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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

East Cork Journal

CLOSED Issue No. 143

Child Protection 'Review' sees Knockadoon Summer Camp close for 2010 writes Christy Parker

THE Dominican Order has decided to close this year’s summer camp at Knockadoon, while it conducts a major 'root and branch review' of its child safety structures. The Order says the move is not resultant from any abuse allegations having been made. According to reports, the Order feels 'the need for greater co-ordination' in the area of child protection at the facility. The camp is hired out for various purposes, including the Coláiste Curam Irish College, St. Vincent de Paul holidays, and the well established Music and Liturgy Course, now in its 29th year, which attracts 150 tutors and students. Religious

and community associations have expressed disappointment, both at the closure for 2010, and the short notice given. The organisers of the 29th Music and Liturgy Course have transferred their activity to Mount Mellary, near Cappoquin, assisted by a monetary donation from the Dominicans. They say they are 'saddened and shocked' at the closure, and stress that their course was always managed 'to the highest child protection standards.' The organisers say the answer to risk problems is to 'work harder to get it right', as opposed to choosing not to work at all. Further information is available from www.knockadoon,net




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DUBLIN is now an independent geographical state, according to Ryanair.

When Cloyne’s Siobhán Power arrived at Cork International Airport for a flight to Dublin with Ryanair, she handed her driving licence over at check-in, only to be informed that this was no longer a valid form of picture documentation for flights with Ryanair. ‘Yes, but it’s company policy - we now only accept passports for all flights,’ was the succinct response. Cue frantic phonecalls and an impromptu dash to the airport with Siobhán’s passport.

While other airlines will happily accept driving licences or other forms of picture IDs, Ryanair has decided that passports are required for ALL flights, whether they are internal or not. ‘I could have driven from Cork to Dublin,’ Siobhán laments. ‘I don’t think I would have been asked for my passport at the Red Cow roundabout.’

Siobhán made the flight with minutes to spare, but won’t be travelling with an airline that seems to think Dublin is in a foreign country.

FURTHER to intensive tests carried out by Cork County Council over the last 12 months, Redbarn Beach, Youghal may soon be welcoming a 2010 Blue Flag to its shores, the East Cork Journal has learned. The Quality Hotel & Leisure Club, located adjacent to Redbarn are particularly thrilled with the news, as excellent water quality and bathing suitability will ensure Redbarn remains popular with both locals and tourists alike. The Blue Flag, operated by An Taisce, is an international environmental award made to beaches and marinas thoughout the world, that demonstrate good environmental standards and good sanitary and safety facilities.

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Blue Flag 2010 for Redbarn Beach, Youghal?

HARRY Blackmore came first in his pre-school race at Cloyne NS Sports Day last Sunday. More photos on pgs. 20 & 21.


In related news, a man travelling to visit his family in Little Island, departing London Heathrow was informed that his Work ID Card was two weeks out of date and, therefore, no longer valid.

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Over 7,000 Walterstown NS, apprentices Cobh gets new classroom made redundant in just 2 years –

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A TOTAL of 7,164 apprentices have been made redundant since 2008, according to figures released to Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton.

The Department of Education figures reveal that despite a number of FÁS initiatives, many of these young people will not be able to complete their apprenticeships.

“The figures are staggering. They show clearly just how severely our economic difficulties are affecting younger people. In 2008, 2,481 apprentices were made redundant. A further 3,791 in 2009 and 892 more have been let go already this year. Many apprentices have also been put on short-time, which is hampering the completion of their training. “The end of the construction boom has left these young people in limbo. As they have no formal certification or qualification, the skills they have learned to date cannot be recognised within the construction industry.

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“I am pleased that arrangements have been made with various Institutes of Technology to complete the off the job training parts of apprenticeships. However, once these training phases have been completed, on-the-job training and assessment with an employer is required.

“In 2009, FÁS introduced a temporary Employer Based Redundant Apprentice Rotation Scheme to provide on-the-job placements with employers. This scheme is due to be replaced by a new Redundant Apprentices Placement Scheme in 2010 - but this has not happened yet. The reality is that, aside from FÁS schemes, practical training is very, very hard to find as many employers have ceased to trade.

“Judging by what I am hearing from constituents, it seems that on-the-job training is particularly hard to source for apprentices who are nearing the end of their apprenticeship. I have been advised that 266 apprentices have been registered for four years, have completed all phases of their apprenticeships but have not completed the full four years in employment. They have the opportunity to apply for an Advanced Craft Certificate without having the full work experience. To date just 216 of these apprentices have been contacted by FÁS to submit a portfolio. Of the 44 who have been SCOUTING has been in existence in Rathcormac at various times considered for this Certificate, just 26 have been apgoing back as far as 1937, but it was in 1981 that the scout group re- proved to date. ally took off under the leadership of Chaplain Fr. Con O’Donovan, with 15 youth members. “More needs to be done to support redundant apprentices. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate now From there, new leaders joined and the youth membership soared, con- stands at 13.9% compared to 11.6% at this time last sisting today of 36 leaders and 88 youth members, broken up into four year. Young people are being hit especially hard with sections, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. 21% of those unemployed aged under 25 years. The completion of apprenticeships is essential for these Last Sunday, June 6th, the Rathcormac Scout Leaders took to the River 7,164 young people who are to be in with a chance of Blackwater near Castlehyde House Fermoy - bringing new meaning to viable employment in the future, either here or the term ‘messing about on the river!’ abroad.”

WALTERSTOWN NS, on the east side of Cobh, is a small rural school of 120 pupils.

Last week, the school officially opened their new classroom, which was government grant-aided to the sum of €100,000 towards the cost. Opening the extension, Minister O’Keeffe said the school captured ‘an esoteric pride and sense of belonging in the community.

‘The tradition of learning and extra-curricular activity is strong in Walterstown National School, and the new extension can only add value to the educational experience for pupils and their teachers,’ he added. The school celebrated its 125th anniversary last year and its current school building opened in 2002. The new classroom is the school’s fifth and was built by Murphy Construction from Carrigtwohill, under the watchful eye of Adam Cronin and David Tarrant of Cronin Millar Consulting Engineers.

Micheál Rea, Principal, told the East Cork Journal, ‘Minister O’Keeffe has taken a number of key decisions that benefitted our school.

‘He decided to allow schools to build classrooms instead of renting pre-fabs. He also decided to focus funding on ICT in schools. ‘ As a result Walterstown NS is well positioned to continue providing a high quality education in a beautiful environment in a way that is relevant to 21st century students.’ The school has won two Green Flags for environmental awareness and Minister O’Keeffe stated, ‘I know that the school is working on its third Green Flag and I wish them the best of luck with that endeavour.’ A lovely day was had by all at the official opening of the classroom and all members of the community came along to celebrate with the school teachers and students. Minister O’Keeffe met with the pupils first and answered some of their questions before visiting the new extension. Two of the school’s pupils spoke on behalf of the school, and then the Minister spoke briefly.

‘Our wonderful parents provided a great spread in the hall afterwards and the children had a party in their classrooms,’ Micheál continued.


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CHILDREN FROM AGE 5 TO 13 WELCOME! Week 1: July 5Th - 9Th Week 2: July 12Th - 16Th

Both courses run from 9am to 2.30pm daily. Cost for the week is â‚Ź70. MIDLETON natives, John Barker and Jenni Roche are both

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This summer, they are bringing the 'Creative Arts Summer Camp' to the East Cork College premises in Midleton (above Xtra-vision) for 2 separate week-long courses. 'We've both been involved in productions and have been active in the field of drama since an early age, including LAMDA and Feis Maitiu' John tells the East Cork Journal. The course will offer the opportunity to explore drama, music and the creative arts in a fun and friendly environment. 'If you think you could be the next Zac Efron or Miley Cyrus, this camp is for you!' enthuses Jenni. 'If you want to have fun, while learning all the skills to get your name in lights, our course will be the perfect starting place.'

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Midleton Town Council ‘not going to cut grass for others’


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MIDLETON Town Council has no responsibility towards cutting grass on estates outside the town boundary, town clerk Joe McCarthy told June’s town council meeting. ‘Neither,’ he added, ‘would it fair to impose the cost of doing so on the Midleton ratepayer when it was somebody else’s job.’ That somebody else was deemed to be either Cork County Council or the residents (in private estates) but Cllr. Tom Cashman was critical of the local authority’s proclivity for letting the grass grow under people’s feet. The councillor referred particularly to Carriglea, Ros na Coille and Lower Brookdale. In some instances, dangerous and banned ragworth was being allowed to flourish, he observed.

Cllr. Noel Collins said options included residents’ associations seeking grants to purchase lawnmowers and cutting the grass themselves, hiring a contractor to do so, or employing an estate management to tend to such needs.

Cllr. Niall O’Neill said he wasn’t being unsupportive but there was ‘a public perception that local authorities provide all forms of service to everybody.’ In reality, he felt it was incumbent on all residents in all areas to keep areas tidy themselves.’ This applied particularly to green areas, he added.

Cllr. Betty Wall stated that some residents in Carriglea do cut the grass but it was a huge area. Some children were ‘up with South Doc a few times a week’

due to asthma being exacerbated, she added. ‘Carriglea has now employed a contractor and is collecting from householders,’ interjected Cllr. Mary Woods. Mr McCarthy said council staff cutbacks had compromised outdoor maintenance but even so, ‘not one piece of grass’ within its jurisdiction remained uncut by the town council’s workforce.

Mayor Ted Murphy recalled being told of one local authority providing grants to community groups who undertake grass cutting. He suggested such assistance be added to the town council’s grant allocations in coming years.

Road signs pointing to major improvements in East Cork ROAD signage is to be hugely improved on non-national roads in the East Cork region before the year is out, Youghal and Midleton Town Manager, Patricia Power, told the June sitting of Midleton Town Council.

Ms Power was responding to a motion tabled by Cllr. Noel Collins in which he berated the state of the region’s road signage. Cllr. Collins called for a national strategy on road signage to replace the current individual county council-based system which, he said, offered no continuity and was compromising road safety. He added, without irony, that it was driving tourists and natives alike ‘round the bend.’ Cllr. Betty Wall agreed, citing the signage depicting the end of the dual carriageway at the Lakeview roundabout as ‘un-


clear and dusty.’ So did Cllr. Sean Buckley, who criticised the ‘obstructive’ signage at the gyratory.

The Town Manager then referred to a 2007 scheme initiated by Cork County Council’s Non-National Roads Design Office, which served nine county jurisdictions. Six regions had been addressed under the Non-National Road Sign Posting Programme and it had received €350,000 from the Department of Transport for the remaining three of Cobh, Glanmire and Midleton/Youghal.

Ms. Power described the idyllic conclusion in which signage will be ‘clear and consistent’ across all towns and villages. Their numbers to tally with maps and ‘confirmatory’ signs which will indicate the next

destination upon leaving an area. Tenders had been received ,and work was expected to commence in August or September. Cllr. Collins was pleased but he ‘would still prefer a national programme.’

YOU’R E THE MAN(KINI)! WHITEBAY BEACH welcomes East Cork’s first Mankini run this Father’s Day, June 20th YOU can blame Borat.

Until a couple of years ago, no one had ever heard of a mankini. Now, you can’t swing a teeny-tiny bathing suit without hitting one.

Taking advantage of this fact is a group of six East Cork girls, hailing from Whitegate and Castlemartyr, who have organised a Father’s Day Mankini run at Whitebay Hill, past Whitegate, in aid of Child Aid.

Castlemartyr locals Ciara Kennedy, Fiona Kennedy & Laura Byrne, and Whitegate locals, Michelle Brady, Nicola Brady & Sinead Ryan are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise €30,000 for children living in the slums of Africa, and this is just one of their fundraising ideas to get them there. Ciara Kennedy tells the East Cork Journal, ‘A group of daring men are going to take the plunge - literally - running down Whitebay Hill this Sunday at 3pm, and ended up in the water. During the next few weeks these brave men will be collecting sponsorship monies across East Cork, so please don’t be shy - they weren’t!’

Almost 100 men will head down the hill wearing luminous green mankinis, with plenty of fun afterwards too, including food, music and a bouncy castle (the men are advised to change out of their mankinis before getting on same!)

DJs Dave Mc and Philip Burke, REDfm will be hosting the run and 4fm’s DJ Shane has also agreed to take part.

‘The Rebels Walking for Child Aid’ as the six girls have called themselves, will be holding further fundraising events in the upcoming months, so keep an eye out. ‘We’re hoping to raise €5,000 on the day,’ Ciara continues. ‘We’re also planning a Bands, Beer & BBQ Day, Mud Wrestling, a Date Night and a calendar.’

But for now, it’s mankini time.

Oh, and don’t worry if you haven’t got your own mankini but still want to take part... Rosehill Designer Outlet Centre will be supplying the mankinis on the day. Now you’ve got NO excuse.

If you’d like to take part in the run, please call Ciara on 086 1614099, Michelle on 0864048185 or Fiona on 086 8657336.

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Hurley’s SuperValu Manager, Tommy Grimes, wins National Retail Manager of the Year Award


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Family Fun Day Celebrating European Day SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2010 2PM - 4PM

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TOMMY Grimes, Manager of Hurley’s SuperValu (above right) has been announced as National Retail Manager of the Year by independent trade magazine ShelfLife. The award was presented to Tommy Grimes by Barry Dignam of Postpoint, awards sponsor, at a Gala Dinner held in Dublin.

Tommy is a native of Roscrea, Co. Tipperary but has been working as store manager in Hurley’s SuperValu in Midleton for the last nineteen years. When he joined, the store was 12,000 sq ft. However, four revamps later, the store now stands at 21,000 sq ft of retail space. The latest €1.4m revamp, which was

just completed in November, 2009, was project managed entirely by Tommy, and the store has since seen strong trading figures as the people of Midleton are impressed by its quality and strong value offering. The Grocery Retail Awards in Management (GRAMs), now in their fourth year, are the first and only national management awards scheme devoted exclusively to recognising the best managers in the Irish retail, wholesale and off-licence sectors. Donal Horgan, Managing Director, SuperValu, congratulated Tommy Grimes and said he was

delighted with the award as it recognises the hard work put in by Tommy and his team at Hurley’s SuperValu on a daily basis, to ensure the efficient running of their store. ‘SuperValu are extremely proud of Tommy’s achievement, having won this award amid stiff competition from hundreds of store managers from other supermarket groups across the country. It is a real reflection of the quality of the team in SuperValu. Our retailers invest a lot of time and money into training their managers to best in class standards, and it is great for us to see this investment recognised both through these awards and across our stores, on a daily basis.’

Cloyne Discesan Youth Services open morning: volunteers needed CLOYNE Diocesan Youth Services would like to invite parents and volunteers to help at our Open Morning on Friday, June 25th between 11am to 1.30pm in The Midleton Youth Project, 2 Millbrook Crescent, Mill Road, Midleton. Come and check out our new facilities and services over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Any enquiries to Jan on 086-8031200 or Susan on 086-8031227

Fun activities for all the family ADMISSION AT DOOR - ALL WELCOME! Supported and funded by department of EU Matters

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WALKING along the Main Street in Youghal, one’s eye is drawn to a most unusual and interesting display in the window of S. Adams Shoe Shop.

be made available for viewing by the people.

Living in Youghal since 2003, Marcella told the East Cork Journal that she has received great encouragement and co-operation from the people of the town.

The shop front itself is preserved, and is unusual and beautiful.

Marcella Reardon is an artist, born in Cork, who met her husband, Tony Sheehan, in London twenty or so years ago. Tony, born and reared in Youghal, is well known to many of the locals and, in fact, he and Marcella live in his Grandmother’s house in DeValera Street.

Marcella told the East Cork Journal that, sitting one day in The Nook Bar, she was taken with a 1920’s Tourist poster which advertised the town of Youghal in those bygone days of yore.

Doris, son of Sammy Adams, was very generous in providing the shop window for the display and helped in every way she could, encouraging Marcella at all times. The displays would represent the seaside town in colourful and positive images which would not only improve the deserted windows, but also draw the attention of holidaymakers and visitors.

‘The picture’, she said, ‘is very romantic, the clothes from the 20s reflect relaxation and enjoyment, and it gives a holiday atmosphere image of the town.

This first window art installation includes many items pertaining to the shoe trade, which are intended to honour the significance and tradition of the Adams family, and Sam Adams in particular.

Marcella’s vision is to improve the streetscape of the town of Youghal by filling, with beautiful displays, any empty spaces in shops or premises along the streets.

Crab Shells came from Caliso Bay, little Quartz stones were brought in from the Slob Bank pathway, and all the flower prints are from local wild flowers which were picked from the beaches and hedgerows.

Thus an idea was formed and, with the permission of Michael Treacy, Marcella borrowed the poster to display in Sammy Adams shop, around which she would make her window art installation.

An original pair of 1920’s shoes which, Marcella tells the East Cork Journal, she travelled many, many miles to procure, sit comfortably beside objects which were collected locally.

Picnics, sunshine, bathing, fun and relaxation are all portrayed on this turquoise surrounded window and bring an atmosphere of good times for all. Marcella is a Magpie... she collects from every car boot sale, fetes, summer open-garden days, various stalls, second hand shops and also from her friends who know of her hoarding of anything old.

Marcella will be known to the people of Youghal for her initiative “The last days, the end of Carpets at Youghal”, which was undertaken in 2007/8 with the help of Derek Speirs, Photographer.

Photographs of the local weavers, tuners, winders and all associated with Youghal Carpets were taken at their place of work just prior to the closure of Youghal Carpets. The Exhibit is owned by the town of Youghal and hopefully, at some time in the future, will

The initiative is sponsored by Youghal Town Council, Printing is by Barry Lawlor Photography, Poster by kind permission of Michael Treacy, The Nook Bar, postcard photographs were sourced by Tom Fitzgerald (an A to Z of Youghal), and Shoes and Shoemakers heels were courtesy of Pat Looby. Special thanks also to Eamon O’Brien, Gallery 126 and to Fukoko Ando ( Paris)

Marcella, of course, is encouraged greatly by Tony, who is Director of Triskel Arts Centre and who is very patient with the accumulation of all things old which, Marcella says, are all over the house.

She hopes this is just the start of many more wonderful window exhibitions in Youghal, and one can be absolutely certain that, in the Sheehan house in DeValera Street there will be no such thing as decluttering!

Make a splash with Singing in the Rain preschool, Midleton


SINGING in the Rain currently provides preschool for 3 to 5 year olds and After School care for primary school children during the normal school terms. Our After School Care caters for all ages from Junior Infants to 6th class. The qualified staff members assist the children with their homework and offer a number of art and craft activities. A hot meal is provided. The sporting facilities at Midleton College (hockey pitch, tennis courts, table tennis, swimming pool, soccer pitch) are also available to be used when supervised by the staff of Singing in the Rain. After school care operates from 1.10pm to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. We are open to children of any primary school in the area. For more information see, email or 021-4638390.

Oatencake, Midleton houses to be allocated June / July


HOUSE allocation at Oakencake, Midleton, ‘will commence in the coming weeks, Midleton town councillor Niall O’Neill informed June’s town council meeting. The councillor was responding to concerns raised with some anger by Cllr. Noel Collins that information, let alone movement, on the longawaited allocation was thin on the ground.

Cllr. Collins said families were justifiably losing patience as they struggled under very difficult living conditions whilst awaiting allocation.

He wanted public revelation as to the reasons for the delay, given that public representatives had no access to the information. ‘It’s a disgrace and a scandal,’ he fumed. While recognising it was not within her direct remit, he strongly appealed to town manager, Patricia Power to assist in resolving the issue. She said she would contact the housing director. Cllr. O’Neill, however, interceded that he had been informed by ‘a member of the housing department in Cork County Council’ that the houses would be allocated in June/July as soon as ‘snagging problems’, currently being addressed, are resolved. These sentiments had subsequently been confirmed, he observed.

Mayor Ted Murphy said the county council had to be sure ‘a certain standard’ was reached before taking over the houses. Cllr. Mary Woods said she knew ‘exactly what went wrong regarding snagging’ and ‘it should never have happened,’ but declined to elaborate.

Mocha magic for MS in Midleton

ON June 24th, Mocha Cafe, Midleton will play host to a Fashion Show in aid of MS, organised by the Avenue Fitness Centre and Prophotovision.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost just €12 from 021 4636302 or from the Avenue Fitness Centre at Market Green. Tickets are limited, so please get yours early!

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Ballintotis web: a second spin


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A little bit cheesy...

ON June 2nd, 2010, the East Cork Journal discussed the Ballintotis ‘wonder-web’, accrediting it to the work of spiders. Ballymacoda-based ornithologist and ecologist, Patrick Smiddy has emailed the East Cork Journal to put ‘another spin’ on this issue, stating, ‘You quoted an applied ecologist who stated the web was “a communal spider web”. ‘In fact the web is not the work of spiders (Order Araneae) at all, but that of a completely different group of animals. ‘This web (and at least two others in East Cork) is the work of a moth colony (Order Lepidoptera).

‘This particular moth lays its eggs on the Spindle (Euonymus europaeus), a locally frequent shrub growing in base rich limestone districts, such as Ballintotis. When the eggs hatch the resulting larvae (or caterpillars)

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feed on the leaves and the bark of the Spindle plant. A careful examination of the plants in the hedges concerned will reveal that only the Spindle plant has been defoliated. ‘Nothing else has been eaten by these caterpillars. The caterpillars of many moths (and some butterflies) can cause serious damage to agricultural and horticultural crops, but this particu-

lar species feeds only on the Spindle and is no threat whatsoever to farming and gardening interests.

‘The webbing results when the caterpillars move on to the next stage of their life cycle, the chrysalis. ‘During this stage silken cocoons are formed (the obvious webbing), and from these the

adult moth will eventually emerge,’ Patrick concludes. The web is still in situ in Ballintotis, as is another one near Mogeely.

However, Patrick warns this is a seasonal occurrence so, if you haven’t visited the ‘wonder-web’ yet, now’s the time to take a spin.


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Manhattan bar turns into make shift job centre for jobless Irish

O'CASEY'S restaurant and bar in Manhattan has turned into a makeshift job centre for young Irish people in New York. O'Casey's has established itself as the jobless centre for the Irish, and is the headquarters of a new immigrant support group called Fáilte 32. The group hopes to connect new arrivals with the existing network of Irish organizations and employers in the city.

One of Fáilte 32's organisers, Maurice Landers said"The first thing new arrivals do when they come here is drop off their bags at the aunt's house, and come to the pub,"

"It's where we've traditionally got our information and is part of our social fabric.

By analysing the payment records of tens of thousands of businesses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, including those owned by overseas companies, Experian is able to identify both if and, crucially, when they are going to pay their debts.

About 30 job seekers turned up to the groups first event on Monday night, which even attracted the local media.

However Failte 32 believe that the work is out there and it's not about what you know but who you know.

Gavin O'Hanlon (20) from Co Kilkenny said it was "tough going" but things are looking up for him with Fáilte 32. "We were out in Long Beach, and had that cleared up. We tried Manhattan yesterday.

"Going round door to door . . . but nothing going." But by the end of the Fáilte 32 meeting he had lined up a possible job.

"The guy is a building manager, so we could end up with door work or something like that."

Irish solar tech firm in Taiwan deal

IRISH energy technology company, SolarPrint recently announced that it has entered into a landmark research partnership agreement with the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). ITRI is one of the largest research centres of its kind in the world, and the deal is for the joint development of new photovoltaic (PV) solutions that can be

used in consumer applications. Photo-voltaic technology involves the conversion of light not just sunlight - into energy and is becoming a greater focus of attention for Governments and industry, as developed economies move towards a greater adoption of 'clean', environmentally friendly energy production technologies.

It found that Southern businesses are still paying their overdue bills on average eight days later than companies north of the border. Businesses in the Six Counties are paying their bills 17 days beyond terms, an improvement of three full days on the 2009 average of 20 days beyond terms.

"So when we got that point out to the Irish community, they thought, why hasn't it been done before?"

The majority of the job seekers are young college students whoare allowed to work in the US on a J1 visa. Finding work is not as easy as it was for past generations.

BUSINESSES in the Republic of Ireland were paying their first quarter invoices 25 days beyond terms, two days faster than in the same period in 2009, according to the latest figures from Experian.

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that has been signed by SolarPrint and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the company will collaborate with ITRI on the development of PV technologies that can be used in consumer devices, like mobile phones and laptops. The Institute is one of the largest research institutes of its kind in the world, with a budget of more

than $500 million. Dr. Mazhar Bari, Chief Executive Officer, SolarPrint, said, "Our goal is to become a genuine leader in the next generation of solar technology, not just in Ireland but internationally. Having already filed patents in relation to our new PV solutions, we are now raising funding to help us move towards high volume production of PV materials next year."

The latest payment performance analysis reveals that Irish businesses paid their bills on average 25.11 days beyond terms in the first quarter of 2010, a year-on-year improvement of two days compared to the 27 days beyond terms average of Q1 2009.

