions, and Naomh Abán, B championship winners last year, both defeated in the first round this season, met in the 2nd round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship at Ballingeary on Sunday afternoon last and the outcome was as universally expected, a comprehensive win for the reigning champions. Iveleary, were still smarting after their earlier defeat by Kilmurry and were in no mood to slip up again. They set about their business from the start and put Naomh Abán under pressure with the game being played almost entirely in the opposition half of the field. Too many wides did not give them an adequate return on the scoreboard, but a goal at the start of the second quarter and another ten minutes later relieved any feelings of anxiety they may have been experiencing and the game was clearly over at half time when they had 2-8 on the scoreboard without the concession of any score to their opponents. The second half proceedings were of mere academic significance with Naomh Abán battling with spirit to the finish to limit the damage and succeeding to a degree.
Naomh Abán were dealt a cruel hand this season when the draws were made, the emerging Canovee side, finalists last year, their first round opponents and the losers of the Kilmurry/Iveleary game awaiting them in the second round. To add to their woes, on Sunday they were forced to line out without seven of the side which lost to Canovee and all in all the N Abán mentors had done well to get a team on the field. That their weakened side fought to the final whistle can be a source of consolation to them.
Weather conditions on Sunday were wretched in the hours before the game but the torrential rain had eased off considerably before the start. Iveleary, without the injured Cathal Vaughan and Chris Óg Jones, went on the offensive from the throw in and Barry O’Leary had an opening point after two minutes but a second score was very slow in coming as N Aban defended solidly and Iveleary were wild in their shooting. Brian Cronin at last pointed a free in the 15th minute. A minute later, a Ciarán Galvin effort was stopped from going wide by Barry Murphy on the end line and then Murphy fed the ball back to young Aaron O’Donovan who made no mistake with his strong shot from close range. Points from Cronin, Murphy and Seán Lehane followed as Iveleary at last found the range and then in the 25th minute Barry Murphy sent in a shot from 30 metres which ended in the net as Aaron O’Donovan distracted the attention of the goalkeeper. Points from O’Donovan and Barry O’Leary followed to leave Iveleary leading by 2-8 to nil at the break and the game over as a contest.
The second half saw a continuation of the non-stop siege of the Naomh Abán defence which resisted sternly with Pádraig Ó hAilíosa, Tadhg Ó Scanaill, Micheál Ó Ceallachain and Aodh Ó Catháin, before his injury, to the fore. The scoring rate dried up considerably, Seán Lehane and Barry O’Leary adding points in the third quarter, O’Leary, Brian Cronin and Ciarán O’Riordan kicking points in the final quarter. N Abán had few chances of scores but their finish was faulty on those occasions and all were glad to hear the final whistle.
Iveleary scorers: Aaron O’Donovan 1-1, Barry Murphy 1-1, Barry O’Leary 0-4, Brian Cronin 0-4 (frees), Sean Lehane 0-2, Ciarán O’Riordan 0-1.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Barry Murphy, Kevin Manning, Ger O’Riordan: Ciarán O’Riordan, Seán O’Leary, Ciarán Galvin: Daniel O’Riordan, Seán Lehane: Finbarr McSweeney Jnr, Barry O’Leary, Finbarr McSweeney: Seán O’Riordan, Brian Cronin, Aaron O’Donovan. Sub: Liam Kearney for A O’Donovan 45.
Naomh Abán: Gearóid Ó Luasa: Donal MacCarthaigh, Pádraig Ó hAilíosa, Stiofán Ó Murchú: Donncha Ó Loinsigh, Tadgh Ó Scanaill, Micheál Ó Ceallacháin: Aodh Ó Catháin, Garí Ó Loinsigh: Eoin Ó Scanaill, Darragh Ó Laoire, Darragh Ó Loinsigh: Donal MacCarthaigh, Dónal Ó Donnchú, Ciarán Ó Colmáin. Sub: Liam Ó Luasa for Aodh Ó Catháin inj. 40
Referee: Gerry Masters, Kilmichael

MJK OILS Junior A Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Donoughmore 1-5 Éire Óg 2-16
B Ballinora 0-17 Inniscarra 0-19
C Iveleary 0-11 Cloughduv 2-15
D Ballincollig 0-13 Blarney 1-15
Kilmichael – a bye
Round 2
Kilmichael v Donoughmore at Coachford, Sunday June 30th at 7pm
Ballinora v Iveleary at Cloughduv, Saturday July 6th at 7pm
Ballincollig a bye (BUT v Kilmichael if KM lose to Donoughmore)

