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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

East Cork Journal

Issue No. 147

Youghal Council chooses Tues. YOUGHAL Labour Town Councillor, Donie Daly may be obliged to resign his seat following the council’s decision to retain its Tuesday morning meetings arrangement. The decision was taken by vote at a special sitting, following July’s council meeting.

The 1991 Local Government Act stipulates that an authority membership shall be terminated if a member does not attend a meeting 'over a consecutive period of six months,' except when due to illness or some other approved reason. Cllr. Daly has missed four consecutive meetings.

Youghal Town Council meetings were switched to Tuesday mornings from last April onwards, following a public sector work-to-rule by the council executive. Cllr. Daly says he is unable to attend meetings due to work commitments and has persistently aired his grievances, whilst contending that some colleagues deliberately sought to oust him.

At July’s meeting Cllr. Michael Beecher (FG) proposed a return to the traditional 7.30 pm Monday meetings. His proposal was supported by Cllrs. Sammy Revins (FF), Barbara Murray (FG) and Eoin Coyne (FF) and opposed by Cllrs. Michelle Hen-

nessy (SF), Sandra McLellan (SF), Mary Linehan Foley (Mayor, FF)) and Liam Burke (GP). The proposal was defeated by the Mayor’s casting vote.

Cllr. Beecher felt a nine-member council was essential and Cllr. Murray believed 'fairness' favoured Cllr. Daly’s participation. Cllr. Linehan-Foley concurred, but also suggested that Cllr. Daly could try harder to fulfil his mandate.

Below the surface simmered the conviction that Cllr. Daly’s media contributions had caused deep offence. Cllr. Coyne afforded a spade its proper title and vehemently verbalised the consensus. 'I’m sick of Cllr. Daly slating us,' he said, particularly resenting Cllr Daly’s assertion 'that none of us have proper jobs.' With unbridled ire he added, 'And then he expects us to support him! No way. But I’ll work with any councillor who works with me,' he concluded 'and I’ll accept whatever meeting time the council decides.'

Cllr. Daly says he 'expected nothing less,' adding that, 'people have their own agenda. But this tells the people of Youghal that if you don’t tow the line in the council chamber, they’ll exclude you.' He says he will now consult with his party. - Christy Parker

Making waves

'I'M being followed by a woman with a 7 foot stick,' Cllr. Sean Buckley admits, 'If that doesn't make you focus, I don't know what will.'

Sean is talking about Eilish Burns, his swimming coach, who is helping him to get ready for a relay swim across the English Channel in August, to raise funds for the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Summer School in Midleton - and who seems to have an intriguing way of motivating her protégés. The only man on a four-person team, the Midleton Town Councillor will be joined for the 32km swim by Cork City and Dungarvan natives, starting from Dover sometime between August 25th and 28th. Training at Aghada Pier and at Sandy Cove near Kinsale ('the

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conditions there are similar to those in the channel), Sean's hoping to be the next in a long line of Corkonians to go the distance. 'After England and France, Cork has the highest number of swimmers to cross the channel - not Ireland, Cork!' Sean laughs. But swimming is a serious business: the Summer School costs over €12k to run each summer, and Sean's hoping this swim will help to contribute towards their running costs. 'Sponsorship cards are available at the summer school each Tuesday and Thursday,' Sean states (where he got a few tips from Special Olympics swimming medal winner, Darren Twomey, above), 'and you can also get one by calling 021 4631771.' Splash out and support Sean - he's hoping to make waves, and money too!



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'CUTS to emergency ambulance services in Midleton, Youghal and Fermoy should be avoided at all costs,' says Cork East TD, David Stanton.



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The Fine Gael front-bencher raised the issue with the Minister for Health & Children, Mary Harney TD, last week, commenting 'Potential reductions could be very dangerous for the public health.'

Yesterday, July 13th, Deputy Stanton received a letter from the Health Service Executive acknowledging 'the crucial role the ambulance service has in delivering prehospital emergency care to people in the region, and is committed to ensuring that there will be no changes in the service that would detrimentally affect patient care.' The HSE has been in negotiations for some time with ambulance service staff in relation to the high levels of 'on call' arrangements in Cork and Kerry. Recently, SIPTU, the ambulance staff representative body, gave an ultimatum that staff would withdraw the current 'on call' arrangements in the very near future. The HSE, under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission, is now considering a number of options, which have been put to ambulance personnel for their consideration.

The letter - from Roisin Mulqueen, Administrator, National Ambulance Service - concludes, 'The key point to note in the current proposals is that the ambulance service will move from an "on call" system for evening and night cover to 24/7 duty ambulance cover. This will remove time delays associated with "on call" crewing arrangements.'






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Paulina Drozd and Claycastle Studios, Youghal: a match made in heaven

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Paulina Drozd, a young 24 year old lady from the city of Stalowa Wola in Poland, came to Cork for a summer break in 2006. She fell in love with Cork and the Irish attitude for life which she found was a lot more easy going and more relaxed then her home. She made some great friends and decided to stay.


Having studied music in her home before coming to Ireland, she has been working on writing her own songs since her arrival. During a chance encounter with Warren Tivy from Claycastle Studios, who she met through a mutual friend, she expressed a desire to record some songs. Warren - not sure what to expect - asked her what songs did she want to cover, Paula replied, ‘my own songs’, and from that day on a friendship was formed.


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Midleton lotto winner picks up prize, but remains anonymous


IRELAND’S latest Lotto millionaire, who bought his ticket at McCarthy’s Newsagents, Midleton, has called to the National Lottery offices to pick up a cheque for a cool €2 million. The Corkonian, who wishes to remain anonymous, only discovered his good luck when he checked the winning numbers on the National Lottery’s website last Friday.

‘It still hasn’t sunk in,’ said the regular Lotto player, as he celebrated with a glass of champagne.

‘Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d win Lotto. I always hoped, but never thought it would happen.’ It’s a strange feeling. Life goes on and everything returns to normal and then suddenly you get a jolt and think “I’ve just won €2 million.” Brilliant!’

He added, ‘I haven’t decided how I’ll spend it yet. I need to take some time and get my head around things before making any big decisions.’

Uptown girls watch Westlife play Live at the Marquee

Warren and John Burke at Claycastle Studios, with the help of local musicians Paul Cremin on guitar, Oliver Loughnan on drums, Warren himself on bass, John and Greyson from Australia on guitars and Paula on piano, started working on Paula’s songs. Paula, an accomplished piano player, more used to playing on her own, found the whole experience of adding in a complete band behind her, exciting and strange. She found that the songs would change as more background music was added, and she would have to redo the vocals on the songs again. When asked what she likes to do in her free time she replies ‘shopping, meeting friends and going on nights out’. She regularly attends open mic nights in Cork on Mondays and Wednesdays and takes part, all the time improving her songs. When asked what people find appealing about her music, she replied, ‘Irish audiences are used to a certain sound and type of musician, so people are surprised and impressed when they look up to the stage to see such a small petite lady with this mature, soulful sound.’ Her songs, based on her own heritage and culture, have a different meaning and structure, but are interesting to Irish audiences. There are days when she does miss her family, but she calls home every day. In the beginning her parents would say to her, come home Paulina come home, but as time moved on and her parents have seen how well she is doing they now say, Paulina, you are happy and doing well, stay in Ireland. Her family visit her regularly throughout the year, and she returns home as often as she can. She has made new friends who, she says, are now as close to her as her family. Her album ‘Bleeding Hope’, dedicated to her mother, will be available in local shops soon. (Photo: Gabor Szabo from

Lauren Buckley, Lee Coady, Susan Ashman and Lucy Heaphy from Youghal

Orla Skillington from Glanmire, Laura Fitzgerald from Ballyvolane and Emer Crowley from Douglas pictured at the concert of Westlife at Live at the Marquee Cork last week. The boys performed all of their greatest hits, along with songs from their latest album. (Photos: Miki Barlok)

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Midleton’s marvellous Margaret

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Midleton Market Green Shopping Centre. Tel: 021 463 0868 MARGARET Walsh, Ballinascartha, Midleton needs to get a bigger house.

At only 17 years of age, she has already won medals at the Special Olympics World Games, as well as numerous other competitions and now, she’s got to find space for five more medals, following her success in the recent Special Olympics Ireland Games. Margaret, who arrived at the East Cork Journal’s offices with her mum last Friday, brought along 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal, which she won after training hard every Saturday in Crosshaven.

Margaret is a gymnastics expert, bringing home bronze for the Ball Event; silver for the Ribbon & the Hoops; and gold for the Clubs Event as All-Round Gold. Margaret, who has been practicing her gymnastics skills for the past seven years, now plans to take the summer off, before heading back to training in September.

‘The clubs are the easiest,’ Margaret tells us, ‘but the ball can be tricky. I like all the different events though.’

And, while Margaret gets to chill out this summer, her parents aren’t so lucky - they’re going to have to build an extension to house Margaret’s ever-growing medal collection.

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Ireland’s ‘Alcatraz’ handed over to Cork County Council Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



ON Sunday, July 11th, Minister Eamon O’Cuiv TD, Minister for Social Protection on behalf of the Government, handed over the keys to Spike Island, known as Ireland’s Alcatraz, to the Cork County Council. July 11th marks the 72nd anniversary of the handover of Spike Island to the Irish State and also marks the 89th anniversary of the truce declared between the British and Irish Forces during the War of Independence.

Speaking in Cobh Minister O Cuiv said, ‘In July 2009 my colleague, Minister Dermot Ahern, secured Government agreement to transfer Spike Island from his Department of Justice and Law Reform to Cork County Council to allow them explore the tourism potential of the Island. I now have the proud task to formally complete the Government’s wish that the Island be best put to use’. He added that it was a special day for Cobh, Cork and for him personally. ‘Spike Island has a long history and in July, 1938 the Treaty ports were handed back to the Irish State, and our national flag was raised on Spike Island 72 years ago to the day by my grandfather, the then Taoiseach, Eamon de Valera.’

He continued, ‘moving forward to today’s historic event, the Government was open to seeing what potential tourism opportunities the Island could bring to the county and Munster region. That is why we asked a group of officials to look at its tourism potential in 2007’. He finished by saying, ‘I have no doubt that all associated with this plan to harness the heritage potential of the Island will work tirelessly to bring this about’.

Former Island resident, Lol Wilmott and Eamon O’Cuiv TD, Minister for Social Protection at the formal handover ceremony of Spike Island from the government to Cork County Council. (Photos: Daragh McSweeney, Provision)

Cllr. Jim Daly, Mayor of the County of Cork, said that the official handover of the island represented the culmination of a long campaign by the people of Cork.

Seaman, Cian Duggan holds the original 1938 Tri Colour at the handover ceremony on Spike Island


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‘The people of Cork, and particularly those in the harbour area, have long recognised the potential of Spike Island as a tourist and heritage destination. We have campaigned for a number of years to have the island handed over to Cork County Council, and today marks the culmination of the work of so many local politicians and residents.’ ‘Of course,’ continued Cllr. Daly, ‘we’re aware that today is only the start of our work. Through the Spike Island Steering Group, chaired by Professor Brendan Tuohy, we are developing a master plan that will unlock the potential of the island and give Cork one of the leading tourist destinations in Ireland.’ The Lord Mayor of Cobh, Cllr, Finbar O’Driscoll spoke about what it meant to Cobh to have this facility and he thanked all involved in bringing this about.

Eamon O’Cuiv TD, Minister for Social Protection and IPS officer Liam Warner

Martin Riordan, Cork County Manager, said that a master plan for the island would be published for consideration next spring. “The Spike Island Steering Group is hard at work looking at the best ways to develop the island. We have already received proposals from interested parties about developing tourist activities on the island, so we can see the demand that exists to use the island. We hope to have made considerable progress in the planning process before the end of the year.’

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Eamon O’Cuiv TD, Minister for Social Protection with Sgt Mick Kelly (who was at the handover to the Irish state in 1938) and Cork County Mayor, Cllr Jim Daly

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From Cobh to Shanghai: Postcards from the Celtic Tiger Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

shifts caused by the economic boom to the recent downturn, presenting a collective vision of contemporary Ireland through visual art.

Using photography, video and sound to challenge stereotypical metaphors relating to Irish landscape, or employing collage and digital imagery to respond to recent changes, the artworks range from the satirical to a subtle, visual poetry. Also included are pieces utilizing strong documentary practises and footage reflecting current events and trends in Irish society, from the Peace Process to youth culture.

OPENING on Wednesday, July 21st at 3pm, a collection of works by sixteen Irish photographic and video artists will be exhibited at the Xuhui Arts Museum in Shanghai, China. Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh and Chris Hurley, Artistic Director of Cork Film

Centre, Cork City, “Postcards From The Celtic Tiger” presents a collection of some of Ireland’s most dynamic visual artists utilising photography and video in the country today. The exhibition features works by: Martin Cregg, Jennifer Cunningham, Mark Curran, David Farrell, Sean Hillen, Maurice

Galway, Sarah Iremonger, Maximilian Le Cain, Danny McCarthy, Sandra Minchin, Ciara Moore, Harry Moore, Richard Mosse, Jackie Nickerson, Ailbhe Ni Bhriain and Eoin O’Conaill “Postcards From The Celtic Tiger” confronts the radical contrasts resulting from massive

Postcards from the Celtic Tiger is made possible with support from Culture Ireland, Cork City Council, The Irish Embassy in Shanghai China, the Foreign Affairs office in the Xuihui district, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork Film Centre and the Arts Council.

Pride of Place for KGK


The day has finally come upon us, Friday, July 16th: judging day for the Pride of Place Competition. The KGK Community Sports Hall Committee would like to invite and encourage everyone from the combined parishes to attend. Remember, this event is very much about us all coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about our local area. There are many of you that have been working extra hard at preparing for this event, which is reinforcing the involvement of the local community in all aspects of rural and urban life, particularly in promoting social inclusion and cohesion. Everyone is welcome to help; you can do this by contacting Mike O’Neill on 086 2538272 or Eamonn Lonergan on 086 8398247. Your presence on Friday, July 16th at 10am in the KGK Community Sports Hall will help recognise and celebrate the vital contributions that our local community groups make to our society. There will be entertainment and catering, along with a PowerPoint presentation to help the judges see what is being carried out in this all-embracing Community. Do come along and enjoy the social spirit of the occasion.

We are also very happy to inform you that the Killeagh Choir and Castlelyons Gospel Choir will be performing in the hall on Saturday, September 25th. This is sure to be a very entertaining night; we will have more details nearer the time. The KGK Community Sports Hall is kindly sponsored by Tallow Area Credit Union.

This exhibition is the next chapter of important cultural twinning activites between Cobh, Cork City and the Xuhui Disctrict in Shanghai, China. The exhibition links in with other outside events connected to Expo 2010, currently taking place in Shanghai.

RNLI lifeboat assists 31 ft. yacht 8 miles east of Ballycotton Bay

AN Irish registered yacht, with four persons aboard, sought assistance from the emergency services when their vessel ran into difficulties 8 miles east of Ballycotton Bay in East Cork. The yacht was on passage from Arklow to Crosshaven in Cork Harbour to attend Cork Week, which is due to take place next week. Ballycotton Lifeboat Station was contacted and requested to launch. They reached the yacht at 5.50pm and established a tow. Sea conditions in the area were unpleasant with the wind blowing F6 / F7. The yacht was towed to Ballycotton harbour and safely secured alongside the pier wall.


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Youghal Vintage Club are classic


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Members and friends of Youghal Vintage Club, including Liam Irwin, President, Maurice Smiddy, Chairman, Dennis Hennessey, Chairman, Mogeely Vintage Club, Tommy Collins, CRY, Paddy Griffin, Ass. Treasurer, Liam Ryan, Eddie Davis, Aglish and other officers

Noreen and James Buckley from Midleton and Miguel Alonso with their spotless 1975 vintage car


The word ‘Vintage’ can mean many different things. As an adjective it has the synonyms ‘quality’, ‘superior’, ‘select’, ‘seasoned’, ‘mellowed’. As a Verb the synonyms include ‘collector’ and ‘antique’.

There can be no doubt about it but Youghal Vintage Club can definitely be described in the adjective group and, in fact, any of the above would be an accurate description of the members.

Youghal Vintage Club was founded back in the year 1990 when a group of Youghal men who had just completed the Upton Vintage Run, met in Farrell’s of Summerfield for a well earned cup of tea! One word led to another, and a decision was taken that it was high time a Vintage Club was formed in the Youghal area. The original founders included Tom Leahy, Liam McCarthy, John O’Sullivan, Liam Ryan, Maurice Smiddy, and John O’Neill. The inaugural Youghal Vintage Run was held the following year, 1991, and funds raised on the day were for the Youghal Parish Building Fund, a fund which many in the Youghal area will remember . An amazing amount of £1,000 was collected that day, and donated to the fund.

Twenty years later, on Sunday morning last, these gentlemen – along with approximately 22 other entrants, met at Youghal Rugby Football Club to commence their annual Charity Vintage Run which again this year is for a very worthy local charity, Youghal Hospice. Other Charities to benefit over the years from the Youghal Vintage Fundraising runs include MS Society, Cappagh Hospital, Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Youghal Meals on Wheels, Marymount Hospice, CRY Local Radio, Friends of St Raphael’s and Chernobyl. Those who came along on the bright, sunny morning were treated to refreshments and hot coffee/tea, accompanied by the dulcet tones of Tommy Collins who was broadcasting live for the local CRY radio station. The ‘seasoned’ and replete members then climbed aloft their antique vehicles, adjusted mirrors, settled comfortably into the old leather seats, checked the brakes, and drove at a sedate pace through the gates of the Club, turning right to the bypass and on out the Glendine Road to Lismore, Cappoquin, Tallow, Clashmore and back to Youghal. They made quite a sight as they ambled steadily and comfortably along in a very long line, one behind the other, metalwork gleaming, and all lovingly polished and looking their best – the vehicles, that is! The entry this year was exceptionally good and Phil Hogan, P.R.O. told the East Cork Journal that there were participants from Aglish, Rylane, Killeagh, Tallow, Youghal, Knockanore, Pilmore, Grange, Ballymacoda, Whitegate and Castlemartyr. Impressive indeed. The members of Youghal Vintage Club take great pleasure in their vehicles, keeping them bright and shining and in tip top condition, and most of them could be said to be in as good a shape now as on the day they were manufactured. Another meaning of ‘Vintage’ is “representative of the best” and this, surely, is an apt way to describe the long standing members of Youghal Vintage Club.

Jimmy Dalton, Mags Carey and Pauline Lumbard with members of Youghal Vintage Club who came along to support the run

ABOVE: Not quite vintage, Phil O’Neill, James Fitzgerald and James Hennessey RIGHT: Greeting the entrants are John O’Sullivan, treasurer, Maurice Smiddy, Chairman, Michael Grifin, Sec. and Phil Hogan, PRO, Youghal Vintage Club

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Cakes, coffee and chat raise funds in Youghal

Sarah, who celebrated her 7th birthday on Thursday last with a big party in the GAA hall, is pictured with her brother, Ronan and mum, Siobhán


THE August Bank Holiday weekend is the date for the monster Family Fun Festival currently being organised by Youghal GAA. To help with the finances for this FREE weekend of entertainment and activity, a Cake, Coffee and Chat morning was organised for Saturday last, July 10th at the Club Aras premises. It rained...and rained....and rained but that did not deter the stalwart Mags, Ciara and Tina O’Connell, supporters and families of members from great GAA supporters coming along and supporting the event. The clubhouse was a hive of activity with calorie loaded creamy cakes sitting comfortably next to crunchy home made biscuits covered in chocolate, and scones of all shapes and sizes smiling up at the people, just asking to be eaten. And they were! One of the lady supporters present brought a laugh when she was heard to say “I would be my correct weight if I was 10 inches taller!!”.

Books were also for sale at very reasonable Pamela, Christopher, Corina and Anne Marie prices, and Jillian Corcoran told the East smile for the East Cork Journal Cork Journal that any books not purchased will be up for sale again at the Festival weekend.

Cara McCaughey, Luke Lenane and Cameron Bennett enjoyed the creamy buns

Claire and Debbie show off their tans

Keeping everyone supplied with tea and coffee were Maira Dempsey and Jillian Corcoran, PRO Youghal GAA

The fundraiser took place from 10am to 1pm during which time the massive amount of €485 was raised. Well done to all who baked, brought sandwiches and helped on the day.

Let’s hope the next organised fundraiser is a long run or walk, preferably up over the Three wise men, Colman Walsh, Davy Russell Vee and back again! and Ciaran Bennett

Sean Nós dancing’s back with a bang in Castlemartyr

Brendan and Kate McCarthy

BFFs, Anthony McGrath and Caoimhe O’Connor sporting the Youghal colours

AN exclusive Sean Nós dancing workshop with World Champion Edwina Guckian takes place on Saturday, July 31st, in Castlemartyr. It is being run in conjunction with Pat Shortt’s Kiltha River Tradfest over the August bank holiday weekend with acts such as John Spillane, De Danann and Stockton’s Wing performing. A weekend not to be missed.

The workshop is from 11am - 2pm for both children and adults in the marquee beside Pat Shortt’s Bar. €10 per person. Bring your dancing shoes and maybe a brush for the Damhsa Scuab!

22 year old primary school teacher, Edwina Guckian hales from Drumsna in Co. Leitrim and has been dancing for 17 years. She had taught her sean nós dancing world wide, won several titles and shared the stage with Frankie Gavin’s De Danann, Dervish, Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill, Zoe Conway, Seamus Begley, the Tulla Ceili Band and 4 men and a Dog to name a few.

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Having been teaching dancing now for 6 years to children and adults all over Ireland she is really looking forward to her workshop at the Kiltha River TradFest. “Sean Nós Dancing is easy to learn and its all for fun. There’s no right or wrong way of doing it. Sean Nós dancing is all about YOUR style, letting that inner gimp out and going mad to the music! It’s great craic!”

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Hope to see ye all at the Kiltha River Tradfest during the August Bank Holiday weekend at Pat Shortt’s Bar, Castlemartyr!

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Under the spreading chestnut tree

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Parish Radio

PLEASE note that the Parish Radio transmitter is back in operation and you shuld be able to receive Mass on your receivers again. Once again we apologise for the inconvenience caused while the transmitter was out of operation.

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Midleton Credit Union Ltd Carrigtwohill Sub-office

The above will hold a summer BBQ on Wednesday, August 18th, at the Midleton Park Hotel, celebrating fifty years of the Credit Union movement, at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets are €15 and are available at both offices. Music by Pat Burke and his band. All are welcome.

Mogeely Vintage Club

The above will hold their 11th Annual Festival on Sunday, July 18th, at 2 pm. This will be a great family day out with proceeds going to Marymount Hospice – Home Care. For further details contact John on 087 8079250 or Denis on 087 2508690.

Coffee/Tea Evening – Lourdes Invalid Fund

Ann and Donal Ahern, together with Ann’s sisters Nuala and Mary and Breda Lynch, wish to extend sincere thanls to all who supported the above event at Ann’s home in Glenview, Dungourney, and thanks also to those who supported the raffle, sponsored prizes and to anyone who helped in any way to ensure the success of the evening. An outstanding €4,433 was raised for the Lourdes Invalid Fund. Renewed thanks to all.

Irish Red Cross – Midleton Branch

The monthly meeting of the above was held at Midleton Community Hospital last week. Chairperson, Maura Milton presided and secretary, Susanne Sohege read the Minutes of the last meeting. Mary Ryan and mary Troy, joint Treasurers gave a detailed Financial Report.

Unit Officer, Finbarr Barrett said that training was ongoing on a weekly basis, also practical First Aid Classes, and he especially mentioned FETAC Level 5. He also said that the uniform issues would be sorted out soon. He spoke of the road race on July 28th, on behalf of Carrigtwohill Meals on Wheels, at which the unit will be on duty.

Kathleen and Maura attended a presentation of a cheque by fourth class students at Gaelscoil Manistir Na Coran for the Haiti Fund, which was the proceeds of a cake sale. Compliments were extended to the children for organising this event. The erection of a leanto for Ambulances was also discussed at the meeting.

East Cork Wheelchair Association

The monthly meeting of the above was held on Wednesday last. Chairperson, Maureen Griffin presided and at the outset a vote of sympathy was extended to the family of Participant Member, Harry Eyers and to Kevin Cooney and family on the death of his wife Mary. Also to her mother, Dinah and brother, Ted O’Donovan. Sympathy also to Larry Keating on the death of his brother-in-law. May their kindly souls rest in peace.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary Stuart and Simon Coady gave a Financial Report. He extended thanks to the various organisations and to Cobh Town Council for their generous sponsorship. Sarah O’Mahony, East Cork Service Co-ordinator, was welcomed to the meeting by Chairperson, Maureen. Sarah spoke of health, safety, fire drills and risk assessment regarding lifting etc.

