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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

East Cork Journal

Issue No. 144

'Disgraceful' Midleton Cllr. slams County Council emergency service CHRISTY PARKER REPORTS

MIDLETON town councillor, Niall O’Neill labelled Cork County Council’s emergency response service as 'disgraceful' at June’s town council meeting. The councillor told of an incident whereby he received a call from a resident of Clonmult Terrace who had a serious problem with sewage flooding into his back yard at 8pm.

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Cllr O’Neill rang Cork County Council, where a female respondent advised that it wasn’t her area, as she was dealing with roads, but suggested that he source a housing reference number via the Golden Pages.

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When he failed to locate a housing reference number, the councillor re-called the woman, who this time said he wouldn’t get any answer there at that time anyway! 'And all the while I can’t make emergency contact, the man - who was also caring for a very ill wife - was trying to clear sewage from his back yard in the pouring rain,' recalled an angry Cllr. O’Neill.




In due course, through the goodwill of two passing County Council road workers, who acquired permission from the relevant engineer to conduct assistance, the problem was resolved. 'I then discovered that a report on the problem had been submitted to Cork County Council the previous Thursday but nothing was done about it,' stated the councillor.

Mayor Ted Murphy said the service had diminished since Cork County Council took over water and sewerage. He had experienced a similar situation whereby 'a man from Kinsale had to come up to do the work.' Town Manager, Patricia Power said she would 'look into' Cllr. O’Neill’s complaint.


ON Sunday last, Fathers’ Day, Whitebay - near Roche’s Point - saw the first Childaid Mankini Run take place, with 26 brave men donning the luminous green one-pieces for the occasion - raising funds and eyebrows across East Cork! Full - and uncensored - coverage inside!

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Planning permission lodged for two new Midleton schools

THE news that planning permission applications have been lodged with Cork County Council for two new national schools in the Midleton area have been welcomed by local TD, Michael Ahern.

The Cork East TD has learned that both school buildings will be located in the Ballinacurra area, and will have 16 classrooms each, as well as other ancillary services.

‘I’ve been pressing to have these buildings provided for years now as they are badly needed,’ said Deputy Ahern. ‘The area has experienced a strong growth in population, and that has resulted in a pressing need for these new school buildings. Given the demographics of the area, we need to make sure that we have the necessary school facilities in place to support education for the local children.’ In addition to 16 classrooms, each school will also have a number of ancillary rooms provided, such as staff rooms and other facilities. The plans for both schools will be available in the County Council offices, for anyone wishing to view them. ‘Now that planning permission has been lodged I hope that both schools will move through the planning process quickly,’ Deputy Ahern adds. ‘It’s clear that both schools are quite urgently needed so I hope there are no delays. The sooner they get the necessary permissions, the sooner work can be begin on the actual building process,’ the TD concluded.

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DAVID Midleton Cllr. STANTON calls for fire TD regulation

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MIDLETON Town Councillor, Noel Collins wants the government to grant aid small businesses enabling them to reconstruct their properties to comply with fire regulations. Tabling a Motion at June’s town council meeting, the councillor said many fatal incidences had occurred in Ireland ‘through lack of proper exit facilities and improper use of inflammatory materials.’ He said many small businesses, ‘which are the lifeblood of our economy, cannot afford the costs for adequate reconstruction work and need government assistance if they are not to close.’

Ballycotton lifeboat inter-pub karaoke competition:

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Killeagh playground in charge

CLLR. Barbara Murray raised the issue of the taking in charge of Killeagh’s proposed playground at the May meeting of the Midleton Area Committee of Cork County Council.

Cllr. Murray was informed that the community group have been granted planning permission for the playground at Glenbower, and SECAD will maintain it if Cork County Council is willing to take it in charge.

However, Liam Singleton, S.E. Recreation & Amenity, has stated that trees surrounding the area need to be removed first to prevent the hazard of falling leaves. Cllr. Sean O’Connor supported Cllr Murray and requested a report from Liam Singleton for the next meeting in June.

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Concurring, Cllr. Betty Wall said it was especially relevant with ‘large firms like the pharmaceuticals’ leaving the country. Cllr. Mary Woods also supported the motion and referred to people in Midleton who are looking after elderly individuals in situations where there are no fire escapes and where they ‘cannot afford to bring them down to the ground floor.’

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THE Ballycotton lifeboat inter-pub karaoke competition rolled into Ballycotton for the first of five visits on Friday night, June 17th. Ballycotton singers had their first opportunity to qualify at McGrath’s Bar. There was friendly rivalry between the contestants with one wife, Therese Gregan, kindly letting her husband, Seamus Crowley, go ahead of her. With rousing renditions of The House of the Rising Sun and Zombie they will both be representing McGrath’s Bar in the final at Garryvoe Hotel on July 30th. Saturday night, June 19th, the karaoke competition returned to Cloyne for the second time. Aunty Biddy’s was the venue and again the customers showed great support for the event. The maxim of “if at once you don’t succeed try try again” proved to be a winner here for two contestants. Richard Murphy was close in Tosh Cahill’s Bar but succeeded for Aunty Biddys. Breda Quinlan sang in The Thatched Inn but without success. On Saturday night her choice of song proved a winner for her. Aunty Biddy’s will be strongly represented at the final in Garryvoe Hotel on July 30th with Richard and Breda representing them.

Next Friday, June 25th, the competition takes place in Waves Café and Wine Bar, Ballycotton. Pat Maguire, co-owner, and joint organiser of the fundraising event, will be keen to have a winning combination here. He has been to all the heats so far and knows the strong competition his establishment will face in the final. On Saturday, June 26th, it will be the turn for contestants from the Aghada area when the final heat for June takes place in Rosie’s Bar, Aghada. Harty’s Bar on Friday, July 2nd, will see the final opportunity for singers in Cloyne to qualify for the final. Shanagarry contestants will have their opportunity at the Goalpost Bar, Shanagarry, on July 3rd. Ballycotton lifeboat fundraising committee hope the event will be as well supported in July as it was in June.

TEAMS from around the world are travelling to Finland next week to represent their countries in one of the most unusual competitions in the land, known as Wife Carrying. A small town in Finland, called Sonkajärvi, is the home of the competition and this will be its 15th year.

After scooping third place in the Relay Event and “Most Entertaining Couple” in the main race last year, Ciara Crossan and James Kennedy from Cork are heading back to Finland to defend their titles.

“We had such great fun in Finland last year at the Wife Carrying World Championships, we just had to go back this year,” said Crossan, founder of a website that allows couples to search for Irish wedding venues and suppliers based on their preferred wedding date. This year, the couple are making the trip to Finland bigger and better, travelling overland in a campervan which has been given to them by Irish campervan rental company Celtic Campervans. “We are crossing 7 countries in 7 days, to get to Finland in time for the Wife Carrying” Crossan said, “our plan is to film the journey so the Irish public can follow the adventure and really get behind the Irish Wife Carriers!” Apart from Finland and Ireland, teams from 10 other countries will be participating in the world championships including USA, Australia, France, Germany, Russia and Estonia.

“Ireland have missed out on the World Cup in South Africa, but we want to give the Irish public something to cheer about!” said James Kennedy who is in training to make sure he crosses the “Finnish Line” in good time while carrying Ciara.

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New safety audit for Youghal’s diving rocks


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YOUGHAL Town Council has commissioned a safety audit on the town’s diving rocks. The move follows an immense public outcry after town manager Patricia Power ordered access to the popular facility at the foot of the lighthouse, closed last month. The closure followed an original audit conducted last February on behalf of the town manager by the Irish Water Safety Association, which deemed the area unsafe.

Significantly, Ms Power conceded that she had ordered the audit following representation from the county council’s health and safety section, thus dissipating the perception previously given that complaints had arrived from the public. There had never been an accident at the spot through its 160 years history, but the report claimed danger persisted from use of a diving board, narrow access and an un-railed walkway. June’s town council meeting saw councillors express anger at not having been consulted, while unanimously supporting a motion by Cllr Barbara Murray for a new, independent survey. The councillors challenged the report’s credibility for its dearth of “local knowledge,” insisted that emergency services had easy access by sea. It was also contended that elderly users are now climbing a wall to reach the rocks. They argued for personal responsibility, such as pertains “in places like Skelling Michael” and even the Youghal quayside and claimed that minor repairs and extra signage would remedy the situation.

The manager insisted she would “not sit over a situation” where she believed life and limb was endangered. However, she accepted the motion’s success and said the new report would be assessed with a view to implementing its recommendations quickly. Costing €2,500, it will be conducted in summer conditions and by a firm familiar with Youghal. Its report is expected for July’s council meeting.

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Dundalk’s Sheila strikes it big in Carrigtwohill

CONGRATULATIONS to Sheila Hamill of Dundalk, Co. Louth who won €27,000 in last Saturday’s National Lottery’s Big Money Game Show on RTE. Sheila bought her ticket at Centra, Main Street, Carrigtwohill and is pictured above with Dermot Griffin, CEO at the National Lottery and Derek Mooney, game show host.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Me & My Pal

Jim Hurley's time in life with his red & white setter, Pal

IF YOU take a trip down to Roche's Point and see a man walking his dog along the beach, chances are that the man is Jim Hurley; his dog, Pal.

In October 1997, Jim Hurley bought a red & white setter pup, brought him home and, from that moment on, canine & companion were inseparable. 'I'd always had dogs,' Jim tells the East Cork Journal, 'but this one was truly special.'

'The night before the surgery,' Jim recalls, 'I went for a walk at Roche's Point with Pal. Before we left that night, I took a long look at the lighthouse and at Pal - and I never looked back. All the time that I was in hospital, I always, always kept that image in my mind. I only put it out of my mind when I was actually back down there on the beach, with Pal.'

Little did Jim know, that three and a half years later, this particular dog would save his life. As a small boy, Jim and his family would travel down from the city and spend holidays in Saleen, visiting Roche's Point. Jim would walk along the beach most days, stroll up to the lighthouse and stare across the water, always with a dog at his side. It became his home away from home; its residents became his friends.

But, after less than 2 days out of hospital, Jim was struck by a bug and was readmitted. 'I got out of there in double quick time,' Jim states. 'My family had Pal but they wouldn't be looking after him as well as I would - or so I thought - and I knew that, after all we had been through, he would be missing me too.'

In the 1970s, Jim started heading towards Whitegate of his own accord. A keen swimmer, he would often go swimming at White Bay but, in later years, deemed the hill as 'a bit too much' after a long swim. And so Roche's Point became his new, literal, wateringhole of choice - once again, accompanied by a four legged friend.

'Pal was just a character,' Jim smiles, 'He's the only dog I've ever known that could actually dive! I'd throw a white stone into the water near the jetty, and I'd watch him go up on his hind legs, bob around a bit, take a couple of deep breaths, jump up like a dolphin and plunge down into the water. A few seconds later he'd jump back up, looking smug, with the stone in his mouth!' 'He could swim underwater too,' Jim laughs, 'with his eyes open like a seal. I've had other dogs who'd try the same thing, but they'd always come rushing up to the surface in a sea of bubbles they had no technique!' For three and a half years, Jim & Pal would journey to Roche's Point almost every day, becoming a permanent fixture at the beach. But that was to change...

After many subsequent trips to the hospital and the vet, it appeared that both Jim & Pal were on the road back to normalcy but, in 2005, Jim learned that he would have to go back to hospital - this time to the Mercy - for a 9 hour long operation, the result of spinal damage caused in the accident. The doctors gave Jim only a 50/50 chance of survival and there were worries that he might never walk again after the operation.

Jim Hurley & Pal at Roche’s Point on May 19th, 2009

On March 4th, 2001, Jim took Pal for a walk along the Mallow Road in Cork City - a common enough occurrence - but that day would prove to be life-changing for both man and dog. 'The last thing I remember is walking along the road,' Jim recalls.‘The next minute I was lying inside an ambulance, surrounded by tubes. The first words out of my mouth were "Where's Pal?"' Unbeknownst to Jim, while the paramedics struggled to save his life, Pal was also fighting for his.

Jim would later learn that a stolen van had hit the kerb, mounted the pavement and careened into the back of the duo on their morning walk.

And so begins a parallel tale:

As medics at CUH rushed to get Jim back into a stable condition (he suffered spinal injuries, broken bones and injuries to his internal organs), Jim's family were fighting for Pal, bringing him to Westside Veterinary Clinic on the Model Farm Road.

Pal sustained broken legs, a fractured pelvis and copious other injuries, and yet he just didn't give up. Neither did his owner.

'I couldn’t' Jim recalls, 'All the time I spent in a bed at CUH I was thinking about Pal, and wanting to get back to him. I knew my family would be taking care of

Pal for me, but it just wasn't the same thing.' When Jim emerged from hospital, Pal was there to greet him, although Jim would be the first to admit that he wasn't the same dog that had walked down the Mallow Road a few weeks earlier...

'He was a lot more reserved than before,' Jim states, 'He had always been very close to me, but now he made it his business to stay by my side at all times. It was as if he knew that I needed the support.' A short time later, Pal and Jim resumed their walks at Roche's Point - a little slower perhaps than before.

'I'd always had dogs,' Jim tells the East Cork Journal, 'but this one was truly special.' Little did Jim know that, three and a half years later, this particular dog would save his life.

And so things continued. Jim would be back in hospital; Pal back to the vet. Jim, a Wexford man by heart, had long had a keen interest in Vinegar Hill and had often taken Pal up to Wexford with him for the annual commemoration of the 1798 battle that took place there. 'It became our place,' Jim states, 'Pal got to know it as if it was Patrick Street or even Roche's Point. In 2005, I made a promise to myself that Pal and I would get to Vinegar Hill that year, after everything that had happened and I'd even arranged to have a gold fountain pen made to commemorate the achievement. Sure enough, on July 23rd of that year, Pal and I made it to Enniscorthy. There was a great sense of achievement.' As the years passed by, Jim & Pal got back into their Roche's Point routine, becoming firm friends with several locals, who would always take the time for a chat with Jim and a friendly word for Pal.

'He was a special kind of dog,' Jim admits, 'I think the accident really cemented our friendship. He had me and I had him, and that meant that everything was going


to be alright. If I ever had a problem, I could just take a look at him and then carry on, because everything would be OK.’ In 2008, Jim & Pal made their last trip to Wexford together. By that stage, Pal - almost 84 in dog years - was getting tired, and Jim knew that this would be the last time Pal would come to Vinegar Hill - and therefore it would be the last time he, too, would visit. On November 30th, 2009, Pal died and Jim lost his best friend.

'We buried Pal by Roche's Point lighthouse - the place he loved most,' Jim sadly recalls. 'The people of the village - including a vicar - turned out for his burial ceremony, to say goodbye to Pal. 'That day I lost a great friend and an old comrade - it was the end of an era,' Jim states. 'Pal had always been a great support to me, fighting every battle with me, always at my side. He helped to get me through every operation, all the pain and more. I can still see him now, when I'd come back from the hospital or doctor's surgery he'd lie on his back, and wag his tail - he was just so happy I was home again.' Jim, a shy man by admission, didn't want to tell this story, but a chance meeting at the beach with this journalist changed his mind. 'If this story helps anyone,' Jim states, 'then I'm happy to have told it. Whether it's a cat, dog or even a tortoise - if you have a pet that depends on you, it's amazing the strength you can get from that. Pal was of tremendous benefit to me and I wouldn't have been without him for the world. If I hadn't had him to look forward to coming home to, I don't think I would still be here today.' And yet here he is.

So, if you take a trip down to Roche's Point and see a man walking his dog along the beach, chances are that the man is Jim Hurley; his dog, Pal.

'I called my new dog Pal too,' Jim smiles, 'They are all pals of mine. But Pal, the red & white setter he was truly something special. The new Pal and I will get that kind of bond too - in time.' But, for now, Jim Hurley is content to walk along the beach with his dogs, past and present, at his side - all pals together.

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A Bear-y good Fathers’ Day at Fota

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Sadbh Hennessey of Midleton and Milly Williams and Faye Barbado of Blackrock pictured at the Select Hotels of Ireland’s Teddy Bear Picnic for Barnardos, Fota House, on Sunday last, Fathers’ Day. (Photos: Clare Keogh, Provision)

Eoin McCarthy of Glanmire, Hannah and Tamsin Smith of Glounthane

ON Sunday last, June 20th - also known as Fathers’ Day, Fota House played host to Crystal Swing and a huge Teddy Bears Picnic, with all proceeds going to Barnardos.

Taking place from 2pm to 5pm the event, which was organised by the Cork and Kerry members of the Select Hotels of Ireland, allowed families to explore the gardens of Fota House and enjoy activities including Let’s Go Camp’s Bouncy Castles, Mia the Face Painting Clown, magic with Award Winning Magician Ger Kearney, as well as meeting two life sized Teddy Bears who came out of hiding from the woods to enjoy the picnic. There was lots of old fashioned family fun too with egg & spoon races, sack races, and a special Father & Son/Daughter race, es-

pecially for Father’s Day! For all the little princesses out there, there was nail and face painting compliments of Makeup By Martha. Mums and Dads could join in the fun too with their very own BBQ, Mind Reading with Liam Sheehan, Magician to the Stars, and music with DJ Jonny C. As a Father’s Day treat, Dads also got their very own special pampering as Dr Anu was on hand to give those stressed out Dads neck massages.

A mega raffle took place at the Teddy Bears Picnic with some fantastic prizes including a Family pass to the Irish Open compliments of Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, plus two Golf Breaks at the Kinsale Golf Club with accommodation provided

by Trident Hotel, along with many other weekend breaks from each of the select hotels. And, to top of the day’s fun, every child got a goodie bag.

Midleton’s Andrea McCarthy

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PLACES are booking out fast for the all singing, dancing and acting Summer Camp that all 5 – 13 year old boys and girls everywhere are talking about. It is coming to 13 Cork locations, including Youghal, Midleton, Glanmire, Cobh and Douglas. STARCAMP runs from 9.30am to 2.30pm daily for one week of the Summer holidays and successfully deals with self-esteem and confidence building in children.

For the shy and lovable kids to the outrageously outgoing, this is the camp that will bring out the absolute best in each and every child that participates. It will be the highlight of their holidays and the one thing that they will be talking about for a long time to come. STARCAMP is bursting at the seams with opportunities this year. Everyone that logs onto their website can enter a free draw to win a family weekend away for 2 adults and 2 children. Everyone who attends Starcamp will be entered into a free draw to win a fantastic lunch with the wonderful duo – Jedward. Also a number of attendants are also going to be lucky enough to get onto one of the up and coming RTE children’s shows. If you are waiting to hear what this year’s line-up includes – then here goes.

There will be acting scenes from movies such as The Wizard Of Oz and Fame and, of course, there will be a big GLEE influence for the Camp songs and dances. The weeks activities include vocal lessons, hip-hop training, acting tips, interview and audition technique, social games that deal with self esteem and confidence and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! As always children will then have the opportunity to showcase their wonderful talents at the end of the week, when they put on a show for all to come and see! This year Jedward have come on board with STARCAMP and they were on hand to launch STARCAMP 2010. They are fantastic role models for children, as they are gentle, kind, fun-loving. They were so enthused about STARCAMP and what it has to offer children that they are delighted they will be meeting with some of our lucky little Starcampers, and bringing them to lunch in September where the kids will have the opportunity to ask them anything that they want to know about becoming famous. John Grimes (the older twin) added “When we were young, we didn’t have anything like this to go to, we spent our Summers swimming at our Grandad’s house”, with Edward – as usual finishing the sentence “we would have been the first to sign up and go to Starcamp ‘cos we always just loved singing and dancing and Starcamp sounds so amazing Qualified music teachers, choreographers and drama coaches are amongst the instructors who will be creating the fun-filled environment that your child will love to be part of. Starcamp t-shirts will be provided, and comfortable tracksuit pants / leggings and soft shoes / runners are recommended for comfort and dance.

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Silver medal for Youghal’s RNLI Star

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

SOME people like the limelight. Some don’t. Youghal’s Greta Kelleher is one of the latter. For approximately twenty seven years Greta has been involved in the fundraising efforts of Youghal RNLI, organising and working on projects in the Youghal and surrounding areas to raise money for the worthiest of all causes – Youghal RNLI. Greta just gets on with the work, doing what has to be done, looking for neither praise or glory.

On Saturday last, June 12th Greta Kelleher, along with approximately fifteen others from various parts of Ireland, was honoured at an Awards Presentation which took place at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin.

ver Badge for her tremendous efforts in fundraising for Youghal Station.



Tadgh Kelleher, Greta’s husband and Chairman of the Station, was Station Secretary way back twenty seven years ago when Greta came on board at that time to help also. However, the East Cork Journal have been told that Greta never put herself forward for a specific role or officership as she felt it would not, perhaps, be appropriate as her husband already had a role in the Station. Thus, Greta remained in the background, actively fundraising through flag days, box collections and a variety of other events. However, her efforts have always been noted and appreciated, and the award was made to her in recognition of those efforts.

And so, even though Greta may not particularly like to be the centre of attention, receiving a Silver Badge from the RNLI made her efforts more than worth while.

Chernobyl Children’s Trust, Tallow finally welcomes Belarussian children There were various awards presented, but Greta received a Sil-

THE wait is finally over and on Friday last, June 18th over 30 children from the Chernobyl affected area of Belarus touched down at Dublin Airport. Families in the East Cork/West Waterford area will host these children for the next four weeks. Many of the children are old friends paying return visits to the host families, while for others this is a new experience and their first time away from home.

The Trust has organised a number of outings and visits for the children over the next four weeks, with lots of opportunities for the children to meet up with each other. Our thanks to all who have sponsored or organised these outings and a big thank you to all who support our various fundraisers. You make it possible for us to bring a little sunshine into the lives of these children, and make at least some of their dreams come true. We wish the children health, happiness and continued sunshine during their stay.

Ivan Barovski fundraising barbecue

Well done to the committee who organised the fundraising barbecue at The Plough, Curraglass on Saturday, June 12th. As well as being a very successful fundraiser this was a most enjoyable event and a fantastic night was had by all. Well done and thank you to Wendy England for the fantastic food on the night. Wendy was ably assisted by assistant Chef, James, who was fantastic when it came to culinary skills. All enjoyed great food, music and fun in perfect barbecue weather.

The barbecue was in aid of the Ivan Fund who, you may recall, suffered horrific back injuries in Belarus some 7 months ago. These injures have left him paralysed from the waist down.

The good news is that we are now delighted to report that Ivan has arrived in Ireland with the rest of the Belarussian party.

He is presently receiving treatment in CUH. We are hoping to have his injuries re assessed and hopefully he will return to Belarus in much better condition.

Taking to the skies

Well done to the 7 ladies and 2 gentlemen who successfully completed a parachute jump in Skydive Ireland, Nenagh on Sunday, June 13th for Chernobyl Children’s Trust. This was a very exciting and enjoyable day, apart from a few nail-biting moments from Parents and family on the ground, as they waited for the parachute to open. Thankfully, everything went according to plan and having jumped 10,000 feet all floated safely back to earth. Well done to all the parachute jumpers for completing another successful fundraiser for the trust.

Monster Bike Run

A monster Bike Run will take place on Sunday, July 18th in aid of the Chernobyl Children’s Trust. More details will issue later. Anyone wishing to join the bike run can do so by contacting Jacko on 086 0724036.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The Economic Review

Bloxham: Ireland to bounce back in 2010


THE Irish economy will bounce back faster and stronger than previously thought with growth of 0.5pc this year followed by a surge in GDP in 2011 and 2012 that will put the Irish back in a leading position in the eurozone. That's according to the latest and revised forecast from Bloxham Stockbrokers, who say that, although the Irish economy is not out of the woods yet, the recession has in fact already ended.

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Gold prices jump Regulator to a new record fines GOLD rallied to a record high above $1,260 an ounce as momentum, triggered by buying of the metal as a haven from sovereign and financial risk, pushed prices through technical resistance.

Spot gold hit a high of $1,260.20 an ounce and was bid at $1,258.55 an ounce at 1532 GMT, against $1,243.40 late on Thursday. U.S. gold futures for August delivery also hit a record $1,262.00, and were later up $11.70 at $1,260.40. The precious metal has risen nearly 15 percent since the end of 2009, fuelled by sovereign risk in the euro zone, historically low interest rates, and concern over the stability of paper currencies. "Sovereign debt worries, central banks raising their holdings and record low interest rates keep attracting new buyers to gold," said Saxo Bank senior manager, Ole Hansen. "The Goldilocks scenario continues. Risk-off helps gold through safe haven (buying), risk-on helps it as well through a weaker dollar."

The dollar fell to three-week lows against the euro on Friday, and a one-month low versus the Swiss franc, pressured by disappointing U.S. data, which helped push U.S. Treasury yields to their lowest in a week.

Growth concerns also pressured industrial commodities, with oil prices falling on Friday at signs that economic expansion in the world's top two oil consumers may not be as rapid as expected, while base metals declined.

Interest in gold improved, however, as the U.S. data raised concerns about the pace of economic recovery. Lingering fears over European sovereign debt levels are also burnishing the metal's safe-haven appeal. "We expect gold to continue to perform well given continued fiscal/debt challenges in Europe and the potential for this to spread to other regions," Deutsche Bank said in a note. Holdings of the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, New York's SPDR Gold Trust, hit record highs at 1,307.963 tonnes on Thursday as investors continued to turn to physical bullion as a haven from risk. Silver tracked gold higher to a four-week peak of $19.22 an ounce. It was later at $19.19 an ounce against $18.67, slightly outperforming the yellow metal. The gold:silver ratio fell to its lowest since late May on a day-to-day basis, with one ounce of gold now buying 66 ounces of silver. The silver market, smaller and more illiquid than gold, tends to outperform the yellow metal when prices are rising.

Wexford firm

€27,000 THE Financial Regulator said it has imposed a fine of €27,000 on a Wexford insurance firm for suspected overcharging and breaches of the Code.

The watchdog said it has entered into a Settlement Agreement with effect from 15 June 2010 with Culleton Insurances Limited of Selskar Court, Wexford Town.

The breaches are suspected to have occurred in relation to a failure by the firm to comply with certain provisions of the Consumer Protection Code, the Handbook for Restricted Activity Investment Product Intermediaries and the Handbook for Authorised Advisors.

It said the firm failed to act professionally in the best interests of its customers during the period 1 August 2004 to 31 October 2007, by inadvertently applying broker fees to the policies of some customers which were in excess of the maximum fees advised on the firm's terms of business document, resulting in those customers being overcharged.

The Regulator said the firm did not have adequate systems and controls in place to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Code and the Handbooks. "The Financial Regulator does not believe the actions of the firm were deliberate, and confirms that no customer has made a complaint directly to it in relation to the suspected breaches. The firm co-operated fully with the Financial Regulator's investigation. The Financial Regulator has reprimanded the firm, agreed a schedule of repayments to affected customers or charity, where appropriate, and imposed a fine of €27,000," it said.

The latest Bloxham Quarterly Economic Outlook predicts that the economy - in GDP terms - will grow by 0.5pc compared to its previous estimate in March for a contraction of 0.75pc. It also predicts growth of 3.5pc in 2011 and 4pc in 2012.

It said that Ireland’s bounce back will be led by exports, but that the recovery, initially, will be largely jobless.

The fall in the euro in the year to date, it said, is "very encouraging" for Irish exporters. Ireland benefits more than the other Euroland countries from euro weakness against the dollar and sterling because of the importance of the UK and the US in terms of export partners. It added, however, that the building sector will remain a drag on economic growth for some time to come.

Bloxham estimated that house completions this year and next set to be in the 10,000-15,000 range. This is well off the 93,000 in 2006 at the height of the construction boom.

Consumer spending looks set to be higher this year, mainly driven by people who have no mortgage and very little personal debt. But the stockbrokers warned that people can only drive spending so far. Bloxham said it is important that the banking sector gets back to 'normal' lending practices as soon as possible. They also warned that the labour market would be the last piece of the jigsaw in the Irish recovery story. They said that it will be the end of the year at least before there is an underlying improvement in the employment situation. Bloxham also suggests that the Government should follow the lead of other euro zone states and consider selling off state assets to meet its funding needs and to pay for more ambitious economic programmes.

