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Declan Kehoe Fundraiser for National Epilepsy Association. Declan Kehoe a hairdresser at Staunton Byrne 9 East Village Douglas Cork is currently organising a fundraising event for Brainwave; The National Epilepsy Association. As someone who suffers from epilepsy himself, this is very important that we continue to raise awareness and much needed funds to keep this charity afloat. Declan is to tie his fundraiser in with the National Epilepsy Week commencing 17th of May. The event will run for the month of May at Staunton Byrne and the prize is a cut and colour to the value of 150euro. The cost of entry is 2euro and all proceeds will go to Brainwave.

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• Min for Older People Aine Brady with JUlia Horgan, Dir. of Care, St. Luke’s Home (cork) and Bishop Paul Colton, Pres. St. Luke’s Home at the launch yest. of a new report identifying a new model of care to support people on their relative’s admittance to a nursing home. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The official opening of Douglas Library will take place at 2.30pm on Friday 30th April, 2010. The festivities will include: Balloons, Walk Abouts/Cork Circus, Storytelling with Pat Speight: 1.30, Puppet Show with Basher Bacon: 1.45 Official Opening with Lord Mayor, Joe Gavin, City Manager,  Liam Ronayne, City Librarian and Valerie O Sullivan, Director of Services, Rrecreation, Amenity and Culture. Bead Making Workshop: 3.00pm. Music will be provided by the Cork School of Music during the event.

Award for The Douglas Post Last Friday, Mahon Community Centre played host to a special award ceremony for groups who have contributed to the community. Lord Mayor Dara Murphy was on hand to present the awards with ourselves here at The Post getting a beautiful Cut Glass Bowl on a plinth for our contribution to the Mahon Community while members of Ballinlough and Blackrock Community Associations with Douglas Young at Heart Group, made their own individual presentations to The Post. The awards ceremony was attended by local dignitaries, local politicians, TD’s, Minister for Foreign Affairs Michéal Martin and Senator Jerry Buttimer. Lord Mayor of Cork Dara Murphy acknowledged the importance of The Douglas Post and its contribution to communities around the city and county. As I did on the day I would like to pay tribute and thank Mahon Community Centre – Denis Coffey Manager and all the fantastic staff who make the Centre what it is.

Long Weekend

• Pictured at the signing of his popular book ‘Ship of Fools’ in Douglas Bookshop, Douglas Village Shopping Centre were Fintan O’Toole flanked by Ciaran Lynch T.D. and The Douglas Post’s Ronnie McGinn. Pic:George Thompson

This weekend sees the now annual May weekend Pubs of Douglas Music Festival with a great line up of music guaranteed for the weekend. If you are travelling this weekend, take extra care on the roads and if you’re drinking – let the car at home! Enjoy!

Congratulations Congratulations to Sean Kavanagh and Mary Healy on the occasion of their wedding tomorrow (Friday). Long life and happiness from all at the Douglas Post Magazine. Slán - George Thompson - Editor • Representatives from local children’s Projects were on hand to receive their cheques from the A.I.B. (Douglas Road Branch) as part of the Better Ireland Programme sponsored by A.I.B. Pic shows Carol Anne Mackey Retail Manager A.I.B., Hugh Griffin Branch Manager, Caroline O’Leary of 65 Roses Cystic Fibrosis Charity, Maire O’Riordan St. Columbas Girls School with facilities for Deaf Children, Claire Leonard of the Bessboro Centre and Anne Dorney Manager A.I.B.Douglas Road. Pic:George Thompson The Douglas Post Magazine | Unit 14 | Morris House | Douglas West | Cork | Ireland Tel: 021 4369000 | Fax: 021 4369148 | Email: | The publishers have made every effort to ensure all information is correct at time of print, however no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions. The views expressed in the articles herein are not necessarily those of the editor or the publisher of The Douglas Post Magazine. The Douglas Post is published weekly by Douglas Post Ltd.

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Letters to the Editor

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any news, views or issues you’d like to see covered, write to the Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas West, Cork or by e-mail to Please include your name and address and a contact number. Letters may be edited due to space considerations.

Financial meltdown-A guided tour Dear Editor Who caused this financial mess? How did it start? How and when will it end? Fair questions I think you will agree, and a lot of people want the answers. We will start at the start. In 1933, following the great depression, the United States introduced the GlassSteagall act to control speculation from financial institutions. Under Bill Clintons presidency, this act was repealed in 1999, following strong lobbying from the banking sector over the previous 20 years. Banks were effectively turned into casinos in 1999. The scene was set, all as was required was a ready supply of cheap money. On september 11, 2001, the world trade centre was destroyed in New York. That wasn’t the only event that occured that day. The events of september 11, 2001, also prompted the United States federal reserve bank to lower its interest rates to 1%. Of course, not to be out done, the European central bank followed suit, as did the British, and practically every other central bank in the world. Their reason was simple, to stimulate the world economy, for fear it would slip into recession, following the terrorist attacks. This, of course flooded the world with money, practically free money! This free money had to go somewhere. Cue the Banksters! Anyone with a pulse could borrow money, for just about anything. So, people, and banks themselves started speculating. This created the biggest property and stocks bubble in history,(Ireland being the biggest property bubble of all). Banks around the western world were giving their citizens up to 10 times their income to buy houses. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the top world Banksters went nuts altogether, and “invested” heavily in derivatives and credit default swaps, using massive leverage. In august 2008, this unregulated market had “bets” outstanding of around $100 trillion dollars. In september 2008, the game was up... literally. Leahman Brothers could not cover it’s outstanding “bets” in the derivatives market, and collapsed, followed by Washington Mutual (biggest bank failure in U.S.

history). The U.S. government then stepped in to “protect the system”. This indeed did “defer” a collapse of the financial markets in 2008. But in March 2009, the financial markets collapsed.This event, prompted world governments to pump $5.5 trillion Dollars in to the global economy under the guise of “bailouts” and “stimulus plans”. When the “bailout and stimulus” money runs out, which it will, things will be worse, as we will now have this added debt pilled up. Nothing solved.....more debt created. Our new society? “the merger of state and corporate powers is fascism” This was said by none other than Benito Mussolini, and he new a thing or two about Fascism! What the future Holds The 2nd half of 2010, the United States G.D.P. (gross domestic product) will be hit hard, (as the stimulus dries up), and go into negative growth. A severe double dip recession will hit in 2011. In 2012 the U.S. deficit will be more than $2 trillion Dollars. We will see wholesale selling of dollars and other assets based in dollars (stocks, bonds etc). This event will trigger the “greatest depression”. 2012. The year of maximum turmoil in world markets, and peak tension in societies. We will see a shift in Power, Money and Wealth from the west to the east. The wealth of countries, companies and families that were dominant for so many decades, will be shifted to new ones on the other side of this massive upheavel to the east. We can say with a high degree of certainty(unless of course governments change direction) that the future will be a total disaster, with a collapse of our capitalistic system as we know it today, wars, massive government debt defaults and the impoverishment of large segments of western society. So their we have it. Interesting times indeed. Garvan Lynch.

Moments in Time Dear Editor, The recent volcanic ash problem revives shades of August 1945. The “Good Guys” drop two atom bombs on Japan. First on Hiroshima killing 71 thousand people and horribly injuring 100,000 more. The second bomb on Nagaski killed another 40,000. Survivor Akira

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed in these letters are solely those of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of The Douglas Post.

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Ishida passed one woman covered by blackened debris. Her entire body charred, her hair completely burned. She embraced a red burned baby trying to breastfeed from red burned nipples, calling the dead baby’s name again and again.

The war criminals John Bull’s Churchill and Uncle Sam’s Harry Truman never brought to trial! When will we ever learn? Neill O’Donoghue Greenhills

Senator, Jerry Buttimer

Time to harness opportunities for Cork Focus on investment needed to get 43,000 off the Live Register Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, will tonight (Thursday) tell a Fine Gael meeting that the county has become the forgotten region of Ireland and is in danger of becoming an economic black spot unless investment in the region is made a priority. “There are now more than 43,000 people in Cork on the Live Register. They are desperate to get back to work and waiting to harness any opportunity presented to them during these difficult times. “Cork must be put at the heart of investment in the southern region.  The county has enormous potential that is waiting to be unleashed - a fact that was recently acknowledged by the Lonely Planet Travel Guide which ranked it as one of the top ten travel destinations in the world this year.  This international endorsement of Cork and its people clearly recognises Cork’s great potential as an investment location with some of the brightest and most talented people in the country who are continually working to better themselves. “Businesses want to invest where it is affordable and where there is a large pool of talent to choose from.  They want to invest in a place that is vibrant and has a future supply of young people. Cork offers all of these things with its colleges and hospitals and its highly educated workforce.   “Without adequate investment in Cork, we may end up with a generation of young people forced to emigrate in search of opportunity.  We must ensure that the 43,000 people on the Live Register in Cork are given some modicum of hope for the future. “Ireland is no longer one of the most expensive destinations in Europe. We are, however, still one of the most sought after destinations in the world.  We must work to our strengths to help build solid foundations for an economic recovery so that we get our people off the dole queues and back. “It is within Cork’s reach to become the leading light in Ireland’s economic recovery, through tourism, innovation, research and community spirit. We have all the basic ingredients in abundance. By attracting adequate investment into the region we can ensure that Cork remains firmly on the map and our people get back to work to work as quickly as possible.”