She also spoke of funding for tutor from VEC for ceramics.

The main discussion on the Agenda was the forthcoming Fundraising Day in Midleton and Cobh on Saturday, July 17th next. Help is required, so do please contact any committee member if you wish to help out in any way.

W E D N E S D AY, July 14th: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Thursday: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday:No Whist until further notice. Tuesday, July 20th: 45 Drive at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm.

Midleton & District Active Retirement went on a trip to Lismore Castle Gardens & Art Gallery on July 7th

Denis O’Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Lions Club said how pleased he was to be present and to see everyone in a happy and jovial mood, and he wished the children, helpers and organisers well.

Monseignor Gould in blessing the Summer School, said that it is a wonderful venue and he asked he Lord to keep everyone safe during the holiday.

Margaret thanked all their helpers, especially Seán Buckley who intends to swim the Channel as a fundraiser, and to Tina Dunleavy who intends to cycle from Cork to Galway. Well done to all for their support.

Sustainable Midleton and Grow it Yourself

The above will be hosting an Open Evening at their Demonstration Food Garden in the Coolbawn Car Park, Broderick Street, on tomorrow Thursday, July 15th, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and tour their vegetable, herb and soft fruit gardens, which will be of great interest to those starting a small garden of their own. Enquiries to 021 4652429.

Midleton G.A.A. Pavilion

There will be a ladies night held at the above on Sunday next, July 18th, with entertainment by the famous Chain Gang. Tickets €15, on sale at the Pavilion and at the door on the night. Doors will open at 7.30 pm sharp. Manager, Pat Wafer is hoping for a good turn out on the night. Pat also informs us that in August the very entertaining music of Heart to Heart will be playing in the Pavilion, which is great news for all those dance lovers, and the charge is still at the minimal fee of €8.

Music on Saturday night next, July 17th, will be by Dermot Lyons.

East Cork Parents and Bells Friends of the Mentally Wedding Congratulations on their marriage last weekend to Audrey Ahern and James Handicapped O’Brien and extended best The official opening of the 20th Annual Summer School took place in St. Colman’s Community College, Youghal Road, Midleton, on Tuesday, July 6th and it was wonderful to be present to see 85 or more students willing to give of their time voluntary during the weeks of their summer school. Margaret Trundle welcomed all present, parents, guests and friends etc.

Mayor of Midleton Niall O’Neill said that he was honoured and privileged to be present at this great occasion and to open the Summer School. He congratulated all the helpers and he wished them well, and hoped that the weather would continue to be favoulable.

wishes to you both for the future.

Get Well

Get well wishes to Anne Prendergast who is still in hospital, and our thoughts ard prayers are extended to her. We hope that she will soon be feeling much better, also a speedty recovery to Louis Doyle.

Glad to hear that Dick Cashman is in good form after his stay in hospital and best wishes for continued good health.

Fota House

Fota House Summer Theatre presents, Bombshells, on July 13th – August 14th, Tuesday to Saturday

8.30 pm, at the Marquee in the gardens of Fota House, Fota Island. Theatre €20 or dinner and theatre €40 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Dinner from 6 pm. booking office, The Everyman Theatre. or 021 4501673.

Telephone and internet transactions are subject to a handling charge.

CDYS coffee morning this Friday CLOYNE Diocesan Youth Services Ltd hosts a coffee morning in its new premises on this coming Friday, July 16th from 11am to 1pm.

This public open morning is an opportunity for all members of the community to call in, have a cup of coffee & a scone and see our new youth premises on Mill Road, Midleton.

Maybe you have an interest in community activities; perhaps you have a teenager whom you would like to get involve with CDYS; or perhaps you have time on your hands and you would like to share a skill, some knowledge or advice with others. Or you might just be interested to know a little bit more about the services in your area. Whatever your reason, staff are very happy to meet you and welcome you to our new youth facility in Midleton. For more information, please contact Youth Worker Susan on 086 8031227.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Birthday greetings to Caroline Duggan, Eoin Warne, John McSweeney, Olive Williams, Mary Troy (Showfield), Doreen O’Donoghue, Marianne Foley, Aaron O’Donovan, Ailbe Wholohan, brothers Tom and John Connors, my grandsons 6 year old Philip Dunne (Laois), 8 year old Peter Woulfe (Dundalk) and to Philip’s aunt Catherine Lynch (Castlemartyr).

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The Ecclesiastical Review East Cork

Peter’s Pence

The manner in which the heinous crime was effected was as cowardly as it was fatal: under the chair of state in which Ethelbert sat, a deep pit was dug; at the bottom of it was placed the murderer; the unfortunate king was then let through a trapdoor into the pit; his fear overcame him so much, that he did not attempt resistance. Three months after this, Queenrid died, when circumstances convinced Offa of the innocence of Ethelbert; he therefore, to appease his guilt, built St. Alban’s monastery, gave one-tenth part of his goods to the poor, and went in penance to Rome–where he gave to the Pope a penny for every house in his dominions.

LET us make sure that none of God’s children ever feels alone.” - Pope Benedict XVI

In September of 2006, Pope Benedict XVI gave a homily in which he explained that those who are baptised create one family of believers who are never alone. The Peter’s Pence Collection unites us in solidarity to the Holy See and its works of charity to those in need. Your generosity allows the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters with promptness, love, and compassion, so God’s people will not feel alone in their time of misfortune.

The Peter’s Pence Collection derives its name from an ancient custom. In ninth-century England. King Alfred the Great collected money – “pence” or pennies – from landowners as financial support for the Pope. Today, the Peter’s Pence Collection supports the Pope’s philanthropy by giving the Holy Father the means to provide emergency assistance to those in need because of natural disaster, war, oppression, and disease. The name derives from the fact that the Holy See is called the see of Peter.

The ancient payment

The term Peter’s Pence, in its Latin form, is not seen until 1031, and the payment may not have had a single origin under the Saxons. Whether seen as a pious contribution, or merely a levy, it evidently underwent various changes both before and after the Norman conquest. It was applied as a ‘penny per hearth’ annual tax by the Normans to Ireland in the latter twelfth century under the Papal Bull Laudabiliter. Otherwise called in the Saxon Romefeoh, i.e., the fee due to Rome, it was a tribute or rather an alms given by Ina, King of the West Saxons, in his pilgrimage to Rome in the year 725. And the like was given by Offa, King of the Mercians, throughout his dominions, in 794. But it was said not to be a tribute to the pope, but for the sustenation [sic] of the English School or College at Rome. It was called Peter-pence because it was collected on the feast day of St. Peter ad Vincula [1 August], a penny for every house. Ethelbert, king of the East Angles, having reigned single for some time, thought fit to take a wife; for this purpose he came to the court of Offa, king of Mercia, to desire his daughter in marriage. Queenrid, consort of Offa, a cruel, ambitious, and bloodthirsty woman, who envied the retinue and splendour of the unsuspicious king, resolved in some manner to have him murdered, before he left their court, hoping by that to gain his immense riches; for this purpose she, with her malicious and fascinating arts, overcame the king–her husband, a villain was therefore hired, named Gimberd, who was to murder the innocent prince.

The earliest documentary evidence concerning it is found in a letter written from Rome by King Canute to the English clergy in 1031. It was then a levy of one penny on each hearth or household of an annual rental of thirty pence or over. Regarded as a tax rather than an offering, payment was apt to be avoided, the more so as time went on. Indeed, in the 13th century the revenue arising from it had been stabilized, on the basis of the assessment of a much earlier day, at the annual sum of £20 1s. 9d for the whole of England. Pope Clement pressed to have the levy paid on the (more rewarding) ancient basis of a penny from all households. By the 14th century, a standard sum, typically 5s. per manor or parish, was being forwarded to local church authorities for onward transmission. It appears that new tenants entering on a property which had historically been subject to a Peter’s Pence levy, did not always accept the obligation to pay. Older sources are often unclear in their references to Peter’s Pence, and there was (and remains) a degree of local confusion between Peter’s Pence, various hearth taxes (sometimes called smoke-money or smoke-farthings), and other ancient payments.

By the end of the 12th century, the English population had increased, so the ecclesiastical authorities were collecting more than the stabilised sum, and were keeping the surplus.

It ceased to be remitted to the pope after 1320, but seemingly this was not permanent. The exact reason for the ‘prohibition‘ by Edward III is unknown, but the threat of withholding payment of Peter’s Pence proved more than just a useful weapon against recalcitrant popes in the hands of English kings. Thus, in 1366, and for some years after, it was refused on the grounds of the pope’s obstinacy. Evidently, however, the payment survived or was revived, in some localities, because it was one of many payments abolished by Act of Parliament in the 25th year of Henry VIII’s reign. The 1534 Act (‘An Act for the exoneration of exactions paid to the See of Rome’) specifically mentions Peter’s Pence. Along with other payments, it was ‘never more to be levied … to any person’, indicating that the payment was to be extinguished completely and not diverted to crown use.

Under Queen Mary, Henry VIII’s reformation legislation was overturned. On 16 Jan 1555, royal assent was given to ‘An Act, repealing all Statutes, Articles, and Provisions, made against the See of Rome, sithence the 20th Year of King Henry the Eighth; and for the Establishment of Ecclesiastical Possessions conveyed to the Laity’ (1 & 2 Philip & Mary c.8). This did not mention Peter’s Pence specifically. There is isolated evidence that in some parishes payment of Peter’s Pence did, indeed, resume under Mary, for instance in Rowington, Warwickshire, where the church accounts for 1556 record the collection of 54s. 4d., a considerable sum. Mary’s Act was, in turn, repealed by the 1559 Act of Supremacy, under Elizabeth.


Ecclesiastical Events Parish of Youghal Fr. Patrick Relihan 024 92456. Emergency Number 087 9779906.

Priest on Call,

Those who were baptised in the parish in the month of June are welcome into the Church: Aaron Sean Barron O’Donovan, Leah Rose Coleman, Óisin King, Abbi Mai Walsh, Shay John Kenneally, Niamh Lily Dalton, Séan Thomas Scully, Séan Thomas Lyons, Mary Adetunji, Christanna Adetunji, Joseph Adetunji, Tori Sasha Twohig Pierce, Michael Stephen Donnelly-O’Connell, Shane Patrick Coffey, Callum Patrick Ahearne Coyne, Jack Thomas McCarthy, Donnacha Michael jack Lawloer, Cormac Willie John Foley.


leave to Fr. Eamonn Kelleher and we wish him evrry happiness. Fr. Gerard Cremin, a native of newmarket and ordained just two years ago, has been appointed Curate in Midleton and will take up residence in St Mary’s Road this summer.

Copies of the video of the Corpus Christi procession are available in the Parish office at a price of €10.

Corpus Christi Procession

Parish office

The Parish Office will be closed from Monday to Wednesday of this week and will reopen on Thursday as normal.

Eucharistic Adoration

Parish of Carrigtwohill

The second collection next weekend will be for Peter’s Pence.

On behalf of the Parish Community, we would like to thank Monsignor Denis Reidy for the work he has done and the contribution he has made to the spiritual and community life of our parish since 1994. Monsignor will continue to live in the parish in his retirement, and we wish him many years of happiness.

Persons are needed to spend time during the following hours: Monday from 6pm to 7pm: Wednesday from 3am to 4am and from 4pm to 5pm: Saturday from 4pm to 5pm. Please contact Pat on 91145.


Aulgust 13thm to 20th. Flight from Cork. Contact Slattery Travel 025 31811 or Fr. Winkle.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima

(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 July 18th, Speaker expected is Brendan O’Brien. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 024-25964/086-1732034. See for information and directions to Brú na Sí. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians Ch 2 v 9.

Youghal Baptist Church

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal services information

Parish Pastoral Council

Our best wishes to Fr. Denis O’Hanlon on his appointment as Parish Priest of Lisgoold, and our thanks to him for his contribution to our Parish over the past eleven years.


We welcome our new parish Priest, Fr. Anthony O’Brien, who comes to us from Lisgoold parish, and our new Curate, Fr. Gabriel Burke, who has been a Curate in Macroom Parish. We hope they will find their time in Carrigtwohill both fruitful and fulfilling.


The Parish office in the Sacristy at the side of the church is open each Saturday morning from 10.45am to 12noon. One of the priests will be available during that time.

Parish office

Sunday, July 11th: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 021429462.

The Legion of Mary meet each Monday night in the Sacristy at 7pm.

Parish of Midleton

The official blessing of the Summer Scheme took place on Monday, July 12th last. The scheme continues as follows: 4th, 5th and 6th w/e July 19th. Junior and Seniors w/e July 26th.

Archbishop Clifford, Apostolic Administrator has announced clerical changes in the Diocese of Cloyne. The Archbishop has granted sabbatical

Diocesan Clerical Changes

Legion of Mary

The Door collection on July 3rd and 4th amounted to €958.50. Thank you.

Church Collection

Summer Recreation Scheme

Only children who are registered can attend the Scheme.

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

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Forget Spain... these are the real champions!

Dennis, Joan and Niamh Twomey, with their sporting star, Darren

ON Monday last, July 12th, Midleton Town Council held a Public Reception for East Cork Special Olympics athletes.

On hand to congratulate the exSpecial Olympics golfer, Patricia Ronayne with coaches Aileen tremely-talented eight were Mayor of Midleton, Niall Crowley, Kerry Ann Cody and Mary Kenefick

O'Neill, Cllrs. Pat Buckley, Margaret Trundle and Sean Buckley, Special Olympics coaches, Aileen Crowley, Kerry Ann Cody and Mary Kenefick, as well as all their families and friends.

Brian Wall (Bowling), Patrick Plant and Patricia Ronayne (Golf), Joseph McCarthy and Sandra Egan (Basketball), Margaret Walsh (Gymnastics), John Dunlea (Shot Putt) and Darren Twomey (Swimming) were delighted to be invited to the coun-

cil's offices for this special event, each one bringing their medals with them - and making sure that the sunlight made them twinkle at every opportunity.

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Cloyne's Brian with Martha, Anne, Callum, Robbie and Kirstie Wall

John Dunlea with Elizabeth, Ciara, Elaine and Lorna

Martina Plant and Special Olympics basket- Midleton basketballer Joseph McCarthy with baller Sandra Egan cosy up for a photo Mary Kenefick

Special Olympics golfer, Patrick Plant with his brother, Peter

Back row: Cllr. Sean Buckley, John Dunlea, Sandra Egan, Cllr. Niall O'Neill, Mayor of Midleton, Joseph McCarthy, Cllr. Margaret Trundle and Cllr. Pat Buckley. Front row: Brian Wall, Margaret Walsh, Patrick Plant, Patricia Ronayne and Darren Twomey

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Fr. Eamonn Kelleher leaves Midleton for ‘pastures new’

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ON Thursday last, Fr. Eamonn Kelleher performed 10am Mass at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton - a normal occurrence.

But, following Mass, Fr. Kelleher was in for a surprise when Pa Coakley, PRO of Midleton Pioneer Council, made a presentation to him, thanking him for

supporting and helping the Pioneers during his five and a half years in Midleton. Pa told the East Cork Journal, ‘Over the years, Fr. Eamonn was a great help to our schools, with our President Michael McNerney. In fact, over thirty boys and girls became pioneers (from St. Brigid’s NS and Midleton CBS Primary) last week, and we are

all delighted to see so many young people taking The Pledge. We wish Fr. Eamonn the best of luck and offer our sincere thanks to him.’

Fr. Kelleher is leaving Midleton for ‘pastures new’ in Castletownroche and is wished every success in his new parish.

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Whitegate warbles for Ballycotton lifeboat

coming to Wallis’ Midleton this Friday THE karaoke competition in aid of Ballycotton Lifeboat moved to Whitegate last weekend when The Long Point Bar held their heat on July 9th. Several customers suggested to organisers that staff member, Laura Franks should sing a song but the shy bar worker was quite happy to support the other singers. However, her friends had other ideas! Laura was surprised when her name was called out. Her rendition of “Summer of 69” proved a winner.

last visit to Midleton before the Grand Final. Seamus is very keen that his pub will be well represented in Garryvoe Hotel on July 30th, and was making his preparations for their heat a week in advance. The following night, Saturday, July 17th, the competition visits Ballycotton again at The Schooner Bar. Brid and Mike are lining up their singers and hope to throw down the gauntlet to the other businesses participating in the competition.

The competition moves to Wallis’ Bar, Midleton, next Friday, July 16th. This is the second and

With a prize fund of €1,500 singers who have not yet succeeded in qualifying for the final

Kevin O’Neill (pictured) sang a unique version of “Unchained Melody” to all the women present, and was invited to perform it again during the interval at the Grand Final. At the end of a very enjoyable evening the contestants for the Long Point Bar were announced as Laura Franks and Pat O’Sullivan.

are reminded that their opportunities are getting fewer. Supporters of Ballycotton Lifeboat, and contestants already qualified, are looking forward to the bank holiday weekend and Garryvoe Hotel on the Friday night in particular.

With only a few weeks to go there will be one last visit to Whitegate, when the heat at the Schooner Bar takes place on Saturday, July 24th. On Sunday, July 25th, it will be back to the Inn by the Harbour, Ballycotton with the final heat of the competition taking place at the Blackbird, Ballycotton, on Thursday, July 29th.

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Aoife's birthday Ray-OK in Midleton NOT many people can say that Ray D'Arcy wished them a happy birthday in person, and not just over the airwaves.

family and friends gathered at her sister Grainne's house. As the first winner of the HB Happy Days Party, in conjunction with Today FM, not only did Ray broadcast live from the house, but free ice-creams, a bouncy castle and food prepared by celebrity chef, Rachel Allen were all part of the prize.

Aoife Waterman is now one of that happy few.

When Aoife's sister, Grainne Foley from Walshtown Beg, Midleton, emailed the Ray D'Arcy Show a few weeks ago, little did she think that he - and the entire Today FM team - would be broadcasting live from her sunroom on Friday last.

The Fix It Friday Show began in a closed room at Grainne's house before, at 10am, the whole gang moved into the sunroom, in front of Aoife and Grainne's family and friends.

But they did - and they brought along Crystal Swing, Rachel Allen and John Spillane to give them a hand. After some well-planned misdirection brought Aoife to Grainne's house on Friday morning, Aoife was amazed when someone said 'Isn't that Ray D'Arcy's car in the driveway?' 'Don't be stupid,' came the understandable response. Gobsmacked is the only word to describe Aoife's reaction, as

Crystal Swing performed 'He Drinks Tequila' live, while John Spillane also performed. Both Jenny Kelly and Mairead Farrell were there too, with Mairead showing a definite penchant for chocolate biscuits in the morning! A surprised Aoife Waterman finds herself as a guest on the Ray D'Arcy Show on TodayFM, live from the Foley household at Walshtown Beg, Midleton. The Foley family were the first of four families around the country picked from over 3,000 entrants to host the HB Happy Days parties from their homes. (This photo: Billy MacGill)

Irina Dunec with James Fleming

Dominika and Julia tuck into their HB ice-creams!

And, while we never asked Aoife exactly which birthday she was celebrating, we're sure it's one she won't forget in a hurry.

HB Happy Days party winner Grainne Keating with Mairead Farrell and Jenny Kelly, Today FM and birthday girl, Aoife Waterman

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Brin g y our LI TTL E MONKE YS to SU MMER C AMP a t

FOTA ISLAND RE SORT SUMMER holidays are here at last! The notion of long summer days stretching away ‘til September may make kids smile, but parents’ brows furrow as they struggle to come up with a plan to keep their offspring busy, safe and happy.

One easy way to do just that is to take advantage of the fantastic range of camps and activities available all summer at Fota Island Resort – you don’t need to be staying at Fota to benefit from all the fun!

With camps designed to entertain kids from 6 years of age, each club is packed full of specially selected elements for each age group.

It’ s the ( mon key) bus in ess !

Supervised and organised, the camps ensure that kids come home at the end of every day full of chat and stories of great adventures, new skills learned and new friends made – just what summer holidays should be all about! The Spider Monkeys Club runs from 11am until 2pm up to August 30th, daily from Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays, and caters for kids aged 6-8.

A supervised club, the Spider Monkeys Club, has a wide range of activities suitable for this age group including Golf Academy, nature trails, treasure hunts, drama, team puzzles, a swim club, fitness classes and trivia quizzes.

The Giraffe Club, as its name suggests, is geared towards those perhaps a little taller, but certainly a little older! Aimed at children aged 9-11, the club runs from 2.30pm to 5.30pm daily, from Monday to Thursday and on Saturdays up to August 30th. Incorporating many of the same activities as the Spider Monkeys Club, the approach at the Giraffe Club is designed to stretch the older children just that little bit more, with an emphasis on fitness and teambuilding, including orienteering and tennis.

A ll k id s camp s c o s t j u s t €11 5 p e r child p er day .

Of course, Fota Island Resort is also famous for golf, and for kids who are keen to spend time on the greens this summer, there is a whole schedule of golf-focused events at Fota’s world-class Golf Academy. Ireland’s most modern golf academy, this is the home of the Kids Golf Summer Camps, a structured programme designed to help children from 7 to 14 quickly develop golf skills, with fun step-by-step guides through all aspects of the game, taking place over two days from 9am to 1pm on 14th & 15th July and 11th & 12th August, costing €80 per child.

Resort offers activities that will ensure kids make the absolute most of their precious time off, giving parents the chance to relax, unwind and enjoy the summer holidays too! For details or bookings contact Fota Island Resort on 021 488 3700 or or visit

So, from the swings (of the golf clubs) to the roundabouts (of the organised games) Fota Island

KIDS’ CAMPS at Fota Island Resort this Summer KIDS CAMPS THIS SUMMER: * Introductory Golf Classes * Advanced Golf Classes * Tennis Camp * Swim Camp * Fitness Boot Camp For details or bookings, tel. 021 4883700

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East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Summer Camp 20 years of magical moments and memories

ON Tuesday, July 6th, the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Summer School kicked off its 20th year, with it's annual opening ceremony at St. Colman's Community College, Midleton. Cllr. Niall O'Neill, Mayor of Midleton was present, alongside Vice-Mayor Mary Woods, Cllr. Pat Buckley, local clergy, GardaĂ­ and members of the Midleton Male Voice Choir. As always, organisation founder, Margaret Trundle, thanked everyone for attending, adding that the GardaĂ­ were there to run a spot-check on all of the helpers! 82 children will attend the summer camp this year, with 114 helpers from across East Cork on hand to (obviously!) help out! Denis O'Sullivan, Midleton Lions Club performed the official opening with a little help from the Summer School's official Mayor, David Scannell.

Billy Warne and Cyril Condon, Midleton Male Voice Choir serenade Kathleen Woulfe

Helpers Clodagh & James with DJ Dunleavy

Finally, just before the summer camp got underway, Elaine Smiddy and Margaret Beausang, Principal, Kilcredan NS presented a cheque to Margaret Trundle and Pat Parker, the proceeds of a cake sale held by the school earlier in the year.

And, with that, the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Summer School, began for 2010.

Conor & Shane Mulligan

Not a bad way to start things off at all.

Eileen, Tony and Siobhan Feehily, Riverstick - Siobhan won a bronze medal for swimming at the Special Olympics Helper Joanne with Edward Stack

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Lorraine & Michael Casey

'Who's looking forward to this year's summer school?' Niamh Connor and her mum, Gretta are! Chris Moran, Richard O'Brien and Conor Lehane

Cathal and his sister, Orla

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East Cork snippets Fermoy whist drive

RESULTS FROM SUNDAY, JULY 11TH: Best overall score: Paddy Byrne Winning gents: I O’Brien, K. Clifford, Jim Ryall, E. Ring, U. Barry, Frank Roche, Henry Forde and B. Brennan. Winning ladies: Pat O’Leary, Mairead Scannell, Mary K. Dowling, Phyllis Power, Anne Hurley, Joan O’Callaghan, Esther Lomasney and Margaret Regan. Raffle: Joan McHugh, Mary Mason and Mary Fenton.

CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Curley, daughter of Micky and Caroline Curley, New Street, Tallow and Shane Guildea, son of Mary and the late Anthony Guildea, Balbriggan, Co.Dublin who were married in Tallow Church recently. Fr. McNamara officiated and the reception was held in Garryvoe Hotel. (Photo:

Midleton Food Garden open night this Thursday

Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp at Fermoy Bridge Club (next door to Atkins Farm Machinery). All welcome.

Ballycotton Bridge Club results 30/6/10 1st Kitty Egan / Rita Fitzpatrick 2nd Rose Beausang / John Whelehan 3rd Roseanne Fahey / Mary Cuthbert 4th Anne & Michael Cunneen.

