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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

East Cork Journal

Issue No. 142

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MIDLETON resident, Terry O’Leary can’t see five feet in front of him - and no, he doesn’t need his eyes testing. He is, however, calling for urgent work to take place at the Rocky Road underpass in Midleton where, quite frankly,

things have gone from bad to worse in recent times. The East Cork Journal notes broken lights, graffiti-covered walls and a shattered mirror in the darkness, all of which prevent those travelling via the underpass from seeing more than

a silhouette of anyone approaching - a huge health and safety issue, particularly considering the number of children who use the underpass each day to get to school. Find out if there's light at the end of the tunnel inside this week's East Cork Journal.



Bumper Bank Holiday for Leamlara's Jean! ALL LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCE CONGRATULATIONS to Jean O'Brien, Leamlara who was the lucky winner of €10,000, courtesy of Market Green Shopping Centre's 5th birthday celebration giveaway last Sunday.


This Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 10th to 12th, Market Green will be randomly handing out 500 €5 shopping centre vouchers across East Cork. So, keep an eye out, and get your fiver for free!



LAST Sunday, 16 Youghal United players collapsed in a heap at 6.32pm, after a mammoth 33 and a half hours of 5-ASide Soccer at Ardrath Park.

This gargantuan game has secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the 'Longest Continuous game of 5-A-Side Soccer' in history, trouncing the previous record by over 6 hours. Almost 950 goals were scored during the mammoth match, but no one was really keeping score.

Temperatures in the 20s, blistering sunshine and a halfway point at around 1.30am on Sunday morning, were all challenges faced by the teams, who've been working on this attempt for over 9 months. The people of Youghal turned out in their thousands for this event, with other local clubs invited along to set up stands and promote their own sports. Not content with beating the record at 12.30pm on Sunday, the team played on for a further 6 hours to set their record in stone and - perhaps - ensure they don't have to do it again in the near future. 3 pages of special coverage inside this week's East Cork Journal.

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Halifax Midleton to close on Friday, June 18th

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

CONSTITUENCY OFFICE: 29 St Mary’s Road, Midleton Open: 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 4.30pm (Monday-Friday) for advice or assistance Tel: 021 4632867, Fax: 021 4621133 Email: Please visit my website

Customers advised to get their banking affairs in order

MIDLETON’S Halifax branch will close on Friday, June 18th, while the branch in Cork City will close on Wednesday, June 23rd, according to Bank of Scotland (Ireland).

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* Phone – customers can continue to use the Lo Call 1890 818181 number in relation to any product they hold. * Website – customers can look up information on the Halifax website ( or, after June 18th, the Bank of Scotland (Ireland) website ( * Post – all postal correspondence should be sent to Halifax, PO Box 40, Business Reply, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Halifax Mortgages and Personal Loan accounts will remain open until repaid in full, and customers are required to keep Mortgage and Loan payments up to date as usual. Fixed Rate Saver accounts will also continue until they run to maturity.

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After that time, customers who have further queries, or who have Halifax products that they will continue to hold, i.e. Mortgage, Personal Loan and Fixed Rate Saver Accounts, have the following options to contact the bank.

To coincide with the first branch closure date, customers need to close the following accounts by Friday, June 18th. * Halifax Current Account * Halifax Credit Card * Halifax Monthly Saver * Halifax Flexi Saver * Halifax Child Saver and Acorn Account

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Customers are advised that if they have queries about their Halifax account, or need further assistance to close their account from branch staff, they must do so before the dates above.

Commenting on the branch closures, Halifax branch managers in Cork, said, ‘All the staff in the branches truly appreciate having had the opportunity to serve the local community in Cork, and would like to thank customers for their business and support over the years.’

Release 2010 motor tax revenues for road repairs now


Current road conditions pose health and safety risks - Chambers Ireland

CHAMBERS Ireland Transport Users Council has called on Government to release motor tax revenues raised in 2010 to a once-off emergency fund, as required by local authorities, to repair all of the secondary and tertiary roads that were damaged as result of extreme weather conditions witnessed during last winter.

Launching the Transport 21 Review Eugene Finnegan, Council Chair said, ‘The fact that over 90% of all goods in Ireland are transported by road underlines the importance of an effective road network. What we currently have is sections of roads that are failing due to the large number of potentially treacherous potholes that have opened over the past winter.’

‘While we recognise the decision by the Minister for Transport to transfer funds meant for new road projects and road improvements to local authorities to help them deal with the damage caused to secondary and tertiary roads by the winter weather, this money is not enough to fix the problems on our roads. ‘The emergency fund will address real health and safety concerns for all road users. The Road Safety Authority estimates that for every €1 invested in road safety, education and improvements, there is a €8 return to the economy. We must seek to protect the €6bn investment since 1997 in our roads, and in so doing protect the investment in our citizen’s lives,’ Finnegan concluded.

Echoing the sentiments of Eugene Finnigan, Midleton Chamber President, Killian O’Sullivan commented. ‘We have seen the state of many roads in the area deteriorate over the last number of months and while we welcome the remedial work that has taken place, the fact remains that a number of the roads around the Greater Midleton area are unsuitable for the traffic that is on them, and pose a danger to users. Midleton Chamber will continue to urge Cork County Council to maintain the road network properly and not wait until a road is so crater ridden that it is unusable before they take action.’


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Sa v ie C ar d: a c ar d w it h a co ns ci e nc e !

WE caught up with entrepreneur, Brandy Ahern, founder of SavieCard, a new business that helps families save money, and supports local business, all whilst raising funds for local schools, sports clubs, charities, or any community organization looking to raise funds.

When di d Savi eC ar d lau nch?

SavieCard launched our website on February 23rd, 2010, we held our first fundraiser the same week. We have seven fundraisers running with an additional 2 to start this summer. We have over 80 participating businesses with additional businesses joining daily. We have nearly 500 cards in circulation. Local business owners have been wonderful, and really like the concept. They have been so supportive, and cardholders are enjoying and using their cards and saving money weekly. We are delighted with progress but like every business have had our teething problems. Now that these have been ironed out we are looking forward to the future.

H ow d o es Savi eCa rd work?

SavieCard is a discount card that is sold through schools, sports clubs, charities or any community focused group looking to raise funds.

We provide all the necessary materials to run a successful fundraiser. The card sells for €20 and the organisation receives 50% of the sale of the card. If an organisation sells 500 cards they earn €5,000 for their cause.

The card is valid for one year and can be used at participating businesses as often as you like. SavieCard pays the 21% vat on the sale of the card and all associated fees to run the fundraiser, leaving the full €5000 to the organisation. As the card is valid for 12 months, Saviecard can become an annual fundraiser. Not only does the organisation receive much needed funds but cardholders save money, a bonus for supporting!

Wh er e d id t he busi ness i dea com e f ro m?

While residing in Connecticut a similar business model existed in the form of a coupon book which was sold as a fundraiser for a local designated charity every year. EVERYONE purchased this book as there were hundreds, even thousands, to be saved, all while helping to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause. The market research in Ireland proved that coupons do not get used, therefore the card was implemented.

How can w e find out pa rt icip at in g busi ness and th ei r offe rs ?

All offers are listed on our website However, for those cardholders who do not use the internet, a cardholder must only look for the SavieCard sticker in the window of all participating shops, produce their card and save money.

Wher e can I p urch a se a SavieCard?

You can contact any of the existing fundraisers directly, or you can purchase your card online at and select where you would like your donation to go. Our designated fundraiser for the year is Marymount Hospice, a most rewarding recipient of all funds generated by SavieCard.

Sum up SavieCard

A. I suppose if I had to sum up what we are all about our tag line – Shop, Save, Support says it all.

The Savieteam welcome enquiries on how to become a Savie Business Owner or about running your own SavieCardFundraiser for your school, sports club, charity or community organisation, please visit them on or contact their sales team on (086)3068848.

Whitegate Rowing Club & Midleton Juvenile Athletic Club get behind Savie!


We are adding new businesses daily so for a complete list visit our website on

If you are a business owner and would like to become a SavieCard participant please contact us to receive a business pack or sign up online @ (List a business)

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Leamlara resident to appear at Cork City Criminal Court after October 2009 fatal car crash

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The VW Polo in which Brendan Donnelly and Lee Salkeld lost their lives last October. (Photo: Michael McSweeney, Provision) LEAMLARA resident, Anthony Long, will appear at the Cork City Criminal Court on June 15th, following his appearance at Midleton District Court on Thursday last, June 3rd. The 28 year old has been charged in connection with the hit and run accident on the Bank Holiday Monday of October 26th 2009, which claimed the lives of 24 year old Brendan

ONE to remember 19 Battalion in Little Island

IMOKILLY Branch of the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen & Women (ONE) cordially invites families & friends of service personnel of the 19 Battalion who served at Rockgrove Camp, Little Island, during The Emergency, to the Annual Wreath-laying Ceremony, at the former Camp. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 13th. The itinerary is as follows: 11am: Meet at Rockgrove Monument 11.10am: Wreath-laying ceremony and address 12 noon: Mass at Glounthaune Church. After Mass, Light refreshments will be served in Glounthaune Community Centre. For further info, please contact Mr. P. Kennefick on 021 4353150.

Donnelly and 26 year old Lee Salkeld from Waterford.

The crash occurred on the Castlemartyr to Midleton road, when the duo’s VW Polo was hit by another car at around 2.45am. The pair had been on their way to Cork Airport to catch a flight to Amsterdam with their partners, who both survived the crash.

Anthony Long was charged - in front of Judge Michael Patwell with dangerous driving causing the deaths of Mr. Donnelly and Mr. Salkeld.

His solicitor, Ken Murray, said the accused was prepared to go forward to the Circuit Criminal Court on a signed guilty plea, and was remanded on bail to appear in court again on June 15th.

In related news, Gardaí in West Cork are still seeking witnesses to a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 24 year old Polish national last week, between Bandon and Ballinhassig. The driver of the car died when his vehicle left the road. Another male passenger in the car was taken to CUH with serious injuries.

‘Jobseekers should check out Back to Work Enterprise Scheme’ - Sean Sherlock TD

CORK East Labour TD, Seán Sherlock is urging those with a business idea to check out their entitlement to the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance with their local Social Welfare Office.

Deputy Sherlock said with current unemployment levels, a number of people are now considering turning to self employment and with assistance from the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme, they have an opportunity to retain their social welfare payment while securing work through self employment. ‘I think a lot of people are not aware of this scheme with just 421 people signing up to it in Cork last year. I believe there may be a lot of people who have a viable business idea but feel they cannot go anywhere with it because of the fear of having no income for a period of time while the business is getting off the ground. This scheme pro-

vides for payment of 100% of existing social welfare entitlement in the first year, and 75% in the second year for those who have already established an entitlement to jobseekers allowance,’ explained Deputy Sherlock.

He added that there are also technical assistance grants of up to €1000 available to assist with the cost of getting a business off the ground.

‘I would encourage anyone who thinks this scheme might be for them to go and make an appointment with their local Social Welfare facilitator. I would also urge them to do this before their entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit is exhausted, which will improve their chances of qualifying for the maximum payment.’

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Aghada powers up to keep carbon down

36 Head Shops still currently in operation Oireachtas Health Committee told

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THE latest figures from the Gardaí and the Department of Justice show that thirty-six head shops are still open across the country, the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children has been told.

Representatives from the HSE and the Department of Health and Children told the Committee that following the introduction of legislation last month, Gardaí visited the 102 head shops throughout the country and requested that proprietors voluntarily hand over their merchandise. The same approach was taken for wholesale outlets. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Michéal Martin TD views the new gas-fired Aghada Power Plant, alongside Padraig McManus, Chief Executive and Lochlann Quinn, ESB Chairman

LAST week, the new €360 million gas-fired generating ESB station in Aghada was officially opened by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Michéal Martin.

The investment in the new station, along with a €75 million upgrading of the four existing units at Aghada, means the entire Aghada site is now Ireland’s largest power station, capable of generating 963MW, and is committed to providing low-carbon electricity to its customers.

The combined-cycle gas-turbine generating plant is the lowest electricity emitter of carbon from any conventional power station in Ireland, and the plant, which was built over three years by French engineering company, Alstom Power Ltd, will also employ 80 staff.

This action, in addition to the legislation, has had a clear impact in reducing the number of these outlets. The Committee

also heard that as well as the legislation brought in by the Department of Health, the Department of Justice intends to introduce criminal legislation which aims to ensure that the sale or supply of substances which may not be specifically proscribed under the Health legislation, but which have psychoactive effects, will be criminalised.

Some Committee members expressed the view that this legislation was taking a long time, and that a directive from the Department of the Environment to bring head shops under planning legislation which would prohibit their establishment close to schools and pubs, as well as restricting their opening hours, would help.


Committee Chairman, Sean O’Fearghail TD said, ‘The sizeable reduction reported today in the number of these shops has to be a positive thing. These outlets have no place in Irish society and seek to exploit people for profit.

We welcome that a significant number have gone out of business, but we must remain vigilant and ensure that we stay ahead of those who are determined to try and get around the law to peddle their wares.’ The Committee also heard of an update from the HSE regarding a drugs awareness campaign on the dangers of psychoactive substances available through head shops.

Kay Foley, Principal of Whitegate NS, Laurence Collins, Principal of Aghada NS and Fr. Denis Kelleher PP, Aghada, pictured at the opening of the new ESB Gas Fired Power Plant in Aghada. (Photos: John Sheehan)

And, with original estimates suggesting a €400 million spend, they’ve come in under budget too.

ABOVE: Maurice Mulqueen, GE, Dr. Diarmuid Mulcahy, Aghada GP and Aidan O’Sullivan, Gas Link LEFT: Denis O’Sullivan and Anthony Lynch, ESB Aghada

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Bitesize News


Compiled by Denise FitzGerald 087 812 8262 / Step, stroll or Pat does it again!

LISTOWEL Writers' Week is a very prestigious annual event which took place this year from June 1st to 5th. Entries were received from well known writers, poets and scribes and a host of Irish and International authors. Guest this year included Colm Tóibín, Roddy Doyle, Ronan Bennett, Pauline McLynn, Ross O'Carroll Kelly, Creator Paul Howard, Booker winner DBC Pierre, crime writer Lawrence Block, 'Touching the Void' author Joe Simpson, and journalist Robert Fisk. The Festival hosted numerous book launches. The Writers' Week programme also included literary competitions, workshops, concerts, film screenings and exhibitions.

And among all that wonderful talent was our own Pat Lynch who recently won 3rd place in the Over 60's Talent Contest in Cork City Hall. Pat told the East Cork Journal that a storytelling competition entitled “Tell a Story” was introduced to the Festival approximately five years ago and entry was by forwarding two tapes of ten minutes duration on their unique style of story. Pat forwarded his entry, and was delighted to be picked, along with four other competitors, to take part in the final. On June 5th, Pat Lynch from Youghal, competing against the best storytellers in Ireland, was the outright winner of this very prestigious event, receiving a prize of €700. Pat was delighted with his success which, he told the East Cork Journal, was helped very much by the confidence and experience he had gained from his success in the recent Over 60's Talent Contest. Well done again, Pat.

Youghal Cancer Support Group

Tonight, Wednesday, June 9th at 6.30pm the Youghal Cancer Support Group will meet in the Cumann na Daoine premises. This first meeting will be attended and facilitated by two members from ARC HOUSE, in Cork. The aim of the Support Group is to open a Drop in Centre in the near future. This group is supported by the Irish Cancer Society. Anyone interested, or for further information, please contact Therese on 087 2731121. Everyone welcome.

Are you Batty?

The year 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and the Bat Conservation of Ireland are holding a National Bat Count which will take place from June 18th to June 20th. Do you have bats in your attic? If so, why not count them on Midsummer's Weekend? You can register on or call 046 9242882.

saunter in Youghal

Why not join the Walking Group now that summer is here. All walking levels are welcome. Every Wednesday the group leaves at 1.30pm from Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street and returns at approximately 2.30pm. The Walking Leader will give practical advice on pre and post walking exercises, walking techniques, posture, and improving fitness. An ideal opportunity to get fit and make new friends. Further information from Stacey on 024 91900.

Disability Action Awareness

A Survey of the needs of people with disabilities will be held on Friday, June 18th at SuperValu Youghal. The survey is for families, carers and people with disabilities, and will look at the issues and facilities needed, so that something can be done about them. Your co-operation would be very much appreciated.

Cumann na Daoine upcoming events

9/6/10 1.30 - 2.30pm Walking Group 3.00 - 5.00pm Women's Group 6.30 - 8.30pm Cancer Support Group 7.30 - 9.00pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group) 10/6/10 7.30 - 9.30pm Music Group 8.00 - 9.45pm Bingo

14/6/10 10.00 - 12.00: Needlework Group 4.00 - 5.00pm St Vincent de Paul 7.30 - 9.30pm Community Night 15/6/10 5.45 - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

Tallow Art Summer Camp

TALLOW Enterprise Centre are holding a funfilled Art Camp from Tuesday, August 3rd to Saturday, August 7th. Paint, clay, engraving, and paper máche, are just some of the fun activities on offer. Age ranges are mornings from 10am to 1pm for 5 to 8 year olds and afternoons 2pm to 5pm 9 to 11 year olds. The cost of the camp is €50 per child. Places are limited so early booking and deposit is advisable. Contact Helen or Mary on 058-56445.



Let's go camp-ing

Our cut out & keep guide to Youghal’s

Summer CAMPS 2010 The following is the programme of Summer Camps for children aged 4 to 13 years for the Youghal area.

* Summer Art Camp in Pobalscoil na Tríonóide from June 28th to July 2nd and from July 5th to July 9th from 10am to 1.30pm each day. Age 6 to 12 years. Contact 087 9687358 between 6pm and 7m, Monday to Friday.

* Fame Dance Camp in Youghal Dance Centre, Unit 4, Youghal Road. Age 4 to 15 years. From July 5th to July 9th, from July 19th to July 23rd and from August 16th to August 20th. From 10am to 1.30pm each day. Contact 92783 for further details. * Rugby Summer Camp at Youghal Rugby Football Club. Age 7 to 13 years. August 23rd, 24th and 25th. Contact Anne Quill on 087 9590865. Registration day is Friday, June 25th. * Cursa Samhraidh at Pobalscoil na Tríonóide. This Irish Language camp is for 5th and 6th class, 1st and 2nd years. From July 12th to July 24th. Contact 087 76754337.

* Chatterbox Summer Camp at Youghal Cmmunity Centre. Hip Hop, Drama, Musical Theatre. For 5 to 8 years and from 9 to 12 years. June 28th to July 2nd from 10.30am to 1.30pm each day. Contact 086 3907483.

* GAA Cúl Camp at GAA Hall, Magner's Hill. This Sports Camp is suitable for children aged 5 to 13 years. August 11th, 12th and 13th from 9.30am to 2.30pm each day. Contact Sean on 086 8355718.

* Rhincrew Cooking Classes at Rhincrew. Kids Cooking Camp suitable for 8 years upwards. July 12th, 13th and 14th or August 9th, 10th and 11th from 10am to 1pm. Contact Oonagh on 024 91838 or 087 9033021.

* Let's Go Summer Camp at Pobalscoil na Tríonóide. Multi Activity/Sports Camp suitable for 5 to 13 years. July 5th to 9th and July 6th to

10th at 9.30am to 3.30pm each day. Contact

* Aquatrek at Nealon's Quay, Youghal and The Beach, Ardmore. This Sailing Activity is suitable for 7/8 years upwards and takes place in June from 10am to 5pm. Contact 024 90542. * GAA Family Fun at the GAA Hall, Magner's Hill. This Family Fun Weekend will take place on July 30th to August 1st. All ages are welcome, and entry is free.

* FAI Summer Camp at Youghal United, Ardrath Park. This soccer camp is suitable for ages 7 to 15 years, open to boys and girls. From July 5th to 9th, from 10.30am to 3pm each day. Contact 1890 653653 for further details.

* Water Safety and Rescue at the quays in Youghal. Ages depend on swimming ability. From July 26th to July 31st. Contact Linda O'Brien on 087 7538521. * Youghal Local Summer Camp in various locations in Youghal. Organised by the Youghal Residents Network. Suitable for 4 to 12 years. August 12th, 13th and 14th. Contact the Resident Network Association for details.

* Tennis Camp at Youghal Tennis Club. Age – Juniors 6 upwards. August 3rd, 4th and 5th. Contact Linda on 087 6754337.

* Summer Music Camp at Ballymacask, Youghal. Suitable for ages 8 to 14 years and 5 to 7 years. Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Keyboard, Drums, Theory. Week 1 from July 4th to 9th. Week 2 from July 11th to 16th. Week 3 from July 18th to 23rd. Week 4 from July 25th to 30th. From 10am to 3pm each day. Information from Tom on 087 2179767. Learn music through fun and games. * Dance, Singing and Drama Summer Camp. Methodist Hall for one week only – August 9th to 13th. From 10.30am to 1pm each day. Classes are run by the Blackwater Academy and further information from 20961 or 086 3055353.

* Tir na nÓg Summer Camp at Family Resource Centre, Youghal. Week 1 from July 12th to July 16th. Week 2 from July 19th to July 23rd. Monday to Friday from 10am to 1.30pm. Contact Eileen on 087 9826873 or Mags on 086 8206176.

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Around the world from sweet Youghal Bay

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Jim & Jane Horner discover a life on the ocean wave DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

JIM and Jane Horner reside at Ferry Point in Youghal. Originally from Leicester in England, both were always interested in sailing and, indeed, with anything to do with the sea. Thus it was, on Christmas Day 2001 that Jim spotted an advertisement in a Yachting magazine for a house and boatyard which was for sale in the South of Ireland. Not being an impulsive character, Jim waited until after the Christmas Day dinner before asking Jane how she felt about they buying this house and boatyard, moving countries and starting a new life near Youghal, in County Cork. Jane, also not being impulsive by nature, said they should wait until January 3rd to go and have a look at the property! The property in question, of course, was Bruce Bell’s Boatyard in Ferry Point and having viewed the property, they were quick to buy it. Jim Horner had an ambition. A teacher by profession, he yearned to circumnavigate the world and Jane was every bit as enthusiastic. Before leaving England, they commenced work on a Catamaran which measures 40ft in length by 24ft wide. The hulls were made in England by Jim and Jane and on arrival in Ireland, the remainder of the work was undertaken. Finally, after six years, the “Lady Jane III” was finished, sea worthy, equipped and ready for the adventure of a lifetime, an adventure which would cover 32,000 miles and last for nearly five years. In the month of May, 2005 Jim and Jane set off from their home at Ferry Point surrounded by their new friends who came to wish them well on their journey and wave them adieu. The Atlantic Ocean was their first quest and, after a very brief stay in the Scilly Islands, they headed to North Spain, across the Bay of Biscay, Portugal, Madeira, arriving in the Canary Islands by October. Their journey continued on to Cap Verde Islands, St Lucia and the Caribbean. They did, of course, have many stops en route when they asked themselves if they should continue on - in fact, if they were capable of continuing this journey? The answer, of course, was always yes!

The East Cork Journal asked Jim what contingency plans (those well known Plan Bs!) they had put in place and he was passionate about explaining how, because they had built every inch of the boat themselves, they knew all those inches intimately and were both qualified to make any repairs or changes that might be needed on such a journey. Jim explained that the “Lady Jane III” is, in fact, unsinkable. With thoughts of the Titanic in mind, the East Cork Journal asked Jim to explain the how and why and was told that, because of the way in which Catamarans are built, and being made of foam, they are much lighter than other craft. Should anything happen, the boat would merely float, and float, and float... However, Jim did say that they had painted the underside of the catamaran with non slip white paint, just in case they ever had the need to stay with it. Jim also explained that they had an EPIPRB on board which is activated by water and sends an immediate signal which continues for a period of forty hours and covers a wide range. Other fitments on this magnificent Catamaran included three solar panels and two wind generators. What, the East Cork Journal asked, do two people do on a boat together in the middle of various

oceans, for almost five years? How do they entertain themselves? How do they keep from ending it all by going over the sides?

Jim laughed and explained that there was never a dull moment. Jane has a passion for textiles, quilt making, sewing, and fabrics. She has two sewing machines on board, and shops all over the wonderful islands they visit, where she purchases her silks and satins, and sews happily on board. Jim loves reading and told of how at the various stops on their way, they call into seafarers clubs where they meet other yachters and swop books and magazines with them. But the biggest hobby of this amazing couple is music. Jim brought his guitar with him from Ireland. In Trinidad, Jane bought a Saxaphone and Jim decided to buy another guitar there also. Then, in New Zealand they purchased an accordion. Thus, the Horners sang and sewed their way around the world.

Among the many, many memorable sights and experiences of this journey was the sight of the Leather Back Turtles laying their eggs on a beach in Trinidad. Measuring approximately 7ft long, these ancient, incredible creatures dig a big hole on the beach in which they lay their eggs. They then move down the beach, nearer the water, where they dig similar “dummy holes” to deceive any would be predators. Then, the Leather Back Turtles just move on and leave the eggs there to fertilise by themselves. Another memorable experience was in Venezuala where, for three days, they underwent a canoe trip up a river, and then trekked through a jungle to reach Angel Falls, which are the highest in the world at 3,200ft. The water falls from this height in a single sheet and is an incredible sight. Another story told is of the day they arrived at San Blas Islands in Panama, inhabited by the Koona Indians. This is a matriarchal society, who greeted the yachters with fresh fish, friendship and welcome. The stories and adventures of this couple are endless, entertaining and eye opening. Asking the obvious question, “will you write a book on your adventures and trip” Jim replied with candour - “Not a chance. I’m much too lazy”.

On Tuesday evening last, June 1st, the “Lady Jane III” made her graceful way into Youghal Harbour, returning to her adopted home in Ferry Point. The people of Youghal waved from the quaysides in welcome, and a flotilla of boats made their way out the mouth of the harbour to escort her safely home. The evening sun was setting across Youghal Bay and Jim and Jane said this was the most beautiful place in the whole wide world - and they should know - after all, they have seen it all!

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The Economic Review

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1 in 4 Irish workers 'self-employed'

IRELAND'S economic recession has forged a new generation of home-grown entrepreneurs, with one-in-four respondents in Ireland describing themselves as 'self-employed'. And, of the rest, more than half expressing a desire to work more independently, according to the latest survey from global workforce solutions firm, Kelly Services.

The findings are part of the Kelly Global Workforce Index, which obtained the views of approximately 134,000 people across countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, including Ireland. The survey also finds that approximately one-in-six Irish respondents want to start their own businesses, with Gen Y (aged 1829) the most enthusiastic about starting commercial ventures.

Limerick's Circle makes board changes

LIMERICK-BASED oil and gas exploration firm, Circle Oil, said that Mr. Ramadan Aburawi, non-executive director, has recently resigned from the Board of Circle.

Circle further announces the appointment of Mr. Ezzedin Hamyouni to the Board as a non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Mr. Hamyouni (age 60) is a Geologist with over thirty-five years of operational, technical and managerial experience in upstream oil and gas, and is currently the Chairman of Libya Oil Holdings Limited (Libya Oil Holdings currently holds a 24.05pc equity interest in the Company). Prior to his chairmanship of Libya Oil Holdings Limited he was in charge of both upstream and downstream investments in Libya Investment Authority. He has also held senior positions in a number of oil exploration and development companies over the years. Mr. Hamyouni holds a B.Sc in Geology from the University of Libya and an M.Sc in Geology from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA.

Commenting on the changes to the Board, Circle's Chairman, Mr. Thomas Anderson said: "We would like to thank Mr. Aburawi for his contribution over the last year, and we welcome Mr. Hamyouni to the Board of Circle. His experience will further strengthen the bond between our two companies, and we look forward to working with him in the future."

The ranks of the self-employed - also known as independent contractors or free agents - are more likely to be Gen X (aged 30-47) and baby boomers (aged 48-65), and are mostly, but certainly not exclusively, male.

Karen Power, Kelly Services Operations Manager in Ireland says, "Many of those who lost their jobs as a result of the global economic crisis are seizing the opportunity to reinvent themselves as independent contractors, freelancers and consultants, as well as starting their own businesses. Today, more people are taking charge of their own careers and view self-employment as a way of achieving personal and professional success." Results of the survey in Ireland reveal 25 % of respondents are currently self-employed, made up of 36 % of baby boomers, 28 % of Gen X and 21 % of Gen Y.