Circle posts its first ever gross profit

HIGHER crude prices helped Limerick-based prospector, Circle Oil, to record its first ever gross profit as it started to pump oil from its North African sites. Circle Oil posted a loss of USD13.5m for the year to the end of December - up from USD10.7m in 2008.

But the group recorded first revenues from its oil and gas operations in Egypt and Morocco respectively amounting to USD15.1m and, as a result, made its first gross profit of USD7.37m.

It said the net loss for the year resulted mainly from a non-cash charge relating to accounting for the fair value of the convertible loan in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. The Company raised 16.5m (USD26.94m) through a share placement which further strengthened the group's financial position and enabled its exploration and development programme continue apace. At year-end total current assets were USD36.2m (2008: USD33.6m ) while total assets of the group were in excess of USD132m (2008: USD99.7m).

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The Ecclesiastical Review St. John East Cork

the Baptist

Forerunner of Christ, because he “prepared the way of the Lord” through his “voice crying out in the wilderness.” In traditional iconography, he is depicted with wings like an angel, because angels are messengers between God and man.

THURSDAY, June 24, is the Solemnity of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist. Christians rarely celebrate saints’ births; the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Baptist (and our Lord, of course) are the exceptions. June 24 is the Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist, the cousin of Christ, who leapt in his mother Elizabeth’s womb when the Virgin Mary came to visit her. Traditionally, Catholics have seen John the Baptist’s leap as a type of Baptism, and thus believe that he is one of only three people born without Original Sin—Christ Himself and the Blessed Virgin being the other two. John the Baptist dedicated his life to calling the Jews to repentance. He is called the

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal services information

Sunday, July 4th: 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, Cork

Sunday, July 4th: Morning Service at 11.30am, led by Mr. Charles Payne. You are welcome. Evening service at 7.30pm, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. Other activities during the week include Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, Bowls, Badminton, Youth Groups, Women’s Groups etc. Further details from Rev.

John the Baptist was the son of Zachary, a priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, and Elizabeth, a kinswoman of Mary who visited her. He was probably born at Ain-Karim southwest of Jerusalem after the Angel Gabriel had told Zachary that his wife would bear a child even though she was an old woman. He lived as a hermit in the desert of Judea until about A.D. 27. When he was thirty, he began to preach on the banks of the Jordan against the evils of the times and called men to penance and baptism “for the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand”. He attracted large crowds, and when Christ came to him, John recognized Him as the Messiah and baptized Him, saying, “It is I who need baptism from You”. When Christ left to preach in Galilee, John continued preaching in the Jordan valley. Fearful of his great power with the people, Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Perea and Galilee, had him arrested and imprisoned at Machaerus Fortress on the Dead Sea when John denounced his adultrous and incestuous marriage with Herodias, wife of his half brother Philip. John was beheaded at the request of Salome, daughter of Herodias, who asked for his head at the instigation of her mother. John inspired many of his followers to follow Christ when he designated Him “the Lamb of God,” among them Andrew and John, who came to know Christ through John’s preaching. John is presented in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. His feast day is June 24th and the feast for his beheading is August 29th.

Colin Milligan 021-4292503.

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services would like to invite parents and people who would like to volunteer, to our open morning on Friday June 25th between 11am and 1.30pm in the Midleton Youth Project, 2 Mill brook Crescent, Mill Road. Come and check out our new facilities and services, over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Enquiries to Jan on 086 8031200 and 086 8031227. Holy Rosary is prayed every Wednesday at The Grotto, Ballinacurra at 8pm. On June 30th, Mass will be celebrated at 7.45pm and Rosary will be prayed at 7.30pm.

Ballinacurra Grotto

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Ecclesiastical Events

Parish of Youghal Youghal Baptist Church Celebrates Sunday Club

One week summer course in theology in Rome for lay people

Course held at Irish College where participants will also be accommodated. The Irish College, Rome is running a new course in July specifically for lay people entitled Return to the Source — rediscovering the meaning of our baptism.

This innovative course will run from July 18 to 24, 2010 and will be facilitated by Fr Micheal Drumm (Diocese of Elphin; Executive Chairperson of Catholic Schools Partnership). Lectures, liturgies and visits to significant sites in Rome will combine to deepen an appreciation of the sacraments and a rediscovery of the meaning of baptism. Further information can be found at the link.

Mass on Helvick Pier for those lost at sea

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

Parish of Midleton On a beautiful sunny day, the Brú na Sí premises (kindly loaned) was the venue for the Youghal Baptist Church Fellowship Lunch Day. It was also the day when the very young members of the Church were being presented with their awards for excellence and attendance during the year. The Youghal Baptist Players are a group of young people who delighted the congregation with their interpretation of several stories from the Bible, including Joseph & his brothers, Joshua & the walls of Jericho, David & Goliath, Lame man being healed by Jesus, and Paul & Silas in prison. Much was the delight of the youngsters when their ‘audience’ were able to distinguish each story, proving their excellent acting skills and their own interpretation of the stories. Being a Service which truly showcased the younger members of Youghal Baptist Church, a portrayal of John 4:14 was excellently demonstrated by Laura, Joanna and Elizabeth who sang and put actions to “The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the World” which sentiment was joyously and loudly proclaimed in song by the entire congregation.

After the Service, the Fellowship Lunch Day continued with the wonderful array of foods, refreshments and drinks which were brought along by every member of the congregation, who were delighted to sit and share with each other. The day was a wonderful event, bringing everyone together to celebrate not only the success of their youth, the talents and enjoyment of the Youghal Baptist players and to share the wonderful meal, but also to rejoice together in a Service celebrating the Sabbath Day.

Youghal Baptist Church meet for worship every Sunday morning in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) at 11am. This Sunday June 27th, Family Service. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 024-25964/086-1732034. See for information and directions to Brú na Sí. “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God” 1 Peter Ch 3v18

The annual collection for retired Priests will take place at all Masses on the weekend of June 26th and 27th. The retirement age of Priests of this diocese is 75 years. When our present retirement policy for Priests was brought in, the age profile meant that a commercial pension plan was not possible, so the Diocese had to provide for our retired Priests Funds to do this were raised in three ways:

Caring for Retired Priests

1. Money was invested so the interest could be used. Unfortunately, the return on this investment has declined seriously over the past year, and looks likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. 2. Parishes gave 5% of the door collection. Since 2001 this has risen to 7.5%. 3. Serving Priests gave an annual contribution, and continue to do so.

As the number of retired Priests grew, more funds were needed to support them, so six years ago an annual collection for retired Priests was added. A generous response to this collection this year will help the Diocese to continue to be able to care for our retired Priests, many of whom have given over fifty years of service to us. Have you got just one hour free in the week to spend in Adoration with Jesus. If the answer is yes, you might consider one of the following hours. Friday 12 noon to 1pm. Friday 1pm to 2pm. Tuesday morning from 3am to 4am. Details from Mary O’Farrell 4632937.

Eucharistic Adoration

Hospital Confessions and Anointings

Because of a Diocesan meeting for all clergy, the monthly Confessions/Anointings will not take place in the Hospital on this coming Friday. This month, the Priests will visit the hospital in their own time.

Church Notice

Please do not throw tissues, Mass leaflets or parish Bulletin on the floor of the Holy Rosary Church.

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Midleton’s Noreen is Marymount’s running champ!


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Bitesize News


Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Midleton Senior Citizens & friends head to Clonmel

A GROUP of fifty three people travelled to Clonmel on Wednesday last for our summer outing, leaving from the Hospital Road in glorious sunshine, which continued throughout the day, making it one of the most enjoyable outings to date. Our kindly amiable bus driver, Billy Butler took us on the scenic route and we enjoyed the breathtaking scenery at the Vee, where we took time to appreciate the beauty of our own Country, which was second to none.

Next stop was Clonmel and Billy dropped us on Main Street. From there on in it was free time until 5.30pm. On our homeward journey, we enjoyed a very appetising dinner at the Colbert Court, Mitchelstown. As always we held a raffle, with prizes sponsored by the kind and generous people who travelled, and there were at least forty lucky winners, some winning two, three or even four prizes. A great group of ladies, not to mention our gentleman.

As Chairperson I paid special tribute to secretary, Rita O’Keeffe, who had undertaken the work of organising names etc. during my absence. Also Callie O’Sullivan, Josie Buckley and Margaret McCarthy who I referred to as our Master of Finance and I thanked the Hotel staff and our very obliging bus driver, Billy.

Best wishes were extended by all to Noreen Dillon, for Mother of the Year Contest, which was held in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel on Monday last. Sympathy was extended to the Mullaney family on the death of their mother and to Betty, her sister, who was with us on the day. May Frances rest in peace. The lone gentleman present, (apart from the bus driver), Billy Warne entertained everyone on the journey home, with his songs and jokes. Many of the ladies, not to be outshone, sang also. A great day and thanks to all who travelled.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

Wednesday, June 23rd: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Thursday: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday: Whist at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm.

Tuesday, June 29th: 45 Drive at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. “A Great Day Out” to Lismore Heritage Centre, Castle Gardens and Art Gallery, with meal in the Lismore House Hotel on Wednesday, July 7th. Bus leaves Midleton at 11am. Cost €35pp. Contact Mary at 086 2351332.

East Cork Wheelchair Association fundraising day

There will be a fundraising day held in Midleton and Cobh on July 17th, and anyone wishing to give an hour of their time should contact any member of the committee. We were saddened at the news of the sudden death of our friend Harry Eyres, always a loyal participant member who took part in the art classes, which he really enjoyed. To his family we extend heartfelt sympathy. May his kindly loving soul rest in peace.

Irish Heart Foundation thank you

A thank you from Anne O’Riordan, Regional Fundraiser with IHF.

Thanks to all who helped and supported I.H.F. and helping to keep more hearts beating.

Thanks to you and your generous support for this year’s Happy Heart Weekend, the Irish Heart Foundation has been able to raise much-needed funds in this tough economic climate.

The money you raised in Midleton means we can continue funding our lifesaving CPR and resuscitation programme. We all know how challenging it is to ask for money these days, so your efforts were really appreciated. We hope that by the end of 2010 over 75,000 people will be trained in the vital skills of CPR. The more people we can train in the CPR, the more lives we can save from cardiac arrest. With your help we can reduce the shocking statistic of 5,000 deaths each year due to sudden cardiac death.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service thank you

Anne O’Donovan would like to thank you all for helping to spread the word about their recent Blood Donor Clinic in Midleton. She would like to extend a special thanks to the 360 donors who attended the Clinic.

Donors, together with the families, friends and neighbours that support them, make up a community that brings life and hope to hospital patients every day. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact Monica on 021 4807400 or email to

SIX months ago, Noreen Buckley of St. Mary’s Terrace, Midleton decided to run the Dublin City Womens’ Marathon on June 7th, 2010 for Marymount Hospice. ‘I chose Marymount, because it’s a cause close to all of our hearts, and has touched many people over the years,’ Noreen told the East Cork Journal. And, on an overcast Dublin day, Noreen achieved her goal raising over €2,000 for Marymount.

‘I’d like to thank John Hurley and all at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton for allowing us to do a collection there; to Maura Milton, collectors Norma Ahern, Kathleen Lordan and Kathleen Coady; the people who took sponsorship cards, Madeline Lynch, Cathy Sloane, Rose Sisk, Brenda O’Keeffe, Kerry O’Shea, Olive Roche and Kathleen Coady, her husband James and family for all their support and good wishes,’ Noreen states. In total, Noreen raised €2,061

Threshold church gate collection

A Church gate collection on behalf of the above will take place in Midleton on Saturday and Sunday next. As this is a very worthy cause, I would ask you to give me just thirty minutes of your precious time. Kathlkeen Woulfe, local organiser 021 4631011.

Lourdes Invalid Fund coffee evening

A coffee evening will be held at the home of Ann and Donal Ahern, Gllenview, Dungourney, on Friday, July 2nd at 8pm. Everyone welcome. All proceeds to the Lourdes Invalid Fund.

1 Day for Rehab coffee morning

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

Get well soon

Get well wishes to Leonard Whyte, Philip Buckley, Jill Dennehy and all who are sick at home or in hospital at this time.

Glad to see Anne Prendergast out and about again after her recent illness, also Eileen O’Connell who is happy back in her home in Riversfield and best wishes for continued good health to them both. Hope that Jimmy Mullaney will soon be back in top form.

Wedding congratulations

Congratulations to Betty and Edmond O’Leary on their wedding anniversary.

and she presented a cheque for the full amount to Valerie Cogan, Friends of Marymount Hospice, alongside Maura Milton and Kathleen Woulfe last week. Valerie told the East Cork Journal, ‘The money that Noreen raised will go towards a roof for the new hospice, as well as solar heating.’ Congratulations, Noreen - we can’t wait to see what you’ll do next year!

Well done, boys

Congratulations to the Cork Senior Hurling Team and to Niall McCarthy, who played as blinder, on their victory against Limerick on Sunday last, and best wishes for their next outing against Waterford.

Ballintotis Summer Tour

Ballintotis Community Alert summer tour to Killarney will take place on Saturday, June 26th. A bus will leave Ballintotis Church Car park at 9.30am and from Midleon Church at 9.45am. the total cost of the tour is €35 and this incliudes bus, luinch at Scott’s Hotel in Killarney and dinner at The Castle hotel, Mascroom. Book now by contacting Pat on 021 4667656, Pam on 087 7845393 or Rachel on 086 0643417.

A civic reception for Crystal Swing

Once again this outstanding group of top class singers and musicians were honoured at a Civic Reception held for them by Midleton Town Council. What a great honour for them, richly deserved, and may they continue to prosper and reach their goal in the near future. Good luck and happy singing to you all.

Happy B irthday!

Birthday greetings to Sinead Savage, Callie O’Sullivan, Margaret Phelan, Philip Duggan, John McCarthy, Mona O’Leary, Kathleen Russell and John Hallissey. Happy Birthday to John Kenneally, Cork Rd.

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Process to re-design Midleton's CBS Road initiated


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

MIDLETON Town Council has sanctioned the commencement of Part 8 planning process designed to install one-way traffic –towards St. Mary’s Road- and other traffic systems on CBS road. The accompanying plan would also see the acquisition of two small sections of land to facilitate two set-down areas in the vicinity of two schools. Part 8 translates effectively as a public awareness and consultation process. The council agreed to the measure following a presentation made to members at June’s town council meeting by Peter O’Donoghgue, senior engineer with Cork County Council. Mr. O’Donoghue was a man on a mission.

He argued that funding for the street scheme could become available later in the year under the Department of Transport’s Smarter Travel Project Fund. 'Often such grants become available after some other large scheme falls behind, or such,' he explained, indicating that every economic cloud has a silver purse.


However, the funding would only be re-directed to Midleton if planning permission had already been sanctioned and the scheme was 'ready to go.' So it was imperative that the Part 8 process be kick started.

School safety concerns

The scheme, as presented, was designed by engineering consultants WSP as part of the Transportation study for Midleton and Carrigtwohill and, according to Mr. O’Donghue, arose from public concern about children accessing and leaving schools in the area. Town Manager, Patricia Power added that this was “one of the biggest concerns submitted when we were developing the Midleton/Carrigtwohill traffic plan.” Elaborating, Mr. O’Donoghue said, 'Essentially we are talking about traffic calming, traffic signals and the installation of a oneway system, with set-down areas spanning the full length of the schools.' The latter measure

would require 'two small land acquisitions.'


Amidst general acceptance of the plan’s merits, there was recognition amongst the councillors that there would likely be some local objection, especially with regard to the one-way system. It was agreed that the views of these residents would have to be given serious consideration. The Town Manager and Mr. O’Donoghue stressed that Part 8 was a month-long consultation process in itself, and that all opinions would be scrutinised and variable alternatives considered.


SALES Mitchelstown Phone 025-84107 or 086-2540645

AUCTION OF ANTIQUE, HIGH CLASS FURNITURE and garden furniture, on the instructions of the Rep of the late Canon John Aherne P.P. of Upper Aghada, Midleton, Co. Cork, removed to the Community Centre for the convenience of sale on this

SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH AT 2.30PM Briefly as follows: Large Victorian dining-room table with 3 centre leaves, a set of 8 Mahogany Spoon-back Chairs, Large Victorian Mahogany mirror-back sideboard, Victorian baby-grand Piano, Georgian inlaid Mahogany Grandfather Clock, Large Victorian Steel safe, Large collection of books, Victorian Mahogany hallstand and hall tables, large Victorian oil paintings, Victorian brass and cast iron double beds, Victorian Wardrobes, Mahogany partners desk, collection of clocks, Victorian dinner and tea services, Mahogany chaise lounge, pr of Victorian armchairs, Mahogany chivale mirror, Victorian inlaid dining room suite, Pr of Mahogany and inlay hall chairs, Victorian Sunderland table, Mahogany four and two door bookcases, Mahogany Scotch Chest, several more items too numerous too mention.

These submissions, along with a town manager’s report, would be returned to chamber for the town council to accept or reject. ‘There are a number of months involved, so we need to get started quickly,’ stressed Mr. O’Donoghue. The council then sanctioned the Part 8 process. For further details, please see the map below...


Location 7 miles from Midleton on the Whitegate Road. There will be viewing from 7 until 9pm on Saturday evening. Also viewing on Sunday morning from 10am until the auction commences at 2.30pm.

Stanton calls for road safety measures on N25 at Carrigshane Cahermone

CORK East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton TD has called for road safety measures to be put in place on the section of the N25 which runs from Midleton to Youghal. ‘The N25 is one of the busiest roads in the country with a speed limit of 100km per hour. There are a number of very dangerous intersections, and while thankfully there have been no serious accidents there yet, the residents at Carrigshane and Cahermone, in particular, are very concerned.

‘I have written to the National Roads Authority, the Road Safety Authority and Cork County Council seeking to have improvements made to this section of the N25. I hope that some measure can be introduced to improve road safety there.’

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Bare f ac ed che e ks at W hit ebay Be ac h ON Sunday last, Fathers' Day, 26 brave lads manned up and stripped off in aid of Childaid and - wearing luminous green mankinis - ran down the steep hill to the beach, cheered on by the assembled crowds. The brainchild of six Castlemartyr and Whitegate girls, Ciara Kennedy, Fiona Kennedy, Michelle and Nicola Brady, Laura Byrne and Sinead Ryan, the run saw Whitebay awash with photographers, cameramen, DJs, dogs, friends, supporters and, of course, interested bystanders. Organiser, Ciara told the East Cork Journal, 'Thank God for the good weather, and fair play to all the boys for doing this in aid of this great cause.'

The six girls aka Rebels Walking for Child Aid are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise €30,000 for children living in the slums of Africa, and the Mankini Run is just one of the events they have planned to raise funds for the trip.

In blistering sunshine, the cheeky 26 emerged from the changing tent one by one, with some keeping their shorts or pants firmly in place, before finally throwing them off and legging it down the hill. Needless to say, it proved an interesting sight for those on the beach who weren't aware of what was going on!

Mary Butler and Caroline O’Sullivan

Mary and Catherine Griffin

Are you sure it’s ‘One Size Fits All’? Eric Ring, Stephen Kennedy & Seamus O’Gorman aren’t too sure...

The girls, Sinead, Ciara, Fiona, Michelle, Laura and Nicola with an aptly named Jack Peek and Ian Amner, both from Whitegate, who bared (almost) all for the Mankini Run

Edel & her Cork DAWG foster canine, Watson

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Even the cameraman isn’t safe...!

Errr... Nigel Comerford, Kevin O’Sullivan and Andrew Cummins thought wigs might hide their true identity...

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Full moons at 4pm at Whitebay

Michelle Hennessy, Geraldine Leahy, Elaine Warne and Georgina O’Brien

Liam O’Connell, Kenneth Kelleher and John Morrissey

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Ciara Kennedy, Caroline Morrissey, Fiona Kennedy and Louise O’Connell

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Niamh Kiely with Aoife Fogarty and her mam, Siobhán

Jennifer Conway and Daniel ‘Borat’ Mahon

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Keeping the Blue Flags flying in Youghal DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

THE Mall Arts Centre was the scene of high excitement and sense of achievement on Thursday last, June 17th, when the Awards Ceremony for two Blue Flags took place, with a large attendance present to celebrate the great event. Blue Flags are awarded by An Taisce, funded by the Dept of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, to coastal destinations for the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management. The Award is prestigious and international, and acts as a guarantee to everyone that a beach or marina is one of the best in the world.

The people of Youghal were very disappointed when the Blue Flag at Claycastle was removed some time ago, but delighted to not only receive the Claycastle Flag back, but also to receive a Blue Flag for Redbarn. Youghal is the only town in the country to secure two Blue Flags, which shows the status of Youghal as the premier seaside resort in the South, with over four miles of clean, safe and sandy beaches. This year also Youghal received the National Green Coast Award for Claycastle beach for clean environment, excellent water quality and natural beauty. Pauline Ní Ghrífín with Cllr Liam Burke, Ailbhe Ní Loingsigh and Treasa Nic Inneirí Among the many people who arrived along for the event were Derek Canty, County Mayor, Sandra McLellan, Mayor of Youghal, Patricia Power, Town Manager, Olivia Crostin, An Taisce and representatives from HSE, Youghal Coastguard, Youghal Fire Brigade, SECAD, Cork County Council Environmental, the Emergency Services, Hotels, Schools, Foróige and residents.

Cáit agus Treasa Nic Inneirí leis Miriam Nic Inneirí.

A total of ten blue Flag awards were presented in the South – five for South Cork and five for West Cork. Of this ten, two were awarded to Youghal which was a great achievement. Representatives from the various groups were delighted to be present to receive the Awards on behalf of their areas, and great credit is due to all involved for the huge amount of work and effort which has gone into securing these awards.

Local community groups are encouraged to get involved in the environmental management and protection of their local coastline. Picking up and taking home your rubbish, leaving your area clean and tidy, takes little effort and makes such a difference to the appearance Pat McCarthy, Paramedic, HSE, Michael Lee, Officer in Charge, Youghal Coastguard, Matthew Bermingham Paramedic, HSE and safety of beaches. In fact, as was quoted recently, please leave just your footprints in the and Tommy Roche, Station Officer, Youghal Fire Brigade sands...

Christine Conway, Ladysbridge Community Association, honoured to receive Green Coast Award for Ring

Jacinta Reynolds and Dave Sheehan, Cork County Council Environment Directorate

Noreen and Derek Canty, County Mayor with Mayor of Youghal Cllr Sandra McLellan and Patricia Power, Youghal Town Manager

Michael; Long accepts the blue flag on behalf of Claycastle beach

Stephen Belton and Anthony Moloney, Garryvoe Hotel, with Elga Ryan SECAD

Aileen Ahern, Aoibhinn McGee, Quality Hotel, and Cllr Barbara Murray

Ned Brennan proud to accept the Green Coast Awardfor Claycastle beach, on behalf of Youghal Tidy Towns

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Ballymaloe Cookery School's farm shop and Saturday Pizzas too!

Irish Cancer Charity to benefit from Castlemartyr author’s first book sales

THE great little gift/farm shop at the Ballymaloe Cookery School is having a sale of some of their stock this weekend, with up to 50% off instore. No doubt there will be a few bargains to have even if you just want to fill in the gaps in your cookery book library!

Even if you're not interested in the possibilities provided for by the sales, you should pop down to sample one of their Saturday Pizzas.

One of East Cork's best kept secrets, Saturday Pizzas at the Ballymaloe Cookery School are made in the Italian woodfired pizza oven and cooked in less than 5 minutes, offering 4 different pizzas each Saturday - Marinara, Classic Margherita, a vegetarian pizza and a meat pizza, which change each week (details can be found on On the day they have a special offer where you get a free ticket to the gardens with each pizza purchased. Plenty of delicious reasons to make it a date.

CASTLEMARTYR author, Patrick M. Cunningham’s novel, ‘The Devil & The Awesome Four Volume 1’ is now available to buy at Easons on Patrick Street - all proceeds of the sale of Patrick’s first book will go to the Irish Cancer Society

THE end of primary school education can sometimes be a sad or even an apprehensive time for children, knowing they are leaving behind what they have come to know and are familiar with for the past several years, and going into a new school with new teachers and possibly new rules.



At Gaelscoil Chorain, however, the occasion is one of celebration which marks the success of the children during their primary education, and to showcase this celebration, all forty four Sixth Class students were presented with their Fainne Airgid, which is sponsored by Conradh na Gaeilge, and which is worn by those who have achieved fluency in Irish.

Fáinne simply means ‘ring’ or circle’, and the three variations of the pin are the Fáinne Airgid (Silver Circle), Fainne Óir (Gold Circle )and Seanfháinne (Old Circle). The presentation took place on Wednesday last, June 16th in a marvellous and enjoyable event which was organised by the School.

The Principal, Sean O’Murchú and Angela O’Donnell, Conradh na Gaeige, Conradh na Gaeilge,

presented the Silver Fáinne to each student, who then performed a number of Irish Dances, followed by a Tin Whistle Recital.

It is a day that will be remembered by the students as a day of celebration, achievement and enjoyment and not just the end of their primary education, but rather the commencement of their further education. We wish them every success.


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ON Saturday last, the children of Aghada NS kicked off their Family Fun Day, organised by the school’s Parents’ Association, with a fundraising walk from Whitegate to the Pier Garage in Lower Aghada. This was followed by music at the school, performed by the pupils and teacher Caitlin Ní Lordáin. Then, later in the day, parents and children gathered at the school for a riproaring summer BBQ.

This week, Aghada NS will be busy again, presenting cheques to Bothar and also to COPE, the latter the proceeds of the school’s Queen of May collection outside Aghada Church.

PHOTO ABOVE: The sun shone brightly for the Aghada Family Fun Day (Photos: Declan Barron) INSET: The Ahern family

The O’Leary family from Rostellan

Conor O’Riordan with Katie and Boys just want to have fun as Brian, Sam, George and Gianna mess about Lauren O’Connor

Aaron Berry and Luke O’Connell in the money at the plant stand

Theresa O’Keeffe with Megan Sweeney and Rian O’Brien

Well-known referee, Cathal McAllister with his daughter Lauren at the barbecue

The ‘Shady’ girls who dished up the food

The Lee family

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Creative Arts


Summer Camp in Midleton

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

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

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

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Prestigious award for Youghal ICA Member

received a Gold Disc and some free tickets to international soccer matches..A wonderful evening of summery, balmy, latin, samba and swing sounds from this great partnership. Take in the sea air, sit back or dance a little to this great music on a warm June evening on the terrace by the sea. Tickets on the door for only €12 or €15 with a glass of wine. Show starts at 8.30pm don’t be late, you don’t want to miss this ! For further information call 083 360 6507.

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JULIA Gracey-Cox with the Challenge Cup awarded to her at a recent Cork ICA Federation meeting. Julia received this award for her picture entitled "All Creatures Great & Small". This picture is a mixed media work and depicts over fifty animals, birds, reptiles etc. The central theme is a Tree of Life, with a day scene on one side and a night scene and water on the other side. Julia, who has now been resident in Youghal for almost three years, has just completed a two year FETAC 5 course in Art and Design at the local Adult Education centre and is presently awaiting her results. At the recent AGM of Youghal ICA, she was appointed Hon. Treasurer. Julia's fellow Guild members congratulated her on bringing the cup to Youghal.

It’s the CRY Social Dancing Weekend

June 25th - 27th inclusive

On Friday at 9pm is the wonderful Sam O’Doherty. Saturday at 9pm sees Michael Collins take the place by storm. Matinee on Sunday at 3pm with Dave Rea. Sunday at 9pm Youghal’s much loved P J Murrihy. A feast of dancing, craic agus ceol. With tickets a mere €25 for all shows over the weekend, or €10 per show. C’mon down....

