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The boat-building will begin this coming Monday, August 9th, at Tynte's Castle on Youghal's North Main Street at around 2pm, and anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and help with the building process. For those who want to really enjoy the 'hands on' approach, Jim is offering people the chance to sign up for daily building sessions, from 6pm onwards, at a total cost of €50 for 2 weeks, or until the boat is finished.

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And he's not planning on building it alone. This modern-day Noah is hoping that the people of Youghal will come out and help him create 'A Yawl for Youghal' - a two-masted sailing craft similar to a sloop or cutter, but with an additional

That's the hope in Youghal this coming Monday when Youghal native, Jim Horgan, returns to his hometown to embark on a boat-building initiative in conjunction with Youghal Town Council, Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group and SECAD.

SELL OUT On Saturday last, the first walking tours of Spike Island began.

Local historian, Michael Martin led two tours each day of the Bank Holiday weekend, leaving at 2pm and 4pm from Cobh's Kennedy Pier. The tours take approximately 90 minutes, and each of the six, long weekend tours were fully booked, with more than 400 people making the short journey (10 - 25 minutes each way) to the island.

Due to conditions on the island such as derelict buildings, heavy vegetation and dangerous and uneven road surfaces, not all of Spike Island is accessible, and children must be strictly supervised at all times.

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OAKLODGE Nursing Home holds its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 8th. This event raises money for the St. Vincent De Paul Society. It is being held at Oaklodge Nursing Home, Churchtown South, Cloyne, Co. Cork from 2.30pm-4.30pm. This day is perfect for residents to enjoy spending time with their family and friends, especially younger children. Over fifteen events will be held on the day and admission is free. Entertainment will be provided by various children’s entertainers, pony rides for kids, a puppet show, face painting, balloon modeling, wood turning demonstrations, exotic animals as well as lots of other fun attractions.

This fun event is a brilliant way for families to spend time with their older friends and relatives. It is a great reminder of the important role our elders can play in their grandchildren’s lives. Diarmuid Ó Dálaigh, Managing Director from Oaklodge Nursing Home said, “We are delighted to be organising this event in aid of the St. Vincent De Paul Society.


We hope lots of people will come along to enjoy the pony rides for kids and the other attractions to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy society. We are really looking forward to welcoming children and families from the local community to the Fun Day”. Oaklodge Nursing Home invites residents, families, neighbours and friends to attend this Family Fun Day.

This event is particularly aimed at encouraging smaller children e.g. grandchildren to visit and enjoy fun in Oaklodge.

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With a range of interesting activities available, there will be more than enough to keep everyone entertained and amused. All children and families are welcome to take part in a wide range of fun activities. Indeed, while the children enjoy face painting and the novelty events adults can have a cup of tea and a chat. If you or your family are interested in helping out or volunteering to play music or share any other talents you have, please don’t hesitate to ask. All attractions, including entry and refreshments, are free. Attendees will be treated to music from Michael Greaney, wood turning by John Ahearne while Brendan Fleming and Charlie Ruxton will entertain the children with their exotic animal and puppet show respectively. The Family Fun Day is yet another milestone in Oaklodge Nursing Home’s efforts in taking a proactive approach to ensure that residents keep active, therefore helping them achieve the most possible from each day. For more information about the event please call Theresa Horgan on 021-4646080. Extra details of what is happening in Oaklodge Nursing Home can be found on our web site

N25 Carrigtwohill Midleton -Youghal must be Government priority – Stanton


SUCCESSFUL upgrading and maintenance of key sections of the N25 in East Cork should form essential parts of the road investment programme announced by the Government yesterday., says Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton. The N25 from Cork to Rosslare Port was identified as one of the road projects due to receive funding this year under the Capital Expenditure Review.

‘The N25 from Cork to Rosslare Port and is one the country’s major strategic routes. The N25 carries large volumes of industrial and commercial traffic from the Ports of Cork to Rosslare each day. The N25 forms part of the Trans European Network, and its upgrading and continued maintenance is vital to our economic recovery,’ says the Fine Gael front-bencher.

‘While there has been considerable investment in the N25 over the past 10 years, due to heavy traffic and adverse weather, some sections of the road are no longer of the standard that they should be. The N25 from Carrigtwohill to Midleton, in particular, requires ongoing investment and maintenance as it serves all the heavy manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries around Little Island, Carrigtwohill and the surrounding East Cork area. ‘Considerable work has been planned by the National Roads Authority for the N25 from Carrigtwohill to Midleton. The project involves the construction of a grade separated junction and a series of parallel roads which would eliminate all the existing direct access ways onto the N25. Despite the Government setting a completion date of June 2010 for this project, the harsh economic climate has meant that this project is now only at preliminary design stage. ‘The NRA had also intended a route change and upgrading of the N25 from Midleton to Youghal, including bypass options of Killeagh and Castlemartyr. These villages have grown substantially, with a large influx of people moving into the many new housing estates constructed in the past 10 years. Traffic volumes have increased as a result and this traffic, coupled with many heavy vehicles travelling from Waterford and Rosslare to Cork, means that both Killeagh and Castlemartyr experience severe bottlenecks during rush hours. These infrastructural problems need to be addressed.

‘It is really very important that these road improvements, which were planned under the National Development Plan and Transport 21, are prioritised in the Government’s Capital Expenditure Review plan for the N25. This work would not only greatly improve road safety for all drivers, but would significantly reduce driving times along the N25 from Cork to Rosslare, thus enhancing our economic competitiveness and ability to attract industry to the East Cork area,’ Deputy Stanton concluded.

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Mediaeval madness as Youghal begins festival countdown


Excitement is mounting as the countdown to the country’s largest FREE Medieval Festival begins!

THE event takes place this year at St. Mary’s College Gardens, Youghal, on Sunday, August 22nd from 12 noon to 6pm. Events are planned to coincide with The Irish Walled Towns Network celebrations of National Heritage Week.

Catherine Desmond of the organising committee explained the reasoning behind the festival: “This festival, which is now in its fourth year, is about bringing heritage to life. We always strive to make it enjoyable for all the family and this year’s programme of events is guaranteed to do just that. We have more Medieval Re-enactments than ever before and the ‘Kids Kingdom’ is sure to be a big hit with children. We have a new edition to our entertainment this year in the form of a falconry display, which we are confident will captivate our entire audience.” This year sees the event back in its rightful place at St. Mary’s Historic Gardens, Youghal which will be transformed into a spec-

cle! With one of the largest bouncy castles in all of Cork on the day, face painters, balloon making, shield smiles on faces will be guaranteed!

tacular ‘Medieval Village’. Youghal’s Municipal Heritage Committee, the organisers behind the event, are expecting in excess of 5000 visitors to visit the holiday town providing a much appreciated boost to the local economy.

Visitors are invited to come along and indulge in the finest of local produce at ‘Maid Marion’s Food & Craft Fair’. Hosted by a variety of local traders, as well as from across Cork City & County, visitors are guaranteed there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

The town, which has been recently designated as a ‘Family Friendly Destination’ by Fáilte Ireland, is making a name for itself as a holiday location dedicated to catering for the needs of the family. “It’s free events such as these that attract visitors to Youghal and subsequently provide an economic spin-off to our town”. said Aileen Ahern of the Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group. Celebrations kick off at 12noon in the ‘Medieval Quarter’ with Medieval Re – Enactments by the wonderful UCC Medieval Society, Medieval Cookery Displays as well as fully choreographed combative scenes which will demand full audience inter-

action! The fearsome ‘Freelance Knights of Redemption’ from Wexford will mesmerise its audience as it offers a unique and exciting blend of education, history and theatre. Speaking on behalf of the Freelance Knights, Paul Wickham said “Our combat displays are as authentic as possible as they are from genuine Medieval Martial

Arts. We also have a large display of armour and weapons, including examples of replicas showing weaponry from the bronze age through to the last legally worn sword. The Georgian Small Sword”.

The Knights have also been involved in an impressive array of TV and Film appearances, both

in front of the camera and behind the scenes, as fight choreographers.

The ‘Kids Kingdom ‘is always a guaranteed favourite and this year the line up won’t disappoint with the highlight being the ‘Mumbo Jumbo Circus Workshop’. Kids of all ages can learn how to stilt walk or ride a unicy-

As if all that wasn’t enough, the open air stage will play host to some of the best local bands around, providing music and entertainment throughout the entire day. Youghal’s Medieval Festival takes place in St. Mary’s College Gardens, Youghal on Sunday August 22nd 2010 from 12 noon to 6pm. If you wish to take a stand at the food & craft fair or get further details on the event contact: Youghal Municipal Heritage Committee on: 024 – 81800.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO ‘GREEN’ the MIDLETON FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL Across the world more and more festivals are being ‘greened’ to reduce the potential to impact negatively on the environment. This year the Midleton Food & Drink Festival Committee, with the assistance of the Local Authority Prevention Network Programme, is making a big effort to green certain aspects of the festival in the areas of waste management, transport and green procurement. Volunteers are needed on the day to assist in delivering our environmentally sustainable initiatives.

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Youghal urges: Don’t miss the boat methods, so people will be able to watch the timber being steamed and carved and it will definitely evoke memories of times gone by.’


THE yawl was originally developed as a rig for commercial fishing boats and, in its heyday, the rig was particularly popular with single-handed sailors, such as circumnavigators Harry Pidgeon and Francis Chichester.

Many discussions have taken place about what will happen when the boat is completed, hopefully in time for Youghal’s Mediaeval Festival in mid-August: Will it be used? Will it be displayed? And, if so, where?

Within a historical context, the 1928 Webster’s dictionary defined a yawl as ‘a small ships boat, usually rowed by four or six oars’ and the seminal American yacht designer, Francis Herreshoff reflected this traditional definition of a yawl.

But modern self-steering and navigation aids have made the yawl’s ability to be trimmed to sail without rudder input less important, and the yawl has, sadly, generally fallen out of favour.

Cllr. Barbara Murray, a member of the Youghal Boat Building Committee, who was instrumental in getting this project off the ground and into the water, so to speak, picks up the story.

‘The Horgan family are incredibly well-known in Youghal,’ Barbara enthuses, ‘so when Jim came to me with this idea a while ago, it seemed like a fantastic option for the town. Sadly - to use a fishing metaphor - no one was biting, so I decided to take on the project myself and, with a core group of interested individuals, the Boat Building Project began to take shape.’ But Barbara was going to run aground with the project several times before it reached fruition, having to fill in SECAD funding application forms (‘It was a case of third time’s the charm!’) before finding out, just last Thursday, that funding had been granted. ‘It was then a case of all hands on deck,’ Barbara continues, ‘Jim is coming down early to get everything organised, and we’re

Cobh's on a roll

Boatbuilder, Will Stirling of Morewellham, built this striking yawl for HMS Victory. She was built to a Ministry of Defence contract using drawings dating back to 1793 supplied by the National Maritime Museum, and a specification from David Steel’s book, Naval Architecture, published in 1805. You don't get much more authentic than that.

hoping to have a core group of 810 boat builders who sign up for the ongoing project.’

Jim, who now lives in Galway, has boat building in his blood. Widely recognised as almost single-handedly reviving the tradition of boat building in Co. Galway, Jim’s passion for this ‘old tradition’ is self-evident, declaring Youghal as ‘very much a boating town,’ a fact that Cllr. Murray wholeheartedly agrees with.

‘We’ve two key things in Youghal,’ she states, ‘our beaches and our heritage - and we have to take care of both of them as if they were babies. They’re precious and uniquely ours. It would be such a shame if the “old ways� died out, and it’s people like Jim who are keeping them very much alive.’ Building a yawl in Youghal may have been just a clever market-

ing ploy, but there’s more to it than that, as Barbara explains, ‘In days gone by, over 1,000 salmon would be fished in Youghal every week - most of them brought in on yawls. Albert Muckley’s daughter has completed her thesis on the maritime geography of the town and it is, quite frankly, stunning. Why wouldn’t we keep this tradition alive?’

As part of the Youghal Boat Building Project, noted maritime historians and boat builders will visit the town, giving talks on their particular areas of expertise and about maritime history in general. Jim himself will give two talks at Youghal Library (not, as previously specified three talks) taking place on Thursday, August 12th and the following Thursday, August 19th - both at 6pm. On the first Thursday night, marine archaeologist Darina Tully

will be present and will talk about the traditional boats of Ireland. Discussions will then be led by Liam Coveney, local fishermen and river fishermen and will be of particular relevance to anyone with an interest in the history of Youghal and the Blackwater River. The following Thursday night, noted author and marine historian Niall O’Brien will be the main guest speaker. Entrance is free and all are welcome to attend.

The Youghal Boat Building committee consists of those with an interest in Youghal’s maritime history, including Patrick & Christy Buttimer (whose family were boat builders in the town) and members of the Horgan family including Tommy Collins, CRY, and it truly is a passion project for all involved. ‘It’s going to be fun and informative,’ Barbara states, ‘Jim will be using all the old boat building

THE Bank Holiday Monday in Cobh saw its annual Barrack Hill Ball Roll take place down the town's steepest hill. Thousands of coloured, and numbered, balls cascaded down West View, also known as 'The Deck of Cards', all in aid of Brainwave Ireland and Cancer Research. A Crab Fishing Competition at the Promenade saw 85 children show up to see if they could catch a crustacean, while 25 families braved the Running with the balls... Gone fishing... Patrick Reidy and Rachel Cunningham weather to take part in a Treasure Connor Cloke from Rushbrook helps to take part in the crab fishing competition at the annual Hunt. Barrack Hill Ball Roll in Cobh (Photos: K. Aherne) keep the balls moving

Cllr. Murray tells the East Cork Journal, ‘We already have a large collection of maritime memorabilia in Youghal at the moment, including fishing nets, barrels and nautical aids. It is hoped to add this boat to the collection, and to exhibit it on special occasions and, when possible - if Youghal can create its own maritime museum - to make it a permanent fixture there.’ This isn’t the first time that a project such as this has been attempted (with others taking place in Cappoquin and even in a Galway Shopping Centre), but what makes the Youghal Boat Building Project different is the timeframe and the invitition for anyone to participate.

‘Previously, these schemes can take up to 3 months to complete,’ Barbara admits, ‘but with enough people helping, we’re confident that Youghal’s yawl

can be completed in two weeks. Actually, I think it will take three, but Jim’s convinced it will take a fortnight - and he’s the expert!’ The nautical expression ‘sailing close to the wind’ springs to mind...

Regardless of all that, the Youghal Boat Building Project is set to bring a smile to the faces of many who were involved with ‘a life on the ocean wave’ in the town, and is the perfect opportunity to introduce a new generation (who think that ‘ketch’ is just short for ketchup) to a bygone era where hands, not computers, shaped the world. ‘We have to collect history, before it’s lost forever,’ Barbara implores, ‘This way people can literally make history - and that‘s not something you get to do every day.’

So, if you feel like contributing to Youghal’s Boat Building Project, jump on board.

There’s no cost to take part on a daily basis, but if you’d like to be part of the core group or would like further information, please contact Barbara at 087 2854971. And remember, get involved before it’s too late... don’t miss the boat.

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Glanmire Macra to hold Family Fun Day in aid of The Jack and Jill Foundation

INTERESTED in a fun family day out where not only your kids will be entertained, but where there is lots of fun for all the family to enjoy? Well, as the summer is officially here and the evenings are getting so much longer, Glanmire Macra members are currently organising a family fun day in aid of The Jack and Jill Foundation. This very eventful family fun day will take place on Sunday, August 8th from 1pm to 6pm in the Community Field in Upper Glanmire, across from the Boothouse Bar, it will be held in conjunction with Know Your Neighbour Campaign. So, if you’re new to the area, or a long time resident, what better way to meet some of the vast community in Glanmire and the neighbouring villages. There are lots of activities available on the day for all ages groups. We will have everything from Bouncing castles and slides, pony rides, children and parent races to vintage tractors, a crushed car, tug-o-war, tossing sheaf and plenty of more surprises on the day. There are lots of prizes just waiting to be won including a prize for the most appropriate dressed on the day. And for all those hurling supporters there will be a raffle for a signed Cork jersey by our very talented Cork hurlers. There will also be a chance for our Macra teams (5 people) to get involved in some friendly competition on the day, ranging from 10 different events which will include both individual and group events. These events range from three legged races, penalty shootout, welly throwing to a tug-o-war. Great fun to be had on the day. Since this is our first Glanmire Macra field day in years we would greatly appreciate the support of all the community. Seandún Macra Na Feirme hosted the inaugural Macra tag rugby blitz which took place in Kinsale RFC on July 17th. As you may know this is the same venue as the famous Kinsale 7’s tournament which is held annually. There was a great turn out on the day with teams and supporters travelling long distances from all parts of the country. After a fully packed fun day of tag

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Marella Fitzgerald at the Glanmire Macra’s Bertie Cuffe, Donal Twomey and Tomas Cuffe at the Seandun round of Titles Night in the Rochestown Park Hotel National semi-finals of the farm skills at the Charleville Show recently rugby many macra members made a night of it and hit from 9pm to now 10.30pm, but Seandún also have tag Kinsale town. This was a great weekend in Kinsale. rugby training every Sunday night behind Upper GlanWell done to Terelton Macra for winning the first ever mire Hall at 7.30pm and many tag rugby games will Macra Tag Rugby Competition, and to all the teams take place throughout the summer months. And to involved. May next year be just as successful. quench the thirst after all the hard training, we venture across the road to the Booth House Bar for a few light Not forgetting the agricultural side of the club this beverages. Both these nights will continue long into month, three of our very skilful members put in the the summer months and all are welcome. practice and took to the roads to compete with some stiff competition in the National Semi-final round of After another busy month for the club, a much needed the farm skills in the Charleville Agricultural Show. relaxing evening was on the agenda. We had a night at Well done to Tomás Cuffe, Donal Twomey and Bertie the cinema in Mahon Point where we went to see the Cuffe who came in 3rd place on the day. A very special film ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’. Even though we were thanks to Glanmire Tool Hire for sponsoring all the feeling a bit sick from all the sweets, we had to agree equipment for the event. it definitely gets Glanmire Macra’s approval. Our sporty side is never lacking. Not only do we have newly extended hours for our very successful weekly sports night in Watergrasshill every Tuesday night

Our very own Marella Fitzgerald will represent Seandun at the International Miss Macra festival in Dundrum House Hotel during the August Bank Holiday

Weekend. Marella is a native of Leamlara and she is a primary school teacher in Leamlara National School with the last two years. Marella is now residing in Glanmire where she became involved in Glanmire Macra Na Feirme nearly two years ago. Marella has been treasurer of the club for the past year and will now continue another year of doing a fantastic job of managing our clubs finances. International Miss Macra Festival is a four night event, beginning on Thursday, August 29th, with lots of activities organized each day and night ranging from ceili’s, sports days to a trip to the famous Rock of Cashel, to only mention a few. So a fun filled jam packed weekend awaits. So a fun filled jam packed weekend awaits. Why not get your accommodation booked and make the trip to Tipp. Are you looking for a fun way to meet people and get involved in Sports, Drama, Travel, Public Speaking or just want to have a bit of fun?

Glanmire Macra Na Feirme is a youth organisation for 17-35 year olds and have something to offer for everyone, whether it be Sports, Drama, Capers, Debating, Set Dancing, Singing, Farm skills, travel or community involvement, but most of all Glanmire Macra is a great way to socialise with, and meet new people locally and around the country.

If you are interested just come along to our weekly fun sports nights in Watergrasshill Community Centre from 9-10.30pm every Tuesday or just come along to our monthly meetings in Sars Pavillion, Glanmire at 9pm every second Wednesday of the month. If you would like to get in contact with us, send us an email to or contact Deirdre on 087 9959547. Also check out what Glanmire Macra is up to by looking up our Bebo and Facebook page by entering ‘Glanmire Macra’ and leave us a comment.

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Midleton's Belfast-bound Robert celebrates 40th in style

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Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

Wednesday, August 11th: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30 pm. Thursday: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Monday, August 16th: Comhaltas Musical Evening, Youghal. Bus leaves Midleton Park Hotel at 6.30pm. Cost €15. Contact Mary at 086 2351332. Tuesday, August 17th: 45 Drive at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm.

Midleton Train Station: One year on

Over 100 people attended, including media colleagues from the UK, Canada and the USA who made the trip for the weekend of activities.

First Anniversary Mass for Sr. Regina

A musical extravaganza, featuring singers Deborah Desmond, Caoimh Kett and David Maguire, with clarinettist Tom Barry and pianist Betty Moloney will take place at St. John the Baptist Church, Midleton on Wednesday, August 18th at 8pm.

The concert will be held in aid of Midleton Twinning Association and tickets cost €15, available from Betty Moloney at 021 4633062 or from twinning association members.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Birthday greetings to Denis Crowley, John Hennessy, Leah McSweeney, Abbie Buckley Pennyfeather, Clara O’Sullivan and Callum McSweeney - K.W.

Happy birthday too to Madeline Whelan, Suncourt, Midleton who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday last, with her husband Kevin, grandchildren, family and friends.

Well-known in Midleton, Robert spent many happy years in his native town and county contributing to 96 and 103fm, as well as Junior Chamber, the Friends of Midleton Hospital and other charitable causes, working in the Maple Bar in his (fairly limited) spare time! He also produced and presented the 'Day for Joanne', a fundraiser for Millstreet native, Joanne O'Riordan, alongside the late and

legendary actor, Oliver Reed, raising €140,000 from a one-day radiothon. Robert is now MD of the Northern Media Group in Northern Ireland, which owns and operates six radio stations.

Robert certainly deserved this outstanding celebration in Belfast and it was an honour to be present.

Midleton Twinning Ballycotton Association welcomes Autumn Show 2010 The Ballycotton Show Society is inviting everyone French visitors to come along to their 2010 Autumn Show on Sun-

The above will take place on Saturday, August 7th in Midleton's Hospital Chapel at 2pm. All welcome to attend.

Musical Extravaganza at St. John the Baptist Church, Midleton

MIDLETON native, Robert Walshe celebrated his 40th birthday recently in a marquee at the Lockkeepers' Inn on the banks of the River Lagan, Belfast with a special BBQ and party.

Just one year ago, the Midleton - Cork Rail Link was in its first week of operation and has proved to be a tremendous facility for the community.

I sometimes feel like pinching myself, wondering if it's all a dream, as so many times over the 20 years or more of fighting on behalf of all train enthusiasts - and always being informed that 'money was not available', sometimes there seemed as if there would never be an end in sight or, to put it another way, light at the end of the tunnel. Thankfully, Iarnróid Eireann officials saw the tremendous benefit for the people of Midleton and East Cork and, on July 30th, 2009, the first train arrived in Midleton's beautifully restored station. The vast crowd present to greet the 'first arrival' was testament to the joy and happiness that the thousands of people there on that day felt.

Next on the agenda must surely be the continuation of the link to Youghal... to keep the whole thing on track (so to speak!)

Thank you to the people of Midleton

Lisgoold / Leamlara Community Playground Committee would like to thank all those who supported their door collection at Hurley's SuperValu, Midleton on Saturday, July 24th.

Well done boys!

Congratulations to the Cork Senior Football team on their victory against Roscommon on Sunday last, and to Pearse O'Neill, Aghada, on being selected as Man of the Match.

Midleton Twinning Association are looking forward to extending a 'Cead Mile Fáilte' to their twintown visits from Mignaloux-Beauvoir, France from August 17th onwards, when a fantastic week of activities has been organised including a trip to Ballymaloe Cookery School for a guided walk in the gardens; the chance to make pottery with Jack O'Patsy; a concert in Midleton; a trip to Athlone and Birr Castle; a visit to Derryglad Folk Museum; time for a little gambling at the Mallow Races and a walking tour of Youghal.

day, August 15th from 3pm onwards at the community hall and grounds in Ballycotton.

Wedding anniversary

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Oooh lá lá indeed.

Heartiest congratulations to Sandra & Pat Buckley on their wedding anniversary on August 1st.

There will be side shows including a vintage exhibition, nail driving, inter-pub tug o' war, a penalty shoot-out, a treasure hunt and even a pig weighing competition!

The prize-giving will take place at the The Schooner Bar at 9pm with entertainment following on. All welcome to attend.

Congratulations and best wishes to Emily Allen, Ballymaloe and Philip Denn Hardt on their marriage last weekend - here's to many years of wedded bliss.

A church gate collection in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 7th and 8th. Help needed! 30 minutes of your time can make a huge difference! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kathleen Woulfe on 021 4631011, Bridget Iball or Anne O'Neill.

Congratulations and best wishes on their recent engagement to Eva Zielinska Roszak and John Delaney, Fermoy. Best wishes to them for the future, from all in their 'second home' of Midleton. Eva and John are great supporters of the dancing scene on Saturday nights at the Midleton GAA Pavilion.

A very enjoyable night of music and dancing was held at the Midleton GAA Pavilion on Sunday night last, and the music of Heart To Heart went down a treat with everyone who attended.

Wedding bells Tying the knot

Ladies Lunch for St. Laurence Cheshire Home

The above will take place at Maryborough House Hotel on September 17th at 12.30pm with guest speaker, Anne Doyle. €60 per person, with a raffle also taking place. Please contact Eleanor Goggin at 087 2803762.

Midleton GAA Pavilion dancing

John Delaney sang two waltzes and congratulations were extended to him on his recent engagement. Congratulations were also offered to Denis Crowley on his birthday, and a cake was presented by Pat Wafer and his wife to Denis & Rose. The band played 'Happy Birthday'. Dave Rea will be performing at Midleton GAA Pavilion this coming weekend.

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ATURALLY PEAKING with John Whelan-Curtin

A bird in the hand...

Egre ts expan d in t o East Cork

Summer sizzler for Midleton Credit Union 50th anniversary BBQ THIS year marks 50 years of the Credit Union movement in Ireland and, to celebrate, Midleton & Carrigtwohill Credit Union will hold a joint Summer Barbecue at the Midleton Park Hotel on Wednesday, August 18th, starting at 7.30pm sharp, with music courtesy of Pat Burke & His Band. Tickets €25 are available from both Credit Union offices now.

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into an obsession and these beautiful animals were widely hunted and skinned primarily for the handful of beautiful feathers that make them so distinct. The pressure on the populations across the world drove these little heron cousins to near extinction. Following the introduction of conservation laws, the population bounced back and today has spread across Europe and can even be found, in recent years, from Brazil to Canada. It makes for one of the exemplary conservation success stories. The little egret has a diet not far detached from the native heron, but so far there are no significant reports of competition to be found. While the little egret may also enjoy small fish and frogs, it generally pursues smaller fare (like insects) than its much bigger cousin. The heron can happily devour much bigger prey including eels, rats and other water-loving birds.

One of the most common opportunities to see the bird is on the waterways by the dual carriage way between Midleton and Cork City. The next time you see one take a moment to consider that this elegant and abundant creature was virtually non existent here only a few years ago.

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Midleton Town Council July snippets


Council supports call for Cork Harbour cancer study

THE town council approved Cllr. Pat Buckley’s call that it support Cobh and Passage West town councils to have “a baseline study of Cork harbour carried out,” with financial support from Cork County Council. The councillor said that between 1994 and 2007, there were 585 cancer cases diagnosed in Cobh, representing 37% above the national average.

He further argued that “in May 2008, scientists employed by the Department of the Environment reported levels of contamination at the dump necesssitating immediate emergency treatment.”

CONGRATULATIONS to Eucharia and Michael Cashman, Curragrine, Castlemartyr, on the birth of their baby girl Saoirshe Regina and to her sister Regina and Aidan Forrest, Lisgoold on the birth of their baby son James Thomas.

Shane Supple’s musical connections...

Living Joy: LJ Devlin Support Aghada's Hannah: Ireland's most dedicated GAA fan!

No helping hand for town clock LJ Devlin is a singer songwriter born in Baltimore, West Cork. At 24 she’s just returned to Baltimore after five years in Dublin, where she studied music at Ballyfermot College.

She has released a brand new album of songs which she wrote and produced herself, called Hunters moon.

AGHADA GAA are calling on everyone to show their support for Hannah Looney who has reached the last 8 in the country of the SuperValu competition to find Ireland's most dedicated GAA fan.

To vote for Hannah & Aghada GAA log onto

Voting began on July 31st and runs until August 10th. Please support her, as she is not just representing Aghada but Cork and Munster also!

Hannah hopes to use the prize money to develop Aghada GAA football club’s ladies team, who are badly in need of new equipment such as footballs, cones and jerseys. Cork County has neither funding nor plans to illuminate Midleton’s library clock or set in motion its chimes, the town clerk reported, following an inquiry from Cllr. Pat Buckley. Mr. McCarthy suggested that the town council could set aside funds for it in the next budget.

Cllr. Buckley said it was “a pity, considering the town council contrubuted €291,000 last year towards library costs. Mr. McCarthy explained that the works had not been “factored into” the county council’s budget.

No excitement

The Town Clerk said he will send a reminder to the sheriff regarding an earlier call for a polling station in Ballinacurra. “He probably wasn’t excited about it,” Mr. McCarthy told Cllr. Pat Buckley.

In addition, Hannah would like to improve Aghada GAA club’s dressing rooms, shower facilities, gym and club house. Should Hannah be crowned winner, she will also receive an amazing VIP package including accommodation for the All Ireland Football Final in September.

Hannah, who is 13, has played GAA football and hurling all her life. Along with her Dad and brother, Hannah has attended every club and county game for as long as she can remember and wears her famous Cork gear to every match.

