Lee Valley Outlook v16e14 July 11 2019

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Looking Good - Macroom in the Sun ©Lee Valley Outlook
Lee Valley Diary

Inchigeela Store of Memories Opening of Art and Craft exhibition, Thurs July 11th, 7pm
Final Liz Lucey Run/ Drive. 14th July from Inchigeela.
Donoughmore Carnival celebrates 50 years July 18th to 21st.
Crookstown United FC 5K run/walk Thurs 18th July, 7:30pm.
Rebel Rally Run from Kilmurry Sun 21st July. Registration 10.30am
Free Market Exhibition in Macroom from 21-23rd July.
Summer Concert at Griffins Garden Centre Fri July 26, 7.45 pm.
Comedian Bernard Casey in Crookstown Hall at 8.30 p.m.Sat. Aug. 10th
Croosktown Vintage Day 11th Aug from 1.30 p.m.
Art Exhibition Work by students of Creative Gems Art Studio, Town Hall Gallery, Aug. 1-24.
Coachford Festival July 9 – 14
Tues. 9. Bingo
Wed. 10 Road Bowling
Thurs. 11. 5-mile Road Race
Fri. 12. Greg Long Memorial Poc Fada
Sat. 13. High Nellie Cycle. Fancy Dress and Disco. Dog Show.
Sun. 14. Vintage Display. Donkey Derby. Kids Sports. Football Tournament.
Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

Tuesday (weekly) Knitting & Craft Group 11 am
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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The Holey Bull, a distant cousin of the Wall Street icon and a symbol of Macroom’s status as a Market Town ©Lee Valley Outlook

‘Free Market’ in Macroom- July 21 – 23

The National Tour of the Free Market exhibition will explore and celebrate the vital role that market places play in the life of rural communities. Curated by a team of six architects and designers, Free Market aims to reassert the declining rural market square as a public place of social, political and cultural exchange, central to community cohesion. Once the economic and social hubs of rural Ireland, many market squares in these towns have seen their function as a place for exchange and congregation diminished. Many others have surrendered their role as markets and are now used only for car parking.
The Free Market pavilion will arrive to join with market traders in the Market Square in Macroom from July 21-23rd. The pavilion will be installed on The Square, where it will be launched with a special event open to all at 6pm on Sunday, July 21st. Visitors are invited to take part in a series of free events, helping to spark new conversations around the future of our towns. Our events will coincide with special summer markets, expanding on the usual Tuesday weekly market in Macroom. A programme of events will run throughout the day across Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. People are encouraged to explore the exhibition, join in guided walking tours, contribute to Vox Pop recording sessions and for younger townies, we have designed a special Townie Scavenger Hunt. An exhibition of drawings, photographs and models will be housed upstairs in the Town Hall Gallery. This exhibition will include original architectural drawings and models from the Venice Architecture Biennale, describing both the historic and contemporary conditions of towns across Ireland. Recently taken documentary and aerial photography (specially commissioned by Free Market) will be shown, alongside historic photography. There will also be audio interviews, stories and sound recordings. In Macroom, Free Market will have a special focus on the role market traders play in the life of small towns. Throughout 2019, the Free Market team have worked with architecture students from CCAE who have studied Macroom and Bantry. There will be a public event with the students to discuss their design proposals. The Free Market team will be on hand to chat and learn about Macroom, as they continue to gather experiences, thoughts and dreams for towns on each stop of the National Tour journey. An exhibition of new design work by students from the Cork Centre of Architecture Education will be on show for the first time in Bantry Library and Macroom Town Hall and showcase the students’ ideas for the future development of the towns of Bantry and Macroom.
Free Market News is a free tabloid format newspaper that accompanies the exhibition. With almost 40 short articles and contributions from leading Irish and international architectural historians, researchers, geographers, poets, writers and thinkers, it aims to capture a snapshot of thinking around the subject of rural towns today.

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Youthreach student, Claudia Muller, records interviews with some of the organisers of Macroom Mountain Dew Festival. ©Con Kelleher

Macroom Youthreach Podcast on Mountain Dew.

Macroom Youthreach, on July 2, 2019, went down memory lane and revisited the wonderful story that is Macroom Mountain Dew Festival (1976-1982). Dr Con Kelleher supported the Youthreach students in reaching out to local people responsible for bringing the Mountain Dew to Macroom. Tommy Counihan, John O’Callaghan and Matt Murphy, three of the original festival directors, visited the centre and, for almost two hours, informed, entertained and enthralled the students with stories about the festival. The conversation was recorded in a podcast by Síle Ní Dhubhghaill, Lee Valley Academy of Music and formerly a sound technician with Lyric FM. The podcast will be broadcast at a later date.
Students at Youthreach are involved in a research project on an aspect of local history which impacted the town in a lasting positive way. They chose Macroom Mountain Dew Festival as their subject. The festival was the first open-air rock concert in Ireland – a huge feat for a small country town. Even at this remove, the list of mega stars who played is staggering and included Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithful, Lindisfarne, Paul Brady, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, Christy Moore, Paul Brady and many, many more.
Matt, John and Tommy explained the reasoning, work and processes behind producing the festival. Macroom was in a poor state and the town needed a boost. Members from various groups – the traders, publicans, Youth club and Junior Chamber - formed a tight committee. The committee had a great mix of intelligence, business skills, vision, enthusiasm and a huge capacity for hard work. The committee cleverly engaged the local people and got the backing of the local Urban Council. Canon O’Connor gave his assent and older folk looked on in benign bewilderment. Matt recalled how milk was the ‘bottled water’ of the time and that people queued in the square, waiting for the Kanturk Dairy milk lorry. One dare-devil volunteered to jump from a 100 ft high crane. Tommy recounted organising that with a safe suitable landing area; but when the time came, the subject insisted on lowering the jumping height. His payment was correspondingly lowered. John recalled the great publicity coup about Idi Amin, the Ugandan despot, and the King Kong story. They also underlined the difficulties with communication and using telephone exchanges; the problems with securing the concert site and the remarkably small amount of trouble among attendees. Apart from the music, there were also horse races, Feiseanna, pig races, donkey derbys, football matches, scores, fishing competitions and many other parallel activities.
Great morning had by all. The project will be entered in a national competition hosted by Today FM and Cadbury’s chocolate. Claudia Muller, Youthreach student, captured the morning with some photos under the professional tuition of Dr. Con Kelleher.

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At launch of ‘Making and Mending my Way Through’ at the Town Hall, Macroom, artist, Ann Mechelinck – O’Sullivan, centre, Mary McElroy, left and Clare Holland ©

Local Art in the Town Hall

During the summer months, two exhibitions run in the Town Hall in Macroom. In July, an exhibition of paper artworks by local artist, Ann Mechelinck – O’Sullivan, ‘Making and mending my way through’, will be focusing on the theme of mental health. The exhibition runs from the 1st to the 19th of July. At the official opening, Pamela Hardesty, lecturer in Fine and Applied Art at the CIT Crawford College of Art and Designb said: Ann’s work certainly aims to show us a vocabulary of struggle. Her paper holds narratives, sincere witnessing. But they show us too hope, strength, change. Each work stands alone as a journey— her journey through the complex making; our journey as we explore all its details, travel around it take it in. For me, it is a rare chance to see inside a record of depression. It illuminates what is very difficult to convey in words. I know that making it has helped Ann. I know that seeing these works now help us, will help many. I said to Ann that Macroom is so lucky to have this work, which should be on an international stage. I congratulate the Town Hall for hosting this work, and Ann Mechelinck for her amazing vision, sensitivity, and dignity in this art world. I am happy to open this exhibition into the cultural life of the world.
Ann, the artist, said: Four years ago, I expressed my struggle with mental health issues for the first time. Since then, I was on a mental rollercoaster ride, with many lows and at some stage I thought that depression and anxiety were going to be part of my life forever. Today, I want to testify that depression can be overcome if you commit to never giving up on yourself and your purpose. I can now see the blessings I reaped from going through the darker times: I gained an understanding of my true identity and worth and I found an oasis and a shelter where I could turn my negative experiences into positive ones: my art.
Ann is also involved in the exhibition that will take place in the Town Hall in August. In 2017, the artist started Creative Gems Art Studio, giving classes in drawing and painting. This year will be the third showing of the students’ work. The exhibition runs from the 1st to the 24th of August. Both exhibitions are open to the public free of charge from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm, in collaboration with Cork County Council.

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Macroom Flower & Garden Club Members’ Annual Outing to Mount Congreve Estate & Gardens, Co Waterford ©

Macroom Library

We would like to send a big thank you to all the pupils and teachers who visited us so often during the past school year. The number of pupils who came to the library on class visits in 2019 was even higher than in the previous year, and it’s great to see the teachers taking the time to bring the kids down to us and encouraging them to engage with the library. We hope everyone continues to read during the holidays - be sure to join our Summer Star reading programme so you can impress your teacher with your certificate which we’ll be handing out during a little Summer Stars party in August. Purlies Knitting Group will meet on July 18th at 11.30am. Bridge Club will be meeting bright and early on July 24th at 10am. Local Artists – anyone wishing to display their painting/drawing collection in the library, please enquire at 026/42483. Children’s Events – we hope to be running some events for kids between now and the end of the summer, so keep an eye out for details on social media and in the Lee Valley Outlook. Work Matters at the library – we have a range of resources available to help you with finding employment or beginning your own business. Membership of the library is free, and with that membership you gain access to use of the computers, internet, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, printing, scanning, info on companies and potential suppliers, and online courses. We will soon be adding more Work Matters-related books to our stock to provide you with even more information and support.


