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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

East Cork Journal

Issue No. 189

‘Midleton to gain at Youghal’s expense’ says Cumann na Daoine

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'[YOUGHAL] Town Council stands by as Midleton gains, but at Youghal's expense,' says Evelyn McGrath, Community Development Programme Youghal. Ms. McGrath states, in a letter to the East Cork Journal that 'The end of this week will see the closure of the Cumann na Daoine resource centre in Youghal, and the staff will be moved to SECAD (South & East Cork Area Development) in Midleton.'

A meeting was arranged for Cumann na Daoine’s current premises at Catherine Street, Youghal last night, Tuesday, May 3rd at Cumann na Daoine's premSt. Vincent de Paul, Age Action and the COPE ises in Youghal with the group's Management Foundation, amongst others. The centre was deCommittee, to see if this situation could be preveloped at a cost of €1.6m and Ms. McGrath asks, vented and / or by finding other alternatives. 'Why would any Government Department or SECAD want to close such a vital resource in a Deputy David Stanton told the East Cork Journal, town that so desperately needs it?' 'Cumann na Daoine have done great work in Youghal over the years, as have SECAD, and I Cumann na Daoine are hoping that SECAD will would be hopeful that there would be ways to get guarantee in writing the allocation of a part-time this situation to work. Of course, the country's not administrator to keep the Cumann na Daoine reflushed with money anymore, but I believe that source centre open and fully operational for the with a little imagination, there's always a way of people of Youghal, believing that the resource solving a problem.' centre, which hosts many services, will close down if there are no staff to service the building. Cumann na Daoine was set up in Youghal in 1996 and, in 2008, the group developed a community 'What local people want is an honest commitment resource centre for Youghal which, today, hosts to keep the resource centre in Youghal open,' Ms. activities for the HSE, VEC, CRY, Tabor Lodge, McGrath concludes.

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A SINGLE car traffic collision resulted in the death of a 25 year old man, on the N8 at Curraghprevin, outside of Rathcormac, at 3.15pm on Saturday last, April 30th.

Fermoy Gardaí are investigating the crash, which occurred when the driver of a motorcycle collided with a barrier. He was taken to CUH, where he was later pronounced dead.

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Thieves target Youghal Church on Easter Sunday

ON Easter Sunday, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Strand, Youghal was the victim of a heinous robbery, between the hours of 2pm and 3pm, when youths were observed - via CCTV - to have removed some of the altar cloths and a small religious statue. The property has not yet been recovered but, with the CCTV file footage being examined, Garda are optimistic about identifying - and apprehending - the thieves.

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Cloyne are créme de la créme at Milk Quality Awards Dairygold announces 2010 winners

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MICHAEL & Marie McGrath, Cloyne have been awarded the title of ‘East Cork Regional Winners’ at the Dairygold 2010 Milk Quality Awards.

Dairygold milk suppliers, Patrick & Noreen Cronin, Cahirkereen, Kilnamartyra, Macroom meanwhile, have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Dairygold 2010 Overall Milk Quality Award – a hotly contested title which saw eighteen finalists from Dairygold’s six milk supply regions recognised as being among the best quality milk producers in the world, and not just Ireland.


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Dairygold is immensely proud of the quality production standards of its milk supply, which the Co-Op Chief Executive Jim Woulfe described as ‘first-class’. The eighteen finalists were rated as ‘outstanding’ ambassadors and practitioners for quality milk production as the Chief Executive highlighted their achievements and also the outstanding performance of Dairygold milk suppliers generally in developing a first-class milk pool of exceptionally high quality. Mr. Woulfe illustrated the significance of Dairygold’s achievement by saying, ‘91% of Dairygold’s 200m-gallon plus annual milk supply rates a TBC of less than 30,000 cfu/ml, with 95% of the milk pool registering less than 500 in Thermoduric count. There has been a steady intensification of quality improvement with SCC levels reducing at a rate of 2.8% per annum over the last four years. Year to date results indicates that substantial gains in further quality progression will again be achieved in this current year.’

Mr. Woulfe told attendees at this year’s quality awards function in Cork that all regional winners registered a scorecard of 54.9 points or greater out a maximum 55 points, a measure of the excellence achieved. In 2010, the Co-Op paid an additional €1m in milk quality related payments versus 2009 and has retained these financial incentives to encourage further improvements of milk quality going forward.

Dairygold’s 2010 Milk Quality Award finalists had undertaken a rigourous evaluation process led by independent adjudicators Prof Charles Daly former Professor of Food Microbiology at University College Cork and Matt Ryan, a former Senior Dairy Specialist in Teagasc. The judges visited all eighteen-finalist farms for a detailed assessment taking account of Balanced Scorecard performance, milk constituents, farm facilities and animal husbandry. Winners of last year’s award scheme were prohibited from participation in the 2010 scheme to encourage a continuous flow (pardon the pun) of new front-line awardwinning quality milk suppliers from within the Co-Op’s catchment area.

Mr. Woulfe confirmed that Dairygold would extend its focus on quality milk production by introducing herd health disease testing at its newly accredited milk-testing laboratory in Mallow. Herd health screening programmes will be promoted to target animal health issues like BVD, IBR, Neospora, Leptospirosis and Johnes. ‘We will tackle these issues through a planned and coordinated approach comprising diagnostic tests, biosecurity and vaccination programmes. We will work with Munster AI’s herd health programme as well as with veterinary surgeons to promote and improve animal health within farms. We will encourage a strong herd health focus and organise projects with discussion groups, arrange for the assessment of herd health practices on dairy farms and organise special interest events on the topic,’ Mr. Woulfe concluded.

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96th anniversary of the Lusitania tragedy to be remembered in Cobh

THE commemoration of the 96th Anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania will take place in Cobh on Sunday, May 8th. Organised by Cobh Tourism, the ceremonies are fitting memorials to all those who lost their lives on that fateful war-time voyage.

The ceremony commences at the Lusitania graves in the Old Church Cemetery just outside Cobh at 1.45pm. Following prayers, musical honours by St. Colman’s Pipe Band and the Commodore Male Voice Choir and the laying of wreaths, the proceedings move to Cobh Town Centre. A Parade led by a Colour Party from the ONE and representatives of civic, maritime and historical groups will leave from the Old Town Hall on Lynch’s Quay at 2.30pm to the Lusitania Peace

Memorial in Casement Square.

Further ceremonies will take place here including a wreath laying ceremony. Of special significance this year will be the presence of Lady Loder of Eyrefield Stud in Co. Kildare who will lay a wreath in

memory of the Warren Pearl family. In January this year the last survivor of the Lusitania tragedy, Audrey Lawson-Johnston died at the age of 95. Audrey (born Audrey Warren Pearl) was only 3 months when she boarded the Lusitania with her parents, two

sisters, her brother and their two maids. The family was travelling to London as Audrey’s father, Surgeon-Major Frederick Warren Pearl, had been called to the American Embassy there. Audrey’s father had been in his stateroom when he heard the explosion and Audrey’s mother, Amy had seen the torpedo hit

from the deck. Both rushed to their cabin, sent the nursemaids and children up to the deck and followed them themselves. Due to the crowds on deck, they lost contact with their children and looked for them desperately as the ship plunged into the water. Having spent three hours in the water, Frederick Warren Pearl

was picked up by a lifeboat and subsequently rescued by a trawler. In Cobh he was reunited with his wife Amy who had been rescued by a tramp steamer. Audrey and her brother were rescued as their nursemaid managed to get them onto a lifeboat. Sadly Audrey’s two sisters and their nursemaid perished and the sisters are buried in the Old Church Cemetery, along with many of the others who lost their lives aboard the Lusitania. Lady Loder’s father Vivian Whiteright ‘Perky’ Warren Pearl was being carried in his mother’s womb at the time of the sinking and often claimed throughout his life that he was the rightful youngest survivor of the sinking! Following the ceremonies, the Band of 1 Southern Brigade will perform on the Victorian Bandstand at the Promenade in Cobh.

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Youghal takes a walk to remember for Féileacán

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The wind beneath Féileacáin’s wings THE Irish word, Féileacáin, means ‘Butterfly.

The organisation, Féileacáin, (which is the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland), is a voluntary group aimed at supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after.

Sunday last, May 1st was International BabyLost Mother’s Day and to mark this very special time, the local Youghal Group of Irish Féileacáin organised a very special event, ‘A Walk to Remember.’ The walk commenced at Market Square at 3pm and all were invited to partake in this journey of remembrance. A large group of people came from all over Cork City and County and parts of Waterford, to take part. White balloons, on which babies names and messages were written, were the symbol of love and remembrance and were given to all who came along. For those who could not attend on the day, Féileacáin also included their babies names on the White Balloons. Messages came from America, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and all were included. The Balloons would then be released, all together, on Youghal’s Front Strand.


Cork Family Carers Forum

CORK Family Carers Forum is holding its next meeting on May 12th at 7.30pm in the Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork.

The Forum intends to: * Bring family carers and agencies together to improve the quality of life for family carers and those in their care * To build the capacity of family carers and their support groups * To inform and impact upon policy development * To raise awareness of the issues facing, and the needs of, family carers * To enhance and develop services for family carers We encourage anyone involved in family caring to attend, and we look forward to seeing you on the night. For further information please contact Peter Cox on 021 4806397.

It was an emotive gathering, with many tears being shed, but it was also one of comfort and support and, indeed, many smiles.

On arrival at the Front Strand, a very moving ceremony preceded the release of the hundreds of balloons which were carried, bobbing and swaying ever higher, towards the skies. The large group, all sharing the same sadness, watched the progress of each balloon and even though most shed a few tears, they were replaced almost immediately with a smile of remembrance and love.

Susan Spillane, Absolute Flowers, Youghal supplied the balloons, Brooks SuperValu donated the refreshments and snacks for all who took part in the walk, and Caroline Foley sang beautifully at the beach. Féileacáin, on International Babylost Mother’s Day, say a heartfelt thank you for your caring and support. It means a lot.

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Cork East artists to meet TDs as part of National Campaign for the Arts

ARTISTS, arts workers and those passionate about the arts from East Cork are invited to meet newly elected TDs, Tom Barry, David Stanton, Sean Sherlock and Sandra McLellan on Monday, May 16th as part of the National Campaign for the Arts’ nationwide Meet and Greet.

This ‘Meet and Greet’, will be held in The Sirius Arts Centre, The Old Yacht Club, Cobh at 11.30am and is one of over 37 meetings organised with the 76 new TDs from their 43 constituencies nationwide. Meeting local TDs is one of the National Campaign for the Arts’ key strategies to ensure that the arts are on local and national government agendas and continue to be recognised as a vital part of contemporary Irish life. The 37 Meet and Greets have three main purposes.:

SECAD (South and East Cork Area Development), with support from UCC’s Coastal & Marine Research Centre, are holding a Walking Trails Seminar and Information Morning for community groups and other interested parties. SECAD has a vision to establish a high-quality network of community trails that are well-constructed, managed, advertised and maintained in the South and East Cork area (from Nohoval to Youghal). The benefits of creating community trails are manifold. They allow people to explore new areas, promote a healthy lifestyle, attract tourists, and generate income for the local community. Key speakers at the seminar will include experienced trail-development professionals from the National Trails Office and Coillte, along with Ballyhoura Development and Kilkenny LEADER Partnership. Participants will also hear from other community groups who have successfully developed trails, and get the opportunity to meet other Cork communities interested in developing their own trails. Meanwhile, SECAD will be there to advise on the financial support they are providing to communities to achieve the SECAD vision.

The FREE Seminar will take place today, Wednesday, May 4th, at the Radisson Hotel, Little Island from 9am-1pm. If you are interested in developing trails in your area, are already involved in trail planning, or wish to find out more, please come along. Contact SECAD to register either by email ( or by telephone 021-4613432.

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THIS year we are asking people who may never have had the opportunity to climb one of Ireland’s most beautiful mountains, to join us for our annual Galtee Walk. I think we are all guilty of overlooking what we have in our own locality. Here is your chance to correct that and to help a local charity at the same time. The Fermoy branch of MS Ireland is organising its annual family day out at the Galtee Mountains. This well organised event is perfect for individuals, families, who may just want to take in the spectaculer scenery, or maybe a group of work friends who just want a relaxing walk. Galteemore is, at 920 metres, (3,018ft) the highest inland mountain peak on the Galtee Mountain range in South Tipperary. The Galtee range forms the northern boundary of the famous Vee Valley & the Southern boundary of the equally famous Glen Of Aherlow. The walk this year is, as usual, on the third Sunday of June - June 19th - which is also Father’s Day. For further details/sponsorship contact Mary Lonergan on 025 32596 or 087 6682834; Elenor Duggan 052-746 7668 and Ciaran Goulding 058-60934,

* The National Campaign for the Arts wants to engage and grow a relationship with new local representatives. The organisation wants Tom Barry, David Stanton, Sean Sherlock and Sandra McLellan to know about the arts and to understand that its practitioners are a powerful resource. Local artists want to work with local government to affect change in the arts. * The Meet and Greet aims to inform and excite these decision-makers about the arts, highlighting the impact and penetration of the arts in this area. * Given the value of the arts to the economy, to Ireland’s international reputation, to tourism and to the general wellbeing of our citizens, TDs will be asked to commit to a continued active investment in the arts and to support the National Campaign for the Arts’ call for sustained finding for the arts.

With the arts and the creative sector generating nearly 100,000 jobs, and the growth rate for the creative sector in Ireland well above the European average, the National Campaign for the Arts and local arts workers throughout Ireland are mobilising themselves, local politicians and the wider community to understand the fundamental importance of the arts to Ireland’s economy and international reputation. Established in September 2009, The National Campaign for the Arts is a broad and inclusive coalition that reflects the scale, reach and diversity of the arts in Ireland today. Its membership has a national reach that includes major festivals, venues, producers and representative organisations in visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music, literature, architecture and collaborative arts.

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IN Killarney, John O’Shea - a local, found a Springer Spaniel while out walking in Muckross National Park. A quick look showed he was well kept and his collar said his name was Ralph. A good feed later he took the dog to his local vet to see if he could find the owners. The vet scanned the dog for a microchip and thankfully one was present but was registered to Joe & Priscilla Smith, a couple from…. Shropshire! While on holiday here, Ralph had gone missing, the couple had searched for him for three days but had feared the worst and gone home broken-hearted. Thrilled and relieved they gladly returned to collect their roaming Ralph! One of the saddest calls for a vet in practice is from a distressed owner who has come home to find their beloved pet gone. Dogs & cats can stray from sheer curiosity, chasing a scent or on the prowl for a new mate. Regardless, it is upsetting and dangerous and we must try to minimise the animal’s need to go.

Identification is key; even a collar with contact details attached will do. For most vets, microchipping is the Gold standard for irreversibly identifying your pet. A microchip is about the size of a large grain of rice, has a unique code and is inserted under the skin of your pet. The Chip code and your details are then registered with a central database. Even with identification a pet that strays from its usual surrounding is often in danger of injury or damage. Some other useful points are: Wanderers: Some pets are natural wanderers. Where this becomes an issue neutering your pet may greatly reduce their desire to roam. Companionship: It can also help to have an animal companion for your dog, especially if you are away at work for long hours.

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Sinéad has now returned and is determined to continue this level of care at her new clinic.

After a year in the making, Cloyne Veterinary Clinic is designed exclusively for our companion animals and boasts a fully equipped operating theatre, diagnostic imaging facilities (X-ray, ultrasound), in house laboratory, day ward, dog ward, cattery and isolation wards as well as a full grooming parlour. For enquires, please call 021 4651464.

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Compiled by Denise FitzGerald 087 812 8262 / Vintage Wheels go on Epping Forest Band the run in Youghal to visit Youghal ON Sunday next, May 8th, Youghal Vintage Club will be holding their ever more popular Annual Road Run with the proceeds, this year, going to Cystic Fibrosis. The members will assemble at Youghal Rugby Club from 10am where teas, coffees and refreshments will be served, and everyone is invited to come along and join them before the Road Run. The cavalcade of members with their much-loved vintage vehicles will leave the Rugby Club at 11am sharp for a journey which will take in Piltown, along the back road to Ardmore, and home again on the Main N25 to Youghal. A nice trip for our elder vehicles and, hopefully, the weather will smile down on all. So, Youghal Rugby Club at 10am onwards to meet, greet and wish the drivers well.

Tea Day in Youghal

Many will remember the visit to Youghal of the Epping Forest Band, under their conductor, Youghal man Denis Desmond. Such was the huge success of that occasion that Denis recently paid a return visit to his home town with a view to organising a second performance by this great band. The last performance took place in St. Mary’s Collegiate Church and featured Youghal Pipe Band and members of the Killeagh Choir. The monies raised were donated to Cancer Research which, it is hoped, will be the recipient this year. There will be approximately twenty seven musicians travelling to Youghal which, when combined with Youghal Pipe Band, singers and other musicians, will offer a superb and memorable concert. Tickets this year are priced as last year at €7 per adult or €20 for a family of four and will be available at the usual outlets.

The Flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la-la!

The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will hold their Annual Tea Day at the Holy Family Church Hall, Youghal tomorrow, Thursday, May 5th, running from 11am until 2pm. Last year’s Tea Day was a great success, and we are very grateful to the people who supported the event, which helped to raise money for this great cause. We would really appreciate your support again this year and, if you’d like more information or would like to help, please call Margaret Carey on 087 137 3578.

.....And in Kinsalebeg A tea evening in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will be held in Kinsalebeg Hall on Saturday, May 7th next at approximately 7pm, immediately after Evening Mass. A Monster Raffle will also be held on the night. All are welcome.

Sharing Night at GIY

The next meeting of the Youghal Grow It Yourself group will take place tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 5th at 6.30pm in Youghal Library. This special meeting is a Sharing Night, so those with excess seedlings or plants will be glad to pass them on, and receive from others. All are welcome and the wealth of knowledge available between these garden enthusiasts has to be experienced. Go along down and show them your soon-to-be green-fingers!

Youghal Flower and Garden Club are holding a super-informative evening on May 10th at 6.30pm in Greenbarn Garden Centre. The topic for the event will be Tubs and Hanging Baskets which, everyone will agree, can make even the smallest or darkest of places look spectacular. Come along and hear what Youghal Flower and Garden Club have to say about it all. May 10th, Greenbarn Garden Centre, 6.30pm. Promises to be a blooming great evening.

Are you mad about sports?

Are you unemployed and interested in a career in Sports Development, or being more involved in sports in your community in a voluntary capacity? An eight week Introduction to Sports Development Course will take place in Youghal, commencing in May. The course will be held each Tuesday and Thursday morning for eight weeks, and will give participants the opportunity to learn skills in organising activity sessions. Further information on this Youghal-based course is available from Claire Hurley at Cork Sports Partnership on 021 466 5081.

April 26th: 1st Gretta Plante and Margaret Kelleher; 2nd Cliff Bennett and Olive Cotter; 3rd Brid Doyle and Maura Flynn; 4th Fidelma O’Connell and Pat Grace. April 28th: 1st Rose Galvin and Sally O’Sullivan; 2nd Paula Cooper and Carmel Treacy; 3rd Andrew McNulty and Kieran Groeger.

Anyone for tennis?

Cork Parks Tennis, in conjunction with FÁS, require tennis leaders for their Summer Programme which takes place from May to September. Applicants must be enthusiastic, good communicators, punctual and work well with children. Applicants must supply character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form. Persons must be in receipt of a Department of Social and Family Affairs payment to qualify for a payment. For more information, call Catherine Murphy on 086 267 7396.

Irish Red Cross acknowledges carers

The Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year Award is taking place again this year with a prize of €2,000 and a luxury spa break for two for the winner. This work acknowledges the hard work and dedication of all carers at home and in the community. Please note that this award is open to anyone who is a carer. You do not have to be a member of the Irish Red Cross to apply. Anyone interested can pick up an application form in Cumann na Daoine. The closing date for receipt of entries is Thursday, May 12th.

Scholarship Scheme 2011 at Youghal Credit Union

Youghal Credit Union has announced details of their Scholarship Scheme for 2011. The scheme is open to members who opened their account before April 1st, 2011. Applicants must intend completing a Third Level course in a recognised institution. The degree or diploma must be at least three years duration. Only those commencing their degree or diploma course this year are eligible to apply. The scholarship is paid at a rate of €1,300 per annum and is paid in two instalments. Payment of the scholarship is dependent on the student maintaining satisfactory progress. Selection is by way of a draw and application forms are available in the main Credit Union Office, or in Pobalscoil na Tríonóide. Closing date for applications is May 14th, and further information can be obtained from 024 92325.

Youghal Disability/Action Awareness Group

The next meeting of the Youghal Disability/Action Awareness Group will be held tonight, Wednesday May 4th at 7.30pm in Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street. If you have a disability, or if you are a carer or interested in disability issues, we would be delighted if you could attend. Further information from Stacey at 024 91900.

A date for your diary

The annual Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day will be held on Sunday, July 10th. Chairman, John Roche, invites everyone to attend what is always a great day.

Antique Fair a huge success

The Antiques Fair, which was held recently in the Walter Raleigh Hotel in aid of the Lourdes Invalid Fund, was this year again, a great success. Huge numbers came along to support this event, and they were not disappointed with the range of items available for sale. The final amount of €4,089.19 was

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Youghal Bowling Club results

April 19th: League Winners 2011 were Carol Mullally, Eilish Slattery, Chris McHugh and Sheila O’Sullivan. The prizes were kindly sponsored by John Hamshaw, to whom thanks are extended. Indoor Bowls every Tuesday in the GAA Club, Magners Hill, Youghal.

Classic Car & Bike Show for Youghal

A Vintage Classic Car & Bike Show will be held at Farrell’s, Summerfield Bar, Youghal, on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th. Vintage, Veteran and Classic Car and Bike Display, Live Music and Entertainment. Contact: 024 92447 for further information.

Youghal Concerned Citizens Group

The next Public Meeting of Youghal Concerned Citizens Group will be held on Tuesday next, May 10th in the Red Store. This is an opportunity to get involved in your town. Youghal Concerned Citizens Group are a volunteer organisation; non political; covering a wide range of topics such as clean-ups, marketing the town and the development of Youghal and its environs. Everybody is welcome. Youghal CAN be made better, but only with your help. Further information from Chairman, Jim Flanagan on 024 92962 or 086 8128237 or Secretary, Adrian Hyde on 024 91355 or 087 9878171.

Emer Casey Memorial 10k Road Race/ Walk Youghal 2011

A reminder that the Emer Casey Memorial 10k will take place in Youghal on Sunday, May 22nd. The start line is at the Water Tower at the top of Cork Hill (beside Pobalscoil na Tríonóide) and finishes at the Front Strand. There is ample parking space at the school. Buses will be available to transfer runners and walkers back to the school, where showers and refreshments will be available by kind permission. Race numbers will be available for collection at Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide on Saturday, May 21st from 3-5pm or on Sunday, May 22nd from 11am. We would recommend that you try to register online if possible, as race day queues can be quite long. Further information from

Events at Cumann na Daoine

Wednesday, May 4th: 10am to 12noon FÁS Clinic; 1.30 to 2.30pm Walking Group; 3pm to 5pm Women's Group; 7.30 to 9.00pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group); 7 to 9pm Needlework & Craftwork. Thursday, May 5th: 11am to 1pm Men's Drop-In; 11.30 to 1pm Pottery Classes; 8am to 9.45pm Bingo. Friday, May 6th: 2pm to 4pm Indoor Bowls. Monday, May 9th: 10am to 12noon Needlework & Craftwork; 4pm to 5pm St Vincent de Paul. Tuesday, May 10th: 5.45pm to 7.30pm Weight Watchers; 7.30 - 9.30pm Cardiac Support Group.

Happy birthday, Peter

Special birthday greetings to Peter Barry, Broomfield East, Midleton.

Get well soon

Get well wishes to John and Sheila Kenneally, Cork Road, Midleton. Wishing them both a speedy recovery.

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The Ecclesiastical Review

East Cork Prayer Vigil Reveals Ecclesiastical Events Unknown Facts Parish of St Pio Devotions About John Paul II Pope Confessed Weekly, Lost His Temper Twice

THE 200,000 participants in last week’s vigil leading up to the beatification of Pope John Paul II, discovered a few new things about the Polish Pope, thanks to the testimonies of some of his closest collaborators.

to war, war doesn't resolve anything. I have seen war. I know what war is.'

'He sent a cardinal to Washington DC, and another to Baghdad, to say: do not seek to resolve these problems with war. And he was right. The war is still ongoing and it hasn't resolved anything.'

The encounter, held at Rome's Circus Maximus, also featured the testimony of Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, religious of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Catholic Motherhood, regarding her miraculous cure from Parkinson's, that she attributes to the intercession of Pope John Paul II.

At the end, Cardinal Dziwisz revealed that the greatest satisfaction of his life was seeing how people all over the world accepted John Paul II. He said that at the beginning of the pontificate, he was called 'the Polish Pope,' but toward the end even non-Christians called him 'Our Pope.'

'John Paul II is looking upon us from heaven and smiling,' the religious said at the vigil.

After detailing her illness and cure, the nun expressed her amazement that not only was she cured, but that she was able to be a part of the beatification of John Paul II, and give her testimony at the prayer vigil.

Navarro-Valls: Weekly confession

Joaquín Navarro-Valls, who was John Paul II's spokesman for 21 years, explained that to understand the soon-to-be beatified Pontiff, one must first understand Divine Mercy. The former spokesman revealed that John Paul II 'confessed every week' because 'he knew that we, human beings, cannot make ourselves beautiful and pure on our own. We need the help that comes from God through the sacraments.