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Jelly Boy Don’t you just love bank holiday Mondays? There was a time in my misguided youth when I hated them because everything shut down but now I have come to appreciate the opportunity to tune out and recharge the batteries. I woke up about 9.30 am. My husband was still asleep. I could hear the boys being boys downstairs in the living room. I thought I would chance nipping into the kitchen for a cup of coffee and grabbing a flapjack, which I made last night and ducking back into bed without raising the attention of the boys: once they know you’re up, you’re up!  I had just reached the bottom of the stairs when I was discovered. Two of them raced towards

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me and had a fight about who was going to hug me first. I peeled them off in exasperation and bolted for the kitchen.  Middle son (8) asked for a flapjack. There were three left. I gave him one.  Youngest son (6) then came in and claimed the second flapjack. I had my eye on the last one.

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cupboard door and it bashed me on the head. I closed my eyes and turned away to deal with the pain but as I did I walked into another open cupboard door that dented me on the forehead. I yanked the Doubting Thomas from the counter and throwing open the fridge door said, “There’s your stupid jelly!” Highly indignant, he turned to me and protested, “You don’t have

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Recreation, Amenity and Culture. Bead Making Wokrshop: 3.00pm. Music will be provided by the Cork School of Music during the event. Tea/coffee catering.

Douglas Writers Group Farmers Cross Ladies Club – Flower Display Meet 2nd Thursday of every month at Frankfield House. New members welcome

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St Columba’s Hall, Sports and Social Club Live music every Saturday Night. Matches live on big 8 foot screen. For booking functions contact Eoin 087 2866254

Douglas Library National Junior College Choir - Singapore In a public performance at: Douglas Library Thursday 29th April 2010 11am Free Admission Official opening of Douglas Library will take place at 2.30pm on Friday 30th April The programme is as follows: Balloons delivered (amt 200) by Balloon Surprise : 12.00 Walk Abouts/Cork Circus Storytelling with Pat Speight: 1.30 Puppet Show with Basher Bacon: 1.45 Official Opening with Lord Mayor, Joe Gavin, City Manager,  Liam Ronayne, City Librarian and Valerie O Sullivan, Director of Services,

Due to cutbacks in the Douglas Library - The Douglas Writers Group next meeting will be held in the South County on Friday the 14th May at 5.30 pm. Our sincere thanks to the O’Connor family for coming to the rescue and saving our writers group from extinction. New Members Welcome! Meetings held on the second Friday of each month.

DOUGLAS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION News (With Helen Fox PRO) Operation ‘Clean-Up Douglas’! It was all action at Douglas Community Park on Saturday morning as almost 30 people showed up for operation ‘Clean up Douglas’. School children from three local schools along with their teachers came along, St. Columba’s Boys School, with teacher Mary Scannell, St. Columba’s Girls with teacher Marina Lawlor and St. Luke’s School, with teacher Olwyn Anderson. Organizer of the event, Councillor David Boyle, was delighted with the big numbers attending. He, along with Tidy Towns members John Fitzgerald, Jane Kidney, Billy Coleman and Aidan Warner gave out the high-viz jackets and pickers and allocated people to the different areas, which included the Park, the Mangla, Douglas East and West, St. Columba’s Terrace, East Village and all the approach roads to the village.

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• Attending the Douglas Lions Club Cookery demonstration which was held in the Rochestown Park Hotel recently were from L/R: Pat and Esther Vaughan with Douglas Lions Club President Paul O’ Riardan. Picture: John Lotty.

Garda Dan Cowman attended our monthly meeting last Monday and discussed how best to deal with recurring incidences at the park such as teenagers abusing equipment at the playground, the recent spate of graffiti which defaced signage and youths gathering for under-age drinking . Better communication between the gardai, the association and the wider public and practical measures to achieve this were discussed and will worked on over the coming months.

Community Welfare Facilities A Community Welfare Officer attends at the Community Centre two mornings a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 to 11.30 a.m.

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To contact Janice, phone 4894955, or call to the centre during the above times. If you have issues of a community nature you wish us to address, you can always write a note and let it with Janice or email , and it will be put on the agenda of our monthly meeting.

Farmers’ Market held every

Saturday Providing customers direct access to quality local and gourmet food, this market takes place every Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The market offers a selection of different aromas and flavours such as Andre’s bread from the Baking Emporium, Alex, our Italian who does home-made foods; Tom Clancy’s free-range chickens and ducks along with other products from Ballycotton; Gudrun’s natural cheese from Fermoy, Sarah’s organic products from her own farm in West Cork; Old Milbank Smokehouse with its award-winning organic Smoked Salmon. There is Free Parking, Friendly Atmosphere and support for Small Irish Businesses. For more info. contact Jean at 4365631 or 087-9302600.

The Bring Recycling Area This is an easily-accessible area just inside the Church Road entrance area of the park, available to the public for the recycling of glass and aluminium cans. To Contact us: Janice, our administrator, is available each day at the centre, as follows: Mon, Tue, Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wed, Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. To contact Janice, phone 4892955 or call to the centre during the above times. There are lots of activities taking place at the centre during the afternoons and evenings and she is more than happy to show you the schedule.


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Poetry Corner with Ronnie McGinn

Our poem this week comes from George Moore who teaches literature with the University of Colorado, in Boulder. George writes superb poetry. His writing is original, elite and sophisticated but above all it is reachable and has a readability that stands on its own. Thank you George! George tells us that he only lately found our web site. He’s published a bit recently in Ireland, in Riposte, and the Dublin Quarterly this last year. And here in the States, he’s had poems in The Atlantic, Poetry, Colorado Review, North American Review, Orion, and internationally of late with The Queen’s Quarterly, Blast, The Antigonish Review, and elsewhere.  Nominated twice

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last year for a Pushcart Prize, and this year and last for “Best of the Web” as well. He was also nominated this year for The Rhysling Poetry Award, and have been a finalist, for The National Poetry Series, The Richard Synder Memorial Prize, The Brittingham Poetry Award, and The Anhinga Poetry Prize.  Recent collections include, All Night Card Game in the Back Room of Time (Pulpbits 2007) and Headhunting (Mellen, 2002). 

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Bishopstown Writers Group – Bishopstown Library Thurs 6th May at 6.15 PM Douglas Writers Group, - South County on Friday the 14th May at 5.30 pm Ballinlough Writers - John O’Sullivan (Douglas) Fri 21st May at 5.30 pm Douglas Junior Writers Group - Puccini’s Douglas Village Shopping Centre on Fri 28th at 5.30pm

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The corbelled dry-stone masonry predates the Roman archways, and tympanum decorated with the more ancient Celtic zigzags remains, a path through time. So the old faith collapses like slate into the spaces we leave behind.  But something new is sea-stirred by the wind through an open coat, through your hair. George Moore Send your poem to ‘The Poetry Corner’ / Douglas Post. Unit 14. Morris House, Douglas, Cork or you can email it direct to If possible keep your poem to 20 lines. You may choose any subject you like, in any form you like as long as it’s original. We look forward to hearing from you. RonnieMcGinn

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Art Exhibition in aid of RNLI Philip O’ Byrne, Cork artist will be holding an art exhibition in aid of the RNLI at the Hall of Frames Gallery, Donnybrook, Douglas from Friday May 14th to Sunday May 16th. The theme of the painting is “From Hook Head to Loop Head” and will include many maritime own works as well as works from other local artists. A painting of the Courtmacsherry lifeboat off the Cork coast and a framed Admiralty chart of Cork to Kenmare will be sold to highest offers in aid of RNLI. There will also be a raffle for your choice of painting by the artist. The exhibition will be opened by Tom MacSweeney, Marine correspondent on Friday evening at 7:30pm The RNLI relies on donations and money raised through fundraisers. It costs €1200 to train a volunteer for one year. This art exhibition hopes to raise at least this amount. This is an opportunity to help the RNLI and acquire some art. Prices range from €50 to €500 Any enquiries to Philip O Byrne 087 2646978

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Douglas writer in ‘100 stories for Haiti’ DOUGLAS author Billy O’Callaghan is among a distinguished line up of authors in the recently launched ‘100 Stories for Haiti’ with proceeds of the book going to help victims of the earthquake disaster in the Caribbean country. The anthology, which is published by Bridge House, Manchester, England, was the brainchild of Greg McQueen who simply decided he had to do something and there is an introduction by Nick Harkaway who has friends in Haiti. He has also penned the first story. Described as “a unique collection of stories bound together by paper and glue and massive amounts of hope” the reader is free to pick any story in the 290 page book because “there’s nowhere to start and nowhere to finish”. Hundreds of writers, journalists and editors worldwide volunteered to product the short fiction anthology. ‘Eve’ by Billy O’Callaghan is on page 85 is about life in a chilly Cork apartment for Polish emigrant Stefania on Christmas Eve with her three years old son Michael and thoughts on how it is celebrated in her home town Tarnow. Billy is the


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only writer from Cork one of only five from Ireland to feature in ‘100 Stories for Haiti’ with proceeds going to the Red Cross. Author of ‘In Too Deep’ published last year by Mercier Press and ‘In Exile’, which are both collections of short stories, Billy O’Callaghan’s work has also featured in newspapers, magazines and literary journals, on radio and online and he has won several creative writing and short story awards. He also cowrote ‘Tales of Old Douglas’.