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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.
Crookstown United FC 5K run/walk takes place Thursday 18th July, start at 7:30pm.Registration from 6:30pm in Crookstown Hall. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Male, Female.
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.
Inniscarra Historical Society presents a Summer Concert at Griffins Garden Centre on Friday, July 26, starting at 7.45 pm. It will include performances by High Hope Choir and much local talent. Admission by ticket only. Tickets available at Griffins Garden Centre, Coachford Post Office, Ted Cronin’s Shop Macroom, Cloghroe Shops, Dan Donovan’s Shop Ballyshonin and O’Donovan’s Shop Firmount. Proceeds to be shared with Cork Penny Dinners.
Croosktown Vintage Club annual vintage day 11th August with official opening by Dr.. Jason van der Velde at 1.30 p.m. On Saturday, 10th August, Comedian Bernard Casey in Crookstown Hall at 8.30 p.m.
Dromleigh N.S. 6th class students would like to thank all those who supported their recent Bring & Buy Fundraiser. An outstanding €1,225 was raised for CUH Children's Unit Appeal and the school. Special thanks to Mr and Mrs John and Eileen Collins of The Kilmichael Bar for their support of our raffle. A full list of raffle sponsors and prize-winners can be found on our website www.dromleighns.ie
Lough Derg Cloyne Dioceses Group Pilgrimage, led by Fr John Keane, spiritual director, recently visited the island. The group of 50 people had an amazing special time and were very lucky with the weather. Everyone just bonded and kept each other going. It was tough physically but we left there spiritually enriched and happy. A huge thank you to Fr John and I hope that the peace of that ancient island will remain in our hearts throughout the year till we return next year PG. Connie Cronin.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto June 30. Jackpot €2,350. Numbers drawn 02, 13, and 39. No winner. €50 C&R&A&M c/o Martin Hubbard. €20 each William Lehane, Ballycurrane c/o John Casey; Denis McSweeney, Carrigagulla, Ballinagree; Lilly Mai & Conor Hickey, Ballinagree; Declan Casey, Coachford.
July 7. Jackpot €2,500. Numbers 15, 20, and 38. . No winner. €50 John & Gobnait White, Coolehane. €20 each Margaret Buckley, Ballytrasna; Kitty Horgan, Oughtierra; Eileen Somers, Aghabullogue; Tia, C/O Marie C/O Anvil Bar.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto June 26. €70 Anne Casey Rusheen €20 each: Aine Rooney Coachford, Noirin O’Connell Clondrohid, Dolores O’Leary c/o Marguerite O’Leary, Johnny Lehane Dunmanway.
July 3. Jackpot €5.600 was won and divided between Denise Lynch, Ardnacrusha and Baby Jane, c/o Murrays Bar Macroom. Congrats and enjoy. €70 Jeremy O’Sullivan The Tce. €20 each: Michael O’Leary Gurrane, Odhran Horgan Inchigeela, P.J. Buckley Peake Line.
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto July 2nd Jackpot €2000: Winning Numbers: 13 32 33. No Winner €25 each: 1. Sinead Golden 2. K Flynn 3. Liz Corkery 4. Sinead Golden 5. Paula Golden.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Lotto: 01/07/2019. Jackpot: €1,200Numbers Drawn:18,20,28 Winner: None €50 Stephanie Howard €20 each: Dick Dineen, Joan O Donoghue, Maci Daly, K O Leary, Dan & Maureen O Halloran
Kilmichael G.A.A Lotto 1st July– Jackpot €3,700; Numbers: 9 –17-21-30; No Winner. €50 Aiish Daly, Ballincollig €25 Con Moynihan, Toonsbridge; Con Moynihan, Toonsbridge; Pat, Joe, Denis & Johnny c/o John Collins.
8th July– Jackpot €3,850; Numbers: 1 –11-29-36; No Winner. €50 Dan J. Ring, c/o Dromeys; €25 each Theresa Hurley, Mallow, Coppeen; John & Bina Kelleher, Castleview; Anne & J. Buttimer, Ahakeera.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 25/06/2019. Jackpot €3000. Numbers 3-11-27. No Winner - €70. €70. Ned Walsh, Carriganima . €20 each: Colm & Jack Oldham, Beechville, Coachford. J.P. O'Sullivan, New Street, Macroom. Tony Quinn, C/O Vaughan's Cafe, Carmel O' Mahony, Cork Street, €20. Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
2/07/2019. Jackpot - €3200 Numbers drawn: 5-31-36. €70. Shane O'Leary, Peake, Coachford. €20. Mary Coughlan, New Street, Annette O'Sullivan, Codrum, Sinead Twomey, C/O Pat Crowley. Dawn & Carmeron Murphy, 9 Cork Street. Peggy O'Connell, Railway View,
Macroom A.F.C. Lotto 01/07/19. Jackpot €3,600. Numbers drawn: 14, 15, 25. No Winner. €80: Dylan Dineen c/o Lar’s. €20 each: Deirdre O’ Riordan c/o Willie, Tom Quinn c/o Noel, Natalie Moynihan c/o June, Christy Fitzgerald c/o Hound.
08/07/19. Jackpot €3,800. Numbers drawn: 10, 15, 34. No Winner. €80: John Casey c/o Connie. €20 each: Dylan Dineen c/o Lar's, Katie Dineen c/o Evelyn, Thomas McSweeney c/o Noel, Tom Counihan c/o Noel.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 1/7/2019 Jackpot €3,600. Numbers drawn: 7 - 13 - 19. No Winner. €20 Jennifer O'Sullivan (Lyroe), Gillian Padwick (Rylane), Ben Padwick (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: James Kelleher.
Coachford AFC Lotto: 1/7/2019. Jackpot: €4,000. Numbers Drawn: 12 – 20 – 32. No Winner. €40 Killian Kelleher. €20 Mags Chipper, Alan O’Neill, Frank Bergin, Michael O’Shaughnessy (Online Ticket).
8/7/2019. Jackpot: €4,200. Numbers Drawn: 1 – 11 – 32. No Winner. €40 John Moynihan. €20 Nikki O’Leary, Clodagh Finnegan, Maud Cotter, Eilish Murphy.

Lee Valley Updates

Coachford Festival July 9 – 14

The annual Broomhill Vintage Club/ Coachford Family Festival will run from Tuesday, July 9 to Sunday, July 14. This fun filled celebration has raised more than €150.000 for charities close to the hearts of the community over the years of its existence. It started with the Broomhill Tractor Build a mere 10 years ago and has now grown to be a 5 day extravaganza, with something for everyone.
Tuesday 9 is Bingo night, with fantastic prizes. Wednesday 10 features top class Road Bowling and Thursday 11 draws the crowds for the famous 5-mile Road Race. The highlight on Friday 12 is the Greg Long Memorial Poc Fada. Fun and games feature on Saturday 13 with the iconic High Nellie Bicycle tour in vintage wear and a Fancy Dress and Disco for the children as well as a Dog Show. The main event is on Sunday, July 14, with a major Vintage Display, Donkey Derby, Kids Sports, Football Tournament and Trade Stands.
This festival has become an occasion on which the whole community combines to celebrate and come together, while helping a host of good causes.

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Reece O’Sullivan, a past pupil of Rylane NS, with the whole school community, including pupils, teachers and staff, at the recent sports day in his honour, ©An Scoil

Rylane N.S. Celebrates with Reece.

 The pupils, staff and parents of Rylane N.S. recently dedicated their annual sports day to past pupil and cancer survivor, Reece O’Sullivan. Reece, now, thankfully, well on the road to recovery, accompanied by his mother, Mary, his brother and grandmother, visited St. Therese's Oncology Ward in the Mercy Hospital to present funds raised at an event at his home and at his Primary school Sports Day.
The following is a thank you note to the whole community & parish from his parents :
We wish to express our most sincere thanks to all who donated so generously to our recent fundraiser for our son Reece in aid of St. Therese's Unit, Oncology Department in the Mercy Hospital. Donations are still coming in and over €6,200 has been lodged to the Mercy Fundraising Foundation. Reece is thankfully on the road to full health and this donation will definitely help present and future patients in St. Therese's Unit to be more comfortable in the uncertain time while going through treatment. Thank you to everyone who also donated delicious cakes etc. on the day.
Mary & Anthony O'Sullivan, Oughtiherra, Rylane.

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Reece O'Sullivan presenting a cheque to the staff at St. Therese's Oncology Ward, Mercy Hospital. (Included, his mother, Mary, brother Seán & grandmother). ©

Donoughmore Parish Carnival Golden Jubilee: July 18 – 21

Donoughmore Carnival is an annual event full of activities for all the family. This year, Donoughmore is celebrating its 50th, a major milestone, as many festivals have come and gone in this period. The organising committee has left no stone unturned to ensure that this year’s event, which runs from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July, will be one of the best to date. McCormack’s Amusements will provide hours of fun for all throughout the carnival, which will be officially opened by Deputy Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, on the Thursday night, following a performance by Ballingeary Pipe Band. Members of the first Carnival Committee will also be in attendance, including Canon Michael Harrington who first introduced the carnival to Donoughmore. Memorabilia from past carnivals will also be on display. Other events on the night include a fancy dress competition and juvenile fun races.
Friday will see inter-townland rivalry in skittles throwing as well as well as ring board and soccer tennis competitions. Bingo will also be held in The Community Hall. Saturday events commence with a Car Treasure Hunt, followed by the inter-townland wellie throwing event. The first wellie throwing competition to be held in Ireland was held at Donoughmore Carnival in 1976 when it was sponsored by Dunlop. For its revival this year, Dunlop have very kindly agreed to sponsor the event again for old time’s sake. The Teddy Daly Memorial Soccer Match will also be held on Saturday night. The highlight of the night will be a concert featuring Sean Keane, to be held in The Community Hall.
Sunday’s action commences with an All-Ireland Tug of War competition at 12.30, with teams from all over the country. The Vintage Display will include butter making and bastible baking displays as well as a huge variety of cars, tractors and other machinery. Cork County Macra Creative Skills Competition will also be held as well as indoor bowls, sheaf tossing, and egg tossing competitions. An art exhibition and baby show will also be held. Numerous practitioners will exhibit in the Health and Wellness Tent and there will be several farmers market stalls where a huge variety of food can be purchased and consumed on the benches provided. A tea tent will also be available for refreshments throughout the day and well know comedian, Colm O’Regan (aka The Irish Mammy), will be in attendance in the tea tent at 4pm to read from his first novel, “Ann Devine”. On Sunday night, the St John Forde match will be held and the finals of the open skittles throwing and wellie throwing competition. The carnival raffle will be held and events will conclude with a BBQ accompanied by music from The Rogues.
Donoughmore Carnival is a great sociable community event where former parishioners as well as people from neighbouring parishes are welcomed annually. All monies raised are used to keep the many facilities in the parish running for the year. These include a Community Hall, a Sports Complex, a Pitch, an Astroturf and Amenity Walk and a Playground. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please see Donoughmore Carnival Page for further details.

