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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

East Cork Journal

Issue No. 149

Tragedy averted in Youghal



A YOUNG man almost drowned off the Mall Dock in Youghal last Sunday morning, July 25th, after an early morning swim went awry.

Youghal Lifeboat crew member, Patsy O'Mahoney was walking back from purchasing his Sunday newspaper when he heard a young woman cry for help near the Lifeboat Station. He immediately rushed to the area, where he saw a man, clearly in difficulty.

Trained in lifesaving, Patsy rushed to pick up the life ring, usually located in a holder by the station. To his horror, he discovered it wasn't there.




Shouting at a passer by to call 999, Patsy ran into the water and brought the man ashore. Both the man and woman, who had - earlier in the morning -also been seen swimming - were tended to by Patsy and his fellow lifeboat crew member, Sean Slattery. The pair were treated for hypothermia and were taken, by ambulance, to CUH for further observation. While this story ends happily, with both individuals fully recovered, the lack of the life belt could have left a tragic end to this tale.


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The life ring is provided by Youghal Town Council and is normally securely kept in a suitable holder. If it isn't returned in the immediate future, next time those in peril in the sea may not be as lucky.


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Ladysbridge will now represent South Cork at the Challenge' County Final, against the North Cork and West Cork winners, with those in the area urging everyone to be extra careful with their litter disposal over the coming weeks.



Temporary speed limit reductions have been put in place, from 100kmph to 60kmph for the duration of the roadworks, with Sgt. David Haughney, Midleton Garda Station warning motorists that these new limits will be rigorously enforced.

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The competition was judged over a period of 7 weeks, with more than 30 villages taking part.


EXTENSIVE roadworks are now underway from the Lakeview Roundabout, Midleton, to Dunsfort, on the road to Castlemartyr.

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LADYSBRIDGE has won the title of 'South Cork's Tidiest Village' as part of Cork County Council's Anti-Litter Challenge.

Litter spotters were particularly vigilant when it came to cigarette butts, as five butts equalled an automatic one point deduction!

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Ladysbridge cleans up in anti-litter challenge

Over the years, a dedicated group of villagers and volunteers have worked hard to keep litter at bay, with many residents undertaking to keep watch on their own patch and so freeing others to check on 'litter black spots'.


'We are advising motorists to pay particular heed to these limits,' Sgt. Haughney tells the East Cork Journal, 'there will be a lot of heavy machinery operating in this area, with diversions also in place at some times. Due to the inclusion of new curbing and other modifications - including the widening of the road in certain areas to allow for right turns - we are advising pedestrians not to walk along this stretch of road while the work is carried out.'

The third part of Cork County Council's resurfacing scheme for this road, these works are estimated to continue until the first week of September.

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DAVID 40% increase in cost of STANTON Haulbowline clean-up, but what cost TD for the lives of the people of Cobh?


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Over 100 concerned citizens - including David Stanton TD - front row, second from right, attended a meeting to discuss Cork harbour public health issues at the Commodore Hotel, Cobh last week. The national cancer registry records show that Cobh cancer rates are 34% higher than the national average. (Photos: Billy macGill)

AT a public meeting in Cobh on Monday, July 19th, East Cork TD, David Stanton called for the government to immediately address the toxic dump in Haulbowline, and the ongoing concerns regarding the possible impact of this waste on public health.


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should be considered. However, now I am being told by Minister Harney that this will not go ahead as there is “no identified risk to the residential inhabitants of Cork Harbour associated with the presence of waste materials at the East Tip on Haulbowline Island”‘, adds Deputy Stanton.

‘The clean- up of the former Irish Ispat site on Haulbowline has been a cause for concern among Cork harbour residents for almost 10 years. When I queried the Minister for Finance regarding the clean up of the site in 2003, I was advised that the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources had already commissioned a preliminary environmental assessment report.

‘This was the first of a long line of reports commissioned to examine the type of waste on the site, and extent of pollution,’ the front-bencher stated. ‘Ownership of the 20 hectare site officially transferred to the Government in June 2003.

‘In July 2008, I was advised that, since taking over the site, the Department of Environment has arranged for the removal and proper disposal of a large quantity of waste which included; licensed radioactive sources and low-level radioactive waste, over 10,000 tonnes of scrap metal, over 1,000 tonnes of hazardous dust, asbestos, contaminated filter bags from the steelworks, contaminated soil and water, transformer oil, sulphur hexaflu-

At the meeting, Nicholas Loughnan read out Minister Gormley’s letter regarding toxic waste to the 100 strong crowd, with Deputy Stanton commenting, ‘The Government’s handling of the Haulbowline clean-up has been negligent in the extreme.

Nicholas Loughnan read out Minister Gormley’s letter regarding toxic waste, at the meeting

oride gas, battery acid and other waste.

‘It is clear, when reading this, why local people are concerned about the potential damage to the environment and public health. High levels of toxic metals such as mercury and Chromium VI have also been found. Chromium VI is known to be cancer causing. We have seen the figures from the National Cancer Registry which show very high cancer rates in Cobh, in comparison to other parts of the country. Is there a link to waste at Haulbowline?’ asked Deputy Stanton.

The National Cancer Registry records show that Cobh cancer rates are 34% higher than the national average, and fears that dioxins from the former Irish Steel site on Haulbowline could be linked to the health issues.

‘In 2008, the Minister for Health, Mary Harney TD indicated that in light of waste found at Haulbowline, discussions were underway with a view to conducting a baseline health study of the Cobh Harbour Area. She also indicated that the Minister for Environment, John Gormley TD had stated that such a study

‘In 2007 an inter-departmental group, chaired by the Department of Enterprise, including the OPW was set up to examine the future use and remediation works of the site. Now an OPW group has been set up to examine the future use of the site. This group will not, however, examine the necessary remediation and clean up of the site. In 2003 clean-up costs of the site were estimated at €30 million. In November 2008 this cost had already reached €42.5 million. What is it now? ‘This situation would be farcical if not for the potential danger to the environment and to public health. I am calling on the government to immediately act to allay public fears by initiating a full clean up the site, and carry out a baseline public health study in the Cork Harbour area,’ the East Cork TD concluded.

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Pedal power with An Rothar, Wallis’ Bar & Leahy’s Open Farm Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

This Saturday, 25 cyclists head from Cork to Galway in aid of East Cork children’s charities THIS August Bank Holiday weekend, be prepared to see more cyclists than usual on the roads of East Cork and, if they look exhausted, don’t blame them.

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FC in Galway is sending over 20 cyclists to Cork to take part in a 275km charity cycle.

The cycle, the idea of Tina Leahy, Leahy’s Open Farm, is planned to raise funds to help children with an intellectual disability. The first stage of the cycle leaves from outside Wallis’ Bar, Main Street, Midleton this Saturday, July 31st at 9.30am, heading to Limerick City via Fermoy and Mitchelstown.

Stage 2 will leave Limerick on Sunday morning, August 1st, continuing via Gort, Loughrea, Athenry and Tuam. To help raise funds for these worthwhile causes Midleton businesses, An Rothar and Wallis’ Bar, have come up with a plan to add a little more to the coffers: An Rothar (East Cork Cycle Centre) has kindly donated a bike worth over €280 for a raffle, with tickets on sale at Wallis’ Bar and around the Midleton area. The stunning mountain bike is a perfect prize as is, but An Rothar will even gladly exchange it for another of similar value if the winner prefers cycling on flat ground rather than up mountains! Tickets for this raffle are on sale at Wallis’ Bar now.

Tina Leahy, Leahy’s Open Farm, Seamus Cunningham, Wallis’ Bar and Margaret Sinclair are asking you to ‘gear up’ for a Monster Raffle at Wallis’ Bar to win this €280 mountain bike

And, as if that wasn’t enough, on Friday night, July 30th from 9.45pm, Seamus Cunningham and all at Wallis’ Bar, as well as Tina Leahy, Leahy’s Open Farm and Mark & Margaret Sinclar, An Rothar, will get the cyclists

pedalling and the money flowing in with a fundraising spectacular, with music courtesy of Pat McCarthy and Sean Gill.

The Monster Raffle for the mountain bike will take place on the same night.

Entry forms for this event can be obtained from Shortt's Bar in Castlemartyr. Entry fee is €20 with soup & sandwiches included. Closing date for entries is July 25th.

This event is in aid of the Let's Get Together Foundation, which was founded in June 2004 by the friends and family who have lost loved ones to suicide, and now provide a counselling service for those who need it.

The presentation of trophies will take place in the marquee at 4pm with entertainment coming courtesy of Finbarr Dennehy.

Lough Derg Fundraiser in Midleton

THIS Thursday, July 29th, the Maple Bar in Midleton will hold a Lough Derg Fundraiser, starting at 8pm. Teas, home baking, raffle in aid of Lough Derg. Traditional music and songs at 9.30pm.

Please support this worthy cause in aid of several children’s charities - go on, get tyre-d out!

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


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Why have butterflies fluttered-by in East Cork? IT may have been noticed in recent years, and maybe this year in particular, that the beautiful butterfly has been in decline. In Ireland we only have around 30 native species of butterfly, which is actually the second lowest in Europe.


Amazingly, a huge portion of the butterflies and moths we see on the Emerald Isle travel massive distances to be here, coming from Portugal, Southern France, Morocco and even Africa.

These tiny and delicate creatures will endure hundreds of miles of travel, crossing open sea, to come here and lay their eggs. While the butterfly is an increasingly rare sight, the foreign visitors should arrive in August and September. Nonetheless, the numbers of butterflies to be seen today seems to be far less than what we remember from ten and twenty years ago. Tom O’Byrne, the well known ecologist, shared some of the reasons for this marked decline. Firstly, and reasonably, the very hard winter we experienced this year has undoubtedly had an effect on chrysalises. Some insects can actually endure being frozen solid and thawing out, but unfortunately many of the caterpillars in their chrysalises could not have survived, and this year we are feeling their absence.

The second bunch of killers are the lights we leave on everywhere. The Celtic Tiger loved putting up houses, estates and street lamps in rural areas that would have been very sparsely settled in the past. Moths navigate by the moon and, as we all know well, are attracted to lights at night.

Lights left on at night draw moths in massive numbers, trapping them, and keeping them from feeding and breeding. This phenomenon has surely had a very significant effect on the population of moths in the coun-

Red Admirals can travel massive distances to delight us with their beauty try. In the rainforests, lights that are left on at night on work sites draw moths in their thousands, to the extent that they accumulate ankle deep on the ground when they die. Finally, one of the biggest factors affecting butterflies is something we can all help put right. Butterflies and moths are often very particular about what they can, and cannot, eat. We have been getting better and better at keeping neat and beautiful gardens, clearing weeds from roadsides and keeping our fields clean. It is our hatred of these native flowering plants (that we often call weeds) that has been carrying over to hurt our populations of butterflies and moths.

The beautiful native plants that we seem to consider to be weeds are very often what the butterflies, moths and caterpillars need for food. If there is one thing we can all do to help keep these beautiful creatures numerous, it is to leave some piece of our gardens growing the native plants of Ireland. This can be done by simply turning the soil and letting the countless seeds that are lying dormant, germinate. As Tom O’Byrne said, “you can certainly help by leaving food plants, which are unfortunately consid-

Cinnibar caterpillars eat only poisonous ragworth plants, absorbing the toxicity so other animals can’t eat them

ered weeds. Just dig a piece of soil.”

The butterfly is an incredibly beautiful and complex creature. Its brain is actually distributed through its entire body. It can have hundreds of offspring and will cross continents and seas for us to enjoy its colourful presence. Maybe we can encourage it to continue decorating the landscapes of summer by turning off our lights at night and leaving some of our natural beautiful flowers to emerge.

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Sean O’Brien and Bernadette O’Brien present the cheque from the Cocktails & Jewellery Evening to CASA leaders Mary O’Farrell and Catherine Crawford

ON Friday, July 16th, a Cocktail-Jewellery Evening took place in Ballinascarta, Midleton in aid of CASA in the home of Bernadette and Seán O’Brien. There was a champagne reception on arrival. A selection of appetisers was served, followed by a choice of cocktails made by Mary Teresa O’Farrell and Sinéad O’Sullivan. Anna Vaitkeviciute displayed samples of her handmade ‘Lampwork Jewellery’ which will be on display in the Courtyard Gallery, Midleton in September. CASA is a voluntary organisation, established in 1981, whose goal is to develop friendships and social outlets for people with disabilities through a variety of social activities.

These include regular social events, holidays, respite breaks, and pilgrimages to Lourdes.

Currently CASA has approximately 45 members. One to one help is necessary for activities to run smoothly. With one to one help CASA ensures that everybody is included and nobody is left out. With individual attention it is felt that all individuals’ needs are met and quality care is given. At present there are roughly 30 helpers and CASA are always seeking more. If you are interested in doing voluntary work for a commendable cause, or if you would like to host your own fundraiser: please contact Mary on 086 1284084 or Catherine on 086 2209221.

CASA would like to thank John Hurley, SuperValu, Midleton for his contribution to the organisation. Raffle prizes were donated by local businesses including Siena, Yvonne’s Flowers, The Stockpot, The Turkish Barber, Complete Office, Owenacurra Pharmacy, Hyde’s Children’s Fashions, Jameson Distillery, World of Wonder, Martin O’Farrell Auctioneers, Subway, Pure Beauty, O’Dwyer’s Shoe Shop, The Granary, , INCA, Fusion, and High Maintenance. Your contributions were much appreciated. We would like to extend a big thank you to all who attended the event. The evening was a massive success! Thanks to local help and support, a total amount of €1,325 was raised for CASA making sure we can continue our work supporting people with disabilities.

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IN 2009, the SuperValu Getaway Breaks scheme contributed over €30 million in direct revenue to the Irish Tourism industry. Cork was among the counties that experienced particular success in tourism, with €2,943,750 in revenue delivered to hotels in the county.

Over the past number of years, more and more Irish people have chosen to holiday at home and make the most of our beautiful scenery, attractions and great value holiday offers. “Staycations” have become a popular choice, and this year is no exception with Fáilte Ireland re-

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In addition to the Getaway Breaks offers – and as part of the SuperValu Real Rewards scheme – this summer SuperValu customers can also avail of “Kids go Free” vouchers. Unique to SuperValu, these vouchers entitle you to free child admission, with each paying adult, to a broad range of family holiday attractions in Cork such as Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork City Gaol and West Cork Model Railway Village.

Since the beginning of this year it can’t be any easier to collect points towards a SuperValu Getaway Break. All you need to avail of these great Getaway Breaks, is 400 points, which are registered automatically on your SuperValu Real Rewards card as you shop.

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Since the launch of the Getaway Breaks scheme in 1999, 2 million SuperValu shoppers have enjoyed a Getaway Break in Ireland and last year was particularly strong, with over 160,0000 bookings and approximately 320,000 SuperValu customers and their family and friends availing of the offer. Getaway Breaks are available from as little as €39 per person sharing (GAA B&B hotel break) and cover a broad range of holidays including 4-star hotel breaks, holiday home breaks, bed & breakfast hotel deals and family breaks. To celebrate the best of summer, SuperValu’s latest Get-

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Youghal’s Rachel is a ‘Cert’ for Very serious concerns about Workplace Safety and Food Hygiene Cobh Community Hospital Stanton Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


PICTURED at the recent presentation of workplace safety and food hygiene certificates to Sodexo Ireland catering and support services staff, was Rachel Brun from Youghal with Tom Stack, Area Manager and Billy Perkins, Account Director. Rachel, is based at Solvay in Carrigtwohill.

CORK East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton last Tuesday voiced very serious concerns that Cobh Community Hospital may not be in a position to remain open, as a result of Government funding changes. ‘It seems that changes introduced to funding schemes for nursing homes and community hospitals mean that Cobh Community Hospital is being classified as a nursing home. This will result in a dramatic decrease in the funding which Cobh Hospital will receive. I understand that such a reduction in funding may mean that Cobh Community Hospital may have to close.

‘It would be a terrible loss for the people of Cobh if the new funding arrangements result in the closure of their Community Hospital. The people of Cobh and the ‘Friends of Cobh Hospital” have been fundraising for the hospital for many years. The work of the hospital and its staff are hugely valued by the local community. ‘The residential services offered by Cobh Community Hospital are vital to the area. It is the only facility providing nursing home care on Great Island. I understand the Government’s need to introduce one single funding mechanism for nursing home residents, but I do feel it should not be at the expense of the Cobh community. The people of Cobh deserve to have access to a nursing home service on an island of almost 20,000 people.

The people of Cobh feel very aggrieved at their treatment by the Government. The potential closure of their Community Hospital comes at a time when it seems they are also facing the closure of the court house in the town. On top of this the Government have failed to address public concerns about the tiphead on Haulbowline Island, and other issues relating to public health, by refusing to carry out a health study of the harbour region,’ Deputy Stanton concluded.

Midleton & Area Chamber calls for local government savings to be passed back to businesses

MIDLETON & Area Chamber has welcomed the publication of the report of the Local Government Efficiency Review Group noting that, if implemented quickly, many of the recommendations could deliver much needed savings to local authorities.

Killian O’Sullivan, President, Midleton & Area Chamber, said, “Restructuring the system of Local Government in Ireland provides a real opportunity to introduce new and more efficient ways of providing local services. Central to this is improving Ireland’s competitiveness, while minimising the negative impact on ratepayers. “If implemented, the reforms outlined by the Review Group would result in savings in the region of €511 million. Business has been the funder of ‘last resort’ for many local authorities. It follows, therefore, that a significant amount of the cost savings achieved must be passed back to businesses in the form of reduced rates and other charges. I hear from businesses in Midleton, Carrigtwohill and the greater Midleton area every day, many of whom are struggling to cope with the burden imposed on them by the high cost of state provided services, and that includes hefty bills from local authorities. “The savings outlined in the report have the potential to help reduce the burden on local government funding, of which business is one. We call on the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government to set about implementing as many of these recommendations as possible, as a matter of urgency,” Killian concluded.

Rachel was presented with the Certificate in Managing Safety from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the Certificate in Management of Food Hygiene from the National Hygiene Partnership. Jeremy Dicks, Managing Director, Sodexo Ireland, said, ‘Both Certificate programmes required a great deal of commitment and hard work from the participants, and we congratulate Rachel on her achievement.

‘The company is committed to the highest standards of staff development, workplace safety and food hygiene and her success reflects this ethos.”

Clonpriest NS jumbles in


for the Irish Heart Foundation

THANKS to all the 6th class students of Clonpriest National School, for organising a successful year end Jumble Sale in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.

The €950 raised was gratefully received from 6th class teacher, Áine Uí Neill, who pointed out that it was the students themselves who decided to donate the funds to the Irish Heart Foundation. It is very encouraging to know that young enthusiastic people are joining us in raising muchneeded funds. The money raised means we can continue funding our lifesaving CPR and resuscitation programme, and continue to fund school resources such as Bizzy Break and Action for Life and the promotion of positive experiences in physical activity.

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The generation game

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Art Exhibition at Methodist Hall

A reminder of the opening of this amazing Art Exhibition by the Youghal Art Group, which will be on Friday next, July 30th at 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall, Friar Street. Colm Keane will perform the official opening, and the Exhibition will be open daily from July 31st to August 8th between the hours of 11.30am and 7.30pm. Admission is free.

August Bank Holiday Family Fun Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Open Day

The Youghal RNLI Lifeboat will host their annual Open Day on Sunday, August 1st 2010 from 11am to 5pm. The Lifeboat Station and the Atlantic 75 class lifeboat will be open to the public, and voluntary lifeboat crew members will be on hand to show the public around and answer any questions. The Youghal Lifeboat crew will be demonstrating two launches and recoveries of the Atlantic 75 Lifeboat. A Lifeboat Station has been running in Youghal since 1839, and is still funded by voluntary contributions. A great day of festivities is promised on the day. Lifeboat souvenirs will also be available at the event. We look forward to meeting you on the day, and thank you sincerely for all your support in the past.

Sunday, August 1st Ballysaggart

The Ballysaggart Vintage Rally and Gala Day will take place on Sunday , August 1st next and promises to be a fun filled day, with Vintage Rally and entertainment aplenty for all. The Ballysaggart Day each year is always a great success, and you are very welcome to come along and enjoy the start of your Bank Holiday weekend. If you’d like more information, please contact Carmel Hale on 087 980 9049.

Where to go on Bank Holiday Monday? - Killeagh

Glenbower Woods is the place to be, where a great family fun day has been organised from 2.30pm. Comhaltas will be dancing through the bluebells and a total of twelve different musicians will be performing their own brand of music throughout the afternoon. The musicians include Ger and Patsy, Peter and Bobby Lee and friends, James McGrath, Packie O’Mahony and Friends, the Fahy family of Dungarvan, Cormac Lynch and Friends, and Fergal Lee and Friends.

Face painting, Pizza pies, and other fun activities have been organised for the children and, for the Mams and Dads, what nicer than a stroll in these beautiful woods where peace and tranquillity abound. Admission per family is €10. The proceeds from the day will be donated for the upkeep of the public areas of Glenbower Woods which is a great local amenity. For more information or contact John Hurley at

Gardens, Farmers and Markets

At Greenbarn Garden and Lifestyle, a Farmers’ Market will be launched on Friday, August 6th in their covered Outdoor Garden Centre. This will be a great day out for all the family, and will have for sale such items as artisan breads, organic chicken, beef, lamb and eggs, locally grown fresh fruit and veg, fresh fish, cakes, scones and tarts, freshly roasted coffee, goats cheese and jams, spice mix and curries to go, face painting, woodfired pizzas, steak, sandwiches, traditional music, shrubs and flowers, Irish and European Farmhouse Cheese. This Farmers’ Market at Greenbarn will continue weekly every Friday from 10am to 2pm.

Members of the Gilman family from Youghal, with their many relatives including the Waters and O’Leary families, who met recently in the Commons Bar in Cork. There are four generations of the family in this picture.

This summer, to encourage young readers, Youghal and many other libraries across Cork County are inviting children to clown around as part of a countywide reading initiative. The children will receive their clown card from the library and each time they return a book they can add a balloon to the card. At the end of August it is hoped to present all children who took part, with a certificate. Cards are now available at Youghal Library, so pop in and ask Anne Marie, Marian, Ikki or Carmel all about it.

Medieval Reminder

A date for your diary - Youghal Medieval Festival Family Fun Event will take place on Sunday , August 22nd from 12 – 6 at St. Mary’s College Gardens, Youghal. The day will have Medieval Battles, Archery Displays, Food and Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castle, Circus Workshops, Facepainting and much, much more. For more information, visit

Dancing with GLEE

On at Youghal Library

August is an exciting time at Youghal Library where Jim Horgan will present a series of talks on Thursdays at 6pm including August 5th, 12th and 26th. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Puppet Show

Also at the Library on Friday, August 20th is a Free Puppet show for all our younger children. At 2.30pm the Gruffalo for tiny tots, and at 3pm Hansel and Gretel for slightly older children. No entry fee and everyone is welcome.

Clowning around in the library

A summer reading scheme for children During the long summer holidays, parents often find it difficult to amuse their children, especially in these times when financial constraints may curtail days out and, indeed, family holidays. Why not check out Youghal library this summer? They are hosting activities for children, and have a lively and varied stock of children’s books to suit all ages and tastes. The enthusiastic young reader will find plenty to suit his or her taste, and Youghal Library stocks children’s books to entice the most reluctant of reader.

Graham McDermott’s very successful Glee Dance Camp will hold its third Dance Camp week from August 16th next to August 20th. The first two weeks were a huge success and booking is tight so contact 024 92783 to book or for further information.

O Emperor! Concert Postponed

The O Emperor Concert, which had been scheduled for August 7th, has been moved to a later date.

do the work for which they came to Haiti. We are hoping to go again in October next, and fundraising will be commencing soon. Again, we ask for your continued support and help, if you can give it. Contact Bobby at or telephone 087 9956102 for further information or to make a donation.

Church Gate Collections

The Annual Church Gate collection for the Multiple Sclerosis Society will take place in Youghal and Gortroe on Saturday, July 31st and Sunday, August 1st. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Entertainment for your pleasure at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

On Wednesday, August 11th St Mary’s Collegiate Church at 8pm is the venue for Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico, the Four Seasons: Summer Concerto, La Notte for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo RV 439. J.S. Back Suite in B Minor for Flute and Orchestra BVV 1067, Paganini Moses-Variations for Violoncello and String Orchestra, Tchaikovski, Elegie in Rememberance of I.W. Samarin (1884). The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. A truly inspiring Concert. Tickets available at Youghal Tourist Information Office, Market Place, 024 20170 and at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church one hour prior to the concert, from 7pm.

At the Walter Raleigh

Sunday, August 1st Psychic Medium. An evening of Clairvoyance. August 19th Jon Kenny. Saturday, August 21st : A night for the lads with the Chain Gang Ladies Show.

CRY Fundraising Dances

Dancing in The Walter Raleigh Hotel —-Friday 30th July ~ Sea Breeze , Friday 13th August ~ John Hogan, Friday 27th August ~ The Davitt Showband , Friday 3rd September ~ The Dreamers

Events/Cumann na Daoine July 28 - August 3

Please check with this column and other notices to find out the new date for this wonderful show. Our thanks for your support over the many weeks, and for your contributions towards the Build It Week. On our last trip we built 63 houses, a Community Centre and a School, all in one week. The work was completed in temperatures from 37 to 49 degrees heat, at one point hitting 56 in the kitchen. Conditions were extremely hot but all managed to

WED JULY 28 1.30 - 2.30pm Walking Group 7.30 - 9.00pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group) THUR JULY 29 7.30 - 9.30pm Music Group 8.00 - 9.45pm - Bingo

MON AUGUST 2 4.00 - 5.00pm St Vincent de Paul TUE AUGUST 3 5.45 - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

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The Ecclesiastical Review

Book on MSC Irish Founder launched

East Cork

Ecclesiastical Events Parish of Midleton The Lough Derg fundraiser will take place at the Naple Bar, Midleton on Thursday July 29th next, commencing 8pm. Tea, Coffee and Home Baking with a raffle in aid of Lough Derg. Traditional Music and song from 9.30pm onwards. All are welcome and your support would be appreciated.

Lough Derg Fundraiser

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

Fr Pat Courtney, Provincial Superior, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Denis Hickey (author), Pat Cox (speaker), and Manager, Kevin O’Callaghan representing Bishop John Buckley at the launch of the book on Fr. Michael Tierney MSC

THE founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) in Ireland is being remembered in a book launched by the former president of the European Parliament, Pat Cox. The book – Fr. Michael Tierney MSC: a priest with a mission – was written by Churchtown-born author and historian, Denis Hickey, and published by MSC.

Fr. Tierney was born at Mount Bridget, Churchtown near Buttevant in 1859, and was ordained in France in 1884. From 1885 he ministered in Randwick, Australia returning to St. Albans near London in 1899 where he spent ten years. He arrived back in Cork in 1909 where he established an MSC House at Western Road. On the site the Sacred Heart College was developed as a seminary, and in June 1931 the Sacred Heart Church was opened. Fr. Tierney died two days before the official opening of the church.

In his address, Mr. Cox said, “It takes people to animate projects. It needs institutions to sustain them. Fr. Michael Tierney is a powerful example of personal action allied to institutional sustainability. His life and times are wonderfully captured in this short biography by Denis Hickey who, like his subject, hails from Churchtown in North Cork”. Recalling Fr. Tierney’s life from his departure from Cork in 1877 until his arrival back in 1909, Mr. Cox continued, “History speaks to us in many ways. The journey from the Fenians to independence marks the backdrop of modern Irish history to Michael Tierney’s life and times. His life, however, tells of another history, no less authentic and certainly no less significant. It is a history from the bottom up, not from the top down – a reminder that all can make a contribution to the development of the world around them to a greater or lesser extent. “The history of Michael Tierney is of a rural upbringing in a large family imbued with a strong sense of religious formation and conviction, of

boundless energy, of missionary passion and of singular determination to establish the Ireland and the Cork of his time as a source of MSC missionary zeal. He achieved his goal, and wherever he worked he left a powerful and positive legacy behind. “Fate occasionally reveals no less a depth and subtlety than history itself. Mozart died in December 1791 and three days later, through the hand of fate, the first ever performance of his then unfinished Requiem Mass in D Minor, his last composition, was played in his own honour. So it was with Michael Tierney. He died in June 1931 just two days before the official dedication of the Church of the Sacred Heart here in Cork. His funeral Mass was the first Mass celebrated in this church in a place suffused with his memory and his legacy”.

