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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

East Cork Journal


Issue No. 186

24 year old Gemma O'Flynn was discovered with 'a small amount of cannabis' during a drugs arrest at Cos Farraige, Whitegate. The Lower Glanmire Road resident pleaded guilty in front of Judge Pattwell and was fined €150. Michael O'Hare, with an address at Pairc na hAbhann, Cloyne was also fined €150 at Midleton District Court last



POOR Paddy has just finalised his new initiative: Plan P. This week, he has enlisted the help of Colbert & Co. Letting & Management to help him solve some of East Cork's problems.

First up, is the tunnel at Midleton's Rocky Road: lightless, covered in graffiti, with poor drainage and a litter problem, it's the bane of the lives of many of the area's residents.


THREE cases under the Misuse of Drugs Act were heard by Judge Michael Pattwell at Midleton District Court last Thursday - leading to imprisonment for one man. Mark Kavanagh of Killeens, Co. Cork - the court heard - was stopped by Garda Glynn McCarthy in Whitegate in September 2010, and was found to be in possession of cannabis and a grinder. Mr. Kavanagh, aged 22 was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment.

Colbert & Co. have promised to help rectify many of the issues at the Rocky Road underpass and Paddy, for one, is delighted. 'Sure me and Mrs. Paddy were only saying the other night, we need a few Good Samaritans to give us a hand,' he tells the ECJ. 'Tis a lot of work for one lonely leprechaun.' Let Plan P commence...

Thursday. Mr. O'Hare (50) was discovered in possession of cannabis, following the search of premises in the village and pleaded guilty in front of Judge Pattwell.

In related news, the Tipperary Gardaí have discovered 1,500 cannabis plants at a business premises in Borrisokane, with a street value of approximately €900,000. Investigations are continuing.

Paddy sees the light at the end of the tunnel

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CLLR. Michelle Hennessy, Youghal has been unanimously selected by the members of the Cork East Comhairle Ceanntair Sinn Féin, to fill the County Council seat left vacant by Sandra McLellan's recent election to the Dáil. The announcement was made at a party convention held at Youghal Town Hall on Monday night last and Cllr. Hennessy stated, 'Despite this co-option taking place midterm, I will give this job my full attention, as if it had followed a normal election. I can assure the people of Youghal, Midleton, Cobh and from every village in between, that from today on, I will be at your disposal to represent you, and between now and the next election in 2014, you will recognise my name as one of a hard worker for the people of East Cork.'

Meanwhile, history has been made with the selection of Eoin Flanagan, as Deputy McLellan's successor on the Town Council, as Youghal welcomes its first disabled councillor. Mr. Flanagan, who was also selected unopposed, suffers from Spina Bifida and is wheelchair-bound.

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In our next talk, Dr. Niall Smith (presently the Head of Research at CIT and chair of the Institute’s Research & Development Committee) will look at the importance of experiments in supporting claims that have been made, and continue to be made, in a wide range of areas: from UFO abductions to the claimed hyper-expansion phase of the early universe. How much should we ‘believe’ claims that appear to defy the laws of the universe as we currently understand them? Are there actually times when the experiments performed result in outputs that are so bizarre that we’d be right to be skeptical – and yet the experiments are reproducible and apparently true? Niall will demonstrate one such experiment – simple to perform, yet still a mystery after over 150 years of study… The meeting will take place at 8pm on Friday, April 15th at 8pm in Blackrock Castle. Cork Skeptics are on Facebook and Twitter and the web at and on the Blackrock Castle blog at We’d love to see you there... dragon or no dragon.

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Youghal’s John Goggin: Can we please The not-so-ancient mariner John Goggin get back on track? retires from Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Stanton wants Youghal Railway Station developed CORK EAST Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has contacted Iarnrod Eireann asking them to enter into discussions with local people in Youghal regarding future use of Youghal Railway station.

‘The old railway station in Youghal has been lying idle for many decades now. The station is very well situated close to the beach area and is a great location for development of a tourist amenity. If it were developed for this purpose it would surely prove an added attraction for visitors to the Youghal area.

‘I have written to Iarnrod Eireann to gauge their interest in developing the old station. I think the feasibility of developing the station as a tourist amenity such as an aquarium,a museum or a similar facility. I believe that this deserves serious consideration.’ Deputy Stanton concluded by stressing the need to develop the full tourism potential of Youghal and that he believes every possible avenue to attract tourist to the area should be explored.

John was presented with a Rynhart Lifeboat man, as a gift from his fellow crew members, by David Slattery, Senior Helmsman

John with his daughter, Denise Goggin

John being air lifted by the Waterford Coast Guard Helicopter while on exercise in the Youghal / Claycastle area

JOHN Goggin has retired from the Youghal Lifeboat Crew after seventeen and half years of voluntary service. John first joined the lifeboat on July 13th, 1993 and was promoted to Helmsman in March 2005 and to Senior Helmsman in 2009.

In the seventeen and half years as a voluntary crew member, the Youghal Lifeboat was launched on service 260 times where 284 people were rescued, 23 of which were lives saved. Of those 260, John crewed 65 of them where 70 people were rescued inclusive of which five lives were saved. John had his first callout in March 1994.

Here is a brief account of some of his call outs: In June 2003 a diver went missing in the vicinity of Ballycotton Island. The Youghal Lifeboat was launched to assist the Ballycotton Lifeboat, the Coast Guard Helicopter and the dive vessel to search for the diver. Thankfully a yacht located the diver and stood by him until the Youghal Lifeboat arrived on scene where he was taken on board the Lifeboat and subsequently air lifted by the Coast Guard Helicopter and brought to a Cork hospital. In August 2010 a boat ran aground below Ballinaclash Pier. The Lifeboat arrived at the scene and found the boat was stuck in a mud bank. One crew member (John) went to the boat to check on the casualties and found they had no injuries. A second crew member was then sent to assist in taking casualties into the Lifeboat.

Due to the high density of the mud it was decided to call for assistance from the Waterford Coast Guard Search and Rescue Helicopter. The Helicopter arrived on scene and air lifted the causalities to the

Ferry Point where they were met by the Youghal Coast Guard.

John has been a keen sailor and diver for many years and first became interested in the Youghal RNLI when he had to call to 999 as he had experienced engine failure out at sea. He was towed to safety by the Youghal Lifeboat. The crew who were involved in that call are still members of the Youghal RNLI today. Seamus Mason who is the Station Mechanic, Noreen Varney who is the Station Press Officer and Fergus Hopkins who is the Station Operations Manager; Johnny decided shortly after that to apply to become a crew member. John is married to Marie and has four children Keith, Denise, Michelle and Sarah. He also has one granddaughter Kayla. John’s daughter Denise is also a crew member of Youghal RNLI and became interested through her many visits to the station with her dad.

John is sad to retire from the Crew of Youghal Lifeboat as it is RNLI policy to retire at the age of 50, but he is very confidant that he is leaving it to a very capable crew who are highly trained by the RNLI. John has enjoyed his seventeen and half years and has made many friends and hope’s to keep in touch with them. Congratulations to John for his service with the Youghal RNLI Lifeboat. All the crew and everyone at the station wish him well and are sad to see him go. They would also like to wish him a very happy 50th birthday.

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Local schools help to clean up Midleton 22 bags of litter, fridges, trolleys and even a cow’s hip bone sent to the tip!

MIDLETON Educate Together NS children together with Transition Year students from CBS Midleton and St. Mary’s High School assisted the local Tidy Towns group in cleaning up two heavily-littered areas around Midleton last Tuesday week. 31 bags of litter were collected from around the fringes of Market Green and a total of 22 bags and assorted fridges, trolleys and even a cow’s hip-bone -

were collected from the Owenacurra Estuary on the Bailick Road. Midleton Town Council kindly assisted by removing three truck loads of collected rubbish afterwards, while Midleton Skip Hire provided skips free of charge to remove the rubbish. Local teachers are supporting the idea of schools participating in Tidy Rowns projects, not only to enhance the town, but to instill pride in their local community.

Amy O’Sullivan, one of the Educate Together NS teachers commented, ‘The kids really loved helping out and the free snacks provided by Subway Midleton will guarantee that they participate again.’ Ellen Barrett, Transition Year teacher in CBS Midleton confirmed what a great community effort can achieve. She said, ‘The guys want to know when the next clean up is taking place.

It is a great initiative and a great way for my class to participate in voluntary community work as part of their experience in Transition Year.’ Afterwards snacks and drinks were provided free of charge by SUBWAY Midleton and SuperValu Midleton, a very generous gesture and very much appreciated by all the volunteers.

This weekend, on Saturday morning, April 16th, the group are planning on cleaning up sections of the N25. The tidy-uppers will be concentrating on the section between the Lakeview roundabout and the flyover bridge in the Cork City direction and the section back from the Lakeview roundabout towards the Youghal direction. Safety is paramount for this clean up and all volunteers are asked to meet

with the organisers first before starting work.

We aim to start at 9am, but anybody is welcome to join later. We will be there for 2 hours approximately. Our meeting place is opposite the petrol station just off the Lakeview roundabout on the Whitegate/Ballinacurra road. Please come and help; there is a mountain of rubbish to collect!



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A FUNDRAISING table top quiz night will be held for the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped on Monday, April 18th at 9pm in Wallis' Bar on Midleton's Main Street. For more information on booking a table you can contact 087 9281723. Table of 4 is only €40 and all are welcome.

Fundraising table quiz at Wallis' Bar

Special thanks, Caroline

Special thanks to Caroline Fleming, Forrest Hill, Midleton, for her beautiful art work on Easter cards - 100 of which she donated to the organisers of Daffodil Day and which were sold for €1 each. The work and dedication that went into these beautiful cards was oustanding and there are a few left, so anyone who wishes to purchase any for Easter can contact Rose Finn or Kathleen Woulfe.

Hair-rah! It's Nell & Jedward

Belated anniversary wishes

Belated congratulations to Anne and Michael Hennessy, Riverside, on the celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary.

Good luck, Charlie!

The best of luck to Midleton representative Charlie McAllister, who will be performing in the semifinal of the Over 60’s Talent Contest in the City Hall, Cork on Sunday next.







Midleton's Nell Sargent had a hair-raising experience last week at the Mercy Hospital when she got to meet Jedward. Nell - along with her siblings, Claudia and William - were invited to meet the twins when they visited the Chemotherapy Unit at the hospital. Luckily, Nell didn't take any hairstyling tips from the duo!

Midleton's Happy Heart Weekend launched

Happy Heart Weekend in Midleton will be held on May 12th and 13th, with the launch taking place at the Midleton Park Hotel on Wednesday, April 27th at 11am. On this occasion, the guest who will launch the event will be Bridget Iball, Clonmult Terrace, Midleton (pictured) and nobody deserves the honour more, as Bridget was one of the founder members of the local branch. Bridget was also the first Chairperson and she carried out her role in a dedicated and competent manner. Regional Manager, Ann O’Riordan, Rosari and all the members are very pleased that Bridget, who was also specially selected as the most dedicated and happy member at the National Launch in Dublin last year, has agreed to do the launch, so good luck to her.

O’Neill’s Bar table quiz success

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Cork East Male Voice Choir

A Summer Evening Concert will be held at the Grain Store, Ballymaloe, on Friday, May 6th at 8pm sharp, featuring the Midleton Concert Band, the Male Voice Choir, with guests, music and song from famous musical productions. Tickets are €15 and are available from Sheena’s Fashions, Main Street and Manic Motors at Market Green, Midleton. Contact 087 6464115 for details.

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Get well wishes

Special get well wishes to Anne Prendergast, in CUH, having surgery again this week, so do please include Anne in your prayers. Thinking of you, Anne. Also, a speedy recovery to kindly lady Nora O’Donovan, who is the mother of Carmel Stanton, Mallow and sister-in-law of Deputy David Stanton.

Cope Foundation East Cork Committee

The recent fundraising quiz held in aid of Midleton Community Hospital at O’Neill’s Bar, Mill Road, Midleton, was once again a tremendous success. The organiser, Denis Fitzgerald, extends thanks to O’Neill’s Bar, the generous sponsors and a special thanks to the Manager of the Cork Hurling Team, Denis Walsh, for organising the Cork panel to sign a hurley. After a great night, congratulations to Kevin, Michael, Eddie and James who won by just one point, with Chris, Finn, Clem and Donal second. Thanks to Steve, Jim, Anne and Pauline, who worked tirelessly in the backround. Thanks to all who supported the quiz. The next quiz will be on April 28th at 8.45pm, so do please tell your friends.

Midleton Library Knitting and Crochet Group

The above invite all those interested in knitting and crochet, to come along every Tuesday at 11am. To date shawls and rugs, etc. have been donated to St. Finbarr’s Hospital, for the patients, and the organisers wish to extend sincere thanks to the kind people of Midleton and East Cork for donating wool, which is very much appreciated. This great service is free of charge and refreshments will be served.

The next car draw will be held on April 23rd at 11am at O’Brien’s Car Dealers, Cork Road, Midleton, who will supply the car on this occasion. Manager John Fenton, Chairman Pat Burke and board members wish to congratualte Killian O’Sullivan on his outstanding success in receiving the Advance Certificate in Credit Union Practice from the University of Ulster. Well done Killian and best wishes for continued success in the future.

Midleton Macra na Feirme back in action

Midleton Macra na Feirme has been relaunched recently and our weekly sports night is on at the Midleton Community Centre (on Bailick Road) on Wednesdays starting at 8.30pm. Sports include soccer, volleyball, dodgeball etc.... If interested, head on down, or if looking for more information about it or wanting to join the club contact James at 087 1341021 or Moss at 087 2123628.

Midleton ICA AGM

The above will take place tonight, Wednesday, April 13th at the Edmund Rice Centre at 8pm. Everyone welcome, especially new members.

Waiting For Lefty

Cork School of Music’s Adult Drama Group presents Clifford Odets' 'Waiting For Lefty' at the Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music. 1261747. Proprietor of Midleton Books, Ronan McCarthy, plays the part of Joe Mitchell. Congratulations, Ronan and the best of luck.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association

Thursday, April 14th: Pitch and Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday, April 15th: Whist at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Monday, April 18th: Tai Chi Exercises at the Community Forum, Youghal Road, Midleton, 10.30am to 11.30am and 11.30am to 12.30pm. Indoor Bowling at Midleton GAA Pavilion 2pm to 4pm. Tuesday, April 19th: 45 Drive at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Wednesday, April 20th: Swimming available at the Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa, from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Happy Birthday!

Birthday greetings to Con Walsh, Betty Foley, John Joe Joyce, Carrigshane, Mrs. Maria Kelleher, Teddy Lambe, Fergus Lynch and our daughter Kay Walsh, Ballincollig and best wishes to Mary Cody, Forrest Hill on her special birthday. KW.

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A windy start for Aghada NS at East Cork’s windfarm, near Cloyne LAST week, the third and fourth class students from Scoil Iosagain, Aghada found themselves on a rather unusual field trip - literally. Along with their teacher, Jerome Sheehan the thirty or so students visited Ike Quirke’s windfarm at Crocane, Cloyne getting to see the massive, 55m high wind turbines up close. The students had been busy putting together a project on renewable energy for Engineers Ireland, and part of the project consisted of seeing just how a wind farm works. The pupils constructed model wind turbines and brought them on site. Gavan Kirrane’s model was deemed the best and, as a special treat, he was presented with a solar powered turbine by Ike and his wife Rosemary. The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the wind farm, staring agog at the huge turbines, which were built in Germany by Enercon and have blades that are 48 metres in diameter. Connected to the electricity grid in Cloyne, the children also garnered an appreciation of just how renewable energy works. A field trip with a difference: but one that left the children, and the village of Cloyne, with plenty of energy...


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Youghal students discover science

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CRY get ready for the last dance!

THE final dance of the CRY Sunday season will take place at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Sunday, April 17th. The doors open at 3pm and admission is only €8.

Redbarn car boot sale is back!

The Redbarn car boot sale that ran very successfully all through last summer, is starting up again on Easter Sunday, April 24th from 10am until 4pm. So, if you want to set up a stall, clear out the attic, the garden shed or wherever you're storing your unwanted items and fill your car boot! It is only €10 for the day for a pitch or just come and take a look - you never know what kind of bargain you will find. One man's trash is another man's treasure...

Blood Donor Clinic

The Irish Blood Transfusion Sevice will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal on Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14t from 5pm to 8.30pm each day. Your support would be greatly appreciated and will help save lives.

Is your dog missing?

A brown medium-sized dog was knocked down last night outside Galvins Costcutter’s on Cork Hill. He was wearing a black leather collar and is a well cared for dog. He was taken to the vet and has a broken paw. He is safe and in the care of Tom Kenneally. The owners can contact Tom Kenneally at 024 92195 or ring CRY on 024 91199 for more information.

Keys found

A set of keys have been found on the Golf Links Road. These keys were found approximately two weeks ago. For further information you can contact CRY on 024 91199 or 024 92288.

German shepherd dog missing

A German Shepard Dog is missing from the Tinnock area since Sunday, March 27th. He went missing between 2pm and 4pm and answers to the name of Tiggy. He is a family pet and they are very anxious to find him. If anyone has any information please contact CRY at 024 91199.

Help fundraise for Youghal Cancer Support Group

Youghal Cancer Support Group would appreciate the support of any clubs, groups, organisations or general public interested in fundraising for them. The group's aim is to open a Cancer Support and

Drop In Centre for Youghal and the surrounding areas. If you can help, or would like more information, then please ring 087 167 7447.

Events at Cumann na Daoine

13 / 4: 1.30pm - 2.30pm Walking Group 7.30pm - 9pm Grow (Community Mental Health Group) 7.30pm - 9.30pm ICA 14 / 4: 11am - 1pm Men's Drop-In; 11.30am - 1pm Pottery Classes 7.30pm - 9.30pm Music Group 8pm - 9.45pm Bingo 15 / 4: From 2pm - 4pm Bowls 18 / 4: From 4pm - 5pm St Vincent de Paul 19 / 4: 5.45pm - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

28/3/11: 1st M. Gleeson / M. Clancy 2nd A. O'Reilly / C. Treacy 3rd B. Groeger / M. O'Connell 4th P. Cashman / P. Cronin 5th M. Kennedy / Margaret Power 29/3/11: 1st G. Stack / A. O'Reilly 2nd D. Cotter / J. Kelly 3rd A. McNulty / Maura O'Brien 4th M. Flavin / I. Beecher 5th M. O'Connell / J. Buckley 31/3/11: 1st G. Stack / M. Power 2nd E. Slattery / N. Evans 3rd H. Clarke / C. Dinneen 4/4/11: 1st A. O'Reilly / C. Treacy 2nd D. & B. Cotter 3rd S. O'Sullivan / M. Coughlan 4th V. Medve / B. Doyle 5/4/11: 1st J. Kelly / B. Cotter 2nd A. McNulty / C. Quill 3rd E. Slattery / S. O'Donnell 4th I. Beecher / B. Griffin 7/4/11: MCNULTY TEAMS 1st Betty & Dermot Cotter / Carmel Treacy / Jean Kelly 2nd Joan & Maurice Power / Maura O'Brien / Cora Stack 3rd Fidelma O'Connell / Brid Doyle / Liam Kelly / Gerry Stack 4th Brid Groeger / Vera Medve / Eilish Slattery / John Whelehan

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The Orpheus Choir in St. Mary’s Collegiate Youghal

The ORPHEUS Choir with Musical director, Harry Reynolds and pianist Jeroen Liedorp will be visiting St Mary’s Collegiate Church on Friday, April 15th to perform a Spring Concert. The event will commence at 8.15pm. Tickets will be on sale on the door on the night at €10 each. Due to the recent

REBECCA Anne Wilson and Matthew Doherty of Pobalscoil na Trionoide, Youghal are pictured above with Peter Brabazon of Discover Science and Engineering and their project 'Political Awareness of Students' at SciFest in CIT - where over 250 students from across Cork city and county displayed a variety of scientific experi-

tragic events in Japan, proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Irish Red Cross in aid of the victims of the Japanese tsunami. Further enquiries contact Hilary on 087 7924105.

Easter Art Camp 2011

The Easter Art Camp will be held at Pobalscoil na Trionoide from Monday, April 18th to Thursday, April 21st. Suitable for 6-12 year olds, the camp will commence each day at 10am and will run until 3pm. For bookings, telephone Diane Magee 087 9687358

Ailbrin Society, Youghal to see stars

The Ailbrin Society presents an illustrated talk by Frances McCarthy on Blackrock Castle Observatory and the various programmes undertaken there. Blackrock Castle is one of Cork’s best known landmarks. In 2007, a state of the art observatory and educational facility was opened there. A team of astronomical researchers from CIT are working on Ireland’s first robotic observatory, the Planet Search, as well as projects such as a Deep Space Live Webcam, Comet Chaser and most intriguing – Movies by Moonlight. Frances will be discussing these and other interesting facts on Wednesday, April 20th at 8.30 pm in the Red Store, North Main Street, Youghal. Admission: members free, nonmembers €5. New members always welcome.

The Phelans say thank you as Keith heads to Germany

Tony and Mag Phelan and all their family would like to extend their thanks to the people of Youghal and surrounding areas in East Cork. Their son, Keith, who is twelve years old and has cerebral palsey is going to Germany on April 17th for an operation that could hopefully improve his quality of life. The treatment, which consists of a Lumbar Puncture, could help Keith regain some of his independence and this is all thanks to the fundraising

ments. SciFest is a nationwide science competition open to all secondary schools to encourage an interest in science and discovery. It is funded by Intel Ireland and Discover Science and Engineering and hosted nationwide by the Institutes of Technology. (Photo: Michael MacSweeney, Provision)

efforts of the kind people of East Cork. Tony and Mag are extremely thankful to everyone who helped in any way to get Keith to Germany and we all wish him the best of luck.

Daffodil Raffle results

In excess of twenty prize winners were drawn at the Daffodil Day Coffee Morning held at the Red Store, and congratulations are extended to some of the winners, as follows; €100 in cash (kindly sponsored by Gerard Motherway) was won by Terry Cooney; Dinner voucher for the lovely Maryborough House Hotel was won by Kay Mulcahy; €60 in cash (kindly sponsored by Permanent TSB) was won by Carmel Carey O' Brien; A handbag (kindly sponsored by O' Dwyers Shoes) was won by Ruairi McCarthy.; €50 voucher for Neville's Drapery was won by Ciara Cassidy; €50 in cash (kindly sponsored by Cree's Card Shop) was won by Pat Geary.; €50 in cash (kindly sponsored by Diarmuid Coffey) was won by Colette Cooley; €50 voucher for Capri Bay Restaurant was won by Caroline Joyce; €50 in cash (kindly sponsored by Michael Farrell) was won by Marie Kelly; €50 in cash (kindly sponsored by Youghal Credit Union) was won by Bridie Butler; €50 betting voucher for Cashman’s Bookmakers was won by Padraig Allen; €50 betting voucher for Cashman's Bookmakers was won by Helen Cunningham; Flower arragement by Condon's Flowers was won by Mary O'Driscoll.; Food hamper (kindly sponsored by Peggy O' Neill) was won by Pauline Graham - plus numerous other prize winners. Many thanks to all who contributed to this year’s greatly successful fundraiser for Daffodil Day 2011.

Conna District Flower and Garden Club

A reminder to all you flower lovers! The Easter Gala night will take place in the Hall at 8pm on Wednesday, April 20th. This year we’re lucky enough to have the well known Ann O’Hara. If her past demonstrations are anything to go by we are in for many Easter treats on the night.

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The Ecclesiastical Review

St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh to feature on TV worldwide

East Cork

Ecclesiastical Events Parish of Midleton & Ballintotis

Rural Stations this week

FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH: CAHERALTON, Curragrine and Loughaderra at the home of John and Siobhán Cashman.

Meeting of all Lectors

A reminder to all Lectors that a meeting will take place next Wednesday and Thursday, April 13th and 14th in St. Brigid’s National School Hall.

St. Joseph’s Priests Society

COBH'S St. Colman's Cathedral will feature on TV worldwide on EWTN (SKY 589) during Holy Week at 10.30am and 7pm, each day from Monday, April 18th to Good Friday, April 22nd. These are half-hour length programmes featuring sermons preached by priests of the Diocese of Cloyne

Two nuns produce text & images for the Via Crucis

THE texts of the meditations for this year's Via Crucis - or Way of the Cross - at the Colosseum in Rome have, by order of the Holy Father, been written by Mother Maria Rita Piccione, President of the Federation of Augustinian Nuns, who resides in the Roman monastery of Santi Quattro Coronati. The images illustrating the fourteen traditional Stations of the Cross, in the booklet and the television transmission which will accompany the Via Crucis, are the work of sister Elena Manganelli, an Augustinian nun residentin the monastery of Lecceto near Siena, Italy.

- Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, Fr. Jim Moore, Fr. John McCarthy, Fr. Patrick Winkle, and Fr. Patrick Scanlan. The Cathedral choir will also feature as well as shots of the cathedral and town of Cobh.

Six baptised in ceremony at Midleton Evangelical Church

SUNDAY, April 10th, was a big day for six people at Midleton Evangelical Church. It was the day that they got baptised. Believers' Baptism is done in obedience to the Bible and is a public declaration of faith and intention to follow Christ. Each candidate gave an emotional account of their journey to Christianity. There were varied ages and nationalities. The six accounts of how each person came to follow Jesus were varied and moving. Midleton Evangelical Church has outgrown its original Sunday morning location, and has moved to the Midleton Park Hotel for the 11am service.

The church continues to use the building in the town park for its other events.

If you wish to contribute to this page, please contact Denise on 087 8128262 or email

The Monthly Meeting of the above will take place at the Edmond Rice Centre, Rosary Place, Midleton, today, Wednesday, April 13th after 10am Mass. Last year, the society supported 797 seminars worldwide and saw 171 Ordinations to the Priesthood. The expenditure in this work for the year was €1.4 million. If you want more information on the society’s work feel free to come along to our meeting. All meetings are quite short in duration.

Midleton Pilgrimage to Knock

The Midleton/Knock Group will have their first pilgrimage of the season to Our Lady’s Shrine Knock, on Sunday, May 1st. Coach leaves Midleton Library at 7am. Bookings to Eily O’Sullivan, Hurley’s SuperValu, Michael Butler, Youghal Road or Noel Collins, St. Jude's Midleton.

Parish of Youghal Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street services

Sunday, April 17th: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 021429462.

Cork Methodist Church, Ardfallen, Douglas Road

Sunday, April 17th: Morning Service at 11.30am, led by the Rev. Colin Milligan. You are welcome. Other activities during the week include Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, Bowls, Badminton, Youth Groups, Women's Groups etc. Further details from Rev. Colin Milligan 021-4292503.

Youghal Baptist Church

Youghal Baptist Church meets on Sunday mornings at 11am in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned), near Blackwater Heights. People from all backgrounds are welcome. This Sunday, April 17th, we will be continuing in the book of Hebrews with Ernie Tromsness. 'But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.' Hebrews Ch 10v12.

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Good Counsel

The Annual Novena to the Mother of Good Counsel will continue in Castlemartyr Church until Friday, April 15th. There will be Devotions each evening at 7.30pm.

A number of Masses will be offered throughout the nine days for the intentions of those making the Novena. All are welcome.

Annual Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

The above will be held on Sunday, May 8th. A bus will be leaving the Holy Rosary Church at 6.45am at a cost of €21.

For further details, contact Mairéad Downey on 087 9732021 or John McCarthy on 021 4633529.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

The above will take place on Saturday, June 18th. For further details contact Mary O’Sullivan on 087 6418313.

St. Matthew Passion in Cobh

JS Bach's St. Matthew Passion will take place at St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, on Saturday, April 16th, at 8pm, with the East Cork Choral Society and the Lismore Choir, in aid of Cobh Community Centre and Cathedral Organ Restoration. Tickets €15.

