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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

East Cork Journal

Issue No. 187

Assurances given that Midleton's pavement project will bring 'minimum inconvenience'

MIDLETON’S upcoming footpath improvements will cause only minimal disruption to traders, who will be updated and consulted regularly on the issue, the April town council meeting was informed. The meeting also heard that the works are unlikely to commence fully before autumn, writes Christy Parker.

A lengthy debate evolved after a motion, tabled by Mayor Niall O’Neill, asked that the council 'discuss programme of works, due to commence this summer.' The mayor said a meeting between the town manager, Town Clerk and traders some time back had allayed many fears but he wanted a reassuring discussion. Continues page 6.

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YESTERDAY, rescue dogs George and Sophie were married in a special ceremony, performed by 96fm's PJ Coogan, at Roxboro Mews, Midleton. No, the world hasn't gone barking mad... it was Cork Dog Action Welfare Group's (DAWG) fundraiser to help them secure new premises for the hundreds of stray and abandoned dogs that are brought to them each year. The Pantry Café hosted the event, with hundreds turning up to wish the newlyweds well. Elliot and Kate Gravina (pictured) were Page Boy and Flower Girl, leading the pair of Mastiffs down the aisle. Full coverage in next week's edition.


A MAN in his mid-teens, with an address at Knockadoon, Ballymacoda, Youghal pleaded guilty under Section 4 & 6 of the Criminal Justice Act at Midleton District Court on Thursday, April 7th, 2011.

On March 13th, 2011, a taxi driver arrived at Midleton Garda Station, complaining that he couldn’t wake his fare. Gardaí approached the vehicle, woke the man in question up and deemed him to be very intoxicated. The 26-year-old man, Gavin O’Brien, then became abusive and threatened those present at the scene. Mr. O’Brien pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him, and Judge Michael Pattwell fined him €400 (under Section 6), with Section 4 also taken into consideration.




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MEN SHOULD WEEP ON an average day Midleton resident, Ann Dorgan, is like any other mum. She juggles house, family and three parttime jobs, rushing everywhere, trying to get it all done before she can fall into her bed. Like many of us, family is important to her. In 2001 she did a five day charity cycle around Cuba to raise funds for Motor Neuron Disease and Beaumont, in honour of her grandfather, who died from the disease. But in her spare time, Ann is involved with another family - the Morrison family of Ena Lamont Stewart’s Men Should Weep. Men Should Weep, a Marion Wyatt directed production which opens on Easter Sunday in the Cork Arts Theatre, which reminds us that even in cramped tenement living and the chaos of seven children, there can be laughter, strength and love. As Lily Gibb, Ann lends her support to sister Maggie Morrison, played by Martina Carroll. Lily has chosen to remain single and self-supporting. Whether through small “loans”, advice, gifts of food or tackling the never ending housework, Lily attempts to keep Maggie and her family together. She teeters on the fine line of aiding and interfering, as is often pointed out by brother-in-law, John. Through Lily, Ann makes us believe the play’s binding theme that, despite everything, there is laughter.


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The Morrisons of Men Should Weep is not the first stage family to count Ann as a member. Ann was part of the hugely successful original production of The Sunbeam Girls at the Cork Opera House, as well as The Good Sisters at the Half Moon Theatre and Cork Opera House respectively. Ann has twice been nominated for a Cork Arts Critics’ Award - for her roles in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Female Transport. In her spare time, Ann has delighted and enthralled Cork theatregoers in over twenty productions. How she does it all and still finds time to keep us on the edge of our seats is a mystery, but we are very glad she does. Men Should Weep opens in the Cork Arts Theatre on Easter Sunday, April 24th, for a limited run. For further information or bookings, call 021 450 5624.

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The issue was raised though a motion tabled by Cllr. Noel

Collins, who called on the Department of the Environment ‘to initiate an extensive media campaign on the environmental threat from dumping’ with Midleton Town Council ‘conducting a similar campaign.‘ Cllr. Collins said everything from ‘household waste to old cars and dead animals’ was being dumped in rivers, streams, and by the roadside. The view from the bridge at the Rock, Midleton showed ‘hundreds of cans and bottles in the Roxboro River.’ He







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thanked schools, community groups, residents associations, council staff and Muintir na Tire for their efforts to counteract the blight, while Cllr. Sean Buckley specifically mentioned the Tidy Towns in this regard.

Mayor Niall O’Neill recalled the Tidy Towns committee recently undertaking a clean-up in Ballyannan Woods, whereby a council lorry and a skip were ‘loaded to the hilt.’ As they were departing, a bus load of tourists arrived to photograph the greenery. ‘A bit earlier and it would have been acutely embarrassing,’ he remarked.

A week later bottles and crisp bags were again despoiling the area.

The mayor then placed the onus on the general population, and especially adults, to take greater influence and responsibility. ‘You see chewing gum stuck under play mats and swings in the playground,’ he proceeded, ‘and until such time as we, as parents and individuals, reinforce the correct message in our children and grandchildren, it will stay that way.’ Town manager, James Gogarty, added that littering costs local authorities colossal sums that could be spent elsewhere in the community.


Cllr. Mary Woods added that dog fouling was another dire manifestation of the problem, and labelled illegal dumping ‘a national disgrace.’ Cllr. Ted Mur-




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phy said the current €150 fine was inefficient and that €500 would be a far more effective deterrent. He spoke of a bag of rubbish with a Co. Waterford address within, being discarded in the Midleton region. Cllr. Betty Wall said overnight dumping was prevalent in parks.

Individuals must take anti-litter stance, says Midleton Mayor

IRISH society will not rid itself of the scourge of littering and illegal dumping until parents and adults actively reject it, according to Midleton Mayor, Niall O’Neill. The Mayor told April’s Town Council meeting that neither advertising campaigns nor the efforts of councils, governments or media, would succeed unless parents and individuals took the lead in changing attitudes, writes Christy Parker.


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Midleton lights delightful, insists Town Clerk MIDLETON’S street lighting is generally quite adequate and any upgrading will have to be met from next year’s budget, Town Clerk, Joe McCarthy, told April’s town council meeting.

The Town Clerk was responding to a motion from Cllr. Tom Cashman calling on the council ‘to request that the ESB improve the quality of public lighting in the Mill Road area, Connolly Street and from SluaghHall to Riverside Park.’

Cllr. Betty Wall supported the motion, saying she’d be afraid, in winter time, to walk the Sluagh Hall area particularly. Cllr. Pat Buckley also concurred, observing that there was limited lighting around the Mill Road. He felt the general area leading from the train station needs better illumination.


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were 23 lights between the gyratory and the Northern Relief Road. The Sluagh Hall to Riverside Park route held 14 lights. ‘It might be a difference of opinion,’ he suggested, ‘but these areas seemed well lit to him. The Mill Road to Connolly Station area was under Cork County Council jurisdiction, he explained, while the town council had installed a new lighting system on Connolly Street in recent years.

That area was ‘one of the brightest places in town,’ he insisted and it was ‘rubbish’ to suggest otherwise. Cllr. Sean Buckley asked whether an independent light gauging system was possible, given that people’s perceptions varied and a degree of depreciation can occur. ‘The basic principal is that when it’s installed it is adequate,’ replied the Town Clerk, ‘but if you want the brighter, then it’s not an ESB issue but one for the council budget.’

He urged the councillors to employ ‘common sense’ and to ‘go down Connolly Street tonight’ and make a judgement!

THURSDAY, April 14th, saw a nationwide school appeal take place for the Chernobyl Children’s Trust.

At Whitegate NS, pupil Tadhg McCarthy put his confirmation money towards the collection, pictured alongside Aisling Costine, Sara O’Riordan,

Deena Walsh, Chernobyl Children’s Trust & Noreen Mulcahy, PE teacher.

The Small Ones pre-school in Saleen held a Jedward Hair Day, with the children (and the preschool staff) getting into the swing of things.

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‘CREATED in Ireland by local craftspeople’ – the first of this year’s Craft Fairs takes place at The Courtyard until April 29th, and promises to be a real treat. Proudly supporting high quality local art and crafts, many of them created in the Midleton area, The Courtyard is delighted to have such a great variety of crafts on display. The Craft Fair includes hand tiled mirrors, fused glass jewellery, ceramic ornaments and dishes, bogwood gifts, jewellery, ceramic sculptures and pottery. You will also find beautiful paintings and fine art prints. Make a difference – support a local craft worker, and enjoy a piece of quality craft. Exhibitors include Stephen Pearce Pottery, Delabud Creations, Celtic Bogwoods, Purpose Mosaics, Helen Clarence and Ciara Wall.

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300 staff; 53k customers per week... Why business is booming at Market Green, Midleton

EMPLOYING over 300 people in more than 30 businesses, Market Green Shopping Centre, Retail Park and Plaza, Midleton knows how important good staff are. Now in its 6th year, Market Green has double its number of tenants since its inception, with more on the horizon, including the arrival of Perks Entertainment Centre (with premises already in Youghal) later this summer.

From Minogue Furniture (see advert. below) to movies,, health food to a warm hello at ‘Welcome’, coffees to car care, fashion to pharmacies, and eye tests to everything else, Market Green Shopping Centre counts over 53,000 customers coming through its doors every week, with an estimated further 30,000 visiting the entire complex.

‘We’ve been here for more than five years now,’ Andrew McVea, Regional Shopping Centres Manager for Tesco Ireland, tells the East Cork Journal, ‘and we’re delighted to report that Market Green is going from strength to strength. We have a diverse group of shops and businesses at this location, and - through this - we aim to cater for everyone’s needs. We are delighted to welcome Wiser Bins to the Plaza and are looking forward to seeing Perks arrive later this year.’ ‘As a key provider of employment in the East Cork area - through Tesco and all the other stores here at Market Green - we’re delighted to report that business is booming.’















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Midleton Cllr. calls for tyre shredding facilities

MIDLETON Town Councillor, Noel Collins, received unanimous support for a motion calling on the Minister for Enterprise and Employment to consider ‘the viability of establishing an independent tyre shredding facility to produce raw materials for various uses.‘ The councillor said the disposal of old tyres in picturesque locations and elsewhere is an ongoing problem, writes Christy Parker.

In the absence of a tyre shredding plant, which he envisaged would cost €100,000 to establish, tyre create, all raw materials for rubber products was being imported, he argued, with the opportunity for considerable employment being bypassed. Cllr. Ted Murphy supported the proposal but also observed that some such facilities already exist in Ireland.

However, ‘we could certainly do with more,’ he added.

Up to 50% OFF at The Shanagarry Design Centre’s 1st Birthday Celebrations THE Shanagarry Design Centre in East Cork are celebrating their first birthday this Bank Holiday weekend with a massive sale starting on April 21st and running until May 2nd inclusive.

Don’t miss out on the huge reductions in all departments including fashion and accessories, jewellery, pottery, homeware and gifts! Up to 50% will be slashed off throughout the store during this event, with at least 10% guaranteed off everything (excluding Newbridge).There are some fantastic bargains available, including 40% off new Orla Kiely bed linen. Located in East Cork the Shanagarry Design Centre offers a wide selection of popu-

CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Assurance given that Midleton's pavement project will bring 'minimum inconvenience' CLLR. Noel Collins sought a works schedule and asked if the works could be conducted at night. Cllr. Sean Buckley said some ratepayers were fearful that the town would be 'almost shut down' as per road works some years ago.

They feared being consequently unable to pay staff and suppliers, he informed, while 'a lack of information' was fuelling speculation. Traders fully understood, he stressed, that the project would be of considerable long-term benefit to the town.

Sympathy and scaremongering

Cllr. Mary Woods said she had 'sympathy for the traders' but that 'some are always complaining.' She believed they would be facilitated as had been the case when the main street was being resurfaced. Cllr. Pat Buckley suggested a liaison officer be appointed facilitate communications between council and traders. Cllr. Ted Murphy concurred and added that the work would be undertaken in sections, with a disruptions confined to a day or two per premises. He believed 'one or two traders are scaremongering on the main street.'

Town Manager, James Fogarty said the project involved 'a big balancing act' between rendering the town centre more vibrant, and getting the job done with minimum inconvenience. He, the town clerk and the town architect had met a traders’ deputation and he hoped they had allayed their fears. He said the courthouse offered an ideal starting point, with one half being renovated and the other half open.

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The family-run Shanagarry Design Centre is owned by the Kilkenny Group and operated by local Cork woman, Marian O’Gorman, daughter of the late entrepreneur, Christy Kelleher, founder of Blarney Woollen Mills.

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Marian O’Gorman says the company are delighted to be celebrating their first birthday in Shanagarry and look forward to many successful years ahead there.

She comments, 'Although we are currently operating in a very difficult economic environment at the moment, the East Cork venture has been very successful and one of the reasons behind this success has been the support we have received from the people of East Cork, and the wider hinterland, since the very first day we opened.' Synonymous with promoting Irish design and quality Irish

craftsmanship, the Kilkenny Group now operate eight Irish stores with outlets in Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Shanagarry, East Cork as well as a hugely popular online sales website ( The stores are renowned for their extensive range of beautifully crafted pottery and accessories, jewellery and fashion, homewares and gifts for all occasions.

There will be a Farmers Market in the centre this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12pm-4pm offering fantastic selections of locally sourced produce.



Mr. Fogarty said conducting the project at night was largely impractical due to supervision and cost considerations. There would be employment created, though he could not yet quantify the measure of local recruitment due to the tendering process. More pointedly, he stressed that 'none of the pavements in front of shop doors will be closed.' He said monthly meetings with traders had been agreed and he considered it 'mandatory' that daily meetings between traders and the Clerk of Works would ensue relevant to any particular issue. 'We’re here to facilitate traders and nobody will be inconvenienced to the extent of being put out of business,' he promised. With the tendering process ongoing, the manager could not yet provide the Programme of Works. The tenders were to be submitted by April 15th, opened in May, and the contract awarded in June. The earliest starting date, all going well, would be July, but only at the courthouse. No work would ensue in August due to 'builders’ holidays' and so it would resume in September. The Mayor said he felt reassured by the information and commitment supplied, which had underpinned his earlier feelings on the matter.

In conclusion, the Town Manager reflected that summer work would ensue on the Connolly Street upgrading. The laneways regeneration project would also proceed, again with minimal inconvenience, he stated. Ultimately, he hoped that Midleton would be able to promote its new look to great advantage.

Midleton resident charged with drink driving PIZEMYSLAW Palusinski, who resides in an apartment on Midleton's Main Street, stood before Midleton District Court on April 7th, charged with drink driving.

Mr. Palusinski was observed in control of a 98 Waterford-registered car on Midleton's Connolly Street, by Garda Cronin on March 6th of this year. Garda Cronin stopped Mr. Palusinski and arrested him for drink driving. A specimen of breath taken from the defendant was 66/100. The 27-year-old pleaded guilty in front of Judge Patwell and was fined €2,000. The convicted man was also suspended from driving for a period of 2 years and had his license endorsed.

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Gwyllim Dewick’s art is a credit to him in Youghal

ARTIST, Gwyllim Dewick, is currently exhibiting his paintings in Youghal Credit Union. Shane Supple spoke with Gwyllim this week about how this came about...

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He approached Barry Treacy at the Credit Union and asked if he could hold an exhibition of his paintings.Barry agreed and, with the help of his daughter, Gwyllim selected 10 of his paintings and hung them in the Credit Union. So far the reaction has been great.

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Speaking with some members of the Credit Union they agreed that the paintings brightened up the walls - and didn’t notice the queue in front moving along!

It’s great to see the Credit Union involved with the local community at such a level that they allow local artists to display their work. Gwyllim’s paintings are for sale, and information on how to buy

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International Babylost Mother’s Day-a walk to Remember

Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) are holding A Walk to Remember on May 1st at 3pm to commemorate International Babylost Mothers Day in Youghal, Co Cork. Please come along and join us on this 2km walk to remember all babies who have died. The walk will commence from the Market Square and will finish at the Beach (Front Strand). You will be given a balloon at the Market Square to which you can attach a message to your loved one, and then at the Strand there will be a short ceremony where we will release balloons with their names attached, in memory of our babies. All are welcome to come along (parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles or anyone else who would like to join us.) Let’s all walk together, and remember.

Information Evening – The Emer Casey Foundation

The Emer Casey Foundation will present an Information Evening on Female Cancers which will be held at the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal on tonight, Wednesday April 20th at 8pm. Guest Speakers on the night are: Dr. Sharon O’ Toole, Discovary Consortium, Dublin, Tess Chambers, Marie Keating Foundation All are welcome and admission is Free

Come along and Stride by the Tide

A unique evening has been organised for Tuesday, April 26th entitled Stride by the Tide. It will commence at 8pm. This is a flat four mile beach race which will be conducted under BHAA Rules. The race will commence and finish on the beach in front of the Hotel. Sponsored by the Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, Youghal, who will provide changing and shower facilities at the Leisure Centre. The prize giving will be held in the Coast Bar afterwards, with refreshments also served. Entry for BHAA Members is €5 and Non Members €7. Entry open on the night. Directions for Registration will be at the Hotel entrance. For directions Tel 024 93095/93050. For More Information go to

Host Families

Host families are required to welcome foreign exchange students into their homes, attending Pobalscoil na Tríonóide for the school year 2011/12. Families in close proximity to the town of Youghal, and with other children in the house, are preferred. This is a wonderful experience for both the family and student where cultures are exchanged and lives enriched. For more details please call 086 874 7751.

Free Gardening Workshops

Continuing the wonderful facility at the Blackwater Plants Plus Garden Centre every Sunday at noon, the Workshop for Sunday next, April 24th will focus on uncovering the secrets of fabulous hanging baskets. On May 1st, the workshop will cover companion planting – using herbs and flowers to protect vegetable plants from insect pests. These courses have no cost, no booking and no hassle. Just turn up. If you’d like more information, then please ring 024 92725.

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday to our two grandchildren, Conor and Katlyn Carey. Lots of love from Nan and Grandad Carey.

Friends of the Elderly Ireland are looking for computers to help expand and improve their Friendship Call service. Volunteers need computers and, with your help, they can reach out to thousands of elderly people who live alone and are housebound. This service makes such a difference to so many people, and donations of old computers will extend the service to so many more of our elderly. If you are upgrading your old computer this would be a great opportunity to help out Friends of the Elderly. If you can help then please call Dermot Kirwan on 01 873 1855 or email

Carer of the Year Award

The Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year Award is taking place again this year with a prize of €2,000 and a luxury spa break for two for the winner. This work acknowledges the hard work and dedication of all Carers at home and in the Community. Please note that this award is open to anyone who is a Carer. You do not have to be a member of the Irish Red Cross to apply. Anyone interested can pick up an application form in Cumman na Daoine. The closing date for receipt of entries is Thursday 12th May .

Tommy in Concert

Congratulations to Mark and Donna Carey on the birth of a baby girl, Megan Helen. Love from Mam and Dad.

Tommy Fleming will be performing in concert on July 19th next in St. Declan’s Church in Ardmore. This will be a wonderful event, so please put a note in your diary. A bus will be available to collect anyone who is interested in attending. Tickets will be on sale shortly and further information can be got from Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, Youghal on 024 91900. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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A summer evening concert will take place on Friday, May 6th at the Grain Store Ballymaloe .The event will involve a number of local acts from the East Cork Region, with music and song from famous musicals. This promises to be a most enjoyable evening at this splendid venue.Tickets are €15 and are now available on 087 6464115. Early booking is advised.

Youghal Indoor Bowls Results

Tuesday 29th March: Frances Forrest, Eileen Twomey, Bridget Flavin & Kathleen Bulman

It’s Carboot time in Redbarn

The Redbarn Carboot sale which ran very successfully all through last summer, will commence this year on Easter Sunday, April 24th, 10am until 4pm. The Redbarn Carboot makes a wonderful day out for people of all ages, with its array of stalls and bargains. This is more than just a Carboot as you can sit in the sun drenched seating area, enjoy some delicious home baking with a cuppa, and chat with friends and neighbours who are also out looking for that elusive ‘antique’. Art, Ceramics, bric a brac, books etc., will be on offer for the discerning, and the good news is that it will be on each Sunday during the coming weeks. Now is the time to root out what you don’t need from your attic, under the beds, the garage or wherever you store your unwanted items. Fill your car boot, pay €10 for your pitch for the day and set up business. Or just come and take a look around at your ease. See you there.

45 Drive

A 45 Drive will be held in the Ardmore Hall on Good Friday Night starting at 9.30 p.m. There will be refreshments on the night.

County Cork VEC are holding an Education Taster Course running three mornings a week at East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre in Youghal beginning on May 3rd and running for 6 weeks. The course is designed for adults who may be considering a return to education and covers communications, computers, maths, art and horticulture, study skills and making your experience count. If you would like more information or would like to book a place please call Sharon Lupton on 087 0903250.

45’ Drive Results GAA

1st: Assumpta and John; 2nd: Mossie and Richie: 3rd Angeline and Buster Best of the last five: Oliver and Mary: Last game Gene and Peg. Cards every Tuesday at 8.30pm in the GAA Hall, Magner’s Hill.

Youghal Community Alert April Meeting

One of the items on the Agenda of the April meeting of Youghal Community Alert was a Presentation on drug abuse which was given by Youghal Garda Sergeant Mark Ward, with drug squad Garda Aidan D’Ardis. Garda Ward firstly gave a report on the reported crime statistics in the Youghal area in the previous month which included public order offences, thefts, six arrests for drugs offences and underage drinking. The various offences were committed in Kenilworth, South Main Street and the Mall. Underage drinking was discovered at South Main Street, Greenpark, Breton Road and St Mary’s College. Thefts occurred in Tesco Car Park, Ballymacoda, Glendine, The Rendezvous Cafe, Rhincrew (private residence), Coleman/s Supermarket, Crowley’s Garage, Bayview Grove and Keniry’s Garage. Criminal Damage charges at Yew

Grattan Street. Drug related offences occurred at Carlton Wharf, Catherine Street, the area of Ardrath and Youghal Bay Holiday Homes. The presentation was expertly given, and received the applause of all present.

The next meeting of Youghal Community Alert will be held in the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7.45pm.

Summer Bazaar

Halla Deuglán, Ardmore’s Summer Bazaar, takes place on Sunday, July 3rd in aid of St Declan’s Community Hall and donations for the bric-a-brac stall would be very much appreciated. Also, the committee would be delighted with such items as household goods, delph, cutlery, ornaments, books, games, toys and the like. If you have anything that you’d like to donate, then please call Terry on 087 947 7213. The hall will be open each Saturday from 9.30am until 12 noon.

Albrin Society April Meeting

Following on their very successful monthly meetings, the Ailbrin Society presents an illustrated talk by Frances McCarthy on Blackrock Castle Observatory and the various programmes undertaken. 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 20th April at 8.30 p.m. in the Red Store, North Main Street, Youghal. Admission: members free, non-members €5. New members always welcome.

Traditional in Youghal

Ceolta Sí are the performing group of the Youghal Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in East Cork. Youghal CCÉ is 25 years old. Now based in the new, purpose built Brú na Sí centre, the branch is active throughout the year. Classes are provided in a range of instruments including button accordion, tin whistle, flute, fiddle, concertina, banjo and mandolin. The performing group, Ceolta Sí, performs regularly at the centre. Ceolta Sí has also performed extensively around the world. More recently younger groups, Lár na Cruinne and Draíocht an Oileáin, were founded and they have also performed at a variety of events and concerts ACTIVITIES:Summer workshops, Music Education, Cultural Performances, Tourist Entertainment and Shows

Youghal Toastmasters

The Youghal branch of Toastmasters meet every Thursday night at 7pm in the Walter Raleigh Hotel. New members are always very welcome.

Events/Cumann na Daoine April 20th - 26th

Wednesday, April 20th 10am to 12.30pm FÁS Clinic 1.30pm to 2.30pm Walking Group 3pm to 5pm Women’s Group 7.30pm to 9.00pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group) 7.30pm to 9.30pm ICA 7.30 to 9pm Disability Group Thursday, April 21st 11am to 1pm Men’s Drop-In 11.30am go 1pm Pottery Classes 7.30pm to 9.30pm Music Group 8pm to 9.45pm Bingo Tuesday, April 26th 5.45 - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

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The Ecclesiastical Review East Cork Ecclesiastical at Easter on June 18th to 20th. Contact John Dennehy 086 3064555 or 021 4883288.

Parish of Youghal

Holy Week

Easter Triduum

Wednesday, April 20th Reflection on the Easter Triduum after 10am Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Holy Week Masses Morning Masses :

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: St. Mary’s Church at 8am. Our Lady of Lourdes Church 10am. No Wednesday evening Mass

St. Mary’s Church

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00p.m. Prayer at the Altar of Repose from 8pm to 11pm Night Prayer at 11pm Good Friday, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm Prayer around the Cross from 8pm to 9pm Holy Saturday, Morning Prayer at 10am Solemn Easter Vigil at 9pm Easter Sunday, Mass of Easter Day 9am and 12noon

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Holy Thursday, Morning Prayer 10.00a.m Mass of the Lord’s Supper 6.30p.m. Good Friday Morning Prayer 10am. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 4pm. Holy Saturday, Solemn Easter Vigil 9pm. Easter Sunday, Mass of Easter Day 10am.

Holy Family Church

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30p.m. Good Friday, Stations of the Cross 12noon. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 7pm. Holy Saturday, Solemn Easter Vigil 9pm. Easter Sunday, Mass of Easter Day 11am.

St. Ita’s Church

Good Friday, Stations of the Cross 7.30p.m. Easter Sunday Mass of Easter Day 9.30a.m.

Adoration Chapel

The Chapel will close on Wednesday the 20th April at 12 midnight. It will reopen after the 12noon Mass on Easter Sunday.

Easter Week

Monday to Friday Our Lady of Lourdes Church 10am. Saturday St. Mary’s Church 10am. Please note there is no 8am or 7.30p.m Wednesday, Masses this week.

Weekday Mass


We thank all who contributed to the Stations. Thank you to all those who ‘hosted’ the stations in the country areas.

Envelopes for Easter Offerings to your priests are contained in your box of Envelopes for the weekly Parish Building Fund. Please hand them in at the collection or into one of the priest’s houses. Thank you for all your support

Easter Offerings for the Clergy

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street

Sunday, April 24th: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Mr. Des Davis. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 021-4294622.

Cork Methodist Church, Ardfallen, Douglas Road, Cork

Mass of the Chrism

Sunday, April 24th: 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.