This consists of a mad Viking hat (with badges of Aghada stars, Kieran O’Connor and Pearse O’Neill), Cork foam finger, face paints and streamers! At matches, Hannah is always screaming and shouting for Cork and recently was pictured on the front of the Irish Examiner excitedly shouting Cork on! Hannah admits that at times, her brother is too embarrassed to sit next to her because of her enthusiasm!

She was in Youghal visiting family and friends recently and called into Community Radio Youghal where she performed some of her songs live on radio. While she was on air many callers and text message into the radio station were all of the one opinion “this girl has talent” and there were many enquiring about her album, and where she could be seen. For such a young singer her voice has been described as mournful and powerful, bluesy and older than her years. She sings with a mature sense of style and confidence.

She was quite open and relaxed on air, considering it was her first live radio show, and spoke about how she saw the music industry today. She went on to explain she felt nowadays more and more artists were going the independant route writing, recording, and marketing their own songs online without the help of a big record company. She added it was great to be able to do this.

After seven years of playing Dublin, she decided that the music scene in Cork was a more vibrant place to be and returned home to launch her solo career. Music was always a part of her life growing up, and as she says herself the house was always full of music with many of her family all musicians. Even her baby sitter, for a time, was renowned singer songwriter Tessa Perry who, LJ says, was a huge influence on her to this very day.

LJ worked with an excellent group of musicians on her debut album “Hunters Moon”: Simon Bushby on Piano, Shane Walsh on Bass, drummer Marcel Murphy, Steve McHale on electric guitar and John Egan on Cello and Violin and finally Emma-Rose Williams providing Backing Vocals. Now back in Cork, LJ has formed the band The Unemployable Tree Sleepers. They are Ron Cooper on Guitar, Calab Clark doubling up on Bass and Ukulele, Rupert Housdon on Drums and Mandolin, Jack Dubious playing Banjo, and Angharad O Donnell providing Backing Vocals At the 2009 Cork Jazz Festival where she played support to Natty Wailer and the Reggae Vibes and appeared as a guest vocalist, she received rave reviews for this performance. She is currently working on new songs with her new band, and promoting her new album. ‘One thing about this industry is that it can be great fun. Yes, it’s a job, but it’s a job I love,’ LJ concludes.

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The Ecclesiastical Review


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Ecclesiastical Events

How does the pope spend his holidays? MOST people would be right when they guess: reading, writing, playing the piano, walking, and praying. But who knew he also likes to feed the goldfish at one of the artificial pools in the gardens of the papal summer residence?

Thanks to footage released to news agencies by the Vatican Television Center, we got a sneak peek of some of the things the pope has been doing since he began his month-long vacation on July 7th in a beautiful mountain town about 20 miles south of Rome. The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, also published a rundown of the pope’s summer programme just a few days ago, saying the pope was enjoying a relaxing period dedicated to prayer and reflection. It said he also sets aside time to listen to, or play music and take long walks in the afternoons with his personal secretary, Msgr. Georg Ganswein.

Because all public and private audiences have been suspended until today, August 4th, the pope has been able to catch up on a number of projects, most

importantly, beginning work on his third and final volume of 'Jesus of Nazareth.' He’s also going through stacks of mail and preparing talks he will be giving on his upcoming trips to the United Kingdom, September 16th - 19th; Palermo, October 3rd; and Spain, November 6th and 7th. He’s also preparing for the October 10th - 24th special Synod of Bishops on the Middle East as well as the apostolic exhortation from the World Synod of Bishops on the Bible.

Among the few special guests the pope will receive at the papal summer residence are his secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, and the pope’s brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.

From August 28th - 29th, the pope will host his traditional “Ratzinger Schulerkreis” (Ratzinger student circle) with former students of his. This year the topic will be the hermeneutic of Vatican II, a theme the pope talked about in his address to the Roman Curia Decenber 22nd, 2005.

Relics of St. John Bosco to tour US, Canada in September and October MORE than 16 months after it began a world tour touching over 100 nations, a casket containing relics of St. John Bosco is scheduled to visit the United States and Canada beginning in mid-September. The pilgrimage of the relics began April 25th, 2009, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Salesians of Don Bosco and is to continue until shortly before the 200th anniversary of the saint's birth near Turin, Italy, on August 16th, 1815. For the tour, the bones and tissues of the right hand and arm of the 19th-century Italian saint have been placed within a wax replica of St. John Bosco's

body, which is being displayed in a glass box mounted on a large wood and metal cart.

The display - weighing more than 1,800 pounds and measuring approximately 8 feet long, 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall - has been transported around the world by plane and in specially designed and built trucks. After the relics leave Canada in October, they are scheduled to travel through 17 countries of East Asia for about a year.

Parish of Youghal

Padre Pio Ceremonies

Eucharistic Adoration

People required to spend time in prayer during the following hours before Jesus in the Eucharist: Monday: 6pm - 7pm Wednesday morning: 3am - 4pm Please contact Pat on 024 91145.

Mass in Polish

Nsza w j Polskim W nastepna niedziele: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

Youghal Baptist Church (people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life)

We meet for worship every Sunday morning in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) at 11am. This Sunday, August 8th, will be the second week in a new series in the book of Jonah. Speaker is Ernie Tromsness. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome. See for information and directions to Brú na Sí. "And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights." Jonah Ch 1v17.

Parish of Midleton First Friday

Friday, August 6th is the First Friday. Confessions on Thursday at the usual times: after 10am Mass, 12 noon to 1pm. Extra Mass at 7.30pm on Friday in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary.

First Anniversary Mass for Sr. Regina

The above takes place on Saturday, August 7th in the Hospital Chapel at 2pm. All welcome.

Padre Pio Devotions tonight

Padre Pio Devotions take place tonight, Wednesday, August 4th. Rosary at 7.45pm; Mass at 8pm. All welcome to attend.

The annual Padre Pio Ceremonies, commemorating the most wonderful day in life - his ordination to the priesthood on August 10th, 1910 - will be celebrated in the grounds of St. Francis College, Rochestown, Cork at 2.30pm on Sunday, August 8th. The Mass will be concelebrated by the Rev. Michael Fitzgerald, visiting and resident priests. The religious ceremonies will include the Recitation of the Holy Rosary, Concelebrated Mass, Anointing of the Sick, Benediction, Blessing of the Sick and Blessing with St. Pio First Class Relics. Everyone is welcome to participate in the ceremonies.

Muintir Mhuire Garden Party

On Saturday, August 7th at the home of Charlie & Benny Conway, Ballynamona, Shanagarry, the annual Garden Party (with Pyke Theatre) will take place in aid of Muintir Mhuire. Mass at 1pm, party and meal afterwards, as well as music, song and dance. There will be a raffle for spot prizes. For more information, please contact Charlie on 087 6909433 or Sheila on 021 4966809.

Melleray Grotto

Sunday, August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption and prayers will take place at Melleray Grotto from 3pm to 5pm, including the Annual Benediction of Blessed Sacrament (by special permission) at 3pm. Fr. Michael Farrell will be the celebrant. There will also be a Ceremony for Healing with Prayer Leader Fr. Thaddeus Doyle. Evening Prayers will include a Candlelight Procession at 8pm.

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Shanagarry Blue Jeans Queens Festival 2010 This Friday, August 6th to Sunday, August 8th

The Annual Blue Jeans Queen Festival continues this coming weekend, August 6th to 8th, in the village of Shanagarry. Hosted by the Russell Rovers GAA Club as a fund-raiser to help defray the enormous costs in running the various teams throughout the year, the Festival is now in its 34th year and has been going from strength to strength every year, with a tried and trusted formula of entertainment and fun for all age groups. Events kicked off with a Disco last Saturday night, and on Thursday evening there is a road

race at 8 pm. On Friday night the Rathcormac-based band “Remonition” play in the Marquee from 11.30 pm to 2am with admission only €5 up to midnight. On Saturday we have an Under 8 blitz in the GAA pitch, starting at 11am, with a Kiddies Disco in the evening from 8pm to 10.30pm for children up to 14 years of age. This is followed by an Adult Disco when “DJ Mossie” will be live in the Festival Dome, rocking away the night to his unique sounds from 11pm to 2am.

On Sunday afternoon at 3pm the “Blue Jeans Princesses” will be the centre of attention and then, at 5pm, the “Blue Jeans Queen” parade takes place, followed by interviews on stage by MC, Pearse McCarthy of 96 FM. This event is always most entertaining as contestants get into the fun of the occasion, cheered on by an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. Karaoke in the Park will follow from 6pm to 7.30pm The Festival reaches a crescendo of excitement when the widely acclaimed and hugely popular band “Bog The Donkey” take the

stage in the Dome at 11.30 pm with the announcement of the 2010 Queen at midnight. An added attraction this year will be a Barbecue – “Roast Pig on the Spit” with Rory Allen the Chef de Cuisine. A bar extension will operate until 2 am on each of the weekend nights, Friday to Sunday, and ID’s will be strictly enforced by Security staff.

In case of inclement weather, all events will be transferred to the Marquee.

Meet this year’s QUEENS!

A bus service to Midleton and surrounding areas will operate each night, leaving Shanagarry from 1.30am onwards.

Don’t forget that traffic restrictions will be in place and we would ask patrons to arrive early and co-operate with the Gardaí, Security Staff and Festival

Stewards to make it an enjoyable weekend for everybody. The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the local residents for their patience and tolerance for the duration of the Festival, and every effort will be made to ensure that noise levels are kept to a minimum.


Road Race, 8pm Isabella Delany, The Goalpost Bar, Shanagarry

Tara Murray, Ballycotton Seafood

Michelle Tattan, Ardnahinch Bar

Liz O'Brien, O'Brien's Skip Hire

Friday, August 6th:

Music -


11.30pm. Bar Extension to 2 am Entry only €5 up to 12 midnight Saturday, August 7th:

Match, U8 Blitz 11am Kiddies Disco 8 pm Disco with DJ Mossie 11pm Bar Extension to 2am Sunday, August 8th:

Lorraine Tattan, Star Homes

Elaine Sheehan, Thomas Tattan Photography

Vicky McCrea, Jones Engineering

Liz McGann, Paddy Egan Bus Hire

“Blue Jeans Princess” 3pm to 4pm

“Blue Jeans Queen” Parade 5pm, followed by interviews by MC Pearse McCarthy of 96 FM Karaoke in the Park 6pm to 7.30pm Music in the Marquee:

“Bog the Donkey” 11pm

Chloe Murray, Ballycotton Transport

Karen Kidney, Ballymaloe Cookery School

Kiera O'Driscoll, the Garryvoe Hotel

Laura Ahern, O'Shea's Electrical. (Photos: ProPhotoVision)

BARBECUE – “Roast Pig on the Spit” ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2010 QUEEN AT 12 MIDNIGHT Bar Extension to 2am

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Pat not 'Shortt' on customers for inaugural Kiltha River Trad Fest Pat Shortt and Youghal artist, Diane Magee AN accomplished musician with a particular grá for, and interest in, traditional Irish music, Pat Shortt has played, toured and recorded with many bands and loves nothing better than a good session. No better host, then, or venue for the inaugural Kiltha River Trad Festival than Pat Shortt’s Bar, in Castlemartyr, which welcomed a host of musical talent last weekend.

John Spillane, Frankie Gavin and the new De Dannan, Stockton’s Wing and the Abbey Céilí Band all took to the stage, with John Spillane Pat, Noel, Sandy and Adrian McSweeney, Youghal said the Stockton's Wing gig was fan- kicking off festivities on Thursday last, before Pat Shortt shares a laugh with Yvonne Dorney and Tracey France tastic. Pat and Noel were celebrating their wedding anniversary on the night Stockton's Wing,from Co. Clare, wowed the crowds on Friday night.

Saturday welcomed Frankie Gavin & the new De Dannan to Castlemartyr, with the festival culminating on Bank Holiday Sunday night with Ger Murphy (box), Micheal Creedon (keyboard), Liam Forde (banjo) and Andrew O'Connell (fiddle) - also known as the Abbey Céilí Band - bringing the house down. Visitors from as far away as El Paso, Texas visited the musical Mecca over the weekend and weren't disappointed with the talent on show. The only question now is: can Pat Shortt possibly raise the bar any higher? If so, his customers won't be able to reach their pints...

Paudie Lee, Yvonne Dorney, Tracey France and Kieran Bennett

Marie Davis and John Greene at the De Dannan show last Saturday night

Eileen Haran, Ballinacurra; Rachel Harty, Castlemarytr; Hilary Lane, Whitegate and Bridget Kennedy, Ballycotton a

Celebrating a 40th birthday at Pat Shortt's Bar were Cobh ladies: Hilary Gordon, Caroline O'Callaghan, Birthday Girl Christine Butler, Bernadette Butler, Kate Butler and Sharon McGrath. (Photos this page: Michael Hussey,

Mr. Comedy himself, Pat Shortt happy to pose for photographs with De Dannan music fan from Youghal

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Inaugural Kiltha River Trad Fest raises THE BAR Castlemartyr in

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Eileen McSweeney, JP Carroll and Hazel McCarthy

Gerry Cahill is joined by Geraldine McDermott, Mary Theresa McDermott, Phil Cahill and Kathleen Buckley

Paudie Lee and Kieran Bennett

Ann Gartland and Mary Nelligan

Stephen Condon and Noreen Devitt made the journey from Clare

Ali Buckley, Jenny Dorrian, Ruth Bennett and Diane Magee

Mary Troy, Marguerite O’Sullivan and Eileen Kearney

The O’Meara family: Shane, Henrietta and PJ

Enda McCauley from Donegal with Sheila Healy from Cork

Eileen and Tom McGuckian

Pat and Margaret Barry with Denis O'Connell

Susan Casey and Karina Chandler

Ciáran Oman, Conor O’Neill, Gerard Sullivan, Mark Johnson and Tony Moloney

Mary McKnight, Ian Horsman and Siobhan Daly

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Youghal’s ‘Garda of the Seas’ retires MARK Nolan from Youghal is the son of locals, Kieran and Brenda. Mark has fond memories of his childhood days on boats, angling and sailing in Youghal, the old Regattas and as a member of Youghal Sea Angling Club.


despite the members having to travel approx. 40 miles to the boat moored in Liscannor in Co. Clare. Mark transferred to Fermoy in 1995, and then onto Midleton in 1997, when Mark and his family moved back to Youghal, where they have lived for the past 15 years.

Having completed his leaving certificate, Mark entered the Gardaí in 1980 and served in Limerick for fifteen years.


Mark is married to Caroline (Bulman) and they have three children - Gary, Sarah and Jack. The late Buddy Bulman, (Caroline’s Dad) and Kieran Nolan were friends for many years, and long before Mark met Caroline he spent many an occasion in the

During his time there, Mark held onto his love of the sea by his association with the Limerick and Clare Garda Angling Club,

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In 1997 Mark was successful and accepted as a member, and in 1998 he went to the RNLI Training Centre in Cowes, Isle of Wight, for a week’s intensive training course. Thus commenced Mark’s dedication and involvement with the local branch of the RNLI. During his 13 years of service with Youghal, Mark told the East Cork Journal that there had been 213 call outs/rescues. He was involved in 38 of the callouts/rescues, and five lives were saved. Age, for most people, is a relative thing but certainly there are some ages which are more special than others. And so it was for Mark Nolan when he reached that special birthday on July 20th last. That age for Mark, also brought with it some sadness and sense of loss as it means his retirement from the Youghal RNLI, which is the compulsory retirement age for all members. Speaking with the East Cork Journal, Mark said that he will truly miss being involved with

I am privileged to have been part of the Youghal RNLI where I have made a lot of friends, and was part of a team of dedicated and professional people who were involved in the saving of lives and I am truly grateful for what has been, for me, some of the best years of my life.”

the RNLI as part of the crew. He will miss, as he calls it, the ’buzz of the active service’ of being on the boat with the other members of crew, ‘on call’ or on ‘exercise’. Mark, however, is still looking forward to being associated with Youghal RNLI and one of the ways in which this can be achieved is through his young son, Jack, aged 11 years, who is also passionate about the sea and all it involves. At this very young age Jack is a member of Aquatrek in Youghal and is trained to level 3 sailing. To attain this

training at any age is to be lauded, but to do so at such a tender age shows an interest, love and commitment that is unique. Mark continued on to say that Jack, from an early age, spent a lot of time on the water and sails regularly with Aquatrek. Thus the love of the sea comes from Kieran, to Mark to Jack.

Mark, quite passionately, said “I am privileged to have been part of the Youghal RNLI where I have made a lot of friends, and was part of a team of dedicated and professional people who

were involved in the saving of lives and I am truly grateful for what has been, for me, some of the best years of my life.” The wealth of experience which Mark has gained will surely never be wasted.

Mark will always be interested and involved with the Youghal RNLI and will always be happy to share some of his knowledge and experience of the sea to the younger enthusiastic crew. Garda Mark Nolan, guardian of seas and land, we salute you.

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You know you make me wanna shout! Ballycotton Lifeboat Inter-Pub Karaoke Final KATIE O'CONNELL, BALLYCOTTON IS KARAOKE CHAMPION 2010 ON Friday last, July 30th, Garryvoe Hotel was the venue for a night to remember as East Cork's karaoke stars raised the roof for Ballycotton Lifeboat.

At the culmination of many weeks of hard work by Blathnaid Lane-Walsh and the organising committee, 32 contestants took to the stage at Garryvoe to wow a crowd of hundreds of well-wishers, family and friends.

The atmosphere was electric, with many declaring it the 'best night out in years.' And it certainly was for Katie O'Connell, representing the Schooner Bar in Ballycotton - who was crowned as the Ballycotton Lifeboat Inter-Pub Karaoke champion.

The runner-up was Jason McSweeney (Wal- Jerry and Rosarie made the short trip from Midleton to support James lis' Bar, Midleton) with third place going to Katie's 'Schooner' fellow contestant, Jennifer McNamara. Fourth and fifth place went to Andrea Deady (McDaid's Bar) and Sinead Casey (The Goalpost Bar, Shanagarry) respectively.

Karaoke champion, Katie O’Connell and Emma Fielding

Karaoke heats had been held at 16 pubs across East Cork since the beginning of June, visiting Midleton, Ballymacoda, Whitegate, Ladysbridge, Cloyne, Aghada, Ballycotton and Shanagarry, and the organising committee would like to sincerely East Cork ladies Liz Enright, Mary-Rose Lynch thank all those who helped with the heats, and Aoife Warren especially the publicans and their customers.

Kitty, Chrissie and Brigit from Cloyne . (Photos:Allan Meek,

But, last Friday night, it was all about the contestants, who proved once and for all that East Cork has karaoke talent in spades.

Frankie, Martina and Martin Tattan from Ballycotton

And, for the hundreds who attended the final, when Katie O'Connell, no doubt, appears on the X-Factor, you can say you knew her when.

Cara Galvin and Anna Cahill from Midleton

Mary and karaoke finalist, Noel Bennett

Pearse and Severene McCarthy Marion Ahern and Carol O’Brien

Cloyne ladies Caroline, Bernie and Eve

John & Averil Rossiter, Cloyne

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Dancing Queens (and Kings) at the Ballycotton Lifeboat Karaoke Final:

Were you there? (Non-captioned photos courtesy of ProPhotoVision)

Con and Keri Murphy with Maria Reilly and Madeline Lynch

These loyal supporters came down the road from Ballycotton to supportAmanda Tattan

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One wedding and five baptisms: St. Ita's Church, Gortroe

ON Saturday afternoon last, August 1st, the newly renovated, St. Ita's Church - which was built in 1904 in the parish of Youghal - was a very busy place to be.

Earlier in the week, members of St. Ita's GAA Club had given Don O'Rourke (Sunday's Well Road) and Marie O'Neill (Killeagh) a guard of honour when they arrived at the Radisson Hotel following their marriage at Ballintotis Church. But, when Tommy Donovan from Knockanore and Aine McCarthy from Gortroe tied the knot at St. Ita's Church last Sunday, it was the Shamrocks GAA Club who formed the guard this time.

In front of a large crowd of well-wishers, Tommy and Aine left the church following their nuptuals, only to be met by three local family groups who arrived, bringing their five children to be baptised.



The Keohane triplets - Kyle, Alex and Rian with their parents Avalon and James, family and friends arrived, as did the Cunningham and the McArdle family with baby Jaden and proud parents Trina and Kieran. This was followed up with the only girl on the day, Alanna Ava and her proud parents Darleen and Alex, along with all their family and friends.

The Very. Rev. Canon Brown officiated over the ceremony and everyone had a great day. A big well done must go to Liam Ryan who had the church looking resplendent as always. It's great to see so many families availing of the local church. In a time when many are going without, or deciding not to use churches, it was great to see so many younger people using the church to help them celebrate these wonderful occasions.




Tommy Donovan and Aine McCarthy with the guard of honour from GAA club Shamrocks in Knockanore, where Tommy is a member

Baby Alanna Ava with her proud parents Darleen & Alex and family

Baby Jaden with parents Trina and Kieran and family members

The Keohane triplets, Kyle, Alex and Rian with their parents Avalon and James and family members

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Members of St. Ita's GAA Club, Gortroe gave Don O'Rourke (Sunday's Well Road) and Marie O'Neill (Killeagh) - also pictured left - a guard of honour. (This photo: Mike English)

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In The Driving Seat

Low bridge, high marks Montana sending in signs they couldn’t believe they actually saw!

US website, recently ran a ‘Wackiest Road Signs’ competition.

Favourites included ‘Caution pedestrians slippery when wet’, ‘Eat here - get gas & worms’ and ‘Drive slow, see our village; Drive fast, see our judge.’

Through a nationwide contest, insurance carrier, Hagerty Insurance, compiled a list of the top 10 weirdest, wackiest road signs that have been keeping drivers laughing from the Carolinas to the Californian coast. The 10 signs were pulled from a list of nearly 250 strange, funny and surprising travel, road and business signs from all across the country, with people from Alabama to Alaska and from Maryland to


The grand prize winner, however, was simple and to the point: ‘If you hit this sign, you will hit that bridge.’

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THE cost of running a family car has fallen by 3.4% per cent in the last 12 months, according to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs.

It now costs €11,171 to run a small family car in the ‘Band C’ tax category (typical engine size of 1251 – 1500cc) for a year; down by €397 on the figure for 2009.

‘The bad news is rising fuel costs which are up sharply over the past year, costing motorists dearly. In June 2009 petrol cost 116 cent per litre. It has risen dramatically in the last year, and is up by 14.9% to 133.3 cent per litre.

kilometres per year will use 1500 litres of fuel. Last year that cost worked out at €1,740. This year the cost has risen by 15% to €2,000.

AA figures are currently based on petrol usage, rather than diesel. Diesel cars account for roughly 20% of private cars on the road – a figure that is certain to increase over time. Over 65% of new car sales so far in 2010 are diesel models, and this trend appears set to continue. For diesel users, fuel price hikes were more dramatic. The retail price of diesel rose by 20% from 104 cent per litre to 124.9 cent per litre this year. Diesel drivers now pay on average €32 more per month than this time last year.

That difference alone costs the average motorist an extra €26 per month compared to this time last year,’ says Director of Policy, Conor Faughnan. On a brighter note, the cost of buying a new car has fallen by 3.42% on average, with still more significant falls in the cost of higher-end cars.

The cost of insurance is actually down on last year, but only very slightly, dropping by 1.3%. However, insurance prices had risen a whopping 9% in 2009 so it remains an ongoing high cost to motorists. ‘Insurance costs are still a major concern, with motorists encouraged to shop around and to look at the nature of their cover. It is one of the biggest bills that motorists pay, but there are ways of getting it down,’ Conor continues. Interest rates continue at historically low levels for the second year running.

The fall in new car prices is evident across a broad range of models, but was more significant at the higher end of the market. Prices fell substantially for luxury premium cars. The AA also noted small reductions in items like servicing and parking which were in line with the overall inflation figure for the year.. The AA calculations show that a car that achieves 30 miles per gallon (9.5 litres per 100kms) and does 1600

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Spuds, spoons and stocks at Youghal GAA Family Fun Festival



THE August Bank Holiday in Youghal provided many varied and entertaining events for the enjoyment of all, not least being the Family Fun weekend organised by Youghal GAA.

The car park at Club Arás was turned into what looked amazingly like a Fair Day, with parking of vehicles prohibited, and the entire area turned over to stalls, face painting, baby animals such as rabbits, ducks and baby goslings peeking out of baskets, and lots of tables and chairs set up with people enjoying tea, coffees and refreshments. On the field of play, however, the story was totally different with energetic family sports being held, hosting panting mums and dads doing their best to complete the courses and save face. Events included running races, spud and spoon, obstacle course, three legged races, stocks and barrels, and lots more to exhaust all the parents and bring a smile to the faces of their children.

A wink from Darragh Smith, as his family say ‘cheese’

Gillian Corcoran, PRO for Youghal GAA, told the East Cork Journal that Youghal GAA were delighted to be able to provide such entertainment for all their members and families, supporters, friends, sponsors and for the people of Youghal who give their loyal support over the years. ‘It is always nice to give something back’ she continued, 'and huge thanks must go to all who helped and put so much work and effort into organising the Festival’.

Rachel Gardiner-Magill with her grandmother, Dolores

On Sunday night, to the delight of many, the Wolfe (Tones) came to the door and, after an amazing performance, this beloved group of entertainers brought a fantastic festival to a close - leaving the audience howling for more...

The 11850 ladies: First cousins, Amy Molone and Sophie Lawlor who were born on the same day just 30 minutes apart!

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‘Just one cornetto!’ Cian Glavin asks mammy for an icecream at the Youghal GAA Family Fun Festival last weekend

Sandra and Lad Kiely

The Malone family

April Lewis and Tammy O’Shea both looked a little green Luckily, Marian O’Shea was on hand to help out!

Roisin McCarthy and her feathered friend

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Youghal GAA Family Fun Festival: Ducklings, dads and 'doing your best'

Alex, Ruby and Leah

Ciara Healy plays hide and seek with her candyfloss while her sister, Laura and dad Ian look on

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Youghal’s Cara Keniry wowed the crowds

Molly and Ruby Tobin went ‘quackers’ with the ducks

Pointing out Fairtrade for all in Youghal


IT IS now more than two years since Youghal was awarded Fairtrade Town status, and its success has been evident to all.

However, in order to maintain their Fairtrade status, Youghal must meet certain renewal criteria every two years, and in the immediate future the committee will be contacting existing local Fairtrade businesses regarding their Fairtrade commitments – for example, the stocking in their shop/stores of at least two Fairtrade products. A huge thanks is due to all the businesses, retailers and shoppers in Youghal for their ongoing support and commitment to Fairtrade. Youghal Town Council has been of immense help in this venture, and appreciation is expressed to them also.

It is important that more businesses/retailers would come on board and support Fairtrade by selling their products, and we would be delighted to hear from them. The sale or consumption of Fair Trade Products guarantees a better deal to developing countries, it strengthens their hand in trading relationships to earn a better living, and thus have access to education and health care.

New members are always very welcome, and for further information on Fairtrade please contact Stacey at Cumann Na Daoine, Catherine Street, Youghal. Tel 024 91900.

Cllr. Michael Beecher draws attention to the new Fair Trade Signage at the entrance to Youghal, with Fairtrade committee members Your involvement makes good sense and encourages good business. including Stacey Quinlivan, Kitty Griffin, Anne O’Connor, Cllr. Sandra McLellan and Cllr. Michelle Hennessy

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Listen... there’s music coming from Glenbower woods JOHN WHELAN-CURTIN REPORTS

BANDS and music lovers congregated in the Glenbower woods to enjoy some quality melodies and some good times. Between the beautiful setting and the outstanding atmosphere the few drops of rain were completely forgotten.

This event was last held in 2006, but should hopefully be occurring on a yearly to bi-yearly basis in future.

The event is used to raise funds for Glenbower Woods. As the woods is community owned, bought in 1987, it is the duty of the community to raise funds for maintenance. Of course, it also allows the community to have a serious impact on the nature of the woods, promoting a beautiful, enchanting scene. Amongst the demands on the funds are maintenance of the signs and paths, and replanting areas of commercial trees with native hardwoods. Anyone who has ever visited Glenbower Woods must be aware that it is easily amongst the most beautiful of the woods in a county of beautiful woods. Majella Hurley, Anne Fitzgerald and Dave O'Neill made the trip to Glenbower Woods on Bank Holiday Monday

Long road for footpath renovation in Midleton The Old Timers: Tom Cribb and Jimmy Lee

WORK on Midleton’s 'footpath renovation' is unlikely to begin before Christmas, Town Clerk Joe McCarthy told Cllr. Margaret Trundle at the council's most recent monthly meeting. Mr. McCarthy said workers are currently compiling data on the services and utilities under the pavements for inclusion in the tender docu-

ment. However, EU rules now made the tendering process long and complex, as Town Manager, Patricia Power, explained. 'The tenders have to be opened at a monthly council meeting, then evaluated and further arithmetic exercises done,' she said. 'Then the chosen tenderer has to be checked for tax compliance, how

Market Green, Midleton Vintage Show this Sunday

Paudie Hennessy, Peter Lee and Kathleen Rohan

they treat workers, etc. Additionally, the unsuccessful tenderers must be allowed complain as to why they were not chosen for the contract.' Ms. Power said the work could start in November but that pausing for Christmas could add up to €200,000 more to the cost. - Christy Parker

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THIS Sunday, August 8th, Market Green Shopping Centre will host a Vintage Tractor & Car Show at the centre's overflow car park. The show starts at 2pm and anyone wishing to take part, may contact Eileen on 021 4639539.

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This coming October, the good people involved will be joining in on National Trails Day as another opportunity to share the beauty of the woods and to raise more funds for its maintenance, so watch out for further details.