Tallow Chernobyl Children’s Trust motorbike run

The date for the 2nd annual motorbike run in aid of the Chernobyl Children’s Trust has changed to THIS Sunday, July 18th. All bikes will assemble at the square in Tallow.

IF you find yourself in the Coolbawn carpark on Broderick Street, Midleton, keep an eye open for the three small demonstration food gardens there. In the front of the car park is a herb bed and the start of a soft fruit garden, and right at the back is a raised bed vegetable garden with carrots, peas, tomatoes and onions all in smart rows.

Over the last two months volunteers and members of Grow It Yourself and Sustainable Midleton, have been meeting once a week to hammer and dig, to weed and plant and sow. Work is still in progress but one can see how a productive food garden can be established in a small place. One of these little gardens would fit easily in the area around most houses.

The volunteers, both beginners and more experienced, have thoroughly enjoyed working on the project and are keen to show it off and pass on the tips and skills they have picked up. This Thursday, July 15th they are holding an Open Garden from 6pm to 7.30pm. There will be tours of the gardens, a chance to plant a few seeds, chat and tastings of home grown food brought in by the participants. If it is wet, make sure you wear a good raincoat and bring an umbrella!

Everyone is welcome. However, if you can’t make it to the Open Night, remember that the car park is always open, and the gardens can be viewed at any time. If you would like to volunteer, phone 021 4652429.

Ballymaloe House open a door to the past Antiques Fair Weekend The Grain Store, Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry

Saturday, July 17th 12noon - 8pm Sunday, July 18th 10am - 6pm Tel: 086 8165329

THIS weekend there will be an Antiques and Interiors Fair in the newly refurbished 17th century Grain Store in Ballymaloe House Hotel, Shanagarry, Co. Cork.

Dealers from around the country will be selling a varied selection of antique furniture, silverware, paintings, antiquarian and rare books of Irish interest, linen and lace, vintage kitchenaria, militaria, glassware, brass etc. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

For further details, please contact Jacko on 086 0724036 or go online to Music, craic and refreshments in the Corner House Bar in Tallow from 4pm onwards. Various musical guests including the Bride Valley Band.

Charity Family Fun Day this Sunday in Whitegate

The above are organising a Charity Family Fun Day on this Sunday, July 18th, in Whitegate Village green. It will start at 2pm outside TK’s Diner and is promised to be a great day for all the family, with a pig on a spit and BBQ, €10 per person, Face painting, clown and bouncing castle for the kids, a raffle for a Munster Jersey and lots of spot prizes.

At 3.30pm there will be a pram and wheelbarrow race for adults only. Anyone wishing to take part in the race needs to bring along their own pram/wheelbarrow. Music on the day will be by Burning Flame and DJ. We are looking for spot prizes for a raffle and various events, which will take place throughout the day. We would gratefully appreciate any help you can give us.

All proceeds go to the Defibrillator Fund, so please support this worthy cause. Any queries, or if you wish to help out in any way contact 086 6049980.

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The old order of things has passed away...


WHITEGATE / AGHADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY National Day of Commemoration 16th Ecumenical Service

On Sunday last, July 11th, members of the ONE (Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel), the British Legion, the Irish United Nations Veterans’ Association, the Royal Naval Service and the Royal Air Force, along with members of Whitegate / Aghada Historical Society and members of the public, gathered at the Whitegate monument to commemorate all those who had served - and, in some instances, laid down their lives for their country. This, the 16th year that the Ecumenical Service was held in Whitegate, saw Chairman of the Whitegate / Aghada Historical Society, Dr. Joan Rockley, open proceedings, paying tribute to the late Stephen Mulcahy, who had been the society’s President - and had passed away earlier this year.

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Herbie Hancock and Tim McCormack

The Prayer Service was read by Fr. Donal Leahy, before Wayne Carroll, Royal British Legion, Maureen Kelly, on behalf of the relatives and Ray Erridge, Royal Naval Association, laid wreaths. The Kohima Epitaph was then read, ‘When you go home tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today.’ Cobh’s Herbie Hendrick sounded ‘The Last Post’ and a minute’s silence was observed.

Finally, the exhortation was read, before all present adjourned to the Long Point Bar for refreshments and what was, no doubt, lively conversation.

The inimitable William & Kathleen O’Brien

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Lest we forget...

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Mick Gould and Tim McCormack, Cobh ONE with Margaret Hassett, Tipperary and PJ Hassett, Clonmel

Damien McGroarty, Cobh Branch ONE, Tom O’Regan, Imokilly Branch ONE and Daniel Clancy, Ballincollig Branch ONE

Con Walsh, Maureen Kelly and Ray Erridge, Secretary, Cork & County, Royal Naval Association

The irrascible Harry Holloway, Ballincollig Branch ONE, with PJ and Margaret Hassett

John Jeffery, Fr. Donal Leahy and Desmond Furney

Jerry Cronin and PJ Hassett with William & Kathleen O’Brien

Members of the Royal Naval Association and Royal British Legion

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11th annual Mogeely Vintage Festival SUNDAY, JULY 18TH

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MOGEELY VINTAGE CLUB Annual Vintage Festival - July 18th at 2pm

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Mogeely Vintage Club officers Will Leahy, Treasurer, John Kelleher, Secretary, Antoinette and Doreen, Marymount Hospice Home Care (beneficiaries of this year’s Festival) and Denis Hennessy, Chairman Mogeely Vintage Club will host their 11th Annual Vintage Festival on Sunday, July 18th. From when the club was formed in 2000, to date, the club has raised over €170,000 for charities including ACT, Marymount Hospice, CASA, Midleton Community Hospital, Irish Wheelchair Association The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Cork Assocation for Autism, Cystic Fibrosis Association, Let’s Get Together Foundation and Mogeely Development Association. Proceeds from this year’s event are being donated to Marymount Hospice Home Care, who have a local committee in Midleton. The Festival will take place at Mogeely Soccer Grounds and


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will commence with the parade of a steam engine, led by a piper, through the village of Mogeely to the vintage field. Following the parade, this year’s festival will be officially opened by the well known celebrity, Bachelors in Trouble. Year after year the number and variety of vintage tractors, cars, motor bikes and engines goes from strength to strength, and this year will be no different with in excess of 400 exhibits expected. One of the striking aspects of this year’s Festival is the list of varied attractions that the committee have lined up yet again. The Old Time Threshing will take pride of place, where we will be able to reminisce on bygone days.





There will be live music throughout the day with The PAT DALY SOUND. Other attractions are Baby Show, Best dressed lady, Dog Show, Slow tractor race, Barrel race and Tractor balancing, to name but a few. For kids there will be bouncy castles, amusements, Pony Rides, with the highlight being the kid’s sports for all ages. Prizes given to each category. As the festival approaches, it is a big well done to the local committee for making this event possible. Judging by the professional and dedicated attitude of this terrific group of people, the Mogeely Vintage Festival looks set to be another



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great success this year. The committee would like to pay special tribute to their many sponsors and the local community for their overwhelming support, and to extend a warm welcome to you all to this event. It promises to be a great family day out. The officers of the club are: Jim McCarthy (Honorary President), Fr. Jack Cogan (President), Denis Hennessy (Chairman), Tom Hickey (Vice-Chairman), John Kelleher (Secretary), Will Leahy (Treasurer) and Pat Doherty (Safety Officer).

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Legends in Summer Lisgoold / Leamlara Cuckoos come home to roost in East Cork senior citizens in Youghal J W -C get green fingers


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BY all accounts this summer has seen a great thriving in the natural world around us. Not least amongst the wildlife of East Cork has been the cuckoo, making a strong return in numbers, by all accounts.

In recent years the cuckoo has been in decline. This decline has largely been considered the result of intensive farming, as sprays may have been affecting the birds and certainly one of their primary food sources, caterpillars. While many of us in East Cork have gone years without either sight or the very distinctive sound of the bird, this summer has seen increased accounts of the cuckoo.

A blast from the past: Showband legends Joe Dolan (Drifters), Art Supple (Victors), Dickie Rock (Miami), Tom Dunphy and Brendan Bowyer (Royal), Derek Deane (Freshman), Brendan O’Brien (Dixies), Butch Moore (Capitol), Larry Cunningham (Mighty Avons), Declan Ryan (Regal) and Tony Keeling (Graduates)

The cuckoo is a summer visitor to Ireland, wintering in Africa. As most of us probably already know, the cuckoo does not build a nest, but instead lays her eggs in the nests of other birds. By and large, the birds will lay their eggs in the nest of whatever species they hatched from. This means that if a cuckoo hatches from a robin’s nest, it will seek out robins’ nests in following years to lay its own eggs. Mother cuckoo lays up to twelve eggs in a season, one in each nest it finds, laying it amongst the other eggs already present. Also, remarkably, the eggs that are laid are usually a colour very similar to that of the host bird’s eggs.

ON Saturday night next, July 19th, all roads lead to the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal. Two legends of the showband era, Brendan Bowyer and Art Supple, will take to the stage performing many of their hits and songs. They will be joined on stage by Brendan’s daughter, Aisling and backed by Brendan’s band, all musicians of the highest calibre. Speaking on local radio this week in Youghal with John Russell there was a tremendous reception from the listeners. Many callers were delighted and couldn’t wait to see Brendan and Art on stage. Brendan and Art have both played to international audiences around the world and still excite and enthrall audiences today. Both have heavy touring schedules, and it’s a once in a lifetime chance to see them both sharing the stage. Brendan, best known for his big hit the Hucklebuck, has spent many years in Las Vegas entertaining many of the stars in concert. Brendan, who has never forgotten his roots and continually tours Ireland, is looking forward to sharing the stage with local entertainer, Art, for whom he has always had the highest regard. Art is a great showman and has a fantastic voice. He still knows how to entertain an audience and always gets the crowd on their feet. The last time these two legends shared a stage was in the Opera House in Cork last year, and it was a fantastic night of song music and entertainment to a full house. After the concert many people were enquiring as to when Art and Brendan would be performing together again. Due to touring and work commitments, this is the first chance the two entertainers have to schedule a one off night for Youghal.

The Walter Raleigh Hotel was picked because it has plenty of seating room and, if people want to dance, there is a great dance floor. Speaking this week, Art said he was looking forward to spending time on stage with Brendan, a long time friend and one of Ireland’s greatest entertainers. ‘It will be great to catch up talk about the showband days and share the stage’ he said. ‘Normally we are touring and we tend to meet while on the road touring, passing like ships in the night. I am looking forward to hearing Brendan sing and, who knows, I might pick up a trick or two. Brendan is one of those special people who has an incredible gift for entertaining. It should be a great night.’ On the night these two legends will be joined by Aisling Bowyer who has been entertaining many audiences while touring with her father, Brendan.Aisling has been working with Brendan, touring the last few years and has obviously inherited his talent for singing. When she sings with Brendan her harmonies and vocal style complement her father’s voice. So, if you wish to share in this unique night of music song and entertainment book your tickets now at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on 024 92011.

Lismore Choir launch new website SHANE SUPPLE REPORTS

LISMORE Choir, which was founded in 1983, have travelled to many places bringing their wonderful sound and music to many. In line with modern day trends they have launched a brand new website where people can read up on the history of the choir and find out what forthcoming events the choir is involved in. Lismore Choir would be known locally for their Christmas concerts from which many local charities and worthy causes are beneficiaries. If you wish to learn about the history of the choir just log on to their website on


The cuckoo’s egg has a slightly shorter incubation period than most birds, so it will usually hatch before the other eggs in the nest. The nestlings first instinct is to heave all the other eggs around it out of the nest so that there will be no further competition for food from the rightful residents!

ON Wednesday, June 30th, Lisgoold / Leamlara Community Alert took some of the senior citizens from the area on a day trip to Crosshaven.

Leaving Lisgoold at 10.30am, the group stopped at Bramley Lodge for tea and scones, before heading on to Douglas Garden Centre where the ladies purchased some plants. It was then on to Carrigaline for a browse in the shops, and finally to Crosshaven for a little sea air, before concluding the trip with lunch at Bunny Connellans. A great day out was had by all.

Castlemartyr Kiltha Classic Vintage Car & Motorbike Rally 2010

SUNDAY, August 1st sees the Castlemartyr Kiltha Classic Vintage Car & Motorbike Rally 2010 take place, with viewing at the Castlemartyr Resort from 11am, before the rally begins t 12 noon, led by the Midleton Brass & Reed Band.

Entry forms for this event can be obtained from Shortt’s Bar in Castlemartyr. Entry fee is €20, with soup & sandwiches included. Closing date for entries is July 25th. This event is in aid of the Let’s Get Together Foundation, which was founded in June 2004 by the friends and family who have lost loved ones to suicide, and now provide a counselling service for those who need it.

The presentation of trophies will take place in the marquee at the Castlemartyr Resort at 4pm with entertainment coming courtesy of Finbarr Dennehy. All welcome to attend - please support this worthy cause.

Adult cuckoos return to their winter residence in Africa in July, while the young leave in September, with no guidance. Somehow the young birds will, through instinct, find their way to Africa with no experience of the route. Tom O’Byrne, well known ecologist, marvels at the cuckoo’s ability to travel so many hundreds of miles unassisted, or to lay an egg mimicking the colour of the host species “there’s so much we really don’t know.”

When asked why there has been such a resurgence in the numbers of the birds, Tom O’Byrne made the point that, following many years where winter and summer have been less distinct, this year has been more distinct. The winter was very cold and summer very warm, and this pattern is often associated with vigour in the natural world. Dick Coombes, Bird Watch Ireland, makes the point that many summer visitors to Ireland have been doing very well, while many of the birds that stay in the country for the winter may have declined. This is anecdotal, but would make sense, as the very harsh winter may have thinned the numbers of birds that would normally compete with Cuckoos for food. The Countryside Bird Survey is a massive effort conducted each year, largely by volunteers, and while the information isn’t out yet it does appear that, anecdotally, the cuckoo is on the rise. Dick Coombes also points out that the conditions for migration may have been very good this year, or that last year’s breeding season may have been particularly successful. The data from the annual Countryside Bird Survey is yet to be confirmed, but the consensus is that it’s a good year to keep your ears open for that distinctive call.

Midleton Parish Pioneer Council update

A Pioneer Council is important to any parish. The local Pioneers Council meet on the first Friday of each month in the sacristy of the Holy Rosary Church, Midleton, after 10am Mass. Should you require badges, permanent, silver or gold, the excellent monthly Pioneer magazine, wish to join the Pioneers, or have any queries, please call in to see us. Midleton has always made a great effort down through the years to keep the pioneer flag flying. Our present officers are Michael McNerney, Myra Sheridan, Joanna O’Farrell, Pa Coakley, Seán O’Farrell and Paddy Kelly. The Young Pioneers Group is a new group open to young people. Our next monthly meeting will be held on the first Friday of August after 10am Mass.

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Youghal Artists Exhibiting for Sixteen years


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Join the Festival with Community Radio Youghal

which is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th next, the visit of GAA President, Críostóir O’Cuana, has been rescheduled. The new date will issue shortly, and will be published in the East Cork Journal on this page.

Youghal Indoor Bowls Results

The organising committee for the Youghal Family Friendly Festival 2010: Siobhán Byrne- Perks, Tracy Kenneally-Aura Youghal, Oonagh PoyntonRhinecrew Cookery, Linda O'Loughlin-Youghal Chamber, Sal Tivy Perks - Perks entertainment, Karen Farrell- Red store Bar and Restaurant, Christina Flynn Fitzgerald-Youghal Chamber, Aileen Ahern-Y.S.E.D.G., David Joyce-Committee and John Griffin- Aquatrek Youghal (photo:

JOIN CRY104fm this weekend as we head to the Family Fun Festival from the 16th to the 18th of July. The Festival kicks off on Friday night at 7pm with The Mardi Gras Parade, which we will bring to you live on The Tommy Collins Show. It will also see the debut of Laura Hennessy and Ricky Roche from the Just Shuffle Show (9-10 on Wed nights) as MC’s from the stage in Market Square, where they will be joined by Bobby Whyte and, of course, Tommy Collins himself as co- hosts of the event. We will be bringing you live updates all day on Saturday from Market Square and various locations throughout the town, and the This Week Programme 3-5pm (in association with the East Cork Journal) will be brought to you live from Market Square. Saturday night sees the crowning of Youghal’s first ever Queen of the Sea. The event is kicking off at 7pm and CRY will be there live as MC, Tommy Collins, interviews the girls on stage as the judges make their final deliberations. Sunday is kiddies day in Greenpark from 12 to 4 and CRY’s Teenage stars take to the airwaves live in Greenpark. Evan Heaphy; The American Country Show, (Wednesday 8-9 ) Just Shuffle (Wednesday 9-10 ), T&C aka Tuathla and Carol (Tuesday 4-5) and Jack and Simon; Super Sounds of the 70’s and 80’s (Wednesday 4.30 to 5) will all be showcasing their individual shows on the day, so there will be a fantastic mix of music, chat, interviews and much more from 12noon. So, if you are out and about enjoying the festival, drop in to us and say hello and we will be delighted to play a request for you and your family or, if you are at home, you can still follow the Festival every step of the way by tuning into Community Radio Youghal on 104fm. You can now listen to Youghal’s favourite station in more ways than ever on or


Meet the President Night 17th of July, 7.30 pm Due to the replay of the Cork Waterford match,

WINNERS JUNE 29TH Pat O’Leary, Hannah Murphy, Eileen Twomey and Mary Sheehan WINNERS JULY 6TH Michael Shiels, Lily Bulman, Carol Mullaly and Emily Fitzgerald

Youghal Community Transport Group and Ceoltoirí Eireann

An exciting and entertaining outing has been organised to a Musical Evening in Brú Ború, Cashel on Friday, July 30th next. A true Musical Treat. The cost of €23 includes both the bus and show and the outing is open to everyone. Please book your ticket before July 20th. Further details from Cumann na Daoine 91900 or Adrian Coleman 087 9306266.

Walk for Marymount

A 4 mile road race/walk in conjunction with Youghal Athletic Club will take place from Farrell’s Summerfield Bar on Sunday next, July 18th at 2pm. Prizes will be on offer for the best finishers in a wide variety of categories, with spot prizes and refreshments after the race. Your support for this very worthy cause would be much appreciated. Entry is €10 with all proceeds going to Marymount Hospice. For more information, please ring 087 212 9367.

At The Mall Arts Centre

WOMEN’S VOICES…WOMEN’S STORIES Wednesday, July 14th at 8pm! Women’s Voices ...Women’s Stories ... is a programme of poetry, song, story and drama featuring internationally renowned spiritual singer Nóirín Ní Riain, acclaimed actor Cora Fenton and widely published poet Eileen Sheehan. This event is kindly supported by Cork County Council. Tickets on sale at Cree’s Card Shop, Youghal (024 93899) or on the door for €15.

Also at The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

CARMINA - A night of Irish Music like you’ve never heard it before will take place on Monday, July 19th at 8.30pm in the Mall Arts Centre.Carmina’s music is original, soulful and sophisticated, drawing in Celtic traditional and contemporary strains blended with jazz improvisation Live, Carmina have committed themselves to becoming one of the most accessible yet innovative bands currently touring, developing their unique fusion of jazzy Celtic roots to enchanting depths.

The very talented members of Youghal Art Group are busy preparing for their sixteenth annual Art Exhibition which this year will be launched on July 30th and will take place in the usual venue at the Methodist Church Hall, Friar Street, Youghal. The Exhibition will be open daily until August 8th, from 11.30am until 7.30pm and entry is free. All work done by the group will, as usual, be in various media.

The Youghal Art Group go back to the year 1995 when their first ever exhibition was in the Youghal Courthouse in Market Square. This venue housed the Art Exhibition for many years, until its closure for renovation. The Group since then have exhibited in various venues

Pictured are some of the members of Youghal Art Group preparing for their 16th Annual Exhibition. John Roche, Brigid Hughes, Marina O’Loughlin, Kathleen McSweeney, Vanessa O’Loughlin, Gretta Kelleher, Brid O’Brien, Michael O’Loughlin.

including The Rivergate Mall, along with the Methodist Church Hall. There are currently thirteen members which includes eight ladies and five men, and new members are always very welcome. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Cumann na Daoine premises, Catherine Street.

Tickets on sale on the door at €15. Doors open at 8pm for 8.30pm ! For further information or bookings call 083 360 6507.

Off to Mogeely

Mogeely Vintage Club hold their 11th Annual Vintage Festival in Mogeely on Sunday next, 18th July, in aid of Marymount Hospice Home Care.

The event kicks off at 2.00pm and a full day of events is scheduled, to ensure a great family day out, including: * Vintage Tractor, Car, Motorcycle and Engine Show * Old Time Threshing * Dog Show * Baby Show * Sideshows and Stalls * Bachelors in Trouble * Live Music and Dancing; and much, much more! For more information, contact Denis Hennessy on 087 250 8690.

Patterns in Ardmore

The little village of Ardmore is the location for a visit by Queen – The Queen Experience that is! This tribute band is one of the most successful musical acts of all times and they are arriving to perform an Open Air Concert at this year’s Ardmore Pattern Festival which takes place on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July. They will be in good company with acts including George Murphy (tne new Luke Kelly), Michael O’Brien, a traditional Box player, DeBurca, the amazing upcoming Rock Band. The finale will feature an authentic country and western style Hoedown with Two Time Polka, and this will feature line dancing, rodeo bull, Ellie May’s Apple Pie competition etc., etc., This is a free action packed fun filled 3 day festival with

Most launches or openings will serve wine or refreshments on the inaugural night, but the members of the Youghal Art Group have decided not to serve either at the opening, as instead they will be making a donation to the local St Vincent de Paul Society. A worthy decision indeed.

All are welcome to pay a visit to this much looked forward to Exhibition, and if you require any further information please contact Marina 024 93376 or 087 7670413; Vanessa 024 25170 or 087 9498417; Kathleen 024 98293; Gretta 024 933129. Or contact any member of the group.

events and activities to suit all. Go along and see for yourself.

Comhaltas Youghal for your summer entertainment

As Comhaltas Ceolta Sí begins to crank up its summer activities, the organisers are mindful of the effects that the current recession has on local communities. Despite the decline in Tourist numbers to this area in 2009, Ceolta Sí maintained its audience numbers, albeit to a different target market. This season will see a change to our summer Activity Programme, providing our many talented younger members with the opportunity to travel. Bookings have been received from a host of different venues throughout Ireland and abroad.( More details later) The local community and the local tourist providers will be delighted to hear that Ceolta Sí will perform 12 Seisiun nights at Brú na Sí, the home of Comhaltas in this area. Each Monday and Thursday evening during July and August, tourist and locals can experience an authentic evening of the very best of local talent. The 2010 seasons started this week, on 12th of July; this is to allow over 30 members of the local Branch travel to the Willie Clancy Traditional Music Festival which takes place in Milltown Malbay each year for the past 38 years. A nice lively tempo is often used to evaluate a piece of music, and Ceolta Sí constantly acquires this commendation for all its activities. This summer season promises more of the same, with 21 performances at home and away. Look out for more details soon.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Don O’Rourke and Marie O’Neill from Youghal who got married recently from all their friends and members of St Ita’s GAA club.

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It’s a first... it’s a must... in Youghal with Free Festival Fun, Queens ,Teddy Bears and Irish Coffee DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

FREE Fun, Queens and Teddy Bears will all play a very important part in the Free Family Fun Festival which takes place this coming weekend in Youghal, and about which the whole town of Youghal and surrounding areas are agog. Not for a very long time has excitement of this level been seen, and the streets are alive with expectation and anticipation. The talk in the shops, restaurants and pubs is all about this Free Fun Family Festival, and hopes are high for a marvellous weekend. Most people know, by now, of the extensive programme of events which has been planned and put in place by the amazingly small, but very pro-active, committee. Ideas have come out of the air and been organised. Events which have never before graced the streets or parks in Youghal will be available free to everyone. For many, the Queen of the Sea competition is causing a giant ‘wave’ of excite-

Youghal Historic Guided Walk of Old Town’ takes place. Most Youghal residents will have seen Sheila Loughnane on her guided tours around the streets, but on this occasion all participants will be treated to an Irish Coffee at the Quay’s Bar on completion of the walk, courtesy of the Quay’s. Such a novel ‘taste’ of Youghal.

ment, with the ‘Queens elect’ having great support from families, friends and neighbours.

However, there are a few other events which, the East Cork Journal claims, have not been given the publicity they deserve. One such is the Teddy Bears Hospital , where the surgery will be open for business in Greenpark on Sunday from 12noon to 4pm. Teddy Bear Mums and Dads are asked to bring along their own teddies on Sunday where doctors and nurses will be waiting at the Teddy Bear Hospital to examine all the teddies and, where necessary, provide bandages or plasters for cuts and scratches. This is a great opportunity to have your Teddy MOT’d by ‘professional’ doctors and nurses, to make sure he is healthy and happy.

