Macroom Food Festival September 21 – 24 2017. ©Lee Valley Outlook
Marymount Hospice Coffee Day & Cake sale; Kilmurry Museum Thurs, Sept. 14 8.30am to 4.30pm
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Demo, Thurs 14th Sept. 8p.m. at Coolcower House
Bingo for Macroom Hospital in TP. Cotters on Fri Sept. 15th 8.30p.m.
Crookstown Céilí on Sat Sept 16 in Crookstown hall at 9.30 p.m.
Bengour Harvest festival Sun. 17th Sept. 1.30pm. on the Coppeen to Crookstown Road.
Donoughmore Marymount coffee night Thurs Sept. 21st in Stuake Community Centre, 7pm -9pm.
The Saga of the Muskerry Tram slide show at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney, Thurs, Sept 21st at 8p.m.
Social Evening in Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Fri. Sept. 22, 7:30pm.
Croí na Laoi launch of the walks Sat. 23rd of Sept. 11a.m. The Square, Inchigeela.
Pilgrim Walk to Gougane Sun. Sept. 24 from Cloch Aidhneach 8:30am. Mass in Gougane 2p.m.
Clondrohid Retired Active Group meeting in the Hall Mon Sept 25 at 7pm.
Inniscarra Historical Society presentation at Griffins Garden Centre at 8pm Wed 27th Sept
Gradam an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh Sat Sept 30th at Ionad Cultúrtha, Ballyvourney from 2.30pm.
Johnstown / Kilmichael Vintage & Harvest Festival on Sun Oct 1st.
Kilmurry Musuem Stone Sand & Gravel Industry Exhibition opening, Sat 7th Oct at 2.30 pm.
Dámhscoil Mhúscraí in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne, Satharn, 21 Deireadh Fómhair. 7p.m.
Terelton Parent and Toddler group every Mon 10am-12 noon in Terelton Community Hall.
Macroom Food Festival Thurs 21st to Sun 24th of Sept
Cork 20 International Rally HQ at the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom Fri 29th Sept to Sun Oct 1st.
Grease Lightning! Fri Oct 6th, Sat Oct 7th at 8:00pm & Sun Oct 8th at 3:00pm.
"Sir Henry", Fri Oct 27th Sat Oct 28th & Sun Oct 29th at 8:00pm. Sat Nov 4th & Sun Nov 5th at 8:00pm.
Shawn Cuddy and Friends Fri. Nov. 3rd at 8.30p.m.
"Walking back to Happiness" Sat. Nov. 11th at 8.30p.m.
Celebrating Christie Hennessy Sat. Nov. 18th at 8 p.m..
Ruaile Buaile Sat. Dec. 2nd at 10p.m.
Macroom Food Festival Sept. 21 – 24
Thurs. 21 Vintage Tea Dance in Castle Hotel.
Fri. 22. An Artisan Affair at the Riverside Park Hotel.
Sat. 23. Kids’ Zone Marquee, Taste Trail, International Food Flavours, Outdoor Céilí.
Sun. 24. Food Market. Circus Outside the Box. Schools Cook Off. Finale Party at Castle Hotel.
Storytime. Sat. Sept. 16 and 23 at 12 noon.
Acol Bridge. Wed. Sept. 20 at 10a.m..
Purlies Thurs. Sept. 21 11.30a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte Thurs. Sept. 28th at 11.30.
Children’s Bookclub Sat 7th Oct at 3pm. .
Gramophone Circle Fri. Oct. 13 at 11a.m.
Art Exhibition by Eileen Creedon during September.
Macroom Food Festival 2016. The 2017 event runs September 21 – 24 ©Lee Valley Outlook
Macroom will be a Foodie's Heaven from Thursday September 21 to Sunday 24, providing the very best of local food, good cooking and a liberal helping of ceol agus craic to help the digestion.
Enjoy a delicious long weekend in the capital of the beautiful Lee Valley, starting with a Vintage Tea Dance in the Castle Hotel at 8pm on Thursday. You can meet Don Corkleone, aka Johnny Lynch, along with his Buffaloes, by joining Lee Valley Taste Trails at 11am on Friday and at 7pm, you can attend the official opening of the 2017 Food Festival at the Riverside Park Hotel, followed by An Artisan Affair, where a delicious 8-course tasting menu will allow you sample the skills and produce of local chefs and farmers.
Children will be up bright and early on Saturday and can enjoy a Teddy Bears Picnic at the marquee in the Square from 11a.m. Gourmets can follow the Taste Trail from 2p.m., visiting No 57, Vaughan’s Cafe, TP Cotters, Next Door, Golden’s Bar, Fitzgerald’s Chocolate Cafe, Natures Corner, Dinneen's Bar, the Castle Hotel and the Castle Lodge. From 5pm, International Food Flavours may be experienced in the marquee and a Night Owls Food Trail from 7pm will bring you to Murrays Bar and J.C. Murphy’s. You can work off the extra calories at Macroom’s Biggest Outdoor Céilí in the Square, 8 to 10pm, with music by Tim Joe and Anne.
Sunday September 24 is the main event. More than 60 stalls with produce from all over Munster and beyond, will set up in the Square from 11am. Circus Outside the Box will keep the children happy and the Army Band of the Southern Command will provide live entertainment. SECAD will host Local Food - International Flavour with a variety of presenters in the Castle Hotel from 2pm and Secondary School students will contest a Cookoff for Toddlebox in the Square from 2pm. The Festival Wrap Party and presentation of awards will be in the Castle Hotel at 7pm .
Main sponsors of Macroom Food Festival 2017 are Cork County Council, Lee Valley Enterprise Board, O’Connell Fuels, Castle Hotel, Twomey Butchers, Musgrave, C103, Nutricia Danone, Lidl, SECAD, Philip Cross, Macroom Credit Union, Connections, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Aldi, Clóna and Mid Cork Electrical . More info at www.macroomfoodfestival.com.
One of the main focal points of the Macroom Food Festival is a showcasing of the talent of artistic and creative post primary school students in the form of an open-air cook-off in the town square in Macroom. Teams will comprise two students and each team will be set the challenge to create a recipe for a dish of their choice, using local produce. The dish should be nutritionally suitable for toddlers (age 1 – 3 years). Each team is required to submit a recipe, which they have tried and tested, that they feel best exhibits their chosen local produce. Eight finalist teams will demonstrate their skills in a cook-off on Sunday 24th September. During the cook-off, the finalists prepare, cook and present their Local Produce Invention Recipe.
This year, Macroom Food Festival has teamed up with Toddle Box to help students create dishes that are suitable for ages 1 – 3 years. We're delighted to have Toddle Box judges with us on the day to help with the difficult task of choosing a winner. At the announcement of the Toddle Box Cook Off were McEgan College students, Ashling Twomey & Niamh McSweeney, winners of Schools Cook Off at Macroom Food Festival 2016; Aedh McGinn, Caroline McCarthy, Donal Dennehy, Michael Goold and Elmarie O'Sullivan, Danone Nutricia and Jo Lovell, Macroom Food Festival.
Preparing for the International Cork 20 Rally in Macroom September 29 to October 1. ©
The 2017 Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally will be based in Macroom from the 29th of September until the 1st of October. The Headquarters for the weekend will be the Riverside Park Hotel, on the western side of the town. The weekend should give a huge boost to the area, with worldwide TV coverage of the stages.
Local Participants. With approximately 100 cars in total participating in the 2017 Cork 20, among the local crews are Philip Cross, Lissarda and Tony Hennessey, Ballincollig, in their newly acquired Ford Escort Mk11. Philip, who previously drove a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, has made the switch back to rear wheel drive for his local event. Next up is the Ballyvourney pairing of Christy McCarthy and Cathal Quill in their Honda Civic; they will be one of the top crews in the Junior section of the rally. Another Ballyvourney pairing in the Junior section is Ciaran Creedon and John Murphy in another Honda Civic. Clondrohid men, Conan O’Riordan and Kevin Healy, in their Value Tech sponsored Peugeot 205, will be a top contender in class 10. Conan’s younger brother, Cian O’Riordan, partnered by Patrick Murphy of Kilnamartyra, will compete in the junior section in a Ford Ka. Coachford’s Michael Forde and Jim Cunningham will compete in class 11R in their ever-reliable Talbot Sunbeam. Barry O’Brien, Clondrohid, drives a Honda Civic and has Grace O’Brien, Millstreet alongside him. Martin Sheehan, Crookstown will drive a Ford Escort Mk11 for his local event.
There are a lot of local navigators also, including William Lynch, Macroom, who has already been crowned the 2017 Modified Irish Tarmac Champion alongside Donegal man, Kevin Eves. They will be competing in their Toyota Corolla RWD, to try make it the perfect end to the year. Clondrohid brothers, Eoghan and Iarla McCarthy, will also compete. Eoghan will partner up with Millstreet’s John Murphy in a Subaru Impreza, while Iarla will pair up with Mikey Kelleher, Boherbue, in a Ford Escort Mk11. Inchigeela’s Eamonn Creedon will navigate for Anthony Sheehan of Killarney in yet another Honda Civic.
On Friday evening the 29th of September, from 19:00 there will be a ceremonial start in the Square in Macroom, where the public will get a chance to see all the competitors and their cars. This will be a great opportunity to meet and support the local crews.
The 1984 Cork 20 Rally on the iconic Kilnamartyra stage ©SMcS
The Rally will start off on Saturday morning, September 30, with the Cobbler’s Cross stage, starting near Crookstown and traversing west towards Poulanargid. This will be followed by the Johnstown stage which will run through Johnstown village itself. On Saturday evening the route will head west - the famous Kilnamartyra stage going west through the village and finishing in Inchigeela. The last stage of the Saturday route is another classic stage in Lough Allua, starting in Ballingeary and traversing the South Lake Road past Inchigeela, and finishing in Kilmichael.
The Sunday route opens with the Mushera Beag stage, starting just North of Macroom town and traversing the winding roads up through the Mushera mountains, where it finishes near Millstreet Country Park. This is followed by the Butter Road stage, running along this now famous stretch of road between Millstreet and Rylane, before winding back down to the finish at Ballinagree. The event will finish with two more classic stages west of Macroom town on Sunday evening, with the Mullaghanish stage, starting near Clondrohid and heading west to Ballyvourney, before the final Fuhiry Stage which starts south of Ballyvourney village and winds its way south west to the Mouth of the Glen.
After a back stage fire in the theatre at the Briery Gap Cultural Centre, Macroom, on the morning of Saturday, May 28 2016, there were fears that the building, which also housed Macroom Library, might be closed for a year. As insurance and restoration considerations got in train, the whole concern was taken over by Cork County Council. The library was transferred to rented premises at Railway View Christmas 2016.
One might say that progress on the restoration of the Briery Gap has been slow. The most recent report from the most recent Senior Executive Officer at Cork County Council with responsibility for the project states that:
The Tender for the Appointment of an Engineering design team for Briery Gap Theatre building post fire re-design and refurbishment works, was published on August 24th. Due to the size and nature of the works, the Tender was required to be published on etenders and in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU). The closing date for receipt of tenders is October 2nd 2017, with Tender Award programmed to take place by October 20th. The winning tenderer will then be required to commence works immediately.
The Design stage will be completed in early Q2 of 2018 and will then proceed to the Procurement of Construction Contractors and the commencement of works in Q3 2018.
This might be interpreted as: A plan for the building will be in place for the second anniversary of the fire, May 2018. Reconstruction work may be in progress by September of next year.
The Lee Valley is really feeling the loss of the Briery Gap Cultural Centre. Over its 16 years, it gave a level of service that we only now appreciate in its absence. We had weekly films on our doorstep, including current box office hits and the classics, at a minimal cost. The annual panto and musical provided opportunities for actors, singers, musicians, comedians as well as top class entertainment for audiences. The annual Transition Year Drama and Light Entertainment festivals drew hundreds of students and teachers from all corners of Ireland every spring, putting Macroom firmly on the arts, entertainment and tourist map.
The Briery Gap brought big stars to Macroom – Christy Moore, Jimmy McCarthy, Rebecca Storm et al. It hosted, encouraged and supported many dramatic groups. Youth Theatre and Choral groups were further elements of an ever-evolving, enterprising management, seeking to survive and grow in a very difficult business, while providing cultural experience and top class entertainment.
The Briery Gap was the brainchild of a number of Lee Valley visionaries. It was the Lee Valley Entertainment Group’s win in a radio competition on the Gay Byrne morning show that provided the seed money, £10,000, in 1994. With the help and financial support of Cork County Council, Macroom U.D.C. and many other sponsors, the Briery Gap became a reality in 2000 as part of a cultural centre that included the library.
While the local show has gone on to a limited extent, courtesy of the Riverside Park Hotel, everyone seeking to stage a production in Macroom is working under severe limitations. The Briery Gap functioned with the help of a host of loyal volunteers. We hope that Cork County Council will be able to again inspire such input and co-operation when the Briery Gap eventually reopens.