Colin Farrell recalls the trauma experienced by his gay brother and calls for an end to homophobic bullying. Speaking from Los Angeles actor Colin Farrell has issued a statement in support of BeLonG To Youth Service’s STAND UP! Campaign against homophobic bullying of gay young people. Colin recalls is memories of how his gay brother Eamon was terribly treated when they were young and

growing up in Dublin. Colin Farrell’s statement: "I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my brother Eamon suffered. I was very small. The thing i do remember though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon. The beatings and taunting were very frequent for my him and a constant part of his school years. I didn't understand at that time the concept of 'difference'. Back then, as now, he was just my big brother. If I did understand what difference was I understood it in the most pure and unaffected childlike way. To me then, as a child, difference meant being left out. Joy and laughter came with being included, being embraced , and BELONGING to. People are often afraid of difference. They feel that anything that causes fear, should be turned away from. My brother represented fear for so many people, but caused joy in my life. From a very young age he made me laugh with his intelligence and wit, made me aspire

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Ireland needs secure & viable Energy Supply Speaking in the Dáil debate on Energy Security this week, Fine Gael Innovation Spokesperson Deirdre Clune TD outlined why security of supply and economic viability must be central to Ireland’s future energy policy. “Security of supply and economic viability are not mutually exclusive when developing energy policy. An energy policy that addresses the need for security, and meets any price impact analysis, can make Ireland more energy self-sufficient while also improving Irish competitiveness. “The past week has brought home to us all how vulnerable we are as an island nation. We do not want to be exposed to energy shortages. Since we are a nation that is almost entirely dependent on fossil fuels, most of which is imported from overseas, we need to change our strategy. We need to focus on developing and maximising home-produced renewable energy and ensuring a stable supply of any imported fuels we need. “Engineers Ireland has stated that Ireland today produces some of the most expensive electricity in Europe. The high cost of Irish electricity vis-à-vis our competitors is well known. There is, now more than ever, an absolute need to keep those costs down to ensure that, as an exporting nation, we return to being competitive. It is essential that in all our decision-making and policy formation in respect of the energy sector, particularly electricity, that a price impact analysis is also considered. “An emphasis on the economics of whatever strategy we develop will be important if we, as an exporting nation, are serious about keeping our energy costs down and improving our international competitiveness. Energy costs have a significant impact on the cost of the services and products we export.”

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by embracing his "difference". They missed out because they saw him as a threat - not as a testament to the kaleidoscope and diversity of this beautiful world. Bullying is torture, it is another betrayal of basic human decency and its scars reach way into the future of its survivors. But the saddest truth is that not all children survive it. It is a potentially fatal societal illness and must be respected and not feared. Respected and dealt with as a very real problem and as an adversary of a potentially harmonious world, that should have no place for bullies or bullying. From Colin Farrell

Mick Barry Link Road Councillor Tim Corr put forward a motion to the Cork City Council to name this road. Mr Dan O’Mahony proposed that the road from the Kinsale Road to the South Ring Road be called the Mick Barry Link Road, Blackash, Cork. The Black ash was a famous bowling road. Mick Barry bowled this road over 70 years ago.

• Sonya Keogh Director of Irish International Youth in Chorus for EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, visiting Christ King Schools Chinese Class to get etiquette and language tips in advance of her trip to Shangai in June, also pictured ( from L-R ) are Nicola Keating from Coachford, Huarong Wang from the UCC Institute of Chinese Studies, Jessica McKinzie from Blackrock and Chinese Teacher Xin Li. Picture: Pascal Ungerer


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Local Cork Student Wins Bord Gáis Energy Capture the Power Competition Fiona Sheahan, a student from Baltydaniel NS, Mallow, has been named the winner in the 10-13 age category of the Bord Gáis Energy Capture the Power photography competition with her colourful entry, ‘The Power of Teamwork’. Fiona Sheahan, whose entry creatively captured a team of sports jerseys hanging out to dry, beat over 4,880 other entries to take the title. Fiona will be presented with her prize of a Canon SLR digital camera at the Bord Gáis Energy Capture the Power photography event at Dublin Zoo on April 27th, where she will take part in a day of interactive fun including a VIP tour of the zoo, a photography demonstration, a prizegiving ceremony and some exciting surprises on the day. The Bord Gáis Energy Capture the Power competition was open to students of all ages across Irish primary and secondary schools. It encouraged talented young photographers to capture unique moments and has selected some of the brightest young stars in photography from all over the country. Nicky Doran, Head of Marketing at Bord Gáis Energy commented: “I would like to congratulate all the winners and entrants who took part in the competition this year. There were some amazing entries and the standard this year was phenomenal.  Bord Gáis Energy is delighted to be supporting this unique competition which encourages young students to use the passion they have for the environment and energy and bring it to life with photography.” The competition was judged by an expert panel which included professional and experienced photographers.  To see winning entries please log onto the website www.


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Ballinlough Community News With Mary Cremin Ballinlough Community Association A.G.M. The A.G.M. was held on Tuesday 20th April at the Community Centre. Among the Attendees were Canon Jim O'Donovan P.P, Rev. Adrian Wilkinson. Cllrs Jim Corr, Des Cahill, Kieran McCarthy, &  Terry Shannon. Senator Dan Boyle was represented by Mary Ryder & Dominic Donnelly. Community Gardai Conor O'Mahony, Trish O'Riordan (Anglesea Street), & Dan Cowman (Douglas). The meeting was chaired by Laura McGonigle (Chairperson of Ballinlough Community Association) Councillors spoke in praise of the voluntary work especially the Meals on Wheels, Parish Newsletter, The End of Summer Festival & the Local Heat of the Over 60's and each wished the Community Association continued success.

Reports: Meals on Wheels -   9,028   meals were delivered last year, this is all thanks to the cooks who turn up on their rota to cook and likewise to the drivers that deliver them, this averages 40 meals per day. As the holiday period is approaching, they will be appealing for people to come forward as reserve cooks & drivers. It is one day in the fortnight for a few hours in the morning, if you have recently retired, you might like to help. Call to the Community Centre any morning between 11.00 am and 12 noon. Youth Clubs - Judy Murphy reported that this was a very successful year for them. Membership is very high in the Youth Clubs.

Their activities included Arts & Crafts, Soccer, a Sleep Over, Christmas Party;  all the clubs participated in a number of Ogra Chorcai Events. Youth Cafe - Judy Murphy reported that the Youth Cafe operates very successfully every second Friday night from 8.00 to 10.00pm  the Cafe offers young people a safe environment to meet, socialise, make new friends; many parents have come to supervise. I.C.A.: The I.C.A. meet the first and third Wednesday of every month in the Community Centre some of their meetings this year included talks  on different subject & also   Arts  & Crafts, They had a very nice Christmas Dinner at the Rochestown Park Hotel, and next month are going on a trip to Bunratty, New members are welcome. Indoor Bowls -  Marie Hallissey reported that they play on Monday& Tuesday nights at the Community Centre. This year was a very successful year as in the I.I.B.A. - Cork Zone National Pairs competition, 125 teams competed,  the Ballinlough team of Vincent Barry and Ryan Higgins reached the Final -  In the Barrs Triple Competition, 99 teams competed, the Ballinlough team of  Vincent Barry, Dan Swanton & Ryan Higgins with Gladys O'Keeffe as sub.  They have 18 members, New members welcome Other activities include   Ladies & Gents  Retirement  Clubs, Bingo, Newsletter, 45Drive & Computer Classes. Canon Jim O'Donovan congratulated the Officers, and all the volun-

tary workers in the different committees, he  said the closing prayer.

Ballinough I.C.A. Ballinough I.C.A.will hold a cake sale in the Pastoral Centre (Next to Ballinlough Church) on Saturday 8th May & Sunday 9th May after all Masses. This is in aid of Bru Columbanus the 'home from home' for relatives of  seriously  ill patients in Cork hospitals and hospice. Donations of home made cakes will be welcome. Cakes will be accepted at 4.00pm on Saturday 8th May.   A raffle will also take place.

Thanks!!!! Last Friday morning, members of the Ballinlough Community Association, along with member's of Blackrock & Douglas Communities were invited to  Mahon  Community Association for a presentation to the team in the Douglas Post to show our appreciation for the free coverage that is provided for communities  every week. It is over two years since the team at the 'Douglas Post' invited the   Ballinlough  Community Association  to send in our 'news' on a weekly basis, thus the 'Ballinlough Community News' began.  It has been a great benefit to the  Ballinlough  Community,   the various Clubs & organisations in  Ballinlough. So thanks to the great team in the 'Douglas Post' who always have time to take my phone calls, courtesy when I call to the office, and for the great coverage that is given to  Ballinlough, and thanks to Denis Coffey of Mahon Community Association for the invitation to be part of it all.