Going Zrazy

Friday, June 25th promises to be another great event at The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal with great music from the group Zrazy all the way from Dublin. Up close and personal in their inimitable style , the terrific singer/songwriting duo of Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson of international award-winning group, ZRAZY, present an outdoor concert of fabulous songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield to Nina Simone to Billie Holiday including their own Zrazy hits. This will take place on the terrace and promises to be a night to be remembered. As it happens, they were also the writers of Ooh Aah Paul McGrath, the No.1 Hit single for which they

A reminder that this wonderful weekend of fun will take place from July 16th to 18th so put a note in your diary to stay in Youghal for that weekend. This festival will feature a non-stop programme of events including children’s storytelling, sandcastle building and crab-catching competitions. The sound of music will fill the streets with children’s busking sessions and interactive children’s dance workshops. The highlight of the entire weekend, however, will be the crowning of Youghal’s very own ‘Queen of the Sea’, generously sponsored by local businesses, Claycastle Recording Studios and The Seahunter Charter Boat. The opening event, a ‘Mardi-Gras’ Parade on Friday night promises a world of colour and spectacle throughout the town. Saturday will feature the finest of local produce in the Family Food Festival in Market Square Sunday, July 18th is Funday. ‘Greenpark’ in the centre of the town will come alive from 12.00 – 4pm with mayhem sure to ensue in the ‘Fastest Daddy Competition’, ‘The Walter Raleigh Spud & Spoon Race’ and ‘The Teddy Bear Hospital’. And remember, all events are free!

Summer Soccer Camp in Youghal

Following on from the success of last year's Soccer Camp, the Baptist church in Youghal, in co-operation with "Coaching4Christ", are running another week of soccer coaching skills from July 12th-15th at Ardrath Park (Kindly loaned). There will be two sessions each day. 10.30am-12.30pm 7-11yr olds, & 2.30pm-4.30pm for 12-14yr olds. (Boys and girls are welcome) There will be a nominal charge of €10 per person for the week, payable to Youghal United A.F.C. For more information contact Mervyn Scott on 086-1732034/024-25964.

It’s Time for Friends

Friends of St. Raphael’s will hold their annual open day on Sunday next, June 27th, from 2pm. Among the attractions on the day, there’ll be: * Disco and Live Music * Barbecue * Bouncy Castle * Face Painting * Kids Fancy Dress Competition * And much, much more! Donations of books, cakes and flower arrangements will be gladly accepted. Items for bric a brac will be accepted in Hollytree Activation area on

EVENT security staff, Darren Murray from Youghal with his mother Mary Murray and aunt Geraldine Carroll from Cork City pictured enjoying the Al Green/ Michael McDonald concert at Live at the Marquee, Cork last Saturday night, June 19th. (Photo: Michael Hussey, Wednesdays between 2 and 4pm. Only items in good condition will be accepted. No electrical goods or furry toys will be accepted. See you there!

Artists on Show

An end of year Art Craft and Design Exhibition will take place in Jack O’Patsy, Friar Street, Youghal from Tuesday, June 22nd to Thursday, June 24th from 10am – 5.30pm each day. This is the culmination of 2 years work for the mature students who took part in the FETAC Level 5 course in The Adult Education Centre, Youghal. They will be showing everything from artworks in Paintings, Batiks, Ceramics and Photography. All are welcome. No entry fee.


FÁS are organising a European and South West Employment and Advice Fair at Mahon Point Shopping Centre on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of June. The Fair will run from 3pm to 8pm on Friday and from 10am to 7pm on Saturday. Admission is free. If you’d like more information, then please ring FÁS on 021 494 8900 or visit

President to meet the people of Youghal - no, it's not Obama!

Youghal GAA honours Críostóir Ó Cuana, and extends an invitation to the people of Youghal and surrounding areas to meet with Uachtarán C.L.C.G., on Saturday, July 17th at 7.30pm at Club Áras. Guest speakers will include Joan O’Flynn, Páraic Duffy and Frank Murphy. Don’t miss the ceol agus craíc! Adults only.

Growing and Knitting in Youghal Library

The Library-based Grow it Yourself group have been invited to the Blackwater Garden Centre on Saturday the 26th of June at 10.30 am for a talk on companion planting of flowers and herbs, to reduce insect pest problems, and attract beneficial insects in vegetable and fruit growing. The talk will be given by Mike McKenna. New members are always welcome to join the group. The GIY monthly meeting will be held as usual on the first Thursday of July at 6.30pm at the library. Come along and learn how to ‘see your garden grow’.

Youghal Library knitting and crochet group meet every Thursday morning at 11am. New members are welcome to join. Group members are currently working on pieces for the Pink auction for Action Breast Cancer, (a creative textile auction) which

will take place in Cork in October. Full details of the Pink Auction are available from the library. You don’t have to be a great knitter or be able to crochet divine pieces. All you need are the needles, the interest and the love of chat with other ladies.

Youghal and District Community Alert

The next Community Alert meeting will take place at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on July 6th next at 7.45pm. All welcome.

Quiz Fundraising Night

Youghal GAA are holding a Quiz Night on tomorrow night, Thursday, June 24th at Club Aras. The proceeds of the event will be for the funding of the family fun weekend, scheduled for August weekend. Contact Ken Bulman with team names and details on 024 25838. Teams of four costs €40.

Capella in Concert

Capella, the Senior Chamber Choir from Co. Antrim will be in concert in St Mary’s Collegiate Church on Wednesday, June 30th at 8pm. The choir has forty members, and includes students from ages 14 to 18. It promises to be a night to remember. Don’t miss your chance to go along for a wonderful night of Choir singing.

The 4 of us – also in Concert

Brendan and Declan Murphy will be Unplugged at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Friday, July 2nd next. Under 16s are FREE.... Tickets are available at Scott’s Treasure Shop, North Main Street, or call 90333.

Events at Cumann na Daoine from June 23rd to 29th

23/6/10 1.30pm - 2.30pm Walking Group 3pm - 5pm Women's Group 7.30pm - 9pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group) 7.30pm - 9pm Polish Night 24/6/10 11am - 1pm Men's Drop - In Centre 11am - 1pm Chess Classes 7.30pm - 9.30pm - Music Group 8pm - 9.45pm - Bingo 7.30pm - 9.30pm Cancer Support Group 28/6/10 4pm - 5pm St Vincent de Paul

29/6/10 5.45pm - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

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Facing facts:

‘Can I come back in now?’ asks Cllr. Donie Daly Donie Daly writes on the morning of Tuesday, June 22nd, before the results are in ...

TODAY, Tuesday, June 22nd is a big day in the calendar of Youghal Town Council. Not only is the AGM being held at 2.30pm, which elects the Mayor & Vice Mayor for the coming year, but the Standing Orders Sub committee is also meeting at 2.00pm. The agenda for this sub committee meeting is as follows:1. Union Restrictions/Work to Rule in relation to meetings outside of normal hours. 2. Amendment of Standing Order No. 1 & Standing Order No. 5.

In effect there will be a vote to return the times of the meetings back to 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of each month. As most of you may know, I have been unable to attend Youghal town Council meetings since March, due to the changing of the meeting times from 7.30pm to 10am, as I work in Limerick. There have been suggestions in some quarters that I didn’t try hard enough to make these meetings and that all other avenues were exhausted and the ‘nuclear option’ of changing the meeting times to 10am was the only course of action. This is false. No other alternatives were ex-

plored or offered when the vote was taken to change the meeting times. My options, which were so gratefully offered by the other members were, among others:a) Why couldn’t I work flexitime or work up the hours on some other day? b) could I not get ½ days holidays? c) arrange meetings near Cork so that I could attend council meeting first? These were my options!

Let me put the record straight. I work for a company in the Private Sector on a 6 month contract, which is due to end in August. I leave for work at 6.30am and return home at 7pm, Monday to Friday. I meet clients of the company, not on my timetable but at the discretion of the clients, 100% of whom are based between South Limerick & North Galway. I am entitled to 10 days holidays, for my 6 months contract. I can choose to take these before my contract expires or, alternatively, if my contract is not extended and I finish in August, I can choose to be paid for these untaken holidays. This is a much more prudent approach as, come August, if I don’t get another job, I will have plenty of time on my hands, but no income. That’s the reality, I face!

Some have said that other councilllors have to take time off

work also. Well, as far as I know, and I may be wrong, we have 4 full time ‘public representatives’, 2 self employed, 1 retired teacher, 1 student and myself. I’m not working to supplement my benefits, or in addition to my pocket money, and I can’t take time off from my part time job, cutting grass or doing my paper round. This is a real job, with real responsibilities, in order to pay real mortgages and feed a real family. But , as I have been told, that is the small sacrifice I should take for being a public representative. But enough of that. Hopefully, my colleagues will vote to return the meetings to 7.30pm and we can all get on with our jobs, both real & imaginary!

Last year when it came to the vote for who should be Mayor, I supported Councillor McLellan. Not because, as it was suggested, I may have been part of some Sinn Fein/ FF/ Labour pact, but because as the councillor that garnered the highest number of 1st preference votes in the local elections, she had a mandate from the people to be Mayor. And I respect that mandate. Being Mayor shouldn’t be about what party you are with, or what pacts have been formed. It’s about who the people of Youghal want to see represent them. That is why I voted last year for Sandra to be Mayor.

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This year, if I could be at the AGM, I would have voted for Cllr. Michael Beecher. Again, I certainly do not agree with his or Fine Gaels views on a lot of issues, and we have been on opposing sides on a number of topics this past year. Michael received 508 first preference votes, just 16 less than Sandra.

At the time of writing, I do not know who will be elected Mayor, although I have my suspicions. Michelle Hennessy (168 first preferences) is currently Vice- Mayor, and logic would dictate that she would step up this year to the chair. However, I feel that even with the experience of assisting Mayor McLellan for the past year, it may be too early for Michelle at this stage in her Council career, and maybe she will feel better equipped for the position next year. I feel Councillor Linehan Foley (289 first preferences) will get the nod on this occasion.

Next year, for what it’s worth, if I’m lucky enough to be able to attend the AGM, I will be voting for Cllr. Eoin Coyne (414 first preferences). Cllr. Sammy Revins (294 first preferences) will probably wait till the final year (2013/2014) to bow out of local politics as Mayor.


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A continental affair in Carrigt wohill ‘Go Safari’ welcomes European Union Day

THE ‘Go Safari’ complex in Carrigtwohill was the venue on Sunday afternoon for a European Union family day as the play centre Tas and Alicia O’Leary from Ballynoe opened its doors to people from other countries who are living in the area. The fun and games were witnessed by special guest, Michael Ahern TD who welcomed everyone to the event. Children played, while the adults relaxed. The children performed, as did the Carrigtwohill choir who had many new faces in their ranks. While the sunshine may have meant that some people headed for the beaches, who that did attend this event had a wonderful time. ABOVE PHOTO: Happy local girls ( Photos: Declam Barron)

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Whitegate NS celebrates 40th year in ‘new school’


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ON Wednesday, June 16th, the pupils and teachers of Scoil Cholmáin, Whitegate, celebrated their 40th year in their ‘new school’ building. The original Whitegate NS burned down in a fire many years ago.

Whitegate NS pupil, Aidan O’Sullivan shares a giggle with Theresa Maher

Mass was celebrated at the school by Fr. Denis Kelleher, Aghada Parish Priest, in beautiful sunshine, before refreshments were served and the school began its 2010 Open Day.

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GREEN FLAG flies at Midleton CBS Primary


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ON Monday last, Midleton CBS Primary School received their first Green Flag for Litter & Waste, from Ellen Murphy, Travel, Education & Environmental Officer with An Taisce.

The school's youngest and oldest members of the Green Schools Committee, James O'Sullivan (1st class) and Shane Murphy (6th class) raised the flag in front of the entire school at a ceremony held in beautiful weather.

Cllr. Ted Murphy, Mayor of Midleton - in his last role in an official capacity before his mayorship came to an end later in the week - praised the children and their teachers on achieving this award stating, 'This is the way we have to go. We have to protect the environment - there's no other choice.'

Ellen Murphy of An Taisce, informed those present that, 'Getting a Green Flag is not just a one off thing. It's an award of an international standard and represents a continuing dedication to staying green. Over 160 schools in Cork County have been awarded their first Green Flag this year - and it just shows how much of a difference we can make.' Ellen then presented each of the Green Schools committee members with an individual certificate honouring their achievements.

Conor Evans, a member of the school's Green Schools Committee told those assembled - including Michael Ahern TD, David Stanton TD, Fr. Michael O Loinsigh and principals from other Midleton schools - that Midleton CBS Primary had reduced their weekly waste in the school from 61kgs to just

2.5kgs. He thanked the students for keeping the school & yard litter-free.'

Teacher, Eleanor Paul told the East Cork Journal, 'The Green Schools is an international environmental education programme, internationally known as "Eco Schools". Participating in this programme over the past two years involved a daily commitment on the part of the students, and all the school staff, to reduce the school's environmental impact. 'The CBS Green Schools Committee has members from first to sixth class and meets weekly to discuss their progress and plan future strategies. After an initial Waste Audit determining the amount and types of waste per week in the school, a plan of action was undertaken. 'Students and staff were encouraged to become more aware of

daily paper usage, to doubleside all pages when printing, and store used pages for shredding.

'All shredded paper from the school is now brought to the horse riding school in Cobh where it is used as animal bedding. This has resulted in a significant reduction in the amount of paper consigned to the waste bin. 'Further efforts at reduction saw the introduction of a compost area where a compost bin - donated by Cork County Council was installed. Pencil toppings from the classrooms are collected weekly and, together with organic lunch waste, are added to the compost bin. 'Earlier this year, a classroom audit of waste revealed that the CBS had successfully reduced their waste by almost 60 kgs. per week. CONTINUES NEXT PAGE

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ECO-A-GO-GO at Midleton CBS Primary 'Other initiatives undertaken in the school involved the recycling of mobile phones for the Jack & Jill Foundation, the collection of used stamps for Irish Peatland and the Conservation Council, and the collection and recycling of Christmas cards,' Eleanor concluded.

School principal, Pat Fitzgerald added his thanks and congratulations - giving special thanks to teacher, Eleanor Paul, who had been instrumental in establishing the Green Schools Initiative at Midleton CBS Primary, before introducing the first of three pieces to be performed by the school students, who had created headgear out of recycled materials for the occasion, as well as having their faces painted with ecological symbols. The first piece was a performance of Oasis's song 'The Masterplan' by 4th class pupils, the words of which fitted the occa-

sion perfectly: 'I'm not saying right is wrong. It's up to us to make , The best of all things that come our way.'

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This was followed by a 5th class communal reading of a poem written by one of the school students, Robert Hurley, entitled 'Litter & Waste', which the East Cork Journal published earlier this year.

The third performance was a song & dance number by the school 6th class pupils, about a planet called 'Zarkonia' (incorporating a green-themed variation on Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice Baby"!), which told the tale of the Zarkonians and their struggle to save their planet, with the message: It's not too late to put it right. After this, the assembled guests headed inside for refreshments - before disposing of any litter in a green manner.

A thumbs up from Green Schools Committee oldest and youngest members, Shane Murphy and James O'Sullivan

Special guests at Midleton CBS Primary Green Flag ceremony included school principals, local TDs, members of the Parents Committee, Mayor of Midleton, Cllr. Ted Murphy and Fr. O Loinsigh

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Larmor Plage visit Youghal DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

THE year 2011 will be the 25th anniversary of Youghal’s twinning with the French town of Larmor Plage, and the members of the Youghal Twinning Group will have the honour of visiting their ‘twin’ in that year.

On Tuesday last June 18th a group of Larmor Plage residents arrived in the town of Youghal for a four day break. The group comprised Councillors, Twinning Committee and Choir representatives. Wednesday morning was a free time for all to get settled in and meet with their friends of almost twenty five years, getting up to date with the happenings and goings on in the different families. On Wednesday afternoon, the Twinning/Choral group went on a walking tour of the town, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The Group met later in the Mall Arts Centre, and on that night a Joint Twinning Committee meeting was held at the Walter Raleigh hotel, before the official Dinner Breda Dempsey, Maisey Kenefick, Cllr. Barbara Murray and Jennifer Roycroft commenced. Approximately seventy people sat down to a superb meal where the chat and laughter was very evident, and it was a late night to bed for many.

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Local ladies, Cree Fitzgerald, Lily Daly and Jo Power

On Thursday, the East Cork Experience was on the programme and this included a visit to Midleton Distillery. The crowning of the day was the Music for a Summer’s Evening Concert in St Mary’s Collegiate Church that evening, which was an amazing experience. Friday was a day to explore, go shopping, visit other areas or just relax. On Friday night, dinner was served at a local restaurant, courtesy of Youghal Twinning Committee, and before they knew it, it was time to depart on the Saturday morning, having enjoyed once more the great friendship and hospitality of the Youghal group. Looking forward to meeting again with plenty of joie de vivre for the very special 25th Anniversary next year in Larmor Plage.

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Popular Ardmore Principal W a y set to retire

Waterford With Declan Barron

New Farmers’ Market at Blackwater Garden Centre BLACKWATER Garden Centre, in conjunction with a group of local quality food producers, has embarked on the exciting initiative of establishing a market for locally produced food at the Garden Centre, starting on Saturday, July 3rd and running from 10am to 1 pm, and on following Saturday mornings

It is planned that the local quality food on offer will include meats (beef, lamb, and poultry), fresh hen and duck eggs, marmalades and jams, breads, fresh fish, salads, fresh American style baking, local vegetables and fruit in season, and producers will be on site each Saturday morning bursting with knowledge and enthusiasm for their produce. The Blackwater Garden Centre venue for the market provides a lovely natural setting full of colour and fragrance, and under cover for comfort of customers and producers, with easy free parking.

ARDMORE School Principal, Victor Mullins will be honoured with a retirement function in St Declan’s Hall on this Friday, June 25th as he brings his teaching career to an end. The popular Principal has overseen the needs of the local children for a number of decades, and the opening of a superb new school extension will be his legacy, as well as the knowledge which he imparted to all of the students who came under his wing.

This is an opportunity to support local people producing local quality food. More about this next week.

Cornerstone Festival set to attract the crowds to Cappoquin

THIS coming weekend will see Cappoquin a hive of activity as the Cornerstone Festival gets underway. The Festival opens on Friday night with a Heritage and Floral Exhibition. The local band will play a music recital, and there will be displays of kick-boxing in the square. The Dromana 5 road race will set off from the square around 8pm, with music will be playing throughout the event. Well known Villerstown sketch artist, Gillian Wright will have her exhibition called “Pencil full of lead” in the community centre commencing at 8.15 and this is an event not to be missed. Finally on Friday night there will be a fireworks display over the river Blackwater which promises to be something special. On Saturday the Camogie club will hold a blitz beginning at 10am while the local farmers market will also take place. A feature this year will be produce from Chanat–la-Moutreyre which is Cappoquin’s Twin Town in France. As usual there will be plenty of fun and games for both children and adults alike, as the day concludes with a barbecue. On Sunday there will be another jam packed calendar of events so if the weather continues to oblige the Cornerstone Festival sounds like it would be well worth a visit.

CRY to broadcast from Tallow CRY radio station from Youghal will broadcast the popular radio show, “Round the Table” with John Russell, from Tallow on this Friday night. Expect it to be a jam packed show, so if you can tune in then please do so as John will be chatting to many of the local clubs and organisations about their role in the Brideside town.

In Kennedy Cup Action CONGRATULATIONS to the WWEC team who played against Kildare in Limerick in the National Kennedy Cup competition last Monday for U13 soccer teams, winning their first match 2-1. 20 boys from the local clubs will take part, and with the World Cup also running at the same time there should be plenty to keep the boys occupied.

Victor has seen three of his former pupils join him on the teaching staff of the school at present and he will be missed when he departs on June 30th.

The school children will perform a farewell concert on Thursday morning, June 24th, and on the final day of the school term, June 30th, the children will have a farewell picnic.

Lismore quartet travel to Belfast

LISMORE will be hoping to do well when the result of the Best Kept Town is announced in Belfast.

The result will be known on Tuesday with Michael and Mary McBride, Rose Dowd and Susan Cronin making the trip north for this function. Lismore was looking very well in May when judging for this competition took place, and at present a lot of hard work is going in for the Tidy Towns judging.

Immrama Festival draws praise

Well done to the organisers of the Immrama Festival who saw over 5000 people flock to Lismore to enjoy a super weekend of literary presentations, workshops, and sideshow events.

The Festival of Travel Writing continues to go from strength to strength with a strong line up each year, so well done to all concerned.

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In The Driving Seat Michelin 'reinvents the wheel'

MICHELIN claims to have "reinvented the wheel", integrating tyre, braking system, motorisation and suspension all inside one ground-breaking unit.

The latest, most advanced version of the firm's "Active Wheel" was unveiled at "Challenge Bibendum" a symposium dedicated to environmentfriendly mobility, held in Rio de Janeiro. The device was fitted to - and demonstrated on - Peugeot's BB1 fourseater city car and to the WILL, a city car developed by French manufacturer, Heuliez. Michelin says that the Active Wheel incorporates electric motors to drive a vehicle, enabling manufacturers to produce either two, or four wheel-drive cars. The wheel also incorporates an electrical suspension system claimed to react to undulations in the road in just 3/1000ths of a second. Vehicles powered by the Active Wheel will have no need for a gearbox, clutch, transmission shaft, differential or shock absorbers, says Michelin, enabling a vast reduction in the weight and bulk of a car.

"The key to the Active Wheel's technological revolution lies in reducing the size of the engine and controlling the suspension system," said Peter Snelling, Michelin's Head of Communications. "These elements, in addition to the braking system and the tyre, are now integrated within the wheel. The result offers an unprecedented series of advantages for motorists equipped with this system."

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Peugeot, a sponsor of the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, is planning to use the event, which runs from 1-4 July, to celebrate its 200 years of brand evolution. The company will celebrate its past, present and future, with an exhibition on its show stand bringing to life its latest 'Motion & Emotion' brand signature.Participation in the innovative 'Mobile Motor Show' on Thursday, 1 July will see the new RCZ Sports Coupé demonstrated to potential customers up the hill and around the roads of Goodwood.

Complemented by the products of its past, Peugeot's automotive displays will include the Peugeot 302 Darl'mat - known as the 'Sochaux Rocket' - which took three top 10 places at Le Mans in 1937. Other key exhibits will be the iconic 402 Eclipse (the first car with a metal folding roof and a forebear of today's popular 207 & 308 CC - Coupé Cabriolet), and the 205 T16 that completely dominated the World Rally Championships of the 1980s. The present vehicles will include the new award-winning RCZ Sports Coupé that is characterised by its double-bubble roof - a legacy of the Le Mans 908 race car on display.

Minister for Communications, Eamon Ryan underlines his desire to work alongside Motor Industry

Added Mr Snelling: "Safety is also improved. The quality of the electric suspension in the wheel improves active safety. A digital board controls chassis stability and vehicle road handling. "The absence of a motor under the bonnet means that the entire front of the vehicle can be dedicated to absorbing shocks, enhancing passive safety." Michelin is unable at present to say when the Active Wheel will appear on a production car.

Driving down our tyre waste

BIG numbers of tyre retailers, dealers and distributors are signing up to a new drive to track the supply of tyres and their disposal.

The Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme (TRACS) is the country's first compliance plan and is approved by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. It was set up in 2008 to monitor the movement of tyres, including waste tyres.

It is estimated that 55,000 tonnes of tyre waste are generated here each year. There is now a database so all tyres can be traced from the time they are imported to when they are sold, up to when they are discarded or processed for recovery. Responsible importers, manufacturers, retailers and waste collectors have registered with TRACS. Visit

Alan Nolan, Director General SIMI, Eamon Ryan, Minister and Eddie Murphy SIMI President

SPEAKING at the SIMI’s (Society of the Irish Motor Industry’s) AGM recently, Minister Eamon Ryan said, “Electric cars are now a reality for Ireland. The grants available will mean an on-the-ground delivery of Government policy. The Programme for Government announced our intention to transform the Irish energy and transport sectors. We have made great strides in renewable energy, energy efficiency and now we begin the electrification of our transport fleet” Minister Ryan continued, “Ireland is well placed to get the best electric cars in the world. We can sell our electric car technology to countries around the world, with our high IT knowledge, systems knowledge and process knowledge. It is the country of development which is normally the country that performs best in this market.”

Newly elected President of the SIMI, Eddie Murphy, MD of Ford Ireland, commented on the issue of seasonality when it comes to new car sales. He said, “There needs to be a more even spread to the monthly registrations of new vehicles, as the current system is too lop-sided and places too much strain on working capital and logistics in the first four months. Equally, a lot of dealerships face 6 months of losses in the second half.”

Happy driving MORE than 60% of motorists claim to be happier driving alone, a survey commissioned by Škoda UK reveals, and according to a leading psychologist, this could be the answer to a healthier life. The national study, undertaken by YouGov, found that respondents shun friends, family and even celebrities when it comes to driving companions, in search of valuable 'me time'.

When alone, respondents listed listening to music and the radio as their top source of happiness in the car (40%).

Viewing beautiful scenery also uplifted their journey (12%) and nearly 10% of interviewees said it gave them time to think. Gladeana McMahon, one of the UK's leading psychologists, commented: "The findings from Škoda's survey illustrate how important alone time is. "Driving on your own gives you time to think, whether mulling over issues or remembering good times. "Given the hectic 24/7 lifestyles we all now seem to lead, the car has become a sanctuary for us to escape to, away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

"Current research into the area of Positive Psychology also shows that people who spend time reflecting on what they are thankful for, become more psychologically resilient. "So if used positively, your daily car journey can be channelled to make you healthier and happier."

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Guide to LEARNING TO DRIVE PASS YOUR TEST FIRST TIME Tips to help pass your test before you even leave the centre

1. YOU need to know your car inside out. Quite literally. The new technical checks to the Irish driving test were introduced on February 14th, 2005. They consist of three questions taken at random by the examiner out of 12 categories and will include all the major systems that you find under the bonnet! These include oil, coolant, brake fluid, screen wash, power steering fluid; tyres, lights, foot brake, parking brake, brake lights and steering wheel.

2. Secondary Controls…all the knobs and switches that are present in every modern car, and some that are not found in all models. You will not only need to know their respective functions but will be expected to operate all equipment adequately during the test, without taking your eyes off the road. This is best described as Touchy-Feely! 3.Paperwork requirements… which in Ireland are road tax,

compulsory insurance and, in the case of all cars over three years old, the NCT certificate. Not forgetting your Provisional License of course. If you have just bought a car in the lead up to your driving test, the failure of a garage to provide you with the necessary documentation to enable you to road tax your car will not carry any weight. If your car does not comply with the legal requirements, your driving test will not be carried out under any circumstances!

4. Changing a car at the last minute prior to your driving test is also a recipe that will prevent you from passing the driving test first time. It takes even an experience driver quite some hours to acclimatize to a new car. A learner will take even longer and will not have the necessary skills set to cope with dramatic differences in a strange car. A driving test is difficult enough without shooting yourself in the foot.


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5. If repairs are necessary to your regular car during the lead up to a driving test, then don’t leave things to the last minute. Spare parts sometimes are not always available off the shelf, and your beloved motor could be sunning itself on the top of a ramp when you should be piloting it to your first time driving test pass. In an emergency, it will take at least eight hours tuition and practise for a person who is absolutely ready for the driving test to switch cars and have a hope of passing. As a general rule no professional driving school will hire out a car for the test without having assessed the pupil’s skills, and then insisting on at least eight or ten hours practise to qualify for hire. If you are on the borderline in the skills department, a driving school may well decide not to offer you the car for hire for the driving test. There are safety and reputation implications to be considered in this scenario. 6. You need to be very familiar with the general area where driving tests take place, and should practise regularly at different times of day and different days of the week. You won't know the significance of different traffic flows unless you do. If you are caught out in a particular spot because it's Friday afternoon and the whole Universe is heading down this particular stretch of

road to get home after a gruelling week, then you only have yourself to blame for making a mess of things. Here we have the planning aspect (or rather the lack of it) rearing its ugly head again. Any one badly or dangerously executed manoeuvre due to stress in heavy traffic will mean the dreaded Grade Three fault, and a "Sorry you haven't been successful this time" remark from the Examiner when back at the Driving Test Centre. Guess whose fault this result is? It certainly isn't the examiner's or the heavy traffic!

7. If you have a long way to drive to get to the Driving Test Centre, then leave ample time in order to arrive at least ten or fifteen minutes early. Arriving early could mean that you will be taken out a little earlier, which may prove to be beneficial, and then again it may not. Either way, if you are six minutes late (for whatever reason) its bye, bye test and come back next year! Oh yes, and that will be another €75 please! There are, of course, manoeuvres and the techniques that will ensure you pass first time, but these are the main elements of the car requirements and protocols surrounding the driving test. Make sure you get these things sorted out first!

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For your protection, ADIs also undergo Garda vetting. What this means for you, as a learner driver, is better, more consistent standards and therefore better instruction.