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 Curra Grotto Rosary 2019. © Maria Healy

Clondrohid Updates

 Carriganima Mass: There will be no 9.45 Sunday Mass in Carriganima from Sunday July 28 to Sunday Sept 1, both dates inclusive. Please take note.
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 August. It will run from 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.
Day of the Regions: This is an IRD concept about capturing regional identity and celebrating the essence of life in Duhallow and part of Muskerry, encouraging both locals and visitors alike to take part in the wide range of amenities, clubs, and activities that are present throughout the region. Clondrohid hopes to be part of this vision and will host a Family Picnic Day on Sunday Sept 1.The Hall Committee and the Parents’ Association will jointly run this, with as much help as possible from other Communities. Activities will be for all the family including food, live music and children’s entertainment, fun 5km run, stalls, bouncy castle and much more. Mark it in your diary and keep it free. More info later.
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.
G.A.A. Congrats to Junior A’s who had a decisive win over Donoughmore on a misty Sunday evening in Rusheen. Final score 2 14 to 0 11. Next opponents, old rivals Aghinagh . Check locally or face book for venue, date and time.

Uíbh Laoire Notes

Canon Kieran Twomey RIP. It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of our former much loved Parish priest, Kieran Twomey, after an illness, borne bravely. Kieran was a warm hearted, generous spirited, kind man, who always gave of himself in an unstinting way. Uíbh Laoire people, young and old , will hold very fond memories of a busy man who had time for everyone, who reached out to everyone of all ages and of all persuasions . Solus na bhflaitheas agus leaba i measc na naomh go raibh agat, Kieran.
Daniel Corkery Summer School. The 2019 Summer School begins on Sunday 21st with a Céad Míle Fáilte at Creedon’s Hotel at 7.30pm, followed by the keynote lecture on Michael O’Leary, VC by Conal Creedon. The theme this year is “The Wild Geese in World War 1”. There are workshops on landscape painting by Aodhán Floyd, each morning but Friday, when there is a “Char-a-banc Tour” led by historian, Michael Galvin. There are choral workshops each evening in the church, culminating in Mass and choral performance on Friday night. Local historian, Joe Creedon, guides a tour of Inchigeela’s historic old church graveyard on Wed and there are relaxed classes on conversational Irish. On Wed night, we will hear the delightful harmonies of London based Ex Ore Equi. The Summer School provides some thought provoking lectures again this year, with Dermot Lucey’s “Major Mick Mannock” on Tuesday; “The Wild Geese Over the Somme” by John Oxford and Douglas Gill on Thursday and on Friday, Julian Putkowski’s talk is called “ Reverse Arms”, a lecture on the mutiny of the Connaught Rangers. There will be a relaxed atmosphere guaranteed and a warm Inchigeela welcome to all.
Store of Memories Art Exhibition. This summer, the old store is hosting an exhibition of the works of local artists and is well worth a visit. The official opening is on Thursday evening at 7.30pm. Admission is free. The Craft shop will remain open for 6 weeks .If you would like to show your work or if you know of someone who might like to exhibit at the Store of Memories, please contact Neasa and Joe at (087)9793076 or Joe at (026)49012 The project is a wonderful example of how an old store may be brought back to life with imagination. Great credit goes to Neasa and Joe and to the O’Sullivan family who own the old store, better known as Johnny Timmy Johnny’s shop. Go neirí libh.
Liz Lucey,14th July Reminder. The final fundraising event will be held on Sunday 14th, starting in Inchigeela . All funds collected go to Marymount Hospice. Refreshments and music afterwards in Creedon’s Hotel .See Liz Lucey Memorial drive website or Facebook for details. As this is the final running of the event, let’s make it the best one yet!
Island walk. The new walkway in the river Island is taking shape and when completed , should add to the comfort of those out for a stroll or jog.
Garda clinic. The Garda will be available on the following times: Monday15th 6pm to 7pm; Monday 22nd 6pm to 7pm; Monday 29th 11am to 12 noon.
Summer Colour. Our thanks go to the Tidy towns volunteers, the result of whose hard work is now visible in our villages and roadsides, with nicely trimmed hedges and clean streets, tubs filled with flowers and tastefully done paintwork. It’s a credit to you, so take a bow!
Summer visitors. We welcome all our summer visitors – na daoine óga atá faoi láthair i gColáiste na Mumhan i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh ag sú na gréine! Fáilte dos na micléinn i scoil samhraidh Daniel Corkery. Welcome and tight lines to the fishermen and women and to the kiakers on our lakes and welcome back to all our ex pats .We hope you all have a lovely time in Uíbh Laoire

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The Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage Group, led by Fr John Keane, at Lough Derg, having just comeoff the island © Connie Cronin Photography

Daniel Corkery Summer School July 21 – 26 2019.

The annual Summer School will open at Creedon’s Hotel, Inchigeela on Sunday, July 21, with the Fáilte at 7.30 p.m. This will be followed by the Keynote Lecture on Michael O’Leary V.C., delivered by Conal Creedon. Landscape Painting, Irish Conversation and Choral Workshop will feature daily, while an Exhibition of Painting and Poetry Reading will be held on Monday 22 from 8.30p.m. Diarmuid Lucey will speak on Major Mick Mannock on Tuesday at 9p.m. and Wednesday will include a Tour of the Old Churchyard with Joe Creedon at 4p.m. and a Concert with Ex Ore Equi at 8p.m. Thursday’s lecture on The Wild Geese over the Some will be presented by John Oxford and Douglas Gill at 9p.m. Friday, the final day of the Summer School, will include a Char-a-Banc Tour with Michael Galvin at 12 noon; Mass and Choral Performance at 8p.m., followed by a lecture entitled Reverse Arms by Julian Putkowski at 9p.m.

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Máire Bn. Uí Dhonnchú, atá ag éirí as an múinteoireacht, le buíon tuismitheoirí ó Scoil Abán Naofa. © Nóra Ní Luasa

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had to stop my car on the way to work to give way to: a red squirrel, pheasants, a deer, a hare and numerous rabbits and cats! I think my favourite was the red squirrel. He was a beautiful colour and inquisitive. I stopped a little way back as I didn’t want to startle him but bravely, he sat up in the middle of the road and with his head tipped sideways, he studied my car. Then, at a leisurely pace, he wandered down the road for about 400m before looking back up the hill towards my car and disappearing through the ditch. When I got to the library, I pulled out some of the Irish wildlife books and had a quick read about the native red squirrel (Iora Rua). Seemingly, they are quite shy and elusive, although the one I saw didn’t seem shy. They have been present in Ireland since before the Ice Age. It was a lovely start to the day.
While looking for the nature books, I couldn’t help but note the cross section of books in the library. Nature books, gardening books, art books, hobby books, cookery books. Books on bee keeping, travelling, recycling, upcycling, bicycling, running, walking, yoga, the topics are endless. I didn’t even get as far as the history and that was just the non-fiction! The arts and crafts section will come in handy in August. As part of the Library Summer Arts Programme, it’s proposed to run three workshops for children in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne. There will be a story and then some art and crafts, based on the theme of the story. Dates are yet to be finalised but keep an eye on the Lee Valley and posters in the library and locality for details.
The Summer Stars Adventure is off to a great start in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne. Children have been registering and choosing books from across the non-fiction range mentioned above as well as old favourites and newcomers in the fiction section. Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl are just as popular as Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams, and Irish writers, Judi Curtin, Eoin Colfer and OisínMcGann are popular too. There is a full range of Irish books suitable for all ages too. If you have filled out your reading card, call into the library with it and collect a new card. If you would like to write a book review on the book you have read, please bring it in and I will put it on display and at the end of the Summer, I will put the names of anyone who writes a review into a raffle and one of you will win a prize. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry, just call into the library and collect a bookmark and reading card and I can add you to the list of participants.
Thank you to all who supported the recent Bike Week safety talk at the library in Ballyvourney. We were fortunate to have two keen cyclists, Steve Walker and Dave McCarthy, to share their knowledge. There was a good audience and as well as gaining a lot of information on cycling safely and bike maintenance, there were three winners of lovely cycling themed books.
This year is the first year that Ballyvourney Library was one of the five Cork County Library branches chosen to host the Cork County Council Writer in Residence. On Thursday 18th July, Denyse Woods, the Writer in Residence, will introduce some of the participants of the Creative Writing groups that she has been mentoring from around the county, as part of the West Cork Literary Festival. Two or three members from each group will read a short piece of their own work. This will include members from the Ballyvourney Library. The event will take place at 1pm in Bantry Library. It is a free event, and you are invited to come to hear the readers. The West Cork Literary Festival runs in Bantry from 12th -19th July.
Go dtí an céad eagrán eile, slán agus go raibh maith agat as ucht do thacaíocht.

