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EAST Cork's drivers could find themselves 'seeing red' if new proposals from the National Roads Authority are brought into effect. The NRA has hired consultants to examine the potential of installing tolls in eight new recommended locations, including the Jack Lynch Tunnel. With major roadworks causing tailbacks as the NRA undergoes

work on the N25 at both sides of Midleton, there have even been suggestions that the Youghal Bypass - like the Rathcormac / Fermoy Bypass, may too gain its own toll.

At present, toll charges on the M8 Fermoy Bypass range from €0.90 (motorbike) to €5.70 (HGV with 4 or more axles). An ordinary car pays €1.80 with DirectRoute stating, 'The NRA

have ensured that the contracts entered into represent value for money for the public sector, and that the revenue sharing arrangement included in the contract is such that DirectRoute will not earn large profits from this scheme.' As for the motorists themselves; these new proposed tolls are one proposal they hope won't get the green light.

Of the 163 clerics listed in the Diocese of Cloyne Diocesan Directory for 1996, there have been allegations made or concerns expressed about 12 (7.6%). FROM THE CLOYNE REPORT

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A CORK couple got a lot more than they bargained for when they checked their All or Nothing ticket on Sunday evening, July 10th.

Certain that they’d matched 11 numbers and bagged €5,000, the pair celebrated until they decided to re-check the ticket.

On further inspection, they realised their windfall increased 100 fold to €500,000, as they had in fact matched all 12 numbers.

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Gorse fire in Youghal

'We were delighted with €5,000 and thought of all the great things we could do.

‘Then we got a notion to re-check the ticket to make sure we’d got it right. It was a winning ticket alright, but for €500,000, not €5,000,' smiled the happy wife.

- no one injured

The couple, who wish to keep the win private, bought their lucky €6 ticket in McCarthy’s Newsagents, Main Street, Midleton.

The regular players picked their own numbers.

They currently have no plans for the win - preferring to take some time out before making any big decisions. ON Wednesday last, the Youghal Fire Service were called to the scene of a gorse fire, near the diving rocks area at Youghal Lighthouse. A single fire tender was present at the scene and managed to quickly extinguish the blaze. No one was injured in the fire, but it's cause is not yet known. (Photo: Jason Brown)

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ARDSALLAGH Goat Farm, based in Carrigtwohill, has been recruited as a Tesco supplier. The company took part in Tesco’s first ever Irish Food Expo in Dublin last week, where 35 new Tesco local Irish suppliers were announced. The event was attended by Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney TD. Held in the Royal College of Physicians and attended by TDs and Senators from all over Ireland, the Irish Food Expo showcased products from Ardsallagh, in addition to other Irish companies who supply their products to Tesco.

Speaking at the event, Tony Keohane, Chief Executive, Tesco Ireland, said, ‘Today is about celebrating our continued support of Irish food as well as welcoming 35 new small food suppliers onto our shelves. As one of the biggest supporters of Irish food, we will continue our search for even more Irish food products. Our ongoing Irish Supplier Growth Initiative aims to recruit more small local suppliers, more large and medium food suppliers as well as increasing Irish participation in our own label food ranges.’

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A WHITE CAT, called Mozart, went missing near Churchtown North, Midleton on Sunday, July 10th, very near to the Two Mile Inn. He is male, neutered and approximately 2 years old. He was wearing a blue collar with a bell and had a purple disc around his neck. He is sorely missed and a family pet. If you have seen or found Mozart, please call 087 2284932 or 087 0532653.

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Fine Gael heads to Dáil Eireann

MEMBERS of Fine Gael travelled to Dublin on Tuesday, July 12th and were met by Deputy David Stanton. The 54-strong group started their journey in Youghal, picking up members en-route to Midleton, where they were joined by the members from Cobh, organised by Cllr. Sinéad Sheppard.

The bus driver John Butler and his son, were very accommodating to the group and, as one of the organisers, I would like to sincerely thank them for their kindness and courtesy to all. It was a very enjoyable day and extremely interesting for those on their first visit there. It was great to be present in the Dáil Chambers and, afterwards, a tour of the Dáil was arranged.

Thanks to Deputy David Stanton, Cllr. Sinéad Sheppard, Tom Linehan, who while not present on the day was involved in organising the trip, our amiable bus drivers and also to Helen Joyce, who mooted the idea of the trip as Chairperson of Midleton District Executive Fine Gael and last , but certainly not least, to all the people of all ages who travelled on the day. It was a great day out in glorious sunshine.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

Wednesday, July 20th: Swimming available at the Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa, from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Thursday, July 21st: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday, July 22nd: Whist at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Tuesday, July 26th: 45 Drive at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Thursday, August 11th.: Outing to Sherkin Island. Cost - €40. Wednesday, August 31st: Outing to Booley House show. Cost €20. For booking on both events, contact Mary on 0862351332.

Midleton GAA Pavilion dancing diary

Saturday, July 23rd to the music of Brendan Lee and Patricia Saturday, July 30th to the music of Dave Rea.

Midleton Credit Union fourth car draw

The above draw will take place at Midleton Credit Union on Friday, July 29th at 3pm. The car will be supplied by O’Brien’s Garage, Cork Road, Midleton. If you still wish to join the draw, you can contact the Manager, John Fenton or any member of staff.

Midleton's flight of the Phoenix!

Wedding congratulations

Sincere congratulations to Susan and John Tobin on their marriage last week. We extend best wishes to the happy couple for the future.

Well done Cork!

Heartiest congratulations to the Cork U21 Hurling team on their outstanding victory against Tipperary on Friday last, and a special mention to the Midleton hurlers, Conor Lehane – Man of the Match – Seamus O’Farrell, James Nagle and Luke O’Farrell, wh played a major role in this sweet victory.

Happy Birthday!

Happy 10th birthday to the best daughter ever: Jordan Power, Cloyne. Lots of love from Mom and Dad X X.

Happy 10th birthday to Jordan Power, have a great day. Lots of love from Nana Josie and Maggie X X.

Happy 10th birthday to Jordan Power. Lov from your godfather Tom, Helene, Chris and Alan. X Happy 10th birthday to Jordan. Hope you have a great day. Love John, Melissa and Josh. X Happy 10th birthday to Jordan Power. Love Teresa and Kevin. X

Happy 2nd birthday to our son Josh Power, lots of love from Mam and Dad X X. Happy 2nd birthday to Josh Power. Lots of love from Nana Josie and Maggie X X. Happy 2nd birthday to Josh Power. Lots of love from David, Niamh and Jordan X X X. Happy 2nd birthday to Josh Power. Lots of love from Tom, Helene, Chris and Alan. X Happy 2nd birthday to Josh Power. Lots of love from Teresa and Kevin. X

Birthday greetings to Anne White, popular member of the Board of Directors, Midleton Credit Union, Dr. Liam Motherway and my loving sister May Peters, Cork. K.W. Happy 2nd birthday to our daughter Sophie Morrissey. Lots and lots of love from Mam and Dad x x x x Happy 2nd birthday to Sophie Morrissey. Lots of love from Nanny Teresa and John x x x Happy birthday to Sophie Morrissey. Lots of love from uncle Jonathan x x.

THE Phoenix Camping Club visited Water Rock, Midleton, over the weekend as they stayed in the grounds of Water Rock House on the St. John Bosco's Soccer pitch.

The camping club, with Chairman, Kieran Donovan, visit towns all over Ireland, but find facilities for their kind of travels

very limited, as parking is not readily available in the towns. The site at Water Rock, courtesy of owner Tom Cleere, shows that with a little bit of planning camper vans can be accommodated. Kieran met with Cllr. Mary Woods, Mayor of Midleton, who

Get well soon

Get well wishes to Stephen Cremin - hope he will soon be back in top form, from your many friends.

East Cork Wheelchair Association church gate collection

There will be a Church Gate Collection held on behalf of the above on July 30th and 31st and a Fundraising Day at Market Green, Shopping Centre, on Friday, July 22nd. If you wish to help in any way, please contact any committee member.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service welcomes 252 donors

presented prizes to the campers on Sunday morning and, going forward, the club would like to see camper facilities provided by town councils all over Ireland.

The Phoenix Club is due to visit Ardmore in mid-August and here they will stay in the local GAA club grounds.

Killarney calls! Positive Ageing Week 2011

Bookings are now being taken for the trip to Killarney on September 27th to 28th, as it was decided by the committee to have an overnight stay this year at the Castleross Hotel. B & B and an evening meal will cost €60. We will be travelling by train from Midleton. For further details or bookings, please contact Katheen Woulfe on 021 4631011 or Rita O’Keeffe on 021 4632278.

A a wedding that unites Ireland and Santiago

Thank you to Kathleen Woulfe for helping to spread the word about our recent Blood Donor Clinic in Midleton. A special thank you to the 252 donors who attended the clinic. Donors, together with the families, friends and neighbours that support them, make up a community that brings life and hope to hospital patients every day.

Fundraising Day for Concern

Ruth Breathnach has organised two days for this worthy cause: July 22nd at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton, and August 6th at Market Green Shopping Centre. She is appealing for support for both days and anyone who wishes to help, can contact her on 021 4631369 or 086 3357575.

Raquel Rosón Sanchez and Donagh Craven, Carrigtwohill, were married recently in Santiago De Compostela. Donagh is the son of Dorothy and Richard Craven. We wish them many years of wedded bliss.

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Midleton Community Hospital says a huge thank you

€20,000 raiSed by HoSpiTal FeTe 2011!

LAST Friday, the Friends of Midleton Community Hospital handed over a whopping cheque for €20,000 to the hospital - the proceeds of their recent fete, which was held in glorious sunshine late last month. Some of the hospital’s residents, along with hospital staff and committee members gathered for a picture as John McCarthy, Friends of Midleton Community Hospital handed over the cheque to Director of Nursing, Catherine Doran

Take a summer hike on Spike A SERIES of events have been initiated by Cork County Council to run on Spike Island from July to September this year. People will have the opportunity to visit the island and enjoy the fabulous entertainment that is provided. Transport is by boat and tickets are limited so make sure to get in early to avoid disappointment.

* August 20th & 21st: The Pards - This military reenactment group is back with reinforcements and again will be part of The Spike Island Walking Tours. The Spike Island Walking Tours leave Kennedy Pier in Cobh on Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm. Bookings can be made att

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* July 24th: Damhsafest - Folk dance groups from some of the most diverse cultures throughout Europe and the world running from 3pm until 5pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment. Boats leave Kennedy Pier in Cobh from 12 noon to 2.30pm and return from 5pm. * August 7th: ‘Live on Spike’ Featuring music from The Frank and Walters, Ken Cotter and Mark Slade and other wellknown Cork artists. Bring a Picnic. Boats leave Kennedy Pier in Cobh at 11.30am until 1.30pm and return from 5.30pm.


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* September 10th: Cork Harbour Open Day - A family day out on Spike Island to mark the beginning of ‘Discover Spike Island Week’. Entertainment will be available for the whole family including performances from some of Cork’s best musicians. Boats leave KennedyPier in

Cobh from 11am until 2pm and return from 5pm.

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Well & Good tidies up in Midleton

East Cork snippets Double 43rd wedding anniversaries in Midleton!

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom & Jo Savage, Elsinore and Kathleen & Pat Lordan, Riverside Estate, Midleton who both celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversaries around this time. With love from all your friends and family

Ballycotton Bridge Club results

13/7/2011 1st Ide O’Riordan / Marjorie O’Callaghan 2nd Helen Cullen / Kate Cuffe 3rd Betty Murray / John Whelehan 4th Carmel O’Leary / Enda Young.

JILL Bell, Well & Good, Broderick Street, Midleton is determined to tidy up the town and, as such, has made a generous donation to Midleton Tidy Towns - the first one received this year from a business in the town. Nick Becker, Midleton Tidy Towns, told the East Cork Journal, ‘Many thanks to Jill and all at Well & Good for their kind donation - it’s much appreciated.’

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Breaking the Silence head shave & wax in Cobh

On Saturday, July 30th, at the Rob Roy Bar in Cobh at 9pm, be prepared to see men beg for their mammies, as they undergo a leg wax or a head shave in aid of Breaking the Silence.

The event will feature Bazzers’ Barbers from Cork, with DJ Flee, celebrities and spot prizes on the night. Volunteeers are needed, so please email or call to the bar itself. This event is being run in conjunction with Rob O’Brien’s Gobi Desert Ultramarathon for Breaking The Silence.

Fermoy whist drive

Results from Sunday, July 10th: Best overall score: Daniel O’Flynn Winning ladies: Catherine O’Flynn, Rita Leamy, Kay Clifford, Margaret O’Flynn, Maureen Hales, Pat O’Leary, Mary Butterworth and Evelyn Snell Winning gents: Lesley Snell, Stephen Hales, E. Ring, M. Howard, John Casey, Henry Forde, Fr. Aquin Casey and M. Hurley Raffle: Henry Forde, Tadgh Donovan and Marie Roche Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp in Fermoy Bridge Club. All welcome.

Three separate, but nearly identical, incidents of criminal damage in Youghal

THE weekend before last, three separate - but nearly identical - criminal damage incidents occurred in the town of Youghal.

On the Saturday night, between 10pm and 7am, a rock was thrown through the passenger window of a car which was parked in McCurtainstown, near Tides Restaurant. On the same night a rock was thrown through the window of a car in Dun Coran. On the Sunday night, a third rock was thrown through the window of a house at Sarsfield's Terrace, where an elderly gentleman was at home on his own. Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call the Gardaí at 024 - 92200.

A timeless thank you from Carrigtwohill

THE Carrigtwohill Mediaeval Festival and Irish Country Fair, situated around the grounds of Barryscourt Castle was a resounding success over the weekend of July 9th and 10th. Thousands literally thronged the site to see the jam-packed programme of activities which included Mediaeval Entertainment by the Fingal Living History Society, medieval sports for kids, the Munster vehicle re-enactment group, as well as vintage cars and steam engines ensured that this leading countryside event brought the best in family entertainment. There was plenty of entertainment for children with pony rides, face painting, kiddie’s rides, bouncy castles and a fun fair which was enjoyed by all ages. The Irish Coastguard Historic Society was also a great success over the two days. The sporting side of country life showed a display of falconry, clay pigeon shooting, the 3 Counties Spaniel Club and new to the Festival, was an incredibly exciting spectacle of Polocross, a combination of polo and lacrosse, this speedy game was played on horseback.

In the line-up of country fair traditions were horticulture shows, country games, dog and pony shows baking the bastible, old time kitchen, pig on the spit, tug-o-war with the sheep shearing proving to be a huge attraction. Small animals to champion bulls along with alpacas provided a full 2 days with the beautiful castle as a backdrop. The food and craft market offered a variety of local food specialities as well as arts and crafts.

The Irish dancing and live music performances throughout the Festival entertained all ages over the two days and helped to create a relaxing and very enjoyable festival. The organising committee put in a huge amount of hard work to bring this outstanding event to fruition, and it showed, as there was plenty on offer for everyone. Heading the group is chairman, James Horgan and he, along with the Committee members would like to express their sincerethanks to everyone in the Community who helped make this Festival such a success. We are most fortunate to have the backing from the locals here, and a special thanks to the O’Brien Family for their generous contribution. The event brings us all together and really creates something special in our community, - Ann O’Driscoll, PRO, Carrigtwohill Community Council.

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Youghal’s Concerned Citizens want Diving Rocks re-opened suitable for children - Statement that the area may be unsafe in poor weather conditions. This would be designed in conjunction with the Irish Water Safety Council.

Proposal submitted to Youghal Town Council re. Opening of the Diving Rocks

THE Diving Rocks in Youghal were closed just over a year ago due to Health and Safety Reports.


Yellow warning signs are required for - Warning of steep and uneven paths - Warning of falling from rocks - Warning of large waves – Any other hazards identified

The area is one of the hidden gems of Youghal and its closure and boarding up represents what has befallen some of Youghal’s natural amenities and historic buildings. As the boarding at the site is so prominent and unsightly, it is a priority that it should be removed and the area re-opened. Opening the Diving Rocks would mark a significant step forward for Youghal and it is with great pleasure that Youghal Concerned Citizens have put together a proposal that offers the town council a means of opening the area.

Local builder Mr. Jerry Dennehy has offered to carry out remedial works to the Diving Rocks that would allow for the area to reopen. We (YCC) have proposed that the town council provide the materials for doing so - such as hand rails, bolts, cement, signage etc.

YCC’s proposal is a significant cost saving measure for the council. Not only will it reduce their expenditure and achieve the reopening of this scenic and magical area, but it will further allow them to utilise the money that would otherwise have been spent on other projects they are undertaking. In particular, the re-opening of the Clock Gate should be mentioned. As one of the most photographed buildings in


The above entrance usually leads down to the Diving Rock and the small beach adjacent to it. The entrance has been blocked off since June 2010, to prevent would-be users from gaining access

Youghal, it is imperative that it is re-opened in time for the following tourist season, if not sooner.

This proposal is one of several that YCC are undertaking. We, as an organisation, are seeking to promote the town of Youghal as the NUMBER ONE family friendly destination in Ireland. Youghal already has fantastic natural amenities such as its three sandy blue flag beaches that stretch for miles. It has a history going back centuries that rivals that of any other town in the world. And it serves great food in seventeen restaurants that individually, have won plaudits from food critics. Given the above, there is no reason that Youghal cannot be the top tourist town in the country for families - with great food, great beaches and history dripping from every twist and turn.

Below are the details of the proposal forwarded to the Council on July 6th, 2011. The CMSE safety assessment on the the Diving Rocks of November, 2010 gives three fundamental choices in regards to the Diving Rocks, Youghal; 1. Facilitate swimming and diving (including the provision of the diving board) or 2. Allow and provide for safe access to the area but not reinstate the diving board or 3. Restrict access, remove walkways and remove the diving board and not facilitate any swimming or diving in the area (current situation). The report makes several recommendations which we are in a position to rectify, subject to town council co-operation. The work

would be undertaken by Mr. Jerry Dennehy, a builder with over 20 years experience in the building trade. All work is being provided on a voluntary basis. The main findings of the report detail several areas which require immediate attention;


An Entrance sign displaying the following information is required; - Name of location - Emergency phone number(s) - Statement that there is no lifeguard provision - Statement that persons using the area do so at their own risk - Statement advising persons to check water levels prior to swimming - Statement that the area is un-

We would mark the depth of water on rocks near the swimming location. On provision of the signage from the council, we would erect same in a location agreed with the Town Engineer.


The report highlights several damaged steps requiring attention. We propose to repair any damaged steps and replace the final step which is missing completely. Obvious trip hazards would be removed.


Railings at the location were quoted several times in the report as inadequate. On provision of suitable railings from the town council, we would install same at the following locations: - Hand rails to be fitted to the steps descending from the path down (mid and top rail). - Hand rails to be fitted to the horizontal walkway area (mid and top rail) - Hand rails to be fitted on the steps to the beach level - Hand rails to be fitted to one side of the elevated walkways linking the rock outcrops to the

shore in order to provide a hand hold.


In order to assure the safety of the site, we would propose that the town council carry out a safety check every year with results recorded. This would include an inspection of the hand rails, steps, diving depth markers, signage and any other defects. In order to progress the above we require the town council to agree to the proposal. A meeting on-site with the town engineer, railing provider and railing installer (i.e. Mr. Dennehy) should then take place to agree specifications for railings, text/symbols of signage and location of signage. All materials required for the works would be provided by the town council (e.g. cement, bolts, railings, signage etc). As you are no doubt aware, the proposal would significantly reduce council expenditure in re-opening the area.

Given the urgency of re-opening the amenity for the tourist season and the generosity of Mr. Dennehy in volunteering for the task, we would urge the town council to act in a timely manner and agree to our proposal. We also note that on page six of the report, it states that 'Consideration should be given to removing the access restrictions to the path adjacent the lighthouse to the area, subject to temporary warning signage being installed and a commitment to implementation of ongoing improvements on a priority basis, to ensure emergency access can be gained to the area at all times.' We await your positive response - Youghal Concerned Citizens.

Cork Titanic Society elects new President, Cllr. Brian Bermingham

COUNCILLOR Brian Bermingham was elected the new President of the Cork Titanic Society when the seat became vacant due to the recent death of the very popular northside Councillor Dave McCarthy. 2012 will be a very significant year for the society with its proud 15 year long history and plans are currently underway to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. One of the most important events will be erecting a memo-

rial stone in Fitzgerald Park, Cork, dedicated to the memory of all those lost to water tragedies-plans for the monument are in the advance stages with Cork City Council. Another event that will surely capture the public’s imagination will be the Society’s grand fleet of elegant and magnificent ship models; including: Titanic, Lusitania, Innisfallen and sailing ships crafted by members of the society and many more will go on display throughout the city and county-a must see for all the family.

The society is a voluntary organisation and over the years has raised funds for Diabetes Ireland, Cork Simon and other worthy causes. It has helped to provide an RNLI lifeboat for Crosshaven and a fishing boat for a family stricken by the tsunami in Sri Lanka. This was achieved through various fundraising measures including church-gate collections, grocery packing and a Jack Lynch tunnel walk. The Cork Titanic Society has also organised a maritime quiz for secondary schools throughout Cork and county.

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Youghal Art Group paint a pretty picture

Wednesday, July 20th; July 27th; August 3rd and August 10th. Entery is €10 and persons must be seated by 8pm sharp. Not to be missed.

YOUGHAL Concerned Citizens are against the proposal to remove ambulance and South Doc services from the Youghal area this coming September. You can expect to see volunteers from YCC doing house calls looking for a petition signature.

Doggie’s Trust and Tiny Pops at Youghal Library

On Tuesday next, July 26th at 3pm, Youghal Library is the place to be for all children who have a dog, or who might be getting a dog soon, because at 3pm on that day the Library Staff will be hosting a Dog’s Trust Workshop for all children. The aim of the workshop is to teach children how to look after their dogs properly, and also to encourage them to be responsible when out and about with their pets. This is a marvellous opportunity for children (and adults also) to learn more about being with, and enjoying their pets. And, still in the Library, on July 27th, Aine Dorgan will host a Tiny Pops Workshop at 2pm. This musical event is suitable for younger children, and are always very popular and well attended.

As usual with Youghal Library, all events are not only open to everyone, but they are always free of charge for all.

Table Quiz and Raffle for HOPE

Tomorrow, Thursday, July 21st a Table Quiz and Raffle will be held in Bertie’s Bar at 8.30pm. Table of four costs €20 and all proceeds go to The COPE Foundation. There will also be spot prizes and, with Shane Supple as MC, there will be great craic agus caint. Further information from Aileen on 087 7669370.

Turning Tide – The Show comes to Youghal Irish Music, Song and Dance with the Blackwater Valley Music School

The Blackwater Valley Music School brings this wonderful performance, Turning Tide - The Show, to the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal. There are a total of four performances remaining: the first tonight,,

Ceolta Sí – evenings of music, song, dance and storytelling on each Monday and Thursday for the months of July and August at 8.30pm. Further information from 087 7934504.

Upcoming at the Walter Raleigh Hotel

Friday, July 29th: Adrian Knight, Hypnotist Sunday, July 31st: Disco Friday, August 19th: Comedy Hypnotist

Yawl Bay Bridge Club

The above takes place at the Walter Raleigh Hotel every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.30pm

Events at Cumann na Daoine

20/7: 10am - 12: FÁS Clinic 1.30pm - 2.30pm Walking Group 3pm - 5pm Women's Group 6.45pm - 7.10pm Walking Group 7.30pm - 9pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group) 21/7: 7pm - 9.30pm Cancer Support Group 7.30pm - 9.30pm Music Group 22/7: 2pm - 4pm Indoor Bowls

YOUGHAL Art Group is comprised of a group of thirteen artists, each of whom is exceptionally talented and delighted each year to exhibit their paintings free of charge to the public. Already celebrating seventeen years in existence, Youghal Art Group have organised their 2011 Art Exhibition which will take place at the Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal. This year’s Art Exhibition is slightly different to those of the past few years, as the group have decided to dedicate their

2011 exhibition to the memory of the late Gretta Kelleher, who was one of the founding members of the group and who, sadly, passed away last year. As is traditional with Youghal Art Group's Annual Exhibition, the members generously make a donation each year to local charities, in lieu of a cheese and wine reception. This year, the nominated charity is the local RNLI, of which Gretta was a long time volunteer, actively engaged in their fundraising activities. The exhibition, which will include paintings across various

Community Radio Youghal (C.R.Y 104fm) presents:

BLACKWATER, LIFE & LODGINGS A five part series about life on and along the Blackwater. Supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under its Sound & Vision scheme

25/7: 4pm - 5pm St. Vincent de Paul 7.30pm - 9pm Yoga

26/7: 5.45pm - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

Calling the class of 1991!

A school reunion for the 20th Anniversary of the Leaving Cert. Class of 1991 from the Loreto Convent will be held in the GAA Club on August 27th. There will be a DJ on the night and a great night is assured. If you would like any more information you can contact Lynda on 024 93815.


genres with different mediums, will be officially opened by CRY Presenter, John Kennedy on Friday, July 29th and will run until August 7th each day from 11.30am to 7.30pm. Admission is free, with donations to defray expenses optional.

The Youghal Art Group meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Cumann na Daoine premises in Catherine Street. Guest speakers and outings form part of the activities of the group, as do occasional Saturday Master Classes. New members will be always warmly welcomed.

Reconfiguration of ambulance service another blow for emergency care in South – McLellan

SINN FÉIN’S TD for Cork East, Sandra McLellan, has called on the Government to address, as a matter of urgency, the reconfiguration of the ambulance service in the HSE South Area. Speaking in the Dáil, Deputy McLellan said, 'The proposed reconfiguration of pre-hospital emergency care in the HSE South area will result in a major skills mix deficit due to changes in service delivery rosters, and will leave the town of Youghal, for example, completely without ambulance cover. This is totally unacceptable. These proposals, particularly in the context of the devastating cutbacks planned for the Accident and Emergency Department at Mallow General Hospital amounts to an unprecedented assault on acute emergency healthcare in the region. 'Because of changes to rosters, there will be a decrease in the number of senior personnel available to cover certain shifts. In order to protect existing levels and quality of service the government must either employ more staff or invest in the existing pool by providing appropriate career progression opportunities. A rapid response vehicle manned by a Paramedic is not the same as an ambulance manned by Advanced Paramedics. 'In the broader context of the Croke Park Agreement and public sector reform this reconfiguration highlights a major difficulty with redeployment and rostering. It is absolutely necessary to ensure that adequately qualified and trained staff are available at all times to deliver this emergency service.'