Cobh Masses Chrism Mass

The above will be celebrated in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, at 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 20th. Everyone welcome.

Latin Mass

Mass in the extraordinary form (the traditional Latin Mass), will be celebrated by Rt. Rev. Monsignor James O’Donnell in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, on Easter Monday, April 25th, at 11am. All are welcome.

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Orla Kiely Home Fragrance Collection At The Shanagarry Design Centre

East Cork snippets Ballycotton bridge club results

30/3/11: N/S 1st: M. Dorgam / E. Sherlock. 2nd: M. Shorten / I. O`Riordan. 3rd: E. Ryan / F. Bowe

Following the successful debut of her signature eau de parfum, 2011 sees Orla Kiely turn her attention to home fragrance. Available in 3 charming scents: Fig Tree, Sage & Cassis and Basil & Mint, the collection celebrates Orla Kiely’s heritage in combination with her unique design. She has incorporated numerous home scenting variants, from the ubiquitous scented candle and diffuser through to a room spray, handwash and aromatic leaves. Fig Tree: This home fragrance begins with light and fresh citrus top notes. These entwine with herbal lavender and leafy fig at the heart of the scent which, when combined with the woody balsamic base releases a distinctive, uplifting aroma. Sage & Cassis: With fruity top notes of cassis, this fragrance stays refreshing and fruity right through to its base. The subtle essence of leafy spearmint adds to the bouquet at the heart of the scent, which blends with aromatic sage and basil to create a truly enchanting cocktail. Basil & Mint : This fragrant blend of basil and mint helps create a crisp scent with a subtle citrus top note. A delightful blend of tarragon, mint and basil, infused with a woody base, creates an inviting and classic bouquet.

Scented Candle 200gms €29.95– Made of 100% vegetable wax, this candle is presented in an elegant cream glass holder, adorned with Orla Kiely’s ‘Spot Stem’ print and includes an individual heat protection mat. Diffuser 100ml €26.95 – A discreet yet elegant diffuser that can scent a room for up to 2 months. Room Spray 100ml €24.95 – The easiest way to create a lingering fresh scent in your home. Hand Wash 300ml /€17.95 – A gentle foaming handwash free from parabens and artificial colourings. Scented Leaves (5 tags) €18.95 – The perfect addition to your Orla Kiely collection, these chic hanging tabs are infused with Fig and Lavender and are a stylish way to scent your wardrobe, drawers or even car. In Orla Kiely’s true design language, packaging is decorated with 3 different signature prints that have become the trademark of her brand. The detailed glass holder and candle packaging is environmentally friendly and made of recycled glass, while the outer packaging carries the FSC accreditation. Available from The Shanagarry Design Centre or online via – Also see our Orla Kiely competition on the back page

E/W 1st: M. Tattan / H. Cullen. 2nd: B. Murray / .J Whelehan. 3rd: K. Egan / R. Fitzpatrick

6/4/11: 1st: Ide O’Riordan / Daireen Foott. 2nd: Rose Beausang / Mary McGrath. 3rd: Kay Smiddy / Rose Mulcahy. 4th: Pat Melvin / Eileen Donovan.

Fermoy whist drive

RESULTS FROM SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH: Best overall score: Breda Brennan Winning ladies: Catherine Morrison, Evelyn Hales, Joan McHugh, Maureen Hales, Margaret Regan, Brigid O’Donnell, Nora Murphy and Mairead Scannell. Winning gents: Stephen Hales, James Leamy, M. Moran, James Barry, Tadgh Donovan and Henry Forde. Raffle: Pat O’Leary, Henry Forde and Rita Leamy. Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp at Fermoy Bridge Club. All welcome. Enquiries to 025 32086.

Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club

Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club will welcome Jill O’Keeffe, NDSF, to do an Easter Flower Demonstration on Monday, April 18th at 8pm sharp in the Garryvoe Hotel. This will be a charity night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland - this year’s AOIFA charity. Please come

To Cobh and Bach...

It is twelve years since Bach’s magnificent St. Matthew Passion has been heard in the Cork area East Cork Choral Society together with Lismore Choir are about to rectify this. They will perform the St. Matthew Passion on Saturday, April 16th at 8pm in the magical surroundings of St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh.

Cobh Cathedral Chamber Choir, the East Cork Orchestra, leader Phillipa Lees and soloists Robert

and support this very good cause, open to everyone, admission €10, with raffle and tea.

Last chance to patch things up in Midleton

An exhibition of Patchwork and Quilting is being held in The Courtyard Gallery until 5.30pm today, Wednesday, April 13th - so it‘s your last chance to go and have a look, before the patches are no more - but, don’t worry, you can always make your own, with a little help...

All the quilts on show have been made by local women, attending classes with Moya Geraghty at the gallery. These classes are run on a weekly basis on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. The next set of classes starts the first week in May, so if you are interested, don’t delay as class sizes are small to allow for individual attention. Moya also runs afternoon or full day classes at weekends and at holiday time.

Garryvoe Hotel is the ‘Reel Deal’for charity night

A ‘Reel’ Charity Night will take place at the Lighthouse Bar, Garryvoe Hotel, on Saturday, April 16th, from 9pm ‘til late. The event is in aid of Midleton and Youghal Community Hospitals. There will be finger food, a whiskey promotion and a raffle with great prizes on the night, including a draw for weekends away. There will also be two traditional bands playing on the night. First up from 9pm to 11pm will be Na Cairde and from 11pm to close, Drombru. Tickets are only €10 and can be purchased at the Garryvore Hotel, from Ann McHugh on 021 4646718 or at both hospitals. All money raised from the tickets and raffle will go directly to the hospitals. Craig, singing the Evangelist, Gordon Garde, singing Christ and Gemma Sugrue, Brigitte Hammer and Eoghan Desmond, join them for this special evening. Colin Nicholls will be conducting what will be a moving and devotional work for the start of Passiontide.

All proceeds will be divided between the Cobh (Greater Island) Community Centre and Cobh Cathedral Organ Restoration. Tickets, priced at €15, are available from Cobh Community Centre, the Cobh Parish Centre and Cathedral Shop and, in Cork, from Pro Musica. They will also be available at the door. East Cork Choral Society with Lismore Choir presents


St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Saturday 16th April 2011 8.00pm Evangelist: Robert Craig Christ: Gordon Garde Soprano: Gemma Sugrue Alto: Brigitte Hammer Bass: Eoghan Desmond Ripieno Choir: St Colman’s Cathedral Chamber Choir East Cork Orchestra Leader: Phillipa Lees

Conductor: Colin Nicholls Admission €15 Proceeds to Cobh Community Centre and Cathedral Organ Restoration Tickets available from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St, Cork, Cobh Community Centre, Cobh Parish Centre (021 4813222) and Cathedral Shop, members of both choirs

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Spend a little ATURALLY PEAKING so Youghal can spend a penny?

N S A regal existence

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Stanton calls for public toilet facilities at Youghal Beach CORK East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has written to Cork County Manager asking him to investigate putting in place toilet and shower facilities at Youghal Strand.

‘Every year thousands of people travel to Youghal, in particular over the summer months, to enjoy Youghal Strand, yet there are no proper toilet or shower facilities available there. I think, in this day and age, it is vital that such facilities be made available. I am asking Cork County Council to examine putting such facilities in place as soon as possible.’ Deputy Stanton went on to say how important the tourism industry is to the people in Youghal.

IN THE past weeks we’ve seen (and assuredly heard) the emergence of the first bumble bees of the year. The buzzing of the bumble bee does not come from the beating of their wings, but actually from the vibration of their incredibly hardworking muscles. The bees we see in the spring each year are queens that have come out of their hibernation to begin their new hives. In spring, we see and experience the cycle of growth and death that is repeated every year and thinking about how a bee hive can grow from one solitary female to thriving swarming entity embodies the entire notion.

Each queen that emerges from a long winter’s sleep needs to find some of the early spring flowers to feed and replenish herself. The next task for the freshly awoken monarch is to find a site for her hive. Bombus terrestris, one of the more common species (there are 14 species in Ireland alone), prefers a little hole like an old mouse tunnel. Once the new hive has been selected, the queen will collect a nectar pot so that she has a food reserve for poor times (like bad weather) and a pollen larder that can be used to feed her first offspring. Once this work has been completed, the queen lays her first batch of eggs - a batch she will need to care for herself, her first and last real maternal duties. After about two weeks, the eggs hatch and the offspring that emerge take over all the duties of

‘With many industry closures in Youghal over the past few yours much effort has been put into developing local tourism. Youghal Strand is a wonderful natural amenity and I believe everything should be done to enhance its attraction to tourists. The River Blackwater estuary on the outskirts of Youghal also has great potential for further touristic development as does the historic town centre. ‘I hope that Cork County Council will look upon my request favourably and examine the possibility of developing toilet and shower facilities along Youghal Strand,’ Deputy Stanton concluded.

the hive from caring for young to gathering food so the queen can concentrate on one task and one task only: laying eggs.

From this point on, the hive grows at an exponential rate as each clutch of eggs that hatches provides more workers that can feed and raise bigger and bigger clutches of eggs.

The massive burden of labour that the worker bees must fulfill is crucial to almost every terrestrial food chain and ecosystem. Moving from plant to plant allows the bees to pollinate flower after flower. In 2000, it was estimated that the work that bees do in pollinating flowers (and thus making it possible for fruit to form) was the equivalent of around €14.6 billion! To accomplish this, the tiny little pollinating machines can actually range as much as 5km. At the end of the summer, the queen lays eggs that will hatch into males and other queens, signalling the end of the massive cycle of construction. The males will mate with the young queens and every member of this bustling society will die as winter sets in - with the exception of the new generation of queens. The new generation of queens enter into hibernation to wait for the spring so that the cycle of building and collapse can begin again.

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No tears at Youghal’s new Tangled Hair Salon

Fota House Plant Fair set to be blooming marvellous

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Party with a difference for Peter

ON a personal note, Kathleen Woulfe writes, I would like to sincerely congratulate Peter Corr on reaching the half-century stage of his life and to thank him for celebrating at the Ballymaloe Grain Store. The atmosphere from the moment of arrival ensured that everyone present was in party mood, with traditional folk music adding to the enjoyment. The very appetising food, cooked on the premises in the style of farmers' market, added to the good mood and the music of Mike Hanrahan and co. (formerly Stockton's Wing), was outstanding. The Keniry Dancers, Shannon Burke, Tierna Hennessy, Therese O’Sullivan and All Ireland Champion, Michael Cahill stole the show. Michael danced the 'Blackbird' and was joined by Peter, who gave a great display of old Irish dancing with Mrs. Keniry, who is a legend in her own right. The thunderous applause was an indication of the impact the dancers and Peter made.

Peter had completed a course at Ballymaloe Cookery School, after which he decided that the Grain Store would be the venue where he would hold his 50th birthday celebrations. Peter’s colleague s from Febvre & Co, where he worked in Dublin were present, two of whom travelled from America to pay tribute to him. Moya Doherty and Jackie Gough, Darina Allen, her husband, son, brother and aunt were also present among the friends of all ages and walks of life and, of course, his loving family members Miriam, Niamh, Michael and Brendan, their partners and children, also Sr. Pierre, his mum’s sister who travelled from Limerick. It was truly a very nostalgic night for them all. The last group to play were Luke and friends from Ballycotton and the dancers took to the floor. Peter, you are a wonderful son, brother and friend and may you enjoy many years of health, happiness and contentment which you rightly deserve. Good luck and renewed thanks, Peter.

Gráinne Cronin pictured with her mum, Marilyn and aunt Siobhán Morrison, who had just been treated to a new hairstyle by Gráinne

GRÁINNE Cronin, daughter of Marilyn Cronin, Ballinvarrig, Youghal was delighted to launch her new hairdressing business in The Mall, Youghal. Gráinne, who was educated at the Loreto Convent, told the East Cork Journal that she always wanted to be a hairdresser, and was delighted when she was taken on as a trainee with Ollie and Marie of Hair Design. After approximately nine years with Hair Design, Gráinne freelanced for some time, building up her client base and studying the new styles and cuts which came into fashion.

When the Gents Hair Salon in The Mall recently became vacant, Gráinne decided this was her chance, and she wasted no time in organising her own hairstyling business there. With the help of her trainee, Alice Barry who is a student of St. John’s in Cork, and parttime local TY student, Patricia O’Neill, Gráinne put up the ‘Open for Business’ sign on her premises and had a grand opening, celebrating with wine and refreshments for all who came along to wish her well. Opening times for Tangled Hair are Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Friday from 9am until 8pm. Just before leaving, Gráinne told the East Cork Journal that she is really looking forward to fulfilling her dreams in her own salon where, she laughs, ‘nobody should ever again have a bad hair day.’

Midleton Community Hospital Garden Fete needs your help!

PLANS are well advanced for this year's newly reformed Fete, which will take place on June 19th, under the capable guidance of co-ordinator Kitty O’Sullivan, assisted by her helpers Maura Milton, Breda Hourihan and the dedicated committee members. Bands already booked are Seán Gill and Pat Mac, Crystal Swing and the Sons of Steve McQueen. There will also be a lot of entertainment and stands with Billie Jean's Rhythm Dance Company, a karate display, Penalty Shoot-out, face painting, by Mary McSweeney, the Girl Guides, Leahy’s Open Farm, guess the wieight of the cake, children’s fancy dress, a dog show and much, much more. Maura Milton asks for books, bric-a-brac, pictures, household items, unwanted gifts etc for the day. Contact 087 6934773.

WHO could have failed to notice the majestic magnolia trees in bloom in the last few weeks? They are a real sign of Spring and a reminder to get out into the garden. There is no better place to start than by visiting the Fota House Plant Fair on Sunday, April 17th from 11am to 4 pm.

As well as the delight that being surrounded by new and interesting plants brings to a gardener, the fact that half of the profits from the day go towards the Marymount Hospice Building Fund gives no better excuse needed for some retail therapy.

The majority of participating nurseries are local to Cork or Munster. These are often very small, often family run, nurseries where the customer counts and our support puts money back into the local economy. Take for example Barry’s Nursery, near Killeagh; Teresa Barry will be attending the fair and bringing very good quality Hostas and Dahlias. This is an excellent opportunity to pick the brains of a truely experienced grower who wants her customers to succeed with what they buy. There will be many more like her on the day. Lets hope the sun shines again this year. Admission €8, parking free.

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Sustainable Midleton and GIY Midleton joined in the celebra-

tions by hosting tree planting events at three locations provided by Midleton Town Council. Together with volunteers from Gaelscoil Mhainistir Na Corann and St. John the Baptist National School, the group planted apple trees, cobnuts and sweet chestnuts. Trees are important features within our landscape and these trees have the added advantage of providing us with food. The apple trees will also be used as a resource to

allow us to host pruning workshops for people to learn when and how to prune. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped!

The trees were sourced from a tree nursery in County Cork and funded by Sustainable Midleton.

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For those in peril on the sea Annual Titanic Commemoration takes place in Cobh

Happy Mammas at Market Green, Midleton

The annual Titanic Commemoration in Cobh, organised by Cobh Tourism Ltd. saw a very large attendance in glorious sunshine last Sunday afternoon.

A large delegation from the parish of Adergoole in Mayo travelled to Cobh to remember their fourteen relatives who made the exact same journey 99 years ago to join the Titanic.

Of the fourteen, eleven perished when the ship sank.

The group were treated to a tour of the Queenstown Story in Cobh Heritage Centre and were fascinated by the new ‘Building the Titanic’ Exhibition. They later played an active part in the Titanic commemoration ceremonies. Of the 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic in Cobh, 79 perished and over fifty school-

children from the Great Island read their names in John F. Kennedy Park. The Mayor Finbarr O’Driscoll then placed a wreath in the sea in memory of all of those who died when the Titanic sank. The ceremony concluded with a unique rendition of the Last Post and Reveille by Cobh Confraternity Band.

CONGRATULATIONS to Natalie Anne Brown, the overall winner of the Market Green Shopping Centre Mother's Day competition - who picked up a gorgeous Mother's Day Pamper Hamper, as well as receiving a makeover and goodies from Sam MacCauley's Chemist.

Second prize went to Tameka Sageantes, who won treatments and products from Fusion Hair Design while Simone Taylor De Goded - in third place picked up a €100 voucher for Therapy for Girls The winners are pictured above with Andrew McVea, Regional Shopping Centres Manager, Tesco Ireland and Adele from Fusion Hair Design.

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Midleton’s Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

On Thursday, April 6th, Midleton Parish held their annual Confirmation ceremony, with students from St. Brigid's NS, Midleton CBS Primary, Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann and Ballintotis NS receiving their Confirmation at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton. The church was packed to capacity, as parents, sponsors, family and friends all attended their children's 'Big Day.'

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Anne Morrisson with David Jalil

Adam Morris & family

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Kayme O'Callaghan & family

Eolann Shanahan & family

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Dionne Carroll & family

Lauren McAuliffe & family

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1,000 Price Cuts at Tesco, Midleton... Every little helps

TESCO Ireland has announced 1,000 Price Cuts and Tesco, Market Green, Midleton is only too happy to tell you about them. There are, literally, one thousand price cuts in-store with savings to be made in each and every area. We love DVDs from €5, cards from €1, wine for €7 and Baileys at only €10, not to mention cereals at half price or better and computer games and software at up to 40% off - and that’s before we get started on the great bargains available in Tesco’s clothing department! ‘Whatever department you’re in, you are sure to find great savings,’ enthuses Store Manager, Nigel Troy.

Nigel Troy, Store Manager, Liz Sheridan, Clothing Manager, Catherine Walsh, Compliance Manager and Andrew McVea, Regional Shopping Centres Manager, Tesco Ireland know a bargain when they see one!

And, from teabags to toilet tissue, cat food to corn on the cob and Easter Eggs to everything else, Tesco at Market Green has got it covered.

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The Kids Closet open their doors

THE KIDS Closet is located at 13 Main Street, Midleton and will be selling the popular children’s clothing brand, Name It. This Danish brand caters for children aged 0-12 years and is both stylish and affordable.

Proprietors, Helena Heenan and Michael Devaney, both living in Kilbehenny near Mitchelstown are excited about their new venture and the shop opening, which is taking place tomorrow, Thursday, April 14th at 10am.

Helena and Michael have worked together for 7 years and Michael already has a childrens clothes shop in Mitchelstown called The Beez Kneez.

Name It approached Helena and Michael to open a branch in Midleton and they jumped at the chance. Name It has many stores in Ireland and the proprietors of

The Kids Closet are looking forward to opening up in such a wonderful friendly town.

Helena will be managing the shop and she’s looking forward to seeing you all this Thursday at 10am for the opening.

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B oy s 3 to 1 2 y ear s - shi rt , to p & p ant s onl y €20 Bo ys p ol os - 2 for t he pri ce of 1 onl y €8.9 5 B oy s & gi rl s - T -s hirt s 3 fo r €10

Boys 6 months to 3 yrs - shirt, top & pants only €15

Girls 6 months to 3 yrs - dress, top & tights only €15

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Midleton’s Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

Conor Tynan & family

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Kaleigh Stack-McKay & family

Taylor & Jamie Dennehy

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Diana & Sharuny

Agnieszka and Patrycja Sadkowska

Shane O'Brien & family

Dylan Murphy & family

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Deputy McLellan calls on CH Marine cruises into East Cork Minister to help East Cork ‘Decline of tourism must be reversed’ CORK-EAST Sinn Féin Deputy Sandra McLellan has called on the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport to take measures to reverse the decline in tourism in the East Cork area.

Deputy McLellan said other countries that have identified a decline in tourism in key destinations have taken steps to reverse the trend, and asked the Minister if he would be considering such tourist destinations in Ireland, including locations between Youghal and Cork city, to determine what steps can be taken to reverse the decline and make them more vibrant again. ‘Will the Minister consider helping those who manage heritage sites in Cork to offer day trips from Cork city to others areas in order to boost the sector? It is essential that the Midleton to Youghal railway line is reopened for the sake of boosting tourism in East Cork.’

Deputy McLellan asked the Minister if he would work with the Minister for Transport to establish steam train excursions from Youghal to Midleton, beginning with a feasibility study of reopening the line. Sandra McLellan said the tourism sector in Youghal could form part of a broader strategy to enhance the East Cork economy and increase local employment in the towns of Midleton, Cobh and on to Cork City.


Community Work Placement

CH MARINE in a partnership initiative now have an outlet at The Pier Service Station in Lower Aghada, which is about six miles from Midleton, on the Whitegate road.

Jimmy and Mary O’Reilly, proprietors of the Pier Service Station, are very positive about this new venture and are delighted to have brought CH Marine to Aghada and East Cork. Jimmy says that the shop will be well stocked with all of the boating maintenance products and a large range of life jackets, wetsuits, kayaks and water sport items. The

wetsuits are of a very high quality and offer great value for money as they will last and can be passed on from child to child, as they get older. The kayaks, which are extremely safe and stable in the water, are also fantastic value and there is a special offer on these at the moment. The Pier Service Station is open 7 days a week and has access from the water and if you are boating within Cork harbour it is the ideal place to call for fuel, tea or coffee, grocery supplies and of course, chandlery.

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A new work initiative, “Tús – Community Work Placement”, will provide short-term quality and suitable working opportunities for people who are unemployed, while at the same time carrying out a broad range of services of benefit to the community and in a variety of community settings across Cork County. Two Supervisors are requested for South and East Cork Area Development

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be: * continuously unemployed for at least 12 months and “signing on” a full-time basis, and * in receipt of a Jobseekers Payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 12 months (including Jobseekers Benefit), and * in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance at time of application.

Conditions of Work

Supervisors will be required to work 39 hours a week, a probationary period of at least six months will apply. Initial contract will be for a one year period and can be renewed subject to satisfactory performance and the continued funding of Tús.

The role will involve:-

* The identification of work placements in community organisations and settings * Promotion and administration of the scheme * The supervision of participants, including monitoring time and attendance * Maintaining appropriate records in both written and computerised formats * Supervision of compliance with health and safety requirements * Setting, managing and monitoring work schedules and attaining targets * Delivery on work-specific training * Managing the output of the participants to match the expectations of the communities * Other duties required for the orderly operation of Tús.

The salary will be €30,898

Please forward a full CV and letter of application for the position by Wednesday, April 20th to: Ryan Howard CEO South and East Cork Area Development, Owenacurra Business Park, Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork

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Midleton’s Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

Conor Whyte & family

St. Brigid's NS School Principal, Sheila Murphy with students Obayo, Sarah and Ava

Sophie Long & family

Aengus Ruane & family

Lily Duggan & family

Patrick Coleman & family

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Emmanuel and Obayo

Robert Hurley & family

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Get off on the right foot with East Cork Kickboxing Gym

Youghal's own bargain hunt... Annual Antique Fair and Road Show in Youghal


SINCE opening last October, East Cork Kickboxing Gym has been running classes for all ages at their premises at Unit 2, Main Street, Ballinacurra and is going from strength to strength. Chief Instructor of Lifetime Martial Arts, Kevin O’Sullivan, runs the gym and is ecstatic with the progress so far and hopes the future will bring bigger and better things to come.

Kevin has over 28 years experience in martial arts, with experience as an international competitor and national team coach, stating, 'We opened and quickly established a good base of beginner students from the local area with adults and chidren from 4 years upwards. It’s important classes are split to suit age stages of kids and adults to train in their own groups.' And so 'Tiger Tots' (47 years) train in their own class on Tuesday and Thursdays and Monday nights at 7.30pm are 'Ladies Only Nights', so East Cork Kickboxing Gym has something to offer everyone. Nowdays, there are so many activities for kids to try and we are up there with the best of them,' Kevin states. 'It’s so important for kids to keep fit and keep moving as young lives can become stagnant due to computers, Xboxes etc. What we offer is also a great way for kids who don’t like team sports or feel they don’t fit in and I invite anyone interested to try our free class and have a go whether you’re 4 or 44! Our style of kickboxing at the gym has a family focus, as well as focusing on each individual with drills and skills to develop all types of fitness, as well as the point and continuous types of competition sparring we specialise in.’

Looking to the future, Kevin is planning the official opening of the gym in May and would like to extend the invitation to all readers to join him on the day, so look out for advertisements coming nearer the date.

THE Walter Raleigh Hotel was the venue on Sunday, April 3rd for the annual Antiques Fair and Roadshow which is held each year for the Cloyne Diocesan Lourdes Invalid Fund, which assists people travelling to Lourdes on the Cloyne Pilgrimage to

Genevieve, Sheila, Maeve, Carmel,Ann, Jennifer and Cian help with theAntique Fair and Road Show

Lourdes which this year takes place from June 1st to June 6th. The extensive display of antiques included, amongst others, amazing jewellery, vases, silverware, china, mirrors, furniture and even clothing. The people of

Irish Aggregates / K Landscapes Paving Centre comes to Killeagh

'You never know, it might be the best step you’ll ever take!' Kevin enthuses. Anyone interested in finding out more about East Cork Kickboxing Gym can contact Kevin on 086 6394683 or email

CDYS Midleton volunteers were presented with volunteer achievement awards at the CDYS Youth Work Ireland AGM last Wednesday evening. Pictured are Pat Burke (CEO, Youth Work Ireland), Martin Forrest, Susan O’Shea (CDYS Youth Worker), Lisa Parker, Ros Bonner, James O'Donovan, Brian Williams (CDYS Director) and Noel O'Connor (CDYS Chairman).


Ann Neville told the East Cork Journal that they were delighted again with this year’s event, and she thanked all who helped in any way to make the day such a success.

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Youghal and surrounds turned out again in their numbers to visit the Antiques Fair in the hopes of finding something for a few euro which they could later flog for a fortune! But mostly they came out to support the very worthy cause.

IRISH Aggregates / K Landscapes have launched their extensive product range at Greenbarn Garden, Lifestyle & Bistro Inchiquin, Killeagh, Youghal. They have been leading the way in quality and choice of natural stone paving, decorative gravel and garden features for over a decade in Classis, Ovens. The range includes exclusive garden and landscaping products which incorporate natural stone: paving, furniture, planters, building stone, water features and decorative aggregates. Products on showcase at the new display in Killeagh include natural stone cobblelock, granite kerbing, building, cladding and walling stone as well as elegant benches and table sets. The range on show will include popular colours such as Tinted Mint, Modak Sandstone and Black Limestone, all of which are versatile to suit different needs and designs. K Landscapes is a division of Irish Aggregates / Kilwaughter. Company ethos is focused on service. Branch advisor Ted O’Sullivan will always be on hand to help with his deep knowledge and understanding of garden landscaping. He understands customer needs whatever they are and can help transform them into a reality. To view the full range of K Landscapes products visit or call to their new premises in Killeagh for a first-hand look.

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Midleton’s Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

Fay Clohessy & family

Eoin Cashman & family

Eoin Moloney & family

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Michael Cosgrave & family

Luke Carroll & family

Sophia Cronin & friends INSET: Lorna & Grainne Twomey

Clodagh & Co.!

Dylan Cahalan & family

DON’T SEE YOUR PICTURE? Chloe Sigerson & family

Caitlin Ryan & family

More photos from Midleton next week and, coming soon, Aghada, Saleen, Carrigtwohill and more!

Chloe Butler & family

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Making a meal out of it with Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton As the housewives’ favourite chef, Kevin Durdon, cooks up a storm

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Imelda & Amy McCarthy with Chef of the Day, Muireann Coughlan, Margaret Harty and Saoirse & Dáire Coughlan

ON Tuesday, April 5th, those doing their weekly shop at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton, after 5pm were in for a real treat - both literal and actual, as chef Kevin Dundon made a special appearance in the store, as part of the Hurley’s SuperValu Food Fair. Kevin, dubbed by many as the ‘Housewives Favourite’, is Chef/Proprietor of Dunbrody Country House Hotel & Restaurant and, on Tuesday evening, demonstrated several recipes in-store, as broods of interested (and hungry!) shoppers looked on.