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

Muskerry Cup Football

A Donoughmore v Kilmichael
B Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Blarney
Quarter Finals;
Winners A v winners B
Clondrohid v Dripsey
Aghinagh v Éire Óg
Cill na Martra v Naomh Abán

County Football Leagues

Division One - 11 teams, 10 games
On Top: St Finbarrs Played 9 - 35 points
Cill na Martra P 8 - 28
Ballincollig P 7 - 25pts
Béal Á Ghaorthaidh P 9 - 13
Division Two - 11 teams, 10 games
On top: Mallow and Castlehaven both P9 - 37pts
Éire Óg P8 - 20
Macroom P8 - 16
Aghabullogue P8 - 10
Division Three - 11 teams, 10 games
On top: Ilen Rangers P 10 - 46 points
Naomh Abán P 8 - 22
Division Four - 11 teams, 10 games
On top: Castletownbere and Knocknagree both P9 – 41 Points
Grenagh P 9 - 19pts
Division Five – 9 teams, 8 games
On top: Na Piarsaigh P7 - 31pts
Ballinora P7 - 21

County Hurling Leagues

Div 1 and Div 2 – no Muskerry team
Division 3 – 10 teams
On top: Mayfield P8 - 32pts
Ballincollig P9 - 27 points
Inniscarra P8 - 26 points
Blarney P8 - 22 points
Div 4 - 11 teams
On top: Blackrock P9 - 37 pts
Éire Óg P8 - 32pts
Aghabullogue P7 - 15 pts
Div 5 - 11 teams
On top: Ballygarvan P 8 - 36 points
Cloughduv P8 - 32 pts
Dripsey P8 - 19pts
Grenagh P7 - 11pts

Inter County Championships

Following the Munster Football Finals, the Cork Minor footballers will play the Ulster winners on the weekend of July 27th/28th, while the Seniors play their Round 4 qualifier at a neutral venue on the weekend of July 6th/7th but won't know their opposition or the exact fixture details until the previous Monday.
Cork Senior hurlers are also in action that weekend, playing the losers of the Joe McDonagh Cup Final, due to be played on June 30th between Laois and Westmeath, and again, details of that fixture are not yet available.
Cork Junior Footballers played their Munster Final against Kerry in Páirc uí Rinn, the U20 hurlers play Limerick in the Munster Championship on July 3rd at 7.30pm in Páirc uí Rinn, and finally, the U20 footballers meet Clare or Waterford in Ennis or Clonakilty on July 11th at 7pm.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Clare 2-23 Cork 2-18
Clare defeated Cork hurlers at Ennis but with Tipperary seeing off Limerick in Thurles to set up a Munster Final rematch, the Banner's fate came down to score difference and after shipping heavy defeats against Tipperary and Limerick, the home side were pipped by the Rebels to third spot and a backdoor route to the All-Ireland series.
Clare, fired up by recent criticism, led from start to finish to finally break their five match hoodoo against Cork that included successive Munster Final reverses. An early goal from Shane O'Donnell after 20 seconds and a later one from Tony Kelly helped Clare to a 2-10 to 1-8 interval lead, Patrick Horgan the Cork goalscorer.
The inevitable Cork backlash slashed that deficit to just the minimum only four minutes into the new half after successive points from Horgan (2), Alan Cadogan and Darragh Fitzgibbon. However, despite O'Donnell being denied a second goal by advancing goalkeeper Anthony Nash, Clare steadied the ship with seven of the next nine points, five from the stick of Peter Duggan, to soar 2-17 to 1-14 clear entering the final quarter. Cork reduced the gap to just one by the 65th minute after Horgan raided for his second goal but Clare displayed the greater hunger and finished with a five point rally to at least end their campaign on an encouraging note.
Clare deserved their win, Cork not matching the aggressive approach of the home side driven on by their fanatical support in the heavy rain, thunder and lighting. Cork have not once this season reproduced the level of effort they displayed against Limerick and they will need to do so if they hope to win an All Ireland this year.
Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 2-9 (8fs), Alan Cadogan 0-4, Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-2, Daniel Kearney 0-1, Shane Kingston 0-1, Seamus Harney 0-1
CORK: Anthony Nash; Niall O'Leary, Eoin Cadogan, Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra); Robert Downey, Mark Ellis, Mark Coleman (Blarney); Bill Cooper, Darragh Fitzgibbon;, Luke Meade, Seamus Harnedy, Daniel Kearney; Alan Cadogan, Patrick Horgan, Aidan Walsh. Subs: Stephen McDonnell for Downey (H-T), Damien Cahalane for E. Cadogan (H-T), Shane Kingston for Kearney (47), Conor Lehane for Walsh (51), Declan Dalton for Meade (65).

