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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

East Cork Journal Issue No. 139

No Head Shop for Midleton says council


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Inside this week: Aghada, Carrigtwohill, Kilcredan, Midleton, Whitegate & Youghal Communions

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Contact 086-3223766 SOME auctioneers in Midleton have been approached with the view to obtaining premises in Midleton for Head Shops, Midleton Town Council's May meeting heard from Cllr. Pat Buckley. On the day the government initiated a clampdown on head shops, Cllr, Buckley said he believed some auctioneers had already been approached and he also felt the law remained 'weak' in regard to curtailing head shops.

Midleton Town Council has agreed to adopt 'a policy of total opposition to the concept of "Head Shops" opening in the council area’, as proposed by Cllr. Pat Buckley, but will not be complying with Cllr. Buckley’s request that correspondence be sent to all ratepayers, auctioneers and other property agents requesting that they resist any efforts to establish Head Shops in the town.

Cllr. Noel Collins said that, a day previous, Cork County Council had agreed to write to the Minister for Justice to up-

date legislation to ban head shops totally and similarly to update the law regarding the lease of properties for such usage. He said that a bill was imminent, creating an offence of 'knowing or being reckless' as to whether substances associated with Head Shops were being used for human consumption. Town Clerk, Joe McCarthy said, 'events overtook' Cllr. Buckley’s motion to an extent, but that the matter of leasing properties is one for national legislation rather than local authority intercession. - CP




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ON Sunday, May 16th at 9.30pm a collision occurred between the Cork/Waterford CIE bus and a car on Youghal's South Main Street, bringing traffic to a standstill and forcing diversions along the town’s Windmill Lane and Friar Street.

He was taken to Midleton Garda Station, charged and released on bail to appear before Youghal District Court this Friday, May 21st.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Cork DAWG charity shop opens in Midleton SHELTER IN DANGER OF CLOSING - PLEASE SUPPORT

Over 660 dogs rescued last year but 100s more need help

IN 2009, Cork Dog Action Welfare Group saved 663 dogs. Abandoned, abused and illtreated, these animals - who can't speak for themselves - were taken into the care of Cork DAWG. They emerged as happy, healthy canines who, amazingly, after all they'd been through at the hands of humans, still wagged their tail each time someone walked by.

Journal, 'We are so grateful to Congey for all that she's done. It's unbelievable the way that some people treat dogs and all animals. Just because they can't talk, people think they don't feel and that they don't matter. For animal lovers, that's just heartbreaking. In recent times, there's been a huge increase in calls to Cork DAWG as people find animals after traffic accidents, at the side of the road or see animals being mistreated. We urge people to get in touch with us at 086 3457488 or by email to if they know of any dog in distress, as we will never turn them away.'

But these dogs are now in danger of becoming homeless once more, as Cork DAWG is set to lose its shelter in Doneraile, as the land that it is based on is being sold. Kennelling more than 40 dogs there at one time, Cork DAWG is desperate to obtain new premises, with land and outhouses to keep on saving helpless dogs from a fate too terrible to mention here. That's where YOU, our readers, come in.

Cork DAWG is looking for donations - books, good quality bric-a-brac, clothes, toys, jewellery, handbags and ornaments and, of course, monetary donations to help them save their shelter and, more importantly, Cork's dogs. DAWG has now launched its '5 To Survive' campaign, calling on people to give 5 minutes of their time to complete a standing order form for â‚Ź5 per month,

Cork dawg Volunteers, Margaret Twohig, Trish Gravina, Cornelia Waters and Avril Kelly with rescued dogs Charlie, Moose and Mac at Cork DAWG’s new charity shop in Midleton

helping them to gain 500 new standing orders.

The money will go directly to the dogs that need it and will enable them to continue their work.

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In return for signing up with DAWG, you will receive a new member thank you pack, including your own DAWG postcard, keyring and magnet. You can donate now by visiting

On Thursday last, the East Cork Journal was invited to visit Cork DAWG's new charity shop, located on Midleton's Main Street, next door to Discount World at the former An Siopa premises. We were met not only by shop helpers Margaret Twohig, Trish Gravina, Cornelia Waters and Avril Kelly, but also by Moose, Charlie and Mac - three dogs that Cork DAWG has rescued. Moose, a Neapolitan Mastiff came to Cork DAWG after his owner could no longer take care of him and had handed him to someone else. Ribs showing, severely underweight and in poor health, Moose - after intensive trips to the vet and a lot of TLC

- has gone on to show that there's still life in the old dog yet. Moose is in long-term foster care with volunteer Trish, as his ongoing health problems and need for constant medication and veterinary care has made him impossible to rehome.

Labrador Charlie was found on the side of the road in a most horrific state, covered in mange with large tumours and a yeast infection under his skin. Despite the obvious abuse and ill treatment, Charlie bears no grudges against human. He loves people and is devoted to Avril Kelly, one of the DAWG volunteers who has taken Charlie into her home and most definitely her heart.

Mixed breed Mac was found on Easter Sunday morning with gaping gashes, puncture wounds, cuts and bruises. Mac's condition did not occur over days or weeks it was the result of sustained

neglect and cruelty. Mac now lives in a foster home to build up his strength, before Cork DAWG hopes to give him a new, happy and - most importantly - safe home.

Midleton's Cork DAWG shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm (and open through lunch) and is also seeking volunteers for a few hours a week. If you have time to spare and would like to make a difference to the lives of many animals who desperately need our help, please call Jillian Carey, Shop Manager on 087 6441967. The shop's premises have come courtesy of noted Midleton animal lover, Congey Lynch, who for years - has rescued stray animals and now has the capacity to help out on a larger scale. Margaret Twohig, DAWG Committe member tells the East Cork

Since starting up, Cork DAWG has rehoused hundreds of dogs, checking each potential new home and performing spot checks once the new owners have accepted responsibility for their new pet. 'We have to ensure that these dogs go to good homes where they won't be mistreated,' Margaret states, 'The worst thing in the world would be to send them back to someone else who won't treat them well. We're not going to let that happen.' 'Working here with Cork DAWG you see the best of people and the worst of people,' Margaret admits, 'But we're asking anyone who considers themself to be a friend of animals to please help us - we don't want to lose our shelter and we don't want to even consider what would happen if we had to.' The East Cork Journal doesn't want to either.

'If you leave a house and come home and go out again twenty times in an hour, you'll always get the same waggy welcome from your dog,' Margaret concludes. 'They are loyal and loving and deserve to be treated with respect and love.' Take a look again at that picture of Moose, Mac and Charlie above:

If it brings a smile to your face, or a lump to you throat, please donate now and help make a difference.



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All roads lead to money shortages

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Road repair funding not reflective of size of county Cllr. John Mulvihill

AT the April meeting of the Midleton Area Committee of Cork County Council, Cllr. Noel Collins (Ind.) asked that the council report on the total amount of finance received to remedy storm-damaged roads in East Cork, and whether or not it was adequate to cater to all demands. Senior Engineer, Pat O’Mahony stated that Cork County Council are repairing as many roads as possible, with the finance at their disposal.

Cllr. Michael Hegarty suggested that a press release be issued indicating that due to cutbacks normal works such as emptying litter bins and repairing roads may not be carried out.Cllr. Barbara Murray supported this motion and asked that it be issued to the local newspapers.

Cllr. Paddy Whitty cut straight to the point and asked how much money Cork County Council had received for repairs and was informed by the Senior Engineer that €800,000 had been received for the East Cork area. Cllr. Michael Hegarty added that staff shortages due to sick leave were a problem, while Cllr. John Mulvihill concurred with this, suggesting that the County Manager should have the discretion to take on additional temporary staff as and when needed, asking for a report on Area Office Staff at the next meeting. Mr. Pat O’Mahony stated that even if area offices were able to take on extra staff they wouldn’t have the finance available to pay them.

He stated that Cork County Council’s own funds for maintenance of regional and local roads has also being reduced. Cllr John Mulvihill concluded that Cork is the largest county in Ireland - but this has not been reflected in the funding received.

St. Colman’s, Midleton celebrates Cycle Day!

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ON Thursday, May 13th, the Green Schools Committee and the Transition Year Class from St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton announced the completion of the first year of their two year Transport Flag and celebrated Cycle Day and the three Green Flags the school has already achieved.

The Transition Years ran Wii Sport cycling games in the assembly area all day and prizes were given to the winners which included cycling helmets, bicycle pumps, locks and safety equipment, all kindly donated by Ellen Murphy from Green Schools. Our first years took the competitions very seriously and one in particular, Alan Weir, walked away with a full array of cycling goods and the knowledge that he beat the Transition Years. The Green Schools Committee continues to work on recycling, energy and water saving and encouraging people to walk, cycle or carpool on their journeys to school. They hope that this time next year the school will be celebrating their fourth Green Flag!

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DAVID Slowing STANTON down on TD speed limits

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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at Cork County Council AT April’s meeting of the Midleton & Area Committee of Cork County Council, the issue of speed or, rather, the lack of it, was raised.

A list of recommendations was distributed to those present, with the Castlemartyr speed limit proposals already agreed with the NRA. Pat O’Mahony, Senior Engineer stated that the 30km/h speed limit at Ard Aoibheann in Ticknock, Cobh - which had been requested by Cobh’s Mayor, Cllr. Paddy Whitty - was not being recommended, but that the road could be examined and traffic calming measures may be considered in the future. Cllr. John Mulvihill agreed with Cllr. Whitty, stating he had been requesting traffic calming measures at this location for years. He also stated that there are no traffic calming measures outside any of Cobh’s schools.

GIY Talk on vegetable heritage varieties in Midleton

GROW it Yourself (GIY) Midleton holds its next meeting on Thursday, May 20th, from 6pm to 7.30pm at Midleton Library.

Tom Doorley, freelance journalist and TV celebrity food critic, will talk about heritage varieties for the garden followed by plenty of time for discussion.

In 2004, Tom published his first book ‘Muck and Merlot’ in which he introduces us to his life and loves. Passionate about food, wine and gardening, Tom interweaves stories of his childhood, adolescence and distinguished career as food and wine writer - three years later, he and his wife, Johann also published ‘Grow and Cook.’

Cllr. Mulvihill finally requested that the speed limit at Ballynoe, Cobh, towards the ferry in front of Marlow Estate should be reduced to 50km/h.

Castlemartyr Community Council gears up for summer season

DAVID O’Toole, Vice PRO with Castlemartyr Community Council is looking forward to the summer as he, and his fellow council cohorts have a range of activities lined up in the village.

First off is the annual Tennis Camp, which begins on June 5th and proved incredibly poplar with the local children and teenagers last year. For more information, please contact Karen Dowley 087 9361789 and Paudy Cremin 086 1761685. The Priests ara playing in Cork Opera House on June 7th & there are limited tickets available at €38 per person. This includes the ticket and return bus journey. For futher details, please contact Celine O’Donovan on 087 2769741. There will be a day trip to Glengarriff & Garnish Island during the summer, with a date to be confirmed. This trip is for adults only.

Cobh runner aims to set World Record with three marathons per day


Raising vital funds for family carers JOANNE Ui Chrualaoich from Cobh, will run from Malin to Mizen Head in just five days, the 350 miles equaling three marathons per day. Aiming to set a new Guinness World Record, Joanne is running 70 miles per day across Ireland to raise vital funds for family carers.

37 year old Joanne will be the first woman to attempt this challenge, running from Malin Head in Donegal to Mizen Head in Cork. An experienced runner, she has previously run 41 standard marathons, 11 ultra marathons and five Ironman triathlons, as well as the Sahara Race often referred to as ‘The World’s Toughest Foot Race.’

‘People look at the endurance events that I do and they think these are special feats, yet there are thousands of carers out there working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without support or recognition. The Carers Association provides vital services to these carers and I cannot think of a more deserving cause,’ Joanne enthuses.

The Carers Association is asking people to sponsor Joanne’s 700,000 steps aiming to raise €70,000 to help support and provide respite care for family carers across Limerick and Tipperary.

Steffani-Jade McDonagh, Centre Manager of The Carers Association, Limerick says, ‘This is an amazing challenge to undertake and we are delighted and honoured that Joanne would do it on our behalf. We are hoping that businesses, carers and the public will come out and join Joanne on her route and support us through sponsorship or donations.’

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Midleton College Governors’Ball 2010

ON Friday, May 14th, Midleton College held their annual Governors’ Reception & Ball, beginning with a photocall at the school itself, followed by dinner at the Midleton Park Hotel.

Over 40 6th year students attended the ball with, as usual, brilliant sunshine surrounding the event courtesy of the Lord himself, as Bishop Paul Colton said he’d ‘had a word’.

Emily Simonin, Cecily Castell, Elizabeth Von Raven, Josephine Crux and Paige Crosbie

‘Two Sirs (with love)’: Teachers Ray Power & Bud Morrissey

Owen Jermyn & Sian Mathers

Jason Devlin and Rachel Smith

The Hockey Boys scrubbed up well!

Jenny Preston & Seth Shanagher

Adam O’Callaghan & Laura McPadden

Gráinne Connolly & Brona Kelly

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Youghal ICA guild

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


members join in centenary celebrations in Wexford THIS year, the Irish Countrywomen’s Association celebrates 100 years since its foundation in Bree, Wexford, by Anita Lett.

To honour this occasion, there are celebrations all over Ireland, but naturally the best celebrations are in Wexford, where it all began!

A group of fifty women from West, North, and East Cork, including Mary Lynch, Kitty Flavin and Kay Donnelly from the Youghal Guild (pictured), travelled by bus to Wexford on Wednesday, May 5thfor three days, to take part in the events.

Following a relaxing lunch in Dungarvan the tour headed off to the JFK Arboretum near New Ross.

A video was first shown of the whole park (252 hectares in size and hilltops overlooking six counties) giving information of its origin and then, an official guide came on the bus as it went around, giving a commentary on the main points of interest. Following afternoon tea and scones in the café, the group set out on the road to Wexford and the Talbot Hotel where everyone had a well-earned rest before regrouping for dinner.

Thursday morning, bright and early, the bus set out for the Hook Peninsula. First stop was a visit to Tomhaggard Penal Mass House which is the only thatched Mass House still existing in Ireland. Next stop was Kilmore Quay, where the local ICA Guild treated the Cork ladies to morning coffee.

Just outside the town there is a wonderful memorial garden to all those lost at sea from the area with inscriptions of the names of the ships and the sailors.

Then it was on to the Hook Head Lighthouse at Fethard-onSea, where the group had a lovely lunch and climbed the lighthouse to get a panoramic view from the tower. This lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, boasting a tradition of lightkeeping from the early 13th century. The historic ruins of

Tintern Abbey, built in 1200 by the Cistercian Monks from Tintern in Wales was the next venue visited.

The group were glad to get back to the Talbot for a well-earned break before putting on the glad rags for the Gala Dinner at Ferrycarrig Hotel at 8pm, where the National President Anne Maria Dennison was the guest of honour. Following a lovely meal, entertainment was provided by the Wexford Mummers.

Friday morning gave people an opportunity to relax. Having recharged the batteries it was off to Bree, the birthplace of the ICA, for an Ecumenical service at 3pm. The church was packed to the rafters by 2.30pm! The sevice was followed by a parade of all the guilds present, with their colourful banners, to the ICA Memorial Garden, led by the Pipe Band. At the garden there was the unveiling of a memorial plaque and a tree-planting ceremony. When all the ceremonies were finished, dinner was served with some excellent entertainment afterwards with comedy sketches and Irish Dancing, singing and music. The Cork Group raised the rafters with a spirited rendition of ‘The Banks’. A large centenary cake was then cut by the National President and the celebrations finished with a heart warming singing of ‘She is a Rich and Rare Land’, the anthem of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. But that was not the end of the night as, when the group arrived back at the Talbot, there was tea and cake for everyone. Some people were only fit for bed by then, but the hardier ones partied into the early hours of the morning!

Saturday morning saw everyone up early as the bus was leaving at 9am. After a hearty breakfast the cases were loaded and the bus set out for New Ross, where a treat was in store with a visit to the Ros Tapestry and the Dunbrody Famine Ship. The Ros Tapestry is a work in progress telling the history of Wexford in stitches. It was started in 1998 and will take some time yet to finish. The fifteen separate panels, painted by Ann Griffin Bernstorff, are stitched by volunteers all over Wexford and Kilkenny.

All this hard work called for a bit of retail therapy which was provided shortly by a visit to Dove Hill just outside Carrickon-Suir.

The last leg of the homeward journey was when the sing-song began in earnest and all the old favourites were rolled out. As each group left the bus - in Mitchelstown and Watergrasshill - they were serenaded by a rousing rendition of ‘Good Bye, Good Bye’ which would have brought a tear to the eye of Joseph Locke.

The West Cork group were being picked up in Little Island and then on to Castlemartyr for the Shanagarry ladies. And then there were three for the last drop in Youghal: Kitty Flavin, Mary Lynch and Kay Donnelly.

Finally, a word of thanks to Breeda Whelan from Kilmore ICA who organised the trip. She had every day well planned and put time into researching all the places of interest, looked after the group like a mother and, most importantly of all, lost no one. And a special word of thanks for the bus driver Joe O’Brien who was courteous and helpful above the call of duty.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Bitesize News

MIDLETON Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Aghada Senior Citizens, Widows and Widowers Association

THE above are going on their first outing on Sunday, May 23rd, to Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. A bus will be leaving Chadwick's, Midleton at 9.30am, going on to Bawnard, Saleen, Rostellan, Upper Aghads and Whitegate. Any enquiries to Eileen on 086 8639097.

May Procession

THE Annual May Procession will be held at the Grotto, Roche’s Terrace, Midleton, on Tuesday, May 25th at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Well done, Crystal Swing – you’ve made it!

Get well soon

GET well wishes to Eileen O’Connell. Glad to see Jimmy Mullaney out and about - best wishes Jim for the future. Also to Matt Kerins and Peggy Harding, The Rock.

Happy Heart Day in Midleton

SINCERE thanks to all the kind helpers on Thursday and Friday, who braved the cold to give of their time. A sincere thanks to all who collected at Tesco, kindly organised by Teresa Lawton, students from Midleton College and St. Mary’s High School, their teachers who rang offering help, Josie Buckley and Bridget Iball who counted money all day, not forgetting Seamus Cunningham and staff at Wallis’ Town Hall Bar who once again made their premises available, also Midleton Credit union staff members who were so helpful on Friday. I will give the final sum collected in next week's issue.

Midleton Senior Citizens Association

THE above are going to Clonmel on their summer outing on Wednesday, June 16th, returning via Corbett Court, Mitchelstown, for an evening dinner. The trip will cost just a minimal sum of €15. Those wishing to travel can contact Rita, Margaret, Callie or Kathleen as soon as possible.

Midleton Twinning Association Table Quiz

ON Sunday night last there were no less than two standing ovations for the Lisgoold family trio of Mary, Dervla and Derek Burke. Space inhibits me to wax lyrical regarding their performance and the meteoric rise to fame of the East Cork trio, so take a bow. The packed to capacity Opera House loved you and now we ask, what’s next? Great, brilliant and good luck - Kathleen Woulfe.

Good luck Over 60s!

SINCERE good luck wishes to Tom Flavin, Midleton, and all the East Cork participants in the Over 60’s Talent Contest, Pat McGrath, Carrigtwohill, Pat Lynch, Youghal and Michael Ronan, Glanmire, which will take place on Sunday night next at the City Hall, Cork.

Baby boy

HEARTIEST congratulations to Grace and Jerry O’Keeffe, Curragh, Midleton, on the birth of their baby boy, Jake Michael, and best wishes to all for the future, including Jake's proud grandparents Eileen, Seamus, Pat and Michael.

A TABLE quiz in aid of the above was held at Wallis’ Town Hall Bar, Midleton last week and was enjoyed by all who participated. Quizmaster Mike Higgins, Patricia Lyons and committee members worked hard to ensure the success of the night. Treasurer Kathleen O’Connell thanked Mike, Seamus Cunningham and staff and all who supported the quiz, also those who sponsored raffle prizes and bought tickets. The results were as follows: 1st Jim Lane, Jerry Lane, James Ahern and Denis Fitzgerald 2nd, Kieran Joyce, Stephen McIlmoyle and Maurice Connery 3rd, Helen and Michael Duggan and Frank and Maeve Cronin

Primary Schools Quiz

sponsored by Midleton Credit Union

THE above was held at the Midleton Park Hotel on Wednesday night last. It was a highly efficiently run and organised event and the hard work of the organisers proved so successful with the participation of no less than 27 teams. Quizmaster Killian O’Sullivan was very professional, ensuring that the young people were comfortable with their answers etc. Midleton Credit Union Manager, John Fenton, marked the board so diligently while Jim Roynane was a competent scrutineer and Bernie O’Reilly and Catherine Bolger capably compiled the results. Chairman of the Board, Pat Burke and board members Anne White, James Ginn, William Murphy, Jim Fox and Michael White were dedicated helpers on the night.

The winners were as follows: 1st CBS Midleton: Ross O’Connor, Eoin Moloney, Anthony White and Robert Hurley 2nd Shanagarry National School 2: Ryan Broderick, Sarah Bejan, Rossa Walsh and Chris Ruddy 3rd Shanagarry National School 3: Aine Beausang, Alison Barry, Andrew McMahon and D. Broderick.

Killian thanked his helpers, Pat Irwin who supplied a laptop, John Tuttle and hotel staff and John Fenton and staff for organising the event.

Manager John Fenton congratulated the winners and thanked all the teams who participated and anyone who helped to make the night so successful.

X Factor, Cloyne

THE first of the semi finals of the X Factor took place in Tosh Cahill’s Bar, Cloyne, on Friday last. MC John Aherne, on behalf of ACT, welcomed everyone present and thanked the singers, judges, the music man himself Pat Clohessy and the ticket sellers. Before the singers took to the stage, Angela Kavanagh gave a great performance of 'The Banks of the Ohio.' The first singer on the night was Cathal McAlister, followed by George Kelleher, John Murray, Pat Leahy, George O’Connor, Michelle Lynch and last, but by no means least, Tom Flavin.

Tickets were then sold and raised €302 for ACT, a very worthy cause.

Chairperson of ACT, Pat McCarthy in her short address gave details of the monies raised, which would go to the Radiotherapy Unit at CUH and she thanked all the supporters of same.

MC John Ahern then went on to thank everyone once again and gave a little reminder of sponsorship cards, which were still outstanding. He also went on to wish one of the contestants for next week’s X Factor, Paddy O’Leary, a speedy recovery and mentioned that the following people are singing in the next semi-final: Charlie McAlister, John McCarthy, Paddy O’Leary, Winifred Murphy, Barney McCarthy, Louise Stack, Zoe O’Shea and Claire Cull.

The night ended up with people taking to the floor and once again we look forward to another great night of entertainment on Friday next, May 21st. so please do come along and support this very worthy cause. The judges then announced the names of those going forward to the grand final on May 28th. Cathal McAlister who sang 'Only Our Rivers Run Free' and 'Carry Them Home', George Kelleher with 'You Raise Me Up' and 'Paddy Reilly', Pat Leahy with 'The Wind Beneath My Wings' and 'Angel' and Michael O’Leary with 'After All These Years' and 'Little Old Wine Drinker Me.' Good luck wishes were extended to Tom Flavin for the Over 60’s Final of the 2010 Talent contest on Sunday night next.

Midleton & District Lourdes Invalid fund Raffle 2010

FIRST prize of a trip to Lourdes worth €600 to Eileen Leahy, Dungourney; 2nd prize of a bicycle sponsored by An Rothar to David Hallissey, Ballycotton; 3rd prize of a lunch voucher at the Two Mile Inn to Daniel O’Gorman, Two Mile Inn. Other winners hailed from Midleton, Killeagh, Ladysbridge, Cloyne, Ballinrostig, Carrigshane, Cork, Riverstick and even one lucky winner in Sligo. Sincere thanks for all your support. Annmarie O'Riordan to support CF in song Annmarie O'Riordan from Millstreet will perform in Ovens on Saturday, May 22nd in aid of Cystic


Fibrosis. Tickets cost €20, with the show starting at 8.30pm. Bookings at 086 0466779.

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Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

WEDNESDAY, May 19th: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Bealtaine Festival, Gramophone Recital by John Kennedy, in Midleton Library at 2.30pm. Thursday, Friday, Monday & Tuesday: Usual activities. Outing to Kinsale Tea Dance on Tuesday, May 25th. Bus leaves Midleton at 1pm. Meal in 'Overdraught' on the way home. Cost €25. Contact Mary on 086 2351332. Bealtaine Festival: Dawn Chorus at Youghal Strand on Sunday, May 30th at 6am. Trip to Rosse’s Point, Sligo: Monday, May 31st to Thursday, June 3rd. Cost €200 pps/ €230 single. Contact Mary on 086 2351332.

Lourdes Invalid Fund Coffee Morning

THE above will take place today, Wednesday, May 19th at the home of Kathleen Desmond, 14 Tim Daly Terrace, Midleton from 10am to 1pm. All welcome.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service Blood Donor Clinic

THE above will take place at the Midleton Park Hotel on Tuesday, June 8th from 3.30pm to 7pm and on Wednesday, June 9th from 5.30pm to 9pm.

