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East Cork Journal Issue No. 132

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PETRONELLA Canty looks on as children play, unwittingly, in raw sewage which gushed from the flood drains at Midleton's Oakwood Estate last Monday. Read Denise FitzGerald's full report only inside this week's East Cork Journal.

Youghal travel agency theft thwarted Man with knife escapes the scene IN the early hours of Thursday, March 25th, Lee Travel (known as MacDonald Travel) on Youghal's North Main Street was broken into by an assailant who smashed one of the panes of the shop's window and proceeded to enter the premises.

A man in his 70s, who lives above the travel agency, heard the commotion and, along with a relative, thwarted the thief, contacting the Gardaí

and ensuring the man could not leave until the Gardaí arrived.

The thief produced a knife, threatening the Gardaí, shouting that he 'was going to kill ye'. The would-be thief escaped with his freedom - but without any bounty from the break-in. Gardaí, who have identified the culprit, are now following a specific line of enquiry.

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Kilkenny comes to Shanagarry

LEADING Irish craft and design retailers, the Kilkenny Group are going back to their roots with their newest venture, the Shanagarry Design Centre in East Cork, which opens today, March 31st, 2010.

Formerly the Stephen Pearce Centre, the 12,000 sq. ft. emporium has undergone a complete refurbishment over the past few months and its elegant new look will be unveiled in advance of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Synonymous with promoting Irish design and quality Irish craftsmanship, the Kilkenny Group is owned and run by Cork business woman, Marian O’Gorman and this new design centre represents the expanding company’s eighth Irish store.

The Shanagarry Design Centre will offer customers the wide range of beautifully crafted pottery and accessories, jewellery and fashion, homewares and gifts for all occasions for which the Kilkenny shops are renowned.

The new cafe at the Centre offers high quality, locally sourced food with fresh fish from Ballycotton, locally smoked salmon, meat and fruit and vegetables. The food will be freshly prepared every day by Head Chef, Frank Bouille.

The Design Centre, which will employ 15 to 20 local people, is reopening under the management of Mary Martin, who lives in the area, and has an extensive experience of the retail business under her belt. The Shanagarry Design Centre will be open seven days a week from 10am.

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DAVID Marella Fitzgerald to represent STANTON Seandún TD as Miss Macra

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Munster rugby great, Doug Howlett, to line out in Midleton

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Patrick Healy, Miss Seandun Marella Fitzgerald, Donal O’Callaghan and Louise Devereux, who represented Glanmire Macra in the Seandún Titles night at Rochestown Park Hotel

GLANMIRE Macra had a great start to the month by hosting the Regional Seandún meeting in Sarsfield Pavilion on March 1st. We had a great turn out and we made some very important decisions. We would like to thank all those who helped out on the night.

After much practise at our weekly fun sports nights, Glanmire ladies and mens teams entered Macra’s Seandún round of the basketball competition, which took place in Whitechurch hall on March 2nd. On the night we had some tough competition. Well done to Whitechurch who won both the ladies and men games on the night. Best of luck to both in the next stage of the basketball competition.

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After a busy few weeks, Glanmire Macra club hit the Mardyke for a fun night of bowling. A great night of entertainment was had. After the bowling we hit the city for a very enjoyable night. Thanks to all who came along and supported.

Seandún Annual Titles night (Miss Macra, Miss Blue Jeans, Queen of the Land & Mr Personality) took place on March 5th in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Well done to our own Louise, Marella, Patrick, Donal and all the other contestants who took part. A huge congratulations to our own Marella Fitzgerald who will represent Seandún as Miss Macra. Also congratulations to Charlene Lass who will represent Seandún as Queen of the Land, Rosemary O’Leary who will represent Seandun as Miss Blue Jeans and Sean Twomey who will represent Seandún as Mr Personality.

Members of Glanmire Macra presented a cheque recently to Donal Kelleher, Upper Glanmire Community Association. Proceeds of a fundraising quiz held at The Stirrup Bar, White’s Cross in aid of Upper Glanmire Community Association’s proposed new sports hall. Thanks to all who helped out and supported this much needed sports hall. A family member of one of our club members, who is a stone mason, is travelling to Haiti in April to help with Haven’s building project. Haven are planning to build thousands of new homes for the Haitians in the next few years. He hopes to raise funds to cover the costs involved for the trip. A bowling night was organised in the Planet Blackpool on March 12th. The family would like to thank everyone who turned up on the night and to those who couldn’t be there and donated funds to this very worthy cause. Members of Glanmire Macra Club took to the roads in their local community and gave a helping hand in the cleaning blitz with the Glanmire Tidy towns group. This will continue every Saturday until Glanmire is litter free!

After much practise, Glanmire Macra’s volleyball team entered Macra’s Seandún round of the volleyball competition which took place in Whitechurch hall on March 14th. Standards were set high on the night and the end result was close. Well done to Whitechurch who won. Best of luck in the next stage of the volleyball competition. Our Drama group have been practising solid for the past few

ON Saturday, April 3rd, Munster & New Zealand All-Black rugby great, Doug Howlett, will line out for Co-Op Superstores in Midleton, to mark the official launch of the stores under the Co-Op SuperStores brand.

John O’Carroll, Retail General Manager with Dairygold Co-Op Society Ltd. said, ‘We have spent the last few months re-vamping these stores in the Limerick and Cork area and we are delighted with the changes. We recently launched our fantastic Spring Home and Garden Range, as seen in our Spring brochure. ‘We have an unbelievable line-up planned for the Family Fun Day, with the Agri-Aware mobile farm, bouncy castle, face painter, free ice cream, Easter egg hunts, gardening expert, in-store demonstrations and lots more in most stores,’ John concludes. months on producing the play ‘Hello Out There’ to take part in Macra’s Drama Competition. The cast of the Drama group (Patrick, Caitriona, David, Deirdre and Liam) and the producer, Willie Sheehan, took to the roads after successfully completing the Seandún round of the competition and headed to Rossmore Theatre in West Cork to face the County round. It was a great two nights of entertainment, so well done to all involved. Best of luck to our neighbouring clubs, Knockraha and Carrigaline, who made it through to the semi-final round of the competition. Congratulations to Patrick Healy and Catriona O’Connor who won Best Actor and Best Actress at the Seandún round of the Drama Competition in Ringaskiddy. Thanks to everyone who helped out and supported us throughout the past few months. Well done to the cast of the play and a special thanks to Willie Sheehan, our producer, who gave his time and effort in producing this play. Are you looking for a fun way to meet people and get involved in

Sports, Drama, Travel, Public Speaking or just want to have a bit of fun?

Glanmire Macra Na Feirme is a youth organisation for 17-35 year olds and have something to offer for everyone, whether it be Sports, Drama, Capers, Debating, Set Dancing, Singing, Farm skills, travel or community involvement, but most of all Glanmire Macra is a great way to socialise with, and meet new people. If you are interested just come along to our weekly fun sports nights in Watergrasshill Community Centre from 9-10pm every Tuesday, or just come along to our monthly meetings in Sars Pavillion, Glanmire at 9pm every second Wednesday of the month. If you would like to get in contact with us, send us an email to glanmire.club@macra.ie or contact Deirdre on 087 9959547. Also check out what Glanmire Macra is up to by looking up our Bebo and Facebook page by entering ‘Glanmire Macra’ and leave us a comment.

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Youghal Labour Cllr. 'precluded' from meetings

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

BECKY GRICE REPORTS

CLLR. Donie Daly, who was elected to Youghal Town Council on the first count, surpassing the quota of 342 in the June 2009 Elections, believes he will now have to go and explain to those who elected him that he will - by no fault of his own - be unable to represent them at the council's monthly meetings. Due to the escalating action by unions against public sector wage cuts, the council's executive is no longer willing to attend the council's usual Monday night monthly meetings. Instead, the council have voted to move the meetings to the second Tuesday of every month - at 10am.

But the vote was not unanimous, with Cllr. Daly the only councillor to vote against the proposed change, which was carried by a majority of 8-1. For Cllr. Daly - who is not self-employed - this would mean taking time off work, something his current contract, based in Limerick, prohibits him from doing. 'They say that everyone has a "right to work"', Cllr. Daly tells the East Cork Journal, 'but where's my right to work?'

The statutory requirement for a councillor is that he or she must attend 80% of all meetings annually but, as Cllr. Daly will presently be unable to acquiesce to this demand, the Town Clerk must now investigate the councillor's legal standing.

Cllr. Daly has contacted Deputy Sean Sherlock, TD to discuss this issue, with the Deputy planning to take the case to 'the higher powers.' 'It's in the government's hands now, I suppose,' Cllr. Daly adds. 'I have also written to our Town Manager, Patricia Power,' Cllr. Daly tells the East Cork Journal, ' to ask her, if this is all because of union action, then why haven't all the other town councils followed suit?' Midleton and Cobh continue to hold their meetings at their 'usual' times at the time of going to press.

'I'm not allowed to have anyone there by proxy either,' Cllr. Daly states, 'so I am unable to have a representative at the meeting on my behalf. Effectively, I've been precluded from the meetings.' 'I wonder what would have happened if it had been a Fine Gael or Sinn Féin councillor who couldn't make the meetings?' Cllr. Daly the lone Labour councillor - continues. 'I wonder if there would have been such a majority vote then?'

Two Castlemartyr houses burgled on the same night

ON the night of March 23rd, two houses were burgled in Castlemartyr, with handbags and personal effects removed from both premises. One residence was in the Gort an Oir estate; the other at the Maples. The incidents occurred between 11pm that night and 7am the following morning, with the Gardaí asking anyone with any information to please come forward, to assist them in their ongoing enquiries.

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Kilkenny opens stunning new Design Centre in East Cork LEADING Irish craft and design retailers, the Kilkenny Group are going back to their roots with their newest venture, the Shanagarry Design Centre in East Cork.

SHANAGARRY DESIGN CENTRE OPENS TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2010

Formerly the Stephen Pearce Centre, the 12,000 sq. ft. emporium has undergone a complete refurbishment over the past few months and its elegant new look will be unveiled in advance of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend on Wednesday, March 31st. Synonymous with promoting Irish design and quality Irish craftsmanship, the Kilkenny Group is owned and run by Cork business woman, Marian O’Gorman. Set in a stunning location with a dramatic coastal backdrop, the gallery style Shanagarry Design Centre lends itself quite naturally to Kilkenny’s long tradition of supporting Irish art and crafts in action. The new Design Centre represents the expanding company’s eighth Irish store with outlets in Cork city, Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Cashel as well as a hugely successful online sales website (www.kilkennyshop.com)

Head Chef, Frank Bouille. The menu will include home-made breads, cakes and scones; a selection of seasonal hot and cold dishes cooked to order and a tempting variety of mouth-watering desserts. The Design Centre, which will employ 15 to 20 local people, is reopening under the management of Mary Martin, who lives in the area, and has an extensive experience of the retail business under her belt. CEO of the Kilkenny Group, Marian O’Gorman says: “We are delighted to be opening such an exciting project in this amazing setting in East Cork. This is the only facility of its kind in the south east of Ireland and we are expecting it to attract many people to the area.

The Shanagarry Design Centre will offer customers the wide range of beautifully crafted pottery and accessories, jewellery and fashion, homewares and gifts for all occasions for which Kilkenny shops are renowned.

as Orla Kiely, Alan Ardiff, Louis Mulcahy, Rachel Allen and Jack O'Patsy, to name but a few, while soaking up the creative atmosphere of the Centre.

THE Department of Education and Science must urgently address demand for secondary school places in Midleton, says Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton. Figures released to Deputy Stanton by the Department of Education show that 1,863 new additional secondary school places will be needed in Midleton and Carrigtwohill to meet demand by 2020.

Education for a number of years, but no funding has been allocated. I am very, very concerned that these schools will simply not be able to offer all students a place in September this year.

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New to Kilkenny at the Design Centre is an exclusive children’s clothing and toy department with adorable fashions from Nicki B

able to observe, at firsthand, local artists creating their handcrafted pieces. and Little Lily/Calla Lily and toys and books from Tractor Ted, Nino Toys and Think Pink Blue 2. Ideal for that truly unique kiddies gift!

The Shanagarry Design Centre houses six design studios where members of the public will be

The new cafe at the Centre offers high quality, locally sourced food with fresh fish from Ballycotton, locally smoked salmon, meat and fruit and vegetables. The food will be freshly prepared every day by

“The Design Centre will provide much needed local employment and support local producers and suppliers of food and craft, as well as providing the cream of local artists with the opportunity to showcase their talents.” The Shanagarry Design Centre will be open seven days a week from 10am.

For further information about the Shanagarry Design Centre, the Kilkenny stores nationwide and the website, go to www.kilkennyshop.com

2,000 extra secondary school places needed in Midleton area in next 10 years – Stanton

‘The situation is now very serious. The five secondary schools in Midleton and Carrigtwohill are all full and have been operating at almost full capacity for a number of years. All these schools have had additional accommodation applications lodged with the Department of

‘For the last number of years, I have been in regular contact with primary and secondary schools in relation to enrolment and availability of school places. The Midleton area has experienced huge growth and development in recent years. Census 2006 figures showed population growth of 25% since 2002, and I am sure the Census next year will show similar trends. The number of children entering junior infants has almost doubled in the last ten years. All these children are soon

The number of children entering junior infants has almost doubled in the last ten years, all these children are going to need secondary school places in the near future

going to need secondary school places in the near future.

‘I have been raising the urgent need for additional school places with the Minister for Education for about 5 years. Despite reviews of current primary and secondary school provision, and regular contact between the Department of Education and the Planning Policy Unit in Cork County Council, no action is being taken. Nothing is being done to ensure future school demand will be met. ‘The Department of Education’s own projections show that 114 new primary school classrooms will be needed by 2020 to cater for 2,750 children. 1,863 new

secondary school places will be needed by 2020, and this will require 2 new schools, as secondary schools cater for a maximum of 1,000 pupils.

‘Planning, tendering and construction of new schools are notoriously slow. For example, more than half of the 78 school projects due for construction in 2009 have not even been started. The number of new classrooms built by the Department of Education dropped by 40% last year. The Department of Education must begin work immediately to provide new secondary schools in East Cork. Otherwise, many children will be turned away in the coming years as existing secondary schools are all full.”

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‘CLASS’ ACT FOR CASA IN YOUGHAL DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

THE TOUCH of Class Boutique in Youghal is well known throughout East Cork for their fabulous array of fashionable clothing by famous designers. Their fashions change for each season, and their stock sizes range from 10 to 18. Their labels include Expresso, Kate Cooper and CoCoMenthe, among others.

The Touch of Class Boutique is also known for their great work raising funds for local charities in the Youghal and East Cork areas. On Tuesday, March 23rd, Tess and Teresa put together their Spring/Summer Fashion Show which was held in the Walter Raleigh Hotel. The proceeds of their first Fashion Show of 2010 went to the very worthy cause, the Youghal branch of CASA Caring and Sharing Association.

Martha Beardmore and Ann Fennessy

More than 450 people came along to support this ‘Classy’ Fashion Show and they most certainly were not disappointed. The models were from Illusive Pro Co, and they showed the various styles and colours to their very best.

Tess and Teresa wish to thank all who bought tickets, came along on the night, and who helped in any way to make the Fashion Show such a tremendous success.

Fashion might be something that “goes in one year and out the other” but as recently quoted by the Paris Hilton “Life is just too short to blend in...”

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Followers of Fashion, Mary Dee, Breda O‘Brien, Noreen Carroll, Margaret and Eileen Hurley with Hanora O‘Mahony from Youghal Grace O‘Brien and Yvonne Ní Cheraláin

Patsy Scott and Mary Hehir, looking forward to seeing the latest in fashion Fiona and Mary Moloney with Breeda Hennessey

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They will also be organising their second Fashion Show of 2010 which they hope will take place in October, with proceeds for Youghal Meals on Wheels.

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Kathleen Donnelly and Carmel Harmody having a very enjoyable night out

Members of CASA, supporting the Fashion Show, Ann Moloney and Geraldine Mulcahy

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MIDLETON Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Midleton Farm Family Group

THERE will be no meeting of the above group on Wednesday, April 7th, because we are going on a day trip to West Cork. The bus will leave Midleton Park Hotel at 9.30 am sharp. If you would like further information, please contact Rosarie on 021 4513817.

Midleton Positive Ageing Committee

The AGM of the above will take place on Tuesday, April 6th at the Midleton Park Hotel at 7.30 pm. For further information contact Secretary Rita O’Keeffe on 021 4632278.

Chernobyl Sale Committee

The annual sale will take place on Saturday morning, April 10th, between 10 am and 2 pm in the Church Hall, which is located opposite St. John the Baptist church, Church Lane, Midleton. Stalls include books, plants, cakes, toys etc. There will also be a raffle held. Admission €3 per adult and €1.50 per child, including tea, coffee, scones and cakes.

Midleton Male Voice Choir annual concert

What can be said about the next artiste, our own Deborah Desmond, who certainly gave the performance of a lifetime singing Habanera from Carmen, Like A Golden Dream and Jerusalem. At the interval tickets were sold by choir members and their families, with outstanding prizes organised by Billy Warne, while Choir Secretary, Kevin Whelan gave details of the Whelan – Fitzsimons Musical Scholarship, to the value of €4,000.

This year's winners were Sinéad Mansfield, Piano, and Shane Keating, Uileann Pipes. A competition was held among young musicians a number of weeks ago, which was adjudicated by Mrs. Joan Collins of Youghal. In her address, Mrs Collins praised the standard displayed at the competition and the initiative of Midleton Male Voice Choir. The McCarthy Pipe Band from Youghal, opened the second half playing the Boys of Fairhill, the Leaving of Liverpool, Maggie and the Sally Gardens.

Chairman, Paudie Foley spoke of the great talent throughout the night, especially mentioning Debbie Desmond, who had joined Midleton Academy of Music and Art, eighteen years ago, where she has studied with Anne Anderson, Betty Moloney and Áine Nic Gabhann, and Sinéad Mansfield on Piano, now studying for her Leaving Certificate. He welcomed Ber Twomey’s parents from Killeagh and Rosarie, Fintan Finn’s better half. Paudie continued by saying, 'Every year we support local charities from funds collected from Tunes For Charity and our annual concert, which they perform during the choir year. It was our seventh concert and on your behalf we have given approximately €15,000 €16,000, to various charities over the years. You should give yourselves a round of applause for that reason.'

This year’s nominated charity is East Cork Parents and Friends Of The Mentally Handicapped, and Paudie said that he was honoured and humbled as Chairman of the choir to be asked to cut the tape for the official opening of last year’s summer camp.

‘He’s here to hit the high notes’

The annual concert of the above took place at the Midleton Park Hotel, on Thursday night last, and was as always a highly entertaining and enjoyable evening. Tickets were sold out very early for this very much looked forward to event. M.C. for the night, the very amiable Tommy Collins welcomed everyone and said how honoured he was to be asked to participate in this prestigious event.

The Cobh Confraternity Brass and Reed Band opened the show with some rousing tunes, followed by two transition year students Emily Kerins and Amy Kinsella who sang In His Eyes and Honey Honey, accompanied by Betty Moloney. The Owenacurra Ladies Singers, conducted by Fintan Finn and accompanied by Ber Twomey, gave a wonderful rendition of Paris Angelicas and Where the Gentle Avon flows.

Paudie then called on Cathy Sloane, Chairperson of the Association, to accept the donation on their behalf, stating, ' Every year we honour people in the community for their contribution to their chosen organisation in our town. This is the first year that we have joint winners and they are both ladies. They each have twenty-five years of service to their organisations and are both shy and unassuming. One is related to the pipers who played at the concert and the other is a renowned musician, so with great pleasure Pat Parker and Margaret Trundle were announced as this year’s recipient's' Paudie went on to thank everyone for their support on the night, also the ladies on the door, the raffle ticket sellers, sponsors and the supporters who travel the roads with them when they are on tour. A special thanks to the participants, the band, soloists, the award winners, the choirs and the only lady member of the Midleton Male Voice Choir, accompanist Ber Twomey, M.C. Tommy Collins and his wife Musical Scholarship adjudicator Joan Collins, Mr. John Tuttle and all his staff for their help and advice we get from Midleton Park Hotel every year when we hold the concert.

Paudie then stated, 'I’d also like to thank all the members of the choir for their camaraderie, support and participation in all the choir functions while I was Chairman. It was a privilege and an honour to be your Chairman. I would like to thank my great friend and musical director, Fintan Finn, who is an incredible music arranger and can stand up in front of everyone present so calmly, which is not an easy task. He has been a friend to me personally and for this Fintan, I’ll be forever grateful. Fintan organised the musical programme for the concert, so very well done. 'One more thank you to all the wives and partners of all the lads in the choir for the nights we are home late. Finally Paudie thanked his wife, Mairéad for all her understanding while he was Chairman, which has been very time consuming.'

Margaret Trundle, totally overcome by the generosity of the Male Voice Choir, said that the young people and all who help at the summer school, and she specifically mentioned Deborah Desmond who had been a helper at one time and Fintan Finn who always sent helpers to the school and she also paid tribute to the youth who won the Garda Youth Award. M.C. Seán Collins thanked the Male Voice Choir and said that Fintan Finn’s contribution in the music field is tremendous.

To end this great night, the Owenacurra Singers and the Male Voice Choir were joined by Debbie, Amy, Emily and the Cobh Fraternity Band in the Grand Finale, singing May God Hold You in the Palm Of His Hand and Speed Your Journey, bringing another memorable night to a close. Roll on next year.

East Cork X Factor

The third heat of the above took place at Tosh Cahill’s Bar, Cloyne, on Friday night last. M.C. on the night was Jim (Barney) McCarthy. He welcomed everyone present and thanked once again the singers, ticket sellers, judges Kerri Murphy and Tom Foster and last, but not least the music man himself, Pat Clohessy. The first singer of the night was Pat Byrne, followed by Pat Leahy, then Angela Kavanagh, Noreen Dillon who told hilarious stories, Marjorie Mullane and the final singer of the night was Charlie McAllister. Ticket sales on the night raised €168, plus a very kind contribution of €50 from Derek Schwartau.

Barney then paid tribute to Ann Higgins, RIP and went on to sing his two most popular songs. Winners of the raffle were as follows, Majella Motherway, Fidelma Mullane, Noreen Dillon, Angela Kavanagh, Rose O’Brien and Frankie Devlin.

The judges then announced the qualifying singers to go forward for the next round as follows, Pat Leahy, Charlie Mcallister and wild card Pat Byrne. Once again a great night was had by all. The next heat of the competition will take place on Friday, April 9th.

Easter Egg Trail at Fota House

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The first semi-final of Stars of Our Bars Talent Contest took place at Waterrock House on Saturday last. M.C. Albert Williams welcomed everyone and thanked the judges Paudie O’Brien, Ethel O’Connor, Maura Aherne and Ber Twomey for making themselves available. He thanked accompanist Mr. Piano himself Seán Curtin participants and last, but by no means least, the loyal supporters.

The first of the singers of the night was Billy Spriggs, followed by George Kelleher, then Tom Flavin and Anne Crowley. There were only four singers on the night as two failed to turn up. The judges retired to make their deliberations and during the interval a raffle took place.

M.C. Albert called on the following singers who obliged as always, Eileen O’Brien, Maura Aherne, Phil Jordan, Cal Flavin, Ethel O’Connor and Ray Savage. The judges were back and decided that the standard of singing was so high that the four singers would go through to the final on Sunday, April 11th.

The contest is now heating up with the second semifinal on Saturday night next on April 3 rd, with the following participants; John Ahern, Margaret Long, Charlie McAllister, Michelle Keniry, Cal Flavin, Bertie Nugent and Philip Jordan. Albert then thanked Tom Cleere and his staff for the very appetising refreshments served, and to bring the night to a close he sang Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.

Over 60’s Talent Contest

Semi-Final on Sunday, April 18th at the City Hall, Cork

Recently the Midleton heat of the above was held at G.A.A. Pavilion and was a highly entertaining evening. Tom Flavin qualified to go forward to the semi-final and I would appeal to all who are interested in lending support to this kindly gentleman to contact Kathleen Woulfe on 021 4631011 as soon as possible for tickets at €15. This is a wonderful occasion for Tom and of course, he will be joined by another East Cork gentleman Billy Spriggs, from Cobh and on April 11th at the Midleton Park Hotel, the Carrigtwohill heat will be held and your support on this night also will be greatly appreciated.

Come dancing

On Saturday night next April 3rd, to the music of Eddie Lee and Catriona at Midleton G.A.A. Pavilion and celebrate Easter with great music for dancing.

Get well soon

Get well wishes to Seán O’Farrell, Aisling Fleming and it’s good to see Rose Kirby out and about again after her recent operation.

Congratulations

Congratulations on their recent marriage to Aileen Ahern, Midleton and John McNamara and best wishes to the happy couple for many years of wedded bliss.

Ballybutler Project

A fundraising dance and cabaret will be held at Garryvoe Hotel, on Easter Sunday night April 4th, in aid of the Ballybutler Project. Music by Art Supple so don’t delay and get your tickets €20.

On Saturday, April 3rd from 11am to 4pm there will be an Easter Egg Trail at Fota House Resort. The trail will cost €5 per child and adults free. No bookings. In the event of bad weather, the trail will take place indoors. For further details contact Maura on 021 4815543

Irish Heart Foundation Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Clinic

There will be a Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Clinic held at the Family Resource Centre, Midleton on Wednesday, April 7th from 2.30pm to 4pm. All welcome. For further information, contact the Regional Office on 021 4505822.

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

The Ecclesiastical Review The Passion East Cork of Christ

What is the passion of Christ?

Many would say it is the period of intense suffering in the life of Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the crucifixion. Certainly these views are correct, but there is much more to the passion of Christ.

The Source of Christ’s Passion

What was the source of the Passion of Christ? It was his intense love for mankind. The great love of Jesus resulted in his extreme commitment to walk a very precise and narrow path to redeem mankind. For the sake of restoring humans to fellowship with God, he made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant by being made in human likeness (Philippians 2:6-7). His passionate love caused him to leave the glory of heaven to take human form and live an obedient life of self-sacrifice required by the holiness of God. Only such a selfless life could produce the pure and innocent blood sacrifice required to cover the sins of those who put their faith in him (John 3:16; Ephesians 1:7).

The Direction of Christ’s Passion

The Passion of Christ was directed by the Father’s will and resulted in a life whose purpose was the cross (John 12:27). Jesus was dedicated to accomplish the requirements foretold by prophecies and the will of the Father. In Matthew 4:8-9, the devil offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world in exchange for his worship. This offer represented a way for Jesus to establish his kingdom

on earth without the cross. It may have seemed like an easy short cut, but Jesus was passionate to accomplish the exact plan of the Father and so rejected it. In John 6:14-15, a crowd tried to make Jesus a king by force, but he again rejected their attempt because it would have deviated from the cross. The final words of Jesus from the cross were a triumphant proclamation. Like a runner crossing the finish line in agony, yet with great emotion in overcoming obstacles, Jesus says “It is finished!” (John 19:30)

The Dependence of Christ’s Passion

The Passion of Christ originated in love, was directed by the purpose of God and was lived in dependence on the presence of God. Jesus declared that every word that he said was given to him by the Father who commanded him what to say and how to say it (John 12:49). In order for this to happen, Jesus lived every moment in the presence of the Father. Every thought, word and action of Jesus was given to him by the Father (John 14:31).

The Power of Christ’s Passion

The Passion of Christ was energized by the power of God. Jesus healed the sick, restored the paralyzed, calmed the sea, fed the multitudes and raised the dead through the power of God. Even when he was handed over to the mob led by Judas, he spoke and they fell backwards onto the ground (John 18:6). Jesus was always in control of his life. He said that more than twelve legions, or in excess of thirty-six thousand angels, would respond to his commands (Matthew 26:53). Jesus was not just a good man who fell victim to evil circumstances. On the contrary, he predicted the manner of his death and the time and place chosen by the Father (Matthew 26:2). Jesus was not a powerless victim. He embraced death to accomplish our redemption and rose from the dead in power and majesty!

Decrees of the Congregation for the causes of Saints

On March 27th, during a private audience with Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope authorised the congregation to promulgate the following decrees:

MIRACLES

- Blessed Bonifacia Rodriguez Castro, Spanish foundress of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters, Servants of St. Joseph (1837-1905). - Servant of God Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, Spanish bishop of Osma (1600-1659). - Servant of God Maria Barbara of the

Blessed Trinity (nee Barbara Maix), Austrian foundress of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (18181873). - Servant of God Anna Maria Adorni, Italian foundress of the Congregation of Handmaidens of Blessed Mary Immaculate and of the Institute of the Good Shepherd of Parma (1805-1893). - Servant of God Mary of the Immaculate Conception (nee Maria Isabella Salvat y Romero), Spanish superior general of the Institute of Sisters of the Company of the Cross (1926-1998). - Servant of God Stephen Nehme (ne Joseph), Lebanese professed religious of the Order of Maronites (1889-1938).

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Ecclesiastical Events

Parish of Youghal Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal - Sunday, April 4th:

Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 0214294622. (people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) - Special Service on Good Friday at 11am in Brú na Sí as we remember "Christ died once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous to bring you to God"(1 Peter Ch 3v18) Easter Sunday at 11am, Resurrection Celebration service."He is not here, He has Risen", Brú na Sí (kindly loaned)at 11am. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome.For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 02425964/086-1732034. See www.youghalbaptist.ie for more information. "It has now been revealed through the appearing of our Saviour, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel". 2 Timothy Ch 1v10

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Cork Methodist Church, Ardfallen, Douglas Road, Cork - Sunday, April 4th: Morning

Service at 11.30am, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. You are welcome. Other activities during the week include Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, Bowls, Badminton, Youth Groups, Women’s Groups etc. Further details from Rev. Colin Milligan 021-4292503. www.irishmethodist.org/cork

Easter Triduum - Reflection on the Easter Triduum after 10am Mass today, Wednesday, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Holy Thursday; Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm. Prayer at the Altar of Repose 8pm to 11pm. Night prayer 11pm. Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3pm. Prayer around the Cross 8pm to 9pm. Holy Saturday: Morning Prayer 10am. Solemn Easter Vigil 9pm. Easter Sunday: Mass of Easter Day 9am and 12 noon.

St Mary’s Church:

Our Lady of Lourdes Church:

Holy Thursday: Morning prayer 10am. Lord’s Supper 6.30pm.

Mass of the

Good Friday: Morning Prayer 10am. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 4pm. Holy Saturday: Solemn Easter Vigil 9pm. Easter Sunday: Mass of Easter Day 10am.

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm. Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 12noon. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 7pm. Holy Saturday: Solemn Easter Vigil 9pm. Easter Sunday: Mass of Easter Day 11am.

Holy Family Church:

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 7.30pm. Easter Sunday: Mass of Easter Day 9.30am.