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Learn to drive with an expert BUSINESS is booming for Corkman, Darren Mullane as his School of Motoring goes from strength to strength.

Darren (26), the youngest qualified driving instructor in Ireland, has built a successful business based on both technique and experience.

The Passage West native spent years in the public transportation industry before taking the risk and starting up his own business.

“At the time there weren’t a lot of qualified driving instructors available so I decided that, with my knowledge of cars, driving experience and love of teaching I could offer a lot to potential students,” says Darren. The RSA set up the ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) Unit to standardise instruction and develop better drivers.

To become an ADI there is a three staged exam to pass, which Darren believes helps him when teaching beginners.

“To become a qualified instructor I had to pass three gruelling stages of the RSA test, so I know how nervous pupils can be as I was once like them,” added Darren.

The father- of- one, one of the first to pass the RSA test, scored 95.5% on stage three, which tests the candidates ability to instruct pupils. Through his years driving Darren

saw first- hand many examples of poor driving on Irish roads.

As a result he offers an advanced driving training programme for qualified drivers tailored to suit their needs, to eliminate weaknesses or bad habits that have developed over time. Whether you’re a nervous learner or existing driver, had a previous accident or have special needs, Darren Mullane’s School of Motoring offers a wide range of services and free drop off and pick up service to all pupils in both Cork County and City areas.

In addition, Darren offers on request and free of charge, parking lessons and general motoring basics including tyre changing. A feature unique to his business. Darren provides dual-controlled cars for pupils without a vehicle, and is insured to drive a pupil’s personal car if nerves take over. A very high pass rate ensures the instructor is kept busy, with a large portion of business coming from referrals. The instructor operates one of the most competitively priced schools, with lessons from €29, and promises to match any qualified ADI instructor’s price in Cork if his own prices are more expensive, a fact he is confident is unlikely to occur.

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Top tips for your test In the driving test, the tester is looking for:

SAFE, competent, smooth driving with good and accurate observation. Proper timing and use of all mirrors. Simply put, the tester is looking for "common sense".

The tester is not looking for fault free driving. If you can do so, all the better. However, if there is a pattern of repeating the same fault, this will lead to failure. If you commit a single fault which is dangerous, or potentially dangerous, this will obviously lead to failure The best position is the straight position. Do not weave in and out between parked cars if the way ahead is clear, as this will lead to failure for incorrect road position. If there are no obvious hazards ahead maintain a position of equal distance between the kerb and the white line while on the straight or on bends. Move out early for parked vehicles or other hazards (e.g. children on the footpath etc.), indicating if necessary

Apply the handbrake where necessary i.e. on hills or when stopped for any length of time at traffic lights, in traffic or at stop signs etc.

Maintain reasonable progress. A good driving instructor or a tester is not impressed by a slow 'dawdling' drive. If it is legal and safe (due to road conditions) to drive at the speed limit, then do so. Do not delay at junctions if it is safe to go, especially at open junctions. A good driver should be able to drive a car smoothly, i.e. when changing gear you should not cause a jerk to occur. Braking should be gentle and progressive

and the accelerator should be used smoothly without 'jabbing'. Good and accurate observation is an essential part of good and safe driving. When emerging at T-junctions scan the road you are about to enter so that you know the way is clear. Never stare to the right when turning left, either at T-junctions or at roundabouts. Follow the correct position when turning right or left. Take left turns tightly where possible. When turning right from a major to a minor road do not overshoot or cut the corner

Checking the blind spots is an essential part of good driving. MSM - Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre. It is not the frequency of the use of mirrors that is important but rather the timing of the use of your mirrors. The left wing mirror tends to be under utilized by most drivers. Use MSM when, turning, left, right, changing lanes, on approaching roundabouts and over-taking, but do not forget your interior mirror when stopping and slowing.

React correctly to hazards. This means that you should not under react or over react. Read the road ahead and avoid getting yourself into an awkward situation. Look out for the child who may follow the ball, which is either moving or stationary, and pay particular attention to pedestrian crossings. Remember, a pedestrian only has right of way when they have at least one foot on the crossing.




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some questions on the vehicle controls as part of the test

Make sure you have a fully up to date and legibile insurance disc, tax disc and, where necessary, NCT disc displayed with the correct registration number on each. It is your responsibility to ensure that these are in order.

Make sure your tyres are in good condition and that the tread depth is above the legal depth of 1.6mm. Also ensure that the air pressure is correct and that the walls of the tyres are in good condition You must have a current learners permit with you on the day of your test. No other document will suffice under any circumstances. Also note as and from December 1st 2007 you must now hold a learners permit for 6 months prior to sitting the test.

The vehicle in which you are being tested should either be your property or the property of a driving school. Hired cars are not usually permitted unless the company specifically permits it. It is permitted for you to open a window, adjust the heater or operate any other relevant control during the course of the test. Please note that technical checks are part of the driving test. You must be able to demonstrate to the tester various checks, such as where the oil goes and how to check for oil and where are the fluids are stored. Other compulsory parts of the test are hand signals, the turnabout and the reverse. Remember to use adequate observation on both the turnabout and the reverse, and do not mount the kerb on either manoeuvre.

Make sure your vehicle is in roadworthy condition. All your lights should be working, especially all your brakelights and indicators. Make sure that no warnings are illuminated on the instrument panel, as tests will not be conducted.

You must be able to demonstrate easily that you know where all your secondary controls are e.g. fog lights. A tester will ask you

Choosing the right driving instructor

WHEN selecting a driving school you should bear in mind that you will be learning a skill necessary for the remainder of your life.

Therefore, choose carefully. Before selecting a school you should check the following: * Qualifications and training (if any) held by the driving instructor; they should have passed the three stage RSA qualification process and hold a full ADI permit * They hold a Full Irish Driving Licence

* Pass Rate * How long have they been in business as a driving instructor and is it a full or part time job * What are the charges?

Some tell tale signs that your driving instructor is just in it for the money: * Not giving you a full hour - 50 minutes (You can cover a new topic in ten minutes) * Recapping on the last lesson, which lasts nearly as long as the first (Some students need this time but not everyone) * Covering only one topic or ma-

noeuvre per lesson (Ideally, two or more areas with time allowed for practice) * Does not pick up the pace of instruction when asked to do so (It does depend a lot on the student but it is possible to increase the rate of delivery) * Taking time off the lesson for collection and returning to house or work (Within reason) * No Discounts * Charging extra for Saturdays * Not re-investing in a new or nearly new car (It does not mean they are bad, they are just not providing pupils with the best

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The dawning of the age of Aquarius? Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Midleton Summer Solstice Festival 2010

MIDLETON Summer Solstice Festival was blessed with summer sunshine as a large crowd attended the outdoor market and side events at market square on Saturday last. The organisers will have been delighted with the turnout as the good weather had everyone in a festival mood. Highlights on the day included set dancing and trad. music, a graffiti demonstration by Midleton Youth Club, street performances and face painting.

Fiona, Sarah, Josh and Sean enjoy the sunshine

The event was sponsored by Midleton & Area Chamber, Wallis’ Town Hall Bar and Complete Office Services, and was supported by Midleton Town Council and SECAD.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Conor Williams with his nan, Therese Gaffney

Ria and Daniel Halleren

Lauren Foley

However, the works would cost in the region of €63 million and that funding wasn’t available in the current climate.

Cllr. Sean O’Connor asked if the works could be phased. John Lapthorne replied that the first phase would be the development of Belvelly Bridge and this would cost €32 million. Once again, the senior engineer reiterated that funding was not available for this phase either.

Mayor Paddy Whitty requested that the report be submitted to the Department of Transport again. John Lapthorne stated that he has had extensive discussions with the Department of Transport about the Fota Road. However, in the near future, no funding is likely to be available.

Paudi Hurley with his mum Laura

Adam Joyce enjoys his time at Krafty Hands as instructor, Susan Herlihy looks on

Dungarvan Bay sponsored swim: already over-subscribed with 2 months to go!

Fionn, Tiernan, Farrah, Heather, Jessica and Ellie enjoy the sunshine

€63 million funding not available for upgrade of Fota Road

AT the May meeting of the Midleton Area Committee of Cork County Council, Cllr. John Mulvihill requested an update on the Fota Road, and the potential upgrading of same. John Lapthorne, Senior Engineer with Cork County Council stated that a report was commissioned on the upgrading of the Fota Road, and the Department of Transport inspectors had accepted this report.

Ryan Foley

WE would like to thank all those swimmers that have shown an interest in participating in our 16th Annual RNLI Sponsored Swim from Ballinacourty to Helvick on August 22nd.

Although we increased our numbers of swimmers from 30 to 50 this year, we have had wonderful response from would be participants and the swim is already over subscribed. A waiting list has been formed of those of you who were not in the first 50 confirmed participants.

Apologies to all those who are disappointed this year – hopefully we can call on you in the future to take part in this popular event which is the main fundraising event for the RNLI Helvick Lifeboat.

Hoping to see a great crowd on the pier in Helvick on Sunday August 22nd to cheer in this years swimmers and partake in the fun, festivities and barbecue... etc!

Joking around at the 2009 swim

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A sporting chance


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Youghal Chicken Supper’s Enable-d to win at Curraheen Park CONGRATULATIONS to Marion Twomey, Youghal who saw her greyhound, Chicken Supper, win in the Roundabout Inn (Mallow) A1 525 Race at Curraheen Park last week, as part of the Enable Ireland Benefit Night.

Richie Napier presented Marion with her trophy alongside Lisa, Paul, Kay and Robin Napier, John Carroll, Megan and Shaynah Faul, Sean Twomey (owner), John Kiely (trainer) and Liz Igoe (Commercial Manager, Curraheen Park). Meanwhile, (below) JJ Fennelly and Tommy Lyons presented John Casey, Paudie Walsh and Dick Mackessy of the DPJ Syndicate, Dungarvan with their trophy, following Cool Mac’s win in the Youghal Track Supporters Club InterTrack A3 Final at Curraheen Park on Saturday night.

Also included are Denis Fitzgerald (trainer), Batt Hurley, Maeve Saunderson and Brian Collins, Racing Manager.

Pride of Place at KGK Community Sports Hall

JUDGING day is nearing and tasks are under way in preparation for The Pride of Place. Thanks to all involved for your help and co-operation. There will be more information next week.

Anyone interested in booking the hall please call 087 9675399 between 7pm & 9pm. Remember the hall is available for birthday parties where children can enjoy indoor soccer and basketball.We look forward to hearing from you. The KGK Community Sports Hall Committee would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of John Corkery, Carrigeen, Lackaroe. May he rest in peace. The KGK Community Sports Hall is kindly sponsored by Tallow Area Credit Union.

Aghada’s Claire Morrissey celebrated her birthday at the Enable Ireland Benefit Night and is pictured with Midleton’s Jennifer Kelly. Claire was also awarded the Best Dressed Lady prize of a voucher for €250 for Divine Gowns in Kinsale. (Photos: Mike English)

Corkbeg pitch & putt TWO fourball competitions were played last weekend. Scores were very hot last Friday night. Con Shanahan and Ken O’Connell performed admirably to win the first nett, aided by a hole in one at the 7th for Ken. Derek Daly and Paudie O’Neill carded a great 10 under par to win the gross. Redmond Walsh and Martin Noonan also played well, but had to settle for second nett spot.

Tom Barry showed great form last Sunday winning the first nett in partnership with Billy Walsh. They had a score of 12 up. Redmond Walsh and Tim Horgan, who as a partnership are never too far away from the prizes, came up trumps again winning the gross with six

under. Second nett was won by Noel Kirby and Con O’Sullivan with 9 up. Congratulations to Derek Daly who qualified for the Munster Intermediate Finals.


There will be a competition on Friday night at 7.30pm and Sunday morning at 10.30am. The Corkbeg Open starts on Thursday 1st July and runs through to Sunday, July 4th. More details next week.

A meeting of the committee will follow the competition on Friday night.

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East Cork ladies darts


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

YOUGHAL GOLF CLUB Thurs 1st - Fri 2nd - Sat 3rd July

OPEN 3 Person Team Event Ladies/Gents/Mixed Sponsored by Youghal KIA Motors

Youghal GAA Golf Classic Fundraiser Entry Fee €25pp - Re Entry €15 Time Sheets (024) 92590/92787

THE two semi-finals were played in Colbert’s Bar and the first semi was between the Thatch Bar, Lisgoold and Finn’s Bar, Ballymacoda.

On Board 1 first on was Kim & Ann McGann against Assumpta & Lillian, with the Thatch winning the 1st game.

Then to the line were Claire & Sinead from Finn’s and Ann Watts & Ann Cody for the Thatch.

Finn’s took that game to make it 1 all and the single game next was Ann Watts for the Thatch and Lillian for Finn’s, with Ann taking the game. The Youghal GAA Golf Classic winning team was Breda Fitzgerald, Ann O. Coleman and Ann Coleman, who are pictured with sponsors Ned and Eileen O’Connell

ON a blistering hot day at the beautifully manicured Youghal Golf Club, almost seventy teams took to the fairways for the annual Youghal GAA Golf Classic Fundraiser. The golf commenced early on Thursday, 17th and continued throughout the glorious day. Golfers, non golfers, supporters and friends took out their drivers and putters, leaving the hurleys and sliothars at home for the day. Competition was keen, and the atmosphere was one of enjoyment. The prizes on offer were magnificent, kindly sponsored by Ned O’Connell Furnishings, to whom sincere thanks are extended for his great sponsorship. Jillian Corcoran, PRO, Youghal GAA, told the East Cork Journal that Captain, Jimmy Coleman, officers, members of the club, and staff could not have been

Lismore ladies golf

THE excitement of last weekend’s big event settled down in time for Wednesday’s 18 hole competition with the sun continuing to shine, especially for a few of our players. Amanda Power, who was third in the Lady Captains Prize with a score of 68, (Apologies to Amanda for omitting her name in the results list) kept up her good form to take first spot in this week’s comp.

more welcoming and courteous and again the thanks of Youghal GAA are extended to all. Burgers and refreshments were available all day on the 5th tee, and were very welcomed by all, who were glad of the opportunity to rest the legs and take a break.

The very popular winners was the ladies team of Breda Fitzgerald, Ann O Coleman and Ann P Coleman. Prize giving took place in the magnificent Golf Club after 10 pm by our Chairman, Seanie Ring. Uachtáran Christy Cooney was delighted to be present with Jimmy Coleman, Captain Youghal Golf Club, Officers of the G.A.A., members, players and friends. A special words of thanks to Mick & Paddy who rounded off a superb day, magnificently. - Denise FitzGerald In-form Katherine Moynihan claimed the Gross prize, with Bernie Burke playing well to finish up with second place on a day that was one of our warmest yet.


16/6/10: 18 Hole Stableford, Sponsored by Venture Trading. 1st Amanda Power (19) 39pts 2nd Bernie Burke (27) 38pts Gross Katherine Moynihan (19) 19 pts

The Thatch were heading for victory and Kim & Claire were up to battle it out. Kim won the game, giving the Thath victory to play in the final. Board 2 was the second semi-final, and it was Batt Murphy’s vs. Maggie May’s from Youghal. First to the line were Mary & Caroline for Batt’s, taking on Mags Barry & Mary Lyons for Maggie May’s with Maggie May’s winning the first game.

The second game saw Liz & Eileen for Batt’s against Louise & Sara for Maggie May’s - with Batt’s winning this game.

The single came next and Eileen from Youghal took on Nicole from Batt’s. It was a close game, but Nicole - hitting her double first - gave Batt’s a score of 2-1.

The next game was between Mags Barry of Youghal and Lorraine Dennehy of Batt’s. Mags won 2-1, leaving the final game as the decider - and what a cracker of a match it was!

Louise from Maggie May’s and Liz from Batt’s both played with 1 leg each, with Liz finally hitting the double first to give Batt‘s victory and a place in the final. The final is set for July 1st in Colbert’s Bar.


The Ladies Doubles take place this Thursday night, June 24th at the Thatch. Lisgoold ladies are asked to be there for 8pm and names are to be given to Ann McGann.

Mixed golf continues on Fridays at 6.30pm.

Let’s play darts.

20/6/10 - 23/6/10: NBCRI 18 Hole G.O.Y.

Thanks to Lisa at the Thatch for sponsoring the Ladies’ Doubles.

The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Kilkenny lay down a marker

ANYONE who had any doubts that Kilkenny will be the team to beat again this year, were left in no doubt that the “Cats” again mean business this year as Brian Cody’s side demolished Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday last. In that game Henry Shefflin surpassed fellow county man, Eddie Keher, as the all time championship scorer and he is sure to add to his tally as the season progresses. In the other Leinster semi final, Offaly came from behind to draw with Galway in a cracking contest with the replay going ahead in Portlaoise on this Saturday which is good news for the Leinster Council.

Munster Council, on the other hand, will be disappointed with the small attendance at both semi finals, with just over 11,000 attending the Waterford /Clare game on Bank Holiday Monday, while on Sunday last just 13,600 turned out for the Cork/ Limerick semi final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Another small crowd can be expected for the Kerry/Limerick football final, with the only full house guaranteed for the meeting of Cork and Waterford on July 12th in Thurles. The scramble for tickets will now be underway, for what should be another great occasion between these two counties.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh to be developed

Well done to Cork County Board for getting their proposal through to develop the stadium into a state of the art facility. The €40 million project will be good news for the local economy as well as for the construction industry. Planning permission for the upgrade, which will include a centre of excellence and training pitches, will help keep the future of Gaelic Games in Cork to the fore and should come on-stream in the next year or two to bring Páirc Uí Chaoimh up to the required standard for a national stadium.

Graham McDowell wins US open

With the Ryder Cup not too far away the victory of Graham McDowell on Sunday night in the US open at Pebble Beach is a further boost to the European side. The Irishman won with a level par performance in trying conditions for his biggest victory to date.

Shocks on the cards in World Cup

The beautiful game continues to throw up some shocks in the World Cup in South Africa and by the time this piece appears in print, teams such as France, England and defending champions, Italy may all be joining Cameroun on the plane home. What has been evident so far is that there are no standout sides present with Brazil, Argentina and Nederland’s looking a cut above the rest. Spain has yet to shine, while Portugal and the Ivory Coast will be battling it out for the final spot behind Brazil. Next week I will have a look at the qualifiers, but already there have been a few upsets. Meanwhile Ireland’s nemesis, France, are in turmoil with Nicholas Anelka being sent home, and it perhaps is no harm that Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are embarrassed by the performance of the National side who are only in the competition at the expense of Ireland who surely would have done better than France. England, too, are in turmoil after two draws and failure to beat Slovenia on today, Wednesday will see Fabio Capello’s side bow out. The England manager may well have a lot of big names in his squad, but leaving playmakers such as Joe Cole on the bench is crazy in my opinion. Football at the top level is all about the ability to pass and open up a defense, rather than to run and tackle which is required in the Premiership. Creative players win games at the top level and England, at this stage at least, do not look like potential winners and may well go home today unbeaten if Slovenia can get a draw.

Third Round Draws on June 27th at 6pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The draws for the third round games in the Cork senior hurling championship will take place on next Sunday evening at 6pm. It will be last chance saloon time at this stage for the four remaining sides hoping to progress into the open draw. In the Premier and Intermediate Grades the draw took place on Sunday night after the Cork /Limerick game with some interesting pairings emerging. In the Premier Intermediate Football East Cork sides Glanmire and Glenville managed to avoid one another, with Glanmire facing Carrigaline and Glenville meeting Newmarket. In the Intermediate grade Youghal will face Ballydesmond with Courcey Rovers playing Kinsale. In Premier Intermediate hurling, the loser from the Ballyea/ Fr O’Neill’s contest will meet the loser from the Castlelyons/ Watergrasshill game. In the Intermediate grade Aghada will play Fermoy while St Catherine’s will face Cobh. The full draw is available on the Cork GAA website.

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Fota Island Resort Munster Intermediate Open sees Charleville’s Tim succeed


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

AT THE Fota Island Resort Munster Intermediate Open, Tim O’Dea from Charleville Golf Club won the match play, and was presented with his prize by Seamus Leahy, Director of Marketing at Fota Island Resort.

Upcoming Golf Events AT FOTA ISLAND RESORT SUMMER 2010

The competition played out as follows: QUARTER-FINALS Eoin Mills beat Billy Egan Tim O’ Dea beat Steven Kelly Tony Collins beat Trevor McCarthy Jack O’ Flynn beat Brian McCarthy SEMI-FINALS Jack O’ Flynn beat Eoin Mills 4&3 Tim O’ Dea beat Tony Collins 1up

FINAL Tim O’ Dea (Charleville GC) beat Jack O’ Flynn (13 year old, Cobh GC) 2 up.

Youghal golf club LADIES

16/6/10 - Open 4 Person Team Event 1st Kay Curtin (20) Eileen Cashman (27) Patricia Motherway (30) Jane Coyne (36) 98pts 2nd Mary Lawton (17) Trish Landers (23) Paula Brennan (23) Breda O’ Donoghue (24) 94pts 3rd Sharon Lupton (19) Jo Swayne (25) Amanda O’ Neill Coyne (27) Avril Kelly (27) 93pts 4th Catherine Hayes (11) Mary Kennedy (16) Virgil Murphy (19) Mary Pomphrett (19) 93pts


23/6/10: Club Singles 30/6/10: Open 3Ball 7/7/10: Open 4 Person Team Event

Team news

Miele Fourball - 25/6/10

Lismore golf club

TUESDAY BACON: 1st Brian Curtin, Pat O’Brien, Ryan Corcoran 2nd: Frank Corcoran, Jim Cashman, Jordan Shanahan 10/6/10 OPEN QUALIFIER: 1st Bill Aherne (Slievenamon) (10) 39 PTS 2nd Martin O’Driscoll (17) 3rd Michael O’Grady (22) CSS 37pts

19/6/10 - 20/6/10 - 18 HOLE STABLEFORD: 1st Tim O’Leary (16) 43 Pts 2nd Willie Henry (14) 40 Pts B9

Youghal vs. Mahon Tee Time: 4.30pm at Mahon Golf Club Tee Time: 5pm at Youghal Golf Club

3rd Round of Ladies AA Championship - Southern District 27/6/10 at Mitchelstown Golf Club Intermediate Cup: Youghal vs. Fota at 11.30am Minor Cup: East Cork vs. Youghal at 1.10pm

Junior golf

15/6/10 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford Cat 1: 1st Conor Coyne (3) 41pts, 2nd David Ryan (24) 37pts Cat 2: 1st Harry Oliphant (35) 41pts, 2nd Oisin Keniry (35) 40pts 3rd Liam O’Keeffe (14) 40 Pts B9 CSS Sat 37pts – Sun 38 Pts 19/6/10: Irish Mixed Foursomes: Lismore 2 Clonmel 3


24/6/10: Open Qualifier Sponsored by Kelleher’s Super Valu, Cappoquin. 27/6/10 18 Hole Stableford. 27/6/10 Mixed Foursomes at 6.30pm


Time is fast approaching for our Captain’s Prize which will take place from July 2nd to 4th. Time sheets have been being posted in the clubhouse with the draw for playing partners taking place on Thursday, July 1st at 9pm. Cap-


15/6/10 - Open 18 Holes Singles Qualifier 1st Declan Wyer (19) 39pts, 2nd Brian Barry (14) 39pts CSS 39pts 17/6/10 - 19/6/10: Open 18 Holes Singles Stabelford 1st Sean Lordan (19) 44pts, 2nd Stephen Sheehan (13) 43pts, BG Darren O’ Sullivan (2) 36pts 3rd Declan Wyer (19) 42pts, 4th Niall O’ Riordan (15) 41pts Ring of Kerry, Best Fri: Tony Fitzgerald (16) 40pts, Best Sat: William Varney (11) 39pts, Best Sun: David Walsh (14) 41pts CSS 37pts


25/6/10 - 27/6/10: OPEN Singles 29/6/10: OPEN Singles Qualifier 01/7/10 - 3/7/10: OPEN 3 PERSON TEAM EVENT Ladies/Gents/Mixed. Entry Fee €25pp.

tain, Declan, is urging all members to participate in this competition which is the highlight of the playing year for the male members. Presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday, July 4th, at the earlier time of 8.30pm. We look forward to seeing all members over the weekend on what should truly be a great weekend for the club.

Club Matchplay Competitions

Matchplay has commenced with some games played. Round 1 to be completed by June 29th and July 6th respectively with no extensions allowed.

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you over the coming months!

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


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

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Cloyne road bowling club

Midleton athletic club juvenile section


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

This Saturday night is ladies night

(but the men can come along too!)

A FINAL reminder for all ladies in the area, whether experienced bowlers or absolute beginners, to come along and bowl with us for a bit of fun! We’ll be bowling along the road above Kilcrone House on Saturday next, June 26th starting at 5pm and entry will be €5 to cover insurance. Refreshments will be provided. The club will also be hosting a Social Night in Harty’s Bar later that night at 9pm. Disco/Karaoke as entertainment and entry is free. Come join us for a good night out! All are welcome.

Table Quiz

The club held a quiz night on Thursday, June 17th and raised about €200 towards the club’s funds. We’d like to thank all the club members, and parents of club members, who generously donated many prizes for the raffle. A big thank you to all who turned up and participated in the quiz and raffle, and to the generous patrons of Harty’s Bar who purchased many raffle tickets too - we are extremely grateful for all your support. Thank you also to John and Averil Rossiter who hosted the ‘challenging’ quiz. And finally, a special thank you to Harty’s Bar who provided us with the venue, quiz board, raffle tickets and food, and as always, looked after us so well!

Summer League Tournament

On Wednesday last, June 16th, Daniel Twomey received a bye and the score between Mick Mullane Jr and Keith

Dennehy was postponed to a later date. Friday, June 18th score was cancelled, to be rearranged, as the Regional Novice A Final took place in Cloyne.


Wednesday, June 23rd: 7pm - Mark Kennealy vs. Phillip O’Connor 7.45pm - Diarmuid O’Dallaigh vs. Jack Rossiter Friday, June 25th: 7pm - Brian Costine vs. Jerry O’Sullivan 7.45pm - John Hennessy vs. Mike Murray

Club Meeting

A meeting of the club will be held in Harty’s Bar on Thursday, June 24th at 9pm.

East Cork Novice A Final

John Butler of Carrigtwohill defeated John Paul Rohan of Ballincurig, in Cloyne, in the Regional Novice A Final on Friday last, 18th June. For a full report, please see “East Cork Bowling” notes.

For further information about the club and its activities, please contact John Rossiter (Secretary/PRO) on 087 6252936, Michael O’Donovan (Registrar/East Cork Delegate) on 087 9691275 or John Gleeson (Chairman/East Cork Delegate) on 087 1473236.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region Results

John Butler defeated John Paul Rohan in the Novice A Final. John Conneely defeated Liam Dennis in the Novice B Final. A meeting of the region will be held in O’Meara’s Bar, Ballinacurra, on Wednesday, June 30th, at 9pm. The East Cork Novice A Final between John Butler and John Paul Rohan was played in Cloyne on June 18th. It was played for a €300 stake with Butler favourite. It turned out to be a splendid contest with some very good bowling from both players. The score started at Kilboy Cross. John Paul started with a miler, but this was beaten by Butler - who stayed in front for the first five shots! He was 60 metres in front by now, but a big sixth from Rohan gave him his first lead. John Paul held the lead with a good seventh around the bend beyond Kilcrone House. Butler regained the lead with his next throw, and built up a good lead approaching the ‘no-play’ line. However, he just missed the line by 2 metres and with his opponent just passing the line it was all level after twelve shots. John Paul Rohan got a miler from here to regain the lead. However, John Butler was only just behind and got a great next shot to regain the lead by 20 metres for the last throw. John Paul missed the finish line and Butler made no mistake with a great bowl down the centre of the road to win a great contest in style!

Top class performances by Midleton athletes at Munster Championships THE Munster Under 9 – Under 11 2 X Team Track & Field Championships were held in Castleisland, Co Kerry on June 6th & 13th. Seventeen young athletes represented Midleton AC and brought home a total of nineteen medals. There were some outstanding performances at this very high standard competition, including a fantastic win for U9 team Paul Hartnett & Lucca Allen in the 300m race. They finished over 3 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed team in this event. Gold was also attained by U10 boys John Forde & Richard Phillips who ran outstandingly in the 60m Sprint. Also in the BoysU9 competition Paul Hartnett & Lucca Allen came 8th overall in the 60m Sprint. James O’Shaughnessy & Bevan Forde ran very well in their Sprint, while this partnership also gave a very good performance in the Ball Throw. These four boys also ran superbly to finish 5th in the Relay final.