East Cork Golf Club welcomes Art Supple for HOPE

On Friday, May 28th, Art Supple & his band will perform at East Cork Golf Club in aid of the Hope Foundation. The show starts at 9pm and tickets are on sale for €15, including a light supper, from Con Walsh 087 6898987 or Maureen Forrest on 021 4292990.

Evening recital at Midleton Library

THIS event takes place on Thursday, May 27th at 7pm with the Cork East Male Choir.


Grow It Yourself (GIY) Midleton will hold its next meeting this Thursday night, May 20th from 6pm to 7.30pm at Midleton Library.

Happy B irthday! BIRTHDAY greetings to Neally Horgan, Maureen O’Sullivan, Anne Sinclair, John Desmond, Dylan Buckley, Jack Cotter and Mary Hennessy from Anne, Kathleen and friends. KW.

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The Ecclesiastical Review May 19th: East Cork St. Peter Celestine V

PETER di Morone was the eleventh of twelve children. He was born around 1210 in Isernia, Italy. His father died when he was small. The family was poor, but Peter’s mother raised her children with great love. She sent Peter to school because he showed such promise and an eagerness to learn. Once she asked as usual, ‘Which one of you is going to become a saint?’ Little Peter who was to become Pope Celestine answered with all his heart, ‘Me, Mama! I’ll become a saint!’ And he did. But it wasn’t easy.

When he was twenty, Peter became a hermit. He spent his days praying, reading the Bible and doing his work. Other hermits kept coming to him and asking him to guide them. Eventually, he started a new order of monks. When Peter was eighty-four years of age, he was made pope. It came about in a very unusual way.

For two years there had been no pope. This was because the cardinals could not agree on whom to choose. Peter sent them a message. He warned them to decide quickly, because God was not pleased with the long delay.

The cardinals did as the monk said. Then and there, they chose Peter the hermit to be pope! The poor man wept when he heard the news. He accepted sadly and took the name Celestine V.

He was Pope only about five months. Because he was so humble and simple, people took advantage of him. He could not say ‘no’ to anyone. Soon there was great confusion. Pope

Celestine felt very responsible for all the trouble. He decided that the best thing he could do for the Church was give up his position. He did so. He asked forgiveness for not having governed the Church well. All St. Celestine wanted was to live in one of his monasteries in peace. But the new pope, Boniface VIII, thought it would be safer to keep him hidden in a small room in one of the Roman palaces.

St. Celestine spent the last ten months of his life in a plain cell-like room. But he became his cheerful self again. “All you wanted was a cell, Peter,” he would repeat to himself. ‘Well, you’ve got it.’ He died on May 19th, 1296. He was proclaimed a saint by Pope Clement VI in 1313.

Reflection: When we feel discouraged because we do not see the fruits of our work, this might be an invitation from the Lord to simply do our best and leave the results up to him.


DALY: Catherine (Nee Murphy), Knockgriffin, Midleton, on Tuesday, May 11th unexpectedly. RIP. Funeral Mass on Friday last followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.

TAIT: Edna (nee Good), Hermitage, Rostellan on Monday, May 10th peacefully RIP. Funeral Service on Wednesday last followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. McCARTHY: Barry, Hadwell, Lower Aghada, unexpectedly and peacefully, on Tuesday, May 11th. RIP. Funeral Mass on Thursday last followed by burial afterwards in All Saints Cemetery. KENNEDY: Paddy of Kennedy's Bar, Killeagh, Cork, on Tuesday, May 11th. RIP. Removal on Thursday last to St. John the Baptist Church for Funeral Mass and burial afterwards.

SEWARD: Edmond (Ned), Old Cork Road, Midleton, and Rostellan, on Friday, May 14th, unexpectedly. RIP. Removal on Sunday last to St. Erasmus Church, Aghada. Funeral Mass on Monday last followed by burial afterwards.

DENNEHY: Timothy (Tim) of London, Limerick and Knockgriffin, Midleton, Cork, unexpectedly on Thursday, May 13th. RIP. Removal on Monday last, to the Church of the Most Holy Rosary. Funeral Mass on yesterday, followed by burial afterward.

O'NEILL: Nora (née O'Connor) of Youghal, Cork, on Saturday, May 15th. RIP. Removal on Monday last to Our lady of Lourdes Church. Requiem Mass on yesterday followed burial afterwards in St. Fergal’s Cemetery, Killeagh. O'HANLON: Eileen (née Dineen) of Ballydaly and Carrigtwohill, Cork, on Sunday, May 16th. RIP. Removal on yesterday to Our lady of Lourdes, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass today, Wednesday, May 19th, at 11am followed by burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

SMIDDY: Sr. Columba, of Moore Abbey, Monasterevin and Youghal, on Monday, May 17th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Tuesday last, followed by Removal to St. Ita's Church, Gorthroe, Cork. Burial today, Wednesday, May 19th.


Ecclesiastical Events

Great Annual Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart in Mogeely

NOVENA in honour of the Sacred Heart will be held in the Sacred Heart Church, Mogeely, from Thursday, June 3rd to Friday, June 11th. Rosary, Novena Prayer and Benediction of the most Blessed Sacrament takes place each evening at 8pm. The Novena will finish with Holy Mass on the final night, The Feast of the Sacred Heart. All are welcome.

Parish of Midleton & Ballintotas 21st anniversary Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

The above takes place this Thursday night, May 20th at 7.30pm at Midleton Community Hospital Chapel. A special hour of directed prayer and adoration, led by Fr. Pat Winkle will take place. Refreshments served afterwards. All welcome.

Corpus Christi Procession

This year’s procession will take place on Sunday, June 6th.

Midleton Parish Youth Forum

MPYF will arrange the monthly Youth Mass for next Saturday, May 22nd at 6.10pm at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary. The upper gate of the cemetery will be closed from Monday to Friday. The gate will re-open on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Meditation / Healing Evenings in Midleton

Meditation / Healing evenings will commence in Midleton on May 21st next at 7pm and will continue for a period of six weeks at Roxboro Mews, Midleton. For further information contact Catherine on 086 0895516.

Parish of Youghal (People trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) We meet for worship every Sunday morning in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) at 11am. This Sunday, May 23rd, the speaker expected is Brendan O’Brien. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott,

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Mass at Bartlemy Lourdes Grotto

The Annual Mass at the Lourdes Grotto in Bartlemy takes place this Friday, May 21st at 8pm. The Grotto was blessed and opened in 1989 and the Rosary is recited there each Monday night. Novenas are also held in February for the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes and every night during the month of May the Rosary is recited at the Grotto at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to the Mass on Friday night.

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal services

Sunday, May 23rd: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Mr. Des Davis. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 021-4294622.

Bishop Edmund Fitzgibbon, Glanworth native, remembered

TRIBUTES are been paid in Cork, Wicklow and in Nigeria to a County Cork-born Bishop and soccer coach who passed away recently. The death of Glanworth native Bishop Edmund Fitzgibbon occurred recently in County Wicklow. Bishop Fitzgibbon was formerly Bishop of Warri in Nigeria where he served for almost 50 years. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co Wicklow and spent his entire ministry in Nigeria. Father Ned, as he was then known, went to Nigeria in 1950 as a newly ordained priest of 25, and was posted to a remote mission station. Without resources, he widened the work of the Church so that if one project became impossible there was always something else to help the local population. Quickly he made a name for himself as an active priest, a builder and conciliator, and one who could deal with people of all religions and backgrounds. He developed and encouraged a magazine at a time when these ventures were rare in that country. According to his nephew, Mitchelstown based solicitor Billy Fitzgibbon, ‘Father Ned once said if you were a Muslim you should be a good Muslim, if a Christian a good Christian. These were enlightened statements more than 50 years ago, particularly as they were followed by actually building schools

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and institutions for the different sections of the population. His door was always open and he earned the respect not only of his co-religionists, but of important Muslim interests who trusted and confided in him. He was often described as a white man with a black heart, a true lover of Nigeria and its peoples.’ Bishop Fitzgibbon earned everlasting fame in Nigeria when he trained the 1954 winning Calabar team in the premier Nigerian football competition, the Nigerian FA Cup, formerly the Governor’s Cup. This is still an enormous competition and a remarkable achievement for a young man whose family had strong ties to Gaelic football in Glanworth.

‘To commemorate this, there is a street named after him in the Nigerian River State city of Calabar. Father Ned was called to the capital, at that time Lagos, in 1955 to set up the Catholic Secretariat to service the national Episcopal conference. A number of senior posts followed and he was ordained Bishop in 1975, and spent his last years in Nigeria as Bishop of Warri, a major oil city in Delta State on the coast,’ Mr Fitzgibbon said. Bishop Fitzgibbon celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on Easter Sunday and died on April 17th surrounded by members of his community and the staff of the care unit at St Patrick’s, Kiltegan who looked after him so well in his last illness.

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Oatencake, Midleton house allocations to commence in June, says County Council


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MIDLETON Town Manager Patricia Power says ‘partial allocation’ of the 75 housing units at Oatencake, Midleton seems likely to commence by the end of June.

pensive private rented accommodation- being experienced by many on housing lists.

Ms. Power was responding to a motion tabled by Cllr. Noel Collins calling on the County Council ‘to allocate its social housing scheme at Oatencake, due to overcrowding and other related problems’ -such as ex-

The councillor said County Hall had provided him with two unfulfilled allocation dates since last September.

The official said snagging issues were being addressed and once resolved, the houses would become available.

VISPA and Specsavers, Midleton ‘Make a Difference’ with first-ever eyecare awards THE inaugural VISPA Vision Week with Specsavers takes place this week. During the week the Making a Difference Awards with Specsavers were launched to give those who make a difference to people with impaired vision the recognition they deserve.

Nomination forms are available in Specsavers in Market Green Shopping Centre, as well as all 36 Specsavers stores across Ireland. Closing date for nominations is July 11th and winners will be announced on World Sight Day, October 14th.

‘People on housing lists are suffering and losing patience,’ he stated and he hoped the Town Manager might be able to source an accurate date. In support, Cllr. Niall O’Neill said his own inquiries even predated Cllr Collins’ and he had been informed that June 2009 was the allocation date.

‘It’s bordering on ludicrous that these houses lie idle when houses and incomes the County Council are scarce,’ he added. There was general frustration amongst councillors that they could not access information for their constituents, especially with rumours of ‘other reasons’ persisting, as Cllr. Mary Woods indicated.

‘No remit whatsoever’

The Town Manager stressed she had ‘no remit whatsoever’ regarding County Council housing issues.

However, she would read out an advanced reply to a further motion put down by the ‘intrepid’

Cllr. Collins for an upcoming County Council meeting that also requested details on housing list numbers for the Midleton area. Ms. Power said there were ‘299 applicants indicating Midleton as an area of preference,’ before revealing that Cork County Council would not be taking ownership of the houses until outstanding snagging work was completed. This was expected to occur circa the end of May/early June with partial allocation later that month. Meanwhile, she would gladly express the Town Council’s concerns to the Director of Housing.

Mayor Ted Muprhy said the snagging issues ‘must be very serious’ by comparison to snagging issues usually taking mere weeks to resolve.

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Cllr. Collins said the motion owed much to the difficulty in accessing information by direct representation due to the public service dispute with the government, while he also supported the workers’ grievances.


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THERE was a significant increase in the number of security incidents at Post Offices in 2009, An Post’s Head of Security told a meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources last week.

€15 million in upgrading its security network since 2005. This measure had an immediate impact on crime levels which fell in 2006 and continued to fall in 2007 and early 2008. However, Mr Daly pointed out that crime had risen last year and is continuing in an upward trend in 2010.

Mr Jim Daly, Retail Director, and Steve Clements, Head of Security, told Committee members that there has been a sharp rise in what they termed ‘security incidents’ from 60 in 2008 to 100 such incidents in 2009.

Mr Daly also stated that these trends reflected national developments. According to the Central Statistics Office, recorded robbery on institutions rose by almost 10%, Post Office robberies account for 4% of this total.

However, they pointed out that this figure represents a total number of these episodes, many of which were unsuccessful as there was no cash loss. In fact, the associated cash losses caused by these incidents showed no material increase. The Committee were informed that An Post had invested over

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Committee Chairman, MJ Nolan TD said, ‘The rise in robberies and security incidents in post offices is a worrying trend. These incidents can be extremely traumatic for post office staff and customers who find themselves caught up in these distressing events.

‘We learnt today the post offices are also victims of emerging crime threats such as tiger kidnappings. It is clear that continuing investment in technology and surveillance is needed throughout our post office network in order to counter this threat.

‘These days, post offices are places where people carry out a wide range of business and functions. Therefore, it is important that post offices are places where people can feel secure and unthreatened while conducting their affairs.’ The Committee was told that An Post had invested in providing post offices with appropriate security aids. Each post office is now equipped with time locked safes, CCTV, panic buttons and alarms. They also liaise closely with the Gardai and have conducted a series of training seminars.

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Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann Communions

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On Saturday last, at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton, Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann held their annual First Holy Communion ceremony. ABOVE: Katie Boyle, Ciara Melia & Joseph Boyle

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Keeping Corkonians in the picture at Fota House Maureen O’Hara, star of ‘The Quiet Man’ launches exhibition of 300 portraits of important Corkonians ‘INHERITANCE, Honouring the Cork Legacy’, a project encompassing 300 portraits of important Corkonians, created over the last three years, was officially unveiled at Fota House on May 13th.

since its inception. Kevin Baird, Chief Executive of the Irish Heritage Trust; Michael Mulcahy, businessman and Director of the Cork Civic Trust;Roger Barrett, Chairman of the Cork Civic Trust; and Dr. Chris Coughlan of the Galway Civic Trust also spoke at the event.

At the launch, artist Kevin Sanquest said, ‘This is the culmination of three years of work and we are delighted with the results as can be seen here tonight. Although we are one step closer to our goal, we now undertake the mammoth task of researching and honouring notable people throughout Ireland who have contributed not only to Irish society but also to outstanding achievements in other countries.’

This collection will eventually be included in an overall collection, to be known as The National Portrait Collection of Ireland, which will include portraits from the other 31 counties of Ireland. The finished collection will have over 3,000 portraits.

Continuing this theme, Michael Mulcahy said, ‘A team of researchers and historians contributed to the list and biographies of Corkonians from the 1600s to the present day. In the course of this work we discovered just how influential people from Cork were, and the collection includes a portrait of the private surgeon and physician to Napoleon Bonaparte; Canadian Prime Minister John Curtin, who hails from Cork, and the composer of the Japanese National Anthem, John William Fenton from Kinsale.”

Bringing an air of glamour to the evening was actress Maureen O’ Hara, soon to celebrate her 90th birthday. Maureen unveiled a portrait capturing the spirit of her feisty character in ‘The Quiet Man’ at the height of her career. Celebrated actor Neil Toibin also unveiled a portrait at the launch. Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny TD then unveiled a portrait of retired former TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs Peter Barry, one of the many Corkonians honoured in the exhibition. The complete free exhibition will be open to the public until mid-June and thereafter, a collection of the portraits will remain on permanent display at Fota House.

At a time when Cork has made the top ten list of cities to visit by Lonely Planet, the organisers hope that the exhibition will be a huge visitor attraction for Cork and that it will serve as a focal point for students and other visitors to learn about their heritage. The full collection will have a valuation of close to €12m, as certified by fine art valuers in 2009. The organisers intend to donate the collection in conjunction with a benefactor to the Irish state and to have it held in trust for the people of Ireland in Fota House.

The official launch was attended by 20 of the world’s ambassadors including the Australian, Russian, British ambassadors to Ireland. They were joined by 300 invited guests, the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Darragh Murphy and the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Derry Canty. Once the reception was over guests enjoyed a meal at the Imperial Hotel.

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Aghada / Whitegate Communions 2010

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Midleton may demand dog walkers carry 'dog foul removal' equipment MIDLETON Town Council may introduce bye-law legislation compelling dog walkers to carry 'means by which dog foul can be collected and disposed of in a hygienic manner.' The measure is being considered on foot (so to speak) of er, a motion tabled by Cllr. Niall O’Neill at the sitting of May’s Town Council meeting.

Cllr. O’Neill said the walkways of Ballyannan Wood along with other rural and urban routes were badly affected by dog fouling. On that very day he had encountered sufficient dog-do to 'fertilise a small garden.' He had also seen a dead rat. Bad enough that some dog walkers did not having their dogs leashed but if asked how they would dispose of their dog’s emissions, he believed the vast majority 'would have no idea.' He believed the solution lay with altering human behaviour by way of dog walkers carrying apparatus for removing waste, enforced by legislation. Cllr. Mary Woods concurred, although she felt the litter warden had done a great job and she described a Ballyannan walk to which Cllr O’Neill referred as, 'not bad at all.' However 'the town is another matter,' she observed.

Cllrs. Sean Buckley, Margaret Trundle, Tom Cashman and Noel Collins echoed concerns over the dog fouling generally, while Cllr.

Pat Buckley added that pit bull terriers being walked without muzzles is an associated issue that needed to be addressed. 'Certain laws have to be observed,' he said. Cllr. Betty Wall criticised dog owners bringing their defecating pets into children’s play areas.

While Ballyannan Wood was purchased by the Department of Forestry and managed by Coillte, Mayor Ted Murphy urged that the matter of fouling in that vicinity be referred to Cork County Council, who installed the pathways there and in whose jurisdiction it lies. Town Clerk Joe McCarthy said dog fouling in the town was 'cleaned up by the outdoor staff every morning.' As for a bye-law compelling people to carry dog fouling removal apparatus, he foresaw difficulties, such as that challenging someone could suggest perceiving an offence before it is committed. Dog fouling is a litter offence, he agreed but one needed to be seen breaching it ‘on the spot.’ Cllr. O’Neill, however, believed a litter warden could have the authority to approach someone and ask whether they planned to remove their dog’s foul residue. Mr. McCarthy said he would inquire if such action was feasible.


Midleton area 'needs jobs creation initiative' MIDLETON Town Councillor Noel Collins wants the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment 'to achieve a better match between job vacancies and job seekers with an emphasis on the Midleton region.'

The councillor told the May Town Council meeting that in line with the government’s business, education and training partnerships, FÁS was providing extra training places for the electronics and software sector, while Enterprise Ireland was attracting the Irish abroad back home to work in Information Technology.

Despite this, job creation remained a major problem in East Cork, he said. Last April he had arranged accommodation and back-up services for 30 young people 'taking the boat to London,' he explained. - CP

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Park ‘n’ Stride now operated in Rushbrooke, Cobh:


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Three days a-dancing in Youghal

Michael Collins Band, PJ Murrihy & Sam O’Doherty help CRY take to the floor

THERE are three ways to get something done – either do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or ask your kids not to do it.

Mags, Teresa and Maura of CRY Youghal take the first option above, and do it themselves. And, on June 25th, 26th and 27th, they have organised a fundraising event for CRY in the form of a weekend dedicated to Social Dancing which will take place in the Walter Raleigh Hotel.

The weekend will incorporate all forms of dance music, and there will be something for everyone.

Speaking with the East Cork Journal, the girls were very enthusiastic about the weekend, and are confident that it will be a weekend to beat all weekends.

Funds are needed on an ongoing basis to help keep Community Radio Youghal on the airwaves, and this is one way to help keep this great station alive. June 25th will feature Sam O’Doherty, June 26th will have the Michael Collins Band, and on June 27th PJ Murrihy and friends hope to get everyone on the dance floor. These nights are suitable for families, singles, couples, friends, neighbours – in fact, anyone who enjoys dancing and good music. Having a partner is not essential - it’s more important to get those toes tapping! Each evening will commence at approximately 9.30pm and dancing will continue until midnight. Entry is a mere €10 each night, but if you book your tickets in advance you will get three tickets for €25.

So, make a date in your (social) diary for the weekend of June 25th, 26th and 27th and go along to the Walter Raleigh Hotel and hip hop, jive, waltz, breakdance, rumbo, jitterbug or Riverdance your weekend away.

And for the ladies, remember Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels!

Step It Up in Youghal for the Chatterbox Dance Studio

STRAP on your dancing shoes because it’s that time of year again when over 100 Chatterbox Dance Studio students perform their summer show: ‘Step it Up!’.

Once more we will see talented young people from Youghal and surrounding areas dance to a mixture of old and new songs that is sure to entertain all the family. Chatterbox returns for a fifth year at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal on May 24th and 25th and dances in the first half include songs by Pixie Lott, JLS, Michael Buble and Cheryl Cole to name a few.

The show’s second half opens with an outstanding performance by our younger dancers to a song which was brought back to life by the infamous Jedward! The remainder of the second half is wholly dedicated to the legend that was Michael Jackson.

‘This year is going to be bigger and more colourful than ever before. The students have been working really hard and are excited about showcasing their amazing talents on stage,’ says Ruth Hayes, Director. ‘We have lots of surprises in store and have added some great special effects on stage’. This is a two night only performance and each year has sold out so don’t miss your chance to see ‘Step it Up!’. Tickets are on sale in Cree’s Card Shop, Youghal at €12 per adult, €8 per child, with a special family price of €35 for 2 adults & 2 children.

Galescoil Chorain Eochaill Golf Classic Fundraiser

GAELSCOIL Chorain Eochaill Golf Classic Fundraiser will take place on Thursday, May 27th at Youghal Golf Club. We would greatly appreciate any assistance in the following ways: 1. Sponsor one of our many prizes 2. Participate in the event - cost €120 (team of 3) 3. Sponsor a Tee Box (A4 advert) - cost €40 Local band Rannach and Mike Magnan will be performing that night at the golf club and all are welcome to attend. Contact Aine Martin at 087-7641081 or for further details.

STUDENTS from Rushbrooke National School, Cobh launched their school’s Park’n’Stride for National Walk to School Week on Monday, May 17th. Park ‘n’ Stride works in the same way Park & Ride works for cars and public transport. Pupils from the school are dropped at a safe location such as the designated area in the Londis Shop carpark and they do the remainder of the school journey by foot. This reduces congestion at the school gates, the environmental impact of vehic-

ular traffic in the area, and gives the students an opportunity to exercise before school.

about the Park’n’Stride. A newsletter also went out to parents.

The route was assessed by the Green-Schools Committee in a Walkability Audit to assess any hazards or potential problems. All classes were taught Road Safety Awareness and the Green Committee spoke to everyone

On Monday morning last, 250 students used the Park’n’Stride facility and walked to the school.

Keatings Londis kindly sponsored a healthy breakfast for all children walking to school to celebrate the launch of the Park’n’Stride in their car park.

Rushbrooke NS are aiming for their fourth Green Flag for Travel next year, and by encouraging students, parents and staff to travel in a more sustainable manner, they are well on track to receive the award.

Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton scoops Supreme National Hygiene Award

Friends of St Raphael’s Annual Open Day – Sunday, June 27th at 2pm

THE Open Day at St Raphael’s is always a day which is looked forward to by all.

This year promises to be as big, or better than ever before and some of the events include: Live Band, Disco, Book Stall, Spin the Wheel, Bric a brac, Cakes, Flowers, Face Painting, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Kids Fancy Dress competition for up to ten year olds, books, Home Produce, Name the Doll, Best Dressed lady competition, Guess the Cake weight, Teas/Coffee and Cakes, Disco and live music, and many more great attractions. Again, admission to this great Open Day is free and all are welcome.

DONAL Horgan, Managing Director, SuperValu (left) and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland presenting, Tommy Grimes and Gerard Healy, Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton with the Supreme National Hygiene Award at the 2010 SuperValu Quality Awards presentations held in Killarney Twenty Cork SuperValu stores

including Hurley’s, Midleton; Ryan’s, Glanmire and Brookes’, Youghal were presented the Supreme National Hygiene Award by Donal Horgan, Managing Director SuperValu and Irene Collins, Managing Director, Excellence Ireland at the 2010 SuperValu Quality Awards presentations held in Killarney.

A total of 185 SuperValu Stores in the Republic of Ireland have achieved the National Hygiene and Food Safety certificate, demonstrating SuperValu’s ongoing commitment to rigorous quality measures and the highest levels of hygiene.

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Long nights and Shortt days, with exceptional music Kiltha River Trad Fest this summer at Pat Shortt’s Bar, Castlemartyr!

AN accomplished musician with a particular grá for and interest in traditional Irish music, Pat Shortt has played, toured and recorded with many bands and loves nothing better than a good session. No better host, then, or venue for the inaugural Kiltha River Trad Festival than Pat Shortt’s Bar, in the pretty Cork village of Castlemartyr. Kiltha River Trad Fest runs in the marquee at Pat Shortt’s Bar, Castlemartyr, from Thursday, July 29th to Sunday, August 1st, in association with Guinness, and also sponsored by Castlemartyr Resort, GHQ Design, Ticketmaster, John & Geraldine McGrath and Host PR.

Pat’s pub has a long affiliation with some of very biggest names and best people in music, even up to and including the Rolling Stones, who appeared there back in 1965! The line-up for the Kiltha River Trad Fest is no less impressive, bringing together legendary traditional performers such as John Spillane, Frankie Gavin and the new De Dannan, Stockton’s Wing and the Abbey Céilí Band. Kicking off proceedings on Thursday, July 29th at 8pm is John Spillane, twice winner of the Meteor Award in the best folk/trad category, who has toured the country and the world with his inimitable mix of melodic tunes, entertaining stories and poetic lyrics. His emotive tunes and dynamic, playful Cork wit mean John Spillane is not to be missed! Tickets, priced €18, are available through all Ticketmaster outlets (plus Ticketmaster booking fee where applicable) and directly from Pat Shortt’s Bar, as are tickets for all of the acts playing at the Kiltha River Trad Fest.