Concluding he said, “Michael Tierney, through his focus and conviction, made his dream possible. The MSC priests and brothers, their families, their donors and supporters since then have kept that dream alive, recalling to mind the words of Jean Monnet (founding father of the European Union) that ‘nothing is possible without people... nothing is lasting without institutions’”.

MSC Provincial, Fr. Pat Courtney said the author, who volunteered his services, takes the reader on a journey that offers a unique insight into a man whose life had such a profound influence on, and significance for, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Ireland and elsewhere. “It is truly a labour of love by one native of Churchtown for another. This book will serve as a public record in libraries and archives for future scholars and historians researching the Irish missionary movement” he said. Copies of the book can be obtained from the MSC Mission Support Centre, Western Road, Cork at €10 each including postage.


St Joseph’s Young Priests Society was founded in County Louth in 1895 by Olivia Mary Taaffe. It has one aim, to foster vocations to the priesthood. For over one hundred years, the Society has perused this aim by prayer, encouragement and financial aid. There are numerous priests spread around the world who have benefited from the support of this Society. The Society was established in Midleton on May 13th, 1969. Matt Kerins, a founder member who worked tirelessly for its aims, has now retired. The Parish owes him a great debt of gratitude. We wish him and his wife, Peg, good health and contentment for the future. The Society in Midleton would like to take this opportunity to thank their many generous sponsors who have contributed over the years. New members are always welcome. Contact Dermot on 4634414, Tom on 4631261 or Olive on 4632631. Volunteers wanted to help in the kitchen at Fr. Murphy Youth club, Youghal Road. Meals are cooked and delivered every Wednesday and Saturday of each week. Each team is required to work only once in every five weeks. We urgently require volunteers as soon as possible. For further rinformation please contact Brendan 4631660, Joan 4631943 or Teresa 4613742.

Midleton Meals on Wheels

East Cork Wheelchair Association

The Church Gate Collection will take place in Midleton on Saturday and Sunday next. Anyone wishing to help should please contact Maura Hogan on 4631238.

Parish of Youghal Fr. Michael Murphy 024 92336, Emergency Number 087 9779906.

Priest on Call:

The Annual Church Gate collection for the Multiple Sclerosis Society will take place in Youghal and Gortroe on Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Church Gate Collection

Sunday, August 15th next is the Feast of the Assu-

Melleray Grotto, Cappoquin

jmption. Prayers will be said from 3pm to 5pm including the Annual Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (by special permission) at 3pm. Celebrant Fr. Michael Farrell. Followed by Ceremony for Healing. Prayer Leader Fr. Thaddeus Doyle, Co. Wicklow (of Curates Diary). Evening prayers, including Candlelight procession at 8pm. Prayer leader, Fr. Thaddeus Doyle. Choir – Melleray Folk Choir.

Programme for 25th Anniversary 2010

Organised prayers in Grotto during Anniversary, August 16th to 24th inclusive. Evenings commencing 8pm. Saturdays at 8.30pm. Monday August 16th: Prayer Leader Fr. Michael Fitzgerald P.P. Mitchelstown. Tuesday, August 17th: Prayer Leader Fr. Michael Cambell, C.C. Kilbrien, Kanturk. Wednesday, August 18th: Prayer Leader, Fr. Eamon O’Driscoll, OFM Waterford. Thursday, August 19th: Prayer Leader, Fr. Michael Cullinan P.P. Lismore. Friday, August 20th: Prayer Leader, Fr. Michael Farrell P.E., Tallow. Saturday, August 21st: Prayer Leaders Night Vigil Group. Prayers 8.30pm. Night vigil 12 midnight to 6am. Sunday, August 22nd: Prayer Leader, Fr. Matt Cunningham P.E., Grangemockler. Monday, August 23rd: Prayer Leader, Fr. John Kiely P.P., Cappoquin. Tuesday, August 24th: Fr. Michael Fitzgerald P.P., Mitchelstown. Concluding with Candlelight Procession. Wednesday, September 8th is Our Lady’s Birthday. Prayers at 8pm including Candlelight procession. The Grotto is open for prayer at all times of the day and night.

Further Celebrations

(people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) We meet for worship every Sunday morning in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) at 11am. This Sunday August 1st, “Man Overboard”. Starting a new series in the book of Jonah. Speaker expected is Ernie Tromsness. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 024-25964/086-1732034. See for information and directions to Brú na Sí. “The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: Go to the great City of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me. But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. Jonah Ch 1v12

Youghal Baptist Church

There will be a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island on Sunday, August 15th. A bus will be leaving the bus stop in Carrigtwohill at 8.30 am, en route to Saleen, leaving Aghada at 9.15 am en route to Whitegate, Castlemartyr and Youghal. To book your seat, or for further information contact Margaret O’Brien, Upper Aghada, on 021 4661414.

Our Lady’s Island Pilgrimage

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

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'Helpful, kind and always smiling'


John McCarthy retires from Midleton Community Hospital after 23 years of service


MIDLETON Community Hospital staff member, John McCarthy, is a huge fan of the late President John F. Kennedy. Collecting memorabilia, books and cuttings about his life, John's admiration for the 35th President of the United States of America knows no bounds and, at his retirement party, John quoted the man himself, stating 'That God's work must truly be ours.' Following 23 years of dedicated service at Midleton Community Hospital, that sentence rings uncannily true for John.

John with Timmy O’Donoghue, Midleton Lourdes Group and Nuala Stack, Ladysbridge

A very memorable night was held at the Midleton Park Hotel recently, to mark John's retirement, after more than two decades of service at Midleton Community Hospital.

A large crowd attended, including family, friends, colleagues past and present and well-wishers, all looking to congratulate and thank John, a man they held in the utmost regard. At the evening's outset, Fr. O'Loinsigh recited Grace, after which dinner was served.

John McCarthy with Matron, Catherine Doran

John McCarthy with Sr. Margaret Mary, who was the Matron when John first came to Midleton Hospital

John’s godson, TJ O’Brien and TJ’s dad Don, Knockadoon

MC for the night - and Chairperson of the Social Committee at Midleton Community Hospital - Geraldine McCarthy, welcomed everyone and said it was her privilege to be present and to introduce Matron Catherine Doran who stated that, during the past three years, 'It was a pleasure to deal with John. He was so helpful; his kindness and dedication to the patients was exemplary - nothing was too much trouble to him. He was always available, even when called upon at unsociable hours, and he never complained. He was always smiling and always ready to serve.' Catherine also referred to John's involvement as Chairman of the Friends of Midleton Hospital, and his fundraising for this worthwhile cause, adding, 'His commitment and love for Lourdes is well known, and his caring and kind manner towards the sick is just unbelievable.'

Catherine then made a presentation to John on behalf of the entire hos-

pital staff, after which Maura Milton - a long serving staff member presented John with a very colourful plant for his garden.

An emotional John thanked the Matron and his colleagues for their generosity. He especially thanked his retired colleagues who had made a special effort to be present, as well as friends too numerous to mention. The Railway Terrace resident paid a special tribute to Sr. Margaret Mary, his 'first Matron' who was there to welcome him 23 years ago on his first morning at work. 'Those years working at the hospital were the happiest years of my life,' John admitted, 'serving others has got to be the ultimate satisfaction you can get in life.'

For John, the night would not be complete without mentioning the late Sr. Regina RIP, whose life was epitomised through her service to the most needy in our community. 'She was a true, sincere friend', John stated, 'and was loved by all.'

Kathleen Woulfe congratulates John Maura Milton, long-serving staff member at Midleton Hospital and Geraldine Cahill, Chairperson, Hospital Social Committee present John with a floral bouquet

John spoke of the great improvements at the hospital and their services to the sick, with the highlights always being the annual Garden Fetes which were a major factor in garnering funds to carry out such improvements.

Speeches took place from other friends and colleagues of John's, before Tommy Coppinger's music rang out and the real partying began.

The dancers took to the floor until Ann Prendergast, Cork City, well after midnight and, not telling wishes John all the best on the tales, the party continued well into occasion of his retirement the wee small hours of the morning, with a sing-song.

Ann Walsh, Knockadoon made the trip to the Midleton Park Hotel

John stated, at one point during the evening - while talking about the late, great JFK - he was an outstanding man, gone too soon. The staff at Midleton Community Hospital, who have worked with him, laughed with him and cried with him for the past two decades, feel the exact same way about John.

Midleton Community Hospital staff members, past and present:Nora Cahill, Han Walsh and Mary Fitzgerald with John

Blessed art thou amongst women: John and the Midleton Community Hospital nurses

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Midleton hosts Musical Extravaganza for French Cultural Exchange

New balls, please!


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Musicians involved with the musical extravaganza include Betty Moloney, Dave Maguire, Caoimh Kett, Deborah Desmond and Tom Barry ON Wednesday, August 18th, the Midleton Twinning Association will hold a ‘Summer Serenade’, an evening of music and song at St. John the Baptist Church, Midleton, beginning at 8pm. Midleton is twinned with the French town of MignalouxBeauvoir.

The official twinning took place during the Tour de France visit to Ireland in July 1998, and has since opened the door for cultural and business exchanges between the two towns. The concert will be in aid of one such cultural exchange, organ-

ised by the association, in which a group from the French town will visit Midleton and the surrounding area.

The evening will include a varied selection of music and song including Cabaret, Classical and Opera with solos, duets and ensemble works being performed. The evening’s entertainment will be provided by Midleton’s own Betty Moloney, founder of Féile an tSamhraidh, who has worked with many Artistes down through the years. Her brother, Tom Barry, an accomplished Clarinettist, and talented

singers, Mezzo-soprano Deborah Desmond and Soprano Caoimh Kett will feature in the evening’s line up. Tenor, Dave Maguire, who has just returned from London where he was on tour with his tribute to the late John McCormack, will also perform some musical favourites.

The evening is expected to be an enjoyable experience for all in attendance. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please ring Betty Moloney on 021 4633062.

Rebels Walking for ChildAid to hold Whitegate Fair Day (Mankinis not required!) THE girls behind the Whitebay Mankini Run are back again. Having raised €3,500 for ChildAid that day, their next planned event is a Fair Day in Whitegate on August 14th. There will be music by Goldfish Syndrome, Time is a Thief, DJ James and more acts to be confirmed.

Coffee morning for the bereaved and those affected by suicide

The Rebels Walking for ChildAid will also welcome hip hop dancers, a fun kids tent, face painting, story telling as well as an adult obstacle course, where the top times will receive a prize.

More stallholders welcome for a small donation.

A COFFEE morning for the bereaved and those affected by suicide will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd at The Boardwalk, Lapps Quay, Cork City from 10.30am to 2 pm.

you may bring spouse, sibling or friend/s.

There’ll be a BBQ, plenty of stalls and a raffle with a top prize of a signed Munster Rugby shirt and ball.

These coffee mornings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month. Teas, coffee and scones will be kindly donated by Neil Prenderville. All are welcome and

For more information, please contact Michelle on 086 4048185, Laura 086 0612607, Nicola on 087 2752311 or Sinead on 086 2644547.

The coming together of those similarly bereaved can offer the opportunity to gain strength and understanding from individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact Collette on 087/2750355 or Brigit on 087 6310482.

Barrack Hill on a roll in Cobh

THE annual Barrack Hill Ball Roll will take place on Monday, August 2nd on the steepest hill in Cobh. The Barrack Hill Ball Roll is a lottery like no other, when thousands and thousands of coloured numbered balls cascade and bounce down West View or the ‘Deck of Cards’. This charity fundraising event is in aid of two charities – Brainwave Ireland and Cancer Research and is fun for all the family. It is unique in Ireland and probably the world!

ment is promised. There will be a Crab Fishing competition in the Promenade from 1 pm to 3 pm with a modest €1 entry fee. A line, bait and a bucket will be supplied. A Family Treasure Hunt around the streets of Cobh will also take place at any time between 2 pm and 4pm.

There is also an opportunity to be at the centre of the action by taking part in the Big Ball Uphill challenge. Teams of two will have to roll a big exercise ball UP THE HILL in a relay, and

will be encouraged to wear an item of Fancy Dress! Heats will commence at 2pm and the final will be held at 3.30 pm. The entry fee is just €10 per team. Entrants must be over 15 to enter. The Ball Roll will commence at 4pm, with the prize giving for all competitions immediately afterwards.

Balls will be on sale, and registration for all events will be at the Lusitania Peace Memorial from 12.30pm.


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Bitesize News


Jim Crowley Craft Butchers, Midleton gains Bridgestone Award

for third consecutive year

Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Sandy McPherson Piano Concert in aid of Marymount Hospice

Accomplished pianist, Sandy McPherson, will perform pieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt at the Jameson Heritage Centre, Midleton on Saturday, August 7th from 8pm (doors open at 7.45pm) in aid of Marymount Hospice.

Tickets €15 are available from Moloney Pianos, Midleton or from Nicola McPherson at 086 4056119.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

Wednesday, August 4th: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 12noon to 1pm. Thursday: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Tuesday, August 10th: 45 Drive at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Great evening’s entertainment: Booley House, Ballyduff on Wednesday, August 11th. Bus leaving Midleton Park Hotel at 6.30pm. Cost: €20, incl. tea & cakes. Names etc. to Mary at 086 2351332.

Get well

Get well wishes to Elaine Hurley, Beechwood and to all who are sick at this time at home or in hospital.


Happy 4th birthday to Robyn Dunlea from Georgina, Dave and baby Sophie, x x.

A big happy 4th birthday to Robyn Dunlea. Have a great day, lots of love from Mum, Dad, your sister Emily and brother Ben, x x. Happy 4th birthday to Robyn Dunlea. Hope you have a great day, lots of love from Teresa and your godfather John, x x. Birthday greetings to Margaret Barry, Billy Foley, Bernie Laffan, Darina Allen, Mike McSweeney, Dr. Liam Motherway and Kate McSweeney. K.W.

Heart to Heart at Midleton GAA

Pat Wafer, Manager of Midleton GAA Club, informs us that a very special night will be held for the dance-lovers on the August Bank Holiday Sunday night at the club pavilion, with the outstanding music of Heart To Heart.

Cope Foundation Midleton

A cycle from Midleton to Galway will take place on Saturday, July 31st, leaving Wallis’ Bar, Main Street, Midleton at 9.30 am. A fundraising evening will take place on the previous night at 9.45 pm, where a monster raffle will be held for a bicycle sponsored by An Rothar, Midleton. Sponsorship cards are now available. Proceeds of the cycle and raffle will go to Cope, East Cork Parents and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped and Share a Dream. For further details please contact Seamus on 086 8051123.

Midleton Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are urgently needed as soon as possible to help out in our kitchen at Fr. Murphy’s Youth Club, Youghal Road, Midleton. Meals are cooked and delivered weekly, every Wednesday and Saturday. Each team is required to work only once in every five weeks. For further iunformation please contact Brendan on 021 4631660, Joan on 021 4631943 or Teresa on 021 4613742.

Midleton and Carrigtwohill Credit Union summer BBQ

In celebration of 50 years of the movement we are celebrating the occasion with a summer BBQ at the Midleton Park Hotel, on Wednesday, August 18th at 7.30 pm sharp, with music by Pat Burke and his band. Everybody welcome. Tickets €25 and are available at both offices.

Carrigtwohill Senior Citizens Association

There will be Social Evening held on August 8th, at the Midleton Park Hotel. Tea will be served at 7.30 pm followed by dancing with Pat Burke and his band until 11.30pm. Admission €8.

Golden Anniversary

Congratulations to Terry and Eamonn Tobin on the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. May your gold turn to emerald.

Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations on their wedding anniversary to Betty and Oliver Parsons.

Special good wishes also to Jane and Bill Twomey, Elsinore Rise, who celebrated their wedding anniversary with family members last weekend, and good luck to all three couples for the future.

Sporting Success

Congratulations to the Cork Hurling and Football teams on their wins ove the weekend and also to Niall McCarthy, Hurling Man of the Match.

JIM Crowley needs a spare pair of hands or, in this case, five spare pairs.

Wrestling with three Bridgestone Guide awards; a Gold Medal and Silver Medal for, respectively, his Supreme Steak Burgers and his Steak Kebabs (both from the Irish Food Writers Guild) and a Star Shop Business Excellence Finalist Award, Crowley’s Craft Butchers are delighted to be recognised for their superb selection of fine meats, ready-to-go meals and accoutrements. In 1939, Jim’s grandfather, Henry Crowley, opened a butcher’s shop in Cobh and, at the age of 18, Jim was to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, learning craft butchering, before opening his own butcher’s shop on Midleton’s Mill Road in 2001. ‘It’s all about the quality of the products,’ Jim enthuses, ‘all of our meat is from local producers so we can see exactly what we’re getting and guarantee traceability on everything.’

Jim - and his 9 staff - are continually striving to provide their customers with the best quality produce and service, recently upgrading the quality of their beef

Male Voice Choir BBQ

to 28 days dry-aged - delicious and with its own unique flavour.

Jim’s light, bright premises offer a wealth of meats from sirloin steak to shoulder of lamb, and from homemade Shepherd’s Pie to succulent sausages. Not sure what cut of meat will work best? Ask Jim and his staff, who will be more than happy to offer tips and hints, providing expert advice at no additional cost. First winning the Bridgestone Guide award in 2008, Jim Crowley’s Craft Butchers have now completed the three-in-a-row, picking up awards in 2009 and 2010 also. Judged as ‘the best food shops’, a place in the Bridgestone Guide is always an honour - and one that Jim is delighted to have secured for three years running.

Meanwhile, Jim’s wins in the Irish Food Writers Guild competition for his Supreme Steak Burgers (ideal for parties, BBQs - and to impress your friends!) and Steak Kebabs, prove that it’s not just about the raw product. ‘We want to make people’s lives as easy as possible,’ Jim muses. ‘Some people love to cook from scratch, preparing all the ingredi-

The above held a BBQ on Friday night last in the garden of Railway House, Midleton, and it was a night of top class singing, music, stories and non stop entertainment.

The Choir organised the night so professionally, with Paudie the cook (Jamie Oliver), Kevin assisting and, in fact, general dog’s body available at everyones beck and call, while present Chairman Denis (Barman) and Kevin’s assistant and all the choir members were ever ready to help on the night. This event was organised weeks in advance and even the inclement weather did not deter those present. The singing was much appreciated, not alone

ents and taking their time. For others, it’s just not possible, which is why we find our readyto-go meals so popular. They are homemade, so they taste homemade - you get the same results without all the preparation and without all the washing-up too!’ Finally, Jim’s shop was visited by undercover shoppers who then awarded him a Star Shop Business Excellence Finalist Award. Run by the Irish Craft Butchers Association, this award is from others in his field and, therefore, is one of the highest accolades Jim could receive. ‘There are over 600 craft butchers in Ireland,’ Jim states, ‘so to be considered as a finalist is truly humbling.’

After a quick chat with the East Cork Journal, Jim and his staff of Chris Hourigan, Luke O’Keeffe, Ivan Roche, Leanne O’Riordan, Joanna Brzozowska, Donal Keohane and Colman Day, head back to work. There’s beef to fillet, there’s bacon to cure, lamb to shoulder and customers to serve. Hurry up lads: chop, chop.

by the friends but by the residents in the area. The food went down a treat and compliments all round to the chef and all the helpers. Later in the night they moved indoors for dessert etc., where the singing started again and continued until the small hours.

A special tribute must be paid to Kevin Whelan and Paudie Foley who, for days prior to the event, worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the night. Oliver O’Keeffe paid tribute to Paudie for his dedicated work in the Choir and said that he will be missed, but no doubt, Denis will continue the good work.

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Green Coast Awards for Garryvoe and Ballymacoda strands


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Public Notice Irish Distillers Proposed Maturation Warehouse Development at Ballynona North, Dungourney, Co.Cork General information on the proposed development will be available at St. Peter’s Primary School, Dungourney from 3pm to 8pm on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 Representatives from both Coillte and Irish Distillers will be available to discuss the project.

East Cork snippets Shanagarry ICA at GAA car boot sale

SHANAGARRY ICA members- don’t forget we have our usual charity stall at the Shanagarry GAA Car Boot Sale on August Monday Bank Holiday - please bring along produce, bric-a-brac etc and spend some time helping out, or donate goods to other members to bring along for you. This year’s charity is Bru Columbanus which provides home from home accommodation for families of seriously ill patients in any of the Cork Hospitals. Anthony Moloney, General Manager and Stephen Belton, Managing Director of the Garryvoe Hotel, collect Garryvoe beach's award

A Coast Award acknowledges beaches which meet EC bathing water quality standards, but which are also prized for their natural unspoiled environment. This year Ring Strand, Ballymacoda and Garryvoe Strand have all been awarded this coveted prize. Some years back members of the Ballymacoda Ladysbridge Community Council expressed concern at the dumping of

household and builders rubbish on the local beaches. Clean Ups were organized and with the help of Cork County Council and the local FAS scheme regular litter picks and proper disposal of rubbish have continued. Through her work with An Taisce, Olivia Crossan came to a meeting of Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge Community Council over a year ago and encouraged

Mike Walsh with Knockadoon beach's Green Flag Award

them to go for the Green Coast Award. Ring Strand and Garryvoe were the two beaches focused on, and when the forms had been filled the long wait began...

Blue Flags were announced in June and there was much rejoicing with Youghal regaining its Blue Flag, Redbarn attaining it and Garryvoe retaining it. But just as important is the achievement of attaining the two green flags for the area.

Midleton calls for rethink on cull to Ambulance Service


MIDLETON town is to appeal to the HSE not to cut a third of its weekend night ambulance service for the East Cork region. Cllr. Betty Wall raised the issue in a motion tabled at July’s town council meeting.

Cllr. Wall said the HSE may reduce the service from three to two ambulances covering Midleton. Fermoy and Youghal and claimed it ‘will be putting lives at risk.’ She added that overworked ambulance workers deserved an increase in service instead. Cllr. Pat Buckley concurred, saying he had spoken to ambulance staff, who were seeking an extra ambulance to serve Cobh as it is. ‘The HSE is in a chronic state, and this country is now the fifth worse in Europe in which to get sick,’ he chided.

Cllr. Sean Buckley elaborated that night time is when most calls are received, and that a problem arose ‘because employees were working 12 hour shifts, and then doing 12 hours on call.’ Tired and under pressure, they ‘tried to get the situation improved ‘and the HSE decided to cut back on the service, instead

of giving them extra staff.’ He added that the service was pressed to cover Midleton as it stands.

Mayor Niall O’Neill said it unfortunatley often takes a tragedy before such a situation is brought home to all.’

Ardmore lotto

For €10,000, the numbers drawn were 4, 9, 16 and 22. No winner. For €6500, the numbers drawn were 14, 22, 25 and 27. No winner. €20 winners were Nellie Mansfield, Aishling Hennessey, WLK, Geraldine Hickey and Paddy Mac.

Ballycotton Bridge Club results

Wednesday 21/7/10 North / South: 1st B Philpott / J Whelehan; 2nd B Abernethy / D Foott; 3rd R Beausang / M McGrath East / West: 1st Helen Walsh/Vera Medve; 2nd M Shorten/Maureen O’Mahony; 3rd R Fahey / M Cuthbert.

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Cultural Legacy Exhibition in Ring

THE passing of Liam Clancy in December 2009 marked the end of an era and Joan Clancy Gallery in Ring, Co. Waterford are hosting an art exhibition, opening on July 30th, and running until August 15th celebrating the cultural legacy of the Clancy brothers, Paddy, Tom, Bobby and Liam and Tommy Makem, all of whom are now deceased. CBTM Cultural Legacy Exhibition features new pieces by three of the next generation of the Clancy clan: Orla Clancy daughter of Paddy and Mary, Blawnin and Rayleen Clancy daughters of Tom and Joan; and works by some of Ireland’s top artists: Arthur Maderson, Tom Climent, Mary Clancy, Bernadette Kiely, Una Sealy, Katarzyna Gajewska, Andrea Jameson, Dave West, Laura Fitzgerald, John Cullinane, Ross Stewart and Paul Flynn,

Described by The Irish Times as “a great place to visit”, Joan Clancy Gallery, run by Tom’s widow, Joan, is located 10k south of Dungarvan in Mweelahorna, An Rinn (Ring) near Coláiste na Rinne (Ring College) and the Cunnigar beach in the scenic Co. Waterford Gaeltacht. The exhibition is open from 11am to 5pm daily, including weekends. For more information please call 086 813 4597 or visit

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Chernobyl Children’s Ivan update


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Bar extension Full diary of upcoming events in next week’s edition

WE are delighted to report that since arriving in Ireland on Friday, June 18th Ivan has made remarkable progress. You may recall Ivan suffered serious spinal injuries while on road construction in Belarus last year, which resulted in him being paralysed from the waist down. Presently Ivan is staying with Veronica & Billy Deane in Castlemartyr. Veronica is a nursing manager in Cork University Hospital. The first task was to treat the large number of bedsores which covered his body; thankfully all of these are now healed.

At present Ivan is being fitted for a special wheel chair, which he will take home with him. A tilting table has also been ordered for Ivan. This will allow him to stand upright for short periods of time, which will greatly benefit his organs and improve his quality of life. The cost of these are €5,500 and €2,100 respectively. Ivan has also received treatment in the Orthopaedic Hospital in Cork and 3 sessions of physiotherapy. Ivan is due to see a urologist shortly with a view to getting a more modern bladder bag, as the one that was fitted in Belarus is open to infection. A ground floor apartment has been sourced for Ivan in Belarus. This apartment has yet to be renovated and advice is presently being sought from the Occupational Therapy team in CUH as how best to renovate this apartment and make it suitable and accessible for Ivan to live in. The Trust will hire a nurse to call to Ivan a few times a week also. At the moment Ivan is receiving computer lessons from Paul Bates, which will be of huge benefit to him when he returns to Belarus.

Thanks to all who supported the recent fund-raising Barbeque in the Plough Bar, Curraglass which was specifically for Ivan. A total of €12,078 was raised. Thanks to all who turned up on the night, those who bought tickets and to those who could not attend but sent donations, for which we are extremely grateful.

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THANKS to all who supported the Annual Motorbike run which took place in Tallow on Sunday, July 18th. Thanks to Jacko for organising this fundraiser for the Trust and to all the bikers who braved the elements. A special word of thanks to Tony Dunne and his band and to the ever-supporting Bride Valley Band for providing brilliant entertainment in the Corner House Bar, Tallow. A total of €917 was raised on the day.

Cork Prize Bond holders win prizes worth over €1.8 million

AT the Prize Bond Company’s annual results announcement, it was revealed that residents of Cork are some of the luckiest people in the country, having won over €1.8 million with Prize Bonds in 2009.

Cork residents won over 23,200 cash prizes to the value of over €1.8 million. In 2009 four Cork Prize Bond holders won the weekly top prize of €20,000. Total cash prizes awarded to Prize Bond holders also reached a record high of €28 million, an increase of 37% on 2008. This is the highest value of prizes awarded by the Prize Bond Company in any year to date, boosted by the introduction of a monthly €1 million prize in June 2009, in addition to around 6,000 cash prizes which are currently awarded each week.