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Déjà Moo – Keeping an eye on Brussels from Future Forests ©Gobnait Úi Coinceannáin

Macra Matters

Aghinagh Macra held its AGM recently in Bealnamorrive and elected its new committee for the year ahead. A huge thank you to our outgoing officers for all of their hard work and best of luck to the new committee. For the 2018/19 year, the club won PRO of the year in the Muskerry region and most improved club. The club has also progressed to the next round of club of the year and is set for another exciting year ahead. Members will travel all over Ireland, participating in various social and sporting events, along with raising funds for local charities. New members are always welcomed and right now is the best time to contact the club’s Facebook or Instagram pages to join for what is set to be an enjoyable year!
Chair: John Lynch. Vice chair: Sheena Murphy. Secretary: Jayne Cotter. Vice secretary: Dermot O’Callaghan. PRO: Tomas Kenneally and Sheila Lynch. Treasurer: Eibhlis Kelleher. Vice treasurer: Mícheál O’Connell. YFDG: Tim O Shea and Denis Coakley. Sports and Social: Matthew McCarthy and Kevin Cotter. President: Siobhan Kelleher. Vice President: Cllr. Eileen Lynch



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Market Day in Macroom in the 1950s. The old Bridewell is to the left of the National Bank. ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

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Clothes for sale at Macroom Markety in the 1950s. ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

Market Day in Macroom
Part 2.
The Fair. Time was when every fair sized village held a fair at least once a month, at which cattle, sheep and pigs were sold on the street. Horse fairs were more specialised events and certain towns such as Millstreet, Kenmare, Dunmanway (Ballabuidhe), Buttevant (Cahirmee), Killorglin and Ballinasloe were and still are famous for their annual horse fairs.
The old-time fairs provided a basic and necessary service. Farmers brought their stock to a designated area and purchasers came from all corners. Macroom's monthly fair was a two-day event. Pigs were bought and sold on Monday and cattle and sheep on Tuesday. The venue alternated between the Square and the Fair Field in Masseytown. The Square fair was deemed to be a more successful event since it was central. (It was necessary to pay a toll for each animal on entrance to the Fair Field.) Even when the fair was held in the Fair Field, if business was not concluded satisfactorily there, the owner drove his beasts to the Square where large crowds congregated, and there was still a change of making a deal. The town's shop owners appreciated the business the fair brought them, but many would have preferred if all the buying and selling of animals was confined to the fair-field. The inevitable noise and dirt generated by the event made it a bit of a trial to many townspeople. New Street was formerly known as Bóthar na Sop because of the straw and litter that were deposited there by parked carts on Fair Day. Rampaging animals also created problems and "a bull in a china shop" was a literal fact more than once.
Fair days began early for hopeful sellers. Most farmers brought cattle on foot from distances of ten miles or more. With a view to securing a prime location for their animals when business began at daybreak, they often set out at three o'clock. Animals, disturbed from their rest at such an ungodly hour were often fractious. They sought a return to their pasture through every open gap, gate, and laneway. Many helpers were needed to run ahead of the animals to block off diversions. The runners were invariably the boys of the family. They got a day off school for the fair but worked hard for their freedom. It made the herding much easier if a number of neighbours combined for the journey, particularly if horse-drawn rails of calves were part of the convoy. Then the boys could have a rest while riding with the calves. This was a hazardous enough means of transport as calves are not remarkable for their continence and one could emerge in a smelly state.

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A lonely white cow is shunned at Macroom Fair and Market in the 1950s. ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

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The opening of the Sales Yard in Macroom in 196???, marking the end of Macroom Fair ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

 About half-a-mile outside the town, the "tanglers" met the incoming stock. These were agents for the buyers. Their task was to soften up the owners. They told of the huge number of animals already at the fair, their superior quality and the likelihood of prices being low that day. They tried to stampede the farmer into making a quick deal to avoid the risk of having to return home with the cattle at the end of the day. Not much business was concluded by the tanglers, but they spotted choice beasts and directed the buyers' attention to them later. On arrival in Macroom, each farmer looked for a corner for his animals. The Irish proverb which states, "Muna bhfuil agat ach pocán gabhair, bí i lár an aonaigh leis", had to be qualified in practice. The Square was the place to be since that was the centre of activity but farmers claimed that particular corners showed animals to greater advantage. And of course it was easier to look after them in a restricted area. The corner between the A.I.B. and Frankie Twomey's was a firm favourite. This was closely followed by the area at the entrance to the Town Hall and Eddie O'Hare's and the angle near C.W. Ashe’s office in South Square.
The buyers came from all over Munster. Usually they spent the night before the fair in one of the town's four hotels: Williams' Hotel (now known as the Castle Hotel), the Victoria Hotel, the Railway Hotel and Dennehy's Hotel. Most of the "cattle jobbers" were well-heeled, well-dressed, well-fed gentlemen. They had contracts to fill for the home and export markets. When they had filled their quotas, they returned to the hotel bars and their purchases were delivered to the railway yard to be transported by train to Cork on the first leg of their journey. But before that, the buyers had ample opportunity to work up a thirst. They approached their target and asked how much he'd take to be relieved of his miserable beasts. The farmer responded, setting an exorbitant price on his choice livestock. With exclamations of derision, the buyer offered a paltry sum. This was met with such a display of anger that, to the uninitiated, there seemed every likelihood of a fight developing. This was the cue for the tangler to return to the stage in the role of peacemaker. He tried to narrow the gap between the price demanded and offered. Several times during the negotiations, one or other party turned his back on proceedings declaring it to be a waste of time. But, if the buyer was serious in his intent, he always returned until a bargain was finally struck. Then they both spat on their palms and slapped hands, thereby clinching the deal. The buyer wrote a docket for the seller, stating the agreed price. When this was redeemed later in the day, it was customary for the seller to give back a small amount - "the luck penny" - as a gesture of good will.
But all was not buying and selling of animals on fair day. Stalls selling second-hand clothes and shoes were set up near the Castle gates. One could buy tools, toys, gadgets and cabbage plants, butter, eggs, cakes. Murphy's Corner was the designated area for selling hens, chickens and pups and they were on display in all kinds of containers. The pubs did a roaring trade on fair days. Meeting friends again after a long time was a great excuse to "go for a drink” and the men made the most of the opportunity while the womenfolk bought items not available in their local shops. Later on, the women might adjourn to the snug and local news was exchanged, business deals clinched and matches made.
Eating houses were another feature of fair days. They were different from hotels and restaurants in that they opened only on these special occasions. They offered a substantial meal with no frills attached, at a reasonable price. Country people who might be slow to venture into a hotel dining-room, felt quite a. home in the "eating houses". The proprietors, most of them originally from the country, often gave meals free-of-charge to people who had failed to sell their animals. The children were sometimes treated to a meal in an eating house but more often than not they preferred to spend the reward for their earlier labours on Peggy's Legs, bulls' eyes and clove rocks. And next day, when they returned to school, the current top of the school-charts, "Beidh Aonach Amárach", was full of meaning for them

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An early sale at Macroom Mart in the 1960s. ©Dennis Dinneen Collection
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A sunny day at Macroom Market in the 3rd Millennium ©Lee Valley Outlook

Over the years, the Market was a bone of contention for some of the business people in the town who had to pay rent, rates, wages, running expenses all the year round. They claimed that stallholders came on Fair Day and took the cream, with minimal outgoing expenses, and left heaps of rubbish behind. The U.D.C. had to act as mediators, satisfying the ratepayer while still facilitating the colourful stalls that attracted both local and tourist. Macroom fairs continued up to the early 1960s. They became redundant when first the Sales Yard opened in 1962 and then Macroom Mart started its successful operation in 1964.
The street markets continue but, since the Square is a distance from the Mart, it is now a separate entity. Markets run on Tuesday (former Mart day), with a smaller street market on Saturday, which is now Mart day in Macroom. Nowadays, the market offers plants, flowers, fruit, vegetables, herbs, cheese, bread, cakes, fast food stalls, carpets, cds and tapes, soaps, jewellery, paintings, tools, farm equipment and supplies and very occasionally, fowl and pups. The farmers Market offers homegrown produce, baking, eggs, jams etc. Tourists and locals love to browse through the stalls on sunny days and they bring a continental dimension to the Muskerry capital. In recognition of its status as a Market Town, Macroom got a new resident, the Holey Bull, at the end of the last century and millennium. A very distant cousin of the Wall St. icon, he stands, facing the town, at its entrance from the east on the N22 and is a reminder that this is a rural, agricultural area and that we are well advised to appreciate our heritage. By M. Mac S.

National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week this year is little over one month away, taking place from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August. Over 130 events have so far been registered for the County of Cork. The Events Programme will be available in August, just prior to Heritage Week, and details of events can be uploaded towww.heritageweek.ie. The Theme for Heritage Week 2019 is ‘Pastimes and Past Times’, encouraging people to take a stroll through our local history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways, from sports and storytelling to music and craft. Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and is part of European Heritage Days which promotes Europe’s cultural heritage across the Union – a week very much to look forward to.


Love of the Land

There is a scene in John B Keane’s play, ‘The Field’, where the local parish priest is enquiring of the Bull McCabe as to why he is interfering with the sale of the widow’s field. The Bull says, ‘There’s another law stronger that common law’. Father Doran enquires ‘What’s that? The Bull replies ‘The law of the land’. The Bull McCabe may have taken his love of the soil to the extreme; and, as we have seen a more recent real life example of Tipperary farmer, Patrick Quirke, who was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan. Mary Lowry terminated the lease of her lands with Patrick Quirke. Bobby Ryan was killed over land and insane jealousy. After the affair ended and Bobby Ryan came in to Mary Lowry’s life, Quirke was going to lose out on the land. Quirke owned 50 acres and leased 110 acres. He milked 100 cows. How was he going to keep farming without the land? He needed Mary Lowry’s land and he needed it badly.
People can identify with attachment to land. Due to our history, we have had a love affair with land for centuries. Land is sacred, having been passed down from generation to generation. It is a person’s sense of identity and place. It is a source of income and pride. It confers status. However, along with religion, it has been both a source of unity and conflict amongst Irish people. To lose the farm is a shameful thing, even in these modern times. Rural Ireland is full of tales based on the dangers of a man walking up the aisle with a farm, and walking back down the aisle with only half a farm.
I see things become very nasty in my profession when there is a dispute over land. People take sides and all sense of rhyme or reason can take over and some people don’t want to listen to facts. It divides family members and often, the person or family that gets the farm is hated or ostracised by the rest of the family. My advice to people who are arguing about a property is to enter into mediation at the outset to try and resolve the dispute in an amicable manner. Disputes over land can last for years and the costs of fighting them can far outweigh the value of the land involved. Often, the area of the land in dispute is very small, but litigation may ensue because of its critical location or strategic importance to the owner concerned. The best advice to any farmer at the outset is to avoid litigation, at all costs. Arbitration is an alternative to court for resolving disputes, and can be beneficial in a boundary dispute situation, due to the reduced costs compared to court, and should always be given serious consideration.