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Wednesday, July 20th. 2011 - The East Cork Journal

The Ecclesiastical Review MSC Missionaries celebrate 450 years of Priesthood

East Cork

Ecclesiastical Events Parish of Carrigtwohill Autumn Stations

Some families have expressed an interest in hosting their Station Mass. If anyone wishes to host a Station, please contact Fr. Anthony.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

If you or somebody you may know needs assistance the local conference can be contacted on 021 4533971 or you can contact the Cork Office on 021 4270444.

The Irish Cancer Society

Thanks to all who contributed to their recent collection, which raised €886.14.

Back row: Fr. Liam O’Brien MSC, Fr. Kevin Shanahan MSC, Fr. Joseph McGee MSC, Fr. Patrick Coakley MSC and Fr. Anthony Nolan MSC. Front row, Fr. Patrick Sheehan MSC, Fr. Michael Smyth MSC, Fr. Augustine O’Brien MSC, Fr. Pat Courtney MSC Provincial, Fr. Patrick Breen MSC and Fr. Sean Laffan MSC

Eleven priests from Missionaries of the Sacred Heart are celebrating their Diamond, Golden, Ruby, and Silver Jubilees of their ordinations and between them they have devoted four hundred and fifty years to their vocations – many of them serving in the foreign missions in South Africa and South America.

Celebrations took place recently, with family and friends with a concelebrated Mass at the MSC community at Western Road, Cork and the Jubilarians were:


Fr. Patrick Breen MSC, Kilmore, Co. Wexford Fr. Patrick Sheehan MSC, Bruree, Co. Limerick


Fr. Sean Laffan MSC, Ballinaspittle, Co. Cork Fr. Augustine O’Brien MSC, Lackagh, Co. Galway Fr. Michael Smyth MSC, Dunmore, Co. Galway


Fr. Liam O’Brien MSC, Drogheda, Co. Louth Fr. James Stubbs MSC, Mallow, Co. Cork


Fr. Patrick Coakley MSC, Cork City Fr. Joseph McGee MSC, Convey, Co. Donegal Fr. Anthony Nolan MSC, Cobh Fr. Kevin Shanahan MSC, Cork City

The MSC Provincial, Fr. Pat Courtney gave thanks for the large numbers of young men who have entered the MSC priesthood over the years and also the large number of people who continue to support the missions in developing countries. ‘The mission of our founder,’ he said, ‘was to make known the love of the Heart of Christ to people everywhere. We know this love ourselves and we strive to enable people to experience it in their lives situation.’ Encouraging young men to think about the MSC missionary way of life Fr. Courtney asked them

‘to reflect on the calling and mission that MSC’s have received and the belief that that mission is relevant and enriching for our times and our world.’ He invited men thinking about a vocation to the priesthood to contact the Director of Vocations or to visit for more information.

Youth 2000 Youth Festival

THIS is a lively four day festival with workshops, concert, inspiring talks, great music and prayer, and plenty of time for relaxing, chilling out and meeting people. During the festival, you can get some spiritual R&R, meet other young Catholics in the same boat and give your faith a boost. It takes place in Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly from August 4th to 7th. For more information see

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

Accord new dates for Marriage Preparation Courses

You can book the above online at www.accord,ie or you can also see the information point beside the front door. Marriage counselling is also available from Accord.


Pilgrimage to Rome, San Giovanni and Assisi will depart from Cork on September 12th for seven nights. Spiritual Director is Rev. Fr. Eugene Baker and the pilgrimage will cost €899. For details contact Mamie on 087 6328113 or JWT.

Catholic Voice Newspaper

The above will hold their Annual Dinner in the Imperial Hotel, Cork, on July 29th. The Guest of Honour will be His Eminence, George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, who will give a talk on The New Evangelisation; Authentic Renewal V and Cafateria Catholicism. Tickets are €40 and can be reserved at 059 8627268.

Youghal Baptist Church

(people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 11am in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned). July 24th, speaker expected, Mr. Daniel McAllen (Lee Valley Bible church) Continuing in the book of Colossians. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome. For more details, contact Daniel McAllen, 024-25964/086-3772432 or see

'For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.' Colossians Ch 2v9-10.

Who was Mary Magdalene?

MARY Magdalene is mentioned in the lists of Jesus’ female companions that appear in Mark, Matthew, and Luke. Some believe that Mary Magdalene may have been an important figure among the female disciples, perhaps even their leader, and a member of Jesus’ inner circle of disciples — but not, apparently, to the degree of the 12 apostles Mary Magdalene’s age is unknown. Biblical texts say nothing about when she was born or died. Like Jesus’ male disciples, Mary Magdalene appears to have come from Galilee. She was with him at the beginning of his ministry in Galilee and continued after his execution. The name Magdalene suggests her origin as the town of Magdala, on the Sea of Galilee's western shore.

Mary Magdalene is usually portrayed in one of the various gospel scenes that have been associated with her — for example anointing Jesus, washing Jesus’ feet, or discovering the empty tomb. Mary Magdalene is also frequently painted with a skull. Mary Magdalene’s role in the canonical gospels is small. In non-canonical gospels like Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip and the Acts of Peter, she plays a prominent role — often asking intelligent questions when all the other disciples are confused. Jesus is depicted as loving her more than any of the others because of her understanding.

Mary Magdalene is mentioned in all four of the canonical gospels, but nowhere is she described as a prostitute. This popular image of Mary comes from confusion between her and two other women: Martha’s sister Mary and an unnamed sinner in Luke’s gospel . Both of these women wash Jesus’ feet with their hair. Pope Gregory the Great declared that all three women were the same person and it wasn’t until 1969 that the Catholic Church reversed course. Mary Magdalene is not mentioned often in the gospel texts, but she does appear at key moments and has become an important figure for those interested in the role of women in early Christianity as well as in Jesus’ ministry. She accompanied him throughout his ministry and travels. She was a witness to his death — which, according to Mark, appears to be a requirement in order to truly understand Jesus’ nature. She was a witness to the empty tomb and was instructed by Jesus to carry the news to the other disciples. John says that the risen Jesus appeared to her first. In the Roman Catholic tradition Mary Magdalene’s feast day is July 22 and she is regarded as a saint representing the important principle of pentitence. Visual representations typically portray her as the pentitent sinner, washing Jesus’ feet.

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

Midleton Area Committee: councillors seek, engineers examine AT the June meeting of the Midleton Area Committee of Cork County Council, held at County Hall on June 20th, councillors raised issues pertaining to, amongst others, blocked drains, signage, potholes, derelict sites, fish stocks, boundaries, lines and a lollipop person for Cloyne.

Ramped up

Cllr. Sean O’Connor told the meeting that the residents of College Manor, Cobh were ‘insistent’ that speed ramps are a necessity in the estate, and that action by Cork County Council is required. Cllr. Michael Hegarty supported Cllr. O’Connor on this issue. An update, it was agreed, would be sought by the Senior Executive Engineer (SEE) from the Estates Section.


Cllr. Michael Hegarty raised the issue of erosion at Knockadoon Pier, while the SEE noted that funding for the repair of the pier has been applied for from the Office of Public Works, but that a decision has yet to be made. Cllr. Hegarty also asked for safety bollards in Ladysbridge village and a cul-de-sac sign at Ballyhimikin, near Moanroe (SEE to follow up on both these issues with the area office). Finally, Cllr. Hegarty stated that surface dressing in the Youghal area is not adequate. It was agreed that the specifics would be forwarded to the SEE for a follow up.

Something concrete for Carrigtwohill

Cllr. Noel Collins, Cathaoirleach, discussed a letter he had received from the residents of Carrigane Road, Carrigtwohill, stating that they want properly constructed concrete footpaths. Cllr. Hegarty queried the matter of funding problems as referred to in the letter. The SEE to investigate same.

Speed Limit Review 2011:

Update from Madeleine Healy, SEE The county-wide speed limit review list was circulated to the members. The proposed review was to go before the Full Council, and then the Public Consultation period would commence. Once the public consultation period is over and submissions are received, the review will be back before Full Council in September for voting. Ms. Healy noted that there are departmental guidelines regarding speed limits in housing estates. These guidelines require that a traffic survey be carried out to determine average speeds in the area. Accordingly, Ms. Healy recommended that the two estates in Youghal (Dun Coran & The

Rise) be excluded from the 2011 review until traffic surveys are carried out there. Cllr. Murray asked what the regulation speed limit for a housing estate is? The SEE stated that as far as he is aware, the regulation is 50kmph – to be confirmed for next meeting. A letter from the Gardai re: the speed limit on the Fota Road was circulated to those present. Cllr. Collins asked who has the final say in relation to the speed limit? Ms. Healy noted that following the public consultation period, the elected members will vote at Full Council in September.

Cllr. Hegarty asked if the committee could introduce a speed limit as they desire. Ms. Healy stated that DOT (Department of Transport) guidelines must be followed. Cllr. Hegarty asked if a copy of the DOT guidelines could be circulated to the committee members, and Ms. Healy agreed to forward the relevant documentation on.

Still unresolved

Cllr. Barbara Murray had issues unresolved since the May meeting of the Midleton Area Committee, which still required action by Cork County Council; in particular the collapsed road at Ballyvergan, Youghal; action required under derelict sites for Collin’s Bakery; proper signage required for toilets at Slob Bank re. fishing hooks and water flowing off the public road at Kilnatoora, which is flowing onto private property and requires urgent attention. The SEE agreed to examine all four instances raised by Cllr. Murray.

A balancing act

Cllr. Noel Collins, under Notices of Motion, asked for major road works at Carrigshane, Midleton, East Ferry / Jamesbrook, Ballintubber / Ballyvodock / Ballinabointre, Waterock / Ballyrichard and the road from Leamlara serving the Glen Road to Ballyedmond and at Waterock Cross on the main road. He stated there were ‘poor road surface[s] in these areas generally, and pot-holes are particularly bad on the Glen Road to Ballyedmond and at Waterock Cross to the main road.’ The SEE is set to examine these areas, but noted that it is difficult to balance the distribution of staff and resources between pothole filling and surface dressing, while also maintaining NNR commitments.

Planning for the bus?

Cllr. Noel Collins also asked that planning guidelines and regulations be made available to the meeting, governing the erection of bus-shelters, due to the fact that such shelters at Convent

Cross Midleton, and Main Street, Midleton and outside the industrial zone at Tullagreine, Carrigtohill, have been ignored over the past five years, despite numerous requests sent to the contractor concerned.

The meeting agreed to send a letter to Bus Eireann asking them to request the contractor (Adshel / Clear Channel) to reconsider the erection of bus shelters at the above locations.

A roundabout way of doing things?

The simple issue of re-instating the directional Ballinacurra sign at Lakeview Roundabout, Midleton was also raised by the Midleton-based councillor. However, a simple solution was not in sight: the meeting agreed to send a letter to the NRA querying this matter.

Dredging up the issue of fish stock

Cllr. Noel Collins asked that the council consider giving a general ‘clean-up’ to the area near Loughaderra Lake and aske if the lake itself is in need of dredging and fish stock. Cllr. Hegarty also noted that there is subsidence at the roadside retaining wall at the lake, which is ‘dangerous and needs attention.’ The councillors were informed that the issues of dredging and fish stock are matters for Fisheries, but the SEE agreed to examine the issues regarding the retaining wall. Cllr. Collins also requested that funding be made available to repair roads and pathways in and around the seafront at Redbarn, Youghal and at Red Strand, and that the council clean up the lighthouse and its surrounds. The matter was to be referred to the Youghal Area Office.

No school warden for Cloyne

In the interest of road safety, Cllr. Collins asked, again, that the council provide road safety measures to include the appointment of a lollipop person outside St. Colman’s School, Cloyne, where the roll is 213 pupils and that the report, already requested from Gwen Quinn, A/Road Safety Office, be made available on the appointment of a school warden. The SEE informed the committee that the moratorium on recruitment means that a new school warden cannot be appointed, but that they could look at the feasibility of putting in a pedestrian crossing. Cllr. Hegarty proposed that the committee write to the Manager (& cc’d to the Head of Personnel), proposing that an exception be

made to the moratorium due to safety concerns. The committee members agreed with Cllr. Hegarty. A letter regarding same will be sent to the County Manager and cc’d to John Walsh (Head of Personnel).

School markings, landfills and road improvements

Cllr. Barbara Murray asked for a progress report on the installation of school markings and signage at South Abbey NS (SEE to examine); rocks on the road and the overgrown roadside at Kilmountain Cross (Youghal) (S/SE to refer to Area Office); road improvements at Saleen and River Street, Cloyne (the SEE noted that River Street will be dealt with next year as further works need to be completed first. The SEE also noted that the road at Saleen is quite wide and may require more detailed improvements than resurfacing alone) and the gully at Raheen Road, Youghal needs to be restored (to be referred to the Area Office).

Trial holes and trenches

Cllr. Murray also asked for an update on Lislanley (the old landfill site) where trial holes / trenches for gases were undertaken. She asked for an update on the outcome of the tests and whether the land is ready to be handed over to the football club? It was agreed that the SE/SEE would follow up on this issue and provide an update for the Youghal-based councillor.

Who’s in the right?

Cllr. Michelle Hennessy informed the meeting that the Quality Hotel, Youghal had taken over an area which was previously used for public parking and wanted to know if they were within their rights to do this - i.e. is the area in public or private ownership? It was agreed that the S/SE would examine this matter.

Pedestrian crossing for Youghal?

Cllr. Hennessy asked about the possibility of installing a pedestrian crossing outside the Greencloyne and Woodland Grove Estates, over to the service station across the road. It was agreed that this issue would be discussed with the Traffic Engineer.

No plans for takeover of boundary walls

Cllr. Sean O’Connor asked if there were plans for Cork County Council to take over a

section of the boundary wall of St. Colman’s Cemetery, Cobh, to improve the road coming off the roundabout. The SEE was unaware of any plans to do so, but would investigate on Cllr. O’Connor’s behalf.

Cllr. O’Connor also raised the issues of roadworks at Ballywilliam Road causing difficulty for motorists (SEE to investigate); major subsidence on the Carrignafoy Road in the College Manor area (SEE to investigate) and the poor road surface and potholes at the Ballydulea Road from Lissaniskey to Bird Hill (SEE to examine).

Roads and drains

Cllr. Michael Hegarty raised motions pertaining to the Glen Road between Midleton and Leamlara (Knockaheen), where he states an ESB cable was laid there recently and the drain that was laid by the council to alleviate flooding appears to have been blocked since; pot holes at Ballydaniel, Ballymacoda, Priests Hill and the Monagaul Road to the Church Road, Ballymacoda and poor road surfaces at the Ballymartin Road, Dungourney and the Knockglass Road. In all instances, Cllr. Hegary was informed that the SEE would investigate.

Walk the line

Cllr. Hegarty also stated that double yellow lines are required between the entrance to the beach and the bridge at Garryvoe. There have been problems with hawkers in the past. If double yellow lines were painted, the Gardaí could act against the hawkers. The SEE to examine this.

Hedges set to grow ‘till September

Cllr. John Mulvihill asked the meeting when hedge cutting will commence in 2011 and was informed that it would not start until September. He also asked for the provision of a footpath on the Tay Road - the SEE distributed a report on this matter for the committee members.

No boundaries

Cllr. Mulvihill also asked about the maintenance of boundary fences and hedges, particularly at the first entrance to the IFI from Belvelly, as well as the Tay Road from Cow Cross to the entrance to the aquatic centre. Cllr. Mulvihill believed that Cork County Council should pursue landowners to maintain boundary fences and trees / hedges. The SEE suggested that the committee write to the Road Safety Authority to publicise this issue to landowners.

No road engineer

Cllr. Michael Hegarty stated that Cork County Council is the only Local Authority with no dedicated Road Safety Engineer. He proposed that this issue be forwarded to Full Council for discussion. The issue was seconded by Cllr. O’Connor, and agreed by the committee members, that the Committee Secretary would write to Corporate Affairs and request that this item be included on the next Full Council meeting’s agenda.

Shared cover

Cllr. Hegarty was also informed that while Paul Murray was on leave, cover of his post would be shared between neighbouring Area Offices and County Hall.

All roads lead to...?

Finally, Cllr. Sean O’Connor asked about the re-structuring of the Roads Area Offices, asking whether the Glanmire Area Office is to be moved to a different location, and whether responsibility for Cobh will be transferred to Midleton? Cllr. Mulvihill stated that it is very unsatisfactory that there is no Area Office in Cobh and that, given its population, Cobh should have a dedicated Area Office located in the town, a comment that Cllr. O’Connor supported. However, the issue was somewhat mooted when the SE noted that these issues are dealt with in the Roads Review.

What’s next?

The July meeting of the Midleton Area Committee of Cork County Council will see a new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson elected, as well as the NNR Programme Progress Report 2011. Cllr. Noel Collins, meanwhile, will raise matters pertaining to Duffy’s Circus at Garryvoe; occupational therapy for a wheelchair-bound woman in Cloyne; assistance for residents and local school children in Carrigtwohill, and an update on the NRA’s progress on the Midleton / Whitegate road.

For whom the road tolls

Finally, this month, Cllr. Collins will ask that the committee will oppose all efforts by the NRA to impose tolling on the Jack Lynch Tunnel, a development which has already been funded by the EU.

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

A real alternative to residential care by Bluebird Care Recent crisis focuses attention on home care THE recent crisis in funding for the government’s Fair Deal nursing home support scheme has seen an upsurge in interest in the alternative area of home care for the aged. ‘While some people would like to live out their days in a nursing home, others would prefer to be looked after in the comfortable surroundings of their own home while it still remains possible to do so’, says Andrew Jones, director of Bluebird Care Tipperary & East Cork, a private home care company that provides care in the home to a high standard. Bluebird Care is a preferred provider of care for VHI Home Care and is a member of the Irish Home Care Association and has offices throughout Ireland and the UK.

‘We are a provider of a wide range of home care and elderly care services to people of all ages in their own homes. When any of us are faced with a situation that additional care is required for either ourselves, a loved one or a friend, it is often thought that the stark choice is either to live self-sufficiently, without help, or go into a

home. Bluebird Care offers people a realistic alternative by providing highly qualified, experienced, Garda-vetted care givers into their homes. This allows people to live comfortably at home with familiar friends, relatives and possessions around them, no upheaval, no stress,’ said Mr Jones. ‘The private homecare sector is a relatively new sector in Ireland and, as of yet, has not been regulated. However, Bluebird Care in the UK is fully registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Care Quality Commission, which is the UK government’s regulating body and our company here in Ireland has to operate to the same exacting standards,’ he added. The cost of providing care for incapacitated persons in their own home is allowable against tax and can be claimed either by the incapacitated person, their spouse, a relative or their legal guardian at their top rate of tax. The company says it can provide 24/7 care for as little as €660

per week under this provision but can also provide Care from as short as 60mins per day at a competitive price.

Bluebird Care recently appointed a medical director, the only home care company in Ireland to do so; he is Professor Stephen Lane, consultant respiratory and general physician at Tallaght Hospital, Peamount Hospital and professor of respiratory medicine at TCD.

Bluebird Care has 15 other locations throughout Ireland each locally owned and employing local people. ‘We are delighted to be creating these jobs in the Cork area. The service we provide depends on local knowledge and local carers to build strong relationships with our customers,’ added Andrew.

Garryoe Hotel set to Swim to Swansea (and row too)

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Almost final time for inter-pub karaoke in aid of Ballycotton RNLI Last chance to ‘sing it to win it’ in Castlemartyr, Cloyne and Whitegate

STEPHEN Belton, Managing Director of the Garryvoe Hotel is not training for the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race. Instead, he’s pictured on Ballycotton Pier with the Ballycotton Lifeboat, getting ready for the first Garryvoe Hotel ‘Swim to Swansea’ fundraising event in aid of the RNLI Ballycotton, which takes place this Saturday night,

July 23rd. Staff & members of the health club will attempt to swim all day in the hotel pool and row on rowing machines throughout the night on the Cork Swansea Fastnet Ferry to complete the 313,760 metres needed to reach Swansea in Wales. (Photo: Michael MacSweeney, Provision)

THE summer-long karaoke inter-pub competition in aid of Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat continues this weekend with contestants taking a last opportunity to qualify for the grand final at Garryvoe Hotel on Saturday, July 30th. Shortt’s Bar in Castlemartyr will host their heat tonight, Wednesday, July 20th and hope they have the winning voice in their midst. Harty’s Bar in Cloyne will host their heat on Friday, July 22nd and the Long Point in Whitegate the following night, Saturday, July 23rdd. The competition to date has been keen, and a busy last few days for the heats is anticipated by the judges. Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat fundraisers would like to remind golfers that there are still times available for their annual golf classic taking place on Wednesday, July 27th, at East Cork Golf Club, Midleton. Any teams interested in entering or persons wishing to sponsor a tee box are asked to contact the event organiser, Sean McGrath, Ballycotton.

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

South & East Cork Tourism... covered!

SOUTH & East Cork Tourism held the official launch of the Ring of Cork Tourism brochure and the Cork Open Gardens brochure on Friday, July 8th at Fota House, performed by Phil Hogan TD, Minister for Environment, Community, and Local Government. The Ring of Cork brochure is a comprehensive 38-page guide to activities, accommodation, beaches, playgrounds, shopping, outdoor pursuits, events and festivals in the South & East Cork area covering the towns

of Cobh, Midleton, Youghal, Carrigaline, Ballincollig, and their surrounding areas. The Cork Open Gardens brochure is a collection of eight gardens ranging from small private gardens to the large estates of Fota House and Ballymaloe. After culture and heritage, gardens are recognised as one of the major attractions for European tourists to visit during their stay in Ireland. For more information, please visit (Photo: Diane Cusack)

WEEKLY TRYING to make light out of something that needs more special attention is most likely not the best way. If it means taking someone aside and having a one-toone discussion, then that’s what you have to do. You have a great ability to be the peace-maker in arguments, but be sure they don’t throw the blame back on you, or point to you as the cause. You need to get yourself out and about this week. You need to relax more. Your lucky number is 21.

YOU have the ability to light up someone’s life just by walking into a room. They may be a little backward about coming forward, but their heart is in the right place. Friends are always a good way of building the bridge between you and an admirer. On the work front there are some new ventures that you need to be preparing for. Even though you may be happy with the status quo, things are gradually changing, so be prepared. Your lucky number is 60.

IT’S always nice to have time to find yourself, but staying indoors too much is not healthy for either mind or body. It’s time to get out and mingle. Your friends will be happy to see you back in circulation. Even though things have been financially tight recently you can manage to enjoy yourself without breaking the bank. Expect to be surprised by someone’s news that you never thought they would be announcing. Your lucky number is 49.

GOOD for you. Keep smiling and show the world how well you can handle things. Some of them underestimate your talents, but when it comes to a giving nature, you are among the best. The result of this, is you are highly valued as a friend. Socialising this week should be fun, as your electric personality brings a smile to everyone’s face, and especially to one very important person who may be feeling a little transparent. Your lucky number is 35.

YOU make a fantastic leader. But why not let them take control this time? You can be on hand if they are struggling, and they will appreciate your input. It’s sometimes difficult to get it right with people as they can misread even the very best intention. Never mind, all you can do is your best, and nobody has any right to expect any more than that. Your good intentions will not go unnoticed. Your lucky number is 60.

YOU have no time to be avoiding sly people. Ignore them as much as you can.That really bugs them. Negativity has no place around you, as you drive forward. Others are amazed at a change that is taking place within you. They may say nothing, but be assured they’ve noticed. It’s time to catch up on old friends again, you both have been so busy of late that you’ve been running in circles. Take time out. Your lucky number is 98.

YOUR poor scales have been swinging high and low recently. Try not to take life too seriously and remember that the world won’t stop because you have a little me time. Some people don’t know what they want from day to day, so don’t invest too much time following their demands. They’ll have changed their mind by the time you’ve finished pampering to their every whim. Mind your energy levels. Your lucky number is 87.

A kind deed has not gone unnoticed. They will repay you as soon as the opportunity arises. Balancing your finances is not easy in these times, but just keep a level head and you’ll manage well. Before you ask someone to commit to something, ask yourself if it’s fair to impose on them. They may have other commitments which they are afraid to prioritise. A knock at the door may have you aghast. Your lucky number is 77.

WHATEVER happens this week, keep a happy face. It’s amazing how much power is in a smile. It will lift people. It will leave the negative behind and come forward with the positive. You may have been feeling a little under the weather recently and finding things a little mundane, but that’s all about to change. There is an interesting new face on the scene soon and it gives you a lift. Your lucky number is 48.

WELL, you’ve got to admit you have a way of doing things that won’t always impress, even if the outcome is astounding. But that’s just you, and your nearest and dearest love you for it. There is someone moving in your circle who may be very impressed by your behaviour lately, so put on your best performance and take centre stage. No sense wallowing in regret over things long gone. There is loads of good still here. Your lucky number is 29.

LIFT yourself up and get out and about. You are needed in wider social circles this week by someone very special. They are always a little glum when you don’t show up, brighten their day. Save yourself some foot work this week by calling before you set off on a journey, as the reason you travel may not be worth it. Someone who’s suddenly fallen silent may have a story to tell. Be a friend in need. Your lucky number is 19.

FEELING a bit like a fish out of water this week? Don’t worry.There are changes happening around you at the moment which have you a little out of sorts, but everything will settle back to normal soon. A little sacrifice goes a very long way to help save for that important event. Be careful not to overdo it on the gift, best to keep something for later on, you will need it. Someone offering a helping hand may not have a hidden agenda. Your lucky number is 39.

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Ballinrostig Vintage Club 4 Mile Road Race And Vintage Field Day

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IT’S that time of the year again when two major events are held in Ballinrostig Village.

The first event is the Ballinrostig 4 Mile Road Race this Saturday evening, July 23rd, at 7.30pm in conjunction with the East Cork Athletic Club and Ballycotton Running Promotions.

The route takes in The New Line, Glanturkin, Ballyvaloon, and finishes back in Ballinrostig Village. There will be music by Tony Kearney after the race. All runners and anybody interested in walking are welcome. So, why not come and enjoy the race and hang

On Sunday, July 24th, the 4th Annual Field Day - held, by kind permission, on the lands of John Pope - will take place between 1pm and 5pm. There is plenty for all the family including Vintage Tractors, Cars and Bikes, Old Time Threshing, Milk A Cow, Sheaf Throwing, Children’s Sports, Barrel Race, Dog Show, Art Competition, Vintage Model Displays, Children’s Treasure Hunt, Cross Cut Saw Challenge, Pets’ Corner, Dancing, Face Painting and Local Trade Stalls. Music in the field by Pat Daly and The Irish Echoes. The Field Day

will be officially opened by President of the Irish Vintage Society, John Madden.