Storytime on Saturday 16th and 23rd at 12 noon for 3 - 8 year olds. All welcome. Even if there are only one or two children, we will still do Storytime. ACOL Bridge Wednesday 20th at 10.00 am. Purlies Thursday 21st at 11.30 am. Ciorcal Cainte with Nora Levis resumes on Thursday 28th at 11.30. Fáilte roimh chách.
With the Food Festival from 21st to 24th September it’s time to remind you of the huge selection of books on the theme of food that Macroom library holds, cooking it, growing it and the history of it. Membership is free: you just need to present proof of identity and address to join. Would all members please remember to bring their library cards if they wish to borrow books or use the internet facility. It is library policy that you do so, and a breach of data protection on our part if we access your account without it.
Adult Education. We have a selection of brochures and leaflets about day and night courses and hobbies in the general area of Macroom, including McEgan College, Ballincollig Community School, IRD Duhallow, various art and health options to try including Yoga with Yana and Lee Valley Walking. Come in and have a browse. The winter nights lend themselves to reading both for pleasure and to educate. Any child who took part in the Summer Stars Reading and was unable to attend last Saturday’s cert presentation can still get their cert. Just ask at the desk. Every child that signed up was included in the draw. The winners have been notified by phone. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part. We think the aim, which was to keep students reading ability constant during the school holidays was achieved.
There is a book sale in the Cork County Library HQ from Monday 11tth to Friday 15th from 10.00 am to 5p.m. You get to choose from a large selection of used books at great prices. Adult books from €1 children’s books 3 for €1. Library staff member Christine Cronin is starting a children’s bookclub on Saturday 7th October at 3pm. There are places for 5 boys and 5 girls. You must be between 9 and 12 and enjoy reading. You will get to meet likeminded boys and girls from around the Macroom area. Further details from 026 42483.
The first music morning of the 2017 - '18 season at Macroom Library was jointly presented by Eileen Hackett and Kathleen Murray, with Eddie Hogan as ever, in charge of the music machine. It was Eileen who first proposed to librarian, Christine Cronin, sixteen years ago, that Macroom Library might host a monthly gramophone circle. And the music still goes on.
Eileen and Kathleen presented alternative numbers in a varied and most enjoyable programme. First choice was Cork soprano, Cara O’Sullivan, singing, appropriately enough, The Last Rose of Summer. Cara and tenor, Noah Stewart, will be performing Opera Pops in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Saturday, September 30, accompanied by the RTE Orchestra. Eileen's first choice was the beautiful Gabriel's Oboe, the theme tune of the Mission, played by David Agnew. Next came the Glasgow Orpheus Choir singing Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. The seasonal September in the Rain with Peggy Lee was followed by Ezio Pinza singing some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific. Placido Domingo and Susan Boyle joined forces with From This Moment On and Jussi Bjorling with Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair and the Chieftains performing The Tennessee Waltz with the veteran Tom Jones brought us to halftime. After refreshments, Eileen led off with Romance from the Gadfly and Kathleen had Mary O’Hara singing The Scent of Roses. The Tosselli Serenade with Franz Wunderlich was followed by Brendan O’Dowda with Phil the Fluter’s Ball, Richard Tauber with the Merry Widow Waltz and Mari Lanza’s Lovelies Night of the Year. Patricia Cahill and Kenneth McKellar singing Loves Old Sweet Song and John McCormack with God keep you in my Prayer brought a delightful selection to a conclusion.
The October Gramophone morning will be presented by Graham Boote on Friday 13th at 11a.m.
Grease Lightning! Fri October 6th, Sat October 7th at 8:00pm & Sun October 8th at 3:00pm. Rehearsals are well under way for this Youth Theatre production which will showcase the best talent in the Lee Valley area! Directed by Margo Carlisle of the renowned Carlisle Stage School in Cork. Adults €15 & Students/Children €10.
‘Sir Henry’ Fri October 27th, Sat October 28th & Sun October 29th at 8:00pm. Sat Nov 4th & Sun Nov 5th at 8:00pm. Based on true events, this show tells the farcical story of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious play boy who caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797. Written by the hugely talented Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly and directed by the brilliant Cathal Mac Cabe, another hit is in store! Tickets €20/€18
Shawn Cuddy & Friends in Concert. Friday Nov 3rd at 8:30pm. Known as one of the most hardworking in the business, Shawn and his band have numerous awards and hit singles to their name. Joining them on the night will be some special guests. Tickets €20.
"Walking back to Happiness" - 60's and 70's Music Show. Saturday November 11th at 8:30pm. “Walking Back To Happiness” looks back with great fondness, love, care and devotion to memorable songs from the 60's and 70's and beyond. You will want to sing along and stomp your feet and clap your hands in time with all the hits!Tickets €18/15.
Aonghus McAnally: Celebrating Christie Hennessy. Saturday November 18th – Show starts at 8:00pm. In this all-new show, celebrated entertainer Aonghus McAnally brings the legendary Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Tickets €22.50
RuaileBuaile. Saturday December 2nd at 10:00pm. We are delighted to welcome RuaileBuaile back to Macroom this December after a powerful fast paced performance last Spring. This young Irish modern-day Trad / Pop / Folk group are one of the top performers in Ireland at the moment! Tickets €10
Our Box Office at South Square Macroom opens from 11pm to 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For further info please call 026/41174 or 087/1663395. Tickets also on sale online from our Facebook page & www.macroom.ie.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from these shows will go back into local projects, including the restoration of the Church of Ireland in Macroom to create a cultural & tourism amenity.
Preparing for ‘Grease Lightning’ in Macroom Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th ©Lee Valley Outlook
Cars of all denominations, horsepower and vintage will rule at the western side of Macroom in late September and early October. First off, more than 100 Rally Cars, their drivers and co-drivers and colourful followers will focus on the Riverside Park Hotel during the Cork 20 Rally on the weekend September 29 to October 1. As soon as the petrol and diesel fumes have dispersed, Macroom Youth Theatre will be in action, again at Riverside Park, with ‘Grease Lightning’, Oct. 6th, 7th and 8th It will showcase the best talent in the Lee Valley area and is directed by Margo Carlisle. This exciting musical, which is set in California in the 1950s, features high school romance, beach parties, teenage angst and great songs and dance routines. Songs include Greased Lightning, Summer Nights, You’re the One, Tears on my Pillow, Cool Rider, Look at me; I’m Sandra Dee.
The cast of ‘Grease Lightning’: Danny - James Patterson; Kenickie - Gerard Collins; Doody - Darragh Linehan; Sonny - Oisin O’Reilly; Eugene - Evan Gallagher; Roger - David Lucey; Vince - James O’Mullane.
Sandy - Grace Wood; Frenchie - Lorraine Casey; Rizzo - Lara O’Sullivan; Marty - Rachel Wood; Jan - Rachel Dineen; Patty - Kiera Moynihan; Ms Lynch - Ciara Quinn; Coach - Sarah Louise Burke; Cha Cha - Aine Sheehan.
Chorus - Abbie Healy. Anna Kyprianious. Eabha Donovan. Clodagh O’Riordan. Ciara O’Riordan. Kate O’Sullivan, Maeve McCarthy, Alma McCarthy, Rose Flannery, Saoirse O’Mahony.
Business Studies at Junior Cycle and Business at Senior Cycle are both very popular subject choices for the girls at St Mary’s. The Business Department in St Mary’s has a tradition of excellent examination results achieved in a very supportive learning environment. Results in Leaving Cert Business exceed the National Average grades for the subject year on year.
This year 85% of the Business Higher Level Class achieved over 70% (H1,H2,H3) and all student in the class achieved over 60% (H4). The Students taking the subject at Ordinary Level also achieved excellent results – 50% achieved O1 and 50% achieved O3.
Grade St Mary’s National
Average Grade St Mary’s National
H1 5% 3.7% O1 50% 3.3%
H2 20% 14.9% O3 50% 22.6%
H3 60% 20.8%
H4 15% 20.2%
These statistics are extremely impressive as it shows that all of the girls who study the subject achieved at a very high standard.
McEgan College students, Ashling Twomey & Niamh McSweeney, winners of Schools Cook Off at Macroom Food Festival 2016, with representatives from Danone Nutricia and Macroom Food Festival at launch of 2017 Toddle Box Schools Cook Off ©Lee Valley Outlook
First Year students in McEgan College enjoyed an Induction Trip on Tuesday, September 5. They spent the morning in Ballincollig Regional Park in glorious sunshine, and spent the afternoon in The Planet, Blackpool, where they played bowling and laser quest and had lunch, before returning to school for buses home. Everybody had a great day getting to know each other and students mixed very well together. Several new friendships have been made. Here’s to a great 2017/ 2018 at McEgan College to all our students.
Steven Bradley from 5th Year in De la Salle College Macroom will be travelling to Portugal this autumn as part of the Irish team to compete in the IWAS World Games. The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation World Games will be held in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal from November 30th to December 6th this year. The IWAS games support and encourage the development of athletic pathways within the Paralympics movement through multi-sports events hosted worldwide. Steven will take part in the 400 metre and 800 metre races and also in the discus and javelin.
Steven is a member of the Rebel Wheelers Sports Club and trains with John McCarthy in Cork on a weekly basis. Steven also trains with Colette O’ Riordan of the West Muskerry Athletics Club in Macroom. Steven has competed in schools competitions with De la Salle College under the guidance of Mr. Jim Quinn. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Steven the best of luck in the games and are sure he will do his clubs and school proud in Portugal.
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.
We aim to feature more local history in the magazine and would appreciate input from parishes and schools. Profiles of villages 50 and 100 years ago, detailing shops, pubs, post offices, creameries, craftspeople etc would be particularly welcome, as well as old photographs, of course.
Marymount Hospice Annual Coffee Day & Cake sale in Kilmurry Museum on Thursday 14th September from 8.30am to 4.30pm.. All welcome!
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Demonstration with Betty Cumiskey (Wexford) AOIFA, entitled “Gems with Stems”, is on Thursday 14th September at 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House, Macroom, 026-41695. Sales Table: Plant Slips/ Cuttings from your Garden. Club Competitions. Doors open 7p.m. Further details 087-9821708. All are welcome.
Bingo for Macroom Hospital in TP. Cotters, Macroom, on Friday night the 15th of September at 8.30p.m. Great night assured. Play Bingo with cash prizes, raffle with fantastic prizes, finger food and entertainment provided on the night. Come along and support our local hospital. It’s a great cause.
Crookstown Ceili Club: Céilí on Saturday 16th September in Crookstown hall commencing at 9.30 p.m. Music by Tim Joe and Anne. Tea served. All are welcome.
Donoughmore Marymount Fundraising Group is holding its annual coffee night on Thursday, September 21st in the Community Centre in Stuake from 7pm -9pm. Tickets on 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 may be delivered on the day from 2pm to the community centre. Raffle starts at 8.30 on the night, with bric -a – brac, home grown vegetables, home baking, nail art etc. so come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all in a good cause. Two Lenovo Tablets for auction on the night. Everyone welcome.
The Saga of the Muskerry Tram Coachford, Donoughmore and Blarney will feature in a slide show presentation by Tim O'Brien at Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney on Thursday, September 21st at 8p.m. The lecture, under the auspices of the Blarney and District Historical Society, will feature Muskerry Light Railway, a service to Mid-Cork that was inaugurated 130 years ago (in 1887) before competition from cars, buses and other transport facilities forced its closure in 1934. The Cork City terminus was at Western Road (now the site of the River Lee Hotel) and the outer termini were at Coachford, Blarney and Donoughmore. Mr O'Brien has gathered some new material, including rare photographs, and will give accident details, how the railroad survived The Great War and the Civil War, personal stories and anecdotes. Everybody welcome.
2017 Pilgrim Walk to Gougane. The 14th Annual Pilgrim Walk from Cill na Martra to St. Finbarr’s Oratory on Gougane Sunday will leave Cronin’s farm, Cloch Aidhneach on Sunday, September 24th at 8:30am. This popular 14 mile trek will pass through Gort Uí Rathaille, Béal a Ghleanna and Goirtín na Coille, using roads, forest trails and part of the Ó Súilleabháin Béara Walk. It is planned to arrive in Gougane around 2pm in time for Prayers and Mass. It will be signposted from the N22 at Mons. Fáilte roimh cách.
Gougane Sunday The feast day of St. Finbarr, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Cork is celebrated on the 25th of September. This year, pilgrims will gather on Sunday, September 24th, to celebrate ‘Gougane Sunday’. Rosary will be recited in the Oratory at 2.00pm and Mass will be celebrated in the Oratory at 2.30pm. Bishop David G. O’Connell, Episcopal Vicar of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will preach the homily this year.,
Inniscarra Historical Society will host a presentation by Richard Forest, entitled "Christian Names and their Origins", at Griffins Garden Centre at 8pm Wednesday 27th September. Members free; non members €3. All welcome.
