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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

East Cork Journal

‘Buried’ Issue No. 137


Ballymacoda , Dungourney, Midleton & Youghal Confirmations + Ballintotas Communions inside this week


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COUPLES & RELATIONSHIP have all moved in underneath the soil. I saw four of them in my garden on Tuesday!'

RESIDENTS in two estates in Midleton are fighting an ongoing infestation of rats due to high levels of dumping in the area and Cork County Council are, literally, burying the problem, by covering huge piles of rubbish with topsoil. Cllr. Tom Cashman, Midleton Town Council is pictured above at Avoncore's green area, along whose embankment wall the rubbish mount leans. Children are visible in the background, playing along the area which is ‘riddled with rats.’

'It's over three feet tall,' one resident states, 'and, because they never got rid of the rubbish, the rats


For as long as residents of these two estates can remember, the green area bordering Avoncore and Brookdale has been a dumping ground for household waste.

Along the boundary wall, rubbish - including dirty nappies, condoms, broken bottles and food waste - is piled up to a height of over three feet - and at least 40 foot long. Health and safety risks abound, with broken bottles, twisted metal sheeting and, of course, the issues of rat urine and faeces.

Children play in the area on a regular basis, and Cllr. Tom Cashman is urging Cork County Council to resolve this issue once and for all without, as one resident puts it, 'literally burying the problem.' Full report inside this week's edition.


BEFORE you accuse the East Cork Journal of a very suspicious typo, we must state that, yes, Youghal's Veronica Hunt is this year's Kerry Rose.

Veronica, who now lives and works in Tralee, but whose family still lives in Youghal, was selected as the 2010 Kerry Rose ahead of 16 other hopefuls last week and will now go on to represent the Kingdom in the Rose of Tralee in August. ‘It all came about’ she tells the East Cork Journal, ‘because I got chatting to a bus driver one day and the subject of the Rose of Tralee came up.’ The bus driver said she should give it a go, but Veronica didn’t think she would be eligible, being a Rebel woman! However, he later came back having confirmed her eligibility and offered to sponsor her. The rest, as they say, is history. Read Denise FitzGerald's full interview with Veronica inside this week's East Cork Journal.


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Deputy Stanton concerned about future of Cobh Community Hospital

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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

CORK East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has voiced concerns that the future of Cobh Community Hospital may be in doubt. Deputy Stanton has also raised the matter with the Minister for Health and Children in Dail Eireann this week.

“Under the recently introduced “Fair Deal” Nursing Home Support Scheme Act, changes are being made to the way Community Hospitals and Nursing Homes are being funded. This could result in a dramatic decrease in the funding available to run Cobh Community Hospital. I have tabled parliamentary questions to the Minister for Health and Children asking her to clarify the position. Cobh Community Hospital is the only nursing home on the island of Cobh serving a population of around 20,000 people. The people of Cobh, through the “Friends of Cobh Hospital”, have supported their local hospital for decades through fundraising. There is huge emotional attachment to the hospital.

Cobh Confraternity Brass & Reed Band to perform in Youghal


A SPECIAL Band Recital, commemorating the centenary of the birth of Aloys Fleischmann, will take place at Barry’s Lane in Youghal on Sunday, May 16th, commencing at 3pm.

Cobh Confraternity Brass and Reed Band,under the baton of Musical Director, Fintan Finn, BMus will join forces with members of Cork Hill Pipe Band, Youghal to give a delightful programme of music. Cobh Confraternity Band will open the recital with a selection of martial, light classical and popular airs.

The pipers will join the Cobh Band for the second half of the programme, for a joint performance of Irish and Scottish music. Joint pipe and band performances are quite rare in Ireland but the Youghal and Cobh musicians have been playing together for the past five years and have perfected this combined art very successfully.

It must be pointed out this recital is made possible by the continued support, assistance and encouragement of Arts Officer Mr. Ian McDonagh and his team at the Arts Office, Cork County Council. Aloys Fleischmann was a former Professor and Head of the Music Department at UCC. He was a founding member of the Cork Symphony Orchestra and the International Choral and Folk Dance Festival. He was the author of several books and articles on music, including a major work on sources of Irish traditional music. It is hoped that the townspeople will come out and support the event on 16 May, as it is a very fitting way of honouring Aloys Fleischmann who did so much during his lifetime for the promotion of music in Ireland.

Trees NOT a crowd “Ballycotton School Memories” in Midleton

“It would be a very serious matter if the hospital had to close because of changes in funding administration. I am calling on the Minister and the HSE to ensure that adequate funding is made available to keep the Community Hospital open, and that time be given for the Community Hospital to adjust to the new funding scheme.


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Reports in your edition of April 14th covered items from our [Midleton] Town Council.

One such item called for the cutting of trees in Fr. Murphy Place, Midleton, and other areas of the town.

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As a victim of asthma and other related complaints, in warm, humid weather I depend a lot on the oxygen from the trees. I would be dead long ago, as would my friend in Fr. Murphy Place, but for the treatment we receive from the trees. Wildlife and the crows also add to our comfort by building their nests in the trees, and also helping to keep the area clean from domestic leftovers.

For those reasons, particularly our health, we would ask the Council not to fell the trees fully, but trim them a little should the need arise. Not until you suffer from bronchial problems, will you realise the benefit of trees in your respective areas. Thanks, Editor, for bringing the matter to our attention.

Gratefully yours, Mary Jo Devine

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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IT HAS been estimated that we spend almost half of our entire life at home. Watching TV, reading a book, getting the kids ready for school, doing the washingup or crawling into bed after a busy day at the office, home is where the heart is (as well as everything else, including the kitchen sink). At EZ Living at Right Price, you will find everything and anything to make your house even more of a home than it already is. From beds to sofas, recliners to mattresses, occasional furniture to dining room chairs, EZ Living has it all. And, more than that, they're practically giving it away.

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But how do they keep their prices so good? 'We're part of the EZ Living buying group,' Caroline White, proprietor, tells the East Cork Journal, 'we're one of 12 independent retailers in Ireland, buying in such volumes as to guarantee the best prices in quality furniture. We receive products from Brazil, Italy, France, Turkey, the Far East and other countries, keeping our prices down. But we're also keen to promote Irish products, as many of our high-end lines are Irish made, including some of our upholstered suites and carpets.' EZ Living sees itself at the forefront of innovation in the furniture trade, a statement confirmed by their new Cash & Carry Furniture outlet in Little Island - an 80,000 sq. ft. high-bay building at Harbour Point Business Park, on a four-plus acre site.

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'They're literally burying the problem' Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


Avoncore and Brookdale, Midleton residents appalled by rubbish & rat infestation


TYPE the words 'rat' and 'health risk' into Google and you will be bombarded with over 2 million results in less than a split second.

risk that no one should be allowed in there.'

In the centre of the green is a blackened area of scorched earth where, according to Helen's husband, bonfires are held to dispose of rubbish.

HPS, Murine Typhus, Rat-Bite Fever are just three of those listed, with symptoms including 'diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and nausea'. HPS (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome) is a disease transmitted by rodents through urine, droppings or saliva and, although rare, is potentially deadly.

'I don't know whether people are afraid to say something,' he adds, 'but 99% of people in these estates just want to live in peace and quiet, without having to deal with rats, rubbish and bonfires. Cork County Council didn't solve the problem - they just buried it. Literally.'

Now, if you've just read those two paragraphs, would you really want rats around your house, your parents, your pets or your children?

Cllr. Tom Cashman has taken up the residents' concerns with Cork County Council to get this issue rectified - but to little avail.

Unfortunately, residents at Midleton's Avoncore and Brookdale estates, haven't been asked the above question. Cllr. Tom Cashman contacted the East Cork Journal and invited us to come and see the problem for ourselves last Friday.

For as long as residents of these two estates can remember the green area bordering Avoncore and Brookdale has been a dumping ground for household waste. Along the boundary wall, rubbish - including dirty nappies, condoms, broken bottles and food waste - is piled up to a height of over three feet - and at least 40 foot long. A futile sign located on the wall nearby states, 'Dumping of rubbish is an offence - €150 on the spot fine (Area now under surveillance). Local resident, Helen and her husband contacted Cork County Council and the Department of the Environment to see what could be done to rectify the problem.

The embankment by the dividing wall between Avoncore and Brookdale estates, where mounds of rubbish have been covered by top soil by Cork County Council - the embankment has begun to subside at one end, and more rubbish is continuously being added by unidentifed dumpers

And, when the East Cork Journal arrived last Friday, it seemed - on first glance - as if the problem had been sorted.

Where once stood mountains of waste, was a fresh embankment, covered in grass. But, as the old adage goes, what's on the surface can be deceiving.

'They just covered it all up,' Helen states, referring to Cork County Council's solution. 'Instead of bringing up a JCB and getting rid of it all, they put the soil on top.'

And so, underneath the embankment is a warren of rotting waste, where rats - in their droves - have now taken up residence.

Helen and her husband live in Brookdale with their pets - but Helen won't let her pets outside alone anymore, having sighted four huge rats in her garden only days earlier. 'I'm scared to go outside to collect my washing,' Helen states. 'They seem to be everywhere and it's not pleasant to think of them running around our garden or getting into our house.'

While Helen, her husband and Midleton councillor, Tom Cashman chat to the East Cork Journal on the site, we notice something more alarming: three children playing behind the embankment, clutching a hammer that they had found and running through empty beer cans and discarded carpeting. A little girl of no more than three years of age was eating a lollipop while climbing over mounds of rancid food packaging and broken bottles.

The [children’s] 'fort', it transpires, is a pile of rubbish underneath a copse of trees, surrounded by enough jagged edges to make any parent wake in a sweat.

The little boy came over to ask why the East Cork Journal was taking photographs, adding 'We used to have a fort down there (pointing to the embankment), but they covered it up.'

Offering to show the East Cork Journal their 'new fort', we clamber over the grassy mound, avoiding areas that are already showing signs of collapse, trying not to touch anything. The 'fort', it transpires, is a pile of rubbish underneath a copse of trees, surrounded by enough jagged edges to make any parent wake in a sweat. Why do you play here, the East Cork Journal asks?

'Because it's fun,' is the reply and, to a child unaware of the risks involved, it probably is.

Having made all three children promise to wash their hands the second that they got home, the East Cork Journal watches as they run across the green, enveloped in a torrential rainshower.

Rubbish found by the children's 'fort' in Avoncore - comprising plastic bottles, twisted metal frames,rusty paint cans and beer cans

The ill-fated sign on the boundary wall

Helen tells the East Cork Journal, 'The children are always out and about playing here on the green area and, in other circumstances, it would be great to see them getting fresh air. But, that area is such a health and safety

'We're caught on two fronts really,' he states. 'Firstly, the area is outside of the Midleton Town Boundary so, from a town council point of view, it's outside of our remit. Secondly, as Cork County Council are currently on a "work to rule" basis, it's incredibly difficult to get a straight answer about something like this.'

A fact with which Helen concurs. 'I don't know how many phonecalls I've made at this stage,' she sighs, 'I just keep getting passed from department to department - and no one ever picks up the phone.'

Helen and her husband own their house and pay to have their rubbish taken away. Unfortunately, those who try to do right by the system are, ultimately, punished by it.

'I don't understand why it can't be sorted,' Cllr. Cashman concludes. 'It's not rocket science.’

‘The area should be completely levelled and some form of CCTV should be used to monitor those people who use the area for illicit dumping. It's not fair on those who live here and no one should face these health and safety risks on a daily basis.’ And, while the East Cork Journal was blessed not to see a rat on our visit there, we saw something far more distressing as we left the site. The three children had started poking at the pile of rubbish with sticks.

Sometimes letting something stay buried is the best idea.

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Campaign to clean-up East Cork’s beaches

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


CORK East Labour TD, Seán Sherlock has welcomed news that a burnt out car abandoned at Ballybrannigan beach has been removed, on foot of his highlighting the issue. ‘I am a regular visitor to East Cork but on my first ever visit to Ballybrannigan last week, I was distressed to see a burnt out car and litter strewn across the beach. I am aware that litter is also posing a problem along other beaches in the area. Recently, I was also contacted about butter containers washing up at Shanagarry. If we are to attract visitors to the area then this issue has to be addressed,’ he said. Deputy Sherlock said local gardaí are to be commended for their efforts in ensuring the car was removed within days of the matter being reported to Midleton Garda Station.

“It is this kind of initiative that will get things done. I am also working on getting a commitment from the council regarding further cleanup efforts along the East Cork Coast, which I would like to see run in conjunction with FÁS and voluntary efforts locally. I am aware that a number of local people are already involved in picking up litter, but they could do with a lot more help,’ahe asserted.

The Labour TD said he would like to get a public meeting going to facilitate some action on this important issue which would give members of the public a chance to have their say on how best to tackle the problem of littered beaches. Describing the many beaches dotted along the East Cork Coastline as an “invaluable natural asset”, Deputy Sherlock said it is vital these areas are clean for the summer season.

‘The current moratorium on recruitment in the public sector is having an impact on the resources which Cork County Council can provide toward clean-up initiatives. Therefore, I am hoping that we could get some sort of collaborative voluntary effort up and running between local areas, with some assitance from FÁS,’ he stated.

Deputy Sherlock added that he would welcome any ideas from locals living along the coastline, on the issue. ‘I would certainly welcome contact from anyone who has ideas on how we can get something off the ground. I also plan to organise a public meeting in the coming weeks to gauge public opinion.’

Fancy a cup of coffee in Cloyne? ON Friday last, April 30th, new tea rooms were opened at Cloyne Country & Farmers’ Market, offering a wide range of teas, coffees, cakes and savouries - all provided by the market stallholders.

The tea rooms will be open every Friday as part of the Cloyne Country & Farmers’ Market and, on Friday last, those present were only too happy to sit down for a cuppa and rest their weary legs after their shopping was done! LEFT: Sheila Egan, Donal Long, Kitty Aherne and Rachel & Jimmy Long raise a cup to the tea rooms’ success

RIGHT: Time for a cuppa? Imelda Budden, Pepperstack Store, Rostellan and Sinem Inel, Guinness & Cherries leave their stalls for a quick chat & a coffee

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Ballintotas Communions 2010

Darragh Cashman & family

Phoebe & Eva Beausang

Sean Duggan & co.!

Cayleigh Fitzgerald & her family

On Saturday last, May 1st, 18 children from Ballintotas NS received their First Holy Communion from Fr. Naughton at St. Coleman’s Church, Ballintotas. Congratulations to Niamh, Dáire, Kate, Abbie, Aisling, Daniel, Ellen, James, Darragh, Matthew, Aoife, Claude, Molly, Seán, Carla, Brendan, Zara and Cayleigh.. ABOVE: Niamh Molloy and her family

Carla Cosgrave & her family

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Ellen Harty & family

Kate McCarthy & her family at the Ballintotas 2010 Communion

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Ballintotas Communions 2010

Brendan Jalill & his family

Conor, Daragh and Susan Fitzgerald. INSET: Margaret & Annmarie Kearney

The pen is mightier than the sword... Aisling Murphy & family

Matthew O’Connor & his family

Emma Bowles & her family

World famous travel writers to converge on Lismore Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Tim Severin, Pico Iyer and Jan Morris among keynote speakers for IMMRAMA

THE programme for the eighth annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writers was launched at Lismore Castle on Wednesday, April 28th. Award-winning travel writers Jan Morris, Tim Severin, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Pico Iyer and Damien Lewis will speak at the festival in Lismore, Co Waterford from June 10th to 13th.

The Keynote presentations will be given by the famous explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Tim Severin. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Travels -Exploration and Endurance’ with contributors exploring this theme in the context of their own travels some to the ends of the earth.

County Manager, Ray O’Dwyer formally launched the event at a function held in the Pugin Room, Lismore Castle, “I am delighted to launch Immrama 2010. There is a excellent line up of world renowned speakers presenting

again this year. The festival has grown enormously over the last eight years and is a unique and wonderful addition to County Waterford’s lively festivals calendar.” A World Premiere will set the opening scene for Immrama 2010 with a new documentary movie commissioned by Mixed Bag Media in association with Waterford County Council. ‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’ examining the life and travels of Ireland’s most prolific travel writer, will be screened at the Courthouse Theatre Lismore. For five decades Dervla has travelled the world and turned experiences into a series of successful books. The film was produced by Garett Daly of Irish company, Mixed Bag Media.

Pico Iyer will open the 2010 literary programme on June 11th. Born in England, to parents from India, Pico has been a traveller

almost since birth. He has written seven books, found on the travel shelves, including Video Night in Kathmandu cited on many lists as one of the best travel books ever. Pico’s most recent book, The Open Road, captures more than 30 years of talks and travels with the Dalai Lama. It was published in a dozen countries and was a best-seller across the U.S.

Keynote speaker, world renowned explorer and author, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, (pictured) will host a presentation on Saturday June 12. Sir Ranulph was the first man to explore the North and South Poles, first to cross Antarctic and the Arctic Ocean and first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis. He completed the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent (with Mike Stroud) in 1991/1993. This was the longest unsupported polar journey in history. He has written eighteen

books including the UK bestseller The Feather Men and, in 2003, his top-selling biography.

Explorer, Traveller, Author and Filmmaker, Tim Severin, will give the second Keynote Speaker presentation on Saturday evening. Tim has sailed a leather boat across the Atlantic in the wake of St. Brendan the Navigator, captained an Arab sailing ship from Muscat to China to investigate the legends of Sinbad the Sailor, steered a replica of a Bronze Age galley to seek the landfalls of Jason and the Argonauts and of Ulysses and many more awesome journeys.

Tickets for all events, including a discounted season ticket, are available from 058 53803. A number of fringe events will also take place around the literary programme; a full listing is available on

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Compiled by Denise FitzGerald 087 812 8262 / Pipes and Brass in Barry’s Lane SEVERAL years ago John Crowley of the Cobh Confraternity Brass band got together with Michael McCarthy of the Youghal Pipe band with an idea to combine the Brass and Reed with Pipes. There being no better Pipers in East Cork than the Cork Hill Band in Youghal, they were delighted to go along with the idea and thus commenced a series of Combined Concerts which took place in the East Cork area over the past few years. Some of the Concerts were held in the Midleton Park Hotel and others in Barry’s Lane in Youghal. On Sunday, May 16th next, it is the turn of Youghal to host this musical treat. Youghal Pipe Band will combine with Cobh Fraternity Band to present an afternoon of musical wonder and delight at Barry’s Lane at 3pm. No entry fee. No bucket passing. No donations. Just the pleasure of heart stopping music combining Brass, Reed and Pipes. What a wonderful way to spend a May Sunday afternoon in Youghal.

first male and first female athletes. There are numerous spot prizes up for grabs to the value of €500, not to mention a free goody bag and T-Shirt to all finishers. Accurate Course measured by Jones Counter. Refreshments and Showers will be available after the race at Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide. Please note that numbers may be collected at Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide on Saturday May 22nd from 3-5pm or on Sunday May 23rd from 11am.

This is a charity which is very close to the hearts of the people of Youghal, who knew Emer as a child and into her youth, growing up in the town. It is hoped that the usual great support will again be given by the people for this very worthy cause.

From Cinders to success

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 6th is National Alzheimer’s Tea Day and to recognise the event in Youghal, a Tea Day has been organised which takes place in the Cumann na Daoine premises, Catherine Street, from 11am to 2pm. Your support would be very much appreciated, and organiser Margaret Carey promises to have the best in local home baking available for discerning palates. Drop in and check it out. It’s in a very good cause.

The annual pantomime from the Youghal group, High Spirits, was presented in the Community Centre on three nights, April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd last. There can be no doubt about it, the show was a tremendous success – and not just from the financial aspect either. The script was a winner, the costumes outrageous, the humour contagious and the singing, acting and performance were top class. Buttons, it seems, had the audience in the ‘cuffs’ of his sleeve and the ugly sisters were real enough to be banished for ever. The good sized hall in the Community Centre was filled on each of the three nights and the audience was a mix of Mams and Dads, sisters, brothers, past pupils of High Spirits, those who love live theatre, and many, many others who came along to support.

The Annual General Meeting of Youghal I.C.A will be held on Wednesday next, May 12th in Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, at 7.30 p.m. One of the members, Julia Gracie Cox, was the winner of the Cork Federation Art Competition with her painting "All creatures great and small" and was presented with a cup on Federation Day. She also won a prize for the Centenary Heirloom section. Congratulations are extended to Julie from all the members. We would again like to thank everyone for the great support for our Easter Raffle and the proceeds, which amounted to €1,500, was sent to Bru Columbanus, a worthy cause. Also, a few of our members are looking forward to attending the I.C.A Centenary Celebrations in Wexford next week and we hope they will have a very enjoyable time.

Special thanks are extended to Jo Collins, Back Stage Manager, Jer Kenneally for his great work in helping to build the brilliant sets, Joanne Walsh and Gillian Cunningham, Cast organisers, Mary Clohessy, Props Manager, Betty Neville and her two daughters Patricia Cunningham and Debbie Long for the amazing costumes, and to all the parents who helped out on different nights, both during rehearsals and on the show nights. These are the ‘invisible’ people behind the scenes who make it all come together for the entertainers.

Tea Day in Youghal

Youghal ICA

Youghal Indoor Bowls results

April 13th: Winners Sheila O’Sullivan, Joy Bryan and Jean Healy. April 20th: Winners Sheila Kenneally, Joe Martin, John Hampshaw and Michael Bevan. April 27th: Emily Fitzgerald, Dorothy Bulman, Frances Forrest and Pat O’Leary.

Emer Casey Memorial 10k 2010

The fourth annual Emer Casey Memorial 10K will take place on Sunday, May 23rd in Youghal, at 1.30pm. Perpetual Trophies will be awarded to the

Are you interested in swimming in the 16th Annual RNLI Dungarvan bay sponsored Swim in aid of the Helvick Lifeboat scheduled for August 22nd next? Well, now is your chance to join a training programme in preparation for this remarkable swim. This invitation is open to new and existing swimmers. Please send expression of interest, including your name and contact details, preferably by email to The RNLI is a most deserving cause, comprised of men and women who often risk their lives to save life at sea, forsaking the comforts of home in all kinds of weather.

CRY Weekend Schedule

Community Radio Youghal have made the following changes to their weekend schedule from April 3rd last, for the pleasure of their listenership. Saturday: 7am to 9am Good Morning Youghal with Mick Sheehan; 9am Take the Floor with John Cunningham; 10am Rural Report with Noel Cronin until 12 noon; 12 noon to 2pm Country and Irish Show; 2pm Flashback with Rose Curtin; 3pm to 5pm This Week with Pat Reilly; 5pm Deise Diary; 6pm Tim Smith; 7pm Every Grain of Sand; 7.30pm Mass from the Holy Family Church; 8.15pm Real lives with Pat McManon. 9.15pm close.

Sunday: 9am Ballyquin Light with John Kennedy; 10am to 12noon The Sunday Show with Nooche Kenefick; 12noon Sounds Classical with Jim Coleman.; 1pm to 3pm Feelgood Factor with Eleanor Canty; 3pm to 5pm Showband Nostalgia Show ; 5pm Reflections with Mervyn Scott.; 6pm Bandstand with Seamus Murphy; 7pm Country Gospel with John Morrison. 7.30pm Close.



The May meeting of GIY (Grow it Yourself Group) will be held on tomorrow, Thursday May 6th at 6.30pm in Youghal Library, and will include a visit to Barry’s Nurseries in Inch. All are welcome.

Open House Sessions


The Open House Session for older people in the community of Youghal will hold their next event on Monday next, May 10th from 2.30pm to 5pm at Cumann na Daoine Catherine Street. Music, song, dance and refreshments. Admission fee €2. Come along and enjoy an entertaining afternoon with people of your own age – the Youghal young at heart!

“Gripping” Music at Youghal Rugby Club

A gentle reminder that popular group The Grip, supported by Recession Band, will be in Youghal Rugby Club on May 15th. Proceeds for Marymount and Brú Columbanus. Tickets from The Quay’s Bar, hair Design and JD’s and your support would be very much appreciated.

Things to do at Cumann na Daoine

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH 10am - 12.30pm FÁS Clinic 1.30 - 2.30pm Walking Group 3.00 - 5pm Women's Group 7.00 - 8pm Tai Chi 7.30 - 9pm GROW ( Community Mental Health Group); 7.30 - 9pm Disability Group THURSDAY, MAY 6TH: 11am - Alzheimer’s Tea Event 7.30 - 9pm Yoga 7.30 - 9pm Music 8pm - 9.45pm Bingo MONDAY, MAY 10TH: 10am - 12 noon: Needlework 2.30 - 5.30pm Open House Session 4pm - 5pm St Vincent de Paul

TUESDAY, MAY 11TH: 11am - 12.30pm Yoga 5.45 - 7.30pm Weight Watchers 6.00 - 9pm Yoga 7.30 - 9.30pm Cardiac Support Group

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12TH: 1.30 - 2.30pm Walking Group 3pm- 5pm Women's Group 7.30 - 9pm GROW 7.30 - 9.30pm ICA Annual General Meeting

Youghal students experience hunger pains for Trócaire

Thanks are extended to all those who helped in any way in the production of this show, and particularly to the Sponsors – Youghal Credit Union and Youghal Town Council. Thanks also to the local businesses who advertised in the Programme.

Community Night Group go Salsa

The next Community Night Group will be held on Monday, May 17th in Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, at 7.30pm. On the night there will be “An Introduction to Salsa” and the very wording conjures up all sorts of fanciful images. Everyone is welcome, admission is free, and if you don’t want to dance the Salsa, maybe you could eat it? Get yourself along on the night and have a dance and a laugh.

For the June event, a Multicultural Karaoke is planned and any further information can be got from Stacey on 024 91900.

AS a tradition in Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, each year we take part in the Trócaire Fast and this year was no different. We took great interest in applying ourselves to urge people to take part in the Trócaire Fast and raise as much money as possible. As part of our preparations, we invited Janet Twomey from the Cork office to visit our school and give a presentation to our transition year students on the work that Trócaire would hope to accomplish with the funds raised from this year’s Fast.

The first obstacle we came across was to decide on a day to complete the Fast. People all across the country were participating in the Fast on March 4th and 5th. However, as many of our students were sitting their pre-leaving and pre-junior certificate exams on those days we decided to carry out the Fast on March 19th instead. As there is a huge number of students in our school, we decided the most appropriate plan of action would be to split up all the class groups between all transition year students, who were the main organisers of the 2010 fast.

For some people, giving up food would be too much of a sacrifice, so we decided to explore other options. The challenges we put forward to our fellow students included taking a vow of silence, giving up the internet, mobile phone, or iPod. Some found these easier to accomplish. We received a great response from all we approached and this, in turn, helped us raise a phenomenal amount of money adding up to €2,923.90. We hope this money will help Trócaire in its overseas development projects, and in particular the people of Bolivia who are the focus of this year’s campaign.

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The Ecclesiastical Review Lough Derg East Cork offers the gift of hope for 2010

Ecclesiastical Events

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The First Holy Communions for the children of Youghal Parish will take place as follows: Saturday, May 8th at 11am in the Holy Family Church for the children of Bunscoil and South Abbey Schools. Saturday, May 15th in the Holy Family Church at 10.30am for the children of Scoil Choráin. Saturday, May 22nd in St Ita’s Church, for the children of Clonpriest. Please pray for the children who are preparing for their First Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion

For the children in Clonpriest School, First Penance will take place tonight, Wednesday May 5th, at 7.30pm in St Ita’s Church. Congratulations to the children from Scoil Choráin who made their First Penance on Thursday last, April 29th.

First Penance

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on May 9th next. Booking is at Flavin Hardware Shop. Adults €20 and children €10. Bus leaves at 6am.

Diocesan Pilgrimages

SATURDAY last, May 1st, saw the start of the ‘One Day Retreats’ at the Lough Derg Pilgrimage site in Co Donegal. Lough Derg offers an exciting and varied programme of events for the 2010 season. As in previous years One Day Retreats are complemented by Three Day Pilgrimages, Quiet Days, Day for Families along with Confirmation and School Retreats and the “Life’s Journey” Series of Workshops. Welcoming the opening of the 2010 Lough Derg season Bishop Joseph Duffy, Bishop of Clogher, said “Lough Derg is a special place of peace and personal challenge, renowned in Irish Christian tradition since the time of St Patrick. In former times the emphasis of the Lough Derg pilgrimage was more on physical penance and hardship. Today, pilgrims see it as a grace-filled opportunity away from the stress and busyness of modern life.”