Gortroe:

Confessions - Today, Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church from 10.30am to 11am. Holy Saturday: St Mary’s Church from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Holy Thursday - Trocaire boxes

should be brought to the Church on that evening. If possible, please convert your family Trocaire contribution to cheque or notes before returning it.

Good Friday - This is a day of Fast

and Abstinence. Meat should not be eaten and meals should be simple as an expression of Penance. A collection will be made on Good Friday for the upkeep of the Holy Places in the Holy Land.

Adoration Chapel - The

Chapel will close today, March 31 at 12 midnight and reopen after the 12noon Mass on Easter Sunday. st

Monday to Friday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10am. Saturday, St Mary’s Church at 10am. Please note there is no 8am or 7.30pm Masses on Wednesday this week.

Easter Weekday Masses

Parish of Midleton and Ballintotas

Holy Thursday: No morning Mass. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 5pm and 7.30pm. Good Friday: Liturgy 3pm and 7.30pm. Stations 5pm and 9pm. Holy Saturday: Vigil 9pm Concelebrated.

Holy Rosary Church

Easter Sunday: Mass in Polish 6am. Other Mass times as normal. Confessions: Wednesday, March 31st after 10am Mass. Holy Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. Good Friday from 12noon to 1pm. Holy Saturday from 11.30am to 1.30pm and from 7pm to 8.30pm.

St. Colman’s Church Ballintotas

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm. Good Friday, Liturgy 7.30pm. Holy Saturday, Vigil 9pm. Confessions: Holy Thursday and Good Friday 7pm.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Church

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper 4pm. Good Friday, Stations 2pm.

Parish of Carrigtwohill

Holy Thursday - Confessions from 12noon to 1pm and from 7pm to 7.45pm. Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8pm. Adoration at the Altar of Repose following Mass, until midnight.

Good Friday - Confessions from 12noon to 1pm. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion at 3pm. Confessions 4pm. Stations of the Cross 8pm. Confessions 8.30pm.

Holy Saturday - Confessions from 12noon to 1pm, from 4pm to 5pm and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Easter S unday - Masses at 8.30am, 10.30am and 12.30pm. Easter Monday - Mass at 10am.

Parish of Cobh

Mass of the Chrism - Today, Wednesday March 31st in St Colman’s Cathedral at 7.30pm. During this celebration, the priests of the diocese will renew their priestly commitment and Archbishop Clifford, Apostolic Administrator, will bless and consecrate the oils which will be used in the diocese during the year ahead, in the celebrations of Baptism, Confirmation and the Anointing of the Sick. All are welcome to join in this most important celebration in the Diocese.

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FOUL FLOOD Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THE ongoing, unsanitary problem of sewage at Midleton’s Oakwood and Beechwood estates reared its ugly, and dangerous head yet again on Monday last when, after torrential rain throughout the previous night and early morning, one of the area’s two pumps belched up its gruesome contents of stinking sewage and tattered toilet paper through the Beechwood sewerage cover.

A neighbour of his, wheelchair bound Petronella Canty, was incredibly distressed at the state of her neighbourhood. She told the East Cork Journal that the problem started last November when, after severe weather, the sewage burst through the pump ‘like a geyser’ and immediately flooded the area. She contacted James Walsh who was amazed that the sewage had almost reached his front door step. The Gardaí were contacted as a matter or urgency, and a call to an emergency number at the

DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS After much representation to the council, a new pump was fitted four weeks ago, which brought much relief and hope to the residents. Unfortunately, just over a month later - at the first heavy rainfall it became quite clear that the problem is far from being resolved.

Up to 12.30pm on Monday last at Oakwood Estate, ‘normal’ flooding was noted in the area.

Such was the distress of some of the residents that a telephone call to the East Cork Journal resulted in a visit to view the problem. On arrival at Oakwood, the estate that - due to its physical proximity to the troublesome cover - suffers the brunt of the problem, one was met with the most appalling odour, and there could be no doubt that it was the smell of raw sewage, seen lying stagnant on the grass surrounding the houses. The second frightening sight was that of children playing around the area, surrounded by this dangerous and high health risk flooding. James Walsh, who contacted the East Cork Journal, is just one of those badly affected by this problem.

Raw sewage spills up into Midleton estate

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Within thirty minutes, water and sewage came pumping out from under the cover and flowed swiftly over the estate’s grass area. A call to the emergency number at the council offices, brought Mr. Tom Murphy to the site, and the pump was switched off. The flooding ceased instantly. James Walsh believes he has a low-cost solution which, he says, will finally resolve this problem. He suggests a float be fitted to the problem tank which, when it fills, would link back to automatically switch off the Oakwood pump. council resulted in a visit from them to switch off the pump.

James explained that the problem seems to be caused by the incompatability of two pumps one serving the Beechwood Estate and the other serving Oakwood Estate.

But, if the problem isn’t fixed before the estates invariably flood again - there’s no chance that everything will end up smelling of roses.

‘Heavy rainfall results in excess flow between the two pumps,and as the Beechwood pump does not appear to be capable of carrying the volume of sewage, it results in the Beechwood pump spewing its contents up through the pump and on to the sidewalk and grass of our estate,’ James states.

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Operation Surround begins this weekend

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TRAGICALLY, 39 people have died on Ireland's roads since January 1st, 2010. For the upcoming Easter Weekend, Garda resources will be deployed in force, with the aim of increasing compliance amongst road users and improving road safety. In 2009, 296 incidents of driving while intoxicated were recorded over the Easter Bank Holiday period; over the same period, there were 2,186 incidents of speeding; 208 of non-use of seatbelts and 281 incidents of driving while using a mobile phone. A Europe-wide operation is scheduled to take place aimed at detecting speeding offences, running from April 19th to 25th and Garda enforcement activity will be conducted on sections of the road network that have a propensity for speed-related collisions, and will target all vehicles, including commercial vehicles of all classifications. From April 2nd to 5th, a Drink Driving Enforcement Operation called Operation Surround will also be taking place across Ireland. This operation will involve both Traffic Corps and local district resources. On each night, a major town or centre in each division will be selected for intense Garda attention. Mandatory Alcohol Testing (MAT) checkpoints will be set up for the purpose of monitoring drink driving behaviour.

Operation Truck & Bus

This operation will run from April 12th to 16th, in conjunction with the Transport and Standards Officers from the Road Safety Authority, who will focus on the enforcemenet of Road Transport Legislation. The operation is designed to achieve greater compliance with both national and European road transport legislation by the road haulage industry. Offences such as speeding, vehicle standards (inclusive of trailers), driver's hours, dangerous loading and document offices will be targeted.

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You shall go to the ball, in Youghal...

DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

Cinderella is Youghal’s 'High Spirits' Spring Pantomime

THE High Spirits Group in Youghal is frantically rehearsing for their forthcoming Spring Pantomime “Cinderella” which will be performed in the Community Centre for three nights, April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd. Sinead and Eleanor told the East Cork Journal that this production will be one of the best to date, with surprises, laughs, intrigue and romance all blended into a Show that is a must see for all.

The group currently has seventy five children of varying ages, all talented and enthusiastic, who are looking forward to bringing this pantomime to their families, friends and neighbours. The main characters are made up of Cinderella (Leah Aherne), Prince Charming (Eoin Connolly), the Ugly Sisters (Kate Hynes and Aisling Kilcawley), Fairy Godmother (Laura Donoghue), Baroness hard-Up?? (Fiona Coughlan), Baron (Marie Hynes), Buttons (Tristan Davis), Dandini (Jack O’Brien) and the two Henchmen, John and Edward (Anthony Griffin and Hannah Power). A huge supporting cast makes up the remainder of the entertainers, and entertainment is definitely what this show is all about.

East Cork Snippets Ballinrostig Vintage Club

THE above Annual Road Run in aid of the Men’s Prostate Cancer Fund in the Mercy Hospital, Cork, will take place on Sunday, April 4th. Cars 90 k and tractors 50 k. Assembling in Ballinrostig at 11 am. All welcome.

Fermoy whist drive

Results from Sunday, March 28th Best overall score: Catherine O’Flynn Winning ladies: Mairead Scannell, Rita Leamy, Ina O’Brien, Mary Mason, Claire Kennedy, Kay Clifford, Brigid O’Donnell and Peggy McCarthy. Winning gents: M. Moran, Colm Hurley, Gerard Donovan, James Barry, Noel Hales, M. Butterworth, K. Lee and M. Fenton. Raffle: Jim Ryall, Violet Draper and James Barry. Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp in the CYMS Hall. All welcome.

IGBD Coolagown Branch Pumpkins there may not be, but a handsome Prince, a Coach, Glass Slippers, Spells, Pranks and Ballroom shenanigans are all there. Mams and Dads can bring the children to these evening shows because... Cinderella must be home before midnight or else the spell will be broken. Tickets are on sale at Cree’s Card Shop at €10 adults, €8 for children and there is also a Family ticket for €30 which covers two adults and two children.

The above branch would like to thank the people of Conna, Ballynoe, Glengoura, Rathcormac, Castlelyons and Coolagown for their generouse support to the church gate collections held on the weekends of the 6/7 and 13/14 March. Again, many thanks to you the general public and to the collectors. Our next fundraiser is a Social Night which is being held on Easter Sunday night, April 4th at 9.30pm in The Winners Enclosure, Conna. Music on the night is by the ever popular local man, Padraic Parker. There will be an Easter Egg drawn on the night, as well as a raffle for numerous lovely prizes. Refreshments will be served, so do come along and enjoy, while supporting a very worthy charity. Remember the night Easter Sunday, April 4th at the Winners Enclosure, Conna.

Saleen Church Restoration Fund says ‘thank you’

Two nights of great entertainment were recently held at Aghada Hall to raise funds for the renovation of Saleen Church. A great variety of local and invited talent gave fantastic performances. A big thank you to all our performers from near and afar. Thank you also to the audiences who so enthusiastically supported us, and without whose generosity we could not continue our fundraising efforts.

A coup for Youghal Learning Festival Remember the dates: April 30th, May 1st and 2nd. Come along no frogs or mice guaranteed!

THE late, great American author, Napoleon Hill once said “Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought”. That’s as may be, but certainly the Lifelong Learning Festival event which was held in Cumann na Daoine on Wednesday last, March 24th provided a great learning opportunity to the great number of people who turned out on the day. Members of FÁS, CIT, UCC, County Cork VEC and other education providers were on hand to share their knowledge. They had plenty of queries, questions and chat from knowledge hungry participants.

Workshops proved a great success, and for those good who are with their hands, there were

DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

demonstrations on Paper Flower making, needlework techniques and even container gardening.

Many people opted to enjoy a mini facial given by local ITEC Beauty Specialist students currently studying at the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre.

Tutor, Selvi Illiyicki with some engrossed pupils

Those attending the day found it a great event, and many were surprised at the range of learning opportunities available – full and part time, both locally and in Cork.

Members of the East Cork Traveller Advocacy Group at the paper Flower Making Workshop

Denis Staunton and Regina Sexton, UCC, answering the many queries

As one of the satisfied participants said to the East Cork Journal “My schooling may be over, but my education still continues....”

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‘A Moment In Time’ with Aghada’s Mairead O’Driscoll

‘Candlelight a better option on some Midleton streets,’ says councillor

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

CHRISTY PARKER REPORTS

Still waiting for the bus shelter

MIDLETON is “not getting value for money from the ESB” and “candlelight would be a better option in some streets, according to town councillor, Noel Collins. The councillor expressed his dim view at the March town council meeting when asking Town Clerk, Joe McCarthy whether there were plans to upgrade the town’s lighting.

Cllr Collins also asked whether a bus shelter would soon be provided for Convent Cross.

Parts of Coolbawn and Riverside Way were just two areas in need of improvement, he advised.

The Town Clerk said that according to Bus Eireann it was on the ‘future consideration list’ of their shelter providers, but that “no medium term progress is expected.”

Mr. McCarthy said lighting outside the town boundary was a county council matter, but within the boundary, he expected the proposed town centre improvement project would include lighting in its remit.

EVERY story starts with a beginning and it is that beginning which is conspicuously absent in the lives of one in every six Irlsn couples. That first smile, those first steps, the first garbled words - new starts that are happily taken for granted by those lucky enough to become parents with the epic crusade fought by the One in Six.

It was this realisation that a given moment can alter the course of a lifetime that gave Aghada-based author, Mairead O’Driscoll, the idea for ‘A Moment In Time,’ her fourth novel.

In an uplifting tale that resonates touchingly with the moving experiences of her own life, Mairead (whose previous books ‘Pebble Cove’, ‘Absolute Beginners’ and ‘Where The Heart Is’ have all dealt with personal and professional struggles and triumph) explores the painful, and often lonely world of infertility through Laura Gordon, a character whose innate optimism has been tested time and time again by the relentless grind of IVF. In an ironic twist of fate, Mairead has negotiated a career path that encompasses almost every aspect of childbirth and motherhood - as midwife, neo-natal

Intensive Care Nurse and her current ‘day job’ as a Public Health Nurse.

‘A Moment In Time’ is a poignant echo of the author’s own struggle to become a mother, of obstacles overcome against the odds and the overwhelming joy of achieving a seemingly impossible wish. Mairead’s dream came true on April 16th, 2009, when she gave birth to her son, Tim - the apple of his mother’s eye, and pictured above in fine form.

But, back to ‘A Moment In Time’ which focuses on Laura (whose interrupted childhood has coloured her life), Donal (who gets no end of good advice but just can’t seem to get over a secret from the past) and Orla (who always get what she wants). The trio are characters that spring to life on the page, the kind of people you can imagine bumping into or, perhaps, even know. The author one can most compare Mairead’s work to, from this reviewer’s point of view, is Jodi Picoult, whose book ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ was recently made into a film, starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin.

What sets Mairead and Jodi above the rest is their compassion. We care about their creations, feel their joy and pain and, in some way or another, can equate their lives with our own. Mairead’s books are warm, witty and poignant, without ever being overly sentimental and ‘A Moment In Time’ is no exception.

The last time the East Cork Journal spoke to Mairead she was working on her third novel ‘Where The Heart Is’ and stated, ‘’I used to write as a hobby but it’s now dawning on me that it’s more of a job, but luckily it’s one I enjoy very, very much. When I read back on my books, it always shocks me that I wrote that. I’m my own worst critic! I never push myself to write though, if I’m not in the mood, but I usually find that when I sit down at the computer I can write. You can’t force yourself to put words on the page, but they usually come to me. Touch wood, I haven’t suffered from writers’ block!’ And, judging by the fact that ‘A Moment In Time’ is set to hit bookshelves in April 2010, Mairead’s still block-free.

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pulling teeth In more than one way, says Cllr. Donie Daly HSE tells dentists to pull teeth of medical card patients

THE HSE directive handed down to dentists treating medical card patients, to pull teeth rather than provide them with fillings or root canal, is a backward step of massive proportions.

This directive will have a serious impact on people’s dental health, particularly for the increasing number of people who now rely on medical cards.

Teeth that are in general good health will now be extracted in order to save a few bob. The long term complications that arise from an extraction are potentially much greater than when a tooth is actually repaired, so I have serious doubts as to whether this decision will actually save any money at all.

The notion that as a result of these cuts, dentists might end up inflicting an unnecessarily painful procedure on patients, including children and people with special needs, is completely unacceptable. Dental health is already the poor relation of our health services. It now looks like the HSE and the Minister for Health want to wash their hands entirely of providing a public dental service.

New investment bank crucial to reducing unemployment

I WOULD urge the government parties to support proposals for the establishment of a new Strategic Investment Bank, which were announced by the Labour Party last week.

The government approach of standing back and hoping that an international recovery will eventually filter through to this country, is simply no longer adequate in the face of forecasts that we could have another 60,000 or 70,000 on the Live Register before the end of the year.

One in three young men in the labour force are out of work at present, and in some parts of the country it is as many as one in two. We are again facing the terrible prospect of long term unemployment that caused such social damage during the 1980s. In addition, unemployment is proving to be a major financial millstone round the country’s neck with every person on the live register costing more than €20,000 each year in terms of social welfare payments and tax foregone. Towns such as Youghal and Midleton have been badly hit again

by unemployment with people again being forced to consider the prospect of emigration in order to work. This is simply not good enough.

At the same time viable businesses are being forced out of business and others are being prevented from expanding by the shortage of credit. The Labour Party plan sets out a simple and workable proposal for the establishment of a Strategic Investment Bank that would be able to invest in SMEs and innovative companies and raise finance for appropriate infrastructure projects.

I hope that the government will recognise the value of our plan and commit to the early establishment of a Strategic Investment Bank and ensure that we get the maximum number of people back to work at the earliest date possible.

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New Munster Rugby Store for Cork

Shanbridge Choir raises voices and funds for Marymount

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Doreen Walsh accepts a cheque for €7237 on behalf of The Friends of Marymount from committee members of Shanbridge Choir, the proceeds of their recently held show. (Photo: Denis O’Flynn)

Peter Stringer cutting the ribbon to open the Munster Rugby Store at Maylor Street Cork with fellow players Lifeimi Mafi, Denis Leamy, Denis Fogarty, Jerry Flannery and Denis Hurley retail manager. (Photo: Billy macGill) THE message from Munster Rugby is loud and clear – ‘bigger and better’. As their on-field exploits continue to dominate the sporting headlines, Tony McGahan’s side are pushing hard in both the Heineken Cup and Magners League, their commercial activities also continue to grow.

On Friday March 19th, Munster Rugby Store officially opened the doors to their new shop No 8, Maylor Street, Cork. The official opening was a huge success and among the first to try out the new store included current Munster squad members Jerry Flannery, Peter Stringer, Lifeimi Mafi and Denis Fogarty. Increased demands for all things Munster encouraged the province to open a larger, more customer friendly store. Given the current economic clouds surrounding the retail business, it is refreshing to see a business looking to expand within their specific market.

Commenting on the opening of the new store Denis Hurley, manager of the Munster Rugby Store stated “Since opening the original store in November 2006, the people of Cork have been extremely supportive of us. As the Munster Rugby brand has grown, this has had obvious positive effects for us and our business.

“With this in mind we took the decision to expand, thus we’ve opened this newly re-vamped shop to satisfy the demands of the Cork supporters.

by Cor Cois Farraige from Ballycotton in what was deemed by everyone to have been the highlight of the show. Mary Colbert acted as MC for the night and was, as usual, her jovial self keeping the bumper crowd in the palm of her hand with wonderful stories of old, and comedy.

The night also saw “The Thatch Resident band”, “Na Cairde” display their talents of music and song when they played and sang some favourites that kept the crowd wanting more. Bartlemy’s John Arnold and former Garryvoe resident, Frances O’ Rior-

dan, played out two comedy sketches that had the crowd in tears of laughter.

The most important part of the night was the reminding of all as to why they were all there – to support the building of a new Hospice for St. Patricks/Marymount in Curaheen in Cork. The total collected on the night amounted to €7,237. This cheque was presented to Doreen Walsh on behalf of the Friends of Marymount at a function in The Thatched Inn Ladysbridge on Friday night last, where a capacity crowd again attended.

“We are expanding our accessory range, but also bringing added comfort and ease of shopping to our customers.

“We have been delighted with the support over the past numbers of years and we feel it’s time to give something back to our supporters.

Putting pen to paper with Aghada & Cobh NS students CONGRATULATIONS to Catherine Walsh, Scoil Iosagain, Aghada who was a prize winner in Category G of the EBS/INTO Handwriting Competition, as was Aoibh McCarthy, St. Mary’s NS, Cobh, who took first prize in her category for 3rd and 4th class. Both girls were presented with their prizes by Jim Higgns, INTO and Gerry Owens, ESB at the Rochestown Park Hotel.

BOTH Shanagarry and Ladysbridge Church Choirs held a very impressive show in Garryvoe Hotel recently, where both Choirs sang some wonderful hymns and songs. This was the brainchild of Nina Beausang from The Thatched Inn and was co-ordinated by Kitty Daly. There were hours and hours of practice on a nightly basis, with both choirs involved in preparation for the show. For the 475 people that attended the Show, the practice certainly paid off as they were served three and a half hours of music, song, and comedy. The Choirs were also joined

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The Handwriting Competition is now in its 18th year and is open to all national schools throughout the region, with the aim of keeping the art of handwriting alive. The competition traditionally at-

tracts entries from over 100,000 children all over Ireland each year and 2010 was no different. This year, entrants were asked to write a piece or prose or a poem about their own family, or copy a piece connected to family in some way. Students are not being judged on content but the style, flair, neatness and layout of their handwriting. (Photos: Mike English)

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The three billy-goats, played by Lily Clifton, Alex Moloney and Alex Delaforce cower in the face of the troll, Kyle Read

ON Monday night, March 22nd, St. John the Baptist NS students were working late, getting ready for their school show at Midleton College’s hall.

The junior infants were excited to put on 'The Three Billy-Goats Gruff' with Kyle Read taking on the role of the horrible troll.

Meanwhile, the senior infants were trying to keep Sleeping Beauty awake and 1st and 2nd class were living the pirates' life. Third class pupils presented a Medley of Nursery Rhymes, including Little Bo Peep, Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty, The Grand Old Duke Of York and One Blind Mouse (don't ask!)

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... Not to mention islanders, Sleeping Beauty, wizards and Blackbeard

Molly, Lily Ziegler, is terrorised by some pretty horrible pirates

Sam Spillane, Shauna Cronin and Iarfhlaith Farrell

Little Bo Peep, Caoimhe O'Sullivan found her sheep in time for a quick picture!

Jack & Jill, Jason Daly and Susan Roche try to keep Humpty Dumpty, Ben Scott from falling over again!

Adam Beamish, John Deane, Seรกn Marley (the blind mouse!), Hannah Emerson, Tara Guilfoyle and Emma McFarlane

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Talent to spare at Midleton's Over 60s competition Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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ALAN MEEK REPORTS

Donie O’Driscoll from Ballinacurra gets warmed up before going on stage with the lovely Bridget Iball from Midleton

ON Thursday night, March 18th, Midleton G.A.A club was honoured to host a fabulous array of talent as the Midleton heat of the over 60’s talent competition was hotly contested to the delight of the audience, some of whom had made the trip from as far away as Cobh. Providing backing music on the night was one third of Crystal Swing in the form of mother Mary who has, along with her son and daughter, been riding along on the crest of a wave due to all the hits on youtube and their recent appearance on the Late Late show. First up to grace the stage was Olive Roche who gave a lovely performance of ‘One Day At A Time’ which was followed by Donie O’Driscoll who turned in a powerful performance about a baby who dies. The winners selected on the night will now go forward to perform in the City Hall on April 18th.

The esteemed judges on the night are Humphrey O’Sullivan, Sr Siobhan Ryan and Sheila Collins. (Photos: Allan Meek, photoforweddings.com)

Enjoying their evening are friends Ann Sinclair and Ann Wafer

Midleton girls Anne O’Neill and Helen Hickey are sitting pretty as the show gets underway

Speaking before hand, Kathleen Wolfe thanked everyone for taking part, including the continued and dedicated support from the Midleton Credit Union who, she said, year after year lent their time and resources to the competition and wished all the contestants the very best of luck on the night.

The boys are hanging out at the back! Sitting proud is the famous Looking lovely this evening are Colette Donovan, Sir John Collins with friends Denis and Raymond Savage Catherine Ahern and Eleanor O’Brien

Judge Humphrey O’Sullivan with competition organiser Paddy O’Brien

Margaret Cashman and Mari Desmond

Benny Conway and Bridget Mulcahy look forward to the start of the competition

Friends Joan O’Connor, Muriel McCann and Liz Butler had a great night

Helen Quinlan and Noreen Dylan

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The organising committee stand in for a photograph before the start of the show

Treasurer of the Senior Citizens Committee, Margaret McCarthy

Bessie O’Driscoll and Betty O’Mahony made the trip from Ballinacurra for a great nights’ entertainment Breda Cashman, Eileen O’Driscoll and Mari McCarthy all sat close to the action

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STEAMY showers create damp bathrooms and unwanted mould and mildew but, thanks to Showerdome, there's an inexpensive way to banish bathroom steam forever. Fortunate is the family who can claim never to have experienced mould or mildew in their bathroom. With this in mind a company has invented a marvellous product that helps to reduce the problem by eliminating most of the steam from the bathroom shower – the Showerdome shower top.

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The amazing top is an acrylic dome that is professionally fitted to the shower making a clear ‘roof’ that stops cold air from the room entering the shower, mixing with the hot water and causing steam. A shower with a reasonably well sealed door, fitted with a Showerdome shower top simply does not generate any steam. No steam in the shower – no steam in the bathroom. There is no need to open windows, run heaters and extraction fans or have heated mirrors. Adjacent rooms and wardrobes do not become damp. The Showerdome shower cover has no moving parts to wear out, costs nothing to run, is unobtrusive, is relatively inexpensive to buy and lasts indefinitely. The shower water temperature can be turned down and as windows and extractors are not causing warmth to escape, considerable savings in electricity can be gained. A dry bathroom does not need to be wiped dry each day and paint is not damaged. Towels dry quicker, the mirror remains clear and bathroom cleaning is greatly reduced. The benefits of a Showerdome shower top are astonishing. A damp bathroom is a depressing place. With a Showerdome shower top the bathroom becomes a healthy pleasant room and improves your lifestyle. Showerdome comes in different shapes and sizes and can be installed on most existing and new showers. Showerdome stops the creation of steam, eradicates the release of moisture into the air, prevents toxic mould and mildew, makes your shower warmer, keeps the bathroom drier and reduces energy costs and greenhouse gases. In short, the inexpensive Showerdome can save you money.

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The Youghal ICA Committee and members at their Brú Columbanus raffle

A NEW nationwide service has been set up to assist landlords, developers and letting agents in an ever-changing property landscape.

Joanne Kiely, and Catherine O’Shea, Directors of Landlord Support Services - based at Euro Business Park, Little Island - have over 11 years experience with a National Housing Organisation. Joanne Kiely states,’ The service we provide will ensure easy access to crucial information, advice and advocacy services, using our information and advice telephone helpline, email support and private consultations where necessary. We will address landlord needs; turning the business of letting into a seamless and stress-free venture for all concerned.’ Landlord Support Services will hold seminars in Waterford, Kerry and Limerick over the coming months to acquaint landlords, letting agents and the general public with important information on all aspects of the rental market and the solutions which Landlord Support Services have to offer to assist clients. For more information visit www.landlordsupport.ie or call 1580 200 222.

Aid Cancer Treatment expresses condolences

YOUGHAL ICA held a raffle this year to raise funds for Brú Columbanus in Cork, a home from home where people who have seriously ill relatives in any Cork hospital or hospice, can stay overnight free. The draw for prizes was held on Wednesday, March 24th at Cumann na Daoine, and the results are as follows: 1st prize, Easter Hamper - Rosemary Mathews 2nd prize, Beauty Basket - Davy Foley 3rd prize, bottle of brandy - Ciss Walsh 4th prize, fruit basket - Kitty Ronayne 5th prize, biscuits and wine - Anna Swayne 6th prize, mini-hamper - Mary Lynch

The committee and members of the Youghal ICA Guild wish to thank the public for supporting them in their fundraising for this worthy cause. Thanks also to all who sold tickets, who donated prizes or helped in any other way to make this fundraising event a success.

The ICA would also like to acknowledge their appreciation to Ken Brooks and the staff of SuperValu for facilitating the sale of tickets on their premises.

A SPECIAL meeting of ACT was held on March 23rd, where Votes of Sympathy were passed to the families of Ann Higgins and Maurice O’Doherty. Ann was a loyal supporter of ACT for many years and attended numerous fundraising events. Our condolences go to the Higgins and McNamara families on their loss.

Maurice O’Doherty was a member of Mogeely Vintage Club and, over the past years, raised over €100,000 in their annual Tractor Run. Maurice was part of that team and never failed to help out. Our condolences go to the O’Doherty family and to Maurice’s friends in the Vintage Club.

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Time to start texting for Youghal’s Pearl!

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THE eight contestants taking part in RedFM’s The Wild Life competition in Fota Wildlife Park entered the park early in the morning of their first day on Monday last,

The contestants were chosen from RedFM listeners and will spend up to a week in Fota, ending on Easter Monday, April 5th.

The contestants will be forced to perform daily chores and tasks, and one will be evicted each day, based on the least amount of text votes.

The prize for the winner is €10,000 in cash plus a trip for two to Zambia. The eight contestants at the start are Clare Coughlan, Douglas; Pearl McCarthy, Youghal; Jennifer Healy,

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Glanmire; Rowan Meegan, Ballyvolane; Paul Fox, Mallow; Shane Kelleher, Clonakilty; Tim White, Mitchelstown; and Annie O’Shea, Glengarriff. (Photo: Neil Danton)

To vote for Youghal’s Pearl, just text “Pearl” to 53030. Each entry costs the user 30 cent. Lines are now open!

Midleton team runners-up in All-Ireland debating final

CONGRATULATIONS to the Midleton CBS junior debating team of Darren Ó Cuirc, Craig Ó Donnabháin and Alan Ó Standúin, who were runners-up in the All-Ireland Finals of Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh Gael Linn.

The event was held in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday last, March 25th and this national competition has been organized by Gael Linn since 1960. Over 150 teams from secondary schools throughout the country took part this year.

The Midleton boys were pipped at the post by a team from Loreto Secondary School, Bray, but did their school proud on the night!

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In The Driving Seat

€6,000 go-faster stripes?

Our regular motoring guide

A LEAKED order form for Ferrari’s forthcoming 599-based 700bhp GTO flagship has revealed the cost of some of the range-topping model’s options.

confirm that Ferrari is set to revive the legendary badge.

Those three letters are particularly evocative when related to Ferrari, with GTO models prized by Ferrari collectors.

Highlights on the options sheet for Ferrari’s new GTO include €6,000 racing stripes, while the choice of a 50’s or 60’s paint colour adds €7,050.

The most famous is the 250 GTO of which only a handful were built, these highly-prized machines commanding prices followed by seven zeros.

Choose a metallic paint option and you’ll need to find another €5,800. Those extras are before local taxes are added, meaning buyers will have to pay substantially more. With a euro list price of €267,136 again before local taxes are added - the expensive options list is unlikely to put off Ferrari’s wealthy customers. After UK taxes are added the list price of the new GTO will be closer to £300,000.

That price is clearly just a starting point, as Ferrari is offering GTO customers

plenty of personalisation choices.

Inside you can have a rear bench luggage kit for €2,140 and a fitted luggage set for the boot for €5,000 (£4,494). If you like carbon fibre Ferrari is happy to oblige with the black weave offered

optionally for the front spoiler, rear shelf moulding, rear mouldings, interior trim and even under the bonnet. Surround the engine with the F1 derived lightweight material and it’ll cost you €6,500. Wealthy owners are more likely to be in-

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Even with its eye-widening list and options prices Ferrari is unlikely to be short of people desperate to be first on the list to get their hands on its latest GTO model.

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Carbon Motors, which makes the purpose-built E7 American police car, will power its creation with the twin-turbo diesel found in BMWs badged ‘35d’.