Johnstown / Kilmichael Vintage & Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 1st. Proceeds go to Marymount Hospice, Co-Action Dunmanway, SVP Dunmanway, 3 Local Community Hospitals, 9 local schools and other charities. It will feature a large display of Vintage machinery, numerous side shows, Pet Dog show and fun events for all the family. Your support would be greatly appreciated. In conjunction with the Harvest Festival, there will also be a cake sale and the club would be very grateful if people would kindly donate baking on the day. We are having a Tug-O-War competition and would like to invite 7 representatives from any club or pub to take part in this fun event.
Donoughmore Vintage Club made a very generous contribution of €1,200 to Firmount N.S. building fund, raised at their recent tractor run. The support of the vintage club is greatly appreciated by Firmount N.S.
Mixed World Rugby Danny, Martin, Ann, and Martina Lynch, Boylesgrove, wish to sincerely thank everyone who contributed in any way to Danny’s recent Fundraiser at Dromey’s, Dromcarra. The fantastic sum of €3000 was raised to go towards the World Cup Rugby Mixed Abilities Competition held recently in Spain. As defending champions, the Rebels made it all the way to the Final in impressive fashion, only to lose out to the Argentinian Pumas on a 10 points to 7 scoreline in a brilliant match. Thanks again from the Lynch Family.
Macra Matters Three teams from Donoughmore Macra took part in the Regional Bowling competition held on the first weekend of September. Congratulations to our winning team who will be travelling to the National Finals on October 1st. Members also had great fun on a day out to Ballyhass Lakes activity centre in Mallow, trying out both the ziplining and the aqua park.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto Results 20th August 2017. Jackpot €1,600. Numbers drawn 4, 28, 35. No winner. €50 Gill Kelleher, Kilberrihert. €20 each John Hubbard Ballyvongane, Pat Corcoran Mid Cork Pallets, Catherine & Don McCarthy Inchaleagh, Sinead Twohig Meadowlands Macroom.
27th August. Jackpot €1,750. Numbers drawn 3, 13, 30. No winner. €50 Kieran Leahy Ballinagree, €20. each Noreen Spillane Ballinagree, Matthew, Ted, Gobnait McCarthy Ballyvongane, Denis Lynch Knockrour, Paul O'Sullivan Rusheen.
3rd September, 2017. Jackpot €1,900. Numbers drawn 11, 40, 41. No winner. €50 Dan & Marie MacSullivan Carrigagulla Ballinagree, Mary O'Sullivan Horsemount Ballinagree, Sheila & Julie Carroll Shanakiel, Theresa O'Donoghue Carrigagulla, Joan O'Connell Bealnamorrive.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto numbers drawn on 3rd September 7,10,23,27. One winner of €6,800. Congratulations to Marie Curtin, Coachford. €50 Ellen, Eileen & Mary Leeview. €25 each to Pat O’Donoughoe Gurrenleigh and Linda , Eddie, Mary , Gonnait Carrigadrohid. €25 on line Ronan Conlon.
September 10th. Numbers drawn 6,10,15,27. No winner of €5,000. €50 Con Murphy Farran €25 each Eilly O’Connor, Aherla. Liam & Nora Lyons. Canovee. €25 on line Joanne Whelton
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto Results. 30/8/2017. No Jackpot winner. €70 Danny & Pauline O’Connell, 12 The Terrace €20 each Eddie McDonagh, Sleaveen West. Connie & Linda O’Riordan, Carraigaphooka. Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Mary Murphy, Berrings
6/9/2017. €70 Michael Looney, Kilpatrick €20 each Murt Buckley, Lactify. Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Raymond McCarthy, Bealnamorrive. Con O’Leary, The Glebe.. Next Week's Jackpot €1,600.
Kilmichael GAA Lotto 28.08.2017: Jackpot €12,100. Numbers 2-21-25-29. No winner; €50 Valerie O'Leary, Rosnakilla; €25 each Dermot Foley, Rosnakilla; Derry Murphy c/o Jerry Masters; Tony O'Driscoll, Gortroe.
04.09.2017: Jackpot €12,250; Numbers 17-29-30-33; No winner; €50 Colm Dromey, Cooleclevane; €25 each Marie Noonan, Inchigeela; Margaret Lehane, Deshure; Willie Hurley, Mallow, Coppeen
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 29/08/2017. Jackpot €2.200. No Winner, Numbers drawn: 6-13-18. €70 Dawn & Cameron Murphy, 9 Cork Street €20 each. Mary T. Corcoran, Lissacreasig2 John & Carmel O'Mahony, Cork Street, 2 Stephen Kelly, Kilmichael2 Olivia O'Sullivan, c/o Evelyn Mc Sweeney.
5/09/2017 Jackpot €2,400. No winner. Numbers drawn: 3-5-26.. €70 Sean & Caoimhe Buckley, Lower Farran, Ovens. €20 each. Kathy Looney, 18 The Lawn, Mountmassey Serena O' Shea, Castlecourt. Carmel O'Mahony, Cork Street. Pat O'Brien Clondrohid. Pat Crowley, The Hermitage.
Kilmurry GAA Lotto 28 August. No Winner. Jackpot 2,000. Winning numbers 3,29,32. €50 Eamon Guerin €20 each: Fiona Murphy, Bonnie, Finbarr Healy, Freya O Leary, Niamh O Sullivan.
04 September. No Winner. Jackpot €2,200. Winning numbers 25,32,37. €50 Aileen O Sullivan €20 each Jackie O Sullivan, Margaret Burke, Kathleen O Leary, Paul Barrett, Bonnie.
Macroom F.C. Lotto 04/09/17: Jackpot €7,600. Numbers drawn: 9, 19, 29. No Winner €80 Tom Quinn c/o Noel. €20 each Steven Crowley c/o JC's, Mary Anne Healy c/o Breda, Declan Coughlan c/o TP's, Lydia c/o Janet.
11/09/17 Jackpot €7,800. Numbers drawn: 7, 17, 35. No Winner. €80: Hughie Kelleher c/o Golden's. €20 each: Brian and Margaret c/o Greyhound, Jennifer Goulding c/o June, Denis Murray c/o Murray's, Declan Tobin c/o Evelyn.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results. 4/9/2017. Jackpot: €2,800. Numbers Drawn: 21 – 25 – 35. No Winner. €40 Pat Delaney, €20 Ger O’Connell, Karen Kelleher, Declan Kiely (Yearly Ticket), Ray O’Riordan.
11/9/2017. Jackpot: €3,000. Numbers Drawn: 4 – 23 – 30. No Winner. €40 Jillian O’Shea, €20 Paddy Finnegan, Sam Murphy, Michael Goulding, Jillian O’Shea.
Carriganima Tractor Run 2017: On Sunday September 17, Millstreet Vintage Club are holding "The Carriganima Tractor Run" in aid of the C.A.R.T., the local bus service .Registration from 11am onwards, with run starting at 12 .30 sharp. All entries welcome on the day . An enjoyable day of scenic views and an evening’s entertainment with a BBQ afterwards and a large screen to view the All Ireland Football final at The Pub, Carriganima .All interested turn up on the day or contact Ryan 0862158994 or Séan on 0872600640.
Retired Active Group: A meeting with the intention of setting up a Retired Active Group in Clondrohid and surrounding areas will be held in the Community Hall Clondrohid on Monday night, Sept 25 at 7pm. Several speakers from I. R. D. Duhallow will attend. This could be a great opportunity to develop a great social outlet in our Community. Age is not a barrier .Come to meeting and see is it something you would be interested in.
Carriganima Fun Run Despite the bad weather, a great crowd turned out for this 5th annual event and it was a great success once again. Well done to all who participated and to the organisers..
Congratulations: to the Cork Camogie Team on their great win over Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final. Congrats to all involved and especially to Rena Buckley the captain . Congrats to the U 12 Laochra Óg Camogie team on reaching a Cork Co. final in Ballinlough on Sat Sept 23. Well done to all involved. Good luck to the U 16’s who drew with Blarney last weekend in Championship.
Teddy’s Dancing: Now that the evenings are closing in on us it is time to think of getting together on the dance floor, and no better place than Clondrohid Hall. Teddy is resuming his sets/ waltzes /two steps/ etc for adults on Tues night Sept 26 at 8pm. Everyone welcome. Dancing will resume for the younger folk on Saturday night, Sept 30 at 7.30pm.
Some of the many organisers, helpers & supporters of The Liz Lucey Memorial Run at the cheque presentation night in The Briar Rose Bar, Inchigeela. © Nóirín Uí Thuama.
Diocesan Transfers. We were saddened to hear of the transfer of our priest, Father Martin O’Driscoll, who has been in our parish for five years. Fr Martin has been posted to Bantry and we extend congratulations to him on his promotion to Canon. We thank him sincerely for all his good work in Iveleary and for sharing his positive attitude, his help and kindness. And best wishes go to him in his new parish. A Céad Míle Fáilte to our new Parish Priest, Fr. Anthony O’Mahoney, who comes to us from Bandon. Fr Anthony is a native of Ardfield, near Clonakilty. He will find a warm welcome in Iveleary and we pray every good wish to him and his ministry with us.
O’Leary Clan Gathering. The annual O Leary Clan meeting, hosted by Joe and Ann Creedon, was held in Inchigeela last weekend and was a very enjoyable occasion. ”Two Soldiers –Two Countries” was the theme for 2017. The first soldier was Daniel Florence O’Leary, a young Corkman of Iveleary descent. He left Ireland for South America in the early 19th century and fought in the army of General Bolivar, in the wars against Spanish rule. He is remembered and respected still today as a General, a Diplomat and Hero in South America, and honoured with many places now bearing his name. The lecture on Daniel Florence was given by Carolyn and Sally O Leary The next soldier of the theme title was Michael O Leary, a Victoria Cross recipient for acts of supreme bravery in WW1. He was born in Kilbarry, about 2 miles from Inchigeela and attended Kilbarry National School. O Leary spent a most amazing life, for apart from dispatching at least 8 German soldiers single-handedly in France, he already had been a Mounted Policeman in The NW Territory in Canada. He was sent to Gallipoli, where he survived to become a policeman again in Canada and even went on to fight in World War 2 .The lecture on Michael O Leary was given by Michael Galvin of Kilmurry.
The Clan gathering had a strong representation from all over Ireland and the world. The longest journey to Iveleary was made by Margarita Ruis, who travelled from Columbia in South America with two companions, Cecilia Varon and Norma Charrarro, no strangers to Inchigeela. Margarita is a 5th generation descendant of the Daniel Florence referred to above. The O Leary guests in Inchigeela were taken on trips to sites in the locality connected with the O Leary name. There was music and songs and lots of chat. Many new friendships were made and many old friendships renewed during a very enjoyable few days.
Computer Course Opportunity knocks for those of us who are unfamiliar or a bit uneasy with computers, printers, emails and the Internet. A 5 week course on these skills, FREE to everyone, will be held in Inchigeela before Christmas. If you are interested, please indicate so to Teresa at (086)1528433 as soon as possible, or to any member of Croí na Laoi. This is very important, as the number of applicants will determine if such a course can go ahead.
Walk Launch Please support the walk launch on Sat 23rd Sept. The newly appointed Mayor of Cork County, Councillor Declan Hurley, has honoured us by cutting the ribbon on the walk routes, which have been mapped and signed by Croí na Laoi. Meet at The Square, Inchigeela Sat 23rd, 11am.
Off to the Ball for Coachford College Debs and Grads ©Peter Dineen
This is the 28th year of Bengour Harvest festival. The Annual Field Day will take place on Sunday, 17th September from 1.30p.m. on the Coppeen to Crookstown Road. The official opening will be performed by the newly elected Macra na Feirme President, James Healy, Donoughmore. Music will be provided by Back on Track. We will have plenty to offer on the day such as Vintage Display where we will celebrate 100 years of Ford, Side Shows, Children's Races and plenty more. Make sure to come along and support, as all proceeds are going to Marymount Hospice, Cork Cancer Research Centre and Cork University Hospital.
Terelton Parent and Toddler group will recommence on Monday, September 11th in Terelton Community Hall. This is a local, voluntary-run support group which offers babies and toddlers and their parents/ carers a safe and secure environment in which to play and socialise. All the children have access to a variety of play equipment and it provides them with the opportunity to socialise and interact with other young children. It provides all children with a valuable stepping stone to pre-school and it offers a support network for parents/ carers where issues can be discussed and advice and ideas shared. Tea/ Coffee/ Biscuits are provided and please bring a healthy snack and drink for your child. We meet every Monday morning from 10am-12pm and it costs €4 per family. Babies and Toddlers from all surrounding parishes are most welcome. If you would like any further information please contact Therese @ 087 6221659.