A special feature on Lough Derg is now available on including: * A video interview with Bishop Joseph Duffy, Bishop of Clogher, about the significance of Lough Derg for Christians throughout history, and its enduring appeal to pilgrims today; * Historical information about Lough Derg; * Details of the pilgrimage; * A full programme of events at Lough Derg for the 2010 season. Bishop Duffy continued “Lough Derg identifies itself with the universal mission of the Church in our divided society, while remaining very much part of our society. The Lough Derg experience exemplifies the healing and liberating work of the Church which we all agree is very much needed at the present time. As a pilgrimage Lough Derg reminds us that we are all members of a community, searching for peace and reconciliation in our lives.”


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place this year from August 13th to August 20th. For full information contact Slattery Travel on 025 31811.

Mass will be celebrated in Polish in the Church of the Holy Family on the first and third Sunday of each month.

Mass in Polish

The May meeting of the P.T.A.A. will take place in the Holy Family Church Hall tonight, Wednesday May 5th at 8pm.

P.T.A.A. Meeting

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street, Youghal services update

Sunday, May 9th: Morning Worship Service at 10am, led by Mr. Des Davis. Bible Study and Prayer Time each Thursday evening at 8.30pm. You are welcome. Further details from 021-4294622.

Parish of Midleton and Ballintotis Padre Pio Mass

On tonight, Wednesday May 5th the Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated in the Hospital Chapel. Rosary at 7.45pm and Mass at 8pm. All are welcome.

First Friday

Confessions on tomorrow, Thursday at the usual times. Two additional Masses on Friday in Ballintotas at 9.15am and in the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm.


Please hand back any remaining Trocaire boxes next weekend. It will not be possible to accept them after next weekend.

Midleton GAA Mass

Sunday May 9th is the Lá nag Club day. Mass will be celebrated at 10.30am in the Church of the Holy Rosary for all deceased members. This will be followed by a parade to the club grounds. Refreshments served in clubhouse afterwards. Members, players and families are very welcome. The Pioneer Meeting will be held on Friday next, May 7th after 10am Mass in the Sacristy. Please call if you wish to get badges etc.,

Pioneer Council Meeting

First Holy Communions

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Ballintotas on Saturday last.

We look forward to next Saturday when the girls from St Brigid’s and the boys from the CBS primary will receive their First Holy Communion at the 10am Mass in the Holy Rosary Church.

Pope's call for Ireland echoes Our Lady's request at Fatima

POPE Benedict XVI will pay his first visit to Fatima Portugal on May 12th and 13th and this is a further reminder to Irish Catholics of his pastoral letter to the faithful. When the Pope sent a letter to the Irish nation during Lent, it is interesting to not that the solution he proposed under section 14 is a mirror image of the request by Our Lady at Fatima given to Sr Lucia, the last visionary of Fatima, the Five First Saturday devotion.

This Five First Saturday of the month was first requested of Sr Lucia between 1925 and 1929 by Our Lady. The Pope’s repeats this invitation for Irish Catholics in his pastoral letter until 2011 for – increase in prayer, repen-

tance, Eucharistic devotion, fasting, obey the Ten Commandments and the reading of scripture. Cardinal Ratzinger, in the year 2000, believed that ‘Calls from the message of Fatima’ written by Sr. Lucia is “the most important book for Catholics for the 21st century” and, Cardinal Ratzinger now Pope Benedict XVI, is drawing on the same solutions requested by Our Lady of Fatima to overcome the problems facing Ireland today.

The story of how a Dubliner, Thomas McCormack, created Sr Lucia’s books into two films in over 12 languages will feature, along with his Royal Highness of Portugal, Dom Duarte Pio III, Sr Lucia doctor Dr Branca Paul and her Carmel nuns in Coimbra and the Irish

Dominican nuns in Lisbon, on RTE Nationwide on Wednesday, May 12th, to coincide with the Pope’s first visit to Fatima. The Dominican Nuns first came to Portugal after the Cromwell persecution, and they helped to convert Sr Lucia’s writings into English.

“Sr Lucia’s main preoccupation during her life was to spread the message of Fatima,” Dr. Branca recalls. Those who wish to learn more can see the official website The programme will be presented by Mary Kennedy and produced by Mary Fanning. It goes out at 7pm on Wednesday, May 12th, the first day of the Pope’s two-day visit to the famed Marian shrine in Portugal.

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Feile an tSamhraidh, now in its 22nd year, has decided to have a very special one-day competition this year, rather than the usual multi-disciplinary 3 day festival (which will return as normal next year).

Four competitions will take place on Saturday, May 8th at St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton, as follows:


* 16 & under Piano Repertoire at 9.30am * Over 16 Piano Repertoire at 2.30pm * County Council Bursary Competition at 4.30pm * Mixed Choirs at 6.30pm

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The adjudicator for the day will be none other than Anthony Byrne, one of Ireland’s foremost pianists, who has performed many works by contemporary Irish composers. He also lectures in Piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

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Sara Jane Cromwell at the launch of her first book, ‘Becoming Myself: The True Story of Thomas who became Sara’

ON Thursday, May 6th, Midleton author, Sara Jane Cromwell will launch her new book - under Metacom Publishing - ‘Wrong Body, Wrong Life: Living with Gender Identity Disorder in Ireland’, at City Hall, Cork. This book is both historical and groundbreaking in that it is the first book on the subject of Gender Identity Disorder to be published in Ireland, and the first book to address this little known but much misunderstood condition within an Irish context.

‘Wrong Body, Wrong Life’ is particularly timely, in that it comes at a time when the Lydia Foy case is due for hearing before the Supreme Court later this year, and the government’s commitment to introduce appropriate legislation granting legal recognition to those diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder.

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This will be a great opportunity for young performers and students, as well as music enthusiasts, to hear talented students perform with constructive analysis of their efforts from Anthony.

Russian ladies choir, ‘Gloria’ visits Glanmire Entrance tickets will be available on the day.

This book is highly informative for the general public, and to those who have a particular interest in the subject. The launch will be performed by Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association calendar of events

Wednesday, May 5th: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Adm. €5. Big meeting/get-together at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30 pm. Special guest, Ted Murphy will give a talk on gardening matters. Thursday: Art Course in Edmond Rice Centre from 10am to 11am. Funded by County Cork VEC. Pitch & putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday: Whist at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Tuesday: 45 Drive at Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm.

FOUNDED in 1993, the Gloria female choir performs Russian and European sacred music, Russian folk songs, and the best classical and modern compositions in Russian as well as other languages.

Last week, the choir - conducted by Marina Zhuliabina, Professor of Choir Conducting at the Kostroma State University - gave a special performance at Glanmire Community College

In 2000, the choir won the medal of St.Tatiana, founded by the eparchy of St. Petersburg’s, acknowledging their great work in social and educational activities. In 2004, Gloria won the Diploma of the Choir Competition in Tours, France and in 2005, 2006 and 2007, the choir received awards from the choral festivals in Auch, France.

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Youghal's Veronica is Kerry Rose 2010


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

(No, that's not a typo)


VERONICA Hunt is the daughter of John and Eileen, who are very well known Youghal residents. She is also the sister of Valerie and Caroline, prominent in singing circles in the Cork City and county region.

Youghal's Veronica lives and works in Tralee and has the same outgoing, bubbly and friendly personality as her family. Having been nominated for the 2010 Kerry Rose of Tralee, nobody (except Veronica herself) was surprised when she was selected following a gala selection night in Tralee on Saturday night last. The packed auditorium raised the proverbial roof when her name was announced, ahead of sixteen other hopefuls, as the Kerry representative. The event was hosted by TV personality, Dáithí Ó Sé, and Veronica was sponsored by Kingdom Coaches. Veronica is a teacher in Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, and recently completed a degree in Theology and Psycology and a post graduate course in UCC in Education. Her interests include hill-walking, Canadian canoeing, rock climbing – in fact, anything of an outdoor nature. Veronica has just undertaken surfing lessons, and she enjoys camping on any free weekend she has. She also loves dancing, and (in keeping with the musical talents of her family) has choreographed the last two musical productions at Mercy Mounthawk. She has also taken part in various amateur productions. (Beautiful, intelligent AND talented...)

Veronica told the East Cork Journal that out of the total entry of seventeen, she was the seventeenth girl to make her appearance at the Gala Selection night in Tralee on Saturday. ‘I was very nervous being the last up’, she confessed, ‘and everybody else did so well. I really didn’t think I had a chance’.

Well, Veronica may have been last up but she was first in the eyes of the Judges who bestowed upon the Youghal girl the title Kerry Rose 2010. Veronica will now represent Kerry for the next twelve months as the Kerry Rose, whether or not she wins the Rose of Tralee competition. The Kerry escort chosen last week is Paudie Murphy from Kenmare, who has promised to take good care of her over the next few weeks. Veronica does not yet know who her Escort for the Rose of Tralee will be, but is very happy that Paudie will be on hand until then. Kerry Rose 2010 and Youghal native, Veronica Hunt with Declan Gibbons, Station Manager and Tommy Collins, popular presenter on Community Radio Youghal Veronica is very excited at what lies ahead, and she told the East Cork Journal that this is one of the most exciting times in her life. ‘It all came about’ she tells ‘because I got chatting to a bus driver one day and (this being in Tralee) the subject of the Rose of Tralee came up. The bus driver said she should give it a go, but

Veronica didn’t think she would be eligible, being very proudly a Cork woman. However, he later came back having confirmed her eligibility and offered to sponsor her. After much thought Veronica decided she had nothing to lose, and went for it. So started the next phase in the life of Veronica Hunt from Youghal,

which she met heads on with enthusiasm and excitement.

A total of seventeen ‘hopeful’ Roses met for a briefing week in Tralee where they were introduced to each other and to the escorts. They had a night at the Dogs, they attended in the Imperial Hotel where they were

Have a HAPPY HEART on Thursday, May 13th in Midleton

shown how to ‘be a Rose’, and had other various outings together, all of which were very enjoyable. A week later, individual interviews were held. A week after that Group Interviews took place with approximately eight girls and three judges, who gave the contestants topics on which to talk ad lib.

Dad John, Mum Eileen and sisters Valerie and Caroline are delighted with Veronica’s success so far and know she will have a marvellous time between now and August. Winning would be wonderful, but in the meantime, Veronica ruefully tells the East Cork Journal, sisterly advice will keep her very well grounded. In fact, on a bed of roses...

LAST week, the Jameson Heritage Centre played host to the official launch of the Irish Heart Foundation Happy Heart Weekend 2010.

Kathleen Woulfe thanked all those who attended including Anne Riordan, Regional Manager of the IHF and her colleague Rosarii and guest of honour, Cllr. Tom Cashman, who had been asked to perform the official launch. This year, collections will take place at Tesco and on the streets of the town on Thursday, May 13th, while a second collection will be held at Hurley’s SuperValu on June 10th.

In his address to the assembled crowds, Cllr. Cashman stated, ‘Looking after the health of the heart - and I speak from personal experience having had a heart attack - is vitally important.’ He added, ‘Even though this is the 20th anniversary of the Happy Heart Weekend, it is now as important as ever to raise awareness and support for the monumental work that this charitable organisation is doing.’

Anne Riordan, the Irish Heart Foundation’s Regional Manager thanked everyone for attending and also thanked the staff of the Jameson Heritage Centre for making the venue available. So, don’t forget, Thursday, May 13th is Happy Heart Day in Midleton and, if you see someone collecting, give them your spare change. Have a heart... it’s for a great cause after all.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

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Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe Something's cooking Cór Cois Farraige

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FROM May 5th to June 9th, Midleton Youth Project will host a course on Cooking & Kitchen Skills at St. Colman's Community College, Midleton who have kindly donated their kitchens free of charge.

There is no charge to attend the course, which is aimed at those between the ages of 16 and 21. It is hoped that the course will equip young people with the skills and confidence to prepare and cook healthy, low-cost meals from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Local chef and Midleton Youth Project volunteer, Síle Walsh will run the course, and Hurley's SuperValu, Midleton have kindly offered to sponsor ingredients. For more information, please contact

Walk4Aware in Aghada

On Sunday, May 9th at 12 noon Walk4Aware will take place in Aghada. €15 registration fee, so come along and walk for Aware and help defeat depression! For more information, please call Fintan Wallis on 021 4662725.

Lourdes Invalid Fund Midleton & District Grand Raffle 2010

Tickets still available. Draw takes place tomorrow, Thursday, May 6th at 9pm at O'Meara's Bar, Ballinacurra. There will also be a table quiz on the night, with a table of 4 costing €20. All welcome to at-

annual charity concert

The above group will hold their annual charity concert in the New Emporium, Garryvoe Hotel on May 9th at 8pm in aid of the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped. All welcome to attend.

Tour de Cure Family Cycle & Fun Day

As part of the Stephen Roche Tour de Cure fundraising event, this Saturday, May 8th sees Midleton GAA Grounds become the epicentre of a Family Fun Day. A 15km Family Cycle will leave the grounds at 12.30pm but, for those who don't really want to pedal on their day off work, there will be clay creations, arts & crafts, science for kids, cooking, playball and a football & hurling blitz. For mums and dads, there's a BBQ and refreshments too - and in all aid of a great cause.

Midleton GAA Club Mass

On Sunday, May 9th, Mass will be held at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary for all deceased members of Midleton GAA Club, followed by a parade to the club grounds, where refreshments will be served. Members, players and their families are welcome to attend.

Blood pressure & cholesterol clinic TODAY

The Irish Heart Foundation are presently holding blood pressure & cholesterol clinics in this area. Midleton's takes place today, Wednesday, May 5th from 2.30pm to 5pm at Midleton Family Resource Centre. For more information, please contact 021 4505822.


1B Millennium Court, Mill Rd Midleton. Tel:0214638936 or 5 McCurtain St. Fermoy. Tel:02551666

Further education at St. Colman's

A Further Education Information session, regarding 'Daytime Further Education Courses - Business Studies, Multimedia, Web Design & Childcare' will be held at St. Colman's Community College on Thursday, May 13th from 5pm to 9pm, with enrolments also taking place that day.

Mindless destruction

I was shocked and dismayed to see the mindless destruction that occurred at Midleton Railway Station last week, when the station's front windows were smashed by faceless vandals. The station is such a beautiful building and it behoves all of us to ensure that we try and prevent these sort of crimes happening, by informing the Gardaí of any information we may have. As for those who perpetrated this crime, they should be ashamed - we are.

Midleton Twinning Association Table Quiz

The above group will hold a table quiz on May 10th at Wallis' Bar, Midleton at 8.30pm. Table of 4 €30. The twinning association's officers are as follows: Acting Chairperson: Patricia Lyons Vice-Chairperson: Kathleen O'Connell Hon. Sec.: Helen Duggan Ass. Sec.: Áine Reilly Treasurer: Catherine Collins Ass. Treasurer: Mary Stanton PRO: Kathleen Woulfe Committee members: Betty Moloney and Ann Prendergast.

Happy 90th birthday, Kathleen Congratulations to nonagenarian, Kathleen O'Meara, Shinrone, Roscrea who celebrated her 90th birthday this week. Kathleen is the sister of Pat Burke, Chairman of the Board at Midleton Credit Union. Happy birthday from all your family and friends.

Wedding anniversary congrats

Congratulations and best wishes on their wedding anniversaries to Sinead & Derek Deehan; Kay & Martin Walsh, Ballincollig; and Willie & Angela Geary, Curraglass who celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary.

Get well soon

Get well wishes are extended to Ger McSweeney and his mother May; also to Joan Smiddy and Fred Cullen. Special get well wishes to Lucy Gillespie.

How does acupuncture work for arthritis?

ARTHRITIS is a group of conditions involving damage to the various joints of the body. There are different forms of arthritis; each has a different cause. The most common form of arthritis- Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the bone and cartilage of the joints. Other arthritis forms are Rheumatoid Arthritis (autoimmune diseases) in which the body attacks itself. Gouty Arthritis, which results in inflammation, is caused by the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint. ANCCAM (American National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) and ANIAMS (American National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) indicated that acupuncture is an effective complement to conventional Arthritis treatment and can be successfully employed as part of a multidisciplinary approach to treating the symptoms of Osteoarthritis. Acupuncture improves immune functions and blood flow to the joints to speed healing and to "wash

Cloyne's got the X-Factor


The seventh and last heat of Cloyne's X-Factor was held on Friday last at Tosh Cahill's Bar. John Ahern was the MC and the money raised was, once again, for Aid Cancer Treatment.

Cathal McAllister was first to sing, followed by Angela Kavanagh, Louise Stack, Lydia Byrne, Michael Greaney and Michelle Lynch.

After the intermission - and some wonderful music from Pat Clohessy, plus a raffle which raised €272 - the judges, Julie Dennehy O'Callaghan (who also sang on the night, including a wonderful performance of 'Take Me Home, Country Roads') and Kerri Murphy announced that Cathal, Louise and Michelle were through - as well as 2 Wildcards Lydia and Michael. Next week, MC John stated, the first semi-final of the Wild Cards would take place with Pakie O'Mahony, Cal Flavin, Nancy O'Brien, Linda Sloane, Pat Byrne, Sarah Gilroy, Michael Greaney and Lydia Byrne all getting a second chance to impress.

Midleton Labour Party

Chairman of Midleton Labour Party, Chris O'Sullivan wishes to extend sincere thanks to all who so generously supported their church gate collection, and special thanks to Cllr. Tom Cashman and all the helpers who collected in the inclement weather.

Get well soon, Maggie love Liz & Ann

Get well soon wishes to Maggie Lenihan, Carrigtwohill. Hope you’re back home in Carrigtwohill soon. - Liz and Ann. We miss your smile!

Happy B irthday!

Happy birthday to Mary Troy, retired Matron of Midleton Community Hospital; Con Carey, a great Fine Gael stalwart and a one-time outstanding councillor; Ian Cooney; Kerri Murphy; Angela Howard; Sarah Sinclair; Pat Lordan; twins Neil and Nicholas Barrett; Mary Rose Delacour; Margaret Cashman; Alison Duggan; Lisa Murphy; Darina O’Brien; Margaret O’Reilly and Megan Murray.

out" inflammatory proteins. Acupuncture provides pain relief, improves brain-based pain tolerance.

How does acupuncture work for infertility?

* The acupuncture infertility treatments promote the following physical changes: * Increases blood flow to the uterus * Promotes thickening of the uterine lining Improves functioning of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs * Lowers elevated FSH numbers * Stimulates hormones to produce a larger number of follicles * Relaxes the body and decreases stress levels * Decreases the possibility of miscarriage * Identifies potential disease that may affect fertility * Reduces side-effects from medications Assistance with IVF or IUI patients will require at least 2 or 3 months before the embryos transfer or IUI insemination. If sperm are provided by the husband, it is most beneficial for the couple to have joint acupuncture treatments. Since acupuncture improves the quantity and quality of sperm and improves the overall quality of the semen, it increases the chances of creating a healthy, viable embryo and assists in a more secure implantation. For more information, please contact John at 021-4638936 (Midleton) or Daisy 025-51666 (Fermoy).

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Surgeon Noonan coffee morning held in Glanmire

Lusitania tragedy to be remembered in Cobh

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

A COFFEE morning in aid of the Surgeon Noonan Society at UCC took place on Sunday, April 25th in Glanmire Community College from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Past pupils of the College, Rebecca Crowley & Claire Power (pictured above) are among 23 medical students who will travel to Africa in June to do voluntary work in hospitals. Rebecca Crowley organised this coffee morning to help raise money to buy Medical Supplies for the hospitals in Africa. We were delighted to be able to host this very worthwhile event and we wish Rebecca, Claire and their colleagues well in their project.

THE commemoration of the 95th Anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania will take place in Cobh on Sunday, May 9th. 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 2pm. 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 O.N.E. and representatives of the Royal Naval Association and other 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 there including a wreath laying ceremony.

Port of Cork welcomes

500th cruise liner ON Friday last, April 30th, The Port of Cork welcomed the 500th cruise liner to visit Cork the MV Celebrity Eclipse.

Marking the occasion of the 500th cruise liner to visit Cork, Port of Cork Chief Executive Brendan Keating said, ‘This is a momentous day for the Port of Cork and Cork. Our cruise business has grown exceptionally over the years and continues to grow, creating huge opportunities for the business and the economic contribution to the region.’ He continued, ‘Cork must capitalise on being voted within the Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to

A Public Lecture entitled Exploring the Lusitania will be held at 3.30 pm in the Commodore Hotel in Cobh, also on Sunday 9th May. Eoin Mc Garry and Timmy Carey are vastly experienced divers and have made several descents to the wreck of the Lusitania. Their presentation will include video footage showing where ammunition and shell casings are on the wreck today. This may suggest that the Lusitania

was a legitimate war target. Admission to the lecture is free.

It was on May 7th, 1915 that the Cunard liner, Lusitania, sank after being struck by a torpedo fired by the German Submarine U-20 off the old Head of Kinsale. Of the 1257 passengers and 702 crew on board, more than 1100 people died, including almost a hundred children.

Most of the 764 people who were saved were landed in Cobh. Only 289 bodies were recovered and 169 of these are buried in the Old Church Cemetery in Cobh in three mass graves and 20 individual plots.

Forty five of those buried were unidentified, and their coffins were merely marked with a number.

Emer Ahern talks weight loss...

How did you feel before you joined Motivation Weight Management? I was disgusted with myself, I ate without thinking or feeling hungry. I didn’t care very much for my appearance, often wearing the same clothes with little or no make-up. I had no energy, often feeling too lazy to do things I should have been able to do. I ate not realising I was bored, frustrated, angry, thinking the food would smooth the emotion.

Emer lost 4 stone

How much weight did you lose with Motivation Weight Management? 4 Stone

How do you feel now? I look and feel fabulous, inside as well as outside. I have much more self confidence. I can now exercise without running out of breath and I feel much healthier and have bundles of energy.

The brand new luxury liner - on its maiden voyage - carried over 3,000 passengers on her first cruise from Southampton to Cork.

Described as a floating masterpiece, MV Celebrity Eclipse has many delights onboard to entertain passengers, such as the Lawn Club, a dedicated area on the top deck of the ship featuring real, growing grass, where guests can play croquet or golf, or even have a picnic; the Hot Glass Show, the first glass blowing studio at sea, and a selection of 10 restaurants onboard.


Cobh locals Maud Hamilton and Betty Gilmartin with (centre) Maureen Gilmartin, Dublin in Cobh for the arrival of the MV Celebrity Eclipse. (Photo: Gerard McCarthy)

visit and as a port, we will continue to communicate this message to the cruise companies, encouraging further cruise ships to call to Cork. Cork is the only dedicated cruise berth in Ireland, and our favourable location on the south coast of Ireland and the exciting shore excursions on offer, means Cork is an attractive destination for cruise companies.’

2010 will see 53 cruise liners visit the Port of Cork, bringing over 100,000 passengers and crew to the region. MV Celebrity Eclipse and M.V. Independence of the Seas will spend two overnight stays in Cobh, while MV World, the lux-

urious liner with private apartments onboard, will stay for two nights.

‘This commitment from cruise companies to stay overnight highlights Cork as a growing cruise destination and proves that Cork can offer and compete with some of the best cruise destinations in the world.’

To celebrate the arrival of the 500th cruise liner to visit Cork, the Port of Cork made a special presentation to the captain of MV Celebrity Eclipse, while, on the quayside, Cobh Brass and Reed Band played as the liner departed on Saturday, May 1st.

In what way did the one-to-one consultations help you make this change? They helped me to understand what had caused my weight gain and to address these issues in order to lose the weight and keep it off. Also, the encouragement given in the one-to-one consultations proved invaluable, something I never would have got in a packed weight watchers class.

In what way did Dr.Larocque’s CDs, books and handouts help you make this change? Dr.Larocque helped me to understand and deal with my emotions, especially the negative ones such as frustration and boredom which had caused me to gain the weight in the first place. I was able to identify with a lot of the stories in the books and CDs and this helped no end in addressing the issues which had led to my weight gain. Would you recommend Dr.Larocque’s Motivation Weight Management Clinics? Absolutely 110%! I don’t recognize the person in my before pictures. I have a whole new outlook on life. I thank my lucky stars that this programme exists and encourage anyone I know who has weight and wishes to lose it to join the programme, no matter what age.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

A walk in the woods... Child Aid sponsored walk in Killeagh

ON Friday evening, April 30th, Siobhan Fogarty led a sponsored walk through Glenbower Woods in aid of the Cork Branch of Child Aid.

Siobhan was delighted with the sponsorship received, and while everyone was not able to make it on Friday evening, those who did really enjoyed the picturesque walk.

Midleton resident takes ‘High Road To Tibet’


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THE book ‘High Road To Tibet’ by Midleton resident, John Dwyer was recently launched at Callanan’s Bar on George’s Quay, Cork. Bibi Baskin, former television and radio presenter with RTÉ, was on hand to officially launch the book, before a packed attendance.

Bibi divides her time between Ireland and India, where she runs a successful heritage hotel. ‘If you really want to find out about Asia, this book is a must buy for you,’ she declared, before handing over to the author, who gave a short reading from the book.

The book describes, in vivid detail, the adventures and characters which John Dwyer, a native of Beara, West Cork, encountered as he travelled through China, Tibet, Nepal and India. Amongst the stories in the book, he describes passing through the sunken gorges of the Yangtze river, drinking snake blood in China, being smuggled into Tibet illegally, watching mysterious ceremonies in Buddhist temples, reaching Everest Base Camp, climbing amongst the awe-inspiring Himalayas in Nepal, and watching the dead being burned on the banks of the Ganges River in India. The book is available from Eason’s and Waterstones in Cork City as well as online from

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Máire Mulcahy’s CD raises over €1,000 for COPE

Fantastic plastic at Midleton College


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THE Cope Foundation was the recipient of a fundraising CD Launch by Marie Mulcahy and her family who launched the CD just before Christmas. A cheque for €1,000 was handed over by the Mulcahy family to Pat Daly on behalf of the COPE Foundation, at a function held in O’Meara’s Bar in Ballinacurra recently. A great night was enjoyed by those present. Also, happy birthday to Máire who celebrates her 17th birthday on May 10th.

Máire Mulcahy pictured with Claire Colbert and Gerard Mackey

MIDLETON College’s mini-company ‘Perfect Plastics’ reached this year’s final at Croke Park Conference Centre having won the ‘Best Overall Company’ award at the regional finals.

The group consisted of Katie McCarthy, Robyn Lynch, Rebecca Johnston, Ruth O’Callaghan, Greg Chambers and Blanca Rodriguez. Special thanks to Mitch McGuckin, Brian Gill and Mary Linehan.

‘Perfect Plastics’ created a BPA free water bottle, which they imported from England. The group won three awards in total: Best Innovative Product; County Final Product and Best Overall Company at the Regional Finals.

“ I have never felt so good, looked so good or been so satisfied with what I have achieved.” says Paul Leggett, 38, who lost 7 stone with Motivation Weight Management Clinics.