Gross sales in 2009 totalled €370 million, the highest sales of Prize Bonds ever. This represents an increase of 32% on the 2008 figure of €279 million. Encashments of Prize Bonds in 2009 remained steady,

Shane Supple’s musical connections... Six degrees of seperation

AT least once a month I will try to link the artist’s bands or musicians I have written about over the previous weeks, through the six degrees of separation route. So this time out we have Paula Drozd from Poland, Eva Porter from Carrightwohill, Brendan & Aishling Bowyer from Waterford and Las Vegas, Art Supple from Youghal and Barry Tierney from Kinsale. Where to start would be the first step, as it’s never easy trying to find a connection with so many possibilities running around in the head but here goes. I can’t say they are all from the same place because they’re not. We have the obvious choices of either Community Radio Youghal where they have all been featured guests on The Local Music Scene radio show, or The East Cork Journal where they all have been written about, or even the simple fact that they are all musicians, but again that’s too obvious and easy, so let’s keep looking.

So let’s try a second link. Claycastle Recording studio in Youghal in which Paula, Barry & Art have all recorded at different times, but that still leaves Brendan, Aishling and Eva out in the cold. So the third link that springs to mind is the venues they all play in, but again that falls short, as they all don’t play the same music or venues. So let’s follow this trail, and stay with me now as it gets a little tricky.

Brendan & Aishling Bowyer’s drummer, Danny Byrt from Ennis, worked with Eva Porter on her latest album ‘Heart on my Sleeve’. He also works with Art Supple from time to time. Art Supple‘s last album was produced by Warren Tivy from Youghal. Warren also produced Paulina Drozd’s last album “Bleeding Hope”. The musicians on that album included Ollie Loughnan on drums, John Burke on guitar, Jason Brown on bass and Tony Keily on lead guitar. These same musicians worked on Barry Tierney’s single, Da Rocket Boy. So there you have it. From Las Vegas to Youghal, from Poland to Kinsale, all connected at last. I am sure we could run other permutations and come up with the other connections, so if you know of any connections I have missed, let me know. ’Til next time, enjoy the music and remember, even though musician’s bands and singers may come from different places, they are all connected in some small way or another.

totalling €101 million. This resulted in net sales of €269 million, up 53% on 2008. The total value of the fund at the end of 2009 exceeded €1 billion for the first time in the history of the Prize Bond scheme.

At the end of 2009, unclaimed prizes built up over the past 52 years amounted to €1.5 million. This represents less than 0.3% of the value of prizes awarded since the launch of the Prize Bond scheme in 1957. The top four unclaimed prizes comprise one of €20,000 and three of €19,046. One of the €19,046 prizes is bond P137675 bought in Cork in November, 1975. Over 70% of unclaimed prizes are €250 or less. A total of just over €18,300 of 2009 wins remains unclaimed by Cork Prize Bond holders, with the largest unclaimed prize in 2009 worth €75.

Unclaimed prizes are held indefinitely until claimed by the bond holder. All prizes are listed on and details of unclaimed prizes are detailed on TV3’s Threetext page 699 or by phoning CallSave 1850 67 1000.

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Ballycotton Lifeboat inter-pub karaoke final this Friday, July 30th

32 contestants with a song in their hearts and winning on their minds...

McDaid’s Bar, Midleton

James O’Donovan

Andrea Deady

Daly’s Bar Ballymacoda

WHO said karaoke is dead? The answer to that question can be seen in Garryvoe Hotel on Friday, July 30th at 8pm. Singers in East Cork during June and July showed it is alive and kicking, when they came out in their numbers to help raise funds for Ballycotton Lifeboat and try their luck at winning a share of the prize fund of €1,500 at the same time. The competition had its first outing in McDaid’s, Midleton, on June 4th and revisited Midleton again in July at Wallis’ Bar. Heats were held in Daly’s Bar, Ballymacoda, and The Thatched Inn, Ladysbridge.

John Murphy B!

He reminded people of the great charitable cause they were there to support, and the costs involved in running the lifeboat service.


Pearse referred to his nightly lifeboat helpers as his Lifeboatettes and announced plans for them to perform a song at the final, much to their surprise.

Singing karaoke is not the easiest thing to do but some singers made it sound very easy (looking good for the Lifeboatettes!).

There were three venues in Cloyne at Tosh Cahill’s, Aunty Biddy's and Harty’s Bar. Whitegate residents had two opportunities to qualify for the final when heats were held in The Long Point and The Schooner Bar.

Rosie’s in Lower Aghada sponsored a heat, as did The Goalpost Bar, Shanagarry. There were five venues in Ballycotton at McGrath’s Bar, Waves Café & Wine Bar, The Schooner and Inn by the Harbour. The final heat takes place the night before the final, Thursday, July 29th, at The Blackbird, Ballycotton. Therefore, names of winners of same were unavailable prior to going to press.

The song list was very extensive and song choices were very varied. 32 qualifiers will take to the stage in Garryvoe Hotel on Friday, July 30th to sing one last song for the Ballycotton Lifeboat. It is hoped by the organisers that family and friends will come out to support the contestants and Ballycotton Lifeboat, and expectations are high for a very enjoyable night.

All welcome to attend (Simon Cowell included) - please come along and support East Cork's finest karaoke stars, raising funds for Ballycotton Lifeboat. They're ready to rock the boat - are you?

Noel Bennett

Nina Beausang

Tosh Cahill’s,


The Schooner, Ballycotton

Tina Draddy & Meadhbh Lynch

Jennifer McNamara & Katie O’Connell

The Schooner Bar, Whitegate

Wallis’ Bar, Midleton

Keith Matthews & Oonagh Doran

The Goal Post, Shanagarry Emily Morrissey & Sinead Casey

Thatched In n

Mind you, if supporters can do it they should too!

Inn by the Harbour, Ballycotton

John Murphy A!

The competition was made possible with the sponsorship and support of the publicans and their customers. DJ, Pearse McCarthy had a knack of persuading contestants to sing and occasionally was persuaded to sing a song himself.

Waves Wine Bar, Ballycotton Lorraine Tattan & Anne Marie Perry

Jason McSweeney & Carol Sexton

Sarah O’Donovan

Keri Murphy

The Long Point, Whitegate Keith Cullen & Pat O’Sullivan

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Karaoke’s 32 finest rock the boat for BALLYCOTTON LIFEBOAT

McGrath’s Bar Ballycotton

Aunty Biddy’s, Cloyne

Seamus Crowley

Breda Quinlan

Therese Gregan

Rosie’s Bar Aghada

16 pubs, 32 contestants, but which publican can hold their head up and announce ‘The champion drinks here!’?

Richard Murphy

Harty’s Bar Cloyne

Eve O’Shea

Sinead Dempsey

The Ballycotton Lifeboat Fundraising Committee Fiona Flynn (Chairperson), Blathnaid Lane-Walsh (PRO) and Karen Casey (Secretary) are hoping for a fantastic final this Friday night at the Garryvoe Hotel

Bank holiday weekend fundraising events in aid of Ballycotton lifeboat

FROM now ’til August 1st, it will be non-stop for lifeboat fundraisers and supporters in Ballycotton. The annual Golf Classic takes place at East Cork Golf Club, Midleton on Wednesday, July 28th. Participants are hoping for the fine weather to continue, and that their game won’t let them down on the day. They will be hoping that they are in the running for the prize giving that evening at 8. 30 pm.

The 5-a-side Soccer competition has been moved from Saturday afternoon to Thursday evening, July 29th, at 7pm at the school grounds. The ladies will be showing the men how to play this year, when they take part for the first time. The prize giving for this event will take place later that evening at the Blackbird, Ballycotton, during the final heat of the Karaoke competition.

Friday, July 30th will see bus loads of supporters arriving at Garryvoe Hotel for the final of the Karaoke competition, which took place throughout June and July. Doors will open at 8pm and tickets are available at the door.

On Saturday, July 31st, a special Junior Karaoke competition will be held at 6pm at Waves Café, Ballycotton. Karaoke singers have an opportunity to hear what their future competition will be.

Later that evening the annual Table Quiz will be held at The Schooner, Ballycotton, at 9.30pm.

The lifeboat fundraising committee hopes Sunday, August 1st, will be a fine day. Last year their hard work on Ballycotton pier was washed away by the incessant rain. A full afternoon’s entertainment, from 12 pm to 5pm, is planned for all the family. A Food Fair will run throughout

the afternoon. The Greasy Pole competition will start at 12pm and there are a few surprises planned for this fun event. A Kiddies Disco will take place at 1pm on the pier in front of the stage. The children entering the fancy dress competition will be invited to gather at the barrier at the top of the pier at 2.15pm for a parade down the pier and judging in front of the stage. Rachel Allen will escort the fancy dress entrants and will officially open the festivities at 2.30pm. Following her address the Battle of the Bands will commence. The prize for this is a recording session in a professional studio. A Tug-of-War will

Alec McCarthy

take place on the Conger Strand, at the top of the pier, at 3.30pm followed by the Raft Race at 4pm. The winners from Friday night’s karaoke final will be invited to sing at 4. 30pm and DJ Mossie will wind up the afternoon with fun and games from 5pm. The organisers of the weekend hope that they have supplied enough entertainment for all throughout the bank holiday weekend. This is one of their main fundraising events for Ballycotton Lifeboat and hopefully it will be very successful. They are hopeful that it will be as well supported as in previous years.

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IMC extends thanks

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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Double Celebrations in Youghal

Therese and Sean Foley were married fifty years ago, in 1960, in St Finbarr’s Church in Cork. They were married by Fr. Denis O’Connor who was the Parish Priest in Youghal at that time, and who had also married both of Therese’s sisters. They lived for a time in Ballinascarta, and then moved to Canada in 1971 where they remained for thirty years, before returning to Ireland where they now reside at Summerfield in Youghal. Therese and Sean have four children John and Eileen (both living in Florida) and Mary and Anthony (both residing in Canada), a total of eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild, Sean. On Friday night last at the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Therese and Sean

celebrated, not just their 50th Anniversary, but also Sean’s 80th birthday. Approximately one hundred and twenty family, friends and neighbours thronged into the hotel to be with Sean and Therese on such a happy time, and included their four children, son and daughters in law, the eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild, many of whom travelled from far and wide to be with this special couple on their special day. The large function room was beautifully decorated, and special lighting brought a lovely ambience to the occasion. Jer Byrne and Pat Irwin were the musicians for the event, and after a delicious meal served by the courteous staff of the Walter Raleigh, both Jer and Pat got all the twin-

kletoes on their feet, and they danced until the early hours of the morning.

When asked by the East Cork Journal as to what they would attribute fifty long years of happy marriage, Therese quickly listed the following – Her Faith; Peace of Mind; Family; Neighbours and friends; and agreeing to disagree. Sean, on the other hand, thought for a while and said “Communication”.

So there it is – a man of few words and a lady of many which just goes to prove, after all, that opposites do attract. We wish the lovely couple a long and happy life together.


Donie McCarthy, Chairman IMC Motor Club, Raymond Drury, Rally Driver, Edward O’Callaghan, Rally Driver and Russell Woods, Rally Driver

IMC Motor Club recently held a fundraiser for Crumlin Children’s Hospital which was well attended and great fun. The organisers would like to thank the three rally car drivers for providing their cars for the event, Raymond Drury, Ed O’Callaghan and Russell Woods. The prizes of a co-drivers seat for a day were won by Grace Walsh, Ballycotton, Michael Denis, Cobh and Joe Brady, Co. Cavan. The amount raised was €10,306 and the cheque was presented to Nicola O’Sullivan by Mark Kenneally, IMC Club Member. The Motor Club would like to thank the sponsors; M.J. Contracting, Charlie Terry Hedgecutting, Egan Coaches, Sean McGrath’s Pub, Ballycotton, Top Class Limousines, Tony Doyle Transport, Ballycotton Transport, Joe Dolphin Productions, K.M. Plant Sales, K.G.W. Tyres, Ger Kenneally (Total Source Ltd.) and Hass Motorsport, Donegal. Thank you also to the people who bought and sold the tickets.

Youghal welcomes Legends in Concert

Youghal’s Art Supple in action at the Walter Raleigh Hotel ON a night that Cork and Waterford replayed the Munster Hurling final under lights and in the rain, the people of Youghal and the surrounding areas were ably entertained by representatives of the same two counties, Corkman Art Supple and Waterford man Brendan Bowyer. This was no clash of the ash. It was, however, a fantastic journey down memory lane at the Walter Raleigh Hotel, where there was a brief glimpse back in time to the sunny days of music and fun, as two of Ireland’s showband legends entertained a capacity crowd, some who had travelled from Mayo, Dublin, Galway and Sligo. Brendan Bowyer and Art Supple, accompanied by Aisling Bowyer and the Brendan Bowyer band,

Waterford’s Brendan Bowyer on stage

transported everyone who was there, back to the heyday of the showband era. Memories of The Showboat, Redbarn Dancehall and the Town Hall were brought to the fore as first, Art, and then Brendan sang many of the classic showband hits.

It was a concert, with the seating arranged around the stage but knowing these two stars would have everyone on their feet, a section of the dance floor was left clear for those who wished to dance. Many people, both young and old, made use of that facility, twirling, dancing, jiving and waltzing to the music coming from the stage.

The evening started brightly with Brendan’s daughter, Aisling accompanied by the band, singing


some great songs. She then introduced onto the stage, to tremendous applause, local singer and entertainer Art Supple. Art wearing his customary white suit, spent the next hour entertaining everyone, “Lets Dance”, “Oh Boy”, “When we were young”, “Noreen Bawn” and “Old man Trouble” were some of the songs he sang. For the locals, Art included the song he wrote and recorded “The Village of Gortroe”. He then finished the first half of the show with “Showbands on Parade”, where he gave his impression of what it might be like if Daniel O’Donnell, Joe Dolan, Larry Cunningham, Big Tom and other legends of the era were on stage. His impersonations had everyone in stitches.

Then, to the sounds of Viva Las Vegas, Mr. Hucklebuck himself, Brendan Bowyer took to the stage. Brendan, along with Aisling, sang songs that are still popular today, ‘Hucklebuck Shoes’, ‘The Hucklebuck”, ‘Boolavogue’and even more modern songs from Bruce Springsteen, ‘Dancing in the Dark”. Looking up on the stage, you couldn’t help but think Brendan Bowyer is still a legend, performing better than singers only half his age. By now the floor was full, memories recounted, dance steps people thought they had forgotten, now being used again, as everyone allowed themselves be carried along on this nostalgic trip of the Show-

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No sign of Kennedy Park C in Midleton

Youghal’s elderly acquire first monitored alarms C


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MIDLETON Town Councillor, Pat Buckley says the absence of adequate signage means tourists are unaware that Kennedy Park even exists. The councillor tabled a motion at July’s town council meeting calling for a sign to be erected on an existing pole in Broderick Street. Cllr Mary Woods supported the call but Town Clerk, Joe McCarthy advised that it was a matter for the Midleton Area Tourism and not the town council.


FORTY-three elderly people in Youghal are experiencing the security of monitored social alarms for the first time. The alarms were fitted this month through the local Community Alert Group, which was founded 18 months ago. Community Alert Chairman, Jack Dempsey commented that ‘one woman who lives alone said she now felt as if she had company. It’s wonderful to hear that.’ The alarms are available to any household in which a person of 65 years or older resides, and which has a landline connection. The department funds the devices and their installation, while the recipient pays an annual maintenance charge of about €60.

He noted that a street map erected in Connolly Street failed to depict the park, and would suggest to the tourism board that it be placed on the next update.

They are monitored from a central Dublin office manned round the clock. Once the device is activated, the office contacts the alarm owner or, failing that, up to three contact phone numbers previously provided. The alarms can be activated from up to 300 metres, through a pendant or wristwatch mechanism.

Government funding reinstated last April after a year-long suspension. Under new guidelines, applications are now limited to tranches of 15. Youghal Community Alert expects to submit further applications later this year. Forms are available from the group members or the local garda station.

Running in the rain in Youghal

Margaret Twohig from Midleton with Evelyn Cashman and Joan McCarthy from Youghal

On Sunday, July 18th, almost 200 runners and 75 walkers gathered in the most horrendous of weather conditions, to run this race in Caroline’s name. The rain was continuous and unrelenting, and those gathered at the starting point took cover wherever they could, under trees, behind cars or wherever they could find some shelter before braving out into the rain. Runners were representative of almost 20 clubs in the Cork


Margaret Barry, Danny McCarthy and Breda Cahill from Midleton with Richella Devereaux from Youghal

Sheltering before the off

ON June 19th last at Farrell’s Bar, Summerfield, the Four Mile Race for Marymount Hospice was launched. Martin Drake, whose wife, Caroline, died tragically of cancer at the very young age of 43 years, along with his friends Ger Flanagan and Tim Twomey and in conjunction with Youghal Athletic Club, organised the run to raise funds to help conquer this dreaded illness.


City and County areas, with Youghal Athletic Club giving very strong support. Ladies and gents were togged out ready for the off, which was started at exactly 2pm from Centra Supermarket, Upper Strand.

The course for the race was changed due to the huge Festival which was taking place in the town on the same weekend, and commenced at the Strand Church, up Kilcoran Road to the New Line, taking a left turn down to the N25 and back to Farrell’s in Summerfield in record time. The race was accurately measured – AAI permit, and at the completion of the race, refreshments were served to the rain sodden competitors and spectators at Farrell’s of Summerfield, kindly prepared by family members and helpers.

WINNERS ON THE DAY WERE AS FOLLOWS: Overall winner Sergiu Ciobanu, Clonliffe Harriers, 20mins 20secs. Sergiu also won the Cork City marathon on the June Bank Holiday. 2nd James McCarthy, East Cork AC, 20.45. Vets over 40: 1st Eric Meade, East Cork AC Club 23.24; 2nd Marty O’Keeffe, Y oughal AC 23.38. Over 45 Men: 1st Cathal O’Connell St Finbarr’s 21.43: Over 50 1st Jim Stafford Slaney Olympic Wexford 22.48: Over 55 1st Eamonn McEvoy, St Fimbarr’s AC, 23.58: Over 60 1st Maurice Tobin, Grange, Fermoy 26.32.: Over 65 Jim Curtin, East Cork AC 35.14: Junior prize, D Murphy Cappoquin A.C. 24.58.

Athletes from the Cork BHAA

Ladies Overall winner 1st NiamhWalsh Youghal AC 25.23; 2nd Evelyn Cashman, Youghal AC, 29.27 Ladies over 55 1st Carmel Parnell, Leevale AC, 25.33: 1st over 50 Mary Sweeney, Youghal, 26.20. Martin would like to extend his sincere thanks to all who supported this race in any way, and special thanks to Michael Farrell of Farrell’s Summerfield and Pat Collins of Jack O’Patsy for their very generous sponsorship.

There was no respite from the rain for the entire duration of the race/walk and the competitors were truly drenched but, as the saying goes, ‘without the rain, there would be no rainbow’ and in this case, the rainbow will be the cheque which will be presented to Marymount Hospice in memory of Caroline Drake.

Karen O’Driscoll from Glounthane and Jacinta Yelverton from Blarney





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Ballinrostig Vintage Festival is still in fine form

Thomas Land and Conor Wall

THE Ballinroistig Vintage Festival was again blessed with fine weather on Sunday last as crowds packed to the rural village for their annual event. The old style threshing was a big draw, as was the appearance of Tony Coffey of “Batchelors in Trouble “fame. There was plenty for everyone to keep them happy with the good weather a bonus on the day. (Photos: Declan Barron) ABOVE: Eileen O’Driscoll with her daughter Elizabeth Moynihan in charge of the raffle

Tom Leahy and Aeneas Murphy with their VW Beatle

Noel Hume and Christy Harrington

John Cashman gets ready for the dog show

Tony Coffey is greeted by Larry Long from Youghal

Ann Marie and Robyn Murphy pop in before heading to work in An Poc ar Buile in Ballinroistig

Abby Nagle-Garne tries to guess the amount of Balloons in the tractor

Robert Stafford enters his Alsatian for the dog show

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Adalina Corrigliano with Susan Herlihy of Crafty Hands

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Twins, Sean and Aidan O’Regan with dad Oliver

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Ballinrostig knows that newer isn’t always better

Emmett Foley, Don O’Callaghan, Sean O’Keeffe and Jim Motherway

John and Jim Motherway after the run, with John a winner in the veteran’s category

Muiris Duhig of the organising committee, with Tony Coffey

Donegal visitors, Mary and Isobel Bradley

The Kennedy family, Lauren, Laura and Michael

The Smyth family enjoy the day

We wish to announce that The Woodside Restaurant, Saleen is now closed for business.

Paul, David and Brendan Lewis take a break

The proprietor and staff would like to thank all their customers for their support and custom over the past year.

Martina Long, Lulu Long and Samantha Walsh enjoy the day

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Youghalman Mike Hackett, on Sarsfield’s Terrace and the Dunmanway Room DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

The topic of the book came easily to him, as for a long time he had been interested in writing about Sarsfield’s Terrace in Youghal, a Terrace where Mike says, the most honourable, humble and honest people came from. Sarsfield’s Terrace was the first Local Authority housing estate in Youghal, having been built in the year 1933 to help get the people out of tenements and poor housing conditions.

Mayor of Youghal, Willie (Nooch) Kenefick presents a certificate to Mike Hackett in acknowledgement of his local history research THE Dunmanway Room in Cork University Hospital may not be known to many. The Room is so called because each year in Dunmanway, a Winter Swim is held to raise funds for the upkeep and continuing facilities of this Room, which is so important and plays such a huge part in the lives of many people living in the Cork City and County area. The Dunmanway Room caters for Haemotology, Platelet and Chemotherapy patients, and for those many patients who travel there several times every week, it is almost a home from home.

years (Mike tells the East Cork Journal that the ‘half year’ is very important) with the same employer, having worked his way up through the ranks.

Approximately two years ago Mike Hackett was afflicted with a mysterious blood disorder, and he is now one of an average of one in five million afflicted with this illness. After undergoing several procedures Mike, for the past year and a half, has been a regular patient at The Dunmanway Room in Cork, where to this day he still visits three times every week for further, ongoing treatment.

“It is my dream to be able to raise funds for the Dunmanway Room” Well known Youghal native and author, Mike Hackett, was born in the top floor flat of Tommy Keniry’s house in Brown Street, Youghal. His love of writing was instilled into him from a very early age at the knees of his grandfather, Mikey Hackett, who read to Mike and told him stories on an almost daily basis. Mike’s dad, Mick Hackett, encouraged Mike’s interest in stories – both fact and fiction, and thus continued Mike Hackett’s love of writing and storytelling. Married to Mary and father of Gavin, David and Suzanne, Mike and Mary have three grandchildren. Mike commenced his working career back in 1958 as a Telegram Boy in the Post Office, and spent the next fifty and a half

The Dunmanway Room is part of Mike’s life now, and the patients he meets there have become his friends. Mike told the East Cork Journal that it is his dream to be able to raise funds for this wonderful haven but he is not, he says, able to run a marathon or swim the channel. In fact, he cannot at this time undertake any physical effort for any duration of time. But Mike CAN WRITE.

And earlier this year, at a time when he was feeling particularly down, almost housebound, and with no great prognosis of recovery, he decided to write a book – the proceeds of which he would donate to The Dunmanway Room.

Those who were lucky enough to get one of the houses all had very large families, and back in those days the Terrace housed a huge amount of people. Many of Mike’s school pals were living in Sarsfield’s Terrace, and many were the tales and stories told, both good and bad.

In those days, Sarsfield’s Terrace may not have been the ideal place to have come from but, Mike says, it has come full circle and is now a most desired place to live.

The people currently resident there are some of the best you will meet anywhere you go, Mike says and they all have the stories and tales of their generations past. In fact, in many of the houses the same generations of families, children and grandchildren, still remain. Mike Hackett is enthralled with the happenings and events that took place in this great row of houses, sitting atop the town of Youghal looking out over the River Blackwater and his new book, entitled ‘Sars’, is a plethora of stories, tales, memories and photographs of this great neighbourhood.

The 1978 Kevin Power’s 7-aside team who were victorious against the Nook team. Can you name them?

through a particularly difficult time in his life (health wise) and was one of the highlights of his life. The hospitality, courtesy and friendship which he received from the residents in Sarsfields Terrace brought him through this difficult time, and he is hugely grateful to everyone for their

friendship and encouragement. Secondly, it documents the lives and times of wonderful people in the town of Youghal, and particularly in Sarsfields Terrace,back in the 1930’s. And finally the proceeds of the book will be donated via the

Haemotology and Leukaemia Section to the voluntary and independent fund, for the comfort and betterment of patients in the Dunmanway Room. In fact, one could say that the donation will be from the “Stars of Sars”.

The book, which will be launched in mid-October, has a total of 300 pages, which also take in the approach roads of Windmill Hill and Cork Hill, and includes 248 photographs, so there are very few who are not, in one way or another, featured in Mike’s writings. Without giving away too much of the book contents, the above photo tells the tale of an organised 7 a-side Gaelic Football final match played in Copperalley between The Nook and Kevin Power’s Bar way back in 1978. The organisers decided that each team must include an over 50 year old player, and Kevin Powers were the elated winners of this great meeting of neighbours and players.(Can you name the players?).

The book “Sars” will prove to be many things to many people – firstly, it helped Mike Hackett

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In The Driving Seat

Our regular motoring guide

Dedicated automotive design school to open in India THE doors are about to open to a new automotive design school called DYP-DC Centre for Automotive Research and Studies (though colloquially known as DYP-DC College).

From August 2010, the college will be teaching a three-year, full-time undergraduate programme, and a two-year, fulltime postgraduate programme both in Automotive Design. Enrolments for the academic year 2010-11 are underway, and Deshpande says he has already seen some impressive portfolios from students with good potential. He says the college, however, will only accept the cream of the crop.

Based in Pune, Maharashtra, India, the college will focus on automotive design and, in time, will incorporate automotive engineering and management into a slightly wider curriculum.

Notably, students will have the opportunity to build a full scale, working, drivable prototype as part of their final year projects in both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

DYP-DC Centre for Automotive Research and Studies opens its doors in August 2010 and the college is focused on producing graduates of a high calibre. Entry is thus competitive.

Dilip Chhabria,Vivek Oberoi and Ajinkya Patil,Chairman, DY Patil Group at theAuto Expo 2010 that allow success in the practice workshop practice, critical re- DYP-DC College has been esof automobile design and flection and experimentation tablished as a joint initiative bestyling. with ideas, processes and mate- tween DY Patil group, a highly rials,' says Deshpande. regarded educational organisa'We will emphasise learning and tion, and car design guru, Dilip discovery through studio and Chhabria - who has come on-

Range Rover goes Posh...

The curriculum will develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes

IF you want to do the school run in style and safety, Rover brought in the big celebrities to promote this vehicle, and Victoria Beckham can be seen revealing its virtues. Rover have built the ultimate 4×4 coupe, SUV with the Evogue, it has the baulk and presence of a SUV, coupled with the lines and styling of a family coupe. The Range Rover Evoque stands tall giving the driver a clear view of the road ahead, but has the swept back roof you associate with coupe design.

'The automobile industry focus is shifting from evolved markets to emerging markets such as China and India,' says Deshpande. 'Historically, designs for cars have come from the west, been adapted and then sold in India. Now, car makers are beginning to realize they are going to have to design specifically for India. Therefore, we feel we have to provide the industry with the talent that can meet the design needs of a growing market,' he adds.

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The car was unveiled in a ceremony to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Range Rover Marque.

What is k n o w n about the car as yet, which is due in showrooms next year, is that is will be available with two and four wheel drive and that it is set to be an eco-leader with CO2 emissions of only 130 g/km.

board to serve as chief mentor. With more than 650 designs on the road to his credit, Chhabria is considered a role model to students in India who are aspiring to build a career in the automotive industry. “DYP-DC College is my personal passion, and I am going to drive this college to make sure it produces some of the best automobile designers”. he states.

DYP-DC College is located in the young and thriving, cosmopolitan city of Pune, which is often referred to as the "Detroit of India". Tata's Nano was developed in Pune, while General Motors, Volkswagen, and Fiat each have a base there.