Holy Thursday

Sunday mornings at 11am in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) nr Blackwater Heights. People from all backgrounds are welcome. Good Friday Service at 11am at 5 Na Prapóga, Chickley's Road. Easter Sunday, Special Family Service as we rejoice in the Resurrection. "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!" Luke Ch 24v5-6. For more information contact Mervyn Scott on 024-25964/0861732034 or see


Wednesday of Holy Week Our Lady of Lourdes Church 10.30am. to 11am. Holy Saturday, St. Mary’s Church 10.30am to 12.30pm. Wednesday, April 20th: St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, 7.30pm During this celebration the priests of the diocese will renew their Priestly commitment and Archbishop Clifford, Apostolic Administrator will bless and consecrate the oils that will be used during the year ahead in the celebrations of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Anointing of the Sick in the diocese. All are welcome to join in this most important celebration in the diocese. Trocáire boxes should be brought to the Church on that evening. If possible, please convert your families Trocáire contribution to cheque or notes before returning it.

Good Friday

This is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Meat should not be eaten and meals should be simple as an expression of Penance. A collection will be made on Good Friday for the upkeep of the Holy Places in the Holy Land.

Youghal Baptist Church

Parish of Carrigtwohill

Priest on Duty – Fr. Gabriel.


Wednesday, April 20th at 8.30pm Prayer Group.


Annual 3 day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg and Knock

Spy Wednesday: Mass at 7.30 and 10am. Holy Thursday: Confession from 12noon to 1pm and from 7pm to 7.45pm. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm. Adoration at the Altar of Repose until midnight. Holy Hour from 11pm to 12midnight. Good Friday: Confessions from 12noon to 1pm, from 4pm to 5pm, from 7pm to 8pm and at 8.30pm. Celebration of the Lord’s passion at 3pm. Stations of the Cross at 8pm. Holy Saturday: Morning Prayer 10am. Confessions from 12noon to 1pm and from 7pm to 8pm. Easter Vigil at 10pm. Easter Sunday: Mass at 8.30am, 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Cloyne Priests on EWTN

Holy Week

From 10.30am to 7.30pm Monday to Friday: Fr. Eamon McCarthy C.C., Fr. Jim Moore, C.C., Fr. John McCarthy, C.C., Fr. Patrick Winkle, C.C., Fr. Pat Scanlon, P.P., Recorded in St Colman’s Cathedral.

Cloyne Diocesan Pilgramage to Knock

The Annual Cloyne Diocesan Pilgramage to Knock will take place on Sunday, May 8th. The bus will be leaving from the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton at 6.45am on the Sunday morning. Those interested can book tickets at €21 each, by ringing Mauraid Downey on 087 9732021 or John McCarthy on 021 4633529.

Parish of Midleton and Ballintotas

Good Friday Service at 7pm - Church Building in the Park. Contact Andy Compton – 0860861970

Midleton Evangelical Church

Holy Rosary Church

Holy Thursday, April 21st. No morning Mass. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (do this in memory) at 5pm and Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm Good Friday, April 22nd: Liturgy at 3pm and 7.30pm. Stations of the Cross at 5pm. Holy Saturday, April 23rd: Concelebrated Vigil Mass at 9pm.

Confession Times:

Wednesday, April 20th after 10am Mass. Holy Thursday, April 21st from 3pm to 4pm. Good Friday, April 22nd from 12n oon to 1pm. Holy Saturday, April 23rd from 11.30am to 1.30pm and from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Hospital Chapel Mass/Liturgy Times

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 4pm. Good Friday: Stations of the Cross at 2pm. This collection will be taken up at the Good Friday Liturgies.

Collection for Holy Places

Easter offerings

Envelopes for the Easter offerings are available at the door of the Church.

Trocaire Boxes

Pleased return your Trocaire Box to the Sacristy or the Parish office during the week.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Church

Holy Thursday, April 21st: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 4pm. Good Friday, April 22nd: Stations at 2pm. Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Do this in Memory) at 7.30pm. Good Friday: Liturgy at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday: Vigil Mass at 9pm.

Ballintotas Mass/Liturgy Times

Confession Times

Holy Thursday at 7pm, and Good Friday at 7pm

Parish of Cobh Chrism Mass

Chrism Mass will be celebrated in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh at 7.30pm on tonight, 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.

Happy Easter from all at the

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Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Help Midleton stay tidy!

MIDLETON Tidy Towns are now meeting every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm at Hurley's SuperValu car park. Litter clean ups, flower planting and general cleaning will be planned in advance. Please support us and help us make Midleton even nicer than it is!

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association

Thursday, April 21st: Pitch and Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Tuesday, April 26th: 45 Drive at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm.

Wednesday, April 27th: Swimming available at the Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa, from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Choir practice at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.00pm.

Midleton Credit Union Car Draw this weekend

The second of six car draws will take place on Staurday, April 23rd in the Credit Union Office, Main Street, Midleton, at 11am.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

An Alzheimer’s Tea Day will be held on Thursday, May 5th in the home of Catherine and David Cashman, Castle View.







Midleton Macra na Feirme relaunched

The above has been relaunched, with a weekly sports night on Wednesdays at 8.30pm at Midleton Community Centre, Bailick Road, Midleton. Sports include soccer, volleyball, dodgeball etc. if interested head on down or contact James on 087 1341021 or Moss on 087 2123628.

Midleton Active Retirement Choir

The above was back in action again on Wednesday last, and most of the members were present under the baton of Anne Crowley and accompanist Seán Curtin. Anne welcomed all the members, including new members, Johanna Coufy, and she thanked the choir members for their participation in the Novena Masses and were highly commended by all present each day. Anne has a big repertoire of musc for the coming weeks, and is hoping for a full complement of members for the next practice on Wednesday, April 27th, at 2pm at the Edmund Rice Centre.

Dancing at Midleton GAA Pavilion

Manager, Pat Wafer invites dancers to avail of the opportunity to enjoy top class music every Saturday night in the Midleton GAA Pavilion. Saturday next will be to the music of Eddie Keogh, and Easter Saturday night to the Noel Furlong Band, who will be playing in Midleton for the first time. Pat, on behalf of the GAA Club, extends Easter greetings to all.


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The Regional Manager of the Irish Heart Foundation, Anne O’Riordan, was invited to St. Mary’s High School, Midleton, courtesy of Ms. Liz Nagle, to talk to the pupils of Transition Year on the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, which is still Ireland’s number one killer. She distributed very informative leaflets, and the pupils and teachers thanked her sincerely for the lecture, which lasted one hour. Anne asked the teachers to allow the girls to help out for Happy Heart Weekend and they decided to collect on Thursday, May 12th at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton, and Main Street, Midleton, and Friday, May 13th at Tesco, Market Green, Midleton. The launch of Happy Heart Weekend will take place at the Midleton Park Hotel on Wednesday, April 27th at 11am. The lady who will do the launch this year is Bridget Iball, who is a Founder Member and Chairperson of the Midleton Branch.

Cork East Male Voice Choir with Midleton Concert Band & Guests

The above are holding a Summer Evening Concert at the Grain Store, Ballymaloe, Shanagarry, on Friday, May 6th, at 8pm. Tickets €15, available from Sheena’s Boutique, Main Street, Midleton.

Get well, Tom

Wedding congratulations

Thank you for your help!

Congratulations to the Midleton Youth Parish Group

Glad to hear that Tom McCarthy is at home again after his recent stay in hospital and our message for Tom is ‘take care’ and hopefully you will soon be back in your usual top form and enjoying a sing song. Cllr. Margaret Trundle and Pat Parker wish to extend heartfelt thanks to all who helped them in the collection for the Community Games at Hurley’s SuperValu, and to all who so generously supported them, which is very much appreciated.

Over 60’s Talent Contest


Happy hearts at St. Mary’s High School

Congratulations to Charlie McAllister our local representative, who qualified for the final of the Over 60’s Talent Contest at the City Hall, Cork, which will be held on Sunday, May 29th. Commiserations to Johnny Delaney, who all of us present felt should have qualified also, but knowing Johnny he will not give up. It was a night of top class entertainment, with twenty two singers from the city and county giving of their best. Fourteen were chosen for the final, which promises to be a night to remember. Guest Artiste, Noreen Dillon, with her hilarious stories had the audience in fits of uproarious laughter. Noreen is a revelation, never tells the same story twice and is always appreciated by her audience. Guest singer, John Healy, who won the competition many years ago, gave a tremendous rendition of his winning song. This was certainly a night to chase away the winter blues, and already looking forward to the final in May.

Dance and Drama Camp

The above will be held in Midleton GAA Pavilion, on Thursday and Friday, April 28th and 29th, from 10am to 1pm. This is a fun filled action packed introduction to the arts for children aged 7 to 12 years. Numbers will be limited, so contact Sinéad on 083 3275082 or Noelle on 086 1528296 to book a place for your child. The camp will cost #40 per child. For details visit

Heartiest congratulations to Sabrina Gubbins andd Michael Lyons, who were married in GouganeBarra on Saturday last, and good luck to you both for the future.

Congratulations to the Midleton Youth Parish Group, who sang the Mass in the Holy Rosary Church on Saturday last and to Fintan Finn, Margaret Trundle and Alan Stanton, for their accompaniment. The soloists were outstanding.

Green Flag for Gaelscoil Mhanistir Na Corann

Congratulations to the Principal Mairéad Uí Fhloinn, and the staff of Gaelscoil Mhanistir Na Corann on the prestigious occasion of raising their first Green Flag on Thursday last. Thanks to all who helped to make this day possible. May it be the first of many.

Happy Birthday!

Birthday greetings to Roseanne Scannell, College View, Alison Duggan, Marie Kelleher, Teddy Lambe, Fergus Lynch, Shannon Deady, Catherine Bolger, Mary McSweeney, Brian O’Keeffe, Shannon Howard, Janice McHarg, our granddaughter 4 year old Leah Kate Woulfe and her grandma Ludmilla, living in Switzerland. KW.

Belated birthday greetings to Martina O’Callaghan, Farsid, and hoping that Martina’s mother Noreen is feeling much better. Also belated birthday good wishes to Mrs. Mary Cashman, Lourdesvillas. KW.

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An early start to ATURALLY the boating season PEAKING

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DUE TO the exceptionally good weather for the last couple of weeks the boating season has started early this year.

On the shelves you will also find a large selection of shackles, swivels and mooring ropes.

In a partnership initiative with CH Marine you will now find a well stocked marine supply outlet at the Pier Service Station, and you will find great deals on anti-fouling, rollers and trays, at the moment.

The Pier Service Station is located in the south eastern corner of Cork harbour and is ideally located for a visit by water for fuel,tea or coffee, grocery supplies and of course, chandlery.

If you are preparing your boat for the water you can now source all your maintenance products at the Pier Service Station, Lower Aghada, near Whitegate, 6 miles from Midleton.

IN Ireland we really have a startlingly small selection on native wild mammals. Depending on how we define our selection of mammal species, then we only have a range of between 50 and 60 mammals. While this selection seems to be ever increasing, as we have recently added the likes of the Greater White-toothed Shrew and several species of bat, it doesn’t change the importance of our true natives. One of the longest term resident mammals in Ireland is the Eurasian Otter, a beautiful animal that has been resident here for 10,000 years. With a population of only 12,000 in Ireland we have to consider ourselves very lucky each time we manage to see one in the wild. While otters don’t have a strict breeding season, at this time of the year otters are very likely to be breeding and, possibly, already raring cubs.

The otter’s den is called a holt and is very often accessible only by an underwater entrance. One otter can actually maintain several holts as an individual’s range may consist of more than 15km of waterway. The presence of otters in a waterway is a good indicator of the water quality, largely because pollution reduces the availability of food. The Eurasian Otter can take up residence on the coast as long as freshwater is available for cleaning their fur. At sea the otter will expand its already varied diet to include seafood, and will plentifully consume shelled morsels like crabs. The otter will happily use stones to smash open shellfish and will, reportedly, tuck a favourite stone under his arm to keep it handy. The beautiful whiskers that frame the otter’s face are used to detect food underwater. Up until recently it was believed that under water foraging was conducted using sight and touch. Recently it has been become apparent that the Eurasian Otter may actually be able to smell underwater.

Apart from the pressures of hunting, the otter population was painfully damaged over the second half of the 1900s, largely thanks to pollution of waterways. While the otter population of Ireland is reasonably healthy it was shown in the 2004/2005 otter survey to be lower than expected. This survey also showed that otters were only appearing at 70% of survey sites compared with 88% in 1980. That said, in the shorter term the otter population may be recovering as the UK population is up 55% between 1994 and 2002.

Don’t forget safety. It is important to ensure that you have enough life jackets aboard before your boat hits the water and there is a great selection of buoyancy aids, life jackets and wet suits on display and on special offer at the moment.

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Those who keep hens and ducks often fear that otters will pose a threat to their stock. While it is apparently true that otters can pose a threat, this threat is often wildly over estimated as, in Ireland, only 3% of otter spraints (droppings) contain evidence of bird, this number nearly completely dominated by wild fowl. Apart from the fact that the otter poses no real threat to domestic fowl, it is actually completely illegal to trap or kill otters, in accordance with the Wildlife Act 1976. With only 12,000 of the otters in the country, and considering their mysterious and nocturnal nature, it can be incredibly difficult to watch them looping through the water. To confirm the presence of otters in a waterway watch out for sweet smelling spraint (little dropping mounds) in obvious places where the otter leaves it to mark its territory (most animals are content to use urine for markings rather than actual faecal matter but I guess the otter just has to be different). Otter prints can also be identified because the webbing between their feet leaves an impression between their toes. Keep your eyes peeled, as otters are becoming very active at this time of year thanks to their needs to breed and raise young.

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A bridge too far Midleton church for wedding couple to install in Midleton? permanent wheelchair ramp


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PROPOSED refurbishments mean that future wheelchair users availing of the polling station as St. John the Baptist church, Midleton, will likely be able to avail of a permanent access ramp, town clerk Joe McCarthy told April’s town council meeting.

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Mr McCarthy was commenting during a motion tabled by Cllr. Tom Cashman that the town council ‘ensure ramp facilities are provided for wheelchair users at future elections.’

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Cllr. Cashman said there had been scant availability of the wooden ramp at the church during the last general election. The town clerk said there was always a wooden ramp inside the church door, which was available on request. Cllr. Margaret Trundle questioned how a person in a wheelchair would get into the church in the first place to ask for it! ‘Normally a person in a wheelchair is accompanied,’ responded the town clerk. ‘Not always‌’, argued Cllr. Trundle.

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MIKE and Yvonne Hickey arrived for their wedding reception at the Vienna Woods Hotel, last Saturday, in different outfits than they had planned for their big day.

‘In most cases,’ returned Mr. McCarthy. ‘No,’ insisted Cllr. Trundle. ‘On the day of the election it was pointed out to me that they had been lifting in wheelchairs all day,’ Mr Cashman interjected, somewhat impatiently. ‘They obviously didn’t use it but it was there because I checked it that morning,‘ the Town Clerk replied.

Luckily, the day was saved when local wedding outfitters replaced their clothes free of charge - and the happy couple sealed the deal with a kiss. (Photo: Provision)

‘The owners of the building are proposing improvements, including installing a permanent ramp,’ he added. ‘I don’t know when but the problem should be resolved permanently.’

The couple had a fall earlier in the day, while posing for pictures at the Jameson Experience’s gardens in Midleton, when a bridge collapsed.

Mr McCarthy then explained that, while the town council provided the ramp, it was the returning officer’s responsibility to ensure it was available.

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‘WHEN five vibrant personalities, sharing a passion for performance, combined forces on a quest for musical satisfaction, RADIOSTAR was born..’ One cannot even begin to describe the exhileration you feel

witnessing the live performance of Cork-based Band, Radiostar. Their exciting and energetic stage shows, combined with tasty arrangements of all the classic hits, will get you off the stool and onto the floor. Radiostar is a five piece line up con-

sisting of drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and five vocals. Their live performances are a testament to their musical talents and powerful stage presence, leaving even the fussiest of punters smiling. Fronting Radiostar is one of

Cork’s most powerful vocalists, Caroline Spillane (Bandon) who’s lively and fun personality injects a life into this band quite like no other band you will have seen before. Nora King (Ashbourne, Co. Meath) pulsates the bass through the performance as Glaswegian lead guitarist, Vinny Parker, digs deep down and dirty for his riffs to complement the cleverly-arranged takes on the classic hits. Drummer, Rory Dillon (Carrigaline) pounds the rhythm into this lively act and Sound Engineer and Keyboardist, Noel Howard (Macroom) adds the final sequences and synths that intensify and elevate Radiostars sound into orbit. Mix it all up with five outgoing performers, harmonising and interacting with both the punters and on stage. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this gig. RADIOSTAR are a band quickly shooting to the top and you do not want to miss this ride. Radiostar play live in Wallis, Midleton on May 26th and August 14th.

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Change your life, Change your shape Nicky Doyle who lost 3st 9lb

East Cork snippets A Mobile Blood Donor Clinic will take place at Glanmire Community College on Thursday, April 28th from 5pm to 8.30pm. Please help save a life.

Mobile Blood Donor Clinic in Glanmire

All’s Well & Good for Rude Health Week in Midleton

The Lower Aghada Pier Development Group would like to say a huge thank you for the support and contributions, in whatever form, for our very successful Race Night at Rosie’s Bar, on Friday, March 25th 2011.

Lower Aghada Pier Development Group UNISLIM is Ireland’s longest running slimming club, and we are also Ireland’s smartest. How can we lay such a confident claim? Its all down to our clever formula: Food maximizing. In short, this system allows room for manoeuvre. It means you don’t have to say no to that delicious slice of birthday cake. It turns guilt into a thing of the past. Food maximizing means life’s essential little pleasures are all yours - forever. Following extensive consultation with our nutritional experts, Unislim introduced the Food

Maximizing Plan. And it worked. You loved the plans flexibility. You loved that Food Maximizing meant you never felt hungry. You also loved the results!

Standing still, however, is not our thing at Unislim. So, we brought in the experts again: YOU. Unislim members have given us their feedback to produce the shiny all new and improved Food Maximizing Mark Two.

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Your local class meets: **New Class**

MIDLETON Midleton Park Hotel Wednesdays 9am - 10.30am 5.30pm - 7pm (Commencing April 6th) Contact your Class Leader Anita on 086 3895182

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All in all the committee were delighted with the response, and while the finances raised of €15,000, get us well on our way towards our target, we are more than delighted by the encouragement that we have received from all sections of the local community. There is now a sense of total community involvement in this project to save the Aghada Pier, and in the development and enhancement of the car park area.

Since the Race Night, we have had further meetings with the Port of Cork and the Cork County Council, and while the final details or final figures are not yet at hand, we are well on the road. The best estimates are that the local contribution will need to be in the region of €72,000, which will cover; repairs to the pier stone work; repairs to the stone steps; repairs to the slipway – to be carried out under a separate contract; removal of the timber topping at the head of the pier; installation of four river piles, to which a pontoon can be attached, and the purchase and installation of pontoons to give access to water at all levels of the tide. So that is where we are at, at the moment. A target of €72,000, so lots more to do.

The Aghada Pier Development Group are planning to have a Nautical Car Boot Sale in May, at the Lower Aghada Pier area, where you can come along and either buy or sell various items of a nautical nature. What is one person’s junk may well be another person’s treasure, so this might be the perfect opportunity to clear out all the unwanted stuff that you have hoarded for years. There will also be a Family Day with lots of water borne activities, in the Lower Aghada area, on June 12th, which ties in with a weekend of nautical activities in the Cork Harbour area, scheduled for the evening of Friday, June 10th, Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th. So put a note on your calendar for these dates. Again, many thanks for your support to date, and in the past. This project has been some fifteen years developing to reach this stage and the end is now in sight.

We look forward to you enjoying the enhanced Lower Aghada facilities in the near future, as a result of our combined efforts. Results from Sunday, April 17th Best overall score: Pat O’Leary Winning ladies: Margaret Mulkeen, Maureen Hurley, Catherine O’Flynn, Margaret O’Flynn, Claire Kennedy, Kay Clifford, Margaret O’Flynn and Joan McHugh. Winning gents: M. Fenton, K. Scanlon, B. Brennan, David Morrisson, Daniel O’Flynn, M. Moran, M. Scannell & Noel Hales. Raffle: Kay Clifford, Anne Hurley & Stephen Hales. Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp in Fermoy Bridge Club’s premises. All welcome. Enquiries to 025 32086.

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LAST Saturday, Well & Good, Broderick Street, Midleton, welcomed a host of local health specialists to the immensely popular store, as part of Rude Health Week.

Sarah Granville, Kinesiologist (pictured above with Jill Bell, left), was on hand to test people for food sensitivities and to discuss the options available to them, if they were allergic to one type of food. Meanwhile, staff handed out complimentary samples of Carrageen Moss Pudding. The East Cork Journal was a little dubious when we received our miniature pudding and spoon and, we confess, were looking for somewhere to casually deposit it. How wrong we were! The pudding was deli-

cious and, as Jill Bell, proprietor, Well & Good, told us, ‘Carrageen Moss is packed full of nutrients and vitamins. Just because it’s good for you, doesn’t mean it has to taste bad!’

As part of Rude Health Week, those who made a purchase from Well & Good during the week were entered into a draw for the beautiful hampers pictured. Congratulations to Joyce MacCarthaigh who won the food hamper and to Rachel Healy, the lucky winner of the Atlantic Aromatics basket.

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Fantasy comes true for Beibhinn Glanmire student honoured for ‘The Mark of the Sioga’


MDLETON Town Council has adopted a new, temporary Purchase Scheme for Long-standing Tenants of council houses. The scheme is intended to allow long-standing tenants of 10 years plus, and who haven’t availed of purchase schemes hitherto, an opportunity to avail of more attractive terms. Town Clerk, Joe McCarthy said the 2011 scheme differed from its predecessor, the 1995 scheme, in that the purchase price is the market value minus a tenancy deduction of up to 45% -or 3% per annum for up to 15 years’ (Compared to 3% p.a. for 10 years under the 1995 scheme.) The closing date for applications is December 31st 2011 and applicants

must complete the purchase by 2012. ‘The purchased property must remain the buyer’s principal place of residence for a minimum of 20 years,’ concluded the Town Clerk, ‘and if they want to sell it on meantime, they must get the permission of the council.’

Glanmire set to bloom for Cork SIMON

CORK Simon Community is holding an Open Garden at Kilroan, Glanmire on April 30th, between 12pm and 6pm. This is a beautiful, large, mature garden for all seasons with a variety of areas naturally flowing into one another. Featuring a large collection of camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, Japanese maples and other special trees and shrubs, woodland, a wisteria walk, a rockery, an alpine gravel area and more... Directions: From Cork on the R639 through Glanmire Village, pass Riverstown Cross and take the next turn to the right at Hazelwood. Go straight to the little roundabout at Brooklodge, first left off the roundabout. Kilroan is ¾ way up the hill on the right hand side – past the old stone wall, the entrance has heavy stone gate posts with no name. A lodge is on the left hand side of the gate.

BEIBHINN Ni Cheilleachair from Colaiste an Phiarsaigh in Glanmire was honoured recently for making it to the final 16 of the ‘ Fantasy Writing Competition’ with ‘The Mark of the Sioga.’ The judges described her story as ‘an eerie tale of rapture and enchantment.’

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5,000 pupils nationwide and 578 pupils from 59 schools across Cork entered the competition.

Beibhinn is pictured at the Awards presentation ceremony in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin with her parents, Ger and Edel. (Photo: Jason Clarke Photography)

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There are currently over 100 volunteers involved in the station, all doing what they can to provide this invaluable service to the area.

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THIS week saw Community Radio Youghal set up a stall at Youghal Credit Union to allow members of the latter avail of a very special membership offer with the former.

Declan Gibbons, Station Manager of CRY spoke about how they hoped to get more people from the community involved in the station. ‘It seems when you suggest to people to become involved in the radio station they all think that they would have to produce a radio programme or go on air, or even work in the background - but this is not the case,’ Declan stated. ‘You can become involved in Community Radio Youghal quite simply by becoming a member. You do not have to do anything. Membership is priced at €12 for the year which works out at less then 25 cents a week,’ Declan went on. ‘If you are a member of Youghal Credit Union there is a facility whereby you can have €1 per month transferred from your account to go towards membership of Community Radio Youghal. So what do you get for your membership? Well, to start with, you are then allowed to vote at the AGM and become involved; you can have your say at meetings and can avail of the newsletter which will keep you informed of what’s going on.’

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MIDLETON’S Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

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Aghada & Whitegate Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

ON Friday, April 8th, St. Erasmus’ Church, Aghada played host to the Aghada & Whitegate Parish Confirmations 2011. Starting off foggy, the sun emerged just in time for the children to arrive at the church. Fr. Kelleher performed the ceremony which included more than 40 chilKiera O’Hanlon & Aryn Quinn dren. ABOVE: Robert Stafford & family

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Civic reception for Supt. Flor Horan as retirement is imminent ON Thursday, April 14th, Midleton Town Council held a civic reception for Superintendent Flor Horan of Midleton Garda Station. Councillors, Niall O’Neill, Mayor of Midleton, Joe McCarthy, Town Clerk Flor’s wife and son, Patricia and David (Flor’s daughters, Helena and Jane were unable to attend), the new Town Manager, friends and countless members of An Garda Siochana attended the reception to honour Supt. Horan, prior to his retirement on May 6th, 2011. Supt. Horan has covered a veritable map of Ireland, since joining An Garda Siochana in 1975. Originally from Co. Kerry, Flor has been based in Cork for many years and was appointed as superintendent in the mid-noughties. Congratulated by all present, and thanked for his many years of service to the people of East Cork and further afield, Supt. Horan’s already looking forward to his retirement. ‘I plan on getting back into playing squash,’ he tells the East Cork Journal. So, he’ll still be at the courts then...

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FORD FOCUS has been a huge sales success in Ireland. The Irish Focus fleet of circa 100,000 cars has netted €800,000,000 in taxes for the Government coffers since the car was launched here in 1998!

THE SHEER practicality of the Hyundai i40, with its quality finish and huge luggage capacity, will attract buyers

IT IS a case of upwards and onwards for Hyundai as its latest arrival, the i40, moves into a whole new segment for the company to mix it with the charttoppers of the volume-selling family/fleet market, Toyota Avensis, Ford Mondeo and VW Passat. A head-turner at the recent Geneva Motor Show, the all new i40 enters the battle with an estate version, in June, and will follow with a saloon in December.