But the shoppers didn’t stay hungry for long, with stalls in-store, including Ballycotton Seafood, Gookies, Ballymaloe Country Relish and, for the kiddies, a marvellously-accented Chef, who was spotted sneaking a quick mouthful of seafood pie!

Mary-Kate Walsh and Colin O’Riordan have no problem testing their own recipes for Ballycotton Seafood!

Philip Bastide gets a top-up from Hurley’s Alex Martin

Siobhan and Eoin Cashman look on, as Darragh gets a mouthful!

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A feast of food at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton

12 year old David O’Rourke tries to avoid stealing a bit of his 8 year old sister Meadbh’s lolly!

Maeve Lane and Clare O’Connor

7 year old Mischa Daly-Harkin has her hands full!

John Hurley, owner, Hurley’s SuperValu with Olivia Barry and a copy of Kevin Durdon’s new book, ‘Recipes That Work’

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8 year old Megan Kelly is a big fan of Gookies - gluten-free cookie mix (with a little help from her nan). She was delighted to meet ‘Gookie Lady’ Muriel Coughlan for some new recipe tips!

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Teresa O’Rourke and Ellen Aherne with Tommy Grimes, Manager, Hurley’s SuperValu

Rachel O’Keeffe ‘relishes’ the chance to try a sample of Ballymaloe Country Relish, courtesy of Jennifer Mulcahy

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12noon - 1pm Dr Marilyn Glenville, author and speaker will be speaking about Fat around the Middle and Osteoporosis. Given her huge knowledge, she will pick up on pretty well any queries customers come up with, even outside those topics 11am- 1.30pm Bean Power! Ballymaloe nutritionist Debbie Shaw with tastes and recipes for delicious, nutritious and money-wise foods 2.30pm- 5pm The Healing Power of Essential Oils. Aromatherapist Marian Joy answers queries and offers free hand massages


11am- 2pm Nutrition advice and samples with Bríd from Solgar

12pm- 1.30pm Free back and spine checks with chiropractor Martin Gregor (booking advisable) 2.30pm- 4.30pm Our Aches and Pains: advice from Roisín of A.Vogel/Bioforce


12pm – 5.30pm Catherine Kenneally nutritional therapist with Midleton Holistic Health Centre will answer your queries relating to diet and health Kater 4 Kidz: home-cooked nutritious kids’ meals and school lunches. Test and taste!


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AROUND 40 teenagers and their adult leaders from the St Joseph’s (Mayfield) and Cobh No Name Clubs will travel to Kilkenny on April 16th to the No Name Club National Youth Awards.

The event is a celebration of youth achievement and the Cork teenagers will be joining 1,000 teenagers and their adult leaders from over 40 communities across Ireland. No Name Club teenage members are known as hosts and hostesses and the youth awards are an annual celebration to bring teenagers from clubs all over Ireland together and recognise the excellent work the young people are carrying out in their clubs and communities. The clubs are run by the hosts and hostesses with the assistance of their adult committee and they participate in their community, run health initiatives and run events and activities for teenagers. Around 20 club members are travelling from each of the Cork communities.

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This is the 33rd year of the awards, having first been run in 1978. At the awards, the No Name Club Host and Hostess of the Year are named and those attending the black-tie affair are treated to a threecourse meal that is followed by a six hour disco extravaganza. RTE journalist Damien Tiernan will be MC for the event and 12 teenagers have made it to th final for Host and Hostess of the Year.

Con Nolan, No Name Club Chief Executive Officer says, ‘The National Youth Awards are a celebration for over 1,000 teenagers who are No Name Club members across Ireland. No Name Club hosts and hostesses make outstanding contributions to their local communities and to the running of their clubs. These awards are recognition of such contributions and a celebration to allow our hosts and hostesses from clubs around the country to get together for a memorable night. For over 30 years we’ve been bringing club hosts and hostesses together for this event and expect this year’s occasion will be etched in their memories for years to come.’

Ballinacurra Coursing Club Annual Draw results 1st Prize: Jerry Burke, Whites’ Cross 2nd : Michael O’Driscoll, Killeagh 3rd: Tony Cashel, Mogeely 4th: Mary Fitzgerald, Ballinacurra 5th: David O’Brien, Baneshane, Midleton 6th Luca Antoc 7th Niell Lucid 8th : Nellie Horgan, Midleton 9th: Anne Marie Kennedy, Cloyne 10th: Tim Cummins, Ballinacurra.

BAYVIEW Hotel opens for the summer season with a Seafood Sensation weekend

Ballycotton, East Cork’s picturesque sleepy fishing village will come alive this Good Friday, April 22nd, when the Bayview Hotel opens for the season kicking off the summer with the Bayview Seafood Sensation Weekend.

The weekend includes two night Bed and Breakfast and one dinner based on two persons sharing. The package includes a fun fishy action packed Saturday, which begins with a meet and greet with local fishermen at Ballycotton Bay to tell tales about life on a trawler followed by a trip to the Ballycotton Seafoods Centre. Guest will be shown how to fillet and prepare fish and given a talk on the types of fish species at Ballycotton Seafood.

A cookery demonstration will take place back at the hotel in the evening with a glass of bubbly and a seafood tasting followed by a fish dinner pared with wines. Finish the night with live music in the Bayview Bar. The Seafood Sensation package costs €165 per person based on two persons sharing. There is an additional option to add a seafood supper on arrival on the Friday or a Seafood lunch on the Saturday.

The 35 bedroom four star Bayview Hotel is set on the edge of a cliff face with breathtaking views looking out onto Ballycotton Bay, East Cork. More information on the hotel by logging onto

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In The

Driving SeaT Essential driver training to protect learner drivers THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) has announced that the new Essential Driver Training (EDT) programme, which requires learner drivers to take compulsory driving lessons for category B vehicles (cars and light vans), is now in effect.

EDT is one of a range of measures announced by the RSA last September as part of a new Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system which will enhance the way drivers are trained, tested and licensed in Ireland. Any person getting their first learner permit with a start date on or after April 4th, 2011, must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Essential Driver Training, with an RSA registered Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) before they can sit their driving test. Typically the 12 EDT lessons will be spread over six months and be supported by practice and tuition as required. Cathy Bacon, Chairperson of the Irish Driving Instructors Association (IDIA) - welcomed the introduction of EDT, as it welcomes all programs intended to reduce death and injury on our roads. ‘The programme will need to be tried and tested and the IDIA are pleased that there is a commitment by the RSA to a review of it in 18 months time.

‘Our highly trained and experienced members will fully contribute to the scheme in order to see that the important skills which are absolutely necessary for safe driving are passed to the learner driver. We will be working with our members to ensure a smooth introduction of EDT,’ she added. In addition to the mandatory lessons with an ADI the learner driver should also undertake ongoing practice with their sponsor. This practice is a vital part of the learning process, and the role of the sponsor is an essential part of the learning to drive process. Their role is to accompany and support the learner driver as they practise and build on the skills they have learned in their lessons with the ADI. Therefore it is essential that the learner driver chooses a person with whom they feel comfortable and who has had their full driver’s licence for a minimum of two years and has lots of driving experience.

The RSA recommends that the learner driver practises the skills learned in each compulsory EDT lesson with their sponsor for at least three hours before their next lesson.

Mr Noel Brett, CEO of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) advised learner drivers not to underestimate the role they play during the learning to drive process. ‘One of the most important decisions you will make as you consider learning to drive is who to choose as your sponsor. This is a hugely important role and so it is vital that this is a person you feel comfortable with and who demonstrates safe driving behaviour that you can learn from. This might be a parent, uncle or sibling, but it must be

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someone who can make the commitment to contribute their time to helping you to become a safe and competent driver. EDT lessons on their own are not sufficient – it is your responsibility to continue to practise between lessons so that you can build on the skills you have learned with your ADI. This is a critical part of the learning to drive process and will help you to become a lifelong safe driver,’ Mr. Brett stated.

Mr Brett also highlighted the important role that parents and guardians have during EDT. ‘Some parents may have concerns about paying for EDT lessons or that they won’t have the time to support their young adult as they learn to drive. We recommend that lessons be taken over a six month period with one lesson at a similar cost to half a tank of petrol. In addition, the insurance industry will be announcing a special offers and discounts for learner drivers taking EDT lessons. So my advice to parents is not to view this as a cost but an investment in your son or daughter’s safety on the roads.’ Niall Doyle, Corporate Affairs Manager with the Irish Insurance Federation warmly welcomed the new initiative from the RSA, stating, ‘Driving is an essential life skill in the 21st Century and it is very appropriate that our children and young adults receive appropriate driver training. It is also hugely beneficial that a significant part of this training will be under the guidance of a sponsor (father or mother) who will have a significant vested interest in seeing this training is successful. This training (EDT) should reduce the number of collisions, injuries and fatalities on Irish roads and as a consequence help keep the cost of motor insurance down.’ 17-24 year olds are one of the highest risk groups on Irish roads and are three times more likely to be killed in a collision than the rest of the population. Furthermore, research shows that young drivers are most vulnerable in the six to twelve month period immediately after getting their licence. For further information on EDT and a full list of the 1,883 RSA registered ADIs, visit

VOLKSWAGEN has officially started production of the Golf Convertible at their new facility in Osnabrück on the occasion of a fact-finding visit by German President Christian Wulff. The German President said, ‘I am very pleased we have been able to safeguard the future of Osnabrück as a car making location. Osnabrück has enormous potential. The strengths of the employees and their comprehensive enormous knowhow, for example in building cabriolets, are a perfect fit for Volkswagen Osnabrück as part of the wider Volkswagen Group.’ The Volkswagen plant in Osnabrück covers the entire automotive process chain from vehicle development through tooling to production. A part from the Golf Cabriolet it is also planned to use the Osnabrück plant as an overflow facility for manufacturing the Porsche brand Boxster and Cayman models going forward. The plant has a total annual capacity of roughly 100,000 vehicles. Volkswagen will have invested approximately €300 million in the new Osnabrück plant by the end of this year

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Waterford Way NSC on Ring beaches soon With Declan Barron

THE National Spring Clean of the beaches on the Ring peninsula is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th from 11am tp 1pm, and everybody is welcome to come along and lend a helping hand. Suitable for all ages, this free outdoor activity is a great way to do our bit for the environment while enjoying the splendid coastal scenery.

Cappoquin Chickens reduce production by 25%

AN increase in the cost of chicken feed costs that is not recoverable through the market price has resulted in a 25% cut back in production in the early part of this year. This has resulted in some of the 165 employees at Cappoquin Chickens having to go on a three-day week. It is hoped to resume full production later in the season, when the harvest has come in which should then see food prices fall. Cappoquin showed a pretax profit of €300,000 in its first 14 months of operation under its new owners and, while there were some job losses, it is hoped that once there is a reduction in feed costs that full five day week operations can resume in the biggest employer in the area at present.

The meeting points are The Cunningar Beach carpark; Baile na nGall Pier; Helvick Pier carpark and Poul a Bhuca. Bags and gloves will be provided, but please bring your own pickers, if you wish. Organised by Coiste Maisithe na Rinne Ring Peninsula Environment Group and An Taisce National Spring Clean in conjunction with the Environment Section of Waterford Co. Council, there are over 100 people of all ages expect to take part. It’s a great informal way to meet new people and everybody gets a little treat as a gesture of appreciation.

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Clashmore ACT donate €74k to CUH HELEN Trihy, on behalf of the Clashmore branch of Aid Cancer Treatment (ACT), presented a cheque for €74,000 to Yvonne Davidson, ACT at Cork University Hospital (CUH), alongside Nicola O’Driscoll, Ber Ryan and Pat McCarthy, all members of ACT committee at CUH. The total collected by the Clashmore branch amounts to €353,090 since the branch was founded in October, 1988.

Over the years, ACT has contributed over €6 million towards the development of the Radiation Oncology Department at CUH. The benefit and effect of the charity has been the establishment of what is emerging as a Super Regional centre, with state-of-the-art equipment. This outstanding facility has the capacity to provide radiation treatment for a population of one million and chemotherapy for half a million.

The treatment catchment area comprises of South Tipperary, Limerick, Kerry, Cork and Waterford.

Lismore Tidy Towns Action Day

THURSDAY, April 14th is the Lismore Tidy Towns Action Day with everyone asked to do their little bit to keep Lismore tidy. The tidy Towns Committee will be making a big effort this week in advance of Easter and if everyone does their bit to keep their own patch tidy then the Action Day will have positive results.

The Easter Draw tickets are also on sale locally at €1.50 per line so do support the fundraising effort to keep Lismore tidy!

Villerstown School open night

Great credit is due to the people that give their time voluntarily to make this charity possible and all the generous supporters. ACT wish to express its gratitude.

ON Saturday, April 16th a new book called ‘Our Daily Bread’ commemorating four generations of Barron’s Bakery in Cook Street, Cappoquin will be launched at Cappoquin Community Centre, by John McKenna of the Bridgestone Guide. The book put together by Roz Crowley and charts the progress of the bakery since its inception in 1887 and has some wonderful photographs as well of staff customers and the baking process. Barron’s Bakery is an institution in West Waterford and this once off edition book will be a collector’s item in years to come. There is a limited print run so if you want to secure your copy then you should go to the launch where the book can be got for just €20. Alternatively the book will be on sale at Eason’s Dungarvan on Sunday, April 17th and from Readers Choice and other book stores on Monday, April 18th at €25. All are welcome to the launch on Saturday, April 16th at Cappoquin Community Centre commencing at 8.30pm but doors will be open from 7.30pm so do arrive early to meet Esther Barron and the staff who will be delighted to see you.

ACT are holding their annual Church Gate collection in Youghal, Ballymacoda and Gortroe this weekend, April 16th and 17th.

Villerstown School will hold its open night on Thursday, April 14th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm for prospective students starting in September. An information pack will be provided on the night for parents of interested children, while a welcome cup of tea will also be available. Please do come along to the school to see the facilities or call 024-96301 or e-mail

WATERFORD County Council Community and Enterprise Department, in association with the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, is to continue to supply two smoke alarms to households that are vulnerable and that have no smoke alarms at present. Vulnerable households are those occupied by people with a disability, people who cannot afford to purchase alarms, old age pensioners, people living alone, single parents or people living in rural isolation. To see if you qualify, the contact person in Waterford Co. Co. is Johnny Brunnock who can be reached at 058-21169 or by e-mail at Closing date for these smoke alarm applications is Thursday, April 28th.

Easter Camp at Lismore Heritage Centre

LISMORE Heritage Centre will have its first ever Easter Camp this April. The three day camp from Tuesday, April 19th to Thursday, April 21st costs €12 per day or €32 for the three days. A host of fun activities for 5 to 12 year olds are planned over the three days. The camp takes place from 10am to 1pm each day, and children are asked to come in old clothes and to bring a snack with them for break time. Those wishing to know more can contact Arlene at 058-54975 or email as booking is essential for this camp.

Tallow Community Council Quiz

LIZZY Langton’s will be the venue this Friday, April 15th for the Tallow Community Council fundraising quiz night, beginning at 9pm. All proceeds raised will go towards providing flowers and window boxes for residents in the town, while part of the funds raised from the raffle on the night will go towards the Philip Daly Fund. Retired teacher Billy Sheehan will be the quizmaster, with tables of four costing €40, so a great night is assured and your support would be appreciated.

Clubs with news or sporting events Get in touch!

IT IS not easy to keep track of everything that is going on in the West Waterford locality, so if you are a group, club or organisation and you wish to get your notes in to me then please feel free to send them to marked West Waterford Notes or call me on 087-9126566 as I will be happy to assist you in any way in 2011.

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A sporting chance

Midleton cyclist is OK with Ray!


Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Since the last issue of the East Cork Journal, there has been a lot going on in the club.

cessed through the members’ section on the website.

Other developments in the club are that Dave Herlihy has recently completed a Motorcycle Marshalls Course, run by Tri Ireland, and on foot of this, has successfully taken part in a Tri-Ireland Technical Course run in Jury’s Inn on Saturday last. No doubt this will benefit both Dave & the club in the future. At this stage, we are now finally confident that the long-awaited club gear is due this Tuesday.

The Wednesday night spin began again with eight participants. A new format has been introduced, suggested by Russell, of doing laps and finishing off with a few laps of Kathleen Doyle’s Hill. On Thursday, Paudie & some of the lads were out on the road from Lakeview and Saturday saw 15 members take part in the First Responders Whitegate Cycle. Jonathan Finn was in action in the second round of the Duathlon series in Waterford.

On Sunday, Dave Herlihy and recently-joined Ciara Mangan were in action in West Cork in the Duathlon Series, in which Ciara won the ladies section with a fabulous time of 55 minutes.

Brendan O’Riordan, Noel Berkley & Shane Cashman took part in the Edge Race in Minane Bridge, with Brendan finishing in 7thplace in the A4 Category, having put in a lot of hard work on the day. Brian Nolan, who has been missing for a while, competed in a Marathon in Rotterdam in just over three and a half hours - congratulations as it was a great time for a first marathon.

Club member Dave Herlihy pictured with the man himself at the Ray Darcy Run at the Marina last Tuesday

The normal Sunday spin went from the monument at 9am with two groups numbering 28 taking to the roads, and we were again joined by local club, the Midleton WRC riders. Two routes were completed. The starter group completed the route around Ballymacoda with the main group doing the Tour De Cure 100km.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region

Club Training

The Wednesday Night Spin (very fast & popular last year) is back and commences tonight at 6.30pm! Weekly spins continue on Tuesday and Thursday from Lakeview, start times are now generally 10am, though may vary, but are now accessed through our now updated website Greater and more precise details can be ac-

Membership of the club is now at the 80-mark - just reached this week.

Any new members, please see the blog in the members’ area in relation to re-ordering of gear and contact Shane Cashman, who is our Kit Manager, if interested in getting club gear in the reorder.

On Thursday night at 7pm at Monahan Road, the County League Series commences. A detailed list of events for the club is now on the club members’ area from the website, anyone who is having problems logging onto this section please get in contact with Jon Waterman (details on website).

For further information on membership, training and sportive and competitive events log onto or find the club on Facebook. Anyone who has any queries/comments or suggestions can contact club officials on the website or Club Secretary, Tadgh O’Brien, at 087 247 5875.

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Aidan Sexton defeated Peter Fitzgerald in the Novice C Championship. Billy Quirke received a walkover in the Novice C Championship. Patrick Butler defeated Pat O’Brien Jnr. in the Junior A Championship. Leo Hegarty defeated Jerry O’Driscoll in the Novice Veterans Semi-Final.


Results from outing to Youghal on Sunday, March 27th: 13/4 IN COBH: 1st Kevin O’Driscoll (15) 37 pts Junior A Championship at 6.30pm: Mick Hurley vs. Pat O’Brien Jnr. 2nd Ann Rochford (26) 35 pts 15/4 IN COBH: Novice B Championship at 6.30pm: Christopher Butler vs. Tony Murphy 3rd Eddie Hayes (19) 34 pts Novice C Championship at 1.30pm: Mick Mackey vs. Colm O’Riordan Best Gross: John Walsh 5th Sean Treacy (17) 33 pts 6th Ger Fitzgibbon (19) 33 pts 16/4 IN COBH: 7th Conor Cronin (15) 32 pts Junior B Championship at 3pm: Terry Sexton vs. Tony Carey 8th Ray Rochford (12) 32 pts 9th Declan Galvin (14) 32 pts IN CLASHMORE: Junior A Championship at 6.30pm: Dave Dennis vs. Dan O’Connor

Prior to the gear being launched we would like to acknowledge our sponsors namely: Isaac’s Bar & Bistro, An Rothar Cycles, Tosh Cahill’s Bar, the East Cork Journal, Walsh Carpets & Corcoran Engineering.

Events for next week

The next outing will be held in Waterock on Saturday, April 17/4 IN COBH: 30th. Timesheet with Ray at 087 Junior C Championship at 11.30am: Oliver Searls vs. John Butler Novice C Championship at 12.30pm: John Joe O’Shea vs. Liam Twomey. 2330054.

Ireland this Friday, April 15th

SPECIAL Olympics Ireland’s annual collection day, sponsored by eircom, will take place in Midleton and Youghal this Friday, April 15th - please give what you can. Your support will make a huge difference to us.

All money raised will go to support Special Olympics Ireland’s ongoing programme of sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability. There are currently 11,000 athletes involved in Special Olympics throughout the island of Ireland. They train in over 400 community based clubs and are supported by a team of 25,000 volunteers. This year is a particularly important one for us with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games taking place in Athens, Greece in June. 126 athletes from Ireland will compete at these Games, which are the highest level of sports competition in Special Olympics. For further information about Special Olympics Ireland please visit

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

East Cork gymnasts to leave Switzerland spellbound?

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23 GYMNASTS (18 from East Cork) will travel to Geneva in Switzerland today, Wednesday, April 13th to compete in the 'Acro Cup'. The gymnasts train with the East Cork Gymnastics Class on Wednesdays and Fridays, as part of the Cork Acro Gymnastics Club - and most have been training for as long as they can remember.

With over 123 years of training between them, these gymnasts - ranging from age 9-10 upwards will be competing with the creme de la creme in Switzerald and, boy, are they up for the challenge, showing the East Cork Journal some of their signature moves last Thursday. And the club already has plenty of things to celebrate:

Last weekend, twins from Whitegate Stephanie and Graham Coleman travelled to Greystones, Co. Wicklow for the National Tumbling Finals, winning gold in their section of the competition.

Graham Coleman (17) gets a headache courtesy of 11 year old Kate Desmond

‘It’s all about the balance!’

MIXED PAIR: Kate Desmond & Graham Coleman TRIOS: Andrea McGrath, Emma O'Callaghan & Laura Cambridge Anoushka Schellekens, Monica Wickliffe & Alison Barry Jennifer Jones, Eimear Shortiss & Emily Leggett COACHES: Neil & Clare Sheehan, Aisling Griffin and Michelle Sheehan. Best of luck in Switzerald everyone!

New club members are always welcome for September 2011. Please call Clare on 086 3508395 for further details.

On March 12th, club member Laura Swarbrick represented Ireland as part of a women's trio with Gillian O'Keeffe and Sarah Browner (both from Cork), winning the bronze medal for Ireland.

The gymnasts will compete in pairs or as part of a trio in Geneva, as follows: GIRLS PAIRS: Caoimhe Morrison & Maddy Whelan Deanna Browne & Denise Coffey Ciara Shortiss & Fiadh Little Stephanie Coleman & Kate Dineen Emma Jones & Ciara Walsh Aoife Sheehan & Kellie Murphy

Cork Acro Gymnastics Club coaches, Clare Sheehan and Aisling Griffin (ages not revealed!)

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

East Cork gymnasts stay balanced! Maddy Whelan (9) gets a lift from Caoimhe Morrison and Emma Jones between them they have 12 years of gymnastics experience

10 year old Deanna Browne is kept on balance by Jennifer Jones (13) and Eimear Shortiss (12)

17 year old Stephanie Coleman knows that 9 year old Kate Dineen is in way over her head! Never mind, Stephanie has been training since before she'd care to mention, while Kate's been training since she was 5

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Fiadh Little (13) gets a lift from Ciara Shortiss (16) and Andrea McGrath (14)

Alison Barry (13), Anoushka Schellekens (16) and Monica Wickliffe (14) reach for the stars

ABOVE: Eabha O'LearyReidy's world gets turned upside down by Susan Moran LEFT: Sarah O'Sullivan (10) gets a little lift from Sinead McLoughlin (10)

10 year old Alice Reddy keeps Twins - and Gold All-Ireland National Tumbling medal winners Rachel Barry balanced (8) Stephanie & Graham Coleman

RIGHT: 9 year old Carla Cosgrave gets a lift from Abby Quirke (10) the girls have trained for a combined total of 7 years

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Cloyne road bowling club


Harty’s Perpetual Cup results

BRIAN Fleming’s team B fielded 3 players, defeating his brother Graham Fleming’s team, who only fielded 2 players playing out. Playing back, Jamie Costine’s team G defeated Jerry O’Sullivan’s team G.


Today, Teams E and H play out at 6.30pm and Teams J and A play back. Friday at 6.30pm sees Teams B and C throwing out, and Teams As and G playing back.

Team E: Donie Kelleher (Capt), Phillip Considine, Mike Murray & Mark Considine Team H: Brian Costine (Capt), Keith Dennehy, Paky Lynch & Darragh Canavan Team J: Jamie Costine (Capt), James Gilroy, Brendan Murray & Niall O’Donovan Team A: Graham Fleming (Capt), Richard Murphy, John Hennessy & John Rossiter Team B: Brian Fleming (Capt), Dave Hill, Seanie

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Cashman & Jack Rossiter. Team C: John Gleeson (Capt), Daniel Murray, Seanie Costine & John O’Connor Team G: Jerry O’Sullivan (Capt), David Cusack, Mick Mullane Jnr. & John Naughton.

East Cork Scores

Friday in Cobh, sees the club’s Colm O’Riordan in action at 7.30pm in the second round of the Novice C Championship. Good luck to him.

Underage games in Cloyne

Last week saw some new faces turn up for training, and one of them, Marcel - who had never thrown before - acheived some of the longest shots on the day. Well done to him. And good luck to our younger members in the upcoming East Cork Tournament. Also, the club would like to say, here’s to a speedy recovery to Paki Lynch - see you along the road shortly.

Youghal athletic club Sponsored by Youghal Credit Union NO results to report since our last issue. Just the most sought-after Athlete of the Month award and the March winner is Martin O’Brien. Martin is doing very well in his training for the Cork Marathon and gives help to some of our athletes who want to go running with him. Martin was in fine form in the John Buckley Munster 10 mile series, after breaking the hour mark in Dungarvan 59.51, Ballycotton 59.57 and Mallow 59.51. The last of these is Killnaboy up in County Clare, which was held on Sunday, April 10th.


Midleton Athletic Club member, Lia O’Brien headed to Youghal for the East Cork Track & Field Championships last weekend. Lia won gold in both the 60m Sprint and the 200metres in the U10 girls category - and is pictured above with her coach, Joan Hough

Corkbeg pitch & putt

Best of luck to everyone training for the Cork, Limerick and maybe Dublin marathons!

THERE were two fourball competitions played last week in ideal conditions.

Last Wednesday the in-form duo of Joe Carlile and Victor McDonald produced a strong performance to win the first nett with 10 up. John Aherne and Terry Dunne captured the gross prize with 5 up. Last Sunday morning, Paudie O’Neill and Sean Busteed won comfortably with a score of 42 nett.

The Whitegate pairing of Joe Carlile and Mick O’Halloran combined well to win the gross with five under par. Terry Dunne and Joe Wall finished in second nett spot with 45.

with Declan Barron

Munster survive searing contest in Brieve

MUNSTER survived a searching test in the Amlin Challenge Trophy quarter-final, when they just about outlived the challenge from French side Brieve, in searing heat in France on Saturday afternoon. Munster, who started well with tries from Dougie Howlett and Keith Earls, still found themselves in arrears at half-time, after a pulsating first half played in sweltering hot conditions. Credit Munster for another terrific performance as further tries from Earls and Peter Stringer opened daylight between the sides at the end of the third quarter, but a last quarter fight back left Munster hanging on for a 5 point win after a thrilling encounter. In terms of entertainment value, this was top class stuff as both sides went flat out for victory. For Munster, the win gives them a home semi-final against Harlequins in Thomond Park so the Munster faithful can look forward to another full house. With the Amlin Cup being played in Cardiff on the same weekend as the Heineken Cup, perhaps Munster fans will still be looking ahead to rugby finals in May.