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

East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped

Summer school celebrates 21st birthday year


TUESDAY, July 12th, saw the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Association's 21st year of its annual Summer School officially open at St. Colman's Community College in Midleton.

Just over two decades ago when the summer school first opened, it welcomed 18 children and 26 helpers. In 2011, almost 80 children and 104 helpers will attend - with 38 more helpers on a waiting list. The opening ceremony saw Conor Counihan and Summer School Mayor, David Scannell perform the official opening, with a little help from some of the children and helpers. Conor - whose son Ronan is one of the camp's helpers - told the assembled crowd, 'It's fantastic to be here today and see the great work that's going on,' before noting that his hair had changed quite a bit since the first time he visited the summer camp several years ago! 'These people are walking the walk, and not just talking the talk,' the Cork manager added, 'There are friends for life made here. Everyone talks about integration, but this is TRUE integration. Here's to the next 21 years.'

Aisling Kelly and Joanne Moore

Christine O'Brien cosies up to Margaret Trundle

Cllr. Betty Wall, Deputy Mayor of Midleton thanked everyone for attending, before highlighting the superb work done by Mary Davis, organiser of the Special Olympics, who she hoped everyone would support in her presidency attempt.

Chairperson of the ECP&FOTMH, Kathy Sloane was effusive in her praise for everyone involved with the summer camp - citing camp 'stalwarts' Anne and Grainne, as was David Scannell with an impromptu speech!

Apologies were accepted from David Stanton TD and Kathleen Lynch TD, while Margaret Trundle (who had regained the power of speech following a recent jaw-dropping €11,000 donation from Cascade Designs) noted all the great work done by people in the community for the camp, singling out Midleton Lions Club, Cllr. Sean Buckley (who swam the British Channel to raise funds) and Cascade Designs. She noted that most of the helpers and many of the children were not even born when the summer camp began 21 years ago, but paid tribute to 'original' attendees Ian, Darren, Kieran, Fiona and Rory amongst others.

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Christine and Fiona with Conor Counihan

Abi and Siobhán pose for a quick picture with Shane

'I can remember sitting with Willie Cunningham all those years ago,' Margaret Trundle told the assembled audience, ' we were literally flying by the seat of our pants that first summer.’ An official blessing of the summer school then took place, before Conor and David cut the tape and helpers and children all filed in for another year of the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped's Summer School. As Conor Counihan said: here's to the next 21 years...

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80 children, 104 helpers - 1 great summer ahead

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East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped


David Scannell and Conor Counihan do the honours

The Gigglers: Shane, Gretta and Niamh

Joanne, Edward and Caoimhe

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Landowner ‘cannot legally cut with John Whelan-Curtin protruding briars until September’

Don’t ANT-agonise them - they’re amazing

ONE of the results of the kind of summer we are experiencing, where the weather simply can’t seem to make up its mind, may be the continual and lengthy presence of flying ants. Ants take to the wing to mate and, in hot summers, many thousands of ants can take to the air almost simultaneously. During the kind of summer we’ve been experiencing this year it is more common for ants to swarms in dribs and drabs. The colonies of our Black Garden Ants are not the seasonal eruption that we can easily come to think of them as. Black Garden Ant colonies are not necessarily formed each year. For those who suffer from infestations in their houses and gardens it is clear that fresh colonies do form each year, but it is the longevity of these colonies that can truly amaze, as the queen of this species can live for up to 12 years.

For the poor folks out there that do battle with ant infestations and kill them in droves to seemingly no effect, there is an explanation. As you sweep away hundreds of bodies and reckon you must have got most of them this time take a second to consider that a colony can consist of up to 15,000 individuals. And while you marvel at the work you may have to put in to control that massive horde of invaders, think for a minute about the amount of work a single queen has had to put into producing that incredible multitude of offspring. Although almost negligible in weight as an individual, ant colonies can become so massive and successful that in many parts of the world their combined weight represents 15 to 25% of the total mass of animals in an area.

Hedged until September CURRENT legislation prevents a landowner from trimming briars that intrude from his property onto a footpath and which are causing danger to pedestrians, it emerged at Midleton Town Council’s July meeting.

Cllr. Pat Buckley had tabled a motion asking ‘that this council ask Cork County Council to clean and clear the debris from the footpath from the Railway Bridge to the base of Bilberry Hill on the Midleton to Tallow Road’. It transpired that the area in question referred more specifically to ‘the vicinity of Kathleen Doyle’s.’


Cllr. Buckley said the footpath was only 13” wide and scarcely accommodated an individual, let alone someone pushing a buggy, for example. People were being forced to step onto a busy road. Cllr. Niall O’Neil concurred, describing the situation as ‘lethal’ and ‘an accident waiting to happen.’ However, he disagreed with Cllr. Buckley’s perception of the path’s width, suggesting that the overgrowth had simply reduced it to that measurement. He said it was all down to ‘simple maintenance’ of briars and other foliage that had grown there.

Cllr. Noel Collins interceded that he had brought the matter to the council’s attention previously and was told the foliage was the landowner’s responsibility. Cllr. Ted Murphy then informed the meeting that the landowner, he was sure, would willingly cut the briars if requested to do so and had done so last September.

Unfortunately, he was legally forbidden to do so between March and September. Seems there are some cut-backs the government do not condone then.

While trying to actually comprehend the sheer enormity of the colony it is also humbling to think about what ants achieve. Laying chemical trails, ants create paths for each other to follow to the best food sources. They are not, however, simply a writhing tide of mindless hunger. Our very own Black Garden Ant is actually an expert in agriculture. In an amazing parallel of our own activities, these tiny little farmers actually keep livestock. To the gardener’s dismay, black ants don’t necessarily sweep over the aphid populations and devour them, but can actually protect and nurture them. The goal is fairly simple, by rearing the aphids the ants can then ‘herd’ them into their nest and ‘milk’ them, producing a sweet secretion called honeydew by stroking their underside.

Finally, many a gardener has plunged a digging fork into the earth only to pry open a colony and discover what seem to be weird albino ants. Fear not, if you should discover these strange white ants in a colony, they are not mutants or invasive species, but are simply newly hatched workers that turn black after about an hour. Ants may be the bane of your life during the summer, especially if they have taken up residence in the walls of your house, but in between laying cucumber slices at their tunnel entrances (they apparently hate cucumber) and spraying them with a mixture of water and washing up liquid (contact with this will make them very dead, very fast) take a little time to simply watch and marvel at the simple amazement their tiny society can provide.

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

WEIRD WORLD NEWS... AND IT’S ALL TRUE 'Worst interviews' include Heavily pregnant Marilyn Monroe handcuffing self to desk mum-to-be seeks statue unveiled in and singing all answers

advice over furniture Chicago polish craving and it’s 26ft tall

AS this year's failed Apprentice candidates head back into the real world, they may want to take note of some of the things not to do to bag your dream job. Recruitment firm Robert Half have produced a list of the most bizarre things managers have encountered in interviews, including one man who took his pet bird to the interview on his shoulder. Not taking a cockatoo into a job interview might seem like a very obvious tip, but one which apparently needs to be issued to some potential employees. Another candidate sent their sister in their place, while one particularly musical employee sang her answers to all the questions and another hopeful comedian replied with a knock-knock joke when asked if he had any questions.

While telling the truth is important in job interviews, prospective employees should perhaps be a little less honest than the candidate who complimented the company on its benefits package, as he was planning to take plenty of time off. Another candidate said he wanted the job because it offered a lot of holidays, the company's research discovered. Making the list of the most ill-advised interview outfits were the uniform of a former employer, a cat suit and pyjamas, complete with a comfy pair of slippers. Guess what? You’re NOT hired.

HEAVILY pregnant Emma Veness sought medical advice after taking a real shine to furniture polish. The unusual craving means the mother-of-one has developed an urge to eat it two or three times a day and she’s already polished off three cans. ‘I can’t explain why I like it. I think it has a lot do with the texture and how it feels in my mouth,’ said the 26-year-old.

A MARILYN Monroe statue has been unveiled in Chicago and visitors will hardly be able to miss it - as it's 26ft tall.

‘I normally spray a bit on my fingers and lick it off, or spray a bit on the duster and suck it.’

The huge sculpture in a square on Michigan Avenue features the late actress in her famous pose from The Seven Year Itch, standing above a subway grate with her skirt billowing up.

She said, ‘I’d be polishing the TV and turn my back to him to have a taste. When he found out he wasn’t happy.’

Perhaps, predictably, the most popular snap involved male fans gazing up the sex symbol's skirt at her lacy underwear.

Not surprisingly, her partner, bricklayer Gavin Wallis, 27, isn’t too keen on her dirty habit.

Otherwise Ms. Veness has a squeaky-clean lifestyle – she doesn’t smoke and rarely drinks. But her doctor confirmed that the teaching assistant, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, suffers from an eating disorder called Pica – an urge to eat things that aren’t food.

Ms Veness even developed a favourite, ‘I’ve tried all the brands but Asda Smart Price polish is the one that does it for me. Others are all too perfumed. Certain things make me crave it more, like simply talking about it or when adverts for polish come on the telly. I wish someone could help me stop. I don’t want to be eating it in my 50s.’

Austrian woman blames her Sat Nav for driving van straight into a lake

It proved an immediate hit with sightseers and local office workers, who gathered to have their photograph taken with Monroe.

Artist Seward Johnson's detailed statue is made from stainless steel and aluminium, and weights 34,000lbs.

It took a team of people to decorate the sculpture, with one worker given the job of going up in a cherry picker to spray-paint her knickers on. Anyone who wants to see the Monroe statue will need to book a trip to the Windy City fairly quickly, as it is only on show until Spring 2012.

A FEMALE van driver ended up submerged in Austria's Lake Grundlsee after misplacing her trust in her satellite navigation system. Petra Lang, 27, explained to rescuers that she had typed into her Sat Nav that she wanted to go to the lake - but the machine took her request a little too literally. According to emergency services personnel, Ms Lang was looking for a shortcut to reach her destination (which, to be fair to her, she did reach). However, after being briefly unsighted by undergrowth, she ended up going straight into the water.

Not enough has been made of what exactly she was doing when the van was being driven straight into the lake, of course...

'She insisted the Sat Nav system was to blame,' one rescuer explained. 'She said she typed in that she wanted to go to the lake - but got closer than she intended.'

Ms. Lang escaped safely enough before firefighters arrived to haul the stricken vehicle from the water, amid fears that it could pollute the bathing lake near the town of Bad Aussee in western Austria.

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Scouts’honour at Spike

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THE Midleton 23rd Scout Brigade paid a visit to Spike Island last weekend, to take a walk back in time with Michael Martin’s guided tour of the island. But the scouts were in for a little surprise, as the Pard Military Re-Enactment Group were also on the island and were more than happy to take time out from their historical re-enactment to pose for a picture with the scouts, who exchanged woggles for muskets on the day! (Photo: Margot Dwyer Mulcahy).

Midleton Town Council concerned over school traffic

MIDLETON Town Clerk Joe McCarthy is to seek information from Cork County Council as to what provision has been made in the Midleton-Carrigtwohill Traffic Management study regarding school safety. The official made the assurance at July’s town council meeting in response to a motion from Cllr.. Noel Collins. The Independent councillor had asked that the town council ‘enter into {[a] dialogue regard with An Garda Siochana, Bus Eireann, School Management and Parents Committees, with a

view to having a pick-up and drop off point at respective schools, due to the rapid increase in pupil ratio to all schools’. Cllr. Collins said Convent Road (Midleton) was the main drop off and collection point for 3,000+ students attending primary and post-primary schools on St. Mary’s Road. Congestion was bad enough now, he suggested, but it would become much worse in time as families were unable to meet the rising costs of school bus transport.

Amidst general support for the motion, Cllr. Ted Murphy recalled that the County Council ‘hadn’t the brain’ to purchase church and convent land in that area at a time when it was available and which would have helped alleviate the problem. ‘They’d let everyone suffer before they’d spend money,’ he asserted. While supporting the motion, Cllr. Margaret Trundle also felt that secondary school pupils were mature enough to walk from the multi-storey car park area to school. She also felt that €200 per year, translated to €4 per week, wasn’t particularly ex-



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Mr. McCarthy commented that the ultimate solution would see secondary education became sited at Water Rock, though this ‘may be some time away.’ Meanwhile, he explained, recommendations contained within the Traffic Management study would be presented individually for public consultation as they were processed. School traffic was of priority consideration and he believed it was about to be addressed. He would make inquiries and express the urgency of the situation. - Christy Parker

Iconic artist to exhibit at Castlemartyr Resort

THE Castlemartyr Resort is already home to one of Paul Christopher Flynn’s iconic paintings, ‘Atlantic’, and now guests will be able to view a range of paintings by this renowned artist, from July 22nd to 31st.

Paul says, ‘I intend my paintings to invoke, rather than explain the landscape. I seek to create a visual and emotional space, to encourage viewers to participate in the creative process, to explore and complete the paintings for themselves.’ Having spent 20 years abroad, Paul returned to his native Dublin and to painting in 2003. Since then his paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Paris and Beijing and now Castlemartyr can be added to that impressive list. Andrew Phelan, General Manager, Castlemartyr Resort states, ‘I am delighted that guests will have the opportunity to enjoy even more of Paul Christopher’s work during this summer exhibition at Castlemartyr Resort.’


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KGK Community Sports Hall Fun run for motorbikes, cars and tractors THE KGK Community Sports Hall committee are busy organising the Fun Run, which will be held on Sunday, July 31st, the proceeds of which will be going to Cystic Fibrosis. Registration for the Fun Run will be at 12 noon in the Sports Hall in Knockanore. The fee is €25. If you have a motor bike, car or tractor then please come along and support this worthy cause. Teas and sandwiches will be available during registration. We hope to have everyone on the road by 1.30pm.

On return, there will be more food available and entertainment as we unveil ‘The Pride of Place Plaque’ in recognition of the KGK Community Hall Committee’s achievement, as overall winner of category 3 of the 2010 Pride of Place Competition. This is an evening for the people of our community to enjoy, to say thank you for all your help. Come along at 5pm for approximately two hours of entertainment and food. If you would like more information then you can contact Mike on 086 2059157 or Kieran on 087 9821146. We would like to wish Rose Casey a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her up and about again.

Remember to book the hall or simply make an enquiry for birthday parties, meetings, classes, or anything else you may require the space for you can do so by calling 087 9675399 between 7pm and 9pm. The KGK Community Sports Hall is kindly sponsored by Tallow Area Credit Union.

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Kate Mulcahy, The Quay’s Bar is Youghal’s Queen of the Sea YOUGHAL confirmed its status and designation by Fáilte Ireland as a ‘centre of excellence in family fun’ with its second Family Fun Festival last weekend. A truly action packed festival programme of free family entertainment drew a crowd in excess of 8,000 visitors to the coastal resort over the course of the weekend.

Events kicked off in style on Friday evening, with a ‘Mardi Gras’ Parade setting the seaside town ablaze with colour. Highlights of the parade included the sight of the contestants in the ‘Queen of the Sea’ competition as they cruised through the town in a range of vintage cars, led out by the nationally-renowned Youghal Pipe Band. It was all about food, food, food on Saturday, however, with TV celebrity chef Rachel Allen on hand to open the outdoor Food Emporium. Over 40 food and craft producers served breakfast, brunch and lunch to the hungry festival goers, with media sponsor 96FM broadcasting live, only adding to the atmosphere!

Sal Tivy, Festival Chairperson, commented on the festival weekend saying, ‘This year’s festival can be summed up as ‘elegance with fun’ in my opinion. Thousands of people came to Youghal over the course of the weekend and we truly had something for everyone. There was a ‘buzz on the streets’ in Youghal again, something the town badly has been missing. Hopefully, local traders reaped the economic benefits of the influx of visitors to the town. We have now established one of the finest festivals in the country, which I have no doubt in the coming years, is set to rival the ‘Rose of Tralee,’ she concluded. Saturday night saw the crowning of Youghal’s very own ‘Queen of the Sea’ - this year, it was 19 year old Kate

Mulcahy - who represented The Quay’s Bar, Youghal. Kate was presented with a cheque for €500, along with a perpetual trophy. Kate of Prospect Hill, Youghal is currently studying Educational Psychology, has a keen interest in music and singing and also plays the piano and saxophone. The Queen of the Sea Competition was generously sponsored by Youghal Credit Union. Sponsorship cards were taken by each queen which raised badly needed funds for ISPCC’s Childline and the local RNLI. Sunday was ‘Funday’ in Greenpark with the first dog show in Youghal in over 20 years attracting plenty of happy hounds to the park. Shrieks of laughter could be heard all over as couples battled each other and the obstacle course to claim the title in the ‘Wife Carrying Competition’.

A new and exciting addition to this year’s event was the ‘Myrtle Groove’ gig rig, with live performances from quality bands and musicians all weekend long. The internationally renowned ‘Kila’ took to the stage and received a rapturous welcome from the crowds on Saturday evening.

At the closing ceremony, Sal Tivy paid tribute to the hard-working committee who worked behind the scenes to make the event possible. ‘They were a small, but magnificently hard-working team. I would personally like to express my thanks and say it was these people who made it such a successful event for Youghal. I would like to say it was my privilege to have worked with them.’ The Festival Committee wishes to thank the townspeople of Youghal and all its sponsors for their support of this event.

The 2011 Queen Of The Sea, Kate Mulcahy, with Richenda Kelly, The Quay’s Bar, Youghal and Kate’s sponsor

Barty Murphy, Youghal, spinning the discs

Cllr. Eoin Coyne, Mayor of Youghal, with Rachel Allen

Gerald Esposito from Capri Bay Restaurant cooking up a storm

The James Joyce Statue from the Wobbly Circus, Ardmore, with Cliff Winser, Youghal Town Cryer (Photos: John Hennessy)

Richie Cranley and Micky Hyland form the band Unmarked live on stage

Parents and children race in full flight

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Making a splash with Youghal’s Queen of the Sea

Youghal GAA’s Girls under 10 at a football blitz during the Queen Of The Sea Family Fun Festival in Youghal

Kate Mulcahy, winner of the Queen of the sea competition, drums up some support!

Michaela Bailey during the Mardi Gras Parade

Fans of De Burca enjoying their performance

Kym Corridan, Riverstick, giving Amy McCarthy, Youghal, a (fake) tattoo

Linda O’Loughlin with Mike Farrell

The wife/girlfriend carrying competition in action

Charlotte and Padraig Sheehan, Youghal

Erin Maloney and Rachel Phillips, both from Youghal, taking part in the Crab Catching competition

Brooke and Taylor Keohane, both from Carrigtwohill, with their sand castle

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THE CLOYNE REPORT Statement by the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Dermot Clifford, D.D. Apostolic Administrator, Diocese of Cloyne I ACCEPT the findings of the Commission of Investigation into the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse against a number of clerics in the Diocese of Cloyne. I wish to thank the members of the Commission on the completion of their very thorough investigation.

This is the first time that the survivors of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne have had an opportunity to have their stories heard publicly.

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cloyne, Most Rev. Dr. Dermot Clifford, pictured at the media conference in connection with the publication of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Diocese of Cloyne. (Photos: Daragh McSweeney, Provision)

It is important to emphasise that it was not the function of the Commission to establish whether or not child sexual abuse actually took place but rather to record the manner in which complaints were dealt with by Church and State authorities. - From The Cloyne Report

Present status of clerics mentioned in the Cloyne Report

THE report as published, refers to allegations, concerns or suspicions concerning 19 different clerics which were brought to the attention of the diocese between 1996 and 2009.

The terms of reference of the Commission was extended to all complaints received by Church or civil authorities since 1996. The complaints received in that time frame referred to cases from the 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s 1990s and 2000s.

Of the 19 clerics mentioned in the report, 2 are not priests of Cloyne diocese – 1 is a member of a religious order and 1 retired from Brisbane diocese – and 1 is unidentifiable.

Of the complaints received against the remaining 16 clerics of the diocese, in 11 cases the complaints/concerns received met the criteria for credible allegations of sexual abuse. One of these priests was subsequently prosecuted and convicted of an offence in this regard.

In relation to the 11 priests whose cases met the criteria for credible allegations of sexual abuse: - 7 are now deceased - 1 has left the priesthood - 3 are out of ministry

In relation to the other 5 cases: - 3 cases contained no allegation of sexual abuse or of any offence being committed. - 2 priests of the diocese, one of whom is now deceased, were complained by the same individual. The report notes that the Gardaí could not find sufficient corroborating evidence for a prosecution and that the civil cases were later discontinued by the complainant.

During the period over which the events complained of in the report occurred some 415 priests served in the diocese of Cloyne.

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I humbly apologise on my own behalf as Administrator of the Diocese, and on behalf of its clergy, to all who suffered and their families. I am appalled by the depth of damage and suffering caused by a minority of clergy in the Diocese, as outlined in this Report. Great pain was also caused to the families of those abused, whose strong relationship with the Catholic Church was, in a number of cases, damaged or destroyed.

The Report finds that the Diocese of Cloyne did not implement the procedures set out in the Church protocols for dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse in the period concerned. It appalls me that, up to 2008, 13 years after these procedures were put in place, they were still not being implemented in the Diocese of Cloyne. This means that the Church authorities in Cloyne failed some of those who were abused by not adhering to their commitments when dealing with complaints. I note that in their statements issued today both the now retired Bishop John Magee and Mgr Denis O’Callaghan have accepted full responsibility and apologised for their failures in

the implementation of the Church procedures, as outlined in the Report. Since my appointment as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Cloyne in March 2009, it has been part of my role to ensure that proper procedures are being followed in each and every complaint of child sexual abuse.

Building on many of the genuine improvements put in place prior to my appointment as Administrator, a large number of positive actions have taken place in the Diocese over the past three years. Structures have been put in place to reach out to every corner of every parish in the Diocese of Cloyne so that people will have full and adequate information on the safeguarding of children and on what actions to take if suspicions arise in relation to child sexual abuse by clergy or Church personnel. I would like to mention just a few of the actions taken in the Diocese:

· Bill Meagher, a former child care manager with the HSE, has been appointed Diocesan Designated Officer/Delegate for Safeguarding of Children · The Diocese manages complaints, suspicions and concerns in accordance with the guidelines issued by the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church · There is full co-operation and information sharing with An Garda Síochána and the HSE · All priests in active ministry have been trained in safeguarding of children · Special notice boards providing advice on the safeguarding of children and the means of ob-

taining further information and assistance have been erected in every parish · Garda vetting applications have been processed for all priests of the Diocese who are in active ministry, as well as many lay persons involved in other Diocesan activities

I have circulated a comprehensive list of the safeguarding reforms implemented for your information. I believe it gives a good indication of the real improvements that have been put in place to ensure that children and vulnerable adults in Cloyne are safeguarded now and in the future.

Our child safeguarding team has been working with the assistance of the National Board on many of these improvements. Indeed it was through the National Board’s intervention that the failures in the implementation of Church procedures in Cloyne first came to light. I wish to take this opportunity of apologising to the National Board for the fact that it was provided with incomplete information when conducting its Review.

It is a very sad day for all the priests and people in the Diocese of Cloyne. We sincerely hope that our responses to complaints and the ongoing efforts in safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in the Diocese will go some of the way to atone for the grave failures of the past. Such failures must never be permitted to happen again. I join with the Commission in expressing the hope that the publication of this Report can in some way assuage the hurt and anger that those abused and their families have experienced. Thank you.

In evidence to the Commission, Bishop Magee said that he was fully committed to the implementation of the Framework Document and was shocked to discover in 2008 that it was not being implemented. The Commission considers that this response is totally inadequate. It became clear during the course of this investigation that Bishop Magee had, to a certain extent, detached himself from the day to day management of child sexual abuse cases. Bishop Magee was the head of the Diocese and cannot avoid his responsibility by blaming subordinates whom he wholly failed to supervise. While Bishop Magee must take ultimate responsibility, in practice the implementation of the Framework Document was stymied by Monsignor O’Callaghan. His limited and incomplete compliance with it is described in this report. - From The Cloyne Report

Bishop Magee

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THE CLOYNE REPORT HSE sets up dedicated helpdesk for people who suffered clerical child sexual abuse

IN response to the publication of the Commission of Investigation into the Diocese of Cloyne report, the HSE is offering help and support to people who have been affected by clerical child sexual abuse. The HSE Cloyne Diocese Helpdesk can be contacted confidentially on Freephone 1800 742800 from 8am to 12 midnight daily.

The HSE acknowledges that the publication of the Cloyne Diocese report may prompt other adult survivors of childhood abuse to come forward, perhaps for the first time. Helpdesk Advisors are available to support all those who make contact with the Helpdesk, to listen to them and help them to decide on the best service for their current needs. Services available include:

* The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS): available to adults who have experienced abuse as a child. Counselling and psychotherapy is available at 60 locations throughout Ireland and can be accessed by calling Freephone 1800 235 234 for an appointment at a suitable location. This is an automated service available 24/7 which will connect the caller to their local HSE National Counselling Service Centre. Local services operate between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

* Harbour Counselling Service: (part of the HSE NCS, based in Cork and Kerry) is dedicated to providing a counselling and psychotherapy service to adults who, as children, experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect. The abuse or neglect could have occurred in a family, community or institutional setting. Contact can be made directly by calling Freefone 1800 234 116 between 9am and 5pm or through any healthcare professional. Appointments can be arranged at locations in Cork and Kerry. * Towards Healing: provides telephone counselling, as well as face to face counselling and psychotherapy anywhere in Ireland. This is a referral service for people who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused by Catholic priests or religious. This Helpline is staffed by experienced telephone counsellors and is available on Monday and Wednesday from 11.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. and Friday from 11am to 4pm. Towards Healing will extend their opening hours following publication of the Cloyne Diocese Report from 8am to 1am for seven days at Freephone 1800 303 416 or 01 800 0963315 (U.K.) See * Cork Sexual Violence Centre (formerly Cork Rape Crisis Centre): provides a counselling service to victims of rape and abuse. Freefone 1800 496 496. The Freefone number is available

from 9am to 5pm daily. * The National 24 hour Helpline for Victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse is available 24 hours, 7 days per week on Freephone 1800 778 888. Telephone and face to face counselling services are available.