However, for the first three months of the year payment performance among Irish companies moved in a negative trajectory, with businesses paying 22, 26 and 27 days beyond terms in January, February and March respectively.

In comparison, businesses in Northern Ireland paid their bills on average 17.28 days beyond terms in the first quarter of 2010 and 20.42 in the first quarter of 2009. For the first three months of the year payment performance has stayed relatively consistent showing a slight improvement, at 16, 17 and 18 days beyond terms for January, February and March of this year. Kerry businesses were the quickest in the country to pay their bills, averaging just 20.93 days beyond terms in Q1 2010. At the other end of the scale, businesses in Wexford were the slowest to settle bills, paying on average 36.88 days beyond terms. Ciaran Canning, Business Development Manager at Experian Business Information in Ireland, explains, ‘Despite the EU Directive on Late Payment in Commercial Transactions Regulations, which allows companies to automatically charge interest penalties on accounts outstanding beyond 30 days, late payment remains an issue for businesses in Ireland.

‘The average payment period is still significantly slower than in the UK and Northern Ireland.’

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The Ecclesiastical Review Over 10,000 expected E a s t C o r k for annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock

OVER 10,000 grandmothers and grandfathers are expected to converge on Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo, this September for the largest pilgrimage of its type in the world – and 13 year-old Ireland’s Got Talent winner, Chloe Coyle will perform with her mentor, Dana as part of the celebration. In just four years, the National Grandparents Pilgrimage has become one of the largest religious gatherings in Ireland. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, September 12th, at 2pm. Tyrone girl, Chloe Coyle, who was a popular winner of this year’s Ireland’s Got Talent TV show, has agreed to sing at the Mass, while former Eurovision winner, Dana, her mentor on the popular TV programme, will also perform. Michael English, a Kildare singer who has a huge following around Ireland, will also sing, for what is expected to be a packed Basilica at Knock Shrine.

Chief celebrant will be Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore, and the keynote speaker will be Breda O’Brien, the well-known Irish Times columnist and teacher. “We are expecting in excess of 10,000 at the pilgrimage. Grandparents are travelling from all over Ireland to pray together for peace and harmony in our world, and also to pray for the happiness and contentment of their children and grandchildren,” said Catherine Wiley, founder of the pilgrimage in 2007. “This is the largest Grandparents pilgrimage in the world. This pilgrimage has been the catalyst for Grandparents pilgrimages in America, Tanzania, Germany, and Argentina. We have also founded a number of Catholic Grandparents Association branches in various parts of the country.” A nationwide prayer appeal for grandparents has been launched as part of the buildup to the Pilgrimage, and grandchildren from all over Ireland have responded by writing thousands of prayers for grandparents. These prayers will form part of this year’s pilgrimage Mass. Further information on the Pilgrimage can be found on, or by telephoning 098 24877.

Statement by Fr Tony Mullins, Diocesan Administrator, on the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick

ON BEHALF of the Diocese of Limerick I welcome all involved in the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games to Limerick. In particular I welcome the 1,900 courageous athletes from throughout the island of Ireland who will participate in the games, their team coaches, official delegates and their family members. In welcoming you to Limerick I also wish to congratulate all the organisers for the work that went into preparing for the games and to thank the 3,500 volunteers for their generosity of spirit. I hope that everyone enjoys and celebrates the participation and achievements of the athletes, and will take away very happy memories of their visit to Limerick. I pray God’s blessing on this great historic event in the life of Limerick and on our most welcome guests.

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Ecclesiastical Events

Mass on Helvick Pier for those lost at sea

Mass will be celebrated on Helvick Pier by RNLI Station Chaplain, Fr Conor Kelly on Thursday June 24th at 7.30pm in remembrance of all those lost at sea, and their families. Everybody is welcome to attend, but parking restrictions will be in operation, so we would ask that drivers leave their vehicles on the main road.

The Parish of Youghal

Priest on Call, Canon Tom Browne, 024 93199. Emergency Number 087 9779906.

Mass in Polish-Nsza w j Polskim W nastepna niedziele the first and third Sunday of each month. Welcome into the Church those who were baptised in the Parish in the month of May: Aine Maria O’Connor, Diarmuid Séan Russell, Kate Nicole Curley, Cathal Patrick Twomey, Tomás Daniel Temuujin, Celtic O’Brien, Kacie May KLucey, Marley Sean Diesel Walsh.


Corpus Christi Procession

Thanks are extended to all who helped out in the Corpus Christi procession on Sunday last. Your help and generosity of spirit is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all Eucharistic Adorers for their commitment to prayer. Persons needed to spend an hour in prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament from 6pm to 7pm on Sunday. If you can help to cover these hours, you would help to keep this apostolate going. Contact Pat on 91145.

Eucharist Adoration

Youghal Baptist Church

(people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) We meet for worship every Sunday morning in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) at

11am. This Sunday June 20th, Sunday Club Prizegiving Day followed by a Fellowship Lunch. 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.”O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants, you have ordained praise.” Psalm 8 v1-2

Church of Ireland Youghal, Castlemartyr and Ardmore

10am Service every Sunday in St. Paul’s Church, Ardmore except this Sunday, June 20th, when the Clerk’s Choral will be singing Evensong at 7.30pm. Open to all. 10am Service every Sunday in the Church of St Anne, Castlemartyr. All are welcome. 11.30am Service every Sunday in the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Youghal. All are welcome.

The Parish of Midleton and Ballintotas Pilgrimage to Drogheda

A Pilgrimage to Drogheda for the procession of Relics of St. Oliver Plunkett and Mass, will be celebrated on Sunday July 4th next. Details from Fr. Michael Campbell, Kilbrin, 022 48169 or 086 106 6998.

Midleton Community Hospital

A Church Gate Collection on behalf of the above will be held on Saturday and Sunday next, June 19th and 20th in Midleton, Ballintotas, Castlemartyr, Churchtown South, Lisgoold, Clonmult, Dungourney and Mogeely, and in Aghada on June 26th and 27th. This is a major fundraising event, organised by members of Friends of Midleton Hospital committee, and if you wish to help please contact Matron

Catherine Doran, Maura Milton or any member of the Committee. Thanking you in anticipation.

The Holy Rosary is prayed every Wednesday at the Grotto, Ballinacurra at 8pm. On June 30th next, Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7.45pm and Rosary will be prayed at 7.30pm.

Ballinacurra Grotto

Mass will be celebrated at St. Colman’s Well on Friday next, June 18th at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

St Colman’s Well

Legion of Mary Meetings

The Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 7pm in the Edmund Rice Centre. New members are always welcome.

Threshold (Housing for the Homeless)

A Church Gate Collection on behalf of the above will be held in Midleton on Saturday and Sunday, June 26th and 27th. Help is required and anyone willing to give thirty minutes of their precious time should contact Kathleen Woulfe, local organiser, on 4631011.

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal services update

Sunday, June 20th: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Rev. Geraldine Gracie. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 0214294622.

Cork Methodist Church, Ardfallen, Douglas Road, Cork

Sunday, June 20th: Morning Service at 11.30am, led by Mr. Charles Payne. You are welcome. Other activities during the week include Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, Bowls, Badminton, Youth Groups, Women's Groups etc. Further details from Rev. Colin Milligan 021-4292503.

Candlelight Midsummer Mass in Ballintubber Abbey for Tuam Diocesan Youth Council

A candlelit Midsummer Mass will be celebrated in Ballintubber Abbey, Castlebar, County Mayo hosted by Tuam Diocesan Youth Council, on Friday, June 18th at 11pm. After the celebration of Mass, the Tuam Diocesan Youth Council will host a barbeque and bonfire. The event will be addressed by guest speaker, Cameron

Stewart, founder of not-for-profit movement and clothing line Ark (Acts of Random Kindness). See Tuam Diocesan Youth Council

In advance of the Youth Mass in Ballintubber Cliona Feerick, Chairperson of the Diocesan Youth Council, said “The Ark story is a story of

hope. The idealism of Cameron and his friends is truly inspiring and is a good news story worth hearing. As Christians we can make a difference to our world. Ark challenges each one of us to answer for ourselves the gospel question ‘Who is my neighbour?’ I am convinced that Cameron’s story will connect with, and rekindle, the idealism of young and old alike.”

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Dave Maguire to coBh GAA pay tribute to John presents The wolFeTones McCormack at the Grain Store


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THIS coming Friday, June 18th, local tenor Dave Maguire will pay tribute to Count John McCormack, the world-famous Irish tenor and recording artist, celebrated for his performances of the operatic and popular song repertoires, and renowned for his diction and breath control. This is a narrated tribute concert to Count John McCormack tracing his life and achievements from his early days in Athlone through to his varied international career.

Excerpts from his operatic, classical, sacred, Lieder and ballad collections will be performed in their original keys, and with piano and violin accompaniment. The excerpts will be performed by local Tenor, Dave Maguire who will be joined on the night by a guest Soprano. Owen C. Lynch will be the narrator and musical director.

This concert will afford people the opportunity to fully understand the enormity of John McCormack’s appeal and his success on the worldwide stage, and a selection of his best known songs will be performed to rekindle the memories of the older audience members, and enlighten the younger.

McCormack was the first artist to record the World War I hit song It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, in 1914. Between 1914 and 1922 he recorded almost two dozen songs with violin accompaniment provided by Fritz Kreisler, with whom he also toured. In 1928, he received the title of Papal Count from Pope Pius XI, in recognition of his work for Catholic charities.

McCormack originally ended his career at the Royal Albert Hall in London, in 1938. However, one year after that farewell concert, he was back singing for the Red Cross and in support of the war effort. He did concerts, toured, broadcast and recorded in this capacity until 1943, when failing health finally forced him to retire permanently. Dave Maguire’s homage to Count John McCormack takes place at the Grain Store, Ballymaloe House on Friday, June 18th at 8pm. Tickets cost €20 (€15 concessions) and are available from 021 4652531. Early dinner and concert ticket €60.

Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat assists 31ft. yacht

BALLYCOTTON lifeboat station received a request for assistance to a 31 ft. yacht with a fouled propeller, 4 miles east of Ballycotton on Friday last. The yacht, with two persons aboard, had left Crosshaven earlier when a rope wrapped around its propeller south of Knockadoon, East Cork. On arrival at the casualty a lifeboat crewmember was placed on board and attempts were made to free the rope. With the successful completion of this exercise, the yacht continued it’s journey and Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat returned to station.

East Cork snippets Fermoy whist drive

Results from Sunday, June 13th Best overall score: James Leamy Winning ladies: Marie Roche, Mary Dowling, Catherine O Flynn, Margaret Mulkeen, Mairead Scannell, Maureen Hales, Pat O Leary, Brigid O Donnell Winning gents: E Ring, Leslie Snell, John Casey, Jim Ryall, M Fenton, Gerard Donovan, Florrie Gray, Noel Hales Raffle: Mary Butterworth, Nora Murphy & Mary Howard Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30 pm sharp in Fermoy Bridge Centre (situated in close proximity to the Old Mart premises & Atkins Farm Machinery premises). All welcome.

Ladysbridge & District Flower Club head to Barry’s Nursery

LADYSBRIDGE and District Flower Club members’ outing to Susan Turner’s Garden and Barry’s Nursery on Saturday, June 26th. Meet at Dairygold Co-op Mogeely car park at 2.30pm for directions or at Susan’s Garden, Knockenakirka, Dungourney at 3pm.

SECAD East Cork Free Employment, Education, Training Support & Services Information Day

SOUTH & East Cork Area Development (SECAD), as part of the services to the unemployed, will be hosting a FREE Employment, Education, Training & Business Supports Information Day, on Tuesday, June 22nd from 10am to 12 noon at Carrigtwohill Community Centre (Main Street, Carrigtwohill), and from 2pm to 4pm at the Riverstown Community Centre (Old School, Riverstown Cross) in Glanmire. Free, confidential, one to one support and information will be available from SECAD staff and visiting representatives such as Social Welfare (DSP), FÁS, First Employment Services (FES) VEC and the National Learning Network (NLN). Members of the public will have an opportunity to meet the representatives one to one. Doors open to the public at 10am in Carrigtwohill & 2pm in Glanmire. This will mark the end of the outreach support clinics in East Cork for the present. They look forward to seeing you at these events. For directions or further details on supports please call 021-4613432 or check the SECAD website.

Shanagarry ICA celebrate 100th anniversary with garden party

SHANAGARRY ICA will visit Fota on Saturday, June 19th for a Garden Party to celebrate 100 years of ICA. The bus will leave Shanagarry at 2pm then on to Churchtown South for 2.10pm, to reach Fota at 2.30pm approximately. We have an evening meal booked at the Rising Tide Restaurant in Glounthaune afterwards.

Country music’s Pat Hayes comes to Midleton this Sunday, June 20th

Kilkenny based Pat Hayes is currently a major force on the Irish Country Music circuit. His current single ‘Galway Town’ is getting very favourable reviews all over Ireland and in the UK. This is a follow up to his very successful album ‘She’s Had All the Dreamin’. Pat’s pleasant ‘easy listening’ singing voice and his choice of material has made him a firm favourite at home and abroad. Pat and his band, which includes Sean Furlong and Eddie Cahill who were part of Larry Cunningham’s Mighty Blue Boys Band for many years, tour the UK on a regular basis. Their up-tempo stage performances have brought them great success throughout the UK. Pat and His Band are also one of the headline acts on this year’s Peckham Country Music Festival in London which runs from July 2nd to 4th. When Pat is not performing on stage, he is busy organising his country music weekends throughout Ireland and the UK which have become very popular over the last number of years. This Sunday night, June 20th, Pat & His Band make a rare visit to the Midleton Park Hotel. The combination of Pat and the Band, ensures the audience gets the best in Irish Country Music coupled with the Irish Showband Classics, which in itself is the recipe for a good night out and a show not to be missed.

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New online service with 15 day turnaround for Medical Cards/ GP Visit Cards

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THE HSE has launched an online Medical Card/GP Visit card application service will see a 15 day turnaround for medical card applications. Using people can check online if they qualify for a Medical Card/GP Visit Card by following some simple steps.

Those who qualify based on their income, can prepare their application online, print the check list and submit it directly with the supporting documents. Fully completed applications will be fast tracked and cards will be issued within 15 days.

Launching the new service Professor Drumm, CEO of the HSE said was another important building block for easier access to health services that has been in the planning for some time. At the launch Paddy Burke, Head of the HSE’s Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS), which designed and manages, emphasised that the service is a valuable addition to existing application services.

He said he hoped to receive constructive feedback from users and advocacy groups to improve the website over the coming months. “The service will be of interest to thousands of people who simply wish to verify eligibility and more than 90% of applicants who automatically qualify for a medical card based on their income, will be able to use the website to apply for their cards.”

“Users will be able to call the locall phone number 1890-252919 if they need assistance when using the site. People will continue to be able to apply for medical cards and discretionary medical cards in their local health offices.” has four key functions as follows -

1. Apply for a medical Card or GP Visit Card 2. Status of Application 3. Status of Card 4. Contact Us At the 1st June 2010 the total number of eligible persons with medical cards was 1,547,507,


representing approximately 35 % of the total population. This is a 21% increase in numbers in receipt of medical cards since January 2008 and a 35% increase since January 2005. These increases are significant and the HSE continues to provide access to health services for which the medical card is a vital key.

The Community Schemes, of which the Medical Card (GMS) Scheme is the largest, are the state funded General Practitioner, Pharmacy, Dental, Ophthalmic, and other special payments schemes, which account for approximately 20% of the HSE’s overall budget. In 2009 nearly 2.3 million people used the services of Primary Care Contractors through arrangements under the Community Schemes provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE), generating more than 72 million transactions, with an associated expenditure of over €2.9 billion.

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Ballycotton lifeboat karaoke comp continues this weekend in Cloyne

THE inter-pub karaoke competition in aid of Ballycotton Lifeboat continued at Tosh Cahill’s Bar, Cloyne on Friday night, June 11th. The event was well supported and the singers were in fine voice.


The judges had a tough decision to make at the end of the night, as the competition was strong.

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Eventually, the decision was that Sarah O’Donovan and Kerry Murphy would go forward to represent Tosh Cahill’s Bar at the final in Garryvoe Hotel on 30 July.

Fiona Flynn, Chairperson, Blathnaid Lane-Walsh, PRO and Karen Casey, Secretary of the fundraising committee wish to The unsuccessful contestants thank everyone who is supporting the karaoke competition were reminded that they would have other opportunities to qualify, as heats take place each weekend up The June heats will finish off in Waves Café & Wine Bar on Friday, June 25th and Rosie’s Bar, to the night before the Grand Final. Aghada on Saturday, June 26th. July heats will They were thanked for their participation, and Tosh start at Harty’s Bar, Cloyne, on Friday, July 2nd and The Goalpost Bar, Shanagarry, on July 3rd. Cahill’s Bar for hosting the heat. This Friday, June 18th, the competition goes to McGrath’s Bar, Ballycotton and on Saturday, June 19th, to Aunty Biddy’s, Cloyne.

The organisers hope the fundraising event for Ballycotton Lifeboat will continue to be well supported.


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Cork Mental Health Foundation Flag Day

The above will take place in Midleton this Friday, June 18th. Funds raised will go towards projects in the Midleton and East Cork area. Please give generously. If you have an hour to spare and would like to help please contact 0879270472.

Credit Union BBQ

Midleton Credit Union has once again decided to organise a barbeque this year during the holiday season on August 18th. Tickets for this event are available from Midleton Credit Union, Main Street, for the very attractive price of €25. There will be a great menu available to suit all tastes and ages.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

Wednesday, June 16th: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Thursday: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday: Whist at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Tuesday, June 22nd: 45 Drive at thr Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm.

Midleton Summer Solstice Day

The Midleton Summer Solstice Festival Day is taking place in the Farmer’s Market Square on Saturday, June 19th, from 10pm to 5.30pm. This is the first time a community -based festival has been held

in Midleton. This Summer Solstice Festival Day is being run in conjunction with the Midleton Youth Club. It brings together local community groups, clubs and local businesses. This day out is for everyone to come along and enjoy. All events are free and there will be a range of activities, tours and stands on the day. The Midleton Solistice Festival day is supported by Wallis’ Bar, Midleton Town Council and SECAD. For further information please contact Anita on 086 1998441 or Leah on 086 3953798.

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning in aid of 1 Day for Rehab will take place at No. 2 Knockgriffin, Midleton, on Wednesday, June 23rd by kind invitation of Teresa and Gerry Lawton. From fresh cakes to raffle prizes, there will be loads on offer, so why not stop by, have a chat and raise some vital funds for Rehab in your area. All funds raised locally, stay locally.

Sorry boys...

Commiserations to the Cork Football Team, better days to come. We are still supporting you and your Manager, Conor Counihan.

Self Help for Africa collection

The annual fundraising collection on behalf of the above will take place on Saturday, June 26th, at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton, and the organiser Michael Woulfe asks for your kind help on the day. Anyone wishing to help on the day can contact Michael on 087 6868044 or 021 4631011.

Midleton GIY

The above holds its monthly meetings in association with Sustainable Midleton on the third Thursday of the month. GIY (Grow It Yourself) provides a way for people who are interested in growing

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their own food, to get together and learn from each other, by swapping tips and experiences. Spare plants and produce are always a welcome swap too. The next meeting will be held in Midleton Library, Main Street, on tomorrow Thursday June 17th, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. Elaine O’Brien of Midleton Garden Centre will talk about pests and diseases, followed by plenty of time for discussion.

It’s a free event and all are welcome. More information can be found on the GIY website at or by phoning Louise on 087 2333303.

Midleton Cope Foundation Flowers of Hope

Flowers of Hope are being distributed in Midleton and East Cork and your kind support for this annual fundraising event will be greatly appreciated.

Wedding bells

Heartiest congratulations on their marriage last Saturday to Rachel Nagle and Glenn Duggan and best wishes to the happy couple for many years of wedded bliss. Rachel is the daughter of Richie and Ann Nagle and Glenn is the son of Anne and the late David Duggan. Also, wedding anniversary good wishes to Maura and Pat Hayden and Ed and Susan O’Leary.

Ruby anniversary congrats

Heartiest congratulations to Angela and Albert Ruxton on their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Roll on the gold.

New job

Congratulations and best wishes to Martina Stack, Killeagh, on the occasion of her appointment to a new position in Dungarvan.

Baby girl

Congratulations to Nora and Derry O’Neill, Ardna-Greine, on the birth of their baby girl Orlaith, a sister for Emma. Also congratulations to AnneMarie and Dave O’Connell on the birth of their baby boy Charlie, a brother for Mai.

Noreen runs ahead

Congratulations to Noreen Buckley, 12 St. Mary’s Terrace, Midleton, who completed the Dublin City Marathon in aid of Marymount Hospice, on Monday June 7th. Well done Noreen, from all your family and friends.

Get well soon

to Carmel O’Donogue, Woodview, Saleen. The presentation of the car took place on Saturday last at the premises of Bernard Cashman, Cashman Car Sales, Cork Road, Midleton.

At the outset, heartfelt sympathy was extended to Helen Kennedy and her family on the death of her dear husband Paddy, RIP, and glowing reports were paid to this kindly gentleman, who was a loyal and dedicated member of the Fine Gael Party and worked tirelessly to ensure the election of successive TDs over the years. As a mark of respect to his memory, the Chairperson asked for a minute’s silence.

Cllr. Michael Hegarty spoke of matters relating to County Council and said that due to lack of resources, many projects are unfinished and in answer to questions from George Jeffery, Willie Scannell, Nuala Murphy and John Ahern, Cobh, he said that non-national roads are totally underfunded and Cobh road structure is disgraceful. Cllr. Mary Woods asked him if there was any land available for a Cemetery and the answer was none.

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard said that Cobh was similar to other councils, with similar problems. She congratulated young Fine Gael members who were very enthusiastic and she attended their meeting and found it extremely enthusiastic. She said that there was at least thirty five people present.

George Jeffery, Michael Hegarty and Deputy Stanton paid tribute to the officers and members and wished them good luck. Colm Mellerick spoke on CAP reform and said they had no confidence in the Minster for Agriculture. In reply Senator Paul Bradford said that we must ensure that Ireland gets more money and that it is properly distributed. Paul also said that the Dog Breeding Bill was a recipe for disaster.

Deputy David Stanton, in his address, said that the €1.3 billion given to bail out Greece was a huge threat to the stability of the Euro. Borrowing more adds to our own home grown problems.

Peter Manning spoke of the Gun Licensing Bill, which is not workable. Kathleen Woulfe spoke of the people who are still parking daily on Railway Road and causing so much upset for the residents, including the GAA, who have events taking place every week during the day. She said she cannot understand why people do not use the car park for the minimal sum of €2, as this tremendous facility under camera is surely safer for the commuter in parking their cars, and hopefully it will improve in the future. The Chairperson then announced the names of positions not already filled.

District Organiser, Brendan Griffin; Membership Officers, Joe Wall and Robert Sweetnam; Youth officer, Aisling Broderick and Policy Officer, John Hurley. The next meeting will be held on July 5th.

Midleton District Executive Fine Gael

Happy B irthday!

The Chairperson welcomed all present including Deputy David Stanton, Senator Paul Bradford and Councillors.

Birthday greetings to Tom McCarthy, Edmond Bailey, Ursula O’Mahony, Ann Prendergast, Mrs. Nancy Parker, Mrs. Cody who is now well on the way for her major birthday, Mary Duggan, Mrs Mulcahy, Mrs. Cotter, Kathleen O’Shea and Anne Duggan who celebrated her birthday on the day of her son, Glenn’s, wedding.

Glad to hear that Eileen O’Connell, Riversfield, will soon be on the road home after her recent stay in hospital, and we wish her continued good health.

THE lucky winners were as follows; 1st prize of the car to Patricia Dineen, Barryscourt, Carrigtwohill; 2nd prize of €300 to Kate O’Sullivan, Courtney House, Midleton and 3rd prize of €100


The monthly meeting of the above took place at the Midleton Park Hotel and was very well attended. Chairperson, Helen Troy presided. Secretary, Peter Manning read the Minutes of the last meeting and Treasurer, Michael O’Connor gave a detailed Treasurers Report.

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Live we e ke nd e nte r t ainm e nt with R AG LA N RO G UE S and live spo rt s on t v Michelle Lunnon, 96fm, Justin O’Mahoney from Fred, Peter Deasy, Chairman of Cork Week, Jamin O’Donovan from Fred and Karen Lunnon, 96fm are pictured at the Kiln Bar for the Entertainment Programme Launch of Cork Week 2010. Cork Week will be taking place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven from July 10th to 16th. (Photo: Pascal Ungerer) DETAILS of the entertainment programme for Cork Week 2010 have been announced at a launch at the Kiln, Heineken Brewery, in Cork. Headline acts for the event, which takes place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, include The Coronas, Fred, The Chapters, Jerry Fish & the Mudbug Club and The Frank and Walters. The Cork Week Entertainment Programme begins on July 12th and promises to be the best ever, with music from the early evening from the likes of Devil’s Bit and Drumbru, to the latenight DJs.