'End of Summer Festival'

There were 31 Tables, and a great night was enjoyed by everyone.  There were so many Raffle & Spots prize's  that there was nearly one for everyone in the audience. The date of the Festival is Saturday 28th August If anyone would like to give to help on the day, or give some sponsorship, you can contact any of the Festival Committee.

Ballinlough Writers Group Due to cut–backs at the Douglas Library the next meeting of the Ballinlough Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Friday 21st May. The Writers Group would like to thank Donal O’Sullivan for his consideration and help in this matter. The Ballinlough Writers Group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 5.30pm Bring ten copies of a short story or poem you have written. Where possible all entries should be typed and have the authors name and date on top. We look forward to seeing you there.

Over 60's Semi Final - Congratulations Paddy!!! The Over 60's Semi Final was held at the City Hall last Sunday night, Our  representative  Paddy Crowley  travelled   in style, he was collected  by a Black Limousine that was a complete surprise to Paddy as unknown to him, his family had organised it. Paddy did his family, his neighbours & his  Community  proud, as he made it through to the Final The members of Ballinlough Community Assocation wish Paddy the Best of Luck in on 23rd May. Tickets are selling fast...........

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Marian Hall Ballinhassig Ceili (Sets) in the Marien Hall Ballinhassig on Fri Apr 30th. Music by Ui Bhriain. Time 9.30 to 12.30. Admission 10Euro. Teas served.

DAVEYS FOR CÉILÍ MÓR Nigel Davey of Riverdance fame is the leading musician in the Davey Family Ceili Band coming to Carrigaline this weekend. The Daveys of Dunderry, Co Meath, are a remarkable family of musicians. Four of them play together in the Davey Ceili Band  - Nigel, the virtuoso on the button accordion, his sisters Amanda and Lorna on flute and fiddle and their father John backing everyone up on keyboard. The Daveys play bright, lively music which is never too slow and just as fast and steady as the dancers like it, with a stimulating collection of tunes. A great night is assured in Ireland’s premier dance venue, Carrigaline GAA Pavilion next Saturday night 1st May from 9.30 pm to 1.30 am. Táille €10 including tea. Céad mile fáilte roimh chách.

CARRIGALINE ACTIVE RETIRED The Carrigaline Active Retired association members had great fun on Thursday last 22nd April as they played the Beetle game. This Thursday 29th April Dr Kelly will give a talk on nutrition while on Thursday 6th May CARA hold an afternoon tea gathering in aid of Alzheimer’s Tea Day. . CARA meet every Thursday in the Parish Centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Anyone who is over 50 years of age and is retired is invited and welcome to join. For further information contact Pat 0863871108 or Noreen 087 130 1122 or Barry 087 813 7990 / 021 437 2035.

Carrigaline & District Writers’ Group Carrigaline & District Writers’ Group meet at the Stables Bar, Carrigaline on 1st Saturday of each month at 11.30am. If you are interested in writing in any form why not contact

us at 021 4320042 or come along to our meetings where like minded people share their ideas and experiences in a relaxed atmosphere.

VARIETY CONCERT This year CARA are organizing a top class variety concert which takes place in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Sunday May 16th commencing at 7.30 pm.  Carrigaline abounds in talent and CARA will give some of these talented people an opportunity to perform at home.  Once again a special raised stage will be hired in for the occasion.  Tickets at €10 are available from CARA members.  

CÉILI MÓR The next Céili Mór in Carrigaline GAA takes place on the Saturday night of the bank holiday weekend May 1st with music by the Davey Family Céilí Band from County Meath.   The date is brought forward to facilitate the County Fleadh Cheoil Céilí.   

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Saturday & Sunday 17th and 18th July 2010 is the weekend of the Annual Pilgrimage to Knock from Carrigaline this year.   The group will stay at Knock House Hotel costing €135 per person sharing, including meals.  Contact Aislinn 4372035 / 087 9699 48,  Mary 4371025 or Mary  4373316

Carrigaline Macra member Colin in Search of All Ireland Glory Carrigaline Macra member, Colin Ross will travel to the National Concert Hall in Dublin Sunday 2nd May, to compete in the National Talent Competition. Colin, a talented young musician, will perform two pieces on the piano and will take part against various Macra members from around the country. This is an annual competition where the ‘cream of the crop’ of Irish talent compete for the prestigious title in their own chosen category. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets for the night can contact

Carmel 087 7716892. Best of luck to Colin. Carrigaline drama team recently participated in the All Ireland final which took place in Cappaquinn, Co.Waterford. The team performed a play entitled ‘Mirror Mirror’, produced by former club member, Donal Crowley. The standard of the all the plays on the night was exceptionally high and the judge faced a tough decision as she picked an overall winner on the night. The winning team were Kilcloon Macra, Co.Meath. Congratulations to all involved on the night. It is a great achievement to reach an All Ireland final but the hard work and effort of all involved was clear to be seen on the night. Congratulations to Ballinascarthy Macra (Carberry region) who came third in the final. Laura Buckley, of Carrigaline Mac-

ra, recently qualified through the first round of the Cork Rose of Tralee competition to take part in the county final stage of the competition which will take place in June. Laura wooed the audience with her charisma and charm and performed a song, accompanied by herself on the guitar. Congratulations to Laura and best wishes for the final. A group of twenty club members recently travelled to Watergrasshill to go karting. Members had a chance to prove themselves on the racing track and it was clear to see on the night the people who aspired to be the Michael Schumakers of Carrigaline Macra!!!! Anyone interested in joining Macra can contact Carmel 087-7716892 or Ollie 086-8974388 for more information.

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PLANNING PERMISSION APPROVED FOR NEW SCHOOL BUILDING FOR BALLYGARVAN Local Fianna Fáil T.D. Michael McGrath has warmly welcomed confirmation that planning permission has today been granted for a new school building for Ballygarvan National School. ‘Cork County Council has today approved planning permission for a new 16-classroom school and associated facilities on a greenfield site in Ballygarvan village, close to the site of the existing school. ‘The grant of planning permission is a very significant milestone for everyone associated with the campaign for the new school building for Ballygarvan. Provided the planning decision is not appealed, the project will now be in a position to progress and I will give it every support in that regard. ‘Since my election in 2007, I have consistently followed up on the issue of the new school for Ballygarvan, and will continue to do so until the new building opens its doors for the pupils and staff. ‘I would like to pay tribute to the Principal, Staff, Parents’ Association and everyone associated with the school for their commitment to providing the best possible school environment for the pupils at Ballygarvan N.S.,’ stated Deputy McGrath.


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Free Family Entertainment to kick start the Liner Season On this Friday 30th April the magnificent Celebrity Eclipse liner will pay her first visit of the season to Cobh and to mark this occasion the Cobh and Harbour Chamber are hosting a full day of FREE Family entertainment to delight locals, visitors and passengers alike. As an early prelude to the Summer Swing Series this year on 30th April 2010 the town will come alive with a host of various musical entertainment. Cobh’s own ‘Big Band’ will perform many of your favourites on the beautiful restored bandstand in Kennedy Park (known locally as ‘the prom’). The Big Band started playing together last summer, and have been regularly playing pubs and functions ever since. Featuring eight veteran musicians all from the town, including three from the Cobh Confraternity Brass & Reed Band, the band play classic soul, jazz and pop with Katie McGroarty and Councillor Jim Quinlan both on lead vocals. They will be followed by the very talented Niamh and Diarmuid will be on hand with traditional Irish music, Dan Noonan of Disco 2000 is sure to have you dancing and also the local farmer’s market and arts and crafts stalls will have something for everyone. Not forgetting the children who will be entertained by a face painter and balloon clown and much, much more. So why not come to Cobh on Friday and enjoy all that is on offer.

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Summercove National School, Kinsale The pupils of Summercove National School, Kinsale, Co Cork Spring into action as part of the 2010 National Spring Clean Campaign. The National Spring Clean event took place on a walk near the school last week where many tourists and locals like to go. A great afternoon was had by all and the staff & pupils of Summercove look forward to participating again next year. The National Spring Clean campaign is organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.  The National Spring Clean campaign is sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottlers Ireland and the Wrigley Company. It is also supported by Repak who supply colour coded refuse sacks for recycling the materials collected and Local Authorities who co-ordinate activity in their communities.  To register for National Spring Clean call 01 4002220 or log on to the website at We are now entering the final week of the Campaign!!!

