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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

East Cork Journal

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Issue No. 213


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Midleton man finally collects EuroMillions prize

A DELIGHTED man from Midleton collected his cheque for €338,121 at National Lottery offices last Thursday. The lucky man matched five numbers plus one Lucky Star in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday, October 4th.

The lucky €12 ticket was bought in Dennehy’s Newsagents, Midleton on the day of the draw and the winning line was a Quick Pick selection.

The lucky Midletonian, who has played EuroMillions since it began in Ireland, was shocked when he realised he had won, ‘I only remembered to check the ticket last Friday when I was in my local shop. When I realised I had matched six out of seven numbers I was in complete shock. ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes.’ smiled the happy winner.

The lucky man, who wishes to keep the win private, has no immediate plan for his new found fortune.

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over €15m street value cocaine seized in bartlemy drug haul A WAREHOUSE at Ballynakilla, Bartlemy, near Rathcormac was the scene of one of the state's biggest drug hauls last week, when cocaine with a potential street value of over €15m was seized by An Garda Siochana. The Garda National Drugs Unit, in conjunction with Revenue’s Customs Service, and with assistance from Gardaí from Cork City and North Cork, Europol, Interpol and Dutch law enforcement agencies, were carrying out a strategic intelligence-led investigation into an international drug trafficking gang.

As part of this investigation a 56 year old German national and a 45 year old Irish national were arrested. In follow-up searches two Irish nationals, aged 42 and 65, were arrested in Dublin and a 46 year old Hungarian national was arrested in Cork.

The cocaine had been concealed in a consignment of fruit which had arrived in a container at Cork Port from Rotterdam.

The five male suspects were detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Cobh, Crumlin, Terenure and Midleton Garda Stations.

Collision causes major delays for East Cork motorists on n25

A THREE-CAR collision occurred on the N25 Cork to Waterford road, between Midleton and Loughaderra on Monday last. The crash occurred early in the morning, and diversions were put in place by An Garda Siochana, which were lifted later in the day.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

interim examiner appointed to Mr Binman Company continues to trade as normal

IN the High Court on Wednesday last, Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan appointed Mr. Billy O’Riordan of PricewaterhouseCoopers as Interim Examiner to the Mr Binman Group, a waste collection and recycling company providing services to both household and commercial customers throughout the south of Ireland. The Interim Examiner was also appointed to subsidiary companies Greenport Environmental Ltd, Rural Refuse & Recycling and Clearpoint Recycling Ltd (the Binman Group). Following a decision by Bank of Scotland (Ireland) to withdraw its support, the Company directors took the decision to petition for examinership to provide the above companies with the protection of the High Court, while management negotiates a restructuring of its debts and new equity investment for the companies. The High Court was advised that an investor has indicated a willingness to invest sums in each of the companies in order to fund a Scheme of Arrangement, and to provide additional working capital facilities. A letter of comfort has been made available by the proposed investor which can be submitted to the Court on a confidential basis under s.31 of the Companies (amendment) Act 1990.


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Over the last 18 months the company - according to its statement has found itself at the mercy of Bank of Scotland Ireland, a foreign owned bank, whose sole objective now in the Irish market is to run down its loan book. The company has been able to weather this difficult situation to date. However, things have now come to a head, where we need to source an alternative provider of working capital to ensure the survival of this indigenous Irish company which provides vital employment directly to 331 people, and indirectly to approximately 280. Up until the end of 2008, the Company traded very successfully. However, as the economic downturn took hold, revenues generated from the provision of waste collection services to the construction sector declined dramatically. Throughout this period, the Company sought to negotiate revised credit facilities with Bank of Scotland (Ireland) and to restructure its outstanding debt to deliver a sustainable business model in line with lower than projected earnings. Regrettably, Bank of Scotland (Ireland) failed to engage meaningfully in this process, leaving the Company no alternative but to seek Examinership. Over the past three years, the Company has implemented a comprehensive cost reduction programme and achieve increased efficiencies throughout its operations. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of staff and management, the Company has consistently outperformed its competitors and is in a very strong position to trade through these challenging market conditions, provided its capital structure is addressed. As part of the Examinership process, the Company is proposing a business plan that will ensure its long-term viability through new investment, that will allow the Company to safeguard up to 600 jobs. Mr Binman, a family-owned company established in 1994, is one of the largest independent operators in the industry, servicing throughout the south of Ireland. The company will operate normally during the period of examinership. The directors of Mr Binman firmly believe the best option for all stakeholders in the business is an examinership process. The company stated that it has a viable business plan and, working together with the Examiner, will use the time to negotiate with potential investors. A number of parties have expressed their interest in the company. Justice Finlay Geoghegan set October 18th as the date for a full hearing of the company’s application.

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French winemaking icon coming to Ballymaloe

DESCRIBED by Gault & Millau as ‘a Lafite in the Languedoc,’ ‘the only Grand Cru of the Midi’ by Hugh Johnson and ‘Exceptional’ by Robert Parker, Mas de Daumas Gassac have been the benchmark for Languedoc wines for over 30 years.

Legend of the Languedoc, young French winemaker, Samuel Guibert, of Mas de Daumas Gassac, will present the story of this great estate at a wine-tasting at The Grain Store, Ballymaloe on Friday, October 21st at 7pm, with a selection of their wonderful wines, from a Sparkling Rosé, several different white wines, and several different red wines. As a finale, the informal tasting will include a vertical tasting of the Grand Cru Mas de Daumas Gassac red, a unique opportunity to taste multiple vintages of this iconic wine.

