Lee Valley Outlook v16e16 Aug 8 2019

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August Glory in the Garden ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Rosary in Bealnamorrive Church every Fri. in Aug. at 8pm. For Baby Kitty.
Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run Fri. 9th Aug. from Kilmichael GAA Grounds 7.30 pm
Comedian Bernard Casey in Crookstown Hall at 8.30 p.m.Sat. Aug. 10th
Rylane Community Fun Day Sun. Aug 11th in Rylane Community Park from 12 noon.
Up the Hill for Jack and Jill fundraising walk from St Gobnait’s, Baile Mhúirne to Ballingeary Sun 11th Aug 10 .30
Ballinagree Vintage & Family fun day, Sun. Aug.18.
Art Exhibition Work by students of Creative Gems Art Studio, Town Hall Gallery, Aug. 1-24.
Carrigadrohid/Killinardrish Heritage Event, Canovee Old Graveyard, Sat, Aug. 24, 3pm
Lissarda Ambush Commemoration, Sun Aug 25th at 7.30pm.
Poulanargid Harriers Presentation to Irish Guide Dogs, Fri. Aug. 30th at Mai Fitz’s Lissarda at 9p.m.
Donoughmore Marymount coffee night on Thurs Sept 19th in Community Centre, Stuake, 7pm -9pm.

Crookstown Vintage Club
Sat. Aug 10 High Nellie Run at 4.30p.m. Bernard Casey Show 8.30 p.m. SOLD OUT.
Sun. 11th Aug 1.30 p.m. Vintage Day Opening by Dr. Jason van der Velde

Macroom Library Events
A Story of Emigration Wed. Aug. 21 at 11.30a.m.
Aghinagh Comhaltas Thurs. Aug. 22 at 11a.m.
Use of Herbs Fri. Aug. 23 at 11a.m.
Bridge Club Aug 14th at 10am.
Purlies Aug 15th at 11.30am.
Children’s Arts & Crafts Aug 20th at 10.30am.
Summer Star Reading Party at 12pm on Sat Aug 24th

Inchigeela Festival 2019
Thurs. Aug. 15 at 8p.m.Stars of Irish Country Music
Fri. Aug. 16 5km. RUN/WALK CANCELLED  9 p.m. Derek Ryan and his Band
Sat. Aug. 17 2p.m. Children’s Sports. Disco 10p.m.
Sun. Aug. 18 6p.m. Fancy Dress. 9p.m Tradstones and Bog the Donkey

Macroom Senior Citizens August Activities in Fr. Ryan Hall
Bring & Buy: Fri. 16th @ 7.30 pm
Annual Raffle: Fri.16th @ 9.00 pm.
Afternoon Tea Dance: Wed. 21st 3pm.Music by The Rambler. Admission: €5
Bingo: Every Thurs. @ 8.30 pm.
Line Dancing: Every Fri. @ 2 pm
Chiropody: Every 2nd Thurs. Ring for appointment 026 41698
Bridge: Every Thurs. @ 10 am.

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne
Tuesday (weekly) Knitting & Craft Group 11 am
Tues 13th Aug 2.30 to 4 pm Children's Workshop "Mindful Colouring Craft"
Tues 20th Aug 2.30 to 4 pm Children's Workshop "Fairy Money Boxes"
Fri 23rd Aug 10.15 am to 12.45 pm Lego® Mindstorms® Workshop
Sat 24th Aug 11 am National Heritage Week talk by Enda O'Flaherty, author of 'The Deserted School Houses of Ireland'.

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Macroom Updates

Briery Gap Restoration
The future of the Briery Gap Cultural Centre seems assured, according to reports given at the July meeting of Macroom Municipal District, Cork County Council on July 26th. Mary O’Brien, Executive Architect, gave her predictions, and Jim Molloy, who is now to be replaced by Nicola Radley as Senior Executive Officer, assured Councillors that funding would be made available for the completion of the project, which has a potential cost of €4m. The project, which is estimated to take 12 – 16 months to complete, is set to go to tender in November and officials hoped work could begin in January.
After the Council meeting, the Board of Directors of the Briery Gap were invited to meet Cork County Council officials in the Town Hall. Noel O’Driscoll, on behalf of the Board, said: We were given a very comprehensive presentation by the project Architect, Mary O’Brien, in terms of the proposed plans. The Board is satisfied that every effort has been made in the redesign to accommodate the future requirements of both the Theatre and Library. It was stated that the project would proceed to tender in November 2019. As a consequence, we could not envisage the works to commence in January, by the very complex nature of public tendering.
Mr. O’Driscoll went on to explain: In relation to the closing off of the roadway, it was explained to us that this would be for reasons of safety and to facilitate the Contractors with space to provide a compound for storage etc. but there would be pedestrian access and limited vehicular access. Whilst there will be some disruption during the construction project, the Council were keen to stress that they are endeavouring, as far as possible, not to discommode any businesses or residents and will be meeting any property owners who may be directly affected.
We are aware of two funding streams that are being pursued for additional Government grants and the Council is very hopeful that the projected financial shortfall will be addressed by Government. That shortfall will only become clear when the tenders are submitted and examined. We were advised that the project will proceed one way or another but if, for some reason, the additional funding did not materialise, the Council may have to consider some cost reductions, which could have an impact on the standard of the project. Hopefully, this will not be the case and we can all look forward to seeing the completion of a state of the art Theatre and Library in the near future.
Noel O’Driscoll on behalf of the Board of Directors of Briery Gap CLG

On August 6, Mr. Jim Molloy, Oifigeach Feidhmiúcháin Sinsearach, wrote:
Cork County Council has submitted a Capital Grant Application to the Department of Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht requesting that they increase their allocation for this project from the €250,000 that they have already committed to. In addition, Cork County Council has submitted an Application to the Department of Rural & Community Development’s 2nd Call under the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund for support for the project.
With regard to how the works may take place, Council staff are meeting with neighbouring business with regards to proposals for a works area at the front of the property.So far, engagement has been very productive, with some alternative suggestions being put forward, which staff are examining. It is the aim of Cork County Council to minimise the impact of the refurbishment works on neighbouring properties and the town, so we are exploring all avenues to make this happen.
As stated at the July MD meeting, it is planned to tender for works in November, with the aim of commencing works in late January 2020.

Macroom Municipal District July Council Meeting

Issues raised by Councillors at the July meeting included: Speed Survey and Zebra Crossing for Baile Mhúirne/ Baile Mhic Íre; traffic controls in Terelton; housing estate in Terelton; traffic signage at Toon’s Bridge; external maintenance of Town Hall; new plan for Masseytown development; Rusheen sign spelling; road verges at Céim a’ Tarbh; Council street staffing levels in Macroom; speed control at Dromleigh, Kilmichael; hedge cutting restrictions; speed controls in Carrigadrohid Village; disability access; congratulations to Megan Sheehan who has received a Soccer Scholarship; the recent Free Market – disruption caused and potential benefits; a bus stop at western end of Macroom; derelict and dangerous buildings in Macroom as well as the restoration of the Briery Gap Cultural Centre.

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On the Street where You Live in the Fairy Garden in Masseytown ©Lee Valley Outlook

Magic of Fairy Garden in Masseytown

The Fairy Garden, which opened in 2018, is a magical refuge on the bank of the Sullane. It offers peace, tranquillity and a delightful play area to all ages and is just a short distance from Macroom Bridge. It is the brainchild of a group of local activists, of whom Catherine Murphy is the chief motivator. Macroom Tidy Towns and the Men’s Shed have all contributed hugely to the development of the garden and there are great plans for the immediate development of a Sensory Garden and a biodiversity area. The Fairy Garden is, magically, getting new additions every week. There’s a ‘parking area’ for dogs of all breed and made from many materials. Fictional creatures from children’s programmes are there. There’s a mini library and another work in progress, a miniature streetscape. You can access the Fairy Garden from Masseytown, near Walton’s Mill or through the Car Park by Macroom Bridge, via a lovely riverside path.
On a fine summer day, it was great to see families picnicking at the comfortable tables while toddlers ran freely and safely nearby; seniors sitting in the sun, reading books or newspapers or simply enjoying the peace and teenagers meeting up and socialising in a lovely environment. The Fairy Garden renews our faith in voluntary co-operation and goodwill.

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Dr Albert Keating BL of Coolnadane, Macroom, winner of Irish Practical Law Book of the Year Award 2019 for his book, The Law of Wills ©George Keating

Macroom Man wins Law Book of the Year Award

Dr Albert Keating BL of Coolnadane, Macroom, won the prestigious award of Irish Practical Law Book of the Year 2019 for his book, The Law of Wills Second Edition, published by Clarus Press Dublin in 2018. His book was adjudged worthy of the award by the Dublin Solicitors and Bar Association (DSBA) and a leather bound edition of the book was presented to him by Josepha Madigan TD Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht at the DSBA Annual Midsummer Dinner and Law Book Awards at the Conrad Hotel Dublin on July 21.
Dr Keating is a barrister and author of over twenty law books on such subjects as probate law, wills, succession law, equity and jurisprudence. He is also the author of numerous articles on the foregoing subject areas. He was Senior Lecturer in Law at Waterford Institute of Technology until he took early retirement in 2015. He is now a member of the Cork and Munster Circuit.
The author’s children, Grattan, Sarah, Eddie and George, were all reared in the family home at Coolnadane. His beloved wife, Ruth, died in the family home over nineteen years ago at the age of forty-six. The author’s children were all educated in Macroom, UCC, CIT and Crawford School of Art. His late wife Ruth also attended the Crawford School of Art. Grattan, his eldest son, regularly exhibited his paintings in Macroom, Cork and Oxford where he now resides, and his daughter, Sarah, worked for a number of year in TSB Macroom. Sarah is now married and resides with her husband Jeremy and two children, Harrison and Rowan, in Ballincollig. His son Eddie resides at Coolnadane with his wife, Tina and two children, Aaron and Ruby, and his youngest son, George, continues to reside with him at Coolnadane.

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Macroom Guides at Camp Fire ©

Guides at Campa Crann

When we arrived at camp in West Cork Secret, our first task was to unload the trailer and set up camp. Our sub-camp was called Rough Poppy. We got to know the other Guides around us. Our leader, Lorna O’Connor split the ten of us into Patrols, named after three Irish trees. We were all hungry after our hard day’s work, so we prepared dinner. Our evening activity was to catch the Poachers, a challenge in the dark where you and your teammates had to work together to find ribbons or pipe –cleaners tied to the forestry whilst staying on the right track. At around 10 pm we had a Mini Campfire where we sang songs and enjoyed a mug of hot chocolate and plenty chatting. We were awakened early by the sun shining through the tent and dressed in old clothes since we were destined to go through mud and dirt and down a huge water slide. We were split into groups by Finbar, the owner, and started off with teambuilding activities. We took part in games such as Orienteering, Photostar and Junior and Senior Assault Courses which included mud and water. We had West Cork Secret’s delicious pizza for lunch and finished activities at 4 pm. When we got back to camp we made dinner and soon after we collected wood for our own Ardilaun Mini Campfire. We toasted marshmallows and made s’mores. We split bananas and inserted chocolate squares and closed the skins around the outsides, wrapped them in tinfoil and threw them in the fire. We then got hot chocolate and Lorna braided our hair and soon settled down for the night. On Sunday morning we had Guides Own, where each sub camp made a reflection about Bio-Diversity. We also had posters about the endangered plant or animal that was our sub-camp name. We had a hike in Kilbrittain. Monday morning we made bags of old t-shirts, surveyed bugs in the pools and completed the Campa Crann challenge. When we had finished packing the trailer, we all went back home with happy memories Thanks to all the Leaders who organised this great event at which everyone had a wonderful time. Katie Cronin, Ardilaun Guides, Macroom.