Admission is free on the day for participants and the public.

An Insuracne Broker, however, will generally not be in a position to assist you in the compilation of the necessary details, in order to negotiate an acceptable and beneficial settlement on your behalf. For example, our in-house Quantity Surveyors can measure and cost building damage. An Insurance Broker is not in a position to provide this service.

Cllr. Sean Buckley will be collecting donations for his swim across the English Channel in aid of the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped. A vintage day’s entertainment is guaranteed, with plenty of classic cars and tractors to be viewed test drives not guaranteed!

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Bitesize News Youghal's w o r k ( s ) o f a r t YOUGHAL DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

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Youghal’s Louise is a winner

LOUISE Graham from Youghal was the lucky first prize winner in the July Cork GAA Clubs Draw, earning herself a Kia Car or €12,000 in cash. The win made the August Bank Holiday a very happy event indeed for Louise. Also in the prizes was Gerard Lee from Ladysbridge, who won a holiday or €1,500 in cash. Well done to Louise and Gerard on their great wins.

Coffee in the Church

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church is the magnificent setting for a fundraising Coffee Morning which will be held on tomorrow, Thursday August 5th from 10.30am. Proceeds are for the very worthy charity LIVING LINKS, which is a support group for families bereaved due to suicide. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Text for Teresa

Teresa O’Brien for Touch of Class Boutique, Youghal will be appearing on TV3 Ireland AM on tomorrow, Thursday, August 5th at 8.45am. Teresa will be representing Cork in the Battle of the Counties. She needs your support and asks please that you text your vote ‘stylist cork’ to 53131 between 9am and 9.40am on the day. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Let your fingers text for Teresa.

Brú na Sí, Youghal

SEISIÚN CEOLTA SÍ every Monday from 8pm to 8.30pm SEISIÚN NA NÓG every Thursday from 8pm to 8.30pm Summer is here and it is time to tune into SEISIÚN CEOLTA SÍ- the Comhaltas annual show of music, song, dance and storytelling. Now in its 20th consecutive season the show is more vibrant, more fun, and more unforgettable than ever! Our Irish heritage and culture, based on ancient origins, are the timeless cornerstones of our identity. Nowhere are they seen so joyfully alive as in Seisiún Ceolta Sí’s breathtaking, yet sensitive interpretation. Since its inception in 2004 Brú na Sí has become the home of Comhaltas, the largest group promoting Irish traditional music in Ireland. Brú na Sí is a wonderful place to visit, and once you arrive you will experience a warm welcome in comfortable and friendly surroundings. No one is more capable or proven, in bringing the true and timeless Ireland to you, like Comhaltas Ceolta Sí. Adult €10. Child €5. Special family rates.

The Sea and Me

A reminder that on August 7th there will be a free screening in the Mall Arts Centre of “The Sea and Me”, which covers the restoration and relaunch of the Kathleen and May, the only remaining three

masted wooden topsoil schooner, and her 2nd voyage to Youghal. Further details from 083 360 6507

ALSO AT THE MALL ARTS CENTRE On Saturday August 14th at 8pm, Mick Hanly and Arty McGlynn continue their tour at the Mall Arts centre. Tickets are on sale at Cree’s Card Shop for €15. For further details contact 083 360 6507.

Dancing for CRY

The Walter Raleigh Hotel is the place to be on this Friday night, August 13th where, at 9pm the doors will open to the music of the one and only John Hogan and his Band. Ever popular, a good turnout is expected so go along and dance the night away in the large ballroom of the Walter Raleigh Hotel. Admission €10.

Toasting the Masters

Artistic temperaments: Kathleen McSweeney, Bridget O’Brien, Gretta Kelleher, Ristéart Mac Suibhne, Chris Meehan, Mike O’Loughlin, John Roche, Gwillym Dewick, Louise O’Loughlin, Marina O’Loughlin, Vanessa O’Loughlin, Brigid Hughes and Julia Gracie Cox

The next meeting of Toast masters will take place tonight, Wednesday August 4th at the Walter Raleigh Hotel at 7pm.

Youth Festival 2000

August 12th to 15th are the dates for the 2010 Youth Festival which includes inspiring talks, live music, workshops, free buses. Ages from 16 to 35 years. The venue is Clonmacnois and no doubt there will be many from the town of Youghal interested in going along and taking part in this very popular annual youth event. Bring a sleeping bag. No charge – donation only. For those who require further information contact youth 2000 on 01 675 3690, mobile 086 302 5442 or log on to

Events at Cumann na Daoine

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH: 10.00am - 12.30pm FÁS Clinic 1.30pm - 2.30pm Walking Group 7.30pm - 9pm Grow (Community Mental Health Group) THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH: 8pm - 9.45pm Bingo 7.30pm - 9pm Cancer Support Group MONDAY, AUGUST 9TH: 4pm - 5pm St Vincent de Paul

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10TH: 5.45pm - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

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SOCIAL DANCING DATES Friday, August 13th, John Hogan; Friday, August 27th,The Davitt Showband; Friday, September 3rd The Dreamers; Friday, September 3rd Dermot Lyons.

BRIDGE EVENINGS with Youghal Bay Bridge Club every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights 7.30pm. Visitors most welcome.

THE Methodist Hall, Friar Street, Youghal is the very suitable venue for an amazing exhibition of talent by Youghal Art Group. The Exhibition includes exhibits from all thirteen members of the Group, which includes eight ladies and five men. On Friday last, July 30th well known and much respected artist, Colm Keane, arrived in Youghal to perform the official opening of the Exhibition, where a large crowd of people were already packed into the Methodist

Walter Verling with Una O’Hagan, Colm Keane, Helen Keane and Mayor of Youghal, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley hall, admiring the paintings on Louise O’Loughlin, Brigid exhibit. Colm spoke eloquently Hughes, Chris Meehan, Michael to all present, and said how de- O’Loughlin, Gretta Kelleher, lighted he was to have the hon- Marina O’Loughlin, Julia our of officially opening this Gracey Cox, Vanessa O’Loughwonderful Exhibition. lin, Bríd O’Brien and Gwillym Included in the paintings is Julia Dewick. Cracey Cox’s painting “All Creatures Great and Small” which Painting, they say, “ is easy when was the winner of the ICA Chal- you don't know how, but very lenge Cup Cork Federation 2010, difficult when you do”! and “To Fanore Beach” which This is an Exhibition not to be was highly commended at the missed. Viewing hours are from Burren Art competition, Lis- 11.30am to 7.30pm daily until doonvarna 2010. Exhibitors in- August 8th, and there is no entry clude Risteard MacSuibhne, charge.

On Friday, August 20th see the amazing hypnotist Adrian Knight. Show starts at 9pm. RTE are also filming the show - so be warned! Wednesday, August 18th: LIFELINE SCREENING all day from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Youghal Flower Club

The Monthly Meeting of Youghal Flower Club will be held on Tuesday, September 14th at 8pm. Everybody welcome.

The Chain Gang Ladies Show

One for the ladies only! Saturday, August 21st next - if you don't go, you'll never know...!

At Youghal Library

NOTE CHANGE FOR JIM HORGAN’S PRESENTATION Jim Horgan will be in Youghal Library on Thursday, August 12th, Archaelogist Darina Tully will be present and will talk about the traditional boats of Ireland. Discussions will then be held by Liam Coveney, local fisherman and river fishermen and will be of particular interest to anyone with an interest in the history of Youghal and the The Blackwater River. The talks will be at 6pm each Thursday evening and everyone is welcome.

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Midleton enjoy the craic in aid of Chernobyl SARAH BYRNE REPORTS

THE annual Chernobyl Children’s Trust Fundraiser was held on Connolly Street, Midleton on Sunday last, August 1st. There was plenty for the children, with face-painting, a lucky bag dip and even a Teddy Adoption Agency. Passers by couldn’t help but be tempted over by the mouth watering food on offer, including cakes, salads, bbq-ed burgers, hotdogs, potatoes and a pig on a spit. A DJ and live bands including Mishap and I Call Shotgun provided the musical entertainment, which went right up ‘til 9pm.

Ann, Holly, Murieann and Bróna O’Hare with Aoife Murphy

The Queen of Midleton Competition saw the various pubs in the area send a representative (in drag mind you) with an escort to raise money for the charity. Jimmy from Isaacs Bar was crowned Queen, raising an impressive €760 and winning a signed Munster jersey for the bar. The total riased from all the Queens amassed to a massive €3,300 and will all go to those who need it most.

The winners of the raffle were 1st Prize of weekend trip with €150 spending money: Roger Ryan 2nd prize of weekend in the Quality Hotel, Clonakilty: Darren Ahern 3rd prize of men and ladies watch set: Hazel O’Shea Barry 4th prize of €150 holiday voucher from Lee Travel: Billy Ahern

Ali Richards and Lucy and Adam Lee with Caragh Wallace

The day was a great success, with hundreds of people showing up for a fun day out, as well as supporting a well-deserving charity.

Gemma, Jordan, Mike, Rachel and Róisín made sure that the teddies went to good homes as they looked after the Teddy Adoption Centre

The Palmer family with Betty Burke Mary and Katie Barry

Tom Doyle, Theresa Clynche and Ciara Finn were looking after all those with a sweet tooth

Ellen and Kelsey with Danielle and Christina, who were raising money for the trust

Mark ‘Fanta’ O’Sullivan with Sarah, Emma & Linda

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Andrea, Caylan, Jordan and Eden enjoyed the day

Gillian, Donal, Ciara and Conor Murphy

Michael, Shakira, Breda and Stephen

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Face painting, finger food

and family fun in Midleton

Erika and Sofia Tinne were delighted with the entertainment Eileen O”Donovan with her grandchildren

Anthony, Joanne, Matthew and Lauren O’Sullivan

Tracy and Sean Ryan with Marcus, Nicola, Muireann and OranAherne Aidan, Siobhan, Eva and Jack

Magali Sanchez and Kevin Day

Phil and Christopher Raby

Angela, Aisling and Micheal

Mary and Keira O’Donnell

Margaret, Norma, Brodie and Rebecca

Mary Cahill and granddaughter, Ruby Good enjoy a horsedrawn carriage ride feom Roy Daly of Lily- Jane

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Max Pilipeyko helped on the bbq stands

Studio D dancers

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John Joyce makes TV debut

Gold for elocution in Árd Scoil, Dungarvan

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

REGULAR musician at Harty’s Bar, Cloyne, John Joyce (grandnephew of James Joyce - above with cap), made his TV debut on the Miriam O’Callaghan Show on July 24th, backing Travelling Community singer, Celina O’Leary. John was caught on camera at Harty's performing with guitarist, Paddy Geogheghan and drummer, Michael Greaney. (Photo: Philip Joyce, brother of John & harmonica player)

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GOLD medals for Outstanding Achievement in Elocution were awarded to Roisin Leonard and Clara Mannion at the examinations held in Árd Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan just before the summer holidays. Visiting examiner, David Meredith paid tribute to the high standards, hard work and dedication displayed by all the First Year candidates, and there is no doubt that he was extremely impressed by their good, clear speech and nice manners because they all got great marks. Árd Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan is the only school in County Waterford offering Elocution as a mandatory part of the curriculum for all First Yr students.

‘In Ard Scoil na nDéise we develop all aspects of the individual student in a caring environment.’ says Principal, Dorothy Hughes. ‘The elocution class builds self confidence through improvised drama and short pieces of prose and poetry, not necessarily academic’, explains teacher, Joan Clancy.

‘All of the First Yr students are prepared for individual examinations’ adds Deputy Principal, Colette Power, ‘with the emphasis on good speech, proper courtesy and etiquette. An important life skill. And they love it!’

Árd Scoil First Year students, Roisin Leonard and Clara Mannion, awarded Gold Medals for Outstanding Achievement in Elocution by The Irish Board of Speech & Drama. (Photo: Joan Clancy)

Youghal CCTV evidence leads to 29 litter fines CHRISTY PARKER REPORTS


Happy 50th wedding anniversary to David and Bridie Foley in Clashmore from all your family, friends and neighbours in the area. This promises to be a special occasion and we all wish you both every joy and happiness.

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Congratulations to Edward Bearsford, Clashmore and Mairead Beausang, Ballycurrain who announced their engagement recently.

50th wedding anniversary



Tying the knot

No winner. The jackpot now stands at €13,800. Numbers drawn last week were 2, 4, 23 and 25. Concessionary winners were Mary Millerick, Thomas Harrington, Pat & Ann Mellerick, and Cait White.

Friday, August 20th


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Killeagh Lotto results YOUGHAL Town Council’s deployment of mobile CCTV to detect littering has resulted in 29 fines being issued last week. Youghal is the first local authority in County Cork to recruit a private CCTV operator to combat illegal dumping. The project, which runs intermittently, began last May. Mr. Ryan says prosecutions will be sought where fine payments are not received, while the council ‘will continue to employ CCTV throughout the summer and autumn to eliminate all litter offences, including dog fouling and the disposal of domestic litter in council litterbins.’

The Town Clerk says fines are not issued ‘where a grey area persists’ regarding culpability, and adds that evidence will only be provided to accused offenders in the event of legal action unfolding.

Jackpot was €2,600. No winner. Nos. drawn were 8, 35 and 36. Next week's jackpot stands at €2,600. €30 winners were Tim Crotty, Declan Galvin, Sinead Power and Ben & Eoghan Inglemoss.

Fermoy Whist Drive Results from Sunday, August 1st

Best overall score: Marie Roche Winning ladies: Maureen Hales, Margaret Mulkeen, Joan McHugh, Peggy McCarthy, Myra Coughlan, Abina Murphy, Ina O'Brien and Margaret Forde. Winning gents: Frank Roche, Syephen Hales, Henry Forde, E. Ring, M. Hurley, Tadgh Donovan, K. Scanlon and U. Barry. Raffle: Colm Hurley, Violet Draper & Joan McHugh. Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp at the Fermoy Bridge Centre (next door to Atkins Farm Machinery). All welcome.

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Ballyduff Mast Group vow that protests will Way continue


Waterford With Declan Barron

‘Adios' for now to Ardmore’s 2010 Spanish students

THE granting of planning permission to Hutchinson 3G for a 24 metre high mast by An Bord Pleanala has disappointed the Ballyduff Against Radiation (BAD) Group, who has vowed to continue their fight. The group plan to link up with other groups from all over the country and make it a national issue, as they now plan to take their case to the European Union. The mast is part of the national Broad Band Scheme for which Hutchinson 3G has the licence.

Waterford hurlers set to sizzle in Kilgobinet

WATERFORD hurling supporter Michael Ryan of the Al Eile Stud in Kilgobinet, just outside Dungarvan, will host an Open Day and Barbecue this Saturday afternoon, August 7th when the Waterford hurling team, along with manager Davy Fitzgerald, will be guests of honour. The event, which is a fundraiser for the hurlers’ training fund, will allow supporters to wish Waterford well in advance of their semi final meeting with Tipperary.

Wedding bells

THE dozen Spanish students staying in the Ardmore area for the past month left the area during the week after making plenty of new friends during their month long stay. The students, under the stewardship of Ethel Troy, are all from Seville in Spain and enjoyed a great stay in Ardmore. They flew home last Thursday morning and arrived to tem-

peratures of 37 degrees, in contrast to the 20 or so degrees which they enjoyed in Ardmore during what was a pretty good month of July.

Ethel is, of course, back in Ardmore for a few more weeks after flying back from Seville but to the amazing dozen it is adios for another

High hopes for WWEC U12s in Umbro Galway Cup

CONGRATULATIONS to Brian Lenane of College Rd Ardmore and his bride Nola Mather of St Albans in England on their wedding last Friday which was held in England, where both Brian and Nola now live and work. A large contingent of family and friends flew out for the wedding which was held in St Albans. The couple is wished every success in their future life together.

Modeligo Parent & Toddler Group

THE summer activities are now almost at an end with the final day out planned for Lismore playground at 11am on Friday, August 13th. The parents who have been helping out all year will have their own night out on Friday, August 27th at the Indian Ocean Restaurant in Dungarvan, before starting back again for the new year that will commence on Friday, September 4th at 10. 30 am in the Community centre. The group now has a face-book page and anyone looking for details can contact Loretta at 086- 845-2376 or Kirsty on 085 1541928.

Clashmore GAA celebrate 125th Anniversary

Can Cork make the All-Ireland Hurling Final? THERE is much interest along the East Cork/ West Waterford border areas in advance of Cork’s meeting with Kilkenny on Sunday, as Denis Walsh’s Cork side look to defeat champions, Kilkenny.

Should Cork win it would set up the exciting prospect of a Cork/ Waterford All Ireland Final, which many fans would really cherish, and has the fans in border areas already hedging their bets.

BEST wishes are extended to the U12 WWEC teams that will be participating in the Umbro Galway Cup from Wednesday to Saturday. The league will have two teams taking part, one in the Elite section and one in the Club section. Both sides will have plenty of action to look forward to, so here’s hoping that they have a good time.

CLASHMORE GAA club held an extensive programme of events on Sunday last to commemorate their 125th Anniversary. A plaque was unveiled by County Board Chairman, Tom Cunningham, while a novel game between the Clashmore and Kinsalebeg ends of the parish kept the large crowd entertained. Waterford County GAA Secretary, Timmy O’Keefe is from the Clashmore club who saw the Munster Cup proudly brought to the venue by Brian O’Halloran. The Clashmore club has also completed an upgrading of their dressing-room facilities, entailing much superb voluntary work.

Clashmore Ramblers golf classic

The Clashmore Ramblers Soccer club is also doing tremendous work and they, too, have undertaken an ambitious project in developing Pablo Park. The new pitch has been laid, is looking superb, and will be ready for the coming season. To help with the costs associated with running the club and developing its facilities, the club is holding a Golf Classic in West Waterford Golf club on the last weekend of August, on Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th with teams of three players at a cost of just €100 per team. There are some fantastic prizes on offer and further details can be got from West Waterford golf club by contacting 058-43216, and your support would be much appreciated.

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A ru n fo r th eir m o ne y a t t he ina ug u r al Ca rr igtwo h ill 5km r o ad r ac e DAVID O’DWYER REPORTS

Barryscourt Castle was the venue for the inaugural hosting of the Carrigtwohill 5km road race on Wednesday, July 28th. This race replaces the Stryker sponsored 4mile road race which used to take place under the auspices of the Business Houses Athletic Association (BHAA).

Fergal and Rachael Quinlan from Cobh

Liam O’Reilly and Barbara Flemming from Shanagarry

Luke Griffin, John Griffin and Sean O'Reilly look ready for the big race

Kathleen, Shirley, Barbara and Joan are excited and can’t wait to get started

The race started and finished just outside the castle grounds, and a field of 348 completed the course in near perfect summer conditions. The undulating course consisted of two laps of approx. a 1.5mile loop. The course, which was by no means flat, could lend itself to relatively fast times. The race was won by former Cork City Marathon winner, Roy Fahy of local club, East Cork AC in a time of 16:01mins. Roy led from the gun and soon established a commanding lead which showed no sign of being threatened. When asked for his thoughts after the race Roy said he was pleased with the win but would have liked to have dipped under the 16min mark. He was followed home by Pat Murphy (Togher AC) in 16:23mins and in 3rd position was Kevin Wilmot (Bandon AC) in 16:26mins. The women’s race was won by local athlete, Michelle Nolan of Midleton AC in a time of 18:41mins. Muriel Cummins from Dungarvan was 2nd in

19:08mins and in 3rd place was Mary Sweeney (St. Finbarr's AC) in 19:53mins.

The race was organised by the local community and all proceeds went to Carrigtohill Community Care, Meals on Wheels & CASA and was considered to be a huge success. The grounds of the Castle were used for prerace registration and post race refreshments, of which there was an ample supply for all who took part.

One aspect of this race was the huge portion of the field who were not members of any athletic or running club and who appear in the results as “unatt”(unattached). Hopefully, at least some of these runners will take the plunge and join up with a club. Don’t be put off by the thought that athletics clubs are for “serious athletes” only. There are plenty of clubs out there and most cater for all standards of competitor. The club is a great way of maintaining your training, with groups of varying standards meeting a couple of times a week for training runs. So go on take the plunge, join your local club. It’s a move you won’t regret.

Here are the contact details of the athletic clubs in the East Cork area taken from the Cork Athletics website,

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Orla O’Brien and Denis Carroll

Little Isabel and Ellie Ahern from Midleton whose mum and dad were running

Stella Griffin, Donal O’Mahony, Noreen Kelleher and Josephine O’Mahony

Brian, Killian and Michelle Noonan may be family but the rivalry is evident as the son refuses to follow mum and dad and has joined a rival club!

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Ahead of the pa ck at the Ca rr igtwo h ill 5km r o ad r ac e

Aoife, Derek and Tara Costello. (Photos: Allan Meek,

Mary Murphy and Mary Sweeney from St. Finbarr's AC are ready and able

Fiona Culligan and Karena Erangey from Whitegate

Camilla, Marion, Brendan and Caroline are all smiles as this is Brendan’s first ever race

Who ya gonna call? Colm and Peter

Nell Leahy and Noreen Emerson from Midleton

Nicola and Kevin Cooney

Eibhlin Cleary and Bernie Condron of Whitegate and Carrigtwohill

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Mick Murphy and Ruairi Beechinor from Carrigtwohill

Karen, Austin and Mary make their way to the starting line

Physiotherapists Eleanor Lucey and Karen Coleman

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A sporting chance Row, row, row your boat:


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Cork Coastal Rowing Association County Championships

The Under 21 Men battle it out on the turn at the County Championship Coastal Regatta at Cuskinny. (Photo: Eibhlín Mc Grath) NINE clubs travelled from West Cork to join the seven clubs from Cork Harbour and Kinsale & Dock on Cuskinny beach on Cobh Island last Sunday for the County Championship Regatta 2010. The weather forecast was for rain and it was a very wet day for rowers and supporters alike.

ficult to row in wet conditions the rough water makes for very exciting rowing. There were a number of tight finishes including the Senior Mixed, Under 21 Men’s and Ladies races. The Under 14 Boys and Girls did not let the conditions dampen their efforts out on the water where they competed very fiercely for winning positions.

The Mixed Vets got the day’s race card, of twenty three races, off to an exciting start at 8.15am. While it’s always dif-

Nine races had been run when the Pre Vet Men’s race took to the water. The weather and water took a turn for the worst and after the fourth start the crews

ADIDAS and Munster Rugby have officially revealed the club’s new 2010/2011 alternative kit, which will see Munster kitted out in a unique black and green strip for the first time in the club’s history. Munster will wear the alternative kit (as worn by Doug Howlett, pictured) on pitch for the first time when they play Leicester Tigers in a pre-season friendly in Musgrave Park on Friday, August 20th.

mum comfort and movement to the rugby player, whether passing the ball, flying through the tackles or in the scrum. Techfit Powerweb™ technology works in unison with ForMotion™ supporting the muscles and the natural expansion and contraction of the body, helping to preserve energy and improve the rugby player’s movement.

New adidas Munster Rugby alternative kit revealed

The new kit features the very best of adidas technologies including ForMotion™ and Techfit™. The rugby specific ForMotion™ technology ensures that the kit is constructed to give maxi-

As with the home jersey, the words ‘wear with pride and honesty’ are embossed on the inside of the collar, and the six counties of Munster – Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and

took off and had to battle fierce waves. Before the turning buoys four boats had to retire as they got totally swamped from the high seas. Castletownsend‘s crew held on to their early lead and continued on to win, while Blackrock fought very well against the high waves and boats full of water for second place over the crew from Kilmacsimon. After a number of water safety checks the call to abandon the regatta had to be taken on safety grounds. The remaining races will be run off at a later date to

Waterford - are imprinted along the bottom end of the jersey Paul Moloney, Head of Sports Marketing, Adidas Ireland said, ‘We have enjoyed a hugely successful partnership with Munster rugby for the past three years. Our partnership has ensured that Munster rugby kit features the very best in technological innovations in sports performance apparel. We look forward

be advised. Full report and results will be issued at that time.

Shane Russell, CRA Chairman, expressed his thanks to all crews for taking the journey up to Cork and congratulated rowers, coxes, shore crews, safety crews and supporters. It takes a lot of work to get our crews out on the water and the enthusiasm on such a wet and rough day is a great credit to all clubs. Next week’s Coastal Championship Regatta will be held over in Passage West.

to seeing Munster wear the new jersey on the pitch next season.’ The new jersey will be available online @ and instore from August 12th, at a recommended retail price of €57. Fans can pre order the jersey from the Munster Rugby Store now. The new Munster training range will also be available instore from August 12th.

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Eagles, Birdies and Sparkling Champagne for Youghal’s Lady Captain D F G Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal ENISE


Youghal Golf Club Ladies

Sharon Lupton, winner of the Lady Captain’s Mrs Mary Murphy’s Prize

Julie Coyne

The Lady Captain’s Prize 2010, Mrs Mary Murphy, was held in Youghal on Tuesday and Wednesday last, July 27th and 28th. The format of play this year differed somewhat from previous years, in that players had the option of playing the competition on either day, which facilitated greatly many of the working ladies. The sun shone on both days, the wind went somewhere else, and the clouds never entered the skies. In the week previous to the most prestigious and enjoyable competition of the year, the committee were very busy making the clubhouse, locker rooms and dining room look superb and the theme throughout the entire clubhouse was pink and cream - the candles, napkins, tablecloths all reflected the ambience of the club. Mary Murphy is one of the most popular Lady Captains ever to grace Youghal Golf Club, and her friendly and approachable nature means that her year so far has been hugely successful and enjoyable.

On Wednesday, at the close of play, a Champagne Reception was organised for 7pm and the ladies arrived in their style, looking forward to an enjoyable evening - which it most certainly was. The Champagne Reception was followed by a most extravagant buffet meal, prepared and served by Emma Sheridan and her courteous and efficient staff. The members and guests were

Siobhán Hooley, runner up

Edel Coyne

3 generations of Lupton golfers, Bertie, Sharon (winner) and daughter, Sophie, who was winner of the beginner’s category

spoiled for choice, with a range of foods which set the mouth watering. Portions were very, very generous and when it came to dessert time, there were quite a few who just could not partake of the cream filled, chocolate covered, fruit smothered desserts on offer. Following the meal, the presentation of prizes took place and the very popular winner of the Lady Captain, Mrs Mary Murphy’s prize, was Sharon Lupton on a score of 71 nett. Sharon, daughter of well know locals Bertie and Gertie Lupton, has shown her golfing talents on the course over the very few years in which she has been a member, and now plays off a very honourable and low handicap of 17. Sharon was speechless (almost!) and absolutely delighted to have won the much coveted prize put up by Mary, and her win received a standing ovation.

Mention must be given to Siobhán Hooley, daughter of John and Martina, who is one of our Juvenile members, and so produced a stunning score of 65 nett, which score included - wait for it, 2 eagles and three birdies. As Juveniles are not eligible to win a major prize, Siobhán was delighted to be runner up and it will not be long before she sees single figures! Two other Juvenile members who had low scores were twin sisters Julie and Edel Coyne, each returning a score of 69 and 70. Edel won Best Gross and Julie was thrilled to win first prize in her sec-

tion. Paula McNamara, known far and wide n golfing circles, had the same score as the winner, 71 nett, but was beaten on the back nine. A great performance also from Paula, playing of 16, recording a six on the 18th!

The male members did more than their share to honour Mary on her day, taking entries, lifting tables and chairs when needed and generally helping in any way they could. Better again was the large contingent of the male members who came along on the night to be part of the goings on, and many were the joking asides made, all of which contributed to the enjoyment. When the excitement of the prize giving had quietened down, music was provided by Liam and Ollie and it was then that the ladies came into their own. The floor was made over for the twinkle toes and the songs, music, and craic went on long into the night and morning...

Congratulations to a Lady Captain who is held in great esteem by every member in Youghal Golf Club, for a most lavish, enjoyable and well organised two days. The very large entry for her prize, and the numbers who turned out on Wednesday night was testament to the regard in which she is held - and deservedly so. Every good wish is extended to her for the remainder of her year.

Castlemartyr Golf Club

GENTS: Scratch Cups Junior 1 C McCann (5) Cobh 71, 2 L Walsh (9) East Cork 72, 3 M Broderick (5) Frankfield 72 BEST NETT B Quirke Cobh (8) 64 INTERMEDIATE 1 F Dunlea (12) Cobh 74, C Murphy (14) 75, M Purcell East Cork (12) 77

BEST NETT C Moroney (17) 65 Minor 1 P Walsh (19) Fermoy 85, 2 A Deasy (18) Lee Valley, 3 N Kennedy (18) Rafeen Creek BEST NETT M Healy (23) East Cork 69, CSS Fri/Sat/Sun 72. Tues Open singles 1 E Ryan (7) 45pts, 2 R Morrison (10) Cobh 44pts, 3 P

Kenny (18) Glencullen 43pts, CSS 37pts.


Today Open Singles, Fri, Sat & Sun Inv. Singles.

Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th July Lady Captain’s Prize (Mrs. Mary Murphy) 18 Holes Singles Stroke Winner: Sharon Lupton (18) 71nett, Runner Up: Siobhan Hooley (22) 65nett Category A: 1st Julie Coyne (6) 69nett, 2nd Paula Mc Namara (16) 71nett, BG Edel Coyne (6) 82gross, Best Past Captain: Loretto Morrison (18) 75nett, 3rd Martina Hooley (18) 74nett, 4th Virgil Murphy (19) 74nett, 5th Ann Cronin (19) 75nett, 6th Kay Bermingham (12) 75nett, 7th Fidelma O’ Connell (20) 76nett, 8th Jean Farrell (6) 77nett, Birdie Prize:Julie Coyne 3 birdies, Putting Prize: Denise Fitzgerald 29putts, Silver Front 9: Catherine Hayes (11) 38.5nett, Silver Back 9: Phil Byrne (14) 35.5nett, Best Senior 55+ Mary Kennedy (17) 78nett. Category B: 1st Bernadette Barber (27) 69nett, 2nd Anne Muckley (21) 72nett, 3rd Shelagh O’ Callaghan (25) 72nett, 4th Trish Landers (23) 74nett, 5th Veronica Whyte (22) 74nett, 6th Patricia Kearney (25) 75nett, 7th Bernadette Cronin (27) 75nett, 8th Anne O. Coleman (27) 75nett, 9th Mary Coleman (27) 75nett, Birdie Prize: Siobhan Hooley 3 birdies + 1 eagle, Putting Prize: Breeda Curtin (25) 28putts, Bronze Front 9: Catherine Mac Sweeney (27) 35nett, Back 9: Catherine Harnedy (24) 36nett. Best Senior 55+ Ann Rochford (26) 76nett. Category C: 1st Una Cotter (33) 74nett, 2nd Ina O’ Keeffe (32) 75nett, 3rd Frances Cunningham (32) 76nett, 4th Eileen Carroll (36) 76nett, 5th Jessica Treacy (32) 80nett, 6th Fionnuala B. Coleman (35) 80nett, 7th Mary Barry ( 36) 80nett, 8th Moira Crimmins (35) 80nett, 9th Marie Hartnett (36) 83nett, Putting Prize: Cora Beresford (32) 27putts, Best Senior 55+ Patricia Mc Carthy (36) 83nett. CSS Tues 74/ Wed 73 10 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Jo Swayne (25) 22pts, 2nd Margaret O’ Sullivan (24) 20pts Best Junior: Alannah Finn, Best Beginner: Margaret Kenneally Junior Beginners: Sophie Keating & Ciara Motherway Fixtures: Wed 4th August: Open 3 Person Team Event Sponsored by: The Red Store Wed 11th August: Open 3 Person Team Event Sponsored by: permanent tsb, Youghal. Wednesday 18th August: Club Singles Medal Sponsored by: J Hodnett & Sons, Solicitors, Youghal

Team News

Miele Fourball Monday 9th August at Thurles Golf Club - Munster Final Youghal v Thurles. Please check in the clubhouse for Tee Time. Team Captains: Maurettte Fogarty, Breeda Curtin, Frances Barry, Eileen


Farrell. Friday 20th & Saturday 21st August at Youghal Golf Club- Munster Finals Senior & Junior Foursomes Junior Cup: East Cork v Killarney Intermediate Cup: Kanturk v Fota Minor Cup: East Clare v Youghal Challenge Cup; East Cork v Bandon Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Tuesday 27th July - 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Adam Coughlan (30) 47pts, 2nd Danny Walsh (27) 43pts, 3rd Mathew Farrell (32) 43pts Thurs 29th July: Dr. P.J. Connolly Memorial Trophy Sponsored by: The Connolly Family. Winner: Stephen Walsh (16) 46pts, 2nd Chris Morrisson (30) 44pts, 3rd Edel Coyne (6) 42pts, 4th Mikey Kenefick (20) 42pts, 5th Craig Butler (15) 41pts, 6th Ollie Dempsey (20) 41pts, BG Julie Coyne (5) 30gross, 2nd Best Gross: Kevin Coyne (9) 27gross. Category B: 1st Nathan Montgomery (32) 48pts, 2nd Andrew Joyce (35) 43pts, 3rd Fionn Cliffe (33) 43pts, 4th Sean O’ Neill (35) 35pts. Category C: 1st Jack Monaghan Fixtures: Tuesday 10th August: Captain’s Prize to the Juniors (Mr Jimmy Coleman)

Mixed Foursomes

Friday 30th July - Open 13 Holes 3ball Sponsored by: The Walter Raleigh Hotel 1st Billy Carroll, Eileen Carroll, Celia Cotter 2nd Paul Browne, Mary Browne, Jackie Browne 3rd Denis O’ Connell, Fidelma O’ Connell, Mary Coleman Fixtures: Fri 6th August - Open 13 Holes Sponsored by: Jack & Maura Dempsey


Friday 30th - Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August 18 Holes Singles Stroke Sponsored by: Coleman Family, USA 1st Bryan Walsh (10) 64nett, 2nd Eoghan Keniry (7) 65, BG Paul Moylan (2) 69gross, 3rd Don Sheehan (8) 65, 4th Mark Ryan (11) 66, Best Fri: Conor Coyne (3) 67, Best Sat: Anthony Deasy (9) 67, Best Sun: Eugene O’ Brien (18) 67 CSS Fri: 70 - Sat & Sun: 71


OPEN WEEK (Ladies/Gents/Mixed) Sponsored by: East Cork Oil Co. Sat 7th & Sun 8th August: Singles Sponsored by: Keniry’s Garage

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The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Christy Butler and Pa O’Donovan

Christy Coleman Cup

SUNDAY, August 1st saw the first score between between Pa O`Donovan and Christopher which was a thrilling, close score. Chris went ahead at the “No-Play Lines” after Pa threw short of the line. Both players threw well,and it was a pretty tight score. Christopher then went ahead down towards the Finish with a huge throw.In the end Christopher was too strong and won with the last throw. Playing back, local lad Graham Fleming received a bye, as his opponent didn`t show up. So a pick up score was held between Graham and John Butler,Novice A Champion. This was played for a total stake of €500, and was a thriller. John went ahead early on,and was up by a bowl of odds by the “No Play Lines”,and was throwing his odds,when he threw a huge throw from there up around the corner in one. Graham came back throwing a miler himself,and knocked it back up to the next

corner. From Kilcrone House,Graham capitalised on a bad shot from John. With the home straight in sight, Graham cancelled out any odds,threw well,with his last shot another great one,which went over the line to finish. John’s deciding short falling short. Graham the winner of a great score.

Summer Tournament

On Wednesday last, Dave Hill defeated Alan Walsh. Then on Friday,Donie Kelleher defeated Mick Casey. Draws were then held at the monthly meeting,for the next round:Wednesday, August 4th- Brendan Murray Vs Luke Cullinane. Wednesday, August 4th-Phillip Considine Vs Mike Murray. Friday, August 6th- Sean O`Brien Vs Jamie Costine. Friday, August 6th-Mick Mullane(Jnr) Vs Dave Hill. Wednesday, August 11th-Daniel

East Cork Rugby Festival

Graham Fleming.

Twomey Vs Colm O`Riordan. Wednesday, August11th-Paky Lynch Vs John Hennessy. Friday, August 13th-Brian Costine Vs Daniel Murray. Friday, August 13th-Mick Lewis Vs Seanie Costine.

Youth Section, East Cork

Names for entry for the next Youth Tournament are now being entered. All young bowlers,Girls,Boys from U-10 to U-16`s, from the East Cork area are all welcome to enter.Scores will be played in Cloyne. It is hoped to start the tournament,once dates etc are finalised.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork Region Fixtures

Saturday August 7th, in Clashmore Paddy Hennessy Cup. Tadgh O’Driscoll V Anthony Fouhy 6pm Gerard O’Driscoll V Joe O’Neill 7pm

Sunday, August 8th, in Ballincurrig, Paddy Hennessy Cup, Anthony Mc Carthy V James Hurley 11.30am Eoin Riordan V John Joe O Shea 12.30pm


Carmel Ryan, Carrigtwohill, won the Munster Senior Ladies Championship Final at Carrignavar. She defeated Juliet Murphy the well known Cork Ladies Football player, by two Bowls of odds. NEXT Saturday, August 7th, Midleton RFC is hosting a rugby festival in aid of The Alanna Appeal and East Cork Friends and Families of the Mentally Handicapped. This event has the backing of the Munster Branch and is being run at Midleton RFC, Town’s Park, Midleton.

16 team Budweiser Rugby 10’s tournament will run from 10am, running throughout the day with Senior & Junior Rugby Clubs from all over the Province of Munster. The Munster Rugby League Final will be at 2pm featuring Cork Bulls V’s Limerick Titans.

The main event, between 4pm and 5pm, is a Budweiser Legends Rugby 10’s Match featuring Scott Hastings, Anthony Foley, Peter Clohessy, Jason Holland, Terry Kingston, Noel Healy, John O’Neill, Anthony Horgan, John Dudley, Derek Eaves, Ger Earls, Mike Prendergast, Ken O’Connell, David Corkery plus many more. It really is shaping up to be a great game. We will have a cover charge at the gate of €10 but Kids go FREE. After the rugby, Aftershock will be playing live to wrap up the day. Throughout the day we will have Food, Kids Corner & a DJ. We hope to raise a substantial amount for these charities, as they are very close to the people of Midleton and will go a long way in helping them create better lives for all those involved. Please do not forget how much your little bit of effort will help these causes.

Murphy had the lead for the first and second shot before Carmel went in front. The Carrigtwohill player had a bowl of odds after seven, and was two bowls ahead after a great throw from the cross!!! This was her winning margin in a final carrying a stake of €1,700. She received the Cup dedicated to the memory of the late Brendan Roche. She played Kelly Mallon in the All-Ireland Final last weekend in Armagh!

East Cork was well represented in Armagh as, besides Carmel, Killian Kingston contested the all-Ireland Junior A Final against Fergal Donnell. Paddy Donoghue, formely of Midleton and Fermoy, contested the intermediate final against Conor McGuigan. Results of these next week. Also, Wayne Kingston won his county Junior C Quarter-Final score in Rylane.

Silver Lining for Derval O’Rourke

Cork athlete, Derval O’Rourke turned in a magnificent effort to qualify for the 100 meter hurdles final when coming third in the semi final on Saturday night. Just over two hours later she emerged to go one better in the final and claim a superb Silver medal, just losing out to the Turkish winner, Nevin YANIT, who had also won her semi final. It was a fitting reward for one of Ireland’s greatest runners, and the Silver lining for Derval O’Rourke is a great boost to Irish Athletics. Robert Heffernan, also from Cork, put in two fine walks in the 20k and 50k events and just missed out on a medal in both events, coming 4th on both occasions.

Aviva opens its doors

The old Lansdowne Road which has now been developed into the Aviva Stadium had its first outing over the weekend with the IRFU staging a four province celebration game to mark the occasion. On tonight, Wednesday, the Eircom League selection will take on Manchester United, while on the following Wednesday night the full Irish team will face Argentina in the official opening. The 51,000 seater stadium is a truly magnificent structure, and the state of the art stadium will be a huge addition to both the IRFU and FAI who took on this project as a joint effort, and who now see all of their efforts come to fruition.

RDS Horse Show takes centre stage

With Galway enjoying a tremendous week of racing at the Galway Festival, the action now turns to the show-jumping which takes place in the RDS this week. The feature event is the Aga Khan Trophy and all show-jumping followers will be really looking forward to this event.

Ross Fisher holds off Harrington charge to win the 3 Irish Open

A great week of golf came to a close in Killarney on Sunday evening when overnight leader, Ross Fisher held off a late challenge from Padraig Harrington to win the 3 Irish Open. Harrington shot a closing round of 64 to really put it up to Fisher, who remained composed all

day and finished with a two shot advantage after a great week of golf.

Hunt for tickets underway as Cork pitted against Dublin in football semi final

Cork football fans will now be searching for tickets for the All Ireland football semi final, after the rebels reached the semi final with a comfortable win over Roscommon on Sunday. The upshot from this win is a meeting with Dublin, and now the hunt for tickets will be on as Dublin will certainly bring a huge following with them to Croke Park after their victory over Tyrone. Cork fans will, therefore, have to search far and wide to secure tickets for the clash in three weeks time.

Massive Fines see Rovers return to championship

Cork County Board has accepted apologies from both Bride Rovers and Glen Rovers, but the CHC committee has increased the fine originally imposed on them to €10,000 per club, which is a record punishment for a Cork club. Had both clubs accepted the original decision which saw fines of €7,500 recommended, but on appeal to the CHC, both clubs were turfed out of the competition thus throwing the concluding stages of the championship into confusion. After much background work the compromise situation has been agreed, with both clubs reinstated, but the original fine has been increased. It is a situation that will not please everyone but both clubs will at least get to play in the concluding stages of the championship. One for the Pub Quiz boys as all four Provincial football champions lose out. In years to come a question for the pub quiz boys will be in what year did all four Provincial Football champions fail to reach the All Ireland Football semi finals. Well it happened last weekend with champions Kerry, Meath, Tyrone and Roscommon all defeated, while all of the provincial runners up also failed to make it either, with Limerick, Sligo, Monaghan and Louth all losing out to qualifying teams as Dublin, Down, Cork and Kildare make up the final four for this year. This presents Cork with a great opportunity of going all the way, with Dublin up next in the semi final.

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Cobh athlete heads to European Transplant & Dialysis Games


Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

ONE of Ireland’s greatest sporting figures has paid tribute to a group of 70 brave Irish transplant and dialysis athletes who will wear the green singlet at a major European Games in Dublin next month.

It is Ireland’s first time to host the European Transplant & Dialysis Games, when over 350 ath-

letes from 24 European countries will converge on Dublin to celebrate ‘the gift of life.’

“Everyone’s a winner in these Games,” athletics legend Eamonn Coghlan told the Irish athletes at a special motivational talk at the ALSAA complex in Dublin yesterday.

Every athlete at the Games will either be on dialysis, or have already received kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas or bone marrow transplants.

The 70-strong team, including Cobh native Charlie Ryan, will form Ireland’s biggest-ever representation at these Games, as team manager Colin White ex-

Clare Hogan, Fermoy, is the Cobh’s Charlie will participate in the team’s Physiotherapist European Transplant & Dialysis games

plained that “hosting the Games in Dublin means so much to so many people who are facing organ failure, are on dialysis or have transplants.”

He added, “We are delighted with the numbers of athletes who will take part in Irish colours. These Games are all about taking part, celebrating good health and

life, and creating some fabulous memories.”

The athletes come from all over Ireland and range in age from 18 to 72. For many of them this will be their first time competing at this level. The team’s Physiotherapist, Clare Hogan is from Fermoy.

Youghal cycling club’s weekly spin

Walk The Line – Sunday 1st August 2010

The Kelly training resumed last Sunday when a group of 10 gathered at 8.00am at Moby Dick’s car park for our weekly Sunday spin. The chosen plan for the day was to get some good climbing in the legs, in preparation for the Kelly Tour at the end of the month. We headed on out the Tallow road at a brisk pace and dropped down into Tallow with the usual fellow on the front. From there, we climbed out of Tallow and rolled onto Lismore before the fellow with the bladder problem had to stop with a mechanical problem that could not be fixed. He duly called the Taxi and we left him there to ponder his thoughts. On we rolled through Lismore before hanging a left for the Vee. All going well, Wayne decided to freshen it up a little by taking a little detour at the stone bridge. There began the huffing and puffing as we tackled the bump in the road that lay before us. Eventually when we got over that, we dropped back down again onto the usual climb up the Vee, which was very welcome after that last blip. We reached the top of the Vee and turned for

Mellary before dropping down into Cappoquin for the Coffee and Jaffa Cakes. Refreshed, we headed back the Dungarvan road where Eoin and Brian had a little surprise planned for the lads!!. I knew well what lay ahead as I sang Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’. Arriving just after West Waterford Golf Club, we hung a right. All were getting worried about what lay ahead as they watched Eoin and Brian put their glasses into their pocket. Then, Bang, there is was, the Borreen from Hell, A wall of a road that just kept going and going around every bend. The only way to describe the climb was to compare it to Windmill Hill in town except it was only 8 ft wide, 2.5km long with an average gradient of 20%. One by one we arrived at the top, where an extended break was welcomed by all, and where we voted on kicking Eoin and Brian out of the club for bringing such pain and suffering on all who conquered the climb which we christened ‘Hells Boreen’. All recovered we ploughed onto the top of Strikes and dropped back down into Clashmore where we met the locals saying a prayer for all those who completed the climb. Rolling on, we passed under the flyover and onto Youghal where we completed the spin by tackling the

bypass and a loop around the beach. 105km competed for 12.15pm.

The 10 O’Clock group also hit the road when a group of 8 left Youghal to complete a loop of the East Cork coast. Down the Bog road they headed for Ballymacoda after which they climbed the coastline hills to Garryvoe before cruising onto Cloyne and Saleen. From there, the looped around East Ferry where they stopped for the coffee and the chat. Re-fueled, they headed back to Ballinacurra and Midleton. With the home stretch ahead of them they turned off at the Two Mile Inn and rode onto Mogeely and Killeagh where they came back onto the main road for Youghal arriving at 1.30pm with a testing 70km completed. And just before you thought you were getting away with Tony, you and your better half have been well spotted out doing the sneaky training which is obviously standing to you based on the way you climbed Hells Borreen. You had better keep it up, cause the rest of us are hot on you wheels.

The Vee Challenge From the Coast to the Mountains - Sunday, August 8th, 2010

In aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (Youghal Branch)

Youghal C.C. will shortly be holding its annual Tour on Sunday 8th August. This year the Tour will be run in Aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (Youghal Branch) with the support of Club man, Seamus Kelly, who is also a member IGDB. The IGDB is a national charity dedicated to helping persons who are blind or vision impaired, or families of children with autism, to achieve improved mobility and independence. The IGDB receive over 85% of their income through voluntary donations and fundraising through a network of volunteers across the country. The remaining 15% is provided through statutory bodied and government agencies. It will cost just over €4 million to run the organisation this year.

There are two routes on offer this year for the Tour. The 130km Vee Challenge and the 90km Vee Ascent. Sign on - Aura Leisure Centre, Front Strand 9.00am onwards. Car parking available at Claycastle Public Car park and changing facilities available at the Aura Leisure Centre. Cycle departs at 10.00am. Food stop en route and refreshments available post event. Major junctions will be marshalled and both routes signposted. Lead car and support for both routes. Certificate of completion for each participant. A HARD SHELL HELMET IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT. THE VEE CHALLENGE IS A LEISURE CYCLE AND NOT A RACE

The Vee Challenge 130km Route

Youghal to Tallow and Lismore covers the start of the Tour before taking in the ascent of the Vee from Lismore and descending into Clogheen before climbing the Vee again up through the woods, then heading for the food stop on the road to Cappoquin. Refueled, the route will pass by the Blackwater taking in the beautiful Dromana drive, before heading for the

In total, 5 athletes from County Cork will be competing in the games in sports such as badminton, cycling, darts, track & field, golf, mini-marathon, petanque, swimming, table tennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, and volleyball

coast and the final sting in the tail around Monatray offering spectacular views of Youghal town. A route suitable for the regular cyclist with a good standard of fitness. A challenging route with several climbs offering some fantastic scenery along the way.

The Vee Ascent 90km Route

This route covers most of the roads that the Vee Challenge incorporates, with participants climbing the Vee as far as Glenaknockaun before turning back for the R669 and the welcome food stop along this gentle descent into the town of Cappoquin. This route is ideal for those looking for a moderate challenge with the scenic climb of the Vee, along with the beautiful Dromana drive part of the route. A reasonable level of fitness would be required to enjoy your day in the saddle and the fantastic scenery that the area offers.

Club Website

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Tag, you’re it! No scrums or lineouts for Youghal RFC


Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


PJ Terry, D O’Brien, Michael Treacy, Tom Troy, Declan O’Flaherty, Michael Farrell, Charlie O’Neill, Colin Doyle, Sean O’Neill and Olan McCarthy at the launch of Youghal’s Tag To Youghal’ Festival THE word ‘TAG’ can mean many things – a TAG shows the name of the person who wears it, it could be a label written or printed on paper, or, indeed, a game in which one child chases the others and the one who is caught becomes the next chaser.

TAG Rugby, on the other hand, is a safe, fun and exciting form of non-contact rugby suitable for both males and females of all age groups and abilities. There are no scrums, line-outs or tackling allowed in TAG Rugby and the game can be played and enjoyed by both beginners and experienced players alike.

Youghal Rugby Football Club, in partnership with Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Youghal Vintners Association, have put together an amazing Festival which will take place in Youghal from Friday, August 13th to Sunday, August 15th. At Frogmore, on Saturday, August 14th from 1pm to 6pm as part of the “Tag to Youghal” Rugby Festival, a TAG Rugby Blitz will take place. The prizes are superb at €500 1st, €300 2nd, €100 3rd and €100 4th. Ten players per team (7 and 3 subs). There must be two ladies per team, and at least one lady on the pitch at all times. Rules and regulations are as per IRFU Guidelines, with M.A.R. for all matches. Entry forms can be downloaded from or

There will be music playing and food available all day. Camping facilities, including showers, if required, are provided for all players and a huge entry is expected.

The Festival itself...

The TAG to Youghal Festival itself, however, is about much more than a non-contact, exciting sport which prohibits tackling! It is a Festival For Everyone which takes place all over the town of Youghal, with all its amenities and facilities. For example, on Saturday there will be a Food and Craft Market in Barry’s Lane from 11am to 4pm, where samples of the most delicious locally sourced foods will be on offer. There will be Busking galore along the Main Street which guarantees an exciting and festival atmosphere. For the younger, a crab catching competition is organised which, most definitely, is a TAG CRAB catching competition as non contact is most certainly advised!!! There will also be face painting and other attractive events. In the evening, Live Open Air Concerts with Deburca are free for all in the centre of the town from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and for those still in search of entertainment, then the ‘Pubfest’ music and pub trail will cater for all those not brave enough to step onto the pitch! On Sunday, Farrell’s Bar Summerfield is the place to be when, from 1pm to 6pm there will be a display of Vintage Machinery to examine and admire.

Then, from 6pm to 8pm there will be live open air music with Planet Claire on stage in the town Centre, and then it’s back to the ‘Pubfest’ trail again.

A fantastic, fun filled, activity packed weekend programme of events which has something for everyone, and the East Cork Journal will print the entire Programme in next week’s Edition for the convenience of our readers.

It’s Raffle time.....

2010 is a very busy time for the members of Youghal RFC. Not alone has the Festival been organised, but their Grounds Development Plan Fundraising Raffle has also been organised for October 30th next. This is the main fundraising event for a very pro-active Club, which is self supporting, and the members are hoping for the support of all in their efforts to develop their grounds at Frogmore. 1st prize is €2,000, 2nd €1,000 and 3rd prize is two tickets for the Irish International Rugby match of Aviva Stadium with overnight accommodation. There are also five prizes of €100 each. Bertie Dempsey’s Bar on October 30th next is the place to be for this great raffle, but in the meantime tickets are on sale from this week from the members – go and get yours and help this great club to continue the wonderful work they are doing for the youth of our town.

Midleton Athletic Club

Juvenile News

Results from All Ireland Track and Field Championships 2010 & Open Sports Day

All Ireland Track & Field Championships 2010

The second weekend of The Woodies DIY All Ireland Track & Field Championships 2010 took place in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on the 24th & 25th July. Six young Midleton athletes quali-

fied to take part. Aideen Hallahan secured an All Ireland Silver medal in the Shot Putt competition with a superb P.B. throw of 10.43 metres. Aideen was the first to throw, which put the pressure on from the start, but all her time spent training since December 2009 steered her in the right direction to stay calm.

After the preliminary three throws Aideen was in third place, qualifying her for the final three throws of the remaining eight athletes. Through sheer determi-

Paul Dempsey, Bertie Dempsey’s Bar, Youghal presents a sponsorship cheque to Sean O’Neill, Declan O’Flaherty, President, Youghal RFC and Tom Troy. This is Dempseys’ second year sponsoring Youghal RFC

nation and fantastic throwing Aideen held off some fierce competition to secure the silver medal.

Daniel Colbert, U17, secured a place in the 200m sprint finals having qualified from the heats. He came a fantastic seventh in a time of 24.37. U12 Relay team of Liam Stack, Andrew Ryan, Joshua Allen and Jack Northridge had a very strong performance in the semifinal, and were unfortunate to

Not content with running the ‘Tag To Youghal’ Festival, Youghal RFC are also holding a Grounds Development Draw on Saturday, October 30th at 10pm at Bertie’s Bar. Tickets are now on sale for the draw, with a top prize of €2,000. Tickets cost €10 and are available from Youghal RFC members

And it’s Thank You time...

Sponsors are most necessary for the survival of every club and without them many clubs would have to close. Youghal Rugby Football Club is very lucky to have Bertie Dempsey’s Bar as their sponsors for the 2010/2011 season, having just kindly completed their sponsorship for the 2009/2010 season. Olan McCarthy, PRO, YRFC, told the East Cork Journal that they are very grateful for this generous sponsorship from Paul and Carmel Dempsey, in a time when sponsors are becoming very difficult to get. Paul and Carmel and the Dempsey

have just missed out on reaching the final.

Well done to all athletes and their coaches, Joan Hough, Rose Barrett and Finbarr McCarthy. All athletes will now have a little time out to relax before the busy Cross Country season begins.

Midleton A.C. Open Sports

The Open Sports day took place on 18th July 2010 at C.B.S. Midleton. Despite the wet weather, it was a great success with all athletes enjoying some fine performances.

family are a fabulous help to Youghal Rugby Club and the game of rugby in Youghal, and the members of the club extend their sincere thanks to them for their continuing sponsorship and support. Go raibh mile maith agaibh.

And so – the work is done, the events are organised, the dates have been set, the entertainment printed in a programme of events, and now it is up to the people to come along and have the most wonderful, non-tackling weekend of entertainment where, from August 13th to August 15th... TAG, YOU’RE IT !!

The Joe Duggan Cup for the Best All Round visiting club went to Liscarroll AC. The Tom Houlihan Cup for Best Midleton Juvenile Boy went to Tom Hartnett (U9).

The Tom Houlihan Cup for Best Midleton Juvenile Girl is to be shared by Aideen Hallahn (U15) & Catherine Fitzgerald (U16).

We wish to thank Midleton A.C. Senior club for sponsoring this event and also to extend warm thanks to Helen McSweeney and Maura Leahy for the organization and management of the event.

Aideen Hallahan, All Ireland Silver Medallist in Shot Putt

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

W.W.E.C. LOOK BACK AT THE 1st DIVISION TEAMS OF LAST SEASON LAST week we took our annual look back at the teams that competed in the Mari Mina Pharmacy Premier Division.

This week we write about the teams that played in the Lismore House Hotel 1st Division. Again, we emphasise our comments on any team are not critical, just a comment on how we saw the teams play during the season.

Kilworth and Lismore set the pace from the very start with both sides showing a level of consistency in the league that had both favourites for promotion from very early in the league.

Kilworth won the race for the title by three points from Lismore, scoring 61 league goals, with Paudie Lynch the top goal scorer for the club, losing out to Modeligo’s Shane Troy for the Golden Boot. In the league they had 16 victories and their encounters with Lismore were always of the highest class. While they had a few hiccups along the way, losing four games, at no stage could we see them not winning the title. In the FAI Junior Cup, they were defeated by Brideview by 3 goals to 2 goals in late September, but in the Munster Junior Cup against the same opposition, and again in Tallow, a rip roaring contest saw the sides dead locked at 2 goals each after extra time. In the penalty shoot out, Kilworth came out on top by 8 goals to 7 goals and thus set up a home fixture with crack Waterford side, Tramore. However, the weather was not kind to them and they lost home advantage having to travel to the seaside venue on December 12th. We, ourselves, were at a youth inter league game in Waterford the same night, and we were receiving regular reports from the local media and radio. All were praising the Kilworth side as they led the Wa-

terford favourites. However the sides were level with extra time looming when Tramore scored in the final minutes to send Kilworth out of the competition on a score of 3 goals to 2 goals.

All the reports we received of this game were that Kilworth deserved extra time, and that their display raised the standard and quality of the league. In the Liam Fitzgerald Cup, Kilworth reached the final and defeated Railway Ath by four goals to nil in Tallow. So, a good season for the North Cork club and they play premier football next season, a just reward for a club with forward thinking, as they have schoolboy and youth teams. As we have written here so many times, this is the way forward.

Lismore finished a close second, just three points adrift of Kilworth, but for the most part of the season, and especially after Christmas, they were guaranteed promotion with Kilworth and it was just a case of which of them would end up as winners. They were the highest goal scorers in the division with 62 goals, the very same as Valley Rgs in the premier. Twice Lismore travelled to the Pound Lane venue and lost on both occasions, while winning at the Castle Farm Ground. A couple of displays by Lismore that ended in draws cost them at the end, with Clashmore A drawing home and away with them, but Lismore’s goal at the start of the season was promotion, and this they achieved. Regarded as the cup kings. Having defeated Kilworth in the Barry cup, they were soundly beaten at home by Castlebridge, while Inch shocked them in a penalty shoot out in the Liam Fitzgerald Cup.

In the FAI Junior Cup Lismore went out at home against Cloughjordan, a game that saw defensive mistakes cost them, and opportunities up front not converted. In the Munster Junior, Villa from Waterford were too strong, winning by three goals to nil in Lismore. We must credit the club with their work at underage, and this augurs well for the future, as Lismore celebrates its 55th birthday in November. The club can be happy also that the summer camp with Liam Kearney was an outstanding success last month. No doubt, both Kilworth and Lismore will be strong additions to the premier next season.

Valley Rgs finished in 3rd place, but were disappointed after a strong opening half to the season which saw them lose three of their opening 11 games. They were not able to continue their consistency in the latter half of the league, and while finishing in third spot, were eleven points off the promotion spot, behind Lismore to whom Valley lost twice, home and away, in April.