'For a Christian, to pray is a duty that is the result of a conviction: for him it was a need, he couldn't live without prayer,' Navarro Valls added. 'To see him pray was to see a person who was in conversation with God.'

Navarro-Valls recalled that he would see John Paul II in his private chapel, kneeling, with little pieces of paper that he would read, and then he would pray for a long time. These were texts of the numerous letters from people from all over the world that would write to him, and that he brought with him to the chapel.

Cardinal Dziwisz: The two times he got angry

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the Archbishop of Krakow, who was John Paul II's personal secretary for more than 40 years, spoke of the two loves of the Polish Pontiff: 'God and mankind, and in particular the youth.' He also revealed the two occasions he saw John Paul II 'really angry,' but with 'good reason.'

'In Agrigento, (Sicily), he raised his voice against the Mafia, and we were all a little scared,' he said. 'And the other occasion was during the Angelus, before the Iraq War, when he said with force: no

'And tomorrow,' the cardinal added, 'we will call him Blessed John Paul II.'

World rosary

During the second part of the vigil, the mysteries John Paul II added to the rosary - the luminous mysteries - were prayed, with a simultaneous video-connection to five Marian shrines: in Krakow, Tanzania, Lebanon, Mexico and Fatima.

Each of the mysteries were tied to a prayer intention of importance to John Paul II: at the sanctuary of Lagiewniki in Krakow, Poland, the intention was for the youth; at the sanctuary of Kawekamo, Bugando, Tanzania, the intention was for the family; at the sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, the intention was for hope and peace among nations and at the sanctuary of Fatima, the intention was for the Church. The vigil ended at 10.30am, Rome time, with the final prayer and apostolic blessing, which was led by Benedict XVI, who participated in the event through a satellite link-up.

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Padre Pio Devotions

PADRE Pio Devotions will be held tonight, Wednesday, May 4th in the Holy Family Church. Mass 7.30pm.

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street services

Sunday, May 8th: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Mr. Colin Jenkins. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 0214294622.

Youghal Baptist Church (people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life)

Today, Wednesday May 4th in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Chapel. Rosary at 7.45pm. Mass at 8pm. Everybody welcome.

Thank You

The Priests of the Parish would like to extend sincere gratitude to all who took part in, and organised, the Easter Ceremonies: the Altar Servers, Choirs, Organists, Soloist, Sacristans, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, those who volunteered at the washing of the feet, the groundsmen and to all who contributed in any way.

Top Gate of Midleton Cemetery now closed

The top gate of the Church of the Most Holy Rosary Cemetery is now closed, but will reopen on weekends.,

Pilgrimage: Knock

We meet every Sunday morning at 11am in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned). May 8th, continuing in Hebrews with Ernie Tromsness. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 024-25964/0861732034 or see 'Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God' Hebrews Ch 12v2'.

The Annual Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, May 8th. The bus will be leaving from The Most Holy Rosary Church in Midleton at 6.45am on the Sunday morning. Those interested can book tickets at €21 each by ringing M. Downey on 087 9732021 or John McCarthy on 021 4633529.

Parish of Midleton and Ballintotas

The above takes place on May 7th and 8th. Please support.

Introducing the New Missal

The new edition of the Missal will come into full use over a period of time between September and November 27th. There is a leaflet at the door of the church in the form of questions and answers to assist our preparation for changes in some of the words we pray at Mass.

First Friday

Confessions at the usual times on Thursday – after 10am Mass, from 12noon to 1pm and from 7pm to 7.30pm. Two additional Masses on Friday - in the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm and Ballintotas at 9.15am.

Centenary Celebration Mass for the late bishop John Ahern

Mass for Bishop John Ahern, Bishop of Cloyne from June 1957 to June 1987, will be held in the Sacred Heart Church, Leamlara on May 5th at 7pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served and an exhibition of photographs will take place afterwards in Bishop Ahern N.S.

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Cork Methodist Church, Ardfallen, Douglas Road, Cork

Sunday, May 8th: Morning Service at 11.30am, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. You are welcome. Other activities during the week include Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, Bowls, Badminton, Youth Groups, Women's Groups etc. Further details from Rev. Colin Milligan 021-4292503.


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Carrigtwohill’s Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

St. Mary's Church, Carrigtwohill, played host to the 2011 Confirmation ceremony for boys and girls from Scoil Mhuire Naofa and Scoil Chlochair Mhuire. ABOVE: Emma Jones and the rest of the girls!

Graham Moriarty & family

Aidan Forde & family

Karolina Tabaka & family

Shauna O'Mahony & family

Sarah Forde & family

Niamh O'Mahony & family

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LĂŠa Le-Guilloux & family

Philip Dorgan & Shane Ryan

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Carrigtwohill’s Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

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Rebecca Cronin & family

Vanessa Cotter & family

Laura O'Brien & family

Clodagh Coughlan & family

Dylan McCann & family

Conor Keegan & family

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Sarah Reardon & family

Siblings, Dean, Cassie & Jayden Fitzgerald

Tom O'Brien & family

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Carrigtwohill’s Sacrament of Confirmation 2011

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ABOVE: Caleigh Boland & family

Mella Weber & family

Aaron Manning & family

Niamh Olden & family

Andrew Dinneen & family

Grace Cotter & family

Anna Quinlan & Susan Fitzgerald

Conor Harte & family

Jamie Long & family

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New car for Ballycotton's Mary O'Regan - and she didn't even know she was in the draw!

with John Whelan-Curtin

A bug’s life CONGRATULATIONS to Mary O'Regan, Ballycotton who was the chief prizewinner in the latest Midleton Credit Union Car Draw. Mary, who states she has been a member of the credit union for 'more years than I'd like to remember' was delighted when she got the call to say she had won a brand new Mazda, in conjunction with O'Brien's Garage, Cork Road, Midleton - the only problem was, she'd forgotten she was even in the draw!

THERE’S something out there roaming the May nights. something like a miniature boulder on chattering wings, though it’s not really all that miniature.

You’ll hear the robust little monster as it thumps into your lit windows during its nocturnal voyages and, in the morning, you may be disgusted (or delighted, depending on your outlook) to find the thumb-sized terrors on your doorstep.

We’re talking about none other than the Maybug, also known as the Night-beetle or Cockchafer. The Cockchafer is a big (really big) nocturnal beetle with beautiful feathery antennae. The cockchafer can grow to be a massive 3.5cm in length. The clumsy flight of the beetle can be observed by night at the end of April and early May.

Because of his massive and (some might say) grotesque features, the Cockchafer seems to be greeted with disgust more than delight when sighted.

Don’t miss your chance to appreciate these odd creatures as they float around the midnight air because they only really appear every four years. This is because the grubs take about three to five years (usually four in Ireland) to develop into adults and, as a result, every four years there used to be a mass flight of the insects that descended on crops with a locust-like vengeance.

Mary was handed the keys by Roy Corbett, Sales Executive, O'Brien's Garage, alongside Pat Burke, Chairman, Midleton Credit Union, Eleanor Laffan, Board of Directors and Mary's daughter, Tracy who was hoping to get her hands on the keys herself! Hang on to them, Mary - for as long as you can!

Apart from descending in droves on the fields every four years there used to be an absolutely massive spike in their population every 30 years because of the way their cycle works.

The insect used to be so abundant during its years of ‘big numbers’ that it posed a massive threat to farming. The adults are so big that they eat a lot and the little grubs have so much growing to do that they eat even more!

To try and control their numbers the French both attempted to take them to court (yes, really, but for some reason the beetles failed to obey their summons) and came up with a recipe for, get ready for it, Cockchafer Soup. The Greeks used to tie a Cockchafer to something with a thread and watch it trying to fly around.

Because of years of liberal pesticide use the Cockchafer became quite rare, to the farmer’s delight and the coleopterist’s (beetle studier/collector) dismay.

Since restrictions on the uses of pesticide have been increased, the Cockchafer is making a considerable recovery and is becoming a more frequent sight. This year appears to be one of the years of the Cockchafer, as several have been spotted in the last week around the area, so keep an eye and an ear peeled for the bumbling buzzing insect as he bumps and thumps around the doorstep, and windows with the lights on...

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THE HIGHEST ESTEEM: Supt. Flor Horan bid adieu by 370 well-wishers

Catriona Canty, Susan Bohan, James Hallahan, Paula Duggan, John McNamara and Marisa McCarthy

Teresa and Jim Ring with Ros Cashman and Ger Beausang

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Author William Wall to visit Midleton Library BORN in Cork in 1955 and growing up in the coastal village of Whitegate, author William Wall, who was the 2010 Writer in Residence at The Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, will visit Midleton Library on Friday, May 6th at 11am, as part of the Bealtaine Festival.

Village gears up for start of big fundraising drive

CHURCHTOWN South is a small village, situated three miles from Cloyne and four miles from Ballycotton on the coast road.

However, despite having a small population, the village and surrounding area has a vibrant, active community, the focal point of which is the local Community Hall, which used to be the old school house. This community hall has been run by Muintir na Tire for many decades and more recently by the local Community Council.

William will read from his latest book ‘Ghost Estate.’ Seven years in the making, this - his third collection - is by turns angry and lighthearted, explores themes of politics, desire, excess, fear, love, loss and flight – themes with powerful resonance after Ireland’s disastrous economic crash. There are light- hearted tender love lyrics, satirical broadsides and meditations on capitalism, silence, nature, travel and hope. ‘Ghost Estate’ takes its title from the vast unfinished estates of houses built during the Celtic Tiger and now eerily empty, a metaphor for an Ireland rapidly emptying of its people in the latest great wave of emigration.

Afternoon fair for Churchtown South

William will also discuss writing with those present, including members of Midleton Library’s book club, who read ‘This Is The Country’ (another of William’s books) during April.

The community council have been very pro-active in trying to enhance and improve the whole village area to make it a nicer place, both for the local community and for visitors alike. Many of the initiatives undertaken by the community council, such as the provision of a recycling centre beside the hall and the organising of an annual clean-up of the local Ballylanders Strand have all fostered a greater sense of environmental awareness among the wider community. We hope that this will continue to entice our young people to remain in the area while also enticing oth-

ers to live and visit the area. The community hall has become a central meeting place for all local events, hosting the weekly youth club, dancing lessons and many other local groups and clubs. However, due to many reasons such as the closure of the near-by primary school, the hall is not making enough money to carry out day to day maintenance and the many repairs necessary on such an old building. The hall now needs some major remedial works to keep it functioning as the central hub of the local community. The local people want to continue to maintain our community hall to pass on to future generations. One of the up-coming fundraising events we would like to invite you to is an ‘Afternoon Fair’ which will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 2pm to 5pm. There will be cakes and homemade baking, plants and produce, books, toys, bric-a-brac and a monster raffle with lots of prizes. There will be tea & coffee served with scones or cake and, for this, we will be asking people to make a voluntary donation at their own discretion to the restoration fund. All welcome.

Open Meetings in Youghal - what are YOU entitled to

TWO important and informative meetings will be held in Youghal over the next two weeks, on Wednesday, May 11th and Monday, May 23rd at 7pm. The meetings will have four speakers, dealing with the following subjects: * Dermot Cronin, Community Alert Development Officer Southern Region will speak on the subject of Elder Abuse. * Pauline Galvin will speak on household benefits and packages which are available. * A member of the Garda Siochana will also address the meetings, and there will be application forms available for application. * A fourth speaker will address the issue of warmer house schemes and how to avail of it. This service covers the East Cork area. The meeting will be chaired by Cllr. Michael Beecher, and the meetings are open to the public. This is an opportunity to find out your entitlements and avail of whatever schemes might suit your particular circumstances. You’ve nothing to lose, and maybe all to gain from attending at the Cumann na Daoine premises at 7pm on Wednesday, May 11th and Monday, May 23rd.

So, read the books, meet the author and pay a visit to Midleton Library on May 6th. Leave no page unturned.



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Carrigtwohill company donates 150 computers to charity

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ABBOTT’S manufacturing facility in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork has donated 150 computers to a programme run by Camara Education, a social enterprise organisation, that specialise in the re-use of IT equipment in education. Camera Education refurbish computers, load them with educational software, distribute them and also provide training, through local partners, to six

African countries, Jamaica and more recently in Ireland.

Abbott’s decision to re-use their IT equipment has the potential to help change the lives of 3,000 African children, providing them with a better education and the chance to break the poverty cycle in which they find themselves. John Fitzsimons, General Manager, Camara said, ‘Camara’s

focus is on education, but through the re-use of IT equipment the solution also provides environmental benefits by extending the life-cycle of existing equipment. We are delighted to work with Abbott in re-using their equipment for the benefit of students.’

‘We are pleased to support this programme run by Camara Education. We hope this donation will help advance Camara’s goal

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A ‘Reel’ charity night at the Garryvoe Hotel

ON Saturday, May 14th, a ‘Reel’ charity night, will take place at the Garryvoe Hotel’s Lighthouse Bar from 9pm until late, in aid of Midleton & Youghal Community Hospitals.

There will be finger food, a whiskey promotion, a raffle and two trad bands playing on the night: Na Cairde will take to the stage from 9pm to 11pm and Drombru from 11pm until close. Tickets are only €10 & can be purchased from the Garryvoe Hotel at 021 4646718 or from both hospitals, to whom all money raised from tickets & raffles will be sent directly.

Since 2005, Camara Education has refurbished over 23,000 computers for reuse in education. This would not have been possible without the support of companies like Abbott that recognise the value of equipment re-use prior to recycling.


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Bitesize News


Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association

Thursday, May 5th: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday, May 6th: Whist at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Wednesday, May 11th: Swimming available at the Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa, from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The following activities are suspended, due to our cruise - Tai Chi and 45 Drive. 45 Drive resumes on Tuesday, May 17th and Tai Chi resumes on Monday, May 23rd. Bowls are suspended for the summer months. Our outing to Kinsale, Tea Dance, plus Dinner at the Overdraught, is on Tuesday, May 31st at a cost of €30. Our trip to Kilkenny, including a day trip to Guinness’ is from June 13th to June 16th, at a cost of

Happy Heart Days launched in Midleton by founding member, Bridget Iball

€200 pps, plus single supplement. For booking of either event, contact Mary on 086 2351332. Please note that Mary is not available from May 1st to May 12th inclusive.

Keep tidying!

This week, Midleton Tidy Towns set their sights on the Pontoon Walk area of Midleton. So, if you’d like to help them out with their clean-up this Wednesday evening, May 4th at 7pm, please come along and help keep Midleton tidy!

And the band(s) played on

The Cork East Male Voice Choir, The Midleton Concert Band and guests and will hold a Summer Evening Concert in The Grainstore, Ballymaloe House in Shanagarry this Friday, May 6th, at 8pm Tickets are available from Sheena’s Boutique, Midleton.







THE launch of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Heart Fundraising Days took place on Wednesday last, with Anne O’Riordan, Regional Manager, thanking all those in attendance, especially guest of honour, Bridget Iball, a founder member, who would perform the official launch.

Anne stated that, without Bridget and the other ‘stalwarts’, these fundraising days would simply not be possible.

Rosarii, IHF, Bridget Iball, who performed the launch, Anne O’Riordan, Regional Manager and Kathleen Woulfe

Bridget, in her address, stated that she was delighted to be asked to do ‘the honours’. ‘I have been involved with the Irish Heart Foundation for many years - more than I care to remember!’ Bridget laughed. ‘I was elected Chairperson and, armed with a dedicated committee, we worked as a team and enjoyed the challenges. ‘The aim of our committee, now as it was then, is to raise funds and, this year, the Happy Heart Weekend is aiming to raise €500,000 to assist in the National Heart Attack Awareness Campaign. The clinic scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 4th, from 2.30pm to 4pm has been postponed. For further information, please contact the Regional Office on 021 4505822.



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‘Midleton and East Cork are well known for their generosity and their support of this weekend. Hopefully, this year will be no exception,’ Bridget added. This year, the Happy Heart volunteers will be out collecting on Thursday, May 12th at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton and on Friday, May 13th at Market Green Shopping Centre.

And, with that, and thanks to Anne Riordan and her colleague, Rosarii, Bridget performed the launch.

Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Clinic postponed

Table quiz for Lourdes

Over 60s Talent Contest Final

Alzheimers’ Tea Day

Midleton Farm Family Group

Dancing Diary at Midleton GAA

Midleton Hillwalking Club

Midleton & District Committee: COPE Foundation

This fantastic competition final will take place in City Hall, Cork on May 29th and tickets for same are now available at €15 from Kathleen Woulfe. Tel. 021 4631011. This group’s next talk takes place today, Wednesday, May 4th at the Midleton Park Hotel at 10.30am. Guest speakers will talk and display their wood turning work. The Midleton Hillwalking Club are holding Low Level Walks every second Wednesday evening until August 24th. Members and those wishing to start, are asked to assemble at the Distillery Lanes car park at 7pm. For further details, please visit

O’Meara’s Bar, Ballinacurra will play host to a Table Quiz in aid of the Midleton Lourdes Invalid Fund on Thursday, May 5th at 8.30pm. Entry €20. The above takes place at the home of Pat-Anne Loftus, 4 Willowbank Crescent this Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 1.30pm. All welcome. 7/5: Dermot Lyons 14/5: Michael O’Brien 21/5: Tony Bird 28/5: Dave Rea

The above’s AGM will take place tonight, Wednesday, May 4th at 7.30pm. Members and new members welcome.

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Green flag for Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann A GREAT day of celebration was hosted by Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann on Thursday, April 14th, with the raising of the school’s first green flag. All 360 pupils of the school gathered outside for the ceremony and waited in anticipation for the arrival of the special guests - local group ‘Crystal Swing’. A great cheer went up when they arrived.

Principal, Mairéad Uí Fhloinn welcomed all the guests and parents who attended for the occasion. She thanked especially the co-ordinators of the Green School committee, Múinteoirí Róisín, Áine and Gráinne. The 24 children on the Green School committee sat in pride of place wearing green sashes! Pupil, Clodagh Ní Mhaonaigh detailed the changes the school has made to attain the flag and all of the children on the committee were given a special presentation. Niall O’Neill, the Chairperson of the Board of Management and Town Mayor, congratulated the school and urged the children to continue their environmentally friendly habits into secondary school and beyond. The school’s ancillary staff secretary Fiona, caretaker Vincent and cleaners Mary and Martina also received presentations to mark their contributions in the quest for the ‘Green Flag’. Special guest, Mary from Crystal Swing, thanked the school for the invitation to attend on this special occasion and, together with Derek and Dervla, raised the Green Flag with cheers from all the

children. The cheers later reached a crescendo as Derek performed the ‘Hucklebuck’ and delighted the adults as much as the children.

Andrew McVeigh, manager of Market Green presented the school with a set of jerseys. The children then returned to their classrooms for a special party while the guests adjourned to the hall to view the school’s art exhibition while enjoying some light refreshments.

Niall Ó Neill, Mairéad Uí Fhloinn, Crystal Swing and the children from the Green School committee proudly stand next to the ‘Brat Glas’

Retired caretaker Willie Murray and cleaning staff, Midleton Town councillors Mary Woods, Noel Collins, Pat Buckley and Niall Martina Dunne and Mary Laffen enjoying the ceremony O’Neill at the Green Flag celebrations

Páistí ó Rang 1 with glantóirí Mary Laffen, Martina Dunne and Rúnaí, Fíona Uí Chnoic

Green committee: The school’s green committee taking pride of place at the ceremony

Cian Ó Muirí making a presentation to caretaker Vincent Connolly for his contribution to the Green School’s efforts

Andrew McVea, Market Green Shopping Centre, presents a set of jerseys to Gaelscoil Mhainistir Na Corann with Mairéad Uí Fhloinn, Principal and Criostóir Ó Cathasaigh, teacher

A sample of the artwork on display in the halla.

Ceoltóirí na scoile ag seint sa halla (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

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The Royal Wedding (Midleton Style) ON Friday night, April 29th there might have been great celebrations at Buckingham Palace in England for the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton, but we doubt they had as much fun as those who were in Wallis' Bar in Midleton for the Irish-style version! Cait Midleton got hitched to WillieWins-Her in hilarious fashion, much to the delight of the packed house in attendance. It was all good-natured humour, of course, with proceeds from donations received going to help the Midleton Arts Project, which was the brainchild of Diane Cusack, with proprietor Seamus Cunningham backing the idea. Jacki Keohane, Margaret Murphy, Carmelita Troy, Susan Lyons and Cluti Brunnell

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Julie Daly with Rebecca Dennehy

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Tara Hennessy with Darren Swayne

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Caroline Cox and Mandy Galligan

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Renault Diesel starts production New look for mark diesel engines, such as the 1.5 dCi, 2.0 dCi, 2.3 dCi and V6 dCi.

This Alliance engine will be fitted on Renault and Nissan brands' European mid-range vehicles (C segment). At Renault, it will be available primarily on the Scénic and then the Mégane models.

THE Cléon site is starting production of the new flagship in Renault's powertrain range, the Diesel Energy dCi 130 (R9M type).

Developed by Renault, the Energy dCi 130 benefits from the know-how of the engineering team at the Rueil-Malmaison centre outside Paris (Hauts-deSeine) in the design of bench-

Developing 130hp for a capacity of 1.6l, the new engine slots in between the dCi 110 range (also known as 1.5 dCi or K9K) and the dCi 150 to 180hp (also known as 2.0 dCi or M9R). This new engine is the first in the new generation of 'Energy' combustion powertrains.



It features a raft of CO2-reducing technologies never before seen at this level of the range. They include a stop&start system with regenerative braking but also, as a European premiere, a new EGR cold loop.

Honda Accord

It will be the most efficient diesel engine in its category, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that are 20% lower than for its predecessor. Renault's ambition is to produce and make widely available an innovative, high-quality engine that respects the environment.

The new engine will be built solely at the Cléon site. The site, which is specialised in producing engines of high technical content, has put in place an innovative industrial plan to ensure a high level of productivity and outstanding quality standards. The new unit is expected to account for around 30% of the site's total engine output from 2012. Production currently involves around 450 people onsite.

THE Honda Accord 2011 gets a new look; is more eco-friendly and costs less.

The revamped Honda Accord includes refreshed looks, improved driving comfort, lower CO2 emissions, improved fuel consumption and lower prices. The latest Honda Accord, which arrives in Ireland this week, also introduces minor changes to safety, ride and handling improvements, as well as exterior and interior refinements.

Five variations of the revamped Accord, all powered by Honda’s famous ‘whispering diesel’ 2.2 litre i-DTEC engine, will go on sale immediately and they are the entry grade ES, the sporty Type S and the luxury high spec EX options. 6-speed manual transmissions are standard across all grades and a 5 speed automatic transmission option is available for both Type S and EX grades only. The introduction of a more powerful Type S option, delivering 180ps, is planned for late summer. Petrol units will continue to feature in the price list but will be available to special order only.

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THE magnitude-9.0 earthquake and Tsunami on March 11th, destroyed many factories in northeastern Japan, causing severe parts shortages for Toyota and other automakers, while damage to a major nuclear plant has disrupted power supplies. Domestic production at Toyota, the world's largest automaker, fell 62.7% in March, while

Japan's No.2, Nissan, said its corresponding figure fell 52.4%.

Honda, Japan's No.3 automaker, said on Monday it would take until the end of the year before production returned to normal, echoing comments from Toyota. Honda, which reported domestic production shrank 62.9% in March, said output would be at

50% of its original plans until the end of June. Toyota is almost certain to lose the top producer ranking it has held since 2008 to General Motors this year and could fall behind No.3 Volkswagon, said Koji Endo, Managing Director of Advanced Research Japan in Tokyo.

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Waterford With Declan Barron


Accident claims life of 20 year old THE horrific news came through on Saturday evening that 20 year old Simon Mansfield had lost his life in a motorcycle accident. The young man from Kiely’s Cross near Grange is another victim of our roads. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his parents Frankie and Helen, and all his family and friends at this terrible time.

Eleanor McEvoy coming to Ardmore

International Travel Writers to converge on Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing 2011

A FINE literary programme for the ninth annual Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writers was launched at Lismore Castle on Tuesday, April 19th.

gan, Sara Wheeler and more have been lined up to speak at the Immrama Festival in Lismore from June 9th to 12th.

Tidy Towns gets ready for inspections

Tommy Flemming in concert in Ardmore

Award-winning travel writers including Conor O’Clery, Rolf Potts, Alex Von Tunzelmann, Anthony Sattin, William Blacker, Theo Dor-

YES it’s almost that time of year when the judge’s first visit takes place. All over West Waterford the local Tidy Towns committees are working frantically to have everything in readiness for the judge’s arrival. Most places will be hoping for an increase in points on the previous year, but as we all know that does not happen without the work being put in on the ground. For many this is a labour of love, but for the community as a whole the work put in by those dedicated few benefits everyone, so we hope that all your hard work is rewarded with increased points. The areas that are short-listed from the first visit will receive a second visit later in the summer when the judges will make up their minds on the County and National award winners. West Waterford features favorably most years and I am sure that this year will be no different.

Tickets and further information can be found at or by contacting 058 54975. We’ll have more info. closer to the time.

TOMMY Flemming will be performing in concert on July 19th in St. Declan’s Church in Ardmore. Tickets are on sale at the moment and are available by contacting Cumann na Daoine on 024 91900.

Annual Flag Day for Helvick Lifeboat THE annual Flag Day and church gate collection in aid of the RNLI Helvick Head Lifeboat will take place in Dungarvan, An Rinn, Abbeyside, Ballinroad, and Old Parish this weekend, May 7th and 8th. ‘All monies raised will go directly to the RNLI Helvick Lifeboat Station,’ says Hon. Fundraising Chairman, Oliver Clancy.