In the Girls U9 events partners Lia O’Brien & Holly Tyrrell, performed excellently to come 2nd in the Long Jump, losing out on 1st spot by just 2cm. Holly Tyrrell & Jade Troy both ran a very solid race to come in 3rd position, while Jade & Lia finished 5th out of 21 teams in the 60m Sprint. These three girls, along with Ellen Ryan, ran very strongly to also finish 5th in their Relay final.

next weekend. Many thanks must go to their coaches, especially Joan Hough ,who puts a huge effort into training these fine young athletes. Results are as follows: GU9 Long Jump: Lia O’Brien & Holly Tyrrell, 2nd – 3.07m & 2.84m

BU9 300m: Paul Hartnett & Lucca Allen, 1st – 55 & 56.15

BU10 60m Sprint: Richard Phillips & John Forde, 1st – 9.22 & 9.77 500m: Aaron Leahy & John Forde, 3rd – 1.38.81 & 1.43.83

Aaron Leahy & John Forde

Relay: Richard Phillips, John Forde, Aaron Leahy, Declan O’Brien & Lucca Allen, 3rd -

BU11 600m: Taran Troy & Jack Hallahan, 3rd – 1.56.73 & 2.06.36

Ball Throw: Ronan Lynch & David Coates, 2nd – 33.16m & 31.04m

John Forde & Richard Phillips

As well as U10s John Forde & Richard Phillips’ 60m Sprint run, John & Aaron Leahy had a mighty run to come 3rd overall in the 500m. Luke Obersby & Declan O’Brien combined very well to finish in 5th spot in the Ball Throw, with Luke having the second longest throw (33.42m) in the competition. Declan & Luke also ran well in their 60m Sprint. Richard & Aaron came 7th in the Long Jump up against tough opposition.

The U10 Relay team made up of John, Richard, Aaron, Declan & Lucca Allen comfortably came through their heat to finish a brilliant 3rd in the final, with only a yard between the top three teams.

The Under 10 Relay Team

In the Girls U11 Kate Crowley & Roisín O’Callaghan competed very well to attain Personal Bests in both the 60m Sprints and Long Jump.

Finally, in the Boys U11 events Ronan Lynch & David Coates secured silver status in the Ball Throw, while Taran Troy & Jack Hallahan picked up well deserved bronze medals in a very tough 600m race. Taran and Aaron Hutchinson competed really well in the 60m Sprint to finish 5th, while Oisín Leahy and David Coates jumped near their Personal Best in Long Jump.

Paul Hartnett and Lucca Allen

Jack Hallahan and Taran Troy

As a result thirteen of the these athletes have now qualified for the All Ireland Championships which will be held on Saturday next, June 26th in Templemore, Co Tipperary. Congratulations to all our athletes who competed so well and the best of luck

David Coates

The Under 9 Relay Team

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


W.W.E.C. WWEC ELECTS NEW 2010 CHAIRMAN THE Annual General Meeting of the West Waterford East Cork Junior League took place last Monday night at Lismore House Hotel before a very large attendance. Indeed, the roll call showed only one club, Araglin, absent.


Michael O’Neill, League Chairman, welcomed the large attendance and guest Mr Ger Delaney, Administrator/Secretary Munster Football Association.

The various reports, the Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer were adopted, and the Treasurer’s report showed the League to be in a sound financial state, considering the expense of buying two tickets for the Aviva Stadium. The tickets will be used by the clubs for the forthcoming internationals at the stadium. Michael McBride’s report was a very comprehensive report, and it showed the costs incurred by the league, a league which is small in comparison to leagues throughout the country. When the expenses are analysed, and the cost of the tickets for the Aviva and the cost of the trip to Donegal with the youth inter league team are added, one can see the expense for the season, but credit the Treasurer and the committee as the end of year accounts show the league to be in a very healthy state. Paddy Pollard, Hon Secretary, presented his report, which we publish this week. It is a wide ranging report covering all aspects of the league activities over the twelve months. We will return to the report in the coming weeks.

League Chairman, Michael O’Neill delivered his report and we will publish Michael’s report in our notes next week.

Michael stepped down as League Chairman on Monday night after 4 years in the chair. The outgoing chairman, with Paddy Pollard, are the two longest serving members of the WWEC League, as both played in the inaugural year 1972, and both have served as referees, Hon Secretaries and Chairman of the League, truly a phenomenal record of 38 years.

Gerard Delaney, Administrator/Secretary of the Munster Football Association, said he is always delighted to attend the AGM of the WWEC. The large attendance of delegates attending the AGM

Mogeely FC

ON Thursday night, June 24th at 7pm, a players’ meeting will be held in the dressing rooms. It is very important that all players attend. Also any player that wishes to join the club for the next season is welcome to come along.

show the interest the clubs take in the running of the league. The reports of the Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer are always comprehensive, and after a season of high costs, the league is in a solid financial state. Ger went on to compliment the ref- Outgoing WWEC Chairman, Michael O’Neill with Paddy Pollard, Chairman of the Munster Senior League and Incoming Chairman of the WWEC erees from the league who officiated at provincial and national competitions during the season, and The league kicked off on Friday, September 4th the reports from those games. But the luck of the draw was not kind to us, as we and concluded on Tuesday, May 4th. had to travel to Letterkenny to play the Donegal Finally, Ger complimented Paddy Pollard on his It was one of the most exciting league finishes for League. election as chairman of the Munster Football Asa few seasons, with Brideview becoming champisociation, an honour he said many strive for, but ons and retaining their title, and Blackwater 4 At half time both sides were scoreless, and the neunot all succeed in attaining. It is an honour he said, trals present felt the first goal would produce the points behind in 2nd spot. not only for Paddy, but for the WWEC League. winner. Donegal got the all important break In the 1st division, Kilworth and Lismore set the through, and try as we might, hitting a post and Michael O’Neill then asked Paddy Pollard to adpace from the very first series of games, and both crossbar, we could not score. The home side scored dress the meeting as Chairman of the MFA. Paddy were promoted to the Premier for the coming sea- again in the last few minutes for a victory, but the said it was an honour for himself, his family, the son, with Kilworth promoted as winners of the di- score line does an injustice to the WWEC. WWEC League and the Lismore Club. It is a covision. incidence, Paddy said, that the date of the meeting, The squad of players did the league proud, and a th 14 June, is the date that the WWEC League beBlackwater became the first winners of the Ned special thanks to the manager, Tom Guiry, Coach came full members of the MFA, June 14th 1999. Barry Cup, kindly presented to the league by Lis- Ml Looby, and all the back room staff who helped out. more AFC, with Brideview B the runners up. Paddy thanked Michael O’Neill, Michael McBride, Noel Hegarty and Liam Fraser from the The Liam Fitzgerald Cup was won by Kilworth, During the season I witnessed some wonderful League, and Eddie Pollard from the Lismore club games within the league, games which show that defeating Railway Athletic in the final. for coming to Cork to the Munster AGM as supIn November, December and January we lost 4-5 the standard of quality in many of the clubs has import for himself. weekends through bad weather, but with the co-op- proved in the past year. However, I saw many eration of the clubs, referees and Hon Fixture Sec- games of a very low standard, with some clubs Paddy concluded by saying he knows he has a retary Noel Hegarty, we were able to complete our struggling to have 11 players on the field of play at proud tradition to live up to in Munster, but promkick off time. This is of grave concern to the comleague and cup games by May 8th. ised he will not let the WWEC down in his term as mittee, and clubs will have to look their club strucChairman of the province. Our league had teams competing in the FAI and ture, if they hope to survive in the future. Munster Junior Cup competitions, and this season Gerard Delaney then took the role of Chairman for we saw an increased number of clubs competing in I have, on many occasions, stated that the future of the election of League Chairman. Paddy Tobin was both competitions. I hope we can improve again any club depends on the under age structure within nominated and was unanimously elected Chairman the number of teams that will enter the competi- the club, as clubs without underage or youth teams of the WWEC Junior League. tions this coming season. I have, on many occa- will not survive in the years to come. sions through the years, encouraged clubs to The outgoing committee of L Fraser, N Hegarty, A compete in either competition, or both, as it is an Many clubs have improved, or are in the process McNamee, M O’Neill, M McBride, and P Pollard opportunity for the clubs to play against clubs from of improving their facilities, facilities that will enwas elected unanimously, with Eddie Pollard nomother leagues, and depending on the cup draws, hance the club in their community. In this era it is inated and elected. play against one of the top teams in the province. important that the club and community work hand By doing so, it will help to improve their own stan- in hand, and both will benefit from the co-operaAt the first committee meeting in two weeks time tion. dard and the standard of our own league. the officers will be elected, and there will be two more members co-opted onto the committee to orIn the Oscar Traynor Cup we were in a group with Unfortunately, within our league there are a few ganise the youth league, which will be an U17 the TS&DL, and The Munster Senior League, los- clubs that are content to continue each year as they league this coming season. ing both games. The game against the TS&DL saw have since they became members of the league. us come from three goals down to draw level be- This is not forward thinking or planning for club Noel Hegarty then read out the times for each club fore half time. Unfortunately we conceded three or league, and I ask those clubs to make an effort to attend the online presentation on Saturday, July goals in the 2nd half, and we also lost to the Mun- by showing they have the will and the foresight to 10th. become more active in the league and in their own ster Senior League in Cappoquin. Pride of place has to go to our Youth Inter League community. The First Delegate Meeting of season 2010/11 will team, who brought the league to a new height in Again this year I ask clubs to appoint a club PRO. be held at Lismore House Hotel at 8.30pm. Clubs youth football, and this considering the problems It is important that clubs have their fixtures, results please note time. we encountered in organising our own youth and any club activity on the local press as this is one way to have the club to the forefront in the league. community.


I submit my report to you on the workings of The West Waterford East Cork Junior League for the past season 2009/10

We commenced our season on August 15th with the opening rounds of The Tony Bolger Cup and Bolger Plate, culminating with Blackwater defeating Mogeely in the final of the Cup, which was played in Tallow, and Inch defeating Accrington Celtic in the final of the Plate, played in Fermoy.

We defeated the TS&DL in Cappoquin, and two weeks later we travelled to Waterford without three of the victorious team that played in Cappoquin. On the night, Waterford proved much too strong for us. We then travelled to Scanlon Park, Kilkenny, knowing a win would see us in the open round as section runners up to Waterford. A fantastic performance from the team saw them defeat a fancied Kilkenny side, and for the very first time in the League’s history, we were into the open round of the Youth competition.

For the past few years I have written of the necessity of coaching within our clubs. I do so again this year, and I ask clubs to send their team managers on coaching courses, courses that will be conducted by our RDO, Michael Looby. Coaching is a step forward, and this will benefit the clubs at all levels.


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I want to congratulate the referees who officiated at provincial and national competitions in the past season. The league is delighted to see our referees officiating at such games, as it shows the standard of refereeing has improved within our league through the years. Unfortunately, there is a high level of abuse towards our referees at many of our league and cup games. The amount of fines is testimony to the number of yellow cards received by players, with a large percentage of those for abuse. I appeal to clubs here to-night to speak to their team managers and players to

stop this abuse, as we run the danger of referees not being willing to continue refereeing, and if we do not have referees, we have no league. We are losing at least two referees this season through retirement, and I ask clubs to get some of their ex players to become involved. Otherwise we will not be able to have a complete fixture list each weekend.

The WWEC League would not be able to function without the wonderful sponsorship we receive each season. and on behalf of the league I wish to publicly thank Mari Mina Pharmacies, Lismore House Hotel, The Dungarvan Leader, Bertie O Mahony, Celtic Furniture Enterprises, Ltd, The Red Store , Youghal, The Fraser Family, for

their very generous sponsorship in the past season.

To WLR, CRY, and the local press, I want to say thanks for the wonderful coverage they give our league each week, and Tom Power for his input into the league web site with fixtures and results appearing each Sunday night. I want to thank the Brideview club for the use of their facilities to hold our delegate meetings since November.

At inter provincial level I want to thank Ger Delaney, Administrator/Secretary Munster Football Association, for all his help and advice in the past season, and all my fellow officers and committee members of the WWEC for their time, commit-

ment and dedication to the league. Finally, very sincere thanks to our chairman Michael O’Neill, who retires to-night after four years in the chair. All of us in the league, clubs or committee, have found Michael to be courteous and obliging at all times and I am delighted that Michael has agreed to stay on the committee, as his expertise will be a considerable asset in decision making in the future.


The first Delegate Meeting of the new season, 2010/11, will take place at Lismore House Hotel on Monday, July 26th, commencing at 8.30pm. All club applications must be

with the League Hon Secretary on or before that date, as the draw for the Tony Bolger Cup will be held at the meeting. The season will kick off week ending August 14th.

Clubs please take note of the time of the Delegate Meeting at 8.30pm.


With all the excitement in Cork the previous week, Liam Fraser was able to keep the birthday news a secret. It was only last week we discovered that Liam has now qualified for the over 60’s team and he joins, if we can say, a very distinguished, no I did not say extinguished, I said distinguished, group or is it only two, on the committee. Liam and


his friend, the Hon Secretary, can now retire to the land of Tir Na nÓg, a land where one never grows old! Well they keep telling us at committee meetings how fit they are. Anyway Liam, Happy Birthday.


Through our notes, Paddy Pollard wishes to say a sincere thanks to all who phoned, send texts and emails on his election as chairman of the Munster Football Association.

Paddy said sport is sport, and the tributes came from all sports and he is very appreciative to everyone who took the time to contact him.

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

The event is being co-ordinated to provide the people of Midleton and its surrounding areas with the opportunity to meet with local clubs, and to avail of the chance to take up a new sport, leisure or physical activity.

The event is open to everyone, young and old, and all are welcome to come along on the day and see the range of Sports and Leisure activities available in your area. Some local face painting artists will be on hand to paint the kiddies faces free of charge, with help from the very funny “ Trev the Clown”. Small children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. There has been a huge response from the clubs and organisations in the area so far, with over 30 stands already confirmed for what’s sure to be a great day. Some of the clubs and organisations there on the day will include: GAA, Soccer, Darts,

Midleton FC THIS is AGM time and our club is now so big we need ladies and gents volunteers to help out with club academy, coaching, administration, club fundraising, club grounds, club development, club weekly lotto, club shop and marketing and communications. Please contact any club official or Michael Kirby, Eddie Allen and Pa Coakley. Your help is needed.

Volunteers required

The FAI Summer Camp, which will be held at Knockgriffin Park for boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years, from August 9th to 13th, is booked out.

FAI Summer Camp

Under 14 soccer trials for U14 team for the new season in the schoolboys league will be held every Thursday at 7.30pm, at Knockgriffin Park. All welcome.

Under 14 trials

Magpie lotto results from June 17th for a jackpot of €6,750. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10 and 27. There was no winner.

Magpie lotto

Bonus jackpot of €1,000. The numbers drawn were 9, 19, 23 and 24. There was no winner. Lucky dip winners who each receive €20: Stuart Costigan (Stuart), Jordyn Power (Bawney), Rossa Williams (PA), Breda Fitzgerald (Pa), Kyra and Alanna (Goldie), Noel Meade (Conor), Breda Fitzgerald (Pa), Mary, Emma and Deirdre Keane (Pa), Eileen Cooney (D. Hickey) and Claire Lynch (B. Lynch). The next Magpie lotto draw will be held on Thursday night, June 24th at the Club House, Knockgrifin Park, at 9.30pm for a jackpot of €7,000.

Under 12 League round up Midleton 5 Rockmount 1

An unfamiliar looking Midleton side went out against Rockmount, knowing their relegation had been sealed in Tuesday’s match. Cormac Beausang again went in goal, with Eric Taft at left back and Fergal Roche right back. Martin Aszyjczyk, Anthony Walsh, Aaron Butler and Cian McNerney played well in a new-look midfield, with Conor Fitzgerald and China Igboanusi

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up front. Rockmount got a couple of early runs at Cormac in the Midleton goal, but he dealt with them very confidently. With so many unfamiliar faces in the side, it was no woinder it took Midleton a while to settle, but settle they did with Aaron, in particular, having a storming game in the centre. Muiris Moloney scored from the halfway line with a clearance that bounced straight over the keeper’s head and into the back of the net. Midleton relaxed a little, and Conor Ftzgerald put them two up with six minutes to play in the first half. Rockmount pulled one back with six minutes gone in the second half, and Midleton looked edgy again. Rockmount piled on the pressure from corners and open play, but Midleton held out, until Conor went up to score his side’s third with fifteen minutes to go. By now, Owen Coates and James Leahy were into the Midleton midfield, Aaron moving back to his usual left back berth, and Martin coming off. Luke Finnerty went off injured to be replaced by Ross Cummins. Jack Enright made it 4 – 1 to Midleton with thirteen minutes left, and Conor Fitzgerald wrapped up his hat-trick with six

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minutes to go, injuring himself in the process. It was enough to grab him the Top Scorer Trophy for the side for the second year running. The effort put in by this side was amazing, gathering ten points in the last three games, scoring thirteen goals with only two conceded.

Midleton panel: C. Beausang, E. Taft, F. Roche, L. Finnerty, M. Moloiney, A. Butler, M. Aszyjczyk. A. Walshe, C. Fitzgerald, C. Igboanusi, C. McNerney, J. Enright, R. Cummins, O. Coates and J. Leahy. Scorers were Muiris Moloney, Conor Fitzgerald (3) and Jack Enright.

Under 12 League (cont) Crosshaven 1 Midleton 8

Midleton went looking for the win they desperately needed in their chase for points. For the first fifteen minutes they looked nervous, taking long-range shots rather than working the ball in close for goal scoring opportunities. This, despite Jack Enright giving them the lead with a welltaken goal after only three minutes. Once they started to settle down though, they showed what a good footballing side they are. Alan Ware got the second, following in like all good wingers should. The Crosshaven keeper was in fine form, making one on one stops from China Igboanusi, Conor Fitzgerald and others.

taster sessions on the day, so you can see them in action or join in yourself.

Owen Coates and James Leahy bossed the midfield and ran riot in the space they got.

Seadhnaidh Smyth was again outstanding, ably assisted by Muiris Moloney and Ross Cummins. Aaron Butler had a superb game as left back, with most of the pressure focused on his side. Conor got in on the goals with two in seven minutes before the break, and Midleton looked comfortable. China got his first just before the break to put Midleton five up. He then completed his first hat-trick in the second half, while Crosshaven pulled one back. Conor Fitzgerald capped a great performance with a superb long distance lob to finish the scoring with a minute to go. Crosshaven’s keeper deserves a special mention, despite the score line. Midleton hit the woodwork four times in all, but the Crosser keeper made great saves time after time to deny the Midleton side.

MoM: James Leahy. Scorers: Conor Fitzgerald (3), China Igboanusi (3), Jack Enright and Alan Ware. Subs: Eric Taft for Aaron Butler, Cormac Beausang for Seadhnaidh Smyth, Martin Aszyjczyk for China and Fergal Roche for Jack Enright. Midleton panel: J. Wyer, A. Butler, R. Cummins, S. Smyth, M. Moloney, J. Leahy, C. Igboanusi, O. Coates, C. Fitzgerald, J. En-

The Sports and Leisure Open Day is part of the Active Communities initiative recently launched by the Co. Cork Local Sports Partnership to increase levels of participation in physical activity in Co. Cork through the delivery of exercise and physical activity programmes. The Sports and Leisure Open Day will be officially launched this coming Saturday, June 26th at 12 noon by local sports personality and Cork Football Manager “Conor Counihan”. Further information and enquiries about getting your club or organisation included on this day please contact Colm on 087 6570885 or

right, A. Ware, C. McNerney, F. Roche, M. Aszyjczyk, E. Taft and C. Beausang.

Under 12 League Saturday, May 22nd: St. Mary’s 2 Midleton 1

Midleton lost out by the smallest of margins in yet another tight game, this time away to St. Mary’s. 2 – 0 down in the second half, they wouldn’t lie down, and China Igboanusi scored his first goal for the team with a scrappy goal. Cormac Beausang hit the crossbar direct from a corner, which summed up Midleton’s luck in the league this year. Try as they might, they couldn’t get the equaliser which their play deserved. Luke Finnerty saved Midleton from an almost certain goal, when a St. Mary’s player rounded Joe Wyer, and was about to tap into an empty net, when Luke came out of nowhere to nick the ball off his toe, and out for a corner. Just a pity it didn’t affect the outcome. Midleton panel: J. Wyer, A. Butler, R. Cummins, l. Finnerty, M. Moloney, J. Leajhy, M. Aszyjckzyk, C. Beausang, C. Fitzgeralld, J. Enright, A. Ware, C. McNerney and C. Igboanusi. Scorer, China Igboanusi.

The Schoolboys League has now come to an end until next season.

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Youghal cycling club’s weekly spin Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

NEW Club Kit Roll Out - June 20th

IT finally arrived. The new club kit was unveiled last Sunday when a group of 10 gathered at Moby Dicks at 8am for our grand depart. All suitably kitted out in the blue and magenta Santani gear, we decided to take in a scenic coastal route for our weekly Sunday Spin. We rode out the main Cork road before diverting down the bog road for Ballymacoda. From there, we climbed the coastal road to Garryvoe and onto Shanagarry before turning down to Ballycotton. We climbed again out of Ballycotton up to Churchtown South before dropping down to Whitegate for our scheduled coffee stop. As we dined on our refreshments, we were treated to a rowing race taking part in the Bay. Suitably refueled and ready for road, we took off again for Aghada and Saleen before rolling around East Ferry and onto Midleton. From there we rode the main road back to Youghal for around 12.30pm with a challenging 100km route completed.

The 10am group consisting of 6 riders also gathered on the good morning in the new Kit. The riders also travelled out the main Cork road before diverting down the bog road for Ballymacoda. From there they rode onto Garryvoe and Shanagarry where they refueled on tea, coffee and sausage rolls for some. Ready for road, they rode onto Cloyne, Ballinacurra and Midleton before turning back the main road to Youghal. They arrived back in Youghal for around 1.15pm with another relaxing 65km completed for those who participated.

The Leahy Cup, Cobh

Last Sunday, Ballymore Cycling Club held their annual Leahy Cup Race in Cobh. On the day, THE Youghal club was represented by Eoin Whyte and Brain Sanders, also in their new club kit.

They were both riding the senior event which consisted of 7 laps of a 10km and very hilly circuit. The who’s who of southern road racing were all in attendance, so this was to be biggest challenge of the year for the lads. Both rode very well, with Eoin finishing in the top 10 and Brian finishing in the main bunch. Well done lads, more of the same soon please.

Best of luck

Best of luck to Local Youghal IRONMEN, Tom Curran and Conor Coleman, who have this week departed for France to take part in an International Ironman event. Best of Luck,

Affiliated with Tennis Ireland Wimbledon Club Night

SATURDAY, June 19th marked the end of another successful week for Lower Aghada tennis. lads, on this mammoth task. Tune in next Brian and Mary Barnes, Tricia O’Leary and Kevin Day comweek for a full report on how they got on. peted in the final of the Grade 5 Mixed Doubles event in the Club website Munster Senior Open held in Information about the club, cycling in the Sunday’s Well. area and cycling in general, can be viewed at our club website. It has to be seen by all at Played under brilliant sunshine Mary and Brian made the

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 ).

quicker start, and with some excellent attacking net play took the first set 6-0. Their form carried on into the second set moving to a 5-1 lead. However, as all tennis players know, getting that last game is always difficult. Kevin and Tricia, who had been battling hard throughout, managed to stave off two match points to break Brian’s serve, before winning the next game to move to 5-3.

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 Mary and Brian’s attacking style reasserted itself to finally close Clock Gate. out the match against their good This is the perfect time for someone new to friends and doubles partners 6-0, start with the group. With a steady pace and 6-3. friendly people you are assured of an enjoyable spin. New members or visitors to the With the tennis season in full swing Lower Aghada is in good area are always welcome. shape. Saturday marked the 6th If you have any questions about the club or final appearance for Lower attending one of our weekend spins, please Aghada players, with other wins contact our Club Secretary, Jonathan at 086- coming for Brian and Mary in 8563292 for details. See you all Sunday Bishopstown and James Cooney and Tricia in Causeway. morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

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The ever popular Wimbledon Club Night is back again on Friday, June 25th. Everyone is welcome for what is sure to be another fun night of tennis, mixed with Strawberries and Cream. This event will be run by Catriona McGregor and Declan Whelan Curtin and will cost the same as normal Club Night at €5.

Singles Ladder

The Singles Ladder is entering its fourth month and has proved amazingly popular, with close to 40 players signed up. If any members are interested in joining the ladder contact James Cooney (0872438390) or Declan Whelan-Curtin (0851432064). Details can be found on

Junior Coaching

Junior Coaching came to a close last week. The committee would like to thank our three brilliant coaches Jo-Anne Williamson, Cian Blake and Declan WhelanCurtin.

Club news

Club news can now be found at and next week on our newly created Facebook page


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Castlemartyr Baile na Corra edge out spirited ladies football St. Ita’s


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The Championship

WE wish our senior hurlers and management the very best of luck for Friday night’s encounter in Round 2 of the County Championship with Killeagh at Castlemartyr. This promises to be a keenly contested encounter with the men in Green and, no doubt, Cloyne’s supporters will turn out in force to support the team. Ar aghaidh leis an gcluiche!

Cork vs. Limerick

Congratulations to our two representatives on the Cork senior hurling side which won the Munster semi-final game against Limerick – Dónal Óg Cusack and Paudie O’Sullivan. Goalie Dónal Óg brought off a wonderful save, while Paudie scored an equally wonderful goal in injury time.

Junior Hurling League (Div. 2): Cloyne 4-6 Sarsfields 2-15

Following a very interesting game, our junior ‘A’ hurlers narrowly went down to Sarsfield’s when the sides met at Riverstown on June 14. The home side led at the interval by 2-6 to 1-5. A feature of the game was a hat-trick of goals by ultra-veteran, Philip Cahill, who informs this column that his first game against Sars was in 1982 when playing for Imokilly in the county senior championship!

TEAM: Mark Considine, Ross McCarthy, Graham Fleming (1-0), Fergal O’Brien, James Cotter, Morrie Lynch, Paul O’Sullivan, Conor O’Lomasney, Tom O’Shea (0-2), Philip Cahill (3-0), Shane O’Brien, Vincent Cusack, Keith Dennehy (0-3), Robert Jermyn, and Alan Roberts. Patrick Dineen, James Northridge, Mike Cremin, Diarmaid Hallahan (0-1), and Anthony Quinlan substituted.

Senior Hurling League: Cloyne 2-8 Midleton 1-14

A goal in the last five minutes gave the Magpies the points in an entertaining game at the Spital Street pitch on Tuesday, June 15th. Both sides were under strength in this hastily fixed game, but they rose to the occasion and gave of their best. Scores were level at the interval whistle (Cloyne 1-5 Midleton 08), so a promised second half beckoned. Cloyne introduced four substitutes in that half – largely in preparation for their upcoming county championship against Killeagh on June 25. Even though a defeat followed, the team management was relatively happy with the performances of their charges. TEAM: Shane O’Brien, Brian Fleming, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Eoin O’Sullivan, Maurice Cahill, Killian Cronin, Declan Dineen, James Lynch (0-1),

John Cotter, James Nyhan (0-1), Colm O’Sullivan (0-1), Ashley Walshe (0-5), Kevin O’Lomasney (1-0), Conor Cusack, and Tom O’Shea (1-0). Maurice Lynch, David Ring, Keith Dennehy, and Mark Considine substituted.

Junior Hurling League (Div. 2): Cloyne 1-12 Midleton (2) 2-13

Another junior league encounter took place at Spital Street on June 16th when Midleton took the honours in a closely contested game. The first half was a game of two quarters. Cloyne dominated the first one - then the Magpies freely pointed to leave the score at 0-10 to 0-6 in their favour. Into the second half, and Cloyne scored four unanswered points, to level the game coming up to the last quarter.

