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The voice of douglas - and beyond

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Community Magazine

The Douglas Post

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St Patrick’s Mills, Douglas West, Cork. Tel: 089 440 8242 Email: •

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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, Unit 29C, St Patrick’s Mills, 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.

Maryborough Hill Junction Dear Editor We need to get local community to campaign to get Maryborough Hill Junction completed due to its danger to traffic and pedestrians and also to celebrate the bus stop been implemented recently at Maryborough Ridge/Broaddale Tim (Via Facebook)

The Ladder Dear Editor Did you know that many a man gets to the top of the ladder and then finds out it has been leaning against the wrong wall? On top of that many a woman has helped her husband to the top of the ladder and then decided the picture would look better on the opposite wall! Of course the man who is afraid to walk under a ladder will probably never get to the top of it. Just a few leading thoughts! Regards Neil O’Donoghue, Greenhills 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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Spend less this Christmas with Kevin Dundon.

• At the fundraiser in Coughlans Bar Douglas St, in aid of Share A Dream Foundation where an amazing €6641.85 was raised. This foundation helps sick children's dreams come true. The annual ball will be held on 8th December this year. In photograph Left to right. Maria Crowley , Shay Kinsella (founder) , Catherine Keenan, Ciara Brolley.

Fit, flexible, fifty-something Have you been busy with work or family? Maybe not exercised in a while? Starting to feel a little stiff? Or just want to try something new? When you are in, or near, your fifties, your exercise needs are different from a twenty-year old. The body is changing, mind and emotions too. This middle stage is an important time in a woman’s life, and can be challenging. The right type of exercise and movement can help you embrace change and turn it into something positive. Pilates is an ideal way to gain muscle tone, flexibility, a sense of balance and well-being. A good teacher will help you to feel, and look, your very best. Pilates will improve your posture and

change the way that you move. Joseph Pilates said that “If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old. If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.” This Saturday 17 November, Pilates People Cork is organising a workshop in Yogaworx Douglas, ‘Fit, Flexible, Fifty-something’. In 90 minutes, you can experience a series of gentle and slow Pilates movements, focusing on strength, flexibility and balance. The workshop will finish with a restful and rejuvenating relaxation. Cost is €20, or bring a friend and pay just €35 for two people. If you’d like to take part, or find out more, contact Jaconel 085 1613 505.



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Contact Jaconel 085 1613 505 MOVEMENT FOR LIFE. YOUR LIFE The Douglas Post Magazine | Unit 29C | St Patrick’s Mills | Douglas West | Cork | Ireland 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 South Link Publishing Ltd, Unit 29C, St Patrick’s Mills, Douglas West, Cork.

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Poetry Corner with Ronnie McGinn

Joan McCarthy of Midleton, Co.Cork has been verse writing for some years, often amusing poems for work colleagues on their departure from the workplace, or also to commemorate memorable events in either her own or other people’s lives.  Issues which annoy her, such as the early saturation in shops and in the media about Christmas.

Please Don’t Mention Christmas! With all this talk of Christmas, I really have to say, how sad it all just makes me feel, On this first November day. Its meant to be a magic time, of quiet reflection too, But why a circus it’s become, I just don’t know.. do you?

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The telly has begun its ads, Before autumn leaves are gone, And already airways are sneaking in, The odd old Christmas song.

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So please just stop this horrid trend, And let this season take its time, The place for all this Christmas hype Is much further down the line.

Hear a local writer reading and discussing their latest short story or poem

The shops are full of merchandise, to try and make us spend, Buy, buy, buy the ads shout out, But where will it all end?

Joan McCarthy Send your poem to ‘The Poetry Corner’ / Douglas Post, Unit 29 C, St Patrick’s Mills, Douglas or you can email it direct to ronniemcginn@ 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

Writers Group Meetings Mallow Poetry Group: Mallow Library - Every Tuesday at 12.30 p.m Wilton Writers’ Workshop: Every Tuesday, 3pm-5pm, Bishopstown Library, Wilton. For committed writers who wish to make progress. Ó Bhéal: Open mic every Mon at The Hayloft (upstairs at The Long Valley), Winthrop Street Douglas Writers Group: John O’Sullivan’s, Boardroom - Friday the 14th Dec at 5.30 pm Bishopstown Writers: Bishopstown Library Thurs 6th Dec at 6.30pm Douglas Junior Writers Group: Douglas Library Thursday 20th Dec at Ballinlough Writers: John O’Sullivan’s (Douglas) Fri 21st Dec at 5.30 pm Words Without Frontiers: This series of writing workshops continues from now until Christmas, meeting at the Douglas Library each Thursday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. New members welcome. Text to 0861981547 or email to

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If you are a writer we’d love to hear from you

Contact: Ronnie McGinn at The Douglas Post Or email:

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Looking for Singers Looking for something to start your week off on a high note as the long evenings draw in? Winter evenings are here and you may be wondering how to fill them. Always singing in the shower and the car? Why not join Douglas Harmonia Singers and sing along with us?? We are a well established choir of over 25 members both male and female. We rehearse every Monday evening in the Ardfallen Centre, Douglas Road (Adjacent to the Briar Rose pub) from 8pm to 10pm and are always on the look out for fun and friendly singers of all ages who wish to join a versatile and dynamic group. The choir is a mixed choir, which sings in three and four parts and are accepting singers in all levels. If you are not sure if you are a tenor or a base; an alto or a soprano our choir leader Fearghal O’ Connor will guide you to the part that suits your voice the best. For more information check out Douglas Harmonia Singers on Facebook and Twitter on @ douglasharmonia. You can also email us on douglasharmoniasingers@gmail. com or call Catherine on 087 217 3162.

Douglas Writers Group The next meeting of the Douglas Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Business Centre), Douglas on Friday 14th Dec at 5.30 pm. The Douglas Writers Group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Douglas Community Association Website/Facebook We now have our

own website, www.douglascommunity. ie, and Facebook, douglascommunity.

AGM, to Mon. 26th Nov.

Our AGM will take place on Monday 26thth Nov. at 8 p.m. at the community centre. Reports from the various groups that operate from the centre will be given on the night. All members of the public are very welcome to attend our AGM, new members especially welcome. If you are interested in learning more about our association, please visit our website at www. New Administrator

We are delighted that Mary Cronin has joined us as new administrator at the centre, replacing Nicola Forth. Mary will be at the centre and available to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Phone no. at the centre is 4894955 or e-mail douglasca@ ‘Have yourself a Merry, Merry Xmas!’