The RNLI is supported entirely by voluntary contributions and is comprised of brave and dedicated volunteers who risk their lives in all kinds of weather to save life at sea.

For further information, please contact 087 970 4830 or 086 122 5818.

IT HAS been announced that singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy is coming to Ardmore’s Round Tower Hotel on Sunday night, July 24th, for the 2011 Pattern Festival. Eleanor’s critically acclaimed canon of work spans five albums, several singles and appearances on numerous compilation albums and she is today recognised as Ireland’s most successful female singer/songwriter. Eleanor is most famously known as the composer and singer of the song ‘Only a Woman’s Heart’, which inspired the title for, and appeared on, the ‘A Woman’s Heart’ Anthology album. This album has since gone on to become the best-selling album in Irish history and it stayed in the Irish Top 10 for over a year.

Big weekend for Clashmore GAA Club

WELL done to the Clashmore GAA club who opened their new clubhouse on Bank Holiday Monday evening. Uachtuarain Christy Cooney was on hand to perform the official opening while Cork and Waterford provided the opposition in a Senior Hurling Challenge match. On Sunday night, certificates were handed out to lifetime members who helped fund the ambitious project. The job was undertaken voluntarily for the most part and, on Sunday afternoon, the families and players had a barbecue to celebrate a great weekend for the Clashmore club. Well done to all concerned on a job well done.

Mixed fortunes on and off the field

IT was a busy weekend on the sporting front with Tallow getting a win in the Senior Hurling Championship with victory over Stradbally. Abbeyside managed a draw with Ballygunner, while in the Intermediate grade there were wins for Ardmore and Tourin, with Geraldine’s also coming up trumps. In the Shamrocks Intermediate game a serious head injury to Waterford player Eoin Murphy caused the game to be abandoned, with the Shamrocks player taken to hospital suffering from internal bleeding. Eoin, who lives in Ballinacurra, is wished a speedy recovery. Two other well-known stars were also in the wars with John Mullane (broken finger) and Ken McGrath (broken hand) out for a period, with young Ardmore player James Salmon also breaking a wrist in a tough week on the field of play.

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IT IS not easy to keep track of everything that is going on in the West Waterford locality, so if you are a group, club or organisation and you wish to get your notes in to me then please feel free to send them to marked West Waterford Notes or call me on 087-9126566 as I will be happy to assist you in any way in 2011.

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Pedigree launches 4th annual 'Pedigree Adoption Drive' as results show 87% of dogs surrendered in Cork City were rehomed

RECENT statistics released by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, have shown that 680 dogs were abandoned in Cork City in 2009 with 87% of these dogs finding new homes. This is a huge improvement on the previous year’s figure, when only 75% of abandoned dogs were re-homed.

In addition, dog lovers across the country will also be able to show their support by becoming a fan of the Pedigree Adoption Drive Ireland Facebook page, For every new fan, Pedigree will donate a bowl of dog food to a re-homing centre. The campaign aims to help raise much needed funds for rescue centres nationwide. Pedigree plans to match last year’s

Sheila Barrett

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Sheila Barrett urges you to Move4Health

LOW Back Pain (LBP) is a very common condition. The best approaches to managing LBP often contrast with the beliefs of the general public. How disabled a person is by their LBP is actually more closely related to their back pain beliefs and behaviours than the actual intensity of their pain. Changing such beliefs and attitudes, when combined with physiotherapy, significantly reduces pain and disability. Thus, The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist (ISCP) Move4Health campaign this year is focusing on some common myths about LBP:

For the 2011 Pedigree Adoption Drive, Pedigree has teamed up with dog lovers, Munster and Irish Rugby International, David Wallace and TV personality, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin to launch the 2011 campaign in a concerted effort to curb these startling figures.

Now in its fourth year, the Pedigree Adoption Drive continues to raise awareness of animal welfare and encourage Irish dog lovers to adopt a dog from their local shelter or welfare organisation. For every pack of Pedigree dogfood bought during the Pedigree Adoption Drive, a donation goes to help Irish dogs.

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On a national level statistics have shown that, on average, 45 dogs are abandoned in Ireland each day, whilst a further 18 dogs are put to sleep every day. In order to help curb these startling figures, Pedigree has once again launched the Pedigree Adoption Drive which will run until the 14th of June.

Other worrying statistics include: · In 2009, 16,598 dogs were surrendered · On average, only 9,921 manage to find warm and loving homes every year · There are still over 6,000 dogs put down in Ireland every year


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TV personality, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, pictured with Munster and Irish Rugby International, David Wallace in St. Stephen's Green, Dublin with Tia & Rana, 7 week old Jack Russell puppies. (Photo: Robbie Reynolds, CPR) achievements by donating just can’t put a price on.' €100,000 to Irish dog charities. According to Ireland’s leading Speaking on behalf of the Peoanimal welfare organisations, ple’s Animal Welfare Society there has never been a greater (PAWS), recipients of the 2010 need for donations, with many Pedigree Adoption Drive grant, shelters struggling to cope with CEO Gina Hetherington said, the demand for their services 'Campaigns such as the Pedigree since the onset of the recession. Adoption Drive are vital to helpThe Irish Society of the Preven- ing us find loving homes for tion of Cruelty to Animals Irish dogs. The money raised in (ISPCA) is reporting that calls to 2010 went a long way for us, and the charity tripled from 5,500 in other animal rescue centres na2008 to 15,000 in 2010, and this tionwide, which helped to retrend has continued into 2011. home hundreds of dogs throughout the country. With Speaking about the campaign thousands more needing our David Wallace said, 'This is a re- help again this year, the Pedigree ally worthy cause. We have lots Dog Adoption Drive gives hope of dogs running around our to so many abandoned and house so I understand the fantas- homeless dogs and raises awaretic role they can play in some- ness of responsible dog ownerone’s life. Supporting the ship.' Pedigree Adoption Drive not only means shelters receive To find out more on dog adopmuch needed funds to give these tion, from how the adoption animals the help they need, but process works, from training to adopting a pet will bring an everyday care, visit www.pediadoring and loving companion into your life – something you

* I have hurt my back, so I will probably have back pain from now on? While LBP can be very painful, most people make a very good recovery. Only a very small number of people develop long-standing, disabling problems.

* I have back pain, so I should stay in bed and rest? In the first few days after the initial injury, avoiding aggravating activities may help to relieve pain. However, exercise and returning to all usual activities, including work and hobbies, is important in aiding recovery. In contrast, prolonged rest is unhelpful.

* The more back pain I have, the more my spine is damaged? More pain does not always mean more damage. People with similar back problems can feel very different levels of pain. The degree of pain felt can vary according to a number of factors, including the situation in which the pain occurs, previous experiences, your mood, fears, fitness, stress levels and coping style. * I need a scan or x-ray for my back pain? In most cases of LBP, X-rays and scans are not needed. In fact, even adults with no LBP will have evidence of normal ‘wear and tear’ on these scans. A simple clinical examination is usually enough to identify the minority of people for whom scans are required.

* I need an operation to cure my back pain? Only a tiny proportion of people with LBP require surgery. Surgery is only used if there is no other option.

Let’s work together for a healthier world!

Sheila Barrett M.I.S.C.P., M.C.S.P., M.S.O.M. Lic. Ac. Chartered Physiotherapist & Licensed Acupuncturist

Fermoy whist drive Results from Sunday, May 1st

Best overall score: Daniel O'Flynn Winning ladies: Rita Leamy, Brigid O'Donnell, Katie O'Flynn, Margaret Regan, Abina Murphy, Anne Barry, Maureen Hales and Claire Kennedy. Winning gents: B. Finucane, M. Fenton, M. Hurley, M. Butterworth, K. Clifford, Frank Roche, Gerard Donovan and K. Scanlon. Raffle: Maureen Hales, Kathleen Scanlon and Henry Forde. Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp at Fermoy Bridge Club premises on the Mill Road. All welcome. Enquiries to 025 32086.


BRIDGE Club results

1st Florence Bowe and Ide O'Riordan

2nd Frances Ahern and Bridie O'Connor 3rd Betty Hanley and Colette Long 4th Eileen Donovan and Margaret Holland.

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A sporting chance


High concept pitch

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Trainer Scrappage Scheme set to create astro-turf

Ronan O’Gara with Cian, Ruairi and Darragh Jeffers from Leamlara, pictured at Lifestyle Sports in Mahon Point Shopping Centre, taking part in the Lifestyle Sports Adidas Trainer Scrappage Scheme by dropping a pair of used adidas trainers into one of their dump bins. (Photo: Provision) THE Lifestyle Sports Adidas Response or Supernova trainers. is both Irish and sustainable. All Some of Ireland’s top sporting the public to donate their used Trainer Scrappage Scheme is the recycled trainers will go into heroes are also lending their sup- trainers to the Lifestyle Sports back and going green this year in Following on from the success of making Ireland’s first, environ- port to the initiative: Adidas ath- Adidas Trainer Scrappage 64 Lifestyle Sports stores last year’s Trainer Scrappage mentally friendly, green astro- letes Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan Scheme. As part of the scheme throughout Ireland. Until May Scheme, Lifestyle Sports has turf pitch, an initiative which has O’Gara and Paul O’Connell. customers will be encouraged to 8th, the scheme allows you to partnered with two innovative never been done before in Ireget their gait analysed so they trade in your old trainers in any Irish companies, Thornton land. They will appear at three sepa- can find out what type of trainer Lifestyle Sports store and get Sports and Replay Sports, to derate Lifestyle Sports stores most suits their running style. around the country to encourage 25% off a new pair of Adidas liver a truly green project which THIS last week again saw eight members turn up at Monahan Road for the third running of the County Leagues with Tim O’Mahony & Shane Cashman in the Bunch, Ken Savage, Jon Waterman & Tadgh O’Brien (1 Lap), Alan Sheehan (2 Laps), Bernard Sheehan & James Northridge (3 Laps) – well done to all & welcome back to James after his crash!

On Sunday, the main touring group went out at 8am with the starter group taking to the roads at 9am. A big welcome back to Dave O’Brien after his crash last week. Garry McGuinness, Alan O’Brien & Mark Sinclair did the Tour De Cure route (165 km). Also there was group went to the Wicklow Mountains for some training and new member, Brendan Hennessy, took part in a sportive in Dingle. Well done to all. Brendan O’Riordan & Alan Sheehan competed in the Kanturk 3 Day over the long weekend with Brendan finishing 12th in the time trial on Saturday and 7th in the first race on Sunday. Alan finished 31st in time trial and finished out the event on Sunday and Monday! Well done to both!

Peter Walsh of the Triathlon section got his season off to a start on Sunday with a fine performance in the North Tipperary Sprint Triathlon. New member, Ruda Katarzynaalso took part in the Bay Run in Bantry. Well done to both! The Wednesday night spin is going to be looked at again in view of the fact that the Fermoy Club League will commence on Tuesday, May 9th, and also the ongoing County Leagues at Monahan Road. Last year’s format of a Club spins of 1 to 1.5 hours every Wednesday night! Numbers have been low and it’s possible the new format might be too intimidating for many club members. Anyone who ordered club gear and who has not collected it we would ask them to do so as soon as possible - this can be done by contacting Shane Cashman. Details of the club re-order is now on the members private website (Teamer) so if anyone wants more gear, then there is a deadline of Sunday, May 8th.

Events for next week

Training again this week is on Tuesday & Thursday at the changed time of 9am

as well as Wed night at 6.30pm from Lakeview. The Sunday spin will take second place to the Tour De Cure on Saturday but will take place as normal the following Sunday 14th. Other events to note for the coming weekend is the first of the Sean Kelly Tours in Sligo on Sunday, and again for this year it is online/postal entry only. There will be NO entries taken on the day of event this year. - Details of exact start times will be contained in the member’s area & on the Facebook page! On Thursday night at 7pm at Monahan Road, the county league series continues its fourth run. A detailed list of events for the club is now on the club member’s area from the website. Anyone who is having problems logging onto this section please get in contact with Jon Waterman (details on website).

For further information on membership, training, sportive and competitive events log onto or find the club on Face book. Anyone who has any queries/comments or suggestions can contact club officials on the website or club Secretary at 087 247 5875 (Tadgh O’Brien).

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On the ball at Fota

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27/4 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford SILVER: 1st Mary Pomphrett (18) 44pts, 2nd Dympna Quill (18) 40pts, BG Fiona Howard (4) 33gross BRONZE CAT A: 1st Paula Brennan (23) 42pts, 2nd Maeve O’Leary (23) 35pts, 3rd Amanda O’Neill Coyne (25) 34pts BRONZE CAT B: 1st Eileen Carroll (35) 38pts, 2nd Gaye Fitzgibbon (33) 34pts, 3rd Brid Doyle (30) 33pts 11 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Eileen Farrell 22pts

FIXTURES: 4/5 - Open 3 Person Team Event Lady Captain’s Prize (Mrs. Martina Hooley) 20/5: Tee Time 1pm - 5pm 21/5: Tee Time: 8.30am - 3pm Time Sheets available online from today.


21/4 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Nathan Montgomery (26) 42pts 2nd Colin Sheehan (12) 42pts 3rd David Twomey (14) 39pts 4th Tommy Kenefick (28) 37pts

26/4 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Declan Dalton (30) 51pts 2nd Tommy Kenefick (28) 43pts 3rd Sean O’Connor (33) 43pts 4th Nathan Montgomery (24) 43pts 28/4 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Daniel Harrington (29) 42pts 2nd David Poynton (13) 39pts 3rd Cian O’Regan (16) 38pts Cat B: 1st Sean O’Neill (35) 37pts

The Irish Junior Foursomes Team travelled to Muskerry on Friday, April 29th. Stroke play with top two teams from 13 to qualify for Matchplay. Youghal Team: Conor Coyne (2) & Colin Sheehan (11), Gavin Sloane (8) & David Poynton (12). Youghal finished leading qualifier with 140.5, 2nd Cobh with 143. They now quaaify to play a Team from North Munster in the Munster Quarter Finals. Venue & Date to be arranged. Well done to the lads.


25/4 - Open 18 Holes 3ball Scramble 1st Tom O’Donoghue (12), Luke Swayne (10) and Dermot Hogan (17) 58 3/6 2nd John Reid (5), Kevin Landers (14) and Fergal Coleman (10) 59 1/6 3rd Dick Maher (7), Tadgh

O’Mahony (14) Michael J. Murphy (19) 59 2/6 Best Ladies: Kay Curtin (20), Jane Coyne (35) and Mary Pomphrett (18) 63 5/6 Best Mixed: Maeve Troupe Kelly (14), Ivor O’Callaghan (5) and Michael Halpin (8) 60 3/6.


26/4- Open 18 Holes 3Ball 1st Mark Mannix (16) Michael Mannix (19) Tom Mc Carthy (24) Cahir Park - 94pts Thursday 28th April - Open 18 Holes 3Ball 1st Dan Dineen (19) James Browne (23) Eddie Murray (19) Youghal - 81pts

29/4 - 1/5:John C. Murray Memorial Trophy 18 Holes Singles vs. Par 1st Tom O’Sullivan (12) 4 up, 2nd Tony Coyne (10) 4 up, BG PJ Bunyan (7) 4 down, Best Lady: Amanda O’Neill Coyne (25) 1 down, 3rd Christopher O’Neill (14) 3 up, 4th Freddy Wright (11) 3 up, 5th Fergal Coleman (10) 2 up. Best Fri: Cian O’Regan (16) 2 up, Best Sat: Jim Condon (19) 2 up, Best Sun: Kieran Browne (10) 2 up CSS: Fri/Sat: 71 - Sun: 72. FIXTURES: Tuesday & Thursday Open 3ball 7/5 & 8/5: Open Singles 9/5: Open Seniors 60+

South Munster Area of Pierce Purcell Shield at Mahon Golf Club on Saturday, May 7th. Youghal vs. Mahon - Tee Time: 10.45am Your support would be greatly appreciated. We wish all the team the best of luck.

Mixed Foursomes

1/5 - 10 HOLES 1st James & Sharon Ormonde, 2nd Joe & Breeda Fitzgerald, BG Denis & Fidelma O’Connell, 3rd John & Rachel O’Reilly. FIXTURES: 8/5 at 3pm: Open 11 Holes Scotch Foursomes 13/5 at 4.30pm: Open 13 Holes Mixed.

East Cork Darts Association knock-out competition

LEN Downey from Slievenamon Golf Club, Jonathan Woods, CEO, Fota Island Resort and Conor Doyle, Lee Valley Golf Club, winners of the Spring Series Fourball at Fota Island Resort Golf Club are pictured on the green - and heading towards the 19th! (Photo: Gerard McCarthy)

THE second round of the Knockout Competition which was the away round was held last Friday night with the following game results. The following four teams defeated their opponents to win their place in the semi finals.

McGrath’s had a victory over Sars, Maggie May’s A had a victory over Thatch, Killeagh, the Two Mile Inn beat their opponents Tosh Cahill’s & Central Star had a victory over The Hut Bar. Noel Mackey Premier Semi Finals at The Central Star next Friday night, May 6th: McGrath’s vs. Maggie Mays A

Central Star vs. Two Mile Inn

Premier Plate Final at Harty’s Bar, Cloyne next Friday night, May 6th: Sars vs. Old Thatch, Killeagh Tosh Cahill’s vs. The Hut Bar

The following four teams defeated their opponents in the Division 1 knockout competition to earn their place in the semi-finals. Woods had a victory over Maggie May’s B, Session defeated their opponents O’Caoileain’s, Mackeys had a victory over Colbert’s, The Schooner beat their opponents Gaelic A.

Midleton Midleton AC 5 Mile Road RFC Tag Race this Thursday night Rugby set to start

MIDLETON RFC will start their tag rugby season with an Introductory Night on Friday, May 20th. The tournament starts on May 27th and will run for 10 weeks. Cost per team €300. To register a team, please email or call Anne at 086 8139135.

THE 2011 Midleton AC 5 Mile Joe Hourigan Memorial Road Race takes place this Thursday night, May 5th. This is the 28th year of the event, which is always a great sporting and social occasion. Two years ago, a new course was introduced and was met with widespread approval by competitors - it also resulted in some very fast times being recorded. Midleton GAA Pavilion is the starting point of the race, where there are also changing facilities. There are plenty of prizes in 17 categories, with entry €10 (unwaged €5).

€2 from each full entry will be given to Midleton Meals On Wheels. Please note, headphones are not allowed in this race and anyone found wearing them will be disqualified. Enquiries to 087 2403940.

Division 1 Final takes place at Woods Bar, Lisgoold next Friday night, May 6th: The Session vs. Woods Mackey’s Bar vs. The Schooner

Lisgoolds (losers) This will be confirmed by Wednesday, May 4th.

Division 2 Semi Finals take place at Batt Murphy’s next Friday night, May 6th: Batt Murphy’s vs. Niall Macs or Thatch, Lisgoold (winners) Harty’s vs. Niall Macs or Thatch,

Please contact any committee members for tickets - Stef Domeney 089 4170405, Ned Donovan 086 0215258, Eamonn Harty 086 3471799 and Anne Marie Kennedy 086 3781418.

Division 1 Plate takes place at The Session Bar, Midleton and The Schooner Bar, Whitegate next Friday night, May 6th: Maggie May’s B vs. O’Caoileain’s takes place at The Session Bar, Midleton Gaelic A vs. Colbert’s takes place in The Schooner Bar, Whitegate

Semi Finals & Finals - The first to 11 legs (All 3 legs to be played). Semi Finals - May 6th Finals - May 13th East Cork Darts Association Dinner Dance & Awards Night takes place on Saturday, May 21st, at The Midleton Park Hotel. Tickets now on sale - €25. All welcome.

Climb Carrauntoohil for Saleen NS!

SCARTLEIGH/SALEEN NS Parents Association are organising a sponsored walk up Carrauntoohil on Sunday, May 22nd, to raise funds for the school itself and Marymount Hospice. All are welcome to do the hike, though a level of fitness and some hillwalking experience is required, as well as stout walking boots!

A bus will collect and drop off at the the school on the day of the walk. For further information about the hike and to get a sponsorship form please contact the school or Colette on 086 0789572.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

559 take on Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race

THE second annual Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race took place on Wednesday, April 20th, with 559 runners basking in the evening sunshine to help raise funds for a Community Centre for the village. It is hoped that those returning for the race in 2012 will be able to see the new Community Centre for themselves but, for 2011, the car park at St. Colman’s Church was the ‘home ground’ for the runners. The start line this year had been moved slightly from that in 2010, approximately 200metres from the race base and those running enjoyed a 4km run along a fast, flat course on country roads.

James McCarthy bursts through the finish line for his second win in a row. Representing East Cork, James is checking his time - such is his dedication and will to win!

Nancy Horgan, Trisha Long, Billy Collins, Martina O’Connor and Liz Enright get down early for the road race. (Photos: Allan Meek)

19 minutes and 34 seconds after the race started, James McCarthy from East Cork AC, crossed the finish line, retaining his title following his win last year of the inaugural Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race. The women’s title went to Niamh Roe (Eagles), who completed the race in 23 minutes and 27 seconds. Prizes included mountain bikes for the first man and woman past the post and before the main event more than 100 walkers took part in a (non-competitive) walk at 6.30pm, and were back in time to cheer on the runners.

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Margaret Duggan and Stephanie Kelly

Jim, Miriam and little Ben Troy

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Sean, Darragh and Connor Leahy with Ken and Brendan Barre

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Ballintotis races ahead of the crowd with huge turnout for second annual road race Sandra Hackett, Peter Manning and Jane O’Sullivan, Castlemartyr

Cloyne ladies, Catrina Canavan, Roisin Berner and Suzanne Sloane

Little Eliana Moroney from Midleton came along to cheer on her mother Anna who was running in the road race

Paul O’Sullivan and Anna Preston finish off their preparations

And we have a ‘winner’ as Mary reaches the finish line 10 minutes before the start. Now that’s fast Mary!

Jerry Forde is all set as the crowd gathers

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Denis O’Sullivan and Michael Corbett get set to start

Padraig, Lily and Adam O’Connor are joined by Lisa Cooney, Ciara Leahy, Amy Murphy and little CJ, the dog

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A Quality Stride by the Tide in Youghal DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

WITH the tide out as far as Capel Island, glorious sunshine, miles of sandy beach and hordes of athletes, the scene was set at Redbarn on Tuesday, April 26th for the four mile beach race which was held under BHAA Rules. Competitors included ladies and gents of all ages, with a children’s race bringing the little ones out in their running gear anxious for off. Parents and Grandparents arrived along for what could certainly be deemed a family evening out on the sands at Youghal. Those too young to compete were delighted to avail of the wonderful weather, and many sandcastles were built and broken, while those more energetic and competitive took part in the beach run. The race was run on a part of the beach which is between the low tide and high tide mark. As a result, the athletes were not running on soft sand, except for the odd patch of fluffy stuff which did not create a problem.

Josephine, Caoimhe, Niamh and Aislinn McGrath, with Ewan Cashman Brendan Cantwell, Fiacra Bracken and Barry Ryan all anxious for the off

The organisation and planning of the race was without flaw. The course was clearly marked, the judges, referees, markers and marshalls were all in attendance and the race commenced without problem or flaw. Approximately Alan, Moira andAoife Morrison with Tom, Shay, James andAlice three minutes after the adults’ Keane. Moira, Tom, James and Shay were participants in the race

race, the little ones were on their mark, getting ready, and they were off. The fact that some of the mums and dads ran alongside their offspring only added to the occasion and seemed to urge the little ones to go faster.

The event was a triumph for all who came along to Redbarn beach on the beautiful April evening because, as the old saying goes ‘Winning isn't always victory, losing isn't always defeat’

Results: 1st Men, Donal Coakley; 0/40 1st John Dunphy; 0/45 1st John Hallahan; 0/50 1st Michael Murphy; 0/55 1st Pat moloney; 0/60 1st John Holland; 0/65 1st Paddy Daly; Men’s A Team Points: 1st An Post Eircom, 135; 2nd Digisoft TV, 163; 3rd VM Ware 201. Men’s B Team Points: 1st Flexible Connectors 42; 2nd Army 127; 3rd EMC 242 Mens C Team Points; 1st IPS 110 ;2 Bord Gais Eireann 116; 3 Gilead Sciences 118 Ladies Individual; 1st Gillian Cotter O/35; 1st Valerie Lynch O/40; 1st Mary Histon de Barra O/45; 1st Mary Mulcahy O/50; 1st Joan Haugh Ladies A Team Points: 1st Dept of Ed 6, 2nd HSE

Mags, Marie and Mary with their families

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Runners Rachel Carey, Jennifer Hennessy, Emily O’Keeffe and Jane O’Sullivan

Wearing green for go are Pat Moloney, Paddy Daly, Nick Bent and Mark Bulman from Youghal

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No road runners at Redbarn Beach Aisling Bawmann with Tim Murray

Eoin O’Brien from Cloyne with Stephen McCormack Brigid Ryan and Liz Henderson from Cloyne get the muscles flexed

Padraig and Veronica O’Brien

Ann Hayes, Elaine Guinane and Frances O’Connor from Cork

Áine Murphy and John Mohally with smiles for the camera

Mum and son, Alice and Sheldon Kirkwood

Killian Nolan and Jake McCarthy

Jessica, Danielle and Lauren Purcell hail from Midleton and enjoyed their outing to Youghal

All from Youghal to support the Stride by the Tide Race

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Tennis & Sailing Club East Cork Junior Open

THE club has announced details of the upcoming East Cork Junior Open, which will be played from Wednesday, May 11th to Sunday, May 15th. Lower Aghada is delighted to welcome HB (Unilever Ire. Ltd.) on board as the main sponsor of this year’s Open, along with support from DF Sports & Leisure. Entries are welcome in U12 and U14 categories, in both boys and girls, singles and doubles. A Tennis 10’s tournament will also run for U8, U9 and U10 age groups. Entry closes on Monday 9th May at 8pm and all junior members are encouraged to enter. Entry forms are available in the club house and on the tennis club’s facebook page. More information is available from or (021) 4661200.