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Admiring the exhibits of students at Creative Gems Art Studio at the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom ©

Local Art in the Town Hall Macroom

On the 1st of August, an art exhibition of the work of several groups from Macroom and environs opened in the Town Hall and will continue until August 24. This year will be the third edition of this successful exhibition that bears testimony to the fact that art brings people together in a unique way and that it has a rightful place at the heart of the community, building community spirit and enriching lives far beyond the canvas and paintbrush. All groups are tutored by Ann Mechelinck, a local artist who started Creative Gems Art Studio, giving classes in drawing and painting, in 2017. The goal of Creative Gems Art Studio, she says, is to bring together creative individuals that enjoy painting and/or drawing and to give them the opportunity to socialise with other like-minded spirits, to meet people and make new friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while developing their talents, each at their own pace and inclination. Classes run on a weekly basis from September to the end of May and each term concludes with an exhibition of the work of all the groups in the Town Hall in Macroom during the month of August. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or ability, whether you want to brush up on your skills or are just starting off; all media are accepted: watercolours, acrylics or oils and teaching is tailored to the individual.
The exhibition is open to the public free of charge from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm, in collaboration with Cork County Council until August 24.

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Some of the almost 70 children and volunteers who participated in Macroom Faith Camp, organised by the parish and Fr John Keane ©Peter Scanlan

Fundraising Week for Senior Citizens

The annual fundraiser will continue in the Fr. Ryan Hall, Macroom during the month of August. Events include:
Bring & Buy: - Friday 16th @ 7.30 pm, followed by the Annual Raffle @ 9.00 pm.
Afternoon Tea Dance: - Wednesday 21st at 3pm. Music by The Rambler. Admission: €5
Bingo: Every Thursday @ 8.30 pm.
Line Dancing: - Every Friday @ 2 pm
Chiropody: - Every 2nd Thursday. Ring for appointment 026 41698
Bridge: Every Thursday @ 10 am in the Fr. Ryan hall.

Crowley Clan Gathering

Crowley Clan Gathering is held every 3 years and the 2019 event will be based in Macroom September 13 – 15. James Crowley is the incoming Taoiseach. Proceedings are based in the Riverside Park Hotel, with Registration from 2p.m. Friday 13 and Cheese and Wine Reception and Welcoming Ceremony from 6p.m. An Irish Dancing Demonstration and Classes will follow at 8p.m. At 9.30a.m. on Saturday, there will be an hour long Business Meeting and Website Information, before buses leave the Hotel at 11a.m., stopping at Kilmichael Ambush site, with an address by a Local Historian. 12:30 - 13:30 we visit Barrett’s Bar in Coppeen for drinks and sandwiches. At 14:30, Mass will be celebrated at O’Crowley Castle, after which we return to the Hotel for a Drinks Reception at 18.30 and the Clan Banquet with speeches from Distinguished Guests at 19.30. Sunday 15th September, 10:00 - 11:00 DNA Information Meeting at Riverside Hotel, with buses departing at 11.30 for Road Bowling in Macroom, followed at 14:00 by Visit to Gougane Barra Hotel for Drinks and Sandwiches, followed by a tour of the area with information from a Local Historian. 18:00 Return to Hotel and 20:00 End of Gathering Celebrations at Riverside Hotel.

Macroom Library

National Heritage Week runs from August 17th – 25th and it will be a very busy week for us all in Macroom Library. We’ll be starting off with ‘A Story of Emigration’ with Dorothy O’Tuama of the Museum of Memories in Inchigeelagh. Dorothy will be joining us in the library on Wednesday August 21st at 11.30am to read excerpts from the travel diary of Michael Johnny O’Sullivan who immigrated to Australia in 1913. We can’t wait to hear about his fascinating journey and we hope you can all join us for it. On Thursday August 22nd at 11am, we will be joined by the Aghinagh Comhaltas for an hour of traditional Irish music, with refreshments served at the end. We hope you can visit us for a lively morning in the library. Our final event to celebrate National Heritage Week is a talk on the ‘Traditional Use of Herbs’ by Aurora Planells on Friday August 23rd at 11am. Aurora’s events are always a big hit with visitors to the library, so we look forward to seeing lots of you on the day for another one of her very interesting talks. All of these events are free, and all are welcome.
Bridge Club will take place on August 14th at 10am. Purlies Knitting Group will be meeting on August 15th at 11.30am. Children’s Arts & Crafts – there are still a few spaces remaining for our Painted Fairy Money workshop with Samantha Morton on August 20th at 10.30am. Booking is essential so please enquire at the desk or phone us at 026/42483. Summer Star Party – a big thank you to everyone who registered to take part in the Summer Star Reading programme, the number of kids who took part this summer has far exceeded last summer, and it’s great to see so many children continue to be interested in reading during the holiday months. We will begin handing out certificates during our Summer Star Party which begins at 12pm on Saturday August 24th, and in case you’re wondering, yes there will be lots of sweets!


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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.

Rosary in Bealnamorrive St. John the Baptist’s Church, every Friday during August at 8p.m. for Baby Kitty’s recovery to good health.
Rosary at Ballinagree Grotto 8p.m. every Thursday during August.
Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run on Friday, 9th August commencing at Kilmichael GAA Grounds, Annalala at 7.30 pm. Registration from 6.15 pm onwards. €10 per person or €20 for family. Refreshments afterwards.
Crookstown 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.
Rylane Community Fun Day on Sunday Aug 11th in Rylane Community Park. 12 noon - Registration for Dog Show. 12.30pm - Dog Show. 1.30pm - Blessing of Fun Day event by Fr. Peadar followed by the Parade. 2pm - Tractor Building. 2.30pm - Children's Sports. 3pm - Sheaf Tossing Final & Winner of most stylish lady & gent announced. 3.30pm - Egg Tossing. Ongoing Activities throughout the day: Aaron the Balloon Man, Tea Tent, BBQ, Bric- a- Brac Stall, Trade Stalls.
Ballinagree Vintage & Family fun day, Sunday, August 18. All Vintage and classic vehicles welcome. Proceeds to St Colman’s House, Macroom and to Macroom Community Hospital and local charities. Enquiries to 086 0647381.
World Honey Bee Weekend will be marked at Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day on August 18. Guest speakers: Eleanor Attridge FIBKA. Honey for Sale on the day.
Carrigadrohid/Killinardrish Tidy Towns Heritage Event in Bawntemple Monastic Settlement in Canovee Old Graveyard. This is the enclosed site of a seventh century monastery. The event will include talks by local experts on the history of the site and recent survey of Canovee "Old" Graveyard on Saturday, 24th August, 3pm to 4.30pm. approx. Route will be signposted from N22 at Neville's Cross & Carrigadrohid village. All welcome. Inquiries: Tel; 087-9171028 / 086-8201052, email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lissarda Ambush Commemoration, Sunday August 25th at 7.30pm. Oration by Gerard O’Rourke, historian and author.
Poulanargid Harriers. Organisers of the recent very successful Dog Show would like to thank all at the Lee Valley Outlook, their supporters and sponsors, for their generosity and help. A presentation will be made to the Irish Guide Dogs on Friday, August 30th at Mai Fitz’s Lissarda at 9p.m. Everyone welcome.
Macroom Flower and Garden Club meeting at Coolcower House, Thursday, September 12th. Floral Demonstration with Helen Cusack AOIFA.
Donoughmore Marymount Fundraising Group is holding its annual coffee night on Thursday September 19th in Community Centre, Stuake, Donoughmore from 7pm -9pm. Ticket will be for sale on the night and in local shops, with lots of prizes to be won. Your generous donations of home baking would be greatly appreciated and will be taken in on the day from 2pm in community centre and your continued support on the night would be very much appreciated. Raffle starts at 8.30p.m. There will be home baking so come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all in a good cause. Also 2 x Laptops for Auction on the night. Everyone welcome.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto July 24. €70 Aidan Harty MCP. €20 each: Mary Gallagher Farnanes, Mgt. Ann c/o Pat O’Brien, Susan and 90 Kilmurry c/o MJK, Walsh Family Carriganima..
July 31. Jackpot €1,800. €70 Tom Creedon Bawnmore €20 each: Mgt. O’Brien Coolyhane, Joan Butler Mallow, Breda Twomey c/o Marguerite O’Leary, James and Mary O’Mahony Carrigphooka.
Kilmichael G.A.A Lotto 29th July– Jackpot €4,300; Numbers: 8-11-17-20; No Winner. €50 Finbarr Kelly, Gneeves €25 each Seamus Harrington, Terelton; Jamie & Kayla; Ann Shanahan, c/o Tadgh Carroll.
Aug. 5– Jackpot €4,450; Numbers: 7-11-27-31; No Winner. €50 Laura O’Mahony, Bellevue House, Toames East €25 each Mary Lynch, Ballingeary; Jamie & Kayla; Patrick O’Connell, Toames East.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 23/07/2019. Jackpot €3800. Numbers 9-18-34. No Winner - €70. Denis Kelly, Barrett Place. €20 each: Denny Lynch, Sleaveen West. Pat Crowley, The Hermitage. Mary Cooney, Greyhound Bar, Macroom. Ollie Plunkett, Murray's Bar, Macroom. Mary Wiseman, 5 Sullane Place.
30/07/2019. Jackpot - €4000 Numbers drawn: 8-10-31. €70. Pat & Catherine Coughlan, Sleaveen Heights. €20 each: Margartet Dinneen, Kilnagurteen. B. O'Rourke, E.S.B. Dunmanway. Marguerite O'Reardon, Barrett Place. €20. Bernard Crowley, C/O Murray's Bar. Kevin Feeney, Dripsey.
Macroom A.F.C. Lotto 29/07/19. Jackpot: €4,400. Numbers drawn: 1, 5, 32. No Winner. €80: Joe Cunningham c/o PoR. €20 each: Dan Cronin c/o Connie, David McSweeney c/o Murrays, Trisha Daly c/o Evelyn, Brian and Mags c/o Hound.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 22/7/2019 Jackpot €3,900. Numbers drawn: 15 - 16 - 34. No Winner. €20: Kevin Kelleher (Rylane), Sharon O'Rourke (Rylane), Anne O'Rourke (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20:Josie Leahy
29/7/2019 Jackpot €4,000. Numbers drawn: 17 - 32 - 39. No Winner. €20: Ted O'Sullivan (Rylane), Tom Walsh (Rylane), Pádraic O'Sullivan (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Marie O'Riordan.
Coachford AFC Lotto: 29/7/2019. Jackpot: €1,200. Numbers Drawn: 29 – 31 – 35. No Winner. €40 Grace O’Donovan. €20 Nell’s Nephews & Nieces, Johnny Sheehan, Colm Oldham, Lawlor’s.

Lee Valley Updates

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Denny Lyons, winner of Donoughmore Carnival Jackpot, with committee members Margaret Healy, Carmel O'Shea, Mary Wallace, Monica Kennedy, Marie Wallace,Mick and Kate O'Shea ©

Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

‘Siad seo leanas torthaí CCÉ Craobh Lachtaín Naofa ag Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Inis ag an deireadh seachtaine:
Amhráin nua-cheaptha: 2ú Seán Ó Muimhneacháin.
Scéalaíocht (Béarla) os cionn 18: 3ú Seán Ó Muimhneacháin.
Scéalaíocht 12-15: 3ú Aodhagán Ó Riordáin.
Amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós (mná) 12-15: 2ú Ellen De Búrca
Comhrá Gaeilge 15-18: Méabh Ní Chonaill
Comhrá Gaeilge 13-15: Aodhagán Ó Riordáin.
Comhrá Gaeilge 9-11: Finín Ó Conaill.
Amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós (fir) faoi 12: 2ú: Seán Ó Súilleabháin, 3ú Conor Ó Súilleabháin.
1ú agus 2ú ag dul ar aghaidh go Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann i nDroichead Átha.