Monday sees Setmaker make their Cork Week debut in the main Regatta Bar. One of the finest bands to come out of Clonakilty they have established a steady following in Cork and, indeed, further afield, in the past couple of years. Headliners for Tuesday are The Marvels, who bring a whole new dimension to the meaning of ‘Showband’. They continue to raise the bar to new levels, showing a new generation what entertainment really is. Wednesday sees a performance by FRED followed by the incomparable Frank and Walters. FRED are the people’s band,

making music for the people, while the Frank and Walters make a strong case for being the greatest band ever to come out of the Peoples Republic of Cork. This super bill is certain to sellout fast, so early booking is recommended. Another double-bill on Thursday 15th, sees The Chapters and The Coronas headlining. The Chapters have been receiving critical acclaim since Perfect Stranger hit the shelves, rocketing into the Hotpress Top 30 albums and their album also went straight into the Top Irish Albums of all time. The Coronas achieved platinum sales in Ireland, and

spawned massive singles such as “Grace, Don’t Wait!”, “Heroes or Ghosts” and especially “San Diego Song” which became an anthem in clubs and radio stations all across the country. Devil’s Bit and J90 finish out the week at the Regatta Bar on Friday night, bringing down the curtain on what will, hopefully, be a fantastic week of sailing and fun.

Jerry Fish & the Mudbug Club will headline the Fastnet stage from Monday to Friday night while Noel & Frank, along with the Alan Murphy Trio, get things started each night at the Fastnet

Executed Cork Patriot remembered in Cobh

THE lapsed annual commemoration ceremony for the executed Cork Patriot, Commandant Thomas Kent, of Castlelyons, Co. Cork, has thankfully been revived. The ceremony was organised every year by the Thomas Kent Branch of The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE). Unfortunately, a decline in membership resulted in the wind up of the Branch and as a consequence the commemoration ceremony lapsed for a few years. The National Chairman of ONE, Gerald Landers P.C, a member of the Thomas Ashe Kerry Branch, was anxious that the bravery of the Kent family might be forgotten, and therefore keen to see the commemoration ceremony revived. With this in mind he contacted the Chairman of the Cobh Branch of ONE, Domhnall Mac Cárthaigh, requesting he endeavour to have it revived.

The Cobh Branch discussed the matter at one of their Monthly meetings and it was agreed the Branch would organise the event. Providentially, a former member of the Thomas Kent Branch, a man who used to head the organising committee for the ceremony, Thomas Walsh, joined the Cobh Branch. A sub committee which included Thomas was formed, and subsequently met with the Officer Commanding Collins Barracks Cork, Lt. Col. Thomas Quirke, and the Barrack Sergeant Major, Jerry Dineen. The Cork City Branch of ONE also became involved, and in a matter of weeks the commemoration ceremony was organised. It commenced with Mass at St. Michael’s Garrison Church, Collins Barracks, offered by Fr. Michael Kidney, Cork Prison Chaplain. Later a prayer and wreath laying ceremony was held, by kind permission of the Prison Governor, at the grave of Thomas Kent, in the prison yard,

where he was executed by firing party at 4.00 a.m. on the morning of May 2nd, 1916. An Honour Guard from the 4th. Infantry Battalion, under Sergeant Walsh, rendered honours. Chaplain Michael Kidney recited appropriate prayers. Piper F. Kennedy 4th. Inf. Battn played a lament. Wreaths were laid by the following; Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy, on behalf of the people of Cork. President of Cobh Branch ONE, Tim McCormack, on behalf of the ONE and by a member of the Kent Family. Members of the 1st. Southern Brigade played Last Post and Reveille. Lt. Moriarty was Master of Ceremonies. The Ceremony was also attended by the Officer Commanding 4th Infantry Battalion, Collins Barracks Cork, Lt. Col. Thomas Quirke, a relative of Thomas Kent. .Sergeant Major 4th. Infantry Battalion, Jerry Dineen; Members of the Kent Family; National Chairman of ONE Ger Landers P.C.; David Stanton T.D.

and members of the Cobh and Cork City Branches of ONE

Thomas Kent was born in 1865. The family home was at Bawnard House Castlelyons Co. Cork. Thomas and David had been active in the organisation of the Volunteers in the East Cork area, and with their brothers Richard and William, had not been sleeping at home after the Easter Rising as the R.I.C. were rounding up all known Republican Sympathisers. The night of May 1st was the first they had slept in their home for over a week. Early on the morning of the 2nd the Kent family awoke to find the house had been surrounded by a party of armed R.I.C. who were later reinforced by armed British Troops. The R.I.C. and Army were under the command of Head Constable Rowe who called on the Kent family to surrender. The Kents, armed with a rifle and some shotguns, decided they would resist. The combined force

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Cork Week Chairman, Peter Deasy, paid tribute to the Cork Week sponsors and thanked them for their support. “Cork Week is a massive undertaking. It is the largest regatta in Europe run by a single club and we could not run the event without the kind assistance of our sponsors, such as Heineken and our media partners, 96fm and The Irish Examiner. We have put together a terrific night time programme on shore, and entries for the regatta are still coming in so we are confident that Cork Week 2010 will be amongst the very best”.

of R.I.C. and Army opened fire on the house. The siege lasted for three hours approximately. During this time the brothers 84 year old Mother kept them supplied with ammunition. The brothers resisted furiously until their ammunition was expended and they decided to surrender. By this time the house was partially wrecked, David had lost two fingers and was wounded in his side. Head Constable Rowe was killed. Richard made an effort to escape, was shot and seriously

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wounded, and died two days later in Fermoy Military Hospital.Thomas, David and William were tried by Courts Martial. William was acquitted. Thomas and David were found guilty of Head Constable Rowe’s murder and sentenced to death. David’s sentence was commuted to five years penal service. Thomas was shot by firing squad at 4 a.m. on May 9th, 1916. The Commemoration Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 16th.

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Midleton Food Festival gets the green light from Rachel Allen (not pictured!)

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GREAT news for Midleton as local celebrity, Rachel Allen, gives her full backing to the 2010 Midleton Food and Drink Festival.

The festival will take place on Saturday, September 11th. Plans are already well underway for the event, which will provide a spectacular day out for the entire family.

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Government action needed on water quality at Youghal beach Deputy Sean Sherlock TD

major employers in recent years. Water quality is a priority for those visiting a beach. The botURGENT action is needed to improve water quality at tom line is they will go elsewhere if it’s just Youghal beach following its failure to meet minimum not up to standard, and take their business with water standards, according to Cork East Labour TD them,” said the Labour TD. Seán Sherlock. Deputy Sherlock said the findings contained in a Eu- “We have a green party in government who ropean Commission survey of Atlantic Coast Beaches, take great pride in telling us how we should be which found nine of the state’s 131 beaches and lakes preserving our environment, but on a very failed the EU water quality standards test, are very basic level are failing miserably to maintain worrying, given that coastal towns like Youghal rely water quality at some of our finest beaches. heavily on the tourist trade. Youghal can ill afford to lose tourist trade, having lost so much already, and I am calling on “The beach at Youghal is one of the main advantages the government to take urgent action to tackle the town now has going for it, having lost a number of this problem,” added Deputy Sherlock.

“I have seen the Festival grow since its very first staging in 2004. It is fantastic to see how it has evolved over the years,” noted Rachel. “The festival has a vibrant atmosphere that guarantees a great day out for all.

“You will see people everywhere enjoying themselves, either sampling delicious tastings from an amazing selection of food stalls, or simply enjoying the entertainment! “A key ingredient to the success of the Midleton Food Festival is that it is now a premier food event that showcases the wonderful variety of locally produced foods and crafts from this region.”

With entertainment in his blood, then who better than festival chairman, Count John McCormack, grandson of the world famous Irish tenor, to promise great entertainment.

“Fun and entertainment are central to the event,” remarked John. “Children can really enjoy the day, with the face painting, puppet shows, balloon artists and jugglers.

“You will also see people of all ages in fits of laughter watching the Waiters Race, when our local waiters battle it out to win while precariously balancing trays full of drinks!” An exceptional fund-raising lunch is being planned for Thursday, July 15th at the Old Midleton Distillery. “This will be the official launch of the 2010 Midleton Food & Drink Festival with special Guest of Honour, Rachel Allen,” said John. “We are looking forward to a great turn-out for this ‘Festival Taster’ at the Distillery. Tickets are just €25 a head and include a glass of wine, so if you would like to join us for this fun

Midleton Food and Drink Festival chairman, Count John McCormack, grandson of the world famous Irish tenor with produce from Ballycurraginny Farm in Killeagh. (Photo: Neil Danton)

social event, please call 021 4613483.” The Midleton Food and Drink Festival brings a great influx of visitors into the town.

With over 50 fresh food and drink stalls, it presents a wonderful selection of tastes and aromas. Special Festival Menus will also be offered at participating restaurants.

Other features will include craft displays and the ever popular East Cork Camera Club’s exhibition, which is always sure to show some of the hidden treasure in East Cork.

The main sponsor of the festival is Market Green Shopping Centre in Midleton.

“We are most grateful for the support of Market Green and with the continuing support from the Midleton and Area Chamber of Commerce, Midleton Town Council, South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD Ltd), our media sponsor, 96FM and our IT sponsor, Imokilly Webs” remarked John. For further information, please contact John McCormack on 087 241 5513 or email

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ON Friday last, Market Green Shopping Centre Manager, Andrew McVea, and his assistant Victor Kadar, visited Fota Wildlife Park as part of their €5 voucher giveaway.

Visitors to the park were pleasantly surprised to be handed a free €5 voucher for Market Green, while some of the animal residents also wanted to get in on the act!

Market Green Shopping Centre, Midleton have now distributed 500 €5 vouchers across East Cork, visiting over 10 different locations and giving away €2,500 in total.

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Child’s play at Youghal Midleton to welcome world-renowned clairvoyant Family Fun Festival


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

YOUGHAL’S first ever dedicated Family Festival will take place in the stunning seaside town from Friday, July 16th to Sunday, July 18th.

Inspired by Youghal and its surrounding areas’ official designation by Failte Ireland as a ‘Family Fun’ destination, tourism product providers in the area have organised a weekend of funpacked FREE activities and entertainment for all the family! Event organisers are hoping to capitalise on the prospect of more families holidaying in Ireland this Summer, with recent independant research carried out for Failte Ireland, indicating that as many as eight out of ten families will take a holiday at home this year. The opening event, a ‘MardiGras’ Parade on Friday night promises a world of colour and spectacle throughout the town. Saturday will feature the finest of local produce in the Family Food Festival in Market Square. The highlight of the entire weekend, however, will be the crowning of Youghal’s very own ‘Queen of the Sea’, generously sponsored

by local businesses, Claycastle Recording Studios and The Seahunter Charter Boat.

This festival will feature a nonstop programme of events including children’s storytelling, sandcastle building and crabcatching competitions. The sound of music will fill the streets with children’s busking sessions and interactive children’s dance workshops. Sunday, July 18th is Funday. ‘Greenpark’ in the centre of the town will come alive from 12 noon to 4pm with mayhem sure to ensue in the ‘Fastest Daddy Competition’, ‘The Walter Raleigh Spud & Spoon Race’ and ‘The Teddy Bear Hospital’. Speaking about the upcoming festival, Chairperson of the organising committee, Sal Tivy of Perks Entertainment centre commented: “We have certainly struck gold, we believe, here in Youghal again. We will be

hosting one of the biggest Family Fun Festivals imaginable in July from 16th – 18th. The wonderful thing about this Festival, however, is that there is fun for families aged from one to one hundred! And most importantly almost all events in the Festival are free. We look forward to welcoming family visitors to our beautiful town where we will guarantee a fun-filled weekend. We are also thrilled that any proceeds raised from our ‘Queen of the Sea’ Competition will go to the hugely deserving ‘Childline’ Charity. It is expected this Festival will attract in excess of 5,000 extra visitors to the town over the festival weekend period.

Youghal Family Fun Festival is supported and part funded by South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD), and Youghal Chamber of Tourism & Commerce in association with Failte Ireland and Youghal Town Council.

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WHEN most people hear the word ‘clairvoyant’, they roll their eyes, sigh and say, ‘yeah, right’, while others will look up, their interest piqued. Whichever category you fall into, why not pay a visit to worldrenowned clairvoyant, Yvonne, who will be visiting Midleton next week, and see what the future holds?

While Yvonne knows that there are many people out there who claim psychic ability, she - as the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter - was born with the gift.

‘It can be difficult sometimes,’ Yvonne tells the East Cork Journal, ‘to switch off - but it’s something I’ve had to learn to do. I’m a people person and it’s in my nature to want to help people - even when I’m not supposed to!’ ‘Some people come to see me knowing what they want to hear,’ Yvonne plainly states. ‘They don’t always respond well if I tell them something different. But I have to tell them what I see, otherwise I would simply be spinning lies. People tend to have very clear maps of their lives in

their head, and they don’t want to hear that what they had planned might not be what lies ahead. I can only tell them what I see.’

Yvonne also performs Tarot Card readings, as well as psychometry (the reading of people through objects, such as jewellery) and chiromancy (palm reading).

But, don’t be surprised if Yvonne stops looking at your hand. ‘Looking at your life line and love line will give an indication of certain things, but a person’s presence and aura reveals much, much more. I always think of the palms as guidelines.’ And, if the proof is in the pudding, Yvonne has a wide-range of customers who travel several hundred miles to see her. Crystal balls and tarot cards may be Yvonne’s tools of the trade but, at the end of the day, it’s about people. ‘It’s human nature to question,’ Yvonne admits, ‘we ask questions about the things that our normal five senses can’t grasp whether there’s an afterlife, why bad things happen to good people, do ghosts exist, is there such a thing as kharma?

There is, of course, no straight answer to any of the above questions. But, Yvonne states that, with belief, anything is possible. ‘I’ve watched people come into me, depressed, sad and lonely - and they leave with a weight lifted off their shoulders. I’m here to help, not to cause harm and I would never purposely tell someone something cruel or distressing.’

Yvonne and Madam Julieanna, England’s leading clairvoyant, will be visiting Silversprings Hotel, Cork on Wednesday and Thursday, June 23rd and 24th, from 1pm to 8pm both days; and will be at the Midleton Park Hotel on Friday, June 25th from 1pm to 8pm and on Saturday, June 26th from 12 noon to 6pm. With over 30 years experience as a qualified psychic reader, Yvonne’s background is rooted in clairvoyancy. ‘My knowledge does not come from books, it comes from a gift within me.’ And, although it’s a gift she can never return - it’s one that she’s more than happy to have.

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Midleton to meet its ‘personalised travel plan’


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


THE Midleton populace is likely to be repeatedly reminded of the ‘benefits of walking, cycling, taking the bus or train” –indeed any method of ‘sustainable transportation’ except the evil of the private car- in the coming months.

Senior engineer with Cork County Council, Peter O’Donoghue, informed the June Town Council meeting that the Institute of Highways and Transportation had acquired a €35,000 grant from the Department of Transport. ‘It has nothing to do with Midleton Town or Cork County Councils,” he revealed, ‘but we will be supporting them.” He added, ‘It’s not a large grant but I expect they will be trying during the summer to engage people on the topic, under the ‘Midleton Personalised Travel Plan.’ Can inter-galactic jogging be far off?

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Facing facts: ‘Are we wasting our energy or trying to save it?’ asks Cllr. Donie Daly Minister must act to reduce energy bills for schools

EDUCATION Minister Mary Coughlan is failing to take any action to implement a simple idea that could save schools substantial sums of money. For many schools, energy bills are the single biggest item of expense throughout the year, and any steps that could be taken to reduce these costs would be welcome.

Unfortunately, while electricity and gas bills can be substantial in the context of a school’s budget, a school is nothing more than a small-scale customer as far as companies like ESB and Bord Gais are concerned, and as such they have little or no leverage when it comes to negotiating a better deal.

However, on an aggregate basis, the amount of energy that the school sector consumes is massive, and if this purchasing power could be pooled it would mean that the Minister or some central agency could negotiate with the producers and get better value for money for schools.

We already have a similar arrangement in place for Garda stations, and I understand that the seven universities also use their combined buying power to negotiate with energy providers. There is no reason why we could not do the same for primary schools and for second level schools. The Minister must act on this, as schools around the country are already preparing their budgets for next year. Minister Coughlan has no hesitation is cutting the numbers of Special Needs Assistants, or in forcing schools in disadvantaged areas to close down their libraries, but when it comes to taking urgent action to reduce costs, she is happy to sit on her hands.

Recruitment embargo hinders reporting of elder abuse

The bar on recruiting public health nurses is contributing to the under reporting of elder abuse. The HSE’s specialist in Older People’s services was quoted recently saying that most cases of abuse are reported by public health nurses.

This concurs with the broad consensus that there is significant under reporting. Yet there are 120 unfilled vacancies for the very people most likely to identify elder abuse. The bar on recruiting public health nurses is yet another example of how Government policy, which in this case is crippling the delivery of community care, has a disproportionate effect on the elderly, as they are the section of society most reliant on this service.

It follows therefore that the recruitment embargo is limiting the number of cases being brought to the attention of the authorities. Some 1,870 complaints of elder abuse were reported to the HSE last year. Compared to the National Council for Aging and Older People’s estimate of 12,000 instances, this shows that thousands remain vulnerable to elder abuse.

Irish Times / IPSOS / MRBI

Last week’s Irish Times IPSOS/MRBI poll is one that we, in the Labour Party, can all take pleasure in.

It’s truly gratifying to see the hard work of the Oireachtas members, councillors and most importantly, that of our members around the country, rewarded by the results published in this poll. But it’s only a poll, a great poll maybe, but a poll none the less and that’s why its important to turn this into real votes at election time. We’ve started a movement for real change in Irish politics and we now have the opportunity to truly challenge Fianna Fail and Fine Gael for political leadership in this country. Together we can reshape the Irish political map. Labour’s message of building a better future for everybody in this country is clearly resonating with voters. Let’s hope this continues up to the next General Election, whenever that may be.


I had a great night in Ballymacoda last Saturday night at the christening of my old friend Paddy Cullinane’s first grandchild. However, Paddy was a little upset at the banner heading of last weeks column, ‘ A snip here, a snip there……’. Sorry, Paddy didn’t realise that was such a sore subject!

Singing for East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Summer Camp

ON Friday last, Mary O’Mahony and Kitty Daly, presented Pat Parker and Margaret with a cheque for €2,500 the proceeds of Cor Cois Farraige’s concert on May 9th at the Garryvoe Hotel.

This money will go towards funding this year’s East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Summer Camp. This is the camp’s 20th anniversary, and it’s opening ceremony will take place on July 6th.

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Crystal Swing honoured by Midleton Town Council ON Monday night, June 14th, Midleton Town Council hosted a civic reception to honour Mary Murray Burke and her children Derek and Dervla, collectively known as Crystal Swing.

The Lisgoold / Leamlara band’s meteoric rise to fame has been well-charted: appearances on the Late, Late Show, over 1,000,000 hits on YouTube for their song ‘He Drinks Tequila’ and, in April 2010, a visit to Hollywood to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Last Monday, Cllr. Ted Murphy, Mayor of Midleton spoke of the trio’s success, whilst reminding all those present that, wherever in the world Crystal Swing went, they never forgot about East Cork - always mentioning their home town and, he laughed, doing a better job of promoting

the East Cork area than the council ever could! Mary Murray Burke received a presentation from Mayor Murphy, before thanking everyone present for attending.

She spoke of her love of East Cork, and individually thanked those present for being with her on her, Derek and Dervla’s special night.

‘This means more than anything,’ Mary stated, ‘I never dreamed we’d be honoured like this, and I’m truly humbled to be here tonight.’ Mary paid tribute to all those who had supported her, giving special mention to Kathleen Woulfe, Josie Buckley, Cllr. Gerry Kelly and his wife Maura, Fr. O’Brien and Noreen Dillon. Of Fr. O’Brien, Mary stated, ‘We had the Stations in our house about 2 weeks before everything took off for us. I still say there was a little miracle involved!’

Crystal Swing - who had invited ten of their own friends and supporters along on the night posed for photographs with those present - including the town’s councillors, with Derek (who is mid-way through his Leaving Certificate) even giving an impromptu recital of the Hucklebuck!

Cork DAWG Street Collection: Volunteers needed

THIS Saturday, Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) will be holding a street collection in Cork City. Volunteers are needed for this day so if you can spare a few hours to help out, please contact Noelle on 087 7545748. Your time can help a dog get a second chance in life.

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Across the line at Cloyne NS Sports Day 2010

Marc Hurson, Josh Rossiter and Cillian O’Donovan

ON Sunday last, June 13th, Cloyne NS held their annual sports day at the school, with - apart from the usual races - a bouncy castle, tombola (which had sold out by 3pm!), face painting, cake stalls and a barbecue. The weather stayed dry throughout, with the parents cheering loudly for their chil-

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dren, as they crossed the finishing line. Market Green Shopping Centre made an impromptu visit to hand out 50 €5 vouchers, as part of their 5th birthday celebrations and Mary O’Brien, Principal, Cloyne NS got the first voucher of the afternoon, declaring a great start to the school’s Sports Day!

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Heather Leahy, Emma Deehan, Lisa Raleigh and Emily Sugrue

Olive Hallihan, Castlemary Farm swaps goat’s cheese for face painting, with Molly Blackmore and Hannah Greaney

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Cloyne NS Sports Day 2010

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The tombola proved to be one of the most popular stalls. INSET: Norah and Miah Falvey, who were both race winners on the day

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross Welcome Reverend Canon William Patrick Hewitt to the Parish of Youghal DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

THE magnificent medieval Collegiate Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Youghal was the beautiful and very appropriate setting for the Institution by the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, The Right Reverend Paul Colton, of The Reverend Canon William Patrick Hewitt as Incumbent of Youghal Union of Church of Ireland Parishes on Tuesday, June 8th last. On an evening that was blessed with beautiful sunshine and warmth, people came from all over the County of Cork, including a huge contingent from the West Cork area, and gathered in the grounds of the Collegiate Church, where all were welcomed, before entering to be part of a wonderful ceremony. Canon Patrick Hewitt is the son of missionary parents. He was born in Pakistan and grew up there until it was time for him to enter preparatory school in Belfast, after which he went to a secondary school for the sons of missionaries in London. Having trained as a teacher, Canon Hewitt met his wife, Lorna, and following four years of teaching he trained for the Ministry at Lincoln Theological College before serving as curate in the Diocese of Carlisle and then as Vicar in two parishes. Their family of four daughters are now grown up and settled in various professions and countries. Back in 1996 Canon Hewitt was delighted to accept the Irish Parish of Fanlobbus based in Dunmanway in West Cork and, as he told the East Cork Journal, he felt he had ‘come home’. After eleven very happy years there, he and Lorna moved to Bandon in 2007 where his Ministry was large and busy and where they met some wonderful parishioners and friends.

Cllr. Mary Lenihan Foley with Rev. Canon William Patrick Hewitt, The Right Rev. Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and Mayor of Youghal Cllr. Sandra McLellan

And now, in 2010 Canon Patrick Hewitt and his wife, Lorna, have arrived in Youghal to commence the next part of their lives, and this is the first time they have entered a new Parish without one or more of their daughters. Canon Patrick Hewitt is a man of the people. “Coming to a new Parish”, he said, “is a sharp learning curve”, but one which both he and Lorna are looking forward to. His vision for his new Parish is one of pastoral care, getting to know the people and, most importantly, hearing their stories. “People”, he said “all have their stories and this is what makes each person who they are. Getting to know them is by listening to their own unique stories and this, he said, he will be hoping to do over the next months. Home visits and pastoral care are very important, he continued, and I am looking forward to talking with the people, one to one, and finding out their needs and the needs of the parish.”

But Patrick Hewitt also has his own story and on Sunday last he told this story to normal Sunday morning congregations in a moving service at Youghal and Castlemartyr.aAsked how a member of clergy in Noel Cronin of CRY and Cllr. David Stanton, Fine Gael the Church of Ireland is given a new parish, Canon Hewitt explained with Alice Walsh that a Board of Nomination from the Diocese meet with the Bishop and look for a person appropriate for the particular needs of a Parish. The beautiful church where They then nominate that person to the Bishop. A nominee does not the ceremony took place have to accept a new Parish but in this instance, Canon Hewitt and his wife, Lorna, were absolutely delighted to accept their new Parish, although both were sad to leave their very good friends and neighbours in Bandon and West Cork. Pomp and Ceremony would not, perhaps, be a correct description for the proceedings on Tuesday night last in Youghal. But they would be very close. It was certainly what one would call ’an occasion’ but it was much, much more than that. In these changing times it was delightful to experience this service which is steeped in tradition. It commenced with a three group procession from the back of the church, up the aisle to the magnificent and imposing altar. First in the procession were the Clerks Choral in their long, black cloaks, followed by the Diocesan Lay Readers dressed in Blue and White and finally by the Diocesan Clergy robed in their vestments. Bishop Colton, though solemn, was obviously delighted with the proceedings and the procession was one of dignity and joy, which was accompanied by voices raised in glorious songs of praise.