Premium quality is also a key to success in this market segment and the i40 has such goodies as a heated steering wheel, an auto defog system and rear seat recline for passengers who like to lounge in comfort when the huge boot is not full to capacity. The extra long wheelbase (2.8m) provides generous passenger space and 553 litres of cargo capacity. With the rear seats folded, this converts into 1,719 litres, a volume area only beaten by the VW Passat. All the fixtures at premium brand. Inside there is a sweeping dashboard with a good layout of controls

and flexible seating. The exterior lines are imposing. Upfront an hexagonal grille and the rear end could be described as a notchback — a cross between a hatchback and a wagon. All very sporty looking.

Hyundai has had customer tasting sessions and the new design has had high approval ratings. Hyundai Ireland boss, Stephen Gleeson, feels that the i40 could be the top seller for the company next year with high fleet interest pushing sales above the 1,000 mark. The good road manners experienced during a short drive in Germany will win over those who take a test drive, and the 1.7 litre 136 bhp diesel engine gives a gutsy but quiet performance through the gears. Stability in cornering was top rate throughout. There is also a 1.7 litre 115 bhp output engine available, which may be the big seller here, and Hyundai has plans to launch a 160 bhp output engine also.

Prices have to be decided, but a figure in the region of €25,000 is being mentioned and this version should have a generous amount of goodies on board.

This figure is based on Focus buyers spending circa €2 billion on purchasing their cars. Eddie Murphy, Chairman and MD of Ford Ireland quoted the figures as he launched the latest Focus.

The new Focus is simply excellent and vastly improved on what was already a very good car. With prices starting at €20,825 for a 1.6 litre 5door petrol entry level model, and a small price walk of €400 to the saloon version at €21,225, the new car will be hard to resist.

Ford is also bringing to this sector for the first time some excellent safety enhancing driver aids like 'Active city Stop'. For a reasonable €420 this system will automatically stop the car from driving into the car in front at speeds of up to 30km/h. A drivers assist pack (€1,500) includes lane departure assist - the car will give slight steering assistance to keep the car in its lane, plus in the pack you get a side blind spot indicator system. Brilliant Eco-Boost engines are coming down the line, as is Ford's 'Sync' connectivity. From launch there are 5 engine options. The vast majority of sales will be in hatchback form with a func-

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Stilettos, Style, Skirts and Students in Youghal DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

ONCE AGAIN, the Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide transition year students pulled out all the stops when they hosted their second fashion show on Friday, April 1st. Fashion was, of course, the main item on the TY Agenda, but there was also great live music, superb dance performances, and wonderful entertainment laid on for the huge numbers who turned up to support the students, who were donating all proceeds to the Cancer Support Group in Youghal, Midleton and Cobh.

Hosted by Cork Ladies Footballer, Angela Walsh, the night was an extravaganza of the latest in styles and fashions, all from local boutiques in Youghal. Helen’s, Genesis, Flavin’s Sports, Danelles, Hennessy Sports, Neville’s Drapery and Nu Schuzz all vied with each other to display their fantastic range and the TY student models sashayed, twirled, swaggered and pranced on the catwalk, to great appreciation and applause from the audience. Young and not so young were thrilled with the spectacle, mams and dads ooohed and aaahed when their daughters appeared in their finery, and the grans and granddads were delighted when their grandsons arrived dressed in the latest sports gear, parading up and down to the upbeat music with collars up, and sleeves down. An innovative highlight was the Historical section, entitled Fashion Through the Ages. The students covered the Stone age, Roman, Norman, Early to late Medieval, Tudor, 18th Century, 19th Century, 1920’s, 1950’s and 1960’s, which was amazing and great fun.

This was also a great community effort in Youghal, TY student models Eithne Lynch, Chloe Walsh, Catalina O’Brien and with flowers by Absolute Flowers making a wonder- Tirna Hennessy land of colour, expert make-up was created by Harmony- A Touch of Spa, costumes were on loan from Ashlinn Collins and Mel, and 20th Century costumes were on loan from Helen Buckley, Costurama,

Edel, Sarah, Chloe and Isabella

Stage and lighting were provided by Alastair Symons. Stands from the various businesses in Youghal were set up in the foyer to greet everyone on their arrival. Jeni Dorrian Lee and Sylvia Gillman-Pearson played a very big part in the organising and running of this great show and they are to be applauded for their efforts in making the evening such a success. It was a night which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – the students, teachers, family members and everyone who came along to this now annual fashion show.

Coco Chanel once said that ‘a girl should be two things – classy and fabulous’. The Pobalscoil na Tríonóide TY students 2011 are certainly class(y) and on Friday night last they also ‘showed’ just how fabulous they really are.

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Three generations of fashionable ladies, Joan, Sandra and Ciara

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Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide join the fight against cancer

Paul and Musetta have an eye for fashion

Emily Murphy and Lucy Goggin, who came along to see the latest fashion

The ladies – Siobhán (modelling for Neville’s) and AnnMarie (displaying the Danelle range)

Judy Ansbro, Avril Geary and Anne Kniasos (nee Farrell) delighted with the styles from Helen’s Boutique

Andrew Twomey and Avril Riordan enjoying the night

Valerie Bourke gives support to her model friend, Emma Flavin, who struts the Danelle style

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Maura Davis and Helen Brooks pose for the East Cork Journal

Little Abigail, who wants to be a model when she grows up, at the Fashion Show with Mum, Una and friends

Big smiles for the camera from Gosia and Laurraine of Harmony- A Touch of Spa

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Waterford Festival of Food leaves W a y everyone With Declan Barron Trekkin Eegits event hungry another great success for more! The


A Trekkin’ Eegits Walk in 2009 - they haven’t looked back since THE Trekki’ Eegits fundraising event took place in Cappoquin over the weekend and it, too, was a great success raising badly needed funds for the West Waterford and Marymount Hospices.

Mai McNamara passes away

ALL in Ardmore were sad to hear that Mai McNamara, wife of Dr. DJ McNamara, passed away on Friday. The funeral held on Monday was a huge affair as this very popular lady was laid to rest. To her husband Dr McNamara, son Dan, daughters, Eleanor, Bernadette and Ann along with their families and friends, we offer our sincere sympathy on your sad loss. Mrs. McNamara was an institution in Ardmore and offered a kind word to patients as they waited to be seen by her husband while in practice. In recent years she was still involved in local activities, and she will be sorely missed by her legion of friends. The local GAA club formed a guard of honour for the removal. Ar Dheis De Go Raibh a ainm.

Waterford defeat Galway

WATERFORD ended their hurling league campaign with victory over Galway on Sunday, thus ending the hopes of the Tribesmen in the process. Waterford now turn their attention to their championship meeting with Limerick, and in preparation they will face Cork in Clashmore on May 2nd. A meeting with League finalists, Kilkenny, is also planned for later in the month of May taking place in Tallow. For now, however, the Waterford fans are happy enough with the way things are progressing. The senior hurling championship group section now goes ahead over the next two weekends with plenty of exciting hurling action to look forward to as players return to their clubs.

All the walkers enjoyed a great few days with plenty of craic as the various stages were completed in good spirit. So, whether you’re an eejit or not - you can always be a Trekkin’ v

Cappoquin Tidy Towns THE local Cappoquin Tidy Towns committee is leaving no stone unturned in their quest to keep their town clean and tidy. All of the local clubs and organisations have been roped in to do their bit in the clean up and control of litter in and around the town, and a great community spirit is being fostered as a result of their efforts. The hardworking committee, under the leadership of Mary Coughlan, is certainly making their mark and Cappoquin should certainly increase their marks in the county as a result of the work being put in.

Anyone for cricket?

YES, cricket. It is certainly becoming more popular with the masses in Ireland and has undergone a great revival in the past five years. Lismore, which has one of the oldest clubs in Ireland, is getting ready for the new season and would welcome any new members who would like to give it a go. Once the preserve of the gentry, Cricket is now for everyone and while it still is a minority game in Ireland, it is growing in popularity. If you would like to know more or want to join the Lismore Cricket club, then please call Ian Magee 085-7217668 for adult players or David Campion 086-1017636 for junior players with training on a Tuesday for juniors and Wednesday for adult players.

BIGGER, better and growing is how one could describe the Waterford Festival of food that was staged in Dungarvan and Lismore over the weekend. The fine weather again graced the event, and the Mall in Lismore on Saturday and Grattan Square in Dungarvan were a hive of activity as a huge number of people passed through the town over the four day event. Festivals such as this showcase the West Waterford area in a positive fashion, and while a lot of hard work goes into the organisation of such an event, the numbers that turned out for the many events incorporated with the festival proves that if you put on a good show, the people will support it. Dungarvan and Lismore once again showed West Waterford in a very positive light and all associated with the Festival of Food can take a bow for another job well done.

Ballyin Gardens now open for summer season

THE very popular Ballyin Gardens, Lismore are now open to the public from April 15th until June 30th from 9am to 1pm on weekdays and from 10am to 5pm on weekends and bank holidays. The gardens are closed on Mondays so if you want to book a visit, which costs just €5, then contact 058-54608 to arrange your time.

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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THIS time of the year all gardeners are delighted to get back into the garden. If you want your garden to look well throughout the summer, the preparation must have already started. House Plants - Houseplants become the poor cousins to garden plants by the time spring comes into being, but your trustworthy indoor companions need some attention, too. Move your houseplants outdoors for summer by gradually increasing the exposure to sunlight which they receive. Many houseplants will appreciate a spring application of fertilizer to promote summer growth. May is a great month to repot your houseplants and give them a larger home by transplanting them into a pot one to two inches larger than the ones they currently live in. Lawn Care in May - If you did not apply a lawn fertilizer

in April then you should do so in May. An application of fertilizer in spring will help the lawn with depth of color and appearance. Use a slow release nitrogen fertilizer and be sure to spot treat broadleaf weeds which may take advantage of the fertilizer. Set your lawn mower at a higher level for the early cuttings. This will allow the lawn to grow vigorously and help dampen the enthusiasm of weeds. May is a good month to fill in bare spots on your lawn by seeding them and keeping them well watered. The lawn in general, however, will not likely need watering, and withholding water can help drought tolerant varieties.

Vegetables And Fruits - Most popular garden vegetables can be planted early this month. Exceptions include tomatoes, peppers, egggplant, squash and other warmer weather crops. For these, wait until mid or late May before bringing them into the garden. If you are growing these from seed, however, you may start them early. If you grow strawberries you may begin seeing fruit toward the end of May. Be sure to provide them with protective covering! If your growing season is long enough, gourds may be planted toward the middle or end of May. Harvest any fresh aparagus this month until the spear size decreases to a tender pencil-thin size. Remove rhubarb stalks this month as a measure for encouraging leaf growth. As crops that have been direct seeded begin to sprout, be sure to thin them out to avoid overcrowding. If you grow potatoes then be sure to mound soil over the potatoes to help them with tuber growth.

Dahlias and Gladiolas can be planted this month. Planting Gladiolas in succession, spaced one or two weeks apart until July, will provide cut flowers straight through until the frost returns in late fall. Perennial flowering plants can continue to be divided and planted this month. Daylillies, Carnations, Primroses, Coral Bells, Phlox and Delphiniums may all be planted this month. Annual flowers for summer color can be planted this month, typically about the same time you would set out tomatoes - in the middle to end of the month. Hardy varieties of annuals such as Stock, Pansies and Snapdragons can manage an earlier arrival in the garden. Because many annuals can be very hurt by frost, keep an ear out for weather forecasts indicating a chance of frost ,and cover your annual plants with newspaper or light cloth for overnight protection.

Mulch annual and perennial flower beds once planted to control weeds throughout the summer.

Planting and Transplanting TREES AND SHRUBS Mulch around young trees and shrubs to conserve moisture and control weed growth. Remove tree wraps for summer growth, as well as any tree stakes that have been in place for more than one season. Even in May it is still not too late to fertilize your trees and shrubs. Early flowering deciduous shrubs such as Forsythias and Spiraea should be pruned back when they have finished blooming. One third of the oldest canes can be cut back all the way to the ground, while the remaining canes can be pruned to one third of their original height. Remove any sucker growth from fruit trees as they appear.


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Landscape Design Tips & Tricks: Bring Your Dream to Life COLOUR

Colour is one of the great tools when developing a landscaping idea. It’s known to create various psychological effects and can also be used to manipulate space.

Colour affects mood

Bright warm colours in a landscape design such as the reds, oranges, hot pinks and yellows of zinnias stir excitement. Warm colours also will appear closer and make a space feel smaller. Using soft cool colours such as lavenders, greens and blues of flowers such as hydrangeas and lilacs help us to feel restful and calm. They will give the feeling of distance and enlarge spaces. When thinking of colour for your landscape design plan, be sure to take into account: * The changing look that the different seasons will bring. * The brightness of your light (in sunny areas, colour will wash out) * Colours should be viewed in association with the other colours in surrounding areas around them. * The colour of the exterior of your home.

And don’t forget about your ideal garden vision. If you envisioned bright coloured roses as part of your landscaping idea then – go for it!

amongst pines, ferns, birch trees and tall lake grasses. Whereas, thick leathery foliage textures of cacti and succulents will conjure up pictures of desert scenes.


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Contrasting textures complement and bring out the best in each other. Texture in a landscape design plan comes from two sources: * Plant life * Building materials

Plant Life

Lawns, ground cover, trees and their bark, shrubs, mulch, flowers and the foliage of flowering plants all are sources of texture in the garden. We’ve created several gardens that have no flowers and rely solely on the texture of foliage for their beauty. And don’t forget about the interest that texture can create for your winter garden. This is when frost and ice can punctuate the qualities of bark, twigs, ferns and grasses. Often the textures of plants will remind you of places you’ve visited and loved. Small, thin and spiked foliage remind me of the North Woods where I spent summers as a child

Stone, wood, brick, shingles, iron, cement, stucco are a few of the sources of texture that come from static sources. We love to use the delicate textures of grasses and plants with lacy leaves to contrast with the rough solid texture of stone in our designs. Like colour, texture can be used to make a space seem larger or smaller.


Form gives structure to your landscape. The masses of shrubs, the shape of garden structures, the outline of a tree or group of trees, and the spreading mass of groundcover are the basic elements of form in a landscape design plan. These forms can resemble basic geometric shapes. The most common ones found in landscape design are: * Squares * Circles * Ovals * Rectangles

* Hexagons * Angles

There are two important things to know about form: * Vary the size and shapes * Forms should be integrated * Forms should integrate with each other, or a feeling of chaos and disharmony will result. You can do this by repeating materials or colours on different forms


Repetition is a technique to produce unity in the garden. Plants, building materials, and colour are repeated so they produce a feeling of order and cohesion. Use repetition effectively in your design by: * Using a single type of groundcover over an entire garden and then use specific plants in the ground cover to provide varying interest thoughout the year. The repetition of the groundcover gives a unified colour and texture on the ground, while the plant accents give interest. The groundcover holds the whole design together. * Repeating several similar varieties of the same general species of major shrubs, so the masses have a similar feel.

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Cian O’Rourke with mam Audrey and sister Shona

CO-OP Superstores, Midleton held their family fun day on Saturday, April 16th where plenty of fun and games were mixed in with face painting and plenty of in-store bargains. A healthy stream of customers availed of the day to do some bargain hunting, while the children also enjoyed the face painting. ABOVE: Ger Leahy, Ger McGrath with Leona and Lily-Grace Massey

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Wheelbarrow – A real back saver for hauling rocks, dirt, bricks, etc. A durable, heavier model will serve you the longest. Less expensive plastic models may suffice at first, but will wear much faster. New, motorized option also available! Long handle shovel – Very useful and will come in handy more than you can imagine! A long handle shovel is one you’ll likely use often.

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A sporting chance


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St. Colman’s Boxing Club juvenile knockouts ST. Colman’s Boxing Club have two boxers who qualified for the Juvenile All-Ireland’s next week.

Nine boxers were in the County Championships and seven got through to the Munster Championships. Christopher Ruddy from Shanagarry won his quarter-final 5 - 0 and lost in the semi-finals. His brother, Daniel, lost in the finals.

Craig Condon from Ballinacurra won the quarter-final 6 - 4 and in the semi-final he stopped his opponent with a good body shot. Unfortunately, due to illness, he had to pull out of the finals. He has plenty of confidence and fears no one and we look forward to seeing him back. Next season.

Shane O’Neill (right) from Shanagarry, won the final by 11 1. Shane got to the semi-finals of the All-Irelands last year and

Results for week of April 14th: WE held the two semi-finals at McDaid’s on April 14th. Colbert’s took on Batt’s and Maggie May’s played McDaid’s. On Board 1, Colbert’s were the the home team and Coleen and Murf took on Caroline & Kate from Batt’s. Colbert’s won the first game 2-1, before Eileen & Caroline (Colbert’s) played Mary and Liz, with the latter duo winning that game for Batt’s 2-1. It was the Singles next and Coleen took on Lorraine. Batt’s won 30, before Murf beat Eileen 2-0.

Then Caroline from Colbert’s and Liz from Batt’s played, with Liz taking the game 3-0. The last game saw Eileen Casey take on Caroline Wallace, with the latter player winning 3-0 giving Batt’s victory in games of 4-2 and legs 5-13.

On Board 2, McDaid’s took on Maggie May’s. Claire and Ciara (McDaid’s) took on Louise & Sarah (Maggie May’s). McDaid’s won the first game 2-1, before Sinead & Liz McGann took on Mags and Marylyn (who won 2-1).

Kelvin Hickey from Midleton, was defeated in the semi-finals by one point, but it was the best fight of the day. Darnell Laffan from Midleton, won 3 - 2 in the quarter-final and lost the semi-final. He is one to look out for in the future.

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In the Singles, Ann Cody Butler lost to Eileen Mullins 2-1, before Mags Barry beat Kirstie on a score of 3-0.

hopefully he will pull it off this year.

Adam Curley (above) from Youghal, stopped his opponent in the second round, and in the final hestopped his opponent in the third round. Adam, who won an All-Ireland title last year, boxes with the High Performance Team in Dublin and will box for Ireland vs. Wales in the near future. The club did very well in the leagues this year and had a successful tournament, so overall it’s been a good year.

Then, Ann McGann beat Marylynn 2-1, before Kiera beat Louise 30. So far, it was 3 all in games, and 9 all in legs, so it was anyone’s game. The final game took place between Claire and Sarah. It was all even before Claire hit her double, putting McDaid’s into the final.

This Thursday, April 21st, will see the final held in McDaid’s and all teams are asked to support our finalists - Batt Murphy’s and McDaid’s - the games start at 8.30pm sharp. Happy birthday to Murf and Eileen from Colbert’s and also to Seamus, whose birthday is on Thursday as well. The Ladies Singles were postponed in Maggie May’s - a new date will be issued to all teams shortly.

An Bol-Chumann Fr. O’Neill’s GAA Club East Cork region Golf Classic 2011 Results

Tony Murphy defeated Christopher Butler in the Novice B Championship. Colm O’Riordan defeated Mick Mackey in the Novice C Championship. Terry Sexton defeated Tony Carey in the Junior B Championship. Dave Dennis defeated Dan O’Connor in the Junior A Championship. Oliver Searles and John Joe O’Shea both got walk-overs in their Championship scores in Cobh.


Saturday, April 23rd in Clashmore: Overall Novice Veteran’s Final at 6.45pm: Declan Fennessy vs. Leo Hegarty

Sunday, April 24th in Ballincurrig: Junior A Championship at 11.20am: Mick Hurley vs. PJ Cooney Novice B Championship at 12.30pm: Tom Browne vs. Graham Fleming Monday, April 25th in Cobh: Novice A Championship at 11.30am: Tim O’Sullivan vs. John Paul Rohan Novice B Championship at 12.30pm: Jerry Greene vs. Tim Cull


The next regional meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 27th at 9pm in O’ Meara’s Bar, Ballinacurra.

Now, let’s play darts.

THE club has decided to again hold a fund raising Golf Classic for 2011 and are delighted to announce that The Thatched Inn Ladysbridge has come on board as the main sponsor for the classic. In the past this classic has been a huge source of income for the club on a yearly basis, through the enormous support and generosity of both the people of our own parish and of the wider East Cork community. So, with the present economic climate that we live in being taken into consideration, and with the fantastic help of the The Thatched Inn, the club has come up with a more cost conscious Golf Classic for this year.

Details of the classic are as follows: Venue: East Cork Golf Club. Date: Thursday, June 9th 3 person team competition. Cost: €35 per person incl. Meal Tee Box sponsorship: €20 Contact details for Time sheet: Liam Leahy on 0863070801 and Thomas Finn on 086-2681624 Book early to avoid disappointment.

We are holding a launch night for the Classic on Friday, April 29th in The Thatched Inn at 9pm with entertainment on the night being provided by some of our best local musicians and singers, so come along and join with us and Nina and her crew for some fun and craic on the night.

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Last week Colm O’Riordan won his score in the Novice C Championship, played in Cobh, and progresses well on to the next stages. Well done to him.

Harty’s Perpetual Cup

Wednesday last week saw Phillip Considine defeat Brian Costine in a great score, representing their teams. Team J received a walk-over/bye from Team A. On Friday, Team C also received a bye from Team B. Teams A+G’s score has not been played, as neither side fielded a team.


Today, Wednesday, April 20th at 6.30pm, Team G

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(captain Jerry O’Sullivan) takes on Team D (Daniel Twomey) playing out while, playing back, Team H (Brian Costine) will take on Team C (John Gleeson).

On Friday, Team J (Jamie Costine) take on Team E (Donie Kelleher) playing out and Team B (Brian Fleming) take on Team F (Colm O’Riordan) on the way back.

Underage Section

Training is still being held at 2pm near Kilboy Cross, in preparation for the upcoming East Cork Tournament. Open to all, and free of charge.


The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Manchester United see Red as Manchester City reach FA Cup Final

THE wheels finally came off the Manchester United wagon when they were defeated by Manchester City in the FA Cup semi final, played at Wembley on Saturday evening. The sending off of Paul Scholes for following through with his studs left United with too much to do as they trailed by a goal early in the second half. Without the suspended Wayne Rooney, the side lacked leadership and for once their bitter rivals got one over on them. Manchester United should, of course, pick up the Premiership title and they are odds on to return to Wembley for the European Cup Final, if of course they defeat Shalke 04 over the two legs. For now, however, the other half of Manchester gets to celebrate as Roberto Mancini takes City to the 2011 cup final. City’s opponents will be Stoke City, who proved too good for Bolton Wanders, so there is certainly an unexpected pairing in this year’s final.

Untested Cork pays the price in U21 football semi-final

Corkbeg pitch & putt THE father and son pairing of Tom and Sean Busteed produced a strong performance to win the first nett last Wednesday. John Ahern and Con O’Sullivan took the gross prize.

Last Sunday morning Micheál Kenefick and Paudie O’Neill combined well to win the first nett with ten up , courtesy of a better back nine. Joe Wall and Terry Dunne had the same nett score and had to content themselves with winning the gross with five up. Eamon Aherne and Pat Lordan finished in second nett spot with 7 up.


The Friday competition begins on Good Friday and has a starting time of 7.30pm. The usual Wednesday competition has a tee off time of 2.30pm.

The Pa O’Halloran memorial, Scotch Fourball competition takes place on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday starting at 10am with last card at 12.30pm on both days.

There was huge disappointment in Cork after the U21 side lost the All Ireland semi final to Galway in Ennis last Saturday night. Tissue like challenges from Tipperary and Kerry left Cork unprepared for the physical challenge presented by Galway. The tribesmen also had some capable forwards. In the end it was injury to team captain, Aidan Walsh, coupled with a Galway goal that put paid to a Cork side that also lined out without the injured Paul Honohan. While Ciáran Sheehan did all he could to keep Cork on course in the end it was perhaps that Cork were untested that really undid them as Galway started and finished well to break Cork hearts. It was a disappointing result for John Cleary and his selectors, and it does show that you must enjoy a bit of luck as well, because the injury to Walsh certainly helped Galway.

Cork Girls show how it’s done

The Cork Ladies football side certainly showed the men where the posts are as they shot 7-16 in their semi final league victory over Donegal in Galway on Sunday, to qualify for a league final meeting with Laois who defeated Monaghan in the other semi final. Six Cork girls shared the seven goals, as the rebelettes certainly showed that they know where the posts are. Perhaps they could meet with the hurlers and give them a few point scoring tips?

Cork City gives five star display against Finn Harps

Cork City cemented their position at the top of the first division table with a 5-0 thrashing of Finn Harps at Turner’s Cross on Friday night.

Tommy Dunne’s side is certainly doing the business so far and, while it is early days yet, the signs are good that Cork may get back to the Premier League next season which, of course will be their aim.

Best of luck to Cork Youth side

Best of luck to the Cork Youths who contest the Inter League Final next Sunday when they travel to Castlecomer to take on Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final. Cork were impressive in defeating the DDSL in the semi final, but Minty Fitzgerald’s side must produce another good display if they are to be successful. Cork City U17’s, who make up a lot of the side, got shot down by the Villa from Waterford in a semi final last week, so you cannot take anything for granted in football.

Daniel Morrissey from Midleton, Ross McCarthy from Youghal and Sean Barron from Ardmore were part of the defeated U17 Cork City side and they will be hoping to make up for that loss with victory on Sunday in Kilkenny. The best of luck to Cork as you are only as good as your next game.

GAA Congress goes off quietly

The GAA congress held in Mullingar went off without a hitch over the weekend. President, Christy Cooney saw Liam O’Neill from Laois elected to succeed him in 2012 in what was a pretty quiet Congress with very few controversial motions on the agenda.

Winter training bans continue while payment to managers has still to be sorted out. Delegates had an easy weekend as Congress went off very quietly.

Magners League Dream Final on the cards?

Munster has secured a home semi-final in the Magners League, regardless of their result against the Ospreys this weekend. Leinster, too, can gain home advantage if they win in Italy and while their main focus will be the Heineken Cup semi final against Toulouse, there is now a distinct possibility that the Magners League could have a dream final meeting between Munster and Leinster, to bring a great domestic Rugby season to an end. We wait and see, but it certainly looks promising at the moment.

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re-ordering of gear, and contact Shane Cashman who is our Kit manager.

Events for next week

Training again this week is on Tuesday & Thursday morning as well as Wednesday night at 6.30pm from Lakeview. The Sunday spin will commence earlier for the next few weeks on the run up to the Tour De Cure details of exact start times will be contained in the members area!


