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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

East Cork Journal


Issue No. 141


INSIDE THIS WEEK: Ballincurrig / Leamlara, Ballycroneen, Castlemartyr and Cloyne Communions

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Can Youghal turn the tide on council’s decision for Diving Rock?




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ON Friday, May 28th, the people of Youghal were horrified to witness the erection of ugly, hardboard ‘doors’ which completely closed off entry to the diving areas from anywhere on the Lighthouse Hill.

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Some time ago, the viewing area furthest up Lighthouse Hill was closed off for health and safety reasons. Now, the remaining two entries are also boarded up, denying any access of any description to the natural rocky area and tiny beach below.



EARLIER this week, the people of Ballintotas discovered that arachnophobia isn’t necessarily a bad thing, when a 12 foot long, 4 foot high spider’s web kept growing along the wall opposite the village’s church. This natural phenomenon - and rare occurrence has caused entemologists from UCC and further afield, to flock to the East Cork village. Locals opinions range from ‘cool’ to ‘creepy’ to ‘what the bl**dy hell is it?’ More inside this week’s edition.

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‘Owners should pay, not their animals’ says John Joe Joyce


EARLY on the morning of Wednesday last, May 26th, Carrigshane farmer John Joe Joyce was forced to act when an Alsatian-cross dog attacked his sheep in fields at Whiterock, Midleton. Performing his usual routine, John Joe had - the night before - put 10 sheep into a pen and was baffled when they weren’t there the following morning.

SUBWAY customers in Midleton can now use their mobile phones to collect loyalty points for free subs.

‘The dog had scared them half to death,’ John Joe tells the East Cork Journal,’ and they had got out of that pen The Subway store in Midleton has become the first in the world to launch a new moby any means necessary. bile phone App which uses 2D barcode technology to reward its customers.

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‘It wasn’t the dog’s fault,’ John Joe states, ‘it had no tags iPhone users can download the new Subcard App for free from the Apple App Store. or collar, and it wasn’t chipped. Other Java enabled mobile phone users can activate the download by typing into the browser on their phone, or by texting 53603 which provides a text ‘Whoever owned it had the responsibility to look after message link to download the App. Texts cost 30 cent and data downloading and it and keep it under control. It’s the owner’s fault - and network charges may also apply. no one else’s.’

‘It was lucky that I only had 40 sheep there at the moment - sometimes there’s up to 200 there, and I don’t want to even think what could of happened in those circumstances.’

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‘We are very excited about the fact that Midleton is one of the first stores in Ireland And, yet he’s saddened by the whole affair - not just beto launch the Subcard App which enables customers to collect and redeem loyalty cause of the loss of one of his sheep, but because of the points without having to clutter their wallet with a loyalty card,’ said Eamonn who fact that he had to shoot an innocent animal. owns the Subway store at Market Green Plaza, Midleton.

‘It will take these sheep over a month before they get back to normal after the ordeal,’ John Joe states, ‘the other two sheep should be OK, but it was horrible to see the aftermath of the dog’s attack.

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With 40 petrified sheep desperately trying to escape The new Subcard App not only enables customers with compatible phones to colcapture by the large dog, the canine was brought down lect and redeem points for free Subs but to track their balance and transaction hisby John Joe, perfectly within in his rights under Irish tory any time they choose. law.

Cork Dog Action Welfare Group has stated that, since the economic downturn, more and more people cannot budget for their pets and simply discard them - a horrific state of affairs that any animal lover - John Joe Joyce included - can’t understand.

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‘When I arrived at the fields, one sheep was already Local franchisee Eamonn Duggan explained that customers downloading the new dead - it’s head had been ripped to pieces, and a further Subcard App to their mobile phone can simply scan their phone to register loyalty two were clearly in distress.’ points each time they visit a Subway store.

‘Dog owners should keep control of their animals,’ John Joe concludes, ‘and there should be severe penalties for anyone in breach of the rules who aren’t taking care of their pets - the people should pay, not their animals.’


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Saleen’s dining delight Escape the hustle & bustle of everyday life... €25 for 2 courses with glass of wine each night Lunchtime specials for €12.50 The Sun Trap Beer Garden Delicious, locally sourced dishes made to order at great prices Summer BBQs a speciality Free parking Ballycotton fish, Saleen veg. & Whitegate meats Desserts handmade daily Extensive children’s menu Catering for parties of up to 100 Traditional Sunday Roasts Family-run business

BARRY Delany, owner of The Woodside Inn, would like to thank all of his customers for their continued support. ‘It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in business for a year already!’ Barry states. ‘I couldn’t have done this without the support of my family, my hardworking staff and chefs. The most important thing about The Woodside is that all of our food is sourced locally, made to order. Nothing is bought in, and we aim to offer our customers a great dining experience at a great price. Passing trade plays a huge part at the Woodside, so if you are passing by this summer, please call in and sample some of our delicious dishes. We aim to please, so don’t be afraid to ask for seconds!’ Working behind the scenes and front of house, Barry is looking forward to the summer already. ‘We’ve got a fantastic summer menu, and are already taking bookings for BBQs,’ Barry enthuses, ‘it’s looking like a sizzling summer for the Woodside.’

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HAPPY 40th Wedding Anniversary Mam and Dad, Angela and Albert Ruxton who were married on June 7th, 1970 in Midleton. Love from your daughters Alma, Shirley, O l i v i a , Denise, Karina, son Clement, and your grandchildren Naomi, Taran, Jade and Danisha.

‘Beyond the Pale’


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ON Friday, June 11th at 8pm in Fota House the talented Cork based ensemble “Beyond the Pale” will play a concert of European and Irish Baroque music including works by Handel, Telemann, Corelli and O’Carolan. Tickets €20 include wine reception. Booking advisable at (021) 4815543. Members of ‘Beyond the Pale’ are Marja Gaynor (baroque violin), Conor O’Connell (recorders), Ilse de Ziah (cello) and director James Taylor (harpsichord).

Fota House is a charity operated by The Irish Heritage Trust, dedicated to keeping special places open for people to enjoy forever.

Czesc, Cháo, G’day and Hello from Midleton Educate Together NS Multicultural Day Profits from events go towards achieving this aim.


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TAKE NOTICE that Home and Away Real Estate Limited t/a Home and Away Real Estate having its registered office at Number 54 Main Street, Midleton, County Cork intends to apply to the District Court at Midleton, County Cork on the 1st day of July 2010 at 10.30. a.m. for a CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION to hold an Auctioneer’s Licence to carry on business under the name of Home and Away Real Estate Limited t/a Home and Away Real Estate through its nominee Michael Murray with its principal place of business at Number 54 Main Street, Midleton in the County of Cork and District Area aforesaid. Dated the 31st day of May 2010

SIGNED: …………………………….. Eoin Murphy Solicitors, Solicitors for the Applicant, First Floor, Watersedge, Midleton, Co. Cork

TO; The Superintendent of An Garda Sìochàna, District Headquarters, Midleton, Co. Cork AND; The District Court Clerk, The Courthouse, Youghal, Co. Cork

WEDNESDAY, May 26th was the day the whole school remembered as the first Multicultural Day at Midleton Educate Together NS. A day of celebrating the diversity of cultures and religions was a day of immense success. The whole day proved and showed the Educate Together ethos in action. Pupils, staff and parents contributed to partake in this wonderful occasion.

Teacher, Shelly O’Flynn co-ordinated the day with the assistance of teacher, Elaine Flavin and staff members, Kara McGregor and Charlotte Tutty. The school’s pupils have been busy preparing for the day through learning about the various religions we have in our local community. Their class teachers Amy Martin, Amy O’Sullivan and Rhodri Mears and pupils, staff and parents worked together to create

stalls to celebrate the countries and cultures we have in our school community such as Ireland, Australia, Poland, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Algeria, Thailand, Canada, USA, Slovakia and Vietnam. Pupils, parents and the school community got to taste foods from the various cultures, as well as seeing wonderful artefacts and art that was prepared by the pupils.

It was a wonderful sight to see the school community working together in such excitement, colour and dedication. As an Educate Together School we celebrate an ethos of being a multi-denominational school, coeducation, child centred, democratically run and the schools Multicultural day demonstrated the schools ethos in a wonderfully positive manner. A very proud day for the school.

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500 €5 vouchers FR E E F I VER S AC R OSS E AST CO R K O N J UN E 1 0T H , 1 1T H & 12 T H WI TH M ARKE T G REE N On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 10th to 12th, you’d better watch out...

MARKET Green Shopping Centre will be visiting venues, matches and locations across East Cork, randomly handing out 500 €5 shopping centre vouchers to those they meet. Andrew McVea, Shopping Centre Manager, Market Green is behind the give-and-go campaign, which is part of the centre’s 5th birthday celebrations.

‘We’re just going to appear, give out the vouchers and disappear again,’ Andrew smiles, ‘People

will have to be on the lookout for us as once we’re gone we’re gone!’ Cllr. Margaret Trundle and Pat Parker were on hand last week to promote the giveaway, whilst trying to get their hands on one of the 500 vouchers available.

While the East Cork Journal is aware of all venues and times for the giveaway, we’ve been sworn to secrecy. However, for those of a cunning disposition, there’s a few hints below:

* Get your picture taken with Andrew and the animals * Potter around * Stay on track with Market Green * Support your team and pick up

€5 free for your trouble * Keep an eye out on the roads * Don’t forget to eat healthy! * Breathe in the sea air * Say your prayers! All will be revealed on June 10th, 11th and 12th, as Andrew and his Market Green cohorts prepare to give away €2,500 in total in €5 vouchers.

Confused yet?

The vouchers can be spent at any shop in Market Green Shopping Centre for 1 week, up to close of business on June 17th, 2010. So, be alert and be ready to get your free fiver, courtesy of Market Green Shopping Centre. Who says you don’t get anything for nothing these days.


Adrian Moran, Midleton Measuring up for the Cork Senior hurlers at ordained as Wm. Neville’s of Youghal Church of Ireland priest THREE new priests were ordained on Monday night, May 31st, to serve in the Church of Ireland Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. Patrick Burke, Adrian Moran from Midleton and Anne Skuse were ordained by Bishop Paul Colton, assisted by the priests of the Diocese, at the Ordination Service in Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork.

Bishop Colton said, ‘This may be a small part of the worldwide Church, yet we can celebrate that three new priests will be ordained on Monday to serve alongside the other priests of the Diocese.

‘These are ordinary people who have heard God’s call to do something different and exciting with their lives, at a time when communities of people everywhere need leaders, carers and someone to stand alongside them.’ The preacher at Monday’s Service was Father Kevin Morris, Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, London and a Director of Post-Ordination Training in the Diocese of London.


THE excitement outside Neville’s Shop in Youghal on Thursday morning last brought traffic to a standstill, and caused passersby to stop and stare in amazement.

But there was good reason for the excitement, as the Neville family were delighted to be suppliers of the official after match attire for the entire panel of Cork Senior Hurlers. Flags were flying, children were dancing, Áine sang a song and Pauline was floating about the place asking everyone if they wanted a cup of tea! Each member of the Neville, O’Donoghue and Scott families were there to greet Martin Walsh, Logistics Manager, Cork Senior Hurling Team, who was due to arrive in the Cork Hurlers Van at 3pm to accept the official match day outfits. The Neville family and staff had spent quite a

lot of time wrapping and packing the outfits into individual Neville bags, with the exact measurements and names written on the outside of each bag to prevent errors. Each player received a slacks, belt and shirt and all were

supplied by Wm Neville, Drapers of Youghal. A great honour indeed for such a long established and wonderful family run Drapers' shop. The Cork Senior Hurlers bring glory to the game of hurling and

now, in their custom finished official match day outfits supplied by Wm. Neville’s of Youghal, they will not only look the part but will know that 'the cap definitely fits'...

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East Cork gets Sex & The City


Earlier this week, the Bodega Bar, Cornmarket Street, Cork City held a Network Sex and the City night with East Cork well represented by Midleton, Glounthaune and Glanmire ladies. ABOVE: Lynda Murphy, Siobhan Twomey from Midleton, Elaine Power and Irene Cronin

Melissa McEvoy with Lorraine O'Neill from Glanmire

Elaine Kelly with Midleton's Mary Spillane Buckley and Rebecca Buckley. (Photos: Miki Barlok)

Denise McAuliffe, Caroline O'Brien and Anna O'Driscoll from Glanmire

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East Cork inter-pub karaoke competition in aid of Ballycotton lifeboat

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Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Midleton Summer Solstice Day New arrivals

THE Midleton Summer Solstice Festival Day is taking place in the Farmer’s Market Square on Saturday, June 19th, from 10am 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. Various events include: Town Council Car Park 10.30am to 11.30am, Sports Activity, 5 to 15 years. Booking required so contact Steve Davis on 083 3375717. Library 12noon to 12.30pm, Secondary Schools Exhibition Opening, Recycling Art Project. 12.30pm to 2.30pm Storytelling.

Midleton Farmers Market Square 11am to 12noon, Set Dancing Workshop and Traditional Music 10am to 2.30pm, Midleton Farmer’s Market and local stands 10am to 2pm, Signing up for Tours and Workshops 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Tours and Workshops Historical Tour Grow it Yourself (GIY) Demonstration Crafty Hands Ceramics Jameson Tour – half price tours Storytelling Tiny tots puppets & Instruments Mural Workshop Graffiti Workshop Recycling Art Workshop Leahy’s Open Farm 1pm to 3pm, Street Performers 3pm to 5.30pm, Midleton Youth Club Performances, Music and Dance

The Midleton Summer Solstice Festival Day is supported by Wallis’ Bar, Midleton, Midleton Town Council and SECAD (South & East Cork Area Development).

Get well soon

Get well wishes to Nora O’Brien, Mrs. Frances Mullaney and Bernie Laffan.

Heartiest congratulations to Anne-Marie and Dave O’Connell, also to Lisa and Paul Gosnell on the birth of their baby girl and to her sister Denise and Claudio Ribero on the birth of their baby boy, Reece.

1st wedding anniversary already! Congratulations on their first wedding anniversary to Louise and Kevin McSweeney, Saleen.

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Testing Clinic

The Irish Heart Foundation will hold a Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Testing Clinic at the Family Resource Centre, Midleton, today, Wednesday, June 2nd from 2.30pm to 4pm. All welcome.

Midleton Farm Family Group

The next meeting of the above will be held today, at the Midleton Park Hotel at 10.30 am. Our guest speaker will be Michael Clancy of 4 Homes Garden Centre. Members are asked to bring payment for our day trip to Kerry and those interested in going to Amsterdam in October, please bring your passport number. Further details from PRO Violet Vickery on 021 4638994.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The Midleton Blood Donor Clinics will now be open to the public for 3 ½ hours on each of the two days of our visit, and the team will be arriving a little earlier than originally planned, for the first day of the Clinic.

The Clinic in the Midleton Park Hotel will be open to the public on Tuesday, June 8th from 3.30pm to 7pm and on Wednesday, June 9th from 5.30pm to 9pm.

PEARSE McCarthy of 96fm has joined up with Ballycotton Lifeboat Fundraising committee to hold a karaoke competition to raise funds for Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat. The competition has a prize fund of €1,500 and the organisers hope it will be well supported. 16 establishments in East Cork will host heats throughout June and July, with qualifiers going forward to the grand final at Garryvoe Hotel on Friday July 30th. Heats will be held in various pubs / wine bar in Midleton, Ballymacoda, Ladysbridge, Cloyne, Ballycotton, Aghada and Whitegate.

The competition commences on June bank holiday weekend, and heats will be held every weekend until the final on the Friday of the August bank holiday weekend. Midleton contestants will have the opportunity to kick off the competition in McDaids Bar on Friday, June 4th. Contestants from Ballymacoda can enter the heat in Daly’s Bar on Saturday, June 5th. Ladysbridge patrons can show what they have to offer at The Thatch Inn on Sunday, June 6th. Tosh Cahill’s Bar, Cloyne will host a heat on Friday, June 11th, with heats in McGrath’s Bar, Ballycotton on Friday, June 18th and Aunty Biddy’s, Cloyne on Saturday, June 19th. The busy month will finish off with heats in Waves Café & Wine

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

Wednesday, June 2nd: 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 Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Tuesday, June 8th: 45 Drive at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Wednesday, June 9th: Big meeting/get together at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Community Garda will give a talk on home security. New members welcome.

Final of the X Factor in Cloyne

The final of the X Factor in Tosh Cahill’s Bar, Cloyne took place on Friday last. M.C. John Ahern welcomed everyone present and thanked once again the singers, ticket sellers Catherine, Eleanor and Ann, and Music Man himself, Pat Clohessey. Before the competition got off to a start, John sang Noreen Bán, which went down well with the audience.

There were eleven singers in total and first up on the stage was Cal Flavin, followed by Louise Stack, Paddy O’Leary, Pat Leahy, Michael O’Leary, George Kelleher, Charlie McAllister, Linda Sloane, Cathal McAllister, Packie O’Mahony and last but not least Zoe O’Shea. Each and every singer gave an outstanding performance, which made the judges task very difficult. The judges on the night were Julie Dennehy O’Callaghan, Kerri Murphy and Tom Foster. It was the first competition ever to have two fathers competing against two sons. After the first half of the competition, Chairman of A.C.T. Pat McCarthy gave a brief talk about the huge benefits that this talent competition, and so many other fund raising events, has, and that all


Bar on Friday, June 25th and Rosie’s Bar, Aghada on Saturday, June 26th. July will see further heats spread throughout East Cork.

The competition will start at 9pm each night. With a prize fund of €1,500 Ballycotton Lifeboat Fundraising committee hopes the event will attract many contestants and will be a great fundraising success. They are hopeful the heats will be well attended and keenly fought, leading to an exciting final on July 30th at Garryvoe Hotel.

monies raised are put to the best possible use, at the Radiation Oncology Department in C.U.H. She thanked once again everyone for their continued support. A special guest on the night was eight-year old Zena Donnelly from Dublin, who was present with her family representing baby Max Wings of Love. Zena gave an outstanding performance of The Greatest Love of All. Well done Zena, and we wish you continued success.

The judges then came back with their decision and the winner of the 2010 X Factor, Cloyne competition was Packie O’Mahony who sang Carrig-fergus and One. In second place was Zoe O’Shea, who sang I Don’t Know How to Love Him and Don’t Stop Believing, in third place with Perhaps Love and You’ll Forget Me Not was Charlie McAllister and in fourth place with Walking After Midnight and Summer Flys, was Louise Stack.

Each winner received a cash prize and crystal. The judges themselves were presented with flowers from Chairperson of A.C.T. Pat McCarthy and Eileen Aherne Committee Member of A.C.T. The night ended with Packie singing Carrig-fergus. A great night was had by all.

Happy B irthday! Birthday greetings to Ina McGrath, Margaret Rolston, Garán Newlands, Michael Savage and Deborah Desmond. K.W.

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The Ecclesiastical Review Corpus Christi – East Cork Body of Christ

SINCE the Apostolic Church, Christians have been celebrating the Eucharist, the body and blood of Christ. Jesus instituted this holy meal on Maundy Thursday. Even though Christians have highly esteemed all of the sacraments, the Eucharist has traditionally held a special place among the sacraments.

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the Blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch” (1324). The Feast of Corpus Christi is the name of this feast celebrating the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is also called Communion, the Lord’s Supper, or the Mass (from the Latin word meaning “to dismiss”). Maundy Thursday would seem to be the best day to celebrate the Eucharist, because that is the day Jesus

actually instituted the sacrament. In fact, the Institution of the Eucharist is celebrated on Maundy Thursday. However, the emphasis on the Passion themes present in the Maundy Thursday celebration created the need for another day to focus entirely on the Eucharist itself. The Thursday after Trinity Sunday was chosen for the date of the Corpus Christi feast because it is a Thursday (the same day Christ instituted the Eucharist) and it is the first free Thursday after the Easter season (since the Thursday after Pentecost was a part of the ancient octave of Pentecost). Thus, Corpus Christi falls within Ordinary Time. Typically, Corpus Christi services consist of singing traditional hymns. Outdoor processions of the Blessed Sacrament are a way to celebrate Corpus Christi. Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction are also common Corpus Christi devotional practices in many churches.

In some ways every Sunday is a feast of the Eucharist, because by participating in the Mass, and in receiving Communion, we are honouring and celebrating the Eucharist. Nonetheless, a desire to specifically celebrate the Eucharist developed. The feast of Corpus Christi owes a rather large debt to St. Juliana, a nun of Liege, Belgium, who was led to start a celebration of the Mass around AD 1230. At an early age, she developed a strong devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and she longed for a feast in honour of the Eucharist. In the 14th century, the feast became universally celebrated in the West. St. Thomas Aquinas is given credit for many of the customs and hymns associated with Corpus Christi.The Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated throughout the Catholic Church.


FOLLOWING the Holy Father’s Letter to the Catholics of Ireland, the apostolic visitation of certain Irish dioceses, seminaries and religious congregations will begin in autumn of this year.

“Through this visitation, the Holy See intends to offer assistance to the bishops, clergy, religious and lay faithful as they seek to respond adequately to the situation caused by the tragic cases of abuse perpetrated by priests and religious upon minors. It is also intended to contribute to the desired spiritual and moral renewal that is already being vigorously pursued by the Church in Ireland

“The visitation will begin in the four metropolitan archdioceses of Ireland (Armagh, Dublin, Cashel and Emly, and Tuam) and will then be extended to some other dioceses. “His Holiness invites all the members of the Irish Catholic community to support this fraternal initiative with their prayers. He invokes God’s blessings upon the visitors, and upon all the bishops, clergy, religious and lay faithful of Ireland, that the visitation may be for them an occasion of renewed fervour in the Christian life, and that it may deepen their faith and strengthen their hope in Christ our Saviour”.

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Ecclesiastical Events

At 3:30pm each Thursday Mass is celebrated by Canon O Mahony or Fr Crowley at Oaklodge Nursing Home in Churchtown South. They are assisted by local residents who immerse themselves in the choir, handing out bread and wine during the service. Volunteers such as Nancy come in to help with the Eucharistic ministry, while Helen and Margaret are regular choir singers. Everybody is very welcome.

Thursday Mass

Parish of Midleton Annual Midleton Corpus Christi Procession

This will take place on Sunday, June 6th next after 12 noon Mass. The route will be from the Church grounds, through Holy Rosary Cemetery grounds, down St Mary’s Road, through Main Street to the Fair Green for prayers, hymns and Benediction. Please note that the parking of cars will not be permitted in the Church grounds at the 12 noon Mass.Please participate. All are welcome. Observing the following guidelines will help our procession. All participants co-operate with the stewards. People join the procession when asked to do so at the beginning. This can often cause considerable delay. A special appeal is made to maintain silence, to join in singing the hymns and the Rosary. Confessions on Thursday at the usual times. Two additional Masses on Friday in Ballintotas at 9.15am and in the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm.

First Friday

Mass In Hospital Chapel

Please note there will be no 9.30am Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Saturday next, June 5th. On today, Wednesday June 2nd St Pio Devotions will be held at Midleton Community Hospital. Rosary 7.45pm. Mass 8pm. All welcome.

St Pio Devotions

Legion of Mary Meetings

These are held every Monday night at 7pm in Edmund Rice Centre. New members welcome.

Friends of Midleton Community Hospital

Church Gate Collections on June 18th and 19th in Midleton, Lisgoold, Leamlara, Clonmult, Dungourney, Churchtown South, Castlemartyr, Ballintotas. Help required from anyone who wishes to give 30 minutes of their time.Ring Matron, Catherine Doran on 4631516.

Threshold Church Gate Collection

This will take place in Midleton, and those wishing to help please ring Kathleen Woulfe 4631011.

Great Annual Novena in Honour of the Sacred Heart

A Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart will be held in the Sacred Heart Church, Mogeely from tomorrow Thursday, June 3rd to Friday June 11th. Rosary, Novena Prayer and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament each evening 8pm. Novena will finish with Mass on the final night, the Feast of the Sacred Heart. All welcome.

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Corpus Christi Procession

The Corpus Christi Procession will take place on 6th June after 12noon Mass, which will be celebrated in Youghal Gardens, weather permitting.The Corpus Christi Procession will begin after Mass and proceed through the town and back to the Gardens for Benediction. All residents and businesses along the route area are asked to decorate their homes or businesses as is traditional, and to honour the Lord as he is worshipped in the Blessed Sacrament. The following are invited to walk. Altar servers; First Holy Communion children; Families of First Holy Communicants; Eucharistic adorers; Lectors and Ministers of the Eucharist; St Vincent de Paul; Legion of Mary; Pioneer Association and all others.Everyone is invited to take part in the procession. Those interested in stewarding or carrying the Canopy please contact Fr. Winkle. Scripture Reflection will resume on Wednesdays in September.

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Pioneer Total Abstinence

A Meeting of the Pioneers will be held in the hall at the Holy Family Church on tonight, Wednesday June 2nd, at 8pm.

Afternoon of Prayer for Year of the Priests

Holy Cross Church, Glanworth, Co. Cork on Sunday, June 13th next from 2pm to 4pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayers by Fr. Broderick. Rosary with Canon Finbar Kelleher. A talk on the Priesthood by Fr. Eugene Baker. Everyone welcome, priests and laity.Refreshments afterwards. Enquiries please to Michael Cremins on 025 46960.

Clonmacnois Youth 2000 Festival

This will be held from August 12th to 15th. Inspiring talks, live music, workshops. No cost – donation only.Please bring a sleeping bag. Free buses. Catholic Youth Event for those aged between 16 and 35 years.Enquiries to or telephone 01 6753690 or 086 3025442.

Parish of Cobh All Ireland Vigils of Reparation

The All Ireland vigils of Reparation for our suffering Church will take place at St Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, Cobh on Friday next, June 4th. Commencing 8.30pm. Masses 9.30pm and 12midnight. All are welcome.

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal

Sunday, June 6th: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Mr. Des Davis. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 0214294622.

Cork Methodist Church, Ardfallen, Douglas Road

Sunday, June 6th: Morning Service at 11.30am, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. You are welcome. Evening service at 7.30pm led by Rev. Colin Milligan. 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.


VATICAN CITY, 31 MAY 2010 (VIS) - Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for June is: “That every national and trans-national institution may strive to guarantee respect for human life from conception to natural death”.

His mission intention is: “That the Churches in Asia, which constitute a ‘little flock’ among non-Christian populations, may know how to communicate the Gospel and give joyful witness to their adherence to Christ”.

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Flooded again...?

OPW says €140 million spend on reconstruction of river defences not beneficial

COMMENTING on Cork Chamber’s recent submission to the Lee CFRAMS Flood Risk Management Plan, Chief Executive Conor Healy outlined the actions needed to protect Cork from future flooding, and once again called for an independent inquiry.

Mr. Healy stated that ‘the Chamber has questioned the cost-benefit analysis carried out by the Office of Public Works (OPW) into flood defences, which suggested that it would not be beneficial to spend €140 million on the reconstruction of river defences in Cork City. In the context of the €100 million plus bill after the November 2009 flood incident, this appears to be very questionable.’ The Chamber’s submission, which focuses on a number of areas relating to the need for adequate flood control and defences in the context of the November floods, has called for immediate work to begin, at least on the low-scale flood defences proposed, whilst preparatory work is being carried out on larger mitigation measures. Mr. Kevin Murray, Chairman of the Chamber’s Transport & Infrastructure Committee, explained that ‘the Chamber believes that these low-cost measures must proceed so that Cork is not left

with compromised flood defences in the short-term. However, the Chamber is concerned that the useful life of many of the river walls is short, and uncertain; therefore, these preliminary works should be seen as “work in progress” towards the full reconstruction of the river defences in a few years.’ Noting the OPW’s proposal that the low-cost flood defence strategy would have to happen in partnership with improved management controls of the dams at Carrigadrohid and Inniscarra, Mr Murray further commented that ‘the Chamber sees the clear need for an independent body with a clear mandate to optimise dam management for flood protection purposes.’

Reiterating the Chamber’s call for an independent inquiry into the November floods, Conor Healy said that ‘urgent and decisive action is required to give confidence to the people of Cork that such flood damage will not be allowed recur in Cork. Contrasting views on what led to the November flooding have emerged, and this has only served to further compound the frustration felt by many people in Cork. It also reinforces the need to carry out an independent investigation.’

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XPOSE presenter Aisling O'Loughlin (centre) getting some whitening tips from Dr. Carmel Curtin (left) and Miriam Curtin of Corabbey Dental Clinic in Midleton at Xpose Live in Cork.