A Midleton goal was registered on the fifteenth minute and this was answered by two Cloyne points and one for Midleton. However, on the twentieth minute, Midleton goaled again when goalkeeper, Mark Considine seemed unsighted by the setting sun, with the ball dropping into his net. Cloyne went on to the attack but could not find the net until a minute in injury time when Philip Cahill hit a great ‘20’, having been unlucky not to have scored a similar free five minutes earlier. Most impressive for Cloyne were Mike Cremin, Ross McCarthy, and Tom O’Shea, while David Ring delivered a good display of free-taking. TEAM: Mark Considine, Mike Cremin, Ross McCarthy, Fergal O’Brien, James Cotter, Maurice Lynch (0-1), Shane O’Brien, Tom O’Shea (01), Vincent Cusack (0-2), Conor O’Lomasney (0-1), Graham Fleming, David Ring (0-7), Alan Roberts, Philip Cahill (1-0), and Keith Dennehy. Patrick Dineen and Paul O’Sullivan substituted.


JHL (Div. 2) - Cloyne vs. Aghada at Rostellan on Sunday, June 27 (7.30pm) JHC ‘A’ Cloyne vs. Bride Rovers at Ballynoe on Saturday, July 3 (7.30pm) JHC ‘B’ Cloyne vs. Midleton at Ballinacurra on Tuesday, July 13 (7.30pm)

Super Lotto

The Jackpot of €4,700 was not won. The winning numbers were 10, 12, 13, and 14. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (3) for a prize of €1,000 was not won. Match 3 winners included Mary McGrath, Ballydwyer; EP Doyle, Garryvoe; and Michelle & Nuala Cotter c/o Post Office. Each receives a prize of €50. The next draw takes place on Thursday next, June 24th at Tosh Cahill’s Bar with the Jackpot standing at €5,000.

Castlemartyr 1-15 St. Ita’s 3-6

THE Village G4M ladies hosted the ladies from Clann na nGael in West Cork last Friday night in Ballinacurra in a long awaited challenge match.

The whole ethos of the G4M initiative is participation on a non-competitive basis, while providing a fun social element to ladies gaelic football. The ladies taking part were aged between 20 and 48 years old. Many of the ladies had never played football before so the G4M initiative is a refreshing approach to get women and their families involved in their local GAA Club through the direct involvement of the mothers. It also provides an environment for the ladies to improve their fitness and well being. Thankfully the weather had cooled down by the throw-in time and an inquisitive crowd had turned out to watch the proceedings unfold. As this was a challenge match the format was slightly different to the normal G4M format, on the basis that our visitors had travelled all the way from Drimoleague.

Jimmy Smiddy, who featured strongly on the scoresheet in Castlemartyr’s recent championship win over St Ita’s in the JHC preliminary round

THE final whistle was a welcome sound indeed for defending champions, Castlemartyr, as they had to dig deep to overcome the gutsy challenge of St. Ita’s ,in the preliminary round of the East Cork Hurling championship in Copperalley on Friday evening last the 18th of June. With the last act of the game Padraig O’Brien, the impressive net minder from Gortroe, and his sides top scorer over the hour, stood over a 30 yard free with the intention of blasting the ball to the net like he had done a couple of minutes previously. Unfortunately for Ita’s his low shot was cleared and the ref blew the final whistle. Castlemartyr had got of jail, and were safely into the third round.

Castlemartyr, playing with the aid of a strong breeze, were quick off the mark, and raced into a 3 point lead within the first three minutes through Barry Lawton and a brace from Jimmy Smiddy. However, this only spurred on the Ita’s men and, showing great commitment and passion that was not being matched by the men in Red, equalised through a long range free from goalkeeper, Padraig O’Brien which found the net from all of 80 yards. Castlemartyr were very sluggish and were guilty of some wayward shooting, and finished with a tally of 7 wides in the first half. A point from the Gortroe men gave them the lead on the 9th minute but a fine Brian O’Tuama point, followed by another Jimmy free, restored Castlemartyr’s advantage, by the end of the first quarter. The wide tally continued to creep up during the second quarter and it took until the 24th minute before the Reds scored again, with Eddie Clifford scoring a fine point to make it 6 points to 1-1.But Ita’s almost took the lead a couple of

minutes later when the impressive Luke O’Brien bore down on goal and looked certain to bellow the net. Out of nowhere Adrian Bowens appeared and got in a vital block to deny the Gortroe man, and the ball trickled out for a 65.This was slotted over, along with a well taken sideline by Gerry McCarthy, but Jimmy Smiddy cancelled these out with a couple of frees to leave it 8 points to 1-3 at the short whistle. A two point lead with the stiff breeze that was blowing didn’t feel like enough at this stage, and it was a worried Castlemartyr outfit that entered the dressing rooms at half time.

The Reds needed to start well in the second half to steady their nerves, and this is exactly what they did when Jimmy Smiddy buried the ball to the net from close range immediately on the restart. If this was a cue for the Gortroe men to fold their tent and wait for the backdoor, they certainly didn’t heed it. They replied quickly with a point, and on the 35th minute got a wonder goal of their own, through their dangerous full forward, Seamus Harnedy, when he ran through a wall of Castlemartyr defenders and buried the ball into the far right hand corner. It was now a one point game and Ita’s were hunting in packs. Three of their men were surrounding Castlemartyr men at every opportunity, and it looked like it could be their day. But things started to improve for Castlemartyr on the introduction of Seanie Hennessey on the 38th minute. He began showing for the ball straight away and making things happen around him. Jimmy Smiddy pointed two frees to stretch the lead to 3 again by the 43rd minute, and a fine Evan

The match was 12-a-side for two halves of 15 minutes. The normal G4M blitz events would be 9-a-side for two 5 minute halves.

Anyway, proceedings got underway and those in attendance were pleasantly surprised by the standard and enthusiasm offered up by the ladies from both teams.

The final outcome was not important, but suffice to say that the Baile na Corra ladies were satisfied with their performance on the night and the husbands, boyfriends, sons and daughters in attendance all went home happy and proud in the knowledge that their wife or partner and mother can play football too! There was sandwiches, cakes and tea afterwards in the club rooms and before heading off to sample the delights of the local East Cork hostelries, the Clann na nGael ladies invited us down for a re-match at a later date, which was happily accepted. All the Baile na Corra ladies can now look forward to the Munster G4M blitz to be held in mid-July.

Take note, if there are any ladies out there who would like to come along and enjoy themselves in a fun sporting environment they should contact Steve Kane on 086-8368600. The ladies get together twice a week every week and the training is quite varied. Please remember the emphasis is on fun, so if it’s a physical competiive environment you’re looking for, then you should probably look elsewhere.

Girls training

After the free weekend the underage camogie and football training for all girls will resume next weekend with times and dates to be advised as usual by text.

point made it 1-11 to 2-4.But never say die Ita’s pegged back another couple and as the game entered the final 10 minutes it was only a 2 point game. Castlemartyr’s first touch was poor, and some poor options throughout the field were being punished by the Gortroe boys. Finally the Reds put a bit of daylight between the sides when they rattled off 4 unanswered points. Jimmy Smiddy bagged three of these, with one coming from play, and Seanie Hennessey adding another. Entering the final couple of minutes the Reds now had a 2 goal advantage, and their supporters were starting to relax. But this all changed when Padraig O’Brien nearly broke the net following his pile driver from about

25 yards. It was now all to play for again and Ita’s went at it hammer and tongs. In fairness to the Castlemartyr rearguard, they were equal to the challenge and they repelled wave after wave of Ita’s attack. But there was to be one last chance for the Gortroe men at the death, when Padraig O‘Brien addressed another 30 yard free. This time his connection wasn’t as sweet and the relieved Reds rearguard were able to clear their lines. With that the game was over, and it is now on to the third round. TEAM: D. Fleming, O. Smiddy, R. O’Donovan, Barra O Tuama, D. O’Keeffe, B. Smiddy, A. Bowens, Brian Lawton, P. Horgan, J. Smiddy (1-10 07 frees), E. Clifford (0-1), Brian O Tuama (0-1), Barry Lawton (0-1), M. Bowens, E. O’Keeffe (0-1). Subs used: S. Heneessy (0-1).

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Youghal Camogie U12s D County Final

Killeagh / Ita’s juvenile


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Youghal 3-4 Ballinascarty 0-1

THE venue was the new Camogie grounds in Mahon and the game was set for 7.15pm. It was a glorious day and one that Youghal Camogie will remember for a very long time. The support from the club was huge and spurred the girls on even more with their encouragement.

The game started off a little shaky for the girls as the nerves had not settled, and there was almost a very early goal from the Ballinascarty side, but the Youghal defence was on the ball and nothing was going past goalie, Niamh Kelly, on the day. Full back, Niamh Roche played a stormer cleaning up every ball and sweeping it out to her very good corner back line of Chloe Landers and Elizabeth Brennan.

The very consistent centre back line of Eimear Farrell, Louise Dempsey and Clodagh O’Keeffe did their jobs putting the good centre forwards of Ballinascarty under a lot of pressure. Louise Dempsey herself caught many balls, leaving the supporters gasping.


Throughout the game the pairing of Catriona O‘Keefe and Captain, Shauna O’Connell were

Have-A-Go Day

THE juvenile club recently organised two ‘Have-A-Go’ days for children interested in trying out the game of hurling for the first time, or returning to the game after an absence. The days were very successful and with schools coach, Christy Kidney on hand to guide those who attended, all got an opportunity to try out their abilities. Training for the underage teams continues throughout the sum-

dominating the midfield with Shauna’s ability to hook her marker, and Catriona on target scoring 3 points from 3 frees. The centre forward line of April Arthur, Aoife O Neill and Aine Forrest were the cause of the super first half goal from Erin Galvin. This goal came almost immediately after the Ballinascarty side threatened on the opposite side of the pitch. This lifted the girls spirits and they knew that they were capable of winning this final. Coming into the break, the girls confidence shot up again as a scuffle on the line resulted in a goal from the corner forward, Ciara Crowley.

At half time sub, Lydia Blake was used. The girls started off very positive again and there really weren’t many chances for the opposition to score. This did not reflect the game at all, though, as both teams were very strong and spectators enjoyed the fast paced game that had plenty of action. Towards the end of the second half a fantastic shot from Ciara Crowley was disallowed for a square ball which, if it was given, was sure to be the goal of the game. In the last few minutes another goal came from full forward, Erin Galvin to seal the

mer and new players are always welcome to come along. See for training details.

‘Garvey’s Cobh Community Fund’

All involved with the GAA and Camogie clubs would like to thank again those who took the time to nominate the GAA club in the recent fundraising initiative run by Garvey’s Super Valu.

The GAA club received €1000 at the presentation and it has been decided that this money will be used to purchase new sets of goals for the U8, U10 and U12 hurling, football and camogie teams.

deal and bring victory home for the girls.

Chairperson of the Juvenile County Board, Tracey Sheehan acknowledged that, even though it was a lower division, both teams played at top class level. She also said that the talent on the pitch was so good and everyone agreed that we will see a lot of these girls playing for the county in the years to come. Trainers, Janette Power and Carmel Dempsey, who both have daughters playing for the U12’s, have been with the girls all the way up from U8’s, and it shows as the girls all have great discipline and love their game. We hope that both trainers, who have done a fantastic job with the girls, will move up through the age groups with them. Thank you also to junior player, Ann O’Connell who gave up her time to help out with the girls this year.

A special thank you to Michael Landers and his wife Tara, who provided all the food and their facilities at Doyle’s Restaurant for the girls and the supporters for their victory party. Well done again, girls. This is a huge boost for the club and gives the Junior girls something to live up to.


Minor Non-Exam HL: Cobh 225 Clondrohid 2-06 & Cobh 820 Clonakillty 4-06 IHC: Cobh 3-10 Ballygarvan 214


Intermediate hurling championship vs. St. Catherine’s, Páirc Uí Rinn, 27/6/10 at 7pm.

Entertainment at the GAA Club for Summer 2010:

See our ad. in this week’s East Cork Journal for more details, and don’t forget our family fun day on July 30th!

AFTER the relative calm of last week this week saw a frenzy of activity, especially for those from 7 to 14. Here’s a roundup of the main events.

Fé14 East Cork hurling semi-finals – double success

The barony of Imokilly was abuzz with the thrill and excitement of Fé 14 hurling championships this week, with four grades from ‘A’ through to ‘D’ contested, and we at KilleaghIta’s were lucky enough to participate in two of these grades. Our ‘A’ team played Fr. O’Neill’s on home soil last Wednesday evening under the watchful eye of reiteoir, Ian O’Brien. We produced a good, all-round team performance, with our backs standing firm under pressure and our forwards picking off their scores. We had secured a nice cushion at the short whistle, with goals from Conor Cusack and Gary Leahy, and a brace of points from the camán of Shane Smiddy. We continued to press ahead to the final whistle, thus earning our place in this year’s final, where our opponents will be the Carrigtwohill boys, who overcame Midleton sa chluiche leathcheannais eile. Our second squad contested the ‘D’ semi-final with Midleton’s second string on Thursday last in Midleton. We proved the stronger outfit on the night, with the big men, our own Aisake and Cussen (Daniel & Tadhg) up front, poaching 5-7 between them. Slot in a few more sharp shooters in Eric, Cian, Padraig and Mikey and we were on our way to face Fr. O’Neill’s second string in this final. Best of luck to both squads and their mentors in these upcoming games. The ‘A’ final is on Thursday next

June 24th in Caherlag at 7pm while the ‘D’ final takes place in Ahavine on Saturday, June 26th at 3pm.

O’Loughlin-Kearney Cup (Fé 8 Hurling)

Our thanks once again to Mary Ellen Kearney and family for sponsoring this fantastic Fé 8 hurling blitz which we hosted in Pairc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday last. Under the guidance of Johnny Brenner and Donie Treacy, we had a wonderful day out in the glorious sunshine. Little men from Lismore, Castlelyons and Killeagh-Ita’s played their hearts out to get their hands on this lovely cup. All teams played each other on a league basis. Lismore, the defending champions, had reached the finished line after their opening two games, but the final game was a thriller and a battle for second place between Castlelyons and Killeagh-Ita’s. As the final whistle sounded and last drop of sweat fell, we had crossed that finish line to secure the runnersup spot. Mary Ellen presented our delighted lads with their silver medals and then the Lismore captain and team stepped forward for the gold, plus the O’Loughlin-Kearney Cup. All teams enjoyed light refreshments before their return journey home. Many thanks are due to Allen, who refereed all games on the day, and once again to Mary Ellen and family. We apologise to the Cois Bride lads, who didn’t make it due to communication problems. We’re looking forward already to 2011.

Fé 12 Hurling League

Our Fé 12 hurling lads continued their league run on Saturday last, playing host to the Sarsfields boys. Playing against the summer breeze in the opening half, we had a little hill to climb at half time, trailing by 2-7 to 1-3. With a few of our lads playing below par we failed to overturn the deficit, and so Sars secured the league points on a score of 314 to 2-4.


U14 East Cork Hurling League

On Wednesday, June 16th, Cloyne travelled to take on Carrignavar in the East Cork Hurling League. The opening half was lively and there was good hurling skills on display from both teams. Cloyne made better use of their possession and took their chances, which resulted in some well taken scores from Ian Cahill, Brian O’Shea, Liam Murphy, Jordan Sherlock and Jake Coady.

Cloyne went in ahead at half time on a scoreline of Cloyne 009 Carrignavar 0-05.

Cloyne started the second half well and were soon on top in all areas of the field. The mid field and forwards in particular were excellent, and this resulted in Cloyne pulling well ahead in the first ten minutes of the half. Scores in this half came from Brian O’Shea, Jordan Sherlock, Ian Cahill, Liam Murphy, Cian Motherway and Matthew O’Neill. Carrignavar kept trying but the Cloyne back line were in

Fé 11 Hurling

Our Under 11 hurlers made the journey to Watergrasshill on Tuesday evening and gave a solid performance, although they weren’t victorious on the night. This week they travel to Aghada on Tuesday evening for their next game.

Fé 10 Hurling Blitz

Youghal were our hosts on Saturday afternoon last in the second round of the Go Games Blitz (Fun 1). We were short a couple of players but battled gamely. Youghal and Midleton both got the better of us in very close contests, while Bride Rovers were much stronger than us. However, we finished strongly, beating Carrigtwohill in the final game. Well done to all the boys and to John Irwin, under whose guidance this team is consistently progressing.

Fé 9 Football

We definitely used up all our carbon footprint this week, what with another long journey to the north west of the division on Saturday. Glenville hosted us in the Glanmire-run U9 football league. In this 10-a-side game, our boys implemented all the skills they have been working hard on in training with Alan, John and Tom, and secured their first win of the season. Well done boys!

In other news, we’d like to congratulate Joe Deane on his TV3 analysis last Sunday for the Cork v Limerick game. Maybe when you finally hang up the boots, a new career awaits you Joe. However, you can’t hang them up just yet, as we have a critically important game for the club on Friday evening when our senior hurlers take on Cloyne in Round 2 of the Cork County SHC. The game is fixed for Castlemartyr, Friday, June 25th, at 7.30pm. We need everyone’s support, young and old, so walk, run, cycle or drive, but get there if you can! control and good performances came from Briain Minihane, Brian Walsh, Cian Motherway, Eoin Davis and goalkeeper Stephen Beausang. The score at the full time whistle was: Cloyne 4 -21 Carrignavar 2-08.

Scorers for Cloyne: Brian O’Shea (2-03), Liam Murphy (009), Ian Cahill (1-03), Jordan Sherlock (1-01), Matthew O’Neill (0-02), Cian Motherway (0-02), Jake Coady (0-01). TEAM: Stephen Beausang, Conor Motherway, Eoin Davis, Jake Coady, Brian Walsh, Cian Motherway, Briain Minihane, Liam Murphy, Matthew O’Neill, Liam Cotter, Jordan Sherlock, Aaron McCarthy, Brian O’Shea, Ian Cahill, Kevin Higgins. Subs used: Fionn Kiely Morey.

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Aghada vs. Bandon in IHC high scoring game


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Aghada 0-20 Bandon 3-13 after extra time

BRAVE Aghada lost this first round match on Friday night after battling hard for 80 minutes. We started this game very well taking a 3 point to 1 lead, with a few Trevor O’Keeffe frees and a fine Paudie Wall point. Soon Bandon were getting on top and scored a goal after Martin got blocked down. In the first half, a lot of our players didn’t get going. Johnno was doing trojan work at full-back, ably supported by Shane, Tom and Mike Russell. Coming up to half time we got 2 fine scores from Cian and Alan Creedon.The score at half time was Bandon 1-6 Aghada 0-6. For the first 10 minutes of the second half, Bandon were getting scores easily and broke through for their second goal after weak defending.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on June 14th. The numbers drawn were 17, 34 and 36. Next week’s jackpot stands at €1,400.

Junior A Hurling League Killeagh 1-9 Erin’s Own 3-9

Our Junior hurlers travelled to Caherlag on last Thursday night and faced a well organised Erin’s Own side. Goals win matches and it was Erin’s Own who slipped three past us. A tight encounter otherwise meant there was little between both teams. At half time it was 3-06 to 1-6. We couldn’t breach the gap but we held our own in the second half.

FIXTURES: Senior Hurling Championship vs. Cloyne, Friday, June 25th at 7.30pm in Castlemartyr. Not to be missed! Junior A Hurling Championship vs. Carraig na bhFearr, Sunday, June 27th at 3pm in Castlelyons.

U14 A East Cork Final vs. Carrigtohill, Thursday, June 24th at 7pm in Caherlag

Senior Hurling League Killeagh 4-13 Sarsfields 1-17

Sarsfields travelled to us on Tuesday night for our latest league encounter, both teams with a point to prove after being defeated in the opening championship games. This game got off to a flying start with very little to separate both sides. We went in at the break marginally ahead. The breaks came our way in the second half and we held on to that lead for the remainder of the game, and a well deserved victory on the night.

Killeagh 2-10 Erin’s Own 3-18

On Saturday evening we travelled to Caherlag hoping to build on our mid week victory in Killeagh. But Erin’s Own, still on a high from their championship first round victory, had other ideas and curtailed our attacks and had our rear guard under pressure. Right from the off we lost a couple of key players early in the first half, and that unsettled us in a game where we were always playing catch up. But we stil managed to clock up a respectable score which, on other nights, would win many a match. Overall a good performance and we look forward to Friday night in Castlemartyr.

Golf Classic

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

The score at this stage was 2-9 to 0-10.

A few Trevor points and a good John Connolly score kept us in touch. At this stage we had brought on Pearce and Kieran and this fired us up and we started to take the game to Bandon.We gradually reduced the deficit through scores from Trevor Pearce and Mick Galvin and, with time almost up, we were awarded a free. Trevor took it, shot it to Mick and he sent it over. The score at full-time was Bandon 2-9 Aghada 0-15.

Cork County Board GAA fixtures WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD:

Evening Echo Senior Football Championship (Divisions/Colleges): CIT vs. Carbery at Ovens, 7.30pm Division 1 Football League: St. Finbarr’s vs. Clonakilty at Togher, 8pm


Red FM Senior Hurling League: Carrigtwohill vs. Bishopstown at Carrigtwohill, 7.30pm



Evening Echo Senior Hurling Championship: Killeagh vs. Cloyne at Castlemartyr, 7.30pm.

On to extra time and, having fought valiantly to level, we conceded another goal a few minutes into the first half of extra time and Bandon were back on top.

At half time of extra time, we trailed 3-11 to 0-17 and, as hard as we tried, we could not get the goal we so badly needed to win the match. Final score: Aghada 0-20 Bandon3-13.

Best for the Aghada team who fought and tried manfully to the full time whistle were Johno, Shane, Tom, Kieran, Melv, John Connolly Pearce, Trevor and young Will Leahy.

Kiltha Óg RESULTS 13/6/10: Fermoy 3-8 Aghada 1-10

U10 Football League Aghada 2-9 Kiltha Óg 5-8

Kiltha Óg travelled to Aghada last Thursday evening and came out on top after a right old ding-dong battle. The game was played in three sections and all the lads knew they had played in a really tough game at the end. Shane O’Riordan and Joe Stack ran their hearts out at midfield and never relented throughout. In defense, Jack Bowles was steady as a rock with Kieran Geaney and Cathal Bane mopping up a lot of loose ball. Up front, Cormac Griffin and Daragh Moran kept the Aghada defense busy and the Kelleher twins, Nicholas and Philip along with Jack Knowles,produced some fine scores. We were also delighted to welcome back Cian Murphy to the team after having missed most to the year so far due to injury. All in all, a good evening’s work and the boys seem to be really enjoying their football. TEAM: Cian Murphy, Kieran Geaney, Jack Bowles, Cathal Bane, Padraig Fives, Daragh Moran, Shane’Riordan, Joe Stack, Cormac Griffin, Jack Knowles, Nicholas Kelleher, Philip Kelleher, Shane Dunleavey.

Mike Griffin Memorial Skills

This is our Kiltha Óg club contest for players in their final year at U/12. It was held recently with a great turnout to watch and take part. Fifteen players participated in all the six different hurling skills, and well done to all who competed. When the final scores were totted up it was Cathal Martin who was deemed the winner with a fine total of 230 points. In second came Niall O’Donovan on 205 pts with Conor Whyte coming in third on 195 pts. Cathal will now proudly hold the Mike Griffin Memorial Shield for the next twelve months.

Helena and Darragh Mulcahy, with their recent Lisgoold GAA lotto winning cheque

MIKE Woods and his selectors, Padraig Ryan and Noel Crowley have been busy men lately as their deliberations and plans for the upcoming Championship opener kicks into gear. The preliminary round game between St Ita’s and Castlemartyr has produced a first round proper opponent for us, as Castlemartyr outplayed their near neighbours to set up our clash against the Gortroe based St Ita‘s side.

The fixture is surely firmly concreted into the mindset of Mike and his team, but, in terms of the support base, the date to mark in your diary is June 28th, and the venue Ballinacurra. The match throws in at 7.30. Preparations for this game involved a close run encounter with Mayfield at Páirc Lios gCúl on a warm Saturday afternoon where Jamie Hurley performed well and Charles Smart and Patrick O’Mahoney also impressed throughout. Our Minor Hurlers also recommence their on field activities after their examination break with a home MHL B clash against Carrig na bhFearr on July 5th.


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Winning numbers last week were 16,17 and 28, and, again we had no winner. The consolation Prize winners were Lisa Cussen, Denis O Brien, Darragh Foley and Vincent Connery. The Jackpot Prize continues to grow, and an early Summer Jackpot awaits the ticket holder who matches the numbers drawn. Any Club Committee Member can offer ticket sales, and they can be purchased in local retail outlets also.

Quick quiz

Last week’s teaser asked ‘Who was Chairman of Lisgoold CLCG immediately prior to current post-holder, John Joe O’Regan?’ It was Brian Woods who held the post then. This week’s poser asks if you know ‘Who is the Chairman of Lisgoold Juvenile Club?’. The answer will be provided, as usual, next week.

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Fr. O’ Neill’s: Unlucky to lose


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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Evening Echo Cork County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Fr. O’Neill’s 0-16 Carrigaline 1-16

FR. O’Neill’s fell at the first hurdle when Carrigdhoun side, Carrigaline, had a goal to spare at the end of a good hour’s hurling in Carrigtwohill on Friday night last. Having to line out without the services of both Ger O’Leary and Brian O’Driscoll, O’Neill’s were going to be under pressure. However, they fought well and were unfortunate to have missed a number of scoreable chances and were sometimes lucky that their opponents left their shooting skills at home.

Ger Holland had the opening score for O’Neill’s on the 9th minute and Podge added another one two minutes later. Carrigaline seemed to be having it easier on the score sheet as they found the target on most breaks up the field. Eoin Conway added two more O’Neill’s points. Peter Murphy and Simon O’Brien were the two danger men on the Carrigaline side, and it was

2010 - Junior B Hurling Eamonn Fleming Cup Back Door this year - Winner into round 3 A. Midleton vs. Cloyne at Ballinacurra, 13/7/10 at 7.30pm. Ref: Edward Sheehan FIRST ROUND Games to be played weekend of July 4th 7 winners into round 3 losers into round 2 B. Losers of A vs. Cobh at Carrigtwohill, 15/7/10 at 7.30pm. Ref: Gerard Murray C. Bride Rovers vs. Youghal at Midleton, 7/7/10 at 7.30pm. Ref: Michael Mulry D. Sarsfields vs. Erin’s Own at Lisgoold, 3/7/10 at TBA Ref: John Kirby

E. Carraig na bhFearr vs. Aghada at Riverstown, 4/7/10 at 7pm. Ref. John Buckley F. Dungourney vs. Castlelyons at Ballynoe, 7/7/10 at 8pm. Ref. Peter Hegarty

Simon who put daylight between the sides when he goaled on the 26th minute.

The second half was more evenly contested but Carrigaline seemed to have the upper hand, even though Conway, Eoghan Mac and Alan Hayes added points for O’Neill’s to leave a point between the sides. Simon O’Brien was a thorn in O’Neill’s

Go golfing with Killeagh GAA says Denise FitzGerald

The village of Killeagh may be small, but the ambition, courage and determination of the people who live there is huge. For many of the residents, hurling and football is their hobby, their interest and their social lives. Their children grow both boys and girls up with the knowledge that they, too, will get their chance to get involved, at whatever level, in our great Irish sport. Killeagh has produced the cream of GAA players over the years in Hurling, Football, Camogie and Ladies Football, including Killeagh legends such as Joe Deane, Mark Landers, Bernard Rochford, Marion Sweeney, Pt Moloney, Angela Walsh and Mary O’Connor – who has twenty All Ireland medals in Camogie and Ladies Football. And so it was not unusual when, in 1998, a group of people got together and decided that their village and area deserved the very best in facilities for their dedicated and committed players. Facilities that would be there for future players of any level of play. Plans were drawn, discussed and agreed and the total outlay for this magnificent field of sport would be €1.2m. This did not deter, in any way, those involved and so commenced an awesome fundraising effort.