13/4: 11 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Liz Coleman Lee (19) 22pts, 2nd Gaye Fitzgibbon (33) 22pts Stand Alone - 18 Holes Singles Stableford Winner: Noreen Cronin (24) 35pts

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Sunday morning at the Vee in our new club gear

Winners: Jo Swayne (22) Breda O’Donoghue (22) 47pts 2nd Trish Landers (22) Paula Brennan (23) 37pts 3rd Breeda Fitzgerald (20) Vera de la Cour (24) 36pts


20/4: Easter Prizes 27/4: Club Singles


12/4 - Open 3Ball 1st Jim McSweeney (16) John O’Connor (17) Donie O’Donovan (24) Boyle - 73pts

14/4: Open 3Ball 1st Jim Coleman (12) Olan Coleman (15) Patsy O’Regan (18) 66pts

15/4 - 17/4: Junior Scratch Cup GROSS: 1st Eoin Ryan - Dunmore (6) 74, 2nd Michael Collins - East Cork (7) 75 back 9, 3rd Kevin Dorgan - Cork (6) 75 back 9, 4th Dick Maher - Cork (8) 75 back 9, 5th Martin Daly - Monkstown (5) 75, 6th Bryan O’Donoghue - Youghal (11) 76, 7th Des O’Regan - Fermoy (6) 77. NETT: 1st Joe Lynch - Fermoy (11) 69, 2nd Ken Lavan - Youghal (10) 70, 3rd John Malone Jnr - Youghal (7) 70. CSS Fri: 73, Sat: 72, Sun: Visitor: 73 - Home: 71.

Intermediate Cup


GROSS: 1st Colin Sheehan Youghal (13) 80, 2nd Colman Walsh - Youghal (13) 82, 3rd Tom O’Donoghue - Youghal (12) 82, 4th Derek Coughlan- East Cork (12) 83, 5th Dave Walsh Youghal (13) 83, 6th Paul Kenefick - Frankfield (12) 83, 7th John Greene Youghal (13) 84. NETT: John P. Cronin Youghal (13) 71, 2nd James Kearney Youghal (15) 72, 3rd James Murray East Cork (17) 72. CSS: Fri 73, - Sat: 72, Sun: Visitor: 73 - Home: 71.

Fixtures: Midweek Open 3Ball

22/4 - 24/4: Corn Na Casca P.J. Dennehy Memorial Easter Sunday at 3pm: Open Mixed Competition. Easter Monday: Open 3 Person Team Event - Ladies/Gents/Mixed. 29/4 - 1/5: John C. Murray Memorial Trophy

Junior Golf

21/4, 26/4, 28/4: Tee Time: 8.30am Members & visitors, please log on to our new web site

THIS week has been significant for the club as finally our new gear has arrived and it’s a credit to Shane Cashman on behalf of the club & Aidan Crowley of Velo Revolution. Gone are the days of red & black which is so common now you can almost get it free! The new colours of Green Black & White reinitiate our connection with Midleton AC, from where we originated!

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Our first week back to Sundays and Wednesdays made things a bit difficult for ladies this week, with Wednesday being the wettest day in quite a while. However, though numbers may have been small, the scores certainly were not with Catherine Neville keeping up her good form and bringing in a fabulous 61 nett to take the one and only prize this week.


10/4 & 13/4: 18 Hole Stroke 1st Catherine Neville (34) 61 Nett


20/4: 18 Holes S/Ford Easter Prizes kindly sponsored by O'Riordan's SuperValu Fermoy. Summer rules, no placing. There is a 9 hole ongoing Voucher Competition until April 30th - €3 entry €2 reentry. There will be a presentation of prizes this Wednesday, April 20th at 8.30pm - List of prize winners on the notice board. Prize-winners are asked to be in attendance, or nominate someone to collect their prize if they cannot make it. Desperate Housewives continues on Mondays at 6pm. This year we have also welcomed some Desperate Husbands in our Monday night slot. All be-

Thursday night saw six of our club attend the County leagues which have become a lot faster at nearly 44 Km/hr. Noel Berkely, Brendan O’Riordan and Shane Cashman finished in the bunch, with Jon Waterman, Ken Savage & Tadgh O’Brien also taking to the roads!

Sunday saw Brendan take fifth place in Carrick on Suir and he is now surely on his way to being an A3 cyclist, which is well deserved! The Sunday spins saw two starting times of 0800 & 0900 for the Starter group. The main group did 120 km and the Starter group did 90 km which is a great distance for both.

ginners welcome to come along and try out the game.

Ladies Open Day

Bank Holiday Monday, April 25th & Wednesday, April 27th: Ladies Open Day 18 Holes Singles.Time sheet in the clubhouse contact either 058 54026 or 086 1618663.

Club Development Classic

Club member, Ciara Mangan, took part in the Wicklow War race and completed same in 5 hours 25 minutes. Spare a thought for Damien McDonnell & Paul Murphy who only completed 175 km and took in the Kinsale cycle as part of their day. Other matters of note is that two of the club are qualified professional sports therapists. It is great for the club to have someone who understands cycling and the muscular problems that are, unfortunately, part of our chosen activity, (as well as part of any other sport). Sports Injury therapy is a specialized massage and deep tissue manip-

ulation which is typically used before & after athletic events and during training periods. It helps to prepare you for peak performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension and minimize the risk of injury. It can also prevent those niggling old injuries that so often get in the way of performance & achievements. There are many types of treatments available, so if you are interested contact Paul Murphy and Kadi Pahkla. See members section! Membership of the club has now reached 84 members. Any new members, check the blog in the member area in relation to

On Thursday night at 7 pm at Monahan Road, the county league series continues its second run. A detailed list of events for the club is now on the club member 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, sportive and competitive events log onto or find the club on Face book. 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.

Youghal RFC U15 Cup quarter-final vs. Mitchelstown

29/4 - 2/5: Club Development Mulligan Classic - 3 ball better ball (Ladies, Gents or mixed teams) €60 per team.

Mens' results

16/4 - 17/4: 18 Hole Singles Stroke 1st Paudie Prendergast (14) 62 2nd Brendan Hannon (11) 67 3rd Frank Fenlon (13) 68 CSS Saturday & Sunday : 70

Tuesday Bacon:

1st Marty McNamara, Paddy O'Leary & Jamie Keating (50 pts) 2nd Jim Cashman, Aaron Whelan & Dermot O'Leary(49.5pts)


21/4 - Kelleher’s Super Valu Open Qualifier, time sheet posted in Mens' locker room. Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (April 22nd to 25th): 18 Hole Open Stableford. Time sheets posted. 29/4 - 2/5: 3 Ball better ball Open Club Classic.

THIS quarter final took place in Fermoy on Thursday, April 17th last. Conditions for Rugby were perfect with a good dry pitch. Mitchelstown were quick to settle and had Youghal under intense pressure for the first ten minutes of play.However, Youghal gradually got into the game and some good running from James Kelly and Jason Yellop saw Andrew Joyce score the first Youghal try. Out half Adam Malone added the conversion points to give Youghal a seven point lead.The seasiders were now getting on top and Tom Sheehan added another try within five minutes. This was a great forward try, barging his way over the try line. Youghal

were now playing some good rugby and increased their tally when Andrew Joyce got another great try to leave Adam Malone with an easy conversion kick. Mitchelstown, to their credit, battled back and scored a great try just before half time to leave the score 19-7 in Youghal’s favour. In the second half Mitchelstown got more into the game through their big forwards, and they narrowed Youghal’s lead when they scored their second try with a sweeping back line move.Youghal were now under pressure to defend their lead, but they gradually worked their way up field.With time running out a

class break from scrum half, Ryan Coady, enabled Youghal to set up a quick ruck ball and when the ball was moved swiftly to the backs, full back Mathew Farrell dived over for a great try by the corner flag.The final whistle sounded shortly after this to give Youghal a deserved 2412 win over the brave Mitchelstown team.Youghal now play Crosshaven in the semi final with a date yet to be announced.

Best for Youghal were Todd Cronin, Tom Sheehan, Finn Collier in the forwards while Adam Malone, Andrew Joyce, Mathew Farrell and Barry O Connell were always trying hard in the back line.

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Cobh Pirates ‘sink’ Midleton in South Munster U19 Development Final COBH PIRATES 19 MIDLETON 13

were to command the attention with Evan Geary twice slotting penalty kicks to increase the Pirates advantage.

The fine crowd were in full voice with Midleton piling on the pressure, despite losing George Corrigliano to the sin bin in the closing stages. A Cian Ronayne penalty closed the gap to just six points, with Midleton coming very close to getting a third try which would then have left them with a kick to win it. Stubborn Cobh defence, however, held Midleton up just feet from the line and in the end referee, Stephen Curtin, sounded the final whistle much to the delight of the large Cobh contingent.

Barry Kirby presents the trophy to Cobh Pirates’ captain, Ross Kavanagh

THIS South Munster U19 Development final was played at the PBC grounds in Cork on last Sunday afternoon, bringing two East Cork clubs into opposition. Both clubs produced some great rugby in the opening half. Tries from Martin Reidy and Neil O’Leary, and a penalty from

McGrath’s double act are best in the East

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Evan Geary helped Cobh to a half time lead of 13 to 10, with Ryan Lehane getting one try for Midleton, with a second one coming from under a heap of bodies. In the second half both sides continued to try to play an expansive game, but it was the kickers who

Midleton will get another chance of success over the May Bank Holiday Weekend when they play Bandon in the league final, but on Sunday last, Cobh Pirates were the masters as they ran out deserving winners. The U19 South Munster Development Cup was presented to Cobh captain, Ross Kavanagh, by South Munster Development Chairperson, Barry Kirby, who thanked teams, the officials and the PBC School for the use of the pitch. In a parting shot Mr Kirby was very critical of the Munster Branch for not allowing their finals to take place at Musgrave Park.

Joe Philpott from Sars GAA Club presents the East Cork Darts Doubles Cup to Johnny Donovan & Edmond O’Brien, McGrath’s, Ballycotton, alongside Edmond Donovan, Chairman, East Cork Darts Association

JOHNNY Donovan and Edmond O’Brien from McGrath’s team, Ballycotton won the East Cork Darts Sars Double Championship on Friday night last at Sars GAA Pavilion, Glanmire. They defeated Steven Holland and Anthony Troy from Two Mile Inn, Midleton in the final. This was a fantastic night of darts with some excellent games enjoyed by all. When all boards were completed we were down to the quarter finals. Board winners were, Kieran Foley and Jason Lenane from Thatch, Killeagh, Richie Landers and John McMahon, Thatch, Killeagh, Steven Holland and Anthony Troy, Two Mile Inn, Johnny Donovan and Edmond O’Brien, McGrath’s, Ballycotton, Steve Coleman and John Scully, Central Star, Brian McCarthy and Graham Dennehy, Session, Martin O’Halloran and Kevin O’Riordan, Schooner and Paul & Mick Sweeney, McGrath’s, Ballycotton.

ham Dennehy. Steven Holland and Anthony Troy had a 3-1 victory over Paul and Mick Sweeney.

It was down to the final where Johnny Donovan and Edmond O’Brien were up against East Cork Individuals Champion, Steven Holland and Anthony Troy. This was a great game of darts but it was Johnny Donovan and Edmond O’Brien, Mc Graths Ballycotton team who defeated their opponents 3-1 in a thrilling final. It was a great night for Johnny Donovan and Edmond O’Brien as they were in their 5th final in a row having been victors last in 2007. Stef Domeney got a prize for the highest check out with a 120 finish.

This competition showed a great display of darts throughout, and thanks to all who took part.

Fixtures for next week.

Well, its back to the grindstone where the first rounds of the knock out tournament begins. Teams are asked to play next week’s games some night over the Easter weekend, as next Friday is Good Friday.

PREMIER DIVISION DRAW: Sars vs. McGrath’s Thatch, Killeagh vs. Maggie May’s A Tosh Cahill’s vs. Two Mile Inn The Hut Bar vs. Central Star. DIVISION 1 DRAW: Maggie May’s B vs. Woods O’Caoileain’s vs. Session Mackey’s vs. Colbert’s Schooner vs. Gaelic A

DIVISION 2 DRAW: Niall Mac’s vs. Thatch Lisgoold, Gaelic B vs. Batt’s Harty’s v Castle. Please contact Stef Domeney on 089 4170405 with game results as soon as games are over.

There were some fantastic games in the quarter finals when the Sweeney brothers, Paul and Mick, had a 2-1 victory over Kieran Foley and Jason Lenane. Brian Mc Carthy and Graham Dennehy also had a 2-1 victory against Steve Coleman and John Scully. Steven Holland and Anthony Troy were victorious when they defeated John Mc Mahon and Richie Landers 2-0, and Johnny Donovan and Edmond O’Brien had a 2-1 win over Martin O’Halloran and Kevin O’Riordan, Schooner. For the semi finals the competition increased to the best of five legs. Johnny Donovan and Edmond O’Brien had a 3-0 win over Brian Mc Carthy and Gra-

Joe Philpott from Sars GAA Club presents the runners-up prizes to Anthony Troy and Steven Holland, Two Mile Inn, Midleton, alongside Edmond Donovan, Chairman, East Cork Darts Association

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MOGEELY DEFEAT CLASHMORE VALLEY RANGERS AND BRIDEVIEW WIN TO SET UP LOCAL DERBY IN SEMI FINAL LAST weekend saw the cup competitions enter the semi-final stages, and the season is starting to enter the last few weeks of competitive football.

Much credit is due to the clubs, referees and WWEC Hon. Fixture Secretary, for having the season planned to end in the middle of May. Considering the terrible weather we had in December/January, weather that saw weekends with no games played, but now in a position to see the season completed in a few weeks time. Well done to everyone concerned. Mogeely reversed their Bolger Cup final defeat against Clashmore A when winning in Pablo Park on Sunday morning last in the Barry Cup, and setting themselves up with a semi final clash at the same venue next Sunday against Pinewood. Pinewood hammered Castlebridge in Ballymacarbry, putting six goals into the Cork side net. In the Liam Fitzgerald Cup we have also reached the semi final stage, with Brideview B defeating Clashmore B in Tallow on Saturday night and setting up a local derby with Valley Rgs B, who defeated Kilworth B in Conna on Friday night.

The last game in the 1st division was played on Sunday afternoon when Clashmore B came from a goal deficit at half time to defeat Kilworth B. This result sees the Clashmore side joining Kilworth and Cappoquin propping up the league table at the end of the season, all three with 14 points each. For the Brideview club they now have their two club teams in two cup semi finals next weekend, and the A team already in the Bolger Plate final. Who would bet against them both playing in three cup finals in May? In the Premier Division there is only one game to be played, and that will see Brideview play Castlebridge. Nothing at stake here, just that Brideview will finish as runners up to Inch.

Pinewood 6 Castlebridge 0

Definitely not a result we predicted, or expected, in the Barry Cup. Having escaped relegation the previous week, we felt

Castlebridge would be too strong for Pinewood, even though the Ballymac team were promoted the previous week to the premier. We felt this game would be a real test for the newly promoted side and what to expect in the coming season in the top division.

An Andy Meehan goal in the opening half was all that separated the sides at half time. In fact, the opening half gave no clue as to what was to happen in the 2nd half. For the 20 minutes after the restart the first half goal was still the only difference between the teams. However, in the last 25 minutes, the flood gates opened and Pinewood hit the net on five occasions, with Keith and Darren Guiry scoring twice each and David Meehan scoring once. Overall a good win for Pinewood and they travel next Sunday to Pablo Park to play Mogeely in the semi final.

Clashmore A 0 Mogeely 1

Having lost the previous week to the same opposition in the Bolger Cup Final, Mogeely was intent on reversing that result in the Barry Cup at Pablo Park on Sunday morning. Mogeely set about winning the game as early as the 10th minute when a Dwane Bernard free kick ended up in the Clashmore goal. The opening half was evenly matched with only the goal separating the sides. In the 2nd half, Mogeely proved to be the better side with the visiting keeper only really tested once in those 45 minutes, and Mogeely never pushed too hard. At the end of the 90 minutes they ran out comfortable winners, and the East Cork side come back to the same venue on Sunday morning next to play Pinewood in the semi final.

Valley Rangers B 1 Kilworth B 0

The opening game of the weekend saw Valley defeat Kilworth on Friday night last in Conna in the quarter-final of the Liam Fitzgerald Cup. The only goal came in the opening 2 minutes of the game when Seamus Noonan scored, and neither side could find the net for the rest of the game. Both sides had chances but

could not convert them into scores, and so the game petered out to a finish with Valley travelling to Tallow for another local derby against neighbours, Brideview, on Saturday evening next.

Brideview B 2 Clashmore B 0

After a scoreless opening half Brideview scored twice in the second half to set up a semi final clash with their near neighbours, Valley Rangers, next Saturday night.

Goals from Thomas McGrath and Eoin Condon gave Brideview the goals that won the game for them.

Clashmore tried hard but overall Brideview were the better side and this victory will ease the pain of losing the previous week to the Brideview A team in the Barry Cup. This win will be a big help to their confidence for the semi final game.

Clashmore B 2 Kilworth B 1

The final game of the season for both teams and the result from Pablo Park see Clashmore, Cappoquin and Kilworth propping up the league table for the season. Kilworth led at the break through a Joe Aherne goal. In the 2nd half, Clashmore came more into the game, and scored twice with goals from Dec O Neill and Paudie Griffin to give them three points which sees them join Cappoquin and Kilworth at the bottom of the table, all three on 14points each.


NED BARRY CUP Clashmore A 0 Mogeely 1 Pinewood 6 Castlebridge 0

LIAM FITZGERALD CUP (sponsor Celtic Furniture Enterprises Ltd) Valley Rangers B 1 Kilworth B 0 Brideview B 2 Clashmore B 0 LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Clashmore B 2 Kilworth B 1


This coming Easter weekend is all about cup semi finals with two Barry cup and one Liam Fitzgerald Cup semi finals down for decision. In The Barry Cup

next Monday, there should be a large crowd in Mogeely for Inch v Brideview, or Premier winners vs. runners up. This has the makings of a cracker, while on Sunday morning at Pablo Park, Mogeely play Pinewood with the East Cork team attempting to reach their second cup final this season.

The Liam Fitzgerald Cup kicks off the weekend on Saturday evening when Brideview B host their neighbours, Valley Rangers B, in the first semi-final of this cup competition. Sunday morning at Pablo Park, Clashmore, we have the first of the Barry Cup semi finals when Mogeely and Pinewood clash. Last Sunday in the quarter finals, Mogeely defeated Clashmore A by a Dwane Bernard goal which was the only score of the game, thus reversing the result of the Bolger Cup final the previous week. At the same time at the Knockmeal venue, Pinewood was having a very convincing victory against Castlebridge by scoring six times without reply, a wonderful victory for the newly promoted team.

Pinewood vs. Mogeely

Sunday’s opposition for Pinewood will be totally different, as Mogeely possess players who have vast experience of playing in cup finals in the past number of years, and will want to reach another cup final and banish the Bolger cup final defeat. On paper Mogeely do appear to be the stronger side, but this is a cup semi final, and everything depends on the form on the day. To many, Pinewood’s win last Sunday, and more especially their display in their victory, was a shock in most circles, but the Ballymac side will have learned from playing Premier opposition, not forgetting they also defeated Valley Rgs in a previous round, albeit on penalties, so Mogeely will know they will have to be at their best to win. Mogeely will want us to predict a Pinewood victory, as our forecasts this season with them usu-

We were delighted to hear last week of the very positive feedback of the John Giles Walk of Dreams that took place within the WWEC League. The venue was Lismore and the FAI and The John Giles Foundation were loud in their praise of the manner in which the event was organised, and that it was a Family Fun Day. We shall return to this again in our notes in the next few weeks.

ally go the opposite way, and if we say Pinewood will win, then Gary will be happy to play as underdogs and prove us wrong once again. Unfortunately, regardless of last Sunday’s results, we think Mogeely will have to start as favourites, but having defeated two premier sides already, Pinewood will not fear Mogeely. But one must remember Pinewood won those two games on their own patch, and on Sunday next will be out of their comfort zone. Mogeely to win - sorry Gary. Easter Monday afternoon should see a massive crowd at the Railway Park venue, Mogeely, for this eagerly awaited Barry Cup semi final. Inch, crowned League Champions for the very first time a few weeks back against the runners up this season, and the league holders for the past two seasons, Brideview. Both sides met in the league this season with Brideview defeating the league winners twice and on both occasions by 4 goals to 1 goal. In their last meeting on the first Saturday in March at Sexton Park, we felt Brideview would force a play off, if not win the title, such was their supremacy over Inch that day. But credit Inch, they accepted that many players failed to live up to their performances through the season, and in their next outing defeated Accrington away. Brideview could only draw with Blackwater, thus giving the East Cork side the title.

Brideview vs. Inch

Inch have not played for a few weeks, while Brideview played only two weeks ago, and this inactivity may be a hindrance to the new champions. Much will depend on Brideview’s panel of players on Monday, for they were short when defeating their club’s B team in the quarter final. Will Brideview complete the hat trick over Inch on Monday? On performances when they met this season they should win, but Inch have now won the league, which was Declan’s goal all season, and a cup final appearance will be a bonus. They would, of

course, love to defeat Brideview to put their two league defeats to them behind them, and we believe they can do so, but they will have to give total commitment for a full 90 minutes, or even extra time, which could be the result. We make Inch favourites, but if Brideview are at full strength, then this could end a different result with Brideview completing a three in a row victory this season. Inch to win.

Brideview B vs. Valley Rangers B

A very busy Easter weekend for the Brideview with their two junior teams in cup semi finals. Saturday evening will see the first of the Liam Fitzgerald Cup semi finals when Valley Rgs visit Brideview Park.

We have written so often of a Brideview/Valley local derby that there is very little to say, except that it is the main derby game each season, whether it is the A’s or the B’s that are in opposition.

Last weekend, Brideview defeated Clashmore by 2 goals to nil, and Valley defeated Kilworth by the only goal of the game. There is very little between either team on Saturday, but the home team lost out on promotion by only a point to Pinewood, while Valley, after some promising displays and results early in the season, could only finish in 5th place in the league. With home advantage, we expect Brideview to be in the final against the winners of Clashmore A and Railway Athletic, who play the following weekend.


23/4: LIAM FITZGERALD CUP (sponsor Celtic Furniture Enterprises Ltd0 Brideview vs. Valley Rangers, 6pm, D. O’Sullivan


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36 CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE 24/4: NED BARRY CUP Pinewood vs. Mogeely at Pablo Park, 11.30am, Ref E. Cusack, assistants D. Coleman, M. Hartnett 25/4: NED BARRY CUP Brideview vs. Inch at Mogeely, 2.30pm, Ref. M. Curran, assistants J. O’Riordan, P. Browne

U17 LEAGUE SEMI FINALS 23/4: SECTION A Ardmore vs. Brideview, 12noon, J. O’Riordan Kilworth Celtic vs. Ballybridge Utd., 2pm, P. Browne DIVISION B Valley Rangers vs. Clashmore Ramblers, 2pm, E. Cusack Railway Athletic vs. Castlebridge, 2pm, K. Griffin


We wish the very best to E Cusack, M Hartnett and D Coleman of the WWEC Referees Society, who will be officiating at the FAI Youth Cup semi final at Cooke Park, Tipperary on Monday next between St Michael’s and Killarney Celtic. This is a fantastic honour for the WWEC Referees branch, and a great honour for the three officials, as their displays this season at national and inter provincial cup competitions have impressed the various match observers. We wish them well on Monday.

We ourselves have seen Killarney Celtic play twice this season, and last Sunday saw them win the Munster Youth Cup Final for the very first time when defeating Waterford Bohemians by 5 goals to 1 goal at Mounthawk Park, Tralee. They are one of the best youth teams in Munster this season, as their record will tell, and we would advise anyone interested in Youth football to travel along to Cooke Park for this game.


The Annual General Meeting of the WWEC Junior League will take place at Lismore House Hotel on Monday, June 13th, commencing at 8pm.

Any alterations or addition to the WWEC rules must be sent in writing to the Hon. Secretary of the League, bearing post mark not less than 21 days before the date of the AGM, signed for, and on behalf of the club concerned, by the Hon. Secretary of the club.


Through our notices we wish the very best to former underage player, Sean Barron, who will be playing with Cork Youth Inter League team against The Kilkenny League in the Youth Inter League Final at Castlecomer on Sunday next at 3pm. The Kilkenny League team is the very same team that defeated the WWEC Youth team in the group stage at Cappoquin on November 3rd, and we wrote at the time, while defeated by Kilkenny, there was very little between either team except on the scoreboard at the final whistle.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal Summer Soccer School

Mogeely FC Mogeely vs. Clashmore in the Ned Barry Cup

AFTER the disappointment of losing the final of the Bolger Cup last Saturday night to Clashmore, we were back in action this Sunday morning hoping to make up for that loss against the same team again. On a bright, but breezy, Sunday morning in Clashmore, Mogeely rounded up the troops and got stuck into this one early on. With the advantage of the hill in the first half, they were pressing on from an early stage and, after only 5 minutes, Mogeely got a free kick on the right hand corner of the box. Up stepped Dwaine with a lovely shot up over the wall and into the net, giving the keeper no chance. Mogeely took an early lead, but a few minutes later Chubby was in again, but the keeper made a great save and the rebound fell back to Chubby again - this happened twice more. After all that, Mogeely kept pressing on, keeping Clashmore pushed back in their own half, and with shots from Dwaine hitting the crossbar and Ethan just over the top, Mogeely were well on top.

But, just before half time, Chubby had to go off injured and Barry replaced him up front. At this stage, Barry must have played in most positions of the field, a bit like Utds’ John O’Shea, so at half time Mogeely were up by the one goal.

Springfield Ramblers U12 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 3 Ballincollig 1

This was a great result for Springfield Ramblers in this U12 Premier League top of the table clash. The home side started well and scored after two minutes through Adam Horgan. Ballincollig hit back to equalise after twenty minutes.

The teams remained deadlocked for the remainder of the first half. Ramblers again went in front after five minutes of the second half when Charlie Fleming finished off Adam Horgan’s free kick. Ramblers sealed the win when Horgan finished a through ball from Adam O’Sullivan. There were outstanding displays for Springfield Ramblers from Simon Doyle, Dave Coffey and Niall Abbott.

U16 Premier League: Douglas Hall 0 Cobh Ramblers 2

U12 Cup quarter-final: Carrigaline United 2 Springfield Ramblers 3 (AET)

Cobh Ramblers continued their challenge for Premier League honours with this away victory against Douglas Hall. Playing on the Astro-turf pitch the away side showed their better technique and class to run out comfortable winners. The away side didn’t have all their own way in the first half, as Douglas made it difficult, but the second half performance was much better as the team worked harder to take the points. The goals were scored by Cillian Tallon and Ian Murphy.