In the Ned Barry Cup, Valley B created the shock of the competition when, in Conna, they defeated the Premier champions, Brideview, in a penalty shoot out, after both sides shared six goals. In the Liam Fitzgerald Cup, Valley reached the semi final, losing to the eventual winners, Kilworth by 2 goals to 4 goals. While disappointed with their placing

after a good start, Valley will be happy enough knowing they are capable of better, and if they can show more consistency this coming season, will be tough opposition for all sides.

Clashmore A who we felt, at the start of the season, could be promotion candidates, never really threatened the top three or four. In the early part of the season they lay in the bottom three, before a late surge brought them into the upper half of the table to have them play in the top six after the split in the division at 10games. They drew with Lismore home and away, but overall their inconsistency throughout the league never gave them a chance to challenge for honours. A defeat away to Glen View ended their cup aspirations, and in the FAI Junior Cup they travelled to Cooke Park to play St Michaels, who proved much too strong on the day. When one considers this same St Michael’s went on to contest the final of the competition, losing on penalties to Fairview, one can understand the quality they played against in Tipperary. With two teams in the league, a wonderful underage structure within the club, and their new playing pitch coming to fruition, Clashmore can pride themselves on being one of the most progressive clubs in the league.

Brideview B had a very inconsistent season in the league, while at the same time reaching the Barry Cup Final. The best way to describe the Tallow team season is up and down, especially after the split at 10 games. Up to then they had lost just 2 games, but in the next 10 games, they recorded no victory, losing 8 games. They moved from joint 2nd with Lismore, finishing last of the top six, 25 points adrift of Kilworth.

We saw them play a few times and their football always impressed us, but they conceded too many goals which deprived them of victory which their attacking displays deserved. Brideview B did reach the final of the Ned Barry Cup, losing by the only goal of the game to Blackwater. Their display in the final deserved at least a draw and extra time, as Blackwater held out in the final 10mns from non stop Brideview attacking pressure, but they were unable to force home a goal. Brideview’s 2nd string lost nothing in their performance, and with such a young team, the last season will stand to them in the coming season.

Railway ended the season in sixth spot in the top half of the table, with the same number of points as the previous season. With a mixture of youth and experienced players they lost some games, due to conceding last minute scores, but had a good run in the Liam Fitzgerald Cup, defeating Clashmore A and defeating Inch in the semi final in a penalty shoot out. In the final Railway came up against a very strong Kilworth who had just won the division and promotion to the premier. Kilworth scored a couple of goals early in the game, and Railway were always chasing the game after this, but played some very good football in the 2nd half without finding the net, even though creating chances. Overall Martin and his committee will be happy and know the team will improve. Modeligo ended up as the first winners of Section B of the first division. This was a new concept by the league, with the division split after the opening round of the league. Modeligo languished in the bottom two or three early in the league, but at the half way stage had moved up to within one point of the top six. From the first game after the split they led all the way and deserved to win the trophy. With Shane Troy scoring regularly, they had the leading goal scorer in the division and he was a worthy recipient of the Golden Boot. Unfortunately, we hear as we prepare our notes for publication that Modeligo will not be competing in the League in the coming season. This is a pity as Modeligo, along with Lismore, are two of the founding clubs of the league. Hopefully, they will be back in 12 months time.


Ballybridge surprised many with their displays and ended up only two points behind Modeligo, winning 50% of their league games. While Ballybridge defeated Modeligo in the last league game of the season, the section winners had a 5 point advantage going into the game. Thus, the win by the East Cork team only brought them nearer to Modeligo.

In the Ned Barry cup, Ballybridge had a convincing win at home to Modeligo, and in the next round had a superb draw with Brideview B, before losing the penalty shoot out. In the Liam Fitzgerald Cup, after a cracking six goal draw against Valley, the Conna side won the penalty shoot out by 6 goals to 5 goals. While losing cup ties on penalties is cruel and disappointing, Ballybridge will look back on the season knowing that it has been a learning process for many of the younger players, and they can build on the performances of last season. Indeed, we saw them play a few times and against the top teams who found it difficult to overcome the Ballybridge challenge. With a good committee behind them, Ballybridge will be a force for the new season.

Glen View finished in third spot in section B, but could have finished much higher up the table and even make the top six if they had consistency. The split in the division did help them, as they moved away from the bottom of the table and ended fifth from the bottom in the real table, which was an improvement on the previous season. Unfortunately, the management did not have the same squad of players each weekend, and this did not help. Glen View reached the semi final of the Barry Cup, but lost out in extra time to a Brideview B goal, but they played well and had opportunities on the night, but could not convert them into scores. They will hope for better success this season in the league, and if they can have a good start to the season, then who knows? Off the field of play, Glen View have the honour of providing the Chairman of the WWEC Junior League for the 2nd time in the club’s history?

Paddy Tobin, elected in June, follows fellow Glen View player and administrator, Michael McBride, who held the post four years ago, and this is a wonderful honour for the club to have supplied two of its members for the top post in the league.

Clashmore B finished just above Inch B, although level on points, as the last two in the division. The Clashmore 2nd string won three games in the league, but having seen them play on a couple of occasions, it was evident the fun of playing each weekend was all that was important, and this is the spirit of the game, fun and enjoyment. In the Liam Fitzgerald Cup they drew at home with the eventual winners, Kilworth, only to lose in a penalty shoot out. They will look forward to the coming season, and with young players coming through from the youth team, they will be expected to improve in their league position. The Inch club signalled their intention of not having a second team in the coming season well in advance of the end of last season, but credit the club, the 2nd team fulfilled all their fixtures to the end of the season. While not having success in the league, they reached the third round of the Barry Cup, losing to Glen View by the odd goal of five, while in the Fitzgerald Cup, they shocked Lismore at the Castle Farm Ground when, having finished level, they won the penalty shoot out, but lost in similar vein in the semi final to Railway Athletic. Many of the players from the 2nd string will feature in the Inch team this year in the premier, and this will make for a much stronger team.

So, that is our look back at the eleven teams who competed in the 1st division, and as we always write, it is our own personal view as we saw the teams play, and is in no way a criticism.

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Continued from previous page BOLGER CUP

The draw for the Tony Bolger Cup, kindly sponsored by the Dungarvan Leader, took place at the Delegate Meeting last Monday night and resulted in four groups, with three teams in two groups and two groups of four. Group A has Ballybridge, Lismore and Pinewood. Group B has Valley Rgs, Accrington and Brideview A. Group C is a four team group with Mogeely, Railway Ath, Inch and Brideview B. Group D is also a four team group consisting of Clashmore A, Cappoquin, Clashmore B and the holders, Blackwater.

The first games will take place on Sunday 22nd August, 2nd games on Wednesday 25th August and the last series of group games on Sunday 29th August. The top team in each group will contest the semi final on Sunday 5th September, and in the event of two teams finishing level in the group, goal difference will decide the winner.

The league itself will commence on Sunday, September 12th.


The Aviva Stadium is playing host to the first soccer match tonight, Wednesday, August 4th, when Manchester Utd play an Airtricity league selection.

With so many Man U supporters around locally, tickets were in great demand and have been snapped up quickly, as all want to see their favourites playing in the new stadium. It is, of course, a wonderful opportunity for the League of Ireland players playing against some of the best players in the premier.

Next week, Wednesday 11th August, the first international will take place when Ireland welcomes Argentina to the Aviva. Again, tickets have been in demand and the stadium will be filled to it’s capacity of 50,000.


The first Delegate Meeting of the new season was held at Lismore House Hotel last Monday night with a full attendance of clubs.

This season there will be 20 teams competing, 10 each in the two divisions. Much was discussed at the meeting, which is normal for a first meeting, and this was new Chairman, Paddy Tobin’s first meeting in the chair. Paddy welcomed back Paddy Mason, who has been co-opted onto the committee, and Paddy’s experience will be of immense value to the committee. The draw for the group stages of the Tony Bolger Cup took place with 14 teams competing, and the opening games will be held on Sunday 22nd August.

The League will kick off on Sunday 12th September.

Managers for the inter league teams were announced. Tom Guiry, Stephen Pratt and Ml Looby will be in charge of the Oscar Traynor squad, while Eric McCarthy and Ml Looby will manage the youth inter league squad.

This season, all players who sign up with Midleton Football Club will also be registered on line, a new system provided by the Football Association of Ireland. It will take a bit of time to set up this year but, long term, will improve the management and registration of all players in Ireland. For those who take out membership with the club, the benefits are as follows:

1. Personal accident cover whilst playing, training and travelling to and from matches or training. 2. Coverage for Medical Expense claims that are in excess of €25 and are payable up to a maximum of €5,000. 3. Physiotherapy expenses that are in excess of €100 are payable up to a maximum of €5,000 (please note, physiotherapy sessions must be certified by a doctor). 4. Emergency cover (€500) for dental treatment. NB: Players must report all injuries to their team manager after matches or training, so that

treatment can be organised as soon as possible, and all receipts for expenses relating to injuries must be produced when submitting claims. Other membership benefits include a 10% discount at Welsh Sports, Midleton and the Owenacurra Chemist on shop items only.

Membership fees help to cover costs incurred by transport, insurance, referees’ fees, league registration, maintenance and cost of playing and training facilities, use of the all-weather facilities and the supply of shorts and socks to all players. Player membership costs €4 per week and can be paid by buying or selling two €2 club lotto tickets by direct debit mandates for 12 months, or a one off payment of €180, or two separate payments of €90 (the first at the start of the season, the second before February 2011) may be made.

Barry Wall Junior Cup Draw 2010

A. Brooklodge vs. Midleton B. Carrigtwohill vs. Churchvilla

Kieran Harte Memorial Cup match YOUGHAL GARDA 2 PEARSE STREET GARDA 4

The next Delegate Meeting of the WWEC will be held on Monda, September 6th at Lismore House Hotel, commencing at 8.30pm.


Application forms for the FAI Junior Cup were distributed to the clubs at the delegate meeting last Monday night, and they must be returned to the League Hon Sec as soon as possible, as all applications must be with the FAI on August 31st. The proposed dates for the competition have only just been announced as follows: Round 1-18th/19th Sept, Round 216th/17th October, and Round 36th/7th November.


A reminder to clubs that a referee beginners course will be held at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th August. Brian O Regan, FAI Assessor, will conduct the course. Those interested please contact Len Fraser at 086 3173150 ASAP.

Midleton FC New season for schoolboys & girls!


C. Boscos vs. Springfield D. Corkbeg vs. Wanderers Semi-Final Draw: A vs. B C vs. D

Magpie Lotto No winner of the jackpot of €8,250 on Thursday, July 29th. Nos. drawn were 3, 13, 22 and 25. No winner of the bonus jackpot of €1,000 either. Nos. drawn were 1, 6, 9 and 11.

Lucky dip winners, €20 each, were Stuart Costigan (Juniors); Orla & Fergus O’Brien; Raymond O’Connor (Ray); Susan & Dan (Canty’s); Eily Burke (J. O’Brien); Noreen O’Brien (Pa); May Coakley (Pa); Nuala & Kelsey (Nuala); Helen Quinlan (Nuala) and Caroline Collins (Pa). The next lotto draw will take place this Thursday, August 5th at the clubhouse, Knockgriffin Park, Midleton at 9.30pm for a jackpot of €8,500.

Pearse St Captain, Lee Gavin with supporters

ON Tuesday night, July 27th in the Youghal Soccer club grounds at Ardrath Park Youghal, representatives of Youghal Gardaí played host to a visiting team from Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin in the first Kieran Harte Memorial Soccer Cup match. Kieran, from Park who graduated from Templemore on Thursday, January 31st 2008 and was stationed in Pearse Street Garda station Dublin, died unexpectedly on October 16th 2009. To honour his memory his family decided to hold this Memorial Soccer match between his work colleagues in Youghal and Dublin. Referee on the day was Garda Matt Fitzgerald who officiated over proceedings with a firm but understanding hand in this competitive game. Pearse St got off to a great start scoring first before Youghal, led by Shay Lyons, replied with a goal. At half time the sides were level on a goal apiece. Youghal held their own for most of the game, but in the second half Pearse St got two unanswered goals to keep them ahead, before Youghal managed to get one back in the last few minutes. Even though it was a fun game it was

Lee Gavin, Pearse St with Peter Queally, Youghal Garda

played with fierce determination by both sets of players,. There was a large crowd present on the night to watch this game, and to support our local Garda. Sadly, and despite a brave display, the visitors proved a little stronger and managed to score 3 great goals from play and one penalty, giving them a score of 4 goals to Youghal’s 2 goals at the full time whistle.

After the match, Youghal Garda, Peter Queally spoke on behalf of the Youghal team. He thanked the lads from Dublin for travelling to Youghal, and all the members of an Garda and other services who helped out on the night. Linda Harte, Kieran’s twin sister, presented the cup to the winning team captain, Garda Lee Gavin from Pearse Street, who was a member of Kieran’s unit while he was stationed in Pearse Street. Linda thanked everyone who took part, from Youghal Soccer Club for the use of the grounds, to all players on the day, the local people who had turned out to watch the game, and everyone involved in. Well done to all involved on this very special occasion.

Supporters’ Tournament CORK City FC official Kit Supplier Partner, the Danish owned multinational sportswear giant, Hummel, have stepped forward to be the proud sponsor of the Foras Cup, being hosted at LeisureWorld Churchfield on Saturday 7th August 2010. With a long standing association with Cork City, and grass roots football as a whole across Europe, Hummel were only too delighted to lend further support to the club by way of supply of balls and other equipment for the supporters based tournament, which offers a €500 prize pool to winning teams.

Additionally, following constructive comments and suggestions from several teams and players, we have now slightly adjusted the format of the tournament to be 5-a-side. This should prove to be a popular change as it will allow more exciting matches with more space and time on the ball!

Some players and supporters have also asked about the playing surfaces at LeisureWorld Churchfield and we can confirm that the tournament will be hosted on all eight of their recently refurbished playing pitches that now include state of the art synthetic surfaces – not the sand based substance of previous.

With a fantastic vantage point balcony, ample changing facilities, and local amenities nearby, it promises to be a superb day for players and spectators – hopefully in glorious August sunshine! The cost per squad (of up to nine players) is just €90 with each team guaranteed a minimum of three matches at the group stage before progressing to the knock out stages.

If you wish to enter a team, please email your details to

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Castlemartyr face mammoth challenge


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U21 Hurling Championship: Cloyne 4-8 Aghada 3-14

OUR Under 21 hurlers made their exit from the championship on Saturday evening last, July 31st., when they went down in an exciting game to Aghada at Ballinacurra. Aghada played the opening half with wind advantage and led by 2-4 to 1-4 at the interval through two late goals – the first one as the result of a glaring defensive mistake.

Aghada took the initiative in the second half with an early goal and a brace of points. However, Cloyne fought back and scored three fine goals from goalmouth tussles – having, in the meantime, a penalty saved by the Aghada defence. The winners tagged on three late points, with Ashley Walsh’s answering point on the second minute of injury time reducing the lead to three points. Another big goalmouth melêe was cleared by Aghada when referee, Tim Dineen sounded the final whistle. Best for Cloyne were Andy Daly and Declan Dineen in defence while, up front, Mickey Walsh had an excellent hour. Ashley Walsh and Paul O’Sullivan at mid-field were consistent throughout, with the former showing his usual accuracy from the dead ball. TEAM: Mark Considine, Andy Daly, David Jermyn, Paul O’Donovan (1-0), Declan Dineen, Richard Barry, Robert Jermyn, Ashley Walshe (1-3), Paul O’Sullivan, Niall O’Donovan (0-2), Mickey Walsh (1-1), Maurice Walsh (1-0), Alan Reilly, Philip Considine (01), and Keith Dennehy (0-1). Tom Horgan substituted.

Minor Hurling Championship: Cloyne 1-13 Kiltha Óg 0-18

Cloyne’s promising minor side made an unexpected and narrow exit from the minor championship when they were overcome by Kiltha Óg at

Shanagarry on Sunday evening last, August 1. With six of the team having played in a tough game against Aghada on the previous night and having to play without an injured Luke Cahill, the ‘going’ was always to be tough for Cloyne. That said, Kiltha Óg rose to the occasion and edged out our lads on the above score. The first half turned out to be a very even affair with Cloyne to the fore on 1-8 to 0-10. However, the Kiltha Óg defending trio succeeded in defending two Cloyne penalties – a factor which could perhaps, have changed the game. The second half proved to be a nail-biting affair with the sides being level on four occasions. Ashley Walsh’s twenty-fourth minute point gave Cloyne the lead once more, but three answering points gave Kiltha Óg victory. For Cloyne, Wesley Jermyn, Chris Smith, and Declan Dineen stood out in defence, while Ashley Walsh and Dylan Cahill also gave fine performances. Our thanks to Tom O’Brien, Cathal Cronin, and Philip Cahill for producing such a fine minor side for the 2010 season. TEAM: Mark Considine, Pádraig Walsh, Wesley Jermyn, Michael O’Donovan, Eoin Motherway, Declan Dineen, Chris Smith (0-1), Conor Nelligan, Ashley Walsh (0-9), Diarmuid Hallahan, Robert Jermyn (1-0), Edward Jermyn, Keith Dennehy, Dylan Cahill (0-2), and Paul O’Donovan (0-1). Substitutes included Andy Daly, Mark O’Sullivan, Nick Costine, Brendan Kearney, Danny McCarthy, Adam Roberts, and Shane McGrath.


‘B’ Grade Hurling Championship Cloyne vs. Erin’s Own at Ballinacurra on Thursday. August 12th at 7pm.

Super Lotto:

The Jackpot of €6,500 was not won. The winning numbers were 20, 23, 24, and 27. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (5) for a prize of €1,000 was not won. The ‘Match 3’ winner was Shauna Condon c/o Ray Cusack. She receives a prize of €150. The next draw takes place this Thursday, August 5th at Harty’s Bar with the Jackpot standing at €6,800.

Cork players, Brian Lawton and Cian Fogarty, celebrate their success against Waterford in the Intermediate Munster Hurling Final

REIGNING East Cork champions, Castlemartyr, put their crown on the line when they face Russell Rovers in the quarter final of this year’s hurling championship on Saturday evening, August 7th, in Killeagh at 7pm.

Following last year’s heroics, it was always going to be an uphill battle to match the ferocious hunger of ’09, but match it they must, if not surpass it, if they are to overcome the enormous test that Russell Rovers are sure to present.

Castlemartyr’s form so far Peter Horgan, who leads his this year has been patchy, to Castlemartyr team into battle next say the least. An impressive Saturday evening against Russell league campaign in which they Rovers in the JAHC Quarter Final suffered only one defeat to a strong Erin’s Own side, has not been continued into the championship. St. Ita’s were first to test the Reds in Copperalley and were unlucky not to at least earn a draw in an error ridden match. After a 5 week break it was then the turn of Carrigtwohill, and in damp slippery conditions, after a fine hours hurling, Castlemartyr had their noses in front by a mere two points at the end. This was a rematch of the ’09 quarter final, but back then the Reds romped to a 0-26 to 2-4 win, so it’s apparent to see that things have slipped back somewhat since. The only form line to go on at the moment is that both Russell Rovers and Castlemartyr have met the Carrig men in this year’s championship. The seasiders have had the better of the exchanges, easing to a comprehensive 8 point win, while the Reds as previously stated were put to the pin of their collar to win by 2. Furthermore, a trusted Carrigtwohill analyst can’t see beyond a Russell Rovers victory, having experienced firsthand both teams in action.

To make the task even more difficult, Castlemartyr will be missing their main scoring threat, Jimmy Smiddy, who tore ankle ligaments recently, in a practice game. This is a devastating blow to the Reds, especially as their forwards haven’t being setting the world on fire to date. A new free taker will have to be found to replace the ultra reliable Jimmy, and the loss of his aerial prowess from puck outs will be sorely missed also.

So, also counting down –under tourists, Derek Bowens and James Deehan, Castlemartyr are now missing a fifth of last year’s winning team. The half forward line has been decimated with Seanie Hennessey the only one left, and it is imperative that he finds some of his ’09 form immediately. Dave Fleming will again tog out between the sticks, and his first job will be to keep his full back line on their toes. Ollie, Rob and Barra should have a busy evening as Russell Rovers are especially strong in this area. Outside them, Darragh, Brian Smiddy and Adrian hold the key to the winning of the game. If this line can dominate it will cut off the supply into the lethal full forward line, and be the launching pad for Castlemartyr attacks. Peter Horgan will captain the side from midfield and will relish in the tough exchanges, but will have to be careful not to give away too many frees. His partner, Brian Lawton, is another man struggling for his ’09 form, and what better day to find it than next Saturday. It’s hard to know at this stage what Barney and his fellow mentors plan to do with the forwards following the loss of Jimmy, but whoever is picked they will have to play with far more commitment than they have been displaying all the year. Barry Lawton will be counted on to rise to the occasion, as will his inside partner Evan O’Keeffe. Mark Bowens could be handed a starting berth, or maybe Damien McAuliffe could press for a place also. Brian O Tuama will be there or thereabouts as well, and he will have to improve on his last outing.

So best of luck to all involved. It’s going to be a huge task, but if the ‘tank is emptied’, Castlemartyr shouldn’t be far away at the end.

Cobh no match for Dripsey in Intermediate Hurling Championship Cobh 0-14 Dripsey 2-17


COBH saw their championship ambitions ended last Thursday night in Páirc Uí Rinn as a powerful Dripsey side proved too strong for them in the Intermediate hurling championship. Cobh was playing catch up in this match from an early stage, after the Dripsey boys shot over three early points.

Cobh, however, managed to draw level but the Dripsey side looked more accomplished and purposeful and, but for a tremendous save from Conor McDowell, they would have gotten an early goal. A green flag did arrive for Dripsey who led by 1-7 to 0-5 after 20 minutes, but Cobh continued to work hard and points from Liam Greaney and Eoin Wilson left them trailing by just a goal at half time, 1-8 to 0-8. On the resumption Dripsey doubled their advantage inside a minute with a second goal coming from Diarmuid O’Riordan, leaving the East Cork side with a mountain to climb. Dripsey were now in control in defence with John O’Riordan, Barry Kelleher and Pat O’Riordan forming a barrier that Cobh found hard to break down. Cobh’s attack could only muster six points in that second half, and ultimately that lack of scoring power was to be their undoing while the dismissal of Alan Whalley for the final quarter all but ended the game as a contest.

In contrast Dripsey, with Diarmuid O’Riordan looking a cut above the rest, ably assisted by David O’Sullivan and John Carey, remained in control despite the best efforts of Liam Greaney, Waldron Drake and Rory O’Connell for a Cobh side that battled hard but in the end were no match for Dripsey.

COBH: L Greaney 0-4, B Ahearn 0-3, E Wilson 0-2, A Stack, S Hourihane, A Whalley, T McGrath and D Barrett 0-1 each. DRIPSEY: D O’Riordan 1-9, D O’Sullivan 1-0, A Murray and J Buckley 0-2 each, D Buckley, J Carey, S Murray and G Murphy 0-1 each. COBH: C McDowell, M O’Connor, T Byrne, R O’Connell, D Barrett, S Kearney, L Greaney, L McDermott, E Wilson, A Stack, A Whalley, B Ahearn, S Hourihane, W Drake and C Spriggs. Subs used A McCarthy, T McGrath, T Anderson, D McCarthy and K Jackson. DRIPSEY: A Buckley, B Kelleher, J Murphy, L Buckley, J Carey, J O’Riordan, P O’Riordan, D Buckley, Donal Buckley, T Ahearn, D O’Riordan, S Murray, A Murray, D O’Sullivan and G Murphy. Subs used J Buckley and D Burke. REFEREE: Dave Farrell, Mitchelstown.

Aghada Saturday, July 31st: U21B hurling championship

Aghada 3-15 Cloyne 4-8

WE won this first round game played in Ballinacurra on Saturday night but we were made sweat right to the very end. The first half was slow to get going with scores coming sparingly. Our scores in the first half came from Finbarr Day and Cian Fleming. Half time score was Aghada 2-4 Cloyne 1-4.

The second half was a lot more exciting than the first, with scores being exchanged rapidly.

Every time that we looked like pulling away, Cloyne replied with soft goals. In the end we hung on but we had to defend for our lives during 7 minutes of injury time.

Best for Aghada were Mike Russell, Shane Wall, Cian Fleming and Finbarr Day who ended up with 2-6.

AGHADA TEAM AND SCORERS: J O’Brien, J Daly, C Rice, A O’Connell, S O’Gorman, M Russell, S Wall (0-2), C Fleming (12), T Hartnett, E Savage, E Healy (0-2), D Rice, R Kennedy, F Day (2-6) and W Leahy (0-1).

Other results:

Friday, July 30th at Tracton: Football Challenge: Aghada 2-12 Tracton 3-13.

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Fr. O’Neill’s


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East Cork Junior A’ Hurling championship Fr. O’Neill’s 3-10 St. Ita’s 1-14

FR. O’NEILL’S overcame the challenge of near neighbours, St. Ita’s, in the East Cork Junior ‘A’ hurling championship played at Youghal on Thurs night last. O’Neill’s took a while to start getting scores on the scoreboard. It was the 7th minute when William Joyce hit over his first point, while Ita’s had already two on the board. Seamus Harnedy replied immediately and Ita’s extended their lead to six points when O’Neill’s pulled back two points. Tommy Lawton added two points while Harnedy kept the opposition in front with two pointed frees to leave the half time score 0-10 to 0-4 in St. Ita’s favour. The opening sequences in the second half were nip and tuck as both sides traded scores. However, O’ Neill’s got their second wind when, on the 37th minute, Quintin Higgins was fouled and Tommy Lawton made Ita’s pay with a well struck shot from the 20m line into the corner of the net. William Joyce added an-

other point and Lawton hit another beauty from the sideline to reduce the lead once more. Robert Cullinane got a peach of a goal on the 47th minute, and it was this purple patch which O’Neill’s hit at a crucial time that was the difference between the teams. A third goal a minute into injury time sealed a sweet victory, and now they look forward to another round against Bride Rovers.

Wednesday, August 4th Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 3: Carrigtwohill vs. Lisgoold at Lisgoold, 7.30pm. Thursday, August 5th Jones Engineering U21 B Hurling Championship: St. Catherine’s vs. Castlelyons at Carrignavar, 7pm. Saturday, August 7th: East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship: Russell Rovers vs. Castlemartyr at Killeagh, 7pm Sarsfields vs. Dungourney at Castlelyons, 7pm Monday, August 9th: East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship: Midleton vs. Erin’s Own at Rostellan, 7.30pm

Tuesday, August 10th: Jones Engineering U21 B Hurling Championship: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Watergrasshill at

Castlelyons 0-11 Courcey Rovers 2-14


County Premier Intermediate ‘Relegation Final’

Fr. O’Neill’s will be competing in the Intermediate grade in 2011 after their defeat to a stronger Aghabullogue in Riverstown on Friday night last. It would be fair to say that the difference between both teams was the hunger for victory that Aghabulouge had. This showed throughout the field as they chased every ball like it was the end of the game. Their work rate was far superior to O’Neill’s, and O’Neill’s were too dependant on scores from placed balls.


5/8/10: Junior A Hurling Bride Rovers vs. Fr. O’Neill’s at Ballynoe at 7.30pm 10/8/10: U21 B Hurling Fr. O’ Neill’s vs. Watergrasshill at Ballynoe at 7.30pm.

East Cork GAA results & fixtures Fixtures

Castlelyons bow out as Courcey Rovers win replay

Ballynoe, 7.30pm Wednesday, August 11th: Star Homes JHL - Div 2: Youghal vs. Midleton 2 at Youghal, 7pm.


East Cork Oil Junior B Hurling Championship: Castlelyons 0-19, Killeagh 1-14 Carraig na bhFear 0-9 Bride Rovers 1-5 Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 2: Erin’s Own 1-19 Lisgoold 1-7

Jones Engineering U21 B Hurling Championship: Carraig na bhFearr 2-8 Killeagh 0-15 Aghada 3-14 Cloyne 4-8 Sarsfields 2 3-7 Russell Rovers 1-16 East Cork Journal Minor A Hurling Championship: Cloyne 1-13 Kiltha Óg 0-18 Watergrasshill 2-11, St. Catherine’s 1-3.

The Castlelyons team that bowed out of the Premier Intermediate Hurling championship, losing a replay to Courcey Rovers CASTLELYONS made their the hunt, but they could do little exit from this season’s Premier to stop the opening goal as SeaIntermediate hurling champi- mus Hayes burst through to ratonship when they had to give tle the net as Courcey’s led by best to Courcey Rovers in this 1-6 to 0-5 at the interval. replay at Páirc Uí Rinn on last Sunday evening. Given a re- On the resumption Castlelyons prieve with a late Ciáran Mc- brought on Ciáran McGann and Gann goal a week ago, there was for a while they steadied the ship to be no such heroics this time with good points from Michael round. Spillane closing the gap. By the three quarter stage they still Courcey Rovers may have felt trailed by 1-11 to 0-7, and really that they let the match slip from needed a goal to get themselves their grasp in the drawn match, back into contention. but this time round they finished the job and once again it was It almost came, too, as it took a Seamus Hayes who pulled the superb save from Stephen strings for them. Courcey im- Nyhan to deny Barry Fitzgerald, proved considerably since the and the Courcey custodian was drawn game, but still found called on twice more to deny themselves in arrears early on as Timmy McCarthy and Leo Sexpoints from Michael Spillane (2) ton. When none of these efforts from frees and Timmy Mc- found the net, one felt it was not Carthy gave Castlelyons an early going to be Castlelyons night. Courcey Rovers who advanced D Hayes, Dara Lordan, N Murphy, V 0-3 to 0-2 advantage. Hurley, G Moloney, J Murphy and S to the quarter final. Hayes. Subs used J Murphy and S LorIn the end it was Courcey’s who As the half wore on the better were to strike for a killer second COURCEY ROVERS: S Hayes 1-3, dan. teamwork of Courcey opened up goal. John Murphy latched onto D Lordan 0-4, N Murphy 0-3, J Mur- CASTLELYONS: S O’Sullivan, C Barry, B O’Connell, M Dorgan, C Castlelyons, but goal chances a long delivery from David phy 1-0, G Moloney and V Hurley 0-2 Spillane, S Kenny, A O’Sullivan, T Mcwere missed by David Hayes Hayes to score a second goal for each Carthy, P Murphy, D Tobin, D Wallace, and Vincent Hurley as Castle- Coursey’s that put paid to the CASTLELYONS: M Spillane 0-8, R L Sexton, E Maye, B Fitzgerald and M Feeney 0-2 and T McCarthy 0-1. lyons rode their luck. Stout de- Castlelyons fight back, and COURCEY ROVERS:S Nyhan, D Spillane. Subs used B Carroll, C McGann and R Feeney. fending by Barry O’Connell and while Robert Feeney did get two Lordan, T Lordan, D Duggan, J Dug- REFEREE: Eamon Sheehy, Newcesgan, D Murphy, B Hayes, K Moloney, Sean Kenny kept Castlelyons in late points for Castlelyons it was town.