Sister Elizabeth, Canon Tom Browne and Sister Bridie just before the commencement of the Institution of Rev. Canon William Patrick Hewitt

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Reverend Canon William Patrick Hewitt looks forward to the ceremony

During a Service which lasted approximately an hour, the new Rector of Youghal was handed a key as Bishop Colton said “Patrick, receive this key and let the doors of this place be open to all people”. A sentiment which goes back to Patrick Hewitt’s vision for his new Ministry - to be open and available to all people”. Welcome to your new home, Canon Patrick Hewitt and Lorna. We wish you both every happiness and peace with your new ‘family’ in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

The choir were glorious

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

In The Driving Seat

Our regular motoring guide

Irish fuel prices stabilise for World premiere: Magyar Suzuki launches new the first time Swift mass production in 8 months

MAGYAR Suzuki Corporation (MSC) held its Line-Off Ceremony for the brand new Swift rolling off the production line of the Esztergom (Hungary) Suzuki factory. The serial production launch is also a world premiere, since Magyar Suzuki is the first plant globally to produce the new model.

Guests, press representatives, industry leaders and high-ranking Hungarian government officials attended and celebrated the new Swift Line-Off Ceremony in Esztergom, Hungary. Dr. Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr. Tetsuo Ito, Japan’s Ambassador to Hungary, Mr. Tamás Meggyes, Mayor of the City of Esztergom and Mr. Osamu Suzuki, Chairman and CEO of Suzuki Motor Corporation cut the ribbon as the new Swift rolled off the production line.

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THE average price of petrol has finally fallen this month by 1.7c to 132.7c per litre, according to the latest fuel price survey from the AA. Diesel prices also declined slightly by 1.5c a litre in the last month to an average of 124.0c. This is the first month since October of last year that prices have actually fallen. “It is a relief, but only a slight one” says Director of Policy, Conor Faughnan. “Petrol is still up over 10 cents per litre and diesel 9 cents per litre in the last six months. With insurance prices rising as well, the cost of motoring is up substantially in 2010.”

The price of a barrel of oil remains fairly static in recent weeks costing approximately $72.21 in June. Oil prices had dropped significantly by $10 last month, but the Euro also weakened against the US dollar which cancelled the effect somewhat. The net effect is the modest reduction that

Irish motorists are seeing at the pumps.

Fluctuating oil prices have always been among one of the complex factors affecting fuel prices, but this drop shows it is by no means the only factor. Ireland has witnessed significant tax hikes in the last year. Fuel taxes consist of excise duty, an oil reserves levy, the new carbon tax and VAT. A tax-free litre of petrol or diesel would only cost 56 or 58 cents. The AA survey found variations in petrol prices of up to 14% across the country, from 122.9c per litre to 139.9c. Diesel fluctuated by 7.5% from 119.9c to 128.9c. The AA is reiterating its advice to motorists to shop around for fuel. Saving even 5 cents per litre will mean keeping an extra €7.50 in your pocket every month (a car that does 19,200 kms or 12,000 miles per year at a fuel economy rate of 30 miles per gallon will use 150 litres of fuel per month).

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The brand new Swift is positioned as Suzuki’s world strategic model with its attractive and user-friendly features. With evolved fuel economy, CO2 emission, driving performance, impact safety and highly acclaimed styling it becomes more sporty, emotional and polished. The new Swift is planned for retail sale from autumn 2010 on the European markets.

The AA’s Fuel Saving Tips For Summer 2010:

BUY fuel in units of litres, not euros. This makes it obvious where you get the best value.

* Shop around: don’t always use the same garage out of habit

* Drive smoothly and slowly; a harsh driving style burns more fuel

* Load luggage on your roof rack as low as possible and wrap the luggage tightly in plastic sheeting or consider using a roof box to reduce the effect on fuel economy. If you are staying in the same place, it is worth removing the roof rack/box before driving to beaches and tourist attractions - but make sure you don’t lose any of the bits.

* Try your air vents first before opening windows: you may find that the airflow is enough to keep two people comfortable in the front of the car, particularly on a motorway. Air conditioners can add up to 10% to fuel usage. * Don’t use the air conditioning all the time: once the air conditioning has cooled the inside of the car, you may be able to turn it down or off. Don’t

start the air conditioning if doors or windows are open. * If you are carrying extra passengers or heavy luggage, pump up the tyres to compensate for the extra weight. The car’s handbook gives advice on this.

* If you park in the sun, using a windscreen shade and opening up the car as soon as you get back to it will help to cool the interior. Opening windows while you drive out of a car park may lower the inside temperature several degrees before you start the air conditioning. * The AA offer comprehensive motor insurance policies which includes lifetime NCD protection for fire, theft, and glass claims. Call the AA on 1890 72 74 76 for further details. Full details of the AA fuel price survey for May, along with previous months for comparison, can be found on the Association’s website at

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East Cork Stage School brings down the house in Cork City

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HAPPY DAYZ Preschool provides a professional and caring learning environment, together with a funlike atmosphere in which your child will develop and learn the essential life skills required for their individual development as part of life. Happy Dayz Preschool lays the very foundations with its learning techniques and proven methods as prescribed which will ensure your child will develop the confidences as it grows and develops.


CONGRATULATIONS to all those who helped in any way with ‘High School Baltimore’, East Cork Stage School and Billiejean’s Rhythm Dance Company’s joint show last month.

Billiejean tells the East Cork Journal, ‘The kids were amazing and received 2 standing ovations. People in the city are still raving about the show!’ This was Billiejean and her students’ biggest production to date, with a dance finale that raised the roof - even the theatre staff praised the production as ‘one of the best we’ve seen in years.’ The show included songs from Glee and Les Miserables, as well as solo performances and duets.

Katy Stevens, Killeagh, Sara Gaar and Jack Mulhare, Castlemartyr and Kayme & Ben O’Callaghan, Midleton brought the house down with their fantastic musical theatre numbers, while Ciara Ronayne and Jordyn Power played a blinder portraying West End acting. ‘East Cork should be so proud of all these kids,’ Billiejean enthuses. ‘The dancing was second to none. With all of my years of experience I can proudly say that I am currently teaching hip-hop with musical theatre - and it’s been brilliant.’ The show also paid tribute to The King of Pop, with kids moonwalking, breakdancing and body popping.

Margaret McCarthy has over 20 years experience in the childcare profession and is a well-respected figure in this profession. Margaret is credited with much experience in this area. She has worked as a teachers assistant, childcare provider in the home and has worked in the preschool at Midleton Community Forum for almost 5 years, growing her experience as a professional child carer and has made a full commitment to her vocation in life. She is also academically qualified as a professional in this child development area. Margaret has a FETAC Level 5 award in childcare and has just completed her FETAC Level 6 award and is also a qualified High Scope teacher. The High Scope curriculum is a specialised preschool curriculum, which encourages the preschool children to learn through interaction with the other children and support from the teachers. It enables the children to attain life skills in planning, personal development social development, and physical development.

Under the full time care of Margaret McCarthy, who understands child development and how to scaffold the important areas of learning in the preschool years offering development, guidance and support, your child is guaranteed the best care from trained staff, most committed attention from trained staff and the partnership relationship between adults and children, as akin to partners, in learning and a great comfort to parents who want the best for their children at such an early stage of development. Registration for Happy Dayz Preschool placements is taking place presently for morning and afternoon sessions. For registration information contact Margaret at 086 0862631

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ONE remembers World War II casualties in Glounthaune DECLAN BARRON REPORTS

On Sunday morning, June 13th, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personell (ONE) held their annual commemoration at Rockgrove, Glounthaune, to honour deceased members of the defence forces who served at the Rockgrove Military Camp during the Second World War from 1939 to 1946. Later the barracks were used to house refugees from the conflict in the 1950’s under the banner of the Red Cross 23rd battalion. There were almost 2,000 people there at times during these periods.

Paddy Kennefick acted as Master of Ceremonies for the occasion which had members from the 19th and 23rd battalions present, while members from the Red Cross were also there. City Mayor, Dara Murphy and his wife, Tanya were guests as was local councillor Gerry Kelly, deputising for County Mayor, Derry Canty. Following the speeches, a wreath was laid by Pat Murphy to commemorate the faithful departed as Denis Kennefick raised the Tricolour, while the music was provided by the Mayfield Pipe Band.

Rev Walter Hill standing in for Brian O’Reilly with Denis Kennefick and Paddy Kennefick

Guests Cllr. Dara and Tanya Murphy, Cllr Gerry Kelly with Pat Murphy, who laid the wreath and members of the Defence Forces, ONE members Paddy Kennefick and Jerry Cronin, and the Irish Red Cross Society

Captains Steve Donnellan and Eoghan O’Sullivan from the 34th battalion arrive early

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Mick Gould, Paddy McCarthy from Waterford Branch and Paddy Kennefick

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Members of the 34th Battalion: Comdt Tom O’Neill, Comdt Paul Red Cross members Paul Dempsey, Noel McDonough, Hourihan, Capt Steve Donnellan and Capt Eoghan O’Sullivan Sunil Kurup and Brian Murphy

Mayfield Pipe Band provided the music

Daniel Clancy with Joan O’Shea from Ballincollig Branch ONE

Cllr. Gerry Kelly pictured with Ann O’Driscoll, Veronica Kennefick, Nora Murphy, Tom Mulcahy, Denis Kennefick and Paddy Kennefick

The colour party stand to attention

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Youghal Choral Society sing Music for a Summer’s Evening

On tomorrow night, Thursday June 17th at 8pm the Youghal Choral Society will present an evening of enchanted music with guests including; Sopranos, Geraldine Kelly and Una Whyte: Violinist, Lesya Iglody: Pianist, Daniel Kearney: Flute and Harp duo, Brian Hughes and Una Whyte: Accompanists, Maria Whyte and Daniel Kearney: Piper, Christy McCarthy. Other guests include the Youghal Youth Choir made up of young people between the ages of 7 and 17. This choir, under the direction of Patricia Whyte (BMus), are a group of beautiful young singers. The Host Choir, Youghal Choral Society will also, of course, perform a selection of music to suit every taste. This concert takes place in conjunction with the visit by members of the Larmour Plage twinning committee, and Youghal Choral Society are delighted to welcome the Larmour Plage Committee and choir. Tickets for this concert are priced at €15 with concessions available for O.A.Ps and students. Tickets are available at Cree’s Card Shop, Main Street, Youghal or at the door on the night.

Senior Citizens outing Youghal

The Outing will be held on Saturday, June 26th next to Holy Cross and Thurles. Bus will leave Bertie Dempsey’s at 10am. Cost €25. Names and deposit of €15 to any member of the Committee.

Capella – Senior Chamber Choir of Wallace High School

On Wednesday, June 30th next at 8pm, St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Emmet Place is the venue for CAPELLA, the Senior Chamber Choir of the Wallace High School from Lisburn, County Antrim. The Choir has forty members, and includes students from ages 14 to 18 years. Capella has performed far and wide, from concert tours of Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp and Gent), Paris (Notre Dame, La Madelaine) to the Czech Republic,in Boston and New York last June, where they sang at Old North Church, Boston, MA, St Mary the Virgin, Times’ Square, NY, St John Devine Metropolitan Cathedral, NY and also Central station. Capella also performs in Northern Ireland in concerts and for charity events. Recent concerts include a joint performance with the band of the 1st and 2nd battalion Royal Irish Regiment, Armagh Cathedral, Armagh, St Ann’s Cathedral, Belfast, Lisburn Cathedral, Dromore Cathedral, Hillsborough Castle, Stormont, (government buildings) and smaller venues.The choristers meet five mornings a week

before school, one day after school and a couple of evenings per half term in order to deal with the extensive repertoire. This year the repertoire will include works by Tippett, Warlock, Vivaldi, Stanford, Weelkes, Mathias, Greig (Sydney) McGlynn and others

Capella is directed by David Falconer, Head of Music and is accompanied by Theo Saunders, Organist and Master of the Choristers at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Tickets on the door for only €5. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm. An evening to remember.

Fisherman’s Call

Are you a fisherman? Is a member of your family a fisherman? Would you like to explore possible work options? Then why not take part in the SECAD Fisherman Progression Option. As part of the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to: Identify the skills you have, develop a plan for the future, and boost your confidence The course will take place on Monday mornings for just 4 weeks. The programme is free and will be held in Cumann na Daoine. For more information call 024 91900.

Are you Concern-ed?

As there is a huge need at present in Haiti and many third world countries for housing, food, medicines etc., the December collection for Concern this year is being transferred to Friday next, June 18th and Friday June 25th in Youghal, as the needs are so great and urgent. All collectors are voluntary, and every cent donated will be sent to Concern to help the poor in those countries. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Mary Coughlan Trio to perform in Youghal

The International Spanish School Church, which is across the road from Youghal Garda Station (behind the walls) is the venue for the next Sacred Roots Concert which will be held on Friday, June 18th next. Tickets available from Scott’s Treasure Shop, North Main Street, Youghal.

Table Top Quiz for Multiple Sclerosis Society

A Table Top Quiz in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Society will be held on Friday, June 18th at the Tower Hotel, Ardmore. A table of four will cost €40. Monster raffle on the night, with loads of prizes.

Youghal GAA will hold a Quiz Night on Thursday, June 24th next at 8pm in Club Aras. Teams of four are €40. Proceeds of the Quiz will go towards the funding of the Family Fun Weekend, which is scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Plase contact Ken Bulman with team names etc.,

Tea Evening

A Tea Evening in aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Society will take place at Kinsalebeg Hall on Saturday next, June 19th after 6.30pm Mass. The evening will also have a raffle with great prizes up for grabs. All are welcome to attend, and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Climbing Galtymore

On Sunday, June 20th next, a climb up the Galtymore will take place in aid of the East Cork M.S. Society. Climbing from daylight. Come along with family and friends and climb for M.S. Your support will be very much appreciated. Contact Jim O’Keeffe on 086 803 1186 for further information.


The Killeagh and District Gymkhana will take place on Sunday, June 20th from 10am to 7pm at Walsh’s farm on the main road from Youghal to Killeagh, on the left hand side. The area will be well signposted. The Gymkhana will include a Dog Show at approximately 2pm. All are welcome.

Youghal Indoor Bowls

The Annual General Meeting of Youghal Indoor Bowls took place at Club Aras on June 1st last with a good attendance present. The Secretary, Kitty O’Sullivan, gave her report which was read and adopted. Joy Bryan, Chairperson, gave her address in which she said the club was going from strength to strength. The membership was up this year from 20 to 42 members, which more than doubled the membership. The new Committee was elected as follows: Chairman, John Goodwin; Hon Secretary, Kitty O’Sullivan; Treasurer, Joy Bryan. Bowling Committee – Eileen Twomey, Sheila O’Sullivan, Hannah Murphy, Jack O’Donoghue, Jan Goodwin. The Club will be affiliated to the IIBA in September next, which means that teams will be able to travel and play in other venues. The members are looking forward to this, as many have shown their strength and talents in various open competitions. Bowling continues every Tuesday in Club Aras from 2pm.

Reminder from the Friends

As the Open Day for Friends of St Raphael’s is rapidly approaching, just a gentle reminder that donations of books, cakes, flower arrangements will be gladly accepted. Items for the Bric a brac will be accepted in Hollytree Activation area on Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm. Only items in good condition please. No electrical goods or furry toys will be accepted.

Art, Craft and Design Exhibition

This will be held in Jack O’Patsy, Friar Street on June 22nd, 23rd and 24th next. From FETAC 5 Art Craft & Design Class 08 -10 On Tuesday the 22nd of June the FETAC 5 Art Craft and Design class of 2008 to 2010 will launch an Art Craft & Design Exhibition in the Jack O’Patsy Premises, Friar St Youghal. The exhibition will run on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June. So, if you’re in town why not pop in to Jack O‘Patsy, Friar St, Youghal to support these local artists and this exhibition of work. Open from 10am to 5pm each of the days.

Music Technology 101 Course

This five week course will be held over the Summer months and will commence on July 7th next. The course will give those who participate an introduc-


tion to making and recording their own music. The course will cover digital audio, Microphone technique, production technique, open source software and much, much more.For further information or to enrol, please ring 024 90885 or email

Ardmore Summer Bazaar

Halla Deuglan Ardmore is the venue for the Summer Bazaar which will be held this year on Sunday, July 4th in aid of St. Declan’s Community Hall. They are currently looking for donations of items for a bric-a-brac stall. Items accepted include household goods, books, toys and games all in good condition. Unfortunately, they cannot accept clothes, footwear or handbags. The Hall will be open every Saturday from now until the end of June from 9.30am ‘til noon. Donations will be accepted in the main hall each Saturday,If you’d like more information, contact Terry on 087 947 7213.

Table Top Quiz in Youghal

A Table Top Quiz will take place on July 8th next at 8pm in Farrell’s Bar, Summerfield. The proceeds are for the U-15 Girls Soccer International Tournament in Scotland at which our local representative is Jess Lawton of Youghal United. Table of four costs a mere €30 and there will be a monster Raffle on the night. Contact A Lawton on 087 6861112 for further information or to enter your team.

Try with C.R.Y.

With the big Country Dance Weekend imminent at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on June 25th, 26th and 27th CRY are holding a radio competition for two free tickets for the weekend. Every day on the ‘Yawl Ready for This’ programme which airs between 12noon and 2pm Monday to Friday, you can ring in with your answer to the question “What acts are playing on that weekend”. The winner will be drawn on the Country and Irish Show on Saturday next, June 19th. So, let your fingers do the talking and you may just be spending quality time at the Country and Irish Show.....

News from Gallery 126

Ballinatray, Youghal: Dawn by Walter Verling

A series of limited edition prints by WALTER VERLING will be on display in Gallery 126 from Friday, June 18th. Images of the prints will also be up on from Thursday 17th. Each edition is limited to ten prints only. The gallery will be open on Friday and Saturday evening until 9pm. SUMMER BALL time is here again. The 2010 Youghal Arts Network ball is on Saturday June 19th. This year the music will be provided by the Swinging Blue Cats, an exciting and brilliant dance band from Kilkenny. Tickets are availble from Gallery 126. The ticket price at € 60 includes food and all beverage on the night. All proceeds from the Ball are used to provide family entertainment in Youghal during the summer season.If you wish to book tickets please ring Eamonn on 024 92568. YOUGHAL ADULT EDUCATION courses begin in September. Early booking is essential if you wish to secure a place on the course of your choice. The following classes are extremely popular:- drawing, painting, design, ceramics, photography, printing/batik and communications. The course co-ordinator, is Patricia Burns who can be contacted on 086 815 7161. FROM JUNE 22ND TO JUNE 24TH the work of the final year students of 2010 will be on display in the Jack O’Patsy gallery on South Main Street, Youghal.

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“They Like Mondays” in Killeagh Where would you find a Rose from Kerry, a cheque for Africa and an Irish BBQ? DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

ON MONDAY last, the Killeagh/Inch Monday Club held their end of season get together in the Hall in Killeagh, at which almost fifty people were present. The event included a visit by the beautiful and articulate Veronica Hunt, the Kerry Rose, who lives a mere hop skip and a leap from Killeagh, in Youghal. A cheque from the Club was presented by Helen Kennedy to Sister Kay O’Neill for a Missionary in Zambia, and then Maireád Corcoran, Chef, tempted the palates with a wonderful display of Easy Barbequing which would have put ‘Come Dine With Me’ to shame.

Finbar Motherway told the East Cork Journal that the Killeagh Inch Monday Club is very successful, and is going from strength to strength. The Club is for “active retired persons promoting social inclusion” and is a wonderful way of turning your free time into wonderful hours of entertainment, enjoyment and companionship. The members meet on the first Monday of each month throughout the Autumn, Winter and Spring months and there is always something to be done, seen or learned.

The next adventure for the sprightly members of this club is from June 29th to July 1st next, when fifty five ladies and gents will head off on their annual outing to Killarney, which is guaranteed to be a trip Helen Kennedy, Killeagh Inch Monday Club presents cheque from filled with fun and friendship. the members to Sister Kay O’Neill for a missionary in Zambia New members, ladies and gents, are very welcome in this social, friendly and enjoyable club.

Busy members of the committee, Siobhán Foley, Eileen Mead and Helen Kennedy

Presentation to Veronica Hunt, Kerry entrant to the Rose of Tralee, wishing her the best of luck

Theresa O’Flynn, Mary Broderick, Mary Buckley and Pat Kirby smile for the East Cork Journal

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Veronica Hunt treats the members to a sneak peek of the piece she will performing at the Rose of Tralee

Gotcha! Finbarr Motherway without his board

Some of the ladies enjoying the performance

All eyes on Veronica

The ladies are riveted by the entertainment

Camera-shy Finbarr Motherway hides behind the sign, next to chef, Mairéad Corcoran at the barbecue demonstration

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On the ball at Midleton FC Academy Fun Day

Midleton U12 side

Midleton U10 side

Midleton FC brought their underage season to a close with a fun day at Knockgriffin Park on Sunday afternoon. The players from the Schoolboys and Girls Academy were all presented with Goodie bags, while successful teams in the Cork Schoolboys league also received their medals. Every child was presented with a certificate. There was plenty of fun and

games as well with Sumo wrestling, and bouncy castles to keep both young and old entertained, while the weather obliged as well. ABOVE PHOTO: The organising committee and Academy coaches and managers take a bow for a job well done (Photos: Declan Barron)

A happy Academy team

Kay Desmond and Michelle Murphy

A happy Jake Hall with his dad, Mick Hall

These two boys give the Sumo suits a go

These girls give the wrestling a go

Ciara Keohane, Amy Murray and Fionn Kelly enjoy the food and face painting

Fay Bailey with her dad, Jason, enjoys the day

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Goals achieved and surpassed at Midleton FC Academy Fun Day

Daniel McGuran enjoys the day

Take me to the World Cup!

Smiling happy faces from the Magpie girls

Don McFarlane, East Cork Golf Club: First in Ireland for CentreCup Perfect putting is just a swing away CENTRECUP and CentreCup Pro are the new golf putting training aids that produce a perfect ‘square at impact’ stroke... every single time. Don McFarlane is delighted to be the first in Ireland to offer CentreCup to golf players at East Cork Golf Club.

CentreCup’s unique design means your shoulders always control the stroke – with a guaranteed perfect pendulum action – and eradicates the most common causes of poor putts and ‘duffed’ and ‘thinned’ chips.

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SUMMER CAMP at East Cork Golf Club


Use CentreCup when putting – and the putter always moves on a perfect ‘straight back and straight through’ path.

CentreCup Pro can also be inclined to additionally promote an ‘inside-square-inside’ stroke – used by many Tour professionals.

Use CentreCup and CentreCup Pro in practice or at home and develop Pro-level muscle memory.

Just 10 minutes a day will teach your body how a great pendulum putting stroke feels.

For more information, or to book a CentreCup session, please call Don on 021 4633667.

2 Sessions Daily Morning: 10am - 12.30pm Afternoon: 2.30pm - 5pm Weekly Camps run from Monday, July 5th to Friday, August 27th Activities include: Chipping & Putting Rules of Golf * Etiquette Fundamentals of Golf

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Over 5,000 flock to Immrama Festival Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

(Sir Ranulph Fiennes, unsurprisingly, doesn’t get lost on way there)

THE Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore, County Waterford attracted over 5,000 people to the heritage town on the River Blackwater.

Internationally renowned award winning travel writer, Pico Iyer gave an excellent presentation on his travels and work.

Literary enthusiasts from throughout Ireland congregated in the town since last Thursday evening to enjoy a weekend of literary presentations, workshops and poetry readings with international explorers and travel writers including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Pico Iyer, Tim Severin, Jan Morris and Damien Lewis. Commenting on the festival’s success Mary Houlihan, Festival PRO said, “Huge audiences came to join in the literary journeys of some of the world’s greatest explorers and travel writers, and they were not disappointed. Many described it as the finest and most successful programme in the eight years of the Immrama festival; from the opening documentary film on Lismore’s own Dervla Murphy on Thursday evening, audiences

Pico spoke of many of his adventures, including describing more than 30 years of talks and travels with the fourteenth Dalai Lama. This was followed by a lively questions and answers session.

Mad dogs and Englishmen: Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing keynote speakers, Tim Severin and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, share a literary thought. (Photo: Sean Byrne, Deise Media)

were enthralled, informed and excited as one presenter after another led them on a journey exploring the theme of ‘Travel Exploration and Endurance’.”

The four day festival commenced on Thursday, June 10th, with the world premiere of the new documentary ‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’ which exam-

importance of getting active and being involved. Some of the sports and activities will be offering taster sessions on the day also, so you can see them in action.

munities initiative run by the Cork County Local Sports Partnership and the South and East Cork Area Development.