This was another great win for the Springfield Ramblers U12 team. They have qualified for the semi-final of the U12 cup after this away victory over Carrigaline United. The home side equalised with three minutes left to take the game into extra time, but the Springfield Ramblers side finished strongest to run out 3-2 winners. Rambler’s goals came from a great hat-trick from Adam Horgan. Best on the day were Calvin Carroll, Dave Coffey and Conor Hughes.

U15 Division 1: Midleton 2

U16 Cup quarter-final: Cobh Ramblers 3 Corinthian Boys 2

Springfield Ramblers goals were scored by Kieran Histon and Cormac Downing.

Springfield Ramblers 2

Having already qualified for the National Cup semi-final the Cobh Ramblers U16 side made it a double as they ran out winners in this Local Cup Quarter

The second half started with Clashmore pushing on, looking to get back on level terms and they were hitting long balls into the box, but Coly and Ger were heading them all clear.

With only 10 minutes gone in the half, Dave had to come off injured and Philip had to make a rare appearance - he was only going to the match as a spectator - but stepped in to help the team and did well up front, getting some good efforts on goal. But the save of the day goes to Gary in the Mogeely goal, as he came rushing off his line to make a point-blank save at the feet of the centre-forward. This was a top class save, as all the spectators on the sideline agreed.

With fifteen minutes to go, Clashmore threw everything at the Mogeely goal, even bringing up their keeper, but to no avail, and Mogeely held on to win by the one goal.

We would like to say ‘Get well soon’ to Dolly, as he broke his ankle last week playing for Mogeely - and get back playing soon, as Chubby might not want to give back the number 11 jersey after today! Finally, we wish the ladies team the best of luck in the league which is starting today, Wednesday, April 20th, at 6.30pm at home to the Glen.

Underage academy

Last Saturday we held our final Final tie at the VEC Grounds. On a beautiful morning for football the home side quickly established their superiority and took the lead after a beautiful move down the right side. The move involved Adam Thompson, Ian Murphy and Dave Cahill and ended when Thompson on the overlap, put a brilliant cross into the penalty area which was met by Daniel Santry to head past the Corinthians goalkeeper. Ramblers went further ahead through a route one goal when Dave Cahill got his head to a long kick from goalkeeper, Shane Hallahan, to knock it over the advancing Corinthians keeper. The ever vigilant Daniel Santry chased the ball down to finish to the net for his second goal of the game. The second half was a tighter affair as Corinthians strived to make an impression on the game. They were rewarded in somewhat controversial circumstances when, after a corner kick from the right, the well placed referee adjudged that the ball had crossed the line at the near post as Lloyd Spillane cleared. Corinthians now had the initia-

academy session of the season. With the sun blazing down our necks we got on with our drills and matches.

All the children, from Juniors and Seniors all the way up to, and including 6th class, had a great final days session finishing up with an entertaining penalty shoot-out, presentation of medals and treats to all.

We would sincerely like to give a huge thanks to all the children who participated throughout the year, and their parents for taking the time to support the academy sessions. We would also like to thank all the coaches and helpers through the season who put in great work and time to coach, and making the whole experience fun for the kids.

We will commence next seasons academy towards the end of the summer and hope to introduce some new teams in U-10’s, 12’s and maybe 13’s/14’s, depending on the numbers available to us. We would urge any parent/child to get in touch as early as possibly so we can contact you closer to the time and finalise teams available to us.

tive and the home side had to defend resolutely to thwart the away side’s attacks. Shane Hallahan in the Ramblers goal was to the fore as he caught and punched a number of crosses from Corinthian’s attacks. Ramblers weathered the storm and went further ahead when, after a move down the left, Cillian Tallon who chased and harried all day for the home side, was rewarded when his shot was deflected by a defender past the stranded Corinthian keeper for the third goal.

The tie wasn’t finished, however, as Corinthians were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes for a shirt pulling infringement, and the kick was expertly finished to the net giving Hallahan no chance in the home goal. The game finished without further incident and Ramblers now face a challenging semifinal tie against high flying Ringmahon Rangers. The team management would like to thank Jake McQueen for providing the team with energy drinks and energy bars for half-time refreshments.

This year Mogeely FC will host one of the 300 An Post FAI Summer Soccer Schools nationwide. The Camp will take place on the last week in July (25th–29th) and is open to all children aged from 6-14yrs of age. Each day will consist of a wide range of coaching sessions, activities, skills and games delivered by FAI qualified and Garda-vetted Coaches from 10.30am – 3pm.


There are discounts and incentives to book early this year and you will find full details on Included, we have an improved Keeper/Sweeper Discount and improved Family Discount. To avail of the early booking discount make sure you book online at or phone 1890 653 653 before June 15th.

Extra Time!

The hugely popular “Extra Time” discount - Book any Mainstream Camp as normal, then simply use the gear from your first camp and book any other camp(s) for just €50, and due to unprecedented demand, Extra Time is available on Goalkeeper camps too – just €40 for each additional Goalkeeper camp. As an additional bonus, you will receive a new football at every camp.


Every participant will receive a brand new and exclusive FAI Umbro kit, a backpack and a football. U16 Division 4: Springfield Ramblers 1 Temple United 2 U13 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 0 Kilreen Celtic 1 U16 Division 4: Strand United 1 Springfield Ramblers 7

Other results


The Springfield Ramblers Club extends congratulations to Adam Thompson and Jason Abbott for their part in the Cork Schoolboys League Under 16 side’s victory over the Waterford Schoolboys League side in the recent Under 16 Munster final match. Jason captained the side for the final. The Springfield Ramblers club extends sincere thanks to Danny Cronin for organising the Table Quiz in aid of the club’s Astro Turf facility on Friday night last. Thanks to all the parents and coaches who turned out to support the club on the night. Thanks also to the Cobh Ramblers club for the use of the hall and to the bar staff on the night.

Thank You

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Midleton Football Club

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Main Sponsor: Wallis’ Bar League away: Wilton 3 Midleton 6 Under 11s Div 2: Midleton Seniors Midleton 5 Killreen Celtic 0 Ten games in and

THIS was a lovely day for the spectators, the hottest day of the year so far, but it was a tough day for the 22 players on the pitch.

That showed when the ref stopped the game in the second half to give the young lads a 5 minute break, but it was a great game to watch. Midleton started the game very strong, putting it up to Killreen right from the start. They were moving the ball with a nice bit of confidence about them, but still they knew they had to be on their game. As the game went on, Midleton won the ball in the middle of the park.

ten victories:


At half-time, Midleton were 2-0 up.

As the second half got under way, Midleton picked up where they left off, winning the ball in the midfield, where Tommy O’Connell was on fire. He was winning every ball that was coming near him and Higgins never stopped working either. Midleton kept the pressure on, looking for a third goal and, five minutes into the game, Newlands put the ball through to Evan O’Meara. He took the shot, but it just went wide. He had a couple like that but they just wouldn’t come off for him.

Then, 10 minutes into the second half, Midleton got a corner. Lamb stepped up to take it - as he did for all the other corners on the day. He drove some great corners into the box every time, but no one was connecting with any of them until this corner when a name that is popping up on the goal sheet quite a lot lately - Andrew Nestor - was there right on the goal line to make it 3-0. From there on it was all Midleton. 5 minutes later, Newlands picked the ball up on the right side to slip the ball through to Wilson, who ran on with only the keeper to beat and slotted it home to make it 4-0.

At this stage, Midleton started to make changes, bringing on all their subs. Two of them were involved in the last goal - and probably the best goal of the match. Harry Wall picked up the ball on the left hand side and played a lovely ball through to Lamb, which went back and forth before it was passed to Ray Sweetman, who made it 5-0. This was a great performance from Midleton and they are the first team to stop Killreen scoring in the league.

There were some great performances from Matthew Lamb and Sean O’Leary, Adam Wilson had a great game, as did Ciaran Newlands, but the man of the match has to go to Tommy O’Connell who played his heart out. Well done Tommy and well done Midleton.

Football Academy

Please note that there is no Football Academy for the next two Sundays, due to Bank Holiday weekends.

MARK DUGGAN (pictured) scored the all important goal to put Midleton into the next round of the FAI cup. Midleton Senior Team travelled to Dublin to play Belgrove, and in a very tight game Mark scored the only goal of the game in the second half. Draw for the next round will take place in May and the FAI cup match will take place over the June weekend.

The ball was played out to the left, where Adam Wilson picked it up and drove it into the box. He charged towards goals and the defence were left watching as he slotted it home to add another one to his top goal tally. As the game went on, Killreen had a couple of breaks, but the back four were solid -Alan Horgan on the right and Owen Mitchell on the left and in the middle Sean O’Leary and Mathew Lamb - and all played a stormer.

Midleton kept the pressure on as they kept breaking away, spreading balls from the midfield out to the wings and a lot of the ball was coming down the right side. Ciaran Newlands was putting some great balls in to the box.

vs. Belgrove

FIRSTLY, congratulations to all who have taken part in another great season. We have twenty boys on the panel and all have contributed to make it a season to remember.

Wilton away, did not look like it would be too much trouble. Wrong! They came at us like it was their cup final and we nearly paid the price. Our first half performance could have been better as Wilton seemed to win all the 50 50’s and asked all the questions. The opening goal came from a ball over the top of the defense which Corey cleared, only for it to drop to a Wilton player who then lobbed a lovely ball over our keeper. Two minutes later a free kick 30 yards out saw Garan with a pin point strike to the top corner of the net. What a cracker. Midleton did come back into the game but again, after twenty, it was Wilton who made it two one. The lads did up the pace and just before the half China levelled the game with another great strike. H/T 2-2. Harsh words were said at the break, and the team came out for the second definitely more focused.

Two changes at the break saw Ross O’Connor take over at the back, and Andy McMahon pushed up front to partner Christian. It was Andy who made an instant impact, China powered down the line and put in beauty of a cross for Andy to head home.

There were some good performances out there with Matthew Lamb winning the ball in midfield and working very well with Garan. Rian Hogan linking up with Barry O’Callaghan on the left and China terrorizing the Wilton left back. The goal that was too much for Wilton came from the boot of China. It was started when the man with a point to prove, “Ross O’Connor” won his challenge and put in a neat pass for China to blast past the Wilton keeper. For the first time Midleton were in control and they pressed on. Next up was Barry O’Callaghan to cleverly take on the defenders and slot home the fifth. The sixth gave China his second hat trick in a week. Wilton did put one more past Corey, but the game for them was lost. F/T 3-6. The man of the match came from one of our defenders, a team player, who did not put a foot wrong all through the match. It was not a spectacular performance, but what he did was all for the team.

The simple things are sometimes the hardest and Rian Hogan showed today that if the ball just had to be won he was the man for the job. When the ball was won, he would lay on a nice simple pass to a team mate. A solid performance from a solid player. Nice game Rian, keep it up.

U13 Local Cup: Midleton 1 Leeds 2 A CRACKING cup tie saw premier leaders, Leeds, leave Knockgriffen with a narrow 2-1 victory. The match started with us giving Leeds too much respect as they raced into a 2 nil lead within 15 minutes. The first goal, after 10 minutes crept into the net, whereas the second came from a bullet header from a corner. At this stage it looked ominous for us but as half time approached we began to find our feet.

Scorer: Conor Fitzgerald 1

The second half saw a much more even game with subs, James Leahy and Jamie Warrington, making an instant impact as they drove us forward. Kyle was working his socks off in midfield, and the defence with Aaron Butler having a fantastic game, standing firm we came much more into the game.

The last 10 minutes saw us launch attack after attack and we were eventually rewarded on 58 mins with a neat finish by Conor Fitzgerald. Unfortunately time was to run out on us, leaving the final score 2-1 to Leeds.

To lose to the Premier Leaders by an odd goal was a fine effort. Good luck to Leeds who are a fine football team, but even in defeat you could see how pleased the lads were with their effort and performance. There were many good displays over the sixty minutes. Aaron had a storming game at right back, ably assisted by Seanie and Ryan. Kyle turned in a fine display in the centre of midfield, with Conor and Jack keeping the Leeds defence on their toes. Subs, James and Jamie had great cameos in the second half but just shading MOM for his all round display, was Aaron Butler.

Magpie Lotto

RESULTS for Thursday, April 14th for a jackpot of €17,000. The numbers drawn were 10. 11, 16 and 28. There was no winner. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. The numbers drawn were 2, 17, 19 and 23. There was no winner.

Lucky dip winners who each received €20 were, Jerome O’Driscoll (Jamie Warrington), Marie Dunne (Jamie U14), Pat Shackleton (C. Desmond), James Carroll (U13), Donal (Bo), Michael Linehan (Linehans), Pat Aherne (Pa), Angela O’Keeffe (O. Lynch), Cyril Condon and Jackie (Wallis) and Pat Fitzgerald (K. Fitzgerald). The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, April 21st, at the Club House, Knockgrffin Park, for a jackpot of €17,250.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Waterford Institute of Technology Sport Scholarship Programme The Waterford Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for their Sport Scholarship Programme for the 2011-12 academic year. Previous recipients of WIT Sport scholarship's include intercounty Hurling stars such as JJ Delaney, Noel Connors, Michael 'Brick' Walsh and TJ Reid; Kilkenny Camogie star Anne Dalton; International Paralympic Athletes such as Orla Barry and Raymond O'Dwyer; International Cyclists Sam Bennett and Philip Lavery; and League of Ireland Footballers such as Kevin Burns and Paul Carey. The main aims of the Scholarship Programme are to aid athletes enhance their sporting and academic performance.

Interested students can contact Waterford Institute of Technology Sport Scholarship Office on 051-834132 or More information can be obtained from the website SportRecreation/Scholarships/

Ladies 6-a-side league at Cappoquin

MATCHDAY 12 and Youghal United defeated Brideview Utd. In doing so they ended Brideview’s chances of finishing in the top 2 places. Youghal, following this win, are guaranteed at least a playoff for the league title, as they are down to play Mogeely next week and they have withdrawn from the league so Youghal will receive a walkover. Cappoquin will have to beat Brideview to force a playoff for the title on Monday, April 25th, which should draw a large crowd to the Venue. But Cappoquin must win first before we can talk about that as, if they don’t, Youghal will be champions!

Youghal Utd 4 Brideview Utd. 1

Youghal secured, at the very least, a playoff for the league title by winning this game and were very happy in doing so following a brusing battle against third placed Brideview who had to win to have any chance of finishing in the top two places. The game started at a fast pace with both teams not giving an inch and both keepers kept busy. Youghal struck first with Player of the Match, Elaine Walsh, scoring a fine individual goal left footed into the top corner. Kerri Hancock added a second soon after and Youghal seemed to be on their way. But a mistake in their box led to a penalty for

Brideview and star player, Ciara Hallahan, buried the ball in the bottom corner giving Kate Gilman no chance. Brideview continued to press for the equaliser and were unlucky with a few efforts, but Sarah Goggin settled Youghal with a great strike into the bottom corner. Just before half time scorer in chief, Kerri Hancock, added her second and Youghals fourth with a really good finish to give them a 4-1 lead at the break. In the second half the battle for the ball got to fever pitch as Brideview had to score three goals to get back into the game, but with Liz Burke in defence, Youghal were up to the task. Brideview had chances to score through their main player, Ciara Hallahan, but Youghal also could have added to their lead as the game ended scoreless in the second half. Youghal were the victors and they were delighted afterwards knowing they have at the very least guaranteed a playoff with Cappoquin A for the title.

Cappoquin A 6 Clashmore Ramblers 0

Cappoquin kept the pressure firmly on the other joint leaders, Youghal, with this fine win and performance against Clashmore on Monday night. Cappoquin led 3-0 at the break thanks to goals from Player of the Match, Mary Kate Morrissey, and Rachel Whelan. Cappoquin were winning comfortably early in the game, and as Youghal battled with Brideview they hoped Brideview could win to give them the upper hand, but it wasn’t to be and both teams won in the end. Cappoquin added three more goals in the second half

and ran out easy winners and would have scored more goals only for the fine display by Shelly Marks in the Clashmore goal. Cappoquin had good performances from Vivenne Uniake, Niamh Murphy and Rachel Whelan but again, Player of the Match went to Mary Kate Morrissey. The battle for Player of the Season is as hotly contested as the league title, as two Youghal players Kerri Hancock and Elaine Walsh are level on points with Mary Kate, with Rachel Whelan just one point behind. The playoff, if there is one, could also decide Player of the Season.

Over 35 Mens League at Cappoquin

Match Day 10 and leaders, Railway, had a resounding win over Inch Utd who were under strength on the night. They stayed two points clear but Inch Legends slipped from second to fourth after defeat to Lismore, and Cappoquin go second following their win over the Ramblers.

Youghal go third with their walkover following Mogeely’s withdrawal from the league. With four games to go it is getting very interesting indeed, as there are plenty of teams still in with a realistic chance of winning the title.

Lismore Masters 6 Inch Legends 3

Inch, missing a few regulars, were made to pay as Lismore won the game comfortably and

closed the gap on the teams above them with this fine win. Paul Quinn showed us he has lost none of his skills, turning in a Player of the Match performance for Lismore, who had Peter Whelan and Owen Madden prominent also.

Inch, got back into contension with a great win a few weeks back beating joint leaders, Cappoquin, are now under pressure. With four games to go they slip four points behind Railway.

Railway Masters 8 Inch Utd. 0

Like their other team, Inch legends, United were short a few regulars and against the League leaders, Railway, you just need your best team on the pitch. Railway showed no mercy with Player of the Match Sean Daly, leading the way. They peppered the Inch goal and scored eight times without reply with Inch keeper, Alan McNamee, doing his very best to keep them at bay, Dermot Dee and Frankie Keniry were also on the scoresheet but it was one sided and Railway remain top and in control with four games to play.

Cappoquin FC Legends 5 The Master Ramblers 0

Cappoquin kept pace with Railway but had the game won before they started, as Ramblers only had four players and conceded the match. They played a challenge as they got some Youghal players to fill in and made a game of it, keeping both teams ticking over in the end.

On the air, to show they care Watergrasshill United kids show the seniors how it’s done!

CORK'S 93.1 LIFE FM are running a 24 hour, non-stop Broadcast Fundraiser from 11am on May 7th to 11am on May 8th. Four broadcasters from the station - Eric Goulding, Chris O'Mahony, Joe Seward and Pat Healy will broadcast and fast for 24 hours, in a bid to raise money through sponsorship for the Cork Simon Community. The sporting content throughout the day will include live updates from the world of sport as well as interviews with high profile Cork sporting stars, including Roy Keane.

At a recent press reception in the Lord Mayor's Chambers in Cork's City Hall to launch the event, two of the great dual stars of Cork GAA, Jimmy Barry Murphy and Eoin Cadogan, were in attendance . Also present was Cork boxing star, Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan and Irish Senior Soccer star, Denise O'Sullivan. For companies or individuals willing to sponsor this event contact or phone 021 4964444.

THE Watergrasshill United U7s (pictured), under the management of Pat O’Keeffe had an outstanding 11-0 victory over Springfield Ramblers last Saturday afternoon, April 16th. Well done to Ryan Murray for his penalty save.

The Under 9’s also had a great 11-3 win at home against Avondale. Another great squad performance and good team rotation from the line from Dave Hogan & Pat Griffin to ensure everyone got a run out.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

GAA Club Weekly Lotto results KILLEAGH

The jackpot of €5,400 was not won, and the numbers drawn were 24, 33 and 36. The €30 consolation prize winners were BJGM, H. O’Neill, Marian Coughlan and Isobel O’Neill.


The jackpot of €7,600 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 14, 17 and 27 and the €40 consolation prize-winners were Eileen O’Sullivan, Hanna Ahern, Mary Hassett and Cyril & Patsy Dunne.


The jackpot this week was €1,100 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 16 and 17, and the €20 consolation prize winners were Marie Stillwell, Lynsey Prendergast, Deirdre Cunningham, Niamh Croffet and Brendan & Kerry.


There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €12,100. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 20 and 28 and the €20 consolation prize winners were Oliver Flanagan, The Lombard Syndicate, Ann Marie Shanahan, Theresa O’Neill and Joan Leahy.



20/4: U14F - Cobh vs. Aghinagh, 7.30pm 23/4: U13H - Lisgoold vs. Cobh 24/4: MFL - Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Cobh, 5pm. The Cork Senior Hurlers will train in Cobh on Easter Sunday, April 24th at 10.30am. This is a fundraiser for the Childrens Leukamenia Association, based in the Mercy Hospital Cork. Cobh GAA would like to invite the people of Cobh to come and watch the Cork Hurlers train,while supporting this worthy cause.

Alan O’Keefe goals give Bride Rovers victory over Aghada after extra time BRIDE ROVERS 2-14 AGHADA 1-11 AET BRIDE Rovers, at the third time of asking, made it through to the third round of the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior A football championship on Sunday afternoon in Lisgoold.

One point defeats to Dungourney in the preliminary round, followed by another one point defeat to Glenbower Rovers left the Rathcormac outfit having to win to stay in the competition. Aghada, too, had suffered a bad defeat to Ballinacurra in round one and they were slow to settle in this game as Bride Rovers forged ahead in the early stages. Points from Jerome O’Driscoll, Barry Johnson and Padraig Murphy saw Bride lead by 0-4 to 0-1 after the first quarter, and at half time Bride led by 0-6 to 0-3 after points from Mathew O’Connor and Ger Melvin kept Aghada in touch. With Brendan Walsh

dominant at midfield, Bride Rovers were on top and should have been further ahead.

Aghada upped their work rate on the resumption, with Colm Power and John Connolly landing points. A goal from sub, William Leahy, had them right back in contention with Padraig Murphy and Jerome O’Driscoll on target for Rovers. Points from Terry Broderick looked to have secured the win, but a late free from Ger Melvin sent the game to extra time with Aghada scoring 1-7 to 0-10 for Bride Rovers. In the first period both sides continued to trade points, but the crucial score came with Alan O’Keefe goaling to leave Bride Rovers 1-12 to 1-9 ahead as the sides changed ends. Points from Michael Gilroy and Mathew O’Connor kept Aghada in contention, but a second goal from Alan O’Keefe was the killer

Lisgoold Junior Hurling League Div III Lios gCúl 1-11 Carrigtwohill 2-15

WHILST most observers (this one included) were somewhat out of synch with the referee’s official tally at the conclusion (many felt Carrig had prevailed by a slender margin), this proved a very worthwhile outing for our second string on Friday night, where the blue and gold neighbours battled an enjoyable and a very entertaining hours hurling. The concession of a brace of early goals rocked our very young side, despite the excellence of Andrew O’Donovan and Cathal Cashman in defence. John Cashman was poetry in motion up front, notching a personal return of 1-06 in an all round strong display from placed balls and from open play, whilst the crisp long range execution of Owen O’Sullivan kept the scoreboard ticking throughout a very enjoyable second half, where our hosts just held out against our spirited challenge.

U14 Hurling League Lisgoold vs. Brian Dillon’s

Lisgoold had a very easy win over a young Brian Dillons team in Lisgoold last Monday night. We proved to be too strong for them in the end but they never gave up trying. We had 10 players scoring a total of 5-23 and every member of the panel played at least 30 minutes of the game. We would like to congratulate all the children who received their Confirmation on Wednesday, and in particular the members of our Under 14 team - hope you all had a great day!

Under 12 League Lisgoold 7-09 Cloyne 5-00

Led by the superb hat trick hero, Liam Chandler, who notched a personal tally of 3-02 and the dynamically mobile “box to box” play of Liam Stack (0-03), our U12 hurlers had a fruitful visit to Cloyne on Thursday where a goalfest resulted in a deserved victory for the young blues in what was one of the best games this side has been involved in for many years. Both teams hurled excellently but the defensive brilliance of Cian Healy, which drove his side forward and the exquisite point taking of Liam O’Shea, were two of the highlights from a wonderful team performance where Sean Whelan and Jason Collins also excelled.


blow, with Bride Rovers securing victory with a late point from Pa O’Driscoll to leave them ahead by 2-14 to 1-11 at full time. It was a hard fought contest with Aghada bowing out after putting up stern resistance, while for Bride Rovers it was a case of third time lucky, even if it took extra time before they finally secured the victory.

BRIDE ROVERS: A O’Keefe 2-1, J O’Driscoll 0-4 (2f), T Broderick 0-3, P Murphy 0-2, B Walsh, J Mannix, B Johnson and P O’Driscoll 0-1 each. AGHADA: W Leahy 1-1, M O’Connor 0-3, G Melvin 0-2 (1f), C Power 0-2, T Wall, J Connolly and M Gilroy 0-1 each. BRIDE ROVERS: R Cahill, J O’Connor, B O’Driscoll, S Kearney, F Collins, J Pratt, L Forde, B Walsh, T Maloney, B Johnson, P Murphy, P Walsh, J Mannix, J O’Driscoll and T Broderick. Subs S O’Brien for T Maloney 50, A O’Keeffe for P Walsh 52 and P O’Driscoll for J Mannix 65.

Brendan Flaherty evades this tackle

AGHADA: J Hayes, S Cashman, K O’Gorman, M Gilroy, J Connolly, A Kelleher, D Rice, A O’Connor, B Flaherty, T Wall, G Melvin, T Dobbin, C Power, E O’Neill and M O’Connor. Subs T Hartnett for K O’Gorman 20, J

O’Connor for T Dobbin 25, W Leahy for E O’Neill and R Savage for A O’Connor both 50. REFEREE: Michael Walsh, St. Catherine’s.

Cork seek Allianz League title in clash with Dublin Sunday, April 24th in Croke Park CORK VS. DUBLIN AT 4PM Declan Barron previews Sunday’s League Final CORK will hope to retain their Allianz League Division 1 title when they travel to Croke Park on Sunday for another cut off Dublin, who inflicted defeat on Conor Counihan’s side when they met earlier in Round 2. Both sides have turned in impressive displays to reach Sunday’s decider, and I think Cork is coming into form at the right time. An injury to Aidan Walsh will be a worry to Cork, who will also be without Eoin Cadogan, with Michal Shields favoured to pick up Dublin danger man, Bernard Brogan. With Daniel Goulding and Donnacha O’Connor in top form at present, and Ciáran Sheehan also showing up well for the U21 side in Ennis, Cork should have enough firepower to trouble Dublin. Pierce O’Neill, Paul Kerrigan

Dungourney Avondhu/Imokilly JH League

Dungourney vs. Churchtown on Sunday, April If not a Lotto Millionaire, at least we have a Lotto winner in the Club, 24th in Dungourney at 3pm. with Football Manager, and long time supporter of the Club Lotto, Timmy Mulcahy matching the three numbers ( 5, 8 and 11 ) drawn on Tuesday night. All in CLCG congratulate Tim on his fantastic win, and hope that you enjoy the first of what may be very many successes in 2011 both on and off the playing field. Consolation prize winners this A young Dungourney side travelled to Cloyne on week were Denis O’Leary, Mary Walsh, Kathleen Shea and The Ryan Saturday night last to take on Cloyne’s second

JHL Division 2: Cloyne 0-11 Dungourney 0-11

and Patrick Kelly are others who have a big part to play in attack.