New fixed menu price list

Range Rover Evoque is being touted as a world car, being sold in 160 countries; it is an adapt-

able vehicle and whether on the streets of Liverpool or the plains of Africa, it will not seem out of place. The designers feel that the new Rover is aimed at making in-roads into new markets targeting women drivers and younger consumers. Bringing Victoria Beckham on board the design team as a consultant has obviously given the

Evoque added celeb appeal, Beckham said she is up for the challenge, and hopes are that her fashion sense will be reflected in the car’s interior styling. The starting price for the new SUV coupe are expected to be around £35,000 for the 4×4, with the front wheel driver version costing a little less.

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Who said nothing good in life is free?

THE Free Family Fun Festival held in Youghal recently was such a success that we didn’t have the space to print all the photos in the same edition - so here are the rest! Were you there? Maybe you can find yourself!

Sean Goggin with friends, Conor, Rory and Claire O’Mahony

Clodagh and Sarah were busy handing out leaflets on the Medieval Festival to be held soon in Youghal Caroline and Yvonne McCarthy with godchild Katie O’Mahoney and Noelle Hehir

Christopher Brophy watches the festival in amazement

Man talk with Kevin and Eoin Hennessy

Crab fishing from the Quay in Youghal

My name is Isolde Tivy

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It’s pizza time for Cara and Aisling Godfreys

Michael and Rory Walsh share a seat with Jamie Mangan

Lisa and Abbey Lee

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The Beare-Maythan family from Cork enjoying the competiton on the Mall Beach Niall and Catherine Baylor

Darren and Thelma Healy

Zack Ansbro and Evan Ryall survey their masterpiece

Ciara and Mark O’Mahoney travelled in from Killeagh for the Sandcastle Competition

Katie and Ciara Malone with their builder friend, Jamie Lee

Enjoying the afternoon are Youghal locals Bernie, Katie and James Kelleher.

Very proud of their sandcastle are Daragh and Ciara Leahy and ‘Who are you?’ asks Ruby, Caoimhe and Alex James Coyne

Sineád and Aisling Crowe with their C’mon the Rebels Castle

Sophie and Alison Lawlor getting ready to build their castle

Hazel and Ross Williams are proudof their castle-making skills

Jamie Furey with family and friends

Solidarity from the Galvin, Bennett and Desmond families

Shane and Niamh Buckley help their friends, Jason and Kate Innes with their castle Cillian, Katiana, Katie, Abbey and Amy pose for the East Cork Journal

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Waterford Way

With Declan Barron

Dungarvan Show on Thursday, July 29th

MANY West Waterford folk will journey to Ballygagin just outside Dungarvan for the Annual Dungarvan Show on this Thursday July 29th where a host of activities and events will take place.

Ballysaggart gets ready to host its Festival

Ardmore Pattern Festival huge success BALLYSAGGART, just outside Lismore, is also getting ready to hold its Community Festival which begins on Friday 30th of July with a Car Treasure Hunt followed by a table quiz in Meagher’s Bar. On Saturday the visit of Waterford hurling manager, Davy Fitzgerald to present the prizes at the GAA pitch is sure to attract plenty of followers as former Ballysaggart player, Pat Bennett, is now a selector with Waterford. On Sunday there will be a vintage rally and Gala day commencing at 2pm, while on Sunday night a Disco will round off proceedings.

Summer Camps in full swing

IT is a busy time across West Waterford with, Summer Camp action going on in numerous venues and sports all around the area. The VHI Cúl camps in the GAA and the An Post FAI Summer Camps are being well attended with over 80 attending the Soccer Camp in Ardmore last week with a similar number at the Clashmore GAA camp. Thankfully the weather remained pretty good after a wet Monday, so the boys and girls and their coaches had a good week. THE Ardmore Pattern Festival brought huge numbers to the seaside village over the weekend. The organising committee left no stone unturned in making this event a great attraction, with something for everyone. Thankfully, the weather was also kind and as a result all of the attractions were packed with the Thunder Cat Racing, Kayaking, Sand Castle Building and Penalty Shoot Out competitions all proving extremely popular. Music events on stage with “The Classic Beatles” as one of the headline acts while “The Queen Experience” and Two Time Polka had the crowds rocking, with the Fireworks display on Friday night, the opening pageant and the George Murphy show, other highlights of a fabulous weekend which, due to work commitment, I missed.

Clashmore GAA celebrate 125 years on August Bank Holiday Weekend .

IT promises to be a great weekend for the Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg GAA club when they celebrate 125 years in existence, over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Plenty of activities are planned such as a long puck competition, a hurling game against old rivals, Fenor and a “Grudge “game between both sides of the Parish. Clashmore is one of the oldest clubs in Waterford and won an All Ireland Title way back in the early years. It is currently going through a great period with Brian O’Halloran bringing a first Munster Senior Hurling medal to the club, as he helped Waterford to victory over Cork in Thurles. The clubs U14 footballers claimed the Div 2 Co Football title with a replay win over Roanmore, and the clubs U12 side recently visited Croke Park as part of Activities Day in the GAA, with Clashmore GAA club continuing to play its part

Last Call for Cappoquin Parent & Toddler Trip

THE outing to Planet Playground in Clonmel goes ahead on July 28th, so if you have not booked your seat then do so immediately by contacting Maureen or any other committee member ASAP.

Schedule of events IHC vs. Modeligo in Cappoquin at 7.30pm


Club Long Puck at Piltown Hall at 7.15pm All are welcome, Teams of 3, 1 Juvenile per Team


125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DAY AT 2PM 2.00pm: Adult Parish League Play-offs & Semi-Finals 4.30 - 5.30pm: U12 GO-Games, U16 & Ladies Parish Leagues 4.30 - 6.30pm: BBQ and refreshments for all, Kids Entertainment 5.30pm: Adult Parish League Final 6.00pm: Visit of the Munster Hurling Cup 7.00pm: Exhibition Game - Clashmore vs Kinsalebeg teams of past players 9.00pm: Social Night/Presentation of Prizes at Club Sponsors "The Old Still" Bar


Kevin Walsh Memorial Soccer Tournament Underway

NOW in its second year, this competiton to commemorate the memory of young Kevin Walsh from Conna who was killed in a car accident, is currently underway at the home of Valley Rangers in Conna. The action continues each night, with finals night on the 7th of August as plenty of local teams get in some pre season action at this seven a side event.

Club Day for Tallow GAA

EVERYONE, both young and old is invited to the Tallow GAA club Fun Day being held in the gardens of the Brideview Bar on August 1st. This is a day out for all of the family with Bouncy Castles, Games, and plenty of Music which gets underway around 2pm and goes on until 6pm, I am reliably told, so a great afternoon is assured.

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It’s a strange world

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Man accused of Pringles can money smuggling



Russian grandmother suspected of £350,000 swindle A 71-YEAR-OLD Russian grandmother is under investigation by Moscow police for allegedly swindling businessmen out of more than £350,000.

The geriatric fraudster, identified only by her first name of Svetlana, posed as an influential lobbyist with close ties to Moscow’s City Hall between 2007 and 2008, the popular daily newspaper Izvestia reported.

She promised to deliver the swindled sum of 16.4 million roubles (around £358,000) to her alleged contacts within the authorities as a bribe on behalf of clients keen to purchase prime real estate in the heart of the capital.

She then vanished with the money until authorities tracked her down, police said. She is currently banned from leaving Moscow, and is under investigation, the spokesman added.

A MAN in California charged in a $100 million mortgage fraud investigation is accused of trying to ship a fugitive $20,000 - inside a Pringles canister. A federal grand jury in Sacramento, California, indicted 30-yearold Remy Heng for bulk cash smuggling.

The U.S. attorney says Heng was trying to send the money to Garret Gililland, a central figure in the investigation who fled to Spain in 2008. However, authorities managed to intercept the can.

Gililland was extradited to Sacramento in September and pleaded not guilty for his role.

Heng is one of eight associates indicted. Reached by telephone, he told AP that he knew nothing about the indictment but declined to speak further.

Man changes his name to Bagheera Anthony Dairy Lea Dunkable A MAN has changed his name to Bagheera Anthony Dairy Lea Dunkable after being dared by a friend.

When Philip Mackintosh and his friends were watching The Jungle Book, one of them dared him to change his name to one of the film’s cartoon characters.

Half-an-hour and £33 later, plain Philip became Bagheera Anthony Dairy Lea Dunkable Mackintosh. Bagheera, named after the black panther in the Disney movie, admitted it would sound daft to many but he was being dared by one of his friends, James Cockroft, 21. ‘I laughed and said “Go on then”, and he kept saying I wouldn’t do it, so we went to a mate’s house and changed it on the computer there and then,’ he said.

‘Once we were in front of the screen, we just thought we might as well do it properly so added in the ‘Dairy Lea Dunkable’ bit.

The 18-year-old, from Middlesbrough, is studying music technology at Teesside University. ‘I’ll keep the name for now but I know I can’t stay like this forever. My mam wasn’t impressed but I think she sees the funny side of it now,’ he added.

Flying dog reunited with owner after storm sends his kennel soaring

‘I haven’t told my dad yet, he’ll find out when he sees it in the paper.’

A DOG LOVER and her pet have been reunited after a thunderous storm tore the dog kennel from the Earth, sending the animal flying across the sky. Agnes Tamas, 57, said it was the worst weather anyone in Gesztered, Hungary, had ever seen.

‘I couldn’t believe it when the dog house flew into the air – with my dog cowering inside,’ she said. ‘Lucky’ was found 32km (20miles) away after a radio station issued an appeal.

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Ballymaloe Country Relish

20 years in business & still relishing the challenge IT'S hard to believe that just 20 years ago, in a portacabin in Glanmire, the immensely popular brand of Ballymaloe Country Relish was created.

Ballymaloe Country Relish is Ireland’s favourite relish!

While the relish itself had been around for many years, available for purchase at Ballymaloe House, it was in 1990 that Yasmin, daughter of Ivan and Myrtle Allen, began producing one of Ballymaloe's best loved recipes (and Ireland's favourite relish) in large enough quantities to cope with the ever-increasing demand for it.


Rich in tomatoes, versatile and suitable for use with beef burgers, chips, cold meats, cheese, sausage rolls and salads, the relish also became a must-have for sandwiches, picnics and barbecues. Now based in Little Island at a large production building, Yasmin cannot believe that two decades have passed since she began making Ballymaloe Country Relish - and things have changed a little bit since then. 'We now have 16 staff based here,' Yasmin states, 'as well as a full-time representative in New York, who is looking to market and promote Ballymaloe Country Relish in the United States. We're looking to double our turnover in the next few years, and taking the products - which are already well-loved here - abroad is the ideal way to do that. We want to bring this Irish brand further afield, and use it to promote Ireland and all we have to offer here.'

GERI BOUSE Research & Development

As anyone who has ever travelled to the UK, Europe or the USA to visit friends will know, there are certain products that just can't be obtained abroad and are sorely missed by those no longer on Irish shores: Ballymaloe Country Relish is one of them, and so Yasmin aims to open up this brand to the global market - with stockists already established in Germany, France, Northern Ireland, the USA and even Australia. But don't think Yasmin's taking the focus off Ireland, either, with numerous new products entering the Irish marketplace over the past decade, including their second biggest-seller, Jalapeno Pepper Relish, Cranberry Sauce, Mint Jelly, French, Italian and Honey & Mustard Salad Dressings, Cheddar Melt and two Pasta Sauces. 'We use quality ingredients to create the Ballymaloe Country Relish recipes,' Yasmin enthuses (which neither love, money or plain begging will get her to reveal to us), 'and we have staff who really care about the products. Together, these combine to give us the Ballymaloe Country Relish brand, where quality and commitment to the products is essential.' Stocked in all good foodstores, supermarkets and food outlets, Ballymaloe Country Relish has proved itself as a staple in most people's pantries and cupboards across the country; now it's on to Europe and the USA.

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It's a challenge that Yasmin and her staff are relishing.

Delicious recipes MARY CARROLL Operation Production

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The Week In Sport


21/7/10 - Jim Doyle Cup 18 Holes Singles Stroke Winner: Jessica Treacy (35) 69nett. Category A: 1st Sharon Lupton (19) 70nett, 2nd Edel Coyne (7) 70nett, BG Julie Coyne (6) 77gross Category B; 1st Ann Galvin (24) 74nett, 2nd Anne Muckley (21) 76nett, 3rd Maeve O’ Leary (23) 76nett, Category C: 1st Eithne Pyne (35) 79nett, 2nd Gaye Fitzgibbon (34) 80nett, 3rd Anne Holland (36) 89nett CSS 74. 10 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Paula Brennan (23) 20pts

with Declan Barron Winner Jessica Tracey (69nett) with the Lady Captain Mary Murphy, John Colbert, sponsor and Lady Vice Captain Martina Hooley

THE decision of the county hearing committee (CHC) in Cork to expel both Glen Rovers and Bride Rovers from this year’s Senior Hurling championship, is one that makes little sense in the overall scheme of things.


27/7/10 & 28/7/10- Lady Captain’s Prize Mrs Mary Murphy 4/8/10: Open 3 Person Team Event 11/8/10: Open 3 person Team Event

Certainly the punishment should fit the crime, and one cannot condone the actions of those involved in the incident where a mass brawl took place just before half time in their 2nd round championship meeting won by Glen Rovers after extra time.

Team news

Semi Finals of the Minor Cup were held at Monkstown Golf Club on 24/7/10 Youghal vs. Bandon Golf Club. Youghal came away with a great win. Team: Maeve O’ Leary, Trish Landers, Breda O’ Donoghue, Jo Swayne, Amanda O’ Neill Coyne Reserves: Paula Brennan, Noreen Cronin. Team Captains: Mary Coleman & Breeda Fitzgerald.

The Munster Championship Finals will take place in Youghal on 20/8/10 and 218/10. Miele Fourball Semi Finals were held on 25/7/10. Youghal vs. Faithlegg Golf Club (home & away games) Youghal won. Home Team: Jean Farrell & Siobhan Hooley, Catherine Hayes & Trish Landers Away Team: Julie Coyne & Mary Pomphrett, Edel Coyne & Jo Swayne Munster Finals will take place in Thurles Golf Club on 9/8/10.


20/7/10 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Adam Coughlan (34) 49pts, 2nd Declan Dalton (35) 46pts, 3rd Danny Walsh (33) 44pts Best 36: Jason Murphy 22/7/10 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford Cat A: 1st David Ryan (22) 39pts, 2nd David Poynton (13) 37pts Cat B: 1st Danny Walsh (30) 49pts, 2nd Nathan Montgomery (32) 41pts Best Beginner: Daniel Scott


29/7/10: Dr P.J. Connolly Memorial Trophy 10/8/10: Captain’s Prize to the Juniors (Mr Jimmy Coleman)

Mixed Foursomes

23/7/10 - 13 Holes 1st Olan & Ann Coleman, 2nd Billy &

Commonsense needs to prevail in fixtures debacle

Winners of Category A - Sharon Lupton, Edel Coyne, Jessica Tracey (overall winner) and Julie with Lady Captain Mary Murphy, John Colbert, sponsor and Lady Vice Captain Martina Hooley

Winners of Category B & C - Ann Galvin & Eithne Pyne with Lady Captain Mary Murphy and Lady Vice Captain, Martina Hooley

Eileen Carroll, BG: James Ormonde & Sharon Lupton, 3rd Noel & Anne Holland, 4th Joe Fitzgerald & Mary O’Sullivan, 5th James & Martina O’Halloran.


30/7/10 at 4.30pm OPEN 13 Holes Mixed 3Ball 1/8/10 - 4.30pm Open 13 Holes Mixed Foursomes Draw for partners at 3.30pm and 4.30pm 6/8/10 - 4.30pm Open 13 Holes 13/8/10 - 4.30pm Open 13 Holes


20/7/10 - Open 18 Holes Singles Qualifier 1st Charles Cullinane (19) 43pts, 2nd William Varney (10) 43pts, 3rd Olan Coleman (15) 42pts CSS 39pts

23/7/10 - 25/7/10: Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford Presentation of prizes on 30/7/10 at 9.30pm 1st Ger Donnelly (18) 44pts 2nd Martin Prendergast (6) 42pts BG Paul Moylan (2) 36pts 3rd Billy Carroll (15) 42pts 4th Brendan O’ Leary (11) 41pts Best Fri: Michael Collins (16) 40pts West Waterford Best Sat: Paddy J. Bourke (18) 40pts Best Sun: Bryan O’ Shea (12) 40pts CSS 37


29/7/10: Open Singles 30/7/10: OPEN WEEK 29/7/10 to 31/7/10: Singles 2/8/10 - 3/8/10: 3ball - Ladies/Gents/ Mixed 5/8/10 6/8/10: 3ball Ladies/Gents/Mixed 7/8/10 - 8/8/10: Singles.

A fine of €7,500 was imposed by the Cork County Board, along with the player suspensions, as recommended from the referee report.

In these recessionary times the fine amount would also seem a little high to me for an amateur voluntary organisation which has to raise funds to stay alive. Which is why I presume both clubs appealed, in the hope of a reduced fine (€2,000) recommended by the CHC, but championship expulsion was not expected. Having been at the match in question many players on both sides should have known better, and the one in all in mentality that prevails at team games is not to be condoned.

Both clubs did get their act together after half time and, indeed, in extra time where the Glen prevailed, and a fine game of hurling was played. The matter cannot be swept under the carpet either, but when the actions go off the playing field and into the boardroom then clearly every I must be dotted and T crossed by the clubs when they go to appeal.

It does not look likely that the matter will go before Munster Council, as both clubs have since issued an apology and asked the CHC to revisit their decision where they might reduce the monetary fine from €7,500 to €5,000 and allow the clubs participate in the championship, with a warning as to their future conduct. Neither club is likely to win it outright, and at present every other club is held up by this unexpected decision which, if upheld, would set an unwelcome precedent going forward.

It is time for wise council to prevail, pull back from the edge, and let natural justice prevail on the playing fields.

Golf Fans look forward to 3 Irish Open

Golf fans will be looking forward to this week’s Irish Open in Killarney which should attract plenty of support.

With Ryder Cup points and positions up for grabs, all of the Irish contingent will want to do well. Defending champion, Shane Lowry who opened the Cobh Golf course last week, will be a big attraction while of course many of the visiting American and European golfers will also command huge attention. For Ireland, events such as this are badly needed.

European Athletic Championships in Barcelona

Athletic fans will be hoping that Ireland can do well in the European championships taking place this week in Barcelona. Robert Heffernan, Jamie Costin and Olive Loughnane must have decent chances in the walking events while Derval O’Rourke, David Gillick and Alistair Craig would be other medal hopes for the Irish during the week.

Croker for Cork Hurlers and Footballers

Destiny awaits Cork hurlers and footballers after both had victories over the weekend.

In the case of the hurlers, they had their expected victory over Antrim to set up a mouth watering clash with Kilkenny on August 8th.

The footballers got another wakeup call in Limerick before getting home in extra time.

Their reward is a meeting with Roscommon in the quarter final, while a victory would set them up for a crack at either Dublin or Tyrone in the semi final.

Either way, Cork fans can look forward to visits to Croke Park over the coming two weekend as the footballers and hurlers have reached the business end of proceedings in both All Ireland championships.

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Cloyne youth in the Counties

MONDAY, July 19th, saw the clubs young Jake Holmes, representing East Cork, compete against Colm Mc Coughlan, West Cork, in the Counties U12s. Jake put on a good show, but lost against the stronger Colm. It was good to see one of the club’s younger members, who has only been bowling for a year, reach this level of competition. The club’s other representative in the Counties is Jakes cousin, Mikey Cahill, who is the club’s and East Cork’s U10 Champion.

Fixtures & results

Summer League Tournament 28/7/10: At 7pm: Brian Fleming vs. Sean O’Brien 7.45pm: Dave Hill vs. Alan Walsh 30/7/10: 7pm - Donie Kelleher vs. Mick Casey Christy Coleman Cup

1/8/10: 11.30am: Pa O’Donovan vs. Christopher Butler 12.30pm: Graham Fleming vs. James McCarthy

In the club’s Summer Tournament, Mike Murray and John Rossiter received walk-overs. Brian Costine defeated David Cusack with the last shot in a very good score.

Monthly meeting

To be held this Thursday evening, July 29th at 9pm in Harty’s Bar, Cloyne. Would as many members as possible please attend.

Corkbeg pitch & putt

NORMAL service resumed last Sunday morning when a peloton of 8 gathered, as always, at 8.00am outside Moby Dick’s for our weekly club run. The chosen route for the day was a 100km loop around the coast of East Cork. We departed out the Bog Road for Ballymacoda and on to Garryvoe and Ballycotton before looping around the coast road to Trabolgan and Whitgate where we stopped for the coffee. Refuelled we headed back the main road through Aghada before turning right back through Cloyne and Ladysbridge, Ballymacoda and back down the bog road before our roll back into Youghal for 12.30pm. A good warm up spin for the Kelly Tour completed.

Munster Road Championships – 25/7/10

East Cork U10 and U12 champions (and cousins!) Mikey Cahill and Jake Holmes

The club’s U14 Champion, Jack Rossiter was earlier defeated in the East Cork final by Tiernan Healy, who also represented the East Cork Board in the Counties, on the same day as young Jake. Tiernan came back well from a bowl of odds down, and looked to be falling further behind to rub out the bowl, and took advantage of his opponents mistakes to claw ahead, and win his score with the last throw. The scores were well attended by supporters from the club, and families of the lads representing East Cork.

BACK ON TRACK – Sunday, July 25th

Kanturk CC hosted the 2010 Munster Road Race Championships last Sunday in Kanturk, Co. Cork where two road men from Youghal travelled to compete in the A3 event. The race finished in a bunch sprint despite several attempts by the Youghal men to get away. Eoin Whyte finished a fine sixth place followed by Brian Sanders in 10th Place. Nice one lads! The form is starting to come with ye.

Tiernan Healy

WE had our annual outing last Saturday. The venue was Cashel and we played two fourball competitions. It was a very enjoyable day. Last Friday night the weather wasn’t in our favour. Colm O’Shaughnessy and Con O’Sullivan won the first nett with 13 up. The gross went to Tim Horgan and Victor McDonald. Tim had a hole in one at the 15th hole.

Mick Barrett and Paudie O’Neill won the first nett on Sunday morning. Ken O’Connell and Liam Shanahan took the gross prize with seven under par. Second nett was won by the Whitegate pairing of Mick O’Halloran and Terry Dunne. FIXTURES: The Captain’s Prize takes place this weekend. Times of play: Friday : 6.30 pm to dusk, Sunday: 10am to 12.30pm, Monday 10am to 12.30pm. There will be a competition on Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm.

The Vee Challenge – from the coast to the mountains, on Sunday, August 8th

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

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

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

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On Monday, July 19th, in the Bog Road, two of our regional Champions played in the Quarter-Final of the Munster Underage Championships.

Our U12 Champion, Jake Homes, Cloyne was beaten by the Gaeltacht Champion. Our U14 Champion, Tiernan Healy, Ballincurrig, won his score in the last shot!



Midweek Spins

The midweek spins have now commenced until the end of the summer with the group gathering as usual at Moby Dicks for a 7.00pm sharp starting time. Spins will take place every Tuesday & Thursday night and will normally last for 2hrs per spin ( weather permitting ). These spins are generally of a high tempo and are idle for anyone looking to get the heart rate up a little and bring on their fitness level.

Weekend Spins

As you are all well aware by now, there is a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 8.00 am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which runs on various routes every week, usually takes between 4 to 5 hours ( weather permitting ) and covers on average between 80 to 120km ( 55 to 75 miles ). The pace is comfortable and we usually stop half way around for a coffee or tea. A second group also goes on a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 10.00am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which runs on various routes every week, usually takes around 2 hours to complete and covers on average between 50 to 60km ( 35 to 45 miles ). The pace is again very comfortable. This is an ideal group for anyone interested in taking up the sport.

New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary, Jonathan at 086-8563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

A meeting of the region will take place in O’Meara’s, Ballinacurra tonight, Wednesday, July 28th at 9pm.

Sunday, August 1st in Cloyne, Christy Coleman Cup: 11.30am - Pa O’Donovan vs. Christopher Butler. 12.30pm - Graham Fleming vs. James Mc Carthy.

Saturday, July 31st in Cobh, Paddy Hennessy Cup: 6pm - Carl Randells vs. Peter Fitzgerald. 7pm - Keith Walsh vs. Peter O’Brien.

12.30pm, Paddy Hennessy Cup: Paddy Hurton vs. Mick Mackey.


Monday, August 2nd in Clashmore, Christy Coleman Cup: 11.30am - Denis Joyce vs. Michael Daly.

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AS promised last week, we take our annual look back at the teams that competed in the league last season. Normally we do this review when the season concludes, but with so much happening this scribe in the past few weeks, we only find the time this week to start our look back. We do so with the ten teams that competed in the Mari Mina Pharmacy Premier Division. We must stress, as we always do, that this is only a personal opinion and not a critical review. We have seen all the teams playing, some more times than others, and we saw some wonderful games, and other games that failed to do justice to the league. We start with the champions, Brideview, who commenced the season as champions from the previous season, again being the only club in the league to have retained their title. They showed consistency throughout the league, losing only one game and drawing four league games. The games they played against Blackwater and Mogeely, in either cup or league, were games of top quality, and those three teams battled to the last couple of games for the right to be crowned champions. In the very first game of the league Brideview travelled to Ballymacarbry to play Pinewood, and scored six times, but Pinewood scored four. This was a shock for the Tallow side, and they knew all games for them would be like cup games from then on. Losing to Rearcross in the FAI Cup, and losing at home on penalties to Kilworth in the Munster Junior Cup, this allowed Brideview concentrate on retaining their title.

On the last Saturday in October, Blackwater were visitors to Brideview Park. In our report of this game we wrote that it was a wonderful advertisement for the league, and both sides shared the points. On the Sunday before Christmas Brideview defeated Mogeely in Mogeely, and many said those points could be the ones to win the title in April. How right they were. With games called off over Christmas and early January due to the weather, Conna was the venue for the local derby

in mid January. Here, the champions lost their only league game, and the following Sunday could only draw away in Araglin, but bounced back with a home win against Pinewood. Then, on the first Sunday in March, they travelled to Ballinameela and thrashed Blackwater by five goals to nil. All of a sudden they started to open a slender lead at the top of the table, with Mogeely proving to be the danger side, and with three games each remaining there were just two points between them. We then came to the second last game of the league which saw both sides meet in Tallow in a game which both sides need to win. Mogeely missed a penalty in the opening half and the home side scored before the break. In the 2nd half Brideview added two more to claim the points and retain the title. When one looks back, a league is never won on one or two games but over an 18 game span, and by losing only one game, Brideview proved the most consistent team in the league and face into the new season as champions again. Blackwater finished runners up and, while disappointed not to have won the league, their record in the past three seasons shows a consistency, with a league title and two runner up spots.

They started the season by winning the Bolger Cup, defeating Mogeely in the final in a thriller in Tallow, and many felt the league title would be on the way back to Ballinameela after this display. However, March was not to be a favourite month for them as they lost convincingly at home to Brideview by five goals. On St Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, also at home, they conceded four goals losing to Araglin. But they bounced back and defeated Brideview in Tallow in the cup, and travelled to Mogeely full of confidence the second week in April, only to find themselves three goals down with 10mns remaining. They showed their fighting spirit by pulling back two goals and were unlucky not to equalise, but that defeat handed the initative to Mogeely as they chased the title, only to lose to Brideview. In the last league game Blackwater played at home to Mogeely, and by winning leapfrogged the Cork side for the runners up spot.

Blackwater then contested the first Ned Barry Cup Final, with Brideview B the opposition in Lismore. In a hard fought game, a Dave Cullinane goal settled the game and Blackwater ended the season with two cups and runners up in the league. Over all, a good season.