John A Wood block yard at Classis Ovens in 1934. ©
Independence Museum Kilmurry will present a temporary exhibition on the history of the Stone Sand & Gravel Industry in the Bride Valley during the month of October. It will be officially opened on Saturday 7th October at 2.30 pm by Mr. Richard Wood, former Chairman of John A Wood Ltd and will include many photos and items from Richard’s own collection. The exhibition will feature Castlemore Quarries, Finbarr O’Neill Ltd., William Ellis & Son Ltd and Jerh O’Regan & Son. Among the items to be seen will be a Liner hand operated block machine and other artefacts from this important industry which continues to this day. There will also be many photographs of the people who worked in these firms and a number of these former employees will be available to speak of their working lives during a time of great change.
Previous exhibitions on Howard’s Bellmount Mills in 2015 and The Local Creameries in 2016 proved very popular and we are confident this will be as well received. Everyone is welcome to the official opening on Saturday 7th and the temporary exhibition will be on view each Sunday in October from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Macroom County School Shield A (U-14) Football Champions 1967. ©Dennis Dinneen Collection.
Back row: Michael Shannon, Don Lynch, Tom McSweeney, Jimmy Hurley, John O’Callaghan, Seán Bradley, Gerard Buckley (Main St.), John O’Connor, Denis Murphy, and Gerard Buckley (South Sq.)
Middle Row: Dónal Kiely, John O’Sullivan, Lawrence Walshe, Chris Cronin, Bro. Stanislaus, Jimmy Lynch, Connie Kelleher, Thomas Creedon and Mickie Browne.
Front Row: Tim O’Sullivan, Patrick Goold, Joe Moloney, Tony Deasy, Danny O’Donoghue (captain), Dan O’Riordan, Leo Goold, Paudie Murphy and Dónal Lucey.
By Con Kelleher
Macroom GAA club has a very proud record in under-age football, and in particular, it has excelled at minor and U-14 levels. Macroom has won U-14 county titles in 1926, 1927, 1929, 1943, 1944, 1946,1947, 1948, 1949, 1955, 1958 (c. James Sheehy), 1963 (c. Fr. Dick Browne) and 1967 (c. Danny O’Donoghue). The golden era was in the ‘40s when Macroom won on 6 occasions, and provided many players for the very good Macroom senior teams of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. Two more U-14 titles were each garnered in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This is an account, on its 50th anniversary, of the 1967 triumph, and what members of that side have since done in football terms.
The late and great Brother Stanislaus was in charge and training consisted of going to the Canon’s Field or the Castle Grounds each day after school and playing football. Danny O’Donoghue captained the team and was an outstandingly skilful footballer. The competition was organised on a divisional basis and it was a straight knock-out: it was played before the era of under-age leagues. Naomh Abán was Macroom’s first opposition and they had an exceptionally good side and perhaps the best U-14 player in the county that year - Jerry ‘Free’ Lynch. The first match finished in a welter of excitement and resulted in a draw – 1-4 to 2-1. The late ‘Knockie’ Cronin made a telling intervention. Ballingeary was also the venue for the replay, and in a tough and uncompromising encounter, Macroom won 5-7 to 0-1. Following that, Macroom beat Inniscarra and then overcame Blarney in the Mid-Cork final in Coachford. Blarney won a penalty and their full-back was nominated to take it. Without breaking stride, he ran from the far end of the pitch and thankfully put the kick wide. Bandon had won out in Carbery and Macroom comfortably beat them in Cloughduv. In the semi-final, Macroom was pitted against a good Mallow side which featured Billy Cronin, later to play rugby for Munster, and in Banteer, Macroom won easily enough. Riverstown hosted the final between Macroom and Youghal, who had reached the final on the back of some good displays, with the assistance of the excellent Martin D’Alton at mid-field. Macroom proved far superior on the night and emerged victorious on a score-line 6-6 to 2-2. Jubilation ruled and the late Hugo Casey, captain of the 1962 senior winning side, was on the field immediately after the final whistle sounded and he was thrilled with the win.
A number of features are worth noting:
Unfortunately Thomas Creedon, Don Lynch, Dónal Lucey, Jimmy Hurley and Bro. Stanislaus have passed to their eternal reward.
Bro. Stanislaus as trainer, was clever, passionate and inspirational.
Danny O’Donoghue was a great captain, ever reliable for scores. He won a Munster minor medal with Cork in 1971 and missed the All-Ireland semi-final and final due to a broken leg. He was also an accomplished hurler and won a Mid-Cork minor hurling medal with Aghabullogue and an All-Ireland Vocational Schools’ medal with Cork. Danny’s older brother, Jimmy, played on the first Cork team to win the All-Ireland minor football championship in 1961.
All the players were from the parish and had attended St Colman’s Boys’ National School. Jimmy Lynch, Gurteenroe, and Seán Bradley, Sleaveen, lived the farthest from the national school.
1967 was the year that Tom Creedon won his first medals with Macroom. Tom later played for Cork minors, U-21s and seniors, Munster, the Combined Universities and for the All-Stars. Tom Creedon Park is named in his honour
Many of the players still live locally.
The team was based on a good goalkeeper - Dónal Kiely; a solid and tenacious set of backs (I think of Paudie Murphy); a competitive midfield and clever forwards who made good use of the ball and scored freely. Bro. Stan’s mantra was ‘backs stick to your men and forwards break free’.
Most of the team later won country county minor medals with Macroom.
Six players won Munster minor medals with Cork, and in 1972, Tim ‘Bonzo’ O’Sullivan, Tom Creedon and Leo Goold won All-Ireland minor medals.
Three players won Munster U-21 medals in 1974 when Cork stunned a star-studded Kerry team in the Munster final in Caherciveen. Tom Creedon was heroic in that match and Leo Goold scored a late goal which helped Cork snatch victory.
Five players won county intermediate medals in 1982 and one was a selector.
Two players - Tim O’Sullivan and Patrick Goold - later ‘chaired’ the adult club. Patrick Goold was one of those instrumental in acquiring the ground for the Tom Creedon Park.
Leo’s three sons – John, Fintan and David - played for successful Cork teams. Fintan won an All-Ireland U-21 medal and was named football U-21 Hero of the Future in 2007, and won an All-Ireland senior football medal in 2010.
Several from that 1967 U-14 team are still active in Macroom G.A.A. and some have given fantastic service for almost half a century and remain passionate about their club.
John O’Callaghan was centre back and his father, Denis, was captain when Macroom won the U-14 County in 1926.
Chris Cronin was full-back and was son of ‘Knockie’ Cronin. His booming kick-outs were a huge plus.
The jerseys were light blue with a white star and the goalie’s jersey was red. In my opinion, it’s a pity that that bit of Macroom’s tradition is lost. Some of the jerseys in the picture were of a darker blue and their ‘stars’ were cut out of white shoe boxes and pinned on. The team photo was taken by the late Dennis Dinneen during the following Christmas holidays.
Under-age competitions are now organised differently and this year Macroom U-14s play Passage in the first round on the 23rd of September, and we wish them the ‘Best of Luck’.
For a number of years the Heritage Council has been coordinating a Heritage in Schools Programme where heritage experts visit schools and teach the pupils an array of different aspects from the world of Heritage. Additional specialists are now being sought, with a closing date of Friday 15th September 2017. Membership of the Panel will be for a two year term, with a six month probation period. Full details of the Scheme are available on http://www.heritageinschools.ie/about/news/call-for-applications-panel-of-heritage-specialists-2018-2020.
The historic Powder Mills building at Ballincollig, now under local Church of Ireland ownership, is to be developed as a parish centre and community space. Over the summer 2017, Carrigrohane Union of Parishes purchased the former ‘Gun store’ on Old Fort Rd, Ballincollig, to serve as a new ‘Parish & Community Centre’ in the heart of the town. They aim to bring this historic building back into use for church services and activities, ranging from children and youth groups to courses, evening events and seniors’ gatherings - all of which are open to everyone to attend. Additionally, it is hoped to create a hub that will enrich the broader Ballincollig community. It is anticipated that the redevelopment of the building will take approximately twelve months.
Saturday September 30th sees the 4th Annual Commemoration of Coolea-born An Dochtúir Dómhnall Ó Loingsigh at Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Ballyvourney from 2.30pm. Daniel Lynch was born in Togher, Coolea in 1842, 175 years ago. He attended the newly opened Coolea N.S. in 1852. He continued his studies in St Colman’s College, Fermoy and afterwards at the Irish College in Paris where he studied to become a priest. He did not complete his final year there, and instead of returning to Ireland, he joined the Pope’s Army (the Papal Zouaves) in Rome, where he took part in the Battle of Porta Pia, ‘the Capture of Rome’, in September 1870. He briefly joined the French Army and fought in the Franco-Prussian War, and after a period of capture, he was given free travel to the U.S., where it is known that he worked on the construction of railroads in New York and then followed the Gold Rush to the Rockies and New Mexico. He returned to Coolea and enrolled in Queens College Cork as a mature Medical Student in 1877 and won many awards including some for French, Anatomy and Physiology and Surgery. On graduation from Queens College in 1881, Dr Lynch returned to Ballyvourney where he worked as a Junior Doctor with the local GP Dr Kent. Dr Lynch took his place after his death.
Dr Lynch brought more than medicine to his locality. He worked to improve the lives of his patients and neighbours through his entrepreneurial activities and the continued promotion of the Irish language and culture. At his own expense he founded a general store, a bakery, a knitting factory, a livestock fair, a community hall, Ballyvourney Feis, 11 Gaelic League branches and a branch of the Land League. Padraig Pearse in 1904, during his travels throughout Ireland, said of Dr. Lynch: “In fact Ballyvourney would not be Ballyvourney without its Doctor. The rise of Ballyvourney is the most stirring example of the influence of a personality over a community.”
Gradam an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh was launched in 2015. This award is presented to a person, persons or business in the wider West Muskerry Gaeltacht who demonstrate the greatest creativity, proficiency, sustainable diversity and growth while continuing to be based in the locality. The 2016 winners were Seán Ó Liatháin and his brother the late Dónal Ó Liatháin in recognition of their entrepreneurial spirit, continued sustainable growth in their business ventures in the wider West Muskerry Gaeltacht and beyond, whilst preserving and promoting their native Irish traditions through their appreciation and support of cultural, sporting and charitable events both locally and nationally.
Cuid den slua ag nochtadh an Falla Cuimhneacháin i gCúil Aodha ©Lee Valley Outlook
Cúil Aodha Tidy Towns Committee embarked on a risky enough project when they erected a memorial wall to some of the Gaeltacht village’s former illustrious residents. Cúil Aodha already has Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne, Ionad Óige Donal Ó Liathain, Linn Snámha Concubhar Ó Laoghaire, a statue of Sean Ó Riada and a monument to Jamie Moynihan. The new memorial, a beautifully built wall made of stones from the Healy Tadhgs farm at Inchamore, has beautifully carved plaques, placed at irregular intervals, with plenty space for additions!
The plaques were unveiled during a lovely ceremony on Saturday, September 9. An tAthair Ó Briain said Mass in the local church, with music by Cór Chúil Aodha. He spoke of the importance of remembering and celebrating the contribution of those who had gone before us. After Mass, a lone piper led the large congregation to the Falla Cuimhneacháin, directly across from the hall. Fear a’ ti, Cathal Ó Riada, assisted by Sean Óg Ó Duinnin, read an explanation and commendation before the unveiling of each plaque.
Donal Óg Ó Liathain unveiled a plaque to Complacht C Cuil Aodha Óglaigh na hÉireann and Julia May Ní Chríodáin unveiled the plaque to Cumann na mBan Chúil Aodha. Nochtaigh a iníon. Máire Ui Chrualaoich, leach do Dhomhnall Ó Ceocháin, a bhí ina Thimire Gaeilge, file agus dramadóir. Bhí garinion le Domhnall Bán Ó Ceilleachair, Darina Ní Cheallanáin, i láthair chun leac a seanathar, a bhí ina saoi, Gaeilgeoir, údar agus scéalaí, a nochtadh.
Marguerite Ni Loingsigh Ui Dhálaigh unveiled the plaque to her grandfather, Amhlaoibn Ó Loingsigh, Ri-scealaí Mhúscraí and folklorist. Sile Ni Ghearailt, granddaughter of Padraig Mac Suibhne, an Suibhneach Meann, Gaeilgeoir agus file, unveiled his plaque and Danny Maidhchi Ó Súilleabháin unveiled a plaque to his brother, Diarmuidin, iriseoir agus amhránai.
Domhnall Ó Mulláin, saor cloiche, file, scéalai agus seanachaí and composer of An Poc ar Buile, had his plaque unveiled by his grandson, Donal. Liadh Ni Riada, feisire Eorpach, a nochtaigh leac dá máthair, Ruth, scribhneoir agus Gaeilgeoir . Seán Óg Ó Duinnin unveiled the final plaque to his father, Johnny, siamsóir, ceoltóir, file agus seanachaí, who was described as an early wedding planner, providing the bridal couple with transport, photography and music.