John Spillane, Pat Shortt. John Creedon, Eric Cunningham of De Dannan and Mark Long celebrate the launch of the Kiltha River Trad Fest, which takes place at Pat Shortt’s Bar, Castlemartyr from July 29th to August 1st. (Photo: David Keane)

Legendary band Stockton’s Wing perform their exciting blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music and song on Friday, July 30th at 8 pm. Performing with power and precision, Stockton’s Wing from Ennis, Co. Clare, have enraptured audiences for decades and

tickets cost just €20 for an unforgettable evening.

On Saturday, July 31st, Frankie Gavin & the new De Dannan take to the stage at 8 pm. One of the genuine legends of Irish music, Frankie Gavin established the new De Dannan in

2009, assembling a group of fiercely talented performers, possibly the best incarnation yet, and he is really looking forward to performing at the festival: “we’re very excited about performing at Kiltha River Trad Festival. This is the first time the new De Dannan line up will per-

Pat’s pub has a long affiliation with some of very biggest names and best people in music, even up to and including the ROLLING STONES, who appeared there back in 1965.

form in the region and we are already looking forward to it. I know that Pat Shortt has gone to great lengths to ensure that the entertainment and facilities for the festival goer will be top calibre and you can be assured that when we get to the stage we will raise the ‘bar’ as high as we possibly can!”. Tickets for this show also cost €20. The Abbey Céilí Band play at 8 pm on Sunday, August 1st. From Co. Cork, the Abbey Céilí Band started out in 1995 and consists of Ger Murphy (box), Micheal Creedon (keyboard), Liam Forde (banjo) and Andrew O’Connell (fiddle). This popular band now play all over Ireland and have received high praise for energetic, enthusiastic and exciting renditions of polkas, slides and other dance music. This band makes

an immediate and lasting impression on the minds (and feet) of everyone who hears them. Tickets are just €10 and like all the Kiltha River Trad Fest tickets, are available from Ticketmaster (plus Ticketmaster booking fee where applicable) and directly from Pat Shortt’s Bar.

The marquee at Pat Shortt’s Bar is an extraordinarily intimate space in which to enjoy some of the most entertaining and exciting traditional Irish music around. The inaugural Kiltha River Trad Fest could be like an early Rolling Stones concert as an event – the first in a long, illustrious series, and you can tell your kids, ‘Yes, I was really there!’

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Rathcormac christening

‘Three or four €60 fines may make people reconsider’ Town Manager, Patricia Power

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Tallow Street parking days numbered in Youghal

CONGRATULATIONS to Declan & Maria Gould whose baby boy, Dylan was christened last Saturday evening in Rathcormac. Dylan is a baby brother for Emma.

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. DRIVERS who park or drive on footpaths at Tallow Street, Youghal are facing renewed deterrents following strong condemnation of their habits at Youghal Town Council’s May meeting. Town manager Patricia Power described it as ‘unacceptable that vehicles on the footpath make people, whether children, mothers with buggies or the disabled or ablebodied, walk onto the road.’ Traffic warden patrols have already been increased in recent weeks but efforts to install a more permanent solution are being stridently pursued in the wake of strong concern from councillors.

The situation presents a classic case of two many cars meeting an infrastructure originally designed for horse traffic! The area, stretching from the bottom of Cork Hill to North Abbey Cemetery see cars parked persistently on very narrow footpaths for much of its length, with the knock-on effect that drivers heading towards Youghal Bridge mount the pavement to avoid approaching traffic. Vehicles are also parking on a wider stretch of pavement on the opposite side of the road to make household deliveries and to allow drivers to visit a shop.

Cllr. Mary Linehan-Foley has persistently highlighted the issue in the chamber, warning that injuries were inevitable whether from broken pavements or direct contact with vehicles. She told the meeting that restoring a ‘no parking’ pole that Eircom engineers had allegedly removed but not replaced when installing two electronic boxes on the street, might serve as ‘a short-term solution,’ as the pole hindered progress onto and on the pavement. Alternatively, some bollards might have the same affect, she suggested. Cllr. Michael Beecher echoed Cllr. LinehanFoley’s sentiments, noting that double yellow lines were being almost totally ignored. ‘Pedestrians, including women with buggies, are being forced to walk on the road,’ he said, calling for no parking signs to be erected and the matter afforded ‘top priority.’ The councillor added that cars ‘driving on the footpath at speed’ were pre-empting ‘a fatality.’ Town Engineer Paul Murray said he was waiting for an Engineer’s Report but, meanwhile, with traders in the area, it was necessary too to achieve some balancing between pedestrians’ interests and unloading necessi-


ties. He would advance the chamber’s concerns to the Senior Executive Engineer. Cllr. Linehan Foley suggested a loading bay from 9am-4pm be accommodated, with car parking facilitated on that space thereafter.

Town Manager Patricia Power said she too would consult with the Senior Engineer but, in the meantime, she would ask the traffic warden to increase yet further the prevalence of fines. ‘Three or four €60 fines may make people reconsider,’ she observed.

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OAKLODGE Nursing Home opens its doors to guests for the launch of the East Cork Camera Group Photographic Exhibition, displaying their wonderful photographic work and images of the East Cork area and beyond on Thursday, May 20th at 6pm. This exhibition is a great opportunity for residents, families, friends and the public to view and observe some of the remarkable sights that the East Cork area has to offer. Special guest at the opening will be County Cork’s Lord Mayor Derry Canty.

IT is not Midleton Town Council’s responsibility to remove detritus from the Owenacurra river or to conduct associated remedial work, Town Clerk Joe McCarthy informed the Town Council’s May meeting.

Cllr. Tom Cashman had tabled a motion that fallen trees which children were dangerously accessing, be removed from the river, along with a bale of straw that persisted for twelve months. He also asked that a nearby weir that had become overgrown be cleared.

Cllr. Noel Collins said he had received similar representations and had raised the issue previously.

He believed Cork County Council was the responsible authority. Mayor Ted Murphy interceded that, ‘normally the fishing club cleans the river at this time of year.’ ‘I can’t say if they’ll do it this year,’ he added, before the Town Clerk made his observation. CP.

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Cobh plays host to gathering of ex-servicemen and women


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Carrigtwohill Flower & Garden Club

CARRIGTWOHILL Flower & Garden Club will host Ted Murphy on Monday, May 24th at 8.30pm at Carrigtwohill Community Centre.. The topic will be ‘Basket & Container Gardening’.

Fermoy whist drive Results from Sunday, May 9th:

Best overall score: Frank Roche Winning ladies: Ita Dempsey, Pat O’Leary, Evelyn Snell, Phyliss Power, Marie Roche, Abina Murphy, Claire Kennedy and Margaret Forde. Winning gents: Gerard Donovan, Paddy Byrne, M. Howard, M. Butterworth, B. Brennan, K. Scanlon, James Barry and M. Moran. Raffle: K. Scanlon, Mary Butterworth and James Leamy. Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp at Fermoy Bridge Club, situated in close proximity to Atkins Farm Machinery and the Old Fermoy Mart. All welcome to attend.

Open garden fundraiser in Cobh for Sirius

ON Sunday, May 23rd, Cuskinny House, Cobh will play host to a special garden tour with wildlife expert, Jim Wilson, starting at 3pm. First admission is 11am, last at 4pm. There will be a plant sale, coffee, teas and cakes, with all proceeds going to the Sirius Arts Centre. Admission €5 or a family ticket for €10.

A large number of former servicemen and women - all members of the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) - gathered at the Commodore Hotel, Cobh on Saturday, April 24th for the quarterly meeting of the Southern Area Council.

(SAC) which represents all the ONE branches in Munster. It was the largest gathering seen at such a meeting for some years and the meeting proved to be both a lively and fruitful one. Delegates expressed their concerns about a number of issues including the quality of communication between ONE headquarters and the branches and Internal Audit Board procedure.

Committee and delegates who attended the Southern Area Council of ONE quarterly meeting in the Commodore Hotel, Cobh on Saturday, April 24th

Sandra Livermore, Cork City; Marie Coleman O’Sulivan, Kerry; Tim Mc Cormack, President, Cobh Branch; P.J. Hasset, President SAC; Wiliam O’Brien, Chairman, SAC and Dorothy McCarthy, Cork City Branch pictured in Cobh for the Southern Area Council of ONE meeting

Forty three delegates representing the following Munster

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HAPPY birthday to Dervla Burke, one third of Crystal Swing, who celebrated her 18th birthday in Midleton recently. Dervla’s mum, dad, family and friends all attended her birthday bash, with a special birthday cake presented to her by Harrington’s Bakery, Youghal. Further celebrations continued the following week, when Dervla’s brother, Derek turned 19 on Monday, May 10th.

branches were present from Ballincollig, Clonmel, Cobh, Commander George Crosbie, Cork City, Imokilly, Patrick Sarsfield Limerick, Pierse McCann Templemore, Sergeant Tommy Halligan, Thomas Ashe Kerry, and Tipperary Town. President of the Cobh Branch, Tim McCormack welcomed the delegates and said he hoped they would have a productive meeting and enjoy their visit to Cobh. He thanked the management and staff of the Commodore Hotel for their willing and valuable help in preparing for the meeting.

On proclaiming the meeting open, Chairman William O’Brien requested the delegates to stand and observe a minute’s silence in memory of Michael McEvoy, Treasurer of the Ballincollig Branch who had passed away. SAC President, PJ Hasset, advised the meeting of the functions etc. he had attended since the AGM in February. He spoke of a pre-retirement course for members of the Defence Forces

which he had addressed and his efforts to entice personnel to join ONE upon retirement from the Defence Forces.

PRO and ONE Director, Domhnall Mac Cárthaigh in his report to the meeting brought delegates up to date in relation to the appointment of an ONE National Liaison Officer and the new ONE Website Policy and the ONE Golf Classic on August 23rd.

He also presented information on important upcoming events such as the Congo 50th Anniversary Remembrance Day at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnell on July 23rd and the 50th Anniversary of the Niemba Ambush on November 6th. Before closing the meeting, SAC Chairman, William O’Brien, thanked the host branch for their hospitality and complimented them on their wonderful choice of venue. He announced that the next SAC meeting would be held on July 17th and would be hosted by the Commander George Crosbie Branch.

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Bestselling author Damien Lewis to feature at the Immrama Festival

BESTSELLING author Damien Lewis will host the literary breakfast at Immrama - The Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore on Sunday, June 13th at the Ballyrafter House Hotel.

Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from war, disaster and conflict zones around the world, chiefly as a TV journalist but also writing for press. He has written a dozen non-fiction and fictional books, topping bestseller lists, and is published in some thirty languages worldwide. He was recently chosen as one of Britain’s ‘twenty favourite authors’ for the Government’s World Book Day, and his books have won a number of awards. Two of his books have been made into feature films. Lewis had reported from many war, conflict and disaster zones – including Sudan, Sierra Leone,

of world-renowned explorers and travel writers, including Jan Morris, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Pico Iyer and Tim Severin.

Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Burma, Afghanistan and the Balkans. He and his film crew travelled into such areas with aid workers, the British or allied military, UN forces or local military groups, or very much under their own steam. He reported on the horror and human impact of war, as well as the drama of conflict itself. Often, he worked alone. Often, he filmed his own material over extended periods of time living in the war or conflict zone. It was only natural that having seen so much of global conflict he would be drawn to stories of war, terrorism, espionage and the often dark causes behind such conflicts when he started writing books. Having written a number of true stories, in 2006 he was chosen as one of the ‘nation’s 20 favourite authors’ and wrote his first fiction, Desert Claw, for the

British Government’s Quick Read initiative. Desert Claw tells of a group of ex-Special Forces soldiers sent into Iraq to retrieve a looted Van Gogh painting, with a savage twist to the tale. That fiction was followed up by Cobra Gold, an equally com-

pelling tale of global drama and intrigue and shadowy betrayal.

This year’s themed programme of ‘Travels -Exploration and Endurance’ for the annual ‘Immrama Festival of Travel Writers’ will be investigated by a number

Award winning Irish poet Lois de Paor and musician Ronan Browne will host a bi-lingual poetry reading on Saturday afternoon at Lismore House Hotel, Music by master-piper Ronan Browne provides further adornment of Louis de Paor’s collection. Composed in concert with the poetry the music is rough, violent, vulnerable, sensitive, shy, and angry all at once; just like the poems. An ‘Open Mic’ poetry session for new and emerging poets will follow; both of these events are free of change.

A mass of literary events will take place over the festival weekend; Paul Clements will host a creative writing workshop over Saturday and Sunday. An

Exhibition tour and conversation by internationally acclaimed Irish artist Gerard Byrne and curator Mike Fitzpatrick will take place at Lismore Castle at noon on Saturday. Children’s poetry readings by Alan Murphy and Pippa Sweeney are amongst the numerous other activities on offer during the action packed Saturday programme. On Family Fun Sunday the Lismore Farmers Market will be the place to be; a Gregorian Mass will also take place and the gardens will be open at Lismore Castle. A traditional family fun entertainment programme will take place in the heritage town’s picturesque Millennium Park. Immrama Festival of Travel Writers is sponsored by Eason Dungarvan. A full listing is available on and tickets are available from 058 54975.

Getting smart: Whitegate Rowing Club & Midleton Juvenile Athletic Club get behind Savie! IN a time when there are numerous pressures on budgets of all kinds businesses, government, school and families, it is no wonder that an enterprising person has seen an opportunity to relieve some of those pressures by launching SavieCard, and they are already supporting numerous groups in East Cork including Whitegate Rowing Club & Midleton Juvenile Athletic Club. SavieCard is Ireland’s first discount card with a conscience. It’s a unique way of raising funds for local schools, sports clubs and community organisations. Monies raised from the sale of SavieCards goes to the organisation, while everyone using the card receives discounts locally in participating businesses.

With over 70 businesses signed up to offer SavieCard discounts to card holders in just the past month alone, the SavieCard idea seems to be a winner with business owners. O’Farrell Butchers in Midleton are one of the participating businesses, ‘When we were approached about SavieCard, we realized quickly that this was a unique opportunity. Not only do I get to promote my business and encourage customers to shop here, but I’m also doing my bit for the local community. I signed up using the website,, which was very easy to use and now I have people coming into my butcher shop everyday using their SavieCard.’ SavieCard can really be summed up by their rally cry: Shop, Save, Support. While you shop and get savings, you are helping to support your local school, organization or charity and local businesses at the same time. For more information about SavieCard visit their website They welcome inquiries from schools, clubs and organisations that are looking to raise funds.

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SATURDAY, May 15th was a beautiful day for the First Holy Communion celebrations of Scoil Chlochair Mhuire, in Carrigtwohill. (Photos: Cillian Kelly)

The O’Flynns and Sullivans get together for a group picture!

Eleanor Hyde & family

The Cronins

The Kelly family

The Oduware family

The Sheehan family

Sophie Chan and family

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Feile an tSamhraidh

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2010 packs 3 days’ entertainment into less than 12 hours!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19TH: 10am: Storytime for toddlers 2.30pm: Gramophone Recital with John Kennedy

THURSDAY, MAY 20TH: 6pm: Bookclub for children with Rita 6pm: ‘Heritage Varieties’ Gardening Discussion with Tom Doorley

SATURDAY, MAY 22ND: 10am - 10.45am: French For Children with Delphine Writing Workshop, various authors details to be confirmed

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH: 10am: Storytime for toddlers 2.30pm - 4.30pm: Citizens Information Outreach

Participants in the Over 16 Piano Repertoire competition 2010 including Ultan Lavery, far right, who took first place

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Participants in the Under 16 Piano Repertoire competition 2010 including Timothy Lehane (red hoodie), who came first in this category

TUESDAY, MAY 25TH 11am: Crochet & Knitting. 11am: Home Educators Group meet in library

THURSDAY, MAY 27TH: 6pm: Children’s Bookclub (3) with Nora 7.15pm: Recital by Cork East Male Choir



Joanne Walsh received the Cork County Council Arts Award Bursary from Cllr. Noel Collins, Cork County Council andAnthony Byrne

FEILE an tSamhraidh, now in its 22nd year, ran for ‘one day only’ at St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton on May 8th, rather than its usual multi-disciplinary 3 day festival (which will return as normal next year).

Four competitions took place on the day with Anthony Byrne, one of Ireland’s foremost pianists, putting on the adjudicator’s hat. Mairead Buicke, a soprano with the English Narional Opera and a former winner of the Féis was also in attendance. The results of the competition are as follows: Under 16 Piano Repertoire: 1st - Timothy Lehane 2nd - Jim O’ Brien 3rd - Tao Yu Over 16 Piano Repertoire: 1st: Ultan Lavery 2nd: Sinead Mansfield 3rd: Frances Fitzgerald

Cork County Council Arts Award: 1st - Joanne Walsh Mixed Adult Choir: 1st - Orpheus Choir, Fermoy Adult Male Choir: 1st - The Kiltha Tones

Our own Glanmire Macra couple Killian and Anita bravely entered the competition on the night and they were still smiling at the end! Well done to all who went to Watergrasshill to support this very worthy cause.

After a busy few weeks, Glanmire Macra hit the city for a very enjoyable night to celebrate all the club members’ recent birthdays. Thanks to all who came along on the night. Glanmire members also made a trip to Funderland for a very adventurous evening. The Mr. Personality weekend was held in Kilkenny in April. Well done to Sean Twomey for representing Seandún as Mr. Personality. Also well done to all who took part in the volleyball final over the weekend.

The Cork County Round of the titles night was held at Blarney Hotel and Golf Resort, Tower on Friday, April 23rd, where our own Marella Fitzgerald represented the Seandún region as Miss Macra.

Marella was fantastic on the night and will now represent the Seandún region at the Miss Macra weekend in Tipperary during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Best of luck Marella we are all looking forward to a very enjoyable weekend. Thanks also to all the organisers on the night.

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!

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. If you are interested in joining, just come along to our weekly fun sports nights in Watergrasshill Community Centre from 9pm to 10pm every Tuesday or just come along to our monthly meetings in Sars Pavillion, Glanmire at 9pm on the second Wednesday of every month. If you would like to get in contact with us, send us an email to 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 leaving us a comment.

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Youghal Communions 2010 Jade Jones with her godmother Mags, Mum Jane and best friend, Megan

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Leon Headley with is little sister, Mum and Dad

Jake Motherway and family

Diane Griffin with her family

Shelly Hickey delighted to be going into the Holy Family Church on her First Holy Communion Day

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Jake O’Brien is surrounded by his family on his First Holy Communion Day

Shane Morgan with his parents and grandmother, Nora Morgan

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LAST Saturday, Kilcredan National School held their communion ceremony in Ladysbridge Church. ABOVE: Aoife Bernard and family

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In The Driving Seat

Our regular motoring guide

Toyota to roll out Kit for clubs is back the hybrid Auris

OPEL has launched its 2010 Kit for Clubs initiative and is calling on sporting types across the country to support their local GAA club.

sumption of just 5.8 l/100km as well as CO2 emissions of that put it in Band B. The 1.4 D-4D 90bhp diesel comes with either a six-speed manual or six-speed MultiMode transmission.

The 118g/km versions have diesel particulate filter (DPF) as standard with consumption of 4.5l/100km (62.8mpg). MultiMode is an interesting ‘transmission' – you can have automated manual transmission with a fully automatic shift and no clutch pedal.

TOYOTA has just brought in its revised Auris. The biggest elements to look out for are the improved engines, especially the 1.33 VVTi petrol with stop/start technology, better spec and new styling.

However, the big news is that, from the early summer, there will be a hybrid version called the Auris HSD. It will be the first small-family hatch to have a petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrain. Yet the diesel remains one of the most frugal on the market. The ‘new' 1.4 D4D (90bhp) generates just 118g/km (Terra and Aura grades), and Toyota is claiming big improvements in fuel effi-

ciency with the 1.33-litre petrol (17pc compared to the previous 1.4-litre). The 1.6 petrol is improved as well.

The HSD hybrid combines a 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine and a 60kw electric motor powered by a 27kw lithium-ion battery. That all adds up to 136bhp – the sort of power you’d get from a 2-litre diesel.

Toyota claims the HSD manages 4.1l/100km and CO2 emissions of just 93g/km – in other words, Band A road tax. The 1.33-litre Dual VVT-I with stop/start manages 101bhp and fuel con-

So you can choose fully automatic or a manual, sequential gear change with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles. Toyota is making a big play of lower running costs across the range with a 15,000km service interval, a maintenance-free timing chain and 45pc less expensive oil filter elements. And there’s a three-year/ 100,000km warranty.

Standard equipment now includes leather steering wheel and audio controls. Prices start at €18,945 for the 1.33-litre hatch and €21,060 for the 1.4-litre diesel.

Gardaí to clamp down on risky road users MOST drivers feel that cyclists get away with a lot on the roads — and paths. Most cyclists feel that drivers pose a serious threat to their health, are arrogant and pay little attention to them.

As in most generalities, neither is completely accurate — but each perspective has a grain of truth. I have seen cyclists take outrageous risks and put other road users at risk with their behaviour. There are few more frustrating sights for a driver than to have a cyclist cut right across him or her and then disappear into the distance after conveying their displeasure with a two-fingered gesture.

By the same token, I have seen motorists give cyclists absolutely no room, no right of way and no courtesy when it would take little effort or thought to do so. Well, both sets of road users might be ready to behave a little more responsibly from now on as the gardai have sent out their strongest signal yet that they are set to clamp down on anything that breaches the rules of the road.

Cyclists who run red lights or who do not have safety equipment — including lights and reflectors — on their bicycles

face a day in court. However, it’s not like gardai haven’t been active up to now. They have. Last November they ran six operations and used discretionary cautions, giving people a couple of days to appear at a garda station and show that their bike was roadworthy. The prospect of a day in court for not having your bike in order will concentrate minds. Gardaí have also been highly visible in their clampdown on motorists who speed and drink-drive. While even one death on our roads is one too many, the lowering of our death rate is directly attributable to widespread enforcement over a protracted period.

By sheer coincidence, a new survey claims that cycle training would have a more positive impact on safety than the compulsory wearing of cycle helmets. The Institute of Advanced Motorists survey found that only 1% of respondents supported the compulsory wearing of cycle helmets. But many felt that the introduction of more cycle lanes would make the biggest difference. Nearly all (96%) approved of additional public money to be made available to make cycling safer. - Eddie Cunningham

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MIDLETON COMMUNIONS 2010 St. Bridget’s NS & Midleton CBS Primary

INSET: Alyson and Ellise McMahon

Hollie Walsh & co.!

Trevor Shine & family

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MIDLETON COMMUNIONS 2010 St. Bridget’s NS & Midleton CBS Primary

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Clara & Molly Dunlea with their mum, Sinead

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A sporting chance


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Youghal’s Aaron and Kenny are right on cue for Irish U16 snooker team YOUGHAL CYMS junior players Aaron Tobin and Kenny Wight have qualified for the Irish U16 snooker team. Both players will represent Ireland when they take part in the 6 player Irish team in the Celtic Challenge that takes place in Wales at the end of June.

Tthey will also play in the Home Internationals in Wales during the first week of September in what promises to be a great experience for them when they line up against the top players from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Youghal golf club LADIES

12/5/10 - Open 3Ball 1st Julie Coyne (7) Edel Coyne (8) Ann Galvin (24) 70pts Youghal 2nd Rita Mulvhill (14) Vera Santry (16) Fermoy, Veronica Whyte (22) Youghal 69pts 3rd Brid Doyle (29) Juliette Casey (33) Fionnuala Coleman (35) 65pts Youghal 4th Loretto Morrison (18) Youghal, Mary Beecher (25) Bernie Burke (27) Lismore 64pts


26/5/10 - Open 3Ball


11/5/10 - Open 18 Holes Singles Qualifier 1st John Harrington (19) 41pts, 2nd Damien Roche (14) 40pts (Ring of Kerry), 3rd Martin Prendergast (6) 40pts

14/5/10 to 16/5/10 - Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Cormac Moroney (20) 44pts, 2nd John Hooley (5) 43ptd, BG Paul Moylan (1) 39pts 3rd Sean Coyne (16) 42pts, 4th John Reid (5) 42pts, 5th Billy Forrest (22) 41pts, 6th Dominic Fogarty (16) 40pts CSS Fri- Sat: 36pts, Sun: 37pts


Tuesday Open Singles Qualifier 21/5/10 - 23/5/10 - TK Keane Memorial Trophy 23/5/10 at 4pm Open Mixed Foursomes The following presentations will be held on 23/5/10 at 8.30pm: Mc Carthy Insurances Open Fourball, TK Keane Memorial Trophy and the Walter Raleigh Hotel Mixed Foursomes.

Congratulations to both players. Youghal CYMS wishes them every success. (Photos: Michael Hussey,

East Cork ladies darts Results for w/o 6/5/10

Team news

15/5/10 - Barton Shield team travelled to Douglas Golf Club to play Muskerry and lost 4/3 Team: William Jones, Darren O’Sullivan, Tommy Kenefick, Steven Prendergast. Reserves: Karl O’ Flynn, Colin Donoghue, Conor Coyne. Team Captain: John Greene.