In association with well-known Munster wine merchants, Gary Gubbins of ‘Red Nose Wines’ and Mike & Matt Kane of ‘Cu-

Cloyne to hold its OWN election

THE current Cloyne District Community Council is coming to the end of its three year term, and elections for the new council will commence shortly. Ballot papers will be delivered to every house by the end of October and the official count will take place in Cloyne Parish Hall on Monday, November 28th.

If you are interested in joining the new council make sure to leave your neighbours know before they cast their votes. Further information will follow in the coming weeks.

Whitegate / Aghada Historical Society is back As part of Bank of Ireland Midleton’s initiative supporting local business entitled ‘Show Your Business’ Ballymaloe moved a wine barrel from the wine cellar in Ballymaloe to a temporary display at the bank, to hightlight the upcoming wine event with famous French winemaker, Samuel Guibert, who is coming to The Grain Store at Ballymaloe next Friday. Pictured are Dermot White, Manager, Bank of Ireland, Midleton; Joe Cronin, Ballymaloe; Hazel Allen, Ballymaloe; John Strahan, Customer Service Manager, Bank of Ireland, Midleton; and Colm McCan, sommelier, Ballymaloe

rious Wines’ are co-hosting this special wine event. Tickets at €15 are available in advance from The Grain Store at Ballymaloe 021 4651511, or 083 3631468, and on the

night at the door - although advance booking is advised.

The tutored wine tasting will be followed by a separate wine dinner in Ballymaloe House, at 8.30pm, served with a selection

of the Daumas Gassac wines including the Mas de Daumas Gassac red. Wine dinner €85, including dinner and wines; advance booking essential, telephone 021 4652531

THE society is back in action again and we began the 2011/12 season by taking part in the Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2011 in the City Hall on September 30th. This is an important event as it promotes heritage and culture throughout Cork city and county. In spite of the poor weather, a large number of people attended. Thank you to those members who came along to assist on the stand. Our next meeting will be held at the Aghada GAA premises in Rostellan on Thursday, October 27th at 8pm. The speaker is Aidan O’Shea, who will give a talk on local hero, William Cosgrove VC, whose grave is in the Old Cemetery in Aghada. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to come along. The society’s AGM will be held on the last Thursday of November. The annual subscription is €10. If any further details are required, please contact Anne Curry on 021 2661496 or Joan Rockley on 021 4652426.

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Cork children called to Doodle 4 Google CHILDREN across East Cork are being asked to get doodling for Google’s annual Doodle 4 Google competition. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘I Wish’ and Cork students are encouraged to create a doodle around the Google logo based on this theme. Doodle 4 Google is a creative art and design competition which is open to all students in primary and secondary schools throughout the Republic of Ireland. The winning doodle will be seen by millions of Internet users when it appears on the Google Ireland homepage for 24 hours in March 2012. In addition, the winning student and their teacher will both receive personal laptops, and their school will win a €10,000 technology grant. The five category winners and their teachers will also receive personal laptops.

Last year’s winner, six-year-old Layla Karpuz, was a pupil at Mary Mother of Hope Junior National School. Her principal, Alma Moran, said that Layla’s win was an amazing achievement for the school. ‘The Doodle 4 Google competition generated tremendous excitement among our school community and the children really identify with the theme every year. We were so excited when Layla was shortlisted, and completely blown away when she was eventually chosen as overall winner. Both Layla and her teacher won a state of the art Dell Laptop, and with the grant

for €10,000 were able to further equip our school with the latest technology. The warm response from the local and wider community was fantastic and really put our school on the digital map,’ Ms. Moran addeded. There are five categories in the competition. * Class Group 1 – Junior Infants, Senior Infants * Class Group 2 - 1st Class, 2nd Class * Class Group 3 – 3rd Class, 4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class * Class Group 4 – 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year * Class Group 5 – Transition Year, 5th Year, 6th Year

The 75 finalists will then be displayed on the Doodle 4 Google website and the general public will vote for their favorite doodle. The top five doodles, one from each category, will then be judged by the official Google doodle team, who will select the overall winner.

Schools should register to take part in the competition by October 28th 2011, and must submit entries by December 9th 2011. For more information on the competition please visit Doodle 4 Google lesson guides are available to help guide students and assist teachers in integrating the competition into their art classes.

Dominic McArdle aged 6 and Clodagh Ryan aged 7 get ready to Doodle for Google. (Photo: Marc O’Sullivan)

WEEKLY YOU have a creative streak which, once let loose, you can even surprise yourself. Let it flow this week as there is much it can be used on. Be bold with your expectations and don’t give yourself barriers. It’s time to confront someone about a situation which has been annoying you recently. It’s better to just get this out in the open. That way you can both move on without the awkwardness of recent times.

TAKE a dream and make it a reality. Those little things you always wanted to do and thought were out of reach, don’t need to belong to someone else. If it’s in your heart and soul then destiny is pushing you in its direction. Go with the flow and see where your dreams take you. This week can be used to drive you in the right direction and start the new you on its way. Friends are good allies when change is needed.

SPACE is all important this week. Don’t allow others to clutter either your time or your space. There is so much more you can be doing than dancing to their tunes. As you’re normally the first one to run when they call, it should help them appreciate your input more. As the weekend moves in you will need to be preparing for social events and you really want to look relaxed and chilled to stun them all.