Ghuigh An tAthair Ó Briain rath ar an láthair agus suaimhneas síoraí dóibh siúd a luaitear ann agus, chan Cór Chúil Aodha ‘Mo Ghile Mear’ go binn. Bhí bia agus deoch, caint agus cómhrá ar fáil ag gach éinne sa halla ina dhiaidh san.
Comhaltas Cosanta Chúil Aodha, Cork County Council, Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí, ESBI Wind Developments – Grousemount, Údaras na Gaeltachta and the local community helped and sponsored the completion of the project.
Cór Chúil Aodha ag canadh ‘Mo Ghile Mear’ ag an bhFalla Cuimhneacháin i gCúil Aodha ©Lee Valley Outlook
Oiche Chultúir san IonadCultúrtha
Mar mhór-ócáid Oíche Chultúir 2017 ar an Aoine, 22ú Meán Fómhair i Múscraí beidh Tráthnóna Airneáin in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne ag díriú ar ardán a thabhairt d’ealaíona traidisiúnta an cheantair. Tosnóidh an ócáid ar a 7:30in le saorchead isteach do chách mar chuid den thogra náisiúnta Oíche Chultúir. I measc na n-aíonna ar an oíche beidh Craobh Lachtaín Naofa CCÉ, Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Scoil Rince Uí Thuama, amhránaithe Aisling Gheal, Jane & Ali Ní Luasa, agus a thuileadh eile nach iad.
Múscraí’s main event as part of Culture Night 2017 on Friday, 22nd September will be a Social Evening in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne focusing primarily on the traditional arts native to the area. The event, which has free entry as part of the national Culture Nght initiative, will start at 7:30pm. The evening’s stars will include Craobh Lachtaín Naofa CCÉ, Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Scoil Rince Uí Thuama, Aisling Gheal singers, Jane & Ali Ní Luasa, and many more.
My son wants to build a house on my land. He has just obtained planning permission. I intend gifting the site to him. What is needed to transfer the site into his name? What are the next steps?
Congratulations! That is wonderful news and very exciting for both you and your son. The first thing that you will need to do is call to your solicitor and instruct him or her of your wishes to transfer the site to your son. Your son may or may not have his own solicitor at this stage in his life, but if he doesn’t, he will need to instruct another solicitor to act on his behalf. The same solicitor is prohibited from acting for both sides in conveyancing transactions, despite the fact that you are gifting the site.
Your solicitor will have your title deeds or, if the lands are mortgaged, they will be with your bank and your solicitor will arrange to take them up from your bank. If the property is mortgaged it will be necessary to obtain the written consent of the bank to the transfer. A release by the bank of their charge over the site to be gifted to your son will need to be obtained. Consent of the bank should be applied for as soon as possible as this may take some time.
A land registry compliant map will need to be prepared, marking the site to be transferred. If any rights of way are needed to allow your son to access the site, or any wayleaves are required to allow your son access a well etc, these will also need to be marked on the map by a suitably qualified engineer. This is done for the process of subdivision of a folio. After registration has occurred, the site will have its own standalone folio.
An auctioneer will need to be instructed to value the site for stamp duty purposes. In the case of non-residential property, stamp duty is 2% of the market value of the site. Capital Gains Tax is a tax on gains arising on the disposal of assets and is payable by the transferor. At present, there is an exemption if you transfer a site to a child to enable that child construct a principal private residence on the site, provided the market value of the site does not exceed €500,000. The area of the site (exclusive of the area on which the house is to be built) must also not exceed 1 acre.
A voluntary transfer is carried out by a Deed of Transfer. A voluntary transfer arises where a person wishes to transfer some of or all of their property, usually to a close family member during their lifetime. If the property is in the joint names of you and your spouse, it will be necessary for both to sign the Deed of Transfer.
Assets can only be transferred when you are solvent. You will need to sign a Declaration of Solvency confirming that you are capable of paying your debts and liabilities and not attempting to defeat creditors. Your son will need this declaration when he is putting his mortgage in place. If a person that has transferred property is declared bankrupt, the courts can seek to reverse any transfers made in the previous five years.
You will need to execute the Deed of Transfer and then your son will execute it. Once the deed has been signed, your son’s solicitor will arrange to stamp the deed with the Revenue Commissioners and lodge the application in the Land Registry for registration. Once the deed is executed, your son will own the site, despite the fact that the Land Registry application has not yet been finalised. His application will be assigned a dealing number by the Land Registry. He can proceed to put his mortgage in place.
Karen Walsh, from a farming background, is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors, 17, South Mall, Cork (021-4270200), and author of ‘Farming and the Law’. Walsh & Partners also specialises in personal injury claims, conveyancing, probate and family law.
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.
Cork captain and RTE Player of the Year, Rena Buckley, reclaims the O’Duffy Cup Cup for the Rebels for a record breaking 27 time at the Senior Camogie final 2017 ©Lee Valley Outlook
Cork 0-10 Kilkenny 0-9
Euphoria reigned after Cork’s unexpected win, (by the narrowest of margins and with seconds to go) over 2016 Camogie champions, Kilkenny in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship final at Croke Park on Sunday, September 10. Commentators and journalists competed in an upward race to heap honours on Cork’s low-key captain, Rena Buckley. And no one deserves them more. A model for all women, Rena captained the Rebels to a 27th All Ireland victory, outstripping Dublin who have 26 Camogie All Ireland titles. Rena also made personal history as she now holds 18 All Ireland medals, the highest combined tally of All-Ireland Senior medals for men and women. She has seven Camogie medals and eleven in Ladies Football. She is also the only player, male or female, to captain her county to All-Ireland victory in both codes.
We have long been fed with tales of great sportsmen from Cork, Kerry, Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway, etc. But which of them can equal Rena’s tally of medals and emulate her record of selfless leadership. Among suggestions made to honour the Inniscarra lass, who played club football with Donoughmore and has a Physiotherapy Clinic in Macroom, were:
• that a statue be erected to her in Patrick Street in Cork or in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh, with vastly improved facilities for ladies games added at the Cork G.A.A HQ;
• that Macroom Bypass be named Bóthar Rena Buckley
• that Inniscarra Dam be dedicated to her
• that she be put forward for the next Presidential election
• and, in the day that was in it, that she be the next Garda Commissioner.
The final was a game of two halves, played in very wet, windy conditions. Cork were very much in the ascendancy in the low-scoring, dour first half. Kilkenny came back to draw level and go into the lead early in the second half. But the Rebels had heroes all over the pitch: injured soldier, Gemma O’Connor, stalwart battler, Aisling Thompson; nifty, accurate Orla Cronin; the redoubtable Amy O’Connor; more than a goalkeeper, Aoife Murray and their woman for all seasons, captain, Rena Buckley. And to save them the agony of having to do it all again when the teams seemed locked on 9 points each in injury time, super sub, Julia White, did a Houdini act and scored the winning point through the narrowest of windows in the Kilkenny defence.
To make us even prouder, Rena delivered the winning captain’s acceptance speech i nGaoluinn binn Mhúscraí. Later in the evening, she was named RTE Player of the Year and one of seven Cork players on the Camogie Team of the Year along with Orla Cronin, Player of the Match on Sunday, Aoife Murray, Pamela Mackey, Ashling Thompson, Orla Cotter and Amy O'Connor.
The Lee Valley was very well represented on the victorious Cork team. As well as Captain, Rena Buckley from Inniscarra was her team-mate, Niamh McCarthy; goalkeeper, Aoife Murray, Cloughduv; Hannah Looney, Killeagh but with strong Macroom roots and trainer, Paudie Murray.
Scorers for Cork: Orla Cronin 0-3; Amy O’Connor, Orla Cotter (fs) 0-2 each; Katriona Mackey, Gemma O’Connor, Julia White 0-1 each.
Cork: Aoife Murray, Laura Treacy, Rena Buckley, Libby Coppinger, Gemma O’Connor, Pam Mackey, Chloe Sigerson, Eimear O’Sullivan, Aisling Thompson, Amy O’Connor, Orla Cronin, Orla Cotter, Hannah Looney, Niamh McCarthy, Katriona Mackey. Subs: Lauren Homan for Looney (52), Julia White for Sigerson (60+1). Trainer: Paudie Murray.
Brenda Donoghue of the Marty Squad interviews Mary Buckley, twin sister of Cork Camogie captain, Rena, after Cork had won the All Ireland in Croke Park ©Lee Valley Outlook
Cork 1-9 Meath 1-9
Cork Intermediates must do it all over again on October 1 in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final replay. Going into Camogie Day in Croke Park on September 10, the Intermediates seemed to be Cork’s main hope for success, as the ‘experts’ didn’t give the Seniors much of a chance against the might and skill of Kilkenny. As things turned out, Cork Intermediates were glad to come away with a draw as the final whistle sounded before a Meath ball went over the bar for what might have been a killer blow to the Rebels.
Rachel O’Shea opened the scoring for Cork and by the 10th minute, Caroline Sugrue and Linda Collins had also scored. Keeva McCarthy shot a brace, the second a really well-crafted score after good work by Sugrue and Collins, as Cork went 0-6 to 0-2 ahead but Meath responded with four in a row. McCarthy was on target once more for Cork and Hickey’s goal made it 1-7 to 0-6 at half-time. The second half had a rip-roaring start, with Amy Gaffney pointing directly from the throw-in, and Kristina Troy blasting a goal a minute later. Player of the match, Finola Neville and O’Shea moved Cork ahead quickly but the Leesiders failed to score in the last 26 minutes. Dillon halved the gap in the 52nd minute but it wasn’t until the second minute of injury time that she was able to hit the leveller, just after Hickey had been sent off for a second yellow card offence.
Scorers for Cork: R O’Shea (1f), K McCarthy (2fs) 0-3 each; K Hickey 1-0; F Neville, L Collins, C Sugrue 0-1 each
Cork A Lee, L Weste, S Harrington, N Ní Chaoimh, R Kileen, S Buckley, L Callanan, Finola Neville, J Barry, Katelyn Hickey, Keeva McCarthy, Maeve McCarthy, Rachel O’Shea, Linda Collins, Caroline Sugrue. Subs: M Buckley for M McCarthy (46), S Fahy for O’Shea (60)
Cork 0-18 Mayo 3-11
After a record run, holding eleven of the last twelve All Ireland senior titles and six-in-a-row, Cork have been defeated by Mayo in the 2017 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship semi-final. They could have won but, instead, they lost out by two points to Mayo and the vintage Cora Staunton, who suffered many defeats by the Rebels during her decades of sterling service to Mayo. Orla Finn outscored Staunton on the day, getting 13 of Cork’s 18 points, while Staunton notched up a devastating 1 – 9. Mayo now face Dublin in both Ladies’ and Men’s All Ireland Senior Championship finals.
Cork won the 2017 League but, with injuries and retirements, had a poor start to the championship, losing to Kerry and Waterford in the Munster championship. They made a slow recovery through the back door, defeating Monaghan narrowly and Galway by 24 points, to book a place in the last four of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship. But the Rebel dream ended at Breffni Park, Cavan on September 2, while 35-year-old Cora Staunton goes in search of her 5th All Ireland medal on September 24.
In the semi-final, Cork couldn’t get that crucial goal. They had a glorious chance when Finn was fouled with four minutes left. But the Mayo goalkeeper saved the resultant penalty from Eimear Scally, when a goal would have put Cork a point clear. Finn’s 11th free of the afternoon cut the deficit back to just a point but in the 59th minute, Staunton put over what would prove to be the insurance score. 2016 Player of the Year Bríd Stack, who’d carried a hamstring injury into the game, was taken off with eight minutes left.
The first half was level five times, with goalkeepers Byrne and Martina O’Brien excelling with some brilliant saves. It was a first half shoot-out between Finn and Staunton – as the Cork forward collected seven points (six frees), with Staunton registering 1-6 (two points from frees). Mayo led by 1-7 to 0-8 at the break. Cork, assisted by the wind, turned up the heat after half-time to move two points clear – 0-14 to 1-9. But two quick-fire goals swung the pendulum back in Mayo’s favour, putting them four points clear – 3-9 to 0-14. Cork kept on battling and could have had an elusive goal with 11 minutes left. Áine O’Sullivan looked certain to find the net but the ball rebounded to safety off the upright. Mayo had another let-off when Byrne stopped Scally’s penalty. Staunton had the final say with a late point to seal Mayo’s place in the final.
Scorers for Cork – O Finn 0-13 (11f), Á O’Sullivan 0-2, R Phelan C O’Sullivan & B O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
Cork – Martina O’Brien;; Emma Spillane, Bríd Stack, Roisin Phelan; Ashling Hutchings, Eimear Meaney, Shauna Kelly; Niamh Cotter, Melissa Duggan; Ciara O’Sullivan, Doireann O’Sullivan, Brid O’Sullivan; Áine O’Sullivan, Eimear Scally, Orla Finn.