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

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 a bye
St. Michael’s a bye
Cill na Martra v Macroom / St. Vincent’s.
Kanturk a bye
Bantry Blues a 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 2-18 Castlehaven 1-14
G. O’D Rossa 1-17 St Finbarrs 2-14
St Finbarrs 1-13 O D Rossa 2-6 replay
H. Charleville scr. St. Michaels w/o
Quarter Finals:
Carrigaline 1-14 Ballincollig 1-16
Beara 0-8 Éire Óg 1-15
Kilshannig v Douglas
St Finbarrs v St Michaels
Semi Finals:
Ballincollig v Éire Óg
Kilshannig/Douglas v St Finbarrs/Michaels

 U21 B Football

A. Courceys 0-2 Aghabullogue 3-18
B. Castlemartyr v Buttevant
C. Na Piarsaigh v Newcestown
D. Duarigale Gaels
Semi Finals:
Aghabullogue v Buttevant
Piarsaigh/Newcestown 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
Whitechurc/Randal Óg v Robert Emmets

Tom Creedon Cup Final

Knocknagree v Cill na Martra at Macroom July 12th 8pm

Macroom Motors Mid Cork U21 Football Championships

U21 A F champions: Éire Óg (Ballincollig)
U21 B Football Champions: Aghabullogue
U21 C Football (13 a side) Championship Final: Aghinagh v Iveleary

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

2nd Round (winners to Rd 3, losers eliminated):
Aghinagh 0-9 Cill na Martra 0-7
Iveleary 2-13 Naomh Abán 0-0
Clondrohid 2-14 Donoughmore 0-11
Dripsey 1-14 Blarney 5 -7
3rd Round: Éire Óg 0-17 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2-9
Ághinagh v Clondrohid
Kilmichael v Iveleary
Quarter Finals:
A Ballincollig v Éire Óg
B Kilmurry v Aghinagh/Clondrohid
C Blarney v Kilmichael/Iveleary
D Canovee v Inniscarra
Semi Finals: A v B, C v D.

Aghinagh 0 – 9 Cill na Martra 0 – 7
After a very closely contested 2nd round game at a well prepared Clondrohid venue, Aghinagh, who had received a 1st round bye, advance to the 3rd round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship while Cill na Martra exit the championship for this season, having already suffered defeat by Éire Óg by the narrow margin of two points. Aghinagh deserved their win as they were the side forcing the pace for much of this game but they kicked too many wides, 10 in the first half alone and 3 more later, to ever move clear of their opponents on the scoreboard and indeed they are much indebted to their goalkeeper Paul O’Sullivan whose alertness twice denied Cill na Martra of goals in the opening half and enabled his side to lead by a single point at the break, 0-4 to 0-3, a poor return for the possession they had enjoyed and the chances created.
Cill na Martra had first blood with a point from Criostóir Ó Loinsigh after two minute and a minute later came the fist of Aghinagh goalkeeper Paul O’Sulllivan’s vital saves, denying Dean MacCarthaigh. The Gaeltacht side doubled their advantage in the 8th minute, Trevor Ó hEaluithe blocking an attempted clearance and shooting over. A foul on Liam Twohig, gave the Aghinagh man the opportunity to get his side on the scoreboard at last in the 13th minute from the free and Twohig added a point from play three minutes later to level the scores. Early Cill na Martra superiority was now being eroded though they did take the lead again through a Pádraig Ó Críodáin point eight minutes from the break as the Aghinagh wides tally continued to mount and stood at ten when Michael Horgan at last found the range to level matters at 0-3 each in the 27th minute. A free in injury time, converted by Liam Twohig, gave Aghinagh the slenderest of interval leads.
Cill na Martra introduced premier intermediate regular Antón Ó Cuana for the second half which did improve their share of possession in the midfield area for a while but the Aghinagh half back line of Dave Barry, Seán Horgan and Luke O’Leary were prominent. A point from William Coakley very early in the second half had the winners two points clear but Martin Ó Conchuir kicked an excellent point to narrow the gap and in the 41st minute the sides were level again when Dean MacCarthaigh made it 0-5 each.
The game was now increasingly being played out in the Cill na Martra half and Liam Twohig gave his side the lead with a point in the 42nd minute and Mathew McCarthy doubled their advantage as the final quarter commenced. Liam Twohig kicked his fifth point of the game but Cill na Martra stayed doggedly in contention and benefitting from the injection of fresh legs, staged a late rally. Dean MacCarthaigh pointed a 55th minute free but Aghinagh substitute Trevor Burns kicked a fine relieving point from 40 metres out to re-open the three point gap. Back came the western side with a point from a Martin Ó Conchuir free as the game went into injury time but Aghinagh were not conceding the goal Cill na Martra now needed and the final whistle sounded without further scores.
Scorers: Aghinagh: Liam Twohig 0-5 (0-2f), Michael Horgan, William Coakley, Matt McCarthy and Trevor Burns 0-1 each. Cill na Martra: Dean MacCarthaigh 0-2 (0-1f), Martin Ó Conchuir 0-2 (f), Criostóir Ó Loinsigh, Trevor Ó hEaluithe, Pádraig Ó Críodáin 0-1 each.
Aghinagh: Paul O’Sullivan: Seán Kelleher, Jeremiah Kelleher, Adam O’Leary: Seán Horgan, Dave Barry, Luke O’Leary: Michael O’Brien, Mathew McCarthy: Richard O’Sullivan, Michael Horgan, Declan Ambrose: William Coakley, Donal Corkery, Liam Twohig. Subs: Aodh Twomey 40, Trevor Burns 49.
Cill na Martra: Timmy Ó Conaill: Eoghan Ó Céilleachair, Fínén Ó Faoláin, Jeaic Ó hEaluithe: Pádraig Ó Críodáin, Alan Ó Mocháin, Eoin MacLochlainn: Cathal MacSuibhne, Colm MacLochlainn: Criostóir Ó Loinsigh, Martin Ó Conchuir, Ciarán Ó Fóirréidh: Liam Ó Loinsigh, Dean MacCarthaigh, Trevor Ó hEaluithe. Subs; Antóin Ó Cuana h/t, Nollaig Ó Loinsigh 47, Dónal Ó Buachalla 51, Stiofán Ó Conaill 57, Éoin Ó Conaill 57.
Referee: Mr Pat O’Leary, Kilmurry.

Clondrohid 2-14 Donoughmore 0-11

Two goals from Fergal Kelleher in the opening minutes of the second half ensured a Clondrohid victory Donoughmore in greasy conditions at Rusheen. The sides were level at the break but Clondrohid upped their work rate on the restart and took their chances after being a bit wasteful in the first half.
Donoughmore’s Conor O’Rourke finished the game with eight points and kicked two superb scores in the opening minutes. Clondrohid kicked a number of wides before Shane Creed edged them in front with a well taken brace of points. There was great endeavour from both sides with Conor O’Rourke clipping over a free to make it 0-3 apiece after 16 minutes. Clondrohid added points from Shane Creed and an inspirational score from corner back Jeremy O’Sullivan. Everytime, Clondrohid threatened to pull away Donoughmore responded, with Tadgh Collins and O’Rourke levelling it, 0-7 apiece at halftime.
After such a very tight opening period the outcome of this game changed in a few minutes after the break. Clondrohid opted to go route one and the power and guile of Fergal Kelleher saw him get inside the cover and finishing to the net beautifully. Moments later his second goal was very similar with the experienced Kelleher coolly finding the net. Suddenly, Clondrohid were really dominating with Michael Buckley landing a massive score from distance while Mark Creed finished off an excellent team move.
The victors made a number of substitutions with Mathew McDonagh landing a couple of superb points in the closing stages. There was one sour note for Clondrohid late on when a forward received a red card for an off the ball incident.
Scorers: Clondrohid: F Kelleher 2-1, S Creed 0-5 (0-1f), D O’Riordan 0-3, M McDonagh 0-2 (0-1sideline), M Buckley, M Creed, J O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
Scorers for Donoughmore: C O’Rourke 0-8 (0-3f), C Kennedy, T Collins, St John Forde 0-1.
Clondrohid: Seán O’Callaghan: Jeremy O’Sullivan, Trevor O’Brien, Denis O’Riordan; Paddy Lynch, Brian Corcoran, John Corkery; Cian Creedon, Neilus Murphy: Mark Creed, Seán Desmond, Michael Buckley; Shane Creed, Fergal Kelleher, Danny O’Riordan. Subs: Shane Dineen h/t, Cathal Creed 50, Mathew McDonagh 50, Callum O’Shea 55.
Donoughmore: Kevin O’Riordan; David Looney, Keelan Forde, Cian Murphy; Jamie Twomey, Paul Crowley, Adrian Looney; Brendan O’Callaghan, Tommy Barrett; Conor Kennedy, St John Forde, Eoghan Buckley; Conor O’Rourke, Adam Looney, Tadgh Collins. Subs: Ben Honohan 53, Colm Looney 55, Robert O’Regan 55.
Referee: Mr Dave Murnane, Macroom.