Well done to Georgie Bulman who is going well in this series too and will also be heading to Killnaboy. Georgie and Noel seem to be coming second and third in the athlete of the month but don’t worry you might be in for athlete of the year (where there actually is a prize!)

15/4: Marine Climb in Dungarvan at 7pm 17/4: Great Island 10 mile road race in Cobh at 1pm. 20/4:Ballintintotis 4 mile road race at 8pm 22/4: Butlerstown 10k road race at 7.30pm

The Week In Sport

Dates for your diary

The Friday competitions will commence this season on Good Friday, April 22nd at 7.30pm. The Pa O’Halloran Memorial Fourball competition will take place over the Easter Weekend.


There will be competitions on Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm and Sunday morning at 10.30am.

Leinster are still in the running for the Heineken Cup after victory over Leicester, but Ulster bowed out to Northampton. Perpignan and Toulouse are the other two semi-finalists, with Leinster facing holders Toulouse, with every chance of reaching this year’s final.

Bluesea runs a cracker, as Balla Briggs wins Grand National

The Aintree Grand National brought back memories of the famous Red Rum as Donald McCain, son of Ginger McCain, trained the winner of the 2011 John Smith’s Grand National, with Balla Briggs coming home in front of Oscar Time - who was my selection. Don’t Push It came in third with State Of Play fourth while Blue Sea Cracker from James Motherway’s stable in Cloyne finished the course - which was a great credit to this small mare.

Great Island Run in Cobh on Sunday

The second Great Island Run will be held in Cobh this coming Sunday in aid of Cancer Research. Over 500 runners took part last year with €36,000 raised. This year, it is hoped that a similar amount

can be garnered. Runners, or those intending to do the 5k walk, should arrive early as the walk starts at 12.15pm, while the 10k run begins at 1pm. The race HQ is Cobh Community Centre, which is adjacent to the start line, and those wishing to register on-line (which is the preferred method) should log onto www.greatisland10 for further details and information.

Bogey man hits Mcllroy at the Masters

There was no be a fairy tale ending for Rory Mcllroy at the US Masters in Augusta as his dream came a cropper on the 10th and 12th holes, where he dropped out of contention for victory on the final round. Taking seven shots on the 10th hole really finished Mcllroy, who had been in terrific form over the opening three days. Still, at the tender age of just 21, the young Irishman has plenty of time on his side. Tiger Woods was back to his best, finishing on 10 under par while the famous ‘Green Jacket’ went to South African, Charl Schwartzel, upon winning his first Masters.

Rebel Óg launched

The Cork County Board launched its new structure last week, bringing all of the underage strands under the one umbrella. The two year trial period, operating under four new regions, will see all club players get more game time up to U12 level with plenty of blitz action to look forward to from U6 to U12. In the other age groups, the competition should also be more even and competitive as, ultimately, the aim is to produce better underage county teams for Cork. A huge amount of work has gone into the preparation and the launch went off very well. Mark Sheehan will spearhead the new initiative, and there will be a further review/ consultation process with the clubs in the autumn, to tweak any problems that will arise. It certainly is a brave and ambitious program that has been undertaken at underage level as Rebel Óg takes its first steps to producing the stars of the future for Cork.

Youghal RFC lotto

THERE was no winner of the €2,000 lotto which was held in Farrell’s Bar this week. The seller’s prize winner of €20 was Flavin’s Shop. The five lucky dip winners of €20 each were: Norman Mc Donald, The Haven, Strand Street Tom Flavin, 1 Dominic Collins Place Martin McCarthy, c/o Tom’s Bar Bernie Daly, c/o Paudie O ‘Meara Liz Fitzgibbon, c/o Ahern’s Bar. Well done to all the winners. Tickets can be bought at McCarthy’s Shop, The Point Bar, Broderick’s Electrical, Aherne’s, McCarthy’s Bar, Bertie’s Bar, The Nook, Flavin’s Shop, O’Neill Oils, The Quay’s Bar, Farrell’s of Summerfield and Neville’s Shop. The officers and committee would like to thank all who support the weekly lotto.

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Last chance to take part in the Ballintotis road race launched at Ballynoe Point to Point

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

BALLINTOTIS will again host the opening evening fixture on the extremely busy Cork road running calendar on Wednesday, April 20th. A year ago, the inaugural ‘4’ miler at the picturesque venue, located just off the Main N25 road between Midleton and Castlemartyr, proved an outstanding success with nearly 450 runners taking part.

This year’s race was officially launched by the Lakeside at Loughaderra with last year’s overall winner James McCarthy and the ladies winner Rhona Lynch joining the local committee to kick start the countdown to an occasion that will again see all proceeds going towards the Ballintotis Area Community Council Building Fund.

Entry fee for the event is €10, with all finishers receiving a souvenir tee shirt. Race time on Wednesday, April 20th is 8pm sharp, with all participants urged to arrive early and follow the advice of stewards and Gardaí. Meantime a non competitive walk will also be held beginning at 6.30pm over the same course. Again entry fee for adults is €10 which automatically entitles the participants to the aforementioned commemorative tee shirt. Children accompanied by an adult can partake free of charge. Entry to both the race and walk, changing facilities, refreshments and prize giving will all be centred at the Church Car Park. Further information is available on or by calling the special race line number 086-8778182.

IN conjunction with the biggest Point-to-Point of the year in Ballynoe, a new website was launched for selling Irish Thoroughbreds, called

There was a double on the card for trainer Robert Tyner, and

11 HOLES SINGLES STABLEFORD 1st Mona Clancy 19pts founders with trainer Jimmy Mangan at Ballynoe Point to Point

there were also wins for trainer WJ Burke and Grand National winning trainer Jimmy Mangan.

To celebrate the launch of the website presented quality Regatta Waterproof Jack-

ets to the winning trainer of each race at Ballynoe.

best form and had a big win over St. Mary’s from Cork City. With Midleton having completed their campaign, they are in second place in their section and are awaiting the results of games involving Wilton and Garryduff to determine if they hold on and qualify for the quarter-finals later in the month.

leen, Marie and Callie on the ladies team and Michael, Tadgh, Con, Danny and Joe on the gents team. More on this next week.

This week we have members taking part in a week-long competition in the Bantry Bay Hotel and we wish them the best of luck and hope they have a good time. We have five teams in the Carrigaline Comm. Tournament this week also and, with tournaments in Watergrasshill and St. Vincent’s, over the next few weeks, our members will be very busy as the season comes to an exciting end.

Midleton Indoor Bowls get the ball rolling!

Literally - with 9 on County teams

AFTER the highs of our Club Tournament at the end of March, our club members are once again back to leagues and tournaments around the city and county. Last week was a very busy one for all our members, as our three league teams were in action and some members were involved in a tournament in Ennis, Co. Clare, where over 100 bowlers from all over Munster were taking part. Our Pink Team set the ball rolling - literally - on Monday night when they played their last game in Douglas and were involved in a very good game before losing a close game to Douglas Comm. On Tuesday, our Green Team produced their

Fota Island Golf Club Open Seniors Competition

Results for the Open Seniors competition – 4/4/11 1st: Anthony Kenny, Bert Murphy, John McDonnell, Paddy Naughton - 90 pts B6 (all Mallow members) 2nd: R. Power, J. Ryan, F. Smyth, T. Gough - 90 pts (all Clonmel members) 3rd: Norman McCarthy, Michael T. McCarthy, Gerry Kelly, John Greene - 89 pts (all Youghal, bar Gerry Kelly, Kinsale) The next Seniors Events (55+) takes place on Monday, May 9th. Team €100. Timesheet 021 4883700. Results of the Open Fourball series competition, held 6/6/11: 1st: Carl Randalls (Fota) & John Keating (Fota) 45 pts 2nd: Brian Cotter (Ring Of Kerry) & Ken Seymour (Mitchelstown) 40 pts 3rd: Cormac Ryan (East Cork) & Brendan P Ryan (Charleville) 39 pts B9 Next round takes place on Wednesday, April 13th.


6/4 - 18 HOLES SINGLES STABLEFORD CAT A: 1st Sharon Lupton (18) 36pts, 2nd Frankie Forrest (13) 36pts, BG Fiona Howard (4) 28gross CAT B: 1st Catherine Kearney (28) 33pts, 2nd Rosemary Mathews (26) 33pts, 3rd Paula Burns (22) 29pts CAT C: 1st Jane Coyne (35) 33pts, 2nd Anne P. Coleman (33) 31pts, 3rd Una Cotter (34) 30pts CSS 35pts is an online business for buying and selling racehorses in Ireland. They partnered with the local pointto-point in Ballynoe to sponsor the winning trainer of every race on the day. The Gain Mares Final held at Ballynoe every year is the pinnacle race in the Cork and Waterford point-topoint calendar. This is a hugely popular event and very competitive every year, producing several top class winners in the past and this year was no exception with the Michael J O’Connor trained and ridden, ‘Make it Better’, who won by 20 lengths.

Youghal golf club


Our Yellow Team completed a great week for the club, with a good win over our nearest rivals Carrigaline Comm., and it was good enough to beat Wilton’s Green Team by one point in second place, where just two points separated the top four teams.

All the quarter-finals take place on Wednesday, April 27th, and if our Green Team qualify - it will be a local derby, with our two teams meeting for the right to reach the semi-finals. Both semi-finals take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd, with the final on Wednesday, May 4th. All games take place in St. Anthony’s Hall in Ballinlough and our club would like to wish all players the best of luck. Please support your club. Our club is honoured to have had nine members selected for the Cork County Team in the Annual Challenge game against Cork City on Sunday, April 10th, at St. Anthony’s Hall. Congratulations to Vera, Kath-

Our club members who travelled to Ennis last week had a very enjoyable time - and well done to Con, who finished in fourth place.

Lismore ladies golf East Cork Oil sponsored Spring League goes down to the wire

WITH the excitement of the final round of the East Cork Oil Sponsored Spring League behind us this was a quieter week on the course, with more relaxed golf played in the glorious sunshine. This is the first week back to Sunday and Wednesdays only and we are now only placing on fairways, so it is a qualifying competition.


3/4 to 9/4: Members Prizes 18 Holes S/Ford 1st Mary M. Murphy (22) 35pts B9 2nd Sheila Denn (22) 35pts.


There is a 9 hole ongoing Voucher Competition until April 30th €3 entry €2 re-entry.

Desperate Housewives have re-started on Mondays at 6pm, we had a great turnout last Monday night. This year we also have welcomed some Desperate Husbands in our Monday night slot. All beginners welcome to come along and try out the game.

FIXTURES: 13/4: Club Singles 20/4: Easter Prizes


Midweek Open Threeball 1st Jim Cullinane (16) Bryan O’Donoghue (11) Kevin Kenneally (13) 81pts 8/4 - 10/4: Open 18 Holes Fourball Presentation of prizes this Sunday, April 17th, at 8pm 1st Tom O’Donoghue (12) Luke Swayne (10) 45pts 2nd John Hooley (6) Jimmy Ryan (14) 44pts 3rd Eddie Ryan (8) Paul Morrison (15) 43pts 4th Kieran Power (8) Michael Ryan (12) 43pts 5th Stephen Hennessy (11) Michael Coleman (7) 43pts Best Fri: Kieran Power (8) John Harrington (16) 42pts Best Sat: Fergal Coleman (11) Jim Coleman (12) 42pts Best Sun: Tony O’ Connor (10) Nicholas Hannon (15) 42pts FIXTURES: Midweek Open Threeball 15/4 - 17/4: Junior Scratch Cup - h/cap: 5-11 Intermediate Scratch Cup h/cap 12-18 22/4 - 24/4: Corn na Casca - PJ Dennehy Memorial Trophy 24/4 at 3pm: Mixed Foursomes 25/4: OPEN 3 Person Team Event (Ladies/Gents/Mixed) 29/4 - 1/5: John C. Murray Memorial Trophy


21/4 to 26/4 and 28/4: Tee Time: 8.30am - 10am. BRS - Online Tee Time Booking. Members please log on to our web page to register your 8 digit golfnet number. All our timesheets are now available online. Contact Liam or Margaret for any assistance on this matter.

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ECDA: Two Miles ahead Youghal cycling club of the Thatch, Killeagh The High Altitude


Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Club Spin

A FANTASTIC sunny morning greated 20 members of Youghal CC last Sunday morning when we lined up at Moby Dick’s for our weekly club spin. The first group of 12 gathered at 8am and departed not long after. The remaining 8 gathered and departed at 10am for their weekly spin. A further two members travelled to Carrigaline where they pinned on their racing numbers for the day. The rest were at home nursing bugs, except for JF, who again put his feet up for the second week in a row to watch a cobbled classic.

The first group of 12 headed in the direction of County Waterford and, in particular, Dungarvan which involved the long and steady accent up to Kiely’s Cross, followed by the smooth decent down into Dungarvan. From there, we ascended up the Pike and rolled on to Lemybrien before turning left towards Carrick On Suir. Half way over however, we took a sharp left for this year’s biggest challenge: The Climb of Mahon Falls. For some it was a maiden voyage, a right of ascension into the Youghal Club, for one other, it was the concurring of those demons from last August. Hats off to Mark, Pat, Kieran, Ross & Greg for completing their toughest challenge to date and bravo to Healy who stood at the top and watched everyone else follow him up! Anyway, the group all safely tacked the tricky descent and rolled onto Ma Ma’s, another leg buster, but a steady climb. The group climbed all together before looping up, down and around onto the Clonmel Road where we stopped for a well-earned Hot Bru at Barry’s Shop. Fully refreshed, we dropped down fast into Dungarvan and took the scenic route back to Youghal via Helvick, Ring, Grange and Ardmore. We all arrived safely home to Youghal for 1.45pm with a very hilly 125km parcours completed. Well done to all, a good form tester completed for this year’s upcoming sportive.

THE Premier Division Darts Final took place last Friday night, April 8th, at Maggie May’s in Youghal for a chance to win the Gerald McCarthy Sports Shield. Two Mile Inn were the better team on the night having a 4-0 win over the Thatch, Killeagh with Mick Holland, Steve Holland, Anthony Troy & Kevin O’Riordan all game winners for the Two Mile Inn. Anthony Troy had a fine 2-1 win over Colin McMahon, having the best finish of 108 on the night. Man of the Match was Kevin O’Riordan for the Two Mile Inn who had a 2-0 win over Johnny McMahon, throwing great darts and scoring plenty of 100 pluses. Result: Two Mile Inn 4, Thatch, Killeagh 0.

The second group of 8 also gathered at Moby Dick’s last Sunday morning at 10am for their weekly run. They covered a sheltered route around East Cork taking in Ballymacoda, Ladysbridge, and Castlemartyr for the coffee stop, Killeagh and back to Youghal for 12.45pm with a challenging 40km loop completed.

Division 1 Final: The Two Mile Inn Cup

The Division 1 Final for The Two Mile Inn Cup saw The Hut Bar have a 4-3 win in a very exciting game over the Session. There were plenty of high scores, with Steve Roche and Mick Healy having great games for The Hut Bar and Brian McCarthy and Alan Ahern doing well for the Session. Steve Roche, The Hut Bar had a 2-0 win over Dave O’Brien. Mick Healy, The Hut Bar had a 2-1 win over Mark Reilly. Alan Ahern, the Session had a 20 win over his opponent Aidan Hayes and Graham Dennehy, the Session had a 2-0 win over Brian Browne, with the teams level at the break 2-2. Brian McCarthy put the Session in the lead in the first game in the second half with a 2-0 win over Paul Flynn, while Barry Browne, The Hut Bar levelled the game again with a 2-1 win over Neil O’Brien, leaving the game at 3-3 and one game to go. It was Ger Gubbins who stepped up for The Hut Bar who had a 20 win over Pat Healy.

Dave Colbert, Colbert’s Bar presents the bar’s shield to Chris Mangan, Captain of Mackey’s Team with Ned Donovan, Chairman, ECDA Result: The Hut Bar 4, Session After the break, Brian McDermott put Mackey’s in the lead 3. with a 2-1 win over Mick Kelly.

Division 2 Final

A very exciting Division 2 final was held at Colbert’s Bar and saw Mackey’s get the better of Harty’s, Cloyne in a very close final for the Colbert Shield with a score of 4 games to 3. Great games on the night with Dave Foley & Barry Drake - Man of the Match, playing well for Mackey’s and Dean Kennedy and Pat Ahern having great games for Harty’s. Alex Hickey, Mackey’s had a 21 win over Gavin Barry. Dave Foley, Mackey’s had a 2-0 win over Don Seaward. Ray Twomey, Harty’s had a 2-1 win over Brendan Mackey. Dean Kennedy, Harty’s had a 21 win over Chris Mangan.

Pat Ahern, Harty’s levelled the game again with a 2-0 win over Mark Browne.

It was down to the last game of the night in a very close contest, but it was Barry Drake for Mackey’s who had a 2-0 win over Emmet Cronin to take the title. Result: Mackey’s 4, Harty’s 3. Congratulations to all winning teams. Doubles Competition this coming Friday night, April 15th, at Sars GAA Club. Players to be checked in by 8pm. Sam Whitlock Darts Exhibition The above takes place on Easter Sunday, April 24th, at 6pm sharp in Cloyne. Free entry.

Ladies’ Spin

The female side to the club got the pedals turning again last Saturday when a group of three gathered at Moby Dick’s for their weekly spin. Departing at 9am, they took the main road to Killeagh and back and Castlemartyr where they stopped for a coffee. They returned to Youghal again via Killeagh, completing a 25km spin. Keep it up girls - more of the same next week.

Edge Sports Shop Classic, Minane Bridge, Carrigaline

The club was again well represented on the racing circuit last Sunday in Carrigaline, when The Edge CC held their annual Edge Classic. The organisation had three events listed on the line -A1&2, 100kms (no handicap); A3, 80kms and A4 50kms. On the day, Eoin Whyte lined up alongside 80-odd other riders for the A3 Race with James O’Mahoney lining up in the A4 Race with another group of around 50. Eoin was on the attack from the off, on the very lumpy circuit, and instigated all of the day’s major breaks, but again none of them stuck with the dwindling bunch closing down all the moves. The bunch, however, had been significantly reduced due to the continuous attacks by Eoin, to a point where there was only a group of 30 left to contest the final sprint, with Eoin taking the line in sixth position. A solid ride again, Eoin, and a good

tester for the form. James also gave it a lash in the A4 race and rode solidly all day on the very lumpy course. A break did, however, get away in this race to contest the prizes with the peleton, containing James, rolling in shortly after. Another solid ride again for James, who is racing in his first season. Keep it up, James, as the racing circuit is the best training for you and it will only be a matter of time before it bears some fruit.

Club monthly meeting

Our fourth club Monthly Meeting took place last Wednesday, April 5th, at the Holy Family Church, Youghal at 8pm. Again, there was a large turnout to discuss a number of club-related items, namely the Mizen to Malin head cycle, this year’s Vee Challenge, club membership and kit, the midweek spins and the upcoming sportive that the club will be attending. Again, a good debate took place on all the items, with members who were participating in the Mizen to Malin Head Cycle urged to keep up the training.

Kilmallock CC Club Tour

Kilmallock CC will be holding their annual club tour this Sunday, April 17th. A good group travelled to their maiden event last year and really enjoyed the spin and, in particular, the pig on the spit afterwards. A number of club members have confirmed that they will again be travelling to the event this year. This will be our first official trip of the season, so anyone looking to travel should contact the Secretary for details.

Midweek spins

Midweek spins have now commenced and take place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings with a 7.00pm SHARP depart time. These spins usually take between one and a half to two hours to complete and are run off at a very high tempo to bring on everyone’s top end speed and get the heart rate pumping. A second group will shortly be organised to roll off at the same time every Tuesday and Thursday, but at a much more comfortable pace, so watch this space for details.

Weekend spins

As you are all well aware by now, there is a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 8am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate and covers on average of between 100 to 130km. A second group also departs at 8am for a 4 - 5 hour spin, and covers a 100 to 120km distance. A third group also goes on a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 10am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin which runs on various routes every week usually takes around 3 hours to complete and covers on average between 30 to 40km. The pace is again very comfortable. This is an ideal group for anyone interested in taking up the sport. The Ladies group has also now kicked off for the year with a weekly spin departing from Moby Dick’s every Saturday at 9am. New members or visitors to the area are always welcome to any of the groups. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary Jonathan at 0868563292 for details. Until next week, safe cycling!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Clashmore A who added the Tony Bolger Cup to their 1st division trophy cabinet, when defeating Mogeely in the final at Brideview Park on Saturday evening last. Both teams play each other again this coming Saturday in the Ned Barry Cup. Castlebridge defeated Blackwater in Castlelyons on Sunday morning and, in so doing, guaranteed themselves a role in Premier Football next season and, in the process, leap-frogged Accrington and sent the Fermoybased side down to the first division next season.

In the Ned Barry Cup, the local derby in Tallow saw Brideview A defeat the B side by the only goal of the game, and thus last year’s runners-up go out of the competition while the A team are now into a semi-final where they will play Inch. The other semi-final pairing will be known after this weekend’s fixtures.

In the Liam Fitzgerald Cup, Railway defeated Pinewood in Ballymacarbry.

Brideview A 1 Brideview B 0

This eagerly-awaited Ned Barry Cup local derby did not live up to our expectations on Sunday morning. This was not just a local derby; it was a club derby

that saw the cup draw unkind to the two teams, as their names came out to play each other. The B team reached the final last season, losing to Blackwater by the only goal of the game. They had hoped to get back to the final this season and go a step better, but the A team had other ideas.

Having already lost out on the league title, as runners-up to Inch, the premier side wanted to get to the final themselves to get their hands on silverware.

Both sides played a ‘cagey’ game in the opening 25 minutes, both afraid to make a mistake that would give the other side an advantage. The only goal of the game arrived on 41 minutes, courtesy Eric Hickey. In the second half, while the B team tried hard to get back on level terms, it was the A team who created more of the chances. So the A team now go into a semi-final meeting with the league champions, Inch, and this should be a real cracker of a game.

Castlebridge 7 Blackwater 0

This game was transferred to Castlelyons at the request of Blackwater and, unfortunately for the Ballinameela side, they met a resurgent Castlebridge who knew that they had to get all three points to be sure of a Premier Football place next season.

The scoreline does not do justice to Blackwater who really made the hosts work very hard, especially in the first half when only a Dec Wallace goal separated the teams at the break. However, in the second half, Castlebridge attacked non-stop to get the goals that would guarantee the three points. Wallace went on to complete his hat-trick, while Robbie Feeney scored twice, with a goal each from Conor McNulty and Kieran Higgins to leave them easy winners at the final whistle. There was relief within the Castlebridge club with this victory as they can now prepare for next season in the premier, and this victory also sees Accrington drop into the 1st B division. Blackwater, while never in danger of relegation, end their season third from bottom, their worst position for a number of seasons, and this is a disappointing end to the season for them as they were regarded as one of the favourites to lift the league title starting last August. They now have the summer break to reignite their motivation for next season.

Pinewood 1 Railway Ath 2

Played at the Knockmeal venue on Sunday morning, Railway followed up their league victory over Pinewood a few weeks back, with this Liam Fitzgerald Cup win. The visitors led at the

break through a Killian O’Sullivan goal. In the second half, Railway doubled their advantage when Stephen Quinn scored. Pinewood pulled a goal back when they converted a penalty late in the game. Railway now play Clashmore A in the semi-final of the Fitzgerald Cup.

Clashmore B 0 Glen View 1

The visitors completed their last game of the season with a victory at Pablo Park on Sunday morning last.

With nothing at stake for either team, this was an end of the season game with club pride the only thing to fight for. There was no score in the opening half and the only goal of the game arrived in the second half with Brian Crotty scoring and giving all three points to the Melleray club. Glen View end their campaign as runners-up to Ballybridge in Section B of the division, while Clashmore still have one league game to play, and are still in the Fitzgerald Cup where they play Brideview B next Saturday evening.


TONY BOLGER CUP FINAL Clashmore A 3 Mogeely 2 AET MARI MINA PHARMACY PREMIER Castlebridge 7 Blackwater 0 LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Clashmore B 0 Glen View 1 NED BARRY CUP Brideview A 1 Brideview B 0 LIAM FITZGERALD CUP (SPONSOR Celtic Furniture Enterprises Ltd) Pinewood 1 Railway Ath 2 U 17 LEAGUES Ardmore 0 Castlebridge 3 FRASER CUP Clashmore 0 Valley Rangers 2


This week is all about cup games, with Ned Barry and

Liam Fitzgerald Cup games dominating the fixtures.

Clashmore A vs. Mogeely

A week after both sides met in the final of the Bolger Cup, Clashmore A and Mogeely lock horns again, this time in the Ned Barry Cup at Pablo Park on Sunday morning next.

Last week it took extra time to separate the teams and next Sunday may have to be the same to determine whose name is in the semi-final. There was very little to choose between them last Saturday evening, but Clashmore came though with John Prendergast giving the Mogeely defence a horrible time.

This has the makings of another exciting game, but we think at home Clashmore may just shade the outcome and continue their wonderful season. On the other hand, this is Mogeely’s last chance of silverware this season and they will fight hard for a semi-final spot, but we think Clashmore will come out on top.

Pinewood vs. Castlebridge

Pinewood won promotion to the premier a few weeks back, while Castlebridge had to go to their second last league game last Sunday to ensure they will be playing premier football next season. Pinewood lost last Sunday at home to Railway in the Fitzgerald Cup, and Sunday will be a real test against premier opposition, who they will also be playing next season.

With their league status now confirmed, Castlebridge can now concentrate on the cup with a victory a bonus to them after their difficult league campaign. We think Castlebridge will come out on top and go into the semifinal draw.

Valley Rangers B vs. Kilworth B

This Liam Fitzgerald Cup game on Friday night starts the weekend of cup games. Valley played well early in the season in the league, and many felt they could be in the frame for promotion, but unfortunately dropped points when they were expected to win. Kilworth B had some very good games and the league was a learning curve for many of their younger players. This experience will be of benefit to them next season.

Dan McCormack, Lismore House Hotel, (sponsors) presented the Division 1 Cup to Clashmore Ramblers captain, John Paul Carey, alongside Paddy Tobin, Chairman, WWEC League, John Prendergast, Patrick O’Rourke, John Murphy, Vinnie Coonan and Robby Deady, Clashmore Ramblers. (Photo: Sean Byrne, Deise Sport)

Friday night should see a good cup game, but we think home advantage may see Valley through to the semi-final.

33 Brideview B vs. Clashmore B

The last of the quarter-finals will see Brideview B at home, and having lost out last weekend to their premier side in the Barry Cup - this is an opportunity for them to get back to winning ways. Again, this is their last chance to end their season with some silverware, having lost out by only a point for promotion, so we think they will be too strong for Clashmore’s second string.


15/4: LIAM FITZGERALD CUP (sponsor Celtic Furniture Enterprises Ltd) Valley Rangers vs. Kilworth B, 6.45pm, E. Cusack 16/4: LIAM FITZGERALD CUP Brideview B vs. Clashmore B, 6pm, S. Drislane

17/4: NED BARRY CUP Clashmore A vs. Mogeely, 11.30am, D. Coleman Pinewood vs. Castlebridge, 11.30am, M. Curran LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Clashmore B vs. Kilworth B, 2.30pm, M. Hartnett


The final Delegate Meeting of the season was held last Monday night, April 4th, at the Lismore House Hotel, with a full attendance of clubs present on the night. The date of the WWEC Annual General Meeting was announced by Chairman Paddy Tobin as Monday, June 13th at the Lismore House Hotel, commencing at 8pm. Clubs are reminded of any rule changes that must be with the Hon. Secretary of the league not less than 21 days before date of AGM. The league will also host the Annual General Meeting of the Munster Football Association on Saturday, June 18th, at the Lismore House Hotel.