Subs – Libby Coppinger for Scally (25), Marie Ambrose for Meaney (37), Orlagh Farmer for Cotter (46), Scally for Á O’Sullivan (51), Louise Coholan for Stack (52).
Go raibh maith agaibh! While we regret Cork’s loss, we recognise that it is for the good of the game that the title rotates. And we remember the many victories enjoyed by a great group of women and friends over the years. They have never lost an All Ireland! Their first appearance in a final was when they won the 2005 game against Galway. In the intervening years, they had only one stumble, when they were defeated by Tyrone in the quarter final in 2010. And now, they have gone down in the semi-final to Mayo. Most of their final matches were highly exciting, with a winning margin of one or two points. Their magnificent resurrection in the 2014 final, when they came from 10 points down with a quarter of an hour to go, to defeat Dublin by a single point, was the stuff of dreams (nightmares for the Dubs!). It earned them the RTE Team of the Year Award and brought women’s sport to public consciousness and earned some, if not sufficient, sponsorship. We remember with pride and gratitude the many great Lee Valley players, among them Juliet Murphy, Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Vera Foley, Eimear Scally and many, many more.
Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach.
2 Mid Cork teams: Muskerry and Ballincollig
Round 3 Bishopstown 2-7 St Finbarrs 1-17
Round 4 Clyda Rovers 1-11 UCC 1-15. Nemo Rgrs 2-20 Kiskeam 0-11. Valley Rovers 0-18 Avondhu 1-14. Ballincollig 2-20 Carrigaline 1-8. St Finbarr's v CIT. Duhallow a bye. Carbery Rangers a bye. Castlehaven a bye.
Quarter-Finals draw qualifiers: (A) Carbery Rangers v Castlehaven. (B) Ballincollig v St Finbarrs /CIT. (C) Valley Rovers v Duhallow. (D) Nemo Rangers v UCC
Semi-Finals. A v B C v D
Relegation Group play off : Newcestown v Doheny’s; loser v St Nicks; Clonakilty v O’Donovan Rossa.
6 Mid Cork teams: Ballinora, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Macroom, Naomh Abán. Macroom and Béal Átha have now been beaten at the quarter final stage, leaving only Éire Óg still in contention. Ballinora, Grenagh and Naomh Abán all lost out earlier.
1 Mallow 2-12 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 0-9
2 Bantry Blues 1-4 Bandon 1-9
3 St Michaels 2-9 ÉIRE ÓG 1-12
4 Newmarket 2-11 MACROOM 1-9
Relegation playoff: Ballinora v Nemo Rangers, Grenagh v Naomh Abán
Mallow 2 – 12 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0 – 9
Mallow repeated their second round win over Béal Átha with this win over the Gaeltacht side at Coachford. The game was played in awful weather conditions, heavy rain driven by a strong wind, and this did not suit the lighter Béal Átha men, particularly in attack. Mallow led early on by two points but Béal Átha got back in contention and it was 0-4 to 0-3 when Cork player James Loughrey punched home a goal for Mallow in the 21st minute and the North Cork men went on to lead by 1-8 to 0-6 at the interval. Mallow remained in control for the second half as their strong no-nonsense defence was able to deal with the Béal Átha attacks and even though they had a man red carded at the three quarter stage their massed defence meant that the Muskerry men could not find a way through easily. A second Mallow goal in the 56th minute opened up an eight point gap and guaranteed ultimate victory and there was no complaint about the justice of the result.
Mallow had ten players scoring from play, Béal Átha scores came from seven frees and two from play from Donagh Seartan. Béal Átha scorers: Aindrias Ó Coinceannain 0-4 (frees), Ben Seartan 0-3 (frees), Donagh Seartan 0-2.
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Concubhair: Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Seán Ó Donnchú, Ciaran Ó Núnáin: Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Matt Ó Riordáin: Eoin Ó Coill, Leonárd Ó Concubhair; Colmán Ó Tuama, Liam Seartan, Éanna Ó Duinnín: Ben Seartan, Andrias Ó Coinceannain Donagh Seartan. Subs: Conchuir Ó Loinsuigh h/t, Diarmuid Mac Tomas 40, Barra Ó Coinceannain 52. Ian Ó Coinceannain 57.
Éire Óg 1-12 St Michaels 2 – 9
Éire Óg, alone of three Mid Cork clubs in quarter final action, survived to keep their chances of championship glory alive, but only just, as it took a stoppage time point from a Daniel Goulding ‘45’ to force a replay against the city side at Páirc Uí Rinn. A draw was the least that the Ovens men deserved as they had looked to be in control early in the second half with a six point cushion but a goal for the Blackrock side changed the complexion of the game and it was the city side which forced the pace for the final quarter, despite playing against the wind and rain.
Éire Óg were the better side in the first half despite having a slow start. Michaels led them by 0-3 to 0-1 after ten minutes but the Ovens men recovered to draw level at 0-3 each and in fact kicked over five points in a row, two from Daniel Goulding frees, and one each from Colm O’Callaghan, Ronan O’Toole and they led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break.
Two minutes in to the second half Daniel Goulding’s shot from the right wing ended in the Michael’s net to open up a six point gap but four minutes laterthe city side were awarded a free out on the touchline, the ball was moved on for dissent and with the Éire Óg defence caught un focussed, Eric Hegarty drilled the ball to the net to leave only two points between the teams. Back came Éire Óg with points from Goulding and O’Callaghan but the loss of a player to a black card possibly unsettled their defence and Michaels got through for a second goal in the 52nd minute and led by 2-7 to 1-9 now. Twice the lead changed hands before Goulding rescued Éire Óg with his late point. Éire Óg had lost their send round game 0-12 to 0-9 to the city men and will be hoping to make it third time lucky when they meet again.
Éire Óg scorers; D Goulding 1-6 (0-4f, 0-1’45’), C O’Callaghan 0-2, R O’Toole, J Dineen, C O’Mahony and L Sheehan(f), 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: Michael Corkery, Dermot O’Herlihy, Cian O’Mahony: John Cooper, Alan O’Mahony, Fionn O’Rourke: Ronan O’Toole, Liam Murphy: Colm O’Callaghan, John Dineen, Paul McDonagh: Daniel Goulding, Liam Sheehan, Eoin O’Shea. Subs: Dermot Herlihy 43, D McCarthy 49, Alan O’Connor 56, John Kelleher 58.
Newmarket 2 – 11 Macroom 1 – 9
Comprehensively defeated by Newmarket in the second round in late May, Macroom looked to be on course to cause a major upset when they led the Duhallow side by 0-7 to 0-1 after 24 minutes of this county Premier Intermediate football championship quarter final at a very wet and windy Dromtariffe. In the last few minutes of the half however, an improving Newmarket got through for three points without reply to cut the deficit to 0-7 to 0-4 and given the prevailing conditions it was then clear that Macroom would have a battle on their hands in the second half when they would face the elements. The Macroom resistance lasted until the end of the third quarter but once Newmarket hit the front, there was always going to be only one winner of this game.
Macroom, aided by the wind and rain, started well and had five points on the board before Newmarket had their first point after 20 minutes. Fintan Goold had the opening score straight from the throw in, Tony Dineen added another within minutes, David Goold punched over on 5, and David Horgan, had a brace to bring the Macroom tally to 0-5 after 18 minutes. Conor O’Keeffe pointed a free for Newmarket but David Goold replied with a point from a blistering shot which could have yielded a goal. When Fintan Goold pointed in the 24th minute Macroom were six points clear but Newmarket were beginning to apply increased pressure on the Macroom defence, and benefit accrued in the form of three points, which left the Duhallow men in a good position at half time, only three points in arrears.
To their credit, Macroom matched the winners for most of the third quarter. Twice Fintan Goold replied to Newmarket points but after 41 minutes Macroom conceded a goal and Newmarket followed up with a point to take the lead and they were buoyant now and added a further point as the last quarter commenced.
The game was clearly sliding away from Macroom at this stage and the second Newmarket goal from Conor O’Keeffe in the 53rd minute was a mortal blow to Macroom’s chances. In the time remaining, David Horgan, the only forward to score for Macroom had an opportunist goal and Fintan Goold did have justifiable claims for a penalty ignored.
Scorers for Macroom; D Horgan 1-2, F Goold 0-4, D Goold 0-2, T Dineen 0-1.
Macroom: Declan Kiely: Kevin O’Dwyer, Rory Buckley, Michael Cahill: Michael Cronin, Fintan Goold, David Cotter: David Goold, Tony Dineen: Mark Corrigan, Conor O’Sullivan, Don Creedon: Patrick Lucey, Seán Kiely, David Horgan. Subs; Robbie O’Dwyer 40, Alan Quinn and Olan Murphy both on 48, Ciarán Murphy 55.
2 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra
Round 2A (Winners of Round 1) Glanworth 2-15 Millstreet 1-6
Millstreet 0-11 Mitchelstown 1-13
Mayfield 1-8 AGHABULLOGUE 1-14
Rockchapel 1-19 Glanmire 2-11
Glenville 0-10 Ballydesmond 0-10 – draw
Ballydesmond 2-11 Glenville 0-10 - replay
Clonakilty 1-10 Gabriel Rangers 1-20
Round 4: (A) Ballydesmond 1-14 Mitchelstown 1-14 - draw
(B) Aghabullogue 1-12 Rockchapel 2-9 - draw
(1) Kanturk v Glanworth
(2) Kildorrery 0-13 St Finbarr’s 0-9
(3) Gabriel Rangers 2-5 CILL na MARTRA 2-10
(4) A v B
Semi-Finals 1 v Kildorrery, Cill na Martra v 4
Relegation playoff: Carrigaline v loser of Youghal v Kinsale; Douglas v Adrigole
Aghabullogue 1 – 12 Rockchapel 2 – 9
A match in which Aghabullogue had victory seemingly secured at one stage, they led by 1-8 to 0-2 at half time, ended with the Mid Cork side glad to get a replay when John Corkery pointed an equaliser in injury time. Rockchapel did the damage in a second half period of dominance culminating in a second goal after 50 minutes which brought the Rock level at 2-5 to 1-8 and in the driving seat for the run in to full time. Aghabullogue then went back in front before falling behind by a point. To their credit, Aghabullogue came from one point behind on three occasions in the closing minutes to earn their second chance and so will reasonably happy with the outcome.
After an early exchange of points Aghabullogue took over and their goal in the 21st minute from David Thompson gave them a 1-5 to 0-2 lead at that stage. They added three more points without reply to lead by nine points at the break and it looked enough to see them home.
The Rock took over on the restart and two points were followed by a goal to reduce the gap to a manageable four points at the three quarter stage. Another point left a goal between the teams and then in the 50th minute the Duhallow side scrambled home a goal to level the scores and the game was slipping away from Aghabullogue at this stage. Inspired by Mark Long, Mathew Bradley, Niall BarryMurphy and John Corkery, Aghabullogue dug deep, steadied the ship and rallied with great spirit and in the end their courage paid dividends as they earned the right to have another go off the equally spirited Rock for progression to the quarter final stage..
Aghabullogue scorers: M Bradley 0-6 (0-1’45’), D Thompson 1-0, E O’Sullivan 0-2 (f), John Corkery 0-2, M long and P Finnegan 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: John Buckley: Paul Ring, Dhani Merrick, Alan Hogan: Jerome Corkery, Ryan Dennehy, Mark Long: David Moynihan, Mathew Bradley: Micheál Twomey, Evan O’Sullivan, Niall BaryMurphy: David Tompson, Patrick Finnegan, John Corkery. Subs: Niall Buckley 50, Seán O'Sullivan 54, B Casey 58, D Twomey 58.
Cill na Martra 2 – 10 Gabriel Rangers 2 – 5
It was not as easy as many thought it might be but Cill na Martra eventually did deservedly win this county intermediate quarter final at Aughaville and so are into the last four of the competition. The Saturday afternoon weather was appalling but the teams provided spectators with a rousing encounter which was not decided until the closing minutes, the second goal for the winners coming in the 59th minute.
Cill na Martra took an early lead with points from Martin Ó Conchuir and Mike Ó Deasúna but Gabriels hit them for a goal and when they followed with a point it was last year’s junior champions who led by two points after six minutes play. Back came the Muskerry men and after sustained pressure a high ball in from Marc Ó Goili was flicked on to the net by Maidhchí Ó Duinnín to put them back n front. With centre field dominance from Mike Ó Deasúna and Gearóid Ó Goilí, Cill na Martra powered on and increased their advantage to four points but Gabriels got in for a second goal in the 19thminute and added a point to draw level. A further point gave the West Cork side the lead which they held to half time, 2-3 to 1-5, after a half dominated by Cill na Martra.