Willie Walsh, RIP

IT WAS with great sadness that the end of a significant era came to pass last week, as our community bade farewell to the late Willie Walsh.

For those lucky enough to have encountered the great wit and wisdom of Willie, the impact of his astute knowledge and confident persona will be forever firmly etched on our memories. Willie celebrated his ninetieth birthday earlier this year,

amongst a throng of friends and family, and it was with much sadness that it was remarked over and again this week that the party was a wonderful celebration of a full and complete life.

That party celebrated a significant milestone, and his happiness at being surrounded by family and friends on the day, including his beautiful grandchildren, was never more evident, as the happy beaming glint in his eye would testify.

Willie showed true battling qualities throughout his long and celebrated life, and the strong fight he showed in battling his ulti-

mate illness was nothing less that would have been expected of such a game battler. Willie’s legacy is evident across so many strands of our community, and his touch has reached out to so many of us lucky enough to have benefitted from his personality, that his memory will linger on in warm thoughts for a long long time. Every player who ever stands at or on, our playing fields at Páirc Lios gCúl will today benefit from the physical and manual efforts of Willie, whose involvement on the building of the “Blue Lookout” created the ability to raise the funds to purchase and develop the field through the Progressive 45 Drive that was undertaken there on a weekly basis. Ar Dheis lamh Dé go raibh

a h’ainm. Sympathies are extended to Willie’s wife, Eily ( nee Ahern ), as well as sons Liam and John, his daughter Margaret and to all of the extended family whose loss is shared by all at CLCG Lios gCúl.


We had no winner of the Jackpot Prize rises again last Tuesday. No one matched the winning numbers of 4, 5 and 27. Watch our for details of the Prize Jackpot on the newly erected street signs in our locality. Congratulations also to this week’s Consolation Prize winners who were Noel Hallahan ( a nice birthday present!), Eamonn Tattan, Kathleen O’Connell and Darragh Mulcahy.

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Rebels with a cause aim to tame the ‘Cats’ Declan Barron previews the Cork vs. Kilkenny game

THE first of the All Ireland senior hurling semi finals will take place in Croke Park on Sunday, August 8th when Cork take on a Kilkenny side bidding to win a fifth title in a row. Few, if any, pundits reckon Kilkenny can be beaten but Cork, Waterford and Tipperary players will all hold the belief that they can lower the colours of the marble city kings.

Brian Cody’s side will certainly be a tough nut to crack, but players at the highest level long for days like this. Cork will be going into this game confident that they can win, as this bunch of Cork players are certainly rebels with a cause. I believe that on any given day any side can be beaten, provided things go right in the match. Cork will have to show significant improvement in many areas, but in particular the attack will have to increase their scoring rate from play. I feel that Cork will also have to get a few goals and stop Kilkenny from raising a green flag, if they are to win.

This is all possible and Cork, above any other county, will believe in their own ability to take on Kilkenny in every position. There is no doubt that the task facing Cork is an enormous one. However, Kilkenny so far are untested after two easy wins, so it remains to be seen just how sharp the Cats are.

If Cork allows Kilkenny to play a free flowing game, they could be in trouble so I expect a match similar to the Munster final with Waterford. In that game Cork marked tightly and created four goal chances, but failed to take any, so improvement can be expected here.

If Cork’s injury worries improve then I expect the usual defence to line out with Donal Óg Cusack, fronted by Shane O’Neill, Eoin Cadogan and Brian Murphy, with John Gardiner, Ronan Curran and Sean Óg O’hAilpin completing the sextet. At midfield Tom Kenny and Cathal Naughton will continue their successful partnership. It is in attack that Cork will have to get the right combination, and if they opt to include both Asaike O’hAilpin and Michael Cussen, they will have to place them correctly. Kieran Murphy, Ben O’Connor and Niall McCarthy can be expected to be included, while Paudi O’Sullivan will be pushing hard for the final spot

with Patrick Horgan and Pa Cronin also live contenders as would Jerry O’Connor if recovered from injury.

I suspect Cork may well reshuffle the attack with Niall McCarthy, Asaike O’hAilpin and Kieran Murphy in the half forward line, with Paudi O’Sullivan, Michael Cussen and Ben O’Connor completing the inside line. If that is the case, Michael Cussen could be pivotal, as his first touch and distribution are very good, while the strength of Asaike in the centre forward position could also be significant if such a formation is employed.

It is this strength in depth that makes Kilkenny such a formidable opponent, but it could also be an Achilles heel if they get their selection wrong.

No one, to my knowledge, has a crystal ball and while the form book points to a Kilkenny victory, I can see an upset on the cards as this is the one fixture that Cork will have been setting their sights on all season. Kilkenny are the benchmark for every other side, and the two games Cork had against Waterford will have brought them on a lot. The outing against Antrim will have gotten the eye in at Croke Park, so now it is time to see what this present bunch of rebels are made of. A win would set them up nicely for a re match with either Waterford or Tipperary, while a loss may see a number of Cork greats call it a day. We should know what their fate is on Sunday evening as, barring a draw, I believe that a rebel upset could be on the cards.

Russell Rovers 1-16 Sarsfields 3-7

OUR U21 hurlers advanced to the next round of the championship when they had a well-merited, though hard-earned, win over a strong Sars B team in Ballinacurra last Saturday evening. We struggled to fulfil this fixture due to a lack of numbers, so a few “inactive” players such as Pa Crowley, Luke Cullinane, Alan Cott, John Burke and John Paul Walsh must be complimented for coming along at short notice and ensuring that the game was played and victory secured.

To win, Cork will have to take on the Kilkenny defence and run at them.

Brian Cody has a strong panel to choose from, but he can only pick fifteen to start, with PJ Ryan in goal, Michael Cavanaugh, Noel Hickey and Jackie Tyrell in the full back line. Outside them Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan and JJ Delaney are a formidable half back line, while Michael Rice and Richie Hogan could be at midfield. In attack, TJ Reid, Henry Shefflin, Eoin Larkin, Eddie Brennan, Richie Power and Martin Comerford will all be hoping to start, as will Aidan Fogarty and any number of other players who would give their right arm to get a jersey.

Russell Rovers


Rovers had a disastrous start when we conceded a soft goal in the 2nd minute, but three long-range points by Dan Moynihan from placed balls against a strong wind, and a brace by Brian Hartnett, left us just 3 points adrift after 20 minutes, 1-5 to 0-5. In the 23rd minute we suffered another set-back when a Sars free went all the way to the net, but Rovers responded quickly with points from Brian Hartnett, Kevin O’Brien, Eoin McGrath and Tadgh Crowley to leave us trailing 2-6 to 0-9 at the break.

Asaki O’hAilpin will be hoping he returns to the form shown against Tipperary

Cork book semi final spot with dramatic late goal against Armagh Minor Football quarter final:

Cork 3-11 Armagh 0-19


IT WAS a good weekend for Cork football with the minor team conjuring up another late goal to stun defending champions, Armagh in a thrilling contest. This Cork side does not know the meaning of defeat and again on Sunday, when all looked lost, sub Stephen O’Mahony came up with a match winning goal to shatter Armagh, who looked the better side for most of this match.

Cork had problems at midfield and in defence as a strong Armagh side got their rhythm going from an early stage. They opened up a five point gap after 20 minutes, leading by 0-8 to 0-3. A goal from John O’Rourke kept Cork in the hunt as they trailed by four points at half time.

Some astute position switches and the introduction of Mathew O’Shea at full back and Dan Mac Eoin and Stephen O’Mahony to the forward division, paid a handsome dividend at the finish. Cork’s marquee forward, Brian Hurley, who carried an injury into the match came up with three fine points, while the goals scored by Mac Eoin and O’Mahony ultimately paved the way for a Cork victory. This team has worked hard under Brian Cuthbert all year, and while they have ridden their luck once more on this occasion, they are now into a semi final where they will face a Galway side that accounted for Longford by 0-10 to 1-6, so Cork must have a decent chance of reaching this year’s decider. Kerry was well beaten by a Tyrone side that look a class outfit, and they will face Mayo who accounted for Offaly in the other semi final.

CORK: S O’Mahony, D Mac Eoin and J O’Rourke 1-1 each, B Hurley 0-3, D Calahane, D Lester, K Sheehan, D Fitzgerald, and K Hallissey 0-1 each ARMAGH: A Forker 0-6, N McConville, R Rafferty, B Seely and R Conlon 0-2 each, J King, P Carragher, C Gough, M McKenna and C Stevenson 0-1 each. CORK: D Hanrahan, D Murphy, T Clancy, D Calahane, D Lester, J Wall, K Fulganati, J Burns, J O’Rourke, K Sheehan, D Fitzgerald, A Cronin, K Hallissey, T Hegarty and B Hurley. Subs used D McEoin, M O’Shea, S O’Mahony and M Sugrue. ARMAGH: M McNiece, R McCaughley, C Hoey, R Finnegan, D Nugent, J King, N McConville, P Carragher, C Gough, R Rafferty, M McKenna, B Seely, P McGeown, A Forker and R Conlon. Subs used S McCoy, C Stevenson and C Trainer. REFEREE: J Curley, Meath.

Turning to play with wind advantage in the second half, Rovers began to take control of the game with Hartnett converting four frees and Alan Cott adding another from play to put us one ahead. Then came the most decisive moment of the game when Eoin McGrath delivered a great ball from out on the right wing, and the in-rushing Hartnett first-timed it off the air to the Sars net for a peach of a goal. But Sars weren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. In the 25th minute Pa Crowley had no option but to ground his opponent, and Sars goaled from the resultant 20 metre free to leave the bare minimum between the sides once more. Luke Cullinane gave us some breathing space with a good point in the 30th minute, while Brian Hartnett had the final say with a pointed free in the 7th minute of stoppage time to bring his personal tally to 1-8. There were other fine displays from man of the match Dan Moynihan, Anthony Walsh, Pa and Tadgh Crowley, Kevin Tattan, Aidan Beausang and Kevin O’Brien while Eoin McGrath, in particular, put in a tremendous hour’s work. We now play Aghada in the next round and hopefully all players will make themselves available for that game. TEAM: Andrew Hartnett; Aidan Beausang, Pa Crowley, Paul Lane; David Whelehan, Dan Moynihan, Anthony Walsh; Kevin Tattan, Kevin O’Brien; Eoin McGrath, Tadgh Crowley, Brian Hartnett; John Burke, Luke Cullinane, Alan Cott. SUB: John Paul Walsh.


Our Junior A hurlers are back in the fray when they take on Castlemartyr in the quarter-final of the East Cork championship in Killeagh next Saturday night at 7pm. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Blue Jeans Queen Festival

Our annual Blue Jeans Queen Festival takes place this coming weekend. See elsewhere in this issue for full details.

Killeagh camogie U13 A Imokilly Competition

Our U13 A team took on near neighbours, Fr. O’Neill’s at home in their first match of the Imokilly Competition recently. This was a very close, keenly fought game with our girls leading by a single point at half time. The second half was very closely contested but the visitors pulled away to eventually emerge victors by a margin of 5 points. On the following Monday night our U13 A team travelled to Ballynoe where they took on St. Catherine’s in their home ground. Luck was on our side and Killeagh was leading well by half time. Despite fierce opposition our girls continued to dominate on the score board, to run out comfortable winners at full time. PANEL FOR BOTH MATCHES: Ciara Motherway, Elana Mc Sweeney, Niamh O’Farrell, Kelly Coleman, Katherine Mulcahy, Georgina Cassidy, Hannah Looney, Rachel Geary, Leah McEvoy, Orla Daly, Lauren O’Mahoney, Amy Benaim, Gemma Hickey and Sinead Landers.

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Under 16FL Eochaill vs. Bride Rovers (win for Youghal) Under 14 F Challenge: Eochaill 1-12 Fr. O’Neill’s 0-5 MHC: Eochaill 1-6 St. Catherine’s 1-9 Under 12HL: Eochaill 2-5 Bride Rovers 2-6 Under 12HL: Eochaill vs. Sars (win for Sars) Under 16FL Challenge: Eochaill 4-6 Abbeyside 1-6


10/8/10: Intermediate Football at 7.30pm at Caherlag

U16 Football B League vs. Bride Rovers

On Sunday, July 18th, the under 16 footballers took on Bride Rovers in Round 4 of the East Cork League. This was the lads first game back after the break for the exams. From the start the lads took control of the game, with David Twomey and Ben Mitchell fielding great ball in the middle of the field. Up front Dean Malone, Stephen Sheehan, and Aaron Hogan took their scores well. As the game progressed it turned out to be a mismatch with Youghal running out easy winners. Next to play is Lisgoold.

Intermediate Football League: Youghal vs. Canovee

Youghal played Canovee in their second last league game Monday 12th July in Copperally.To date we are starting to have an impressive few results together between championship and league, beating Glanworth (League), Ballydesmond (Championship), Ballyclough (League) and now

Canovee (League).

Youghal started the game well but were finding it difficult to deal with Canovee midfielders, both players being over 6 ‘5 each. But with intelligent kick outs from Pat Mackey, and quick accurate kick passes into the forward, we started opening up their defence. James O Mahony was the first to score from a free, followed by Nigel Roche, again from a free. Then came the well taken goal from Johnathon Ormonde, this move starting from a well placed kick out from Pat Mackey and excellent interlink passing up the field. James, Johnathon Ormonde and Shay Lyons got a point each just before half time. 1/5 - 0/4 at half time. Second half saw Canovee dominate for large periods of time. They were 4 points down but in 10 minutes they were level after a well taken goal from their corner forward, and a well taken point. Youghal started to concentrate and work even harder, with the likes of Nigel Roche, Damien Ring and Ken Dempsey keeping a constant flow of ball going in.This was evident when Damien Ring broke through and got our second goal. Nigel, James, Shay Lyons x 2 got the rest of the score. Final score Youghal 2-9 Canovee 1-9.

Youghal Intermediate Football: Youghal vs. Rinn

In this football challenge game, Rinn play senior football in Waterford with us playing Intermediate. Of that Youghal Intermediate team we only played 5 of the championship because of hurling playing soon. This was a great game because we were able to play our subs and play a few new up and coming players. Great to see some young talent like Conor O’Sullivan, Paul Quill and Paul O’Sul-

livan making an impact.

IHC: Eochaill 0-17 Carrigaline

Youghal intermediate hurlers continued their 2010 championship campaign with a hardfought win over Carrigaline at Riverstown on Sunday evening last. This was certainly a game of two halves, with Youghal totally dominant in the opening half, but Carrigaline were well on top for most of the second half, before Youghal upped their game in the final minutes to extend their winning margin to a flattering 4 pts.

Youghal got into their stride quickly with a flurry of points from all angles. Most of their forwards got in on the scoring, which was encouraging, with some great points from Brendan Coleman, Brendan Ring, Andrew Curtin, Ciaran O’Mahony, James O’Mahony & Barry Ring. Carrigaline struggled to make any impression & had few chances to score – some of which they wasted with poor wides. In particular, Leigh Desmond, Damien Ring, Brendan Coleman & Brendan Ring were well on top in the opening half. The half-time score was Youghal 0-12 Carrigaline 0-04. Carrigaline got the opening two points of the second half before Brendan Ring got a point back for Youghal. Carrigaline dominated the next twenty minutes, outscoring Youghal by seven points to one in that period. With Youghal’s lead now reduced to a single point, things were not looking good as the game entered the closing stages. However, the real character of the team shone thru at this stage. In the final three minutes, three long range points were landed by Bill Cooper, James O’Mahony & Damien Ring. While the main objective of the day was achieved, the second half per-

formance needs to be improved before the quarter final in a few weeks time.

TEAM: Eoin Coleman, Ml Cronin, John Grace, Brendan O’Sullivan, Conor Spillane, Leigh Desmond, Barry Ring, Nigel Roche, Damien Ring, Brendan Ring, Ciaran O’Mahony, Brendan Coleman, Andrew Curtin, Bill Cooper, James O’Mahony.

Junior Football Challenge: Youghal 314 St. Catherine’s 0-4

This was a challenge game played without the intermediate hurlers, so it afforded us the chance to play some players on the fringes of the Intermediate football.

The sponsorship will provide a new referee jersey design and support kit for the 60 strong panel of national competition referees. The panel officiate all Ladies Football national competitions including the All Ireland Championships, the National Leagues, the All Ireland Club Championships, the All Ireland Club Sevens and the All Ireland Schools finals.

The two year deal will see the Specsavers logo adorn the new national referees kit, and will see all national panel referees receive complimentary eye examinations.

20/20 vision for ladies football referees, Eugene O’Hare and Maggie Farrell. (Photo: Brian Lawless, Sportsfile)

Speaking at the sponsorship launch, CEO of Ladies Gaelic Football, Helen O’Rourke, commented, “It is great to get such a well known and respected brand as Specsavers on board as a partner to the Association. Our na-

tional panel of volunteer referees travel the length and breadth of the country, and this sponsorship will provide them with some much deserved support. This is another clear signal that high profile sponsors want to be asso-


TEAM: Pat Mackey, Phillip Monaghon, Paul O’Driscoll, Paul O’Sullivan, Daniel Savage, Steven Twomey, Patrick O Mahony, Daniel Mulcahy, Bill Copper, Alan Frahill O’Connor, Shay Lyons, Johnathon Ormonde, Paul Moylan, Anthony Frahill O’Connor & Victor Cahill. Subs Used: Dylan Power,Killian Daly, Scott O’Sullivan.


To Bill Cooper and John Grace who represented the Club on the Cork Intermediate Hurling team who defeated Waterford in the Munster Final. Well done - it’s a great honour for the Club. Congratulations to Chris Morrisson (Under 14) who played in Croke Park on Sunday, July 31st, with the Schoolboys team.

Youghal Family Festival Blitz – Under 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

As part of the Family Fun Festival in Youghal. Youghal GAA hosted an open football blitz at Club Aras. All were welcome to join in and play and our Uactarán, Christy Cooney was on hand for the proceedings to present all the participants with their certificates and treats. Thanks to Eochaill Óg for hosting this and to our Under 14s and Under 16s referees who officiated on the day.

Ladies football referees have gone to Specsavers

A NEW sponsorship deal between Specsavers and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association will ensure that of the sport’s national All Ireland panel of referees have their eyes firmly focused on the game.

Fr. O’Neill’s drop down to Intermediate grade Fr. O’Neill’s 0-10 Aghabullogue 1-15

ciated with Ladies Football, the most popular female sport in Ireland.” Seamus Breslin, store director of Specsavers, commented, ‘This sponsorship highlights Specsavers’ professionalism and commitment to Irish sport. Specsavers stores are owned and managed by Irish opticians and business partners, who employ thousands of Irish people, and serve communities across Ireland. Many of our staff and customers play and support Gaelic Football, and we’re thrilled to be the first ever sponsor of the Ladies’ Gaelic Football Referees. “As opticians, we understand that good vision is vital to good sportsmanship and the integrity of referee’s decisions. Our sponsorship will ensure the refs are seeing clearly – something that is sure to resonate with the refs and fans.’

Ray O’Neill in action for Fr. O’Neill’s

FR. O’NEILL’S stay in the Premier Division in Intermediate hurling came to an end on Fr.iday night in Riverstown, when the East Cork side had to give second best to Aghabullogue in the relegation final, after a very exciting contest.

With survival at stake, Fr. O’Neill’s did well in the opening stages and led by 0-3 to 0-1 after a hectic opening ten minutes. They were unlucky not to have a goal as Finbarr Foley brought off a great save to deny Eoghan McCarthy a goal. Such was the closeness of the exchanges that three minutes later Aghabullogue had the ball in the Fr. O’Neill’s net, with John Corkery reacting quickest to kick home the opening goal after the ball came back off the post.

With Niall Buckley doing well at midfield, the Aghabullogue men saw plenty of ball which John Buckley and Patrick Finnegan put to good use, landing points that left Aghabullogue leading by 1-7 to 06 at half time.

Ger O’Leary kept Fr. O’Neill’s in touch with some fine free taking in the opening half, but as the match wore on it was the Coachford based side that began to pull away. Four points in succession extended the Aghabullogue lead, and while Fr. O’Neill’s tried all they knew they could make no impression on the Aghabullogue rearguard. Trailing by 1-12 to 0-9 at the three quarter mark, Fr. O’Neill’s tried all they knew to bridge the gap, with Billy Murphy, Eoin Conway and Eddie and Ger Holland all giving their best, but it proved beyond them on the night as Aghabullogue survived with more than a little comfort as Fr. O’Neill’s make the drop down to the Intermediate grade for the 2011 season. FR. O’NEILL’S: G O’Leary 0-6, E Conway 0-2, J Ryan and B Murphy 0-1 each.

AGHABULLOGUE: J Corkery 1-2, J Buckley 0-4, P Finnegan and K Finnegan 0-3 each, M Dennehy 0-2 and K wall 0-1. FR. O’NEILL’S: P Colbert, J O’Driscoll, J O’Mahony, N Griffin, M Lawton, B Murphy, R O’Neill, N O’Driscoll, G O’Leary, E Conway, J Ryan, A Hayes, M Hayes, E McCarthy and P Butler. Subs used E Holland, A Brett, M Hayes, G Holland and Q Higgins.

AGHABULLOGUE: F Foley, P Murphy, J Foley, J Corkery, M Twomey, T Buckley, B Kiely, N Buckley, P Finnegan, A Barry-Murphy, J Kelleher, K Finnegan, John Corkery, J Buckley and M Dennehy. Sub used D Twomey REFEREE: James Dorgan, Nemo Rangers.

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Cork come good in second half to book semi-final spot with Dublin All Ireland Football Quarter Final: Cork 1-16 Roscommon 0-10 FOLLOWING the shock results from Croke Park on Saturday, where both Kerry and Tyrone were knocked out of the championship, the onus was on Cork to fulfil their favourite’s role and progress to a semi final meeting with Dublin, when they faced Connaught champions, Roscommon, in the two o’clock game at Croke Park. Here again it was a lack lustre performance by Cork in the opening half, and while Daniel Goulding was in terrific form, the general play of the Cork forward division was not up to scratch.

That score seemed to send the signal to Cork that it was time to up their game, and to a man they did across the board, with Ciáran Sheehan landing the equaliser, Cork hit a purple patch with points from Daniel Goulding, Pierce O’Neill, Paul Kerrigan and Donnacha O’Connor pushing Cork into a winning four point advantage.

Goulding hit three points in the opening seven minutes to one in reply for Roscommon from dangerous full forward, Donal Shine, who was proving a handful for Michael Shields. Goulding also had a goal chance but his right foot shot went over the bar. Paul Kerrigan also got on the score sheet for Cork. Roscommon were battling hard, and while they had limited chances, they converted some


have the desired effect as Cork came out with purpose on the restart. Pierce O’Neill flashed over a point for Cork, but Ger Heneghen replied with a fine score for Roscommon who then shot over an equaliser from Karl Mannion before going in front for the only time in the game, with a point from Michael Finneran in the 5th minute.

While Donal Shine added a token reply for Roscommon from the three quarter mark, there was only going to be one winner. Further points from Graham Canty, who picked up a hamstring injury, and Daniel Goulding moved Cork further ahead before Pierce O’Neill put the issue beyond doubt with a fine goal after taking a pass from Alan O’Connor.

Canty breaks away for Cork. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

The game petered out to its conclusion and Cork may have added another two goals but won a penalty and saw keeper, Claffey make another fine save before Donnacha O’Connor kicked two late points to leave Cork comfortable winners in the finish. Cork can now look ahead to a semi final meeting with Dublin as they move another step closer to avenging last year’s defeat to Kerry.

The joy of Pearse O’Neill’s goal

There is going to be a new champion this year and Cork are now just one of four sides still in the hunt, along with Dublin, Down and Kildare.

good points from David O’Gara, John Rodgers and Donal Shine. At half time they trailed by just a point as Cork, with a point from Ciáran Sheehan, led at the break. A great save from Geoffrey Claffey denied Pierce O’Neill a goal for Cork, and at half time Cork, who shot seven wides in the opening, will have had some

harsh words said to them as they were far from impressive in a poor opening half.

At half time Cork brought on three subs, with Nicholas Murphy, John Miskella and Donnacha O’Connor all coming into the fray and added to the half time ear bashing. It seemed to

CORK: D Goulding 0-6, P O’Neill 1-2, D O’Connor and P Kerrigan 0-3 each, C Sheehan 0-2. ROSCOMMON: D Shine 0-5, D O’Gara, J Rodgers, G Heneghen, K Mannion and M Finneran CORK: A Quirke, R Carey, M Shields, J O’Sullivan, N O’Leary, G Canty, P Kissane, D Kavanagh, A Walsh, P Kerrigan, P O’Neill, P Kelly, D Goulding, C Sheehan and C O’Neill. Subs used N Murphy, J Miskella, D O’Connor, A O’Connor and E Cotter. ROSCOMMON: G Claffey, C Grey, S McDermott, S Ormsby, S Purcell, P Dominican, D Casey, K Mannion, M Finneran, D Keenan, D O’Gara, C Cregg, J Rodgers, D Shine and G Heneghen. Subs used C Garvey, K Higgins, E Kenny, J Dunning and J Nolan. REFEREE: Cormac Reilly, Meath.

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IHC: Cobh 0-14 Dripsey 2-17

THE Intermediate team made their exit from this year’s championship when they went under to a better balanced Dripsey side at Páirc Uí Rinn. This seasons’ campaign has seen the introduction of a lot of young blood into the Cobh team, and it is hoped that this will pay dividends in the future. Manager, John Ronan and his backroom team have put in a great effort, and along with coach, Colm O’Brien, they have brought the group to a good standard of hurling. Hopefully, this progression will continue in the coming years. The players have given great commitment to the team with a number having to re-arrange holiday plans to be available for the game with Stephen Kearney playing in the game despite fracturing his shoulder in two places only 3 weeks ago. Well done to all involved for their efforts, and we hope to see you all back in action on the hurling pitch as soon as possible.



Main sponsors: Rigney Bros and East Cork Crane Hire

Junior A hurlers record impressive victory over Carrignavar

JAHC 3rd round: Dungourney 3 - 14 Carrignavar 1 - 12 Juvenile goals were presented to Cobh GAAby Jim Garvey and Kevin, Manager of Garvey’s SuperValu, following the recent SuperValu charities / clubs fundraising initiative. (Photo: Pat Looney)


(In Cobh unless stated otherwise) 4/8/10: U12 HL vs. Lisgoold at 7pm and U9H challenge vs. Sars at 7pm. 5/8/10: Premier County Minor F Championship Youghal vs. Éire Óg, at 7pm 9/8/10: U16 H Championship away to Carrignavar at 7pm and U12 HL away to Castlelyons 12/8/10: Minor H Championship vs. Lisgoold, at 7pm in Carrigtwohill 16/8/10: U12 H Championship away to Watergrasshill at 7pm.

Sponsored 5km Run / Walk

The above, supporting Cobh Community Hospital & Marymount Hospice takes place on Saturday, August 7th. 5km walk from 11.30am. 5km run starts at 12 noon. In the past three years, Cobh GAA Club and its supporters have raised €4,875 each for the hospital in Cobh and Marymount Hospice, a total of €9,750. Again this year we’re asking all our members, young and old, and their families, to make a special effort to come out and walk/run and help raise

much needed funds for our two designated charities.

To avoid any clash with the Garda Soccer District leagues some of the juvenile teams will be doing the sponsored Walk/Run on Friday, August 6th, starting at 6.30pm. Team coaches will notify groups affected by this alteration.

Mary Black live in concert at Cobh GAA on Friday, August 20th. Tickets €30 each or 2 for €50, are now on sale at the GAA Club Pavilion. See our ad. in this week’s East Cork Journal for more details.

Jones Engineering East Cork U21 B hurling championship gets underway

ON Saturday evening last our Junior A grade hurlers went to Watergrasshill to play Carrignavar in the third round of the East Cork JAHC. Shane Casey rejoined the team, having been unavailable for the victory over Lisgoold last weekend. In the opening exchanges Carrignavar started off the better side, and after five minutes of play they led 1 - 2 to 0 - 0. In the eighth minute Martin Wall scored a well taken point to get our first score of the match. Carrignavar then got another point, leading 1 - 3 to 0 - 1 after the first ten minutes of play. In the twelfth minute Kevin Kelleher scored a point from a free and Martin Wall got a point a minute later. Carrignavar got the next point and after fifteen minutes of play Carrignavar were leading 1 - 4 to 0 - 3. In the sixteenth minute we were awarded a free inside our 65 metre line, and we stepped up our left corner back, Eoin Ahern. He got a great distance in his free, landing it in the Carrignavar square in the hand of our full forward, Frank Hegarty, who kicked the ball into the back of the Carrignavar net, bringing us back into the match.