KEEP your feelings intact this week as someone tries to upset you. You may have the hard shell of the crab but your inners are soft and hurt easily. Rise above sarcasm as it’s a sign of their own faults and weaknesses and they are threatened by your strengths. Whether you know it or not you are very valued by those around you. So don’t feel bad if you indulge yourself a little this week, you deserve it.

TRY to be patient with someone who just doesn’t seem to be getting the message. They might need a more direct method of communication. Double check your bill status that one has not gone into overdue status. News of a celebration will mean more expense than you were planning on. No worries. With careful planning all will be well. The time to start planning is now. It will save headaches in the future.

LAYING low for a while is always a good way to restore energy. However, it’s not really the Virgo way. Your sensible, but sociable nature can leave you in a tizzy as to what you should do. Either way you may party but watch the pennies carefully.Time for a clear out in the home, which is just what your body and soul needs to prepare it for the months ahead. Stand firm against the urge to hoard again.

EVEN if you say nothing you seem to put your foot in it this week. Somehow people just seem to take things the wrong way and there is nothing you can do about it. Just leave them to their own negative thoughts and go ahead with your own life and don’t carry their baggage. On the up side there are those who you can relax with and be totally at peace. These are the people you should be surrounding yourself with.

WHEN you seem to be losing the way and can’t seem to keep up then maybe it’s time to stop and rethink. A friend in need is a friend in deed and no matter what problems you have they are normally the first to be there. Once you’re back on your feet again you should have a much clearer picture of the obstacles and how to remove them. These times are sent to test us and normally we pass them with flying colours.

FINDING peace of mind may not be easy this week, you just seem to be chasing your tail. The thing is, you’re so busy sorting the problems that you can’t see that you are making amazing headway. You can be assured that others are wondering how you’ manage to achieve all that you do. Don’t feel like you’re cheating if you take time to put your feet up at the weekend. If anyone deserves it you do.

OF late you appear to have impressed someone by your handling of certain situations. This may give them the courage to approach you regarding a problem they have. Be patient. It’s time for a look at fashion again as it may be time for some new additions to the wardrobe. No need to break the bank, but you may have need of a new outfit in the weeks to come. Watch the post carefully; there could be a bill that needs urgent attention.

SILENCE is golden. Don’t carry gossip. Someone is on a mission and you don’t need to get caught up in it. This week is for making positive plans for your future, don’t get sidelined into throwing money away on things you don’t, and possible will never, need. There are people who may be a little jealous of your achievements to say the least. Don’t let them gate crash your party. Enjoy what you have worked hard for.

SOCIAL scenes hold a great attraction for you this week. There appears to be someone who is drawing you into their circle like a spider on a web. Well there are worse places you could be drawn into. A little personal pampering will put you in the right path for where you need to be emotionally. Cool and calm is the mood you need to set, as it will show in your personal appearance while out and about.

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Caps off at Wallis’ Bar, Midleton EILEEN and Jackie at Wallis’ Bar, Main Street, Midleton have a lot of bottle. Actually, they have a lot of bottle caps - and with very good reason. As loyal Coca-Cola customers, Wallis’ Bar was one of a select few bars in Cork - and the only one in Midleton - to be offered the chance to save its bottle tops from all Coca-Cola products (except Coke itself, but more on that later) to win prizes for the bar’s staff, including hoodies, t-shirts, ipods, ipads and even a 50 inch HD TV.

Collecting for the past two months, Eileen and Jackie admit that a few of the tops might have ended up in the bin - ‘It’s tearing busy; it’s Saturday night; the bar is packed - you don’t always have time to put them in the big bottle,’ Jackie laughs. ‘But we think we’ve got most of them,’ Eileen adds.

Tops from Sprite, Fanta, Sprite Zero, Red River Rock, Appletiser and Schweppes (but not the tonic waters) were deemed admissable and the staff at Wallis’ Bar have now filled the bottle twice over.

Jackie and Eileen estimate that they have at least 2,000 bottle tops to spend on Coca Cola goodies, with both ladies determined to get their hands on (not odd one out) hoodies. ‘They’re 200 points each,’ Jackie explains, ‘so there should be plenty to go around.’

Alas, the 50” HD TV may be out of their reach, coming in at a whopping 9,500 points, but there’s still plenty to choose from, although we pity the poor Coca Cola employee who has to count all the caps!

But why not Coke, Diet Coke or Coke Zero bottle tops? ‘We’d have wiped them out in a weekend,’ Jackie laughs...

‘We would have filled the big bottle with Coke tops alone in two days, so they knew what they were doing with the competition!’

It just goes to show: it’s not always CocaCola!

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

'Market' research for Presidential candidate, Sean Gallagher's wife, Trish in East Cork

TRISH Gallagher, wife of Presidential candidate, Seán Gallagher, is wearing sensible shoes and, quite frankly, we can't blame her.

Heading out on the campaign trail last week, the Cork-born Dragon's wife was in fine form as she visited Cobh, Midleton and Youghal, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, including Midleton's own Count John McCormack. In Midleton, Trish visited Market Green Shopping Centre and

Midleton Farmers' Saturday Market, where the East Cork Journal caught up with her for a quick chat.

Trish, originally from Kanturk and who lived in Midleton for five years, was delighted to be out supporting her husband on ‘home turf’ as it were and told the ECJ, 'I have huge belief in Seán, and Seán has huge belief in the people of Ireland. For the past 18 months, we've been travelling around communities and what Seán and I have seen is a lack of hope.'