Road Closure-Togher Area Notice is hereby given that, pursuance to Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, the following road will be

closed to public traffic from Tuesday 4th May 2010 to Friday 14th May 2010, from 7.30pm to 6.00am daily; The LP2455 Matthew Hill Road will be closed immediately south of the Westlink Service Station via Pouladuff Cross Roads (Junction with Forge Hill) to 25m south of Corcoran’s (Old Railway) Bridge. The LP2488 Forge Hill will also be closed for approximately 60m west of Pouladuff Cross Roads. Alternative Routes: Traffic traveling Northbound towards Matthew Hill At Lehenaghmore Cross turn left and travel to the roundabout at Togher Church. Turn right, continue over the bridge on the South-Link and turn right again at the first set of traffic lights. Continue to the roundabout at Togher Garda Station. Traffic traveling Northbound towards Forge Hill Continue along the N27 as far as the junction with the South Link and turn left onto the South Link. Remain in the left lane and take the next exit. Traffic traveling Southbound At the roundabout adjacent to Togher Garda Station take the western exit along the Tramore Road. Continue as far as the traffic lights at Togher Scout Hall and turn left. Turn left again at the next roundabout and continue up the hill as far as Lehenaghmore Cross. The purpose of the temporary closure is to facilitate road reconstruction. Director of Services, South Cork Area Operations, Co. Hall, Cork.

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How to Dress for Your Shape Just because you’re not a size 0 and 5′9, doesn’t mean you can’t wear the latest and hottest fashions. The most important thing that you can do when it comes to your body is to simply analyze it and then come to a conclusion. Look at your body as a whole and ultimately determine what shape you really are. Once you’ve figured that out, you can now start dressing for your shape. Don’t put on skinny jeans just because they’re the fad, since they might not look right on your shape. So here are 4 different shapes your body can do by – find out what yours is! APPLE SHAPE Apple shaped bodies are obviously round, therefore you might have a rounder middle. To take the focus off of your mid-section, wear an empire top with a V-neck that will pull the eye upward to the thinnest part of the torso. If you’re proud of your legs, show them off in a short skirt or a hot pair of jeans and a high heel. PEAR SHAPE If you’re larger on the bottom than on the top, wear darker bottoms and lighter tops. Pants that are cut full in the leg will help to conceal your junk. To draw attention to your better half, wear a top with structured shoulders or a tailored jacket. RULER SHAPE Ruler shaped bodies have a straight physique and they require some curves. Cinch a dark belt around your waist or wear a ruched top to add some volume to your bust. You can also layer a shrunken jacket over a larger top to create dimension. HOURGLASS SHAPE You can emphasize your small waist in a fitted top. An A-line wrap dress  will bring attention to your narrow middle, while skimming your hips and bust without accentuating them.  



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Your makeup should always be light during the day and more dramatic at night. That is, if you’re gonna go out of course. During the day makeup should always be natural looking, and never overly done. It should be tasteful and simple. Makeup during the night however, is a totally different thing. It’s makeup you can have fun with, and that you can experience with. Party makeup is dramatic makeup, and here’s how to get the ultimate party look. Apply a good foundation that’s one tone darker than your skin. This will ensure that all your imperfections are well hidden. Next, pick a good bronzer and dust is over your forehead, chin, nose and cheeks. Use a shimmer blush on the apples of your cheeks. This will define your cheekbones.

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Get an eyeshadow kit that contains a highlighter and use it to highlight the space beneath the brows. Apply a medium colour, such as grey, to your upper eyelids. Continue by applying a darker colour (dark grey, kohl) on the crease between the two shades and blend well. Using the darkest eye shadow, apply it using a thin brush right under your eyes, touching the lower lash line. Finish off by adding black eyeliner to the top and bottom of your eyes. Apply two coats of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Make sure you hold the mascara wand close to the base of your lashes, and go up in zig zags. This will elongate your lashes. For an even more dramatic look, you can apply a sparkly mascara. Line your brows with a natural liner. It will give them definition. Since your eyes are so dramatic, keep it minimal with your lips. Apply a nude lip liner, and finish off with some lip-gloss.

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How Educated Is My Chiropractor? A Chiropractor is one of the most highly trained health professionals in your community. There are several independent studies which allude to this fact. In 1987, a commission on Alternative Medicine in Sweden conducted a detailed investigation of chiropractic education. They had the scientific literature assessed by university medical faculty. The report concluded that training for Doctors of Chiropractic follows a 4-5 year course of university level training and was found to be the equivalent to Swedish medical training. Government inquiries and independent investigations by medical practitioners have affirmed that chiropractic undergraduate training is of equivalent standard to medical training in all preclinical subjects. (1,2) This is now clear, for example, at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense where chiropractic and medical students take the same basic science courses together for three years before entering separate streams for clinical training. A Doctor of Chiropractic has a unique understanding of the human body. Chiropractic has a tradition of effectiveness and patient satisfaction without the use of drugs or surgery. It has a patient-centered and biopsychosocial approach, emphasizing the self-healing powers of the individual. Through specific spinal adjustments, chiropractors help to remove interference with your nervous system and unleash your body’s innate healing capacity.

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This week for a change our column comes from garden designer Gemma Sheehy. This article is definitely a must for everyone, especially if your interested in the layout of your garden. We'll try to give you a few ideas on what might need doing in your garden this week. Not everything in this article may apply to your garden - but there might be something, if not this week maybe next week. “Before you start, ask yourself what kind of a garden would you like to be looking out at? A more structural garden - Formal look where everything is clean lines, straight with squares and rectangles in an organised layout using shrubbery such as ball shaped Buxus and pencil conifers 'Cupressus sempervirens'. Plants are planted in groups known as block planting to give maximum "effect in a garden e.g. Lavandula hidcote or Lavandula Stochas. These plants look spectacular when flowering. Country cottage garden - Informal look where everything is free flowing, with irregular curves to create informality. Planting can still be in groups but by letting plants self-seed e.g. aquilega, delphinium,campanula, primula and by blending colours together e.g. blues and yellows, silvers and whites. Colours would depend on what appeals to you personally. Hot Colours - Reds, yellows, oranges etc .. Cool Colours - pale pinks,

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Gardening - Things to do This Week The present weather might not agree with everyone. But every wind that blows brings something good to somebody. Even ill winds of mischance and calamity – often carry as they go the seeds of Providence, so that out of trouble comes some happy consequence. We'll try to give you a few ideas on what might need doing in your garden this week. Not everything in this article may apply to your garden - but there might be something, if not this week maybe next week.

Flower Garden Continue sowing hardy annuals wherever there is a need for colour; Sow extra in spare ground for cutting. Mulch lilies outdoors with compost, and feed those growing in pots. Watch out for black fly on philadelphus, elders and other shrubs, and spray.

Kitchen Garden Tuck straw or special mats around strawberry plants to keep the fruit clean; do this before plants begin to sprawl. Remove grease bands from fruit trees and burn. Cut asparagus spears regularly, but not from new plants. Remove flowers from perpetual strawberries for heavier crops later in the year. Sow kolh-rabi little and often, and every 3-4 weeks for young tender crops. Support peas before they make their first tendrils. Erect supports for runner and climbing French beans. Thin out autumn rasberry canes to 10cm(4in) apart, and tie in as they grow.

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Championship and with bonus points for the top non WRC finishers, a good result here could put him right on the pace with McHale in the Championship points. Denis Cronin has probably done this event more times than any of the top ten but he will be under pressure from Paul Bird who starts behind him in the Ford Focus WRC. Though not well know in Ireland, Brid is spectacularly quick and with a state-of -the -art car from the Dom Buckley stable he could well be the dark horse in the race. While it is difficult for any newcomer to master the Killarney stages at his first visit it has been done in the past by drivers such as Russel Brookes, Mark Lovell, and James Leckey, who all won the event on their first trip to Killarney. The remainder of the top ten is made up of Aaron McHale, Darragh O’Diordan, Alan Ring and Colm Murphy, who is making his return to rallying not having been out since the 2009 Lakes. Current Tarmac Group N Champion Jer

O’Donovan starts at No.12 followed by five other very competitive class 5 crews. Phil Collins at number 19 heads the modified cars with Barry Meade from Mallow at number 20 in his 2.4 litre Escort. Barry should benefit from having local co driver Johnny Hickey on the notes and another local crew who are expected to do well is Fergus O’Meara and Liam Brennan who finished runners up in last years National Section, just a few seconds behind the eventual winner Wesley Patterson. The first of 13 Citroen C2R2’s is seeded at number 34, driven by Martin McCormick followed by Adrian McElhinney. Andrew Bushe, Robert Barrable and Mark Donnelly. Harry Hunt at number 39 is the highest seeded Ford Fiesta ST The Historic cars will join the rally at the start of stage 4 on Saturday while the 25 strong Junior field will start on Stage 8 on Sunday morning and will compete on all stages of the Sunday Run. New Clerk of the Course Liam Cronin has laid out an event which keeps in mind the expressed wishes of competitors to reduce stage mileage and make the route as compact as possible in light of the present economic climate. Service on both days will be centralized, in the Green Glins Arena Millstreet on Saturday and in the Mid Kerry Mart Miltown on Sunday. One of the novel attractions of this year’s event will be the running of Molls Gap as the last stage on Saturday evening, where the organizers expect a huge crowd, as this will be the only chance drivers will have this year to take the Bertie Fisher Cup for the fastest time

on the Gap! The road at Molls Gap will close at 5pm but spectators are advised to be in place as early as possible so that the stage can be ready to run as planned at 6.30pm. Speaking at the Rally Launch in the Brehon Hotel Killarney on Sunday evening, Liam welcomed new Title Sponsors and also thanked the long term sponsors Ordnance Survey Ireland and the Gleneagle Hotel who continue to support the event as Associate Sponsors. It was encouraging he said to find that, in these difficult times, there are still companies who realize the spectator appeal and advertising value of rallying. He announced that Tourism Ireland had provided substantial funding to ensure that footage from all rounds of the Citroen Tarmac Championship is available to Tv Networks throughout the world. Tourism Ireland have in fact specified that coverage of the events should concentrate on the scenic beauty and tourist attractions of the areas in which the rallies take place and in this regard Killarney is very well placed to benefit from the world wide exposure. He also thanked Citroen, who not only organize and sponsor the Citroen Racing Trophy but who come in as Title Sponsors of the Tarmac Rally Championship, at a time when it appeared that the series might have to run without a sponsor for at least 2010. Hopefully both new sponsors, and Citroen, will benefit from their involvement and we look forward to having them on board for many years to come.