* Connect provides out of hours (evening and weekends) telephone counselling for adults who have experienced childhood abuse. It is open from 6pm to 2am, Wednesday to Sunday on Freephone 1800 477 477 in ROI; 00800 235 235 55 from Northern Ireland and UK.

* One in Four provides counselling and psychotherapy as well as advocacy services for people who have experienced clerical sexual abuse. Tel: 01 662 4070 from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. One in Four also provides counselling for perpetrators of abuse.

* The Samaritans Helpline is available 24 hours a day everyday on 1850 60 90 90. Noreen Harrington, Director of Adult Counselling with the HSE said, ‘It is important that adults who have experienced childhood abuse are made aware of the confidential counselling and advocacy services available to them. The HSE is working in collaboration with a number of agencies to ensure that people who make contact with the Cloyne Diocese Helpdesk have access to a service appropriate to their needs.’

Cloyne Report highlights disgraceful litany of concealment and evasion - McLellan

SINN Féin’s TD for East Cork, Sandra McLellan, says the Cloyne Report highlights a disgraceful litany of concealment and evasion by the Catholic Church. Commenting on the publication of the Cloyne Report, Deputy McLellan said, ‘The Cloyne Report provides a window into a very dark and shameful episode in our recent past.

‘It is a shocking indictment, above all, of the Catholic Church, which ignored its own guidelines and procedures designed to protect children from child abuse. What is especially

Cloyne proves stronger laws needed to protect children - Barnardos THE mishandling of child abuse allegations in the Diocese of Cloyne highlights, yet again, the need for a consistent, enforceable child protection system in Ireland, according to children’s charity Barnardos. In repsonse to the publication of the Cloyne report, they have called on the Government to expedite legislation to place child protection guidelines on a statutory footing. Commending Justice Yvonne Murphy and the investigation team on the report, Barnardos’ Director of Advocacy, Norah Gibbons said, ‘The report proves

yet again that institutions protect themselves. Children’s voices have no place in that process. Over the past two years we have had numerous reports highlighting what has gone wrong with the child protection system. What we need to know now is what is being done to put it to rights. There is only one place to go from here. The law of the land has to be clarified on this issue and everyone held accountable to it.’ Barnardos welcomed the report’s recommendation that the State legislate on the sharing of soft

information, with Ms. Gibbons stating, ‘Barnardos has been calling for soft information legislation for many years; there can be no further delay in progressing this crucial protection measure for children at risk from those who would seek to harm them.’ ‘The Cloyne report rightly recognises that the primary responsibility for the protection of children rests with the State, while also highlighting the tougher legislation necessary to ensure that agencies of the State have the power to fully investigate child abuse, wherever it oc-

curs. In addition to the welcome legislation announced by Minister Alan Shatter, we need clear laws, regulations and to put Children First on a statutory basis. Only when these have been cemented in Irish law will we be assured that there is no hiding place for institutions, or individuals who fail to properly implement and abide by the laws of the State in relation to child protection.’ She concluded, ‘Now is the time to get to work on getting the systems right in child welfare and protection.’

shocking is that this report brings the clerical sexual abuse scandal right up to 2009.

‘Instead of a policy of child protection, the Church implemented a policy of deliberate cover-up, concealment and evasion.

‘Their obvious priority was the protection of the institution of the church, while the lives of children were being destroyed. ‘I extend my deepest sympathy to the victims of these despicable acts. The publication of this report is undoubtedly a painful reminder for them.

‘The Government must ensure that the lessons of this Report are learned.’

Welcoming the Government’s commitment to act on the recommendations of the Report, Deputy McLellan said, ‘I welcome the strong response of the Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald and the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter to this Report. ‘The commitment to place the Children First guidelines on a statutory basis and to legislate on the issue of soft information is very welcome.’

Of the 163 clerics listed in the Diocese of Cloyne Diocesan Directory for 1996, there have been allegations made or concerns expressed about 12 (7.6%). The Commission is aware of some 40 people who may have been affected by clerical child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne. All but two complaints came from people who were adults at the time the complaint was made; these complaints are usually called ‘historical complaints’. - Both from The Cloyne Report

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

Feile an tSamhraidh raises the roof in Midleton

FÉILE an tSamhraidh returned this year as a three day celebration of music, and the organisers were delighted with the tremendous support received. The Féile opened with the Schools Competitions in Midleton GAA Hall. The organisers were delighted to welcome choirs, bands and groups, not only from Midleton and its surrounding area, but also from other parts of Cork City and county and from as far afield as Kerry and Wicklow. These competitions were adjudicated by Mr. Kevin O’Carroll, who gave tremendous encouragement to all of the participants.

On Friday afternoon, the Féile moved to St. Colman's Community College where competitions continued in three performance rooms and continued here for Saturday and Sunday. Over the weekend, competitions took place for Voice, Piano, Strings, and Woodwind. The adjudicators were very complimentary of the standards of the performances across all classes from the youngest competitor who was only 5 to the oldest who was well over 50. This year there were a significant number of entries in the Strings classes and the organisers were delighted to have them at the Féile and the library in St. Colman’s provided a wonderful ambiance for these competitions. Other Winner of Cork County Council Arts Award Sinead O’Halloran particularly exceptional competitions included Verse Speaking with with Adjudicator My Anthony Byrne Piano for 13-18 year olds which was won by Laura O’Kennedy and Ciaran Daly; the Under 15 Piano Repertoire, won by Grainne Ní Luasa, and the Under 18 Piano Repertoire which was won by Jordan Bagot.

Runner Up in the Cork County Council Arts Award, Cliona Ni Choileain with adjudicator, Mr. Anthony Byrne

As part of their support for the development of Arts and Culture in Cork, Cork County Council again sponsored the Arts Award. This competition was judged by Mr Anthony Bryne of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. The standard this year was exceptional but there could only be one winner and this year the award went to Cellist, Sinead O’Halloran. The bursary will be used by Sinead to further her musical education. Midleton Town Council bursaries were awarded to the Best Overall Youth Choir (St. Mary's, Macroom) and Best Adult Choir (Cahirmee Singers, Buttevant). The Aine NicGhabhann Bursary for further tuition was awarded to Stephanie Nolan in the Adult Vocal Repertoire Competition.

Competitors in the U8 Piano Competition

Mairead Buicke, Soprano with the English National Opera, flew in Participants in the Under 9 Piano Competition from London to attend the Féile. Mairead is a former winner at the Féile and her presence was a great encouragement for the young musicians and singers. Mairead had the opportunity to hook up with her former teacher Aine NicGhabhann who had a number of winning students participating. Next year's Féile will take place from May 11th - 13th, and if you are interested in being involved in supporting the Féile in any way, please contact Mary Corbett at 087 6307745.

Grainne Ní Luasa, winner of the U15 Piano Repertoire being presented with her trophy by adjudicator, Mr. Anthony Byrne

Mr George Hutchinson from Co Kildare who won the Adult Solo Songs from Musicals pictured here with Betty Moloney

Participants in the Solo Singing competition - all aged under 11

Participants in the Under 10 Piano Competition

Laura O’Kennedy and Ciaran Daly, winners of the Verse Speaking with Piano, Age 13-18

Stephanie Nolan, Winner, Adult Oratorio

Selena McCarthy, Gold Medal winner, U10 Strings

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


Waterford Way

With Declan Barron

Capture Ardmore Pattern Festival on camera

‘A GOOD photograph stops a moment from running away’ and during the Ardmore Pattern Festival you will have lots of moments to capture and we will be encouraging you to develop your photographic talents as a myriad of events unfold.

Rules as follows: * Only colour photographs in a landscape format are acceptable. * Entries can only be accepted attached to an email and a maximum of 10 photographs per person is allowed. * Each photograph entered must be a minimum file size of 1.8MB and no greater than 5MB. * Only amateur photographers may enter.

Orla Flynn, Acting Head CIT Crawford College of Art & Design who performed the opening honours said, ‘It is a pleasure to open this exhibition in Joan Clancy Gallery. I have known Sinéad during her years in Crawford and she has always been an outstanding student, gaining a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art 2009 and the CIT and OPW Purchase Prize Awards. She completed her H.Dip with First Class Honours in 2010, garnering the Marshall Hutson Award for Best Art Education Student, achieving the highest results, and Student of the Year.

Car Boot Sale

ON Sunday also, at Ardmore GAA Pitch, the local GAA club will hold a car boot sale with a €20 entry fee for a pitch, so if you have any goods that you want to dispose off then why not set up a stall and support your local club in the process.

No one injured in fire at Perks, Ardmore

UNITS of Ardmore and Youghal Fire Brigade were called to a fire at Perks in Ardmore on Friday night. The house, which was vacant at the time was burned to the ground, although surrounding property was unaffected thanks to the quick arrival of the Fire Brigade. The fire may have been started maliciously with the local Gardai investigating the matter. Thankfully, no one was injured, but the fire was very close to the Mari Mini Pharmacy and also to other residential property, so it could have been far worse had it not been spotted so quickly.

THE biggest show in West Waterford will be held at Ballygagin, just outside Dungarvan, on July 28th. Entries for all events are up this year, so there should be a huge crowd for this year’s event with plenty of competitions, stalls and games for both young and old at this year’s Dungarvan Show. * All entries should give the title of the photo, plus the name, address and daytime contact phone number of the photographer, along with the date the photo was taken. * Ensure the photo itself is titled using the photographer’s name. * Entries to be e-mailed to before midnight on Friday, July 29th, 2011.

Please Note - Photographs submitted as entries may be selected by Ardmore Pattern Festival in its promotional material and, by entering this competition, the owners of those selected photographs agree to this.

Taking ‘A Different View’ at the Joan Clancy Gallery A DIFFERENT View, a strong and colourful exhibition in Sinead Hehir’s uniquely distinctive style ‘whose work is inspired by the rural landscape of her Dungarvan homeland’ according to The Irish Times recently opened at the Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, Ring.

THE Sunday Morning Farmers’ Market near Ardmore Beach car park got off to a great start and, with the Pattern Festival in full flow, it should be packed to capacity this coming Sunday.

Dungarvan Show on July 28th

Shoot the scenes that take your fancy at the Ardmore Pattern Festival and you could be the lucky photographer to have your photograph used on our Facebook, website, and also have your photograph printed in the newspapers! We want you to develop your photographic talents and enter a photograph which best reflects some aspect of the Ardmore Pattern Festival 2011. Your image could capture event scenes, landscapes, landmarks, the sea, performers and beyond but must reflect the atmosphere of the festival.

A panel of judges nominated by the APF Committee will select the winner, with five runners-up, and their decision is final. We invite you to share something that caught your eye, made you gasp in awe or simply gave you a giggle during the Ardmore Pattern Festival!

Farmers’ Market off to a good start

‘I want to commend Joan Clancy and her daughters for their commitment, because in a time where so many private galleries have had to close their doors, the Joan Clancy Gallery is playing a very important role in providing a venue for young artists such as Sinéad.’

AUDITIONS will be held in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan on July 26th for aspiring young talent between the ages of 8 and 12 for young people’s show Elev8 which is touring the country. If you think that you might fit the bill as an individual or, indeed a group, them why not register to take part? To check out the rules, times etc. please log onto


ST. DECLAN’S Hall Committee will be holding Bingo each Wednesday night at 8.30pm, during the summer months in the Community Hall, Ardmore. All welcome, as they’re looking for a full house!

All set for Ardmore Pattern Festival

ARDMORE is gearing up for its 5th Pattern Festival, with a full programme of events from Friday until Sunday. Almost all of the events are free of charge and there is certainly something for everyone to do with day long programme of activities. The best way to check out what’s on offer is, of course, to visit the village, but if you want to select what to attend in advance then why not log onto the festival website at

Sinéad Hehir’s work already forms part of important private and civic collections, and her talent is synonymous with the high quality for which Joan Clancy Gallery is renowned. The Joan Clancy Gallery is located in An Rinn near Coláiste na Rinne (Ring College) in the scenic Co. Waterford Gaeltacht, 10k from Dungarvan, 15k from Ardmore. Sinéad’s exhibition runs until Friday, July 29th from 11am to 5pm daily.

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Clubs with news or sporting events Get in touch! Proud mum Bridget Hehir and her daughter Sinéad, at the opening of Sinéad’s solo exhibition ‘A Different View’

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

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

Bum’s the word! Féile Pátrúin na hAirde Móire

18TH - 24TH JULY LAST weekend, those driving through the city centre may have seen more than they had bargained for, literally - when the World Naked Bike Ride came to Cork. Timed to coincide with the

start of Cork Cycling Festival. One day a year, since 2002, the WNBR takes place, and is defined as a celebration of the human body, whatever shape or size; a symbol of how vulnerable

cyclists are on the road against uncaring drivers and a protest against dependence on oil amongst other things. Professional artists paint many of the bike riders, as can be seen

and everyone takes part free of charge. For more information, visit WNBR Cork for details on Facebook. (Photo: Provision)

A weekend of fun-packed entertainment and activities for all the family

Doom & gloom banished at Midleton Chamber event

A MORE optimistic outlook with regard to your costs, staff and personal approach were among the key messages delivered by Greg Canty of Fuzion Communications to a meeting of Midleton & Area Chamber on Thursday, July 14th.

Greg delivered a new presentation about his idea of viewing as many of your costs as possible as ‘positive costs’ with a view towards delighting your customers & providing excellent customer service while investing in your business through spend you will have to make in any case. Commenting, Chamber President Killian O’Sullivan said, ‘We were delighted that Greg agreed to address us and share his very positive approach to business.

Kieran Moore, Imokilly Webs, Aoibhin McGee, Frank Houlihan, Frank Houlihan & Associates, Greg Canty, Fuzion PR, Claire O’Brien, O’Brien’s Furniture and Killian O’Sullivan, President, Midleton & Area Chamber

‘Too many commentators are still stuck in a ‘doom & gloom’ mindset and Greg shared his thoughts with us which I hope will have given people an alternative perspective and given them some new ideas to try in their businesses.’

The event was sponsored by Market Green Developments and Tom Kelly, Market Green Developments, Jim Ronayne, Chairman, Midleton SUBWAY Midle- Chamber, guest speaker Greg Canty of Fuzion PR and Frank Houlihan of Frank Houlihan & Associates. (This photo: Diane Cusack) ton.

Guest speaker Greg Canty of Fuzion PR and Killian O’Sullivan, President, Midleton Chamber, pictured at the Midleton & Area Chamber event, ‘Positive Costs - Get Your Spend Working For You’, held at Market Green. (This photo: Diane Cusack)

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Mogeely Vintage Festival looks back to the past

MOGEELY Vintage Club hosted their 12th Annual Vintage Festival on Sunday, July 17th. Sunshine and brief showers greeted the large crowd that attended the festival, though thankfully it remained dry and with everyone in good humour, there was plenty of fun for everyone. This year’s festival took place in the Mogeely Community grounds and commenced with the parade of a steam engine lead by a piper through the village of Mogeely to the vintage field at 2pm, and was followed by the event’s official opening by “The Bachelors in Trouble” from Waterford. The Old Time Threshing took pride of place, and

live music throughout the day was provided by the ever popular Pa Daly.

Set Dancing and a Dog Show were just some of many of the fun and games that were on offer, mixed with the tractors, vintage cars and machinery on display. Of course the stall holders had plenty of goods for sale as well, and with the large crowd, there was certainly something for everyone, as people travelled from all different parts to support the Mogeely Vintage Festival. ABOVE: Eddie and Colm Ryan with Tony Rosie Russell O’Donovan with “Gucci” Doyle who took part in the dog show

Sally and Sarah Kirby with friend, Ciara Roynane

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Eoin Martin and Alex Costigan enjoy their ice pops

Mary Duggan with her dog “Solo”

Jayne and Shauna Murphy

Ed Healy and Jim Gabriel from the Blarney Vintage club check out a 1920 Model T Ford Car

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Threshing never gets old for Mogeely Vintage

Visitors, Neil Galvin, Burty Howe, Des Jackman, Michael O’Callaghan and Matt woods from Buttevant and Mallow

Pat Cahill and Sean Cronin with one of the engines on display

Pat Hallahan, Michael Buckley, Eric Murphy and Tadgh Crotty check out the machinery

Christy O’Brien from Youghal with Maurice Hayes from Ladysbridge

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Young Daniel Philpott with Ciaran Ahearn

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The Griffin family with Jason Buckley from Youghal Vintage Club

The Hickey family enjoy the day

The Walsh family enjoy the day out

Maurice Smiddy, Tim Griffin and Trevor Mason

Darren Long with his Yellow Mini

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Midleton AC’s Cleeva strikes gold!

THE U12-19 Athletic All Ireland competitions were held on the weekend of July 9th and 10th at the Tullamore Harriers Stadium. Cleeva Motherway, proudly representing her club Midleton AC, competed in the U13 Javelin and Shot Putt competitions.

Following her gold medal achievements in the Counties and at provincial level for the Javelin, Cleeva went to the All-Ireland to face some very stiff competition and lined out with the other girls, most of them towering over her. Cleeva’s first throw was 24.95m, which put her in first place from the start of the competition. Cleeva never lost momentum and, in the second half of the competition, on her 5th throw, Cleeva threw her Personal Best of 25.28m. It

was certainly her golden moment as it ensured her a gold medal!

This was no mean feat for Cleeva as she trained extremely hard and gave it her all, along with pure determination. Cleeva is no stranger to the All Irelands as she has already won gold and sliver medals in the Ball Throw and a gold medal in the Shot Putt. Cleeva threw fine throws in the Shot Putt but, on the day, the competition was extremely high and she came in 6th place.

Congratulations & well done, Cleeva! You went for gold - and you got it!


Imokilly Motorclub Grass Surface Autocross at Ballymacoda BALLYMACODA will be a hive of activity on Sunday next, July 24th, when the Imokilly Motor Club will hold a grass surface autocross. The venue for the event will be in a field next to the village. As the event will be Round 4 of the National Autocross Championship and Round 2 of the Munster Championship, a real quality entry is envisaged across all the classes with both the specials and the saloon cars fighting it out for supremacy over the course of the day. Entries are coming in at a steady pace and all the championship regulars should be there as well as local Midleton man John Dolphin in his special. In the rally car section, Emmet Cronin in his Escort will be one to watch as will Owen Murphy the winner of the first two rounds of the National Forestry Championship, he takes the Twin Cam out for a spin and should be one of the hard chargers.

The format for the day’s action is as follows: Scrutiny at 10am followed by the practice lap at 11.30am, and the first of the day’s timed runs set to commence at 12.30pm.

Let’s hope that by Sunday we will have a capacity entry and entertain all those who will come along to enjoy the action and be treated to some wonderful driving skills. Remember, Motorsport events like these take a lot of planning and preparation so that is why we are always looking for some new members to come along and join the club. You can catch up with all that is happening with us in the club by logging on to our website or follow us on Facebook. Until then hope to see you all in Ballymacoda next Sunday, July 24th. Let’s kick up some dirt. Event is sign posted from Castlemartyr.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region


Wayne Kingston was defeated in the County Junior B Final. Carmel Ryan was defeated in the All-Ireland Senior Final in Dunmanway.


Sunday, July 24th in Ballincurrig John Cronin Cup at 11.30am: Padraig Scanlon vs. Dave Dennis.


A meeting of the region will be held in O’Meara’s Bar, Ballinacurra, on Wednesday, July 27th at 9pm.

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ON YOUR BIKES The Aghada / Whitegate First Responders pedal for cash!

Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Donal Cashman, Shirley Garde, Kevin Butler and John Paul Garde

Darren Clarke back on top with British Open Victory

Mayo over Roscommon, the four winners are now known, with Dublin and Kerry also in the winners’ circle. Cork will face Down; Limerick are up against Wexford; Kildare face Derry, and either Armagh or Tyrone will face Roscommon in Round 4 of the qualifiers. Last season, all four winners from round 4 won their quarter-final games against the provincial winners, and this year it looks as if there could be one or too upsets as well, although the final draw will only be held this coming weekend.

Red and Blue sides comes to town

Last Saturday night, Cork City had the ‘Blues from Birmingham City’ as visitors to Turner’s Cross. The visitors scored the only goal of the game to claim victory. Tonight, Wednesday, the Liverpool Reserves will be hosted by Waterford United at the RSC in Waterford. Fran Fitzpatrick and Collette McGetterick

Ann McCarthy and Tash O’Leary

THE AGHADA /Whitegate First Responders held their Annual Charity Cycle on Saturday, April 9th commencing at Whitegate and continuing for 44 miles on a route that took the cyclists through Cloyne, Garryvoe and Ballymacoda, before returning along the N25 and back to where it all began.

Cork football star, Pierce O’Neill was on hand to get the cyclists underway, while the Garda Siochana, Red Cross and Irish Coast Guard ensured that all of the cyclists enjoyed a safe passage on their journey, which was made even more enjoyable by the pleasant weather conditions. All in all a great day’s work for a very good cause.

A thank you from Anthony Spillane

I, Anthony Spillane am standing down as fundraiser for the Whitegate, Aghada, Saleen First Responders, and am holding my last charity event, which is a Pitch and Putt Day at Corkbeg on Saturday, August 6th. The event is starting at 4pm and will cost €10 per team. There will be a prize for the youngest player, hole in one, and male and female team. A BBQ will be held in the Schooner Bar, Whitegate afterwards.

Mark O’Brien and Damien McDonnell

Event organiser, Anthony Spillane

I am hoping to go out on a high, and as it is my last fundraising day I would love to thank everyone who supported us over the last seven years – TK’s Diner, Roche’s Point Farm, the Red Cross, and all local businesses, but most of all The Schooner Bar, for putting up with me! We held a Charity Cycle in April, which raised €2,200. I would like to thank everyone who took part in making this a great day.

I hope that we get a good turn out on Saturday, August 6th, in Corkbeg Pitch and Putt Club and also in the Schooner Bar afterwards for what promises to be a great night.

I would like to thank the East Cork Journal for all they have done for me over the past years and thank you very much to Nicola Brady. The best of luck to all First Responders for the future and I will be around if you need me. We are hoping to raise in the region of €4,000 for First Aid Training and Oxygen Training. Thanking you all Anthony Spillane.

IT WAS great to see Darren Clarke get home in front to claim the British Open at ‘Sandwich’ on Sunday afternoon. Clarke is one of the nice guys in golf and, along with Rory McElroy, Padraig Harrington and Graham McDowell, has kept Irish golf to the forefront in sport. The win is another great boost for the Irish Open in Killarney as the eyes of the world will now be on the Irish golfers on their home patch.

Galway Races set for bumper crowds

The seven-day Galway Race Festival kicks off on Monday with huge crowds expected to attend this event. The big races are on Wednesday and Thursday with the Galway Plate and Galway Hurdle down for decision and these should attract huge viewing audiences, as well as large numbers at the races themselves. This festival is worth millions to the West of Ireland and plenty of racegoers from down south will make the trip up for the week.

U21 win bodes well for the future of Cork Big prize up hurling for grabs in Imokilly / Avondhu Junior League

A badly-needed boost would be one way of describing last Friday night’s win for the Cork U21 hurlers over Tipperary. It is early days yet, however, and while there were some terrific displays, the result only gets Cork into the Munster Final. It is too early yet to get carried away, as both Limerick and Clare will be difficult opponents. In the greater scheme of things, Limerick won three U21 All Ireland titles, yet still failed to win anything at senior level, so underage success does not necessarily guarantee success at senior level. For now, however, the U21 win has given Cork hurling a badly needed boost.

Provincial Football winners now known

Following the victories of Donegal over Derry and

The Imokilly /Avondhu Junior Hurling League has now reached the knockout stages with the semi-finalists now known. Sarsfields will face Charleville in the first semi-final at Carraig na bhFearr, while Newtownshandrum will meet Midleton at Ballyhooley in the second semi-final. Both semi-finals will take place on Monday, July 25that 7.30pm. The final is fixed for July 30th in Fermoy, where Cavanagh Motors will present a car to the winning team. This super prize is well worth winning, and I am sure all four remaining sides will give it their best shot to come out on top. The organising committee has done tremendous work in bringing this league into being and it does look as it will go from strength to strength - especially with all clubs from both divisions giving it their full support.

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Activities / participations over the last week

The competitive scene was quiet this week, with few events on in lieu of the Tour De France. The Tri side were quiet, as the event in Baltimore had its swim cancelled for safety reasons, with an extra run being introduced making it a Duathlon. The only competitor for the weekend was Marc Sanquest, who took part in a triathlon event in Clonea. The normal club spin took place on Sunday which covered 75km.

Club gear

Youghal cycling club

Club gear is now available from Garry McGuinness at 085 754 2367. Anyone who ordered gear in this second order is now asked

The Vee Challenge – August 7th

IT’S almost that time of year again when Youghal Cycling Club hold their annual Sportif Cycle. The Vee Challenge will again take place this year on August 7th and will again be held in conjunction with the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (Youghal Branch) with the support of club man Seamus Kelly who is also a member of the IGDB. The IGDB receive over 85% of their income through voluntary donations and fundraising through a network of volunteers across the country. The remaining 15% is provided through statutory bodied and government agencies. It will cost just over €4 million to run the organisation this year. This year the club has gladly secured Cognex Corporation as our main sportif sponsor. This will greatly improve the experience for all the participating cyclists with better road signage, food stops and a souvenir t-shirt for all the riders participating in the 130km & 90km routes. Additionally in 2011, we will be holding a family / kids 10km cycle on Saturday, August 6th.

Sign up for the main event can be done through the club website if you wish to guarantee your souvenir t-shirt. Sign on will also take place at the event headquarters from 9am on the morning of the event, but this will not guarantee your souvenir t-shirt so all are advised to sign on through the club website.

Again, this year, the two main events are the 130km Vee Challenge and the 90km Vee Ascent. Both routes are the same as last year as detailed below. The event is due to depart at 10am from Youghal GAA Sporting Complex, Magners Hill, Youghal with car parking available at the complex and the adjoining church car park. Changing facilities, toilets & showers will all be available at the GAA Sporting Complex from 9am onwards. There will be food stops en route and refreshments available after the event. All major junctions will be well marsha’led and both routes signposted. Lead car and support for both routes will also be present. A hard-shell helmet is compulsory for every participant. The Vee Challenge is a leisure cycle and NOT a race.

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to collect it as it has already been paid for by the club and a lot of club money is tied up in it.