The main factors respondents cite that would prevent a move into self-employment are uncertainty about income (50 %), lack of support (18 %), and risk of failure (15 %). Most baby boomers (67 %) believe their skills would be sufficient to enable self-employment, compared with 61 % of Gen X and 48 % of Gen Y. More than a quarter of respondents believe there will be strong market demand for their individual skill sets. 17 % of respondents plan to start a business, comprising 20 % of Gen Y, 16 % of Gen X, and 6 % of baby boomers.

Obama hands $69m bill to BP for oil spill


‘somebody didn't think through the consequences of their actions’ THE Obama administration has sent a preliminary bill for USD$69m to BP and "other responsible parties" to cover costs of the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The president, seeking to contain political fallout from the disaster, will visit the Louisiana Gulf coast area to view what has eclipsed the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster as the worst oil spill in US history.

He told CNN's "Larry King Live" broadcast last night that he is "furious at this entire situation" in the Gulf because "somebody didn't think through the consequences of their actions." He also said he has not seen enough of a rapid response from BP.

US consumers are, meanwhile, venting frustration at BP, demonstrating at gas stations and corporate offices, drumming up support on Facebook and waging a mock public relations campaign on Twitter.

The appeal of self-employment coincides with a trend toward the outsourcing of non-core functions, which has seen many organisations reduce their permanent workforce, creating new opportunities for these independent contractors. When seen from a generational perspective, there is a pattern of younger workers being more enthusiastic than their older counterparts about embarking on a more flexible and entrepreneurial work arrangement. Those industries with the greatest concentration of self-employed workers were IT, Engineering, Business Services and Education.

"Our survey results indicate an increase in the number of people who are either engaged in, or are planning some form of entrepreneurial activity. Despite uncertainty, the idea of moving out of the traditional employment relationship is appealing to those who want the flexibility of working for themselves," Karen concludes.

Most Americans - seven out of 10 - say BP has done a poor or only fair job in handling the April 20th well blowout and spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Pew Research Center, which tracks public opinion.

Several US groups, including the consumer watchdog Public Citizen and Vermont-based Democracy for America, have called for a BP boycott, but historically, energy boycotts have had minimal impact on the parent companies' revenues. Seize BP, a campaign aimed at getting the US government to seize BP's assets and redistribute them to those damaged by the spill, plans a week of demonstrations in all 50 States at gas stations and BP offices. "As this continues and BP continues to spend money on a clean-up effort which is failing, we think they will declare bankruptcy and ... then nobody will be compensated," said Ian Thompson, a Los Angeles organizer for the campaign. "Which is why we're calling for a seizure of their assets to be put into a trust administered by the people affected in the region." BP managed earlier this week to lower a containment cap onto its ruptured deep-sea wellhead, in a high-stakes bid to siphon off some of the oil billowing from its gusher. The US Coast Guard, in a statement, said the British energy giant had successfully attached the cylindrical well cap onto the jagged top of the crippled wellhead assembly using underwater robots. "The placement of the containment cap is another positive development in BP's most recent attempt to contain the leak. However, it will be some time before we can confirm that this method will work and to what extent it will mitigate the release of oil into the environment," Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said in the statement. "Even if successful, this is only a temporary and partial fix and we must continue our aggressive response operations at the source, on the surface and along the Gulf's precious coastline," he added. Earlier, a live video feed of the blowout site, located on the ocean floor about a mile down, showed the device being placed as oil and gas continued to billow up. The latest attempt to collect at least some of the escaping crude oil and siphon it safely to collection ships on the surface, offers the most immediate hope of gaining control over the worst oil spill in US history.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Ecclesiastical Events

Parish of Midleton Mass at St Colman's Well

MASS will be celebrated at St Colman's Well on Friday, June 18th at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Mooncoin Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi

The Pilgrimage will depart from Cork Airport. Audience with the Holy Father. July 25th to August 1st. Please phone 057 9355050 mornings only.

Divine Mercy Devotions

AS is traditional in Ireland, Corpus Christi is the time of the year when the Body of Christ is carried by the Priests through the streets of towns and villages. On Sunday last in Youghal, hundreds of people came to witness and take part in the ceremony. The procession commenced after the 12 noon Mass in the Gardens and proceeded through the town, returning to Youghal Gardens where Benediction was held. The huge turnout of people on the day was testament of their devotion to the Eucharist and the beautiful weather made the day memorable for all. (Photo: Michael Hussey,

Pope to proclaim St. Jean Vianney the Patron of all Priests

THE Congregation for Clergy has revealed significant details about the upcoming International Meeting of Priests that will be held in Rome. The Vatican dicastery has announced that 9,000 priests are scheduled to attend, and that the Pope will proclaim St. Jean Vianney the Patron of all Priests at the closing Mass. Events along the course of the three days will include meditations, Masses and a congress on the figure of the priest. Pope Benedict XVI will meet twice with all participants, first during a prayer vigil on Thursday evening and then at Mass on Friday morning. The statement also announced that Thursday’s vigil event will be broadcast from the Vatican simultaneously to Ars, France, the Cenacle in Jerusalem, the “Favelas” of Buenos Aires and Hollywood. The Pope is scheduled to make an address to all priests at this time. More than 600 young musicians and singers from Italian institutions will perform at the vigil. At the final Mass, which coincides with the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Father will proclaim the Year's patron, St. Jean Vianney, the Patron of all Priests.

In addition to the 9,000 priests from 91 countries that have registered for the final meeting, seminarians, deacons, religious brothers and sisters and lay faithful will also participate in the three-day event.

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These will be held on Friday next, June 11th at the Hospital Chapel. Rosary 7.45pm. Mass 8pm. Everybody welcome.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

Sunday June 19th to June 21st. Bus leavs the Courthouse at 5.45pm. Cost €90. Contact Mary O'Sullivan on 087 6418313 or 4613236.

Padre Pio

All are wellcome to a talk given by Sean and Ann Mulrine on their devotion to Padre Pio. This started unexpectedly 26 years ago when Sean's wife, Ann, became dangerously ill one evening. Sean believes that his wife recovered by “A grace given by God through the intercession of Padre Pio”. This will take place on Friday, June 18th from 7pm to 8.30pm in the Midleton Park Hotel, in the Garden Conference Room. All are welcome to attend. Sean and Ann run the Padre Pio Centre for Northern Ireland, which is affiliated to the monastery at San Giovanni Rotondo.

Parish of Youghal

Priest on Call: Fr. Michael Murphy. 024 92336. Emergency Number 087 9779906.

50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress will take place from June 10th to 17th, 2012 in Dublin. The Congress is an opportunity for the Church in Ireland to gather together to celebrate God's love for us, revealed in the Eucharist, and renew the commitment to live Eucharistic lives. It is also an opportunity to explore the faith with Catholics from all over the world, who will come to Ireland for the Congress.


A person is needed to spend an hour in prayer in Adoration each week on Sunday from 6pm to 7pm.

Afternoon of Prayer for Year of the Priests

On Sunday, June 13th from 2pm to 4pm at the Holy Cross Church, Glanworth. 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 aferwards. Enquiries to Michael Cremins 025 46960.

Youghal Baptist Church

(People trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) We meet for worship every Sunday morning in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) at 11am. This Sunday June 13th, Speaker expected is Mervyn Scott. Continuing in the book of 1 Peter. People from all

backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 024-25964/0861732034. See for information and directions to Brú na Sí. "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade - kept in heaven for you". 1 Peter Ch 1 v3-4

Summer Bible Week

On June 7th to 11th next, from 10am to 12.30pm in the Craft Centre Midleton, (UDC Grounds) Summer Bible Week will take place with Dr. Michael Haykin from the Southen Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. All are welcome.

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal services update

Sunday, June 13th: 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 13th: Morning Service at 11.30am, led by Rev. Geraldine Gracie. You are welcome. Evening service at 7.30 pm, 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.

June: The Month of the Sacred Heart

On June 1st, 2008, at his weekly Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics "to renew, in this month of June, their devotion to the Heart of Jesus." June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart, a symbol", the Holy Father explained, "of the Christian faith that is especially dear, to ordinary people as well as to mystics and theologians, because it expresses the 'good

news' of love in a simple and authentic way, encapsulating the mystery of Incarnation and Redemption. "The Sacred Heart reminds us that Christ is not simply God appearing as man; He is truly man, just as He is truly God.

As Pope Benedict put it, "From the boundless horizon of His love, God entered the limitations of history and of

the human condition. He took a body and a heart so that we can contemplate and encounter the infinite in the finite, the invisible and ineffable Mystery in the human Heart of Jesus of Nazareth." In that encounter, we feel the presence of Christ's heart within our own. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Leamlara's Jean O'Brien has €10k Bank Holiday weekend Courtesy of Market Green Shopping Centre, Midleton

Jean, her husband, children and her nephew Paul are all looking forward to a great summer ON Sunday last, after thousands of entries and 10 weekly finalists, the winner of €10,000 was revealed at Market Green Shopping Centre.

Jean O'Brien, week 6 finalist from Leamlara, scooped the top prize after a nerve-wracking two hour wait, while the ten were slowly whittled down to just two, before the winner was announced. Music was provided by 96fm as the finalists, their families and friends eagerly waited to see who would be eliminated in each round. The 10 finalists were Bridie Pomphrettt, Midleton; Jacqueline O'Riordan, Dungourney; Pat Ahern, Dungourney; Christine Dinneen, Cobh; Eva Garozova, Midleton; Jean O'Brien, Leamlara; Stefan Uhrmann, Cork; Rachel Lutz, Midleton; Anna Rosik, Midleton; Jackie Sharpe, Cork; Mr. & Mrs. O. Day, Cork and Suzanne O'Brien, Cork. The final three were announced after Anna Rosik bowed out in fourth place, as Pat Ahern, Dungourney, Jean O'Brien, Leamlara, and Jacqueline O'Riordan, Dungourney - who was on holiday at the time, and was represented by her mum, Mary.

All three finalists had clear ideas of what to do with the €10,000: Pat and his partner were expecting a baby in a few weeks; Jacqueline was tying the knot and Jean was hoping to settle some bills and take her family on a much-needed holiday.

Andrew McVea, Shopping Centre Manager at Market Green, told the East Cork Journal, 'We were delighted with the number of entries for this event. Literally, thousands took part before Jean was chosen as the overall winner. This is one of several promotions that Market Green will be running as part of their 5th birthday celebrations. This coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 10th to 12th, Market Green will be out and about in East Cork, randomly handing out 500 €5 vouchers for the centre.' The East Cork Journal handed out hints on this giveaway last week, so be on the lookout across East Cork for Market Green's give-and-go distributors - and pick up your fiver for free.

But, back to the lady of the hour, Jean O'Brien and her nice shining cheque for €10,000.

Yes! Jean O'Brien celebrates her win

Doireann B,Anna, Rhianne, Eva, Tara and Doireann C stuck around to find out who won - even though they weren't finalists themselves

'I can't believe I won!,' Jean told the East Cork Journal, 'It's going to mean so much to me and my family this summer!' So would the cheque be lodged on Monday, we enquired.

'It's a Bank Holiday,' Jean laughingly laments. 'We'll have to find somewhere safe to store it until the banks open on Tuesday! Maybe the dog's house would do.'

Congratulations Jean, you're a deserving winner and a lucky lady - and you've managed to make being 'in the dog house' a good thing too! The final 3 kept their fingers crossed: Jean O'Brien, Jacqueline O'Riordan's mum, Mary and Pat Ahern, with Andrew Shopping Centre Manager at Market Green

Mary O'Riordan with Anne O'Keeffe

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Come out and support the Sirius Arts Centre with the great Freddie White!

Personalised Travel Plan for Midleton – Michael Ahern TD

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

SIRIUS Arts Centre presents an evening with one of Ireland’s finest singer songwriters and Cobh native, Freddie White on Thursday, June 10th at 8pm. All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Sirius Arts Centre, a non profit, Charitable organisation that has been the only Arts Centre for East Cork since 1988. This year, like many other arts organisations, Sirius Arts Centre suffered drastic budget cuts and is dependant on the kindness of artists like Freddie White to donate their artistic genius in support of the centre. We need your help to get through this challenging year, so come out and enjoy one of Ireland’s finest performers while standing behind the artistic excellence of Sirius Arts Centre. For tickets at €20, please contact 021 481 3790. Laser and Credit Card facilities are available.

Michael Ahern T.D. welcomed the decision of Noel Dempsey TD, Minister for Transport, to provide funding of €35,000 for the Institute of Highways and Transportation, to undertake a project with Cork County Council that will deliver a Personalised Travel Plan for Midleton. The focus of the plan will be to improve awareness of alternative travel modes within households, as well as in the local areas, through a targeted and sustained marketing campaign.

Households within the area will be specifically selected for participation in the project. The travel patterns of these households will be evaluated at the outset, and a meaningful package of action plans for each household will be prepared to improve the sustainability of trips made. Incentives for participation will be provided, possibly including reduced public transport ticketing, discounts at bike shops etc. Events within the area will also be planned to raise the profile of sustainable travel. After a period of five months, each of the participating households will be surveyed again to determine the impact of the Personalised Travel Plan. Further surveys may be undertaken at a later stage by the Council.

Bus Éireann customers need never miss a bus again at

BUS Éireann has launched a new website – – to promote its real-time information system, which enables customers to know exactly when buses will arrive and depart at stops across the county, via the Web or text.

The new site allows customers to get up-to-the-second information on arrival and departure times of services across the country, through an on-line display board. They can also use the site to get the individual codes for bus stops throughout the country. Each stop has a unique code associated with it, which can be found on This code can then be texted to a number – 087 9903410 – to get up-to-the-second times of the next services to arrive at that stop.

The introduction of means that customers can get the most up-to-date arrival and departure times for their buses by PC or mobile before they go to their stop or while they are it.

“Knowing exactly when your bus will arrive at your stop will make using the bus even more convenient for customers. It should also remove a barrier for people who don’t usually use the bus who might be concerned about having to wait at a stop,” said Andrew McLindon, PR Manager, Bus Éireann. Real-time information tells customers exactly when the next bus is due to arrive, as distinct from the scheduled time of arrival, which can be distorted due to congestion, road works, diversions and adverse weather conditions. The system uses Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which is underpinned by Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, to track the movements of individual buses, and then calculates how far the vehicle is from its next destination.

Bus Éireann is also currently working with Dublin City Council and Cork City Council on the introduction of real time passenger information displays at appropriate bus stops/shelters in

Cork City and in the GDA. In the near future, the system will be linked to traffic light management systems so as to give priority to buses through traffic lights. The system was funded under the National Development Plan and Transport21, and from Bus Éireann’s own resources. Bus Éireann has begun rollingout an information campaign on the service across its network of bus shelters and bus stops. The launch of is the latest in a series of digital media initiatives by the company. This has included the introduction of Facebook and Twitter pages, special €2 fares on inter-city routes being available through Twitter only, and a recent on-line seat sale across many inter-city services. The company’s Facebook page has nearly 4,500 fans and its Twitter page has over 2,000 followers. In addition, Bus Éireann has recently re-designed its website – – to make it even easier to purchase tickets on-line. Bus Éireann was the first coach company in Europe to introduce on-line ticket sales for immediate use.

Nearly depleted Ballycotton reservoir may become gas storage facility


PSE Kinsale Energy has announced that it has commenced feasibility studies for the proposed expansion of the company’s existing gas storage facilities. This would see the total gas storage capacity quadruple, providing Ireland with a significantly enhanced gas storage capability of strategic national importance. The new storage facilities would involve the conversion of the nearly depleted Ballycotton reservoir, located around 40km south of Cork Harbour, to a gas storage service, and the redevelopment of its existing on-shore terminal at Inch in East Cork. The project would involve an investment of around €400-500 million in the Cork area, with several hundred jobs expected to be created during the construction phase, and the prospect of 50 permanent positions during the operational phase.

Since 1978, Kinsale Energy (previously known as Marathon Oil Ireland Limited) has produced natural gas from a number of gas fields (Kinsale Head, Ballycotton, Southwest Kinsale and Seven Heads) located in the Celtic Sea. In 2001, the company redeveloped the Southwest Kinsale field into Ireland’s first gas storage facility and, in 2006, it modified Inch Terminal to enable natural gas from the Bord Gáis Éireann (BGE) system to be injected into the offshore reservoir. This is currently Ireland’s only natural gas storage facility. The project is currently undergoing feasibility studies and, subject to both regulatory and planning consents and the confirmation of commercial viability, the commissioning of new facilities and the start of operations will take place in 2014.


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Free Maths tutorial website now available for Leaving Cert Students

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

East Cork snippets Carrigtwohill Business Assoc. to hold first meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Carrigtwohill Business Association will be held on Monday, June 14th at 7.30pm in the Community Centre, Main Street, Carrigtwohill.

All business owners/retailers in the Carrigtwohill area are urged to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to elect an executive structure for the Carrigtwohill Business Association. For any further information contact Brendan Hyde on 087 2599767.

East Cork Flower Club

East Cork Flower Club are holding a Demonstration entitled ‘Summertime’ by Mary Johannes, AOIFA on Monday, June 14th at 8pm at St. John the Baptist National School, Midleton. Members Exhibit: Three categories to compete for Jean Kiely Memorial Trophy Horticulture – Rose Specimens. Exhibit: ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ - 30” Visitors welcome.

Fermoy whist drive

Results for Sunday, June 6th: Best overall score: Jim Ryall Winning ladies: Abina Murphy, Margaret Regan, Margaret Forde, Maureen Hurley, Claire Baker, Anne Hurley, Eileen Enright and Joan O’Callaghan Winning gents: B. Brennan, James Barry, Colm Hurley, Frank Roche, Fr. Aquin Casey, M. Dowling, James Leamy and Tadgh Donovan. Raffle: Breda Brennan, Claire Baker and Violet Draper

Whist drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp in Fermoy Bridge Club premises, situated in close proximity to the Old Mart premises & Atkins Farm Machinery. All welcome.

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As the countdown for the 2010 Leaving Cert draws to a close, ordinary level maths students can avail of a fantastic free resource providing maths tutorials online to answer their last minute questions.

The website, called goes through each of the questions on the two ordinary level leaving cert maths papers, providing a video tutorial on each question, with comprehensive answers and companion notes covering all areas asked since 1999.

The videos were recorded at the revision sessions attended by over 500 students in Griffith College Dublin, Cork and Limerick, and have been post-produced to allow direct access to each sub-topic within each question on the course. Tomás Mac Eochagáin, Director of Academic Programmes at Griffith College who designed the programme said: “the website allows students to fill in specific gaps in their knowledge; to join up the many sections they already know; and to maximise their result in the exam” For more information please log on to or any of the College’s websites or

Rathcormac Vintage Club 4th Vintage Rally on June 13th

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KGK takes pride of place

THE people of Knockanore, Glendine and Kilwatermoy should hold their heads high, as they are nominated to represent Waterford in the national finals of the Pride of Place Competition.

The Pride of Place Competition recognises and celebrates the vital contributions that community groups make to society. The competition is an all island event and is run by the charity, Co-operation Ireland in partnership with the All-island Local Authority Steering Forum, a forum which seeks strategic and sustainable approaches to cross border co-operation by Local Authorities.

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RATHCORMAC Vintage Club will hold their 4th annual Vintage Rally on Sunday, July 13th at the car boot sale site in Rathcormac, in aid of Bartlemy and Rathcormac National Schools. The following events will take place on the day:

* Silage Cutting with 1964 Massey 65 & 1966 Taarup Single Chop Harvester & 1962 KP Trailer * Vintage Tractors, Cars, Trucks & Motorbikes * Steam Engines & Old Time Threshing * Horse Ploughing * Stationary Exhibits & Trade Stalls * Kids Amusements & Funfair *Pony & Trap Rides * Childrens’ Sports * Tug O’War * Patrick O’Sullivan live on Stage and many other attractions * Entertainment Saturday Night at the Rathcormac Inn * Banjo Jim * Camping available on site * Security on site Saturday night

For further details regarding exhibiting, stalls, etc, please call 087 8101828.

The focus of the initiative is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their local area. It differs from other similar projects in that the awards specifically recognise the involvement of the local community in all aspects of rural and urban life including regeneration projects, promoting social inclusion and cohesion, the promotion of heritage and environmental awareness. Nominations are made by Local Authorities, who see at first hand what is being carried out at local level.

The inclusive efforts of those involved in bringing together the people of the community to create the KGK Community Sports Hall and the theatre facility within it, is the reason they have been nominated. As this is very much about the combined efforts of the people in the community we ask all of you to come along to an open meeting in the sports hall on Monday, June 14th at 8.30pm where we can inform you of how we can continue to work together to give us the best chance in the competition. Judging will be for two and a half hours on Friday, July 16th, and everyone will be invited to come along to the hall on that day. More information in the coming weeks. Please note, the date for the American Tea Party has been changed to Saturday, October 30th.

A draft seating plan for the hall, to comply with health and safety regulations, has been drawn up; anyone wishing to see it can do so at the meeting on Monday night. The KGK Community Sports Hall is kindly sponsored by Tallow Area Credit Union.

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Midleton’s Rocky Road underpass:


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Light at the end of the tunnel?


MIDLETON resident, Terry O’Leary can’t see five feet in front of him - and no, he doesn’t need to go to Specsavers.

He is, however, calling for urgent work to take place at the Rocky Road underpass in Midleton where, quite frankly, things have gone from bad to worse in recent times. The underpass, the shortest and primary way to access the Rocky Road from any number of Midleton’s estates, as well as a journey travelled by many children on their way to school each morning, has become top of Terry’s to do list, following a rapid deterioration in recent years.

When the underpass was initially constructed in the 1980s, it boasted six ceiling lights which were on 24 hours a day, a mirror at one end, which reflected the tunnel’s length, showing anyone descending the steps from the top side if anyone was already in the underpass, clean white walls and a complete lack of litter and detritus. A visit there last Thursday confirmed Terry’s worries.

Terry O’Leary illustrates some of the issues facing the Rocky Road underpass, including graffiti and lack of lighting. Terry is only 10 feet from the camera in broad daylight - but cannot be identified. Terry is hoping that the council will install new lights in the tunnel which will work 24-7

I’ve had people tell me that they aren’t happy walking through it (the underpass) and that they keep looking over their shoulder to see if anyone is following them.’ - Terry O’Leary

‘When the new estate was built here a few years ago,’ Terry tells the East Cork Journal, ‘the ESB rerouted the electricity supply to the lights outside the tunnel, which come on at certain times due to a photocell. One of them flickers a lot of the time, but it usually rights itself.’ But, in the tunnel itself, four of the six lights are now broken and the other two, both located at one end, only come on at night. The tunnel is dark during the day too, and even now (12 noon) on a bright day, it’s incredibly difficult to make out who is coming towards you.’ The tunnel walls, which were once bright white to reflect the available light, are now covered in graffiti - some of it unprintable here.

‘The mirror’s been broken for 15 years now,’ Terry states, ‘I’ve been on to people several times about this issue, as well as about the lights. It’s not a big job to be done; it’s just a

case of changing a couple of wires around to keep the lights on 24/7, and it’s another small job to install a new mirror.’

As anyone will tell you, prevention is better than cure and Terry, who has experience in the health and safety field, knows this better than most.

‘It can be unnerving walking through the underpass - even in broad daylight,’ Terry muses. ‘Even though we are in a residential area, there’s no one living directly beside the tunnel and I’d hate to see anything happen to anyone there. I’ve had people tell me that they aren’t happy walking through it, and that they keep looking over their shoulder to see if anyone is following them.’ While the East Cork Journal stands there, we watch four people walk through - two women with buggies, a businessman and a teenager with iPod headphones firmly in place. While one of the women peers hesitantly around the corner before entering, the

other three individuals walk straight through. ‘The lights were initially put there for a reason,’ Terry states, ‘Imagine what it would be like on a winter’s day with no lighting - it’s a serious health and safety issue.

‘There are many new residents in the area, who have never seen the underpass look anything other than it does now,’ Terry laments. ‘Are we prepared to put the welfare of Midleton’s residents and their children at risk, because of unsociable behaviour?’ Terry now hopes that the council will rectify these issues as soon as possible, citing potential lawsuits and health & safety concerns as reason enough to solve this problem. Let’s just hope that there’s light at the end of the tunnel for all those who use the Rocky Road Underpass - and that there aren’t dark days ahead.

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Shanagarry Design Centre officially opened

LAST week, the Shanagarry Design Centre was officially opened by Ger O’Mahoney, President, Cork Chamber of Commerce. The newly opened, stunningly designed shop boasts a range of stylish and classic items including pottery, crystal, jewellery, books, clothing, cookery utensils, handbags, crafts and a large children’s section. The centre, which incorporates artists’ studios, the shop itself and a restaurant and cafe, has been raising admiring glances from all who visit, with last week’s official opening no exception. PHOTO ABOVE: Teresa and Michael Harty from Cloyne enjoy a glass at the opening (Photos: Allan Meek)

Teresa Dineen and Declan Moon from Ballinhassig

Retail assistant Claire O’Connell with Marketing Manager, Greg O’Gorman

Master Potter Mick Donovan of Jack O’Patsy shows how it’s done

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Jacintha McGuire, Marion Mullins and Mairead Murray look impressed by the new store

Kevin Fury and little Isabelle

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The dignitaries gather and everyone is filled with excitement and delight at the opening of the newest store in Ireland

Speeches are made as the store’s very first customers gather

The ‘Fabulous’ Grainne O’Connor with artist Fiona Turley whose paintings are available to purchase in the new store

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‘Pottering around’ at new Shanagarry Design Centre

Superintendent Flor Horan, Cloyne’s own Tom Duane, Mary Walsh and Midleton Garda Fergus O’Donnell

Pat and Jimmy Collins with Ewelina Strzelczyk and Roy Whitney

Eoin, Seibhe and Fiadh Little and Fern Allen from Ballymaloe

Mark Sexton, Finance Director with the Kilkenny Group and President of the Cork Chamber of Commerce, Ger O’Mahoney stop to admire the work on display

Shanagarry residents Ed Broderick, Sinead Scannell, Hazel Broderick and Helen Scannell

Friends Peggy, Kathleen and Mary enjoy the occasion

Stella Davis, Veronica Crowley and Kate Davis

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And we’re open!

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Knighty-knight Carrigtwohill’s second Medieval Festival and Country Fair will showcase Irish country life at its best

Youghal Baptist Church celebrates first anniversary

ON Saturday last, June 5th a very special and moving service was held in the Mall Arts Centre Youghal to celebrate the formal constituting of the Baptist Church in Youghal. The Baptist Church was formed in Youghal one year ago, when the starting congregation consisted of 15 people. Today, the congregation comprises between forty and fifty members. The Arts Centre was filled to capacity with people from other Baptist/Bible believing Churches, who were delighted to attend what was a truly wonderful service. They came from all over the Munster region including Cork, Waterford, Kerry, Limerick and beyond. Speakers included Ted Kelly and Andy Compton.

The Service commenced at 3pm to a rapt congregation, and the uplifting music was played by a group of musicians from Youghal and Midleton who included Karen Scott, Miriam Whiting, Seth Lewis, Pat O’Regan, Eoin Meikle and Sinead Bateman. The service concluded at approximately 4.45pm,during which time the children had the most wonderful afternoon of fun, games and play outside in the beautiful sunshine at Mall Arts Centre. After the Service, delicious refreshments were served – all prepared by those present – and it was a wonderful time for chatting with old friends, meeting new friends, and catching up with all the news. It was a time of renewal and celebration and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Congratulations are extended to everyone on this, their first anniversary.

Ann O’Driscoll and Anthony Barry at the launch at Barryscourt Castle of the Carrigtwohill Medieval Festival & Country Fair. (Photo: Neil Danton, FOLLOWING the massive succhance to have some real fun tocess of the first Carrigtwohill gether – along with the hard Medieval Festival and Country work! I would like to take this Fair last year, the 2010 Festival opportunity to thank all our suppromises even more excitement porters and sponsors, especially for all the family. The event is set Terence O’Brien on whose land to take place on July 3rd and 4th the event takes place, to South and will showcase country life at East Cork Area Development its best, featuring an eclectic (SECAD Ltd) for their continued mixture of fun and entertainment support and to 96 FM, our media and bringing the traditions of the sponsor. Irish countryside to life. The vibrancy of days gone by will be presented in the Medieval Village, with archery, jousting knights on horseback, medieval sports for kids and a display by the Fingal Living History Society. The battlegrounds from the not so distant past will be re-enacted by the Munster Vehicle reenactment group. This promises to be a great spectacle with a real live WW2 battle, complete with explosives and machine gun fire - suitably backed by performances from the Army Band! The Irish Coastguard Historic Society will also be exhibiting on both days of the event. Included in the line up of Country Fair traditions are horticulture shows, country games, dog and pony shows, cookery demonstrations and baking the bastible. There will also be a food and craft market offering a variety of local food specialties, as well as arts and crafts for sale. The sport-

A bird (on) the hand: Vincent Cashman at the launch at Barryscourt Castle of the Carrigtwohill Medieval Festival & Country Fair, with a Lanner Falcon

ing side of country life will be presented with falconry, clay pigeon shooting and gun dog training exhibitions. All creatures great and small will feature at the Fair from small farm animals to champion bulls, along with alpaca’s and donkeys from the donkey sanctuary.