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Saint v Gá – Ceist Síceolaíochta, dar le Cuairteoir Bhí cuairteoir againn ag fanacht linn thar oíche chun go freastalóidh sé ar chomhdháil síceolaíochta sa chathair mar gur mac léinn síceolaíochta é. Thaisteal sé go Corcaigh ar an dtraein agus níor thuig sé dearcadh roinnt oibrithe a léirigh breis fonn don am saor ná don post acu a chomhlíonadh – seo daoine atá fostaithe, agus gan ach gearáin acu don obair, don bpost agus faoi na gearradh éagsúla tuarastail a d’fhulaing siad. An fear bocht, bhí sé ar buile mar nár thuig sé meon na ndaoine seo. “Cad atá orthu” dar leis. “Nach bhfuil siad fostaithe seachas a bheith díomhaoin? Nach bhfuil tuarastal buan seasmhach acu? Nach dtuigeann siad go bhfuil níos mó i gceist sa fostaíocht ná airgead amháin? Nach dtuigeann siad go bhfuil an t-ádh dearg orthu go bhfuil post acu? Dar liom go gcuireann siad a neamh-shuim san obair agus sa phost i láthair seachas a spéis sa phost a chomhlíonadh go díograiseach.” dúirt sé. Mar sin féin, mholamar beirt an tseirbhís traenach sa tír. Ach, d’aimsíomar lucht nó dhó ar an tseirbhís céanna – luchtanna a bhain le síceolaíocht muintir na tíre agus ar an dearcadh atá ag neart daoine gur féidir seirbhís níos fearr a chur i láthair, agus gan amhras, gan airgead sa bhreis a chaitheamh ar na feabhasanna éagsúla seo! Rinneamar coimhlint leis an tseirbhís náisiúnta traenach sa Fhrainc, mar shampla. Sa tír sin níor mhiste don taistealaí a thicéad dá shuíochán ar leith, le h-uimhir air, a cheannach roimh dó dul ar bhord. Agus nuair a théann sé ar bhord ní féidir leis ach suí ar an suíochán leis an uimhir a cheannaigh sé, nó tiocfaidh paisinéir eile suas chuige chun a shuíochán cuí a thógáil. Thaitin seo go mór linn ar dhá chúis. An chéad chúis is ea nach féidir níos mó daoine is a thógann an traein a chur ar bhord – rud nach cleachtann CIE ar a dtraein anseo. Cuma timpiste ar seo, timpiste atá ag feitheamh, dar lenár gcuairteoir! An dara chúis ab ea go mbeidh cinnteacht ann go mbeadh suíochán ag gach paisinéir ar gach turas traenach. Cinnte bheadh gá le breis traein, dúirt an cuairteoir – ach dar linn beirt thaistealódh níos mó daoine ar na traein níos minice. D’aontaíomar nach fadhb é athraithe mar atá thuas a thabhairt isteach ach gur fadhb ollmhór é ceist na síceolaíochta a bhainfeadh leo agus gurb é fadhb ollmhór é dearcadh dhaoine a athrú chun seirbhís mar sheirbhís traenach na Fraince a thabhairt isteach ar chóras traenach CIE – agus sin gan trácht ar fhadhb na n-athraithe céanna a phlé leis na daoine atá fostaithe ar na traein a chur san áireamh. Mar fhocal scoir, nocht an cuairteoir againn go bhfuil gá ag bainisteoirí tionscal na turasóireachta sa tír fadhb na sainte a shárú – ceist praghsanna a stiúradh – i gcomparáid leis an gá – gá le seirbhís feabhasaithe - a bhrú chun cinn. Chríochnaíomar ár gcomhrá leis an plean ‘an domhain a chloí’ ag ár gcéad comhrá eile!!!

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Blackrock Community Notice Board Is there a community event or fundraiser in your area? Please let us know and we will be delighted to publish it for you. Email to – To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays

Ursuline Green School

Minister Micheal Martin paid tribute to the achievement of the Ursuline Secondary School in attaining Green Flag status. In February the school was awarded their flag by An Taisce at the Green schools National Award Ceremony. An Taisce had " hesitation in making their decision". The flag represents hard work by the Green Schools Committee and their co-ordinator Ms. Ruth McNamara. Raising awareness about environmental issues on a local level is the first step to changing the world. The school has ambitions to pursue the next flag on energy awareness. The imperative to "do something" is a fundamental part of the ethos of the school. The millenium goal of sustainable development has been adopted by the Ursuline-Kenyan Immersion Project. Attaining the Green Flag has heightened the awareness of all in the school community.

Dancing Classes Dancing Classes every Tuesday evening from 4 to 5 pm in the Blackrock Community Centre, new members are very welcome. • Some of the newly elected officers and committee of the Blackrock Community Association Martha Harrington Vice Chairperson Cllr Des Cahill Irene Sarle P.R.O. ; Sadie O Brien Marie

• Minister Micheal Martin paid tribute to the achievement of the Ursuline Secondary School in attaining Green Flag status

Young @ Heart by Phil Goodman

Congratulations to George Ronnie and Marie of the Douglas post on receiving an award from Mahon Community Centre also Ballinlough, Blackrock and of course the ‘Young at Heart’ all paid tribute to the Post. They play a big part in each community by publishing all the latest news and events ,also sports news and fixtures from the local sports clubs ,they are truly deserving of all the accolades they receive , George Thompson editor of the post is always available to take pictures of events ,soon he will publish his own book of photographs which are stunning . Well done to Tommy Maher who sang so well in the Douglas over 60s I’m sure Tommy will be representing Douglas again in the future .our sincere thanks to Douglas credit union for sponsoring this event . The Bealtaine festival takes place for the month of May ,it celebrates creativity in older age older people contribute to society all the time ,check your local library for list of events ,Bealtaine is a chance to socialise ,be entertained ,to debate and connect across the generations ,you can choose poetry readings, storytelling and dance. Douglas ICA guild display beautiful crafts, flower arranging, the choir, in fact something for everyone ,when people get involved in something creative their

energy becomes obvious ,if they get involved in a Bealtaine event with others it is as if they shed light on the community around them Well done to the first group of “Silver Surfers” who have completed the Fetac 2 computer course and passed with flying colours, this group started on the beginners class and knew very little about computers ,we might make “tutors of them yet “, As we finish with the indoor exercise for the summer months, we will go outdoors and enjoy the fresh air in the local community park and surrounding areas, walking in the park proved very popular last year as Mary Boyle made it a fun event if anyone would like to join us you are very welcome it is an opportunity to meet new friends as well as keeping fit with a little light exercise. We bid farewell to a very good friend Rose o Sullivan who is gone to her heavenly home ,Rose was a very special lady whose kindness and positively touched so many people throughout their lives ,from myself she will always be “that special Rose” rest in peace dear friend.

Up coming events Every Tuesday: 2.00pm4.30pm - Knitting and Cards in Library Every Wednesday: - Bingo Lion


Novena to the Sacred Heart Dear heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours This time I ask you this very special one mention favour Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart Where your father sees it then in his merciful eyes it will become your Favour not mine Amen say this prayer for three days promise publication And favour will be granted A.C.

The Miracle Prayer

Dear Heart of Jesus,in the past I have asked for many favours This time I ask for a special one (mention favour). Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own Broken Heart where your father sees it.Then in his merciful Eyes it will become your favour not mine Amen Say this prayer for 3 days promise publication and prayer And favour will be granted no matter how impossible Never known to fail thanksgiving for wonderful favour Received - J.N.

• The Lord Mayor presenting The Douglas Post Team with the Award for Service to thye Communities • John and Agnes Dwyer with Nora McAuliffe celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary

House Every Wednesday: 11 – 12.30 Tai – Chi – library Every Wednesday: - Computers in Community School (Booked Out) Every Wednesday: - two computer classes in the library (Booked Out) Every Thurs 10:30 - 12: art for the young at heart in library Every Thursday 2- 4 - indoor bowls 2 – 4 - Library April 14th: - Computer class community school April 18th semi-final over 60’s, city hall April 19th: - afternoon tea, Quigley’s (tickets available) April 27th: - Talk on diabetes May 4th - trip to Griffins garden

centre May 11th - trip to Shangarry pottery May 23rd - Final of the Over 60’s May 26th - Trip to Iveagh house

Thought for Today "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Robert Frost “Cherish your yesterdays Dream your tomorrows. But be Young at Heart And live your to-days” ‘Bye for now, Phil

The Miracle Prayer

Dear Heart of Jesus,in the past I have asked for many favours This time I ask for a special one (mention favour). Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own Broken Heart where your father sees it.Then in his merciful Eyes it will become your favour not mine Amen Say this prayer for 3 days promise publication and prayer And favour will be granted no matter how impossible Never known to fail thanksgiving for wonderful favour Received - M.M.