In defence Ray Carey, John Miskella, Noel O’Leary and Paudi Kissane will have to be in top form, while the midfield sector will hold the key as Alan O’Connor, Aidan Walsh and Nicholas Murphy will all see action at some stage. Dublin showed a few chinks in their armour as Galway managed to draw with them last time out, so if Cork can tighten up in defence and score a few goals, then I can see Cork retaining their title on Sunday. It will be a tough contest for the rebels, but one they will relish, so on Sunday evening I expect Cork to have more silverware on Leeside.

team. Dungourney dominated large parts of a good first half, but went in at half time level at four points each. The second half was a more intense affair and the lead changed on a number of occasions. The two teams gave their best to the end and the final score was 0 - 11 each. DUNGOURNEY PANEL: Dave Hennessy, Daniel Kenneally, Will Daly, Carl Kiely, Stephen Hickey, Brendan Hegarty, James McCarthy, Ritchie O’Neill, Jack Griffin, Shane Hegarty, Seán Hegarty, Bill Ahern, Niall Motherway, John Hickey and Timmy O’Sullivan. SUBS: John O’Neill, Kieran Rohan, Seán Broderick and Martin Hennessy.

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Cloyne juvenile Youghal ladies footballers


Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

U14 Hurling League

MAYFIELD travelled to Cloyne on Monday, April 11th, for this U14 Hurling League match. Mayfield, who are a strong side started the game well and they scored two points before Brian O’Shea got a point back for Cloyne. Mayfield took control of the match then and scored 1-03 without reply. A minute before the half time whistle Ian Cahill went through and got a goal back for Cloyne. That left the half-time score at: Mayfield 1-05 Cloyne 1-01. Cloyne had a great start to the second half and made the most of their opportunities with scores from Brian Walsh (1-0), Briain Minahane (1-01) and Ian Cahill (0-03), before Mayfield got a point, their first score of the second half.

At this stage Cloyne were well on top in the match in all areas of the field and added two further scores - a goal each from Briain Minihane and Ian Cahill. While Mayfield replied with two points Cloyne ran out deserved winners on the night on a scoreline of: Cloyne 505 Mayfield 1-08. TEAM: Conor Motherway, Jordan McCarthy, Eoin Davis, Daniel O’Sullivan, Tom Horgan, Briain Minihane, Jake Coady. Ian Cahill, Brian O’Shea, Brian Walsh, Sam Horgan, Aaron O’Sullivan, Aaron McCarthy, Liam Cotter, Thomas Shanahan. Subs used: Viktor Usatenko, Kevin Higgins

St. Colman’s ladies football

OUR U16 team travelled to Mayfield for another round of our league campaign. We did not have our full squad due, mainly to injuries. Many thanks to Mayfield for playing even numbers on the night. St. Colman’s were in fine scoring form on the night and ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 7-10 to 2-0 for Mayfield. A big thanks to the younger girls especially who travelled on the night. Provisional fixture at home to Watergrasshill Easter Monday. Scorers for St. Colman’s: Keelagh Cullinane 4-5, Aine Beausang 01, Miriam Mullins 1-2, Rachel Dunne 2-0 and Katie O’Neill 0-2. St. Colman’s wish to express sympathy to the family of Padraig Kelleher of Watergrasshill, who died recently. He will be sadly missed in East Cork Ladies Football.

show tremendous heart

THE Youghal Ladies Footballers were in action last weekend at Magners Hill where the opposition were Ballyphehane from Cork City.

The City South Siders were the better side, but that is what is to be expected considering that the Youghal Ladies Footballers are only in their first year and already they are showing great promise. The selectors must be praised for the hard work and the long hours they are putting into the teams, and fair play to all the supporters who cheered on the girls last Sunday evening. Youghal had three great scores on the night, with Captain, Deirdre Cronin raising two white flags from play, and a great score from Aoife O’Siochrú which was nearly a goal. Sinead Swayne came close on a couple of occasions and the defending by Faye O’Brien, Jenna White, and in particular Jenny Barry, was excellent. All the players must be congratulated for their efforts on the night, and the performance of Leah Broderick was outstanding. All in all there is fantastic potential talent within the ranks of the Youghal Ladies Footballers and a great determination. It takes a few years for a team to establish themselves, and with the people in place and the honesty and the determination of the Ladies playing, it will be no time at all before the Youghal girls will be

Lisgoold ladies win in style Lisgoold 5-17 Youghal 2-4

LISGOOLD Junior Ladies football team recorded their first victory of the year with a fantastic win over Youghal in the East Cork Junior C Football Championship semi-final in Lisgoold on Friday night. To say the girls played with great determination and skill would be an understatement. These girls harassed, tackled, blocked and fought for every ball. The final score line of 5-17 to 2-4 would give the impression that this was an easy won game, but we had to battle to the final whistle as Youghal never gave up and showed great heart for a team who only started playing Junior football this year. It was, in fact, Youghal who went into the lead with 2 goals coming from good play but Lisgoold, to their credit, never panicked and began taking their scores when the opportunity arose. Points from the hard working Leanne Woods, who covered nearly ever blade of grass on the pitch for the entire game, Taylor Bradley who was a thorn in the Youghal side

with her darting runs goal wards, and Laura O’Shea our pacey wing forward, helped to settle Lisgoold down and we were back in this game after 15mins. As the first half progressed the backs were forced to deal with attack after attack from Youghal, but timely tackling and mighty defending from Linda Croston, Denise O’Riordan and Trish Tobin kept Youghal at bay and only allowed them to get in for 3 more points in the first half. Leah Hogan and Johanna Lane, at midfield, were working harder then ever to get the ball into the forwards and made some great solo runs to ease the pressure on the backs and give in some great ball to the forwards, who used it to convert into well taken points. With the first half coming to an end Lisgoold upped the anti and got the points they needed to draw level with Youghal on a half time score of 0-9 Lisgoold Youghal 2-3.

It was anyone’s game at this stage and we knew that we needed to get the first few scores on the board if we were to have any chance of coming away with a much sought after win. The management team made a few changes, which worked from the throw in. Cara O’Brien was moved to midfield which saw her shine. She never gave up and kept after her player, who was physically stronger then her. Cara persisted and won valuable frees for Lisgoold which were converted by Brid Cullinane. The re-arranged full forward line of Leah Hogan, the aforementioned Brid and Tanya Kingston worked well, and with both the corner forwards fighting for and winning the 50/50 balls they opened up the play and sent in good ball which was converted into goals by Taylor and Leah. At this stage Lisgoold were beginning to get a grip on the game, and it saw them spend a lot of time in Youghal territory. But it was always the case that Youghal

making their mark in their Division. Youghal Ladies Football Club would like to thank 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 wish Alison and all her staff all the best for 2011

YOUGHAL LADIES TEAM: Serena Kenny; Mary Fox, Susan Cronin; Jenna White, Jenny Barry, Faye O’Brien; Kellie Ford, Deidre Cronin (Cpt) Ashling Hennessy, Aoife Butler, Leah Broderick; Sinead Swayne, Lorraine O’Keefe. SECOND HALF SUBS: Aoife O’Siochrú and Alice Barry. REFEREE: Arthur O’Leary (Carrigtwohill)

would counter attack and when they did Marie Connery, Catherine O’Connell and Maureen O’Riordan, along with the other backs, were on hand to prevent them from scoring. Trish Walsh in goals came off her line to make some superb saves,, and started the Lisgoold attack with massive clearances.

With time running out Lisgoold could see the end line in sight, but instead of sitting back and letting Youghal into the game they continued on with some fine point scoring from Tanya, Leanne and Taylor. Cara O’Brien was awarded for her hard work when she made a fine solo run and finished it off brilliantly with a well-taken goal. Francis Connery came on as a sub and defended well, just as her sister had whom she replaced. This was very much a 16-player effort and when the final whistle was blown the girls were overjoyed with the victory. It was a tough, physical game and Youghal were worthy opponents who will have their chance in a final soon. We must now await the winners of the other side who have yet to play the semi final to see who we will meet in the final. Thanks to

Club Lotto

Youghal GAA Club cannot say it often enough. Thank you for your continued support for the Club’s Lotto Draw. The draw takes place every Monday night and as of Monday, April 11th, the Jackpot of €4,110 was not won. The numbers for that week were 12, 22, 28 and 30. €200 shared by Maureen Tracey, Shirley Kelly, Mary & Joe Cunningham. Seller’s Prize was won by JD’s Bar. The Jackpot for Monday, April 18th is €4,370. Go raibh maith agat as do thacaiocht.

Frank O’Brien

Youghal GAA Club would like to extend sympathy to the family of Frank O’Brien, who recently passed away. Frank was a member of the Youghal Minor side that won the East Cork and Cork County Hurling Championship

Gavin O’Brien and Noel Connery, the managers/trainers who put in endless hours of their time training us, and of course our loyal supporters who turn up to all our games through sunshine, wind and rain and give us the encouragement to believe in ourselves and each other. Well done again girls!

TEAM: Trish Walsh, Marie Connery, Maureen O’Riordan, Trish Tobin, Catherine O’Connell, Linda Croston, Denise O’Riordan, Leah Hogan (1-0), Johanna Lane, Laura O’Shea (1-1), Taylor Bradley (2-6), Leanne Woods (0-7), Tanya Kingston (0-1), Brid Cullinane (0-2), Cara O’Brien (1-0), Francis Connery.

The Under 14 girls are playing at home to Glanmire on Tuesday, April 26th. The Under 12 girls will be playing against Rockbán in the first league match of the 2011 season tonight, Wednesday, April 20th, kick off 7pm at the Lisgoold pitch. Good luck to all.

Primary Schools Disco

Many thanks to all who supported our Primary Schools Disco which was held on Friday last, 15th April. A very enjoyable evening was had by all the chil-

in 1944. He was a great friend to many here at Youghal GAA Club, in particular the late Paddy Cooney and the President of the GAA, Christy Cooney. He was a regular visitor to the town of Youghal and had a great passion for Greyhound Racing, winning the Irish Laurels with Round Tower Rose at the old Cork Greyhound Stadium, and also winning the Tipperary Cup with Round Tower Bill. People like Frank don’t come along every day. He was a fantastic friend to the Association and a winning County Junior Hurler with Castlemartyr. A native of Cloyne and a former FÁS employee, Frank will be missed by many near and far, and Youghal GAA Club would like to make it known that Frank was a treasured friend of the club and a terrific servant to Gaelic Games. May he rest in peace.

dren who attended and who danced to the brilliant music provided by DJ on the night, Liam Ruane. Particular thanks to those who donated spot prizes for the night: Jungle World Midleton, Gate Cinema Midleton, Hurley’s SuperValu Midleton, Tesco Market Green Midleton. Congratulations to Caoilinn Hickey and Cork U14s on their recent victories over Waterford and Tipperary in the Munster Championship. Best of luck in in the Munster Final -v- Kerry on April 30th.

Long Kick

The Long Kick on Easter Monday at 12 noon from Leamlara Cross to GAA grounds in Lisgoold. Refreshments at the finish line. Please support. Our local Youth Club are doing a 24 hour fast on Good Friday and are staying in the Community Centre overnight in aid of Let’s Get Together Foundation, who are a Midleton group for families affected by suicide. All training on-going in the pitch and Mary Brosnan, Registration Officer is available from 10.30am to 12 noon for registration at the GAA grounds on Saturday mornings.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

JAFC 2nd Round: Aghada 1-11 Bride Rovers 2-14 AET

AGHADA bowed out of this year’s Junior A Football Championship the hard way. A great comeback in the dying minutes of the second half saw Aghada draw level with the Rovers when Ger Melvin pointed a placed ball on the 67th minute to force extra time.

It was a game of many halves as each side had turns dominating the game. Aghada opened the scoring with a Matt O’Connor point on the fourth minute.

East Cork U21A Football Championship Final

Midleton bridge 31 year gap to claim U21A Football title Midleton 2-11 Erin’s Own 1-12


Aghada should have had more scores on the board but poor passing, and poor decision making, cost the seasiders. It took Bride Rovers 8 minutes before they scored, but scored three more minors in as many minutes, as they showed Aghada a clean pair of heels. By the 24th minute they were 6 points to one up and coasting. Good work by Aidan Kelleher and Aidan O’Connell led to a Matt O’Connor point. The hard working centre forward, Ger Melvin then pointed to see Aghada only three points behind at the short whistle.

The best thing about the 1st half was the display of our youngsters, especially Michael Gilroy and Dave Rice, who worked hard and showed they were well able for this level. On resumption Aghada started to control midfield and got a foothold in the Bride half, only for the Rovers to score 1st and extend the lead. Colm Power pulled one back on the 33rd minute. The Rovers landed another before John Connelly hit a mighty 45 to make it a three point game again.

The next 15 minutes was stalemate while Aghada had most of the play as our backline cleaned up, led by Stephen Cashman, who had an outstanding game. But Aghada were unable to land the killer punch, failing to convert the play into scores. With 6 minutes left on the clock the Rovers scored again to go four clear and all of a sudden Aghada upped their game. A point from Colm Power was quickly followed by a great goal from sub, William Leahy, as he blasted to the net to level the game with two minutes left on the clock. Aghada went for the kill but the ball was cleared and a soft free set the Rovers ahead again two minutes into injury time. Back our lads came, and that aforementioned leveller meant we had extra time. This was a great comeback, having lost Brendan Flaherty and Matt O’Connor to injury half way through the half.

Aghada started the extra time like they finished, and for the first time since the opening minutes led when William Leahy and Tony Wall landed a point each. But it was short lived as the Rovers hit back with a vengeance scoring 1-2 before the 10 minute half was up.

Aghada now had their backs to the wall and while pushing hard for a goal the Rovers counter attacked and goaled. Aghada never gave up, with points from Matt, who came on again, and Michael Gilroy had a fine personal display with a nicely taken point.

TEAM: Jack Hayes, Stephen Cashman, Ken O’Gorman, Michael Gilroy (0-1) Dave Rice, Aidan Kelleher, John Connolly (0-1), Aidan O’Connell, Brendan Flaherty Tony Wall (0-2)Gerard Melvin (0-2 f), Tommy Dobbin, Colm Power(c) (02), Eoin O’Neill Matthew O’Connor (0-2 f ), Subs Tim Hartnett for O’Gorman 26th m, John O’Connor for Dobbin 26th m. Raymond Savage for Matt O’Connor 39th m inj, Dermod Flynn for Flaherty 39th m inj William Leahy (1-1) for O’Neill 45th m extra time start Matt O’Connor for Power inj. 1/2 time ET Tommy Dobbin for Connelly, Eoin O’Neill 15th m for Wall.

The Texas Hold’em Poker Classic in the Long Point Bar, Whitegate had to be cancelled last Friday night. It is now refixed for Friday, May 13th with €1,000 in prize money. Tickets cost €25 from any committee member.

Cork County Board fixtures Wednesday, April 20th:

Red FM Senior Hurling League: Carrigtwohill vs. Cloyne at Carrigtwohill, 7.30pm Round 15 Division 1 Football League: St. Finbarr‘s vs. Nemo Rangers at Togher, 7.15pm Round 3.

Thursday, April 21st:

Red FM Senior Hurling League: Na Piarsaigh vs. Ballymartle at Na Piarsaigh, 7.30pm Round 10.

A STORMING final ten minutes saw Midleton haul in Erin’s Own and go on to claim the East Cork U21A Football title after a thrilling contest with Erin’s Own ,who were last year’s County U21 B champions. Midleton thus bridge a 31 year gap to claim the Clonmult Memorial Cup, which they last held back in 1980.

Midleton, who played with the assistance of the breeze, dominated the first quarter racing into a four point lead with all four points coming from play with Patrick O’Mahony, Seamus Farrell, Padraig O’Se and Shane Ryan all on target. Erin’s Own raised their first white flag in the eighth minute with a Diarmuid Ryng free, but Padraig O’Sé responded instantly for the Magpies, who had a significant breeze at their backs in the first half. Both sides played some fine football, although the Erin’s Own finishing left a lot to be desired early on, and when they look back on the outcome they will know that this was a game they could have won had they taken their chances . Diarmuid Ryng added another couple of points from frees as Erin’s Own fought their way back to within a point of Midleton on the 19th minute. Then, the Magpies produced a moment of magic in the 21st minute when a blistering run from Patrick White ended with a perfectly timed pass to Padraig O’Sé, who fisted the ball into the Erin’s Own net, with Niall Madden then adding a point for Midleton, putting them five points to the good after 25 minutes. Erin’s Own had their own moment of first half magic and really got themselves back into contention

The Midleton team who defeated Erin’s Own in the East Cork U21 A football final deny Niall Scanlon what might have been a match winning goal for Erin’s own. In the end, time ran out for Erin’s Own with Midleton holding out for victory in a splendid final that was played in a terrific spirit, so much so that referee, John Buckley, issued just three yellow cards over the course of the hour.

Seamus Farrell accepts the Clonmult Memorial Cup from Michael O’Brien, East Cork Board Chairman on the stroke of half time with a again opened up a two point gap great reaction goal from Mark and was then awarded a penalty Collins, who finished the ball to for a foot block. Diarmuid Ryng, the net after a Calvin who had earlier missed two O’Callaghan shot came back off handy frees saw his powerful the post, making it a two point shot go over the bar to leave the game on the short whistle, with Caherlag outfit three points in front, when a goal might have Midleton leading by 1-7 to 1-5. put them out of sight. On the resumption Erin’s Own controlled large spells of posses- Midleton were by now gathering sion in the second period, and momentum with Luke O’Farrell proceeded to land some great and Seamus Farrell storming forpoints with Niall Scanlon, Diar- ward, while moving Padraig muid Ryng and Calvin O’Shea to midfield also helped. O’Callaghan all finding the Sub, Cormac Walsh, landed a range as Midleton failed to score great point before another great in the third quarter. Erin’s Own run from Pat White ended with then took the lead with twenty Ian Kennefick goaling to send minutes to go with a pointed Midleton back into the lead with Calvin O’Callaghan free, and six minute remaining. Both sides added a further point before were now all out in search of Stephen Moore had Midleton’s scores, with Kevin Collins bringfirst point on 46 minutes to stop ing the sides level for a second the Erin’s Own flow. It was still time. Midleton were now startall to play for, but an injury to ing to regain their first half comAndrew Power was a big blow to posure and with sub, Conor Erin’s Own. Midleton, just as Lehane, firing over they could they had done against Aghada, see the winning post. Niall Madwere able to call on subs that den put them two points in front made an impact. With ten min- and they saw goalkeeper, David utes remaining Erin’s Own had O’Keeffe, bring off a fine save to

After the game East Cork Board Chairman, Michael O’Brien presented the Clonmult Memorial Cup to Midleton captain, Seamus Farrell, who received the first silverware of the season. Midleton will now represent Imokilly in the county section where they will meet the Duhallow champions later in the season. For now, however, Midleton can enjoy a victory that saw them bridge a 31 year gap, with none of those involved even born when the title was last won back in 1980.

SCORERS FOR MIDLETON: P O Sé 1-2, I Kenefick 1-0, S Moore and N Madden 0-2 each, S O’Farrell, P O’Mahony, C Walsh S Ryan and C Lehane 01 each.

ERIN’S OWN: D Ryng 0-6 (4f) M Collins 1-1, C O’Callaghan 0-3, A Power and N Scanlon 0-1 each. MIDLETON: D O’Keefe; C Burke, L O’Farrell, B O’Sullivan; L Coughlan, S O’Farrell (Cpt) J O’Mahony; P O’Mahony, I Kenefick; N Madden, S Ryan, P White; S Harrington, P O’Sé, S Moore. Subs: C Walsh for S Harrington (Half Time) C Lehane for S Ryan (35) P O’Keefe for B O’Sullivan (48) P Haughney for I Kenefick (55) ERIN’S OWN: R O’Neill; S Crowley, C Dooley, N Fouhy; C Cronin, J Sheehan, N Scanlon; M O’Carroll (Cpt) C O’Mahony; M Collins, A Power, Calvin O’Callaghan; Cían O’Callaghan, D Ryng, I Mylod. Subs: K Moynihan for C O’Mahony (Half Time) K Collins for A Power (40 injured) REFEREE: John Buckley (Glanmire).

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Fine tuning rather than surgery needed for Cork after defeat to Dublin CORK 1-14 DUBLIN 1-15 DUBLIN have qualified to play Kilkenny in the final of Division One of the Allianz Hurling League after a dramatic 1-15 to 1-14 defeat of Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday. It will be Dublin’s first appearance in a League final since 1946 as their win, combined with Galway’s defeat in Waterford, saw them leap-frog the Tribesmen and Tipperary to finish in second place in the table. ‘For Dublin it is such a long time since we got there it’s great, it’s fantastic. I’m thrilled for the boys,’ said a delighted Dublin manager, Anthony Daly.

Dublin trailed by 0-9 to 0-8 at the break, but Daly’s charges showed remarkable character in the second half, at one stage scoring four points without reply after Cork had made a burst for the line with a Luke O’Farrell goal after a great run by clubmate, Conor Lehane, who impressed when introduced in the second half. Paul Ryan, Dublin’s hero in the draw with Kilkenny in Round 6 at Croke Park, hit 1-8 (0-7f) of his sides total, his second half goal coming just after half-time before Luke O’Farrell raised a green flag for the Rebels.

O’Farrell’s goal put Cork two points clear, but Dublin hit back with four successive points, including a monster free from Ryan, to lead by two.Although Ben O’Connor reduced the gap to the minimum with two minutes left, Dublin held on for a dramatic win. Paudi O’Sullivan lost a great chance of a goal for Cork when he was caught in two minds as to whether to take a point, or go for goal. In the end he over carried, with a free out given. Paul Ryan was the star of the show for Dublin, but he was not left to shoulder the scoring burden on his own and was ably assisted by David O’Callaghan, who scored six points from play. The Dublin full forward line, as a whole, caused Cork plenty of problems over the 70 minutes.

John Gardiner opened the scoring for the Rebels at sunny Páirc Uí Chaoimh with a trademark long-range score from play. Indeed, the Rebels moved into a 04 to 0-1 lead after nine minutes, with wing-back, Gardiner, adding his second score of the game from a ’65. Dublin recov-

ered well from their slow start to register four successive points, with Ryan and O’Callaghan dominating the scoring for Anthony Daly’s side.

Cork had a more even spread of scorers, as Niall McCarthy (0-2), O’Farrell and Kieran ‘Fraggy’ Murphy all chipped in with points, while Gardiner added his third of the half. The Dubs’, however, were completely reliant on Ryan and O’Callaghan, who split their first half total of 0-8 evenly between them, with Ryan successful from three placed balls. It was to be another disappointing afternoon for the Rebels as their shooting again left them down. They finish third-frombottom in the table, just above Wexford and relegated Offaly. In this year’s league Cork have suffered four one point defeats, to Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Dublin, while drawing with championship opponents Tipperary. Wins over Galway and Offaly were the only bright spots as the championship now looms closer.

CORK: L O’Farrell 1-1, B O’Connor 0-4, J Gardiner 0-3, N McCarthy 0-3, K Murphy, P Horgan and C McCarthy 01 each. SCORERS - DUBLIN: P Ryan 1-8 (07f), D O’Callaghan 0-6, C Keaney 0-1. CORK: Donal Og Cusack, Stephen McDonnell, Eoin Cadogan, Shane O’Neill, John Gardiner, Ronan Curran, William Egan, Brian Murphy, Pa Cronin, Ben O’Connor (0-4f), Cian McCarthy (0-1), Niall McCarthy, Luke Farrell, Kieran Murphy, Patrick Horgan. Subs: Lorcán McLoughlin for Cronin (inj), Tom Kenny for Egan, Paudie O’Sullivan for K. Murphy, Conor Lehane on for C. McCarthy, Jerry O’Connor for McLoughlin. DUBLIN: G Maguire, N Corcoran, T Brady, O Gough, P Schutte, P Kelly, S Durkan, J McCaffrey, S Lambert, C McCormack, R Dwyer, C Keaney, D Plunkett, D O’Callaghan and P Ryan. Subs used A McCrabbe, M O’Brien. REFEREE: Brian Gavin, Offaly.

In the aftermath of this latest defeat the public will be calling for change from Denis Walsh and his selectors. I, for one, feel that Cork need a little fine tuning and I would like to see John Gardiner lead the attack from centre forward, with Niall McCarthy teaming up with Pa Cronin at midfield. Brian Murphy should return to corner back, with Shane O’Neill taking over from Gardiner in the half back line, with Tom Kenny also slotting in beside Ronan Curran. Midleton’s

Youghal camogie

U14 County League 2011

YOUGHAL travelled to Castlelyons on Tuesday evening to play their first league game this season. From the start Youghal dominated the game with our strong centre fields, Catriona O’Keeffe and Shauna O’Connell, sending balls straight into the forward line to Aoife McCarthy and Aoife O Neill. Great team spirit from Erin Galvin and Ciara Crowley sent Youghal on their way. Castlelyons lifted the game midway through the first half, but with Louise Dempsey and Amerah Hickey Goggin in the half back line, Castlelyons found it very hard to get through. Our sub bench on the night made their way onto the field in the second half, with great play from Eimear Farrell and Clodagh O Keeffe, which will keep all players on their toes fighting for their places on the team. YOUGHAL SCORERS: Ciara Crowley 3-1, Erin Galvin 3-0, Sophie Monaghan 1-0, Aoife O’Neill 0-1, Catriona O’Keeffe 0-1, Shauna O’Connell 0-1. YOUGHAL TEAM ON THE


Conor Lehane is certainly one for the future, but the Leaving Cert exams might rule him out of a start against Tipperary. Cathal Naughton should probably start with Cian McCarthy at wing forwards. Ben O’Connor and Patrick Horgan will probably start in the championship with the full forward position clearly up for grabs with players such as Kieran Murphy, Michael Cussen, Luke O’Farrell and Paudi O’Sullivan all seeking inclusion. Cork will face Waterford in two weeks time, on May 2nd, when Clashmore open their new clubhouse and it will be interesting to see what team Denis Walsh will choose for this mouth watering contest.