For the remainder of the half we were in control of the scoreboard, and also of the match, and we were now playing some very good hurling. We finished the half strongly, getting points from Kevin Kelleher and Brian Rodgers, who was now standing up to the plate in midfield. He tied up the match in the twenty-first minute with an excellently taken sideline cut that sailed between the posts, to the delight of the Dungourney supporters. When the short half time whistle was blown by the Referee, James Bermingham, the scoreboard read, Dungourney 1 - 7 Carrignavar 1 - 5. It was great for us to be leading by two points at that time, considering we were 1 - 2 down inside the first five minutes of play.

In the second half we continued to play well and both Kevin Kelleher and Brian Rodgers added taken points for us midway into the second half. There was a long, high ball sent into our full forward, Frank Hegarty and he caught the ball out of the air and rounded the Carrignavar full back, Shane Casey, who vollied the ball into the back of the Carrignavar net. Shortly afterwards we were awarded a sideline cut, which was taken by Brian Rodgers and, with his confidence high after scoring 0 - 3 in the first half, there was only one place to put it and it sailed between the posts scoring his second pointed sideline cut of the match. He added another point from play to bring his tally for the match to 0 - 5.

THE East Cork Board got the U21 ‘B’ hurling championship underway with the opening three games taking place over the weekend. There was a double header in Ballinacurra on Saturday evening where Russell Rovers faced Sars 2 in the opening match, and Aghada met Cloyne in the second game.

Russell Rovers 1-16 Sarsfields 2nd team 3-7

The opening game was a well contested affair between two young and committed teams, which resulted in a high scoring match. In the finish the Brian Hartnett inspired Russell Rovers

side emerged winners by two points, winning by 1-16 to 3-7 as a gallant Sarsfields side just lost out. Michael Mulry from Aghada was in charge of this one.

Carraig na bhFearr 2-8 Killeagh 0-15

In another tight contest played on Sunday night, Killeagh just edged out Carraig na bhFearr where only a point separated the sides, with Killeagh’s point scoring ability proving crucial in the finish.

Shane Casey and Kevin Rohan added two more points before Shane Casey scored our third goal, finishing the match as a contest. On the strike, Frank Hegarty got our final point of the match, which recorded an impressive eight-point victory for us. It was an outstanding team performance. The goalkeeper and defence were very solid and never looked like conceding a goal near the end of the match. Midfield worked very hard, well on top of the match throughout, and contributed by scoring 0 - 7. The forwards played a very important part in the match, and we were rewarded by their excellent hard work throughout the game.

Aghada 3-14 Cloyne 4-8 (pictured)

The second game at the venue was also a tremendously exciting contest that went right down to the wire before Aghada emerged with a narrow victory. Goals by Cian Fleming, and points by Finbarr Day, finally got Aghada over the line against a Cloyne side that trailed by 2-3 to 1-4 at the interval. There was never more than a few points between the sides, but three late points pushed Aghada on to victory in a game well refereed by Tim Dinneen from Midleton.

East Cork Journal Minor ‘A’ Hurling Semi Final Cloyne 1-13 Kiltha Óg 0-18

This semi final took place in Shanagarry on Sunday night and once again Cloyne were out of luck after a very good contest. Kiltha Óg, which is a Castlemartyr / Dungourney combination, will now go forward to play for the Michael Canavan Cup when they meet Watergrasshill in the final on tonight, Wednesday. On the evidence of this display they must be in with a great chance of coming out on top.

We now advance to the quarter final, where we will play Sarsfields.

TEAM: K. Hegarty, Alan Kelleher, M. Hegarty, E. Ahern, J. Ronayne, J. Leahy, D. Ahern, M. Wall, B. Rodgers, Kenneth Kelleher, Kevin Kelleher, Shane Casey, K. Rohan, F. Hegarty and J. Hickey. Sub: M. Hickey for J. Hickey. SCORERS: Shane Casey 2 - 1; B. Rodgers 0 - 5; Kevin Kelleher 0 - 4 (0 - 2 f); F. Hegarty 1 - 1; M. Wall 0 - 2 and K. Rohan 0 - 1. Other result: JHL Division


2: Dungourney 4 - 6 Aghada 1 - 12

East Cork JAHC quarter final on Sunday, August 8th: Dungourney vs. Sarsfields. Venue and time TBC.

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

U18 D League – Youghal vs. Castlelyons THIS was the first league game for the U18's on July 22nd. Youghal had a great start to the game with some skillful work from Roisin O’Keeffe resulting in some fine points from play. The half back line of Niamh Quill, Kayleigh Arthur and Amy Motherway gave some great long distance balls into the forward line, ensuing in a great goal from Emily Roche and another from Ellie Budds 5 minutes later. Shannen Bulman Joyce was also on target with a great point from play. Leah Broderick and Susie Fitzgibbon did Trojan work in mid field to keep the ball in the Youghal forward line, for the majority of the first half. Nora Sheehan & Ashley O’Brien fed the inside forward line with plenty of ball, as a result scoring two more goals for Youghal in the first half. The second half started with Castlelyons rebelling hard against Youghal’s 14 girls. Castlelyons came back to within 2 points of Youghal, but the girls kept their head and managed to rack up some more scores to

withstand the Castlelyons attack. The Youghal back line of Chaela Dalton, Aisling Siochrú and Shannon Watson made some great clearances all throughout the game and Aoife Siochruú stepped up to defend between the posts, making some great saves from a strong Castlelyons attack. Great work and determination paid off for Youghal in the end and a well deserved victory in this U18 League game.

Youghal vs. Bride Rovers in the Junior League

Our juniors took to the field in Youghal on Friday, July 23rd, to play the final game in their division of the league against Bride Rovers. Missing 6 or 7 of our big guns, it gave a chance for younger players and subs to shine, and that they did. Youghal started the game off with a lovely point from Siobhan Downing. Another followed 5 minutes later from Kelma Mc-

Carthy. Bride Rovers responded with 3 points from play. Our Goalie on the night, Ciara Siochrú made some fantastic saves to keep Youghal in the game in the first half. These were well cleared by the full back line of Ann O’Connell, Chaela Dalton and Aisling Siochrú. The midfield pairing of Shona Cunnigham and Catherine Donoghue kept the ball flowing into the forward line of Kelly McCarthy, Siobhan Downing and Shannon Watson with Youghal scoring another 4 points from play before the break. Bride Rovers responded to these points with a powerful goal that the backs or goalie could do nothing about. Half time score Bride Rovers 1-5 Youghal 0-6. Youghal came back fighting in the second half. They did not want to be beaten on home soil or lose their first league game of the season. Scores from Shona Cunnigham, Kelly McCarthy, Siobhan Downing, and Kelma McCarthy followed in the second half, but Youghal had to

fight hard to stay on top of a very physical and fit Bride Rovers. Full back, Amy Motherway cleared some great ball in the second half, with Susie Fitgibbon, Niamh Quill and Chaela Dalton all withstanding the Bride Rovers pressure with some great clearances. Nora Sheehan, Leah Broderick & Edel O’Connell fed some lovely ball into the inside forward line and the goals followed from a great series of play from Youghal. Aoife Siochrú and Jane Walsh were introduced in the second half and fought hard to keep the scores coming for Youghal. Final score: Youghal 4-11 Bride Rovers 1-7. Youghal held the second last Go Games Blitz of the summer on

Some of Youghal camogie's U8 girls

July 29th. The sun was shining and the field looked suberb as Killeagh, Fr. O’Neill's, Carrigtwohill and Dungourney arrived.

We got great support from the club with the organisation of the blitz, from lining out the field, reffing the games, handing out the goodie bags, etc, and we are very grateful to all who helped out in any other way. A big thank you to our U16’s Jane Walsh, Niamh Quill, Chloe Murphy, Chaela Dalton, Shannen Joyce, Sally Ann Quill, Aisling Siochrú and Aoife Siochrú, who all did a suberb job with refereeing the games. The evening went off without a hitch and the U8 & U10 Youghal teams are improving with every match. Our final blitz will be in Killeagh on August 26th.

Training every Tuesday night at 6.30pm. The Bank Holiday was again another great weekend organised by the GAA & Camogie committee at Club Aras, with tons of activities on offer for all ages.

On Friday, three of the camogie girls (Janette Power, Katie Sloane and Kelma McCarthy) got involved for the Allstars Sports day, coming second to the Youghal Ladies Rugby Club.

The Rugby Girls pipped us at the egg and spoon race, so we now know it’s not our strength that’s the problem, it’s our agility to run with a spoon. A fantastic BBQ and Live music was on offer on the night, and it kicked off the weekend brilliantly.

Fr. O’Neill’s shatter St. Ita’s with second half fight back D B R C Fr. O’Neill’s 3-10 St. Ita’s 1-14 ECLAN

THERE is nothing like a local derby game to bring out the best in clubs, and this was never more evident than in the meeting of St. Ita’s and Youghal, in the 3rd round of the East Cork Oil, Junior “A” hurling championship played on the splendid sod of Copperalley in Youghal on last Thursday night.

Trailing by six points at half time and looking in serious trouble, Fr. O’Neill’s dug deep and were rewarded for a gutsy second half display when Liam O’Driscoll popped up to score their third goal just on the stroke of full time, to put them into the lead for only the second time in the game. Driscoll added an injury time point, leaving St. Ita’s needing a goal, and while team captain Warren Terry did manage a point it was not enough to stop Fr. O’Neill’s from recording a remarkable victory and securing a place in the quarter final against Bride Rovers. In the opening half St. Ita’s were quick to settle and points from Neilus Foley, Sean Supple and Seamus Harnedy got the Gortroe side off to a great start, while only William Joyce could find the range with an opening point for Fr. O’Neill’s. In terms of possession the play was fairly even, but the Fr. O’Neill’s attack was finding it hard to make any headway against a St. Ita’s defence, where Michael O’Brien was

The St. Ita’s team that were defeated by Fr. O’Neill’s

commanding, with Neilus Foley and Finbarr Foley offering good support.

With Alan Loughlin and Warren Terry shading the midfield battle, it was St. Ita’s that stretched their advantage to six points as Paddy Ahearn and Seamus Harnedy, along with Donal O’Rourke, all landed points. Fr. O’Neill’s worked very hard with Mike Pomphrett, John Bailey and Shane Harrington all prominent at stages, while Thomas Lawton shot over two neat points before the break to give Fr. O’Neill’s some hope for the second half, as they trailed by 010 to 0-4 at the interval.

The introduction of Liam O’Driscoll and Donough O’Flynn to the Fr. O’Neill’s attack proved a master stroke as

the Ladysbridge outfit worked their way back into contention with a point from Shane Harrington and a superbly well struck goal from a 20 metre free from Thomas Lawton. It looked as if a recovery might be underway, but the St. Ita’s response was purposeful as Sean Supple landed a point while Luke O’Brien found the net for the Gortroe side to keep the six point gap between the sides. Undeterred, Fr. O’Neill’s continued to press forward with Shane Harrington thundering into the game along with Quentin Higgins, as William Joyce and Thomas Lawton continued to find the range with some great points. St. Ita’s were looking lethargic as they struggled to cope with the renewed Fr. O’Neill’s effort that saw them draw level on 18 minutes, with a

great move ending with Robert Cullinane shooting home their second goal to bring the sides level at 2-8 to 1-11.

The tempo had picked up considerably, and Fr. O’Neill’s led for the first time as William Joyce fired over a great point. Sean Supple replied for St. Ita’s with an equally fine score. With extra time a possibility it looked as if St. Ita’s might have stolen a result with Seamus Harnedy winning a fairly soft free to put them back into the lead. With time running out Fr. O’Neill’s continued to fight for survival, and their effort was rewarded when St. Ita’s were caught on a break as Liam O’Driscoll slipped inside the full backline to score his side’s third goal despite the best efforts of Pat O’Brien. A point followed, leaving St. Ita’s


needing a goal to take the game to extra time.

Injury victim, Ed Coleman, was thrown on in attack in the closing stages, but despite their best effort to retrieve the situation, time ran out for them and it is Fr. O’Neill’s who progress to a



quarter final meeting with Bride Rovers. St. Ita’s looked the likely winner at half time, but credit Fr. O’Neill’s for some astute sideline switches and a never say die attitude that turned it around for them in the second half.

FR. O’NEILL’S: T Lawton 1-3, L O’Driscoll 1-1, R Cullinane 1-0, W Joyce 0-3, S Harrington 0-2. ST. ITA’S: S Harnedy 0-6, L O’Brien 1-0, S Supple 0-3, N Foley 0-2, P Ahearn, D O’Rourke and W Terry 0-1 each. FR. O’NEILL’S: E Kennefick, J Terry, MP Bailey, B Hayes, R O’Donoghue, M Pomphrett, J Bailey, R Butler, S Harrington, C Ryan, Q Higgins, W Joyce, F Duffy, R Cullinane and T Lawton. Subs used L O’Driscoll, D O’Flynn and R Hyde. ST. ITA’S: P O’Brien, P Ahearn, Martin O’Brien, A Mythen, F Foley, M O’Brien, N Foley, A Loughlin, W Terry, M Daly, S Supple, P Geary, G McCarthy, S Harnedy and D O’Rourke. Subs used L O’Brien and E Coleman. REFEREE: Denis O’Leary, Watergrasshill.

Quentin Higgins gets away from a challenge by Alan O’Loughlin

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Killeagh / Ita’s : East Cork champions – at last! Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Fé 14 East Cork Football Final: Killeagh-Ita’s 1-10 Aghada 1-9

FOLLOWING our defeat in the Fé 14 A Hurling Final to Carrigtwohill some weeks back, hopes were high that we could reverse that disappointment by garnering victory in the football final. This time, we were up against the best football club in the division, Aghada, who were supported by none other than Cork senior football coach ,Conor Counihan, along with many others. However, we had our own enthusiastic supporters, and our own super-prepared management team of Declan Fogarty, Conor McNamara and Conor Murphy as the teams lined out on a beautiful sunny evening in Ahavine. The match was a thrilling contest, with the ball whizzing from one end of the field to the other, and both sides showing tremendous endeavour, skill and teamwork. An early goal from Padraig Walsh helped us to claw back an early Aghada advantage, and we held the upper hand at half time by 16 to 1-3. However, Aghada levelled within five minutes of the restart. A point-blank save from Colin Walsh was to prove critical mid-way through the half, and with the scores level at 1-9 apiece, a fantastic move from our own end line saw the ball worked quickly up the field where cool shooting from Daniel Smiddy saw us take the lead once more. Incessant Aghada pressure failed to raise any more flags, and when Mary Swayne blew the final whsitle we held that slender advantage. Daragh Cahill received the cup amid joyous scenes. Next up is Carrigaline on August 14th in the County quarter final. Well done to everyone, and also to Aghada, for a fine sporting game.

Fé 12 Willie Ryan Hurling Blitz

Last week we reported that our U12 hurlers travelled to Aghada on July 24th to compete in the famous Willie Ryan hurling blitz, and that we emerged victorious. Here is a detailed account of our hectic schedule on the day:

Cluiche 1: Killeagh-Ita’s 3-3 Midleton 1-4

Our first game was against Midleton. We started the game very strongly and were 6 points up at half time. In the second half Midleton came storming into the game and reduced our lead to a point, but a great effort in closing minutes saw Killeagh-Ita’s pull away to record an important



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Killeagh / Ita’s U12 hurlers won the Willie Ryan tournament

lian pointed a free shortly afterwards to leave us two points up. Midleton came with another rally and great defending from Cathal, Christy and brilliant blocking from Jack kept Midleton at bay.

Killeagh /Ita’s U14 footballers won the East Cork final


Cluiche 2: Killeagh-Ita’s 1-2 Carrigtwohill 0-1

After another very hard game we were glad to get a win as we now qualified for the semi final. Daniel Hickey again played excellently in goal, while Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke and Eoin Treacy were also prominent.

Cluiche 3: Killeagh-Ita’s 4-2 Sars 0-1

Our last qualifying game was against a weakened Sars team. All panel members played in this game and great goals from Shane Kearney and Alex Fitzgerald set us up for a comfortable win.

Cluiche Leath-Cheannais: Killeagh-Ita’s 3-1 Castlelyons 1-3 (after extra time)

A very tired Killeagh-Ita’s team faced a very tough Castlelyons outfit who were well up for the game. Andrew Leahy could have had four goals with a bit of luck, but for the first time we were pushed all the way by a more determined Castleyons team and ended up level at full time. A few harsh words were needed from Declan & co. on the line before extra time got under way. Thankfully, we got back on track and ran out 4 point winners in extra time.

Cluiche Cheannais Liam O Riain: Killeagh-Ita’s 3-5 Midleton 1-6

We reached the final which was our main objective at the start of the day. The lads were absolutely exhausted by now. Facing our old rivals Midleton was a great motivator and the boys found the

energy from somewhere to go out and give their all in the final, which was a very close encounter. We started the game very well and sharp shooter, Andrew Leahy, was in for a trademark goal early on, followed by a fine point from Eoin Treacy. Midleton came back at us and added a few points and struck a well taken goal, giving Daniel Hickey no chance. Killian Treacy added a few points from frees and we went in at half time with a one point advantage, playing with the wind. We were very lucky not to concede two goals in the opening half when heroics from Luke Fogarty, who used his back to block a certain goal, and Daniel Hickey, who made a brilliant save, kept our goal intact. At half time we could see how tired the lads were, and we feared the worst. Midleton started the second half with a couple of placed balls sent straight over the bar to take a one point lead. They were now very dominant around the middle of the field and were supplying the full forward line with a lot of ball, but the Killeagh-Ita’s full back line stood firm and defended brilliantly. Emmet Barron was outstanding at full back, marking Midleton’s sharp shooting full forward. We exchanged a few points from placed balls and found ourselves two points down with four minutes left. Cathal Deane moved to centre back and Kevin Murphy to midfield in one last throw of the dice. It proved fruitful as a long range free that looked to be heading over the Midleton cross bar was batted out to the waiting Kevin Murphy, who calmly buried it in the Midleton net. Kil-

Andrew Leahy moved to midfield with great effect in injury time, using his strength to win possession of vital balls in the dying moments. Killian hit a free straight to the net on the stroke of full time. A very proud Killeagh-Ita’s captain, Andrew Leahy, was presented with the Willie Ryan cup. One can’t help mention Killian Treacy’s brilliant free taking all day - it was as good a display as was ever seen from a twelve year old. It was our seventh time winning the tournament - our first was in 1984, one of Ray Rochford’s first involvements and successes in the club. This was a brilliant win for the team that took a super effort all the way, from the very first game in the morning. We are very proud of what we achieved. The whole panel all played their hearts out and got a deserved reward due to their hard work, dedication and determination which started in our training sessions way back in January. Well done lads! Thanks to Aghada for inviting us to this great tournament and thanks to the Killeagh-Ita’s parents for the Mars bars - as Andrew Leahy quoted in his speech, “The Mars bars are what made all the difference”.

PANEL: Daniel Hickey, Luke Fogarty, Emmet Barron, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Murphy, Jack O’Rourke, Cathal Dean, Jamie Landers, Fergal Smiddy, Killian Treacy , Fionn McDonnell, Aaron Walsh , Andrew Leahy, Eoin Treacy, Dean Ward, Shane Kearney, Alex Fitzgerald, Jamie Clifford.

U10 & U9 Hurling

Our U10 hurlers played Youghal in a Go Games 10-a-side game on Wednesday evening, and we had two U9 teams travel to Castlemartyr on Thursday evening for more Go Games.

AFTER an easy win in the first round over Cobh, the U14 team travelled to Lisgoold to play a very strong Youghal side in the next round. From the off, Youghal tore us apart and after 15 minutes we were all at sea trailing 3-6 to 0-1 and unable to get the ball beyond our own half. We began to improve as the half developed, and a few switches worked to our advantage as we began to settle down and ease in to the game. Colm Fenton who kicked some magnificent points, began the charge by kicking a long range free and a great score from distance from play. Just on half time sub, Thomas Dinan, shot to the net and at the break a 3-6 to 1-3 deficit seemed surmountable. Glenville played breathtaking football in the second half, and took the game to Youghal from the off.

Adam Murphy, dynamic at full forward, stole the show at the start of the half leading the Youghal full back line a merry dance. He scored three of the best goals you would wish to see at any level, and the standard of play from both sides at this stage was of the highest quality. Youghal halted Glenville’s second half dominance with a well taken goal of their own to take the lead again but an exchange of points left us still a point behind until sub, Cathal Moloney rattled the Youghal net to give us the lead again. Youghal capitalised on a defensive mistake to score another goal to lead by a point with a few minutes left, only for Colm Fenton to equalise with a difficult pointed free in injury time. With extra time looming Youghal, in the final attack of the game broke forward and nailed the winning score with the last play of the game.

Heartache for Glenville, but Youghal move on to the final of the competition in confident mood. Glenville gave a wholehearted display but in fairness Youghal never threw in the towel when Glenville threw everything at them. Final score Youghal 5-10 Glenville 5-9. With only four players up to the age, the future for this group of players is very rosy indeed.

Adult Football

The Junior footballers had a game last Thursday night against Donoughmore in Donoughmore. Again, a lot of players hadn’t played football in a while and it took us some time to get a grip on the game. We trailed 1-5 to 2-2 at half time, but a much improved second half proved a worthwhile exercise, and a good work out for the team. Donoughmore won out in the end 2-9 to 2-7.

The Intermediate side continued preparations with a visit to Blackrock to take on St Michaels in the league on Sunday morning last. This was a very fast moving game with Michaels playing very expansively in the early stages, and we took a long while to get a grip on their pace. Michael’s had us in all sorts of trouble and bolted into a six points to no score lead. We did register our first score in the 20th minute and converted a few more points before the break to trail 0-7 to 0-3 at half time.

The second half was a different game as we dominated from the off and slowly chipped away at the lead. In fact, we missed three gilt edged goal opportunities which would have put us in a better position, but we kept the pressure on and took three points in succession in the closing stages, which gave us the lead in injury time, but a last gasp free gave Michael’s a share of the spoils. Final score 0-11 points each.

Championship this weekend

Glenville are in championship action this weekend when Carrigaline are our opponents in the the fourth round of the championship. This will be a very difficult assignment for Glenville, as Nicholas Murphy’s lead will be be in confident mood after last years Co Intermediate championship win. Glenville will need to be on top form to have a chance of progression.

Hopefully, the good display against Newmarket in the last round will be surpassed. Prize for the winner here is a quarter final date with Newcestown/Ballinora. Our game is timed for 7pm on this Saturday, August 7th and Páirc Uí Rinn the venue. Support would be greatly appreciated.

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Junior ‘A’ hurling championship quarter finals down for decision this weekend DECLAN BARRON PREVIEWS THE ACTION

New Jamsey Kelleher Cup unveiled by East Cork GAA Board

THE East Cork Board are progressing really well with their fixture schedule and, barring draws, the four semi finalists will be known by Monday night as all four Junior A hurling quarter finals are down for decision over the weekend. On last Tuesday night in Garryvoe Hotel, the East Cork Board unveiled a new Jamsey Kelleher Cup in the presence of Joan Cheasty, sister of the late Jamsey Kelleher. The cup, which is played for in the Junior “A” hurling championship, will see the final eight teams battle it out over the coming weekend. There have been several back to back successes over the years but no club has ever won a three in a row, which is testimony to the efforts put in by the clubs to win this title. Castlemartyr are the current holders and they would like nothing better than to retain their title and be the first club to get their hands on the new trophy. Of course, the remaining seven clubs would have similar thoughts.

Thursday, August 5th in Ballynoe at 7pm: Fresh from their comeback exploits Fr O’Neill’s will be in buoyant form as they go into battle with Bride Rovers on Thursday night in Ballynoe, where the first semi finalist is set to emerge. There is no substitute for games and in this regard I feel that Fr O’Neill’s will have an advantage. Bride Rovers are real championship battlers and they will put up a serious challenge, but I feel that Fr O’Neill’s may just come out on top in this one.

Bride Rovers vs. Fr. O’Neill’s

The East Cork Board members pictured with Joan Cheasty, sister of the late Jamsey Kelleher go down to the wire. The Caherlag outfit are flying on all fronts at the moment, and a big win over Killeagh in the 3rd round will see them go into this game full of confidence. Keeper Kieran Murphy, Tony Hickey, Denis Mulcahy, Ian O’Mahony, Timmy Kelleher and Ronan Ahearn are all very good players for Erin’s Own.

Saturday, August 7th in Castlelyons at 7pm: The meeting of Sarsfields and Dungourney in Castlelyons on Saturday night is sure to be a cracking contest. When these sides met in the opening round Sarsfields were comfortable winners, but a rejuvenated Dungourney side have roared back into contention with impressive wins over Lisgoold and Carrig Na bhFear. At present Dungourney are playing superbly, with Dara Ahearn, Brian Rodgers, Kevin Kelleher and Shane Casey their key men. They will have to be at their very best to account for a Sars side likely to include Paul O’Flynn, Gary Grey, Jordan Gaine and Rory Duggan. In their earlier meeting Sars won by 3-17 to 1-10, and while they are taken to come out on top again, it is likely to be a lot closer this time round.

Sarsfields vs. Dungourney

Saturday, August 7th, in Killeagh at 7pm: Another mouth watering game is in prospect at the Killeagh venue where Russell Rovers will be hoping to lower the colours of holders, Castlemartyr. The Shanagarry outfit certainly have a great chance in this game and with players such as Anthony Archer, Eoin Ivors, Paul

Russell Rovers vs. Castlemartyr

Midleton, too, will have a mixture of youth and experience in their side and players such as Peter Smith and Dave O’Brien will give strong leadership to their young guns. It will be another tight game and while Midleton will go close, I expect the more experienced Erin’s Own side to reach the semi final.

OTHER FIXTURES Members of the Kelleher family from Dungourney with the famous cup

Intermediate Hurling Championship Wednesday, August 4th in Youghal at 7pm: Tonight (Wednesday) Aghada will be fancied to account for Fermoy in the Intermediate hurling championship.

Aghada vs. Fermoy

Following the defeat by Cobh, Aghada are the sole remaining representative from the Imokilly Division and they will be hoping to keep their hurling season alive with victory in this game.

Aghada will look to Mick Galvin, Steven O’Keeffe, Cian Fleming, and Trevor O’Keefe to point them to victory. Last seasons junior winners, Fermoy will pose a serious threat to Aghada’s ambitions but if Aghada can fire on all cylinders then they can make further progress.

Some of the club members whose teams were past winners of the Jamsey Kelleher Cup

Higgins and the Hartnett brothers of Brian, Barry and Kevin in their ranks, they are certain to put it up to the champions. Castlemartyr, for their part, have not been setting the world on fire this year, but in Brian Lawton, Brian Smiddy, Dave Fleming, Ollie Smiddy, Barra O’Tuama, Derek Bowens and Jimmy Smiddy, they have seasoned campaigners who will battle hard to retain their title. This is a tough one to call, but the champions are given a hesitant vote to survive as it will come as no surprise if Russell Rovers upset my prediction. Con Ryan of East Cork Oil, the Junior Hurling championship sponsor pictured with secretary Willie Ring and Chairman Michael O’Brien

Monday, August 9th in Rostellan at 7.30pm The semi final line up will be completed on Monday night in Aghada, when Midleton take on Erin’s Own in another contest that is likely to

Midleton vs. Erin’s Own:

U21B hurling championship Thursday, August 5th in Carraig na bhFearr at 7pm On Thursday night in Carrig Na bhFear the U21 “B” hurling championship continues with the meeting of St Catherine’s and Castlelyons.

St Catherine’s vs. Castlelyons

Here I expect Castlelyons to come out on top, given that many of their players have been playing well in the Intermediate championship this season.

Tuesday, August 10th in Ballynoe at 7.30pm The U21B action will continue in the early part of next week, with Fr O’Neill’s taking on Watergrasshill in Ballynoe on Tuesday night. Here again a very active Fr O’Neill’s side is given the vote to succeed in this one.

Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Watergrasshill

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Top GAA stars launch Dungarvan RNLI Swim and BBQ Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Only one point in it for Aghada juveniles in East Cork final Aghada 1-09 Killeagh / Ita’s 1-10


YES, even a swarm of bees got prime viewing for this match between the two dugouts, which required both teams to camp at the opposite side line while Mary Swane (referee) asked the Ballymacoda officials to cordon off the area. This did not take away from this gripping, tense final from start to finish, which ended with Killeagh edging out Aghada by one point to win the under 14 A grade Football East Cork final on Wednesday July 28th in Aghervine. It must be noted that Aghada and Killeagh have battled it out from under 12 level and this was Killeagh’s first major win in football, with Aghada enjoying most of the success over the years.

GAA top stars holding major trophies aboard the RNLB Alice & Charles, with RNLI Station Management, some crew and some of the Fundraising Team launching the 16th Annual RNLI Dungarvan Bay Sponsored Swim & BBQ, scheduled for 3pm on Helvick Pier, Sunday August 22nd

THERE was a unique happening at the RNLI Helvick Lifeboat Station recently, because Cha Fitzpatrick and some of the top GAA stars were present to launch the 16th Annual Dungarvan Bay Sponsored Swim and BBQ, which is the main fundraising event for the Helvick Lifeboat.