Mogeely ended the season in third place in the league, and runners up in the Bolger Cup. Like so many neutrals, we felt Mogeely had the team to win the title. We saw them play on many occasions, and were always impressed with their displays. Unfortunately, they lost five league games, and in an 18 game league this is too many games in which to drop points. Losing at home to Brideview and Valley, two sides in the top three at the time with themselves, was six points they would not win back. They were surprisingly beaten away in Fermoy to Accrington, but credit them, they fought back to be only two points adrift of Brideview with two games to play, and the second last in Tallow. We have written and spoken to many on this game, which was the equivalent of a cup final, and we still maintain the Mogeely penalty miss was the turning point in this game. Brideview won the game and the league, and the following week Mogeely travelled to Blackwater for the final league game of the season, with runners up spot the prize for either team. Blackwater won and Mogeely ended up in third place. Blackwater defeated them in the final of the Bolger Cup in February at Tallow before a very large crowd in a thrilling game that went to extra time. On the night, although reduced to 10 men, Mogeely showed a wonderful fighting spirit, and on the night could have won the game, even down a player. We, ourselves, think Mogeely will be the side to watch this coming season and if they play as they did last season, and be more consistent, then we think the title could be on the way to Railway Park next April. We are delighted to see the Mogeely club putting so much time and energy into their underage section and this augurs well for the future.

Valley Rangers finished in fourth spot, but eleven points behind the winners. Valley was the highest goal scorer in the league, scoring 62 goals in their 18 league games. Accrington suffered from Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attacking force, conceding nine and ten goals in their two games, while Valley put eight goals into the Cappoquin net. However, their goal scoring heroics were not consistent enough, as they lost six games and drew two. Valley did defeat Brideview by the odd goal of three in Conna, but lost three nil in Tallow, and while they defeated Mogeely away, they lost to Blackwater, and this inconsistency against the top sides definitely cost them at the end of the season. In a cracking cup tie in Conna, they lost in a penalty shoot out against the Brideview second string, after both sides shared six goals.


In the FAI Junior Cup, Valley had a great win in Tipperary against St Nicholas. They travelled to Thurles to defeat Thurles Town in extra time, and then had the plum draw in the next round when entertaining Clonmel Town in Conna. Valley held their own with their illustrious opponents to half time, but the fitness and experience of playing at this level every year, saw Clonmel score four goals before the final whistle. When one realises that Clonmel went on to the semi final of the competition, Valley can feel proud of their displays in the competition, winning two rounds which was, no mean achievement. Accrington saw them shoot up into 5th place having spent most of the season in the bottom three or four. In fact, in February and early March they propped up the division, suffering a humiliating defeat at home to Valley when they conceded 10 goals. But two wins against Inch and Cappoquin saw them move up the table. Cappoquin reversed the score the last Friday night in March, and with two games to play the omens were not with the Fermoy side. But a win away in Inch and a home victory in the relegation battle against neighbours, Araglin, saw Accrington safe in the premier for next season. In the Bolger Cup, Accrington was defeated in the semi final by Mogeely.

Overall not the best of seasons for Accrington, conceding 53 goals in the league, the most by any team, but 19 of those goals coming from Valley Rangers in two games. So plenty to build on for the coming season.

Castlebridge had an up and down season, but will be disappointed with their displays the previous season, when they finished in third spot with 27 points, and this season in joint 4th spot with Cappoquin on 18 points. Last year Castlebridge won eight games, this season only four wins, and those twelve points do make a difference at the end of the season. It took them until the 24th January, and nine games, to win their first game, and that was at home to Cappoquin, having drawn and lost four each of their opening eight league games. Castlebridge then did string a few victories together and this moved them away from the relegation spot. At the end of the league, while in joint position with Cappoquin, thwy were only three points clear of the relegated sides. They reached the semi final of the Ned Barry Cup, losing to the eventual winners, Blackwater, in Tallow by 3 goals to nil In the FAI Junior Cup, Castlebridge defeated Ballypatrick away, and the draw in the next round saw them travelling to Tipperary again, this time to Moyglass and, finishing level after extra time, lost out in a penalty shoot out by 5 goals to 4. With a strong youth team from last season, much will be expected of Castlebridge this coming season.

Cappoquin finished level on points with Castlebridge and did not have a good season by their standards. In fact we, ourselves, mentioned Cappoquin as one of the clubs that would challenge for the title when we made our annual prediction at the start of the season. Unfortunately, Cappoquin were under strength for much of the early part of the season and injury deprived them of two or three of their players at various times of the season. One of their best displays was in Tallow early in the season when they lost a thriller by the odd goal of a nine goal classic. In early February they lost another thriller, this time at home to Mogeely, with the Cork side winning by 4 Gls to 3 Gls. We were unable to take in this game, and our roving reporter told us it was one of the best games he saw all season.

Brideview B team that defeated Ballybridge on penalties to reach the Barry Cup semi final

With relegation staring them in the face, Cappoquin travelled to Conna on 18th April for a must win game. Valley led by 2 Gls to nil at the break, but a fantastic 2nd half display by the cornerstone club saw them score four times and out of the relegation zone, if only by three points, but enough to

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guarantee them premier football again next season.

In the Munster Junior Cup Cappoquin drew Tramore Rangers at home and, after sharing six goals between them after extra time, the visitors won in the penalty shootout. In the FAI Cup, Cahir Park won easily in Cappoquin. From what we hear during the summer break, Cappoquin will be a very strong side this coming season, and under new management.

Inch had to sweat to the 2nd last game to seal their ticket for the premier next season. Their draw at home to Blackwater on 21st April assured top flight football next season, and sent Pinewood down to the 1st division along with Araglin. Inch then went to Tallow to play Brideview in the last game of the league, knowing that, regardless of the result, they held their premiership status. This game also saw Brideview playing as the newly crowned champions, and with nothing at stake the game ended in a draw which was a fitting result for both teams.

Inch defended their Bolger plate when they travelled to Fermoy to play Accrington in the final and came away victorious with a trophy for the season. This was a tribute to manager, Peter Savage who retired after this game having given wonderful service to the Inch club as player, manager and administrator. With just one team representing the club for the coming season, Inch will be a difficult side to

play, especially at home, and could be a surprise packet come next April.

Pinewood lost out by just two points to avoid relegation, with Inch finishing the two points above them. The Ballymac’ side lost 11 league games and in that context were never going to stay in the top tier. In the lower half of the table throughout the league, they were unable to take points from Brideview and Mogeely. With only a few games remaining Pinewood defeated Valley and Inch, and this gave them hope. But Inch had two games to play and Pinewood had their league programme complete, and those two games saw Inch get the points needed and sent Pinewood to play in the 1st division next season. It is now a case of team building for the coming season and with a strong committee elected at their AGM, and with Martin Wall back as manager, we predict now that Pinewood will be promoted come the end of April.

Araglin had to play five games before they recorded their first league point when, after four losses, they drew away in Cappoquin, and waited until the 31st January for their first victory, defeating Pinewood in Araglin by 3 goals to nil. Defeating Accrington in a North Cork derby saw them move away from the bottom of the table. It was only a temporary reprieve, as defeats to Cappoquin and Mogeely saw them slip back to the bottom two. A victory against Blackwater on St Patrick’s Day offered

hope, and a draw with Castlebridge the following week had Araglin back fighting for survival. However, Blackwater reversed their result in Araglin and with Cappoquin and Castlebridge also moving up the table, the last game for Araglin was an away game in Fermoy against Accrington, also fighting for survival. Accrington won, and Araglin were relegated. Unfortunately, we hear Araglin will not be playing next season, which is a disappointment, but to John Browne, Tom Kenneally and a few others, we know the effort and commitment they have given to the club and it is a pity that they will not be with the league next season.

Well, that is our view of how we saw the teams play, and as we write, it is a purely personal look and in no way critical of any club, players or management.


We are delighted to inform all clubs and individuals that a referee’s beginner’s course will take place on August 14th and 15th at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Brian O’Regan, FAI Referee Assessor, will conduct the course. We are aware that there were some enquiries after the closing date for the course in Waterford last month, so this is a wonderful opportunity for any would be referees, before the season commences.

Anyone interested in attending the course, please contact Len Fraser on 086 3173150 ASAP.

U20 Cork City debut for Sean Barron


Last Wednesday we travelled to Dysart Park, Ardmore for the An Post FAI Summer Soccer School. It was a beautiful morning for the camp and we were welcomed by Ml Looby, FAI RDO. With almost 80 children present and the FAI Coaches putting the children through their paces, it was a wonderful sight as all the children seemed to be enjoying themselves. With the sun shining and Ardmore looking splendid in the morning sunlight, it was wonderful to be present. Indeed, it was difficult to leave, but we had to depart and all we could say was, isn’t it a pity there were no summer camps in our time.

This week the camp moves to Bridesbridge, for the Castlebridge camp, which started last Monday 26th July, and concludes this Friday, July 30th. On Friday we visited the Lismore soccer camp under the tutelage of Liam Kearney. This is the first time a summer camp has been held at Lismore AFC.

We were welcomed by Eddie Pollard, Chairman, Lismore AFC, and Liam Kearney. Again, the sun was shining and there were 42 children enjoying themselves.

Liam informed us that he is running another camp this week in Mogeely, and is looking forward to meeting all the boys and girls at the camp. We take this opportunity to wish the WWEC under 13 teams the very best of luck as they travel to Galway on Tuesday for the Umbro Cup tournament. There are two squads representing the league and we know the work, time and effort that the management, players and parents have put into having the two teams, to get them ready.


Last Monday night at Lismore House Hotel, the first Delegate Meeting of season 2010/11 was held. We will give a full account of the meeting in our notes next week.


We wish sincere congratulations from all in the WWEC to Sean Barron, Ardmore, who made his debut for the Cork City U20 team last Sunday at Bishopstown in the League of Ireland U20 competition against Mervue Utd. Sean started his career at underage level with Ardmore, and played his schoolboy football in the WWEC Schoolboy leagues. Sean then moved to Bohemians in Waterford for a season where he won an U16 league and cup medal and an U18 Munster Cup Runner up medal, as well as an All Ireland U15 runner up medal. Last season Sean played with Cobh Ramblers in the Cork


LOCAL Schoolboy player Sean Barron made his debut for Cork City in the U20 league of Ireland on Sunday last when he kept goal against Mervue United. 16 year old Sean kept a clean sheet in a 5-0 win. Sean will be hoping to do well in the Cork City U17 side this season but having his first game for the U20 team will be a big boost to his confidence.

Schoolboy League, but injury deprived him of an All Ireland winner’s medal with Cork as he withdrew from the Cork U16 squad that won the All Ireland. This is a wonderful opportunity for Sean, and a great honour for the WWEC underage section to have one of their former players playing for one of the national league sides. Sean, who won’t be


17 until December, playing in goal, kept a clean sheet last Sunday as “City” defeated the Galway club by 5 goals to nil. Sean is following another ex underage player, Valley’s Liam Kearney, now playing with Waterford United, and we hope that he continues to play well at this level.

Midleton FC Friday night games for Senior Team

THE closed season for Midleton FC has brought about much time for reflection, and committee meetings have started again, as the club has set its sights for the new season. Training has started for most teams and in a few weeks the Barry/Wall Cup will kick off for the senior and junior teams, and the Munster Senior League will start at the end of August. One of the high points of last season was the switching on of the clubs new flood lights system in early Spring time, and now Friday football will be played at Knockgriffin Park for the new season. This will, no doubt, prove to be a big attraction in Midleton as the Magpies compete in the Munster Senior Premier League, with top sides making the trip to Knockgriffin Park, like Rockmount, Avondale, St. Marys and Douglas Hall, to name but a few teams. These will all be big games for Midleton. At the recent Club AGM all involved took stock of what had

been achieved, where the seniors were champions, the schoolboys teams won league honours and the Football academy boasted record numbers every Sunday morning.

The Magpie Lotto gets great support, and it’s hard work for the Lotto Committee every week.

Magpie lotto

The results from Thursday, July 22nd, for a jackpot of €8,000. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 13 and 21. There was no winner. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 24 and 27. There was no winner. Lucky dip winners who each receive €20 Dave Stanton (U14), Margaret Rolston (O. Lynch), Teresa Banks (Banners), Becky Grice (Pa), C. Wiggins (Batts), Mary O’Brien (C. Desmond), Ann Sinclair (Pa), Timmy Hallissey (Batts), Mary Murphy (Pa) and Jennifer Jordan (Mossie). The next lotto draw will be held on Thursday, July 29th, at the Club House, Knockgriffin Park, at 9.30 pm for a jackpot of €8,250.

Mogeely FC 5-a-side

LAST week we held our annual 5 a side tournament, made up of teams captained by players registered for Mogeely soccer club.

This year we had a ladies 5 a side which was also a great success. It was held over the week with the two top teams in both ladies and men going through to the finals on the Saturday night. The teams that made it to the finals in the ladies were captained by Joyce/Trudie and Jenny/Debbie. This turned out to be a great and exciting game, with a score of 2 to 1 in favour of Jenny Mannings and Debbie Burke’s team. Well done. In the men’s final it came down to Coly Mottalebi and Jake O’Shea, with the final score 6 to 4 in favour of of Jake. What a great final. I would also like to thank all the players involved in the tournament, all the supporters who came along every night, the guys who helped refereeing during the week, those who helped setting up the pitches and tidy up afterwards, and the two officials for the finals Tommy Griffin and Tony Horgan. Great job lads, and no red cards. The next event is a fundraiser to get money into the club for the underage, which will be starting in the next few weeks. This will be a great night as it’s a head shave and some of the lads are going to get some hair waxed. This is on in Mogeely on August 7th, so come along and see the tears and pain.

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ISPCA: Are you up to the challenge?

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Canine friends not required!

ANIMALS need your help this year more than ever. Please walk, jog or run four miles for them in the Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon in Cork and support the ISPCA on Sunday, September 26th at 1pm. Your support means they have a future! Visit for more information about this event. For your ISPCA marathon pack, please contact Carmel on 043 33 25933 or email with your contact details and preferred t-shirt size. Your pledge will give them hope. Visit for further information.

Lismore golf

Tuesday Bacon: 1st: Anthony O’Meara, Maurice Minogue & Gavin Pratt 67 Pts Thursday 22/7/ Open 18 Qualifier sponsored by Kelleher’s SuperValu 1st: Colm Roche (21) 45 Pts 2nd: Frank Fenlon (14) 35 Pts CSS: 37 Pts

24/7/10 & 25/7/10: 18 Hole Stroke, sponsored by Cllr. Declan Doocey 1st Colin O’Rourke (19) 64 2nd Pat O’Brien (14) 65 B9 3rd Liam O’Keeffe (13) 65 CSS Saturday 68; Sunday 68

Colin O’Rourke had a blistering round this weekend to take the honours with a fine total of 64. The highlight of his round was a fine birdie on the 8th. Even with this birdie on the front nine, it was his back nine that was the more fruitful. Colin played the back nine in 40 shots, a great achievement indeed. One shot back in second place was Pat O’Brien. Pat turned having taken 40 shots and played the back even better taking 2 shots less. Pat took second place on countback from the man in form this summer, Liam O’ Keeffe. Liam’s great round of 65 was helped by birdies on the 9th,12th & 15th holes.

Club Singles Matchplay – Sponsored by Goldcrop Ltd

At this point the preliminary round and the first round proper of the Club Singles Matchplay, sponsored by Goldrcrop Ltd have been completed. Ted O’Leary defeated Dom Spillane and set up a clash with Michael Burke, who defeated John Manning. In a classic encounter Ted edged Michael on the 18th. Ted now plays Tim Sheehan in a battle of former winners in the next round. Tim firstly had the task of defeating Billy Arrigan. Tim O’Leary, who has been in fine form of late, has advanced to play Patsy O’Donoghue with victories over Tony Hennebry and Eamon Costin. Patsy won also against Jerry Crowley and then Sean Daly. Seamus Beecher beat Eamon O’Shea in a match of top drawer golf, but then was defeated by fellow club and dairy man, David Lonergan. Gary Baverstock came out on top by beating Pat Moore in a match of the brother in laws. Big hitters, Jason Corcoran and Paddy O’Leary, had

to go down the 19th until Paddy won out in a very tight match. J P Aherne beat Nicholas Walsh on the 18th and will now play our President, John McGrath, who despatched Colin Cunningham in impressive style. Michael Keane defeated Kieran Alcock and will meet Marty Power who beat John Kenneally. Liam Feeney defeated Ned Heffernan to set up a clash with Anthony O’Rourke who had beaten Waterford Hurler, Eoin Murphy. In the last match Pat O’Flaherty will play Ger Hayes. All of these games must be completed by the 10th of August.

Pat & Joe Flaherty to Sponsor Club 2010 Development Classic

This coming Bank Holiday Weekend we are holding the second of our club development classics. Over the past number of years this classic has provided valuable income for the upkeep and maintenance of our course and clubhouse. This year, more than ever, we will be relying on our classics to continue to provide us with the income which will ensure that the course and club facilities are maintained to the high standards that we have become accustomed to. We are also delighted to have Pat & Joe Flaherty on board as the main sponsor of our second classic. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support of Lismore Golf Club. We are asking all members to please support this classic and to promote the classic to non members of Lismore Golf Club. We believe, at a cost of €90.00 for a team of 3, which also includes a delicious meal, we are providing excellent value for money and are hopeful of your support. There will be numerous prizes on offer including a prize for the best mixed team. We continue to be grateful to you, the members, for your loyal and continued support of Lismore Golf Club and wish you every success and enjoyment in our upcoming classic.

Lismore Golf Club fixtures

Tuesday Bacon Thursday Kelleher SuperValu Open Qualifier, 31/7/10 - 2/8/10: 3 Person Open Classic: €90 including dinner


TUESDAY OPEN SINGLES: 1st T O’Gorman (17) The Island 44pts 2nd J Culloty (13) Mallow 44pts 3rd D Barry (1) Mahon 42pts, CSS 37pts Medal 1st V Reddy (9) 70 Medal 2nd L Spratt (7) 70, CSS 72.


Open Singles, Fri/Sat/Sun Junior, Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups.

Ballinacurra ladies GAA

THE Ballinacurra Ladies entered two teams in the Gaelic4Mothers Munster provincial blitz hosted by the Clyda Rovers GAA Club in Mourneabbey last week. It was a superbly organised event, with teams from all over Munster participating. The format was 9-a-side in games that lasted 10 mins. The games were run off on three adjoining pitches, so there was a great atmosphere throughout the day. Both Ballinacurra teams performed excellently on the day.

Each team played six games, losing only one game apiece, and this despite some of the other ladies being away on a ‘hen’ weekend elsewhere! Most of the Ballinacurra players who participated in the blitz began their own special celebrations later in the evening to round off what was a very successful day all round. We would like to thank the Clyda Rovers GAA Club for hosting the event, and a special word of thanks to William Harmon, Games Development Officer for Munster, for organising a wonderful event.

The Ballinacurra G4M squads were as follows: Sue Kane, Ber Cotter, Noelette Dawson Bennett, Jane Condon, Mol Hegarty (Capt.) Lisa Sexton, Catriona Cotter, Erin Devlin & Tracy Kane, otherwise known as the ‘Cougars’, with the other team known as the ‘Beavers‘ lining out as follows: Eilo Wall, Sam Wall, Joan Lordan, Louise Geaney, Sarah Wall, Kerry Harty, Kendra Harty, Lorraine Cremin & Sue Carroll.

Congrats to all the ladies for putting up a fantastic showing, and roll on the All Ireland blitz in October. Watch out, Dublin! Training resumes Thursday evening and will continue every Thursday evening and Sunday morning thereafter.

For further details contact Steve Kane on 086-8368600.

Junior, Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups July 30th, July 31st and August 1st, 2010

Sponsored by Bord Gais Energy Excellent Prizes Entry €35

Ladies Football Urban Programme Officers target 6,000 new recruits

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THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association announced the appointment of four Urban Programme Officers at the U-16 Development Blitz Day in Croke Park. The Urban Programme Officers will work to increase female participants to existing clubs, and to create new clubs in specific urban areas around the country.

The Urban Programme Officer positions have been established on the back of the phenomenal success of two Ladies Football initiatives – Gaelic4Girls and Gaelic4Mothers.

The new officers will use the Gaelic4Girls initiative to attract young girls to the sport, and will use the Gaelic4Mothers initiative as a tool for recruiting additional participants and club volunteers. Ladies Football is the fastest growing sport in the country and currently has over 142,000 members.

This programme aims to recruit an additional 6,000 new players over a two year period.

Over the next two years, the Urban Programme Officers also aim to increase the numbers involved in the Gaelic4Mothers programme to 3,000, and to establish 25 new Ladies Football and GAA clubs.

The four Urban Programme Officers are Cliodhna O’Connor, Tara Ryan, Lisa Cafferky and Eliza Downey. Pat Quill, Uactharán Peil Gael na mBan, commented, “The Urban Officers Programme will assist in the continued growth of Ladies Football, and play an important role in providing a sporting outlet for young girls and women alike. “ The support being lent to this programme by the GAA highlights the important role that female athletes have to play in our clubs and communities around the country.

Christy Cooney, President of the GAA, commented, “I laud Cumann Peile na mBan on this forward thinking and progressive initiative, and I have no doubt that it will have a positive impact on the numbers playing ladies Gaelic football.

The establishment of new clubs, especially in urban areas, is one of the biggest challenges that we face in the GAA and the realistic and clearly defined goals set out for these new Programme Officers can help them deliver results over the course of the next 24 months. I wish all those in the new roles, and Cumann Peile na mBan itself, every success with this venture.”

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Castlemartyr’s second string keep up good form

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The County Senior Championship

THIS evening’s (July 28th) qualifier between Cloyne and Blackrock has been postponed until further notice due to the situation arising from the recent Glen Rovers/Bride Rovers championship game.


Under 21 Hurling Championship - Cloyne vs. Aghada at Ballinacurra on Saturday, July 31st at 7.30pm Minor Hurling Championship Cloyne vs. Kiltha Óg at Shanagarry on Sunday, August 1st at 7pm.

Super Lotto

The Jackpot of €6,200 was not won. The winning numbers were 3, 5, 16, and 23. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (13) for a prize of €1,000 was not won.

‘Lucky Dip’ winners included Louise Galvin, Kilva; Shauna Condon c/o Ray; Colm Dorgan c/o Kathleen McCarthy; Brian & Sarah Lynch c/o Seamus O’Brien; and Maria Reilly, Lisanly. Each receives a prize of €30. The next draw takes place on Thursday next (July 29nd) at The Tower Bar with the Jackpot standing at €6,500

JHL Div 3: Castlemartyr 6-14 Bride Rovers 1-10


Family Fun Day on July 31st

The Cobh GAA Family Fun Day takes place on July 31st with a Pig Roast, Bouncy Castles, Music & Bar in the Marquee, Fun Races, Long Puck, Penalty Kick & sport for all. Adults: €10 Children: €5 (goody bag included).

Sponsored 5km Run / Walk

The above takes place, supporting Cobh Community Hospital & Marymount Hospice on Saturday, August 7th. 5km walk from 11.30am. 5km run starts at 12 noon. In the past three years, Cobh GAA Club and its supporters have raised €4,875 each for the hospital in Cobh and Marymount Hospice, a total of €9,750. Again this year we’re asking all our members, young and old, and their families, to make a special effort to come out and walk/run and help raise much needed funds for our two designated charities. Mary Black live in concert at Cobh GAA on Friday, August 20th. Tickets €30 each or 2 for €50, are now on sale at the GAA Club Pavilion. See our ad. in this week’s East Cork Journal for more details.

Fr. O’Neill’s

Main sponsor: Audit Diagnostics NEXT weekend is a busy one in the club, when both adult hurling teams will be in action. On Thursday night in Youghal our junior hurlers meet neighbours St. Ita’s, in the East Cork Junior ‘A’ championship while on Friday night the intermediate hurlers are in the ‘Relegation Final’ when they meet Aghabullogue in Riverstown. We wish both teams the best of luck in these games.


29/7/10 in Youghal: Fr. O’ Neill’s vs. St. Ita’s JAHC at 7pm(extra time if necessary) 30/7/10 at Riverstown: Fr. O’ Neill’s vs. Aghabullogue PIH Relegation Final at 7.30pm (extra time if necessary).

WE went into this game knowing that a victory would earn us a place in the league final, and this we duly got. The scoreline was impressive, but with twenty minutes left in the game we were only three points to the good. We got two quick goals at this stage to put us clear and another late in the game from Colm Beausang had us run out comfortable winners at the final whistle. We looked much the better team in the opening half and at one stage led by 0-11 to 0-3, but approaching half time Carrig got three points in a row to get back into the match. The opening ten minutes of that second half belonged to Carrig, but once we got those goals there was only going to be one winner. To be fair to Carrig they were short a few key players and the final scoreline didn’t do them justice. Man of the match performance came from James Mc Carthy. We played Midleton last Sunday evening, July 25th in our final group game (result not known at time of writing this column) and now we turn our attention to the County league with three big games ahead of us. These are against Glen Rovers, St. Finbarr’s and Blackrock and we are finalising dates for these at present. Championship is coming up in about three weeks where we meet the winners of Cloyne and Carrigtwohill. Our Under 12s played Erin’s Own in Castlemartyr last Tuesday and came out worthy winners at the end. The team put in a fine display, although Erin’s Own were a bit understrength on the night. TEAM: Cory Mackessy, David Lawton, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Michael Cosgrave, Dylan Murphy, Eoin Mitchell, Niall O’Donovan, Cathal Martin, Matthew Lambe, Eoghlan Shanahan, Zach McElhenny, Michael Kelly, Anthony McAuliffe, Cian Walsh, Eoin Cashman, Eoin Hennessy, Luke Sweetnam, Glenn Daly.

JBHC 1st Round: Cobh 0-17 Cloyne 3-10 2nd Round: Cobh 0-12 Carrigtwohill 2-07 IH Challenge: Cobh 1-14 Kilbrittain 1-12; Cobh 0-08 Coachford 014 MHL: Cobh 1-20 Bride Rovers 1-08 IHC: Cobh vs. Dripsey on Thursday, July 29th at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn

U16 East Cork Hurling League: Kiltha Óg 3-16 Carrigtwohill 0-10

U12 Hurling League



Kiltha Óg


Killeagh ‘Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh si’

Kevin O’Leary who made a welcome return to the Castlemartyr jersey in the recent JHL Div 3 game vs. Bride Rovers

CASTLEMARTYR’S second string kept up their recent good form when they took the points against Bride Rovers at home last Monday evening. Playing into a stiff breeze in the opening half, Castlemartyr had their noses just ahead at the break, 2-6 to 1-7. Our first goal came from the impressive Mark Bowens who controlled the game from centre forward. Our other goal came from Tony Barrett, who came out of retirement yet again even against all medical advice.

With the wind at their backs for the second half The Reds took over and totally dominated. Michael John Crowley’s introduction caused the Bride Rovers defence all kinds of problems, while Tony Barrett helped himself to another handful of scores from the edge of the square. Others who impressed on the night were Colm O’Keeffe in goal, whose huge puck outs proved invaluable on the night. Up front the aforementioned Mark Bowens had a fine game, while inside him Killian Abernethy and Tony Barrett were also impressive. Another huge benefit on the night was the return to action of Kevin O’Leary, who looked as if he had never been away with a fine game in midfield. Well done Kevin. TEAM: Colm O’Keeffe, Jason Barrett, Dan Barry, Chris Moran, Shane O’Donovan, Damien Roche, Dessie Murphy, Steve Collins, Kevin O‘Leary, Colin Bowens, Mark Bowens, Damien McAulliffe, Peter Abernethy, Tony Barrett, Killian Abernethy SUB USED: Michael John Crowley.


GAA FIXTURES Thursday, July 29th: East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling

Championship: Fr O’Neill’s vs. St. Ita’s at Youghal, 7pm. Saturday, July 31st: Jones Engineering U21 B Hurling Championship: Sarsfields 2 vs. Russell Rovers at Ballinacurra, 6pm St. Catherine’s vs. Castlelyons at Rathcormac, 7pm Aghada vs. Cloyne at Ballinacurra, 7.30pm

THERE was no winner of the GAA lotto. The numbers drawn were 33, 35 and 36. Next week’s jackpot stands at €2,400.