Midleton & District Sports & Leisure Open Day 2010 THE County Cork Local Sports Partnership, together with South and East Cork Area Development and local clubs and organisations will host the ‘ Midleton and District Sports & Leisure Open Day’ on Saturday, June 26th, in St. Colman’s Community College from 12 noon to 3pm.

The event is being coordinated to provide the people of the Midleton community and its surrounding areas the opportunity to meet with local clubs, and to avail of the chance to take up a new sport, leisure or physical activity. It will also give the local leisure and fitness centres the opportunity to promote their facilities and range of activities to the community. This unique event will not only give clubs the chance to attract new members, but it will also highlight the vast range of sporting and physical activity opportunities available to the community, and highlight the

ines the life and travels of Ireland’s most prolific travel writer.

The event is open to everyone, young and old, and all are welcome to come along on the day and see the range of sports and activities available in your area. There will also be some local artists on hand to provide face painting for the kids. Small children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. The Sports and Leisure Open Day is part of the Active Com-

Saturday morning started with a very interesting talk by former Waterford County Librarian, Donald Brady at the Courthouse Theatre on ‘The Boyle Women’. This was followed by another event which saw top Irish poet, Louis de Paor host a bi-lingual lunchtime poetry session at Lismore House Hotel accompanied by master piper, Ronan Browne. On Saturday afternoon ‘The World’s Greatest Explorer’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes enthralled a

rapt audience with his presentation on his world travels.

He vividly described some of his huge global exploration achievements, including probably his most famous trek the Transglobe Expedition, which he undertook from 1979 until 1982.

On Saturday evening at The Blackwater Community School, Explorer, Author, Travel Writer and Filmmaker, Tim Severin held a spellbound audience in the palm of his hand as he equally enthralled people with his tales of his travels. Severin spoke of his work in retracing the legendary journeys of historical figures including sailing a leather boat across the Atlantic in the wake of St. Brendan the Navigator, captaining an Arab dhow from Muscat to China to investigate the legends of Sinbad the Sailor, and steering a replica of a Bronze Age galley to seek the landfalls of Jason and the Argonauts and the travels of Ulysses.

Opening Sunday’s programme bestselling author, Damien Lewis hosted the festival favourite ‘Literary Breakfast’ at Ballyrafter House Hotel. Lewis spoke movingly of his twenty years reporting from war, disaster and conflict zones around the


world including Sudan, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Burma, Afghanistan and the Balkans.

Large crowds gathered in glorious sunshine enjoying a highly entertaining Sunday afternoon of free family fun, including wonderful music by Carouse, Bui Bolg entertainers, and face painters in the Millennium Park. Tempting food aromas courtesy of the Lismore Farmers Market drew many to the food producer stalls on Lismore Castle Avenue.

The festival closed on Sunday evening with a wonderful literary presentation by acclaimed travel writer, Jan Morris in the idyllic setting of Fortwilliam House. From the opening event with world renowned travel writer, Dervla Murphy to the closing event with the equally brilliant and world renowned Jan Morris, the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing offered once again the very best to literary enthusiasts.

This is the eighth Immrama Festival of Travel Writers’ and at the end of a magnificent weekend of literary events, audiences were left wondering what the 2011 festival would have in store for them.

It is our aim to increase levels of participation in physical activity in Co. Cork through the delivery of exercise and physical activity programmes in local communities, and through the promotion of local clubs/sports and organisations.

If you would like more information about the day, or would like to get involved please contact Colm on 087 6570885 or email

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Waterford With Declan Barron


Paddy Pollard elected Munster FA Chairman

New firefighter recruits get seal of approval

ELEVEN new fire fighter recruits recently completed intensive training and passed their tests in the first batch of new recruits to be taken on by Waterford County Council.

The new members will be deployed at fire stations throughout county Waterford, with Tallow, Lismore and Ardmore all set to welcome the new members onto their staff.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paddy Pollard from Lismore, now residing in Clashmore, who was elected Chairman of the Munster FA, at their AGM in the Rochestown Park Hotel over the weekend.

Fire fighting is a tough job and each recruit has shown, in over 100 hours of training, that they are up to the task and it will now be a case of getting stuck in from here on in as they answer the call to duty.

Paddy has given a lifetime of service to Soccer in the WWEC and further afield as both player, referee and administrator and he will no doubt continue to work hard for the next two years in his new position as Chairman of the Munster FA, which is a great honour for Paddy and for the Lismore club.

There to greet him after the election were the officers of the WWEC and his son, Eddie Pollard, who is carrying on the family tradition as Paddy Pollard, newly elected Chairman of Munster FA is pictured Edward is Chairman of Lismore FC. with his son, Eddie Pollard, Chairman of Lismore Soccer Club

Modeligo Bake for Temple Street

New recruits in Ardmore are Fergal O’Carroll and Marcus Prendergast, while in Tallow you have Stephen Pratt, Thomas Corcoran and Ian Mason with Pa Cummins set to join the brigade in Lismore. We wish them all the best in the line of duty.

MS Fundraiser

THE MS Society will hold a fundraising table quiz in the Round Tower Hotel Ardmore, on Friday June 18th. Tables of 4 cost just €30, so if you fancy a night out for a good cause why not go along on Friday night for the quiz which commences at 8.30pm.

Heritage Information Signs unveiled in Ardmore

THE Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Hospital, hosted by Modeligo Parent and Toddler Group, will take place in Modeligo Community Centre on Friday, June 18th where all will be welcome. Donations of cakes will be welcome, while other items will also be on sale on the day which commences from 11am to 12.30pm. Choosing a recipe so delicious I swoon, Mixing the chocolate and licking the spoon, A rising soufflé oh what pleasure that brings, These are a few of my favourite things

The Great Irish Bake are asking everyone to 'bake' a difference to raise funds for Temple Street Children's University Hospital. The simplest of ingredients can have the sweetest results so dust off your pinny and whip up something delicious to share with friends, family, class mates or colleagues.

Waterford County Council’s Heritage and Conservation Officer, Rose Ryall, officially unveiled the new signs located at the Round Tower and other strategic locations in the village at a function in Ardmore on Wednesday last June 9th. The signs, which contain pictures and information, will certainly enhance the appearance of the seaside village and will be of immense benefit to visitors to the area.

Fr. Maurice O’Gorman to celebrate golden jubilee in Piltown Church

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Tourist Office re-opens for summer months

THE Ardmore tidy towns committee, in association with the local CE Scheme, will have the office located in the car park at the beach, open for the summer months. It will be manned from 2-6 pm by CE staff from Monday to Friday, with local members covering the weekend duty.

Community Alert Fundraising Concert

JIM Lane is putting together a concert which will be held in St Declan’s Hall Ardmore on Saturday, June 19th for the purpose of raising funds for new Community Alert Signs to be erected in the area. This is sure to be a great night out, and for an admission price of just €8 you cannot go too far wrong, with plenty of local talent on stage

THURSDAY June 17th will be a momentous day for P.P Fr Maurice O’Gorman as he celebrates his Golden Jubilee of service to the religious order. The very popular PP has served in Ardmore as curate before taking over in neighboring Clashmore and Piltown as PP. Mass will be celebrated in St Bartholomew’s Church in Piltown at 7.30pm, followed by a social evening afterwards in the nearby Kinsalebeg hall. All are invited and welcome to attend, while those wishing to bake or hand in sandwiches may do so from 6pm at the hall.

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A sporting chance Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Teeing off with Kiltha Óg


Munster: Front row, Ben Napier, Brian Magnier & John Morgan. Back row, Scott O’Riordan, Niall Geaney, Colm O’Doherty & Godwin Ojelabi

Leinster: Front row, Isaac Walsh, Shane Rohan & Michael McSweeney. Back row, Ciaran Sice, Josh O’Connor, Niall McGrath & Billy Dee

Connacht: Front row Kevin Knowles, Darragh Joyce & John Ahern. Back row, Dylan O’Halloran, Seamus Hennessy, Ciaran Joyce & James Ahern

Ulster: Cian Bowles, Andrew Kelly, Ciaran Flynn & Conor Padden. Back row, Cillian Meaney, John O’Connor, Dean Fouhy and Oisin Cantwell

The Memorial Plate was presented to Colm O’Doherty, a grand-nephew of the late Paddy, representing the Munster team

Winnie O’Doherty, along with her daughter Mairead & granddaughters Amy & Lucy, presenting the Paddy O’Doherty Memorial Cup to Ciaran Joyce, representing the Connacht team, who was joined in the photo by his sister Aoibhe

THE Kiltha Óg Juvenille GAA Club, combining Castlemartyr & Dungourney clubs, held the finals of the annual Paddy O’Doherty Memorial Plate & Tournament last Friday night in the Castlemartyr GAA Grounds. Over the last few weeks a number of rounds were played involving four teams, Munster, Leinster, Ulster & Connacht. The Plate Final was contested by Munster & Leinster, with Munster victorious on the night, and the Tournament Final for the Paddy O’Doherty Memorial Cup was between Connacht & Ulster, with Connacht being the eventual winners after a cracking game, with a final score of 6-2 to 4-3.

Corkbeg pitch & putt There were two fourball competitions played last weekend. Scores were good on both occasions. Terry Dunne and Derek Daly produced an excellent score of 14 up to win the first nett last Friday night. Victor McDonald and Ken O’Connell won the gross with seven under par. Second nett went to Redmond Walsh and Tim Horgan. Last Sunday Redmond Walsh teamed up with recent Shield winner, Michael

Kenefick to win the first nett prize with 13 up. Once again Ken O’Connell won the gross, this time in tandem with Mike Barrett. Second nett was won by Joe Wall and Scott Garde.


There will be competitions on Friday night at 7.30 pm, Sunday morning at 10.30 am and Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 pm.

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Youghal Golf Club

Cloyne The Week road In Sport bowling club

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal Bronze Front 9: Anne Muckley (23) 39, Back 9: Miriam Whyte (32) 38. Category C: 1st Claire Guerin (34) 76, 2nd Gaye Fitzgibbon (34) 79, 3rd Rose Buckley (34) 79, 4th Margaret Bennett (36) 79, 5th Ann Holland (36) 83, 6th Mary Barry (36) 83


Winner of the Captain’s Prize to the Ladies at Youghal Golf Club, Sharon Lupton (19) 74 nett, with Jimmy Coleman, Captain, Fionnuala Coleman and Lady Captain, Mary Murphy

Runner-up Trish Landers (23) 74nett, with Jimmy Coleman, Captain, Fionnuala Coleman and Lady Captain, Mary Murphy

16/6/10: OPEN 4 Person Team Event 23/6/10: Club Singles 30/6/10: OPEN 3ball


8/6/10: Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Sean Broderick (12) 41pts, 2nd Frank Guerin (13) 40pts, 3rd Conor Coyne (4) 40tps, 4th Donal Leahy (21) 40pts Hole In One on 13/6/10: Denis O’ Driscoll - Slievenamon. CSS 38pts 11/6/10 - 13/6/10: Ed. Coree Memorial Trophy 1st Anthony Horgan (16) 42pts, 2nd Paul O’ Brien (12) 42pts, BG Steven Prendergast (3) 37pts, 3rd Eoghan Mc Carthy (11) 40pts, 4th Conor Coyne (3) 39pts, 5th Darren Daly (14) 39pts Best Lady: Mary Pomphrett (19) 35pts, Best Visitor: Arnie Parkinson 29pts, Best Fri: Maurice Power (15) 37pts, Best Sat: Mervyn Mc Sweeney (21) 37pts, Best Sun: Brendan P. Murphy (18) 38pts CSS Fri: 35pts, Sat: 36pts, Sun: 34pts

Fixtures: Best Gross player, Marion Sweeney (8) 82 gross, with Jimmy Coleman, Captain, Fionnuala Coleman and Lady Captain, Mary Murphy


The Captain’s Prize, Jimmy Coleman, to the Ladies 2010 was held at Youghal Golf Club recently. Sharon Lupton (19) was the overall winner, with Trish Landers (23) taking the runner’s up spot. Best gross went to Marion Sweeney (8). Results of the 18 Holes Singles Stroke as follows: Winner: Sharon Lupton (19) 74, Runner Up: Patricia Landers (23) 74 Category A: 1st Virgil Murphy (19) 74, 2nd Mary Pomphrett (19) 74, BG Marian Sweeney (8) 82gross 3rd Mary Lawton (17) 75, 4th Maurette Fogarty (20) 75, 5th Jean Farrell (6) 77 Silver Front 9: Julie Coyne (7) 37nett, Back 9: Maeve Troupe Kelly (14) 34nett Category B: 1st Margaret Power (25) 74, 2nd Ann O. Coleman (27) 76, 3rd Breda O’ Donoghue (24) 77 4th Frances Barry (22) 80, 5th Celia Cotter (29) 80, 6th Patricia Kearney (25) 81.

Every Tuesday OPEN Singles Qualifier 18/6/10 - 20/6/10: OPEN Singles 25/6/10 - 27/6/10: OPEN Singles

Junior golf

8/6/10 - 18 Holes Singles Category 1: 1st Joe Leahy (24) 45pts, Category 2: 1st Danny Walsh (35) 37pts, 2nd Harry Oliphant (36) 36pts 10/6/10: Category 1 - 14 Holes Singles: 1st Eoghan Keniry (7) 31pts, Category 2: 1st Harry Oliphant (36) 35pts Fixtures: Tues & Thurs - 8.30am/10am

Mixed Foursomes

11/6/10 - Open 13 Holes 1st Danny & Catherine Mac Sweeney 2nd Tony Coyne & Amanda O’ Neill Coyne BG John & Martina Hooley 3rd Tom & Breda O’ Donoghue


18/6/10: 5pm, Open 13 Holes 25/6/10: 1pm Open 18 Holes Mixed 3ball - Eugene & Tep Riordan Memorial.

An Bol Chumann - East Cork region Results:

John Conneely defeated Tony Murphy in the Novice B Championship. Wayne Kingston defeated Conor Mc Carthy in the Junior C Championship. John Butler defeated Niall Walsh in the novice A Championship. Ted Lyons defeated Jerry O Driscoll in the Novice D Championship.


18/6/10 in Cloyne at 7pm: Novice A Final - John Paul Rohan vs. John Butler 19/6/10 in Cobh at 7pm: Novice B Final - Liam Dennis vs. John Conneely 20/6/10 in Ballincurrig: At 11.30am: Novice C Final - Sam Kingston vs. Tadhg O’Driscoll Novice D Final at 12.30pm: Ted Lyons vs. Eddie O’Driscoll or Liam Healy.


with Declan Barron

will have to take the qualifier route if Personal they wish to get back to Croke Park in September. opinion is World Cup open to interpretation off to a

Table quiz this Thursday, June 17th, at Harty’s Bar

Tables are €20, four to a table. The quiz starts at 8.30pm, with a raffle afterwards. After the success of the last Table Quiz, it was decided to hold it again,to raise funds for the club. It is hoped that as many members as possible will attend please. Open to all.

Summer League & Novice A Final

We are holding scores only on Wednesday this week, due to the East Cork Region Novice A Final being held on Friday.

16/6/10 at 7pm: Daniel Twomey vs. Paddy O’Sullivan Throwing back at 7.45pm: Mick Mullane Jnr. vs. Keith Dennehy. 18/6/10 at 7pm: Novice A Final (East Cork Board) between John Paul Rohan and John Butler.

Ladies Fun Bowl & Social Night

Saturday, June 26th at 5pm along the bowling road above Kilcrone House will be ladies night or, in this case, evening. Entry €5 to cover insurance. Club Social Night - Saturday, June 26th at 9pm in Harty’s Bar. Disco/Karaoke on the night. Free entry.

Youth Training

Held every Saturday at 2pm along the bowling road. Meet up near to Churchvilla FC. New members welcome, aged 8-15.

Facebook page & club videos To join the club’s Facebook page, and to view our videos on Youtube, simply type in ‘Cloyne Road Bowling Club’ into either. For further information, please contact either John Rossiter (Secretary/PRO) on 087 6252936, John Gleeson (Chairman) on 087 1473236, or Michael O’Donovan (East Cork Rep and Registrar) on 087 9691275.

Last week I covered six live games in the Cork senior hurling championship, and as such was in a good position to judge the standard and quality of these games against each other.

There were some good, some bad and concluding the metaphor - I described the Cloyne vs. Bishopstown match as ‘ugly’. A supporter (who kindly gave their name) was unhappy that I said more red cards might have been shown in this game.

I stand by my opinion that referee, John Sexton was lenient in the opening half and, had he shown red earlier, those players dismissed in the second half might not have had to go. They were victims of an underlying current building up in this match, which was not a dirty game by any means. In my opinion, one or two players from both sides were lucky to stay on in the opening half and while supporters may disagree with me, it is only an opinion.

May I thank this supporter for the comments conveyed over the phone to our Midleton office. Comments may be emailed directly to me at

Special Olympics in Thomond Park

The holding of the Special Olympics in Limerick over the past week has turned out to be a huge success for all concerned. It was great to see so many enjoying themselves in Thomond Park and at the University of Limerick Campus, which has great facilities that can be enjoyed by these very special people and those that look after them.

Kerry dethrone Cork in Munster

Bragging rights were restored across the county bounds on Sunday when Kerry had a single point to spare over Cork in another epic encounter on Leeside as the Kerry boys came good in extra time to dethrone Cork as Munster football champions. Cork were deprived the chance of a late equalising free and so

bright start

So far so good for the world cup in South Africa as the beautiful game got off to a good start on Friday last with the home side managing a draw with Mexico in the opening match. The good games have continued over the weekend, with Argentina and South Korea winning in their group, while England again flattered to deceive as an early goal from captain Steven Gerrard was undone by a goalkeeping error from Robert Greene. France had a draw which suggests that Ireland would not have been out of place had they managed to make it. So far we have had entertaining matches but there is still a long way to go before the qualifying games are completed.

Rugby ruckus in New Zealand

I got up early on Saturday morning to watch Ireland take on the All Blacks, but unfortunately it was hardly worth the effort as Ireland pressed the self destruct button early on. A mistake by Sean Cronin was compounded by a slip by Rob Kearney that handed New Zealand the opening try. Further misfortune was to befall the men in green with Jamie Heaslip getting a straight red card from referee, Wayne Barnes and Ireland’s chances were literally gone. With Ronan O’Gara sent to the sin bin, the 13 man visitors were put to the sword by a rampant New Zealand side. Ireland did not throw in the towel, but they could do little to prevent a numerically superior home side from taking their total to 66 while Ireland did manage to get 28 points themselves.

Boxers excel in Moscow

Once again the Irish boxers have done the country proud as the nine man team returned home with a five medal haul that included 1 Gold, I Silver and 3 Bronze medals, to make Ireland the second best country at this European Championship. Paddy Barnes produced a classy display to win Gold, while Darren O’Neill boxed well up to the final to take Silver. Once again this bodes well for the World Championships next year and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Sarsfields GAA Golf Classic at East Cork Golf Club

Tim O’Driscoll, sponsor, presents special guest Eoin O’Callaghan with a memento

First prize winners were the Kenneally family of Dave, Therese and Freddie receiving their prizes from Tim O’Driscoll, sponsor and Eoin O’Callaghan, special guest

Third placed team were Cliff Peyton, Gordon Fitzpatrick and Mark Cauley

Cork Captain, Kieran Murphy and John Murphy, along with Ronan Curran came in 4th spot

THE 22nd Annual Sarsfields GAA Club Golf Classic took place at East Cork Golf Club on Thursday and Friday of last week. This year, the golf classic was sponsored by Tim O’Driscoll, Plant and Engineering Services Ltd. and attracted a fine entry of 72 teams. The course was in immaculate condition, leading to some great golf over the two days. Prizes were presented at the Sarsfields GAA clubhouse on Friday night where guest of honour was Eoin O’Callaghan. A wonderful two days ended with music, food and refreshment as the Sarsfields Golf Society came up trumps once again. A lot of hard work went into the preparation for this event and all concerned are to be congratulated on doing a fine job. PHOTO ABOVE: Second placed team were Michael Deane, Mary Deane and Henry Long

The prize for non GUI members went to Ian Graham, Sean Delaney and John Delea

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Brendan Crowley, Brian Kearney and Jim Darcy, Sarsfields Golf Committee

Dave Donnelly, C&L Business Systems lines up

John O’Callaghan, Patsy Harte and Kieran McGuigan, Team Decky’s Shop, Ballyvolane

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Mahon Falls, June 13th

Another mountainous spin was planned for our Sunday morning spin last weekend when a group of 10 gathered at Moby Dick’s at 8.00am for our grand depart. The plan for the day was to tackle the uncategorized climb of Mahon Falls. We struck off out the Waterford Road to Dungarvan and climbed well as a group with a strong wind blowing from the North West. It wasn’t long before we were dropping down into Dungarvan, when disaster struck for the hamster. He had a lucky escape when his tyre had warped on the decent, but he showed his talented bike handling skills to control the bike and bring it to a stop. There are easier ways of getting out of climbing Mahon Falls John !!. Re-grouped, we struck off again and rode on through Dungarvan before climbing up the Pike and rolling onto Lemybrien. From there we made our way out the Carrick On Suir road and prepared ourselves for the climb of the day. Turning left of the Carrick Road, we were straight into the climb with an outrageous gale of wind blowing into our faces, which resulted in the group being blown apart. Everyone, however, put their head down and got into their rhythm for the climb and 20 minutes later we were all at the top admiring the scenic view. A quick drop down the other side and a token puncture for little Schleck saw us rolling along at a steady pace back to Dungarvan, where we stopped at the Kilrush Garage for our scheduled coffee stop. Suitably refueled and ready for road, we took off again for Youghal. With the wind getting stronger by the minute, we climbed the old sweep up to the Seanachaí and put the heads down again into the headwind for the road home. All gritting their handle bars, we rolled back the main road to

Youghal where we emptied out our tanks on the Bye-Pass. We arrived home to Youghal for around 12.30 pm with a challenging 120km route completed. The 10am group, consisting of 5 riders, also gathered on the good morning. The riders departed and also travelled out the Waterford Road to Dungarvan before turning down for Piltown and Ardmore. From there they climbed out of Ardmore and turned right down into Ring before climbing back up the climb to the Seanachaí for their coffee stop. Filled up with tea, they also rode the main road back to Youghal against the strong headwind and arrived back in Youghal for around 13.15 with another challenging 65km completed for those who participated.

John Drumm Cup, Currow, Co. Kerry.

I said it a few weeks ago and I will say it again. Eoin Whyte has pinned on the race number and it will only be a matter of time before he gets his first win. Last Sunday however, almost made it onto his pal mares when he had a fantastic ride down in Kerry. Eoin was pipped on the line for the win over a mountainous circuit. A beak of 4 had gone early in the race before Eoin and another rider bridged across to make it a group of six. The six rode well together for the day and on the last climb of the day, Eoin jumped and split the breakaway into pieces. He crested the top of the climb on his own and was looking good for the win, but was caught on the decent by another rider who pipped Eoin on the line for the win. Still, 2nd place was not to be sniffed at. Great ride Eoin and well done from all at the club. We are looking forward to Cobh next Sunday Eoin, I KNOW YOU ARE.

Lismore golf club 10/6/10: Open Qualifier:

1st Joe O’Flynn (Clonmel) (11) 41 Pts 2nd Jordan Shanahan (7) 40 Pts 3rd Donal Ryan (Clonmel) (7) 39 Pts CSS 37pts

12/6/10: June Open Qualifier:

1st Marty Power (17) 42 Pts 2nd Robert O’Sullivan (17) 39 Pts L6 3rd Tom Joe Daly (14) 39 Pts CSS 37pts

Birthday wishes

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to our own Club Man and Club Webmaster, Jon Flynn who turns 40 this week. It was good to see your age catching up with you up Mahon Falls last Sunday Jon. Best wishes from all at the Club Jon. You have been looking great these last few weeks on the bike!

Club website

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

Midweek & weekend spins

The midweek spins have now commenced until the end of the summer with the group gathering as usual at Moby Dick’s for a 7pm sharp starting time. Spins will take place every Tuesday & Thursday nights and will normally last for 2hrs per spin (weather permitting). These spins are ideal for anyone looking to get the heart rate up a little and bring on their fitness level. Also, don’t forget to join in with our Weekend Spins every Sunday morning at 9am sharp from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This is the perfect time for someone new to start with the group. With a steady pace and friendly people you are assured of an enjoyable spin. New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary, Jonathan at 0868563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

Sweepstakes Tickets

Could you all please hand back

A few dates for your diary: Intermediate Scr atch Cup - Sun. July 4th Academy Open Singles - Mon. July 5th Open Fourball - Mon. July 12th and 26th Open Singles - Mon. July 19th Munster Junior Open* - Fri. July 23rd - Sun. July 25th

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

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


15/6/10: Bacon 17/6/10: Open Qualifier, sponsored by Kelleher’s Super Valu Cappoquin. 18/6/10 & 19/6/10: Ballincurra GAA Classic. 19/6/10: Up to 9 am and Sunday 20th 18 Hole Stableford. 19/6/10: Irish Mixed Foursomes Lismore V Clonmel in West Waterford at 1pm

Upcoming Golf Events AT FOTA ISLAND RESORT SUMMER 2010

We look forward to seeing you over the coming months!

the money and stubs for the sweepstakes as soon as possible.