By the third minute of the second half it was level again. An Andrew Murphy point, substitute Mark Wall and Brian Rice was fouled resulting in two more points from frees by Jordan & Aaron. Mark Wall & Jordon Ryan’s solo runs resulted in a Sean O’Leary (moved to full forward) goal chance, which nearly worked but for a brave save by the Killeagh goalie, just outside the small square to a resulting 45.

The splendour of the beautiful summer afternoon was outshone, it seemed, by the stars themselves and by the gleaming silver of the major GAA trophies, which are coveted throughout the length and breadth of this country, and by GAA fans around the world.

There were the All Ireland Senior Cups for football, hurling and ladies football respectively: the Sam Maguire, Liam McCarthy and Brendan Martin, and the All Ireland Senior Camogie cup. It was like Christmas morning for the local children and their parents, who got wind of the event as they posed for photos, which would forever remind them of the wonder of a great occasion. And if that wasn’t enough, the senior hurling trophies for Mun-

Killeagh’s intention was clear from the start with an Eoin Keniry point. However, Aghada replied in the second minute with a Jordan Ryan point and as the Killeagh goalie saved a first attempt goal chance from John Looney, he could not save John’s second attempt. Killeagh dominated the next 8 minutes which resulted in points from Daniel Smiddy, Conor Cusack and Cian Breen to level it. Indeed, it could have been more but for the good save by Aghada goalie, Michael Leahy. But in the 13th minute a Killeagh goal by Paudsie Welsh summoned Aghada to get their act together. A goal piercing run by Aaron Stafford resulted in him being grounded, just outside the large square, and a yellow card offense. Jordon pointed from the free and followed through with another point from play. But, it was Killeagh that finished the stronger with another Kiniry and Smiddy point to leave it 1-6 to Aghada’s 1-3 at half-time.

Killeagh replied with a Smiddy point with another point mid way through the half. For the next 10 minutes Killeagh held a two point advantage until Aaron’s point with three minutes to go. During this time the return of Aghada’s full back, Shane Dorney, fortified the back line, as did all the backs, to stem the opposition attack.

It was like Christmas morning for local children as they posed for photos with major GAAtrophies!

ster, for Leinster and the Munster Intermediate Ladies Football Cup completed the picture for many of those present, as some little kids cried with excitement in their Waterford jerseys This was a truly extraordinary occasion for the Helvick Lifeboat Station, as this collec-

tion of trophies would not normally appear together.

Indeed, the last time that they did was for the 2009 St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin to celebrate 125 years of the GAA. The stars wowed the crowd, as did our own Liam O’Lionain

from An Rinn, and Abbeyside’s Aoife McGovern.

Who knows, maybe they might be in the crowd enjoying a hamburger at the 16th Annual Dungarvan Bay Sponsored Swim & BBQ scheduled for 3pm on Helvick Pier on Sunday, August 22nd.

Another Killeagh point, followed by an Aaron and Stephen Murphy point to level it. On the stroke of full time another Keniry point. In additional time, Andrew Murphy seemed to be fouled twice in front of the Killeagh goal, but no mercy from Mary, and when Aaron sliced an awkward free that was moved up to outside the 20... the final whistle went with a one point win to Killeagh. The bees never swarmed, how could they? it was just a nail-biting game and they had Ard Comhairle seats! Above all, nobody got stung as Killeagh go to Premier in the county and Aghada go A grade in the County Juvenile campaign in or around the second week of August. Best of luck to both teams.

AGHADA TEAM & PANEL: Michael Leahy, James Cashman, Shane Dorney, Shane Crowley, Mathew Stafford, Jake O’Donoghue, Mark Healy, Aaron Stafford (0-4), Sean O’Leary, Stephen Murphy (0-1), Jordan Ryan (0-3), Peter Cashman, Andrew Murphy (0-1), John Looney (1-0), Brian Rice. Substitutes used Mark Wall. Substitutes Cian Savage , Danial Creedan, Jack Farmer, David Heffernan, Aaron Butler, Colin O’Reilly, R McCarthy, Stephen O’Halloran and Robbi Roberts.

Premier Intermediate hurling & football previews with Declan Barron August 7th: Youghal vs. Inniscarra in Páirc Uí Rinn, time TBC

YOUGHAL will be hoping to advance to the semi final of the Premier Intermediate hurling championship when they take on Inniscarra in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday. The time of this game

has yet to be confirmed, but it may be on at 5.30pm as the curtainraiser to the Carrigaline / Glenville football game. Youghal is the only remaining East Cork side, and after a good win over Carrigaline, they will be hoping to put it up to Inniscarra, who were very impressive in their last outing against Mallow. If Brendan Coleman, Bill Cooper, John Grace, Brenda,

Barry and Damien Ring, along with Leigh Desmond, hit form then Youghal have the ability to win this one. They will have to be at their best, however, as Inniscarra have fine players in Liam Ryan, Colm Casey, Willie Ryan and Dan O’Connell. It will be a good contest with Youghal, hopefully, coming out on top.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship August 7th:

Carrigaline vs. Glenville in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7pm

Glenville will carry the hopes of the division, as well in the Premier Intermediate Football championship when they take on Carrigaline on Saturday night in Páirc Uí Rinn in the football quarter final. Carrigaline will have Cork senior, Nicholas Murphy on duty for this one and with players such as Simon O’Brien, David Drake and Peter Murphy also in

their side, they will be hard to beat. Glenville have only the football to look forward to and players such as Noel O’Riordan, Paudie Cahill, Paddy O’Regan, Kieran Coakley and Sean O’Leary are certain to make a huge effort to win this one. While Carrigaline will be the favourite, it is not beyond Glenville to pull off a victory.

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal Sr. M. Regina Deevy 1st Anniversary

In fond remembrance of Sr. M. Regina, whose first anniversary occurs at this time.

Sr. Regina was a special friend and Angel of Mercy to all in her adopted community of Midleton and East Cork. A commendation comes to mind in relation to this wonderful lady:Not the quality of years, But the quality of how you use them. Resting where no shadows fall, In peaceful sleep that awaits you all.

May her kindly soul rest in peace. K & M Woulfe.


Novena 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 within your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes, it will become your prayer, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for three days, promise publication and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. (A. B). Wonderful Novena.


Doyle -

20th Anniversary

In loving memory of my dear grandfather Christopher, whose 20th anniversary occurs today, August 4th. To me you were someone special, What more is there to say? Except I wish with all my heart, That you were here today. Loved and missed by your grandson Christopher, wife Caroline and greatgrandchildren Daniel and Erin.

McCarthy 5th Anniversary

In loving memory of my beloved nephew Alan, who died on August 1st, 2005. Missed in the morning of every day, Missed in the evening as night slips away, Missed for a thousand and one little things, Around every corner a memory clings. Your memory is precious, And precious you’ll stay, No passing of time, Will take that away. Loved and remembered always by Marianne, Martin and Keith. IN loving memory of my gorgeous godson and nephew Alan, who died on August 1st, 2005. Some say as time goes by, The heartache will subside, But the feeling in my heart today, Is the same as when you died. Put your arms around him lord, And kiss his smiling face, For he is very special, And can never be replaced. Forever loved beyond compare, your heartbroken godmother Liz and Mirko.

PEGGY ARCHER Who passed away on August 7th, 2009 Late of 14 O’Brien’s Terrace, Ballycotton, Co. Cork

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

ON this, the first anniversary of Peggy’s death, her family wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised and supported us on the heartbreaking loss of a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law. Thanks to those who attended the Rosary, Removal and burial; to those who sent cards, Letters of Sympathy and floral tributes. We would also like to thank the Clergy, especially Fr. Aidan Crowley, Dr. Carey and Dr. McCarthy and the doctors and staff of Cork University Hospital and Wallis’ Undertakers.

To her relatives, neighbours and friends, we would like to thank you sincerely.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our grateful appreciation. A Mass will be offered for your intentions. An Anniversary Mass for Peggy will be held in the Star Of The Sea Church, Ballycotton, on Sunday, August 8th at 9.30am.

First All-Ireland Digital Address Code System launched Wayfinder Report indicates up to 14% fuel saving LOC8 CODE, a revolutionary new all-Ireland digital address code, providing precise address information, was recently launched at the The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin. This new digital address code system will be of immense benefit to all businesses and individuals who need to receive and deliver products and services on the island of Ireland. There is research to show that the system can also deliver considerable savings in transport costs for those using the system, because of the precision of the address when used in conjunction with a satellite navigation device. TV personality, adventurer and worldwide traveller Charley Boorman spoke at the launch.

The innovative business initiative, which has the support of Enterprise Ireland, and references map data from Ordnance Survey Ireland and Land & Property Services Northern Ireland (the official mapping agency of Northern Ireland), has been developed by Cork-based company Loc8 Code Ltd. in collaboration with Garmin Europe, a global leader in navigation and communications. Loc8 Code will employ up to 20 people, to ensure an effective and efficient roll out of the system.

Gary Delaney, CEO of Loc8 Code Ltd speaking at the launch said, ‘The Loc8 Codes will improve destination and address searches across the whole island of Ireland and enable consumers to generate their own codes, thereby pinpointing the specific location of their individual private residences and commercial properties to within +/- 6 metres. Consumers will then communicate their Loc8 Code to businesses such as multi-drop vehicles, web retailers and emergency services who, through the use of Garmin Sat Navs, will find their location more rapidly. The system, which is a smarter form of postcode, will therefore en-

device, but also it can be used in conjunction with a web address to map a location easily – will show the Loc8 Code on a map.

Locate & Navigate: TV Adventurer Charley Boorman and Geraldine O’Callaghan (of TV3’s The Apprentice) pictured with at the launch of Loc8code, the first allIreland digital address code system, at The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

hance and expedite the reaching of destinations, with monetary savings and several benefits in terms of lifestyles, time-management and, ultimately, our carbon footprint. A Loc8 Code is an add-on to traditional addresses and those addresses which are language independent. It is a more precise way to pinpoint any delivery point or address. Businesses and individuals can engage with the system on a voluntary basis and early indications are that we will massive participation right across the island’. The service is free to end users when they log on to Loc8 Code’s website, i.e. consumers taking delivery of goods or availing of services. Mr. Delaney went on to say that research carried out in the UK by Newcastle University, entitled ‘The Wayfinder Report’, indicated that up to 14% in fuel savings can be gleaned through the use of such a precise system. Delaney added that, because Ireland’s population is mostly rural-based, the savings could reach 20% in this country.


MULDOWNEY: Aileen, of Cobh, on Tuesday, July 27th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Friday last, followed by funeral afterwards to St. Colman’s Cemetery. WALSH: William (Willie), of Reisk, Lisgoold, on Tuesday, July 27th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Friday last to St. John

It is anticipated that Loc8 Codes will be widely available throughout Ireland by Quarter 3, 2010. Additionally, Loc8 Codes have exposed the potential to uniquely identify the exact location of events, landmarks and other points of interest, revolutionising the way people describe and navigate to destinations across the whole of Ireland. This development has the potential to facilitate concert-goers and festival-lovers as they navigate their way to the country’s top attractions. The system, which, according to the recent Irish Government’s Oireachtas Report could be suitable for adoption as the NATIONAL postcode, is very simple to use, and works through the input of address information of any location into the Loc8 Code website, and the site then generates a unique navigation code and assigns it to the individual location. It will be suitable to anyone who relies upon navigating to or finding the location of an individual location; whether a private consumer or delivery business. Not only can the code be used in a SatNav or GPS enabled mobile

the Baptist Church, Lisgoold, followed by funeral afterwards to Templeboden Cemetery. O'GORMAN: Peter, of Buckstown, Aghada, on Sunday, August 1st. RIP. Requiem Mass yesterday, Tuesday, followed by burial afterwards in All Saints Cemetery, Aghada.

O'SULLIVAN: Maureen, (née O'Neill), of Carrigtwohill, on Sunday, August 1st. RIP. Removal yesterday, Tuesday, to St.

The potential applications for Loc8 Codes are numerous – from issuing specific directions for navigation with a sat nav to providing the most detailed address of a private residence or business. In the first instance, consumers will be able to address any confusion when spelling an address or keying it into a sat nav. A shortened version of the code can be used for Social Networking purposes. Charley Boorman, actor and adventurer (son of the Irish film Director John Boorman who lives in Wicklow) commenting on the effectiveness of the code said, ‘It makes absolute sense to streamline the means by which people can locate and reach their desired destination. Driving and travelling should be fun and safe, but reaching a destination on time and in good form is very important. Loc8 Codes will take the hassle out of finding your way – so at last we can locate and navigate easily and accurately with a Loc8 Code!’ An adventurer, travel writer and actor, who took part in the BBC2 UK programme ‘By Any Means’, which brought him all around the world starting in his home town in County Wicklow and ending in Sydney, Australia and several other extraordinary expeditions, Boorman was chosen to launch Loc8codes because of his unique ability to find his way all over the world, completing journeys ‘by any means’ and giving such great pleasure and insights into the wonders of the world through his TV, literary and social genius. The event attracted business leaders, including those in the transport and tourism categories, along with several celebrities and members of the media from all over Ireland.

Mary's Church, Carrigtwohill. Requiem Mass today, Wednesday, at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

KENNEALLY: Tim, of Carrigmore, Conna, on Monday, August 2nd. RIP. Removal yesterday, Tuesday, to St. Catherine's Church, Conna. Funeral Mass today, Wednesday, at 2pm followed by burial afterwards in Ballynoe Cemetery.

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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I James McEvoy seek permission to construct a paved hard standing area for parking at the top of the existing drive and steps from the new parking area to the front door at Woodbrook House, Church Hill, Poulacurry South, 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 We, Finbarr & Katrina O’Mahony, of 36 Hartlands Point, Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork, wish to apply for planning permission for; A) Retention of single storey extension at Rear (north) of dwellinghouse, and B) Permission to construct a single storey Porch & Bay-window extension to Front (south) elevation of dwellinghouse. 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I, Pat O’Sullivan, intend to apply to the above Council for outline permission for a dwelling and sewage treatment unit at Knockanenakirka, Dungourney, 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.



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MENTION ‘Caesar’ and many people first think of Julius Caesar, the infamous Roman Emperor. While he has given his name to many things, you would be right in thinking that any connection between him and one of the world’s most popular salads is unlikely.

METHOD: 1. Firstly let’s make the Caesar. You can do this by hand in a bowl with a whisk but if you have a food processor it makes life a little bit easier 2. Blend the egg yolks until nice and fluffy – this should

Whatever the exchange rate, the four legs we get bring with them many of the responsibilities of having another person around, and of course, everything having a cost, the final parting is traumatic when a pet dies or has to be put down.

Pets are great for bringing down blood pressure! Well, the right sort can be, especially dogs. They can ease loneliness and isolation, and of course can stir our lazy bones by needing regular exercise. In the UK there is a charity called Pets as Therapy which organises regular visits by trained dogs to hospitals, welfare homes, nursing homes and special needs schools. Sick patients, they say, “often feel isolated and even the most withdrawn can open up and let down barriers when their visiting dog is around.”

What have pets to do with a health food shop? As with humans, too much fat in the diet can give rise to gut and digestive disorders in our dogs, including bowel inflammation.

And in this case, just as with humans, an altered diet is key, but slippery elm, chamomile and probiotics can also help. Charcoal can absorb excess wind, and also help to absorb toxins when a dog has eaten something they should not have got hold of.

So, while it doesn’t date back to ancient Rome, it has been around for a pretty long time! With this is mind, I’ve decided to add wasabi (Japanese horseradish) to the dressing to spice things up a little!

FOR THE SALAD: 2 heads of sweet baby gems 1 bunch of coriander 2 pieces of salmon about 200g each A punnet of baby vine tomatoes (optional)

We invest so much more than money. In fact money may not be an issue at all – my most beloved animal cost a chocolate cake and a bottle of wine and was a wonderful bargain.

These dogs bring everyday life closer, a great comfort for people who miss the constant companionship and unconditional love of an animal they have had to leave behind.

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INVESTING in a pet can be one of life’s major decisions.

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take about 2 minutes 3. Add the garlic and anchovies 4. Then very slowly add the oil 5. You will notice the mixture thickening as you add the oil 6. Now add the lemon, Worcestershire and wasabi 7. Blend for 20 seconds 8. Season with salt and cracked black pepper FOR THE SALAD 1. Coat the inside of a bowl with about 2 good tbsp. of dressing 2. With a spatula gently coat the gem lettuce 3. Add freshly chopped coriander and baby vine tomatoes

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ARCADE Midleton's Summer Sale is now underway and they're not giving just 10%, 20%, 30% or even 40% off. In selected areas, there's 50% off tops, dresses, crops, trousers and shoes at Arcade Midleton right now.

In their Established Woman section, you will find dresses for €10, tops for €5 and crops for €5 with new stock arriving daily.

Meanwhile, Arcade's Boutique section has €10 and €20 rails, filled with wonderful designer looks and brands - at high street prices.


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Much of the Arcade's 'Just In' looks are still available for only €19.99, including funky and fashionable halter-neck tops, mini-dresses and distressed tees. For the kids, there's plenty to choose from with shorts, tees, 2 piece and 3 piece sets, hoodies and more - many at up to 40% off.


And Arcade Midleton hasn't forgotten the curvier ladies either, with huge reductions on a wide selection of tops, dresses, cropped trousers, evening outfits and tunics.

Finally, it's a case of 'Happy Feet' at Arcade Midleton, with a complete stock clearance in their footwear department: with sandals, flip flops and pumps all down in price to €5 and €10. So, pop into Arcade Midleton this weekend and discover THE Summer Sale - it's so hot, it can't last forever.


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Fota House Summer Theatre Presents “Bombshells”

by Joanna Murray-Smith In Association with Jasango Theatre WHEN: Tuesday 13th July – 14th August 2010 WHERE: Fota House, Fota Island, Cork . PRICE: Theatre €20, Dinner + Theatre €40

“A rare combination of comedy, truth and rapture.” - The Times

Fota House is delighted to announce the details of their muchawaited Summer Theatre partnership. In association with Galway's Jasango Theatre, Fota House presents “Bombshells”, a wild and passionate comedy by Joanne Murray-Smith, featuring Angela Ryan and Jasmin Finn and directed by George B. Miller. Bombshells is a rip-roaring, explosive and hilarious evening spent with several generations of women on the edge.

SIRIUS ARTS CENTRE AN exhibition of paintings and prints by Dublin based artist, Gerard Cox at the Sirius Arts Centre will run from Friday the 6th until the 29th of August 2010.

Cox has worked as an artist in different media over the last 35 years, from wooden sculpture and drawing to printmaking and painting in this exhibition.

His work has always been based on organic forms and this work particularly celebrates life and nature through colour. In his works he attempts to capture the intensity of living, not in a representational way, but rather through the spirit of emanating from living things.

While his paintings are evolved slowly, the layers build up gradually over a number of weeks to a point of frienzied, but controlled activity. These works are a delight to the eye, and the experience of painting is exposed here in all its glory as a joyous experience. Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm/Saturday & Sunday 2pm – 5pm/closed Monday & Tuesday

In keeping with Jasango’s commitment to collaboration, this production showcases haunting music by The Go Away Birds, and the evocative artwork of painter, Katie Egerton.

Cobh Peoples Regatta

PRICE: THEATRE -€20. Buffet Dinner and Theatre €40 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

The Cobh Peoples Regatta is a 3 day festival with live entertainment taking place in many of the town's pubs. The festival culminates with the a magnificant fireworks display.

Bombshells has wowed audiences all over Ireland with The Sunday Times describing it as “Jaw-droppingly good”. The play opened at Fota House at 8.30 pm. on Tuesday July 13th and will run weekly from Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday, August 14th. BOX OFFICE: Everyman Palace Theatre / / 021 4501673. Telephone and internet transactions are subject to a handling charge. For images/information: Margaret Martin, Tel: 021 4815543 or;

MID August sees the harbour of Cobh becoming a focal point for one of the oldest regattas in Ireland. Rowers and local sailing enthuiasts get together for races, fun and craic.

* Three fun filled days of free entertainment for all the family * With sailing, rowing, dancing, live music, children's day with crab fishing, fancy dress and much more. * Contact Eithne Burke Chairperson 087980877 Visit for more information.

* Ewan McGregor can't live in London * Lady Gaga is ‘perpetually lonely’ * Steven Tyler joining ‘American

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E N T E R TA I N M E N T G U I D E ! The Goalpost Bar & Restaurant Shanagarry

FULL BAR MENU Mon - Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm Sat & Sun 12.30pm - 8.30pm with Sunday Lunch Specials


021 4646492 Screening of “The Sea, Boat and Me” Saturday, August 7th

THE MALL ARTS CENTRE FREE Screening of a film by Brendan Ahern “The Sea, the boat and me” the story of Youghal’s most famous schooner The Kathleen & May. For more details phone (083) 3606507

Whitegate Rowing Club hold All Ireland Championship 2010 Friday, August 13, 2010 to Sunday, August 15, 2010

WHITEGATE Rowing Club have been chosen by the Coastal Rowing Association as the host club for the All Ireland Championships in 2010. Over sixty clubs will participate, with approximately 2500 competitors and approx 3,500 additional spectators of all ages expected in East Cork from August 13th- 15th 2010. The All Ireland event caters for boys and girls from U12’s right up to veterans’ category.

Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club will be the venue for the championships, and the facilities there are rented for the entire event. Along with the rowing, there will be family entertainment including music and dancing, as well as face painting and a bouncy castle. There will also be at least seven food stalls promoting and selling local produce.

Let’s Rejoice with Jameson August 25th

THE JAMESON EXPERIENCE, MIDLETON THIS new stage production is a lively variety of music, song, story and dance reflecting our living tradition. The venue for this performance is The Jameson Experience in Midleton, which itself is now part of our culture.

The Show abounds with originality and good humour throughout and introduces, for the first time anywhere, a new work by “Joyce” written by John Joyce grand-nephew himself and not to be missed. So, let’s rejoice with Jameson at this once off evening experience. Price: €5, OAP & Children- Free

MIDLETON Where a smile & a warm welcome await... EARLY OPENING 9AM

Live music every weekend

All parties catered for

Wallis’ BAR

HarvestArt Exhibition Opening Wednesday, August 11th

THE GRAIN STORE, BALLYMALOE INTRODUCING new work by 7 Cork- based artists Rebecca Bradley, Liz Burgess, Andrea Cashell, Martha Cashman, Diane Magee, Louise McKeon, and Nedyalka Panova Time: 7 p.m.. Contact Details: or (087) 96873581.


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P AT M A C & SEAN GILL Sunday, August 8th:



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SOMETHING SIMPLE Sunday, August 15th:

BOG THE DONKEY CC Thursday, August 19th:


KIERAN KRAMER CC Sunday, August 22nd:


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TRAD SESSIONS Tuesdays, 9.30pm

MID-WEEK OPEN MIC with JAMES MCGRATH Wednesdays, 9.30pm

IN-HOUSE MUSIC Every Fri & Sat, 9.30pm - close

Idol’ as a judge *Justin Bieber working on his memoir * Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz tie the knot in Corsica *

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The Big Screen

A for the A-Team +

Hollywood’s going back AUGUST 6TH -12TH to the start


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WED 11TH & THURS 12TH AUGUST 11.30AM 2.00 4.30PM

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KNIGHT AND DAY (12A) 1.30 4.00 6.30 9.00PM L/S FRI/SAT @ 11.15PM If you never watched the A-Team as a child, don’t worry, you can still enjoy the movie. Joe Carnahan’s 2010 remake of the 80s classic has been polished and rebuilt and due to its prequel plot (much like the Star Trek movie of 2009) won’t leave newcomers in the dark. We get to see how Hannibal Smith assembles his ragtag group of miscreants, all with their own unique personalities and skills. Quinton Jackson is entertaining as muscleman Bosco “BA” Baracus and bounces well off Sharlto Copley, who is hilarious as the frantically nutty pilot, Murdoch. Bradley Cooper shines as womaniser Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck and is easily one of the stars of the movie, alongside Liam Neeson’s Colonel Smith.

The action sequences are a lot of fun and show that the characters are as good with a gun as they are funny. Some of it is a bit over the top, but wasn’t the tv series? Whilst trying to stay true to the show, Carnahan also brings new life to the characters and they feel fresh and contemporary without feeling alien. I could tell you the plot of the movie but I think it’s better to go in with an open mind. But if you’re looking forward to seeing these ex- Army Rangers knocking up some DIY machinery and weapons and executing some far-fetched but awesome plans, you won’t be disappointed. The film’s pace is almost perfect, and you’ll wonder where the two hours went as you are kept constantly entertained as the plot moves along. One piece of advice though; avoid the trailers and you’ll enjoy the movie even more.

The A- Team 2 for next summer? I hope so.


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This seems to be the year of remakes – The Karate Kid, The A-Team, The Sorcerer's Apprentice – which makes me wonder, is Hollywood running out of ideas?

So here's a list of remakes that you may not know were happening...

Knight Rider

Forget the recent TV rebooting, the Weinstein Company has the option to produce a feature film, and the original creator of Knight Rider – Glen A Larson – is hard at work on the screenplay.

Conan The Barbarian

The script is still being written for the remake of one of Arnie’s bestever roles. It’s a fair bet that Arnie won’t be returning, but Sahara scribes, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, are beavering away on the screenplay.

Logan’s Run

Uber-producer, Joel Silver is pushing this long-mooted remake, which has director, Joseph Kosinski, attached (whose name is also being linked with the new Tron film).


They’ve given up making sequels, so now they’re remaking the 80s original. No sign of Doug Bradley as Pinhead, but Clive Barker has been involved with the script, and Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury will be making their English language directorial debuts with the project.

The Birds

How depressing. Hitchcock’s awesome thriller is getting the remake treatment, with Martin ‘Casino Royale’ Campbell rumoured to be directing, and Naomi Watts linked with the project too.


The terrific forerunner to Jurassic Park – also penned by Michael Crichton – Westworld has long been mooted for a remake. Billy Ray, who directed Breach and Shattered Glass, is the latest writer to take a stab at the theme-park-attraction-goes-out-of-control concept.

Howard Stern’s Porkys

A remake of Bob Clark’s bawdy early 80s comedy, this is still in the planning stages with US shock-jock lending his name to the project and the title.


Tim Robbins is apparently hunting for the money for a new big screen adaptation of George Orwell’s classic and never-more-relevant novel.


Surely not? The 80s musical could be coming back to life if director, Kenny Ortega, has anything to do with it. That said, given he directed High School Musical and its spin-offs, he’d probably be allowed to do anything he wanted in Hollywood right now.


Frank Herbert’s source material is set to be mined again, for a new movie due out in 2010. Peter Berg, who directed the brilliant Friday Night Lights movie, is waving the megaphone, but further details are still sketchy.

The Thing

A remake of the 1982 classic that’s got Battlestar Galactica producer, Ronald D Moore, attached to it. That said, it’s being described as a companion rather than a remake.

The Witches

Roald Dahl’s book has already been filmed with Anjelica Huston in the leading role, but Guillermo Del Toro is toying with the idea of having a stab himself. No start date has been announced for the project, though.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

g n i t i r W l l a w e h on t for n o t e l d Mi h c i w d n sa ? s d r a bo CHRISTY PARKER REPORTS

SANDWICH boards and similar street advertising are subject to legal control, and their current proliferation in Midleton will be addressed in the upcoming street landscape works, Town Clerk Joe McCarthy told July’s town council meeting. Cllr. Margaret Trundle had tabled a motion calling for the removal off ‘all sandwich boards and other hazards from the main street.’ She said businesses above street level were adding to manifestations that were making it increasingly difficult for those with disabilities to negotiate the streets.

She had had numerous complaints about it, and two tourists had recently described Midleton as ‘not very wheelchair friendly.’ Cllr. Trundle said the plethora of artefacts and display stalls also ‘make the town look tacky’ and asked who was responsible in the event of an accident?

Cllr. Pat Buckley expressed sympathy for businesses but agreed that the street was ‘a bit like an assault course.’

Thereafter, however, motion was opposed.


Cllr. Noel Collins reflected that businesses need to advertise, while Cllr. Ted Murphy insisted that such furnishings were ‘traditional’ and ‘valuable’ to traders. He felt that ‘tidying them up’ would be sufficient, with the general consensus being that ‘consideration’ and street husbandry could accommodate both advertising paraphenalia and disability access. Cllr. Trundle elaborated that the location of wheelchair parking spaces in Midleton often necessitated users traversing the full length of the town. (‘The one in Church Lane is pointless because people can’t access the footpath there anyway,’ she added.) She suggested that a walk from the Courthouse to Barry’s Corner presented a challenge to anyone.

Counter proposal

Following some deliberation, Cllr. Murphy tabled a counter proposal that street furnishing not be removed. This was


supported 7-2 with only Cllrs Trundle and Pat Buckley opposing.

The town clerk then delivered his stance. He said he didn’t recall ‘150 years of 6ft ice cream cones being sacrosanct.’ He dismissed the idea that sandwich boards facilitate business as ‘nonsense’, before stipulating that footpaths were ‘for people to walk on.’ He explained that existing legislation rendered many items, ‘including machines dispensing chewing gum,’ illegal. The Town Clerk said the upcoming street refurbishment would aim to provide an ‘adequately wide and safe footway for everybody, including those with disabilities,’ observing that ‘it would be posisble to accommodate advertising in several ways without creating a hazard.’ Regarding liability, he said firstly the person placing the object on the thoroughfare was liable. Secondly, Cork County Council might be sued as it is responsible for maintaining the main street. He believed that any action against Midleton Town Council would be unlikely to succeed.

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