Captain’s Prize WeekendMr. Jimmy Coleman

Qualifying Rounds: 3/6/10 - 12noon - 4.30pm 4/6/10 - 8.30am - 4.30pm 5/6/10 7.30am - 4.30pm Final takes place on 6/610 Timesheets available on 20/5/10 Phone (024) 92590 or (024) 92787 or email:

Extraordinary General Meeting

An EGM of Youghal Golf Club will take place in the Clubhouse at 8pm on Tuesday, June 1st. Proposed motions are posted on the notice board.

Castlemartyr Golf Club monthly medal

1st - Jim Craig, 91-18 = 73 (Overall winner) 2nd - Vincent Reddy, 82-9 = 73 (Overall runner-up) 3rd - Garry Quail, 89-13 = 76 (Overall third) Next event - Open singles every Tuesday.

Johnny Macs were at home to Batts with Batts winning 4-1. Maggie Mays were at home to Colberts with the former team winning 4-1 and Finns were at home to the Thatch Lisgoold, with the game yet to be played. The Long Point had a bye.

Next week’s games see Batts at home to Maggie Mays; Colberts at home to Finns and the Thatch at home to the Long Point. Johnny Macs have a bye. This is the last tournament of the season, so come on ladies, enjoy your nights of darts!

Any new teams are welcome for the new season, contact Ann McGann on 086 3365165 and text Liz with your results on 086 3204877. Let’s play darts.

Lismore ladies golf Results

9/5/10 - 12/5/10: 18 Hole Stroke Medal Competition, sponsored by The Wine Vaults. 1st: Amanda Power (20) 67 2nd: Connie Dowd (20) 69 Gross: Patricia Bolger McCarthy, 83 gross


19/5/10: 18 Hole Stableford, GOY, sponsored by FDI Lismore 23/5/10 - 26/5/10: Ladies Open Day 3Ball Champagne Scramble, sponsored by TQS Intergration. Timesheet posted in clubhouse. Mixed Golf on 21/5/10 at 6.30pm. Notices for singles and foursomes club championships are up on the noticeboard, so sign yourself in for these competitions ASAP ladies. 28/5/10: Scallywags 3 Ball Betterball Fundraising Classic, €60 per team. Our 9 Hole Stableford Ongoing Bottle Competition continues. The Desperate Housewifes Competition goes ahead every Monday night at 6.30pm for any ladies that are interested in taking up or just trying out the game, no pressure, just fun for all, followed by a cuppa. Newcomers welcome.

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First Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race welcomes 435 runners


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The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Kerry up next for Cork

rugby final while in soccer, Jose Mourino will be looking to lead the Italians to victory over the Germans in an intriguing Champions League Final, which could well take extra-time and penalties to decide. For armchair sports viewers, Saturday evening’s finals will be compulsive viewing..

Hand pass has GAA managers up in arms over new rules

I attended a good number of championship games over the weekend at local level and one has to say that the referees did a very good job in ushering in the new rules at grass root level with a commonsense approach being taken in each case. East Cork AC’s James McCarthy was first across the Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race’s finish line - in an impressive 19 minutes and 54 seconds

THE recent Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race was a tremendous success with a great effort going in by the local community. This was yet another event in the continued push for fundraising for the local community centre.

In recent years, the race took place in Castlemartyr, however the venue was switched this year to Ballintotis. A total of 435 runners took part in the evening race, which was an amazing turnout for the first race of its kind in Ballintotis.

Headquarters for the race were at the Ballintotis Church car park and the weather for the race evening was absolutely perfect. It was clear that a lot of organising was carried out by John Cashman, Liam O’Brien and their on-the-ground team. After-race activities consisted of drinking tea and eating cakes and sandwiches (!) with some local musicians contributing to the festive atmosphere. Based on the very positive feedback for the night, it is clear that this race will become an annual event in the racing calendar and one which will grow each year as the word spreads.

Sean Murphy and Jean O’Gorman at the first Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race

Results for Men

1. James McCarthy, East Cork AC, 0:19:54 2. Noel Berleley, Dundrum South Dublin AC, 0:20:05 3. Philip Harty West Waterford AC, 0:20:16 Results for Women Rhona Lynch, Eagle AC, 0:23:48 Niamh Walsh, Youghal AC,0:24:21 Emma Murphy, St. Finbar’s, 0:24:36

Ballintotis Area Community Council would like to thank the following generous sponsors: Trabolgan Holiday Centre, Cork Airport, Molloy Auctioneers, Hurley’s SuperValu, Centra Castlemartyr, Centra Carrigtwohill, Nash Beverages, Stephen Henley Builder, Dave Law Tree Surgeon, The O’Mahony and Cronin families, Motherway Contractors, Army Surplus Store, Ballycotton Promotions, East Cork AC, Cork County Council, the Gardaí, the Red Cross and Kenny Barrett who provided the music.

An Bol - Chumann East Cork region 23/5/10:

IN COBH Novice C Championship at 12.30pm - Keith Walsh vs. Tadhg O’Driscoll

In Ballincurrig - Junior C Championship, 3pm Wayne Kingston vs. Conor Mc Carthy Novice C Championship at 4pm - Anthony Mc Carthy vs. Tommy Sexton


Paul Butler defeated Michael O’Donoughue in the Junior C Championship Jerry O ‘Driscoll received a walk-over in the Novice D Championship Anthony Gould defeated Brian Donovan in the Intermediate Championship Liam Twomey defeated Peter Fitzgerald in the Novice C Championship

AS expected, Kerry proved too strong for Tipperary in the opening round of the Munster Senior Football Championship in Thurles last Sunday. The All Ireland champions had a 2-18 to 2-6 victory with late goals giving them a comfortable victory and setting up a Munster semifinal meeting with Cork in Killarney on June 6th. Cork are many people’s fancy to succeed Kerry as champions this year, but there are a lot of counties that will see themselves in that role as well.

Munster gives up Magners League crown

Munster surrendered their Magners League crown on Saturday evening at the RDS as they again went under to rivals Leinster in the semifinal. For Munster, the season has ended without any silverware after semi-final defeats in both the Heineken Cup and Magners League.

However, the prophets of doom and gloom need not write off the Munster men just yet, as to get this far took a lot of effort and hard work as Munster turned in some superb performances during the year. While some of the Munster pack may be pushing on, there is no doubt that Munster are here to stay and while they end up without a title this year, they have given their fans another fantastic season of effort and commitment, with the past decade a wonderful one for Munster rugby and its growing band of supporters. One pick-meup was that Munster stand-in captain, Ronan O’Gara, was named the top Heineken Cup Player in its history which is deserving recognition for such a great player.

Heineken Cup and Champions League Final this Saturday

While there will be no Irish teams competing, sports fans in general will be looking forward to seeing the all-French clash between Toulouse and Biarritz in the Heineken Cup Final at 5pm followed by the Champions League Final from Madrid between Bayren Munich and Inter Milan this Saturday. Both games should be well-worth a look, with Toulouse the likely winner of the

The new kick-out from the 13 met line, the penalty kick and the kick in from outside the sideline all caused no problems, nor did the new hand (or more correct fist pass) rule as players were given a chance to get used to it.

This was in complete contrast to what was on offer on the Inter-County scene as referees went crazy on the opening day of the championship season, dishing out yellow and red cards by the bucketload and stopping play for the most trivial of hand pass technicalities, with players showing utter frustration with the application and interpretation of what is and is not allowed. It is time for the Powers That Be to get their act together and clear up what can and can’t be done, as players and spectators - not to mind referees - seem to be totally confused as to the interpretation of what is correct.

Blues claim the double

For Chelsea fans, the 1-0 win over Portsmouth to claim back-to-back FA cup wins was a great end to a season that saw the Pensioners claim a league and cup double. Many of the players will now be off to South Africa with their countries for the World Cup in June as soccer looks set to showcase its best talent on the world stage.

AVIVA Stadium opens its doors

The FAI and IRFU held the official opening of the new AVIVA Stadium last Friday and, by all accounts, the Old Lansdowne Road venue has been transformed into a world class stadium that will now become home to Ireland in both rugby and soccer. The first rugby games will take place at the end of July, while the visit of the Argentinean soccer team in August will start a new chapter for both sports in Ireland as they will now have a permanent home. While the capacity of just over 50,000 will be a long way short of Croke Park’s 82,000, it is only on a few occasions that such capacity would be needed and the new stadium will certainly be a boost for business in the area, hosting the Europa League final in 2011 as well.

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Midleton Indoor Bowls sees big AGM turnout of 95%


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Captain Danny O’Keeffe presents the winner’s plate prize to Tony O’Shea

WHEN Club Chairman Tadg Barry opened our Annual General Meeting we had a turnout of 95% of members, which augured well for the meeting, and showed that the interest in our club was greater than ever. Tadg outlined plans for the coming year and also paid tribute to all the members for their outstanding work and effort during the past year. He also said that the hard work put in on the mat showed in the results with a first tournament win, and winning the league plate was a huge result for the club. He thanked all the officers for the time and effort they put in during the year and urged all members to respect the club during the coming year.

Finbarr Horgan presents Marie Triggs with the runner-up prize for the Dolly Horgan Cup

matters pertaining to the playing side of the club. He complimented all club members for their efforts during the year and especially those who played in the club tournaments around Cork City and county, and also those who took part in the Nationals and Zone Competitions.

He paid tribute to the two league teams who played twenty-three games, winning a total of fifteen games, culminat-

ing in our Yellow Team winning the plate. He thanked all the members who put in huge efforts running our own tournament and also paid special thanks to the Horgan family, for donating a trophy in memory of the late Dolly Horgan, which is played for every year. Next on the agenda was the election of officers, and the only change at the top table for the coming year sees Charlie Bennett taking a well-deserved break,

Captain Danny O’Keeffe presents the runner-up plate prize to Malcolm Taylor

and Malcolm Rogers taking over as Vice-Chairman. Many well-deserved tributes were paid by Tadg and other members to Charlie as Chairman and Vice Chairman during the past four years.

After much debate and discussions on many items, which arose on under ‘Any Other Business’, Tadg thanked all members for their time and involvement in

the meeting and said that our season would finish on Thursday, May 27th, and hoped to see everyone back on the mat on Tuesday, September 1st. A great time was had by our members in Killarney, last week, for a big bowls week, and our social season ended in Dungarvan at the weekend with our night out.

Our Secretary Len Phasey gave one of the most comprehensive club reports to date, and he received a standing ovation for the detail, time and effort that he put into his report.

Margaret McCarthy, Club Treasurer, produced her usual detailed report on all income and expenditure on our tournament and Christmas draw, and on all activities during the year.

Youghal cycling club’s weekly spin

Club Captain Danny O’Keeffe gave an outstanding and full report on all club

May 16th

Back to basics last Sunday morning when a peleton of 10 riders gathered as always outside Moby Dick’s at around 9am. With all the chit-chat over, we headed on out the main road to Killeagh where we turned left down the Bog Road and onto Ballymacoda. From there, we climbed over the coast road to Garryvoe, rolled on through Shanagarry and bounced our way through the start of Cloyne. With all riders going well, we rode onto Saleen and opened it up around East Ferry before we rolled down through Ballinacurra and our scheduled stop at the garage adjacent to the Midleton roundabout. With everyone feeling good, we enjoyed a well-deserved hot cup of coffee. Refueled and ready for the road, we travelled back along the main N25 through Castlemartyr and Killeagh before arriving home to Youghal for around 12 noon

with 80km in the legs. As always, it was a very comfortable spin and again a good turn out on the day.

The 10am group, consisting of 6 riders, travelled out the main road to Dungarvan before turning down for Piltown and Ardmore. From there, they climbed on up to Kiely’s Cross and opened it up down into Youghal and up over the bypass.They also arrived back into town for around 12.15pm with another challenging 50km completed for those who participated. Where is John Healy? Concern was expressed by club members over the whereabouts of a certain John Healy last weekend. He has been missing now for four weeks. For anyone who doesn’t know John, he is a strong, fit character who looks a bit like ‘Desperate Dan’. Any sightings should be reported immediately to the Club Secretary. A reward is on offer!

The Jim O’Leary and Ken O’Keeffe race

The annual Jim O’Leary and Ken O’Keeffe races took place on Sunday last at Whitechurch, Cork and three club men pinned on the race number for the event. Eoin Whyte and Brian Sanders took part in the combined A2 & A3 race while James O’Mahoney took part in the A4 race. Eoin did well to finish in the top 10 and Brian, who was also pinning on the number for the first time, finished in the top 20. Not bad results for a peleton of over 100. James also did very well to finish just behind the main group for his first race. Well done boys. Hope you keep it up, and that the new club kit arrives before your next outing in Wexford.

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Information about the club, cycling in the area and cycling in general, can be

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Midweek spins

The midweek spins have now commenced until the end of the summer with the group gathering as usual at Moby Dick’s for a 7pm sharp starting time. Spins will take place every Tuesday & Thursday night and will normally last for 2 hours per spin (weather permitting ). These spins are ideal for anyone looking to get the heart rate up a little and bring on their fitness level.

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 taking 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 half way 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 runs on various routes every week, usually takes around 2 hours to complete and covers on average between 40 to 50km (25 to 35 miles). The pace is again very comfortable. This is an ideal group for anyone interested in taking up the sport. New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary Jonathan at 086-8563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

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Cloyne road bowling club’s Winter team league final breaks club record


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just before the finish line. Last year’s record of 18 shots, in the last team tournament, was smashed in 16, and 17 shots by both of this years finalist teams. The road was originally paced out in February 2009 for 24 shots!

This was a good team performance by Graham, Brian, Jamie and Alan, with none of them having put a foot wrong along the way. In fact, they were easily the most improved team this year, having benefitted from the league structure of this tournament, which gave all teams plenty of scores.

Girls U16 tournament players, Amy Dillon (runner-up), Aoife O’Donovan (winner) and Alice Heffernan (runner-up)m 13th, between Team E (Graham Fleming, Brian * Jamie Costine and sub Alan The second semi-final of the club’s Win- Walsh) and Team J (Michael O’Donoter Team League between Team J van, Donie Kelleher, Sean O’Brien and (Michael O’Donovan, Donie Kelleher, sub Keith Dennehy). Sean O’Brien and sub Keith Dennehy) and Team G (Colm O’Riordan, Luke After the rain of that afternoon, it didn’t Cullinane, Brendan Murray and sub look too promising for the score, but Phillip Considine) was held on Monday, thankfully it looked like someone upMay 10th. stairs was listening to our prayers, as the

Second semi-final

Team J were in front at the start, and after seven throws, by Kilcrone House, they then had a full bowl off odds.The bowling from both sides was good, and Colm, Luke and Brendan got some big shots in up the incline, but these were matched by Team J who had a full throw and increased this to a bowl of odds at the ‘No Play-Lines’. Luke Cullinane, who was bowling a great score, reduced the odds. Donie Kelleher went to the cross with his next throw, but big throws by Colm, Luke and Brendan gave Team G the lead by a few metres, for the first time. The last throw down the long, open road by Sean got a good break to give Colm a difficult last shot to beat. Colm played it well, but was short by six feet. Like the first semi-final, an exciting, close score.

The final

This was played last Thursday, May

rain cleared, and a very large crowd appeared to watch this much anticipated final score. And what a score it was!

Team J started well, and went ahead by a throw, before Graham got a big throw in to Kilcrone House, with Team E needing 2 good shots to remain level. It was now 6 shots apiece, up the hill towards the first bend, with Team E plying on the pressure, after a couple of mistakes by Team J. After some great throws by both teams, Team E had a bowl of odds by the ‘No Play-Lines’, which was reached in eleven shots. From here, Jamie got a big throw to increase the odds - Brian and Graham each throwing two great shots to raise a second bowl of odds. However, two big throws by Donie and Sean brought the odds down to one bowl of odds, towards the finish. But, in the end, it wasn’t enough, with play being ended

Well done, lads! The winners received the impressive, new Harty’s Perpetual Cup afterwards, which was kindly donated by the Harty family, and then given by Eamon to be presented by Chairman, John Gleeson to the team’s captain, Graham Fleming. Also, trophies were presented to all eight finalists. Many thanks to the Harty family for the food afterwards, and the resident musicians for providing a good atmosphere. The club would like to wish Jamie Costine, a member of the winning team, and his friend Brian O’Connor all the best, as they emigrated to Jersey, in the Channel Islands last weekend. As well as being on the winning team, Jamie has also won a new nickname - Fred Flintstone! Due to his unique technique, which obviously works! The next Summer Tournament will start shortly, with - instead of teams playing four seperate sections of A, B, C +D graded players, who will throw the entire length themselves.

East Cork Regions Youth Tournament Over three days, our young team members did the club proud, representing us in the Boys U12 and U14s Semi-Finals, and Girls U12 Finals.

Boys U14, Semi-Finals in Cloyne Tuesday, May 11th, saw two of Cloyne’s members, Briain Minihane and Jack Rossiter do battle. Briain made the better start, and had odds over Jack after three shots. From here it was shot for shot down the straight. However, after a mistake by Briain cost him his lead, Jack reduced the bowl of odds, and gained a slight advantage, which he held to the finish to win by 50 metres. In the other semi-final, Tiernan received a walkover. The final is between Cloyne’s Jack Rossiter and Ballincurrig’s Tiernan Healy.

Winter Team League champions: Brian & Jamie Costine, Graham Fleming and Alan Walsh The second semi-final was between Dylan Mullane and Jake Holmes. Dylan was in front for most of the score, but This time last week, we had 37 members Jake was never far behind. It was shot on our club’s page, but on Saturday last for shot down the long straight, with the number had risen to 78 members. By Jake leading on a few occasions. Facing the time I had written this week’s notes the last throw, Dylan was about 15 me- and e-mailed them off we were on 97 tres ahead, throwing his last bowl per- members! So if you’ve an interest in the fectly and it passed the line by about 50 club, have old photos of bowling or metres, giving Dylan a big shot to finish bowlers in the area which you’d love to on, which he played well, but it went share with us, then why not join us, and right to end up behind. Both boys are post your pics, and comments to our regreatly improved and hit the mark cently posted pictures?Also see several videos set to music, not available on the everytime.Well done. Youtube site.


Jake Holmes will now meet Cillian O’Donovan in the East Cork U12 Final, making it another all-Cloyne affair. Good luck to Jack, Jake and Cillian in the finals.

Girls U12 Final in Cobh

Wednesday, May 12th saw Cloyne’s ‘Pocket Rocket’ Ellie Coady face Lorraine O’Driscoll of Ballincurrig. Lorraine led for the first few shots, before the younger Ellie took over at the top of the hill. However, a mistake here by Ellie gave Lorraine back the lead. The Ballincurrig girl remained in front from here playing a steady score. Ellie got a few big shots in towards the end, but her opponent finished with a miler to beat the line and won a great score. Earlier, Lydia Sexton, Cobh defeated Naomi Cashman in the Regional Girls U14 Final in Cobh.


These can be viewed on Type in Cloyne Road Bowling to view. We now have over 20 videos there.

Social night

Cloyne Road Bowling Club’s Social Night is planned shortly, so watch this space! It promises to be a lot of fun, as we may hold a Disco/Karaoke night. Some of the female members and mums of our youth section have agreed to bowl on the day, on the afternoon prior to the Social Night- probably a Saturday. So, ladies, why not join in the fun? Most of the women have never bowled before!

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

Boys U12 Semi-Finals in Cloyne

East Cork U14 semi-final players, Briain Minihane (runner-up) and Jack Rossiter (winner)

Thursday, May 13th saw an all-Cloyne affair. First off was Conor Tynan vs. Cillian O’Donovan who won the title last year. Cillian led for the first four shots, before Conor got a lead then after his fifth and sixth throws. Cillian then bowled well to regain the lead, with Conor following close behind. Conor then got a great shot over the line to finish. Cillian then threw 10 metres over the line to win. Good bowling by both lads.

East Cork U12 semi-finalists: Dylan Mullane (runner-up), Jake Holmes (winner), Conor Tynan (runner-up) and Cillian O’Donovan (winner)

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East Cork Darts holds 8 semi-final knockouts


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Kay & Noel Mackey’s this Friday night, May 21st.

Tracey Newman, Manager, Midleton Park Hotel presents Sean McDermott, Central Star, Youghal with the player of the Month Award for April, alongside Patricia and Graham McDermott with Ned Donovan, Chairman of East Cork Darts Association

EAST Cork Darts had one of the busiest nights for darts of all time when, on Friday night last, eight semi-finals of the knockout tournaments took place.

In the Kay & Noel Mackey Premier League, two semi-finals were played in the Central Star, Youghal, where the host club were taking on their near neighbours, Maggie Mays A. Steve Coleman put the Star shining with a 2-1 win over Liam Faul. Chris O’Connell levelled the match, also with a 2-1 win against Paddy Heaphy. Colin Heaphy gave the Star the lead again with a 2-1 win over Tomas Bourke. Mick Gleeson put the Star further in front with a 2-1 win over John Fitzgerald. Sean McDermott had a fine win against David Joyce, 3-0, to put the Star out of reach. Terry Hughes had a 3-0 victory over Keith Malone to give Maggie Mays some hope.

It was down to John Scully only needing one leg for victory and that he did against Anthony Kelly. Final score: Central Star 11 Maggie Mays A 8.

In the second semi-final, the Old Thatch, Killeagh, had a fine victory over Sars, Glanmire. Kieran Foley had a 2-1 win over Aidan Heaphy; Anthony Commerford won 2-1 over Colin McMahon; Timmy Murphy was victorious over Johnny McMahon, 2-1; Paul Leahy had a fine win against Teddy Barry also 2-1; Steve Holland won 2-1 over Timmy Lambe; JP McKinty had a great win over Damien O’Connell, 2-1 and Richie Landers had a 2-0 win over Brendan Lambe. Final score: Old Thatch 11 Sars 9. The final will now be played between the Central Star and the Old Thatch in

In the Harty’s Bar Plate Premier League, the semi-finals took place in Harty’s Bar, Cloyne, where McGrath’s Bar, Ballycotton had a close victory over the Session Bar, Midleton. Mick Sweeney had a fine win over Les Casey, 3-0; Alan Aherne brought it back level also with a 3-0 win over Jim McMurtry; Grame Dennehy then gave the Session the lead with a big win over Daithi Richards, 21; Conor McGrath then put McGrath’s back in the lead with a brilliant win over Anthony Troy, 3-0; Brian McCarthy put the Session back in it with a 2-1 win over Edmond O’Brien and Paul Sweeney put McGraths further into the lead with a 2-1 win over Kevin O’Riordan. The final game of the night was between Ned Donovan and Kevin Mahony which finished up 1-1. Final score: McGrath’s 11 The Session 9.

In the second semi-final, Tosh Cahills, Cloyne, defeated the Gaelic Bar A, Carrigtwohill, in a brilliant game, Eamon Brew gave Tosh Cahill’s the lead with a fine win over John Coleman, 3-0; but Steven Cull made it all level when he won 3-0 against Richard Barry; Donie Kelleher put Tosh Cahill’s back in the lead with a 3-0 win over Michael Fitzgerald; Denis O’Brien brought it back level with another 3-0 win over Kevin Barry; Billy Dennehy then pushed Gaelic Bar into the lead with a

close 2-1 win over Mick Millane; Jer Joyce then put Cahill’s back in front with a fine 3-0 win over Eddie Farrell; Garry Kenny had a good 2-1 win over Cathal Cronin it was Tosh Cahill’s who came out on top with the final score: Tosh Cahill’s 11 The Gaelic Bar A 10.

Batt Murphy’s Bar, Midleton.

In division one of the Tosh Cahill’s Tournament semi-finals took place where the Session B had a fine win over Harty’s Bar. The scores were as follows: Mark Reilly 2 John Gleeson 1; Ray Twomey 2 Pat Healy 1; Tommy Laffan 3 Pat Ahern 0; Neil O’Brien 2 Emmet Cronin 1; Anthony Cody 3 Eamonn Harty 0. Final score in this game was the Session B 11 Hartys Bar 4.

In the second semi-final, the host club had a great win over Woods’, Lisgoold. Scores are as follows: James O’Brien 2 Tony O’Connor 1; Willie Wallis 3 John Murphy 0; Caroline Conway 3 Dave Devine 0; Kevin Shanahan 2 Kieran Stack 1; Fergus Doyle 2 Eoin Hegarty 1. Final score: Batt Murphy’s 11 Woods 4.

The final between McGrath’s and Tosh Cahill’s will take place in Harty’s Bar, Cloyne on this Friday night, May 21st.

In the second semi-final, the Schooner Bar, Whitegate had a fine win over Maggie May’s B. The game went as follows: Joe Crotty 2 Ian O’Driscoll 1; Mike McGrath 3 Jason Kennedy 0; Barry O’Mahony 2 Sean Busteen 1; Garry Walsh 3 Colm McSweeney 0; Steven Kilroy 3 Steven Kelly 0. Final score: The Schooner Bar 11 Maggie Mays B 4. The final between The Session B and The Schooner will take place at Tosh Cahill’s on this Friday night, May 21st. The Division One Batt Murphy’s Plate Competition semi-finals were played at

The Thatch, Lisgoold had an easy win over the Gaelic Bar B, Carrigtwohill. Scores were as follows: John Payne 3 Declan McCann 0; Gerry Mansfield 3 JP Parker 0; Emmet Cussen 2 Brian O’Connor 1; Barry Dorgan 2 Shane Harte 1; Hugh O’Leary 2 Richie Mannix 1. Final score on this one: Thatch Lisgoold 11 Gaelic Bar B 3.