Club Matchplay

The draws have been made for these competitions. The first roundof the of the singles is to be played by June 29th and the foursomes by July 6th. The Captain has made it clear there will be no extensions again this year.

For more infor mation contact us on Tel: 021 488 3700 Email:


Fota Island Resor t, Fota Island, Cor k, Ireland

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


LAST Saturday afternoon at the Annual General Meeting of the Munster Football Association held at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Paddy Pollard was elected Chairman of The Munster Football Association, to succeed West Cork’s James Tobin for the coming two seasons. With one of the largest attendances for many years, there were 180 present, eligible to vote, it was a case of standing room only.

The WWEC Junior League was represented by Chairman, Ml O Neill, Hon Secretary, Paddy Pollard, Hon Treasurer, Michael McBride, Hon Fixture Secretary, Noel Hegarty, League Vice Chairman Liam Fraser, and Lismore club was represented by the chairman, Eddie Pollard.

The MFA Council Meeting, held immediately after the AGM, saw Paddy Pollard elected chairman for the next two years. Paddy in his acceptance speech, said to be elected chairman was an honour for himself, his family, his league and the club where he started his football career back in 1961 as a 15 year old, Lismore AFC. The following year he played his first junior game with Lismore in the Waterford League, and has been involved in Association Football since. Paddy went on to speak of the names that are on the chain of office, and said many of those names are still involved with the MFA, and have set the bar high for him to follow. There is one name that would be proud to be present to-day, that of the late Noel Wallace, Waterford. Noel, Paddy said, was a mentor, a colleague, and a wonderful adviser to him, when Noel was the Waterford representative to the WWEC Delegate Meetings, when the WWEC were associate members of the Waterford League. Noel encouraged Paddy to lead the WWEC into Munster on their own standing, and the momentous decision was undertaken in June 1999 at Ozier Park, Waterford, when the MFA drew up the boundaries for the league. The rest is history. Turning to the present, Paddy said this is an exciting time to be involved in the game, with the World Cup, the opening of the Aviva Stadium, and Ireland about to play in the European Cup in September. In Munster, the game has never been as strong, with the success the various teams have had in the past season culminating with two teams, Fairview, Limerick and St Michael’s, Tipperary, contesting the FAI Junior Final, and in fact 6 Munster teams in the last 8 of the competition, surely a phenomenal record. Fairview won the FAI Youth Cup Final also, creating a piece of history that will be very difficult to equal in the years to come. Paddy concluded that he knows he has a lot to live up to, but will do his best to maintain and uphold the traditions that have Munster the leaders in the country. As Paddy is the PRO for the WWEC, we asked him to take the weekend off from compiling the notes and those who know him best will do their best to look after the notes this week. Reluctantly, he agreed. So we paid a visit to him on Sunday morning only to discover he was leaving for the Immrama Festival. However he agreed to talk to us for a short while. He said he was honoured to be the chairman of Munster, not only for himself, but his family. The WWEC League is one of the smallest leagues in Munster, the Business and Shipping League is actually smaller by a few clubs, Paddy said. So for the WWEC league to supply the chairman of the province, a province that has 13 leagues, as well as the three League Of Ireland clubs, Waterford Utd, Limerick, Cork City and Cobh Ramblers of the A division, is a fantastic honour for the league. Through the years the league has been asked by the FAI to carry out pilot schemes, such as the partnership to fund the appointment of a

development officer within the league, the establishment of a football partnership, and now the league will be one of a handful of leagues within the country to bring in the online administration at the start of the new season.

Paddy told us of his early years playing with Lismore in the Waterford League, before the founding of the WWEC League with his great friend, the late Tony Bolger back in 1972. ‘Never did I think then’, Paddy said, ‘that 38 years later I would be asked to wear the chain of the Munster FA as chairman’. Yes, he agreed, there are ups and downs, but the positives always outweigh the negatives. He has seen clubs like Cappoquin and Brideview progress with lights, all weather pitches, and wonderful facilities for players, facilities that were only a dream all those years ago. Other clubs are at present improving their facilities, facilities that will encourage families to come and watch their children play at underage level. Paddy said this is where the love of the game commences, and he is delighted to see the schoolboy section of the league so strong, with a very dedicated committee at the helm.

Paddy is very proud of the WWEC League, and is very complimentary of the committee, who he describes as totally committed and dedicated to the league. This, he said, was best illustrated during December and January, when the committee had to meet on Friday evenings to make decisions on whether or not games could take place over the following two days, as the weather was so bad, and this resulted in all clubs having to be contacted as early as possible on the Friday night. This, Paddy said, was replicated throughout the province of Munster with all leagues having the same problems with the weather. Paddy went on to speak on a wide range of subjects in the game which are near to his heart. Refereeing he said, is an area where all clubs will have to be more strict with their players and mentors, as the amount of abuse which referees endure during games has to stop, as the day is fast approaching when referees will call halt until the abuse stops. We must do all in our power to encourage young referees, ex players also, to come on board and take the whistle. After all, if there are no referees, there is no league. Much of the same applies to clubs and volunteers, where the same few are expected to look after the club affairs year after year. We are all volunteers, giving of our time week after week, trying hard to look after our clubs. There are so many who take everything for granted, arrive on a Sunday morning expecting the ground to be lined, the gear cleaned since the last game, play the game and then go away, leaving two or three to take down the nets, pick up the corner flags, and think and plan next week’s game. This, Paddy said, is the grass roots of the Association, and without such volunteers, there would be no club. We asked Paddy about his hopes for the next year, and he had no hesitation in hoping Ireland would qualify for the European finals, Waterford Utd to be promoted to the premier at the end of November, the teams in the WWEC Junior League to have a successful run in the National and Provincial Cups, and the Oscar Traynor team to qualify for the open round of the competition, and hope to advance in the latter stages then. With that we took our leave of Paddy, wishing him the best, and we know he will be a wonderful ambassador for Munster and give his all, as he has done for the past 49 years in association football.

Officers of the WWEC Adult League, Michael McBride, Liam Fraser, Michael O’Neill and Noel Hegarty pictured with the new Chariman of Munster FA, Paddy Pollard

AGM The Annual General Meeting of the WWEC Junior League was held on Monday night last at Lismore House Hotel. League Chairman, Michael O’Neill welcomed everyone to the meeting, and MFA administrator/secretary, Ger Delaney. A full report of the meeting will be published in the notes next week. Munster Senior Cup FInal The Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup final was played at the RSC Waterford last Thursday night between the holders, Waterford and Munster Senior

Midleton F.C. Senior Team named Team of the Year

THE Munster Senior League held their annual awards evening at the Kiln in Murphy’s Brewery last week. A large crowd was in attendance to see the awards on offer being handed out to players, officials and teams.

Midleton’s great season was rewarded when they were named Senior Team of The Year. The Magpies won the first Division Title and contested the Pop Kelleher and Beamish Cup’s Semi-finals. Also the Magpies reached the Munster Senior Cup Final against Waterford, so congratulations to all the players and manager, John Ryan and his assistant, Barry McMahon.

Waterford win Munster Senior Cup

Waterford United captured their third Munster Senior Cup in four years against brave Munster Senior League First Division side, Midleton at the RSC Waterford. Waterford went ahead on nine minutes when Kevin Murray picked out David Grincell to score at the back post. Grincell doubled the Blues lead after twelve minutes, when he raced onto a through ball from Timmy Purcell and smashed an unstoppable shot past keeper, Adrian O’Donovan. The home side got their third goal two minutes into the second half when James O’Sullivan finished off Purcell’s sublime through ball. Midleton pulled a goal back on the fifty-fourth minute when James Murphy beat Waterford goalkeeper, Kevin Burns, after a mistake by defender, John Hayes.

Waterford United 3 Midleton 1

Under 12 League Match Report

Midleton went into this must win game having lost keeper, Joseph Wyer to a sprained wrist ten minutes before kick-off. Cormac Beausang stepped in, and did a magnificent job, keeping a clean sheet. The Midleton boys looked nervous, though, and couldn’t get into any sort of stride. Greenwood, knowing the importance of not being beaten, put players behind the ball all game, forcing Midleton to shoot from distance. Seadnaidh Smyth went on a great run from the midfield and ended up sending a shot fizzing just wide of the upright with five minutes to go. The occasion seemed too much for the Midleton lads who just couldn’t get the important first score that would surely have opened the game up. This was only the second game all season in which Midleton failed to score, but this result sends them down to Division 3.

Midleton 0 Greenwood 0

League side, Midleton FC. While the score line of 3 goals to 1 goal favoured the holders, this was a very entertaining game, with Midleton definitely not out classed on the night. They fell behind by 2 goals in the opening 12mns, and after this they were chasing the game. The nice sized crowd saw plenty of good football from both sides, and Midleton showed they were every bit as good as some of the 1st division sides Waterford play in the Airtricity League. So, Waterford have their first trophy of the season, and hopefully they can add the 1st division trophy come the end of November.

Match Report U12 D2

Midleton got off to the worst possible start, going three goals down in the first ten minutes. This was after starting very brightly and having two clear chances, including hitting the post in the first two minutes. The next six minutes was a horror show though, as they conceded awful goals from a defensive point of view. They steadied themselves, and James Leahy followed up a fine Conor Fitzgerald run and shot which hit the post, to crack home the rebound. James and his midfield partner, Owen Coates stemmed the tide in midfield, with Cormac Beausang and Alan Ware probing on the wings. Aaron Butler came on for Fergal Roche at the left back during half time, as Midleton went in search of goals. Rochmount, though, went up to score again to make it 4 – 1, and leave Midleton with a mountain to climb. Despite the score-line, Muiris Moloney at centre back, and Joseph Wyer in goal were outstanding. Conor Fitzgerald got Midleton’s second fine strike with eighteen minutes left on the clock. Despite all the pressure, Rockmount were holding out until Conor got his second with three minutes remaining, harassing the defender into a mistake, then coolly lobbing the keeper. Try as they might, though, they couldn’t get the equaliser, and are left looking at the relegation scrap to finish the season.

Rockmount 4 Midleton 3

Man of the match was Muiris Moloney and scorers on the day were Conor Fitzgerald with two goals and James Leahy with one.

Match Report

Midleton went to the League leaders needing a result badly. Temple went into the lead with a somewhat lucky goal thirty seconds before the end of the first half. They added a second thirty seconds after the restart and it looked all over for Midleton. However, to their credit, the boys fought and fought, even after conceding a killer third. They pulled one back through the outstanding James Leahy with seven minutes left, before Temple made it safe with a fourth on fifty eight minutes. Owen Coates scored another consolation in added time. Midleton had a keeper, Joseph Wyer, to thank for keeping them in the game at times, making three of four terrific saves. Seadnaidh Smyth made his long awaited come back, and was majestic with his clearance and bringing the ball out from defence. Scorers on the day were James Leahy and Owen Coates.

Temple United 4 Midleton 2

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Cork football star, Valerie Mulcahy scoops Sportswoman of the Month

Grenagh grind out win over Glanmire

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Glanmire 0-7 Grenagh 0-9 GLANMIRE were looking for a big improvement in this Premier Intermediate football game played on Saturday evening in Blarney. The Sallybrook outfit welcomed back Michael Cussen to the side, while for Grenagh, Tom Kenny was a notable absentee.

It was Glanmire that made the early running with James Murphy keeping their noses in front as three points from the sharpshooter helped his side to a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after the opening quarter, with Gerry Russell finding the range for Grenagh. By half time, however, the tide had

CORK’S Gaelic footballer, Valerie Mulcahy has scooped The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ for May for her outstanding success in scoring 1-6 of Cork’s 210 at last month’s National League final in Parnell Park. Her success led to Cork’s defeat of Galway, making them National League champions for the third year running. Mulcahy will battle it out with other monthly winners in January 2011 to be named Sportswoman of the Year. Last month’s face off with Galway was always going to be an interesting test of Cork’s ability and desire to maintain their supremacy. However, Galway was no match for Cork, trailing by 14 to 0-2 in the opening stages but


by half-time, just a point behind and with 15 minutes to go, they were a point up. When facing the prospect of losing their title, the Cork champions dug deep to score 1-5. Mulcahy’s performance was crucial to the team’s win, having contributed 1-6 to Cork’s 2-10 total, making her by far the highest scorer of the match.

Since 2005, though, Cork have utterly dominated the women’s game, winning five All-Irelands in a row and five National League titles in six years – only Mayo interrupted the sequences in 2007. When asked in June 2005 what was her biggest ambition in sport Mulcahy said, “to win an All-Ireland with Cork, sooner rather than later.” She now has five winner’s medals

and, it would seem, she’s as hungry for her sixth as she was her first. Mulcahy also wins her second Sportswoman of the Month Awards this month, having won her first award in 2007. Established in 2004, the aim of the Sportswoman of the Year awards is to recognise the abilities and achievements of women in Irish sports. The awards run over a 12 month period, with the judges selecting a winner each month for her ability to excel at sport. From the 12 monthly winners, the overall Sportswoman of the Year is selected and announced in January. The winner is decided by a judging panel, which is represented by individuals from The Irish Times, RTÉ, and the Evening Herald.



turned as the men from Grenagh had shot four points without reply as Diarmuid Dorgan, Aaron McCarthy, Gerry Russell and Dorgan again all pointed to leave an improving Grenagh side in front by 0-5 to 0-3 at the interval.

On the resumption, Glanmire saw themselves go further behind as Diarmuid Dorgan and Gerry Russell increased the Grenagh advantage. The East Cork side did not give up, and another fine point from James Murphy reduced the deficit. Indeed, Murphy was unlucky on the 12th minute when he saw his

Community Games Long Puck – Cork County Champion

Well done to Ciarán Leahy who scooped the top prize in the Long Puck competition at the Cork County finals of the Community Games at CIT on Saturday, June 12th. Ciarán now goes on to represent Cork in the National Finals in Athlone later in the summer.


Minor Non-Exam: Cobh 3-12 Ballinascarthy 0-12 Inter-hurling challenge: Cobh 0-11 Dungourney 1-10 U11HL: Cobh 2-03 Sars 5-04 Midleton 5-04 Cobh 4-04 Well done to U10 and U9 hurlers who performed excellently in their respective blitzes at Erin’s Own on Saturday last. Congratulations also to the U8 footballers who won all of their games in Dungourney on the same day.

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

Intermediate hurling championship vs. Ballygarvan, in Shanbally, 18/6/10 at 8pm Minor Non-Exam HL away to Clonakilty, 19/6/10 at 7pm. Family Fun Day on July 30th - don’t miss it!

shot hit the crossbar and rebound to safety. Glanmire did, however, close the gap when Kerry Mulvihill became only their second scorer as Glanmire trailed by 0-5 to 0-7 with the third quarter coming to a close.

The game was still there to be won for either side, with Glanmire managing to pull level as James Murphy added another two points, as Michael Cussen began to have an effect since his move outfield. However, it was the more composed Grenagh outfit that managed to conjure up the match winning points as Gerry Russell and DD Dorgan came up with the scores that put Grenagh safely into the open draw. Glanmire will now have one final chance to get back on track, and they will have to win next time out if they want to retain their title ambitions for this season.

GLANMIRE: J Murphy 0-6 and K Mulvihill 0-1 GRENAGH: G Russell and D Dorgan 0-4 each and A McCarthy 0-1 GLANMIRE: B O’Connell, C Mulvihill, D O’Regan, B Murphy, B O’Sullivan, D Kenneally, D O’Connell, T Leahy, J Cussen, B Linehan, K Mulvihill, C Cummins, B Kirby, M Cussen and J Murphy. Subs used F O’Reilly and B O’Callaghan. GRENAGH: M Barry, P McCarthy, R Dorgan, S Dorgan, A McCarthy, G Fitzgerald, C Kenny, J Russell, J O’Neill, N Doherty, G Russell, C Fitzgerald, U McCarthy, D Dorgan and T Walsh. REFEREE: Dave Farrell, Mitchelstown.

Elsewhere, Mallow proved just too strong for Carrigaline in this competition as they had a goal to spare, winning by 1-9 to 0-9.

Inch Rovers ladies footballers take East Cork U14 title Dungourney camogie

INCH ROVERS 7-13 ST. COLMAN’S 3-7 INCH ladies footballers played in the East Cork U14 Final on Thursday, May 27th in Shanagarry against St. Colman’s.

We had a full panel and were all in good spirits for this match. We had played St. Colman’s in the last league and even though it was our first game of the season and missing 3 of our U14 players on the night. We also had a new player, Joanne O’Keeffe on board, which was great to see. Newcomers always welcome. Inch Rovers got off to a great start getting their first point after 5 minutes into the game. St. Colman’s came back with a point within the next 5 minutes.

Inch ladies put on the pressure and came back very strong. Our forward came back to get a bullet of a goal from play from Rachel Galvin. Inch kept on the pressure and kept tipping off their scores. At half time the score was 3-3 to 2-1.

St. Colman’s came back into the second half very determined to regain scores to close down the gap, with 3 points from play. They were the stronger team up to 15 minutes of the second half but the Inch Ladies came back to get another 2 goals from play. Inch Rovers just kicked into gear, and across the field Inch looked like the better team on the night. Tipping away with more

scores to finish at full time score with 7-13 to 3-7.

Our proud U14 Captain, Ciara Daly received the shield from the East Cork Secretary. It was a very proud moment for both Kevin and myself as coaches.

We would like to thank our very faithful U12 players who help us out for the games. We are now meeting St. Colman’s in the semi of the county also... so here comes “round two”.

- Report by Sheila Scanlon & Kevin Galvin


The U12 girls played the quarter-final in Dungourney on Wednesday, June 9th. It was a great game of camogie with great determination and display of excellent skills on both sides. 15 minutes into the game, Buttevant scored their first goal and 25 minutes later Dungourney scored their first goal, courtesy of Anna O’Sullivan. Shortly after this, Dungourney put another goal in the net and Buttevant replied with a goal. Just before half time Mairead Rohan put a point over. In the second half Buttevant scored 2 goals and a point. Dungourney had a lot of possession of the ball but were unlucky on a couple of occasions not to score. Buttevant qualified for the next round. Well done to all the girls. PANEL: Kate Mary Cullinane, Mairead Rohan, Caoimhe Harney, Amy O’Callaghan, Sinead O’Sullivan, Lucy O’Gorman, Meg Ahern, Chloe Horgan, Lisa Ahern, Anna O’Sullivan, Katie Cullen, Katie Ahern, Ciara Bucknerk, Eva Flynn, Ciara O’Neill, Cliodna Casey, Catherine Walsh, Julie Ryall, Hannah Keniry and Kate Gravina.

The Imokilly League Matches U11, U13 and U15 will be starting up next. These will be run over the summer months, the aim being to give all players a a chance to play. These must be completed by the end of August. Best of luck to Ciara O’Doherty and Lucy Lawon in the primary games match on Sunday, June 20th, in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Imokilly fail to pass the students’ test


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Imokilly 0-13 UCC 2-10


Cork County Board GAA fixtures FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH: Evening Echo Senior Football Championship: Ballincollig vs. Carbery Rangers at Bandon, 7.30pm

Evening Echo Premier Intermediate Football Championship: Bantry Blues vs. Glenville at Kilmurry, 7.30pm Evening Echo Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship: Carrigaline vs. Fr. O’Neill’s at Carrigtwohill, 8pm Evening Echo Intermediate Hurling Championship: Cobh vs. Ballygarvan at Shanbally, 8pm Aghada v Bandon at Ballincollig, 8pm Intermediate Hurling League Division 2: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Carrigaline at Carrigtwohill, 8pm Bandon vs. Aghada at Ballincollig, 8pm Intermediate Hurling League Division 3: Ballygarvan vs. Cobh at Shanbally, 8pm


Division 1 Football League: Carbery Rangers vs. Ballincollig at Rosscarbery, 7.30pm.

Mick Galvin breaks free as two goal hero, James Cassen, gets in his tackle

THERE was huge disappointment in East Cork with the failure of divisional side, Imokilly, to mount a serious challenge to a depleted UCC side who were having their first outing in this year’s Cork senior hurling championship. In contrast this was Imokilly’s third outing after two facile wins in the earlier rounds. On this occasion Imokilly failed to deliver on their earlier promise, as they succumbed to a hard working UCC outfit while Kevin Hartnett and John Halbert were in fine form. It was Kilkenny full forward, James Cassen who was to be the hero for the college as his two goals, coming at the start of either half, gave the students a huge lift and were body blows to an Imokilly side that never rose to the occasion. Seamus Harnedy started well for Imokilly getting the opening point, on a miserable night, where the rain continued to fall, making life difficult for both sides. Two pointed frees from John Halbert had UCC back in

Youghal camogie

KILLEAGH was the venue for the U12’s County semi final on Saturday, June 12th last. The Youghal girls had been training very hard for this day, as they knew they had very tough opponents in Ballinacurra. The morning was perfect for the girls, and the huge crowd that turned up to support the teams gave a great boost to the players. Youghal came out first to do their warm up, with military precision being an area in which their coaches, Jannette Power & Carmel Dempsey, have taught them. This attitude and discipline has, and will in the future,

front before James Cassen got the opening goal after a strong run took him through the Imokilly defence. His shot was deflected into the net by Barra O’Tuama who tried in vain to keep it out. UCC, fielding without Richie Foley and Darach Honan, continued to hurl well with Willie Ryan, Timmy Geaney and Aidan Quilligan all doing well in defence as Imokilly found scores hard to come by.

Only Seamus Harnedy, who tacked on two more points, and Brendan Ring from frees kept Imokilly in touch and at half time the sides were level at 0-7 to 1-4 as the rain continued to cascade down on the splendid Sarsfields pitch. The lights, too, had to come on for the second half, where yet again it was the students that continued to illuminate a bad evening as Ciaran Cronin was forced into making a fine save to deny Shane Burke another goal for UCC. An early point from Timmy Mcdefinitely stand to the girls. The referee, Barry Day, blew his whistle at 11am sharp and the girls were ready from that moment. After just 4 minutes of play a fantastic goal from Erin Galvin shot to the back of the net, leaving the Ballinacurra side stunned. Youghal defended very well in the first half and very little ball went past the centre back, Louise Dempsey. The mid field pairing of Catriona O’Keeffe and Shauna O’Connell was fantastic, blocking numerous tackles and running through Ballinacurra’s back line with ease. Ballinacurra were awarded a free which was wonderfully taken by number 8, Chloe Sigerson, resulting in a goal for her side. Youghal did not drop the heads but battled on for a second

Carthy was cancelled out by one from Bill Beckett, before James Cassen added his second goal of the evening as Imokilly failed to clear their lines following a sideline cut from Mike Wilkinson. That goal gave UCC a huge lift, and while Imokilly continued to introduce subs in an effort to spark a revival, they never really got going. Points from Brendan Ring and Trevor O’Keefe took Imokilly close, but each time UCC were able to reply with the unerring Shane Burke keeping the three point margin intact. Eoin Conway and Brendan Ring again found the range for Imokilly, but the goal they so badly needed never looked like coming. In the end time ran out with Shane Burke having the final say as the students of UCC passed their first test, while Imokilly failed miserably on a miserable night for hurling. UCC, who reached the semi final last year, will now go into the open draw while, for an Imokilly side that promised

goal from corner forward, Ciara Crowley. At half time the score was 2 goals to one with all to play for, and no advantage with such a calm day. There were very few frees on the day but Ballinacurra had 3 missed chances. Youghal were given a free in the second half, which Cathriona O’Keefe took and planted in the back of the opposition goal. Ballinacurra’s heads dropped and the girls took advantage of this and carried on with 2 more goals scored by Erin Galvin, which was a scuffle on the line, and the last (which the crowd didn’t know whether or not it was disallowed) by captain, Lydia Blanke. Youghal now progress to the County final, and will wait

much, this defeat will be a huge disappointment as they put a lot of effort into their preparation. On the night they just failed to get their game together. IMOKILLY: B Ring 0-7, S Harnedy 04, T McCarthy and E Conway 0-1 each. UCC: J Cassen 2-1, S Burke 0-5, J Halbert 0-2, B Beckett and M Wilkinson 01 each.

IMOKILLY: C Cronin, Lisgoold, B O’Tuama, Castlemartyr, N O’Riordan, Watergrasshill, M Galvin, Aghada, B Murphy, Fr O’Neill’s, S O’Leary, Watergrasshill, S O’Keeffe, Aghada, P O’Brien and P O’Regan, Watergrasshill, L Sexton, Castlelyons, B Cooper, Youghal, B Lawton, Castlemartyr, B Ring, Youghal, S Harnedy, St Ita’s and T O’Keeffe, Aghada. Subs used T McCarthy, Castlelyons, S Cotter, St Catherine’s, R Spillane, Carrig na bhFear E Enright, Watergrasshill and E Conway, Fr O’Neill’s. UCC: E Martin, T Geaney, A Quilligan, C O’Driscoll, P Fitzpatrick, W Ryan, B Cleary, K Hartnett, S Corry, M Wilkinson, B Beckett, S Burke, W Griffin, J Cassen and J Halbert. REFEREE: Diarmuid Kirwan, Eire Óg.

to see who they play, as Ballinascarty and Douglas ‘2’ drew.