But Trish believes that Seán is the right man to bring hope back. 'I think he can engender confidence and motivate people,' Trish states. 'With his business background, people come up to him and say "I'm unemployed, but I want to work - what do I do?" and Seán will give them the best advice he can. It's immensely gratifying when these same people come back up to Seán and say, "Thank you, your words worked."' Seán was the co-founder of Smarthomes, Ireland’s fastest

A collective thumbs-up as Seán's supporters take to the street in Midleton

growing technology company. As an entrepreneur for over a decade, Seán has helped to mentor other budding entrepreneurs through RTE’s successful Dragons’ Den and through his work with County Enterprise Boards and Chambers of Commerce around the country. Travelling the length and breadth of the country, the one question that Trish and Seán have been asked more than any other is 'Can you help?' and the couple, who were married in 2010, believe that yes, Seán can.

Keeping it in the family: Trish Gallagher with Tim O'Leary from Tallow, Count John McCormack who, with his 'motorcade' who is distantly related to Trish and Trish's mum, Noreen O'Connor was at Trish's side during her day in East Cork

Seán used to work with innercity youths in Dublin, some of whom had alcohol or drug addictions. ‘He knows what it's like out there and believes he can help to get the nation back on its feet.'

Brimming with positivity, Trish who was raised in a farming background - spent several years working as a Sales Rep for L'Oreal and believes that yes, her husband is definitely worth it.

The 'it' in question being countless hands shook, miles walked and questions answered. 'I'm very proud of what Seán's trying to achieve,' Trish concludes, 'it's all about being positive and giving people hope, whether here or abroad.'

Sean Gallagher's Presidental campaign motto is 'Let's put our strengths to work.' Trish - one of his greatest strengths of all - says goodbye and is back on the campaign trail. Sensible shoes and all.

Trish Gallagher, wife of Presidential candidate, Seán Gallagher, in conversation with Cllr. Ted Murphy, Midleton Town Council

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IT’S ALL HAPPENING IN YOUGHAL WITH DENISE FITZGERALD Youghal Garden & Flower Club help Cystic Fibrosis

Youghal Actors feature in J.B. Keane’s “Sive”

ONE of the best known of John B Keane’s plays, “Sive” will be presented in the Community Centre in Youghal, directed by Sean O’Neill, on October 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th and 30th next, inclusive.

Sive, from its premiere, is a play that has been loved nationwide. Its tragic beauty and commentary on an overbearing patriarchal and clericaldriven state, obsessed with maintaining a moral highground and traditions, touched a point with Irish audiences. When the celebrated actress, Siobhan McKenna saw Sive at the Olympia theatre, Dublin she declared the play would be a success even on Broadway. McKenna described the play as ‘the most exciting play I had seen in a long time. The characters, the language and the absolute honesty of it, gave a true picture of Ireland, without insulting or ‘plámásing’ it”. YOUGHAL Flower & Garden Club held a very successful fundraising Gala Demonstration in September last, hosted by Sandra Finneagan of AOIFA. The night included a competition and Plant Sale. The members turned out in their numbers for the event, and the people of Youghal and surrounding areas supported the Gala night, the proceeds of which would go to help Cystic Fibrosis.

Much work and effort was put into the organising and running of the event, and the members of Youghal Flower and Garden Club were delighted

to raise a total of €2,000. On Tuesday, October 11th the members of the Club welcomed Callie O’Sullivan of Cystic Fibrosis to Farrell’s of Summerfield, where the cheque was presented to her by Trisha Hogan, Chairman. Callie was very appreciative of the donation and thanked sincerely all the members. It was yet another great season for the very busy members of Youghal Flower & Garden Club, who love their hobby so much that the saying “God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done” definitely applies.

Youghal Concerned Citizens continue their work

THE October meeting of YCC was held on October 6th last in the Red Store, Youghal.


The meeting opened with an update from BEAG, the anti hazardous waste group,which was read to the meeting by Secretary, Adrian Hyde. The Group are continuing their work in compiling data and pertinent information, and a Coffee Morning to help raise funds was organised for the following morning.


Bus Tours - the Marketing group gave a brief outline of their activities and confirmed that the Meet and Greet Service to date had been a huge success.Extra tour buses had stopped in Youghal, and others had extended their stay in the town with tourists making their way to the Main Street, resulting in money being spent in the town. With some tour bus companies now winding down for the season, the Marketing Group are planning ahead for next year with video, brochures and presentations being compiled for bus companies. The goals and objectives of the marketing group, and its priorities, were discussed with a suggestion that the diaspora of Youghal be targeted in the longer term. A meeting was also agreed with YSEDG for future work on marketing of Youghal.

‘Youghaloween Spooktacular’ the inaugural Halloween Festival

The Secretary confirmed that any clubs or characters in fancy dress (children or adults!) would be most welcome to join the ghoulish parade at 3pm on Saturday, 29th October. Flyers and posters were going to print, and a photoshoot was organised for next Tuesday. A packed schedule over the weekend of 28th - 30th would see a headless horseman ride down the Main Street of Youghal; Presentations on the witch of Youghal and paranormal investigation; the witches trail for those wanting to sample a drink (or two!); treasure hunts; pumpkin competitions; story telling and fortune tellers, and ghastly torture machines will be on display in Barry’s Lane. This unique event packed weekend is a first for Youghal and should be a huge showcase for the town.


The Treasurer called for volunteers to help with a collection day on the 28th in aid of Youghal Concerned Citizens. Anybody wanting to donate an hour of their time can phone the Secretary on 024 - 91355. The next public meeting of Youghal Concerned Citizens takes place at the Red Store on Thursday, 3rd November. All are welcome to attend.