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Oliver Cole Since the demise of Turn, frontman Oliver (nee Ollie) Cole has been biding his time. It’s proved to be a good move as his ten track debut ablum We Albatri is honest, moving, and most importantly, impressive. There is no air of pomposity or pretentiousness in the album, both offenses being things which a lot of solo artists fall foul to when given the chance to put their feelings into song. The lyrics, from song to song, seem to come directly from Cole’s heart, with little intervention from his head, resulting in a purely honest album with a dose of vulnerability. Cole personally sites his influences as The Beatles, The Shins and Elliot Smith among others, and that Beatles influence is most apparent in opening track ‘What Will You Do?’ – a cheerful song despite its darker undertones, something which seems to carry on throughout most of the tracks. ‘Too Many People’ is the most refreshingly blunt song on the album, akin to some of cult hero Frank Turner’s most heartfelt numbers. Cole’s voice is at its clearest, fitting with the theme of the song and it is without doubt one of the highlight’s of the album. The best is saved for last, however, with the striking ‘Moth’s Wings’. Instantly amazing, the simple notes played on the piano are poignant and instantly pulls you in, almost hypnotically. It is an entrancing and emotional end to a wonderfully eclectic album. The phrase “next big thing” is thrown about too casually by journalists on to music acts, be they fabulous or mediocre, but in this instance, it is hard not to use. With the weight of a record company such as EMI behind him, Oliver Cole’s second coming looks set to eclipse his first.











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• LOVER'S LANE: Students from Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa take to the streets to promote their double bill production of After Juliet and Romeo and Juliet, which will be in the Half Moon Theatre from Wed 28 - Sat 1 May. Pic: Miki Barlok




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Brainteazer Last Week’s Teazer. After a long and arduous journey your ship reaches the sea which is your destination. However there is no water to be seen anywhere. In fact there never was any water and you knew that perfectly well before you set out. So why did you navigate your ship

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Last Week’s Answer Your ship is a space ship and the sea is one of the seas on the moon.

This Week’s Teazer. A man and his wife were driving through town late at night and the car broke down. The man had to get help but was nervous about leaving his wife alone. However there was absolutely no question of her coming too. Eventually he told her to lock all the doors and wait for him to return. Under no circumstances whatever was she to let anyone else into the car. The wife did as she was told, but, even so when the man returned to the locked car his wife was entertaining a stranger. What had happened ?



Fr Mathews Basketball Club You are probably all aware at this stage that our young club has won its very first All Ireland title after an incredible victory by Jamie Wilkinson and Deirdre O'Mahony's U14 side in last Sunday's All Ireland Club Championship in Neptune Stadium. In what has been described by neutrals as one of the most exciting and dramatic finals at his age group for many years Mathews beat their great rivals and host club Neptune by a single basket, 33 - 31. For the huge (and extremely vocal)  Mathews crowd in attendance nerves were put to the ultimate test with just 3 seconds remaining on the clock as Neptune intercepted a pass and drove to our basket, getting one final shot off but, thankfully for our lads, the ball rolled around the hoop and fell out as the final buzzer sounded. With nerves in tatters the celebrations began as the court was invaded by the hoards of Mathews followers. The significance of this title win is immense for our club as it forms a platform for the club in its development and progression both locally

in Cork and Nationally. The team will be attending our U9 Academy training session this Friday at 5:30pm in Colaiste Chroist Ri school on Capwell Road where they will parade the cup and pose for photographs with our young Academy players (and parents alike). We may even get them to line out for a game with the 'smallies'. All are welcome to attend Pictures from all 4 games Fr Mathews played over the weekend are now up on our website gallery at and there will be a special feature on the tournament in May's edition of Hoop Scene, so keep an eye out for that. All 4 games were video taped also. These will be put up on the website on a new section called 'Fr Mathews TV' within the next couple of weeks. Finally, congratulations to Jamie, Deirdre and all the players Jack, Liam, Owen, Michael, Danny, Evan, Aidan, Daniel, Dylan, Eoin and captain David. Fr Mathews Basketball Club have arrived on the big stage!

Douglas Community School Athletics

• Douglas Community School Athletics - World Schools Cross-Country Slovakia April 2010

Seven young athletes representing Douglas CS produced a spectacular performance at the World Schools Cross-Country championships in Slovakia to finish in 5th place. It was a superb result for the team and coach Steven Macklin and Head of Delegation Mark Dineen. The team had to endure a 14 hour ferry journey to France followed by a 2,250km drive across Europe to reach Liptovsky Mikulas in Northern Slovakia for the championships. The boys event was won by Turkey followed by New Zealand in 2nd

Douglas Hall Underage

and Australia 3rd with the Douglas CS boys representing Ireland a mere 4 points behind the 4th placed British team. This was an outstanding achievement in a field consisting of 23 teams from all over the world. Top finisher was Patrick Coleman in a superb 9th followed by his teammates Cullen Lynch (21st), Ian Tobin (22nd), Mark Seacy (36th),

by Finbarr Buckley

Andrew O’Keeffe (61st) and Jamie Sullivan (77th) with the team

Umbro U-12 Division Five

school has been invited to compete in England, Malta and New Zealand

Douglas Hall A 1; Richmond 2 Conor O’Leary scored direct from a corner in the 10th minute to give his team a half-time lead. O’Leary also went close with a fierce

completed by sub Billy Murphy. Lots of friendships were made and the next year. The team should be very proud of their performance and we all look forward to watching their progress over the next few years.

drive five minutes later, but the visitors rallied with two second-half goals to seal all three points. Best for the hosts were James Byrne, Denis Moore, Mark McAuliffe, Seamus & David Fox, John Boylan, Paul O’Regan & Kevin Burke.

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Avondale Utd. 1; Douglas Hall 2 The Hall remain with a chance of staying in the division following a first away win of the season over local rivals Avondale United at Beaumont Pk. Jason Higgins fired the hosts in front early on, but late first-half goals from first-time scorers Craig Madden and Alan Buckley set-up what could turn out to be a crucial win. The club wish a speedy recovery to United’s keeper Gavin Connolly, who sustained a shoulder injury before half-time.

• Brian Creagh ( Avondale Utd. ), right, coming out of defence being chased by Paul Leahane & Jordan Kavanagh, left, ( Douglas Hall ) during the Umbro U-14 Division Two encounter at Beaumont Pk. last Sunday.

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Corinthian Girls clinch league title Wilton Utd. 1 Corinthian Girls 5 Corinthians Under 14 girls squad captured the Under 14 league title last Monday night following a superb 5-1 victory over closest challengers Wilton Utd. This victory added to the Under 12 title which the Club has already won. Well done to all the girls and to the coaches involved with the two teams Willie Fitzpatrick, Mike Connolly, Dave Dennehy and Kay O’ Keeffe. The girls will be looking to add further silverware this week when our Under 12 squad take on

• Corinthians Girls - U14 League Winners

Lakewood in the local cup final on Friday night in

DOUGLAS UNDERAGE - FEILE FOOTBALL CHAMPS The Feile footballers won the final at Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday. Beating Nemo Rangers in some style. The lads now advance to the national finals in Derry in early July. Douglas were on top from the throw in and dominated in every sector, Nemo battled hard to the end but it was Douglas’s day. Well done to both teams for a fine sporting game of football. This victory was built on a lot of work put in by the mentors and all of the lads involved, everyone of the panel contributed to the win. For the record the panel that won the 2010 Cork County Feile Football: Ryan Walsh, Luke McGrath, John Cantwell, Daire O’Shaughnessy, Brian Burke, Kevin Flahive, Mark Purcell, Daniel O’Sullivan, Eoin O’Sullivan, Shane Kingston, Paul Lehane, Mark Dolan, Cian Davis, Garry Hartnett, Liam Hickey, Paul Barry, Andrew Cullinane, Adam O’Regan, Tiarnan Doyle, Pierce Dorney, Liam Dineen, Olan Hannigan, Shane Donegan, Sean Powter, Ciaran Devine, Colm Daly, Daniel O’Sullivan, Fintan Cadogan, Mark Sexton, Ger Scannell, David Cussen, Tom Hickey, Liam O’Donovan, Tadgh Fanning, Michael Griffin, Michael Lynch. There is a lot of work for in the weeks ahead getting ready for the long trip to Derry for the national finals. But first the focus changes to hurling with the semi final of the Feile against Mallow to be played on Saturday. The Minor committee ballathon was a big success on Saturday at the club, much needed funds were raised, well done to all who participated and helped on the day. Congratulations to Eoin Cotter who was part of the Cork Senior football team that won the National League on Sunday.

• Douglas GAA Underage - Feile champs 2010

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Turners Cross with a 5pm kick off.