The final between the Thatch, Lisgoold and Batt Murphy’s will take place this Friday, May 21st. The East Cork Darts Awards and Social night will take place on May 28th at the Midleton Park Hotel. More details next week.

Finally, East Cork Darts Association are pleased to announce that Sean McDermott from the Central Star, Youghal, is the Midleton Park Hotel Player of the Month for April. Sean who was instrumental in recently winning the Vintners’ Cup Final for his club is a worthy winner.

Glanmire CC welcomes ‘speed merchants’ and ‘baton non-droppers’

A thumbs-up from teacher and students for Glanmire Community College’s Sports Day 2010

GREAT fun and excitement was evident at Glanmire Community Colleges Sports Days on the evenings of Thursday, May 13th and Friday, May 14th. A huge range of events were available marking the centrepiece of athletics, an important part of GCC’s PE Curriculum. Following our infamous class teacher obstacle course, the day kicked off with the class 4x100m relays when a class from each first year class competed for top prizes. With boys, girls and mixed races, participation was the key here

with speed very high and the number of baton-drops low.

Both beginner and experienced athletes showed their endurance and staying power in the long distance events. The levels of commitment and standard of running over the girls (800m) and Boys (1,200m) was excellent and these long distance athletes really showed their worth For the speed merchants, the 100m events were hotly contested affairs, with close finishes in each of the heats, and

finals of top class competitors. Novelty events such as the Sack Race, Hurley Solo Race and Three-legged Race were where students and teachers alike showed their determination and competitive edge.

The level of inclusion of all students and high levels of student participation are always a hallmark of GCC’s Physical Education Programme and the annual athletic events in particular. Many thanks to the PE Department for their excellent co-ordination of the event and

all of the teachers who took part in the administration and score-keeping of the event. Congratulations to all the students who enjoyed partaking in the different events and to all who won medals.

Creech and Crowley secure success in South Munster Athletics meet

Glanmire Community College’s Ryan Creech completed a track double on his comeback from injury. After winning

Audrey Byrne was winner of the 800m race - and doesn’t even look out of breath!

the 5,000m at the first session on Thursday 7th, he sprinted clear of the field with over a lap to go to win the 1,500m a week later. Philip Crowley, a relative newcomer to the sport, excelled in his 1,500m race to finish an excellent second place. Both athletes now go forward to represent the school in the Munster Athletics event on Saturday May 22nd, and potentially, in the All Ireland event, a week later in Tullamore. Best wishes to these athletes and congratulations on your fantastic success to date.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Youghal United on the ball and on track for World Record attempt


THE 2009/10season finally came to a finish two weeks ago, with the final of the Liam Fitzgerald Cup.

Early in January many felt the season would drag into June, as for the first time in many years, continuous weekends were lost through the weather making grounds unplayable. Indeed, the Christmas fixture programme was arranged with games to make up for games lost in December. Christmas and the New Year league programme saw only a handful of games played. Throughout January, the story was the same, and then we encountered frost which made travelling to the various venues dangerous, leaving the league management committee with no option, but to call off games on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. Overall, the committee tried to facilitate everyone, by calling off games on Saturday. In fact, the Management Committee of the league met practically every weekend from Christmas to the end of January, often on Friday nights, to make decisions whether to play or not to play games on Saturday and Sunday. We believe the correct decision was made on all occasions, as the safety of players and officials was always upper most in the eyes of the committee. However, with the co-operation of the clubs, referees and League Fixture Secretary, the backlog of games was cleared quickly, and the WWEC League was completed on May 8th, which shows what can be achieved by co-operation. We say well done to everyone concerned, and all can now take a well-deserved break until August, when the new season commences.


The Annual General Meeting of the West Waterford East Cork Junior League will take place on Monday, June 14th, at the Lismore House Hotel, commencing at 8.30pm. Rule changes or alterations to rules must be sent to the Hon. Secretary of the WWEC League, bearing a postmark not less than 21 days before the date of the AGM, signed for, and on behalf of the club concerned, by the club’s Hon. Secretary.


We were delighted and very proud to be present at Turner’s Cross on Sunday afternoon last for the Umbro FAI U17 Cup Final between Carrigaline Utd. and Belvedere FC, Dublin.

Proud that the match officials came from the WWEC League as Referee Eric McCarthy, assistants Eamon Cusack and Maurice Hartnett, and fourth official Tom Griffin, created history for the WWEC League, as they are the first referees to officiate at a national cup final from the league.

While FAI duties deprived this correspondent from seeing the first half of the game, we were able to sit in the stand and enjoy a very entertaining game that ended in a scoreless game after 20 minutes of extra time. Penalties were then called on to decide the winners, and in a brilliant exhibition of kicks, it took 10 penalties to decide the winners, with the trophy going to Belvedere. To Eric, Eamon, Maurice and Tom, we say well done, as all around us, from both sets of supporters, all were loud in their praise of the four officials. Speaking with some of the hierarchy of the FAI, they told that the WWEC League can be proud of the standard of referee we have officiating at our games each weekend. What more can we say? We hope the standard has been set, and many more referees will come on board to take charge of our games in future seasons. There is always a need for new referees, and more especially this coming season, when one or two will be retiring. So we ask all clubs to supply men or women for refereeing this new season.

Munster AGM

A reminder to all clubs that the Annual General Meeting of the Munster Football Association will be held at Rochestown Park Hotel Cork, on Saturday, June 12th, commencing at 2.30pm. Clubs wishing to attend, please contact the Hon. Secretary of the WWEC in the next 10 days. All clubs are entitled to a representative each to attend.

ALL EYES will be on Youghal this June Bank Holiday weekend, as representatives and coaches from Youghal United will attempt to break the current Guinness Book of World Records held for the ‘Longest 5 a-side soccer game’ in the world.

Pictured above at last weekend’s training session are, standing, Kevin Gallogley, Christophe Colin, Patrick Morrissey, Leon Geary, Aidan Ryan, Kieran Curley, Peter Geary, Stuart Hickey, Ken Dempsey and David O’Keeffe. Front row, David Kenneally, Michael Lyons, Jamie Lawton, Joseph Crotty, Pierce Hennessy, Diarmuid Shuel and Gavin Leary.

Aviva Stadium opening

Last Friday saw a seven year dream come through for the IRFU and the FAI, with the opening of the Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road. What started off as an idea less than a decade ago became a reality last Friday when Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, officially opened the new stadium.

In May 2007, the last game took place at the old stadium, and the demolition work started immediately. We visited the ground with work in progress in December last year, just as the first set of seats started to be installed, and then in March, the new pitch itself is laid. And finally, last Friday - after 4 million man hours, and the employment of 6,000 construction workers - The Aviva Stadium is opened to the public for the first time.

Listening to Philip Browne, IRFU and John Delaney, FAI, this 50,000 all seater stadium has lived up to all expectations, has been built in the planned time, and more especially, has cost less than originally planned. From the WWEC at the opening were Paddy Pollard, Vice Chairman, MFA, and Liam Fraser, SFAI. Both told us the stadium is magnificent, and a credit to both sporting bodies, and for spectators, the view of the playing area is perfect from any where within the stadium. The first soccer match at the Aviva Stadium is the challenge game between Manchester Utd and an Airtricity League selection on Tuesday, August 4th, followed by the first International, when Argentina play the Republic Of Ireland on Tuesday, August 11th.

After that it is into the European Cup competition. A highlight next May will be the final of the Europa Cup, so for all soccer lovers, the Aviva Stadium is the place to be.

Annual club analysis

This photograph & caption were printed in last week’s edition. However, it has come to our attention that the caption last week was erroneous and we therefore reprint the picture and its correct caption. Apologies to all concerned. Anne Fitzgerald presents the Liam Fitzgerald Cup to Kilworth’s Captain Justin Aherne, alongside Bertie O’Mahoney, Celtic Furniture Enterprise Ltd., Killeagh (sponsor), Mike O’Neill, Chairman, WWEC League and Lorna and Liam McCarthy. (Photo: Sean Byrne, Deise Sport)

Next week we hope to start our annual look back at how each club in the two divisions fared in the past season. As we always emphasise, it is purely a personal analysis of how we saw the clubs compete each weekend during the season in league or cup football, at all levels: league, provincial or national competition. There were some wonderful games, games that showed the standard of play to be incredibly high. Then we had games that were, to be kind, of a very poor standard. Looking at many teams, it was obvious that coaching is a necessity, and this is something the League Hon. Secretary has echoed in his report for the past few years. Coaching is a step forward, and when one

sees the standard of many of the schoolboy teams, one acknowledges the work that is taking place at underage level. The success of the youth inter-league team in the season just concluded is testimony to what can be achieved by clubs who invest in coaching. It is also heartening to see the work clubs are under taking to improve their facilities, and this is an area we have touched on, on many occasions in our notes. In this age, club facilities are a must, if clubs wish to invite new membership or spectators to their games. Like coaching, this is an area the League Hon. Secretary has touched on for a few years, and needless to say will again.

League online

As we have written for the past few weeks, the FAI will make a presentation to all the clubs in the league on Thursday, May 27th, at the Lismore House Hotel, on online presentation. The WWEC League will be installing the online football administration system from the commencement of the new season in August. The system includes, player registration, fixtures, league tables, discipline, statistics and much more, and is the way forward for the league and the clubs within the league.

The presentation by the FAI will conclude with a question and answer session, and as have already taken place in the Mayo League, the FAI will visit the league again after the league’s AGM, and take each club individually through the workings of the system. From the feedback we have received from the clubs, it is very encouraging, and we remind all clubs, that they MUST be present at the Lismore House Hotel for the presentation on May 27th. The league will not accept any excuses, and it will be the club’s loss if they are not present.

Oscar Traynor Cup

The Umbro Oscar Traynor Cup Final took place last Sunday in Ennis between the Clare League and the Wexford League, with the Slaneysiders winning comfortably by six goals to nil. Much was expected from the Clare side as they defeated the Cork AUL the previous week at Turner’s Cross, but last Sunday found Wexford a much more difficult opposition, and had no answer to the visitors’ display.

Club AGMs

This is the time of year when all clubs hold their Annual General Meetings, and any clubs wishing to advertise dates or reports of their meetings can do so by contacting us and we will oblige as always.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Midleton F.C.

Beamish Cup semi-final Midleton ‘A’ in eight goal thriller Four first half goals sent Avondale on their way to the final of the Beamish Senior Cup at the expense of Midleton. It was the perfect pick-me-up for Avondale who lost the FAI Intermediate Cup Final to Crumlin last weekend, and it gives them the chance to end the season on a high.

Avondale 4 Midleton 2

Midleton senior soccer players make club history

Avondale were worthy winners against a gallant Midleton side, who already have the Senior First Division trophy in their possession and must play Castleview twice in the cup semi-finals. The home-side led 4-1 at the break and even though Midleton pulled a goal back in the dying moments, it was a comfortable enough victory for Avondale. Killian Flavin scored a goal in each half for Midleton.

MIDLETON Senior team made club history by qualifying for the Munster Senior Cup Final. They overcame Castlview at home by two goals to one Mickey Ryan and John Keane (pictured) were the marksmen on the night. They will play the winners of the other semi-final between Waterford Utd. and Limerick

Midleton Annual Players Awards

Midleton Annual Players Awards will take place at the Midleton Park Hotel on Sunday, May 30th. Tickets are available from Team Managers (adults €22 and under 16 €12). Last year it was a full house, so book your tickets early

Summer Camps at Midleton FC Complex

FAI Summer Soccer School Camp will take place from August 9th to 13th. To book, please call 1890 653653 or book online at UlhSport Summer Camp for July, contact 087 0571977.


12/5/10: Senior Cup semi-final: Avondale 4 Midleton Avondale 2 15/5/10: Seniors Lucozade Cup semi-final: Midleton 2 Castleview 1 (scorers, Ryan and Keane) U15 Premier: Leeds 2 Midleton 3 Midleton U11 D2: Midleton 7 Rockmount 0 U11 D5: Greenwood A 4 Midleton A 4 16/5/10: U14 D5 Churchvilla 3 Midleton A 12

Senior Magpies crowned champions Midleton returned to the Senior Premier Division as champions after their 1-0 play-off win over Tramore Athletic. Both sides clinched promotion last week, in a 1-1 draw to force a play-off to see who would go up as champions. In this game, James Murphy was the hero for Midleton, scoring in the second half - his third vital goal in as many games. Midleton had an Ian Maher effort ruled out for offside in the first half, but one goal proved enough for the Magpies, who were thrilled to return to the top flight after a couple of years in the lower divisions.

Midleton 1 Tramore Athletic 0

Midleton were relegated twice in successive seasons, but after returning to the first division two years ago, this season marks a return to the Premier Division, which - according to Manager John Ryan is great for the club. John said that he was delighted for the lads, especially the younger players, like Ray Barnes and Ian Maher. They have been great over the past few years and have really come into their own this season.

Midleton were also able to call on the experience of Billy Woods this season, as well as the goals of Michael Deasy (the former Rockmount striker who has scored eighteen times this season). Midleton’s season isn’t quite over though as they are still challenging for honours on the three cup fronts. They will face Avondale United in the semi-final of the Beamish Cup; take on Castleview in the Pop Kelleher Cup semi-final and they will renew rivalry with the Northside outfit again in the semi-final of the Senior Cup. It has been a great year for the senior team, but they still want to go as far as they can in those cup competitions.

Midleton panel: Adrian O’Donovan, Peter Horgan, Stephen O’ Leary, Michael Kenneally, John Mallon, Ian Maher, Killian Flavin, Ray Barnes, Seán Young, James Murphy, John Keane, Mark Duggan, Cormac Aherne, Thomas O’Leary, Kevin Stack and Gerry Noonan.

Under 14s are champions The Midleton Under 14 Schoolboys team became Division Two Under 14 champions on Sunday morning. It was neck and neck with Youghal in the division with both teams playing at the same time. Midleton racked up a 9-0 score line, not knowing that Youghal had lost their match. This all meant that Midleton finished as champions by two points. A well deserved third successive promotion for this team.

Midleton 9 Buttevant 0

Under 12 League: Midleton got off to the worst possible start, going three goals down in the first ten minutes. Midleton’s scorers were Conor Fitzgerald with two goals, and James Leahy. Despite the scoreline, Muiris Moloney at centre-back and Joseph Wyer in goal were outstanding for Midleton.

Rockmount 4 Midleton 3

Under 11 League: The Corinthian Boys, leaders in this division, came out on top against a gallant Midleton team. Midleton had a solid midfield of Connor Evans and Cian Walsh, but could not stop the visitors from scoring.

Midleton 0 Corinthian Boys 4

Magpie Lotto

Results from Thursday, May 13th, for a jackpot of €5,500. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 2, 14, 19 and 24. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 16 and 20. Lucky dip winners who each receive €20: Lisa, Seán and Sarah (R. Barrett), Mary Horgan (Bo), Jim Brouder (U11), Zita Keane (Pa), Fachtna Fitzpatrick (Pa), Cormac Falvey (Bawney), Brian Murphy (N. Falvey), Ger (Bo), Kathleen Ryan (Pa) and Donie Lyons (Bawney). The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, May 20th, at Knockgriffin Park Club House for a jackpot of €5,750.

Thank you

A big thanks to all who helped with the bag packing at Tesco, Market Green Shopping Centre: Adam Wilson, Alan Horgan, Andrew Nestor, Ben Desmond, Cahil Martin, Charlie Whelley, Chloe Horgan, Cian Walshe, Ciaran Newlands, Connor Walsh, Corey Mackessey, Cormac Beausang, Cormac Higgins, Craig Ryan, David Jalill, David O’Sullivan, David Rohan, Doireann Brown, Dylan Wright, Eibhlin O’Callaghan, Ella Morrissey, Emma Curtin, Eoin Mitchell, Jamie Clohessy, Joe Wyre, Kaleigh Stack-McKay, Kieran Villard, Killian, Lilly Duggan, Luke Finerty, Lukus Lastonskji, Martin Aizyjczyk, Matthew Lamb, Niall O’Donovan, Oisín Kelly, Olan Shanahan, Owen Coates, Patrick Horgan, Rebecca Cooney, Ross O’Connor, Ryan Hogan, Seán O’Meara, Shane Murphy, Stephen Rowe, Thomas Desmond, Tom Scanlon and Vivienne Doyle. We raised €1,417 for the schoolgirls/boys Football Academy. Coaches and parents who also gave of their valuable time get a ‘thank you’ too! Jackie Hogan, Joanne Jalill, Mossie Horgan, Rob O’Connor, Bryan Walsh, Cormac Whelley, Benny Newlands, Stephen Wilson, Eric Desmond and Pat Horgan. Thanks to all for making it a great success.

Cork Schoolboys League Umbro 11 Division 5 Greenwood A 4 Midleton A 4

In the hot sun of Saturday morning, May 15th, Midleton ‘A’ travelled to Togher to take on their rivals Greenwood ‘A’. Both teams are level on points and a big performance was required.

Midleton ‘A’ got off to the perfect start when a low cross on the left from Eolann Shanahan found Cian Walsh, who slotted it in on the near post past the helpless keeper. It was a short lived lead, however, with Greenwood ‘A’ fighting back and a 25 yard free kick took a high bounce on the hard ground and beat the keeper off the crossbar.

The next 10 minutes were tight, with little between the teams. Greenwood ‘A’ forced a corner and after taking it quick, Midleton ‘A’ were caught sleeping and a strong shot flew into the right corner to put Greenwood ‘A’ 2-1 in front. Midleton ‘A’ did not give up, and a strong run past four defenders by ‘Man of the Match’ Eolann Shanahan, led him all the way to goal and he finished it well into the corner.

After half-time, Greenwood ‘A’ pushed forward again and when the ball ran free on the left it was crossed for a neat finish at the back post and Greenwood ‘A’ were back in front. Midleton ‘A’ though were never out of the match, and continued to work hard through Cameron Smyth and Eolann Shanahan at midfield. After a clever ball up the line from David Jalil to Shanahan, a quick cross was pushed away by the keeper, only to fall at the feet of Alan Swarbrick who neatly placed the ball into the corner to level the game again.

Greenwood ‘A’ continued to push hard and got a fourth from a great left foot shot after some tenacious work around the box. It looked like they would hold out, but Midleton ‘A’ showed great spirit and, after a quick throw-in from Cathal Gunning, Shanahan again got behind the defence to cross the ball which fell to Stephen Roe who turned and shot to beat the keeper in the top corner. At 4-4, both teams were showing signs of tiredness and, with only minutes left, the clock ran out to end a pulsating game. Credit goes to both teams for a fine match and a deserved point for Midleton ‘A’ as they approach their last match of the season.

Scorers for Midleton A: Cian Walsh, Eolann Shanahan, Alan Swarbrick and Stephen Roe. Midleton ‘A’ Coaches: Noel Meade, Colm Smyth, Sean ‘Buddy’ Burke and Joe Jalil.

Corkbeg AFC AUL 2B - Junior Team wind up season with top three finish, but bid farewell to Manager Forde WITH both teams going for a third spot finish, this game had more than an end of season feel to it.

Corkbeg 2 Carrigaline 1

The ‘Beg started off brightly with some excellent one-touch football and great passing until we went 1-0 up through Steve Davern. Carrigaline came into the game and were awarded a soft penalty, but a great save from Keith in the ‘Beg’s goal meant justice was done. In the second half, Carrigaline had the ‘Beg under a lot of pressure, but a solid performance from the home defence kept them at bay.

In a rare ‘Beg attack, Chris Kelly was pulled down in the box - ‘A sure penalty!’ roared the ‘Beg supporters but it was not given. Carrigaline attacked and they were awarded another gift of a penalty - it hit the crossbar, but the headed follow-up went in. Unlucky! 1-1. Justice was done though on 90 minutess when Forde Struck the winner. Third spot was achieved in an enjoyable and tough game. After the game, Player Manager Ronan Forde announced to the squad he would not be taking up the managerial role next season. Rumours that Darlington and Hartepool have been knocking at his door are unconfirmed! The club would like to thank Ronan for his managerial efforts with the junior team, which is a difficult role when combined with playing.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal Continued from previous page UII CSL Div 6 Corkbeg 0 Churchvilla 0

On a beautiful Saturday morning, the ‘Beg pitch looking like the new Aviva Stadium after the recent upgrade, and a great local derby against our rivals from Cloyne took place. The scoreline might suggest otherwise, but this was always an interesting spectacle which could have gone either way up to the very end.

In general, defences were on top and chances were hard fought for - the midfield exchanges were tough but fair and both sides tried to knock the ball around on the deck. The ‘Beg lost influential defender Arron Berry early on when he twisted his knee and this meant a reshuffle with Gavin Kelly taking over as sweeper.

Churchvilla shaded the first half and it took some good defending by Gavin and Matthew Kidney to repel the Cloyne attackers. In the second half, the ‘Beg upped their game and Dara Murphy started to drive the team forward - Jordan Tynan and James Gilroy were linking well in attack.

The ‘Beg had the ball in the net after a sweeping move down the left started by Niall Hill but the ref deemed Jordan offside as he slid home Conor Moloney’s cross shot. Luke O’Connell made a couple of vital saves to keep the scoresheet clean. So 00 at the finish and it was just about right - we must travel to Cloyne for the away match which was postponed earlier in the season - so we will be looking forward to resuming our battle with the Villa in Kilboy in the coming weeks. Thanks to Jason and Churchvilla for a sporting game.

UI3 CSL Div 5 Corkbeg 4 Lakewood 1

A hard-fought victory over Lakewood leaves Corkbeg within touching distance of the league, needing just two more points to be crowned champions. Missing four key players, the ‘Beg again showed the depth of talent in the squad by putting away Lakewood with a strong second half performance. Jordan Ryan was on fire notching up a superb hattrick and Dave Heffernan chipped in with a beauty - volleying home from the edge of the box. The defence were solid all the way through and John Looney was inspirational in link-up play. The ‘Beg are at home to Park United on Friday night, May 21st with a 7pm kick-off and, if they win this game, then they are crowned champions. We wish the lads the very best and we are sure they can do it.

Soccer academy

The soccer academy continues every Sunday morning at 10am for boys & girls aged 6-10 Years

Cork Schoolboys U14 (Kennedy Cup) squad train in Corkbeg

The ‘Beg were delighted to host a training session for the CSL Kennedy Cup squad who were on a day trip to Trabolgan last Sunday. It was great to see the elite talent of Cork Schoolboys at this level and we wish them well in the KC tournament next month. Please Note - Club AGM - May 31st at Aghada Community Centre.


21/5/10: Corkbeg vs. Park Utd at Corkbeg, KO 7pm.

Mogeely ladies FC Main sponsor: Trudie’s Barbers, Castlemartyr Mogeely F.C. v Kilcreen Celtic

ON last Wednesday evening, Mogeely played Kilcreen Celtic at home in front of a big turnout of home supporters. From the kick off, both teams went on the attack and to Mogeely’s reward. We found ourselves one goal up with only 7 minutes gone, thanks to a delightful pass from Sinead to the on-running Nuk, who buried the ball with a first time shot. With both teams on the attack, Kilcreen went on to score from a corner, making it all square on the 19th minute. From there, the game went from end to end with both teams having chances but regurlarly found it hard to break down the firm defence line.

With great play from Nuk and Zita in the middle; endless running from Christine and Joyce on the wings and Sinead and Triona being a constant thorn in Kilcreen’s side, we finished level at half time, with the second half looming large. We then brought on Lillian for Jenny who slotted in at center half,and replaced Paula for Joyce. With 52 minutes gone and our midfield well on top, Zita placed a great ball over the top to find Sinead,which was collected and finished of to make it 2-1 with the advantage to Mogeely.

We then conceded a needless free which was converted to square things up 2-2.

From the kick-off we went on and when the ball fell to Triona she squared it to Nuk, who passed on to Sinead. Sinead drilled home to the top corner with a thundering shot leaving the keeper no chance and the score at 3-2.

With Kilcreen on the attack and Debbie, Jillian, Lillian and Jacinta well on form, Kilcreen scored a third which seemed to be offside,levelling things up again.

Kilcreen went on to score a fourth, resulting from a corner, with time running out. With a great build-up play we won a free about 30 yards out. Up stepped Sinead to play a ball into the box to find the unrushing Nuk to latch onto the ball and square things up again. We then brought on Leonara for the hard working Zita. With the game almost up, both teams kept the pressure on but to no reward. What a cracker,well done to both teams.

But for the home team, it was a brilliant team performance with great display from Sinead, Nuk, Christine, Zita and Trudy in goals .


Wednesday, May 19th: Mogeely vs. UCC at Railway Park, 7pm kick off.

Congratulations go to Charlotte, Derek and Sophie on the birth of Conor. A new signing in the future!?

Springfield Ramblers Under 11 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 1 Corinthian Boys 1

The Springfield Ramblers Under 11 side concluded a very successful season with this draw away to Corinthians Boys in the final game of a Premier League campaign that was decided on the very last day. Calvin Carroll scored Springfield’s only goal, which was his third in as many games. The whole squad were superb throughout what was their first season in competitive football, finishing runnersup in the Premier League and reaching the semifinal in the Cup competition. Well done to all the players and to the coaches.