A flower demonstration on the above theme will be held at the centre on Thursday, 29th November at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available from the office on Mon. 9-1, Tue 9-2 and Friday 9-2.30. This was a very popular event last year so get in early if you want to be sure of a place. You can also e-mail us at douglasca@eircom. net or text Helen at 086-6004323 or Mary O’ at 083-3318779. Get the Christmas spirit going by supporting your local community. New Winter Closing Times at the Community Park

From now on, on Saturday and Sunday evenings the park will be closed at 7pm. The normal closing time of 10 pm will continue from Monday to Friday Mad Pride – DIY Mental Health – Next Meeting Wed. 28 Nov 7.30-9pm

David McCarthy continues to hold meetings at the centre for anyone

• Eglantine NS supporters enjoying their victory at the Allianz Sciath na Scol finals at Pairc Ui Rinn. Picture: Mike English

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• Joy for Eglantine when the final whistle sounded at Pairc Ui Rinn after they recorded a win over Scoil Bhride Midleton at the Allianz Sciath na Scol Finals. Picture: Mike English

interested in this very important area of mental health. Many people are under severe stress with the economic realities they are having to face and it can be a struggle to maintain good relationships with partners, family and friends. This is a great opportunity to join with David and other members of the community to get support in maintaining good mental health. For more information, you can e-mail David at david@madprideireland. ie or visit the website at www. Tidy Towns Saturday Clean-ups

These continue each Saturday from 10.30-12. Volunteers meet at the community park, just outside the centre, where high-viz jackets and picks are supplied. They need all the help they can get and they are a wonderful, hard-working, enthusiastic and visionary group of people whose company you will enjoy. So just show up and join them – everyone welcome. Mad Pride Ireland Mad Pride Ireland workshops are being coordinated by David McCarthy, son of John McCarthy, who started the Mad Pride movement. They will continue to engage the community on mental health issues and these will be held every 2 weeks at Douglas Community Centre as follows: 28th Nov., and 12th Dec. from 7.309. Readers may have seen posters around the village. The aims are to: - help the community re-engage with itself - bring in voices which may not be currently heard - re-awaken our sense of community spirit - normalize

the conversation around mental health and well being. Anybody interested in attending, please come along on the night. For more information on the workshops, visit their website at www. or contact David, at Community Welfare Officer

For people in and around the Douglas area, the Dept. Of Social Protection provides a Community Welfare Officer, who attends at three different venues: Douglas Community Centre, Passage & Ballintemple Health Centres. This service is provided to help people experiencing financial difficulties. Please check the times and days that the CWO is attending your area, by going on our website which is www.

Temporary Closing Of Public Roads NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993 that the following road will be closed to public traffic for the dates and times stated: Kinsale Road – LP2548. 19.00hrs on Friday 23rd November to 08.00hrs Monday 26th November 2012.

Rochestown Youth Choir Rochestown Youth Choir are looking for new members to join our Choir. Young people from 2nd class and upwards are welcome. We practice every Friday from 4pm - 5pm in the Church. We sing once a month at the childrens Mass in St Patricks Church at 11am. Contact 087 9841379.

• Angela O Callaghan and Laoise McGinn who took part in the philosophy debates UCC

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Hypothermia Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature passes below 95 F (35 C). When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and other organs cannot work correctly.

or difficulty thinking, Poor decision making, such as trying to remove warm clothes, Drowsiness or very low energy, Apathy, or lack of concern about one’s condition, Progressive loss of consciousness, Weak pulse and Shallow breathing. Hypothermia isn’t always the result of exposure to extremely cold outdoor temperatures.


The mechanisms of heat loss from your body include the following: Radiated heat. Most heat loss is due to heat radiated from unprotected surfaces of your body. If you’re in direct contact with something very cold, such as cold water or the cold ground, heat is conducted away from

Shivering is your body’s automatic defense against cold temperature — an attempt to warm itself. Constant shivering is a key sign of hypothermia. Signs and symptoms of hypothermia include: Shivering, Clumsiness or lack of coordination, Slurred speech or mumbling, Stumbling, Confusion

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your body. Because water is very good at transferring heat from your body, body heat is lost much faster in cold water than in cold air. Wind. Wind removes body heat by carrying away the thin layer of warm air at the surface of your skin. A wind chill factor is important in causing heat loss. For example, if the outside temperature is 0 C and the wind chill factor is minus 26 C, your body loses heat as quickly as if the actual temperature outside were minus 26 C.

Staying warm in cold weather Before you or your children step out into cold air, remember the advice that follows with the simple acronym COLD — cover, overexertion, layers, dry: Cover. Wear a hat or other protective covering to prevent body

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heat from escaping from your head, face and neck. Cover your hands with mittens instead of gloves. Mittens are more effective than gloves because mittens keep your fingers in closer contact with one another. The Overexertion. combination of wet clothing and cold weather can cause you to lose body heat more quickly. Layers. Wear loosefitting, layered, lightweight clothing. Outer clothing made of tightly woven, water-repellent material is best for wind protection. Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers hold body heat better than cotton does. Dry. Stay as dry as possible. For more information contact Garvan at Lynch’s Pharmacy on 4366923 or go to www.

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• War Memorial at the South Mall. Lord Mayor John Buttimer laid the first wreath members of the Irish Great War society provided an honour guard at the memorial. photos Frank Lee

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• Jonathan, Jason and Erin Frankham after completing the Dublin Marathon photo Joan Frankham


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 – frontdesk@douglaspost. ie. To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays

Ballinlough Community News With Mary Cremin Christmas Concert Ballinlough Youth Clubs are busy putting the finishing touches to their programme for the Christmas Concert which will be held this year in the Community Centre on Sunday 9th December at 7.30 p.m. Tickets, at a very reasonable €5 each, offers great value and should be snapped up very quickly. Be sure to buy your’s early! The organising committee have managed to persuade a number of very well known local artists to perform on the night and as in previous years there will be something for everyone - singing, comedy,etc and of course the cuppa, mince pie and chat. Full programme details will be given in the next issue of the Douglas Post.

Senior Citizen’s Christmas Dinner This years Ballinlough Senior Citizen’s Christmas Dinner will take place Sunday December 16th 2011at 5.00pm in the Rochestown Park Hotel The cost of the evening is €30. A great night of dinner, dance and music is guaranteed! If you don’t know how to do the “slosh” now, you will after December 16th! Maura Maher (021 4294854) Maura Olden (021 4363193) Marion Quinn (021) 4293704

Bingo The weekly session of Bingo is every Friday night at 8.15 in the Community Centre `

Spook Parade Ballinlough Youth Clubs hosted their third annual Halloween Spook Parade on Sunday 28th October. Participants

(all dressed for the occasion) and their parents were entertained by a comedy/puppet act as they waited to register. Very quickly all of the 150 available children’s places were allocated and there were a number of disappointed “would be” participants. The parade left the Canon Horgan Youth Centre and made its way along the route where participants were met by various creepy and ghostly characters who had their stories told. These included Slugworth with the long red hair, the spirit who had her brains eaten, the wife who spent her nights searching for her lost husband, the butcher of Ballinlough, the ghost who could be seen by participants but not by the narrator and many, many more. They also enjoyed an “Images of Halloween” display and the highlight of the parade – a performance of Thriller by members of Junior Youth Club, Nicki’s Dance Studio and Dracula who arose from his coffin! Participants returned to the decorated Youth Hall where they took part in a number of Halloween games - bobbing and snap apple, toss the coin in the pumpkin, the touch and smell game, ring the witches’ hat, piñatas etc., A great night was had by all.