New committee

The Lower Aghada Tennis Club AGM took place in the club recently where the new committee was appointed. While a number of positions remain unchanged, the club is delighted to welcome a number of members to the new committee. Positions are as follows: President – Michael O’Brien Chairman – Steve Obersby Vice Chairman – Derek Binchy

Killeagh GAA Golf Outing

ON Saturday last, April 30th the Killeagh GAA Golf Outing took place in Waterrock Golf Club with a large number of members competing. The weather was superb and the course played very well, being in pristine condition. Good scoring resulted in the following;1st Ray Rochford (13) 39 pts; 2nd Ann Rochford (26) 38 pts; 3rd Declan Galvin (14) 34 pts; Best Gross Ger Ahern (6) 29 pts; Best Juvenile Brendan Delaney (36) 35 pts; 6th Paul Delaney (22) 33 pts; 7th Brendan Galvin (26) 32 pts; 8th Ger Fitzgibbon (19) 31 pts; 9th John Keniry (18) 31 pts; 10th Brian Barry (15) 31 pts. The next Golf outing of the Killeagh GAA Club will be to Lismore Golf Club on Thursday, May 26th at 2 pm. Time sheet available from Ray on 087 2330054.

Treasurer – Maureen Jaworska Secretary – Aine Dunne PRO – Alison O’Brien Committee members – Mary Cahill, James Cooney, Billy Flynn, Declan Whelan-Curtin, Mary O’Brien and Assunta McCarthy.

Club night

Club Night is back every Friday from 8pm to 10pm and all members are invited to come along and join in a few social games. It’s a great way for new members to get more involved and meet other like minded members. Entry is just €2 and all are welcome.


Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club is now accepting membership subscriptions for 20112012, with membership available in all categories – individual, family, 3rd level student, junior, minor, country, over 65s and bowls. New members are welcome and application forms are available in the club house or from

Rushbrook results

Congratulations to all the Lower Aghada players who competed in FDC South of Ireland Omni Court Championships in Rushbrooke over Easter. A number of players reached the finals and semi-finals.

The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

Finalists included James Cooney and Trish O’Leary who were narrowly defeated in Grade 4 Mixed Doubles by Tim Ryan and Sheila McCarthy (2-6, 6-3, 7-5), and Kevin Day and Sheila Healy who lost out to Padraig Mullane and Fabiola Schnier (62, 6-2) in Grade 5 Mixed Doubles.

Duncan Cronin was defeated in the semi final of the Mens Championship Singles by #1 seed Jamie Blake (6-2, 6-3), while Colm Cronin and Paul Flynn lost out in the semi final of Grade 2 Mens Doubles to #1 seeds, Alymar Barrett and Killian O’Brien, who were the outright winners (6-1, 6-1). Also reaching the semi finals was Kevin Day and his partner, Leo Lyons, in Grade 4 Mens Doubles. It was great to see so many Lower Aghada players competing, and we look forward to seeing some great matches over the tournament season, which is now well underway!

Where do I sign?

Super Sports Charity Raffle this Friday in Midleton

CASCADE Designs are holding a Super Sports Raffle in Wallis’ Bar, Main Street, Midleton this Friday, May 6th. Up for grabs on the night are: 1st prize: A signed Munster Rugby jersey 2nd prize: A signed Cork Hurling jersey 3rd: A signed Cork Football jersey 4th: A darts jersey, signed by Phil Taylor 5th: A rugby ball, signed by the Irish Rugby team 6th: Boxing gloves, signed by Bernard Dunne 7th: €100 voucher for An Rothar

Tickets are €5 each and can be purchased at Wallis’ Bar, The Maple Bar and Banners, or by contacting Shirlie on 087 9281723. Conor Counihan will be doing the draw live on the night, and there will be entertainment courtesy of Hell for Leather. No cc. All proceeds from the draw will be given to the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped, and all are welcome to attend.

Amlin challenge ambitions disappear in Thomond Park MUNSTER will not be in the Amlin Challenge Cup final this season, having lost out to Harlequins in Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon.

The English premiership side, managed by Conor O’Shea, took Munster on in all aspects of the game and while Munster had one or two decisions go against them, they can have no complaints about the result as, on the day, Harlequins were the better side. Munster managed only twelve points on home turf, which will have disappointed them considerably, with their second try coming with only three minute remaining.

With O’Gara missing the conversion, the chance for Munster to win the game with a late converted try disappeared, and so did Munster’s chances of bringing off a shock result. It was only Munster’s second loss at home this season, but it came on an important day for them. Munster must now regroup and try to secure a Magners league victory to end up with any silverware this season. Stade Francais overcome Clermount Auvergne in the other semi final.

Dublin claim National League title

Dublin claimed their first National hurling league title since 1938 with a fully deserved victory over Kilkenny in Croke Park on Sunday. Anthony Daly has his stamp all over this Dublin side, and they matched Kilkenny for intensity throughout with Eoin Larkin sent off for the Cats in the opening half. Corner back, John Dalton might well have followed had Michael Wadding seen his poke and kick just on half time. Dublin led by 0-11 to 1-2 and could easily have been further ahead, as they dominated the opening half against a strangely subdued Kilkenny side. On the resumption, Dublin continued to be in the Kilkenny faces and they ground out a victory that will do wonders for hurling in the capital. One wondered could they match Kilkenny and the answer was yes, as their hunger was matched by their intensity and discipline which, in the end, won them a National title, their first since 1938.

Galway claim U21 Football title

In the curtain-raiser to the Hurling League Final Galway - who defeated Cork - went on to claim the title, giving another storming performance to defeat Cavan in the Cadbury U21 Football Final. It was another good game of football with Galway benefitting from two early goals. Cork will be disappointed, as this was certainly one that got away this year.

Leinster book Heineken Cup place in Cardiff Arsenal get Final with superb some consolation win over Toulouse In the first semi final of the Heineken Cup, Leinster with win over and Toulouse served up an almighty feast of Rugby Manchester in a tremendous game at the Aviva stadium. This was sport at its very best, and when compared United with the antics of the Real Madrid and Barcelona players in the Champions League it was heart warming stuff as no quarter was asked or, indeed, given.

A superb display by Jamie Heaslip, eight kicks from eight by Johnny Sexton, another great game from Sean Cronin and a 30th try from Brian O’Driscoll were among the many highlights of this superb contest.

Leinster will now know that they can lift the Heineken Cup Trophy for a second time in three years, if they can overcome Northampton who defeated Perpignan in the other semi final. It has the making of a great contest in two weeks time, with tickets likely to be grabbed up by Leinster and Irish fans.

Arsenal defeated Manchester United to bring their poor spell to an end.

With Chelsea defeating Spurs on Saturday, it now sets up an interesting meeting this Sunday when Chelsea travel to Old Trafford. Were Chelsea to win it would set up an interesting finish to the season, with just two more games remaining. At present Manchester are three points clear with games against Blackburn and Blackpool to come, and one would have to say that they will be odds on to score more goals than Chelsea in their remaining games, regardless of the result on Sunday. If Manchester win or draw on Sunday it is all but over but, should Chelsea win, then an interesting season could have a cliff hanger of a conclusion, and it does now look as if the finish at both the top and bottom ends of the table will go down to the wire.

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‘Beg juniors finish season in style!


Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

AUL 2B : Cathedral Celtic 1 - Corkbeg 2

WATERGRASSHILL were crowned as AUL Div 2B champions without kicking a ball as Corkbeg produced an amazing backs-to-the-wall performance to upset 2nd placed Cathedral Celtic by 2 goals to 1 at a windy Fairfield on Saturday afternoon. Corkbeg travelled to Fairfield without regular starters Jamie O’Sullivan, Maurice Roche and Sean Quirke and the starting eleven, while pretty strong on paper, contained 3 players playing with injuries after Thursday night’s draw with Springfield in Cobh. Playing with the very strong breeze in the 1st half, Corkbeg set out their stall from the beginning as Cathedral came forward in droves. ‘Beg goalkeeper, Paul O’Reilly was called into action twice in the opening 20 minutes, first blocking a shot from close range and then, saving at point blank range from a downward header from the Cathedral centre half. Corkbeg then shocked everybody in the Fairfield by scoring with their first attack. Chris Kellys superb through ball was taken on by Ian Casey and his rising curling shot crashed into the net via the underside of the crossbar. The home side were shocked, but that was nothing compared to the shock when the ‘Beg doubled their lead on the half hour. Again, it was a screamer as Fred Wenham’s rising drive flew into the top corner from 30 yards. Ronan Forde nearly got a third as the keeper fumbled his long range drive onto the crossbar. But still, it was all one-way traffic as the home side kept up the relentless pressure It was no surprise when they pulled one back before half time as the Cathedral striker drove the ball into the roof of the net after a great through ball. Cathedral played with the gale force wind in the second half and, to their credit, didn’t resort to hoofing at every opportunity. They camped in the Corkbeg half but super performances by man of the match Gavin Roche, Dean Keegan, Chris Kelly and Alan O’Brien meant that for all their pressure, they created very little clear goalscoring opportunities. Every Corkbeg player played their part as the home side started to get frustrated and, indeed, Ian Casey could have added a third for the ‘Beg on a rare counter attack into Cathedrals half. There were some great last minute interventions by Aidan Cotter and Gavin Roche to keep Cathedral at bay. Paul O’Reilly saved brilliantly from an overhead kick with 15 minutes re-

maining, and the writing was well and truly on the wall only 5 minutes later when the Cathedral strikers clever back-header crashed off the inside of the post and rolled across the Corkbeg goal-line to safety. A Cathedral free kick was saved late-on by O’Reilly and soon after, the final whistle went to end Cathedral’s title chances. Without a doubt, this was Corkbeg’s best team performance of the season, with every player battling for each other for the full 90 minutes. This result means the ‘Beg finish third in AUL 2B - Well done to all concerned on the playing front and to the joint management team of Brian Martin and Denis O’Sullivan

TEAM: O’ Reilly, Kelly, O’Brien, Keegan, G. Roche, Cotter, Casey, Wenham, O’Driscoll, Forde, O’Donoghue. Sub: D. O’Sullivan for F. Wenham

UI4 CSL Div 4 : Watergrasshill 2 Corkbeg 2

The ‘Beg U14s remain on course for the league title when a terrific battle with old rivals, Watergrasshill, ended all square. In truth this was a point gained, although it was a last minute goal that gained Watergrasshill the draw. The Beg were under the cosh for major parts of the game and took the lead on two occasions, somewhat against the run of play. The ‘Beg’s scorers were Jordan Ryan and Aaron Stafford. All this means that the Beg must pick up 6 pts (two wins ) from the last three games to win the league.


7/5: Away to Inishvilla, 1.30pm 11/5: Home to Avondale, 7.15pm

The club would ask all club members and supporters to come out and support the lads as they push for their second league title in a row - This would be a fantastic achivement and a well deserved reward for a great bunch of lads.

U12 CSL Div 5 : Macroom 0 Corkbeg 2

The ‘Beg U12’s made the long haul to the mid west on Saturday morning, and for the second year in a row came home with all the points. This was a superb all round team display from Keeper, Charlie Terry right thru to strikers, Matthew Leahy and Jamie Gilroy. Macroom are in the running for the league title and were odds on to win this game. The Beg travelled minus the services

of 3 regulars, but the squad that turned out were up for the game and full of commitment from the first whistle.

The ‘Beg had to survive some very heavy home pressure for the first 10 minutes, but soon found their stride and took the lead after 15 minutes when a well worked short corner set up Niall Hill to slot home from the far post.

The ‘Beg grew in confidence after this and went two up aftea some good work by Aaron Berry and Stevie Daly set up Matthew Leahy in the area to swivel and steer home from close range. It was 2-0 at the break and though Macroom threw the kitchen sink at the Beg - some resolute defending and well timed tackles kept the home side at bay. In truth the Beg came close to adding another with Niall Hill and Jack McDonnell again going close. It is very hard to single any one out, as this was a real team performance with every player putting in a great shift.

TEAM : C. Terry (Captain), D. Foley, A. Berry, M. Kidney, C. O’Shea, S. Daly, D. Murphy, J. McDonnell, N. Hill, M. Leahy, J. Gilroy. Sub C. Moloney for S. Daly.

Next fixture : Friday, May 13th away to Strand Utd. at Ballyanley, kick off 7.15pm.

U11 CSL Div 5 Corkbeg 6 Churchvilla 4

The ‘Beg U11’s came out the right side of a 10 goal thriller on a rain soaked pitch in Whitegate on Bank Holiday Monday. This was a game full of thrills and spills which kept the large crowd in the covered stand entertained throughout. Corkbeg’s goals came from in-form striker, Alan Hogan who bagged 5 and Robin Ward . Others to impress in a very good team display were Conor O’Callaghan, Mark Stafford and Niall Hill.

SSG Games

The two Corkbeg U8 teams - the Cheetahs and Cougars, and the U9’s The Tigers continue to enjoy their mini-league series. The Beg teams are playing teams from all parts of the county in a home and away series, and are serving up some wonderful entertainment over the last few weeks. It is a very positive development for the club to have so many underage players enjoying the games - many thanks to the respective management teams and keep up the good work.


THERE was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 15, 25 and 27. Jackpot now stands at €6,000.

Waterford 3-17 Cork 1-15 as Clashmore rejoices


U21 Football East Cork Final

Our U21’s travelled to Caherlag on Saturday evening to take on Carrigtwohill for the prestigious Jack Murphy Cup. Playing with a strong breeze we opened our account after five minutes with some great individual scores, opening up a 5 point lead. A penalty on the 13thminute, despatched by Sean Long, saw the score line stand at 1-5 to 2 points. We tacked on 3 more points coming up to the break, but a late surge from Carrigtwohill saw us go in at the break with a score of 1-8 to 1-3. Carrigtwohill, with the wind at their backs, surged forward to narrow the gap between us and at one stage managed to bring it back to 2 points before Kevin Lane goaled to give us a 5 point cushion. A goal in injury time for Carrigtwohill left us with a very nervous ending but we held on to claim back the trophy we last won in 2005. Read Declan Barron’s full report in the East Cork Journal. Minor Hurling: Killeagh 1-17 Na Piarsaigh 0-10.

Junior A Hurling Div 2: Killeagh 5-16 Midleton 4-8

We collected the two points on offer in Midleton on Wednesday, April 27th. This was a scrappy enough game in which we notched up a few good scores but gave away some bad scores. Brendan Keniry played well at centre field, and Johnno was our top forward scoring 2-6.


8/5: 11.30am in Killeagh - Div 3 North: Killeagh vs. Bride Rovers 11/5: 7.30pm in Killeagh - Div 2: Killeagh vs. Bride Rovers 19/5: 7.30pm in Cloyne - Div 2: Cloyne vs. Killeagh 21/5: 7.30pm in Killeagh - Div 3 South: Killeagh vs. Cloyne

Senior Hurling Fixtures

14/5: Killeagh vs. Bishopstown in Bishopstown at 7.30pm 21/5: Killeagh vs. Midleton in Midleton at 7.30pm

Junior A Football Championship Quarter Final

Killeagh vs. Fr. O’Neill’s on Saturday, May 7th at 7pm, venue to be announced. Keep an eye on the East Cork Board website.

WATERFORD were certainly the happier team leaving Clashmore on Bank Holiday Monday, as a strong second half performance saw them overcome Cork on a miserable evening for hurling.

In spite of the bad weather a crowd of about 1,300 people turned out to watch these great rivals do battle. Cork had the better of the opening half with Michael Cussen adding an early goal and followed it with a point. Cian McCarthy and Cathal Naughton also started well, but a leg injury force McCarthy off, and this will be a worry to Denis Walsh. Luke O’Farrell also had to retire in the opening half as clubmate, Conor Lehane, flashed over two points to help his side into an early lead as Stephen Power got Waterford off the mark. A Seamus Prendergast goal ten minutes from half time brought Waterford back into contention, and they trailed by 1-11 to 1-6 at half time.

During the interval, Fr O’Gorman blessed the new development and facilities, while Tom Cunningham, Waterford County Chairman, Sean Kelly former GAA President and current GAA President all spoke, as did Clashmore Club Chairman, Declan Hickey. When the speeches were over Christy Cooney unveiled the plaque to commemorate the occasion. Both sides made changes at the interval, but it was the home side that produced the better hurling in the second half. A goal from Shane Casey helped Waterford to go in front after they had shot some fine points to draw level. Jamie Nagle, Shane Fives and Gavin Crotty all did well, while Michael Walsh and Kevin Moran provided leadership as Waterford finished the half much better. A third goal from Gavin Crotty propelled Waterford to another victory over Cork.

While championship action is not until June for Waterford, Denis Walsh does appear to have a few headaches, as he was left with more questions than answers as Cork again failed to deliver a strong performance in attack. Paudi O’Sullivan and Niall McCarthy were absent, and Patrick Horgan came on only at half time. Michael Cussen started well, while Conor Lehane showed further promise, yet the Cork attack still looks uncertain and a lot of work needs to be done before their May 29th meeting with Tipperary. - Declan Barron.

Aghada girls shine at Munster Finals

SUNDAY last was a very proud day in the history of Aghada Ladies Football club when four girls from the club won Munster medals playing for Cork.

Cork met Kerry in both the U 14 and Minor levels, played at Páirc Uí Rinn. Cassie Tynan and Hannah Looney played on the U14 team who defeated Kerry on a score line 4 -20 to 3-07.

Hannah was awarded the player of the match award for her performance at centre foward, and later at mid field. Other players from East Cork were Jessica Tonks (Fermoy), Carolinn Hickey (Lisgoold), Rebecca Walsh (St Coleman’s ), Leah McEvoy & Niamh O’Farrell (Midleton). The Minor match was a much tighter affair with Aghada girls Emma Farmer and Roisín Phelan, both playing outstanding football. Emma scored 1-1 out of a total of 1 -11 for Cork and Roisín Phelan was awardred the player of the match for her outstanding performance at midfield. Final score: Cork 1-11 Kerry 0-9.

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Cloyne boys in league (or in this case, union) of their own 32

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal BECKY GRICE REPORTS

LAST WEEK, Harty’s Bar, Cloyne, played host to a victory social for two local lads, who excelled in helping their team, Rockwell College, win the Munster Senior Schools Rugby title.

18 year old Luke Cahill and 17 year old Robbie Jermyn, in 6th and 5th year respectively at Rockwell College, saw their team emerge victorious in the final, winning 9-3, having already played five matches to reach the final, which saw them take on PBC.

This is the boarding school’s 24th taking of this title and - as a little bonus the match was played, and won, on St. Patrick’s Day. Team captain, Cian O’Donnell led the boys to victory as all schools in Munster vied for the accolade. Luke and Robbie were present on the night, and were congratulated by team coaches Mark Butler, Kevin Leamy, Tom Mulcahy and Frank Fitzgerald.

‘It’s a great honour in a town well known for hurling, to excel in another sport,’ one of the team coaches told the East Cork Journal. And, judging by the number of friends, family and supporters who turned out on the night to support two of their own, Luke and Robbie may well be mentioned in the same breath of sporting greats as a certain Mr. Ring, in time to come.

Lismore ladies golf RESULTS 25/4 & 27/4: Ladies Open Day 18 Holes Singles - kindly sponsored by Knockanore Cheese 1ST Sheila Denn (22) 37pts 2nd Katherine Moynihan (19) 36pts B9 Gross Patricia Bolger McCarthy (12) 23pts 3rd Joan Cahillane (15) 36pts FIXTURES 1/5 & 4/5: 18 hole Stroke Medal competition. Summer rules, no placing. There will be a draw for partners on Wednesday at 9.30am and 1.30pm. There is a 9 hole ongoing Voucher Competition €3 entry €2 re-entry. Mixed 4somes begin this Friday, May 6th at 6.30pm.

Luke and Robbie with some of their team coaches

Midleton Indoor Bowls Dolly Horgan Cup reaches conclusion

Desperate Housewives continues on Monday’s at 6pm. This year we also have welcomed some Desperate Husbands in our Monday night slot. All beginners welcome to come along and try out the game.

COL O’BRIEN CUP The prestigious Col O ‘Brien Cup goes ahead on Sunday, May 8th. This will be an 18 hole stroke G.O.Y. There are two timeslots - please put your name on whichever suits on the noticeboard. There will be a presentation of prizes at 8.30pm that Sunday night. On the following Wednesday, May 11th we will have a 9hole fun 3 ball scramble. More details next week.

THURSDAY, May 12th is the date set for the finals of the Dolly Horgan Memorial Cup and Plate at Midleton GAA Pavilion. This year, we had almost 40 club members taking part in one of the most sought-after prizes on our calendar.

Lismore Golf Club, Knockanore Cheese sponsored Ladies Open Day presentations saw Patricia Lonergan, event sponsor, pictured presenting the first prize to Sheila Denn, alongside Margaret Morissey, Club Lady Captain, Catherine Moynihan, second, Joan Cahillane, third and Patricia Bolger McCarthy, best gross. (Photo: Michael Kiely)

Our Intermediate and Minor teams are currently being prepared for their respective ILGU

Interclub league outings on Saturday, May 14th in East Cork.

After five weeks of intense rivalry and outstanding games, we have reached the semi-final stages. Joe Kirby and Terry O’Keeffe have won their way through in the top half, and Callie O’Sullivan is waiting for the winner of the match between Dick Carley and Con O’Sullivan in the other semi-final. The plate is also at the semi-final stage, and we are looking forward to some very exciting games next week. Our Yellow Team have reached the semi-final of the O’Brien’s Garage, Midleton sponsored Inter-Club League. The semi-finals took place on Monday, May 2nd, with the finals today, Wednesday, May 4th, in St. Anthony’s Hall in Ballinlough in Cork. We recorded a great win over Wilton last week. After 12 ends and over two hours of tense and exciting bowls, it ended level at 19 points each. An extra end was then played and Vera, Marie, Callie and Tony won a thrilling end by one shot, much to the delight of a big Midleton following and their team-mates, Danny, Sheila, Kay and Con.

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Field of dreams: Inch Point to Point 2011

ON Wednesday, April 20th, the Inch Point to Point Races saw crowds flock to the fields, bringing family, friends - and even a few pets - with them.

Hundreds turned out for this popular race meeting and while some were too young to place an actual bet, there was plenty to enjoy for all present, with stalls, ice-cream and, most importantly, plenty of sunshine!

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The first race saw No. 3 Blazing White Face come home in front by 6 lengths to take the Jockey’s Championship accolade.

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Shauna and Chris Cody

Claire, Sarah and Leanne Geany with Martin Daly and Karen Aherne, Killeagh / Inch Defibrillator Group

Jimmy Mangan, Mossie Hartnett and Dan Dineen

Lynda Galvin and Cassie O’Brien

Emma Treacy, Orla O’Keeffe, Chloe Hunter and Ciara O’Keeffe

Eva Flynn, Caoimhe Harney & Ciara Buckner

‘On form’: Seamus Spillane and Ned O’Keeffe

All in all, a great day’s racing, which just goes to show, if you give ‘em an Inch - they’ll be miles ahead.

Kate Allen and Anne Walsh with Blue (who wanted to pick a fight with the horses!

Trisha O’Shea & Lorraine O’Halloran

Jessie O’Flynn, Helen Leahy, Frances Leahy and Leanne Hartnett

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PINEWOOD continued their wonderful form with a victory last Monday against Brideview in the Bolger Plate Final. It was played at Brideview Park, as the pitch at Pablo Park was deemed unplayable after the heavy rain on Sunday night, early Monday morning. Thanks to the co-operation of Dominic Power, the Brideview club and the League Chairman and Hon. Secretary, the game was switched to the Tallow venue two hours before kick off, and we compliment the Brideview club on the wonderful surface of the pitch and also in arranging to have the game played at such notice.

The pairings for the final two cup competitions of the season were completed last weekend ,when Clashmore A defeated Railway Ath in the Liam Fitzgerald Cup semi final. They will now play Brideview B in the final on Saturday, May 14th, at Sexton Park.

The Committee of the WWEC met last week and decided to put back the Ned Barry Cup Final to Saturday, May 21st with the venue to be decided at a committee meeting at the weekend. This allows yours truly and both clubs, Inch and Pinewood, an opportunity to gather all the necessary information that pertains to the publicity in relation to the final. The Barry Cup final will bring the curtain down on the current season as planned last August, which is a credit to everyone involved.

Pinewood 2 Brideview 1

Switched from Pablo Park to Brideview Park just two hours before kick off, this Bolger Plate turned out to be a very entertaining game, with plenty of attacking football from both teams. The Brideview pitch was excellent and this helped both teams play, as we know they can. Shortly after kick off the rain started to fall and as the game progressed the weather deteriorated with heavy rain falling continuously throughout the 2nd half. However this did not deter both teams as they continued to play their attacking football.