East Cork GAA fixtures

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH: Garryvoe Hotel JFL Div 1: Glanmire vs. Ballinacurra at Glanmire, 7.30pm Round 8

THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST: Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 2: Castlelyons vs. Killeagh at Castlelyons, 7.15pm Round 2. SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH: Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 1: Ballyhooly vs. Castletownroche at Ballyhooly, 3pm Round 4 Kildorrery vs. Sarsfields at Kildorrery, 3pm Round 4 Erin’s Own vs. Carrigtwohill at Caherlag, 3pm Round 4

Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 2: Dungourney vs. Churchtown at Dungourney, 3pm Round 4 Shanballymore vs. Ballygiblin at Shanballymore, 3pm Round 4.

MONDAY, APRIL 25TH: Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 2: St. Catherine’s vs. Killeagh at St. Catherine’s, 7pm Round 4.


Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Aghada 1-11 Bride Rovers 2-14 Round 2 ET Michael Feeney U21 A Football Championship: Erin’s Own 1-12 Midleton 2-11 Final (ET)

Garryvoe Hotel JFL Div 1: Carraig na bhFearr 2-9 Glenbower Rovers 3-7 Round 9

Garryvoe Hotel JFL Div 2: Aghada 1-12 Cobh 0-8 Round 4 Junior Hurling League Division 2: Cloyne 0-11 Dungourney 0-11 Round 5 Killeagh 4-15 Youghal 0-10 Round 2 Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 1: Ballinacurra 2-8 Killeagh 1-9 Round 2

NIGHT: Niamh Kelly, Chloe Landers, Niamh Roche, Aoife Daly, Amerah Hickey, Louise Dempsey, Shauna ‘O Connell, Catriona O‘Keeffe, Aoife O’Neill, Aoife McCarthy, Ciara Flavin, Sophie Monaghan, Erin Galvin, Ciara Crowley. SUBS: Clodagh O’Keeffe for Aoife Daly, Aine Forest for Sophie Monaghan, Melissa Board for Catriona O’Keeffe, Eimear Farrell for Louise Dempsey, Siobhan O’Brien for Chloe Landers, Ellen O’Brien, Sarah Keane, Cassie O Brien, Zoe Goggin, Julia Pucach, Jessica Carroll.

U12 Go Games

Youghal travelled to Fr. O’Neill’s last Sunday, with the weather on our side, for the first of the Go Games cluster of blitzes to be played in this group. Youghal played teams including Bride Rovers and Fr. O’Neill’s. Big potential was seen in the Youghal girls, with great support from their parents. Congratulations to Fr O’Neill’s Camogie Club for their great organisation which made it a very enjoyable day. Players on the day - Amy Herlihy, Eimear Farrell, Ciara Crowley, Meg Cronin, Clara Keane, Chloe Delaney, Jenny O Connor, Fidelma Flavin, Dannii Leahy, Sophie Lyons, Kayleigh Murphy, Aoife Flavin, Ciara Whyte, Jennifer McCarthy, Alicia McCarthy, Ciara O’Brien. Next Go Games Blitz to be

Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 2: Lisgoold 1-11 Carrigtwohill 2-15 Round 9.

played weekend of the 7/8th May, in Bride Rovers (Rathcormac).

Youghal vs. Sliabh Rua

Youghal Camogie travelled to Sliabh Rua for a game which had a 6.30pm start. Youghal lacked hunger in the first half and played at an uneven pace. The back line found it very difficult, with a strong sun in their eyes for the first 30 minutes,but Ashleigh Corcoran had a fantastic game in wing back position, dominating the line, and having her best game to date. Shona Cunningham, who had come from a Cork intermediate game earlier that day, had a fantastic game, partnered with Niamh Quill in mid field. A new position for Niamh, who got on the score board.Scores also came from most of the forward line including Kelly McCarthy, Shannen Joyce and Siobhan Downing. The first half score line read 2-6 Youghal to 2-3 Sliabh Rua. The second half was much better for the Youghal side with Ashleigh Corcoran, who had dominated the first half, moved to centre back. Player of the match must go to the wonderful Roisin O’Keeffe who could be found all

over the field, supporting all her players throughout the game.

A change of position in the second half was made, with Niamh Quill moving to the half back line and Chloe Daly moving into mid field, a good move made from the side line which enabled the forwards to receive more ball. Substitute, Leah Broderick, had a great run when coming on, scoring four unanswered points in a row. Final score: Youghal 4-15 to Sliabh Rua 3-5. TEAM: Dawn Kelly, Michaela Dalton, Ann O’Connell, Aishling O’Siochru, Chloe Daly, Sarah Flavin, Ashleigh Corcoran, Niamh Quill, Shona Cunningham, Shannen Joyce, Edel O’Connell, Roisin O’Keeffe, Amy Motherway, Siobhan Downing, Kelly McCarthy SUBS USED: Leah Broderick for Shannen Joyce, Catriona Bulman Jr for Niamh Quill, Suzie Fitzgibbon for Edel O’Connell, Shannon Watson for Kelly McCarthy.


The U16 were in action recently in their first league encounter. The game was played on home soil and the girls played a great game. Final score 1-07 to Blarney 3-05. Scorers: Leah Broderick, Aoife McCarthy and Shannen Bulman.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Senior Hurling League: Midleton 1-07 Cloyne 0-12

WE played near neighbours, Cloyne in the Senior Hurling league on Monday of last week in Carrigtwohill. Both teams were short several players but it was Cloyne who showed the greater appetite throughout and emerged worthy winners on the night. It was a disappointing performance from Midleton. We never looked like imposing ourselves on the game, and I am sure it will have left the mentors with plenty of food for thought as they continue their preparations for the Championship, which is still eight weeks away.

Premier Minor Hurling League Midleton 2-24 Glen Rovers 0-08

Midleton had an easy win over Glen Rovers in this League game at the Glen Field on Saturday evening. After two games we have a win and a loss.

Fé 21 Football Championship Final Midleton 2-11 Erin’s Own 1-12

Our Fé 21 footballers bridged a 31 year gap when they claimed the East Cork A title on Friday night last in Cobh. After a good hour of entertainment when, at various stages, it looked like either team would win, a late Midleton rally produced the decisive scores and secured a famous victory for the Club. The opening twenty minutes belonged to Midleton when a succession of fine scores saw us lead by 0-6 to 0-2. Erin’s Own rallied to reduce the deficit to the minimum. Padraig O’Shea scored a fisted goal, but Erin’s Own responded with a goal of their own. At half time we led by 1-07 to 1-05. Erin’s Own started the second period strongly with four unanswered points. They had a penalty chance which ended up going over the bar, rather than under it. Midleton had made a number of personnel and positional changes, and they started to have an effect. Substitutes, Conor Lehane and Cormac Walsh, both kicked points but the move of Ian Kennifick to full forward had the desired effect as he rattled the net to put Midleton ahead with only minutes left. In a frantic finish Erin’s Own had a goal chance to win it. However, Dara O’Keefe stepped up to the mark with an excellent match winning save. On the night Midleton had excellent performers throughout the team and the manner of their come back in the last ten minutes brought great satisfaction to the large number of Midleton supporters in attendance. A word of praise, too, for a fine Erin’s Own

team who played some excellent football on the night. Well done to the players and to their mentors Davey O’Brien, Eoin Ferriter, Declan Ryan, Sean Corcoran and Kieran Mulcahy.

TEAM: Dara O’Keefe, Cillian Burke, Luke O’Farrell, Brian O’Sullivan, Leslie Coughlan, Seamus O’Farrell (01) (Capt.), Jamie O’Mahony, Patrick O’Mahony, Ian Kennifick (1-0), Niall Madden (0-2), Shane Ryan (0-1), Pa White, Shane Harrington, Padraig O’Shea (1-2), Stephen Moore (0-2, 01f). SUBS USED. Cormac Walsh (0-1), Conor Lehane (0-1), Padraig O’Keefe and Paul Haughney.

Adult fixtures

20/4: Junior Hurling League Midleton vs. Carrignavar, Midleton, 7pm 24/4: Senior Hurling League Midleton vs. Na Piarsaigh, Midleton, 12 noon

Fé 16 Premier 1 Hurling League: Midleton 1-10 Mallow 2-07

Last Tuesday evening we played the host team in our first Hurling league game, and it went quite well. We played reasonably well in the first half against the wind, and only trailed by three points at half time. Although we conceded a goal early in the second half we played very well for the rest of the game and were unlucky not to come away with both points. A draw was possibly the fair result on the night. It was great to see both Alan Stanton and Brian Rossiter back in action again, after missing the past year with serious injuries. TEAM: Brian Rossiter, Luke Dineen, Billy O’Shea, Sean O’Farrell, Killian Deady, Darren Quirke, Kevin Rohan, Aaron Mc Evoy, Padraic Nagle, Eanna O’Brien, Conan Finnegan, Patrice Tschmanga, Robert Williams, Michael Abernethy and Lochlinn Mc Carthy. Subs Alan Stanton, Kevin Butler, Josh Deady and Shane Buckley.

Midleton Fé14 vs. Kilmacud Crokes

Midleton’s Fé 14 hurlers played a challenge match at home vs. Kilmacud Crokes as part of the Dublin team’s weekend away for the Cork vs. Dublin League hurling match. Midleton provided a stiff challenge for the Dubs and were well on top after the first period. Following a good number of changes of position and substitutions, the game was a more level affair in the second period. Well done to all who participated.

Fé 11

Midleton Under 11s travelled to Youghal on Friday evening and played their part in what was a very entertaining contest. The match was very evenly contested and the skill shown by both sides was a joy to watch. All the boys played very well, and if this effort is shown all the time a great season in football and hurling awaits us.

TEAM: Ross Shanahan, Niall Higgins, David Scanlon, Ross O’Regan, Fionn O’Connell, Alan Horgan, Liam Ryan, Adam O’Connell, Cormac O’Brien and

Seán Óg trains The ‘All Star’ Wars cast in hurling skills! AS opening night fast approaches, the cast of The ‘All Star’ Wars, the first ever hurling comedy musical, attend one rehearsal that can’t be missed. Cork’s much loved hurling master, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, took to the Glen Rovers Hurling Pitch last Friday to teach the cast what the country’s first love in sport is really all about! The hilarious new show about hurling, The ‘All Star’ Wars at Cork Opera House, runs from now until April 23rd with only five performances planned. Actors Jenny Hoare, Yvonne Cronin, Stephanie Boyle, Amy Horgan, Naomi Nuttrell, Jane O’Regan and Laura Kennedy can’t contain their excitement at meeting Seán - unless they are really, really good actors! (Photo: Miki Barlok)

upcoming games away vs. Donoughmore and home vs. Blackrock next weekend. We will also have a few games over the Easter Holidays, as we have to pick up on Football games cancelled due to the Belfast trip etc.


Scott Wolohan.

And the second team on the night was Mark Daly, Colin Eedegbe, Harry Holohan, Tundy, Ryan O’Riodian, Griffin Hurley, Ronan Lynch,Kian Farmer and Ciaràn Evans

Midleton Fé 10 hurling vs. St. Finbarr’s

Saturday, April 16th, saw a lovely morning and a well presented pitch for our Fé 10’s first hurling home fixture this year. We were a good few players short of a full complement due to social commitments (Happy Birthday Cian)! That said we were helped out by some of the Fé 9 squad in order to meet the number requirement. We lined out with two even teams of 11 and faced two able teams from St Finbarr’s. The format was two matches of 10 minutes each side. Our lads played their hearts out and some fine performances, particularly in defence, were a credit to them. Overall the teams came out level, due in no small part to the battling qualities of Midleton. The quality of hurling now facing our lads is growing, and practice at home is more important than ever. Thanks to St. Finbarr’s for making the trip, and well played.

Fé 9

On Thursday, April 14th we played Douglas at home in what turned out to be a great evening’s hurling.Douglas arrived with 27

players and we had 33, so we had 3 pitches made up and picked 3 teams of 10-a-side each.We played three 15 minute aside games, moving players to different positions for each 15.We rotated 3 of our players to play with Douglas so the games were even all round.All players showed great improvement in what turned out to be very even games.Many thanks to Douglas for coming down, and to all the parents for the support. We will be travelling to Douglas in the next few weeks for a return match.


Our Fé 13 hurlers continued their league campaign with a home game v Ballincollig on Sunday, April 10th. We started the game in strong style with all the boys showing that they were well up to defend their proud home record built up over the last couple of years where they have been beaten only once in competitive hurling games. The Midfield half forward line left little ball pass the half way line, and we had a good lead at halftime. Changes were made in positions and personnel for the second half, and this did not impact the teams performance in any way. After another strong 30 minutes of play we ended up claiming the full points by a comfortable margin. We continue to train on Wednesday nights 7-8pm and Saturday mornings 10-11.30am in the CBS field, and we have

Congratulations to our Fe 16 players Billy O’Shea, Darren Quirke, Conan Finnegan, Michael Abernethy, Padraic Nagle and coach Padraig O’Brien on their victory with the Imokilly hurlers recently in the Garry Scollard Hurling Tournament 2011 which took place in Tralee. They defeated Limerick City West, West Waterford and Seandún in the final.


Our deepest sympathy to the Aherne family, Knockanore, Waterford on the death of Declan, grandfather of Padraig and Sean O’Farrell. Also to the Deady family on the recent death of John, grandfather of Killian, Calem and Josh.

Golf classic

After the success of last year’s event we are holding our Golf Classic once again this year. It will be held at East Cork Golf Club on Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd. Details of tee times, tee boxes, prizes, etc will follow later.

Juvenile Fixtures

23/4: Fé 11 Go Game Football vs. Douglas, away, 3pm 26/4: Fé 16 Premier 1 Hurling league vs. Duhallow in Rathcoole at 7pm 4/5: Fé 11 Go Game Hurling vs. Inniscarra, away, 7pm Juvenile outdoor training has resumed for all age groups and details can be found on the team pages on the club website w w w. m i d l e t o n g a a . c o m

Flag day

Our Juvenile Club annual Flag Day will take place this Easter Saturday, April 23rd at Hurley’s SuperValu from 8am to 8pm. Anyone that can give an hour it would be much appreciated. Please contact Mary Quinn at 086 3827737 to book a time. VHI Cúl Camp On Saturday mornings in the GAA Club from 10am to 12 we have the booking forms available for our Cul Camp for boys which will be held from July 4th to 8th, more details will follow soon through our coordinator Jim O’Sullivan.

Saturday morning coffee facilities

Our coffee mornings are up and running on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12noon. 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.


15/4/11: Jackpot €4,600. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 11 and 22. No winner. Lucky Dip winners of €40: Caroline O’Neill, c/o O’Neill’s Bar, Mill Road Willie Ring, c/o Linehan’s Bar, Mill Road Blom, c/o Gavin Power. Lenny Hopkins, c/o O’Farrell Butchers, Main Street Pat O’Neill, c/o O’Neill’s Bar, Mill Road Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,800. Thank you for your continued support.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Fr. O’Neill’s not full of Blarney Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship: Fr. O’Neill’s 1-12 Blarney 1-04


FR. O’NEILL’S put on an excellent second half performance at Riverstown on Sunday afternoon to comfortably progress into the next round of the ‘Central Region’ Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship with an eight point victory over Blarney. The first half was all about the two defences on top, giving little or no quarter and depriving both sets of forwards of any clear cut scoring opportunities.

The half time score line of Fr. O’Neill’s three points, Blarney one point told its own story, and nobody could have predicted that the second half would be such a free scoring thirty minutes of hurling.

On the resumption Blarney’s Barra O’Connell pointed from a ‘65’ to leave a point between the sides, but this sparked the men from Aghavine into life and O’Neill’s hit back with seven unanswered points, four from play, and a spectacular goal from O’Neill’s full forward, Rob Culnane on the 44th minute. He took the ball 50 metres out and then

Blarney Captain, Keith Costello, Match Referee, John Kearney and Fr. O’Neill’s Captain, Tony Motherway

evaded all the Blarney defence, rounded the keeper, and buried the ball into the net.

To their credit Blarney did rally late on and had a goal from second half substitute, David

Cremin on the 50th minute. Cremin went on a run on the right wing before cutting in and unleashing a rocket of a shot into the top left hand corner of the O’Neill’s goal.

Cork book semi final spot with victory over Clare Munster Minor Football: Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11 CORK got over the first hurdle in the defence of their Munster minor football title with a hard earned victory over Clare in Páirc Uí Rinn last Wednesday night to earn a semi final spot later in the year, where they will face whoever emerges from the losers group with Clare, possibly, coming back to face Cork again later in the campaign. Fielding just four of last year’s successful side the team did not give the most impressive display, but the Cork minors completed their task, defeating Clare by five points in Páirc Uí Rinn last Wednesday night to progress to the semi-finals.

Dan McEoin’s experience from last year proved vital to the young Rebels, as he contributed 1-4, getting the opening score of the game and also an important first half goal. It was neck-andneck in the first half and Cork led narrowly at half time, 1-5 to 0-7 with Clare very much in contention.

Despite the home side’s superiority, they found it hard to shake off the Clare challenge, and even after Stephen O’Mahony’s goal in the 45th minute, Clare came

back again to narrow the gap to three points. However, Cork held on and ran out comfortable winners at the final whistle.

Kerry and Tipperary also progressed last Wednesday night with wins over Waterford and Limerick, who now join Clare in the losers‘ group. Both semi-finals are to be played on May 18th, with Cork playing the winner of the back-door group, while Kerry plays Tipperary.

CORK: James McDonnell, Jamie Davis, Conor Dorman, Kevin Hayes, Kevin Crowley (0-1), Kevin Fulignati, Killian O’Hanlon, Sean Kiely, Mark Sugrue, Brian O’Driscoll (0-1f), Alan Cadogan, David Harrington, Dan McEoin (1-4, 0-2f), Stephen O’Mahony (1-0), Cian O’Sullivan (0-3) SUBS: Darragh Murphy for O’Hanlon, Killian McIntyre (0-1) for Cadogan, John Corkery for Harrington, Sean Ryan for Fulignati. CLARE: D Sexton; C Gavin, C O’Brien, O Vaughan; J Colleran, S Lineen, D Bolton; A O’Neill, D McDonagh; E Cleary, C Cleary, A Murrihy; M O’Leary, N Hickey, J Malone. SUBS: W Flynn for Malone (38), J Rouine for Bolton (42), C Devitt for O’Leary (52), J Sweeney for O’Brien (56), J Scanlon for Murrihy (58). REFEREE: Richard Moloney Limerick.


Cadbury All Ireland U21 Football Semi-Finals

Injury hampers Cork as Galway progress to All Ireland Final Cork 0-12 Galway 1-11

Cork travelled to Ennis last Saturday night to face Galway in the All Ireland semi final. Following good wins over Tipperary and Kerry in the Munster final Cork were confident that they could reach this season’s final and that confidence was tested to the full as the Galway side turned in another impressive display to test Cork’s resolve.

Galway had been impressive in their 1-10 to 0-4 win over Roscommon in the Connaught final, and they showed just why they are the Connaught champions as they were able to match Cork’s physique at midfield and in attack they possessed some quality players. In the end the only goal of the game sealed the issue after Cork lost influential team captain Aidan Walsh to injury. It was a disappointing end

Gavin O’Keefe and Keith Bradford added further points for Blarney, but O’Neill’s also had late scores from Padraig McMahon and Dave O’Driscoll, to seal a much deserved win. to the campaign for Cork, who will now have to settle for their Munster title.

Galway made the better start with midfielder, Tomás Flynn, getting the opening point as Cork had to make one change before the start with Brian Coughlan coming on for Paul Honohan who had not recovered from a hamstring injury. Cork drew level with team captain, Aidan Walsh, bringing Cork level with their first point after five minutes. But the tribesmen quickly surged ahead again with points from full forward, Peter Sweeney and top scorer, Mark Hehir. Donal Óg Hodnett took advantage of a slip by Colm Forde to slot over a second point for Cork, but Galway again showed how dangerous they were with Mark Hehir coolly slotting over for Galway. After a tough opening quarter Galway led by 0-4 to 0-2 as Cork found the going tough in front of goal. Gradually, however, Cork began to work their way back into contention and points from Ciáran Sheehan (2) and Mark Collins had the sides level at 0-5 each with 22 minutes played. It was turning out to be a real battle, with Sheehan edging Cork in front for the first time just before the break. At half time Cork led by 0-7 to 0-6 with Barry O’Driscoll keeping Cork in front with a fisted point.

SCORERS FOR FR. O’NEILL’S: R Culnane 1-0, P McMahon, D O’Driscoll and M O’Keefe 0-3 each, K Lee 0-2, S Lee 0-1.

BLARNEY: D Cremin 1-0, B O’Connell 0-2, G O’Keefe and K Bradford 01 each. FR. O’NEILL’S: E O’Neill; G O’Connell, W Lane, A Kenneally; K Hegarty, T Motherway, M O’Keefe; D O’Flynn, P McMahon; S Lee, D McCarthy, K Lee; C O’Donovan, R Culnane, D O’Driscoll.

On the resumption David Nation was introduced to the Cork midfield with Michael O’Leary going off as Cork opened with two wides. Cork had their first score of the half with Barry O’Driscoll pointing to cancel out an earlier Galway point that had the side’s level for a third time in this contest.

Ciáran Sheehan scored his 4th point of the evening with a superb point to extend the Cork lead, and after a slow start Cork was beginning to show their true form as Mark Collins converted a 10th minute free.

At the end of the third quarter Cork led by 0-11 to 0-7 as Collins landed another point from play, with Cork dominating especially in the half back line with Jamie Wall and Tomás Clancy on top. Eric Monaghan managed to pull a point back for Galway with just over 15 minutes remaining, and a point from a free from Mark Hehir left just two points between the teams as they entered the final quarter.

Cork lost team captain, Aidan Walsh, to injury with Kevin Hallissey coming on and when Mark Hehir pointed for Galway there was just one point between the sides. Cork had to operate with a new midfield pairing with Ciáran Sheehan moving out to the middle of the park, along with David Nation. Cork was now under pressure again as Galway went back in front when Michael Boyle broke through the

Subs: T Mellerick for G O’Connell (20) J Mellerick for C O’Donovan (59)

BLARNEY: K Costello; V O’Mahony, G Twomey, K Bradford; G O’Keefe, A Dineen, C Dalton; J Teehan, B O’Connell; S Jordan, K O’Leary, A O’Shea; S Cremin, D O’Brien, C Sexton. Subs: C Long for K O’Leary and D Cremin for S Jordan (Half Time) S Mulcahy ford O’Brien and L Sheffron for C Dalton(46) REFEREE: John Kearney (Na Piarsaigh).

Cork defence to slam home a goal that put Galway back into a two point lead with just ten minutes remaining.

The Cork resolve was now being tested to the full with time their big enemy, as Galway were defending for all their worth. Cork piled on the pressure in search of scores and, without their leader, Cork failed to breach the Galway rearguard. It is the Tribesmen who extended their advantage when sub, Michael Farragher, pointed to leave a goal between the sides. Eoin Buckley pulled a point back for Cork, who really needed a goal to snatch victory, as time began to disappear. In the end Cork were unable to conjure up the scores that were needed, and so it is Galway who progress to this year’s All Ireland football final.

CORK: C Sheehan 0-4, M Collins 0-3, B O’Driscoll 0-2, A Walsh, E Buckley and D OG Hodnett 0-1 each. GALWAY: M Boyle 1-2, M Hehir 0-4, E Monaghan 0-2, T Flynn, M Farragher and P Sweeney 0-1 each. CORK: S Mellet; L Jennings, D Cahalane, A Cronin; P Daly, T Clancy, J Wall; M O’Leary, A Walsh Capt; C Sheehan, M Collins, J O’Rourke; B O’Driscoll, D Óg Hodnett and B Coughlan. Subs: D Nation for M O’Leary Ht, K Hallissey for A Walsh injured 46, E Buckley for B Coughlan 48. GALWAY: M Breathnach, G Sweeney, C Forde (capt), A Tierney, J Moore, J Duane, T Fahy, T Flynn, F O’Curraoin, C Doherty, M Hehir, M Boyle, D Cummins, P Sweeney and E Monaghan. Subs used A Murphy and M Farragher. REFEREE: Joe Curley, Meath.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We, Sarah and Ava Wymberry, wish to apply for permission for completion of dwellinghouse granted under Planning Ref No. 05/4651 at Killeagh, 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 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 the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL P.A. Cashman on behalf of Caitriona Buckley seeks permission to construct a storey and a half dwelling with detached garage, septic tank and site entrance at Burgesland, Carrigtohill, 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 P.A. Cashman for Grandon Car Sales Ltd seek permission for off licence on part of retail premises and permission for retention of alterations and extension to forecourt shop (change of plan from that permittted under Planning Reg No. 10/5132) at Knocknahorgan, Riverstown, Sallybrook, Glanmire. 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 I, David O’ Sullivan, wish to apply for full planning permission for the construction of a new dwelling house and new site entrance at 15 Chestnut Grove, Castlelake, Carrigtwohill, 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 at County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours Monday-Friday 9.00-4.00p.m. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the planning 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 O’Callaghan Eng. & Design Ltd., Dungourney (021 - 4668365) intend to apply on behalf of Thomas Keegan for permission for construction of a dwelling, garage, wastewater treatment unit, percolation area, well, new site entrance and associated site works at Lackenroe, 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 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 O’Callaghan Eng. & Design Ltd., Dungourney (021 - 4668365) intend to apply on behalf of Sean Keegan for permission for construction of a dwelling, garage, wastewater treatment unit, percolation area, well, new site entrance and associated site works at Lackenroe, 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 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 P. Aherne and A O’Grady seek permission to construct new 2 storey, detached dwelling at 66 Cluain Cairn, Carrigtwohill. 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 5 weeks beginning in the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Thomas M.G. Cahill & Associates (024-4883774) on behalf of Finbarr and Rose Murphy intend to apply for permission for retention of front window to kitchen of dwellinghouse and retention of part of dwellinghouse to rear which was to be demolished as part of Planning Reference 10/4219 at Grange, Castlemartyr, 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 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 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 Ian O'Brien for Permission for construction of a storey and a half style dwelling, a detached garage, site entrance and new waste water treatment system along with all other associated site works at Ballymadog, Gortroe, Youghal. 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. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Corcoran Engineers & Architects Tel: 0214630101 intend to apply on behalf of James O'Brien for Permission for construction of a storey and a half style dwelling, a detached garage, site entrance and new waste water treatment system along with all other associated site works at Ballymadog, Gortroe, Youghal. 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 Corcoran Engineers & Architects Tel: 0214630101 intend to apply on behalf of Ann & Rose Hurley for permission for alterations of the windows and door to the front and side elevations, 2no. velux windows including internal modifications and associated site works at Maryville, The Rock, 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 five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Kenneally, Rochford & Associates Ltd. (024 - 95857), intend to apply to the above for Planning Permission to construct a new two storey dwelling, connect to existing public services along with all associated site works at Lagile, Killeagh, Co. Cork for Liam Greene and Nelly Greene. 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 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 the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Ken & Amanda Grandon are applying to Cork County Council for Permission for alterations to elevations, new canopy, first floor extension to the east and a two storey extension to the west, new connection to public sewer, removal of existing septic tank and all associated site works at Sallybrook, Poulacurry South, Glanmire, Co. Cork. 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Barry Walsh intends to apply for planning permission for development at Ballymadog, Youghal, County Cork. The development will consist of the demolition of roadside cottage, relocation and alterations to existing entrance, construction of single storey dwelling set back from public road, boundary treatments, bio foul treatment unit and tertiary raised mound filter, site services, landscaping, and connection to group water scheme in public roadway. The planning application may be 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. 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 the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.