There will be Irish dancing and live music performances throughout the Festival, and the entertainment for children will include pony rides, puppeteers, face painting, kiddies’ rides, bouncing castles and a fun fair.

The organising committee is supported by the entire local community in Carrigtwohill, many of whom act as volunteers for the event. Heading the group is Chairperson, Vincent Cashman, who also happens to be a very talented falconer, featuring in the Festival programme himself. “We are most fortunate to have the backing from the locals here in Carrigtwohill,” said Vincent. “The event brings us all together and really creates something special in our community, not alone in re-creating a true Irish experience, but also in giving us a

Last year, the Medieval Festival and Country Fair attracted a cross section of field sports enthusiasts, city dwellers, locals and visitors from near and afar who enjoyed the outstanding range of countryside attractions and family entertainment. The Festival features the best in wholesome fun and is an event where families can spend the day together and share experiences not to be found anywhere else – along with an opportunity to learn more about outdoor pursuits and our cultural traditions. Set to become Munster’s premiere countryside event, the Carrigtwohill Medieval Festival and Country Fair has everything you could need for a great family day out!

For information on stalls and participation at the event, please contact Ann O’Driscoll at 087 9232952, or

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Rathcormac guys gunning for Fermoy Hospital fundraiser

Youghal lifeboat comes to aid of stricken jet ski

COLMAN Howard, Liam O’Sullivan, Finbarr Quirke, Barry O’Connell, Michael O’Donovan and Stephen Pratt from the Rathcormac Gun Club were pictured above after final preparations in advance of the Cork City Marathon, which took place on June 7th, in which they were running for St. Patrick’s Hospital, Fermoy. Congratulations, gentlemen. Rest assured the whole village of Rathcormac was gunning for you!

THE Youghal RNLI Lifeboat launched on Sunday, June 6th at 3.44pm to a report of a broken down jet ski somewhere between Redbarn and Capel Island. The


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Lifeboat, under the helm of Jason Ansbro and crew members Thomas Cliffe and Liam Keogh located the jet ski with one person on board at 3.50pm. They

took the casualty on board and proceeded to tow the jet ski ashore. The casualty, a young male, was safe and well.

Youghal’s Pearse takes the mic... Killeagh / Inch DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

PEARSE O’Halloran, son of Karen and Gerald, lived in Blackwater Heights, Youghal until 2002 when he headed off to Glasgow to study Graphic Design. Pearse has always been interested in comedy, and (for a joke!) he entered the Scottish Sun and Caledonian Brewery hunt for the best comedy talent in the UK. The show is hosted by Des McLean and has the biggest cash prize in UK Comedy, with a chance to show at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Pearse took to the stage with five other comedians, four of whom are very well known top comics. Pearse, from Youghal, picked up the “mic” and brought the house down with his hilarious stand up routine, featuring Henry the Hoover. Speaking with the East Cork Journal Mum, Karen, said how Pearse was always fooling around as a kid and was known as the “Class Clown”. Karen said she had many a row with him over his funny carry-ons “but I’m not laughing now” she says. “He has just scooped £1,000 and has a chance of winning £12,000 and win or lose, I’m very proud of him”. In a telephone conversation with Pearse, the East Cork Journal asked a very serious sounding Pearse how he felt now after his regional success. “To be honest with you, he said, I think they made a big mistake. The other comics were great and I feel that some of them put on a better performance and will feel very unlucky not to have won.

Community Council update

THE June meeting was held on Thursday, June 3rd, in Killeagh Hall. A number of matters arose from that meeting as follows:

Pride in our Community - It was agreed that a tidy up of the old graveyard in Killeagh would again be our project this summer. Volunteers are sought, and the first meeting is in Killeagh Graveyard on Tuesday 15th June at 8pm. There is a lot of work to be carried out, so plenty of help is needed. Please support.

Fundraising - A church gate collection will be held in our Parish in aid of the Community Council on the weekend of the 3rd/4th July. This is to raise much needed funds. This money will be used to rebuild the wall in the old graveyard and hopefully to buy defribrillators for our parish and to cover insurance costs etc. Please give generously.

But when I got up there, it was pure magic. The Mic (we call it Mike back home, he explained) felt so right in my hand, but no matter what you say it was still only my ninth gig and I am in a state of shock that I beat all the others”. “Of course” he continued, only for my trusty friend Henry, (who is full of huff and puff) I wouldn’t be here at all”.

The Grand Final will take place in August next, and Pearse must now go looking for something/someone to make friends with Henry, as the final will be held over five nights and each of the finalists will have to perform each night in front of the same judges. Pearse knows he will have to have a routine that will vary each night, but still be good enough to win against the multitude of talent he will be competing with. “I love the thought of it”, he says, and the opportunity

it gives me to meet all my funny heroes is a prize in itself.

And so, Henry the Hoover must suck and swallow, blow and rattle, twist his chord and avoid getting tangled up. And in Edinburgh in August next, we hope Pearse O’Halloran and himself will be “top of the pile!...”

Defibrillator – It is hoped to purchase a defibrillator shortly and have same available locally. At present we are short numbers to organise a rapid response group, but hopefully more people will take the training courses in the future. 12 people attended the first training course in May and gave excellent feedback on same. It is now hoped to run another two night course in July costing approx. €60.00. 16-18 year olds can be subsidised for training expenses. This course will be advertised shortly. Please consider same and if interested contact Mary at 086-2324844 or Carmel at 087-2040156. Elections – This is the final term of the present Community council. Elections will be held later in the year. Playground – This committee are negotiating with Cork County Council as to the Council’s requirements for suitable playground equipment and the layout of the site. Progress has been made and it is now hoped that an application can be made for funding in the near future. Tidy Towns - Killeagh village received disappointing results in the recent litter challenge. Please make efforts to keep our village litter free and remove all rubbish from the locality. The Community Council wish all those doing the Junior and Leaving Certificate every success in their exams and in the future.

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Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Midleton's knight in shining armour

caused his lungs to haemorrhage, causing him to slip into a coma for five days. A priest delivered last rites and a doctor told the family that he was in God’s hands, but thankfully Darragh is now completely healthy, and would love to play basketball in Colorado. Regis University has offered him a chance to play hoops and soccer, while Gonzaga wants him for soccer and Texas, El Paso and Cal-Riverside are interested in his basketball ability.

Whichever school gets Darragh will get a young man with plenty of perspective, toughness and fire. He’s a unique player and unique individual, so congratulations and the best of luck for a very successful and healthy future.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events DARRAGH O’Neill, a native of Midleton, son of Colm O’Neill and nephew of Cllr. Niall O’Neill, who was given the last rites two years ago, has beaten a life-threatening illness and blossomed as a lockdown defensive player as a Fairview senior on the 2009 basketball squad that rolled to the Class 5A semi-finals, to the slashing leading scorer for the Knights. During his sophomore season he fell ill with a rare blood disease that initially baffled doctors and

Wednesday, June 9th: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Big meeting/get together at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Community Garda will give a talk on home security. New members welcome. Thursday: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday: Whist at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Tuesday, June 15th: 45 Drive at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm.

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The management and staff of EAST CORK COLLEGE wish all our students every success in their forth coming examinations and we thank them for their support. EAST CORK COLLEGE – The Story

FOUNDED in November 2008 with a small number of students progressively developing into the success story of today where booking of places is required.

We provide grinds in all subjects for Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations, in relaxing CCTV monitored rooms

under full supervision. In September 2009 we added Agricultural Science as an extra subject and this has proven to be extremely popular.

We also provide a Home Tutor Service that helps students to do their homework using a structured and time effective management plan.

Happy Anniversary

Wedding anniversary good wishes to Rosarii and Fintan Finn.

Art therapy is a gentle but powerful form of therapy that focuses on helping to analyse difficult to discuss personal issues through the use of the therapeutic power of making art. It takes place in the presence of an art therapist in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Art therapy can be beneficial to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities, particularly to those with communication difficulties, as their art pieces can be used to express feelings.

Norrie Louise has also worked as an art therapist with adolescents with substance use issues, and with adults with mental health issues, and mild to severe disabilities. She is flexible and adaptable to suit the needs of most. For further information and sessions at Midleton Holistic Health Centre, please contact Norrie Louise Ross, Art Therapist MA at 086 3095524 or 021 4632937, or email

Booking is now being taken for places in the September programme. You can contact us on 0214638794 / 085-2880693 or email us at to secure a place. Early booking is advisable.

Potential Picassos exhibit at the pub

Midleton Summer Solstice Day Local artists to exhibit The Midleton Summer Solstice Festival Day is tak- at Wallis’ Bar, Midleton ing 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. The Midleton Summer Solstice Festival Day is supported by Wallis’ Bar, Midleton, Midleton Town Council and SECAD (South & East Cork Area Development).

Art Therapist, Norrie Ross arrives in Midleton NORRIE Louise Ross works with adults with acquired brain injuries, and groups of the elderly. She also provides art therapy in primary and secondary schools, and third level colleges. Here, she works with children and teenagers with problems in relation to behaviour, family, social skills, and self-esteem, and those with autism, hearing and visual impairments, and other physical and intellectual disabilities.

In September 2010 we are adding Economics and Accounting as extra subjects.

TOMORROW, June 10th, at 8pm, an exhibition by 5 local artists will officially open at Wallis’ Town Hall Bar on Midleton’s Main Street. The exhibition, entitled ‘Diversity’ is a culmination of work by established and emerging artists and will run, as part of Midleton Arts Festival, until June 21st.

Admission is free, so pop in for a pint - and see work by some potential Picassos.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service Blood Donor Clinics

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 Wednesday, June 9th from 5.30pm to 9pm.

Happy B irthday!

Birthday greetings to Renee Meaney, Jim Fox, Kate desmond, Dylan Hallihan, Pexie Jacobs (sister of Josie Buckley) and Ellen O’Neill. K.W.

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East Cork sing to win for Ballycotton Lifeboat BALLYCOTTON lifeboat fundraising committee introduced their inter-pub karaoke competition to several publicans who are hosted heats at Garryvoe Hotel on Wednesday, June 2nd. Pat Maguire, committee member, and Pearse McCarthy explained a few details about the event and answered any questions the guests had. The gathering finished up with the hope that the event would be a great success for Ballycotton lifeboat. The first heat of the competition took place in McDaid’s Bar, Midleton on Friday, June 4th. Great support was shown for the event with James O’Donovan and Andrea Deady emerging as the qualifiers for the final at Garryvoe Hotel on July 30th. On Saturday night, June 5th, contestants from Ballymacoda had their opportunity at Daly’s Bar to show their support. John Murphy and John Murphy were the qualifiers there.

Sunday night, June 6th, was the turn for The Thatched Inn, Ladysbridge. The patrons were keen to have their friends enter with one patron offering to sponsor one of the organisers! There was no shortage of singers and the judges had a difficult time in deciding who should go through to the final. It was decided that The Thatched Inn should be represented in the final by Noel Bennett and Nina Beausang. The busy weekend finished up with the thought that the final is shaping up to be keenly fought.

Fiona Flynn, Chairperson, Blathnaid Lane-Walsh, PRO and Karen Casey, Secretary of the fundraising committee

Karen Casey holds onto little James O’Shea

Supporters of this fundraising event were reminded that they would have another opportunity to enter the competition next Friday, June 11th, at Tosh Cahill’s Bar, Cloyne. Heats will also be held 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 Bar on Friday, June 25th and Rosie’s Bar, Aghada on Saturday, June 26th. (Photos: Allan Meek)

Seamus Cunningham from Wallis’ Bar, Breda Cashman, Aine O’Keeffe and Maurice Cashman

Pearse McCarthy, Daniel McGuire, Severene McCarthy and Sandra, Cathal and Pat McGuire

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Nina Beausang from the Thatched Inn with Margaret Crowley from the Goalpost await the launch

Barry Fitzgerald, Banqueting Manager of the Garryvoe Hotel stands in to lend a hand

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Some of the publicans gather to show their dedicated support to the upcoming events

More publicans with Pearse McCarthy at the Garryvoe Hotel

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NED RECK: Facing facts: How Midleton & A snip here, District Active Retirement Association a snip there... has change my life WHEN Midleton man, Ned Reck had to give up work in September 2004 at the age of 64 due to ill health, he was on a downhill spiral both physically and mentally, and then along came Midleton & District Active Retirement Association.

In his own words, Ned Reck explains how this community group have helped to change his life for the better... I suppose I could say that I had almost given up on life, opting to go through the motions of living, while I awaited the arrival of the “grim reaper”. In June 2007, I was hospitalised, requiring both Medical & Mental treatment. My medical problems were on-going but manageable. My mental state was of greater concern, so I was referred to my local Mental Health Centre in Midleton, where I met a team of dedicated professionals, and received the best possible treatment one could have. One of their recommendations was that I get involved in local activities outside the home. Friends had told me that Midleton Active Retirement Association had Indoor Bowling in the local GAA hall so, rather reluctantly, I made my way there one Monday afternoon. I stood there in the hall feeling very “out of place” ’til someone, I think it was Malcolm, asked me what I wanted, so I explained my reasons for being there. I was immediately invited to “have a go”. What an experience! Standing on the mat in front of all these strangers, I felt so self-conscious, I may as well have been naked. The centre timber got an awful battering that day. I eventually got the hang of it ( kind of). The “up” side of it was that I had made several new friends in the space of a couple of hours. Of course, I continued to go there after that and it wasn’t long ’til I was invited to join the Active Retirement Group, which I did in April 2008. What I like most about the Group is the complete absence of personal agendas, i. e. politics, commercial interests etc... Their motto could well be that of the Three Musketeers. “All for one and one for all”. Our members need not feel alone in any activity. Help, if required, is always at hand while, at the same time, we can retain our own independance. Among the most enjoyable activities we engage in are the outings. I particularly like learning the real “warts and all” history of places. Not the, sometimes, prejudiced and sanitised version we learned in school. So far I have visited Museums in Tralee, Waterford and Kilkenny. Of course

‘Are we cutting the cloth to measure?’ asks Cllr. Donie Daly I’ve been to all these towns/cities before, but was blind to their fascinating beginnings. Even the town of Youghal, which is only 20 Kilometres away and to which I was a regular visitor for many years, was a mystery to me from an historical perspective, until our Group went there on a walking tour. The Bowling is a favourite activity of mine, being the only kind of sport, (unless you count angling) that I engaged in since I was twenty years old. (I also joined the local Indoor Bowling Club). I always look forward to our social activities as well. Card games, Tea dances, Theatre outings, Concerts. Sometimes the nostalgia for the old times is only massive.

One of the many “spin-off “ benefits, for me, of joining the Active Retirement Group was that I became more outgoing, which allowed me to interact better with the wider community. For instance, I began a computer course in the local Community College and received my ECDL last May. I found it amazing, and a source of great satisfaction, to think that I, a Granddad to a teenager myself, spent time in school with transition year Students. Incidentally, one of my fellow students had also been through primary and secondary school with my daughter. In summing up, I would say that, because of my joining Active Retirement I feel more valuable and valued as a dad, granddad, brother, neighbour and citizen. I am making a much greater contribution in my local community, and my family. I now know that life doesn’t stop when one retires, even if one is not in full health. There is still a great amount of usefulness left in us all, and Active Retirement is a great vehicle through which to harness it. It is certainly a better alternative to sitting at home in front of the telly just vegetating... Amen to that, Ned.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the East Cork Journal and we will pass your details onto Ned.

New Welfare Bill: Reform can’t be just about cutting budgets

THE recently published Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010 contains several measures that are likely to prove controversial, including proposals to “activate” jobseekers, lone parents and people with disabilities.

Unfortunately, the Bill is all stick, and no carrot.

Unless the proposed changes are accompanied by other measures, they may simply have the effect of further impoverishing people who are already on subsistence levels of income. Moving people off welfare and into work should be the central concern of social policy. In principle, there is nothing wrong with a ‘get tough’ policy on those who abuse our welfare system or see it as a way of life. Welfare should be about supporting those genuinely in need and helping them back on their feet as quickly as possible.

Without genuine job opportunities and access to quality training, education and literacy improvement, drugs rehabilitation, childcare, and services for people with disability and in particular mental health, these reforms are worthless. Indeed, until there is a full integration of FÁS employment support services with the Department of Social Protection, the Department itself won’t be able to act on these measures.

The reform of the rules for lone parents alone will simply add 12,000 more people to the live register over the next six years. Activation of this group was meant to go hand in hand with improved training and childcare services, the ending of the ban on cohabitation, and the introduction of a parental allowance.

These are nowhere to be found in the bill.

And yet another Social Welfare Bill is published without reforming the rules for Mortgage Interest Supplement and Rent Supplement, or the very many other poverty traps that lie at the heart of why thousands of people remain on welfare for so long.”


For the twelfth successive month Live Register figures are in excess of 400,000, indicating that this FF/Green government has failed abysmally to get to grips with our jobs crisis.

The increase of almost 44,000 over the last 12 months, and of over 5,000 since April, gives the lie to Government claims that we have turned the corner. The reasons for this are clear: this Government has run out of ideas and has run out of steam. While they are perfectly happy to pump billion after billion into zombie banks, they are doing virtually nothing invest in job creation. In Midleton, there are 2383 unemployed. In the under 25 years category there are 420 unemployed, whilst In Youghal, there are 1547 unemployed and in the under 25 years category there are 298 unemployed.

We know that each lost job costs the exchequer about €20,000 per year, but if the Government’s track record is anything to go by, we can’t expect any action with regard to job creation any time soon. Just a few months ago, the Government voted down a Labour Party Bill which would have scrapped upward-only rent reviews in the retail sector. Our Bill would have reduced costs in the sector, and would have saved countless businesses and safe-

guarded thousands of jobs, but was rejected by Fianna Fáil and the Greens.

In addition, in recent weeks we discovered that, five months after they announced it in the Budget, the Government has made virtually no progress on their PRSI incentive scheme for employers, which was supposed to facilitate the creation of some 12,000 new jobs and reduce the numbers on the dole queues. It is time that Brian Cowen and his colleagues now give unemployment the priority it deserves. Creating jobs is the key to getting our economy moving again. We need a far more proactive approach by the government who should take on board proposals the Labour Party has made, such as the creation of a Strategic Investment Bank and a Jobs Fund.


Details of allowances paid to TDs and Senators for travel and subsistence were published on the Oireachtas website last week.

Under the changes to the expenses regime, parliamentarians will no longer claim mileage and daily allowances, but will be paid a yearly allowance, depending on the distance between their constituencies and Leinster House. Figures for March and April for the TDs & Senators representing Cork East were as follows:

Deputy David Stanton (Fine Gael)

Vouched March - €5,045.84 Vouched April - €5,045.84 Deputy Michael Ahern (Fianna Fail) Unvouched March - €4,154.17 Unvouched April - €4,154.17

Deputy Sean Sherlock (Labour)

Unvouched March - €4,091.17 Unvouched April - €4,091.17 Deputy Ned O’Keeffe (Fianna Fail) Vouched March - €4,982.84 Vouched April - €4,982.84

Senator Paul Bradford (Fine Gael)

Vouched March- €3,737.50 Vouched April - €3,737.50

The travel allowance covers the cost of travel to and from Leinster House.

In the case of deputies, the annual amounts range from €12,000 per annum for Dublin based deputies to €37,850 per annum for those living 360km or more from the city. Senators are paid a reduced amount as they do not receive payments for constituency travel. The annual amounts vary from €7,000 per annum for Dublinbased Senators to €32,850 per annum for those 360km or more from Leinster House. For the public representation allowance, members choose either a vouched or unvouched allowance at the beginning of each year. Where they choose a vouched allowance, they may be paid a maximum of €25,700 per year to cover costs such as rent, rates, stationery, office cleaning costs, insurance and telephone costs.

The unvouched allowance is a minimum annual amount of €15,000.

Youghal United's Guinness world record breakers!

Congratulations to the 16 players, organisers, physios, refs & all of Youghal United AFC members and supporters who broke the world for the “Longest 5 aside soccer game” in the world.

It was an honour for me to say I was able to witness the dedication, endeavour and bravery of all involved last Sunday morning at the crack of dawn! You are all a credit to the people of Youghal and an inspiration to all in the town.

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In The Driving Seat

TOP GEAR FESTIVAL ADAM’S 2010: Bigger, louder & faster

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DETAILS were announced last week for the first ever Top Gear Festival which will take place from 24th – 26th September at the Citywest Event Centre, Dublin. ‘Bigger Louder and Faster’ is the theme for the all new Festival which will take place both indoors and outdoors over an impressive 25,000 square metres, and will include the first ever custom built Top Gear Track. The specially constructed Top Gear Track will run throughout the Festival with a vast array of race, rally and classic cars. The Stig will also take to the track everyday to put the ultimate supercars through their paces.

The Top Gear Track will host the first ever ‘All Ireland Top Gear Sprint Challenge’, in which car enthusiasts, amateur and professional racers across Ireland are invited to compete. This event is expected to attract a great deal of home grown Irish racing talent. Rally ace, Gareth McHale and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercar driver, Niall Breen are just two of the first drivers confirmed for the Top Gear Track line up. Further details about the All Ireland Top Gear Sprint Chal-

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Motorists are strongly against €200 parking levy NEARLY 68% of Irish motorists say they are opposed to the new €200 parking levy planned for Irish cities, while only 25.6% of motorists said that they favoured the idea. The results are based on a poll of over 1,500 motorists carried out by the AA last week, and comes as a blow to government plans for the levy, scheduled to be introduced initially in Dublin before the Autumn. “This Levy is a very poor idea,” says Director of Policy, Conor Faughnan. “It purports to be a tax designed to discourage people from driving into town so that they choose public transport instead. This is objectionable because so many of us do not have a public transport op-


tion, but even if we did this levy is actually likely to have the opposite effect.”

Because the levy is charged annually, the motorist is faced with the choice to either give up the parking space permanently and never have access to it at all, or to pay the annual charge. Those who choose the latter are actually incentivised to use it more often, since they will be charged for it whether they use it every day or only use it occasionally. “A great many motorists who can park at their place of work will only do so irregularly.” says Faughnan. “They may take the bus some days, or get a lift. But if they know they are being

charged, no matter what they do, the inclination is to get the full value for it. Even judged purely on its effect on Dublin’s traffic, this tax will actually do more harm than good.”

Unsurprisingly, opposition to the levy was far stronger among those who were directly affected by it, i.e. those who worked in Dublin and had a parking space provided by their employer. 330 respondents fell into this category and of those 84% were against the levy. But even amongst drivers who were not affected personally, and had neither family members nor friends affected, opposition to the idea was still very high at 65.6%.

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W h e n t he g o at s b ro k e l o o se in C l oy n e. . . ON Wednesday, June 2nd, the students of Cloyne NS got to 'kid' around, courtesy of John & Olive Hallihan, Castlemartyr Farm, who brought two goats and four kids to their school, as part of the school's recent fundraising efforts for Bóthar.

Many of Cloyne's NS kids (the two legged variety) donated their Confirmation money to Bóthar, represented on the day by Jeremy Meehan, Education Officer, who gladly accepted a cheque for €330 for the African-aid charity. As an added bonus, the children got to see exactly what difference their money would make, as John & Olive brought along two goats that would be making the journey to Tanzania to help families in the African country. Lisa and Daisy will be taking the 10 hour flight to Africa, where their milk will help the locals to produce cheese.

The children also got to pet Lisa and Daisy in their schoolyard, asking questions and when prompted to say 'Cheese' for the East Cork Journal, added their own little spin, shouting 'Goat's Cheese!' instead.

Cloyne NS students hand over a cheque for €330 to Bóthar, alongside Olive & John Hallinan, Castlemartyr Farm, whose goats will be making the trip to Africa, Mary O'Brien, Principal, Cloyne NS and Jeremy Meehan, Bóthar

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Cappoquin Barbecue coming soon


With Declan Barron

Oil and gas exploration in Ardmore and Helvick?

WITH news of the major oil spill in Florida continuing to make headlines, the news that Irish owned company Providence Resources PLC, are considering opening up oil and gas wells off the Ardmore and Helvick coasts which were lo-

cated by Marathon Oil back in 1974, will come with mixed feelings in the area.

Certainly if these wells become operational they could provide some employment in the area sometime in the future.

On the other hand as can be seen from the Shell to Shore battle in Mayo there are likely to be opponents to any such development given the environmental conditions, with fishing and tourism the main attractions on the South East Coast.

‘Open Mic’ Poetry Session at Immrama Festival

THE very popular “Open Mic” Poetry Session will be facilitated this year by London based performance poet, James Priestman. James’ work has been widely acclaimed for the originality of his material and brilliance of delivery. His poems contain a range of characters exploring personal or political dilemmas and are all recited from memory. While James’ own work will enthral and excite, he is also an experienced facilitator and is Chair of the Pitshanger Poets in West London. If you are a new, emerging or established poet and would like to

join James in an afternoon of poetry in Lismore House Hotel on Saturday, June 12th from 2pm to 4pm, please phone Jean Webster on 085-1147075 or 058-21383 or email

A new addition to this year’s festival is lunchtime literary readings. These will take place on Sunday, June 13 in O’Brien’s Chop House at 12.45pm and at 1.45pm in Foley’s on the Mall. These will be given by author, Anthony Gardner who will read from his first novel ‘The Rivers of Heaven ‘This was published by Starhaven at the end of last year, and enthusiastically reviewed by the Irish Times and the Sunday Independent. He started work on the book at his mother’s house on the Vee, and took much of his inspiration from the landscape of the Knockmealdowns.

The wells are said to be capable of producing enough oil and gas to make them very viable, and are worth billions if put in production, so I am sure that we will be hearing more about this matter as it develops.

Tidy Towns

THE initial judging for the National Tidy Towns competition usually takes place in early June, so all of the local committees have been working hard to ensure that their area is looking nice for the judging. Having passed through many of the towns and villages, one has to say that there is an amount of superb work being done by these voluntary committees who, augmented by some C.E.S. workers, are doing a splendid job. In many cases improvement on the previous year’s mark will be deemed a success, while others will want to go further. No matter where you finish, the work being done by those with an interest in keeping their own area looking nice is to be applauded, so well done to all concerned as your efforts are very much appreciated.

THE Cappoquin Community Development Company will be hoping that the summer weather will continue to stay with us, as they are holding a fundraising Barbecue on Saturday, June 26th with local chef, Paul Deevy in charge of the food. Music will also be provided, and for just €10 a great evening is guaranteed once the weather obliges, of course.

Sponsored Walk

THE Cappoquin Childcare Facility will hold their sponsored walk in Glenshelane Wood on this Friday evening, June 11th commencing at 6.30pm. Proceeds from the walk will go towards providing more equipment and resources for the facility, so your support would be greatly appreciated.


DURING the week it was sad to hear of the passing of Mossy Hallahan of Grange, after a long illness. Mossy was a stalwart in his local community and was a great friend and neighbour to everyone in his locality. He was involved in almost everything in his locality and was an accomplished footballer for Ardmore, Old Parish and Waterford in his day. As vice president of Ardmore GAA club until his untimely death, he contributed in no small way to the growth of the club. Personally, I would have often held different opinions to Mossy on many matters, but he would have my utmost respect as he was one of the good guys whose heart was always in the right place. To his wife Ann, daughter Mary, sons Maurice, John, Paul and Pat and their family and friends, my sincere sympathy on your sad loss. Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh a Ainm. May he rest in peace.

Exam time BEST wishes to all of the boys and girls that are about to sit the state Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations in the coming days. It is a stressful time for all concerned, but at the end of the day you can only do your best. If you have the work put in you should be ok as the old saying goes. You only get out of something what you put into it.

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Youghal United smash World Record for longest 5-a-side game WHILST most people were thrilled with the wonderfully warm, sunny weather over the June Bank Holiday, the sixteen determined and dedicated members of Youghal United could have done with slightly less Celsius in their brave effort to beat the Guinness Book of Records 5-a side soccer, which stood at 27 hours 24 minutes.