Normal training spins are continuing on Sunday mornings at 9am, Tuesday & Thursday at 9am from Lakeview generally organised by Paudie Murphy and on Wednesday night at 6.30pm from the Park Hotel.

Other spins take place at short notice, but generally appear on facebook and Teamer and all members are more than welcome on club spins, regardless of ability, experience or fitness.

Fixtures for the coming week are as follows:

Road Racing: July 21st at Monaghan Road at 7

The Vee Challenge 130km Route

Youghal to Tallow and Lismore covers the start of the tour before taking in the ascent of the Vee from Lismore and descending into Clogheen before climbing the Vee again up through the woods, then heading for the food stop on the road to Cappoquin. Refueled, the route will pass by the Blackwater taking in the beautiful Dromana Drive, before heading for the coast and the final sting in the tail around Monatray, offering spectacular views of Youghal town. A route suitable for the regular cyclist with a good standard of fitness. A challenging route with several climbs offering some fantastic scenery along the way.

The Vee Ascent - 90km Route This route covers most of the roads that the Vee Challenge incorporates with participants climbing the Vee as far as Glenaknockaun before turning back for the R669 and the welcome food stop along this gentle descent into the town of Cappoquin. This route is ideal for those looking for a moderate challenge, with the scenic climb of the Vee, along with the beautiful Dromana Drive part of the route. A reasonable level of fitness would be required to enjoy your day in the saddle and the fantastic scenery that the area offers.

Weekly club spins

Sunday training spins continue every Sunday morning along with the midweek spins on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for a

pm - St. Finbarr’s Summer Leagues. Any enquiries to Karl McCarthy at 087 254 1883. lot of the club members in preparation for the upcoming Vee Challenge, The Sean Kelly Tour Of Waterford and the Rebel Tour in Cork. All upcoming events are challenging in their own right and regular training will need to continue so that these events can be truly enjoyed.

Last week the club run took a reconnaissance run around the 130km Vee Challenge route. The spin was done in glorious sunshine and even a bit of hunting up the Vee took place as one particular club man took the carrot in pursuit of the large rabbit while climbing the Vee for the second time! Great spin on the day on a perfect route for the upcoming Vee Challenge. The 10am club spins are also going strong on a weekly basis as this group also continues to train for the upcoming events.

County Time Trial Championships

Club member Paudie in action in the Ring Of Kerry Cycle

Triathlon & Touring Events: July 23rd - King of the Hill Triathlon in Kinsale. Enquiries to

heart rate pumping. A second group will shortly be organised to roll off at the same time every Tuesday and Thursday, but at a much more comfortable pace, so watch this space for details.

Weekend spins

As you are all well aware by now, there is a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 8am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate, covering on average between 100km to 130km. A second group also departs at 8am for a 4 - 5 hour spin, and covers a 100km to 120km distance. A third group also goes on a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 10am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which runs on various routes every week, usually takes around 3 hours to complete and covers on average of between 30km to 40km. The pace is again very

Tour of Kilkenny – 160/100/70 & 40km Routes - Enquiries to M. Shields at 086 604 5918. comfortable. This is an ideal group for anyone interested in taking up the sport. The Ladies Group has now kicked off for the year with a weekly spin departing from Moby Dick’s every Saturday at 9am.

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

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

Big congratulations to club man Jason Collins who recently won gold in the Munster County Time Trial Championships in Cork. Jason was the sole participant from the club taking part in the event and is the first man in a Youghal jersey to take home a County Medal in over 15 years. Jason, armed with his aero helmet and Cube speed machine, rolled off in the A4 Category and demolished the field to take the gold medal. Well done again Jason from all at the club, methinks you have found your forte!

Midweek spins

Midweek spins are now in full flow and take place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings with a 7pm sharp departure time. These spins usually take between 1.5 hours and 2 hours to complete and are run off at a very high tempo to bring on everyone’s top end speed and get the

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Youghal golf club Ladies

13/7- Open 3Ball 1st Teresa Roche (15) Patricia Kearney (26) Gaye Fitzgibbon (33) 73pts 2nd Catherine McCarthy (21) Maeve O’Leary (24) Fionnuala B. Coleman (36) 70pts 3rd Mary Morrison (24) Regina Browner (32) Barbara McKeown (33) East Cork 70pts 4th Fidelma Fitzgerald (21) Dungarvan, Noreen Cronin (23) Eileen Carroll (33) 69pts 5th Fiona Howard (4) Breeda Curtin (26) Beanie Cronin (27) 67pts


27/7 - Club Competition


5/7 - Open 3ball 1st Ed Ryan (8) Danny Mac Sweeney (13) Billy Carroll (13) 53pts 14/7 - Open 3ball 1st Ivor O’Callaghan (5) Seamus Kearney (13) Jim Cullinane (16) 58pts 15/7 - Open 13 Holes Mixed Foursomes 1st Paul O’Brien & Paula Burns 492/3 2nd Luke & Jo Swayne 50nett BG Tony & Amanda O’Neill Coyne 64gross 3rd Danny & Catherine Mac Sweeney 501/3 George Ward Memorial: Draw is posted on the notice board Matches to be played by July 31st.

Fixtures: Victor McDonald, winner of the Overall Gross prize at the Corkbeg Pitch & Putt Club Open is pictured receiving his prize from Noel Kirby, Chairman

Eddie O’Brien, winner of the Overall Nett Prize at the Corkbeg Pitch & Putt Club Open is pictured receiving the Jackie Power Perpetual Cup from Noel Kirby, Chairman

WE had a very enjoyable outing to Bruff last Saturday. Con Shanahan and Brendan Cronin had the best score in the first competition. Victor McDonald and Mick O’Brien came up trumps in the second competition.

Other results:

Friday, July 15th: 1st nett Tom and Seán Busteed 1st gross Eamonn Aherne and Scott Garde. Singles vs. Par - Sunday, July 17th: 1st nett Terry Dunne 1st gross Mick Barrett 2nd nett Seán Busteed 3rd nett Noel Kirby

The best of luck to Scott Garde who competes in the All-Ireland Intermediate Final at Douglas on Saturday.

Fixtures / Competitions:

Wednesday afternoon, Friday night and Sunday morning at the usual times.

22/7 at 1pm: Eugene & Tep Riordan Memorial 18 Holes Mixed Threeball 29/7: Open 13 Holes Mixed Foursomes Open 18 Holes 3 Person Team Event - Presentation of prizes on Friday, July 22nd, at 9.30pm 1st Paddy Heaphy (8) Colin Heaphy (13) Michael O’Sullivan (18) 86pts 2nd Kevin Coyne (8) Conor Coyne (3) Kieran Browne (9) 86pts 3rd Norman McCarthy (11) Michael Ryan (13) Michael T. McCarthy (12) 86pts 4th Tommy Bulman (17) Tadgh Foley (19) Richard Griffin (12) 85pts Best Fri: Tadgh O’Mahony (14) Michael J. Murphy (18) Stephen Mulcahy (22) 83pts


OPEN WEEK Friday, April 22nd Monday, August 1st

Full details on or call 058 43216

Best Sat: Richard Cunningham (12) Shane Greene (13) Dermot O’Sullivan (16) 83pts Best Sun: Anthony Horgan (13) Michael O’Sullivan 18) Des O’Halloran (21) 80pts


Midweek Open 3ball 22/7 - 24/7: Open Singles 29/7 -31/7: Open Singles

President’s Prize Weekend (Mr. James Kearney) 11/8 - 14/8: Timesheets available online from Thursday, July 21st at 9am.

Castlemartyr GAA grind out win in local derby Castlemartyr 0-19 Killeagh 1-14 CASTLEMARTYR advanced to the third round of the JAHC, after a tough hour’s hurling, against their near neighbours and old rivals Killeagh, at Ahavine last Thursday evening, July 14th.

This was an important win, especially, following the debacle in the opening round against Dungourney, and sets up Castlemartyr for a clash with Carrigtwohill, in a bid to reach the quarter-final. Playing with the aid of a stiff breeze, the Reds settled quickly and had three points on the board inside the opening 5 minutes - courtesy of Sean Hennessey, Barry Lawton and Adrian Bowens. Castlemartyr had all the play, but were rocked backed on their heels on the 7th minute, when Killeagh goaled, following some poor defending to tie the game at 0-4 to 1-1.

The Reds never panicked however and - making full use of the strong breeze - knocked over some lovely long range points during the rest of the first half, with all of these coming from play, bar a lone strike from Jimmy Smiddy. Killeagh remained in touch though and, as the lads trooped off at half-time, the Reds held a fragile 0-11 to 1-5 lead - but with the wind to face in the second half.

The second half exchanges were equally tense and robust, with little to separate the sides. Castlemartyr’s forwards looked dangerous when in possession, but Killeagh remained in the game throughout, due to

Castlemartyr’s Seanie Hennessy, who was in fine form in his team’s recent victory in the JAHC against Killeagh

the sharpshooting of Kevin Lane. Indeed, with 2 minutes to go the sides were level, when Killeagh equalised to tie the game at 0-17 to 1-14.

However, a fine score - squeezed over by Brian O Tuama - followed immediately by another from the impressive Seanie Hennessey, put the Reds back in front, and when the final whistle sounded soon after, it was Castlemartyr who had garnered the spoils.

Best for the Reds on the night were their hard-working forwards, who really stepped it up since the first round. The welcome return of Brian Lawton steadied the ship considerably also, and young Damien McAulliffe clearly revelled in his new half-back position. TEAM: D Fleming, O Smiddy, R O’Donovan, Barra O Tuama, D O’Keeffe, B Smiddy, D MacAuliffe, B Lawton (0-1), A Bowens (02), J Smiddy (0-6), S Hennessy (0-4), Brian O Tuama (0-3), D O Tuama, E O’Keeffe and Barry Lawton (0-3). Subs used: M Bowens.

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Cork County Championships 4th Round Draws THE 4th round draws for the Evening Echo Hurling and Football Championships took place last week and threw up some very interesting pairings. All six remaining East Cork teams avoided one another, but should they win and qualify for the quarter finals, we could have some very interesting ties in prospect. Champions Sarsfields will face Na Piarsaigh while Killeagh have a tough draw against Newtownshandrum. Erin’s Own too face the students of CIT, while Bride Rovers - if they overcome Bishopstown - will meet Blackrock. In the other half of the draw, Douglas will provide the opposition for Midleton, while Cloyne - if they overcome Ballinhassig this Saturday - will face Glen Rovers. The final pairing will see Carrigtwohill face Muskerry, while promoted side Ballymartle will face St. Finbarr’s. There are some great games to look forward to and my prediction at this stage for the last four would be Sarsfields, Erin’s Own, Midleton and Glen Rovers. In the football championship, the draw could not be tougher for Aghada who are the lone East Cork representatives. Should they overcome Avondhu, they will face either Nemo

Rangers or Douglas - which will be a tough one. My final four will be Nemo Rangers, Clonakilty, St. Finbarr’s and Bishopstown.

C vs. D E vs. F G vs. H

A: Sarsfields vs. Na Piarsaigh B: Newtownshandrum vs. Killeagh C: Erin’s Own vs. CIT D: Bride Rovers/Bishopstown vs. Blackrock E: Douglas vs. Midleton F: Ballymartle vs. St. Finbarr’s G: Glen Rovers vs. Cloyne/Ballinhassig H: Muskerry vs. Carrigtwohill

A: Ballincollig vs. Newcestown B: Mallow vs. Blarney C: Youghal vs. Tracton D: Valley Rovers/Watergrasshill vs. Inniscarra E: Castlelyons vs. Courcey Rovers F: Carrigaline vs. Ballyhea Kilbrittain Bye Aghabullogue Bye

Premier Intermediate Senior Hurling Round 4 Hurling Round 4

Quarter-Finals: A vs. B C vs. D E vs. F G vs. H.

A: Nemo Rangers vs. Douglas B: Aghada vs. Avondhu C: Clonakilty vs. Ilen Rovers D: St. Nick’s vs. UCC E: St. Finbarr’s vs. Na Piarsaigh F: O’Donovan Rossa vs. Castlehaven G: Carbery Rangers vs. Ballincollig H: Bishopstown vs. Newcestown

Senior Football Round 4



There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 11, 31 and 41. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €1,400. Patrick Walsh, Una Fitzgerald, Mike Taunt and Bernie Norberg won €30 each. Thank you for supporting your club.


Senior Hurling Championship Killeagh vs. Newtownshandrum on Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm in Fermoy.

Senior Hurling Championship: Killeagh 0-14 Bishopstown 0-9

Last Monday night in Caherlag we were given the chance to redeem ourselves and secure senior hurling status for another year - and we grabbed it with both hands. Joe Deane got us off the mark with the first of his 8 points, in what was an outstanding performance. After 10 min-

Kiltha Óg

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Quarter-Finals: A vs. B

utes, we were 3-1 up. On the 20 minute mark, we were 8-4, thanks to some wayward shooting by Bishopstown, but they narrowed the gap slightly coming up to half time where the score line read 9-7. Bishopstown started stronger in the second half closing the gap to 10- 9 after 10 minutes. Not mentioning names, our back-line and centreback-line were outstanding under relentless pressure from the aerial bombardment that Bishopstown landed on our square. While our midfield and centre-forwards continued to supply good ball to the forward line, they were unlucky on several occasions not to find the back of the net. After 50 minutes, it was still quite close at 11-9, and 2 points in 5 minutes meant that Bishopstown had to land two scores to reel in a draw. Again, our defence stood firm and a point from Joe with 3 minutes to go put it beyond reach. An outstanding performance by all and one to be proud of! The draw for the next round of the Senior Hurling Championship was made last Wednesday night:


A vs. B C vs. D E vs. F Kilbrittain vs. Aghabullogue

Premier Intermediate Football Round 4

A: Macroom vs. Bantry Blues B: Clyda Rovers vs. Mallow C: Glenville vs. Nemo Rangers D: St. Michael’s vs. Béal Áthan Ghaorthaidh E: Newmarket vs. Ballinora F: Naomh Abán vs. Kiskeam St. Vincent’s Bye Mayfield Bye

Quarter-Finals: A vs. B C vs. D

we meet Newtownshandrum next Saturday evening at 3pm in Fermoy. Support a must for this epic encounter!

Junior A Hurling Championship: Killeagh 1-14 Castlemartyr 0-19

On Thursday evening we travelled to Aghavine for our third round championship game. I don’t think there are too many parishes that could boast that they had three championship games in one week, and line out three individual teams - each accounting for themselves in a competitive and sporting manner. Castlemartyr started the brighter and, after 5 minutes, we were 4 points clear. Within 10 minutes we were level. With a point from Dip and a goal from Shane after 20 minutes the scoreline read 1-2 to 0-7. Castlemartyr pulled further ahead at the closing stages of the first half. We went in at half-time with the scoreline of 1-5 to 0-11. The early stages of the second half saw both teams trade scores equally. After 15 minutes, the scoreline read 1-9 to 0-16. Within 5 minutes we closed the gap to 1 point. On the 26 minute both sides were level at 1-14 to 0-17 points and it looked like we

E vs. F St. Vincent’s vs. Mayfield

Intermediate Hurling Round 4

A: Kilworth vs. Kanturk B: St. Catherine’s vs. Blackrock C: Meelin vs. Aghada D: Bandon vs. Dripsey E: Eire Og vs. v Barryroe F: Fermoy v Milford Fr. O’Neill’s Bye Ballygarvan Bye


A vs. B C vs. D E vs. F Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Ballygarvan

Intermediate Football Round 4

A: Glanmire vs. Youghal B: Killavullen/Cill na Martra vs. Kinsale C: Kildorrery vs. Canovee D: Eire Og vs. Glanworth E: Aghabullogue vs. Fermoy F: Castletownbere vs. Adrigole Ballydesmond Bye Cloyne Bye


A vs. B C vs. D E vs. F Ballydesmond vs. Cloyne. could pull this one off. A small break in play saw Castlemartyr gain momentum, scoring 2 from play to close out the game at 114 to 0-19. An outstanding performance and again one to be proud of.

Junior B Hurling Championship: Killeagh 0-8 Youghal 0-10

Again all roads led to Aghavine where we played Youghal where we lined out a 3rd team for the first round of the Junior B Championship. A slow start by both sides to find their scoring range. We managed to get off the mark first - with the aid of the breeze. Despite the low scoring, an enjoyable and entertaining first half saw us lead at the break 0-5 to 03. The second half saw both sides startwith a game of crossbar challenge. Thankfully, and unfortunately, neither found the net. Both sides traded scores, with Youghal eventually gaining the upper hand and just edging us out slightly. Well done to all concerned - another proud evening in the green jersey. Church gate collection will take place on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st, in aid of Páirc Ui Cinneide. All donations greatly appreciated.

Minor Hurling Championship: Kiltha Óg 5-13 Bandon 5-16

OUR Minors put in a great display, but were unfortunate to lose out to a good Bandon side by three points. CIT was the venue with the pitch in perfect condition, there was a slight breeze which we played with in the first hour.

Bandon took the lead through with a goal by their centre forward who was to cause us many problems over the hour, but we responded well with scores by Jamie Stack the second a beauty of a point. The goals then started to arrive, first through Martin Hennessy, then Cian Haines with a point and a goal to extend our lead. Back came Bandon with another goal, but with Jack Griffin and James McCarthy steadying the half-back line we began to send plenty of ball into the full-forward line where Martin Hennessy goaled twice to complete a first half hat-trick of goals. Further points from Bill Aherne, Cian Haines and Martin extended our lead to give a half-time score of 4-9 to 2-5. We knew the second half was going to be difficult as Bandon now had the wind at their backs and, for the first 15 minutes, they were camped in our half goals and points came their way and soon the scores were level. The momentum was now with Bandon and another goal saw them take the lead for the first time since the opening scores of the match.

Heads could have dropped but this team always has heart and back they came, points from Bill Aherne and Shane Hegarty keeping us in the game with Niall Motherway buzzing in midfield we started to pick up breaking ball. We had two goal chances in quick succession through Shane and Martin but both hit the side netting but following a goal mouth scramble Martin goaled for his fourth goal of the match to leave three points between the teams. A few chances came and went but the final whistle blew to leave Bandon the winners. All in all a very good game of hurling from two good sides for us special mentions for Jack, Niall and Martin Hennessy scoring 4-2 and still ending up on the losing side.

Twelve of this starting team will be available next year so the future looks bright for this team.


We eventually got back to playing with our group 2B team when St. Vincent’s visited Castlemartyr last Wednesday for our second game and their third game. It was a beautiful evening for a game and Vincent’s - having beaten the Glen in their last match - were looking to keep their winning run going. The game started at a very fast pace and Vincent’s weren’t giving us anything easy with some very good players in their team, but with Conor Sweeney and Niall Morgan controlling midfield nothing was passing them.

The first score took a while to come, but it was worth waiting for: a wonderful long-range point from midfield by Conor, which was soon followed with a goal by our own goal machine Gearoid Harney. Vincent’s pulled a goal back after Luke made a wonderful save the rebound was driven to the net. At half-time, Niall Flynn replaced Luke in goals with Luke going to defence again scores were hard to get but Leo Hennessy, Niall Morgan and Eoghan Martin added a point each before Vincent’s got their second score a pointed free but again our goal king surfaced with a great strike to the net.

So, Vincent’s winning run was ended and ours continued, there were some wonderful performances on the night and everyone did their best and that’s all we ever ask of them before playing.

Feile Peil

Further to the successful Feile we must say a few more thank you’s to the following Clifford’s Butchers, Centra Castlemartyr, Village Greengrocers and Bernard Lawton for providing refreshments to the club. ‘Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí’

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Youghal camogie

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

Youghal 3-2 Newcestown 3-4

YOUGHAL travelled to Newcestown last Friday evening, when the weather was not on our side for travelling - but the journey had to be made.

Youghal had a slow start in the game with Niamh Roche showing some great play as full-back to keep the ball out, and Clodagh O’Keeffe in goals, but Newcestown kept the pressure on with 2points, before Youghal realised they were in a game that they needed to fight for. Youghal gradually came into the game and showed Newcestown what they were made of with only the 2 points separating them at half time. Half time score was 2-2 to Youghal’s 2 goals, coming from Erin Galvin and Ciara Falvin. Youghal started the second half at full speed, but so too did the Newcestown girls who ran in packs and stopped the Youghal girls from hurling to the best of their ability. A further goal from Niamh Kelly and points from Aoife McCarthy weren’t enough to secure a place in the semi-final of the U14 League for 2011. TEAM: Clodagh O’Keeffe, Chloe Landers, Niamh Roche, Elizabeth Brennan, Lousie Dempsey, Amerah Hickey, Eimear Farrell, Shauna O’Connell, Catriona O’Keeffe, Aoife Daly, Aoife McCarthy, Aoife O’Neill, Niamh Kelly, Erin Galvin, Ciara Flavin. Subs: Cassie O’Brien for Ciara Flavin, Siobhan O’Brien for Elizabeth Brennan, Aine Forest for Aoife O’Neill, Sarah Keane, Ashling Cremin and Ellen O’Brien.

U16 League: Youghal 4-4 Dungorney 1-7

The U16s were in action last Wednesday in Dungorney in a game that was to be their third consecutive win.

Shannen Bulman Joyce was yet again on top scoring form, clocking a whopping 3-4. Aoife McCarthy was also on form to put one in the back of the net. The teams played 13-a-side and coach, Mary Fox, said afterwards that she was delighted with their performance. TEAM: Clodagh O’Keeffe Jane Walsh, Gemma O’Brien, Amy Hennessey, Michaela Dalton, Shannon Watson, Leah Broderick, Alannah Finn, Sarah O’Brien, Emily Roche, Aoife McCarthy, Shannen Bulman Joycem Ellie Budds. Subbs: Ciara Flavin, Niamh Roche, Aoife Daly & Cassie O’Brien.

Youghal 4-20 Grenagh 3-0

The first game of minor championship took place in Youghal on July 12th. The team faced Grenagh, who the under 16’s had beaten a few weeks previously. The game was played thirteen-a-side which soon dropped to twelve-a-side with an early injury for a Grenagh player. After less than 30 seconds of play, a stunning goal was scored by Leah Broderick. A quick point was scored by Shannen Bulman Joyce, which seemed to effortlessly glide over the bar. Grenagh did not give up without a fight and battled on, meeting many challenges from the half-back line. Shannen Bulman Joyce proved a crucial member of the team scoring 1-16 with only 2 points coming from frees. Nora Sheehan, who stood between the posts, made a couple of impressive saves, before a good goal came from the Grenagh forward. Róisín O’Keeffe was certainly an important player for Youghal, making many long runs up from her mid-field position to assist the forward-line and help set up scores.

Alannah Finn scored an effortless point just before the half-time whistle blew. Scores were coming thick and fast from the Youghal side before half-time, and the girls and the coaches were pleased with the efforts of all on the field. Three changes were made at half-time.

Gemma O’Brien replaced Jayne Walsh in the half-back position; Emily Roche substituted Leah Broderick in the half-forward position, and Sally-Ann Quill replaced Nora Sheehan in goal.

Róisín O’Keeffe scored a stunning point within the first minute of the second-half, putting Youghal ahead by 1-14 to 1-0. Grenagh showed no signs of giving up, and gave Youghal a run for their money, scoring two goals in succession - with one coming from a free. Shannen Bulman Joyce scored three answering points, putting the Youghal side well ahead. Amy Hennessy stood in, now replacing Alannah Finn and Ellie Budds substituted Ashley O’Brien in the fullforward position.

Great work and superb skill was to be seen again in the half-back line by Chloe Daly, who had a hard battle with the centre-forward, who made some great runs but was cut off by Chloe who was just too strong for her opponent, with her superb hooking and blocking skills.

Emily Roche, when she came on, proved to be a great asset to the team and was the cause of a clever goal from Ellie Budds. Róisín O’Keeffe scored another beautiful point from the corner flag, leaving spectators and players in awe. Shannen Bulman Joyce, who had already scored a whopping 15 points, scored a net-rippling goal - leaving the score at 2-19 to 3-0. Just before the whistle sounded, another super goal was scored by Niamh Quill who played a superb game all round, leaving the final score at 4-20 to 3-0. Credit where it is due - the Grenagh goal keeper made some fantastic saves in both halves and was the saving grace for the Grenagh team – certainly one to watch in the future.

TEAM: Nora Sheehan, Aisling Ní Shiochru, Shannon Watson, Chaela Dalton, Jayne Walsh, Chloe Daly, Niamh Quill, Róisín O’Keeffe, Leah Broderick, Alannah Finn, Ashley O’Brien, Shannen Bulman Joyce. Subs. Sally-Ann Quill, Gemma O’Brien, Emily Roche, Amy Hennessy, Ellie Budds.

Youghal camogie would like to congratulate Leah Broderick who played with the U16 Cork Team last week, beating Waterford in the Munster Final. It has been a great week for the club – well done to all.

The Juniors are in action this week with a challenge game against Brian Dillon’s in Youghal. The championship is looming and preparations are in full swing. The Minors are also in action this week in their second league game.

Killeagh camogie Senior Camogie Summer Cup

ST. FINBARR’S were our opponents in last week’s Summer Cup game. Noelle O’Donovan opened the score for Killeagh with a lovely point. The Barrs replied straight away and Angela Walsh, after a great solo run, found the target, thereby bringing us well into the game with another point. After that, the game ebbed and flowed at a great pace, with Noelle following up a well-taken free by Mary O’Connor and Kate finishing off the first half with another point to leave the score Killeagh 0-5 to St. Finbarr’s 0-6. Kate opened the second half with a score, but as St. Finbarr’s found the back of the net we knew that we had a battle on our hands! Becky Fitzgerald, Marie Smiddy and Aoife Walsh tightened up the back line and Mary O’Connor, at the half line was ably supported by Sandra Smiddy and Anne-Marie Walsh. The strengthened defensive play drove more ball into the forwards, which resulted in Shauna Landers scoring our first goal of the match. The Barrs responded swiftly with two more points before a well-taken free by Kate went over the bar. With another point from the opposition and time ticking away, it looked like we were going to be beaten - however, the girls battled on... Their tenacity was rewarded with a marvellous goal from Angela Walsh as the final whistle blew! The final score was Killeagh 2-7 to 1-9 for St. Finbarr’s. Killeagh was the venue for the Kilbrittan / Timoleague vs. Killeagh Summer Cup game during the week. This cup series has given the club an opportunity to see the girls play in different positions and even try out a new goal keeper! Olive Griffin had her senior debut game - the first of many it is to be hoped, and many of our younger girls are gaining valuable experience from these games. After a good match, Killeagh ran out the eventual winners of the game. Many thanks to those parents who contributed to the catering after the match, it turned into a very sociable occasion.