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Clondrohid Active Retirement outing to West Cork ©Maria Healy

Clondrohid Updates

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Thursday, August 15. Bus will leave Ballyvourney at 7am and Clondrohid at 7.15am approx. Contact Mary Twomey on 086 3299375 if you wish to travel
Development Group would like to thank all those who are helping to keep the village looking so well, and they encourage all and sundry to keep up the good work. A special word of thanks to those who have a special allotted area. All areas are in full flower bloom at the moment and are a credit to you. All this work is voluntary so well done.
Sunday Mass in Carriganima: There will be no 9.45 Sunday Mass in Carriganima until Sept 8
Clondrohid Community Fun Day: In association with IRD, Clondrohid will host a Day of the Region on Sunday Sept 1 at 12 noon in the area of Clondrohid Community Hall. Events will include a 5km Fun Run/ Walk, a range of children’s activities including a Bouncy Castle, Indoor/ outdoor market, Live Music, Family Fun Ball Run. Refreshments. Daly’s Chipper. Registration for Fun Run/ walk at 11.30am Entry fee €10. Some other events will have an entry fee. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. All proceeds will support the Community Hall and the Parents’ Association. Anyone willing to give a hand on the day will be most welcome. Should be a great Parish occasion.
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. It will be run in a fun and creative atmosphere giving them great ideas on crafts that could be made at home. 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
Iphone / Smartphones Courses in IRD Duhallow: A beginners course on the use of Iphone /Smartphones will be held in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket commencing Wednesday Sept 11 from 10am to 12 noon, one session per week for 5 weeks. Cost of course €10. There will be an Improvers Computer Course on Monday Sept 9 from 10am to 12 noon . For more info or to book a place please ring 029 60633 as soon as possible
G.A.A.U 14 Championship: Clondrohid played a highly favoured Castletownbere team last week and lost by just the bare minimum 1point. Well done everyone. U12’s last league game was also V Castletownbere. Some great football played in a high scoring match, but unfortunately Clondrohid lost on a score line of 5 07 to 5 03. Well done all and thanks to Garda Community bus for the transport.

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Boating on Loch Allua, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh ©Orla Shorten.

Uíbh Laoire Notes.

Inchigeela Festival. That long awaited time of year has finally come around again and soon it’s Festival time in Inchigeela - 15th to 18th of August to be exact. There is a super array of bands, acts and events and there is something for everybody. Thursday night is a seated show with such stars as Kathy Durkin, Ray Lynam, Louise Morrissey, John Hogan, Ryan Turner band and more. Friday, it’s dancing to Southern Pride followed by Derek Ryan and his band. Martin Guilfoyle and Mark McCabe are spinning the disks on Saturday in the huge marquee. Tradstone are followed by Bog the Donkey on Sunday night. And there are children’s sports ,fancy dress live music in the village etc. See facebook and twitter
Couch to 5k Autumn 2019 Inchigeela is one of 8 locations in Co Cork where this fitness programme takes place. The “ Couch to 5K” programme is an 8 week programme that is looking to encourage and motivate people to take them from the ‘Couch’ to doing a 5k walk or run in 8 weeks. The programme will cater for people who are new or beginners to jogging or running and is also open to those who are currently walking but perhaps would like to build up to jogging /running. If you are looking to get fit and healthy, in a fun and supported way, then this is for you! The programme is organised by Cork Sports Partnership and begins on Tuesday, 13th of August at 7.00pm.
Pop Up Craft Shop. The craft shop is doing a good business and is a popular stop for visitors and locals alike. It is providing a showcase for local crafts people and an opportunity to all to shop local. Its temporary home is the Store of Memories in the centre of Inchigeela village. As I have written before, it’s open just for the summer months and as it will be closing in the near future, don’t miss an opportunity to buy a rare gift or just browse in one of the rarest shops in Ireland.
Nóta Buíochais. Uíbh Laoire Notes was delighted to support Muireann Ní Argáin from Béal Átha who recently returned from Zambia, having taken part in a programme to teach First Aid to schools and colleges. Muireann studies in Scotland at present agus tá an teachtaireacht seo aici do ghach éinne a thug cabhair di:
“Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil as ucht an tacaíocht a tugadh dom roimh agus le linn mo thuras deonach go Zambia le First Aid Africa. Mhúin mé céad cabhair do meascán scoileanna, coláistí, ollscoileanna agus grúpaí phobail le linn an ceithre seachtaine, agus táim ag súil le obair a dhéanamh leis an gcarthanacht amach anseo. Bhí an t-ádh liom múineadh i dteannta grúpa iontach daltaí eile atá ag staidéar in Albain. Bhaineas an-sult as an obair forbairt idirnáisiúnta lasmuigh de chéad cabhair a dheineas leis an gcarthanacht freisin. Má tá tuilleadh eolais ag teastáil ó éinne ar an obair a dheineas le linn mo chuid ama i Zambia, déan teangmháil liom trí ríomhphost ag This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Míle buíochas, Muireann Ní Argáin
Mick Dineen Cycle. In spite of the poor weather, a huge crowd turned out for the final cycle in honour and in memory of Micheál Ó Duinnin. It was a colourful start with cycling gear and bikes of all colours and the local pipe band playing rousing tunes to send the brave athletes of all ages on their way. Rugadh Mícheál Ó Duinnin sa Túirín Dubh i mBeál Átha. Bhí suim an mhór aige sa rothaíocht agus comh maith le sin, file cumasach a bhí ann agus do chum sé dánta agus amhráin mar gheall ar gach rud ach go háirithe ar a áit dúchais féin.Cuireadh iad i gcló roinnt blianta ó shoin.
All aboard. Tá sé beartaithe curach a dhéanamh sa halla i mBéal Átha tré mheán na Gaeilge Féach ar WWW.Curach.ie
Jack and Jill. The fundraising walk “Up the Hill for Jack and Jill” will leave St Gobnaits in Baile Mhúirne on Sunday next 11th August at 10 .30 and will follow the Beara/Breifne route to Ballingeary. A bus is scheduled to take walkers to the start but please inform one of the following numbers and get further info: (086)8252157 or (086)3681014

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Denyse Woods, Author/Writer in Residence for Cork County Library with Gerard Lynch, Fionn McSweeney & Nora Ní Luasa, members of the Creative Writing Group at Ballyvourney Library at Bantry Literary Festival ©

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

Ballyvourney is bustling and busy lately. We’ve had book launches and CD launches locally and Ballyvourney – Coolea Agricultural Show was well attended in spite of the rain. The community spirit is great and very evident. The Tidy Towns Committees are doing stellar work, not only keeping the area litter free but in maintaining the wonderful flower beds and garden areas. The Library had a few events too and all were very well supported. The young people who attended the recent Cruinniú na nÓg workshop created lovely earthenware nightlight holders. Ann Burns, the artist who ran the workshop, took these away to glaze and kiln dry and the finished pieces have now been returned to the Library and if you were one of the participants, you can call into the Library in Ballyvourney to collect your creation.
There are still two Summer Arts Children’s Workshops in August, on Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th. These events are suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Places are filling up fast but if you want to book a place, please contact the Library without delay.
I gcomhar leis an tSeachtain Náisiúnta Oidhreachta 2019 atá ar siúil ó 17 – 25ú Lúnasa, tabharfaidh Enda O’Flaherty, údar an leabhair, The Deserted School Houses of Ireland, léacht sa Leabharlann. Beidh sé ag 11r.n. Dé Sathairn 24 Lúnasa agus oiriúnach do dhaoine fásta agus do leanaí os cionn 12 bliana d'aois. The tumbling buildings featured in this talk and exhibition were once working schools where early childhood memories were formed. The theme of the talk will be revisiting memory and place. All are welcome to attend this free National Heritage Week event. Heritage Week Programmes are available at the library giving details of all the events taking place nationally.
On 23rd August there will be a Lego® Mindstorms® Workshop where participants will get to build, programme and command a Lego® robot. The workshop will run from 10.15 am to 12.45 pm. There are very limited spaces and booking is essential. This will be a great opportunity to explore STEM in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne.
And if really all you want is a good book to sit and relax with, we have you covered – Ballyvourney Library has a lovely selection of books and you are always more than welcome to come and browse, read the newspaper, or find out about the online services. Our opening hours are below for your convenience:
Dé Máirt: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (Dúnta 1.00 - 2.00 pm)
Deardaoin: 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Dé hAoine: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm (Dúnta 1.00 - 2.00 pm)
Dé Sathairn: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Enquiries & Workshop Bookings Ph: 026 45767 during the above hours only.

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Some of those involved in the Vintage run organized by Independence Museum Kilmurry at Ballincarriga Castle ©Peter Scanlan


Camogie in and around Macroom 1917 - 2019 Part 2
By Con Kelleher

Re-formation 2. The Macroom Camogie Club must have ceased to function about the late ‘30s/early ‘40s as the next record of Macroom Camogie Club is from the Southern Star in August 1948, just after The Emergency, when ‘a decision was taken to establish a Camogie team in Macroom’. The officers elected were: Chairman Jerry Murphy; Miss Mary O’Sullivan, Sec. and Treas. P. O’Keeffe. The team made its debut on 28 September against Lee Valley (Coachford) ‘when they went down fighting to a superior side’. The team had lost to Enniskeane in August 1948.
Re-formation 3. In 1967, the camogie club was reformed and this time the launch made the front page of the The Southern Star – see photo. More than thirty players attended the inaugural meeting as did some County Board officials. The girls/ladies had played in St. Mary’s, using the convent pitch ‘up the hill’, and hopes were high. Miss Julia Mary O’Leary was elected to the chair. However, the club played perhaps one challenge match only; this was in Cork – in spite of enquiries, I have not been able establish the opposition. The Macroom team was well beaten. Mrs Julia Mary O’Sullivan, neé O’Leary, cannot recall the team playing again and the club quickly disbanded.

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Left: Ms Angela Higgins with players in c 1986; Lynn Dunlea's collection. ©Con Kelleher

Right: Lynn and Stephanie Dunlea, with O'Duffy Cup, Lynn Dunlea's collection. ©Con Kelleher

St. Mary’s. Secondary School Camogie: While a club has not existed in Macroom since the 1960s, camogie has continued to be played at St Mary’s and, periodically, the school has been very successful. Miss Angela Higgins taught Physical Education in the convent in the 1980s/1990s and her tenure coincided with the presence of many excellent players such as Lynn and Stephanie Dunlea. Angela had won four senior All-Ireland camogie medals with Cork and she imparted her camogie skills and nous to her pupils. Training was in Murray’s field at lunch-time, and first to Miss Higgins’s car, got a lift back to the school. St Mary’s were Munster Champions in 1988, 1996, 1999 and 2012 and county title winners in 1995 and 2005. Lynn recalls the great reception the team got when departing the school for the All-Ireland Colleges’ Final in the newly acquired mini-bus, driven by Principal, Sr. Mary. She also vividly remembers the endless singing of their school song/chant on the bus and the saintly and stoical forbearance of Sr. Mary. Unfortunately, the school lost All-Ireland Senior Schools’ finals in 1988 and 2012. Lynn Dunlea and Mr John Murphy, current Principal of De La Salle, Macroom, trained the 1996 team. The Dunlea sisters went on to win Senior All-Irelands medals with Cork; Lynn was a prolific scorer (unfortunately for her, pre All-Stars, which began in 2004) and won four All-Irelands. Stephanie won seven All-Ireland senior medals and an All-Star award. Much decorated Briege Corkery, a record holder of senior All-Irelands medals in camogie and football and a multiple All-Star recipient in both games, also played for St Mary’s. Una O’Donoghue is another distinguished St Mary’s ‘old girl’ and she captained Cork seniors to an All-Ireland victory in 2002. Katherine Corkery also won an All-Ireland senior camogie medal.