Douglas Hall AFC The Seniors picked up four points out of six last week, firstly they were held to a 1 all draw at home to Mayfield with Dave Moore on the scoresheet. They followed this up with a 2-1 win away to UCC to move into second place in the league. This Thursday it’s the O'Connell Cup at home to Avondale followed by the second last league game on Saturday at home to Everton.  The final of the Keane Cup takes place on Saturday, May 8th in Turners Cross with a 7pm kick off. The MSL Juniors good form continues after a 3-1 home win over Carrigaline on Friday night last.  Coupled with Rockmount's draw on Saturday this leave Tom Corcoran's team 3 points ahead with two games remaining, the first of which takes place next Tuesday night, May 4th in CIT against Everton.  This will be followed by an away fixture against Rockmount.

The AUL Juniors bowed out of the AOH Cup at the semi final stage, they had a two goal deficit since the first leg and couldn't break down a determined Leeside team who will be favourites to win the final. However on Thursday last they beat Richmond 3-0 to push on in the league. On Thursday next it’s home to Kilumney and Sunday morning St John Bosco's travel to Moneygourney. The Youths beat Castleview 3-2 last Wednesday with Ronan Barry, Robert Lyons & Liam Murray on the scoresheet.  Next Wednesday its home to Cobh Ramblers before hosting Cork City next Saturday with a 2:30 kick off. Finally the club would like to offer condolences to the Creedon family from Greenhills, on the death of Bill. Bill helped out in the early days of the schoolboy section in the Seventies and helped lay the foundations for successful years that followed.


Douglas Pitch & Putt Email : 021 4363042 Results Sunday, Nett Patrick Noonan & Susan Gregson 35 ½ nett. Gross Ciaran Elley & Mark Crean 3 Under par. The Club strokeplay Championship will take place on Sunday 2nd May @ 9.30am the format for this competition will be 36 hole strokeplay. Well done to Liam O Brien on finishing runner up in the Cork over 55s senior strokeplay played at St Stephens on Sunday.

Members and competitors are advised that for the duration of the national scramble competition on the 8th and 9th May that car parking at the Club will be very restricted due to the high volume of people in attendance for that weekend, we would encourage everyone to car share where possible and obey the directives of the stewards & contribute to an enjoyable weekend for all competitors. We would also ask that any team member who may not qualify for the Sunday playoffs of the competition would consider helping out in any way at the club on the day. Fixtures Saturday, Course Maintenance 10.30am Saturday Threeball scramble 2.15pm Sunday Club Strokeplay 36 hole 9.30am

G.A.A. FOCUS Snippets from the Local and National Scene By Pat Harrington Congress I am absolutely thrilled by those who had the courage to rid our games of county under 12 championship competitions; these are to be replaced by Go Games (11-a-side) with interchanges to ensure all available players are facilitated. On Saturday of last week I met a lady whose opinion was that with the new setup players would drift away to soccer to play national cup. Such is the party line trotted out by some members of the G.A.A. hierarchy here in Cork. As I have stated previously the county competitions are for the elite players; maybe now more players will be given a chance to get more game time. With fewer players on the field I believe each hurler / footballer will be given a better opportunity to develop his skills. Soloing may have to be curtailed. Currently kids are being coached to win trophies and are being subjected to robotic programming. The more often a child strikes a ball the more proficient he / she becomes. Is it not much more acceptable for a 12-year-old to arrive home to his parents to tell the story of his time on the field of play rather than to spend his time on the sideline with a 5 minute cameo? Young people should not see games as a chore but rather the highlight of their sporting day. Former Dublin hurling coach, Humphrey Kelleher said it was the right move to do away with serious competition at this age; “the difficulty”, he said “was that some parents get involved with teams to promote their own children”.

Gaelic Players Association I must say I favour the decision of the G.A.A. to accept the G.P.A. as part of the association. This should not mean pay for play but rather it ought to ensure that all players are properly kitted out and that they receive the correct travel allowance. The demands are much greater nowadays than was previously the case.

Dublin vs. Limerick This was a sad day, not only for Limerick hurling but for hurling in general. Anthony Daly stated

that most teams were just going through the motions with Limerick in the league; a view with which I concur. Such a hefty defeat will do nothing for hurling in the county other than discourage young players from playing the game. The Limerick county board has proved a disgrace in this whole debacle. Christy Cooney, president and the Croke Park hierarchy should hang their heads in shame for failing to address the problem. Hurling is taken seriously in a small number of counties and is struggling in many urban areas. The game is in a proper shambles in Limerick.

Congratulations Congrats this week to Douglas Féile team on their great win on Saturday by which they qualified for the Féile national finals which take place this year in Derry. Our under 21 footballers also are to be complemented on a fine display in the Championship final against the ‘Barr’s even though they had to give best to the Blues on the day. Congratulations also to Eoin Cotter and Eoin Cadogan on winning national league medals with Cork senior footballers in their victory over Mayo on Sunday. We wish to record here our regret and sadness at the death of Billy Creedon of Greenhills Estate. Billy’s many friends will be all the poorer for his passing. We send our condolences to Mrs. Creedon and family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

• Susan Gregson (Douglas Pitch & Putt Club) Runnerup Cork Junior Ladies Stroke play

Frankfield Golf Club Results: Weekend singles 24th & 25th April 1 - Paul Kelly (19) 42pts 2 - Conor Ahern (19) 42pts 3 - Paul Kennefick (13) 41pts 4 - Niall Hourihan (21) 41pts 5 - Tom O'Brien (16) 39pts

Weekly 16 1 - Niall McMahon (18) 26pts 2 - Willie Hurley (15) 26pts Douglas Credit Union Thursday invitational fourball: 1 - E.Farrell (22) & B.McSweeney (17) 36pts


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Until next week, Best regards, Pat.

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Following his Dunlea Cup win, Bernard Jones leads the Player of the Year 2010 by 30 points from Dave Ahern, Barry Murphy and Mervyn Rice Jnr.

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I.B.A. Short Mat Bowls Results and Fixtures (Cork Zone) by Michael J. O’Shaughnessy Carrigaline Community Bowls Club staged the final session of their Annual Ladies & Gents Singles Competitions for Smith Kline Perpetual Trophies on Sunday 25th April 2010 in the local Community Hall:Ladies Singles Competition – Quarter-finals:- Peg Ahern (St. Anthony’s School) beat Frances Thompson (Ballincollig Community), E. Fitton (Ballincollig Community) beat Mary Middleton (Crosshaven), Breda McTeggart (Wilton) beat Carmel Hudson (Wilton) and T. Burke (Carrigaline Community) beat Marie Triggs (Middleton) (Semi-finals):- E. Fitton (Ballincollig Community) beat Peg Ahern (St. Anhony’s School) and T. Burke (Carrigaline Community) beat Breda McTeggart (Wilton) Final:- Elizabeth Fitton (Ballincollig Community) beat Theresa Burke (Carrigaline Community) Gents Singles Competition-Quarter-finals:- J. Caplice (Mitchelstown) beat Dan Fitzgibbon (St. Anthony’s), Conor Middleton (Crosshaven) beat Tim O’Neill (Douglas G.A.A.), P. McCarthy (Wilton) beat Adrian Tanner (Conna) and J. Long (Little Island) beat Liam Conlon (Watergrasshill) (Semifinals):- J. Caplice (Mitchelstown) beat Conor Middleton (Crosshaven) and P. McCarthy (Wilton) beat John Long (Little Island) (Final):- Jim Caplice (Mitchelstown) beat Pat McCarthy (Wilton) The Umpires on duty for the final session were Hazel Foley and Marie O’Leary. At the conclusion of play Marlene Harte (Club Captain) presented the prizes and also the Perpetual Trophies to Elizabeth Fitton & Jim Caplice.

• Mick O’Driscoll of Munster Rubgy presents the winning trophy to Kate Lynch after Knockrour Toby’s win of the Munster Rugby Stakes at Curraheen Park. Also included are Catherine O’Dea, Kathleen Murphy, Kathleen Lynch, Mort Cronin, Nora O’Brien, John and Shiela Lynch, Sinead O’Brien, Leanne Murphy, Aisling O’Brien (winner of the signed rugby jersey), Emma and Nicole Power, Liz Igoe and Brian Collins of Curraheen Park and Munster Players Tom Gleeson, Denis Fogarty, Billy Holland, Scott Deasy and Denis Hurley. Picture: Michelle O’Keeffe

Minor Hurling Championship: Well done to the Douglas team that delivered a brave display to defeat Mayfield on Wednesday night in Carrigtwohill. Final score: Douglas 0-17 Mayfield 1-12. It was uplifting to see such strong support from club members at the game and the Douglas selectors commented afterwards that it gave the players a great boost. Also, thank you to the adult players and senior selectors who lent a hand on the sideline. It all contributed to a great victory. Under 21 City Championship Football Final: Last Saturday evening St. Finbarr’s defeated Douglas in the under 21 final on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10. Outstanding points from Finbarr Desmond and Cormac Collins were the highlight of the first half. However, scores were always going to be hard to acquire in a game played in poor weather conditions and the

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