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GM reveals radical concept:

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an automatic pencil sharpener? Our regular motoring guide

In The Driving Seat

THIS amazing electric vehicle is the EN-V personal mobility concept. It might look like a giant automatic pencil sharpener, but it has two seats and stands over six feet tall.

Power is drawn from a lithium ion battery sending juice to two 4bhp motors - one in each wheel. Think of it as a Segway for rainy weather, although it drives with a hand-operated accelerator and a conventional steering system - the driver doesn’t have to tilt forwards and backwards.

And nor does the driver actually have to drive. The EN-V is capable of self-driving along pre-set routes, and it can be programmed to go home and charge itself after dropping its passengers off somewhere. It can hit 25mph and will run out of charge in 25 miles. It’s also ‘intelligent’, in that it can read traffic information and road conditions, adjusting its route accordingly. It can also ‘slipstream’ other vehicles to save energy, and has sophisticated crash avoidance systems. Compact styling means it’s highly manoeuvrable and can squeeze into a tiny amount of space - GM claims four EN-Vs will take up the same road space as a saloon car. Three versions have been unveiled, all using the same platform, technology and lightweight plastic construction. There are as yet no plans for production.

Prestige cars go under the hammer

The concepts will be on display from May 1st to October 31st at the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

30 of the most prestigious cars on the road will be going under the hammer in an exclusive Merlin Car Auction sale on Thursday, April 1st, including some which are rarely seen in Ireland.

This very special Prestige Auction is valued at €1.5m and is the first of its kind in Ireland. Included in the sale is a stunning 04 Bentley Continental GTC, 04 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.8, 08 Jaguar X-Type XF 2.7 Premium Luxury Model, 08 BMW 630I MSport and a 07 Mercedes S320 LWB. The luxury ex-finance direct cars will be the highlight of the regular auction, where 100 other cars will also be sold. The auction holds the potential for cars to sell at lower than their usual dealer prices. The Porsche 911 would be priced at €50,000 on the forecourt, with the Jaguar X-Type at €40,000 and the Bentley selling with a regular dealer for €70,000. It is expected that they will all sell for less than their forecourt prices.

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Merlin Car Auction Managing Director, David Byrne, has already seen a lot of interest in this auction. “These cars are the pinnacle of modern design, and are sought after the world over. It’s great to be able to offer them at the auctions where bidders can get a good price and see so many of these luxury cars in one place!” He added, “It is indicative of the market at the moment that we are beginning to see this calibre of car coming through the auction, and the customer will benefit from it”. The auction begins at 7pm on April 1st, at the Kylemore Road, Dublin premises of Merlin Car Auctions. All vehicles will be sold on the night. The vehicles are available to view that day, and customers are advised to arrive early on the auction night to avoid disappointment. See www.merlincarauctions.ie http://www.merlincarauctions.ie for further details.

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Glounthaune pupils and teachers take to the catwalk ALAN MEEK REPORTS

LAST Thursday night in Little Island pupils and teachers took to the catwalk to help raise funds for Scoil Naisiunta an Chroi Naofa in Glounthaune for playground improvements for the children who attend there. Led by 16 members of a strong and determined committee, the show was organised and set up to provide a focal point to those involved, an opportunity and experience for the children involved and, of course, a chance for the male teachers to live a lifelong dream of strutting their stuff in front of hundreds of adoring women. Children from the school graced the catwalk themselves and, through a draw, a selection of quotes from 5th and 6th class kids were included in the pamphlet made for the night, in which they outlined what it would mean to them to have a new playground at their school. Fiona Quinn took the health and safety angle and offered that “It would mean fewer pupils going home with bandages on their knees!” Another gem came from Sophie Hayes who said “The yard would be better because what we have now is very rough and when you fall it hurts. Trust me I know!”

It seems, then, that the children, and in turn the teachers and parents, are concerned with the safety issues surrounding the existing playground. There can be no bigger worry for a parent than the safety of their kids and so, in hoping to raise €5,000 to improve the playground, the teachers and parents association have set out their hopes and ideals for the future of their school. Organising a show on this scale has shown desire, determination, commitment and dedication to the children. Here at the East Cork Journal we fully support their cause and look forward to the day the new playground is ready for it’s grand opening.

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Laura, Donna, Ciara, Aoife and Catherine all looked fabulous on the night

Laura O Donoghue, Sophie Hayes, Fiona Quinn and Aoibhin Cunningham at the fashion show

Ruth Evans from Midleton and Peg Pearson Trisha Griffin and Maeve Treacy are all smiles as from Glanmire raise their glasses to a great show they await the start of the show

Catherine Foley from Glounthaune came along with Janet Hurley from Glanmire for a fabulous night out in Little Island

Tara and Alice Leguilloux from Carrigtwohill were looking forward to the show

The kids are naturals as they model for Funky Kids in Midleton

The pose is everything it seems

Strutting her stuff – this girl has what it takes

Mairaid O’Neill from the parents association who helped to organise the event with Bridget Connolly

Sinead and Theresa Higgins from Sienna Boutique are pictured looking great just as the show is about to start

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Fashion Show fundraiser at the Radisson

Casual and comfortable – but is it the clothes or the disposition? Both, in this case

This school seems to have an abundance of talent gracing it’s corridors

The kids get ready for the show. Emily Hurley who had a quote included in the booklet for the night alongside 6th class friends Jenny O’Keeffe, Anna Mulcahy and Bianca Foley

The models were provided by the Holman Lee agency

Shades inside? A taste of the summer we hope to have

The models looked fabulous and gave the audience quite a show

Secretary, Marguerite Cunningham, Chairperson, Mary Morris- Ian Smith of Hat Fascinations Quinn and Treasurer, Ciara Fitzharris who are part of a 16 strong the highlands Glounthaune with model for the night, David Barry committee and are responsible for the night in Little Island

This is one of the teachers who volunteered, and he looks very comfortable in the gaze of the spectators. A new career change perhaps?

Shella Browne from M.B.A with Mary Browne who both had a fantastic evening

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The children certainly know how to work the Mary O’Donovan-Cowhey and Kate O’Connor catwalk and this girl looks very natural enjoy a drink prior to the start of the show

Fiona Twomey, Sheila McCarthy, Dalva Leisk and Audrey Forde all await the start of the show

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Bitesize News

YOUGHAL

Compiled by Denise FitzGerald 087 812 8262 / dfitz47@hotmail.com Youghal Gun and Restocking Club Youghal Flower and Garden Club ON Sunday, April 4th (next Sunday), the Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot will be held. There are great prizes for the experienced shooters, and there will also be a novice stand for first timers. Everyone is welcome to come along and see what it is all about or, perhaps, give it a try. It will be held on the Cork side of Youghal, just off the N25. Follow the signposts any time after 11am. For further information contact Greg on 087 6729725.

Farmers – please note

Youghal Gun and Restocking Club would like to take this opportunity to offer their services to any farm experiencing crop damage at this time of year, within the Youghal Gun Club area. You can contact any member you might know, or alternatively contact the chairman directly, Donnacha, on 087 2932975. All members will be only too happy to help in any way, to show our appreciation for all the years of support we have received.

Daffodils, Birdies and Pars

A further Coffee Morning for Daffodil Day will be held on Thursday next, April 1st in the Red Store from 10am to 12noon and your support would be very much appreciated.

The monthly meeting of Youghal Flower and Garden Club will be held in the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Tuesday, April 13th at 8pm. There will be a teaching demonstration by Mrs Una Fleming, A.O.I.F.A. Competitions on the night will include; Floral Exhibit – “The Beauty of Colour”. Space allowed is 24”. Horticulture – A vase of five Spring flowers. A Plant Sale will also be held on the night, which is open to everyone and all are very welcome to attend.

Late night pharmacy facility for Youghal

Mari Mina Pharmacy, North Main Street, Youghal has announced the extension of their services. The Chemist will now remain open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. A pharmacist will be on duty during those hours for the convenience of the people of Youghal.

Car boot sale and market

An extensive Car Boot Sale and Market will be held on April 4th next from 10am to 4pm. With antiques, plants, furniture, books, bric a brac and many other interesting items on sale, a trip to Redbarn on Sunday is a must for the bargain hunter. All available just opposite the Quality Hotel, Redbarn.

Let’s get ready to rumble...

WRESTLING – A NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The event will take place at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Saturday, April 10th with doors at 7pm and bell 7.30pm. This is a great family type entertainment with WWE style action.

These boots are made for walking!

The 18th annual Richie O’Neill Memorial Walk in aid of the Cancer Treatment Unit at Cork University Hospital will be held on June 5th next. The route is from Cork to Bandon and will depart from the Viaduct Inn, Cork at 10am on the day.

Plenty of time to get yourself fit and ready for the event, and your support would be very much appreciated. For further information telephone 023 8844185.

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At the Walter Raleigh Hotel

Saturday, April 3rd: St Coleman’s Boxing Club Exhibition, with Disco to follow. Saturday, April 10th: Ned O’Keeffe Clinic and Wrestling in Function Room from 5pm to 10pm. Tuesday, April 13th: Youghal Flower and Garden Club 8pm. Friday, April 16th: Haiti Fundraiser – Youth Music, Talent night. Doors open 7.30pm.

Wednesday, April 21st: Albrin Society at 8pm. Everybody welcome. Thursday, April 29th: Table Quiz.

Events at Cumann na Daoine

Wednesday, March 31st 1.30 - 2.30pm Walking Group 3pm - 5pm Women's Group 7.30 - 9.30pm Needlework 7.30 - 9pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group) Thursday, April 1st 7.30 - 9.30pm Music Group 8pm - 9.45pm Bingo

Tuesday, April 6th 5.45 - 7.30pm Weight Watchers

Wednesday, April 7th 10am - 12.30pm FÁS Clinic 1.30 - 2.30pm Walking Group 3pm - 5.00pm Women's Group 7.30 9pm GROW ( Community Mental Health Group) 7.30 - 9.30pm ICA 7.30 - 9pm Disability Group.

Youghal Indoor Bowling Club results

March 16th – winners were Jack O’Donoghue, Chris McHugh and Kitty O’Sullivan. March 23rd – winners were Frances Forrest, Rose O’Donovan, Emily Fitzgerald and Jack O’Donoghue.

KLM Fundraiser Cycle in Youghal

Wednesday last, March 24th, Youghal Golf Club was the venue for the Cancer Daffodil Day Coffee Morning. Coffee and Scones were served (scones courtesy of Emma, Club Caterer). A Raffle was held for two fabulous hampers, the winners of which were James Morey and Eileen Donoghue. A Golf competition was held and all prizes were kindly sponsored by Albert Muckley, Jack O’Patsy, Murphy’s Pharmacy and Tipperary Crystal. Donations were also received from Youghal Lions Club, Youghal Rotary Club and Youghal Bay Bridge Club. Golf entry fees were all donated to this very good cause. The Committee members wish to extend sincere thanks to all who came along on the day, to the sponsors, donors and anyone who helped in any way.

April 17th next is the date for the KLM cycle to the Walter Raleigh Hotel, which leaves KLM at 11am. Or, if you don’t have a bike, why not walk from Youghal to Redbarn and back. The beneficiaries will be the Cystic Fibrosis and Children’s Leukemia Wards. Cards are available from KLM, Lower Road, or telephone C Carlton 021 4870675, D Collins 087 9035575, or C Dorrington 085 2133880.

Have you made Youghal your home? Do you want to be involved in the community?

The Community Nights Group is a great group of people who are having an Open Night on Monday, April 19th at 7.30pm in Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street. They would really like your participation. They want to ‘make ideas happen’.

They would be delighted if you would join them on the 19th with, perhaps, questions like “how about?”, “what do you think?”, “I know of”, “Let’s.....” It’s a very relaxed, chatty sort of evening with ideas bouncing about. So, see you there!

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DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

FRIDAY last, March 26th was National Pyjama Day (PJs) which is a nationwide event, organised by the National Children’s Nurseries Association. The Rocking Horse Children’s Creche in Youghal, under the care of Julie Rock, is situated on Raheen Road and is home (on most days) to approximately eighteen local children. On Friday last, the excitement in the Rocking Horse was high as the children arrived in their PJs of all different colours and designs with images of elephants, rabbits, pretty fairies (on the pink PJs!) giraffes and other lovable animals. Little fingers pointed in amazement at the different pictures, and the wearers showed off by dancing around and strutting their stuff. Balloons were blown up and fixed on sticks and strings, and these were waved about as the East Cork Journal arrived in the midst of this very organised mayhem. Not to be outdone, the adults also wore their very respectable and more than sensible PJs – not for them the flowing lines of the latest lingerie – and the applause really went through the roof when the Mayor of Youghal, Cllr. Sandra McLellan, made her appearance – in her warm and woolly PJs. The Mayor is a long time friend of Julie’s, and she reminisced about the ‘good old days’ when she and Julie were children living next door to each other, and they were quite familiar with seeing each other in pyjamas. Pyjama Day is a day for children to have fun, play games and raise money for Make a Wish Foundation, through sponsorship. The Foundation is about children helping children to raise money to enable Make a Wish Ireland grant wishes for children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, living with a life threatening medical condition.

Mayor of Youghal, Cllr. Sandra McLellan in pj form with Julie Rock and helpers

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WEE WILLIE WINKIE RUNS THROUGH THE TOWN,

Julie told the East Cork Journal that there are children of many nationalities in her Rocking Horse Creche, all getting along together famously. The Nationalities include Italian, Polish, French, Nigerian, Congolese, Vietnamese, English and Irish. With such a large number of very active children, Julie needs the care and supervision of four other employees, all of whom interact very well with the children.

Fun, friendship, security and a love of play was very obvious with all the children who romped and danced in their PJs and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. For the adults, the elastic waists at work were their own special treat! In fact, it was the Cat’s Pyjamas……

UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS IN HIS NIGHTGOWN,

TAPPING AT THE WINDOW AND CRYING THROUGH THE LOCK,

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Minister Batt O’Keeffe opens St. Declan’s National School, Ardmore

NEWLY appointed Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, completed the final task in his former portfolio as Minister for Education and Science, when on Friday, March 26th, he travelled to Ardmore to officially open the new St. Declan’s National School extension in Ardmore.

DECLAN BARRON REPORTS

This was a proud day for Ardmore with School Principal, Victor Mullins delighted that the Minister was able to make it, given his recent cabinet appointment. Mr Mullins was loud in his praise of the entire School Board of Management, the teaching staff and the caretakers, Marie and Bernie Stilwell as well as the Parents Council and Fr Milo Guiry for their dedication to the school. He thanked the general public for all the support they gave to make sure that everything was ready for the big day. He complimented Minister Batt O’Keeffe and, indeed, the Department of Education and in particular Regina Gannon in Tullamore for all their help and assistance. He also paid tribute to builder, Mike Foley for doing a splendid job.

School Bord of Management chairman, John Quinn in his address paid tribute to all those who helped raise the necessary funds to com- Minister Batt O’Keeffe and School Board of Management Chairman, John Quinn pliment the Dept of Education Grant, with special thanks to John Sup- jointly cut the tape to officially open the new St Declan’s School in Ardmore with ple for producing two CD’s, to Jim Lane and the Mystery Tour Gang, Principal, Victor Mullins and His Lordship Bishop William Lee also in picture and to Keevers Bar for hosting the weekly card drive in aid of school funds. In addition to this John Quinn thanked the O’Callaghan family of the Cliff House Hotel for providing Interactive White Boards for each of the classrooms and laptops as well which, along with the new computers in the computer room, were set up by Nicky Keating. His Lordship Bishop William Lee was on hand to bless the new School, while FG TD John Deasy and Cllr Tommy Cronin FF, were also in attendance. Former teachers Mrs Siobhan Lincoln, Maeve Curran and Brid Groeger were among the invited guests, as was Tony Ryan whose late wife, Veronica was a teacher at the school for many years. Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal of Pobail Scoil Na Tríonóide in Youghal, and Liam Suipeal of Colaiste Na Rinne and Michael Gildea, Principal of St Mary’s School in Grange were also among the invited guests. Minister O’Keeffe, who is no stranger to Ardmore, in his address praised the efforts of all concerned with this project. He was loud in his praise of the local community and the School Board of Management, led by John Quinn, for showing courage and leadership in bringing such a building into being in trying financial times. He paid tribute to builder, Michael Foley for not alone doing an excellent job but for coming in on budget and on time, which is something everyone can be proud of. He paid tribute to the teaching profession in general and said he was sad to be leaving a department in which he really enjoyed working. His new position would lead to new challenges but he believed that education is the most important thing that the Irish children can have. He praised the work of local councillor, Tom Cronin in getting additional funding as this €1million project was brought to fruition, giving the children of the parish facilities second to none.

St Declan’s School Board of Management with Minister Batt O’Keeffe and Bishop William Lee. Back row, Pat O’Shea, Lindsay Harty, Martha Tierney, John Supple and Don Brockie. Front row, John Quinn, Bishop William Lee, Minister Batt O’Keeffe, Victor Mullins and Fr. Milo Guiry

Minister Batt O’Keeffe, along with Board of Management Chairman, John Quinn in the presence of School Principal Victor Mullins and His Lordship Dr William Lee jointly cut the tape to declare the new building open. The children sang the National Anthem on arrival of the Minister, and afterwards helped enjoy the festivities along with the many parents and friends who turned up to enjoy this special day. The parent’s council provided refreshments, while the weatherman Cathy Troy, Helena Power and Anne Foley enjoy a cuppa after the opening was also kind on the day as the sun shone brightly on Ardmore’s New School. The children were then given the remainder of the day off. along with an Easter Egg. each as they break for the Easter holidays.

The assembled children outside the school

Michelle Beresford and Jeanette Dunne

Tony Ryan with Victor Mullins

Teaching and administrative staff of St. Declan’s National School Ardmore at the launch. Back row, Terry McGrath, Natalie Lehane, Lindsay Harty, Olive Keane, Ber Keevers and Fr. Milo Guiry. Front row, John Quinn, Bishop William Lee, Minister Batt O’Keeffe and Principal Victor Mullins

Brid Groeger, Michael Gildea, Maeve Curran and Liam Suipeal

Former teacher Mrs Siobhan Lincoln with His Lordship Bishop William Lee and Batt O’Keeffe

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The Quinn family: Kathleen, Bernie and Sheila

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Waterford Way

With Declan Barron

Work commences on

Ardmore interim Sewage Scheme

Joan Clancy Gallery Easter show set to draw the crowds

THE JOAN Clancy Art Gallery in An Rinn is set to attract large crowds over the Easter period. The gallery, which opens from 11am to 5pm each day, will be holding an Art Exhibition that has already received a good review from Con Power in the Irish Arts Review magazine. Many prominent artists including Ross Stewart, Arthur Maderson, Andrea Jameson, Martin Stone, Sinead O’Hehir, Eilish O’Toole and Rayleen and Blawain Clancy, among others, will have their work on display. With the economy still in recession, now is a very good time to buy art and for anyone wishing to visit the Gallery outside of the opening times, they can arrange an appointment by calling 086-8134597.

Chat and a little craic at the Marine Bar Conversation Circle

A NEW initiative to promote the Irish Language has been set up by Ciorcal Comhra Na nDeise. The Conversation Circle provides an opportunity to converse through Irish, whatever level your ability, in a friendly setting. This get together will be on every Tuesday night between 7pm and 8-30pm and all are most welcome. If you just want to come along and observe and listen you will be welcome also, and anyone wishing to know about the Marine Bar Conversation Circle can contact Cabrini on 087-6532044.

Antisocial behaviour hits Clashmore Playground

DURING the past week contractors have begun to set up for the commencement of the Ardmore interim Sewage Scheme, something that has long been overdue for the village. The loss of the Blue Flag beach status due to the poor quality bathing water should improve as a result of the proposed measures, while the treatment of the Sewage be-

fore it goes to outfall will also benefit the local community. The work will take a number of months to complete, and will be an inconvience which is necessary in the short term, for the long term good of the community.

Minister opens St. Declan’s School

THE WORK of a few mindless idiots has seen damage to the tune of €1,000 caused to the children’s playground area in Clashmore. Those who worked hard to raise funds to put the playground in place for the children are to be commended, yet the mindless actions of the small few who have caused damage are to be deplored. It will now cost around €1,000 to repair the damage, so if anyone sees this type of behaviour occurring, could they please report it to the committee or to the Gardaí. If further damage occurs it could result in the closure of the playground for safety reasons, and that would be a great pity as those who use it really enjoy it.

Barron’s Bakery features in new Cookbook

BARRON’S Bakery in Cappoquin, recently received a huge boost as they are featured in a new Cook Book, “The Country Cooking of Ireland” by author, Colman Andrews who is an acclaimed US journalist and author. The bakery that produces bread and cakes is featured for its famous “Chester Cake” which appears in the book. The launch took place on March 11th at the Good food Ireland showcase in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin.

West Waterford Autograss set for Easter event

Cllr. Tommy Cronin with School Principal, Victor Mullins, Minister Batt O’Keeffe, His Lordship Bishop William Lee and Board of Management Chairperson, John Quinn at the official opening of St. Declan’s NS, Ardmore NEWLY appointed Minister for Enterprise, Batt O’Keeffe fulfilled his promise to open St Declan’s National School in Ardmore. The former Education Minister received a different portfolio in Taoiseach

,Brian Cowen’s cabinet re-shuffle but still managed to keep his promise to come to Ardmore on last Friday, March 26th to open the new school. A full report is elsewhere in the paper.

WEST Waterford Autograss will resume racing at its track in Ballysaggart on Easter Sunday, April 4th. The racing will commence at 12noon with scrutiny from 9-30am. West Waterford Auto Grass meets each Monday night in Rosies West End Bar in Lismore at 930pm and is always looking for new members. Anyone wishing further information can contact Norma Sheehy on 087-6104958 or Eamon Sheehy on 087-6811330

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A sporting chance A knockout night guaranteed

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St. Colman’s Boxing Club annual tournament in Youghal

Coaches, Maurice Walsh and Patrick Roche with St. Colman’s boxer, Adam Curley, Youghal who was the Boxing Champion of Munster at the Boy / Girl 1.2.3. Championships held at Tallow Community Centre earlier this month

ON SATURDAY, April 3rd, St. Colman’s Boxing Club will hold their annual tournament at the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal, starting at 7.30pm sharp. ‘This year,’ club coach, Maurice Walsh tells the East Cork Journal, ‘we have two boys through to the All-Ireland Juvenile

Championships in Dublin, as well as a boy in the All-Ireland Youths competition. We also have 2 junior boxers taking part in the All-Irelands and one in the Under 18s in May.’

And 2010 has also seen the club embrace girl power, with Ciara O’Sullivan from Ballymacoda putting on the gloves

Claycastle pitch and putt Scratch Cup 2010

The Claycastle Scratch Cup was played for on Sunday, March 28th. This was the eighth year of our hugely popular scratch cup with top players from all over Munster taking part. With the course in immaculate condition the scoring was excellent and after 36 holes Paul O’Brien (Templemore) led the field on 12 under par. James Cleary (Clonmel) 9, John Walsh (Collins) -9, Ray Murphy (Templebreedy)-8, Colin Sheehan, Gary O’Sullivan (both Claycastle) -7 were all in contention heading in to the final 18. Ray Murphy has struggled around Claycastle in recent years but he proved he can master any course by shooting -9 for the final 18 to finish on 17 under par. Ray’s round started quietly, by his own high standards, by paring the first 6 holes. On the 7th the machine clicked into gear and he went on to birdie 9 of the next 10 holes to blow away the field. People have run out of superlatives to describe Ray in recent years and it isn’t any wonder, after seeing him in devastating form at first hand. Paul O’Brien played superbly for his first visit to Claycastle and finished in second place on 15 under par. In third place was James Cleary on 14 under par. Special

mention must go to one of our young guns, Johan Brosnan who played superbly to win the final 18 in a field that included 4 present Irish Internationals. The club would like to thank the 90 players who took part and made the day such a great success. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Scratch Cup results

1st Ray Murphy (Templebreedy), 2nd Paul O’Brien (Lakeside), 3rd James Cleary ( Hillview), Best 36 John Walsh ( Collins), Final 18 Johan Brosnan ( Claycastle), 1st Inter- Liam Myers (St. Annes), 2nd James McKeown ( St. Annes), 1st Junior Aiden O’Rourke (Cunnigar), 2nd Tom Pomphrett (Claycastle), Ladies 1st- Vera McCarthy (Collins) Ann McCarthy (Rocklodge).

County Leagues

The senior teams quest for a final spot ended in vain at the hands of a vastly experienced Templebreedy team at St. Anne’s on Sunday, March 21st. The team entered the semis with high hopes after topping their group with a fantastic record of won 4 drew 1 lost 0. On the

to box in their tournament in Youghal this weekend. There will be around 18 bouts on the night and, with some of the boys taking to the competitive ring for the first time, they’re bound to give it their best shot. The club’s underage boxers will give an exhibition at 6.30pm sharp and, even though the club lost 4 good boxers this year - for one reason or another - the boys will no doubt fill the gap with some jaw-dropping bouts.

day they came up against a truly inspired Temple outfit who have been here and done it no less than 16 years in a row. With wins in the foursomes for Martin Keohane/Ed Long and Gary O’Sullivan/Colin Sheehan the lads led 2-1 with Anthony O’Loughlin/Paudie O’Sullivan losing to Ray Murphy/Richard O’Flaherty. Temple’s success over the years has been based on solid singles performances and they duly delivered in devastating fashion by whitewashing Claycastle 6-0, running out 7-2 winners overall. Although the defeat was hard to swallow, the team can take great heart from reaching the last four at the first attempt and hopefully bounce back next year to go a couple of steps further. Very best of luck to, Templebreedy, who now face St.Annes in the final. Congratulations to the O’Sullivan brothers, Paudie and Gary, on qualifying for the Irish Open which will be played in RGSC in late April. Best of luck lads!

Work will commence on the greens next Saturday and all help will be greatly appreciated. Remember, you don’t have to be on the committee to lend a hand!

‘You’ll also be able to see 5 Munster champions in the ring,’ Maurice enthuses, ‘so St. Colman’s boxers will have to really box well to win on the night.’ So, head down to the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal on Saturday, April 3rd. Tickets are available at the door and you’re promised a night that will, literally, pack a punch.

East Cork ladies darts

Results from 25/3/10:

Batts were home to Maggie Mays; Batts won 4-1. The Thatch were at home to Colbert’s with The Thatch winning 3-2. Finn’s played Johnny Mac’s with the latter winning 401. This Thursday night is semi-finals night. The Thatch takes on Maggie Mays at Batt Murphy’s at 8.30pm. Batts will play Johnny Mac‘s at a venue not confirmed at time of going to press.

Best of luck to all the teams - let’s play darts.

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Value Punt

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PHIL DELANEY

Our Weekly Betting Column by John “Diamond” Whelton

in association with

Understudy Stricker looking to see off Woods return

THE build-up to next week’s US Masters at Augusta has obviously been overshadowed by the off-course antics of Tiger Woods. After struggling to recover from a succession of bad lies, it’s now less about Tiger capturing another green jacket and more about whether he can keep his jacket on – and more importantly his slacks – in the run-up.

But at least the will he/won’t he speculation about Woods’ presence at Augusta has now abated, and we can concentrate on the battle to succeed Angel Cabrera as holder of the most prestigious title in golf.

every time he steps onto the golf course. Nor should Woods’ consistency at Augusta be underestimated. Six more top eight finishes to go with his four wins, including two seconds, in his 13 Masters appearances is a formidable record. But given the potential for some rustiness, Tiger’s price is unattractive, even if the Augusta course is set up to favour the big hitters. Others who should come into contention include Ernie Els – back in form with a fine recent win in Miami – and World No 2 Steve Stricker, the temporary poster boy for the America tour in Woods’ absence. Cabrera himself should have a say again, but wayward driving might prevent a genuine challenge to retain his title.

and end a barren spell at Augusta that stretches back to 2005.

Woods himself is a slightly more generous than usual, 4-1, to take a fifth title

While his exile from the sport might have clogged the competitive juices a little, the scrum of media interest in his return should have little impact on Tiger, used as he is to being the central figure

the climb but we quickly re-grouped on the decent from Mellary back down into Cappoquin for our scheduled coffee stop. We duly enjoyed the Coffee and at the same time, enjoyed verbally abusing the Secretary for his climb selection.

Rumour has it that he has already ordered her a new bike for Xmas. Nice one Don, start them young. Congrats again from all at the club and no excuses now about being tired on a Sunday morning. That’s my excuse !!!

Of the Irish contenders, Padraig Harrington is coming back into a little bit of form, seems to have stopped fiddling with his game and shot two fine rounds before falling away at the Transitions Championship. He is priced at around 16s. Rory McIllroy, meanwhile, has been in a little bit of a funk lately and the major breakthrough seems that little bit further away. You’ll get 33s.

I like the look of American big-hitter, Dustin Johnson who finished top 30 at

Youghal cycling club’s weekly spin

The real training begins

HELLO again and welcome to this week’s news about the trials and tribulations of Youghal C.C. A fine group of 16 gathered at Moby Dick’s at 9am for our usual Sunday morning spin on March 28th. It was good to see that all hadn’t been caught out by the hour change. Well all that we know of but I suspect that there was one or two who did forget but will not admit it!.

Anyway, we headed up the Tallow road in silence while everyone warmed up and dodged the potholes as we dropped down into Tallow. From there we rode steady out of Tallow, on and through Lismore, before we arrived at the Secretary’s chosen route climb of the day on the outskirts of Cappoquin. We had reached the accent of Salterbridge, a 3km climb that was as steep as Windmill Hill only longer, narrower, had five steep switchbacks and was riddled with potholes. We headed up the climb in complete silence, and just grinded and grinded until we reached the top. Speaking from my own experience of the climb, I had to make full use of the triple chainset and if I had anything smaller, I would have been using that too. For those of you who think that I don’t suffer on a bike, I can tell you now that I suffered like never before and if I had any of the Bulman’s or Hamsters EPO, I would have used the lot. I hoped you liked that John ? It’s very hard to have a go at myself when I am writing it so I think from next week, I will go back to having a go at the usual suspects. It was however, good training for myself and Big Schleck who will be doing 5 similar climbs on cobbled roads next Sunday in Belgium. Naturally, it all broke up on

Refreshed, we headed for Dromina Drive, Villarstown and Aglish before Big Schleck showed his age and let the Secretary change a puncture for him. Nice one. Puncture repaired, we rode onto Clashmore with the Secretary kicking off again. He didn’t get far, though, and the group rode through Clashmore re-grouped. A bit more hopping took place between there and the Main road but we all came together again for the run back into Youghal, where we arrived at 12.30pm with 90km completed. Our first tough and long spin of the year was gladly completed. The 10am group consisting of 4 riders also gathered on the good morning and travelled out the Bog road to Ballymacoda, over the hill to Garryvoe and back through Ladysbridge, Castlemartyr and Killeagh. Another challenging 40km completed for those who participated.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to Club Chairman, Gerry Geary who has been missing from the bike over the last couple of weeks due to injury. He will shortly be having the tricky knee operated on and we wish him the best in his recovery. We will all be looking forward to seeing you back on the bike and getting us all lost down in Knockadoon again.