Ed Guiry and Graham McDermott are well known locals, and they are each putting on a workshop which are, once again, free for all. Ed’s photographic exhibition and workshop will take place from 11am to 1pm on Saturday in Mall Arts Centre for people interested in photography and cameras. Graham will be providing a Kids Interactive Hip-

Hop Dance Workshop, also in the Mall Arts Centre from 11am to 1pm. Great initiatives from two Youghal residents, showcasing their utmost confidence in thie Festival.

Another wonderful event is being held on Saturday from 11am to 12noon and again from 3pm to 4pm when ‘A Taste of

Ahhh! Mardi Gras! Well, we have our own Parade to open the FFFF on Friday night, featuring many of the children of Youghal, along with beauty, talent and entertainment. Parading through the streets, it promises to be an event of spectacle and colour which is sure to set the pace for this great weekend extravaganza. A quick look at the programme of events, printed below for your convenience by the East Cork Journal, will show

the extent of the other festival events taking place, and gives you dates and times of each. What is pretty impressive about this particular Festival is the amount of input involved by all sectors of the Youghal community – not only businesses, but also Mums, Dads, children from different sports etc., all determined to make this event truly spectacular, enjoyable and varied.

The East Cork Journal have been assured that this truly is a FREE Festival for all ages and all interests, with the exception of the Gala Ball and Barbeque, so there really is no excuse for not availing of the many wonderful events that have been organised. The town of Youghal has always been associated with family and fun.

Let this weekend prove that Youghal still is a destination where family and fun always come first...

Youghal Family Fun Festival Programme of Events Friday, July 16th

7.00pm The party begins with open ‘Mardi Gras’Parade - all welcome! Assembly at Dolphins Square. Parade commences and concludes at Market Square 8.00pm Official Opening of Festival followed by music with DJ, Fergal Coleman in Market Square 8.00pm Greyhound racing (under 16s go free!) Youghal Greyhound Track 9.00pm Fun Family BBQ (Adults €10, Kids €2 tickets from The Red Store & Tourist Office) 9.00pm Perks Showboat Las Vegas Night (Big Cash Prizes) at Perks Entertainment Centre

Saturday, July 17th

10.00am-1.00pm GAA Football Blitz - all welcome! (weather permitting) GAA Pitch 11.00am-5.00pm Food Festival - Come along and indulge in a celebration of fine local produce from Ireland’s Finest Coastal Resort! Market Square. 11.00am-1.00pm Kids’ Interactive Hip-Hop Dance Workshops in the Mall Arts Centre 11.00am-1.00pm Photography Exhibition by Ed Guiry Mall Arts Centre 11.30am-2.30pm Fire Safety Demos Market Square Area 11.30am-12.30pm Children’s Story Telling inYoughal Library, Rivergate Mall 12.00pm-1.00pm Sandcastle Building Competition on the Mall Beach 2.00pm-5.00pm Visit Foxes Lane Folk Museum, Foxes Lane 3.00pm-4.00pm Crab Catching Competition on the Quayside 11.00am-12.00pm and 3.00pm-4.00pm “A Taste of Youghal” Historic Guided Walk

of Olde Town finishing with Irish Coffee at the Quays Bar (Must be booked at Youghal Tourist Office). Tickets €10. Starting Point the Tourist Office, Market Square 2.00pm-5.00pm Children’s Busking, Youghal Main Street. 7.00pm Queen of the Sea Competition: Body, Mind & Soul. Viewing from Market Square 9.00pm Queens Nautical Ball (Music & Finger Food) Tickets €20 from Cree’s Card Shop, The Red Store & Tourist Office, Mall Arts Centre.

Sunday, July 18th

12.00pm – 4.00pm Youghal Coast Guard Water Safety Awareness & Display at Greenpark 12.00pm-4.00pm Sunday is Funday: ‘Fastest Daddy’ Competition, ‘The Walter Raleigh Spud & Spoon Race’, ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’, ‘Three-legged Race’, Bouncy Castle! All in Greenpark (Opposite The Walter Raleigh Hotel) 7:30pm Raft Race Viewing from the Quayside

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In The Driving Seat

Our regular motoring guide

Design a Mazda Peugeot Continues Scrappage Scheme PEUGEOT in Ireland has announced the continuation of the Peugeot Scrappage Scheme, offering up to €5,000 off its range of low CO2-emitting models.

the Frankfurt show back in 2007. The slight differences include toned down headlights, a less exaggerated curve along the bottom of the side windows, and the shedding of the centrally located exhaust exit. The proportions are almost equal.

Customers can now avail of €3,750 off a new Peugeot 107, €4,000 off new Peugeot 207 and 308 models and €5,000 off a new Peugeot 407 Executive model. MAZDA is offering the Irish public a chance to be patriotic, to have some fun and design a new paint decal for Team Ireland’s MX-5 Race Car.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Mazda MX5 and as part of the celebrations, Mazda Ireland has created an online design competition. The overall winner will have their design carried on Team Ireland’s car at next year’s European MX-5 Open Race. It’s simple to enter and the competition is open to all ages: click on, where your design could come alive on a race track.

Mazda is offering lots of prizes, including experiencing the MX-5 Race Car at Mondello Park Motor Racing School, an Apple MacBook and vouchers for Apple products. To encourage creativity across all ages, judging and prizes are split into three age categories: under 12s, 12-16-year-olds and 16+.

The Mazda MX-5 representing Team Ireland has been modified to maximise performance on track. All excess weight has been removed from the 2.0L (163ps) soft top. The driver sits in a carbon fibre racing seat and is cocooned for safety by a FIA Roll cage and 6-point harness. The sport suspension can be quickly adjusted to meet the challenges of the track, while the MX-5 grips tenaciously through each corner with slick tyres. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s bestselling two-seat sports car, nearly a million people have discovered what makes the MX-5 so special. To honour the iconic Mazda MX-5, Mazda held a European Open Race in February 2010. Thirty cars, representing EU nations, competed in a four-hour Endurance Race.

Peugeot are also now offering €4,000 scrappage off the new Peugeot 3008, winner of the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010 award. The Peugeot Scrappage Scheme will run to the 31st May 2010.

A new Peugeot 107 SE 1.0 petrol 5dr model, retailing from €11,845, is now available at a scrappage price of €7,995.

The 107 SE has, as standard, ABS, electronic brake force distribution, corner stability control, driver / passenger / side airbags, remote central locking, electric front windows, speed-related power steering, height adjustable steering wheel, socket for MP3 player and split folding rear seat. A new Peugeot 207 S 1.4 HDi 70bhp 5dr model, retailing from €16,170, is now available at a scrappage price of €12,170. Standard equipment includes ABS, electronic brake force distribution, 4 airbags, electric front windows, remote central locking with deadlocks and height / reach adjustable steering wheel.

The Peugeot 308 S 1.6 HDi 90bhp 5dr model, which secured a Guinness World Record for fuel efficiency when it achieved 126MPG, retails from €19,795 and is now available at a scrappage price of €15,795.

Standard specification includes ABS, electronic brake force distribution, 6 airbags, automatic activation of hazard lights, front electric windows, remote audio controls and 3 ISOFIX child seat fixtures. The new Peugeot 407 Executive 1.6 HDi 4dr saloon model retails from €26,825, and is now available at a scrappage price of €21,825. It comes with front and rear parking sensors, integrated sat nav and Bluetooth, 16” alloys, front fogs, cruise control with speed limiter and dual climate control.

Based on the LRX concept that debuted in 2008, the Evoque’s twodoor design makes it the smallest, lightest Range Rover ever; it‘s expected to be the most fuel efficient, as well. Land Rover has released only a single photo of the new model—for the rest, we will have to wait for the 2010 Paris Motor Show in September.

Range Rover proportions, but with modern design cues, such as the sloping roof, and futuristic details that make this Range Rover look more akin to a Mars Rover than a car. However, take a look at the still photo from the vehicle’s debut and the small scale of the crossover is brought into sharper focus.

The latest Peugeot 308RCZ will be equipped with a Mini Cooper JCW 1.6 turbo unit that could generate about 218bhp. The latest model looks similar to the concept which was shown first at

Also going to be offered is the new 2.0-liter HDI in either 150bhp or 163bhp, both of which will be joined to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, with a six-cylinder unit not to be considered. The production car, which will be introduced at this year’s Frankfurt event, has still no name as of the moment.

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Part of the point of the LRX was to show that Range Rover could build a low-CO2 car if it tried, and the company is promising that at least one model in the production range will have a rating of less than 130g/km. That version will have front-wheel drive (for the first time in Range Rover history), though a 4x4 transmission will also be available.

Unsurprisingly, the production model looks—at least on the outside—almost exactly like the LRX concept. Obvious differences include larger wing mirrors and usable door handles. In the photograph, the Evoque reads “big.” There are large wheels and

The Peugeot 107 SE 5dr model is now available at a scrappage price of €7,995.

The flagship model will receive the engine of the Mini JCW, while the base model will receive the 150bhp 1.6 Turbo High Pressure (THP) 16 valve powerplant which is currently utilized in the 207 160 GT.

The Peugeot 3008 SE 1.6 HDi model, Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010, retails from €24,780 and is now available at a scrappage price of €20,780.

Range Rover ‘Evoque’-s a response AS part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, Range Rover has released the first official picture of its smallest-ever model, a luxury, compact SUV dubbed the Range Rover Evoque.

The Peugeot 3008 SE is equipped with 17” wheels, body coloured and electric / heated door mirrors, remote central locking with deadlocks, automatic door locking, space saver spare wheel, aircon, ESP, ABS, electronic brake force distribution, traction control, hill assist, 6 airbags, height adjustable driver seat.

The production version will keep the typical Zagato-style roof protuberances and multi-spoke wheel design seen in the concept model. The 308 RC Z will be a front-wheel drive vehicle, and will come with a price tag much lesser than the Audi TT.

The Range Rover Evoque will be the smallest, lightest, and greenest Range Rover ever. (Credit: Land Rover)

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Waterford Way

With Declan Barron

Disappointment for Waterford minor hurlers

Fair City actress Orlaith Rafter launches Ardmore Pattern Festival

THE Ardmore Pattern Festival has now been officially launched with “Fair City Actress” Orlaith Rafter coming to the seaside resort to launch the Festival which will take place from July 23rd to the 25th. The programme of events will see Raft Racing, Ridiculous Races, Kayaking, Road Bowling, and many more competitions and there will be a host of Music events on stage with “The Classic Beatles” as one of the headline acts. There will be plenty to do for everyone and the only thing the committee would like is fine weather to ensure a successful event. For a detailed programme of events please visit,

Booley House returns in Ballyduff

THE popular summer show “The Booley House” will be returning to St Michael’s Hall in Ballyduff from Wednesday, July 21st, until the end of August on each following Wednesday night. The 90 minute show of music, song, dance and story-telling is fast paced and with a cast of over 60 performers will keep the audience on their feet. The show commences at 8.15pm each night, but booking is essential and advisable as the show is a sellout most nights. Tickets can be booked by contacting The Lismore Heritage Centre on 058-52975 from 9am to 6pm or on 058-60456 from 2pm to 6pm. The Waterford minor hurling side who lost out to Clare in the Munster Final THERE was huge disappointment for the Waterford minor hurlers on Sunday as they lost out to Clare in the Munster Final.

The tough match against Cork on the previous Wednesday night seemed to take a lot out of them and they faded in the closing stages on Sunday,

Declan Prendergast in action against Cork on Sunday

Ray Barry, Darragh Fives, Paudie Prendergast, Luke Egan, Jamie Barron, Colm Curran and Tom Curran from the West all saw action and will now look forward to the All Ireland quarter final.

Waterford Community & Voluntary Awards Scheme launched

THE Waterford Community and Voluntary Awards Scheme for 2010 has been launched, with six category types up for consideration by an Independent panel of judges.

Kinsalebeg were the overall winners last year and Awards Scheme Administrator, Muriel Tobin, said that application forms are now being sent out to the 260 member groups. Application forms must be completed and returned by Friday 17th of September, so if you have not received a form, you can do so by calling 058-21193 or 058-21198. Muriel can be contacted by email at:

Cappoquin/ Lismore bypass on back-burner again

THE Cappoquin/ Lismore Bypass, which was originally included in the Transport 21 Plan, appears now to have been put on the back-burner as Transport Minister, Noel Dempsey has indicated that due to the present economic climate a number of projects will take longer than expected to complete. The Minister did state that none of the projects had been shelved but that delays can be expected. This has angered many in the Cappoquin Area who had expected that the proffered route for the bypass could at least be chosen. Once

the route is in limbo then so, too, will many landowners who may wish to develop their own lands but now they, too, will not know if they will get planning permission. The absence of a Minister at the cabinet table does not help matters either, and while it accepted that cutbacks will happen due to lack of money, the further delay in the Cappoquin/ Lismore area bypass is very disappointing and is another blow to the West Waterford area as it attempts to attract visitors to the Blackwater Region.

Cappoquin Macra elects officers for 2010

THE Cappoquin Macra Na Feirme has chosen its leaders for 2010 with the following officers elected at their recent AGM. President Anita Meagher, Chairperson Paula Hannigan, Vice Chairperson Marita Kelly, Secretary Mary Lenane, Assistant Secretary, Daragh Curran, PRO Damien O’Brien with assistance from Gearoidin Flynn, Treasurer Shane Cahill and assistant Ian Fitzgerald. The Macra club is always looking for new members and the next club meeting will take place in the Central Bar on the 16th of July at 9.30pm. Anyone wishing to know more can contact Paula Hannigan on 087-7607457.

Antiques Fair in St. Declan’s Hall

THE Ardmore / Grange ICA Guild will hold their Annual Antique Fair in St Declan’s Hall on Sunday July 18th with the doors opening at 12noon. On the following Wednesday, July 21st, Tony Gallagher will show a DVD of Ardmore in Association with the Pattern Festival in the ICA Hall and this should be well worth a look as admission is free with a cup of tea for everyone as well.

Blackwater FC reflect on Friday night

THE AGM of Blackwater FC will be held in Ballinameela Community Hall on Friday July 16th at 8.30pm and all players and intending members are asked to attend. The club will reflect on another successful season and look forward to the new season, as the new officers for the coming year will be elected.

Declan Prendergast wins WLR fm Granville Award for June

ARDMORE player, Declan Prendergast, has been named as the WLR fm Granville Award winner for June for his impressive display when introduced to the Waterford team for the second half against Clare. Declan retained his place against Cork last Sunday and turned in another impressive display as the sides played out a thrilling draw.

Another thriller in Thurles this Saturday night?

WATERFORD and Cork will resume their epic contest in Thurles on Saturday night in the Munster hurling final replay. Again there will be a huge following from West Waterford and East Cork as these two sides go head to head once again. They have provided tremendous entertainment over the years and I expect more of the same on Saturday night.

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First of all, ensure you pick someone you've actually heard play. Most couples don't mind if you 'crash their wedding' to hear the band (just don't take too many glasses of free champagne!). Or, if that's not possible, head to a venue where the band are playing and listen in. Word of mouth is also a great way of choosing, and many bands now have websites where you can listen to their music too.

You want everyone to get onto their feet and have a dance, so choose a band that covers a wide spectrum of music. You can't beat the likes of Frank Sinatra, or any golden oldies, to get the dancefloor packed, and make sure to choose a great song for your first dance too. Practice with your husband / wife to be and make sure you are both comfortable with the steps you've chosen. While we'd all like to think we possess the poise and grace of Fred & Ginger, some of us may need a little more help than others...

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10 questions to ask when choosing a wedding venue... 1. How many people will we, realistically, be inviting and when do we need to give the hotel our final head count?

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‘That’s the dress...’

WHO didn’t well up with tears in Sex & The City, or Sex & The City: The Movie, when Charlotte and Carrie chose their respective wedding dresses.

One of the biggest decisions you will face as the big day approaches is choosing the perfect wedding dress. The process of shopping for a wedding dress can be a fabulous adventure, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming - particularly because a bride-to-be often starts shopping for her gown before many other details are determined. You might have had a clear mental picture of the perfect wedding dress ever since you were five years old. On the other hand, you may have no idea what you are going to wear or feel strange about the idea of wearing white. The important thing is to relax, and remember that there are as many different kinds of dresses out there as there are different kinds of brides.

When to start shopping for your wedding dress

Give yourself ample time to plangenerally the rule of thumb is that you need to order your gown at least six months before your wedding. So you should ideally start shopping for your gown nine months or more before your wedding. (If you don’t have this much time, it’s okay, just budget for some rush charges).

Plan ahead

Take a few minutes to think about what you want. It will be helpful when

you enter the maze of wedding dresses out there to know what your budget is, any details that are essential (i.e. I must have a full skirt, or my arms must be covered), and an idea of how traditional you want your dress to be. After all, if a teal suit really would work best for you, it’s probably not worth your time to sort through racks of flouncy white gowns.

Be comfortable!

On your wedding day, you’ll want to look great, but you’ll also want to be comfortable - it will be hard to dance and laugh (not to mention posing for all those pictures) if you’re tugging your dress up or have boning jutting into your ribs.

Consider which wedding dress is most appropriate to your day – for example, consider a shorter tea-length or cocktail length dress for a beach wedding. If you’re the type who likes to dance with her hands in the air, and anticipates doing the limbo, perhaps a strapless dress is not the one for you. Look for wedding dresses with removable sleeves or straps to give you the widest range of options.

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A dress that fits your body well

Think about your body type and what kinds of dresses generally look good on you. Take a look at what you regularly wear that makes you feel confident and beautiful, and then look for a wedding dress with similar lines.

Finally, have fun, take friends and family with you (Kleenex advisable) and don’t forget, Charlotte & Carrie found that ‘perfect dress’ - guess what? You can too.

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Ten simple tips for the perfect honeymoon 1. Use a travel agent. Thanks to their expertise and computerised systems, good travel agents almost always save their clients money, as well as time. 2. Begin planning early. The sooner the better.

That way, you’ll have plenty of time to research your trip - it’s actually part of the fun! and you’ll be able to get exactly what you want. (Some places are reserved as much as a year in advance for popular dates.) 3. Share the planning. After all, this honeymoon is for both of you. If you make all the decisions, you’ll feel guilty if things don’t go perfectly.

all done before you arrive home or, alternatively, send thank you postcards. 8. Planning to take your spouse’s name? Unless you’re taking a delayed honeymoon, you won’t be able to amend your passport, driver’s license, etc., until after you’ve returned from your honeymoon.

Even though you’ll be anxious to start using your married name, it can be a real nightmare if you

haven’t legally changed it yet. Instead, use your maiden name on visas, airline tickets, etc., so they match your name as it appears on your official documents. 9. Pack a sense of humour. A bit of flexibility can go a long way on a honeymoon. Yes, we know you want it to be perfect, but don't expect things to always go as planned.

Do what you can to remedy the situation, then relax and enjoy your honeymoon. Years, or even a few hours from now, you’ll probably laugh. 10. Tell the world you’re honeymooners! Don’t be bashful about your status.

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5. Take it easy for the first few days so you can recover from post-wedding exhaustion and focus on each other. Don’t try to do too much. Remember, you’ll have lots of time to travel together, but only one honeymoon.

6. Remember to make a 'packing list' - attempting to pack after the wedding itself is a bad idea, unless you have a couple of weeks to spare before heading off on honeymoon. 7. Planning on chilling out in the sun? Why not take your 'thank you cards' with you - and get them

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Lights, camera, action... John & Jenni's Creative Arts Summer Camp, Midleton

Now taking bookings for July 21st!

HOLLYWOOD came calling to Midleton last week, when John Barker and Jenni Roche held their first Creative Arts Summer Camp.

The children spent the week designing film posters, posing for head shots and practicing their acting skills for Friday afternoon's performance of their summer camp show, an Italian-fairytale featuring hunchbacks, ogres and even fairies! On Friday last, the kids received a special treat when Roisin O'Neill, who played Jasmine in the Everyman Palace's production of 'Aladdin' last Christmas, popped in

for a chat. Roisin, who took to the stage opposite Aladdin for 43 performances over 2 months, kindly appeared at the summer camp to offer some tips and tricks to the budding performance arts stars. John told the East Cork Journal, 'We've definitely had a busy week! ‘The black and white photos (pictured on this page) were taken as part of a mock ‘headshot’ photo shoot. For this, the kids had to portray various emotions including happiness, sadness, thoughtfulness, anger and their own unique ‘Hollywood pose’.'

The children also created their own books, adding a new page or two each day based on that day's topic.

John continues, 'From the point of view of myself and Jenni, we believe the week to have been a great success. Hearing the kids ask their parents at the end of the day if they can come back tomorrow was a lovely moment for us, as was seeing them running up the stairs in the mornings, ready and eager to get started. Throughout the week they also created some excellent work including poetry, posters and even their own drama books. It is this work

which they will share with their family and friends at the end of week showcase and take home also.' Following the success of this week, John & Jenni will be running a second summer camp this summer, beginning on Monday, July 19th and running until Friday, July 24th. To book your place, please call John on 086 1779577 or Jenni on 087 7569049, or email: Places are limited so early booking is advised!

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A sporting chance


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Lismore ladies golf

32 is the magic number at Fota Island Resort

THAT beautiful basket of Knockanore Cheese is obviously a much sought after prize as we had some amazing scores in on Wed last. Mary Cashman must have thought she had it in the bag with a marvellous 64 nett. Mary T J Murphy was surely deciding on what crackers to accompany the cheese, coming in with a nett 62 but the in form Alice Henley gets to choose the wine and grapes with her brilliant 60 nett. Joan Cahillane played super golf finishing with 83 gross, and well deserves her slice of the prizes. Well done to all on a fine display of golf. RESULTS. 7/7/10: 18 Hole Stroke. Medal, Sponsored by Knockanore Cheese 1st Alice Henley (33) 60 2nd Mary T J Murphy (34) 62 Gross Joan Cahillane (15) 83 gross 3rd Mary Cashman (26) 64

FIXTURES OPEN DAY 11/7/10 - 14/7/10: Open Day 2 Ball Better Ball Sponsored by Hornibrooks Garage Lismore. The time sheet is posted in the Clubhouse. 18/7/10 - 21/7/10: 18 Hole Stableford GOY, sponsored by Edward Lynch. 25/7/10 - 28/7/10: Ballin Cup, 18 Hole Stroke GOY Mixed Golf Friday at 6.30pm. The singles and foursomes club championships have been forging ahead. All first round matches were played by July 10th. Next round to be played by July 31st.

Our 9 Hole Stableford Ongoing Bottle Competition continues. The Desperate Housewife’s Competition goes ahead every Monday night at 6.30pm for any ladies interested in taking up, or just trying out the game. No pressure, just fun for all, followed by a cuppa. Newcomers welcome.

Junior girls are catered for on Monday mornings with Junior boys on Tuesday mornings.

Midleton Indoor Bowls

CARRIGALINE GAA Club Indoor Bowls Tournament will take place from Monday, September 6th to Saturday, September 11th. Any Midleton Indoor Bowls Club members interested in playing, please contact Con on 021 4631719 by July 29th. Midleton Indoor Bowls gets back in action on Tuesday, September 7th at 8pm.

‘A spin? I don’t think so!’: Former Cork footballer, Denis Allen urges Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw to keep up! (Photo: Gerard McCarthy) AS part of what must be one of Ireland’s Last week, the runners headed through Gerry and Ken hope to raise money for most unique fundraising events, Gerry the woodlands at Fota Island Resort, some very worthy charities, Irish Duffy and Ken Whitelaw have set out to over a four lap circuit - this time with a Autism Action and its sister charity complete the epic challenge of running little celebrity help in the form of Alan Autism NI (with a donation also going 32 marathons, across the 32 counties in Shortt, Ray D’Arcy, Denis Allen and to the Irish Cancer Society). 32 days. Peter Kelly aka Franc (minus his brides).

Glanmire Ladies Basketball Club AGM

GLANMIRE Ladies Basketball club had a very successful AGM at the Sars GAA Pavilion recently. The meeting was one of the best attended in recent years with a very successful year reported on the basketball courts of Cork and Ireland over the last 12 months. There was success at every level from under 10, under 12, success at national level at under 14, national success at under 18 and 20 and at senior level. The club now has over 200 members on its books with a highly successful under age structure.