Ballinlough Writers Group The next meeting of the Ballinlough Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Fri 21st December at 5.30 PM. The Ballinlough Writers Group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there

• The Ballinlough Pitch and Putt Club Held their annual Tournament In aid of the Cork branch of The Irish Kidney Association Members of the club also took part in the ladies mini marathon Total raised from both events was 2760 euro Many Thanks to all who took part in the events Teddy O Neill Chairman

Jerry Buttimer TD

Radical Reform Document for the Health Sector Patients to be placed at the centre of decision making, ensuring faster, fairer service delivery Fine Gael Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer TD, has welcomed the publication of the radical healthcare reform document by the Department of Health. The document, entitled Future Health: A Strategic Framework for Reform of the Health Service 2012-2015, sets out the roadmap for the overhaul of our healthcare services so that value for money and appropriate service delivery can be achieved. “Future Health details 48 actions for reform; it is aimed at delivering a changed health service which meets the changing needs of our population. There are many challenges facing our health service including an aging population and an increasing incidence of chronic illness. This framework outlines how the health service plans on meeting those challenges. “The radical reform agenda being carried out by Minister Reilly will not happen overnight. This Government was handed a health service that was creaking at the seams and which had money thrown at it as the solution to all its problems. The Irish people, quite frankly, deserve better. “It is the Government’s intention to create a single-tier health service which is supported by Universal Health Insurance and where no distinction between public and private patients exists. Outcomes for patients will be improved, free access to GPs will be available, as is the case in other countries, and there will be better management of chronic illnesses. “We have no choice but to do more with less, but that aside, it is high time we had a healthcare system that worked for, instead of against, us. Healthcare staff, consultants and, most of all, the patient, who should always have been at the heart of the system, deserve it. I have no doubt that this intention can and will become a reality under Dr. James Reilly TD.”

Jerry Buttimer T.D. Constituency Office 4 A Glasheen Road, Cork. CLINIC TIMES:

• Crime Prevention evening at Ballinlough Community Centre L to R: Maura Maher, Mary Cremin, Dan Cowman, Laura McGoingle, Jane Kelleher, Tony Davis Front: Maura Olden and Anne Allan

Monday: Ballyphehane Community Centre 6pm - 6.30pm Friday: Mahon Community Centre 12.30 pm - 1pm Friday: Togher Community Centre 6pm - 6.30pm

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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 – frontdesk@douglaspost. ie. To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays

Blackrock/ Mahon Community News Station are open to the public are to be adjusted as of Monday 22nd October 2012.

Mahon Community Church Mahon Community Church meet every tuesday at 7 30pm upstairs at Mahon Community centre for prayer for the community Bible study and worship. Childrens club is on Mondays at 5 30pm. Sunday Morning Worship will commence in early October All Welcome! - more info please visit Mahon Community Church on Facebook also

The new public hours will be as follows : Monday - Saturday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please be assured that public opening hours do not affect the 24 hour service provided from Blackrock Garda Station. We are here 24 hours a day and 365 days of the year.

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Change Of Opening Hours At Blackrock Garda Station

Munster Survivors Support Services Ltd Cork, Outreach Centre, Hold A Weekly Clinic In The ‘Meeting Room’, of Holy Cross Church, AveDe -Rennes’ Mahon every Thursday From 2pm To 4-30pm.Outreach Officers Also Available for home visits or at the Meeting Room and all other times By ‘’Appointment’’. All are welcome to join us for ‘’Form Filling’’ etc, or a chat, or advice, or just to join us for a Social Afternoon, (for a cup of tea or coffee).For More Information Please Contact: Ollie At- 087-0516070. Or Pat At- 0863473583.

An Garda Siochana at Blackrock is committed to working with the community to protect and serve. In order to ensure that we deliver an excellent service, the following adjustments to the service are announced. * An expansion of the working roster to provide an effective policing service to the community when it is required most. * Reduction of office duty resulting in more Gardai on the beat and patrol. * Continuation of the 24 hour service at Blackrock by Blackrock Gardai.

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Andy Rooney Quote I’ve learned.... That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.

• Garry ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan W.B.O – A.B.O - B.U.I Boxing Champion, congratulating Denis Coffey on his record 3 –in-row wins in “Around the Island Sea Swim” at Sandy Cove Kinsale. The highest accolade was paid by organizer Jim Anthony Barry, who said that 3-In-A-Row Winner Dennis Coffey’s record might never be accomplished again. Jim went on to say he thinks we will still be applauding the success of Dennis for years to come. He also thanked everyone who took part

Cllr Kieran McCarthy

Funding for The Gathering 2013 The Government has allocated a fund of €30,000 to Cork City Council for local and community events being organised in Cork City for The Gathering 2013. The Application Form and Guidelines are available on the attached link,,56125,en.html. The closing date is Friday 30th November at 5pm.Various types of Gatherings will be considered for funding – it can include school reunions, sports clubs hosting overseas teams, music, cultural or business gatherings involving overseas visitors to the county/ locality. To be eligible for funding, the event/ project must deliver a minimum of 10 incremental overseas visitors per E.500 fund award to the individual gathering. Projects must provide evidence of tapping into international networks, have the capability to promote the event and provide a potential for media coverage. Eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the criteria. Full details can be found on the link above. Kieran’ heritage on facebook: Cork: Our11:55 City, Our DouglasPostAd_Layout 1 29/11/2011 PageTown 1

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• Former Munster and Irish International rugby star, Frankie Sheahan, and Ciarán Lynch, Labour Deputy for Cork South Central, pictured at the official launch of Deputy Lynch's new app which will enable smart phone owners to communicate their concerns in real time directly to him, in Cork city. Pic: Diane Cusack

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Lynch’s app launched into front row Ciarán Lynch, Labour Deputy for Cork South Central, has launched his own app which will enable smart phone owners to communicate their concerns in real time to Deputy Lynch. Deputy Lynch’s app was launched today in Douglas, Cork by former Munster and Irish International rugby star, Frankie Sheahan. Speaking at the launch of his app, Deputy Lynch said: “The idea behind designing my app is firstly to respond to the changing and evolving trends in communications and secondly to better enable contact between the public and myself. “I have always valued the need for politicians to be both available and to listen to the public views and concerns. I would see the use of this app as complimenting the more traditional forms of engagement I have with the public at my on-going weekly advice centres.” Launching the app, Frankie Sheanan said: “I am delighted to be launching this app on behalf of Ciaran today. I believe it is very important that the public feel connected at all times with their local representatives and this app is yet another way for people to make this contact.” The app is free to download and use. It allows the user to report local issues to their representative quickly and easily from their phone. It also links together Deputy Lynch’s social media platforms and website.

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The app developed for iPhone and Android devices has been designed to work on all smart phones and can be downloaded from a link on Deputy Lynch’s website, by scanning a QR code on his election literature, by sharing the link via social media or by entering the address into on a smart phone’s browser. The app was created by Cork-based company; Democratic Apps.