Chances were created at both ends early in the opening half, but J P Grey and Arnie Pratt for Brideview, and Joe Whelan and John Molloy for the visitors, were rock solid for their respective teams. Hickey and Henley came close for the home team but Horkan, in goal, dealt admirably with their efforts. A corner kick to Pinewood was not cleared properly and Ollie Smith’s shot from outside the area took a deflection past Brian Henley into the corner of the net for the lead goal, on 33 minutes.

This was the score at the break and with the rain pouring down as we started the 2nd half, Brideview piled on the pressure into the town goal. Horkan brought off a wonderful save to deny an equaliser, while a cross from Henley was miss kicked by Hickey in front of goal.

Brideview really threw everything into attack as they went in search of the equaliser and as so often happens in those situations, Pinewood broke out of defence. Keith Guiry got possession inside his own half and ran into the area, before rounding the home keeper and planting the ball in an empty net on 73 minutes. Credit Brideview, as always, never gave up and should have pulled a goal back, if not two, in the last 15 minutes, but good defensive play from Pinewood denied them at least a goal. Full time saw Pinewood winners of the Bolger Plate and they can now head to the Barry Cup Final with confidence. Keith Guiry was outstanding in midfield and was easily man of the match, and also took his goal well. Darren Guiry, Ollie Smith Whelan and goalie, Horkan, all played well, but over all this was a team victory for Pinewood.

Brideview were best served by the long serving J P Grey who was also outstanding and another candidate for man of the match, while Aaron Pratt once again showed he is the best left back in the league. Keith Landers at mid field, Wm Curley and William Henley all tried hard, but on the day, while both teams were evenly matched, the better team deserved their vic-


BRIDEVIEW: B Henley, P Tobin, A Pratt, J P Grey, S Pratt, M Curley, E Hickey, K Landers, W Henley, W Curley, P Murphy. Sub: I Mason for Murphy injured. PINEWOOD: P Horkan, G Peters, R Peters, J Whelan, J Molloy, O Smith, I Crotty, D Guiry, K Guiry, A Meehan, G McGrath. Subs: K Cunningham, M O'Grady, J P Fitzpatrick, D Meehan. REFEREE: D Coleman, Assistants M Curran, P Browne.

After the game League Chairman ,Paddy Tobin thanked both teams for a very sporting game, congratulating Pinewood and commiserating with Brideview. Paddy thanked the officials who helped make the game as free flowing as possible, and thanked Dominic Power and the Brideview Club for allowing the league the use of their pitch and facilities at such short notice.

Finally, Paddy thanked Colm Nagle and the Dungarvan Leader for their continous sponsorship of the Bolger Cup and Plate and he then presented the Plate to Ollie Smith, captain Pinewood. We ourselves thank Liam for once again looking after us with his usual cuppa and the offer of a chair, which we declined, because of the rain! As a mark of sympathy to the late Mary Curley, a minutes silence was observed before the kick off.

Clashmore A 1 Railway Ath 1 Clashmore 5-4 on penalties Clashmore A qualified for the final of the Liam Fitzgerald Cup, kindly sponsored by Celtic Furniture Enterprises Ltd, when defeating Railway Ath in a penalty shoot out after both sides finished level with a goal each at Pablo Park last Sunday morning. This was a very entertaining game for the neutral, with plenty of attacking football from both teams and both ‘keepers, Pa O'Rourke and Martin Reddy kept busy throughout. The home side took the lead on 15 minutes when Vinnie Coonan scored and this was the score at half time. In the 2nd half Railway attacked strongly for the equaliser and were rewarded 10 minutes into the half when the ball was headed home for a deserved equaliser. Chances were created at both ends but neither

team could find the net, and when David O'Sullivan blew full time we were into the dreaded penalty shoot out. Credit both sides as each penalty found the net at four each, Clashmore then scored their fifth from five kicks leaving Railway to score to bring the “spotters2 to a sudden death, Unfortunately, the Cappoquin’s side fifth kick sailed over the bar giving victory to the Clashmore team and they now head to the final where they play Brideview at the Inch venue on Saturday, May 14th. Clashmore are having a wonderful season, promoted to the premier as champions, winners of the Tony Bolger Cup and now into another final. For Railway, a disappointing end to the season as they did not deserve to lose last Sunday. They matched the winners all over the field except in the final penalty, and we all know that those kicks usually end up as a lottery. They can look forward to next season with confidence and must be strong candidates for promotion even at this early stage. Well done to both teams for a very sporting semi final.


BOLGER PLATE FINAL (sponsor Dungarvan Leader) Pinewood 2 Brideview 0 LIAM FITZGERALD CUP (sponsor Celtic Furniture Enterprised Ltd) Clashmore A 1 Railway Ath 1 Clashmore win 5-4 on penalties


7/5: U17LEAGUE FINALS AT CAPPOQUIN DIVISION A FINAL Ardmore vs. Ballybridge, 5pm, E. Cusack, P. Browne, S. Drislane DIVISON B FINAL Railway Ath vs. Valley Rangers, 3pm, J. O'Riordan, K. Griffin, P. Griffin


The Annual General Meeting of the WWEC Junior League will take place at Lismore House Hotel on Monday, June 13th, commencing at 8pm. Any alterations or addition to the WWEC rules must be sent in writing to the Hon. Secretary of the League, bearing post mark not less than 21days before the date of the AGM, signed for, and on behalf of the club concerned, by the Hon. Secretary of the club.


Fixture Hon Secretary, Noel Hegarty, has contacted us with the dates and times of the two remaining cup finals to be played.

On Saturday, May 14th, at Sexton Park, Clashmore A and Brideview B will play in the final of the Liam Fitzgerald Cup, kindly sponsored by Celtic Furniture Enterprises Ltd. The kick off is 7pm. The final of the Ned Barry Cup Final between Inch and Pinewood will be played on Saturday, May 21st, with a 7pm kick off. The venue for the game will be decided by the WWEC committee at their meeting this coming weekend. This will be the last game of the season and considering the bad weather we had in December and January which caused a disruption to games for almost four weeks, the season will be completed as planned.


This coming Sunday at Turner’s Cross, The FAI Intermediate Cup Final between Avondale and Cherry Orchard will take place and the Europa Cup will be on display giving everyone an opportunity to see the trophy and have photos taken if needed. The final of the Europa Cup will be held at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, May 18th.


Last Saturday evening at Ozier Park, Waterford, St Michael’s defeated the holders Carrick Utd in the final of the Munster Junior Cup by one goal to nil. This was a very entertaining game played in ideal conditions and on a perfect playing surface which helped both teams play the football we have come accustomed to when these teams play. Played before a very large crowd, the Tipperary side scored on 25 minutes when headed home.

In the 2nd half, Carrick attacked non stop looking for the goal that would bring the sides level, and in truth the Waterford league club deserved at least a draw such was their display, but St Michael’s held on to the final whistle and there was relief for the Tipperary town club when the full time whistle was blown and Paul Breen was presented with the cup.


The FAI Junior Cup Final has been announced and will take place on Sunday, May 22nd, at Turner’s Cross with a 3pm kick off. What a game is in store as it involves two Munster neighbours, St Michael’s and Pike Rovers, and both only met three weeks ago in the semi final of the Munster Junior Cup, when the Tipp side came out on top by five goals to one goal. Last Saturday St Michael’s went on to win the Munster Junior Cup defeating Carrick Utd in the final, while on Sunday Pike Rovers

had a fantastic victory in Limerick defeating Intermediate Cup Finalists, Avondale, in their FAI Ford Senior Cup replay by 3 gls to 2 gls, with Wayne Colbert’s fine individual effort winning the tie.

The final on May 22nd will be a totally different game to Michael’s and Pike’s last meeting and is quite an open affair. For everyone involved or interested in Junior football, definitely not a game to be missed.


The Annual General Meeting of the Munster Football Association will be held at Lismore House Hotel on Saturday, June 18th commencing at 2.30pm. All clubs within the league are entitled to one ticket per team affiliated and these may be acquired by contacting Ger Delaney, Administrator/Secretary, MFA, Turners Cross Stadium, Curragh Road, Turners Cross, Cork, for their admission ticket/s. As this is the first time the MFA Annual General Meeting has been held within the WWEC League, it is hoped all of the clubs in the WWEC will attend.


Sincere sympathy from the West Waterford East Cork Junior League to the Curley family, Tallow on the death last week of Mary Curley, Main Street, Tallow. The late Mary was a great supporter of Brideview through the years, and could be seen at most of their games as she cheered on her sons and her grandchildren. Mary always had a kind word for this scribe whenever we met. Ar dheis Dé ar a anam.



LOTTO results from Monday, April 28th. Jackpot was €1,200. Nos. drawn were 7, 9 and 21. Lucky dip winners were €35 - Kevin and Kieran Rohan; €25 - Lillian Hurley and €15 to Leo Hegarty. Next week’s jackpot is €1,350.


Avondhu/Imokilly JHL: Dungourney 1-13 Midleton 1-15 JHL Division 2: Dungourney 0-06 Fr. O’ Neill’s 2-18


Avondhu/Imokilly JHL: Dungourney vs. Churchtown in Dungourney on Friday, May 6th at 7pm.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

CONGRATULATIONS to Cappoquin A who beat a gallant Youghal Utd team to win the Ladies 6 a Side league at Cappoquin on Monday night in front of a large crowd. This was a fine end to a great season for both teams after they both lost only one game each out of 14, beating each other and setting up the playoff. Cappoquin proved the winners on the night and took the honours after a well deserved 6-3 victory with Player of the Match, Ruth Geoghan, scoring four times. Youghal Utd. ladies pick up the runners-up trophies and congratulations to their star player, Kerri Hancock who was voted Player of the Season. This was richly deserved even though she was pushed hard by her team mate, Elaine Walsh and Cappoquin

duo, Rachel Whelan and Mary Kate Morrissey. Kerri capped off a fine season with a hat trick in the playoff on Monday but it wasn’t good enough in the end to claim victory for Youghal. It did win her a personal award. Well done Kerri!

Cappoquin A 6 Youghal Utd. 3

After a thrilling playoff game in Cappoquin Astro on Monday night the home team emerged victorious and claimed the league title with a hard earned victory. After a fourteen week season they can claim to be Leisure Leagues Ladies 6 a Side Champions for the first time. The game started with both sides a little nervy and Youghal’s ace markswoman, Kerri Hancock

League Champions Cappoquin FC ‘A’

Watergrasshill United

ON Good Friday, the U8’s travelled to play Strand Utd. We had 11 players travel for the game. Both sides put in impressive performances and the game was very enjoyable. Again, the U8’s put in a disciplined display, working hard to win the ball back, showing a willingness to play the ball on the ground while continuing to provide the directness in attack which, for the second week running, produced 5 goals. Only for the heroics of the Strand keeper it could have been more. For the second week running Watergrasshill went 1 goal down in the early minutes. Euan ‘Cesc’ Gallagher, Stephen ‘Gerrard’ O’Toole set about controlling the game in the middle of the park assisted by the hard working James O’Leary, Cathal Fitzgerald and Gary Doyle. The

team’s efforts were duly rewarded with a suburb goal from James O’Leary to make it 1-1 at the interval.

The second interval saw the replacement of Cathal Fitzgerald, James O’Leary and Gary Doyle for the introduction of Kieran, Chris and Sean O’Driscoll. This was to facilitate everyone gaining 30 minutes of football. A squad rotation policy that should work well when we go for the quadruple next year (Are you watching Arsene Wenger!) These 15 minutes saw impressive performances collectively from the team, with a special word of praise for James Barry, Euan Gallagher, Cormac Linehan and Ben Whelan in goal. A great strike from Euan Gallagher made it 2-1 at the 2nd interval.

pounced on a bad throwout to score the opening goal after 3 minutes and set the tone for the evening. This should have settled Youghal as they were in the ascendancy, but the opposite happened as Cappoquin fought for every ball and were back on level terms 2 minutes later as Player of the Match, Ruth Geoghan, scored a fine goal. A minute later and Amy Jordan put the home team in the lead, a lead they wouldn’t let go of, and ran out comfortable winners in the end. Ruth Geoghan rattled the net on 10 minutes with a super shot, giving Kate Gilman in the Youghal goal no chance. Rachel Whelan added a fourth goal 2 minutes later to put Cappoquin in a commanding position 4-1 up. Kerri Hancock dragged her team back into the contest with a powerful strike that Cappoquin keeper, Viv Uniacke, couldn’t keep out of the net, just before the half time whistle, to make it 4-2. In the second half, Youghal came out determined to play better than in the first and they started rightly with Elaine Walsh and Liz Burke getting stuck into the game. Disaster then struck when a mistake by keeper, Kate Gilman increased Cappoquin’s lead as a Ruth Geoghan shot slipped through her fingers and into the net for 5-2. Youghal now had an up hill battle on their hands and Cappoquin played the ball around, controlling the pace of the game and restricting Youghal to long range shots. The final nail in the coffin was Ruth’s fourth goal to seal the win and cap off a Player of the Match performance. Kerri Hancock

The 3rd interval saw a 10 versus 10 game, which saw Watergrasshill take control with Chris, Kieran and Cormac driving the team onwards, assisted by solid goalkeeping from Sean. Goals from James Barry, Cathal Fitzgerald and Gary Doyle made the score 5-1, before a goal from Strand in the last couple of minutes made the final score 5-2 in favour of Watergrasshill. Again, special word of thanks for the mums and dads that travelled in support. Also congratulations to our Under 11’s who won 8-0 away & to the Under 10’s for their 4-4 result on Easter Monday. Underage Academy boys and girls training continues each Tuesday from 6.30. Please be on time!

Continued best wishes to Flash, Pat Foley & Co. who continue their great run of success in sight of our first junior league title, perhaps!

wasn’t to be out-done and scored her third goal, but the damage was done, time was up and Cappoquin were deserving winners of a wonderful game. Well done to both teams on a great game and best o luck in both your 11 a Side Leagues which have now started.

Over 35 Mens 6-a-side league at Cappoquin

Match Day 12 and Railway still lead the way with only two weeks remaining with two tricky games vs. Ramblers and Inch Legends to come nothing is won yet. Cappoquin and Youghal both won on Monday night to keep their chances for silverware alive, and the battle for Player of the Season is hotting up nicely also. Railway need 3 points from their remaining two games to win the title but it won’t be easy, especially with the winning post so close.

Cappoquin Masters FC 3 Lismore Masters 1

Peter Whelan gave Lismore an early lead with a fine finish from a cross, and it was richly deserved at that point in the game as they had all the early pressing. Cappoquin came back into it with Conor Prendergast scoring and then adding a penalty to put

Captains Rachel Whelan, Cappoquin and Kerri Hancock, Youghal with Match Ref Vinnie Coonan

Player of the Season - Youghal Captain Kerri Hancock

them in the lead. Cappoquin can thank a Player of the Match performance from keeper, Ciaran Cullnane, for this victory as without him, surely Lismore would have got at least a point. Cappoquin added a third near the end to seal victory and remain two points behind leaders, Railway, with 2 games to go.

Youghal Masters 2 Inch Legends 0

The Legends were short a few

Winning Captain Rachel Whelan receiving the cup

regulars and Youghal were in no mood to let them into the game as a brilliant goal from Christof Colin gave them the lead at the break. Player of the Match, Mike Lyons, added the killer goal in the second half to win the game and keep Youghal in with a shout of silverware, with two games to go.

Pierce Hennessy in the Youghal goal was again in fine form, saving effort after effort from the Legend players but they couldn’t find a way past.

WWEC Schoolboy & U17 fixtures THURSDAY, MAY 5TH: U12 League Division A - Clashmore vs. Cappoquin, 7pm, K. Griffin

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH: U11 JDI League Division A - Castlebridge vs. Ardmore, 11am, S. Drislane U14 Aquatrek League: Division A: Clashmore vs. Ballybridge, 11am, M. Reddy Ballymac vs. Castlebridge, 11am, M. Curran DIVISION B: Brideview vs. Valley, 12.45pm, D. Fogarty Cappoquin vs. Ardmore, 1pm, K. Griffin

U17 LEAGUE FINALS AT CAPPOQUIN (TBC) Division A Final: Ardmore vs. Ballybridge, 5pm. E. Cusack, P. Browne, S. Drislane Division B Final: Railway vs. Valley Rangers, 3pm. J. O’Riordan, K. Griffin, P. Griffin TUESDAY, MAY 10TH: U11 JDI League Division A: Clashmore vs. Castlebridge, 6.15pm, M. Curran

U14 Aquatrek League Division A: Clashmore vs. Castlebridge, 7.30pm, M. Curran U14 BARBER SHOP YOUGHAL CUP SEMI FINALS: Ardmore vs. Ballybridge, 7pm, P. Griffin Ballymac vs. Brideview, 7pm, K. Griffin.

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Midleton Football Club

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

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U12 League home to Blarney Midleton 5 Blarney 1

THE last league match against Blarney was in September when we put eight past them in one of our better displays of the season. This match was not an easy affair with Blarney having added some new faces to their panel. Physically Blarney were well up for the challenge giving our lads hard but fair challenges. It took until the fifteenth minute for the Magpies to get the breakthrough, and it came from the boot of our Captain Garan. Just outside the area he picked up the ball when he cut inside on to his right foot to unleash a shot that just beat the Blarney keeper. Midleton and Garan’s second came from his trusty left foot when he managed to beat the keeper with a lobbed effort from twenty yards. Just approaching the half time Blarney got one back when Kieran, in goal, was just beaten from a strong shot taken by the Blarney left midfielder. H/T 2-1 The second half was still a tough affair with Blarney pushing for the equalizer. The Midleton backline which included the very impressive Stephen Roe, had to be tough with some very physical challengers coming in. Some changes had to be made at the half, with Corey replacing Kieran in goal and the injured Ross O’Connor being replaced by Jamie Clohessy. Blarney pressed, Midleton held, a game of cat and mouse. Another change with Garan being replaced by Ryan O’Regan in the middle and Eoin Mitchell coming on for Andrew McMahon in attack. Kevin Mulcahy also replaced Rian Hogan in defense. With Midleton’s Captain missing, Blarney maybe thought they could get back into the game but this seemed to gel Midleton into playing their best football of the game. Twenty minutes into the second half our tough nut in midfield Matt Lamb won the ball twenty yards out and set his sights on goal when he drove the ball into the top corner of the net. Only his second league goal of the season but it was worth waiting for. Blarney heads went down, and Midleton pressed on when two minutes later Christian, with another tireless performance, received the ball from a Lamb pass to calmly score number four. The final goal also went to Christian Daly after Barry O’Callaghan sent in a cross that the keeper struggled with and, like only the best strikers around, Christian pounced to finish with a real poachers goal. F/T 5-1

The man of the match performance came from three areas with another cracking display from Christian up front. In midfield Matthew Lamb had one of his best games in what was a very tough cmatch. In defense Stephen Roe, who made his first start at centre back, gave a mature display in no nonsense defending and you had the impression that nothing would get by him today. It is with his great performance at the back that Stephen gets the nod. A player with a cultured left foot, who has not started in as many games as his talent deserves. Well done Stephen. Goalscoers Garan 2, Christian 2 and Matthew 1

Magpie Lotto won!

CONGRATULATIONS to Scott and Elliott Lloyd, Rose Lawn, Ballinacurra, who are the winners of Midleton Soccer Club’s Magpie Lotto Jackpot of €17,500. Congratulations to them, their family, and seller Bawney. The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 25 and 28. Bonus draw for €1,000. The

numbers drawn were 14, 18, 19 and 23. No winner. Lucky dip winners were: Dave Stanton (U15); Eoin Tighe (Eoin); Luke O’Keeffe (Luke); Phileppe Villiard (Shane) Pat Aherne (Pa); Bernie Kearney (Pa); Betty Crotty (Bawney); Brian Horgan (Pa); Sean & Sarah (R. Barrett) and May Coakley (Pa).

The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, May 5th at the club house, Knockgriffin Park for a jackpot of €1,500. Under 11s Div 2 New development Third playing pitch for Castleview 1 Midleton 4

Midleton FC

Midleton started this game slowly, as they took on bottom of the table team, Castleview. It was a bit of a scrappy game to start with and, after about 15 minutes, we started to see Midleton come into it a bit more making a few chances with Adam Wilson just putting one past the post in the 20th minute. Ciaran Newlands put a lovely ball through to Evan O’Meara, who ran on and placed it by the keeper to make it 0-1 with a well-taken goal. Castleview weren’t going to give up that easiy and 5 minutes later a bad error in midfield saw Castleview break with the ball and, due to miscommunication, the defender ends up putting it into his own net.

MIDLETON Football Club has acquired the Mart field, across the road from Knockgriffin Park, as a third playing pitch and training area for Schoolboys/girls football. At present work is in progress to develop the playing surface which, it is hoped, will be ready in time for next season.

U13 Div 3: Buttevant 3 Midleton 6

AWAY to Buttevant turned out to be the Conor Fitzgerald show and a valuable win. On a very small and narrow pitch, flowing football was hard to come by in the 1st half but with Seanaidh Smyth playing well at the heart of midfield we eventually got on top. Jack Enright, with a fine strike on 18mins, opened our account and this was followed by Conor’s 1st goal on 25mins, leaving the half time score 2nil. The second half did not get off to a great start as, from an attacking corner, the Buttevant striker ran the length of the pitch to score, We replied with 2 goals in four minutes, both from the boot of Conor, to complete his hat-trick. Just as we thought we would close out the game a replica of Buttevant’s first goal occurred, as from an attacking corner, the same forward punished us again for poor defending. The goals were still coming when a fine move resulted in Conor scoring his fourth of the game to make it 5-2. Still Buttevant were not finished as, from a corner, they scored with a minute to go. Conor was not finished, though, and another slick move saw him round the keeper to score his fifth of the game to see us run out 6-3 winners.

All in all a good win, where we made life difficult at times with some poor defending. On the positive we were very good going forward, Seanaidh had a very good 1st half and Jamie Warrington really picked up the pace in the second half, but MOM for the second game running with a really terrific display and 5 goals to his name was Conor Fitzgerald. Also, speedy recovery to James Leahy who will be out for a couple of weeks

The Midleton U9 team in action against Lakewood

Castleview were delighted: they didn’t look like a team at the bottom of the table - and certainly weren’t playing like one. Midleton kept going and started to play some lovely football with some fine moves coming from the middle from Mathew Lamb and Cormac Higgins, out to the wide players Andrew Nestor on the left and Newlands on the right side, who was crossing in some lovely balls. Just before half time, their hard work paid off the ball when the ball came to Wilson in the box and he slotted it into the back off the net - score 12.

As the second half got underway, Midleton started to take control of the game. They were looking solid at the back with another fine performance from their captain, Sean O’Leary. Also at the back, Harry Wall looked comfortable on the ball as he moved the ball forward as the game went on. Midleton pressed for a third and, 10 minutes into the second half, Lamb scored a beauty from outside the box right into the top corner. What a goal!

Midleton made a change, bringing on Alan Horgan for Cian Murray, and taking off Nestor who picked up an injury during the game, replacing him with Ray Sweetman. As the subs settled into the game, Midleton kept the pressure on and 10 minutes before the end Lamb got a second goal - this time a shot from outside the box, but it took a deflection and still made it into the back of the net: 4-1.

Midleton made another substitution: This time, Ryan Dunleavy for Cormac Higgins in midfield, who did a great job in a position he does not normally play, and then Wilson was replaced for Conor O’Leary. This was a great result for Midleton, as the season is nearly at an end with four games left to play.

There were some fine performances out there. Newlands played a cracker and Wilson looked sharp and worked hard up front. O’Meara worked hard on and off the ball. But, with sheer effort and determination for a boy who hasn’t always been in the starting line up, the Man of the Match must go to Harry Wall.

The Midleton U9 team who won 5 - 2 in the league against Lakewood at Knockgriffin Park

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Springfield Ramblers look for ward to official opening of the John Murphy Memorial Park

THE Springfield Ramblers Schoolboys Football Club is proud to announce the official opening of our new Astroturf facility at Carrignafoy Community College Grounds. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 21st at 2.45pm.

The opening ceremony will be performed by former Irish Senior Soccer International, Ray Houghton & CEO of the FAI, John Delaney. The facility has been up and running since September of last year and has been a great success.

It has been a great asset to the Springfield Ramblers Club as we now have our own allweather training facilities, and we are not reliant on other organizations for pitch rental arrangements. The facility is being funded by subscriptions from club members and from income from hire arrangements with private groups.

While the income from the pitch is primarily being used to pay off the substantial loan taken out for the construction of the facility, we have removed the burden of paying out ‘dead money’ for training facility hire.

As the pitch is located at the Community College Grounds we are re-dedicating the grounds to the memory of our former club member and officer, John Murphy. This act will commemorate the role which John played, both in our club and also his professional role as a long serving teacher on the VEC staff of the Community College in its present format, and formerly as Cobh Vocational School.

To this end, and in agreement with the management of the Community College, the whole facility of existing playing pitches and the new Astroturf pitch will be renamed as John Murphy Memorial Park. We, in the club, believe that this will be a fitting tribute to John’s contribution to the academic and sporting life of the town.

The club invites members of the public to come along and celebrate this occasion with the club and the Community College.

Springfield Ramblers Schoolboys Football Club St Francis (Dublin) vs. Springfield Ramblers Under 16 National Cup Semi Final tie on May 8th Venue: John Hyland Park, Baldonnel

Next Sunday, May 8th is another very important day in the current Schoolboys Football Season for the Springfield Ramblers Club, as our Under 16 Premier League team are taking part in the Semi Final of the SFAI U16 National Cup Competition. The team has an away tie against St Francis FC of Dublin at John Hyland Park, Baldonnel at 12 noon.