Congratulations

Congratulations to local club man, Don O’Reilly and family on their new arrival.

Tour Of Flanders

As the Sunday regulars all know, myself and John Flynn will be heading for Belgium this Thursday for a weekend of bikes, beer, frites and mayonnaise. If the Gold Cup is the Highlight of Cheltenham, the Tour of Flanders is arguably the highlight of the one day races, and is one of the toughest Classics of the year. Belgium is completely mad for cycling, with the most exciting and knowledgeable spectators you’ll find anywhere. The whole of Belgium comes to a grinding halt on race day, much like All-Ireland final day in Ireland, with proud Flandrians cheering on their national heroes as well as the Belgian trade teams of Lotto and Quickstep. On the second last climb the Muur van Geraardsbergen or “the Wall”, upwards of 40,000 bike fans converge in the square before the climb, watching the race unfold on large T.V. screens, before the madness starts when the first riders approach the climb and all hell breaks loose with spectators lining the 20% gradient up to the church at the top.

While there to watch this great event we will also be participating in the Tour of Flanders cyclo sportif the day prior to the big one, a mass participation event that allows amateurs to ride the course covering 3 distances, 255km, 150km and 75km taking in the tough hills and becoming a Flandrian for a day!! The event attracts approx 20,000 cyclists with the Belgian and Dutch cycling

clubs, along with overseas visitors, giving it loads on the race course.

As a result of this great race, there will be no notes next week, but a full report on the whole weekend will be administered to all on our return, and in the following weeks notes as well as on the club website.

Muintir na Tire Cycle

The Muintir Na Tire cycle will this year take place on May 15th and will be leaving at 9.30am from Aura, Youghal Car Park for the 80 mile route and leaving at 2pm for the 30 mile route. There is a minimum of €20 sponsorship from each cyclist required and sponsorship cards will be available from Cree’s card Shop in Youghal.

Club Website

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

Weekend spins

As you are all well aware by now, there is a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 9am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which runs on various routes every week, usually takes between 2 to 3 hours (weather permitting) and covers on average between 50 to 70km (35 to 50 miles). The pace is comfortable and we usually stop halfway around for a coffee or tea. A second group also goes on a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 10am sharp, leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which also

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the course last year and won at the Pebble Beach pro-am in February. Of the longer-odds contenders, he looks equipped for the Georgia course. Decent value at around 40-1. Phil Mickelson must always be considered, but I also fancy the chances of Columbian Camilo Villegas, who arrives in Augusta in fine form after claiming his first PGA Tour win in 18 months at the Honda Classic in Florida. A respectable 13th place finish last year will give him the confidence to aim higher this time round. You’ll get at least 33-1. Recommendations: Steve Stricker 181, Camilo Villegas 33-1, Dustin Johnson 40-1 e/w

Premier League Accumulator

A tricky week of fixtures so we’ll go for three draws. Expect Manchester United and Chelsea to play out a stalemate at Old Trafford, keeping both involved at the top and inviting Arsenal back in. Aston Villa need to stop the rot but may have to settle for a point at the Reebok, with Bolton also needing a few more points for safety. Hull City, likewise, will be scrapping for their lives but should expect a dour contest at Stoke. Recommendation: Draws at Man Utd, Bolton, Stoke

runs on various routes every week, usually takes around 2 hours to complete and covers on average between 30 to 40km (20 to 25 miles). The pace is again very comfortable. This is the perfect time for someone new to start with the group. With a steady pace and friendly people you are assured of an enjoyable spin. New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary Jonathan at 086-8563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

Fota Island Open Fourball

THE results from last Thursday’s Open Fourball at Fota Island Golf Course are as follows: 1st: Jim O’ Keeffe (East Cork) & Mick O’Brien (East Cork) - 45 pts 2nd: Cormac Ryan (East Cork) & Martin Hennigan (Castlemartyr) - 44 pts 3rd: Kevin O’ Brien (Kanturk) & Mike Minihane (Kanturk) - 40 pts

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Great turnout for Fundraising Table Quiz

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LAST THURSDAY, the club held a fund-raising Table Quiz at Harty’s Bar, which was well attended by members and the public, and turned out a great success. Questions were compiled by ECJ’S Becky Grice to whom the club is greatly appreciative. The MC on the night was club secretary, John Rossiter, assisted by his wife Averil, and the night progressed in good spirit, throughout the quiz onto a prize draw for the spot prizes.

Thanks to those who attended, those who provided spot prizes, Harty’s Bar for hosting the event, and providing a hamper as a prize. For the generosity of the patrons of the bar, for buying raffle tickets. A first prize of €100, second prize of €50, and a consolation prize of a bottle of whiskey for the runners up, a close third was won. After the club’s expenditures, a total profit of €290 was raised for the club. Thank you to everyone for their generosity on the night.

Youth Tournament

Last Saturday saw the semi-finals of the boys U-10, Mickey Cahill defeated Liam Sugrue and Marc O’Connor/O’Brien received a walk-over from Brian Lewis. This Saturday sees the U-12 Boys SemiFinal, and the Boys U-14 semi-Final There are now two new videos of the Youth Section of the club to be viewed on YouTube- Type in Cloyne Road Bowling to view. The videos are titled Youth Training, and were filmed on the Saturday, March 10th.

Leon O’Connor O’Brien shows that you’re never to start bowls

Junior A Championship

On Saturday last, the club hosted a thrilling score between Killian Kingston and Mick Hurley, in the East Cork A Championship Score. Killian made the cross in 3 great shots to have a full throw on Mick, and after 2 more good throws he had a bowl of odds against Mick. The standard of throwing from both players was quite excellent, with Killian making Kilcrone House in eight shots. Here he was throwing odds after a few giant throws from Mick. Two big throws up the hill from sight, and a mistake from Mick, gave Killian a big bowl of odds.

The Week In Sport However, from here Mick missed the “No-Play Lines” with his thirteenth throw, which is a new record for the clubs road. He was down within sight of the finish line in two more to finish off a very impressive, thrilling game. Great performances from both players made this one of the best scores in recent times in East Cork. On the day, Mick found his opponent in unbeatable form, but his own performance to go under by just two bowls of odds, is teastament to just how good, and close, a score this was, and just how impressive Killian was on the day. Well done to both players. An unforgettable score!

The return Score was an East Cork Veterans Championship Contest, in which Jerry O’Driscoll defeated Seamus O’Tuama. In a pick-up score, back to the Junior Finish line, Sam Kingston defeated John Joe O’Shea and Jerry O’Driscoll.

Fixtures

SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH: Junior A Championship at 11.30am Dan O’Connor vs. Dave Dennis

Playing back, at approx, 12.30pm - Veterans Championship - Moss Twomey vs. John Hogan Because the above scores will be played on a Sunday morning, the club will hold the Winter Team League scores on Easter Monday morning.

Cork pitch & putt to support epilepsy this Easter

PPUI Cork County Board Scratch Cup in aid of Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association BRAINWAVE, The Irish Epilepsy Association, the national charity providing information and support to people with epilepsy in Ireland, is delighted to have been nominated as the beneficiary charity for this year’s Charity Scratch Cup, organised annually by the Cork County Board of the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland. The Scratch Cup takes place on Easter Monday, April 5th at the ESB club in Turner’s Cross, Cork. Over 25 leading pitch and putt players will take part in the highly anticipated competition, and an overall total of more than 130 visiting players are expected to attend. All proceeds raised will be donated to support Brainwave’s ongoing work in the Cork area. Honorary Secretary of the Cork County Board, Brendan Meade said, “We are delighted that Brainwave, and the cause

of epilepsy, will benefit from this year’s event. Epilepsy is a very common condition and Brainwave does great work in Cork for people with the condition and their families”.

Almost 1 in 100 people have epilepsy, making it the most common serious neurological condition. Brainwave offers a wide range of services for people with epilepsy including support groups, information resources, telephone support, outreach services, one-to-one consultations, advocacy and a selection of aids & appliances. The charity also raises public understanding, and supports research into the condition. Other services include a pre-employment training course for young adults with epilepsy, and a new series of training courses for health professionals all over the country. Brainwave’s Cork office is at 35 Washington Street and they can be contacted at 021 4274774.

“Like many charities at the moment, Brainwave is facing a difficult year ahead and the generosity shown by the Cork County Board in thinking of our work, is much appreciated. We are grateful for the opportunity to attend on the day and to help raise awareness of epilepsy and the invaluable work we do in Cork”, says Mary Lawlor, Community Resource Officer at Brainwave’s Cork Office. The Scratch Cup begins at 8.30am and visitors are welcome to attend. For more information on epilepsy, see www.epilepsy.ie.

with Declan Barron

GAA set to open new can of worms

THE GAA appear to have opened up a new can of worms with its proposal to ask Cork County Board to ascertain how the Irish Rugby team was allowed to use the magnificent Nemo Rangers GAA complex in Trabeg to train, when the nearby PBC rugby grounds were frozen over early in the year. This gesture by Nemo should be complimented, and not condemned, as it appears that one rule can apply to Croke Park (which was properly sanctioned) but a gesture by one club to help another code to have a training session, appears mischievous at best. The upshot, however, may well be that GAA clubs all over the country who have put in magnificent Astro turf training facilities may not be allowed to rent them out to other sporting organisations, from which they derive most of their income to keep these facilities running. This seems a needless line to take and if a rule needs to be changed, then perhaps it is time to do so rather than shoot themselves in the foot. Clubs, if deprived of such income, will by their very nature come up with ways to circumvent the rule (within the rules I might add) by making users associate members, or by renting their pitches to individuals rather than organisations, thus making all the furore about Nemo a storm in a tea cup.

ing that were often stagnant. It is this change that sometimes motivates players to put in the extra bit required, as sometimes the same words from a local would be frowned upon yet coming from a stranger are heeded. Out of pocket expenses one could certainly live with, but the GAA are right to tackle managerial pay and if they can put a system in place to control it, then it can only be good for the organisation in general.

Good Friday Agreement, I think not?

Whatever one thinks of the opening of the pubs in Limerick on Good Friday for the visit of Leinster to Thomond Park for the Magniers League rugby match, one has to look unfavorably at the outcome if one can go to Limerick and have a drink, yet one cannot go to your local pub and have the same drink while looking at the same match on TV. Certainly if you have a match ticket you can legitimately have a thirst quencher within the ground, and while the Limerick economy will benefit from an influx of supporters to Limerick for the game, it would be folly to suggest that thousands of rugby supporters all over Ireland would not converge on pubs and clubs to watch the game were they open. I am afraid that I, for one, feel that they should all be open or none of them open on this occasion.

Managerial Make or break pay

Another can of worms which the GAA is taking on is the payment to club and county managers, and this is something that probably needs to be regularised as it is taking place all over the country, with trainers, coaches and managers making decent money out of it. The service they provide is necessary and should not be pushed under the carpet as if it were the black economy. Rather, it should be tackled in such a way as to put a value on time and effort. The GAA is built on volunteerism and long may it continue within clubs and, indeed, counties, but success or perhaps the lack of success sends clubs and counties looking for the Messiah to bring them to the promised land of a county title, and as such they are prepared to pay for the chance to get into the limelight. Sometimes it happens, more often than not it fails, but a new face with new ways does often work to change systems of train-

week in Premiership title race

Probably not, is the answer, given the ups and downs so far in a season that has more turns than the ring of Kerry. Yet, the meeting of the top two on Saturday could have a big bearing on the outcome if Manchester United can defeat Chelsea at Old Trafford. United will, of course, be in Champions league action in midweek as they face Bayren Munich and as such Chelsea, who is out of contention, might be the fresher side. A draw looks the most likely outcome at present, but in a title race with so many twists and turns who is to say that we will not have a few more before the finish.

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Lismore golf club Midleton promoted in AIL

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MIDLETON 13 BANBRIDGE 5

22/3/19 - 28/3/10: 12 HOLE STABLEFORD & FINALS OF DERMOT O’LEARY AGRI LTD SPRING LEAGUE: 1st Eddie Budden (18) 29Pts 2nd Paul McCarthy (12) 28 Pts B9 3rd Brian Shanahan (7) 28 Pts DERMOT O’LEARY AGRI LTD SPRING LEAGUE FINALS: Plate Winners: Jason Corcoran 150 Pts League Winners: John McGrath 7 Jordan Shanahan 0 South East League at Cobh: Fermoy 9 Lismore 3

Lismore Golf Club fixtures

2/4/10 - 5/4/10 - 18 Hole Stableford Sponsored by Mount View Fitted Furniture:

Junior Sifa goes flying throught the air to get in this tackle. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

Cappoquin’s Eddie Budden was the man this week. His unbelievable round of 31 points ( brought down to 29 because of a two point penalty for being in the prizes previously) consisted of at least 2 points at every hole. The highlight of Eddie’s round was back to back birdies at the third and forth holes. Famous for his consistency at par threes, the third hole was an obvious hole. His next birdie on the fourth was set-up by wood play at its best, leaving him a 3 footer, which was competently dealt with. This excellent score helped Jason Corcoran’s team to plate victory. In second place was Paul McCarthy with 28 points. Paul played very consistent golf, finishing his round with 5 pars. He beat Brian Shanahan on countback, who also played excellent golf with his highlight being a fine birdie at the 11th. Brian returned his card one over, a great standard of golf.

Dermot O’Leary Agri Spring League Rob Smyth goes over for the crucial second try for Midleton

MIDLETON gained promotion to division 2 of the AIL with a hard earned 13 – 5 victory over Banbridge at Towns Park last weekend. Two tries and a penalty earned Midleton the vital win that keeps them in second spot behind Queens University, but more importantly with just one game remaining it guarantees them promotion as they are ten points in front of third placed, Nenagh Ormonde. As this was their last home match a huge crowd turned out to cheer on the reds, and they were not disappointed as the home side withstood all that the visitors could throw at them and in the end well deserving winners of a hard fought match.

Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club Affiliated to Tennis Ireland

Cork Regional League 2010

In the first round of this seasons competition, Lower Aghada’s Declan Whelan Curtin and Rosemary McCarthy secured a point after an outstanding display against Rushbrook. The Lower Aghada duo played 3 gruelling sets and put up with all sorts of pressure, while also holding their cool to win that first point. Result: 6-2 4-6 6-2.

The Carrigaline Spring Open 2010

Congratulations to Colm Burke and Donal McCarthy who were division 5/6 finalists at the recently held competition. Even though not successful, the well known Lower Aghada partnership put in

some huge performances to make it to finals day. Burke played the courts well a lot of the time, finding the right spot so often to win points, while McCarthy’s ability to serve consistently well throughout was a great asset & paved the way for some satisfying stage wins. Next season, hopefully, they will take it one more step.

The South of Ireland Omni Court Championships 2010

The event will run from this Thursday right through the weekend at the famed Rushbrook Club. Several Lower Aghada partnerships will be to the forefront and will feature in most divisions so we wish them all the best of luck

We have finally reached the finish of this highly valued league. The final, as it happens, turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax with John McGrath’s team strolling to victory without losing a match. John McGrath, Ritchie Ormonde, Eosin Hickey, Patsy O’Donoghue, Paddies Prendergast, Vincent Dunne & Michael Keane were the winning team, and all played their part in bringing league success. John’s team had some close calls in recent weeks but this resilience stood them in good

East Cork Darts Results of Vitners Premier League Round 5: The Session 5 Maggie May’s 2 Central Star 7 Tosh Cahill’s 0 Gaelic Bar A 5 Sars 2 Old Thatch 3 McGrath’s 4

Two results from Round 4 which were played during the week: McGrath’s 5 Gaelic Bar B 2 Central Star 3 The Session 4

Vitners Premier League Table after 5 Rounds: Old Thatch 21 McGrath’s 21 Central Star 21 Maggie May’s A 20 The Session 20 Gaelic Bar A 14 Sars 12 Tosh Cahill’s 11

stead in the final. Jordan’s team can think of themselves as a bit unlucky to come up against a team on form like Johns this week. Jordan’s team played well right throughout the league and they can be very proud of their performances.

Plate Final

Well done to Jason Corcoran and his team for a somewhat facile victory in the plate decider. Jason had 7 points to spare over his nearest challenger, Brian Shanahan. Eamonn O’Shea, Frank Fenlon, Kieran Bennett, Ger Hayes, Eddie Budden & Gary Baverstock were Jason’s men and they all did the business this week. Highest scorers for Jason were, weekly competition winner Eddie Budden (now we can see the wisdom shown by his captain to rest him last week) and Gary Baverstock.

Thanks

With the Spring League now over, the club would like to express their gratitude to Dermot O’Leary for his sponsorship of this league. Dermot sponsors this every year and we, in the club are extremely lucky to have such a sponsor.

Prizegiving

Just a reminder that our first prize giving of the year is on April 9th. As mentioned in our previous issue, this will be a great night of entertainment. Please make an effort to be there. Proceedings start at 9pm sharp. All prize winners are requested to attend.

Welcome back

Good to see John O’Gorman return to the fairways after an absence of 2 years. No doubt John has lost none of his golfing prowess.

12 Hole Weekly Competition.

The club intends to hold a weekly 12 hole competition. This will run mostly mid week, with the 18 hole competition taking place at the weekend. The timing of this competition may vary slightly from week to week so, to keep up to date, keep an eye on the club notice board.

Results of Gerald McCarthy Trophy Shop Round 5: Section A: Maggie May’s B 5 Gaelic Bar B 2 Woods had a bye Section B: Harty’s Bar 3 The Schooner 4 Colbert’s 0 Batt Murphy’s 7

League Table of Gerald McCarthy Trophy Shop after 5 Rounds: Section A: Maggie May’s B 15 Gaelic Bar B 10 Woods 10 Section B The Schooner 27 Batt Murphy’s 20 Harty’s Bar 17 Colbert’s 6

Corkbeg pitch & putt club

The scores didn’t match the conditions last Sunday, for once. Ken O’Connell made his re-introduction and it proved a successful one, teaming up with Redmond Walsh to win the first nett with 9 up. Joe Wall and Pat Lordan showed their experience to win the gross with 5 under par. Terry Dunne, never too far from the winning enclosure, won the second nett in tandem with Tom Barry with 8 up.

Wednesday results: 1st Nett: Terry Dunne and Derek Daly, 1st Gross: Noel Kirby and Colm O’Shaughnessy, 2nd Nett: Eamon Aherne and Redmond Walsh.

Fixtures: The second major of the season takes place this weekend. The Pa O’Halloran Memorial is a scotch fourball competition. The times of play are Easter Sunday 10 am to 12.30pm, Easter Monday 10 am to 12.30pm.

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Youghal athletic club juveniles Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Sponsored by Youghal Credit Union The Track and Field season got underway with our outing to day one of the East Cork Track and Field Championships, kindly hosted by Midleton AC in Midleton CBS on Sunday 28th March. For a change the weather conditions were more springlike and the juveniles enjoyed their day. We did not have our full squad due to many matches being fixed for same day, but nevertheless we had some outstanding performances and a lot of individual winners on both the track and field events. It is very encouraging to see such talented youngsters emerging, and well done to all the coaches and parents who so ably helped out yesterday. The boys, in particular, recorded 9 out of a possible 11 wins on the track which was outstanding. We were missing quite a few girls but they also did very well and two of them won two track events

Track events

GIRLS U9 - 200m Lucy O’Keefe got the day off to an exciting start with her outstanding win in the G/9 200M race in a big field. She led for most of the race and was a very convincing winner. Abbie McCarthy also ran a very good race finishing well up the field. BOYS U9 - 200m Kristian Coughlan again went up front and led all the way. Unfortunately, he was confused by the finish line and because he hesitated he was pipped by a Midleton AC athlete at the finish line. Evan O’Keefe also had a very good run finishing in a strong 8th place in a big field. His twin sister had already run in the previous race. GIRLS U10 - 300m Ciara Leahy was first in for the club again in a big field in 4th place, followed by Caoimhe Barry 8th, Tirna Cahill 10th, Breffni O’Hanlon 11th and Doireann in 12th place. BOYS U10 - 300m

There was a thrilling finish to this race which produced two joint firsts, Matthew Cody and Peter Buckley. Matthew was leading and Peter made a burst from 3rd position to join Matthew on the finish line. Dean Savage also ran well to finish in 10th place, and David Crotty in 12th place.

GIRLS U11 - 800m This race showed tremendous improvement in performances. Litisha Moriarty led for the first half and was overtaken by her clubmate, Aine O’Regan with Karynn Collins in close pursuit. Aine won in great style. Litisha came in 2nd, Karynn was so unlucky to come in 4th after such a good run. Holly Hennessy finished well in 7th and Nicole Drake in her first race in 9th place. Happy Birthday also to Holly Hennessy, and well done for running on your birthday. BOYS U11 - 800m Killian Nolan had an outstanding run and also ran with great determination. He had a great win, and deserves it, as he trains so hard. Ben Donovan also had a great run. BOYS U12 - 800m It was brilliannt to see Diarmuid Clancy back in his winning ways. He ran a very intelligent race and led after 200m to finish strongly. Padraig McCarthy finished well also in 8th place. GIRLS U13 - 800m Emily O’Keefe ran very well to finish in 2nd place. She led for some of the race and finished close behind a Carrignavar athlete. Newcomer, Lauren Murphy did very well to finish in 4th place. BOYS U13 - 800m Fearghal Curtin won in convincing fashion after going into the lead after 150m. Conor Forde had a super race especially as he had been very sick. He was just pipped for 3rd place, but finished very strongly. GIRLS U14 - 200m Heather Curley had a very good run to come in 3rd place in this new event.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region Results

In Cloyne, in the Junior A Championship, Killian Kingston defeated Mick Hurley by 2 Bowls of odds. At the same venue, in the Veterans Championship, Jerry O’Driscoll defeated Seamus O’Tuama.

In Ballincurrig, in the Junior A Championship, James Cooney had his second win, when he defeated Patrick Butler.

In Cobh, in the novice B Championship, Christopher Butler defeated Michael Daly. Also at this venue Joe O Neill defeated Leo Hegarty.

Fixtures

SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD: Junior C Championship, in Clashmore at 6pm: Paul Butler vs. Conor McCarthy, Novice C Championship at 6.30pm: Peter Fitzgerald vs. Carl Randells.

In Ballincurrig, Senior Championship at 3pm: James Buckley vs.Eamonn Bowen (Jnr). SUNDAY, APRIL 4TH: Junior A Championship, in Cloyne at 11.30am: Dan O’Connor vs. Dave Dennis.

GIRLS U14 - 1500m Katie Nolan again ran strongly and finished in 3rd place in a strong field.

BOYS U15 - 1500m Ross Donovan had to work in the first half of this race to get the better of the Midleton AC athlete, and won very well to get maximum points. GIRLS U16 - 1500m Faye O’Brien, who has made a comeback to Athletics, ran a courageous race and finished in 4th place.

BOYS U16 200m Lee Curley won this race, followed by Sean Hennessy and Gavin Curley. Full points achieved for the club. Well done lads! BOYS U16 - 1500m Sean Hennessy ran very well to take gold in this event

GIRLS U17 -19 - 1500m Trisha Curtin ran very well and came in 2nd place for the club. BOYS U17 - 19 - 1500m Aaron Hennessy won this event running very strongly. TINY TOTS - BOYS David Buckley 2nd and Darragh Leahy 3rd. TINY TOTS - GIRLS Hazel Nolan - 3rd

Relays

GIRLS U10 - 4th; Team -Breffni O’Hanlon, Tirna Cahill, Caoimhe Barry and Ciara Leahy. BOYS U10 - 2nd; Team- Peter Buckley, David Crotty, Matthew Cody and Dean Savage.

GIRLS U12 - 4th; Team- Aine O’Regan, Karynn Collins, Litisha Moriarty and Holly Hennessy. BOYS U12 - 2nd; Team - Diarmuid Clancy, Sean Broderick, Padraig McCarthy and Ben Donovan BOYS U14 - 3rd; Team - Conor Forde, Fearghal Curtin, Fergal Smiddy and Cian O’Brien.

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GIRLS U16 - 3rd; Team - Isabel O’Mahoney, Lauren McCarthy, Faye O’Brien and Katie Savage BOYS U16 - 1st; Team - Ross Donovan, Sean Hennessy, Lee Curley and Gavin Curley

Field Events

BOYS U10 Long Jump Peter Buckley came 1st with a jump of 3.39m and Matthew Cody came 4th

BOYS U13 LONG JUMP Diarmuid Clancy and Sean Broderick, both competing a year above their age, did tremendously well to finish in the top three placings. Diarmuid won with a great jump of 4.05m, and Sean finished in 3rd place with his jump of 3.87m. Conor Forde finished well up with his jump of 3.50m, Fearghal Curtin jumped 3.30m, Cian O’Brien 2.95m and Fergal Smiddy 2.99m BOYS U15 LONG JUMP Ross Donovan won the event with a great jump of 4.67m, and Daniel Smiddy was second with another great jump of 4.56m. GIRLS U16 LONG JUMP Faye O’Brien won this event with her jump of 3.99m, and Lauren McCarthy came 3rd jumping 3.25m BOYS U11 BALL THROW Ben Donovan came 4th with a good throw of 26.20m. Killian also competed.

BOYS U9 BALL THROW Kristian Coughlan made no mistake here, winning with a huge throw of 26.79m. Evan also competed.

GIRLS U14 JAVELIN The club had a 1, 2, 3 standing here with Lauren O’Mahoney winning with a throw of 18.77m followed by Heather Curley throwing 16.31m and Katie Nolan 3rd throwing 11.37m. Lauren Murphy also competed. BOYS U14 JAVELIN Fergal Smiddy came 3rd in this event, competing for his first time in javelin, a year above his age. BOYS U13 DISCUS The club also had a 1,2,3 placing here

with Cian O’Brien winning with his good throw of 15.50m followed by Fergal Smiddy 12.55m and Conor Forde 11.35m GIRLS U13 DISCUS Katie Savage came 2nd and Lauren Murphy came 3rd. BOYS U16 SHOT Lee and Gavin Curley took the Gold and Silver medals in this event and Adam McCarthy came 3rd competing a year above his age. BOYS U15 DISCUS Adam McCarthy won this event with a very good throw of 18.45m.

BOYS U17 - 19 DISCUS Gavin Curley came 2nd throwing 13.27m, and Lee Curley came 3rd with his throw of 12.61m. Aaron and Sean Hennessy also competed. GIRLS U17 -19 DISCUS The club had a 1,2,3 in this event also with Isabel O’Mahoney winning in a convincing fashion with her throw of 22.03m, followed by Trisha Curtin 17.40m and Faye O’Brien 15.00m GIRLS U17 -19 LONG JUMP Trisha Curtin won this event with a much improved jump of 4,62m BOYS U17 -19 LONG JUMP Aaron Hennessy came 2nd GIRLS U16 SHOT Isabel O’Mahoney came 2nd

Well done to all for such magnificient performances, and to those who did not win medals on this occasion. Keep up the training. Day two of the East Cork Championships will take place in Youghal on Sunday 11th April so it would be great to see everyone back at training this week.

Midleton’s Cleeva shot putts to success

Veterans Championship at 12.30pm: Moss Twomey vs. John Hogan. In Cobh, Junior B Championship at 3pm.: Terry Sexton vs. John Butler. Veterans Championship at 4pm: Paddy Hurton vs. Leo Hegarty. MONDAY, APRIL 5TH: In Ballincurrig, Novice B Championship at 11.30am: James McCarthy vs. Denis Joyce. Novice B Championship at 12.30pm: Pa O’Donovan vs. John Walsh.

A meeting of the region will take place on this Wednesday, March 31st at 9pm at O’Meara’s, Ballinacurra.

Congratulations to Cleeva Motherway, a member of Midleton Athletic Club, who won the Girls U12 Shot Putt at the Woodie’s DIY Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh last weekend. (Photo: Pat Murphy, Sportsfile)

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Youghal golf club Wonder Woman Rhona

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leads the pack in Glanmire

Paul Moylan was the winner of Youghal Golf Club’s Easter Hamper 2010 competition and is congratulated above by Brian Barry, competition sponsor, Jimmy Coleman, Captain, Jim Morey, President and Peter Lehane, Vice-Captain, Youghal Golf Club

Ladies

24/3/10- Daffodil Day Invitational Threeball 1st Loretto Morrison (18) Ann O. Coleman (27) Anne P. Coleman (33) 66pts 2nd Mary Lawton (16) Paula Brennan (23) Trish Landers (26) 64pts 3rd Breda O’ Donoghue (25) Jo Swayne (24) Avril Kelly (28) 62pts 4th Catherine Hayes (13) Mary Pomphrett (20) Miriam Mc Mahon (21) 61pts 5th Mary Kennedy (17) Maeve O’ Leary (24) Shelagh O’ Callaghan (25) 59pts

Fixtures:

14/4/10: April Club Singles Fashion Show in aid of the Emer Casey Foundation at Youghal Golf Club on Wednesday, April 7th at 7.30pm. Tickets €10.

Gents

26/3/10 - 28/3/10 - Open 18 Holes Fourball 1st Brendan McCarthy (13) James O’ Callaghan (17) 44pts 2nd Joe Murphy (6) John Greene (12) 44pts 3rd Liam Sloane (6) Ray Shiels (10) 43pts Best Fri/Sat: Luke Swayne (11) Tom O’ Donoghue (12) 43pts Best Sun: Eamonn Mc Sweeney (13) Sean Lordan (18) 42pts

Fixtures:

2/4/10 - 4/4/10: The P.J. Dennehy Memorial - Corn Na Casca 4/4/10 at 3pm: Mixed Foursomes 5/4/10: Open 3 Person Team Event: Ladies/Gents/Mixed

16/4/10 - 18/4/10: Junior Scratch Cup and Intermediate Scratch Cup Entries now being taken in the PRO Shop for the P.J. Morrissey Singles Matchplay & the Joe Mc Ginty Fourball Matchplay

Junior golf

The Fred Daly Competition was played at Youghal Golf Club on March 28th Youghal vs. East Cork Golf Club. Youghal won 4.5/2.5 Team: Steven Prendergast, Conor Coyne, Eoghan Keniry, Kevin Coyne, Gavin Sloane, Stephen Sheehan, David Poynton. Sub: Cormac O’ Callaghan. Well done to all the lads.

Fixtures

: 6.4.10 and 8/4/10: Junior Golf 8.30am to 10am

South East League

Division A - Round 4 at Cobh Golf Club 28/3/10 Youghal 6 East Cork 6 Lismore 3 Fermoy 9 Division B - Round 3 at Dungarvan Golf Club 27/3/10 West Waterford 6 Dungarvan 6 Mitchelstown 10 Gold Coast 2 Leading scores with one round to go in Division A Fermoy 27 - East Cork 20 - Youghal 20 Cobh 16 - Lismore 13

Next round in Fermoy Golf Club - 10/4/10 Cobh vs. Youghal East Cork vs. Lismore.