Blarney 5 – 7 Dripsey 1 - 14

Blarney and Dripsey junior footballers provided plenty of entertainment for patrons at Donoughmore. This was a ‘last chance saloon’ outing and the closely contested game went to extra time before a late deluge of goals from Blarney gave the tourist village men their passage to the quarter finals.
Both sides opened with determination and there were misses by both sides before Eoghan Maher raised Dripsey’s hopes when in the eighth minute he confidently sent over. Three minutes later Maher increased his side’s lead but Blarney responded well when in the 13th minute the effective Keith Costello raised a green flag to give Blarney the lead and they were awarded a penalty but Shane O Riordan in the Dripsey goal did well to save Mark Cremin’s effort. Dripsey now scored five additional points before the interval and leading 0-7 to 1-3 facing into the second half they were in a good position.
On the restart, points from Alan McEvoy and a Ray Murphy free, improved Blarney’s position however and Mark O Leary in the 49th minute added a point from a long range free. A second Blarney goal, this one from Ray Murphy, seemed to have them on the path to victory but Dripsey refused to die. Adam Casey moved upfield to secure an inspirational point and reduce the arrears to the minimum and substitute Mark O Sullivan then popped over the equaliser.
The sides now had to face 20 minutes of extra time. Dripsey’s impressive Eoghan Maher scored two points from play during the first extra time period while Cormac O Mahony raised a white flag for Blarney so the contest was still delicately poised and Dripsey appeared to have secured the all important score when John Carey scored their only goal in the 73rd minute. Blarney had other ideas however and stalwart servant Joe Jordan replied almost immediately with a spectacular goal and behind by the minimum Blarney could sense victory. They pressed forward and James Walsh was in the right place on two occasions to find the net with match winning goals for a dramatic victory.
Scorers; Blarney: James Walsh 2-0, Ray Murphy 1-2 (0-1 f), Keith Costello 1-1 Joe Jordan 1-0, Alan McEvoy 0-2, Mark O’Leary and Cormac O’Mahony (0-1 each). Dripsey: Eoghan Maher 0-5, James Cotter 0-4 (0-2 f), John Carey 1-0, Steve Murray 0-2, Mark O Sullivan, Adam Casey and Eoin O Connell 0-1 each.
Blarney: D Quinn Vincent O Mahony Eoin Mullane Brendan Hallihan Stephen Mullane John Barrett Joe Jordan Conor Foley Mark O Leary John Daniel Good Alan McEvoy Keith Costello Ray Murphy Ray O Donovan Mark Cremin. Subs: James Walsh 32, Paul O’Leary 36, Paul O’Connor 64, Cormac O’Mahony 66.
Dripsey; Shane O Riordan Dan Buckley John O Riordan Adam Casey Jack Casey Eoin O’Connell Aidan Murray John Carey Mike O’Riordan Sean Murphy James Cotter Eoghan Maher Mark O’Connell Diarmuid O’Riordan Steve Murray Subs: Mark O’Sullivan 55, Aaron O’Riordan 69.
Referee: Colm Uas Ó Mocháin, Cill na Martra.

Éire Óg 0 – 17 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2 – 9
Having conceded two goals to Béal Átha in the opening four minutes, Éire Óg held their heads and gradually worked their way back into contention when the sides met at Coachford in the 3rd round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship. Seán Ó Coill was the score of both goals, the first from the penalty spot. Eire Óg replied with two points but Béal Átha then matched them score for score up to the break when the score was 2-4 to 0-6.
The second half was hugely entertaining with the spectators wondering could the Gaeltacht side hold out against the power of the Ovens men. Éire Óg were level within ten minutes of the restart, but after an exchange of points, Béal Átha went two points clear again in the 52nd minute. They were not to score again however as Éire Óg went on the offensive and with excitement at fever pitch, point by point, Éire Óg drew level and then went clear in injury time. Their reward for this win is a quarter final joust with their next door neighbours from Ballincollig.
Scorers: Éire Óg: Aidan O’Connor 0-6 (0-4f), D Foley 0-3 (0-2f), J Dineen 0-3, K Hallissey 0-2, P O’Sullivan (‘45’), D Dineen and F Brennan 0-1 each. Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: S Ó Coill 2-1 (1-0 pen), G Mac Carthaigh 0-4 (0-1f), L Seartan, S Ó Muineacháin (‘45’), I Ó Coinceannain and M Ó Tuama 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher: David Sheehan, Daniel Cotter, Cillian Sheehan: Cian O’Mahony, Darragh McCarthy, Diarmuid Dineen: Fionn O’Rourke, Dermot Hurley: Seán O’Connor, Philip O’Sulllivan, Jerome Kelleher: Kevin Hallissey, Aidan O’Connor, Dylan Foley. Subs: David Twomey 24, John Dineen 39, Seán O’Flynn 50, Fintan Brennan 50.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Muiruis Ó Conchuir: Shane Ó Duinnín, Micheál Ó Tuama, Enda Ó Luasa: Sean Ó Muineacháin, Gearóid Ó Cremín, Gavin Ó Laoire: Dara Seartan, Liam Ó Coinceannain: Gearóid MacCarthaigh, Liam Seartan, Darran Ó Duinnín; Seán Ó Coill, Ian Ó Coinceannain, Barra Ó Coinceannain. Subs: Pól Ó Buachalla 38, Kieran MacCoitir 55.
Referee: Ciarán Ó Foirréidh, Cill na Martra.

MJK OILS Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

2nd Round
Kilmichael 1-21 Donoughmore 2-7
Ballinora 3-15 Iveleary 1-3
Ballincollig a bye
Quarter Final:
A Kilmichael a bye
B Éire Óg v Ballincollig
C Ballinora v Cloughduv
D Blarney v Inniscarra

Kilmichael 1 – 21 Donoughmore 2 – 7
Kilmichael, playing their first game in this year’s MJK OILS Mid Cork junior hurling championship, were fancied to beat Donoughmore, who had suffered a heavy first round defeat by Éire Óg, and the favourites duly obliged at Coachford in a second round game, but Donoughmore did put up a spirited challenge and emerged with heads held high even in defeat. Kilmichael are an improving hurling side with some top class hurlers and were fully deserving of their victory after a competent all round performance.
Kilmichael although playing into the wind were on top in the first half. They started well with two early points from centre forward Peter Kelleher, the second from a free deep in his own half. Donoughmore showed that they were up for the contest with a 12th minute point from Adrian Looney, followed by a long range effort from St John Forde and then a William Murphy free put them into a short lived lead. Peter Kelleher equalised from another long range free in the 15th minute and then set up a point for Alan McCarthy which put Kilmichael back in front and they were never to lose the advantage subsequently. In the 19th minute Kilmichael struck for a well worked goal, Kelleher and Finbarr Buckley setting up a golden opportunity for Shane O’Donoghue who duly batted the sliotar to the net. In the period up to half time Kilmichael outscored their opponents by six points to two, their tally shared evenly by Kelleher and Conor Cotter, the Donoughmore brace coming from the stick of accurate free taker William Murphy. Kilmichael led by 1-10 to 0-5 at the break and looked to be in a comfortable position.
On the restart, Kilmichael had points from Peter and Kevin Kelleher, Finbarr Buckley and two from Brendan Cotter to further improve their position but a 43rd minute goal for Donoughmore from substitute Alan Savage, who got on the end of a Stephen O’Connor long range free, gave them renewed vigour. Kilmichael responded with three points, Donoughmore replied with points from Forde and Wm Murphy and their continued efforts earned them a second goal in the 53rd minute when a Shane Sexton 20m free was blocked, St John Forde fired the rebound back in and Ger Buckley fired the ball to the net. Donoughmore goalkeeper Shane Sexton subsequently made a superb save from a Peter Kelleher blast but Kilmichael finished well with points from Cotter and Kelleher, the latter ending the game with an impressive personal tally of 0-10, five of which came from play.
Scorers: Kilmichael: S O’Donoghue 1-0, P Kelleher 0-10 (0-5f), C Cotter 0-6 (0-1’65’), B Cotter 0-2, A McCarthy, F Buckley, K Kelleher 0-1 each. Donoughmore: A Savage and G Buckley 1-0 each, Wm Murphy 0-4 (0-3f), St John Forde 0-2, A Looney 0-1.
Kilmichael: Stephen O’Leary: Eoghan Murphy, Donal Kelly, Kevin Kelleher: Shane Foley, Brendan Cotter, Seán Buttimer: Conor Cotter, Ronan Murphy: Chris O’Connell, Peter Kelleher, Alan McCarthy: Finbarr Buckley, Shane O’Donoghue, Andrew Kelleher. Subs: Gerard Murphy 46, Shane Prendeville 56, Kevin O’Brien 57.
Donoughmore: Shane Sexton: Denis Dorney, Terence Looney, David Looney: Alan Twomey, Kevin Horgan, Brendan O’Callaghan: Adrian Looney, Cian Murphy: Robert O’Regan, St John Forde, William Murphy: Cian Sexton, Shane Horgan, Ben Honohan. Subs: Eoghan Buckley 29, Gerard Buckley and Stephen O’Connor , both h/t, Alan Savage 42, Seán O’Leary , blood sub on 58.
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan, Éire Óg.