The team has performed admirably in the games prior to this round, securing wins in some difficult ties in five previous rounds. The boys emerged from the Cork side of the draw with a 2-0 victory over Rockmount.

They then beat Carrigtwohill on a 4-0 score line in the round of 64, had a brilliant 2-0 victory in a difficult away tie against Clonmel Town in the round of 32, and at the last 16 stage they had a 2-1 victory against Killarney Celtic in a tough encounter at home. They then overcame a very strong Ballyheane side from Mayo in the Quarter Final at the VEC grounds on a 3-1 score line.

The Under 16 team under coaches Niall Abbot, Mossie O’Mahony and Frank Collins are in a challenging position near the top of the U16 Premier League table. The Club wishes the very best of luck to the lads in this very important game.

There will be a supporter’s bus travelling to the game, and all inquiries should be made to Niall Abbott on 0871279773.

U12 Premier League: Douglas Hall 0 Springfield Ramblers 1

This was an important away win for Springfield Ramblers U12 team in their quest to win the Premier League title. In a tight game the Cobh side came out on top, thanks to an Adam Horgan goal midway through the first half. A well organised Douglas Hall side pushed hard for an equaliser, but Springfield Ramblers kept them at bay with solid displays from Adam O’Sullivan and Sean Hilliard.

U16 Division 4:

This proved to be another great home performance in a very entertaining game at the VEC grounds. Springfield Ramblers started like a train when Glen Kavanagh opened the scoring after 2 minutes with a super strike. He followed this up with a close range effort to make it 2 nil shortly after. Before half time Adam Rasmussen split the defence and Kavanagh scored his hat-trick with a lovely finish. Early in the second half Springfield Ramblers conceded a soft goal after a few minutes of pressure from Glounthaune.

With Ricky Parker, Danny Roche, Dylan Kinehan and Conor McLoughlin solid in defence, the home side should have scored at least another 3 or 4 before Adam Rasmussen hammered home yet another pile driver of a free kick from outside the area. Danny Roche completed the rout with a great strike near the end.

The Cobh Ramblers team who took on Killarney Celtic

The whole team played well throughout with Adam Rasmussen, Ricky Parker, Eoin Downing, Glen Kavanagh and Luke Doyle all doing well.

U12 Premier League: Rockmount 0 Springfield Ramblers 3

This was a great away victory for Springfield Ramblers against Premier League title rivals, Rockmount.

It was a fantastic performance, with every one of the fourteen man squad putting in a great shift. Ramblers went ahead after ten minutes when Charlie Fleming scored after a well worked corner with Neil Harte. Adam O’Sullivan scored the second when he volleyed home a Harte corner after twenty minutes.

Ramblers finished off the tie when Adam Horgan broke free and netted from twenty yards. Ramblers had top performances from Conor Hughes, Calvin Carroll & Niall Abbott. Next up for Ramblers is a home match against Avondale on Wednesday, May 4th.

U16 Division 4:

This was a great team performance from start to finish from the Cobh side. Carrigaline were pushing to get the 3 points to try and win the league, but the Cobh side were more than a match for them. We defended well for the whole game and the Carrigaline front men never got a chance to settle.

We made most of the chances with some great football being played throughout by the whole team.

The only pity was that we couldn’t score, and the Carrigaline keeper made some great saves throughout. Well done to everyone and we won’t name any players as the whole team performed well and played as a great unit together.

U13 Premier League: Kilreen Celtic 1 Springfield Ramblers 3

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Scrum and fun for Youghal’s juvenile rugby players DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

THE Rugby season for Juveniles usually finishes at this time of year, and so it was for the Youghal RFC Minis (from U-6 right up to U-12) on Sunday last, May 1st. A great family fun day was organised, at which the parents ‘try-ed’ to play the coaches (match result not sent through before going to print - possibly due to shame!) and the Minis played their own game before joining in the fun and activities. Bouncy castles, face painting, a decadent BBQ, music and entertainment were just some of the organised entertainment, all of which were enjoyed by the young and not so young. This is the first year for this family fun day, but judging by the success it will be an event to continue long into the future.

The Eddie Bulman Memorial for Juvenile players is a very prestigious competition. Eddie, a former coach with Youghal Rugby Football Club, was a very esteemed member and in his memory his family sponsor this annual competition. Michael Bulman was on hand to present the various medals to the young lads, amidst much exciteMargaret McArdle with the Scott family ment and delight.

Asia Lupton and Lucey Nicholson

Very busy on the day was Sean O’Neill, Youth Development Officer, on whose shoulders much of the organising and arrangements were placed, and who did a fantastic job not only with the end of season day, but throughout the entire Juvenile season also.

Declan Faherty, President, Youghal RFC, told the East Cork Journal that he was delighted with this inaugural family fun day, incorporating the Eddie Bulman Memorial for juvenile players and he also thanked the coaches and all involved for their contribution – including, of course, the parents. He gave a reminder that training will recommence in September and new members are always welcome. And with that, it was time to wrap it up!

Sister and brother, Sophie and Sean Twohig The gigglers!

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Youghal Mini Rugby medal winners

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‘Mini’ celebrations with Youghal RFC

They all look a lot bigger than me - do I HAVE to go out there?

Sisters, Tara and Lorraine Butler from Youghal

Vicki Crowley with baby Fionn

Caught in the act! It's ice cream time at Youghal RFC

Zena Flavin with Ethan and Tiernan

Doggie power with Aidan Finn and Ruby

An Bol - Chumann: East Cork region OLIVER Searls defeated Paul Butler in the Junior C Championship. Johnny Walsh defeated Ted Lyons in the Novice D Championship. Sam Kingston defeated Michael Daly in the Novice C Championship PJ Cooney defeated Billy Dalton in the Junior A Semi-Final. Dave Dennis defeated Patrick Butler in the Junior A SemiFinal. Stake €1,400.


Novice C Championship at 6.30pm: Aidan Sexton vs. John Joe O’Shea

5/5 in Clashmore

At 6.30pm - Junior C Championship: Pat O’Brien Snr. vs. Michael O’Donoghue At 7.30pm - Novice A Championship: Steven Quinlan vs. William O’Donoughue

6/5 in Cobh:

Junior A Championship Final at 7pm - PJ Cooney vs. David Dennis

7/5 in Clashmore:


In Ballincurrig - Novice D Championship at 12.30pm: Gary Healy vs. Martin Healy In Clashmore - Junior B Championship at 3pm: Terry Sexton vs. Wayne Kingston Novice B Championship at 6.30pm: Tom Browne vs. Graham Fleming

10/5 in Ballincurrig -

A: Niall Walsh or Sean Twomey vs. Tim O Sullivan William O’Donoughue or S. Quinlan vs. J. Conneely

Novice Semi-Finals:

B: Liam Dennis or Tony Murtphy vs. Gerry Greene Tom Browne or G. Fleming or James McCarthy vs. Tadgh O’Driscoll Aidan Sexton or John Joe O’Shea vs. Eoin Riordan or Billy Quirke

C Top Section:

Sam Kingston vs. Daniel Twomey or A. McCarthy

Sean Hegarty vs. Leo Hegarty Colm O’Riordan defeated Mick Mackey

Bottom Section:

D: Paul Meaney or J. Walsh vs. Gary Healy or Martin Healy Seamus O’Tuama or J. O’Driscoll vs. Christy Ring or Michael Hegarty

The big score in the region taking place this coming weekend is the Junior A Final. This goes ahead in Clashmore on Saturday, May 7th, at 7pm, between PJ Cooney and Dave Dennis.

Junior A Final

PJ is contesting his second final in a row. He was defeated by Killian Kingston in last year’s final in Cloyne, but has vast experience, as he once contested a County Senior Final. This is Dave’s first time in the final. He is carrying on a proud family tradition and has plenty of experience, having played at Junior A level for a good few years.

Underage Championship Boys U10 ( 6 Entries):

1. Sean Butler vs. Niall Sexton 2. Joey Walsh vs. Frank Toebis

Quarter Finals:

Ian Farmer vs. 1. winner Kieran Sugrue vs. 2. winner

Semi Finals:

Boys U12 ( 8 Entries): Liam Sugrue vs. Shane O’Driscoll Josh Rossiter vs. Nigel Lewis Naiose O Tuama vs. Michael Cahill Marc O’Connor O’Brien vs. Jake Holmes.

Boys U14 ( 10 Entries):

1. Dylan Mullane vs. Jake Coady 2. Liam Cotter vs. Brian Minihane

First Round:

Benjamin Galambos vs. Conor Motherway 1 Winner vs. Diarmuid Coleman Cillian O’Donovan vs. Conor Tynan 2 Winner vs. Marcell Galambos

U14 Quarter Finals:

Final: Jack Rossiter vs. Tiernan Healy

Boys U16 ( 2 Entries):

Final: Keith Dennehy vs. Nathan Kingston vs. Jason Butler

Boys U18 ( 3 Entries):

Ellie Coady vs. Tracy Casey vs. Danu Ni Tuama

Girls U12 ( 3 Entries):

Girls U14 ( 5 Entries): Semi Finals:

Lydia Sexton vs. Meabh Ni Tuama vs. Lorraine O’Driscoll Katelyn Quinlan vs. Naomi Cashman Final: Aoife O’Donovan vs. Amy Dillon vs. Alice Heffernan

Girls U16 ( 3 Entries):

The Boys U12 and U14, plus the Girls U16s will all be played in Cloyne. Cobh wil host the Boys U 10, 16, 18 and the Girls U 12 and U14 Championships.

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West Waterford East Cork Schoolboy League U13 Inter League Invitational Tournament 2011 AT A sun-soaked Cappoquin on Thursday last, our WWEC U13 Squad came out on top and Won a 5 team Invitational Tournament, arranged by ourselves in preparation for June’s All Ireland Umbro Kennedy Cup in Limerick University. Originally there were 6 teams but, with Kilkenny pulling out at the last minute, the format had to be changed. Instead of two groups of three teams, we went with a league format where each team played each other once, with 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. Games were shortened to 20mins a side, and there was some fine talent on display for the watching Barclays Premiership Club scouts and FAI Technical Staff to view. A special word of thanks to the WWEC Referees Society for their professionalism on the day as, without them, the tournament would not have been possible. Also to Cappoquin FC, and especially Railway Athletic who aren’t even in our Schoolboy league but still gave their pitch to us free of charge, and in great condition.

3minutes later the game was level as a WWEC attack resulted in a penalty for hand ball. The ball was handed to captain, Russell and as he placed the ball on the spot the home crowd held their breath. He drilled the ball into the bottom corner of the net for the equaliser.

The WWEC U13 Invitational Tournamnent Winners 2011

Game 1: WWEC 1 South Tipperary 0

Our boys were well fired up for the start of the tournament as they wanted to show everyone what they could do in their own tournament. Played on Cappoquin FC’s pitch, Cillian Broderick set the tone for the day with a blistering run down the wing and his left wing cross was deflected out for a corner in the opening minute. The corner was cleared but WWEC Captain, Shane Russell, set up Broderick with a fine pass and the winger sent a powerful left foot shot into the bottom corner for a fine goal on 2 minutes. Russell, Ciaran Looney and Liam O’Connell were controlling midfield and set the pace of the game. Dean Linehan and Diarmuid Curran were having fine games in defence, but South Tipp nearly grabbed an equaliser before halftime. In the end it was a 1-0 victory, despite having plenty of chances, but it was a solid performance and 3 points on the board.

Shane Russell, Captain, WWEC U13 receives the Invitational Tournament Winners Cup - and was also crowned as Player of the Tournament

Game 3: WWEC 0 North Tipperary 0

After the lunch break our boys played North Tipp on Railways pitch and it took them until the second half to get going as the lunch break did them no good and we were lucky not to be a goal or two down but for some fine goalkeeping from Ballymac’s Stevie Ryan. In the second half our boys started causing problems for the Tipp defence with Ballybridge Utd striker Billy Dunne running at them but the goal wouldn’t arrive despite our best efforts and in the end a 0-0 draw was hard earned and we were happy with the point gained. At this stage both our-

teams would have been on 7 points, so a lot to play for.

Game 4: WWEC 2 Limerick County 1

Our final game kicked off on Cappoquin FC pitch and at the same time North and South Tipp were playing on Railways pitch,.Limerick started brightly and took the game to the WWEC team right from the off, with no quarter given as the game swung from end to end. Billy Dunne was causing problems for the Limerick defence, and Shane Russell was controlling midfield with Eoin Coughlan and Ciaran Lonney, who were having a fine game, battling away and winning the ball back for their team. On 5mins Limerick surged down the

Player of the Tournament

Game 2: WWEC 1 West Cork 0

Our boys switched to Railway’s pitch for the second game before the lunch break. Up against the rebels, who lost their opening game to North Tipperary, it was going to be difficult but a solid defensive display, with O’Connell switching from midfield to defence for this game, as the coaching team weighed up their options. At the break it was 0-0 with both teams creating chances. Diarmuid Curran and

At the halftime break the boys just wanted to get back out on the pitch and win the match. The second half performance was very good indeed as we set up attack after attack, but they came to nothing and our defence kept Limerick at bay at the other end. Billy Dunne was starting to get the bit between his teeth and, with ten minutes to go, you could feel the winning goal coming, but the Limerick keeper made a great save from a Shane Russell 20yard effort, and as he spilled the ball it looked like it would go over the line, but he recovered to keep the scores level. Dunne was frustrated with a few efforts missing the target and the keeper saving them, but he wouldn’t be denied and his perseverance paid off with 4minutes to go when his powerful run down the left, past two defenders, got him to the edge of the box. As the keeper came out to cut off the angle for the shot, he guided it passed him into the far bottom corner for a great individual goal to win the game and the tournament for the WWEC Schoolboy League. Limerick threw the kitchen sink at us in the final moments but our defence was superb conceding only one goal in the four games. When the ref blew the final whistle and the boys got the result from the other game, where North Tipp had lost to the South 1-0, our boys were the tournament winners. The joy on their faces was truly great to see. WELL DONE to the whole squad of 18 players who all played their part in the victory. You are a pleasure to work with and let’s hope things will go our way in June at Limerick University.

North Tipperary U13 - Runners Up Patrick Thomas, the two full where captain, Shane Russell, backs, were getting more and controlled and unleashed an unmore into the, game attacking stoppable shot on the half volley wisely. Both pressed forward and into the top corner, giving the put some fine balls into the box rebel keeper no chance for a defrom the bylines, and the win- served lead and a goal worthy of ning goal came from such a winning any game at any level. move. Ardmore’s Curran raced down the wing and pulled back a great ball to the edge of the box

selves and North Tipp were undefeated on 7 points with two wins and a draw from the three games played. So it came down to the last games with WWEC playing Limerick County, and North Tipp playing a local derby v South Tipp. If South Tipp and Limerick could win, all four

left wing, the winger got through on goal and beat Declan Dalton in goal at the far post with a fine strike. 1-0 down and up against it we would see what the character of this team was like as they wanted badly to win the game and the tournament in front of their home support. Captain, Russell, rallied the troops and

Shane Russell was named Player of the Tournament which was picked by the six referees present from the WWEC Society. Everyone present, especially everyone connected with the WWEC and his club, Clashmore Ramblers, were delighted for Shane as his attitude to training and matches is second to none. He had a wonderful tournament, scoring twice, including a cracker against West Cork Schoolboy League to win that game, but his all round play is a pleasure to watch at the moment so let’s hope it continues. Well done Shane!

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Killeagh-Ita’s GAA The late Micheál Foley, juvenile Club Cisteoir of Carraig na Weekly bhFearr GAA, remembered Lotto results

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal


SPRING sun replaced by Summer rain, the Royals wed, and the Dubs in hurling heaven! Interesting times indeed!

Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship

On Thursday last our minor hurling squad, under the guidance of Seamus, Kieran & Tadhg headed to Cobh to contest our opening round of this years’ Minor Hurling Championship in the Premier 2 grade, against a fancied Na Piarsaigh (2) side, cheered on by a dedicated group of supporters. At precisely 6.45p.m. we were blown into action and it was Matthew Murphy who registered our opening scores, converting two neat points. The Na Piarsaigh’s centre forward got the city side off the mark shortly afterwards. It was nip and tuck for the opening quarter, with both sides exchanging points, ours off the camáns of Alan Keniry, Kevin Hurley, Dave Cahill, and Colin Cunningham. Heading into the closing quarter of this half, we were a point to the good, 0-6 to 0-5. We increased our lead with some lovely points from Shane Mac, and with Matthew and Kevin coming to the fore again, the half time tally was 0-9 to 0-5 in our favour.

Clashmore Kinsalebeg

There was no winner of the €3,250 jackpot. The €20 consolation winners were Breda Murry, Seamus O’Neill, Helen Collins, Tommy Keogh and Steven Barron.


The jackpot of €5,800 was not won. The numbers drawn were 15, 25 and 27. The €30 consolation prize winners were Edel Power, Peggy O’Neill, Maurice O’Connor, John Bernard and Nessa Rochford.

Fr. O’Neill’s

The jackpot of €8,000 was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 9 and 11, and the €40 consolation prize winners were Margaret O’Driscoll, Rita Duggan, Miriam Finn and Paul Harrington.


The jackpot this week was €1,300. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 23 and 28 and the €20 consolation prize winners were Albert Burke, Nellie Mansfield, Des Fitzgerald, Breda Hickey and Rosari Pallister.


There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €12,300.

The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 18 and 20 and the €20 consolation prize winners were Meave Ormond, Margaret England, Johnny Geary and Kate Purcell.

There were Easter Eggs given out and the winners were Oisin Ormond, Eva Motherway, Mary McGrath, Connor Butler and Patrick Landers.

LAST week, Micheál Foley’s memory was honoured by his wife, Siobhan, with the presentation of the Micheál Foley Trophy in his honour, to Michael O’Brien, Chairman, East Cork Board.

Micheál Foley, who died in his mid 50s in April 2010, was Cisteoir of Carraig Na bhFear GAA at the time of his death, served as Treasurer of Coiste na nÓg (East Cork Underage Board) and also as Treasurer of East Cork Scór Committee.


ALL roads lead to Páirc Uí Rinn this Saturday, May 7th, for the opening game of the Senior Football against Vally Rovers. A lot of injuries have curtailed our preparation but we have to hope for the best. Colm Lyons throws in the leather at 6-30.

Both teams operate at Div 2. Aghada have played 5 wining two.

On the other hand Valleys have played 4 games wining one and drawing with Na Piarsaigh. Aghada’s best game was against Na Piarsaigh, when they played outstanding football on the opening day of the league. Aghada other win was over old rivals Glenville. Both teams lost heavily to Newcestown. So it is shaping up to a contest that will go to the wire. Good luck lads.

He had a lifelong passion for both Gaelic Games and Irish Culture, particularly Set Dancing, and made a significant input to the organisation and promotion of these activities. In his playing days Micheál was equally proficient at both hurling and football, and was a member of the Carraig na bhFearr JF Team which won the East Cork championship in 1975, only losing out in the County Final to Bandon.

Last Sunday night we had the last run out Against St Nicks down in Rostellan. Aghada opened well enough to lead at the short whistle by six points to three. On resumption we added a point but the Saints hit back to score five points on trot.

Both sides added two points each to leave the city boys 0-12 to 0-9 winners at the long whistle.

TEAM AND SCORERS: Andy O’Donoghue, Billy Hennessey, Stephen Cashman, Brian Wall, Eoin Savage, Hugh Fanning, Aidan O’Connell, Pearse O’Neill (0-1), Eoin Healy Matt O’Connor, Josh O’Shea (0-2 frees1), J P O’Connor, Cian Fleming (0-5 frees 4) Brendan Flaherty Michael Russell(01)

Well done to Aaron Stafford and Jake O’Donoghue who became the latest Aghada men to win a Dick Barrett Shield medal when Imokilly won the Cork U15 hurling championship. Of course the guiding hand behind Imokilly was our own Fergal Condon. Well done all

Micheál came from a very sporting family.

His brother, Dan Joe, as well as his nieces and nephews, have achieved many notable successes at local and national level. Micheál’s wife, Siobhan, was very anxious that Micheál’s contribution and commitment to CLCG Oirthear Corcaigh would be remembered by the presentation of this Micheál Foley Trophy in his honour.

Well done also to the Aghada ladies Hanna Looney, Cathy Tynan, Emma Farmer, and Roisin Phelan who won Munster medals with Cork yesterday when they beat Kerry in both U14 and Minor finals Hanna got girl of the match at U14 while Roisin also got girl of the match in the minor game.


4/5: U15 P1F - Aghada vs. Carrigaline, away at 7pm 6/5: Fé 13 Premier 1FL - Aghada vs. Glanmire at 7pm at home 7/5: U16 Football - Aghada vs. Celbridge, 12.30pm in Rostellan 7/5: Páirc Uí Rinn, SFC - Valley Rovers vs. Aghada at 6.30pm, ref Colm Lyons 11/5: Fé 13 Premier 1FL Aghada vs. Glanmire at 7pm at home

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Both teams exchanged points in the opening minutes of the second half, and again it was Matthew who got us off the mark. We continued to apply the pressure and secured a further three points, without reply, from Ciaran O’Brien 0-1(free) and Matthew 0-2. Our lucky break came on the midway mark as Ian O’Brien connected to the long high ball sent in by Shane Mac and finished it to the Na Piarsaigh’s net; this was to be the only goal of the game. Matthew added to our tally with another converted free. The city boys replied with two points, but it was the Killeagh-Ita’s lads who finished stronger and tacked on a further three points, scored by Matthew, Shane and Dave. The boys in green had secured their place in the third round on a 1-17 to 0-10 score, and the Black and Amber lads will contest the losers’ round in the hope of getting back into the Championship. Congratulations and well done, lads, on a great performance and a word of praise for your mentors. We must not forget your team-mate Dylan, who was out there with you, even with one hand in plaster! May we take this opportunity to thank the Na Piarsaigh Club for accommodating us in changing this fixture, and a word of thanks and praise to the Cobh club for having their grounds in ship shape on the night.

Fé 13 Hurling

We travelled to Castlelyons on Easter Monday for a challenge. The home side got stuck in from the beginning and got some lovely points from play. Our boys narrowed the gap with a great goal from Killian and points from Aaron and Andrew, leaving only a goal between the teams at half time. The second half saw the Killeagh-Ita’s boys up the ante. Everyone dug deep and challenged for every single ball. We were rewarded with great scores from Aaron and Andrew again, and finished in style with a hat trick from Killian. This saw us run out comfortable winners in what was a very fast moving and entertaining game. Well done boys! Team: Jamie Clifford, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Kevin Murphy, Luke Fogarty, Christopher Coughlan, Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke, Cathal Deane, Keane Kelly-Budds, Fergal Smiddy, Killian Treacy, Aaron Walsh, Daniel Hickey, Andrew Leahy, Eoin Treacy, Shane Kearney, Fionn Mc Donnell, Sean Walsh.

Dick Barrett & Stephen Nolan

Congratulations to the Imokilly Fé 15 lads and their mentors who won the Dick Barrett Shield over the weekend, and especially to our own Gaels, Gary Leahy, Eoghan Keniry, Darragh Cahill, Dan Smiddy, Padraig Walsh, Eoin O Connor, Colin Walsh and Bobby Mc Carthy. Also best of luck to the Fé 16 Imokilly lads who contested the Stephen Nolan (in the semi-finals, as we go to press) with Matthew Murphy (capt), Aidan Morrisson, Ian O’Brien and Shane McCarthy involved.


4/5: Fé 13 Football Championship vs. Glenville in Killeagh at 7pm. We play Passage in the next round on Saturday, May 7th at 3pm in Killeagh if we win this game.

VHI Cúl Camp will take place from July 11th to 14th. Application forms will be distributed in the next fortnight. Any queries please contact Ursula on 087/6292646 Congratulations to both our Junior A footballers, who secured their ‘passage to the quarter finals with an exciting win over Erin’s Own, and to our Under 21 footballers who won the East Cork Final on Saturday last with a great victory over Carrigtwohill.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Late points secure victory for Kilavullen Cork County Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship:


BALLINACURRA 2-14 KILLAVULLEN 2-16 Killavullen booked their place in the second round of the Cork County Junior ‘B’ hurling championship last Saturday evening in Castlelyons, with a late victory over Ballinacurra. With just six minutes to go it looked like the East Cork club were heading to victory, but somehow they managed to let their grip on the game slip and Killavullen took full advantage. Both sides exchanged points for the opening 20 minutes, before the game exploded into life with a Killavullen goal that came out of nothing. Killavullen midfielder, Billy Norris, sent in a fairly innocuous ball towards the Ballinacurra goal, but rather than catch the ball. Arthur Murphy, the Ballinacurra goal keeper, decided to bat the ball down. The ball went straight into the path of Colin O’Gorman, and the corner forward made no mistake despatching the ball into the Ballinacurra net. Killavullen now led by four points, but the response from Ballinacurra was swift. A long ball sent in by Damien Daly left a one on one situation with Ballinacurra’s full forward, Brian Sigerson and the Killavullen goalie, Michael Cronin. The Ballinacurra man got the better of the tussle and kicked the ball into the Killavullen net to reduce the gap to a single point. From the resulting puck out Ballinacurra won the ball and sent it into the Killavullen goal area, with Sigerson again involved as he gathered the ball and evaded one tackle, took a few strides and shot home a peach of a goal. Suddenly, Ballinacurra had a two point lead. Killavullen’s excellent stand out forward, Declan Dorgan, punished any mistakes that Balli-

nacurra made on the night. The centre forward pointed three frees before the short whistle, along with a John O’Regan score. In response Ballinacurra’s excellent Scott Richards put one over to leave a point between the sides at the break.