CRY’s Darragh Parker with Ken Dempsey, Nutritionalist for the world record attempt

At 9am on Saturday, June 5th much loved Canon Browne had the honour of throwing in the ball, and thus commenced this fantastic challenge by the Youghal boys.

All preparations had been efficiently and thoroughly put in place by the Committee and sub committees of Youghal United, including the measuring of the pitch, arranging for an official referee to be in control of the game at all times, a compulsive video recording which was required by Guinness for official proof of timing etc., Every eventuality had been considered and allowed for, and the amount of work and effort put in by the Club officials and members is to be lauded.

On the weekend, it was obvious to the East Cork Journal that the businesses, the clubs and the people of the town of Youghal got behind the Club in every way including support, sponsorship, encouragement Mini-soccer fan Eoghain Gleeson Ronan Dressler and Jane Walsh for the lads, and their attendance at the venue over the two days.

To embrace all clubs and organisations in the town Youghal United extended an invitation to them to erect a table or stand to showcase their club. This invitation was gratefully accepted by several clubs, including Youghal Racquetball Club, Youghal Cycling Club, Youghal G.A.A., and Youghal Badminton Club, among others, and representatives of each club were present to talk to anyone interested in taking up membership.

Andrew Villas, Dan Power, Des O’Halloran and Patrick Kiely

Alan Murphy and Evan Kennedy

The 5-a side soccer on Saturday was smooth flowing with the lads ultra fit, prepared, and mad for road. No signs of flagging or cramping. However, the hours of between 3am and 6am on Sunday morning were very tough with rain pouring down, the night dark, very few people around, and just a ball to keep them awake and focused. But, the sun shone very brightly early on the Sunday

morning, the adrenaline pumped, the spirits rose and the lads knew they were going to make it. And make it they most surely did. Thirty three hours and thirty minutes later, with nine hundred and forty six goals chalked up, the sixteen supreme soccer players of Youghal United agreed to the blowing of the final whistle and the awesome men of Ardrath Park were world champion five a side soccer players, and entered the Guinness Book of Records. Wow! For posterity their names are Patrick Morrissey, Christopher Colin, Kevin Gallogley, Barry Goggin, Diarmuid Schuel, David O’Keeffe, Mike Lyons, Aidan Ryan, David Kenneally, Peter Geary, Leon Geary, Martin Cohen, Pierce Hennessy, Anthony Kelly, Gavin O’Leary and Stuart Hickey.


‘Who’s the man?’

Kenneth Dempsey was superb in his role as Nutritionalist and supervisor of exercises. His commitment, dedication, and knowledge of proper food and liquid intake was of huge importance, and very essential to the success of the venture.

Emmett Perry thanked everyone for the support received, the main Sponsors – Michael Farrell of Farrell's Summerfield, and Bertie Dempsey's Pub – Quality Hotel Youghal and T & M Fitzgerald for their terrific sponsorship, referees Ken Hennessy, Seamus Landers, David Coleman, Paul and Kieran Griffin, Ed McNally and Eddie Foley and all who helped or contributed in any way to the success of the challenge.

‘Told you we could do it!’ ‘Thank you, thank you!’

The players, of course, are the men of the moment. They are the World Champions of 5-a side soccer, they are entered in the Guinness Book of Records and nobody can ever take from them their fantastic achievement. The Ardrath Sixteen are, of course, World Champions of 5 a-Side soccer and their names will be entered in the prestigious Guinness Book of Records. Their endeavours and achievements have brought honour and glory not only to themselves, their club and their families, but also to their town of Youghal.

Looks like it's time for a wellearned Guinness!

A tigerish looking Evan Hennessy with his family and friends

We did it! We did it!

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Guinness is good for Youghal United!

Proving sport is universal, these young Youghal GAA members came along to support the local soccer team in their Guinness World Record attempt: Michael McCarthy, Cian Galvin, Abby Goggin and Molly McCarthy

Baby Brooke Whyte and friends

Donnacha Ruxton with Tom andAnita Delaney

Helen Hurton & family take a breather

James Daly with St. Raphael residents, Kathleen Twomey and Nora Moynihan

Sara & Michelle Hogan

Rachel Goggin with her granddaughterAmeerah. Ameerahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad, Barry, helped Youghal United break the world record

Mary Hackett and the girls!

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‘33 hours of play, then we’ll call it a day’ Youghal United take soccer world record

Valerie, Claire and Debbie at the Youghal Racquetball stand

Sean Smiddy, Oran Hennessy, Jordan Yellop and Leon Coady decided to sign up for racquetball, having seen the club’s stand

Siobhan Hennessy (centre) with her daughters Margaret and Niamh. Pierce Hennessy, Siobhan’s son and brother of Margaret and Niamh, was part of the Youghal United record breaking team

Members of Youghal Cycling Club

Jackie Desmond, Deirdre Lewis and Teresa Foley

Ronan O’Sullivan, Chris Moloney, Yves Sohege andAdamAbraham

The Coonan & O’Mahony families

Youghal GAA fans, Roisín McCarthy and Cara McCaughey

Aisling and Cara Godfrey in their Rebel gear Alan Bunyan, Danielle Clohessy and Nellie Kenneally. David Kenneally, Baby Shay Kenneally, Nellie’s nephew, was one of the 16 players who beat the world record with his uncle Kevin and grandfather Kevin. Shay’s other uncle, David, was part of the Youghal United team

Brigid and James Walsh Jnr. made the trip from Killeagh to see Youghal United break the world record. James plays with Youghal U14 and U15s

James and Liz Morey

Supporters David O’Brien and David Heaphy

The Guinness World Record breaking match was between Bertie’s Bar and Farrell’s Bar. Here, the team sponsors shake on a job well done

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Midleton College Sports Day 2010: Pigs, pooches, pratfalls & Prince!

Hannah, Aine, Sonia and Claire

Edward & Ally Hayes with Sinead & Adam Dwayne

Joanne Moore, Duncan Cronin, Caoimhe O’Sullivan and Joshua O’Sullivan-Hourihan

Lisa Kenneally, Sinead James and Beata Karpati

Lily Ziegler & Oliver Kane

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Harry, James, Tom & Jack

Laura, Mary, Jean and Elza Diez

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Turning the heat up at Midleton College Sports Day 2010

IN blistering sunshine on Friday, June 4th, Midleton College held their annual Sports Day in the school grounds. All the usual favourites were there including the Relay Race, the Sack Race and, of course, the 3 Legged Race.

For those feeling a bit peckish after the afternoon’s exersions, there was also a marquee with plenty of summery dishes - and even a pig on a spit. Then again, considering the weather, it wasn’t just the pig who was roasted!

Christopher & Sam

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Youghal Cycling Club’s weekly spin Sally Poynton, Rachel Hornibrook and Hattie Durrant

The Climbing Spin on June 6th

WITH the Tour looming for the Pros and The Ring Of Kerry for the Club, a mountainous spin was planned for our Sunday morning spin on the Bank Holiday Weekend. An 8am sharp departure from Moby Dick’s led us 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 and out of Tallow before dropping down into Lismore where the King Of PUNCTURE REPAIRS, punctured himself for a change. The Golf Course Grease Monkey showed off his mechanical skills by going through two tubes and two CO2 canisters while making the record breaking

Patricia Axson & puppy Prince

pit stop. All cold and warmed down we departed the scene of the crime and made our way through Lismore and started our first accent of the Vee this year. All happily climbing well over the Vee. In fact, the boy Terry was so happy with the climb, he ripped his bottle cage from his frame in a powerful display of satisfaction. Climb completed we rolled well back down to Cappoquin for our scheduled coffee stop. Suitably refueled and ready for road, a certain Mr. Bulman, not happy with the amount of climbing we had completed, suggested that we travel back through Knockanore as it was such a good day. I reluctantly agreed and we took off again knowing that we had a hilly return to Youghal. A slow start was had as we waited, as al-

ways, for John to complete his regular nature call after the feed zone. When he eventually finished, the two new Iron Men of Youghal took to the front and pulled the group along the back roads and over Campfire Bridge before we arrived at, for the second time that week, the climb of Strancally House, otherwise known as the uncategorized climb, THE WALL. All did very well over the tough accent and we cruised back along Glendine towards Youghal where we emptied out our tanks on the Bye-Pass. We arrived home to Youghal for around 12noon with a fine group of 12 who completed the 90km route. The 10am group consisting of 5 riders also gathered on the good morning. The riders departed and travelled out the Quarry Road and rolled onto Mount Uniacke before dropping down into Killeagh and taking the back road to Mo-

Isabel & Madeleine Tanner with Olwyn & Amy Anthony

geely and the Two- Mile Inn. From there, they rode back the main road to Castlemartyr where they enjoyed the scheduled coffee stop, no cakes this week! Refueled, they rode on to Killeagh before arriving back in Youghal for around 12.30pm with another challenging 45km completed for those who participated. With a mechanical trouble festival taking place the previous week, the sneaky training continued for some of this group who used the spin out the Waterford road to An Ghaeltacht and back through Ardmore to test out some new club equipment, namely, shoe cleats and climbing cassettes for the rear wheel. These guys must be planning something big? Watch this space.

Monthly Club Meeting

Our June monthly club meeting will take place this Wednesday, June 9th at 8pm in the Holy Family Church Hall, Youghal. It is hoped that the new club kit will have arrived by then, and we

will be able to issue same to all the club members, so make sure you attend. Anyone interested in joining the Club are also very welcome to attend.

Midweek & weekend spins

The midweek spins have now commenced until the end of the summer with the group gathering as usual at Moby Dick’s for a 7pm sharp starting time. Spins will take place every Tuesday & Thursday night and will normally last for 2hrs per spin ( weather permitting ). These spins are ideal for anyone looking to get the heart rate up a little and bring on their fitness level. Also, don’t forget to join in with our Weekend Spins - every Sunday morning at 9am sharp from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary, Jonathan at 086-8563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

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A sporting chance


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Youghal’s Amanda Youghal CYMS wins 2 gold medals Aaron Tobin wins two All-Ireland titles at Irish National Games for the blind YOUGHAL athlete, Amanda Crotty received two gold medals at the 30th Irish National Games for Blind & Visually Impaired on Saturday, May 29th. Amanda Crotty took part in the 800M and 1500M and won both with personal best times, coming within 6 seconds in both events of qualifying for next year’s World Championships. Amanda was one of over 100 blind and visually impaired athletes from Ireland and abroad who competed in the 30th Anniversary Games on Saturday in the Aer Lingus Sports Club (ALSAA) & Morton Stadium. Athletes competed in a range of events including tandem cycling, tenpin bowling, football, swimming and athletics including both track and field events.

The Games were organised by Irish Blind Sports (IBS), the officially recognised national governing body (NGB) with responsibility for organising sporting activities for blind and visually impaired people in Ireland.

Amanda Crotty, Youghal - who won two gold medals at the 30th Irish National Games for the blind & visually impaired - is pictured above receiving her Irish Blind Sports Athlete of the Year in 2007

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All-Ireland U-14 and U-16 snooker champion, Aaron Tobin from Youghal CYMS. (Photo: Michael Hussey,

IT WAS a great weekend of snooker for 14 year old Aaron Tobin from Youghal CYMS on Saturday, May 22nd, in Ivy Rooms, Carlow. Aaron retained his U-14 Irish Championship Title beating Christoper Duffy 3-1.

The following day, Sunday, Aaron completed a super double by winning the U-16 Irish Title 3-2 on the final black, beating Josh Boileau. Congratulations to Aaron on achieving this historic double and bringing the two All-Ireland titles to Youghal CYMS.

Aaron who is a 2nd year student at Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide, Youghal, was delighted with his fantastic win and said that all the hours practice he put into the game during the winter months at Youghal CYMS, paid off.

East Cork Ladies Darts

Results for week 3/6/2010 are as follows: BATTS were at home to Colberts and Batts came out on top with a 3 - 2 win while Johnny Macs were at home to Finns, with the latter team coming out on top with a 4 - 1 win. Maggie May’s were at home to the the Long Point and Maggie May’s came out tops winning 5 - 0. The Thatch had a bye.


11/6/10: In Clashmore: Novice B Championship at 7pm - Tony Murphy vs. John Conneely 12/6/10: In Ballincurrig: Junior C Championship at 7pm - Wayne Kingston vs. Conor McCarthy In Cobh at 7pm: Novice A Championship - Niall Walsh vs. John Butler

13/6/10: In Cobh: Novice D Championship at 12.30pm - Jerry Driscoll vs. Ted Lyons In Ballincurrig: Novice D Championship at 3pm - Eddie O Driscoll vs. Liam Healy

Next week games are as follows: Maggie May’s are at home to Johnny Macs, and The Thatch Bar are home to Batts. The Long Point are home to Finns while Colbert’s have the bye. The 2 semi-finals will be played in Colbert’s on June 17th and the ladies doubles will be held in the Thatch Bar, Lisgoold on June 24th. Players names to Ursula or Ann and the final will be played in Colbert’s on July 1st. A big thank you to Davie at Colberts for sponsoring the tournament as it is the last tournament of the season. Best of luck ladies, and happy birthday to Caroline Wallace and a happy birthday to Assumpta Cochran. Celebrations on June 19th and a big thank you to Lisa in The Thatch for sponsoring the ladies doubles. Let’s play darts.

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The sun shines on Jimmy Coleman's Captain's Prize in Youghal


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The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Up the Youghal boys!

WELL done to Youghal Soccer club on their 25th anniversary celebrations which included getting into the Guinness Book of records over the weekend. Thankfully the weather was kind, and a full report on the event is contained elsewhere in the paper. Once again well done to all concerned for a well organised weekend in Ardrath Park.

Captain’s Prize 2010 winner, Ivor O’ Callaghan with Captain, Jimmy Coleman and his wife, Fionnuala. (Photo: Michael Hussey, LAST weekend, from June 3rd to 6th inclusive, the most prestigious Captain's Prize was played in beautiful sunshine over the four days. The large entry was testament to the popularity of Jimmy Coleman as Captain of Youghal Golf Club, and the scores returned were testament to the wonderful condition of the course, with congratulations to Maurice and his staff. Play commenced on Thursday morning with a full time sheet, and some great scores set the target for the remaining three days. A full contingent of players

filled the timesheets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the weather remained sunny and pleasant. Young and not so young headed out to compete for the fantastic and very coveted prizes on display, and competition was high among all players. But, there can only be one winner and on this occasion it was the very popular Ivor O'Callaghan who returned the superb winning score of 135. Ivor is a long time member of Youghal Golf Club and has played over the years on many teams, representing his club with distinction and success. Still playing off a

Youghal golf club results & fixtures Ladies

Wednesday, June 2nd - 18 Holes Singles Stableford CATEGORY A: 1st Catherine Hayes (13) 43pts, 2nd Maeve Troupe Kelly (16) 42pts, BG Marian Sweeney (8) 27gross CATEGORY B: 1st Trish Landers (26) 43pts, 2nd Ann Galvin (24) 36pts, 3rd Mary Coleman (27) 36pts CATEGORY C: 1st Mary O'Callaghan (35) 31pts, 2nd Eileen Carroll (36) 31pts, 3rd Jane Coyne (36) 31pts FIXTURES: 9/6/10: Captain's Prize to the Ladies (Mr. Jimmy Coleman) 16/6/10: Open 4 Person Team


1/6/10- Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford/Qualifier

1st Brendan O'Leary (12) 39pts, 2nd Joe Hallahan (8) 38pts, 3rd Bryan Walsh (11) 38pts CSS 38pts

Captain's Prize Weekend 3/6/10 - 6/6/10

Winner: Ivor O'Callaghan (6) 135 2nd David Poynton (Junior) (16) 130 BG Paul Moylan (1) 143 gross, Best Past Captain: James Condon (19) 144 5th Stephen Hennessy (10) 136, 6th Eoin Coleman (13) 136 7th Conor Coyne (4) 136, 8th Bryan Walsh (11) 137, 9th Donie Mc Carthy (11) 138, 10th Sam Cashman (13) 139, 11th Liam O'Callaghan (15) 139, 12th Paul Cooper (5) 139, 13th Gavin Sloane (8) 140, 2nd BG: Colin Donoghue (5) 153 gross, Best

low handicap (6) Ivor can often be seen out on the course practising his game and this, surely, paid dividends on last weekend, when it all came together for this great golfer.

A long night of fantastic entertainment, fun and enjoyment completed the Captain's weekend, and late were the hours for most of the revellers. Ivor, having been presented with his beautiful prize, was able to relax, dance the night away, and contemplate whether or not he would head out on Monday for another practice round!

Junior: Steven Prendergast (3) 148, Best Senior: Michael Coleman (20) 143, Best Thurs: Frank Galvin (23) 61, Best Fri: Dick O'Driscoll (16) 68, Best Sat: Ger Casey (17) 65, Best Sun: Liam Kelly (15) 70, Best G. Snr 70+ William Gleeson (15) 145, 22nd Sam Singleton (14) 140, 23rd Luke Swayne (11) 140, 24th Bernard Kenefick (6) 141, 25th Tony Desmond (12) 141, 26th Philip Crowe (10) 142, 27th Michael Hennessy (8) 142, 28th Tony Kearns (5) 142, 29th Bryan O'Donoghue (12) 142, 30th John Cronin (13) 142. Nearest the Pin: Paddy Heaphy. FIXTUES: 11/6/10 - 13/6/10: Ed. Coree Memorial Trophy 11/6/10 at 5pm: Open Mixed Foursomes Tuesday Open Singles Qualifer continues.

Team news

12/6/10 at Fermoy Golf Club - Jimmy Bruen Shield: Youghal vs. Fermoy/Fota at 2pm. 19/6/10 at Mahon Golf Club - Irish Mixed Foursomes: Youghal vs. Mahon at 8.30am.

Referees again under the microscope

PERHAPS this should read that the new rules are again under the microscope, but in fact it is those charged with implementing them that are coming in for some harsh words by the media. For my own part ,referees have a very difficult job to do at the best of times, and will always be wrong in one side’s eyes, even if they are right when making the decision. The powers that be have brought in a number of very impractical rules of late, and while they are here to stay for the present they are causing utter confusion for players and officials alike and, in many cases, are not required at all. Football is developing into very much like tag football as you cannot touch a player now for fear of picking up a yellow card. No one should condone aggressive behaviour or tackles that have only one purpose, to take out a player, but this should not be mistaken for sheer commitment and often poor timing which results in players being sent off and bringing their team a heavy penalty, while making the referee the villain of the piece. Having watched several games over the bank holiday weekend, I have formed the opinion that there must be a rethink of the yellow card situation in particular. If a player picks up a yellow card early on, he is walking a tight rope for the remainder of the match. In Dungarvan on Sunday Waterford had to replace a midfielder who was on a yellow card from early on after having had their other midfielder dismissed with a straight red card offence in the 12th minute. For the fans the game as a contest was then over. In the preceding junior game two full blooded tackles saw another Waterford player sent to the line and this, too, affected the outcome of the match.

Recently I was in Austria with a team where a Blue card system was in operation, instead of the Yellow card. In other

words if you got a Blue card from the ref you were off the field for a 10 minute period, (much like the sin bin in Rugby) after which you could return. Your team were being punished with a time limit that they could live with, while the player could compose himself before returning. The referee could issue a Red card if the need arose as normal but it cut out a lot of the unnecessary fouling as players knew what was acceptable and what was not. Discipline became the keyword for team players as skill levels at tackling improved greatly and as a result you had better contests. The referee then became a friend rather than an enemy, and perhaps it is something which should be tried by the GAA as the current system clearly is not working. YES, the 2010 Soccer World Cup has finally arrived with a month’s supply of games in games in store for the fans of the beautiful game. Last week I said I would have a look at the groups to see who might make it through to the knockout stages, so here goes. France and Mexico taken to advance from Group A, Argentina and Nigeria from Group B, England and Slovenia from Group C, Germany and Ghana from Group, D, Holland and Cameroon from Group E, Italy and Slovakia from Group F, Brazil and Ivory Coast from Group G with Spain and Chile from Group G. I am certain that I will have plenty of predictions wrong, with Portugal, Denmark, Serbia, Uruguay, and the USA all likely to upset my predictions. After the group stages, we will see who is still standing, as the biggest show on earth gets underway with the meeting of hosts, South Africa and Mexico on Friday, June 11th. France, who got Ireland’s spot, also play on June 11th against Uruguay and this will be a big game for the French who have had a poor build up. England plays on Saturday June 12th, as do Argentina while favourites, Brazil and Spain do not open their campaign until Tuesday and Wednesday.

World Cup has arrived

Stalemate in Killarney

THE biggest smile in Killarney would have been from the Munster Council treasurer, as Cork and Kerry played out another draw, which should ensure another full house in Páirc Uí Chaoimh this Sunday at 3.30pm. In all of the other football games there were small crowds, while the poor weather also led to a small attendance at the Waterford / Clare hurling game, so the stalemate in Killarney will prove to be a blessing in disguise for the Provincial Council.

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Youghal RFC leaps ahead at Frogmore with Primary School Blitz Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



YOUGHAL Rugby Football Club hosted its Primary School Blitz in Frogmore this week, where over 120 pupils attended from 5 Schools in the Youghal region.

Community Rugby Officer, Sean O’Neill has been working with Munster Rugby over the last five seasons when he took over the position from Youghal RFC Stalwart and Munster Rugby Coach, Norman McDonald, who first introduced the course to the area. Since Sean O’Neill’s introduction to the role five years ago, he has introduced many boys and girls to tag rugby over that time and many of these boys and girls have progressed into club rugby.

The winning boys from Killeagh NS

Munster Rugby Community Officer, Sean O'Neill presents Padraig Delaney, Killeagh NS with the Boys' Winners Cup

Sean ha,s in the last five years, organised this highly successful Annual Schools tag rugby blitz, when boys and girls aged 10, 11 and 12 have enjoyed the fun of playing tag rugby, as well as learning the very intricate skills of the game.

Sean, a former Captain and Manager at Youghal RFC, was also involved with the Munster Rugby team at an early age, so no better person qualified for the role.

O’Neill said “I want to thank all the Principals, the Teachers and the students who took part, not only this year but over the previous five years. The support I received from all the schools was just brilliant, and I have enjoyed working with everyone involved. I also want to thank Youghal RFC and its officers for their tremendous support over the past five years too. It was very much appreciated”. Students from Gaelscoil Corán, Killeagh NS, Clonpriest NS, Bunscoil Mhuire and Clonpriest/Kyle NS all participated on the day.

Shield winners: The Bunscoil Mhuire girls

The Gaelscoil Choráin 1 Tag Rugby Blitz team

The Bunscoil Mhuire Tag Rugby Blitz team

Sean O’Neill also thanked the refere’s, Joe Lawlor and Dean Malone, and also Pajo Terry who all helped on the day.


Girls Group (Round Robin) Killeagh NS beat Gaelscoil Choráin Killeagh NS beat Bunscoil Mhuire Bunscoile Mhuire beat Gaelscoil Choráin Final of the Group was Killeagh NS vs. Bunscoil Mhuire which ended in a draw,

Munster Rugby Community Officer, Sean O'Neill presents Bunscoil Mhuire girls' Captain, Louise Dempsey with the shield

but Killeagh NS sealed the group victory after the earlier win over Bunscoil Mhuire in the group stages. Clonpriest / Kyle 1 NS Tag Rugby Blitz team

The Gaelscoil Choráin Girls Tag Rugby Blitz team

Clonpriest / Kyle 2 NS Tag Rugby Blitz team

Group 1 Boys (Round Robin)

Bunscoil Mhuire beat Gaelscoil Choráin (1) Clonpriest/Kyle NS beat Bunscoil Mhuire Clonpriest/Kyle NS (1) Draw with Gaelscoil Choráin Clonpriest/Kyle NS (1) progressed to the Boy’s Grand Final.

Killeagh NS girls' winners

Group 2 Boys (Round Robin)

Killeagh NS beat Gaelscoil Choráin (2) Gaelscoil Choráin (2) beat Clonpriest/Kyle NS (2) Killeagh NS beat Clonpriest/Kyle NS (2)

Killeagh progressed to the ‘Grand Final’. Grand final result: Killeagh NS 3-1 Clonpriest/Kyle NS (1) Congratulations to Killeagh NS who won the boys and the girls competitions. Also Bunscoil Mhuire girls who won the Shield. Congratulations to all who competed.

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Midleton Athletic Club juveniles


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Results from Juvenile County ‘B’ Track & Field Championships 2010

THE Juvenile County ‘B’ track & field championships took place on Sunday May 30th 2010 at CIT, Cork. Our young Midleton athletes competed in pairs and were extremely successful. The following are the results:

Girls Under 9

Holly Tyrrell & Jade Troy came 1st in the 200m and the long jump. Ellen Ryan and Fiona Hourihan came 2nd in the long jump and ball throw.

Girls Under 11

Katie Ryan & Kate Crowley came 6th in the 100m

Girls Under 12

Jessica Strain & Nollaig O’Sullivan came 2nd in the 700m Jessica Strain & Caroline Leahy came 2nd in the long jump

Ronan Lynch & George Forde came 1st in the ball throw

Taran Troy, Sean Crowley, Ronan Lynch and Eoghan Ruane

Boys Under 9

Lucca Allen & Bevan Forde came 3rd in the 100m and the long jump

Boys Under 12

Jack Northridge & Andrew Ryan came 1st in the 100m

Ronan Lynch and George Forde. Jack Northridge & Dara Thompson came 1st in the 700m Andrew Ryan & Julian Drennan came 1st in the long jump Colm O’Driscoll & Julian Drennan came 1st in the shot

Boys Under 10

John Forde & Jack Hennessey came 1st in the long jump and 2nd in the 100m

Boys Under 11

Aaron Hutchinson & Taran Troy came 3rd in the 100m Aaron Hutchinson & Eoghan Ruane came 3rd in the long jump Ronan Lynch & Taran Troy came 1st in the 500m

Cloyne road bowling club: Caroline Leahy, Jessica Strain and Nollaig O'Sullivan

East Cork Junior A Championship Final THE East Cork Junior A Championship Final was held in Cloyne on Saturday last, June 5th between Killian Kingston and PJ Cooney. The score was played for a total stake of €2,420. This was Killian’s first year competing at Junior A level, after himself and PJ had come through a tough campaign to reach the decider. Killian started with 5 huge throws to raise a bowl of odds on his opponent. He went to the white wall with his first, and rose the bowl of odds with his second big effort. He was 50 yards short of the cross with his third to have a full throw of odds. From here he got a huge bowl to beat the cross by 150 yards. PJ did well to follow this throw and was only a bowl in arrears by then. Killian maintained his bowl of odds after a decent sixth throw, and PJ was still staying in touch. After 3 average throws from Killian, PJ was only less than a bowl in arrears. Killian then got a good tenth shot around the bend beyond Kilcrone House. PJ had poor sight here but got a good throw, so Killian was throwing a full shot of odds. Both players then played 2 big shots each up the hill. By now Killian was 20 yards short of the

bend by Sisks House, and PJ would be fairly level if he made sight here. It was a difficult shot and unfortunately it was here that PJ made his only real error when he played his shot too far left and failed to make the bend. Killian then got a good thirteenth shot over the bend to reach halfway up the straight to the no-play line. PJ was behind this effort and was now a bowl of odds in arrears. After a good shot by Killian, PJ then played a huge throw to give himself a chance of a comeback. However, this was shortlived as Killian followed with one of the best shots of the score to beat PJ’s tip by 20 yards. Killian kept his bowl of odds after a good sixteenth shot and was now within reach of the finish line in seventeen throws! So, a bowl of odds win for the impressive 18 year old Killian Kingston who was given a tough test by PJ Cooney who pressed him all the way to the finish line. PJ was a good intermediate and senior player only a few years ago, and provided young Killian with a stern test. Everyone agreed that it was an exciting and tough score between 2 fine players supported by a good sized crowd. Killian was presented with the magnificent

Patsy Coleman Memorial Cup afterwards, to the delight of his many followers from the Ballincurrig area.

We would like to wish Killian well in his quest to win the County Junior A title and also hoping he does well in the County U18 Championship. So, a busy summer of bowling ahead for Killian! A busy time for our club too, as our men’s summer league tournaments are already under way and many upcoming events have been planned.