Youghal Racquetball hosts Munster Novice & Intermediate Finals On Friday, April 2nd from 6pm, Youghal Racquetball Club will host the Munster Novice & Intermediate Finals. The schedule is as follows: 6pm - Exhibition game with top international player, Noel O’Callagan 7pm - Intermediate Semi-Final 8pm - Novice Final (Youghal players, Ian

Cronin vs. Jody Cooper) 8pm - Intermediate Final

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. All welcome. Please come and support us. We are located in the alley behind Coláiste Eoin. Contact Wayne 086 380 6694.

Last week, Glanmire’s Rhona Lynch, a member of Eagles Athletic Club, received the February Vienna Woods Hotel Sport Award. Rhona, who has been described as a ‘wonder woman’ received the award following great performances in 2009 and 2010.

Rhona had an incredibly successful athletics season in 2009, completing the grand slam of the four races in the Ballycotton series and being crowned Cork senior cross-

country champion in December. Rhona also won the Novartis and John Buckley 5kms, as well as her home race in Glanmire. In October 2009, Rhona was the ninth woman to finish in the Amsterdam Half-Marathon. The Glanmire ‘wonder woman’ was presented with her award last week by Cllr. Pat Burton, deputising for Cork County Mayor, Derry Canty and Michael Magner, owner, Vienna Woods Hotel, alongside her friends and family. (Photo: Mike English)

On the ropes with Shanagarry’s Tom McGrath

TOM McGrath, a member of St. Colman’s Boxing Club, has just won an All-Ireland University Championship title at the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin, adding another title to an already bulging list, including representing Ireland at international level. Tom’s first opponent was from UCD, and Tom won 9-4. In the final, his opponent was from Galway - and Tom defeated him 11-7. In both fights, according to club coach, Maurice Walsh, Tom fought a technical fight.

beat him in the Munster Championship 10-6. This should be a good contest. Good luck Tom in England and at St. Colman’s - don’t pull your punches too much!

This was Tom’s second All-Ireland title, along with many county and Munster wins, and he will be heading to England for the University Championship in the coming weeks, where it’s Ireland vs. Britain. Last year, Tom graduated from Limerick University and, at present, he is doing a Masters Degree at UCC. Although he finds it hard to train and study, he is admirably balancing the two to great effect.

Tom is also getting ready to box for his team in St. Colman’s Boxing Tournament at the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal on Easter Saturday night, April 3rd. On the night, his opponent will be from the well-known St. Paul’s Club in Waterford. The duo have met twice before. The first time, Tom lost but - 2 months later - Tom

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W.W.E.C. MOGEELY AND BLACKWATER CLOSE GAP AT TOP OF TABLE LISMORE GO TOP IN PROMOTION RACE

CUP GAMES THIS WEEKEND

VICTORIES for Mogeely and Blackwater last weekend saw the title race now develop into a three team race, and with Valley Rangers starting to run out of games, the Conna side need a miracle to win the title with only two games remaining for them. Brideview had no game so Mogeely, by winning, move into second place, just two points adrift, while Blackwater are 7 points behind with two games less played. In the first division, Lismore returned to winning ways following their cup exit the previous week, and their victory sees them top of the promotion race with five games to play, including a trip to Kilworth. Brideview B lost at home, a defeat that literally ends their promotion prospects.

Mogeely made the trip to Ballymacarbry on Sunday morning, knowing a win would see them go second in the table, just two points adrift of Brideview with three games each to play and, more importantly, playing each other in Tallow. Ethan Hayes converted a penalty in the first half to give the visitors a half time lead. In the second half, Hayes headed in a second goal and he completed his hat trick shortly afterwards to put the tie out of reach of the home side. Ger O’Mahony completed the scoring in the last 5mins to give Mogeely a convincing victory, and with Blackwater also winning we are set up for a wonderful finale to the season. On this form Mogeely must rate their title hopes very highly. This defeat for Pinewood sees them in serious relegation trouble at the bottom of the league table, and another defeat next week, when they entertain Valley Rangers, will almost certainly see them make the drop.

Pinewood 0 Mogeely 4

After two consecutive league defeats, defeats which saw them concede nine goals, Blackwater returned to winning ways with a win in Araglin last Saturday afternoon. The visitors led at the break thanks to a Ger O’Donovan goal. After the restart, Araglin went on the attack and were rewarded when Tom Feeney equalised. Both sides then went for the win, with play swinging from end to end ,and as we entered the final 12 minutes the sides

Araglin 1 Blackwater 3

were still deadlocked. Then Blackwater struck twice in the space of a few minutes. Eamon Walsh gave them the lead and as Araglin went in search of the equaliser, Carach Shalloe scored for the visitors to put the tie out of reach for the Cork side. Blackwater will be glad to get back to winning ways and they now lie seven points off Brideview, with two games less played.

Two weeks ago when those two teams met in Fermoy Accrington came out on top, but Cappoquin reversed the score line last Friday night at the Cappoquin venue. The home side were quick out of the blocks and had three goals in the Accrington net before the visitors came to life. Youth Inter League player, David Cahillane scored twice, with an Eddie Morrissey goal in between, to give the home team a comfortable lead early in the first half. But two goals from Shane O’Brien had the visitors back in the game at the break. After the restart Accrington had an opportunity to draw level when they were awarded a penalty, but Elton Pierce’s spot kick was saved by Cappoquin keeper, Matt McCormack. When Albert Hogan scored a fourth for the home team, the game as a contest was over, and relief for all three points at last for Cappoquin after four consecutive defeats, in league and cup. With two games to play, one more victory should suffice for premier football next season. Accrington needs to win their two remaining games to be sure of staying in the top tier next year.

Cappoquin 4 Accrington 2

Another draw for Castlebridge, their 6th in total, as they climb to safety for another season in the premier. Inch, while joint bottom with Pinewood, have 4 games in which to save themselves. Castlebridge led at the break thanks to a Brian Fitzgerald penalty kick. Early in the second half, Brian McDermott equalised for the home side and then Kieran Higgins restored the visitors lead when he found the net. With 5 minutes remaining Leonard Byrne grabbed the equaliser for Inch, and both sides will be happy to come away with a point, and not lose all three. But no doubt, Castlebridge will be the happier of the two as they are almost certain of premier next season. Inch has it all to do in their four

Inch 2 Castlebridge 2

remaining games. Castlebridge travel to Sexton Park again next Sunday to play the B team in the cup, while the A team travel to Glen View Park, also in the cup.

First Division When they met a few weeks back, Lismore ran out very easy winners, but after losing in the cup last week to Castlebridge, Lismore had to pick themselves up to get all three points, points that would bring them within touching distance of the premiership. Both sides were under strength on Sunday morning and Lismore were creating more of the chances but failing to convert them into goals. There was no score at half time, and as the game entered the final few minutes, it looked as if a draw would be the result. In injury time substitute, Kevin O’Donoghue scored the all important goal for the Cathedral town side, a goal that sees Lismore go top of the table with 5 games to play. After two consecutive weeks, drawing with Clashmore and losing to Castlebridge, Lismore had to bring themselves back to their earlier seasons form, and credit to them, this was a typical team performance. Now they know that with two more league wins Lismore will be back in premier football come end of April. Railway played well.

Railway Ath 0 Lismore 1

Brideview knew they had to win here to keep the pressure on Kilworth and Lismore. After a scoreless opening half, the home side took the lead when Shane O’Connor scored. But Clashmore upped the tempo and it took two great saves from Ian Farmer to keep the visitors from scoring. The equalising goal did eventually arrive on 70 minutes when Aidan Trihy scored. With 10 minutes remaining, Dec Gleeson was on hand to head home the winner for the Clashmore team. This was a disappointing performance and result for Brideview, as they head for a cup game in Ballymacoda on Sunday. For Clashmore, this was a good result and they stay middle of the table.

Brideview B 1 Clashmore A 2

Two sides under strength on Sunday morning and both preparing for cup ties next week, Glen View were the better side on the day. A Brian Bennett goal in the opening half turned out to be the only score of the game. The home side had a chance of doubling the score when they were awarded a penalty in the second half, but Pat “snoopy” Morrissey saw his spot kick brilliantly saved by Ballybridge goalie, Willie Hill. A good morale victory for Glen View who has Inch A as visitors in the cup next Sunday, while Ballybridge must now prepare for the visit of Brideview B, also in the cup.

Glen View 1 Ballybridge 0

Modeligo travelled to Clashmore on Sunday morning last very under strength, and paid the penalty as they were 3 goals to nil behind at the break. Ed Ledingham scored twice and J P Hickey one goal were the scorers in the opening half. After the restart, Joe Keogh added a fourth before goals from Eric Duggan and Shane Troy reduced the deficit. However, Shane Allen found the net to give the home side a deserved victory, and only their second in the league. Modeligo will be very disappointed with this result and performance, but they still lead the lower half of the table and in Shane Troy, Modeligo have the leading scorer in the first Division’s Golden Boot.

Clashmore B 5 Modeligo 2

RESULTS

MARI MINA PHARMACY PREMIER Cappoquin 4 Accrington 2 Inch 2 Castlebridge 2 Araglin 1 Blackwater 3 Pinewood 0 Mogeely 4

Jason Leane of Inch dribbles through the Castlebridge midfield. Both clubs will meet again in cup action this Sunday

LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL first DIV Railway Ath 0 Lismore 1 Clashmore B 5 Modeligo 2 Glen View 1 Ballybridge 0 Brideview B 1 Clashmore A 2

PREVIEWS

This Easter Sunday we have the ¼ Finals of the Ned Barry Cup, and what four attractive games we have. For two clubs this is going to be a busy Sunday, with both Inch and Brideview having their two club teams in action. There is just one game in the Premier, with Valley travelling to Pinewood, and both teams needing all three points. In the first division, both Kilworth and Lismore have an opportunity of closing the door for everyone else in the promotion race. With due respect to all the other six teams in the competition, there is no doubt that this is the tie of the round. Brideview are the holders and would dearly love to be the first club in the League’s history to complete a league/cup double in consecutive years. Blackwater are still in with a chance themselves to complete the double this season, so we have two teams who really need the win on Sunday. Three weeks ago when they met at the same venue, Brideview won convincingly by 5 goals to nil. This was a real hammer blow to the Ballinameela side, as it allowed Brideview open up a lead that is not going to be easy to claw back. Brideview are the form team, in league and cup, but will be under no illusion that this game is a cup and not a league fixture. A single goal could have one of the teams in the last four, but this is not the way these two teams play. They score goals, with Brideview on 43 league goals, and Blackwater with 29 league goals. Both defences are strong, but we do not see the Tallow side scoring five times this Sunday. It is a very difficult game to call, and the pity is that they are meeting at this stage of the competition, but that is the luck of the draw, and we have to put our neck on the block and give our prediction. This is one game, we think, which will depend on the penalty shoot out to determine the winners, but we have to make Brideview favourites, only just, to win in normal time.

Blackwater vs. Brideview A

Both teams suffered defeats last weekend in the league, with Brideview’s loss almost certainly ending their promotion hopes. Ballybridge will be delighted to have reached this stage of the competition, but know that Brideview have already caused a cup shock when knocking out Valley Rangers A in the last round. Ballybridge are very inconsistent all season in the league, but will be expected to be at full strength for the cup on Sunday. Brideview have been somewhat inconsistent themselves, but when they play to their full potential, is one of the best attacking sides in their division. A cup game and home advantage should favour Ballybridge, but we have been impressed with the Brideview side on the occasions we saw them play. On that ground we think Brideview will have their name in the cup draw for the semi final, but we warn, this is a cup game.

Ballybridge vs. Brideview B

The second trip in a week to Sexton Park for Castlebridge. Having drawn last week with the A team, Castlebridge will take nothing for granted in this cup clash. Castlebridge defeated cup hot shots Lismore, in the last round, while Inch hammered Railway, but Sunday sees a premier side against a bottom team from the lower division. It is difficult to see Inch winning here, even with home advantage, and so we predict Castlebridge to be in the last four.

Inch B vs. Castlebridge

This is a cup tie in which a single goal could decide the outcome. Glen View had a morale victory last week against Ballybridge, while Inch had to come from behind for a share of the points with Castlebridge. On paper, Inch appears the stronger and better side. In Leonard Byrne they have one of the best players in the league, and if Glen View ponders any ambitions of advancing to the next round, they will have to curtail Byrne’s drive from

Glen View vs. Inch A

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midfield. Home advantage may be the catalyst to Glen View winning, but we will have to go for an away win. This is definitely one cup game in which we can be accused of getting our prediction wrong. Inch to play in the semi final. The only premier league game of the weekend, and a very important game for both teams. This is a win at all cost game for both, especially for the home team, as another defeat will almost certainly finish their reign in the premier for this season. Running out of games and bottom of the table, nothing but a win will suffice. The same applies to Valley. With two games remaining and any hope of the title, they need all six points, starting with three on Sunday. Already out of the cup, the Conna side can concentrate on the league, but away in Ballymacarbry, and against a side fighting for survival in the Premier, they may not get all three points. We predict a draw.

Pinewood vs. Valley Rangers

Promotion favourites, Kilworth travel to Pablo Park on Sunday morning, knowing a victory will almost certainly see them promoted to the premier. Lismore are their nearest challengers, and it does appear that both will “go up” at the end of April. However, we saw Clashmore A and Lismore play three weeks ago, and the village side fought out a draw. If they play the same again this Sunday, Kilworth will have to take all their chances. But with Paudie Lynch in scoring form, the visitors will be expected to take all three points. Clashmore had a good win last week in Tallow, and if they produce the same form, they could cause another surprise here. This will be our game on Sunday morning, before we head for Ballinameela in the afternoon for the cup game. We believe if Kilworth win here, they should be happy heading for home, and they can start preparing for the Premier division. Clashmore A has a ¼ final game in the Fitzgerald Cup to play against Railway, and this game will help them. Kilworth to win

Clashmore A vs. Kilworth

Within touch of the Premier, Lismore cannot take anything for granted on Sunday morning for the visit of Valley Rangers. It is an exciting time for the club, but as can happen in any league in the world, the last couple of games can turn into banana skins for the promotion hopefuls. Lismore are experienced enough at this stage to overcome “the jitters” as they enter the last couple of games. Valley defeated Kilworth three weeks ago, and has scored plenty of goals in their league games. With so much at stake, and at home, we expect Lismore to win and be that step nearer the premier division with 4 games to play.

Lismore vs. Valley Rangers B

FIXTURES

4/4/10: NED BARRY CUP Ballybridge vs. Brideview B, 11.30am, K. Griffin Blackwater vs. Brideview A, 2.30pm, D. Coleman Inch B vs. Castlebridge, 11.30am, A. Horgan Glen View vs. Inch A, 11.30am, M. Hartnett MARI MINA PHARMACY PREMIER Pinewood vs. Valley Rangers, 11.30am, T. Griffin LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Lismore vs. Valley Rangers B, 11.30am, S. Forde Clashmore A vs. Kilworth, 11.30am, P. Griffin

Golden Boot

Following the weekend league results, the leaders in the Golden Boot, kindly sponsored by the Red Store, Youghal, in the Premier are Jason Roche, Valley Rangers with 21 goals, followed by Padraig O’Connor, also Valley Rangers, with 18 goals, and Ethan Hayes, Mogeely with 17 goals.

In the first Division, Shane Troy, Modeligo has 16 goals, and Paudie Lynch, Kilworth with 15 goals.

Trip to Donegal

We promised to write in our notes this week a short summary of the trip to Donegal by the Youth Inter League team that played the Donegal League, in the last 12 of the Umbro Youth Inter League competition. We already reported on the game itself, the result going the Donegal way by 2 goals to nil.

The decision by the WWEC committee to travel by cars was a decision which pleased everyone, but most importantly, the players. The cavalcade departed Cappoquin at 9am on Saturday 13th March, and stopped for lunch at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone. All enjoyed the 1½ hour break and then we departed for Cliffony, where we had another break to watch the second half of the Ireland/Wales 6Nations game on TV. The panel of players were then brought for a training session at Cliffon FC ground, under the watchful eye of the beautiful and majestic Ben Bulben. The supporters and parents who made the journey with us took the opportunity to take in some sight seeing, as they viewed the beautiful scenery of Mullaghmore, steeped in history and, for those who can remember, headlined in the world press as the spot where Lord Mountbatten was killed on 27th August 1979.

It was then on to our destination of Letterkenny, and having checked in at the Clanree Hotel, dinner was served to everyone. After dinner, the players and management had a meeting and it was a case of early bed for the players. The WWEC committee were joined by the Hon Sec of the Donegal League, and the Donegal Youth representative on the FAI Youth Committee, before retiring for the night.

Sunday morning and all the players looked fresh at breakfast, and at 11am they checked out of the hotel for the short walk across the road to the ground. With a 12.30 kick off, the players had plenty of time to do their normal pre match exercises, and as we watched we could see the intensity of the players as they listened to coach, Michael Looby and manager, Tom Guiry. This was a beautiful morning, with the sun shining and the beauty that is Donegal was seen at its very best. We made our way to the stand to join the WWEC supporters, and when the two teams marched onto the field, our supporters made their presence felt. Small in number, but very vocal, they often drowned out the Donegal support. Phone calls and texts from clubs in the WWEC started to arrive, all enquiring how the boys in blue were playing. WLR rang, and we despatched a report to Waterford that the team was playing well and can feel confident for the second half. No score at the break and we met some of the Wicklow League committee who were on a “spying mission“ , as they would have to travel to the winners of the game. They felt we were the better team in the opening 45 minutes, but the first goal could decide the tie.

League Table POS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Mari Mina Pharmacy Premier Division TEAM BRIDEVIEW UTD A VALLEY RANGERS A MOGEELY F.C. BLACKWATER F.C. CASTLEBRIDGE CELTIC ARAGLIN CELTIC ACCRINGTON CELTIC PINEWOOD RANGERS CAPPOQUIN A INCH UTD A

P 15 16 14 12 15 16 15 15 15 13

W 11 10 10 8 4 3 3 3 3 3

D 3 2 1 2 5 5 4 3 3 2

L 1 4 3 2 6 8 8 9 9 8

21 31 11 13 -2 -10 -23 -13 -15 -13

PTS 36 32 31 26 17 14 13 12 12 11

Lismore House 1st Division

SECTION 1 POS 1 2 3 4 5 6

TEAM KILWORTH CELTIC LISMORE A.F.C. BRIDEVIEW UTD B VALLEY RANGERS B RAILWAY ATH CLASHMORE RAMBLERS

P 4 4 3 5 4 4

W 2 3 0 2 1 1

D 0 1 1 1 2 1

L 2 0 2 2 1 2

2 9 -3 0 -6 -2

PTS 33 * 32 * 23 * 22 * 19 * 18 *

POS 1 2 3 4 5

TEAM MODELIGO F.C. BALLYBRIDGE UTD GLENVIEW UTD INCH UTD CLASHMORE RBS B

P 4 4 4 4 4

W 4 3 2 0 1

D 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 1 2 4 3

18 6 1 -17 -8

PTS 25 * 18 * 15 * 10 * 4 *

SECTION 2

The second half started and we felt that Wicklow may be right; much will depend on the first goal. Unfortunately for us, Donegal made the break through 25 minutes into the second half. As we reported in our match report, the WWEC team played some of the best football of the entire game in the next 15 minutes. We hit the bar, the keeper made a miracle save, ball cleared off the line and with 5 minutes remaining, a breakaway goal at the other end, saw the home side win, but only just. Disappointment was etched on the faces of the players as they returned to the dressing room, having given so much without reward.

After the game we were brought for a meal, courtesy of the Donegal League, and we then commenced our trip home, having thanked the Donegal League for their hospitality. We arrived back to Athlone for dinner, and were met on arrival by the incoming President of the FAI, Paddy McCaul. After the meal we started the last leg of the journey home and all arrived back around 11pm, tired and disappointed.

Disappointed we all were, but all of the players and management can hold their heads high. Michael Looby told this correspondent a few years back that this team will be a credit to the WWEC in time. How right he was.

Each and everyone was a credit to their clubs, league, and parents and more especially to them selves, from the very first game against the TS&DL, in Cappoquin, against Waterford League at the Villa ground in Waterford, the Kilkenny League at Scanlon’s Yard, Kilkenny, to the final game in Letterkenny. We reported on all games, and always found the players and management represented the league to the highest standard.

We compliment all the players, Michael Looby and Tom Guiry, for all the time and effort they gave, and the players respect for both Tom and Michael was obvious.

The backroom staff of Paddy Tobin, Peter Roche, Mike Byrne and Michael O’Neill must be thanked for ensuring everything was planned and carried out. Finally, we cannot finish without thanking the small band of supporters who made the 600 mile return trip with us to Donegal, and our tour guide Michael McBride, who was beaming as he welcomed us to his “home”. As we said to Michael, himself and Packie would work well together for Bord Failte selling Donegal. But what can we say, both of them know our love of Donegal and yes, we hope to return before the year is finished.

AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the WWEC Junior League will take place at Lismore House Hotel on Monday 14th June next, commencing at 8.30pm.

Rule changes, or alterations to rules, must be sent to the Hon Secretary of the WWEC, bearing postmark not less than 21 days before the date of the AGM, signed for, and on behalf of the club concerned by the club Hon Secretary.

Table Quiz

The WWEC Junior League have organised a Table Quiz at Lismore House Hotel on Friday, April 16th. The Quiz will commence at 9pm and tables of four cost €20. There are prizes for the top three, and there will be some excellent prizes for the draw. Prizes will include a hotel break in the midlands, lunch for two and many other worthwhile prizes. The Quiz is open to all teams of four and we can guarantee a good fun filled night.

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Midleton F.C.

Mogeely FC

UNDER 16 TEAM QUALIFY FOR THE LAST EIGHT IN THE NATIONAL CUP

MOGEELY made the long trek to Ballymacarberry on Sunday morning, and were chasing the league title. With only 4 games remaining, they need to win all their remaining games and hope others slip up in the run in. They were expecting a hard fought game from Pinewood, and that’s what they got for 60 minutes.

GRACE Matiki scored the all important goal against Cobh Ramblers in Cobh. Grace struck a sweet left foot strike from 25 yards to the delight of everyone there from Midleton. This was a very good team performance and the club can now look forward to a home match against Waterford Bohs

Seniors win again: What a game, what a comeback by Midleton as the Magpies were down 3 – 0. Yes, drama and goals were the order of the day at Camden Park as Midleton overturned a 3 – 0 deficit to book their place in the second round of the Pop Keller Cup at the expense of the gallant Crosshaven.

Midleton 4 Crosshaven 3

It was an exciting game of two halves that saw the Magpies grab victory from the jaws of defeat. Both sides are pushing for promotion in their respective divisions. Crosshaven continued to dominate the first half and went 3 – 0 up in the re-start of the second half. It looked like the end for Midleton. Far from it, as the Magpies made a couple of changes bringing on substitutes, John Keane and Stephen O’Leary, which were moves that went some way to changing the direction of the game. The goals came from Midleton first, as a Michael Deasy header flew into the Crosshaven net. Next came a low drive from Killian Flavin, making the score 3 – 2. Within minutes Midleton were level, Michael Deasy scoring 3 – 3 with eight minutes left to full time. The winning goal came, and again it was Michael Deasy who delivered the knockout blow when he rose at the back post to head home James Murphy’s cross from the right. To their credit, Crosshaven tried to get back into the game, but they could not regain the momentum they enjoyed in the first half. It was a great cup game to the end with Midleton winning 4 – 3. MIDLETON PANEL: Terry Noonan, Seán Young, Killian Flavin, Michael Kenneally, Kevin Stack, Martin Hickey, Damian Daly, Ian Maher, Michael Deasy, James Murphy, Tomás O’Leary, John Keane, Kevin O’Brien, Stephen O’Leary and Adrian O’Donovan.

Junior Premier League UCC, who were at home, and Midleton shared the league points in a scoreless draw.

Midleton 0 UCC 0

Youths Football

Up to Friday, March 26th, the league table in the Youths Division One was as follows. Ballyvalone Midleton Park United Innishvilla Lakewood

P. 14 15 14 11 15

W. 11 9 9 8 7

D. 1 2 0 1 2

L. 2 4 5 2 6

PTS. 34 29 27 25 23

Above are the top two teams in a ten-team league, of which two teams will get promotion to winners and runners up.

No academy this weekend

Parents, please note that there is no Football Academy this weekend, as it is Easter Sunday. Will resume again the following Sunday.

Sponsored by Treacy Financial Services

All to play for

It will be a busy few weeks for the Midleton senior team, who are still in the Keane Cup semi-final, where they will play Blarney.

This Friday they take on premier side, Rockmountain, in The Senior Cup at Knockgriffin Park, and there is the third round of the Pop Keller Cup to come.

The Magpies are second in the league with a vital top of the table clash against league leaders, Tramore, to come at Knockgriffin Park. No doubt the race for league honours and promotion in the Senior First Division is still very tight at the moment, with only nine points separating leaders Tramore, from Fermoy the team in sixth place, who have a game in hand. Despite the narrow gap, Tramore are still in the driving seat with a twopoint lead over Midleton. Cobh are seven points behind Tramore and along with Midleton appear to be the best side to challenge the leaders for the title.

League Table up to March 26th: Tramore Athletic Midleton Cobh Wanderers Castleview

P. 14 13 13 14

W. 9 7 7 6

D. 2 3 1 3

L. 3 3 0 5

PTS. 29 24 22 21

Above are the top four teams in a ten-team league.

Magpie Lotto

Results from Thursday, March 25th, for a jackpot of €3,750. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6 and 12.

Bonus jackpot of €1,000. There was one winner, Conor Phelan. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 6, and 13.

Lucky dip winners, who each receive €20. Alan Keohane (Alan), Conor O’Sullivan (Conor), Damian Barton (M. Cody), Noreen O”Brien (Pa), Ann Tobin (Pa), Joe Whelan (Joe), Mary Power (Pa), Eileen Kinsella (Batts), Rita Collins (Pa) and Pat O’Keeffe (Anto). The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, April 1st at Knockgriffin Park, Club House, for a jackpot of €4,000.

Results

28/3/10: Junior Premier Carrigaline 3 Midleton 2 U16 National Cup Cobh 0 Midleton 1 27/3/10: Seniors D1 College Corinthians 1 Midleton 1 U14 D2 Buttevant 0 Midleton Abbeyview 4 U14 D5 Lakewood A 4 Midleton A Lakewood 1 Youths: Ballincollig 2 Midleton 3 24/3/10: Seniors Lucozade Cup R3 Midleton 2 Mayfield 0

Mogeely started brightly without really troubling the Pinewood keeper, but that changed 25 minutes in when John O’Donovan missed controlled a ball which fell to Ethan Hayes to slip it past the defender, who brought him down in the box and won a penalty which Hayes converted.

With the difference of a single goal Pinewood were always in the game. Mogeely withstood pressure late in the first half to keep the lead going into the break. Mogeely were playing up the hill in the second half, which suited them better for long balls over the top, but Mogeely were determined to play ball and they did.

Mogeely got more in control in the second half and were pushing for the second goal, but they had to wait until 65 minutes to get it. David Horgan delivered a free kick from the halfway line which found Ethan Hayes pop up in between two defenders, to flick it past the keeper.

Pinewood did try to respond, but were districted to long range shots which never really troubled Paul Dineen in the Mogeely goal. Mogeely were well on top in the closing stages, especially with Jake O’Shea and Ger O’Mahoney in the centre controlling the game. Ethan Hayes completed his hat trick when a ball over the top by Ger O’Mahoney was latched onto by Hayes, who lobbed the on rushing keeper to find the back of the net. Mogeely made a substitution, with Phillip Ansbro coming on for Ethan Hayes. With 5 minutes remaining Ger O’Mahoney capped off a personal performance with a header, to leave Mogeely 2 points off top with tough games still to come, with the likes of Blackwater home and away and Brideview away.

U12 challenges for WWEC players WWEC 3 - 2 Carlow & District S.L

LAST Sunday morning, the WWEC took on Carlow in a challenge game in Cappoquin FC grounds and, after a stunning second half comeback, won the game by the odd goal in five. After a very slow start by the home team, Carlow took the lead on 10 minutes with a sweet strike from 20yards as the defence backed off and allowed the striker time and space to shoot leaving Stephen Ryan in goal no chance. One down became two on 18 minutes, when a right wing cross was turned in at the near post. At this point Carlow were well on top all over the pitch. With 5 minutes to go in the half Shane Russell split the defence with a slide rule pass for club mate, Eoin Coughlan to run on to, but when in on goal he elected to pass instead of shoot and the chance was smothered by the defence.H/T 0-2 After the break, a reshuffle in the team saw Shane Walsh move to midfield and Daniel Harrington and Keith O’Leary into defence, and within 30 seconds of the restart the WWEC were back in the game as Shane Walsh got on the end of a Liam O’Connell cross to score at the near post.

From then on it was all WWEC and attack after attack put the visitors under pressure, and the team were now starting to show why they are unbeaten all season so far. Tom Stephenson received a pass from Keith O’Leary and drove at the defence. His shot come cross canoned off the crossbar and the danger was cleared but the WWEC wouldn’t have to wait long to draw level when, on 48 minutes, a clearance fell to Shane Russell 25yards out. He controlled the ball and shot into the top corner to cheers from the home support, who were there in their numbers by this stage. 2-2 and it was there for the taking as the visitors were shell shocked having controlled the first half. They knew it was now all the WWEC and with 12 minutes to play there would only be one winner. The team grew in confidence and it shone through in each and every one of the players as they all wanted the ball.

A pass from Shane Russell sent Shane Walsh through on goal, and he made no mistake from 8yards slotting past the keeper as he came out to close him down.3-2 and the scoreline reflected the dominance of the home team. With 3 minutes left Shane Walsh had a chance to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot after a hand ball, but the keeper made a great save and we closed out the game to record a good win. A great second half performance, but if this team are to improve and become contenders for honours in the upcoming tournaments, they need to cut out the mistakes and not give away sloppy goals which will cost them against the top teams. All said, it showed great character to come back, and credit where credit is due.

WWEC 2 - 2 Dungarvan Selection

With Carlow bringing only one U12 squad we had to get a game off the Dungarvan Utd club, who gave a great account of themselves against the rest off the WWEC squad.

The game was nip and tuck for most of the first half with defences on top and Shane Ryan and Cal Hegerty having great games for the WWEC. In two minutes of injury time we saw two goals scored. First blood to the WWEC after a great pass by Diarmuid Curran sent Paddy Prendergast through on goal, and he made no mistake from an acute angle slotting past the advancing keeper. Then, just as the dust settled, it was 1-1 after an attack down the right wing saw the ball end up in the net after a goal mount scramble. H/T 1-1.