Under 15 Premier League: Fermoy 0 Springfield Ramblers 4

Springfield Ramblers completely dominated this Under 15 Premier League tie at Carrig Park. This squad has been together for several seasons now, and the quality of the football played by them in this game was evidence of a side that has matured together. Chances were created from the off in the game, as the midfield four of Adam Thompson, Dave Curran, Tony O’Donovan & Gavin Lynch, ably supported by full-backs Dale Fitzgerald & Paul Ronan, sprayed the passes about, supplying plenty of possession for front men Dave Cahill & Daniel Santry.

The first goal came from a Dave Curran corner when the ball broke to Gavin Lynch and he finished expertly to the corner. The second goal came again from a corner, the ball being cleared by the Fermoy defence was sent back in and centre-back John Flanagan, who had stayed in the penalty area, killed it with a deft first touch, and then delivered a perfect strike to score his first goal for the team. Tony O’Donovan had been unlucky up to this point with several headers either hitting the woodwork, being saved or going narrowly wide. His luck changed when he met a free kick from the right, and this time powered the header home for the third goal.

In the second half, the away side continued to dominate and the fourth goal came when Dave Cahill, receiving possession on the right, went on a run and crossed to the far post where Daniel Santry was waiting to finish to the net. Such was the dominance of the Springfield Ramblers side that centrebacks John Flanagan & Brendán Frahill, and

goalkeeper Shane Hallahan were spectators for long periods. When substitutes Jason Abbott, Marc Wyatt and Ian Murphy came on the transition was seamless and the team saw out the rest of the game comfortably.

Other results

Under 13 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 2 Carrigaline United 0 Under 11 Division 8: Springfield Ramblers B 2 Lakewood Athletic B 2

Player Of The Year Awards

The Springfield Ramblers Club Annual Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 29th at 6pm in Cobh Community Centre. The ceremony will see players at all age levels rewarded in three different categories, namely Player of the Year, Clubman of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year.

There will also be awards for players who have honoured the club by being selected for representative teams at Cork Schoolboy level and at international level. Among other awards presented on the day will be Clubman of the Year and the Hall of Fame award. The club would like to invite all parents and friends of players of all the teams to come along to this ceremony to applaud the efforts of the players and coaches throughout a long season.

Football Coaches wanted

The Springfield Ramblers Club invites any adults who may be interested in coaching youngsters to contact the club at The club requires help with coaching for a number of underage teams for next season. These positions may be of interest to former players of the Springfield, Cobh Ramblers or Cobh Wanderers Clubs or any individuals who have an interest in football and would like to get involved at this level.

Congratulations to Springfield FC

The Springfield Ramblers club extends its congratulations to the Springfield Junior side and their coaches Eddie and Paul O’Rourke on becoming champions of the AUL League 2A with a 1-1 draw at home to fellow challengers Millstreet Celtic at Pat O’Brien Park on Sunday, May 14th. Visit our website at

Corkbeg pitch & putt

THERE were two competitions layed last weekend in pleasant weather conditions. A Scotch Fourball was played last Friday night and this proved testing for the players. Scott Garde and Mick O’Brien combined well to win the first nett on the night. Terry Dunne and Colm O’Shaughnessy won the gross with Shane Scanlon and Con Shanahan finishing in second nett spot. Jonathan Shanahan had a hole in one at the twelfth hole.

Last Sunday, the form of competition was fourball versus par. Scott Garde completed a good weekend partnering Jonathan Shanahan to victory

with 11 up. Joe Wall and Tim Horgan had a decent round and took the gross prize on offer with a score of six up. Tom Barry and Michael Kenefick were one shot behind the winners and had to settle for second nett. Congratulations to Derek Daly for his prize winning performance at the St. Stephen’s Nett Cup.


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

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Senior Hurling League

Cloyne 5-21 Blarney 0-5

IT was a case of ‘no contest’ at Spital Street on Monday, May 10th, when Cloyne overwhelmed the visiting Blarney team in the Senior League on the above scoreline. Indeed, one could hardly believe that this was the side which lost at the death to Cloyne at the corresponding Blarney fixture in 2009. The game was all but over at the interval whistle when the home team, playing with the breeze, had built a big lead of 3-11 to 02, and, in truth, never looked like losing it. In fact, the only impression that Blarney made on the Cloyne defence was a solitary melee in the square when they failed to find the net. The second period proved to be a copy of the first with an everwidening gap in Cloyne’s favour. Cloyne played in a unified manner, with the defence, led by Diarmuid O’Sullivan, in total control. The mid-field pairing of Brian Fleming and James Nyhan proved very effective, while up front, Paudie O’Sullivan and Johnny Cotter were very effective. Cloyne had the luxury of emptying their bench for the last ten minutes. One hopes for a better championship preparation when Blackrock and Glen Rovers come to Spital Street in the near future to further the Senior Hurling League campaign. TEAM: Shane O’Brien, Liam O’Driscoll, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Brian McCarthy, Maurice Cahill (01), Killian Cronin, Domhnall O’Sullivan, Conor O’Lomasney, Brian Fleming (0-2), James Nyhan (0-3), Paudie O’Sullivan (1-5), Ashley Walshe, Eoin O’Sullivan (0-3), John Cotter (2-3), and Kevin O’Lomasney (1-1). Morrie Lynch, Declan Dineen, David Ring (1-2), Tom O’Shea (0-1), and James Lynch substituted.

Junior Hurling League (Div. 2)

Cloyne 0-10 Carrigtohill 1-7

Yet another drawn game was served up at Chapel Street on Friday evening last when Carrigtohill were entertained by our junior ‘A’s in the league. On a dull, overcast evening, the contest proved to be a close one right to the end. Even though Cloyne played into the breeze in the opening half, they were dominant for long periods but could not put this advantage on the scoreboard. So, at referee Mulry’s half-time whistle, the scores stood at 0-4 with things to be determined in the second half. Within a minute of that half, Carrig found the Cloyne net and set up the challenge for the home

side. This was eventually answered, but, in the meantime, Cloyne failed to convert a penalty when Keith Dennehy was pulled down in the square with only the keeper to beat. The final score of the game came in the twenty-fifth minute when a Carrig point drew the game. Declan Dineen, Mike Walsh, and the ever-improving Keith Dennehy were the most prominent of the Cloyne XV, while substitute Ross McCarthy was very secure in the half-back line. TEAM: Mark Considine, James Lynch, Morrie Lynch (0-1), Pa Dineen, Declan Dineen, David Jermyn, Shane O’Brien, Ashley Walsh (0-4), Tom O’Shea, Conor O’Lomasney (01), James Cotter, Kevin O’Lomasney, Keith Dennehy (0-2), Mike Walsh (02), and John Cotter. Ross McCarthy, Robert Jermyn, and Fergal O’Brien substituted.

Senior Hurling Championship

Supporters please note the Cloyne / Bishopstown first round game in the above competition, has been re-fixed for the June Bank Holiday of Monday, June 7th, with a 3pm throw-in. This is due to the commitment of some Bishopstown players to the Cork football management in an intercounty fixture.


Junior Hurling League (Div. 2): Cloyne vs. Youghal at Youghal on Thursday, May 20th at 7.30pm Senior Hurling League: Cloyne vs. Glen Rovers at Cloyne on Wednesday, May 26th at 7.30pm.

Super Lotto

The Jackpot of €3,200 was not won. The winning numbers were 5, 10, 13, and 18. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (12) for a prize of €1,000 was won by Mick Clarke of Maytown. The Match 3 winners included Michael Naughton, Sculeen; Joe Griffin, Cloyne; Ann Naughton, Sculeen, Martin Godfrey, Ballycotton; and Mike Naughton, c/o M. Naughton. Each receives a prize of €30. The next draw takes place this Thursday, May 20th at Auntie Biddy’ s Bar with the Jackpot standing at €3,500.

‘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 It is an ideal gift for club members, friends and supporters, and sports fans everywhere

GOOD luck to the Cobh U12 football team who play in the East Cork final against Castlelyons on Friday, May 21st at 7pm in Watergrasshill. Join Cobh GAA on Facebook for up to the minute fixtures and results.


Minor Non-Exam FL: Cobh 2-10 Setanta’s 2-08 U10 Hurling: Cobh 4-01 Erin’s Own 2-01; Cobh 0-02 Sars 5-02

JFC: Cobh 0-11 Castlemartyr 2-06

The footballers had a disappointing end to their championship run when they lost out by a single point having been down by 5 points at half-time, and gaining the lead with only ten minutes remaining in the game. Yet again, a very slow start to the first half gave us too much to do on the turnover and, although the lads played superbly in the second half, they just came up short at the final whistle. Well done to all involved, but the biggest disappointment now is that these players won’t have any more football games until next February due to the terribly inept way in which the East Cork Board organises its affairs when it comes to promoting Gaelic Football in our division.

manding lead (4-9 to 1-3). Looking only at the scoreboard, it might seem that the game was ‘one sided’, but it had not been.

The Cobh backs played very well, under great pressure, inspired by several great saves by David Coffey in goals. For the second half, Glenville pushed their better players forward in anticipation of closing the gap with the assistance of the breeze. This did result in an improvement in their fortunes, and they began to tack on points, but they continued to be met by a determined Cobh defence and goalkeeper.

With so much committed to attack, Glenville were vulnerable to the counter-attack, and the Cobh team made great use of this, scoring 4-3 to 2-10 in the second half.

For Glenville, the result was a great disappointment, and the quality of the opposition this Cobh U12 team had just beaten was best highlighted by the fact

that Glenville had managed to score 3-13, and had still not won.

For our supporters on the line, this was a game of great excitement, right from the moment we scored that early goal. From that moment on, for experienced heads, it seemed possible that we could win this match.

Fathers and mothers fought for every ball with their team, cheering them on in their efforts, and got great enjoyment from the match, and the result. Great matches from the past were recalled, and great hope for the future was declared. Hard to pick out the best players for Cobh on the day as all played their part, but overall some performances stood out. Best for Cobh were inspirational goalkeeper David Coffey, intelligent fullback Pádi Kearney, powerful midfielder Niall Spriggs (0-3), hard-working half-forward Charlie Flemming (0-4) and the unstoppable Neil Harte (5-3). The championship final will be against Castlelyons and will be played on May 21st at 7pm in Watergrasshill. For weekly training details please see New players always welcome.


Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise)

U14FL: 19/5/10 - Cobh vs. Castlelyons at 7pm U12 East Cork Football Final: 21/5/10 - Cobh vs. Castlelyons at 7pm in Watergrasshill JHL: 21/5/10 - in Carrignavar at 7.30pm Minor Non-Exam Hurling League: 22/5/10 - Cobh vs. Setantas at 7.30pm in Dripsey U14 Camogie: 24/5/10 - Cobh vs. Douglas at 7pm.


Every Sunday at 8.15pm. Monster 25th Anniversary Bingo on Sunday, June 13th.

GAA Summer Camp

This year’s GAA Summer Camp (Cúl Camp) will run from July 5th to 9th. Cost €55 for first child, €45 for second child in the family and €35 for third and subsequent children (€5 extra charge on submissions from now on). Application forms are now available from team coaches.

Summer GAA entertainment

Wolfe Tones:- July 9th Family Fun Day:- July 30th Mary Black:- August 20th.

U12 FC: Cobh 8-12 to Glenville 3-13

Our previous visit to Glenville early in the league, had shown us lots of evidence why Glenville were unbeaten in the league. Cobh started with the assistance of a small breeze and played some great football. A well-taken early goal by Barry Chandler set the team in the right direction. More goals and points followed and, by half-time, we had a com-

Baile na Corra Lotto

NUMBERS drawn were 5, 15, 25 and 26. No winner. Lucky Dips went to Brendan & Scampie, Suzanne Cummins, Maura Desmond, Killian Harty and Marie Horgan. Next week’s draw will be in O’Meara’s for €4,800.

Junior hurling

The Junior Hurlers are currently training hard in anticipation of a long year ahead. It’s great to see the lads putting in the effort over the past few weeks. League games will be coming thick and fast over the coming weeks. Details of all training sessions and games will be sent by text.

Juvenile training

Juvenile training continues every Saturday from 10.30am until 12

Cobh’s U12 footballers fought fierce against Glenville

noon. New members are welcome. Don’t forget to return your registration forms for this year’s Cúl Camp as soon as possible.

Golf Classic

The annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th at Lismore Golf Club. The cost of entering a team will be €120 which includes a light meal on the conclusion of your round. The organising committee would be happy to include your name or company name with our list of sponsors should you wish to contribute. The timesheet is filling up rapidly so get in contact with any of the below to state your preferred tee-time. Arthur Murphy 087 7793839 Trevor Richards 086 0666196 Conor O’Brien 087 9222482 Oliver Parson 086 1936055


Memberships for the year is due. Please contact Steve Kane at 086 8368600 for further details.

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Carrigtwohill Castlelyons enjoy a bumper evening for pitch re-opening


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Juvenile GAA Fé 10

Decky McGuckian League (Phase 1)

23 TEAMS from all over Cork County are taking part in this ‘tournament’. They are split into 3 groups and each team plays every other team in their group. The top 3 teams in each group will move on to Phase 2 to contest the later stages of the tournament. If you finish lower than third in your group, you move onto Phase 2 to compete for the shield. Carrigtwohill were drawn in the same group as Cobh, Ballincollig, Bishopstown, Glen Rovers, Blarney, and Russell Rovers.


Results from Phase 1:

Carrigtwohill 3-3 Cobh 0-0 Carrigtwohill 7-5 Ballincollig 0-1 Carrigtwohill 8-5 Bishopstown 0-0 Carrigtwohill vs. Glen Rovers (walkover for Carrig) Carrigtwohill 2-1 Blarney 1-5 Carrigtwohill 4-6 Russell Rovers 0-1

Having only suffered 1 defeat in Phase 1, we comfortably moved on to Phase 2 where we have been drawn in the same group as Midleton and Youghal. Again teams play each other and the top 4 teams from the different groups will move on to contest the semi-final stage of the competition.

Phase 2

Midleton 1-3 Carrigtwohill 0-5

We travelled to Midleton to play our first game in Phase 2 on Wednesday evening, May 6th. Midleton were unbeaten so far in the tournament, having sailed through their group and this was always going to be a very close match as previous encounters between both these teams had always been tight. What we were treated to on the night was a magnificent display of hurling from both teams and, even though when the final whistle was blown we has lost by 1 point, our lads had performed heroically and had produced a standard of hurling that was a pleasure to watch. Looking back on the match, it’s hard to believe that all these lads are only 9 and 10 year olds, considering that this is the last competitive tournament that these lads can play in until they reach U13 grade.

Fé 14

Carrigtwohill played killeagh in the u14 league football on the 22 Apr 2010, A very good turnout for the game. Carrigtwohill fielded a full strength team in Carrigtwohill. Killeagh built up a big lead in the first half, and carrigtwohill left in some early goals. The second half performance was much better and while carrigtwohill were well beaten in the end, the lads can be happy with their performance against a very strong killeagh team.

Fé 14 Football league Vs Kilta Óg

Our U 14s travelled to Castlemartyr to play Kilta Óg and were very unlucky not to come away with the points being narrowly beaten by 2-6 to 3-3. We put on a mighty comeback in the second half with great displays from Frank Kirens Darragh Behan and Joseph Roynanne. It was a very encouraging display of football

Sympathies extended on the death of

Paddy Kennedy, Killeagh

DURING the week, Paddy Kennedy from Killeagh was laid to rest after being called to his eternal reward. The popular Killeagh publican was a great supporter of all the clubs in the locality and a huge turnout at his Removal and Interment was testament to the high esteem in which he was held.

The Killeagh GAA club did a superb job in honouring one of their stalwart supporters whose daughter Tracy is the Club Secretary. Tracy is also PRO of the East Cork GAA Board and all clubs from the division were represented at the Funeral. To the Kennedy family we extend our condolences on your sad loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis

Asaki O’hAilpín on a run towards goal THE newly revamped Pairc An tAthair Peadar Ua Laoghaire in Castlelyons was looking resplendent for the meeting of Cork and Galway in a match to re-open the Castlelyons pitch and ancillary facilities. No stone was left unturned by the hard-working committee to have the venue in splendid condition and their trojan efforts were rewarded with a fine attendance on Sunday evening for the meeting of Cork and newly crowned National League champions Galway in a match which both sides used in preparation for their upcoming championship fixtures. The Castlelyons Pipe Band added a sense of purpose to the occasion and, overall, it was a

job really well done by the Castlelyons Club that now boasts splendid facilities for its players of all ages which was alluded to by County Board Chairman, Gerry O’Sullivan in his half-time address.

MIDLETON Ladies Football Club have launched the ‘Football for Fun’ Summer Football Camp for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14. This camp will take place from August 16th to 20th at the Midleton GAA grounds.

086-2805295 and Margaret McEvoy 086-3241929. The application forms will be given to each team manager and made available through the local schools. Kids from the surrounding clubs are welcome to attend. The fee for the week is €50 for the first child, €45 for the second and subsequent child €40. You can book your place by completing an application form along with a €20 deposit fee. The Ladies Club would like to thank Friends First for Supporting the ‘Football for Fun’ Summer Camp.

Cork 2-25 Galway 0-17

For Cork, this was an ideal opportunity to get valuable game time and a hungry Rebel side wasted no time in going about their business with William Egan giving Cork an early lead. Asaki O’hAilpín was proving a handful at full-forward and he set up early goals from Mark O’Sullivan and Ben O’Connor as Cork

Ben O’Connor fires home Cork’s second goal past James Skehill took control from the early stages against a Galway side containing just five of their possible starting line-up, in contrast to Cork where every player was fighting for his championship place.

Galway did manage to make a game of it as they hit a purple patch midway through the first half, converting seven unanswered points with Eoin Lynch, Aonghus Callinan and Niall Cahalan, along with goalkeeper James Skehill, all getting in on the scoring act as Cork led by 28 to 0-11 at Michael Wadding’s half-time whistle. Cork introduced five more players for the second half with

Cathal Naughton, Jerry O’Connor and Paudi O’Sullivan all staking championship claims with good displays as the Rebels were content to rack up their points tally in what was certainly a worthwhile run-out for the side, before their meeting with Tipperary on Sunday week. After the game, reports came through of an hamstring injury incurred by Tom Kenny while playing for his club. How serious it is remains to be seen, while the other injury worries concern Michael Cussen and Eoin Cadogan, but it is hoped that all three will be available for selection for the Tipperary match on May 30th.

Midleton Ladies Football Club ‘Football for Fun’ Summer Camp launched

The camp will run each day from 10am to 1pm. It will be a week of superb skills training and the purpose of the week is to provide a safe and supportive environment for young people to enjoy the benefits of exercise and team sport. The ‘Football for Fun’ Camp is being run by the Midleton Ladies Club are we are delighted to confirm that Charlie McLaughlin will be doing the coaching during the week. Each child will receive a Kukri Sports Training Top, Kukri Shorts and Socks plus a Water Bottle. Application forms are available from Michael Barrett, Secretary


The Junior team continues to train every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm. Our next game will be against Inch Rovers in the sixth and final round of the County League. The winners of this game will go into the County semi-final on June 20th. Last Saturday morning, some of our player travelled to Glanmire

to take part in a training session under the watchful eye of Eamonn Ryan, the Cork Senior coach. The girls were joined by players from Fermoy and Glanworth and this combination of clubs have formed a senior team called Old Loretto which will compete in the Senior B County Championship later this year. It’s a great opportunity for some of the Midleton girls to play senior football. Well done to Amy McCarthy, Orlagh Farmer, Riona Abernethy, Leanne Ahern and Emma Haughney who all did the club proud at this session. We were missing a few girls at this session due to work and exams. Best of luck to all the girls doing exams.


Registration took place Monday night, between 7pm and 9pm in the GAA Pavilion and it was great to see so many girls register with Midleton Ladies. This all

bodes well for the future. We want to thanks Margaret McEvoy and Leanne Ahern for running the registration night.

Well done

The club would like to congratulate Orlagh Farmer on winning her first Senior national title with the Cork Ladies Football Senior team last Saturday week against Galway. It was a great day for Orlagh and a proud day for the club when she was introduced into the game with 20 minutes to go and when Cork were a point behind. Orlagh is still a minor and she is sure to have a great future with the seniors, hopefully the Cork team will go on to win the AllIreland this year!

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Main sponsors: Rigney Bros and East Cork Crane Hire

Lotto results 16/5/10

The numbers drawn were 7, 11, and 21. Michael Ahern TD was the lucky winner of €300.

Match results:

JHL Division 1: Dungourney 014 Castlemartyr 2-18 JAFC 3rd round: Dungourney 16 Cobh 1-7 JHL Division 1: Dungourney 412 Russell Rovers 1-8 JHL Division 3: Dungourney 18 Killeagh 2 -12 JHL Division 1: Dungourney 38 Killeagh 1-12

Junior footballers lose out to late, late Cobh goal

Dungourney 1-6 Cobh 1-7

On Tuesday, April 27th, our junior footballers travelled to Rostellan to play Cobh in the third round of the East Cork JAFC. In the first half we played reasonably well with the wind on our side. We led by 1-6 to 0-3 at half time and could have had a few more scores on the board. In the second half, Cobh had the advantage of the strong wind, so we were under a lot of pressure. Cobh had a lot of possession of

the ball and we had led for the entire match until two minutes from full time, when Cobh got a late goal, holding on for a onepoint victory. Full time score: Dungourney 1-6 Cobh 1-7.

Junior A hurlers defeat Killeagh with two late goals

Dungourney 3-8 Killeagh 1-12

On Saturday night, May 15th, our Junior A hurlers travelled to Killeagh to play the home side in the JHL Division 1. Prior to this match, we had got one victory and one defeat in the league, so we were looking for another victory here. It was a fairly even first half, but in the second half Michael Hickey was sprung from the bench and he had a great impact in the match later on. As the half went on, Killeagh were playing well and went into the last five minutes with a four point lead in the closing stages of the match. Michael Hickey scored two goals for us to give a two-point victory. Full time score: Dungourney 3-8 Killeagh 1-12. Anyone interested in getting text messages for matches this year can contact any club member or Michael Lane on 086 8811420.

East Cork GAA Results & fixtures FIXTURES Wednesday, May 19th; Star Homes JHL - Div 2: Midleton 2 vs. Dungourney at Midleton, 7.30pm Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 2: St. Catherine’s vs. Lisgoold at Ballynoe, 7.30pm Thursday, May 20th: Star Homes JHL - Div 2: Youghal vs. Cloyne at Copper Alley, 7.30pm.

Friday, May 21st: Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 1: Carraig na bhFearr vs. Cobh at Carrignavar, 7.30pm.


Ml. O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Castlemartyr 2-6 Cobh 0-11 Erin’s Own 0-11 Midleton 0-7 Star Homes JHL - Div 1 Dungourney 3-8 Killeagh 1-12 Star Homes JHL - Div 2 Cloyne 0-10 Carrigtwohill 1-7

Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 1 Dungourney 1-8 Killeagh 2-12

Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 2: Lisgoold 0-14 Castlelyons 1-11.


J2 Hurling League, Aghada vs. Sars in Riverstown, 7.30pm 22/5/10: Intermediate Hurling League, Aghada vs. Fr. O’Neill’s in Ballymacoda at 6.30pm.

Senior Football Championship 1st Round

Aghada 1-15 Na Piarsaigh 0-9

Aghada were very impressive in this commanding victory over Na Piarsaigh in this first round match in Midleton on Friday night. From the throw-in we stamped our intention on the game as Pearce scored a well-worked point off his left leg. In the first 15 minutes we played slick, fastmoving football which Na Piarsaigh could not live with. In this spell we got fine scores from Cian, Trigger, Stephen and Mick Russell and when Cian scored a cracking goal low and hard despite the best efforts of the Na Piarsaigh goalkeeper, we were well on top.

In defence, ably led by captain Kieran O’Connor, Eoin Healy and Brian Wall didn’t put a foot wrong and Johno, John Connolly and Ronan all covered manfully. In the middle, Pearce and Tom controlled matters, and, up front, Stephen and Cian led their lines well, ably supported by the rest of the forwards. James was unlucky that his fierce shot went wide of the upright. Soon after he scored a good point. Before half-time we got more scores from Mick and Cian from frees. At half time, we led 1-8 to 0-5 and looked well in control, having played nearly all the football while John Gardiner got two

fine points for Na Piarsaigh and their other scores came from frees.

The second half started the same as the first with Aghada dictating matters and getting 2 scores from Cian’s frees. As the second half went on, it was clear as long as we did not concede a goal we would not lose this game. The defence repelled everything that came their way and were in mean mood. Pearce got a fine point (his second of the hour). Na Piarsaigh kept in touch mainly through frees and another John Gardiner point from play. Aghada brought on both Josh O’Shea and Shane Wall during the second half and both played well with Josh coming in for some special treatment, but coped with it admirably. As the game came to its conclusion, we kicked over 4 points - the pick of these being a great score from Kieran.