A long discussion took place between the clubs on the age realignment which comes into force this August, and the clubs have asked the league to organise an U18 League next season. The John Giles Walk Of Dreams was discussed and all clubs were full of praise for the way the event was organised, not only the walk, but the family fun day that took place at the Blackwater Community School after the walk and all the events free of charge, with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting and an out door disco.


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CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE The U10 fun football games kept the large crowd enthralled with the skill levels of many of those so young players and credit to the under age section of the league that this was such a success with all the children competing receiving a medal.


On Wednesday night last, Clashmore A were presented with their 1st Division Trophy by Danny McCormack, Manager Lismore House Hotel, sponsors of the first division at a function in the Hotel. Paddy Tobin, Chairman, WWEC League, welcomed the victorious Clashmore team, and congratulated them on their success in winning promotion. Paddy thanked the Lismore House Hotel for their continued sponsorship. Danny McCormack, Manager Lismore House Hotel, congratulated the Clashmore Club and wished them the very best next season in the Premier Division. He also said Lismore House Hotel is delighted to be associated with the WWEC League and he recalled his own career in football in Waterford. J P Carey, captain, Clashmore thanked the Lismore House Hotel for the sponsorship and their hospitality on the night.


Ardmore vs. Brideview, Kilworth vs. Ballybridge Valley Rangers vs. Clashmore, Railway Athletic vs. Castlebridge


The draw for the semi-finals of the Fraser Cup will be made by the committee this week and we will publish same in our notes next week.


The two semi-finals of the Munster Junior Cup were played last weekend with St. Michael’s defeating Pike Rovers by 5 goals to 1 goal in Limerick on Saturday night. Pike had 7 players who played with the Limerick League against the WWEC League in the Oscar Traynor a few weeks back. But, against St Michael’s they were made to look like a very ordinary outfit, with the Tipp side brilliant on the night. They will play Carrick Utd. in the final. Carrick, who are the cup holders, defeated Wembley of Limerick in a penalty shootout in Waterford on Sunday after the sides finished level at two goals each after extra time. Ireland’s junior goal keeper, Adrian Wash, saved two penalties, while Carrick scored four times from the spot. The final will be played in Ozier Park over the May Bank Holiday.

WWEC Schoolboys & U17 fixtures

13/4: U14 Aquatrek League Division B: Cappoquin vs. Valley, 7.30pm, M. Reddy U14 Aquatrek League Division A: Clashmore vs. Ballymac, 6.45pm, M. Curran U16 League Division A: Ardmore vs. Brideview, 6.45pm, K. Griffin

Watergrasshill United go back to school! MANY thanks to all at Cork City, School Principal Pat O’Brien & the school’s Board of Management for their continuing help with Watergrasshill United’s weekly ‘Sport for all – School Development Programme’. A great weekly effort from Derry Desmond, Des Hammond, PIPS and Michael John O’Sullivan who are giving up their time for the community each Friday from work & college as part of this programme on behalf of the club.

Our U15s did it again: 1-0 down after 30 seconds and 2-1 down at half time. Whatever Decky put into the oranges at half time seemed to work. First of all, a goal by Tom Stavrou in the first half, then a brace by Niall Griffin, one by Mike Dempsey, one by Shane O’Riordan and a fantastic four by Man of the Match Ronan Brady saw us win 9-3 against Douglas Hall, to keep us in contention for the league. Well done to both coaches Declan & Des.

Our Under 7s had our first league match in the Small-Sided Leagues against Riverstown at the ‘Hill. It was a real thriller from start to finish and both sides gave it their all. It finished 1-1, which was a fair result as neither team deserved to lose on the day. The lads are continuing on from where they left off last year and are now playing at a higher level which Manager Pat O’Keeffe believes will benefit them, as they are capable of giving any opposition a good test.

Watergrasshill National School 3rd & 4th year pupils with Cork City players Danny Murphy & Ian Turner as part of Watergrasshill United’s weekly ‘Sport for all – School Development Programme’

Again, great game lads. It’s training and matches like this that make the effort worthwhile for everybody, how long the heart can take the excitement is another matter!

Our Under 9s had a squad of 11 for our fixture away to Macroom on Saturday, winning 4-1 in the end with goals from Tim Hegarty, Sean Desmond, James O Leary and a fantastic move for Eoin Griffin to score. Another

great team performance from a truly gifted bunch of players, and an outstanding game from Colm Curtin in goal, who really kept us in the game at vital times.

16/4: U12 LEAGUE DIVISION B: Ballybridge vs. Castlebridge, 11am, A. Higgins U12 WWEC CUP SEMI FINALS (10 MINUTES E/T & PENALTIES IF NECESSARY): Cappoquin vs. Clashmore, 11am, D. Fogarty Ardmore vs. Brideview, 11am, K. Griffin U16 LEAGUE DIVISION A: Ardmore vs. Castlebridge, 12.30pm, K. Griffin Brideview vs. Valley, 11am, M. Reddy 17/4: U17 FRASER CUP QUARTER- FINAL: Railway vs. Kilworth, 2.30pm, K. Griffin

19/4: U12 LEAGUE DIVISION A: Brideview vs. Ballymac, 6.45pm, K. Griffin Clashmore vs. Cappoquin, 6.45pm, M. Curran U16 LEAGUE DIVISION A: Brideview vs. Ardmore, 6.45pm, M. Reddy Valley vs. Castlebridge, 6.45pm, S. Drislane U16 LEAGUE DIVISION B Clashmore vs. Ballybridge, 6.45pm, N. Early.

Vinny Coonan and family enjoy Clashmore’s Bolger Cup win

Clashmore team captain John Paul Carey celebrates the Bolger Cup win with his family

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Midleton Football Club

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal


Main Sponsor: Wallis’ Bar U13s: Kinsale 2 Midleton 3 Cork Inter-league teams U12s away:

Well done to Emmett Cotter and Kelvin Kruscell who were on the Cork Under 16 squad that beat Waterford 1-0 in the Munster Final in Ozier Park, Waterford on Sunday, April 3rd. This was Emmett’s third Munster Inter-League title in a row. Also, well done to Kyle McCarthy and Conor Fitzgerald who have been selected on the Cork Kennedy Cup (U13) squad. Conor scored both goals in a friendly for Cork on Sunday last, in their 2-1 win away to Kilkenny.

Munster Senior League: Midleton 0 Everton 1

Mossley Hill 1 Midleton 1

Second place Everton travelled to Midleton and came away with all the points after a 1 - 0 victory. The game was heading for a 0 - 0 draw, but an injury time winner gave Everton the three valuable points.

Goals galore in league away to Riverstown Riverstown 0 Midleton 10

RIVERSTOWN were unfortunate to face rampant Midleton for their last game of the season. Ten goals, four in the first and six in the second was tough medicine to take for our East Cork rivals.

But, in truth, it could have been an even heavier defeat if all our chances had been taken. The first goal was on three minutes when Ryan O’Regan had a tap-in after China powered his way past the Riverstown defender. The defender had no answer to China throughout the entire game. Our second from the Captain was a powerful free-kick that the keeper had little chance to stop. Further goals from Christian and China in the last few minutes of the half in reality had the game in the bag, with Midleton up four goals to nil at half-time.

No changes were made at half-time, so Riverstown still had to deal with the same hungry Magpies. The goals began to flow with Christian adding a second and a third - coming from the penalty spot - which he slotted home with great skill. Garan, with one of his usual power drives, and Barry, chipped in with a poacher’s goal also. China put two more past the unfortunate keeper. Five different goal scorers on the day is a coach’s dream and two hat-tricks made this a day to remember. Due to the very warm weather, the three subs all got a run and all made great contributions. It has to be said that our two keepers did have a quiet afternoon, but that was due to the excellent defenders in front of them. The Man of the Match really belonged to the goal scorers, with Garan getting two, but it was not only his goals but his all-round midfield display, power running and ball distribution of the highest order.

The two hat-trick heroes, Christian and China were superb. On another day, Christian may have had five, but through no fault of his own, he was kept to the three. China, on the right side of midfield, was excellent; their poor left back will have nightmares about him! His pace and determination were a joy to watch- and he gets the Man of the Match award. His display amongst the other brilliant displays was outstanding. If there is a faster, more powerful rightmidfielder out there, we have yet to see him. Superb China, well done.

Youths League

It’s neck and neck in the Youths League Division 1. Midleton have 41 points from 17 games played, while Leeds have 40 points from 15 games played. Midleton’s last game is against Leeds.

AFTER a twelve hour journey, the lads had to face a tough game against a very strong team, which included Liverpool Academy players. But as usual, the boys were up to the challenge and played a game that Mosley Hill - at first - could not deal with. Midleton were first to the ball and won many of the 50/50’s. An incredible performance from some very tired boys. It was the Magpies who took an early lead with Ryan O’Regan pulling one out of the top draw. He pulled out a long downfield ball, one touch control, swivelled and shot with pace passed the keeper. H/T 0-1.

The second half meant we had to face playing uphill, so with the ‘boat lag’ and tired legs it was thought that a fresh Mosley Hill team would take advantage. Again, never underestimate Midleton, who took control of the game and had a couple of very good chances that nearly wrapped things up. Mossley Hill, with their Liverpool players, would not lie down and they pressed hard. It looked likely that we would hold out only for a cross/shot to drift over Corey into the net 1-1. At this point, with five minutes left and some very tired Cork boys we were happy to hear the whistle with the game ending in a fair draw, all square at 1-1. TEAM: Corey McEssey, Barry O’Callaghan, Ross O’Connor, Rian Hogan, Cathal Martin, Matthew Lamb, Christian Daly, Ciaran Newlands, Andrew McMahon, Sean O’Meara, China Igboanusi, Timmy Abdullah, Stephen Roe, Kevin Mulcahy, Paudie O’Brien, Eoin Mitchell, Ryan O’Regan and Jamie Clohessey.

Midleton A 9 Douglas Hall A 1

Midleton turned in their most impressive game of the season to beat the bottom team in the division. Midleton were impressive throughout and bettered their opponents in all areas of the field. Kieran O’Reilly opened the scoring from the penalty spot, but more goals followed quickly. Leon Cahill had his best game of the season, but the whole team played well. Luke Smith scored two goals - as did Alex Marij. Shane Veillard capped a fine return after illness with a goal. Daire Daly had a fine second half and was unlucky with a number of strikes and was thwarted only by the woodwork. However, amongst a host of strong performers, Captain Michael Curtin, grabbed the honours and a man of the match performance with a fine hat-trick, although one goal has been sent to the referee for comment, as Daire Daly’s original shot may have been over the line before being turned in.

Junior Premier League: Midleton 1 Ringmahon Rangers 2

Ringmahon Rangers moved up to third in the league table after their 2 - 1 win away to Midleton. The Midleton scorer was Jason Murphy.

A top of the table clash in a sun-drenched Kinsale and we ended Kinsale’s unbeaten league run with a well-deserved victory. We started the game well and should have taken the lead after 10 minutes when Conor was clean through, but a good save by the keeper denied us. We were playing good football, but against the run of play a corner went straight through to give Kinsale the lead after 20 minutes. A sign of a good team is how they respond and we were level within a minute: Jack Enright finishing well to the bottom-corner, leaving the half time score 1-1. The second half saw us camped inside Kinsale’s half for the first ten minutes, as we used both flanks to test the Kinsale defence. Another sweeping move culminated in a great cross by Conor being turned into his net by a Kinsale defender to give us the lead. Dylan Casey was having a storming match down the left flank, as was Kyle McCarthy and, when the keeper came out to clear, Kyle returned his clearance with a great finish from 30 yards to increase our lead. Kinsale were not finished and, with 2 minutes to go, scored a second but we closed out the game to secure a vital 3 points.

A great win against the previously undefeated league leaders with an all-round team display from 1 - 13. Difficult to single out lads as they all worked extremely hard on a hot day, but for his untiring work up front Jack Enright would share the MOM award with Dylan Casey, who had a great game on the left flank.

College Corinthians 1 Midleton 4

It was back to winning ways on a smashing Sunday afternoon. This game started with Midleton doing what they do best: passing the ball, and with some great passing from midfield to the strikers, Mark Hourigan finished off with the first goal. Luke, in midfield, passing to Killian Deady, finished off with a goal from some great play.

College Corinthians got a penalty to make the score 2 - 1. After the break, Midleton put Corinthians under pressure from the start and got our rewards from a Killian Deady goal. Killian then picked up the ball from midfield, and what a cracker for his second and our fourth. A good result and a good performance from all the players. We will see next game who is top scorer...


This was a good draw considering we had 7 players missing through injuries and work. After a lazy start and going 1 down after only 10 minutes, Midleton got their passing game going and slowly took control of the game, Peter O’Halloran scored a fine equaliser after 15 minutes of the second half. Midleton’s midfield was excellent, with Tom Daly having a fine game, helped by the ever busy Mick Kenneally. A few late chances went a-begging but, overall, a point was enough to see Midleton safe for the season and condemn UCC to first division football next year. Best for the Magpies were John Mallon and Tom Daly.

Magpie Lotto

RESULTS for Thursday, April 7th, for a jackpot of €16,750. The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 21 and 24. There was no winner. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. The numbers drawn were 6, 13 15

and 19. There was no winner. Lucky dip winners who each received €20 were Damien Barton (M. Cody), Tina O’Shea (O. Lynch), Paddy Kelly (Pa), Rose O’Sullivan (Bo), Willie Murray (Pa), Pat Nagle (U15), Rose O’Connell (Pa), Denis Collins (Eoghan U13), Catherine Coleman (Pa) and Juliene Santana (U12 A). The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, April 14th at the Club House, Knockgriffin park, for a jackpot of €17,000.

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Midleton As fight back for deserved draw U12As: Mossley Hill A 2 Midleton A 2

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Ladies 6-a-side league at Cappoquin

MATCHDAY 11 and things were hotting up nicely with only three weeks of the season remaining.

Cappoquin A had a big win over Kilworth to stay joint top with Youghal - who received a walkover from Ballymac who couldn’t travel on the night and will have to pay double match fees next week as per rule.

Midleton A goal scorers, Liam Franklin and Cameron Smyth

AS PART of the 2011 UK trip for the U12 boys, a friendly match with Mossley Hill of Liverpool was arranged. The Midleton U12 A team played their A team counterparts from Mossley Hill and, after a 12 hour coach trip overnight, the Midleton A boys played superbly to earn a draw. The game was played on a hot and sunny afternoon which led to a great game of soccer. After a cautious start, both teams started to push forward searching for a break and it was the Mossley Hill A team that got the break after 9 minutes when a speculative shot looped over Connor Evans in goal. There was little he could do - and there was an element of luck to the goal.

The A team were determined to get something from the game, and they pushed hard throughout the first half for the break. However, at half-time the score was still the same and Midleton A had a lot of work to do. The second half started with Midleton A dominating possession and numerous attacks put Mossley on the back foot. Cameron Smyth pushed up to play alongside Barry Kenneally and, after 10 minutes, a long ball from Liam Franklin found Smyth, who controlled the ball well before beating one defender and slotting the ball into the bottom-right corner for an excellent equaliser.

Mossley Hill were not to be beaten and came back into the game with several attacks. Eventually, a long-range shot caught the Midleton A keeper off guard and squeezed into the net, giving Mossley Hill a 21 lead with 15 minutes left. Midleton A made several changes and the addition of Alan Swarbrick, David Rohan, Zack McElhinney, Tyrone Stack and Cian Walsh added some fresh legs to the game. The new lads pushed hard for the equaliser and several good attacks resulted in a free kick on the right side of the box about 20 yards out. Liam Franklin stepped up and hit a great shot that squeezed through the keeper’s legs and the game was level. Both sides pushed hard for a winner in the last 10 minutes, but the game ended up as a draw. Overall, it was the right result for both teams. The U12 A team should be very proud of the hard work and commitment they made after such a long trip and they will have shown the Liverpool boys that there is plenty of talent in Midleton. Midleton goal scorers: Cameron Smyth and Liam Franklin Midleton ‘A’ Coaches: Noel Meade, Colm Smyth and Joe Jalil Report: Colm Smyth.

Next week sees Youghal take on Brideview in a must win game for both teams, and the following week, Brideview take on Cappoquin so, if they beat both joint leaders, they could still claim a top two finish, but if they lose either game they are out of contension altogether.

Cappoquin A 11 Kilworth Celtic 0

Cappoquin went to town on Kilworth in this league match on Monday night and showed no mercy as they go all out for the league title with Youghal and Brideview.

With both Brideview and Youghal having points on the board, it was important that Cappoquin won to stay joint top with Youghal and three points ahead of Brideview with three games to go. They did just that in fine

style too, as Player of the Match Mary Kate Morrissey stole the show with 5 goals - each one well finished - as she showed her instinct in front of goal.

Not to be outdone, Clodagh Walsh scored a hat-trick and futher goals from Rachel Whelan and Vivenne sealed a comfortable win for the home side. Kilworth never got going in this game and, in truth, were never allowed to, as the home side were fighting for the title.

Youghal Utd 5 Ballymac FC 0

Youghal received a 5-0 walkover from Ballymac, as they couldn’t field a team on the night and it leaves them with only one more very important game against third-placed Brideview next Monday night to give them a playoff, at least, for the title on the last night of the league. A very interesting two weeks lie ahead for these three teams.

Over 35 Mens’ 6-a-side league at Cappoquin

Match Day 9 and the league was really getting interesting as the joint leaders were both in action against difficult opponents on Monday night.

Railway overcame a spirited Lismore, winning by the odd goal in three. Cappoquin, having beaten leaders Railway last week, slipped up and lost to third-placed Inch Legends, who now join them on 12 points - two behind new leaders, Railway. Youghal beat Inch Utd. by three

goals and stay three points behind the leaders with Inch Utd. a further point behind. Anything can happen in the remaining five weeks of the season and to pick a winner now is virtually impossible.

Railway Masters 2 Lismore FC Masters 1

Joint leaders Railway, going into this game, were looking to bounce back after last week’s first defeat of the season against Cappoquin, and they did so - but only just winning by the odd goal in three. Martin Reddy scored the first goal for Railway and, when Packie Manahan added a second, they were on their way - or so they thought. Lismore responded and scored a fine goal and were very unlucky not to score a few more as Railway keeper, Liam Morrissey, turned in a Player of the Match performance to deny the Lismore team a shock win. Lismore are a good team at mid-table after this result, but not many teams will fancy playing them in the remaining games.

Inch Utd 4 Cappoquin Legends 2

Cappoquin - after last week’s fine win over leaders Railway couldn’t follow that up as they played the third-placed Inch Legends. Inch raced into a 2-0 lead through Gerald Dobbs and MJ Hennessy, but Conor Prendergast replied for Cappoquin, and they equalised before halftime.

The second half was a cracker as both teams went in search of the winner. Dobbs scored again for Inch and, when Player of the Match Hennessy added a fourth, the game was over and Inch joined Cappoquin in second place - two points behind Railway in the league table.

This game had plenty of bite in it - as you would expect - as two of the top three teams played each other, but some of the tackles and questioning of the Ref’s decisions will have to be addressed going forward and will not be tolerated from now on. A great game otherwise.

Youghal Masters 3 Inch Utd. 0 Youghal stayed in touch with the leaders as they beat joint thirdplaced Inch Utd. by three goals on Monday night. Christof Colin and Mike Lyons were on the scoresheet, but it was Player of the Match Pierce Hennessy who kept the Inch lads at bay and won the game for his team with a string of fine saves. Youghal remain three points adrift of the leaders, but the next few games will be very interesting for all teams.

The Master Ramblers 5 Mogeely FC 0

The Ramblers received a walkover as Mogeely have pulled out of the league and didn’t show on the night, but Ramblers still played a challenge against the Lismore lads and we thank them for doing that. We have a new team ready to take Mogeely’s place already - such is the popularity of the league in the area and they will start playing next week.

U16 National Cup Quarter Final:

Cobh Ramblers 3 Ballyheane (Mayo) 1 THIS was another fantastic result for Cobh Ramblers in this National Cup Quarter Final tie at the VEC Grounds. On a beautiful sunny day, and on a perfectly prepared playing surface, the boys overcame a very tough opposing side in Ballyheane from Mayo. The tie opened at a frantic pace and was very tense in the opening exchanges, with both teams nervous on this big occasion. The home side settled first and went in front in the tie after fifteen minutes when, after a corner on the right, there was a scramble in the Ballyheane goalmouth, and the ball was forced home by Daniel Santry. Cobh Ramblers continued to have the better of the game in the first half and scored again when the Santry side footed home after another skirmish in the away goalmouth.

The second half was a more evenly-contested affair, as Ballyheane tried to cut the deficit. They launched a number of attacks on the Cobh goal, but their efforts were thwarted continually by superb defensive work from the back four of Adam Thompson, Paul Ronan, Brendán Frahill and Marc Wyatt. Anything that breached this line was capably handled by Shane Hallahan in the Cobh goal. As Ballyheane chased

the game, Ramblers scored again when Dave Cahill finished to the net after a corner on the right. In the dying minutes the home side conceded a penalty which was brilliantly converted by Ballyheane to close the deficit. The home side closed out the game on the offensive to kill off the tie. The team have now qualified for a semi-final tie away to Evergreen of Kilkenny or St. Francis of Dublin.

The Springfield Ramblers Club would like to thank referee Thomas Lynch and his assistants for the professional way in which they handled the game. The club extends its sincere thanks to Frank Collins and Niall Abbott for the preparation of the playing surface, to Amanda Abbott for preparing the food for the visiting team and supporters, and the local public who came out and supported the boys on the day. The club would also like to thank the Ballyheane team for the sporting way in which they approached the game and wish them all the best for the remainder of the season.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

John Prendergast goals gives Clashmore Bolger Cup win over Mogeely Clashmore 3 Mogeely 2 AET

Springfield Ramblers U16 Cup: Riverstown 0 Cobh Ramblers 2

THIS was a good away win for Cobh Ramblers in this Under 16 Cup tie against a very strong Riverstown side.

The home side are currently top of the Under 16 First Division and they proved tough opposition for the Premier League side.

Ramblers got off to the best start and scored after a few minutes when Dave Cahill received the ball wide on the left. Showing great skill, he cut inside on his right foot and sent a low drive to the corner of the net for the lead goal. The damp evening and a poor pitch did not encourage good football, and the contest was a dour affair throughout. The tie was sealed late in the second half when Daniel Santry finished high into the net after a corner kick.

U12 Cup: Wilton United 2 Springfield Ramblers 6

The Under 12 season rolls on with this great away win in the Under 12 Local Cup. Goals from Charlie Fleming (2), Neil Harte, Jeff McCarthy, Simon Doyle & Adam Horgan decided the tie. Best on the day were Conor Hughes, Niall Abbott & Sean Hilliard.

U15 Division 1: Springfield Ramblers 2 Bandon 3

Joan Bolger and her daughter Joanne present the Tony Bolger Cup to John Paul Carey, captain of the victorious Clashmore Ramblers team, with Colm Nagle , Dungarvan Leader, sponsor, and Paddy Tobin, Chairman of the WWEC League THIS Tony Bolger Cup Final produced plenty of excitement at the Tallow venue last Saturday night as Clashmore Ramblers captured the Bolger Cup at the expense of luckless Mogeely, after an absorbing contest that took extra time to separate two fine teams who played the game in the proper manner.

while Chris Motellebi had a fine header ruled out by the linesman’s flag for offside for Mogeely. The East Cork side did go back in front just before half time as a mix-up in the Ramblers’ defence left Ethan Hayes with a simple tap in on 40 minutes as Mogeely led by 2-1 at half time.

Twice Clashmore had to come from behind in normal time, but once they got their noses in front, they held out for a victory that their never-say-die attitude deserved.

Mogeely, for their part, played superbly too and, even in the dying moments, they almost scored - which would have sent the game to penalties. It was not to be however, as Dwane Bernard’s hastily stuck shot went the wrong side of the post, much to the relief of Clashmore who were hanging on at that point.

Dwane Bernard had opened the scoring for Mogeely with a fine finish just three minutes into the contest to set the tone for the evening. Clashmore, although stunned by the concession of the early goal, fought back with John Prendergast going close.

John Prendergast, who scored the equaliser and winning goal for Clashmore

The equaliser did arrive with Vinny Coonan striking a free kick that Gary Sweetman could only parry, and Prendergast - following up - slammed home on ten minutes.

It was end to end stuff with both sides coming close as Coonan saw a Wayne Rooney-type effort go over the bar for Ramblers,

On the resumption, Clashmore went in search of an equaliser, but Mogeely almost extended their lead as another Motellebi header cleared the crossbar. Both sides were contesting every ball, but Clashmore put together a brilliant move that earned them a second equaliser. A ball from defence was flicked into the path of Aidan Trihy by John Prendergast and the right-winger did superbly to take the ball to the by-line before squaring for Vinny Coonan to shoot low to the net. It was no more than they deserved, as they refused to throw in the towel. Mogeely sub Maurice Wallace almost grabbed a spectualar goal, but his overhead kick went over the bar at one end while, at the other end, Mogeely goalkeeper Gary Sweetman did well to save from John Prendergast as both sides sought a winner in normal time. While both sides came close, neither could break

the deadlock and so the match went to extra-time.

In the first period, Clashmore struck for the crucial goal and, once again, it was danger-man John Prendergast who guided the ball past Gary Sweetman for a fine goal. Mogeely now had to attack, but Clashmore held firm until the half-time break.

John Prendergast almost increased Clashmore’s advantage with a fine drive, but it was Mogeely who camped out in front of the Ramblers goal, forcing a number of fruitless corner-kicks. Time was now the enemy for Mogeely, and when Dwane Bernard burst through, it looked as if he might send the game to penalties. It was not to be, and from the kick-out, referee Joe O’Riordan brought proceedings to a close with Clashmore adding the Tony Bolger Cup to their first division title. CLASHMORE: P O’Rourke, M Foley, C Hogan, JP Carey, S Dalton, JP Murphy, V Coonan, A Trihy, J Prendergast, D Gleeson and M Walsh. Subs used J Murphy, J Mason and E Kelly. MOGEELY: G Sweetman, D Collins, D Horgan, C Motellebi, G Mahoney, J O’Donovan, E Hayes, D Bernard, J O’Shea, J Clifford and A Collins. Sub used C Daly and M Wallace. REFEREE: Joe O’Riordan assisted by M Curran and P Browne.

Springfield Ramblers’ goals were scored by Ruben O’Callaghan & Luke Stavrianos. Ruben O’Callaghan and Keith O’Flynn were outstanding.

U 12 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 8 Mayfield United 1

This was a great result for the boys in this U12 Premier League tie to maintain their challenge for Premier League honours. The goals were scored by Neil Harte (3), Charlie Fleming (2), Adam Horgan, Simon Doyle & Ciaran Ahern. Best on the day were Adam O’Sullivan, Cathal Roche & Barry Chandler. Next up for the boys is a home league tie against Ballincollig at the VEC Grounds.

U 11 Division 6: Blarney United A 0 Springfield Ramblers A 1

This was a great away win for Springfield Ramblers. A very evenly matched game was decided with 5 minutes to go when a shot from outside the box from Dominic Roche was poked home by Dean Moran. Special mention must go to our goalkeeper Michael McCall who pulled off a fingertip save in the last minute to ensure the three points. Well done to all the boys. U11 Cup: Lakewood Athletic 2 Springfield Ramblers 3 U 11Division 7: Springfield Ramblers B 0 Everton A 2 U13 Cup: Springfield Ramblers 0 Corinthian Boys 1 U11 Cup: Springfield Ramblers 2 Fermoy 0

Other results:

Table Quiz

Springfield Ramblers will hold a fundraising table quiz this Friday night, April 15th to raise funds for their new astro-turf pitch. The quiz takes place at the Cobh Ramblers Clubhouse at 8.30pm. €20 per table of 4. Please come and support the funding of this fabulous facility which is essential for the development of schoolboys and girls soccer in Cobh.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal Cork book National Football League Final spot with super victory over Armagh

GAA Donnacha O’Connor goals Club power Cork to victory Weekly CORK 2-15 ARMAGH 1-12 Lotto results KILLEAGH

THE jackpot of €5,200 was not won. Numbers drawn were 1, 11 and 15. The €30 consolation prize winners were Richard Landers, Sean Donnelly, Gerry Crowley and John McCarthy.