Churchtown South is snap happy

‘East Cork in Photographs’ exhibition launched at Oaklodge Nursing Home

THE Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Derry Canty, has officially declared the photographic exhibition open at Oaklodge Nursing Home. In conjunction with East Cork Camera Group, Oaklodge Nursing Home hosted a photographic exhibition portraying the group’s wonderful photographic work and images of the East Cork area and beyond. To support the unique link that exists between people of all ages connected with Oaklodge and the local community, the theme of the photography exhibition is “Generations Together’. Indeed, one beautiful picture taken by an Oaklodge resident is proudly residing within the exhibition. The opening of the exhibition was also attended by Cork County Councillor for the Youghal area, Barbara Murray, journalists, photographers, residents, families, friends and the public.

The head of the East Cork Camera Group, Thomas Tattan feels “this exhibition allows residents and all visitors to glimpse East Cork and beyond through the eyes of a camera lens’. An open invitation is extended to all to come and see this unique exhibition. Included are over 30 photographs as the East Cork area is brought to life. From Ballycotton Lighthouse to Roches Point and the idyllic East Cork sunset, each photograph depicts a broad range of spectacular images from the East Cork area. For residents, this exhibition is a great opportunity not only to view and observe some of the remarkable sights that the East Cork area has to offer, but also to reminisce on their childhood experiences as many of the residents at Oaklodge were inhabitants of these various areas. Director at Oaklodge Nursing Home, Diarmuid Ó Dálaigh said, ‘This is a special exhibition. Each guest was made aware of how Oaklodge links itself very closely with the local commu-

Craig O’Brien from Castlemartyr with his 1½ year old daughter Ciara

Cllr. Barbara Murray with Mayor Derry Canty, Oaklodge resident Marie McConnell from Youghal and Thomas Tattan, Chairman of East Cork Camera Group

Director at Oaklodge Nursing Home, Adrian Buckley, his mother Kathleen Buckley, Mayor of the County of Cork, Derry Canty and Oaklodge resident Ciss Leahy at the launch

nity, and prides itself on an open door policy where possible. Oaklodge ensures that the barriers to its nursing home are broken down. In conjunction with the East Cork Camera Group this photographic exhibition provides a unique opportunity to display this link between residents, families, friends and the local community. Our aim is to create a society that is inclusive for all’. One resident present at the exhibition felt ‘it’s like stepping back into my childhood’.

The photographic exhibition launch highlights the unspoilt natural places of East Cork. Equally, this exhibition raises public awareness of the extraordinary work that is being carried out in Oaklodge daily. Oaklodge Nursing Home celebrates creativity in older age by encouraging continued participation with residents and delivering a wide range of programmes to cater for residents’ needs. Specialised training of staff at Oaklodge Nursing Home to facilitate these

Vivian Lee of East Cork Camera Group with Mayor of the County of Cork, Derry Canty and Vivian’s sister, Michelle Higgins from Garryvoe

community programmes amongst residents, is provided.

The exhibition is yet another milestone in Oaklodge Nursing Home’s efforts in taking a proactive approach to ensure that residents keep active, therefore helping them achieve the most possible from each day. Extra details of what is happening in Oaklodge Nursing Home can be found on our website

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Ballintotas top of the list for web design Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


IN Ireland, it has been estimated that 42% of women and 11% of men suffer from arachnophobia.

This statistic, however, may not be particularly accurate in the village of Ballintotas as what can only be described as a ‘web-wall’ has amassed opposite St. Colman’s Church. Noticed by residents in the past few days, the ‘web-wall’ shows no sign of decreasing, nor stopping - although the insects responsible have yet to be deterred from their activities.

Applied Ecologist, Jessica Crowley, originally from Midleton, told the East Cork Journal, ‘It's a communal spider web. The spiders themselves are very small but can congregate in the hundreds of thousands to build communal webs. It’s not a common occurrence and can reach massive proportions.’ Over 12 feet in width and covering half the wall’s height, this wispy and if we’re honest - slightly creepy, natural phenomenon is proving quite the talking point with Ballintotas locals. The entomologists from UCC have already paid a visit to the site. Expect this story to keep spinning for some time to come.

Food safety & nutrition awareness at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton

(Photo: Denise FitzGerald)

HURLEY’S SuperValu have been shortlisted for the 2010 National Q Mark Awards by EIQA. This is one of the most prestigious business awards in Ireland. The purpose of the awards is to recognise companies and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding quality and excellence practices and processes within their industry sector. The store received the nomination after attaining the highest score in the SuperValu group for the EIQA audit in 2009/10. Speaking on the nomination John Hurley said, ‘We strive to be the best in terms of Quality and food safety as evident by our 19 year involvement with the EIQA. Continuous improvement in all areas is our goal to help us stay competitive in the current climate; I believe that food safety is one of the key ways of achieving same. The challenges that lie ahead for 2010 and beyond are to retain customers, and we aim to achieve this as we have always done, with standards set higher than our competitors. The involvement of

Nutritionist Niamh O’Connor & Food Safety Consultant Joan Dobson at Hurley’s SuperValu

all our staff and customers in food safety at store level is one of the driving forces in our achievements to date. The EIQA has acted as an external body to benchmark our standards against the best in Ireland, and has brought us further along in our pursuit of Excellence year after year by raising the benchmark . This nomination has brought a huge degree of excitement to all staff and customers of this store.’ Hurley’s recently embarked on a food safety and nutrition awareness campaign for its customers.

On Friday, May 28th, Food Safety Consultant, Joan Dobson, and Nutritionist, Niamh O’Connor, were instore to answer questions that customers had in relation to these topics. One lucky customer won a free private nutritional consultation. Joan and Niamh visited St John the Baptist School on behalf of Hurley’s. They spoke to 5th and 6th classes on how to help their parents ensure food safety at home, and about the importance of personal hygiene and hand washing. The children were also informed on healthy eating choices.

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The power of 4 at Ballycroneen NS Communions 2010 ON Saturday last, Adam McDonagh, Kieran Murphy, Lauren Walsh and Lauren Duhig, along with their families and friends, assembled at The Church of St. Colmcille, Churchtown South for their First Holy Communion ceremony.

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AIB Midleton is delighted to present its 2009/2010 AIB Better Ireland Programme funding of €10,000 to its three short listed projects. Following the voting phase, the 23rd Midleton Scout Group topped the votes and received funding of €5,000 at the branch presentation. Aghada Parish Community Playgroup was first runner up and received funding of €3,000, and Midleton Youth Project was second runner up receiving €2,000.

Midleton Scout Group will use the funding to develop an outdoor space for the group.

The €3,000 from AIB Midleton will be used by Aghada Parish Community Playgroup to purchase specialist outdoor play equipment. Midleton Youth Project will purchase sports equipment and arts and crafts materials with its share of the funding.

Speaking at the presentation, Mary Bermingham, AIB Branch Manager, AIB Midleton said, ‘We would like to congratulate the three groups from AIB Midleton for their success in the public vote competition, and we are looking forward to seeing all the projects progress over the coming months. The success of this year’s Programme is primarily due to the enthusiasm and energy that all the groups put into campaigning on a local level. ‘

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Daily dips denied at Youghal's Diving Rock Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


THE ‘Diving Rock’ on Lighthouse Hill, traditionally a male only bastion, is well known to the people of Youghal. For hundreds of years it has, and continues to be used by many of the local residents on a regular, all year round basis.

you are, and one must always be aware of this.' Michael went on to say that you could say danger exists on the five mile beach where the 'breakers are like spears', and in Greenhole where there is a huge drop of 6’ to 8’ which also presents danger. 'Are they going to close down the beach and Greenhole next?', Michael asked. Johnny Fitzgibbons, another Youghal resident and business-

'In November of 2009, the Safety Section of Cork County Council, when reviewing the area, requested a Report from the Irish Water Safety on the "Diving Rock" area. The report was received by Youghal Town Council last week and included, among others, the following: *The diving board area is 3 metres above the rocks at low tide, which is insufficient for the safety of swimmers. The board is almost at water level at high tide *The incoming tide, if surging, could trap swimmers under the cat walk areas which link rock to rock. *The access steps are of different heights and are in a poor state of repair. *the pathway to the diving area

man, told the East Cork Journal that this area has been used for as long as he can remember. He has always liked the idea of using it and cannot understand how somebody, somewhere can decide - after one hundred years of accident free use - that it is a danger and must be closed and boarded off. 'Why now?' Johnny asks. 'And why so suddenly, without prior notice or announcement to the people? This is not right.' The entire area of Lighthouse Hill has come under scrutiny and criticism in recent months, and there is no doubt that work needs to be done to make it safer and more user friendly. Does this necessitate the complete closure of entry to one of Youghal’s much loved and frequently used areas which, up to Friday last, was used on a daily basis by people from all different areas in the town?

On May 28th last, the people of Youghal were horrified to witness the erection of ugly, hardboard ‘doors’ which completely close off entry to the diving areas from anywhere on the Lighthouse Hill. Some time ago, the viewing area furthest up Lighthouse Hill was closed off for health and safety reasons. Now, the remaining two entries are also boarded up, denying any access of any description to the natural rocky area and tiny beach below. This action at any time of the year would appear to be damning, but coming at the start of the summer season makes it all the more unbelievable. The East Cork Journal spoke with Liam Ryan, Town Clerk, Youghal Town Council who explained the situation as follows:


What makes the surging sea more dangerous now than it was last year or the year before?

Who, among those frequent users, are not aware of dangers that exist everywhere – not just in this tiny, private, exclusive swimming ‘hole’ that has meant so much to so many for a long, long time. And how, or indeed who can solve the problematic areas of surging tides and water height? In fact, who in Youghal can turn the tide?

The above entrance usually leads down to the Diving Rock and the small beach adjacent to it. The entrance has been blocked off to prevent would-be users from gaining access would be hard to manoeuvre with a stretcher or any other emergency piece of equipment

'The recommendation received by Youghal Town Council from Irish Water Safety is that "the diving area is very unsafe and access to the area should be closed off from the public"', Liam Ryan concluded.

Mr Ryan confirmed that, on review of the Report, the Town Council hade no alternative but to close the area, restricting entry completely. Refusal to close the area would cause the council to be wholly negligent in the event

of an accident. He also stated that the area must remain closed off to the public until these issues have been addressed. How long this could take is anyone's guess.

Forty nine steps lead from the Lighthouse Hill, just beside the Lighthouse, down to the rocky area below where nature has formed a natural pool between two rocks which measures about 20 metres wide. This pool is filled by the tide from a natural opening in the rocks, and the safety of this pool would appear to be beyond question. For those more experienced and stronger swimmers, the choice exists to either stay within the confines of the pool or to venture further out into the ocean. Michael Treacy, proprietor of The Nook Bar and Restaurant is one of these experienced swimmers and lives on Lighthouse Hill. He told the East Cork Journal that he and his family have been using the Diving Rock all their lives. 'There can be no denying that the presence of rocks on any beach can present danger', he said, but people have been using this Diving Rock for more than a hundred years and in all that time, not even one accident has been reported.

The entrance to the 49 Steps has also been blocked off, following the deterioration of the steps themselves and the accompanying handrail

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Midleton Town Council disburses 2010 Grants


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More than €50,000 shared between over 40 Artistic, Cultural, Sporting, Tourism & Community organisations ON Thursday last, at Midleton Town Council's Chambers, Town Clerk Joe McCarthy called out over 40 names, each of whom had received funding through Midleton Town Council's 2010 Grants. With over 20 groups turning out that evening to collect their cheques from Cllr. Ted Murphy, Mayor of Midleton, those reaping rewards included photographers, dancers, athletes, senior citizens, artists and artistes, community councils, choirs, historians and even surfers. Midleton Marketing Partnership received the largest cheque of the evening for €20,000, while East Cork Tourism gained €7,000.

€5,000 was granted to Midleton's Christmas Lighting Fund, while the School Meals Scheme garnered €2,000, as did Midleton Food & Drink Festival. Deena Walsh, Chernobyl Children’s Group receives a cheque for €300 from Mayor of Midleton, Cllr. Ted Murphy and Town Clerk, Joe McCarthy

Midleton's Parade Fund received the final four digit cheque - €1,000 and also received a further €669.50 for insurance.

Community betterment groups to benefit included Ballinacurra Community Council; Lisgoold / Leamlara Playground Committee and Ladysbridge Hall Committee, while sports were ably represented by Midleton Athletic, Cricket, Karate, Bowls, Cycling & Triathlon, Soccer (Schoolboys) and Gymnastic clubs, as well as Fr. O'Neill's Camogie Club, the Swell Surf School, Midleton Juvenile GAA , Ballinacurra Ladies Football Club, St. John Bosco's AFC and Midleton College, who are hosting the Combined Schools Athletics Competition.

Midleton Special Olympics were represented by Fiona Trundle and Lisa Parker

Midleton Special Olympics Club were represented on the night by athletes Lisa Parker and Fiona Trundle, who are both also looking forward to this year's East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Summer School at St. Colman's Community College, and another recipient of a 2010 Midleton Town Council grant. Cllr. Niall O’Neill collected cheques on behalf of MidleThomas Tattan collects the East ton GAA Juvenile and MidleCork Camera Group’s cheque ton Cycling & Triathlon Club

Deirdre O’Donnell, Shanagarry Art Group, receives a grant on behalf of the artists

Tadg Barry collects Midleton Indoor Bowls Club’s cheque

Margaret Doyle on behalf of East Cork Choral Society

Simon Thompson, Principal of Midleton College received a cheque for €500 to go towards hosting the Combined Schools Athletics Competition

The arts were represented by East Cork Camera Club, Feile an tSamhraidh, Imokilly Traditional Dance, Midleton Writers' Group, the New Moon Youth Dance Company, Shanagarry Art Group, East Cork Choral Society, Cloyne Literary & Historical Society, Ballintotas NS (who are publishing a leaflet commemorating 200 years of education in the village) and Mixed Creations at the Courtyard Art Gallery.

Sensei Neil Sargent of Midleton Jim Ronayne accepts the grant for Midleton Positive Ageing Shotokan Karate Club collects Committee his club’s grant cheque

Other groups to receive funding included the Chernobyl Children's Trust, Midleton Community Forum, Midleton PTAA, Midleton Positive Ageing Committee, St. Laurence Cheshire Home, Midleton Scout Division and Water Safety.

Pa Coakley accepts a grant for Midleton Soccer Club’s Schoolboy section


Marjorie Walsh, Principal of Ballintotis NS told those assembled that the money the school received would go towards the publication of a leaflet documenting 200 years of education in Ballintotis. She also announced that Mayor Murphy was a Lisgoold / Leamlara Community Council’s Playground Commit- former student and that they were all tee was represented by Marianne Queally and Heather, who very proud of him! came straight from school to the presentations

Helen Duggan collected €635 for the Midleton Twinning Association and also collected €300 for Cloyne Literary & Historical Society

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Weekend of vintage victory in Youghal DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

THE unpredictable weather in Youghal last weekend did not - in any way - deter the huge crowds of people who arrived at Farrell’s of Summerfield for the 5th annual Vintage Car and Classic Bike event. And they were not disappointed. Jags and Fords, Lincolns and Mercedes, bikes the size of baby cars, American classic cars and much more, all sat side by side in perfect peace and harmony while the visitors stood and admired them. Bonnets, radiator grills, wings, doors, lights, runners, windscreens, wipers, all shone with the TLC given to them by their passionate owners. Wide-eyed children gazed at these most extraordinary vehicles, many of which could have taken their place alongside James Bond’s Aston Martin, Back to the Future’s DeLorean or even one of the Transformers! A festival atmosphere was evident over the entire area of the spacious front lawns of Farrell’s, and for those who required food or drink sustenance, there was no shortage of those either!

This annual Vintage Festival has gone from strength to strength, with ‘Just two Cornettos!’ Cara Griffin and people travelling from many parts of Ireland to exhibit their pride and Ella Moriarty, Gortroe joy. On Sunday, a contingent travelled from the Pembroke Vintage Club in Wales, and were delighted with the attention and interest shown by those who came along on the day.

Catherine, Orlaith and Piaras Kelly with Helen & Pat Noonan, Ladysbridge

Acceleration may not be a selling point for these wonderful vintage vehicles, but one thing is for sure, they all have their own cruise control...

Ellen Waide, Neil Tivy (who was feeling a little camera shy), Sinead Collender and a giggling Isolde Tivy and Hannah Waide

The Youghal boys with Sarah O’Connor

Michael Kearney and Jerry Corcoran

Katalin Szabo, Tara Lily Walsh, Harry Michael Walsh, Fiona Rose Walsh and their grandad, Noel Woods

The Nicholson family from Youghal

Ciara & Michelle Griffin

Sisters Claudia & Una Lee

The Pink (Champagne) ladies, dressed in style Stella Perks & Sal Tivy

Gillian Toft & Emily Foyle, Piltown

Josephine & John O’Driscoll with their son’s 1963 Jaguar

Cian, Eoin and Jack Corbett, Carrigtwohill

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Curraglass comes together for Chernobyl’s Ivan THE next time you feel unfairly treated by life you might consider how cruel life has been to Ivan Barkovski. Ivan, from Belarus, has no surviving relative of any description.

Ivan now spends all day every day lying face down in bed and as a result he is completely covered in bedsores. The chairperson of the Chernobyl Children’s Trust recently paid Ivan a visit; he was both moved and appalled at Ivan’s condition.

Ivan quickly became part of the community and all in the area looked forward to his visits. For his part, Ivan loved mucking about on the farm and was a familiar sight with Pat on his tractor.

As committee and friends of the Trust and friends of Ivan we have come together to fundraise to provide Ivan with a better quality of life.

For 7 years Ivan spent time with Pat & Helen O’Brien and their family in Curraglass.

Just before Christmas last year Ivan, now 20, was driving a digger on road construction in Belarus. His digger left the road and came down an embankment. Ivan tried to jump clear but sadly he was pinned under the digger, breaking his spine.

Taken to hospital, Ivan underwent spinal surgery. As is common in Belarus Ivan’s operation was performed without anaesthetic. Doctors were unable to repair the damage, and Ivan is now paralysed from the waist down. When he was discharged Ivan was unable to return to the Orphanage, which had been his home since childhood, as all children in orphanages must be mobile. Ivan now resides in a rehabilitation centre. Unfortunately this is only a short time arrangement and Ivan now faces a bleak future as a resident in an old-folks home and remember, Ivan is only 20 years old.

Apart from bedsores, bones are protruding through his spine, he has lost a lot of weight and is worryingly thin. The Rehab centre has neither the money nor resources to cater for his needs, or to put a rehabilitation programme in place.

Ivan’s most basic and urgent need is for bed sore patches. In the long term our goal is to bring Ivan back to Ireland when he is sufficiently strong to make the journey. We then plan to have Ivan assessed in an Irish hospital, and to provide further operations or treatment as required. We are also investigating the possibility of getting a place for Ivan in a rehab centre here in Ireland. All these things, we hope, will give Ivan a much improved quality of life when he returns home to Belarus. On his return home we are extremely anxious to provide Ivan with a proper bed, hoist, wheelchair etc. We are his only family and with your help and support we can together make a huge difference to the future Ivan faces.

A fundraising Barbeque takes place in The Plough Curraglass on Saturday, June 12th at 8.30pm. Music also provided on the night. Tickets cost €15 for adults and €5 for children. Please come along and support Ivan and enjoy great food and great music. Your support would be very much appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS to Midleton College students, Blair Garcia, Isabel Rodriguez de Codes and John Sweetnam, who successfully guessed the weight of a jar of stones at the Road Binders Ltd. stand at Engineers Ireland Careers Day at the Silversprings Hotel in April.

Blair, who was only 4 grams out on the total weight, picked up €200 for his guess; while Isabel and John each received a polo shirt for their guesses.

The students are pictured above with Joe O’ Connell, Sales & Technical Advisor, Road Binders Ltd.


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Compiled by Denise FitzGerald 087 812 8262 / East Cork FEYC Golf Youghal RNLI Road, Youghal: Lifeboat rescues Links Art Craft & Design man overboard THE Youghal RNLI Lifeboat was launched on Sat urday, May 29th at 6.52am, coming to the aid of a casualty who had fallen overboard from a 6 metre fishing vessel near Youghal Bridge. The lifeboat, under the helm of Johnny Goggin and crew, Martin Morris and Mark Nolan, arrived on the scene at 6.56am where they recovered the casualty to the lifeboat, and administered first aid. It is believed that the casualty, a male, was in the water for 35 minutes and he was wearing a life jacket. The Youghal Lifeboat radioed the Lifeboat Station for medial assistance. The lifeboat arrived back at the lifeboat station and transferred the casualty to an ambulance, and he was then taken to hospital.

Youghal Transition Town Group

The Youghal Transition Town Group will, in the near future, be starting up a Community Garden Project. As they have very little funds, they would appeal to anybody for useable garden tools, or any equipment that may be of help. For further information, please contact Bernard on 086 8640285.

Youghal GIY (Grow it yourself)

The May meeting, which included a trip to Barry’s Nurseries in Inch, was very enjoyable and informative, covering fruit and vegetable growing. The next meeting of GIY is in the Youghal Library, tomorrow, Thursday, June 3rd. Everyone welcome.

Lifeboat Souvenir Shop

The Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Souvenir Shop will be open every Sunday during the summer months from 11am to 1pm.

High Spirits Junior Dance and Drama Club

New members are welcome now for the weekly classes. Age 4-6 years friom 3.30pm to 4.30pm; 7 to 8 years from 4.30pm to 5.30pm; 9 years to 11 years from 5.30pm to 6.30pm; 12 years to 16 years from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Classes are held in Youghal Community Centre every Friday. If you are interested, please call in during these times. Check out for more details.

Cork AUL Reunion

Calling all past players and supporters from the ‘87/’88 season to the ‘92/’93 season. We will be having a get-together on Sunday next, June 6th in Bertie’s at 5pm approximately. Anyone interested please contact Ray on 087 9174032 or Martin 087 2064919 to confirm if you are interested in attending.

FETAC LEVEL 5 Course. This begins in the School in September 2010 and if you are interested please text 086 8157161, or for further information contact Patricia Burns on 086 8157161.

Cancer Support Group for Youghal women

A Cancer Support Group for the women of Youghal and surrounding areas has been set up. Coping with breast cancer and other cancers can be life-changing and very difficult without mutual support and encouragement based on shared experiences. Most women find it helpful to talk with others who have gone through, or are currently dealing with, cancer. It is the right of every woman diagnosed with cancer to decide what information and support is appropriate for her.

Membership of a group can allow one the freedom to express thoughts and acknowledge one’s fears of the unknown. Informatuon obtained through a group enables one to make informed choices about what is right for them. Meetings are planned for once a month on Thursday nights at Cumann na Daoine. If you would like to join this group, or require further information, please contact Cumann na Daoine on 024 91900 or 087 2731121.

Youghal Lawn Tennis Club Summer Camp

The Summer Camp will take place from Tuesday, August 3rd, to Thursday, August 5th, and is for children aged six years and upwards. Further information from Linda on 087 6754337.

Change of venues for Sacred Roots

Mary Coughlan Trio with special guests Tracey Simon, Helen Murray and Kathleen Quinn will now play on Friday, June 18th next at Youghal International Spanish School Church, which is situated behind the wall which is directly across the road from Youghal Garda Barracks. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Brendan & Declan Murphy from (The 4 of Us)

This live show will take place on Friday, July 2nd, again in Youghal International Spanish School Church. Tickets for both shows can be purchased at Scott’s Treasure Shop, 137 North Main Street, Youghal. 024 90333.

MAY belongs to the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity in older age! Thousands of older people now take part in the Bealtaine Festival, with 2010 being its 15th year. In Youghal, a really enjoyable event took place on Sunday morning last, May 30th when, at 7am on the Front Strand, a large group of people met to celebrate this event. Wonderful singing from the Youghal Choral Society, Midleton ARA, Cantairi Mhuscrai Ballincollig, the Carrigaline Singers and the Cork Male Garda Choir echoed along the tops of the waves and floated out to sea, much enjoyed by those early risers who came out to welcome in Summer 2010.

Coffee Morning and Cake Sale Radio camp at UCC for A Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will be held in St. teenagers - Cork Campus Mary’s Collegiate Church tomorrow, Thursday, June 3rd at 10.30am. Proceeds to South Abbey Na- Radio 98.3FM tional School and St Mary’s Collegiate Church. All are welcome, and your support would be appreciated.

Youghal 4 Mile Road Race/Walk

The Road Race/Walk will be held in conjunction with Youghal Athletic Club and will take place on Sunday, July 18th, starting at 3pm from Summerfield Cross. The race headquarters is Farrell’s, Summerfield Bar and the entry fee is €10. All proceeds to Marymount Hospice, and there are numerous prizes. The race will be held over an accurately measured course. AAI permit. Headphones are not allowed during the race. Refreshments after the race. All entries taken from 12 noon. No excuses, you have plenty of time to get fit and in running form! For further information contact 086 2129367.

Youghal Bay Bridge Club

The AGM of Youghal Bay Bridge Club took place in the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Thursday last, May 27th at which Helen Keane was elected President for 2010/2011 and Jean Kelly is the Hon. Secretary. All good wishes are extended to the new President and her committee for the coming year. 25/5/10 1st R Landers / H Keane; 2nd E Hunt / L Kenneally; 3rd P Cooper / V Medve 27/5/10 N/S 1st O Cotter / C Bennett; 2nd A Schofield / K Stack; 3rd G Stack / M Power E/W 1st M Flavin / I Beecher; 2nd E Slattery / J Whelehan; 3rd M Beausang / P McCarthy

Youghal Arts Network Midsummer Masked Ball

The Midsummer Masked Ball will take place on Saturday, June 19th at 9pm in the Mall Arts Centre. Music by The Swingin’ Blue Cats. The night will include a buffet meal, drinks and lots of craic. Price €60. Black tie. Tickets are available from Alan Prim, Gallery 126 (087 9109423), from Jack O’Patsy’s or from any committee member. A great night guaranteed.

This summer, a Radio Camp has been organised. A limited number of places are offered to students aged 15 + to take part in this week long fun event in the studios of Cork Campus Radio 98.3FM. The radio summer camp will start June 7th and run until August 23rd ( June is fully booked). Full details and the online booking form can all be found at

Youghal Indoor Bowls results

4/5/10: winners were Rita Ryall, Carol Mullaly, Harry Parsons and Kitty O’Sullivan. 11/5/10: Winners were Michael Bevan, Sheila Kenneally, Sheila O’Sullivan and Noreen Hennessy. 16/5/10: Winners, John Fitzgerald, Pat O’Leary, Ann Galvin, Bridget Flavin. Killary Trip: A group from the club travelled to Killarney on the May weekend, and Vina O’Leary and Michael Shiels represented the club well, bringing back prizes.

Events at Cumann na Daoine

Wednesday, June 2nd from 10am to 12.30pm FAS Clinic; 1.30pm to 3.30pm Walking Group; 7.30pm to 9pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group); 7.30pm to 9pm Disability Group; 7.30pm to 9.30pm Cancer Support Group

At the Walter Raleigh Hotel

4/6/10: Dancing to ‘Checkers’ in aid of Chernobyl Fund; 6/6/10: Club Walter Nightclub Disco 7/6/10: Dancing to Pat Daly & Peter Lee in aid of COPE Foundation 12/6/10: Live Show - Chain Gang ( Male Strippers). LADIES ONLY SHOW! 25/6/10: Walter Raleigh Dancing Weekend in association with Community Radio Youghal. Dancing with Sam Doherty 26/6/10: Walter Raleigh Dancing Weekend in association with Community Radio Youghal. Dancing with Michael Collins 27/6/10: Walter Raleigh Dancing Weekend in association with Community Radio Youghal. Dancing with PJ Murrihy & Friends.

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At our meeting on May 19th, Sheila Crean of Crean’s Farm Shop gave a very informative talk on the growing of hedge and herbs and encouraged us to go down to organic rate if at all possible. We learned a lot from Sheila who made growing your own so easy and most of all fun. Well done to our members who took part in the Fermoy Flower Festival recently. Ye did us proud. Well done to one and all. June 16th is an important date for your dairy as it’s our annual outing and this year we travel to Wexford, where we will visit Lucy’s Wood Garden, Tombrick Gardens and Coolought Garden Centre. The dinner on the return journey is in the Granville Hotel in Waterford. The bus leaves Conna at 8.30am.