The action of the play takes place in the kitchen of Glavin’s small farm house in a remote mountainous part of southern Ireland. All actors and technicians are local to Youghal except for actress, Denise O Brien, who hails from Dungarvan. Youghal actors include Mary O’Brien playing Nanna; Martin Hennessy as Thomasheen Sean Rua; Ted O’Brien as Mike Glavin; Aidan Brown as Liam Scuab; Donie Fitzgerald is Sean Dota; Tommy Curtin plays Pats Bocock and Brian Hogan takes the part of Carthalawn. Set Design is by Lora Murphy, Sound Engineer Warren Tivy, Lighting - Tony Irwin, Costumes Margorie Mc Donald, Stage Manager - Ruth Hayes,

Set Construction - Jim Coughlan, Back Stage Gwillym Dewick, Prompter Eithne Watson.

Michael Beecher is PRO, and Sal Tivy is responsible for PR. Popular local Harpist, Jane Crowley, will entertain patrons before the show and during the interval. Sean O’Neill, no doubt, will have brought his own inimitable style to the production and direction of this great play, and having it staged in Youghal is a huge boost to the people of East Cork who will no doubt be looking forward to coming along to the Community Centre to enjoy – for some – another viewing of Sive. For those who have not seen this magnificent play, you are in for a treat. Tickets are selling well at the moment and Sean O’Neill told The East Cork Journal that the proceeds from the opening night will be donated to Save Our Ambulance Fund. The show starts at 8pm sharp each night and tickets are €20 with concessions for OAP’s and Students at €10. For bookings and more information, please ring 087 234 9472.

Youghal and East Cork make impression at Historical Societies Exhibition

THE 3rd annual family heritage festival, Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2011, took place in the City Hall, Cork, on Friday, September 30th 2011. There were 50 exhibits from throughout Cork City and County, including the film archives, the history of stone masonry, Churchtown North, Bere Island, Cork Genealogy, the history of boxing, the Famine Commemoration Committee, Ballincollig History etc. and included photographs and memorabilia. The work was presented mostly by the various historical Societies of villages and towns over the past few years. East Cork was very well represented with stands from Aghada/Whitegate, Cobh Town, Spike Island, The Titanic Trail and Youghal Town. Kinsale, Bandon, and even little places like Aubane near Millstreet and Kilmurray also had stands at the show. One of the most popular stands was that of the Youghal Group, which was visited by a large number of interested persons. This was Youghal’s first outing at the exhibition. Michael Hackett and the Windsors took great time in assembling a splendid stand and complimented it with their historic outfits. The stand showed what a fascinating place Youghal is. The Youghal team also had great fun. Thanks to Kay Donnelly who has always been at the exhibition and gave freely of her advice. The Youghal stand was very ably represented by Margaret Winser, Kay Donnelly, Cliff Winser and Mike Hackett. Catryn Power, County Archeologist, who was one of the organisers of the whole event, also stood in with the Youghal contingent, whose

stand included old photos of the Strand, Clock Gate, Collegiate Church, Old Bridges, Quayside Scenes and shots from the making of the Moby Dick film in 1954. Information leaflets about the town were handed out to visitors, as were some history books of the Youghal area. Hundreds of history fans and buses of secondary grade school children spent hours admiring and learning from the photos and information sheets, and the very stylish costumes worn by Mike Hackett and Cliff Winser were the cause of much merriment and admiration.

This was a wonderful event, much appreciated by all who were lucky enough to have attended, and for the young students a confirmation that, whilst one should not brood on what’s past, one should never forget it either.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Bitesize News


Compiled by Denise FitzGerald 087 812 8262 / Pharmacy Opening Hours 'Beauty of Youghal' SUNDAY, October 23rd: Walsh’s Pharmacy will be open from 12noon to 1pm. Walsh’s Pharmacy will be closed.

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Gently improve your flexibility and strength. Posture work, breath awareness and relaxation structured into the classes. Every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm and Wednesday from 10am to 11.30am in Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street. Contact 087 0569907 for further details.

An October Blitz in Youghal

Avril Sheridan and Catriona Hennessy of Nu Shuzz will be featuring in the new TV3 show, S.O.S. (Save our Shops - see elsewhere in the ECJ for more details). One of the suggestions from Lisa Fitzpatrick, Style Guru, was to hold a Blitz Sale of their current stock of Shoes, Bags and Accessories, all of which will be sold at half price or less. The sale will be held this weekend, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October for two days only in the Rivergate Mall, at the former Le Gourmet premises. The Sale will be from 12noon each day until 8pm.

GAA Fundraising Quiz

The GAA Fundraising Quiz Night will be held in Club Aras on Friday, October 21st next. Registration is at 7.30pm. Team of four €40 with a great Raffle on the night. Come along and support your club, at the same time having a great night out with friends.

The current Exhibition at Youghal Credit Union, featuring the Beauty of Youghal, is a must see of wonderful photography of the Youghal and surrounding areas. Photographed by Bob Rock, proceeds from the sale of the prints will all be donated to Trocaire. Most of the prints have now been sold, and those remaining are selling to clear at half price until October 24th. These prints are exceptionally beautiful and truly reflect the beauty of Youghal and, with Christmas coming up they are a real bargain and ideal for Christmas presents. Pop in before October 24th, and pick your favourite scene at half price.

Youghal Musical Society AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Youghal Musical Society will take place in the Old Imperial Hotel (Joe Dans) on Friday, October 21st at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations, John!