The jackpot of €7,400 was not won. The numbers drawn were 8, 19, 20 and 27. The €40 consolation prize winners were Rachel Hancard, Paula Prenderville, Con Cremin and Breda and Sheila O’Neill.


After last week’s winner, the jackpot started again this week at €1,000. Sadly, no one was that lucky this week! The numbers drawn were 13, 21, 24 and 26. The €20 consolation prize winners were James Flavin, Miss Ellie, Lorraine Hennessey, Robert Quaine and Paddy Mac.


There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €12,000. The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 14 and 28 and the €20 consolation prize winners were Sean Murphy, Elaine Ahern, Mike Ryan, Simon Pomphrett and Daragh Buckley.


Result: U21 FC Cobh 0 -6 Killeagh 3-18


13/4: U16H - Cloyne vs. Cobh, 7pm Camogie U16 - Cobh vs. Ballinora, 6.30 pm 15/4: U15 HL - Cobh vs. Mayfield, 7 pm U21A Football Championship Final in Cobh - Midleton vs. Erin’s Own, 6.30pm 17/4: U13 HL - Cobh vs. Erin’s Own Monster Easter Bingo on Sunday, April 17th. All Prizes double - the night starts at 8.15pm and is not to be missed!

CORK availed of their final opportunity to qualify for the Division 1 Allianz League Final on Sunday last in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The holders will face Dublin in Croke Park on Easter Sunday after turning in a good performance against a strong Armagh side who themselves were facing relegation. Cork showed two changes to their line up with U21 captain Aidan Walsh and vice-captain Ciáran Sheehan given starting berths at midfield and wing-forward, following the U21 side’s impressive win over Kerry on Wednesday night. Conditions were perfect for the game with Cork starting brightly, as Ciáran Sheehan might have goaled in the opening minute but his shot went into the side netting, while at the other end Michael Shields diverted a Stephen McDonnell effort out for a ‘45 that was cleared.

The opening score did not come until the 7th minute with a Cork point from Daniel Goulding after a sweeping move from defence started by a Paudi Kissane interception. Both sides were playing composed football in scorching conditions, with Jamie Clarke equalising for the visitors with a


fine effort from play. Goulding put Cork back in front with a free but Armagh hit back with points from Stephen McDonnell - to go in front for the first time at the end of a competitive opening quarter.

McDonnell and Goulding continued to swap points while the dangerous Jamie Clarke slotted his second point of the afternoon, as Armagh kept their noses in front approaching the halfhour mark. By half-time, Cork had regained the lead as Goulding (with his sixth point) and Aidan Walsh (with his first) saw Cork lead by 0-7 to 0-6 after a fine first-half from both sides. If the first-half was good, then the second was even better as Jamie Clarke brought the sides level for a third time with a good point. Cork, who had introduced Donnacha O’Connor at half-time in place of Fiachra Lynch, won a penalty which was expertly converted by O’Connor to regain the lead for Cork. No sooner had the Cork celebrations died down and Armagh were level once more, with Aaron Kernan sneaking past the defence to goal for Armagh. It was compelling stuff,


ladies football

THIS year we are fielding two U14 teams, with both teams competing in East Cork leagues. Aghada ‘A’ played St. Colman’s on Sunday, March 27th in Shanagarry. St. Colman’s opened the scoring, but Aghada responded quickly with scores from Hannah Looney and Sorcha Phelan.

St. Colman’s fought back, but their goal attempts were thwarted on a number of occasions by the decisive Aghada goalie, Zoe Cashman. Aghada dominated the early stages of the second half. Despite a number of late goals from St. Colman’s, the Aghada girls ended the match on top.

The Aghada ‘B’ team got their league campaign off to a winning start, defeating neighbours Cloyne in Rostellan. They travelled to Fermoy for their second league match, losing to a stronger home side on that occasion.

Aghada 4-13 Bishopstown 0-1

Our Junior team played their second match of the County League away to Bishopstown on Monday, April 4th in miserable and blustery conditions. In a game played under very difficult conditions, we managed to command most of the game and, while Bishopstown launched many attacks, they failed to yield all but one point.

Our next game is against Dromtariffe with a time and date yet to be confirmed.

Donnacha O’Connor came on at half-time and his introduction and contribution of 2-3 turned the game in Cork’s favour

with Paul Kerrigan putting Cork back in front, and two points from O’Connor saw Cork again open up a three point gap, after a hectic opening ten minutes. Cork were then reduced to 14 players, with Eoin Cadogan penalised for elbowing Stephen McDonnell in the face when he pulled back his hand after being fouled. McDonnell received a yellow card as Ciáran Sheehan struck for a good point for Cork. Aaron Kernan, Jamie Clarke and Andy Mallon scored points for Armagh who trailed by 1-11 to 1-10 after a hectic third quarter, and Cork were now being asked a lot of serious questions by an Armagh side producing their best show of the league campaign.

Armagh brought on Graham Swift, while Paddy Kelly was introduced for Cork for the final quarter as fresh legs were required with Armagh drawling level for a 5th time with a point from Willie Joe Padden as the

game was up for grabs. Daniel Goulding regained the lead for Cork with a good point from a free, but Aaron Kernan now operating as the free man popped over another equaliser with just ten minutes remaining. None of the 3,700 plus crowd were leaving as a gripping contest unfolded, as Cork took up the running once more with Paddy Kelly setting up Donnacha O’Connor for the lead again for Cork.

Aidan Walsh (with his second point of the afternoon) extended the Cork advantage to two, as Cork drew on their experience to retain possession and, after a patient build-up, a ball from Paddy Kelly came back off the post with Donnacha O’Connor firing home his second goal to give Cork a five point lead with five minutes remaining. Ciáran Sheehan extended the Cork advantage to six as the Rebels closed out the game to emerge deserving winners of a fine contest.

Ardmore U14 footballers take a bow

WELL done to the Ardmore U14 football team who enjoyed a two point victory over neighbours Clashmore in a terrific division 2 Football Final, played at the Fraher Field on Saturday last. Hero for Ardmore was Stephe Keating who bagged 3-3 in the 4-5 to 1-12 victory.

Also on Saturday night in Brideview Park in Tallow, Clashmore Ramblers added the Tony Bolger Cup to their first division title with an extra time win over Mogeely, with John Prendergast hitting the all-important goal, to give them a 3-2 win after extra time.

Cork can now look forward to having a cut off unbeaten Dublin in the final on Easter Sunday and, on this form, they must be in with a great chance of winning. The return of Donnacha O’Connor to his best form is a big boost for a Cork attack that has Daniel Goulding continuing to show the way. In defence, Michael Shields was superb on Sunday, and what will have pleased Conor Counihan the most was the character shown by Cork to go on and win the game after being reduced to 14 players.

There was some solace for Armagh after the other results came in and they survive in Division 1 of the league with Galway, who drew with Dublin, and Monaghan, who defeated Mayo, going down to Division 2 as Armagh - who finished level with Monaghan on 4 points - stay up by virtue of winning the head to head battle when the sides met.

CORK: D O’Connor 2-3, D Goulding 0-7, A Walsh and C Sheehan 0-2 each, P Kerrigan 0-1. ARMAGH: A Kernan 1-2, J Clarke and S McDonnell 0-4 each, WJ Padden and A Mallon 0-1 each. CORK: K O’Halloran, R Carey, M Shields, E Cadogan, N O’Leary, J Miskella, P Kissane, A O’Connor, A Walsh, F Goold, P O’Neill, C Sheehan, D Goulding, F Lynch and P Kerrigan. Subs used D O’Connor, P Kelly, J O’Sullivan and P O’Flynn. ARMAGH: P Hearty, A Mallon, K Toner, B Donaghy, A Kernan, V Martin, K Dyas, J Lavery, C Vernon, M Macklin, BJ Padden, P Duffy, J Clarke, S McDonnell and M O’Rourke. Subs used. T Kernan, G Swift, A Duffy and F Hanratty. REFEREE: Maurice Condon, Waterford.

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Killeagh - Ita’s juvenile

Bride Rovers Cloyne juvenile footballers lose out again


Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

U14 Feile Hurling

FOR the second time this season, our Junior A Grade Football team suffered a one point defeat in the championship. At Watergrasshill, we lost out to Carrigtwohill on a 2-4 to 1-6 scoreline. Dan Beechinor clears the ball, watched by Paul Delaney

ALL action this past week, at all grades. John Lennon, author of that famous phrase ‘life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans’ must have been a closet GAA runaí, bainisteoir, or tuismitheoir!

Football Leagues

Fé 14

Our maroon-clad lads of Fé 14 travelled to Kilmurray on Sunday evening, where we quickly settled into the task in hand, to contest round three of this year’s Fé 14 Football League. Despite being short a few of our regular panel on this occasion, we held our own and plugged away. After a cracking opening half, with both sides playing their hearts out, we trailed at the short whistle by 3-6 to 2-4. However, when the action resumed, we upped the pace and our defence got on top, while our midfield moved the ball quickly to our forwards, who secured the scores for us, thus closing the gap on our opponents. Alas, as the final whistle sounded, the minimum separated the sides, in favour of the home side: Kilmurray 3-9 Killeagh-Ita’s 3-8.

Fé 16

On Tuesday evening last our near neighbours, Kiltha Óg, welcomed us to their grounds where we went on to play this league game, under the watchful eye of Gavin O’Brien. In a tense opening half, both sides were wide of the target on a few occasions, thus the low-scoring tally at the break: four points apiece.

The pattern continued into the second half, and the sides remained deadlocked after the opening quarter, having increased their tallies to seven apiece. However, this was to be the end for Killeagh-Ita’s as the Kiltha boys further increased their tally by four points without reply. They secured the league points on a 0-11 to 0-7 scoreline.

Fé 18

Our minors travelled to Inniscarra on Wednesday evening to take on the home side. Again, we fought bravely to the death. but alas failed to secure the league points by a three-point margin.

Hurling Leagues

Fé 11 & Fé 12

These young lads were in action midweek with mixed fortunes. Our Fé12 lads were up against the Kiltha Óg boys in the Eastern Regional League and had a convincing win, which greatly pleased the managers, Adrian and Paudie. Our Fé 11’s travelled to Abbeyside to contest the opening round of the West Waterford League on a beautiful sunny Friday evening.

This team have been graded A for this year’s league, paying for the success of last year’s team, and we were overpowered by a much stronger Abbeyside team, although we kept battling bravely to the end. Next Wednesday, our Fé12’s travel to Aghada while our Fé11’s play Lismore in their next game.

This was a game we should have won well.

Having seen the sides level at 03 each at half-time, the Rovers took over early in the second half, scoring 1-2 without reply the goal coming from Sean Ryan, we led by 1-5 to 0-3 after fourteen minutes.

Then Carrig were awarded a dubious penalty which was converted. They added 1-1 while we could only manage a further single point to leave us on the wrong side of a final score of 24 to 1-6. TEAM; G. Johnson, J. O Connor, B. O Driscoll, S. Kearney, F. Collins, S.Ryan 1-0, L. Forde, M. Kearney, B. Walsh 02, S. O Brien, P. Murphy0-1, B. Johnson 0-1, J. Pratt, J. O Driscoll, J. Mannix. Subs; T. Broderick, P. Walsh 0-1, P. O Driscoll.

LOTTO JACKPOT at €15,000

The Lotto Jackpot on Tuesday March 29th was €14,800. The

numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10 and 19. There was no jackpot winner so the Jackpot for Tuesday, April 5th was €15,000.

The €30 winners were Margaret Lynch, Bartlemy; Mick Hayes, Rathcormac; Cara Hicks, Ballytrasna; Betty Hannon, Glanworth and Jim O’Connor, Bartlemy. Tickets are on sale from members, in local businesses and online at


JFC Bride Rovers 1-6 Carrigtwohill 2-4 CO. SHL Bride Rovers 0-10 Blackrock 1-7 Minor H Challenge St. Catherine’s 3-11 Bride Rovers 3-8 Minor HL Blackrock 1-15 Bride Rovers 3-6 Minor FL Cloyne 3-8 Bride Rovers 0-0.

Table Quiz

Thanks to all who supported our Development Fund Table Quiz last Thursday week night at the Rathcormac Inn. A special thank you to Jim and Cathy Dunne and staff for providing refreshments on the night and to all who sponsored prizes on the night.

The winning team consisted of Denis and Tom Mulcahy with Robert Barry.

ON Sunday, April 3rd, Cloyne travelled to take on Kibrittain in the U14 Feile Hurling. Kilbrittain went into an early lead when they scored a goal in the opening minutes of the game. Cloyne got off the mark shortly afterwards, with two points from Brian O’Shea. Kilbrittain scored two points, before Ian Cahill scored a brilliant goal for Cloyne. Kilbrittain again struck back with two points and then - here he comes again - Ian Cahill broke through for a goal. Two more goals were added for Cloyne from Ian Cahill and Conor Motherway, while Kilbrittain scored 2-02, which left the half-time score at Kilbrittain 3-06 Cloyne 4-02.

Cloyne started the second half well with four well-taken points from Ian Cahill. Kilbrittain got two goals against the run of play before Ian Cahill got another goal back for Cloyne. Cloyne were pressing hard for the last few minutes of the game and, although they had the majority of the play, the scores just didn’t come for them. Then, just about a minute from the full-time whistle, Kilbrittain got a goal that sealed victory for them. Cloyne can consider themselves very unfortunate to lose this game, as they played excellently throughout, in all areas of the field. Full time score: Kilbrittain 6-07 Cloyne 5-06. TEAM: Kevin Higgins, Jake Holmes, Eoin Davis, Callum Kelleher, Tom Horgan, Briain Minihane, Jake Coady, Ian Cahill, Brian Walsh, Sam Horgan, Brian O’Shea, Aaron McCarthy, Jordan McCarthy, Conor Motherway, Aaron O’Sullivan. Subs used: Viktor Usatenko, Thomas Shanahan.

U16 Hurling League

On Thursday, April 7th, Cloyne took on Brian Dillons in the U16 League competition. Brian Dilllons got off to a good start and were 1-01 ahead before Cloyne got on the scoreboard through two points from Daniel Costine. Brian Dillons were strong and added two more points, but Cloyne came back into the game, and points from Edward Jermyn, Daniel Costine and Ian Cahill meant they were trailing by only a point. Once again, Brian Dillons upped their game, and they scored 1-02 and went ahead by six points. Cloyne didn’t give up and, from then until half-time, they added 4-01 to their score, courtesy of Ian Cahill (3-0), JJO’Neill (1-0) and Daniel Costine (0-1). Brian Dillons scored a goal from a free which left the half-time score at Cloyne 4-06 Brian Dillons 3-05.

Cloyne continued to dominate the game in the second half and added scores from JJ O’Neill (1-01) , Ian Cahill (1-01), Brian O’Shea (10), Stephen Beausang (1-0), Edward Jermyn (0-1) and Daniel Costine (0-1). Brian Dillons added 1-07 to their score to leave the full-time score at Cloyne 8-10 Brian Dillons 4-12. TEAM: Liam Murphy, Conor Motherway, Jordan Sherlock, Eoin Davis, Briain Minihane, Edward Jermyn, Cian Motherway, Ian Cahill, Daniel Costine, JJ O’Neill, Brian O’Shea, Stephen Beausang, Jake Coady, Aaron McCarthy, Viktor Usatenko.

Congratulations & best wishes

We would like to congratulate the Imokilly Fé16 Hurling squad who won the Gary Scollard Memorial Tournament over the weekend. These lads beat Limerick and West Waterford in their group games, thus qualifying for the final where they met their own Cork opponents of Seandún, who came through from their group. An all-Cork Final saw the Eastern boys of Imokilly cruise to a 2-9 to 0-4 victory over the City boys.

Fé 15

Our Fé15 lads went to the big smoke on Thursday evening last and bravely fought with the Glen Rovers boys on their home turf.

This was an exciting game in which one had to be alert to tally the scores, as we saw some lovely long-range points scored (30 in total).

With both teams firing on all cylinders, this was a cliff-hanger until the closing stages when the city boys claimed victory on a 317 to 2-13 scoreline.

Fé 18

On Sunday it was the turn of our Minor Hurling squad to travel the short distance to Aghavine to challenge the home side, Fr. O Neill’s, in the Premier 2 Hurling

The Killeagh-Ita’s U10s at Páirc Uí Rinn

League. A fast-paced opening half, with both sides enjoying high rewards from their penalty shooters, just left a goal between the sides at the short whistle in favour of the O’Neill’s lads, 3-4 to 2-4. O’Neill’s must have had some Red Bull at the break, as they got wings in the second half. We faded into insignificance and failed to put it up to them, thus they ran out comfortable winners on a 6-8 to 2-6 tally.

Fé 10 peileadóirí hit the lights!

Perhaps the highlight of the week was the visit of our Fé10 footballers to Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday evening last, to watch Cork annihilate Kerry in the Cadbury U21 Munster Football Final, and to take their own place under the lights as they played Fermoy in two exhibition games at half-time, in front of a crowd of over 6,000.

What excitement, what an evening! It gave us memories that will last a lifetime for these young boys and their proud parents! Everything ran smoothly all through, except someone decided to close the Jack Lynch Tunnel at 8pm, thereby delaying our return home. What would Jack, Christy and our own heroes of the past have thought of it all? Were those poor unfortunate Kerry players refused passage home at the County Bounds?

Our heartiest congratulations go to the Imokilly captain, our own Matthew Murphy, and his fellow teammates, Shane McCarthy, Ian O’Brien and Aidan Morrisson. We are very proud of you lads, well done. We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Rang 5 agus Rang 6 boys and girls of the parish every good wish as they receive the gift of Confirmation on Friday next.

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Under 14 Hurling Lios gCul 6-10 Cloyne 5-03

A MANKY night for hurling, with cold wind and driving rain, was largely ignored by all at Cloyne on Tuesday, as two well-balanced sides gave everything in a very entertaining U14 tie that kept spectators on their toes throughout. Our more accurate forwards were just about the difference on the night, where the sides shared eleven goals in a ding-dong tussle. Brian Farrell, goal hero Eoghan Hodnett, Dara Fitzgerald and the superb Caomhan O’Shea, were the building blocks for the deserved success.

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Carrigtwohill power past Castlelyons into U21B Football Final CARRIGTWOHILL 2-14 CASTLELYONS 1-7


Under 12 Hurling Lios gCul 2-03 Ballygarvan 2-04

A cracking game at Páirc Lios gCul on Wednesday saw our gallant effort fall just short against a talented visiting Ballygarvan side. Early pressure from our visitors was repelled by the excellent Eoin Ruane and Jason Hegarty, whose comfort afforded solid goalkeeper James Murphy an opportunity to shine between the sticks. We restricted out opponents to scores mostly from placed balls, and recovered well to trail by a single point by the short whistle.

Powered forward by the excellent Cian Healy at the pivotal defensive slot, and guided by Robert Williams and Liam Stack in the midfield area, we pressed the overworked Ballygarvan keeper into save after save. Scorer in chief, Liam O’Shea was superb throughout, and he kept our scores coming. With a fine, and well deserved, goal by Jason Collins, we led by a point entering injury time. However, the concession of two late frees (probably caused by fatigue - six of the starting side had played in the Sciath na Scoil Blitz earlier that day) proved costly, as our gallant effort to snatch a deserved result fell agonisingly short.

Underage blitz

What a colorful scene in Lisgoold on Saturday afternoon as many young hurlers descended on our playing fields in huge numbers in a festival of sport. We hosted City senior club, Na Piarsiagh, Boherlan - Dualla from the ‘Home of Hurling’ Tipperary and local friends from Fermoy.

In all, almost twenty games were played at Under 8, 9 and 10 level with each participant being provided with a huge amount of game time, and the opportunity to improve his (and her) skills throughout the most enjoyable games which followed the Go-Games format. The enjoyment experienced by all the participants was a joy to see, and the weather even smiled on us throughout. The grounds were in pristine condition, and the standard of play lived up to expectation levels. A special thanks to the parents of the participants whose sandwiches, cakes and buns provided a very welcome finale to a brilliant day all round. Well done, and thank you to everyone involved, and to the travelling clubs who made the day so special for everyone.


Very best wishes this week to the boys and girls of Ballincurrig and of Leamlara National Schools who make their Confirmation this Wednesday, April 13th. Here’s hoping that you all have a fantastic day, and the weather shines warmly on you throughout.


The popular Social Network site Facebook has proven to be a massive growth phenomenon in the past 18 months especially, and is proving equally popular in our community.

We reached another milestone last week when Eoghan Downey became the 200th ‘Friend’ on the site. It is a great way to keep up to date with club matters, match fixtures and results, so, as we build toward the 300th ‘Friend’ why not link up and keep in touch on the Club Facebook pages?


The lucky numbers pulled from the draw drum this week were 12, 19 and 20, and we had no winner. Consolation prize winners were Keith McSweeney (x 2) Anita O’Driscoll and Kevin Cotter. Anyone interested in doing the lotto, please contact any club member or tickets can be purchased in local outlets.

The Carrigtwohill team, who reached the East Cork U21 B Football Final with victory over Castlelyons

CARRIGTWOHILL turned in a very impressive display in the second of the East Cork U21 B Football semi-finals, played in Lisgoold on Sunday evening. A physically stronger and more direct Carrig side were made to work hard for victory by a much lighter and younger Castlelyons side, that missed some good chances to be much closer at the final whistle.

While Jason Leahy opened the account for the winners with a 2nd minute point, it was Castlelyons that were to play the better football in the opening quarter, with Michael Spillane (with two points) and Darren Tobin (from a free) leaving them 0-3 to 0-1 ahead after 15 minutes. Eoin Barry saved a good shot from Jason Leahy to preserve the lead, but Carrig pointed through Brendan Horgan before going in front with Danny Mahony intercepting a pass from the goalkeeper to slot home the first goal for Carrig. Once they struck the front they kept on going and, while Michael Spillane added two further points for Castlelyons before half time, a second goal for Carrigtwohill from Jason Leahy and points from Kyle O’Shea and Pat O’Sullivan left Carrigtwohill ahead by 2-5 to 0-5 at the interval. It was somewhat against the run of play as Castlelyons were more than holding their own in that first half with Colm Spillane, Colm O’Leary and Eoin Maye all showing up well.

On the resumption, Castlelyons again made a big effort, but it

was the more direct play of Carrigtwohill that was paying dividends with full-forward Brendan Horgan proving a handful. Two pointed frees from Horgan, followed by points from Jason Leahy and Kyle O’Shea - to just one in reply from Michael Spillane, had Carrigtwohill leading by 2-10 to 0-6 at the threequarter stage.

Colm Spillane broke through for a goal for Castlelyons six minutes from time, but it came too late to spark a revival, as Carrigtwohill held all the aces with Danny Mahony, Tomás Hogan, Kyle O’Shea and Pairic Hogan all giving commanding perform-

ances, with the move of Aaron Gosnell to mark Michael Spillane also paying off.

Kyle O’Shea, Kevin Murphy, Brendan Horgan and Tomás Meegan all added points for Carrigtwohill, who also had a Brendan Horgan penalty kick saved by Eoin Barry, while at the other end, team captain Tomás Mullaney saved well from Eoin Maye and Colm Spillane, with Castlelyons only reward being an Alan Fenton point as Carrigtwohill powered into the East Cork Final, where they will meet Glenbower Rovers in what has the making of a cracking final.

Aaron Gosnell gets to grips with Darren Tobin

CARRIGTWOHILL: J Leahy 1-4, D Mahony 1-0, B Horgan 0-5, K O’Shea 0-3, P O’Sullivan and T Meegan 0-1 each. CASTLELYONS: M Spillane 0-5, C Spillane 1-0, D Tobin and A Fenton 0-1 each. CARRIGTWOHILL: T Mullaney Capt, W Conroy, P Hogan, C Donovan, J Horgan, D Mahony, A Gosnell, T Hogan, P Sullivan, K Murphy, S Forbes, W McCarthy, J Leahy, B Horgan and K O’Shea. Subs used A Horgan, D Shaughnessey, J Barden, C Rohan and T Meegan. CASTLELYONS: E Barry, N McAuliffe, S Joyce, C McNulty Capt, A O’Sullivan, C O’Leary, E Maye, C Spillane, B Carroll, R Feeney, R Fenton, D Tobin, M Spillane, D Lawlor and A O’Regan. Subs used T Carroll, S O’Sullivan, J Daly and A Fenton. REFEREE: Patrick Beausang, Midleton.

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Fr. O’Neill’s camogie


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East Cork GAA fixtures

FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH: Michael Feeney U21 A Football Championship: Erin’s Own vs. Midleton at Cobh, 6.45pm, Final (ET) SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH: Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Aghada vs. Bride Rovers at Lisgoold, 3pm, Round 2 ET MONDAY, APRIL 18TH: Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Russell Rovers vs. Midleton at Ballinacurra, 7pm, Round 2 ET TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH: Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Erin’s Own vs. Cobh at Carrigtwohill, 7pm, Round 2 ET.


The Fr. O’Neill’s U12 camogie team 60 PAIRS of boots, 60 helmets, 60 hurleys and 60 excited girls...

Bride Rovers, Youghal, Erin’s Own and Fr. O’Neill’s were set to go for our first Imokily gogame-blitz at Fr. O’Neill’s pitch last Sunday morning.

The sun shone as the matches played out and proud parents and grandparents cheered from the side-line. A welcome cup of tea afterwards finished a perfect morning. Well done to everyone who took part, great skill was seen and every-

Dungourney Lotto

DUE to a large number of new players and the organisation of same, the lotto was not held on Monday, April 4th. A double lotto draw was held on Monday, April 11th instead, with a jackpot of €750, and €900 if not won on the first draw. The club would like to thank everyone for supporting our lotto, as it is our main fundraising activity.


Junior 1 Avondu/Imokilly League: Dungourney 6 - 13 Shanballymore 1 - 11 Ballygiblin 0 -11 Dungourney 2 - 09 Junior 2 East Cork Hurling League: Youghal 2 - 13 Dungourney 2 - 11


The Junior Hurling League Division 2 match will be held on Saturday, April 16th, at 7pm in Cloyne.

East Cork Championship fixtures Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship Round 2 (Losers’ Group) 17/4/11: J. Aghada vs. Bride Rovers at Lisgoold, 3pm. Ref. Peter Hogan 18/4/11: I. Russell Rovers vs. Midleton at Ballinacurra, 7pm. Ref. Denis O’Flynn 19/4/11: K. Erin’s Own vs. Cobh at Carrigtwohill, 7pm. Ref. Michael Mulry

Michael Feeney Builders U21A Football Championship Final: 15/4: Erin’s Own vs. Midleton at Cobh, 6.45pm. Ref. John Buckley.

one had lots of fun. Thank you to our mentors and committee for all their hard work. The Under 14Bs came out on top playing Na Piarsaigh on Tuesday with a score of 6-3 to 0-2 in their first league match at home.

Our under 16B team played Bishopstown away on Monday. Despite playing a good game, a stronger Bishopstown team won with a score of 2-05 to 0-3.

Cumann Luthcleas Gael Coiste Scór

County Scór na bPaistí Finals

Ml Feeney U21 B Football Championship: Carrigtwohill 2-14 Castlelyons 1-7 Semi-Final Glenbower Rovers 3-18 Cobh 0-6 Semi-Final (ET)

Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 1: Castlemartyr 3-12 Sarsfields 2-22 Round 3 Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 1: Cobh 1-15 Killeagh 0-13 Round 1.