Munster Minor Hurling Championship

Cork 2-11 Clare 0-18
Cork minor hurlers were defeated by Clare at Ennis, a late point the winning score, and paid a heavy price – an exit from the championship their lot as they lost their only game in the four game round robin competition. Clare meet Limerick in the final.
Shane Kingston of Ballinora was the sole Mid Cork player on the Cork side.

Munster Senior Football Championship

Kerry 1-19 Cork 3-10
Kerry retained the Munster SFC title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, winning their 81st title and their eight in nine years. Cork will enter the All Ireland qualifiers in good heart however after putting up a fine display .
The great majority of the crowd of 18,265 came expecting an away win, but the Kingdom’s victory wasn’t assured until the very end. Though Cork never led at any stage, they pushed their visitors hard but will perhaps feel that they should have made more of a numerical advantage in the final quarter.
Kerry led by 1-2 to nil after six minutes, 1-5 to 0-1 after 13, but on 19 minutes, Cork gave themselves a lifeline, Ruairí Deane won possession and his handpass for Luke Connolly allowed for a palmed finish to the net and there were four points between the teams at the break, 1-10 to 1-6. Kerry went further ahead again but Cork won a penalty with the next play after Killian O’Hanlon was fouled. Connolly sent his shot high to the left, beyond Ryan’s dive, and Mark Collins’s point meant that there were just three between the sides. An O’Shea free tried to halt the Cork momentum but Seán White’s point made it a one-score game again and the leveller came as Ian Maguire’s delivery was deflected perfectly to allow Brian Hurley to flick to the net past Ryan.
Unfortunately for Cork, they couldn’t find a lead score and Diarmuid O’Connor and Clifford gave Kerry breathing space again. However, they were reduced to 14 men as Paul Geaney received a black card for a foul on Kevin Flahive, having previously been booked. Though James Loughrey had a point for Cork in the immediate aftermath, Kerry pushed on again through a pair of Stephen O’Brien points and O’Shea’s seventh. Cork came again, with Collins getting one from play and two frees to leave just one in it again.
It wasn’t to be for them, though, as sub Micheál Burns was set up by Clifford in injury time and O’Shea was on hand with a late free to leave three in it.
Scorers for Cork: Mark Collins 0-8 (0-6 frees), Luke Connolly 2-0 (1-0 penalty), Brian Hurley 1-0, Seán White, James Loughrey 0-1 each.
Cork: Mark White; Nathan Walsh, James Loughrey, Kevin Flahive; Liam O’Donovan, Tomás Clancy, Matthew Taylor; Ian Maguire, Killian O’Hanlon; Paul Kerrigan, Seán White, Ruairí Deane; Luke Connolly, Brian Hurley, Mark Collins. Subs: Kevin O’Donovan for Walsh (35, injured), Kevin O’Driscoll for Seán White, Michael Hurley for Brian Hurley (both 59), Stephen Sherlock for Connolly (66), Aidan Browne for Taylor (68), Stephen Cronin for Loughrey (69).
No player from Muskerry saw action with Cork.