Cill na Martra got back in front early in the second half through points from Martin Ó Conchuiir and Ó Deasúna but in difficult conditions Gabriels equalised and it was level at the three quarter stage 2-4 to 1-7. Points were exchanged, before Martin Ó Conchuir put the winners back in front again, Daire MacLochlainn doubled the advantage and then a minute from time Shane Ó Duinnin got a second goal for Cill n Martra to settle the issue finally.
Cill na Martra scorers: M Ó Duinnín 1-2, S Ó Duinnín 1-0, M Ó Conchuir 0-3, M Ó Deasúna (0-2f) 0-3, M MacLochlainn and D Ó Duinnín 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: James Aynsley: Marc Ó Goilí, Graham Ó Mocháin, Daire MacLochlainn: Seán Ó Céilleachair, Danny Ó Conaill, Antóin Ó Cuana: Gearóid Ó Goilí, Mícheál Ó Deasúna; Martín Ó Conchuir, Dan Ó Duinnín, Colm Ó Laoire: Maidhchí Ó Duinnín, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Shane Ó Duinnín. Fear Ionaid: Tadhg Ó Corcora h/t.
2 Mid Cork teams: Cill na Martra and Kilmurry
Quarter-Finals: Carrigaline 0-13 Clonakilty 0-13 – draw. Replay: Carrigaline 0-13 Clonakilty 1-11. CILL na MARTRA 4-10 Doheny’s 3-9. Beara v Douglas. KILMURRY 1-15 Valley Rovers 3-9 a draw. Kilmurry 1–12 Valley Rovers 1–10 – replay.
Semi Finals: Cill na Martra v Clonakilty. Kilmurry v Douglas or Beara.
Final: Kilshannig 3-11 Robert Emmett’s 1-11
Final: Dromtarriffe 1-14 St Kevins 2-8
County Junior A Football Championship
Round 1. Boherbue 4-10 v Urhan 0-4. Kilmurry v Kilbrittain. Kilmacabea v Avondhu (Runners up). Delanys 0-10 Knocknagree 1-17. Carrigdhoun (Winners) v Iveleary. Avondhu (Winners) v Imokilly (Runners up). Imokilly (Winners) v Carrigdhoun (Runners Up). Garnish 0-10 Whites Cross 1-10. Another draw for the Quarter-Finals.
Round 1. Imokilly (Winners) v Carrigdhoun (Runners Up). Avondhu (Winners) v Muskerry (Runners Up). Duhallow (Winners) v Seandun (Runners Up). Muskerry (Winners) v Duhallow (Runners Up). Nemo v Balinascarthy. Carrigdhoun (Winners) v Imokilly (Runners Up). Clonakilty v Avondhu (Runners Up). Another draw for the Quarter-Finals.
Quarter-Finals (A) Imokilly v Carrigdhoun. (B) Beara v Avondhu. (C) Carbery v Muskerry (D) Duhallow v Seandun.
Semi-Finals A v B, C v D
Quarter-Finals (A) Imokilly v Carrigdhoun. (B) Duhallow v Carbery. (C) Avondhu v Seandun (D) Muskerry a bye. Semi-Finals A v B, C v D
One Mid Cork team: Muskerry, qualified for Round Three, removed from competition.
Round 3: Ballymartle 1-1 Bishopstown 0-14 draw. Ballymartle 0-16 Bishopstown 0-11 replay. Erin’s Own v MUSKERRY. Carbery 1-15 Killeagh 3-23. CIT 1-18 Glen Rovers 0-21- draw. CIT 1-9 Glen Rovers 3-23 – replay. Duhallow 1-20 Bride Rovers 1-18. Bandon 1-19 Newtownshandrum 3-11. UCC a bye.
Round 4. UCC v Midleton. Sarsfields 1-15 Killeagh 1-11. Glen Rovers 0-14 Na Piarsaigh 1-12. Bandon 2-22 Ballymartle 1-15. Erins Own 1-16 Duhallow 1-9. Blackrock a bye Imokilly a bye Newcestown a bye
Quarter-Finals (A) Midleton/UCC v Sarsfields (B) Erins Own v Imokilly (C) Na Piarsaigh v Bandon (D) Newcestown v Blackrock. Semi-Finals: A v B, C v D
Relegation Playoff Qtr-Final (A) Youghal v Douglas
Semi-Finals St Finbarr’s v Losers of A. Ballyhea v Carrigtwohill
2 Mid Cork teams: Blarney and Inniscarra are now both out of championship contention.
Round 3: 2A losers v 2B winners. (A) Kilworth 0-8 Fr O Neill 3-14. (B) Carrigaline 0-15 Fermoy 2-13. (C) Valley Rovers 1-21 BLARNEY 1-8. (D) Charleville 0-19 Courcey Rovers 1-11.
Quarter-Finals: Mallow 0-21 Valley Rovers 0-17. Cloyne 2-19 Fermoy 2-12. Kanturk 1-19 Charleville 0-14 Ballinhassig 2-17 Fr O’Neill’s 1-16.
Semi Finals: Mallow v Cloyne; Kanturk v Ballinhassig
Relegation Playoff (A) Watergrasshill v Inniscarra. (B) Castlelyons v Tracton.
6 Mid Cork teams: Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra 2nds.
Ballincollig are through to the semi final stage, where they could yet meet neighbours Éire Óg. Round Four; Aghabullogue, Inniscarra B, Grenagh and Dripsey are out of the championship race.
(A) Midleton v Na Piarsaigh. (B) Sarsfield 1-31 Barryroe 0-13. (C) Blackrock 1-14 Douglas 1-15. (D) Kildorrery 3-18 Aghada 3-21. (E) Éire Óg 2-15 Glen Rovers 1-10.
Quarter-Finals. Kilbrittain 2-8 Ballincollig 1-20. Éire Óg/ Glen Rvrs. v Sarsfields. Mayfield 1-15 Douglas 1-8. Aghada v Midleton /Na Piarsaigh.
Semi Finals: Ballincollig v Éire Óg/Sars: Mayfield v Aghada / Midleton/ Na Piarsaigh
Intermediate hurling playoff 1 Dripsey v Ballygarvan. 2 Carrigaline v Meelin 3 Grenagh v Ballymartle 4 St Finbarrs v Inniscarra
Semi finals winners of 1 v 2 and 3 v4.
Round 1. (A) Douglas v Midleton (B) Sarsfields v Glen Rovers (C) Duhallow 4-18 Courcey Rovers 3-11 (D) Valley Rovers v Ballinhassig (E) Mallow v Na Piarsaigh (F) St Colman’s 1-14 Carrigaline 0-15 (G) Newcestown v Fr O' Neills (H) Charleville 2-21 Bishopstown 0-11. (I) Shandrum 4-12 St Finbarr's 1-13. (J) Blackrock v BLARNEY. (K) Erin’s Own v Killeagh/ Ita's. Ballymartle a bye
Round 2 (losers round) Ballymartle v D, J v Carrigaline, Courceys v G, St Finbarrs v Bishopstown, E v A, K v B
Inter-Divisions U21 'A' & 'B' Hurling Championships Draws
Inter-Divisions U21 'A' Hurling Championship
Quarter-Final Carbery v Imokilly
Semi-Finals Seandun v Avondhu. Muskerry v Carbery/Imokilly
Inter- Divisions U21 'B' Hurling Championship
Quarter-Final Muskerry v Carbery
Semi-Finals Avondhu v Muskerry/ Carbery. Imokilly v Carrigdhoun
Quarter-Finals (A) Imokilly v Carrigdhoun (B) Beara v Avondhu (C) Carbery v Muskerry (D) Duhallow v Seandun
Semi-Finals A v B, C v D
Quarter-Finals (A) Imokilly v Carrigdhoun (B) Duhallow v Carbery (C) Avondhu v Seandun (D) Muskerry a bye
Semi-Finals A v B, C v D
Galway 2-17 Cork 2-15Galway edged out Cork in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final. The young Tribesmen came into the game as underdogs but they hurled their hearts out to record a brilliant victory. In the final reckoning it was pure hard graft that probably won them this match, because the doggedness of their tackling, hooking, and blocking was of the very highest calibre.
Cork were 2-3 to 0-3 ahead after 13 minutes, but Galway dug in, defended with great tenacity, and had reduced the gap to just three points at the break – 2-7 to 0-10 in Cork’s favour.
Galway’s star man Jack Canning exploded into life in the second-half and provided Galway with the impetus to win the game.
Scorers for Cork: Brian Turnbull 1-7 (3f), Evan Sheehan 1-0, Liam O’Shea 0-3, Craig Hanafin 0-2, Robert Downey 0-1, Daire Connery 0-1, Barry Murphy 0-1.
Cork: Ger Collins; Conor O’Callaghan, Sean O’Leary Hayes, Eoin Roche; Aaron Walsh Barry, James Keating, Ger Millerick; Daire Connery, Diarmuid Linehan; Craig Hanafin, Liam O’Shea, Brian Roche; Evan Sheehan, Robert Downey, Brian Turnbull. Subs: Declan Hanlon (Blarney) 39, Barry Murphy 46..
Cork manager was Denis Ring, Fermoy and formerly of Canovee and Cloughduv, and team coach was John Dwyer of Ballincollig. Fergus Ryan, Mallow, a teacher at De La Salle College Macroom was one of the five strong Cork management team.
Kilmurry who defeated Iveleary in the Muskerry Junior A Football Championship final ©Lee Valley Outlook
Semi Final replay Iveleary 1 – 14 Canovee 1 – 10
Both teams upped their performance levels substantially to provide the big mid week attendance with a really fine game of football in the replay of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship semi final under lights at Macroom. Iveleary, without the injured Cathal Vaughan, deservedly advanced to their third final in a row but Canovee make them battle all the way.
The teams matched one another point for point at every stage up to the 25thminute when the score was 0-6 each. The outstanding James Moynihan and Mark Healy shared the Canovee scores equally between them; Brian Cronin had four of the Iveleary tally, two from frees, the two from play from very difficult angles, with Finbarr McSweeney and Barry O’Leary chipping in with one apiece. Points from Chris Óg Jones and Finbarr McSweeney Jnr. before the break gave Iveleary a 0-8 to 0-6 interval lead after a most enjoyable half hour’s play.
Two points in quick succession from James Moynihan had Canovee level within two minutes of the restart, Chris Óg Jones immediately put Iveleary back in front. Brian Cronin pointed an Iveleary free in the 37th minute, set up a point for Ciarán Galvin two minutes late and then pointed another free to give his side a 0-12 to 0-8 advantage. James Moynihan pointed for Canovee in the 43rd minute, Iveleary messed up a goal chance a minute later but at the three quarter stage, Brian Cronin kicked a magnificent goal for Iveleary after taking a pass from Fin McSweeney Jnr. Canovee needed a goal now and it came in the 50th minute from the penalty spot. Mark Healy was fouled, James Moynihan belted the spot kick to the net to reduce the gap to three points. A minute later the sides could have been level but Joe Creedon in the Iveleary goal saved a point blank shot from Seán O’Connor and the ball was scrambled out for a fruitless ‘45’. Iveleary did not get opened up again and Finbarr McSweeney Jnr, eased their situation with a point, and when Denis Murphy scored from Canovee, Ciarán Galvin had his second point to keep Iveleary secure.
Scorers: Iveleary: B Cronin 1-6 (0-5f), C Óg Jones, F McSweeney Jnr. and C Galvin 0-2 each, F McSweeney and B O’Leary 0-1 each. Canovee: Js Moynihan 1-6 (1-0 pen., 0-1f), M Healy 0-3, D Murphy 0-1.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Donal Cotter, Barry Murphy, Ger O’Riordan: Seán O’Leary, Daniel O’Riordan, Kevin Manning: Ciarán O’Riordan, Barry O’Leary: Finbarr McSweeney, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., Seán Lehane: Chris Óg Jones, Ciarán Galvin, Brian Cronin. Subs: Shane Galvin for B Cronin (b/c) 58.
Canovee: Cormac O’Driscoll: Liam Kelleher, James McCarthy, Michael Dunne: Blake Ring, John O‘Brien, Denis Murphy: Eamonn Lyons, Aidan Murphy: Gearóid Lucey, Brian O’Donoghue, Con Dunne: Conor Hughes, Mark Healy, James Moynihan. Subs: Seán O’connor for C Hughes h/t, Mark Walsh for C Dunne42, Brian Ahern for G Lucey 50. Referee: Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.
Iveleary who were defeated by Kilmurry in the Muskerry Junior A Football Championship final ©Lee Valley Outlook
Kilmurry 2 – 19 Iveleary 2 - 14
Kilmurry retained their Mid Cork crown at Páirc Iosagáin, Baile Mhuirne when they recovered from a poor start to be in contention at half time and then outscored Iveleary by 1-8 to 0-1 in the third quarter to lay the seeds of this victory. This latter period was a disaster from the Iveleary viewpoint as the western side had been the dominant team for most of the opening half and again went on to do well in the final quarter but they had left themselves with too much to do and could not make up the deficit. In a fine open flowing game of football, Kilmurry were deserving winners and will go on to the county championships in good heart after overcoming this testing challenge.