Congratulations to local Youghal man, John Galvin, who was recently awarded Craftsman of the Year 2001 at the London Design Week 2001. John, son of Frank and Rose Galvin, is a cabinetmaker, craftsman and furniture artist with more than ten years of experience in the design field. Located in Glasgow’s West End, John specialises in the application of traditional cabinet making methods to design unique pieces of furniture. A great achievement for John.

Thank you from Youghal Community Youghal Alert meeting Meals on Wheels The next meeting of Youghal Community Alert will take place on Thursday, November 10th in the Red Store. Coffee and Scones will be provided, and all are welcome to come along and learn what Community Alert is all about. It is hoped that this convenient time and venue will entice elderly members of the community to attend, but family members, or anyone with questions or concerns regarding any aspect of community security, are very welcome also.

Care and Repair

A reminder to all about the wonderful, free service that is available to residents of Youghal who are aged 65 years or over. Care and Repair are a Youghal Service which has a team of trustworthy volunteers who help with small DIY jobs, such as fitting locks and smoke alarms, small paint jobs, occasional garden work etc., All it will cost you is any materials you need e.g. paint, plugs. To find out more, telephone Cumann na Daoine on 024 91900.

The Committee of Meals on Wheels wish to thank very sincerely the collectors, and all who contributed so generously at our recent Church Gate Collection. The amount collected was €1,172.60. Thank you.

Foróige Youth appeal for gym equipment

If you have any gym equipment lying about at home that is never used, would you like to donate that gym equipment to the Foróige Youth Centre. They are looking for good quality second hand gym equipment which can be made accessible to young people who use the dance/fitness studio. This would be a very positive move for the Club, and we would be very grateful for it. Please contact Martin in confidence on 086 7800171.

Cry Monster Quiz

Is this for you?

Are you finding it difficult to move on after unemployment? Are you feeling lonely, isolated and vulnerable? Would you like to discover new ways to take control of your life? We all feel alone at times, but together we can learn a dynamic way to move forward.

In just two sessions learn practical techniques which you can use immediately, and uncover supports you can lean on in Youghal. The dates are October 19th and November 9th from 10am to 1pm. Organised by SECAD, South and East Coast Area Development in partnership with Cumann na Daoine, you can reserve your place by contacting Evelyn McGrath on 024 91900.

Your old mobile phone could save lives Hallowe'en Tabletop Quiz will be held on Thursday, October 27th at Power's Bar (Mount Uniacke). A table of 4 costs €30. Quiz starts at 8pm sharp. There will be a raffle on the night and fancy dress is optional. A great night is assured and all proceeds will go to the CRY relocation fund.

Tutors needed

Youghal Adult Learning Group provides a service for people who need help with their reading, writing and maths skills. Voluntary tutors are required – are you willing to give up 1-2 hours of your time every week to help adults with their reading, writing and spelling? If so, please contact Cathy on 024 93674 or 086 8238746. Starting soon. Training will be provided.

Help Aura to help Barnardos

Aura Youghal is holding a colouring competition and best dressed competition which will take place in the Centre from Friday, October 28th to Monday, October 31st, in association with Barnardos Charity. Prizes will be given each day for those who win. The competition will end on Monday, October 31st at 4pm. Prizes of free Family Swim to best costume and colouring picture on each day. We will provide colour materials, but feel free to create your own and drop them in to the centre. It’s great fun and it will help the children of Barnardos.

Bring a smile to seniors

Caring people are needed. You can make a real difference to the lives of the elderly. We provide personal and home care in their homes. Flexible, part time work is available.

Training will be provided. Transport is desirable but not essential. For further information, please call Home Instead Senior Care on 021 500 2205. Your help is needed.

Kinsalebeg are in the process of getting its first life saving defibrillator. You can help them achieve this by dropping your old mobile phones into Collection Boxes which are located at the following locations: * The Blackwater Garden Centre, * Kinsalebeg Hall * Kinsalebeg School * Kinsalebeg/Clashmore Church * Kinsalebeg Community Group * Kinsalebeg Community Alert Group * Ardsallagh Community Alert Group Your support would be greatly appreciated.


19/10: 10am - 11.30pm Yoga 3pm - 5pm Women's Group BINGO 7.30pm - 9.30pm Needlework & Craftwork 7.30pm - 9.00pm GROW (Community Mental Health Group) 20/10: 8pm - 9.45pm Bingo

21/10: 2pm - 4.00pm Indoor Bowls

24/10: 10am - 12noon: Needlework & Craftwork 4pm - 5pm St. Vincent de Paul 25/10: 5.45pm - 7.30pm Weight Watchers 7.30pm - 9pm Yoga.

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Wednesday, October 19th. 2011 - The East Cork Journal

The Ecclesiastical Review FAITH HEALER IN YOUGHAL

FATHER Thady Doyle, Jesus Power Ministries, and author of several books, paid a visit to Youghal on Saturday last, October 15th and spoke to the large number of people who came along between 2pm and 5pm to the Church of the Holy Family. Jesus Power Ministries is dedicated to helping people to become open to the power of God that can transform and enhance all their lives Father Thady, The House of Mission, Shillelagh, Arklow, Co. Wicklow is the Editor and chief writer of The Curate’s Diary, assisted by co-workers, which is a monthly magazine, dedicated to helping people to grow in their relationship with Jesus, and to become open to the Higher Power that can so enhance one’s life. Father Thady’s own life is dedicated to the new evangelisation, that is trying to help people grow spiritually, despite the pressures of the modern world. Thankfully, many people from all over the world have testified to how their lives have been touched through the Diary. Experience has shown that when it is in a house, it will be picked up even by those who

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might not otherwise read spiritual literature, and that sometimes the Holy Spirit can really speak through it. The Diary sets out to provide spiritual, including inspiring, testimonies in a way that could touch the life of the ordinary person. The event was very well attended and made an impact on those who were present during the afternoon.