Pat Mulcahy pictured with Anna May Mackey

Máire Mulcahy handing over the cheque to Pat Daly, with her parents Pat and Breda Mulcahy

Kay O’Driscoll, Pauline O’Brien, Bridget Wiggins and Tim Healy

“If anyone told me that one phone call I made back in June 2009 would change my life forever I’d have thought they were mad. Joining the Motivation clinic for the 20 week course has helped me in so many ways ie. changing my whole outlook on food and exercise. Once I had my mind made up to lose weight and get healthy the programme along with the very enthusiastic staff guided me on a week to week basis and made any adjustments to my habits needed for me to reach and pass my goal weight loss of 7 stone. After only eight weeks my doctor took me off all my prescribed blood pressure tablets which I had been on for 3 years. I have never felt so good, looked so good or been so satisfied with what I have achieved. I read the book from cover to cover on several occasions and found it very useful, even after this length of time I still put the CD on when I’m driving just to refresh myself to some of the different stages. The handouts were great to get weekly and the goals to help with the endless slagging during the early stages. After the first 3 weeks the programme became so routine that I can’t see myself ever going back to the old bad eating habit.” Being overweight can entail much physical and especially psychological pain. The makers and marketers of so called “Miracle cures” and “fad diets” are well aware of this and make fortunes off the suffering of the overweight. Losing a little money is no big deal, but losing one’s selfesteem as a result of repeated failure is

a catastrophe. You would think that if all these methods worked we would all be slim and perfectly healthy, living life to the full. But unfortunately the most recent studies show that obesity rates and being overweight have reached epic proportions, so much so that the World Health Organisation have now declared obesity as an epidemic. Motivation programme founder, Dr. Maurice Larocque, a world renowned expert on Weight Management has determined that it’s all down to the way we think. Dr. Larocque says “when you treat obesity by means of a diet or exercise you are merely treating the symptoms of the condition. I always tell my patients that there are two treatments, one is losing the weight and dieting is appropriate for that, but maintenance of the weight is only achieved by dealing with the behaviour and attitude behind the problem”. At Motivation, we fully understand that it’s not just about what you eat but WHY you eat. Our programme offers private, individual consultations and allows you to lose weight quickly but safely without feeling hungry or deprived. Our recent clinical studies show that the Motivation programme has an 86% success rate, with those who continue to our maintenance programme keeping the weight off for

a minimum of 4 years. Paul and many of our clients, cite the reason for this is because we get to the root cause of the problem.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

How four Midleton ‘pop-punkers’ rocked out at this year’s IYMAs

THE East Cork Journal has just been asked whether we prefer 'Paramore' or 'Marina & The Diamonds'. Quite frankly, we haven't got a clue.

Luckily, we don't need one as Mark Ryan, Emma Houlihan, Aaron Bowen and Kevin Power collectively known as Midleton band, 'I Call Shotgun' are more than happy to share their musical knowledge.

And, now that Aaron's with 'I Call Shotgun' he gets to do something that wasn't possible as part of 'Be Serious' (his family's wedding band): 'With the weddings, I was always taught that it was business first - fun second. With this band, it's the other way around!' 17 year old Kevin, meanwhile, is the quiet one. The group's drummer, he lets the cymbals, bass, snares and toms do the talking - although he's quite happy to fill the ECJ in on how he became 'I Call Shotgun's' drummer. 'When I arrived, they already had a drummer,' Kevin recalls, who left due to "artistic differences". I sat in with them and picked it up as I went along.' And the rest, as they say, is history. 15 year old Bass player, Mark Ryan, also arrived by a circuitous route. Self-taught on the bass guitar ('It took me about two weeks to learn' - show off) his love of bands such as Muse and A Day To Remember, has shaped some of the band's more 'pop-mosh' songs. Finally, lead singer and youngest band member, Emma Houlihan provides 'I Call Shotgun' with their

'It was surreal before we went on stage,' Kevin states. 'Emma was talking to some girl about her socks, Aaron was doing push-ups and we were all jumping around like lunatics.'

Yes, a website.

Avril explains, 'The IYMAs are actually awarded not just to the band that gives the best performance, but also to the band who has the best MySpace page, with the marks divided evenly between the two.

But lead singer Emma & her three male counterparts aren't about to let success go to their heads (except for Aaron).

17 year old Aaron began his musical odyssey a 6 years of age, learning guitar from his family who performed in wedding bands. 'I started off singing things like "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "Love is all around"', Aaron grimaces, 'But it put me in a good position musically, learning the drums and guitar. I really like folk music but it's nice to have a go at the electric guitar too!'

PR figures, who has worked with Snow Patrol and BellX1.

It obviously worked, as the band made it through to the final six and then the final two, where they lost because of a website.

'I Call Shotgun' have just taken the runners-up place in the 2010 Irish Youth Music Awards, which were held at Liberty Hall, Dublin on April 24th, beating hundreds of other bands in the process, at regional and national level.

'I Call Shotgun' (‘a friend thought up the name - U2 was already taken’) came into being just over a year ago when - with a little help from Avril Elliott, YWI - CDYS Midleton Youth Worker - Aaron and Kevin joined the Midleton Youth Project and discovered that Emma and Kevin had similar musical interests.


Rock on: ‘I Call Shotgun’ - aka Mark Ryan, Kevin Power, Emma Houlihan and Aaron Bowen

voice - literally. 'I'd always loved to sing,' 14 year old Emma enthuses, 'from Billie Holiday to Hayley Williams and John Mayer to Demi Lovato.' Sorry, could you repeat the last one please? 'She's on the Disney Channel and was in Camp Rock,' Emma laughs. Oh, so she's like Hannah Montana then, we innocently enquire? 'No,' is the conversation-stopping response.

While 'I Call Shotgun' are as far away from the High School Musical brigade as humanly possible, it would be difficult to remove them from another recent movie phenomenon: Twilight. 'Well, we do love a lot of songs on the film's soundtrack,' Emma admits, 'But we like to think of ourselves as more '"pop-punk" than that.'

An offer to listen to Mark's iPod and the aforementioned A Day To Remember is then declined by the ECJ, with a fear of bursting our eardrums.

In 2009, the hastily-assembled band, who had only been rehearsing for a few months, stepped up to the plate and took part in the IYMAs for the first time.

'It was petrifying,' Kevin states, 'but once we got on stage, it seemed to work out well.' 'We practiced two songs over and over and over again,' Aaron groans - as the rest of the band grimace in empathy. 'Decode' by Paramore and No More Heroes' were the songs in question and, understand-

ably so, they don't feature too heavily on 'I Call Shotgun's' current playlist. 'Last year, there were over 25,000 individuals competing in the IYMAs,' Aaron recounts. 'Over 1,000 bands and us!'

Emma describes making a 'complete hash' of their performance in the regionals, singing 'Better Off Without You' but - in typical mockjapery tones - accuses Aaron of causing the problem. 'The song was in the wrong key,' she laments, 'which Aaron set on guitar. By the chorus it was just a case of let's finish it.'

But last year's competition wasn't a complete letdown either. While many bands may have called it quits and moved on to pastures new, 'I Call Shotgun' took a different approach.

'We saw "Dear Science", who won the competition, perform and it was a case of "We need to be that good", drummer Kevin states, with Aaron adding, 'We were glad not to have got through last year as we just couldn't compete.' What a difference 12 months makes.

After last year's IYMAs, the band started playing gigs in East Cork, rehearsing every Friday night and writing new material. In December 2009, 'I Call Shotgun' performed at their biggest and favourite gig to date: no, not the O2 in Dublin - St. Mary's High School, where hundreds of screaming teenage fans showed up. Aaron - for one - was not keen to shirk the attention, as Emma explains, 'We'd told people that if they texted a certain number then they'd be in with a chance for us to

dedicate a song to them. We got over 100 text messages and, for some reason, people figured out it was Aaron's phone. He was getting all these texts from girls and, of course, he didn't change his number!'

Emma experienced her own taste of fame when asked for autograph, while Mark and Kevin - the two less outgoing of the quartet - were quite happy to stay in the background (it didn't do Dave Grohl any harm in Nirvana.) Other gigs followed at Midleton GAA Pavilion, with 'I Call Shotgun's' number one fan (Emma's mum) right at the front.

'All our parents used to come to gigs,' Mark states, 'but, after three or four they bowed out gracefully!'

'I think people like us because we talk to the crowd,' Emma muses. 'We try and give our fans what they want, so it's kind of cool to see them there cheering for us.' In preparation for this year's IYMA's the band wrote their own song, called 'We're not dating'.

'It should be called "We're not dating - because that's disgusting",' Emma giggles - as she and Aaron wrote the song together and are keen to point out that they are 'just friends'. 'We did have another song prepared,' Aaron states, 'but we went to a prep gig and heard some other bands and realised that the song we had wasn't good enough, so we went back to the drawing board.'

Aaron's parents blessed him with a sound-proofed room at home (we're not sure for whose benefit) and the band rehearsed and rehearsed prior to this year's local rounds.

And while the band may bicker over song choices, key changes and who is the best musician, one thing is certain: they couldn't do it without Avril. 'Avril organises everything for us,' Kevin states. 'She sorts venues, times and places. We rehearse and then show up.' Avril, who until this point has stayed silent, listening to her four prodigies, states, 'Well, you do some of it yourselves!'

In April 2010, the band headed to Dublin for the finals of the IYMAs - and a further challenge - to cover a version of another band's song, one of the tasks assigned to the finalists.

'We prefer doing our own music to cover versions,' Aaron states, 'so covering "Idle Hands" by "Shooting Saturn" was difficult. We stripped off the melody, took out most of their lyrics and made it our own.' But would 'I Call Shotgun' be happy with someone changing one of their songs?

'No' is yet again the conversationstopping reply. Fair enough.

In the final, 'I Call Shotgun' arrived in Dublin after very little sleep ('We left at 5.45am', Mark yawns), and got to share a little bit of a rockstar's lifestyle. 'The dressing rooms were HUGE,' Emma laughs, with Aaron adding, 'They had all those little lights around the mirror frames!' (Not that rock 'n' roll, Aaron). Taking to the stage, the band rocked out in front of judges including reps from Hot Press Magazine and EMI Records, as well as Liza Geddes, one of Ireland's top

‘While "I Call Shotgun" are the band, there's a lot more work that goes on behind the scenes, with guitar techs, lighting engineers, image consultants, MySpace managers and photographers - and they were just pipped to the post on the website.' 'It turned out we only lost because of a fraction on the website,' Aaron states, 'There were 12 marks in it but, it's better than losing out because of our music.' Amen to that.

So what next for the three Midleton CBS student and one St. Mary's High School student?

'The IYMAs definitely gave us confidence,' Kevin states, 'and there's plenty of gigs coming up, including a "Battle of the Bands" on May 7th at the Two Mile Inn.' This gig will see 12-15 bands battle it out from 8pm onwards, performing covers and originals - all in aid of fundraising for Uruguay and the band are already arguing about what to play. 'They never choose what I want,' Mark laments.

'You hate my music,' Emma accuses. 'You always block out my choices,' complains Kevin.

'Can we do "Oops, I Did It Again"?', asks Aaron. (We might have made the last one up.) But, regardless of what songs they choose or where they perform, it's a treat to see four teenagers who are determined to do it their way, working hard and staying grounded, thanks to their parents, friends and, of course, Avril Elliott.

And, as the bickering starts yet again, the East Cork Journal has to ask?

'Do you honestly get along as a band?' 'No, we hate each other,' comes the response. You're not fooling anyone, lads.

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Churchtown South participates in 15th annual Bealtaine Festival Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

OAKLODGE Nursing Home located in Churchtown South is proud to take part in the 15th anniversary of the Bealtaine Festival. Bealtaine is an agenda-setting cultural first, an Irish innovation. Bealtaine is one of Ireland’s biggest arts festivals. It is estimated that from 26 counties there are 1300 events with an estimated 55,000 participants with 337 partners. National Grandparents Day is one such nationwide event taking place. In participation with schools all over the country, grandparents accompany their grandchildren to school for a day of sharing skills across the generations. Another interesting and enjoyable nationwide event is In Stitches. This provides motivation for seasoned knitters to contribute to society. The challenge for Bealtaine knitters is to knit a scarf, hat or blanket and drop it into an Oxfam shop. The proceeds from each item sold will be donated to charity. Similarly, Oaklodge Nursing Home is following Bealtaine’s lead and has based its activities on the model of celebration and participation in older age. During the month long Bealtaine Festival, programmes at Oaklodge Nursing Home include an introduction to photography. The theme of the photography session will be “generations together” involving young children from primary schools in the area. Additionally, a horse drawn carriage will take the residents on a tour of the local vicinity. Residents will take a trip to Cobh to view cruise liners, and a gardening workshop in conjunction with children from the Ballycroneen National School has

been organised. Opportunities will also exist for residents to view the animal roadshow, enjoy live music at the home and play some bowling under the direction of the Midleton Bowls Club. Oaklodge Nursing Home celebrates creativity in older age by encouraging continued participation with the residents, and delivering a wide range of programmes to cater for residents needs. Thorough training of staff at Oaklodge Nursing Home to facilitate these programmes amongst residents, is carried out.

Oaklodge Nursing Home has been busily organising a month long list of events that will generate considerable excitement among residents. Theresa Horgan, Activities Co-ordinator at Oaklodge said “No matter what age they are we encourage our residents to go on creating here at Oaklodge. We persuade, and give confidence to our residents to try something new, see something new, be something new, and to create something new”. Oaklodge Nursing Home refuses to see old age as a burden, and encourages residents to open the door, and explore further. Here is what one resident had to say about the 2009 Bealtaine Festival to remind us why Oaklodge Nursing Home does Bealtaine: “It’s easy for people to forget to pursue their creative sides and artistic abilities. Bealtaine reminds us that it’s all there to tap into”

Amongst a wealth of chances to celebrate creativity & ageing, these are just some of the activi-

Fermoy whist drive changes venue

FROM May 9th onwards, the weekly Fermoy Whist Drive will be held at Fermoy Bridge Club. This building is situated in close proximity to the old cattle mart premises and is directly next door to Atkins Farm Machinery. Last week’s results: Best overall score: Marie Roche Winning ladies: Mary K. Dowling, Margaret O’Flynn, Margaret Regan, Mary Mason, Brigid O’Donnell, Evelyn Snell, Joan McHugh and Eileen Enright. Winning gents: James Ryall, E. Ring, Frank Roche, Fr. Aquin, Leslie Snell, James Leamy, K. Scanlon and Gerard Donovan. Raffle: Ina O’Brien, Gerard Donovan and Margaret Regan. Whist drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp. All welcome and don’t forget the new venue!


ties to take place at Oaklodge Nursing Home during the Bealtaine Festival. Extra details of what is happening in Oaklodge Nursing Home can be found on our web site

Upcoming events

The 2010 Oaklodge Nursing Home programme will be offering residents “old Celtic Bealtaine Tradition of washing face in morning dew” opportunities as outlined in their programme of events: Thursday, May 6th at 10.45am: Music with the Ceolteoiri Atha Fhada school music group

Sunday, May 9th at 8pm: The finest local talent perform in Garryvoe Hotel as “Cor Cois Farraige” performs its annual charity concert

Thursday, May 13th at 11am: Animal Roadshow (rabbits, owls, hedgehogs etc)

Thursday, May 13th (Prov) at 6pm: Art exhibition with special guest. East Cork Camera Club display their creative talents in art and design around the East Cork area Saturday, May 15th at 2.30pm: Music with Micheal de Butléir Tuesday, May 18th at 3pm: Visit library to view local Poetry & Fiction workshop Saturday May 22nd from 2.305pm: Horse drawn carriage takes residents on a tour of the local vicinity

Monday, May 24th from 3-4pm: Developing their bowling skills as the Midleton Bowls Club come to visit

Thursday, May 27th at 11.15am: Art expert, Thomas Tattan provides residents with an introduction to photography. Theme of the photography session will be “generations together” Thursday, May 27th at 3.30pm: Special Bealtaine Mass

Friday, May 28th at 2pm: A journey in vintage cars to Cobh. Cruise liners, such as Le Diamont and Adriona, will be on view

Monday, May 31st from 2.304.30pm: Music with Peter Lee, ending our Bealtaine celebrations.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

No longer a secret... SECRETS OF BEAUTY officially opens new salon at Corabbey Court, Midleton

On Friday last Shauna Savage, proprietor, Secrets of Beauty was joined by family, friends, colleagues and customers as Rachel Allen performed the official opening of Shauna's new premises at Unit 6, Corabbey Court, Midleton.

Shauna's new premises are bigger, brighter and better than before, boasting a wide range of treatments and services from pampering facials to Pure Fiji and from manicures to massages.

'As my client base expanded at our old premises,' Shauna tells the East Cork Journal, 'there simply wasn't room to offer all the treatments that I wanted to. Our new salon is more modern, has excellent parking facilities and yet still offers the best treatments that it possibly can.' They say the eyes are the windows to the soul and, at Secrets of Beauty, keep those eyebrows and eyelashes in perfect condition, with a tint, trim or wax. Facial waxing, body waxing and even Apilus Hair Removal (advanced electrolysis) are available on a daily basis.

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We all want to have healthy, glowing skin - but sometimes

our daily routine just doesn't cut it. Secrets of Beauty, however, is a step ahead of the skincare game with Image Skincare, which is available exclusively through licenced estheticians, who are highly trained and educated in individual skincare programmes.

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Getting married? A special event to go to? Secrets of Beauty is the ideal place to get your make-up done - for one very good reason: they use a wide range of brands.

While most of us would only use the word 'esthetician' in a game of Scrabble, it's good to know that Shauna is one, as an esthetician is a specialist in skincare and has to undergone training to prove it.

'Most salons only offer one or two brands of make-up,' Shauna candidly admits, 'and some people don't like certains brands or products. At Secrets of Beauty we use Mac, Chanel, Benefit and Gosh, amongst others.'

'These products are wonderful,' Shauna enthuses. 'It's not just a case of having dry, sensitive or greasy skin - there are so many variations and it's essential to have the right skincare regime.'

And Image Skincare can help you do just that, as Shauna explains, 'Over the counter products only treat the skin's surface layer but optimal skin health is achieved by reaching live tissue. Image Skincare professional products work at the cellular level to diminish fine lines, fade sun damage, increase hydration and stimulate cellular turnover for more youthful looking skin.' At Secrets of Beauty a simple, customised treatment for your specific skincare requirements will be prescribed with a threephase process for rejuvenated, healthy skin - from Ageless, Vital C, Ormedic, Clear Cell and

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Nailing manicures

Shauna Savage & Rachel Allen outside Shauna’s new and improved beauty salon - Secrets of Beauty, where Rachel performed the official opening last Friday evening Sun - there's an Image product for everyone.

And it's not just about a good skincare regime either - if you've got a regime, you need time off from it too!

At Secrets of Beauty, prepare to be pampered with a fantastic facial - whether there are problem areas to be treated, a little skin tightening required or just the urge to get lighter, brighter, happy and healthy skin - a facial at Secrets of Beauty is essential.

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Shauna & her daughter Ruby

The summer sun not quite what you'd hoped for in 2010? Never fear, Shauna and Vani-T are here! A specially formulated, 100% organic tan, high in vitamins and pure botanicals - both Dannii and Kylie Minogue are fans - as are Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston. Customised to suit your requirements, Vani-T will give your skin a warm glow - without the worry of looking tango-tastic. Vani-T can be left on for 2, 4 or 6 hours (depending on the level of tan required) and, better still, leaves no residue so it won't stain your clothes, sheets or towels.

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MIDLETON’S WORST KEPT SECRET as Secrets of Beauty moves to Corabbey Court

Rachel Allen performs the official opening of Secrets of Beauty’s new salon - everyone present was so busy cheering that Rachel almost forgot to cut the ribbon!

Noelle Geary is pictured with Shauna and Shauna’s husband, Trevor

Ber O’Connell and Geraldine Cahill at Secrets of Beauty’s official opening at Corabbey Court, Midleton last Friday night

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St. Mary’s High School, Midleton chosen to pilot national programme

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Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, Chairperson, Young Social Innovators is pictured with Donal Cronin, Pincipal, St. Mary’s High School, Mary Walsh, Vice-principal and Elizabeth Nagle, teacher at the announcement of the schools selection as a pilot centre of Young Social Innovators. (Photo: Derek Speirs)

ST. Mary’s High School, Midleton has become one of sixteen schools across Ireland piloting a new initiative by Young Social Innovators, the organisation behind Ireland’s largest citizenship programme for 15-18 year olds, which aims to develop a network of local centres to enable all teenagers to become involved in projects that help their community. They are the second Midleton school to join the pilot programme. St. Colman’s Community College was among the

first group of schools to become involved last year.

Over 30,000 young people have participated in Young Social Innovators’ project-based social action programme since it began in 2002, tackling issues such as bullying, drink driving, youth facilities and mental health.

Since being chosen as a pilot Centre of Young Social Innovators, the students at St. Mary’s High School have been very ac-

tive. A steering group of fifth year students has been established, and a range of crossschool initiatives undertaken. These include a social justice exhibition involving the whole school which compared and contrasted life in Ireland with life in two developing countries. In conjunction with Midleton CBS, they have presented a proposal for the development of a youth café to Midleton Town Council. They have also been actively encouraging all pupils to adopt the

‘YSI way’ when researching social issues, and when carrying out projects Their future plans include the development of an antilitter campaign.

Donal Cronin, Principal, St Mary’s High School says the school is delighted to have been chosen for this nationwide pilot. ‘The ‘YSI Way’ provides some many ‘life skills’ for our students. It is not a surprise that YSI is going from strength to strength across the country.’

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THE 65th Labour Party National Conference took place in Galway on April 16th, 17th and 18th. The venue was the Bailey Allen Hall in Áras Na MacLéinn, NUI Galway. The conference saw over 1,500 people descend on the city over the weekend and almost 150 motions were debated. A particular emphasis was put on the economy, banking crisis and jobs.

Among the key speakers were Party Leader, Eamon Gilmore TD, the Party President, Michael D Higgins (both of whom are Galway natives) and Margaret Richie MLA, the recently elected leader of the SDLP. As with every year one of the big highlights was Eamon’s Leader’s Speech on Saturday evening. Other events on the weekend included workshops on an eclectic range of topics from pension reform, political reform, youth unemployment and tourism, among others, as well as the election of a new Party Executive and election of Party Chairperson. On the opening night Labour Party President, Michael D. Higgins delivered a speech characterised by a clear analysis of the political challenges facing our country. Michael D. exposed the moral bankruptcy at the heart of the neo-liberal philosophy that guides Fianna Fail economic policy. Even more importantly, Michael D. argued that the Labour Party has a distinctive set of values which sets us apart from the conservative politics of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.

Michael D.’s speech reflected the optimism, confidence and determination that this party conference had at its heart. No longer are Labour prepared to settle for being in government - we are ready to lead the next government. The excellent education debate on Saturday morning highlighted the Labour Party’s commitment to improving our schools. Ruairi Quinn TD spoke about the need

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to spend 7 per cent of GDP on education. He also launched Labour’s fifteen priorities in education.

Cllr Ged Nash gave a damning critique of the slow and bureaucratic school building programme. Senator Phil Prendergast spoke about the need to tackle child obesity in schools and to put arts back on the curriculum. All together, Labour showed why we put education at the centre of our policy for economic recovery.

Motions 145-147

On Saturday afternoon there were motions on agriculture and fisheries. Sean Sherlock kicked off the session, under the watchful eye of our time keeper Brian O’Shea T.D. Sean and Alan Kelly MEP spoke about getting a fairer deal for the many small farmers and small producers on these shores. Alan was quick to point out the inequality in the current system and the ‘tescoisation’ of the market.

Senator Michael McCarthy concluded the session. He pointed out how successive Fianna Fail governments have ignored fisheries and practically abolished the Department. Ultimately, this is a flawed policy. Our agriculture and fisheries sector is a rich natural resource that, during the boom, we failed to tap into. Both areas need to be protected and rejuvenated if we are to get back on the right track!

There followed a rousing speech by Margaret Ritchie MLA, Leader of the SDLP, Minister for Social Development. Among some of her more memorable quotes were the following:-

‘There has been talk of us joining with Fianna Fail, and there are some in the SDLP who like such a proposition. But let me make our position clear. Merger with Fianna Fail? - not on my watch.’ ‘I am not impressed with NAMA - it is simply a Rehab centre for banks. Nor do I think it was the right decision not to close, at the very least, Anglo Irish Bank. This institution is now a byword for toxicity, and its impact is not just numbers on balance sheets or deserted housing developments. Right now it could well

cost thousands of peoples’ jobs in the border counties. It should not have been rescued.’

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The main event, Eamonn Gilmore’s speech, was delivered with his usual passion and forthrightness. The theme of the address was ‘One Ireland’.

‘The journey we face now won’t be easy. It is the road to economic recovery, through the challenging terrain of reform, a journey to deliver our children safely to a secure and sustainable future. This is a journey that we must travel together, as One Ireland. Our nation is too small, and the crisis and dangers we face are too great for solo-runs or for putting sectional interest before the common good. This is not the time for division and conflict. This is the moment when we must all pull together. Le Cheile! Fis, Forbairt is Fostaiocht!

And the Ireland we will build will be rooted in fairness, in every strand of life and in every way we do our business,’ Mr. Gilmore concluded.

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Midleton Confirmations 2010

Reece and family looking forward to the great day

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Calvin Burke poses for the East Cork Journal

Kevin Mulcahy with his mum, Pam and Uncle Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Riordan

The Horgan family

Hugs for Aunts and Nieces, Kate, Jenny, Michelle and Orla Roche

Aoife and Niamh Molloy with mum and dad, Mary and Daragh

Patricia Szeffs from Poland with her happy family

Darren Cusack with his family

Maria Hennessy and family

Christopher Shanahan with his brothers, sister and Mam and Dad

Catherine, Ashton, Nathan, Valerie and Baby Sarah

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Midleton Confirmations 2010

Sara Gaar and Eva Ho with families

A large family turnout for Natasha Daly on her big day

Dominika Matczak is delighted to make her Confirmation but her little sister is camera shy

Caroline and Danielle Smith with Emma, Frank and Deirdre McMahon

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The Buckley family, young and not so young, looking forward to the great day

Pauline, Dylan and Peter Casey

Vicky Cope and Eileen Shanahan arrive for the Confirmation of their niece, Karen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Regan

Maurette Fogarty from Killeagh whose niece, Lucy Lawton was receiving her Confirmation Maurette was Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sponsor

Bridget Lawrence with her Grandmother, also Bridget Lawrence

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Youghal Confifirrmations 2010 Jason Kenefick & co.!

Megan, Aoibhinn, Aine and Rebecca

Ashling Twohig with family

Ian O’Brien and family

Cillian Power and family

Philip, Josephine and Sophie Monaghan

Three generations of the O’Donoghue family

Barry, Aaron and Kay Clohessy.

Molly McGrath with her delighted grandparents, Olive and John

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Leo Nunn with his parents

Clodagh O’Keeffe with Mum, Dad and her two sisters

Lauren Coady and family

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Sophie Ansbro with grandparents Breeda and Redmond

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The Moynihan family, there to support Aaron

Katie Hennessy with her family

Andrew Donoghue gets great support from the ladies in his family

Andrew Donoghue with Mum Jane and sister Kylie

Aaron Moynihan with his grandmother and family

Three generations of the Grahame family, with Naomi looking forward to receiving her Confirmation

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Simon Hassett and family

On Tuesday last, children from Kilcredan NS and Ballymacoda NS held their annual Confirmation ceremony at St. Peter in Chains Church, Ballymacoda. ABOVE: Noelle Flanagan & Maria Lynch

Amy Shanahan and Aoife Higgins Sarah & Donal Hayes

Adam and Nicole Harrington both received their confirmation

Jason Murphy & family Chloe Belton & family

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Louise Abernethy & family

Rachel Millerick with her mum, Anne

Christopher Morrissey and Tom Barry

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A sporting chance


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Adam Curley, Youghal wins All Ireland Boxing title WHEN St. Colman’s Boxing Club, Shanagarry re-opened for training last September, who would have thought that 12 year old Adam Curley from Youghal would win an All-Ireland title?

Trainer, Henry De Bromhead not ‘horsing around’ with Sizing Europe

Adam won the Counties and, after that, the club watched him rapidly improve. He would run every morning at 6.30am with the boys who were training for the Munsters, and spent three nights a week at the gym. Adam went on to win the Munsters and Adam’s coach, Pa Walsh, said he thought that with the way he was gaining confidence he could win a title - and he wasn’t wrong. Adam had three fights in the All-Irelands at the National Stadium in Dublin - a quarter-, semi- and final - winning all three.

This week, Adam returns to the National Stadium to compete in the Cadey Championships. If he wins, he will be on the Ireland international team.

In this competition, his opponents will be 1 year old than he is, but Adam’s coaches, Maurice and Pa Walsh, know that Adam will give it his best shot!

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East Cork ladies DARTS

THE Thatch Lisgoold were home to Maggie May’s and the Thatch won 3 games vs. 2 games, while Batts were at home to the Long Point, Whitegate. Batts won 4-1. Colbert’s were at home to Johnny Macs (no result sent in), while Finn’s Bar, Ballymacoda had a bye.

The Ladies Singles takes place this Thursday, May 6th at Maggie May’s. All names to go to Ursula or Amanda. Play starts at 8.30pm sharp. Thanks to Terry for sponsoring the Ladies Singles. New teams are welcome, please contact Ann McGann at 086 3365165. Don’t forget to text the results of games to Liz let’s play darts.