TEAM: Niamh Crowley, Chloe Landers, Niamh Roche, Elizabeth Brennan, Eimear Farrell, Louise Dempsey, Clodagh O’Keefe, Shauna O’Connell, Catriona O’Keeffe, April Arthur, Aoife O’Neill, Lydia Blanke, Ciara Crowley, Erin Galvin, Siobhan O’Brien, Aine Forrest, Lucie Sheehan, Amy Herlihy, Cameron Smyth, Ciara Whyth, Megan Brophy, Fidelma Flavin, Laura White.

If you are interested in knowing fixtures for Camogie over the summer, please text 0863124868. Our thanks to all the parents and friends who came out on Saturday . Their support and presence has a huge influence on the players, especially for big games. We hope you will please continue to show your support throughout the summer.

AS the intercounty action dominates the playing concerns these weeks , the Lisgoold GAA matters seem to circulate around the Under Age section. Match action involving the Adult teams is limited to preparation , as Mike Woods’ side gear up for Hurling Championship towards the end of the month. Further news on these preparations here as the big game nears.


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We have yet another Lotto Jackpot Rollover week , with no ticketholder matching the winning numbers drawn, which were 13, 16 and 28. Consolation Prize winners were Catherine Tattan, James O’Driscoll, Kane Walsh and Conor Holden.

Quick quiz

Last week’s teaser asked “Which GAA President officially opened Páirc Lios gCúl in 1995?” The answer was Jack Boothman, who performed that duty along with our current Chairman, John Joe O’Regan. This week’s poser asks if you can recall who was Chairman of Lisgoold CLCG immediately prior to John Joe? The answer will be provided, as usual, next week.

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ALL roads lead to Carrigtwohill on this Friday night when our premier intermediate hurlers take on Carrigaline in the opening round of the Evening Echo sponsored Cork County Premier Intermediate Hurling championship game.

This game is eagerly awaited in the parish, even though we will be without the services of the influential Ger O’Leary who is out through injury.

Ger’s absence will be hard to overcome on the night but the rest of the players are equal to the task and will not be found wanting when they meet the men from Carrigdhoun. Everyone at the club wish the players and management the very best of luck in this game. Our Junior hurlers are also preparing for championship when they meet Erin’s Own in Rostellan on Tuesday night, June 29th.

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Youghal again pipped at the post in Intermediate Football Championship Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Youghal 1-11 Castletownbere 1-12


The Youghal side that lost to Kilavullen in the opening round, and who were defeated by Castletownbere on Saturday night. Leigh Desmond was a notable absentee for Youghal, who welcomed back both Ken Dempsey and Paul Moylan from injury YOUGHAL made the long journey to the splendid Cloughduv venue to face Castletownbere in the second round of the Premier Intermediate Football Championship last Saturday night. This was not the end of the line for either side, but victory would put the winner into the third round draw, while the loser would have one final chance to stay in contention. This is the route Youghal must now traverse after being denied at the death in controversial circumstances.

An early goal for the West Cork side left Youghal on the back foot from the off as they trailed by 1-1 to 0-1 after the opening ten minutes with Castletownbere adding a further two points. As the half progressed, however, Youghal got back into contention with Brendan Coleman, Brendan Sullivan and Paul Moylan adding points. By the 24th minute the sides were level at 14 each after a goal from James

O’Mahony brought Youghal right back into contention. Youghal, who lost to Kilavullen in their opening encounter were far brighter on this occasion and more than matched their better known opponents as both sides added further points to go into the half time break level at 1-5 each. On the resumption, Castletownbere again made the better start on the scoreboard and after the opening 15 minutes, the West Cork side led by 1-9 to 1-7 after shooting four points to two for Youghal. Just as in the opening half the seasiders again upped their game, and points from Paul Moylan frees brought them to within a point of the West Cork side who led by 1-11 to 1-10 with ten minutes remaining. Youghal added a point to tie the scores and, in fact, looked to have scored a winner as James O’Mahony fisted over the bar. Referee, Pat O’Leary deemed that the ball was thrown, much to the

annoyance of the Youghal contingent, who had what looked a good point from Brendan O’Sullivan also ruled out in the opening half. To rub salt into the Youghal wounds, Alan O’Regan came up with the match winning point for Castletownbere moments later, and Youghal just could not get an equaliser to take this game to extra time. In the finish Castletownbere held out for a one point win as Youghal again lost out by the minimum margin for the second time. Youghal will have one final chance to remain in contention in this championship when they take on either Ballydesmond or Fermoy, so perhaps it will be third time lucky as up to now lady luck has definitely not shone on them in either of their two matches to date. It was strange to see Leigh Desmond as an absentee for Youghal in this game, as he played for Cork against Offaly on Sunday, but surely playing

for one’s club in championship must come ahead of Inter County as your club is where you first get your chance to showcase your talents. It is bad form to let your team down, and county players should show a much better example in my opinion.

YOUGHAL: J O’Mahony 1-1, P Moylan 0-6, P Kelly, B O’Sullivan, S Lyons and K Dempsey 0-1each. CASTLETOWNBERE: A Harrington 1-1, A O’Regan 0-5, A O’Sullivan 0-3, L Harrington, T Collins and S O’Regan 0-1 each YOUGHAL: P Mackey, B Ring, P O’Driscoll, A Sheehan, P Kelly, J Grace, K Dempsey, D Ring, S Lyons, N Roche, B Coleman, B O’Sullivan, P Moylan, E Coleman and J O’Mahony. Sub used J Ormonde CASTLETOWNBERE: J Power, S McCarthy, C Murphy, E Wiseman, C Sheehan, A O’Sullivan, DB O’Sullivan, D Fenton, D O’Neill, L Harrington, T Collins, A Harrington, A O’Regan and S O’Regan. Subs used B Regan.

Elsewhere, Canovee overcame Courcey Rovers with four points to spare winning by 0-12 to 1-5 in the same competition.

U9 Hurling Blitz

ON Saturday morning last, June 12th we played a combined U10 and U9 hurling blitz in Erin’s Own home ground. We travelled with 25 players, 4 of whom were U10, the rest U9. The U9 team started off very well and scored a victory over the home team. Then, while looking to have the beating of Cobh in the second game, Cobh won out in the end. So then we faced Aghada’s U9’s and they proved to be a very good team and ran out easy winners. In our last game we faced up to Erin’s oon second team, and again we proved too strong for the home club. So, over all it was a good mornings hurling with beautiful weather and all the parents and kids enjoyed themselves. Many thanks to the Erin’s Own club for hosting the day (they must have some contact with the man above regarding the weather)and also for making it a combined U10 and U9 event.

As our U10 squad have had so many games in their schedule, our U9’s have been playing on behalf of the U10s for what is called the Aghada Tournament. The set up for the Aghada Tournament is a very interesting system of play, where areas of the field are divided into 3 zones whereby players stay in their zone but rotate positions at 3 intervals. This system of play sounds a bit restrictive but there are great advantages from it too. Play is never too bunched and the stronger players are prevented from dominating all over the pitch. It is quite a challenge for any under 9 to compete against any under 10 player, but our under -9s dominated possession for their 3 games against Aghada, Erin’s Own and Cobh U10s. Although we lost to Cobh and Erin’s Own by the minimum of margins, we actually dominated play and had more shots on goal. For the last game we played Aghada and won quite easily. To see the development in ability of these U-9 and U10 players is a joy to behold. The teams who travelled included: Conor Sweeney, Micheal Leahy, Gearoid Harney, Cathal O’Callaghan, Leo Hennessy, Liam Padden, Ronan Hayes, Eoghan Martin, Niall Flynn, Niall Morgan, Peter Fleming, Peter Nestor, Conor Ronayne, Sean Duggan, Robert Cahill, Brendan Leahy, Kyle Quinn-Waites, Thomas Cullen, Jack McGann, Darragh Cashman, Shane O’Riordan, Kieran Geaney, Cian Murphy, Joe Stack.

Under 10 Football

Our U10’s continued their winning form in football, this time against Fr. O’Neill’s who we played in Castlemartyr last week. We’ll be playing football for the month of June.

First Aid & Defibrillator Training

Kiltha Óg Club have invested a significant amount of money in the training of coaches and mentors in the area of First Aid and Defibrillation. A course in First Aid and a course in Heart Defibrillation has been completed by a number of coaches over the past number of weeks, to ensure that the safety of our players is paramount.

Junior A hurling championship commences

St Ita’s vs. Castlemartyr at 7.30pm this Friday, June 18th, in Youghal

THE quest for the 2010 Jamsey Kelleher Cup commences on this Friday, June 18th when the holders, Castlemartyr, will make their first defence of their title when they face St Ita’s in Copperalley in Youghal at 7.30pm. As this is a preliminary round the loser will have an extra match, while the winner will go straight to the third round. On paper Castlemartyr will go in as favourites but St. Ita’s are not without hope and they have everything to gain by giving it their best shot. They have good hurlers in Michael Cronin, Sean Gleeson, Ed Coleman and in Seamus Harnedy they have an outstanding prospect who is doing really well with the Imokilly side. That said, however, Castlemartyr too have their fair share of good caman wielders and in Brian and

Barra O’Tuama, Brian Lawton, Evan O’Keeffe, Brian and Jimmy Smiddy they possess solid performers who should be able to guide Castlemartyr to success on this occasion. For the loser there is a match with Lisgoold to look forward to in ten days time on June 28th, as the championship gets into full swing on that weekend with no less than five first round games down for decision.

The Jamsey Kelleher Cup, symbol of East Cork hurling supremacy



Castlemartyr will make their first defence of their title on Friday night

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Cork caught at the post by Kerry who prevail in extra time thriller Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Cork 1-14 Kerry 1-15 AET MANY Cork followers felt that Cork should have won the first match between these sides in Killarney last week, and again on Sunday last the game was there for Cork in normal time as they had Kerry on the ropes, yet failed to land the knockout blow. A resurgent Kerry found the vital scores in extra time to book their place in the Munster final against Limerick, but more importantly they have succeeded in taking the shortest route to retaining their All Ireland Title and at this stage few would bet against them doing just that. For Cork it will be a bitter pill to swallow, as tough calls went against them in normal time with Graham Canty getting sent off, while in extra time Eoin Cadogan was denied a free that would have given Cork the chance of another replay.



doubt there is just a kick of a ball between these great sides. Kerry have learned to win tight games, and this is something that is still missing from the Cork arsenal, as on Sunday last they again failed to put Kerry away when they looked fragile.

In fairness to Kerry they reacted well and the introduction of Paul Galvin just before half time had the desired effect, as he settled a Kingdom side that looked to be in trouble. A opportunist goal from Daniel Goulding, coupled with some fine points from Donnacha O’Connor, Michael Shields and Ciáran Sheehan, helped Cork to an interval lead of 1-6 to 0-5 with Bryan Sheehan, Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy and Declan O’Sullivan on target for Kerry, who almost snatched a goal with Colm Cooper seeing his shot just go the wrong side of the posts just before the break. The big worry for Cork was their inability to win their own kick-out, and in this regard the loss to injury of Aidan Walsh after just 15 minutes was a major blow, with Derek Kavanagh coming on in his place.

We may well see these sides meeting again in September but for that to happen, Cork will have to get over this body blow from their greatest rivals, as no

On the resumption, Kerry showed that they meant business and a goal slipped home by Kieran Donaghy had Kerry right back in contention. Cork, however, continued to plunder points with Donnacha O’Connor and Paddy Kelly doing well. For Kerry, points by Bryan Sheehan and Declan O’Sullivan saw them remain in touch as Cork led by 1-10 to 1-7 with just the last quarter remaining. Kevin McMahon gets an elbow for his troubles. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

Both sides had, by this stage, emptied their benches, but it was Kerry who were playing with more purpose and craft which earned them three frees all of which were converted by Colm Cooper. In winning the final free Cork saw team captain, Graham Canty sent to the line for a second yellow card and with their leader off, no one knew what to expect for the final five minutes with the sides level. As it turned out Ciáran Sheehan came up with a smashing point, when he shot Cork back into the lead with a left foot flick with his back to goal.

Continues next page

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Could Cork hold out for the final two minutes, was the question on everybody’s lips, and the answer was no as, in trying not to foul, Cork allowed Kerry corner back, Mark O’Sé to get forward and he landed the equaliser to force the game into extra time with both sides level at 1-11 each. Sensing that they had been let off the hook, Kerry took the game to Cork in the opening period of extra time and forged into an early two point lead, despite the fact that Cork were now back to full strength with John Miskella joining the fray.

Cork, for their part, continued to battle hard but by now Kerry had the initiative and after the first period they held a two point advantage thanks to sub, Barry John Keane. With wind assistance for the final ten minutes, the Kerry boys extended their lead with Colm Cooper pushing the All Ireland Champions closer to victory. Cork, for their part, continued to give it everything and two late points from Noel O’Leary and John Hayes left Kerry hanging onto their slender advantage as Cork tried to engineer a point to take the game to another replay. Cork should have had a free before the finish, as Eoin Cadogan looked to have been fouled but referee, Pat McEnaney waved play on much to the disgust of the home contingent. That was the last real chance as the Cork attack failed to break down the Kerry rearguard and the Kingdom boys escaped with

Referee, Pat McEnaney, Monaghan, looks for more information from a linesman, while Canty and Quirke try to give him a hint a sweet victory which keeps their title ambitions right on track. Limerick will be up next for Kerry, while for Cork it’s an unpredictable route through the qualifiers for Conor Counihan’s side.

Not everyone will be happy with Pat McEaney’s refereeing on Sunday but I, for one, think he should be “cloned” by the GAA as he allows physical contact without producing cards every time a player is tackled, and uses commonsense on most occasions.

Of course, he will get some calls wrong at times and his one at the end probably cost Cork another shot at the kingdom, while Graham Canty’s tackle on Colm Cooper was another fifty /fifty call at best that went in favour of Kerry, but overall he contributed in no small part to making this a hugely enjoyable game for the crowd of 26,486 although, from a Cork point of view, this will hardly matter. CORK: D Goulding 1-3, D O’Connor 0-4, C Sheehan 0-2, P Kelly, N O’Leary, M Shields, F Gould and J Hayes 0-1 each. KERRY: K Donaghy 1-1, C Cooper 06, B Sheehan 0-3, D O’Sullivan 0-2, BJ

Keane 0-2 and M O’Se 0-1 CORK: A Quirke, R Carey, G Canty, J O’Sullivan, N O’Leary, M Shields, P Kissane, A O’Connor, A Walsh, P O’Neill, D O’Connor, P Kelly, D Goulding, C Sheehan and P Kerrigan. Subs used D Kavanagh, E Cadogan, C O’Neill, F Gould, K McMahon, in normal time J Miskella, N O’Leary and J Hayes in extra time... KERRY: B Kealy, M O’Se, T Griffin, T O’Sullivan, T O’Se, M McCarthy, K Young, S Scanlon, D Moran, A Maher, D O’Sullivan, D Walsh, C Cooper, K Donaghy and B Sheehan. Subs used P Galvin, M Quirke, BJ Keane, D O’Sullivan and D Bohane in normal time, A O’Connell and D Walsh in extra time... REFEREE: Pat McEnaney, Monaghan.

Aghada ladies football

OUR Juniors will play Douglas in the County League semi-final on Monday, June 21st at 8pm in Rostellan.

Cork should progress to Munster Hurling Finals SHC semi-final: Cork vs. Limerick at 4pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh IHC semi-final: Cork vs. Limerick at 2pm BARRING injury, I expect Denis Walsh to opt for an unchanged team when Cork face Limerick in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday at 4pm, in the second of the Munster senior hurling semi finals.

Limerick’s player problems have been well documented, and long before now they know what team they will be putting out, so they will come to Cork with everything to gain and nothing to lose.

This will be similar to the Clare/ Waterford situation a week ago when Clare gave it a good shot and troubled Waterford for long periods.

On Sunday Cork will be expected to triumph, and I think that they will with a bit to spare, but not before Limerick give it their best shot as the Treaty side, in my opinion, are looking be-

yond this game to reach the quarter final, through the qualifiers. Barring Tipperary, the other sides are not brilliant and I think Limerick will fancy their chances through this route. First things first however and on Sunday many of the Cork players will come under the microscope once more as the victory over Tipperary was not without its flaws.

Team captain, Kieran Murphy worked his socks off but failed


to score, so he will be hoping to do better on this occasion. Both Jerry O’Connor and Niall McCarthy had their moments against Tipp and both will also be hoping to cement their positions for the Munster final. Cloyne’s Paudi O’Sullivan did well when introduced, and will be pushing hard for a starting place this time round. The team to do duty was not announced when writing this preview so I think Denis Walsh might go with D Óg Cusack, S O’Neill, E Cadogan, B Murphy, J Gardiner, R Curran, S Óg O’hAilpin, T Kenny, C Naughton, B O’Connor, N McCarthy, J O’Connor, K Murphy, A O’hAilpin and P Horgan.

The defence was superb in front of goalkeeper, Donal Óg, whose puck-outs were excellent while midfield worked hard.

In attack Asaki O’hAilpin showed great promise and set up some fine scores, while Patrick Horgan and Ben O’Connor were others to flourish.

Please come out and support the girls.

Niall McCarthy in action against Offaly. The Carrigtwohill forward should start against Limerick

Cork warmed up for next Sunday’s game with a comfortable 3-22 to 0-16 win over Offaly on Sunday last in the curtain raiser at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Goals from

Michael Cussen and Paudi O’Sullivan helped Cork to a comfortable victory, as Denis Walsh’s side led by 2-11 to 0-10 at half time.

The third Cork goal,(a smashing effort from O’Sullivan) killed the game as a contest. Cork, who fielded about half the expected championship side, showed that the bench is strong as well with Leigh Desmond, Luke O’Farrell and Patrick Cronin all doing well when coming in. In the opening Intermediate game this Sunday, the Cork side should have enough in reserve to account for what will be a weak Limerick outfit and with East Cork players such as Eoin Conway, Brian Lawton and Kevin Hartnett to drive them on, I expect Cork to qualify to meet Waterford in the final.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Junior Hurling League (Div. 2): Cloyne vs. Midleton 2 at Cloyne on Wednesday, June 16th at 8pm. Senior Hurling Championship (Round 2): Cloyne vs. Killeagh at Castlemartyr, June 25th at 7.30pm.

Super Lotto:

The Jackpot of €4,400 was not won. The winning numbers were 11, 20, 25, and 27. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (26) for a prize of €1,000 was not won. Match 3 winners included Michael Barrett c/o Kevin O’Lomasney; and Andrew & Mag O’Shea c/o Mag O’Shea. Each receives a prize of €75.

Aghada under 14 hurlers put in a fine performance in East Cork championship AGHADA 1-11 MIDLETON 5-7

MIDLETON GAA pitch was the venue for the first round under 14 hurling A grade championship match on Wednesday, June 9th. With a 7pm throw in by Sarsfield’s referee, Aiden Barry the meeting of these two sides was always going to be a close affair. The first half yielded good hurling with Aaron Stafford opening Aghada’s account after four minutes with a pointed free. It was followed by points from Jake O’Donaghue and John Looney. However, Midleton’s response was a goal by K Deady followed by a Kieran Maloney point. Then Aghada scored 3 points from play by John Looney to a point from Midleton’s Deady. With a scramble in front of goal, James Cashman whipped in a good goal. However, Midleton replied immediately with a Josh Deady goal. By the half time whistle it was level 1-6 to Midleton’s 2-3. The first ten minutes of the second half saw Midleton’s two Deadys and Lochlin McCarthy score 1-3 without reply. A Daniel Creedan point was followed by a K Maloney point. Aghada then exerted pressure and with Josh bearing down on goal saw the Midleton goalie, Glen Harty make a great save to convert it to a point. Points by John Looney & Jake in the 20th minute was Aghada’s best period, with end to end hurling.

However, in the 25th minute another goal by Midleton from full forward, Rory Morrisson was a dampener to Aghada’s comback. The green & white fought to the end, but the Magpies dominance in the half back line, and ease of scoring goals was the difference. Another Midleton goal at the full-time whistle did not reflect how close these two teams were throughout this very entertaining and exciting encounter. Aghada team & panel;Mathew Stafford, Peter Cashman, Shane Dorney, Mark Wall, Andrew Murphy, Aaron Stafford (0-1), Shane Crowley, Michael Leahy, Mark Healy, Stephen Murphy, Jake O’Donaghue (0-3), John Looney (0-6), James Cashman (1-0), Sean O’Leary, Kieran O’Hanlon. Substitutes used Cian Savage and Danial Creed an (0-1), Jack Farmer, Jack Foley, Aaron Butler, Ciaran O’Reilly, R McCarthy, D Daly.

Under 8’s & under 10’s football & hurling training in Rostellan.

Football every Saturday morning is football training for under 8’s at 11am for 1 hour approximately with Seanie O’Keeffe 086 8917745 Also, every Saturday morning is football training for under 10’s at 11am for 1 hour with Dave O’Hanlon 086 3728347.

Hurling training

Every Sunday morning is Hurling training for under 8s at 11am for 1 hour approximately with Pat O’Connell 086 8033802 Also, every Sunday morning is hurling training for under 10s at 11am for 1 hour with Emmett Foley 087 6146628. All families are welcome... usually a cuppa in the clubroom kitchens.

Aghada Sports Shop is operated from the club house in Rostellan with all the latest sports tops, caps, jerseys, hurleys, helmets, balls etc to support your local club or the rebels. Check it out. It’s open most Sunday mornings or contact Robin Triggs 087 2138780 to see the full range. All proceeds go towards the running of the Juvenile club.

Carrigtwohill Under A12 Hurling League vs. Sars

CARRIGTWOHILL played Sarsfields on June 7th in Buck Leary pitch. The teams were evenly matched and could not be separated at half time. Daniel Griffin played well in full forward and made life difficult for his opponent and eventually won a penalty, which Oliver Baverstock took and scored a wonderful goal. Unfortunately we suffered injuries to Ross McGrath, Daniel Griffin and Daire Crotty in the first half. We were always going to be up against it in the second half and Sars went on to win the match. Shane Ryan and Liam Gosnell tried hard for Carrigtwohill.

Fé 10 Decky McGuickian Tournament: Carrigtwohill 3-7 Youghal 2-0

Having lost to Midleton by 1 point, we were now under pressure to beat Youghal to have any chance of qualifying for the Semi-final stage of the competition. The winners of each of the 3 groups were guaranteed their place, and the other team would be decided from the teams who finished 2nd in their group. If these team results were identical, it would come down to which team had conceded the least. The lads played really well on the night and were always in control, but the concession of 2 goals just before half time meant that our lads could never relax. They deserve great credit for holding Youghal scoreless for the remainder of the game. Having played two games in phase 2, all we could do now was wait and see what would happen in the other two groups.

Carrigtwohill 1-2 Midleton 1-4

We had to play Midleton on their home patch for the 2nd time in 3 weeks . If anything, the standard of play between these two teams was higher than their first encounter, and that’s saying something as that was also an epic encounter. When the dust settled, Midleton had won by 2 points and we were out of the Decky McGuickian tournament, but it had been a terrific game of hurling and our lads had fought to the bitter end, but had just come up short on the day. The future looks very bright for this group of lads, and if we can keep them together over the next couple of years, they will have a lot more good days than bad days. Well done lads! Carrigtwohill Juvenile GAA wish to express gratitude to the Glen Juvenile Hurling Club and their sponsor Decky McGuckian for inviting us to play in this tournament. It was a fantastic tournament to be involved in and we totally enjoyed the whole experience.

Ballygiblin U10 hurling tournament

Carrigtwohill travelled to Ballygiblin last Sunday to take part in their annual U10 Hurling tournament. This tournament is rated very highly at U10 level with teams from Cork, Tipperary & Waterford taking part and we knew the lads would have to be at their best to have any chance of repeating the success of last year’s Carrig U10 team, who won this tournament outright.

Tournament format

Six teams taking part, each team plays every other team. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw. The two teams with most points play each other in the final.


Carrigtwohill 3-1 Ballyduff 1-0 Carrigtwohill 2-3 Kildorrery 0-0 Carrigtwohill 1-1 Skeehan 0-1 Carrigtwohill 2-1 Kilworth 0-0 Carrigtwohill 4-2 Ballygiblin 1-0 Having won all our games we comfortably qualified for the final and Ballyduff, from Co. Waterford, who finished 2nd overall, were to be our opponents.

Final: Carrigtwohill 1-3 Ballyduff 0-2

The lads continued where they left off in the group games and were always in control of this final, and when Dale Holland scored a great goal just after half time, Carrig never looked like losing. At the final whistle there were great scenes of jubilation and this team had just added an U10 title to the U9 title they’d won at the Cobh tournament last year. Well done lads, ye were brilliant.