Well done to Ali Rose Sisk, Nora Walsh and Laura Tracey who won Munster Medals with the Cork U16 team. They beat Waterford in the final at Cappoquin on Friday night. We hope that it is just the first of many Cork Medals for you!

The camogie club would like to wish Helen Kennedy a long and happy retirement. Helen always had a great welcome and an even better fire for us over the years, it was very much appreciated. The club would also like to wish Brian (Blondie) and Brendan (Bugsy) Barry the very best in their new venture and hope that it will be a great success for you both. Brian gave many years of loyal service to Killeagh camogie club. Date for your diary: Killeagh vs. Barryroe Senior Championship at 7pm on Tuesday, July 26th, at Castle Road. All welcome to attend and support our senior team.



NEXT Saturday, July 23rd, all roads lead to Midleton for the meeting with old rivals Fr. O’Neills in the U21B Hurling Championship 1st Round game. The leather will be thrown in at 7pm. Last year, both teams served up a cracker, with our lads coming out on top. It will be a hard task to repeat, with our talisman Michael Russell out injured. But I have no doubt that we will give it all, so come along and support the youth of the parish. Last week, we lost the opening round of two championships on Saturday, July 29th in the Junior B Hurling Championship - we lost to Castlelyons 13 points to seven. Aghada played quite well, but found it hard to score. The second round game is against Erin’s Own - keep an eye to the website for a fixture. TEAM: John O’Brien, Liam Morrissey, Eoin Cotter, Richie Condon, Tim Hartnett (0-3 from 65’s), Paudie Wall, Shane Wall, Alan Walsh (Captain), Dave Rice, Alan Creedon, Aidan O’Connell, Anthony Connelly, Ryan O’Keeffe (0-4), Fergal Culligan, James O’Leary. Subs used: Michael McCarthy for Connelly 15m, Finbarr Day for O’Leary 20m, Gerard O’Brien for Aidan O’Connell (inj) and Aidan O’Connell for Culligan.

Minor B Football Championship: Aghada 1-8 Douglas 3-15

Aghada travelled to play Douglas’s third string last week and found the going tough. We opened well enough, but failed to put away gilt-edged chances, and paid the price later as the City boys got the goals that made the difference. Aghada trailed at the short whistle by 2-8 to 0-6, playing with the wind. The lads never gave up and put it up to the City boys in the second half, but the last pass almost always went astray. Raymond Savage got a goal back, but it was too little too late. Tim Hartnett, James O’Leary, and Ryan O’Keeffe showed a bit of class. TEAM: Jack Hayes, Ger O’Brien, James O’Leary, Jake O’Donoghue, Michael Gilroy, Tim Hartnett, Evan McGee, Michael McCarthy, Ray Savage, Ryan O’Keeffe, Fergal Culligan, Shane Bennett, Scott Coyle Garde, William Leahy and Michael Burchill. Sub used: Byran O’Byrne for Bennett 50th m.

There is a back door game here to come some time in September.

Bachelor Brian no more

Aghada’s most eligible bachelor Brian Murphy has called it a day and hung up his Jack the Lad boots. In an exclusive interview he declared he had a good run and it was time to settle down, all good thinks must come to an end, and it would be great to have a mother-in-law that would show him the error of his ways. Who is the lucky girl you might ask? The one and only Jackie O’Brien, Hill Road, Whitegate! The Aghada GAA club wish them all the best on their engagement. We look forward to a rake of young hurlers...

All Ireland repeat as Down face Cork in Rpund 4 qualifiers Saturday, July 23rd, 6pm Cork vs. Down in Croke Park

ALL Ireland champions Cork, who lost to Kerry in the Munster Football Final, have been handed quite a tough qualifier draw as they are now paired with last year’s beaten finalists Down, who had also to go the qualifier route after being beaten in the Ulster Championship. Down had a 3-13 to 0-10 win over Antrim last weekend, so they come into this contest in good form and, with only a point separating the sides in last year’s final, the northern side will certainly fancy their chances in this one. Cork will certainly be without Ciaran Sheehan and Nicholas Murphy for this one, but will still have a strong side on duty. Graham Canty will lead the side in the knowledge that they will have to produce one of their best displays if they are to overcome Down. With their title on the line, one suspect that this will be the motivation that Cork need to pull out a big display. Defeat will, of course, mean the end of the road for the All-Ireland champions, and - likewise - Down will go out if they lose.

It is now the business end of the competition and there are no easy games. For Down, Marty Clarke, Mark Poland, Danny Hughes and Benny Coulter will again be their big players in attack and, if the Cork defence can get to grips with them they will put a big dent in their hopes. Cork will have to play a lot better than they did against Kerry, and players like Alan O’Connor, Aidan Walsh, Pierce O’Neill and Paul Kerrigan will have to give more support to Daniel Goulding and Donnacha O’Connor if Cork are to win. It will be a tough test for Conor Counihan’s side and, if they want to stay in the hunt for honours, they must produce the goods this Saturday. Kildare vs. Derry will be the curtain-raiser at 4pm. - Declan Barron

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Lismore golf club tees off... 36

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

Lismore Golf Club Captain Michael O’Regan and his wife Catherine pictured presenting the 2011 Captain’s Prize to winner Martin Power, with Declan Glavin, second place, Paddy O’Leary, Best Gross, Ned Heffernan, third with Tom O’Donovan, Club President and other prize winners. (Photo: Michael Kiely) WEDNESDAY last was our Open Day and the tough Scotch Foursomes format brought out the best in a few entries. Nora O’Sullivan and Katherine Moynihan both in good form at the moment were a few shots clear of the posse for a well-deserved win. Fortunately, they both showed the same form in their Foursomes match vs. the Gold Coast on Sun Morning.


10/7 & 13/7 - Ladies Open Day -18 Holes Scotch Foursomes: 1st Nora O’Sullivan & Katherine Moynihan 66 pts 2nd Patricia Walsh & Mary Dunford 69 pts

3rd Orla Scanlon & Mag Morrissey 70 pts 4th Anna Murphy & Gloria Lynch 71 pts


20/7 - 18 Hole Stroke, Medal Eileen Murphy Qualifier - Foursomes - H/Cap limit of 30 per player step down is allowed, ongoing. There will be a draw for partners on Wednesdays at 9.30am and 1.30pm. The 9 hole ongoing Voucher Competition continues €3 entry €2 re-entry.

Desperate Housewives continues on Mondays at

6pm,. This year we also have welcomed some Husbands in our Monday night slot. All beginners welcome to come along and try out the game. Mixed Foursomes on Friday night as usual at 6.30pm. Club Foursomes and singles are underway at the moment - please make sure you fulfil your fixtures on time.

Well done to our Junior Foursomes team who defeated The Gold Coast in West Waterford on Sunday morning, and then went on to defeat favourites East Cork in the afternoon in a very tight battle that finished on the 19th.

This team now go on to play Fota in Thurles on August 14th. The panel who played are as follows: Nora O’Sullivan, Katherine Moynihan, Marie Condon, JoJo Tobin, Siobhan Moroney, Sheila O’Leary, Brid Henry, Connie Dowd, Mag Morrissey, Mary Beecher and Anna Murphy.

Ruby congratulations

Congratulations to Katherine and Shaun Moynihan who celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary on Sunday. The Foursomes team were delighted to share in the celebrations and thanks to Nora some beautiful cake was enjoyed by all. Katherine even made sure Shaun got his share!

Martin O’Brien Small Boat Festival 2011 in Lower Aghada THE second annual Martin O’Brien Small Boat Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st, leaving from Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club each day. Fishing takes place from 9.30am to 5.30pm daily, with plenty of prizes on offer. Organised by Rosie’s Sea Angling Club, Lower Aghada, there is an estimated prize fund of €1,500 to be fished out on the day, with entry per adult angler at €50 and for anglers under 16 years of age €20.

The main prize will be for the boat with the most different species caught over the two days. Other prizes will be handed out for (over the 2 days) the heaviest flat fish; heaviest round fish (excluding rays and congers); heaviest fish; best specimen fish, junior angler with the most species; heaviest of the 10 nominated fish (Bass, Ballan Wrasse, Coalfish, Cod, Dab, Flounder, LSD, Ling, Plaice and Pollack) and an optional pool in aid of the RNLI €20 per boat sweep, where half will be donated to the local RNLI Station, the other half of the money will be paid out in prizes. The draw will be by way of a lottery & made at Rosies Bar on Friday, July 29th at 9pm. ‘We are fortunate that we have 15 square miles of sheltered waters inside the harbour in the event of bad weather; an angler can catch over twenty species within the harbour,’ says event organiser, Tony Tait. ‘ We have received great support and sponsorship from both businesses and locals who knew Martin well, and we would ask that you try to support these when you can.’

The results of the festival will be published in Rosie’s Bar at 9.30pm on the Saturday evening, where there will also be entertainment. The presentation of prizes will take place in the same venue at 9.30pm on the Sunday evening. The maximum boat size for the event is 26 feet (8 metres); maximum number of anglers per boat is 4 (minimum 2); maximum no. of rods

is 2; maximum no. of hooks per rod is 3 - treble hooks count as one. In the event of boats tying on the same number of species the winner will be decided on the total combined weight.

In the interest of conservation we are asking anglers not to bring any rays to the scales, unless they want to claim a specimen. This species is to be measured onboard across its wingspan identified and witnessed by another boat and then released. The following weight will be applied: 5kg. All conger, irrespective of their size, will be released on trust.

Boats must be in the water before 9.15am each day, ready for the 9.30am start. For further information, please contact Tony Tait at 087 2723856 or email

He really did catch ‘em! Andy Lunt with Plaice & Ballan Wrasse at last year’s festival

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

Champions put title on the line again


Sunday, July 24th in Páirc Uí Chaoimh SHC Sarsfields vs. Na Piarsaigh at 8pm SHC Ballymartle vs. St. Finbarr’s at 6.30pm

THIS is certainly a mouth-watering clash as challengers Na Piarsaigh will certainly fancy their chances in this one. Sarsfields were not overly impressive first time out but, since then, their league form has been good and I expect them to meet this challenge head on. Sars are 3/1 joint favourites to retain their title and Wexford imports Eoin Quigley and Eanna Martin are a big addition to the Riverstown side. With players like Kieran Murphy, Michael Cussen, Tadgh Óg Murphy, Daniel Roche and Cian McCarthy to call on as well, Sarsfields look to have enough scoring power to see off a Na Piarsaigh side that will look to John and David Gardiner, Christopher Joyce and Sean Óg O’hAilpín for inspiration.

It could be tight but I expect Sarsfields to come out on top here in the second match of a double bill, with the opening game bringing Ballymartle and St. Finbarr’s into opposition. Early comers will be in for a fine contest, as Ballymartle have shown that they can hack it at senior level and, if things go well for them, they could upset the Barrs who, in my opinion, will have too much experience for them. Throw in is at 6.30pm.

Saturday, July 23rd in Fermoy SHC Newtownshandrum vs. Killeagh at 3pm

This is another interesting tie with Newtown the raging hot favourites to get through. It might not be as clear cut as that however, as last year Cloyne gave the former champions quiet a fight before losing out and, in the opening round this year, Ballymartle came within a few minutes of causing an upset, so Killeagh are certainly not without hope.

Newtown, with Cathal Naughton, Ben and Jerry O’Connor, Pat Mulcahy, Ryan Clifford and Jamie Coughlan on their side will be most people’s fancy, but Joe Deane, Kevin Lane, Andy Walsh, Brian Collins, Sean Long, Brendan Barry and Mark Landers will ensure that Killeagh give it everything. Killeagh are not without hope in this one but, on form, Newtownshandrum should win in a game that has a 3pm start time in Fermoy.

Saturday, July 23rd in Páirc Uí Rinn SHC Cloyne vs. Ballinhassig at 4pm

This replay should draw a fine crowd to Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday afternoon as Cloyne and Ballinhassig slug it out again. The drawn match was a terrific encounter and I expect it to be close again. Martin Coleman, Brendan Lombard, Danny O’Callaghan and Declan O’Sullivan were the big players for Ballinhassig in the drawn match while for Cloyne, Donal Óg Cusack, Killian Cronin, Eoin O’Sullivan, Dillon Cahill, Conor Cusack and Paudi O’Sullivan will be the key players. It will be close again, but Cloyne are now safe in the football championship and I for one would not bet against them coming out on top in this one, as they will fight to the finish to retain their senior status. Extra time could well be required in another close contest.

Saturday, July 23rd in Riverstown JBHC Ballinacurra vs. Belgooly at 7pm

Riverstown will be the venue on Saturday evening for the meeting of Ballinacurra and Belgooly in the County Junior B Hurling semi-final. Ballinacurra lost to Fr. O’Neill’s in East Cork last week, and they will have to produce a much better showing if they are to come out on top in this one. Scott Richards, Trevor Costigan, Tom Daly and Brian Sigerson will be the key players for the village outfit, and while I know very little about Belgooly, they must be handy to have made it this far. Ballinacurra could come out on top but they will have to play well to win.


Due to Cork’s involvement in the Senior Football qualifier with Down on Saturday, the times or venues could be subject to change, so please check with your club before travelling.

Cork & Waterford Ladies Gaelic Football Fixtures

JULY 23RD: TG4 Intermediate Ladies Championship Round 2 Group B - Waterford vs. Longford, TBC (M. Doherty) JULY 24TH: Aisling McGing Memorial Championship Round 3 – Galway vs. Cork, TBC

JULY 30TH: TG4 Intermediate Ladies Championship Round 3 Group B – Waterford vs. Westmeath, TBC (M. Doherty)

COTTER THE HERO, as Cloyne survive another Intermediate Football thriller CLOYNE 1-12 CILL NA MARTRA 0-14 DECLAN BARRON REPORTS

Cloyne, last year’s County Junior Champions, are now through to the Intermediate quarter-final where they will face Ballydesmond

SUPPORTERS of Cloyne are certainly used to tight finishes and, last Wednesday night in Ovens, the East Cork side again came from behind to fashion another remarkable victory, which puts them into the quarter-final where they will face Ballydesmond.

Kilnamartra, powered by Cork Senior Noel O’Leary, looked to be heading for victory, but you discount Cloyne at your peril and, after Paudi O’Sullivan levelled, up popped corner-back James Cotter to land the winner, deep into injury time. Cloyne started well with Diarmuid O’Sullivan giving O’Leary more than enough of it, while Paudi O’Sullivan got a crucial goal after blocking down a clearance in the 10th minute to put Cloyne into the lead. By half-time however, Kilnamartra had regained their composure with O’Leary driving them on they finished the half strongly: kicking six points without reply to lead by 0-10 to 1-5 at half-time. On the resumption, Kevin O’Sullivan pushed Kilnamartra further ahead but, as on so many occasions in the past, Cloyne held on and, slowly but surely, clawed their way back into contention. A fine point from Diarmuid O’Sullivan was quickly followed by two frees from Paudi - and these brought the sides level.

The Muskerry side forged ahead again, as Caoimhin O hUidhir and Mairtin O’Conchubhair kicked them into a 0-14 to 1-10 lead with just under five minutes remaining. Cloyne have been in this position so often in the past that they knew what to do... As Paudi O’Sullivan landed the equaliser with time almost up, and into injury time, James Cotter became the Cloyne hero as he fired home the winner, which put his side into the quarter-final, having received a bye at the draw the previous evening. For Cloyne, this is a huge victory and the club can now concentrate on their hurling replay with Ballinhassig, secure in the knowledge that their football season is safe.

CLOYNE: P O’Sullivan 1-6, J Nyhan 0-2, D O’Sullivan, Paul O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan and J Cotter 0-1 each. KILNAMARTRA: C O hUidhir 0-7 C O’Sullivan and M O’Connor 0-2 each, D O’Connell, S Kelleher and M O’Duinin 0-1 each.

CLOYNE: C Smith, J Cotter, D O’Sullivan, D Jermyn, G Fleming, E O’Sullivan, B McCarthy, K Cronin, M Lynch, C O’Lomasney, D O’Sullivan, P O’Sullivan, Paudi O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan and J Nyhan. Subs used K O’Lomasney and M Walsh. KILNAMARTRA: R O’Duinin, C O’hEailthe, C O’Laoire, G O’Mochain, S O’Loinnsigh, N O’Leary, C Mac Suibhne, S Kelleher, T O’Duinin, M O’Duinin, M O’Goillide, D O’Connell, C O’Sullivan, M O’Connor, and C O’hUidhir. Subs used D O’Mochain, C O’Loinnsigh and A O’Mochain. REFEREE: Martin Collins, Clonakilty.

Killeagh GAA wants your scrap metal! A FUNDRAISER in aid of Páirc Ui Cinneide – if you have any scrap metal lying around, no matter how big or small, please bring it along anytime to Dominic Fogarty’s Garage. If you can’t lift it we’ll shift it! You can contact Kieran Scully on 087 2660469 for further information.

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Killeagh / Ita’s juvenile


Cúl Camp is Cúl!

The fine weather was a bonus, as 113 happy children traipsed in and out of Páirc Uí Chinnéide every morning and afternoon last week for our annual Cúl Camp. Coaches in every corner saw that our buachaillí agus cailíní óga had spórt agus spraoi along, with no little skill development over the course of the week. We had young players from Armagh, Kildare, Waterford, Kerry and Cork City, although our regular Scottish trio were unable to make the trip on this occasion! Many thanks to all the coaches involved, but primarily to our coordinator Ursula and her back-room team who ensured that everything ran smoothly for the week. Roll on July 2012!

Busy Saturday morning!

Saturday last saw our young players dispersed in three different directions, with very positive outcomes for all our teams. Our Fé 11 footballers made the short trip to Ahavine to participate in Round 4 of the inter-club blitz with our neighbours Fr. O’Neill’s, Youghal and Kiltha Óg, with no hurleys in tow! The football played was of a very high standard, and bainisteoir Brinsley Mac expressed delight with the skill and effort of his charges.

The one disadvantage we had was the lack of substitute cover, as our eleven boys present played themselves to a standstill, and ran out of gas a little in the final game against Kiltha Óg which put a blemish on our 100% record, following impressive wins against Youghal and our hosts in the first two games. TEAM: Andrew Foley, Barry Motherway, Mark O’Callaghan, Darragh Geary, Dan Beechinor, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Padraig Leahy, Adrian Galvin, Richie Long, James Kent.

Meanwhile, a few miles west, our Fé 10 hurlers were visiting Caherlag, where our senior hurlers

had tasted sweet success on Monday last against Baile An Easpaig, where we played our hosts Rogha Eireann in Round 2 of our Fé 10 Group 2 league. We played with the wind in the first half but this was a low scoring fiche noiméad, with Ryan McCarthy and Olan Broderick getting our scores to give us a 0-2 to 0-1 half-time lead.

Fr. O’Neill’s

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

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East Cork Junior B Hurling Championship: Fr. O’Neill’s 2-13 Ballinacurra 1-9

FR. O’NEILL’S overcame the challenge of Ballinacurra in the replay of the Fermoy Print & Design sponsored East Cork Junior B Hurling Championship at windswept Shanagarry on Sunday afternoon last. O’Neill’s, aided by a stiff breeze in the opening half, were more in control of this game over the sixty minutes and were more direct in their play. The

game started off at a blistering pace as the score after five minutes of play read 1-2 to a goal in O’Neill’s favour. O’Neill’s goal came from a long dropping ball that deceived Michael O’Sullivan in the Ballinacurra goal and snuck in between his outstretched hurley and the crossbar. Almost immediately, ‘The Village’ went up the field and their full-forward gave Eugene Kenefick no hope with a piledriver past him. O’Neill’s stretched the lead with three more points from Ger Holland and the ever-efficient Luke Swayne (0-2). Brian Sigerson pulled one back for Ballinacurra but the score of the match came from the stick of young Liam O’Driscoll when he struck an 85m free straight over the spot on the crossbar, with five minutes remaining to the short whistle. In these few remaining

minutes, Luke rattled the Ballinacurra net again and Liam raised a white flag to leave the score 2-8 to 1-1 at the break.

Scores were a little harder to come by in the second half for O’Neill’s against the wind, and Ballinacurra did not make the same use of the elements as their opposition did in the opening half. Liam traded a point with Sigerson in the opening minutes, while the Ballinacurra midfielder struck two points on the trot. Liam added two more points from play for O’Neill’s but Ballinacurra seemed to pull a few points back all the time. However, with the O’Neill’s halfback line in total control, and Ger Holland stamping his authority in the mid-Field area, Ballinacurra were not able to get into the game as much as they wished. Liam and Lukey were on a roll with scores, and they kept the

scoreboard man busy for the last few minutes of the game as they popped over a few points to leave the final score as 2-13 to 1-9.

TEAM: Eugene Kenefick, Dave Colbert, Eoin Griffin, Tony Motherway, Donough O’Flynn, Tommy Lawton, Michael Paul Bailey, Ger Holland, Mark Hayes, Liam O’Driscoll, Colin Ryan, Richie Butler, Luke Swayne, Shane Harrington, Alan Hayes. Subs used; Noel O’Driscoll for Richie Butler, Alan Brett for Colin Ryan. REF. Pa. Beausang (Midleton).


Saturday, July 23rd in Midleton: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Aghada in the U21 Hurling Championship at 7pm Wednesday, July 27th in Riverstown: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Blarney in the Co. MHC at 7.30pm Monday, August 8th at St. Finbarr’s: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. St. Finbarr’s in the Co. MFL at 7.30pm

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Captain Karl O’Toole was very impressive at midfield, while Danny Cunningham and Owen Cosgrove swept up lots of ball in the half-back line. It looked as if this one point lead would not be sufficient, but in the second half we got a great start with a fine pointed free from David Kelly, followed by a four-goal blitz courtesy of Olan Broderick, Paul Delaney (2) and Ryan McCarthy, to put us in a commanding position. Erins Own fought back with two goals of their own, but we held on for victory on a scoreline of 4-3 to 2-1.

This was a very entertaining game and we look forward to welcoming Erins Own back to Páirc Uí Chinnéíde on Saturday for a ‘cluiche peile!’

TEAM: David Kelly, Oisin McCarthy, Patrick Barry, Darragh O’ Connor, Daniel Lucey, Danny Cunningham, Owen Cosgrove, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Paul Delaney, Karl O’Toole, Olan Broderick, Dara Motherway, Ryan McCarthy, Jonathan Guerin, Robert Sinclair, George Sinclair and Richie Landers.

Across the county bounds, our Fé 9 hurlers headed east for Dungarvan, where we had a great battle with the locals, and bainisteoir Colin was very happy with the effort from all eleven players.

Darragh Buckley, Ciaran O’Rourke and Padraig Landers in particular benefitted from their week’s coaching with impressive performances, while Ciaran Leahy was scorer-in-chief in the forwards. Well done the boys in green! TEAM: Padraig Landers, Ciaran O’Rourke, Robbie Treacy, Remy Bernard, Darragh Buckley, Ben O’Connor, Ciaran Leahy, David Scully, Paul Kent, Ben Jennings and Christian Coughlan.


Family Fun Day

Dungourney Results

THE annual GAA Fun Day takes place on Junior B Hurling Saturday, July 30th from 2pm. Lots of fun Championship: and entertainment for young and old including Bouncy Castles, Music & Bar in the Dungourney 5-15 Cloyne 0-01 Marquee, Fun Races, Long Puck, Penalty The Dungourney Junior B team travelled to Kick & sport for all. €5 entry for all (€20 Ballinacurra on Saturday night last to take for a family). on Cloyne’s third team. Results: Minor A Football Championship Unfortunately, the contest turned into a bit 2nd round: Cobh 2-9 Youghal 0-6 of a mismatch as Cloyne were weakened by having used a lot of their players in the Senior and Junior championship already. HavFixtures: Wednesday, July 20th: U16HL to Russell ing said that,

Rovers at 7.30pm MH Championship on July 24th away to our lads played very well and ran up a fine score, scoring five goals - one for Bill Ahern Sam Maguires. and two each for Frank Hegarty and Martin Dancing at Cobh GAA Club on Saturday, Hennessy, as well as fifteen points. July 23rd - music by Anna & Pure Gold.

So, at the end of the day, a win is a win, but there will be tougher challenges to come. Well done lads.

TEAM: David Hennessy, Warren McCarthy, Will Daly, Carl Kiely, James McCarthy, John Cody, Stephen Hickey, Brian Rogers, Bill Ahern, Ritchie O’Neill, John Ronayne, Kevin Rohan, John Hickey, Frank Hegarty, Martin Hennessy. Sub: Michael Rigney for Carl Kiely inj.


Lotto results from July 11th: Numbers drawn were 4, 22 and 23. No winner. Lucky dip: €35 - John and Francis Hennessy, €25 - Anne and David Moore, €15 - Frank Hegarty. Next week’s jackpot is €6,600.


Junior 2 Hurling League vs. Bride Rovers in Rathcormac on Wednesday, July 20th at 7.45pm.

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Lehane points the way for Midleton


East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship: Midleton 1-13 Erin’s Own 0-13 MIDLETON progressed through to the quarter-final of the East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship last Saturday evening with a one goal victory over Erin’s Own in Rostellan. Midleton had the continued services of Cork Inter-County star Conor Lehane - and he made a serious difference to the outcome of this one.

Midleton went two points behind after two early points, one from play from Ian Quinlan and a free pointed by Martin Buckley. In between these scores, Erin’s Own lost their midfielder Sean Crowley who pulled a hamstring and it was a significant blow to the men from Caherlag, losing their centre-field player so early in the game. Midleton came to life from the eighth minute onwards, when Conor Lehane struck two scores from play and a Tommy Wallis free, plus a score from Paul Barry gave the ‘Magpies’ a two point lead after the opening quarter.

The first half wasn’t the most exciting hurling seen this year but to their credit - Midleton stuck to their game plan and got a lot of ball to Lehane who put over a further three points, with Paul Barry and Michael Keohane also pointing for Midleton. Erin’s Own could only muster up a further two points before the break and looked to be in trouble, trailing by 0-9 to 0-4.

Conor Lehane, pictured in action against Na Piarsaigh last year, played a huge part in both wins: on Friday night for the Cork U21 team and on Saturday for the Midleton Junior side

The second half was much more entertaining, with both sides coming out to play, and Erin’s Own fought back strongly, with a couple of well-taken scores from Ciaran O’Leary. Conor Lehane was still doing damage for Midleton, but the men from Caherlag showed a lot more accuracy, and Martin Buckley was beginning to find his range, with free after free raising white flags for Erin’s Own. Buckley levelled the game with fourteen minutes to go but, just when Erin’s Own had the bit be-

Aghada Under 10 footballers have clearly had their Weetabix!