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Left: St Mary's Junior team 1987-88, Lynn Dunlea's collection©Con Kelleher
Right: Canovee Camogie team; Junior County winners 1962; Con Dunne Ed. Carrig to Croke Park©Con Kelleher

 Canovee Camogie Club: Canovee competed from 1960 to 1979 and won the County Junior Championship in 1962 and the Intermediate County in 1970. Prominent players included Kathleen Healy, Noreen and Sheila Dunne, Tessie and Mona Dunlea, the Moynihan sisters, Siobhán, Eileen and Margo, and the Lyons’ sisters, Noreen and Chrissie. Sheila Dunne won four All-Ireland medals with Cork as well as Ashbourne titles with U.C.C. Meda Ryan, neé Coughlan from Bandon, the noted historian and author of Tom Barry IRA Freedom Fighter, also played for the club. Tessie’s and Mona’s Aunt Kate captained Cork to an All-Ireland in 1934; Kate’s sister was also on the team. Tessie and Mona, aunts of Lynn and Stephanie Dunlea, also won All-Irelands medals with Cork. Kitty Buckley was on the 1972 team and is mother of Briege, Katherine and Marie Corkery.
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Canovee Camogie team, Intermediate County winners, 1970; Con Dunne Ed. Carrig to Croke Park©Con Kelleher

 Cloughduv Camogie Club: It was founded in 1982 and since has produced many fine teams, players and All-Ireland winners. These include Lynn and Stephanie Dunlea, Una O’Donoghue, Joanne and Ora O’Callaghan, Briege, Katherine and Marie Corkery, Aoife Murray, who is still Cork’s goalkeeper, and many more. Aoife’s brother, Paudie, is the current very successful Cork senior manager. The club won a Junior county in 1989, an Intermediate title in 1991 and its first Senior blue riband in 2005. In 2002 four Cloughduv players won senior medals with Cork; Una O’Donoghue was captain and John Cronin was the manager. 2006 saw the club win five medals. The club competes at senior level, has teams from U-6 to U-18 and shares magnificent facilities with Cloughduv hurlers.
Laochra Óg Camogie Club: Liam Slattery informs me that the club began juvenile camogie in 2016. Macroom businesses like Murphy's Pharmacy, Mulcahy’s Insurance, as well as Macroom Tidy Towns’ Committee have sponsored teams. Laochra Óg currently fields camogie teams from U-6 to U-16 and aspires to have adult teams in the near future. Girls come from Macroom, Ballyvourney, Kilnamartyra, Coolea and Clondrohid. Matches/training sessions are held in the Town Park, Macroom, Teerbeg, Clondrohid and in Coláiste Ghobnatan’s pitches in Ballyvourney. In 2017 The U-12 team reached the County final but lost to Watergrasshill by just two points. That year, the U-14s played at Féile in Carlow, and reached the Shield final. Róisín Murphy, Macroom, representing Clondrohid National School, played for Cork at the primary Go-Games in 2017. She is currently a member of the Cork U-14 camogie development squad.

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A section of the audience in the Enchanted Garden, Dripsey. ©Lee Valley Outlook


Déan Curach as Gaeilge
In August, a curach building workshop will take place on the shores of Lough Allua in Cork's Muskerry Gaeltacht. A new group called "Curach as Gaeilge" will run the workshop primarily through the Irish language in the local community centre in Ballingeary village. The course runs each day from Saturday the 10th to Sunday the 18th of August, with a day off on Wednesday the 14th. Pádraig Ó Duinnín, Paul Lynch and Eoin Ó Leidhin will facilitate the workshop. Pádraig is a well known curach expert and presenter of TG4's "Muintir na Mara. Paul & Eoin first collaborated with Pádraig on a curach build in the Erris Gaeltacht in Mayo in 2015. Pádraig said: "If you love our language, join us in Béal Átha, creating a beautiful curach with a comfortable mix of different levels of Gaoluinn and woodworking ability."
Full 8 day tickets are €175 and four day tickets are €90, with lunch included. Group member Paul Lynch said: "Curach making has been recently recognised for its significance in Irish cultural heritage, and what could be a deeper cultural experience than building a curach in the language it was developed through over thousands of years?"
Each afternoon from 2.30pm there will also be a section of the hall open free to the public with a curach display, tea station and sitting area. Paul continued: "We thank Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí, Creative Ireland, Cork County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta for their financial support in making the course possible".

Rights of Succession

When the Succession Act 1965 was enacted, times were very different. Often, children were educated only to primary or secondary level. Some families could only afford to educate one child to the third level due to the costs of education. Nowadays, most children are completing third level education and have boundless opportunities. Parents are living longer. There have been significant improvements in people’s quality of life, the medical treatment available and the professional care and facilities provided for the elderly. Older people now have more financial responsibilities for themselves than in the past. This means, naturally, that the ‘pot of assets’ that form part of an estate can be greatly eroded on death. The traditional familial intergenerational relationship or dynamic has changed.
The Law Reform Commission has recently proposed changes to the Succession Act 1965, most notably Section 117. Unlike a spouse or civil partner, children have no absolute right to inherit any part of their parent’s estate if the parent makes a Will. However, as the law currently stands, if a child considers that he or she has not been adequately provided for, he or she may make an application to court to seek a declaration that the parent has “failed in his moral duty to make proper provision for the child in accordance with his means.” This is known as a Section 117 application. Each case is decided on its own merits and the court examines the situation from the point of view of “prudent and just” parent.
An example of such a successful case is a case which took place in 2000 where a child brought a Section 117 application against his father’s estate. The son of the deceased had been taken out of school at the age of 14 and put to work on the family farm due to his father being unable to work as a result of injury sustained in an accident. The son received no remuneration for his work and was eventually ordered to move off the farm after he married. The father had made a Will in which he gave his other son some of the farm and had, during his lifetime, sold another section of the land. When his father died, the son brought a section 117 application. The court held that the son was entitled to the remainder of the farm on the basis that his father had deprived his son of an education and a chance of an independent career.
Where there is a valid Will
The Law Reform Commission is maintaining that Section 117 should be retained but in an amended form. The Commission considers that Section 117 should be amended so that its focus would be firmly on a needs based approach. It shall presume that proper provision has been made by a parent for an adult child subject to three exceptions, as follows:
In the case of an adult child whose health needs or capacity has not been properly provided for in the parent’s Will.
In the case of an adult child who has given up other opportunities in order to care for the parent in the parent’s last years.
In the case where the adult child shows that the parent left something that is of sentimental value.
The Commission’s report proposes to remove references to “moral duty”. This new legislation will provide circumstances whereby the child would need to prove significant need or hardship and that this need or hardship should not be based on a failure of the parent’s moral duty.
At present, a Section 117 application can only be brought where the parent leaves a valid Will. If there is no Will and there are children, then their surviving spouse has a legal right to two-thirds of the estate with the remaining one-third to be distributed equally among the children. If there is no surviving spouse and no Will, the estate is shared equally among the surviving children.
The Commission proposes to include a Section 117 in cases of intestacy (no valid Will). The courts have no power at present to vary the shares that a child may be entitled to in the event of intestacy.
In 1965, the Oireachtas decided not to extend Section 117 to include intestacy because it might give rise to additional litigation. Valid arguments shall be made that a child is already provided for in the event that their parent does not leave a valid Will under the rules of intestacy, and that in that circumstance, no such Section 117 application should be made available.
Any person at present who intends to bring a Section 117 application against a parent’s estate would have to weigh up the pros and cons carefully in advance of bringing such an application as prospective applicants should always be aware that the costs of such an application is at the discretion of the court and an unsuccessful applicant is not necessarily entitled to have the costs of the application paid out of the estate of the deceased. In some cases, a court can refuse the applicant the costs of the claim.
Any proposed changes to the legislation will take some time and it will remain to be seen how exactly the proposed changes would be worded and interpreted through case law.
However, it will lead to interesting questions. Many children are staying at home to care for their elderly parents. Some are giving up their careers and other opportunities and it may well prove interesting to see if such children will make Section 117 applications on foot of this proposed new legislation. What about a child who lives with a parent for other reasons and provides no care in reality for the parent? Should the child at home who cares for his or her parents without pay be entitled to bring a Section 117 application? Will a family farm or a family home be regarded as an item of sentimental value? What about the child who stays at home to work in the family business to his detriment? Will a child who suffers with depression or alcoholism be entitled to bring a claim on the basis of health needs? These are all questions that remain to be answered. Only time will tell.
Karen Walsh, of Walsh & Partners, Solicitors, comes from a farming background and is a solicitor specialising in agricultural law, land law and renewable energy and is author of ‘Farming and the Law’ available from www.claruspress.ie. The firm also specialises in personal injuries, employment law and family law. She has offices in Dublin and Cork. For further information please contact 01-602000 or 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

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Left: Denis Paul Ring, Bainisteoir of Cork U20 hurling team who defeated Kilkenny in the All Ireland semi-final. ©Neans McSweeney

Right: Mícheál Ó Cróinín, Naomh Abán, Selector Cork u20 All Ireland Football Champions, after victory over Dublin in Portlaoise © Neans McSweeney.

Rebel Roar

Cork G.A.A. supporters had much to cheer about at the weekend as the u20 footballers brought home the All Ireland U20 Football Championship Trophy, the Clarke Cup, with Paul Ring, Aghabullogue and Colm O’Callaghan and Jack Murphy, Éire Óg, playing their hearts out and Mícheál Ó Cróinín, Naomh Abán as Selector. Dr Aidan Kelleher of Clondrohid was their Medical Officer. This was Cork’s first major trophy win since the start of the decade and is proof positive of the benefits of the fresh outlook and new faces in the Association. And a win over Dublin, perceived as football kings in recent years, is a major boost to Cork hopes for the future.
Cork Minors won a Championship quarter final, defeating Monaghan 3-19 to 2-10.
In hurling, Cork’s defeat of Kilkenny in the semi-final of the u20 Championship came as a great relief as supporters had reeled after their narrow defeat by Tipperary in the quarter final. They now face a rematch with Tipperary in the final and the chance of another All Ireland Trophy. Denis Paul Ring of Canovee is their Bainisteoir.
Meanwhile, Cork women keep the Rebel flags flying, just as they have done during the past grim years. The Minors won All Ireland Football Championship, defeating Monaghan 4-11 - 1-8, helped along by Erika O’Shea and Aoife Twomey, Macroom, Isobel Sheehan, Éire Óg and Rosie Corkery, Naomh Abán and Cill na Martra, with Joe Carroll as Selector and Meabh Kelly, Éire Óg and Claudia Keane, Donoughmore, on the bench. And Cork are in two All Ireland Senior semi-finals. As Group 2 leaders, Cork, on the trail of another 3 in a row, meet Galway in the Liberty Insurance Camogie semi-final in Limerick on August 17 and Group 1 leaders, Kilkenny, take on Tipperary. In the TG4 All Ireland Senior Football Championship, Cork Ladies, reeling from their unexpected defeat by Armagh, beat Tyrone decisively and have a chance at another All Ireland to wind off a successful decade. But, before that, they must overcome Dublin, All Ireland Champions for the past two years, in the semi-final.
Cork were defeated by Westmeath in the Intermediate Camogie Championship 0-14 to 0-10 and the Senior footballers were defeated by Roscommon in the Super 8s. Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach!