Ballinacurra dominated long periods of play in the second half,with centre forwards, Richards and Dorgan, exchanging points. The sides were still level at the three quarter mark, but then Ballinacurra scored four unanswered points at a crucial time to lead by four points with just seven minutes remaining. They may have thought that they had done enough, but back came Killavullen with a Dorgan point and then, a cleverly taken quick free found John O’Regan unmarked and he powered home a levelling goal.

The Ballinacurra panel that just lost out to Killavullen

Ballinacurra led again on the 57th minute with a Scott Richards point from play, but three late points for Killavullen, off the sticks of Declan Dorgan and Alan O’Driscoll, settled this nail biter as Ballinacurra, from being in a winning position let this tie slip from their grasp. SCORERS FOR KILLAVULLEN: D Dorgan 0-13, J O’Regan 1-1, C Gorman 1-0, A O’Driscoll 0-2. BALLINACURRA: B Sigerson 2-4, S Richards 0-9, M O’Sullivan 0-1.

KILLAVULLEN: M Cronin; K Murphy, L Dorgan, M Linehan; B Hayes, P Sheehan, P Eagan; A O’Driscoll, B Norris; S Regan, D Dorgan, J O’Regan; C Fitzgibbon, D Linehan and C O’Gorman. Sub used: K Finnegan. BALLINACURRA: A Murphy; R Keohane, I Cahill, S Kane; T Costigan (Cpt) T O’Meara, T Richards; D Daly, T O’Leary; K Harty, S Richards, M Stack; D McCarthy, B Sigerson and M O’Meara. Sub: M O’Sullivan. REFEREE: Cathal Eagan (Glen Rovers).

Castlemartyr Football Championship

Castlemartyr play Carraig na bhFearr in the East Cork quarter-final. At the time of going to print, this match has not been fixed so check for more details on this fixture.


Castlemartyr GAA club wish to extend sympathy to the O’Mahony family on the death of Pat O’Mahony. Pat served as Treasurer of the club in the past, and was also a former referee. May he rest in peace.

2011 Fundraising Golf Classic

Our annual fundraising golf classic takes place this year on Thursday, 26th May in East Cork Golf Club. This event is our main fundraising event and is crucial to the upkeep of our facilities and the day to day running of our club. Entry for a team of 3 is €150 which includes a meal for all players. Furthermore, tee boxes can be sponsored for €50. To book a team or sponsor a tee box, please contact Christy O’Sullivan at 086-8040183 or by post to Christ O’Sullivan, Grange, Castlemartyr.

Junior Football Quarter Final Previews with Declan Barron

OVER the next few days the East Cork Board will stage the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football quarterfinals, with all four matches likely to be very close contests. The opening game goes ahead this Saturday night in Copperalley in Youghal and brings championship favourites, Glenbower Rovers and Fr. O’Neill’s, into opposition.

Saturday, May 7th Glenbower Rovers vs. Fr. O’Neill’s in Youghal at 7pm

At the moment Glenbower Rovers are on the crest of a wave, with victory in the U21 B final last week following on from their extra time win over Erin’s Own, and they will rightly go in as favourite against Fr. O’Neill’s. Sean Long, Joe Dean, Kieran Lane and Mark Landers are their big guns up front, and these will need to fire as Fr. O’Neill’s will certainly be no pushover. Players such as Eoin Conway, Eoghan Mc-

Carthy, Paudge Butler and Shane Harrington are all fine footballers and while Glenbower will be most peoples fancy to advance to the semi final, a Fr. O’Neill’s win cannot be ruled out.

Ballinacurra vs. Lisgoold

This local derby affair is certain to go down to the wire and while no date or venue has been set both sides have been in impressive form to date. Midleton looks like being the likely venue. Lisgoold, with John Cronin leading by example, have responded with Noel Connery, Charles Smart, Wayne Kingston and John McCarthy in fine form for them. Ballinacurra have had good performers in Scott Richards, Tom Daly, Brian Sigerson, James Nagle and Mark O’Brien. It will be a tight affair with a much improved Lisgoold outfit looking to book a semi final place against a Ballinacurra side that has seen their fortunes rise in football. It will be a close call with perhaps

extra time needed to separate them. I have a slight fancy for Lisgoold, but not for the first time this season Ballinacurra could prove me wrong.

Midleton vs. Carrigtwohill

These two clubs are getting stronger in football and both will fancy their chances of getting into the semi final. Midleton proved far too strong for Russell Rovers and in Declan and Aidan Ryan, Seamus Farrell, Padraig O’Shea and Stephen Moore they have fine footballers. Carrigtwohill were disappointed to lose the U21 B final last weekend, and will be hoping to make amends at junior level.

Noel Furlong, Robert White, Niall McCarthy, Daniel O’Mahony, Tomás Hogan and Brendan Horgan will be gig players for them, and while this will be another close affair I feel that at the moment Midleton could come out on top.

Carraig na bhFearr vs. Castlemartyr

This is perhaps the hardest game to call and both side in my opinio are capable of going on to claim the title. Castlemartyr have been in very good form with Brian and Barra O’Tuama, Mark Bowens, Evan O’Keeffe, Mossy Hodnett and Brian Lawton in good form. Carraig na bhFearr will look to Martin Hickey, Timmy Geaney, Con Burns, Colm O’Reilly, Ronan Spillane and Shane Horgan to see them through. Both sides are capable of producing good football, but perhaps the greater scoring power lies with Castlemartyr and they are given a hesitant vote to progress to the semi finals.

Note: Dates and times, along with venues for these games, are set to be announced during the week by the East Cork Board with the game on Saturday night the only one confirmed at the time of going to print.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Cork face Tipperary in Thurles on Sunday for semi-final spot DECLAN BARRON REPORTS

Sunday, May 8th in Semple Stadium at 3.30pm , THE Cork Minor Hurlers were beaten by Limerick in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final on last Wednesday evening at the Gaelic Grounds on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-12. On Saturday night they accounted for Kerry by 0-25 to 2-6 to set up a meeting with Tipperary.

This was a very good win by a very impressive Limerick outfit, but no one was more influential than powerful centre-forward, Shane Dowling. When he went off after just nine minutes, having aggravated a shoulder injury, he had already notched all three Limerick points, putting them 03 to 0-1 ahead. In the second-half, however, with the popped shoulder back in place, Shane was back, and added a further four points. He has size and power, but he also has hurling, great skills, and an eye for a score.

He wasn’t on his own, however, not by a long way. In his absence wing-forward, David Reidy from the Dromin-Athlacca club, stepped up to collect the slack, took over the free-taking duties with aplomb, and finished the game with four points. Even in Dowling’s enforced absence Limerick continued to dominate the first half, built on that early superiority, to lead at the break by a goal, 1-7 to 0-7. That goal, however, was of the fortunate variety, a long sideline cut from the left side that hopped in the square, where a little confusion between corner-back, Killian Burke and keeper, Gary Minihane allowed the ball cross the line. Most of Cork’s points were from placed balls, freetaker Robert O’Shea with four,

corner-forward Kevin O’Keeffe with one from close range, wingforward Cormac Murphy and wing-back Cormac Walsh getting the only points from play. The towering Murphy was an outstanding ball-winner, though his distribution left him down somewhat. Into the second-half, and with Dowling now restored to the centre-forward slot, Limerick was purring. A succession of points - Dowling (4), Reidy and wing-forward Mike Fitzgibbon one each - had them five points ahead in the 54th minute (1-13 to 0-11, O’Shea with three Cork frees, and a point by corner-forward Alan Cadogan), when giant full-forward, Brendan O’Connor pounced on a breaking ball, and notched Limerick’s second goal. Game over. Sub, Pa O’Callaghan’s late free was a mere consolation for Cork.

SCORERS FOR LIMERICK: S Dowling 0-7 (0-4f); J Aherne 1-2; D Reidy 0-4 (0-2f); B O’Connor 1-0; M Fitzgerald 0-1. SCORERS FOR CORK: R O’Shea 07 (all frees); A Cadogan, C Murphy, C Walsh, K O’Keeffe (f), P O’Callaghan (f), 0-1 each. LIMERICK: PJ Hall; S Irwin, B O’Connell, B Murphy; L Ryan, C Keogh, B Lynch; D Morrissey, D Dee; D Reidy, S Dowling, B O’Connor; K O’Brien, M Fitzgibbon, J Aherne. Subs: E O’Farrell for Dowling (inj. 9); Dowling for O’Farrell (30); J Mullins for O’Brien (51); J Lenihan for Fitzgibbon (56); C O’Riordan for Dee (inj. 60). CORK: G Minihane; K Burke, C Spillane, A Dennehy; C Walsh, D Sweetman, K McIntyre; R O’Shea, C Buckley; S O’Keeffe, D Cahill, C Murphy; A Cadogan, J Fitzgerald, K O’Keeffe. Subs: P O’Callaghan for O’Keeffe (38); C McSweeney for Buckley (40); C Cullinane for Fitzgerald (49); P White for O’Shea (53). REFEREE: D Fox (Clare).

the first play off game, with a number of personnel changes and a host of positional switches in the side. Going five points up after six minutes helped Cork to an early lead, and while they had scored a dozen points by half time, they still led by just a point as Kerry struck for two late goals to leave them trailing by 2-5 to 0-12 at the interval.

John Considine will have had a few inspiring words at half time as, in the second half, a transformed Cork emerged to hit top form and blow Kerry away, hitting 13 points to just one in reply for the kingdom. That victory now means that Cork must travel to Tipperary next Sunday, needing to win to stay in this year’s championship. It will be a tough task as Tipperary, who lost to Waterford, will be a tough nut to crack. Star forward, Liam McGrath will take a bit of watching and Cork will really have to be in top form if they are to make further progress in this year’s championship. Colm Spillane from Castlelyons will again captain the side while Colm Barry, Dillon Cahill, Killian Burke, Cormac Walsh and Pat White are other East Cork players in contention for starting spots.

It will be a big test for Cork but with two games under their belt, that might just hit form against a Tipperary side who will want to stay in the hunt.

It will be close, I would imagine, but at minor level anything can happen. Throw in on Sunday in Semple Stadium is at 3.30pm while C103 will also broadcast the match.

Junior Hurling League Lios gCúl 1-12 Ballygiblin 2-10

THE journey to Ballygiblin proved unsuccessful, as we left the picturesque North Cork venue without the league points, in a very tight and close encounter on Tuesday evening. The concession of a last minute goal was to prove costly, as it afforded us no opportunity to regroup, and we had no chance to reel back in our hosts who prevailed by the narrowest of margins. The final result was somewhat frustrating, as we wasted numerous opportunities to wrap up victory, many of which we spurned, dropping chances short and wide in a frustrating final quarter. Cathal Cashman, solid and dependable in a sound second half performance, stepped up to the mark on a key performance from the young and improving defender. Rob Smart was our stand out performer in a somewhat wasteful forward division. John Cronin scored our sole goal which, on another night, may have been the winning score, but fate, and poor shooting was to befell us before the long journey home

Minor Football League Lios gCúl 3-10 Tracton 1-04

Momentum continues with Owen Hegarty’s charges as the Minor Footballers notched another success, now reaching a three wins out of four ratio in this competitive league. Cian Scannell was exceptional in his finishing, with his two goal burst proving a major turning point in an encounter that was, up to that point, somewhat tighter than the final score might suggest. John Cashman, once again, was very solid in the pivotal centre back role, as he controlled the play from his berth at the heart of the defence. Positional switches and

astute management of resources worked in a very effective way, as the constant movement of the forward division, in particular, caused countless problems for our visitors to Pairc Lios gCúl on Bank Holiday Monday. FIXTURE - Championship, early July vs. Shamrocks.

Under 13 Football Lios gCúl 1-05 Tracton 6-05

A second visit by the Minane Bridge outfit to Pairc Lios gCul in six days saw our U13’s fall in a very exciting game to our visitors, who deserved victory on a very breezy but warm Saturday afternoon in Pairc Lios gCúl. Having played well in the fiirst half, and outscored our opponents by six scores to three, the old axim of “goals win matches” was never truer as we conceded three goals in that opening perriod to trail by the slenderest margin at the break. Sean Nagle was our best forward in a positive outing, best supported by Liam O’Shea who curled two beautiful points and Cian Healy, whose brave successful bid for our sole goal gave us a great lift. Having restricted our opponents to two further solitary points with ten minutes remaining, a brilliant team move saw Healy fouled for a penalty which, if converted, would tie the game. Brilliant centre back, Ciaran Cashman, stepped forward to take the resultant spotter and, striking it with wonderful force, the ball unluckily rocketed off the crossbar, and rebound almost forty metres out the field. Our visitors seemed rejuvenated by this let off, and despite our best efforts, they rounded off their victory in style with some late scores, for a deserved victory.

Under 12 Football

A road win for the young blues over Ballinacurra on Wednesday keeps momentum boiling, and preserves the 100% “away” record for Paul Whelan’s


charges, in an encounter where James Murphy ( in a rare “lár na pairce” role ) Dara Colleary, Joseph Murphy ( whose goal was out of the top drawer) and Alan O’Reilly were the pick of a very impressive team performance.

Under 8 Blitz

A wonderful festival of hurling at Castlemartyr on Saturday saw our young side take on Watergrasshill, Cloyne and Killeagh Ita’s in a County Board organised Under 8 blitz. Following a great morning of excitement, it’s fair to say that the future looks bright based on the performance of this very talented group. All players got loads of game time, and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to test skills in a very enjoyable format, which was played on the Go Games concept. Well done to all concerned. Here’s to a long and enjoyable year of entertainment like this.


Another Munster Champion in our village - this time a wonderful performance by Caoilin Hickey who anchored Cork to victory in the Munster Ladies Football Championship Final against Kerry. Congratulations from all at CLCG Lios gCúl to Caolin, her mum and dad, Nora and John,and brother Cathal, who is also showing similar ability in our under age teams. Names to watch for the fututre, no doubt.


Thoughts of all in CLCG Lios gCúl this weekend are with the O’Leary family, and particularly our Club colleague and former Treasurer, Donal, on the passing of his father, Roger, after a long battle against illness. Ar lamh dheis Dé go raibh a h’ainm dhillis.


No winner of the Lotto Jackpot this week, as numbers 1, 2 and 8 were unmatched by any ticket holder. Consolation prize winners were Barry Ahern, Lisa Cussen, Padraig Hegarty and Patrick O’Shea.

Dick Barrett Shield win for Imokilly U15 hurlers

Semi Final: Imokilly 0-13 Avondhu 2-6

A great game of hurling. Avondhu were on top for the first half and midway through the second half they led by 5 pts. But then Imokilly hit top form and proceeded to score some great points to level the match. With the last puc of the ball, Denis O’Farrell scored the winning point from an acute angle to the left of the goals, to win a thrilling match for Imokilly.

On last Saturday night in Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork took on Kerry in

Final: Imokilly 2-8 Seandún 1-8

This was a very open and skillful game, with some great passages of play and with the ball sweeping from end to end. At half time, Imokilly led 1-5 to Seandún’s 0-6. In the second half, Seandún started well and scored 2 points. Imokilly replied with a goal and 2 points to lead again. Seandún added a goal to bring them back, but Imokilly hit back with a point to win the match by 3 points. It was a very proud Gavin Bagnell, the Imokilly Capt, who received the Dick

Barrett Shield from Tom Fox, who represented the Coiste Na n-Óg Board.

U15 Panel:

Cathal Leahy, St. Catherine’s Pat Walsh, Killeagh Ita’s Killian Doyle, Sarsfields

Gavin Bagnell, Midleton Captain Darragh Cahill, Killeagh Ita’s Shane O’Brien St. Catherine’s Aaron Stafford, Aghada Kieran Gosnell, Carrigtwohill David O’Driscoll, Fr. O’Neill’s Dan Smiddy, Killeagh Ita’s Denis O’Farrell, Watergrasshill

Darren O’Driscoll, Carrigtwohill Jake O’Donoghue, Aghada Ollie Dempsey, Youghal Gary Leahy, Killeagh Ita’s Colin Walsh, Killeagh Ita’s Liam Murphy, Cloyne Tadhg O’Sullivan Bride Rovers Eoin McEniry, Killeagh Ita’s Paul Leopold, Sarsfields

Brian Cashman, Carrigtwohill Frank Kerins, Carrigtwohill Shane Moroney Castlelyons Killian Deady, Midleton Shane Cullamore, Cobh Eoin O’Connor, Killeagh Ita’s Jack Daly, Russell Rovers Jamie McCarthy, Carrigtwohill Loughlin McCarthy Midleton Bobby McCarthy Killeagh Ita’s

Mentors: Coach: Mark Landers, Killeagh Ita’s Team Mentors: Tom Abernethy, Midleton; John Joe O’Regan, Lisgoold and Fergal Condon, Aghada.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

‘Long’ points the way for Glenbower Rovers victory


East Cork U21 B football final:


East Cork GAA fixtures

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH: Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 1: Castlemartyr vs. Russell Rovers at Castlemartyr, 3pm Round 5 FRIDAY, MAY 6TH: Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 2: Dungourney vs. Churchtown at Dungourney, 7pm Round 4

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH: Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 1: Newtownshandrum vs. Castlemartyr at Newtownshandrum, 3pm Round 4 TUESDAY, MAY 10TH: Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 1: Cloyne vs. Cobh at Cloyne, 7.30pm Round 2


Michael Feeney U21 B Football Championship: Carrigtwohill 3-7 Glenbower Rovers 2-12 Final Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 1: Erin’s Own 1-14 Sarsfields 0-11 Round 5 Erin’s Own 5-19 Carrigtwohill 0-8 Round 4 Cavanagh’s JHL Div 1 Sec 2: Dungourney 1-13 Midleton 1-15 Round 5 Lisgoold 1-12 Ballygiblin 2-10 Round 5

The pin point accuracy of Sean Long from open play and placed balls went a long way in securing victory for Glenbower Rovers in the Michael Feeney Builders, East Cork U21 B football final played in Caherlag on last Saturday evening.

This was by no means a one man show, as a purposeful Glenbower Rovers side played the better football against a Carrigtwohill side that will be disappointed with their overall display. Had Carrigtwohill been a bit more clinical in front of goal, they may have well won this contest but all evening they failed to take their chances. In contrast Glenbower took almost all of the chances that came their way.

Playing with the breeze in the opening half Glenbower were quickly off the mark, with Alan Keniry shooting the opening point. At the other end the Carrigtwohill side saw a tremendous effort from Jason Leahy come back off the crossbar. That let off was typical of the bad luck enjoyed by Carrig all night, as Sean Long and Seamus Harnedy had further points for Glenbower before Tomás Hogan got Carrig on the scoreboard with a good point from play.

Glenbower were warming to their task and in the 10th minute they won a penalty that was slotted home by Sean Long to put them on their way. With Ian Cahill, Harnedy, Brian Collins and Kevin Lane all playing well the Killeagh outfit began to open up a gap with Long, in particular, punishing every Carrigtwohill foul. David Cahill also found the range while Carrigtwohill could only muster two further points from full forward, Brendan Horgan. Carrig were given a boost just before half time when centre back, Daniel Mahony finished off a surging run with a tremendous goal to keep Carrig hopes alive, as they trailed by 1-3 to 18 at the interval. While Carrig emerged in determined fashion it was Glenbower, through Long, who once more drew first blood with a point from play. Carrig now had the lions share of possession, but determined defending saw few chances given away with Brendan Horgan kicking three points, two from 45’s and a third fro a free as Glenbower fought for every ball. Young Jason Leahy almost goaled again but his shot went the wrong side of the upright as Carrig struggled to close the gap. When Kevin Lane kicked over a fine point the mar-

Junior Hurling League Division 2: Midleton 4-8 Killeagh 5-16 Round 1 Bride Rovers 2-16 Youghal 3-11 Round 7 Cloyne 4-12 Sarsfields 1-11 Round 4

Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 1: Dungourney 0-6 Fr. O’Neill’s 2-18 Round 5

Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 1: Cloyne 1-9 Carraig na bhFear 2-9 2010 League Final Junior Hurling League Div 3 Sec 2: St. Catherine’s 1-7 Killeagh 2-6 Round 4.

gin at half time was restored, with Glenbower leading by 1-11 to 1-6 as the game went into the final quarter.

Carrigtwohill were now throwing everything into attack and with seven minutes remaining they were thrown a life line when Kyle O’Shea stormed through to kick a second goal for them, and suddenly they were in a challenging position.

However, their joy was short lived as Glenbower broke upfield, with Kevin Lane taking advantage of a Glenbower captain, Seamus Harnedy receives the Jack Murphy lenient referee to slam home a Cup from East Cork Board Secretary, Tracy Kennedy second crucial goal for Glenbower that restored their five point advantage and had Carrig rightly fuming. That score broke the heart in Carrig, with Sean Long landing another point from a free to leave the margin at six points as the game went into injury time. Carrig, to their eternal credit ,never gave up with Daniel O’Mahony epitomising their spirit with a fine point. Hope was there for a fleeting moment as Brendan Horgan then slammed home a late penalty to leave Glenbower hanging on. They had done enough, however, and from the kick-out the final whistle sounded, much to the relief of the Glenbower contingent who rode their luck at times.

Overall however it has to be said that Glenbower are worthy winners as they played the better football and took the chances that came their way. When Carrig reflect on what might have been they will know that they could have done better, and while a few dubious calls went against them they should not have been relying on such decisions. Had they taken their chances, they could well have won this game. New East Cork Board secretary and former Glenbower Rovers secretary Tracey Kennedy had the honour of presenting the Jack Murphy cup to winning captain Seamus Harnedy in her first year in office. Glenbower will now seek to travel in the footsteps of Erin’s Own and keep the county title in East Cork.

GLENBOWER ROVERS: S Long 1-8, K Lane 1-1, D Cahill, S Harnedy and A Keniry 0-1 each. CARRIGTWOHILL: B Horgan 1-5, D O’Mahony 1-1, K O’Shea 1-0 and T Hogan 0-1. GLENBOWER ROVERS: C McMahon, J Rohan, P O’Brien, M Fitzgerald, C Cunningham, B Collins, K O’Brien, I Cahill, S Harnedy Capt, D Cahill, S long, A Keniry, D Long, K Lane and T O’Connor. Sub used D Walsh. CARRIGTWOHILL: T Mullaney Capt, A Horgan, P Hogan, C O’Donovan, J Horgan, D O’Mahony, A Gosnell, T Hogan, P O’Sullivan, K Murphy, K O’Shea, S Forbes, W McCarthy, B Horgan and J Leahy. Subs used C McCarthy, L Barry and C Rohan. REFEREE: Pa Beausang, Midleton.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Evening Echo Football Championships commence

check. Glanmire will be hoping that Mark Byrne, John Murphy, Kerry Mulvihill and Michael Cussen are in top form. If Glanmire produce their best football they are capable of getting a result here. Often in the past they have failed to turn possession into scores, and if that happens on Sunday they would be in trouble as Ballydesmond are tough opponents.

IFC Cloyne vs. Eire Óg in Riverstown at 7pm

Saturday, May 7th: SFC Aghada vs. Valley Rovers in Páirc Uí Rinn at 6.30pm

Aghada will be targeting this game as one which they can win and if Andrew O’Donoghue, Tom O’Neill, Eoin Healy, John Connolly, Kieran O’Connor, Michael Russell, Cian Fleming and Pierce O’Neill play to form, then they should come through against a Valley Rovers side that has plenty of good footballers in their side. Players such as Alan Quirke, Hugh Kenny, Brian Canty and Fiachra Lynch are all good footballers, and while Kevin Canty will be a loss, the Brinny outfit will still be tough opposition for Aghada. It could be close but I expect Aghada to come out on top in this one. Other interesting fixtures are the meeting of Carberry Rangers and Ilen Rovers on Friday night, while also on Saturday is Na Piarsigh v Douglas and Clonakilty v O’Donovan Rossa.

Champions, Nemo Rangers, will also be in action when they take on Ballincollig, while on Sunday Dohney’s face Bishopstown, St Finbarr’s face Newcestown and St Nick’s take on Castlehaven with the possibility of some upsets very much on the cards.



THIS coming weekend there is a full schedule of games in the senior and intermediate football championships, as the club competition throws in with a host of games down for decision. The draws threw up plenty of mouthwatering contests, and with clubs looking to secure their status and a place in the third round draw, there is sure to be plenty of exciting football to look forward to.

From an East Cork point of view, Aghada will be the only standard bearer in the senior football championship and they will be in action on Saturday night in Páirc Uí Rinn where they face last seasons Premier Intermediate champions, Valley Rovers.

From top: Pierce O’Neill and Daniel Goulding will both be in action in the championship

Sunday, May 8th: PIFC Glenville vs. Mallow in Ballyhooley at 7pm

In the Premier Intermediate Football championship Glenville will be flying the East Cork flag and they, too, have a tough opener when they take on Mallow in Ballyhooley on Sunday evening. Players such as Sean O’Leary, Paudi Cahill, John Halbert, Noel O’Riordan and team captain Paddy O’Regan will spearhead the Glenville challenge. Mallow will be tough opposition and this will be another close contest with Cian O’Riordan the main playmaker for them. Tadgh O’Riordan, Denis Hayes, Clive Kerrisk and Brian Carey are others worth noting.