A Eucharistic Celebration for all the World What Happens?

‘The offerings that will be collected [on World Mission Sunday] are destined for a common fund of solidarity distributed, in the Pope’s name, by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, among the missions and missionaries of the entire world.’ Every year the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions grow - as new dioceses are formed, as new seminaries are opened because of the growing number of young men hearing Christ’s call to follow Him as priests, as areas devastated by war or natural disaster are rebuilt, and as other areas, long suppressed, are opening up to hear the message of Christ and His Church. That is why the involvement and commitment of Catholics from around the world is so urgently needed. Offerings from Catholics in the United States, on World Mission Sunday and throughout the year, are combined with offer-

Youghal Methodist Church, Friar Street

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

Cork Methodist Church, Ardfallen, Douglas Road

Sunday, October 23rd: Morning Service at 11.30am, led by Rev. Colin Milligan. You are welcome. Other activities during the week include Bible Studies, Prayer Meetings, Bowls, Badminton, Youth Groups, Women’s Groups etc.



Enrolment for the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion

World Mission Sunday

WORLD Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. In 2011, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on October 23rd. Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-tolast Sunday in October. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission Sunday is ‘an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all the missions of the world’. Pope John Paul II has also spoken of the Propagation of the Faith’s General Fund of support, calling this a “central fund of solidarity.” In a message delivered on a recent World Mission Sunday, the Pope said,

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ings to the Propagation of the Faith worldwide. Mission dioceses - about 1,100 at this time - receive regular annual assistance from the funds collected. In addition, these mission diocese submit requests to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples for assistance, among other needs, for catechetical programs, seminaries, the work of Religious Communities, for communication and transportation needs, and for the building of chapels, churches, orphanages and schools. These needs are matched with the funds gathered in each year. The world’s national directors of the Propagation of the Faith vote on these requests, matching the funds available with the greatest needs. These funds are then distributed, in their entirety, to mission dioceses throughout the world.

Further details from Rev. Colin Milligan 0214292503.

Youghal Baptist Church

(people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 11am in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned). Speaker Mervyn Scott. ‘His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness’ 2 Peter 1v3. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 024-25964/086-1732034 or see “

If you wish to contribute to this page, please contact Denise on 087 8128262 or email

A MEETING for parents who wish to have their children enrolled for these Sacraments was held on Monday last, October 17th in the Holy Family Church. Enrolment will take place on Sunday next, October 23rd, at the following Sunday Masses6.30pm, 9.30am, and 11am. The station envelope is in the box of building envelopes. Please bring your station envelope offering to the Station Mass of the area where you live. The Station envelope offerings are part of what makes up the ‘priests income’ for the year. As priests, we depend on the offerings you give during the Spring and Autumn Stations, as well as the offerings given at Christmas, Easter and the basket collection on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. If a person or family does not have a Station envelope, please contact one of the priests.

Autumn Stations

Friday, October 21st at 8pm: Knockally,Piper’s Bog, Clashadonna, Barnageehy West, Ballyvergan West, Ballyhobbert, at the home of John & Margaret Keniry. Monday, October 24th at 8pm: Muckridge, Kilmagner, Curraghboy & Kilnatoora, at the home of Sean & Mary Fitzgerald. Monday, October 24th at 8pm: Fanisk, Inchquin, and Burgess, at the home of Tadgh & Catherine Foley. Friday, October 28th at 8pm: Monearmore, Beanfield, Coolaha, Redbarn & Clonard, at the home of Kieran & Cathy Mariga. Friday, October 28th at 8pm: Knockattigan, Ballymacask, Windgap and Ballinvarrig, at the home of Tom and Joan Collins.

Parish of Midleton and Ballintotas Mission Sunday – October 23rd

Mission Sunday comes only once a year. On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with, and support to, Christian communities everywhere. World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church Mission worldwide. ‘Together in Faith’ we can all play an active role in helping more than 1,100 dioceses. Collection next weekend will be for the Missions.

Wednesday, October 19th: Dromada, Gurstoke, Glenagare, Meelshane and Dromsarane, at the home of Seamus Walsh at 7.30pm. Thursday, October 20th: Ballintotis, Ballybutler, Ballyedekin and Farrantrenchard in conjunction with Harvest Thanksgiving Mass at Ballintotis Church at 7.30pm. Friday, October 21st: Stumphill, Castleview, Churchtown, Whiterock and Dunsfort, at the home of Denis and Nora Kelleher at 7.30pm. Friday, October 21st: Bawnard and Loughatalia, at the home of Edward and Marian O’Malley at 7.30pm. Thursday, November 3rd: Elfordstown and Gortacrue, at the home of Brian and Bridget O’Callaghan.