TG4 All Ireland Senior Football Championship

Armagh 4-9 Cork 3-11
Armagh held off a powerful final quarter surge by comeback specialists Cork, to earn a precious victory in Group 1 of the TG4 All-Ireland SFC Round 3. The Ulster finalists were rank outsiders for this contest. However, with just 13 minutes remaining on the clock, they led 4-9 to 1-8 and then held out to book a place in the quarter-finals. Cork recorded 2-3 without reply in a tension-filled finale, but it wasn’t enough to deny a gallant Orchard side, although Cork still qualify as group leaders.
Following a tentative opening, Rhona Ni Bhuachalla’s unstoppable shot gave the Munster champions their first goal on 12 minutes. Armagh kept in touch with two points and Doireann O’Sullivan, fully recovered from a recent back injury, added a two-point salvo. But Armagh were just four points adrift at 1-5 to 0-4 at the interval. Ciara O’Sullivan’s sin-binning gave Armagh a numerical advantage on the restart and a goal and point put them into the lead. Three Armagh goals followed, opening up an astonishing 10-point lead on 47 minutes. The indomitable spirit of this Cork side was on display in the remaining moments, however, as they hit back. Maire O’Callaghan and Libby Coppinger both found the net, while points for Finn and substitute, Eimear Scally and Doireann O’Sullivan’s fifth of the afternoon cut the gap to the minimum. Another famous Cork comeback appeared on the cards, but Armagh dug deep in an exciting finish to claim the win and a place in the quarter-finals.
Scorers –Cork: D O’Sullivan 0-5, M O’Callaghan, R Ni Bhuachalla, L Coppinger 1-0 each, O Finn 0-3 (1f), C O’Sullivan 0-2, E Scally 0-1.
Cork: Martina O’Brien Clonakilty; Eimear Meaney Mourneabbey, Emma Spillane Bantry Blues, Shauna Kelly Araglen Desmonds Bui; Melissa Duggan Dohenys, Ashling Hutchings Fermoy, D Kiely; Maire O’Callaghan Mourneabbey, Aine O’Sullivan Beara; D Kiely, Ciara O’Sullivan Mourneabbey, C Collins; Orla Finn Kinsale , Doireann O’Sullivan, Mourneabbey; Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Naomh Fhionnbarra. Subs: Eimear Scally Éire Óg for Hutchings, Libby Coppinger St. Colum for Collins (both h-t), Saoirse Noonan Nemo Rangers for Ni Bhuachalla (46).
Cork 7-18 - 3-4 Tyrone
Niamh Cotter led the way as Cork beat Tyrone decisively at Ballinasloe and now advance to the TG4 All-Ireland SFC semi-finals. Cork had the issue wrapped up when they led by 3-8 to 1-3 ahead at half-time after goals from Eimear Scally, Eimear Kiely and Niamh Cotter. Doireann O’Sullivan added two more goals on the resumption as Cork cruised into the final four. Cork manager, Ephie Fitzgerald, had many new faces on this Cork team, proof of his impressive substitutes’ bench.
Scorers – Cork: D O’Sullivan 2-2, N Cotter 1-2, E Scally 1-2, O Finn 0-6 (4f), E Kiely 1-1, Á O’Sullivan 1-1, S Noonan 1-0, C O’Sullivan 0-2, R Ní Bhuachalla 0-1, A Hutchings 0-1.
Cork: Martina O’Brien; Shauna Kelly, Hannah Looney, Eimear Meaney; Ashling Hutchings, Melissa Duggan, E Kiely; Ciara O’Sullivan, Maire O’Callaghan; Orlagh Farmer, Niamh Cotter, Orla Finn; Libby Coppinger, Doireann O’Sullivan, Eimear Scally. Subs: Saoirse Noonan for Coppinger (36), Aine O’Sullivan for Farmer (36), C O’Shea for Kiely (44), Rhona Ní Bhuachalla for D O’Sullivan (50), Maria Ambrose for Cotter (50).

All-Ireland Minor Football Win for Cork Ladies

Cork 4-11 - 1-8 Monaghan
Cork were crowned All-Ireland Minor A champions and presented with the Aisling McGing Cup when they defeated Monaghan decisively at Tullamore on August 5. The Minors had lost out to Galway in last year’s final, but having contested the last six finals, the Rebels had plenty background in big matches. They led 1-4 to 0-1 by the 12th minute. Jennifer Murphy scored first for Cork in the second minute. Fiona Keating scored a point and Katie Quirke added a free. Then Keating raced through and sent the ball low into the Monaghan net in the 10th minute. Ellen Baker scored next and Cork were six points clear. But Monaghan scored the next four points before Cork hit back, scoring 1-1 - Quirke converted a free in the 28th minute and next, Fiona Keating found the net and Cork led comfortably, 2-5 to 0-5 at half-time. Katie Quirke scored her third free right after half-time but Monaghan replied with a welcome goal. Faye Ahern was the final goal scorer in the 46th minute and Quirke scored three late points to make Cork easy winners.
Scorers – Cork: K Quirke 1-7 (4f), F Keating 2-1, F Ahern 1-0, J Murphy 0-1, E Baker 0-1, A O’Mahony 0-1.
Cork: S Murphy; ROSIE NÍ CHORCORA, NAOMH ABÁN; ERIKA O’SHEA, MACROOM, R Sheehan; C Keane, ISOBEL SHEEHAN, ÉIRE ÓG, E Baker; E Mullins, A O’Mahony; C Dooley, J Murphy, F Ahern; E Jack, K Quirke, F Keating. Subs: R Fraher for Keane (50), AOIFE TWOMEY MACROOM for Jack (50), A Keating for Mullins (57), S McCarthy for Ahern, (59), K O’Connor for Murphy (67). MEABH KELLY, ÉIRE ÓG, CLAUDIA KELLEHER, DONOUGHMORE. SELECTOR: JOE CARROLL, MACROOM

Inter County Championships

Senior Football Super Eights
Cork 3-9 Roscommon 4-9
Roscommon ended their Super 8s campaign with a win as they struck for three second-half goals to overcome Cork at a very wet Páirc Uí Rinn. As they had against Dublin and Tyrone, Cork got off to a good start. After Luke Connolly opened the scoring with a first-minute free, he was the unintended recipient of Darren O’Malley’s kickout and fed Mark Collins, who fired to the net and another Connolly free extended the advantage. Roscommon settled to be within a point by half-time.
Roscommon levelled on the restart and while two Mark Collins frees put Cork ahead again, the visitors had the lead when Stack got his second goal and a third goal followed with a Cork goal in reply from James Loughrey to reduce the margin to a point with nine minutes remaining. Cork couldn’t get level, though, as Roscommon got a fourth goal on 69 and though subs Stephen Sherlock and John O’Rourke had points for Cork and Roscommon finished with 14 the visitors had the final say with a point.
Scorers for Cork: Luke Connolly 1-3 (0-3 f), Mark Collins 1-1 (0-1 f), James Loughrey 1-0, Ruairí Deane, Kevin O’Driscoll, Stephen Sherlock, John O’Rourke 0-1 each.
Cork: Micheál Martin (Nemo Rangers): Thomas Clancy (Clonakilty), James Loughrey (Mallow), Kevin Flahive (Douglas): Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers), Seán White (Clonakilty), Matthew Taylor (Mallow): Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s), Killian O’Hanlon (Kilshannig): Kevin O’Driscoll (Tadhg Mac Cárthaigh), Ruairí Deane (Bantry Blues), Eoghan McSweeney (Knocknagree): Paul Kerrigan (Nemo Rangers), Mark Collins (Castlehaven), Luke Connolly (Nemo Rangers). Subs: John O’Rourke (Carbery Rangers) half-time, Michael Hurley (Castlehaven) half-time, Brian Hurley (Castlehaven) 57, Cian Kiely (Ballincollig) 59, Ronan O’Toole (Éire Óg) 63, Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarr’s) 70.

Under 20 Football Glory
Cork 2-17 Tyrone 1-18
Cork came from seven points down early in the second half to record a memorable victory over Tyrone in Tullamore, with their bench firing an incredible 1-5 from play to edge out the Ulster champions. Cork substitute, Jack Murphy, sliced the defence open to bring Cork back to within a point, and they never looked back. Éanna Ó’Hanlon, Fionn Herlihy and Mark Hodnett all kicked points off the bench and while Michael Conroy kept Tyrone’s noses in front until the 58th minute, five minutes of stoppage time was all Cork needed to finish off the job and set up a final clash with Dublin.
Scorers for Cork: Cathal O’Mahony 0-7 (0-5f), Mark Cronin 1-2 (0-1f), Jack Murphy 1-0, Colm Barrett, Éanna O’Hanlon and Fionn Herlihy 0-2 each, Brian Hartnett and Mark Hodnett 0-1 each.
CORK: Josh O’Keeffe; Michael Mahoney, Maurice Shanley, Paul Ring; Gearóid O’Donovan, Seán Meehan, Peter O’Driscoll; Brian Hartnett, Daniel O’Connell; Colm Barrett, Blake Murphy, Colm O’Callaghan; Mark Cronin, Cathal O’Mahony, Damien Gore. Subs used: Eanna O’Hanlon for O’Connell (28), Jack McCarthy for O’Donovan (34), Jack Murphy for O’Callaghan (36), Fionn Herlihy for B Murphy (41), Mark Hodnett for Mahoney (55), Shane Hickey for Meehan (60+2, black card).

EirGrid All-Ireland U-20 Football Championship Final

Cork 3-16 Dublin 1-14
Trailing by nine points after a nightmare start, you'd have been forgiven for concluding that it wasn't to be Cork's day in Portlaoise. They conceded 1-6 without response initially and looked down and out. Yet, in what will go down as one of the great EirGrid U-20 football championship fight-backs, the Munster champions ultimately prevailed by eight points. It was an emphatic response from Cork whose comeback was kick-started by Blake Murphy's 13th minute goal when he volleyed in from close range. Cronin added a second goal in the 16th minute when he caught Cathal O'Mahony's long delivery from the left at the far post and slammed home and they were, remarkably, level in the 18th minute when Colm O'Callaghan finished a fine flowing move that involved Brian Hartnett and Daniel O'Connell with a blast from just yards out. Cork eventually took a two-point lead at the interval as they closed out the half with scores from Damien Gore, O'Mahony and O'Connell to lead 3-06 to 1-10.
Dublin restarted with two points to level it for the fifth time in the game but it was all downhill for them from there and in fact, they were outscored by 0-10 to 0-2 from there on as Cork sizzled with attacking intent and kicked some beautiful scores. It amounted to a 17-point turnaround on the scoreboard and a sea of red covered the Portlaoise pitch after the epic win as supporters celebrated a win for the ages. It was a great win for Cork and Mid Cork made a valuable contribution with Aghabullogue’s Paul Ring, Colm O’Callaghan and Jack Murphy, both of Éire Óg, outstanding on the field and Micheál Ó Cróinín of Naomh Abán one of the selectors under manager Keith Ricken. Dr Aidan Kelleher of Clondrohid was also on the support team.
It was Cork’s 12th title at the grade - previously U-21 - and their first since 2009 having been beaten in the 2016 and 2013 finals.
Cork scorers: Mark Cronin 1-3 (0-2f), Blake Murphy 1-2, Cathal O'Mahony 0-4 (0-3f), Damien Gore 0-4, Colm O'Callaghan 1-0, Jack Murphy 0-1, Fionn Herlihy 0-1, Daniel O'Connell 0-1.
CORK: Josh O'Keeffe; Michael Mahoney, Maurice Shanley, PAUL RING (AGHABULLOGUE); Gearóid O'Donovan, Sean Meehan, Peter O'Driscoll; Brian Hartnett, Daniel O'Connell; Colm Barrett, Blake Murphy, COLM O'CALLAGHAN (ÉIRE ÓG); Mark Cronin, Cathal O'Mahony, Damien Gore. Subs: JACK MURPHY (ÉIRE ÓG) 37, Mark Hodnett for O'Callaghan 40, Fionn Herlihy 50, Jack McCarthy 56, Eanna O'Hanlon 62, Shane Hickey 63.

All Ireland Minor Football:

Cork 3-19 Monaghan 2-10
Cork produced what was arguably the most dominant, complete performance of the eight minor football championship counties in the quarter finals as they powered past a strong Monaghan side at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park in Tullamore, adding 1-7 in the final ten minutes plus stoppage time of an enjoyable contest. Kerry remain the benchmark county at this grade after making it 34 wins in succession at minor level earlier in the day but Cork came as close as anyone to dethroning them in this year’s Munster final and they proved here that there was no hangover from that defeat as they produced a fantastic display of attacking football.
Scorers for Cork: Patrick Campbell 1-5 (0-4f), Conor Corbett & Michael O’Neill 1-3 (0-2f) each, Ryan O’Donovan 0-3 (0-1f), Daniel Linehan 0-2, Darragh Cashman, Keelan Scannell and Adam Walsh Murphy 0-1 each.
CORK: Cian O’Leary; Joseph O’Shea, NEIL LORDAN (BALLINORA), Daniel Peet; Darragh Cashman, Daniel Lenihan, Adam Walsh Murphy; Jack Lawton, Eoghan Nash; HUGH MURPHY ÉIRE ÓG), Patrick Campbell, Keelan Scannell; Michael O’Neill, Jack Cahalane, Conor Corbett. Subs used: Ryan O’Donovan, Keith O’Driscoll , Seán Andrews, Luke Murphy , Tadhg O’Donoghue.