In order to cater for this a new executive committee and children’s officer has been set up. National Basketball President, Tim Murphy was re-elected chairman with long serving club official, Michael O’Riordan as Vice Chairman. Tommy McCarthy, who was recently voted club person of the year, was elected Secretary with new committee member, Valerie Gillen elected as Treasurer, Mark Scannell will retain his head coach position as well as a new position of Development Officer. Chris Winning is elected as new Membership Secretary to cater for adult and juvenile membership. Sean O' Sullivan was elected PRO of the club with juvenile club person of

Kathleen Lynch TD and Denis Hurley, on behalf of the Glanmire and District Sports Awards Committee, make a presentation to Marcelle McAuliffe who is leaving her position as Manager of Bank of Ireland in Glanmire and taking up a position with the Bank at South Mall. Included are Gary Collins, Denis Kelleher and Mary Murphy. (Photo: Mike English)

the year, Jenny Long and Con Allen elected as venue and fixtures officers. Hansey Sexton was elected as Childrens Officer with a newly formed social committee being elected at the next meeting of the club. The club celebrated recently a very successful 25th Silver Jubilee Dinner at the Montenotte Hotel.

Staying with Glanmire Ladies Basketball Club Marcelle McAuliffe, who was a member of one of the basketball relay teams in the Cork city marathon, was the recipient of a going away party on elevation from Manager of Bank Of Ire-

land Glanmire, to Regional Sales Manager.

In her two years in Glanmire Marcelle was very involved in the local community so, along with her family, friends from the sporting community, politics, and community attended her going away party organised by the committee of Fitzgerald Vienna Woods Glanmire & District Sports Awards. Denis Hurley and Deputy Kathleen made presentations to Marcelle on behalf of all those attending.

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Youghal golf club


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


7/7/10 OPEN 2 BALL 1st Eithne Pyne (34) Mary O’ Callaghan (35) 49pts 2nd Jan Goodwin (21) Mary Barry (36) 47pts 3rd Helen Keane (36) Mary Browne (36) 47pts 4th Frankie Forrest (13) Betty Cotter (19) 47pts 5th Celia Cotter (29) Eileen Cashman (36) 47pts FIXTURES: 21/7/10: Jim Doyle Cup/ 27/7/10 & 28/7/10 - Lady Captain’s Prize (Mrs. Mary Murphy) Tuesday Tee Times: 2pm - 5pm Wednesday Tee Times: 8.30am 1.30pm

TEAM NEWS LADIES AA CHAMPIONSHIPS SOUTHERN DISTRICT Quarter Finals of the Minor Cup were held in Fota Golf Club on 11/7/10 Youghal vs. Templemore Golf Club. Youghal came away with a great win. Well done again to the Team and Caddies. Team: Paula Brennan, Trish Landers, Breda O’ Donoghue, Jo Swayne, Amanda O’ Neill Coyne. Sub: Noreen Cronin. Team Captains: Mary Coleman & Breeda Fitzgerald The semi-finals will be held on 24/7/10 at Monkstown Golf Club, tee-time 12.40pm. Thanks to all who travelled and gave great support to the team. JUNIOR FOURSOMES 2nd Round in Lismore Golf Club on 17/7/10 at 10.30am Youghal vs. Clonmel Golf Club. Team Captains: Catherine McCarthy & Miriam Whyte

MIELE FOURBALL 25/7/10: Youghal vs. Faithlegg Golf Club Home Tee Time: 3.30pm. Team Captain: Maurette Fogarty, Breeda Curtin, Eileen Farrell & Frances Barry.

with Declan Barron

Winner PJ Bunyan (10) 44pts received first prize in the Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford which ran from June 25th to 27th from Aidan O’ Mahony, OMAH Printing, competition sponsor and Club Captain, Jimmy Coleman

JUNIORS 6/7/10: Category 1 - 18 Holes 1st Danny Kiely (24) 38pts, 2nd Cormac O’ Callaghan (19) 36pts Category 2 - 18 Holes 1st Danny Walsh (34) 38pts, 2nd Harry Oliphant (33) 36pts Category 3 1st Mathew Farrell (36) 45pts, 2nd Daniel Harrington (36) 45pts 8/7/10: Category 1 - 18 Holes 1st Julie Coyne (7) 42pts, 2nd Stephen Walsh (19) 44pts Category 2 - 13 Holes 1st Harry Oliphant (33) 35pts, 2nd Adam Coughlan (36) 27pts Fixtures: Tues & Thurs - 8.30am/10am


5/7/10 - Open Seniors 60+ Category A: 0 - 15 1st Noel Bradley (13) 41pts Kinsale, 2nd Patrick O’ Connor (13) 39pts, 3rd Michael O’ Doherty (13) 39pts Category B: 16-20 1st Dan Dineen (19) 41pts, 2nd Noel Dee (18) 40pts East Cork, 3rd Larry O’ Toole (13) 40pts Cobh. Category C: 21-28 1st Frank Hoey (22) 38pts, 2nd Jackie Fahy (24) 38pts Gold Coast, 3rd Michael Finnegan (21) 38pts Mahon.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region RESULTS In the East Cork Junior C final, played in Clashmore, Wayne Kingston emerged the winner over Paul Butler. Jason Butler, Cobh, was defeated in the County under 16 final in Dunderrow.

Billy Dalton, Lackaroe, Youghal, was beaten in the All-Ireland Junior B final in Sally’s Cross, Kanturk. Carmel Ryan is through to the final of the senior women’s championship, which will take place shortly.

The Week In Sport

The County Junior A Final will be an East vs. West affair.

Killian Kingston will represent the East Cork region against the West Cork winner, Brian Wilmot. Killian was a good winner of his semi-final in Whitechurch against Vincent Kiely. At the time of going to press we expect the final to be played this coming weekend.

Killian Kingston, the holder, was beaten in the last shot of the County U18 Championship final in Killumney, last week.

CSS: Home players 39pts, Away players 38pts

10/7/10- & 11/7/10: 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Laddy Cunningham (12) 45pts, 2nd Ciaran Coleman (16) 44pts, 3rd Michael Cunneen (21) 43pts, 4th Morgan Madden (11) 43pts 5th John Hooley (5) 41pts, 6th Lar Dunne (14) 41pts CSS: Sat 36pts - Sun: 38pts FIXTURES: Tuesday Open Singles Qualifier continues 16/7/10 - 18/7/10: Open Fourball 23/7/10 - 25/7/10: Open Singles MIXED FOURSOMES Fixtures: 16/7/10 at 5pm Open 13 Holes 23/7/10 at 5pm Open 13 Holes 30/7/10 at 5pm Open 13 Holes.

East Cork Pitch and Putt Club

Recent results, Friday July 9th Fourball, 1st nett, Mick O’Halloran and Noel Kirby; 1st gross Con Shanahan and Shane Scanlon.

SUNDAY, JULY 11TH Fourball, 1st nett, Mick Barrett and Joe Carlile; 2nd nett, Ken O’Connell and Joe Wall; 1st gross, Colm O’Shaughnessy and Con O’Sullivan. FIXTURES Competition on Friday at 7.30 pm.

Presidents Prize on Sunday at 10.30 am.

Europe dominate as Spain claim first World Cup title Spanish aristocrats come good in extra time

THE World Cup in South Africa finally came to an end with a less that compelling final which, by world standards, was one of the poorest seen in recent times. Spain and Holland served up a dull encounter that failed to match the occasion, with little or no chances being created by either side. Spain, who lost their opening game, finally got their act together as the tournament progressed and eventually began to believe that their passing game would prove to be their savio. And so it proved in extra time as they carved out the one opening that finally unlocked a ten man Dutch defense, with Andres Innesta getting the winning goal with just three minutes to go in extra time. The match will not live very long in the memory, nor will the tournament in general, as the soccer on view throughout was mediocre to say the least, with the very odd exception. For Holland it was a third defeat in a final as their unbeaten run through the qualifiers and the competition came to an abrupt end as they failed to show any kind of form in the final. In the end it was a victory for skill over brawn, and for the good of the game it was great to see Spain at last claim a first World Cup Title with goalkeeper, Igor Casillas picking up the World Cup as the South African adventure come to an end.

Dramatic end to Leinster Football Final

Once again live sport has produced another moment which caused controversy as Meath snatched victory from Louth in the final few seconds of the Leinster football final.

The manner of the victory has left Louth simmering as Meath player, Joe Sheridan, who carried the ball over the goal line, clearly broke the rules as neither the referee nor his umpires failed to spot the mistake. It was really hard luck on a Louth side that was on the brink of

a famous victory that would have been terrific for football in general. The referee was assaulted after the match by irate Louth supporters who know that they were robbed of victory. Surely it is now time to look at goal line technology as in Soccer, Football and Hurling. There are too many crucial decisions now being missed.

The Thierry Henry handball in the Irish match against France, the Frank Lampard goal that was missed in the World Cup against Germany, and now this latest debacle in Croke Park surely make the argument for having the use of technology a valid one. Certainly in GAA terms the umpires have a lot to answer for, in this instance as Louth were clearly victimised with no time to come back as Meath snatched the win in controversial circumstances with no recourse to justice..

Munster Final drama as well

The scenes in Croke Park reflected badly on the GAA, with angry fans taking on referee, Martin Sludden, who made an honest mistake in awarding a Meath goal in the last moments of the Leinster football final. In contrast, the fans of both Cork and Waterford were in jovial mood despite the late equaliser for Waterford when referee, John Ryan, awarded Waterford a 20 metre free, from which they scored an equalising goal.

The upshot will be a replay this Saturday night but the upshot of the goings on in Croke Park will be more security to stop people from going onto the pitch. Human nature being what it is, the fans will want to congratulate their heroes in times of success, like the Clare Minors on Sunday, and I am sure should Waterford or Cork go on to win in Munster or the All Ireland that fans will want to share in that occasion. Banning fans from coming onto the pitch is not the answer, as crowd trouble might then take place in the stand or in the tunnel and with small children present, it is not the ideal situation either.

Championship Draws

The clubs in Cork will by now know their championship fate as the championship draws will have taken place on Tuesday night. Next week we will look at the various pairings and see what supporters can look forward to, as the Evening Echo Sponsored Cork championships get down to the business end of things.

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Cloyne road bowling club


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

East Cork U10 championship final

Shane O’Driscoll and Mikey Cahill, East Cork U10 finalists

THE semi-finals of the Regional Under 10 Championship were played in Cloyne on Thursday, July 8th. In the first score, Shane O’Driscoll defeated Nigel Lewis and Mikey Cahill defeated Jack Walsh in the second Semifinal. Both Shane and Mikey have secured themselves a place in the final which should prove to be a good score. This will be held in Cloyne on Thursday, July 15th, starting at 7pm. Well done to all our bowlers who participated and good luck to both our finalists tomorrow in the Final!

Summer League Tournament fixtures

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH: 7pm: John Gleeson vs. Colm O’Riordan 7.45pm: Mick Mullane (Jnr.) vs. Keith Dennehy FRIDAY, JULY 16TH: 7pm: Brian Fleming vs. Sean O’Brien 7.45pm: Paky Lynch vs. Darragh Canavan

Youth training

Notice to all youth members and their parents that youth training is carried out throughout the year every Saturday at 2pm. Any cancellations or changes will be reported in the East Cork Journal in our weekly notes or parents will be sent a text message informing of such. For further information about the club and its activities, please contact John Rossiter (Secretary/PRO) on 087 6252936, Michael O’Donovan (Registrar/East Cork Delegate) on 087 9691275 or John Gleeson (Chairman/East Cork Delegate) on 087 1473236.

Fota Island Golf Club Intermediate Scratch Cup 2010 results 4/7/10: 1st: Eoin Hourihan, Shivenamon, 77 2nd: William Drake, Cobh, 77 3rd: Jack Hale, Waterford, 78 4th: David Bannen, Shivenamon, 79 5th: John Hale, Waterford, 80 Best Nett: Gary O’ Brien, St. Margaret’s, 66 Competition Standard Scratch: 71

Upcoming Golf Events AT FOTA ISLAND RESORT SUMMER 2010

A few dates for your diary: Open Fourball - Mon. July 26th Open Singles - Mon. July 19th Munster Junior Open* - Fri. July 23rd - Sun. July 25th

Open Week - Mon. August 9th - Sun. August 15th Mon. 9th - Seniors team of 4 event (over 55’s) Tues. 10th - Ladies 3 person event Wed. 11th - Open Fourball Thur. 12th - Open Singles Fri. 13th - 4 Person Team Event Sat. 14th - Open Singles Sun. 15th - Open Singles Junior Scratch Cup - Sunday August 29th

Cost for each player is €50 per player * Cost is €60 per player

We look forward to seeing you over the coming months!

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Glanmire’s Dream Walker & Conna’s Mogeela Sunrise are top dogs! Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal 01 02

Great success for Midleton’s Séadnaidh at All Ireland Championships!


THERE were smiles all around for Midleton Athletic Club’s U14 athlete, Séadnaidh Smyth, who proudly took to the medal winners’ podium not once, but twice, to collect Gold and Bronze medals at the first weekend of the Woodies DIY All Ireland U12-U19 Track & Field Championsips, held in Tullamore, Co Offaly on July 3rd/4th. Séadnaidh won the coveted Gold medal in the Javelin event, and Bronze in the ABOVE: Gerard O’Callaghan, Kerry Group, presents Rena Aherne, Conna with the Charleville Cheese A2 525 Stakes Final Shot Putt final, and he also narrowly prize, following Mogeela Sunrise’s win at the St. Joseph’s Foundation Benefit meeting at Curraheen Park. Included are Mormissed out on medal status in the Disgan Aherne, Dan Joe and Alisha O’Brien with JJ Sexton, Tom Mulcahy, Michael Geary and Dan O’Halloran, St. Joseph’s Founcus event. This achievement was a just dation) and special guests, Cork Senior Footballers, Aidan Walsh, Daniel Goulding and Patrick Kelly reward for the hard work and effort he has put in since last January when he started his preparations for the Indoor season. Come rain, hail and even snow he trained with his throwing club mates each week, where they encouraged each other and improved with each session. One only has to take a glance back over his track record in Championships this year to demonstrate the huge strides he has gained through regular training, amassing a fine collection of medals in the process. Back in March, in the Shot Putt event, Séadnaidh won silver at the All Ireland Indoor Championships with a throw of 11.37m. Following on from this mighty form his distance crept up to 11.54m in the County Championships at CIT in April, and at the Munster Championships in June he won a well deserved silver medal with a throw of 11.60m. To finish off the season in style Séadnaidh managed to top these performances at the All Ireland’s, throwing a PB of 12.37m.

Make a splash Charity 5K Road in Ballymacoda Race/Walk

Rory and Barry O’Sullivan present the prize for the O’Sullivan’s Victualler June 08 Open 525 Stakes to John Egan, Glanmire, following Dream Walker’s win at the St. Joseph’s Foundation Benefit Meeting at Curraheen Park on Friday last. Included are Tom O’Neill, trainer, ,Breda and Joe O’Neill and Ken Grandon. (Photos: Mike English)


ONE of the proud institutions of Ballymacoda parish is the annual Swim Week run by I.W.S.A. and organised locally at Ring Strand and Knockadoon Pier. This year’s dates are Monday, July 19th to Friday, July 23rd, with the sandcastle competition on Wednesday, July 21st. Let’s hope the weather is kind for that week.

Life saving Certificates 2009 will also be distributed to the successful participants. For more information, please contact Anne Griffin 087 9002418 or Frances Cronin Aherne 024 98255.

THE above will take place on Wednesday, July 28th.

The group will meet at Barryscourt Castle at 7.45 pm. The race/walk will start at 8 pm. Refreshments will be served after the race/walk in Barryscourt Castle.

Participants can register on the night at a cost of €5 for the walk and €7 for the run. For further information please contact 087 9190878.

Likewise in the Javelin final, Séadnaidh displayed his talent and strength in throwing events. His enthusiasm, dedication and commitment paid off when he captured Gold at the National Championships with a throw of 35.20m. This followed his qualification from the Munster’s where he once again achieved Gold status with a throw of 30.04m. Congratulations and well done! None of his success would be possible without the help of his club and his coaches, Finbarr McCarthy and Joan Hough, whose help and support has been invaluable, combined with the vital friendly rivalry, banter and slagging of his club mates. Hopefully, Séadnaidh’s achievements will encourage the remaining Midleton athletes yet to compete in their Championships over the weekend of July 24th/25th.

Séadnaidh was not alone in performing at his best during these Championships, as Cleeva Motherway threw a PB of 8.35m in the U12 Shot Putt event placing her in 5th spot overall. Also throwing a PB in the Shot Putt was Caolan O’Brien who finished in a very creditable 6th position with a throw of 9.76m. Aidean Hallahan U15, threw strongly in the highly competitive Discus competition finishing in 12th spot. Diarmuid Hallahan finished well up in 6th position in the Shot Putt, while he also competed in the Hammer event finishing 7th overall, Diarmuid displayed a fine throw of 34.65m. On the track U17 athlete, Daniel Colbert competed very strongly in the 100m Hurdles but was unlucky to finish just outside medal position, coming 4th in the final with an excellent time of 14.71. Also competing in the top level track events was Eoin Casey U18, who ran the very quick time of 2.07.48 in the 800m race to cross the line in 8th spot. Congratulations and well done to all these athletes who have achieved success. We also wish the very best of luck to the athletes who will be representing their club at the second weekend of the National Championships.


Midleton Athletic Club Open Track & Field Sports will be held on Sunday next at the CBS grounds and starts at 1pm. This promises to be a fun day for all the family. Everyone welcome!

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The Rebel Calling – Sunday, July 11th

It didn’t stop there though. A certain element of the club decided to stay on for the second night to celebrate with the local natives.

Repaired, we dropped down into Tallow and took the lazy climb out of Tallow towards Lismore, which we made in good time.

In addition, and on numerous occasions, they were also mistaken for being part of the countless ‘Hen Parties’ circulating within the pub scene, due to a certain electrician chasing everyone of them that moved, and the rest of the group following him like mountain goats.

IT was the Munster Final weekend and it was decided to take a trip up to the Vee to wish well the many travelling Cork supporters, as well as the odd Deise fan. A group of 14 gathered at Moby Dicks at 8am for our grand depart. Up the Tallow road was the chosen direction which was comfortably done before, the Tallow Road conditions took their first victim of the day with a puncture.

From there, we started the climb up the Vee and rode well on the climb all the way to the top where the travelling supporters were waved on. We then did a u-turn and dropped down past Mellary and into Cappoquin, where we stopped for the coffee (ice cream for some). Refueled and all feeling good, we took off again for Dromina Drive and Villarstown. From there, we rode on to Aglish and up over the hill for Clashmore, and back into Youghal to hit a wall of wind as we climbed up the byepass. Well spent at this stage, we dropped down the new line and back into town for 12 noon, with a challenging 100km route completed. There was no notable nature calls for the day, as the usual suspects were all gone to Thurles.

The 10am group, consisting of 6 riders, also headed East out the main road to Dungarvan on the good main road up to the Shanchie before they turned left and dropped down into Aglish. From there,

Unconfirmed reports tell us that they should have ridden the Ring Of Kerry for a second time that evening / morning because they were partying for longer than what it took to complete the cycle earlier that day.

The third group of Youghal Cyclists who completed the Ring Of Kerry 2010 they rode back to Clashmore and Youghal where they also tackled the Bye – Pass and finished their spin of 50km at around 1pm.

Ring Of Kerry 2010

Our annual trip to Killarney was completed on Saturday, July 3rd, when a group of over 20 club members travelled to Killarney for our second biggest objective of the season. Many bodies travelled down on the Friday afternoon, with the remainder making the early journey on the Saturday morning. The day started early for some, with the first group departing at around 6am. The next group followed shortly when they departed at around 6.45am, and the final group (the lazy ones) departing at 8.15am with a belly full of full Irish from the Gleneagle. The weather was good, only for the slight headwind that was a blowing all the way from Killarney, through Killorglin and onto Caherciveen where we all had our first food stop. From there we rolled on again into the headwind as we made our way to Waterville and the first major climb of the day up the Coomat-

loukane. All rode the climb true and strong within our groups but as always, the usual suspects took off near the top to claim the bragging rights. From there we turned for Sneem and with the wind on our backs, we rode the bumpy road back to Kenmare for the second food stop of the day. Fully refreshed all departed with our relevant groups from Kenmare to tackle our second major climb of the day ‘Molls Gap’. Again, all rode well together up the climb as a group before they went at it again within the last 1km of the climb for the bragging rights ( there was none of them claiming bragging rights that night in the Grand Nightclub ). As always due to the high altitude at the top of ‘Molls Gap’ it was raining, so our decent was taken with caution until such time as the roads dried up. From the bottom of the climb each group re-grouped and rode back to Killarney in the sunshine. A total of 178km was completed on the day by the three different groups which all covered the ‘parcours’ in a time of between 6 and 7 hours. A fine ride by all who participated with the other confirmed 7000 + cyclists.

West Waterford golf & country club Gents

WEEKEND COMPETITION - 11/7/10 1st: Willie Fitzgibbon (16) - 40pts. 2nd: Michael Cass (23) - 40pts. Gross: Pa Murray (4) - 35pts. CSS: 37. AL EILE QUALIFIER 7/7/10 1st: Daniel Burke (5) - 42pts. 2nd: Bertie Hallahan (13) - 41pts. 3rd/Visitor Conor Riordan (6) - 39pts. CSS: 39. High Handicap 6/7/10 -13 Hole Stroke 1st: Billy McCarthy (18) - 32pts. Guest: Shane Hanrahan (15) - 31pts.

Senior Cup

Our senior cup team, under the management of John Carroll, has once again progressed to the Munster semi finals. On Saturday last at Faithlegg Golf Club, we defeated Dungarvan G.C. to advance to the afternoon session where Tramore provided the opposition. Despite the atrocious weather conditions our team produced another splendid performance, and so qualified for a semi final meeting with neighbours, Gold Coast, on Sunday morning. Fortunately, the weather conditions were ideal and we secured our third victory. On the other side of the draw Thurles had progressed to the area final. With

every member of the team on their game, West Waterford came through once more and will now compete in the semi finals to be played at Castletroy in August. Well done to John and his panel on a magnificent performance.

Open Week 16/7/10 - 25/7/10

Our Open Week kicks off with a 13hole 3 person scramble on Friday, July 16th. On Saturday, July 17th we have an 18-hole singles stroke competition, followed on Sunday, July 18th, by an 18-hole singles Stableford competition. For full details of our open week log on to our website

Club Mixed Foursomes

This competition is now at the quarter final stage and outstanding matches should be completed by Friday, July 16th. Draw for Club Fourball is now posted on notice board. First round matches to be completed by Wednesday, July 28th. Entry sheet for Gents club singles Matchplay is now posted on the notice board.

Junior Competition 6/7/10

1st: Paul Whelan (28) – 44. 2nd: Conor Morrissey (2) – 43. Gross: Nicholas

Why does this sound so familiar?

Anyway, that’s all we can say about that before we get in trouble.

Monthly Club Meeting

Our July monthly club meeting was held last week on Wednesday, July 7th at 8pm, in the Holy Family Church Hall, Youghal. A number of items were discussed in detail, such as the successful Ring Of Kerry spin and the roll out of the new club kit. Unfortunately, the planned Road Race that was to be hosted by the club at the end of July has had to be cancelled due to the lack of time required to organise the event.

The up and coming Club Tour, The ‘V’ Challenge is, however, going ahead on Sunday, August 8th. The organizing of same was discussed in great detail at the meeting. Details of the event will be posted shortly on the club website and local media.

Club Website


Information about the club, cycling in the area and cycling in general, can be viewed at our club website. It has to be seen by all at

Midweek Spins

The midweek spins have now commenced until the end of the summer with the group gathering as usual at Moby Dicks for a 7pm sharp starting time. Spins will take place every Tuesday & Thursday night and will normally last for 2hrs per spin (weather permitting). These spins are generally of a high tempo and are ideal for anyone looking to get the heart rate up a little and bring on their fitness level.

Weekend Spins

As you are all well aware by now, there is a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 8am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which runs on various routes every week, usually takes between 4 to 5 hours (weather permitting) and covers on average between 80 to 120km. The pace is comfortable and we usually stop half way around for a coffee or tea.

A second group also goes on a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 10am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin which runs on various routes every week, usually takes around 3 hours to complete, and covers on average between 50 to 60km. The pace is again very comfortable. This is an ideal group for anyone interested in taking up the sport.

New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary Jonathan at 0868563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

Conduin (19) – 24. 3rd: Darragh O’Riordan (17) – 38. 4th: Stephen Hally (28) – 37. Best 36: Robert Shine (36) – 34. 2nd 36: Niall Blackwell (36) - 34.

Waterford Ladies Football Classic Owing to the inclement weather conditions at the weekend, the final day of the Ladies Football Classic has been deferred to Saturday, August 7th.

