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Volume 1 issue 6 27/06/10

“More than just a club—it’s a faMily”

Clonakilty Chronicle

Clon win at Clon Show

Special points of interest:  Clon win at Clon Show again  Clonakilty members travel to Barcelona as Irene Cullinane travels to Nepal  John O’Leary’s 21st held in association with cake date  Clon members elected at Carbery AGM



BBQ in Ring


Barcelona trip


Irenes going away


Cake date at O’Learys


Carbery AGM


Picture of the Month


Clonakilty show was held at the showgrounds last Sunday June 13th. Clonakilty Macra had a team competing in the Summer Efficiency competition.

The competition compromised of a woodwork task, a cookery task and a PRO display. The woodwork task involved constructing a chicken coop with materials worth less than €80 using just two battery powered tools in under three hours. The cookery task was to prepare a salad for less than €15 using four hard

Clonakilty team and supporters at Clonakilty Ag Show

boiled eggs. John O’Leary, Andrew O’Sullivan and Declan McCarthy were involved in the woodwork, Mairead Cullinane and Aine O’Donovan prepared the salad while Ger O’Donovan provided

the PRO display. The team beat off stiff competition from Caheragh, Kilmeen, Ballinadee and Dunmanway to take first place. They were presented the cup for the second successive year.

Celebration night in Ring A BBQ was held in Kitty Mac’s pub in Ring on Saturday night.

This was to celebrate the three National titles won by the club

in the past year. These include the International Miss Macra by Edel Ronan, the Irish Farmers Journal Know Your Agriculture Quiz by Tom Sutton, Padraig Cunnane, John Applebe and Alan

Buttimer and the Senior Debating competition won by Irene Cullinane, Alan Buttimer, Edel Ronan and Orla Whelton. The BBQ in Ring was followed by a trip to the Venue Nightclub.



Carbery AGM

“Irene is travelling to Nepal and India for six weeks while partaking in a dental charity work programme”

The Carbery AGM was held in the Parkway Dunmanway on June 16th. The following is the Carbery Macra Executive for the 2010/11 year: President: Sean Hurley (Caheragh);VicePresident: John Kingston (Ballinascarthy); Chairperson: Brian O'Mahony (Innishannon); Vice Chairperson: Paddy McCarthy (Caheragh); Secretary: Marguerite O'Flynn (Ballinascarthy); Assistant Secretary: Fiona O'Leary; Treasurer: To be decided; Assistant Treasurer: Laura McCarthy (Kilmeen); P.R.O.: Mary O'Neill (Innishannon); Radio Officer: Ger O'Donovan (Clonakilty); Web Editor: Ann Murphy (Clonakilty); N.C.R. Tommy Moyles (Ballinascarthy); Competitions Committee: Gerard Collins (Kilmeen), Redmond Kelleher (Innishannon), Joseph Shorten (Clonakilty), Noreen

O'Regan (Caheragh); Development Committee: Kevin Walsh (Innishannon), Michael O'Donovan (Clonakilty); Sports Committee: Padraig Griffin (Clonakilty), Mags Keohane (Ballinascarthy), John O'Leary (Clonakilty); Social Committee: Louise McCarthy (Kilmeen), Edel Ronan (Clonakilty), Elaine McCarthy (Bantry), Stephen O'Neill (Dunmanway), Michael O'Mahony, Young Farmers Committee: Padraig Cullinane (Clonakilty), Pat Murphy (Ballinadee), Patrick McCarthy (Caheragh), Patrick Deasy, Development Fund Committee 2010: Mary McCarthy (Kilmeen), Sean Ronan (Clonakilty), Gerard Collins (Kilmeen), Sean O'Neill (Ballinadee). A gift was also presented on the night to Matilda O’Sullivan and Noel Crowley on their marriage since last year.

Irene’s going away A going away party was held last Saturday night for club member Irene Cullinane in Clonakilty. Irene is travelling to Nepal and India for six weeks while partak-

ing in a dental charity work programme. Irene has had a hugely successful year in Clonakilty Macra winning the Senior Debating competition in May. Irene spoke at the Launch of the Know

Your Neighbour weekend held at the ESB Customer Supply HQ. Clonakilty Macra are planning on holding a sandcastle competition and BBQ at Inchydoney Beach as last year.



Trip to Barcelona A group of six from Clonakilty Macra embarked upon a trip to Barcelona for a week in June. They were Edel Calnan, Mairead Cullinane, Rose O’Donovan, Kellie O’Donovan, Ger O’Donovan and Mark O’Driscoll. Trips carried out while in the ancient Roman city included a tour of Monjuic, Tibidado, Sagrado de Famille and the Olympic village. This is the first of three holidays planned by Mairead Cullinane with the other trips planned be-

ing to Portugal and another Macra trip in August. It seems that the Cullinane sisters are vying for most miles travelled this summer with Mairead’s sister Irene travelling to Tibet in the near future.

Theresa’s Exhibition Theresa O’Leary has just completed her final year at Crawford Art College. Her final year project was exhibited along with her classmates’ for a week in June and a large contingent of

Clonakilty Macra members travelled to the Gallery to see the work. On the final day of the exhibition, Andy O’Sullivan, Joseph O’Sullivan, Karen McCarthy and Ger O’Donovan at-

tended and met members from the Kilmeen Macra club who were also attending to view Theresa’s work. We wish Theresa well with her future arty endeavours.

Cake Date at O’Learys The Annual Gathering at the O’Leary’s in conjunction with Bonfire Night was held indoors this year. The night coincided with John O’Leary’s 21st birthday. A large crowd gathered

from 8pm. It was clear that good company and a constant flow of tea and cake is all that is required for a good party! Conversations continued till early morning about a celebrity

debating dreamteam (including Michael Gowing…) to take on the Clonakilty Senior Debating team. The night was rounded off by Sean Ronan’s entertaining playing of the recorder.

“It was clear that good company and a constant flow of tea and cake is all that is required for a good party!”

Club contacts Padraig Griffin, Chairman Edel Ronan, Edel Ronan, Secretary Cornea, Mary O’Donovan, Treasurer Skibbereen, GerCork O’Donovan, Public Relations Co. Newsletter Editor Call: 086-3985231 Email:

“More than just a club —it’s a family”

Clonakilty Macra na Feirme provides a social outlet for youth in the area and all for a very reasonable price. Whether it’s Drama or Debating, Basketball or Indoor Soccer, Ag. Affairs or Travel that interests you, Macra has it all. It is a great source of entertainment which is so vitally required in this current economic climate. The cost is just €20 for new members to join Clonakilty Macra and this provides membership until September 2011. All members can take part in any of the competitions or activities locally and regionally, nationally and internationally.


June edition of the Clonakilty Chronicle, Clonakilty Macras monthly e-newsletter

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