Munster Minor Football Final

Kerry 3-14 Cork 2-14
Kerry needed a strong finish to make it seven Electric Ireland Munster MFC titles in a row as they overcame Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The sides were level when Cork captain Conor Corbett scored his fourth point of the game in the 59th minute and the Rebels – beaten by 16 points by their neighbours in the round-robin section – dreamed of a first title since 2010.
However, Kerry dug deep and took the lead again thanks to a point from sub Emmet O’Shea before captain Jack O’Connor and Darragh Lynch added insurance scores.
The first half was a frenzied affair. Kerry led by 0-3 to 0-1 early on but Cork had the lead as midfielder Kelan Scannell goaled in the sixth minute, while Kerry’s Dylan Geaney equalised, Cork struck again, this time with some good fortune as Campbell’s low ball across goal rebounded off a Kingdom defender and ended in the net.
Cork moved four ahead when Ryan O’Donovan pointed on 19 minutes, 2-4 to 0-6 the lead, but in the closing stages of the first half, Kerry upped things again. After a point, they had a goal from Colin Crowley, and O’Donovan’s free levelled at 2-5 to 1-8, but Geaney notched Kerry’s second goal on 27, before Cork corner-back Seán Andrews left two in it at the break, with Corbett reducing the deficit further on the resumption, but Kerry remained dangerous and it took an O’Brien save to deny Crowley on 36 before the third goal did arrive a minute later, Geaney setting up Goulding.
It put them four ahead, but Cork never allowed matters to become a procession. Their lead was never more than four points though as Cork stuck with them. A free from Patrick Campbell left it 3-11 to 2-11 with ten minutes remaining and two fine points from sub Michael O’Neill followed before Corbett tied the game. It proved to be their last score though as Kerry pushed on in the final stages to make sure of the win.
Scorers for Cork: Ryan O’Donovan (0-3 frees), Conor Corbett 0-4 each, Kelan Scannell 1-0, Michael O’Neill 0-2, Patrick Campbell (free), Seán Andrews, Hugh Murphy, Adam Walsh Murphy 0-1 each (1-0 own goal).
CORK: Aaron O’Brien; Seán Andrews, Daniel Linehan, Joseph O’Shea; Tadhg O’Donoghue, Neil Lordan (Ballinora), Daniel Peet; Jack Lawton, Kelan Scannell; Hugh Murphy (Eire Óg), Conor Corbett, Adam Walsh-Murphy; Ryan O’Donovan, Patrick Campbell, Jack Cahalane. Subs: Keith O’Driscoll for Walsh-Murphy (24, injured), Michael O’Neill for O’Shea (half-time), Alan O’Hare for O’Donovan (49), Shane Aherne for Campbell (55), Nathan Gough for Andrews (60).
Cork will meet the Ulster champions in the All Ireland quarter final in late July.

Laochra Óg

Féile na nGael June 10: Congratulations to all. We have just hosted our first John West Féile na nGael. It was a great success. Kilmessan representatives were blown away by the hospitality, the work put in by the club and attention to detail. The host families were from the team players’ homes, which was excellent and showed the appreciation and the buy-in of the parents of Laochra Óg, hosting the event. On behalf of the U14 hurling team, thank you to everyone involved in making it happen. The feedback from parents and most importantly, the players, was very positive. They had a great weekend, made some new friends and happy memories. Laochra Óg Abù. Thanks to Coláiste Ghobnatan for the use of their facilities. They never looked better. Thanks to The Mills for hosting the barbeque and refreshments. Thanks to our sponsor, M & J Kelleher Ltd - MJK Oils for supporting our Féile team.
Summer Camp 2019 will take place on August 12th, 13th and 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. in Ballyvourney. Junior Camp: U12’s and Development Camp: U14 – U16. First child €50, 2nd child €45, 3rd and subsequent child €40. Camp training top, sliotar and club crested drawstring bag for each player. Martin Fogarty National Hurling Development Manager, Experienced Trainers, Guest Trainers and speakers to attend. Online Registration is now open.
50/50 Lotto Club Development Draw in Teerbeg. Mary Kelleher drew the winning ticket for Brian and Eoin Healy, Dromree who won €350. The seller’s prize goes to Mike Healy. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw. Thanks to Michael and Nora McCarthy for their continued support. Next draw takes place on July 1st.
June 18. Well done to our u11 girls playing Rockban in the Muskerry Camogie league. The girls had a good win, putting in a fine display. The girls had to work really hard for this win. Fair play to Rockban never giving up right through till the end. Thanks to team sponsors Macroom Tidy towns, Con O’Leary for keeping the pitch in great condition and Michael and Nora McCarthy for the use of Teerbeg.
June 19. Well done on our u13 Camogie team winning against Blarney in the Muskerry league at Coláiste Ghobnatan. This was our second win in three days. Blarney, a very skilful team, hit the ground running, scoring a goal at the start which knocked us back a bit. Laochra Óg girls got back into the game with scores from Lauren, Breanna, Lily, Darcy, Joanne and Allanagh at the very end. The girls worked extremely hard for this win and well done to them. What was more impressive was seeing three brand new girls taking up Camogie recently, playing so well and enjoying the game. Joanne Kelly, Oliwia Raba and Allanagh Hoare, a big thanks to them. These girls are a great boost to our team and our club. Thanks to Blarney for giving us a good tough game, it will stand to both teams.