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A Musical Feast for Youghal


ICA ladies from Cork in Dove Hill Shopping Centre on the return journey home CENTENARY celebrations were was Breda Whelan of Kilmore Duncannon and Ballyhack. held in Wexford from May 5th to Quay Guild. 49 ladies travelled in At the gala ball at the Talbot Hotel, 8th. On May 15th 1910 Mrs. total. The pick up for the Knock- Mary Holland from Knockraha Harold Lett formed the first raha ladies was Little Island. ICA celebrated her birthday. branch of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, then known The trip included lunch in Dun- On the Friday, there was a photoas the United Irishwomen. garvan, a visit to John F Kennedy graphic exhibition and craft disPark in New Ross, Tomhaggard play, an Ecumenical Service at This meeting was held in St and Kilmore Quay-Stella Maris. Bree Church followed by parade Aidan’s Hall, Bree, Co. Wexford. to the memorial garden, the unJoe Walsh’s Coach came from The group also travelled to the veiling of a commemorative Wexford and travelling with him Hook Penninsula & Lighthouse, plaque and planting of an oak tree,

as well as the Presidential Public Address and other speakers. On Saturday, the group visited the Ros Tapestry Centre and the Dunbrody Famine Ship arriving back in Little Island at 5pm. A great time was had by all. Some say it was the best holiday they ever went on. It was nice to see travel with neighbouring guilds, as it gave us a chance to get to know one better.

Mogeely Vintage Club raise €13,500 for ACT even after roadside collection curbed

CONGRATULATIONS to all involved with Mogeely Vintage Club, who raised €13,500 for Aid Cancer Treatment, the proceeds of their recent road run and pavement collection. The club had to cancel their road collection after a member of the public complained that it was holding up traffic, but still amassed a huge sum for ACT. Above, Denis Hennessy, Chairman, Mogeely Vintage Club presents the

fundraising cheque to Pat McCarthy, Chairperson, ACT alongside Yvonne Davidson, ACT, CUH and Eileen Ahern, Sec., Midleton Branch. This was Mogeely Vintage Club’s 8th year supporting ACT, who have received over €100,000 from Mogeely VC over the years.

Many thanks to all who supported the road run.

YOUGHAL Musical Society are presenting a most wonderful show called SHOWSTOPPERS which will take place in the Mall Arts Centre for six nights, commencing June 8th to June 13th inclusive at 8pm each evening. The East Cork Journal went along to Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) on Sunday last, where the Society were deep into rehearsals. Just before entering the building, the most wonderful singing could be heard soaring out into the open air, and the depth and beauty of that singing would stand the hairs on your arms. The cast were rehearsing a song from the Musical, “Blood Brothers” entitled ‘Marilyn Monroe’ and it was truly an amazing and moving experience.

This, then, is just one of the fantastic array of entertainment from the various Musicals which Youghal Musical Society are bringing to the people of Youghal next week. Other Musicals include Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, Sister Act, South Pacific, Miss Saigon, Kismet and Cats Eileen Hunt told the East Cork Journal that fantastic singers from all over the Cork County area make up this wonderful show, and Youghal Musical Society are indeed honoured that such talented entertainers wish to be part of their Group. “This show”, she said, “is going to be the best ever and even those involved in the show are themselves very impressed with the level of singing and talent of the cast.”

Showstoppers is directed by Terri Byrne, assisted by Geraldine McGowan and Karen Pender. The Musical Director is Dominic Finn. All indications are that this will be a sell out Concert and, judging from the rehearsals and the superb variety of Musicals included, perhaps the title of the show should be changed from SHOWSTOPPERS to SHOWTOPPERS! Tickets at Cree’s Card Shop – Adults €15 and children U-12 €8.

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Ballincurrig and Leamlara Communions 2010

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Jodie Brennan gets huge support from her family and large group of friends on her special day

The McEvoy family looking forward to the ceremonies

Yvonne and Aoibhe Savage pictured with Marie Murphy, who teaches in Bishop Ahern NS Leamlara. Aoibhe was singing in the Choir for the Communions and Yvonne’s nephew, Shane, received his First Holy Communion

Jamie, Stephanie and John Brennan enjoying the sunshine before the ceremony

Anna Morrissey smiles for the East Cork Journal, surrounded by her family

Robbie Kinnane in great form with three generations of his family.

Good friends Susan and Peg Roe with Donal Murphy. Peg’s grandson, Stephen Jnr. made his First Holy Communion

Diarmuid Ward with his family, enjoying the day

Bridie Barry with her smiling family

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Cobh hopes to clean up in Tidy Districts competition 2010

Facing facts: Are we reaching our full potential? “Tourism potential not getting recognition it deserves”

says Youghal councillor, Donie Daly

THE Labour Party recently launched its proposals to sustain and develop the Tourism industry. The proposal ‘Extending the Welcome’ sets out the Party’s plan. ’Extending the Welcome’ is another part of the Labour Party’s policy to put job creation and job retention at the top of the national agenda. Following on from our Job creation document and our proposal for a Strategic Investment Bank to actually lend to businesses, we have a sector specific document which sets out our vision for the industry.

Tourism is big business for Ireland. In 2009 it contributed €5.2 billion in revenue, with over €1.2 billion benefiting the exchequer in taxation. In 2008, tourism accounted for 4% of National GDP. Total employment in the sector is estimated by the CSO as almost 120,000. Tourism provides jobs and stimulates the economy up and down the country, from Waterville to Waterford, from Dunmore East to Donegal. Our proposals clearly set out the challenges facing the industry. More importantly, however, it sets out our strategies on how to return vibrancy to the industry, a vibrancy not based on tax breaks or subject to the whims of Government ministers or, indeed, volcanoes in Iceland. Some of

down to the work of individual citizens, Residents’ Associations and the Town Council. “The efforts of so many people should be recognised and rewarded. People can learn so much by seeing how others are successful, so we have completely revamped the competition and the Awards Ceremony. This competition will help to show Cobh at its very best”.

Organised by Cobh Tidy Towns Committee under the auspices of Pictured are Don Crowley, Manager, Cobh Credit Union; Ursula Cobh Town Council, this reDuffy, Secretary, Cobh Tidy Towns; Hendrick Verwey, Chairman vamped competition is now being generously sponsored by Cobh Tidy Towns; Terry Anderson, Treasurer, Cobh Credit Cobh Credit Union. Union; Jim O’Rourke, Treasurer, Cobh Tidy Towns; Mayor Paddy Whitty; Colman Rasmussen, Chairman, Cobh Credit At the recent presentation of the Union and Cllr. Paddy Histon, Cobh Tidy Towns Committee sponsorship cheque for €3000 to ENTRIES are now open for the Speaking about the competition, the Tidy Towns Committee, Cobh – Great Island Tidy Dis- Hendrick Verwey of Cobh Tidy Cobh Credit Union manager, tricts competition 2010 and Towns Committee said “Cobh Don Crowley said “The people everyone living on the Great Is- has made great advances in the of Cobh are seeing big improveland is encouraged to be in- Tidy Towns competition in re- ments in the town over the last volved. cent years, and this is primarily few years and a lot of this is

the major proposals in the document include: - Removing or significantly reducing barriers to access such as the air travel tax. - Extending the ‘Golden Trekker’ scheme to all CIE schemes, at off peak times. - The development of interactive Irish tourism applications for Mobile Internet Devices - Providing supports to SME’s in the tourism sector - A reformed and speeded up visa process - The development of a foreign language policy in the tourism sector - Extension of the Culture Night into a twice yearly event - Implementing legislation to allow for the downward review of rents - Promoting strategies that would encourage ecotourism in more areas around Ireland - Protecting the Tourism Marketing Fund as an investment in the growth of tourism. With this strategy the Labour Party is determined to put Tourism at the top of the agenda. Tourism provides almost 120,000 jobs. It provides employment for people of varying skill levels from part-time workers to IT graduates. It also provides jobs on a dispersed basis. Unlike the farce that has been the National Spatial Strategy, tourism provides employment

down to the work of the Tidy Towns Committee and the volunteers who help. When people see a group out painting railings it lifts the consciousness that something is being achieved and that we, as a town, are heading in the right direction”. Colman Rasmussen, Chairman of the Credit Union Board continued “As the largest community based and community owned organisation and business in Cobh, we are delighted to support the Tidy Towns committee in their work and in their ambition to win the National Tidy Towns Competition in 2012”. Ursula Duffy, Paddy Histon and Jim O’Rourke who are stalwarts of the Tidy Towns committee, went on to explain that the winning of the Tidy Towns Award would seem an extraordinarily high target for Cobh to aim for. However, winning would pay huge dividends. Cobh’s ranking

and stimulus to the local economy across the country. Towns such as Dingle, Doolin and Shannonbridge remain vibrant because of their ability to continuously attract tourists. Implementing this plan cannot wait. Overseas tourist numbers continue to plummet, yet the Government persists with an exit tax that damages the country, fails to provide adequate broadband to meet the tourism needs of the 21st century, and retains an outdated and limiting visa application process. Labour in Government will address the needs of the industry and the tourists alike, protect jobs and maintain an attractive environment for our visitors, local and international.

Motor Tax System hits less well off

Our motor tax system pinches from the pockets of the less well off, and is in need of a good service. It is a tax on the less well off. It is unfair that people who can’t afford to pay a lump sum annual fee, get charged 13% more if they tax their car quarterly, or 11% more if they pay up half yearly. People need a taxed car to go to work or to look for work and they should not be penalised by unjustified charges.

has improved consistently over recent years and Cobh Tidy Towns Committee feel that winning in 2012 is achievable over a three year programme. Winning would single Cobh out as a “must see” destination, it would strengthen pride in Cobh among her citizens, and it would show that Cobh is serious about becoming the premier tourist destination on the south coast of Ireland. With the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic in 2012 the international spotlight will shine on Cobh, and the town has to ready itself for hundreds of thousands of visitors. Cobh can attract ever-increasing numbers of Cruise liners each year, and tourism can provide employment for many of Cobh’s citizens.

The Tidy Districts competition has three sections: * The Best Presented Housing Estate, Street or Area * The Blooming Marvellous

Last year almost one million of our motorists paid their motor tax quarter or half yearly, compared to the more than one and a half million drivers who could afford the better value yearly fee. It seems that when it comes to motor tax a considerable number of people either haven’t the money or choose not to pay the cheaper yearly option. It needs to change so that the quarterly and half yearly fees are just that, 25% and 50% of the annual motor tax cost. The argument that periodical fees are higher due to administration costs is no longer valid, now that car tax can be done on-line. There is virtually no extra expenditure involved, and certainly no reason why those who can’t afford the lump sum have to pay more.

Youghal - Tallow Road Potholes

Following on from my article of last week regarding the potholes on the Youghal – Tallow road, I must have struck a chord with the powers that be as, much to my delight, all the offending potholes were filled in after the East Cork Journal appeared on the shelves. Hopefully the tar will stay in the holes longer than it did the last time they were filled! Fingers crossed!

competition for the best planted container * The Best Garden

The Gala Awards Ceremony in early September will be an Audio Visual presentation of what is best, and what could be better, so as to inspire everyone to aim higher and be better each year.

Entering the Cobh – Great Island Tidy Districts Competition 2010, either as a Residents’Association or as an Individual Citizen, will contribute to making Cobh – Great Island an even nicer place to live in, visit or do business in, and will bring us ever closer to our collective goal: Cobh – Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2012! Entry forms are available from Cobh Credit Union, Cobh Town Council offices and the Freecycle Noticeboard in SuperValu. Entries close on July 2nd.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

In The Driving Seat Understanding Tyre Sidewall Markings

FOR many drivers, the sidewall of a tyre is a mystery. They may be able to spot the manufacturer’s name and the model, but beyond that, the rest of the information means nothing. Even when they have copied down the size of the rubber to call around for prices, owners are often in the dark about what the numbers represent.

So here we explain the mass of detail contained on every sidewall, to help you when it comes to replacing your tyres, but also to check that the ones you’re running are right for your car and in good condition. 1. Tyre Size Designation On all 4x4 tyres there will be an LT in front of the tyre size if the tyre is of a reinforced construction. LT means light truck (reinforced). If there is a ‘P’ or no lettering at all, then it will be a Passenger tyre type. We strongly recommend fitting the same type of tyre on all four corners of the vehicle, fitting different types of tyre on the same vehicle can cause issues with the vehicles handling characteristics. The ‘235’ is the nominal width of the tyres cross section in millimetres. The ‘85’ is the ‘aspect ratio’ the ratio of the side wall height to the cross-section width. The ‘R’ stands for radial-ply construction. The ‘16’ stands for diameter (in inches) of the wheel that the tyre is designed to fit. Always ensure that the tyre fitted has the correct or higher load/speed rating as specified for the vehicle. It is not recommended to mix tyres

with different load/speed ratings on the same axle. 2. Indicates exterior sidewall on asymetric tyres for fitting purposes. 3. Load Pressure Information(Not required in the UK). 4. Brand Name 5. Tyre Construction Details (Not required in the UK). 6. European ECE Type Approval mark number. 7. Load Capacity Index Shows the maximum weight the tyre can carry at the speed indicated by its speed rating.

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1 in 45 drivers regularly use mobile while driving 89,497 Penalty Point Notices Issued for Mobile Phone Offences RESEARCH revealed by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) last week has shown that as many as 1 in 5 drivers regularly use their mobile phone while driving. The RSA is appealing to drivers to be aware of the dangers of using a phone while driving, as research suggests that driver distraction plays a role in up to 30% of all road collisions. The survey was conducted by Millward Browne Lansdowne on behalf of the RSA, in November 2009, among 1,000 drivers, on their use of a hands-free or handheld mobile phone while driving.

It found that; * 1 in 5 drivers admitted to using their hand-held mobile phone at least sometimes when driving * The use of hands-free mobile phones is more common with 1 in 5 drivers saying they often or always use their hands-free phone when driving * 1 in 10 people say they send text messages while driving * 1 in 20 drivers admitted to regularly using their hand-held mobile phone.

Drivers must focus their attention on driving and remain fully alert to other road users and unpre-

dictable hazards on the roads. A moment’s distraction can lead to tragedy and a lifetime of pain and suffering for families and friends”. The research also revealed some worrying statistics in relation to texting and driving. Almost 1 in 10 people surveyed said they sometimes, often, or always text while driving. Drivers who text while driving spend up to 400% more time with their eyes off the road, and their ability to see and respond to road traffic signs or maintain their position on the road is significantly reduced.

Over half of all drivers surveyed said they spend at least a few minutes on the phone while driving, with 1% admitting to spending more than an hour on the phone. Penalty points for driving a vehicle while holding a mobile phone came into force in September 2006. It is now the second highest penalty point offence in Ireland, after speeding, with almost 90,000 offences recorded up to 30th April 2010. This represents an increase of over 22,000 in just 12 months since 30th April 2009.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Castlemartyr Communions 2010

Kerri Hourigan and Freya Coleman

Andrea Hogan and family

Caitlin and Eoin Cotter and their family

John O’Connor with his brother, mam and grandad

Caoimhe Barry and family

A happy trio of Rob, Odhran and Peter pose for a picture

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Peter Fleming and family

Conor Ronayne and family

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Young innovators say ‘be happy’ at St. Colman’s DON’T worry, be happy - but expect the unexpected is the message at Young Social Innovators local showcase in St. Colman’s, Midleton.

St. Colman’s Community College held their first local showcase on Tuesday, May 18th. This is an event that celebrates the hard work of the YSI Groups from St. Colman’s, and it is an event that the school hope will grow and become an annual event. Students from the current Transition Year displayed projects that dealt with issues of social justice.

This year the school had a total of four groups. They were ‘Destination Zero’, a group that did a project on eating disorders and the influence that the media has on young people; ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ who did a project on teenage mental health and how young people find to difficult to talk about; Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ who did a project on study guides and study tips and finally ‘Expect the Unexpected’ continued a project

started by an earlier TY group on Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

The night was a great success with Niall O’Neill, Garda Rachel McGrath, members of the Parents Council and the local Education Committee all coming along to support the great work done. The Principal, Mr. Tom Hughes was also on hand to celebrate and congratulate the students on their commitment and hard work.

On the night the school’s Home School Community liaison, Ms Judy Murray launched a new programme to the school; Meitheal. Meitheal is a programme set up to help first year students integrate more smoothly into second level. The current TY students will become the Meitheal Team for next year, and have just completed their training.

The class thanked their teachers for all their support, and refreshments were enjoyed by all.

St. Colman’s Community College TY students Darren O’Regan, Jack Moran, Daniel Guerin and Gregg Laffan

The Meitheal Leadership team for September 2010 who will show their own initiative and use their own talents to take first year students under their wing (Photos: Allan Meek

The ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ group

Joan and Michelle Aherne came along to see how well the students had done Dawn and Jerry O’Brien on the night

David and Michelle

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Laura Gaffney, Stephanie Kelly and Alison McMahon

Anna, Martin, Karen and Martin

Pat and Ann-Marie Murphy had come to support their son Kevin

Garda Rachel McGrath with 9 month old Layla and School Principal Tom Hughes

‘Gregg’s Mammy’ with Chloe Laffan, Hilda Balcik and Mary Carey

School Principal Tom Huges with Chairman of the Board of Management, Niall O’Neill

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Waterford Way

With Declan Barron

Ballyduff set to welcome Fleadh Cheoil visitors

Sporting delight for Cappoquin NS and Blackwater CS

CAPPOQUIN boys NS captured the “A” schools Western hurling title for the first time recently after a magnificent game with neighbours, Lismore, with just a single point separating the sides at the finish, 3-5 to 3-4 in favor of Cappoquin. In the girls Camogie Final, Cappoquin and Lismore also fought it out with victory again going to Cappoquin by a narrow margin. Both winning Cappoquin captains, Aaron O’Sullivan and Aisling Power, will be part of the Waterford Primary Schools teams in Thurles for the Waterford v Clare matches on Bank Holiday Monday. Making it a truly great week for the area was the Blackwater CS first year soccer side that captured All Ireland honours by defeating Colaiste Bhride from Enniscorthy in the final played at Ozier Park in Waterford. This game went down to penalties, with Blackwater coming out on top 4-3 as joint team captains, Jessica Glavin and Elaine Looby, lifted the cup.

Best of luck to County Teams

WITH a slice of luck Waterford could well qualify for four Munster finals in a 24 hour period as, on Sunday, the Senior and Junior footballers bid to defeat Limerick in Fraher field Dungarvan with throw in at 12 noon and 2pm. On Bank Holiday Monday it will be the turn of the senior and intermediate hurlers who meet Clare in the semi final at Semple Stadium Thurles with a 1pm and 3pm throw in time. If things were to go right for Waterford in terms of results, they could well be in four Munster finals in the space of 24 hours, so the very best of luck is wished to all four sides that have a host of players from Western clubs involved.

Lions head for Lismore

DUNGARVAN Lions Club will head for Lismore Castle on Saturday June 6th for a fundraising event to be held in Lismore Castle Gardens. This event promises to be a great family day out and further details can be got by contacting any member of the Dungarvan Lions club.

Pattern Festival Sponsored Walk in Ardmore

THE VILLAGE of Ballyduff is set for another influx of visitors over the coming weekend, as once more it plays host to the Waterford Fleadh Cheoil event which begins on Thursday night and continues over the weekend. A host of events and competitions will take place in the local hall while most of the local pubs will have traditional music on all weekend. The Log Cabin pub will host a question time “As Gaeilge”, while singing and instrumental competitions will take

place over the weekend. On Friday there will be Set Dancing and Ceilí Competition in St Michael’s Hall from 7pm. Saturday will be a very busy day, with competition commencing at 11am with singing in the Library. Workshops continue throughout the afternoon and there will also be a gala concert on Saturday June 6th at 8pm featuring new group “Caladh Nua”. So, Ballyduff is set to be a hive of music activity over the coming weekend.

Another sad day in Helvick THE fishing village of Helvick in An Rinn was again plunged into sadness with the loss of two lives last week. Tipperary men, John O’Brien and Pat Esmonde, lost their lives in an ill fated fishing trip for mackerel when they both drowned after going out in a three foot inflatable dingy. Following a day long search by the Helvick Life Boat, Naval Vessel L.E.Orla, Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps Helicopter and Naval divers, the bodies were recovered together at around 11am on Tuesday morning. They were in about 25 meters of water some 100 meters from where they were last seen fishing at

around 5pm on Sunday evening. This tragic incident will, of course, be investigated, but once again it brings home to us the perils associated with going out on the water. Proper survival gear must be worn and safety training, along with distress flares, should be in all craft going out on the water. It is now a long time since local Helvick lads, Pat Tobin and PJ Rossiter, lost their lives in a boating accident but this recent incident brings back all those sad feelings to the people of Helvick as two more men lose their lives at sea. Both men had young families, and it is these who will feel their loss the most.

Lismore shocked by death of popular Town Clerk, Eric Flynn

I, LIKE many others, was shocked by the sudden death of Eric Flynn who was Town Clerk of Lismore. Eric was one of the most obliging gentlemen that you would ever come across, and his loss will be sorely missed by his family and by his many friends in West Waterford and East Cork. I would meet Eric occasionally in passing, and it was always a pleasure to talk to him. As returning officer for Lismore Town Council Elections, he was always courteous, efficient and above all obliging to us members of the press. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Tina, sons Ryan and Errol and daughter Elaine and to his extended family on your sad loss. “May he rest in Peace”.

ON THIS Friday, June 4th the 10k sponsored walk, in aid of Ardmore Pattern Festival funds will take place commencing at 6-30pm. If you cannot do the walk then please sponsor a walker, as all funds raised go towards putting on the Pattern Festival, which continues to get bigger and better each year. Also, watch out for the increased traffic on the roads due to the better spell of weather, while silage cutting has also started so be seen to make sure that you are safe.

Fundraiser in Marine Bar on Saturday Night

LOCAL Ardmore youngster, Nicholas Lenane will soon be heading off to Mozambique on a foreign aid stint. He will be holding a fundraising night in the Marine Bar on Saturday June 6th. There will be Music and an auction on the night, so it would be nice to see you all pop in and help Nicholas achieve his financial target.

Called to eternal reward

ALSO called to their eternal rewards recently were Ann Looby of College Road, Ardmore and Alice Scanlon from Cappoquin. Both ladies gave a huge amount of time to their local communities as do their families to this day, and our sympathy is extended to both families on their sad loss. Over the weekend Bernard Moloney from Clashmore was also taken from us, and we extend our sympathy to his family also.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Bull-y for them: Midleton Show 2010 THE Midleton Show attracted a fine crowd to its new home on Sunday last, and while the odd shower or two made life uncomfortable, the show still attracted a record crowd, that enjoyed the huge number of activities on offer. As usual the horses, cattle and sheep judging competitions attracted plenty of entries, while there were plenty of other activities to interest all the spectators who remained happy in spite of the showery, overcast conditions. And, as an added bonus, those watching Cork vs. Tipp on the TV at the show weren’t disappointed with the outcome there either.

Henry Dudley, John Newman and Tom Rycroft, Limerick Cork and Kerry annual visitors to Midleton Show

Sisters Liz Kerr and Rosemary Dale

Albert De Cogan from Castlemartyr with his 1st prize winning Hereford Bull from his Imokilly breed

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Ciara Leahy, with Chloe and Melissa Joyce

Ciara, Laura, Peter, Ross and JP with Velvet getting ready to compete

Eddie and Kelly Hurley with Sir Twinkle Toes

Charlie White and Emma Page

Mairead Quinn with Biscuit, a Shiba Inu breed

Ken and Carol Belden taking Maverick for a walk

Angela McCormack waiting to be called

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Midleton Agricultural Show 2010

Tommy Cregan with his Hereford Bull

Roisin Dale joins the Harty family from Dungarvan

Young David Barry is a winner with his ram

James G and Willie Drumm from Castleisland in Kerry who were winners in the Charolis Class

Jody and Tim Townend were among the winners

Action from the Pony Jumping

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Gillian Bourke

Jamie Casey from Glanmire awaits judging Laura Cummins

Horse Box becomes Dog Box

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Youghal Credit Union celebrate in style



YOUGHAL Credit Union is a Financial Co-Operative which depends on the interaction between staff, customers and volunteers. On Saturday night last, Youghal Golf Club was the venue for the Credit Union Dinner, which was held to honour the many volunteers and staff who work so hard to give a service to its members which is second to none.

John Colbert, Chairman, was delighted to welcome everybody to the event, which was a huge success, having a superb meal served by Emma, with music playing in the background by Sean Ahern which put everyone in a festive mood.

Liz & Michael Coleman

A very popular presentation was made by Eleanor Barry to Joe Martin and Jerry McCarthy who, between them, have given eighty years of voluntary service to the Credit Union. Jerry and Joe were surprised and delighted with the presentation and Ann McCarthy was not forgotten either, being presented with a magnificent bouquet of flowers. For the others present, a raffle was held during the night, with a prize (almost) for everyone in the audience.

John Colbert, Chairman, Youghal Credit Union Good music, good food, wonderful company –and not a NAMA in Eleanor Barry, Youghal Credit Union makes a pres- makes a presentation to Jerry McCarthy for his long service to YCU entation to Joe Martin for his long service to YCU sight! In fact, it was a CREDIT to the organising committee.

Ann McCarthy & Anne Muckley at Youghal Credit Union Dinner Dance at Youghal Golf Club

Deborah Foley with Derek Aherne

Diarmuid Ó Dálaigh, Julie Ní Chomhraí and Jerry McCarthy

Mary Morrisson and friends

‘What did she just say?’ Dick Wade can’t believe his ears alongside Mary Colbert

Tina Murphy, Debbie Laatz, Eilish O’Connor and Breeda Morrisson

Adrian Sellars and Edel Smiddy

Christine & Ger Griffin

Michael and Eileen Barry with Ita Treacy

Long-serving Youghal Credit Union volunteers - who have over 80 years of service between them - Jerry McCarthy and Joe Martin

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A sporting chance Midleton College twins have golf down to a tee


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Lismore ladies golf

CONGRATULATIONS to 5th Form students, Edel and Julie Coyne, Youghal, who retained the Munster Senior Girls Golf Championship title this year, proceeding to the All-Ireland senior girls’ golf championship in Dublin.


21/5/10 - 26/5/10 Ladies Open Day 3Ball Champagne Scramble Sponsored by TQS Intergration. 1st Amanda Power (19), Betty Daly (36), Laoise Chonchubair (36) 95pts b9. 2nd Joan Cahillane (15), Catherine Neville (34), Alice Henley (35) 95pts. 3rd Mary Beecher (24),Gertrude Florack (24), Berna Peterson (30) 93pts.

9 Hole Bottle Competition for May 1st Catherine Neville (34) 22pts 2nd JoJo Tobin (23) 21½pts.

Hard luck to our Intermediate team who were defeated by Youghal in the Gold Coast on Sat last. Many of the matches were down to the wire in windy conditions. Well done to the ladies who were on the team, Marie Condon, Nora O’Sullivan, Katherine Moynihan, Kay Condon and Amanda Power and also to the caddies and the managers for their efforts.


30/5/10 -2/6/10: 18 hole stroke, medal competition.

Killeagh GAA golf society Results from outing to Cobh on Thursday, May 27th: Winner Pat O’Keeffe (18) 2nd Sean Treacy (16) 3rd Ger Ahern (5) Best Gross Marion Sweeney (8) 5th Martin Murphy (18) 6th Derek Binchy (18) 7th John Keniry (18) 8th Ray Rochford (13)

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East Cork Ladies Darts Results for 27/5:

Finns were home to Batts with Finns wining 3-2, while Colberts were home to Notices for singles and foursomes club championships are up on noticeboard. These comthe Thatch, with the Thatch winning 4-1. The Long Point were home to Johnny petitions will be starting soon. Mac’s with Johnny Macs winning 5 -0. Maggie May’s had a bye. Our 9 Hole Stableford Ongoing Bottle Competition continues.

Next week’s games are as follows: Batts are home to Colberts, Maggie May’s are The Desperate Housewife’s Competition goes ahead every Monday night at 6.30pm for home to the Long Point, Johnny Mac’s are any ladies interested in taking up or just trying out the game. No pressure, just fun for all, home to Finns and the Thatch Bar have followed by a cuppa. Newcomers welcome. a bye. 11/7/10 - 14/7/10 is our next Open Day 2 Ball Better Ball. Good Luck to Amanda and Mag who have reached the last 16 of the Daily Mail fourKeep a watch out as the ladies dousomes, and who take on New Ross at home this Tues. Lets hope you can keep the form bles are coming up shortly. A big going ladies. thank you to Colberts for sponsorBest wishes to Betty Joyce who has been out of action for a little while now. We look foring this tournament. Let‘s play ward to having you back in action and showing the splendid form that you displayed in the darts. spring league, Betty.