Senior Hurling League

Ballinhassig travelled to us last Friday evening for a game that never sparked in the opening half as there seemed to be little between the sides. Two points separated us at half time. The second half was a different story and our lads upped the anty. It was a welcome return to senior hurling for Brendan Barry, and this game saw us take the spoils on a scoreline of Killeagh 3-15 Ballinhassig 1-14.

Junior Hurling Championship Killeagh 0-9 Erin’s Own 1-21

Kevin O’Connor’s charges went up against big guns, Erin’s Own, in Rostellan on Sunday evening. The opening 20 minutes saw little between both sides. Erin’s Own had four on the board before we got off the mark. With 20 minutes gone it was 7 points to 3. Then Erin’s Own began to find their range. Half time, Erin’s Own 0-12 Killeagh 0-3. We started brightly in the second half and narrowed the gap to five points. Again, Erin’s Own upped the ante and pulled away. We never gave up and it was a gallant performance right to the end. Well done to all involved.


U21 Hurling vs. Carrignavar on Sunday, August 1st at 7pm in Castlelyons. Senior Huling League vs. Bride Rovers, Tuesday, August 3rd at 7.30pm, away with no venue as of yet. See website for further information. Please support!

Sunday, August 1st: Jones Engineering U21 B Hurling Championship: Carraig na bhFearr vs. Killeagh at Castlelyons, 7pm

East Cork Journal Minor A Hurling Championship: Cloyne vs. Kiltha Óg at Shanagarry, 7pm

Results East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship: Erin’s Own 1-22 Killeagh 0-9 Dungourney 3-14 Carraig na bhFearr 1-12

East Cork Oil Junior B Hurling Championship: Carrigtwohill 27 Cobh 0-12 East Cork Journal Minor A Hurling Championship: Youghal 1-6 St. Catherine’s 1-9.

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Killeagh camogie

Erin’s Own ease into quarter finals

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

WITH our U16 league games completed for the moment the focus now turns to our U18 team. After dreadful weather during the weekend prior to the game vs St. Catherine’s, it looked unlikely that the match would go ahead. However, we were pleasantly surprised at what turned out to be one of the nicest nights in Páirc Uí Cheinnéide in a while. It was great to see so many parents and members of the Senior panel in attendance. Good, also, to see Angela Walsh without her crutches, and we wish her a speedy and full recovery.

The referee for the night was Mary Byrne. St. Catherine’s opened scoring with 2 points in quick succession. We replied in kind with 2 points by Kate Murphy and, taking a free, she put us in the lead with a third point. It was the turn of the away team to find the net with 2 goals, followed by a further 2 points from frees. Again Kate came to the rescue with another point to leave the half time score at 2-4 to 0-4. A serious chat from trainers at half time saw our girls tearing into the second half – Kate Murphy and Róisín Culligan each scored a point. However, St. Catherine’s returned with a point before a long free, well taken by Jessica O’Shea, made it into the net. Now it was 2-5 to 1-6 and really anyones game! St. Catherine’s scored another point before Kate pointed, and then struck 2 lovely frees. Despite the very hard work of the back line, goal no. 3 went in for St. Catherine’s and they tagged in another point to take them home safely with 2 points from the game. Despite not winning the game this was a fantastic match, and all the girls gave of their best which is all that can be asked from anyone. Well done on a match bravely fought!

Well done to Cian Fogarty on making the Cork Intermediate panel who went on to beat Waterford in the Munster Final. Cian willingly reffed many a camogie match for us in his earlier years.

Senior B Team

Our senior team were out again last week in their second game of the Championship. Glen Rovers were our opponents and Castle Road was the venue on what turned out to be another miserable night. Kate Murphy opened the scoring with a well pointed free and Glen Rovers replied with a point. Mary O’Connor came up mid-field to score our second point, and Kate Murphy followed suit before Glen Rovers replied with another point. Noelle O’Donovan doing very well in her corner forward position, scored her 1st point in the 13th minute. Using her football skills Kate put another point over the bar and continued on

with 2 more points from frees. Camogie’s answer to Deano with her accuracy on the night captain, Claire Keohane, played her part with our 8th point in the 22nd minute. Noelle O’Donovan had the next ball in the net, and Kate Murphy scored 2 more points before Glen Rovers replied with their 3rd point of the match. This left the half time score at 1-10 to 0-3. A re-energised Glen Rovers blazed into the second half with a goal and 3 points before Kate Murphy replied from a free. All this time there was great work being done by our backline of Sandra, Niamh and Marie, ably assisted by Ann-Marie, Shauna and Mary who could be found anywhere on the pitch. Glen Rovers did, however, find the net again, and the pressure was on! Mary O’Connor, in her usual manner, rose to the challenge and scored our winning point of the game! The final score was 1-12 to 2-6. On her first night between the posts for Killeagh, Stephanie Beausang had a great match, as she had done with Imokilly the previous Sunday. Well done to all the girls who helped Imokilly to a convincing win over Rockbawn the previous week. PANEL: Carmel Deane, Sandra Smiddy, Marie Smiddy, Ann Marie Walsh, Claire Keohane, Eanna O’Neill, Mary O’Connor, Stephanie Beausang, Noelle O’Donovan, Annie Walsh, Brid Stack, Gillian Cunningham, Angela Walsh, Laura O’Connor, Shauna Landers, Kate Murphy, Jessica O’Shea, Elizabeth Kelly, Deirdra Cunningham, Karen Walsh, Aislinn Fitzgerald, Aideen Walsh, Aoife Walsh, Nora Walsh, Roisin Culligan, Ali Rose Sisk, Niamh O’Keeffe.

The Club would also like to wish Susan Nolan and Brian Barry (Blondie) the very best on the occasion of their forthcoming marriage. Susan was a very popular member of our Senior team until wedding planning took over. We look forward to having you back training and playing in 2011. Brian trained our Junior team for a few seasons and helped bring us County Honours during this time. May you have a wonderful day, and a safe journey to the many travellers to Mayo who are attending your celebrations.

U15 league

For the third time in a week we took on St. Catherine’s at different age levels. This time it was the turn of our U15’s in their first game of the competition. The first 3 points were quickly notched up and the 4th was hard earned by Emily Desmond. Jessica Tracey produced point number 5 and our final score of the 1st half was scored by Leah McEvoy. The emphasis in this competition is that everyone gets to play, with players coming off and going back on again. With that in mind it was great to see our goalie, Jessica Swayne, get a run outfield while Ciara Mother-

Erin’s Own 1-22 Killeagh 0-9

ERIN’S Own eased their way into the quarter finals of the East Cork Junior A Championship with a comprehensive win over Killeagh in Rostellan. Erin’s Own opened brightly and had three points on the board inside the first five minutes from Mark Collins(2) and Alan Lane. Killeagh closed the gap to one after eight minutes, and even though Erin’s Own were the better team we squandered good scoring opportunities to make it count. We failed to score from the 10th minute to the 22nd minute, but once we found our range we added seven more points before half time to leave the score 0-12 to 0-3 at the break.

O’Mahony, Sean Crowley (0-1), Ronan Aherne (0-3 1s/l), Mark Collins (0-9 5f 165), Patrick Walsh (0-1), Diarmuid O’Flynn (0-2), Martin Buckley (0-2) capt, Alan Lane (0-2), Andrew Power. Subs, Ciarán O’Leary (0-1), Ian Quinlan (1-1).

Erin’s Own 1-8 Passage 0-9

Erin’s Own continued their total dominance in the second half, and it was good to see the scoring shared by seven players in this period. Ronan Aherne scored a marvellous point from a side line cut, and Ian Quinlan scored an exquisite goal in the 54th minute when he robbed the killeagh keeper and flicked the sliothar to the net. A touch worth the admission fee alone! Even though we again shot some poor wide,s the team performance certainly gives us great confidence facing Midleton in the quarter final in two weeks time.


TEAM. Kieran Murphy, Cormac Dooley, Jack Sheehan, Eolan Harrington, Niall Scanlon, Ronan O’Carroll, Ian

ALL IS quiet on the playing field as the ‘post mortem’ analysis into our defeat to Dungourney still continues to perplex the ‘chattering classes’ across the parish. We will have a long autumn and winter of playing inactivity to mull over the events which saw us dumped from Championship ‘10, and we will use the opportunity to reassess and regroup and charge into the next playing season with a gusto. Congratulations to our Junior hurling keeper, Ciaran Cronin, who was a part of the Cork panel which won the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship last week.

Ciaran has now been a part of successive Cork inter-county panels at Minor, U21 and Intermediate level, as well as manning the final line of defence for

way held the fort. Even better to see Jessica take her 1st point of the second half. Emily Desmond scored our 1st goal of the match, followed by a goal by St. Catherine’s. Jessica Treacy had the final score of the match with a neat goal. May our U15 success continue!

the Barony of Imokilly in the Cork County Senior Hurling Championship. Congratulations again, Ciaran.


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The winning numbers drawn from the drum last Tuesday were 4,13 and 27. No one matched the winning numbers, so our Jackpot Prize starts to grow once more. Watch out for details of the Prize Jackpot on the newly erected street signs in our locality. Congratulations also to this week’s Consolation Prize winners, who

PANEL: J Swayne, Z Mc Evoy, L Mc Evoy, L Tracey, J Tracey, S Tracey, A Landers, E Fitzgerald, AR Sisk, N O’Farrell, E Benaim, C O’Connor, C Motherway, E Desmond, H Looney, N Fitzgibbon, C Daly, C O’Keeffe, N Walsh.

Many thanks to Mary Treacy for organising these games - many hands make light work.

Erin’s Own were crowned Fé 21 Football County Champions after a tremendous battle with Passage West in Páirc Uí Rinn. Creating history by becoming the inaugural winners of the Seán Crowley Cup, we salute the team players and management on this fantastic achievement. We were by far the better team in the first half, but many missed scoring opportunities which made the game much closer on the scoreboard and caused many anxious moments for the large number of supporters on the night. Alan Bowen opened the scoring with a fine point from play in the 6th minute. Scores were at a premium and we did not add to our tally until Maurice O’Carroll added another point in the 14th minute. We were well on top at this point and had settled into the game well. We scored 1-2 in the next five minutes to put us in a commanding position, the goal coming off the fist of Andrew Power from a great Calvin O’Callaghan pass. We led at the break on a score of 1-5 to 0-2.

were David O’Sullivan, Mary Healy, Mary O’Keeffe and John Paul O’Brien.

Quick quiz

Last week’s teaser asked if you recalled ‘who captained the 1952 Championship winning side?’,

St. Ita’s


Passage took complete control of the game after half time and scored some great points to reduce the lead to just one point after 42 minutes. Erin’s Own were under huge pressure and found it difficult to get the ball up to the forwards. Having soaked the pressure, Alan Bowen played a captain’s part getting our 1st point of the second half in the 49th minute. We regained the initiative with Brian McHugh and Maurice O’Carroll doing trojan work in the middle of the field, and added two more points from Alan Bowen and Andrew Power to put us up four points with five minutes remaining. Even though Passage managed to add two more points, our defence defended magnificently and Chris Ryan certainly saved the day when he made a brilliant block on a shot on goal near the death. TEAM: Ryan O’Neill, Chris Ryan, Cormac Dooley, Niall Fuohy, Niall Scanlon, Jack Sheehan, Seán Crowley, Ian O’Mahony, Brian McHugh, Andrew Power(1-1), Maurice O’Carroll (0-2), Calvin O’Callaghan, Cian O’Callaghan, Alan Bowen(0-4 3f), Mark Collins(0-1). Blood Sub Cathal O’Mahony for Ian O’Mahony, Niall Scanlon and Jack Sheehan.

and the answer was that it was D J McCarthy who had the honour of leading his side to that historic success. This week’s poser asks if you know ‘who is the manager of our second string hurling team?’. The answer will be provided, as usual, next week

THE village of Gortroe heads to Copper Alley next Thursday night when St. Ita’s will face neighbours, Fr. O’Neill’s, in this year’s championship at 7pm. Referee for this game is Denis O’Leary who will be keeping a close eye on proceedings.

Everyone in the village would like to wish St. Ita’s the best of luck for this game. The players and mentors are asking everyone in the village to come along and support the lads on the night. So put it in your diary: Copper Alley, Youghal on Thursday, July 29th at 7pm.

A big welcome home to Don and Marie from their honeymoon, comes from all the members of the club.


Our U10’s are in the capable hands of Helen Cusack and Siobhain Linehan and their young helpers each week. A once monthly blitz was initiated by our own Mary O’Connor, and each month a club holds an

evening for the U10’s. This month it’s the turn of Youghal to host the event. The fixture has proved to be hugely popular and a great success. Well done to all clubs taking part.

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Aghada under 14 footballers reach East Cork final Aghada 3-13 Carrigtwohill 1-9 Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

CARRIGTWOHILL GAA pitch was the venue for the semi final of the under 14 Football A grade championship match on Wednesday, July 21st, with a 7. 30pm throw-in by Ballymacoda referee, Mary Swane. Windy and showery conditions did not ensure summer championship football would be played at its best. This was Aghada’s first match in the championship when Glanmire could not field a team the previous week, and the manner in which Aghada completed the first half displayed a lack of championship skill with a lot of score opportunities missed by players taking the wrong options.

It was Carrigtwohill that opened the scoring with two points from Jamie McCarthy & Frank Kierans, followed by another point in the 10th minute from McCarthy. Two more points from Shane Murphy, and the Carrick boys were dominating. This was Aghada’s wake-up call and the team eventually settled with a pointed free from Jordan Ryan. John Looney then pointed from a short 45 and followed with an excellent point from play in the 21st minute. A soaring run by Jordan Ryan resulted in a dipping goal over the Carrigtwohill goalie and this levelled it. Aghada kept the pressure up with a point from Aaron Stafford and Jordan. However, the Carrig boys responded with two points of their own to leave a point between the teams at half time on a scoreline of 1-5 to 7 points, in favour of Aghada. Declan Devoy and Paul Kilbane brought the team in to the dressing rooms for the interval. What-

tency is required before an East Cork football title is earned.

Aghada await for the winners of Midleton and Killeagh in the final to be played tonight, Wednesday July 28th, venue to be advised.

ABOVE: Killeagh / Ita’s who won the Willy Ryan Under 12 Hurling Tournament 2010 BELOW: The Midleton team who were runners-up

AGHADA TEAM & PANEL;Michael Leahy, Mark Healy, Shane Crowley, James Cashman, Mathew Stafford, Jake O’Donaghue, Cormac Phelan, Aaron Stafford (0-3), Sean O’’Leary (1-0), Brian Rice, Jordan Ryan, Stephen Murphy (0-1), Andrew Murphy (1-0), John Looney (0-5), Mark Wall. Substitutes used Peter Casmman (0-1), and Kieran O’’Hanlon. Substitutes Cian Savage , Danial Creedan, Jack Farmer, Jack Foley, Aaron Butler, Ciaran O’’Reilly, R McCarthy, D Daly.

Willy Ryan Under 12 Hurling tournament 2010

On Saturday, July 24th, eight hurling teams arrived in Rostellan for this year’s final.

ever was said, Aghada came out with a different purpose in the second half and from the start imposed some kind of control to the game. But converting this control to scores did not happen until midway into the second half, and this was after Carrigtwohill had scored a goal and a point in the 35th & 38th minute respectively. Aghada dug deep and the spirit that is this team started to show. Points from Jordan and two consequent points from John Looney eventually levelled the game. Both teams

exchanged points until Aaron’s 45 kick came off the cross bar into the hands of Sean O’Leary and he netted it. This was followed by another fine Looney point, and a point from substitute Peter Cashman. Carrick responded and it took a save by Michael Leahy to deny them a goal. When Andrew Murphy sneaked behind the corner back to score another goal in the last minute of play, it was only then, you could say, that the match was won.

There were good performances from the full back-line of Mark Healy, Shane Crowley and James Cashman which kept Aghada in the game for long periods, supported by Mathew Stafford, Jake O’Donaghue and Cormac Phelan. The missed opportunities must be noted by team management, and especially the distribution of scoring options in not using other forward players, and taking points rather than going for glory goals. This was a hit & miss performance and much better consis-

This was after Watergrasshill had emerged as B winners the previous Saturday, when six East Cork teams competed. The teams who participated in the qualifying section were Kiltha Óg, Erin’s Own, Sarsfields 2, Russell Rovers, Fr O’Neill’s and Watergrasshill. On the finals day, in attendance were Cobh, Castlelyons, Watergrasshill, Midleton, Sarsfields, Carrigtwohill, Killeagh / Ita’s and host club, Aghada.

The finals day was divided into two groups playing three 20 minute games. Two teams emerged from each group to play two Semi finals and they were


Aghada, Midleton, Castlelyons and Killeagh/Ita’s. Eventually, two teams reached the final. Midleton and Killeagh / Ita’s competed in the final in a great game of hurling, with the Killeagh lads scoring a goal in the last few minutes to win the 2010 Willy Ryan. Mrs. Hennessy (sister of the late Willy Ryan) proudly presented the Willy Ryan Cup to the Captain of the Killeagh/Ita’s team, Andrew Leahy.

Cork County GAA fixtures Wednesday, July 28th: Evening Echo Senior Hurling Championship: Blackrock vs. Cloyne at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 7pm Division 3 Football League: Nemo Rangers vs. Adrigole at Nemo Rangers, 7.45pm Evening Echo Junior B Football Championship: Crosshaven vs. Rathluirc Rovers at Castlelyons, 7.30pm Thursday, July 29th: Evening Echo Intermediate Hurling Championship: Cobh vs. Dripsey at Páirc Uí Rinn, 7.30pm Intermediate Hurling League Division 3: Dripsey vs. Cobh at Páirc Uí Rinn, 7.30pm Friday, July 30th: Evening Echo Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship: Aghabullogue vs. Fr. O’Neill’s at Riverstown, 7.30pm.

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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Senior Hurling Championship 2010 Draws ROUND 4 A. St. Finbarr’s VS. B. Glen Rovers

C. Midleton VS. D. Na Piarsaigh E. CIT VS. F. Bishopstown G. Douglas VS. H. UCC

I. Newtownshandrum VS. J. Cloyne / Blackrock K. Erin’s Own VS. L. Ballinhassig M. Sarsfields VS. N. Killeagh

O. Carrigtwohill VS. P. Bride Rovers / Blarney







NB: At the time of going to press, the decision regarding the expulsion of Bride Rovers and Glen Rovers from the Senior Hurling Championship had not been clarified.

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Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship ROUND 4 A. Inniscarra VS. B. Mallow

C. Youghal VS. D. Carrigaline

E. Argideen Rangers VS. F. Ballincollig G. Watergrasshill VS. H. Tracton

I. Castleyons VS. J. Courcey Rovers K. Valley Rovers VS. L. Ballyhea

M. Newcestown Bye N. Ballymartle Bye






M. Newcestown VS. N. Ballymartle



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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Senior Football Championship 2010 Draws ROUND 4 A. Bishopstown VS. B. St. Nick’s

C. Valley Rovers VS. D. Nemo Rangers E. Clonakilty VS. F. Ilen Rovers G.Aghada VS. H. Duhallow

I. St. Finbarr’s VS. J. O’Donovan Rossa K. Castlehaven VS. L. Ballincollig M. Carbery VS. N. Douglas

O. Dohenys VS. P. Carbery Rangers







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Premier Intermediate Football Championship ROUND 4 A. Ballinora VS. B. Newcestown C. Carrigaline VS. D. Glenville E. Mayfield VS. F. Mallow

G. Nemo Rangers VS. H. Bantry Blues I. Clyda Rovers VS. J. St. Michael’s

K. Grenagh VS. L. Béal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh M. Kiskeam Bye N. St. Vincent’s Bye






M. Kiskeam VS. N. St. Vincent’s



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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Ciáran McGann returns to rescue Castlelyons in Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship


Castlelyons 1-14 Courcey Rovers 1-14

CASTLELYONS again showed commendable courage to haul themselves back from the brink of championship elimination, as once again they survived to earn a draw deep into injury time in this 4th round game in the Cork Premier Intermediate hurling championship, played in Páirc Uí Rinn on last Saturday afternoon.

This was a splendid contest with Castlelyons making the first half running with young Michael Spillane, Leo Sexton and Timmy McCarthy all on target in the early stages, while John and Niall Murphy and Dara Lordan replied for Courcey Rovers.

Castlelyons were fighting for every ball with Sean Kenny, Barry O’Connell and Colm Spillane doing well in defence. Good teamwork set up some great scores with Darren Tobin, Barry Fitzgerald and Timmy McCarthy all landing great points to leave the Abbeyside outfit in front by 0-10 to 0-6 at half time, Seamus Hayes, Niall Murphy and Gavin Moloney kept Courcey Rovers in the game.

The Castlelyons team that drew with Courcey Rovers in the Premier IHC championship

Killeagh / Ita’s juvenile SATURDAY last was surely one of the busiest days of the year, with our Under 9s, Under 10s, Under 12s and Under 14s all in action, with great success all round.

Our Under 9 hurlers hosted Sarfields on Saturday morning, and we had two very competitive 10-a-side games. Honours were even in two close games, with great improvements made by both sets of players since we had met in early April. Many thanks to Daniel and Dylan for refereeing these games at short notice.

Our Under 10 footballers played a very entertaining game against Youghal on Saturday afternoon. This 10-a-side game was played under the Go Games format, which seemed to suit both teams, with some excellent point scoring, goals, and defensive play evident from each side.

Willie Ryan Tournament 2010 (Fé12 Hurling)

Once again at this time of year our thanks go to the Aghada Club for the organising and running of the Annual Willie Ryan

Time was running out, but a great delivery from Peter Murphy saw Ciáran McGann connect with an overhead pull to propel the ball to the net and salvage a draw for Castlelyons, who were on the verge of going out.

Cork minor player, Colm Spillane battles for possession with Dara Lordan

Hurling Tournament for under 12 boys. A fantastic tournament to participate in, and an even sweeter one to win.

Rostellan was a hive of activity on Saturday last as eight teams descended on the grounds to do battle for this prestigious prize. Two groups of fours teams hurled out of their skins in a round robin format, with two teams from each group qualifying for the playoff stages, a step closer to the trophy.

We were grouped with Midleton, Sarsfields and Carrigtwohill and opposite Cobh, Castlelyons Watergrasshill and the hosts, Aghada. With all players on top form, we set about our task in hand and after some marvellous exciting hurling games, we defeated all our opponents and had topped our group, with Midleton as runners up. In group two it was Aghada and Castlelyons who emerged. Semifinals ready to be blown into action and the adrenal pumping, it was Midleton V Aghada and Castlelyons V ourselves.

We had a very tough encounter with the Castlelyons boys and the game had to go to extra time to separate the sides.

Feeling the heat of the beautiful day, the little legs and bodies were tiring, but we dug deep and emerged victorious to contest the 2010 final with the other semifinalists, Midleton, who had overcome Aghada in another thriller. Last lap, we regrouped and hydrated before we once again faced the Midleton boys for the final showdown. A total different game to the group stages, we could take nothing for granted and had to pull out all the stops if we were to win this contest.

After an exciting close encounter, level on a few occasions, we battled to the bitter end and amid scenes of exhaustion and joy we were the eventual winners.

Captain, Andrew Leahy accepted the prestigious Willie Ryan Trophy on our behalf for the seventh time. Congratulations to all the lads and their mentors on this fantastic achievement. Our thanks to the Aghada Club for the invite, and for their hospitality on the day.

The never say die attitude that saw them overcome Fr. O’Neill’s last time, was again evident on this occasion, and while they will have it all to do again next time out, they are still in the championship, which is what it is all about.

On the resumption, an early point from Michael Spillane increased the Castlelyons advantage but it was Courcey Rovers that roared into action as Seamus Hayes banged home a goal and followed it up with points from play, to bring the sides level.

Scores had dried up considerably for the Castlelyons boys, and when Timmy McCarthy failed to score from a 20 metre free it looked curtains for them, especially since Dara Lordan pointed on the stroke of full time to leave Castlelyons four points adrift.

Fé 14 ‘A’ Football Championship

We regained our lead as Eoghan Keniry slotted home our penalty shot, to which Midleton replied with a well taken point.

Dara Lordan edged Courcey Rovers into a two point lead, with Vincent Hurley and Seamus Hayes putting distance between the sides as Courcey Rovers looked the more likely winners leading by 1-13 to 0-13 with just five minutes remaining.

Saturday evening last saw us contest the semi-final stages of this year’s fé 14 ‘A’ football championships with the Midleton lads.

Played in Midleton under the watchful eye of Niall Barrett, an reiteoir, we got off to a blistering start with a Dan Smiddy goal, followed closely by another from the boot of Eoghan Keniry. Midleton had settled by now and had pegged one back by securing three unanswered points (2 frees).

We edged ahead again as Shane Smiddy tapped over two beauties, only to have them cancelled out by the Midleton reply. With twenty minutes gone on the clock, Midleton levelled matters with a well taken penalty which Colin was unlucky not to stop. Padraig Walsh and Dan Smiddy regained our lead with a point each as the half time whistle was sounded. Killeagh/Ita’s 2-4 to Midleton 1-5. The opening stages of the second half were nail biting stuff, as both teams fought hard and the sides were again level after twelve minutes of play, 3-6 to 29.

Ciáran McGann, making his first appearance since last March, had been brought on for the closing minutes as deep into injury time Timmy McCarthy pointed to leave just a goal between the sides.

It was nip and tuck for the next ten minutes with both teams defending well and both sets of forwards producing only a point each.

With six minutes remaining on the clock and only a goal (in our favour) separating the sides, it was anyone’s game, but at this stage we dug deep and rallied with a late surge and managed to secure victory scoring a 2-2 blitz, without reply from the Midleton lads, to run out winners 69 to 2-11. We now face Aghada in this years East Cork final. Best of luck to all involved.

Premier Minor Hurling League

Our minor lads continued their league trail, travelling to the City venue of Mayfield to play the hosts, last Tuesday evening. This was an exciting contest played on a perfect evening for hurling. We saw some fine passages of play from both defences, and some fantastic goals and points from the forwards.

We emerged victorious with the league points in the bag on a

CASTLELYONS: C McGann 1-0, M Spillane 0-6, T McCarthy and D Tobin 0-3 each, B Fitzgerald and L Sexton 01 each. COURCEY ROVERS: S Hayes 1-4, D Lordan 0-4, N Murphy and G Moloney 0-2 each, V Hurley and J Murphy 0-1 each. CASTLELYONS: S O’Sullivan, C Barry, B O’Connell, M Dorgan, C Spillane, S Kenny, A O’Sullivan, T McCarthy, P Murphy, D Tobin, D Wallace, L Sexton, E Maye, B Fitzgerald and M Spillane. Subs used C McGann and B Carroll. COURCEY ROVERS: G Minihane, J Duggan, D Murphy, D Lordan, D Duggan, B Hayes, T Lordan, S Lordan, D Hayes, K Moloney, Dara Lordan, S Hayes, J K Murphy, N Murphy and G Moloney. Subs used V Hurley, S Moloney and JR Murphy. REFEREE: James Dorgan, Nemo Rangers.

score line of Killeagh/Ita’s 3-13 to Mayfield 1-13. This was a good workout for both teams as they eagerly wait to see who they will draw in the third round of the Championship. Stay tuned to see who the Killeagh/Ita lads will face.

Congratulations & best wishes

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our sister Club, St. Ita’s and our Fé 21 Hurlers every success as they continue their Championship trail this week. Our congratulations go to our own Cian Fogarty who helped the Cork County Intermediate hurlers to Munster victory during this past week. All very proud of you! Well done. We would like to wish our Fé 14 Hurling Manager, Brian Barry, (better known as Blondie) and his fiancée, Susan Nolan a fantastic wedding day on Friday and a life time of happiness. Also our congrats to Johnny Walsh and his new bride, Aileen who took the plunge this past week. Upcoming fixtures: U10 hurling vs. Youghal in Killeagh tonight, Wednesday, July 28th at 6.30pm U9 hurling vs. Kiltha Óg in Castlemartyr on Thursday, July 29th at 7.30pm.