Pierce Flynn presented the March Park Hotel Sport Star monthly award to Henry De Bromhead, alongside John A. Murphy, a member of the adjudicating panel. (Photo: Sean Byrne, Deise Media)

LAST week, the Dungarvan Park Hotel presented their March Sportstar Award to horse trainer, Henry De Bromhead, who turned out ‘Sizing Europe’ to win the Two Mile Novice Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Since Henry de Bromhead took over the reins at his father’s Co. Waterford yard in 1999, he has gradually built a reputation as a shrewd and able trainer. He has well and truly been launched onto the international stage by the emergence of Sizing Europe as one of the leading hurdlers of his generation, and that horse could well give De Bromhead another Grade 1 win in the December Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown.

De Bromhead made the perfect start to his training career when saddling a winner with his very first runner, Fidalus, at Tramore on New Year’s Day 2000, and his tally of winners has steadily grown ever since. The likes of Feeling Grand, River Clodagh and Whatareyouhaving were fine servants to the yard in the early stages of De Bromhead’s career, but the quality of his horses has steadily risen in recent years and the yard has well and truly emerged into the big time since Sizing Europe burst onto the scene.

Owned by Alan Potts, Sizing Europe began his career in bumpers, winning one of those events at the third attempt when prevailing at Naas in October 2006. He got off the mark over hurdles at the first attempt the following month, landing a gamble when winning a maiden hurdle at Newbury. He was upped to Grade 2 novice hurdle company on his next two starts, but was slightly disappointing in finishing third and fifth respectively. However, he delivered on his early promise when winning a competitive novice hurdle at the

Punchestown Festival, beating the subsequent Grade 1-winning chaser, Big Zeb in great style.

Following that victory, De Bromhead’s hopes were high that Sizing Europe would develop in a Graded performer in 2007/8 and his ambitions were more than realised. He looked set to make a winning return to action in a conditions hurdle at Punchestown when falling at the second last, but he made no mistake the following month when winning the prestigious Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham November meeting in great style, stamping himself as a possible Champion Hurdle contender.

While he missed an intended engagement in the December Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown at Christmas, he did line up for the AIG Champion Hurdle at the same venue in late-January, with a group of well-established Grade 1 hurdlers in opposition. However, De Bromhead’s pride and joy took the step up in class readily in his stride, putting up what was heralded in some quarters as the most impressive hurdling performance since the Istabraq era, by beating Hardy Eustace by no less than eight imperious lengths. It was an incredibly impressive performance that saw him immediately jump to the front of the market for the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle, but that race resulted in disappointment. Sent off as the 2/1 favourite, Sizing Europe looked to be travelling exceptionally well when challenging 2 out, only to jump that flight awkwardly and injure his back, being eased right down to finish tailed off. It was undoubtedly the most disappointing day of De Bromhead’s career, but the injury was minor and his charge soon recovered. For all that, his connections decided not to run him again that season.

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MIDLETON COLLEGE’S (hockey) cups runneth over WINNING all three cup competitions this season is a unique achievement for Midleton College’s boys’ hockey teams.

Nick Burns plays for the Ireland U18s and Adam O’Callaghan for the Munster U21s.

Greg Chambers & Andrew Power (U18s) and Adam & Andrew Colton (U16s), have also attained provincial selection.

In the U16 Munster A Cup Final, Midleton College - captained by Andrew Colton beat Ashton Comprehensive 32. With a strong sense of deja vú, the school’s Senior A hockey players (captained by Adam O’Callaghan) also defeated Ashton in their final - on the same scoreline.

Finally, Owen Chambers led Midleton College’s U14 team to victory against Bandon.

Captain, Owen Chambers with the Midleton College under 14 hockey team, their Munster Cup, and their coach, Mary Power

After extra-time the score was 1 all, before Midleton College pipped the West Cork side to the post, on strokes, leaving the score at 2-1.

The students are coached by teachers, Ivan Leopold, Clive Seale & Mary Power and Simon Thompson, Principal of Midleton College attributes the school’s success to them and also to ‘The support of parents in everything that our pupils do, the commitment of the pupils to strive to achieve their best, and the vision of our Board and my predecessor, Brian Cairns, in laying the best schools hockey pitch in Munster.

While the recent focus has been on the boys, the school’s girls are competing at the elite Munster A level. Julie Coyne was selected for the Munster U21s. Edel Coyne & Elsbeth Wolfe have represented Munster at U18 level.

Getting back to the boys, Simon concludes, ‘Each of the finals was extremely closely contested. All the players showed the character and team spirit that derives from the close bonds which exist within the school community. ‘The past fortnight will live long in our memories, but we look forward to building on these achievements in the future.’

Midleton College retain their U16 A title from the previous year, while the Senior Cup was last won by the school in the 1989-season.

Hockey for boys and girls is thriving in the college alongside the other team sports of rugby, cricket and soccer. Senior hockey team captain, Adam O’Callaghan and his team celebrate their success in the Munster Senior A Cup final against

Last - but not least - it’s been 23 years since the school held the U14 cup aloft - don’t leave it that long again this time, gentlemen.

Ashton. They are pictured above with their team coach, Ivan Leopold

Captain, Andrew Colton with the Midleton College under 16 hockey team, their cup won against Ashton Comprehensive - and their coach, Clive Seale

Hockey captains Andrew Colton, Adam O’Callaghan and Owen Chambers are congratulated by school principal, Simon Thompson and teacher Bud Morrissey

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Time to partner up for East Cork Darts Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

JOHN Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke from Maggie May’s A team, Youghal, won the East Cork Darts Sars Doubles Championship on Friday night last at Sars GAA Pavilion, Glanmire, which was played in front of a huge crowd. They defeated John O’Donovan and Edmond O‘Brien from McGrath’s Bar, Ballycotton, in the final. This was a fantastic night of darts, with some excellent games enjoyed by all. When all boards were completed, the quarter finals, board winners were, Steven Cull and Garry Kenny from Gaelic Bar A, Carrigtwohill, John O’Donovan and Edmond O’Brien from McGrath’s Bar, Ballycotton, Kevin O’Riordan and Alan Ahern from The Session Bar, Midleton, Mick Holland and Anthony Troy also from the Session, Aidan Heaphy and Colin Barry from the host club Sars, John Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke, Maggie May’s, Youghal, Paul and Mick Sweeney and Jim McMurtry and Daithi Richards all from McGrath’s Bar, Ballycotton. There were some fantastic games in the quarter finals where the Sweeney brothers, Paul and Mick, had a two - nil victory over Steven Cull and Garry Kenny. John O’Donovan and Edmond O’Brien also had a two - nil victory against Kevin O’Riordan and Alan Ahern. John Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke were victorious when they defeated Mick Holland and Anthony Troy 2-1, Aidan Heaphy and Colin Barry also had a 2-1 win over Jim McMurtry and Daithi Richards. We were now down to the semi finals where the format was increased to the best of five legs. John Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke had a 3-1 win against Aidan Heaphy and Colin Barry. John O’Donovan and Edmond O’Brien also had a 3-1 victory over their team mates, Paul and Mick Sweeney. It was now down to the final where John O’Donovan and Edmond O’Brien were up against John Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke. In the first leg, both teams were slow to get into their stride, and who was going to win that leg was anybodys guess as all players has many chances on their doubles. Eventually, John Fitzgerald tool it out on double one to give Maggie May’s the lead, and what a bearing this leg had on the outcome of this game. If the McGrath’s pairing of John and Edmond had won it, who knows what would have happened.

John O’Donovan started leg two with a nice ton but John Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke, after gaining confidence from leg one, seemed to go into over drive taking out leg two in fifteen darts. John Fitz hit a one hundred and eighty on the way and a nice finish from eighty-four - single 20, treple 14 and double 11. John and Tomás also won the third leg to give them a 3-0 victory in the Sars Doubles Championship over John and Edmond. It was hard luck for John and Edmond as they were appearing in their fourth doubles finals in a row, having lost the last three after being victors in 2007. John Fitzgerald, who is having a fantastic season, only recently won the East Cork Individuals Championships made it a double-double and he and Tomás were worthy winners on the night. Mick Sweeney got a prize for the highest check out with a 152 finish. East

‘Let’s make a difference’


Stephen Roche Tour De Cure in association with takes place this Saturday, May 8th

Runners-up in Sars Doubles Tournament, Edmond O’Brien and John Donovan from McGrath’s Bar, alongside Ned Donovan, Chairman, East Cork Darts and Joe Philpott, Manager of Sars Pavilion, sponsor

Winners of Sars Doubles Tournament, John Fitzgerald and Tomás Bourke, Maggie May’s A, alongside Ned Donovan, Chairman, East Cork Darts and Joe Philpott, Manager of Sars Pavilion, sponsor

Cork Darts would like to thank all the players who took part and Joe Philpott, Manager of Sars GAA Pavilion for sponsoring the event. To Tom Scully, Plastering Contractor, Youghal who marked and called the games and a big thanks to all the members of Sars Darts Club who helped out. In particular, Willie Barry who did trojan work once again in getting the venue ready for the night, and to anybody else who helped make this event a huge success once again.


Well, it’s back to the grind stone on this Friday night, May 7th, when the Kay & Noel Mackey Premier League Knock Out first round begins. Draw is as follows: Maggie May’s A vs. Tosh Cahill’s Central Star vs. Gaelic Bar A Old Thatch vs. The Session A Sars vs. McGrath’s

Format for this competition is 501 straight start, all three legs to be plated in each game, and the first team to reach eleven will qualify for the semi finals in the Central Star on May 14th. The four losing teams from above will go into the Plate Competition which is sponsored by Harty’s Bar, Cloyne and both semi finals again will be played on the same night, May 7th at Hartys Bar.

Tosh Cahill Tournament

The Tosh Cahill Division One Round Two resumes on this Friday night, The Thatch, Lisgoold must travel to the Schooner Bar, Whitegate and try to claw back a 7 leg difference. Woods, Lisgoold are at home to Harty’s Bar,

and Harty’s have a nice lead of 16 legs to 5. The Gaelic Bar B are at home to Maggie May’s and look favourites here as they have a 7 leg advantage. The tightest match of all is between the Session B and Batt Murphy’s where the Session have a slender one leg lead.

The four losing teams from above will also go into a Plate Competition which is sponsored by Batt Murphy’s Bar, Midleton. Both Semi-Finals will take place in Batt Murphy’s on May 14th, to make it eight semi finals being held by East Cork Darts Association on one night.

Midleton Park Hotel Awards and night

The East Cork Darts Midleton Hotel Hotel Dinner Dance Awards night will take place in Midleton Park Hotel on Friday night, May 28th.

It should be a great night with many awards, Player of the Month, Most improved Player from each club with an overall winner to be announced, Club of the Year from both divisions, Player of the Year, Hall of Fame and the overall Midleton Park Hotel Player of the Year. Music by Martin and Jason, who will play all sorts of music, and DJ will follow immediately.

East Cork Darts are asking all clubs to support this. If anyone needs further information contact any member of the Committee. Contact Stef Domeney, Honorary Secretary at 089 4170405, Treasurer Brian McCarthy 086 4050063 or Chairman, Ned Donovan at 086 0215258.

MIDLETON Cycling & Tri Club, along with ‘Stephen Roche’, are presenting the 2nd ‘Stephen Roche Tour de Cure’ in association with, on Saturday, May 8th 2010. Stephen Roche once again is delighted to be lending his name and participating in this event that is helping to raise both awareness and money for great causes, whilst also getting bums on saddles and introducing cycling to those who may not do this often. The four courses on offer have been individually selected and loop through the beautiful East Cork, Waterford and Tipperary Counties. Participants will have a choice of 4 circuits. The 50km ‘Novice’ Route journeys to Youghal and back along the N25 and will set off around 10.30am. The 100km ‘Challenger’ route continues on from Youghal up into Cappoquin and back through Curraglass and Dungourney and sets off at around 8.30am. The 160km ‘Expert’ route will also set off at 8.30 am with the riders going to Youghal, Cappoquin and onto Clonmel, before returning over the Vee into Lismore and again back through Curraglass and Dungourney. An addition to the event this year is a 15km Family Run that will begin at 12.30 and head out to Killeagh and back to Midleton. There will be a Safety briefing a half hour in advance of each group setting off from Midleton.

The entry fee is €40 per rider but this includes a great Event Cycling Jersey, Feed Zone Route Refuelling and Post-Ride Festivities along with other items that will be provided on the day. Online Entry is now closed, with the expected 1000 cyclists already booked in. The target this year is to raise €50,000 for the three superb Cork based Charities nominated to benefit from the 2010 event. The Mercy Hospital, The COPE Foundation and Anaphylaxis Ireland have been chosen this year and all three will be represented at the event headquarters which will be at the Midleton GAA club pavilion. An Event Gala Dinner will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the eve of the event, Friday night May 7th, where Stephen Roche and other sporting guests will attend, among them John Kelly of Munster Rugby, Cork Hurler Donal Óg Cusack and many more as well. Speaking to Stephen recently, he is delighted to be again coming back to Midleton where he received such a tremendous welcome last year.

Midleton Cycling Club will once more host this prestigious event that is now getting bigger and better, with the pre event dinner another great way to support the event. A lot of organisation has already gone into the event with Safety Officer, Pat Roche, fulsome in his praise of all of the emergency services and in particular of the Gardaí in all of the neighbouring divisions. The race will pass through a lot of divisional districts and all have been most co-operative with the Midleton Cycling Club in arranging the event. Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for cyclists from early morning on the N25 and the other selected route, and obey the Gardaí and stewards. On Sunday the Main Street in Midleton will be closed to traffic as Stephen Roche will be joined by many friends from the cycling world as they speed around the streets of the town to show the crowds just what cycling is all about. Visitors and locals alike are in for a great spectacle as the former Tour De France winner rolls back the years. Midleton is certainly looking forward to staging the 2nd Tour De Cure and welcoming the many visitors to the town. A special presentation will be made to Stephen Roche at the Jameson Heritage Centre on Sunday to mark his involvement with the event as Midleton gets set for another special weekend. For more information: Visit or Event Directors, Aidan Crowley 086 605-5523 or Derek Whyte 087 132-0503. You can search for event on Twitter and Facebook where up to date information is provided...

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Learning the ropes... The Week When Ballymacoda’s Karen O’Sullivan met In Sport World Boxing champion, Katie Taylor Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

ST. Colman’s Boxing Club, Shanagarry are currently training their first girl boxer, although she’s already learned the ropes (and how to stay off them).

with Declan Barron

15 year old Karen O’Sullivan from Ballymacoda got through the County and Munster Championships and, last week, she boxed in the All-Ireland Championship finals in Dublin.

Irish side not smiling in rugby weekend of losses

The girl who defeated Karen is an experienced boxer from Belfast, whereas this is only Karen’s first year boxing but she’s making very good progress. Karen is dedicated and trains five times a week at present.

Karen met Katie Taylor, the 2009 - 2010 World Boxing champion (who was also voted as the Best Woman Boxer in the World) at the National Stadium Gym in Dublin, and the two ladies had an indepth discussion about boxing.

Lightweight double World Champion Boxer, Katie Taylor from Bray, Co. Wicklow, started boxing in 1998 and first made Irish boxing history - at age 15 - on October 31st, 2001 in the first officially sanctioned women’s bout ever

held in Ireland. She fought 16-year-old Alanna Audley (now Alanna Murphy) of Belfast at the National Stadium in Dublin in the first of three female contests on a sixteen-bout amateur card. Katie Taylor won over three 90-second rounds by 23-12.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region COBH was the venue, on April 27th, for the 3 way play off between James Cooney, Killian Kingston and Mick Hurley, in the Regional Junior A Championship!

Cooney led from Kingston after the first throw and these two shared the lead for the first five throws, with Hurley a full throw behind. Kingston went in front from here, but Cooney was back on level terms at the ‘no play’ lines, with Hurley a bowl behind! Mick got a mighty throw from the ‘no play’ line to go into second place behind Killian. James had a few poor throws in a row, and never got back into the score thereafter.

Mick continued to press Killian but was still 60 metres behind at the last bend! Mick let his throw to the right and missed the line. Killian easily beat the finish, so he joins Mick PJ Cooney and Dave Dennis in the regional semi-finals.

The semi-final draw resulted as followsKillian Kingston vs. Dave Dennis in Cloyne. Mick Hurley vs. PJ Cooney in Ballincurrig. On Saturday last, the East Cork Junior B Final took place in Ballincurrig.


The finalists were Billy Dalton and Terry Sexton, who played for a stake of €1,800.

Terry had a lot of odds after two record first throws when he beat the white piers by a distance. He continued to lead in the next few throws but Billy was back level after six shots to the “no play” lines.

Billy got his first lead in the seventh throw and increased his odds up the Long Straight. He had a chance to raise a lot of odds up the short straight but got a poor throw, Terry was level when he went up for sight. Billy got a big bowl from the Sycamores to give himself a chance of making the last bend, and this he did to go well out, while Terry had poor sight for his last throw. Terry missed the line by five metres and Billy duly beat it by 40 metres. In a return score, Carl Randells beat John Joe O’Shea.

U16 East Cork Girls Championship in Cloyne

The above took place between Alice Heffernan and Aoife O’Donovan - both of the Cloyne Club. Alice had a lot of odds early on but it was level at the halfway mark. It was close from here to the

Katie Taylor made Irish boxing history again at age 18 in May 2005 when she became the first Irish woman to win a Gold Medal at the Senior European Boxing Championships. Perhaps Karen will follow in her footsteps in the coming years - and, at only 15, she’s still got plenty of time to prove she’s a knockout fighter too.

finish with Aoife winning by 30 metres in the last shot!

Cloyne will be the venue for the regional U12 and U14 Championships on the following dates: May 6th, 11th, 13th and 18th - each evening at 6.30pm from Kilboy Cross, near the soccer field.

Best wishes

The region would like to extend best wishes to Killian Kingston, Triona Kidney and Carmel Ryan who represent Bol-Chumann at the forthcoming World Championships to be held in Holland from Thursday, May 13th to Sunday, May 16th.


John Butler defeated William O’Donoughue in the Novice A Championship Sam Kingston defeated Joe O’Neill, in the Novice C Championship Paul Butler defeated Wayne Kingston in the Junior C Championship John Conneely defeated Denis Joyce in the Novice B Championship.


7/5/10 in Clashmore: Novice B Championship: Tony Murphy vs. Christopher Butler.

In Cobh, at 7pm: Novice B Championship - Liam Dennis vs. John Walsh.

9/5/10 in Cobh at 11.30am: Novice A Championship - Niall Walsh vs. Moss Twomey In Ballincurring, at 3pm: Junior A SemiFinal: PJ Cooney vs. Mick Hurley.

THE Irish interest in this season’s Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Trophy came to an end, with Connaught bowing out to Toulon on Friday night in the Amlin Challenge Cup, while on Saturday it was the turn of Heineken Cup holders, Leinster, to surrender their crown as French side, Toulouse, proved too strong in the second half to run out winners by ten points, 16- 26 as Leinster, without Jonathon Sexton, had to give best to a star studded French side.

Toulouse will be joined in the final by Biarritz in an all French final as Munster, too, were put to the sword in the second half of the other semi final played in San Sebastian. Munster was hit by the withdrawal of Ian Dowling and Doug Howlett, on top of the absence of team captain, Paul O’Connell and despite a typically brave performance they, too, bowed out at the semi final stage. It was a pity as Munster lost a good chance of an early try when Ronan O’Gara saw the ball bounce off his chest. While Keith Earls did cross the line it was to be their only score in the first half as they trailed 9-7 at the break. Biarritz took over in the second half and added a further nine points to run out comfortable winners in the end, to set up an all French final. It shows the strength of French rugby as their best sides, Clermount Auvergne and Stade Francais, failed to make it but with two sides in the final, France will be delighted, with Toulouse raging hot favorites to win.

Irish ‘Tiger’ on the prowl (but in a good way)

Young Irish golf sensation, Rory McIllroy, had his biggest victory to date when claiming the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte Carolina on Sunday, winning by four shots from US Master champion, Phil Mickelson. It was a fabulous end to the competition as the Irishman scorched up the course shooting a 10 under par 62 on the final round to claim his first major prize. At just 21 McIllroy looks to have a great future ahead of him, as the new Irish Tiger is on the prowl.

Tribesmen set down a marker

Galway’s defeat of Cork in the National hurling league final on Sunday evening was more than just a victory for John

McIntyre’s side. It sent out a clear signal of intent on the part of the Tribesmen, that Kilkenny will face serious opposition in Leinster this year and, more importantly, in the All Ireland series, as the Cats bid for an unprecedented five in a row. With Cork, Tipperary, Offaly and Waterford also likely to mount serious challenges it does look as if we are in for a summer of promise on the hurling fields. The Tribesmen have set down a marker that they intend to be in the hunt come September, how many others will up the ante, remains to be seen?

Snooker controversy over bribery claims

A claim that World Snooker champion, John Higgins, took a bribe to fix frames in some matches has thrown snooker under the spotlight. The Irishman vehemently denies the allegation and claims that he was set up by an undercover reporter posing as a Russian businessman, who offered him money to lose at a meeting in Kiev. The meeting was filmed and Higgins has now been suspended by the governing body while it investigates the claims that he was willing to accept a bribe. For now, Higgins does appear to be “Snookered” but for someone with his talent it is highly unlikely that he would ever need to take any kind of money, as he would make enough out of the game from playing and appearance money to earn a very good living.

Will there be drama on final day in the Premiership?

Both Chelsea and Manchester United have home matches on the final day of the Premiership as Wigan visit Stamford Bridge while Stoke go to Old Trafford with Manchester United one point behind Chelsea in the race for the title. If either slip up, then the other will benefit but with so much at stake it is unlikely that either will lose but a draw could certainly make it an interesting final day of league action. The race for the 4th champion’s league spot is likely to have been decided tonight when Tottenham and Manchester City meet, as Liverpool and Aston Villa both dropped out last weekend. In League two, Leeds United could move back to League one with victory in their final game, and with a lot of Irish fans about it would be nice to see the Elland Road outfit back after being demoted due to financial difficulties a few seasons ago.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Facebooking facts with disco this weekend

Winter League 1st Semi-Final

THE first semi-final was played on Bank Holiday Sunday at noon, between Team I (Paddy O’ Sullivan, Danny Murray, and Micky Walsh) and Team E, ( Brian +Jamie Costine and Alan Walsh). This proved to be the most thrilling score of the Tournament so far. A large crowd turned out to watch this eagerly awaited score between friends, and they were not dissapointed. Team E were early leaders, after the Costine brothers opened up with two great opening shots. A mistake by Alan Walsh give Team I the lead. Beyond Kilcrone House Team I, playing a steady score, were a throw ahead. It was shot for shot to the “No Play Lines”, where Team I had a bowl of odds. The standard of throwing was very high from both teams.

The leaders went further ahead in the shots away from the lines. Brian got a great shot from Coady’s, and a mistake from Micky Walsh reduced the odds under the bowl. A big shot from Paddy, which Jamie just covered, meant Team I still had a full throw at the top of the straight, looking towards the finishing line. Danny got a poor shot and then we had a very dramatic finish. Alan Walsh got a big throw, but Micky Walsh beat it well, to restore big odds for Team I. Finishing at the Bottom Line by the cross, Brian Costine was then throwing first, some way behind, but threw an absolute miler, which semed to rocket towards the finishing line, but unluckily went to one side, slowing to fall short of the line by nearly 2 metres. Next to throw to decide the winner was the normally safe Paddy O’ Sullivan, who was throwing nearer to the finish line, but still recquiring a miler himself. While he beat Brians shot by 2 feet he, too, missed the line.

Monthly Meeting, April 29th

At a convened meeting it was decided that the new summer Tournament will be held shortly. Entry fees, and names to be entered no later than Saturday, May 15th. This will take place in the form of a separate, Graded, A, B, C+D Tournament. Newcomers welcome. Marc O’Connor O’Brien was the runner-up in the U10 challenge score and is pictured above with winner, Shane O’Driscoll

So after all this, no winner yet! It was up to the longest shot over the line to decide a winner. Amid great excitement, Jamie and Danny prepared themselves to throw across, down the narrow lane. First up was Jamie, who launched the bowl ferociously, but it struck the wall on the left, getting a rub to hurtle down the hill. Could Danny match this? Danny played the bowl well but got no rub, to finish 40 metres behind. A great finish to a great score to which both teams contributed. 2nd Semi-Final will be played shortly.

Underage Section, Cloyne Club

Disco/Presentation to be held at Harty’s Bar on Saturday, May 8th from 4pm to 6pm.

This is a thank you to all the kids who trained hard, and have come a long way. Entry is free. Food and soft drinks served. Competions on the day! All welcome. The prizes for the various tournaments played over the last few months will be presented, a total of 24 trophies and 7 medals. We hope all the winners will be present.

Cloyne’s road bowling ‘Pocket Rocket’, Ellie Coady won the U12 Final and is pictured above being congratulated by runner up, Tracy Casey

1/5/10: U10 Challenge (Boys)

This was held between the greatly improved Marc O’Connor O’Brien and relative new-comer, Shane O’Driscoll, who comes from a great bowling family. Marc had odds early on, but soon Shane caught up, then took the lead. But the score was won on the last shot with Shane beating Marc. Well played both lads. The return score was the final of the Girls U12.

U12 Final (Girls)

This was between Tracy Casey and Ellie Coady. First up was Tracy, who threw a miler down the hill, with Ellie covering it by a few feet. They were still level after 3 good shots. Ellie then took a lead, and for a while, it was shot for shot, with Ellie drawing away to win by 2 bowls of odds. Ellie has now added the U-12 title to her the U-10 title which she won earlier in the Tournament.

To add to this, and after her huge win in Cobh recently in the semis of East Cork’s Tournament, young Ellie will be representing our club in the Girls U12

final in Cobh today, May 5th at 6.30pm. All are welcome to cheer on Cloyne’s own ‘Pocket Rocket.’

Cloyne youth represent club in tournament: East Cork underage tournament in Cloyne

Many of our young members will be competing for the first time in this tournament this week, and we wish them all well. It is hoped that as many of the community can turn out to cheer them on, as it is a great occasion for the club to host this Tournament in Cloyne.

Underage tournament fixtures:

6/5/10: Boys U14 quarter-final 6.30pm: Tiernan Healy vs. Conor Motherway 7pm: Jack Rossiter vs. Kevin O’Keeffe

11/5/10: Boys U14 Semi-Finals 6.30pm: T. Healy or C. Motherway vs. Brian O’Shea 7pm: J. Rossiter or K.O’Keefe vs. Briain Minihane

A Summer social night to be confirmed at a later date. Monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month. All members to be present please.


The club now has a page up and running for those members unable to attend meetings. The page has old photographs, kindly donated, newer pictures of our club’s various tournaments, and members. Also any news etc. So, if you’re interested in our club, please join up! We’ve just added several videos which, although already on Youtube, feature some music which, because of copyright, we were unable to use there.

The club would like to send best wishes to our vice-chairman, Eddie Harty, who is currently in the Mercy Hospital, Cork. Hope to see you back on the road soon, Eddie! And if any-one’s forgotten what Eddie looks like bowling, then you can see him on our third video on our Facebook page- Cloyne Road Bowling Club.

To join our club, or for further information, please call either John Rossiter (Secretary/PRO) 0876252936 or Michael O’Donovan (ECB Representative/Registrar) 087 9691275.

Conor collects at CYMS Kevin Power Snooker Tournament THE Youghal CYMS Kevin Power Snooker Tournament 2010 was held on Friday, April 30th, with the two worthy finalists, Lee Walsh and Conor Kennedy playing on the No.1 championship table. Although 11 year old Conor was up against the more experienced C Team player, 15 year old Lee Walsh, Conor gave an outstanding performance on the green baize and claimed the coveted trophy by 2 frames to 0. Congratulations to young Conor in winning his first junior tournament, which certainly won’t be his last, going by the high standard of potting shown by both players. Well done also to runner-up, Lee Walsh who was looking forward to travelling with his snooker colleagues from Youghal CYMS, Aaron Tobin and Kenny Wight, to the National U-16’s Snooker Championships which were held in Newbridge CYMS, on Sunday last. (Photo: Michael Hussey,

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Midleton Indoor Bowls celebrates a title win worth waiting for Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

WEDNESDAY, April 28th was a Red Letter Day for our club, as an eleven year wait was celebrated with scenes of great joy in St. Anthony’s Hall. Players and club members danced for joy when our league team recorded a close win over our friends and near neighbours, Watergrasshill.