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The Cork Youth Orchestra is having a Ball this year! The Cork Youth Orchestra ( CYO) comprising 130 young musicians from all over Cork City and County, completed a 7 day concert tour in Italy last summer. They played 3 open air concerts in Tuscany to over 3500 people as part of the International festival of Youth Orchestras. Buoyed on by this success and their sell out concerts with top Irish Trad Group Altan in May 2011 and theatre legend Colm Wilkinson last Christmas, the CYO are now staging unique concerts featuring West End Star Michael Ball and the Cork

Youth Orchestra on the 8th and 9th December 2012 next, at Cork’s City Hall. It promises to be a great nights entertainment for music lovers/ concert goers who enjoy live performance, a complete orchestral sound and the smooth silky voice and professional delivery of the big name Broadway musical theatre star that is Michael Ball.

Cork’s Premier Swim School We love swimming, so join our swim programme with classes available for all ages of children, no matter how young or old. Guaranteed results. Give us a call now and we will be happy to talk to you about all things swimming.

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Know Your Rights Difficulties paying the mortgage Question: We are having trouble paying our mortgage for the last few months as we have been trying to keep our business going. I am worried that we might lose our house. Where can I go for advice about this?

Answer If you are already in arrears on your mortgage, or in danger of slipping into arrears, there are several options and supports in place to help you stay in your home. It is vital that you contact your mortgage provider as soon as possible to discuss your situation. Before you do so you can check the website, which has information for people who are having difficulty keeping up with their mortgage payments. This website provides online access to general information on mortgage arrears. It includes information on the supports that may be available to you, including the codes of conduct that your lender must abide by. You can also ring the Mortgage Arrears Information Helpline. It provides general mortgage arrears information and guidance to people

with mortgages on their primary residential property. The Helpline can refer you to relevant services such as the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) and Free Legal Advice Centres. The Helpline number is 0761 07 4050, Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm. After you have contacted your lender, if they propose a longer-term arrangement for your mortgage, you have the option of getting financial advice on the proposed arrangement. If you wish to do this, your lender will pay €250 to an accountant who will provide this advice. A countyby-county listing of participating accountants is published on Know Your Rights has been compiled by Blackrock Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public. Tel:0761 076930 Address: Convent Road, Blackrock,Cork. Information is also available online at and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000.

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Young @ Heart by Phil Goodman

As soon as the Remembrance Tree goes up in the shopping centre it reminds us of the essence of the Christmas spirit and also provides a simple yet poignant way of remembering loved ones amid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. You are welcome to write your personal message on a card and this will be placed on the tree. It is a time to reflect and a time to remember loved ones in a special and simple way with each card having its own story of love and sadness, you may also write the name of your loved one in a special book, which will be placed on the altar in St Columbas Church and be prayed for at mass, - if you would like to volunteer an hour or two a week you can contact me on -4363867. Next Tuesday 4th December the annual inter-community quiz takes place in City Hall, sponsored by Evening echo and City Council, the main objective of the quiz is the integration of different community groups, last year 32 such groups came together, each team consisted of four people, two older people linked with two secondary school students. The students enjoyed meeting older members of the community in a fun filled atmosphere. The quiz also affords the various community groups the opportunity to meet exchange ideas and contacts and benefit from each others experience and expertise, it is a wonderful social event but very serious as all teams want to win the Magnificent Perpetual Trophy of our own “Corks Echo Boy”, with all members on the winning team receiving Echo Boy bronze replicas. The City council have sponsored beautiful plaques for second and third places with the Cork Coat of Arms inscribed. Ballyphehane are defending the title which they won last year, all welcome to come along on the night and support your team. As an added treat for our Young at Heart Christmas Party - The Kiely -Walsh Dancers will performing for us on Dec 2nd in Rochestown Park Hotel. Don’t miss it ! Next Monday we have the launch of Young at Heart community book at 6pm in St Columbas Hall. Minister Kathleen Lynch will Launch the book. I am happy to see it finished and hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed compiling it. There are lots of pictures and many I could not fit in, Maybe next time.

UP Coming events , Mondays: walk in the par ,10-30, Care-Ring phone service, community centre 1-4, Painting -Art Therapy, 2-4 GAA hall Tues: Knitting ,2-4 Pastoral hall , Weds:



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school, must be pre -booked. Bingo Lion house 2 -4 Thurs: Tai - Chi, library, 10.45 -11.45. Computer class,12-2 library

Other Events Mon 26th November - Young at Heart community book launch by Minister Kathleen Lynch at 6pm in St Columbas Hall Dec 2nd Christmas Party ,Rochestown park hotel ,at 7pm Dec 4th Inter-community Quiz City Hall, 7pm

• Ena Nora and Nuala on their visit to the Mansion House

Dec 6th Christmas Party Naval Base at 2 30 pm Dec 10th Christmas Party Tesco Dec 11th Christmas Columbas Hall



Thought for today “If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one” Cherish your yesterdays dream your tomorrows But be young at heart And live your today’s Bye for now Phil

• Young at Heart visit to the Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise O Muiri in the Mansion House

Phil Goodman’s Young at Heart Book Launch • Julian & Anna in the Mansion House

Minister Kathleen Lynch will Launch the Young at Heart Community Book at 6pm, on Monday 26th November in St Columbas Hall




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 favour will be granted no matter how impossible - KL

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 favour will be granted no matter how impossible - RC

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 favour will be granted no matter how impossible - RC

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In a run-down saloon in a small town in the Wild West, One-eyed Pete and his gang sat playing poker. There were 5 men round the table. After several games one of the men eyed the dealer narrowly and drawled “I says you’re cheating”. It was an unwise comment. The dealer whipped out a gun and shot the offender dead. Naturally someone sent for the sheriff. However, even though the incident had been witnessed by everyone in the bar, he was unable to attest any of the men who had taken part in the Game. Why ?

Sue Sugar had a toothache. She went to the only dentist in town where she was greeted by Dr.Molar and Dr. Bicuspid, the partners. She noticed that where as Dr. Molar had a wonderful mouthful of teeth, his partner’s teeth seemed in urgent need of attention With which partner should she book an appointment ?

Last week’s Answer There were 5 men present but the dealer was a woman

To celebrate the launch of The Penguin Club at Cork on Ice, drop-in ice skating lessons for kids aged 2-10 on Thursdays at 3.10pm,we have 2 double passes (each suitable for an adult and child) to give away this week!

Question: What bird features on the Cork on Ice logo?

A Pigeon B Penguin C Parrot Send your entry to or Douglas Post Magazine, 29 St Patricks Mills, Douglas by Saturday 1st Dec 2012 at 12 noon. Prize must be accepted as offered. Winner will be notified using contact details provided.

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Winning Time For Christ King School In Sports & Debates November has been a very successful month on the sporting and debating fields for the girls of Christ King Girls secondary school. The school’s Senior basketball Team overcame Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in the Cup and also triumphed against North Monastery in the Senior A League. In another basketball success, Christ King’s Junior Basketball team won their game against Presentation Tralee by 20 points. The Senior football team beat Beara Community College in the Munster cup 1st round and the Junior Soccer Team beat Tramore 11-0 and the 1st Years won the Cork Area Futsal final. Also the Junior hockey team beat Ashton Comprehensive school. Aisling McDonald, Emma O’Riordan, Clara Hurley, Ciara Lynch Róisín O’Halloran and Ciara Hickey were presented with their Silver Gaisce awards at a ceremony in UCC continuing Christ King’s fantastic tradition in these awards. In debating, Angela O’Callaghan and Laoise McGinn, Transition Year, went through to the next round of the Philosoph Debates at UCC while Saoirse Goulding, Laoise McGinn and Angela O’Callaghan won the first round of the Mental Health debating/ public speaking competition.