Ballinora 3 - 15 Iveleary 1 - 3

This MJK Oil Mid Cork Junior A hurling Championship 2nd round tie at Cloughduv went the way of favourites Ballinora who won by a convincing margin in the end and were in control from the start.
Ballinora began the brighter with some early scores. With 17 minutes on the clock they found the net, after Darragh Holmes finished after being set up by Howard. Further scores were to follow by Alan O’Shea, Mick Murphy and Howard for Ballinora, who led 1-9 to 0-2 at the half time break.
Although Darren Kelly rifled home to the back of the net from a well taken free for Iveleary early in the second half, Ballinora remained on top and were never threatened. A second Ballinora goal arrived courtesy of a well taken finish by Kevin Murphy, after Alan O’Shea put the ball in and the Iveleary net was rattled for a third occasion when Pat Fitton was on hand to bury the ball, following a well orchestrated move by the Ballinora forward line. Further late scores were to arrive for Ballinora through O’Shea, Murphy and Howard as they secured a well deserved victory.
Ballinora, who were narrowly edged out by Inniscarra in round one, keep their championship hopes alive and still remain one of favourites for the title. Iveleary will now turn their attentions towards the Junior A Football Championship, where they face Kilmichael.
Scorers: Ballinora: D Howard(0-8f) 0-9, K Murphy 1-2, P Fitton 1-1, D Holmes 1-0,A O’Shea(0-1f) 0-2, M Murphy 0-1. Iveleary: D Kelly 1-1, C Vaughan(0-2f) 0-2.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley; J Lordan, Brendan Hourihan, Brian Rigney: Mike Lordan, Conor Brosnan, Dylan Dineen: Alan O’Shea, Alan O’Neill: B Murphy, Darragh Holmes, Michael Murphy: Kevin Murphy, David Howard, Pat Fitton. Subs: Tomás McGrath for J Lordan (54), Pádraig Dineen for M Murphy (56) , David Fitton for B Rigney (57).
Iveleary: Eamonn Creedon: David Murphy, Daniel O’Riordan, Kevin Manning: Ger O’Riordan, Ciarán O’Riordan, Finbarr McSweeney (Jnr): Barry O’Leary, Shane Galvin: Seán O’Riordan, Darren Kelly, Ger McSweeney: David Dineen, Cathal Vaughan, James O’Donovan. Subs: Conor O’Leary for J O’Donovan (35), Josh Pickering for D Dineen (45), Eoghan Clancy for D Murphy (50).
Referee: Mr Gerard Ahern(Canovee).

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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Eileen O'Flynn presenting the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for May to Eimear Scally, Éire Óg, in recognition of her contribution to Cork Ladies Gaelic Football team's win in the National League Final v Dublin.. Included are Pat Malone, Chairman Muskerry GAA and Reggie Halligan, Chairperson Éire Óg Ladies GF Club. ©Mike English

 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 10 - 40 points
Cill na Martra P 9 - 33
Ballincollig P 9 - 27pts
Béal Á Ghaorthaidh P 10 - 18
Division Two - 11 teams, 10 games
On top: Mallow P10 - 42pts
Castlehaven P10 - 40
Éire Óg P10 - 30
Macroom P10 - 20
Aghabullogue P10 - 18
Division Three - 11 teams, 10 games
On top: Ilen Rangers P 10 - 46 points
Naomh Abán P 9 - 23
Division Four - 11 teams, 10 games
On top: Castletownbere and Knocknagree both P10 – 46 Points
Grenagh P 10 - 19pts
Division Five – 9 teams, 8 games
On top: Na Piarsaigh P8 - 36pts
Ballinora P7 - 21

County Hurling Leagues

Div 1 and Div 2 – no Muskerry team
Division 3 – 10 teams
On top: Valley Rvrs P9 – 41pts
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 P9 - 21 pts
Div 5 - 11 teams
On top: Cloughduv P10 - 42 pts
Dripsey P10 - 20pts
Grenagh P9 - 17pts

Inter County Championships

Senior Football
Cork will play 3 games in the All-Ireland Super 8 Quarter-Final Series.
Cork vs Dublin Saturday July 13th at 7pm in Croke Park.
Cork vs Tyrone Saturday July 20th at 5pm in Croke Park.
Cork vs Roscommon weekend August 3rd/4th at a Cork venue.

Cork 4-20 Laois 1-15
Cork put their Munster final defeat behind them to qualify for the All-Ireland Quarter-Final series with an impressive win at Semple Stadium in Thurles.
Brian Hurley and Mark Collins did most of the damage as Cork took control before the break and then wrapped up the win in the third quarter.
The sides were level on four occasions in the opening half but Cork pulled away before the break to lead by 0-12 to 0-7.
Collins and Hurley posed a big threat up front for Cork and they kicked 0-9 between them in the opening half. Cork finished the half impressively with Ronan O’Toole, Hurley, Ruairi Deane and Collins hitting the target as they went in leading by five at the interval.
Cork brought in Paul Kerrigan at the break and he made an immediate contribution, with his long delivery being knocked back inside by Collins for Hurley to sidefoot the ball to the.
Liam O’Donovan followed up with a fisted point for Cork to lead by 1-13 to 0-7 and Laois had a mountain to climb when Hurley blasted home his second goal after 42 minutes.
Hurley then turned provider to set up Collins for Cork’s third goal after 52 minutes to push them 3-17 to 0-9 in front.
Laois never gave up and Martin Scully found the net going into the final quarter to reduce the deficit but Cork hit back with a goal from Paul Kerrigan to seal an impressive win.
Scorers for Cork: Mark Collins 1-8 (0-4f), Brian Hurley 2-4, Paul Kerrigan 1-1, Ruairi Deane 0-2, Stephen Sherlock 0-2 (1 ’45), Ronan O’Toole 0-1, Kevin O’Driscoll 0-1, Liam O’Donovan 0-1,
CORK: Mark White: Kevin Flahive, James Loughrey, Kevin O’Donovan; Liam O’Donovan, Thomas Clancy, Mattie Taylor; Ian Maguire, Killian O’Hanlon; Kevin O’Driscoll, Seán White, Rúairí Deane; Luke Connolly, Brian Hurley, Mark Collins. Substitutes: Ronan O’Toole (Éire Óg) for O’Hanlon inj (19), Paul Kerrigan for Connolly (half-time), Tomas Clancy for Thomas Clancy (45), Michael Hurley for Brian Hurley (53), Stephen Cronin for White (62), Stephen Sherlock for Deane (70).

Senior Hurling

Cork play Kilkenny in the All Ireland Quarter Final this Sunday, July 14th at Croke Park, 2pm throw in.
Westmeath 0-20 Cork 1-40
Cork advanced to face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland quarter finals, after a 23-point win over Joe McDonagh Cup finalists Westmeath at Mullingar. Westmeath were underdogs going into the game and they set up very defensively in order to frustrate Cork with an extra defender. John Meyler’s side still scored 24 points in the opening half and they were completely dominant throughout the tie.
Cork brought a huge crowd to Mullingar and completely outnumbered the home support.
Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-10 (5fs), Robbie O’Flynn 1-4, Alan Cadogan 0-5, Seamus Harnedy 0-5, Shane Kingston 0-5, Conor Lehane 0-4, Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-3, Bill Cooper 0-1, Tim O’Mahony 0-1, Jamie Coughlan 0-1, Declan Dalton 0-1.
CORK: Anthony Nash; Stephen McDonnell, Eoin Cadogan, Niall O’Leary; Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis, Mark Coleman (Blarney); Bill Cooper, Tim O’Mahony; Conor Lehane, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Shane Kingston; Alan Cadogan, Pat Horgan, Seamus Harnedy.
Subs: Damien Cahalane for Mark Coleman (h-t), Robbie O’Flynn for Bill Cooper (h-t), Jamie Coughlan for Alan Cadogan (h-t), Declan Dalton for Seamus Harnedy (45), Darren Browne for Ellis (51).

Under 20 Football

Cork will play Waterford in the Munster Semi Final this Friday July 12th at 7pm in Clonakilty. The Cork Under 20 Football panel for Munster Under 20 Football Championship has been announced. The team for the Waterford game will be announced later. The Cork Panel includes: Conor Smith - Aghabullogue, Paul Ring – Aghabullogue, Jack Murphy - Éire Óg and Colm O' Callaghan - Éire Óg

Under 20 Hurling

Cork played Clare in the Munster Semi Final on Wednesday July 10th after defeating Limerick in the Munster quarter final at P Uí Rinn.

Cork 1-20 Limerick 0-16
With 16 minutes remaining, the sides were level at 0-13each, but Cork – who never trailed – pushed on again in the final quarter..
Scorers for Cork: Shane O’Regan 1-6, Craig Hanifin 0-5 (3fs), Brian Turnbull 0-4, Daire Connery 0-3 (1 sideline), Liam O’Shea 0-2.
CORK: Ger Collins; Conor O’Callaghan, James Keating, Eoin Roche; Ryan Walsh, Seán O’Leary Hayes, Robert Downey; Tommy O’Connell, Brian Roche; Simon Kennefick, Craig Hanifin, Daire Connery; Brian Turnbull, Shane O’Regan, Evan Sheehan.
Subs: Ger Millerick for Walsh (33), Seán Twomey for Kennefick (39), Declan Hanlon (Blarney) for Hanifin (49), Liam O’Shea for Sheehan (52), Barry Murphy for Brian Roche (60). And also Pádraig Power (Blarney).

Minor Football

Cork will play the winners (Tyrone/Monaghan) of the Ulster Championship in an All Ireland Quarter Final on the weekend of July 27/28 (Time & Venue TBC).