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Imogeela Community Sports Hall Ltd. is actively looking for the donation of a site for the construction of a

COMMUNITY / SPORTS FACILITY for the parish of Imogeela. Please apply in writing to c/o. Mr. Alan McGee, Solicitor of Ken Murray & Co., 3 Oliver Plunkett Place, Midleton. Closing date is 5pm on Friday, May 27th, 2011


MIDLETON Fully-equipped café available to LEASE from second week of May 2011. All mod cons, reAdy tO OPen. Off Main Street, Midleton. €10,000 per calendar year.

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A Daily ANNIVERSARIES * ANNIVERSARIES McSweeney McSweeney McSweeney Chronology of 8th Anniversary 8th Anniversary 8th Anniversary Jesus’ Last Week


AT the heart of our faith is the Paschal Mystery: the Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. All of salvation history leads up to and goes forth from these saving events. The purpose of this post is to describe Jesus’ Final week. We call this “Holy Week” for Jesus’ public ministry culminates with his suffering, death and resurrection. What follows is a brief description of each day of Holy Week. Some scripture scholars scoff at the idea that we can construct a day-by-day journal of Jesus’ last week. There ARE historical gaps and things in the accounts that don’t add up perfectly. Furthermore, St. John, posits a whole different scenario (perhaps as a theological interpretation) of the Last Supper and how it relates to Passover. The following sequence follows primarily the synoptic (Matt, Mark and Luke) accounts, in terms of timing. Despite certain scholarly doubts, the account really does add up pretty well if we use a little imagination and see the differences not as differences in fact, but only in the level detail. So this is a likely, but not certain, scenario of the last week of Jesus. It is still a great blessing to consider the Lord’s last week and walk with him.

Plan to attend some or all of the special liturgies of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday and Saturday at your parish. By celebrating them in community, we make them present today and learn again, in a new way, the reality of our Risen Lord alive in our midst. Our celebration of Holy Week began last Sunday as we remembered and made present the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem to begin his final week and initiate his Passion. All four Gospels recount this triumphant entry that Sunday Morning so long ago, but made present to us today. How will you journey with Jesus this week? Let the palm remind you to praise him with your prayerful presence during the sacred Triduum. According to Mark 11:11 Jesus returned that evening to Bethany, a suburb of Jerusalem. Perhaps he stayed with his friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus.


According to Matthew 21, Mark 11 and Luke 19, Jesus returns to Jerusalem and, seeing shameful practices in the Temple area, he cleanses the Temple. John’s Gospel also records that he rebuked the unbelief of the crowds. Mark 11:19 records that he returned to Bethany that night.

Monday of Holy Week

According to Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus again returns to Jerusalem where he is confronted by the Temple leadership for what he did yesterday. They question his authority. He also teaches

Tuesday of Holy Week

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

extensively, using parables and other forms. There is the parable of the vineyard (cf Mt 21:33-46), the parable of the wedding banquet, (cf Mt. 22:1). There is also the teaching on paying taxes (cf Mt 22:15) and the rebuke of the Sadducees who deny the resurrection (cf Mt. 22:23). There is also the fearful prophecy about the destruction of Jerusalem if the inhabitants do not come to faith in him. He warns that not one stone will be left on another (cf Mt 24).

Wednesday of Holy Week

Traditionally this day was called “Spy Wednesday” for it was on this Wednesday before the crucifixion that Judas conspired to hand Jesus over. For this he was paid thirty pieces of silver (cf Mt. 26:14). Jesus likely spent the day In Bethany. In the evening Mary of Bethany anoints Jesus with costly perfumed oil. Judas objects but Jesus rebukes him and says Mary has anointed him for his burial! (cf Mt 26:6). The wicked are besetting Jesus and plotting against him. Holy Thursday marks the beginning of the sacred Triduum, or “three days.” Earlier this day Jesus had given instructions to the disciples on how to prepare for this most holy meal, which will be His last supper. Through the day they make these preparations (cf Mt 26:17). In the Mass of the Lord’s Supper conducted at our parishes, we remember and make present that Last Supper which Jesus shared with his disciples. We are in the upper room with Jesus and the Apostles and do what they did. Through the ritual of washing the feet (Jn 13:1) of 12 parishioners, we unite in service to one another. Through our celebration of this first Mass and Holy Eucharist (Mt 26:26), we unite ourselves to Jesus and receive his Body and Blood as if for the first time. At this Eucharist, we especially thank God for his gift of the ministerial priesthood. After the Last Supper (First Mass) the apostles and Jesus made a short journey across the Kidron Valley to the Garden where he asks them to pray and he experiences his agony (cf Mt 26:30). We, too, will process in Church with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to a garden (the altar of repose) which has been prepared. The liturgy ends in silence. It is an ancient custom to spend an hour before the reposed Blessed Sacrament tonight. We are with Jesus in the Garden and pray as he goes through his agony. Most of our parish churches remain open until close to midnight. It was near Midnight that Jesus was betrayed by Judas, was arrested and taken to the house of the High Priest (cf Mt. 26:47).


All through the night Jesus has been locked in the dungeon of the high priest’s house. Early this morning he


In loving memory of my dear mother Noreen, whose anniversary occurs this week.

Treasured memories of my beautiful wife, Noreen whose 8th anniversary occurs on April 22nd. The day that we were married, They told us we were one, But they never told us what to do, When half of one is gone. What to do with half of my life, Or half a will to care, What to do with half a heart, Now the other half’s not there. Noreen, you have just walked on ahead of me, And I’ve got to understand, We must release the ones we love, And let go of your hand. I thought you were for life, Noreen, You and me always, I never thought there Would come a time, When our story would end. It’s hard to understand, But I guess I’ll have to try, It’s not easy to say goodbye, There’s peace now where you are, Maybe that’s all I need to know, Although no longer in our home, You’re in my heart forever more. Your loving husband, Jimmy.

McSweeney 8th Anniversary On the death of our friend Noreen.

Will those who think of Noreen today and during the Easter time, include her in their prayers. Remembered by Kathleen and Mick.

was brought before Pilate who transferred his case to Herod. Herod sent him back to Pilate who, sometime in the mid-morning, bowed to the pressure of the Temple leadership and the crowds, and condemned Jesus to a horrible death by crucifixion. In the late morning Jesus was taken by the soldiers through the city and up the hillside of Golgotha. By noon he is nailed to the cross where he hangs in agony for some three hours. He dies around three in the afternoon. He is taken down from the cross and placed in the tomb hastily before sundown. Today is a day of prayer, fasting and abstinence. Whenever possible, Christians are urged to keep today free of work, of social engagements, of entertainment, and to devote themselves to communal prayer and worship. At noon many parishes gather for Stations of the Cross for recollections of the seven last words

A daily thought, A silent tear, A constant wish, That you were here, An empty space no one can fill, We miss you Mam, and always will. With treasured memories of my dear Mam, Noreen, whose anniversary occurs on April 22nd. What I would give, if I could say, I’ll go to see my Mam, today, To hear your voice, to see your smile, To sit and talk with you a while.

Love always and forever, your son Kevin, Louise and Matthew.

McSweeney 8th Anniversary

To be together, in the same old way, Would be my dearest wish today, We were so close Mam, you and I, I never thought that you would die. To me you were always special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all my heart, That you were here with me today. So remember this, Mam, Although we are apart, I will love you forever, From the bottom of my heart.

Sadly missed and loving you always, your daughter, Carol, son-in-law Kevin, Ben and Abbie x x x.

In loving memory of my mother Noreen, late of 10 Tim Daly Terrace, who died on April 22nd, 2003. Will those who think of Noreen today, A quiet prayer to Jesus say.

Treasured memories of a wonderful mother, sadly missed by son John and Teresa.

McSweeney McSweeney 8th Anniversary 8th Anniversary It’s eight years now, Since you have passed, We try to make the memories last. Forever in our hearts and minds, Your gentle smile, always so kind. Oh what we would give today, If you could come back here to stay, If only for a little while, To talk again and share that smile.

To Mam, sadly missed and loved by Mike, Deirdre and Andrew. of Jesus. Many parishes also offer Stations of the Cross at 3pm, the hour of Jesus death. In the evening, we gather quietly in our parish Churches to enter into time of prayer as we reflect on Jesus death on the cross. We also pray for the needs of the world. To acknowledge the power of the cross in our lives today, one by one we come forward to venerate the cross with a kiss. Consider, too, how the apostles might have gathered that night together in fear and prayer reflecting on all that happened. The body of Jesus is in the tomb but His soul is among the dead to announce the kingdom. The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will Live (John 5:25). Consider what it


In loving memory of Noreen, whose 8th anniversary occurs this week. A silent tear falls gently, That others do not see, For a kind and loving sister, Who meant the world to me. So those who have a sister, Love her while you may, Because I wish with all my heart, That mine was here today. Your loving sister Jose.

must have been like for the dead in Sheol to awaken to the voice of Jesus! Meanwhile The Disciples, heartbroken at the death of Jesus, observed the Jewish Sabbath in sorrow. They had forgotten the promise of Jesus that He would rise. We cannot forget His promise. Tonight in our parishes after sundown we gather for the Great Easter Vigil where we will experience Jesus rising from the dead. We gather in darkness and light the Easter fire which reminds us that Jesus is light in the darkness. He is the light of the world. We enter into the church and attentively listen to Bible stories describing God’s saving work of the past. Suddenly, the church lights are lit and the Gloria is sung as we celebrate the moment of Christ’s resurrection. He Lives! Do everything you can to be present on this evening and invite friends and family to join.

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Healy -

5th Anniversary

A tribute of love and remembrance of a cherished husband and best friend Gerard, whose 5th anniversary occurs at this time. As April comes around this year, I feel your presence very near, I think about you night and day, And miss you so in every way. To me you will never grow old, And memories of you Have turned to gold. If memories bring us closer together, We are never far apart. Miss and love you so much, your loving wife Pauline.

Healy -

5th Anniversary

In loving memory of our Dad, Gerard, whose anniversary occurs at this time. DAD, We shared some laughs, We shared some tears, But most of all we shared great years. Our hearts are full of memories, We treasure them with care, But the way you had to leave us, Will always seem unfair. Missing you always, Forgetting you never. Your loving sons Gerard & Jonathan.

Healy -

5th Anniversary

Fond memories of a dear son and brother-in-law Ger, whose 5th anniversary occurs on April 22nd. Someone so special, so very rare, Always dependable, always there, A loving nature, a heart of gold, These are the memories, We will treasure and hold. Always in our hearts and prayers, Kathleen and family x x.

Healy -

5th Anniversary

In loving memory of Sgt. Ger Healy, late of Broomfield Ridge and Collins’ Barracks, Cork, whose anniversary occurs at this time. Silently today, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Always remembered by Donie and Vickey.

Healy -

5th Anniversary

Thinking of my favourite uncle today and every day. Love and miss you always Ger. From your favourite niece Margaret, Dominic, David, Adam and Cillian.

Healy -

5th Anniversary

In loving memory of Ger, whose anniversary occurs at this time. You gave us all you had to give, Gifts both big and small, But most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all. Always remembered by Tracey, Jimmy, Katie and Zoe.


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 St. Joseph of Cupertino

(for examination students)

OH great St. Joseph Of Cupertino who, by your prayers, obtained from God, to be asked at your examination only the propositions which you knew, pray that I - like you - may succeed in the examination which lies before me. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be loved. Amen. (Make a friend of St. Joseph of Cupertino and he will help you with any problems and difficulties, which arise in your life). (A.S)

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. BG

Kirby -

6th Anniversary

In loving memory of Paul and Dave Kirby, late of Midleton, who died on April 20th, 2005. RIP.

A bouquet of beautiful memories, Sprayed with a million tears, Wishing God could have spared you both, If just for a few more years. Time and years slip quickly by, But love and memories never die.

Loved forever and missed every day, by your heartbroken family, relatives and friends. Mass for Paul and Dave will be held today, Wednesday, April 20th, at 8.30pm in Midleton Community Hospital Chapel.

Kirby -

6th Anniversary

ANDREW (ANDY) MARTIN Late of Garrenjames, Killeagh, Co. Cork Died April 19th, 2010 Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

THE family of the late Andrew (Andy) would like to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on their recent bereavement. Thanks to those who attended the Rosary, Removal, Funeral Mass and Burial. Those who sent Mass Cards, Letters of Sympathy, Enrolments and floral tributes. Thanks to his wonderful home helpers Maria and Ann and his kind neighbours. Thanks to the Matron and staff of Midleton Community Hospital. Thanks to the clergy, Fr. Cogan, Fr. O’Flynn and Fr. O’Donnell, who officiated at the ceremonies. To Muriel for her beautiful singing, and Mrs. Mackey, the Sacristan. Thanks to Anthony and Hyde’s Undertakers, Midleton, for their kindness and professionalism. As it would be impossible to thanks everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

ROSALIE WHYTE Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

WE, the family of Rosalie, wish to thank all those who sympathised with us on the loss of our beloved Mam. Thanks to all who attended the Rosary, Removal, Funeral Mass and Burial. To all those who sent Mass Cards, Letters of Sympathy and floral tributes. We would like to thank or neighbours and friends, who helped us in so many ways. To the Matron and staff of Midleton Community Hospital, for the wonderful care given to Rosalie while she was there. Thanks to Fr. Kelleher for a lovely Mass, to organist Betty and soloist Debra. Thanks to Hyde’s Undertakers for their professionalism and help. Thanks to the management and staff of Midleton GAA Club.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation.


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

In loving memory of Paul and Dave Kirby, late of Avoncore, Midleton, who passed away on April 20th, 2005. Time slips by, And life goes on, But from our hearts, You are never gone.

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the Burke family.

Kirby -

6th Anniversary

CASEY: Leon of 27, Avoncore Place, Midleton on Monday, April 18th. RIP. Liturgy of the Word tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton at 11.30am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. DEVINE: Siobhán (Joan) of Youghal on Sunday, April 17th. RIP. Requiem Mass today Wednesday, April 20th, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Youghal at 10am. Funeral afterwards to North Abbey Cemetery.

MAHON: Nicky of Hillview, Corbally, Dungourney on Saturday, April 16th. RIP. Requiem Mass today, Wednesday, April 20th at St. Laurence's Church, Clonmult. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. COLEMAN: Helen of Lake Road, Cobh on Saturday, April 16th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Tuesday last at St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh. Funeral afterwards to St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork.

DEADY: John (Jacko) of Younggrove, Midleton on Sunday, April 17th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Tuesday last at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. TOBIN: Mary (née Cleary) of Owenacurra Centre and late of Cork Road, Midleton on Friday, April 15th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. CROWLEY: Mary (née Coffey) of 12 Moores Place, Cobh on Thursday, April 14th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Saturday last at St. Colman's Cathedral, followed by funeral to the Old Church Cemetery.

In loving memory of Paul and Dave, whose anniversaries occur today, Wednesday, April 20th. No words I write will ever say, How much I miss ye everyday. Lots of love Marian x x x.

DALY: Joseph of Roche's Terrace, Midleton on Thursday, April 14th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Saturday last at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. GOULD: William (Billy) of Annestown, Killeagh on Monday, April 11th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Thursday last at the Sacred Heart Church, Mogeely, followed by burial in the Old Cemetery. MCGLINN: Garda Sergeant Bryan of Ratoath, Co. Meath and late of Glanmire, on Monday, April 11th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Thursday last at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Little Island. Funeral afterwards to St. Joseph's Cemetery, Little Island.

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An Appreciation Maurice Duhig Ballyshane, Cloyne

MAURICE was called to his eternal reward on April 2nd, and left behind a trail of happy memories for his family and all who knew him. Maurice was a legend in his own right, always pleasant and ready with a kind word.

The large attendance at his Obsequies was a testament to the esteem in which he was held in the community. Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Rev. Denis Kelleher P.P. Aghada, Fr. Robin Morrissey, Cobh, Fr. Neilus O’Donnell, Rathcormac and readings were given by Maurice’s granddaughter Emma, niece Catherine and cousin Kitty Geary, with Prayers of the Faithful by Laur B., Willie Scannell, Joe Duhig, Ruth Cahill and Pat Buckley. Maurice Duhig was born in Ballyshane in 1928. He went to National School in Ballintibbot and Secondary School in Doneraile and one of his schoolmates was Michael Woulfe. He then came home to work on the farm with his parents and sister Kitty and, in 1961, he married Bridie Cronin from Churchtown South. They had three children: Angela, James and Muirish. Maurice was an intensive farmer and did a lot of contract work in the 60’s and 70’s. In later years he enjoyed his trips to the Marts with his son Muirish, meeting old friends and making new, as he used to say. He loved to recount how he often spent up to six days per week on the road from Clare to Dungarvan and Kenmare and Limerick. His two hobbies in life were GAA and politics and he was an avid supporter of Fine Gael. He travelled to a lot of matches and never missed a Fine Gael meeting and was a trojan worker at elections. He also loved the Árd Fheis and Béal Na Blath and was delighted to see Enda Kenny elected as Taoiseach.

Maurice also liked to go out for a drink on Saturday nights to meet his neighbours and friends and loved to listen to the music of Ed Walsh, Ned Duggan, Pat Daly and many others. The biggest challenge in his life was the loss of his wife Bridie, 29 years ago, but, as always, he did the best he could for his family. In recent years he loved to spend time with his

grandchildren Emma, Laur B. and Deni. He sadly missed his sister Kitty who passed away two years ago. RIP. Maurice felt honoured to be elected President of Midleton District Fine Gael five years ago, and members formed a Guard of Honour at his graveside. In his graveside oration, Cllr. Michael Hegarty said how Maurice was one of the most loyal supporters that he and Fine Gael ever had.

Neilus Foley, at the graveside, sang ‘The Ballad of Michael Collins’ beautifully, which was an appropriate goodbye to this kindly gentleman. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, and to Angela, James and Muirish and their families we extend heartfelt sympathy on their great loss. Maurice has now joined his beloved wife Bridie, sister Kitty, parents and many friends in their heavenly home, where tales of yore will be retold. May Maurice’s kindly, loving soul, rest in peace.

Maurice’s granddaughter Emma said, in her eulogy, 'Granddad knew about everything that went on in Ballyshane – he didn’t miss a thing. Granddad was very kind and loved animals and anywhere he went his dog Connie was not far behind. Not a day passed that he didn’t warm the milk and bread for the cat, because he said that he didn’t like it cold and even when he was in hospital, we got the orders to heat the milk for the cat. He loved gardening and each year he would have his vegetable patch, without a weed in sight . He’d start off in the spring, calling down to Mam in the tunnel, picking a few plants, and he would go home and set them and sit watching them for weeks on end. Setting the spuds was a different story, where Deni and I would get the job, while Granddad wouldn’t be far behind supervising - and you wouldn’t dare miss one! Even when he was sick he had to be convinced that the spuds were set, so Muirish took a picture and brought it to him in the hospital.

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WE’VE had a number of customers recently asking for advice about coping with panic attacks. This is a problem which can hit anybody out of the blue, and stress is often a trigger, so with exams looming it’s appropriate to give panic some thought.

A single panic attack can mean that even a slight prickle of adrenalin might bring on another, and that’s enough to trigger one. Because these attacks are irrational and unpredictable, a person feels scarily out of control. Adrenalin is released by the adrenal glands, in response to some degree of threat.

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Refined sugar: a high intake means sugar is stored rapidly in the tissues, leading to a fall in blood sugar levels, and adrenalin is released to push blood sugar levels up again. Fluctuating moods and panic easily follow. If a lot of sugar is mixed with caffeine, expect double trouble! Skipping meals also affects blood sugar levels and the adrenal system.

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1 pack Lemon Couscous, cooked as per pack instructions 200ml Boiling Water 4 Chicken Fillets, cut across width-wise 1 tbs Soy Sauce 1 pack Dried Mango 1 Tea Bag 2 tbs Flour 1 Egg 2 tbs White Wine Vinegar 2 tbs Brown Sugar 1 tsp Salt 1 Red Onion, finely sliced 1 clove Garlic, roughly chopped 8 Lettuce leaves, shredded 1 pack of flour / corn tortillas

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5. Put the flour on one plate and some of the cooked couscous on another.

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6. Dredge the chicken first in the flour, then the egg, and finally the couscous.


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THE PLACE TO BE Flex your fundraising muscles for Educate Together, Midleton MIDLETON Educate Together, the multi-denominational school patron body, is calling all Mums to ‘Flex their Fundraising Muscles’ and raise money to support the future of education in Ireland! Runners and walkers are needed for the Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon on June 6th and the closing date for entries is fast approaching! Educate Together has been offering multi-denominational education since 1978 when its first school, the Dalkey School Project, opened. It has grown over the years to a national network of 58 (soon to be 60)

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schools with over 13,000 pupils currently enrolled. It’s schools are co-educational and teach the national curriculum. A founding principle of its approach to education is that all children regardless of social, cultural or religious backgrounds, are treated with equal respect. Running, walking (or crawling!) the 10 kilometre race and gathering sponsorship means that Educate Together can continue to support existing schools nationwide and work towards opening new schools in your area. So why not join the Educate Together Mini-Marathon team

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E N T E R TA I N M E N T G U I D E ! An Seanachaí: a toast to the warmest atmosphere in Ireland Winner of Keepers of the Flame award for mid sized pubs in Ireland

THE TRADITION of the pub fire is being kept alive by the Keepers of the Flame competition run by Bord Na Mona & The Irish Times, recognising the pubs in Ireland that are keeping their hearths open and their fires burning. When we think of a traditional Irish pub scene, beer and banter laughter & craic are a given. However, the invariable glow of an open fire frames the picture. Traditionally in every Irish household the open fire has been the heart of the house and a focal point for social gatherings for centuries.. Bord na Mona, in conjunction with the Irish Times, set about finding the best pub in Ireland with an open fire. The Keepers of the Flame Competition sought to recognise the warmest atmosphere in pubs nationally in various categories. An Seanachaí Bar & Restaurant were the national winners in the mid sized category, being the only Traditional pub in the South of Ireland that has gained

this title. There were over 400 entries all nominated by the public. June Dowling of Bord na Mona was overwhelmed by the number of entries and they had a stringent judging system in place. They judged the fire and how it looked aesthetically and how the surroundings complemented it. They were looking for the place that went through the ritual of lighting a fire daily and having a fire as an integral part of the atmosphere.

An Seanachaí is extremely proud of its traditional open fire, and a warm glow emanates from its hearth 365 days of the year. In the past the fireplace was a functional centre of the household, in that the original crane is still present and would have served up many a crubeen in days of old. Today the fireplace table is one of the most coveted tables in the restaurant and there is constant demand for a table by the fireplace.

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An Seanachaí was recently a nominee in the Restaurant Association Of Ireland and Life magazine County awards, and a runner up in the FB small Business Awards. An Seanachaí is committed to quality fresh food from local suppliers at great value in a beautiful old world atmosphere.

‘We were delighted to receive this recognition as Keepers of the Flame. The traditional Irish Pub is, unfortunately, under threat in recent times. However our belief is it is an integral part of our heritage and Irishness and has huge tourist attraction potential. It is great that large Irish Companies like Bord na Mona & The Irish Times recognise this’ says Johnnie Hurley, An Seanachaí Bar & Restaurant. An Seanachaí Bar & Restaurant Pulla Cross Dungarvan Co Waterford. 058-46755

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8.45PM L/S FRI & SAT @ 11.15PM WELCOME back to Woodsboro on the anniversary of the real-life murders that inspired the Stab movie series! Just back into town is Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) with a new book about rising above being a victim, but faster than you can ask 'What’s your favorite scary movie?' a new murderer wearing the infamous Ghostface mask begins killing his way through the high school population.

Dewey Riley (David Arquette) is now the sheriff charged with solving the new case, while his wife of ten years, Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), sees it as an opportunity to write a new book herself. What does this new Ghostface want, and what will the final body count be?

Scream 4 does what Scream 3 failed to do: further the franchise while keeping it fresh (like any good horror sequel should.) The killings are brutal, the body count significant, and the resolution satisfying. There's plenty of in-jokes to be enjoyed too, and we're eternally grateful that this particular horror movie isn't in 3D. With so many remakes now coming out (look out for 'The Birds' in particular - it will be AWFUL), Scream 4 is a breath of fresh air in that it knows it's just rehashing the previous three films - but it does it with flair and, with Ghostface well and truly back in action, let the Screaming begin.






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This is the premise behind Blue Valentine, a virtual two-hander between Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams (both have never been better), which examines what happens after the young lovers head off into the sunset. If you're expecting comedy capers, bizarre relatives and a possible love triangle, stop reading now. But, if you're happy to watch a fascinating character study of two characters who adore each other, but hate their lives, then this is for you.

As Dean & Cindy try to fix their fractured relationship, we jump back to the time when they first met, mixing happier times with the end of the road.

Gosling (adored by many for his turn as Noah in 'The Notebook') is staggering to watch, his early belief in romance, faltering but never failing as he tries to rekindle his relationship with Cindy. Williams, meanwhile, is broken beyond repair, her few lines more than enough with a face that carries so much emotion. Blue Valentine isn’t a major triumph - it’s a little mannered, and a bit too long and a couple of scenes are sodden with weepy symbolism. But it’s a raw, emotionally devastating experience. It's not rom-com heaven, it's love, actually, as it is.


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