Summer Club Tournament

RESULTS:Wednesday last Graham Fleming defeated Donie Kelleher Seanie Costine defeated Alan Walsh

Friday last Brendan Murray defeated David Cusack Willie O’Driscoll defeated John Rossiter


9/6/10 7pm - Brian Fleming vs. Sean O’Brien

7.45pm - David Costine vs. Mick Lewis 11/6/10 7pm - Michael Walsh vs. Luke Cullinane 7.45pm - Karl Douglas vs. John O’Connor 16/6/10 7pm - Daniel Twomey vs. Paddy O’Sullivan 7.45pm - Mick Mullane (Junior) vs. Keith Dennehy 18/6/10 7pm - John Gleeson vs. Colm O’Riordan 7.45pm - Pakie Lynch vs. Darragh Canavan

23/6/10 7pm - Mark Kenneally vs. Phillip O’Connor 7.45pm - Diarmuid O’Dallaigh vs. Jack Rossiter

25/6/10 7pm - Brian Costine vs. Jerry O’Sullivan 7.45pm - John Hennessy vs. Mike Murray

Colm O'Driscoll and Julian Drennan

Youth training

Training every Saturday at Kilboy Cross (near Churchvilla FC) at 2pm. Open to all children interested from the East Cork Region.

Future events

Reminder to everyone to put these dates down in your calendars/memos/diaries! All are welcome!

Table Quiz - Thursday, June 17th at 8.30pm in Harty’s Bar. Entry €20 per table of 4. Raffle and Spot Prizes. Ladies Fun Bowl - Saturday, June 26th at 5pm along the bowling road above Kilcrone House. Entry €5 to cover insurance. Club Social Night - Saturday, June 26th at 9pm in Harty’s Bar. Disco/Karaoke on the night. Free entry. 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.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

10,000 runners hit the pavement for Cork City Marathon

Upcoming Golf Events AT FOTA ISLAND RESORT SUMMER 2010 ON Monday last, the 2010 Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon was won by Moldovian Sergiu Ciobanu in a time of 2:25:54, beating the official Bord Gáis Energy Cork City marathon record by 1 minute 42 seconds.

Ciobanu, of Clonliffe Harriers is the reigning national marathon champion in Ireland, achieving a personal best of 2.22.06 last October in the Dublin Marathon. Today, Sergiu Ciobanu smashed the official race record in Cork, set in 2007 by Alan O’Shea, of 2:27:36.

The first woman over the line was Lucy Brennan (51) from Sligo who won the women’s race for a third year in a row, with a finishing time of 2:54:41. The second woman over the line was Angela McCann from Clonmel AC, who finished with a time of 2:59:18. The first relay team to complete the race was the Metric Milers from Cork who recorded a finish time of 2:21:21. The team was made up of last year’s marathon winner Michael Herlihy (North Cork AC), Ravis Zakis (West Waterford), Cian Murphy (Iveragh AC), Donal O’Callaghan (Roicht AC) and Ed Murphy (Gneeveguilla AC).

The wheelchair marathon was won by Daryl Erwin, Ballymena Runners Antrim in a time of 3:11:11. The persistent wet weather wasn’t enough to deter the 10,000 participants who turned on the morning to take part in the 4th Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon, with a record number of people taking part in the individual marathon race this year. Irish athletics legend, Sonia O’Sullivan joined the 10,000 people at the start line to run the

first leg of the relay race with her team, made up of former Cork hurler, Joe Deane and World Championship Silver medalist, Gillian O’Sullivan. Sonia says the Cork City Marathon is by far one of her favourite places in the world to run, 'It’s always a thrill to come back home, and the revised course this year is the best yet. It’s much flatter and I think the runners today appreciated the changes that have been made. The Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon is now very much considered an international marathon event by participants, including elite athletes like winner, Sergiu and that’s a fantastic achievement by the City.'

The entire route was lined by thousands more friends and family of the competitors, and local Cork people enthusiastically cheering and encouraging participants to the finish line and helping to raise their spirits in the wet weather.

The ‘marathon for everyone’ saw individuals of all levels participate – from first timers to professional athletes, with athletes running either the full marathon or the relay event as part of a team of up to five people. Lord Mayor, Cllr. Dara Murphy, who ran a leg of the relay, congratulated everyone who took part in the event. 'There was a celebratory and vibrant international feel to this year’s event we had 10,000 people taking part from every corner of Ireland and the world, with 31 different counties represented and people from 19 different countries, from Canada to New Zealand. Rainy conditions made the marathon a challenge, but people’s hard work paid off with record times and super performances put in by all participants. I’d like to congratulate all those who took

A few dates for your diary:

Cork's Lord Mayor Dara Murphy finishes the relay in the Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon - chain of office absent for obvious reasons! (Photos: Michael Mac Sweeney, Provision)

part, and special thanks also to the 500 volunteers including the Gardaí, the Defence Forces, the HSE, the Emergency Services, Athletics and Sports Clubs - this event could not take place without their help, so huge thanks to them.'

Ger Cunningham, Sports Sponsorship Manager of Bord Gáis Energy said: “This has, without doubt, been the biggest and most successful Bord Gais Energy Cork City Marathon yet and to see the course record broken in the men’s event shows the commitment of the athletes involved, from the very top to all the relay runners who have raised more than €3million for charity. “That’s what this marathon is all about, volunteers, money being raised for good causes, and every athlete involved today will have a story to tell. It has been magnificent. Congratulations to Sergiu Ciobana and Lucy Brennan who took the men and women’s titles and to the Metric Milers on their fantastic relay win.”

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THIS coming Monday night, June 14th, the AGM of the West Waterford East Cork Junior League will take place at Lismore House Hotel, commencing at 8.30pm. In the past few weeks we have written on annual general meetings, be they club or league. We have stated that the AGM is a forum at the end of the season, where clubs and leagues can take a constructive look back over the past season.

Last week we wrote that we heard there may be changes within the league management committee. This week we can confirm that there will be, and these will be announced on Monday night. On many occasions we have written that the league is moving forward and has earned the reputation of one of the most regarded leagues in the country. This did not happen overnight. It took much work from everyone, but especially the committee, to drive the league in the right direction. Unfortunately, for many of the committee the work load has increased, with two and three jobs expected from the committee members. This has to stop, and it is up to the clubs now to ensure that they will nominate new committee members on Monday night. If not, well let’s say, the clubs may suffer if the committee members say they are not prepared to continue doing what they have been doing. Committee members give of their free time, are unjustly criti-

With so much at stake, and two neighbouring clubs in opposition, neither team wanted to make a mistake and so it was not the cup final we expected. The large crowd present saw two very strong defences, neither allowing the respective strikers many opportunities to strike for goal. Carrick’s two goals came from Eoin Burke and Glen Keane, and the Waterford League champions now add the Munster Cup to their silverware for this season.


What a crowd turned up to Turner’s Cross last Sunday afternoon for the Umbro FAI Junior Cup Final between St Michael’s and Fairview, and they were not disappointed as the result was decided by penalty kicks after both sides failed to score in 110 mins of football.

The WWEC League has been no different to every league in the country, with the appalling weather at Christmas and into January curtailing fixtures, and in most instances, weekends with no games played. The management committee were active on those weekends, with emergency meetings on Friday nights, with the decision on at least four occasions entailing a phone call to each club in the league that their fixture for the weekend had been cancelled. It was a busy period for the committee, even though there were no games taking place. Many observers felt at the end of January that the season would not conclude until the middle of May or end of June. But co-operation by clubs, referees and League Hon Fixture Secretary, ensued all games, cup and League, Inter League, Junior and Youths, were all completed by the 8th May. This is a credit to everyone concerned. Monday night’s AGM will see two rule alterations discussed and voted on, and if passed will be inserted in the Rule Book for the new season.

Unfortunately the game did not live up to the cup final billing, with the opening half devoid of any fluency and Clonmel slightly the better side. In the 2nd half, Carrick came more into the game and as the half progressed were proving to be the better of the two teams. However, 90mins failed to provide a score, and we went to extra time. In the first period, Carrick scored and when they scored a second in the second half, the cup was on its way to Tom Drohan Park.

Turner’s Cross was rocking with the large crowd, a crowd that packed the Donie Forde Stand to the rafters, and the atmosphere was electric with the singing and flag waving as the two teams came out onto the pitch.

Sean Veale and Erin Smyth from Ardmore NS who took part in the Primary game against Limerick in Dungarvan on Sunday

cised at times when decisions made go against the club, but they are always there to make sure the league runs smoothly. We ask clubs to come to the AGM in a positive and constructive frame of mind, and have two if not three names ready for nomination onto the committee.


Last Saturday night at Cahir Park, Carrick Utd defeated Clonmel Town in the final of the Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup, by 2 goals to nil in extra time. Cahir Park witnessed one of the largest crowds ever in their fabulous complex, with spectators three deep down the sides of the ground.

The two clubs met at this venue in the 2002 final, a game that also ended in a draw, with the Limerick club winning the replay. Fairview had already played and won seven finals, thus equalling Cherry Orchard’s title record of seven titles. Both teams had players with League of Ireland experience and junior internationals. Fairview had ex Waterford players in Colm Heffernan and Ross Cosgrove, two players that helped Limerick defeat the WWEC in the Oscar Traynor a few seasons back, Brian Buckley, international and Ex League Of Ireland, Tommy Barrett who played with Shamrock Rovers and Limerick, just some of the Limerick club players whose names would be well known to all of us in the junior game. St Michael’s had current junior internationals James Walsh and Paul Breen, at the heart of the Tipperary defence, former international and ex Limerick City player Paul Tobin, and two ex Cork City players, Timmy Purcell and Davy Ryan. So, from those names one can see the talent that was on display at the Cross on Sunday afternoon and the football played was of the highest standard, a standard to which most players in the junior game would like to aspire.

Over the 90mns Michael’s created the better chances and the same in the extra time period. But putting the ball in the net is what counts at the end of the game, and the Tipp club failed here. In the


penalty shoot out, Hickey in the Fairview goal saved the first spot kick, while the Limerick club scored all their kicks to win the trophy and go top of the table with eight FAI Junior Cup victories. It is a wonderful end of season for Fairview, as they had won the FAI Youth Cup the previous week. For St Michael’s and many of the players it was a third cup final defeat, and while James Walsh won the man of the match award, James would rather have a cup medal than the award he won. Overall a wonderful Sunday afternoon at Turner’s Cross and a game worth seeing. Well done to everyone.


We wish the very best to the young players in the WWEC who will be sitting their Junior and Leaving Cert exams starting this week.


This Thursday night at the RSC Waterford, the final of the Lucozade Sport Munster Senior Cup between Waterford Utd and Midleton will take place. Waterford are the holders of the trophy, and will want to win to have silverware in the cupboard when the League of Ireland season concludes in November. Midleton will be the underdogs, but interest from the WWEC League will centre on Peter Horgan, who played with the WWEC in the Oscar Traynor Cup, when he played with Mogeely. Peter’s brother, Dave, is a current Mogeely player. Ex League of Ireland player, Billy Woods is also a current “Magpie” player, while the team itself has players of experience of playing in the highest grades in the Munster Senior League. Waterford have had a disappointing few weeks, losing in the league to Derry, losing to Dundalk in the EA Cup, and losing last Friday night to Longford Town in the FAI Senior Cup. By the time our notes appear in print, Waterford will have played Salthill Devon this Tuesday night at the RSC. So we look forward to a good cup final at the RSC on Thursday night with the kick off at 7.30pm.

We just want to remind clubs, if they wish us to give an account of their club Annual General Meetings, we will do so provided we are furnished with the reports in plenty of time at the weekends when our notes are compiled.



The Annual General Meeting of The Football Association will take place this Saturday afternoon, commencing at 2.30pm, at Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. All clubs in the WWEC League are entitled to one ticket each and these can be obtained by contacting the Hon Sec of the WWEC before this coming Friday.


Described as the greatest Show on earth, the FIFA World Cup 2010 will kick off this Friday, June 10th with hosts, South Africa playing Mexico with an 11.30pm start. On Saturday at 7.30pm, England plays the USA. For all of us it is a case of so near and yet so far, as Ireland will not be in the 32 countries competing for the greatest trophy in soccer. We will watch France and think; the Boys in Green should be there. But as we write so often, football can be a cruel game, and so we will watch with envy when Les Blues take the pitch. We all have our favourites for the title, with Spain mentioned so often, as is Argentina, Holland, Italy and England. But everyone we speak to will always mention Brazil. They are always on everyone’s lips, and rightly so.

WWEC club delegates at the FAI Online presentation at Lismore House Hotel - the presentation was made by Carlos Lopes and Helen Raftery of the FAI. (Photo: Sean Byrne, Deise Media)

We look forward to plenty of football, especially plenty of good games, culminating with the final on Sunday, July 11th.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Midleton FC celebrates Players of the Year

MIDLETON FC, celebrating their 36th football seasion (1973/74 - 2009/10) have announced their Players of the Year.

Special thanks to club sponsor, Wallis’ Bar; schoolboys sponsor Douglas Renault and club football academy sponsor, Hurley’s SuperValu. Thanks also to the club’s sponsors over the past season.

The presentation of awards was held with Michael Ahern TD, Minister for Innovation Policy as the guest speaker, and awards were announced as follows:

Schoolgirls U12:

Player of the year - Rebecca O’Riordan Most Improved Player - Ines Rosa Top Scorer - Emma Curtin Selected for Cork Girls U13 team: Chloe Sigerson and Emma Curtin Selected for Cork Boys Devel-



Garan Manley Killian Brouder Cian McNerney Dylan Casey Mark Hourigan Kevin O’Riordan Abimbella Belio Sergei Agafonov James McCarthy Dylan O’Riordan Gavin Hegarty

opment squad: Garan Manley (U11), Connor Fitzgerald, Kyle McCarthy and Killian Browne (all U12) Selected for Cork Under 15 team: Emmet Cotter (national finalist)

Cork City FC releases Dave Rogers from contract by mutual consent


Andrew McMahon Olan Shanahan Owen Coates Jack Colbert Cillian Lynch Stephen McCarthy Kevin O’Riordan Eoin O’Riordan Dylan Cahill Glory Matiki David Williams

Selected for Cork U16 team: Danny Morrissey and Raymond Savage (national finalists) International Cap for Ireland: Emmet Cotter

Junior Player of the Year: Stephen O’Brien CORK City FC have confirmed that defender, Dave Rogers has been released from his contract by mutual consent. Manager, Tommy Dunne said, ‘I wish to thank Dave for the service he has given the club since he


Christian Daly Steven Roe Kyle McCarthy Killian Deady Cian Haines Conan Finegan Jamiu Aminu Keelan Kennedy Danny Morrissey Tariq Tynan

Football Academy

Results for Thursday, June 3rd for a jackpot of €6,250. No winner. Nos. drawn were 15, 17, 22 and 23. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. No winner. Nos. drawn were 11, 14, 15 and 26. Lucky dip winners received €20 each as follows: Kyran & Alanna Deane (Goldie); John Harty (Pa); Ita Horgan (Pa); Joan Burke (J. O’Brien); Gavin Power (Banners); Finola Drummy (Mary Mc); the Ruxton kids (Pa): Tony Mulcahy (Kevin U11) and Kathleen Desmond (C. Desmond).

Magpie Lotto

Junior Top Goal Scorer: Jason Murphy Dinny Mulcahy Young Player of the Year: Ray Barnes

Senior Top Goal Scorer: Michael Deasy

signed. His experience has been an important asset to us in the opening months of the season. However, due to work commitments, he has not been able to devote the time that both he and the club would wish for, to play for

Cork City. On behalf of all at the club, I would like to wish Dave the best of luck for the future.’ The club’s focus will now turn to strengthening the squad, with experienced players in the upcoming transfer window, and Dunne said,

Senior Player of the Year: Adrian O’Donovan

The football academy will come to an end this Sunday, June 13th with a Fun Day

Best of luck to our Senior team who take on Waterford this Thursday, June 10th in the Munster Senior Cup Final in Waterford.

The next draw takes place this Thursday night, June 10th at the clubhouse in Knockgriffin Park for a jackpot of €6,500.

‘We will be looking to see what options are available to us when the transfer window opens in July, and if there are experienced players available who can strengthen our squad, we will certainly be looking at what we can do.’


At Millennium Park, Carrigtwohill A new state of the art all-weather playing surface For more information or to register your team,

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League and Tournaments with cash prizes & trophies

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Springfield Ramblers Schoolboys Football Club Player of the Year Awards Season 2009/2010 Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

AT the end of another long season the Springfield Ramblers Schoolboys Football Club held their annual Player of the Year awards on Saturday 29th May in the Cobh Community Centre. Special invited guest on the day was long time member of Springfield AFC, Joe Stromsoe. Club chairman, Cathal Rasmussen chaired the ceremony and having welcomed everyone to the ceremony he congratulated all the players for their efforts throughout the year. He paid particular tribute to the coaches of all the teams who give of their time voluntarily throughout a long season. The club, he said, was immensely grateful to all the parents for their help in assisting the coaches during the year, especially for the provision of transport for the players to away games.

Cathal spoke of the challenge he set for the club last season to move on and be more successful. He stressed to all the players present to persevere with their games and to try and emulate the successes of Steven Ireland, Steven O’Halloran, David Meyler and, most recently, Stephen Mulcahy. In this vein he continued by congratulating the players currently representing the club at Cork Schoolboy and International Schoolboy levels. Cathal thanked the Club Committee John Coughlan, Kieran O’Callaghan, Anthony O’Donovan, Wim VanWijnen, Frank Collins, Willie O’Hanlon, Niall Abbott and Martin Deady for their hard work throughout the year. The club extends particular thanks to Wim VanWijnen for sourcing and purchasing the fine awards that were on display for the ceremony. Cathal also thanked the sponsor for the day, Cobh Credit Union and Club sponsor. Derek Corcoran from Fanatics. He also extended his thanks to local media, Great Island Newsletter, Inside Cobh and The Cobh Edition for all their assistance in publishing the Club match reports.

Thanks were also extended to Frank O’Donovan and Cobh Community College for the use of their playing field for Club matches and to Frank Collins, Niall Abbott and Paul Roche for looking after the cutting and maintenance of the Club’s three playing pitches. Also, Adrian O’Donovan, Niall Ahern and Ollie Geasley of the Community employment scheme for their continued assistance. Cathal finished with some good news in relation to the Club’s


Under 12 level: Ryan Scanlon, Jordan Tarrant, Rob Hughes.

Under 13 level: Cathal O’Hanlon, Sean McLoughlin, James Stoat. Under 15 level: Shane Hallahan, Jason Abbott. Under 16 level: Cian Spriggs, Dylan McNamara, Niall Griffin, Peter Nolan, Alan O’Flynn. Club Men of the Year

Shane Hallahan had the Most Clean Sheets

Joe Stromsoe picked up the Hall Of Fame Award

Sprinfield Ramblers’ Most Improved Players

Neil Harte was the club’s leading goalscorer

The club’s Players of the Year

The U16 Ireland Representatives

The U11 Most Improved Player was Conor Hughes

plans to provide first class training and playing facilities in a new development at the rear of the Community College in Carrignafoy. The Club is at an advanced stage of planning, and it is hoped to begin work later in the summer and have it completed in time for play in October. This, he continued, is an exciting and challenging time for all connected with the club and in due course meetings will be held with parents to explain a number of proposed changes in how the Club structures payments and subscriptions for the coming season.

Prior to the official awards, a number of people were rewarded for their services to the club for a number of years. Under 14 coaches Frank Jones & Joe Keating and Under 16 coach Mick Nolan were presented with gifts by the players of their respective teams as they are stepping down from their positions this year. Long term former officers of the club, Dan Wyatt and Martin Deady, were both presented with gifts on behalf of the club by the chairman. There was a special acknowledgement for Josie Ellard who was stepping down after a long number of years as the club’s Child Protection Officer. Though all the players deserve huge credit for their commitment and performances throughout the year it is traditional to reward some of the players who have made outstanding contri-

U11 Club Man of the Year was Sean Hilliard

All players who achieved representative status received awards from the club.

U11 Player of the Year Dave Coffey

Further honour was bestowed on the club when three of our players achieved the honour of being selected to play for the Republic of Ireland Emerging Talent Squads. One of these was Jason Abbott at Under 15 level. Two players, Peter Nolan and Ross McCarthy, were selected at Under 16 level. The club extends congratulations to these players in achieving this great honour for themselves, their families and the Springfield Ramblers Club.

butions to their respective teams’ cause. To this end the coaches of each team select players in three categories to receive awards at the end of each season.

League & Cup Success

It was a successful season for the club on the field of play with two of the teams achieving runners up places in their respective league competitions. These were the Under 11 Premier League Team and the Under 13 Premier League Team. The Under 13 team were beaten finalists in their cup competition while the Under 11 team reached the semifinal of the cup. All these players received their medals at the ceremony.

International tournament victory

The Under 15 Premier League team achieved a great honour for the club by winning the International Sporting Events Cork Cup in a weekend tournament, by defeating Cork and Dublin opposition in a round robin format, defeating Ringmahon Rangers in the final.

Cork Schoolboys Representatives

More success was garnered for the club in the form of players representing the club at Cork Schoolboys Level as follows: Under 11 level: Adam Horgan, Dave Coffey, Charlie Fleming, Adam O’Sullivan, Neil Harte, Niall Abbott.

International Honours

All players who achieved representative status received awards from the club.

Special Club Awards

There were three special Club Awards during the ceremony.

These were: The Pat O’Brien Award for outstanding commitment to the club ethos by a player during the year. This was presented to Derek Keaney.

The Clubman of the Year Award which was presented to Frank Collins for his outstanding contribution to the running of the Club, particularly for his work in preparing and maintaining the club’s playing pitches.

The Hall of Fame Award. This prestigious award was presented to Joe Stromsoe, long time servant of Springfield AFC. The club extends thanks to Joe for attending the ceremony and helping in the presentation of some of the awards.

Skills Awards

Further awards were presented as follows: Schoolboys Overall Top Goalscorer: Neil Harte Schoolboys Most Clean Sheets: Shane Hallahan

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Pa Cronin the hero as Bishopstown edge past Cloyne in extra time Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



WE had the good and the bad, but this was the ugly game in the Evening Echo sponsored Cork senior hurling championship, as Bishopstown repeated their first round victory over Cloyne, in what was an ill tempered affair played at Midleton on Monday afternoon. Referee, John Sexton was kept busy and while he issued four yellow and two red cards, it could easily have been doubled.

The match as a contest never reached any great heights, in poor weather conditions and in the opening half Bishopstown dominated the early exchanges with points from Pa Cronin, Ger McGlackin and the impressive Michael Power. Cloyne for their part, had to wait 20 minutes for their opening point as Ashley Walsh shot over a free. Indeed, Walsh added three further points from placed balls while team captain, Diarmuid O’Sullivan also found the range as the sides went in all square at 0-5 each. On the resumption we had an explosive start as a Shane O’Neill delivery saw Patrick Cronin taken down, and from the resultant penalty Cronin had the games opening goal. A second goal from Denis Crowley had Cloyne in a bit of trouble as


D Jermyn and L Cahill. BISHOPSTOWN: K O’Halloran, C O’Driscoll, S O’Neill, C Luttrell, E Byrne, B Lane, K McCarthy, D Hickey, G McGlackin, M Power, P Cronin, B Murray, D Crowley, J Murphy and T Murray. Subs used, M O’Neill, R Ryan and C Jones. REFEREE: John Sexton, Ballyea.

Corkbeg pitch & putt

THE Corkbeg Shield took place during the June Bank Holiday weekend. Friday and Sunday were kind to us weather wise, but unfortunately, Monday morning wasn’t. Michael Kenefick produced two fine rounds to win his first major trophy in Corkbeg in his first campaign. Michael had an excellent nett score of 85. Cloyne’s Paudi O’Sullivan is shown a yellow card by referee, John Sexton

Bishopstown opened up a six point lead, but a well taken goal from Conor Cusack kept Cloyne in the hunt. Cloyne then threw on three subs and they began to make an impact. We then had the first red card of

the afternoon with Bishopstown goalkeeper, Ken O’Halloran sent off for a challenge on Paudi O’Sullivan. Earlier yellow cards could easily have been red as O’Sullivan himself and David Hickey were lucky not to have

seen red as tempers became frayed. Cloyne now had a numerical advantage but it lasted for just ten minutes with Brian McCarthy also getting his marching orders mid way through the second half.

Cloyne continued to battle hard, but with time almost up they won a 20 metre free which Paudi O’Sullivan blasted to the top corner to bring the sides level and send the game to extra time. With both sides now back with a full complement we had just one point each in the first period as Conor Cusack and Pa Cronin traded points. Denis Crowley edged Bishopstown back in front, but three points in a row saw Cloyne move into a winning position.

There was to be one final twist as Patrick Cronin rose highest in the Cloyne area and caught a high ball before kicking home the third Bishopstown goal, which gave the city side a one point advantage with time almost up. Bishopstown held out to record another victory over Cloyne, which again secures their senior status, while for Cloyne there is an East Cork meeting with Killeagh to prepare for. On balance, Bishopstown probably deserved their win, as Cloyne again failed to win their opening game.

Eoin O’Sullivan had a fine game for Cloyne

CLOYNE: A Walsh 0-8, C Cusack 1-3, P O’Sullivan 1-0, D O’Sullivan and E O’Sullivan 0-1 each. BISHOPSTOWN: P Cronin 2-5, D Crowley 1-1, M Power 0-3, G McGlackin and D Hickey 0-1 each. CLOYNE: D Óg Cusack, E O’Sullivan, K Cronin, B McCarthy, M Cahill, D O’Sullivan, L O’Driscoll, B Fleming, Donal O’Sullivan, P O’Sullivan, C Cusack, J Nyhan, K O’Lomasney, A Walsh and J Cotter. Subs used C O’Sullivan,

Victor McDonald showed he has lost none of his undoubted skill by winning the overall gross with an excellent two round score of 96.

Senior Nett went to Colm O’Shaughnessy. Intermediate nett was won by Redmond Walsh with 88 nett. Junior nett was won by Con O’Sullivan, also with 88 nett. The competition was well supported and this is testament to all our members who competed.

FIXTURES: There will be competitions on Friday night at 7.30pm, Sunday morning at 10.30am and Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm. NOTE: There will be a committee meeting after the game on Friday night.

Midleton Hillwalking Club

THE Midleton Hillwalking club are organising a clean-up of White Bay on Friday, June 11th. Members are asked to meet at 7.30pm in White Bay Car Park. For further details contact 0860695281.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


THERE was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers were 2, 10, 22, 30. There was €200 shared by Pat O’Connor and Roger Morrission. The sellers prize of €30 goes to Margaret Leahy and there were five names entered into the Holiday draw at the end of June. These were M. Curtin c/o Condon’s Florist, Eileen Donoghue, Michael Downing (Snr), Barry Ring and Tom Savage.

Next draw on June 14th and the Jackpot is €19,710. Holiday draw will be held at the start of July.


11/6/10: Under 10 FL Eochaill vs. Fr. O’Neill’s away at 7.30pm 12/6/10: IFC Eochaill vs. Castletownbere in Cloughduv at 7.30pm 13/6/10: Football Cork vs. Kerry at 2pm

points, it bodes well for the future of this team.

Events & Information Launch of Family Fun Weekend


Under 14 HC: Eochaill 4-10 Cobh 1-6 Junior Camogie Challenge: Eochaill 3-12 Tramore 0-1 Under 11 HL: Eochaill 3-3 Killeagh 6-4 Junior Football Challenge: Eochaill 4-2 Ballinameala 0-7 Junior Camogie Challenge: Eochaill 0-7 Ring 0-7 Under 11HL: Eochaill 1-2 Fr O’Neill’s 0-4 Under 9H Blitz: Eochaill, Midleton, Sarsfield & Carrigtwohill held on Saturday Under 7 Hurling: Eochaill vs. Russell Rovers held on Saturday last Under 10 FL: Eochaill lost to Glenville

Intermediate Hurling Championship Eochaill 3-11 Watergrasshill 0-6

This was a great game held in Killeagh on Saturday last and the Youghal support was huge.

Well done to the lads, manager, selectors and coach. This is a great start for Youghal,

Under 10s

Youghal Under 10’s had a busy period over the last fortnight. It started with a blitz at home. Youghal hosted St.Catherine’s, Russell Rovers and Lisgoold. An enjoyable evening of sport was had by all teams, with Youghal coming out on top with three victories.