In the end we moved smoothly into the next round. A job well done by all, we can now concentrate on hurling and the upcoming game against Bandon. Castlemartyr GAA Golf Society The Golf Society had its first outing last Saturday when 26 golfers descended on Fota. A great day was had by all. Conor Cronin, on his first outing, won with 39 points; second was an impressive Martin Hennessy with 38 points; Rory O’Connor was third with 37. Jim O’Shea, Captain Christy O’Shea and Tony Connelly ended up with 36 points. The back nine was won by Kieran Higgins with 19 points while Ken O’Keeffe won the front nine with 18 points. The next outing is to Dungarvan on Saturday, May 20th. Tee-time at 11.30am.

Dungourney camogie THE Dungourney camogie girls took part in an U14 Feile Blitz in Coachford on Saturday, April 24th. They played three matches. The first match was against Banteer which ended in a draw. The second match saw Dungourney take on Aghabullogue which proved to be a tough game and, as Aghabollogue were a strong team, they won this game. The third match was against Bishopstown, and the sides were more evenly matched in this game even though Bishopstown won. Overall, this blitz was an excellent experience for the girls giving them great practice of their skills.

The U12 girls met Blackrock on Sunday, April 25th. This was a

great game of camogie with great determination on both sides. Our girls played - as usual - to the best of their ability, but Dungourney were that bit stronger and won this game on a scoreline of 5-1 to 1-0.

The U12 girls also had a a match in Dungourney on Thursday, April 29th against Bishopstown. The girls played very well also in this game and seem to be on a roll, winning again 4-1 to 1-2.

Overall, it is quite busy at the moment, and training continues outdoors at the GAA pitch on Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am (up to 4th class) and from 11am to 12noon (from 5th class to U16 level).

Glenville girl is Euro GAA star


GLENVILLE’S Sylvia McCarthy was one of the stars of the show for the all-conquering Belgium GAA ladies football team who won the first ever ladies football European GAA tournament last week.

The Glenville/Watergrasshill footballer is pictured above at the official launch of the European GAA season outside the European Parliament Brussels with local MEPs Sean Kelly and Alan Kelly.


Sylvia is hoping to be part of the Belgium GAA team that wins the 2010 European County Championships.


THERE was no winner of Monday night’s lotto draw. Nos. drawn were 15, 25 and 31. The jackpot now stands at €3,000 Remember if your not in you can’t win.

Junior A Hurling League

Killeagh 1-12 Dungourney 3-08

On Saturday evening, Killeagh’s junior hurlers lined out for there first league game of the season. We struggled for a long time this year to find a management team to take over this team. so thanks to Kevin O’Connor who took up the roll of Bainisteoir and Mike Landers and Liam Kelly as Roghnaitheoiri. We started brightly notching up 1-07 in the opening half going in two points up at the break, with the goal courtesy of a Phllip O’Neill 21 yard free. We pulled further ahead in the second half, going five points clear at one stage, however a late fight back saw Dungourney score 2-01 at the closing stages, to shade it by two points. Good all round performance by our boys in green and their management team.


SHLvs. Barrs on 19/5/10 at 7.15pm in Killeagh

SHL vs. Midleton 23/5/10 at 7pm in Midleton 5/6/10: Killeagh host the championship decider of Youghal vs. Watergrasshill. Lots of help will be required on the field that day.


Pairc Uí Chinnéide Fundraisers Buster Night at Youghal Greyhound Stadium on Friday, May 28th. First race 8pm. €2,000 worth of prizes. Great night assured. Tickets entitles holder to free entry and race card.

Golf classic

Our 14th annual golf classic will take place at Youghal Golf Club from July to 0th. Open to club and non-club members. Teams of 3. Great craic. Contact Ray Rochford or any club member for a score card.

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Erin’s Own grind out extra time victory over Midleton to progress to semi final ERIN’S OWN 0-11 MIDLETON 0-7 AET


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

FOR the second time in ten days, Midleton had to endure extra time in the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship. On this occasion they found nothing in reserve, and it was Erin’s Own who found the extra scores that were needed to progress to a semi-final meeting with Castlemartyr.

Midleton were without ace marksman Stephen Moore who was injured, but his presence was hardly felt in the opening half as Midleton started superbly with Aidan and Declan Ryan, along with Kevin Mulcahy and Paul Barry all landing points to just one in reply for Erin’s Own from the boot of Alan Bowen. Indeed, this was to be their only score of the half as Midleton continued to dominate, adding two further points, while Declan Ryan should also have goaled as the Magpies led by 0-6 to 0-1 at the interval.

Few would have predicted a major turnaround as, on the resumption, it was Erin’s Own that took up the running with points from Diarmuid Ring and Mossie Carroll closing the gap to just three points, while Erin’s Own also shot some very bad wides. Midleton were finding it difficult to get going in the second half and, while Aidan Ryan, Paul Barry and Killian Burke tried to take the game to Erin’s Own, their efforts fell short of scores although it took a fine save from Ryan O’Neill to keep Erin’s Own in the match, as he got down well to save from Pat White, but Sean Hennessy did manage to get a point for Midleton. That too was to be their final score of the half as an Erin’s Own side, driven on by Pat Fitzgerald, Shane Murphy and team captain Daire Dennehy, went in search of equalising scores. Points from Diarmuid Ring and Shane Murphy left just the mini-


Midleton, who lost out to Erin’s Own after extra tme

Junior Hurling League Div III

Lios gCul 0-13 Castlelyons 1-10

HONOURS were shared at Pairc Lios gCul on Friday night in the Division III Hurling fixture as our opponents late-late equaliser denied us the brace of points on offer. A very entertaining tie saw the lead exchanged throughout, as both sides provided a very respectable performance. The brilliance of Jamie Hurley at full-back was the stand-out feature for the hosts, as the Ballyedmond man repelled wave after wave of attack. Hurley was well supported by the ageless midfield maestro Finbarr Brosnan who hurled magnificently throughout. Up front, Eoin Hegarty poached three sublime white flags, each better than the previous, while John McCarthy was peerless in

his central role. Peter Leahy, from play, from frees and from a superb sideline effort (a lá Ben O’Connor) must be forcing his name into Mike Woods’ thinking for the first team already.

A number of missed opportunities to put the game beyond reach towards the long whistle was punished as out visitors registered the levelling score late on to end a very worthwhile and thoroughly entertaining tie allsquare.


Junior Hurling League Div III: Lios gCul vs. St. Catherine’s, 19/5/10 at 7.30pm in Ballynoe


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mum between the sides before Daire Dennehy sent over a smashing equaliser to send the game to extra time. Midleton did play a hurling challenge against Antrim the previous evening and how much this took out of the players remains to be seen as Erin’s Own certainly had the legs on them in the second half and again in extra time, as Midleton could not get into their first half rhythm.

Just one point was scored in the first period of extra time with Shane Murphy putting Erin’s Own in front for the first time in the match. It may well have been different, but Ryan O’Neill did well to save from Paul Barry who was forced to shoot with his left foot and, had Midleton got a goal, they may well have kicked on. Instead, it was Erin’s Own that continue to grow in stature and ,as the time progressed, the Caherlag outfit were getting on top.

email details to Club PRO Brendan Healy on 087 9176891.

Lotto: We have a winner!

The three numbers pulled from the drum last Tuesday, indicating the winning numbers in the club lotto were 4, 17 and 30 and these were the magic numbers chosen by winner Helena Mulcahy. Congratulations to Helena on this great win, which we hope you will enjoy greatly. Consolation prize winners on Tuesday were Mona McCarthy, Pad Mahony, Moss O’Connell and Maire O’Driscoll.

Holding just a point advantage after the first period of extra time, Erin’s Own took over for the final ten minutes with points from Diarmuid Ring, Killian Murphy and Alan Bowen moving them into a winning position as Midleton ran out of steam.

Erin’s Own, who saw off Midleton after extra time

This game was played under the new GAA rules and referee Mark Murphy saw a seamless transition with just one or two dubious handpasses escaping his notice in an otherwise impressive display.

Midleton: D Ryan and S Hennessy 0-2 each, P Barry, K Mulcahy and A Ryan 0-1 each. Erin’s Own: D Ring 0-3, A Bowen, S Murphy and M Carroll 0-2 each, K Murphy and D Dennehy 0-1 each. Midleton: B Behan, K Burke, S Corcoran, J O’Donnell, S Hennessy, B Fitzgerald, E Ferriter, A Ryan, A Cotter, P O’Mahony, P Barry, S O’Farrell, P White, D Ryan and K Mulcahy. Sub used J O’Mahony for P White 60. Erin’s Own: R O’Neill, P Fenton,

Niall Scanlon is sent tumbling as he wins a free for Erin’s Own

R O’Carroll, D Dennehy, N Scanlon, P Fitzgerald, S Crowley, P Walsh, B McHugh, M Carroll, A Lane, S Murphy, D Ring, A Bowen and S Ahern. Subs used K Murphy for A Lane 30, A

Power for P Walsh 30, A Lane for B McHugh inj 43, R Ahearn for S Ahern 45. Referee: Mark Murphy, Bride Rovers.

vided the opposition for Dinny Cahill’s side at Castlemartyr.

all of his squad and East Cork was an ideal location to base the team given its strong hurling background. Dinny said they were looking forward to the championship, but good games were hard to get up north, which is why the Saffrons decided to head south this time round!

Saffrons come south

Quick quiz

Last week’s teaser asked who the most recent Lisgoold player was to represent Cork, and to wear the red jersey in the National Tony Forristal Tournament ? The answer was, of course, John Cashman. This week, we ask if you know who the captain of the Lisgoold Leamlara Ladies Football team, who recently reached the final of the East Cork Junior Football Championship is ? Answer next week.

THE Antrim hurling team stayed in the Bayview Hotel, Ballycotton over the weekend, playing a challenge game on Friday evening against the Midleton Senior Hurling side, as a curtainraiser to the Aghada /Na Piarsaigh SFC game. On Saturday afternoon, the Imokilly senior hurling side pro-

Finally, on Sunday, the players from the Saffron county played the Cork U21 side as their threematch sojourn to the south came to an end. Speaking to Dinny on Friday night, he was delighted to be able to get quality games for

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Aghada reunites 1983 U14 Castlemartyr hold out as Football County Champs - Cobh rally just falls short CASTLEMARTYR 2-06 COBH 0-11 and plants a tree too!


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Cobh captain Dermot O’Rourke pictured with referee James Bermingham and Castlemartyr captain Robert O’Donoghue before the start of the Junior Football quarter-final. O’Rourke recieved a straight red card in the 26th minute but his side battled hard and just failed to take the game to extra time

Martin Day, Juvenile Sec.; Maurice Cashman, Vice-President; Barry Day, Senior Sec.; Michael O’Brien, East Cork Board Chairman, John Motherway and Robin Triggs, Chairman, Aghada GAA

THE club had a great day last Sunday as Rostellan basked in glorious sunshine. Young and old took part in Lá na gClub and a mighty day was had by all. The day opened with an underage camogie match with a view to forming a club in the near future. Margret O‘Callaghan, the last Camogie Captain (1966 Whitegate Refinery) started proceedings. Next up, our Vice-President Maurice Cashman planted an ash tree to mark our 125th birthday.

Then we honoured the U14 football county champions of 1983 who beat Kilshannig in the country section all those years ago.

The panel was as follows: L. Berry, B. Alcock, J. Mulcahy, J. Fleming, B. Tynan, G. O’Brien, F. Condon, M. O’Connor, J. Motherway, B. Tynan, B .McCann, K. Fitzgerald, M. McCarthy, M. Crowley, D. Walsh, P. O’Donoghue (Captain), M. Lewis, E. O’Riordan, C. O’Shea, S. O’Keeffe, R. Henley, H.

Erin’s Own need extra time Erin’s Own 0-11 Midleton 0-7 ERIN’S Own needed extra time to see off the challenge of Midleton in the Junior Football Championship last weekend.

In what was an exciting and tough encounter, Erin’s Own deserved the win as they were the better team over the eighty minutes. Midleton opened the scoring with a point from play which was answered by a similar score from Alan Bowen after five minutes. Midleton, aided by the stiff breeze, then dominated the game for the next ten minutes and Erin’s Own were lucky not to have conceded three goals in this period.

Ryan O’Neill, who was outstanding in goal throughout the game, denied Midleton their first goal attempt with an excellent save and Midleton squandered two other glorious chances before Erin’s Own came to grips with the game. Erin’s Own settled and were creating chances of their own, but poor shooting prevented them from adding to their

tally before the short whistle, but they were still in a good position at half-time on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-1.

Erin’s Own introduced Killian Murphy and Andrew Power for the second half and moved Maurice O’Carroll to midfield and from the throw-in Erin’s Own were a much improved team.

Diarmuid Ryng got the first of two great second half points early on and Maurice O’Carroll capped an impressive second half display with two points to leave only a goal between the sides. Midleton were now struggling and even though their only point of the second half increased their lead to four points, Erin’s Own continued to control the game. When Shane Murphy converted a free with five minutes remaining, the lead was down to a minimum. We again wasted a few great scoring opportunities before Dáire Dennehy played a

O’Callaghan, P. Godfrey, R. Lewis, W. McCann. The Chairman Robin Triggs presented them with a framed photo of the team.

It was only now the fun started with the kids sports, penalty kicks, putting the ball through the tyre etc. But the best excitement was held for last when we had two mighty sack races. Pauline Ryan won the mothers’ race while the mens was hotly disputed! captain’s part and scored the equaliser to force extra time. Erin’s Own continued their grip on the game and held Midleton scoreless in the two periods of extra time while we added four more points to our tally through Shane and Killian Murphy, Alan Bowen and Diarmuid Ryng. Along with the aforementioned players Erin‘s Own also had excellent performances from Niall Scanlon and Patrick Fitzgerald in defence. TEAM: Ryan O Neill, Paul Fenton, Ronan O Carroll, Dáire Dennehy (0-1) (Captain), Niall Scanlon, Patrick Fitzgerald, Seán Crowley , Brian McHugh, Patrick Walshe, Maurice O’Carroll (0-2) Alan Lane, Shane Murphy(0-2f), Diarmuid Ryng (0-3),Alan Bowen (0-2 ), Stephen Ahern. Subs used: Killian Murphy(0-1), Andrew Power, Ronan Ahern.

Erin’s Own will hold their annual Golf Classic in Cork Golf Club on Friday, June 18th at 7.30am. Team of three costs €180. Contact any Club Officer if interested in entering a team or providing sponsorship.

CASTLEMARTYR survived a difficult Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior A football quarter-final match last Saturday evening with a one point win over Cobh in Ballinacurra.

Their opponents played the full second half with only 14 players after team captain Dermot O’Rourke was dismissed by referee James Bermingham, following an incident with Damien McAuliffe, which saw him receive a straight red card. Castlemartyr really dominated the first half and had the first score after three minutes, when Eddie Clifford slotted over the game’s opening point, but Cobh were level six minutes later when Liam Greaney scored a good equaliser from 20 metres. The immediate response from Castlemartyr was a goal, when a long ball up the field found Brian Ó Tuama who played the perfect pass to Barry Lawton, and he slammed the ball into the Cobh net for the game’s opening goal. The men in red were really on top now and could have had a second goal soon after but, somehow, Mossy Hodnett missed the chance. The cornerforward made amends seconds later with a well-taken free to put

Castlemartyr five points clear on the eleventh minute.

Cobh, to their credit, fought back with two points, one from play through Sean Daly and a pointed free from Derek Barrett, but Castlemartyr hit back with their second goal when Hodnett made no mistake in slotting the ball home after a great set up from Jimmy Smiddy. Disaster struck Cobh on the 26th minute when their Captain Dermott O’Rourke was given a straight red card following a tangle with Castlemartyr’s Damien McAuliffe, but the Cobh men kept the margin to five points at the break as Castlemartyr led by 2-2 to 0-3.

Many thought it was ‘game over’ for Cobh at that stage but, in a magnificent response, the Cobh boys kicked over six unanswered points in a devastating eleven minute period in the second half, as Derek Barrett hit four points over and Patrick Sloane scored twice to give Cobh the lead for the first time, with Castlemartyr now really having a game on their hands. The sides exchanged points for the next fourteen minutes and were level again until the 62nd minute, when Mossy Hodnett


U12 EAST CORK FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Lisgoold 6-11 Cloyne 2-04 U14 EAST CORK HURLING LEAGUE: Castlelyons 5-14 Cloyne 1-09

sent over the crucial point to send Castlemartyr into the lead again. Cobh did have one final chance to take the game to extra time but a long-range effort fell agonisingly wide as this year’s campaign comes to an end for Cobh, while Castlemartyr progress to a semi-final meeting with Erin’s Own.

Castlemartyr: M Hodnett 1-2, Barry Lawton 1-0, E Clifford 02, Brian Lawton and A Bowens 0-1 each. Cobh: D Barrett 0-5 (3f) P Sloane 0-2, S Daly, L Greaney, B Aherne and S Barrett 0-1 each. CASTLEMARTYR: MJ Cremin; S O’Donovan, R O’Donovan (Capt) B Smiddy; B Ó Tuama, A Bowens, B Ó Tuama; O Smiddy, D McAuliffe; Brian Lawton, E Clifford, J Smiddy; M Hodnett, Barry Lawton, E O’Keefe. Subs used: K O’Leary and D Deehan.

COBH: M Kennedy; A Walley, N Kavanagh, D Tallon; L Greaney, B Aherne, R O’Connell; D Barrett, A Walley; D O’Rourke, O Wilson, W Bruton; S Barrett, S Daly, P Sloane. Subs used: P O’Halloran and L McDermott. REF: James Birmingham (Bride Rovers).

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Aghada sweep past Na Piarsaigh in senior football opener


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Under 10 Football Challenge

vs. Glenbower Rovers

AGHADA and Glenbower Rovers met on a bright but chilly Wednesday evening in Killeagh. We had 30 on the panel for this game, the highest attendance so far this year. We split into two 13-a-side teams and put in two very good displays.

On the old field in Killeagh, Sean Morrissey was excellent, as was Ivan Perez. Jamie O’Hanlon put in a very good display with Cian Cotter and Dylan Buckley also impressive. Ronan O’Connell was singled out for great praise by onlookers at the game, as he worked tirelessly to hassle the backs coming out with the ball and contributed well to Aghada’s attacks. Aghada ran out winners in the end in this one.

On the back field, the other 13 A side showed some great play, with a nice brand of passing football at times. Alan Hogan and Ciaran O’Driscoll were especially impressive in the backs Alan Hogan was out in front of his man consistently showing good reading of the game, and Ciaran again was very impressive and strong in the tackle. Diarmuid Phelan, in the second half, played with guile and pace shining through. Rory Bawden also scored a very good point in the second half. Daniel McGauren also popped over a few points and scored a great goal with his hands, finishing off a great move. Also having good games were Mark McCarthy, Liam Hennigan and Oisin Counihan in midfield. Darragh Ryan put in a very intelligent dis-

play at corner-back and cornerforward – Thomas Busteed in goals also showed great calmness in his kickout and general play. This game was also won. Under 10 Football Challenge vs. Glanmire After two good wins the week before in Killeagh for our two under ten teams, the shoe was on the other foot, one week later, as Aghada lost both under ten games against a very impressive Glanmire team. Glanmire took advantage of some poor marking throughout both games by Aghada to stamp their authority early on. However, there was some very good play from Aghada at times and they clawed their way back into both games.

On Field One – Diarmuid Phelan showed very good bravery, carrying on playing after getting a fair few knocks in the game. Craig Hogan played well also. The final scoreline on this one was Glanmire 7-6 Aghada 6-4. On Field Two – Alan Hogan put over some excellent long range scores in this match and Mark McCarthy was also impressive, putting over several good points. Rory O’Connell helped himself to two points also. The score of the day was from Cormac O’Keeffe who was alive to the breaks in front of the Glanmire goal, seized the ball and - although surrounded by a number of Glanmire backs - managed to fire the ball over for a great minor. Aghada were reminiscent of the famous Newcastle United defence (in the Kevin Keegan era) at times, with the match turning into a real end-to-end encounter. Man of the Match on field two was Michael Barry who, recovering from an ankle injury, took his place between the sticks. Without Michael, the scoreline

would have been double what it was for Glanmire and some excellent saves were made. Michael’s long kickouts to the wings also set up a lot of attacks.

U8 & U10 football & hurling training in Rostellan

FOOTBALL Every Saturday morning from 11am for 1 hour for U8s with Seanie O’Keeffe 086 8917745. Every Saturday morning is football training for U10s at 11am for 1 hour with Dave O’Hanlon 086 3728347.


The Aghada side that swept past Na Piarsaigh

HURLING: Every Sunday morning is Hurling training for U8s at 11am for 1 hour approximately with Pat O’Connell 086 8033802.

Every Sunday morning is hurling training for U10’s at 11am for 1 hour with Emmett Foley 087 6146628.

All families are welcome, and there’s usually a cuppa in the Clubroom kitchens!

Féile Spraoi Iomáint Ui Mac Coille- U10 hurling 2010

On Thursday, May 6th, at 7.30pm,the participating under 10 hurling mentors/managers met at the launch of the 2010 summer mini-blitzes at Aghada Gaa grounds in Rostellan. The Féile Spraoi Iomáint Ui Mac Coille Fé 10 Finals Blitz will take place in Rostellan on Saturday, September 11th.

CLG Eochaill celebrates Lá na gClub ON SUNDAY, May 9th CLG Eochaill celebrated Lá na gClub in style with a full programme of events for all of the juvenile members in the club. Blitzes were held for the U6s, U8s & U10s while the U12s, U14s & U16s held a series of hurling skills competitions.

Each team on the day was assigned a member of the Intermediate team as manager, and the action commenced with a parade from the hall out on to the field, cheered on by family and friends. Afterwards, the kids were presented with a medal to mark the day and danced the evening away, thanks to DJ Barry. Many thanks to all who helped out on the day.


Youghal’s Lá na gClub’s Under 10 team

The speedy Stephen O’Keeffe takes on Sean Óg Ó hAilpín

AGHADA swept into the third round of the Evening Echo Sponsored Cork Senior Football Championship with an impressive nine-point winning margin over city rivals Na Piarsaigh in a match played at Clonmult Memorial Park in Midleton last Friday evening.

Aghada, playing with the wind in the opening half, flashed over three points in the opening three attacks with Pierce O’Neill, Trevor O’Keeffe and Cian Fleming giving them the best possible start. Although Cian O’Mahony did point for Na Piarsaigh it was Aghada that were doing all the early pressing and, in a sweeping move started by Eoin Healy, the ball was worked swiftly to Cian Fleming, and from a very acute angle he managed to squeeze the ball home for the opening goal. A sweet Stephen O’Keefe point followed as Aghada led by 1-4 to 0-1 after a great opening ten minutes. Gradually however, Na Piarsaigh - with Aisake O’hAilpin at midfield - began to win some possession with the impressive John Gardiner pointing from play. Indeed, the Na Piarsaigh attack might have had a goal, but Shane Duggan shot wide when wellplaced. The football was good at this stage with Cian Fleming stretching the Aghada lead with two fine points, while teamate James O’Connell was unlucky to see a shot for goal go the wrong side of the post. As the half drew

to a close, Na Piarsaigh came more into the game with Colin Lynch pointing twice from frees while John Gardiner landed his second point from play.

At the short whistle, Aghada held a six point advantage as late points from Michael Russell and James O’Connell left Aghada ahead by 1-8 to 0-6 at the break.

On the resumption, Na Piarsaigh were expected to make a strong showing, but again it was Aghada that started the better with two fine points from the boot of Cian Fleming. While Na Piarsaigh did shoot three points in the opening ten minutes, they were always playing catch up, as Aghada worked very hard for one another. Team captain Kieran O’Connor led a strong defence where John Connolly and Eoin Healy caught the eye. At midfield, Pierce and Tom O’Neill more than held their own against a number of opponents, while in attack, the pace of Stephen O’Keefe and James O’Connell complimented the finishing skills of Trevor O’Keeffe, Michael Russell and Cian Fleming. As the half wore on, the Na Piarsaigh challenge became disjointed and just one point from a Cian O’Mahony free was their reward while, in contrast, Aghada landed four more points from play to run out convincing winners in the end. You can only

beat what is in front of you and Aghada will be delighted to have gotten over this first hurdle. They will be hoping for a favourable draw next time out but, for now, they will be content with a job well done. Na Piarsaigh, on the other hand, flattered to deceive and they will not be too happy with their overall display, which sees them having to go the back door route to stay in contention.

AGHADA: C Fleming 1-6, P O’Neill, M Russell and J O’Connell 0-2 each, T O’Keeffe, S O’Keeffe and K O’Connor 0-1 each. NA PIARSAIGH: C Lynch 0-3, C O’Mahony and J Gardiner 0-2 each, S Duggan and K Buckley 0-1 each. AGHADA: A O’Donoghue, B Wall, JP O’Connor, J Connolly, K O’Connor, R Power, E Healy, T O’Neill, P O’Neill, S O’Keeffe, D Creedon, M Russell, T O’Keeffe, J O’Connell and C Fleming. Subs used J O’Shea, S Wall and G Melvin. NA PIARSAIGH; W Daly, T Miller, M Prendergast, P Rourke, A Brady, S Og O’hAilpin, R McGregor, W Long, A O’hAilpin, C O’Mahony, P Gould, S Glasgow, S Duggan, J Gardiner and C Lynch. Subs used K Buckley, E McCarthy, G Sheehan, K Butterworth, T O’hAilpin and G Noonan Blood Sub. REFEREE: Michael Collins, Clonakilty.