As the excitement continued, the prize giving ceremony took place and club captain, Danny O’Keeffe led his team of Vera Taylor, Marie Triggs, Callie O’Sullivan, Margaret McCarthy, Tony O’Shea, Rose O’Sullivan, Finbarr McCarthy, Con O’Sullivan, Kay Savage and Dick Carley, and introduced them to Hazel Payne who presented the winners medals and trophy to the victorious team, amidst scenes of wild excitement.

A packed hall witnessed two outstanding games as North Cathedral and Crosshaven fought out a great game, with the outcome hanging on the very last shot of the match, Cathedral winning by one shot.

The Midleton vs. Watergrasshill game started in a whelter of excitement and tension as Vera, Marie, Callie and Tony, on mat one, played very steady bowls and took a firm grip on their game. On mat two, Danny, Con, Kay and Dick were struggling to get on terms, and the game was slipping away from them. With two ends to play on each mat, they were seven shots down and staring defeat in the final for the second year running, and they did not want to experience that feeling again. Tony’s team picked up two shots and Dick Carley’s team staged a great fight back to claim four shots, and the scene was set for a grandstand finish. A further two shots for Tony, and as the last end began on mat two, Midleton held a one shot lead. With the packed hall on the edge of their seats, the lead changed after every shot, and Midleton held a one shot lead as Watergrasshill’s skip played his last bowl, with all still to play for. But his bowl slipped by his intended target and the Midleton camp jumped for joy as the long wait was over. Tears of joy flowed as players and supporters were overcome with emotion.

Midleton Bowls Club ‘Hot Shot’ winners - Callie O’Sullivan, Tony O’Shea, Marie Triggs and Vera Taylor

Finbarr Horgan, husband of the late Dolly Horgan, presents The Dolly Horgan Memorial Cup to Con O’Sullivan, Midleton Bowls Club, alongside Dolly’s son, Ken

At the end of a long campaign, which began with a heavy defeat to Garryduff, everyone rolled up their sleeves and felt they had to work harder on the game to have any chance of coming out of the section. Well done to everyone for their efforts, especially Rose, Margaret and Finbarr, who all played a huge part in the team during the year. The finals of the Dolly Horgan Perpetual Cup and Plate took place on Thursday, April 29th in the G.A.A. Hall, and before a full turn out of members we had two very exciting games. Tony O’Shea maintained his good form by recording a very good win over last year’s winner, Malcolm Taylor, and with two ends to play, it was eight shots each, but Tony held on to win a very close game.


In the cup Marie Triggs and Con O’Sullivan had a battle royal, with Con just edging it in a close game.

Finbarr Horgan presented the prizes and all in the lounge had a good night, when the ladies of the club served refreshments to all. Well done to everyone, for a great night. We were delighted to welcome Youghal Bowls Club to our club on Monday night last, for a game of bowls and a lot of fun and a singsong. We had forty bowlers from Youghal, Midleton Active Retirement Group and Midleton Bowls Club, for the afternoon of tea and games and everyone enjoyed a wonderful day. A special thanks to Midleton Active Retirement Group for the use of the hall on their club day.

As you read these notes twelve club members are enjoying a bowls break in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, and no doubt are having some ceoil agus craic.

Our congratulations to Tony O’Shea, Callie O’Sullivan, Marie Triggs and Vera Taylor, who achieved a wonderful milestone in the county semi-final win over Ballincollig G.A.A. by recording a second Hot Shot in this championship. For non-bowlers a Hot Shot is similar to a 147 in snooker. Congratulations to everyone involved. P.S. All club members please note our A.G.M is on Tuesday, May 11th at 8pm. Our club is your club.

Landers lands Youghal CYMS Senior Cup 2010

THE Annual C.Y.M.S. Senior Cup was played on Thursday, April 29th, between the two finalists, Adrian Landers and Gerard Kelly. Match referee was President, Brendan Cooney.

Midleton Bowls Club ‘Yellow team’ with Club Captain, Danny O’Keeffe. The team won the Cork Zone League Plate Section in St. Anthony’s Hall

Adrian Landers beat Ger Kelly 3 - 2 on the black in a top class final. Adrian led two nil, only for Ger to pull in back to 2 all, to see a final frame shoot out in a close last frame that could have gone any way. It finally came down to the black which, says Ger, was a bit unlucky by going in off the black.Well done to both players on an excellent final. (Photo: Michael Hussey,

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


LISMORE was the setting on Saturday afternoon last for the first playing of the Ned Barry Cup Final, with Blackwater and Brideview B the finalists. After a hard fought 90mins, Blackwater emerged as holders of this beautiful trophy, presented to the league by the Lismore club, commemorating Ned Barry, a founder member of the Lismore club. On Friday night in Fermoy, Inch retained the Bolger Plate when defeating Accrington, and in mid week Kilworth won the 1st division, and are promoted as champions, with Lismore joining them in the premier next season as runners up.

This coming Saturday night in Brideview Park, Kilworth play Railway Ath in the final of the Liam Fitzgerald Cup.

With 45 minutes to kick off a mixture of all seasons, thunder, lightning, and torrential rain descended on the Castle Farm Ground, with the pre match warm up and kick around having to be abruptly halted. However, when Tom Griffin led the two teams out 40 minutes later, we saw the first glimpse of a summer trying to break through the dark clouds, and for the entire game the rain kept away and we had some sunshine.

Blackwater 1 Brideview B 0

So the sun shone for the first ever final of the Ned Barry Cup and Blackwater and Brideview B had the honour of being the first finalists. Blackwater, runners up in the Premier were the favourites against a Brideview team that finished in the lower half of the top section of the newly created 1st division two sections.

We had seen Brideview play a mid week league game and, although defeated, they were impressive with their attacking flair and a very young side that we felt could cause Blackwater problems. The Castle Farm Ground was in brilliant shape, considering the deluge before the game, and both teams started off tentatively. Indeed, the opening 20 minutes saw little goal mouth action, with play from both sides breaking down outside the 18 yard boxes. The first real attack by Blackwater saw Cullinane strike a great shot from 25 yards, and an equally great save by Aherne in the Brideview goal. It was all of 30 minutes before the Tallow side troubled Cotter in the Blackwater goal, but a strike from outside the area by Tomás Daly saw the keeper save with his feet. In the last few minutes of the opening half the Aglish team piled on the pressure, and as we entered the last minute of play and after some good work on the left wing, John Wall crossed for the inrushing Dave Cullinane to head home, giving Shane Aherne no chance for a goal literally on the half time whistle.

The opening 45 minutes did not produce the cup final we had hoped for, but what a transformation the 2nd half turned out to be. This was real cup tie football, with Brideview throwing down the gauntlet to the favourites. This was the cup final we had hoped to see, and we were not disappointed. The tempo was upped, and we have to credit Brideview as they reverted to the style we have become accustomed to from the Brideview teams. Ball on the

ground, wing to wing play and crosses into the 6 yard box. However, Cotter handled all crosses with confidence and Alan Landers had to use all his experience to keep the Blackwater back four in line. At the other end, Aherne was not being called on too often, but on 30mins a wonderful strike by Wall just went wide. As we entered the last 15 minutes, the game was in the melting pot... McCarthy was blossoming at midfield for the Tallow side, and Walsh had to help out his defence with Healy also having to work back. With 10 minutes to go, Daly shot from the edge of the area, but a top class save from Cotter denied the equaliser. Brideview were then reduced to 10 players when a defender received second yellow card.

A man less, but Brideview continued to press for the equaliser. Cotter saved again from a Condon header and Prescott saw his effort also thwarted by the Blackwater defence, whose experience and composure was a telling factor. But Blackwater held out and when Tom Griffin called full time, the relief on the faces of the winners was evident. They had lived dangerously for at least the last 20 minutes, as they clung on to the lead goal, but they showed and proved why they have the best defence in the entire league, having the least number of goals conceded in 18 league games, better than any of the 21 teams that competed in the league. Cotter in goal was brilliant and was in the running for man of the match, but his full back, Dave Cullinane was selected just in front of him. Dave, with Alan Landers on the other side, showed all their experience, especially when it was needed in the last 10 minutes, as did Wall and Jamie Landers. Eamon Walsh played his normal attacking role from mid field, but in the 2nd half when McCarthy started to attack for Brideview, Walsh had to drop deep to defend. Up front Healy was well shackled, as was Caimin Radley, and not many goal chances were allowed by a resolute Brideview defence that saw Hampton, McGrath, Mulcahy and Casey all playing well and not allowing the strikers too many shots at goal. McCarthy had a brilliant 2nd half, as he attacked from midfield, and his effort that was saved by Cotter had goal written all over it. But as we wrote, Cotter rose to the occasion to save. As the game went on Condon also came more into the action, as did Henley when introduced.

While losing, Brideview can be proud of themselves, and as a neutral we felt they deserved to score in those closing minutes, and many of those players will be playing Premier next season. Blackwater had to work hard for this cup win, but they did, and there can never be a substitute for experience. It was needed in the final minutes as Blackwater held out, and they now add the Barry Cup to the Bolger Cup, won earlier in the season. Credit to both teams for giving us a hard fought, sporting cup final. We know, as Ned Barry looked down from above, he would have been happy with the display of both teams.

TEAMS, BLACKWATER—K Cotter, D Cullinane, J Wall, J Landers, A Landers(capt), J Radley, E Walsh, C Radley, G O’Donovan, J Healy, R Halpin. Reserves, D Phelan, S Flavin, F Cotter, G Ronayane, S Cotter, D Cotter, P O’Donovan. BRIDEVIEW—S Aherne, J Hampton, J McGrath, K Casey, D Mulcahy, D Prescott, T Daly(capt), E Condon, S O’Connor,

Siobhan Barry presents the Ned Barry Perpetual Cup to Blackwater's Captain, Alan Landers, alongside Mike O'Neill, Chairman WWEC League. (Photo Sean Byrne, Deise Sport)

Officials Tom Griffin, David Coleman and Eric McCarthy with team captains, Alan Landers and Thomas Daly prior to kick off

S O’Sullivan, K Curley. Reserves, S Barry, K Henley, A McCarthy, A O’Riordan, S Kenneally, M Sutherland, D Kingston. REFEREE: T Griffin, assistants, E McCarthy and D Coleman.

After the game, the man of the match award was presented by the sponsor, Paddy Pollard to the winner, Dave Cullinane. Michael O’Neill, League Chairman, complimented both teams for a sporting game, thanked the Lismore Club for the excellent condition of the ground, the referee and his assistants and then called on Paddy Pollard to speak on the late Ned Barry.

Paddy said Ned spent hours on this same field preparing the ground for league games when Lismore played in the Waterford league back in the 60’s, and the league was delighted when the Lismore club presented the Barry Cup to the league for competition. He thanked Siobhan for attending the game to present the cup in Ned’s honour.

Siobhan then presented both teams with their medals and the Cup to Blackwater captain, Alan Landers. Alan suitably replied and said it was an honour for him to receive the cup, as he knew the work that Ned Barry had done for soccer in Lismore. He complimented Brideview on their display, and said, while defeating three premier teams en route to the final, this was by far the hardest game they encountered. Finally, credit to the Lismore club for having the arrangements for the final perfect, even the torrential rain just before kick off did not cause a problem with the playing surface very good. Well done to all, but especially to Eddie, Craig, Keith, Jamie, Joe for all their time and hard work. The club can be proud to have honoured Ned as was done.

The final of the Tony Bolger Plate took place on Friday night at Fermoy FC Ground and resulted in a win for Inch, who are the holders of the trophy. Inch started off the better of the two teams, and it

Inch 2 Accrington 0

was evident that they wanted to retain the trophy. Accrington was under much pressure, and it appeared only a matter of time before they would concede a score, and it duly arrived on 20 minutes when Sean Barry scored. Inch was totally on top and could have had a few more goals before the break, but the many chances were not converted. The 2nd half saw Accrington come more into the game but Inch dealt with the home attack comfortably. The 2nd Inch goal did not arrive until the very last minute of the game, and was scored through James Fogarty. After the game Noel Hegarty, on behalf of the League, presented the Bolger Plate to the Inch captain, Ian Lynch. Noel congratulated both teams, and thanked the sponsor, Dungarvan Leader, for their continued sponsorship. Ian suitably replied and thanked especially the retiring Inch manager, Peter Savage for all the work, time and commitment he has given to the club. And so say all of us. This is Inch’s 4th time winning the Bolger Plate, a wonderful achievement in itself.

Played in Kilworth on Wednesday night, this was the last league game of the season for the home side and the last game for them in the 1st division, as they play Premier next season. Kilworth needed just a point to win the title, and on a beautiful evening and on a well prepared ground, both teams gave an entertaining 90 minutes. Goals from George Heskin and Chris Murphy to an Aaron Pratt goal saw the home side in the lead at the interval. In the 2nd half, Murphy scored again and when Heskin scored the 4th, Kilworth were promoted as champions. In the final few minutes, Pratt scored his and Brideview’s second goal.

Kilworth 4 Brideview B 2

After the game Paddy Pollard, on behalf of the WWEC, congratulated Kilworth on promotion to

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the premier, and especially as champions. He wished them the best of luck next season along with Lismore, the other promoted side. He wished Brideview manager, Brian Donnelly and his team the very best in the Cup Final the following Saturday. Paddy thanked Lismore House Hotel for their continued sponsorship, and then presented the cup to Kilworth captain, Justin Aherne, who suitably replied. This was a game Lismore had to win to keep the pressure on Kilworth, who were playing at home as well. Valley led at the break through a John Galvin goal. Kevin O’Donoghue equalised early in the 2nd half, before Ian Kearney got the all important winner for the visitors, and all three points. However, word reached Lismore that Kilworth won and Lismore are promoted to the premier as second in the division. But as Joe told us over the weekend, Lismore achieved their goal, promotion.

Valley Rangers B 1 Lismore 2

Before the game League Chairman, Michael O’Neill, presented Modeligo captain, Adam Bending, with the trophy as winners of Section B, the newly formed 1st division league system. Michael congratulated Modeligo on becoming the first winners of the new league format, and wished them the best of luck next season. The game itself saw Ballybridge record their 9th win of the season, and scoring three goals on the night with Victor Scanlon, James Furlong and Brendan O’Driscoll the goal scorers. Overal,l a good season for both clubs.

Modeligo 1 Ballybridge 3

An end of season game for both sides with nothing at stake. The sides were level at the break with goals from John Griffin and Pa O’Rourke. In the 2nd half, Vinny Coonan and John Murphy scored for the visitors who ran out easy winners in the end. Railway has the Liam Fitzgerald Cup final this Saturday to look forward to.

Railway Ath 1 Clashmore A 3

This was the last league game of the season for both teams, and the last game for Inch B, as the club will enter only one team in the league in the next season. A Joe Keogh goal was enough to give the points to the Clashmore 2nd string and the double over Inch. This win will see them, while finishing level with Inch, move them off the bottom of the table at long last.

Inch B 0 Clashmore B 1

NED BARRY CUP FINAL Blackwater 1 Brideview B 0


BOLGER PLATE FINAL (sponsored by DUNGARVAN LEADER) Inch 2 Accrington 0 LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Kilworth 4 Brideview B 2 Valley Rangers B 1 Lismore 2 Railway Ath 1 Clashmore A 3 Modeligo 1 Ballybridge 3 Inch B 0 Clashmore B 1

This week will see the completion of the WWEC season, which is a compliment to clubs, referees and Fixture Hon Secretary Noel Hegarty, as it was thought back in January that the league may not finish until June, with the loss of a month due to the bad weather.


This Tuesday night Lismore entertain Brideview B,in the last league game of the season, while on Saturday evening in Tallow we have the Liam Fitzgerald Cup final between Kilworth and Railway Ath.

The Bertie O’Mahony Celtic Furniture Enterprise, Liam Fitzgerald Cup final takes place this Saturday evening at Brideview Park with a 5pm Kick off. Kilworth, already crowned 1st division champions, and a premier club next season, will be favourites to overcome the challenge of Railway Athletic.

Kilworth vs. Railway Ath

This is Railway’s first cup final in the WWEC, and they will take confidence from defeating Kilworth two weeks ago in the league. Kilworth were under strength on that occasion, but a win is always a win, and the Cappoquin side will not fear the division champions. Kilworth, at full strength, are a force for any team in the league, with goal scorers Paudie Lynch and George Heskin capable of winning games on their own with the goal scoring exploits of either. Railway has a young side and has had a mixed season, losing 9 games, and ending up last in the new league structure of the division. It is difficult to go against Kilworth, and we make them favourites to lift the trophy on Saturday evening. Kilworth have scored 6 goals and conceded 3 goals from three games on their way to the final, while Railway played two games, scoring 4 goals and conceding 3 goals. Kick off on Saturday in Brideview Park is 5pm.


8/5/10: LIAM FITZGERALD CUP (sponsor Bertie O’Mahony Celtic Furniture Enterprises Ltd) Kilworth vs. Railway Ath in Tallow, 5pm, M. Hartnett, D. Coleman and E.Cusack


The Annual General Meeting of the West Waterford East Cork Junior League will be held at Lismore House Hotel on Monday, June 14th, commencing at 8.30pm.

Rule changes or alterations to rules, must be sent to the Hon Secretary of the WWEC, bearing postmark, not less than 21 days before the date of the AGM, signed for, and on behalf of the club concerned, by the club Hon Secretary. Congratulations to Shane Troy, Modeligo, on winning the 1st Division Golden Boot, sponsored by The Red Store, Youghal. Shane scored a total of 24 goals in the 1st division league.



When the new season, 2010/11, kicks off in August, the WWEC League will be online. All clubs will have their players registered online to comply with FIFA and FAI regulations. The WWEC will be one of the first leagues in the country to install an online football administration system, a system that will include player registration, fixtures, statistics, discipline, league tables and much more. The online system is working perfectly with the Mayo League at present, and the WWEC hope to be the next league to have the system up and running.

The FAI will demonstrate the system to all the clubs at Lismore House Hotel on Thursday 27th May. The demonstration includes a question and answer session, and those in the league who have already seen the system working, are very impressed and looking forward to the implementation within the WWEC League. The demonstration commences at 8pm sharp, and there is no need to remind clubs how important it will be to attend.

Sincere sympathy from the WWEC Junior League, to Derry, Ted, Paddy and the entire O’Leary family, Conna, on the death of Mrs Rena O’Leary, which sad event occurred on Saturday last. Ar Dheis Dé ar a Anam.


WWEC Schoolboys: A cup for everyone IT WAS a busy week on the Cup front with no less than three taking place during last week. Clashmore Ramblers were in all three, Ardmore AFC in Friday’s two and Castlebridge Celtic making the long journey on Tuesday evening for the U-14 one. As events turned out each of the aforementioned clubs got a cup apiece. The last game of the season was the U-16 Cup final and it was a marvellous match with Ardmore coming out easy winners in the end against a committed Clashmore.

Castlebridge hand out the half dozen! Youghal Barber Under 14 Cup Final Castlebridge Celtic 6 Clashmore Ramblers 2

The score says it all in this one. No two ways about it. Castlebridge set out to atone for losing the league final to the Ramblers, and atoned most assuredly at Ardrath Park last Tuesday evening. From very early on, the game was controlled by a strong Castlebridge defence and some good attacking wingers.

It was three nil at the break and even though the Ramblers pulled a goal back within minutes of the restart, the boys from East Cork were not going to let the cup slip across Youghal bridge to Co Waterford. Two more goals midway through the second half ended the contest as a spectacle, and the final few minutes saw a goal apiece to leave the result six two. Emphatic victory in every sense.

Strong Ramblers get t wo-in-a-row! Under 12 Cup Final: Ardmore AFC 1 Clashmore Ramblers 5

For long periods of the first half in this one the score was tied at 0-0, and a vastly under strength Ardmore team were battling to keep out a very good Ramblers outfit. When Clashmore did finally break the deadlock as we approached half time then it was, unfortunately, the beginning of a sustained onslaught of attack after attack and the Ardmore boys, though they never gave up, were unable to string together enough of the play to cause their opposition any worries. Second half saw Clashmore remain on top and run out easy winners in the end. Cup success at this level, second year on the trot, then for the Ramblers.

Anthony Spillane (Castlebridge) receives the U14 Cup f rom sponsor, Brian Waide

Hat-trick Ciaran at it again ! Under 16 Cup Final: Ardmore AFC 5 Clashmore Ramblers 2

Clashmore scored within minutes of the start of this, our last final of the season, and also scored in the first minute of the second half. But in the other seventy seven odd minutes which made up this match, Ardmore scored five goals. Ciaran Tobin, with yet another hat trick, among the scorers.

The shock of conceding a goal so early in a cup final rattled Ardmore for a brief period, but as the first half wore on they began to get a grip on the game. Any threat was capably dealt with and Seamus Keating in goal was very assured. The equaliser for the Ardmore outfit came by way of a penalty ten minutes before half time, which was dispatched to the net by Ciaran Tobin despite a brave attempt by Robbie Deady in the Ramblers goal. About five minutes later some good work on the left wing by Mike French resulted in his cross reaching the head of a high jumping Ciaran Tobin, whose forceful header ended in the net and Ardmore went in at half time two one up.

The second half had barely begun when the Ramblers were back on level terms, a half chance being finished from a few yards after a speculative cross from the left wing. That was to be the nearest the Clashmore boys would get to the Ardmore goal for the rest of the second half. Another goal from Ciaran Tobin ten minutes into the second period gave the lead back to Ardmore, and later on two goals from Mike French sealed what was to be a double at this age for the seasiders. One of French’s goals a corner kick that completely deceived the opposition keeper and sailed into

the roof of the net. There was no way back for the Ramblers after that.

It has been a long and sometimes frustrating - the cold snap anyone? - season, but we have finished on schedule and for that, all clubs, officials and the Fixtures Sec especially are to be commended. His was not an easy task; making people dance to a certain tune when, perhaps, they do not even want to hear the music in the first place.

Last thoughts

I will be taking a bit of a break from my duties as PRO for a few weeks and the next notes to appear under this banner will be when there will be reports to be dealt with from the Kennedy Cup in mid June, and notes from our AGM which may, possibly, be held around the same time. I have thoroughly enjoyed putting the information into the public domain every week, and I sincerely hope that nobody has ever taken serious issue with anything I may have penned. I try to be as impartial as possible when writing, but maybe sometimes a slight bias in my tone might be perceived by some towards a certain area; human nature probably the cause of that. The vast improvement in the communicating of results to the league phone was a big plus this season. The webmasters job and mine was made an awful lot easier every week when we had the information as quickly as possible. I would also like to thank the newspapers who take these notes each week and publish them. We know that you have deadlines and though sometimes the email might arrive a little over it, I don’t think there was ever a week when the information didn’t get out there. To those of you who do not know who is behind these notes every week; my name is Ger...

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MIDLETON SOCCER Senior team promoted Midleton 1 Tramore 1

THIS draw between Midleton and Tramore in the final league game of the season, took place before a fine Sunday morning crowd at Knockgriffin Park. Midleton and Tramore will now play in the Munster Senior League Premier Division next season.

This draw has forced a play-off between the two sides again, to see who goes through as champions, and who as runners-up. A date has yet to be set for the play-off. In the meantime, Midleton have three big cup semi-finals to look forward to in a great season so far for manager, John Ryan and his assistant, Barry McMahon but, now, back to the game... Midleton were the first to score when Billy Woods’s fast free kick caught Tramore off guard and James Murphy flashed the ball to the net to the delight of the Magpies’ supporters. Midleton were well worth their lead, which lasted up to a minute before half-time, when a Midleton player was most unlucky to head the ball into his own net, leaving the score at 1-1.

Sadly, no further scores from either side meant that this was how the game ended.

Senior League: Midleton 3 Passage 2

In this midweek game, Midleton joined Tramore in top spot in the Senior First Division after this 32 win at Passage. Passage got off to the perfect start and were 2-0 up after 25 minutes. To their credit, Midleton bounced back and when Billy Woods was fouled in the box, the former Cork City player took the resulting penalty kick, to bring the Magpies back into the game before half-time.

Again, Billy Woods brought Midleton level 10 minutes after the restart ,and Midleton clinched the league points when John Keane crossed for James Murphy to score.

Junior Premier League: Midleton 1 Everton 2

Both teams went out to enjoy themselves in the last Junior Premier League game of the season

in what has been a reasonably good campaign for both sides. Midleton recorded a good win over College Corinthians midweek to guarantee themselves Junior Premier League Football again next season. In this game, Midleton got off to a good start when Timmy Duggan fired them in front after just 14 minutes, shooting past the inform Everton goalkeeper. Everton made the score 1-1 before half-time and, in the 81st minute, the winning goal came from a penalty kick that the Midleton keeper got his hands on, but could not keep out.

Midleton team: Danny Cashman, Conor O’Sullivan, Brendan Stack, Eugene Fitzgerald, James Wiggins, Ian Cooney, Duncan McCarthy, Timmy Duggan, James Murphy, Alan Reilly, Liam McCarthy and Noel Connolly.

Midleton ‘A’ lose to strong Corinthians

Midleton ‘A’ lost out to Corinthian Boys ‘B’ after a titanic struggle at Knockgriffin in the Cork Schoolboys League Umbro 11 Division 5. Midleton ‘A’ started strongly, and with a solid midfield of Conor Evans and Cian Walsh they kept Corinthians in their own half for most of the first half.

However, with two minutes left in the half, Corinthians capitalised on a loose ball at the back and crossed for a neat finish from 6 yards giving keeper, Dylan Wright, no chance. This hit Midleton ‘A’ hard, and as the second half started Corinthians piled forward in numbers and, running at the defence, made several breakthroughs. Eventually the Midleton rear guard gave way and Corinthians scored their second. It was all Corinthians during this spell, and a counter attack from a Midleton throw-in saw a strong run and superb cross that led to a cracking volley on the run to make it three.

Midleton ‘A’ did not give up, and had several late attacks but lacked the firepower up front to get a clean shot on goal.

Overall, this was a good performance from Midleton ‘A’ against a Corinthians team that

Springfield Ramblers Temple United vs. Springfield Ramblers

ANOTHER great win for this hard working team who were physically tested in this game. It was 2 all going into the last 10 minutes and yet again this young team played some great football to finish strongly, scoring 3 goals to secure the win. Well done to all the team who each put in a strong performance.

Under 14 Local Cup: Bandon 1 Springfield Ramblers 0

is sitting at the top of the league, and on course to be champions. Midleton ‘A’ Coaches: Noel Meade, Colm Smyth, Sean ‘Buddy’ Burke and Joe Jalil.

Football Academy

After the Bank Holiday weekend, the football academy kicks off again this Sunday morning.

U12 League: Midleton 3 St. Mary’s 0 Midleton’s goals came courtesy of Conor Fitzgerald (two) and Cian McInerney - making this a good win for Midleton.

Under 12: Midleton 8 Nufarm 3

Midleton As did their promotion prospects no harm at all with a fine away win against Nufarm.

Under 14s: Midleton 1 Leeds 3

Midleton’s scorer was Con O’Donoghue in a close encounter at Knockgriffin Park. A good game.

Magpie Lotto

Results from Thursday, April 29th for a jackpot of €5,000. No winner. Nos. drawn were 2, 3, 12 and 25. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. No winner. Nos. drawn were 12, 15, 21 and 28. Lucky dip winners, who receive €20 each are Michael Hickey (D.H.), Eileen Power (O. Lynch), Mary Fitzgerald (C. Desmond), Mary Lordan (Pa), Mrs. B. Rohan (Pa), Mick Linehane (Linehans), Mary McCarthy (A. Kearns), Audrey Broderick (Margaret), Breda Lynch (O. Lynch) and Mary Rose (J. O’Brien). The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, May 6th at Knockgriffin Park clubhouse for a jackpot of €5,250.

ahead again when the referee failed to award Cobh Ramblers a free out, and Wilton scored. The home team showed their spirit when another O’Flynn pile driver was spilled by the Wilton keeper, and the alert Phelan followed up to score. Best on the Day were Niall Griffin and Sam Stapleton.