Under 20 Hurling

Cork 2-17 Tipperary 3-15
Jake Morris fired an added-time winner as Tipperary claimed the Bord Gáis Energy U-20 Munster hurling title with a stylish come-from-behind victory against Cork at Semple Stadium.
Tipperary looked dead and buried on a handful of occasions in front of 9,117 spectators in Thurles, but particularly when Cork substitute Evan Sheehan crashed a ground stroke to the net with one minute of normal time remaining to give Cork the lead.
Darragh Woods cut the deficit straight away at the other end, before Brian Turnbull hit back, but Morris’s crisp shot beat Ger Collins in the 63rd minute to give Tipp a memorable victory.
All is not lost for Cork, who now go on to face Leinster champions Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final, while Tipperary will meet Wexford at the same stage.
Cork: S Twomey 1-2, C Hanifin 0-4 (3f), S O’Regan 0-3, E Sheehan 1-0, D Connery 0-2 (1f), B Turnbull 0-2, T O’Connell 0-1, R Walsh 0-1, P Power 0-1, E Roche 0-1.
Cork: G Collins; C O’Callaghan, J Keating (c), E Roche; R Downey, G Millerick, S O’Leary Hayes; D Connery, R Walsh; T O’Connell, C Hanifin, S Twomey; B Turnbull, S O’Regan, L O’Shea.
Subs: S Kennefick for O’Shea (half-time), E Sheehan for O’Regan (47), P Power for Downey (50), B Murphy for Hanifin (56).

Cork 1-16 Kilkenny 0-13
Cork booked their place in the final of the All-Ireland U20 Hurling Championship and another meeting with Tipperary after a six-point victory over DJ Carey's Kilkenny side in Portlaoise. Tommy O’Connell was outstanding for Denis Ring’s side at O'Moore Park, scoring 1-10 over the course of the game. The Rebels had a great start to the game, but led by only one point at the break, 1-6 to 0-8 in favour of the men in red. Cork were the better team in the second half, though Kilkenny took the lead just after half time. O’Connell scored the next two points to turn a one-point deficit into a one-point lead, and eventually held on for a six-point.
Cork: Ger Collins; Conor O’Callaghan, James Keating, Eoin Roche; Sean O’Leary Hayes, Ger Millerick, Robert Downey; Daire Connery, Ryan Walsh (0-2); Tommy O’Connell (1-10, 0-6f, 0-2 "65s"), Brian Roche, Sean Twomey; Brian Turnbull (0-2, 0-2f), Shane O’Regan (0-1), Pádraig Power (Blarney).
Subs: Simon Kennefick (0-1) 42, Evan Sheehan 45, Barry Murphy 60 + 1, Craig Hanifin 60 + 3, Jamie Copps 60 + 6.

Cork County Football and Hurling Championships 2019

Senior Football Championship
Divisional / College Section
Duhallow and UCC qualify for open 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
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.
Erin’s Own v Kanturk
Newcestown 1-21 Newtownshandrum 6-13
Carrigtwohill 1-11 Killeagh 1-9
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
Newtownshandrum v Blackrock
Carrigtwohill v Bandon
Bishopstown v UCC

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
Round 2
Youghal v Carrigaline
Cloyne 0-18 Valley Rovers 1-20
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 Valley Rovers
Watergrasshill a bye
Fr. O' Neill’s v Fermoy

Intermediate Hurling Championship
Round 2
Barryroe 1-11 St.Catherine's 4-17
Milford 1-11 Midleton 4-16
Douglas v Ballinhassig
Kilbrittain v Dungourney
Mayfield v Kildorrery
Dripsey 1-15 Na Piarsaigh 1 - 11
Castlemartyr bye
Round 3
Castlemartyr v St.Catherine's
Mayfield / Kildorrery v Eire Óg
Blackrock v Grenagh
Midleton v Tracton
Aghabullogue v Glen Rovers
Dripsey v Douglas / Ballinhassig
Ballygarvan v Sarsfields
St Finbarr’s v Argideen Rangers
Kilbrittain / Dungourney v Cloughduv
Meelin v Ballymartle

Dripsey 1 – 15 Na Piarsaigh 1 – 11
Dripsey had a fine win over Na Piarsaigh in the second round of the county intermediate hurling championship at Ballincollig and so extend their season into September. Eoghan Maher was star of the show for Dripsey scoring 1-5 from play, his goal after 15 minutes really important in giving his side momentum. Dripsey conceded a goal in the 21st minute but recovered well to lead by 1-10 to 1-4 at the start of the second half. Na Piarsaigh now fought back and outscored Dripsey by 0-6 to 0-1 to cut the lead to a single point with ten minutes remaining. Dripsey finished well after both teams lost a man to an off the ball incident and points from Maher, James Cotter and Michael O’Riordan gave them victory.
Scorers for Dripsey: E Maher 1-5, M O’Riordan 0-8 (0-3f, 0-1 ‘65’), J Carey (f) and J Cotter 0-1 each.
Dripsey: Diarmuid O’Riordan: Barry Kelleher, Shane O’Riordan, Daniel Buckley: Stephen Murray, John O’Riordan, John Carey: Aidan Murray, David O’Sullivan: Mark O’Connell, Michael O’Riordan, James Cotter Eoghan Maher, Mark O’Sullivan, Killian Kelleher. Subs: Dean O’Sulllivan, Eoin O’Connell, John Buckley.

Premier 1 U21 Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round: Douglas v Na Piarsaigh
Round 1
A Loser Douglas / Na Piarsaigh v Midleton
C Killeagh Ita’s v Fr. O’Neill’s
D Blarney v Duhallow
E Sarsfields 6-21 Blackrock 1-10
F Shandrum 2-13 Bishopstown 0-16
Round 2
G Loser A v Loser B
H Loser C v Loser D
J Loser E v Loser F
Round 3
(i) Winner Douglas / Na Piarsaigh v Winner H
(ii) Winner G v Winner J
Quarter Finals
1. Winner C v Winner (ii)2. Winner (i) v Winner E
3. Winner D v Winner F4. Winner A v Winner B

Premier 2 U21 Hurling Championship Draw

Preliminary Round: AGHABULLOGUE v Valley Rovers
Round 1
A Loser Aghabullogue / Valley Rovers v Erins Own
B Ballinhassig v Charleville
C Mallow 3-16 INNISCARRA 2-18
D Courcey Rovers v Carrigaline
E CLOUGHDUV v Bride Rovers
F Tracton v St. Finbarr’s
Round 2
G Loser A v Loser B
H Loser C v Loser D
J Loser E v Loser F
Round 3
(i) Winner Aghabullogue / Valley Rovers v Winner H
(ii) Winner G v Winner J
Quarter Finals
1. Winner C v Winner (ii)2. Winner (i) v Winner E
3. Winner D v Winner F4. Winner A v Winner B

Junior B Football Championship

Quarter Finals
Deel Rovers a bye
Goleen 1-10 Abbey Rovers 0-8
Randal Óg 1-10 Grange 3-10
Kilbrin 2-7 Shanballymore 1-6
Goleen 1-17 Deel Rovers 1-7
Grange 1-9 Kilbrin 0-8
Final: Grange 2-4 Goleen 0-7

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/St 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 2-10 Bride Rovers 1-9
Whitechurch v Robert Emmets
Final: AGHINAGH v Whitechurch/Robert Emmets

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

Quarter Finals:
A Ballincollig 0-12 Éire Óg 1-7
B Aghinagh 0-13 Kilmurry 1-8
C Iveleary 1-18 Blarney 0-5
D Canovee 1-14 Inniscarra 1-12
Semi Finals:
Ballincollig v Aghinagh
Iveleary v Canovee

Ballincollig 0 – 12 Éire Óg 1 - 7
Ballincollig and Éire Óg will be seeing a lot of each other over the coming weeks with championship clashes in county U21 football and Mid Cork Junior A hurling still on the agenda so the win by ‘The Village’ over their neighbours in the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship quarter final at Blarney has given the men in green a boost for the tests ahead. This was a game that Ballincollig deserved to win but could have lost as Éire Óg missed a penalty and only stern defending denied the Ovens men near the end. Éire Óg were without Colm O’Callaghan, involved with Cork U21’s, and the injured Kevin Hallissey, and the absence of this talented attacking duo proved fatal. Ballincollig now advance to meet surprise packet Aghinagh in the semi final and will be hopeful of going one better than last year when they fell at the same stage to eventual champions Iveleary..
Ballincollig had a great opening quarter and went six points clear before Éire Óg got a score on the board. Points from Brian Cotter, Alan Donovan (2), Gary Comerford and from two Eoin O’Reilly frees had them comfortably in control but at last, Éire Óg’s Fintan Brennan opened his side’s account with a point after being earlier denied a goal by a superb Jack Gibbons save. Diarmuid Dineen added a point after a strong run and as Éire Óg began to find their rhythm Aidan O’Connor pointed a free to keep their momentum going. In the 25th minute the outcome was thrown wide open when Éire Óg’s Fionn O’Rourke cut through the Ballincollig defence and planted the ball in the net to reduce the deficit to a single point, 0-7 to 1-3 and this was still the scoreline at the break.
Ballincollig went three points clear on the restart, impressive full forward Gary Comerford landing both points, and goalkeeper Gibbons then saved a well struck penalty from Aidan O’Connor. Éire Óg redoubled their efforts despite this setback and were rewarded with a point from their influential midfielder Dermot Hurley from play and another from an Aidan O’Connor close-in free.
Ballincollig were under pressure but eased their situation with two points as from half time substitute young Darragh Dorgan was proving to be a handful for the Éire Óg defence. Éire Óg fought on and two points from Aidan O’Connor, one from a free, reduced the gap between the sides to the minimum again. The next score would be vital and it was Darragh Dorgan who pointed a free for the winners to open up a two point gap with time running out and Ballincollig were not going to concede a goal at that stage.
Scorers for Ballincollig: A Donovan 0-3 (0-2f), G Comerford 0-3 (0-2f), D Dorgan 0-2 (0-1f), E O’Reilly 0-2 (0-1f, 0-1’45’), J Kelly and B Cotter 0-1 each.
Scorers for Éire Óg: A O’Connor 0-4 (0-3f), F O’Rourke 1-0, F Brennan, D Dineen, D Hurley 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons; Colin O’Donovan, Shane O’Neill, Kevin Crowley; Fenton Denny, Noel Galvin, David Collins; Stephen Coughlan, James O’Leary; Eoin O’Reilly, Brian Cotter, Brian Kelly; John Kelly, Gary Comerford, Alan O’Donovan. Subs: Darragh Dorgan h/t, E Cooke h/t, Sean Lucey 43, Morgan O’Mahony 45.
Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher; David Sheehan, Daniel Cotter, Cillian Sheehan; Cian O’Mahony, Darragh McCarthy, Diarmuid Dineen; Fionn O’Rourke, Dermot Hurley; Fintan Brennan, Philip O’Sullivan, Jerome Kelleher; Tim O’Leary, Aidan O’Connor, Dylan Foley. Subs: John Cooper h/t, David Twomey 39, James O’Sullivan 45, M Kelleher 45, Jason Twomey 55.
Referee: Mr John Ryan (Macroom).