Iveleary were without the injured Cathal Vaughan at the start but exploded into the game from the throw in. Brian Cronin had a point straight away and Barry O’Leary had the ball in the Kilmurry net in less than two minutes, to be followed by another Brian Cronin point. Liam Wall had the opening score for Kilmurry, a point in the 6th; minute but Sean O’Leary had a point for Iveleary in reply and when Jonathan Buckley scored for the winners, Finbarr McSweeney did likewise for Iveleary to keep a five point gap between the teams, 1-4 to 0-2 after ten minutes. Kilmurry began to find their bearings at last and points from Joe Ryan, Eoghan Clifford and Ryan again cut the gap but Chris Óg Jones pointed for Iveleary in the 17th minute, 1-5 to 0-5 now the score. A superb block by Fionn Warren on Jones denied Iveleary a goal three minutes later but Jones then pointed, a score matched by a Joe Ryan point for Kilomurry. Brian Cronin had a point for Iveleary in the 26th minute but Kilmurry finished well with three crucial points in a row from team captain William Buckley which left the score at the break at 1-7 to 0-9 in favour of Iveleary who could have been much further ahead at this stage.
Kevin Manning set up Chris Óg Jones to increase the Iveleary advantage by a point on the restart but then Kilmurry hit them with a blitzkrieg. Joe Ryan pointed a free and when Iveleary lost possession in the 37th minute, Kilmurry broke quickly, Joe Creedon did well to stop Dave O’Halloran’s shot but Eoghan Clifford was fastest to react to sweep the ball to net. Points followed from Ryan, O’Halloran, Clifford, Clifford, Ryan, Wm Buckley and Ryan again and so it was a1-17 to 1-8 in the 44th minute as Iveleary seemed to have capitulated.
To Iveleary’s credit, they gave a fine last quarter performance even if the game was gone from them at that stage. Cathal Vaughan, now on the field, pointed a ‘45’ and Brian Cronin added a point before Jason McDonnell saved a point blank shot, one of several magnificent saves the Kilmurry goalkeeper produced and which earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ award. William Buckley pointed a free, Jones and Shane Galvin replied for Iveleary before another McDonnell save was followed by another Jones point, 1-18 to 1-14 the score with five minutes to go and Iveleary contemplating the ‘what might have beens’. William Buckley pointed a free, Dave O’Leary banged in a goal and Iveleary replied with a goal from Finbarr McSweeney Jnr to bring a fine final to an entertaining conclusion.
Both teams will now advance to the county championship.
Scorers: Kilmurry: J Ryan 0-7 (0-2f), W Buckley 0-6 (0-3f), E Clifford 1-3, D O’Leary 1-0, D O’Halloran, J Buckley and L Wall 0-1 each. Iveleary: C Óg Jones 0-5, B Cronin 0-4 (0-1f), F McSweeney Jnr 1-1, B O’Leary 1-0, C Vaughan 0-2 (f), S O’Leary, S Galvin 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Fionn Warren, Kevin Barrett, William Ronan: John O’Mullane, Dave O’Leary, Liam Wall: Daniel Cahalane, Greg Barrett; David O’Halloran, William Buckley, Jonathan Buckley: Joe Ryan, Dave McCarthy, Eoghan Clifford. Subs: Seán Curzon 28, Liam Long 59.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Donal Cotter, Barry Murphy, Ger O’Riordan: Seán O’Leary, Daniel O’Riordan, Kevin Manning: Ciarán O’Riordan, Barry O’Leary: Finbarr McSweeney, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., Sean Lehane: Chris Óg Jones, Ciarán Galvin, Brian Cronin. Subs: Cathal Vaughan 35, Shane Galvin 41, Ger McSweeney 58. Referee: Mr Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.
Kilmurry captain, William Buckley, receives the Muskerry Junior A trophy from Tim Holland, Ross Oil, sponsor, with on left, Willie Buckley, Vice Chairman Muskerry Board ©Lee Valley Outlook
Round 2: Cill na Martra 4-15 Iveleary 0-11
Canovee 2-8 Kilmurry 1-8
Ballincollig 2-13 Ballinora 1-7
Macroom 2-9 Gleann na Laoi 0-6
Semi finals: Cill na Martra v Canovee; Ballincollig v Macroom
Semi Final replay: Cloughduv 2-20 Ballinora 0 - 15
The replay of the MJK Oils Mid Cork junior hurling championship semi final at Ovens was a very entertaining game with strong favourites Cloughduv getting a stiff challenge from the reigning champions, Ballinora. Cloughduv started brilliantly and led by eight points, 2-5 to 0-3 at the end of the first quarter but Ballinora improved, so the gap between the teams at half time was 2-8 to 0-9, a five point difference but at least within range for Ballinora. Ballinora outscored the favourites by five points to one in the ten minutes after half time with David Howard unerring from frees and only one point separated the teams at that stage. A Mark Verling point broke the Ballinora scoring sequence however and settled Cloughduv, who were again in fine form for the remainder of the game and were clear winners at the finish. Ballinora however fought it out to the final whistle and both teams will be happy with the standard of hurling produced.
Scorers: Cloughduv: E Clifford 1-2, J Ryan 1-2, M Verling 0-6 (0-4f, 0-2’65’), M Walsh 0-3, K Walsh, B Ahern, S Curzon 0-2 each, A Murphy 0-1. Ballinora: D Howard 0-8 (frees), A O’Shea 0-3, P Fitton, M Murphy, D Corkery and D Holmes 0-1 each.
Cloughduv: Jonathan Buckley: James Moynihan, Paul O’Sullivan, Aidan Murphy: Andrew Cronin, Aidan Ahern, Liam Long: Donal Corkery, Kevin BarryMurphy: Kevin Walsh, Mark Walsh, Brian Ahern: Joe Ryan, Mark Verling, Eoghan Clifford. Subs; James McCarthy for Long (blood) 22-25, Seán O’Connor for K Walsh 38, Liam Kelleher for A Cronin 48, Brian Verling for B Ahern 53.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley: Kenneth Greally, Brendan Hourihan, Tomás McGrath; Mike Lordan, Conor Brosnan, Patrick Cronin: Alan O’Shea, Alan O’Neill: Pat Fitton, Michael Murphy, Darragh Corkery: Darragh Holmes, David Howard, Kevin Murphy. Subs: James Lordan for McGrath 17, Tim Forde for M Lordan 47. Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan, Éire Óg.
A minutes silence was observed before the game in memory of Caroline Leahy (nee Malone) daughter of Mary and Muskerry Board chairman, Pat, whose sudden death had greatly saddened the division earlier in the week.
Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship Final: Cloughduv v Blarney
Farho Under 21 A Hurling Championship Semi finals: Cloughduv v Éire Óg, Aghabullogue v Inniscarra
Farho Heating Mid Cork U 21 B Hurling championship Semi finals; Lee Gaels 6-17 Donoughmore 1-10, Western Gaels 30-4 Grenagh 1-17. Final: Lee Gaels (Dripsey /Gleann na Laoi) v Grenagh
LaochraÓg Minors played Fastnet Gaels recently in Kealkil. They were one point down at half time. Things were looking good in the second half but Fasnet Gaels fought back to level with frees and took the lead at injury time to win. Final score Laochra Óg 1-8 Fastnet Gaels 0 – 12. Thanks to team sponsors, Deasy’s Pharmacy.
Sympathy: The juvenile committee would like to offer our sympathy to the family of the late Thady Oldham. Thady was a staunch member of Macroom G.A.A. club for many years and was active on several fronts. He sold about €160,000 worth of lotto tickets over 22 years, maintained and prepared our pitches, and was an unflappable umpire. His service to the club was huge. Ar dheis Dé a anam dilís.
Match Reports: U-16s gave a great display in their first round P2 championship match against Ballygarvan. With wind advantage in the first half, Macroom were up 0-5 to nil after 15 minutes. They added 3 very well taken goals before the break courtesy of Dylan Twomey, Bradley O’Shea and Shane Meaney. The half-time score was 3-6 to 0-1. After the break Ballygarvan came into the game but Macroom weathered that storm and got some fine points to stretch their lead. They conceded 2 goals and some points late in the game. The final score was Macroom 3-12 to 2-6 for Ballygarvan. Macroom play Passage in the semi-final. Best of luck!
U-8s played as part of the Sam Maguire Festival in Dunmanway. U-6s hosted Éire Óg in Castle Grounds and really enjoyed themselves.
Macroom LGFC would like to congratulate the Cork Ladies Senior Camogie team on a brilliant win over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland. We are especially proud of our own Rena Buckley. What a legend and such an inspiration to all our young ladies. Macroom Minors were unlucky to lose out to a very skilled Ballincollig side. They had a brilliant second half but couldn't claw back the first half deficit, finishing 4-7 to 7-9. The U8's and U10's hosted Grenagh in the Castle Grounds. Almost 30 girls played. The U8s played a blitz against St Val's in Carrigadrohid. Fielding 2 teams, there was great commitment, skill and energy on display. Thanks to St Val’s for hosting us. Our U13 ladies defeated Douglas 5-6 to 1-4 in their league semi-final. Some incredible play in all positions saw our girls power through to secure their place in the final. U8's & U10's travelled to Passage West for a monster fun blitz that included over 120 teams. They played 4 games each, against Glanmire, Bandon Cats, Foxrock Cabinteely, Kilmacud Crokes Tigers, Firies Tigers, Kilavullen, St Ailbe's Cats from Limerick and Cloyne. The girls impressed in every game. There was great support from their parents. Details and photos on passagewestladiesfootballblitz.com
The Mid-Cork board has decided to run an U14 Autumn league. U14 training continues every Wednesday at 6.30p.m. in Tom Creedon Park. All our ladies train at this time, from U8 through to Minor and new players are always welcome. We were recently informed by the Mid-Cork Board that the U15 Mid-Cork Development Academy training was to take place in Macroom at Tom Creedon Park from Saturday, 9th Sept at 12 noon. Macroom LGFA are delighted to be the host club for this prestigious training which will be coached by very experienced club and county coaches including Macroom's Noel Twomey who coaches the All-Ireland finalist Cork U16 Ladies Team and our own Club Chairman, Martin O'Brien. We hope to have some photos on our Club Facebook page over the coming weeks.
by Darragh Deasy.
Adult Teams. Macroom A have qualified for the quarter finals of the Linnane League Cup following a 1-1 draw at home to Coachford and a 2-0 away win over Pearse Celtic A. The win against Pearse was particularly impressive, with Andrew Hegarty and James O'Connor getting the goals. Knocknaheeny Celtic A (away) await in the quarter finals. This is a great boost to the team who can now begin their league campaign in good spirits.
Macroom B had no fixture last week. Having played 5 league games, the team have a record of 3 wins and 2 losses. Away form has been excellent, with 3 victories coming on the road. Home form will need to improve and this is something the team will be working hard on over the coming weeks.
Underage Section: The playing season at underage level is now well underway. The U16 team, playing in the Premier league, lost their first 2 games v St. Mary's and Douglas Hall respectively. They picked up their first win with a gutsy 3-2 result v Blarney Utd. The standard of this league is really high so to get points on the board was important. Goals were scored by JK Long, Patrick Barry and Daniel Cotter in a game where every player made a fine contribution.
The U14 side travelled to play Carrigaline Hibs and came home win a 6-0 win. A fantastic team performance with Brian Healy, Mark Hunt, Patrick Kelleher and Daire McMahon having excellent games. Goals from Healy (2), Kelleher (2), Thomas Morgans and Ryan Leahy.
*For information regarding registration and any other queries, contact details for all coaches from U7 all the way to adult level are available on the club website www.macroomfc.ie.
Week 1. Seniors : 1st Donal Ahern(14) Ml Dwyer(22), Dermot O'Shea(25) 44.9. Open 4/Ball 1st Ted Murphy(10) & Andrew Murphy(20) 46 pts. Monthly Medal 1st Stephen Wills(9) 69, 2nd Padraig O'Connor (sc) 69. Club singles: 1st Conor O'Leary(18) 42 pts, 2nd Joe Courtney(12) 41 pts. Hole in one : Paddy Fitton @2nd, Anthony Hartnett @ 11th.
5-Sep-2017 Seniors Scramble First Tess Kelleher 17 Sean Mc Sweeney 18 Tony Lancaster 23 47.2 pts.
7-Sep-2017 Open 4 Ball First Paschal Mc Swiney 14 Albert Groarke 15 43pts.
10-Sep-2017 Club Singles First Aidan Kelleher 8 39pts. Second Tony Busher 11 39pts. Third Kieran Savage 16 38pts Best gross Colm Creedon 8 27pts. Best Senior Ted Murphy 10 34pts.