Next up was an away trip to Erins Own for the lads second only football match of the season. The lads started slowly and it took them time to get used to the “big ball”, but they soon found their feet. Leading by 0-11 to 1-5 at half time, the lads went for broke and finished with an impressive tally of 2-15 to 1-5. Great credit to the lads, and with 7 different players scoring the 15

On Friday, June 11th at 8.30pm at Club Arás. This event will be held over the August weekend (Friday through to Sunday with plenty to do for all the family). We would encourage all parents and supporters to attend for this launch on the 11th June. A great line up is planned for the August weekend. If any parents would be interested in helping out for this weekend please contact Dave Kilgannon or Jillian Corcoran.

Youghal GAA Fundraiser GAA Golf Classic

June 17th to be held at Youghal Golf Club. If you are interested in putting in a team or sponsoring a tee box please contact one of the committee members. A team of three is €120 and a tee box is €40. Thanks for your support.

Youghal GAA Quiz Night – June 24th at 8pm

Teams of 4 €40. Proceeds of this event will go towards the funding of the family fun weekend which is scheduled for August next. Please contact our Facility Manager, Ken Bulman with team names and details, on 02425838.

VHi GAA Cúl Camp

This camp will be taking place from August 11th to 13th at Club Arás, Youghal. The camp caters for children up to 15 years and forms are available from your Team Manager. The cost is €55 for the 1st child, €45 for 2nd child and €35 for 3rd & subsequent children. Forms need to be returned asap as the kits need to be ordered. Please ensure that you confirm the sizes etc. and a sample kit is available in the office to check for size.

Meet the President Night - July 17th at 7.30pm

Meet Uachtarán Christy Cooney. Further details to be issued shortly. All welcome at Club Arás Youghal and this night should not be missed!



If you need anything from the shop it is open every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

County Draw

Congratulations to Tim Fitzgerald, winner of a laptop/LCD TV in the Cork GAA Club’s May Draw

Leaving and Junior Cert Students

We wish all the best to the leaving and junior cert students are starting their exams on Wednesday next, June 9th. All the best.


O2 have done a deal with the GAA. 5% of an 02 customers’ spend each month will be donated to the Youghal Club. It has no cost implications for you, and will not increase your bill. So we are asking all parents/family members who are 02 customers to simply text CORK YOUGHAL to 50308. You should receive a confirmation return text. Thanks for your support.

Waterford leaves it late to book Munster Hurling Final spot

WATERFORD 0-22 CLARE 1-15 WATERFORD booked their place in this season’s Munster senior hurling final, with a hard earned victory over a dogged Clare side at rain drenched Semple Stadium, Thurles, on Bank Holiday Monday.

went on to turn in a man of the match performance as he shot three glorious points from play.

His older brother, Seamus was also introduced and he, too, contributed handsomely with two good points from play, while the return of Ken McGrath to competitive action saw the Mount Sion man get on target as well.

The small crowd did not lend itself to the occasion and it was Clare, backed by the elements, that made the better start, although Stephen Mollumpney did open the scoring for Waterford.

With Clare fielding many of their successful U21 stars of last season, they showed plenty of spirit as players such as Sean Collins, Jonathon Clancy, Michael O’Connell and Darach Honan led the Clare challenge.

Declan & Seamus Prendergast both went on as subs for Waterford

A goal from Honan just before the interval helped Clare to a 110 to 0-9 interval lead with Eoin Kelly, John Mullane and Kevin Moran the best of a poor Water-

Lisgoold LIMITED enough on field action this week, as Mike Woods’ side limber up for Championship action at the end of June. A very entertaining challenge game vs Kilworth saw the visitors to Páirc Lios gCúl take away a hard fought victory by a slender 2-12 to 1-12 scoreline. Like most Clubs we were limited to field without the exam tied Rob, John and Alan (and indeed best wishes to all our play-

ers and neighbours in the upcoming State Examinations). Noel Connery, Dave Barry and Maurice O’Connell impressed throughout, while Barry Ahern revelled in the more withdrawn role in the second period.


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ford forward line who were playing into a strong wind. On the resumption Waterford introduced Ardmore’s Declan Prendergast at wing back, and he

ting your mobile phone and email details to Club PRO Brendan Healy on 087 9176891.

Blood Clinics

We have been asked to make the following announcement on behalf of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service: “It is a struggle to maintain an adequate Blood Supply to meet Hospital demands. Blood stocks are low at the moment and we would appreciate any assistance you can give in promoting our Blood Donor Clinics in your area”.


mus Prendergast adding late points to fashion a victory that was far from impressive.

The aim, however, was to reach the Munster final and this Waterford have done. They now await the winner from the Cork/ Limerick game which, going on form, should see another Waterford v Cork Munster Final.

Clare for their part, continued to battle hard with Honan, Clancy and subs Conor O’Donovan and David Barrett also doing well and with five minutes to go the sides were still level, 1-15 to 018.

WATERFORD: E Kelly 0-5, D Prendergast , S Mollumpney and J Mullane 0-3 each, S Prendergast, D Shanahan and K Moran 0-2 each, K McGrath and M Shanahan 0-1 each. CLARE: D Honan 1-3, M O’Connell and J Clancy 0-3 each, S Collins 0-2, C O’Donovan, C Ryan, J Conlon and D Barrett 0-1 each

Clinics in our locality are as follows: Midleton Park Hotel (please note new venue and times) Wednesday, June 9th, from 5.30 pm - 9pm, and in Conna Sports Complex, Conna on Thursday, June 10th, from 5.30pm - 9pm

these numbers, the main prize will roll forward to next week where a sizeable sum will be on offer to, perhaps, afford some early summer spending.

A strong finish by Waterford with Declan Prendergast, Eoin Kelly, Ken McGrath and Sea-


No winner of the weekly lotto jackpot prize this past two weeks yet again, and the prize continues to grow.

The most recent week’s numbers drawn were 4, 14 and 18 (on May 25th ) and 6, 21 and 25 (on June 1st). As no-one matched

WATERFORD: C Hennessy, E Murphy, L Lawlor, N Connors, T Browne, M Walsh, J Nagle, S O’Sullivan, R Foley, D Shanahan, K Moran, S Mol-

Consolation prize winners last Tuesday were The Thatch Bar, Pat Tattan, Marie Smart and Charles Smart, and, on the previous week, Paudie Ryan, Darren Stack, Denis O’Brien and Declan Whelan. Tickets for next weeks draw are already on sale in locat outlets and from the Lotto Committee.

lumpney, J Mullane, E Kelly and M Shanahan. Subs used D Prendergast, S Prendergast, K McGrath and S Walsh. CLARE: D Tuohy, P Vaughn, C Dillon, C Cooney, B Bugler, D McMahon, P Donnellan, B O’Connell, N O’Connell, S Collins, J Conlon, J Clancy, F Lynch, D Honan and C Ryan. Subs used C O’Donovan, D O’Donovan, D Barrett and A Markham. REFEREE: Brian Gavin, Offaly

In the preceding Intermediate hurling semi final, Waterford had a goal to spare over Clare, winning by 1-13 to 0-13. The goal scored by Nicky Jacob proved to be the crucial score after Waterford led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the interval. Clare finished with some good points but Waterford had done enough to secure their Munster final spot as they held out for a three point victory.

Quick quiz

Last week’s teaser asked ‘Who was captain of the FIRST East Cork Under 12 Football Championship winning Lisgoold side?’ The answer was that it was Liam Mulcahy who held, and indeed will always hold, that honour. Caolan O’Brien held this particular trophy aloft recently and followed in Liam’s proud footprints. This week’s poser searches the memory banks, and asks ‘Which GAA President officially opened Páirc Lios gCúl in 1995?’ Answer next week.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Junior Hurling League (Div. 2): Cloyne vs. Sarsfield’s at Riverstown on Monday, June 14th at 8pm. Junior Hurling League (Div. 2): Cloyne vs. Midleton 2 at Cloyne on Wednesday, June 16th at 8pm.

Super Lotto:

The Jackpot of €4,100 was not won. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (20) for a prize of €1,000 was not won. Match 3 winners included Jim Cashman c/o Seamus O’Brien; and Donal O’Shea, Rathapogue. Each receives a prize of €75. The next draw takes place on Thursday next (June 10th) at Harty’s Bar with the Jackpot standing at €4,400.

Aghada juvenile

Fé 10 Féile Spraoi Iomaint (Under 10 festival of summer hurling)

On May 22nd, Aghada hosted the first of the summer mini-blitzes in glorious sunshine.

Teams participating included Sarsfields, Cobh, Erin’s Own, Kiltha Óg and Aghada. The new format went down well and did not take away from the spirit of the hurling.

Each team played 4 games and the blitz started at 10am and finished up at 12.45pm. All participant team mentors liked the controlled zone approach, which gave each player more ball touches and full involvement in the team.

In this blitz, Sarsfields came first, Erin’s Own second; Aghada and Cobh shared third and Kiltha Óg came in fourth. On May 28th, Aghada hosted their second team in the mini-blitz Fun 2C group with Emmett Foley being the host organiser for Aghada.

Sarsfields,Carrigtwohill & Aghada participated, as Watergrasshill could not make this blitz. This was also an interesting blitz with Sarsfields and Carrig edging out Aghada in a very close encounter of the Go Games zoned format. All host blitz organisers are requested to inform by text the outcome of the mini-blitzes to 086 3862825 so the correct skill strength is calculated for the Blitz Finals on September 11th in Rostellan.

Willie Ryan Under 12 Hurling Tournament 2010

This year’s Willie Ryan U12 Hurling Tournament will be hosted in Rostellan on July 17th for the preliminary round & on July 18th for finals day. This year it will for A and B teams only.

Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Aghada – Under 10 football Leagues R1

Aghada faced Fr. O’Neill’s in Aghavine and put on a good display. We had an Under 9 and an Under 10 team playing two ten aside games using the Go Games format. Despite gallant displays from both Fr. O’Neill’s teams, Aghada had the better of this one. In the Under 9 game Ronan O’Connell helped himself to 4 goals, whilst Ivan Perez and Diarmuid Phelan, also shone.

In the Under 10 game, Craig Hogan fired over a number of excellent long range points in the first period where he was a forward – scores that players twice his age would be proud of! Liam Hennigan was excellent in the tackle throughout. Oisin Counihan teamed up very well with Michael Barry for the score of the game in the final third. A series of handpasses found the spare man eventually, and breaking past his opposite number Oisin fired over a fine hook kick. Donogh Rice and Jonathon O’Mahony also put over some fine scores.

Man of the Match was Under 9 player Rory Bawden, who played on the under 10 team, showed great movement throughout the game. Mark McCarthy, and Alan Hogan and Mark Stafford all shared goalkeeping duties and performed admirably also. Cian Cotter also put in a great performance in all sections of the field. Best of luck to the U12 hurlers when they play Midleton in the Championship on June 9th in Midleton at 7pm.

Killeagh / Ita’s Juvenile


WE were subjected to all the vagaries of the Irish climate in this past week, ranging from cold and rain to tropical sunshine. We carried on regardless! The winning Bord Gais golf team receiving their prizes with CEO, John Mullins and Castlemartyr’s Mick Carroll and Christy O’Sullivan

JBHL Div 3: Castlemartyr 0-11 Castlelyons 1-04

CASTLEMARTYR collected their first set of league points for the season with a win at home to Castlelyons on Monday night last. With weather conditions very poor for hurling it was never going to be a classic, but Castlemartyr stuck to their task well over the hour to take the spoils. Castlemartyr led by by 6 points at the break. With good points from Killian Abernethy, Damien McAuliffea and Colin Bowens, Castlemartyr were the happier team at half time. Castlelyons upped their effort in the 2nd half and were rewarded with a goal which brought them right back into the game. However Castlemartyr raised their game again in the last quarter with Ger Swayne scoring a fine point and winning some hard earned frees. Best for Castlemartyr on the night was Dwane Bernard who played a stormer from wing back, with John O’Donovan also very impressive on the other wing. TEAM: Colm O’Keeffe, Shane O’Donovan, Damien Roche, Chris Moran, Dwane Bernard, Rob O’Donovan, John O’Donovan, Steve Collins, Damien McAuliffe, Dessie Murphy, Mark Bowens, Colin Bowens, Peter Abernethy, Tony Barrett, Killian Abernethy. Subs Used: Jason Barrett, Ger Swayne, Kieran Collins.

JAHL Div 1: Carraig na bhFearr 1-15 Castlemartyr 2-20

Castlemartyr made the long journey to Carrignavar on Saturday evening last, June 5th, and most unusually came away from there with a brace of league points. This result now puts Castlemartyr into a league final against Erin’s Own, the only team thus far to inflict defeat on the Reds in the current league campaign Focus will now shift to the opening round of the championship which will be played on Friday, June 18th, against St. Ita’s in Copperalley. The defence of Jamsey begins, and here’s hoping that last year’s heroics can be repeated. If you can remember back, last year’s league campaign was a dismal affair, with the Reds just avoiding relegation, but their championship form was completely different. Hopefully, this year’s best hurling will not have been played in the league.

Golf Classic 2010 Results

Castlemartyr GAA held their annual golf classic at a sunny East Cork Golf Club on Thursday, May 27th. As usual it was a well supported day with around 40 teams participating and the results were as follows.

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1st Bord Gais Team, Jim O Reilly, Brendan Byrne, Thomas Aherne 71pts 2nd Kieran Foley, JJ Ferncombi, Harry Ferncombi 67pts 3rd Alice McSweeney, Ann Smyth, Bridget O Callaghan 66pts 4th Eileen Collins, Asumpta Fraser, Eileen McCarthy 65pts 5th Michael Walsh, Bernard O Sullivan, John Bernard 64pts 6th Gerard Gleeson, Frank O Shea, John O Shea 63pts

Non- GUI Section:

1st Youghal Garda team Peter Quelly, Damien Ring, Darren Feehan 59pts 2nd Vivian Mackessy, Shane O Dwyer, Des Foley 59pts 3rd Carey Joyce, Eamon Murphy, Tom Kelly 58pts 4th Jim O Rourke, Johnny Morgan, Joe Stack 57pts 5th Frank Mullane, Martina Mullane, Alan O Keeffe 56pts Nearest the pin: Bernard O Sullivan Longest Drive: Eamon Murphy

Our Under 11 hurlers had contrasting weather and contrasting fortunes in the space of 48 hours at the beginning of the week. On Monday evening Ahavine was very wet and very cold, as our southerly neighbours Fr. O’Neill’s welcomed us for our opening game of the Under 11 league. We competed gamely in atrocious conditions, but our hosts were too strong and had a little more hurling than us, and took the spoils. On Wednesday evening our trip to Youghal to play our easterly neighbours proved more productive as we came away with victory.

On Saturday last Páirc Uí Chinnéide was busy for a full 12 hours. While Watergrasshill and Youghal took centre stage in the evening’s Premier Intermediate Championship fixture, the morning saw almost as many cars as the evening, as we welcomed 4 teams for the opening blitz in a sequence of 5 to be run over the Summer in the new Go Games format. Ballinacurra, Fr. O’Neill’s, Erins Own and Lisgoold, along with our own team, competed in this 10-a-side Under 9 hurling blitz. With the Costa del Sol weather and two specially adapted pitches with zones, everything was right for a good morning of hurling, and we got three full hours of it from all

5 teams. Each team won at least one game, with Ballinacurraand Fr. O’Neill’s proving to be the strongest of the 5 teams there. A buíochas mór to all who helped to make this a successful event – in particular to our two young referees Dylan and Daniel, to our four visiting teams, their supporters and mentors, and to the suppliers, providers and servers of tea and refreshments over the course of the morning. The generosity of those who brought food and those who stayed to cater for our visitors is much appreciated, and a special thanks to Ursula for once again showing dedication and commitment that cannot be matched. Thank you and well done to all our own boys who played so well, and to John and Alan for keeping everybody focused, happy and content over the course of the three hours. Finally, a few teams were discommoded by the unavailability of their regular space and time for Saturday morning training – thank you also to them for accommodating our Under 9’s and their visitors. Once again, a reminder that Summer Camp is getting closer and Ursula really needs to know how many participants we’ll have. So get your completed entry forms back to Ursula a.s.a.p., or contact her on 0876292646 to get a form if you need one. Remember, if you’re not there, you’ll never know what you might miss out on!

Baile na Corra ladies Camogie

THE U12s travelled to Togher and defeated St. Finbarr’s on Thursday last, to qualify for the semi-finals of the County D League where they will meet Youghal. It was a strong performance from the girls as they took the lead in the early stages and never looked back.

Chloe Sigerson was in superb form throughout, as were Leanne O’Riordan and Jasmine Lasbury. TEAM: Sadbh Finnegan, Laura Broderick, Leannne O’Riordan, Holly Kane, Dionne Carroll, Jasmine Lasbury, Sarah O’Sullivan, Clodagh Porter, Chloe Sigerson, Deirdre Corcoran, Michaela McGann, Caroline Leahy, Shannen Cremin, Chloe Hurley & Katie Griffin. SUBS: Aoife McMahon, Enya Broderick, Keelin Buckley, Nollaig O’Sullivan.


The U10’s had their first outing recently and performed really well against a strong Aghada team. Bearing in mind this was the girls first time getting together, this was a super performance being denied victory only in the last few minutes of the game. There is the makings of a good team at U10 level and there will be more games to look forward to in the coming months. For details please contact Marian Broderick on 087-9632961.

G4M Football

The ladies continue to train every Thursday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 10.30am. The ladies have the visit of our friends from West Cork to look forward to on June 18th(details nearer the date) as well as the G4M provincial blitz in mid-July. For details contact Steve Kane on 086-8368600.

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Youghal camogie Triple delight for camogie fans Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Róisín and Tracie McCarthy with Niamh Quill, Caitriona Bulman, Susie Fitzgibbon and Kelly McCarthy bagpacking in aid of Youghal Camogie at Tesco Youghal

Youghal 0-8 Ring 0-8 (friendly)

Ring came to the top field last Thursday night, and the weather was perfect again.

The girls knew this would be nothing like Tramore, as Ring are a Senior Waterford side with several of their players playing intercounty. The game was fast and intense and the girls showed their weight in gold as they battled for every ball against Ring. Youghal kept the senior side to a draw, but we were lucky in the end as Ring showed their dominance in the last 10 minutes, running down the centre of the Youghal defence, when we started to tire.

More challenge games are ahead of us now for the next couple of weeks before championship, to fine tune the players. 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 Championship is played on a round robin system.

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

The Imokilly draw has also been made for U11’s, U13’s and U15’s with the fixtures coming out in the next week.

Our annual Tesco Bag Packing was a great success and we would like to thank Tesco and the customers for whom we packed shopping bags. Thank you also to the parents and friends, and to the team who gave their time on Saturday and Sunday to help with the bag packing.

Thank you very much for your generosity because, as they say in Tesco ‘every little helps’.

Congratulations to the Youghal hurlers on their victory in the first round of the Championship.

Youghal 3-14 Tramore 0-1 (friendly)

WE travelled to Tramore on a lovely Tuesday evening, perfect for hurling, for a game which the girls were looking forward to after a good challenge from Sliabh Rua the week before. We knew Tramore, a Junior side from Waterford, would not be the strongest but they would be tough. Unfortunately, the challenge was an easy one for us, with Tramore proving no match.

The evening ended in disaster,

though ,as an off the ball challenge resulted in wing back, Chloe Daly, being brought to hospital when falling in an awkward position.

Luckily, Chloe was sent home the following morning after tests. We are looking forward to her making a speedy recovery.

The younger girls like Allanah Finn and Norah Sheehan were able to show there weren’t only 3 forwards in this team.

These girls are both still playing U14 and it is great to see young talent emerging and getting their opportunity to shine.


CAMOGIE fans are set for a triple delight following the announcement at the launch that the Intermediate Camogie Final will be played with the Senior and Premier Junior Finals for the first time in GAA headquarters this year. Pictured at the launch of the Gala All-Ireland Camogie Championships 2010, from left are Joan O’Flynn, President, Cumann Camogaiochta na nGael; Denise Lord, Customer Service Manager, Gala, and Joanne O’Callaghan, Cork, with the O’Duffy Cup. (Photo: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile)

Aghada ladies football

THE draws have been made for both the County League Semi-Final and County Championship. We have been drawn against Douglas in the League SemiFinal which is due to be played the weekend of June 19/20th, with Passage and Dripsey playing in the other semi-final. In the Championship, we have been drawn to play Passage in the first round. Furthur details to follow. Best of luck to all the girls doing their Junior and Leaving Cert. We wish them all the best and hope to see them back training soon.

Cork County GAA fixtures Wednesday, June 9th: Evening Echo Senior Hurling Championship: Douglas vs. Blackrock at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 8pm Red FM Senior Hurling League: Blackrock vs. Douglas, at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 8pm Intermediate Hurling League Division 2: Glen Rovers vs. Bandon, at Glen Rovers, 8pm Thursday, June 10th: Intermediate Hurling League Division 3: St. Vincent’s vs. Dromina at St. Vincent’s, 7.30pm

Friday, June 11th: Intermediate Hurling League Division 2: Aghada vs. St Catherine’s, at Aghada, 7.45pm

Dungourney camogie U12s

DUNGOURNEY camogie U12s played Fr. O’Neill’s in Dungourney on Tuesday, May 11th. Both teams were fairly evenly matched. Fr. O’Neill’s came out on the winning side by 1 goal and a point. The girls played St. Catherine’s in Ballynoe on May 18th and the Dungourney girls were the stronger team on the night and came out winners in this match. The girls played Carrigtwohill on May 23rd. They were the stronger side in this match and won this game. U12 PANEL: Kate Mary Cullinane, Mairead Rohan, Caoimhe Harney, Shauna Horgan, Amy O’Callaghan, Sinead O’Sullivan, Lucy O’Gorman, Meg Ahern, Lisa Ahern, Katie Ahern, Ciara Buckner, Ciara O’Neill, Chloe Horgan, Courtney Hennessy, Cliodna Casey, CatherIne Walsh, Kathlyn O’Riordan Kate Gravina.


Our U14 team played Bride Rovers in Dungourney on May 13th. This match was very one sided as Dungourney were the stronger side and came out winners in this game. PANEL: Sinead O’Sullivan, Mary Twomey, Kirsten O’Keeffe, Lucy Lawton, Niamh Harney, Chloe Horgan, Ciara O’Neill, Maebh Hennessy, Lisa Ahern, Kate Mary Cullinane, Ciara O’Doherty, Ricenda Thomas, Orla Murphy, Jill O’Gorman, Lucy O’Gorman, Ann Marie Rohan, Mairead Rohan, Meg Ahern.


The U10 girls took part in the Go Games Fun Blitz nine-a-side on May 27th at Fr. O’Neill’s and it proved to be a very enjoyable evening. It gave the girls a chance to experience playing games for fun, and getting a chance to practice their skills.

The girls who took part were Katie Ahern, Eva Flynn, Caoimhe Harney, Shauna Horgan, Lucy Horgan, Catherine Walsh, Cliodna Casey, Megan O‘Keeffe, Kate Gravina, Ellen Nally, Katelyn O’Riordan, Aoibhe O’Brien and Aine O’Callaghan.

Training continues on Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am up to 4th Class and 11am to 12noon for 5th class to U16. Also training on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, weather permitting.

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Limerick on the double as Waterford sees Red Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Limerick 1-17 Waterford 1-9


WATERFORD have to settle for a route through the qualifiers after losing this Munster senior football semi final to Limerick at Fraher Field, Dungarvan on Sunday last. The story of this game, however, was the display of referee Syl Doyle who ruined the game as a spectacle by showing a straight Red Card to Waterford midfielder, Tommy Prendergast in the 12th minute for what appeared to be retaliation after receiving a push in the back. Waterford’s other midfielder, Mick Ahearn had already been booked and he, too, had to be replaced at half time in a match that failed to ignite after these early cards left Waterford chasing the match. Up to that point we had a nice game in prospect with Ger Collins opening the scoring for Limerick, while Brian Wall equalised for Waterford. The home side fell asleep as Collins nipped in to score a goal for Limerick as Waterford failed to cut out a cross-field ball, and he quickly added a point as Limerick led by 1-2 to 0-1 after the opening ten minutes. Mick Ahearn had earlier picked up a yellow card for a wholehearted tackle, but it was the dismissal of his midfield partner that caused much consternation among the home fans who were bewildered by the sending off, as a yellow card might have been more appropriate. To their credit Waterford battled hard, with Conor McGrath kicking a fine point before Gary Hurney burst through to smash home a goal and leave the sides level after the opening quarter.

The extra man then came into play, with Limerick using the space well. Points from Steven Lavan, Ian Ryan and Padraig Browne left Limerick ahead by 1-8 to 1-4 at half time after Tony



Participants at the recent Child Welfare in Sport Course

Child Safety & Welfare in Sport

31 people involved with coaching the youth of Cobh GAA & Camogie Clubs are now certified as having completed the ‘Child Safety & Welfare in Sport’ course, which became mandatory in 2010 for all sporting organisations. The same group of people are also currently being Garda vetted which, when combined with the aforementioned obligation, will ensure that Cobh G.A.A. Club & Camogie Club continue to provide safe, healthy, supportive & enjoyable environments for all who choose to partake in their games.


Children born between 1999 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 12th. Hurleys and helmets will be supplied on the day, so why not come up and ‘Have-A-Go’. (No cost involved).

Results: Minor Non-Exam

Grey and Brian Wall had late points for Waterford.

On the resumption Waterford sub, Kevin Power got on the scoresheet and for the next 20 minutes the sides traded points as Limerick continued to keep their four point gap intact and led by 1-13 to 1-9 going into the final ten minutes. In the searing heat Waterford tired somewhat, and the fresh legs introduced by Limerick in attack saw Conor Fitzgerald (3) and Eoghan O’Connor and Ian Ryan add late points to put Limerick back into the Munster final. To compound a bad day for the Deise team captain, Tony Grey was also shown a red card a minute from time, as Waterford must now re-

John Galvin is challenged by Eamon Walsh

group for a shot at the qualifiers on July 10th.

LIMERICK: G Collins 1-4, I Ryan and C Fitzgerald 0-3 each, S Lavan 02, M O’Riordan, P Browne, S Buckley, S Kelly and E O’Connor 0-1 each. WATERFORD: G Hurney 1-0, B Wall 0-4, T Grey 0-2, C McGrath, K Power and R Ahearn 0-1 each. LIMERICK: B Scanlon, M O’Riordan, J McCarthy, A Lane, S Lavin, S Lucey, P Ranahan, J O’Donovan, J Galvin, P Browne, J Ryan, S Buckley, G Collins, I Ryan and S Kelly. Subs used E O’Connor, C Fitzgerald, E Joyce and J Mullane. WATERFORD: T Wall, M O’Gorman, T O’Gorman, K Connery, T Grey, S Briggs, E Walsh, M Ahearn, T Prendergast, B Wall, C McGrath, W Hennessy, L O’Lionnain, R Ahearn and G Hurney. Subs used K Power, C Phelan, K O’Keeffe, T Connors and J Phelan. REFEREE: Syl Doyle, Wexford.

Junior Game: Limerick 0-9 Waterford 1-5

IN the preceding junior game, the dismissal of full back, Mike Supple with a quarter of an hour remaining, Waterford again playing catch up as Limerick held out for a one point victory. The accuracy of Ray Lynch kept Limerick in front in the early stages, while Edmond Hogan and Connie Power helped Waterford to close the gap to a single point at half time as they trailed by 0-4 to 0-3.

On the restart Waterford drew level with Patrick Lynch pointing and then the Deise boys scored a wonderful goal from Connie Power to move into a three point lead. With a quarter of an hour remaining, Mike Supple picked up a harsh second yellow card for a whole hearted challenge and was sent off. Gradually Limerick took control and with the extra man they drew level and moved into a two point lead. Waterford had one last chance to win the game but sub, Tommy Connors saw his rasping shot go over the bar and it was Limerick that held out for a one point win to put them into a Munster final against Kerry.

IHL: Cobh 0-16 St. Vincent’s 2-12 U14 HL Cobh 3-6 Youghal 3 -12 U14 Féile Peil: Listary (Kerry) 4- 6 Cobh 1-2 Cobh 4-10 Kiskeam (Cork) 3-3 Cobh 2-6 Wolfe Tones(Clare) 4-8

U14 H Championship: Youghal 3-10 Cobh 2 -6

Cobh bowed out of the East Cork Championship to favourites Youghal, this week. The lads put in a very brave display in the first half and went in level at half time. The second half saw Youghal pull away and run out 7 point victors. The Cobh lads can be very proud of their whole hearted display which showed a big improvement over the same opposition from last year. Best wishes to Shane Cullimore and Darragh Kelleher who play for Imokilly in the U14 Divisional Hurling Championship on Saturday.