Most Valuable Player award

Congratulations to Dale Holland on receiving the award for M.V.P of the tournament. It was richly deserved for his displays over the 6 games played, where he contributed a total of 5 goals and 7 points of Carrigtwohills overall total of 13 goals and 11 points. Well done Dale. Many thanks to Ballygiblin for putting on a superb tournament. The organisation of the tournament and the hospitality as ever were top class and we are all very grateful to them. Many thanks.

Killeagh / Ita’s Juvenile


WITH Junior and Leaving Certificate exams in full swing, it was a quieter week than usual on the playing fields of East Cork, with Under 16 and minor activity greatly reduced. Our younger folk were in action, although our Under 10’s also had a week free of matches, which allowed them to get back to the skills and drills routine. However, our Under 12 hurlers had a great win over Midleton on Wednesday evening, while our Under 11’s played Sars in their third league outing on Thursday evening, but came out second best. This coming week, it’s the turn of our Under 14 hurlers when they play Fr. O’Neill’s in the East Cork semifinal in Páirc Uí Chinnéide at 7.30 p.m. tonight Wednesday, June 16th. We’d like to wish our

sister club St. Ita’s well as they play the first round of the Junior A Hurling Championship on Friday evening.


Wednesday, June 16th: Under 14 Hurling Championship Killeagh / Ita’s vs. Fr. O’Neill’s in Killeagh at 7.30pm Saturday, June 19th: Under 9 Football League vs. Glenville in Glenville at 12 noon Saturday, June 19th: Under 10 Hurling Go Games Blitz in Youghal (top field) 3pm

Final reminder:

This Friday, June 18th is the final day for application forms to be returned to Ursula for Summer Camp, which takes place from July 12th to 15th.

Killeagh Lotto

There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 21, 35- and 31. Next week’s jackpot stands at €1,200.

Junior A Hurling: Sars 1-17 Killeagh 3-8

On Friday night our juniors took on Sars in Riverstown in the league in a game which manager, Kevin O’Connor, described as a cracker. From the throw in there was little between the sides. We went in at the break a well deserved two points up, although some poor decisions had been made against us, what looked like two notably well taken points being waved wide by the referee. Sars pulled in front, but with grit and determination we pulled it back to a point and we were awarded a late free. At indication that time was up from the referee we slotted it over the bar for a draw. However, the ref allowed the game to continue for two minutes more and Sars goaled, meaning our fourth defeat in the league. Hard luck and well done to the lads.


Junior A Hurling League, Killeagh vs. Erin’s Own in Killeagh at 8pm Senior Hurling League vs. Erin’s Own, Saturday at 7.30pm in Caherlag.

Golf Classic

This event is fast approaching on July 8th, 9th, 10th. Time sheets filling up fast so if you fancy yourself or your friends as a bit of a pro, why not come along and win some great prizes or just have a good day out. Contact Ray Rochford for details. Thanks again to our sponsors, Fermoy Nissan, Abbeylands Nursing Home and ITW Graphics. First prize golf equipment worth €900 (exchangeable).

Lisgoold ladies football

ALL age brackets training at the moment - check website for details but we can advise for the month of June, training for minors and under 16s is cancelled on Saturdays only.

Our minors are drawn B grade in the East Cork Championship and our first match against Bride Rovers is to be played by July 3rd. Good luck to all those sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificates our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope all those going to Irish College will enjoy themselves and that the weather will be good to them.

Well done to all our girls that participated in the organising and fundraising for the Youth Club Duck Race last friday night. The winner on the night was Fergus Hodnett, Cormac Jeffers was 2nd and Jamie Woods was 3rd.

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Killeagh Choir raise the roof in Garryvoe Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Killeagh Choir get ready to perform at the interval

KILLEAGH Choir held a fund raising fashion show in the Garryvoe Hotel on Thursday, April 15th. There was plenty of style on show as choir members became models for the evening to show off the garments on display from shops across East Cork.

Sadie and Sandra Giles enjoy the show

The organising committee of Janice Buckley, Ann Fitzgerald, Orla Irwin, Marie Irwin, John Conway and Dan Sexton are to be complimented on a job well done

The large crowd present were treated to a great night’s entertainment, with the choir performing at the interval. The fashion show was organised to help raise funds for the choir and in that respect it proved to be a wonderful success.

Due to the vast number of Communion & Confirmation ceremonies taking place across East Cork over the past month, certain photographic events have been held over until now - Ed.

Models Angela, Janice, Tracy and Isobella

Mary Murphy, Caroline Walsh and Yvonne Treacy

Helen Kenneally, Valin Stistley and Lil Dan of Danelle’s

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Youghal‘s Talent a-plenty for Haiti DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

A RECENTLY held Talent/Concert at the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal, organised by Sacred Roots, was a mix of splendid local youth talent which included dancing, singing, and musicians aplenty. The large ballroom of the Walter Raleigh was filled to capacity with the mums, dads, brothers and sisters of the entertainers and, of course, their large group of fans who had come along on the night to cheer them on. In a time of recessions, it is so heartening to be entertained by the locals of your town who get such pleasure and joy in getting up there and strutting their stuff. When the proceeds are for a very worthy cause, it’s a little bit like

‘buy one get one free’ as there is twice the gain – the entertainment and the charity.

Youghal is one of the luckier towns, containing such a wealth of young talent who are all so willing to do whatever they can to help those less fortunate than themselves. But the success of events depends very much on the support which they receive from the people, and it must be said that despite the number of different charities, different events and varying venues and entertainment, the people of Youghal have never been found wanting. Long may it continue.

Chris Moloney and Ben Howley, getting a practice in before the Concert

Smiles from Trudy and Oisin Casey

Dyklan Varian and Darragh Lee with Veronica Kinicikiewicz

The Scott Neville family enjoying the evening

Kate Popava and Alison Curtin

Shannon Long and Selina Dolan

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The O’Sullivan family and friends

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Youghal shows that music is in its roots

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Some of the members of the Blackwater Performing Arts

Zena, Karl, Aisling, Eilis Flavin and Jonathan Power

Evan Heaphy, Danni Gilbert and Liam Mullane – some of the performers on the night

Four in for 7 Up!

Aisling Mullins and Christine Cusack from Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, who performed solo acts on the night

Three generations together – Betty Ryan with daughter, Dolores Harrington and granddaughter, Kate

The Keane family

Girl Power with Tisha O’Neill, Shannon Crowley, Valerie Burke, Anna Swayne and Emma Hennessy

Emma Walsh, Camilla Piecuch, Rachel Galvin and Sarah Roche are all BFF

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NOVENAS Cloyne Diocesan


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Christy Barrett McEvoy - 7th Anniversary

No length of time can take away, Our thoughts of you, On this June day. Patsy and family.


Barrett McEvoy - 7th Anniversary

Happy thoughts of times together, Hold memories that will last forever.

Hickey -

Love always, Donie and Vickey, x x.

Father’s Day Memories

Happy Father’s Day to our dear Dad, Michael Joseph Hickey, late of Carrigogna, Midleton, who died on September 12th, 1981. RIP. Masses offered. A father in a million is what you have always been, A constant source of joy and pride is what you were to us, The times we shared have always been, The best we have ever known, The love you gave us right from the start, No more could it have grown.

You’ve been more than a father, You’ve been our special friend, On your loving ways, We always could depend. And now that it’s Father’s Day We want you to know, How wonderful you were to us.

Many years have come and gone, We miss you every day, So Dad, always know we love you, And thanks for all you’ve done, You will live forever right here in our hearts, Happy Father’s Day, love you.

From your family, Mary and Jack, Ellen and John, Michael and Helen, Joseph and Lorraine and your greatgranddaughter Mia. A kiss from all of us, x x x x x x x x x.


2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of Kathleen Lordan, Rosary Place, Midleton, who died on June 14th 2008.

June comes with sad regret, It brings a day I will never forget, Time slips by and life goes on, But from my heart you are never gone.


Your loving sister Rosary and John.

- 2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of Kathleen Lordan whose 2nd anniversary occurred on June 14th. Not only were you a special aunt, But also my very special friend.

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

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never known to fail) Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. On Star of the Sea help me and show me herein you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh show me herein you are my mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (three times). Holy Spirit, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal, you gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Said for 3 days and after that request will be granted. Prayer to be published immediately. B.G.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2010

Aine Neville O'Donoghue, Youghal and Sr. Nuala, Fermoy

Michael O'Riordan, Watergrasshill and Imelda Fouhy, Castletownroche

Sr. Patricia with John Arnold


Always remembered and loved Rosie.

MURPHY: Michael Joseph of Dungourney, on Wednesday, June 9th. RIP. Removal on Friday last, to St. Lawrence's Church, Clonmult. Funeral Mass on Saturday last, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. MULLANEY: Frances (née Linehan) of Castleredmond, Midleton, on Tuesday, June 8th. RIP. Removal on Thursday last, to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary. Requiem Mass on Friday last, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. JOYCE (MANGAN): Kathleen (Kitty), of Youghal, on Thursday, June 10th. RIP. Removal on Friday last, to St. Mary's Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Saturday last, followed by funeral afterwards to North Abbey Cemetery.

WALSH: Mary, of Dungourney, in her 91st year. RIP. Removal on Monday last, to the Sacred Heart Church, Mogeely. Requiem Mass yesterday, Tuesday, followed by burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery, Mogeely.

MADDEN (Ní MHAIDÍN): Geraldine, of Brooklodge, Glanmire, on Sunday, June 13th. RIP. Requiem Mass today Wednesday at 11am in the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune, followed by funeral afterwards to St. Finbarr's Cemetery. House private. DUGGAN: Mary, Mayfield and late of Carrigtwohill, on Monday, June 14th. RIP. Removal today, Wednesday, at 7.30pm to St. Mary's Church, Carrigtwohill. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 10am, followed by funeral afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. No flowers please, by request. Donations, in lieu, if desired, to Cope Foundation, Montenotte.

CORKERY: John, of Glendine, Youghal, on Sunday, June 13th. RIP. Removal yesterday, Tuesday, to St. Michael's Church, Glendine. Requiem Mass today, Wednesday, at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in the North Abbey Cemetery, Youghal.

Enda Collins, Rathcormac, Neil O'Connor and Paul Hogan, Fermoy

THE Annual Cloyne Pilgrimage to Lourdes for 2010 took place from June 1st to June 6th. Over 800 pilgrims, including 99 assisted pilgrims, left Cork Airport on four flights on the afternoon of June 1st. By 8pm all had arrived safely in Lourdes. The assisted pilgrims were accommodated on the third floor of the Accueill Notre Dame (Hospital).

On Wednesday, June 2nd, Mass was celebrated in the Church of St Bernadette at 9 o'clock in the morning, followed by the official pilgrimage photograph. In the afternoon, the Reconciliation Ceremony was held and on Tuesday night the Cloyne group participated in the Candlelight Procession at 9pm.

On Thursday, June 3rd, Mass was at 10.30am. The Passage through the Grotto at 1.30pm was followed by the Stations of the Cross at 3.30pm.

That night, the Holy Hour was held at 8.30pm. On Friday, June 4th, Mass was held at the Grotto at 8.30am. Baths for the Cloyne Pilgrimage were at 1.30pm with the Blessed Sacrament Procession at 5 o'clock. There was Bingo in the Hospital on Friday night. Mass with the Anointing Ceremony was at 10 o'clock in the morning on June 5th.

On Saturday afternoon, a party was held in the Transit Lounge for all the hospital patients. Sunday, June 6th was the day for coming home. Mass was celebrated in the Transit Lounge at 10.15am before the assisted pilgrims left for the airport for their 3 o'clock flight. Overall, it was a very successful and enjoyable pilgrimage. Thanks to all the voluntary helpers and the youth group from all over the Diocese who contributed in a huge way to the success of the pilgrimage.

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Your One Stop Shop For East Cork Services CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Janette O’Sullivan intends to apply for Permission consequent on Grant of Outline Permission, Ref. No. 08/7679, to construct a dormer type dwelling and garage, new site entrance, patent wastewater treatment system and percolation area, and associated site works at Knocknacally, Youghal. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL O’Callaghan Eng. & Design Ltd., Dungourney (021 – 4668365) intend to apply on behalf of Josephine & Charlie McCarthy for permission for construction of a dwelling, garage, wastewater treatment unit, percolation area, well, new site entrance and associated site works at Lisgoold East, Leamlara, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

YOUGHAL TOWN COUNCIL I, Shirley Feeney, seek planning permission for change of use of existing premises from retail to restaurant with ancillary take-away including planning permission for construction of a single storey extension to rear and all ancillary site works at Annemount, Upper Strand, Killeagh Road, 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, Mall House, Youghal, Co. Cork 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 a period of five weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by the planning authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I Tomas Bem intend to apply for planning permission for dwelling house at site no. 5, Ashdale, Cluain Ard, Newtown, Ringmeen, Cobh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours, ie 9.00am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public holidays) and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of €20.00 within the period of 5 weeks from the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL O’Callaghan Eng. & Design Ltd., Dungourney (021 – 4668365) intend to apply on behalf of The Board of Management of Dungourney National School for permission for construction of additional classrooms with ancillary toilets, temporary new site entrance and associated works at Dungourney National School, Dungourney, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Richard and Tricia Fowler intend to apply to Cork County Council for permission to carry out alterations and construct extensions to the existing dwelling and all associated site works, at 8a The Avenue, Castlejanewood, Poulacurry South, Glanmire, Co.Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL I, Niamh Brosnan intend to apply for Planning Permission for a new shop front including 2 no. illuminated signs and 2 no. illuminated hanging signs to the front (south-west) elevation to Main Street and side (south-east) to Connolly Street at Brosnan’s Pharmacy, 36 Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork. This Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

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THE building blocks from which we are made are our mother’s egg, our father’s sperm, the hothouse in which we grow and the menu provided, so it makes very good sense that all these elements should be in tip top form to give the best possible start to a new life.

As we said last week, making positive efforts to clean up diet and lifestyle can truly optimise the chances of conception, and can also help to avoid the risk of problems such as birth defects, pre-eclampsia and low birth weight. Mother Nature enjoys perfection and encourages the survival of the fittest, and if there is something wrong with a foetus the chances of miscarriage increase. Another excellent reason to clean up the pre-conception act.

It takes two to make a baby. It’s worth stating this, as it happens quite often that there is no clear explanation for problems to do with conception, and often one partner bears the “blame”. This is very stressful and can ultimately reduce the chances of pregnancy. It’s no old wives’ tale that when stress and pressure is relieved through acceptance of infertility or by adoption, success can arrive most unexpectedly!

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Angus Burger with Smoked Bacon and Tipperary Blue Cheese Serves: 3 Big Burgers Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS 1 pack Specially Selected Irish Angus Steak Mince (available from Aldi’s 75 stores nationwide), divided into three 90g Tipperary Blue Cheese, 3 x 30g pieces Tomato Irish Country Relish Irish Mayonnaise Giant Soft White Baps, toasted Sea Salt 1 Iceberg Lettuce 1 Tomato, cut into thin slices 1 pack Chunky Thick Cut Chips 1 pack Smoked Back Bacon METHOD 1. Divide the minced beef into three. Take one ball of mince and divide into two even pieces. Flatten each piece to make two thin burgers. Place the cheese on top of one piece and top with the sec-

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4. Mahatma Gandhi was born in South Africa; true or false? 5. Where was netball invented?

Answer to last week’s Medium

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ON MONDAY, June 7th, 2,200 fabulous ladies ran or walked the Women’s Mini Marathon through wind and rain in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. The team at the Irish Cancer Society would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all those wonderful women. All money raised will fund our free nationwide patient care and information services. Congratulations for for doing something truly wonderful for people going through a cancer journey.

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56% IRELAND might not be in the World Cup but Irish people are still expecting to score, according to a survey from leading online dating website

Over two thirds of respondents (64%) believe that socialising around the World Cup is an excellent way to meet someone, while 56% say they would be happy to go on a first date to watch a World Cup game in the pub. A whopping 79% of respondents say they will be watching the World Cup, with 84% of men and 74% of women saying they intend to watch the global tournament.

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It’s a strange world

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



Samuel Fallours 15 new Wayne Rooneys and his fantasy fish before World Cup

ALL 15 staff members at a pub have changed their names to Wayne Rooney ahead of the World Cup.

The managers of the Bay Horse in East Ardsley, West Yorkshire have also got a new name. Lee and Lorraine Kennedy are both calling themselves Fabio Capello after the England coach. One Wayne Rooney, formerly Joanne Hill, 23, said everyone had agreed on the mass change of names to show their support for the England team. She said: "The managers wanted to do something so we all sat down and decided to do this. "It's to show our support for England and show how much we're behind them."

Miss Rooney, nee Hill, said the new names had proved a hit with the pub regulars.

"They think it's ace," she said. "They shout Wayne and we all turn around. They love it and think it's really funny." She added, "It has not been a hassle at all - we could change birth certificates and driving licences but because it is only temporary nobody is going to." Miss Rooney said she was not sure how England would fare in South Africa but she would be backing them all the way.

All 15 staff at the Bay Horse have #33 certificates from the UK Deed Poll Service to prove their new identities. They will all remain Wayne Rooney until the end of the World Cup on July 12, when they will revert to being their former selves.

LOBSTERS that live on mountains, fish with top hats on their bellies and mermaids that utter mouse-like cries. Welcome to the weird world of Samuel Fallours. In 1719, Fallours published the world's first colour catalogue of fish. A soldier turned clergyman's assistant, he lived on the island of Ambon in what is now Indonesia. The fish he painted were caught off Ambon in the Banda Sea. This area lies at the heart of the Coral Triangle, which is thought to contain more marine species than any other region of the world. Just 100 copies of his catalogue were published, making it "one of the rarest natural history books on Earth", says Theodore Pietsch, a professor of marine science at the University of Washington in Seattle who has assembled the plates into a new book, Tropical Fishes of the East Indies. When Europeans were confronted with Fallours's images, many doubted that such brightly coloured species existed, so flamboyant were they, compared with the drab creatures found in European waters. They were right to be sceptical. "Fallours applied colour, more often than not, in a totally arbitrary fashion," says Pietsch. "Fallours probably invented some of the extraordinary beasts he painted, and a few outlandish stories to go with them in order to attract European collectors with an eye for the bizarre," says Pietsch. For example, Fallours claimed that the spiny lobster, Panulirus ornatus, lived in the mountains, climbed trees, ate fruit and laid red-spotted, blue eggs "as large as those of a pigeon". Yet Pietsch insists that it would be unduly harsh to dismiss Fallours's paintings as having no scientific merit. He estimates that only 10 % of the paintings are imaginary. The rest can be identified to species, genus or family level.

Milkman dressed as a cow receives MBE from Queen

WHEN most people go the Buckingham Palace to receive an honour from the Queen, they usually dress in sober, formal clothing. Milkman Tony Fowler, however, decided to go dressed as a cow when he got his MBE.

Mr Fowler arrived wearing a dark suit with white patches sewn on to its front and back, and much of the sleeves covered in white material, in tribute to his favourite animal - the Friesian cow. 51-year-old Mr Fowler also wore a dark tie covered with cows.

The milkman was awarded the MBE for services to the people in and around the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray, where he not only delivers milk, but acts as the eyes and ears of the police and helps vulnerable residents on his rounds.

He said, 'It's very humbling to be here, and a privilege, and I regard this MBE as something for all milkmen. Normally they are quiet people - if they do something they don't want to be recognised - so this is for all of them.'

Model will pay man to watch World Cup with her We think he was milking it a bit.

A FOOTBALL-MAD model in China has placed an ad offering to pay a man £100 to watch the World Cup with her. After being turned down by her girlfriends, Daiyu Fang, from Beijing, resorted to the internet ad.

'I have money but football isn't very popular in China and people are too busy working,' explained Daiyu. As for her requirements, she says: ‘My only rules are I get to keep the remote and there is absolutely no kissing, no matter how exciting it gets.’

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The Big Screen

KILLERS Demi's hubby has murder in mind...

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The Big Screen

The whole tooth (and nothing but the tooth)

Tooth Fairy


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WILD TARGET ( 12A) 4.15 6.30 9PM L/S F/S @ 11.15PM “WHO isn’t trying to kill me?” Ashton Kutcher’s character asks during one chaotic scene from Killers. In this fast-paced action comedy, Kutcher portrays a former spy whose past catches up with him. Katherine Heigl co-stars as a wife who gets the surprise of her life when she discovers the truth about her husband.

Displaying their excellent flair for comedy, both co-stars deserve kudos for their amusing performances. Gone is the man-child persona Kutcher adopted in What Happens in Vegas. He delivers a much more mature yet still humorous - turn in Killers. Heigl shows the almost perfect comic timing she demonstrated in 27 Dresses. And the chemistry between these two actors snaps, crackles and pops in many of their scenes together, especially at the beginning of the film.

Heigl plays Jen, a recently dumped woman who goes on a vacation to France with her parents (Tom Selleck and Catherine O’Hara). While there, she meets the hunky Spencer (Kutcher), a man on a secret violent mission. Jen and Spencer hit it off right away, partly because of their differences in personality and lifestyle. Jen’s slightly flighty attitude and apparently normal existence impress Spencer, who no longer likes being alone and doing what he’s been trained to do. He tells Jen he’s a “company consultant,” and that seems to satisfy her. But, because of his meeting with Jen, Spencer quits the spy business, gets married, and settles down in Jen’s hometown. After about three years of happily ever aftering - except for Jen’s overprotective father - Spencer receives a call back to action. He refuses, which sets off serious repercussions. Everyone, it seems, is out to kill Spencer, hoping to receive $20 million for accomplishing that dastardly deed.

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IT'’S one thing to refuse to let a bad film off the hook because it's "just for kids".

One, because it's lazy reviewing. And two, because it fails to recognise that kids are some of the pickiest little pain-in-the-backside film viewers on the planet. But it's another thing entirely to expect a children's film to do something it never sets out to do

Tooth Fairy is a family comedy in which former wrestling star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, learns how to be a better person by working as a tooth fairy.

Truth is, Tooth Fairy is a very decent family film - cute but never sickly, funny but never smug. Dwayne plays washed up ice hockey star Derek Thompson who tells his girlfriend's young daughter that the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist. He is summoned before head fairy, Julie Andrews, who gives him two weeks on the tooth fairy circuit as punishment. He's supervised by Tracy - a wingless fairy played by Stephen Merchant - who provides the biggest laughs.

The charming light entertainment hits every mark it aims at. And you get the chance to see The Rock with wings and a tutu - what more could you ask for?

Jack O'Patsy, Youghal swaps pottery for paintbrushes


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

ON Tuesday, June 22nd, the FETAC 5 Art Craft and Design class of 08 to 10 will Launch an Art Craft & Design Exhibition in the Jack O Patsy Premises, Friar Street, Youghal.

The exhibition will run from June 22nd to 24th. This is the culmination of two years work for the students, and all will have some of their artworks on display. The artworks will cover a wide range of materials with the students exhibiting paintings, ceramics, drawings, photos and printmaking/batik pieces.

For the students this was a long journey that started on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 when a group of students entered the East Cork Further Education Centre in Youghal. They were all there to take part in the FETAC level 5 course in Arts Craft and Design. What made this group of students a little bit different to the normal student, is that the age of this group ranged from 25 upwards.

Despite the age, it was like the first day in school for many of the class.

The course, funded under the Back to Education Initiative, was suitable for those who wanted to prepare a portfolio for application to third level art courses, or for those who wished to develop their talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills. The course subjects covered many facets of artwork from drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, design, photography and communications. This course would run for two years, three mornings a week. Patricia Burns, the course coordinator, welcomed the class to the school and before they knew what was happening she had them sketching, painting and drawing. This was to be the normal for the next two years as the students moved from one subject to the next, exploring the world of Art Craft and Design along the way. Some of the students had

painted, or been involved in one way or another in the subject matter but for most it was all new. There’s nothing like sitting in front of a large clean blank canvas and being told paint something, It is a daunting task but after the first brush stroke the fear melts away as you become lost in a world of colour, shade, style and before you know it, it’s time to clean up and go home. Many of the students spent a lot of their own time at home, outside of the normal study hours, finishing paintings, ironing batiks, sketching a ceramic piece for the kiln the next day, such was the enthusiasm and enjoyment involved.

Throughout the two year course these students went to galleries, went on field trips to photograph, paint and explore our natural world and then try to capture those moments on canvas, in clay, or on film. Like

many things the course came to an end, but not before many of the students had discovered a new talent or a better understanding of Arts, Crafts and Design. Some of the students have already applied to third level courses in colleges in our area,

others have found a new way to spend their leisure time, and all of the students who finished the course were agreed on one thing. It was an amazing experience, surrounded by great teachers, students who became good friends and those who all shared

a common love for Art Craft and Design.

So if you’re in town why not pop in to the Jack O'Patsy, Friar Street, Youghal to support these local artists on this exhibition of work.

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