Munster Junior Football Final

Cork 0-13 Kerry 1-14
Kerry proved too much for Cork in the Munster junior football final played in Pairc Ui Rinn. Cork led by a point at the interval, 0-9 to 1-5, and didn't register a wide during the period. It was 0-4 apiece after the opening quarter and in keeping with the trend it was Cork's turn to go on a second scoring spree, knocking over four on the spin without response. Kerry, though, replied with a cracking goal from Stephen O'Sullivan a couple of minutes later and Cork needed keeper Chris Kelly to prevent a second goal in injury-time, before Michael Foley and Eoin O'Shea exchanged points.
Kerry were 1-12 to 0-9 in front after 45 minutes and Cork were struggling in attack and scoring dried up accordingly.
Scorers for Cork: G Murphy 0-4 (0-2 f), A O'Connor 0-4 (0-3 f), S Hickey, F O'Connor 0-2 each, E O'Shea 0-1
CORK: Chris Kelly (Éire Óg); P Clancy (Fermoy), P Murphy (Bandon), G McCarthy (St Vincent's); K Cremin (Boherbue), John Mullins (Éire Óg), captain, G O'Callaghan (Gabriel Rangers); BT O'Sullivan (Garnish), P Walsh (Kanturk); F O'Connor (Knocknagree), A O'Connor (do), S Aherne (Fermoy); G Murphy (Castletownbere), S Hickey (Rockchapel), Eoin O'Shea (Éire Óg).
Subs: Liam Wall (Kilmurry) for O'Callaghan 20, ST O'Sullivan (Garnish) for Aherne and Tadgh Corkery (Cill na Martra) for BT O'Sullivan 40, E O'Callaghan (Rockchapel) for Walsh 48, E Goggin (Gabriel Rangers) for O'Shea 55, G Kelleher (St Vincent's) for F O'Connor 58.

Cork Head Group 2 in Camogie Championship

All-Ireland champions Cork provided a coolly efficient performance as they dismantled Dublin by 2-20 to 0-9 to record a third win from as many games in Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. Paudie Murray’s crew are pursuing a third consecutive title and were far too strong for the hosts, laying the foundation for their victory with two goals in the first 17 minutes. Hannah Looney and Orla Cotter already had points on the board when Linda Collins goaled in the 8th minute. Collins, Cotter and Katrina Mackey added points and the Rebels had 1-6 on the board by the time Aisling Maher registered Dublin’s first point at the beginning of the second quarter. Cork were ruthless however, and Amy O’Connor’s goal from the next passage of play rendered the reminder of the tie of statistical interest only. Chloe Sigerson added three points as the visitors led by 2-11 to 0-3 at half time. Dublin shot four points but Cork kept the scoreboard ticking over as Cotter brought her tally to six points, and Looney, Collins, Julia White and Clíona Healy were also on target to confirm a comfortable success.
Tipperary pulled clear of a four-team logjam in second place in Group 2 with their second win, a 2-12 to 1-7 triumph over Clare. Waterford kept their hopes of qualification alive when accounting for Meath 5-9 to 0-11, a result that puts them level with Tipperary but holding the coveted second place due to a far superior score difference. Cork are on top of the table with three wins from three outings, while Dublin are still very much in contention for a knockout place in fourth, just ahead of Clare on score difference. Kilkenny lead Group 1, followed by Limerick, Galway, Offaly and Wexford.
Fixtures: Next weekend Group 2: Cork v Meath; Tipp v Dublin and Waterford v Clare.
July 20/21 Group 1: Kilkenny v Limerick and Wexford v Galway. Group 2: Dublin v Clare; Meath v Tipp and Waterford v Cork. The Relegation Play Off is July 27/28 and the quarterfinals and semi-finals will be played in August. The 2019 Final is scheduled for September 8.

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Eileen Lynch and family, Laochra Óg hosts at John West Feile 2019. ©

 Laochra Óg

U8s had a match and U10s 2 matches against Millstreet, with a good turnout of players. We played 3 very competitive games. Well done lads. Thanks to Millstreet for the great games, parents for bringing kids to play in all weather, our Sponsors Folláin Jams and Michael and Nora McCarthy of Macroom Vehicle Test Centre for the use of Teerbeg. U10s had 2 games in Ahiohill. We played a tall and strong Bandon team in the first game and they were winning well in the first half but in the second half we were very competitive. We played St Oliver Plunkett’s and our lads played well.
u11 team played Cloughduv and started off well and were a point up at the break. The second half was not so good. U12 boys played Kilmeen in Ballyvourney, with some of our younger players playing very well along with the older lads against a very strong side. Sponsors of this team Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging.
Club Development Draw winner is Jillian Dineen, Kilnamartyra who won €335 and sellers prize goes to Ó Luasa Foodstore, Ballymakeera. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw. Míle buíochas le Coláiste Ghobnatan as bhur tacaíocht. Next draw takes place on July 15th.
An historic day for Laochra Óg as our U11 Camogie team got the chance to play at Castle Road at half time in the Cork V Dublin Intermediate Camogie Championship. We had girls from Macroom, Kilnamartyra, Coolea and Clondrohid on the team. Before the game, Laochra Óg and Courcey Rovers had a guard of honour for the Cork and Dublin teams. At half time the Laochra Óg girls got to play Courcey Rovers who were very proud as they had three ladies playing for Cork intermediates. Some day, that will be Laochra Óg. Thanks to Ester and Michelle for organising and inviting us to attend. This was a great experience for us and helps promote Camogie in West Muskerry. Thanks to our team sponsors, Macroom Tidy Towns {Colm O Sullivan, Macroom Tool Hire} and to parents for travelling and supporting the girls . Finally a big congratulations to the Cork Intermediate Camogie team who had a fine win over Dublin. U10 boys played Iveleary in Teerbeg, with little separating the teams at the final whistle. Well done lads.
Club enquiries. Children and adults can join at any time during the year. Laochra Óg website provides details about us. You can register online or meet a club trainer/ Committee Member to fill out a hard copy. Training days and locations are different for each hurling and Camogie team. To get you started, hurleys and helmets are loaned out by the club. Contact us via club website. (all the trainers contact numbers available), Messenger, email or simply text 087 9437272 for further details. Summer Camp 2019. Laochra Óg Summer Camp is open to non members too, just simply go to our website and follow our user friendly link. This is a Fantastic opportunity for new boys and girls to try hurling and Camogie. Equipment will be loaned out to get you started. Already your son and daughter has the basics of hurling and Camogie at your local primary and secondary schools.
Laochra Og Hurling and Camogie Club is a stand alone club specially set up to promote hurling and Camogie from Macroom Town to the County Bounds. Sending a daughter and son that are keen to play supports what we do. Laochra Og here to play here to stay. Anyone wishing to avail of Camp Jersey at this year’s Summer Camp will need to be registered and sizes ordered by July 10th.

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Macroom FC members enjoying the recent Volunteers Night at Murray's Bar. ©Darragh Deasy

Macroom FC

FAI Summer Soccer Schools Camp. This much sought after camp saw 115 boys and girls, ranging in ages from 6 to 13, enjoy a brilliant week at Murrayfield. The weather was perfect for an outdoor camp and all involved had a tremendous time. The camp was again led by Head coach, Richard Ivory, and he had a team of very capable coaches who ensured that all age groups had a worthwhile experience. Indeed two of the coaches are local lads: Peter Murphy who was this year’s goalkeeper for Macroom Youths and Cormac Buckley, formerly of Macroom FC and currently a member of Cobh Ramblers U19 side. At the end of the course on Friday, all players received a certificate and football to go alongside their full kit and gear bag. The feedback from parents has again been extremely positive, which is very important and great to hear. The traffic management plan worked extremely well and many thanks to Hughie Kelleher and Barty Relihan for conducting this. Also thanks to club members behind the scenes who ensured the venue was available and in great condition to host the camp.
Gaynor Cup Success. The Fota Island Resort FAI Gaynor Cup, which is a prestigious inter-league girls’ tournament, was played recently. It was held at the University of Limerick complex over four days at the end of June. A fantastic spectacle featuring 28 games in cup, shield, and bowl competitions took place. The final at U15 level was played between Cork and South Tipperary and in a tense affair, Cork emerged victorious following a penalty shootout. Macroom FC had a very close connection with the victory as club member, Peter Murphy, was the goalkeeping coach for the Cork team. Peter is currently involved with Macroom as both a goalkeeper for our Youths team and a coach of our underage sides. This is a great achievement for Peter and the whole club is rightly delighted and proud. It is also really encouraging to see a young person looking to get involved in a coaching capacity. Hopefully, many more will follow his lead and come onboard as Macroom FC will always welcome more volunteers across all aspects of the club.
Summer Blitz. A Euro 2020 themed blitz was held at Murrayfield recently. This involved girls and boys from the U12 and U13 sides. With almost 80 participants, it was a great success. Numerous pitches were set up around Murrayfield and with multiple games in progress, the large crowd were well entertained. A cup for the winners was kindly sponsored by Pat Coughlan and Macroom FC President Willie O' Riordan was on hand to make the presentation. A large number of club coaches and volunteers were involved including Vivion Madigan, Gearoid Griffin, Kay Coakley, Rab Bonner, Denis Kelliher, Peter Coleman, Brian Murphy and John Neville, amongst many others. Joy Griffin and Lily Madigan kept the food/ teas/ coffees coming and games were refereed by Dylan Molyneaux, Ethan Forde, Cathal O'Riordan and Peter Murphy. Thanks to all who contributed to a very enjoyable evening.

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Dan O’Brien, Captain Macroom G.C., presents his Captain’s Prize to the Ladies to winner, Cáit Breathnach ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

 Results: 25/6 Seniors Scramble: 1st: Bob Fitzgerald/ Jim Nolan/ A.F. Murphy/ Noel Hedigan 43.1
27/6 McGuirks Golf Open: 1st Oisin de Lacey (19) 43pts 2nd Kevin Sheehan(3) 42pts css 37pts
Open Singles 29/30 June:1st PJ Courtney(12) 44pts 2nd Keith O'Sullivan (Dooks) 42pts 3rd John Hourihan(17) 42pts Senior Paddy Fitton(15) 36pts
2nd July Seniors 1st: Flor Mc Carthy/James Deane/George Desmond 48.0
4th July Mc Guirk’s Open Qualifier: 1st Patrick Coakley(20) 45pts 2nd Brendan O'Neill(21) 41pts css 38pts
6/7 July Open Singles 1st Tony Doyle(25) 40pts 2nd Brendan O'Kelly(19) 40pts css 37/36pts
6/7 July Monthly Medal 1st Derek Murray(10) 64 2nd Albert Groarke(17) 65 3rd Tony Busher(9) 65 css 70/69.