Under 8 League:

Springfield Ramblers lost out in this cup tie away to Bandon. The home side dominated the first 10 minutes. After that Springfield Ramblers controlled without making too many chances. Then, with 3 minutes to go, Adam Devlin made a great save from a free kick and from the resultant short corner Bandon scrambled a header over the line. Best players on the day for Springfield Ramblers were Adam Devlin & Graham O’Connor.

Under 14 Division I: Killinardrish Coachford 2 Springfield Ramblers 0

Springfield Ramblers dominated the first 10 minutes of this league tie. Killinardrish Coachford then came more into the game. A mix up between two defenders allowed Killinardrish to score the first goal. Springfield Ramblers continued to try hard, but Killinardrish dominated the game and thoroughly deserved to score the second goal and see the game out. Best players for Springfield Ramblers were Graham O’Connor, and Ruben O’Callaghan.

Under 11 Local Cup: Rockmount 0 Springfield Ramblers 3

Springfield Ramblers qualified for the semi-final of the Local Cup with this win away to Rockmount. The goals were scored by Adam Horgan (2) & Conor Hughes. Best on the day were Jeff McCarthy, Adam O’Sullivan & Neil Harte.

Under 15 Premier League Blarney United 0

Springfield Ramblers maintained their challenge for Premier League honours with this win away to Blarney United. The home side enjoyed the best of the exchanges in the first ten

Springfield Ramblers 1

The team wishes Peter Nolan and Ross McCarthy all the Best in the Irish Trials.


minutes, but Springfield Ramblers began to get the upper hand and played some lovely football on the beautifully appointed pitch at O’Shea Park.

The away side created some good chances and were unlucky when a header by Tony O’Donovan from Jason Abbott was saved by the home goalkeeper. Dale Fitzgerald made a good run on the left but his shot was again saved. Springfield Ramblers continued to enjoy the best of the possession and kept the ball for long periods with their controlled passing game, but were unable to break down the home defence.

The breakthrough finally came with a cracker of a shot from Dave Curran on the right wing straight into the top corner for a great individual goal. Best on the day for Springfield Ramblers were Tony O’Donovan, Jason Abbott & Adam Thompson.

Under 16 Premier League: Cobh Ramblers 2 Wilton United 2

A poor refereeing decision cost the home team victory in this game. Cobh Ramblers, playing the better football throughout the first half, were unlucky to concede a goal from a wrongly awarded corner. With the loss of Ross McCarthy in the first half Cobh Ramblers were forced to change their team around in the second half. Driven on by the excellent Niall Griffin & Jamie Moynihan, Cobh Ramblers started the second half putting pressure on Wilton and when captain, Peter Nolan played an excellent ball to the impressive Alan O’Flynn, he beat his marker and crashed a 20 yard shot into the net. With the home team putting extreme pressure on Wilton, Dylan McNamara was unlucky not to put Cobh Ramblers ahead. Wilton went

Under 15 Division 4 Springfield Ramblers A 1 St. Mary’s 1

Under 12 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 3 Mallow United 0 Under 11 Division 8: Springfield Ramblers B 1 Rockmount B 4

Player Of The Year Awards

Saturday, May 29th at 6pm in Cobh Community Centre The Springfield Ramblers Club Annual Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 29th, at 6pm in Cobh Community Centre. The ceremony will see players of all age groups rewarded in three different categories, namely Player of the Year, Clubman of the Year & Most Improved Player of the Year. There will also be awards for players who have honoured the club by being selected for representative teams at Cork Schoolboy level and at International level. Among other awards presented on the day will be Clubman of the Year and the Hall of Fame award. The club would like to invite all parents and friends of players of all the teams to come along to this ceremony to applaud the efforts of the players and coaches throughout a long season.

Football Coaches wanted

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

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Senior Hurling League: Cloyne 0-13 Erin’s Own 2-14

TWO goals from Erin’s Own – the first on twenty-eight minutes of the first half, and the second in the first minute of the second period – were enough to ensure victory in their Senior Hurling League encounter with Cloyne on Friday evening last at Caherlag. Indeed, it was a lesser price to pay for our team when an inform Conor Cusack was forced to retire with a nasty hand injury early in the game. With three minors on the team, it was a satisfactory outing for Cloyne, who put up a reasonable performance against a very fit and determined local side.

The first half was played with great gusto. Erin’s Own played with a stiff breeze and dominated most of the exchanges. The loss of Cusack severely limited Cloyne’s attacking chances, but luckily, the back division held their own save for the unfortunate late goal which was followed by two quick points for the winners to leave the scoreboard at 1-9 to 0-6. The second half game had barely commenced when the homesters found the Cloyne net. However, Cloyne fought back with four unanswered points, the first one from an outstanding Maurice Cahill, who, unfortunately, was forced to retire with a calf injury late in the game. The home team was reduced to fourteen players on the tenth minute, when a red card was produced following a wild stroke on half-forward, Johnny Cotter. As often happens, this actually helped Erin’s Own in their resolve to negate Cloyne’s numerical advantage. To a man, our defence played very well right through the game, while Johnny Cotter and Eoin O’Sullivan gave their best up front. It was also a very important experience for newcomers Mark Considine, Declan Dineen, and Ashley Walsh – the latter who converted some excellent frees in windy conditions. Hopefully, there are better days to come.

Team: Mark Considine, David Jermyn, Liam O’Driscoll, Brian McCarthy, Maurice Cahill (0-1), Killian Cronin, Domhnall O’Sullivan, Brian Fleming, Declan Dineen, John Cotter (0-3), Conor Cusack, Eoin O’Sullivan, Ashley Walsh (0-6), James Lynch (0-1), and Tom O’Shea. Kevin O’Lomasney (0-1), David Ring, James Nyhan (0-1), and Ross McCarthy substituted.

Junior Hurling League (Div. 3): Cloyne 0-6 Fr. O’Neill’s 2-14

Fr. O’Neill’s proved too strong for our third string at Ballyma-

coda on Saturday last. Most prominent for Cloyne were Tommy Horgan, Wesley Jermyn, and Shane O’Brien. Team: Tommy Horgan, Patrick Dineen, Wesley Jermyn, Mike Cremin, Felix Sherlock, James Northridge, Padraig Walsh, Mike Walsh, Alan Roberts, Diarmuid Hallahan, Shane O’Brien (0-3), Anthony Coleman, Fergal O’Brien, Robert Jermyn, and Keith Dennehy (02). Mark Considine and Tadhg O’Sullivan (0-1) substituted.

The Football Championship

It’s East Cork quarter-final time for our junior ‘A’ footballers when they take on Glanmire at Rostellan on tomorrow evening. Last season, the sides met twice in the same competition – in Rounds 1 and 3. Both games were very close and entertaining. However, it’s the Cloyne players who will have to bear the greater pressure as they are going for a treble title in as many years. We wish them the very best of luck.

Lá na gClub

All local roads lead to the Chapel Street field on Sunday afternoon next for our second year of ‘Lá na gClub’. A full list of attractions has been drawn up to suit young and old, and if the occasion matches up to 2009, some great entertainment is assured.


East Cork ‘A’ Football Quarterfinal: Cloyne vs. Glanmire at Rostellan on Thursday, May 6th at 7.15pm. Junior Hurling League (Div. 3): Cloyne vs. Killeagh at Cloyne on Friday, May 7th at 7.30pm. Junior Hurling League (Div. 2): Cloyne vs. Midleton at Cloyne on Saturday, May 8th at 7.30pm.

Super Lotto

The Jackpot of €2,900 was not won. The winning numbers were 1, 5, 11, and 12. The Match 3 + Bonus Number (22) for a prize of €1,000 was also not won. The Match 3 winners included Miah Falvey c/o D. Falvey; Mary Carroll, Lisanly; Collette Ring c/o Brian Ring; and Annie Paul c/o C. O’Shea. Each receives a prize of €40. The next draw takes place on Thursday next (May 6th) at The Tower Bar with the Jackpot standing at €3,200.

‘The Red and the Black’

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

MICHAEL and Brenda Lewis of the Long Point Bar in Whitegate made a presentation of socks at Aghada Hurling and Football Club to the Aghada GAA’s Under 21 ‘A’ Footballers ahead of their East Cork Under 21 ‘A’ Football Final against holders Glanmire. Present to accept this generous sponsorship was Under 21 A Football Selector John Motherway, Aghada Club Chairman Robin Triggs, and four of the Aghada Under 21A Squad, Tommy Dobbyn, Matthew O’Connor, Giorgio Corrigliano and Kenneth Higgins.

Castlemartyr swing again The presentation was made to the club by Michael Lewis who was accompanied by his daughter, Ella Lewis.

IT’S that time of year again, when the members of Castlemartyr GAA club swop their hurley sticks for their golf clubs and try to hack around East Cork Golf Club in Midleton for the Annual Bord Gais Castlemartyr GAA Golf Classic.

Of course, the event is not confined just to Castlemartyr GAA members but is open to anyone who wants to join them and support them on the day. This year the event will be held on Thursday, May 27th, and will again be a 3 team event. There will be prizes for GUI and non GUI teams and also for longest drive and nearest the pin competitions. If you are interested in competing, please contact Mick Carroll on 021 4667516 or 0862577214.

Due to the present economic climate, the entry fee has been reduced to a very attractive €150 per team (€50 per head) and bear in mind this also includes a hot meal afterwards. We would also be keen to hear from people or businesses interested in sponsoring Tee Boxes, which are available for €50. Contact Mick for these also.

Castlemartyr celebrate La na gClub 2010

All roads lead to the local GAA pitch in Castlemartyr on Sunday, May 9th, for a day of celebration and fun. Everyone is welcome, from tiny tots to OAP’s, and there will be something for

everyone to enjoy. A bouncy castle will be laid on to wear out the small ones, as well as numerous activities for all the family to enjoy. Admission will be free and the main event this year is a Castlemartyr vs. Mogeely football match, which promises to be ultra competitive, judging by all the talk currently being spoken. A minimum of 5 retired former stars must also be on the field for each team at any one time, which should add to the fun. A day not to be missed.

Cork County GAA Board fixtures Wednesday, May 5th: Red FM Senior Hurling League: Cloyne vs. Glen Rovers at Cloyne, 7.30pm

Division 2 Football League: Mayfield vs. Valley Rovers at Mayfield, 7.30pm St. Michael’s vs. Na Piarsaigh at St. Michael’s, 7.30pm Division 4 Football League: Courcey Rovers vs. Glanworth at Courcey Rovers, 7.30pm.


U16 East Cork Hurling League

ON Monday, April 26th, Cloyne took on Sarsfields in the U16 East Cork Hurling League at Chapel St. Cloyne. Cloyne made a good start and had two points on the board from Chris Smith and Dillon Cahill after five minutes. Shortly after, Sarsfields goaled and followed up quickly with a point. This gave Sarsfield the edge, and for a while they were on top in the game. Cloyne stuck to their task, and thanks to four well taken points from Chris Smith, were soon back in front again while Sarsfields scored three more points in this time. Strong teamwork led to further scores for Cloyne, points from Nicky Costine (0-1), Danny Costine (0-1), Dillon Cahill (0-1) and a goal from Danny McCarthy gave Cloyne a five point cushion at half time Cloyne 1-09 Sarsfields 1-04.

After the break Cloyne, who brought on Liam Murphy and Colin O’Donovan in place of Edward Jermyn and Ian Cahill, continued where they left off in the first half and were on top in key areas, which led to points from JJ O’Neill (0-2), Dillon Cahill (0-2), Chris Smith (0-1) and Mark O’Sullivan (0-1). Sarsfields scored four points of their own but Cloyne, who seemed to come by the scores easier, tagged on additional points from Dillon Cahill (0-4), Chris Smith (01) and Liam Murphy (0-1). Sarsfields pulled back a goal and a point but Cloyne finished the match much the stronger side, and with a well deserved vicory, on a scoreline of: Cloyne 1-21 Sarsfields 2-09. TEAM: Stephen Beausang, Shane McGrath, Michael O’Donovan, Jordan Sherlock, Nicky Costine, Eoin Motherway, Edward Jermyn, Conor Nelligan, Dillon Cahill, Danny Costine, Chris Smith, Mark O’Sullivan, JJ O’Neill, Danny McGrath, Ian Cahill. Subs Used: Mark Aherne, Liam Murphy, Cian Motherway, Colin O’Donovan.

Summer Camp 2010 - Registration

Registration for this year’s VHI Cúl Camp will take place on Friday, May 7th between 5pm and 7pm at Cloyne GAA shop. Summer Camp will run from Monday, August 16th - Friday, August 20th (inclusive). 10am - 2.30pm The cost of the camp is as follows: 1st Child - €55; 2nd Child - €45; 3rd Child - €35.

Cúl Camp is open to boys and girls aged 6 years (must be 6 by December 31st, 2010) and 14 years. Cost of camp includes - t-shirt, shorts, socks and gear bag. You can also register on-line at It is advisable to register on time as late applicants will not be guaranteed the Cúl Camp gear.


U10: Kiltha Og 2-7 Blarney 3-2

KILTHA ÓG played Blarney, the winners of Group A in the 2nd round of the Decky Guckian league. It was an eagerly contested match, but Kiltha Óg held out for a 2 point victory in the end. Tireless defending from Shane O’Riordan and tireless attacking from Cormac Griffin and Joseph Stack, ensured Kiltha Óg kept in front at the final whistle. Every player put in a huge effort and with the accurate free taking of Daragh Moran, this team has every possibility to progress further.

Paddy Walsh Memorial Skills

This club competition for our players in their final year at U14 was held last Tuesday. It included several hurling skills, and Cian Haines was the winner with 240 points. This was a superb total and indeed beat the club record by a single point which was held by Brian O’Tuama since 2004. Well done, Cian.

U16 Hurling East Cork League: Kiltha Óg 3-18 Killeagh/Ita’s 3-5

After a hard game against Duhallow 24 hours earlier we felt a victory in this league match would be a bonus. We weren’t prepared for what we got in the opening twenty minutes. We took the game by the scruff of the neck and the scores came freely. Killeagh/Ita’s were totally out of sorts and we led by an incredible 2-12 to 0-0 after those amazing twenty minutes. Killeagh/Ita’s came much more into the game, but were chasing a lost cause and we ran out deserving winners. This was our final game before the exam break and we can be very pleased with our progress to date.

‘Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh si’

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Captain Fantastic to the rescue for Cobh

Imokilly brush aside feeble Seanún challenge

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal




East Cork Junior A Football Championship: Cobh 1-07 Dungourney 1-06

AT two points down and with two minutes of injury time already played, Cobh seemed to be out of this year’s football championship until team Captain, Dermot O’Rourke got on the end of a long delivery from Brian Aherne to punch the winning goal and send his team into the quarter final of the East Cork Junior A Football Championship. Dungourney played with the wind in the first half and led on a scoreline of 1-06 to 0-03 at half-time, the Cobh scores coming from Eoin Wilson (2) and Shane Barrett.

Yet again in this year’s championship Cobh had it all to do in the second half and, yet again, the lads were not found wanting as they held Dungourney scoreless for the entire second period. Cobh started to chip away at the lead with Wilson scoring twice and inspirational second half substitute, Derek Barrett, returning from an injury sustained in the first round of the championship, registering two points of his own. Still two points down in injury time, it fell to Dermie to get that vital connection to send the ball to the back of the Dungourney net and send Cobh on to a quarter final meeting with Castlemartyr in two weeks time. Scorers for Cobh: E Wilson 0-4, D O’Rourke 1-0, D Barrett 0-2, S Barrett 0-1f. COBH: M Kennedy; T Byrne, N Kavanagh, D Tallon, L Greaney, B Aherne, D Gildea, M O‘Connor, A Walley; E Wilson, D O’Rourke (Cpt.) W Bruton, E Hasting, S Barrett, P Sloane. Subs: R O’Connell for T Byrne (25), S Daly for E Hasting (31), D Barrett for P Sloane (41), A McCarthy for W Bruton (53).

Fixtures: (in Cobh unless stated otherwise) 5/5/10: U14F vs.Cloyne at 7pm. 7/5/10: (TBC) IHL in Coachford vs. Dromina

Dates for the diary:

This year’s GAA summer camp (Cúl Camp) will run from July 5th to 9th. Cost €55 for first child, €45 for second child in the family and €35 for third and subsequent children (€5 extra charge on applications submitted after May 14th). Price includes gear bag, jersey, shorts & socks. Application forms are now available from team coaches.

Late rally leaves St. Catherine’s just short of victory

Intermediate Hurling Championship: St. Catherine’s 1-13 Blackrock 2-11

A LATE rally from St. Catherine’s fell just short in the opening round of the Evening Echo Intermediate hurling championship played in Rathcormac on Saturday night.

A SEANDÚN side that was completely out of their depth, offered only token resistance to Imokilly in the opening round of the Evening Echo Sponsored Cork senior hurling championship, played at the Sarsfields grounds in Riverstown on last Saturday night.

The Imokilly side that defeated Seandún with a huge gap in the scoreline: 3-24 to 0-5

Apart from an equalising point from a Kevin Burke free the City Divisional side, Seandún, put up no showing whatsoever as Imokilly completely dominated the proceedings, with Pat O’Brien opening their account in the second minute. Stand in team captain, Paddy O’Regan was on target twice from frees before the impressive Seamus Harnedy had the opening goal for Imokilly in the 10th minute. Once the goal went in Imokilly began to find their range and points from Pat O’Brien, Seamus Harnedy, Trevor O’Keeffe, Martin Hickey, Ronan Spillane and sub Brendan Ring had Imokilly in cruise control as they led by 111 to 0-1 at half time. The impressive Sean O’Leary and Noel O’Riordan shored up the way to goal as a poor Seandún forward division could make no impression on the Imokilly defence. On the resumption the whitewash continued with Youghal’s Brendan Ring bundling home the

second Imokilly goal, and while Seandún did manage to score four more points in the second half, they were no match for an Imokilly side that continued to score at will.

All of the Imokilly forward division got on the scoresheet with impressive sub, Paul Cashman landing the last three points of the match. Before that Bill Cooper had broken through for a superbly well taken third goal as Imokilly cruised to victory.

Ronan Dwane will be happy to have gotten the game under the belt, but the challenge presented by Seandún was tissue like and Imokilly will surely be up against better opposition next time out. For now, however, it was job completed as the East Cork divisional side makes its debut in the 2010 season a winning one. IMOKILLY: S Harnedy 1-4, B Ring 13, B Cooper 1-1, P O’Regan 0-4, P Murphy 0-3, P O’Brien and T O’Keeffe 0-2

Sean O’Leary under pressure

each, B Lawton, L Sexton, R Spillane, B Smiddy and M Hickey 0-1 each. SEANDÚN: C McCarthy and K Foley 0-2 each and C Daly 0-1. IMOKILLY: C Cronin, B O’Tuama, N O’Riordan, M Galvin, M Hickey, S O’Leary, S O’Keeffe, P O’Brien, P O’Regan, L Sexton, B Cooper, B Lawton, R Spillane, S Harnedy and T O’Keeffe. Subs used B Ring, B Smiddy, P Murphy, JP Ivors and M Wall. SEANDÚN: M Millane, S O’Gorman, R Higgins, D Murphy, D Howard, C McCarthy, J Cummins, K Brosnan, C Foley, K Foley, C Daly, D Burke, S Cunningham, D Murphy and E O’Sullivan. REFEREE: Ken Healy, Ballymartle

St. Catherine’s, who have dropped two grades in the past two seasons, almost pulled the game from the fire with a late goal from Kevin Dinneen but Blackrock held out for a one point win.

Blackrock, with goalkeeper Alan Long scoring a penalty goal for them, were level at 1-4 to 0-7 at half time as Shane Kearney and Patrick Roche, kept St Catherine’s in contention. In the second half Blackrock with former senior Derek Gosnell in the thick of the action, and helped by a goal from sub Mickey O’Donoghue, pulled clear.

They had to withstand late St. Catherine’s pressure as Shane Cotter led the way with a good point, and with Dinneen’s late goal the outcome was still in the balance. The final whistle came too soon and now St. Catherine’s will have to take the back door route to remain in contention.

The ball is taken away on this occasion as Seamus Harnedy closes in on goal

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Aghada juvenile

R u s s el l Rovers Ju v e n i l e


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

U14 Hurling League:

Aghada 5-10 Fr. O’Neill’s 2-7

BIT rusty at the start but once they got in their stride the lads really performed. Fr. O’Neill’s brought the game to us from the start. Their fast play and passing took us all over the pitch. They were 1-3 up in a few minutes and anyone would think that this was going to be an onslaught. Something dawned on our lads that they were in a game and they started to perform. Points from John Looney, Daniel Creedon, Stephen Murphy, Jake O’Donoghue, and a superb goal by Jake with his new Liam Walsh just before half time settled us for the second half with a score line of Aghada 1-5 Fr. O’Neill’s 1-3. Fergal gave his half time chat and the lads all fired up for second half. But Fr. O’Neill’s got the next 2 points and brought the game level. A positional change saw Mark Healy go centerback and Aaron Stafford midfield. Aaron came into his own and drove the team on. Sean O’Leary hit the Fr. O’Neill’s net twice. James Cashman and John Looney also found the net. This was a great second half performance. Man of the match goes to Murfs Andrew and Stephen who were both unreal, covering every blade off grass. There are still a few places up for grabs in this team, so it was back training on Sun morning 10am. TEAM: Matthew Stafford, Peter Cashman, Shane Dorney (capt), Mark Wall, Andrew Murphy , Aaron Stafford, (01)Shane Crowley, Stephen Murphy (0-

RUSSELL Rovers Under 8s got the season off to a great start recently with a win over Cloyne.

The sun shone in Shanagarry in a skilful game that saw Russell Rovers winning 4-3 to 2-4. Cloyne opened the scoring with a goal but Rovers replied soon after with a fantastic strike from midfielder, Eoin Healy ending up in the back of the net. Clodagh Finn, having a great game in the half-forward line, followed this up with another goal, before Eoin pointed from midfield to put us 2-1 to 1-0 up.

1), Mark Healy, John Looney (1-4), Jake O’Donoghue (1-3), Daniel Creedon (0-1), James Cashman (1-0), Sean O’Leary (2-0), Jack Farmer. Aaron Butler, Colin O’Reilly, Jack Foley, Richard McCarthy, Cian Savage, Kevin O’Hanlon.

Cloyne came back with a goal which was cancelled out by Clodagh scoring 2 more goals, one from a free that sneaked inside the far post.

Summer Cúl camps

Those who have signed up for Cúl camps in July and August will be asked to fill up new forms that have been issued to the club. These forms are available from Martin Day 0851189255. He will be in the pitch on Saturday and Sunday mornings during juvenile training, and also on Monday night during girls training.

Niall Corcoran had a good game at full back with Mikey Finn and Shane Lewis taking turns in goal. Pierce Cummins moved to midfield for a while and contributed 2 important points, one from a ’65. Russell Rovers had to do some tough defending in the last 10 mins to stop Cloyne getting any more goals, although they did pick up 3 more points to leave the final score at 4-3 to 2-4. Well done to everyone involved for a brilliant team effort. Thanks to James Moynihan for doing a great job as referee and to all supporters who came to the match. Scorers: Eoin Healy 1-1 Clodagh Finn 3-0 Pierce Cummins 0-2. Team: Mikey Finn, Robyn Cullinane, Niall Corcoran, Tom Morrisson, Sean O’Connor, Pierce Cummins, Anna Gilsenan, Eoin Healy, Shane Lewis, Clodagh Finn, James Morrison, Lorcan Roche, Jack Smiddy, Rachel Scannell, Amy Doyle, Joseph Higgins, Jack O’Connell.


All juvenile players should be registered. If not, please contact Seanie Norris 086 2684928.

Russell Rovers U8, U7 and U6 vs. Cloyne

A great day out was had by all when we brought 3 teams to Cloyne for the first ‘away’ game of the year. Our U8s had a tough match against Cloyne that ended in a draw. The U7 Russell Rovers team were too strong for their counterparts in a match that saw them winning well with Rachel Scannell, Mark O’Dwyer, Jack Smiddy, Robyn Cullinane and Ruairi Cummins all getting great scores. Our Under 6 team was split in two and we held a match among ourselves. Well done to everyone who played in Cloyne, and thanks for all the support from parents. Thanks also to Cloyne for hosting such a wonderful morning of hurling.

Féile Spraoi Iomáint Uí Mac Coille U10 Hurling 2010

On Thursday, May 6th at 7.30pm, the participating Under 10 hurling mentors/managers will be invited to the launch of the 2010 summer mini-blitzes in Aghada GAA Grounds in Rostellan. There will be a zoned pitch layout, mini-blitz fixtures list, followed by a short presentation on go games format and rules. In attendance will be Kevin O’Callaghan, Cork County development co-ordinator. This year, the Féile Spraoi Iomáint Ui Mac Coille Fé 10 finals blitz will take place in Rostellan on Saturday, September 11th.

East Cork GAA Results & fixtures FIXTURES

Wednesday, May 5th: Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 2: St. Ita’s vs. St. Catherine’s at Pilmore, 7.45pm Friday, May 7th: Ml. O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Aghada vs. Midleton at Shanagarry, 7.15pm Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 1: Cloyne vs. Killeagh at Cloyne, 7.30pm Saturday, May 8th: Star Homes JHL - Div 2: Cloyne vs. Midleton 2 at Cloyne, 7.30pm Wednesday, May 12th: Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 2: St. Catherine’s vs. Erin’s Own at Ballynoe, 7.30pm. Ml. O’Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football Championship: Dungourney 1-6 Cobh 1-7 Star Homes JHL - Div 3 Section 1: Fr O’Neill’s 2-13 Cloyne 0-6; Killeagh 3-10 Cobh 3-17 Jones Engineering U21 A Football Championship: Aghada 0-11 Glanmire 0-12 Jones Engineering U21 B Football Championship: Erin’s Own 111 Glenbower Rovers 0-3.


U8 team: Pierce Cummins, Eoin Healy, Tom Morrisson, Shane Lewis, James Morrisson, Conor O’Brien, Michael Finn, Niall Corcoran, Clodagh Finn, Sam Walsh, Sean O’Connor. U7 team: Joseph Higgins, Robyn Cullinane, Jack O’Connell, Anna Gilsenan, Jack Smiddy, Mark O’Dwyer, Ruairi Cummins, Shane O’Donovan, Amy Doyle.

Winning fever hits Glanmire CC U14 footballers

GCC: 5-10 Pobalscoil na Tríonóide: 2-7 GOALKEEPER, Conor Kiely was outstanding and made some great saves and fought back under intense pressure in the first half against the Youghal side. Glanmire Community College clocked up a score of 3-3 in the first half putting them ahead by just 2 points. GCC played a much better game after the first 15 minutes and fought very hard to control the play.

The skill, speed and fitness of the players was evident throughout the entire match. Solid defense from players such as Darren Hayes, James Sweeney, Eoghan Murphy, Luke Hackett, Dylan Burke & David O’Neill ensured Pobalscoil na Tríonóide‘s scores were kept to a minimum in the 2nd half with them scoring just 3 points. In midfield Greg Grantham & Ryan Mur-

ray fought hard to win vital ball and were superb. GCC’s forwards fought hard to get scores.

Peter McCarthy & Adam Mylod fought hard to win every ball, scoring at every opportunity and displaying fearlessness on the field. Anthony Walsh, Jordan Robb, Conor Smiddy & Eric O’Leary put the pressure on Pobalscoil’s

Glanmire Community College U14 County Football winners, with their coaches defence. Sub, Fergal Reid showed great skill when introduced.

Thanks to coaches Fr. Cian & Mr. S. Murphy. Thanks also to Mr. B. Shortall for all advice, help and inspiration.