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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Intermediate Hurling Championship 2010 ROUND 4 A. Bandon VS. B. Kanturk

C. Eire Óg VS. D. Ballygarvan E. Barryroe VS. F. Blackrock G.Drispey VS. H. Cobh I. Aghada VS. J. Fermoy

K. Milford / St. Vincent’s VS. L. Kilbrittain M. Dromina Bye N. Kilworth Bye







M. Dromina Bye VS. N. Kilworth Bye

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Intermediate Football Championship 2010 ROUND 4 A. Kinsale VS. B. Kildorrery

C. Canovee VS. D. Killavullen

E. Aghabullogue VS. F. Cill na Martra G. Youghal VS. H. Eire Óg

I. Ballyclough VS. J. Castletownbere K. Adrigole VS. L. Glanworth

M. Fermoy Bye N. Macroom Bye






M. Fermoy VS. N. Macroom



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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Watergrasshill bow out of

Cork Intermediate Hurling Relegation Final

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship DECLAN BARRON REPORTS Watergrasshill 0-9 Tracton 0-18

St. Catherine’s caught on the line as St. Vincent’s force a replay St. Catherine’s 2-18 St. Vincent’s 3-15

ST. Catherine’s and St. Vincent’s will have to meet again to decide who drops out of the Intermediate grade, as St. Vincent’s rescued a draw with virtually the last puck of the game when they saw a long range free end up in the net. It was hard luck on St. Catherine’s, as they looked the better side throughout an exciting 60 minutes of hurling at the splendid Castletownroche venue on last Friday night.

The Watergrasshill team that made their exit from this year’s PIHC THIS game was played in Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday evening with a slight breeze favouring Tracton in the opening period. That said, however, it was Paddy O’Regan who was to open the scoring for Watergrasshill with a point from a free. It was apparent from an early stage that Tracton were up for this game and four quick points had them in control of proceedings, but it took a fine save from Damien Walsh to deny Anthony Cronin a goal for Watergrasshill.

While Paddy O’Regan and Paudi Cahill brought the Hill back into contention, the finishing power of Ronan Walsh, Joe Kingston, Kieran Lynch and Sean O’Sullivan had Tracton well in control, and at half time they enjoyed a seven point advantage as they led by 0-13 to 07. Having played with a strengthening breeze, it was expected that Watergrasshill would make serious inroads into the lead in the second half, but such thoughts never came to fruition as Tracton defended very well.

Midleton Juvenile GAA Golf Classic

OUR Golf Classic took place last week and it turned out to be a tremendous success overall. The weather, despite the forecast, worked out a treat and over 100 teams participated with an equal amount of tee box sponsors. The Juvenile Club would like to thank the Committee, brilliantly led by Frank Bransfield, for the organisation of this event. Everything proved to be a hit, from Timmy & Pa serving up the burger’s on the 9th, to Gavin “Puppy” Power the Bookie on the 18th!

Many thanks to our main sponsor, Laois Hire, to all the sponsors of teams, tee boxes and prizes, those who helped out over the two days and to Maurice & Claire Maloney of East Cork Golf Club for their fabulous hospitality once again. Main winners were as follows: 1st Ger Gubbins Contractors (Rob White, Mark Carroll, Ian Maher) 53.7 2nd Blackwater Motors (John O’Mahony, Noel O’Keeffe, Ger Shinnick) 54.9

3rd (Adrian Williams, Ross Williams, Robert Williams) 55 4th (Pat Sexton, Kieran O’Brien, John O’Neill) 55.5 5th (Michael Keohane, Paul Kenneally, Martin O’Driscoll) 56.3 6th (Padraig O’Brien, Paudie O’Brien, Martin Downey) 57.1 7th Coakley’s Menswear (J.J. Ryan, Tom Dennehy, M Coakley) 57.1 8th (James Murray, Jim McCarthy, A McEvoy) 57.5 Last 9: 9th Lee Oil (John Moloney, Michael O’Sullivan, Donal Keohane) 57.5 10th Carrigshane Guesthouse (Willie O’Connell, Willie Madden, Paul Sheehy) 58.3 11th (Ger Manley, Garan Manley, Paddy O’Brien) 58.4 A full list of winners is available on our website.

Tony Kelly RIP

We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to the Kelly family on the sad passing of Tony. He was a great supporter of our club down through the years, serving as a selector on numerous teams, as a member of the GAA Golf Society and also as a generous club Sponsor. He was a larger than life character, and will be sadly missed.

Both sides traded two points apiece but Watergrasshill could not find enough scores to really test Tracton.

In the end, Tracton ran out comfortable winners by double scores 0-18 to 0-9 as the Watergrasshill challenge petered out. Watergrasshill will look back on a season that promised much, but has come to a premature end, but they can have no complaints about this result as Tracton were the masters throughout this contest.

New website

Midleton GAA have revamped their existing website and the new one is now available for you to visit. Simply log on to and browse our site. You can also sign up to our mailing list.

Upcoming fixtures

Our Senior Hurlers continue their preparation for their Championship game against Na Piarsaigh when they travel to Rathcormac to face Bride Rovers this Thursday, July 29th at 7.30 pm. The game against Na Piarsaigh is provisionally fixed for Saturday August 14th in the Páirc at 6.45pm. We host Sars and Killeagh in the Senior Hurling Championship in Midleton on Sunday, August 15th, again provisionally. Our Junior A Hurlers are down to play on Saturday, August 7th against Erin’s Own in the championship. Time to be confirmed.


Our Minor Hurlers and Footballers are busy at the moment. Last week our Footballers travelled to Canovee in the League and lost out by a point on a 1-12 to 2-08 scoreline. On Tuesday, July 27th they made the long journey to Skibbereen to face O’Donovan Rossa in the

Once again Kevin Dinneen was in sublime form for St. Catherine’s shooting a dozen fine points, while goals from Shane Kearney in the opening half and Patrick Roche in the second half looked to have put St. Catherine’s on the road to victory. WATERGRASSHILL: P O’Regan 0-4 P Cahill 0-3, P O’Brien and J Halbert 01 each. TRACTON: R Walsh 0-10, J Kingston 0-4, S O’Sullivan, P Kingston, M O’Sullivan and K Lynch 0-1 each. WATERGRASSHILL: G Cahill, M Barry, I Gardiner, J Dorgan, J O’Keeffe, N O’Riordan, S O’Leary, P O’Regan, J Halbert, A Cronin, E Enright, W O’Leary, P Cahill, P O’Brien and E Barry. Subs used K Coakley, S O’Callaghan and E O’Reilly TRACTON: D Walsh, M Barry, K Corrigan, C McGuinness, M Desmond, B Lynch, T McGuinness, K Lynch, F Walsh, R Walsh, J Kingston, S O’Sullivan, P Kingston, M O’Sullivan and F Lynch. Sub R Lynch. REFEREE: David Copps, Ballyea.

League. No result to hand at this time. The Minor hurlers travel to Newtownshandrum this Friday, July 30th for a league fixture, with a 7.30pm throw in.

Annual BBQ

Please note that our annual BBQ will not take place on the usual date of Sunday, Bank Holiday weekend, due to fixtures and clashes with other events. We hope to rearrange it for another suitable date and we will advertise it as soon it’s confirmed

Coffee Mornings

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

Underage Fé 10

On Saturday last Midleton “Whites” Fé 10 team played another round of games in the East Cork league at Fr. ONeill’s home in Ahavine. We travelled with eleven players and there was plenty of game time for all the players. We drew with Castlelyons on a scoreline of 4 goals

St. Vincent’s, who battled hard throughout, never gave up the hunt and with Cian Barry, Paul Ahearn and David Collins, who got their first goal, doing well for them, they continued to live in hope. Trailing by five points with just minutes remaining, a goal from Jason Daly gave St. Vincent’s a lifeline, but Kieran Morrison restored the St. Catherine’s three point advantage. The final goal from Paul Ahearn meant that both sides will have to meet again to decide the issue, as extra time is not played in a relegation situation.

ST. CATHERINE’S: K Dinneen 0-12, S Kearney and P Roche 1-1 each, L O’Connor 0-2, K Morrison and B Mulcahy 0-1 each. ST. VINCENT’S: C Barry 0-8, D Collins 1-2, J Daly 1-1, P Ahearn 1-0, T O’Connell 0-2, S Rodgers and W Murphy 0-1 each. ST. VINCENT’S: A McCarthy, JP Power, C Kenneally, S Cunningham, R Fielding, P Ahearn, W Murphy, T O’Connell, J Buckley, JP Murphy, J Daly, C Barry, K Goulding, S Rodgers and D Collins. Subs used, K Collins, T O’Mahony, and D O’Connor. ST. CATHERINE’S: E Ahearn, C Hegarty, R Clancy, A Keane, M O’Keeffe, P Cotter, E Kenneally, S Cotter, L O’Connor, B Mulcahy, S Fitzgerald, P Roche, Brian Mulcahy, K Morrison and K Dinneen. Sub used J Sheehan. REFEREE: M Moynihan, Greanagh.

each in a great game, with Castlelyons scoring the equaliser with the last puck of the game. The team put up a great show against a much stronger Fr. O’Neill’s side, but lost in a great game by 4-0 to 2-1. Fr 0 Neill’s were great hosts and our players and mentors were treated to refreshments when the hurling was over. This competition has been a great success and many of our young hurlers are showing great improvement in hurling skills. The team on the day was Eric Duggan, Fionn O’Connell, Christian Murphy, Adam O’Connell, Fergus Wade, Ryan ORiordan, Eabhan De Barra, Cathal Morrissey, Scott Wholohan, Joseph Boyle, Coleman Quinn.

Fé 16

Our Fé 16s played two hurling league games recently against Carrigtwohill and Kiltha Óg. We had a comfortable win over Carrigtwohill 0-11 to 5-10 away but lost to Kiltha Óg 3.17 v 4.13 by a single point, in a very exciting game in Dungourney.

PANEL: Brian Fitzgerald, Tom Motherway, Conor Maloney, Colin Barry, Elliot Mulcahy, Cathal Mc Carthy, Joe Murray, Gavin Hurley, Andrew Rea, Conan Finnegan, Patrice Tschmanga, Matthew Bell, Billy O’Shea, Aaron Mc Evoy, Darren Quirke, Padraic Nagle, Michael

Abernethy, Cian Collins, Sean O’Farrell, Eanna O’Brien and John Shanahan.

Fé 8

On Saturday, July 17th, we were invited to a play and stay fun blitz in St. Vincent’s. There were three teams in the blitz, the hosts St. Vincent’s, St. Finbarr’s and ourselves. Each team had two teams of ten and had three games each. The weather was perfect, which helped for the great mornings hurling we had. Many thanks to St. Vincent’s for holding the blitz in their very impressive facilities. We look forward to the next blitz which will be held on the 21st of August in St. Finbarr’s.


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Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Cork set up a CATFIGHT with easy victory D B R over Antrim Cork 1-25 Antrim 0-19 ECLAN



Cork to take on Connaught’s champions Declan Barron previews Cork vs. Roscommon CORK now know that their path to this year’s All Ireland Final will begin with a quarter final meeting with Connaught champions, Roscommon. Without taking anything away from the men from the West, this is the game Conor Counihan would have been praying to get, following a tough encounter with Limerick on last weekend.

Cork will not take Roscommon lightly, but if they are to harbour hopes of lifting Sam Maguire this season then they must blow Roscommon away with a display of purposeful football that will set up a semi final meeting with either Tyrone or Dublin. The triple threat: Cork’s Niall McCarthy, Paudie O’Sullivan and Kieran Murphy CORK eased their way to a semi final meeting with Kilkenny, with a workmanlike display in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon.

The object of the exercise was to reach the semi final, and this Denis Walsh’s side did without ever having to reach the heights they will need against Kilkenny. Cork never ever looked in danger as they flashed over four early points, with Paudi O’Sullivan getting off the mark in the opening minutes along with Cathal Naughton, Asaki O’hAilpin and Ben O’Connor as four of the starting forwards all scored early.

For Antrim free-taker, Neil McManus, was a constant threat while Liam Watson also posed problems for Cork with his strength.

As the half progressed Cork were able to plunder points with ease as Kieran Murphy, Tom Kenny, John Gardiner and Ben O’Connor kept the flag man busy. Antrim were like a dog with a bone, and they continued to hang onto Cork’s coat tails with Watson, McManus and Shane McNaughton all getting good points as Cork led by 0-14 to 0-11 approaching the break.

The final two minutes before half time sealed the issue as the hard working Niall McCarthy added to his earlier point by slamming home a goal to put Cork firmly in the driving seat. Further points from Ben O’Connor saw Cork go in at half time leading by 1-16 to 0-11, as daylight had been put between the sides.

On the resumption, Antrim continued to fight the good fight as they matched Cork point for point, but they could never get near enough to close the half time gap. Cork were content to coast to victory, as they set their sights on the bigger test that lies ahead. Cork can now focus their efforts and energy into getting it right for Kilkenny, and the selectors will have much food for thought as improved displays from Kieran Murphy, Paudi O’Sullivan and Niall McCarthy were a welcome boost. But the twin towers of Aisake O’hAilpin and Michael Cussen have yet to set the hurling world on fire so perhaps Kilkenny is the stage they need.

CORK: B O’Connor 0-6, N McCarthy 1-2, K Murphy 0-4, P O’Sullivan, T Kenny and J Gardiner 0-3 each, C Naughton 0-2, W Egan and A O’hAilpin

Injury worries will be a concern to Conor Counihan and his selectors ahead of this weekend’s game in Croke Park, but strength in depth is perhaps Cork’s biggest asset at present, as players coming off the bench seem to 0-1 each.

ANTRIM: N McManus 0-9, L Watson 0-5, M Herron, S McNaughton, J Campbell and K McKeegan 0-1 each.

CORK: D Og Cusack, S Murphy, E Cadogan, B Murphy, J Gardiner, R Curran, R Ryan, T Kenny, C Naughton, M Cussen, K Murphy, N McCarthy, P O’Sullivan, A O’hAilpin and B O’Connor. Subs used P Horgan, P Cronin and W Egan. ANTRIM: C O’Connell, S Delargy, C Donnelly, K McGrourty, C Herron, J Campbell, J Shiels, S McNaughton, K Stewart, S McCrory, N McManus, T McCann, PJ O’Connell, L Watson and K McKeegan. Subs used J McKeague, B McFall, M Herron, M Hammill and E McCloskey. REFEREE: Michael Wadding, Waterford.

slot in seamlessly and contribute to the overall team display.

Getting decent scores appears a problem at present with only Daniel Goulding doing so with regularity, while the free taking from the right is causing difficulty with Paddy Kelly not up to scratch.

The return of Donnacha O’Connor may improve that department if he is fit to start, while the positive attitude of players such as Colm O’Neill, Ciáran Sheehan and Aidan Walsh has added a new dimension to Cork this season. Still the Rebels look to Graham Canty, Pierce O’Neill, Michael Shields and John Miskella to provide leadership, and while they are not the finished article yet they should be good enough to account for a Roscommon side that depends almost exclusively on Donie Shine for their scores.

Cork will now play Kilkenny in the first of the All Ireland semi finals in Croke Park on Sunday, August 8th with Waterford facing Tipperary in the other semi final on August 15th.

Tipperary made full use of the back door system by defeating Galway in a high scoring thriller to set up a meeting with Waterford. The prospect of a Cork/ Waterford or Cork/ Tipperary All Ireland now exists, although most people expect it to be a repeat of last year with Kilkenny taken to defeat Cork, while most pundits feel that Tipperary will take Waterford. Exciting times lie ahead, with two good semi final games in prospect.

I don’t expect Roscommon to pose too many problems for whatever Cork side is chosen to do duty, but from here on in Cork will need to go about their business and take their chances, as up to now they have been failing to kill off sides when in control.

The game against Limerick is another example of this, and if Cork allows chances to the better sides they will take them. The time of the Cork game had not been announced when compiling this preview, but I suspect that it will be on Sunday with Dublin vs. Tyrone. In the other pairings Meath will face Kildare, while an improving Down side will take on Kerry who will be without suspended duo Paul Galvin and Tomás O’Sé, so perhaps a shock may be on the cards here.


Senior Football Challenge: Aghada 0-8 Douglas 2-13

U21 Hurling Challenge 24/7/10: Aghada 1-12 Ballymartle 3-20 Junior B Hurling Challenge 24/7/10: Aghada 3-14 Ballymartle2-8 Senior football league 2 result 23/7/10: Aghada 0-5 Newcestown 1-7.

Weekend Previews with Declan Barron

THE action continues over the weekend with games in the Junior A Hurtling championship, while the U21 B hurling championship is also due to get underway. This game took place on Sunday night in Rostellan and resulted in an easy win for Erin’s Own. It did, however, see the return to action of Brendan Barry for Killeagh and that will be a big boost to them, while for Erin’s Own this win puts them into the quarter final.

Erin’s Own 1-22 Killeagh 0-9

29/7/10 at 7pm: The action continues on Thursday night in Youghal where St Ita’s will fancy their chances of overcoming neighbours, Fr. O’Neill’s, in what should be another good game. St Ita’s will go into this game with confidence high after victory over Lisgoold, and if they play to form they should come out on top.

Fr. O’Neill’s vs. St. Ita’s in Youghal

Cobh vs. Dripsey in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7.30pm

Also on Thursday night in Páirc Uí Rinn, Cobh will take on Dripsey in the IHC and here again a tight contest is forecast. If Cobh can play to their potential then they are capable of further progress in the Intermediate hurling championship.

30/7/10: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Aughabolloghue in Riverstown, 7pm

This Premier Intermediate hurling relegation play off game goes ahead in Riverstown on Friday night where Fr. O’Neill’s will be hoping their luck can change, as they bid to avoid relegation. Again, it could go either way but Fr. O’Neill’s are taken to survive.

31/7/10: U21 B hurling championship St. Catherine’s vs. Castlelyons in Rathcormac, 7pm Sarsfields 2 vs. Russell Rovers in Ballinacurra, 6pm Aghada vs. Cloyne in Ballinacurra, 7.30pm Three games are down for decision on Saturday in the Jones Engineering U21 B hurling championship, with Castlelyons expected to account for St. Catherine’s, Sarsfields 2 taken to come out on top against Russell Rovers and Aghada given the verdict over Cloyne. On Sunday night in Castlelyons at 7pm Killeagh will face Carrig na bhFearr, with the verdict going to Killeagh.

Also on Sunday night in Páirc Uí Rinn, Glenville are set to face Carrigaline in the Premier Intermediate football championship, but this game may not go ahead due to Nicholas Murphy’s involvement with the Cork footballers. Please check with clubs regarding fixtures, as changes may occur midweek depending on when Cork are playing Roscommon.

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Erin’s Own make history with inaugural U21B football county title win Erin’s Own 1-8 Passage West 0-9 HISTORY was created on last Thursday night in Páirc Uí Rinn as Erin’s Own became the very first side to win the “Sean Crowley Cup” when they captured the County U21 “B” football title with a hard earned, but fully deserved victory, over a gallant Passage West side captained by Cian McCarthy from Glanmire. In the finish Erin’s Own were hanging on for dear life with corner back, Chris Ryan, making a fine block down to keep their two point cushion intact after the East Cork champions were put under severe pressure in the closing stages. That was in contrast to the opening half where Erin’s Own dominated proceedings, but failed to avail of early goal scoring chances. Indeed, Passage was lucky not to have conceded two early goals, as they started very nervously. Alan Bowen drew first blood for Erin’s Own with a fine point from play but Shane Howard brought the sides level with his

first effort for Passage. Maurice Carroll and Brian McHugh were dominant for Erin’s Own in the opening quarter, while their pressure finally paid off by way of a goal fisted home by Andrew Power to put Erin’s Own in the driving seat as they led by 1-3 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter. By half time Erin’s Own had in-

creased their advantage and led by 1-5 to 0-2 at the interval but they were not in the least flattered by this advantage, as they missed some easy scores as well. On the resumption it was a different matter as Passage West, driven on by Cian McCarthy, began to get their act together

and show why they were so highly regarded coming into this final. A flurry of well taken points by McCarthy and the Howard brother brought Passage to within two points with just ten minutes remaining, as Erin’s Own now had a battle for survival on their hands.


needed it, as Passage continued to give it their all with Mark Howard and Cian McCarthy cutting the advantage to just two points, before Chris Ryan earned his keep by bringing off that late saving block that would have given Passage the title, but instead found its way to Caherlag as Erin’s Own prevailed to become the inaugural winners of the “Sean Crowley Cup”.

The winning Erin’s Own team

Good work by Cormac Dooley, Niall Fouhy, Jack Sheehan and Niall Scanlon in defence kept Erin’s Own in the game as team captain, Alan Bowen, steadied the ship with a well taken free before Andrew Power came up with another fisted score, this time a point, to give his side a little breathing space. They surely

ERIN’S OWN: A Power 1-1, A Bowen 0-4, M Carroll 0-2 and M Collins 0-1. PASSAGE WEST: S Howard 0-4, C McCarthy and M Howard 0-2 each and S Kind 0-1. ERIN’S OWN: R O’Neill, C Ryan, C Dooley, N Fouhy, N Scanlon, J Sheehan, S Crowley, I O’Mahony, B McHugh, A Power, M Carroll, C O’Callaghan, Cian O’Callaghan, A Bowen and M Collins. Sub used D Smiddy. PASSAGE WEST: R Kind, E Murphy, P Walsh, C Higgins, C Burke, E Fitzgerald, N McCarthy, S Kind, C McCarthy, E Kennefick, M Howard, C O’Driscoll, J Burns, S Howard and G Carroll. Subs used R Higgins, S Kenny and L O’Sullivan. REFEREE: Donal Forde, Donoughmore.

Cork survives titanic battle for first hurling silverware of the season DECLAN BARRON REPORTS

CORK 0-15 WATERFORD 0-13 A NEW Cork intermediate side survived another titanic battle to claim Munster honours on last Thursday night at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, as another storming finish saw the rebels come from

behind to claim victory and the first hurling silverware for Cork this season. Cork had to go to extra time to overcome Limerick in the semi final, and again last week they left it very late before

The Cork Intermediate Hurlers who beat Waterford 0-15 to 0-13 in the Munster Final at Fraher Field

securing victory, with points from Youghal’s Bill Cooper and John Halbert from Watergrasshill giving Cork a two point victory.

Cork, playing against the breeze in the opening half, were reliant on Eoin Conway and Danny O’Callaghan for scores and at half time trailed by 0-7 to 0-5 as Mark Harrington saw a free deflected over for a point. Sean Walsh, Chairman, Munster Council presents the cup to Cork Captain, Mark Harrington. (Photos: Sean Byrne)

On the resumption it was Waterford that took up the running, to stretch their advantage with some well taken points.

Cork, for their part, showed character in abundance with Cian Fogarty, Kevin Hartnett and Danny O’Callaghan thundering into the match, and with Brian Lawton and Eoin Conway, along with Mark O’Sullivan all on target, the sides were level with just minutes remaining at 012 apiece.

Tomás Ryan from Tallow edged Waterford back in front again before Barry Fitzgerald brought the sides level, with extra time looking a possibility.

In injury time Cork came up with the match winning points as Bill Cooper and John Halbert scores pushed Cork over the finishing line to claim the Munster title with a completely new side from last season.

Cork could well be back at the venue again, should they reach they final against Kilkenny, but for now another Munster title is heading Cork’s way after a courageous fight back earned them victory.

CORK: E Conway 0-5, B Cooper, D O’Callaghan and M O’Sullivan 0-2

each, M Harrington, B Fitzgerald, B Lawton and J Halbert 0-1 each. WATERFORD: M Gorman 0-5, J Kearney and N Jacob 0-2 each, P Hurney, B Phelan, T Connors and T Ryan 0-1 each. CORK: D McCarthy, M Walsh, C Fogarty, B Coleman, D Lucey, K Hartnett, M Ellis, D O’Callaghan, B Fitzgerald, E Conway, B Cooper, C Casey, M Harrington, B Corry and M O’Sullivan. Subs used S Corry, B Lawton and J Halbert. WATERFORD: A Power, S Kearney, J O’Leary, S Kearney (Lismore) J Coffey, P Murray, J Hurney, B Phelan, N O’Murchu, P Hurney, T Connors, J Kearney, M Gorman, N Jacob and D Murphy. Subs used S Fives, T Ryan, C O’Gorman, C Carey and P Mahony. REFEREE: Michael O’Connor, Limerick.

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Dungourney impress again as Carraig na bhFearr defeated in 3rd round Dungourney 3-14 Carraig na bhFearr 1-12 DUNGOURNEY continued their impressive form on last Saturday night as they overcome a poor start to deservedly progress to a quarter final meeting with Sarsfields in two weeks time. Returning team captain, Shane Casey, proved to be the key man in attack as his two second half goals kept Dungourney in the driving seat as they held off a game Carraig na bhFearr side that came up short in attack.

This game started at a whirlwind pace and Carraig na bhFearr got off to a flying start with Paul Murphy pointing a free while full forward, John O’Sullivan, found the net in the 3rd minute. Murphy added another point to give his side a five point advantage after five minutes on a perfect Watergrasshill pitch. It took Dungourney a few minutes to get up to the pace of the game, with Martin Wall getting them off the mark with a good point from play. As the half wore on Dungourney grew in stature with Frank Hegarty bagging an 8th minute goal, while Martin Wall

Dara Ahearn is surrounded as he battles to win possession and Kevin Kelleher again found the range to close the gap to a single point.

It was end to end stuff as both sides had some terrific moves, with Cian Dorgan and Nicky Pyke hitting points for Carraig

while Brian Rodgers put over a magnificent sideline cut to bring the sides level. Rodgers put Dungourney into a lead they


would not relinquish as they finished the half leading by 1-7 to 1-5.

On the resumption both sides added a brace of points apiece before Frank Hegarty did the spade work to set up a goal for Shane Casey, and when Kevin Kelleher shot over a point from play, Dungourney were suddenly six points to the good with ten second half minutes played. Carraig na bhFearr continued to battle hard with Paul Murphy, Con Burns and sub Brian Hegarty all bagging points to close the gap, as the battle for supremacy continued. With ten minutes remaining just a goal separated the sides, with Dungourney leading by 2-12 to 1-12, and it was all still to play for. Brian Rodgers and Dara Ahearn were still superb for Dungourney while Shane Horgan and Timmy Geaney continued to star for Carraig. The vital score came with just four minutes remaining as Shane Casey managed to find space to slot home a third Dungourney goal.

Insurance points followed from Frank Hegarty and Kevin Kelleher to secure a fully deserved victory. Sarsfields will again provide the opposition for Dungourney in the semi final, but it will be a different Dungourney side that goes into battle next time round, as the Dun’s continue to show great battling qualities with improving stick-work as each match brings them on.

DUNGOURNEY: S Casey 2-1, F Hegarty 1-1, B Rodgers 0-5, K Kelleher 0-4, M Wall 0-2 and K Rohan 0-1 CARRAIG NA BHFEARR: J O’Sullivan 1-0, P Murphy and P O’Keeffe 03 each, C Dorgan 0-2, N Pyke, B Hegarty, C Burns and S Horgan 0-1 each. DUNGOURNEY: K Hegarty, A Kelleher, M Hegarty, E Ahearn, J Roynane, J Leahy, B Rodgers, M Wall, D Ahearn, K Rohan, K Kelleher, Kenneth Kelleher, S Casey, F Hegarty and J Hickey. Subs used M Hickey and W McCarthy. CARRAIG NA BHFEARR: C Hegarty, T Sheehan, C O’Reilly, T Kennedy, C Horgan, D O’Driscoll, A Hegarty, T Geaney, S Horgan, N Pyke, C Dorgan, C Burns, P Murphy, J O’Sullivan and R Spillane. Subs used D Foley and B Hegarty. REFEREE: James Bermingham, Bride Rovers.

Youghal almost caught by Carrigaline, but survive a close call with late points


Youghal 0-17 Carrigaline 0-13 AT half time in this 4th round Premier Intermediate Hurling championship Youghal looked to be in a commanding position, leading by 012 to 0-4 after a competent first half display. Youghal were in sublime form as great running and support play was embellished by some excellent point taking with Ciáran O’Mahony, Barry Ring, Brendan Coleman, Andrew Curtin and Brendan Ring all in superb form as they found the range with ease.