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise) 9/6/10: U11 Hurling League vs. Sarsfields at 7.30pm 12/6/10: Minor Non-Exam HL vs.Ballinascarthy at 7pm.


Every Sunday at 8.15pm. Monster 25th Anniversary Bingo on Sunday June 13th at 8.15pm sharp. €3,000 in prize money including a €500 game. All other games prizes doubled. Hampers and Spots. Great night assured. Entertainment at the GAA Club for Summer 2010: See our ad. in this week’s edition for more information. Family Fun Day on July 30th.

East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship fixtures

2010 Junior A Hurling - Jamsey Kelleher

Preliminary Round

Winner into Round 3; loser into Round 1 A. St. Ita’s vs. Castlemartyr, Copper Alley, 18/6/10 at 7.30pm. Ref. Pat O’Driscoll

First Round

First Round to start June 27th. The 7 winners from Round 1 go to Round 3; 7 Losers go to Round 2 B. Loser of A vs. Lisgoold, Ballinacurra, 28/6/10 at 7.30pm. Ref. Brian Walsh C. Dungourney vs. Sarsfields, Midleton, 25/6/10 at 7.30pm. Ref. Tim Dineen D. Killeagh vs. Carraig na bhFearr, Castlelyons, 27/6/10 at 3.30pm. Ref. Brian Murphy E. Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Erin’s Own, Rostellan, 29/6/10 at 7/30pm, Ref. Mark Murphy F. Russell Rovers vs. Carrigtwohill, Ballinacurra, 27/6/10 at 4pm. Ref. Maurice Mulcahy G. Watergrasshill vs. Midleton, Cobh, 2/7/10 at 7.30pm. Ref. Denis O’Flynn H. Cloyne vs. Bride Rovers, Ballynoe, 3/7/10 at 7.30pm. Ref. Aidan Barry.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Mallow romp to victory in one-sided affair D B CASTLELYONS 0-9 MALLOW 1-19

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship MALLOW romped to victory in this one sided affair played in Ballyhooley last Friday night as Castlelyons, who were relegated from the senior grade last season, failed to make any impact against a Mallow side that only just escaped relegation to the Intermediate grade themselves, defeating St Catherine’s to stay up.

Mallow were in control of this match from the start as they controlled the midfield and half back sector with veteran, Fergal McCormack and Tadgh O’Riordan in fine form, while up front Pa Dinneen got a few nice scores

for the North Cork outfit. However, it was minor player, Cormac Murphy, who was to prove the Mallow match winner as over the hour he shot 10 points, (more than the Castlelyons total). With Cian O’Riordan and John Hayes chipping in with valuable scores, there was only going to be one winner emerge.

Castlelyons will be very disappointed with this display with their first score coming after 20 minutes. Indeed, all but three points of their total came from frees with Peter Murphy and Michael Spillane each landing


three points, while Leo Sexton, Darren Tobin and Barry Fitzgerald got their only points from play. Castlelyons must now regroup as next time out they will face Youghal or Watergrasshill, and this will be no easy assignment.

MALLOW: C Murphy 0-10, C O’Riordan 1-1, J Hayes 0-3, P Dinneen 0-2, B Carey, D Coughlan, and K Sheehan 0-1 each. CASTLELYONS: M Spillane and P Murphy 0-3 each, L Sexton, D Tobin and B Fitzgerald 0-1 each MALLOW: D McInerney, B Lane, D Hayes, K Stokes, D Kerrisk, F McCormack, T O’Riordan, C Kerrisk, A O’Reilly, C Murphy, J Hayes, M Maher,


C O’Riordan, C Moloney and P Dinneen. Subs used B Carey, D Coughlan, K Sheehan and C Leahy. CASTLELYONS: S O’Sullivan, C Barry, B O’Connell, MF Dorgan, C Spillane, S Kenny, D Sexton, A O’Sullivan, P Murphy, T McCarthy, D Wallace, L Sexton, D Tobin, B Fitzgerald and M Spillane. Sub used B Carroll. REFEREE: Eamon Sheehy, Newcestown.

On Friday night also, Inniscarra got the better of Valley Rovers by 1-14 to 1-12 with Denis O’Flynn from Fr O’Neill’s on the whistle. In the Intermediate hurling championship Kilbrittain proved too strong for Dromina as they won by 2-15 to 2-9.

Youghal send Watergrasshill packing Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship




Cork’s hurling revival continues as U21s trounce Waterford


CORK’S hurling revival continued at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on last Wednesday night as the rebel U21 hurlers dished out a hammering to Waterford. This result, while not totally unexpected, showed that Cork’s hurling stock is once again on the incline while for Waterford it’s back to the drawing board as they were completely outclassed on the night by a Cork side containing no fewer than seven of the starting line up. Indeed, had Cork availed of several missed chances they could well have had the game over at half time. As it was Cork were in a commanding position despite Waterford opening the scoring with a Maurice Shanahan pointed free. That was to be the visitors only score of the first half in which Cork shot seven points without reply. Cian McCarthy and Ryan Clifford began to find the range as Cork led by 0-7 to 0-1 with Darren McCarthy pulling off one fine save to deny Waterford’s Tomás Ryan. On the resumption the sides were reduced to 14 players as Owen Whelan and Cian McCarthy were shown red cards by Limerick referee, Declan O’Driscoll. The extra space was used to good effect by Cork who added points from Seamus O’Farrell, Michael Bowles and Mark Collins to all but put the result beyond doubt at the end of the third quarter. Cork led by 0-12 to 0-3 with Shane Kearney getting Waterford’s only point from play, while Maurice Shanahan got his second from a free.

The game petered out to its inevitable conclusion but not before Michael O’Sullivan scored a fine goal for Cork, with Brian O’Sullivan getting an equally good one for a bitterly disappointed Waterford side that had no answers to Cork on the night. Cork will now face great rivals, Tipperary in the July semi final as they bid to end a poor run at this level for the county.

The Youghal side who were impressive winners over rivals, Watergrasshill

The shock results continued in Killeagh on Saturday night as Youghal turned in one of their better displays to oust Watergrasshill, who would have been the fancy going into this match.

An opportunistic goal from Brendan Ring in the opening minute helped Youghal to a 1-6 to 0-5 interval lead, with Bill Cooper and Nigel Roche chipping in with some nice points. For the Hill, Paudie Cahill, Kieran Coakley, Willie O’Leary and John Halbert found the range.

In the second half, further Youghal goals from Bill Cooper copper-fastened an impressive Youghal victory as Watergrasshill had no answer to the work-rate of Damien Ring and Nigel Roche at midfield. James O’Mahony, Bill Cooper, Brendan Coleman and Leigh Desmond also came up trumps for the seasiders who were thrilled to get this victory which seals their status in the Premier grade for the coming season.

Youghal saw Damien and Brendan Ring, along with team captain, Brendan Coleman, score impressive points to go with Cooper’s goals to fashion a very impressive victory.

A solitary point from Kieran Coakley was the only reply from Watergrasshill, who will be very disappointed with their performance, but on the night they can have no complaints as, in the second half ,there was only one side in it. YOUGHAL: B Cooper 2-1, B Ring 12, D Ring 0-3, N Roche 0-2, Barry

Ring, B Coleman and C Spillane 0-1 each. WATERGRASSHILL: P Cahill and K Coakley 0-2 each, W O’Leary and J Halbert 0-1 YOUGHAL: E Coleman, M Coleman, M Cronin, J Grace, B O’Sullivan, C Spillane, L Desmond, Barry Ring, D Ring, N Roche, C O’Mahony, B Cooper, B Coleman, B Ring, B Mahoney and J O’Mahony. Subs used A Curtin and R Cunningham. WATERGRASSHILL: G Cahill, M Barry, N O’Riordan, I Gardiner, W O’Leary, S O’Leary, P O’Regan, P O’Brien, J Halbert, K Coakley, E Enright, A Cronin, P Cahill, J Foley and E Barry. Subs used B Healy, J O’Keeffe and P Cronin. REFEREE: Kieran Murphy, Nemo Rangers.

CORK: R Clifford 0-6, M O’Sullivan 1-0, C McCarthy, S O’Farrell and L O’Farrell 0-2 each, M Bowles, M Collins, J Nagle and P Gould 0-1 each. WATERFORD: B O’Sullivan 1-0, M Shanahan 0-2 and S Kearney 0-1. CORK: D McCarthy, S McDonnell, E Keane, C O’Sullivan, J Nagle, W Egan, L McLoughlin, D Kearney, S O’Farrell, M Collins, C McCarthy, M Bowles, L O’Farrell, T Murphy and R Clifford. Subs used P Gould, R White, M O’Sullivan, G O’Connor and F Keane. WATERFORD: S O’Keeffe, N Connors, B Coughlan, S Kearney, J Prendergast, P O’Mahony, S Daniels, S Fives, O Whelan, R Fenton, M Shanahan, S Kearney, B O’Sullivan, S Ahern and T Ryan. Subs used A Connors, P Prendergast, P Donovan and S Power. REFEREE: Declan O’Driscoll, Limerick.


Senior Hurling Championship

On Friday night we didn't have a good night in the office. A galllant performance by all and it was always going to be hard to call. Going in two points up at half time and the omens looked good but in the opening 5 minutes of the second half a Carrigtohill blitz seemed to shell shock us and we never recovered. A point from a free after 19 minutes was our only reward in the second half as Carrigtohill grew in confidence. If we lok at things on the bright side we are still in championship with loads to play for and after the weekend a lot of big guns got turned over so it should make for an interesting campaign this year. Our next opponents are our near neighbours Cloyne which is pencilled in for the weekend of June 27th. Time and venue to be announced. Should be a cracker.

Fixtures -

Junior A Hurling League, Killeagh vs. Sarsfields, Friday, June 11th in Riverstown at 8pm.


The Watergrasshill side that were beaten by Youghal

There was one winner of our GAA Lotto worth €3,400. The winning ticket was bought by Dermot O'Connor of Killeagh. Numbers drawn 9, 19 and 29.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Cork Senior Hurling championship round-up The Evening Echo sponsored Cork Senior Hurling Championship kicked off its club section, beginning on last Friday night with the meeting of Killeagh and Carrigtwohill in Midleton, and continued over the weekend with a host of matches that threw up some interesting results and performances, as hurling fever caught hold over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Our focus was on the East Cork sides and how they got on.

Carrigtwohill storm to victory over Killeagh with great second half display Killeagh 1-10 Carrigtwohill 2-14

THIS Friday night game in Clonmult Memorial Park, Midleton, got proceedings underway as these two East Cork rivals served up a very entertaining contest, with Carrigtwohill turning in a smashing second half display to turn this game on its head and record a fully deserved victory. For the past two seasons Carrigtwohill have been involved in the relegation battle, and at half time in this contest things were not going so well for them either as they trailed Killeagh by 1-9 to 1-6.

In that first half the sides were level on three occasions as Carrigtwohill led through a Mick Fitzgerald point but Killeagh, with Joe Deane and Mark Landers to the fore, went in front with good points and then saw Andy Walsh fire home a fifth minute goal to get them off to the best possible start. Carrigtwohill were battling hard and points from Robert White and Niall McCarthy kept them in touch in a blistering opening ten minutes. Gradually things steadied down with defences getting on top, as Noel Furlong and Mattie Foley began to gain control in the Carrig half back line. The all round improvement saw Carrigtwohill right back in contention when Robert White cut in along the

end line to score a smashing goal, while Brian Lordan added a good point for them as well. It was Killeagh that were to finish the half on top as pointed frees from Joe Deane,(2) and Bernard Rochford, who saw his shot for a goal go over, led by three points at the interval. Few could have envisaged the complete take over by Carrigtwohill in the second half as they stormed into the game from the restart. Jason Barrett fired over a point from the throw in and this was followed by a goal from Mick Fitzgerald who reacted quickest to a Sean O’Farrell knock down. This goal gave Carrigtwohill the lead, while another Fitzgerald point was followed by another as William McCarthy saw his effort from a penalty go over, and Carrigtwohill were now in full flow. The Carrigtwohill purple patch continued unabated with Jason Barrett adding another point before Joe Deane stopped the rot with a pointed free for Killeagh. It was only a short reprieve as Carrigtwohill continued to boss the game with Sean Flannery, Andy Garde, Ronan Power and Mattie Foley putting up shop in front of the reliable William McCarthy. Jason Barrett, Tomás Hogan, Niall McCarthy and Rob White continued to forage hard and four points in succession pushed Carrigtwohill into an unassailable lead. Killeagh, by now, needed goals but even that proved beyond them as William McCarthy saved brilliantly to deny Sean Long. At the other end Bernard Rochford matched the save to deny Rob White, but it mattered little as Carrigtwohill had by now made victory safe with a smashing second half display. Killeagh will now face the

loser from the Cloyne/Bishopstown game in the second round.

CARRIGTWOHILL: M Fitzgerald 15, R White 1-2, N McCarthy and J Barrett 0-2 each, B Lordan, S Farrell and W McCarthy 0-1 each. KILLEAGH: A Walsh 1-0, J Deane 05, M Landers, B Rochford, S Long, J Budds and J Fitzgerald 0-1 each. CARRIGTWOHILL: W McCarthy, P O’Sullivan, S Flannery, A Garde, R Power, N Furlong, M Foley, J Barrett, F Flannery, M Fitzgerald, S O’Farrell, B Lordan, T Hogan, N McCarthy and R White. Subs used A Gosnell and S Forbes. KILLEAGH: B Rochford, P McCarthy, C Fogarty, Cian Fogarty, P O’Neill, P O’Brien, P McGrath, L Collins, B Collins, J Fitzgerald, S Long, J Deane, A Walsh, M Landers and J Budds. Subs used, K Scully, E Loughlin and J O’Connor.

gave them the lead in the second minute they were never headed, as they contained all that Sarsfields had to offer without too much trouble. Padraig O’Keeffe and midfield partner, Seamus O’Farrell weighed in with good points for the Magpies, while Sarsfields were almost totally dependant on Gavin O’Loughlin and Cian McCarthy from frees for their scores. In contrast Midleton with Sean Hennessy, Luke O’Farrell and Paul Haughney all in flying form, found scores far easier to get, and while they only enjoyed a single point advantage at half time, they were playing well enough to suggest that they could sustain the effort.


took Paul Haughney two attempts to finished, he did manage to get the only goal of the game to put Midleton into a winning position.

Midleton shock Sarsfields with stunning display Sarsfields 0-14 Midleton 1-14 ON Saturday afternoon at the Carrigtwohill venue, we had another East Cork pairing with Sarsfields taking on Midleton, and this turned out to be an absorbing contest as Midleton pulled off a magnificent victory over last year’s defeated finalists. That Midleton fully deserved their victory can be in no doubt, but Sarsfields will be extremely disappointed with their lethargic performance.

In contrast Midleton were full of energy and commitment and from the time Sean Hennessy

It transpired that Midleton more than maintained their composure as Declan and Aidan Ryan, along with James Nagle, were magnificent in a defence that gave very little away, as the route to goal was completely blocked out. Indeed, while Gavin O’Loughlin, (with his 4th point of the afternoon) and Michael Cussen did manage early points for Sarsfields, all of their remaining scores came from the stick of Cian McCarthy from placed balls. On the other hand Midleton continued to work hard and create scoring chances which were taken with aplomb.

At the end of the third quarter Midleton continued to hold a two point advantage after a fine point from sub, Tommy Wallace put them 0-12 to 0-10 in front. Midleton almost had a goal as Luke O’Farrell caught a ball inside his marker, but quick thinking from Sarsfield’s captain and goalkeeper, Alan Kennedy forced him to shoot wide. Midleton did get a well taken point from Kieran Mulcahy to extend their advantage, and it was game over some ten minutes from time as Alan Kennedy allowed a ball to escape from him and while it

Growing in confidence, Midleton continued to believe that this would be their day and while Cian McCarthy continued to keep Sars in the hunt with some well executed frees, the goal they so badly needed never looked like coming. Indeed, the final Midleton point of the afternoon fell to Luke O’Farrell who embellished a top class performance with his third point of the afternoon. While McCarthy left just a goal between the sides with his 7th successful strike, it was not enough to deny Midleton a famous victory that preserves their senior status, but puts them into the 3rd round draw. For Sarsfields it is an unfamiliar back door route where the loser of the Douglas / Blackrock encounter will provide the opposition.

MIDLETON: S Hennessy 0-5, L O’Farrell 0-3, P Haughney 1-1, P O’Keeffe 0-2, T Wallace, S Farrell and K Mulcahy 0-1 each. SARSFIELDS: C McCarthy 0-7, G O’Loughlin 0-5, and M Cussen 0-2. MIDLETON: B Behan, S Murphy, D Ryan, A Kearney, P O’Shea, A Ryan, J Nagle, S O’Farrell, P O’Keeffe, C Lehane, K Mulcahy, S Hennessy, CP Barry, L O’Farrell and P Haughney. Sub used T Wallis. SARSFIELDS: A Kennedy, R Ryan, J Barry, C O’Sullivan, D Roche, C Leahy, D Kenneally, P Ryan, G O’Loughlin, G McCarthy, D Kearney, C McCarthy, K Murphy, M Cussen and T Óg Murphy.

Subs used R O’Driscoll and E O’Sullivan. REFEREE: Colm Lyons, Nemo Rangers.

St. Finbarr's scrape home as late point gives them victory St. Finbarr's 0-11 Bride Rovers 1-7 ON Saturday evening in Páirc Uí Rinn, Bride Rovers took on St. Finbarr's with the Rathcormack outfit looking to reverse last year’s result. With both sides knowing one another so well, this turned into a battle of endurance as Bride Rovers almost pulled off a shock victory.

That St. Finbarr's won is testimony to their experience of being in this situation on more than one occasion last year, and in the end they held their nerve to fashion a one point victory. In the circumstances they will be delighted with the result, if not the performance as poor first half finishing left them in a vunerable position as they went in level at half time, having played with the breeze. Scores were at a premium in that opening half with Cork colleagues, Ronan Curran for the Barrs and Brian Murphy for Bride Rovers dominating at either end, so much so that scores were slow in coming. New full forward, David Burke gave Bride Rovers the lead but points from Cathal and Ger McCarthy had the Barrs back in front, while Ronan Curran landed a beauty to leave St. Finbarr's ahead by 0-3 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter.


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BY half time Bride Rovers had drawn level with Daniel Dooley, Mike Kearney and Michael Collins chipping in with valuable points as the sides went into the half time interval, level at 0-5 each. On the resumption Michael Ryan put St. Finbarr's back in front, but Barry Johnson equalised from a 65. The only goal of the game arrived in the 35th minute, as a great run from Sean Ryan set up Daniel Dooley and he made no mistake to shoot the opening goal. Sean Ryan added a point and Bride Rovers, in the space of five minutes, had opened up a four point gap. In a tight game that lead looked secure, but the Barrs continued to believe in themselves as Bride Rovers retreated into a defensive mode as they tried to hang onto their advantage. It almost paid off for them as they continued to frustrate St. Finbarr's but points from Kevin Murray, Glen O’Connor and Eoin Keane brought them level, with extra looking a distinct possibility. It was not to be in the finish as Cathal McCarthy came up with a match winning point deep into injury time to send St. Finbarr's into the open draw. For Bride Rovers the next outing will be a return to the venue to take on Glen Rovers who were blitzed by Na Piarsigh in the match that followed. As games go this was a whole hearted contest, with St. Finbarr's just doing enough to scrape home in the finish? ST. FINBARR'S: C McCarthy, R O’Mahony and M Ryan 0-2 each, R Curran, K Murray, G O’Connor, G McCarthy and E Keane 0-1 each. BRIDE ROVERS: D Dooley 1-1, D Burke 0-2, M Collins, M Kearney, S Ryan and B Johnson 0-1 each. ST. FINBARR'S: F O’Mahony, D Calahane, E Keane, J Neville, G O’Connor, R Curran, D O’Leary, C Mc-

Carthy, G McCarthy, M Ryan, R O’Mahony, P Harte, K Murray, J Crowley and J Fitzpatrick. Subs used P Kenny, T Olden, R McCarthy and E Maher. BRIDE ROVERS: D Fitzgerald, S Kearney, B Walsh, T Moloney, B Murphy, Brian Murphy, A Collins, M Kearney, B Johnson, S Ryan, P Murphy, M Collins, S Boyce, D Burke and D Dooley. Subs used C Collins and J O’Driscoll. REFEREE: Diarmuid Kirwan, Eire Óg.

Magnificent Erin’s Own dethrone champions Newtownshandrum

in Fermoy thriller Erin’s Own 3-16 Newtown3-13 ON Saturday night in Fermoy defending champions, Newtownshandrum took on Erin’s Own in their first defence of their title. After a thrilling encounter it is the East Cork side that progress to the open draw, as they withstood all that the champions could throw at them in an absorbing contest that was easily the pick of the Saturday games. This was a thriller from start to finish, as it began in tremendous fashion with Shay Bowen denying Jerry O’Connor an early goal.

While PJ Copse did put the champions in front with the opening point, the lead changed hands almost immediately as Maurice Carroll shot a goal for Erin’s Own after an Eoghan Murphy free had been saved. No sooner had the green flag been raised at one end, than the ball was at the other end, with John

O’Connor racing through to put Newtown back in front. The next score for the defending champions was also a goal, as this time it was the turn of Ryan Clifford to try his luck as he, too, found the net. Such was the pace of this contest that you had barely time to draw breath as Sean Kelly, Alan Bowen and Eoghan Murphy shot points to keep Erin’s Own in the hunt. Up to half time the sides traded points with Jerry O’Connor, Cathal Naughton and Ryan Clifford all on target for the holders. But it was a goal from a free by Eoghan Murphy that was to be the crucial score as it enabled Erin’s Own to lead by 2-11 to 27 at the interval, after a rip roaring first half which saw referee, Donal O’Leary issue two yellow cards and pull Newtown for two hand – passes that resulted in scores for Erin’s Own.

The action continued unabated in the second half, with Cathal Naughton reducing the arrears with an early point for Newtown. The Erin’s Own defence with Brian McHugh, Shane Murphy and Pat Fitzgerald in superb form were dealing admirable with the threat posed by the speedy Newtown attackers and, indeed, two superbly taken points from Sean Kelly and Colm Coakley after magnificent catches from Kieran Murphy set them up nicely as they moved into a five point lead. It was to get even better as Eoghan Murphy won a free, but his shot came back off the upright and was funnelled back across the goalmouth where Maurice Carroll reacted quickest to slam home a third goal for Erin’s Own who were now eight points to the good. Newtown re-

sponded, as champions do, and a superbly well taken goal from Cathal Naughton set the scene for a dramatic closing quarter, and the fine crowd were not disappointed as both sides continued to give it their all. Newtown, in the main through Ben O’Connor frees began to close the gap and with just five minutes to go only two points separated the sides. Erin’s Own did not panic and Maurice Carroll came up with another cracking point as he embellished a fine personnel performance. Colm Coakley also flashed over a fine point to keep the goal advantage. Ben O’Connor, with a magnificent sideling cut, again reduced the margin to just two points, but in time added on Eoghan Murphy sealed a great victory for the Caherlag outfit with a long range free to bring this cracking contest to a close.

There were plenty of talking points as Colm Coakley had a goal ruled out for a square ball infringement for Erin’s Own at one end, while at the other end Ben O’Connor saw his free, which crashed into the net, ruled out under the new rule whereby the referee stops the game for an injury, with the team in posses-

sion being awarded a free, from which they cannot score direct. It is a stupid rule that certainly leads to confusion and had the supporters perplexed as this game had everything.

The champions must now face Blarney in round two, from where they will be expected to continue their quest to hang onto their crown. ERIN’S OWN: M Carroll 2-3, E Murphy 1-6, S Kelly and C Coakley 0-2 each, K Murphy, A Bowen and M O’Connor 0-1 each.

NEWTOWNSHANDRUM: C Naughton 1-3, R Clifford 1-2, J O’Connor 1-0, B O’Connor, 0-7, J O’Connor and PJ Copse 0-1 each. ERIN’S OWN: S Bowen, P Fenton, P Fitzgerald, D Dennehy, S Cronin, B McHugh, S Murphy, K Murphy, B Clifford, S Kelly, M O’Carroll, M O’Connor, C Coakley, E Murphy and A Bowen. Subs used P Kelly and C Murphy. NEWTOWNSHANDRUM: W Biggane, J O’Mahony, J Herlihy, D Gleeson, S O’Riordan, P Mulcahy, P Noonan, PJ Copse, C Naughton, R Clifford, J O’Connor, M Bowles, J O’Connor, J Bowles and B O’Connor. Subs used B Mulcahy and R Farrissey. REFEREE: Donald O’Leary, Cloughduv.

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Cork survive Kingdom test with another draw in Killarney Cork 0-15 Kerry 0-15


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THE second of the Munster Senior Football semi-finals took place in Killarney on Sunday also where Cork and Kerry, who met in the All Ireland Final last September, must meet again after Kerry snatched a draw when Colm Cooper kicked over a late free to get Kerry out of jail.

good effect landing two superb points. It was far from one way traffic as Alan Quirke again saved well to deny Donnacha Walsh a goal chance. Tomás O’Se, Brian Sheehan and Colm Cooper continued to keep Kerry within striking distance as both sides introduced subs.

This was not a classic encounter by any means but with so much at stake, Kerry will be delighted to get the draw as Cork had looked the more likely side to win when they went four points in front. In the early stages Kerry flashed over three quick points from Brian Sheehan, Declan O’Sullivan and Colm Cooper to show their intent. While Cork were slow to get into the game they did, gradually, get on top at midfield and with Daniel Goulding, Donnacha O’Connor and Paddy Kelly all getting on target the rebels hit the front at the end of the first quarter. Alan Quirke had to be alert to save but Brian Sheehan brought the sides level for the first time after twenty minutes.

Paul Galvin and Barry John Keane were to make significant impacts for Kerry, while Aidan Maher also did well to come up with a late equalising point at the end of normal time. At the other end Brendan Kealy saved superbly to deny Alan O’Connor a match winning goal, while Aidan Walsh also scuffed a goal chance wide. With Kerry drawing level it was another Cork sub who put Cork ahead again as Colm O’Neill fired over a great lead score. With three minutes of injury time played, Kerry won a dubious enough free which Colm Cooper landed to give Kerry a fourth draw in this fixture since 2002.

With Aidan Walsh growing in stature the Cork attack began to function, as Paul Kerrigan landed a fine point while Paudie Kissane and Pierce O’Neill also found the range to propel Cork into a two point half time lead as they led by 0-8 to 0-6. Neither side were playing to their potential as again defences were on top, with Graham Canty cancelling out Kieran Donaghy while only Paul Kerrigan was really effective for Cork.


On the resumption Paul Kerrigan and Alan O’Connor had good points for Cork, while Paudie Kissane also came forward to

SUNDAY last saw our juvenile club organise a bus tour for the U14 and U12 sides in Killarney. A great day was had by all who travelled. The teams played two football games against local side, Killarney Legion, and both sides did very well winning the U14 game easily while going under to the local side by the narrowest of margin. After a well earned post match bite to eat, they then headed off to Fitzgerald’s Stadium to witness an epic game between Cork and Kerry... Kerry staging a late charge to share the spoils.

As a result of this draw in Killarney the Glenville Intermediate championship against Bantry, which was to go ahead next Sunday, will now go off. No date as yet has been fixed, but the expectation is that it will go on the following weekend June 20th.With the hurlers suffering a heavy defeat to Youghal, a very busy period of activity is on the horizon with the hurlers due to meet Castlelyons in the next couple of weeks also. A situation we certainly don’t need, but one which we are glad of at this stage with both first round defeats forcing the backdoor route

to resurrect our championship season.

The underage teams were very active of late with a win in the U10 league away to Youghal, and the U9 team defeating Erin’s Own also away. The U8 team had a game against White’s Cross on Saturday also and did very well, while the affore mentioned U14 and U12s were in Killarney. For any details about getting involved in the juvenile contact Dave Cooke 087 6125719, as you can never have enough bodies involved.

For all fixtures, and if interested in getting a text about all club games and activities, contact Paud O'Neill at 087 9890964.