The Killeagh GAA Golf Classic is now in its 14th year and has proven to be one of the most lucrative fundraising events on the Killeagh calendar. This year the hurleys, sliothars and footballs will be put away again and the golf clubs taken out at Youghal Golf Club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 8th, 9th and 10th. Ray Rochford told the East Cork Journal that this year, once again, the organising committee have excelled themselves in the arrangements for this Open 3 Person Team Event. The competition format is two scores to count at all holes, and Killeagh GAA are delighted to welcome any combination for this Open Three Ball - ladies, gents or ladies and gents together. The prizes include a first prize of Golf Equipment to the value of €900 (which is exchangeable for those who already have their top of the market Ping clubs!) and along with 2nd, Best Gross, Best Thursday, Best Friday and Best Saturday, there will be a Best All-Ladies, Best Non-GUI ,Best All Juvenile Team and the prize will go down to

Fr. O’Neill’s Eddie Holland takes on Carrigaline

side all through, and when Joe Moran scored a wonderful point for them from about 90 metres it turned out to be the defining score in the game. O’Neill’s could never get their noses in front for the remainder of the game, even though James Ryan had a golden opportunity at the death when his powerful shot hit the side netting. TEAM: Fr. O’Neill’s ; P. Colbert, J. O’Driscoll, J. O’Mahoney, N. Griffin,

M. Lawton, P. Butler, B. Murphy, G. Holland, J., Ryan, K. Wall, E. Conway, N. O’Driscoll, E. Holland, E, McCarthy, A. Hayes. Subs used: R. O’Neill for M. Lawton, M. Hayes for G. Holland, L. Swayne for N. O’Driscoll. Ref. Peter Downey (Inniscarra)

O’Neill’s next game is Round II which takes place on Sunday next, June 27th vs. Ballyhea in Mallow at 2.30pm.

Gaelic Football Summer Camp for boys and girls launched in Midleton

MIDLETON Ladies Football have launched their 2010 Football For Fun Gaelic Football Camp. This will take place from August 16th to 20th from 10am ’til 1pm daily in the Midleton GAA Ground. The camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14 The camp is being supported by Friends First Assurance Company, the Club greatly appreciates their involvement and contribution to the week of fun. We have 119 places in the camp and currently 76 of these are filled. Contact Michael Barrett at 086-2805295 or Margaret McEvoy at 086-3241929. An application will e-mailed to you and please return with a deposit of €20 to the Midleton GAA Club.

35th place. ‘Sponsors’ Ray continued, “are so important to this fundraising event and this year we are very lucky and appreciative of our three main sponsors, Fermoy Nissan Ltd., Abbeylands ( GAP) Nursing Home in Kildorrery and ITW Graphics.” There are, of course, many more who support the Club each year and Ray extends a huge thank you to everyone. Players, however, who come along each year to support the Golf Classic (many of whom only play golf once a year in this event) are the back bone of this fundraiser, and without them the Classic would not be a success. Again this year, the Club appeals to all members, friends, golfers and non golfing supporters, to lend their very valued support to Killeagh GAA and come along to play in their Golf Classic. The mammoth development of the new facilities is almost completed, and support for the competition this year will bring the dream that bit nearer.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination, and with the help of their supporters, the hardworking, dedicated and community spirited men and women of Killeagh are about to make this dream a reality. For further information or for the time sheet please contact Ray on 087 233 0054.

G. St. Catherine’s vs. Killeagh at Copper Alley, 13/7/10 at 7.30pm. Ref. Charlie McAllister H. Carrigtwohill vs. Ballinacurra at Castlemartyr, 2/7/10 at 8pm. Ref. Michael Walsh.

Conna’s Gemma wins GAA Creative Writing Competition

THE GAA Museum and The Irish Times are pleased to announce that the winning entry in their Creative Writing Competition was written by Gemma Patterson from Conna NS. Gemma has won €200 and 2 All-Ireland tickets for either the Hurling or Football Championship Final. Gemma has also won €200 for her school and a class trip to Croke Park.

A great number of applications were received and the standard was extremly high. The GAA Museum and The Irish Times would like to thank all entrants for their hard work and creativity. In accordance with the competition guidelines, Gemma imagined that she was Elizabeth Hayes, owner of Hayes Hotel in Thurles, Co. Tipperary and wrote a letter to her friend Sean describing the founding of the GAA in her hotel on 1st November 1884. We print the letter in full below:

Dear Sean, Business at the hotel has been good. We’ve had three wedding breakfasts with each bride as gorgeous and charming as the next, hired a new cook (Sheila’s back pain was so bad she could barely peel potatoes so she retired) and two meetings, one in the dining room and another group of around seven in the billiards room. The men in the billiards room had the room booked since the end of summer but there was no need as the billiards room can barely hold ten people and isn’t suitable for big get-togethers. You won’t believe who was there, the father of athletics himself, Maurice Davin. He was elected President and the teacher who wrote those interesting articles in Fainne Lae, Michael Cusack was elected Secretary. They are going to call this organisation the Gaelic Athletic Association or the GAA. They hope to make all the native Irish games appealing again. These games are hurling, gaelic football, handball and games like that. You know I have a good feeling about this organisation, maybe it could last for 125 years or more, maybe there might be a GAA club in every parish in Ireland, maybe there might be an All-Ireland and maybe there might be GAA stadiums and GAA summer camps. Maybe so or maybe not, but I think this organisation might be a fantastic success and you know about my accurate intuition. As usual I will reply as soon as possible when I get your response. Yours sincerely, Lizzie Hayes

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship



Junior Hurling League: Midleton 2-13 Cloyne 1-12

continues this weekend


OUR Junior B Hurlers travelled to Cloyne on Wednesday of last week to face Cloyne in the league. They came away with a four point win on the night in a well contested game. The team continues their preparation for their championship opener against Cloyne on Tuesday July 13th.

Fé 14 Hurling Championship: Midleton 5-07 Aghada 1-11

Midleton Under 14’s recorded a good win at home over Aghada in the opening round of the East Cork Under 14 A Hurling Championship on Wednesday, June 9th last. Jack, Russell, Cillian and Oran get their penny farthing’s worth at the launch of Youghal GAA’s fun weekend

In ideal hurling conditions this was a hard fought and closely contested game. Aghada started the faster of the two teams and recorded three good point to lead, before Kalem Deady levelled the match with a well taken goal in the 12th minute. Midleton went a point up through Kieran Moloney before Aghada drew level again, and then drew ahead with two points in quick succession.

Killian Deady had just levelled the scores for a third time with Midleton’s second point when Aghada struck the front once more through a point and a goal in the 23rd and 24th minutes of the first half. Midleton responded immediately when corner forward, Josh Deady scored an excellent goal in the 25th minute. Two minutes before half time the sides were level for the fourth time through a point from Killian Deady, leaving it 2-3 to 1-6 at the break.

The quest for the Jamsey Kelleher Cup continues this weekend in East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship Stilt-walker from the Wibbly Wobbly Circus asks Youghal GAA ‘where’s the sliothar?’

Friday, June 25th

Sarsfields vs. Dungourney in Midleton at 7.30pm

The Junior “A” hurling championship continues over the weekend with a number of exciting contests in prospect, beginning with the meeting of Sarsfields and Dungourney in Midleton on Friday night. Sars, who lost to Castlemartyr in last year’s final, had a work out against Tipperary opposition last week and I suspect that they will come out on top in this one, but Dungourney will battle hard and it will be close.

Aghada continued to press hard and once again closed the gap to just two points through three well taken points.

Midleton were not to be caught, however, and after Garan Manley won an excellent ball on the right wing he delivered a long delivery to the Aghada square for Kieran Moloney to dispatch the breaking ball to the Aghada net. Kieran Moloney added his second goal in the last two minutes to seal the victory which sees Midleton take on Carrigtwohill in the next round.

Sunday, June 27th

Killeagh vs. Carraig na bhFearr in Castlelyons at 3pm

Killeagh will not be as strong without Mark Landers but they will still field an experienced side. I feel that they will find Carrig Na bhFear that bit too strong and with Timmy Geaney, Ronan Spillane and Martin Hickey to lead them, I take Carrig to come out on top in this one.

Russell Rovers vs. Carrigtwohill in Ballinacurra at 4pm

This has the makings of another good contest on Sunday afternoon. Russell Rovers should prove too strong for Carrigtwohill and with Kevin and Brian Hartnett to the fore they are taken to win this one. Monday, June 28th

St. Ita’s vs. Lisgoold in Ballinacurra at 7.30pm

St. Ita’s will be having their second outing in the competition after narrowly going under to Castlemartyr last week, and they should be capable of putting up another good display. They may still find Lisgoold with John Cronin, and Maurice O’Connell too good for them but in Seamus Harnedy, Ed Coleman, Peter Geary and goalkeeper Pat O’Brien, they have great competitors, and this game could be close with Lisgoold given a hesitant vote to win.

Tuesday, June 29th

Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Erin’s Own in Rostellan at 7.30pm

Both sides will be fielding their second string sides, so Erin’s Own being the senior club may well have more in reserve, and are given the vote to win this one.

In the second half Midleton started the stronger and their half back line of Conor Morgan, Gavin Beagnal and Seadnaidh Smith started to get the better of the exchanges with the Aghada half forward line. Midleton opened up a six point advantage in the first ten minutes through two Killian Deady frees, a second goal from Josh Deady and a fine point from Lochlann McCarthy. To their credit Aghada stuck to their task and narrowed the gap to four with two well taken points, before Kieran Moloney added another Midleton point in the 16th minute.


THERE was no winner of this week’s lotto. The numbers were 13, 15, 24 and 30. €200 was shared by Mary Daly and Joe Slattery. Seller’s prize was Stephen Twomey. Holiday draw will be held at the start of July.


23/6/10: Under 10 FL Eochaill vs. Blarney, at the top field at 7.30pm 24/6/10: Under 12HL Eochaill vs. Watergrasshill away at 7pm 27/6/10: IFC Eochaill vs. Ballydesmond in Kilshannig at 7pm

VHi GAA Cúl Camp, Youghal

This camp will be taking place from August 11th to 13th at Club Arás, Youghal. The cost is €55 for the 1st child, €45 for 2nd child and €35 for 3rd & subsequent children.

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 to be missed! The club’s shop is open every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm

MIDLETON: Glen Harty; Colin Shanahan; Luke Dineen; Eoin Coates; Conor Morgan; Gavin Beagnal; Seadnaidh Smyth; Killian Deady (0-4); Kevin Rohan; Lochlann McCarthy (0-1); Kalem Deady (1-0); Garan Manly; Kieran Moloney (22); Rurai Morrison; Josh Deady (2-0); Shane Buckley; Andy Williams; Cormac Beausang; James Carroll; Cillian Lynch.

Midleton Juvenile GAA Golf Classic

Our Golf Classic will take place on Wednesday, July 21st, at East Cork Golf Club. The competition is a 3 ball scramble with prizes for Ladies, Seniors and Non GUI teams also. Teams cost €120 each which includes a meal afterwards and Sponsorship of Tee Boxes is also available at €50 each. The timesheet for this event can be booked by contacting Anthony Wall at 086 3154016. Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated

Congrats & best wishes

Midleton GAA would like to congratulate the Cork Senior Hurlers on qualifying for the Munster Hurling Final with their victory over Limerick on Sunday last. Aidan Ryan and Luke O’Farrell were members of the panel on the day.

Also to wish the Cork Minor Hurlers and the Midleton players on the panel the best of luck in their Munster semi final this Saturday, June 26th, in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 7.30 pm. Hopefully they will qualify and ensure that there are two Cork teams represented on Munster final day.


24/6/10: Fé 15 City Hurling league vs. Ballincollig away at 7pm 30/6/10: Fé 15 City Hurling league vs. Newtownshandrum away at 7pm

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Stroll in The Park as Stay and Play: Cork breeze past Limerick Russell Rovers U8 Hurling Blitz Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Cork 2-18 Limerick 0-12 CORK eased into the Munster final without ever having to move into top gear, as they eased past a Limerick team lacking in class, but possessing plenty of courage and commitment. As a contest this never really took off, as Cork were content to stay in front. When Limerick went a man down just before the break, the result became a forgone conclusion as many in the crowd of 13,600 began to leave. Cork had one late change with Lorcan McLoughlin coming in at midfield for the injured Tom Kenny, who was not risked in this match.

THE morning of June 12th was a glorious sunny morning and Russell Rovers hosted the Stay & Play Under 8 Hurling Blitz, which has been put in place by the Cork County Board. The Blitz itself was organised by Tim Cummins and Maria Walsh of Russell Rovers. Clubs from Castlelyons, St. Catherine’s, and Youghal joined Russell Rovers for a memorable day of hurling beside the seaside in Shanagarry. Some clubs brought two teams, ensuring all players got game time. The hurling blitz allowed over 110 children ranging in ages from 5 to 8 years of age to come out and have a most enjoyable day playing hurling with their local team watched on and supported by friends and family.

While the sides swapped a brace of early points, Cork took control on ten minutes when Patrick Horgan slammed home a goal from a 20 metre penalty, after Asaki O’hAilpin was taken down. He attempted to repeat the dose on 20 minutes but this time his shot was saved. Limerick, for their part, were battling hard with James O’Brien, Andrew Brennan and the impressive Graham Mulcahy doing well as Cork led by a goal after a competitive enough first 20 minutes.

Indeed, the Shannonsiders may well have been closer but Paudi McNamara missed two handy frees and also saw his effort from a penalty well saved by Donal Óg Cusack. Cork went on to extend their lead with some well taken points by Ben and Jerry O’Connor while team captain, Kieran Murphy also found the range. Cork’s most impressive forward was Niall McCarthy who was full of running and he shot two fine points in the opening half. Just before half time the game erupted with Limerick wing forward, Sean Herlihy lashing out after he was tackled, with Shane Murphy getting the end of the swing. Wexford referee, James Owens, after consultation with his linesman, sent off the number 10 as things went from bad


From 9.30am, the teams started arriving and bang on time at 10.30am the first set of matches were under way. Teams participated; with each team playing at least three matches. Pitches were set-up to allow games to run in parallel, with U16 Russell Rovers players Brian Whelehan & Paul Lane overseeing the refereeing duties. After the matches everybody was treated to tea, soft drinks, sandwiches and lots more food prepared by the parents from Russell Rovers.

to worse for Limerick, who trailed by 1-10 to 0-6 at the interval.

Limerick had an uphill battle with fifteen, but without the extra man and in extreme heat, the task became a mountain for Limerick to climb. Cork were content to extend their lead, although the impressive Tomás O’Brien did have the first score of the second half for Limerick. Niall McCarthy continued to impress for Cork taking his tally to five points, while Jerry O’Connor and John Gardiner added points, before Cork decided to give their bench a run. Michael Cussen and Paudi O’Sullivan came on in the full forward line, and the pair com-

Jerry O’Connor, Cork keeps Limerick on their toes

bined as Cussen set up O’Sullivan for Cork’s second goal, while the Cloyne forward also landed a point. Kieran Murphy closed out the scoring for Cork, while Tomás O’Brien and Cathal Mullane brought Limerick into double figures. Cork will, as expected, meet Waterford in the Munster final in three weeks time as they did no more than was needed to book their final spot. At times Cork over elaborated in attack, but with no real incentive the game became a chore, more than a real test, as Cork could do no more than win, which is what Denis Walsh will have wanted. The heat, too, was also a factor and while some may be critical of the performance Cork, on this occasion,

were in a no win situation.

CORK: P Horgan 1-2, P O’Sullivan 11, N McCarthy 0-5, B O’Connor 0-4, J O’Connor and K Murphy 0-2 each, L McLoughlin, J Gardiner and C Naughton 0-1 each. LIMERICK: T O’Brien 0-5, G Mulcahy 0-3, A Owens, P McNamara, C Mullane and A Brennan 0-1 each CORK: D OG Cusack, S O’Neill, E Cadogan, B Murphy, J Gardiner, R Curran, S Óg O’hAilpin, L McLoughlin, C Naughton, B O’Connor, J O’Connor, N McCarthy, K Murphy, A O’hAilpin and P Horgan. Subs used S Murphy for B Murphy injured, G Callinan, P O’Sullivan, M Cussen and R Ryan. LIMERICK: T Flynn, S O’Neill, D Breen, K O’Rourke, S O’Riordan, B O’Sullivan, P Browne, T O’Brien, A Brennan, J O’Brien, P McNamara, S Herlihy, G Mulcahy, A Owens and R McKeogh. Subs used L O’Dwyer, N Quaid, C Mullane, P Russell and A O’Connell. REFEREE: James Owens, Wexford.

The East Cork stars of the Boys & Girls Primary games at half time

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Busy weekend ahead on hurling front THE championship continues with round two games in senior and intermediate down for decision, with some very interesting games in prospect with games on Friday and Sunday.

SHC Round 2

Friday, June 25th: Killeagh vs. Cloyne in Castlemartyr at 7.30pm

The weekend gets off to a smashing start with the meeting of Killeagh and Cloyne in Castlemartyr on Friday night. This has the makings of a cracking contest and both sides will feel they can progress to the open draw. Killeagh failed badly in the second half against Carrigtwohill, while Cloyne were pipped by Bishopstown in extra time, so there is very little to choose between them. The Castlemartyr venue might suit Cloyne a little better as their strength can combat Killeagh’s speed in attack. Both sides contain match winners with Paudi O’Sullivan, Conor Cusack, Killian Cronin, Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Donal Óg Cusack, the big guns for Cloyne, while Killeagh will look to Sean Long, Andy Walsh, Joe Budds and Joe Deane to come up with the match winning scores. It is a hard one to call, but Cloyne might just shade it.

Sunday, June 27th in Páirc Uí Chaoimh Bride Rovers vs. Glen Rovers at 2.30pm Sarsfields vs. Blackrock at 4pm

There is a double header in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday with two East Cork sides in action as, in the opening game, Bride Rovers will be hoping to account for Glen Rovers with Cork stars, Brian Murphy and Patrick Horgan on opposite sides. Murphy picked up an injury in Cork’s win over Limerick on Sunday so Bride Rovers will be hoping

that he has recovered in time to play. The Glen will go in as favourites, but I expect Bride Rovers to put in a huge effort here and if things go their way they could just edge a Glen Rovers side that were blown away by Na Piarsigh in their opening match, while Bride Rovers were just pipped by St Finbarrs. In the second game Sarsfields can be expected to get back to winning ways when they face Blackrock.

The 2009 defeated finalists lost out in a thriller to Midleton in the opening round, and they will be anxious to book their place in the open draw as soon as possible.

Kieran Murphy, Conor O’Sullivan, Ray Ryan, Cian McCarthy and Tadgh Óg Murphy should be good enough to account for Blackrock, who lost out to Douglas in the opening round. Defending champions, Newtownshandrum will face Blarney in the other match to be decided on Sunday and should win comfortably, after being upset by Erin’s Own in the opening round.

PIHC Sunday, June 27th Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Ballyea in Mallow at 2.30pm

On Sunday there are two vital games in the Premier Intermediate grade down for decision, with Fr. O’Neill’s facing Ballyea in Mallow at 2.30pm, and this will be a tough assignment for the East Cork side who did account for Ballyea in a thriller in 2009. This game could go either way, but Fr. O’Neill’s will need to improve from last week’s display against Carrigaline if they are to advance. They will look to Billy Murphy, Eoin Conway, Eddie Holland and Paudge But-

EOIN CONWAY proves the saviour for Cork in Intermediate Hurling thriller


EOIN Conway from the Fr O’Neill’s club proved to be the hero for Cork in this semi final in the Intermediate grade, as his late goal helped Cork draw level in the last minute of extra time. In time added on he came up with a glorious match winning point. It was a marvellous result for a Cork side that played with 14 men for 48 minutes after Brian Lawton was sent off for two yellow card offences by Tipperary referee, Seamus Roche.

Cork also lost midfielder, Barry Fitzgerald to injury after 5 minutes with Mark Collins coming on in his place, so it was a tough afternoon for the players in tremendous heat. Indeed, Eoin Conway was instrumental in keeping Cork in touch, as his immaculate free taking kept Cork in the hunt throughout an interesting contest that ebbed and flowed throughout. Early points from Conway and Brian Corry helped Cork to a good start, but Mike Noonan kept Limerick in touch. With Lawton sent off Cork had to battle hard with John Halbert, Mark Harrington and Danny O’Callaghan all coming up with points. A Limerick goal from Liam Costello left the visitors a point in front at half time as they led by 1-8 to 0-11.

On the resumption Limerick made good use of the extra man and it looked as if they might pull away, but good work in defence by Kevin Hartnett, Tadgh Healy and Kieran Lane kept

Cork in the hunt. The introduction of fresh legs brought Cork back into the game, and with Conway firing over from all sorts of distance it was Cork who held out for a draw that sent the game to extra time with the sides level at 1-15 to 0-18. The match had just restarted when Limerick forward Mike Noonan ran foul of referee Roche as he, too, saw a red card issued and it was now Cork’s turn to have the extra man as they were back to fifteen for extra time. Cork took control early on, but a superb solo effort from Tommy Quaid brought Limerick a second goal as they stayed in the hunt. Cork led by a point at the end of the first period, but there was still plenty of twists to come. With the sides level going into the closing stages, Cork was

rocked with a third Limerick goal as they now stared defeat in the face. Cork Sub, Seamus Corry made a determined run forward and his cross at the second attempt was first timed to the net by Eoin Conway in the final minute, to bring Cork level. Limerick, for their part, would have settled for a draw, as would Cork I suspect, but in one final twist Eoin Conway came up with a match winning point to propel his side into a Munster final meeting with Waterford on July 22nd as Limerick’s brave effort fell just short. It was a sweet victory for a battling Cork side that made light work of being down a man for most of the normal time.

CORK: E Conway 1-12, M Harrington 0-5, D O’Callaghan and B Corry 02 each, J Halbert, C Casey and M O’Sullivan 0-1 each. LIMERICK: M Noonan 0-7, T Quaid 1-, L Costello and T Crawford 1-0 each, D Hanley, R McCarthy and P Leahy 0-2 each, T O’Brien, P Harty and G Murphy 0-1 each. CORK: D McCarthy, E Clancy, K Lane, B Coleman, S White, K Hartnett, T Healy, D O’Callaghan, B Fitzgerald, E Conway, B Corry, B Lawton, M O’Sullivan, M Harrington and J Halbert. Subs used M Collins, M Ellis, B Cooper, C Casey, S White and A O’Brien. LIMERICK: A Murphy, M Keane, E Kiely, C Noonan, D Ahearn, R McCarthy, J Riordan, J Dillon, D Hanley, G Murphy, M Noonan, T Quaid, P Harty, T O’Brien and L Costello. Subs used D Moloney, P Leahy, W Griffin, D Quaid, C Kearney, D Ahearn and T Crawford. REFEREE: Seamus Roche, Tipperary.

- Report, Declan Barron.


ler for leadership while Maurice O’Sullivan and Neil Ronan will be the key men for Ballyea.

Castlelyons vs. Watergrasshill in Rathcormac at 7pm

Sunday evening will see two East Cork sides battle it out in Rathcormac when Castlelyons will meet Watergrasshill and here again a great game is in prospect. The Hill were surprisingly defeated by Youghal in their opening round and with sister club, Glenville, going under in football, the player’s confidence is taking a battering at present. Paddy O’Regan, Pat O’Brien, Noel O’Riordan, Sean O’Leary and Anthony Cronin will be hoping to steer the Hill back to winning ways but Leo Sexton, Timmy McCarthy, Declan Wallace, Aidan O’Sullivan and young Michael Spillane could well prove a tough nut to crack. I suspect that Castlelyons may well come out on top in this one.

Saturday, June 26th Munster Minor Hurling Semi Final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh Cork vs. Waterford at 7.30pm

Sandwiched in between the weekend games on Saturday evening is the meeting of Cork and Waterford in the Munster Minor Hurling semi final. Waterford, as defending champions, will be hoping to win but I suspect Cork, with Brian Hartnett from Russell Rovers, Conor Lehane and Stephen Moore from Midleton, will prove too strong in what could be a game well worth a visit.

East Cork juvenile GAA Imokilly retain the Stephen Nolan Shield

THE annual interdivisional U14 hurling tournament was won by Imokilly recently, having beaten Avondhu in the final on a scoreline of Imokilly 3-10 Avondhu 2-11.

PANEL: Cathal Leahy, Declan Barner, Shane O’Brien, Gavin Bagnell, David O’Driscoll, Aaron Stafford, Darren O’Driscoll , Ciaran Gosnell , Killian Deady, Shane Moroney , Denis O’Farrell, Jamie McCarthy, Liam Murphy , Jake O’ Donoghue, Frank Kierans, Subs used Paul Leopold , Shane Cullimore, Eoghan Keniry. SECLETORS: Fergal Condon, Aghada; Seamus Kenefick, Russell Rovers; Michael O’ Sullivan, Killeagh/Ita’s; Michael Carey, Manager, Bride Rovers.

The Imokilly U14 interdivisional B team were beaten in the plate final by Muskerry. This was a great achievement by Imokilly’s second team but commiserations on losing the final.

The Feile skills winners celebrate their success

Thanks to Mossy O’Sullivan for taking charge of this team on the day.

Feile skills

On Saturday, May 8th, in Cobh, Imokilly held their Feile skills competition. There was a good turnout from all clubs. Results were as follows: Iomaint skills: Liam Murphy, Cloyne Long Puck: Colm Fenton, Watergrasshill Peil Skills: Ciaran O’Connor, Bride Rovers Loing Puck: Sean O’Leary, Aghada


U14 A Hurling Championship Semi-Final: Midleton 0-08 Carrigtwohill 515

Killeagh/Itas 4-15 Fr.O’Neill’s 0-02

U14 D Hurling Championship Semi-Final Midleton (2) 1-05 Killeagh/ Ita’s (2) 8-10 Fr.O’Neill’s (2) 1-10 Lisgoold 008


U14 A Championship Final: 24/6/10 in Carherlag at 7pm: Carrigtwohill vs. Killeagh / Ita’s U14D Final: 26/6/10 in Aghavine, time TBA: Fr. O’Neill’s (2) vs. Killeagh / Ita’s (2) U14 B Final: 30/6/10 in Rostellan at 7.30pm: Youghal vs. Castlelyons

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Intermediate Hurling Championship round-up

Extra time agony for Aghada while Cobh also pipped at post


Aghada 0-20 Bandon 3-13 THIS game in the Intermediate Hurling Championship turned out to be a cracking contest played in Ovens on Friday night, with Bandon surviving by the smallest possible margin as Aghada just failed to get what would have been a deserved draw after extra time.

tween the teams until Ballygarvan opened up a five point gap in the final quarter, and despite a late goal for Cobh, they just fell short and were pipped on the line and they, too, must look to the losers group to make further progress.

On the resumption, Bandon again got the benefit of an early goal, with Jason Hickey first timing the ball to the net after it rebounded off a defender. Aghada kept battling hard with Cian Fleming, Pierce O’Neill (on at half time) and Trevor O’Keeffe all slotting points. With time almost up Mick Galvin landed the equaliser to take the game to extra time, with Aghada on 0-16 to 2-10 for Bandon.

Again Ballygarvan, with Ger Spillane and free-taker, Mark Kennefick in fine form started the better and their second goal from Ken Ashman restored the Ballygarvan lead to 2-6 to 1-7 early in the second half. The lead lasted only a minute as a second goal for Cobh, again scored by Bert Ahern, put them back in front as the third quarter came to a close. Ballygarvan were now putting on a lot of pressure and in a six minute purple patch they opened up a five point advantage midway through the final quarter, as they led by 2-13 to 2-9.

Goals, they say, win games and Bandon scored three which ultimately played a big part in their win. The first came as early as the 7th minute as alert corner forward, Roy Payne reacted quickest after Darren Crowley nipped in to block a clearance by Martin Day. Aghada were enjoying a good deal of possession with Steven and Trevor O’Keeffe in fine form, but poor shooting saw them trail by 1-6 to 0-6 at the short whistle.

Both sides swapped early points before Bandon struck for their third goal, with Roy Payne racing clear to raise the green flag and send Bandon into a 3-12 to 0-17 lead after the first period of extra time. Aghada, for their part, continued to battle hard and refused to throw in the towel. They reeled off three further points but in the end, time was their biggest enemy as Bandon held out for a fortunate win. Aghada will now have to traverse through the losers group, but if they play as well again they should remain in contention.