High Handicap 13-hole Stableford The Tuesday high Handicap continues each Tuesday during the summer and is now a 13-hole competition. All handicap levels are welcome, and we hope to see lots of our new members, where you can meet new friends and improve your game Al Eile Qualifier This is an 18-hole Stableford open competition held on each Wednesday during the summer months. As well as the weekly prizes, entrants can qualify for the Grand Final which will be held on Sunday, October 17th. FIXTURES 14/7/10: Al Eile Qualifier 16/7/10 – 26/7/10: start of Open Week


OPEN WEEK July 16th - 25th

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No one wants to leave the Let’s Go Summer Camp in Youghal

THE Let’s Go Summer Camp took place at Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide in Youghal last week and proved very popular with the children, who had a varied programme of activities to keep them busy. Activities included Orientieering, Hockey and indoor games while a new acitivity for the young children were the toy horses that proved very popular, with perhaps one or two budding young Davy Russells to be seen.

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LAST Saturday the club online presentation was held at Lismore House Hotel with Helen Raftery and Carlos Lopez from the FAI conducting the presentation. All clubs participating in the WWEC Junior League this season were present for an individual presentation, and when the league commences in August all clubs will have their players registered online. This will, of course, be a big help to the league registrar and to the club secretaries also, with fixtures and results all online which will make it easy for everyone to check for themselves.

The WWEC League is one of the first leagues to have undertaken the change in registration, as all leagues in the country will have to be online in the next two seasons to be in line with FIFA rules and guidelines.


Last Friday we visited the Cappoquin An Post FAI Summer Camp. We were welcomed by League RDO, Michael Looby. It was pointed out to us that unfortunately we brought the rain with us. So we did, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the boys and girls as they enjoyed themselves with games, drills and activities. All the children looked splendid in their Umbro FAI kit, jersey, shorts and socks and we have to say the kit is top quality and is worth having. Rain or no rain the children definitely were enjoying themselves, and as we departed all the children received a football and backpack each. This week there are two camps- Brideview at Brideview Park and Ballybridge Utd at Fr. O’Neill’s Community Sports Field, both soccer schools from July 12th to July 16th, Ardmore at Dysart Park from July 19th to July 23rd, Castlebridge Celtic at Bridesbridge, and Castlelyons from July 26th to July 30th.

The schools are open to boys and girls aged between 6 and 14, of all ability levels and experience. On the first day of each camp all participants receive their Umbro FAI gear, football and backpack, unique to An Post FAI Summer Soccer Schools. By joining, each child will have five exciting days of great fun, with friendly and high quality coaches, exciting games, drills and activities. Train with your friends and make new ones, and test your skills. The An Post FAI Summer Soccer Schools are one of the most enjoyable and safest places for your child to be this summer.


The first Delegate Meeting of the WWEC Junior League will take place on Monday, July 26th at Lismore House Hotel commencing at 8.30pm. All club applications must be with the League Hon Secretary on or before that date. There will be no late applications accepted after this date.

The draw for the Tony Bolger Cup will be held at this meeting, and the opening rounds of the competition will commence weekending August 15th.

All the usual that we have become accustomed to over the years when clubs are filling in their league application form. We can confirm, on making official enquiry, that there is one club withdrawing from the league, but the good news is that there will probably be another team entering.

With the league’s geographical position, the number of clubs participating in the league will never be more than 20-22 and this, of course, does make the league, what many outsiders call, a nice compact measurable league.


Clubs please note the time of the Delegate Meeting, 8.30pm.


Sympathy to Clashmore player, John Murphy, on the death of his father John, Youghal which sad event occurred last Saturday. Those of us who played the game of soccer in the late 60’s and early 70’s will remember John” Chalky “ Murphy playing with Youghal.

Yours truly has vivid memories of our clashes, be it at the Castle Farm Ground, Lismore or the old Youghal ground at the Barracks. He was an outstanding player, played the game in a hard but honest and sporting way in a Youghal team that had household names at the time, Maurice Kenneally, Mick Treacy, Jimmy Hogan, “Balla” Bransfield, Billy Coleman, Jack Whelan, Richard Leo, Tommy Coleman, Seamus Murphy and many more. Names that all of us who played in challenge games and then played in the inaugural League in 1972, will remember.

To the Murphy family we send our sympathies. Ar Dheis dé ar a anam.


Last week we wrote of the need for clubs in the league to supply referees for the coming season. The necessity arises from the fact that the league is losing two to three referees due to retirements and work commitments. To help the clubs supply new “whistlers”, there is a referee’s beginner’s course taking place at the Crystal Centre, Waterford this Friday night, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th. The league contacted each club last weekend explaining the need for new referees and clubs, or individuals are asked to contact Len Fraser on 086 3173150 as soon as possible. As we wrote last week, if we do not have sufficient referees to cover all the fixtures each weekend, teams will only be playing every second or third weekend, which no one wants. It is now up to the clubs, so it is over to you.


No, we are not entering the world of finance, buying and selling of shares, but this is the time of year, often referred to as the silly season, when the rumour wheel is in full circle. We refer to the annual rumour of players transferring from one club to another, clubs pulling out of the league etc, etc.

Sunday nights weak performance by Howard Webb that could have seen the best team kicked out of victory.

We had the Jabulani ball that flew all over the place—how many goals scored from set pieces in front of goal, most of the shots went over the bar, and then we had what we can only describe as cheats, those players who feign injury to get a free or a player yellow or red carded. Then we had the players who just didn’t turn up— Rooney, Kaka, Drogba, Ronaldo, to mention a few, and finally we can not finish without the Vuzavelas. Will have them at our games on Sunday mornings? All for the future.

And finally, let us look to four years time in Brazil. Hopefully, the Boys in Green will be there and relive what a well known sports writer wrote ‘Italia 90 was the greatest summer we’ve ever lived through’. Could we be saying the same in 2014?

Midleton FC Magpie Lotto


Sincere sympathy from all in the WWEC to League Hon Treasurer, Michael McBride and his wife Mary, on the death of Mary’s mother Mrs Lynch, Cork , which sad event occurred last week. Ar Dheis dé ar a anam.


Sunday night saw the final of the World Cup taking place, thus ending four weeks of football, and 32 teams all with one goal, to receive the Jules Rimed Cup and be crowned champions of the world. Everyone has their favourites, but no one can deny that Spain were the best team in the tournament and deserved to win. They were the team that played football as it should be played, and had the best players also. Beaten finalists, Holland, could not match the winners for their footballing class, and depended too much on the strong tactics of Van Brommel and De Jong in midfield. Indeed, the leniency of English referee, Howard Webb saw both players remain on the field, as many of us felt they should have been red carded in the first half. We have always maintained that class and skill, in any sport, will always prevail over provocation, ugliness and at times, brutal tackling, as we saw last Sunday. Yes, Holland had the brilliant Robben who, if I was selecting my team of the tournament, would be in the team, as he is the type of player who we admire with his wing play.

But Spain have Innesta, Villa, and the best goalkeeper in the tournament, Casillas, who just so happens to play for our favourite club team, Real Madrid.

Other players who we thought lived up to their names were Forlan, Uruguay, Klose, Germany, and Schweinsteiger also Germany. Messi, while he did not score, showed what he can do and did try.

Apart from Spain we would have liked to see Germany as champions, but at the start of the tournament, we predicted Brazil and hoped Argentina would get through to the final, as they will be playing in Dublin for the opening of the Aviva stadium. We wonder who can recall how many of the German team that played in the tournament, played in Turner’s Cross a few seasons back in the U21 championship. We await the answers.

Finally our views on the four weeks. Not a great tournament, with many games in the group stages of a low standard. We must emphasise, we did not see all games as we were told we were selective, and yes we were. But when it came to the knock out stages we tried to see as many as we could. The tournament will long be remembered for the bad refereeing decisions made-Frank Lampards goal, the hand ball that denied Ghana a victory, last

THE result from Thursday, July 8th for a jackpot of €7,500. The numbers drawn were 3, 17, 25 and 28. There was no winner. Bonus jackpot €1,000. The numbers drawn were 12, 16, 22 and 27. There was no winner.

Lucky dip winners who each receive €20 Teddy Lambe (B. Lambe), David Walsh (D. Walsh), Ann Tobin (Pa), Roseann Daly (Pa), Ita, Rachel, Susan and Paula (Pa), John Rice (O. Horgan), Joe Lehane (Ger), Nora, Gillian and Jesse (Pa), Aidan McCarthy (Pa) and Rose O’Sullivan (Ger).

The next lotto draw will be held on Thursday night, July 15th, at the Club House, Knockgriffin Park at 9.30 pm for a jackpot of €7,750.

ANNUAL CORKBEG 5 A SIDE THE Annual Corkbeg 5 A Side tournament takes place this year, commencing on July 19th. This week long soccer fest is one of the highlights of the East Cork Soccer calendar.

The Tournament is kindly sponsored by Rosie's Bar, Lower Aghada and is open to all kinds of teams from clubs, firms, or groups of friends etc.

After a month of soccer action on the couch, it's time to get the boots on and practice some of the skills we saw in South Africa - Vuzavelas are allowed for spectators! Teams of five, with two interchangeable subs, and all soccer rules, bar offside, apply.

The entry fee is €70 and entry forms are available from Kieran Higgins 086-6036702.

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Midleton Juvenile GAA Golf Classic

OUR Golf Classic will take place next week on Tuesday, July 20th and Wednesday, July 21st at East Cork Golf Club. The competition is a 3 ball scramble with prizes for Ladies, Seniors and Non GUI teams also. Teams cost €120 each, which includes a meal afterwards, and Sponsorship of Tee Boxes is also available at €50 each. The timesheet for this event can be booked by contacting Anthony Wall @ 086/3154016. Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated

VHI Cúl Camp

We held our annual VHI Cúl Camp last week with over one hundred boys taking part. It turned out to be great week of coaching and fun despite the odd shower of rain. On Friday Cork footballer, Patrick Kelly visited the camp and gave some valuable words of advice. Later our Coaches Aidan Ryan, Shane Ryan, Padraig O’Shea, Gerry Smyth, Paul Haughney, Stephen Moore and Tomás Hogan presented the medals. Many thanks to Jim O’Sullivan, Cormac Quirke, Mary Quinn and Padraig O’Brien for co-ordinating and over seeing this event.

Coffee Mornings

We recently began our Coffee and tea mornings on Saturday mornings in the GAA Club from 10am to 12 noon. It has been well received by parents, and provides us with a great opportunity to keep everybody informed of club events. Anyone who would like to help out on these mornings, in any way, is more than welcome.

Underage Fé 16

Our Fé 16s played two football games in the last week, our A team easily defeated Cobh in Midleton and our second team had a narrow win over Fr. O’Neill’s in Ballymacoda.

PANEL: Cian Collins, Tom Motherway, Conor Maloney, Colin Barry, Keelan Kennedy, Cathal Mc Carthy, Joe Murray, Gavin Hurley, Emmet Cotter, Andrew Rea, Conan Finnegan, Patrice Tschmanga, Kelvin Kruschel, Sean O’Farrell, John O Farrell, Matthew Bell, Billy O’Shea, Aaron Mc Evoy, Eanna O’Brien, Darren Quirke, Padraic Nagle, Robert Williams, Michael Abernethy, James O’Brien, Imbiblio Bello, Brendan Ahern and John Shanahan.

Fé 12

Our Fé 12 panels completed their Hurling league programmes in June, with the A Panel playing away and losing to Killeagh (lost) while beating both Aghada and Glen Rovers at home. While we played some good hurling in all 3 games, we also found we have a lot to improve upon if we hope to get past either Carrigtwohill or Aghada in the Championship in late August. The Panel of players who participated in all 3 matches was : Kevin Mulcahy (capt), Ryan O’Reagan, Conor Evans, Christian Daly, Sean O’Meara, Adam Daly, Ryan McConville, Temitayo Abdullah, Christopher Shanahan, Garan Manley, Jordan Roche, David Mulcahy, Eoin Moloney, Padraig O’Brien, Dion O’Neill-Hill, PJ Fitzgearld, Conor O’Neill, Shane O’Brien, Kelvin Hickey, Christopher Power, Liam Franklin, Ronan O’Donovan, Kevin Daly, Dylan Cahalane and Sean O’Leary Our second string played their final D league game also, and following a very brave effort we were beaten in the end by a very strong and well balanced Sars side.

Our Panel on the night for this game was Dion O’NeillHill (Capt), Conor O’Neill, Shane O’Brien, Conor Evans, Temitayo Abdullah, Jordan Roche, Dylan Cahalane, Kelvin Hickey, Ronan O’Donovan, Adam Daly, Conor O’Farrell, Tommy O’Connell, John Dwyer, Cian O’Reagan, Cormac Higgins, Cathal Gunning and Andrew Nestor. We will continue to train each Saturday for July and August 10am to 11:30am in the Paddocks field, unless a text is sent to notify otherwise.

East Cork GAA round-up with Declan Barron

THE heavy rain on Saturday caused the cancellation of the Junior A hurling game between Watergrasshill and Carrigtwohill, which will now have taken place on last night (Tuesday) in Castlelyons with Carrigtwohill taken to advance. In the Junior B hurling championship three games did take place during the week, with Sarsfields having a 4-12 to 2-10 victory over Erin’s Own in a very good game played by both clubs third strings at the Lisgoold venue. Dungourney had six points to spare over Castlelyons, winning by 2-15 to 2-9, in another high scoring game while Youghal were comfortable 3-13 to 0-8 winners over Bride Rovers.

There is another curtailed programme of games this week, with two games down for decision in the Junior A hurling championship. On Thursday night Killeagh take on Cloyne in Youghal at 7.30pm and Killeagh are taken to prevail in this one. On Saturday Lisgoold and Dungourney are set to meet in Carrigtwohill, but the time of

this game will change to the afternoon if both clubs agree, due to the Cork / Waterford replay. A tight game is in prospect, with Dungourney getting a hesitant vote to advance to a meeting with Carraig na bhFearr.

In Junior B hurling, Midleton and Cloyne will have played on Tuesday night with the winner set to meet Cobh in Carrigtwohill on Sunday night at 7pm. I expect it to be Midleton and they should be good enough to account for Cobh as well.

On Thursday night in Youghal, Killeagh will meet Cloyne in Junior B and here it will be a case of which side has the best back up of minor players, as Killeagh are taken to win this one.

On tonight, Wednesday, Cork U21 hurlers will face Tipperary in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 7.30pm and with a good number of East Cork players in action, supporters should be in for a good game.

In the event of further changes please check the games on the East Cork GAA website

Ballymacoda & Ladysbridge Community Council

Also, could all parents please text dates when your son is not available to train / play matches due to holidays etc if you have not already done, so to ensure we can plan accordingly.

Churchtown South’s John won’t miss a match C OMMUNITY D EFIBRILLATOR I NFORMATION M EETINGS Learn more about this initiative, the training required and how you can get involved by attending one of the information meetings. Meeting Dates 21st July Balymacoda Hall, 8pm 22nd July Ladysbridge Hall, 8pm

Agenda 8:00 Brief overview of Ballymacoda & Ladysbridge Requirements 8:10 Outline of Training Requirements 8:15 Overview of Innishannon Community scheme 8:20 Q&A 8:30 Registration of interest & Meeting Close The participation of all clubs and other interested parties is required to make this a success and we would like you to attend. Caught on camera by Denis O’Flynn at the Cork vs. Waterford match last weekend was John O’Donovan, Churchtown South, with friends and family.

Without a minimum number of volunteers it will not be feasible to run the initiative so we need all your support to get the system up and running.

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On pitch Midleton GAA Vhi Cúl Camp 2010


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Junior Hurling

OUR two junior hurling squads are in championship action this week. On Wednesday 14th, the ‘B’ side travel to Ballinacurra to take on Midleton in the Preliminary Round of the ‘B’ Grade Championship, while the ‘A’ side will line out in a qualification round against Killeagh in Copper Alley, Youghal, on the following night. We wish both teams the best of luck in their respective endeavours.

The Munster Final

Our two players on the Cork side, Dónal Óg Cusack and Paudie O’Sullivan, acquitted themselves very well in the drawn game against Waterford at Thurles on Sunday last. Dónal Óg was in great form throughout and brought off a great save in the opening half when things were not going Cork’s way. Paudie was a very late substitute at right corner-forward, and would probably have been very effective had he been brought on earlier in the second half.

The Ger Lewis Memorial Tournament

The above tournament, sponsored by Auntie Biddy’s Bar, will take place on Saturday next, July 17th at Kilboy Park, Cloyne, with the kick-off at

2pm. The first game will feature a contest between ‘Churchvilla Legends’ and ‘GAA Legends’, while the main feature will see Churchvilla taking on ‘Mick Lewis All-Stars’. The presentations and a BBQ at Auntie Biddy’s Bar will follow at 7pm.


JHC ‘B’ Championship (Preliminary Round): Cloyne vs. Midleton at Ballinacurra on Wednesday, July 14th at 7.30pm. JHC ‘A’ Championship (Qualification Round): Cloyne vs. Killeagh at Copper Alley on Thursday, July 15th at 7.30pm.



UNDER the threat of heavy rain last Friday, the East Cork Journal braved Midleton’s GAA Pitch to catch on camera the kids taking part in the GAA Vhi Cúl Camp 2010. Over 100 young GAA enthusiasts took part in the camp. PICTURES AVAILABLE TO BUY.

Super Lotto

The Jackpot of €5,600 was not won. The winning numbers were 5, 9, 11, and 17. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (3) for a prize of €1,000 was not won. Match 3 winners included Pat Ring c/o B. Ring; Audrey O’Sullivan c/o D. Falvey; Bríd Hurley, Castlemary; Eileen McCarthy, Chapel Street; Jeremiah Falvey, Cloyne; Ann McCarthy c/o M. Cahill; John Beausang, Rock Street; Betty Aherne c/o Bunty; Bomber Lewis, St. Colman’s Tce.; and Martin O’Donoghue c/o Ray. Each receives a prize of €20. The next draw takes place this Thursday , July 15th at Auntie Biddy’s Bar with the Jackpot standing at €5,900.


On Tuesday night last, we welcomed Carrigaline to Castlemartyr for an U-9 Hurling match.

Carrigaline arrived with a very strong 22 players and we had 24 on the night, so we played two games of 11 a side. The pitches were divided into three zones but the players were allowed to play normally, i.e. entering each zone but always had to be back in their own zone after clearing the ball. We had two very good games and we won both. On Thursday night our football match against Erin’s Own fell foul to the weather, as did our combined U10 and U9 Blitz on Saturday. This was very disappointing as a lot of effort was put into it. The blitz will be rearranged sometime, so back to training again this week.

Cork County GAA Board fixtures THURSDAY, JULY 15TH: Red FM Senior Hurling League: Bishopstown vs. Sarsfields, at Bishopstown, 7.30pm FRIDAY, JULY 16TH: Evening Echo Intermediate Hurling Championship: Milford vs. St. Vincent’s at Mallow, 7.30pm Evening Echo U21 B Football Championship: Clyda Rovers vs. Passage at Blarney, 7.30pm.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH East Cork Oil Junior B Hurling Championship: Midleton vs. Cloyne at Ballinacurra, 7.30pm

THURSDAY, JULY 15TH: East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship: Killeagh vs. Cloyne at Aghavine, 7.30pm.

East Cork Journal Minor A Hurling Championship: Aghada vs. Youghal at Shanagarry, 7.30pm.

RESULTS EAST CORK OIL JUNIOR B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP: Dungourney 2-15 Castlelyons 2-9 Bride Rovers 0-8 Youghal 3-13 Sarsfields 4-12 Erin’s Own 2-10

STAR HOMES JHL - DIV 2: Midleton 2 1-15 Aghada 0-7

STAR HOMES JHL - DIV 3 SECTION 1: Cloyne 4-5 Dungourney 0-9 Fr O’Neill’s 2-17 Cobh 1-11 Ml. Feeney Builders Minor A Hurling League: Youghal 0-7 Kiltha Óg 1-18.

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Killeagh - Ita’s Baile na Corra Killeagh camogie Senior B Championship Junior B County Championship juvenile


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THURLES, golf and the small little bit of precipitation (well done to the hardy souls who braved the elements for hurling training on Saturday morning and afternoon) kept our activities quieter than usual this past week. Those who were in action hadn’t much success with either the big or small ball. However, this is all part of the game and once we put in a good effort and did our best, that is what counts. Our Fé 16 and Fé 14 footballers were both in league action last Monday evening against Kiltha Óg and Castlelyons respectively. After two hard fought games, we were unable to collect the league points from either on this occasion. Our minors hosted the Castlelyons lads on Thursday evening under the watchful eye of Denis O’Flynn. Even though we were short a few lads on the night we applied ourselves to the best of our ability, but fell short at the finish.

Golf Classic

Our sincere thanks and gratitude go to Ray Rochford and his hard working committee for organising and completing another successful Golf Classic for our Club. Our thanks also to all those who sponsored, played and made it a wonderful three day event despite the weather. Your support and generosity enables us to develop our facilities and provide proper training equipment for all our young players. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir. This week sees our annual Cúl Camp with 144 enthusiastic boys and girls geared up for four days of gaelic football and hurling coaching, and plenty of fun. Hopefully, the inclement weather will steer clear of Páirc Uí Chinnéide from 10am to 2pm each day so that we can all enjoy the week of camp. Hopefully, we’ll have some reports and photos in next week’s news.

AT the time of going to print the hurlers were due to play Doneraile in the County Championship on July 17th in Rathcormac at 7.30pm. However, with the Cork vs. Waterford replay going ahead next weekend this could mean a change. Keep an eye out for texts for confirmation.

Club Shop

The Club Shop will now be open every Saturday morning from 10 – 12. All sorts of merchandise for sale including hurleys, hoodies, polo shirts, flags, hats and many more items. All sizes are catered for.

Juvenile Training

The Juveniles had a break from action last weekend due to the adverse weather conditions. Hopefully we’ll be back in action on Thursday evening and Saturday morning again. Texts will be sent with relevant details during the week. New members are always welcome. With the Cúl Camps due to take place in August, it’s the perfect opportunity for new members to get involved with the club.

We cater for all ages and pride ourselves on the fact that every kid is given a fair and equal chance. I would urge any potential new members to come to the club some Saturday morning to look around and have a chat with any of the coaches.

Defibrillator Training

The Club are looking for members who are interested in taking part in Defibrillator training. If sufficient numbers are interested, the course could possibly take place at the club-house. Contact Dougie at 086 0609737 for further details.

Cobh Cúl Camp kicks off

THE annual GAA Summer Camp was held last week with the biggest ever participation, involving 165 young girls and boys, 15 coaches and a number of part-time volunteers combining to make it a very successful event. With Jim Cronin coordinating the camp, and school GAA coach Christy Kidney supervising all coaching activity, the camp was very professionally run and as a result all involved had a great time. The participants received instruction in hurling, football and also played rounders during the week, while each group were also taught the importance of healthy eating in sport and life in general. The weather was the only thing that left us down, on

occasion, but even when it did the coaches were resilient enough to have quizzes, activity sheets and other work prepared to keep the participants entertained. A special word of thanks to Tom Hennessey, GAA pavilion caretaker, for his help during the week and to the ladies from the camogie club who volunteered their time throughout the camp. The group were delighted to meet with Cork camogie and ladies football star, Mary O’Connor on Thursday, as well as Cork senior footballer, Patrick Kelly and, to top it off, Aisake Ó hAilpín called in to bring the week to an exciting finish on Friday. Well done to all involved.

U12 Hurling

With four games played in the East Cork league our return has been three wins and one loss. We started off with an easy victory away to Cloyne. Carrignavar at home were a much different proposition and try as we might on the night we ended up two points behind at the final whistle when a last gasp effort from Cobh grazed the upright and went wide. In round 3 we were away to Erin’s Own. Our fellas have a good record against the Glounthane outfit in recent times, and this joust was no different. That said, it wasn’t a foregone conclusion. Round 4 saw Kiltha Óg come to Cobh and ended with a Cobh win on

the score line of 5-08 to 3-05. With a panel of 17 to pick from injuries, sickness and general fatigue from the Cúl Camp the lads had to draw on all their experience to put the visitors to the sword.

The firepower of Adam O’Donovan 3 goals, Niall Spriggs 1-06 Dylan Higgins 1 goal and Neil Harte 2 points, and the defence spine of Pádi Kearney, Odhran Kidney-Power and captain fantastic, Max Kahn made sure it was victory number 3 out of 4, with two games left to play. Well done lads, keep up the good work. A special word of thanks to Nick O’Callaghan for refereeing the home games. RESULTS: IH challenge Cobh 2-12 Castletownroche 0-16 Family Fun Day on July 30th.

OUR senior team began their championship campaign on Friday last in Castle Road. Our opponents were Kilbrittain/Timoleague and boy was it a miserable night. Heartfelt thanks to our loyal supporters who braved the elements to come and support the girls.