Cork Arc Christmas House Spectacular Discover Christmas at Cork ARC Cancer Support House this year. Creative and inspirational, this bespoke array of decorations by Meadows and Byrne will give you a spring board of ideas for the season ahead. Show your support for Cork ARC and deck your halls with sparkle and style from our Christmas House. Don’t miss out, join us at 5, O’Donovan Rossa Road, Cork on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th

November, between 11am and 4pm. Donation on entry, refreshments provided. All proceeds to Cork ARC Cancer Support House. For enquiries, please call Hilary on 021 4276688.

Coffee Morning Coffee morning for those bereaved or affected by suicide on the 1st Tuesday of every Month, 12 - 1.30 pm , in The Boardwalk, Lapps Quay, Cork. Teas, Coffee and Scones complimentary and kindly donated by The Boardwalk. All are welcome, bring family member or friend/s. “The coming together of those similarly bereaved can offer the opportunity to gain strength and understanding from individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide.” For further information please do not hesitate to call, Collette on 087/1897315 or Brigette on 087/6310482

Liam Lawton Christmas Concert Turner’s Cross will be the focal point for concert goers in the approach to Christmas as popular singer and composer Liam Lawton brings his Christmas Tour to the magnificent Christ The King church on 5th December. Tickets for the concert have just gone on sale at €20 and are available from Bunscoil Chríost Rí primary school in Turner’s Cross and from the Parish Office. The proceeds from the concert go towards the local primary school Bunscoil Chríost Rí whose choir will perform along with the local Christ The King church choir as part of the programme. Liam Lawton’s work is well known and in this performance of his work he will be accompanied by the Choir of St. James’ Church from Ballinora in Waterfall who have accompanied him on two occasions in the recent past and who produced a CD last year which included some of his work.

with Geraldine Blake

Juggling it all Early in 1994, I gave birth to my first son. At the time I was the Personnel Manager for a roofers’ merchant company in London. I loved my job and there was no question that I was going back to work after my baby was born. I was so proud being a working mother because I was the 90’s woman; I had it all. I subscribed fully to the ethos of She magazine whose motto was Juggling It All and urged women like me, ‘Yes you can have your cake and eat too’ and ‘Yes your children do know you’re their mother even though they spend less of their waking hours with you than they do with their child minder’ because ‘It is vitally important for your self esteem that you have a career’ and ‘It is important that your children see that you have a life other than them’. But after being back at work a few months, the truth was although I had my feet firmly planted in both worlds, I felt I had half of each and it added up to nothing. In a male dominated work place, I was expected, at very short notice, to attend meetings in Bristol at 4pm which made it impossible for me to get back up to London for 6pm to collect my son.

hard. I no longer had the luxury of working late to meet deadlines or to just catch up; I couldn’t just head to the pub with the rest of the office for the Friday night booze up. Neither was I spending any time with my son who slept in the car all the way home and again once he had his dinner. I was miserable. Something had to give but to give up work was to admit failure so I plugged on. When my son was 18 months old salvation came. The company decided to relocate its headquarters to Cambridge, a two hour commute which even I had to admit was ridiculous. Manfully, I accepted redundancy but inside I was jumping for joy: the decision was made for me. I still work but I do it on a part time basis now. And as for the editor of She magazine, I read in a newspaper some years ago that she had a nervous breakdown from juggling it all.

My childminder was fantastic but she had me warned from the beginning that if I arrived so much as a minute past 6pm, she would leave my son out on the doorstep. I didn’t think she’d really do it but she was so moody I didn’t want to take the chance. Eventually I plucked up the courage to challenge the timings of these meetings and make them more childfriendly but I discovered in other ways being a full time working mother is

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Home & G arden Things to do This Week Christmas is coming and daylight is in short supply, but a gardeners work is never done, As usual we 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 Protect hellebore flowers from frost and snow if we get any, with cloches. Shorten tall buddleia stems by half if snow is likely, and finish pruning in the spring, Check Iris unguicularis regularly for buds, and cut for the house where they last longer than outdoors. Start gathering holly and other evergreens for indoor decorations, and keep cool in a dark shed. In cold gardens mulch nerines, schizostylis, galtonia and other borderline bulbs with leaves, straw or conifer trimmings. Continue taking hardwood cuttings this month whenever the soil is workable. or root in pots in a frame. Dig up well-rooted suckers of sumach, robinia, cotinus and other shrubs, and transplant as new plants. Check cotoneaster, pyracantha and other Rosaceae shrubs for fireblight die-back; prune to clean Wood, and disinfect tools.

Protect autumn-sown peas and broadbeans with cloches, and earth up exposed plants for stability.

Lawns & Hedges Wire in conifer and evergreen branches to prevent them being forced outwards by heavy snow. And if we get a cold spell it’s possible.

Amazing New Dining Experience @ The Artisan Cafe, Shanagarry Design Centre What better way to complete a day’s retail therapy than enjoying the amazing new dining experience in the Artisan Cafe, Shanagarry Design Centre. Relax over a mouth watering menu encapsulating the very best of locally sourced ingredients while enjoying the unique and breathtaking views of East Cork. Announcing the opening of the stunning new and dynamic dining space in the Kilkenny Group’s Shanagarry Design Centre! What was previously the outdoor dining area has recently been redeveloped and now is enclosed with glass providing a luxurious indoor seating area whist maximising the extraordinary views of East Cork. Overlooking the famous Ballycotton Lighthouse, this new extension to the Artisan Cafe will provide additional seating for up to 50 people so customers can enjoy the delicious

menu offerings in style. If you would like to enjoy and appreciate these wonderful views, pop down to the Shanagarry Design Centre, open 7 days a week from 10am and now serving a new brunch menu. The Shanagarry Design Centre boasts a selection of top Irish and international designers, with everything you need this Christmas from fabulous decorations to gifts for all the family. A visit to the Shanagarry Design Centre is guaranteed to be a great day out all the family, with in-house workshops and studios, home to some of Ireland’s finest designers and craftspeople along with a top class shopping and dining experience. Come along to the Design Centre today and experience the best of Irish design, homemade cuisine and breathtaking views.

Greenhouse Grow tender South African and Mediterranean heathers in good light, just above 7°C (45’F), and water with rainwater only. Tidy alpines under glass, removing dead and decaying leaves, and ventilate freely Sow dwarf hardy cyclamen seeds in pans of gritty compost, and keep in a cold frame. Continue bringing in bulbs in pots and bowls when they have made 5-8cm (23in) shoots. Bring inside small roses in pots for forcing; prune and keep well ventilated.

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Loosen compacted soil in pathways between crops to help drain surface water. Cover outdoor figs with blankets, sacking or fleece, and insulate pots if container-grown. Where fresh stable manure is plentiful, make a hotbed to force early crops

In hard weather keep part of the pond surface ice­free for fish.