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There’s a

STORM brewing

75% full 170 year wait for for next Classical Fencing month’s students in ‘Lakes of Killarney Carrigtwohill Festival of Golf’


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

MOMENTUM is building ahead of the 2010 Golf Pairs Competition of the season at Killarney Golf Club, when the hopefuls of amateur golf tee up on Tuesday, June 29th. The ‘Lakes of Killarney Festival of Golf’ has received tremendous entries so far and 75% of the time sheet is full, but there is still some availability for the ‘Must Play’ golf event of the year.

A fantastic opportunity for players to visit, stay and play in the Kingdom for an unbelievable low cost.

“A disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction OR a violent outburst or outbreak of expression”

WELL that is the definition according to the good people of Oxford. Close but no cigar. They omitted to mention that it was also devilishly good fun. On its maiden voyage across the valleys of Southern Ireland, the Storm was outstanding.

There was definitely a huge sense of anticipation in the atmosphere as the latest addition to the Winner Kayak family (other siblings can be viewed at was unveiled. And this little pocket rocket did not disappoint. The sun was splitting the rocks in West Cork as we went in search of rapids worthy of the debutant. This, itself, was a daunting task, as the waterways synonymous with grade 5 descents were suffering from a four week drought, not a normal complaint in this part of the world. To compound the atmospheric conditions, there was no surf to test this baby out on either, so we had no option but to trek high into the mountains, searching for the bubbling sound of stoppers.

From a personal point of view I was delighted with this new arrival, despite never having sat into it, I fell in love with it immediately. After two hours of travelling over the most difficult of terrain, with this baby on my shoulder, we were still in love. The only aspect of the Storm that is light-weight is the actual lightness of the weight.

Veteran of the Irish paddling fraternity, Will Casey, was our Sherpa and stunt man. He spent four hours on a scorching hot afternoon shooting rapids, plummeting off falls and generally trying to remove his torso from his lower lumbar region (unsuccessfully I might add). Watching this one man and his Storm taking on the standing waves and sling shooting whirlpools, was like watching Benjamin Button. He definitely regressed a good twenty of his many years between getting into the kayak and getting out. When asked of this phenomenon that occurred in from of us, Will simply explained that the freedom of expression in his paddling was achieved by the simple maneuverability of the Storm. When we eventually made it back to civilization, I pushed this man of few words for a little more feedback. The secret he said was the adjustments in the boat made for a snug fit, the snug fit made for a maneuverable ride, the maneuverable ride made for a freedom of expression and based on that freedom of expression, mine’s a “Guinness”. The net result of our day in the mountains and rivers of Southern Ireland is simple, the Storm is now the number one contender for European Kayak of the Year.

The Storm and its successful sit on sibling, the Velocity, are available exclusively from Matthews of Cork on Lavitts Quay. Both represent fantastic value with the Storm being a retailing steal at 499 including spray deck and paddle, while the Velocity is a bargain at 399 including backrest and paddle. For further information, check out the rest of this talented family at

The three courses in operation at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Lackabane, Mahony’s Point and Killeen are in magnificent condition and Par 4 Events and Tournament Director, Tim O’Sullivan has nothing but praise for the staff at Killarney Golf Club.

Indeed, the recent inspection of the course has definitely had the ‘WOW Factor’ and tied in with the great overall deals on offer for the visitor to Killarney, it certainly looks like a winning formula. There are a host of big names entered so far, Stan Boardman, Mike England, Denis Taylor and Steve Davis to name a few, with other big names and very familiar faces to be seen over the course of the three days. Destination Killarney, Ladbrokes and Killarney Golf and Fishing Club all fully support the event and with a lot of good will and good thinking all 54 tee boxes will be donated to the Carers Association over the three days.

It is important to recognise the importance of the great work that the Carers Association do 365 days of the year, and this is a nice way for Par 4 Golf Events to do their little bit to help what is a great cause. As May comes to an end the excitement will build throughout the month of June ahead of the ‘Lakes of Killarney Festival of Golf’.

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Charlotte Daly receives her award

Leonora Kenneally

Maestro, Tom Brennan & Assistant Coach, Noel Flynn with Maria Delany

Niamh Shanahan & her proud mother

Tom Scott receives his bronze award in Classical Fencing

FOR the first time in more than 170 years, six students of Classical Fencing received Certification at Bronze Level in Foil Fencing.

Maestro Brennan and Assistant Coach, Noel Flynn also gave a demonstration of Foil, Eppe and Sabre Sword Fencing.

The certificates were presented by Classical Fencing Master, Thomas W. Brennan BFA, SSS, BHF. The presentation was assisted by the Fencing Club Assistant Coach, Noel Flynn.

Classical Fencing differs greatly from the discipline of Olympic/Sports Fencing, in that it provides students with the training and discipline required in all great martial arts.

The certificates were presented at St. David’s Community Hall, Church of Ireland, Carrigtwohill on May 26th to Tom Scott, Charlotte Daly, Maria Delany, Niamh Shanahan, Leonora Kenneally and Ned Cotter.

The ceremony was attended by family and friends of the fencing scholars. A celebration of the scholars achievements followed a demonstration of their newly aquired art and skill of swordsmanship.

Classical Fencing is the primary martial art, and was practiced in fencing rooms throughout Ireland and Europe. This training was neccessary for the duelling culture which exisited throughout Europe from the 1500’s to the middle of the 19th century.

The Classical Fencing Club meets every Wednesday in St. David’s Hall, Carrigtwohill from 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome, with or without experience.

Claycastle Pitch & Putt Club

THE final of the Claycastle Pitch & Putt Club Matchplay competition, sponsored by Michael Farrell of Farrell’s Bar, Summerfield was won by Anthony O’Loughlin.

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Castlemartyr’s Paula Collins heads to Uganda - and she’s not horsing around


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Season comes alive for Cork hurlers

Carmel Barry (right), Treasurer, West Waterford Pony Club presents a cheque for €2000 to Paula Collins, the proceeds of their Ugandan fundraising Rally, alongside Maurice Smiddy, District Commissioner, West Waterford Pony Club

POPULAR Castlemartyr girl, Paula Collins, is heading to Uganda with six other University of Limerick students on June 6th to teach in both primary and secondary schools there. Class sizes are much different in Uganda than here in Ireland, and where classes can have up to as many as 90 students in any one class. Paula and her friends will be based in Nyenga and Mbarara where they will also be involved in local developments such as developing the local orphanage in Nynenga. The girls must pay their own way there and fend for themselves as well, while also having to raise funds for their chosen projects in Uganda. Paula was a member of the West Waterford Pony club for many years until she moved to college in Limerick, and on Saturday, May 22nd her former friends in the West Waterford Pony Club held a club rally to raise the required funds. The Rally was kindly held on the lands of Dick & Marie Hennessy in Castlemartyr, amid glorious sunshine, where more than 30 families from both East Cork and West Waterford attended and thoroughly enjoyed the day’s fare.

Lauren Donnelly, Glenawilling, Ballymacoda seen taking the seat jump with ease in the Senior Class at the West Waterford Pony Club Ugandan Fundraising Rally in Castlemartyr

The Rally, where there were several classes, began at 11am with a Dressage competition, along with a Showing. As these were being held, a set of fun pony games was also going on which proved extremely popular with the younger members of the club. The Jump Cross, Show Jumping, and Single Pole competition took place after lunch on an extremely interesting and varied course, while the last event of the day was a very enjoyable dog show.

After the rally, the Treasurer of the West Waterford Pony Club, Carmel Barry, presented a cheque for €2,000, the proceeds of the rally, to a delighted Paula. Paula, in accepting the cheque, thanked most sincerely Maurice Smiddy the District Commissioner of the West Waterford Pony Club, the members of the club for their help in raising this money and to both Dick & Marie Hennessy for kindly allowing the Pony Club the use of their lands.

AS one of the few commentators that predicted a Cork victory in my preview last week, I was not at all surprised to see Cork triumph over Tipperary on Sunday. However, the winning margin of the victory and the total dominance of Cork in the second half did surprise me, as Tipperary threw in the towel rather quickly. Cork turned in a very determined performance, very much in the manner of their manager, Denis Walsh, as each player chosen fought very hard to stay on the team as epitomised by Captain, Kieran Murphy, who harried and chased throughout the field. The season for Cork has certainly come alive, and while Limerick will be expected to offer only token resistance in the semi final, Cork would do well not to count their chickens, as Limerick have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I expect Waterford to account for Clare in the other semi final and set up an intriguing Munster final on July 11th. This, then, would in turn throw up some fascinating prospects in the back door system and should Galway account for Offaly and Kilkenny, then you could have two superb semi finals in prospect as I expect Kilkenny, Galway, Cork, Waterford and Tipperay to be the sides battling it out at the finish, with one side losing out on a semi final spot.

Antrim go close to causing an upset

Dinny Cahill’s Antrim side certainly benefited from their trip down south last week and almost caused an upset of sorts when they drew with Offaly, before losing out in extra time in Parnell Park on Sunday. They will now join Wexford, who lost to Galway, in the qualifiers along with Tipperary and one to be decided. The losing Munster and Leinster semi finalists will then enter the fray as the championship ends for some teams and gets an extended run for others.

Football takes centre stage this weekend

Karen Collins competing in the Junior Class show jumping competition at the West Waterford Pony Club Ugandan Fundraising Rally in Castlemartyr

Cork will journey over the border to Kerry this Sunday for their annual joust with the Kingdom as Conor Counihan’s

side bid to take the short route in the championship. This is the biggest game of the football championship so far and as such there is far more than pride and bragging rights at stake. For the winner there is a Munster final guaranteed and a safe passage into the knockout stages, while for the loser there is a mine field through the qualifiers. Kerry has done it before, so on Sunday Cork will be hoping to take the short route to Croke Park but to do so they must once again defeat the All Ireland champions in their own back yard.

Barbarians come to town

For the first time in over a decade a Barbarians Rugby side will play in Ireland as on this Friday night in Thomond Park, Limerick. There should be a good crowd to see the visitors play the Irish side, before they depart for games against the Maoris’ and New Zealand.

World Cup just around the corner

The big kick-off on June 11th is fast approaching as the World Cup in South Africa begins to gather momentum. All teams have been involved in pre tournament build up games, with Ireland playing Paraguay and Algeria and coming away with two home victories. This makes it all the more galling for Irish supporters who will not have a team to support after Ireland failed to qualify, losing out to France in controversial circumstances. Who will win is anybody’s guess at this stage, but Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Italy and Cameroun will be on my short list, while England will have to defeat Argentina after the group stage if they are to make further progress. I will have a more in-depth look at the groups next week in the hope of picking the winner. Armchair fans are certainly in for a treat with a feast of football on TV for the next month.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Men’s Summer Tournament Starts today, June 2nd

AFTER all names were entered and graded at our last monthly meeting, names were drawn for the start of the tournament in A, B, C and D players.

First up today are - at 7pm playing out A players, Graham Fleming vs. Donie Kelleher and, playing back - C players Seanie Costine vs. Alan Walsh. This Friday, June 4th at 7pm are the first B+Dplayers, Brendan Murray vs. David Cusack, then Willie O’Driscoll vs. John Rossiter.

Youghal golf club LADIES

26/5/10 - Open 3Ball 1st Maura Dooley (27) East Cork, May Fitzgerald (36) East Cork, Sheila Murray (36) Macroom - 66pts 2nd Breda O’ Donoghue (24) Jo Swayne (25) Amanda O’ Neill Coyne (27) Youghal - 64pts 3rd Marian Sweeney (8) Dympna Quill (18) Martina Hooley (18) - 64pts 4th Paula Brennan (23) Ann Rochford (25) Patricia Landers (26) 63pts Fixtures: 9/6/10: Captain’s Prize to the Ladies (Mr. Jimmy Coleman) 16/6/10: Open 4 Person Team 8/6/10: Commencing Ladies Golf Lessons. Please contact Liam Burns, PGA Professional (024) 92590.

Team news

2nd Round of the AA Championships were played at the Gold Coast Golf Club on 29/5/10 and we had three teams playing. Junior Cup lost to East Cork Golf Club. Intermediate Cup beat Lismore Minor cup beat West Waterford 3rd Round to be played at Mitchelstown Golf Club on 27/6/10 Intermediate Cup: Youghal vs. Fota/Tee Time: 11.30am Minor Cup: Youghal vs. East Cork /Tee Time: 1.30pm


25/5/10 - Open 18 Holes Singles Qualifer 1st Cian Lougheed (12) 41pts Slievena-

East Cork Region

Last weekend saw 2 scores played in Cloyne in front of a good crowd. On Saturday, Wayne Kingston defeated M.O’Donoughue in the Junior C Championship, then on Sunday Killian Kingston defeated Dave Dennis. Killian will throw against PJ Cooney in the Junior A Final this Saturday in Cloyne at 7pm

Table Quiz

To be held at Harty’s Bar, on Thursday,

mon 2nd Tommy Bulman (17) 38pts 3rd Philip Crowe (10) 38pts. CSS 37pts 28/5/ - 30/5 Open 18 Holes Fourball 1st Niall Ware (8) Bill Terry (19) 47pts 2nd Eddie Ryan (5) Danny Mac Sweeney (12) 46pts 3rd Willie Jones (1) Colin Donoghue (5) 45pts Best Fri/Sat: Richard Griffin (13) Tommy Bulman (17) 45pts Best Sun: Willie Jones (1) John D. Malone (6) 45pts

FIXTURES: 3/6/10 - 6/6/10: Captain’s Prize Weekend (Mr. Jimmy Coleman) 6/6/1-0: Final Round followed by presentation of prizes at 9pm Music by: Tony O’ Leary & Geraldine Mulcahy 7/6/10: OPEN 4person Team Event (Ladies/Gents/Mixed) 8/6/10: OPEN Singles Qualifier 11/6/10 - 13/6/10: Ed Coree Memorial Trophy

Team news

12/6/10: Jimmy Bruen Shield at Fermoy Golf Club 1.30pm - Youghal will play the winners of Fermoy or Fota Golf Club 19/6/10: Irish Mixed Foursomes at Mahon Golf Club 8.30am Youghal v Mahon.

MIXED FOURSOMES 28/5/10- OPEN 10 Holes Sponsored by: Emma Sheridan “The 19th Green” 1st Fergal Coleman & Fionnuala Coleman 2nd Billy Carroll & Eileen Carroll BG Ray Shiels & Breeda Fitzgerald 3rd Jack Dempsey & Maura Dempsey 4th John Coakley & Frances Barry Fixtures: 11/6/10 at 5pm Open Mixed Foursomes.

June 17th at 8.30pm. Spot Prizes/Raffle. Entry €20 (for a max of 4 to a table). If the night goes as well as our last Table Quiz, it promises to be a great night! All welcome

Ladies Fun Bowl & Social Night

The Ladies Fun Bowl will be held on Saturday, June 26th at 5pm along the road, above Kilcrone House. Entry €5. The Social Club will be holding a disco/karaoke night at Harty’s Bar on

Other news

East Cork is now holding a Youth Boys U10 Tournament for the first time, and Cloyne have 5 entries in this category. Full details and dates to follow. Also, U21 entries are now being taken for the East Cork Region U21 Tournament. So, would any member of the club, or anyone new who would like to enter the tournament, please get your names in as soon as possible.

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For further information, please contact, John Rossiter (secretary/PRO) on 087 6252936, Michael O’Donovan (Registrar/East Cork Delegate) on 087 9691275 or John Gleeson (Chairman) on 087 1473236.

Youghal cycling club’s weekly spin

The Mechanical Sunday Spin

The Muintir Na Tire Charity Cycle was to take place last Saturday but due to unforeseen circumstances, it had to be cancelled. With such a challenging spin planned for that weekend we decided to do the course anyway as our Sunday Spin. An 8am sharp we departed from Moby Dick’s out the Tallow Road which we duly ascended at a very comfortable pace, after which we dropped down into Tallow in good time and well warmed up. From there we climbed again up the Fermoy road before dropping down into Fermoy where we were greated by some droplets of rain. We were due to stop for the tea in Fermoy, but since the weather was starting to turn we rode on through Fermoy and climbed the wearing down old main road all the way to Watergrasshill, where the tea and rolls were very welcome. Refueled and ready for road, we travelled back the main road to the Tunnel before turning back for home. With the wind picking up behind our backs we cruised along the main road past Little Island, Carrigtwohill, Midleton, Castlemartyr and Killeagh before arriving home to Youghal for around 12 noon. A fine group of 12 completed the 130km route, as another long distance training spin was completed in preparation for the summer objectives. Point of note: Team Trek are trying to make a move again on the Club, as a new machine was again on show for her maiden voyage last Sunday, and what a voyage she had Tony. Well wear! The 10am group, consisting of 8 riders also gathered on the good morning. Mechanical trouble arrived, however, be-

Midleton Indoor Bowls end of season bash

THE end of our longest and most successful seasons is with us once again, and on the final night in the club we had twenty members displaying their talent. A very enjoyable night was had by all and it was great to see the enthusiasm shown by the new members and the craic and coaching given by the more senior bowlers. Our Chairman Tadg addressed all members and thanked everyone for their help and outstanding turn out on club nights, and also for their entries to all club competitions and national championships. He

the same day at 9pm. All welcome.

fore they even started with seat post trouble for some which could not be resolved. The remaining 7 riders departed and travelled out the main road to Cork before turning down the bog road for Kilcreeden. Second mechanical of the day arrived just before Kilcreeden when a pair of cranks tried to break free. Neutral Service had to be called and another forced abandonment had to take place. Going again, the remaining 6 riders rode onto Kilcreeden and Garryvoe. From there they rode onto Ladysbridge for the scheduled coffee and cream bun stop. Why they stopped we do not know, as they hadn’t even worked up a sweat with all the previous stopping. Tanked up, they rode onto Castlemartyr and Killeagh before arriving back in Youghal for around 12.15 with another challenging 44.78km completed at an average speed of 19.1km/hr, or so Sean says, for those who participated.

The sneaky training would appear to have caught on to the 10 o’clock groupetto, as some of the elder states men of the Club were spotted doing the Dromina Drive loop last Wednesday. Keep it up lads. It doesn’t go un-noticed.

The Frank O'Rourke Trophy held in Camross in Co. Wexford

Oh lads, oh lads, oh lads. What a weekend for Youghal CC. While it was mechanical free for all in the County of Cork two men, who shall remain nameless at this point, headed for Wexford for their second outing of their racing season. And what a race it was for those who participated. 181 competitors took to the line across the various grades of racing, while our boys and a dozen or so

of other riders watched on as they passed them on the way into Camoss. Did the hour change the night before?, or did ye sleep in?, will we ever know what really happened ?. Don’t worry about it boys, it happens to the best of us. Next time though, get the right start time and ye will have a better day out. But sure, wasn’t it a good day for a Sunday drive in the car anyway!!

Monthly Club Meeting

Our June monthly club meeting will take place tonight, Wednesday the 2nd June at 8.00pm in the Holy Family Church Hall, Youghal. Can all club members attend as there are a number of important issues to discuss. Anyone interested in joining the Club are also very welcome to attend.


Congratulations to former club man Andrew Aherne for completing his first ever FBD Rás last week. 170 riders lined-up for the start of the gruelling 1219 kilometres which will bring the huge field to stage finishes in Dundalk, Oughterard, Tipperary, Seskin Hill, Gorey, Kilcullen and the now traditional tremendous finish in the seaside town of Skerries. Andrew, you have done your family proud.

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

wished everyone a very enjoyable summer and hoped to see everyone back on the first Tuesday in September, hopefully with a new member for the next season. Over twenty members and partners had a most enjoyable night on our last social night out, when we headed to Lawlor’s Hotel in Dungarvan for a meal. We ended a great night with a few dances and some outstanding singing by Barney, Callie, Tony and Charlie and it continued on the bus journey home.

Indoor bowls continue each Wednesday night in St. Anthony’s School Hall, in Ballinlough, at 8pm, where you have two hours for just €2 per head.

Tadg Barry and his wife Patricia at Midleton Bowls Club recent outing to Killarney It was our most successful year to date, with success in the league and club tournaments in Ballincollig and Killarney.

Our own club tournament was once again an outstanding competition and we had three teams in the last twelve. It was great to see two East Cork clubs contesting the final, with victory going to Watergrasshill by one shot over our near neighbours, Little Island, in a classic final.

Callie O’Sullivan, Tony O’Shea, Marie Triggs and Vera Taylor receiving their second Hotshots team award

P.S. Please note Tuesday, September 7th will be our first night back for the next season.

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ECDA off the oche and on the awards roll call! Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

ON Friday night last East Cork Darts Association held their Dinner Dance Awards night in the Midleton Park Hotel. There were 45 awards made on the night including the Midleton Park Hotel Player of the month awards and Midleton Park Hotel Player of the Year. The other awards included the Most Improved Player from each club who were, Noel O’Keeffe from the Thatch, Lisgoold, Ian O’Driscoll from The Schooner Bar, Whitegate, J.P McGinty from Sars, Chris O’Connell from Maggie May’s A, Jason Kenneddy from

Maggie Mays B, Fergus Doyle from Batt Murphys, Leo Casey from The Session A, Dave O’Brien from the Session B, Colin McMahon from The Old Thatch, Carolin Twomey from Harty’s Bar, Damian Murray from Colberts, Colin Heaphy from Central Star, Diarmuid Walsh from McGrath’s, James O’Brien from Woods, Richard Barry from Tosh Cahill’s, Billy Dennehy from Gaelic Bar A and J.P Parker from Gaelic Bar B.

The Committee of the East Cork Dart Association pictured with Jason McGrath, Manager of the Midleton Park Hotel, who sponsor the association

Thomas Burke, one of the individual winners on the night, being presented with his award from Aidan Lenane

Hall of Fame award winner,Alfie Foley from the Old Thatch Bar, Killeagh who has clocked up 50 years of darts, receiving his award from Jason McGrath andAidan Lenane

The most improved players from each of the affiliated teams are pictured with vice-chairman, Aidan Lenane who presented the prizes

Aidan Lenane presents the award for the most improved Premier League player to Colin Heaphy of the Central StarYoughal, while Gary Walsh receives the first division award from Jason McGrath Manager of the Midleton Park Hotel

The East Cork Darts Most Improved Player of the Year award went to Colin Heaphy from the Central Star and the East Cork Darts Most Consistent Player of the year went to Gary Walsh from the Schooner Bar. East Cork Darts Club Tournament winners of the year went to The Old Thatch, Maggie May’s A, Gaelic Bar A, Central Star, Maggie May’s B, Sean McGrath’s. The Schooner, The Thatch, Lisgoold. The overall club of the year award went to the Old Thatch in the Premier League and The Schooner Bar in the Division One. The winners of the Paddy Kenny Shield were Teddy Barry, Adrian Heaphy and Timmy Murphy from Sars.

The Individual’s Champion was John Fitzgerald from Maggie May’s A, Youghal. The doubles champions were John Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke from Maggie May’s A.

The Midleton Park Hotel Monthly award winners were: October: Anthony Troy from Session Bar A November: John Coleman, Gaelic Bar A December: Kieran Foley, The Old Thatch January: Adrian Heaphy, Sars, Glanmire February: Paul Sweeney, McGrath’s, Ballycotton March: John Fitzgerald, Maggie May’s A April: Sean McDermott, Central Star May: Mike McGrath, Schooner Bar.

Corkbeg pitch & putt Recent results 28/5/10:

Stephen Kelly of Maggie May’s, Youghal receives his award fromAidan Lenane


Billy Dennehy, Sarsfields, receives his Award from Aidan Lenane

Mike Donovan pictured with his daughter, Jamie

1st nett: Victor McDonald & Paudie O’Neill 1st gross: Derek Daly & Graham Curtin 2nd nett: Redmond Walsh & Martin Noonan


1st nett: Mick O’Brien & Scott Garde 1st gross: Con Shanahan & Joe Wall 2nd nett: Pat Lyons & Derek Daly

Fixtures The players judged to be the best from the competing Premier League clubs, with their awards

Daithi and Theresa Richards

Corkbeg Shield, this Friday, June 4th from 7pm to dusk. Sunday, 10am - 12.30pm & Monday 10am - 12.30pm. 2 cards to count.

East Cork Darts Association Treasurer, Brian McCarthy presents a cheque to Pat Buckley of the Midleton Suicide Prevention, at the East Cork Darts Social on last Friday night in the Midleton Park Hotel. The money was raised from a darts competition held during the year

The Midleton Park Player of the year award went to John Fitzgerald from Maggie May’s A.

The final award of the night was the Hall of Fame award which was won by Alfie Foley from the Old Thatch, Killeagh.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region

FIXTURES 5/6/10: In Cloyne: Junior A Final at 7pm Killian Kingston vs. PJ Cooney 6/6/10: In Ballincurrig: Novice C Championship at 11.30am - Sam Kingston vs. Liam Twomey At 12.30pm: Novice C Championship - Anthony Mc Carthy vs. Tadgh O’Driscoll RESULTS Liam Dennis defeated Gerry Greene in the Novice B Championship Wayne Kingston defeated Michael O’Donoughue in the Junior C Championship.

Killian Kingston defeated David Dennis in the Junior A Semi-Final. Next Saturday, June 5th, will see the Regional Junior A Final played in Cloyne at 7pm. In opposition will be the up-and-coming Killian Kingston against the ex-senior player PJ Cooney, who hails from the Gaeltacht region of West Cork. The Cloyne Road should witness a good contest between these two fine players. Boys U-10 Championship (7 entries) Michael Cahill vs. Naoise O Tuama Marc O’Connor O’Brien vs. Jack Walsh Liam Sugrue vs. Nigel Lewis. Shane O’Driscoll - Bye. These scores will be played in Cloyne shortly.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND OF CUP FINALS THE FAI online presentation took place last week in Lismore and was well attended by most of the junior clubs in the league, as well as many of the schoolboy clubs. This June Bank Holiday weekend there are two cup finals, The Munster Junior Cup Final at Cahir Park, and the FAI Junior Cup final at Turner’s Cross.


At a very well attended meeting at Lismore House Hotel last Thursday night, the clubs in the WWEC Junior League viewed a presentation by the FAI, which will see the league going online in August. The online presentation highlighted how the system will benefit all the clubs from an administration system, dealing with player registration, fixtures, match cards, discipline, statistics etc.

All the leagues in the country are expected to have the system in place in the next two years, and the WWEC will commence the system this coming August when the registrations will be accepted by the league for the new season. Unfortunately, there were four junior clubs not represented on the night, which is a disappointment, as those clubs are now not au fait with the system, while the schoolboy section was well represented. The FAI will visit Lismore again on July 10th, when each club will receive a personal induction of 60mins, into the workings of the system.

It is difficult to understand how any club could not have a representative present last Thursday night to see the system in operation. After all, the FAI and the WWEC is trying to make the workload much easier and simpler for each club, by adopting the system. Many clubs complain of the workload that they have each season, with maybe only two or three members expected to carry out all the duties

to keep the club on the road. The online system is developed to help them, so why all clubs cannot avail of the opportunity to get whatever help exists, is beyond the committee.

one of the largest crowds for a cup final in many seasons. The game has a 7pm kick off.


On Sunday afternoon next, the final of the Umbro FAI Junior Cup will be held at Turner’s Cross between St Michael’s, Tipperary, and Fairview of Limerick. This is a much anticipated final, and many of us look forward to a repeat of the final between the same two teams at the same venue eight years ago, a game that ended in a draw, with Fairview winning the replay in Limerick. What of Sunday’s game? Both teams have players who have represented Ireland at junior international level with James Walsh, the current Irish captain, leading the Tipperary side. Both clubs have a large following, and Turner’s Cross will be rocking to the sound of both sets of supporters.

The league is committed to invest in the system, as it will improve the league from an administration point, and this automatically will then help all the clubs, especially the club secretaries at the start of each season, with player registration. So for everyone, this is a step in the right direction.

We were impressed with Michael’s in their semi final defeat of Clonmel Town, but Fairview, while not winning the Limerick Premier this season, are a very formidable outfit, and will be confident of lowering the Tipperary club again to runners up. It is a game all junior football lovers should see, and will kick off at 2.30pm.



This Saturday evening, the final of the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup will take place at Cahir Park between Carrick Utd and Clonmel Town.