The game opened with a Kilbrittain point from a free. Killeagh quickly replied - a neat pass from Gillian Cunningham to Kate Murphy sent the ball over the bar. Kate, who is doing very well for such a young player, scored our first goal and captain, Claire Keohane followed with a point. A mellee in the Killeagh goal-mouth saw Kilbrittain get their first goal, followed by another point. Stephanie Beausang put her name to the score-sheet with our last point of the first half. Alas, a long range ball saw Kilbrittain get another goal. The half time score was 1-3 to 2-2. Straight off the plane from Australia came Angela Walsh to strike our first point of the second half. Mary O’Connor – a tower of strength in the defence line, put a 45 over the bar. Clare Keohane and Gillian Cunningham both scored points before Kate Murphy got another ball into the back of the net. Kilbrittain added another point to the score in the 21st minute, with Kate Murphy retaliating with a point of her own in the 26th minute. Our girls piled on the pressure for the last 510 minutes, but despite great play further scores proved elusive. Well done to Shauna Landers, Aoife Walsh and Kate Murphy – the youngsters on the panel. Welcome aboard to Niamh O’Keeffe on the occasion of her first outing with the club. It’s great to see Deirdre Cunningham back playing after a long absence (the Ring of Kerry Cycle certainly did her no harm!). This was a great night out for trainer, Kevin O’Connor and the girls and we hope that it is the first step towards a County Victory!

SENIOR PANEL: C Deane, S Smiddy, M Smiddy, AM Walsh, C Keohane, E O’Neill, M O’Connor, S Beausang, N O’Donovan, A Walsh, B Stack, G Cunningham, A Walsh, L O’Connor, S Landers, K Murphy, J O’Shea, E Kelly, D Cunningham, K Walsh, A Fitzgerald, A Walsh, A Walsh, N Walsh, R Culligan, A R Sisk, N O’Keeffe.

Our next game is against Glen Rovers on Wednesday, July 21st, followed by fixtures against Bishopstown, Carrigaline and Eire Óg – dates and venues to be decided.

Well done to Mary O’ Connor in her Munster Football victory last week, surely a testament to women’s multi-tasking skills where she played a camogie match in Athenry and a football match in Cork in the one day.

Dungourney camogie U10

The girls took part in the Go Games blitz in Carrigtwohill on Thursday, June 24th. They played three games consisting of ten minutes aside. They played Carrigtwoill, Youghal and Fr. O’Neill’s. They enjoyed their matches and it helped them to practise and develop their skills. Those who took part were as follows:- Cliodna Casey, Caoimhe Bane, Catherine Walsh, Ellen Nally, Ava O’Brien, Kathlyn O’Riordan and Emer Hennessy.


The girls played their first Imokilly League match on Sunday, July 4th against Youghal. Ten minutes into the game Youghal got off to a good start when they got their first goal. As the game progressed Dungourney replied with their first goal by Sinead O’Sullivan. Just before half time Youghal scored two points which put them ahead.

In the second half, Dungourney scored three goals, two from Sinead O’Sullivan and one from Anne Marie Rohan.Kate Mary Cullinane bought off some very good saves in goals also. Youghal scored a goal also. There was great team work on both sides and Dungourney came out on the winning side. PANEL:Jill O’Gorman, Anne-Marie Rohan, Mary Twomey, Maebh Hennessy, Kirsten O’Keeffe, Mary Connerry, Ciara O’Doherty, Sinead O’Sullivan, Lucy Lawton, Lisa Ahern, Kate-Mary Cullinane and Mairead Rohan

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Minor Hurling League Lios gCúl 6-06 Carrig na bhFearr 6-07

A DOZEN goals shared equally on a wet and slick Tuesday evening in Páirc Lios gCúl saw hosts Lisgoold and visitors, Carrig na bhFearr go “hammer and tongs” for an hour in a tough and pulsating Minor Hurling League encounter. Our visitors pulled off a marginally deserved victory, despite the best efforts of John McCarthy, John Cashman and Cian Scannell, whilst full backs Cathal Cashman and teak tough Robert Swayne repelled many an attack. A night that may have seen standards slide due to weather challenges saw the two sides conjure up a very favourable display that kept the wet attendance entertained in a twelve goal thriller where those who chose the Lisgoold minor game over the delights of Holland vs. Uruguay were rewarded with gaols which rivalled Van Bronkhurst’s screamer in quality and style. Best wishes to Jamie Woods, who suffered a horrible injury late in the game, as he fights his way back to full fitness. At least it happened AFTER the exams, Jamie!

Junior A Hurling Championship Lios gCúl vs. Dungourney at Carrigtwohill, 17/7/10 at 7.30pm Preview

The “do or die” backdoor championship encounter with close neighbours Dungourney nears and, following our reversal against Gortroe based St Ita’s last time out, we face our old foes at Carrigtwohill on Saturday in what should be a fine hours hurling. It’s real Championship fare from now on, with the “lose and you’re out” approach that’ll add a tension to the proceedings. We’ve enjoyed many a battle with Dungourney, and expect more of the same on Saturday night. As usual, Manager, Mike Woods will look to a solid defensive set up where Charles Smart and Patrick O’Mahony (who was excellent in round 1) will look to cement the sweeping excellence of evergreen Kevin O’Shea and Culbaire Ciaran Cronin.

Midfield duties should be shared by Dave Barry and Barry Aherne, with youthful Peter Leahy and experienced Finbarr Brosnan pushing hard for inclusion. Up front we’ll look to the likes of Rob Smart and Jonathon O’Shea for the scores that will be so crucial in pulling the side home. We wish Manager, Mike Woods skipper, Ciaran Cronin and all the squad the very best of luck on Saturday evening. At the time of going to print this fixture stands, but, following the late controversial equaliser for Waterford last weekend, and that replay fixed for the same time as ours, either the Lisgoold vs. Dungourney game or the Cork replay will surely have to be refixed! Watch for details of that decision from HQ, which we’ll announce locally.


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The winning numbers drawn from the drum last Tuesday were 21, 24 and 28, and as no one matched the key numbers, our Jackpot prize continues to rise. Watch our for details of the Prize Jackpot Rollover on the newly erected street signs in our locality. Congratulations to Consolation Prize winners last week, who were Denis O’Brien (x2 ), Mossie O’Connell and Mike O’Shea.


Last week’s teaser asked “Who captained our Munster Championship Under 11 hurling side last Monday evening?” The answer was that the honour was bestowed upon promising young centre back, Cian Healy who led his troops into battle with Clare champions, Sixmilebridge at Kilmallock, Co Limerick. This week’s poser asks if you know “Who captained the 1952 Championship winning side ? “. The answer will be provided, as usual, next week

Cork face Wexford in football qualifier


CORK will make the journey to Wexford for the next round of the qualifiers in the All Ireland Football championship, with Sunday the most likely day for the match given that Cork hurlers will be in action on Saturday night. This will be a tough enough encounter for Conor Counihan’s side that had an easy victory over Cavan on Saturday last. Cork will stick with more or less the same side as they continue their bid to get back to Croke Park. In Wexford they will have a much tougher opponent as players such as Redmond Barry, Ciáran Lyng, Anthony Masterson, PJ Banville, Eric Bradley and Mattie Forde are household names who are very good footballers. Cork will have to play well to progress from this difficult draw, but I expect the rebels to continue their rehabilitation with another victory, which this time I expect to be hard earned. Players such as Fintan Gould, Colm O’Neill, Aidan Walsh and Nicholas Murphy will get more game time under their belts, while the likes of Daniel Goulding, Graham Canty, Pierce O’Neill and Michael Shields will again be expected to show the leadership required to progress to the next round.

Munster Final Replay Preview Cork vs. Waterford in Thurles on Saturday, July 17th at 7pm

THERE will be plenty for Denis Walsh and Davy Fitzgerald to mull over following the drawn match between Cork and Waterford last Sunday. Cork will be looking for a much greater return from their forward division which saw only Asaki O’hAilpin, Niall McCarthy and Ben O’Connor of the starting six, score from play. Injuries to Jerry O’Connor, Sean Óg O’hAilpin and Kieran Murphy will be further cause for concern to Denis Walsh, who will expect a big improvement from Cork next time out. Many of the Cork players were perceived to have had below par games on the day, but credit for that could well go to how well Waterford performed in many sectors, and at the end of the day both sides will be glad of a second chance.

I expect Waterford to make one or two positional changes but I don’t think that Davy Fitzgerald will make too many changes given that his charges did reasonably well on Sunday. The big call will be whether he will retain Liam Lawlor at full back, as he was taken off when yellow carded last Sunday, with Declan Prendergast going back to full back. Waterford were then caught for two goals so I suspect that Lawlor will start again, with Prendergast staying at wing back, where he was having a fine match. The introduction of Ken McGrath, Seamus Prendergast and Dan Shanahan to the Waterford attack late on will probably happen again on Saturday, as Waterford will most likely name the same side that started on Sunday. Cork, on the other hand, may make changes, enforced or otherwise as Patrick Horgan, Jerry O’Connor and Kieran Murphy could be under pressure with Michael Cussen, Paudie O’Sullivan and Patrick Cronin all pushing for a starting spot. I suspect that only Michael Cussen may be included at centre forward, with the others being given another chance to prove themselves. Denis Walsh is a very good manager and he will not be forced into making changes for the sake of change. Replays rarely go the same road as the original games, so I expect another full blooded encounter on Saturday night, with the result now more important than ever for the winner, as the loser will be out again next week in the qualifiers.

The weather may not be as kind this time either as rain is forecast, so there could be a lot of different factors coming into play. One thing is certain, Cork and Waterford will continue to entertain and another 30,000 crowd can be expected on Saturday night.



The Lotto Jackpot now at €19,710.


6/7/10: MF Championship: Eochaill 1-5 St. Nick's 2-12 7/7/10: Junior B Hurling Challenge: Eochaill 3-13 Bride Rovers 0-8 9/7/10: IFL: Eochaill 1-8 Ballyclough 0-10 10/7/10: Under 16FL: Eochaill vs. Lisgoold – called off 10/7/10: Minor A Hurling: Eochaill 0-7 Kiltha Óg 3-13 10/7/10: Under 14HC County S/F: Eochaill vs. Millstreet - called off


14/7/10: Under 12 HL: Eochaill vs. Watergrasshill, 7pm

15/7/10: Eochaill vs. Aghada at Shanagarry, 7.30pm Junior Camogie League: Eochaill vs. Bride Rovers, 7.30pm, Top Field JAHC: Killeagh vs. Cloyne, Copperalley at 7.30pm

16/7/10: Eochaill Óg are taking part in Youghal Festival Parade at 7pm sharp 17/7/10: Open Football Blitz & Skills Competition 10am - 1pm

Tea / Coffee Morning – Many thanks

Many thanks to all who supported our Coffee/Tea/Cake & Book Sale on Saturday last, July 10th. It was very much appreciated and all funds raised go towards the family fun weekend happening at Youghal GAA Club over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Marching in the Mardi Gras Parade – Family Fun Weekend

Youghal Eochaill Óg will be marching in the parade on Friday night at 7.30pm. Please note your Team Managers will be giving out details on this over the next week. Be as colourful as you can and we will all meet at the Market Square at 6.30 pm. We are delighted to be hosting a Football blitz on July 17th between 10am and 1pm, as part of this festival.

Meet the President to be rescheduled

Meet the President Night has now been cancelled for July 17th and will be rescheduled. More details to follow.

St. Ita’s GAA Club launches new website

ST Ita’s GAA club has launched a brand new website to coincide with the recent competition run to design a new club logo. Local girl, Georgina Cassidy was one of the many students who took part in this competition and her drawing was picked as the basis for the new logo. The website will show you the history of the club with photos news and match reports. For all local GAA fans it’s a must stop shop for any information on St Ita’s GAA club.

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Cork remain on course for Sam Maguire Cork 1-19 Cavan 0-4


CORK are still in the hunt for the “Sam Maguire Cup” following their round 2 qualifier win over Cavan in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on last Saturday afternoon. It had been thought that Cavan would be an easy assignment for Conor Counihan’s squad, and so it proved as the Breffni County men were no match for a Cork side intent on getting their challenge back on track. Conditions were far from perfect as heavy rain fell all morning prior to the game, while conditions were bad during the match as well. Cork faced into the wind in the opening half as 3,172 people paid in to watch as Ciáran Sheehan pointed for Cork in the opening seconds. The underfoot conditions made life very difficult for players who, for the past two months, had been playing in fine sunny conditions, so putting good passes together was proving difficult. Just three further points were scored in the opening quarter and all of them went the way of Cork as Paddy Kelly, Colm O’Neill and Daniel Goulding were all on target. A blood injury to Fintan Gould saw Paul Flynn introduced to the Cork attack, which saw Daniel Goulding increase the Cork advantage before Gould returned, as Cavan had yet to score.

Colm O’Neill is surrounded. BELOW: Aghada’s young players who took to the pitch

By half time Daniel Goulding, Paddy Kelly, Ciáran Sheehan and Colm O’Neill had all but wrapped up the game for Cork, who led by 0-9 to 0-1, as Cian Mackey finally got a point for Cavan in the 34th minute. It was really men against boys as a physically stronger Cork side were far superior to a poor Cavan outfit that had little idea of how to cope with the conditions or the bigger Cork players.

Deise boys saw themselves very tired, and that was evident in their play on Sunday last.

where centre back, Kevin Lynch, was dominant.

Waterford fail to sparkle as Clare claim Munster title after 21 year wait, writes Declan Barron

Thankfully, the weather on Sunday was back to what we have come to expect in July, and both Waterford and Clare served up an interesting curtain raiser in the ESB Munster Minor Hurling final, which saw Clare a fully deserved victor. Waterford had eight points to spare when the sides met in the opening round, but after two absorbing games with Cork the

Johnson, M Brennan and E McGuigan. Subs used M McKeever, C Mackey, P Brady, E O’Dowd and T Corr. CORK: A Quirke, J O’Sullivan, M Shields, R Carey, G Canty, J Miskella, P Kissane, A O’Connor, A Walsh, F Goold, P O’Neill, P Kelly, D Goulding, C Sheehan and C O’Neill. Subs used N O’Leary, N Murphy, D Kavanagh, E Cotter and J Hayes. REFEREE: Syl Doyle (Wexford)

O’Halloran, had the banner boys two points ahead after the opening ten minutes.

Waterford are still, however, in the hunt for All Ireland honours and will now play in the quarter finals, while Clare will move into the semi finals after this win, which was unexpected by many in Clare.

CORK: D Goulding 0-8, P O’Neill 1-0, CO’ Neill 0-4, P Kelly 0-3, C Sheehan 0-2, F Gould and D Kavanagh 0-1 each. CAVAN: S Johnson 0-2, C Mackey and R Flanagan 0-1each. CAVAN: F Reilly, M Hannon, D Sheridan, M Brides, A Clarke, J McCutcheon, M Cahill, C Galligan, N Walsh, R Flanagan, G Smith, P Brady, S

It's been a long time coming... Munster Minor Hurling Final: Waterford 1-11 Clare 1-16

On the resumption Cork, playing with the elements, had little difficulty in adding to their half time total as Cavan had no answer to the rebel boys that saw both Cork midfielders depart the scene with injuries as Nicholas Murphy and Derek Kavanagh came into the fray. Things went from bad to worse as Cavan were reduced to 14 players and the game became nothing more than shooting practice for the Cork attack, with Daniel Goulding adding five early points while Colm O’Neill also found the range. Apart from Seanie Johnson, Cavan had no real threat in attack and they added just three points in the second half, two from Johnson frees and one from Ronan Flanagan. Cork found the net with Pearse O’Neill getting on the end of a good Cork move to score the opening goal, as Cork eased to victory adding four further points in the last ten minutes to run out convincing winners by 119 to 0-4. Cork will now be in the 3rd round qualifier draw where they will be expected to face much stiffer opposition, with some decent sides going into the hat. Cork will have learned little from this facile win, but the practice in the rain may well stand to them next time out. Following the qualifier draw on Sunday evening, Cork’s next opponent will be Wexford who were surprising victors over Galway, and they will be a far tougher opponent for Conor Counihan’s side.

Waterford made the early running and points from Eamon Murphy and Cormac Heffernan got them off to a flying start. Clare was very much up for this game and points from Danny O’Halloran from a free and from play saw them level after the opening ten minutes. The sides continued to test each other with Clare going in front from a 65 converted by Niall Arthur. Waterford were working hard but finding it difficult to penetrate the Clare defense

The sides were level on three more occasions before half time as Pairic Mahoney pointed for Waterford, while points from Tony Kelly and Daire Keane for Clare saw the sides go in level at 0-6 each at half time.

While Clare struck first on the restart the game continued to sway as three points from play saw Waterford regain the lead after just five minutes. It was short lived as Clare with a point from full forward Niall Arthur and a goal from David

The response from Waterford was good as the defending champions clawed their way back into contention, and at the three quarter mark just a point separated the sides with Clare leading by 1-10 to1-9. From there to the finish, however, the banner boys were completely on top and six points in succession put the Clare boys in a winning position. Waterford threw everything into attack in the closing stages, but their efforts yielded just two points which was not enough to deprive Clare of a victory that was 21 years coming and was fully deserved on the day as Waterford ran out of steam.

Waterford 0-10 Offaly 0-15

Waterford bowed out of contention when they were defeated by Offaly in Tullamore. The Deise side were considerably understrength due to injury and suspension and while they battled hard, the home side fully deserved their victory. The remaining side will all want to draw Offaly, who are one of the weakest sides left in contention. The qualifier draw saw Dublin meet Armagh, Wexford meet Cork, Offaly meet Down and Derry meet Kildare.


Main sponsors: Rigney Bros. & East Cork Crane Hire JHL Division 3: Dungourney 0-7 Cloyne 4-5 JBHC 1st Round: Dungourney 2-15 Castlelyons 2-9 MATCH FIXTURES JAHC 2nd Round on 17/7/10: Dungourney vs. Lisgoold in Carrigtwohill at 7.30pm. LOTTO RESULTS 28/6/10: Nos. drawn were 11, 14 and 21. No winner. €35 to Gerry McCarthy; €25 to Margaret Kelleger; €15 to Liam Flynn. Next week's jackpot €750. 5/7/10: Nos. drawn were 10, 11 and 21. No winner. €35 to James Leahy' €25 Eileen Davidson; €15 to Evelyn Leahy. Next week's jackpot €900.

CLARE: N Arthur 0-6, D O’Halloran 1-3, D Keane and T Kelly 0-3 each and S O’Halloran 0-1. WATERFORD: P Mahoney 0-4, E Murphy 1-2, C Heffernan, S Roche, P Prendergast, J Dillon and C Curran 0-1 each CLARE: R Taffe, H Vaughn, P Flanagan, S Morey, E Boyce, K Lynch, S O’Halloran, C Galvin, T Kelly, C Malone, P Collins, J Shanahan, D O’Halloran, N Arthur and D Keane. Subs used WATERFORD: D Duggan, J Barron, S O’Keeffe, L Egan, R Barry, D Fives, E Madigan, P Prendergast, G O’Brien, P Mahoney, E Murphy, J Dillon, S Roche, C Heffernan and M ’Neill. Subs used REFEREE: David Copps (Cork)

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Munster Final stalemate as Cork and Waterford must meet again CORK 2-15 WATERFORD 2-15

THE meeting of Cork and Waterford in the Munster Senior Hurling Final attracted a huge crowd of supporters to Semple Stadium, Thurles last Sunday afternoon. There was much more than bragging rights at stake for the winner, and while the loser would still be in contention, the pathway forward would be that much harder, so winning was all that really mattered to both sides who in the end, had to settle for a draw.

As a result we were treated to a rip roaring, full blooded encounter with no quarter asked or given between two sides that know one another very well. Cork went into this game with the same side that easily accounted for Limerick, with Asaki O’hAilpin as the fulcrum for their attack. Waterford, on the other hand, waited until the last minute before confirming their starting line up, with Eoin Kelly included after being doubtful earlier in the week. Thurles was looking resplendent after the heavy rain that fell on Saturday and the green sward was never in better condition for the meeting of these great rivals. Cork, back in the Munster final after a four year absence, were hoping to build on successive wins over Tipperary and Limerick and went into this game as favourite against a Waterford side that were less than impressive in the only outing against Clare. Such statistics matter little to these great rivals who, in recent years, have provided us with some stirring contests and last Sunday was no exception as the Rebels and the Deise served up another thrilling encounter. This was hurling at its best as both sides went at it hammer and tongs as play flowed from end to end. Defenses were on top, however, as scores were hard earned after a good opening five minutes in which the sides shared four points from play with Shane O’Sullivan and John Mullane on target for Waterford while Cathal Naughton

Liam O’Laochadha and his good wife take up their seats before the match

Tom Kenny, who pointed for Cork - gets a thighful from Waterford

Ronan Curran reaches out, as Waterford make their play

East Cork Board Chairman Michael O’Brien on stewarding duty at the Waterford end in Thurles: hope he had cotton wool for his ears


had Cork’s two scores. By the end of the opening quarter the sides were still level at 0-4 apiece as O’Sullivan and Mullane were again on target for Waterford while Ben O’Connor, with a point from play and a free had the sides level for a 4th time in the match.

As the half progressed both goalkeepers were called into action with Clinton Hennessy saving from Tom Kenny, while at the other end Donal Óg Cusack did well to force Eoin McGrath to shoot wide. Waterford edged ahead with Eoin Kelly on target from frees while John Gardiner kept Cork in touch with a point from play and a 65. At half time Cork trailed by 0-6 to 0-7 as both defenses continued to dominate, with Ronan Curran and Michael Walsh the dominant figures. Shane O’Sullivan at midfield for Waterford was the main player in that sector while for Cork, Niall McCarthy was working hard. The inside trio of Patrick Horgan, Asaike O’hAilpin and Kieran Murphy had yet to register a score, with Ben O’Connor the only Cork forward to score in the opening half. On the resumption Waterford started the better with John Mullane continuing to shine as he lofted over his third point of the afternoon, while Eoin Kelly added two more points as Waterford opened up a four point gap. Tom Kenny stopped the rot for Cork with a fine point but Waterford, with Stephen Mollumpney doing well, were still playing better as Kevin Moran restored the Deise advantage. Cork, at this stage, were finding the going difficult, but two points from John Gardiner brought them closer as Asaki O’hAilpin at last began to win some possession that yielded a point for Ben O’Connor from a free. At the three quarter mark Waterford still held a two point advantage, as Cork had introduced Ray Ryan in place of Sean Óg O’hAilpin and Michael Cussen in place of Jerry O’Connor, with the Sars man landing a good point. Waterford, too, brought on Seamus Prendergast and decided to replace full back, Liam Lawlor who was on a yellow card with Jamie Nagle, as Declan Prendergast went to full back.

As it turned out these changes benefitted Cork who took advantage almost immediately with Asaki O’hAilpin benefitting from a breaking ball to slam home a goal that put Cork into a two point lead. That advantage was stretched to a five point lead when Ben O’Connor cut in from the right and slammed home a second goal for Cork, who were now in the driving seat, as Waterford were visibly shaken. Cork, like Waterford earlier in the half, was unable to press home their advantage, as Water-



ford regained their composure with Eoin Kelly shooting a good point from a free. The Passage sharpshooter then took a pass some 30 metres out and unleashed an unstoppable shot for a cracking goal that brought Waterford right back into contention. The outcome was now very much in doubt, but a great point from Brian Murphy settled Cork again. Paudie O’Sullivan and Patrick Cronin were now in attack for Cork, while Waterford made a triple subsutition with Dan and Maurice Shanahan and Ken McGrath coming into the action for the final ten minutes, as Eoin Kelly and Ben O’Connor traded frees with Cork now looking the likely winner. As we edged towards the 70 minute mark they held a three point lead.

Four minutes of injury time was signalled as Waterford came in search of a goal. Donal Óg Cusack had to be alert on a number of occasions to deny a number of threatening Deise attacks, with Eoin Kelly hitting the side netting. Just when it looked as if Cork may have survived, Waterford was awarded a 20 metre free for a flick on a hurley in the air, and they took full advantage of their good fortune. Eoin Kelly saw his blast for goal saved, but veteran Tony Browne appeared from somewhere to fire in an equalising goal for Waterford. Cork had one final chance to win the game as Michael Cussen broke free with Niall McCarthy in support. Cussen chose to shoot when a pass might have been the better option, and his shot tailed wide. From the puck-out John Ryan blew the final whistle to set up another meeting between these great rivals on this coming Saturday. Neither side will be completely happy with the referee, who ignored some obvious fouls, and while the extra game may well benefit the eventual winner, it will be a game too many for the loser who will now be out again the following week in the quarter final. For both counties and the Munster Council the extra financial windfall will be welcome, as both sides have it all to do again this Saturday.