In the second half it was more of the same and the WWEC took the lead after 45 minutes when a corner by Sean O’Connor was met by the head of Cal Hegerty at the front post, and his glancing header found the top corner despite the best efforts of the defender on the post. Unfortunately, the WWEC conceded the equaliser and the game ended in a draw. Another good work out and the more matches both teams get the better, as it’s games that will sharpen the skills for the upcoming tournaments.

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal Under 11 Premier League: Springfield

Springfield Ramblers

Ramblers 0 Mallow United 1

Springfield Ramblers lost out in this top of the table clash at the VEC grounds. Playing against the league leaders the Springfield Ramblers lads controlled the game for long periods, and only for a brief lapse of concentration in the first half which led to the Mallow goal, they should have won this game. They can count themselves unlucky after a great performance in which they created several scoring chances. However, with four games remaining in the league race and with a game in hand over the leaders, it is still all to play for. Well done to all the lads. Under 13 Premier League: Avondale United 1 Springfield Ramblers 1

The Under 15 National Cup Squad

Under 15 National Cup: Belvedere 4 Springfield Ramblers 0

THE Springfield Ramblers Under 15 Premier League squad’s National Cup run came to an end at the hands of a very impressive Belvedere team from Dublin & District Schoolboys League. Playing at the high class grounds of Phoenix FC in Scribblestown the Belvedere side were too strong on the day for the Springfield lads. Springfield Ramblers started brightly and Gavin Lynch was unlucky when, after a great run on the right, his shot went narrowly wide. The home side opened the scoring with a great volleyed goal after five minutes. With this advantage they settled down and kept the ball for long periods of the game. However, they failed to create any clear-cut chances and the Cobh boys were still in the game with twenty minutes to go. As Springfield Ramblers chased the game, the home side scored again and proceeded to add two more goals before the finish. There is great credit due to the Springfield Ramblers lads for a great run in the national competition, with wins over Kilreen, Corinthians, Newcastlewest of Limerick and Evergreen of Kilkenny.

Academy Under 9s

Both Springfield Ramblers under 9 teams won against Rockmount on Sunday 21st March.

In a 4-3 victory there was some great play and running from mid-field from Conor Walsh, Sean Damery and Cian O’Mahony, while the back line was governed by Killian Hackett and Sean Manley Kelly. In goal, Oisin was ever dependable and a class apart as he managed to keep the shooting to a minimum. A never say die attitude from the whole team brought four fine goals from Adam Delaney, Olan Farrell and two from Ciaran Fleming. All in all the performance capped another great display from an ever improving team.

In the other game Springfield Ramblers beat Rockmount 3 - 2. Having been two goals down going into the final third, Springfield turned it around to win 3 - 2 in a close and hard fought match. The goals came from Jamie Gilmartin, Con Lynch and an o.g. Well done to the team for a great result. Looking forward to more of the same for the next game when we play Tramore!

Under 16 National Cup: Cobh Ramblers 0 Midleton 1

Cobh Ramblers lost out in their quest to progress to the quarter finals of the Under 16 National Cup in this hard fought tie against Midleton at Pat O’Brien Park. In a very tight match there were very few goal scoring chances. The away side started brightly and controlled the game for the first fifteen minutes, but as the half progressed the Cobh side began to gain the upper hand but could not carve out any clear-cut opportunities. In the second half, as the home side pressed to gain an advantage, they were undone when a mistake in midfield allowed the Midleton side to gain possession, and a shot from the edge of the penalty area beat Sean Barron in the Cobh goal to give the away side the lead. This was to be the only goal of the game as the Ramblers team could not find the way to break down the Midleton defence. Best on the day for the Cobh side were the back four of Danny Lynch, Niall Griffin, Jamie Moynihan and Man of the Match Eoin Hastings. Under 12 Premier: Douglas Hall 0 Springfield Ramblers 3

GLANMIRE Football Club wish to extend deepest condolences and regret to the family of Michael Barry who died on March 16th. Michael Barry was an esteemed founder member and President of Glanmire Football Club. May he rest in peace.

The Under 16 National Cup Squad

Strand United 3 Springfield Ramblers 2

Springfield Ramblers lost out in this Under 16 Division 2 tie at Ballyanley. The goals were scored by Ian Aherne and Ian Murphy and best on the day were Jon Butler, Sean Power and Paul Owens.

Under 14 Division 1: Springfield Ramblers 2 Fermoy 0

This was another good victory for the Springfield Ramblers Under 14 team where, after a shaky first ten minutes, the home side dominated. There were two good goals by James O’Flynn, one with each foot. The back four of captain Jason Keating, Graham O’Connor, Danny Noonan, Niall Galvin along with goalkeeper, Kieran Histon played very well. Kyle Pender gave another aggressive display in the centre of midfield. Well done to all

Academy Under 8s

Springfield Ramblers U8’s were unlucky to lose this game as they were only one goal down going into the last 15 minutes. Tramore Ath showed their strength, going on to win comfortably in the end. Cobh fought hard and created some good chances but were unlucky not to finish them. There were outstanding performances by Morgan Dillon Hilton at the back, Tom Gill & Evan Roche doing trojan work in midfield & Nathan O’Connell & Ciaran Griffin creating some fine chances. This was a good, physical game that will stand to the lads going into the league in two weeks time. Well done to all and keep up the hard work!

Under 8s: Ireland representative honours

Congratulations to Jason Abbott who made his debut for the Irish team on Monday 15th March under the lights in Blarney FC grounds. They played the Cork Emerging Talent U16 Development Squad . The Game ended in a 1-1 draw. Jason started in centre mid-field.

Glanmire football club

In memory

The Under 11 Premier League Squad

Under 16 Division 2:

Training for all teams are at the following times:

Under 6/7’s 6-7 Friday night all weather pitch Sars Under 8’s 6-7 Friday night all weather pitch Sars Under 9’s 7-8 Friday night all weather pitch Sars Under 10’s 7-8 Friday night all weather pitch Sars Under 11’s 5.30-6.30 Friday night at the Pike field Sallybrook Under 12’s 5.30-6.30 Friday and Tuesday nights at the Pike field Sallybrook Under 13’s 5-6 Monday evening all weather pitch Sars Under 14’s 5-6 Monday evening all weather pitch Sars Under 15’s 5-6 Wednesday evening Bucklearys Cross (Kiley Park) Under 16’s 5-6 Friday evenings at the Pike Sallybroo On the playing front for the last two weeks a busy

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time was experienced with the U11’s beaten heavily by Douglas and Carrigaline in the City League on the 20th of March. The Glanmire U12’s played Mitchelstown and Carrigaline respectively on Sunday the 14th of March. The first game saw Glanmire beaten by a big Mitchelstown team who won by a scoreline of 5-9 to 4 points. Glanmire fullback, Andrew McCann and wing forward, Niall Mullane played well. The second game of the day saw Glanmire beating Carrigaline on a scoreline of 2-3 to 1-3. Wing back, Luke McGonagle and mid fielder, Sam Heffernan played well. Also on St.Patrick’s day we encountered Erin’s Own, and Glanmire won on a scoreline of 4-5 to 3-3.

On March 23rd, we played Midleton in an East Cork League fixture and we lost on a scoreline of 5-3 to 10 points. Cillian O’ Leary and Cian O’ Sullivan played well on the night. Also on St.Patrick’s day the U13’s played a City League match and beat Douglas on a scoreline of 5-8 to 44. Best for Glanmire on the day were Luke Hackett and Donal English. The Feile team played two matches, beating Mallow and Midleton, and are waiting to play Carrigaline in the semi final Again, if any young person is born in the year 1995 (under 15) training is in Buckleary’s Cross on Wednesdays at 5.30pm. Numbers are hugely needed.

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CLOYNE

Killeagh / Ita’s juvenile

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

‘On the Field of Fame’ – Cloyne’s newest hurling generation at Shanagarry on Sunday last! Extreme left front row could be a future ‘Rock’

East Cork ‘A’ Football Championship: Cloyne 2-7 Aghada 1-11

OUR junior footballers came unstuck in the first round of the above competition at Cobh on Friday night last when our near rivals won by a point.

Cloyne started briskly with an excellent goal from Paudie O’Sullivan after a great pass from his brother, Diarmuid. Eoin O’Lomasney added a point soon after to put Cloyne in a strong position. Maurice Lynch scored a good point which was followed by a pointed free from Diarmuid O’Sullivan to leave the score at 1-3 to nil after twelve minutes of the game.

Aghada then scored four unanswered points (three from frees) before Diarmuid pointed a free on the 25th minute when Paudie was fouled. Aghada got the last score of the half – a pointed free by Ger Melvin. This left the halftime score of 1-4 to 0-6 in Cloyne’s favour.

Cloyne got the opening score of the second half with a great goal by Diarmuid. Still, Aghada kept in contact with a brace of four points in response to another pointed free from Diarmuid. The turning point of the game came in the 25th minute when the referee awarded Aghada a dubious penalty. They duly goaled, and

were now in the lead for the first time in the game. They added a further pointed free before Maurice Lynch replied with a point. At the very end, Cloyne gained a 45m free, but unfortunately Diarmuid’s kick drifted wide of the upright to leave the East Cork champions to contest a further qualification game.

TEAM: Seán Motherway, James Cotter, Donal O’Sullivan, Ross McCarthy, Mike Walsh, Eoin O’Sullivan, Brian McCarthy, Killian Cronin, Paul O’Sullivan, Conor O’Lomasney, Paudie O’Sullivan (1-0), Maurice Lynch (0-3), Colm O’Sullivan, Diarmuid O’Sullivan (1-3), and Eoin O’Lomasney (0-1).

Super Lotto

The Jackpot of €10,100 was not won. The winning numbers were 17, 18, 23, and 28. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (14) for a prize of €1,000 was not won. The Match 3 winners were Paul Murphy, Dún Órga; and Dan Kenneally, Churchtown South. Each receives a prize of €75. The next draw takes place on Thursday next, April 1st at Tosh Cahill’s Bar with the Jackpot standing at €10,400.

‘The Red and the Black’:

Our recently published book is on sale at local shops (whose owners are taking no commission), or may be ordered from the Club Secretary, Seán Motherway, at secretary.cloyne.cork@gaa.ie It is an ideal gift for club members, friends and supporters, and sports fans everywhere.

Lisgoold juvenile

Under 12 Football League :

Lisgoold 3-03 Russell Rovers 4-07

A VERY young Lisgoold side, bearing only three players who will be overage next year, performed admirably against a stronger and more mobile Shanagarry side on Saturday.

Led by the defensive brilliance of Liam Chandler, and a man of the match performance from Liam Stack, the Lisgoold boys fought to the end, and were rewarded with second half scores which gave a fair reflection of the game. A brilliant individual goal, created and finished by Caolan O’Brien, and a peach by Ryan Browne were the goal scoring highlights of an entertaining second half. Others to impress for the Young Blues were Alan O’Reilly, Sean Whelan and Liam O’Shea.

Action from last Saturday’s Féile na nGael match played in Killeagh against Midleton. Killeagh / Ita’s emerged victorious on a scoreline of 4-8 to 3-9

TÁ an bháisteach ag teacht i rith na Seachtaine Móire –b’fhéidir nach mbeimid in ann na cluichí go léir atá le h-imirt a chur chun tosaigh. With the heavy rain forecast, it’s possible some of our forthcoming fixtures may be deferred in this, the busiest time of the year. However, we can at least look back on some of our matches played over the past week.

Féile na nGael (Fé 14) Iomáint Killeagh / Ita’s vs. Midleton

We had home advantage on Saturday last for our first round Féile na nGael fixture against Midleton. Having exited from Féile na nÓg (Peil) to Carrigaline a fortnight ago, we set our sights on this year’s hurling Féile. This turned out to be a mouth-watering game under the watchful eye of reiteoir, Michael Mulry. Both teams were battling for the league points and seeking to advance to the next round of the Féile. Midleton opened proceedings with an early goal, and Dan Smiddy got us off the mark with a fine point, followed closely by an exchange of points, before Midleton pulled further ahead with their second goal.

Both teams hurled superbly to the short whistle, exchanging point for point. As the whistle sounded, we trailed by 2-5 to 05. An even more exciting second half awaited us as the lads hydrated themselves and took advice from their mentors. We had a deficit to overcome, but we battled on and reduced their lead to a manageable two points. However, Midleton fought back and again left us six points adrift. We plugged on and dug deep and again reduced the lead to just two points. With time ticking, Lady Luck struck for us as Dan Smiddy found the Midleton net and we took the lead for the first time in this game by the mini-

mum. Midleton, having fought so well throughout, were not giving up so easily and in the dying moments Killian Deady levelled matters.

At this point I think both teams would have settled for this result, but as there was four minutes of injury time to be played, everyone was on tenterhooks. Midleton were awarded a close in free in the dying embers of the game, and took the opportunity. We were trailing again and hoping we would get the chance to again equalise and force this game to extra time. Possession from the puck out was vital for the Killeagh / Ita’s boy in the last chance saloon. A green jersey leapt up and plucked the soaring sliotar from the sky and while we awaited with baited breath, the lads worked it towards the Midleton goal. We were left speechless when our midfielder, Darragh Cahill, who travels like the Bus Eireann Greyhound, got to the edge of the square and flicked home the match-winning goal to snatch us victory, as Michael Mulry sounded his whistle for the last time that day. After these exciting, nervewracking closing stages it took us a few seconds to realise that we had won the contest and would advance to meet either Éire Óg or Carrigtwohill in the next round of this year’s Féile Competition, and that we had also secured our opening two East Cork League points. Final score: Killeagh / Ita’s 4-8, Midleton 3-9.

Fé-16 Football League: Killeagh / Ita’s vs. Cobh

Our U-16 footballers travelled to Shanagarry on Tuesday evening last to take on the challenge of the home side, Russell Rovers. This turned out to be a closely fought contest that went all the way to the wire, and ended with

Kiltha Óg

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U10

OUR U10s suffered their first defeat in the Decky Guckian tournament in a close encounter against Nemo Rangers. Scores were very hard to come by as Nemo just edged out Kiltha Óg in the end. The game was played in 4 quarters and the only score on the board at half time was a single point to Nemo. All the excitement came in the last 10 minutes when both sides pushed for the win. A goal from Padraig Fives fired up the team for a hectic last quarter. Daragh Moran and Joseph Stack were both very unluckly not to score with various attempts at goal just shading the posts. With two points separating the sides in the closing minutes Nemo cleared a shot off the line and a Jack Knowles attempt skimmed the post to ensure the spoils went to Nemo. TEAM: Nicholas Kelleher, Jack Bowles, Shane O’Riordan, Micheal Leahy, Cathal Bane, Daragh Moran, Peter Fleming, Luke Hayes Nally, Cormac Griffin, Peter Nestor, Joseph Stack, Dylan Moran, Kieran Geaney, Padraig Fives, Jack Knowles, Cathal O’Callaghan, Conor Sweeney.

Coaching course

Foundation level coaching course will be held on April 6th - 9th in Lisgoold Community Hall. Limited number of places available, and anyone interested in attending should contact Brian Murphy directly by e –mail: brianmurphy@corkgaagamesdevelopment.ie or mobile 086 7725377. ‘Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh si’

just the minimum between the sides as the final whistle sounded. Luckily for us, we were on the right side of this winning line, Killeagh / Ita’s 2-8 to Russell Rovers 2-7.

Fé-12 Football League: Killeagh / Ita’s vs. Cobh

On Wednesday last the rain stayed away as we opened our Fé 12 Peil campaign with a hardfought win over a determined and well organised Cobh team. Jason Collins took charge for this match and we witnessed a classic game of football that ebbed and flowed, with both teams enjoying dominant periods. Killeagh / Ita’s got off to a blistering start with a goal from Dan Hickey, followed closely by two points from Kevin Murphy. Cobh registered their opening point in the tenth minute. We edged further ahead with another point from Eoin Fitzgibbon, before Jamie Landers found the net for our second goal. Cobh pegged us back with their opening goal of the game before we rounded off the proceedings of this half with point number four, leaving the half time score 2-4 to 1-1 in our favour. Cathal Deane set us on our way sa dara leath le cúilín deas, but it was Cobh’s turn to take the reigns in this half and despite our defensive efforts they secured 2-1 to level matters in the closing stages. One of our few attacks in the closing stages saw Christopher Coughlan secure goal number three and the lead again for us. Approaching the end, Cobh’s perseverance was rewarded with a point, but as the final whistle sounded we had held on narrowly and secured the league points from this game on a scoreline of 3-5 to 33.

Fé 10 Decky Guckian League Killeagh / Ita’s lose to Carrigaline

On Sunday Carrigaline visited Páirc Uí Chinnéide to play in Round 4 of the Decky Guckian League. It was a close game throughout, but the visitors were able to move the ball a little faster in to their forwards and get scores at vital times. An scór ag an deireadh: Carraig Uí Leighin 4-5, Cilliath-Íde 2-1. Next up is a trip to Upper Glanmire on April 10th to take on Sarsfields, so get the hurleys out every day, boys!

Parish Leagues Week 2

Our Under 12 Parish football leagues continued on Thursday last in the rain, with the inclement weather resulting in reduced numbers on some teams. As a result, the two games played were a little more onesided than the previous week’s thrillers. On a soggy pitch the Blues, spearheaded by Adrian Galvin, Cathal Deane and Jamie Clifford, were too strong for a depleted Red team, for whom Kevin Murphy, Fionn McDonnell and Luke Fogarty did best. In the other game, on a drier sod, it was a closer encounter, as the Greens became the only team with a 100% record by defeating the Yellows. This Thursday, April 1st we have Round 3 Greens vs. Blues and Yellows vs. Reds. We hope to play two semifinals and the final on Sunday morning, April 11th.

Fixture:

31/3/10: Fé 10 Football Challenge vs. Midleton in Killeagh at 7pm.

Finally, a Happy Easter to all our players, families and supporters. Don’t eat too many eggs!

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CLOYNE JUVENILE

Castlemartyr progress in football championship

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Under 12 East Cork Football League

CLOYNE played their second game in the U12 East Cork Football League on Wednesday 24th March, away to Youghal. Following on from our great showing the previous week against Fr. O’Neill’s we went into this match with our hopes high. Unfortunately, Youghal proved to be too strong on the night. Cloyne conceded a lot of frees and this led to Youghal gaining an advantage on the score board. In the 25th minute Cloyne were awarded a free which was taken by Brian Walsh and which resulted in a goal for Cloyne. This was followed by a fine long range point scored by Tom Horgan. Cloyne made some switches in the second half which saw Jake Holmes go into goal and Kevin Higgins go out field. Two substitutions were made, Ellie Coady came on for Tom Shanahan and Jordan McCarthy for Liam Cotter. Jake Holmes pulled off a brilliant save to deny Youghal a certain goal. Cloyne tried hard in the second half with some great football being played by Jake Coady, Sam Horgan and Aaron McGrath. It wasn’t to be Cloyne’s night, though, and Youghal were the winners on a score line of 4-05 to 1-01.

Feile Hurling

River Street, Cloyne, on Saturday last 27th March, was the venue for our opening match in this year’s Feile Hurling Competition. Fermoy provided the opposition. In the opening stages the two teams seemed to be fairly evenly matched, but Cloyne pulled ahead thanks to some great passages of play resulting in well taken scores from Jordan Sherlock (0-02), Liam Murphy (1-02) and Brian O’Shea (0-01) in the first 20 minutes of the half. Cloyne continued to dominate for the remainder of the first half with some great hurling, in particular from Jordan Sherlock at midfield. At the same time Fermoy were restricted to scoring 0-03, due to solid defence work from the entire Cloyne back line, and Stephen Beausang in the Cloyne goal. Cloyne finished the half strongly with Liam Murphy scoring 1-02, Brian O’Shea 1-0, and a point from centre back Cian Motherway. The score at half time was Cloyne 3-08 Fermoy 0-03. Fermoy rallied in the second half and did most of the scoring, as opposed to Cloyne who only managed to score a point in this half. Even though we weren’t scoring, we continued to work hard and solid play from Matthew O’Neill and Jordan Sherlock in midfield, and Liam Murphy at centre forward during the second half, helped keep us on course for the victory. The last ten minutes of the game were tense, and Cloyne had two goal chances denied by some good goalkeeping from the Fermoy keeper. At the final whistle Cloyne were the winners by three points. Overall a good team display with everyone playing their part, especially the two newest additions to the panel Kevin Higgins and Daniel O’Sullivan. The full time score Cloyne 3-09 Fermoy 1-12.

U16 Football League: Cloyne vs. Carrigtwohill

This was definitely a match of two halves when Cloyne travelled to take on Carrigtwohill. Carrig started the strongest, knocking over point after point with what looked like considerable ease. Cloyne did register a point in the 7th minute from a free taken by Chris Smith, but Carrig continued to dominate the first half and led by 0-11 to 0-01 at one stage. Two goals from Cloyne did bring them back from the brink of a whitewash, and the first half ended Carrigtwohill 0-11 Cloyne 2-01 after a lack lustre performance from Cloyne. The second half, however, was a totally different story and Cloyne came out a new team. The second half was thrilling, and goals from Dillon Cahill (2-0), Edward Jermyn (10) and Liam Murphy (1-0) along with a point each from Dillon Cahill (0-1) and Daniel Costine (0-1). Carrig were awarded a penalty which was well dispatched to the back of the net, and a further four points gave them a scoreline of 1-15. This was a brilliant display from Carrig on point taking, but a gutsy performance from Cloyne ensured a share of the points. With a little more accuracy between the posts Cloyne could have won it in the end. The final score: Cloyne 5-03 Carrigtwohill 1-15.

Cloyne Juvenile Club Disco

Our end of term disco was held in Tosh Cahill’s on Friday 26th March. A good night was had by all. The proceeds of the disco will go to Cloyne Juvenile Club and Cloyne Ladies Football Club. A special word of thanks to Tosh Cahill for providing us with the venue and to Alex McCarthy our DJ for the night.

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Castlemartyr 1-15 Castlelyons 0-10

IN a game that was far from the real cut and thrust of do or die championship fare, Castlemartyr did just about enough to overcome the challenge of Castlelyons in Ahavine on Sunday last, March 28th. The game suffered from too many unforced errors, and numerous fouls from both teams, for it to be a memorable one, but Joe Stack and his fellow mentors will be glad to have overcome this obstacle and to be in the hat for the knock-out phase of the championship. For Castlelyons it’s now the lottery of the backdoor, and with a few hot teams like Cloyne lurking there, it’s not a good place to be. On a perfect day for football, Evan O’Keeffe opened the scoring for the Reds with a well worked point with the ball moving quickly through several pairs of hands before the final strike.

The Castlemartyr football panel with team coach Dagger Walsh prior to their recent victory against Castlelyons in the Junior football championship

By the 6th minute Castlelyons had struck back with 2 frees but the impressive Jimmy Smiddy, now in his 20th championship season for the Reds, equalised with a free of his own, after Oz bound Derek Bowens was fouled. The next 10 minutes belonged to the Castlelyons men as they raced into a 5-2 lead, primarily because of their ability to win frees when running at the Reds defence. They also had a firm grip around the middle of the park at this juncture, but all this dominance was cancelled out in one swift move, when Castlemartyr swept down the field with some clever passing, and Maurice Hodnett was on hand at the end, to coolly slot the ball into the net.

Castlelyons took the lead again on the 20th minute with yet another pointed free, but four nice

points from play, 2 apiece from Jimmy and Brian Lawton, put the Reds 1-6 to 0-6 in front approaching the break. However, Castlelyons had the final say on the stroke of half time with another point, leaving it 1-6 to 0-7 at the short whistle.

Castlelyons opened the scoring on the resumption, to cut the gap to the bare minimum, but it was during the next 10 minutes that the game was won and lost. The Reds were now starting to play more fluently and some of their intricate passing moves were starting to earn dividends. Derek got a fine point on the 33rd minute, followed quickly by another from Maurice Hodnett following good work in the corner from Evan. Soon after, Barra O’Tuama won a great ball in the half back line, and seconds later Brian Lawton was dissecting the

posts with another beauty. Maurice made it 1-10 to 0-8 after Derek won a kick out, and Barra added another when making a rare raid into the forward line. On the 43rd minute Jimmy added a free and the Reds now found themselves 1-12 to 0-8 ahead entering the final quarter,

It was now a case of seeing the game out, which they duly did. From here to the end Castlemartyr added 3 more points, the highlight of these being a superb solo effort from Eddie Clifford, while Castlelyons bagged 2 of their own, the last of these coming at the death following some flamboyant showboating from the stout Castlemartyr net minder, M. J. Cremin. So onwards and upwards, lads, to the next round. Best of luck.

‘Unplayable pitch’ relocates Glanmire / Carrig game

Glanmire 1-08 Carrigtwohill 0-10

THE original venue for this East Cork Junior A Football Championship match, Rostellan, was deemed unplayable so Glanmire were the first to come out of the hat and won home advantage. That advantage was hammered home when, almost straight from the throw in, Shane Collins put over the opening score with a very well taken point from play on the left wing. The perfect start for Glanmire, but Carrigtwohill responded well with a great spell of possession, which eventually resulted in a free which was duly converted by Leonard Healy on the fourth minute. Healy was on target with another free from almost the same place eight minutes later, giving Carrigtwohill the lead after a long period of strongly contested football by both sides. It took Glanmire a further eight minutes to respond, and when

they did it was in real style with a well worked move finished off by a thumping shot from their full forward, Martin Connolly, which blasted off the crossbar and over for the point. Glanmire were level three minutes later with a well taken score from the boot of James Cussen, but it was Carrigtwohill who finished the first half with a one point lead after a superbly executed strike from Donal Collins. Glanmire again started well in the second half when Cussen registered a levelling point from play after just 33 seconds. This score seemed to inspire the men from Sallybrooke when, three minutes later Glanmire had the lead through Chris Cummins and one minute later, the game’s only goal went to Glanmire when a free kicked in by Shane Collins looked to be going left and wide, but brilliant anticipation by Mar-

tin Connolly really paid off when he raced in to fist the ball into the Carrigtwohill net and put the home side firmly in control. Then the gamed boiled over seconds later with referee, Maurice Mulcahy sending off JP O’Riordan for Carrigtwohill and James Cussen for Glanmire for brawling after the goal. The decision certainly affected the game, and Glanmire looked to have suffered the most because of it. Both sides exchanged points to keep a four point margin between the teams, but with just five minutes remaining Carrigtwohill went on a massive comeback with four unanswered points from Collins, Kevin Byrne and two superb scores from play from Niall McCarthy, to level matters. At this stage Carrigtwohill looked the most likely winners but to Glanmire’s credit they forced the ball back down the field and won a

free on the 60th minute, which was coolly slotted over by Martin Connolly to give the home side the victory by the narrowest of margins 1-8 to 0-10.

SCORERS FOR GLANMIRE: M Connolly 1-2, J Cussen 0-3, K Kenneally, K Byrne, B O’Callaghan 0-1 each. GLANMIRE: M Byrne; P Hamill, C Gaffney, K O’Rourke; A Garvey, C O’Connor, T Leahy; J Cussen, K Kenneally; K Byrne, B O’Callaghan, C Cummins; S Collins, M Hopkins, M Connelly. SUBS: C Murphy, E Young, F O’Reilly, and B O’Sullivan SCORERS FOR CARRIGTWOHILL: L Healy 0-4 D Collins, N McCarthy 0-2 each, JP O’Riordan, J Barrett 0-1 each. CARRIGTWOHILL: T Mullaney; C Carroll, S Fleming, S Sheahan; T Hogan, N Furlong, P Sullivan; JP O’Riordan, K McCarthy; B Lordan, N McCarthy, J Barrett; L Healy, D Collins, N O’Connor. SUBS: K O’Shea REFEREE: Maurice Mulcahy (Lisgoold).

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RUSSELL ROVERS JUVENILE

Cobh

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

DECLAN BARRON REPORTS

THE U10 hurling season is well under way and our latest outing on Saturday, March 20th was away to Glen Rovers. Having been unlucky to lose our first game to a strong Blarney side and being beaten by a good Cobh team second time out, confidence in our own hurling ability remained high and we travelled to the Glen in expectation of another good effort. We were not to be disappointed. Right from the throw-in Eoghan Healy and Pierce Cummins controlled the midfield area, and the half forward line of Donnacha O’Donovan, Kevin Finn and Sean Crowley were dominant. We felt, from an early stage, that we would not have to wait another week for our first win of the year. This view was reinforced after two well taken goals from the excellent Conor O’Keeffe at full – forward, who was well supported on both sides by Liam Galey and Aaron McMahon, in competing for every ball with a very strong Glen Rovers full back line.

CORK hurlers are also setting the pace in Division 1 of the hurling league and remain unbeaten after last Sunday’s victory over Dublin in Parnell Park.

Some of the juvenile team coaches with Fota Wildlife Park’s ‘Larry the Lemur’ after the recent St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Three points were added by Kevin Finn before half-time, two superbly taken points from play and the third from a very well struck 65.

The changes resulted in many lads playing in positions with which they would not be familiar, but this did not seem to break our grip on the match.

The second half continued in the same manner in which the first half ended, and while scores were harder to come by goals by Sean Devaney and Pierce Cummins guaranteed a first victory of the year. A point late in the game by the Glen was the only score conceded by Rovers, to leave a final score line of 4 – 3 to 0 – 1. This was a great effort from a relatively young side who have shown great commitment and enthusiasm over the past number of weeks at both matches and training. The addition of Maria Walsh to the management team in place of the absent Jim Scannell contributed in no small way to the victory. Thanks to Sheena McGlone for first aid attendance and to all the parents who travelled to support the team.

Fé12 Peil: Russell Rovers vs. Youghal

Russell Rovers U12’s played their first league football game of 2010 against Youghal in Shanagarry on St Patrick’s Day. The game started well for both teams, with good defensive play keeping both score sheets clean. After ten minutes Eoghan O’Sullivan pointed from a free and added a second shortly after, again from a free in front of the Youghal goals. Rovers built up some momentum, with great support play from Shane Finn, Dan Ruddy and Josh Beausang who passed the ball to Eoghan O’Sullivan who pointed for his third score of the match. Shane Finn followed with a point from play, and ten minutes before the break Josh Beausang put the ball in the back of the Youghal net. Before the break Josh, Aaron Murray and Shane O’Neill added three more points.

There were very good performances from Eoghan Cronin at full back, Luke Duggan Murray at centreback and Shane O’Neill at wing forward. Cillian O’Brien made his debut in goals and pulled off a wonderful save from point-blank range. Youghal kept playing well throughout the match and put the ball in the Rovers net with eleven minutes to go. For the last ten minutes Rovers stepped up a gear and goals from Ross Walsh and Kevin Finn and a point from Dan Ruddy in the closing minutes sealed the win for Russell Rovers on a scoreline of 3-8 to 1-0. Thanks to Dave Whelehan for refereeing a sporting game.