Macroom FC

Schoolboys’ Awards Night. Macroom FC held our annual awards at the Riverside Park Hotel. Once again there was a great turnout from players, parents and coaches. Awards were presented to top goalscorers, players of the year and most improved players from U12 up to U16. Medals were presented on the night to the U13 side under the management of Darrin Ring and James Neville. They were worthy league winners and all players deserved the medals which they received. Well done to all players and coaches in our schoolboy groups.
Volunteers’ Night. The annual volunteers’ night was held at Murray's Bar recently. A fantastic night followed as the club paid a small tribute to the many people who devote much of their free time to run the club. A large crowd attended and the night was another success. Thanks to Denis and Tina for hosting the event and to Kate and Sheila Murray for supplying the excellent food. And thanks to the large brigade of people volunteering with Macroom FC.
Note of Condolence. Macroom FC members and supporters were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Macroom GAA President, Conor Buttimer. Conor was a hugely popular figure in GAA and sporting circles. He made a great contribution to Macroom life over many years and will be missed by all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to the Buttimer family.

Macroom GAA

U6s played their sixth game of a busy season when they hosted Éire Óg in the Castle Grounds. There was a great turnout of 25 players from each club, each side was split into four evenly matched teams and four by ten minute games. As has been the case all year, the pitch was in fantastic condition and our visitors were very complimentary of it. The players on both sides were excellent and lots of good football was played and hopefully, we will make a return visit to them later in the year. The squad that played was: Charlie Hopkins, Ardan O'Riordan, Sam Purcell, Jack Twomey, Ciara Fabrizi, Annabelle O'Brien, Odhran McCarthy, Luke Murphy, Sofia Belica, Darragh Moynihan, Nicodem Gdaniec, Cathal Kelleher, Luca Carroll, Cuaran Deasy, Fionn McKenna, Donncha Lynch O'Sullivan, Eoghan Kelly, Liam Bourke, Finn Moss, Matthew Murphy, Nathan Myler, Harry Buckley, Liam O'Callaghan, Olan O'Sullivan.
u8s travelled to Killarney and played two twenty minute games against Dr. Crokes in Killarney. The players showed great determination and skill and played some lovely football in all games. Twenty lads togged out on the day and enjoyed refreshments after the game. Thanks to Dr. Crokes for the invite and hopefully, there will be a return match in August /September. The squad that played was: Noah Moss, Odhran O'Regan, William Bland, Luke Guider. Adam Creedon, Oisin Harrington, Blake Deasy, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Cian Kelleher, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Jack Ryan, Conor Angland, Con Moss, David Twomey,Sean Bourke, Kennan Deasy, Ali Murphy, Brian Lloyd, Bobby O'Brien, Peter Zajac
u9/u10 They continued to train last week and took part in the Daniel Kingston run last Thursday night.
u11 trained last Tuesday evening and did the Daniel Kingston run last Thursday evening and played a challenge game against Kilmurry u11 /u12s last Saturday. They will continue to train this week, there is no practice game scheduled for this weekend.
Championship Programme: The County Board released a provisional championship programme at the weekend - Macroom are provisionally down to play St. Vincent’s in the Premier Intermediate football championship on the 03rd/04th August.
Fixtures for the week ahead: Junior B County Football League - Macroom V Glenville in the Castle Grounds Saturday 29th June at 7pm.

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Prizewinners at Macroom Golf Club Captain’s Prize (Mr. Dan O’Brien) ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Results: 18/6 Seniors Scramble: 1st Jim Nolan/ Andrew Murphy/ Michael Dwyer /Tim Ryan 45.0
20/6 Mc Guirk’s Golf Qualifier: 1st Keith Stafford (13) 45pts 2nd Paddy Mawe (20) 43pts css 36pts
22/23 June Captain's Prize (27 holes) 1st Declan Ring(13) 57pts. 2nd David Hayes(13) 56pts. 3rd Martin O'Sullivan(10) 55pts. Best Gross Padraig O'Connor (0) 32pts. 5th Paschal Mc Swiney(16) 55pts. Best Qualifier Mark Verling(14) 43pts.