Aghinagh 0 – 13 Kilmurry 1 – 8
Aghinagh were unbeaten in league or championship this year in Mid Cork and are now through to the semi final stage of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship and a meeting with Ballincollig after this latest episode in their winning streak at the Castle Grounds in Macroom. Kilmurry, joint favourites with Iveleary to win the competition outright, did not play well enough to gain victory in this quarter final contest played in damp conditions. Aghinagh were altogether too focussed for the favourites who may have been complacent going into the game, and by the time Kilmurry realised they had a battle royal on their hands they could not stop their spirited opponents who themselves had to overcome the concession of a soft goal, and the lead, at the three quarter stage before turning in a great last quarter to come back to level pegging and then drive on to a victory that was well deserved and joyfully celebrated at the final whistle.
Aghinagh started well and led by 0-3 to 0-1 after the opening ten minutes having forced the pace from the throw in. Aodh Twomey had the opening point, gave the assist for Liam Twohig’s point and after Eoghan Clifford had a point in reply for Kilmurry, Declan Ambrose gave Seán Kelleher a superb pass and the corner back fired over. Aghinagh lost Adam O’Leary to a 15th minute black card but with three points from Liam Twohig, two from frees, they led by 0-6 to 0-2 in the 22nd minute, Seán Warren the Kilmurry scorer. A fine Kilmurry point from Liam Wall was followed by two for Aghinagh, Donal Corkery and Declan Ambrose the scorers, but Kilmurry improved their situation considerably with two late points from Joe Ryan frees to leave the half time score at 0-8 to 0-5 in favour of Aghinagh.
Points from Dave McCarthy and Joe Ryan narrowed the gap to the minimum within five minutes of the restart, Kilmurry were reduced to 14 men after Kyle Kelleher picked up a second card and stalemate ensued for ten minutes, broken at last by a fortuitous goal for Kilmurry, Greg Barrett swooping when a Joe Ryan free was spilled by a defender in the Aghinagh goalmouth. Aghinagh had not scored since the 25th minute but Liam Twohig ended that barren spell with a fine point from play and when he pointed a free in the 50th minute the sides were level, 1-7 to 0-10.
In the final ten minutes Aghinagh fought with irrepressible endeavour for supremacy and got their reward. Declan Ambrose pointed from play to put them in front, Joe Ryan pointed a free to level matters in the 53rd minute. Liam Twohig held his nerve to point a difficult free to restore the minimum lead in the 57th minute, and then Kilmurry lost their goalkeeper to a red card after an involvement with Twohig off the ball. With Kilmurry still desperately seeking an equaliser, Aghinagh broke up field and the experienced Donal Corkery sent their nerve wracked supporters into delirium with a point from a sideline kick which assured victory as the final whistle followed quickly.
Scorers: Aghinagh: L Twohig 0-7 (0-4f), D Ambrose 0-2, D Corkery 0-2 (0-1 sideline), A Twomey and S Kelleher 0-1 each. Kilmurry: G Barrett 1-0, J Ryan 0-4 (0-4f), L Wall, E Clifford, D McCarthy and S Warren 0-1 each.
Aghinagh: Paul O’Sullivan: John Lynch, Dermot O’Callaghan, Seán Kelleher: Aodh Twomey, Dave Barry, Adam O’Leary: Gearóid O’Sullivan, Michael O’Brien: Richard O’Sullivan, Micheál Corkery, Declan Ambrose: William Coakley, Donal Corkery, Liam Twohig. Subs: Seán Horgan 15, Con Buckley 43, Mathew McCarthy 50, Shane Corkery 60.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Liam Buckley, Kevin Barrett, William Ronan: Seán Curzon, James O’Mullane, Liam Long: Greg Barrett, Liam Wall: Marco Healy, Joe Ryan, Evan Carroll: Eoghan Clifford, Dave McCarthy, Seán Warren. Subs: Kyle Kelleher 16, David O’Halloran 28, Eoghan Curzon 60.
Referee: Mr Dave Murnane, Macroom

Iveleary 1 – 18 Blarney 0 – 5
An excellent team performance from 2018 champions Iveleary was too much for Blarney in this Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship quarter final at Cloughduv. Blarney defended heroically on occasions and only four points separated the teams at the break, 0-8 to 0-4. However in the second half, the Inchigeela outfit completely dominated with Brian Cronin starring at centre forward and they emerged easy winners at the finish.
Iveleary were without the services of the injured Cathal Vaughan but were boosted by the return of Chris Óg Jones after a long layoff through injury.
Iveleary had two points on the board very early on per Cronin and Jones, and after subsequent wides things improved for Blarney as Ray Murphy converted two frees to tie the scores. Iveleary then added six additional points to their tally before half time, Blarney’s reply a point from Alan McEvoy in the 19th minute and another Ray Murphy point from a free in the 30th. Iveleary’s interval advantage on a 0-8 to 0-4 score line did not flatter them. On the resumption an early attack from Blarney ended with an Alan McEvoy score but Iveleary replied with a vengeance. Conor O’Leary raised a white flag in the 33rd minute, the in-form Brian Cronin converted a free two minutes later and Jones and Cronin subsequently sent the ball over between the uprights to leave Iveleary now leading by 0-12 to 0-5 at the three quarter stage.
Another point from Conor O’Leary in the 47th minute was followed by a superb goal three minutes later from O’Leary after receiving a fine pass from Chris Óg Jones. Brian Cronin’s four points were the highlights of the concluding stages.
Next up for Iveleary is a semi final clash with Canovee at Macroom and that should be some contest!
Scorers: Iveleary: Brian Cronin 0-10, (0-9 f), Conor O Leary 1-2, Chris Óg Jones 0-3, Ger McSweeney, J Creedon (‘45’) and Aaron O Donovan 0-1 each. Blarney: Ray Murphy 0-3 (frees), Alan McEvoy 0-2.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Barry Murphy, Ciarán O’Riordan, Ger O’Riordan: Sean O’Riordan, Sean O’Leary, Kevin Manning: Barry O’Leary, Daniel O’Riordan:m Conor O’Leary, Brian Cronin, Finbarr McSweeney (Snr): Aaron O’Donovan, Ger McSweeney, Chris Óg Jones.
Blarney: Ben Ahern: Vince O’Mahony, John Barrett, Brendan Hallihan: Eoin Mullane, Mark Cremin, Stephen Mullane: Conor Foley, Mark O’Leary: Joe Jordan, Alan McEvoy, John Daniel Goode: Ray Murphy, Paul O’Leary, Keith Costello. Subs: Mark Coleman for Hallihan (16th minute), Cormac O’Mahony for Vince O’Mahony (47th minute), Eamon O’Mahony for Goode (48th minute), James Walsh for Mark O’Leary (54th minute).
Referee: Mr Ger Ahern (Canovee)

Canovee 1 – 14 Inniscarra 1 - 12
Canovee are through to the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football championship semi-final after seeing off a strong late challenge from Inniscarra. The Canovee win was mainly secured by the outstanding displays of all three of their full forward line, Mark Healy, James Moynihan and Jack Kelleher, who between them accounted for all but two points of their tally. Canovee were also well served by their high fetching midfielder Brian O’Donoghue and their steady defence when the pressure came on late in the game. Inniscarra may regret not moving Seán O’Donoghue out of defence earlier as the Cork hurler made a huge difference to their attack when transferred there for the second half.
Mark Healy and James Moynihan gave Canovee an early lead with two well taken points. Inniscarra’s Seán Donoghue replied after a strong run and Mark Healy had another Canovee point. Inniscarra’s John O’Callaghan made a superb probing run to set up David O’Keeffe for a well worked goal in the 10th minute and Jack Hayes and Stephen Dornan added points to make it 1-3 to 0-3 in the 13th minute. Canovee regained the initiative again with a brace from Mark Healy before their rising star Jack Kelleher clipped over an equaliser in the 19th minute. Minutes later after a brilliant run from Mark Healy, his cross went to Moynihan unmarked in front of goal and the Inniscarra net was shaking. Further points from Healy, from a free, and Denis O’Sullivan gave Canovee a 1-8 to 1-3 lead at the break.
James Moynihan and Evan Dodd added Canovee points on the restart but Inniscarra replied with points from Jack Hayes and Seán O’Donoghue. Mark Healy and Jack Hayes now shared four points between them to leave five still between the teams in the 46th minute, 1-12 to 1-7. Seán O’Donoghue was making a big difference in the Inniscarra attack and two further points for his side followed from Dylan O’Sullivan and Jack Hayes to narrow the difference between the teams to three points with ten minutes remaining. Mark Healy pointed a Canovee free on 53 to ease the pressure, Seán O’Donoghue replied from play immediately. Jack Kelleher fisted a Canovee point, Jack Healy pointed an Inniscarra free and two players were black carded as temperatures rose. Seán O’Donoghue pointed another Inniscarra free to cut the gap to two points now in time added but Canovee held firm and survived to make the semi final which will be a repeat of last year’s final won by Iveleary.
Scorers: Canovee: M Healy 0-8 (0-5f), Js Moynihan 1-2, J Kelleher 0-2, Ds O’Sullivan and E Dodd 0-1 each. Inniscarra: J Hayes 0-6 (0-5f), S O’Donoghue 0-4(0-2f), D O’Keeffe 1-0, S Dornan and D O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
Canovee: Darren Shine; Patrick Buckley, Aidan Murphy, Eoghan Lehane; Michael Dunne, Brian Aherne, William Aherne; Brian O’Donoghue, Denis O’Sullivan; Conor Hughes, Paul Healy, Evan Dodd; Jack Kelleher, James Moynihan, Mark Healy. Subs: Seán O’Connor 38, Mark Walsh 45, Liam Kelleher 48, Blake Ring 57.
Inniscarra: Dave Colman; J ohn O’Keeffe, Jerry Roche, Jack O’Dwyer; Seán O’Donoghue, Cathal Griffin, Eric Baxter; John O’Callaghan, Conor Buckley; Shane O’Mahony, Stephen Dornan, Shane Buckley; Jack Hayes, Dave O’Keeffe, Liam Collins. Subs: Pádraig O’Callaghan h/t, Dylan O’Sullivan 47, Donal O’Callaghan 53, Michael O’Connell 57.
Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin, Uas., Cill na Martra

Junior B Football Championship

Round 1
A Inniscarra 3-12 Grenagh 0-0
B Kilmurry 2-12 Ballinora 0-7
Quarter finals
1 Canovee 0-7 Iveleary 0-8
2 Inniscarra v Aghabullogue
3 Kilmurry v Aghinagh
4 Macroom 1 – 14 Ballincollig 1 - 12
Semi Finals; Iveleary v 2, 3 v Macroom

Junior C Football Championship
Quarter Finals;
A Kilmichael v Dripsey
B Ballincollig v Éire Óg
C Gleann na Laoi v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
D Blarney – a bye
Semi Finals:
Winner of A v Winner of B, Winner of C v Blarney

MJK OILS Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

Quarter Final:
A Kilmichael a bye
B Éire Óg v Ballincollig
C Cloughduv 2-15 Ballinora 1-16
D Blarney 0-13 Inniscarra 4-12
Semi Finals:
Kilmichael v Éire Óg/Ballincollig
Cloughduv v Inniscarra

Inniscarra 4-12 Blarney 0-13
Inniscarra, down from intermediate grade this season with their club second team, had a good win over Blarney at Donoughmore and are now through to the semi final stage of the MJK OILS Mid Cork junior hurling championship. The two teams were evenly matched in most respects except one and this was the winning one as Inniscarra had forwards capable of scoring goals wheras Blarney could not capitalise on their otherwise fine outfield play.
Inniscarra had their first goal after only two minutes from Kieran Rice and a second in the 7th minute from the stick of Daniel O’Connell who also hit a third goal in the 17th minute to help Inniscarra to a half time lead of 3-5 to 0-8. On the restart, Blarney did well and a string of points had the gap down to the minimum by the early stages of the final quarter but they then lost a player to a second yellow card, and Inniscarra had their first score of the second half from an Aidan O’Mahony free. A fourth Inniscarra goal in the 51st minute, this one from James Murphy, settled the issue and ‘Scarra finished strongly to advance to a semi final meeting with Cloughduv.
Scorers: Inniscarra: D O Connell 2-2, K Rice 1-2, M Coleman 0-4 (0-3 f), J Murphy 1-0, A O Mahony 0-2 (f), P O Donoghue and E O Connor 0-1 each. Blarney: B O Connell 0-5 (f), M Cremin 0-3 (0-2 f), D Dunlea 0-3, J O’Keefe 0-2.
Inniscarra: Dave Óg Coleman: Donal O’Callaghan, Ger Burke, Jack O’Sullivan: Stephen Olden, David O’ Carroll, Andrew McCarthy: Aidan O’Mahony, Pádraig O’Donoghue, James Murphy: Michael Coleman, Dan O’Connell: Eddie O’Connor, Jerry Roche, Kieran Rice. Subs: Frank Horgan, Eoghan Kavanagh, Ardal O’ Connell, Tom Buckley.
Blarney: Richard O’Shea: Brian Walsh, John Barrett, Stephen Mullane: Vince O Mahony, Dan Quill, Sean McSweeney: William Crowley, Jack O’Keefe: Danny Whyte, Barra O’Connell, John Daniel Good: Michael John Shine, Mark Cremin, David Dunlea. Subs: Darragh McSweeney, Raymond O Donovan, Eugene McCarthy, Mark Cummins, Paul O’Connor.
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan, Éire Óg.