Cork welcomed back team captain, Graham Canty for this trip to Killarney last Sunday and handed three players their senior debut against the Kingdom, with Jamie O’Sullivan, Aidan Walsh and Ciáran Sheehan making their first championship starts for the senior side. So, all things considered, Conor Counihan will be happy enough with the outcome. There is still work to be done as this team is still a work in progress. Further improvements can be expected in the replay which takes place this coming Sunday at 3.30pm, preceded by the Junior Final between Limerick and Kerry at 1.30pm - and I expect Cork, with home advantage, to make it pay just as they did last season.

CORK: P Kissane and P Kerrigan 0-3 each, D Goulding, D O’Connor and P Kelly 0-2 each, A O’Connor, P O’Neill and C O’Neill 0-1 each. KERRY: B Sheehan 0-6, C Cooper 04, T O’Se 0-2, D O’Sullivan, A Maher and BJ Keane 0-1 each CORK: A Quirke, R Carey, G Canty, J O’Sullivan, N O’Leary, M Shields, P Kissane, A O’Connor, A Walsh, P O’Neill, D O’Connor, P Kelly, D Goulding, C Sheehan and P Kerrigan. Subs used J Miskella, F Gould, D Kavanagh and C O’Neill. KERRY: B Kealy, M O’Se, T Griffin, T O’Sullivan, T O’Se, M McCarthy, K Young, S Scanlon, M Quirke, D O’Sullivan, Declan O’Sullivan, D Walsh, C Cooper, K Donaghy and B Sheehan. Subs used P Galvin, BJ Keane, P Reidy and A Maher.

In the preceding Junior football semi final, Kerry qualified to meet Limerick with a 1-12 to 09 victory over Cork. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

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ANNIVERSARIES * ANNIVERSARIES A poetic retreat Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Desmond -

10th Anniversary

In loving memory of Kieran, who went to Heaven on June 1st, 2000. On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy. RIP.

Today, tomorrow our whole lives through, We will always pray and remember you.

Always in the thoughts and prayers of the Meaney family, 49 Elsinore Heights.


Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never known to fail)

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

Hayes -

10th Anniversary

Looney -

3rd Anniversary


for Midleton’s Church in the Park

MIDLETON Evangelical Church (The Church in the Park) held a church retreat at the Faith Mission Centre in Bandon the weekend before last, and - on the Saturday night - held a Talent Show. In loving memory of our dear mother, Margaret, who died on June 9th, late of Gerash. Sadly missed. We wish we could go home again mother, And find you waiting there, No matter when we needed you, You were always there, To hear your voice, To see your smile, To sit and chat with you a while, To be together in the same old way, Would be our only wish today.

From your daughter, sons, grandchildren and extended family.

The following poem was written by one of the church members, Karen Meikel and was acclaimed by all who attended the retreat. In loving memory of Kathleen, late of Carrigtwohill, whose 3rd anniversary occurs on June 11th.

Although we cannot see you, You're with us every day, The love you gave us all in life, Death cannot take away.

Always loved and remembered by her husband John and family.


FOGARTY: Marie, (née Carolan) of Belfast and Cobh, on Friday, May 28th. RIP. Requiem Mass at St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh on Friday, June 4th, followed by interment in St. Colman's Cemetery. McAULIFFE: Lillian, of The Rock, Midleton, on Wednesday, June 2nd. RIP. Requiem Mass on Saturday last, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

BURKE : Anthony, of Midleton, on Thursday, June 3rd. RIP. Removal on Friday last, to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton. Requiem Mass on Saturday last, followed by funeral afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. O'RIORDAN : Grace, of Church Street, Cobh, on Monday, June 7th. RIP. Removal on today Wednesday, at 8pm to St Colman's Cathedral. Funeral tomorrow, Thursday, after 11am Mass, to St Colman's Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired to Cancer Research.

POMPHRETT: Gerald, of Youghal, on Monday, June 7th. RIP. Removal today, Wednesday, at 7pm to St Mary's Parish Church. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday at 2pm, followed by funeral afterwards to North Abbey Cemetery, Youghal.

Free Prayers for Haiti book offered online THE Daughters of St. Paul are offering a free book of prayers for victims of the Haitian earthquake that struck on January 12th.

The book, "A World on Its Knees: Praying for and With Our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti" was compiled by Sister Kathryn James Hermes, Franciscan Sister of Peace. It includes prayers such as "Calm the Shaking of the Earth," "Solidarity of the Human Family," "A Prayer of a Rescue Worker," and "God, What's Going On?"

The book was produced by Pauline Books and Media, the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul. It offers a "useful way to focus intentions and be in spirit with those who need us most," the organisation's website affirmed. It continued, "Let's get this into the hands of millions of people around the world who can't go to Haiti in person but can pray.

"The prayers are offered for use "in bulletins, prayer groups, parishes or in the silence of your own heart." To obtain a copy, please visit

For more information about Midleton Evangelical Church, please visit

The Ballad of Bandon

Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to Bandon, Even though it wasn't as sunny as we had planned on. We hopped in the car, it wasn't too far, as our friends waved their good wishes, But nobody said that for "board and bed" we'd have to do the dishes. We started the night with a good bun fight, toast and jam and scones, Began to relax, thought of hitting the sack and turned off our mobile phones. It was going well ’til Jodie fell and knocked her front teeth out, But she's made of good stuff and really tough and didn't scream or pout, (Though I heard the Tooth Fairy got really scary - when told what she'd have to pay out!) The hockey was mighty, some played in their nighty - or maybe that's just the trend, But curfew was nearing and despite all the cheering we knew it was time to end.

Morning dropped like a bomb as the fire alarm rang out with a piercing tone, Was it steam from the shower at that early hour or was someone rolling their own?

The cooking was great. We piled up our plate and ate till we are were stuffed, Which was really a shame 'cos when sports time came some of us felt rather puffed.

Then we went to the hall where we answered the call to put on God's love and protection, Peace, Salvation, Truth and the Spirit, as we walk in a gospel direction. And it don't really matter if you're mad as a hatter or smart, puny, macho or 'bovvered,' 'Cos God is our strength and has made us his own and he's got all our bases covered. So after a break for some coffee and cake we went out to the field for some sports, Toss the wellie and races, and some very red faces, and games of all different sorts. There was jumping and skipping and tossing and tripping as we went from each station to station, Competition was manic and I started to panic. Some looked in need of defibrillation!

Then after MORE food so astoundingly good that we wanted to lie down and nap, But they sent us instead to a vast windblown beach head without even so much as a map. Where we talked and we daddled and some of us paddled and kids got wet through to the skin, Kite surfers, wind surfers, kayaks and swimmers, amazing that no one fell in. But the teens, motivated, although slightly belated, decided to stay and do studies, Was it past exam papers or different capers they got up to with soaking wet buddies?

Then back for more grub, feeling round as a tub with bellies just ready to pop, But instead of a snooze or a snifter of booze - we were marched off to play unihoc. Now the time has come for some serious fun and a major life decision, Which one is right? To spend the night watching 'MEC's Got Talent' or Eurovision? So now give a cheer for all talent here and turn on the bright spotlight, The last word please to The Black Eyed Peas: 'Tonight's gonna be a good good night'.

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Your One Stop Shop For East Cork Services MIDLETON TOWN COUNCIL Corcoran Engineers & Architects Tel: 0214630101 intend to apply on behalf of Midleton G.A.A. for planning permission for the change of use of existing squash courts and changing rooms to new changing facilities, meeting room and gymnasium including external alterations and associated internal refurbishment works at Clonmult Memorial Park, Midleton, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Daragh O’Riordan, Jamesbrook, Saleen, Co. Cork, intends to apply for full planning permission for development at a site at Jamesbrook, Co. Cork. The proposed development will allow for the provision of a 4 bed dwelling house, waste water treatment unit and reed bed system and ancillary development. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of the Planning Authority at Cork County Council, County Hall, Cork, during normal opening hours (9.00am to 4.00pm) Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the County Council of a valid application and on payment of a fee of €20. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Kenneally, Rochford & Associates Ltd. (024 - 95857), intend to apply to the above for Planning Permission to construct a new dwelling, Garage, waste water treatment system, new site entrance and all associated site works at Kyle, Youghal, Co. Cork for Damien Lenane and Therese Lenane. This Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Kenneally, Rochford & Associates Ltd. ( 024 – 95857 ), intend to apply to the above for Planning Permission to construct a new rear and side extension onto existing dwelling along with all associated site works at No.3 Kilcoran Place, Youghal, Co. Cork for Kieran Bennett and Ruth Bennett. This Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I intend to apply to the authority for full planning permission to construct a Single Storey dwelling with basement under, to include 5 bedrooms and garage along with new entrance driveway, domestic sewage treatment unit and all ancillary services and associated site works at Garryvoe Lower, Ladysbridge, Co. Cork. Signed Aimee Dunne This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL The Board of Management of the Midleton Educate Together National School wish to apply to Cork County Council for the following: 1) Planning Permission to construct a prefabricated single storey building to consist of single Classroom, Resource Room and Office complete with Toilet Facilities, together with associated site works and additional parking, ramps and drainage. 2) Permission for Retention of Existing prefabricated flat roofed first floor extension consisting of a single Classroom, Toilet Facilities, Resource Room and access stair with associated site works. All the above 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.


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

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Summer Salad Irish Style! PITTER PATTER


IF you yearn for the sound of tiny feet and the only pitter patter you hear is the rain, don’t despair. Natural solutions to infertility enjoy a relatively high success rate because fertility is so complex. Medicine doesn’t have all the answers. A particular set of problems might be determining your inability to conceive, whereas totally different factors could be plaguing John and Jane next door. If you decide to try the natural route, it is essential to work with a qualified practitioner who can address specific needs, and be aware that natural means should be tried first, before the conventional medical route alters a woman’s hormonal balance and decreases the chances of natural methods working effectively. According to the UK National Fertility Survey of 2007, fertility has declined dramatically over the past 50 years, affecting up to a third of couples. A key reason is the trend of starting families at a later age, but another raft of reasons relates more to lifestyle, though nothing is very specific.

Lifestyles based on fast food, skipping meals, caffeine, alcohol and smoking are very unfriendly to fertility. Other factors which can disrupt hormones include underlying infections, environmental toxins,PCBs, food additives, nutrient-deficient foods, oestrogen-mimicking pesticides, plastic bottles leaching these chemicals, , oestrogen-rich chickens and dairy from cows which are pregnant nine months of the year.

FOR a sumptuous summer salad why not try Garth’s recipe for Irish Pork Steak with Orange, Walnut and Rocket Salad.

Created by FoodActive’s Garth McColgan for Aldi, this light yet substantial recipe is perfect for Irish summer dining. Featuring a tasty gourmet salad paired with juicy Irish Pork, it is a guaranteed summer winner whatever the weather! For more tempting recipes from Garth visit

Irish Pork Steak with Orange, Walnut and Rocket Salad

Serves: 2 / 3 Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time:30 mins including resting meat

Ingredients For the Pork

500g Irish Pork Steak, trimmed Dijon Mustard

Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper 2 tsp Vegetable Oil Brown Sugar Zest of 2 Oranges

For the Salad

2 Oranges, segmented ½ Red Onion, finely sliced 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce 3 tbsp Sunflower or Vegetable Oil 3-4 tsp Crème Fraîche 1 bag Rocket

For the Walnuts 75g Walnuts 50g Caster Sugar 2 tbsp Water


For the Pork

1. Trim off any fat from the fillet, tuck the tail end in so you have a cannon shape. 2. Rub it all over with the Dijon Mustard. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 3. On a roasting tray sprinkle the orange zest in a line the length of the pork fillet and place the fillet on top so the zest sticks to the bottom. 4. Drizzle the meat with a little oil and

roast in a pre-heated oven at 220°C for 12 minutes. 5. Remove the pork from the oven, close the oven and, working quickly lay a line of brown sugar along the fillet. Don’t worry if some spills over into the roasting tray. 6. Return the pork to the oven for a further 10 minutes. 7. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for about 7 minutes before carving and serve with the salad. Pop a dollop of crème fraîche on top of the meat and serve with warm bread.

For the Walnuts

1. Bring the sugar and water to the boil in a saucepan and wait for it to turn light brown in colour, about 7-9 minutes. 2. Remove from the heat and add the walnuts. Give it a quick stir to half coat the walnuts in caramel and turn them out on to a plate to cool (10 minutes).

For the Salad

1. Add the rocket leaves, orange segments and juice and red onion to a bowl with the walnuts, soy sauce and sunflower oil. 2. Toss ingredients gently to combine and serve.

A dispiriting list, but all is not lost. Plenty of evidence and clinical experience have shown that both partners can optimise their chances by improving their lifestyle and diet, and reducing stress levels, for even three months, and this applies whether natural methods or IVF is the chosen route. Healthy parents tend to conceive more quickly and are at less risk of miscarriage, reducing the need for repeated, expensive fertility treatments.

Most couples with fertility problems fall into the sub-fertile group. A study in the University of Surrey took couples with a history of infertility who cleaned up their diets and lifestyles and were given food supplements. The result: their conception rate shot up to 80%. The success rate for assisted conception (without diet or lifestyle support) is just 20%. It takes at least three months for immature eggs to mature enough to be released during ovulation. It also takes at least three months for sperm cells to develop, so it makes good sense to allow a run-up of at least three to four months of healthy living before trying to conceive. More on this next week.

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IN Well and Good the question of fertility increasingly arises, and the book we recommend as a first stop is Dr. Marilyn Glenville’s Getting Pregnant Faster. We also stock Dr. Glenville’s fertility supplements for men and women.


This week marks the 10th anniversary of Sue Norton’s first day in Well and Good. Thank you, Sue, from Jill and Gemma, and from all the customers who have appreciated you professionalism and care down the years.


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Maxi dresses are huge this season and Arcade Midleton have a huge variety of colours and styles, including all those pictured, starting at just €19.99.


Also, summer sandals and pumps are still just €14.99, but they won’t be around forever so pop in and grab your pair before stock runs out!

The grey halterneck pictured above right is available in SM and M-L at just €24.99.


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The Puzzler WIN2TICKETS FOR...

Riddle Me This...

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MARION BRODERICK Congratulations to last week’s winner:

ACROSS 1. Bureau (6) 4. Help (6) 9. Snake (5) 10. Small breed of dog (7) 11. Plundering (7) 13. Bishop’s headdress (5) 14. Collect (6) 15. Slender (6) 18. Incapable (5) 20. Fire-fighter’s

Broomfield West, Midleton water source (7) 22. Capered (7) 23. Verifiable information (5) 24. Praises highly (6) 25. Root vegetables (6) DOWN 1. Blacksmith’s block (5) 2.Heroic feat (7) 3. Low dog (3) 5. Way of

serving eggs (9) 6. Fool (5) 7. Downpour (7) 8. Reindeer (5) 12. Exactly alike (9) 14. Catch a sight of (7) 16. Briefly looked across at (7) 17. Of dubious character (5) 19. Precise (5) 21. Elephant’s teeth (5) 23. Not many (3)

ANSERWS TO LAST WEEK: ACROSS: 1.Siesta 4.Mascot 9.Video 10.Observe 11.Durable 13.Swept 14.Feeble 15.Filled 18.Aisle 20.Visitor 22.Hurried 23.Gaunt 24.Repeat 25.Angers. DOWN: 1.Saved 2.Endorse 3.Too 5.Assassins 6. Curve 7.Treated 8.Poles 12.Ballerina 14.Feather 16.Lettuce 17.Evade 19.Strap 21.Rates 23.Gin.

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Water lilies double in area every 24 hours. In spring, there is one water lily on a lake. In sixty days the lake is completely covered with lilies. How many days did it take to cover half of the lake?

Five Minutes - Five Questions

1. Which car name translates as 'people's car?

2. Which animal performed the wedding in the Owl and the Pussycat? 3. On what road did Nellie the Elephant meet the Head of the Herd? 4. Which Instrument does the Leader of an Orchestra play? 5. Bewick and Whooper are types of what bird?

Answer to last week’s Medium


ANSWER TO RIDDLES: 1.946 2. 59 ANSWERS:1. Volkswagen 2. Turkey 3. Mandalay 4. Violin 5. Swan


The local grocer is a would-be mathematician. He likes to arrange his apples in nice rows. However, when he lays his apples in rows of 3 he has one left over. When he lays them in rows of 5 he also has one left over. Remarkably, he also has one left over when he arranges them in rows of 7 and 9. 11 seems to be the magic number for, in rows of 11, there are no apples left over. How many apples does the grocer have?

Answer to last week’s Difficult



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ACCORDING to findings released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains high, with 93% of designated bathing areas meeting the EU mandatory standards.


FOOTBALLERS may not be known as the brightest bunch but who will be the first twit daft enough to defy Fabio Capello’s ban on posting Twitter or Facebook comments during the World Cup? Paddy Power make Spurs team mates, Jermain Defoe and Ledley King, the front-runners at 5/1 and 11/2 whilst skipper, Rio Ferdinand is expected to toe the FA’s party line as the 40/1 outsider.

300% ACCORDING to CSO data the 75 and older population is expected to more than triple by 2026, and the number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to increase by more than 300 percent.


LAST Saturday, over 20 Rolls Royce & Bentley owners arrived at Hayfield Manor on the first leg of their rally around Ireland. 36 members of the Swiss chapter of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club arrived in Cork by ferry on Saturday morning with their enviable means of transport. Touring Ireland, the cars may face their toughest challenge yet on the winding roads of rural Ireland, but it is a journey the owners are looking forward to making.

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It’s a strange world

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

World Cup gamblers:



What a load of bird-brains

Angry bride changes name to 'I Hate Thomas Cook' A BRIDE-TO-BE was so disgusted at being charged a fee to change her honeymoon booking that she has altered her name to ‘I Hate Thomas Cook’.

Austin Kettle, 26, now answers to ‘Mrs Lorraine Darla I Hate Thomas Cook And Its Associates Big Shot Company Treading on the Little Guy Leeks’. GAMBLERS seeking to beat the bookies are smoking dried vulture brains, believing it will give them the power to predict match results, it has been claimed.

Conservationists believe the growth of ‘muti’ magic in South Africa ahead of the World Cup has seen a surge in poaching of Cape vultures, already at risk from lack of food and poisoning. ‘The harvesting of the bird’s heads by followers of muti magic is an additional threat which these birds can’t endure,’

said Mark Anderson, of BirdLife South Africa.

Steve McKean, from KwaZuluNatal Wildlife, who has been studying the decline of vultures due to muti magic, said: 'Our research suggests that killing of vultures for so-called "traditional" use could render the Cape vulture extinct in some parts of South Africa within half a century. 'In the worst case, the Cape vulture could be suffering population collapse within 12 years.'

Man freed from ring by earthquake rescue team

She saw red when Thomas Cook said she would have to pay a fee to change the surname on her honeymoon booking.

Mrs Leeks, from Ipswich, Suffolk, plans to get married in February 2011, and last month booked her honeymoon to Gambia under her married name.

But she later realised she would not have enough time to change the name on her passport and contacted the company to amend the booking details. When Thomas Cook said she would have to pay a fee she refused to do so and decided on her bizarre form of revenge. She changed her name, include her first name from Austin to Lorraine, using the Legal Deed Poll Service.

She said, ‘I wasn’t angry with Thomas Cook; at first I was a bit upset but it was just a bit of a crazy moment. ‘My fiancé thinks I’m crazy. The amusing thing is he will have to say my new name during the wedding ceremony.’

SPECIALLY trained firefighters were drafted in on blue lights from thirty miles away just to free a man whose ring had become stuck on his finger.

James Bill, 42, had to wait three-and-a-half hours when the seemingly simple task turned into a saga which saw firefighters, trained to search for earthquake victims, turn up to help with the operation. James, from Wolverhampton, thought it would just be a quick job to cut off the GBP25 stainless steel band given to him by 28-year-old girlfriend Sarah Maiden seven months ago. Mr Bill strolled round to nearby Fire Fallings Park fire station in Wolverhampton on Wednesday to seek help after his finger began to swell and throb.

Two hours and five broken saw blades on their specialist ring cutter later, they were no nearer to removing the ring despite using ice packs, cold water and even a packet of frozen peas to try to reduce the swelling.

So firefighters then called in the technical team from Bickenhill, near Birmingham International Airport, where staff are trained to deal with major emergencies.

Stuck robber calls 911 after failed What’s the beef? Smelly sign burglary attempt A ROBBER in South Boston was forced to call 911 himself after getting stuck while attempting to break into a shop in South Boston. After using all his cunning by manoeuvring a number of bins to shield his attempted break-in from prying eyes, the robber's entrance proved to be less effective.

The unfortunate individual bent the bars protecting the window before kicking in the protective plexi glass. Unfortunately for the criminal, he either underestimated his own weight or the size of the hole, and climbed in before getting stuck halfway in. The incident, which occurred on Thursday morning, was caught on the shop's security camera. Officers were alerted to the scene, assuming that an individual was in trouble, though found out that the robber had in fact called 911 himself after thrashing around inside the store for over half an hour.

A spokeswoman for Thomas Cook said, ‘The name on their booking must match the name on their passport.’

A crew rushed to the station on blue lights armed with a titanium blade that sawed through the ring in less than five minutes.

promotes North Carolina meat A FOOD shop in North Carolina has devised a cunning way of promoting a new type of beef – using a roadside sign that smells of black pepper and charcoal.

A fan at the bottom of the billboard spreads the aroma by blowing air over cartridges loaded with fragrance oil. The billboard shows a fork piercing a piece of meat. The ad is to promote a new line of beef available at the Bloom grocery chain, and the smell will be pumped out six hours a day, from 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm every day until June 18th.

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The Big Screen

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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FOR all its rude humour and chucklehead antics, this is actually a sweet and shy romantic comedy. It also boosts Jay Baruchel into leading-man status with a thoroughly charming performance.

Two years after taking a break from his girlfriend (Sloane), geeky airport security guard Kirk (Baruchel) still pines for her. Then he meets the unspeakably hot Molly (Eve), who improbably takes an interest in him. But Kirk’s buddies (Miller, Vogel and Torrence) and his parents (Rupp and LeFevre) wonder how this dork could land such a gorgeous, smart, successful girl. The truth might be that he’s not such a loser after all. But how will he ever believe that?

The punchy self-confidence theme is merrily subverted within a Fockers-style comedy of embarrassment, which includes plenty of suggestive slapstick and wacky innuendo, plus sharply hilarious dialogue. But at its heart this is actually a warm love story about a nerd who has always been told he was useless, but discovers that he’s really rather loveable. Baruchel is terrific, winning us over with his puppy dog charm and quick sense of humour. And his chemistry with Eve develops nicely as her performance matches his with intelligence and just a hint of self-doubt. The supporting cast members also get the chance to shine, creating a terrific ensemble of colourful characters who are slightly more developed than most films like this. Despite the silliness, these are grounded, believable people who happen to be very funny. As the story continues, it’s easy for us to identify with people who have accepted their ordinariness and allowed their dreams to drift into the background. The filmmakers never try to over-egg things with flashy direction, too-outrageous gags or pushy sentimentality, but the more time we spend with these people the more we like them and laugh at the things they say and do.

Refreshingly, the film continually undermines Hollywood stereotypes with a much more modern approach to gender roles and a refusal to fall back on the usual rom-com formula (although a sense of it is still here). For a gross-out comedy, it may be rather low-key, but that only makes it thoroughly endearing.

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THE Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a brutal movie. It's also compelling and absorbing.

Written by Stieg Larsson (and originally titled 'Men Who Hate Women' in its Swedish first publication), it takes one on a journey down the icy roads to hell, with a dogged, investigative journalist and an avenging punk angel: an odd couple par excellence.

It's the story of Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyquist), a disgraced journalist who loses a libel case against a big corporation and is sentenced to jail time.

Also struggling to survive is Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), a girl who is her own person and has tattoos and piercings to emphasize that. Lisbeth is an enigmatic cyber-hacker who works for a security company. She is silently willful, wary, alienated, and fiercely independant. But her independance is taken away from her when she is assigned to a guardian who begins to brutalise her.

In the interim before he is jailed, Mikael is offered a job by Henrik Vanger (Sven-Bertil Taube), head of a Swedish industrial empire, who wants Mikael to find out who murdered his niece 36 years ago. He thinks it was one of his large family who live on their isolated island. Her disappearance has haunted him ever since. Reluctantly Mikael accepts thinking there is no case, but eventually he becomes obsessed. He enlists the recalcitrant Lisbeth to join him on his quest. It leads to danger and horror. Stieg Larsson joins the company of those who never saw the success of their inspiration. Larsson died suddenly at age 50 in 2004, before his Millennium trilogy (with its Dragon Tattoo novel) was published. Larsson's three novels have sold 21 million copies worldwide. He never knew he was the second best seller worldwide in 2008. But Larsson would have been smitten with Noomi Rapace, who brings his character Lisbeth to intoxicating life.

Stieg Larsson - the author of Men Who Hate Women - himself loved them. Especially those with dragon tattoos.

Team Youghal not taking Race Around Ireland lying down Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THE Race Around Ireland have decided on the provisional route for September 2010, and it’s passing through Youghal. The Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal has been named as an official time station and the Hotel has thrown its doors open for the race. Michael Davitt, Hotel Manager, said; “We’re very proud to be supporting The Race Around Ireland and Team Youghal, as we see it as being a fantastic opportunity to enhance Youghal as a tourist destination. We will alco see up close what an extreme endurance race involves, and supporting a well deserved local and international charity in the process.” The Walter Raleigh Hotel has made accommodation available for all teams that are competing in the race, and also will have a dedicated press room available for the media who are following the event. Time Stations will be set approximately 40 to 80 miles apart. At each Time Station a competing team must call into Race Headquarters and report their location and time. This information will be posted on the Race Around Ireland website and it


which is doing very valuable work around the detection and treatment of ovarian and uterine cancer.’ Team Youghal consists of an eight man cycling team with support crew. All cyclists are leisure cyclists who cycle for a hobby and include a Garda, Fire Officer, Electrician and a wide diversity of other professions.

Team Youghal will be competing in The Race Around Ireland which is part of the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA) World Cup series which includes other huge endurance races such as The Race Across America. Contrary to what this picture may show, Team Youghal aren’t taking the Race Around Ireland lying down: Eoin White, Robert Heffernan, Kieran Groeger, Ger Flanagan, Christy McCarthy and Tommy Roche take a time out. (Photo: John Hennessy

will allow the officials, as well as team fans, to track the team’s progress. Ger Flanagan from Team Youghal said, ‘We are delighted that The Race Around Ireland organisers have chosen Youghal as

an official time station, and also appreciate the support from Michael and The Walter Raleigh Hotel Team in putting Youghal on the cycling map for this endurance event. Team Youghal are training hard for the event, and now that we have the provisional

route we can start forming our race tactics to retain the eight man team accolade for 2010. We are still actively looking for sponsors to support Team Youghal and so far the response has exceeded our expectations, but there is still a long way to go

to reach our target. We are very appreciative of the support received so far, considering the present economic climate. Our involvement in the race will be to raise awareness and funds for The Emer Casey Foundation

Unlike other cycling races such as the RÁS or the Tour de France, the course is in no way roped off. There are no marshals controlling traffic flow, and there are no planned rest stops or stages in this event. Once the clock starts in Navan at the starting time, it won’t stop until each rider reaches the finish line at the end of the 2,100 km circuit.

C o rk DA W G: No w in Mid l eto n Over 660 dogs rescued last year... please help us to continue our work. Donations desperately required to help keep our shelter open

WOODY'S STORY We got Woody, our German Shepherd, on a bitterly cold snowy day last January. He was very poorly malnourished and didn't have a lot of hair to keep him warm in that weather.

At the time we didn't know if we would be able to keep him because we also have a cat and we were worried they wouldn't get along. Reluctantly, we gave him back and he was to be rehomed in England. We were heartbroken to see him go off and later that evening we contacted you to see if we could get him back. Thanks to Cork DAWG he arrived back two days later and he is transformed. It took until now to build him up and get his coat in a good condition. He is still very nervous and is slowly "learning" to relax and have fun. Thanks again to Cork DAWG for bringing Woody back. He is a joy to have and we are delighted with him....(and he's getting on great with the cat!)...

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Ruby, a Staffie Cross was up for adoption for some time. She had been rescued from a cruelty case and had a very hard life. She knew very little love and had many litters of pups. While waiting for a home, her foster carers were falling in love with her. It must have been fate as her foster home has now become her forever home. She is the most unassuming undemanding girl you could meet, who crawls towards you on her belly for love and affection. She asks for nothing and gives all her love in return. She rarely barks and gets on great with Honey her new sister! They are inseparable. She is the treasure that was overlooked and will spend the rest of her days being lavished with love and cuddles.

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Issue 142  

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010