In General Check new trees and shrubs after heavy frost and firm if they have been loosened in the ground

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Spike Island Ghost Tour The creators of the original Spike Island Guided Walking Tours, Titanic Trail Ltd in partnership with Cork County Council and Marine Transport are happy to announce a special nighttime Spike Island Ghost Tour on 24th November at 7pm. Following the investigations of Ghost Hunters International on Spike Island earlier this year, a tour that will trace the Island’s darker folklore will be conducted through some of the spookiest recesses of the Island. Evidence and tales of the unexplained

Contact: Sean O’Riordan CPA Sean o’Riordan CPA 10 Douglas West, Douglas Village, Cork. Tel: 021 4361313, Fax: 021 4369919, email:

Rings’s glory days returns to Blackpool Library by popular demand

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Limited Tickets on a first come first served basis only available up to 22nd November are available online www. at a reduced price of €14.50 and from the Tourist information office in Cobh and the Cash Office, Fl 1, County Hall at €15.00

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This exhibition will take place from 15th November to 6th December and will consist of a selection of twenty abstract paintings. Dave Murphy has been painting since his teenage years.  A native of Cork City, he regularly draws on his own life experiences to inspire his art.  Dave Murphy has previously exhibited his work at the Shine Art Gallery, Cork City and at the Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield.  Admission is free and all are welcome

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‘Memories, moods, feelings, as seen through colour’: Art Exhibition by Dave Murphy November 2012

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will be shared with participants recalling eyewitness accounts and technical investigative procedures in the darkened atmosphere of Spike’s isolation.

On Saturday 1st December from 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m., Denis O’Sullivan from Ballynoe will return to Blackpool Library with his very extensive GAA collection. Denis has in his possession material relating to the late great Christy Ring, which has to be of the most complete collections in the country held by a private individual. It contains every available detail, photograph, report and newspaper cutting on Christy Ring’s “glittering career”. Also on

display will be another fantastic collection of photographs including hurling & camogie teams from all grades and from all corners of the country. Denis also affords visitors to his exhibition the opportunity to hear radio commentaries by the legendary Micheál O’Hehir, Micheál O Muircheartaigh & John Cashman. In all, his collection comprises of 20 photo albums, 80 audio cassettes of radio recordings, 71 DVDs & 65 CDs. Admission is free & all are welcome.

Dancing in Rathcormac Inn The craic is mighty for the last few Wednesday nights at the set dancing class in the Rathcormac Inn from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. One of the dancers said “I thought that I might have forgotten everything over the summer but Fionan helped us bring it up to the front of our memory again very easily. He’s a great teacher and makes getting fit really fun too!” So if you live in our around the Rathcormac area, why not come along to see what the excitement is all about with this novel way of getting fit, losing a bit of weight and having fun at the same time. Men are always welcome to come along, with or without a dance partner. Enquiries to Fionan Cogan on 087 818 5111 or email

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Carrigaline Community News Owenabue Garden Club The Owenabue Garden Club, Carrigaline are hosting their Christmas Gala night on Monday 26 November at the earlier time of 7 pm in the C. of I. school hall (entrance beside the main gates to the Community school). The demonstrator will be Teresa Collins on “Christmas Tidings”. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086 8091627.

Gospel Choir Carrigaline Gospel Choir are busy rehearsing and preparing for their Christmas concert in Carrigaline Church on Sunday 16th December, at 7pm. They will be joined by Frankfield Gospel Choir and Castlelyons Gospel Choir for what promises to be a wonderful evening of Christmas and Gospel music. They hope to have a packed church for this free event with donations taken at the door for Marymount Hospice. For more information go to www. or find them on Facebook.

Mens Shed The activities in the Mens Shed are becoming more numerous and full of variety. Last Wednesday 13 members attended the creative writing course given by Afric Mc Glinchey of the VEC. The course continues for the next two weeks and will be followed at the end of November and early December by a two-week course on cookery for men. On Wednesday also two members attended the health and safety course in Midleton organized by SECAD. A big team turned up on Thursday to help erect the Polytunnel and great interest is being shown by many members who are joining the gardening project. Planning for the official opening and blessing on Saturday December 8th is progressing. Meanwhile visitors are welcome Monday to Saturday. The Mens Shed is open to men of all ages who may be interested in or like to work with other men in any of a wide variety of projects. New members are welcome to call to the Mens Shed or contact for more information contact Dick 086 205 8916 Gary 087 7575 274 or Barry 087 813 7990 or

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Céilí Mór The atmosphere was electric at the monthly Céilí Mór in |Carrigaline GAA Pavilion on Saturday last with Tim Joe and Ann who were in fantastic form. The Carrigaline Camogie team who were celebrating their successful year in the lounge joined in the fun and created great excitement in the Siege of Ennis. Dancers travelled from all over Munster to the event, in all nine nationalities were represented. The December Céilí Mór is on Saturday 8th. The Hall, which is recognized as being the premier venue in the country, will be specially decorated for the Christmas season and for the celebration of 16 years of the Carrigaline Céilí Mór.

The Gathering


The Gathering Ireland 2013 was launched in May last with the plan to get hundreds of thousands of visitors to Ireland. The country and the people of country invite family and friends home to Ireland. Jim Miley, Project Director of the Gathering Ireland at a recent meeting said “The Gathering Ireland 2013 is a people’s project. It’s all about you, your family, your neighbours, your sports club, your college, your place of work, in fact, whatever community or group you belong to”. He asked people to plan special events to highlight what is great about your town and county. At a promotion meeting in the Midleton Park Hotel representatives from the various parishes in South and East Cork were asked to come foreword with ideas to get people with Irish roots to visit Ireland next year. It has been proposed that Carrigaline should run a festival in 2013. Meanwhile people can be thinking up ideas to get visitors from abroad to come to Ireland for the Gathering.

Scór is the cultural activity of the GAA clubs over the winter months. It gives members who may not be proficient in hurling or football the opportunity to represent the clubs on stage. The Scór competitions comprise of figure and set dancing, solo singing and ballad groups, musical group, recitation, quiz and novelty act. Do you want to scór for your club? If so get involved. The first competition in the Carrigdhoun division is Scór na nÓg i.e. under 17 years on 1st January 2013. The south East final is fixed for the Marian Hall, Ballinhassig on Saturday 24th November. The divisional AGM is fixed for Tuesday 6th November at 8.00pm also in the Marian Hall. All clubs are asked to send a delegate. For any enquiries please phone Sheila Murphy 087 768 6112.

Aifreann Gaeilge Attendances and the responses at the monthly Aifreann Gaeilge are increasing and getting stronger every month. Fr. Charlie Nyhan who has excellent Irish was the celebrant. Aidan Hurley did the readings while six pupils from the Gaelscoil read the ‘Guí an Phobal’. The Cór Gaeilge accompanied by John Paul Tattan added greatly to the liturgy of the Mass. The next Aifreann Gaeilge will be celebrated on Sunday, 8 th December. Singers who may wish to join the Cór Gaeilge and to learn the Christmas Hymns there will be practice on Tuesday 4th December in the Parish Centre at 7.00 i.n. contact Aislinn 087 9699 488.