In the semi finals, Clonmel defeated the Villa from Waterford a few weeks back, while in Jackman Park, Limerick, Carrick defeated Pike Rovers in a penalty shoot out, after both sides finished level on 4 goals each after extra time. Without a doubt, this was the best game of football in any grade this scribe has witnessed all season. It was a real cup tie, with club pride very evident with the players and their large following of supporters. With 15 mins remaining, Pike led by 3 goals to 1 goal, but Carrick came storming back from the jaws of defeat to score twice and force extra time.

Both sides scored in the 20mins extra time, and then we were treated to the penalty shoot out, which everyone knows is a lottery. When junior international goal keeper, Adrian Walsh saved one of the spot kicks, the pressure was on Pike, and while both sides failed with their following kicks, Carrick held their nerve to convert the final kick and book their place in the final on Saturday night.

This has the makings of a thriller between two clubs in close proximity, and Cahir Park should house

The final of the Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup will be held at the RSC Waterford on Thursday, June 10th, with Waterford Utd defending the trophy they won last season, against Midleton. The Cork outfit have had a good season so far, in the league and defeated Castleview in the semi final by 2 goals to nil, while Waterford defeated Limerick in the semi final at Jackman Park by 3 goals to nil.

The Blues will be favourites to retain the trophy, especially playing at the RSC, and it will be an opportunity for silverware before the summer league of Ireland break in June. Waterford was disappointed with their defeat at the Brandywell last Saturday night, a defeat that sees them slip 7 points behind the Derry club. By the time our notes appear in print, Waterford will have played Dundalk in the EA Cup at the RSC, Longford away in the Ford Cup, and then on Tuesday night a league game against Mervue, at the RSC, followed by the Munster Senior Cup the following Thursday night.

Waterford should come out on top against Midleton in their last game before the players go on a fortnights summer break. Midleton have ex Cork City player, Billy Woods with them this season, as well as an ex WWEC Oscar Traynor Player, ex Mogeely player, Peter Horgan. It will be interesting to see both players in action against Waterford, but on paper Waterford must be favourites to win the trophy.


The Annual General Meeting of the West Waterford East Cork Junior League will be held at Lismore House Hotel on Monday, June 14th, commencing at 8.30pm.

The league has received two alterations to rules, which will be discussed and voted on at the AGM.

Margaret Walsh, Operations Manager, Lismore House Hotel, sponsors, presents the 1st Division Cup to Kilworth Celtic captain, Justin Aherne. Included are Mick O'Neill, Chairman WWEC League and Gus Shanahan, Chairman Kilworth Celtic. (Photo Sean Byrne, Deise Sport)

In our notes last week, we asked clubs to nominate new names onto the committee. We wrote that some of the present committee are double, if not treble jobbing at present to keep the league at the level it has attained within the FAI. As we wrote last week, we accept that there are clubs within the league, that depend on two or three to look after the affairs of the club, but the time is fast approaching, we may say, is already here, when clubs will have to look at the wider picture, look outside their own box, and see that those who are elected each year to the management committee need help, and have heard through the grape vine that there will be changes in the management committee at the AGM.


We are not surprised, as we have consistently stated in our notes that the time will come when one or maybe two will take a break. We wrote on this very same subject this time twelve months ago, and we ask clubs again this year to come to the AGM with some constructive ideas as to the make up of the management committee.


The Annual General Meeting of the Munster Football Association will be held at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, on Saturday, June 12th commencing at 2.30pm. Admission is by ticket only, and any club wishing to attend please contact the League Hon Secretary.


Due to pressure of end of season cup games at provincial and national level, we have not had the time to put our annual end of season look back at the teams that competed in the two divisions last season, down on paper. We hope to do so in the next few weeks, as we know there are clubs who look forward to our opinion of how the teams played each weekend. As we always write, the opinions and views are our own, and are never meant to be critical of any team or club. It is strictly a personal view of how we saw the teams play on any given Sunday throughout the season. We saw every team in the league play, some teams on 4 or 5 occasions, others maybe twice or three times, but very few only once. There were some very good games, games that had quality in their play, while others were of a very low standard, and it was so obvious that clubs need coaching immediately in many aspects of the game. We have touched on coaching many times in our notes and will probably hear more on the subject at the Annual General Meeting.


While attending a Munster Cup game last Sunday week, word reached us of the sudden death of Eric Flynn, Lismore. To say we were shocked is putting it very mildly, and with that sad news, the game we were watching suddenly did not seem to be that important. All of a sudden life and sport had to be put in their proper perspective.

Eric Flynn played a few games of soccer with Lismore, but his sporting interests centered on athletics, community games and cricket. It was with the latter that yours truly and Eric travelled throughout Munster for many years wearing the whites of Lismore, and both of us had the distinction of lifting The Munster Junior League trophy as captains of Lismore in 1973 and1978. In those years cricket was either senior or junior, and Lismore was a very strong junior club, as it still is to-day. Eric was capped at school level by Munster, an honour he achieved even though there was no school team in Lismore, but his displays at junior level brought him to the attention of the school selectors, and both of us went on to play for Munster in many junior inter pro’s, with fellow players, Johnny Matthews and Peter Thomas. With players of this quality, one can just imagine the strength of the Lismore team at that time. It was not just on the field of play that Eric shone for Lismore CC. The present cricket pavilion is testimony to him, as he was one of those who planned and built the present structure, while at the same time maintaining the cricket ground, and ensuring that the cricket pitch itself was one of the best in the province, often stated as one of the best in the country by visiting clubs.

While both of us retired from the game in the past 17 years or so, when we met at meetings, functions, Lismore drama or just in the street, we “bowled many an over” as we reminisced of days of yore. To his wife Tina, sons Ryan and Errol, daughter Elaine, brother Donal and Sister Marie, we offer sincere sympathy.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Youghal United take the Guinness Challenge DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

JUST over twenty five years ago the town of Youghal sported three Soccer Clubs - Youghal Soccer Club, Sarsfields Soccer Club and St Martin’s, each separate, each with their own teams and members, and each using the one playing pitch.

When the idea of an amalgamation was mooted, it was received with much enthusiasm by all. One of the Clubs, it seems, had plenty of money but no talent, another had a plethora of wonderfully talented soccer players but no money, and the third had neither money or talent. This explanation, of course, varies hugely depending on who is telling the story! It was therefore very advantageous and desirable to all three clubs to merge, and thus the great soccer club that is Youghal United, was formed. Shortly celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Club decided it was time to make another mark in the world of soccer. Badly needing funds, the Committee were asked to come up with a unique idea which would incorporate the fundraising, and also put Youghal United firmly on the soccer map.

Emmet Perry, a member of the Committee, back in September 2009 had the brainwave of challenging the Guinness Book of Records 5 a side longest soccer game which currently stands at 27 hours, fifteen minutes, held by a Club in Surrey, England. Great enthusiasm was shown by the Committee, who agreed unanimously with the suggestion. June 5th and 6th were the dates decided upon, sub committees were formed, and the huge amount of work, commitment, organisation and training commenced. After hours of research, lodging of applications to Guinness, waiting for approval and finally getting the go ahead, the Rules governing the Record attempt were carefully studied. All members of the club were then invited to enter, and a very good response was received. The final date for entry was the end of March and by that time, the Club had received twenty six very committed entries. Trials, training and total dedication were required, and given, over the months and on Sunday last, the very difficult task of picking the final sixteen players was made.

Due to injuries, the remaining number was twenty, and the East Cork Journal was told of the dilemma facing the selection committee, as each of the

twenty members had put their all into preparing for the event, and the level of talent and fitness was superb.

Eventually, the following sixteen were picked to represent their Club, their town, their county and their country in seeking to enter the Guinness Book of Records. Patrick Morrissey, Pierce Hennessy, Kevin Gallogly, Gavin O’Leary, Barry Goggin, Diarmuid Shuel, David O’Keeffe, Martin Cohen, David Kenneally, Leon Geary, Pedro Geary, Anthony Kelly, Stewart Hickey, Aidan Ryan, Mike Lyons and Christoph Colin. The four remaining members are on standby and will be helping in other ways – Kieran Curley, Jamie Lawton, Joe Crotty, Graham Gillman. For those not well up in soccer terms, this Challenge will be played under the Rules of the Guinness Book of Records. The event must be videoed to provide evidence of the entire event, photographs must be submitted of the players, and the match must adhere to the rules of 5 a-side soccer. Two witnesses of the event must be present at all times, and they will change every four hours. Two time keepers and a Referee will be present.

Youghal United are honoured to have not one but two World Cup officials in attendance - Ed Foley, World Cup 1998 (France) and Ken Hennessy World Cup Malta and Portugal official. Finally, three League of Ireland officials will also be in attendance. The pitch must be fenced to the specific measurements of 5 a-side soccer match. Each team will consist of five players and three subs, around which play will alternate for the duration of the challenge. Ken Dempsey is managing the nutrition and diet of each of the players which, he says, is vital to the health, strength and staying power of the players.

Every effort has been made to ensure the safety, comfort and confidence of the teams, including the presence of a team of Physiotherapists from the Jimmy Healy School, two Nurses who are on round the clock call, a defibrillator, and The Irish Red Cross and a local Doctor are also on alert in the event of being needed.

And so, everything is organised and in place for one of the biggest challenges ever to face Youghal United Soccer Club, The event gets underway at 9am on Saturday next, June 5th with throw in by

much loved Canon Browne, and all the players now need is the support and encouragement of the people of Youghal and surrounding areas.

Considering the guys will still be playing soccer well into the following day, Sunday, having played all night, they are going to need the boost of encouragement all through those long hours. It appears that a new attempt of 33 hours is presently being adjudicated by Guinness, so the Youghal boys are now planning on going for 33hours 20 minutes!!!!! Please give the lads your encouragement and support – come along and cheer them on at any time of the day or night – they’ll be there.

In celebration, Sunday 6th will be a most marvellous family day with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Music with Bobby Lee, Penalty Shootouts, Xbar Challenge, Stocks etc., A Monster Raffle will take place with terrific prizes to be won and food, teas and coffees will be available. There will be something for everyone, and it is quite possible taking the fitness, energy, commitment and endurance of the team into consideration - that the lads will be still kicking that football around! Uniquely, Youghal United have extended an invitation to every club and organisation in the town to come along to Ardrath Park and showcase their own Club by either putting up a stand, or arranging for officials of their Club to be present to answer

any questions from the people of the town and canvas for new members. It is an ideal way to present your club and its activities, and there is no charge. Please avail of this opportunity, presented by Youghal United, and set your stand up in celebration of the event, and if you want to get even more involved in this historic weekend then please contact Finbarr on 086 4041590.

The first match played on the pitch at Ardrath Park twenty five years ago was Youghal vs. Corkbeg, and Dick Lewis scored the very first goal for Youghal United in that match. The first Chairman was Peter Hughes and the first Lady Chairperson was Phil Mangan.

Thus commenced the journey of three clubs who combined their funds, talent and pitch twenty five years ago to a club which, today, has in excess of 300 members. It has been a journey of excitement, success and commitment which culminates on this June Bank Holiday with a tremendous effort by its members to ‘let their feet to the talking’. ‘The game of soccer’ they say, ‘is not just about scoring goals. It’s about winning’. Next weekend will showcase soccer at its best and, no matter what the outcome, there can be no doubt about the fact that Youghal United are, indeed, already winners..

Historic night for Corkbeg AFC as club wins first schoolboy trophy CORKBEG 3 RICHMOND 2

CORKBEG U13’s made club history on Monday night, May 24th, when they became the first schoolboy team from the club to capture a trophy from the competitive Cork Schoolboys League. Runners up on two previous occasions in 2008 & 2009, this was a well deserved victory for this outstanding group of lads who have grown together as a team. Managed by former ‘Beg legends John Bennett & Anthony Ahern, this team have played some outstanding football throughout the season, losing only one game and gaining maximum points from all others. The team is based on a rock solid defence who have conceded only 5 goals in the league. The midfield and attack is blessed with skill and speed, and this combination has knocked in over 44 goals in 13 matches. The strength of any team is normally gauged by the subs bench, and this team has a re-

serve panel that enhances the team when sprung from the bench.

The ‘Beg U13’s kept their winning run going in the league by winning their last home game of the season by the odd goal in five over a game Richmond eleven.The Beg had actually sealed the league title on the previous Friday night with a 5-0 spanking of Park Utd, with goals from Liam Murphy 3, Arron Stafford 1 and Jordan Ryan 1. The Richmond game had a nice easy flow to it and the ‘Beg management gave some of the fringe panel a well deserved run. The ‘Beg found themselves 3- 0 up without breaking too much sweat, the goals coming from Liam Murphy, Jake O’Donoghue (A beauty) and Kevin O’Hanlon. To their credit, Richmond never gave up and managed to pull two of the deficit back before the final whis-

tle. There were scenes of great joy at the final whistle when Captain, Jake O Donoghue received the Division 5 shield on behalf of the team.

A victory tour of the parish, followed by a tasty meal at TK’s Diner, rounded off a superb night for the Beg U13’s. Congratulations and well done to all concerned. Thanks to Kevin, Tracey and Minzie for their hospitality and delicious food. Manager John Bennett - ‘I know how Jose Mourinho feels but I am truly feeling special tonight’ Assistant Manager, Anthony Ahern - ‘John is the special one and so is this team’

After match comments:

Club Chairman Kieran Higgins was thrilled with the victory and said that it indicated some excellent

work being done at underage level by club members. Kieran went on to say that the club is growing rapidly and has come from a position of one team only a few short years ago to 4 currently, with more coming through from the academy. Club President Terry Dunne - ‘A great night for Corkbeg and hopefully there are many more to come’ For more match reaction visit U13 PANEL: Jordan Ryan, Brian Rice, Padraig O’Donovan, Peter Cashman, James Cashman, Andrew Murphy, Stephen Murphy, Aaron Stafford, David Heffernan, Stephen O’Halloran, Cein O’Driscoll, John Looney, Mark Healy, Jack Farmer, Kevin O’Hanlon, Daniel Creedon, Jake O’Donoghue, Calum Fletcher, Cian Savage, Paul Daly, Mark Wall, Dylan Walsh, Shane Dorney, Michael Leahy and Liam Murphy.

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Midleton College are Irish Orienteering Champions

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Midleton F.C.


Emmet Cotter receives the Market Green Sport Star Award for April from Andrew McVea, Manager, Market Green Shopping Centre, alongside Emmet’s parents, Jillian and David

Football Academy notice

PLEASE note that there is no Football Academy this Sunday morning, June 6th, Bank Holiday weekend. The Football Academy will come to an end on Sunday, June 13th with a family fun day from 2pm to 5pm. Come along and join in the festivities, which include bouncy castles, sumo wrestling suits, penalty competitions, crossbar challenge and, most importantly, the mini world cup challenge matches for all ages. All players are to be ready for kick-off at 2pm.

U.D.C. Thanks

Thanks to Midleton U.D.C. for the grant received on Thursday last at the Council Chamber, Youghal Road, for the schoolboys section. Our representative was Pa Coakley. Grants were given to artistic, cultural, sporting, tourism and community organisations. The Mayor of Midleton, Ted Murphy presented the grants.

Magpie lotto

Results from Thursday, May 27th for a jackpot of €6,000. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 17 and 19. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 12 and 25.

Lucky dip winners who each receive €20: Peter Gunning (U11), Mark Hourigan (U13), John McCarthy (Pa), James Hubbert (P. Knowles), Frances Allan (Eddie), Timmy O’Brien (C. Desmond), Ger Lehane (Bo), Eileen Condon (Pa), Ann Kearns (A. Kearns) and David McMahon (P. Knowles).

The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, June 3rd, at the Club House, Knockgriffin Park, for a jackpot of €6,250.

Munster Senior Cup Final

The Munster Senior Cup Final between Waterford United and Midleton will go ahead at the Waterford RSC on Thursday night June 10th, at 7.30pm kick-off.

Season End

The season should end this week for many of our teams in the Schoolboys Leagues. Our Under 11 Team have a few vital games left as they go for the Under 11 League title.

Mogeely ladies FC Main sponsor: Trudie’s Barbers, Castlemartyr ON WEDNESDAY evening last, we travelled away to Examiner/Echo grounds outside Fivemilebridge. With a few girls missing,we started with a panel of 13. With 5 minutes gone we found ourselves through on goals, with a chance falling to Paula who narrowly missed. With Trudy in goals and Jenny, Jacinta, Jillian and Michelle in defence, we were well on top of our game. With Christine and Joyce on the wings and Lillian and Nuk in the middle, defending and attacking in high humidity kept working well. Triona and Paula up front were showing well for good balls supplied by our midfield, but we could not get the crucial opener. On 37 minutes, our opposition had a shot which was saved by Trudy but still managed to dribble over the line. On the stroke of half time we conceded a second soft goal In the second period we had to deal with constant pressure from the opposing team,the game being played in our own half. Also, a big factor of the game was the slope on the field in which we were

attacking but our girls kept plugging away. We then brought on Debbie for Jenny and swapped Jilllian for Lillian who slotted in at centre half. In the middle Nuk was winning everything in the air. On 55 minutes, with a cracking shot, we were now 3 nil trailing. We then brought on Charlotte for Joyce and on 71 minutes we conceded a penalty resulting from a handball from which was scored and now 4 nil down. On 80 and 82 minutes we had 2 shots on target from Charlotte and Nuk but both were saved. From there, the referee called a halt to the game on full time. On the night we had to deal with strong attacking pressure from the home team, and dealt with it very well with great commitment from the entire squad. Frustrated with the scoreline, having conceded 2 very soft goals and 1 penalty against, probably, the best team in our league. Well done girls, heads up!


9/6/10: Mogeely vs. Pfizers at Railway Park with a 7pm kick-off.

MIDLETON College competed at both the All Ireland Schools Orienteering Championships in Gougaune Barra, and the Irish Schools Orienteering Championships in Glengarra. Both events proved successful with College finishing with winners in a number of categories as follows: Post Junior Cert Boys: Josh O’Sullivan-Hourihan, Irish Champion 1st Year Boys: Anthony O’Shea, Irish Champion 1st Year Girls: Sinead James, Irish Champion

Other team winners in their categories were: 1st Year Girls: Janet Rumley / Rachel Drennan & Eva Bourke 1st Year Boys: Kieran Simpson / Cormac Phelan / Ian Keating / Ben Hales

Post Junior Cert Boys: Daniel James / Owen Monaga / Michael Sheehan / Ned Hodson / Alex Simonin.

Congratulations to Josh & Alex who have been selected to represent Ireland at the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Soria, Spain in July at M18 and M16 respectively. Both Josh & Alex are regulars at orienteering events around the country, and are part of the Irish Junior Orienteering Squad. EYOC will have four days of competition, and twenty five European countries will be represented at this prestigious event. A total of 9 athletes will represent Ireland at these championships, and Midleton College is proud to have two pupils selected at part of the teams.

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Castlemartyr claim another league victory

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The County Championship

OUR senior hurlers will begin the 2010 county hurling trail when they take on Bishopstown at Clonmult Memorial Park, Midleton, on Bank Holiday Monday at 3pm. This is a repeat of last year’s opening round when Cloyne unexpectedly went down at the same venue. Despite an irregular Senior League campaign so far this year, only a complete sixty-minute performance must be produced if we are to defeat ‘The Town’. We wish our team, management, and officials the best of luck in the oncoming encounter. Beirigí bua!

Cork / Tipperary

Congratulations to Dónal Óg Cusack and Paudie O’Sullivan on their performances in Cork’s great win over the ‘ould enemy’, Tipperary, on Sunday last. Dónal Óg was at his superb best on the goal-line while substitute, Paudie, hit the last point in the game, having sold his opponent a lovely ‘dummy’.

Senior Hurling League: Cloyne 0-10 Glen Rovers 0-17

Normally, a visit by Glen Rovers to Chapel Street to take on the locals in the above competition provides exciting and quality fare. Neither were on offer on Wednesday last, May 26th when, before a good attendance, the visitors ran out easy winners on the above scoreline. Both teams were understrength on the evening and served up a dull, boring game which one old hurler described as more akin to ‘a practice match’.

With both defences on top, the chance of a few goals receded as the contest went on. Cloyne looked more impressive in the opening half, but yet trailed by 08 to 0-6 at referee, Bermingham’s half-time whistle. However, things got worse for the home team as the second half wore on. The main problem here was the lack of direct attacking hurling, and very weak finishing. The Glen took full advantage on the scoreboard on many occasions when Cloyne’s ‘passing game’ broke down and presented them with easy opportunities. The result was that the Glen notched nine points against Cloyne’s four in that half. Despite the defeat, there were some very good performances by the home players. A second half injury to Liam O’Driscoll disrupted the balance of the defence where Domhnall O’Sullivan and Brian McCarthy had excelled. Diarmuid O’Sullivan’s move to

centre-back late in the game was not enough to transform the game, despite a marvellous point from that player way, way, out. Brian Fleming had another fine game at centre-field, while up front Eoin O’Sullivan, was also impressive. Substitute Morrie Lynch was excellent for his period, while the return of Colm O’Sullivan from injury, bodes well for the championship. TEAM: Shane O’Brien, Liam O’Driscoll, Diarmuid O’Sullivan (0-1), Brian McCarthy, Maurice Cahill, Ross McCarthy, Domhnall O’Sullivan, Conor O’Lomasney (0-1), Brian Fleming, James Nyhan (0-1), Ashley Walshe (0-2), Eoin O’Sullivan (0-2), John Cotter (0-1), Kevin O’Lomasney (0-1), and David Ring (0-1). Morrie Lynch and Colm O’Sullivan substituted.

Killeagh 0-9 Castlemartyr 3-16

CASTLEMARTYR made the short journey to Killeagh last Saturday night, May 29th, and came away with the full complement of league points on offer, after a comfortable win over a severely under-strength home side. Indeed, the Killeagh men rested several of their senior panellists because of their upcoming championship tussle with Carrigtwohill, and a near full strength Reds outfit carved out a useful victory.

Super Lotto

The Jackpot of €3,800 was not won. The winning numbers were 1, 6, 10, and 18. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (5) for a prize of €1,000 was not won. Match 3 winners included Karen O’Sullivan c/o Timmy; Lily Kenneally c/o K. Lawton; Alex Noble, Dún Órga; Betty Dorgan, St. Coleman’s Tce.; and Bridie Dunne c/o Post Office. Each receives a prize of €30. The next draw takes place on Thursday next, June 3rd at The Tower Bar with the Jackpot standing at €4,100.

East Cork GAA results & fixtures

2/6/10: Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 2: St. Catherine’s vs. Lisgoold at Ballynoe, 8pm. 4/6/10: Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 2 : Aghada vs. St. Catherine’s at Rostellan, 8pm. 5/6/10: Star Homes JHL - Div 1: Russell Rovers vs. Lisgoold at Shanagarry, 7.30pm.


Star Homes JHL - Div 1: Killeagh 0-9 Castlemartyr 3-16 Carraig na bhFear 1-12 Dungourney 1-12 Star Homes JHL - Div 2: Watergrasshill 0-11 Bride Rovers 116 Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 1: Fr. O’Neill’s 2-20 Killeagh 011 Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 2: St. Catherine’s 1-9 Erin’s Own 3-14 Erin’s Own 3-18 Castlemartyr 2-7

U9 Football

ON Saturday, May 29th our U9’s travelled to Killeagh to play Killeagh-Ita’s in our first football match.We travelled with 22 players and played two games. While we had the upper hand in one game where everyone played very well, the second game was much closer all the way through. In this game, while everyone played great, Thomas Cullen and Conor Ronayne stood out. A word of thanks must go to Tom and John from KilleaghIta’s who really do put the emphasis on the kids playing and enjoying the game as it should be. Also, thanks to the parents who stood on the sideline cheering on the players. It’s always a great boost to them when they hear their moms and dads cheering them on. Our next match is to be fixed, so keep close to your phones.


Cork Senior Hurling Championship: Cloyne vs. Bishopstown at Midleton on Monday, June 7th (3pm).

Kiltha Óg

U10 Football Damien McAulliffe who was in fine form for Castlemartyr in their recent win over Killeagh in the JHL Div 1

The exchanges were tough and fiery throughout an exciting first half. Castlemartyr, playing with the aid of a strong breeze, were first to settle and had 4 unanswered points on the board after thirteen minutes. Killeagh struck back with two quick-fire points but three goals by Sean Hennessy, Barry Lawton and Mark Bowens in a fruitful seven minute period put a fair amount of daylight between the sides, and the Reds went in at the break 3-6 to 0-3 in front. The second half was a less robust affair, but Castlemartyr continued to play some nice hurling against the breeze. Sean Hennessy looked sharp on the “40”, and weighed in with a couple of fine points. He was well assisted by young Barry Lawton and the hard working Damien McAulliffe who was very impressive in the corner forward berth. At the end the scoreboard made it 3-16 to 0-9, but if these sides were to meet in the championship later on this year, Killeagh will be far stronger, and history shows us that there would not be a puck of a ball in it. TEAM: D Fleming, O Smiddy, R O’Donovan, Barra O Tuama, D O’Keeffe, B Smiddy (0-1), A Bowens (0-2), P Horgan, Brian O Tuama, E O’Keeffe (0-2), S Hennessy (1-4), E Clifford (0-2), Barry Lawton (1-4), M Bowens (1-0), D McAuliffe (01). Subs used: D Murphy


Carrignavar vs. Castlemartyr in Carrignavar on Saturday, June 5th at 6.15pm

JBHL Div 3: Erin’s Own 3 - 18 Castlemartyr 2 - 7

Castlemartyr made the trip to Caherlag on Monday night last to take on the home team in their second league outing of the year. It was a case of deja vu for the Reds as the concession of two early goals meant we were on the back foot from the start for the second match in a row.

However, for most of the match we competed well and played some good hurling throughout. There was only a couple of scores between the teams mid way through the second half, but the superior fitness of Erin’s Own proved decisive as they dominated the last quarter to put up an impressive score. Best for Castlemartyr on the night were Chris Moran, who cleared plenty of ball from corner back and Kevin O’Leary, who covered every blade of the pitch from midfield, as well as helping himself to a couple of points. The Castlemartyr goals came from a well struck free from Robert O’Donovan and a fortuitous long range effort from Steve Collins. TEAM: Colm O’Keeffe, Shane O’Donovan, Dan Barry, Chris Moran, Damien Roche, Robert O’Donovan, Dessie Murphy, Kevin O’Leary, Steve Collins, Dwane Bernard, Damien McAulliffe, Brendan Barrett, Kilian Abernethy, Tony Barrett, Peter Abernethy. Subs Used: Ger Swayne

Our U10’s travelled to Glenville last Saturday for the first match


of the Glanmire Sponsored U10 League.

The format for these games is around 10 players a side and players swop positions for three 17 minute games. Kiltha Óg came out on top at the end with the scoreline Kiltha Óg 5-5 Glenville 3-1. Scores came from Daragh Moran, Cormac Griffin, Padraig Fives, Joe Stack and Dylan Moran. Solid defensive work from Jack Bowles, and saves from Nicholas Kelleher, ensured Kiltha Óg came out on top.

U10 Hurling Decky Guckian Tournament

Kiltha Óg were very unlucky not to qualify for the Semi Finals, and lost out only on a scored points difference to Blarney who we had beaten previously.


Opening game of U12 B Hurling League in Dungourney May 24th at 7pm vs. Lisgoold. Results: Kiltha Óg 6 - 10 Lisgoold 2 - 6.


U14 Mossie Cahill Tournament

ON Saturday, May 29th, Cloyne hosted the Mossie Cahill Tournament. On what turned out to be a fine day for hurling - Tracton, Ballygiblin and Fermoy travelled to compete with Cloyne for the Mossie Cahill Cup. In their first game Cloyne were up against Tracton. The two sides were very evenly matched and the opening exchanges saw both sides trading scores with neither side gaining a clear advantage. The standard of hurling throughout this match was very good, and the game ended in a draw which was a fair result for both teams. Cloyne 1-07 Tracton 2-04. Cloyne next took on Ballygiblin and once again there was a high standard of hurling skills on display from both sides. However, Cloyne were the stronger side and ran out winners on a scoreline of Cloyne 305 Ballygiblin 1-01. Fermoy won both their matches against Tracton and Ballygiblin, and this meant that the last game in the tournament between Cloyne and Fermoy, turned out to be the final. Cloyne started the game well and had three points on the board before Fermoy replied with their first point of the game. It was a very competitive game, but Cloyne continued to work hard and some well placed passes resulted in well taken scores from the forward line. The final score in the match was: Cloyne 3-05 Fermoy 0-05. Cloyne retained the Mossie Cahill cup after a day of very entertaining hurling, played in good spirit by all the teams involved. TEAM: Stephen Beausang, Jake Coady, Eoin Davis, Conor Motherway, Brian Walsh, Cian Motherway, Briain Minihane, Jordan Sherlock, Liam Murphy, Aaron McCarthy, Matthew O’Neill, Brian O’Shea, Liam Cotter, Ian Cahill, Fionn Kiely. Subs; Thomas Shanahan, Viktor Usatenko, Kevin Higgins, Daniel O’Sullivan.