IFC Glanmire vs. Ballydesmond in Mallow at 3.30pm

On Sunday afternoon in Mallow, Glanmire will be in action against Ballydesmond and the big challenge here will be to keep Donnacha O’Connor in

Cloyne will make their Intermediate football championship debut on Sunday evening when they take on Eire Óg at Riverstown. This has the makings of another interesting contest and while Eire Óg, with Daniel Goulding, Ciáran Sheehan and Kevin Hallissey in their ranks, will go in as favourite, Cloyne are by no means without hope. They have fine footballers in Brian McCarthy, Eoin O’Sullivan, Conor O’Lomasney, Killian Cronin, Domhnall O’Sullivan and Paudi O’Sullivan, and while they might lack experience, football wise, at this level they will not lack for heart. A win would secure their status and if they can have a high work rate, concede few frees and take the chances that come their way, then they would be in with a shout. It took Eire Óg a long time to put Youghal away last season, which is why I give Cloyne a sporting chance of coming out on top in this contest.

Cork County Board fixtures

FRIDAY, MAY 6TH: Division 1 Football League: Carbery Rangers vs. Ilen Rovers at Kilmacabea, 7.30pm Round 3 Championship Evening Echo Senior Football Championship: Carbery Rangers vs. Ilen Rovers at Kilmacabea, 7.30pm Round 1 ET

Evening Echo Junior B Football Championship: Lough Rovers vs. Ballyphehane at Ballinlough, 7.15pm Round 2.

Junior A Hurling League Midleton 1-15 Dungourney 1-13

Midleton had a hard fought, two point win over Dungourney in our third game in the Cavanagh’s of Fermoy sponsored Imokilly / Avondhu Junior Hurling League Section 2. This game was played on Sunday last in Dungourney. The win gives us two wins and a loss from our three games.

Junior Hurling League Division 2 Midleton 4-08 Killeagh 5-16

Midleton’s third team went down to a strong Killeagh team in their League encounter at Midleton on Wednesday of last week. Over the hour our opponents were by far the stronger team, and we can have no complaints with the result

Fé 13’s

Our under 13 panels continued their league programmes in both the Central and Eastern Region over the Easter Mid Term, and played Football games vs. Nemo Rangers, Eire Óg and Sam Maguire’s while we met Grenagh in hurling.

Central Football vs. Eire Óg

We made the trip to Ovens on April 21st where we played a good home side and, despite hitting the net 6 times during the hour, we still ended losing by 2 pts due mainly to our lack of accuracy in going for the minor score. We had some excellent displays on the night from a number of players who started in new positions for the first time.

Our panel on the night was Jordan Roche (Capt) Liam Franklin, Padraig O’Brien, Conor Evans, Sean O’Meara, Kevin Mulcahy, Ryan O’Reagan, Conor Tynan, Kevin Daly, Adam Daly, Ross O’Connor, Christian Daly, Shane O’Brien, Temitayo Abdullah, Andrew McMahon, Ryan McConville & David Mulcahy.

Eastern Hurling vs. Grenagh

We travelled to the Mid-Cork venue on Saturday, April 23rd and having travelled with just 13 we played a 13 aside game v Grenagh. Despite the very warm weather and the big field with small numbers and no subs, the boys put in a great hours hurling to come away with the 2pts for the win. The team on the day was : Dylan Cahalane (capt), Christopher Shanahan, David Mulcahy, Ronan O’Donovan, Shane O’Brien, Christian Daly, Conor

Evans, Sean O’Meara, Kevin Daly, Christopher Power, Adam Daly, Temitayo Abdullah and Ryan McConville.

Eastern Football vs. Nemo

We travelled to Trabeg on Easter Monday morning for a game against Nemo, where both sides had the bare 13 to play. We again played the smaller number game on the big field, and the boys most of whom had been involved in the same situation on the previous Saturday, played some fantastic football which was applauded and complimented on by the home club, to win a good game and secure our first win of the football league. The football played showed just how good these lads could be in time, with more football exposure. Our team was Shane O’Brien

(Capt), David Mulcahy, Ryan O’Reagan, Kelvin Hickey, Dylan Cahalane, Alan Swarbrick, Temitayo Abdullah, Sean O’Meara, Kevin Daly, Christian Daly, Eoin Moloney, John O’Dwyer and Ryan McConville.

Central Football vs. Sam Maguire’s

On Wednesday night, April 27th we made the long trip to Dunmanway to play the home side in the league. Again, we came up against a club whose first game is with the bigger ball and their game know how showed through in a tough second half when they pulled away to win a great of football by 3 pts. Again, we had our chances to win this game but luck and football “know-how” came against us in the latter stages of the game. We have yet to have our full panel together for any of our league games, and once we do get everyone together we should be a match for most teams in our group. Our panel on the night was:

David Mulcahy (capt), Dylan Cahalane, Temitayo Abdullah, Conor Evans, Ryan O’Regan, Kevin Mulcahy, Conor Tynan, Adam Daly, Kevin Daly, John O’Dwyer, Christian Daly, Alan Swarbrick, Shane O’Brien, Ryan McConville, Eoin Moloney, Christopher Shanahan, Cormac Higgins and Conor O’Farrell.

Upcoming games:

6/5: Football League home vs. Valley Rovers 7pm 8/5: Football Championship away vs. Canovee at 10.30am Again, as we rotate the squad between each game to ensure all boys get good playing time, we will send texts to the boys required for each game. We would ask that all reply ASAP if they cannot make a game, so we can fill the slot on the panel and put your name down for another game instead.

Fé 9’s

On Saturday, April 30th, we welcomed the Rockies to Midleton

for the first meeting between these two sides. The games were played on the fantastic grounds of Midleton CBS on what turned out to be a beautiful morning.The Rockies arrived with 26 players, and we had the same, so we made three pitches and formed three even teams of two 9’s and an 8. This format worked a treat as all games turned out very even. All Midleton teams played each Blackrock team for 15 minutes each. Thanks to Blackrock for a very enjoyable and entertaining mornings hurling, and also to the parents for their support.

Upcoming game this Thursday, May 5th vs. Bishopstown in Bishopstown at 6.45pm.

VHI Cúl Camp

For the next few Saturdays in the GAA Club from 10am to 12noon we will have the Booking forms available for our 2011 Cúl Camp for boys, which will be held from July 4th to 8th. More details will follow soon through our coordinator Jim O’Sullivan.

Golf classic

After the success of last year’s event we are holding our Golf Classic at East Cork Golf Club on Thursday and Friday, July 21st and 22nd. Details of tee times, tee boxes, prizes, etc will follow later.

Juvenile training

Outdoor training has resumed for all age groups and details can be found on the team pages on the club website We are continuing the very successful coffee facilities on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. Many thanks to the parents who have been helping out. Anyone who could give an hour on a Saturday morning to help would be made very welcome.


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6th Anniversary

John (12th) and Alice (27th) Anniversaries

In loving memory of Tom Murray, late of Ballinacurra, who died on April 28th, 2005.

In loving memory of John and Alice Barry, late of 10 The Crescent, Cork Road, Midleton, whose anniversaries occur at this time. Too dearly loved to be forgotten.

Sadly missed by Seán and Jackie, Anne, Ron and family, Rob, Helen and family, Mai, Leif and family.

Murray 3rd Anniversary

In loving memory of our dear son and brother John, whose anniversary occurred yesterday, May 3rd. Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts he’s always there. Remembered and loved always by Mam, Dad, Connie, Megan and Ann.

Murray 3rd Anniversary

Treasured memories of our nephew and cousin, John. Memory is a lovely lane, Where hearts are ever true, A lane we’ll so often travel down, Because it leads to you. Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Loved and missed always by Auntie Del, Tess, Paul, Chris, Dylan, Katie, Lucy and Alex.

In loving memory of a dear wife and mother, Marie, who died on May 8th 2008. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

Sadly missed by her husband, Christy and family.

Meade -

3rd Anniversary

Precious memories of my dear Mam, Marie. As each day dawns and starts anew, At different times we think of you, And in between no matter where, Deep in our hearts You are always there. Always remembered by your loving daughter Sharon, Charlie and grandchildren Liam, Evan and Ciara.

O’Brien 5th Anniversary

There is always a place in our hearts, You visit every day, It gives us all a warm feeling, That you are never far away, Deep in our hearts you will always stay,

O’Sullivan -

2nd Anniversary

Remembering Paddy, late of Youngrove, who died on May 2nd, 2009. RIP. Mass offered. Will those who think of Paddy today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

Sadly missed by his daughter, sister, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends.

SAVAGE RIP An Appreciation GRETTA was called to her eternal reward on April 24th, and died as she lived: in a serene and peaceful manner.

Gretta was a kind, caring and pleasant lady, always ready to help her neighbours, friends and family when called upon. Her Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Monsignor Eamon Gould, Fr. Mark, Fr. Denis Kelleher, Fr. Eugene Baker and Fr. Matthrew Sanka (Pallotine Fathers).

Loved and remembered every day.

Offertory prayers were read by Regina Forrest and Padraig O'Brien, and responses were sung by Stephen O'Donoghue.

Harty -

In his homily, Monsignor Gould spoke of Gretta's great dedication to her faith, and said that the rosary beads played a big part in her life, which she dedicated with loving care to her parents.

Love you always, your wife Breda, Gerard, Anthony, Joseph, Regina and Catherine, x x x x x x, family and friends.

15th Anniversary

Prayers of the Faithful were read by Gretta's nieces and nephews - Michael Savage, Padraig O'Brien, Sharon Aherne, David Savage and her sister Dina and brother Michael brought the gifts to the altar. The Communion Hymn was sung by Riona Abernethy.

He said she was a lady of many interests - football (Manchester United especially) and royalty - to name but two, but her real interests were her family, and he asked the family to pray to, and for, Gretta, and extended his sympathy to them. The IMP Choir then sang the Mass with uplifting hymns, ending with 'Going Home' and a beautiful rendition of 'Amazing Grace', performed by Maureen Laffan.

In loving memory of Margaret Harty, Kilmacahill, Cloyne, who died on May 3rd, 1996. R.I.P. What would I give if I could say, I’ll go to see my Mam today, To hear her voice and see her smile, To sit and talk with her a while, To be together in the same old way, Would be my dearest wish today.


In loving memory of Martin O’Brien, late of Upper Aghada, who died on May 9th, 2006, aged 34 years. You were always there When we needed you, No task too great or small, With willing hands and a loving heart, For us you did it all. Loved and remembered every day, by your loving Mam, Dad, Ger, Colette, Sarah and Daniel.


CROWLEY: Jerome, of Cobh, on Friday, April 29th. RIP. Requiem Mass in St. Colman’s Cathedral on Sunday last, followed by burial afterwards in St. Colman’s Cemetery.

Gretta's niece Regina Abernethy, in her eulogy, thanked all who came to pay their respects to Gretta during the Obsequies, and all who cared for her throughout her illness, with a special mention of sister-in-law Jo, who gave of herself at all times, over and above the call of duty. 'Aunt Gretta,' she said, 'was a tall, elegant lady, always dressed to perfection with her hair done weekly. She had a great sense of character, displaying kindess and love in abundance to all. Her home was her castle, where we were all welcomed.' The death of Gretta's sister, Olive, was a major heartbreak for her, but Gretta's great faith saw her through.

A reflection of her life was evident in the poem 'God's Garden' which Regina recited.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, but especially by her loving family, and heartfelt sympathy is extended to Michael, Nessie, Denis, Bernie, Dina, Tom, Ger, Pat, Raymond, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and many friends on their great loss. Gretta has now joined her parents, her sister Olive, relatives and friends in their Heavenly Home where tales and stories of happy times in Midleton will be shared once more.

MEEHAN: John, of Edinburgh, Cork and May her kind loving soul rest in peace. Cobh, unexpectedly on Thursday, April 28th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Tuesday last - Kathleen Woulfe. in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, followed by burial afterwards in St. Oliver’s Ceme- CAREY: Cornelius (Con), of Main Street, tery, Model Farm Road, Cork. Midleton, on Tuesday, April 26th. RIP. ReO'LEARY: Roger, of Dundullerick, Leam- quiem Mass on Friday last in the Church of lara, on Friday, April 29th. RIP. Requiem the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton, followed Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Leam- by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemelara, on Sunday last, followed by funeral tery. afterwards in Lisgoold Cemetery.

MANSFIELD: Simon, of Kiely's Cross, Grange, Youghal, following a tragic motorcycle accident, on Saturday, April 30th. RIP. Reception into St. Mary’s Church, Grange, today at 11am for Requiem Mass, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private please.

O'MAHONY: Pat, of Grange, Castlemartyr, on Thursday, April 28th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Saturday last in St. Joseph’s Church, Castlemartyr, followed by burial afterwards in All Saints Cemetery, Mogeely.

AHERNE: James (Gah), of Water Rock, Midleton, in his 87th year, on Monday, April 25th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Wednesday last in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton, followed by burial afterwards in Mogeely Old Cemetery.

LONG: Michael (Joe), of Park, Youghal, peacefully after a long illness, on Wednesday, April 27th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Saturday last in St. John The Baptist Church, Killeagh, followed by burial afterwards in St. Fergal’s Cemetery, Killeagh.


Prayer to the Sacred Heart

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. (MB)

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The Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge for Chernobyl

FUN, frolics and fitness at Delaney’s Hurling & Football Club in aid of Chernobyl Children International

Aisling Moran a finalist in ‘Do the Right Thing’ and a team of volunteers launched ‘The Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge’ in aid of Chernobyl Children International today at Murphy’s Rock, Cork. The team is preparing for what promises to be a unique, fun sporting event at Delaney’s Hurling & Football Club on Saturday, May 21st. Aisling and a team of ex-Special Forces from Outdoor Physical Exercise will challenge teams of four to complete the ultimate obstacle course, testing all competitors’ mental and physical strength. From 10am onwards on Saturday, May 21st, competitive teams of 4 will be put through their paces, with excellent prizes for the fastest team. From 12 noon the course is open to non-competitive teams. With an elitist event in the morning and less competitive event in the afternoon, there will be a challenge for even the faint-hearted! The day will also include great live music and barbeque. Everyone from corporate teams to local Football, Soccer, Hurling and Rugby teams can challenge each other on neutral ground. The non-competitive option is ideal for a group of friends who wish to get out in the fresh air and enjoy a healthy, fun Saturday while supporting a good cause.

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THIS COMING SUNDAY IN BALLYHEA, 10.30am, we will be holding our tenth protest march against the deal that was struck on our behalf on November 28th last year. To reiterate our aim: Last November the ECB came to Ireland ostensibly to bailout the country, but in reality their mission was to bail out the bondholders, who we believe (though it’s near impossible to get details of who these bondholders are/were) were mainly German and French banks. Under extreme pressure from the ECB our then government signed off on a deal that transferred tens of billions of private bank/bondholder debt to the Irish people.

Regardless of who the bondholders are, regardless of whether or not we can afford the repayments (and we can’t), this was a foul deed, an act of blatant imperialism, a burden imposed on a weakened but still sovereign nation by an inordinately powerful few. We demand that the deal of November 2010 should be revisited and the bank/bondholder debt terms reversed, those bondholders then to be dealt with as they should have been in the first place, made to suffer their own losses. That’s it; that’s our protest, that’s our cause. That foul, unfair, unjust deed must be undone, that burden – the burden of others - lifted from our shoulders. Then and only then, will we satisfied, then and only then can we again prosper. Join our protest, sign our online petition. Regards, Diarmuid O'Flynn.


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Wednesday, may 4th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Hugh Whelan seeks permission for the demolition of an existing cottage and the construction of a new dwelling, dormer in style, incorporating 3 bedrooms, the installation of a new treatment unit to service the proposed dwelling, the extinguishment of the existing vehicular access and provision of a new vehicular access at Lissanisky, Cobh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Anthony Murphy seeks permission for the construction of a domestic extension to the front of existing dwelling, incorporating a new entrance porch and extension of existing living room at 11, Maurice Moore Place, Cobh, Co. Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20.

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WE are seeing a good number of customers looking for help with cold sores, and there is every chance that they will be hill-walkers or sailers and that the problem has been triggered by exposure to the sun and wind, or perhaps Easter eggs!

There is also every chance that this won’t be their first experience of cold sores, as once the virus strikes, it tends to lurk in wait for the next opportunity to attack. Why 'cold' sores? Because they often occur after a cold when the immune system is at a low ebb.

They are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus, and can be spread to nose and – more seriously – the eyes, if a finger strays from the lip sore and carries the virus elsewhere. What to do? In the body two amino acids compete, though both are necessary for good health. These are arginine and lysine, and since lysine attacks the cold sore virus it makes sense to avoid foods high in arginine such as nuts, seeds and chocolate. In sensitive people a bar of chocolate or a bag of roasted peanuts can be enough to trigger the tingle. Propolis and lysine supplements can be used to help clear a cold sore as well as prevent recurrence.

Teething pain is very disruptive for parents as well as babies. Chamomile is an effective and natural calming and pain-relieving herb, whether used as a gel, homeopathic granules, or tea used as part of the liquid to make up infant formula. A liquid-filled teething ring cooled in the fridge can help to soothe – check the label to ensure it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals like phthalates or BPA (bisphenolA). Alternatively, lightly dampen a suitable (clean!) cloth, knot it to provide something to chew on, place in the fridge or freezer and let the baby chew the cooled material.

Mouth ulcers have several possible causes. People who constantly get mouth ulcers may be short of iron, folate or vitamin B12. Zinc deficiency and stress can also be triggers, as can a food intolerance or irritation caused by sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) in toothpaste. Makes: 16


40g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 25g cocoa powder 140g plain chocolate, broken into small pieces 3 medium eggs 225g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 8 dollops* of Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise (110g) 55g walnuts, finely chopped *A dollop is one level tablespoon of Hellmann’s mayonnaise (15ml)


2. Sift the flour with the baking powder and cocoa.

3. Put the chocolate into a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of hot water and leave until melted (alternatively, microwave on medium power, stirring occasionally, until just melted).

4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar and vanilla until slightly thickened. 5. Whisk in the chocolate mixture.

6. Fold in the flour mixture, mayonnaise and walnuts.

7. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for about 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

1. Lightly grease a 23cm square cake tin and line with baking paper. 8. Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

A good B vitamin complex to help with stress will also clear cracks in the corners of a mouth. Propolis (a bee product) applied to ulcers every hour with a finger tip usually brings rapid healing – but be careful as propolis stains everything from clothes to dentures!

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IN Well and Good we stock a wide range of toothpastes which are fluoride-free and contain no sodium lauryl/laurate sulphate (SLS) which can irritate and cause mouth ulcers.

Bee Health propolis tincture and A.Vogel Bio Propolis gel are instant help for cold sores as well as ulcers, and Solgar or Quest lysine tablets are a sure fire remedy for recurring cold sores.


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CHERRY JUBILEE are sweet as pie IMOKILLY TAVERN MOGEELY MUSICIANS 'Cherry Jubilee' are Martina Cullinane and Abbie O'Shea from Lismore, Lorna Cullen from Cappoquin and Emily Aherne from Tallow - and these four girls attend Blackwater Community School in Lismore, Co. Waterford. The band have an average age of 16 and started when the girls used to hang around together during school, and over time they developed into a group. I met with the girls this week and we spoke about where it all started and what they have achieved in their short time. The one thing that struck me was the modesty which these girls displayed, but I was also aware that each of the girls have a strong personality. The girls recently won a Dublin digital radio station contest where you had to enter a song, either in Irish or a combination of Irish and English. Their music teacher mentioned it and, like everything they do, they simply wrote a song, put it on CD and sent it off, not thinking too much about it until they were informed that they were in the final. Only then did the girls start promoting the song locally, and got all their friends and family to vote. Needless to say, once they put their mind to it, they were unstoppable. They won the competition, and with it, the first prize of their song on a CD, which will be given out next year in the Irish Daily Star. What makes it that much better is that their song is selfpenned. I asked them had they any other news along those lines, and I was

informed that they took part in an energy science competition in school. ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards is an allIreland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. They decided that, rather than doing the typical project like building things or even showing how you can save energy, they wrote a song and entered it in the competition.

They went to Cork to sing and were voted through to the finals, which will be held in Dublin on May 18th. If they win this competition they might get the chance to sing for the President of Ireland. This news was imparted as nonchalantly as one would discuss the weather, a sure sign that these girls have their feet firmly on the ground. And to top it all off, they are four good friends. What you will find with these four young ladies is that they complement each other, work hard at harmonies, and each of them plays an instrument, piano. It is the way they combine the songs they write with their own unique voices that makes them so special. I asked them if they sing songs from groups like the Corrs etc and was told that they prefer to take songs from many groups and make them their own. Singing songs from the Corrs would only be repeating what the Corrs have done. They will continue to write and perform their own songs for now. Keep your eyes open for this group in your area.

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Not just any old Table Quiz – on the night entertainment will be provided in the form of local band ‘Live Vibe, which is made up of three outstanding and dedicated musicians - Vincent Collins, Daniel McGoldrick and Simon Daly. They really liven up a crowd and are an act not to be missed. Support is crucial for Pantomania as it injects a bit of fun and life into the town at Christmas, which is just what Youghal needs.

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YOUGHAL is very lucky to have so many very talented youths. The very successful show, ‘Pantomania’ was created by Fiona Coughlan and Graham McDermot to provide a platform for this array of talents.

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Thursday, May 5th: X-FACTOR favourite, Wagner Carrilho, performed on Saturday last for residents and guests at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Whitegate, and followed up with a meet & greet with some of his fans.

COLBERT’S BAR BALLINACURRA 021 4631993 * Pool table * Darts and juke box

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The performance kicks off a summer line-up of X Factor performers at Trabolgan, including Paije Richardson, Lucie Jones, Diva Fever, Treyc Cohen and Katie Waissel. (Main photo: Neil Danton)

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Five Minutes - Five Questions

1. Mistral, chinook, zonda, and willy-willy are types of which planet Earth feature?

2. Which tropical fish, named after an iconic four-legged beast, has the ability to regenerate its fins, skin and heart? 3. Named after chairs found at the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy, what type of handicraft is Bargello? 4. A suplex is an offensive move in which professional sport?

5. In which city was scientist Marie Curie born, whose residents are known as Varsovians?

Answer to last week’s Medium


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The Big Screen Still not out of gas...

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INSIDIOUS (16) EXECUTING a profoundly dumb script with the kind of straight-faced seriousness you'd expect from a Michael Mann or Christopher Nolan film, Fast & Furious 5, is perhaps, the most gloriously overblown sequel to roll into cinemas in some time. Even at a hefty 130 minutes it manages to keep the entertainment levels from flagging, thanks to some jaw-dropping turbo-charged set pieces.

Kicking off with a reprise of the scene that closed 2009's Fast & Furious, the sequel sees Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and his girlfriend Mia Toretto (Jordanna Brewster) springing her brother Dom (Vin Diesel) from police custody. Soon the trio are back to their old ways in Brazil, stealing expensive sports cars in a manner more spectacular than just strolling into a dealership and driving away with their targets. When they find themselves on the wrong side of Rio's number one gangster, Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) and wanted by DSS agent, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson), they assemble an all-star team - including Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot and Ludacris - to pull off 'one last job' and break away with $11 million apiece. After two fast-paced action sequences back-to-back, it's the introduction of the wise-cracking Roman that lends the film some much-needed humour amongst all the glistening vehicles and macho posturing.

Fast & Furious 5 can be defined as 'good' if you look at it purely from a guilty pleasure level. It's all inadvertently very funny, but director Justin Lin injects enough energy into the film - partly thanks to the vibrant Rio backdrop - to keep you with it, in spite of all its flaws. Gentlemen, start your engines...

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IT’S been a year since the adventures of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian ended, and now young Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) take centre stage in this 3D adventure.

One day while they are in an upstairs room, the siblings notice that a ship in a picture on the wall looks quite ‘Narnian,’ which, of course, it is. The room is flooded as the painting’s waters begin spewing into reality, and when the children surface, they find themselves back in Narnia, where they are welcomed by Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) and the dashing mouse Reepicheep (voice of Simon Pegg).

The Dawn Treader is Caspian’s ship. All three children join the crew, although the reluctant Eustace wants to go back home as soon as he arrives. Caspian (Ben Barnes) has a new challenge. He must find the seven lost lords in order to collect seven swords – the only act that will save Narnia.

The story is easy to follow whether or not you’ve seen the other films: It’s just simple adventure and fun. The Dawn Treader ends up being a wonderful treat for the entire family. It’s interesting to watch the young people contend with the forces that drive people in general: the lure of wealth, the dream of beauty and the quest for power. The special effects are better than ever, and the characters all are interesting and multifaceted. The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the best of the three films, and leaves the door open for another instalment. One can only hope the series is on an upswing, and that a fourth trip to Narnia will be worth the trouble.

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Cobh eclipsed by celebrity liner LAST weekend, the Celebrity Eclipse cruise liner arrived in Cobh, drawing admiring glances from those who got to watch the 122,000 gross ton ship arrive in the port, carrying 2,852 passengers. The third of five in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse is 121-foot-wide and boasts The Lawn Club, with real, growing grass and The Hot Glass Show, a glassblowing show and studio. Celebrity’s fleet currently consists of nine ships. Its $3.75-billion investment in building five stylish Solstice Class ships between 2008-2012, represents the largest five-year investment in premium cruising. And, for the people of Cobh last weekend, it was nice for them to have an eclipse that they could look directly at...

Onlookers Carmel Doocey and Maura Kenny from Midleton watch the Celebrity Eclipse pull into Cobh Harbour on Saturday. (Photo: Patrick Hogan, Provision)

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