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Youghal fail to take their chances as Kilavullen claim victory YOUGHAL 1-10 KILAVULLEN 2-9 Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



YOUGHAL will look back on this match and wonder why they did not win as, over the hour, they might possibly have claimed victory had they taken their chances.

Credit goes to Kilavullen and, in particular, their goalkeeper Sean O’Regan who produced a magnificent save with ten minutes remaining to deny James O’Mahony a second half goal that would have given Youghal a two point advantage. In the overall context of this match that save was crucial, and while Youghal wasted late chances to take the game to extra time, Kilavullen - who got all their scores from play - held out for a deserved victory.

As a contest this was a very even affair with Kilavullen having first use of the breeze. It was Youghal that were to open the scoring through Leigh Desmond, but Declan Dorgan equalised almost immediately. James O’Mahony put Youghal back in front, but again that point was cancelled out with a good score from Colm O’Connell. Kilavullen then took a grip on

proceedings with a superbly taken goal from Alan O’Driscoll, after good work from Paul Hartnett set him up. Youghal responded well to that setback as Leigh Desmond kicked three points in succession to ties the scores for a third time. Again, it was Kilavullen that were to take up the running and, after another quick break downfield, they again found the net in the 25th minute with Ian O’Gorman smashing the ball past a helpless Pat Mackey. Points from Billy Norris and Alan O’Driscoll left Kilavullen in a strong position at the interval as they led by 2-4 to 0-5.

On the resumption, Youghal got a huge boost as they were awarded a penalty inside the opening minute, which cornerback and Captain Paul O’Driscoll dispatched to the net under the new rules. That should have been a huge boost in normal circumstances, but Kilavullen responded in brilliant fashion with three unanswered points from Liam Dorgan, Colm O’Connell and Billy Norris to keep their half-time advantage intact.

Youghal camogie Youghal U14s 2-0 Castlelyons 0-1

THIS was a game that the Youghal girls had been looking forward to since Castlelyons beat them 3 weeks ago. The girls have worked very hard in training since and are improving dramatically. The game started at a fast pace, with Youghal determined not to concede early, as had been their downfall previously. They chased and fought for every scrap of possession, with their backs Jessica O’Keeffe, Niamh Crowley, Laura Donoghue, Ciara Flavin, Aoife Siochru and

Gemma O’Brien backed up by keeper Lauren Buckley repelling all attacks.

In midfield, Ameerah Goggin and Sophie Monaghan fed the forwards, Sarah O’Brien, Aoife McCarthy, Laura Donoghue, Zoe Goggin, Aoife Daly and Tara Clohessy O’Mahony with plenty of ball. Although Youghal conceded the opening point, the girls showed a great attitude to battle back with 2 great goals from Aoife McCarthy. Several subs were introduced in the second half and Emily Roche, Amy Quirke,

Youghal, at this stage, had made some positional and personnel changes and these began to pay dividends with Leigh Desmond, James O’Mahony and Brendan Coleman with two points, leaving just a point between the sides at the end of the third quarter. It was anybody’s game at this stage with tension mounting.

Kilavullen lost corner-back John O’Regan to injury and almost paid a heavy price as Youghal attacked, before his replacement came on with Nigel Roche sending James O’Mahony in on goal. The corner forward’s attempt for goal was somehow smothered by the alert Sean O’Regan and with the Kilavullen backs somehow keeping the rebound out, they

Patrick Egan breaks away, as Leigh Desmond and Brendan O’Sullivan close in

Cassie O’Brien, Aisling Cremin, Janice Daly and Catriona Savage all played their part in resisting a Castlelyons fightback. A very impressive showing from the girls, let’s hope they continue the good work.

Big Bazaar

The Big Big Bazaar in association with RTE 2’s The Den, was held in Youghal Community Centre recently and there was ample support from the whole community. Two teams (Youghal Scouts & Youghal Camogie Club) were competing against each other to be crowned the winner. The girls (Erin Galvin, Louise Demspey, Emer Farrell, Aoife




Youghal, who lost out to Kilavullen in the opening round of the IFC

managed to survive and, indeed, they lifted the siege with a Paul Hartnett point.

Youghal again cut the deficit to the minimum with a fine Jonathon Ormonde point, only for wing-back Barty Hayes to score an equally good point for Kilavullen, who still held a two point advantage with just minutes remaining. Youghal, to their credit, did not panic but - not for the first time - their shooting left them down as first Brendan Coleman and then Nigel Roche both missed 20 metre frees which would have taken the game to extra time.

O’Neill & Niamh Roche) did trojan work leading up to the event and gathered bric-a-brac to sell at the bazaar on the day. There also was a cake sale on the day and lots of fun games, raffles and even a chocolate fountain!

The girls also auctioned off a rugby ball which had been signed by the Munster Rugby team. At the end of a very long and exhausting day for the girls, it was announced that the camogie club were the winners. It was decided that any money raised would be split with a hard working charity and the camogie club and the girls chose St. Vin-

Leigh Dersmond is given a helping hand by a Kilavullen defender The failure of Youghal to take their chances means that they must now account for Castletownbere (who lost by a point to newly promoted Glanworth) in what is certain to be a very difficult assignment for the Youghal boys in a winner-takes-all second round contest.. YOUGHAL: L Desmond 0-5, P O’Driscoll 1-0, B Coleman and J O’Mahony 0-2 each, and J Ormonde 0-1. KILAVULLEN: A O’Driscoll 1-1, I O’Gorman 1-0, C O’Connell and B Norris 0-2 each, L Dorgan, D Dorgan, B Hayes and P Hartnett 0-1 each. cent de Paul, for the continuous hard work they put in to help out families in the community.

The Camogie Club would like to thank all that were involved in this event, especially the parents of the girls who supported them through the event and to anyone who supported the girls on the day, whether it was buying a cake or entering a raffle. All the support was greatly appreciated.

The girls raised €1,100 on the day and half of this has been presented to the Vincent de Paul. The money that was raised for camogie will go towards much needed training gear (sliotars, bibs, cones, hurleys, helmets, first aid supplies, etc.) The camogie club depends on money

YOUGHAL: P Mackey, P O’Driscoll, J Grace, M Cronin, Barry Ring, D Ring, Brendan Ring, L Desmond, B O’Sullivan, E Coleman, S Lyons, N Roche, AF O’Connor, B Coleman and J O’Mahony. Subs used A Fox, J Ormonde and A Kenny. KILAVULLEN: S O’Regan, P Sheehan, E O’Connor, J O’Regan, P Egan, B O’Driscoll, B Hayes, C O’Connell, D Dorgan, D Luddy, L Dorgan, B Norris, I O’Gorman, P Hartnett and A O’Driscoll. Subs used D Brosnan and K Finnegan. REFEREE: Kevin Murphy, Nemo Rangers. raised through fundraising or sponsorship for this gear so this was a huge support for us at the start of the season. We cannot thank Erin, Louise, Emer, Aoife and Niamh enough for the enormous effort they put into the event to help raise muchneeded money for the club and a great charity. The programme will be aired this Saturday, May 22nd at 10.30am. The U8 & U10 blitz is the next big event in the calender for the club with all our young stars really enjoying their training sessions on Tuesday nights. The venue for the next blitz is Fr. O’Neill’s on Thursday, May 27th.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Gaelscoil Eochaill Communions 2010

GAELSCOIL Eochaill’s First Holy Communions took place on Saturday last at the Holy Family Church, Youghal. ABOVE: Cara Nic Eachaidh and family

Treasa Ni Inneiri with her family

Oran Finn and family

Ross Bulman and family

Roisin Connolly and family

Roisin Ni Liath

Caoimhe Kinsley and family

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Inch and Park Communions 2010

Jonathon Guerin and family

Cathal Fitzgibbon

Chloe Walsh poses with her dad

Nadia Selouci and Saoirse Burns

Stephanie Long and family

Sarah Geaney and family

On Saturday last, Inch & Park NS held their First Holy Communion ceremony at Inch Church ABOVE:Liam Hoogstad and family

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal AN CHUIRT DUICHE (THE DISTRICT COURT)



Paul -

Foley -

In loving memory of Stuart Paul, late of Church Road, Ballycotton, who died on 20/5/2009. Some people make a difference, Just by being who they are, Their inner light shines bright, And touches lives both near and far. And even when they’re gone, They still forever play a part, In the smiles, the priceless moments, That are treasured in the heart. Greatly missed by Mam, Dad, Breda, Dylan and Ian.

In loving memory of a dear son and brother Vincent Foley, whose 12th anniversary occurs on Friday, May 21st, 2010. They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason, Will change the way we feel. For no one knows the heartache, That lies behind our smiles, No one knows how many times, We have broken down and cried. We want to tell you something, So there won’t be any doubt, You’re so wonderful to think of, But so hard to be without. Sadly missed by Mam, Dad, brothers Pat, Denis, John and James, sisters Tina and Frances, sisters-in-law Margaret and Annmarie, nephews Daniel, Nathan and Donnacha, nieces Chloe, Laura, Kiera and Jasmine and dear friends Paul, Maurice, John, Elaine, Shauna and Elaine. Mass in Killeagh Church, on Friday, May 21st at 7.30pm.

1st Anniversary

12th Anniversary

Higgins 2nd Anniversary


TAKE NOTICE that David Keane of Cork Road, Midleton in the County of Cork intends to apply to the Court at Midleton on the 17th day of June 2010 for a Certificate of Qualification to hold an Auctioneer’s Licence to carry on business under the name of David Keane whose principal place of business in the State is Cork Road, Midleton in the County of Cork. Dated this 17th day of May 2010. Signed: W. St. Clair Rice & Co Solicitors, Midleton, Co. Cork To/ The District Court Clerk, Courthouse, Youghal, Co. Cork And/ The Superintendent, Garda Siochana Midleton, Co. Cork.




Applications are invited from Mechanical Contractors who wish to be included on the approved tender list for the above project. Qualification Criteria can be obtained by contacting the Board of Management c/o Principal by written request only. Applications to be returned to: Board of Management, c/o Principal, Bunscoil Mhuire, Youghal, Co. Cork on or before 12 noon on Friday, 4th June 2010




Applications are invited from Mechanical Contractors who wish to be included on the approved tender list for the above project. Qualification Criteria can be obtained by contacting the Board of Management c/o Principal by written request only. Applications to be returned to: Board of Management, c/o Principal, Midleton Convent National School (St Brigid’s), Midleton, Co. Cork on or before 12 noon on Friday, 4th June 2010


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Paul -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of Stuart Paul, late of Church Road, Ballycotton, whose anniversary occurs, tomorrow, May 20th, 2010. There is no night without a dawning, No winter without a spring, And beyond death’s dark horizon, Our hearts once more will sing. For those who leave us for a while, Have only gone away, Out of a restless, careworn world, Into a brighter day. Greatly missed by Colm, Theresa, Leanne, Sinéad, Cathal and Kieran.

Paul -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of Stuart, late of Church Road, Ballycotton, whose first anniversary occurs tomorrow, May 20th. A year ago this very day, God rounded up the best, And told them of Stuart, Who needed to take a rest. He gave his angels maps and charts, And told them where to go, ‘Take care this one is special, In life he served us so’. ‘That man sounds remarkable’, The angels did reply, ‘Won’t his family miss him, Surely God they’ll cry?’ ‘Oh, yes there’ll be lots of sorrow, His family holds him dear, But all their love can’t ease his pain, So I’d rather he was here.’ So Stuart if you’re listening, In the place you now call home, Our thoughts are always with you, For you are never alone.

Sadly missed by your aunties and uncle Don.

Hallissey -

11th Anniversary

In loving memory of Colin Hallissey, whose anniversary occurs on May 25th, 2010. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. Always remembered by his father John, sister Aimee and family.

Paul -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of Stuart Paul, late of Church Road, Ballycotton, whose anniversary occurs tomorrow, May 20th, 2010. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame, Your resting place we visit, And put flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there. Always remembered by Seán, Joan and Annie.

In loving memory of my dear mother Betty, who died on May 22nd, 2008. RIP. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, It’s the heartache of losing you, That will never go away. Sadly missed by your son David and Marilyn, x x

Higgins -

2nd Anniversary

Hayes -

4th Anniversary

In loving memory of Dick Hayes, a much-loved husband, father and grandfather, who died on May 24th, 2006. Silent memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year, Out of our lives you may be gone, But in our hearts you still live on. Sadly missed by your loving wife Chrissie and daughter Denise.

Hayes -

4th Anniversary

In loving memory of Richard (Dick), whose anniversary occurs at this time. Dad, Always remembered, Never forgotten. By Noel, Tina, Nikki and Jason.

Pomphrett -

2nd Anniversary In loving memory of Betty, whose second anniversary occurs on May 22nd. You are always in our thoughts, And forever in our hearts and prayers. Always remembered by Mary, Paul, Emma, Sinéad, Michelle and James, x x x.

Robert Wiggins -

40th Birthday Remembrance

Your special day we cannot share, No cards to send, Or gifts to show we care. The way you left us, Will always seem unfair, So with broken hearts we whisper low, Happy birthday Bob, we miss you so. Will those who think of him on Sunday, May 23rd, raise a glass and say ‘Happy 40th Birthday, Bob.’

In loving memory of my mother, Catherine Pomphrett, late of Ballymaloe who passed away on May 19th, 2008. RIP. Time slips by, And life goes on, But in our hearts, You will never be gone. Always remembered by her loving son Tom, Violet and family.


In loving memory of John and Martin Troy whose anniversaries occur at this time. There is a bridge of golden memories, From here to Heaven above, It brings ye very close to us, It's called the bridge of love. And now when we feel lonely, And tears come to our eyes, We think of ye at peace, And know we should not cry. Love always and forever, Mam, Dad, Jackie, Denise, your niece and nephew xxx.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STUART PAUL Church Road, Ballycotton Died 20/5/2009 Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

THE Paul family would like to thank the following for their kind help at the time of our sudden loss: Wallis’ Funeral Home, Midleton, Fr. Aidan Crowley, John Walsh and the Ballycotton Coastguard, Garda Pat Walsh, the Ballycotton Lifeboat Crew, Mossie, Pat and Mary Walsh, Seamus Crowley, Derry Keogh, Grace Walsh, the Church Choir and Organist, Altar Servers and Sacristan Mary Kenneally. Also thanks to Dr. Carey, Dr. Seán McCarthy, Jerry and Mary Rose Lynch and all those who signed the book of condolence, sent Mass Cards, wreaths, floral tributes and to all our neighbours, friends and extended families. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.


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

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THE arrival of May and some lovely weather has heralded the beginning of seasonal misery for thousands of unlucky hayfever sufferers. It is reckoned that roughly 20% of the population is affected by what is officially known as ‘seasonal allergic rhinitis’, and it especially unfortunate for students sitting exams as their eyes itch and water, their noses run, they cough and snuffle and may even suffer from a flare-up of eczema or asthma.

In Ireland, the main culprit is grass pollen, but many people are sensitive to other tree and plant pollens, starting from February and lasting till the autumn, depending when particular pollens are produced. As hayfever victims know, weather certainly affects their symptoms. For example, a very wet May can delay flowering and the production of grass pollen by a couple of weeks. On a wet June day rain will wash pollen out of the air, but a lovely sunny summer day, with light winds and no rain, between now and July spells misery for hayfever sufferers allergic to grass pollens.

The worst times of the day are early morning when pollen rises with warming air, and in the evening when it descends as the air cools. Many people find it helps to avoid being outside at these times – not always an easy option – and to keep windows shut at night to prevent pollen entering bedrooms. What can be done to help? The best method is prevention, but year on year people forget about the previous year’s symptoms or hope this year will be better. Perhaps this article should have been written in January, but who wants to think about hayfever while recovering from Christmas!

As effective prevention, a teaspoon of local honey a day from January on, containing traces of local pollens, allows the body to get used to these minute grains so that a person’s immune system doesn’t over-react when suddenly exposed to them in May and June. Pollen nuggets taken over the same period can also work very well. Synthetic anti-histamines are available in pharmacies, but for people who prefer natural products, we find the anti-histamine properties of three products work well: quercetin capsules, (bioflavonoids from fruit), vitamin C and nettle which comes as tea, capsules or a liquid tincture. Many people find that cutting back on dairy foods during the peak hayfever weeks helps reduce mucus production. GIVE the humble croissant a scrumptious makeover with Garth’s recipe for Croissant Frits with Blackcurrants and Orange. Created by FoodActive’s Garth McColgan for Aldi, this simple dish adds a touch of ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’ to the traditional French breakfast of croissants and jam, giving you crispy croissants heaped in citrus goodness that are sure to raise a few ‘ooh la las’ at the breakfast table!

Chef’s Tip

The dish works really well with tinned raspberries too and, on a healthy note, blackcurrants are full of Vitamin C and a good source of potassium, phosphorous and iron.



3 croissants, halved across the middle 2 eggs 3 tbs sugar 60mls milk 1 tin of blackcurrants ½ orange, zested and juiced 4 tbs Crème Fraiche Butter for frying


1. Mix the eggs, milk and 1 tbs of sugar together. Set aside. 2. Drain juice off the blackcurrants and add the orange juice and the remaining sugar. Set aside.

3. Mix the orange zest into the crème fraîche. Set aside. 4. Heat a small knob of butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Dip the croissant slices into the egg mix and soak for 30 seconds. 5. Fry the croissant slices in the butter until golden brown and turn. Fry for a further minute.

6. Remove from the pan and top with the blackcurrants and some orange crème fraiche.

7. Serve with a wedge of orange (to cleanse your palate when finished).

Echinacea is useful, especially taken a week or two before symptoms appear, by helping to support the immune system so that it doesn’t go into overdrive when the pollen arrives.

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CONVENTIONAL nasal sprays work by restricting the blood vessels in the nose. However these blood vessels may dilate and cause the problem to return with increased need for the original spray. Bioforce Luffa spray is more gentle, does not have this effect and is a fast-acting boon for many hayfever sufferers with runny, itchy or blocked noses.

Luffa also comes in tablet form and as a tincture and in these forms it works best taken a week or two before the hayfever season starts. Other favourites are Nelson’s homeopathic Pollenna tablets and Nu Era Combination Q Tissue Salts, both of which are suitable for adults and children.


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Arcade Midleton knows that pink is a colour that will never go out of style and has many different shades for you to choose from, whatever your taste.

Maxi dresses are going to be huge this summer, already seen on catwalks and worn by Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie, Cheryl Cole and Sophie Dahl, and Arcade Midleton have a huge variety of colours and styles, including the one pictured far right, starting at just €19.99. The sandal wedges with flower detail pictured right are available in sizes 35 – 41 for just €24.99. Or how about a pair of pumps for €14.99, available in stone, white, navy and grey, in sizes 35 – 41. Pick up a funky long-strap bag for just €14.99 to complete the outfit.

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2010 is a very busy year for Ballintotis Area Community Council with their fundraising efforts for a new community centre. In March, a very successful Liam Lawton concert was held with over 850 people attending, while in April we had a well supported 4 Mile Road Race which attracted over 400 runners. As the momentum continues on the fundraising, our next event is a Vintage Car and Tractor run taking place in the Ballintotis / Castlemartyr and Midleton area on Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd. Ballintotis Area Community Council are grateful for the support of the Mogeely Vintage Club in organising this vintage run. Mogeely Vintage Club are well noted for helping good causes in the area. As part of the vintage run we will be carrying out collections in Midleton and Castlemartyr this weekend and your continued support will be much appreciated.

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300 Lebanese chefs set a world record when they concocted more than ten tonnes of hummus last weekend in a bid to beat their rival Israel’s attempts in their long running hummus war. That easily doubled the previous record of about four tonnes set in January in a town near Jerusalem. The bowl of Biblical proportions was made with seven tonnes of boiled chickpeas, two tonnes of tahini and 700kg of olive oil – equivalent to nearly 1million olives. It was all mixed together in a giant vessel which itself claimed the record for the largest earthenware dish.

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Tidy Towns’ groups gear up for planting

Disappointment at Glanbia vote

GLANBIA Society Chairman, Liam Herlihy, expressed disappointment that it had not secured the 75% majority vote needed to sell the Irish Dairy and Agri Business part of the company to the farmer stakeholders who voted narrowly against the proposal at the vote which was taken at Kildalton College. A total of 4,060 farmers from all over the South East (many from East Cork and West Waterford) attended, with 2,970 voting in favour, which was 73% - 2% short of what was required for approval. A second SGM planned for May 24th will not now go ahead as the required 2/3rd majority was not reached.

Communions and Confirmations

All across West Waterford the local Tidy Towns groups’ efforts can be seen as work commences on the preparations for summer planting of window boxes and flower beds. In Cappoquin and Ardmore, improvement to sewerage works are ongoing, so this will perhaps take away from this year’s efforts, while in Lismore, funding has been acquired to give the monument a face-lift which will further add to their overall presentation.

Tallow recently held a big clean-up and the Brideside town is looking very well, as all of the voluntary committees put in time and effort to have their local area looking good for summer judging. Whoever wins does not matter in one sense, as the civic duties undertaken on behalf on the local communities is to be welcomed, as all those who give a helping hand are to be congratulated for their efforts to keep our towns and villages looking good.

Ardmore’s Frank Colbert keeping us informed from South Africa IT IS great to hear from Ardmore man Frank Colbert who has been in South Africa for well over 20 years. He regularly contributes to a local paper about events on the other side of the world. Recently he wrote about the upcoming World Cup and paints a picture that is not so pretty about his adopted country where criminality runs riot and murder and robbery are common place. While it is expected that thousands of extra security personnel will be provided for the World Cup, one is perhaps lucky that Ireland have not qualified. We look forward to hearing more of Frank’s up-to-date and accurate reports in the coming weeks as the big event draws near.

Blackwater Ladies Club to meet in Kilworth

THE Blackwater Ladies club will meet at Carmel’s Nurseries in Kilworth this Thursday night, May 20th where the group will pay a visit to the local garden centre. Members are reminded to come along anytime after 7pm and bring a friend if you like.

Emer Casey memorial run YOUGHAL will host the Emer Casey Memorial Run this coming Sunday afternoon with athletes gathering at Pobailscoil na Trionóide for the event which takes place in memory of Emer Casey. This charity event, now in its fourth year continues to grow, as funds raised go to help fight ovarian cancer. Emer was just 28 when her short life ended but, thanks to the dedication of her family, this event - which has raised €450,000 in the past - continues to grow and, on Sunday next, that sum will, hopefully, further increase.

John Treacy Classic attracts a fine crowd

THE second John Treacy Classic Road Race in Villerstown on Sunday attracted a huge crowd to the West Waterford village for the 10k classic run. Philip Harty of West Waterford came home in front in the men’s race while Catriona McKiernan from Cavan was the first lady home. On the Saturday night at Dungarvan Park Hotel, Catriona McKiernan, Eamon Coughlan and John Treacy were on a champions’ panel for charity, which was also a huge success. Well done to the organising committee who put in a lot of work - and it showed as everything went off without a hitch.

IT HAS been a busy time locally with Communions and Confirmations taking place all over West Waterford. Last week Ardmore, Clashmore, Aglish, Villerstown and Ballinameela held their Communions while Ardmore and Grange welcomed the Bishop for Confirmations on Tuesday. They continue this weekend with St. Mary’s School in Grange’s communions this Saturday. Congratulations to all the boys and girls - we hope that you all enjoy your special day.

Waterford entertain Clare in Fraher Field

FOLLOWING their appearance in the Division 4 League Final, there will be more than a little interest locally in the Waterford vs. Clare Munster Football Championship game to be played at Fraher Field on Sunday. Clashmore, Ardmore, Ballinameela and An Rinn all have players on the panel, while Liam Dalton from Shamrocks is a Waterford selector. Should Waterford be victorious, then they will have to take on Limerick at home in the semi-final, so this is a great opportunity for the footballers to stay in the limelight.

Kinsalebeg Community Group celebrate success

THE ROUND Tower Hotel in Ardmore recently hosted a celebration party for the Kinsalebeg Community Group who were overall winners of the Waterford Community Forum Awards announced back in November. To coincide with the party, WLR-FM hosted an outside broadcast from the hotel, where many of the local people who attend the group were interviewed. Groups such as the Kinsalebeg Community Group do fantastic voluntary work for all the elderly people in the surrounding area with over 60 senior citizens now part of their Thursday Club. ‘Well done to all concerned as this award is recognition for the valuable work that you do,’ stated Oliver Coffey, Chairman of the Waterford Community Forum, who attended the function.

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But one thing is for sure. You won’t find another film that has ever been called Hot Tub Time Machine before. It’s such an unforgettable title that when one of the characters utters those words in the movie it earns a laugh.

Yet the story is so derivative the plot is widely being touted as The Hangover (last year’s smash hit rude comedy) meets the more family friendly time- travelling ethos of Back To The Future. Like The Hangover, there’s a bunch of blokes on a trip that’s wilder than their wildest dreams. And nightmares.

Like Back To The Future, someone is going to find out something rather strange about his folks. Potential viewers should be warned that Hot Tub Time Machine features copious drug use, wild sex, lots of foul language and adult scenes galore.

It’s great to see John Cusack back on form after 2012, while Chevy Chase pops up, reminding people why he was one of the biggest stars of the 80s.

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