Best wishes

All in Castlemartyr GAA Club wish the speedy Kevin O Leary an even speedier recovery following his recent accident. Here’s hoping we will see him back in the jersey before too long.

Bord Gais Castlemartyr GAA Golf Classic

Castlemartyr GAA wishes to thank all those who supported in any way, their recent golf classic. It was yet again a hugely successful event and we are very grateful to those who dug deep and contributed to the cause. At €50 a head for golf and a meal afterwards it was really good value, and rumour has it that this may not even be changed for next year. For results of the classic, check

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June 6th Cork travel with confidence Sunday, Cork vs. Kerry in Killarney to Killarney to face Kerry


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Munster Senior Football Championship semi final at 4pm CORK will travel to Killarney on Sunday, confident in their own ability to dethrone the All Ireland champions and force Kerry into the backdoor route in this season’s championship. What happens on Sunday will, however, have no bearing on the destination of the All Ireland in September, but as always there will be bragging rights attached for the winner.


Kerry have already had a convincing enough victory over Tipperary under their belts, and as such will go into the game confident that they can win on their home patch and dethrone Cork as Munster title holders. The winner here will meet the winner from the other semi final involving Waterford and Limerick, also taking place on Sunday in Dungarvan. Whichever side triumphs in Killarney will be expected to win out in Munster, but that’s for another day.

League champions, Cork, have been in impressive form in challenge games, but they will know only too well that playing against Kerry is another matter altogether. In Munster, Cork has a good record against their great rivals and on Sunday they will hope that their good run of late can continue.

The Cork team will play under the watchful eye of team coach, Conor Counihan

of the road to Croke Park, a win on Sunday will make life a lot easier than in the qualifiers. I expect Cork to pull out all the stops and just shade the verdict in another close encounter between these evenly matched sides.

Waterford vs. Limerick

Pierce O’Neill, pictured above in action against Waterford, is set to return to action after a hand injury and hopes to bring the Rebels some relief against the Kingdom onslaught

Cork will be able to call on an almost full strength squad with just John Miskella, Anthony Lynch and Graham Canty doubtful. Conor Counihan will have

some interesting calls to make before selecting the side to do duty, which can only be good as competition brings out the best in players who otherwise might

be complacent. The side to do duty could see Paddy O’Shea continue in goal, with Alan Quirke as his back up. Michael Shields, Ray Carey and Eoin

Ballintotis, Kilcredan and Glanmire kids don Cork colours for Primary Games vs. Kerry

THIS coming Sunday, June 6th, the Cork Boys and Girls Primary Game Football teams will play their Kerry counterparts in Killarney.

For the boys team, Daniel Harrington from Kilcredan will don the Cork colours and, for the girls, East Cork is represented by Leah McEvoy, Ballintotis and Katie Barry, Upper Glanmire.

The trio are pictured left in training for the game, where the Rebels hope that Kingdom Won’t Come home with the plaudits! (Photo: Mike English)

Cotter should be in contention for places in the full back line. Outside them Noel O’Leary and Paudie Kissane may get the call up on the wings, with Aidan Walsh possibly manning the centre back berth. At midfield Alan O’Connor may be paired with Pierce O’Neill or Aidan Walsh, while in attack Cork can call on Donnacha O’Connor, Paddy Kelly, Paul Kerrigan, Ciáran Sheehan, Fintan Gould, Colm O’Neill, John Hayes and Daniel Goulding, who will battle it out for the six positions on offer.

Cork certainly has strength in depth but so, too, do Kerry and while a few players have departed the scene from last year, with Tadgh Kenneally, Dara O’Shea and Tommy Walsh all gone, the return of Kieran Donaghy and Colm Cooper to full fitness, as well as Mike McCarthy, will see Kerry as fired up as ever. In Paul Galvin, Tomás and Marc O’Shea and Declan Sullivan they have All Star players while Bryan Sheehan, Barry John Walsh and Barry John Keane will all be anxious to nail down starting spots. It promises to be a great game which Cork, I feel, can win. It will take a big effort from everybody, but given the significance of the outcome in terms

In the other semi-final taking place in Dungarvan, Limerick will be clear favourites to advance to another Munster final. Last year they were decidedly unlucky against Cork, and they will be hoping to get another crack at winning. Waterford, on the other hand, will be hoping to end a 50 year wait to reach a Munster decider. The home side will also be anxious to avenge the Division 4 league final one point defeat to Limerick, and if Waterford can play to their best form, then they would certainly be in with a chance on winning. Waterford must take their chances and certainly improve on their free-taking which let them down in Croke Park and again it was poor in the defeat of Clare. At the top level you must be able to convert your frees and for Waterford to have any chance they must take every opportunity that comes their way. A win on Sunday could see Waterford qualify for both Munster senior finals within 24 hours as the hurlers will be expected to overcome Clare in the Munster semi final on Bank Holiday Monday in Thurles. Waterford will look to Gary and Patrick Hurney, Tomás and Maurice O’Gorman, Tommy Prendergast, Wayne Hennessy and Liam O’Lionnain for big performances while team captain, Tony Grey, will be hoping to lead the side into a Munster senior football final for the first time since 1960.

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Hurling Championships take centre stage this weekend Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



IT has been quite a while since the championship pairings were drawn in hurling, and clubs have had plenty of time to prepare with an extra month’s league fixtures to help them. The time is now upon us, however, and this coming weekend has a feast of championship action thrown in with the meeting of Killeagh and Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Friday, June 4th.

The second game on this double bill might see Glen Rovers get the better of Na Piarsigh.

SHC Sarsfields vs. Midleton in Carrigtwohill at 4pm

Friday June 4th SHC Killeagh vs. Carrigtwohill in Midleton at 7.30pm

THIS East Cork derby will cer- Killeagh’s Joe Deane tainly whet the appetite, and a great match is in prospect as both of these sides contain very good hurlers. Carrigtwohill will look to Robert White, Seamus O’Farrell, Sean Flannery and Niall McCarthy to lead their challenge, while Killeagh will look to Joe Budds, Sean Long, Andy Walsh and veteran, Joe Deane, for inspiration. Injury has deprived Killeagh of Brian Barry and Eoin Loughlin, but they have been going well in the league and if they can up their performance then I feel that Killeagh might just shade what promises to be a great opening game in the Evening Echo senior hurling championship. Youghal’s Leigh Desmond wants eyes in the back of his head against Killeagh

PIHC Castlelyons vs. Mallow in Ballyhooley at 8pm

ON Friday night in Ballyhooley, Castlelyons will take on Mallow in the Premier Intermediate hurling championship. Good displays from Timmy McCarthy, Leo Sexton and Declan Wallace

will be needed if Castlelyons, without the injured Ciáran McGann, is to progress. Mallow will again look to Pa Dinneen for inspiration, but I feel that Castlelyons will be strong enough to win this one.

Carrigtwohill’s Niall McCarthy

Saturday, June 5th

SHC St Finbarr,s vs. Bride Rovers in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 6.30pm SHC Glen Rovers vs. Na Piarsigh in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 8pm

BRIDE Rovers will get their 2010 campaign under way with another meeting with St Finbarr’s, and the Rathcormac outfit will have to play pretty well if they are to overcome their city opponents. Brian Murphy, Michael Collins, Daniel Dooley and Barry Johnson will need to be at their very best as Ronan Curran, Robert O’Mahony, Ger McCarthy, Eoin Keane and Cathal McCarthy look to be very strong. On current form, St Finbarr’s look to be favourites to win this one.

EARLIER in the day we have another East Cork cracker in prospect as last year’s defeated finalists, Sarsfields, come up against a resurgent Midleton side in what promises to be another super game. On paper Sarsfields,with a host of household names such as Kieran Murphy, Michael Cussen, Ray Ryan, Tadgh Óg Murphy, Conor O’Sullivan and Cian McCarthy look to hold the advantage but Midleton, with Aidan Ryan, Luke O’Farrell, James Nagle, Paul Haughney, Alywin Kearney and Sean Hennessy will certainly put up a good showing. This is a hard one to call and could go either way, but form would suggest that Sarsfields might just come out on top.

SHC Erin’s Own vs. Newtownshandrum in Fermoy at 8pm

On Saturday evening in Fermoy champions, Newtownshandrum, will put their title on the line against Erin’s Own. The East Cork side got the toughest draw possible, but with players such as Eoghan and Kieran Murphy, Mark and Cian O’Connor, Pat Fitzgerald, Alan Bowen and Shane Murphy in their side, they will battle hard for success. Everything will have to go right for Erin’s Own as Newtownshandrum, with the O’Connor’s,

Cathal Naughton, James Bowles, Ryan Clifford and Jamie Coughlan still to the fore, should be good enough to come out on top, although Castlelyons made them work very hard for victory at this venue last year.

PIHC Watergrasshill vs. Youghal in Killeagh at 8pm

Supporters will really be spoiled for choice as, in the Premier Intermediate Hurling championship on Saturday night in Killeagh, Youghal will take on Watergrasshill with another great match in prospect. Watergrasshill, with Noel O’Riordan, Sean O’Leary, Paddy O’Regan and Pat O’Brien from the Imokilly side, should prove too strong for Youghal, but if Leigh Desmond, Brendan, Barry and Damien Ring, along with Bill Cooper hit form, then the Youghal boys are not without hope. For me, however, Watergrasshill appear a better balanced side at present, and are taken to overcome the seasiders.

Monday, June 7th

Cloyne vs. Bishopstown in Midleton at 3pm

This will be a repeat of last year when Bishopstown pulled off a surprise victory, so Cloyne will be anxious to make amends. Cloyne will hope to win here with the O’Sullivan clan very much to the fore, while Donal Óg Cusack will again guard the goal for Cloyne. It will not be easy, however, and Bishopstown will again prove difficult opponents as in Ken O’Halloran, Ter-

ence Murray, Denis Crowley and Shane O’Neill, they have fine hurlers. It will again be close but this time round Cloyne is taken to turn the tables on their city opponents.

On Monday also Waterford will take on Clare in the Munster senior hurling championship semi final, so Cork supporters will also be keeping a good eye on the outcome of this game which will be broadcast on TV from Thurles.

Tuesday, June 8th in Riverstown at 8pm

A huge championship programme will come to a close on Tuesday night when Imokilly will take on UCC for a place in the 3rd round draw. Ronan Dwane will be hoping that all of his Imokilly charges come through their weekend programme intact with players in action for Watergrasshill, Youghal, Castlelyons and St Catherine’s. This is a good chance for Imokilly to advance, and while UCC will provide stern opposition, the advent of exam time may mitigate against the students preparation. That said, however, the UCC side has plenty of talent to call on with team captain, Richie Foley, Kevin Hartnett, Anthony Nash, Stephen Moylan and Brian O’Sullivan, all accomplished hurlers. At this stage this is a hard one to call but Imokilly, with Seamus Harnedy, Billy Murphy, Mick Galvin, Brian Lawton and Martin Hickey all likely to team up with players from the weekend games, are taken to get home in front in what could be another tight match.

Baile na Corra ladies Cork County GAA fixtures Ladies football

THE ladies travelled to Kill in Waterford last week to take part in the G4M blitz hosted by St. Anne’s club.

The day was superbly organised and everyone enjoyed the event. The ladies from the village performed really well against some good teams.

The wins were a great bonus for a lot of hard work put in by the women at training, and we can now look forward with confi-

dence to the provincial competitions in July. In the meantime, there will a be a number of challenge matches against other G4M clubs to keep the ladies on their toes.


The U14’s qualified for the latter stages of the County D League after comfortably overcoming the challenge of Youghal last week. All girls were in good form, particularly Taylor Kruschel, Heather Cotter and Ciara Broderick.

They were ably supported by Erin Kane, Chloe Sigerson & Sarah Mennis. Good displays, too, from the Porter sisters Clodagh & Laura.

The U12’s have also qualified for the latter stages of their County D league, with some great performances to date.

The team is very young so to get this far is very encouraging news. Good luck to all the girls in the next couple of weeks and we wish Leanne O’Riordan a speedy recovery from injury, as she is an important player for both sides.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2ND: Division 3 Football League: Bantry Blues vs. Nemo Rangers at Kilmurry, 7.45pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 3RD: Intermediate Hurling League Division 2: St. Catherine’s vs. Bandon at Ballynoe, 8pm FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH: Evening Echo Senior Hurling Championship: Killeagh vs. Carrigtwohill at Midleton, 7.30pm

Evening Echo Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship: Valley Rovers vs. Inniscarra at Páirc Uí Rinn, 8pm Castlelyons vs. Mallow at Ballyhooly, 8pm

Evening Echo Intermediate Hurling Championship: Kilbritain vs. Dromina at Coachford, 7.30pm Red FM Senior Hurling League: Carrigtwohill vs. Killeagh at Midleton, 8.15pm

Intermediate Hurling League Division 1: Castlelyons vs. Mallow at Ballyhooly, 8pm Division 3 Football League: Kinsale vs. Adrigole at Kinsale, 7.30pm.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Carrigtwohill Under A 12 Hurling League

CARRIGTWOHILL played their first league match on Thursday, May 20th, against Midleton. Midleton were the better team throughout, and went on to win. Carrigtwohill played Aghada in the second league match. Carrigtwohill put in a great performance and scored some wonderful goals, the best being Philip Dorgan’s 2nd half strike from the 21 metre line. Conor O’Mahony and Shane Ryan played very well for Carrig. Carrig went on to win and record their first win in the hurling league.

Féile Peil na nÓg na Mumhan 29ú Bealtaine 2010

On Saturday, May 29th, Carrigtwohill Juvenile GAA were honoured to host a Group of the Féile Peil na nÓg na Mumhan. Despite the rain on Friday and the over all threat of rain on Saturday the conditions were more than perfect, suiting all teams. Carrigtwohill Juvenile GAA would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped out in any way. A special thanks goes out to the usual back room staff (too many to mention) who made Tea/Coffee sandwiches. It is really appreciated. All contributing to a smooth running event. Without your help none of our events would run as smooth. All the games went well and it has to be noted that the comradeship between all teams was second to none. Well done to all.

Carrig 2-03 Macroom 1-06

We lost the toss in this game, played against a very strong wind in the first half, and didn’t manage to score. In the second half we started very well, and got back to even score quickly. We had the upper hand for most of the game, and took a four point lead with only a few minutes to go, but a lapse in concentration let Macroom in for a goal. In the end, Macroom got an equalising point. This was a game we should have won.

Carrig 0-2 Kilmacabea 6-07

The opposition in this game were a very good team of footballers who ultimately won this competition. Once again we didn’t win the toss and were up against it from the beginning. Kilmacabea built up a strong lead, and we dropped our heads after half time. We were unlucky not to score more in the second half, but in the end, Kilmacabea were deserving winners.

Carrig 2-04 Wolfe Tones 2-03

We were not able to reach the final but our last game proved to be the most enjoyable of the day. We played very well, in spite of having only a few minutes rest between games. Having taken our goals well, we held on for a well deserved victory. The players did the club very proud on the day.


ACTION was very thin on the ground the past week with only a few juvenile games played. The U10 team had their first league game of the year when they played Kiltha Óg on Saturday and lost out by a four point margin. The U9 and U8 teams travelled to Ballyhooly to play the locals on Friday night and an enjoyable night was had, made better by the pleasant weather conditions. Cloyne U14s made the long trip to Glenville for a league game and Glenville were far too strong winning out 2-13 to 1-3 in the end. Hurling championship action takes place on Friday night for these lads.

The juvenile club are taking a bus to the Cork/Kerry Munster football championship in Killarney on Sunday June 6th. The U14 and U12 sides will play local Killarney side, Legion, at 11am. Further details, contact the relevant coaches and mentors.

With Intermediate hurling action vs. Youghal taking centre stage on Saturday night,Glenville’s encounter with Bantry is fast approaching. Unfortunately, since the Mayfield defeat a few weeks ago, Glenville have been unable to get together,so hopefully a win against Youghal will get the ball rolling again. The game against Bantry is fixed for Sunday, June 13th in Kilmurry. Yearly lotto tickets are currently on sale and can be be purchased from any club officer - Enda 087 2211577, Paud 087 9890964 or Liam 086 8071749.

THERE was no winner of the lotto on Monday, May 24th. The numbers drawn were 16, 31 and 33. Next week’s jackpot stands at €3,400. Junior A Hurling League: Killeagh 0-9 Castlemartyr 3-16.

Senior hurling championship

All roads lead to Midleton on Friday evening as our senior hurlers take on Carrigtwohill in round one at 7.30pm. We would like to wish the lads the best of luck. Your support is vital.

Our Buster Fundraising Night was held in Youghal on Friday last, May 28th, which raised much needed funds for the club and we would like to thank all those who came out on the night and supported our club. The winning dog was Corrin Dreamer, owned and trained by Danny Kelleher. Congratulations to all concerned. We sold 601 tickets out of a possible 720. The winning combination, unfortunetly, was one of the 119 tickets not sold which meant we had to dip into the drum. Rosarie O’Brien won €1,000, Catherine O’Connor won €400 and Mary O’Connor, Margaret Deane and Caoimhin O’Driscoll won €200. Killeagh GAA Golf Classic will be held on July 8th, 9th and 10th in Youghal Golf Club. Time Sheets to be got from Ray Rochford. This is a great three person team event, so dust off your golf clubs and get your friends together for a great day out. There are 35 prizes in total and first prize is €900 worth of golf equipment (exchangeable).


U14 James Hurley intercounty Camogie Blitz

Carrigtwohill, Glanmire, Midleton and Youghal players line out for Cork Colleges side

CORK Colleges are hosting the eleventh annual Intercounty ‘James Hurley’ U14 camogie blitz at Mallow on Saturday, June 5th at 10am. The strength in depth of the Rebel county, sponsored by Performance Sports Gear, is emphasised by the fact that they have two teams participating in the competition, with the Munster Council initiative introducing the Cork Primary squads to the blitz. Games commence at 10am with the programme of prospective camogie stars usually treasured by the players on this initial step to future glory. The finals are scheduled for 2.30pm and the hosts will look to Amy O’ Connor, Ciara O’ Leary, Leona Murphy and Linda Collins to lead the Cork A sides’ charge, whilst Cathy O’ Mahony, Leanne Kelleher, Claire Sexton and Alicia Cremin have been consistent performers for the B panel.

CORK COLLEGESAPANEL Michelle Murphy (Christ King), Aine Crowley, Leona Murphy, Caroline Murphy (Bandon), Amy O’ Connor (St. Vincent’s), Ciara Daly, Ellen Benaim (Carrigtwohill), Megan Kelleher, Roisin Twohill (Charleville), Joanne Walton, Kate Crowley, Niamh McCarthy, Caoimhe O’ Keeffe (Choilm), Ciara O’ Leary, Dearbhla Ahern, Edel

Youghal camogie Youghal 0-12 Sliabh Rua 0-6 (friendly) SOME tough challenge games have come to Youghal Juniors over the last month but Sliabh Rua, who are a Junior A side, came down to Youghal presuming it would be a walk in the park.

From the whistle Youghal put it up to Sliabh Rua and the 2 teams went point for point in the first half. In the second half Youghal dominated conceding only 1

point to their opponents. All subs were used on the day.

onship is played on a round robin system.

The Championship draw has been made with our first encounter being Ballinora on the 16th July and then Charleville on July 29th. The Junior C Champi-

The Imokilly draw has also been made for U11s, U13s and U15s with the fixtures coming out in the next week.

The score line proved that the girls are on target, scoring 1 point from frees and 11 from play.

Ann O’Connell has been named as our Captain for 2010 and we know she will do us proud in this role.

Tarrant, Orlaith O’ Driscoll (Coachford), Laoise Burke, Ruth Brosnan (Col An Phiarsaigh), Meabh Mulcahy, (Fermoy), Sarah Fahy (Glanmire), Linda Collins, Nicola Coleman, Chelsea Campbell (Kinsale), Tammy Kelleher, (Mallow), Hannah Looney, Sharon Murphy, Taylor Kruschel (Midleton), Siobhan Sheehan (Millstreet), Judy Murphy (Mount Mercy), Keelagh Cullinane (Youghal). CORK COLLEGES B PANEL Emma Mahon, Laura O’ Leary (Bandon), Grace Heffernan (BCS), Aisling O’ Keeffe (Blarney), Katie Cronin (Buttevant), Rachel O’ Shea (Carrigaline), Holly Breheny (Carrigtwohill), Erin Mcelhinney, Jennifer Sorenson (Col Choilm), Alicia Cremin (Christ King), Claire Sexton (Clon), Jill Kiely (Coachford), Eirne Desmond, Lucy Allen (Col An Phiarsaigh), Katie Coughlan (Drom), Joanne O’ Keeffe, Trish O’ Sullivan (Fermoy), Chloe Ahern (Glanmire), Aisling O’ Reilly, Niamh Sheehan, Cathy O’ Mahony, Leah O’ Sullivan (Kinsale), Emily Fitzpatrick (Mallow), Jessica Dunne, Leanne Kelleher, (Millstreet), Maedhbh Ellen Desmond (Mount Mercy), Emer Cummins (Scoil Mhuire), Amy Walsh, Clodagh O’ Keeffe (St. Angela’s), Caoimhe Rodgers (St. Patrick’s).

Our annual bag packing runs on June 5th to 7th with all support greatly appreciated on these days. Don’t forget to wear your club colours!

The U10 Blitz has been very successful so far we would like to thank our neighbours, Fr. O’Neill’s for hosting last week’s event. We are looking forward to taking the U10’s to Na Piarsaigh this Saturday from 10am 11.30am.

Kids, you need to remind your parents that your Cúl Camp forms need to be handed back no later than Friday, and anyone who has registered on line MUST give Kelma your names as well. Hurleys and skirts available from GAA shop, which is open every Saturday. Hoodies available in 3-4 weeks. And finally, it was all fun last Saturday in Kart world, Watergrasshill, where the girls showed that they don’t just have skills on the field, they have skills in the trenches as well.

Eoin Siochrú showed his talents to command an army into battle, while Ger Motherway has taken the title of Kind Sumo!

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Killeagh / Ita’s juvenile

Russell Rovers juveniles get First Aid sponsorship from Cloyne Pharmacy

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Fé 14 Hurling League

BOTH our Fé 14 hurling squads were in action on home soil this past week. Our ‘A’ squad took on the challenge of the Sars boys, and our second string hosted the Cloyne lads. Both games served up some fine hurling and at the conclusion of both we had secured victory and bagged the league points. These league games are great preparation for the upcoming East Cork Championship in three weeks time.

Féile Peil na nÓg na Mumhan

On Saturday last the Féile Peil na Mumhan was hosted in many venues throughout the county, and many teams participated in this inaugural competition. This was a taste of what is ahead for us next year, as Cork is to host the All Ireland Féile Peil in 2011. All teams, both boys and girls, assembled in the City for the opening ceremony which was a very colourful parade of the participating teams and their mentors through the City, led by many brass and reed bands. The atmosphere was electric! We then dispersed to our appointed venues for our football games. Killeagh-Ita’s travelled to St. Michael’s Football Club in Blackrock, where we got a warm welcome and met up with our opponents.

We were grouped with Dingle, Carrigaline and the hosts St. Michael’s. Needing to top the group to qualify for the play off, we played our opening game with Dingle, not knowing before we began but quickly learning as they played, that they were Kerry County Champions. We played a little below par in this opening game and came out the wrong side of the scoreline as the final whistle sounded, losing by 2-9 to 1-4. In the next game, we faced Carrigaline. Here we upped the ante big time and got into our stride, and despite being at a disadvantage at the short whistle when trailing by 1-2 to no score, we made full use of the wind after the change over and concluded this game 4-2 to 12 victors. Our last group game was against the hosts, St. Michael’s. Playing well now as a team, despite losing two players to injury, we saw off their challenge after a great game of football, winning by 5-3 to 2-4. Although other results meant we had not done enough to qualify, we nonetheless had a most enjoyable day out and learned a lot from the games. Dingle went on to top the group and win it out. We would like to thank St. Michael’s Club for their hospitability and refreshments throughout the day.

Fé 12 Hurling

Our second team played a Hurling League game against Midleton on Wednesday last in Páirc Uí Chin-

néide. In an entertaining game we scored the points while, crucially, Midleton scored the goals, and so came out on top. Our first team travelled to Lismore on Saturday for a friendly and played well to emerge victors. Our U-11 hurlers begin their campaign this week with a trip to Ahavine to take on Fr. O’Neill’s.

Fé 9 Football

We began our East Cork U-9 Football League on Saturday last when we welcomed neighbours, Kiltha Óg for a 10-a-side game, run under the Go Games zones format. We competed gamely but were second best on the day. Football training continues for U-9’s and U-10’s on Wednesday next. We will host an Under 9 hurling blitz on Saturday morning next, June 5th, with Erin’s Own, Ballinacurra, Fr. O’Neill’s and Lisgoold due to visit us. Well done to Ciara Motherway who played in goals for the Cork camogie team in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday. I don’t think we ever got 36,000 to any match in Páirc Uí Chinnéide yet, so it was a great honour for you, Ciara!

Good luck to all our young players who are facing into Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams in the coming weeks. Remember, you’re on the last lap, so stick with it and the results will come! Summer Camp is now only 6 weeks away. Surely, after witnessing Cork play so well against Tipperary on Sunday last, every boy and girl is dreaming of similar glory days in the near or distant future! Maybe this year’s Summer Camp will be your launch pad to fame and glory!

Finally, best wishes to our Senior Hurlers who face Carrigtwohill in the opening round of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship on Friday evening next, June 4th, in Midleton. How will we contain that mighty man, Niall Mac? I guess that’s for bainisteoir, Ger and his team of wise men to work out!

Golf Classic

JUST over a couple of weeks to go to the Golf Classic which will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 18th and 19th at Lismore Golf Club. The cost of entering a team will be €120 which includes a light meal on the conclusion of your round. The organising committee would be happy to include your name or company name with our list of sponsors, should you wish to contribute. The timesheet is filling up rapidly so get in contact with any of the below to state your preferred tee-time. All adult players are expected to enter a team. Remember you don’t have to be a golfer to play on the day.

Arthur Murphy 087 7793839, Trevor Richards 086 0666196, Conor O’Brien, 087 9222482 or Oliver Parson 086 1936055.

Fé 10 Hurling

Our Under 10 hurlers, shorn of a few regulars, travelled to picturesque Ballyduff on the banks of the Blackwater on Saturday to participate in their annual invitational tournament. We were second best to Castlelyons in our opening match, but then pipped Tramore in a thriller in our second game, with James Kent and Richie Long getting vital goals. In our final game Portlaw proved too strong for us. Well done to all the players, especially our 3 Under 9s who travelled – Cian McDonald, Dara Motherway and Darragh O’Connor, and a big thank you to our supporters and taxi drivers!

Baile na Corra


LAST week, Seamus Kennefick, Chairman, Adrian Quill, Treasurer, Dean Parker, Lead Medic and Padraig Finn, Runaí from Russell Rovers Juvenile GAA Club received first aid sponsorship from Dermot Twomey, Cloyne Pharmacy. First aid plays a vital part in any sporting event where contact is inevitable - let’s just hope Russell Rovers don’t have to avail of too much first aid for the season.