SCORERS FOR GCC (1st half): Ryan Murray: 1-1, Peter McCarthy: 1-1, Adam Mylod: 0-1 Eric O’Leary: 1-0

SCORERS FOR GCC (2nd half): Adam Mylod: 1-2, Jordan Robb 0-3, Fergal Reid 1-0, Peter Mc Carthy: 0-1. Anthony Walsh; 0-1

TEAM: Conor Kiely (goalkeeper), Darren Hayes, James Sweeney (captain), Eoghan Murphy, Luke Hackett, Dylan Burke, David O’Neill, Greg Grantham, Ryan Murray, Anthony Walsh, Jordan Robb, Adam

Mylod, Peter McCarthy, Conor Smiddy, Eric O’Leary. SUBS: Fergal Reid for Conor Smiddy, Darren O’Sullivan, Thomas Cronin, Cian Horan, Adam Hegarty, David Kiely, Rokib Lahadso, James Duggan, Eoin O’Sullivan, Alan O’Rourke, Luke Byrne, Dylan Brockman, Eoin Doyle, Gavin Ryan, Paul Leopold, Timmy Allen, Jordan Pick.

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Cork succumb to Galway firepower in Allianz Hurling League Final D B National Hurling League Final: Cork 1-17 Galway 2-22 Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

CORK and Galway stepped out on the Thurles pitch on Sunday evening to resume their battle for Allianz League hurling honours. Galway had proved victorious in the dress-rehearsal two weeks ago, but this time round the gloves were off as both sides sought to win the National League title for the first time under the present management.

The first days of summer were upon us, and in the pleasant evening sun both sides served up a cracking contest, worthy of any National Final. Scores from both sides were out of the top drawer as Galway made the early running, with Damien Joyce exploding into action with a goal after just a minute and a half and he added two more points inside the opening quarter. For Cork Ben O’Connor, John Gardiner and Michael Cussen all responded with points as Cork matched the tribesmen score for score with John Gardiner getting Cork, level for the first time in the game after Galway goalkeeper, Colm Callinan had pulled off a double save. At the other end Donal Óg Cusack did equally well to deny Joe Canning, as the game flowed from end to end. There was little the Galway custodian could do in the 23rd minute as Cathal Naughton took a pass from Ben O’Connor and kicked home a goal to put Cork in front for the first time in the match. The lead lasted just 32

a couple of occasions as Joe Canning and Aidan Harte drew first blood to increase the Galway advantage to six points. John Gardiner then broke through onto a pass from Asaki to win a penalty that was dispatched towards goal by Patrick Horgan, but deflected over the bar for a point. Kieran Murphy, with his first point of the match, reduced the deficit to the half time lead after a hectic opening five minutes.

With Lorcan McLoughlin struggling with the pace at midfield, Cork conceded three further points as Joe Canning, Andy Smith and Iarla Tannion fired over to increase the Galway lead to seven points, before Cork reacted by bringing on Jerry O’Connor at midfield and Michael Walsh at wing back as Patrick Horgan and Cathal Naughton shot over points to keep Cork in the hunt.

Joe Canning got 1-5 from play in a tussle with John Gardiner, who may move to midfield for the championship seconds as from the puck-out Joe Canning showed his class as he fired past Donal Óg Cusack to restore Galway’s advantage. Indeed, the scores were coming fast and furious as the forwards from both sides found their range. At half time Galway held

a four point advantage as they went in leading by 2-12 to 1-11 after a terrific first half that was certainly more like championship action than anything seen so far this season. It augers well for the remainder of the season as both Cork, who face Tipper-

ary and Galway, who face Wexford, get their championship campaign underway before the end of the month. On the resumption Cork, who had Asaki O’hAilpin continuing at full forward, took up the running but overshot the runway on

younger visitors. So whether you consider Páirc Uí Chinnéide as your second home, or you’ve never been inside the gate (it’s 200 yards from the Old Cemetery at the Castlemartyr side of the village), or you have considered that it’s not really your place or your thing, come along next Sunday between 2.30 and 5.30. You’ll meet lots of people and you’ll hopefully have some fun. Bígí ann, gach éinne!

with an Andrew Leahy point, followed closely by one from the boot of Luke Fogarty. Youghal found their range and slotted over their opening point.

Youghal opened the scoring on the resumption with a fine point, but Eoin Treacy got on the end of a ‘45’ from Killian Treacy to goal. Eight minutes in Youghal were awarded a penalty, but Dean Ward stood firm in the goal and saved brilliantly, leading to shouts of delight and appreciation from our supporters.

Killeagh / Ita’s juvenile

TÁ AN Samhradh linn, buíochas le Dia! Táimid ag súil go mbeidh laethanta fada grianmhara again i rith na míosa atá romhainn.

Let’s hope we have lots of long sunny Summer days ahead of us in the next few months, and we hope especially to have sunshine over Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Sunday next, May 9th, as we hold our Lá na gClub Day.

Lá na gClub: Sunday, May 9th

A warm welcome, a céad mile fáilte, is extended to everyone from 0 to 100, idir óg agus sean, to our Annual Lá na gClub day in our GAA field on Sunday afternoon next. This day is set aside to celebrate our club, and to invite those who may not usually attend our games to also join in the fun. On this fun day Sunday, there will be lots of activities for all ages to participate in, or to watch. On the field we will have under-age games, adult fun games, long puck competitions and much more. There will be an indoor penalty shoot out, and a free Bouncy Castle for the

Fé 12 ‘B’ East Cork Football Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 6-9 Youghal 3-5

Copperalley was the venue last Monday evening for the opening game of, possibly, the last ever Fé 12 football championship. Tinged with a little sadness, Youghal and ourselves took to the field and served up an exciting, skilful game of football for our spectators, doing ourselves and our mentors proud. From the throw in, it was all systems go. Killeagh-Itas’ took the early lead

Both teams had settled well, and it was the Youghal boys who broke through our defence for the opening goal of this game and took the lead. This was the beginning of a goal spree from both teams. Keane Budds shot our opening goal and Luke Fogarty followed suit with number two for us.

Not to be outdone, Youghal secured their second of the evening. With the scoreboard reading Killeagh-Ita’s 2-2 to Youghal 2-1, we began to dominate and secured a hat trick of points from Aaron Walsh and a bonus one from Eoin Treacy. The Youghal boys kept in touch with their third goal of the game. Aaron came to the fore once again, securing a further 1-1 for us before the whistle sounded for the half time interval, leis an scór Cilliath-Íde 3-7, Eochaill 3-1.

This gave us the momentum to push ahead to the final whistle. Aaron Walsh added a further 1-1 to his personal tally of the evening and Luke secured his second point, before Keane Budds rounded off our scoring chances with his second goal, with only a three point return from the Youghal boys. As the ref blew this encounter to a close, Killeagh-Ita’s had secured our quarter final place against Russell Rovers on a score of 6-9 to 3-5.

Fé 16 Iomáint agus Fé 14 Peil

Mid-week action saw our Fé 16 hurlers host our near neighbours, Kiltha Óg and our Fé 14 (2) foot-

Cork still trailed by seven points going into the final quarter as the Galway defence, well marshalled by Shane Kavanagh and Ollie Canning, held firm as Cork could not find their way through to goal. Team captain, Kieran Murphy added a point before being replaced by Paudi O’Sullivan. Cork went in search of goals, with the twin towers being moved into the full forward line, and Asaki missing a good chance for Cork. At the other end Joe Canning gave a master-class on how it should be done as he ex-

ballers host the black and red of the Cloyne boys in the East Cork Leagues. Both matches saw good performances from both squads, but alas no league points were secured on either occasion. Kiltha Óg took home the points on a 3-18 to 3-5 scoreline, while in the peil, the Cloyne boys were vicorious on a 7-11 to 4-6 scoreline.

Féile na nGael (Hurling)

Having had a great run in this year’s ‘A’ Féile Competition, we travelled to Blarney to contest the semi-final stages with the City boys of Na Piarsaigh. Preceded by the other semi in which Mallow overcame the Douglas boys, we took to the field at 5.30pm. An exciting opening quarter saw the sides level on 04 a piece with Dan Smiddy (2), Padraig Walsh and Eoghan Keniry on the scoresheet for us. Eoghan extended our lead, slotting over a 65 metre free and Dan added a further two. Na Piarsaigh added one to their tally before the half time whistle sounded, leaving us with a 0-7 to 0-5 advantage. Na Piarsaigh upped the ante big time in the second half and had levelled matters at 0-7 apiece after three minutes. This gave them encouragement, and with the crowd




pertly shot over. With Ger Farragher and Joe Gantly increasing the lead it was Galway that ran out fairly comfortable winners in the finish.

Cork had found out plenty prior to the championship, with midfield and centre forward continuing to be problem positions for them. While the defence conceded 2-22 it was the attack that still failed to function properly. Come championship time I expect that Denis Walsh and his backroom team will have it right as, on home turf, they will now be relishing the visit of Tipperary. The league is now done and dusted with Galway crowned champions, and the race is on to see who can dethrone Kilkenny as All Ireland Champions.

CORK: C Naughton 1-1, B O’Connor 0-4, J Gardiner and P Horgan 0-3 each, K Murphy and M Cussen 0-2 each, R Curran and J O’Connor 0-1 each. GALWAY: J Canning 1-5, G Farragher 0-6, D Hayes 1-1, A Harte 0-3, A Smith and J Gantly 0-2 each, I Tannion, D Burke and C Donnellan 0-1 each. CORK: D Óg Cusack, S O’Neill, E Dillon, B Murphy, S Óg O’hAilpin, R Curran, J Gardiner, L McLoughlin, T Kenny, C Naughton, K Murphy, M Cussen, B O’Connor, A O’hAilpin and P Horgan. Subs used J O’Connor, M Walsh and P O’Sullivan. GALWAY: C Callinan, D Joyce, S Kavanagh, O Canning, D Collins, T Óg Regan, D Barry, D Burke, G Farragher, A Smith, C Donnellan, D Hayes, I Tannion, J Canning and A Harte. Subs used J Gantly and K Hynes. REFEREE: John Owens, Wexford.

now well behind them they took the lead with the game’s opening goal. This further drove them on and with little or no reply from us, they went on to secure victory, tapping over some fine points. Our only glimmer of hope came a little too late in the closing stages as Gary Leahy found the back of the Na Piarsaigh net. Na Piarsaigh now face Mallow in the final, and the winner will go on to represent County Cork in this year’s All Ireland Féile. Thanks to our gallant team, mentors and supporters for an extended run in this exciting competition.

Best wishes

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the boys and girls of the Parish a lovely First Holy Communion day in the coming weeks. Killeagh NS and Kyle NS pupils have their day on Saturday 8th May while Inch NS and Park NS pupils have theirs on the following Saturday, May 15th. I suppose they might have to get a dispensation from U-10 training for just one Saturday!!


5/.5/10: Fé 16 Hurling County League Killeagh /Ita’s vs. Bandon in Killeagh at 7pm

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


ABOVE & BELOW: The Midleton U6 sides

YOUGHAL GAA had Midleton as visitors on a recent Saturday morning at Magniers Hill, where the U6 and U7 stars of the future went through their paces in a series of blitz games between both clubs. In addition to this the U12 footballers of Kiltha Ă&#x201C;g took on Youghal as well. A great morning sports was enjoyed by the kids who all got medals, sweets and crisps afterwards. And, with some of the Cork hurlers showing up on the day - the kids got an added bonus.

The Youghal U12 side

The Kiltha Ă&#x201C;g U12 side

The Midleton U7 side

The Youghal U6 side

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Enda Cronin, Eolan Geary and Oisin Cotter (who celebrated his birthday on the day) enjoy the sweets and medals. It was Oisin's birthday as well

The Youghal U6 team

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Relieved Glanmire retain U21’A’ football title Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Glanmire 0-12 Aghada 0-11


Injury time goal gives Cobh victory over Dungourney in Junior ‘A’ Football


Cobh 1-07 Dungourney 1-06


Glanmire, who retained the East Cork U21A title with a one point victory over Aghada IT TOOK a superb save from Glanmire goalkeeper, William O’Flynn, deep into injury time to help his side retain their Jones Engineering U21 ‘A’ football title, as Aghada came within a whisker of dethroning the champions in a superb final well refereed by Brian Murphy from Carrigtwohill, on last Friday night in Páirc Uí Chonaill in Cobh. For three quarters of this match Glanmire looked the more likely winners, as the champions were more composed and clinical in their finishing in comparison to a nervous Aghada who rushed many of their efforts which saw them better their tally of scores as they shot a dozen wides over the hour, in contrast to Glanmire who shot just six. Admittedly, some pressure defending by the Glanmire defence made the Aghada attack rush their shots at times, but they did have a few shots that they should have converted into scores.

Aghada, playing with the breeze, matched Glanmire score for score in the early stages with Cian Fleming twice levelling Glanmire scores from Brian Mullins and Daniel Kearney, before Michael Russell put the challengers ahead in the 15th minute with Aghada’s first point from play. As the half wore on Glanmire began to put some nice moves together with team captain Kieran Kenneally, and Daniel Kearney pulling the strings. Neat points from Martin Connolly, Alan Barry and David Crowley saw Glanmire move

Kieran Kenneally punches the ball away as Michael Russell comes in to challenge

into a three point lead. By half time Aghada had again come back into contention as points from David Rice and Cian Fleming left Aghada trailing by 0-7 to 0-5 at half time.

On the resumption Aghada wasted a number of promising chances, in contrast to Glanmire who took good points from Fintan Burke and Martin Connolly and by the 10th minute, Glanmire had opened up a five point lead. Indeed, it took a superb save from Andrew O’Donoghue to keep Aghada in the hunt as he denied Fintan Burke a certain goal, but a point from David Crowley extended the Glanmire lead to six points with three quarters of the game expired. Aghada were now looking in deep trouble as, had some of

Aghada - who almost caught Glanmire in the U21 football final

those missed chances been taken they would have had them a lot closer. Credit to the Rostellan outfit, they refused to throw in the towel. Points from Cian Fleming, Michael Russell and Eoin Healy gave them renewed hope with Russell leaving only two points between the sides with just six minutes remaining. Glanmire managed to break the Aghada stranglehold with a crucial point from Fintan Burke to leave three between the sides again, but Aghada were far from finished.

With Eoin Healy now thundering into the game alongside Eoin Savage, the boys from Aghada saw Michael Russell land another superb free to leave just two points between the teams once more. Glanmire were now literally hanging on as Cian

Fleming ran through to fire over another Aghada point, and a draw and the possibility of extra time was now looming. Deep into injury time Aghada won a free about 40 metres out on the left touchline which was entrusted to Cian Fleming. The Aghada sharpshooter saw his effort tail across the goal but was kept in play by Ronan Kennedy who knocked it back across the square. Amid a cluster of bodies an Aghada forward connected with the ball and it took a superb reflex save from William O’Flynn to save a certain goal. That stop saw Glanmire manage to hoof the ball clear as the final whistle sounded, and it was a relived Glanmire that retained their title while a dejected Aghada were left to ponder on what might have been had they taken a few more of their chances. After the game the Clonmult Memorial Cup was presented to Glanmire captain Kieran Kenneally by Michael O’Brien, Chairman of the East Cork Board. Glanmire: F Burke and M Connolly 0-3 each, A Barry and D Crowley 0-2 each, D Kearney and B Mullins 0-1 each. Aghada: C Fleming 0-5, M Russell 0-4, D Rice and E Healy 0-1 each Glanmire: W O’Flynn, C Murphy, C Gaffney, D Murphy, W Kearney, B O’Sullivan, S Lotty, K Byrne, K Kenneally, B Mullins, D Kearney, M Connolly, A Barry, F Burke and D Crowley. Subs used C Harrington. J Buckley and P Breen. Aghada: A O’Donoghue, W O’Shea, S Wall, K Higgins, A O’Connell, E Healy, C Rice, S O’Gorman, E Savage, D Rice, C Fleming, J Daly, M Russell, F Day and R Kennedy. Subs used M O’Connor. Referee: Brian Murphy, Carrigtwohill.

Team captains, Dermot O’Rourke and John Roynane with referee, Pa O’Driscoll prior to the JAF match

CAPTAIN, Dermot O’Rourke was the hero for Cobh when he fisted in a 62nd minute goal to send his team into the quarter final of the East Cork Junior A Football Championship on last Tuesday, April 27th in Rostellan as the Cathedral town outfit just got the better of Dungourney.

Playing with the strong wind Dungourney had to make the most of the conditions in the opening half and their Captain, John Roynane got them off to a great start with a point after just two minutes of play. Cobh levelled a minute later when Eoin Wilson kicked one over, and he doubled his account seconds later giving Cobh the lead with a score from play.

By the thirteenth minute Dungourney had a two point lead after two further points from Roynane and a point from John Hickey. Shane Barrett got Cobh to within one on the seventeenth minute with a pointed free, but from the resulting kick out Dungourney drove the ball in long, and the breaking ball found John Hickey, who passed beautifully to Frank Hegarty and blasted the ball into the net for the first goal of the evening.

John Roynane added a point on the 25th minute for Dungourney and before the short whistle Shane Casey added another to give Dungourney a healthy six point lead at the break. Words of wisdom were required in the Cobh dressing room at half time, and with the wind the match now resembled a game of backs versus forwards. Dungourney failed to register a second half score and that is because they had to defend as if their lives depended on it. Cobh started to chip away at the lead with Eoin Wilson scoring twice, second half substitute Derek Barrett got another brace, but the Cobh men were still two points down as the game headed into injury time. Cobh were rescued with a late free from Brian Aherne finding the fist of Dermot O’Rourke, who somehow managed to guide the ball into the net past the pack of Dungourney defenders on the line and give Cobh the victory and a place in the quarter final where they will face Castlemartyr for a place in the semi final.

SCORERS FOR COBH: E Wilson 0-4, D O’Rourke 1-0, D Barrett 0-2, S Barrett 0-1f. DUNGOURNEY: J Roynane 0-3, F Hegarty 1-0, S Casey and J Hickey 0-1 each. COBH: M Kennedy; T Byrne, N Kavanagh, D Tallon; L Greaney, B Aherne, D Gillday; M O‘Connor, A Walley; E Wilson, D O’Rourke (Capt) W Bruton; E Hasting, S Barrett, P Sloane. Subs used: R O’Connell, S Daly, D Barrett and A McCarthy. DUNGOURNEY: J Cody; P Kelleher, B Hegarty, W Daly; M Hegarty, J Leahy, E Ahern; F Hegarty, D Hegarty; M Wall, J Roynane (Capt) S Casey; J Hickey, B Rodgers, K Kelleher. Sub used: D Aherne REF: P O’Driscoll (Bride Rovers)

The quarter final line up is now almost complete with just the Aghada / Midleton game to be decided: 1 Castlemartyr vs. Cobh 2 Erin’s Own vs. Aghada or Midleton : Semi final 1vs. 2 3 Glanmire vs. Cloyne 4 Glenbower Rovers vs. Carrig na bhFearr: Semi final 3 vs. 4.

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Shiver me timbers... Youghal Golf Club Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Cobh Pirates RFC raise over €16,000 for charity


28/4/1018 Holes Singles Stableford

CAT A 1st Edel Coyne (8) 34pts, 2nd Maeve Troupe Kelly (16) 33pts, BG Julie Coyne (7) 31pts CAT B 1st Avril Kelly (28) 38pts, 2nd Sheila Morrison (25) 36pts, 3rd Trish Landers (26) 36pts CAT C 1st Moira Crimmins (36) 35pts, 2nd Mary Flavin (32) 32pts, 3rd Gaye Fitzgibbon (34) 31pts Match balls were presented to Cobh Pirates Captain, Brendan Ronan, alongside special guests and club members and officers

ON BEHALF of Cobh Pirates RFC, we would like to thank everyone for their generous support for our recent Charity Benefit Match in aid of the Children’s Leukaemia Wards at the Mercy Hospital, Cork & Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The event was a major success. On the day we were blessed with great weather which added to the occasion. Pirates fielded an invitational XV against the Munster Junior Team, where the more notably names on the team sheet for Pirates’ were ex-Irish & Munster player, David Corkery and current AIL & ex-Cork GAA star Diarmuid O’Sullivan. We would like to thank all the invited players for par-

Ronan O’Gara meets his ‘hero’ Ryan Dillane

ticipating and engaging in a worthy cause. We would like to thank the Munster Rugby Development Office for supporting the game. The Munster Junior XV had a great local feel to it, with Head Coach, Ian Dunne, Medic, Steve Mulvihill, plus, players James Frahill, Tom Keaveney & Martin Clifford , all members of Cobh Pirates RFC. We wish them the very best for their Inter-Pro series currently under way. An added bonus on the day was the arrival of Ronan O’Gara and Anthony Horgan to lend their support, sign autographs and stand for photos. We are very grateful to them for freely giving up their time on the day. We would like to thank all our invited guests and all those who helped on the day.

Overall, the event was a great community effort. The funds raised on the day, over €16,000, is a true reflection of the generosity of you, the people of Cobh, who purchased match tickets, raffle tickets, and made private donations. For this, we graciously applaud you and again thank you for your continued support! We will be making a presentation of monies raised to the associated hospitals in the very near future, once we confirm the availability of one or two Munster players.

Also, on the day, a great club stalwart, Nick O’Keeffe received a special presentation to mark his recent Munster Volunteers award.


12/5/10: Open 3ball 26/5/10: Open 3ball

Senior Cup fixtures

8/5/10: at Tralee Golf Club - 7am Youghal vs. Douglas Golf Club


27/4/10 Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford - Qualifier

1st Michael O’ Sullivan (19) 5 up, 2nd Peter Lehane (12) 4 up, 3rd Conor Coyne (4) 4 up, BG Karl O’ Flynn (4) 1 down, 4th Tony Kearns (6) 3 up, 5th Liam Kelleher (13) 3up, BEST FRI: J. D. Malone (6) 2 up BEST SAT: Mark Erangey (7) 3 up BEST SUN: Jack O’ Donoghue (11) 3up BEST LADY: Martina Hooley (18) Level CSS: FRI: Level - Sat: 1 down, Sun: Level

3/5/10 Open 18 Holes 3 person team event

1st Ray Shiels (10) Jim Condon (19) Dermot Dromgoole (17) 72pts 2nd Robbie Dalton (10) Luke Swayne (11) Jo Swayne (25) 70pts 3rd Peter Lehane (11) Billy Carroll (15) Paul O’ Brien (12) 69pts


7/5/10 TO 9/5/10 OPEN Fourball

Pierce Purcell

1st Michael P. O’ Sullivan (20) 43pts 2nd Sean Broderick (12) 40pts 3rd Donal Leahy (21) 39pts

30/4/10 to 2/5/10 John C. Murray Memorial Trophy 18 Holes Singles v Par

Corkbeg pitch & putt

THE J.H. Crowley Cup was played last Sunday. Scores were impressive and Derek Daly came out on top with an excellent two round score of 99. Victor McDonald was just one behind with a score of 100 which was good enough to win the senior prize on offer. Redmond Walsh produced a good score of 104 to win the intermediate prize. Joe Carlile produced a very creditable score of 105 to

8/5/10 AT BLARNEY GOLF CLUB 10am Youghal v East Cork Golf Club

Barton Shield

15/5/10 AT DOUGLAS GOLF CLUB 8.30am Youghal vs. Muskerry Golf Club

We wish all the teams the best of luck over the coming weeks.

take the junior prize. Scores were hot also on Friday night and the results are as follows: 1st Nett: Colm O'Shaughnessy & Ken O'Connell 1st Gross: Tom Barry & Terry Dunne 2nd Nett: Redmond Walsh and Darren Donovan. Bank Holiday Monday results: 3 ball scramble: 1st: Billy Walsh, Noel Kirby & Billy Walsh 2nd : Tom Barry, Pat Lordan and Tim Horgan.

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

Youghal cycling club’s weekly spin ON Sunday morning, a group of 10 gathered at Moby Dicks at 9am for our usual Sunday morning spin. With the wind blowing from the north we headed out the main road to Dungarvan and put the head down all the way there. From Dungarvan we turned back for Cappoquin and rolled along nicely on the good road all the way to Cappoquin. Cappoquin was our scheduled coffee stop. Re-fueled, we headed back to Youghal via Dromina Drive, Villarstown, Aglish, Cappoquin and Piltown and we arrived back in Youghal for around 12 noon with 80km in the legs. Another nice spin on the day. The 10am group consisting of 4 riders also gathered on the good morning and travelled out the Bog Road to Ballymacoda, through Ladysbridge and then the

back road to Loughaderra and Midleton before turning back onto the main road and home to Youghal through Castlemartyr and Killeagh. Another comfortable 50km completed for those who participated.

Midleton Tour De Cure

Midleton Cycling & Tri Club are running the 2nd Annual “Stephen Roche TOUR DE CURE in association with" Charity Cycle Sportif this Saturday, May 8th, with start and finish in Midleton Co Cork. The 3 routes will loop through the beautiful East Cork and Waterford Counties, in addition to an extra family run route this year which will be a 15km ride around the boundaries of the town’s countryside. A large number of the Youghal Club will be in attendance at this event so please support them as it is a charity event.

Get well soon

The Road Rash Club welcomed a new member last Thursday evening when the legend that is Brian Fitzgerald met with his date on the tarmac out near Glendine. Apparently Brian was one of the founding members of the Youghal Road Rash Club but had not been renewing his membership, so he decided to rejoin in style on his old bike before he takes out his new one. Get well soon Brian, from all at the Club, and we expect to see you back on the bike this weekend. In addition, rumor has it that the hamster, who is still in recovery, has been seeing rabbits cycling on bikes at the end of his garden. There is only one way to get rid of those demons, John, and that is to get back up on the bike.


Monthly meeting

Our monthly Club meeting will take place tonight, Wednesday the 5th of May at 8.00pm in the Holy Family Church Hall. All members are asked to attend.

Club website

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

Midweek spins

The midweek spins have now commenced until the end of the summer with the group gathering as usual at Moby Dicks for a 7pm sharp starting time. Spins will take place every Tues-

day & Thursday night and will normally last for 2hrs per spin ( weather permitting ). These spins are idle for anyone looking to get the heart rate up a little and bring on their fitness level. Also, don't forget to join in with out Weekend Spins - every Sunday morning at 9am sharp from Moby Dick's Pub by the Clock Gate.

This is the perfect time for someone new to start with the group. With a steady pace and friendly people you are assured of an enjoyable spin. New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary Jonathan at 0868563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

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Erin’s Own claim U21 B Football title with victory over Carraig na bhFearr


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


The Erin’s Own panel

A BETTER balanced Erin’s Own side claimed the “Jones Engineering Sponsored” East Cork U21 “B” football title with a fully deserved victory over Carraig na bhFearr at Clonmult Memorial Park in Midleton on Bank Holiday Monday evening.

Played in splendid conditions, Erin’s Own drew first blood with a well taken pointed free from Alan Bowen as scores were hard earned. Carraig na bhFearr led for the only time in the game when they put together a superb move which saw Brian Twomey setting up Jamie Foley to punch home the opening goal on ten minutes. That score, however, was to be their only one of the opening half as Erin’s Own drew level with a further two strikes from Alan Bowen. The Erin’s Own captain also managed a good point from play to give his side a slender advantage at halt time as they led by 0-4 to 1-0. It might have been greater, but Padraig O’Sullivan in the Carraig na bhFearr goal




brought off a superb save to deny Maurice O’Connell a certain goal.

On the resumption it was Erin’s Own, playing against the breeze, who again took up the running and a point from Maurice O’Connell, followed by a superbly taken goal from Sean Crowley, had Erin’s Own in the driving seat as they had a five point advantage after the opening five minutes of the second half. Lesser teams might have wilted, but Carraig na bhFearr, driven on by Daniel Coleman, Darren Noonan and Martin Hickey, gradually worked their way back into contention.

Points from Darren Noonan and a Paul O’Keeffe brace brought them closer, but each time they came within range Erin’s Own managed to reply. With ten minutes remaining just two points separated the sides as Paul O’Keeffe continued to keep Carraig na bhFearr in touch, but

Michael O’Brien presents the Jack Murphy Cup to Erin’s Own Captain, Alan Bowen

ERIN’S OWN: R O’Neill, J Sheehan, C Dooley, C Ryan, K Murphy, S Crowley, N Scanlon, I O’Mahony, B McHugh, A Power, M O’Connell, M Collins, D Ring, A Bowen and D Smiddy. Sub used C O’Callaghan. CARRAIG NA BHFEARR: P O’Sul-

when the need was greatest Erin’s Own came up with the match clinching scores as impressive midfielder, Ian O’Mahony and centre forward ,Maurice O’Connell fired over points to clinch the title for the Caherlag outfit. They will now go on to represent the division in the B county championship for the first time ever.