Penny Dinners Christmas CD

Penny Dinners, serving the people of Cork since 1840, have a CD out for Christmas. The cost of the CD is €5 & it can be bought from Penny Dinners at Little Hanover Street. Or you can call us here at the Douglas Post Magazine for your copy.

Carrigaline Gospel Choir They have a busy term ahead, planned right up to Christmas time. There are a few vacancies in a number of parts in the Choir. Auditions for new members will be held shortly. Please contact Karen on 0876598721 to arrange one.

Carrigaline Youth Theatre The new Carrigaline Youth Theatre has commenced in the Bandroom on Wednesdays. Director Caroline Conway is delighted with the preliminary workshops, which were well received. Limited places are available on Wednesday from 4.00 to 5.00 pm. Enquiries to Caroline 087 962 1463


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Douglas Hall FC by Finbarr Buckley Umbro U-12 Division One Douglas Hall 5; Avondale Utd. 0 The Hall swept aside their local rivals with four first half goals from Eamonn Kiely before going on to score another three in the second-half, with the impressive Kiely scoring another to bring his tally to five. There was also the dynamic displays of the midfield quartet of Anton Frank, Evan Donlon, Cian Duggan and Jack Ryan along with subs Alan O’Hare and Alex Walsh who completed the scoring for a well deserved victory. Umbro U-15 Division One Douglas Hall 3; Lakewood Ath. 1 Andy O’Brien notched a hat-trick to give Hall a morale boosting win over third-placed Athletic at Moneygourney. Umbro U-16 Division One Douglas Hall 2 ; Avondale Utd. 0 The hosts dominated from the off but found the heroics of the visitor’s keeper difficult to get past. The breakthrough came when Diermuid O’Mahoney pounced on a breaking ball from a David Barry free kick to score Fionn O’Connor then doubled the lead with a fine solo effort which gave the keeper no chance. Best for the home side were Adam Geaney and Eoghan O’Leary. Umbro U-16 Division 3: Douglas Hall A 5; Rathcoole Rovs. 0 The Hall turned in another fine performance to convincingly defeat league leaders Rathcoole at Moneygourney last Saturday morning. Cal Sheehy’s 34th minute goal was the difference between the sides at the break before further goals from Sheehy & Kevin Burke ( 2 apiece ) completed the scoring at the finish. Colm Birmingham, Ollie O’Sullivan, Conor O’Leary, Fergus Hennessy & Jerry Buckley were outstanding for the winners. Daly Industrial Supplies Youths Lge. 1A: Douglas Hall Ath. 3; Avondale Utd. 2 Athletic bounced back from the previous weekend’s derby defeat to edge out

neighbours United in a best of five contest at Kennedy Pk. Stephen Beale was on target for the hosts who trailed 2-1 at half-time before a brace from David O’Connor, his second coming in the final minutes, secured a welcome three points for Seamus O’Flynn & Michael Hennessy’s emerging young side. Killumney Utd. 3; Douglas Hall 1 Leaders Killumney moved seven clear of third placed Hall courtesy of a 3-1 win at Killeady. The hosts got off to a flying start going two up inside the opening twenty minutes and could have stretched the lead to three only to be denied by a fine Ryan Kennedy penalty save. Dan Savage scored his first of the campaign before half-time but despite an appeal for a penalty & a number of close misses, the visitors could not find a path back into the contest. The hosts wrapped up the points with the decisive third goal in the 75th minute. Lucozade Sports MJC 2ND Rd. Douglas Hall 3; Fermoy 0 The Hall progressed to meet Rockmount in the next round courtesy of goals from Ian Harrington, Cillian Byrnes & Deccie O’Connell. Beamish Stout Senior Premier Douglas Hall 2; UCC 2 In an absorbing contest, the Hall led two-nil at the break after Derek Varian & Paul Murphy scored. Credit the visitors for staging a comeback which yielded two goals inside the opening quarter of an hour. The Hall had keeper Adrian O’Donovan to thank for making two crucial saves, the second reminiscent of Gordan Banks’s remarkable stop at Mexico 1970 against Brazil, when he somehow deflected a close range shot onto the crossbar in the final action of the match.

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Cork Camogie Fund Raiser Cork Camogie are holding a Bingo Session at St Finbarr’s GAA Club on Sunday December 2nd at 7.30pm and the night is in aid of the fund raising for the Castle Road dressing room development. A lot of hard work and effort went into getting the Castle Road facility up and running and they are calling on all supporters of camogie to come along to the Barrs and support them with the push to bring the final phase of their plan to fruition. The Camogie board are to be complimented on the superb facility that they have in place at Castle Road and anybody who has played on the pitch agree it is one of the best in the county. Since the pitch opening mid 2008 temporary dressing rooms are in use but the board hope to finish the development by the end of 2013 and County Board

Chairperson Marion Mc Carthy is calling on Camogie and non camogie supporters to come along on the night. “We are eager to get the final phase of our complex completed and make it one of the best camogie grounds in the country, times are tough and money is tight but we have got huge support for all our fund raising ventures so far and once again we hope that we will have the support of everybody. There is huge goodwill towards Cork Camogie and we are hugely grateful to everybody who has and who continue to support us and we are hoping to see big crowds on December 2nd for our Bingo Night at the St Finbarr’s club in Togher. We are appealing to the clubs to encourage their members to support this event and get our fundraising for phase three of our development off to a good start and we look forward to your support”

Douglas Community School Athletes

• Douglas Hall keeper Adrian O’Donovan who made a brilliant last ditch save to secure his team a share of the points in last Sunday morning’s 2-2 draw with UCC in the Beamish Stout Senior Premier encounter at Moneygourney. pic: Finbarr Buckley

Douglas Community School athletes competed at the 2nd leg of the Munster Juvenile Cross-Country championships held at Waterford IT over the weekend. It proved to be a very tough course with some long hills and mucky patches. Alan O Donovan was one of the stars of the day finishing in 2nd place in the u13 2500m race. The boys u15 team came 3rd led by great runs from John Stout, Sean Barber, Daniel Hurley, Luke Horgan and Richard Santry. Our u17 team won the gold medals with

outstanding races from Liam Harris 2nd, Jamie O Connell 6th, Stephen Cotter 20th and Luke Varian 23rd. Finally the u19 team competed over the 6000m course and finished a superb 2nd led by John Durcan in 6th place and other great performances from Eoin Bourke 10th, Brendan Couch and Leon Domoney. The next races for the team is the All Ireland Cross-Country championships taking place in Rathoath Co Meath on November 25th.