St. Declan’s Way Walk with Ardmore GAA

FOR several centuries now all roads in Munster lead to Ardmore, Co. Waterford on July 24th. The Waterford Saint, Declan, born outside Cappoquin, established his early church in Ardmore before St. Patrick arrived in Ireland and ever since the devotion to Declan has been observed every year by locals and visitors in mid-Summer. St. Declan’s day is observed by making the Pattern rounds at St. Declan’s well in Dysert and at the older, smaller, church building called the Beannachain, which lies near the later Roundtower and Cathedral. The Pattern Day has a remarkable history of continuity which has been strengthened in recent years by the revival of St. Declan’s Pattern Festival. The festival has been a huge success over the last four years and plans for the next festival are well advanced (see Ardmore GAA club, officially titled St. Declan’s GAA, was founded 124 years ago. This small club is deeply rooted in its local community and is proud to have five players on the Senior Inter-county hurling and football squads. This year the club has decided to combine one of it’s fundraising efforts with the ancient celebration of St. Declan’s Pattern Day. The club will hold a two day Sponsored Walk tracing the ancient St. Declan’s Way, from Lismore to Ardmore, on July 23rd and 24th - arriving into Ardmore village in support of the official commencement of the 2010 Pattern Festival. St. Declan’s Way is the name given to the ancient medieval routeways which crisscross the West Waterford countryside, connecting Lismore and Ardmore. Forty kilometres of winding country lanes and secondary roads, starting in Lismore, crossing the Blackwater at Cappoquin and rising steadily thereafter into the Drum hills and dropping finally into the coastal lowlands at Ardmore. The members of St. Declan’s GAA club will trace the route taken by Declan himself, as he would have travelled between Lismore and Ardmore in the fifth century AD. The walk will be organised in 10 km sections and walkers are encouraged to do one section at least, with many already training to complete the full 40 km. For many people the Sponsored Walk is an opportunity to fulfil an ambition of a lifetime. The devotion to St. Declan is embedded deeply amongst the people of West Waterford and the walk will serve the dual purpose of connecting the past with the present need to raise funds for the future development of the GAA club. Ardmore GAA Club will welcome with open arms walkers who wish to join them on this historic pilgrimage, but we need notice of your participation well in advance. For sponsorship cards or more details please contact Billy Harty (086 8785222) or email or visit us online at or

Lotto Results

Numbers were 9, 22, 25 and 28. No winners. Lucky Dips went to Anton Sweeney, Eddie O’Halloran, Lillian McCann, Ber Herlihy and Kim Hodnett. Next week’s draw will be in Jacko’s for €5,200.


The U10 Hurling Blitz takes place this Saturday in Killeagh. Full details to follow by text during the week. Training will take place this Thursday at 5.45 pm to 6.45pm. It’s great to see a few new faces at the Juvenile training sessions over the past couple of weeks and, indeed, it’s even better to see a few familiar faces returning. Details of all training sessions are sent by text to parents. New members are always welcome. No training this Saturday due to U10 Hurling Blitz.

Well done Cork

Congratulations to the Cork Hurlers on their recent success over Tipperary in the Munster Championship. Special mention must go to one of our own, Martin Walsh, who is involved with the Cork setup. Information regarding tickets for next game versus Limerick at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on June 20th will be forwarded by text.


THANK you to all involved with the GAA and Camogie clubs and those who took the time to nominate the GAA club in the recent ‘Garvey’s Cobh Community Fund’ initiative. The GAA club received €1000 at the presentation in Garvey’s SuperValu on Thursday last. A big thank you also to the management and staff of Garvey’s.


Minor Non-Exam FL: Cobh 2-12 Clondrohid 2-14 (aet) Minor Non-Exam HL: Cobh 4-4 Setantas 2-4 Cobh 2-12 Kilmeen/Kilbree 2-15 Cobh 3-11 Ballincollig 3-05 IHL: Cobh 2-17 Blackrock 1-11 JBHL: Cobh 1-10 Carrignavar 1-15 Hurling challenge: Cobh 1-15 Russell Rovers 0-11 U12HL Cobh 7-11 Cloyne 0-03.

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

IHL vs. St. Vincent’s in Shanbally at 7pm on 2/6/10 Minor Non-Exam HL vs. Clondrohid on 5/6/10 at 7pm.


Children born between 2000 and 2003, and who haven’t played before, are invited to come along and try out the game of hurling on the main GAA pitch between 2.30pm and 4pm on June 5th and June 12th. Hurleys and helmets will be supplied on the day so why not come up and ‘Have-A-Go’. (No cost involved)


Every Sunday at 8.15pm. Monster 25th Anniversary Bingo on Sunday, June 13th at 8.15pm sharp. €3000 in prize money including a €500 game. All other games prizes doubled. Hampers and Spots. Great night assured. This year’s GAA summer camp (Cúl Camp) will run from July 5th to 9th. Cost €55 for first child, €45 for second child in the family and €35 for third and subsequent children. See our ad. in this week’s East Cork Journal for Cobh GAA’s summer music gigs - top acts announced and Family Fun Day on July 30th.

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Fr. O’Neill’s


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Main Sponsor: Audit Diagnostics

Premier IHL Fr. O’ Neill’s 3-8 Newcestown 1-13

FR. O’ Neill’s intermediate hurlers came up trumps on Saturday night last when they saw off Newcestown by the narrowest of margins in an entertaining hour’s hurling at Carrigtwohill. Newcestown were out of the blocks on the second minute when their centre forward pointed from a 65. Eoghan McCarthy opened O’ Neill’s account on the fourth minute when he pointed a close in free. An opportunist point from the New-

cestown corner forward cancelled out Eoghan’s point, but Eoghan had the ball in the back of the opposition’s net two minutes later when he broke clear from a James Ryan shot and beat the Newcestown goalie. O’ Neill’s thought all their Christmases’ came when Alan Brett added a second goal a minute later, to let five points between the sides after seven minutes. Newcestown hit back with two more points but James Ryan also added another point for O’ Neill’s on the 16th minute. Eddie Holland popped over his first point on the 22nd minute, and the Carbery men added two more points to let the half time score 2-4 to 0-7 in O’ Neill’s favour.


Senior Hurling Championship

THIS Saturday, June 5th sees Midleton face Sarsfields in the opening round of this year’s Senior Hurling Championship. The game will be played in Carrigtwohill with a 4 pm throw in. The team’s preparations have been going well. Ger Power is Manager this year, with Terence McCarthy and Paul Griffin acting as selectors. Gerry Wallis has been overseeing the physical preparations. Our League campaign has been a mixed bag, but when we have had our full team available, the performances have been encouraging. As with all Championship games it is all about how we perform on the day. We face tough opponents in Sarsfields, who were only denied back to back counties by Newtown in last year’s final. After the success of Cork last weekend it should ensure a fine attendance. Please come along and support the Magpies on Saturday for what should be an excellent contest.

Underage Fé 10

On Saturday last, Midleton Fé 10 hurlers reached the final of the Decky Guckian Championship after narrowly defeating Carrigtwohill in a titanic encounter at Midleton Headquarters on a scoreline of 1-4 to 1-2. This was a top class game with great skill and commitment shown by both sides. These teams had previously met at the playoff stages of this competition, with Midleton winning that one also by the narrowest of margins. Carrigtwohill

Luke Swayne raised his first point on the resumption, while

qualified for the semi by virtue of being best runners up in the play off stages. So, everyone knew going into the semi- final that no more than a puck of a ball would separate the teams again... and so it was. Midleton started well and had a point from play followed by another from Tommy O’Connell before Kian Farmer rattled the net. Carrig ended the half strongly with a point from play and a pointed 65, leaving the score 1-2 to 0-2. On the turnover, Carrig applied all the pressure and were awarded a close in free, which they goaled. Things were now going Carrig’s way but Cormac O’Brien was having none of it, and after rounding his marker, he scored a peach of a point. Midleton continued to apply the pressure, and when Tom O’Connell scored a close in free, the Referee blew the long whistle shortly afterwards. Ross Shanahan was solid in goals. The full back line of David Scanlon, Alan Power & Cormac Hill dealt with all that was thrown at them. The half backs line of Fergus Wade, Ciaran Evans & Ronan Lynch did well. Tom O’Connell & Shane Veilard held sway at midfield. The forwards of Jake Shanahan, Ross O’Regan, Kian Farmer, Griffin Hurley, Cormac O’Brien, Niall Higgins, Coleman Quinn, Ryan O’Riordan, and Scott Holahan all did well.

Fé 9

It was a very hectic weekend of sport for the Fé 9’s. On Saturday they travelled to Mallow for football and on Sunday we hosted 3 great matches against our Tipperary rivals.Tipperary’s Moyle Rovers travelled to Cork for the big match, and stopped in Midleton en route for a great

Newcestown added two points on the 34th and 37th minutes. Kieran Wall added another minor for O’ Neill’s on the 42nd minute, and Newcestown pegged a point back as well after some good play from their half back line. Podge Butler and Eoghan Mac added points from frees while James Ryan put the final nail in the Newcestown coffin when he kicked O’ Neill’s third goal on the 51st minute. O’ Neill’s thought they had done enough at this stage but conceded 1-3 in the last ten minutes They were saved by the whistle and ran out deserved winners by the very minimum. TEAM: Paul Colbert, Martin Lawton, John O’ Mahoney, John O’ Driscoll, Niall Griffin, Billy Murphy, Alan Hayes, James Ryan, Mark Hayes, Quintin Higgins, Jer Holland, Eddie Holland, Alan Brett, Eoghan McCarthy, Kieran Wall. Subs used: Luke Swayne for Alan Hayes, Podge Butler for Martin Lawton. REF. Barry Day (Aghada).

morning of sport.It was a very even display of hurling in all the matches. Afterwards Moyle Rovers and our own team returned to the hall for wonderful refreshments provided by the Midleton parents.A big thank you to all those who contributed, either with food or help in the hall serving the refreshments.

On Saturday, we travelled to Mallow to play our first East Cork league Fé9 football match.The format for this league was three periods of 17 minute matches with each player rotating to a different position in each match.We travelled with 23 players and fielded two teams, as did our opponents. Mallow started both games very strongly playing some wonderful football, but as both games progressed our lads fought very hard to get back into both games and finished very strongly. Well done to all who travelled. Our next game will be against Glanmire with time and date to be decided.

Fé 8

On Thursday evening our Fé8 hurlers travelled to Sars for what turned out to be a very entertaining evening of hurling. Three matches were played with each player receiving lots of playing time. There was plenty of skill displayed on the night, in front of a large attendance of parents and grandparents. Thanks to Sars for staging the matches and we look forward to the return match which we will host in the near future. We look forward to the speedy return of our two injured players, Christopher Leahy and Conor Hayes.

Fé 12

Our Fé12 Hurlers began their league campaign in the past week and had very contrasting results. First up in the A league we made the short trip to Carrigtwohill to take on our near neighbours on

Thursday, May 20th. In this game we started very sharply, and following a very early scoring spree where we put a big lead up, we finished the game winning by 9-7 to 3-5. Our panel on the night was Kevin Mulcahy (capt) (0-1), Christopher Power (1-0), Padraig O’Brien, Sean O’Meara, Ryan O’Reagan, Ryan McConville, Temitayo Abdullah, Sean O’Leary, Adam Daly, Christian Daly, David Mulcahy (1-1), Eoin Moloney, Liam Franklin (1-0), Garan Manley (54), Shane O’Brien, Conor O’Neill, Ronan O’Donovan, PJ Fitzgerald (1-1), Dion O’NeillHill, Dylan Cahalane, Kevin Daly, Next up on Monday, May 24th we entertained Sarsfields in Clonmult. After another good strong start to this game we faded somewhat in the second half and ended up losing to a very strong and well balanced Sars side by 3-14 to 3-17. Our Panel for this game was Ryan O’Reagan, Conor Evans, Christian Daly, Sean O’Meara, Adam Daly, Ryan McConville, Temitayo Abdullah, Christopher Shanahan, Kevin Mulcahy (capt), Garan Manley (0-3), Jordan Roche, David Mulcahy (03), Eoin Moloney (1-0), Padraig O’Brien (0-1), Dion O’Neill-Hill (1-0), PJ Fitzgerald, Conor O’Neill, Shane O’Brien, Kelvin Hickey, Christopher Power (1-0), Liam Franklin, Ronan O’Donovan, Kevin Daly, Dylan Cahalane.

Finally on Thursday, May 27th our D league team made the trip to Killeagh to take on Killeagh / Ita’s. Again, we started very well and controlled the game for long periods. Our lads eyes for goal when the opportunity arose was telling in the end, as we won by 4 goals to 2 points. Our panel for this game was Eoin Moloney, Shane O’Brien, Liam Franklin, Dylan Cahalane, John Dwyer, Conor O’Neill, Dara Thompson,

Aghada ladies football

James Ryan in action against Newcestown’s fullback

ON Saturday last, the U14 team took part in the Feile. They began their day with a parade through the city centre in the morning, and then headed to Ballincollig to play their matches. Unfortunately, the team took to the field with some of the older girls missing, and six U12’s playing, but none the less the girls gave of their best and enjoyed a very memorable day.Thanks to all the parents who mentored and looked after the girls for the day, and also to Ballincollig for hosting us. Training continues every Monday evening at 7pm and also Thursdays for the Juniors.

Best of luck to all the girls doing exams over the next couple of week.

Cormac Higgins, Cian O’Reagan (1-0), Conor Evans (1-0), Dion O’Neill -Hill, Kelvin Hickey, Ronan O’Donovan, Christopher Power (2-0), PJ Fitzgerald (Capt), Adam Daly, Temitayo Abdullah, Eoin Harnett, Colm O’Driscoil, Ian Desmond, Cathal Gunning, Luke Coppinger.

While concentrating on our Football league and Championship commitments in the last month or so, we also managed to play a number of Hurling Challenge games during April and May against St Finbarr’s, Blarney, Bishopstown and Na Piarsiagh. We travelled to Kilkenny to play Dicksboro and also to Cashel to play Cashel King Cormacs. From these games we learned that we have a lot of effort to put in training over the next few weeks, now that the football has come to an end, if we are to compete with these teams and others we can expect to meet in our league programme. The full panel of players used in all these games was: Kevin Mulcahy (capt), Conor O’Neill, Christopher Power, Kevin Daly, Conor Evans, Sean O’Meara, Ryan McConville, Temitayo Abdullah, Jordan Roche, Eoin Moloney,

David Mulcahy, Dylan Cahalane, Dion O’Neill-Hill, Liam Franklin, PJ Fitzgerald, Kelvin Hickey, Tom Scanlon, Eoin Hartnett, Padraig O’Brien, Christopher Shanahan, Ronan O’Donovan, Adam Daly, Ryan O’Reagan, Sean O’Leary, Tommy O’Connell, John Dwyer, Evan O’Meara, Adam Wilson, Luke Smyth, Christian Daly and Garan Manley.

Congratulations to Garan Manley on being selected for the Go Games at last Sunday’s championship games in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and to Luke O‘Farrell who was part of the Senior Hurling panel who defeated Tipperary. Best of luck to the Cork U21 hurlers who play Waterford in the championship this Wednesday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, to Ger Fitzgerald who is a selector and to a number of our lads who may be part of the panel. Well done to the U14 girls who recently won the East Cork Football defeating old rivals, Carrigtwohill.

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Nail-biting finish seals historic All-Ireland glory for Blackwater Community School Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


BCS beat Coláiste Bride, Enniscorthy 4-3 on penalties LAST Friday, Blackwater Community School U13 girls soccer panel claimed a historic victory in the FAIS Umbro U13 Girls All-Ireland Soccer Final.

The sun shone bright and hot on a pristine Ozier Park for a game with intensity, drama and talent worthy of an All-Ireland Final. Despite a nervous and energetic atmosphere, both teams hit the ground running and were clearly going for the win. The Enniscorthy defence were strong and organised, stopping a number of well worked attacks from Elaine Looby and Sinead Shanahan in the opening stages. Blackwater had the opportunity to break the deadlock from an outsanding Kayleigh Power free-kick, which shook the cross-bar after 15 minutes of play. Then, Ciara McCarthy came close with a high-looping shot from the left edge of the box that was just parried wide by a hard working Enniscorthy keeper. Enniscorthy also had a number of chances, with a lot of threats coming from international player, Mary Tyrrell on the left wing and fastpaced Rita Fortune in centre midfield, but exceptional work by sweeper and dual captain, Jessica Glavin kept the teams deadlocked at the half.

again threatened, but dogged tackling and great teamwork by Lorraine Bray and Emily Power on right wing and back, helped to break down each attack. Blackwater’s strikers were unlucky not to get a break, with Sarah Coughlan claiming a lot of ball in centre of midfield and providing great service to Avril Power who was unlucky not to hit the back of the net. The game was end-to-end stuff. Elaine Looby was moved up front towards the end of normal time to try and break down the Enniscorthy defence. Mallaidh Long was brought on and did a great job of breaking down the Enniscorthy attacks from centre midfield, as did Aoife Houlihan from left corner back. But the Enniscorthy defence were too strong and absorbed wave after wave of Blackwater pressure. Full time score 0-0. Blackwater looked the stronger in the first half of extra-time and were unfortunate not to get a goal from all the hard work by Sinead Shanahan and Lorraine Bray. In the second half of extra time, Enniscorthy came very close to scoring, hitting the cross bar and post in one attack, only to have the ball parried wide by our stalwart keeper, Roisin Cahillane. A tense end to the game, with penalties looming.


The second half started as dramatic as the first, with Sarah Coughlan hitting the cross bar in the early stages. Mary Tyrrell

Club Lotto Jackpot €19,710

Enniscorthy opened up the scoring with Sinead Shanahan

28/5/10: Under 10 Football League Eochaill 2-15 Erin’s Own 1-15 27/5/10: Under 11 Hurling League Eochaill 1-1 Sarsfield 34

THERE’S a lot of lotto to be won with Youghal G.A.A. Lotto Jackpot currently over €19,710. Lotto number for Monday the 17th were 13, 14, 17, 18. (No winner). €200 won by Eimear De La Cour. Seller’s prize Coakley’s Bar. Tickets costing €2 are available from the usual outlets & Club Arás.

29th May Under 14 F Munster Feile Eochaill

24/5/10: Under 10 Hurling Blitz Eochaill, Lisgoold, R Rovers, St. Catherine’s – (Eochaill won all their matches – well done. 24/5/10: Junior Camogie Challenge Eochaill 0-12 Ballymartle 0-6 24/5/10: Under 14 Hurling Challenge Eochaill 2-9 Cois Bride 35 26/5/10: Under 14 Hurling League Eochaill 3-8 Cobh 2-3

Details on Munster Football Féile Competition held in Cork. The Youghal lads led the parade proudly in our club colours and won all of their group games based in Mayfield, eventually losing out to Wolfe Tones from Clare in their group final. This was a marvellous achievement and they truly are great ambassadors of our club. By all accounts it was a very memorable


Results: Eochaill 3-1 Tarbert 09, Eochaill -5 Mayfield 2-3, Eochaill 5-8 Lyre 1-3. Group Final Eochaill 1-2 Wolfe Tones (Clare) 1-8

matching for Blackwater. After Enniscorthy’s second, Elaine Looby missed to leave us one behind. Then, an Enniscorthy player shot over the bar to keep the score at 2-1. Following this, Roisin Cahillane came out of goals to score one of her own, then went back between the posts and saved. An amazing performance from a keeper in an All-Ireland final shootout, and she did it with the ease and skill of a professional. Both teams

day for the lads & their parents and supporters.

Intermediate Hurling League Eochaill 2-17 Ballymartle 1-16

Youghal got their third win in this league campaign courtesy of a hard-fought victory against Ballymartle. Played in sweltering heat, this match had a championship pace from the throw-in. Youghal went into an early lead with some good points from play, before Andrew Curtin found the net after a great assist from James O’Mahony. Youghal played well throughout the half, though the opposition did miss a couple of goal opportunities. Youghal led by 6 points at halftime.

scored their next with Emily Power on target for us. With the score tied at 3-3, it all fell to centre back, Kayleigh Power to step up to the mark for the title. She slotted it with ease into the bottom corner, sealing the tie and winning the All-Ireland title, much to the delight of her team mates and a jubilant Blackwater crowd. This was a historic occasion for the school – the first All-Ireland

The game was turned on its head within the first ten minutes of the second half when Ballymartle went on a scoring spree to draw level. Youghal were really tested at this stage to turn the tide back in their favour. In fairness, they dug deep & showed great character for the rest of the game, scoring some great points to eventually run out winners by four points. A satisfactory performance & result for the team, which is encouraging as it comes with the championship just around the corner.

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

The Under 16s were also presented with their medals for last year on Friday last at Club Arás. Pictures were taken with all the team and the three trophies together with Mickey O’Regan, John Parker, John Grace and Barry Ring.

soccer trophy for our school and for West Waterford. Not only this, but the girls completed this feat with a complete clean sheet for the entire competition – no goals conceded from play all year. The team carried themselves through this tournament like champions, giving their best both on and off the pitch and always showed great spirit, honesty and respect. They were very deserving winners and are great ambassadors for both Munster


Senior Football training is continuing every Sunday morning at 11am and Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

Training Times:

Under 12’s – Monday 7-8pm, Wednesday 7pm-8pm, Friday 78pm Under 10’s - Monday 7 pm8.15pm, Wednesday 7pm 8.15pm, Saturday 12.45pm – 2 pm Under 8/9’s - Saturday 9.30 a.m. Under 7’s - Saturday at 10.30 a.m. Under 6’s - Saturday at 11.30 a.m

VHi GAA Cúl Camp, Youghal

This camp will be taking place from August 11th to 13th at Club Arás, Youghal. The camp caters for children up to 15 years. Forms are available from your Team Manager. You can also register on line on .

Youghal GAA Gear Shop

The shop is open every Saturday morning from 10.30am 12.30pm

and Irish soccer. Huge thanks must go to their coaches and mentors Colm Perrott, Mike Looby and David King who have worked tirelessly with the team throughout the year to help them bring the All-Ireland title to Lismore. Also, thank you to the parents who helped look after the girls and coaches in the last few months, to the supporters who travelled and to Anne Bennett, our PRO for the excellent photographs of the day.

Youghal G.AA Golf Classic Fundraiser

Youghal Golf Club – Thursday, June 17th For further details contact the Club.

Schools Blitz, June 18th, 12 noon - 3pm

This is starting on June 18th. Schools participating (Clonpriest, Gaelscoil and others)

Launch of Family Fun Weekend -

Friday, June 11th at 8.30pm at Club Arás. This is event will be held over the August weekend (Friday through to Sunday with plenty to do for all the family).

A full list of events will be launched on the night and programmes will be issued within a couple of weeks. All welcome and if anyone would like to help out for this weekend please contact the committee at the Club.

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Cork demolish Tipperary with hard working display Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


CORK sent out a clear message as to their championship ambitions, with a resounding victory over a Tipperary side that failed to measure up to the expectations of their fans, who travelled in numbers to make up a crowd of 36,827 for this Munster senior hurling quarter final on Sunday last. The tension was there from the start as both sides tore into the fray, with Lar Corbett getting Tipperary off the mark with an early point. Indeed, the Tipperary corner forward might well have had a goal in the sixth minute but his shot was guided out for a 65 which Eoin Kelly converted. In those early stages Tipperary looked up for the fight, as Cork opened their account with Cathal Naughton setting up Ben O’Connor for Cork’s opening point. While Seamus Callinan landed another point for the premier county, it was Cork who gradually worked their way into the game. The aerial threat posed by Asaki O’hAilpin became apparent as he forced Brendan Cummins into a great save in the 10th minute. Asaki was to the fore again minutes later as he won possession


Cork will now face Limerick in three weeks time, and on this form they look certain to be in the Munster final on July 11th. Things so far have gone to plan Paudie O’Sullivan in action against Tipp. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

and kicked home a goal, only for referee Barry Kelly to award a 20 metre free which Patrick Horgan blasted to the roof of the net. That goal gave Cork huge confidence, and with the defence tightening up it was Cork who continued to apply the pressure but had only a Ben O’Connor point to show for their efforts. Lar Corbett and Eoin Kelly had

Tipp points to leave just a point between the sides again. That was, until Asaki soared highest again to set up Patrick Horgan, and the Glen Rovers star blasted home his second goal of the afternoon. By now Cork were growing in stature with Eoin Cadogan, Ronan Curran and John Gardiner

on top, and while Tipperary did manage a few nice points from John O’Brien and Brendan Maher, it was clear that Cork were assuming control and at half time Cork led by 2-5 to 0-9. The Cork attack could have done better on a few occasions but at midfield, and in defence in particular, Cork were assuming a stranglehold on the game.

New look Cork overcome Tipperary in Intermediate game as well


THE scene was set for the senior game on Sunday with a clinical display by a new look Cork Intermediate side who turned in a superb display to fashion a fully deserved victory over a disappointing Tipperary. Taking nothing away from Cork, their victory would have been greater

While Tipperary got the opening point of the second half, a run of four points from Cork left them very much in control as they moved into a 2-9 to 0-11 lead after the first fifteen minutes. Eoin Kelly and Ben O’Connor continued to trade points but the expected Tipperary challenge never got off the ground. Their cause became a hopeless one as two quick points from Patrick Horgan were followed up by a third Cork goal from Asaki O’hAilpin who deservedly got his reward for a hard working display. With the game won, Cork introduced Michael Cussen and Paudi O’Sullivan in attack with Cathal Naughton landing a great point from play. Paudi O’Sullivan closed out an impressive display by the Rebels with the final point of the afternoon. With Tipperary going 32 minutes without a point from play in the second half, there was only going to be one winner of this contest.

had Bill McCormack not brought off a double save to deny Cork goals in the second half.

Cork, fielding a completely new fifteen, led by 0-9 to 1-5 in a well contested first half with Mark Harrington, Eoin Conway,

Danny O’Callaghan and John Halbert leading the way in attack, while Tadgh Healy, Kieran Lane and Brendan Coleman were strong in defence. The Tipperary threat was coming from impressive full forward, Cathal Dillon who, along with Tom Martin and Pat Murnane, ac-


for Denis Walsh who has got the Cork players working hard for one another. Their desire and appetite for the ball was refreshing, while their will to win along with getting the three goals, will please the management most. Tipperary has not yet gone away and they will no doubt figure later on in the All Ireland series. For now, however the happiest man in Páirc Uí Chaoimh may well have been watching Kilkenny manager, Brian Cody, who saw one of his main rivals easily overcome.

CORK: P Horgan 2-2, A O’hAilpin 11, B O’Connor 0-5, N McCarthy, J Gardiner and C Naughton 0-2 each , P O’Sullivan 0-1 each. TIPPERARY: E Kelly 0-7, J O’Brien and L Corbett 0-2 each, S Callinan, B Maher and T Hamersley 0-1 each. CORK: 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, J O’Connor, N McCarthy, K Murphy, A O’hAilpin and K Murphy. Subs used M Cussen, P O’Sullivan and L McLoughlin. TIPPERARY: B Cummins, P Stapleton, P Maher, P Curran, D Fanning, C O’Mahony, M Cahill, B Maher, S McGrath, N McGrath, S Callinan, J O’Brien, E Kelly, B O’Meara and L Corbett. Subs used S Hennessy, J Brennan, C O’Brien and T Hamersley. REFEREE: Barry Kelly, Westmeath.

The Sciath na Scol girls at half-time



counted for most of the Tipperary scores. On the resumption Cork upped their game and while scores were traded evenly in the third quarter, Cork forged into a match winning lead with sub, Michael O’Sullivan scoring the all important goal in the 46th

The Sciath na Scol boys at half-time

minute having earlier been denied by the brilliance of McCormack. That score moved Cork into a commanding lead, and with Eoin Conway continuing to punish any Tipperary indiscretions, the Cork side moved into an unassailable lead. Cork ran out very convincing winners and they, too, can look forward to a meeting with Limerick in three weeks time.

CORK: M O’Sullivan 1-1, E Conway 0-8, J Halbert, B Fitzgerald and D O’Callaghan 0-2 each, B Corry, B Lawton and M Harrington 0-1 TIPPERARY: C Dillon 1-3, S Carey 04, M Dunne 0-2, P Murnane, W O’Dwyer and R Sherlock 0-1 each. CORK: D McCarthy, J O’Callaghan, K Lane, B Coleman, S White, T Healy, M Sullivan, K Hartnett, B Fitzgerald, E Conway, B Corry, B Lawton, D O’Callaghan, M Harrington and J Halbert. Subs used D Crowley, B Cooper and C Casey. TIPPERARY: B McCormick, A Byrnes, G Hannigan, L Mackey, E Han-

ley, N Teehan, R Sherlock, W O’Dwyer, J Coughlan, M Dunne, P Austin, P Buckley, S Carey, C Dillon and P Murnane. Subs used C Larkin, W Keogh and K Dwyer. REFEREE: Sean McMahon, Clare.

In the Boys Primary game match at the interval there was a big East Cork representation with Michael Goggin, Glenville, John Looney, Aghada, Kevin Moynihan, Ballycotton, Shay O’Gorman, Dungourney, Adam Murphy, Watergrasshill, Billy Dunne, Kilcreaden and Garran Manley, Gaelscoil Mainistir na Corann Midleton all lining out, while John Boylan from Dungourney N.S. was one of the mentors. In the corresponding girls game, Ciara Motherway, Killeagh, Rebecca Walshe, Shanagarry and Michelle Barry, Upper Glanmire were also in action.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal Stack - 4th Mary Doyle 5th Anniversary Anniversary

Barton -

2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of my dear son Jim, who died on June 5th, 2008. Time passes and memories stay, You are remembered Jim, every day, Your name is often mentioned, Our thoughts are with you still, You have never been forgotten, And by us you never will. Always remembered - Pop.