Carrigaline, in that opening half, were all over the place and their tactic of playing an extra player outfield, backfired as the Youghal half-back-line of Leigh Desmond, Conor Spillane and Barry Ring were in complete control. Only Peter Murphy, Simon O’Brien and David Drake looked dangerous as Carrigaline lined out without Cork senior, Nicholas Murphy. Whatever was said in the Carrigaline dressing room at half time certainly worked, and while Brendan Ring extended the Youghal advantage to nine points, it was Carrigaline that were to go on a scoring spree as they shot seven points in succession to close the gap to just two points.


Indeed, Carrigaline threatened a goal as well and shot two bad wides, before Brendan Ring lifted the siege with a badly needed Youghal point.

Still, it was Carrigaline that continued to press forward and points from Simon O’Brien and Tony Murphy cut the Youghal lead to just a single point with five minutes remaining. It was all to play for at that stage, but Youghal finally got their rhythm going again and a super point from Bill Cooper steadied the Youghal ship, with Damien Ring with a pressure free and James O’Mahony landing insurance points to push Youghal four points clear again.

The Youghal defence also stepped up to the plate in those closing stages as John Grace, Michael Cronin and Leigh Desmond all got in valuable clearances.

In the end Youghal survived the Carrigaline comeback but will wonder why they faded so badly after such a superb first half showing.

YOUGHAL: B Ring 0-6, B Coleman 0-3, A Curtin 0-2, Barry Ring, C O’Mahony, N Roche, B Cooper, D Ring and J O’Mahony 0-1 each. CARRIGALINE: R O’Shea 04, S O’Brien 0-3, W O’Brien, D Drake, P Murphy, C Neville, S Corcoran and E O’Keeffe 0-1 each.

YOUGHAL: E Coleman, M Cronin, J Grace, B O’Sullivan, L Desmond, C Spillane, B Ring, N Roche, C O’Mahony, A Curtin, B Cooper, D Ring, J O’Mahony, B Coleman and Brendan Ring. CARRIGALINE: E O’Sullivan, C McSweeney, P Foster, G Dillon, D Bagnall, J Moran, C Hurley, C Barry, D Drake, E O’Keeffe, P Murphy, W O’Brien, C Neville, S O’Brien and R O’Shea. Subs used C Lynch, S Corcoran and T Murphy. REFEREE: Donald O’Leary, Cloughduv

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Cork given another scare in Pairc Na nGael from Limerick Cork 0-16 Limerick 1-11 AET THERE was another night of drama in Páirc Na nGael in Limerick on last Saturday night as Limerick took Cork to extra time, before Conor Counihan’s side emerged victorious after another thrilling battle with the Limerick boys. Indeed, Limerick will look back on this encounter and wonder just what they have to do to win, as they posed plenty of problems for a Cork side that were thankful for another impressive kicking display from Daniel Goulding.

Limerick started in impressive form with Ger Collins opening the scoring with a point, while Seanie Buckley was unlucky to see his shot come back into play off the crossbar as Cork were under early pressure. Even before this, Limerick had serious claims for a penalty as John Galvin was hauled down. Further points from Ger Collins saw Limerick hold a three point advantage before Cork got off the mark with midfielder, Derek Kavanagh, kicking a good point from play. As the half began to unfold Cork came more into the match with Daniel Goulding and Colm O’Neill kicking points, and by the 20th minute the sides were level at 0-4 each as Steven Lavin and Goulding swapped points.

Defences were on top in a tight tactical match, with plenty of man marking and physical contact as scores were at a premium. Both sides added just a single point each as the sides went in level at 0-5 each at the break. Cork had two changes from the selected side with Nemo pair, Paul Kerrigan and Derek Kavanagh, on in place of John Miskella and Alan O’Connor. On the resumption Cork got into the groove straight away with

DECLAN BARRON REPORTS with just a minute of normal time remaining. Cork then committed a cardinal sin as they gave away a needless penalty for a push on John Galvin. Ger Collins stepped forward to convert the kick, and suddenly Limerick was back in business after appearing dead and buried. From the kick-out Galvin again won possession before feeding Conor Fitzgerald who landed an equaliser to send the game to extra time. The momentum was now with Limerick as the teams emerged for extra time. It remained tight, but Ger Collins missed a great chance to put Limerick ahead as he shot wide when well placed.

Graham Canty disposes of a challenge from Padraig Browne. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

Aidan Walsh landing a fine point, while Daniel Goulding converted a free to push Cork into a two point lead. As in all their previous games, Cork again failed to push on and Limerick continued to battle hard as John Galvin, Steven Lucey and Stephen Kelly were all doing well and Steven Lavin and James Ryan brought the sides level once more.

By the three quarter mark, Cork had restored their two point advantage with Goulding becoming more influential as neither side could score from play.

Aghada GAA’S Liam Singleton, Luke O’Connell and Stephen Daly,

Noel O’Leary gives chase

With time almost up Cork looked to be in a winning position as further points from Goulding and Ciáran Sheehan saw Cork lead by 0-12 to 0-8

Was it a penalty?

That let off saw Cork take advantage, with the returning Donnacha O’Connor pointing twice to keep Cork’s nose in front as they headed into the second period of extra time.

A long range free from Limerick goalkeeper, Brian Scanlon cut the Cork lead to the minimum with just five minutes remaining, before points from Paddy Kelly and Daniel Goulding pushed Cork closer to safety. Limerick needed a goal but had to settle for a point from Ian Ryan, as time ran out for the Treaty City side. It was tough luck on Limerick who has probably been defeated by the All Ireland champions, as they have given both Cork and Kerry a good run for their money without anything to show for it.

Following the draw for the quarter finals on Sunday night, Cork have been paired with Connaught champions, Roscommon, which is a draw they will be pleased enough with, and if Cork are not complacent about this one, then they should book their semi final spot.

CORK: D Goulding 0-7, C O’Neill and D O’Connor 0-2 each, C Sheehan, D Kavanagh, A O’Connor, P Kelly and A Walsh 0-1 each. LIMERICK: G Collins 1-4, S Lavin 02, J Ryan, I Ryan, S Kelly, C Fitzgerald and B Scanlon 0-1 each. CORK: A Quirke, R Carey, M Shields, J O’Sullivan, G Canty, N O’Leary, P Kissane, D Kavanagh, A Walsh, S Sheehan, P Kelly, P O’Neill, C O’Neill, P Kerrigan and D Goulding. Subs used D O’Connor, N Murphy, A O’Connor, E Cotter and F Gould. LIMERICK: B Scanlon, M O’Riordan, J McCarthy, A Lane, S Lucey, S Lavin, P Ranahan, J O’Donovan, J Galvin, P Browne, J Ryan, S Buckley, G Collins, S Kelly and I Ryan. Subs used C Mullane, C Fitzgerald, E Joy, S Gallagher and E O’Connor. REFEREE: Padraig Hughes, Armagh.

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McCarthy -

5th Anniversary

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary Late of the Mercy Convent, Midleton and Crettyard, Co. Laois who died on July 31st, 2009

ON this, the first anniversary of Sr. M. Regina’s untimely death, her family and the Mercy Sisters would like to sincerely thank all those who were so good and kind to them during her Funeral. We would like to thank the Doctors and Nursing staff of the Accident and Emergency Department of Cork University Hospital for their expert care. We would like to acknowledge their sensitivity and respect which they showed on the night of her death.

Thanks to all who travelled long distances to be with us and in attending the funeral services. Your presence was a great consolation to us.

To all those who offered condolences, sent Letters of Sympathy, Mass Cards and Floral Tributes and called personally to our homes - we thank you.

To the Director of Nursing of Midleton Community Hospital, Katherine Doran, we extends our thanks for the sincerity and consideration which you bestowed on us during the days of Sr. Regina’s Funeral and for the beautiful and moving tribute you delivered with such esteem and dignity at Sr. Regina’s Funeral Mass - your professionalism and generosity were a great source of solace to us. To all the staff, both nursing and non-nursing, of Midleton Community Hospital, we would like to thank you for the reverence and dignity you showed during the days of Sr. M. Regina’s Funeral.

For the Guard of Honour you formed at the Hospital Chapel and in Charleville - this was an inspiration to us. Thank you to the Midleton Ambulance crew who were very attentive and caring.

To Very Rev. Dean Goold, whose presence was a great strength to us during the days of her Funeral and after. We would like to thank all the clergy who assisted during the days of her funeral and for such a moving and beautiful Mass.

The dignity and spirituality of the services were a fitting “Au Revoir” to an extraordinary woman who is greatly missed. Also, thank you to Jamie, the Altar Server and to the Parish Church Choir for the beautiful singing and music. To Supt. Flor Horan and Midleton Gardaí, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the Garda Escort provided for Sr. M. Regina from Midleton to her place of rest in Charleville. Thanks to Wallis’ Funeral Directors for your understanding and efficiency in dealing with the funeral arrangements.

As we could not thank everybody individually, we hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted as a token of our sincere gratitude and appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm, or night, or pain can reach you.

Sr. Regina’s Anniversary Mass will be held on August 7th at 2 pm, in Our Lady of Lourdes Community Hospital Chapel, Midleton





In loving memory of Alan, late of Midleton, whose anniversary occurs on Sunday, August 1st 2010. When I wake in the morning I think of you, And all day long you’re with me too, You keep me going I know that now, I will always miss and love you son. Your loving Mom Rose, sisters Kelly and Lesley, daughter Licia and niece Sophie.

Anniversary Mass will be held for Alan in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Chapel on Friday night July 30th, at 8pm.

Wilkinson, Midleton - 23rd & 24th


In loving memory of our dear Mam, Theresa who died on July 17th, 1986 and our Dad, Thomas, who died on August 4th, 1987.

Lord grant them eternal rest. Mass offered. Things we feel most deeply, Are the hardest things to say, Dearest Mam and Dad we loved you, In a very special way. If we could have one lifetime wish, One dream that could come true, We would pray to God with all our hearts, For yesterday and you. Sadly missed by your loving family.

Broderick -

12th Anniversary

In loving memory of our dear mam, Eileen Broderick, late of Kilclare, Conna, who died on July 28th, 1998. Please also pray for our dad William, Kathleen and Larry. No special day is needed Mam, For us to think of you, You are always in our thoughts, No matter what we do. Sadly missed by Mary, Edmond and family and by your sons Martin, Jimmy, Eugene and Johnny.


JARZABKOWSKA: Eily, (née Dennehy) of London and Demesne, Glanmire. RIP. Memorial Mass was held yesterday, Tuesday, July 27th, in St. Joseph’s Church, Springhill.

KELLY: Patrick Anthony (Tony), of Midleton, on Friday, July 23rd. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL The Board of Management of St. Fergal’s National School, Killeagh intends to apply for Permission to construct a single-storey extension to provide a Principal’s Office on the south western side of the building, together with associated site works at Killeagh Gardens, 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 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 Harrington O'Flynn Ltd. Consulting Engineers, Tel: 021-4636760 intend to apply on behalf of Ger Lawton for permission to construct a storey and a half dwelling, a wastewater treatment unit and associated site works at Ballyrichard More, Midleton, Co. Cork. This application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within a period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Ronan and Orla O’ Gadhra wish to apply for Planning Permission to construct a dwelling house (Change of house type from that granted under Planning Reg No 08-9026) and permission to construct a domestic garage and associated Site works At Ballynafarsid, Aghada. This planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost for making a copy at the offices of this planning authority during its public opening hours, and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL P. Aherne and A O’Grady seek permission to construct new 2 storey, end-terrace dwelling at 66 Cluain Cairn, Carrigtwohill. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Harrington O'Flynn Ltd. Consulting Engineers, Tel: 021-4636760 intend to apply on behalf of Mark Orr for permission for retention of single storey timber cabin for leisure use associated with dwelling at Ballard, Cobh, Co. Cork. This application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within a period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We, Martin and Mary Riordan, intend to apply for Permission for development at 5 Glyntown Close, Ballinglanna, Glanmire, Co.Cork. The development will consist of a two storey dormer type extension to the side of an existing dwelling house, a single storey extension to the rear and all associated site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Ronan Coleman and Stephanie Whyte are applying for planning permission to construct a one and a half storey detached dwelling house with new vehicular entrance and car parking with all associated site works and services located at Ballyclamasy, Youghal, Co Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20


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Chocolate Parfait with Toasted Hazelnuts

ORIGINATING from the French for ‘perfect’ this classic French frozen dessert is the ideal finish to any meal. It’s quick, easy and can be adapted time and time again - substitute the chocolate and hazelnuts for fresh fruit, vanilla or your favourite liqueur. You can have it prepared in advance so it takes the pressure off when entertaining or keep one in your freezer for a summer treat for unexpected guests.

Preparation time: 20 minutes Freezing time: 12 hours Serves 6

IT’S not often I write about a single issue, but knowing two people who have been seriously affected by Lyme Disease, and the fact that it is spreading but still not widely recognised, makes it worthwhile alerting people to the problem. Summer is when we should be especially aware, as we ramble through ferns and woodland, where the tick which spreads the disease is most prevalent.

What is Lyme Disease? It is an infectious or parasitic disease transmitted to humans by the bite of a tick infected with the bacterium, Borrelia burgdoferi, though not every tick carries the bacteria.

Anyone unlucky enough to be infected will not necessarily show symptoms immediately, but the classic danger sign is a bull’s eye type rash or redness developing round a tick bite.

What are the symptoms? Lyme Disease can affect any part of the body and cause many different symptoms, most often flu-like aches and pains, extreme tiredness, muscle and joint pain, digestive problems, and sensitivity to sound and light. The pattern of symptoms varies from person to person, but muscle weakness and fatigue seem to be the most common. It is thought that Lyme Disease may be misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis or ME, as the symptoms are often similar. How prevalent is Lyme Disease? No figures exist for Ireland, as far as I know, but in the UK cases are very much on the increase – or perhaps are being better diagnosed.

INGREDIENTS 415g of cream 3 free range eggs 2 egg yolks 100g caster sugar 75g of dark chocolate 75g of white chocolate 50g of chopped toasted hazelnuts

METHOD 1. Bring 115 grams of cream to the boil. 2. Place the white and dark chocolate in a bowl and pour over white and dark chocolate. 3. Set aside and leave mixture to gently melt. 5. In a separate metal bowl whip eggs and sugar over a pot of boiling water. 4. Whisk for 7-10 minutes until mixture is nice and fluffy. This mixture is called a sabayon 5. Set the mixture aside and leave to cool 6. Whip the remaining cream 7. Gentle fold cream into chocolate mixture 8. Add the chopped hazelnuts 9. Gently fold in the cool sabayon mixture 10. Be careful not to over mix you want to keep the mixture nice and light and fluffy 11. Line a bread tin with cling film, leaving enough film overhanging the tin to cover the


In 2003, 292 cases were recorded, in 2006, 768 cases, and it is suggested that as many as 3000 cases could be occurring each year.

How could you become infected? The disease is carried here by the sheep tick which can also feed on deer and other wild mammals, and anywhere in the countryside could harbour the tick.

A friend of mine in Switzerland says her children are absolutely forbidden to play in woodland at the end of their garden for fear of infection, and that if anyone finds a tick has bitten, the tick and surrounding tissue are excised and the area watched very carefully for a month in case the bull’s eye rash develops.

Treatment. Antibiotics are most effective if started as soon as possible, and can lead to a complete cure, but some patients never recover fully. There is also a growing body of research to show that a particular type of cat’s claw found in the Amazon may be effective, even when antibiotics fail. The message is: be aware!

Well & Good base of the parfait. 12. Pour mixture into the bread tin. Cover with the cling film being careful not to leave any of the mixture exposed to freezer burn 13. Freeze for 12 hours 14. Slice to serve - enjoy... HINTS AND TIPS * Use good quality chocolate with a high cocoa content – it

should be around 55%. * Serve parfait with some fresh local raspberries or Wexford strawberries, whipped cream and fresh mint leaves – delicious! * I have suggested that you freeze the parfait in a bread tin and serve in slices but it can also be served in a tall iced glass.

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summer style at arcade midleton

WHERE can you buy a funky tunic, a pair of jeans, a handbag, some shoes, shorts, a tee top, maxi-dress, jumpsuits or a pair of leggings for under €20? At Arcade Midleton, where prices just keep on getting pushed down. New stock is arriving daily at Arcade Midleton, and there's plenty to choose from without breaking the bank.

Arcade Midleton's Summer Sale is continuing right now, with up to 40% off selected styles in their children's department. For the little girls, there are plenty of tops, t-shirts and tunics to choose from, with prices starting at €6.99, while for the boys, why not pick up a t-shirt and shorts set for only €7.99.


Also, in the children's department, Arcade Midleton stocks a wide range of cute kiddies skirts and tweeny-sets for just €7.99.

This week, Established Woman is reducing their prices even further with our picture floral patterned dress (ideal with comfy pumps, black trousers or some stylish boots and it’s now only €10 YES, JUST €10! Choose from a wide range of funky and fashionable tops from €6.99 and for just €19.99, including shocking pink, wide v-neck skinny tees to strappy, flowy patterned tops in lemon and pink. Or why not pick up a lace and chiffon tunic (pictured) with Greek-goddess neckline for just €19.99? Loose-fitting and lightweight, these tunics look great

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For the curvy ladies, there's also plenty black leggings or sun-tanned legs. to choose from at Arcade Midleton, be it Add a pair of gladiator sandals to dresses for €39.99; crops for €29.99 or tunics for €39.99. finish off the look. Maxi dresses are still in style, with new stock arriving each and every day. We loved the red and black dress pictured. Halter-necked to enhance what God gave you, it's long, flowing shape is incredibly flattering, with it's brightly coloured hem adding extra height to your look.

At only €19.99, they are already flying out the door - get them while you can. At Arcade Midleton's accessories department, there's plenty of handbags, shoes and jewellery to choose from. We love the pictured peep-toe pumps at only €14.99: lightweight but durable, they're a must for your summer wardrobe - just don't forget that pedicure! And, as for handbags, pick up a Juicy Couture-y one from only €19.99 - at that price buy two (much cheaper than a trip to New York for one!)

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

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Fermoy whist drive Results from Sunday, July 25th

‘Sweeney Todd – the Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ at the Everyman Palace

BEST OVERALL SCORE: Pat O'Leary WINNING LADIES: Kay Clifford, Ina O'Brien, Mary Mason, Margaret Forde, Joan O'Callaghan, Phyllis Power, Anne Barry and Eileen Enright. WINNING GENTS: B Brennan, K Scanlon, Paddy Byrne, Jim Ryall, Frank Roche, Colm Murphy, Henry Forde and M Fenton. RAFFLE: Colm Hurley, Henry Forde & Joan Mchugh

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Fota House Summer Theatre Presents “Bombshells”

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

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

Fota House is delighted to announce the details of their muchawaited Summer Theatre partnership. In association with Galway's Jasango Theatre, Fota House presents “Bombshells”, a wild and passionate comedy by Joanne Murray-Smith, featuring Angela Ryan and Jasmin Finn and directed by George B. Miller. Bombshells is a rip-roaring, explosive and hilarious evening spent with several generations of women on the edge. In keeping with Jasango’s commitment to collaboration, this production showcases haunting music by The Go Away Birds, and the evocative artwork of painter, Katie Egerton.

Bombshells has wowed audiences all over Ireland with The Sunday Times describing it as “Jaw-droppingly good”. The play opened at Fota House at 8.30 pm. on Tuesday July 13th and will run weekly from Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday, August 14th. PRICE: THEATRE -€20. Buffet Dinner and Theatre €40 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

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Director Trevor Ryan, and musical director John O’Brien, join forces to present a dazzling reinvention of this dark thriller, utilising the cream of Cork’s finest singers, actors and a 30-piece orchestra.

Starring Michael Sands, Cara O Sullivan and Deirdre Bashford, the story charts the descent of Sweeney Todd into madness as he exacts his revenge on humanity. Assisted by Mrs Lovett in her gruesome pie shop, they slice their way through London’s upper crust in a deliciously black comedy. Tragedy, romance and madness intersect through ravishing music, passion beyond all measure and one of the closest shaves imaginable!

Don’t miss the ultimate musical treat which is set to stun Cork audiences like never before!

“Sweeney Todd” runs at the Everyman Palace Theatre Cork from Thursday 5th – Saturday 8th August. Tickets are: €25/€20 conc.; €15 opening night & Students €7 (Thurs only, limited number available) Everyman Palace Box Office: 021 450 1673 or Please Note “Sweeney Todd” is Not Suitable for Children

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Pat Daly to launch new album in Midleton

ALL roads lead to the Midleton Park Hotel on Friday, August 20th for the launch of Pat Daly’s new album ‘Songs Just for You’. This will be Pat’s third solo album and will include some well-known favourites and also some originals. A song that is receiving great airplay at the moment on all radio stations is ‘I’ve Got Fame and I’ve Got Fortune, But I’ve Got Nothing Without You’, written by Pat Ambrose from Limerick.

Also included are ‘I’ve Got Stripes’ (a Johnny Cash song), ‘Carlingford Bay’, ‘Wild Mountain Flowers’ and many more. Guest artists appearing on the night include Finbarr Dennehy, The Dreamers, Pat Hayes and his band, PJ Murrihy and Martin Kearney. Also, a very popular man making a return to the stage is that great entertainer, Paddy Greenslade. Master of Ceremonies on the night is music promoter, John Russell who also presents very popular radio shows on CRY 104FM- ‘Showband Nostalgia’ on Sundays between 3pm and 5pm and ‘J.R Country’ on Monday nights between 7pm and 10pm.

So Friday, August 20th is a night not to be missed. Doors open at 9pm and the show starts 9.30pm sharp. Admission is €10. This promises to be a most entertaining night for all music and dance lovers,

IF you’re looking for a great day out, at the same time supporting a great cause, then Connolly Street, Midleton is the place for you on this Sunday, August 1st. The BBQ kicks off at 2pm and just €10 gets you all you can eat from a choice of steak, salmon, salad and a succulent portion of the 3 not so little pigs, which will be spit roasted on the street. Children will have burgers, sausages or hot dogs to choose from at a cost of €3. There will also be face painting and lucky dips for adults and children. A wide variety of street entertainment will take place throughout the afternoon and evening. Street music will be provided by Sons of Steve McQueen, I Called Shotgun and Time is a Thief while DJ John Coady will be in charge for the final hour 8 – 9pm. Each pub will be entering a contestant in the Queen of the BBQ and all hopefuls will be interviewed live on stage at approx 5pm. This promises to be very entertaining, as these Queens will be a little different to what you may be expecting! So get yourself along to Connolly St, Midleton on Sunday next and get your bank holiday weekend off to a good start and also support the Chernobyl Children’s Trust.


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ACANSERWS TO LAST WEEK: ACROSS: 8. Languid 9. Crumb 10. Aphid 11. Lattice 12. Tomb 13. Diplomat 16. Caffeine 18. Edge 21. Lacquer 23. Livid 25. Sides 26. Caverns. DOWN: 1. Flea 2. Anthem 3. Guide 4. Idol 5. Acutely 6. Nudism 7. Absentee 12. Tactless 14. Inn 15. Bequest 17. Facade 19. Divert 20. Glove 22. Rich 24. Dust.

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A farmer was asked how many chickens he had sold at market that day. His reply was:


I've had four customers today, and each bought half of my remaining chickens, plus a half chicken. The farmer sold all of his chickens at market that day. How many chickens did the farmer sell?

Five Minutes - Five Questions

1. Of which bird is the collective noun an unkindness?

2. According to the proverb, what happens to a fool and his money? 3. Of what is gynophobia an irrational fear?

4. Which plant is believed to be useful in treating depression, nervous disorders and bedwetting?

5. Which illusionist recently appeared to correctly predict the National Lottery draw? Answer to last week’s Medium


ANSWER TO RIDDLES: 1. €2, 000 2. 15 chickens ANSWERS: 1. Ravens 2. They are soon parted 3. Women 4. St John’s Wort 5. Derren Brown



Fred Smith bought a used car for €4,000 and sold it to Alice for €5,000. Fred later bought it back for €6,000 and then resold it to Alan €7,000. How much profit did Fred make?

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The Big Screen

Is this woman ageing backwards?

The Rebound



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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

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AFTER she catches her husband cheating, 40-year-old Sandy (ZetaJones) takes her two kids (Gould and Cherry) and moves into Manhattan. She finds an entry-level job and a flat above a coffee shop, where recently divorced 25-year-old barista Aram (Bartha) is happy to watch the kids. Meanwhile, Sandy's pal Daphne (Grant) urges her to get back out on the dating scene, but after a few disastrous nights the babysitter starts to look like a possibility. But can they overcome their age difference and recover from their bad past relationships? Frankly, the age gap doesn't seem very dramatic, because Aram is such a mature charmer and she is, after all, Catherine Zeta Jones - a woman who appears to be ageing backwards like Benjamin Button. Sure, his career path is unfocused and he lives with his parents (Gleason and Garfunkel), but he's such a nice guy and so perfect for Sandy that it's impossible to believe many of the script's obstacles to their relationship. Sure, their friends and family would make fun of them, but when something works this well, you don't throw it away without a good reason.

Besides this, the film has a sharp comical tone, nicely catching a more feminine perspective on the relationship world than we usually see on screen. Sandy's initial visit to a female-empowerment seminar is hilarious, and the dialogue throughout the film is funny and real. Zeta-Jones and Bartha play these scenes nicely, and are ably supported by an ace cast. Even the kids are excellent, developing sassy characters all their own. So, The Rebound, Cougar Town on the big screen perhaps, but wellworth a visit. Bring your toyboy, too.

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IN the age-old battle between cats and dogs, one crazed feline has taken things a paw too far.

Kitty Galore, formerly an agent for cat spy organisation MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this unprecedented threat, cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves - and their humans - in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, a comedy that blends live action with state-of-the-art puppetry and computer animation. It's time for the fur to fly.

Starring a wealth of vocal talent including James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, Michael Clark Duncan, Chris O'Donnell, Roger Moore and Bette Midler as the eponymous Kitty Galore, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is fur-filled fun for all the family - don't expect The Shawshank Redemption or The English Patient, just sit back and enjoy a purr-fect slice of summer cinemadom.


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The creme de lá bovine creme, literally

World most famous cream liqueur searches for finest dairy cow in Ireland

THEY say ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and in the case of the Baileys Irish Champion Cow Competition it will be the eye of international judge, Michael Gould, that selects the winner of this prestigious competition when it takes place at the Virginia Show on July 31st. Over 20 top Holstein Friesians from all over Ireland are expected to be shortlisted to compete for the title of the 27th Baileys Irish Champion, which attracts an €8,000 prize fund. Superior milk production is a must for short-listing, but final judgment on the day will be on the overall beauty of the cows presented to the judge in the parade ring. Michael Gould owns the well known Woodmarsh Holsteins of Shrewsbury, in the English county of Shropshire. He milks 300 pedigree Holsteins with a herd average of 12,500 kgs (2,670 gallons). His previous judging experience includes the U.K. National Holstein Show, the Royal Highland Show,

the Holland HHH Show, the Australian National Holstein Show, Balmoral Winter Fair and the National Herds Competitions. Commenting on the task ahead, Michael said, ‘I will be looking for a cow with dairy strength and capacity, that has great mobility as well as a top class udder.’ The winner he selects will join a group of supreme examples of the Holstein Friesian breed in Ireland, ranging from the first-ever winner entered by the Crawford Brothers in Co Fermanagh in 1983, to Cyril Dowling’s Baldonnel herd that has won the competition a record six times. Holstein Friesian aficionados can now view an online album of all the previous Baileys Irish Champions by logging into Facebook | Virginia Show. In addition to Champion and Reserve Champion, other awards will be presented on the day for Highest Protein Content, Best EBI, Best ExhibitorBred Cow and Best Heifer in Milk.

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Issue 149  

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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