Junior B Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Gleann na Laoi 3-9 Éire Óg 6-15
Quarter Finals
1 Grenagh v Laochra Óg
2 Éire Óg 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 Final:
Mark Woods (The Echo Newspaper)
St Finbarr's 3-17 Cill na Martra 2-10
AN eighth Kelleher Shield, their first in 19 years, underlined county champions St Finbarr's status as number one in Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn as their win over plucky Cill na Martra added the Rochestown Park Hotel Division 1 league title to the Andy Scannell Cup won last year.
Barrs had first use of the wind, but it was the premier intermediate side which started brightly, captain Shane Dineen pointing after 20 seconds. He kicked a second moments later only for the Gaeltacht club to have to wait half-an-hour for their next score, a goal in the third minute of injury-time. It was a much-needed boost after the 'Barr's had kicked eight points in succession to take a firm grip. A brilliant Corkery pass sent Daniel Ó Duinnín clear and he duly made no mistake for a goal, which left Cill na Martra trailing by 0-9 to 1-2 at the break.
When Seán Ó Foirréidh tacked on a point immediately on the resumption, the 'Barr's now had only a three-point advantage but the city side hit back with a goal to go safely clear once again and they had another goal in the 49th minute and another three minutes from the end of normal time, but a second Daniel Ó Duinnín goal in injury time was some reward for the continued efforts of the premier intermediate side. Scorers for Cill na Martra: D Ó Duinnín 2-2, (0-1f), S Ó Duinnín 0-3, M Ó Deasúna f, D Ó hUrdail f S Ó Foirréidh, M Ó Duinnin, T Ó Corcora 0-1 each.
CILL NA MARTRA: Antóin O'Conaill; Daire MacLochlainn, Graham Ó Mocháin, Eoin Ó Loinsigh; Seánie Ó Foirréidh, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Colm Ó Laoire; Seán Ó Céilleachair, Gearóid Ó Goillidhe; Damien Ó hUrdail, Tadgh Ó Corcora, Danny Ó Conaill; Daniel Ó Duinnín, Mícheál Ó Deasúna, Shane Ó Duinnín. Subs: Ciarán Ó Duinnín and Antóin Ó Cuana h/t, Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe and Maidhchí Ó Duinnín 45, Finéin Ó Faoláin and G O Faoláin and Martín Ó Conchuir 58.

Division Two Final: Mallow 2-16 Castlehaven 0-16
Division Three Final: Ilen Rangers 2-11 Douglas 0-16
Division Four Final: Castletownbere 0-10 Knocknagree 1-18
Division Five Final: Na Piarsaigh 2-11 Dromtariffe 0-11

County Hurling Leagues
Div One final: Blackrock 4-18 Sarsfields 2-17
Div Two final: Charleville 3-16 Mallow 0-13
Div 3 Final: Valley Rovers 1-15 Watergrasshill 2-11
Div 4 Final: Blackrock 4-18 Kildorrery 0-19
Div 5 Final: Cloughduv 2-19 Ballygarvan 1-13

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Cloughduv Intermediate team who defeated Ballygarvan in the division 5 league final ©

Laochra Óg

Laochra Óg u10 boys played 3 matches in the Crumlin Cup in aid of Crumlin Hospital recently. We won the first game against St Oliver Plunkett’s by 1 point. We lost to Doheny’s after a great battle and, in the third game we played Kilmichael and kept them scoreless in the first half but conceded a goal in last. Well done lads. We went to the funday after for the medal presentation and some games. Thanks to Diarmuid Ó Mathúna’s for hosting the matches and to Castletownkinneigh Harriers for hosting the funday. And a big thanks to our sponsors, Follain Preserves and to Peter for driving the bus.
Club Development Draw: Maeve Deasy, Gurteenroe Park, Macroom won €345 from a yearly club ticket. Thanks to Siobhán for giving us shelter in her shop for the draw. Next draw August 12th.
We welcomed Killarney camogie to play a friendly game with our u13s, it was a mix of 11, 12 and 13 year olds. It was a terrible evening but a very competitive game. Killarney were the winners. Thanks to them and our sponsors James Hickey Kitchens and Bedrooms and Emma, our referee. Our u12 boys played their league semi final against a very strong St James team who are top of the league. Loads of more games coming up for this group and plenty of training to be done. Thanks to our sponsors Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging. Next U12/14 training Monday evening at 19:00 hrs in Teerbeg. Laochra Óg U12 Camogie team will play at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick Saturday 10th against Tralee Parnells (Kerry) Ballyagran (Limerick) Modelingo. A great day out for our girls.

World GAA Games

The World Games is a competition for all clubs that reside outside the Island of Ireland. It has two sections, Irish born players and players native to the country / city they were representing. This year, for the first time, the majority of teams were in the native born competition. It is fantastic to see our games being taken up by so many non-Irish people. The Middle East team was made up of all Irish born players only that currently reside in the Middle East and had Senior Men’s and Ladies Football teams alongside Senior Hurling and Camogie teams. The format of the games are squads of 13 players with 9 on the pitch at any one time, subs can roll on and off continuously over 9 minute halves in the group stages, 12 min halves in the semifinal and 15 min halves in the final. Macroom man, James O’Connell was the manager of the Men’s Senior football team that won the final in Croke Park on Friday 2nd August against Australia on a score line of 3-11 to 1-9. The team spent the week in the fabulous Waterford IT grounds where they won 7 out of 8 games in the group and the semifinal on Thursday. There was a great crowd in Croke Park to cheer on the teams and the GAA made entry free to all.

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Macroom U- 6 boys and girls and coaches at Cúl Camp ©Con Kelleher

Macroom GAA

As a result of Cork’s welcome success in the All Ireland U20 Football championship the county championship fixture list has been revised and Macroom will not now play St Vincent’s on Saturday August 17th at 7pm in Ovens as St Vincent’s Blake Murphy was involved with Cork. Macroom lost to St Michael’s in the opening round on April 7th last! Macroom juniors had an exciting 1-14 to 1-12 win over Ballincollig in the Mid Cork Junior B football championship quarter final at Ballyanley. Macroom led by four points at half time, 1-10 to 1-6, the goal coming from Darren Creed. Ballincollig had Macroom under the cosh in the closing stages but Macroom held out to record a deserved and much appreciated championship win. Robert Healy was the star attacker for Macroom while both goalkeepers used, Tom Creedon and Declan Kiely, each made a huge save to deny Ballincollig. The line out was: Tom Creedon: James O’Connor, John Angland, Kieran Condon: Mark O’Callaghan, David Cotter, Brendan O’Sulllivan: Blake O’Gorman, Eolan O’Leary: Conor Hurley, Ciarán Murphy, Darren Creed: Don Creedon, Olan Murphy, Robert Healy. Subs: Ivan Casey, Pat Kelleher, Darren Quinn, Declan Kiely. Macroom will play the winners of the Kilmurry v Aghinagh quarter final game in the semi final of the championship. Macroom played Aghinagh in the Mid Cork league last week and the game finished in a draw.
Macroom minors had a good away league win over Ballinora on a final score of 6-10 to 4-6. This was Macroom’s second win in a row as they completed their Mid Div One league season. Macroom were defeated by Éire Óg in the championship at Ovens last week on a final scoreline of 4-15 to 1-9. Éire Óg were older and physically stronger but Macroom battled to the finish, got some fine scores and had some really good individual performances. The line out was: Reece Lee: Darren Quinn, James Galvin, Shane Meaney: Jack Sexton, David Hunt, Mark Hunt: Jack O’Riordan, Ben O’Connell: Eoin Cahill, Bradley O’Shea, Robert O’Donovan: Ciarán Doody, Dylan Twomey, Dylan Faller. Subs: James Creedon, Darragh Kiernan, Marcin de Sosa, Robert Lucey.
Underage GAA Macroom U16’s were in Rebel Óg West Cork Div One championship action against Owen Gaels and lost on a 6-11 to 3-7 scoreline to the combination team. Macroom did not capitalise on a period of total dominance after the interval and paid the price. Macroom U9s, U10s and U11’s were all busy last week. The U9’s played Kilmurry mid week and then played in a blitz at Páirc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday. The U 10’s were away to Newcestown and the U11’s competed in a blitz at P Uí Rinn on Saturday.

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Group C at Macroom AFC Soccer Camp 2019 ©Con Kelleher

Macroom FC

The Annual General Meeting of the club took place on Friday, August 2 at the Murrayfield clubhouse. There was a great turnout, which is very encouraging, with the general feeling that it was the largest turnout ever for an AGM. Chairman, Denis Murray, thanked all volunteers who run the club. Player commitment was also excellent during the past year, which is a credit to all players and their coaching teams. He complimented the girls’ section of the club who are making great progress. At adult level, the first team had a great year in which they gained promotion back to the Premier league. At schoolboy level, playing numbers are very high, which is great to see. Off the field, huge progress has been made with FAI PDP 1 and 2 coaching courses and safeguarding being undertaken by large numbers. Online membership is now fully live and this is another very positive development. Denis thanked his fellow officers and various committees for their commitment and he wished all teams good luck for the 2019/20 season.
JJ Murphy, Macroom FC Treasurer, gave a comprehensive breakdown of club finances which are in a good state at present. Of course the stability of any club requires an ongoing effort and Macroom FC is no different. With 23 teams, there are large outgoings such as team equipment and expenses, pitch maintenance and league affiliation. Continuous fundraising efforts are required as the club endeavours to meet all financial responsibilities. To conclude, JJ thanked all in attendance and complimented the massive efforts being made by all.
As the meeting progressed, many issues were discussed, ranging from fixture scheduling to summer camps and from training times to fundraising activities. All in all, it was an excellent evening and the club can now look forward with optimism to another season.
The following officers were elected: Chairperson: Denis Murray. Assistant Chairperson: John Ronan Treasurer: JJ Murphy Assistant Treasurer: Darrin Ring Life President: Willie O’ Riordan Public Relations Officer: Darragh Deasy Child Welfare Officer: Rhys Hopkins I. T. Officer: Gearoid Griffin Insurance Officer: Denis Murray Coaching Officer: Steven Buckley Lotto Officer: Noel O’ Riordan/ Connie Foley. Grounds Committee: Hughie Kelleher, Willie O’ Riordan, JJ Murphy.
Online membership: The new club system of joining online is now fully operational and open to playing and non playing members. Those intending to play for any of our academy (U7- U10), schoolboys (U11 -U16), Youths (U18) or adult teams are requested to join ASAP. Non playing members can also pay their membership online. The online link can be found by going to our club website at www.macroomfc.ie
Note: Girls player membership is not required at this time as existing membership will cover the remainder of the calendar year season.

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Macroom Anglers' juvenile team who recently competed successfully at the Munster Trout Angling competition - Eanna O'Leary, Luke O'Donoghue and Darren Sweeney. Darren won the individual bronze medal. ©

 Macroom Golf Club
Results: Seniors Scramble 1st Eamonn O'Connor\ Stevie Wills\ Nuala Kelleher 43.0
1st Aug Mc Guirks Open Qualifier: 1st J.F Morris(21) 40pts 2nd Sean Mc Cahill(13) 9pts css 38pts
3/4 Aug Canon Cup: 1st Dean Brosnan(16) 65 2nd Declan Kelleher(23) 66 BG Kevin Sheehan(3) 69