Barton -

2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of my brother Jim, whose second anniversary occurs on June 5th. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Always remembered by your brother John, sister -in-law Bernie, nephews Philip and Damien.

Barton -

2nd Anniversary

In memory of my brother James (Jim), whose anniversary occurs at this time. No farewells were spoken, Will always bring regret, But the hearts that always loved you, Are the ones that won’t forget. Lovingly remembered by your sister Mary and brother-in-law Patsy. Anniversary Mass for Jim, will be held in the Holy Rosary Church, Midleton, on Saturday, June 5th at 7.30pm.

Barton -

2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of a dear brother Jim, who died on June 5th, 2008. Silent memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year, Out of our lives you may be gone, But in our hearts you still live on. Sadly missed by his brother Will, also Marian and Adam.

Mary Doyle 5th Anniversary

In loving memory of my mother, Mary, who died on June 3rd, 2005. RIP. Softly the leaves of memories fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all, A thought, a prayer, is all we can give, These you will have as long as you live. Loved and missed always, your daughter Rose and family. Mass offered.

Mary Doyle 5th Anniversary

In memory of Mary Doyle, late of Fr. Murphy Place, Midleton.

A shadow walks beside us, Forever by our side, Always there to guide us, Ever since you died, No matter how we spend our days, No matter what we do, No morning dawn, no evening falls, Without a thought of you. Remembered by Emer and Enya.

In loving memory of my wonderful mother Mary, late of Fr. Murphy Place, Midleton. Today marks the day, Mam, That my heart was torn in two, I never thought I’d see the day, That I couldn’t turn to you. You came to me in my dreams Mam, When all I wanted to do was die, And reassured me that you had your castle in the sky, You gave me light to carry on, Still there for me and still being strong. Sadly missed by your loving daughter Kathleen and son-inlaw Jim.

Mary Doyle 5th Anniversary

In loving memory of my dear Nan, Mary, whose 5th anniversary occurs on June 3rd. Our beautiful Nan went to Heaven, With you Lord, she went to stay, Call her and place a kiss on her cheek, And tell her we think of her everyday. Loved and missed always - your grandson Christopher, his wife Caroline and great-grandchildren Daniel and Erin.

O’Keeffe 7th Anniversary

In loving memory of my Dad Moss, who died seven years ago tomorrow. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Love Colin and Sharon. Baby Jesus up above, Give Granddad Mossie all our love. Shauna and Jade.

Cherished memories of my dear wife Pauline, late of Ballinacurra, who died on June 6th, 2006. Life goes on, I know that’s true, But it’s not the same since I lost you. Though Heaven and Earth divide us, We are never far apart, For you are always in my thoughts, And forever in my heart. Sadly missed by your husband Maurice.

District Court Area of Midleton

District No. 20


Cronin Wall Properties Limited Applicant

TAKE NOTICE that Cronin Wall Properties Limited having its registered office at Cork Road, Midleton, Co. Cork intends to apply to the District Court at Midleton, County Cork on the 1st day of July 2010 for a CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION to hold an Auctioneer’s Licence to carry on business under the name of Cronin Wall Properties Limited through its nominee Shay Cronin with its principal place of business at Farren House, Cork Road, Midleton in the County of Cork and District Area aforesaid. Dated the 31st May 2010

SIGNED: …………………………….. Eoin Murphy Solicitors, Solicitors for the Applicant, First Floor, Watersedge, Midleton, Co. Cork

TO; The Superintendent of An Garda Sìochàna, District Headquarters, Midleton, Co. Cork AND; The District Court Clerk, The Courthouse, Youghal, Co. Cork

Stack -

O’Keeffe 7th Anniversary

Stack -


Love always, Moss, Laura and baby Ellie x x.


District Court Area of Midleton

District No. 20


Browne & Colbert Limited t/a Colbert & Co. Applicant

TAKE NOTICE that Browne & Colbert Limited trading as Colbert & Co. having its registered office at Library House, 18 Dyke Parade, Cork intends to apply to the District Court at Midleton, County Cork on the 1st day of July 2010 for a CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION to hold an Auctioneer’s Licence to carry on business under the name of Browne & Colbert Limited t/a Colbert & Co. through it nominee Gary Colbert with the principal place of business at 23 Midleton Business and Enterprise Park, Dwyer’s Road, Midleton in the County of Cork and District Area aforesaid. Dated the 31st May 2010

SIGNED: …………………………….. Eoin Murphy Solicitors, Solicitors for the Applicant, First Floor, Watersedge, Midleton,Co. Cork

TO; The Superintendent of An Garda Sìochàna, District Headquarters, Midleton, Co. Cork AND; The District Court Clerk, The Courthouse, Youghal, Co. Cork

4th Anniversary

Remembering my dear sister-in-law Pauline, late of Ballinacurra, whose fourth anniversary occurs at this time. R.I.P. Mass offered.

If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy, A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, those things I too will miss. Be not burdened with things of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I have savoured much, Good friends, good times, 4th anniversary A loved one’s touch. Treasured memories of a wonderful Perhaps my time seemed brief, mother, Pauline Stack, late of BalDon’t lengthen it now with undue grief, linacurra, who died on 06/06/2006. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now God set me free. Nothing on earth can ever replace, The sound of your voice, Remembered always by Or the smile on your face, Teresa and Brian. As I look back upon the years, I think of you with love and tears, A thousand words could never say, How much I miss you every day. Like falling leaves the time slips by, In loving memory of But the memories I hold will never die. my husband Moss, lat of Lower Wishing you were here, your Road, Ballidaughter Tracy x x. nacurra, whose 4th anniversary 7th anniversary occurs In loving memory of a dear mother, tomorrow, June 3rd. Pauline Stack. It broke my heart to lose you Moss, My heart is full of memories, But you did not go alone, With pride I speak your name, The day God called you home. Though life goes on without you, Always remembered by his loving It will never be the same. wife Kit. Still silent thoughts, Still tears unseen, Wishing your absence O’Keeffe 7th Anniversary Was only a dream. In loving memory of my Dad, Treasured memories silently kept, Mossie. Of a Mam I love and Sadly the leaves of memory fall, will never forget. Gently we gather and treasure them all,


Stack -

Unseen, unheard, you’re always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. Find the softest pillow Lord, To rest his head upon, Place a kiss upon his cheek, And tell him who it’s from. His loving daughter Cathy, son-inlaw Jim, grandchildren Jason, Stuart, Nadine, great-grandchildren Seán, Jack, Philip, Leah, Ella and Mary.

O’Keeffe - 7th Anniversary

In loving memory of my Dad, Moss. We sat beside your bedside, Our hearts were crushed and sore, We did our duty to the end, ‘Till we could do no more. In tears we watched you sinking, We watched you fade away, And though our hearts were breaking, We knew you could not stay. You left behind some aching hearts, That loved you most sincere, We never shall and never will, Forget you, Father dear. Your loving son Stephen, daughterin-law Rosey and grandchildren Seán and Rosemary.

O’Keeffe - 7th Anniversary

In loving memory of my Dad Moss. late of Lower Road, Ballinacurra, who died on June 3rd. A thought, a prayer, Are all we can give, And these you shall have, As long as we live. Always remembered by John and Mary. Will those who think of granddad today, A little prayer to Jesus say. Always remembered by Paul and Lisa.

Desmond -


10th Anniversary

Treasured memories of our son Kieran, who died on June 1st, 2000, late of 9 Elsinore Rise, Midleton. R.I.P. Masses offered. May the winds of love blow gently, And whisper for you to hear, We love and miss you, Kieran, And wish you were still here. And when we’re sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, Cheer up and carry on. And when we see your picture, You seem to smile and say, Don’t cry, I’m only sleeping, We’ll meet again some day. Loved and missed each day Mam and Dad.

Desmond 10th Anniversary

In loving memory of a wonderful brother and uncle Kieran Desmond, 9 Elsinore Rise, Midleton. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you shall remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Sadly missed by your sister Helen, brother-in-law Eddie, nephews and nieces, Cormac, Sarah, Sinead and Edward.

Desmond 10th Anniversary In loving memory of my brother Kieran, whose 10th anniversary occurred on June 1st. Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent tears still fall, But living life without you, Is the hardest part of all. Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure, You’re loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. Sadly missed by your loving brother Eric, Eithne, Gemma, Thomas and Ben.

Desmond 10th Anniversary

In sad and loving memory of my much-loved brother Kieran Desmond, late of 9 Elsinore Rise, Midleton, who died on June 1st, 2000. The day I lost my brother, Is the day I can’t forget, And though time goes on, My heart is breaking yet. You shared my ups and downs, And helped me to see them through, You made the good times better, By the things you said and did, You were someone, Kieran, I could talk to, And on whom I could depend. I miss your laugh, and joking ways, I miss the things you used to say, And when good times I do recall, It’s then I miss you most of all. You were more than just my brother, You were my best friend too. Always loved and remembered by your loving sister Móire. Little angels all robed in white, Give my uncle Kieran a kiss, and hug tonight. Sadly missed by your niece Aileen.

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Your One Stop Shop For East Cork Services CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Tom & Monika Daly intend to apply for Planning Permission for alterations to existing dwelling house and all associated works, including the construction of a new single storey extension to the front and side of existing dwelling house at Carhoo, Killeagh, County 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 that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Michael & Elizabeth Quinlan, hereby apply for full planning permission, to construct a new single storey extension to rear of dwelling, with garage and the construction of front porch, to existing dwelling house at No. 7 Ballynoe Park, Ballynoe, Cobh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We, Pat & Ann O’Mahony, intend to apply for permission for development at Killahora, Glounthaune, Co. Cork. The development will consist of a single storey extension and 2no. bay window extensions to front of existing dwelling house. 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. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I, Robin Adair, wish to apply for planning permission for retention of a fisherman’s hut at Knockadoon Warren, Ballymacoda, 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 I, Amanda Arigho, wish to apply for full planning permission for the construction of 1 1/2 storey, dwelling, connection to public sewer and site works at Gogganstown, Knockraha, 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 Planning Authority, County Hall, Cork, during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL The Board of Management of the Midleton Educate Together National School wish to apply for Planning Permission to Cork County Council to construct a prefabricated single storey building to consist of one Classroom, Resource Room and Office complete with Toilets, together with associated site works and additional parking, ramps and drainage on the grounds at Midleton Rugby Club, Townspark, Broomfield East, 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 Donal & Cecilia Gallagher seek permission for the construction of a dwelling house, alterations and change of use of existing farm building to residential use and incorporation of same into new dwelling. Alterations to existing vehicle entrance at North Western Point of site and raising of western boundary wall and associated site works at Ballybraher Td, Ballycotton, Co. Cork. (Change of design and plan to development permitted under 08/10072). 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.


GLEESON: David, late of Hull and formerly of Youghal, on Tuesday, May 18th. RIP. Reception into Our Lady of Lourdes Church, The Strand, Youghal on Friday last, for Requiem Mass, followed by funeral afterwards to Clonpriest Cemetery.

BREEN: Bridget, late of Ballintubber, Carrigtwohill, on Saturday, May 15th. Removal on Thursday last, to St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill. Funeral Mass on Friday last, followed by burial in the Old Cemetery. MURPHY: Marjorie, late of Cobh, on Monday, May 24th. RIP. Reception in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh on Friday last, for Requiem Mass, followed by funeral to Old Church Cemetery, Cobh.

O’CALLAGHAN: Nora, late of Youghal, on Wednesday, May 26th. RIP. Removal on Friday last, to St. Mary’s Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Saturday last, followed by burial in the North Abbey Cemetery. CAREY: Henry of Australia and Carrigtwohill, Cork, on Thursday, May 27th. R.I.P. Interred in Melbourne.


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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Fo o d fo r t h o u g h t

Sponsored by Well & Good, Broderick Street, Midleton Tel. (021) 4633499

Doh! Don’t forget the FOOD dough and dips! COMBINING

THERE are many different causes of digestive disorders, and many possible solutions. But if you frequently feel bloated, if your tummy grumbles and groans and you are more tired than you should be, it is well worth giving food combining a try to see if this can reduce your discomfort.

What is food combining? It is based on the principle that different types of food have different requirements in terms of digestion. Most people can eat fish and chips in the same meal, or macaroni cheese or chicken and roast potatoes, but in some of us our digestion works more efficiently if we separate the different types of foods according to the demands they place on our digestion.

For example, to be broken down protein needs hydrochloric acid which is produced in the stomach. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, need an alkaline environment. If we eat protein and carbohydrates at the same time (fish and chips, chicken and roasties, macaroni and cheese) the alkaline digestion is delayed because acid is working in the stomach to break down protein. Compare the digestive tract to an office: mail keeps coming in, some useful, some junk – a muddle which is cleared up by sorting mail into piles. In a similar way, sorting food into types can help it to be digested more efficiently if a person has a weak digestive system. For these people, it often helps to treat fruit with respect, eating it either 20 minutes before a meal or a couple of hours later, as fruit is broken down rapidly in the body and can cause discomfort if taken at the end of a meal.

So what goes with what? Proteins are meat, poultry, game, fish, cheese and eggs. Carbohydrates are foods such as grains (rice, wheat, oats, spelt, corn or maize, millet, quinoa, buckwheat) potatoes, bread, anything sweet. FOR a casual summer dining treat that all the family will enjoy, why not try Garth’s recipe for Homemade Herby and Plain Dough Balls with Four Dips.

Created by FoodActive’s Garth McColgan for Aldi, this laid back Mediterranean snack makes both a great starter and a tasty side. Made in minutes, the chef will be out of the kitchen and enjoying these delicious dips with the rest of the family in no time! For more tempting recipes from Garth visit

Homemade Herby and Plain Dough Balls with Four Dips Serves: 4 snack portions Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 8 – 10 mins

Ingredients For the Dough

375g Self-Raising Flour

1 tsp Sea Salt 1 tsp Sugar 1 tsp White Pepper 3 tbsp Herbs de Provence 5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 210ml warm Water 50g Italian Style Grated Cheese

For the Olive Paste

1 jar Pitted Green Olives, rinsed ½ White Onion, finely chopped 1 clove Garlic, very finely chopped ½ Lemon, juiced ½ tsp freshly ground Black Pepper


1 tub Houmous 1 jar Green Pesto 1 jar Spicy Tomato and Pepper Pasta Sauce


For the Dough

1. Put the flour, sea salt, sugar and white pepper into a bowl and mix. 2. Transfer half the flour mix into a separate bowl and add the herbs, half the olive oil and half the water. Mix gently until it forms a ball of dough.

3. Put the other half of the olive oil and water into the non-herby flour mix and mix gently until it forms a ball. 4. Cover both dough mixtures with cling film and leave to rest for 20 minutes.

For the Olive Paste

1. Rinse the olives in cold water. 2. Pop into a blender with the onion, garlic, pepper and lemon juice and blend until smooth. It will not become fully smooth. No problem, a bit of texture is nice.

To Cook

1. Divide each dough ball into six evenly sized pieces and either roll them into a ball shape or, if you are using cheese, make a disc shape, pop some cheese in the centre and draw up the edges, pinching them together to ensure the cheese stays in the centre. 2. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 220°C for 8-10 minutes. 3. Serve hot with the olive paste and the other three shop-bought dips as a snack or with drinks before dinner. Kids love them.

Vegetables and salads are regarded as neutral foods, and can be enjoyed with both protein and carbs. Fat also goes with both. Pulses are regarded as carbs. The answer: Eat protein with salads and vegetables, so lots of veggies with your meat, which is getting more appetising by the day as new season vegetables arrive. Your carbs, such as porridge or breakfast cereal, are easy to manage, but think of eating potatoes or rice with vegetables, not with meat. What about baked potatoes with a salad or rice with a stir fry? A sandwich with salad rather than cheese?

Food combining may not be the answer for all, but it has helped countless people over the years.


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Arcade Midleton introduces Summer Collection for Cool and Trendy Kids Ki ds fashi on at Arcade Newborn - 14 yr olds

Arcade knows that kids would like to make their own decisions when it comes to what they want to wear. Kids are just as aware of what’s cool as grown ups are. Arcade stocks clothing designed for active, cool and trendy kids, from newborn to 14 years. Arcade also knows that parents love good quality at reasonable prices – and the fact that the clothes are made to survive pretty everything, both indoors and out, keeps them happy too! The Arcade offers a wide variety of summer trends for young girls, such as cool string tunic tops that can be layered with tshirts, to sweet and trendy floral and colourful print tops from €8.99. The summer dresses are romantic and pretty in lovely colours of cerise, turquoise and pink. 2 piece dress and shrug sets start at €14.99. Tunic tops and dresses are the dominant trend this season worn over cropped trousers or leggings. For girls age 2 - 6 yrs, the gingham dress and hat set is just €12.99.

Girls fashion at Arcade

Arcade boyswear is very stylish, funky and colourful with thoughtful detail such as adjustable waistbands. Colourful fabrics, both on tops and shorts, are a big thing this summer. All in all, this is a cool collection for energetic boys, with surf shirts for age 2-14 yrs from €9.99. The Arcade have croc-style sandals which are the perfect shoes for your little one during the summer, and they’re a steal at only €9.99. Pair them with the t-shirt and short set for the younger boy, pictured right are just €12.99.

Arcade boyswear

Tweeny girls and boys 8-14 yrs

Tweeny girls and boys are also catered for at Arcade Midleton, from ages 8 -14 years. Today’s boys and girls are extremely fashion conscious, and their taste and style change rapidly. They are independent individuals who decide for them-

selves what they want to wear. The mission for Arcade is to be able to keep up with them and deliver the newest trends for their outfits! T-shirt and shorts sets for boys are fantastic value at just €9.99. The frill tunic pictured right is just €19.99 and is available in 8 – 14 years, match with the cotton shorts pictured with it for only €19.99. Come in and experience the Summer 2010 collection at Arcade Midleton. Arcade’s state of the art store in Midleton consists of over 9,000 square feet of shopping space f o r fashion, home & interiors, offering great selection, quality and value in store with l e a d i n g brands, as well as the store’s own customer car park.



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

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I am the owner of a pet store. If I put in one canary per cage, I have one bird too many. If I put in two canaries per cage, I have one cage too many. How many cages and canaries do I have?

Five Minutes - Five Questions

1. How far would you have to travel to get to the centre of the Earth? 2. What would a bagpiper do with a chanter?

3. Until 1745, what were barbers officially able to perform, as well as haircuts? 4. Arches, loops, whorls and composites are all types of what? 5. What science fiction author wrote the Earthsea trilogy?

Answer to last week’s Medium


ANSWER TO RIDDLES: 1. First weigh three coins against three others. If the weights are equal, weigh the remaining two against each other. The heavier one is the counterfeit. If one of the groups of three is heavier, weigh two of those coins against each other. If one is heavier, it's the counterfeit. If they have equal weight, the third coin is the counterfeit. 2. Four canaries and three cages. ANSWERS: 1. Approx. 3960 miles (6385km) 2. Finger its holes ot play notes 3. Surgery 4. Fingerprints 5. Ursula Le Guin


You are given eight coins and told that one of them is counterfeit. The counterfeit one is slightly heavier than the other seven. Otherwise, the coins look identical. Using a simple balance scale, can you determine which coin is counterfeit using the scale only twice?

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KYLIE Goes Gaga tribute artist, Rosie Howick is Ireland's leading lookalike and sound-alike tribute to Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga, with over 5 years of experience performing as two of the worlds most embraced pop queens. 'You’re A Star' finalist Rosie, along with her dancers, have performed extensively across the UK and Ireland and have been causing quite a stir having headlined a number of festivals and recently being hand picked to support East 17. With full page features in the Sunday World, The Star (UK) and The Sun, it’s clear that

this experience is *especially for you*. With the looks and body perfect of the real Kylie and Gaga it's difficult to tell the difference when Rosie is on stage singing. Rosie's portrayal of the Queens of Pop is truly remarkable and authentic in every way, from the attention to detail of their iconic costumes, right the way through to the accuracy of their dance routines and to cap it all off, their unmistakable vocal styles. So put your *Hand On Your Heart*,*Step Back In Time *and get down to Wallis' on June 17th and *Just Dance* to *Cant Get You Outta My Head”.

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SOUTHWESTERN, Ireland’s leading business process services company has won the contract to supply reservation services to Poland’s largest hotel network.

The three year, six figure deal with Orbis Hotels will be managed by the firm’s facility in Lodz in central Poland and supported by its Cork operations in Clonakilty and Bandon. SouthWestern will provide reservation services in both English and Polish for Orbis clients who can book hotels in Poland and other European countries.

The company says the reservation services centre will operate seven days a week and there are plans to extend the service to cover the handling of emails, VIP clients and outbound calls. Orbis, which offers more than 11,000 rooms in over 60 hotels located in Poland and Central Europe, operates under a variety of well known brands such as Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, IBIS and Etap. It is majority owned by Accor, a major worldwide travel group


PREPARATIONS are in full swing for the arrival of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for its first stopover in Europe since it departed the UK last September.

The yachts are expected to arrive sometime over July 2nd / 3rd in Kinsale, but the festival will kick off on July 2nd to ensure that there will be a warm welcome for the 180 crew when they arrive. An artisan food and craft fair will run for the whole weekend and Kinsale Arts Week will run STOPOVER, an exhibition of an artwork from each of the regions participating in the Clipper Race in the Mill, which has been renovated by Cork County Council and Kinsale Town Council and will be a lasting legacy from the event as it will provide long term exhibition space in the town.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

US man tries to revive roadkill



New rules allow pilots to fly while on antidepressants

Inmates have to pedal to watch TV

(yes, he was drunk)

UNDER A new policy that aims to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness, US commercial pilots who take antidepressants will once again be taking to the skies. The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it is ending the current policy under which pilots who fessed up to suffering from symptoms of depression, were immediately grounded.

The new rules, which took effect last month, would apply only to four specific medications: Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa and Prozac. All four are usually prescribed for mild to moderate depression. Medical advances mean the prescriptions no longer have the serious side effects that led to the FAA ban. And the agency admits that its previous stance may not even have been effective. Administrator, Randy Babbitt speculated that pilots who were taking antidepressants felt compelled to conceal their health problems in an attempt to keep their jobs. "Our concern is that they haven't necessarily been candid," Babbitt said at a news conference. Amnesty for those pilots is one part of the new regulations. No action will be taken against pi-

MARICOPA County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, has started a programme that he calls “Pedal Vision,” in which Phoenix inmates pedal stationary bikes to generate electricity for television sets. The bikes are customised to turn on connected TV sets once inmates at Phoenix’s Tent City Jail pedal enough to generate 12 volts of electricity. An hour of pedalling equals an hour of television.

lots currently taking antidepressants if they disclose their illness and treatment procedure to FAA officials within six months.

Arpaio said inmates will be able to watch television only if they choose to pedal. He said he started the programme with female inmates because they seemed more receptive.

Labor unions representing pilots, airport crews and aircraft companies have been asking the FAA to re-evaluate the rules for years. Aviation agencies in other countries, including Canada and Australia, long ago lifted their bans on antidepressant use by pilots.

Arpaio said the only exercise female inmates have been getting is speed-walking around the tent yard.

Even pilots with the U.S Army are permitted to fly while taking some antidepressants.

Pilots will be examined, monitored and granted permission waivers on a case-by-case basis.

Newer drugs still carry warning labels, but are widely considered much safer than their predecessors. And the FAA said it plans to institute rigid medical surveillance of pilots diagnosed with depression.

Those evaluations will include twice-annual psychiatric exams, along with a routine yearly physical.

The FAA doesn't know how many of the country's 250,000 airline pilots suffer from depression, but estimate it to be about the same rate as the 10 percent average for the US population at large.

A really bad day at work

He said Pedal Vision gives them a reason to get moving and a way to burn calories.

A US man who tried to revive some roadkill – a long-dead possum, specifically - has been charged with public drunkenness after his mouth-to-mouth misdemeanour on a highway. Police said a number of witnesses saw 55-year-old Donald Wolfe tending to the opossum (that’s the non-colloquial word for possum) about 65 miles north-east of Pittsburgh last week. One said Wolfe knelt before the roadkill and gestured as though he were conducting a séance, while another reported seeing him give the carcass mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It’s been suggested that the intoxicated fellow thought the creature was “playing possum”, the fabled pretending-to-be-dead game.

But, as state police Trooper Jamie Levier affirmed, this particular possum had, in fact, been lifeless for some time when the attempted revival occurred.

On duty for opening day of the jail at the new Adair County Judicial Centre in Columbia, Kentucky, sheriff's deputy Charles Wright accidentally locked himself in a cell and was fired after he tried to shoot the cell’s lock open. And you thought you had a bad day at work...

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The Big Screen

Dying for a laugh...

Death at a Funeral



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The Big Screen

Love is all around...

Letters to Juliet


DEATH AT A FUNERAL (15A) 6.30 8.45PM L/S FRI & SAT @ 11.15PM



4.00 6.15 8.40PM L/S FRI & SAT @ 11PM

WHO would have thought so many laughs could come from such an occasion? That is what comes to be from the film ‘Death at a Funeral’ an American remake of a British low-budget comedy made just three years ago.

It does help that it has some of comedy’s finest in the film to make it such a laughing hit. Aaron (Chris Rock) and Ryan (Martin Lawrence) are two competitive brothers who have just lost their father. Ryan’s return home only seems to stir the pot, as it is obvious he is the favoured son. Things escalate as Ryan shows disinterest in any financial obligation towards the services - and that’s only the start of the problem. As the rest of the family arrives it becomes a full-on circus. Cynthia (Lorette Devine) is grieving the loss of her husband, but has to deal with the chaos that comes with the family reuniting for the funeral. Elaine (Zoe Saldana) comes with her boyfriend Oscar (James Marsden) who is acting rather odd after taking a ‘Valium’ for the event to help ease his nerves. Marsden - who is emerging as a scene-stealer in every film he does - once again proves the film’s comic tour de force in a whacked-out, primarily naked, performance.

Norman (Tracy Morgan) is tending to the elderly Uncle Russell (Danny Glover) who is a lot more than just a grumpy old man (and he’s still too old for this s**t). Things only become stranger when an uninvited mourner arrives with photos in hand and an agenda on his child-sized plate. As Aaron and Ryan contemplate how to resolve their father’s dark secrets it does not take long before the controversy plays out in front of all the grieving visitors - and us too. But no tears of sorror are allowed at this particular service, only tears of laughter.

1.30 1.45 4.45 5.00 8.00 8.15PM L/S FRI & SAT @ 11PM


THE TOOTH FAIRY (PG) 2.00 4.15 PLUS SAT, SUN & MON @ 11.30AM

THE PRINCE OF PERSIA (12A) 1.30 4.00 6.15PM



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LETTERS To Juliet is the most unabashedly romantic movie of the year, and maybe the past few years. It is a story aimed straight at the heart and is not ashamed of it. An almost perfect cast tells this story of a woman looking for a past love and influencing a present one. In the film, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is a fact checker for 'The New Yorker' magazine. At this point in her life and career she wants to stop checking facts and be a fully-fledged writer. She contemplates this as she flies off to Italy for a pre-honeymoon with her fiancée Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal).

In Italy, she visits the house of Juliet and sees the wall where people leave letters to Juliet. She is fascinated by the fact that these letters are collected each day and taken by a group of women who call themselves 'secretaries to Juliet.' Sophie contacts them and finds they answer each and every answer left at the wall. One day Sophie finds a letter hidden in the wall and asks if she can be the one to answer it, and is given permission.

The letter is from a woman named Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) who was in love with a man named Lorenzo (Franco Nero). They were supposed to elope but she got cold feet and returned to England. In the fifty year old letter that Sophie finds, she is asking Juliet’s advice. A few days after Sophie answers the letter, Claire and her grandson Charlie (Christopher Egan) show up. Against Charlie’s better wishes Claire has decided to hunt for Lorenzo. Since Victor is tied up with some business dealings Sophie asks if she can go along and help look for Lorenzo - and so begins a film that requires at least half a box of Kleenex. Letters To Juliet is an unexpected pleasure. In this summer of blockbusters it is hoped it will not be overlooked. Go see it and then tell a friend how good it is - and tell them to bring tissues too.


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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