THE Aghada Under Tens celebrated Independence Day, July 4th, with a trip to the Pike Field in Glanmire for two ten-a-side games that were high on skill and played in a very sporting manner. Well done to a very disciplined Glanmire team and sporting team of selectors and parents who ensured that a fun but high quality game was played. The crowd who came to see this game were treated to two great

The Aghada 2011 Feile team

games, showcasing the talent evident in East Cork. On Field 1 we had mixed fortunes winning one game and losing the second. Key players for Aghada were Danny Kavanagh, who marked his man out of the game, Daniel Gilroy who handled the ball well and put another fine performance under his belt, and Rory O’Connell who showed class in all areas of the field. On Field 2 we again saw mixed fortunes, with both games very

even. On aggregate a draw, we think…

Craig Healy was most impressive, showing a great drive and always making the right decision when in possession. Dylan Buckley was a sharpshooter, sticking over a number of longrange efforts, as was Michael Coppinger who was our most potent attacker in the second game. Max Ahern put in a stellar performance including a great piece of skill which

showed his great creativity with the football when the ball bounced over his and his man’s head. Max turned, leapt up, punching the ball over his own head and his man’s head, turned again, and caught the ball before setting us off on another attack. A fine piece of individual skill. Ciaran O Driscoll was tight on his man throughout and the two Bens - O’Driscoll and Walsh put in a fine 40 minutes. Gavin Kirrane was solid in goals.

tween their teeth, disaster struck in the form of Midleton’s fullforward Michael Keohane who struck a ball played in by Jamie O’Mahony beautifully into the bottom right-hand corner of the Erin’s Own net, giving Kieran Murphy no chance.

Midleton never looked back after that and kept the goal difference right through to Denis O’ Flynn’s final whistle. The big difference between the sides was the availability of Conor Lehane and the forward star contributed seven points from play.

Lehane 0-7, M Keohane 1-1, T Wallis 0-3f, P Barry 0-2, J O’Mahony 0-1 ERIN’S OWN: M Buckley 0-7 (6f) C O’Leary 0-3, I O’Mahony, I Quinlan and C O’Mahony 0-1 each. MIDLETON: J Loftus; A Cahill (Capt) A Kearney, C Leahy; P O’Keefe, K Burke, L Coughlan; S Ryan, T Wallis; K Ryan, P Barry, C Lehane; D O’Brien, M Keohane, J O’Mahony. Sub used: I Fitzpatrick. ERIN’S OWN: K Murphy; C Dooley, R Aherne, N Fouhy; K Fenton, R O’Carroll, C Geary; S Crowley, I O’Mahony; D O’Flynn, I Quinlan; C O’Mahony; C O’Leary, M Buckley, D Ryng. Subs used: M Murphy, C O’Callaghan and P Walsh. REFEREE: Denis O’Flynn (Fr. O’Neill’s).

Cloyne GAA Lotto


NEXT Jackpot €3,500. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 13 and 28. Bonus number was 23. No winner. Match 3 and Bonus: No winner.

5 match 3s each receives €30: Ann Naughton, Sculleen; Tony O’Shea c/o John O’Lomasney; Anne Lane c/o Ladbrokes; Mick Clarke, Maytown and Siobhán O’Brien, c/o Fergal O’Brien. Jonathon Mahony was a powerhouse up front also smashing over a few great points. Rory Bawden also obviously had his Weetabix as he hit a shot so powerful in the second game that it broke the goalposts!

So, overall, a good night’s work for this team, their skills were to the fore and they expressed themselves very well!

Feile 2011

On Thursday, June 30th, we welcomed Sarsfields of Kildare to Aghada. A great time was had by players and mentors as we were welcomed up at St. Michael’s of Mahon for a feast of football. With the wonderful condition of the St. Michael’s grounds and the sun now shining the scene was set and the ball was thrown in. Sarsfield Kildare were first up for Aghada and this game was played out in the most sporting of manners, where we had to give way to an extremely strong Sars’ performance. Best for Aghada were Ed Leahy, Matthew Leahy and Tadgh Gilroy. Next up were host club St. Michael’s, and with home advantage and a large crowd behind them we knew we could be up against it, but this was a slightly better performance than our opening game with Michael’s coming out on top by a couple of goals.

That evening our panel descended on Cork City for the parade where colour and craic was the order of the evening.

On Friday, we made for Mahon to complete our fixtures where Douglas, who had previously beaten us well in the championship awaited. Our lads were well up for this one with Colin O’Reilly in goals pulling off some smart saves. John Looney slotted home a well-taken penalty with Cein O’Driscoll and Paul Daly pulling the string at midfield. With time up and Aghada winning by a point, the Douglas full-forward caught a mighty ball and raised a green flag to break Aghada hearts. Going in to our final game we were playing Watty Graham’s of Derry, who knew they had to win by six goals to stand a chance of qualifying for the finals. Our boys battled hard to the end, with Aaron Butler, Mark Healy and Stephen O’Halloran - who also scored a fine goal - showing up well, to ensure Watty’s wouldn’t reach their target.

That evening we had a BBQ back in Rostellan, with traditional music being played, followed by a disco where everyone danced the evening away.

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All square in Russell Rovers Riverstown Summer Camp 2011 thriller


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


Patrick Cronin was very influential for Bishopstown, who came from behind to earn a replay with Bride Rovers CHAMPIONSHIP survival give Ken O’Halloran no chance It was now hectic stuff, as Bride was the prize at stake here, and it as Rovers led by 2-3 to 0-8 at the Rovers put up the barricades brought out the best in both interval. with Brian Murphy back in desides, as Bride Rovers came On the resumption, Bishop- fence, and with the third midback from the brink in normal stown - with Cronin’s height still fielder limiting the effect of Pa time, while it was Bishopstown a factor - began to get a grip on Cronin, the chances were few that had to come from behind to the game and, while Barry and and far between. Cronin did snatch a draw in extra time, and Brian Murphy along with Liam manage to snatch a point to force a replay in this 3rd round Forde and Brendan Walsh of- leave just the minimum between contest in the Evening Echo fered stern resistance, it did look the sides, while the game was sponsored Cork Senior Hurling as if the game might be slipping tied up again with Ronan ConChampionship. away from the East Cork side, as way landing the equaliser with fine points from Eoghan Mc- just two minutes remaining. There was little to choose be- Carthy (2) Denis Crowley, tween the sides throughout the Ronan Conway and Pa Cronin Neither side could manage a opening half, with Patrick (2) pushed Bishopstown into a winner, and so the sides will Cronin and Barry Johnson ex- three-point lead, as only Padraig have to meet again to decide changing early points, while Murphy sub Jerome O’Driscoll who remains in contention. Ronan Conway had the sides and Barry Johnson could find level for a third time before the target for Rovers. The never- The replay will most likely go Cronin edged the city side in say-die spirit was seen once ahead on Sunday or Monday as front after a tight opening quar- again, and with Brian Murphy Jamie O’Sullivan and Ken ter. Brian Murphy was rock solid now in attack, the Rathcormac O’Halloran will be involved for Bride Rovers while Paul outfit conjured up three quick with the Cork Senior FootHonohan, Michael Power and points in the closing three min- ballers. Pa Cronin were prominent for utes to send the game into extraBRIDE ROVERS: S Ryan 2-2, B Bishopstown, who were caught time. Johnson 0-8, J Mannix 0-2, J on the hop on 20 minutes as O’Driscoll, P Murphy and M Collins 0Sean Ryan ghosted in behind the In the opening period, Bride 1 each. defence to score the opening Rovers continued where they BISHOPSTOWN: D Crowley 1-1, P goal of the game and to put left off and four quick points Cronin 0-7, R Conway 0-4, T Murray, E Bride Rovers back in front. from Michael Collins, sub Jason McCarthy and M Power 0-2 each. Mannix (2) and Barry Johnson BRIDE ROVERS: D Fitzgerald, A Collins, B Walsh, S Kearney, B MurThey had to come from behind had them in a strong position phy, Barry Murphy, L Forde, J Pratt, B again before half-time as Bish- until a long ball in was dropped Johnson, M Collins, M Kearney, P opstown points from Tomas by Walsh with Denis Crowley Murphy, C O’Keeffe, S Ryan and D Murray, Michael Power (2) and touching the ball past Denis Dooley. Subs used S Boyce, J Ronan Conway had the ‘Town Fitzgerald to keep Bishopstown O’Driscoll and J Mannix. BISHOPSTOWN: K O’Halloran, B back in front coming up to the in the hunt. Tomás Murray tied Lane, S O’Neill, I Jones, D Hickey, P short whistle, yet it was Bride the scores once again, but late Honohan, J O’Sullivan, J Murphy, P Rovers that went in at half-time points from Sean Ryan and Cronin, R Conway, M Power, E Mcin front, following a second Barry Johnson saw Bride Rovers Carthy, B Murray, D Crowley and T Murray. Ryan goal as he brilliantly con- take a two point lead into the REFEREE: John Sexton, Ballyea. nected with an overhead pull to final ten minutes.

IT COULD have been the south of France in Shanagarry last week, with the wonderful weather enjoyed by all during the Russell Rovers GAA Summer Camp held at the GAA pitch in Shanagarry.

Five coaches appointed by the Cork County Board, along with Sheila Beausang and Michelle Smiddy, with help from the parents ensured that over 100 children had fun in the sun as they played hurling & football games for the week, and on Thursday, all the children welcomed Paudie O’Sullivan to the camp, where Paudie was asked questions such as, ‘What was the best goal you scored?’, ‘Who was

your toughest opponent?’ ‘Who’s better, you or the Rock?’ ‘Where did the Rock get his name?’ And so on! A special thanks to Paudie from all in Russell Rovers for attending the camp and taking the time to interact with all the children and answer all those questions.

The camp finished up with another massive BBQ, when all the children were served burgers and hotdogs by well-known East Cork BBQ chef, Dave Cahill.

leagh/Ita’s in Shanagarry in the hurling league last week.

Russell Rovers U13s

Date for you calendar: U13 Hurling Blitz will be held in Shanagarry during the weekend of August 6th for the Blue Jeans Festival. More details to follow later.

Russell Rovers U12s

Date for you calendar: The U12s will travel to Semple Stadium, Thurlus on August 10th to take on Inagh/Kilnamona, Cappawhite & St. Kieran’s in a hurling blitz. More details to follow closer to the time.

Russell Rovers U14s

Last chance for Waterford hurlers this weekend We done to the U14s who beat Midleton, in Midleton and Kil-

LOYAL supporters of the Déise hurlers will travel to Thurles on Sunday, more hopeful than confident that Waterford can remain in championship contention. Opponents Galway are raging hot favourites but have never beaten Waterford in championship competition. They have not met too often of course, but Waterford will have to show a vast improvement on their Munster Final display


if they are to remain in this year’s All-Ireland series.

The Waterford footballers made their exit last Saturday in Limerick, so it will be back to championship action in the near future - especially if the hurlers are defeated

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Castlemartyr remain in contention East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship: Castlemartyr 0-19 Killeagh 1-14 CASTLEMARTYR can still harbour the dream of being the first ever side to win three East Cork Oil Junior A’Hurling Championships in a row, after a very hard-fought victory over Killeagh in Aghavine last Thursday evening, where no ash was spared, and every player on the field of play gave it their all for their cause.

Castlemartyr has a significant breeze at their backs in the opening half and, in the first five minutes they led by three points as Sean Hennessy, Barry Lawton and Adrian Bowens all found the target. Killeagh responded with a score from play from Noel O’Connor, but instantly Bowens was on target for the ‘Reds.’ Killeagh levelled matters on the seventh minute of this highly entertaining match, when a long ball in was batted down into the path of Noel O’Connor, who struck first time and connected


beautifully for the goal that brought the sides level at 1-1 to 0-4. Castlemartyr then pulled away again, as Brian O’Tuama and Sean Hennessy raised white flags in a three minute spell. Killeagh could have had the lead on the sixteenth minute, but Kevin Lane’s shot was batted away at point-blank range by Castlemartyr’s goalkeeper, David Fleming. This gave the holders a lift and, when the half-time whistle went, Castlemartyr led by three points. Castlemartyr started brightest in the early stages of the second half, with Jimmy Smiddy sending over three scores to Killeagh’s one point in response. Slowly but surely Killeagh chipped away at the Castlemartyr lead. Kevin Lane for Killeagh was excellent and summed it up with a sideline cut from ‘45’ out that whistled over the

Castlemartyr bar. Lane again pointed in the 58th minute to level this one for the third time and, with extra time looming, it took something special out of Castlemartyr to seal victory. It came in the form of two late scores from play off the sticks of Brian O’Tuama and Sean Hennessy to keep their champi-

onship hopes alive. Make no mistake about it: they were given one hell of a fight by a Killeagh side that can look back on a fine display, as they lost nothing at all in defeat.

Castlemartyr will now play Carrigtwohill in the 3rd round and St. Ita’s await the winners of that

Champions Castlemartyr just survived against Killeagh

one in the quarter-final.

SCORERS FOR CASTLEMARTYR: J Smiddy 0-6 (4f) S Hennessy 04, Brian O’Tuama and Barry Lawton 0-3 each, A Bowens 0-2, Brian Lawton 0-1. KILLEAGH: K Lane 0-8 (6f) S Scully 1-1, J O’Connor 0-3, M Fitzgerald and N O’Connor 0-1 each. CASTLEMARTYR: D Fleming; O Smiddy, R O’Donovan, Barra O’Tuama; D O’Keefe, B Smiddy, D

McAuliffe; Brian Lawton, A Bowens (Capt); J Smiddy, S Hennessy, Brian O’Tuama; D O’Tuama, E O’Keefe, Barry Lawton. Sub used: M Bowens. KILLEAGH: D Meade (Capt); T O‘Connor, S O’Brien, K Scully; B Keniry, J Walsh, I Cahill; M Fitzgerald, J Fogarty; G Collins, N O’Connor, D Walsh; K Lane, J O’Connor, S Scully. Subs used: S Treacy and J O’Mahony. REFEREE: James Birmingham (Bride Rovers).

Killeagh fight their way back into championship draw Evening Echo County Senior Hurling Championship: Killeagh 0-14 Bishopstown 0-9

KILLEAGH fought their way back into the championship draw after a spirited win over a Bishopstown side who left their scoring hurleys after them in Caherlag last week, when the missed some unreal chances especially during the second half. The game, played on an excellent surface at Caherlag, never got going as a spectacle and rarely was their any excitement heard from either sets of supporters during the game.

leagh goal on a night that was ideal for hurling.

They were made to pay dearly for these mistakes as Killeagh didn’t allow them to advance inside their 40 and kept them shooting from distances. Killeagh finished the stronger as the veteran, Joe Deane, struck three points to put daylight between the sides. Bishopstown had little time to recover for their loss to Killeagh as they faced another East Cork side last Saturday evening when they took on Bride Rovers at the Riverstown venue. The loser here will be in a relegation battle so Bride Rovers will be hoping to get their campaign back on track at the expense of the city side.

The game really needed a goal to spice things up, but neither side really threatened Bernard Rochford or his counterpart, Ken O’Halloran.

Bishopstown got the ball rolling from the throw-in when Tomás Murray raised a white flag after 20 seconds of play. Joe Deane, who was unerring from placed balls during the game, had his first point on the board from a 20m free. Sean Long and Deane added a point a piece before Cork senior, Pa Cronin, struck a 70m free between the posts. This was the most exciting period in the game with Murray and Andrew Walsh sharing scores while the ‘Town’s Denis Crowley kept them in the game with a well-taken point on the quarter of an hour mark. Bugsy Barry hit two points, one from near the sideline, to extend Killeagh’s lead, a lead they would not surrender for the re-

Brendan Barry tries to break through the Bishopstown defence. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

mainder of the game. Eoghan Loughlin got on the scoreboard and Deane struck another free to put five points between the sides. However, Bishopstown finished the opening half with points from Murray and Cronin to let it

a two point game at the short whistle.

It took seven minutes for the first score in the second half, from the stick of Joe Deane, when he pointed a free which resulted

from a Bishopstown player picking the ball off the ground. Ronan Conway brought Bishopstown to the minimum when he popped over two points for the ‘Town, but it was Deane again from a placed ball - who ex-

tended the East Cork men’s lead. Bishopstown were guilty of some woeful shooting during this half, which resulted in numerous attacks - both from play and from dead ball situations, going on either side of the Kil-

SCORERS: Killeagh J. Deane 0-8, (06 frees, 0-1 65), A. Walsh, B. Barry 0-2 each, S. Long , E. Loughlin 0-1 each. Bishopstown: T. Murray 0-4 frees, R. Conway 0-2, P. Cronin 0-2 (0-1 free), D. Crowley 0-1. KILLEAGH: B. Rochford, P. McCarthy, C. Fogarty, P. McGrath, B. Collins, K. Lane, C. Fogarty, L. Collins, P/ O’Neill, B. Barry, A. Keniry, A. Walsh (Capt.), E. Loughlin, S. Long, J. Deane. Subs; David Cahill for Loughlin, Mark Landers for L. Collins. BISHOPSTOWN: K. O’Halloran, B. Lane, A. O’Neill, I. Jones, D. Hickey, P. Honahan, D. Lester, J. Murphy, P. Cronin, R. Conway, M. Power, W. McCarthy, B. Murray, D. Crowley, T. Murray. Subs; Jamie O’Sullivan for Hickey, Brian Coffey for McCarthy. REF: Dave Copps (Ballyhea).

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

Watergrasshill and Valley Rovers must meet again


East Cork GAA fixtures

TUESDAY, JULY 26TH: JHL Div 3 Sec 1: Russell Rovers vs. Killeagh at Russell Rovers, 7.30pm Round 3.


Watergrasshill 0-18 Valley Rovers 1-15 AET

Junior A Hurling Championship: Midleton 1-12 Erin’s Own 0-12 Round 2 Killeagh 1-14 Castlemartyr 0-19 Round 2 ET

Junior B Hurling Championship: Midleton 2-12 Sarsfields 1-13 Round 1 ET Cloyne 0-11 Dungourney 5-15 Round 1 ET Youghal 0-10 Killeagh 0-8 Round 1 ET Watergrasshill 0-16, Carraig na bhFearr 1-14 Round 1 ET.

REBEL ÓG RESULTS Central Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship: Castlelyons 0-14 Midleton 1-16 Charleville 3-16 Sarsfield 2-16 Duhallow 2-21 Glen Rovers 7-13 Central Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship: Carbery Rangers 0-13,Watergrasshill 3-19 Cloughduv 1-5 Blarney 2-16 Kiltha Óg 5-13 St. Brogan’s 5-16 Na Piarsaigh 2-7 Bishopstown 4-11 Central Fe 14 Premier 2 Hurling League (2): Russell Rovers 4-13 Killeagh/Ita’s 6-3.

No quarter was asked or given in this tight contest with everyone putting their bodies on the line FOR the second day in a row, a match took extra time at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday, yet the sides could not be separated, and so Watergrasshill and Valley Rovers will have to replay, before Inniscarra will know their opponent in the 4th round of the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship. Both sides will feel that they could have won it, yet Watergrasshill, who were ten points up early in the second half, will be disappointed to have let that lead slip away.

In truth, Valley Rovers were always in the hunt, but poor shooting by their midfield and forwards saw them waste several good chances, and when they did begin to find the range in the closing quarter, it was Watergrasshill that were hanging on. A goal from Eamon Collins was the boost that Valley needed and that score, with ten minutes remaining, brought them to within four points of the ‘Hill, who had been defending sternly with Sean O’Callaghan and Eddie Enright doing well. Once Valley found the range, they quickly clawed their way back into contention with a terrific point from Brian Lehane and three from Collins - the final

one a minute into injury time, to bring the sides level at 0-14 to 111. That was in contrast to the opening half where a Watergrasshill side with Anthony Cronin superb, ran the show and points from John Halbert, Pa Cronin, Paudi Cahill, Anthony Cronin and Paddy O’Regan helped the East Cork side into a 0-12 to 0-3 interval lead, with only Eoin Manning (0-2) and Daragh Crowley getting on the scoresheet for Valley Rovers.

There was a stiff breeze that assisted Watergrasshill in the opening half but, up until the goal, Watergrasshill looked to have sufficient control to see it through to the finish. Once the goal came it sparked Valley into life with Chris O’Donovan driving them on and it was the ‘Hill

that were hanging on at the finish. Watergrasshill managed just two points in the second half, so the breeze was certainly a contributing factor as the game went into extra time.

Neither side would give an inch, with both sides adding a further two points apiece in the first period of extra time, as John Halbert and Jason Foley were on target for the ‘Hill, while Eamon Collins and Ray O’Donovan replied for Valley. Valley then went in front through Collins, before Paddy O’Regan tied the game once more. Sub Shane O’Regan then edged Watergrasshill in front, but Eoin Manning - who got the opening point for Valley - proved to be their hero and, when referee James Dorgan blew the full-time whis-

Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League update tle, the sides were still level, and it will now take a replay to decide who goes forward to meet Inniscarra in the fourth round.

WATERGRASSHILL: J Halbert 0-5, P O’Regan and P Cahill 0-3 each, A Cronin and P Cronin 0-2 each, S O’Regan, J Foley and N O’Riordan 0-1 each. VALLEY ROVERS: E Collins 1-7, R O’Donovan 0-3, E Manning 0-2, T Burke, B Lehane and D Coughlan 0-1 each. WATERGRASSHILL: A Foley, E O’Reilly, E Enright, W O’Leary, D McCarthy, S O’Callaghan, G Hogan, P O’Regan, A Cronin, J Foley, N O’Riordan, J Halbert, P Cronin, E Barry and P Cahill. Subs used W Connolly, S O’Regan and K Coakley. VALLEY ROVERS: W Burke, C Lynch, N O’Donovan, F Coughlan, J Hurley, C O’Donovan, D Lynch, R O’Donovan, D Crowley, M O’Brien, E Collins, B Lehane, S O’Sullivan, T Burke and E Manning. Subs used D Coughlan, J Burke and T Fitzgerald. REFEREE: James Dorgan, Nemo Rangers.

72 GAMES, with no postponed or walkover matches and just one suspension, is an example of what a fantastic success this brand-new groundbreaking league has been.

18 teams, 9 from Imokilly and 9 from Avondhu have battled it out to this stage and four teams remain: Midleton and Sarsfields from Imokilly and Newtownshandrum and Charleville from Avondhu. Now the semi-finals are set and we are in for a cracking end of league finale.

The sponsors, Cavanagh’s of Fermoy, have been fantastic, giving a car to the winner and their support for this event has been deeply appreciated.

Semi-finals: Monday, July 25th at 7.30pm in Carraig na bhFearr Sarsfields vs. Charleville. Ref. Jer O’Connell) Monday, July 25th in Ballyhooley Newtownshandrum vs. Midleton

The first ever Avondhu / Imokilly League Final will be held in Fermoy on the weekend of July 30th.

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

Dazzling Cork defy Tipp in Thurles thriller


Munster U21 Hurling semi-final: Cork 4-19 Tipperary 1-21 Cork booked their place in this season’s Bord Gais Energy U21 Hurling Munster Final with a dazzling display in Thurles last Friday night. Billed as a do-ordie night for Cork hurling, the U21 stars on show deserve plenty of credit for turning in a magnificent performance, although team boss Ger Fitzgerald rightly points out that the side have won nothing yet. A game that produced 45 scores in 60 minutes is certainly one that lived up to its billing and the displays by both sides warrant mention.

Nevertheless, this performance was just what the doctor ordered after the senior loss to Galway and a number of the players who played supporting roles on that occasion stepped into the limelight to play leading roles, with Midleton duo Luke O’Farrell and Conor Lehane turning in top-class displays. Not far behind in a superb attack were Dean Brosnan and Jamie Coughlan, while dual star Aidan Walsh chipped in with a crucial goal that could yet make goal of the season, as the Kanturk man showed, skill, invention and superb ball control before finishing to the net. Just as in the senior game, Cork started in whirlwind fashion and - helped by a Luke O’Farrell

with Christopher Joyce, William Egan, Jamie Nagle, Seamus Corry and Mark Ellis all doing well in front of the reliable Darren McCarthy who brought off one great save.

A goal by Conor Lehane ushered Cork back in front, but Tipperary again came back to draw level, with Noel McGrath and Adrian Ryan landing points as the champions were now matching Cork score for score.

Luke Farrell, Cork, in action against Sean O’Brien, Tipperary. (Photo: Barry Cregg, Sportsfile)

goal and some superb points from Aidan Walsh, Jamie Coughlan, Seamus Farrell and Dean Brosnan - Cork led by 1-7 to just 0-1 after a hectic opening ten minutes. Gradually, however, the All-Ireland champions edged their way back into contention with free-taker John O’Dwyer finding his range, while a goal from Brian O’Meara helped the

Premier County to draw level by the 18th minute.

One wondered would a similar collapse happen to Cork as it did against Galway, but there were no signs of surrender on view on this occasion as Cork powered on again, helped by a goal from Dean Brosnan and, at half-time, they led by 2-10 to 1-10, which

was not a lot given the good start that they had gotten.

On the resumption, it was really put up to the young rebels to show their true worth as Tipperary - with four points - hit the front for the first time as O’Dwyer and Sean Curran found the target. There was no panic as Cork continued to battle hard

As in every such contest there comes a turning point and a defining moment, and this was provided by football star Aidan Walsh who showed tremendous skill to control the ball before firing home his side’s fourth goal, which was quickly followed by points from Michael O’Sullivan and Conor Lehane, as Cork opened up a five point gap with ten minutes remaining. The introduction of Damien Calahane at full-back also strengthened the Cork defence and they pushed on in the closing stages, adding some superb points to copper-fasten a vital victory.

William Egan closed out the scoring with a long-range free, but it was the contribution of 416 from play that will have most pleased the Cork selectors, as

Junior B Hurling Championship Round Up THE East Cork Junior B Hurling Championship took centre stage over the weekend with five games taking place. All bar one were close contests and could have gone either way.

Midleton 2-12 Sarsfields 1-13

Midleton’s season goes from strength to strength and on Friday night in Lisgoold they again came out on top in their joust with Sarsfields, in what was an above average game in this grade. In the end, Midleton emerged with a two point victory after a great game.