CORK: B O’Connor 1-5, A O’hAilpin 1-0, J Gardiner 0-4, C Naughton 0-2, N McCarthy, M Cussen, T Kenny and B Murphy 0-1 each. WATERFORD: E Kelly 1-8, J Mullane 0-4, S O’Sullivan 0-2 and K Moran 0-1. CORK: D Óg Cusack, S O’Neill, E Cadogan, B Murphy, J Gardiner, R Curran, S Og O’hAilpin, T Kenny, C Naughton, B O’Connor, J O’Connor, N McCarthy, K Murphy, A O’hAilpin and P Horgan. Subs used R Ryan, M Cussen, P O’Sullivan and P Cronin. WATERFORD: C Hennessy, E Murphy, L Lawlor, N Connors, T Browne, M Walsh, D Prendergast, S O’Sullivan, R Foley, S Mollumpney, K Moran, E Kelly, J Mullane, S Walsh and E McGrath. Subs used S Prendergast, J Nagle, M Shanahan, D Shanahan and K McGrath. REFEREE: John Ryan (Tipperary).

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DEATH Olive Gasson NOTICES (nee Savage) RIP


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal ... missed much more than words can say... Beloved Daughter and Sister

D onn a mar ie Si ngleton May 10th 1963 $ July 19th 2009 1st $ Anniversary In his arms she rests above In our hearts she rests with love

O’Brien 8th Anniversary

Kenneally -

15th Anniversary

In loving memory of Michael, Ballygeaney, Ballycotton, who died on July 15th, 1995. A prayer from the family who loved you, A memory fond and true, In our hearts you will live forever, Because we thought the world of you.

Treasured memories of a loving husband and dad Bernard, late of Rosary Place, Midleton. Masses offered. You left this life so quickly, Thank God you felt no pain, Although life goes on, It doesn’t seem the same, We miss your chats and banter, Your quizzes and your songs, And the way you’d solve a problem, Are now so sadly gone.

Always loved and sadly missed by Noreen, Janice, Bernard and Kenneth.

Always remembered by his loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

Hankard -

9th Anniversary

In loving memory of William, late of Ballymacoda, whose anniversary occurs at this time. Masses offered. Will those who thing of William today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

Always remembered by his wife Mary and family.


Late of Monagurra, Shanagarry July 17th 2009 Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

PETER’S wife Anne, son Michael and family wish to thank those who sympathised with them on their sad loss, those who called to his home, made phone calls, sent letters of sympathy and Mass cards, attended the ceremonies and especially to those who travelled long distances to do so.

Thank you to Fr. Anthony O’Brien P.P. Carrigtwohill, Canon Donal O’Mahony P.P. Cloyne, Fr. Aidan Crowley C.C. Ballycotton, the Sacristan and choir of Shanagarry Church for your pastoral care and moving ceremony. Thank you to Hyde’s Funeral Directors, for their professionalism. Thank you to Russell Rovers GAA club for the Guard of Honour.

Sincere gratitude to all who were involved in Peter’s care, amongst them the Matron and staff of Midleton Community Hospital and Dr. Eamon Carey and staff, Ballycotton. Thank you to the Goal Post Bar, Shanagarry and to Garryvoe Hotel for the refreshments. We deeply appreciate the kindness and continuing support of his extended family, friends and neighbours. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

MURPHY: Monica (née Carroll, Carrigtwohill), of Kilcoolishal, Glanmire, on Sunday, July 11th. RIP. Removal on yesterday to Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune. Funeral today after 12 noon Requiem Mass, followed by burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Little Island.

Gone but not forgotten

COPPINGER: Geraldine, (née McFarland), of Church View, Saleen, on Tuesday, July 6th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Thursday last, followed by funeral afterwards in Palmerstown Cemetery, Dublin.

KIDNEY: John (Jack), of Eaton Heights, Cobh, on Thursday, July 8th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Saturday last, followed by cremation afterwards in the Island Crematorium.

MURPHY: Christina (Ciss), of Main Street, Midleton, on Tuesday, July 6th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Friday last in the Church of The Most Holy Rosary, followed by burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. CROWLEY: Eamon, of Seafield, Youghal, on Wednesday, July 7th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Friday last, followed by funeral afterwards to North Abbey Cemetery. MURPHY: Denis, of Castlemartyr, on Thursday, July 8th. RIP. Funeral Mass on Sunday last followed by burial afterwards in Mogeely New Cemetery.

ROTHWELL: Raymond, of Kilcoolishal, Glanmire, on Thursday, July 8th. RIP. Funeral Service in St. Lappan’s Church, Little Island on Monday last, followed by burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

FLAVIN: Nora (née Murphy), of Youghal, on Thursday, July 8th. RIP. Reception into Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Youghal, for Requiem Mass on Saturday last, followed by funeral afterwards to the North Abbey Cemetery, Youghal. COUGHLAN: Nellie (née Hannon), of Youghal, on Sunday, July 11th. RIP . Requiem Mass on yesterday, Tuesday, followed burial afterwards in the North Abbey Cemetery, Youghal.

Olive with her brothers and sisters in 2008

THE death of Olive took place on June 8th, in Poole, England, after a short illness bravely borne. Olive, widow of the late Peter Gasson, is survived by their two sons Philip and Robert and two daughters Diana and Jacinta, uncles, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.

A native of Midleton, Olive emigrated to the UK fifty-three years ago and spent her working years in London before retiring to Poole.

Olive was deeply involved with the Legion of Mary and The Emigrants Association in London, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Mass was celebrated for her at the Chapel in Midleton Community Hospital, by Pallotine Father, Rev. Fr. Oliver O’Brien, and Mass was sung beautifully by a brother of Joe Savage and the IMP Choir. May Olive’s kindly soul rest in peace.

The link is now broken...

Two years ago, through the medium of your very popular newspaper, a beautiful article was written depicting the twelve members of the Savage family, making their own bit of history, as each were collecting the Pension, nine in Ireland and three in England, namely Michael, Gretta, Nessin (Bristol), Denis, Dan (Kent), Bernie, Dinah, Olive RIP, Tom, Jerh, Pat and Raymond. The late Olive was so pleased to read this great article, but unfortunately time does not stand still, and Olive is now enjoying the fruits of her good life in her Heavenly Home with Peter, parents and friends. Thank you to the Editor of the East Cork Journal, Becky Grice and staff for printing this memorable article for us. - Many thanks from the Savage family.


Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never known to fail)

Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea help me and show me herein you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this my necessity (make request).

There are none that can withstand your power. Oh show me herein you are my mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (three times). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal, you gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Say for 3 days and

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

Novena to the Sacred Heart

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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Catherine O’Connell intends to seek permission for the conversion of attic space to living and storage space and the installation of roof light windows to the front and rear of dwelling. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Planning Permission is sought by Jerome Murphy for the demolition of an existing shed, provision of 4 no three bed semi detached two storey dwellings, new access road and junction with Glyntown Road and all necessary connections with the public services and ancillary works to facilitate development at a site at Glyntown Road, Ballinglanna, Glanmire, Co. Cork. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL P. Cashman for Stephen McLaughlin seeks permission for ground extension and semibasement storage as well as first floor extension to form storey and half-height over part of existing detached bungalow at Kilva Td, Cloyne. 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 Joe Hennessy is applying to the above authority for permission to construct a Cubilce House, Feeding Passage with Slatted Tank and ancillary works at Knockane, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and 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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DANDELIONS are like snowdrops in their ability to push up through hard surfaces – frozen ground in the case of snowdrops, tarmacadam in the case of dandelions. They preach a message of persistence and endurance.

This year I think dandelions flourished better than ever here in the wild. In France and other countries they are specially cultivated, and they have been used both as food and medicine in Europe for many centuries. The English name dandelion is a corruption of the French dent de lion meaning “lion’s tooth”, referring to the coarsely toothed leaves, and the names of the plant have the same meaning in many other European languages, including Welsh, Italian, Catalan and Spanish. In modern French the plant is called pissenlit meaning piss-a-bed which is also its English folk-name, as is piscialletto in Italian and the Spanish meacamas. These names refer to the strong diuretic effect of the roots of the herb, whether used roasted or fresh.

If you want to buy the dried herb in tablet, tincture or capsule form in a health food shop, look out on the label for the Latin name taraxacum which originated in medieval Arab writings on pharmacy. Dandelion flowers, roots and leaves, have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and medicinal teas, most notably for liver detoxification, as a natural diuretic and for inflammation reduction.

Dandelion leaves contain potassium, a mineral that is often lost during increased urination when a patient is using a prescribed diuretic. Potassium is important for helping to maintain the body’s correct fluid balance. For people suffering from raised blood pressure or fluid retention, particularly around the ankles and in the fingers, dandelion can be very effective – provided, of course, that person is not taking any prescribed medication.

* Invest in some small kiln jars, as they are a convenient way of storing jams and sauces. They are available locally from The Stock Pot in the Coolbawn.


* Don’t be afraid to experiment once you have mastered the basics of this dish - go the extra mile and add some chopped mango and jalapeños to the sweet chilli for that extra kick of flavour.

Prep. Time: 15 minutes Cooking : 10 minutes Serves: Starter Portion: 4 Main Portion: 2

THIS style of fishcake is a traditional street food in Thailand, but also a firm favourite of mine, and many SAGE customers. Made without crumbs or batter, these fishcakes are full of intense flavours like lime, chilli and coriander that aren’t masked by a coating. While traditionally served with rice, I like to team them with a zingy sweet chilli sauce and a mixed leaf salad. It’s a great summer dish or a tasty, but handy, starter if entertaining. Ingredients 300g salmon 1 egg white 1 tbsp of corn flour 1 tbsp of red curry paste 2 tbsp of fish sauce 2 limes juice and zest 1 tsp of sugar 1 small piece of ginger 1 stick of lemongrass 1 small bunch of fresh coriander

Method 1. Place curry paste, fish sauce, sugar, egg white and chopped ginger and lemongrass in a food processor and blend to a fine paste. 2. Place the blended ingredients in a metal bowl 3. Next, place the salmon in the food processor and blend to the same consistency. 4. Mix the blended salmon and paste together in the metal bowl 5. Add roughly chopped coriander 6. Using your hands, shape the mixture into patties. The patty should be roughly 3 inches wide and one inch thick 7. To makes things easier, wet your hands as this prevents the mixture sticking. Pan-fry on a medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes each side until golden brown

Accompaniment: Sweet Chilli Sauce

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 cup of water 1 cup of white wine vinegar (rice wine vinegar if possible) 2 cups of sugar I lime 2 cloves garlic 2 red chillies Method 1. Bring the water, sugar and vinegar to the boil in a heavy based saucepan 2. Allow the mixture to reduce by 1/3 3. Take saucepan off the heat 4. Add the juice and zest of the lime 5. Add very finely chopped garlic and chillies 6. Leave to cool 7. Refrigerate... and enjoy.

The leaves, which are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, particularly high in vitamins A, C and K, can be blanched to remove bitterness and used in salads, and the roots can be dried, then roasted and ground to make a coffee substitute. The bitterness of dandelion points to its value as a digestive aid, and this supports both liver and kidney functions. The leaves are often used to dissolve gallstones , and they stimulate the production of bile in the gallbladder. Overall, dandelion is an excellent cleanser and detoxifier. So, all in all, with its venerable history of valuable uses, this plant is not to be sprayed out of existence!

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Mmm... Sumptuous smoothies at XPresso Cafe WHEN you've finished shopping - and are ready to drop - a trip to Xpresso Cafe on Arcade Midleton's first floor, is the perfect place to peruse your purchases and get a bite to eat. Get your perfect lunch at the Arcade Cafe, whether you prefer paninis, wraps or bagels. If you like quiche, you can get one with a side salad, for just €5.99! Or try a FairTrade tea, a delicious scone or cupcake and coffee - the perfect start to your day. Cool off this

summer with a delicious latte or a sumptuous smoothie, made with probiotic yoghurt. Yummy, healthy and perfect for chilling out on a hot summer’s day!

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THE PLACE TO BE The week in numb8rs

DAMHSAFEST 2010 21st-25th July 2010


DAMHSAFEST 2010 will again raise the profile of Cork as a culturally diverse City using Folk Dance and Music as a tourism product. Internationally aclaimed Folk Dance Groups from Belgium, Brittany, Greece, the Phillipines and Ireland will provide top class entertainment in selected venues in Cork City and County. Damhsafest is the only International Folk Dance Festival in the Cork Region, in fact it is the only one of its kind in the 32 counties of Ireland. For more information see

POP singer Robbie Williams is reportedly planning to rejoin Take That for their next album and tour. According to The Sun, the five singers are planning to release an album before Christmas and then go on tour next year.

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It has been reported that Williams will also record a 'Brokeback Mountain' themed music video with Gary Barlow, to accompany the song 'Shame', which they co-wrote. An source said: "Everything is in place now to formally announce Robbie's return to Take That for one year only."

"He will announce his comeback with a public statement. Then he'll release 'Shame' with Gary."

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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. 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.

Bombshells has wowed audiences all over Ireland with The Sunday Times describing it as “Jaw-droppingly good”. The play will open at Fota House at 8:30 pm. on Tuesday July 13th and will run weekly from Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday, August 14th.

PRICE: THEATRE -€20. Buffet Dinner and Theatre €40 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays PRICE ON OPENING NIGHT - €15 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;


THE opening night of this year’s Pattern Festival, Friday will take place on July 23rd at An Tobar at 10.30pm. Ardmore is the place to be if you want to catch one of Ireland’s up and coming rock bands, DeBurca who will be performing live in An Tobar as part of the Ardmore Pattern Festival. Formed almost 10 years ago DeBurca has taken shape into its current line up. The band John Burke and Derick Hyland both on vocals and guitars, Tony Kiely Guitar/vocals, Joe Collins on Bass and Ollie Loughnan on Drums have been writing and recording some great songs over the years with songs such as Ozilad going on to huge plays on collage radio in America.

DeBurca are now beginning to make a name for themselves with their own material here in Ireland as well as abroad. Their sound has developed into a uniquely dynamic combination of acoustic subtleties and high-octane rock. This year alone sees DeBurca at Electric Picnic and the Independence Festival, Mitchelstown, Cork.

Finn’s Tavern Ballymacoda, Youghal 024 98119 LIVE MUSIC Saturday night with Kevin McSweeney

* Mel Gibson 'dropped by Hollywood agency' over 'racist rant' * Emily Blunt secretly marries John Krasinski

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E N T E R TA I N M E N T G U I D E ! Druid presents ‘Penelope’ at the Everyman Palace Theatre


Live music every weekend

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DRUID Theatre Company make a welcome return to the Everyman Palace Theatre this month with Enda Walsh’s “Penelope” which gets its Irish Premiere at the Galway Arts Festival before coming to Cork on Tuesday July 27th where it continues until Saturday July 31st.

Directed by Mikel Murfi, the cast features Niall Buggy, Denis Conway, Tadhg Murphy, Karl Shiels and Olga Wehrly. “Penelope” is a dark and funny story of just how far men will go to win over a woman’s heart when their ultimate salvation is at stake. This is an original and exhilarating interpretation of the story of Penelope and her suitors from Homer’s Odyssey. “Penelope” is ultimately about love and how, even amidst the rivalry amongst these men, they are on a quest to restore their belief in it.

Dancing Thru The Ages comes to Cobh

Enda Walsh’s inimitable style of dark humour permeates the play. The four men are essentially struggling to find a value for love and their attempt at co-operating together is put to the ultimate test, even as they face death. Walsh intersperses this with some very funny moments. Set and Costume Design is by Sabine Dargent, Lighting Design by Paul Keogan and Sound Design is by Gregory Clarke. “Penelope” runs at the Everyman Palace Theatre Cork from Tuesday July 27th – Saturday July 31st. Tickets are: €25/€20 conc.;(€15 opening night) & Students €7 Tues & Weds. Everyman Palace Box Office: 021 450 1673 or

Where a smile & a warm welcome await... EARLY OPENING 9AM MON - SAT TEAS, COFFEES, HOMEMADE SCONES ETC.

Thursday, July 15th:

MARY GREEN & NOEL SHINE Friday, July 16th, 9.30pm:




Thursday, July 22nd:

SCRUFFY Sunday, July 25th:




THE fantastic music and dance extravaganza show Dancing Thru’ the Ages comes to the Commodore Hotel Cobh in August. This show has wowed audiences of all ages and all nationalities, both on a national and international level, since its inception in 2004 where it was first held in Youghal before it was taken on the road where China was included in its touring list. Dancing Thru the Ages showcases Irish culture and tradition with a modern flavor without losing the spirit and exuberance so associated with the Irish style of music and dance. With its fantastic musicians, singers and dancers from shows such as River Dance, Lord of the Dance and Cobh’s own Caroline Fraher this is one experience not to be missed. The staging of this production is a part of the The See You in Cobh marketing strategy to bring more overnight Cruise liner visits to the town, offering Cruise passengers a true taste of Irish culture and hospitality that will complement the existing excursions already being offered and can be sold to the passengers by the Cruise Lines themselves. The Commodore Hotel is an ideal venue as it is just minutes away from the Port of Cork Cruise Terminal with easy access of the ship. Tickets costing just €20 and are now available from the Commodore Hotel.




Thursday, July 29th:

BURNING FLAMES Sunday, August 1st:

TRAD SESSIONS Tuesdays, 9.30pm

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

ANT ON DECKS Every Fri & Sat, 9.30pm - close

* Malaria-hit Cheryl Cole exits the X Factor * Katie Price already talking divorce after wedding to Alex Reid*

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The Puzzler WIN2TICKETS FOR...

Riddle Me This...

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The same three-letter word can be placed in front of the following words to make a new word:





Congratulations to last week’s winner:

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DOWN 1. Happen again (5) 2. Deed of rights (7) 3. Mine (3) 5. Love (9) 6. Shoe ties (5)

7. Pushed forward (7) 8. Creases (5) 12. Appeared in a mirror (9) 14. Tramp (7) 16. Precious green stone (7) 17. Religious building (5) 19. District of New York (5) 21. Burn (5) 23. Long since (3)

ACANSERWS TO LAST WEEK: ACROSS: 1.Fresco 4.Launch 9.Cramp 10.Unclean 11.Shirker 13.Seeks 14.Pleads 15.Bounty 18.China 20.Rescues 22.Insipid 23.Aphid 24.Steady 25.Crayon. DOWN: 1.Focus 2.Examine 3.Cap 5.Ancestors 6.Niece 7.Honesty 8.Curry 12.Kidnapped 14.Picnics 16.Naughty 17.Grids 19.Issue 21.Sedan 23.Air.

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Five Minutes - Five Questions

1. What was the pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson? 2. Who wrote the 1845 poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin? 3. What was Samuel Langhorne Clemens' pen-name?

4. What famous 1818 novel had the sub-title 'The Modern Prometheus'?

5. Which pioneering American poet and story-teller wrote The Fall of the House of Usher?

Answer to last week’s Medium

20. Flags (7) 22. Follower (7) 23. Once more (5) 24. Dinner jacket (6) 25. Piece of shaped pasta (6)

ANSWER TO RIDDLES: 1. 20 and 40 2. DAY. DAYlight, DAYbreak, DAYtime 3. 10 meters. sqrt(3*3 + 4*4) * 2. They make two right triangles.

ACROSS 1.Cooking ingredients (6) 4. Money holder (6) 9. Map (5) 10. Person of responsibility (7) 11. Left work (7) 13. Trails (5) 14. Confirm as correct (6) 15. Arm muscles (6) 18. End of a house (5)

ANSWERS: 1. Lewis Carroll 2. Robert Browning 3. Mark Twain 4. Frankenstein (by Mary Shelley) 5. Edgar Allen Poe





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David is half his father Duncan's age. In 10 years, David will be three-fifths Duncan's age. Ten years ago, David was one-third Duncan's age. How old are David and Duncan now?

Answer to last week’s Difficult



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The Big Screen

Bye bye Buzz


JULY 16TH - 22ND



Stepping out with Tony Bennett Live at the Marquee

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Musical legend Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco, but he brought his voice to Cork last week for Live at the Marquee! ABOVE: Anna Cosgrove from Mayfield, Sandra Cosgrove from Blackpool, Liz Cosgrove from Mayfield and Bernie O'Brien from Glanmire. (Photos: Miki Barlok)

MONDAY 19TH – THURSDAY 22ND 11.30AM 2.00 4.30 6.50 9.15 TO call this film critic-proof is an understatement, but here’s a fact: there really isn’t any way to improve upon Pixar’s pitch perfect ending to their Toy Story saga.

In the conclusion to the trilogy, the toys in Andy’s room have seen their owner grow up from the little boy who played with them daily, to a high school graduate ready for college. Woody (Tom Hanks) has already reassured the other toys that Andy will store them in the attic and not throw them away, but Buzz (Tim Allen) sees Woody’s real concern. When an honest mix-up puts the toys in danger, the group goes against Woody and end up donated to a local daycare. While everything seems okay at first, it quickly becomes clear that one bad apple can do far more than ruin the barrel. There’s a scene in Toy Story 3 set up for a perfect moment of drama. Something bad is about to happen and there’s nothing any of the characters can do about it. What happens afterward is the reason that Pixar animated features have become the benchmark in storytelling. With rich characters audiences happily invest in to share an adventure with, it’s still a wonder that these pixelated figments of imagination can stir, not just real emotion, but create lasting memories.

It’s difficult to imagine how long it has really been since Buzz Lightyear first intruded onto Woody’s turf, the state-of-the-art battery-powered techno-toy versus the classic pull-string hero of the Old West. While Woody’s still the man in charge and ever loyal to his owner, Buzz has fallen perfectly in as his right-hand man. Listening to the subtle layered conversation of Buzz backing Woody’s play while still reminding him of other possibilities (as well as Woody’s response to it) makes one wonder: do the children in the audience understand that this is better dialogue and story than in any Twilight film? Especially since all those guys actually do is talk? From the imaginative opening sequence (properly set in a child’s imagination while being rendered by adults with state-of-the-art toys of their own) to the final fate of Andy’s toys... Toy Story 3 is perfect - just like that raggedy old teddy bear with one eye and no stuffing that still sits on the shelf at home.

INCEPTION (12A) 2.00 5.15 8.30


11.30 1.00 2.00 3.30 4.45 6.15 8.15 9.00PM L/S FRI, SAT @ 11.00PM


FRI, SAT, SUN 4.00 8.45 L/S FRI, SAT @ 11.15PM MONDAY – THURSDAY 8.45PM

Mary Donohoe from Glandore, Jean Cantrell from Midleton and Deirdre Forbes from Glandore


11.30 2.00 4.25 6.40 9.00PM L/S FRI, SAT @ 11.15PM NO 9PM SHOW MONDAY – THURSDAY IN 2D




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Europa Enterprise Park, Cork Road, Midleton

Tel. 021 4631208 All new Baby & Nursery Department




& Interiors

Q. You aren’t on the corner of Main Street anymore? A. No, we had to move last November.

Q. Where are you located now? A. In Europa Enterprise Park, Cork Road, Midleton.

PIPPA STROLLER only €79.99

Q. Is that Knockgriffin? A. No, Europa Enterprise Park is a different location.

Q. Where is that? A. If you are travelling to Cork from Midleton town, do not turn left for Cork at traffic lights at Texaco Garage. Go through and take next left into Enterprise Park where we, along with Midleton Stoves, KGW Car Sales and Repairs, Moloney Pianos and Print Profile, are located.

Perfect for taking on the plane

ZARA COT only €189.00

If you are coming from Cork City, we are just off N25. As you approach traffic lights, go into Yellow Box and turn right into Enterprise Park. Q. Do you have same telephone number? A. Yes, 021-4631208



QUESTIONS. (FAQs) of Luxury Carpets

TRAVEL COTS (LIGHTWEIGHT) ONLY €49.99 Ideal for Ferry Travel



WE can do a full “Nursery” kit out. For example, for the little Princess, we have a large range of fabrics and wallpapers and, whatever colour carpet “Her Highness” would like. She (you) puts in the order and leaves the rest to us! And, for the Formula One Driver or the Football Player, we can finish out his room with not a hint of pink!! Upstairs, we have (as well as sitting and dining room furniture) a huge range of beds and mattresses for the older brother or sister ( for Mummy and Daddy, also). You can choose from Sprung, Memory Foam or Hypoallergenic Mattresses.

Q. Can we be assured of the same friendly customer service as when you were on Main Street? A. Yes, absolutely.

Buying your Baby & Nursery equipment couldn’t be easier. You choose what you want, we open your personal “Juniors” Baby Book, you make easy payments and by the time your little bundle arrives, payment will be completed. Watch out for news of visiting baby experts to “Juniors” over the coming months.

“Juniors” is starting small but looking forward to gaining weight steadily. “ Let us begin your exciting new journey with you”

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