Championship places up for grabs in final hurling league game against Dublin Sunday, April 17th


ON Sunday, April 3rd, the County Scór na bPaistí finals took place at the Eire Óg Club Pavilion in Ovens, with Liam O’Laochotha as Fear an THE Dublin hurlers will be visitors to Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the final league game in the Allianz National Hurling League. A win for Dublin, Tí in the presence of a capacity attendance. coupled with defeat for Galway in Waterford, could open the door to a league final place against Kilkenny, so the visitors will certainly be All of the ten competitions were of an excellent standard. going all out for victory. Cork, on the other hand, are out of league contention, but champiThe following were declared County Champions and runners-up: onship places are certainly up for grabs following the dismal loss in Rince Foirne – 1st Carbery Rangers; 2nd Boherbue Rince Aoner - 1st Saerlaith Walsh, Lisgoold; 2nd Maire Ni Chonnaill, Wexford. Denis Walsh will be expecting a big display from those lucky enough Ballyphehane Amhranaoicht Aonar – 1st Christine Moran, Aghada; 2nd Maeve Din- to be chosen as, from here on in, players who are selected must perform. neen, Beal Atha o Ghaorthaiodh While the team to do duty will not be selected until later in the week, Ceol Uirlise – 1st Kilmocabre Óg; 2nd Millstreet Ceol Uirlise – 1st Seamus Hickey, Glasheen NS; 2nd Thomas Palmer, I expect Donal Óg Cusack to return in goal with Shane O’Neill and Eoin Cadogan likely to start in defence alongside John Gardiner, Clonakilty Aithnseoreacht – 1st Laura Whelan, Lisgoold; 2nd Adam O’Leary, Ronan Curran, Brian Murphy and, possibly, William Egan who was away for the Wexford match. Aghinagh / Rusheen NS At midfield, Pa Cronin could again get the nod with, perhaps, Jerry Bailead Ghrupa – 1st Boherbue; 2nd Aghada O’Connor joining him. In attack, Patrick Horgan and Ben O’Connor Nuachleas – 1st Ross Ladies Football; 2nd Aghinagh / Rusheen NS look to be the only sure starters for the championship, while Cian McRinnce Seit – 1st Boherbue; 2nd Valley Rovers Carthy, Paudie O’Sullivan, Niall McCarthy, Cathal Naughton, Michael Trath na gCeist – 1st Buttevant; 2nd Boherbue Cussen, Kieran Murphy and Tom Kenny will all be pushing for a The winners of the Scór Na bPaistí Shield for the Best Overall Club chance to impress. Whoever is chosen will have to perform as, from here on in, there will be no room for error as Cork’s date with Tipperwere Boherbue. ary moves ever closer.

in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 2.30pm

The winners of the Padraigh O’Cearuil Trophy for the Best Overall Club in 2010/11 were Boherbue.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the three Scór competitions in the 2010/11 season.

Cork County GAA fixtures

Saturday, April 16th - Venue and time TBC

Cadbury U21 Football Championship Semi-Final: CORK VS. GALWAY

CORK will meet Galway in the All Ireland U21 Football semi-final on Saturday, most likely in Páirc Na nGael in Limerick. After splendid wins over Tipperary and Kerry in the Munster Final, Cork will fancy their chances of progressing to the final. With team captain Aidan Walsh and Ciáran Sheehan in good form for the senior side on Sunday, Cork will be hoping that players such as Brian O’Driscoll, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH: Division 2 Football League: St. Michael’s vs. Bantry Blues at St. Donal Óg Hodnett, Damien Cahillane and Paul Honohan can come up trumps again. Michael’s, 6.45pm (Round 6) Galway will be no pushover, but Cork look to have a very talented FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH: Red FM Senior Hurling League: St. Finbarr’s vs. Ballinhassig at side this year and I expect John Cleary’s side to come out on top once more. Togher, 7pm (Round 8) Bride Rovers vs. Newtownshandrum at Rathcormac, 7.15pm (Round John Cronin from the Lisgoold club is the only East Cork player on the panel. 5).

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Castlemartyr Erin’s Own AOK, as member Pat gains €10k


Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal Avondhu/Imokilly JHLS1 Castlemartyr 3-12 Sarsfields 2-22

CASTLEMARTYR went down to Sarsfields in an entertaining league encounter last Sunday. In a highly entertaining contest, Sarsfields were the sharper team and pulled away in the end for a comfortable victory. The game was in the melting pot for most of the match with only a couple of points between the sides half way through the second half. A Sars’ goal and a number of points put a gloss on the victory in the end for the travelling team. The first half was even - with only two points between the sides. The score of the match came in this half from Brian Lawton. He ran at the Sars’ defence and unleashed a powerful shot from outside the 21yard line, which flew into the top corner of the net. Other to impress in the first half were Eddie Clifford, who scored a couple of points from tight angles, and Jimmy Smiddy who was very accurate from placed balls. Castlemartyr quickly levelled the game in the second half through points from Mark Bowens and Seanie Hennessey, but again, Sars came back with points of their own to regain the lead.

IT WAS a happy day when Martin Bowen, Erin’s Own GAA presented a cheque for €10,000 to Pat Kavanagh, who was one of four winners in the March Cork GAA Club Members’ Draw. Pat was congratulated by club members, Liam O’Connell, Chairman, Michael O’Connor and Tom Mackey, as well as Seamus Coughlan, Draw Manager and Pearse Murphy, Treasurer, Cork County Board. (Photo: Mike English)

Eochaill Results

24/3: U11F Challenge Eochaill beat Cobh 26/3: U14HL Eoch 8-10 Watergrasshill 9-12 26/3: U10H Challenge - we lost to Fr. O’Neills 27/3: MHL - Eochaill were beaten by St. Vincent’s U15FL: Eochaill 0-12 Fr. O’Neill’s 1-4 Under 14FL: Eochaill 4-2 Russell Rovers 6-6 Under 9 Hurling Challenge: Eochaill vs. Killeagh (win for Killeagh) U14H Feile: Eochaill vs. Sam Maguire’s (win for Eochaill) U16PFL: Eochaill 0-8 Midleton 3-4 U13HL: Eochaill 2-10 Sarsfields 3-5 U11HL: Eochaill 5-3 Clashmore 4-6 U11HL: Eochaill 2-7 Lismore 16 U15 HL: Eochaill 1-11 Mayfield 3-10

Congratulations to Bill Cooper

Congratulations to Bill Cooper from all at Eochaill Óg & CLG Eochaill as he was selected at centre-forward on the Cork Senior Hurling team to play Wexford in the National Hurling tie.

Under 16 Football Youghal 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 2 1-5

On Thursday, March 31st, Na Piarsaigh visited Club Arás to take on Youghal in Round 1 of the Premier 2 Football League. The opening half was a close en-

counter with both sides kicking a number of wides. Danny Walsh in goals was steady throughout. Conor Finn, Chris Morrison and Chris Savage in the full-back line held firm under pressure from the visiting team. Up front, Jordan Power, Ollie Dempsey, and Tomás Coleman kicked some good scores. The first half ended with our lads leading 0-6 to 0-4.

The second half started with a new look Na Piarsaigh team which seemed to re-energise them, scoring 1-1. After 10 minutes of the second half, the switch of Cian Daly to midfield and Colin Keenaghan to centreback helped both players to get more into the game, along with Ronan O’Sullivan at midfield who had another solid game. The last 15 minutes saw Youghal put the pressure on the visiting team, led by our attacking wing-backs Matthew Farrell and Mark Flaherty. Aidan O’Neill, Andrew Joyce and Jake Power in the corner worked hard and set up Ollie Dempsey and Tomás Coleman for well-taken points. When referee Denis O’Flynn blew the final whistle the scoreboard read Youghal 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 1-5.

TEAM: D. Walsh, C. Savage, C. Morrison, Conor Finn, Bill McGrath, Ronan O’Sullivan (Capt), M. Farrell, C. Keenaghan, C. Daly, A. Joyce (1), M. Flaherty, K. Ranson, T. Coleman (5), Jordan Power (1) and Ollie Dempsey (4).

Under 16 Football Youghal 0-8 Midleton 3-4

The 5th of the month saw the U16 footballers travel to Midleton to take on the home side in Round 2 of the League. Both teams gave it their all in a close

encounter. Midleton raced into a commanding lead and were 2-1 to 0-1 up after 8 minutes.

Cian Daly, Colin Keenaghan and Andrew Joyce worked hard and we got back into the game. In defence, Chris Savage led the way and, with the help of Chris Morrison and Matthew Farrell, we held Midleton scoreless for the rest of the half. Up front, Tomás Coleman scored two great points. Half time score: Youghal 0-3 Midleton 2-1.

The second half was only two minutes old when we lost Tomás Coleman to injury. Mark Flaherty moved to full-forward and, along with Muiris De Paor and Ryan Coady in the corners, caused the home defence problems. With 2 minutes left in the game and one point down, the lads made one final move to get the winning score, only to be denied by good defending by the home side that broke down the field to wrap up the game with a well taken goal.

TEAM: Danny Walsh, Chris Savage, Chris Morrison, Bill McGrath, Mark Flaherty (Capt), Colin Keenaghan, Matthew Farrell, Cian Daly, Andrew Joyce, Kash Ranson, Aidan O’Neill, Jake Power, Ryan Coady, Tomas Coleman, Tommy Kenefick. Subs-Muiris De Paor, Sean Farrell, Dylan Mason.

Féile Peil Na nÓg 2011

Youghal GAA will be participating in Féile Peil na nÓg 2011 which is being held here in Cork. Our Club is one of the 48 lucky Cork Clubs who are being offered a place in this prestigious event, which Cork are proud to host. Féile Peil na nÓg is a national festival of Gaelic football for boys and girls under 14 years of age. It was first held in Cavan in 1982, the brainchild of Fintan Tierney of Butlersbridge. This

weekend is happening from June 30th to July 2nd. Féile Peil na nÓg places great emphasis and importance on proper participation, presentation, punctuality and sportsmanship. Féile involves the whole community, clubs, schools, social and cultural groups, families, civic and religious authorities.

VHI Cúl Camps 2011

Our VHI Cúl Camp which is running over 5 days (August 15th to 19th) was launched on April 2nd by Christy Cooney at Club Arás Youghal.

There was a superb turnout for this event at Club Arás and a big thank you to all the media who were there on the day. Joe Kirk, co-ordinator spoke about the Vhi Cúl Camp which is now running over five days at a cost of €55. Many thanks to Lisha Hogan of Galvin’s Costcutters for the fabulous cake for the launch.

Presentation to St. Vincent de Paul

We presented St. Vincent De Paul with a cheque for €2,000 on Friday, April 1st. The cheque was presented by Ken Dempsey, main organiser of the Charity Boxing and Club Fundraiser event held in the club recently. Thanks to all that helped out and contributed in anyway. A special words of thanks to all our sponsors and boxers on the night.

A big thank you to Kevin Walsh of St. Colman’s Boxing Club in Shanagarry for all his help - we would have been lost without it. A DVD of the night is now available for sale at Club Arás for €15.

Castlemartyr got their third goal from Evan O’Keeffe who was quickest to react after a save from the Sars goalie. In the last 15 minutes, however, Castlemartyr ran out of steam and Sars ran out easy winners in the end.

TEAM: Damien Roche, Barra O’Tuama, Rob O’Donovan, Donnacha O’Tuama, Daragh O’Keeffe, Brian Smiddy, Adrian Bowens, Kevin O’Leary, Brien O’Tuama, Jimmy Smiddy, Seanie Hennessey, Brian Lawton, Eddie Clifford, Mark Bowens and Evan O’Keeffe. Subs used: Steve Collins, Damien McAulliffe.

Hurling fixtures

1/5/11: JHL - Castlemartyr vs. Russell Rovers in Castlemartyr, 3pm 8/5/11: JHL - Newtownshandrum vs. Castlemartyr in Newtownshandrum, 2.30pm (note change of date).

Football Championship

Castlemartyr have been drawn to play the winners of Aghada vs. Bride Rovers in Round 3 of the Junior A Football Championship. The Aghada vs. Bride Rovers tie is fixed for April 17th, with round 3 fixtures provisionally fixed for the weekend of April 24th.

Killeagh More details will be available shortly.


There was no winner of last week’s GAA Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 11 and 15. Next week’s jackpot stands at €5,400.

U21 Football

Our U21 footballers reached the U21 Football Final on Saturday last after defeating Cobh with a very strong performance. The final score was Glenbower Rovers 3-19 Cobh 0-8. Well done to the lads!

Senior Hurling

Pairc Ui Chinneide played host to another Senior Hurling League game last Saturday evening with our lads taking on St. Finbarr’s. It was an entertaining game on a beautiful evening in front of a small crowd. There was little separating the teams throughout the game but we finished the stronger side, to win out on a scoreline of Killeagh 023 St. Finbarr’s 0-17.


SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH: Division 3 League: Killeagh vs. Ballinacurra in Ballinacurra at 6.30pm. MONDAY, APRIL 18TH: Killeagh vs. Ballinhassig in Killeagh at 7pm APRIL 24TH: Junior Football Championship vs. either Erin’s Own or Cobh. Venue and time to be announced APRIL 26TH: Senior Hurling League - Killeagh vs. Ballymartle, away at 7pm.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Cork slaughter Kerry in Páirc Uí Rinn Cadbury Munster U21 Football Final: Cork 2-24 Kerry 0-8 IT IS not too often that a Kerry side is humbled on Leeside, but on last Wednesday night the Kerry footballers were slaughtered by Cork in the Cadbury Munster U21 Football Final played in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Kerry had no answer to a Cork side firing on all cylinders. Given a vote of confidence after defeating Tipperary, the Cork boys got stuck into their task from the word go with Ciáran Sheehan getting them off the mark with an early point. Goals from Barry O’Driscoll and Donal Óg Hodnett put Cork on their way, as Kerry were rocked by that early avalanche of Cork scores. Even the introduction of Barry John Walsh could not stop the rot - although the Kerry danger-man did show his class when in possession. Cork held the upper hand at midfield where Aidan Walsh and Michael O’Leary were supreme and, at half time, the title was already secure as Cork led by 2-13

wide, and so Cork pick up their first championship silverware of the season.

Cork will now meet Connaught champions Galway on April 16th in the All Ireland Semi-Final and, after two very impressive displays, John Cleary’s side will certainly fancy their chances of reaching this year’s final.

Kevin O’Sullivan, Field Sales Manager, Cadbury’s, presented the ‘Hero of the Match’ award to Cork’s Barry O’Driscoll after they defeated Kerry by 2-24 to 0-8 in the Cadbury Munster U21 FC Final, alongside Sean Walsh, Chairman, Munster Council. (Photo: Billy macGill) to 0-3 at the interval. Kerry did show briefly at the start of the second half, kicking a few good points from frees, but once Cork

got back into their groove they proceeded to chalk up a further eleven points in the second half, to run out the convincing win-

ners of a disappointing contest. Kerry won a late penalty, but such was their abysmal display on the night that the shot went

Youghal ladies football First Aid Bags

MANY thanks to Alison O’Connor of Youghal Pharmacy who kindly donated two complete First Aid Bags to our Junior & Juvenile teams for the coming season. This gesture is very much appreciated by the club and helps us greatly, as an essential piece of kit has now been secured. Youghal Ladies Football Club would to wish Alison and all her staff all the best for 2011.

LGFL: Youghal 0-03 Mayfield 3-06

Youghal’s first league appearance versus Mayfield took place at Magnier’s Hill in front of a very positive and large crowd. Youghal began brightly with some great defensive skills shown by all, with Susan Cronin being the standout defender on this occasion. Katie Sloane, at midfield, was particularly impressive throughout the first half with some great breaking runs through Mayfield’s defence, with some intelligent ball into Deirdre Cronin, who also had an impressive first half. The half time score of 0-1 to Mayfield’s 2-05 did not in any way reflect the pattern of the game. To be fair, the first half should have ended on equal terms. The second half began with Youghal taking the game to Mayfield. Our defence began to crowd out the opposition with fine displays during this period

from Kelly Fall and Lucy Barry. Throughout the whole of the second period, we emptied the bench of all our substitutes. The fast pace of the game had a telling effect on our fitness, with some girls finding the going extremely tough. This should not be such an issue as we progress throughout the remainder of the campaign. All subs called upon were highly impressive. The game finished with Youghal having scored some well-taken points by Shannon Joyce Bulman, Lorraine O’Keefe and Aoife Butler. BEST FOR YOUGHAL: Susan Cronin, Katie Sloan, Deirdre Cronin (C) & Lorraine O’Keefe. TEAM: S. Swayne, M. Fox, S. Cronin, M. Dalton, K. Fall, F. O’Brien, L. Barry, K. Sloan, E. Hennessy, D. Cronin (C), E. Flavin, L. O’Keefe, S. Joyce Bulman. Subs: A. O’Connell, S. Watson, J. Walsh, A. Butler.

LGFL: Youghal 1-10 Macroom 9-6

Youghal’s second league game was going to be a hard encounter, as Youghal were playing a Macroom side which, on their last outing, won 12-10 to 0-0. Youghal were first off the mark with a long ball sent in from midfield, which Lorraine O’Keefe broke down to the onrunning Aishling Hennessy who drove the ball into the back of the net. Moments later, Youghal were unlucky not to add to the score, when Lorraine O’Keefe hit the post from long range.

Youghal suffered a double blow within 10 minutes of the start, when Mary Fox and Ciara O’Donoghue were replaced due to injury. Youghal came unsettled after the changes and the Macroom forwards took full advantage, by putting away a number of goal chances. The second half was to see the best performance by this Youghal side who totally dominated in all positions, with some fine defending by Jenny Barry and Kellie Faul.

The midfield pairing of Katie Sloane and Lucy Barry really worked well together, and were at the centre of all Youghal’s attacks. The introduction of Leah Broderick was to have a positive effect on the team. She took on the Macroom defence at every opportunity and got some fine scores. On a whole, with scores coming from a number of different positions and some fast attacking football being played by Youghal, the mentors were again very pleased with this performance. This Youghal side can only get better so well done to all. BEST FOR YOUGHAL: Leah Broderick, Kellie Faul, Lucy Barry, Jenny Barry. TEAM: S. Swayne, M. Fox, A. O’Connell, J. Barry, K. Faul, S. Cronin, K. Sloane, C. O’Donoghue, A.Hennessy, D. Cronnin(c), L. Barry, L. O’Keefe , A.Butler. Subs: L. Broderick, C. Bulman, J. White, A. Siochru, F. O’Brian, E. Hennessy.

LGFL: Youghal 0-04 Grenagh 0-8

Youghal took to the field for their third league outing against Grenagh. Youghal started very brightly with our midfield pairing of Lucy Barry and Cathriona Bulman winning a lot of ball.

Our half-forward line were particularly impressive, with Deirdre Cronin and Shannon Watson constantly attacking the ball and winning a lot of possession. At half time, Youghal were only behind by one point which was a good reflection on how the game was progressing.

The second half saw Grenagh up the tempo and they soon began to take scores at will. Only for the great defensive work of Kelly Faul and Anne O’Connell, Grenagh could have been out of sight midway through the second period. On a whole, this was another good performance by the team especially considering a number of players were playing out of position. BEST FOR YOUGHAL: Shannon Watson, Kellie Faul, Cathriona Bulman, Deirdre Cronin ( C ). TEAM: A. Siochru, C. O’Donoghue, A. O’Connell, J. Barry, K. Faul, S. Cronin, C. Bulman, F. O’Brien, D. Cronnin(c), L. Barry, S. Watson, L. Broderick, A. Hennessy, S. Swayne, S. Joyce Bulman. Subs: J. White, M. Fox, E. Flavin.

On Wednesday night, Barry O’Driscoll - who scored 1-6 was named Man of the Match as John Cleary chalked up another memorable win over Kerry. Donal Óg Hodnett - who started at full-forward on this occasion showed his class with scores off right and left, while Mark Collins converted more frees and substitute Eoghan Buckley also got in on the scoring with a point to seal an excellent night’s work for Cork. In a touching moment during the post-match proceedings, winning captain Aidan Walsh dedicated the trophy to Rory

Féile 2011

Our U14 team wil take part in this year’s Féile which takes place across Cork from June 30th - July 2nd.

This is a national competition run by the GAA where the champions of each county at U14 level play off to determine the U14 Club All-Ireland champions across numerous grades.

As Cork is the host county this year, we have been invited to take part, which is a fantastic honour for our club. Preparations continue behind the scenes to ensure that all is in place for our vistors from either Fermanagh or Warickshire. For more details, please check out our web site at home/youghal-ladies-footballclub.

Gaelic for Mothers is back!

Calling all Mothers (or anybody over 18)! Do you want to get fit? Learn something new? Have some fun? This is your chance! Gaelic for Mothers is all about fun and fitness.

It will begin on Wednesday, April 20th at Youghal GAA Club on Magnier’s Hill at 7.30pm and no experience is necessary. All levels of fitness are welcome. For more information, please call Catriona on 086 1951128.


O’Connor, a Cork panellist who died tragically in a road accident in early February.

SCORERS FOR CORK: B O’Driscoll 1-6 (0-2 ‘45s, 0-1f); M Collins 0-7 (5f); D Óg Hodnett 1-4; C Sheehan 0-3; J Wall 0-2; M O’Laoire, E Buckley 0-1 each. SCORERS FOR KERRY: J O’Donoghue 0-3 (2f); P Geaney 0-2 (2f); D Casey, BJ Walsh, K Hurley 0-1 each. CORK: S Mellet; L Jennings, D Cahalane, A Cronin; P Daly, T Clancy, J Wall; M O’Leary, A Walsh; C Sheehan, M Collins, J O’Rourke; B O’Driscoll, D Óg Hodnett P Honohan. Subs: D O’Donovan for Cronin (inj) (40), E Buckley for O’Driscoll (49), S Beston for Honohan (52), B Coughlan for Sheehan (54), D Nation for Walsh (55). KERRY: B Kelly; P Crowley, M Griffin, D O’Leary; J Sherwood, B Shanahan, J Lyne; T Ladden, E Walsh; J O’Donoghue, BJ Keane, A Fitzgerald; S O’Brien, P Geaney, D Casey. Subs: J Walsh for Lyne (blood) (15), Lyne for J Walsh (26), BJ Walsh for Fitzgerald (28), J Walsh for E Walsh (28), P Kilkenny for Shanahan (h-t), K Hurley for O’Brien (34), C Moriarty for Sherwood (51). REFEREE: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary).

U10 Girls Football League

Our U10s were the first team from the juvenile section to represent the club in a first official game when they took on St. Colman’s from Shanagarry on a glorious sunny Sunday morning in Shanagarry. A convoy of players, parents, supporters & mentors left Club Arás - all looking forward to a great morning’s entertainment.

The St. Colman’s girls were quickly into their stride and scored 2 points in the opening minutes and their 3 years’ experience showed around the field. The Youghal girls, to their credit, never gave up trying and matched their opponents in gaining possession and creating scoring opportunities. Their perserverence was rewarded with a great-worked goal just before half-time to leave the score at 2-4 to 1-0.

The second half was a replica of the first, with the more experienced St. Colman’s taking their opportunities, with the Youghal girls never giving up and chasing every ball until the final whistle, losing out on a scoreline of 5-8 to 1-0.

While well beaten on the day, the girls will have learned a lot from this defeat, especially on the pace of game, tackling and support play. All 27 players who turned up on the day were given a game and now look forward to their next outing.

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Midleton Cork’s little rebels


Minor Football Championship Midleton 3-11 Kinsale 1-07

OUR Minor Footballers got off to a winning start in their championship campaign when they had ten points to spare over Kinsale. This game was played at St. Michael’s Grounds in Mahon on Wednesday last.

Senior Hurling League Midleton 3-09 Bride Rovers 0-15

Midleton’s senior hurlers got their first win under their belt when they overcame Bride Rovers in Midleton on Wednesday evening last. That makes a win, a loss and a draw from our three opening games. They were due to play Cloyne on Monday evening last with no result to hand at time of writing.

Junior Hurling League Midleton 2-19 Churchtown 0-14

Our Junior A hurlers made it two wins from two when we travelled to Churchtown and overcame our hosts in the Imokilly / Avondhu Junior Hurling League on Sunday last.

Fe 21 Football Final

Midleton face Erin’s Own in the East Cork Final of the Fé21 A Football this coming Friday. The game will be played in Cobh with a 6.45pm throw-in. Midleton overcame Aghada in their semi-final while Erin’s Own defeated Glanmire and Youghal on their way to the final. Please come along and give the lads and their mentors our support.

Junior A Football Championship

Midleton face Russell Rovers in the losers round of the Junior A Football Championship. This game will be played on Monday night next, April 18th in Ballinacurra with a 7pm throw-in. We lost our opening game to Fr. O’Neill’s by four points. The players and mentors will be hoping for an improved performance to get their championship ambitions back on track. Russell Rovers lost their opener to Caslemartyr, and they too will be hoping to progress.

Adult fixtures

15/4: Fé21 A Football Final: Midleton vs. Erin’s Own in Cobh at 6.45pm 18/4: Junior A Football Championship: Midleton vs. Russell Rovers in Ballinacurra at 7pm

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Fé16 Premier 2 Football league Midleton 3-04 Youghal 0-09

Last Tuesday evening we defeated Youghal in a low-scoring game in Midleton. Our shooting at times left a lot to be desired but we held out eventually for a win.

TEAM: Josh Deady, Luke Dineen, Billy O’Shea, Killian Deady, Kevin Rohan, Aaron McEvoy, Sean O’Farrell, Patrice Tschmanga, Padraic Nagle, Eanna O’Brien, Conan Finnegan, Imbiblio Bello, Robert Williams, Darren Quirke and Kevin Butler. Subs: Calem Deady, Lochlinn Mc Carthy, Cillian Lynch and Brian Rossiter.

Juvenile fixtures

15/4: Fé13 East Region Hurling league vs. Donoughmore, away at 6.45pm 16/4: Fé15 Premier 1 Hurling League vs. St. Finbarr’s, home at 2pm 17/4: Fé13 Premier 1 Hurling League vs. Blackrock, home at 1pm 19/4: Fé16 Premier 1 Hurling League vs. Blackrock, home at 6.30pm 20/4: Fé14 Premier 2 Hurling League vs. Passage at 7pm

Flag day

Our Juvenile Club Annual Flag Day will take place on Easter Saturday, April 23rd at Hurley’s SuperValu from 8am to 8pm. Anyone that can give an hour would be much appreciated, please contact Mary Quinn at 086 3827737 to book a time.

Saturday morning coffee facilities

Our coffee morning resumed on Saturday last from 10am to 12 noon. Anyone interested in helping out for the hour going forward should contact one of the coaches. Your help would be really appreciated. We would encourage people to use the facilities in the clubhouse. We are hoping to have club gear and hurleys for sale on these mornings. We will also have lotto tickets for sale on each morning.

Garda vetting

As a club we have agreed to the implementation of vetting for all persons who on behalf of the Association work in any capacity with children and young people in the delivery of our games or activities. If you have not already completed one of these forms you may do so by logging on to our website<> to download a copy which when completed it must be returned to John Mulcahy our Children’s Welfare Officer.

A NEW chapter in Cork GAA began on Tuesday, April 5th, with the official launch of Rebel Óg, the new under-age wing of GAA affairs in the county. Guest of honour at the event, which took place in the

spectacular Vertigo suite at County Hall, was Uachtarán Cumann. Young GAA players proudly posed with GAA President, Christy Cooney, and the Sam Maguire at the launch. (Photo: Mike English)

Lisgoold junior ladies 0-9 Mayfield 2-8

playing as a back, Kate, Danielle and Kelly - who played a full part despite an injury.