After the match East Cork Board Chairman, Michael O’Brien presented the Jack Murphy Cup to Erin’s Own captain, Alan Bowen.

ERIN’S OWN: A Bowen 0-5, S Crowley 1-0, M O’Connell 0-3, D Ring and I O’Mahony 0-1 each. CARRAIG NA BHFEARR: P O’Keeffe 0-4, J Foley 1-0, D Noonan and J O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

livan, P Geaney, J Noonan, M Minihane, J Walsh, D Coleman, R Mullins, M Hickey, D Noonan, A Dorgan, P O’Keeffe, C Dorgan, J Fouhy, J O’Sullivan and B Twomey. Sub used R O’Driscoll. REFEREE: Brian Walsh, Aghada.


THERE was no winner of the GAA lotto on Monday, April 26th. The numbers drawn were 13, 25 and 34. The jackpot now stands at €2,800. Remember if you're not in it, you can't win it! Next Sunday, May 9th is Lá na gClub which will be held down the GAA field with lots of fun activities and novelty games for all members of the community, so why not come along and enjoy the afternoon at the local GAA club and visit our new amenities. FIXTURES: Junior A Fooball Championship - Glenbower Rovers vs. Carrignavar on Sunday, May 9th at 7pm, with the venue to be announced. Commiserations to the U14s who were beaten in the Feile semifinal by Na Piarsaigh on Saturday last in a thrilling encounter. Well done to all involved.

Féile Spraoi Iomáint Ui Mac Coille fé 10 at Aghada GAA

The Carraig na bhFearr team

THE participating under 10 hurling mentors/managers are cordially invited to the launch of the 2010 summer mini-blitzes on Thursday, May 6th at 7.30pm, at Aghada GAA grounds, Rostellan. There will be a zoned pitch layout, mini-blitz fixtures list, followed by a short presentation on go games format & rules. In attendance will be Kevin O’Callaghan, Cork County development co-ordinator We have 35 teams participating in this Go games format of hurling, which will consist of 8 groups playing Féile Spraoi mini blitz’s during the summer & the Féile Spraoi Iomáint Uí Mac Coille fé 10, finals blitz will take place in Rostellan on Saturday, September 11th.

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Shanagarry ICA


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

SHANAGARRY ICA will hold its AGM on Monday, May 10th at 8.15pm in the GAA Rooms, Shanagarry. The annual membership fee is now due. Once-off special discount of €10 will apply for everyone paying their fee on the night. Plans are well underway for the Centenary Garden Party on June 19th at Fota House, so don't forget to bring outstanding money for this event. Arrangements for visit to Teresa Barry's Garden Centre on June 1st and our workshop to make eye-catching headgear for the Garden Party will also be discussed on the night. New members are always very welcome.

East Cork Flower Club: 'Narcissi' lead to inspiration

EAST Cork Flower Club are holding a Practical Demonstration 'Summer Colour Through Clever Use of Bedding Plants' with Ted Murphy on Monday next, May 10th at 8pm in St. John the Baptist National School, Midleton. Visitors are welcome on the night. Results of our Spring Show which took place on Monday, April 12th:

3 Stems of Narcissi:1st B Cronin 2nd E. Kenny 3rd B. Cronin Highly Commended B. Cronin

Collection of Mixed Spring Flowers:1st B. Goggin 2nd B. Cronin 3rd M. Leyne Highly Commended B. Cronin Commended B. Cronin

Members Exhibit – Inspiration: ADVANCED: 1st B. Morrissey 2nd M. Leyne 3rd B. Goggin INTERMEDIATE: 1st M. Murphy 2nd A. King NOVICE: 1st D. Brady

Ballycotton Bridge Club results

28 / 4 / 10 North / South: 1st J&M Fitzpatrick; 2nd B Murray / J Whelehan; 3rd N Kennedy / D Cashman East / West: 1st K Byrne / B Abernethy; 2nd P Morrison / Mary O'Mahony; 3rd M O'Hanlon / J Wall.

The President’s prize will be played tonight, Wednesday, May 5th, and good luck is extended for a very successful event.

Rosalie Whyte An Appreciation Thomas Street, Midleton 1908 – 2010

ROSALIE WHYTE was called to her eternal reward on April 23rd and died as she lived during her long life - in a peaceful and serene manner, in the loving care of the Matron and staff of Midleton Community Hospital. Rosalie was a legend in her own right and much loved and respected by all who knew her. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eamonn Kelleher, assisted by family friend, Fr. Fleming.

Soloist Deborah Desmond sang inspiring hymns, accompanied by Betty Moloney on organ, commencing with ‘Abide With Me’. Rosalie’s grandsons Mark and Derek, her granddaughter Rosemary and great-granddaughter Jessica recited the Prayers of the Faithful, and offertory gifts were presented on the altar by her daughter Patricia and son Richard.

Fr. Kelleher, in his homily, said that Rosalie was a devout Catholic and a wonderful lady, as it could not be an easy task raising twelve children, but it was a happy home with laughter, music and religion her top priority, and that today (sic) was a celebration of her life. Debbie sang Requiem at Communion and Rosalie’s daughter, Rosarie gave her mum’s Eulogy, as follows:

‘Mommy was born in Britain in 1908 and was one of a family of four. Our grandfather was the gardener at Eldom Hall and he worked for the Squire. She was educated at King Edward’s School for girls, after she won a scholarship.

‘She came to Ireland when she was eighteen and worked in the Mill Road for Mayor Watts, as his governess, and she met our dad at a staff party.

They married in 1932 and lived first in Charles Street, in one room and moved to No. 8 Thomas Street, the family home, where they worked very hard at increasing the population of Ireland! When they reached twelve children, Daddy’s heart gave out and he went to an early grave - no doubt with a smile on his face. ‘We did not have much in the way of material goods, but there was laughter and music and religion aplenty in our home as, having converted to Catholicism, Mommy became a bit obsessed with it and this church became our second home. We were here at every event that took place. I used to think that if it had a dormitory and a café, we need never have gone home at all. Mommy loved books, poetry and classical music and sang with the choir here for many years. It would be appropriate to mention those of our family, who have gone before us - Daddy, Terry, Ada, Rose and Mary. ‘Mommy told me some time back that when this day came, she did not want it to be a day of sorrow, but one of celebration for her 103 years of life. I can only say Mommy, that we have tried not to cry, as you always hated tears.

‘Mommy went to live at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in 2005, following a fall, and, on behalf of my brothers and sisters, we would like to thank all those who helped in making her declining years as happy and as comfortable as possible. You are truly God’s angels in the work that you do.

‘Finally, I wish to say thank you to a special person, who gave our mother undivided love and attention way beyond the call of duty: our sister-in-law Teresa. ‘Mommy, you were a great lady and we your children and extended family bid you a final farewell. We were privileged to have you as our mother and we hope you were proud of your children.


Meade -

O’Brien -

Loving memories of a dear wife and mother Marie, who died on May 8th 2008.

In loving memory of our dear son, brother, uncle and brother-in-law, Martin, late of Dr. O’Sullivan Terrace, Upper Aghada, whose fourth anniversary occurs on Sunday, May 9th.

2nd Anniversary

Always ion our thoughts, Forever in our hearts.

Always remembered by her loving husband Christy and family.

Meade -

2nd Anniversary

Second anniversary of my dear Mam Marie, who died on May 8th 2008. Treasured memories today and always.

Lovingly remembered by your daughter Sharon, Charlie, grandchildren Liam, Evan and Ciara

Meade -

2nd Anniversary

Rosalie has now joined her beloved husband James, and family members Rose, Mary, Terry and Ada in their heavenly home where tales of happier times will be related. To her daughters Leila, Patricia, Rosarie and sons Billy, John, Barry, Richard and Tim, her family and friends we extend heartfelt sympathy on the death of their adorable Rosalie. May her kindly, loving soul rest in piece. - KW.

4th Anniversary

We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame, Your resting place we visit, And put flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there.

Always remembered by his Mam, Dad, Ger, Colette, Sarah and Daniel.


Dear Heart of Jesus

In the past, I have asked for many favours. This time, I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it dear Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your father sees it. Then, in your merciful eyes, it will become your favor, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and your favor will be granted. Never known to fail. ENT.

Dear Heart of Jesus

In loving memory of Mam (Marie), late of Knockgriffin. The ones we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. Always remembered by Dermot, Celine, Sarah and Luke.

Harty -

14th Anniversary

‘Sleep well Mommy, until we meet again.’

As the cortege came down the aisle, Debbie sang ‘The Irish Blessing, May The Road Rise Up To Meet You’.


In loving memory of Margaret Harty, Kilmacahill, Cloyne, who died on May 3rd, 1996. R.I.P. What I would 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 the past, I have asked for many favours. This time, I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it dear Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your father sees it. Then, in your merciful eyes, it will become your favor, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and your favor will be granted. Never known to fail. A&C.

Dear Heart of Jesus

In the past, I have asked for many favours. This time, I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it dear Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your father sees it. Then, in your merciful eyes, it will become your favor, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and your favor will be granted. Never known to fail. BG.

Dear Heart of Jesus

In the past, I have asked for many favours. This time, I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it dear Jesus and place it within your own broken heart, where your father sees it. Then, in your merciful eyes, it will become your favor, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and your favor will be granted. Never known to fail.DFG.

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Your One Stop Shop For East Cork Services CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Marie Falvey seeks permission to demolish existing single storey rear extension, construct dormer type rear extension with entrance porch to side to existing dwelling, at Ballincrossig, Glanmire. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the planning authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Susan Gordon is applying for permission for two storey dwelling, proprietary treatment unit and new vehicular entrance at Ballytrasna, Little Island. The planning application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority at The County Hall during its public opening hours, and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

YOUGHAL TOWN COUNCIL Borrach Investments Ltd. seeks permission to demolish ruinous two-storey dwelling fronting onto Ashe Street and to construct replacement two-storey over basement dwelling, together with associated site development works on lands to rear of 76 North Main Street (a protected structure). This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning in the date of receipt by the authority of the application. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Connabride Plastics Ltd. intend to apply for Permission to construct a single storey warehouse/store extension to the rear of their factory premises, in two phases, and associated site works, at Conna, Co. Cork. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Permission is being sought by Mr. Gerard Beausang to demolish the existing dwellinghouse and construct a one to two storey dwellinghouse above a semi-basement with an attached garage and all associated siteworks at the Bailich, Castleredmond, Midleton, Co. Cork. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, 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.

YOUGHAL TOWN COUNCIL We Kenneally, Rochford & Associates Ltd. ( 024 – 95857 ), intend to apply to the above for full Planning Permission to demolish existing garage, renovate and convert existing single storey dwelling into a two storey dwelling and construct new two storey extension, including garage, to existing dwelling along with all associated site works at Parknapeaka, Windmill Hill, Youghal, Co. Cork for Clodagh Drennan. 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, The Mall House, Youghal, Co. Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20. CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Patrick Cashman on behalf of Martin Grandon, seeks permission to construct extension to existing forecourt shop at Knocknahorgan, Sallybrook, Glanmire, Co Cork. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Donal & Cecilia Gallagher seek 1) permission for retention of demolition of single storey dwelling, 2) permission to reconstruct same dwelling with alterations and extension to side to link to existing farm building, 3) change of use of existing farm building to residential use including alterations, 4) change vehicle access to site to use existing vehicle entrance at the north western point of the site and raising of western boundary wall at Ballybraher, Ballycotton, Co. Cork. This is a change of plan to 08/10072. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.




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Happy high chair dining! IMPOSSIBLY Chicken & Sweet Potato Mash BEAUTIFUL?

HAVE YOU HEARD Julie Feeney’s catchy song You’re impossibly beautiful? It’s the background to the current VHI advertisements, and if you listen to and watch the whole thing on You Tube you’ll find a feast for the eye as well as the ear. Julie is young and very beautiful, and I’ve no idea what she puts on her face, but humming her song I turned to what Charlotte Vohtz, founder of Green People organic skincare, says in her book Naturally Gorgeous.

“Early on I came to realise that we are exposed to a chemical cocktail of hundreds of different compounds every day. Most of these chemicals are synthetic and manmade and did not exist until they were invented within the last few decades. This is a blink of the eye within evolutionary terms and our bodies just haven’t learned how to deal with many of these chemicals.

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Chicken & Sweet Potato Smash

Serves: 14 Portions (Two weeks for your baby) Prep Time: 8 mins Cook Time: 25 mins


2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 100g Chopped Onion 200g Chicken Breast, cut into chunks 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced (approx. 120g) 600g sweet potato, peeled and chopped 400ml chicken stock 100g frozen peas

Method (For toddlers)

Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion for 3 to 4 minutes until softened. When the onion is soft add the chicken breast and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the carrot and sweet potato, pour over the stock, bring to the boil and simmer, covered for about 15 minutes. Then add the peas and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Method (For babies)

1.Purée with a hand blender with enough of the cooking liquid to make the desired consistency.

Garth’s Time Saving Tip

Once made, divide the batch into 14 portions (2 weeks’ supply) and home freeze!

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Get the BLUES at Arcade Midleton Designer looks at high street prices THIS week, it's all about feeling blue or, in this case, wearing it. Turquoise is a colour that suits practically every skin type and is suitable for those in their teens and 20s all the way up to those in their 70s! At Arcade Midleton this week, there's a sea of stunning turquoise tops, trousers and dresses to choose from. Why not pick up a shimmering tunic dress in either turquoise of pink in sizes 8 -14 for only €34.99. Add a pair of patent, ankle strapped, gladiator style sandals (sizes 4-7) for just €14.99. For those who want to show off their pins, go for a

baby-blue puffball & crochet dress in sizes small to XL (in cream too). Established Woman, Arcade Midleton has a perfect mix and match suit in a crinkle-cut style, that will flatter all shapes and sizes. Available in light blue and stone, a sleeveless top is €11.99; jacket €39.99 and flowing skirt for €39.99, available in sizes 12-20. And, if it's a really special occasion, why not pick up a feathered headpiece frpm only €14.99 in a variety of colours. Don't forget a classy bag either - this satinrosed example is perfect for the mobile phone and make-up, at only €27.99, and comes in red, blue, cream, pink and white. Feel like mixing it up a bit? Why not invest in a short-sleeved, three buttoned asymmetrical cardi and add a floral skirt or top. This cardi will set you back €29.99 with the skirt for €34.99 - both in sizes 12 to 20. And the little ones can be in style this summer too, with pretty turquoise outfits like our little lady's 'Pretty Girl' 2 piece (tunic





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and leggings) for €24.99 and available for ages 2 to 8. Meanwhile, for the boys, Arcade Midleton welcomes a wide range of Thomas the Tank Engine clothing for ages 2 to 5. Pop in to Arcade now to see new tops, tees, trousers and jackets. Boys jeans are available for just €9.99 right now. Upstairs, in Arcade Midleton's home department, there's plenty of navy, turquoise, cornflower and sky blues to go around, from face towels (99c.), hand towels (€4.99) and bath towels (€9.99), which are also available in cerise, white and cream. If you want to snuggle up in a blue bed, pick up a double duvet set for only €19.99, or a turquoise fitted sheet for €5.99 and pillowcases just €3.99 for two. Finally, add some taffeta curtains in a matching turquoise (or pink) for €69.99 (66x72). All this and more is available at Arcade Midleton right now. Isn't it time to join the blue team?

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Geoff and I were playing on the roundabout at the local park. It was very large and we stood on opposite sides and we spun the roundabout anti-clockwise. I threw a ball to Geoff. Did the ball go to Geoff, or did it go to the right of him or the left of him?

Five Minutes - Five Questions

1. Who was Harlean Carpenter better known as?

2. A giraffe has the same number of bones in it’s neck as a human; true or false? 3. What would you be sudying if you were a batologist? 4. What does the word ‘guru’ mean?

5. Who declared his crew’s intention ‘to boldly go where no-one has gone before’?

Answer to last week’s Medium


ANSWER TO RIDDLES: 1. The temperatures were -6, -2, 2, 6, 10 degrees C. Each day increased by a steady 4 degrees. 2. Since the roundabout moved while the ball was travelling to Geoff, the ball went to the right of him (i.e. his left). ANSWERS: 1. Jean Harlow 2. True 3. Brambles 4. Teacher 5. Cap. Jean-Luc Picard (in Star Trek: The Next Generation)


We have been quite lucky with the weather recently, it has got steadily warmer each day, over the last five days. By this, I mean that the temperature rose by the same amount each day. The average temperature was 2 degrees C and I know it froze on two occasions. I also know the product of the temperatures was over 500 degrees but below 2,000 degrees and each temperature was an integer. What were the last 5 temperatures?

Answer to last week’s Difficult



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Members required for expanding male social choir in August.

Rehearsals one evening per week in Midleton, preparing for a busy winter season.

No experience required. For a great social outlet, call today on 087 6464115.

Birds, druids and jam for Youghal

Amnesty International gig



AUSTRALIA has set out plans for new rules forcing tobacco companies to use plain packaging carrying graphic health warnings. From July 2012, manufacturers will be required to drop all colour and branding logos from cigarette packets. The move, billed as a world-first, comes after recommendations were made by the World Health Organisation. Australia also announced a 25% increase in tax on cigarettes, effective from last Friday. The move will puts almost €1.50 on a pack of 30 cigarettes.


ON Friday, May 14th at 10pm, the Gate Pub in Youghal will play host to an Amnesty International gig, raising funds to help the charity's campaigns both here and in Africa. DeBurca, Dodge & the Urban Druids, Pot of Jam, The Birds, The Steve Whelan Band and Niall McCarthy & friends will perform for 30 minutes each, with DJ Chris Rocks performing in the pub's smoking area. The gig is hoping to help Amnesty International with two specific campaigns, namely peacekeeping in Eastern Chad, where refugees escaping ethnic cleansing in Darfur are living in makeshift camps, and in Ireland, campaigning for mental health rights. So, on Friday, May 14th, pop down to the Gate for a night to remember with birds, druids and even a nice pot of jam. (Photo: Michael Hussey,

Calling all mascots and clubs! TO celebrate it’s 50th anniversary, The Irish Wheelchair Association, Cork, is looking for Mascots and Club representatives to take part in the inaugural Mascot and Club Derby to be held in conjunction with it’s fundraising Night at the Dogs at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium on Friday May 14th.

All money raised by this fundraiser will go directly to supporting these services. Speaking at the official launch in Curraheen Park, Thos O’Leary, Fundraising Development Officer said “everyone in our association is eagerly looking forward to the Night at the Dogs and to the Mascot and Club races in particular” he added “we ask everybody to become involved by getting someone to represent their company, group, store, hotel etc as a mascot and their friends to sponsor them”. In addition he appealed to all sporting clubs “to get someone to participate on their behalf in their club colours” To become a mascot, to represent your club please contact the Irish Wheelchair Association on 021 / 4350282 or Thos O’Leary on 087/2756946. Tickets for the night cost €10 and are available from all IWA centres or call 021 / 4350282.

AIB will announce its equity-raising plans around September this year, executive chairman, Dan O’Connor told shareholders at the group’s annual meeting in Ballsbridge last week. A rights issue and an equity placing with private investors underwritten by international investment banks or the Government could feature in the fundraising, he added. This will form part of AIB’s plan to raise €7.4 billion to meet new capital ratios set down by the Financial Regulator. AIB has until the end of the year to raise the funds. The bank has placed its overseas assets up for sale. Mr O’Connor said he did not want to sell these businesses, but the bank was left with no choice as it seeks to agree a restructuring deal with the European Commission. ‘We have very, very valuable assets in Poland, the US and the UK,’ he said.


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Pot of Jam not spread too thin in Ardmore

WHILE tickets for “The Cosmic Love Tour” have been sold out for ages, fans of the band Florence and the Machine will be able to see a live screening of the bands Hammersmith Apollo concert at the SGC cinema in Dungarvan on May 14th. Tickets for this event can be purchased from 1520-927-010 or at

The local cinema also plan to show the concluding stages of the World Cup matches from South Africa in July, with games from the knockout stages all set to be screened live in 3D, so even though Ireland failed to make it you can still look forward to seeing the concluding stages as if you were there.

Brewing up a storm at Ardmore American Tea Party

THE economic climate might not be great but that did not stop the people from coming out to support the Ardmore Tidy Towns American Tea Party on last Friday night in An Tobar. A great night of entertainment was enjoyed with Out the Gap providing the music.

Feile Na Deise again draws the crowds to Dungarvan

FOLLOWING on from the successful Festival of Food, Dungarvan was again jam packed over the weekend as it hosted the Féile Na Deise Music festival which saw acts such as Sharon Shannon and her band perform, along with the High Kings. The town was full for a great weekend of music and sport, which had the retailers delighted with another successful venture. One small feature which Gardaí are said to be concerned about, was that a number of fake €50 and €100 notes were in circulation. Gardaí are asking shopkeepers to keep a lookout for these as they appear to be high quality fake notes, but can be detected by carrying out proper checks on the notes. It only takes a few seconds but it will be worthwhile. These criminals try to use them on busy weekends in crowded places where the chances of getting caught are quite low.

GAA Lá na gClub

THE band ‘Pot of Jam’ met three years ago at Claycastle Rock School in Youghal. They became good friends who enjoyed playing a variety of music together. Soon after being asked to play together at several charity fundraisers they discovered they had they own unique sound, and a loyal band of followers who enjoyed listening to them. Maeve Beecher, vocals and lead guitar, began to write some impressive lyrics while Tom Collins, bass, and Paddy Moloney, drums, would blend in with their own ideas to create a brand new sound. The result is ‘Loose Light’, the band’s first EP, which contains a varied range of music including samba, rock and gentle ballads. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that they are individually very talented

SGC to show documentaries from Nemeton/ WIT students

With TG4 and local An Rinn company Nemeton making many programmes including much GAA coverage, it came as a natural extension that the company would - in conjunction with WIT - offer a course in film making and TV production through the medium of Irish. The fruits of their labour are about to be seen as the local SGC cinema in Dungarvan will be screening the students film and TV productions on May 27th. A wide and varied selection of film will be on offer featuring UCC Rag week, how the recession is affecting the GAA, how social dancing is alive and well, and many more interesting topics chosen by the students in this first class to emerge from the diploma course. Nemeton is currently interviewing for September 2010 course places, so if you are interested in producing programmes through the medium of Irish then give them a call at 058-46499.

musicians, but together in Pot of Jam they are creating a lot of interest in the music arena.

The band was spotted by John Burke from Claycastle Studios whose enthusiasm grew and grew for their unique sound throughout the entire production. All artwork was kindly provided by from Canada, who has their work displayed in private collector’s galleries in 5 Continents. Excitement is growing for the official launch of ‘Loose Light’ which is being held in An Tobar in Ardmore on Friday, May 7th at 9.30pm. Pot of Jam will be playing for the evening after the launch. All are welcome to come along and experience this exciting new band on the night. (Photo: Michael Hussey,

Ballyduff named Foroige Youth Club of the Year AT the National Awards night of Foróige, the Ballyduff Upper Youth club was named Youth Club of the Year with Chairperson, James Ahern picking up the award on behalf of the club. Neighbours, Tallow were also celebrating as club member, Lisa Rohan picked up the Club Member of the Year award, making it a good night out for both Ballyduff and Tallow Foróige clubs.

THE annual GAA Lá Na gClub will take place this coming Sunday, May 9th with activities planned by all the local clubs as children and parents, along with adult playing members, will come together for fun and games. Please check with your local club as several clubs have a huge programme of not to be missed activities planned. Many inter county stars will also be floating around to sign jerseys and hurleys so don’t forget to go along to your local GAA club this Sunday to check out what is going on.

Ena Doocey retires

POPULAR Cappagh post person, Ena Doocey, has retired after 32 years of delivering the mail in the West Waterford region of Cappagh and Modeligo in particular, but Ena was known far and wide as her love of traditional Irish Music took her to many corners of the world. A function to mark her retirement was held in Deckie’s Bar in Modeligo, where many surprise guests came together to celebrate the occasion of Ena’s retirement from An Post.

Len Rodgers tournament in Clashmore

THE Clashmore Ramblers Soccer club hosted the Len Rodgers Soccer Tournament over the May Bank Holiday weekend, where plenty of young talent was on display in the U10 and U8 games. The girls also showed up well over this two day event which, thankfully, was held in pretty good weather with only the odd shower arriving. Youghal United’s Daniel Hickey (right) was congratulated as Overall Player of the Tournament.

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Unwilling to hand over his powerful invention Stark, with his corporate right hand Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle, replacing Terrence Howard) at his side, Stark is stung into action when rogue Russian inventor, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) turns up with a matching suit of armour - with a history that links him to the Stark family.

It's the film's tone and the screen charisma of Robert Downey Jnr that makes this big, bold action filled sequel such a blast. Action aside, there's wry humour, a formidable villain in Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson's curvacious temptress and Gwyneth Paltrow as the conscientious Pepper, who counters Tony Stark's excesses. The story arc may waver at times, but the film feels like a joyful fireworks display - plenty of anticipation, highlights and pizzazz, delivering solid escapism for the fans. But, whatever about the big bangs and amazing CGI, this is Robert Downey Jnr's show and, as Hollywood now knows, he's an ironclad box office success.

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It’s Complicated was one of two Oscar bids this year from Meryl Streep, and the venerable actress manages to just about hold together a pretty threadbare plot. Streep plays a divorced mother who is happily living her life without frisky ex-hubby, Alex Baldwin. But when the pair get together for her son’s graduation, they rekindle old flames and things get complicated. In truth it’s not very complicated at all and we are treated to a standard ménage a quatre with hot young thing, Lake Bell and creaking Steve Martin thrown in as the central pair’s respective other options. There’s also a bizarre, supposedly comic turn, by John Krasinski of The US Office fame as Streep’s frazzled son-in-law. The village seems to have found its idiot. Baldwin, as 30 Rock fans will attest, takes all the comic plaudits and carries the show for long parts. Streep can’t really do funny, but pulls enough faces to earn another payday. Rating ** Me and Orson Welles is a coming of age drama with Zac Efron as a young actor whose life changes when he lands a role with Orson Welles’ touring theatre company. But can he cope with the demands of daily life in the company of a genius? As if he hadn’t enough on his plate, Claire Danes is also on hand as the older lady (What! Where is the time going?) who teaches Efron some life lessons in love. And who could begrudge young Zac the opportunities? It’s charming fare even if the plot is quite weak. But the screen is dominated by a magnificent performance from stage actor, Christian McKay as Welles. Rating *** The Stepfather is another horror remake from Prom Night director ,Nelson McCormick. Michael Harding (played by Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl) returns from military school to find his mother, Susan, living with a new man (Dylan Walsh) who seems quite the perfect catch – but something doesn’t quite add up. Standard horror drama fare with none of the subtlety and tension of the original eighties cult classic. Rating *

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SciFest success for Youghal trio Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

POBALSCOIL Na Tríonóide, Youghal students, Amber Walsh, Kate Clerkin and Lana Murphy have won the Best Project Award for their project Development of Mechanical Pollinators, at this year’s SciFest science fair at CIT.

2009 the number of venues increased to 15 and over 1980 students exhibited 835 projects nationwide.

SciFest is jointly funded by Intel and Discover Science and Engineering, and is supported by a number of other partners. The project thus creates a valuable link between the second and third level education sectors and between education and industry.

SciFest is a local one-day science fair held in third level colleges and open to all second level students. A SciFest fair includes a competition and exhibition of projects, a selection of science talks, science demonstrations in the college laboratories and a prize-giving ceremony. SciFest aims to encourage a love of science through an investigative approach to learning, and to provide an opportunity for students to display their scientific discoveries The inaugural SciFest was held in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin, in 2006. Following a second successful SciFest in Tallaght in 2007 the project was launched nationwide in September 2007. In late April/early May 2008 a total of nine Institutes of Technology hosted SciFest science fairs. In


In each venue students compete for a number of awards including; Intel Best Project Award, Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award, BT Best Communicator Award, and the Discover Sensors Award.

Sheila Porter, SciFest National Co-ordinator presenting Amber Walsh, Kate Clerkin and Lana Murphy, Pobalscoil Na Tríonóide, Youghal with the Best Project Award, for their project Development of Mechanical Pollinators, with teacher Marguerite Coleman and Dr Barry O’Connor, Registrar, CIT at the SciFest 2010 competition at Cork Institute of Technology. (Photos: Neil Danton,

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