A six point haul from Patrick Horgan helped Cork to another victory, and with games against Tipperary and Galway to come, Denis Walsh’s side are not yet sure of their final place, as Galway lie in second spot just a point behind Cork, while Tipperary are in third position, just two points behind, so these two final league games will certainly be worthwhile outings for the rebels, who are coming along nicely.

Denis Walsh must be pleased, as he is getting to use his panel and at the same time build competition for places, which is what it is all about.

East Cork GAA Results & fixtures

With our midfield and forwards in such fine form there was little for the half-back line of Clodagh Finn, Simon Upton and Sean Devaney to deal with. This was a welcome relief to a line that had performed very well under pressure in the first two matches this year.

With a score of 2 – 3 to 0 – 0 at half-time in favour of our lads, the break offered an opportunity to make a number of positional switches. Goalkeeper Stephen Cronin, who performed very well in goal against Blarney and Cobh, was switched to full forward, with Clodagh Finn going between the posts. The excellent full back line of Brian Quill, Jamie Scannell and Daithi O’Laoire, which had proven very strong in our previous two matches, were moved further out the pitch.

Cork hurlers also in pole position for final qualification Cork 0-17 Dublin 1-11

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Results

The Cobh U10 footballers who played an exhibition game at halftime of the Cork vs. Dublin senior football league game at Páirc Uí Rinn

MEMBERSHIP is now overdue for 2010. Those who have not paid their sub to date should do so asap. Membership can be paid to Brendan Kearney, Damien Byrne or Pat Looney or placed in the membership box in the bar of the club pavillion.

U10 footballers light up Páirc Uí Rinn

On March 20th the Cobh U10 footballers played an exhibition game under lights at half-time of the Cork v Dublin senior football league game.

The boys performed really well and received a great reception from the big crowd of Cork supporters at the game.

U12FL

On Wednesday, March 24th, our U12 footballers kicked off their East Cork league campaign away to Killeagh. This fixture was re-scheduled from the previous Monday due to a bereavement in the Killeagh club.

The Killeagh team started the more aggressively, which saw them going into the half time break leading by four points. The second half saw our guys approach the game differently, matching the opponents pound for pound, and playing a nice brand of football.

Cobh whittled down the lead and hit the front by a point approaching the end, but Killeagh goaled just before the end to win the day on a scoreline of 3-05 to 3-02. In the Sciath na Scoil hurling competition, Scoil Iosaef Naofa recorded a fine victory on Monday afternoon against St. Anthony’s of Ballinlough on a score of 4-02 to 3-02. Well done to all involved.

Fixtures

3/4/10: IHL home to Aghabullogue at 2.30pm MFL away to Russell Rovers at 6.45pm 6/4/10: Cobh JBHL vs. Cloyne at 7pm.

Underage training

To enquire about training either, email cobhgaa@hotmail.com, log on to the Cobh GAA website (Juvenile section) to see the full training schedule or call/text the club phone on 086 3099942.

Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Ballinacurra 4-8, Dungourney 3-4 Lisgoold 1-14, Cobh 1-13 Castlemartyr 1-15, Castlelyons 0-10 Bride Rovers 0-8, Carraig na bhFearr 1-6 Glenbower Rovers 2-14, Fr. O’Neill’s 2-14 Aghada 1-11, Cloyne 2-7 Carrigtwohill 0-10, Glanmire 1-8. Star Homes JHL - Div 2: Midleton 0-15, Midleton 2 1-12. Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 3: Cloyne vs. Carraig na bhFearr N/A

Fixtures

Wednesday, March 31st: Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Erin’s Own vs. Russell Rovers at Castlemartyr, 9pm. Ref: James Bermingham. Thursday, April 1st: East Cork Journal Minor A Football Championship: Kiltha Óg vs. Fr. O’Neill’s, at Youghal, 6.15pm. Referee Brian Murphy (Preliminary Round). Saturday, April 3rd: Jones Engineering U21 A Football Championship: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Aghada, at Shanagarry, 4pm. Jones Engineering U21 B Football Championship: Bride Rovers vs. Erin’s Own, at Lisgoold, 3.30pm. Carraig na bhFearr vs. St. Catherine’s, at Castlelyons, 6pm. Sunday, April 4th: Star Homes JHL - Div 1: Russell Rovers vs. Dungourney, at Shanagarry, 12 noon. Killeagh vs. Carraig na bhFearr, at Killeagh, 12 noon. Castlemartyr vs. Sarsfields 2, at Castlemartyr, 12 noon. Lisgoold vs. Erin’s Own, at Lisgoold, 12 noon.

Star Homes JHL - Div 2: Dungourney vs. Cloyne, at Dungourney, 11.30am. Star Homes JHL - Div 3 (Section 2): Bride Rovers vs. Castlemartyr, at Rathcormac, 12 noon. Erin’s Own vs. Lisgoold, at Caherlag, 12 noon. Castlelyons vs. St. Catherine’s, at Castlelyons, 12 noon.

Jones Engineering U21 B Football Championship: Glenbower Rovers vs. Castlelyons, at Ballynoe, 12 noon. Michael Feeney Builders Minor B Football League: Russell Rovers vs. Cobh, at Shanagarry, 6.45pm. Tuesday, April 6th: Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 1: Cobh vs. Cloyne, at Cobh, 7pm. Jones Engineering U21 A Football Championship: Youghal vs. Midleton, at Castlemartyr, 6.45pm.

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St. Colmans secure 4th round U16 league win

East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

St. Colman’s 5-3 Erin’s Own 3-1

ST. COLMAN’S met Erin’s Own in Shanagarry in dreadful weather conditions on Thursday, March 24th.

Both teams played in good spirits considering the weather. Erin’s Own did not have the full 15 but put up a good show in the second half. St. Colman’s had some good scores, but also a few wides which, hopefully they will improve on. All the players managed to get a game.Thanks to the girls for showing your committment to the team and playing in such awful conditions. We await confirmation of our next match in the semi-finals in the next few weeks.

SCORERS: Rebecca Walsh 1-1, Keelagh Cullinane 1-1, Eimear Motherway 1-0, Sharon Murphy 1-0, Cliodhna O’Sullivan 1-0 and Katie O’Neill 0-1. TEAM: M. Tattan, L. Bernard, E. Healy, K. Tate-McCann, K. Fleming, C. O’Sullivan, C.O’Riordan, E. O’Shea, K. O’Neill, A. Finn, M. Mullins, R. Walsh, R. Steele, S. Murphy, K. Cullinane, S. O’Connor, C. Murray, E. Motherway, S. Higgins.

Inch Rovers U14s take on Fermoy

ON Saturday, March 20th, Inch Rover’s Under 14’s played Fermoy at home in Killeagh.

Inch had their full panel on the day except Lauren O’Mahony, weather was in our favour also. We have not got assigned Goalkeeper for the U14’s so Kelly Coleman from the U12’s panel obliged to be our goal keeper. We played on the main pitch also which we don’t usually play on unless the second field is Unvailable.

Inch got off to a great start and the girls seemed to be on form on the day, 10 minutess into the game Fermoy got there first score of the game, Goal in the back of the net. Fermoy at this stage had settled well and were tall girls throughout the panel. We only have 16 players of the U14’s and really rely on the U12s girl’s to help us out. Inch held there ground well marking the Fermoy girls. Inch, 20 minutes into the game, got there first score of the game with a point from Rachel Galvin from play. Fermoy came back shortly after with another 3 goal and were putting our full back line under servere pressure at this stage.

Again, Inch fought well and our half forward Rachel Galvin got a goal. Which made the score at this time Fermoy 3-0 to Inch 1-1. Again Fermoy came back to get another 4 point to make the score at half time 3-4 to 2-1. We changed our Goal keeper at half time, and Orla Daly came to our rescue. Unfortunaly it was hard for Kelly in goals to save some of the goals and not been an experience Goal Keeper in the first half.

The second half started off well, but Fermoy came back very strong again to get another goal. Inch kept plugging along to get scores. Then after 15 min Aoife Long got a goal to boost the Inch girls, brought the Inch score to 3-1. fermoy again came back into attack to get scores against us. After 25 Min Fermoy were up 7-5 to 3-1. Inch came back again to try to get scores but got 2 more points from Aoife Long. In the end Fermoy were the better team on the day and Inch still tried very well. Final score after full time Fermoy 8-11 to 3-3. But over all I think Fermoy are the team to watch this season and this is there B team. I was still very proud of the Inch girls to keep the spirits up through out the game. - Sheila Scanlon

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Fr. O’ Neill’s 2-14 Glenbower Rovers 2-14 Fr. O’ Neill’s main sponsor: Audit Diagnostics BOTH Fr. O’ Neill’s and Glenbower Rovers will have to do it all again after both sides finished level at full time, and after 20 minutes of extra time on Saturday evening last in the Michal O’ Connor sponsored East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship in Youghal. It took both sides a few minutes to settle at the beginning and it fell to the boot of Shane Harrington from O’ Neill’s to open the scoring when he pointed on the fifth minute from a free. Eoin McCarthy added a second pointed free on the seventh, and Eddie Holland showed up in the forward line from his half back position to pop over O’ Neill’s third point on the 9th minute. Sean Long opened Glenbowers account with a goal after some sloppy defending in the O’ Neill’s defence. Kieran Wall, Eoin Conway and the aforementioned McCarthy added a point each to extend the O’ Neill’s lead again. Mark Landers and John O’ Connor pulled two points back for the Killeagh men, and Landers added a second when he pointed a rebound from Deckie O’ Shea in the O’ Neill’s goal to level the game for the second time. Joe Deane then popped up and put Glenbower in front for the first time as referee, Tim Dinneen, blew the short whistle.

Kevin Lane goaled for Glenbower on the 33rd minute but Bryan McCarthy pulled a goal back for O’ Neill’s from the penalty spot six minutes later. Deane added a point, but Eoin Mac put the ball in the back of

the Glenbower net after James Ryan’s high ball into the square, and Jer O’ Leary had his opener when he pointed with the outside of his boot to let the score 2-7 to 2-5 in O’ Neill’s favour with 45 minutes on the clock. Joe Budds and John O’ Conner each pointed to level the score again, and Buds and Deane added two more to extend their lead. However, Bryan McCarthy raised two white flags, one from play and the other from a 45, to let things all square at full time.

James Ryan was first up in extra time to get his name on the board with a point, and Jer O’Leary followed a minute later with another. However, Joe Deane pointed a free and shared another pointed free with Eoin

Killeagh camogie

OUR congratulations this week go to Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal on winning the Munster Junior Final by beating Coláiste an Phiarsaigh 2-3 to 11; St Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill on winning the Munster Intermediate Final, captained by our Eanna O’Neill.

St. Mary’s High School team was captained by Shauna Landers and they were unlucky to be beaten by St. Aidan’s in the Cork Colleges Final. Many of our girls played in these teams –well done to each and every one of you! Shauna Keniry lined out with the Cork U16 team who were beaten by Tipperary the week before last. They play Clare in the next round of the competi-

tion - a match they need to win in order to remain in contention.

Congratulations also to Angela Walsh who received her 2009 Footballer of the Year Award at the Westbury Hotel recently.

Membership is still being taken for those who haven’t renewed for the 2010 season. It is essential to have current membership in order to train and play with the club. This year. membership for parents is also available for just €10.

In sympathy

Our sincerest sympathy is extended to Trish, Deirdra and all the Fitzgibbon family on the death of Maureen. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Conway to let it all square at halftime in extra time.

Shane Harrington and James Ryan added points for O’ Neill’s on the 71st and 74th minutes, but the accurate foot of Joe Deane ensured that there would be another day as he pointed twice on the 79th and 80th minutes to tie up both teams for the last time as the referee blew the final whistle- Fr. O’ Neill’s 2-14, Glenbower Rvs. 2-14.

TEAM: Declan O’ Shea, Quintin Higgins, John Terry, John Thomas Gould, Rob O’ Donoghue, John O’ Mahoney, Eddie Holland, James Ryan, David Hyde, Shane Harrington, Jer O’ Leary, Eoin McCarthy, Eoin Conway, Bryan McCarthy,

Kieran Wall.

REF. Tim Dinneen (Midleton).

Fixtures:

1/4/10: At Youghal, Fr. O’ Neill’s vs. Kiltha Óg MAFC 6.15pm 3/4/10: At Shanagarry, Fr. O’ Neill’s vs. Aghada U-21 AFC 4pm 18/4/10: Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Ballinhassig, Co. Prem II Minor Hurling Championship 18/6/10: Fr. O’ Neill’s vs. Carrigaline Prem. IHC Check locally for replay date and venue for Junior Football replay. (Photo: Denis O’Flynn)

Cork profit from another Northern adventure CORK 2-9 DERRY 0-14

CORK will almost certainly reach this season’s Allianz National League football final after gaining another valuable two points at Celtic Park in Derry last Saturday night. Conor Counihan’s side have just one match remaining, with Mayo set to visit rebel territory in two weeks time. On this occasion Cork had to survive a late Derry rally which almost saw them grab an equaliser that would have given them a share of the spoils, but two late efforts went wide. Cork, on the other hand, profited from good early work with John Hayes slotting home a fifth minute and this was followed up by a goal from Fintan Goold to put the visitors firmly in the driving seat. Derry fought back well and at the break Cork led by 2-5 to 0-8.

In the second half scores began to dry up as defences continued to dominate, but Cork continued to keep their noses in front with Noel O’Leary getting a rare score for the rebels, who held out to claim a fifth victory in this campaign. With Kerry and Dublin both losing, only Mayo can now finish ahead of Cork, and with both sides meeting in the final game it looks likely that they will also meet in the final. Mayo and Cork are currently on ten points, with Mayo having a three points better scoring average, all of which means that only Dublin from the chasing pack could catch either Cork or Mayo and at that they would have to score an awful lot. This all which means that Cork and Mayo are likely to meet in the National League final on April 25th in Croke Park. - Declan Barron.

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Lisgoold / Leamlara ladies football

Ger Melvin spot on as Aghada shock Cloyne in Junior A Football Championship

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

QUIET on the playing field this week, with only our Junior Ladies in action against Ballyphehane in the County League.

Junior Ladies County League Lisgoold 2 - 5 Ballyphehane 5 - 9

Sunday evening saw Lisgoold play host to the Junior Ladies from Ballyphehane for the first time, in a physical and entertaining encounter. The visitors went into an early lead with a goal and a point after ten minutes. Lisgoold started to find their pace and drew level after some terrific attacking play, with Leah Hogan scoring a great goal and a well taken point from a free. Lisgoold began to dominate at midfield with Johanna Lane and Taylor Bradley working well. This period of play yielded further scores through well taken points from Orla Fahy and the on-form

Leah Hogan. Lisgoold emerged for the second half three points down, and were to suffer a number of early setbacks with the loss of Leanne Woods through injury, and two early goals for Ballyphehane left an uphill battle for the Lisgoold ladies. They stuck to their task and Johanna Lane won a great ball inside the 45 and, after a tenacious run, scored the goal of the game from 25 metres out. Despite outstanding defensive work from Maureen O’Roiordan, ably assisted by Tanya Kinston, and numerous great saves from Trish Walsh the visitors had too much fire power and ran out victors at the full time whistle. Lisgoold continue to see great improvement with each match, and this was a great team performance despite being without a number of first team regulars. Scorers for Lisgoold: Leah Hogan (1-3), Orla Fahy (0-2) Johanna Lane (1-0) REMINDER - Our Long Kick

is fast approaching - Easter Monday at 12 noon from Leamlara Church to the GAA grounds. Teams of 3 with at least one female per team, and the adult on the team is asked to wear a reflector jacket. Please bring a football and biro. Refreshments will be served at the finish line.

All age groups are now back training and it is great to see the younger girls training with the age group above them as well as with their own age group. Well done girls - keep it up. Our local youth club are doing a 24 hour fast on Good Friday in aid of the ISPCA, with a sleepover in the Community Centre.

Congratulations to local boy, Aaron Sheehan, on his big local GAA Lotto win.

Ballinacurra 4 -08 Dungourney 3 - 03

Baile na Corra: Junior A Football Championship

GOALS were the order of the day as our footballers travelled to Killeagh last Sunday to pit their wits against Dungourney in the Junior A Championship, and came away with a well merited victory.

Ballinacurra got off to the perfect start, after a fine move down the left wing ended with a nicely taken point by Kevin O Brien inside the 1st minute. Then, in the 4th minute, a pin point pass from James Nagle found Vincent O’Sullivan bursting through mid-field, who laid the ball off to the in-rushing Kevin O’Brien. Losing control momentarily, he punted the ball soccer style to Killian Harty who duly obliged and rattled the net for Ballinacurra’s opening goal. Two quick goals from Dungourney in the 8th and 11th minutes saw Ballinacurra’s early work going to waste.

Damien Daly settled Ballinacurra’s nerves in the 12th minute when, on one of his regular forays up from the half back line, he kicked a fine point after a well worked move down the right wing. Another point from wing forward, Scott Richards in the 14th minute followed by a 45 from Adrian O’Donovan a minute later and The Village found themselves back in front. The last ten minutes of the opening half belonged to Ballinacurra, scoring three goals to

effectively put the game beyond Dungourney’s reach. The first goal was a cheeky effort from full forward, Killian Harty when he back-heeled the ball into the Dungourney net from close range after 22 minutes. Four minutes later, after great defensive work from Trevor Richards, the ball found its way to Scott Richards who soloed through the opposition’s defence to slot the ball home. A minute later corner forward, Richie Keohane won a great ball in the corner and put James Nagle through to find the net from an acute angle to leave the half-time score at 4-04 to 200.

In fairness to Dungourney they never gave up and several attacks in the first few minutes of the second half yielded no scores. In the 5th minute of the second half Damien Daly found Killian Harty, who in turn laid off to Adrian O’Donovan to dissect the posts once again. A mini revival by Dungourney mid-way through the second half saw them score a goal and two points to close the gap to six points. However, soon after Adrian O’Donovan and Kevin O’Brien again slotted over a point apiece to break Dungourney’s momentum yet again. Another fine point by attacking half back, Damien Daly after great work by Thomas O’Meara in the 29th minute, put the icing on the cake for The Village. A consolation point from a

CLOYNE 2-7 AGHADA 1-11

free for Dungourney in the last minute put an end to the scoring, to leave Ballinacurra victorious in a scoreline of 4-08 to 3-04.

In a largely entertaining game it would be unfair to pick a few individuals who excelled for The Village, as this was a fantastic team performance, and all seventeen players turned in fine displays. Special mention must go to Eddie O’Brien and his management team for their work in getting the team fit and ready for this championship opener. Read Declan Barron’s report elsewhere in this week’s edition.

Lotto Results

Numbers were 4, 22, 26 and 28. No winners. Lucky Dips went to Han Walsh, Joan Lordan, John Dunne, Anita Power and the ladies club. Next week’s draw will be held in Jacko’s for €3,400.

Juvenile Training

The Juveniles will take a break from training next weekend for Easter. Training resumes the weekend after. Details to follow next week.

Happy Easter

The Club would like to wish all members a Happy Easter and, to those travelling over the long weekend, to stay safe on the roads.

Goalmouth action as Shane Scully somehow keeps the ball out of the net

AGHADA had to come from behind to secure a sweet, and let it be said, well deserved victory over rivals, Cloyne in the opening round of the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors, Junior “A” football championship, played under the lights in Cobh on Friday, March 26th. The game was well contested throughout, but the refusal of Aghada to throw in the towel was rewarded and they took the lead for the first time when Ger Melvin slotted home a 56th minute penalty. That score left Aghada a point in front, and when Melvin added a point from a free a minute later, the defending champions were in trouble.

That was in stark contrast to what went on in the previous 55 minutes, as Cloyne stormed into the lead with Paudi O’Sullivan scoring a goal in the very first minute. Cloyne were on top with Conor O’Lomasney adding a 5th minute point from play, and they might easily have added a second goal as they hit the post and crossbar but failed to get any score.

Aghada had to wait until the 10th minute for their opening point from the boot of the impressive Ger Melvin, but Cloyne responded with a superb effort from the boot of Maurice Lynch, while Diarmuid O’Sullivan converted a free in the 15th minute as Cloyne led by 1-3 to 0-1 after the opening quarter. Gradually, however, Aghada got to grips with the Cloyne midfield as Aidan Kelleher and James O’Connell began to win possession. As a result the Aghada attack began to function and they shot four points without reply, with James O’Connell and Colm Power getting scores from play while Ger Melvin converted two frees. Both sides swapped further

points as Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Melvin were on target to leave Cloyne in front by 1-4 to 0-6 at the interval.

On the resumption Cloyne were in full flow as they again hit Aghada for a first minute goal, with Colm O’Sullivan placing brother, Diarmuid for a second Cloyne goal, to stretch their lead to four points. Aghada responded by going for fresh legs with Ronan Kennedy and Eoin O’Neill coming off the bench to good effect, as James O’Connell kicked a fine point from play. The exchanges were tough but fair as Cloyne added another point from O’ Sullivan in the 35th minute. Gradually, as in the opening half, Aghada began to get to grips with the situation and points in quick succession from Ger Melvin, Paul Kilbane and Eoin O’Neill had them right back in the match. Maurice Lynch kept Cloyne in front with a good score on 50 minutes as they led by 2-6 to 0-10 with just ten minutes remaining. By this stage Aghada had introduced the speedy Josh O’Shea, and with James O’Connell and Ger Melvin ever more prominent, it was Aghada who were to go for broke. They were rewarded, with just four minutes remaining, when James O’Connell was taken down for a penalty. Things went from bad to worse for Cloyne as tempers became heated, with Conor O’Lomasney being red carded by

referee, James Bermingham before the penalty was taken.

Ger Melvin coolly slotted home the spot kick to put Aghada in front for the first time, and he quickly added a point from a free as Cloyne was rattled. The defending champions tried to pull the match from the fire as Maurice Lynch left just a point between the sides as the game went into injury time. Aghada were defending for all their worth as Mark O’Brien put the ball out for a 45. Diarmuid O’Sullivan saw his first attempt go for another 45, but his second effort dropped short as the full time whistle blew, to signal a sweet victory for Aghada who now progress to the third round. Cloyne must now go through the back door to keep their hopes of a three in a row alive.

AGHADA: G Melvin 1-6, 1-0 pen (5 f), J O’Connell 0-2, E O’Neill, C Power and P Kilbane 0-1 each. CLOYNE: D O’Sullivan 1-3 (3 F), P O’Sullivan 1-0, M Lynch 0-3 and E O’Lomasney 0-1 AGHADA: M O’Brien, B Wall, S Connolly, S Cashman, P Kilbane, P Wall, E Savage, A Kelleher, J O’Connell, C Power, G Melvin, D Creedon Capt, T wall, J Wall and A Connolly. Subs used R Kennedy for A Connolly (34), E O’Neill for J Wall (34), J O’Shea for E Savage (41) and A Creedon for T Wall (57) injured CLOYNE: S Motherway, J Cotter, Donal Sullivan, R McCarthy, B McCarthy (Capt), E O’Sullivan, M Walsh, P O’Sullivan, K Cronin, C O’Lomasney, Paudi O’Sullivan, M Lynch, C O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan and E O’Lomasney. No subs used. REFEREE: James Bermingham, Bride Rovers.

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LISGOOLD

First half goals pave the way for Ballinacurra victory over Dungourney

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

LAST Sunday, Lisgoold and Cobh went hammer and tongs to provide a first round proper winner in the East Cork Junior A Football Championship. This game had so many twists and turns, and so many ups and downs that, by its conclusion, the large watching support base was left exhausted and drained. That we came out on top after ninety minutes (plus) of pulsating action says everything about the will to win, never say die attitude and desire of Tim Mulcahy’s charges. The final score, the twenty ninth score of the tie, was scored by Michael O’Sé in the third minute of injury time in extra time, an “outside of the boot” beauty which capped a lung bursting individual drive up the field from his wing back berth. Where forwards win games, backs win Championships, and Timmy has settled upon a solid rearguard where Jamie Hurley and Charile McCarthy were solidity personified. Eoin O’Riordan again lorded the skies in “lár na pairce” whilst the ageless Kevin O’Shea rolled back the years with a point scoring exhibition, tallying five fine scores thoughtout the game. It’s been a policy of Tim to allow youth to flourish, and the debut handed to

young John McCarthy was repaid handsomely with a performance that must have the Cork Minor Football selectors sitting up and taking some notice. One particular rasper (which led to Johnsy’s goal) probably still has the frame of the goal in Carrig shaking. All in all, the “bounce-backability” factor we were looking for certainly was delivered, and we await the draw drum and our opponents in Round 3.

See Declan Barron’s report elsewhere in this week’s East Cork Journal.

TEAM: Ciaran Cronin, Jamie Hurley, Mike O’Shea, Charlie McCarthy, Maurice O’Connell, Brian O’Leary, Michael O’Se, Eoin O’Riordan, Conor Walsh, Noel Connery, Wayne Kingston, John Cronin, John McCarthy, Charles Smart, Kevin O’Shea.

Lotto

After the drama of last week’s Jackpot Bonanza winner, we had no winner of the major prize this week, where the winning numbers drawn were 1, 7 and 24. Consolation prize winners were Paudi Ryan, Stephen Geary, Noel Connery and Fachtna Whyte.

Killeagh

Junior A Football Championship Glenbower Rovers 2-14 Fr. O’Neill’s 2-14 (after extra time)

IN FRONT of a small crowd on Saturday evening we opened our championship account against our near neighbours, Fr. O’Neill’s. It was they who got off to the better start putting 4 points on the scoreboard before Kevin Lane connected with a loose in the square to give us the opening goal. Fr. O’Neill’s added two more to their account before we hit a purple patch and finished the stronger in the first half on a scoreline of 1-4 to 0-6. Fr. O’Neill’s were awarded a penalty in the opening quarter of the second half which was dispatched to the back of the net, but shortly after Sean Long cancelled that out with a well taken goal of his own. The scoreline changed several times over the next twenty minutes. With two minutes to go we were two points in front. But Fr. O‘Neill’s never gave up and were awarded a late 45 to level the match and force extra time. Full time score 2-9 a piece. In the first half of extra time Fr. O’Neill’s took a three point lead, but the never say die attitude of the men from Glenbower saw us close that gap and a last score of the game came from Joe Deane, one of his five in extra time, to level it and force a replay.No fixture has been made for the replay. SCORERS: Kevin Lane 1-0, Sean Long 1-0, Joe Deane 0-7, John O’Connor 0-3, Mark Landers 0-2, Joe Budds 0-2. There was no winner of the lotto. The numbers drawn were 16, 20 and 36. Next week’s jackpot stands at €1,600.

Congratulations to our U14s on winning the first round of the Feile after defeating Midleton in a thriller on Saturday evening last. Thanks to all those who helped out down the field on Sunday evening as we hosted Dungorney vs Ballinacurra, especially Kevin O’Connor who undertook 5 jobs on the day. Well done to all. FIXTURES: As of this time we have no fixtures. Keep an eye on the website. www.killeaghgaa.org.

Ballinacurra 4-08 Dungourney 3-03

IT WAS raining goals in the first half in Killeagh on Sunday in the opening round of the Junior “A” football championship when Ballinacurra took on Dungourney. Ballinacurra raised a green flag on four occasions, rounding off a fabulous first half performance, and in the end the huge lead built up by Ballinacurra at half time was vital because Dungourney put in a very determined second half show.

It only took 44 seconds for the first score to be registered, and it was a point from play from the Ballinacurra captain, Kevin O’Brien. Just two minutes later the first goal of this match arrived, following a very well worked move involving Richie Keohane and O’Brien who fed the ball into the Ballinacurra full forward, Killian Harty who buried the ball into the Dungourney net to give them the perfect start. Dungourney hit back with Frank Hegarty rattling the net in the 7th minute and just three minutes later Dungourney had the lead when a ball down the left wing from Daragh Ahern found the Dungourney captain, John Roynane, who made a direct run towards the Ballinacurra goal and fired his shot into the roof of the net for a third goal, with only ten minutes gone.

Ballinacurra responded brilliantly with three unanswered points from the boots of Ahern, Scott Richards and Adrian O’Donovan. With their tails up Ballinacurra then really started to dominate proceedings with some fine short passing movements and three more incredible goals before the break. On the 14th minute the Ballinacurra

number fourteen, Killian Harty had his second goal. Harty was literally wrapped up by the Dungourney keeper, but he coolly dropped the ball to his feet and back heeled it into the net.

Then, in the 26th minute Ballinacurra’s Scott Richards finished off a great solo run with a shot that crashed into the Dungourney net, and with just two minutes to the short whistle the Ballinacurra centre field player, James Nagle ran down the right wing, turned for goal and neatly slotted the ball across the keeper into the left bottom corner for a sixth goal in the opening half, with four going to Ballinacurra who led by 4-4 to 2-0 at half time.

2010 Junior A Football - Jim Ryan Cup fixtures FIRST round started weekend of March 28th.

The 8 winners from Round 1 go to Round 3 and the 8 Losers go to Round 2, extra time in all games. Some of these games will already have been played by the time we go to press. However, we include all matches below in their entirety. B. Lisgoold vs. Cobh, Carrigtwohill on 28/3/10 at 3pm. Referee: Mark Murphy.

C. Castlemartyr vs. Castlelyons, Aghavine, 28/3/10 at 3pm. Referee John Buckley.

D. Aghada vs. Cloyne, Cobh, 26/3/10 at 7.30pm. Referee James Bermingham.

E. Bride Rovers vs. Carraig na bhFearr, Glenville, 28/3/10 at 3pm. Referee Niall Barrett. F. Erin’s Own vs. Russell Rovers, Rostellan, 31/3/10 at 9pm. Referee James Bermingham.

G. Carrigtwohill vs. Glanmie, Sallybrooke, 24/3/10 at 8pm. Referee Barry Daly.

H. Ballinacurra vs. Dungourney, Killeagh, 28/3/10 at 3.30pm. Referee Denis O’Leary. I. Glenbower Rovers vs. Fr.

Dungourney battled hard on the resumption but scores were hard to come by. They did manage a third goal from the boot of John Hickey fourteen minutes into the second half and his team mates, Daragh Ahern and John Roynane, pointed without reply on the 45th min and the 47th min respectively. But it was too little too late as Ballinacurra responded with four second half points themselves from Damien Daly, Kevin O’Brien and a brace of points from play by the corner forward, Adrian O’Donovan to help Ballinacurra run out comfortable winners in the end. Dungourney will now go into the losers section hoping to keep

O’Neill’s, Copperalley, 27/3/10 at 4.30pm. Referee Tim Dineen.