Lisgoold ladies take a trip to Mayfield

WE travelled to Mayfield on Sunday week with our junior ladies. Our star over the hour was Taylor Bradley, who started our scoring with a great point and a total tally of seven points in the game.We had only two other players that scored Leanne Woods and Johanna Lane - with a point each. Lisgoold were playing with a strong wind to their backs in the first half, and we didn’t put enough scores on the board. The halftime score was 0-2 to 0-7 in favour of Lisgoold. We knew we would be up against it in the second half and our back-line and goalie really stepped up to the mark but the attacking force of Mayfield eventually broke through to score two late goals to win by five points. Maureen O’Riordan, Catherine O’Connell, Trish Walsh, Sarah Hickey and Leah Hogan were on top of their game over the hour.

U16 East Cork League: Lisgoold vs. Mayfield

Because of injuries, exam and county commitments we took to the field on Saturday with 13 players, and welcomed Aoife

Roche starting her first match at U16 level. Right from the start, the girls went on the attack, with Taylor continuing her recent scoring run.

Within the first ten minutes, Lisgoold had 2-2 on the board, in spite of playing into a strong wind. Then, Mayfield gained the upper hand and launched attack after attack. Time after time Laura O’Shea, Kate, Kelly, Danielle and Aoife cleared the ball but, despite brave defending, Mayfield built up a strong lead, and the first half finished with Mayfield 2-2 ahead. This lead would have been more but for the intelligent work by Kelsey in goal. At half-time, the Lisgoold girls were determined that the second half would be theirs. They received a massive boost with the arrival of Caoilinn, who had been on inter-county duty earlier. With that boost, and aided by the wind, Lisgoold upped the pressure and laid siege to the Mayfield goal. Early scores from Taylor, Donna and Leah eased Lisgoold back into the lead - a lead they were determined not to concede again. Any Mayfield attack was quickly quenched by determined work by Leanne, Leah and Caoilinn, ably backed up by Ella, now

The girls settled into combined attack play. Leanne, Leah, Caoilinn, Laura Walsh, Donna and Laura O’Shea, who played in five different positions in this match, worked the ball into scoring positions and the points flew over. Taylor was a constant threat inside and the highlight of the match was a fantastic goal, taken on the run by Katie. This score raised a great cheer from the side-line. Nobody deserved it more, as Katie has worked tirelessly on this team over the past few years, playing willingly in any position required. The final whistle brought down the curtain on a great win for the girls. Again, we would like to express our thanks to the U14 girls who are adding so much to this team.

We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Kelly McCann who broke her finger in this game and Dayna Bradley who is out injured at the moment.

TEAM: Kelsey Devine, Kate Ruane, Kelly McCann, Danielle O’Keefe, Aoife Roche, Laura O’Shea, Leanne Woods, Caoilinn Hickey, Leah Hogan, Donna McCann, Ella O’Brien, Laura Walsh, Taylor Bradley, Katie Jeffers, SCORERS: Taylor Bradley 4-4; Leah Hogan 1-4; Donna McCann 1-1; Katie Jeffers 1-0; Leanne Woods 0-1; Caoilinn Hickey 0-1; Ella O’Brien 0-1.

Primary School Disco

The above takes place on April 15th from 7pm to 9pm in the Community Centre and is open to all schools in East Cork. Shop available on the night. Admission - €5 per child or €10 per family.

Long Kick

Our Long Kick takes place on Easter Monday at 12 noon from Leamlara Cross. Refreshments after at the GAA grounds. We would ask you to support this fundraising event.

Buy a brick

The new development fundraising committee are still actively selling bricks for €50 and are promoting the standing order scheme of €8 per month. Please contact any member if you wish to donate in any way.


Training is ongoing for all age brackets, and registration is now being collected. Mary Brosnan, our Registration Officer is at the pitch every Saturday morning during training. Well done, Saerlaith and Laura! Congratulations to Saerlaith Walsh for winning the Solo Irish Dancing and Laura Whelan for winning the Scealaiocht in the County Scór na Paísti Final.

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Glenbower Rovers cruise past Cobh and into U21B Football Final Glenbower Rovers 3-18 Cobh 0-6

GLENBOWER Rovers experienced little difficulty in disposing of the Cobh challenge at Caherlag last Saturday afternoon. The loss of Peter O’Halloran (unavailable) and Lee McDermott (injured) did not help the Cobh challenge, but even had they been available, it is unlikely that they would have defeated a Glenbower side that was firing on all cylinders.

Sean Long was their scorer-inchief in the opening quarter, as they had six points on the board in the opening ten minutes to set them on their way. Cobh did manage to stem the flow with Alan Burns converting three good frees, but the writing was on the wall at half-time as Glenbower led by 0-9 to 0-4, having played into the strong breeze.

All of the Cobh scores in the opening half came from Alan Burns, with six of the Glenbower points coming from Sean Long.

Sean Long was a thorn in the Cobh side throughout scoring 0-9 in total for Glenbower With Brian Collins and Kieran Lane winning good possession, players such as Alan Keniry, Tadgh O’Connor and Declan Long all got in on the scoring act to assist the deadly Sean Long,

as Killeagh stretched their lead. Cobh tried hard, with Mark Foley bringing a good save from Colin McMahon in the Glenbower goal, while Tadgh Kelleher, Alan Burns and Cian Spriggs offered some resistance, but once Glenbower found the net the game was over.


The Glenbower Rovers team who have reached the U21 B East Cork Football Final The first green flag went to both Sean Long and Alan Cunningham, B Collins, M Fitzgerald, Kevin Lane with Tadgh O’Con- Keniry, but apart from that, it S Harnedy Capt, I Cahill, C O’Brien, A Keniry, S Long, D Long, K Lane and T nor and Dominic Collins raising was an evening to forget for O’Connor. Subs used P Keniry, D further green flags before the Cobh. Byrne. finish, as Glenbower had their GLENBOWER ROVERS: S Long 0- COBH: E Walsh, D O’Keeffe, T Kellefinal spot booked long before 9, T O’Connor and K Lane 1-2 each, D her, D Devlin, A McCarthy, J MoyniByrne 1-0, A Keniry 0-2, C Cunninghan, D Keating, C Farrell, K McCarthy, referee Mark Murphy called ham, I Cahill and S Harnedy 0-1 each. D McCarthy, A Burns, M Foley, C time on this one-sided affair. COBH: A Burns 0-4, C Farrell and N Spriggs, S Wright and J Mangan. Subs

Killeagh camogie gets blitzed! IT has been a busy time on the playing pitch for our club since the season started.

Our Senior team travelled to Douglas in the opening match of the League for 201. An understrength team, combined with somewhat rusty bodies, saw us well beaten in this encounter. Courcey Rovers was our next outing and this was an altogether more inspiring display. Great goalkeeping by Shauna Landers and some lovely scores from Mary O’Connor, Angela Walsh and Claire Keohane saw us come home the deserving winners. Our next game is against Cloughdubh and, with a home venue, we are looking forward to lots of support.

Our U16 team, playing at A Grade, have had a great start in their campaign with good wins in matches against Ballinhassig and Carrigaline. In glorious sunshine we travelled on Sunday,

April 10th, to Courcey Rovers first stop was a quick prayer at Ballinspittle Grotto - and while nothing moved there, the prayer sure worked as we consolidated our unbeaten run!

On Sunday morning, April 10th, Killeagh Camogie Club held an underage blitz in Páirc Uí Chinnéide, with local sides Dungourney, joining Castlelyons and two Killeagh sides in action in a Round Robin series of games, which were played in splendid conditions as these young girls enjoyed a great morning’s action

Cobh goalkeeper Eddie Walsh produced two fine saves to deny

It was a great team effort with Jessica Swayne making many fine saves. Elaine Terry, Niamh O’Farrell and Niamh Fitzgibbon provided here with solid backline protection. Trojan work by Laura Tracey, Zoe McEvoy and Ciara Daly saw the ball being driven well up the field time and time again. Midfielders Jessica Tracey and Ellen Benaim had a great day, while Hannah Looney, Leah McEvoy and Ciara O’Connor produced some lovely scores. Rachel Galvin opened the scoring for us with a goal; Ashling Landers and Ali Rose Sisk made

McDermott 0-1 each. GLENBOWER ROVERS: C McMahon, S O’Brien, P O’Brien, J Rohan, C

used T McGrath and N McDermott. REFEREE: Mark Murphy, Bride Rovers.

great use of each ball that reached them in the forward line; and Emma Fitzgerald, Georgina Cassidy and Jill Butler worked their positions well when they came on to the field. A winning score of 4-12 to 1-8, followed by tea in Courcey Rovers and a quick prayer of thanksgiving at the grotto, completed a perfect day out.

Tickets at €10 each can be purchased from team trainers and committee members.

Calling all parents to support the Greyhound Buster Night at Youghal Greyhound Track on April 29th. This is guaranteed to be a great night out for all the family, with free entry for children. This is a valuable

fundraiser for the running costs of the pitch and dressing room complex, which we use so regularly.

Well done

Well done to Jessica Swayne on making the U16 A Cork Panel, who are doing very well in their Championship. Laura Tracey, Ali Rose Sisk and Nora Walsh are on the U16 B Panel. Shauna Landers, Aoife Walsh and Roisin Culligan are learning lots of useful tips on the U17 Development Squad. Cork Colleges have the benefit of our own Ciara Motherway, Hannah Looney, Niamh O’Farrell and Leah McEvoy.

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A weekend of firsts? Declan Barron previews the weekend GAA Action Friday, April 15th Michael Feeney Builder, East Cork U21A Football Final

ERIN’S OWN VS. MIDLETON in Cobh at 6.45 pm

THE destination of the East Cork U21A Football title will be decided this Friday night in Cobh, when surprise finalists Midleton take on Erin’s Own in what promises to be a tight contest for the Clonmult Memorial Cup. Midleton produced a great effort to shock last year’s defeated finalists, Aghada, and they will go into this game with a great chance of victory. Erin’s Own, too, have been in impressive form as they defeated champions Glanmire in the opening round and knocked out Youghal in the semi-final.

Erin’s Own will look to players such as Andrew Power, Niall Scanlon, Brendan Monaghan and Calvin O’Callaghan to spearhead their challenge, while Midleton will be looking for big performances from Patrick O’Mahony, Ian Kennefick, Padraig O’Shea, Cormac Walsh, Stephen Moore and team captain Seamus Farrell.

It could go right down to the wire, and while Erin’s Own might be the favourite to win, it will come as no surprise if Midleton come out on top.

Wednesday, April 13th Munster Minor Football Championship

CORK VS. CLARE The ESB Munster Minor Football Championship gets underway tonight, Wednesday, April 13th, in Páirc Uí Rinn. Defending champions Cork fell at the final hurdle last season and, this year, Brian Cuthbert’s side will be hoping to go all the way.

in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7.30pm

Team captain will be Kevin Fulignati from Nemo Rangers, while Mark Sugrue - who played for Carberry against Imokilly - and Dan MacEoin are other players that Cork will look to in attack.

Castlelyons Lotto Jackpot at €12,400

THE lotto numbers drawn last week were 9, 10, 14 and 25. There was no winner. The following won €20 each: 1. Jerome Feeney, Ballydorgan, c/o C. Daly 2. Mathew Rosner, Barrafohna, c/o D. Hegarty 3. Cian Donnellan, Mohera, c/o Ned Fitzgerald 4. Pauline Sheehan, Ballydorgan, c/o Farrier’s Bar, Coolagown 5. Anne O’Sullivan, Ardra, c/o Ned Fitzgerald 6. Josie Bunnes, c/o Castlelyons PO 7. Alice Burke, Kent Tce, c/o D O’Connell 8. Eileen Gleeson, c/o Castlelyons PO.

East Cork Scor’s big!

There is no East Cork player on the list on this occasion, but that should not stop Cork from getting off to a winning start.

Sunday, April 17th Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork JAFC AGHADA VS. BRIDE ROVERS in Lisgoold at 3pm

It is make or break time for theses two sides on Sunday afternoon in Lisgoold when Bride Rovers take on Aghada in what is a knockout game. Bride Rovers have suffered two one point defeats in their games to date, losing to Dungourney and Glenbower Rovers and, on form, they should be too strong for an Aghada side that were well beaten by Ballinacurra. Knockouts, of course, will bring out the best in both sides and after a tough contest, I expect Bride Rovers to survive and go into the third round.

Monday, April 18th Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork JAFC RUSSELL ROVERS VS. MIDLETON in Ballinacurra at 7pm

The Aghada Ballad Group, comprising Luke O’Connell, Roisin O’Callaghan, Christine Gilroy, Christine Moran and Ciara Counihan, were runners up at the County Scor na bPaisti Finals. (Photos: Mike English)

On paper, Midleton would appear to have too much firepower for a Russell Rovers side that were humbled by Castlemartyr in the first round. Unless Russell Rovers can show considerable improvement, then I expect Midleton - who lost narrowly to Fr. O’Neill’s - to come out on top. Both teams possess plenty of fine footballers, but the fitness of Midleton could prove to be the vital factor at the finish.

Tuesday, April 19th Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork JAFC

ERIN’S OWN VS. COBH On Tuesday night in Carrigtwohill, the final second round game will take place and here Erin’s Own will seek to keep their title ambitions alive when they take on a Cobh side that lost to Carraig na bhFearr first time out.

in Carrigtwohill at 7pm

There is little to choose between the sides and, having seen both, I feel that Erin’s Own might just about come through in this one. Glanmire were the other defeated side in round 1 but they received a bye into the third round where they will meet Lisgoold. With extra time to be played in the event of a draw in all of the JACF games, the full line-up for the third round should be known after Tuesday night.

The Midleton Ladies Football Novelty Act group were caught on camera at the County Scor na bPaisti Finals. Included are Kate Desmond, Leanne O’Riordan, Deanna Browne, Molly Rabbitte, Kayleigh Stack, Orlaith Crowley, Maeve O’Sullivan and Charley Moore

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal


- 3rd Anniversary

In loving memory of Paddy Cusack, late of Ballymaloe, who died on April 18th, 2008. What we would give if we could say, Hello Dad, in the same old way, To hear your voice and see your smile, To sit with you and chat a while. So if we had our Dad back, We would cherish him with care, As we never knew the heartache, ‘Till we saw his vacant chair. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you shall remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Love you, miss you Dad x x.

Love you always, your wife Gracie, son David, daughters Margaret, Ann, Mary and Susan, grandchildren and sons-in-law.

Sigerson Anniversary

In loving memory of our Dad, Mike, whose anniversary occurred on Monday, April 11th. Every day in some small way, Memories of you come our way, Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. We miss you Dad, Our hearts are sore, And as time passes, We miss you more. And when old times we do recall, It’s then we miss you most of all.

Your loving daughter Margaret, sons Michael and Brian, son-in-law John and daughters-in-law Joyce and Audrey. We send this special message, To Heaven up above, Please take care of Granddad, And send him all our love. Love Jake, Chloe, Eoghan, Leah, Kyle and Dwayne.

Beausang 11th Anniversary

In loving memory of Peggy, whose anniversary occurs on April 17th. Gone from our home, But not from our hearts.

Always remembered by her loving husband Willie and family.

McDonough 9th Anniversary

In loving memory of Willie, late of Railway Terrace, Midleton, whose anniversary occurs on April 15th. Will those who think of Willie today, A little prayer to Jesus say. May he rest in peace. From his friends.


O'DRISCOLL: Kitty, of Cloyne, on Sunday, April 10th. RIP. Requiem Mass yesterday in St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. SAVAGE: Sgt. Patrick (Paddy), of St. Mary's Terrace, Midleton. On Friday, April 8th. RIP. Requiem Mass yesterday, Tuesday, in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

NOONAN, (née Hurley): Ann, of Leadington, Midleton, on Friday, April 8th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last in St. John the Baptist Church, Lisgoold, followed by burial afterwards in the local cemetery. McCARTHY: Sean, of Listowel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Ashe Street, Youghal, unexpectedly, on Thursday, April 7th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Youghal, followed by burial afterwards in the North Abbey Cemetery.


Prayer to the Sacred Heart

DEAR Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time I ask you for this special one (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus, place it in your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. (MB)

Prayer to the Sacred Heart

Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time I ask you for this special one (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus, place it in your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. (M.G).

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL John & Sharon Gaffney seek permission for the construction of a two storey domestic extension to the rear of existing dwelling and provision of ensuite window at first floor level of existing southern gable at 110, Ros Ard, Upper Glanmire, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Philip O’Brien and Martina Hogan wish to apply for Full Planning Permission for the construction of a two storey domestic dwelling, garage, site entrance, bored well, septic tank and percolation area, along with all associated site works at Dromsarane, Midleton, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Brenda Histon intends to apply to Cork County Council for permission to construct an extension to the existing dwelling and carry out all associated site works at No. 3 Killeagh Gardens, Clashdermot East, Killeagh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Ronan Coleman and Stephanie Whyte are applying for retention permission and full permission for the purposes of constructing a dwelling house. The application consists of an application to retain existing foundations and floor slab (grant of planning 04/4070) for the purposes of constructing a one and a half storey detached dwelling house with new vehicular entrance and car parking with associated site works and services at No 25 Radharc na Mara, Ballyvergan East, Youghal, Co. Cork. This application refers to grant of planning 04/4070. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I John Donovan am applying for permission to construct a new grain storage shed with ancillary works at my existing farm yard at Ballybranagh, Cloyne, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.


CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Corcoran Engineers & Architects Tel: 0214630101 intend to apply on behalf of Noel Leahy for permission for the demolition of existing dwelling house and sheds, construction of new dwelling house, domestic garage and new waste water treatment system along with all other associated site works at Kilcredan, Ladysbridge, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL April and John Sinclair are applying for permission for the construction of an extension to the rear of their existing dwelling as well as permission for the retention of an existing detached domestic garage at No. 9 Rosary Place, Midleton. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing, on payment of the prescribed fee, within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL P.A. Cashman for Grandon Car Sales Ltd seek CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Permission is being sought by Emma and permission for off licence on part of retail Denis Coleman to demolish the existing premises and to retain alterations and additions garage, to construct a two storey extension to to plan and elevations of extension previously the side of existing house, to alternate the plan permitted under Planning Reg No 10/5132 of layout and install additional roof windows to their forecourt shop at Knocknahorgan, Riverthe existing house, to install a new wastewater stown, Sallybrook,Glanmire. The planning aptreatment plant and polishing filter and all as- plication may be inspected or purchased, at a sociated siteworks at Aldergrove, Glenmore, fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of makBallydaniel More, Cobh, Co. Cork. The Plan- ing a copy, at the offices of the Planning Auning Application may be inspected or pur- thority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, chased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to cost of making a copy at the offices of the 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public Planning Authority during its public opening holidays). A submission or observation in relahours and a submission or observation in re- tion to the application may be made in writing lation to the application may be made to the to the planning authority within the period of 5 Authority in writing on payment of the pre- weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the scribed fee within the period of 5 weeks be- authority of the application, on payment of a ginning on the date of receipt by the Authority fee of €20. of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL David and Mary Stanton are applying for planning permission to alter and extend an existing storey and a half dwelling with a single storey rear extension and a first floor alteration and extension of existing floor area that will incorporate a new rear facing first floor wall with windows and a new roof, all located at Copperingstown, Ballinacurra, Co Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I, Michael Walker, wish to apply for full planning permission for the construction of extension to side of dwelling with roof lights to attic storage area and single storey sunroom / utility to rear of No. 16 College Avenue, Cobh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I, Liam and Niamh Power, wish to apply for full planning permission for the construction of dwelling, new site entrance and associated site works at Gogganstown, Knockraha, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Cork, during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Harrington O'Flynn Ltd. Consulting Engineers, Tel: 021-4636760 intend to apply on behalf of Siobhan O'Leary for permission to construct a new detached storey and a half dwelling, detached garage, entrance and associated site works at Ballyleary, Cobh, Co. Cork. This application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within a period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Harrington O' Flynn Ltd. Consulting Engineers, Tel: 021-4636760 intend to apply on behalf of Midleton Rugby Club for permission to erect 6 No. 18 metre high floodlights and associated site works at Townspark, Broomfield East, Midleton, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee within a period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.



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THE PLACE TO BE Help St. Vincent de Paul to ‘Turn On The Light’ ‘TURN ON The Light’ is the brainchild of Cork promoter Noel Magnier. In an effort to assist the St. Vincent De Paul Society to reconnect the electricity supply to the homes of less fortunate Corkonians, Noel has assembled a stellar cross-section of Ireland’s best known entertainment names to perform, absolutely free of charge, at a special benefit concert to be held on Thursday, April 21st at The Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Tivoli, Cork City. Dana, our very first Eurovision Song Contest winner and popular judge of RTE’s ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’, responded to the invitation to take part in ‘Turn On The Light’ by saying ‘No citizen of this great country should be forced to live in darkness and I’m prepared to do anything I possibly can to ensure that they don’t.’ Crystal Swing, the Midleton, musical family group, following on from their enormous success on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, also

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jumped at the opportunity to lend a hand. Mary replied, ‘We’ve been counting our blessings since last year and we welcome this wonderful opportunity to do something for those less fortunate.’ Original Miami Showband members, Des Lee and Stephen Travers along with their Miami colleague, Dana’s brother and musical arranger Gerry Brown, didn’t hesitate for a second to confirm their appearance in ‘Turn On The Light.’ A spokesman for the musicians said, ‘They found it incomprehensible when told that SVP constantly visits families by candlelight. The band saw this situation when they visited East Africa but never expected to find it in their own country.’ Revered all over the world, Celtic Rock superstars Horslips are enjoying a highly acclaimed renaissance and, as always, their brilliant lead guitarist and vocalist Johnny Fean is leading the charge from the front. We are delighted to announce that Johnny Fean will perform for


this worthy cause at The Silver Springs on Thursday, April 21st. Former lead vocalist with the hugely popular boy-band “D-Side” and now Ireland’s hottest new country singer, Derek Ryan was invited to take part in ‘Turn On The Light’ immediately after his recent triumphant appearance on The Late, Late Show. Derek replied ‘I’ll be there.’ No Cork concert would be complete without at least one of its many Showband legends; Cliff has his Shadows but Cork’s very own Declan Ryan has Shindig and together they will be stepping out to ‘Turn On The Light.’ DJ Rockin’ Gerry will keep the music going and courtesy of McMedia Cork, John McHale will be the MC for the night’s proceedings. The sound and light system, along with its technical operating staff, is kindly donated by D2K Cork. Tickets are €15 and are available from St. Vincent De Paul, Tuckey Street, Cork at 021 4270444, Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork at 021 4271659; and the Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Tivoli, Cork on 021 4507533.


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E N T E R TA I N M E N T G U I D E ! Shane Supple’s musical connections... Hillary Reynolds, Orpheus Choir

after a search, herself and her husband decided to settle in Tallow, Co. Waterford.

THIS WEEK, I spoke to Hillary Reynolds, Musical Director of the Orpheus Choir, which is only in its sixth year of operation. I asked Hillary about herself and she told me that she was born in Venezuela and then moved to England where she spent most of her young life. She studied music in London, before moving to the Netherlands, where she met her husband. She had spent approximately twenty years of her life teaching and performing music around Europe when she was offered a position in UCC. Her husband had a book shop in Rotterdam which specialised in Irish Literature and, when the opportunity arose, they decided to move to Ireland. When they arrived in Cork they looked around for a place to live, and

I asked her about the formation of the choir and what it was that made it different from other choirs. She told me that, along with twelve other enthusiastic singers, she decided to form the choir in 2005. To date, there are approximately 40 members of the choir, in mixed sections from Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses. What makes the choir unique is that they currently have 13 basses. The style of music they perform was decided on the first day and Hillary said that when she was forming the choir, she wanted it to be a little different. If there are any tenors reading this or anyone who would be interested in joining, they can contact Hillary for more information. The music which the choir performs is based on the secular choral music of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, which also includes some folk song arrangements and opera pieces.

The Orpheus Choir will perform at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal on Friday, April 15th at 8.15pm. The atmospheric interior of this beautiful historic church and its excellent acoustics will provide all the inspiration and aid they need for an unforgettable musical evening. Additionally, they will be recording the concert live for The Orpheus Choir’s first CD! They will be joined by the fabu-

lous Dutch pianist, Jeroen Liedorp, who made an indelible impression at the North Cork Classical Music Festival last year. Joroen will be playing some stunning piano pieces as well as accompanying the choir. The

evening’s programme, with its rich variety of songs, ballads, opera favourites and romantic piano solos will delight and astonish you, entertain and move you, and make you laugh and cry. In short - an evening not to be missed! Tickets will be sold at the door on the night: at €10.

Due to the recent tragic events in Japan, proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Irish Red Cross in aid of the victims of the Japanese tsunami.

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Teens convinced that a spot will kill their social life will find Beastly bracingly honest. They know that Pettyfer’s news anchor dad (Peter Krause) is a jerk for saying, ‘People like people who look good. Anyone who says otherwise is either dumb or ugly.’ But that’s also what their insecurities warn them on a Friday night.

The concept is hot-blooded nonsense, as are the contrivances needed to trap sweet young Vanessa Hudgens in Pettyfer’s Manhattan mansion.

Still, when the people are this pretty, you’ll forgive them nearly anything. A modern update of the timeless tale, Beastly is good to look at - and won’t bore you over it’s short-enough running time. Personally, we still prefer Angela Lansbury as a teapot.


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After an attempt to spirit Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) away to safety goes spectacularly wrong (followed by an onslaught of additional attempts on his life and anyone in the way of it), Harry, Hermione (Emma Watson), and Ron (Rupert Grint) do the only thing they can to protect everyone they know: they go into hiding with only one another to protect themselves.






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If they can locate and destroy the Dark Lord’s horcruxes, the splintered pieces of his soul hidden inside secret objects, they stand a chance… except they don’t know where they all are or even how to destroy them.

Everyone’s favorite magical students have grown into young adults, and so have their responsibilities. JK Rowling’s seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series has been split into two films to preserve the important details that finally pit 'the boy who lived' against the dark wizard he inexplicably defeated as a mere infant. After six previous outings, the principle cast slips easily into their roles, but the demands upon them for finishing this tale are more challenging than ever as the body count starts to rise and even the most loyal friendships are questioned. It’s sad, it’s adventurous, and it’s incredible watching how it all finally comes together. Potterites beware though, there's only one more film to go before Harry & his friends say 'Expecto Patronum' for the very last time.


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Painting of Queen Victoria’s visit to Cork sells for €20,000 WOODWARDS are delighted to say that the painting of the ‘Visit of Queen Victoria to Cork which was in their auction of art & silver last week, will be staying in Cork. After strong bidding starting at €10,000, it was finally sold for €20,000.

While Woodwards cannot reveal the identity of the buyer at this time, it is believed that it will be on show at one of the locations to be visited by HRH Queen Elizabeth. Tom Woodward used the opportunity to say that it shows again that Cork paintings as

well as Cork silver and furniture makes the best prices when sold in Cork

Queen Victoria visited Cork briefly in August 1849. In honour of the event, George Mounsey Atkinson mounted an exhibition of his maritime paintings in a pavilion in Cove (Cobh), constructed specially for the Royal visit. The artist responded with enthusiasm to the visit, producing several different paintings of the Royal Squadron in the harbour and the landing of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the town of Cove itself, which was renamed Queenstown in

honour of the event. Apart from a lithograph based on a drawing by one of the ship’s officers (published in aid of the Female Orphan Asylum in Cork), and some wood engravings in the Illustrated London News, Atkinson’s paintings appear to be the only visual record of this visit to have survived. Atkinson, a one-time ship’s carpenter, inspector of shipping and self-taught marine painter, earned a living depicting Cork’s maritime environs. He specialised in notable events in Cork Harbour.


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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Issue 186  

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011