AGHADA: T O’Keeffe 0-9, M Galvin 0-3, J Connolly, P O’Neill and C Fleming 02 each, P Wall and A Creedon 0-1 each. BANDON: R Payne 2-1, J Hickey 1-0, D Crowley 0-5, R Crowley 0-4, J McCarthy, D O’Donoghue and M Sugrue 0-1 each. AGHADA: M Day, T O’Neill, JP O’Connor, S Wall, P Kilbane, B Hennessy, M Russell, S O’Keeffe, G Melvin, J Connolly, M Galvin, P Wall, A Creedon, T O’Keeffe and C Fleming. Subs used P O’Neill, K O’Connor, W Leahy and A O’Connell. Bandon: S Murphy, J Burke, D Ryan, J O’Donovan, G O’Riordan, D Lucey, E

Ballygarvan started well with Gary White getting early points, while Tadgh Quilligan fired in a smashing goal. Cobh, for their part, were battling hard and points from Bert Ahern and Seamus Ryan kept them in touch before a goal from Ahearn helped Cobh regain parity, as both sides landed points to leave the sides level at 1-5 each at half time.

Trevor O’Keeffe was in fine scoring form for Aghada but could not prevent them from losing to Bandon

O’Donovan, R Crowley, N O’Rourke, D Crowley, T O’Donoghue, J Hickey, D O’Donoghue and R Payne. Subs used M Sugrue, M O’Leary and V Goggin. REFEREE: D Kirwan, Eire Óg.

Cobh also pipped at the post Cobh 3-10 Ballygarvan 2-14

Cobh for their part again threw down the gauntlet and reduced the arrears still further with a third goal from Tomas McGrath in injury time but they could not muster up an equaliser and so it is Ballygarvan that progress to the open draw while Cobh face St Catherine’s in an all East Cork tie in the second round.

COBH: B Ahearn 2-2, E Wilson 0-3, T McGrath 1-0, L Greaney 0-2, A McCarthy, S Ryan, and W Drake 0-1 each. BALLYGARVAN: T Quilligan and K Ashman 1-0 each, M Kennefick 0-9, M Riordan and G White 0-2 each and J Spillane 0-1. COBH: C McDowell, R O’Connell, M O’Connor, D Tallon, L McDermott, S Kearney, L Greaney, A Whalley, A McCarthy, S Ryan, B Ahearn, D McCarthy, S Hourihane, W Drake and T McGrath. Subs used E Wilson, C Spriggs and B Meaney. BALLYGARVAN: L Dillon, B Rouse, C O’Sullivan, J Spillane, S Spillane, S White, D O’Sullivan, G White, A Corcoran, W O’Halloran, J Spillane, M Riordan, A Murphy, T Quilligan and M Kennefick. Subs used K Ashman and E Ahearn. REFEREE: Eamon Sheehy, Newcestown.

Youghal runs for Caroline... COBH was also in action on Friday night in the Intermediate Hurling Championship, when they faced Ballygarvan at the home of Shamrocks in Shanbally. Here again there was little to choose be-

ON July 27th 2009 Caroline Drake celebrated her 43rd with a huge party at which she was surrounded by her husband, family, and many friends. It was a wonderful day.


This would be the last birthday that Caroline would get to celebrate as, sadly, she died just two days later on July 29th.

Martin Drake, Caroline’s husband, wants very much to do something to help others who may be suffering from Cancer. Martin’s dad, Jimmy, was one of the founder members of Youghal Athletic Club back in the 1960’s and Martin himself is also a member. Along with his sporting friends, Ger Flanagan and Tim Twomey, a Run for Caroline has been organised, in conjunction with Youghal Athletic Club, to help raise funds.

On Friday last, June 19th Farrell’s Bar Summerfield was the venue for the launch of a Fundraising Road Race/Walk which will take place in the town

of Youghal on July 18th next. Martin’s children Barry, Aisling and Nicole, together with the Drake, Dalton and Landers families, were present to support the event. Martin told the East Cork Journal that between 400 and 500 participants from all Martin’s aunts, Catherine Lenane and over East Cork and furHelen Landers want to help raise funds ther afield, are due to take part in the four in Caroline’s memory

mile Road Race/Walk which will commence at Farrell’s Summerfield, proceeding through the town of Youghal as far as Watson’s Corner, and finishing at the Front Strand. The beneficiary of the fundraiser is Marymount Hospice in Cork, who were so kind and good to Caroline when she needed it most. Sponsors are so crucial to any fundraising event, and Martin

said he is lucky to have Michael Farrell, Summerfield Bar and Pat Collins of Jack O’Patsy as his sponsors and extends his sincere thanks to them. Martin also said how delighted he is that local athlete, Mary Dempsey, has pledged herself to the run. Entry to the Walk/Run is €10 and sponsorship cards are available for anyone who is anxious to support or help in any way. There are numerous spot prizes, the course is accurately meas-

ured - AA1 permit. Headphones are NOT allowed during the race. Refreshments will be served after the race, and all entries will be taken from 12noon at Farrell’s. Martin Drake asks you to support this very worthy cause, and to join him in his Run for Caroline. Contact 086 2129367 for further details

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Casey -

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Hayes -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of my dad Seán, late of Terrysland, Carrigtwohill, whose anniversary occurs tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th, 2010. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit, And put flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there.

Always remembered by your loving daughter Noreen, husband Michael & grandchildren Kerrie, Aisling and Ross.

Hayes -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of my dear dad Seán, who died on June 24th, 2009.

Dad... As we look upon this picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message, To dear dad up above, Tell him how much we miss him, And give him all our love.

From your loving son Patrick, wife Veronia, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hayes -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of my dear dad Seán, who died on June 24th, 2009.

We wish we could go home again Dad, 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 loving daughter Helen, husband Joe, grandchildren Damien and Michelle, and great-grandchildren.

Pauline Stack,

Birthday Remembrance Ballinacurra

Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, But missing you is the heartache, That never goes away.

Love always, your husband Maurice, daughter Tracy, son Moss, Laura and baby Ellie x x.

Buckley - Anniversaries

Fond memories of Mark and James Buckley, whose anniversaries occur around this time. May the winds of love blow gently, And whisper for ye to hear, We love and miss ye Mark and James, And wish ye were still here. And when we’re sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear ye whisper, ‘Cheer up and carry on.’ And when we see yer picture, Ye seem to smile and say, ‘Don’t cry, we are only sleeping, We’ll meet again some day.’

Love eternal today and always, Mam and family, x x x.

45th Anniversary

In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Thomas Casey, late of Kilcrone, Cloyne, who died on June 22nd, 1965. Masses offered. Time and years slip quietly by, But memories of you Dad will never die. Always loved and remembered by his loving family.


On Friday, June 18th: ROHAN: Kitty, (née Desmond), of Ballynona North, Dungourney and McCARTHY: Patrick (Paddy), of Ballyglassin, Killeagh RIP. MURPHY: Cornelius (Con Bawnie), of Ryan Ahern Terrace, Carrigtwohill, on Saturday, June 19th. RIP. McCARTHY: (Sam) Michael, of Sarsfields Terrace, Youghal, on Sunday, June 20th. RIP.

O'HALLORAN: Jennifer, Midleton, on Sunday, June 20th. RIP. Requiem Mass today Wednesday, June 23rd, at 11am in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Midleton, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. MULCAHY: Batty, of Cork and Youghal, on Sunday, June 20th. RIP. Requiem Mass today, Wednesday, June 23rd at 11.30am, followed by private cremation at the Island Crematorium.


Late of Terrysland, Carrigtwohill Acknowledgement and first Anniversary June 24th, 2009

ON this, the first anniversary of Seán’s death, his wife Nora and family would like to thank all those who sympathised with them on their sad loss. Those who attended the Rosary, Removal and Funeral. Those who sent Sympathy Cards and Floral Tributes.

Our thanks to all the staff at Midleton Community Hospital for the spiritual comfort they gave to Seán. Thanks to Monsignor Reidy and Fr. O’Hanlon, the Church Choir and to Collins’ Undertakers, Cobh.

We would also like to thank our neighbours and friends, who were always there for us during Seán’s illness. Please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our sincere appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. Will those who think of Seán today, A little prayer to Jesus say.


MICHAEL AHERN TD will hold clinics as follows: SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2010: Carrigtwohill Carrigtwohill Community Hall - 10am

ALSO EVERY MONDAY: Midleton Office - 55a Main Street - 12 noon

Michael Ahern TD

Email: Phone 021- 4883592 Fax 021- 4883436



HANOVER TYRES Are now recruiting a

RECEPTIONIST / ACCOUNTS ADMIN. in the company’s Cork office

General receptionist duties with some qualification in accounts. Payroll, banking etc.

Please apply to

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS REQUIRED Two Special Needs Assistants Required by Bunscoil Mhuire, O’Brien’s Place, Youghal, Co. Cork Roll Number 20024C. (Infant Hours)

This is a fixed term-temporary contract to the end of June 2011 and DES terms and conditions apply.

Please forward curriculum vitae, references (written), referees (name, contact no., role) and SAE for return of documents to The Principal, Bunscoil Mhuire, O’Brien’s Place, Youghal, Co. Cork. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, July 2nd, 2010. Applicants may be short-listed on the basis of their applications. A panel of suitable applicants may be set up to fill vacancies, which may arise within a 4 month period from the date of this advertisement.


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Your One Stop Shop For East Cork Services CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We Kenneally, Rochford & Associates Ltd. (024 – 95857), intend to apply to the above for Planning Permission to construct a new extension onto the side of existing dwelling incorporating the conversion of existing boat house into living accommodation and all associated site works at No. 2 Marino Villas, Carrigaloe, Cobh, Co. Cork for Noel Donovan. 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: Philip and John Crimmins seek permission for the construction of a livestock underpass under the public road, with associated percolation area and all ancillary development works at Curraghdermot Farm, Curraghdermot [townland], Castlelyons, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL P Cashman for the board of management of Scoil Iosagáin seek permission to construct 2- storey extension to existing school building, comprising 2 no. classrooms, 3 no. learning support rooms, staffroom and all associated sanitary accommodation, including all site development works at Upper Aghada, Aghada, Co Cork The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL 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 a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority at Cork County Council, County Hall, Cork, during its public 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 O’Callaghan Eng. & Design Ltd., Dungourney (021 – 4668365) intend to apply on behalf of Niamh & Liam Power for permission for construction of a dwelling, new site entrance and associated site works at Gogganstown, Knockraha, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of 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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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We, Terence & Fiona Riley wish to apply for planning permission for a second storey For rent: 2 bedroomed apartment, fully furnished with balconies. MAIN STREET, extension above study and kitchen, consist- MIDLETON location, R/A accepted. Contact 087 2268805. Also commercial shop ing of one bedroom and an en-suite, at 27 unit also available for rent. 700 sq.ft. in Midleton. Ash Road, Fota Rock, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, The planning application may be in- To let, MIDLETON, three bedroomed house. Contact 086 2531050 or 086 spected or purchased, at a fee not exceed3846143. ing the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, To let, KILLEAGH, 3 bedroomed, semi-detached house with rear garden, fully during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00 furnished, €650 per month. Tel: 086 2464883. a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks begin- BOOK-KEEPER AVAILABLE. Qualified book-keeper/secretary available, partning on the date of receipt by the authority time. Also payroll, P30, VAT 3, medical expenses etc. Tel: 087 6692382. of the application, on payment of a fee of €20.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL FURTHER INFORMATION Significant further information and revised plans will be submitted within the next two weeks pertaining to current planning application planning ref: 10/4863 lodged on 13/4/2010 including: The existing septic tank and percolation area is to be decommissioned and a new septic tank and percolation area is proposed, located towards the centre of the site at Gogganstown, Knockraha Village Co Cork. Signed: Kevin Quirke. The application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority (County Hall) during office hours excluding Public Holidays & 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.


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST As part of a Pilot Project, Cork County Council invites expressions of interest to run walking tours to Spike Island for the season ending September 2010. For further information see Important Note Completed tenders must be received no later than: 5.00pm on Tuesday, 29th June 2010.



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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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

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

Middle Eastern magic! HEALING HERBS There is little doubt that more and more people are considering the use of herbal remedies these days. There are many reasons, not least of which is increasing knowledge about the side effects of orthodox prescription medication. Natural remedies are far less aggressive than synthetic remedies, and as a result are usually slower acting but nonetheless effective.

You would not approach a medical herbalist if your appendix was about to burst or with any other rapid onset acute medical problem, but if a wound or a broken leg were slow to heal, if you wanted to reduce blood pressure naturally, or had a problem sleeping or with hormonal imbalance and preferred to take a more natural and gentle approach, the medical herbalist could be your way to better health. Aspirin. Many conventional drugs are synthesised copies of extracts from herbs, aspirin being a prime example.

Hippocrates wrote about a bitter powder extracted from willow bark that could ease aches and pains and reduce fevers as long ago as the fifth century B.C. In the 1700s willow bark was discovered to be useful for the cure of the "agues," or fevers with aches. With a bit of chemical detective work, scientists found out that the part of willow bark that was bitter and good for fever and pain is a chemical known as salicyn, which led to the discovery of salicylic acid and, eventually, aspirin.

Willow bark is still available as an anti-inflammatory. It is less active than aspirin, but then again it carries none of aspirin’s side effects.

SPRINKLE some Middle Eastern magic over meal times with Garth’s recipe for Barbecue Skewers served with Lemon Couscous. Created by FoodActive’s Garth McColgan for Aldi, this tantalizing dish displays the best that Irish meat and poultry has to offer. Brimming with flavour, chefs of all levels will be amazed at how easy it is to sprinkle some culinary magic this summer! For more tempting recipes from Garth visit

Barbecue Skewers served with Lemon Couscous

Serves: 8/10 Prep Time: 20 minutes (makes 24 skewers) Cook Time: 15/20 minutes INGREDIENTS Vegetables for the Skewers 1 Red Pepper, cut into fork sized pieces 1 Courgette, split lengthways, seeds removed, cut into fork sized pieces 1 Yellow Pepper, cut into fork sized pieces 2 Red Onions, cut into fork sized pieces FOR THE COUSCOUS 1 pack Lemon and Coriander Couscous. Equal amount of boiling water to Cous-

cous FOR THE PORK SKEWERS 1 Irish Pork Steak, cut into 1cm chunks 1 pack Rosemary 1 Lemon, juiced 4 tbsp Sunflower Oil 2 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Sea Salt FOR THE BEEF SKEWERS 2 Specially Selected Striploin Steaks, cut into 1cm chunks 1 Orange, juiced ½ Orange, zested 3 tbsp Soy Sauce 4 tbsp Sunflower Oil FOR THE CHICKEN SKEWERS 4 Chicken Breasts, cut into 1cm chunks 4 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce 4 tbsp Soy Sauce FOR THE LAMB SKEWERS 1 pack of Lamb Loin Chops, cut into 1cm chunks 4 cloves Garlic, sliced 1 Lemon, zested 1 Lemon, juiced 4 tbsp Sunflower Oil

METHOD To prepare the skewers 1. Prepare the vegetables and three meats as described above and mix with their marinades. 2. Marinade for a minimum of one hour.

Two hours or more is better. 3. Once marinated, build your skewers, adding a piece of vegetable after every chunk of meat. Be sure to pack the ingredients on the skewers tightly together. Season well with sea salt.

For the couscous 1. Put the couscous into a large bowl and add an equal volume of boiling water. 2. Cover in cling film and leave to soak in a warm place for 5 minutes. 3. Using a spoon, break up the couscous until light and fluffy. 4. Serve on a large plate or bowl to create a bed for the skewers to rest.

To cook skewers 1. Pre-heat barbecue or frying pan. 2. Lightly sprinkle oil on the skewers and place on the barbecue or pan. 3. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then turn. 4. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes then turn again, turn twice more until the meat is fully cooked through. 5. If you are a little uncertain if the meat is cooked, put skewers on to an oven tray and bake in a pre-heated oven on high for 5 minutes. 6. Serve the cooked skewers on top of the fluffy bed of lemon couscous and squeeze a wedge of lemon and orange over. Zing!

But just because something is natural, it is not necessarily safe! It is foolish to mix conventional medication with herbs unless under professional advice as they can react with each other. This is especially true for people on blood-thinning medication who must be careful, even with their regular diet, and for whom garlic even in their food is hazardous. Take a walk along a hedgerow any day and you will see a wealth of herbs with valuable properties.

Outside our house I see cleavers about to twist and turn everywhere, dandelions which have puffed their seeds, cranesbill and yarrow, elder in flower, nettles in a deliberately neglected area of the garden and plantain stems which have just lost their tiny froth of stamens. Ivy winds up the trees, yellow celandine is dimming, hawthorn is covering the countryside in white clouds – all plants rich in useful chemical compounds, of which more next week.

Well & Good

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WELL and Good stocks the full range of A.Vogel/Bioforce tinctures, capsules and tablets. 2 members of staff have completed the Bioforce Phytotherapy Course and have even been to see the herbs growing in Switzerland, so we do know what we are talking about! Next Friday, June 25th we welcome back nutritional therapist Catherine Kenneally. Catherine will be on the shop floor from 11am to 2pm to answer your questions on health and diet, energy, lifestyle and much more, with a practitioner’s expertise.


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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Save cash NOT goals at Arcade Midleton

LADIES, whether you are a World Cup fan or not, Arcade Midleton is on the ball with their fantastic summer offers. For the boys who love soccer, why not pick up a World Cup supporters' jersey set for boys aged 8 to 16 for only €9.99 or, if you're trying to get them away from the TV and outdoors, how about getting a T-shirt and shorts set for just €7.99 (pictured right). Ideal for the warmer weather, they are available in a range of colours. The knee-length shorts offer sun protection, while the funky T-shirts are bright, light and airy. We've been talking about maxi-dresses for mums for weeks now, but Arcade Midleton has just introduced a wide range of maxi dresses for girls aged 4 to 14. Lightweight, with beautiful embroidery at the neck, sides and hemline, they are available in a wide range of colours and styles, starting from only €15.99. Ideal for a day at the beach or a special family luncheon, m a x i -

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Designer looks at on the ball prices

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

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20. Poison (7) 22. To be expected (7) 23. Holy book (5) 24. Team races (6) 25. Emblems (6) DOWN 1. Arm joint (5) 2. Item of value (7) 3. Container (3) 5. Computer access codes (9) 6. Jargon (5)

7. A wrench (7) 8. Get together (5) 12. Establishment (9) 14. Large planet (7) 16. Ladies’ portable container (7) 17. Underground room (5) 19. Flower part (5) 21. Board game (5) 23. Feathered neckwear (3)

ACANSERWS TO LAST WEEK: ACROSS: 1.Cactus 4.Clocks 9. Green 10.Pigtail 11.Dormant 13.Tempt 14.Monkey 15. Beyond 18.Scold 20. Sprawls 22.Aviator 23. Aorta 24.Digest 25.Season. DOWN: 1.Caged 2.Chevron 3.Urn 5.Lightyear 6.Claim 7.Saluted 8. Spite 12.Anecdotes 14.Mustard 16. Onwards 17.Usurp 19.Owing 21.Stain 23.Ale.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Fota House is delighted to announce the details of their much-awaited Summer Theatre partnership. In association with Galway’s Jasango Theatre, Fota House presents “Bombshells”, a wild and passionate comedy by Joanne Murray-Smith, featuring Angela Ryan and Jasmin Finn and directed by George B. Miller. Bombshells is a rip-roaring, explosive and hilarious evening spent with several generations of women on the edge. In keeping with Jasango’s commitment to collaboration, this production showcases haunting music by The Go Away Birds, and the evocative artwork of painter Katie Egerton. Bombshells has wowed audiences all over Ireland with The Sunday Times describing it as ‘jaw-droppingly good.’ The play will open at Fota House at 8.30 pm on Tuesday, July 13th and will run weekly from Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday, August 14th.

Price: Theatre -€20. Buffet Dinner and Theatre €40 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Price on Opening Night - €15

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A 71-year-old Russian grandmother is under investigation by Moscow police for allegedly swindling businessmen out of more than £350,000. The geriatric fraudster, identified only by her first name of Svetlana, posed as an influential lobbyist with close ties to Moscow's City Hall between 2007 and 2008, the popular daily newspaper Izvestia reported. She promised to deliver the swindled sum of 16.4 million roubles (around £358,000) to her alleged contacts within the authorities as a bribe on behalf of clients keen to purchase prime real estate in the heart of the capital. She then vanished with the money until authorities tracked her down on last Thursday, police said. She is currently banned from leaving Moscow and is under investigation, the spokesman added.


Ardi Rizal - a two-year-old boy with a 40-cigarettes-a-day smoking habit - has managed to cut down to fifteen after undergoing therapy. Ardi got his first taste for tobacco when his father Mohammed, a 30-year-old fishmonger, gave him a cigarette when he was a year and a half old and he threw tantrums if he couldn't get his 40 cigarettes a day.



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It’s a strange world

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



Wellies 'to recharge mobile phones' at summer festivals

Chinese farmer fends off eviction with home made cannon FACED with the threat of property developers who want his land, one Chinese farmer has declared war building a home made cannon out of pipes and a wheelbarrow and firing it at anybody who tries to evict him.

Yang Youde told Chinese media on Tuesday that he has fended off two eviction attempts with his improvised weapon, which uses ammunition made from locally sold fireworks.

'I shot only over their heads to frighten them,' he told the China Daily about his efforts to repel crews sent to move him off his land near Wuhan city, in China's central Hubei province. 'I didn't want to cause any injuries.' The rockets can travel over 100 metres, and exploded with a deafening bang, the official paper added. The first eviction team attacked him in February after his rockets ran out, but local police came to his aid. In fending off a second assault in May, he held off 100 people by firing his weapon from a makeshift watchtower. MOBILE phone users need not fear running out of power at this summer's festivals thanks to the launch of wellies that can recharge your handset.

The hi-tech boots convert heat created by the feet into an electrical current using a unique "power-generating sole". Orange created the wellies with the help of renewable energy experts, GotWind and will showcase them at the Glastonbury Festival, which it sponsors, later this month.

Twelve hours of stomping through the event, infamous for its muddy setting, will produce enough power from the Orange Power Wellies to power a mobile phone for one hour. But the makers recommend taking the boots to the dance tents as the hotter your feet get, the more energy they create. Dave Pain, managing director at GotWind, said, "Wellies are now the staple festival footwear and the Orange Power Wellies not only keep you dry but they also provide a crucial eco-electricity source."

Andrew Pearcey, head of sponsorship at Orange UK, said, "Orange remain loyal to the green ethos of the Glastonbury Festival and are committed to researching exciting new energy sources that can be used on site to ensure people can stay in touch with their nearest and dearest. "The Orange Power Wellies use clean and renewable energy to create valuable electricity, ensuring festival-goers can text and phone their mates for the duration of the weekend." Previous eco-friendly festival innovations by Orange include a foot pump which created electricity, and a charger which sourced power from a person as they danced.

Yang says the local government has offered him 130,000 yuan (around £13,150) for his land, which they want to build 'department buildings' on. Yang is demanding five times that amount, although construction ditches have already been dug on the land of neighbours who accepted the deal. Yang's problem is a common one, even if his reaction to it is slightly more extreme than most, with many residents forced to give up homes and land to make way for anything from roads to luxury villas. Holdouts like Yang have become common, giving rise to the term 'nail house' to describe those who refuse to give up their land - comparing them to a nail that refuses to be hammered down. Anger over property confiscation is one of the leading causes of unrest in China, and the government is planning to reform property confiscation rules - but campaigners say the changes do not go far enough.

World’s oldest leather shoe found in Armenia

A PERFECTLY preserved shoe, 1,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and 300 years older than Newgrange, Co. Meath has been found in a cave in Armenia.

The 5,500 year old shoe, the oldest leather shoe in the world, was discovered by a team of international archaeologists and their findings were published on June 9th in the online scientific journal PLoS ONE

The cow-hide shoe dates back to around 3,500 BC (the Chalcolithic period) and is in perfect condition. It was made of a single piece of leather and was shaped to fit the wearer’s foot. It contained grass, although the archaeologists were uncertain as to whether this was to keep the foot warm or to maintain the shape of the shoe, a precursor to the modern shoe-tree perhaps? “It is not known whether the shoe belonged to a man or woman,” said lead author of the research, Dr Ron Pinhasi, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland “as while small (European size 37; US size 7 women), the shoe could well have fitted a man from that era.” Three samples were taken in order to determine the absolute age of the shoe and all three tests produced the same results. The shoe was discovered by Armenian PhD student, Ms Diana Zardaryan, of the Institute of Archaeology, Armenia, in a pit that also included a broken pot and wild goat horns. “I was amazed to find that even the shoe-laces were preserved,” she recalled. “We couldn’t believe the discovery,” said Dr Gregory Areshian, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, US, co-director who was at the site with Mr Boris Gasparyan, co-director, Institute of Archaeology, Armenia when the shoe was found. “The crusts had sealed the artefacts and archaeological deposits and artefacts remained fresh dried, just like they were put in a can,” he said.

Muller dairy praises home town with pictures of different village BOSSES at dairy giant, Muller, were left with a sour taste in their mouths, after their website singing the praises of the town where they are based used pictures of a village over a hundred miles away.

Instead of a scene from its base of Market Drayton in Shropshire, where Muller have been based for two decades, the firm put images of Castle Combe in Wiltshire – 225km (140 miles) away.

The website was intended to demonstrate how proud they were of their picturesque Shropshire base, with a banner reading ‘Welcome to Shropshire, the UK home of Muller Dairy’.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The Big Screen

The end of an ogre...

Shrek Forever After



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PREVIEW OF: SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG) SAT 26TH & SUN 27TH JUNE 11.30 2.00 4.20 6.30 8.45PM L/S SAT @ 11PM

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FULL of laughs and crazy antics, this enjoyably wild ride always manages to remain grounded in the reality of its characters.


One of the best things about this tale of romantic grief was supporting player and superstar British comedian, Russell Brand, who made a massive stateside splash as the imperious Aldous Snow, a newly sober rock star with an insatiable sex drive and the between-the-sheets ability to match.

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LETTERS TO JULIET (PG) POOR Shrek. Married life is proving to be a struggle. He’s sick of annoying tourists visiting his home, and he feels like he’s constantly changing the diapers of his three kids. He no longer has any time to relax and soak in a warm mud bath. It all comes to a head at his children’s first birthday party. Shrek storms out of the house and is approached by the devious Rumpelstiltskin who offers a solution to his problems. He’ll give Shrek a day off – a chance to see what his life would have been like if he was just an ordinary ogre. In return, Shrek must give Rumpelstiltskin a day from his past.

It seems likes a fair deal with Shrek who then signs the contract. Alas, he has been tricked by Rumpelstiltskin who has gone back in time and eliminated our beloved green ogre. The current day Shrek now has less than 24 hours to find a loophole in the contract or else he, too, will vanish. There’s no time to waste.

For the first time in the series, the film has been made in 3D. This fact, coupled with the easy to follow storyline, should make it a winner with the younger audience

Shrek Forever After opened with $70m in its first three days in the United States - and if that isn't a happily ever after, we don't know what is.


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Forgetting Sarah Marshall was one of the best comedies of 2009, a rough-cut gem filled with nearly as much heart and warmth as it was dirty jokes and barbed characterisations.

In a smart move, Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller has opted to give Aldous Snow his own movie, and in an even smarter move, he's opted to throw him off the wagon.

When we meet Aldous Snow in Get Him To The Greek, his career is in the toilet after the release of his disastrous album "African Child." As a result, Aldous is back on the gear, inhaling drugs and alcohol by the case-load and watching his life unravel. He gets a shot at redemption, however, when young record company executive, Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) encourages his bullish boss (P. Diddy showing off his comedy chops) to stage an Aldous Snow comeback concert at LA's famous Greek Theater.

Charged with getting Aldous from London to the US, the in-wayabove-his-head Aaron is soon being tempted with narcotics, loose women, and more than just a taste of the rock star lifestyle. Boldly enlivened by its risque, full-force approach to drugs and sex, Get Him To The Greek is comedy gold, but it's the film's serious centre (principally its commentary on addiction and relationships) that makes it even more memorable.

Russell Brand may be known more for his antics off screen than on, but in Get Him To The Greek, he’s proved that he’s ready for the big time. However, we won’t expect Martin Scorsese to be on the phone just yet.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



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