2010 U21A Football Clonmult Memorial Cup

A. Youghal vs. Midleton, Castlemartyr, 6/4/10 at 6.45pm. Referee Brian Walsh.

B. Fr. O’Neill’s vs. Aghada, Shanagarry, 3/4/10 at 4pm. Referee Gerard Murphy.

2010 U21B Football Jack Murphy Cup (1974)

B. Carraig na bhFearr vs. St. Catherine’s, Castlelyons, 3/4/10 at 6pm. Referee Mark Murphy. C. Cobh vs. Glenville, Sallybrooke - TBC. D. Bride Rovers vs. Erin’s Own, Lisgoold, 3/4/10 at 3.30pm. Ref-

their football season alive.

BALLINACURRA: K Harty 2-0, S Richards 1-1, J Nagle 1-0, A O’Donovan 0-3, K O’Brien and D Daly 0-2 each. DUNGOURNEY: J Ronayne 1-2, J Hegarty and J Hickey 1-0 each, D Ahern 0-1. BALLINACURRA: M O’Sullivan; I Cahill, S Murphy, T O’Meara; D Daly, B Sigerson, T Costigan; V O’Sullivan, J Nagle; T O’Leary, K O’Brien (Capt) S Richards; R Keohane, K Harty, A O’Donovan. Subs: T Richards and J Healy. DUNGOURNEY: J Cody; W McCarthy, B Hegarty, W Daly; M Hegarty, J Leahy, E Ahern; F Hegarty, D Hegarty; M Wall, J Roynane (Capt)S Casey; J Hickey, B Rogers, D Ahern. Sub used: K Kelleher. REF: Denis O’Leary (Watergrasshill).

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eree Michael Walsh.

E. Glenbower Rovers vs. Castlelyons, Ballynoe, 4/4/10 at 12 noon. Referee Paddy Buckley.

2010 Minor A Football - Bishop Brown Cup 1955

Preliminary Round: winner into Round 4; loser into Round 1. A. Kiltha Óg vs. Fr. O’Neill’s, Copper Alley, 1/4/10 at 6.45pm. Referee Brian Murphy.

First Round: Winners into Round 4; losers into Round 2. B. Loser of A vs. Killeagh / Ita’s, venue TBC, 8/4/10 at 6.45pm. Referee Mark Murphy. C. Glenville vs. Erin’s Own, Rathcormac, 8/4/10 at 6.45pm. Referee Pa Beausang. D. Aghada vs. Castlelyons, Castlemartyr, 8/4/10 at 6.45pm. Referee Niall Barrett.

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Lisgoold snatch victory in extra time thriller Lisgoold 1-14 Cobh 1-13 AET Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THIS first round Junior ‘A’football game was another weekend thriller in Carrigtwohill on Sunday afternoon, when it took a late Michael O’Sé point in the 9th minute of extra time to propel Lisgoold into the third round draw. It was hard luck on a brave Cobh side that more than deserved a second chance, but such is sport and Lisgoold just held on. In the opening stages one felt that Lisgoold would walk away with the match as three quick points, followed by a goal from John Cronin, had them six points to the good after only ten minutes play. Gradually, however, Cobh began to work their way into the game with Willie Bruton, Derek Barrett and Lee McDermott doing good work as the scores finally began to arrive with McDermott, Barrett (2) and Owen Wilson all finding the range. By half time Lisgoold had a four point advantage as they led by 1-5 to 0-4. On the resumption, Cobh thundered into the match with Dermot O’Rourke and the impressive Shane Barrett landing points, and by the midway stage they had drawn level for the first time as Shane Barrett fired home a great goal to leave the sides at 1-8 apiece. It was developing into a fine contest with no quarter asked or, indeed, given, as both sides continued to swap points with John Cronin and Kevin O’Shea on target for Lisgoold. Liam Greaney and Sean Daly left the sides level at 1-10 each at the end of normal time. In the first period of extra time both sides added a further two points each and remained deadlocked at 1-12 each. On the turnover, Sean Daly edged Cobh in front once more only for

Ciáran O’Shea to equalise. With a replay looking certain Lisgoold refused to give up and their persistence was rewarded as wing back, Michael O’Sé stole forward to squeeze over the winning point just on full time. Referee, Mark Murphy added a further two minutes but Cobh could not find another equaliser and so Lisgoold, after a preliminary round loss to Midleton, make it through to the knockout stages. An unlucky Cobh must take their chances in the back door system.

LISGOOLD: J Cronin 1-5 (2f), K O’Shea 0-5 (4F), E O’Riordan 0-2, C O’Shea and M O’Sé 0-1 each. COBH: S Barrett 1-2, D Barrett 0-3(2F), S Daly (1F) and O Wilson 0-2 each, D O’Rourke, L Greaney, L McDermott and D Gillday 0-1 each. LISGOOLD: C Cronin, J Hurley, M O’Shea, C McCarthy, M O’Connell, B O’Leary, M O’Sé, E O’Riordan, C Walsh, N Connery, W Kingston, J Cronin, J McCarthy, C Smart and K O’Shea. SUBS USED: C O’Shea for N Connery (55), P Mahony for W Kingston (58) and JP O’Brien for C Walsh 68. COBH: M Kennedy, M O’Connor, B Aherne, T Byrne, L Greaney, N Kavanagh, R O’Connell, D O’Rourke, A Whaley, Q Wilson, D Barrett, W Bruton, L McDermott, S Barrett and P Sloane. Subs used B Meaney for L McDermott (35) A McCarthy for T Byrne (45) S Daly for D Barrett (50) E Brannigan for D O’Rourke (55) D Gillday for P Sloane (65) REFEREE: Mark Murphy, Bride Rovers

Lisgoold, who defeated Cobh, in this extra time thriller

Cobh who lost out in extra time to Lisgoold

Extra time fails to separate Glenbower Rovers and Fr. O’Neill’s D B GLENBOWER ROVERS 2-14 FR. O’NEILL’S 2-14

THIS was another splendid first round contest that ebbed and flowed throughout, so much so that extra time failed to separate the sides in a match that both sides will feel they could have won. Fr. O’Neill’s, in particular clawed their way back to draw level with a Brian McCarthy 45 to leave the scores tied at 2-9 each after a competitive 60 minutes where both sides had good periods. FR O’Neill’s got off to a great start with three early points, only for Sean Long to bring the sides level with the opening goal for Glenbower on ten minutes as he rattled in an unstoppable shot. It was that sort of game as Fr. O’Neill’s again shot three points with Kieran Wall, Eoin Mc-

Carthy and Eoin Conway all on target. Yet, they still trailed at the beak as Glenbower finished strongly with four unanswered points to lead by 1-4 to 0-6 at the break. On the resumption Kevin Lane increased the Glenbower lead with a well taken goal after a mix up in the Fr. O’Neill’s defence, but a penalty goal from Brian McCarthy after Jer O’Leary was hauled down, closed the gap once more. It was end to end stuff with Joe Budds pointing for Glenbower at one end, but the Fr. O’Neill’s reply was decisive as Eoghan McCarthy finished to the net to put Fr. O’Neill’s ahead again. Last seasons defeated finalists looked like going under, but in

ECLAN

Both sides exchanged five points each in extra time, and with just one minute remaining Fr. O’Neill’s held a two point lead. But commeth the hour, commeth the man and the Glenbower Rovers captain, Joe Deane sent over two late points to send this one to a replay. drama to follow as Fr. O’Neill’s earned a 45 from which Brian McCarthy slotted over a superb equaliser to take the game to extra time.

In two other games played on Sunday afternoon, Carrig Na bhFear had a one point victory over Bride Rovers, 1-6 to 0-8, while in the other match Castlemartyr were comfortable 1-15 to 0-10 winners over Castlelyons. Erin’s Own and Russell Rovers meet this Wednesday night, March 31st in Rostellan with a later throw in time of 9pm.

ARRON REPORTS FROM

Here again Fr. O’Neill’s showed character as they again edged in front, yet Glenbower refused to throw in the towel.

true fashion the Glenbower lads dug deep with veterans, Mark Landers and Joe Deane, edging them into a point lead with time almost up. There was more

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On the balance of play Fr. O’Neill’s will feel disappointed not to have won this match. They shaded it throughout, but you have to admire the never say die attitude displayed by Glenbower Rovers.

COPPERALLEY

SCORERS FOR GLENBOWER ROVERS: J Deane 0-7 (0-2f) M Landers 0-3, K Lane and S Long 1-0 each, J O’Connor and J Budds 0-2 each. GLENBOWER ROVERS: S Scully; T Murphy, P McGrath, C McNamara; C Murphy P McCarthy, C Fogarty; J O’Connor, G Collins; J Budds, A Walsh, J Deane (Capt) K Lane, M Landers, S Long. SUBS: P O’Neill for C McNamara (45) K O’Connor for K Lane (75) SCORAERS FOR FR. O’NEILL’S: E McCarthy and B McCarthy 1-2 each, J Ryan, S Harrington, E Conway and J O’Leary 0-2 each, K Wall and E Holland 0-1 each. FR. O’NEILL’S: D O’Shea; Q Higgins, J Thomas Gould, J Terry; R O’Donoghue, J O’Mahony, E Holland; J Ryan, D Hyde; S Harrington, J O’Leary, E McCarthy; E Conway, B McCarthy, K Wall. SUBS: A Brett for D Hyde (34) N Griffin for J O’Mahony (56) REF: Tim Dinneen (Midleton).

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PLANNING NOTICES

ANNIVERSARIES * ANNIVERSARIES

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We CMG Architects Ltd, are applying for Planning Permission on behalf of Paul Creedon, for the construction of a single storey dwelling and associated site works at Aghada, Midleton, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. YOUGHAL TOWN COUNCIL B. O’Callaghan Architectural Services, 024 95059, are applying to Youghal Town Council on behalf of William Flaherty for Permission to construct a new two storey extension to side of existing dwelling and all associated site works at 108 Blackwater Heights, Youghal, Co. Cork. The planning applicatuion may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, The Mall House, Youghal, Co. Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Survey and Design Services wish to apply for planning permission, on behalf of Neasa O’Neill & Padraic Carroll, for the construction of a two-storey dwelling and associated site works, bored well, waste water treatment system and related percolation area at Ballycurnane, Killeagh, Co. Cork. This planning application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Cork during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Gerard & Edel O'Connor are seeking Planning Permission for the construction of a single storey extension to existing dwelling at Woodview, Church Hill, Glanmire, Co Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL East Cork Design (087 9340370) intends to apply on behalf of Eoghan Cotter & Julie Neville for permission for extension and alterations to existing dwelling at no.27 Laurel Court, Dwyers Road, Midleton, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I, Bridie MacNamara, intend to apply for permission for the construction of a 1.5 storey dwelling house, a domestic garage, a domestic waste water treatment system, a new vehicular entrance and all associated site development works at School Road, Upper Aghada, Midleton, Co.Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL. I am applying for Planning Permission for alterations and two storey extension ( 204.8 SqM) to dwelling house, alterations to existing entrance, alterations to front elevation of existing house, new rainwater soakpits, associated siteworks as may be required at Gogganstown, Knockraha Village, Co. Cork. Signed: Kevin Quirke. 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 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 Ballymore Community Association Ltd wish to apply for Permission for the construction of an access ramp to East facing boundary wall between the existing Walterstown National School and Community Centre @ Ballymore Community Centre, Walterstown, Cobh, Co. Cork. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours 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.

Kingston 4th Anniversary

In loving memory of Liam Kingston, late of Ballyfleming, Ballymacoda, who died on March 29th 2006, RIP. God looked around his garden, And saw an empty space, He then looked down upon the earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Sadly missed by his loving family.

Quirke 21st Anniversary

In loving memory of Margaret Quirke, late of Dungourney, whose anniversary occurs today, Wednesday, March 31st. Though absent, you are very near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Always remembered by your loving husband John and family, Carmel, Geraldine, Johnny, Yvonne, Laura and Finbarr.

Fitzgerald -

2nd Anniversary

Cherished memories of my husband Seán, late of Ballinacurra, whose anniversary occurs on April 4th, 2010. Two years have passed, Since that sad day, You left us all, And went away. But deep in our hearts, You will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. Will those who think of Seán today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

Fitzgerald Sadly missed by your wife Mary.

2nd Anniversary

Cherished memories of our father and grandfather Seán, late of Ballinacurra, whose anniversary occurs on April 4th, 2010. Each of us in our own way, Have special thoughts of you today. When our thoughts go back, As they often do, We treasure the memories, We have of you.

Sadly missed by your daughter Mary, son John, son-in-law Mort, daughter-inlaw Emma and granddaughters Eva, Leah, Mia, Jade and Jenna.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL: I, Anne Wilson intend to apply for permission for a) Construction of a split level dwelling house (238.6m2), treatment plant, percolation area and all associated site works, b) Division of existing overall site of 3.89Ha, to provide for 2no sites for i. Convalescence Home of 2.15Ha, and ii. Dwelling house of 1.74Ha, c) Retention of Convalescence Home use within dwelling house, formally known as Salrock House, on ground and first floors (259.75m2), d) Change of use from residential to Convalescence Home in existing dwelling house, formally known as Salrock House, on ground and second floors (207.8 m2) including internal revisions as follows :i. revised layout at ground floor level to provide Treatment room, Adoration room and 2no en-suite Bedrooms with removal of private Living room, Kitchen and existing Bedroom, ii. revised layout at 2nd floor level to remove 2no private bedrooms and bathroom to provide 2no offices and storage room, e) Installation of a new treatment plant, percolation area, pumps etc for the Convalescence Home site, f) And all associated site works at Garranekinnefeake, East Ferry, 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 Permission is sought by Grainne and Paul Nolan for development to consist of the demolition of the existing dwelling house and a two car domestic garage and the construction of a two storey dwelling house and garage including septic tank, percolation area and ancillary site services at Lackenroe, Lower Annmount, Glounthaune. Change of plan and layout to that permitted under Planning Register No. 07/9167. 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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18th Anniversary

In loving memory of our dear friend Willie John Curran, who died on April 4th, 1992. We often sit and reminisce, And have a laugh or two, Fondly telling stories. Of things you used to do, They bring a laugh, Sometimes a tear, But always a wish, That you were still here.

Sadly missed by Eleanor, Bernie and family. On his soul, sweet Jesus have mercy. Masses offered.

NOVENA

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all the things that you have given me, and I confirm once again that I never wanted to be separated from you, even in spite of material illusions. I wish to be with you in eternal glory, thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. - (Say for three days and publish, and favour will be granted. BG)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Barry Nixon Late of Youngrove, Midleton (formerly of Tyrone) 31/3/2009 Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

ON this the first anniversary of Barry’s death, his wife Anne, son Ciaran and daughters Siobhán, Erin and Aisling, would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who sympathised with us on our sad loss. To those who attended Barry’s Rosary, Removal and Funeral; to all those who sent Mass Cards, Letters of Sympathy and Floral Tributes, and to all those who travelled the long distance from Tyrone. Our thanks to Fr. B. Flynn, Fr. Pat Donoghue and Fr. Micéal O Lionsigh for concelebrating Barry’s Funeral Mass and also to Ms. O’Neill for her lovely singing.

We would also like to thank our kind neighbours, friends and relatives for their kindness and support. Our thanks to O’Farrell’s Funeral Home for their care, attention and professionalism and to all my work colleagues in Midleton College and the children’s schools; St. Peter’s, Dungourney, Midleton CBS, and the Chaplin in St. Aloysius’, Carrigtwohill and to the Cope Foundation in Montenotte. Please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our sincere appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Anniversary Mass for Barry, will be held on Sunday, April 4th,

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

You’re never too old to do the splits!

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

SWEET STUFF

IN the eighties health food shops began to stock sugar and now, of course, we all sell organic and fair traded sweet stuff which, arguably, we should ban.

Sugar is just empty calories, highly addictive stuff which rots our teeth and helps to kill us through diseases linked with obesity. It has an acidic effect on the body and strips it of minerals, and it appears in the vast majority of processed foods, along with salt, to enhance flavours which these foods lack. And we love it! What about healthy alternatives? The good news is that these do exist, and the best known and most nutritious are Rapadura sugar and molasses.

Rapadura is the Portuguese name for a form of sugar cane juice that is common in Latin America and the Caribbean. In India a similar product is called juggery. The cane juice is dried into bricks, which were originally created as an easier way to transport sugar.

Historically sugar was made by pressing the juice from the cane and boiling away the water, so that the finished product retained its vitamins, minerals and trace elements, but industrialisation changed all this. Sugar is now made by dividing the cane juice into two substances: ultra-refined 99.6% pure sucrose stripped of 90% of its nutrients, and nutrient-rich molasses.

The sucrose is easily dried, stores and keeps for years, is easy to transport and to pour. Modern sugar manufacture uses a cocktail of chemicals such as sulphur dioxide, lime, phosphoric acid, bleaching agents and viscosity reducers.

This was what manufacturers, retailers and consumers wanted: cheap, white food which went along with white flour and the white sliced pan to feed burgeoning populations in nineteenth century towns. Rapadura (and juggery) are the only sweeteners made from sugar cane which are not refined. Molasses runs a close second .

Rapadura is squeezed, dried and ground, and that’s it. In nature, sweet foods (fruits) provide high quality vitamins, minerals and trace elements, but even squeezing an orange cheats the original food by removing the fibre, concentrating the sweetness and sending our blood sugar levels rocketing. Rapadura would do the same if we took too much, but it is infinitely preferable to regular sugar in terms of health, and as a plus, it is mostly fair traded and organically produced. This means it is more pricey than conventional sugars – but what is the cost of cheap food for our health and the environment? WITH recession and back to basics the words on everyone’s lips, there’s never been a better time to revisit some of the classic dishes from your childhood, including the much loved Banana Split. Created by FoodActive’s Garth McColgan for Aldi, Garth’s recipe for Banana Split with Butterscotch Sauce is a modern and simple take on an old favourite that’s sure to go down well with even the big kids in the house! Banana boats are great fun to make and with the Easter school holidays soon upon us, it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce your own kids to this all time classic.

With sleeves rolled up and aprons on, Garth’s recipe will keep them busy peeling, assembling and decorating as they embark on a really tasty Banana Boat adventure. All aboard! For more tempting recipes from Garth visit www.aldirecipesonline.com INGREDIENTS 1 Banana split lengthwise 3 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream 25g Caster Sugar 25g Soft Brown Sugar 50g Butter 150g Golden Syrup 110ml Single Cream

METHOD 1. Put the butter, sugars and syrup in the saucepan and set over a low heat. 2. Heat liquid and gently cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally until solids dissolve. 3. Remove from heat and slowly add the cream, stirring all the time. 4. Continue to stir until you have a smooth sauce. (This will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge). Remember: a little goes a long way and you can reheat as much as you need in a microwave or saucepan. 5. Place three scoops of ice cream in your banana boat and place the halved banana on each side of the boat, top with warm butterscotch sauce. 6. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired.

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We also stock low-GI Xylotol (from corn) and Agave Syrup and for those with blood sugar level challenges. And liquorice tea and Craving Essence for customers desperate to overcome their sweet tooth!



  

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FASHION FOCUS BOUTIQUE BRANDS, HIGH STREET LABELS, KIDS FASHIONS & INTERIORS

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WITH new stock arriving daily, Arcade Mi- belted blue and white ensemble (inset left). dleton invites you to come along and check A big belt will bring in your waist, while a out their range of extensive kids and ladies long coat is excellent for creating the perwear for this Confirmation season. fect outline. Not sure about heels? Pick up a pair of pumps for under €30. For the confirmee, there’s a veritable treat of pretty little dresses, crops and Cheryl Cole- Add a colourful scarf to a monochromatic inspired tops to choose from (from €4.99), outfit for that extra pizazz - there’s plenty to as well as - for the boys - hoodies, the new choose from at Arcade Midleton. Winkies range of Ts, shirts and pants , as well as an array of accessories, including cool Feel like really adding the ‘Wow’ factor to trainers and dressy shoes (also from €4.99). your Confirmation outfit? How about our Charlotte York-inspired pufferball dress for For the younger ladies of the family (for your €69.99 - add some chunky beads (€19.99) 18th, 21st or just a great night out), there’s to really make an impact. something to suit anyone and everyone. Check out our stunning Argentinian-inspired, black and white frill dress. At €69.99 it makes a statement without breaking the bank. In Arcade Midleton boutique brands section, there’s a host of stylish, complete outfits to choose from, including this gorgeous

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At the annual BrainBashers puzzle discussion conference, 20 people attended. At the start of the conference, each person shook hands with every other person. How many handshakes took place in total?

Difficult

Can you find a number such that its double is fourteen more than its quarter?

Five Minutes - Five Questions

1. What city hosted the first Olympic Games of the modern era? 2. What would you be studying if your subject was virology?

3. Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth were husband and wife; true or false? 4. What recollections make up the world’s longest novel?

5. How many balls are on a snooker table at the start of a game?

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Jon Kenny - Live at Wallis’

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JON’S career in entertainment started at the age of sixteen, as lead singer in the glam rock band called GIMIC. Leaving the band in his early twenties, Jon joined Theatre Omnibus, a dance and classical mime company.

In the mid eighties Jon left Theatre Omnibus to embark on a solo career where his madcap blend of music, comedy and theatrics began to emerge, and he was soon seen on RTE, on the Davis At Large show where he wrote and performed his own comedy sketches. In the late eighties Jon formed the D’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt, and proceeded to write and perform the shows.

D’Unbelievables proved to be Ireland’s most popular comedy duo ever and performed their shows to sell out audiences all over Ireland, Great Britain and America. Recently, Jon has toured Ireland with his one man shows; ‘ I’m Not Says I… I’m Fine’ and his new show simply called ‘ Jon Kenny – live’. He will appear in Wallis' Bar on Sunday, April 11th and is not to be missed! Get your tickets now, before they’re sold out! Don’t forget - Wednesday, April 7th is the County Semi-Finals of Stars of Our Bars between The Joshua Tree, The Long Point Bar and Wallis’ Bar and will be held in Wallis’ Bar, Midleton.

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A BOY in China who has 31 fingers and toes - a world record - is to undergo surgery to remove the extra digits. The 6-year-old boy, from the city of Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province, has a total of 31 fingers and toes - 16 toes, and 15 fingers (although one of those fingers is incomplete, being a fork at the end of the right thumb.) Three fingers on each hand are fused together.

The boy has a condition known as polydactyly, in which one of a variety of genetic disorders - which can be inherited, or new mutations gives rise to the supernumerary digits. Most commonly, the extra digits appear on the little finger side of the hand - but this boy appears to have the much rarer condition of central polydactyly, in which the middle fingers and toes are duplicated.

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JURYS Cork Hotel has officially been renamed The River Lee Hotel. Part of the new brand identity being rolled out by The Doyle Collection and trading in Cork for 40 years, the hotel was rebuilt in 2006 at an estimated cost of €38m. Paula Cogan, Director of Sales & Marketing at the hotel states, ‘I’ve been involved with this hotel for several years and have seen the city transformed in that time. Our inclusion in the list of Top 5 places to visit by Lonely Planet in 2010 is a huge boost for the city.’

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It’s a strange world

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Fangs for the fare

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WEIRD WORLD NEWS... AND IT’S ALL TRUE

NEW York police are hunting a ‘vampire’ attacker who bit a taxi driver during an attempted robbery. The man attempted to rob the cab driver after allegedly pulling out a semi-automatic handgun. When the driver refused to hand over any cash, the man proceeded to bite the driver on the neck. The attacker only began his attempt once he had arrived at his chosen destination near Bronx Community College. After threatening the driver with a gun and demanding he hand over his cash, a struggle ensued. The cabbie refused his requests, at which point the Dracula-wannabe began to bite his victim. Bites were found on the drivers neck, arm and back. The ‘vampire’ fled the scene of the attack shortly afterwards, after failing to steal anything from the cab.

Man comes home to find squatters clearing it out

A HOUSEHOLDER who popped back home after forgetting his wallet was stunned to find a couple in there clearing out his things.

The man found Mihai and Laura Dediu moving his belongings out of his cupboards. The couple claimed a fellow Romanian told them the house was empty and they were ‘tidying it up’ to live in it.

‘Then at 5pm this man came home and called police. We were arrested,’ said Mihai, 30. Yesterday, he and his wife, 24, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage at the house in Northampton, in December. They were given community orders with 100 hours community service at Northampton Crown Court.

Ghanaian immigrant to Italy names son Silvio Berlusconi

A GHANAIAN immigrant to Italy named his son Silvio Berlusconi, after the scandal and gaffe prone Italian prime minister whom he nevertheless regards as a “great political leader,” a report said on Tuesday.

“I like the way Berlusconi talks, the way he moves. I like him as a person, even if I don’t really follow politics,” said Anthony Boahene, a 36-year-old metal worker who has been living in Italy since 2002, when Berlusconi was heading his second government.

Bank robbers helpfully call ahead to reserve bag of money

POLICE in Connecticut had a rather easy job apprehending two bank robbers - because the suspects called the bank in advance and told an employee to get a bag of money ready.

He might become an Italian citizen in three years.

Police arrested 27-year-old Albert Bailey and an unidentified 16-yearold boy on robbery and threatening charges at the bank in Fairfield, Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. Apparently confusing bank robbery with buying take-away food, they had helpfully rung ahead to order a bag of $100,000 in large bills, and also asked if they could get that without dye-packs.

“This child will become president. Of Ghana or of Italy, it doesn’t matter. I want him to study politics, to prepare himself,” said Boahene.

In a masterpiece of understatement, Perez told local newspaper the Connecticut Post, ‘I would classify these individuals as “not too bright.”‘

His son, Silvio Berlusconi Boahene, was born in Accra in 2005 and was brought to the northern Italian city of Modena by his father a month ago, joining his two other siblings. Asked his opinion about the Berlusconi government’s toughening of immigration norms, Anthony Boahane told the daily Il Resto del Carlino: “It’s fine, laws need to be observed and that’s it. It’s the same in any country.

‘You can’t make this stuff up,’ said Fairfield police spokesman Sgt. James Perez. He said that the pair turned up at the bank about 10 minutes after making the call - where they were met by police in the parking lot.

Woman calls police to complain police put her in jail A WOMAN arrested for allegedly refusing to pay a cab fare then called the emergency services to say that she was ‘trapped’ in jail. 29-year-old Carly Houston was arrested in Naperville, Illinois after she allegedly screamed and swore at a taxi driver when he asked for directions to her destination, and then refused to pay the fare when police showed up.

She was arrested and taken to the local police station, where she was offered the chance to make a call to a friend or family member.

But instead Houston used the call to dial 911, which connected her to Naperville police dispatchers - to whom she reported that she was ‘trapped inside the detention facility’.

Unfortunately for her, the Naperville police department proved strangely reluctant to free her from the clutches of the Naperville police department. Instead, she was charged with ‘theft of labour or services’, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and, for good measure, making a false 911 report.

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The Big Screen

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While the movie's named after Kick Ass, the film’s double-barrelled secret weapon is head-busting father-daughter vigilantes, Big Daddy and Hit Girl.

They might have a twisted sense of paternal relations, but disgraced former cop Damon Macready (Nicolas Cage) and his daughter Mindy are New York’s last hope in the fight against drug lord, Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong), and it’s only a case of mistaken identity that drags Kick-Ass into this underground war. Tied in with this mess is D’Amico’s geeky son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a closeted teen out to prove himself to his father by posing as crime-fighter the Red Mist to ensnare Kick-Ass. Much has already been said about Moretz’s 11-year-old human slaughterhouse, but it’s no exaggeration to say she steals the film, part foulmouthed death note, part My Little Pony, but with enough cocksure swagger to put the fear of God into a room full of gun-toting heavies. Distilled into Moretz’s pint-sized frame, Hit Girl could have been absurd, but there’s rarely a moment where you don’t buy her severing limbs by the dozen and swearing like a docker. Cage as an actor might best be described as an acquired taste but here, whether as a thinly-veiled Dark Knight channelling Adam West or the psychotically overprotective father, he’s rarely been better. Kick Ass is the first and final word for this type of film and a genuine genre cage rattler. Say hello to the next generation of superhero movies.

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Psychics, ouija boards and cctv cameras are all called into action as the couple try everything to get rid of their unwanted guests, but the scares become increasingly frightening. Some iffy acting – though not from the leading pair – and occasional haphazard camera work grate at times, but even if it’s not one of the great horrors, there’s enough suspense to keep you on board – and have you jump next time the upstairs floorboards creak. RATING: *** Harry Brown is Britain’s answer to Gran Torino. Michael Caine plays the retired army man widow, who lives a quiet London life until his only friend is brutally murdered by a vicious gang. Distraught and weary of a neighbourhood overrun by petty crime and feuding gangs, Brown decides to take the law into his own hands and exert his own brand of vigilante justice on the hoodlums – a campaign that draws him into conflict with the police.

As much social document as thriller, the movie at times paints a bleak, if beautifully shot, picture of modern Britain. Caine is superb as the brooding, hard-as-nails Brown and while there is plenty of quite brutal violence, there are enough darkly comic moments to soften the edges. RATING: ****

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Marty Whelan & Midleton have a happy heart!

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Irish Heart Foundation needs volunteers in Cork RTE Lyric FM presenter, Marty Whelan showed he has a big heart as the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) called for volunteers in Cork to support Happy Heart Weekend, May 13th -15th.

a life when a person’s heart stops beating: · Call 999 or 112 · Start CPR immediately · Start defibrillation · Advanced care But YOU can make a difference. The Irish Heart Foundation is looking for people with a sense of fun and energy who are willing to step up and shake a bucket on any of the three flag days.

The well-loved radio presenter is supporting Happy Heart Weekend on Lyric Fm this May with reallife stories on air to show how easy it is to make a difference and help save lives. Happy Heart Weekend, which is sponsored by the Vodafone Ireland Foundation and supported by Lyric FM and the Irish Daily Star, aims to raise €650,000 to keep hearts beating in Cork and nationwide. Every cent raised will go towards the charity’s lifesaving efforts to strengthen the resuscitation Chain of Survival in every corner of the country. Every year nearly 10,000 people die from cardiovascular disease, the country’s number one killer. And half of these – about 5,000 deaths - are caused by sudden cardiac arrest. That’s 13 people dying EVERY DAY when their heart stops beating. But in just four simple steps – call 999, start CPR, start defibrillation and

Ann O’Neill, Anne Riordan (IHF), Kathleen Woulfe, Marty Whelan, Rosarii Ryan (IHF), Josephine Buckley and Bridget Iball who will all be involved with Midleton’s Happy Heart Day 2010 advanced care - the Chain of Sur- Heart Foundation said, “We are unteers can directly impact on dation is desperate to raise funds vival can save lives from sudden calling on people in Cork to make saving a life, maybe even the life to strengthen the Chain of Surcardiac death. a difference this May by volun- of someone you know.” vival all around Ireland, so that teering for Happy Heart Weekless people die from sudden carAnne Riordan, Munster Regional end. With just one day of your Funded up to 90% by charitable diac arrest. The Chain of Survival Fundraising Manager for the Irish time, or even less – you, the vol- donations, the Irish Heart Foun- is made up of 4 vital links to save

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