Cloyne 0-11 Dungourney 5-15

Last year’s beaten finalists, Dungourney showed that they could be the side to beat again this year and their ability to get goals proved to be the key against a game Cloyne outfit.

In the end ,Dungourney ran out comfortable winners.

Tipperary got all bar 1-6 of their total from placed balls.

Cork will now face the winner of the Clare/ Limerick semi-final on August 3rd and a repeat of this effort would surely secure a Munster title. Cork are not, however, counting their chickens just yet and the selectors will be hoping that the players can stay injury-free as they have a lot of club games to play between now and the final. This victory was, however, just what the doctor ordered and will be a huge shot in the arm for Cork hurling. Clare were Munster Minor Hurling champions two years ago and, if they overcome Limerick, they will provide serious opposition in the final.

CORK: C Lehane 1-4, L O’Farrell 1-3, J Coughlan 0-5, D Brosnan 1-2, A Walsh 1-1, M O’Sullivan 0-2 and S Farrell 0-1. TIPPERARY: J O’Dwyer 0-11, B O’Meara 1-1, N McGrath 0-3, S Curran 0-2, K Morris and J O’Neill 1-1each. CORK: D McCarthy, C Joyce, E Finn, S Corry, J Nagle, W Egan. M Lillis, S Farrell, D Roche, D Brosnan, C Lehane, A Walsh, L O’Farrell, M O’Sullivan and J Coughlan. Subs used D Drake, D Calahane and E O’Sullivan. TIPPERARY: P Ryan, C Haugh, K O’Gorman, S O’Brien, B Stapleton, P Heffernan, J Barry, N McGrath, A Ryan, S Curran, P Murphy, B O’Meara, K Morris, J O’Neill and J O’Dwyer. Subs used J Gallagher, S Maher, M Sheedy and W Maher. REFEREE: Michael Wadding, Waterford.

with Declan Barron

Youghal 0-10 Killeagh 0-8

These two sides produced a fine contest at the Fr. O’Neill’s ground and, here again, just two points separated the sides at the end of an absorbing contest. The result could have gone either way, but Killeagh’s third side gave a fine account of themselves.

Watergrasshill 0-16 Carraig na bhFearr 1-14

It certainly was a busy weekend for Watergrasshill and, after a cracking contest, Carraig na bhFearr just came home in front with a point to spare. The goal proved to be the difference at the finish of another mighty effort from both sides.

Ballinacurra 1-8 Fr. O’Neill’s 2-13

Played at the Shanagarry venue this was perhaps an upset as Fr .O’Neill’s deservedly ran out winners over a disappointing Ballinacurra, who will have to up their game in the County Championship this week. They can have no complaints last Sunday as Fr. O’Neill’s were worthy winners.

Killeagh in action against Youghal

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FOR the past two weeks we have taken our annual look-back at the season just ended. It is a look back through our eyes, at all of the teams that competed in the two divisions, and is neither a criticism nor a negative view of how we saw the teams play. It was a season that saw Inch win the Premier for the very first time in their history, and Clashmore win the 1st Division and promotion to the Premier, where they will be joined by Pinewood who finished as runners-up in the division. Inch, by winning the Premier, will become the first club in the WWEC League to play in the new Munster Cup competition a competition open only for winners of the top divisions in each league in Munster. Inch will play at home to Carrick United in the second round in October.

Clashmore and Pinewood replace Lismore, who were removed from the league for contravening Rule 37C of the WWEC Rules, and Accrington Celtic, who were relegated having finished last in the Premier. The WWEC League entered teams in the Oscar Traynor Cup and the Youth Inter League Competition. In the Oscar Traynor Cup the WWEC League were drawn in a three team group with Carlow and Wicklow. In early November, the WWEC selection travelled to Tullow to play an experienced Carlow team. The WWEC side scored

midway through the first half and held this lead until 15 minutes from the final whistle, when the whole team scored an equaliser. This was a very important point for the team, and they then had to wait until late January to play the Wicklow League at Cappoquin. This game should have taken place before Christmas, but the bad weather deemed this fixture could not be played until the end of January. Again, this game ended in a draw, one goal each, and so the WWEC went top of the group table on two points from two games, with both Carlow and Wicklow to play. With Wicklow at home, it was felt that the Garden County would progress to the open round, but word reached us that the two teams played out a scoreless draw, leaving the WWEC team to advance to the open round of the competition on goal difference. The draw for the next round was not kind to the WWEC, as the Limerick and District League was the opposition and, in Jackman Park, Limerick, the League travelled more in hope than confidence on Sunday, March 13th, as the Limerick side were regarded by everyone in junior football as the best and strongest inter-league team in the country, boasting at least seven players with League of Ireland experience. For 25 minutes the WWEC matched the Limerick side, until the home team scored and, when they added another before the break, the WWEC side was facing an uphill battle. In the second half, Limerick scored five times and, on the day, the gulf that ex-

ists in standard was highlighted by the result. While the result was disheartening, there was consolation in the fact that four of this WWEC team had played youth inter-league football the previous year, and the experience of playing against players of such a calibre can only help those players in the next few seasons. For a small league such as the WWEC, to come up against strong leagues such as Carlow and Wicklow and still top the league table has to be encouraging, more so when one knows that there are players within the WWEC League that, if they made themselves available for league selection, would strengthen the league selection.

The Youth Inter League team was in a group of four teams. The first game was at home to Kilkenny in November and, playing in Cappoquin, was a real cracker of a game. Kilkenny came as firm favourites to win, not just this game, but the competition itself. In a real cup tie, Kilkenny led by 2 goals to 1 goal with 15 minutes remaining and the WWEC attacking for the equaliser. As so often happens on such occasions, the attacking side left the defence vulnerable to a counter-attack and this was the case when Kilkenny broke away, having quelled an WWEC attack, from their own goal and the home defence stretched, the ‘Cats’ found the net and, in the last minute, they were awarded a penalty from which they scored to give a surreal score to the scoreline.

The next game was a trip to Cahir Park at the end of November to play the TS&DL. After a wonderful start, the WWEC were leading by 2 goals to nil, when the Tipperary management decided to bring on two substitutes with 15 minutes to halftime.

This made a vast difference to the home team and they pulled a goal back on the stroke of halftime. In the second half, the Tipperary side scored twice and it took two excellent saves from the home goalkeeper to deny the WWEC an equaliser, which on the day they deserved. The final group game was a home tie against the Waterford and District League at Cappoquin and at half-time, with the visitors leading by 2 goals to 1, a power failure saw the teams and officials waiting 25 minutes until the power fault was repaired. However, with a heavy frost descending, both managements and league committees, in consultation with the referee, decided to abandon the game.

As Kilkenny went on to win the group section there was no need to replay the game and, eventually, Kilkenny confirmed their favouritism as they won the competition defeating the Cork Youths in the final.

Overall, both inter-league teams acquitted themselves well, but with more commitment from players in both the Oscar Traynor and Youth Inter League, there is no doubt the results could be - and should be - much more different. Credit, however, to all the players and the management of both inter-league teams for their time and effort.


The opening Delegate Meeting of the new season, 2011/12 will be held at Lismore House Hotel on Monday night, July 25th, commencing at 8.30pm.

It is imperative that all clubs are present on the night as the draw for the Tony Bolger Cup will take place, and the dates for commencement of the League will also be announced. The clubs will also discuss the youth league for the coming season, as it is planned to have an U18 league. However, it is possible this age group may be changed to either U17 or U19, depending on the feedback from all the clubs.


At the FAI AGM in Ennis last weekend were Paddy Pollard, Chairman, MFA, Liam Fraser, WWEC Schoolboys and Paddy Tobin, Chairman, WWEC League

The An Post Soccer Summer Camp is progressing in the WWEC League at present. Last week an excellent camp was held at Ballybridge where the children had a wonderful week

Midleton FC Lotto results

RESULTS for Thursday, July 14th for a jackpot of €4,000. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 13 and 18. There was no winner.

Bonus draw of €1,000. The numbers drawn were 9, 20, 22 and 28. There was no winner. Lucky dip winners were Pat Taff (Eric), Tony O’Leary (Conor), E and C O’Halloran (Peter), Mairéad O’Driscoll (Leonard), Paul Horgan (Bawney), Theresa Horgan (Bawney), Catherine and JFK (Batt), Frank McCarthy (F. Murphy), Ollie Lynch (B. Lynch) and Mrs. Sheedy (Bawney).

The next lotto draw will be held on Thursday, July 21st in the Club House, Knockgriffin Park, for a jackpot of €4,250.


The Midleton FC AGM will take place on Wednesday, July at 8pm.

FAI Summer Camp Competition

Make sure to logon to and enter our competition for your chance to win one of two places up for grabs this summer. July 25th - 29th: FAI Summer Soccer School Camp at Midleton August 2nd - 4th: FAI Summer Goal Keeping Camp at Midleton.

of fun and enjoyment (see pictures).

This Monday the camp moves to Ardmore until July 25th and then on to Mogeely for the Mogeely camp commencing from July 25th to 29th. The Valley Rangers camp commences in Conna from August 1st to August 5th and the summer camps in the WWEC League concludes at Pablo Park with the Clashmore camp from August 8th to August 12th. The camps are 5 fun filled days open to boys and girls between 6-14 years of age of all ability levels and experience.

There is great fun with friendly and high quality coaches, exciting games, drills and activities. You train with your friends and make new ones. Those still wishing to join contact your local club immediately.


Last weekend the Football Association of Ireland held their AGM at the West County Hotel in Ennis. With a large attendance from throughout the country present, the delegates were informed that the Association made a small profit of €57,000, for 2010. The operating surplus was €3.6m and €1.4m was given in grants to affiliates. At present the debt to the bank stands at €50m but this will be cleared in 2020 the delegates were told.

CEO John Delaney informed the meeting that the Association is heading in the right direction and the new stadium, Aviva, proved

to be a wonderful investment by the FAI when the Europa Cup Final was played a few weeks back. The reports of the facilities at the stadium were positive throughout Europe after the game and it is hoped to have more such events take place in the near future. The AGM in Ennis was the climax to a week of football throughout the County Clare, with visits to clubs all over the county and €100,000 distributed by the FAI to the clubs in grants.

The WWEC League was represented at the AGM by League Chairman Paddy Tobin, and the WWEC Schoolboys by Liam Fraser. The AGM next year will take place in Letterkenny on Saturday, July 21st.


Through our notes we send congratulations to Tramore FC who was announced as Club of the Year at the AGM of the FAI in Ennis last weekend.

We saw their presentation at the weekend and it was excellent and over all, the work the club has done in the past number of years on and off the field of play saw them deservedly win the award. Well done to Paul and everyone involved with the club.


Application forms for the coming season’s FAI Junior Cup can be obtained from the League’s Hon. Secretary and at the Delegate Meeting next Monday night at the Lismore House Hotel.

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


5-a-side at Midleton FC On the ball with the Ballybridge FAI Soccer Summer Camp Saturday, Midleton FC held a five-a-side competition at Knockgriffin Park. Sponsored by Walllis’ Bar, the competition attracted 24 teams in total, with the final eight pictured before going into action in the cup and plate semi-finals.

Hard luck, Cappoquin

Schoolgirls football for coming season with Springfield Ramblers

THE Springfield Ramblers Schoolboys Football Club are preparing for the coming season with training for all teams starting shortly. The club is delighted to announce that we will be entering girls’ teams in the Schoolgirls League this season at Under 12, Under 14 & Under 16 levels and we invite any girls who would like to take part in these teams to contact Mary Guilfoyle on 0877530468 or the club at

THE Cappoquin Girls U14 Soccer team, pictured, lost out to Evergreen from Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi-Final last Friday night in Cappoquin, after a well-played game. Tough luck, ladies.

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WAX ON, WAX OFF... Youghal Suicide Awareness fundraiser at the Matrix

YOUGHAL Suicide Awareness Group held a very successful fundraiser at the Matrix Bar, Youghal. Three top class bands provided music, while later in the evening some clients were persuaded to part with their hair and others had some waxing done. Alas, we could not stay to witness those volunteers endure the pain of hair removal...

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Karen Walsh with John Griffin

David Mulcahy with Haley O’Callaghan

Norma Stone and Deirdre Plante

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Vincent Hennessy, Buff Murphy (who was one of the volunteers), Victor Scanlon and Jimmy Collins

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Tara Calil and Ciara O’Donoghue

Tracy Flynn, Sharon Murphy and Mellissa Poyntz

Philip and Deirdre Savage with Carmel and Liam Murphy

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Nine thousand ways to remember him... Friends pay tribute to

Youghal’s Batty Mulcahy - Denise FitzGerald writes

BATTY Mulcahy, RIP, was one of nature’s gentlemen whose kindness, love of life and fun was infectious.

He was a friend to many, and many were delighted to call him a friend. A group of Batty’s friends recently got together and decided to do something which would be a fitting tribute to this great colleague and friend.

As Batty had a great love of all sports, in particular the game of golf, they decided to hold a fundraising Golf Classic in his name. Thus, the Batty Mulcahy Memorial Day was organised for June 21st at Youghal Golf Club.

The response to the golf classic was incredible, with entry higher than anything expected, and with teams travelling from many parts of the country, as well as some who travelled from New York and Spain to honour their friend. An amazing amount of €9,000 was raised and the organisers wish to thank


CUNNINGHAM: Stephen Adam (Charlie), of Maryville, Carrigtwohill, tragically in New York, on Tuesday, July 12th. RIP. Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill on Monday last followed by burial afterwards in the local cemetery. MURPHY: Patrick (Pa), of Little Island, on Saturday, July 16th. RIP. Requiem Mass today, Wednesday, in St. Joseph’s Church, Little Island at 2pm, followed by burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigtwohill.

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In loving memory of Michael, late of Castleredmond, whose anniversary occurs on Friday, July 22nd. RIP. As we look upon his picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message, To my husband up above, Tell him how we miss him, And give him all our love. Always remembered by his loving wife and family.

In loving memory of Dick Rohan, who died on July 22nd, 2003. Your smiles we miss, Your laughter we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Sadly missed by your loving wife Pearl Rohan.

5th Anniversary

everybody who helped in any way to make this event so successful. Thanks to the teams who entered, sponsors of the tee boxes and of a very successful raffle, and of course to all the musicians who came along on the evening to entertain the golfers and ensure a very happy ending to a great day. Youghal Golf Club was the superb venue, with kind permission, and those attached to the Golf Club went to endless trouble to ensure that events ran smoothly.

Maurice Smiddy and his course staff commenced their day at 7am to have the course in pristine condition.

Emma Sheridan and her catering staff did a fantastic job feeding the hungry golfers with superb food, and Pa Forrest and his staff made sure that the lemonade and orange juice flowed for the thirsty.

Sincere thanks are extended to Jim Condon, Captain, Youghal Golf Club, Jim Kearney, President, Youghal Golf Club, Martina Hooley, Lady Captain and the members for the use of their magnificent golf course, and for their attendance at the presentation of prizes that evening.



8th Anniversary

Will those who think of them today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

The cheque presentation was held in Bertie Dempsey’s Bar, and our thanks are extended to Paul Dempsey and family for their kind hospitality in hosting the presentation. The amount raised of €9,000 is amazing, and a lot of consideration was given as to whom the money should be donated.

As there are many deserving causes, the decision was not an easy one but, in consultation with Marie, Elaine and Batty’s family, it was decided to donate the monies to the following local based charities: €1,500 Youghal Community Hospital €1,500 Midleton Workshop of COPE Foundation €1,000 Youghal Lifeboats €1,000 Youghal Meals on Wheels €1,000 Youghal Adult Literacy Group €1,000 Youghal Pipe Band €1,000 Youghal GAA Club Underage section €1,000 Youghal Rugby Club Underage Section.

Nine thousand ways of remembering their good friend, Batty Mulcahy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.


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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Permission sought by Mark and Melinda Dunphy for the construction of ground floor side extension, first floor extension to a dwellinghouse and all associated site works at 112 The Spires, Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Cork, during the public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We John & Edel Sreenan seek Planning Permission to (1) construct a ground floor extension at side of existing dwelling (2) alterations to existing elevations and associated site works at 91 Elm Grove, Sallybrook, Glanmire, Co. Cork. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL The Board of Management of Inch National School intend to apply for permission for construction of a hurling alley, all weather pitch and associated site works at Ballymackibbot, Killeagh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Thomas Russell is applying for permission to construct a Cubicle House with Machinery Shed, Effluent Tank & ancillary works at Titeskin, Aghada, Midleton, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Patrick Cashman on behalf of Michael Walsh seeks permission to construct a pitched roof over existing flat roofed annex, and installation of new window to said annex at Pier Cottage, Ballycotton. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Eileen & Oliver Mullane wish to apply for permission to demolish existing garage and construct new garage, utility and games room to the side of their existing dwelling at 'Kyeemagh', Newline, Brooklodge, Glanmire, Co. Cork. The application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, during its public opening hours and 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 Corcoran Engineers & Architects Tel: 021-4630101 intend to apply on behalf of James McGinley for permission for the construction of a new dwelling incorporating front wall of demolished original dwelling at Finure, Glanturkin, Gyleen, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I, Orla McGovern, wish to apply for full planning permission for change of use of 2 no. ground floor rooms from residential use to commercial use as clinical rooms for physical and holistic therapies at existing dwelling at Main Street, 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 at County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours Monday-Friday 9.00-4.00p.m. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Corcoran Engineers & Architects Tel: 0214630101 intend to apply on behalf of Ashling Dineen for permission for construction of a storey and a half style dwelling house, a detached garage, site entrance and new waste water treatment system along with all other associated site works at Loughaderry, 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 five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Maura Lucey seeks planning permission to construct a new dwelling house, domestic store and for alterations to existing entrance to provide a shared entrance at Copperalley Bridge, Brooklodge, Glanmire, Co. Cork. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Tadgh & Michael Lynch hereby apply for permission for demolition of existing derelict hall and construction of two no. two storey houses and associated site works located at Main Street, Glanmire, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.


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The Big Screen

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THE end is here and it rocks. There are a number of reasons 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' is the most satisfying of the Harry Potter films. First off, the story finally comes to its long-awaited conclusion. But the sheer velocity of the film also helps. This is a film that seems to literally charge at the viewer, and after seven movies necessarily weighed down by waiting for a big ending, the charge is exhilarating.

That charge does leave some blurs in its wake, however. Cherished characters who've been central to earlier films — Professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent), Professor Sybil Trelawney (Emma Thompson), even Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) — stream by with little more than a glance. But then if director David Yates had done a farewell tour of charming characters, it would have added an hour to the film's running time. Instead Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves wisely opt to focus on heroes Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint), Big Bad Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and the forever pending story of evil-or-is-he? Professor Severus Snape (Alan Rickman, born to the part). The time for details and enjoyable quirks is past; in 'Deathly Hallows Part 2' it's High Noon at Hogwarts and peripheral characters best stand back. The story itself is fairly straightforward. Harry's search for the magic objects that hold much of Voldemort's power has brought him back to his beloved school, Hogwarts. Voldemort knows Harry is hiding out in the halls and surrounds the school with a horde of evil minions. Both sides draw their wands and go at it. But of course it all eventually comes down to Harry versus Voldemort. And in the midst of all the chaos, the big questions that have hung over Harry throughout his life are resolved in a generally winning way, thanks to series author J.K. Rowling. It's doubtful anybody will be asking for a refund. 'Deathly Hallows Part 2' sends Harry & co. off into the pop culture pantheon on a thrilling high note. Well played. Well played indeed.



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Except he isn’t. Not according to his wife, anyway, who swears she doesn’t know him. And not according to another Dr. Martin Harris, a rather short-tempered man currently sharing her hotel room.

This is the nice little nightmare that starts off the new Liam Neeson movie, and like all nifty movie premises it comes with a price - unlike stage magicians, eventually film fantasists have to show you exactly how they tricked you. And woe to the perplexing mystery whose solution is 'It was all a dream.' But to its credit, 'Unknown' doesn’t do that. It’s tricky, but mostly plays fair - although you probably won’t guess the solution, you won’t feel you’ve been cheated once it’s revealed. And even if you do, you’ll have had some thrills along the way.

If the film had fewer car crashes and channeled a bit more le Carré, we’d get a better sense of Berlin and its own divided past — as briefly brought to life by Bruno Ganz as an old East German spy.

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But while it’s still concentrating on posing its questions, 'Unknown' makes a nice attempt at Hitchcock Lite, dropping a seemingly ordinary man into an out-of-the-ordinary experience and then watching him desperately trying to cope. It’s not “North by Northwest,” of course. But at least it’s heading in the right direction.


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WHAT is eaten by us at Christmas, is an indispensible part of Thanksgiving in the US, and used by women the year round? As most women will know, the answer is cranberries in some form, whether sweetened as a relish, or drunk to promote the health of the bladder.

Cranberries originated in North America where they were both eaten by Native Americans as a food and respected for their medicinal properties. The name is derived from their resemblance of their emerging flowers to the heads of the cranes (birds!) which frequent the bogs they grow on. Cranberry cultivation travelled to Europe - with the American native turkey - where they are now grown in peaty acid soils in Scandanavia and to a small degree in Scotland. However, North America is still by far the largest producer, on sandy peaty soils, where they are harvested underwater, float to the surface and are corralled and collected. American Indians enjoyed cranberries cooked and sweetened with honey or maple syrup - a cranberry sauce recipe that was likely a treat at early New England Thanksgiving feasts. By the beginning of the 18th century, the tart red berries were already being exported to England by the colonists. Cranberries were used by the Indians as a source of red dye, and medicinally, as a poultice for wounds since not only do their astringent tannins contract tissues and help stop bleeding, but we now also know that compounds in cranberries have many other benefits. Among the fruits and vegetables richest in health-promoting antioxidants berries, cranberries rank right up there at the top of the list.

They are particularly high in Vitamin C and were used by early colonists to treat rickets, but their principal benefits are due to their exceptional content of phytonutrient antioxidants which offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory benefits and are being investigated for their anti-tumour properties. It used to be thought that cranberries’ acidity helped prevent urinary tract infections but it’s now known that it is the action of one of their compounds which blocks bacteria from attaching to the bladder lining. They may also prove to be useful in preventing the attachment of helico bacter pylori to the stomach walls.

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How to take? The whole, raw berry is the best option, but failing that, unsweetened concentrated juice works well, about half a glass a day in orange juice or hot water for on-going prevention of cystitis. It shouldn’t be used by anyone on Warfarin.

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FRANKIE Gavin & De Dannan are currently in the middle of a 32 county tour of Ireland and will visit the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal on Sunday, August 14th at 8pm. In a move which Frankie Gavin states is largely motivated by the band’s wish to ‘lift the hearts of the Irish people during this extraordinary economic climate in Ireland’, the band will - for the most part - bring its music to local communities throughout

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A bank-able August weekend in Castlemartyr Guinness Kiltha River Trad Fest. in Castlemartyr THE diverse and exciting lineup for the second annual Guinness Kiltha River Trad Fest has been announced, and includes stars of the traditional music world, including Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn, Eleanor Shanley & Mike Hanrahan, North Cregg & Eoin Coughlan, Liadan and the Abbey Ceili Band. This year, additional festival events include Circus Stachamoose, an amazing puppet show for all ages, Edwina Guckian’s lively Sean Nos Dancing Workshop and an exhibition of Limerick-based artist Des Farrell’s work entitled ‘In the Pockets of God.’, all running in the historic village of Castlemartyr, and embracing the town in a number of venues this year including the Marquee at Pat Shortt’s Bar, the Castlemartyr Resort and St. Anne’s Church.


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G’day Cobh!

Between 1791 and 1853 approximately 26,500 Irish people were transported to Australia, many for trivial offences. Many were incarcerated on Spike Island in Cork Harbour while awaiting transportation, and visitors to Cobh now have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour of the famous Spike Island. Following the end of transportation

Following the resounding success of Australia Day in Cobh in 2009, when the Dawn Princess arrived for the first time in Cobh on the first ever world circumnavigation from Sydney to Sydney, ‘See You in Cobh’ and Cobh Tourism have decided to once again organise this marvellous and unique homecoming. The visitors from down under and the people of Cobh and Cork will together enjoy a day of welcoming events and festivities. The day’s festivities include the sizzle of barbecues and incredi-

convict women transported to Australia from Ireland and Britain from 1788 to 1853. On Australia Day in Cobh, this very unique and special event will

Will, as in 2009, the Sydney Opera House, Ayer’s Rock and the Sydney Harbour Bridge appear to be ‘For Sale’ in the auctioneer’s windows?

The Mayor of Cobh, Cllr. Jim Quinlan will welcome the Australian Ambassador, Mr. Bruce Davies, who will officiate at the Blessing of the Bonnets ceremony. ‘Roses from the Heart’ is a unique memorial to the 25,566

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The transportation of convicts from Ireland to Australia inextricably links Cobh and Australia.

It has been over 150 years since a shipload of people left Ireland for Australia and this is only the second time ever that Australia has sent a shipload back!

bly delectable food stalls, masterly crafted local arts and crafts, traditional music that will have locals and visitors alike tapping their feet, Irish Dancing displays, an air-sea helicopter rescue display with the Waterford-based Coastguard helicopter and a performance by the Band of 1 Southern Brigade. Once again the shopkeepers of Cobh will provide fascinating window displays that will depict life in Australia.

The liner berths in Cobh as it continues its 105 day world cruise that started in Sydney on May 25th!

there followed the planned migration of Irish people to Australia, many of whom became prosperous.

To round off the day, the Cobh Confraternity Band, joined with the CJ Kickham Band from Tipperary, will play on the quayside as the Dawn Princess sails for Bermuda to continue its 104night odyssey around the world. Will the traditional ‘Anchors Aweigh’ be replaced by ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport’ as 1,500 happy Australians are given a traditional Cobh farewell with white handkerchiefs and Australian and Irish flags waving? The only way to find out is to be there and be a part of this unique occasion.

THIS Sunday, July 24th - for one day only - Cobh will transform into an authentic mingling of Irish and Australian cultures as 1,500 Australians step ashore from the Cruise liner, Dawn Princess.

take place at Cobh Heritage Centre at 12noon to commemorate these women. ‘Roses from the Heart’ is the concept of Christina Henri, an artist at The University Of Tasmania. The project involves the making of a bonnet, similar to that worn at the time, to commemorate the life and contribution each of the transported women made towards the founding of a new nation. Already, 15,000 of these bonnets have been contributed from all parts of the world, many from the descendants of those originally transported.

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