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College Corinthians Schoolboys Section Winter Street Leagues Starting in next week the Club will be running Winter Street Leagues for the Under 8 to Under 10 Age groups. The leagues which will take place at normal training times are open to existing members and to anyone who would like to join the Club for the leagues. The leagues will take place on the Corinthians All Weather Pitch. The times for the various Age groups are as follows. Under 8 (2005) Saturday 12.30pm to 1.45pm. Under 9 (2004) Saturday 3pm to 4.15pm. Under 10 (2003) Sunday 10am to 11.30am Under 12 Premier Division Corinthian Boys 2 Ringmahon Rangers 0 Corinthian Boys with a controlled and determined performance recorded their eight successive league victory of the season with a 2 – 0 win over Ringmahon Rangers. Corinthian Boys started well, they could have gone behind early, when following a great chance from a corner, a Ringmahon shot flew over the bar. Corinthian Boys deservedly opened the scoring after 10 minutes, when Fionn Molloy finished a good move with a fine strike, after beating the last defender. Corinthian Boys added a second 10 minutes later, when Adam Idah scored from a free kick with a wonderful strike from 25 yards. They continued to press for the remainder of the first half but failed to score. In the second half Corinthian Boys continued to threaten, but failed to score from a number of very good opportunities created through very good play. They never look in any danger of conceding a goal. Overall, Corinthian Boys were in control throughout the game and constantly threatened the Ringmahon Rangers goal. The team now moves on to play Carrigaline away in a top of the table clash next weekend. Division One Midleton 1 Corinthian Boys A 1 Corinthians and Midleton played out a highly entertaining 1-1 draw despite the strong wind and driving rain. Corinthians took the lead mid way through the first half when David Cotter chipped the keeper from 25 yards. Midleton equalised just before half time with a well struck shot into the roof of the net. Both teams had chances in the second half and Corinthians could have taken all three points after a Ben Lucey volley was brilliantly pushed around the post by the Midleton keeper. Andrew Kelleher and Brian Lagrue played well in Corinthian’s midfield with the ever dependable Sean

Dunlea excelling in defence. Under 13 Premier Division Corinthian Boys Midleton After last weeks defeat in the national cup this weekends game at home to Midleton was a chance for the Corinthian lads to get back to winning ways. From the start the home side took the game to the visitors and were rewarded early on with a goal from Jaze Kabia after some good work by Tony Brophy and Conor Fagen. Corinthians were two up after twenty minutes when a great ball from Colin O’Mahoney found Rory Doyle inside the box and he shot into the roof of the net. The second half started well for Corinthians and they went three Up after forty minutes when Padraig Nash and Mark Cronin combined to put Jaze Kabia in to finish from close range. With some fine defending from Conor Russell, Ger O’Mahony and Patrick Buckley there was no way back for the Midleton side at this stage. The home team finished on a high with a contender for goal of the season, a passing move which involved Jack O’Sullivan,Colin O’Mahony and Conor Fagen saw Daniel O’Donovan chip the ball over the Midleton defence for Jaze Kabia to slot home his third and Corinthians forth of the day.

Weekly 26 1) Donal Lehane 32pts

22 - Thur 22 November ’12

Picture: Mike English.

Pfizer Pitch and Putt Notes by Brendan Hayes

Saturday turkey competition results: 1st Nett Denis Bouge and Chris McCarthy, 1st Gr Ger O Sullivan and John O Grady.

Bouge, 1st Junior Nett Paul Molloy, 1st Junior Gr Mick Coakley. Fixtures usual game Saturday,Sunday Tee off will be 11.o clock am this will give people a chance to recover from Saturday nights dinner dance.

This result keeps the Corinthians side top of the league for another week ...

Sunday was for bottles winners here were: 1st Senior Nett John Hughes, (i mean hallo like 5 turkeys one hamper and now a bottle to wash them down.) 1st Senior Gr Syd Venner, 1st Inter Nett Denis Bouge, 1st Inter Gr Graham

Under 15 Corinthian Boys 3 Ringmahon Rangers 2 A good win at home to Ringmahon, keeps us as strong contenders in the league.

Douglas Pitch & Putt

Our first goal came after 15 minutes when Colin O Brien crossed from the left and the ball was put into the Ringmahon goal by a defender. The game ebbed and flowed for the remainder of the first half with any further goals. 11 minutes into the second half a defense error left Ringmahon back in the game, 3 minutes later, Ringmahon took the lead. Corinthians dug deep and when Harry Shanahan, crossed from the right Colin O Brien, flicked the ball to Chris Og Jones who made no mistake, our tails were up and went looking for the winner, the Ringmahon keeper, kept them in the game with some superb saves, however, with 5 minutes remaining, Colin O Brien, switched play to the opposite side to Harry Shanahan, who passed it to Mark Buckey who let fly with his left foot, to the top corner, give us a deserved win. Alex O Driscoll, David O Regan, played very well as did Dean Swords, Colin O Brien and Mark O Leary.

Frankfield Golf Club Scotch 4 Somes 1) Patsy Harte and Jerry Lehane 42.5 2) Con O’Mahony and Frank Davis 43 3) Barry O’Sullivan and Liam Hourihan 45 (back 9)

• Pearse Murphy, Treasurer Cork County Board, presents top prize of EU 12,000 in the October Cork GAA Club Members' Draw to Damien O'Callaghan, St. Michael's GAA. Included are Trina Gardiner, Asst. Draw CoOrdinator and John Holland, Draw CoOrdinator at St. Michael's GAA.

2) Paddy McCarthy 31pts Fixtures: Singles 24th & 25th Nov. Frankfield Committee, Frankfield Golf Club, Cork. Tel: 021 4363459, Email:

Results from last weekend: Saturday Christmas Fayre threeball Scramble Gross -16 Colin O’Sullivan, Bryan Hill, Graham Stack.1st Nett 36 2/6 Shane Neiland, Tony O’Donoughue, Joseph Harte.2nd Nett 37 Cian Morrison, Kevin Murphy, Dylan Twomney.3rd Nett 37 5/6 Mick Lynch, Evan Sheehan, Luke Osbourne.4th Nett 38 4/6 Liam O’Brian, David Harrington, Eamon Kiely. Sunday Turkey Fourball 1st Nett

Those intersted in playing in next years leagues please sign your name asap in club house.

+15 Mick Lynch, Grace Brohan.2nd Nett +14 Liam O’Brian, Alf Hanarhan. We would apperciate if members would come up on saturday morning for some coarse work. Membership Fees Now Overdue Fixtures: Saturday Christmas Fayre Threeball Scramble 2.30pm. Sunday Turkey Fourball 10.30am. Wednesday Juvenile Fourball 3.15pm

Glen Rovers Camogie club Glen Rovers Camogie club are organizing a club reunion to celebrate 80 years of camogie in their club and it is also a night to honour the clubs minor county winning championship team who recently took the premier title for the first time in twenty three years and their under 15 team who won championship honours. Many players have passed through the ranks and it is impossible to contact everybody but the clubs is endeavoring to do this and are hoping to contact as many as possible. The date is Saturday January 5th 2013 when a dinner dance will be held at the Rochestown Park Hotel and the club are hoping to see current players, parents and many former players’ selectors/ trainers and mentors turn out to help

celebrate 80 fantastic years and toast the county minor champions of 2012. Tickets are €25 each can be purchase by contacting the club any evening from 6pm at 0214395050 or at secretary. glenrovers.cork.camogie, or send the club a message via the clubs face book page and they will contact you. The motto is once a Glen girl always a Glen girl (or boy) so they are encouraging everybody to get a ticket and come along and roll back the years with them. They hope that anybody reading this will also please pass the word around to any former players you know and organise to get your tickets for what promises to be a great night of celebrations.

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