Rural Stations this week

Parish of Carrigtwohill Wednesday, October 19th: Rossmore, Fr. O’Keeffe Terrace, Barryscourt North and South, at the home of Paudie and Patricia O’Mahony. Wednesday, October 19th: Riversfield Lower, at the home of Mary Murphy, Number 96. Thursday, October 20th: Castle Close, at the home of Pat and Nellie McGrath, Number 20. Friday, October 21st: Gurranes, Longstown and Fahydorgan, at the home of Dave and Marie Cashman. Friday, October 21st: Baneshane, Ballyannon, at the home of George and Mary Garland. Monday, October 24th: Castle View – Numbers 37 to 79, Rocklands, Cul Ard, Carrigtwhill West, Kent Terrace, Tullagreine, Tara Court, Ban na Greine, Pierce Place, Church Road, Station Road, Ashdale, Ashbrook, The Rock, Fota Rock, Castlelands, Castlelake, Bawn Óg and Ballinabointra, in the Church. Tuesday, October 25th: Maryville, Ahern & Ryan Terrace, Carrig Downes at the home of Bridie Carey, Number 14 Maryville. Wednesday, October 26th: Ballintubber East, at the home of Donal and Maura Collins. Wednesday, October 26th: Westbrook Court, at the home of Noel and Geraldine Wymberry at 11am. Our thanks to all who host the Station Masses.

Autumn Stations

Parish of Ballymacoda/ Ladysbridge Sunday next, 23rd October, is the annual Mission Sunday. On this day we celebrate the spiritual and practical support which the church worldwide gives to the Missions. We pray for a greater understanding of the work of Catholic Missions worldwide, and we are asked to help in a practical way by supporting the Mission Sunday Collection which will be taken at all Masses next weekend

Mission Sunday

Thursday, October 20th: Fanisk, Yellowford, Gortcorcoran and Curraheen, at the home of Michael Shanahan. Friday, October 21st: Ballymakeigh, Gortaskeha, Monagoul, Warren, at the home of John V. and Frances Ahern. Tuesday, October 25th: Church Station, Ballymacoda Church: Ballydaniel, Ballykeneally, Churchlands, Ballymacoda, Cooladerra. Also, Station of Michael and Rose Millerick, Kilcredan, Barnfield (in the church). Also including Knockadoon, Ballyskibole, Ring, Barry’s Cove and Glenawilling. Wednesday, October 26th: Church Station, Ladysbridge: Ladysbridge, Ightermurragh, Kilbeg, Dromada, also including Upper Garryvoe, Ballybutler, Lower Garryvoe and Clonmaine, Rathala, Lisquinlan, Schoolgardens.

House Stations

Our thanks to all who participate in the House Station Masses. This time round the House Stations have given us an opportunity to become familiar with the new texts, and the new Congregational responses which will come into full effect nationally later this year. A special Congregational card is available, which we are also beginning to use at the Sunday Masses.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Bitesize News


Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

€4,863.32 raised by Midleton couple's coffee morning

Midleton hillwalking club back in action

The Midleton Hillwalking Club have announced that their new walk season will commence on November 1st. The club provides a varied range of walks from mountain/hill walks, trail walks and low level walks. The club has a very detailed website and all information is available on The club also has a social aspect with a Christmas Party, Summer BBQ and away trips.

Midleton & district Active Retirement Association

CARMEL and Pat Cooney would like to say thank you to all who supported, in any way, the National Hospice Day for Marymount at their home 17,Cherrywood Ridge in September. The amount raised was €4,863.32. 'It goes to show how generous the people of Midleton and surrounds are,' Carmel told the East Cork Journal.

tidy towns get Wiser

Nick Becker, Secretary, Midleton Tidy Towns Association tells the ECJ that a free Wiser Bins bin is now in situ beside the Midleton Stoves Shop in the Europa Business Park on the Cork Road.

'If you or anybody you know needs to get rid of rubbish or grass cuttings from public areas, now is your chance. Eoin Delaney, the owner of Midleton Stoves and the committee members, have a key for the bin as it is locked to prevent unwanted dumping,' Nick states, before adding, 'A big thank you to Colm O'Brien from Wiser Bins for this generous gesture!'

diabetes Federation of ireland, Cork Branch flag day

The above will hold their annual Flag Day in Midleton on Friday, October 21st. We work to raise awareness of the illness and educate people on the risks of Type II Diabetes and to support all people with diabetes and their families. For further information contact Charlotte in our office at 32 Grand Parade, Cork or on our website If anybody would like to help with the Flag Day please contact Margaret on 087 2944852.

Wednesday, October 19th: Swimming available at the Midleton Park Hotel, Leisure Centre & Spa from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Thursday, October 20th: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30pm. Friday, October 21st: Whist at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. Monday, October 24th: Tai Chi exercises at the Community Forum, Youghal Road, Midleton, from 11am to 12noon. Indoor Bowling at the GAA Pavilion from 2pm to 4pm. Tuesday, October 25th: 45 Drive at the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30pm. There will be an outing to Curraheen Park on Thursday, October 20th. Bus leaving the Midleton Park Hotel at 6.30pm.

Get well soon

Get well wishes to Mossie Quirke. Our wish for you Mossie is that you will soon be back o good health and on the road home to Midleton. Best wishes from a large circle of friends and well wishers. Also, get well wishes to Peggy Cahill, Lisgoold and the message for Peggy is that she is missed by Carmel and ICA members who are thinking of her. Get well soon also to Donal Wall, Rosary Place.

Wedding congratulations

Heartiest congratulations to Andrea and Brian Behan who were married on Saturday last, and to Nicola and Ian Jeffery who were married recently. My wish for both couples is that they enjoy many years of wedded bliss.

Cork Mental Health Association – Midleton branch promotion day

A special promotion day is being held at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton, on Friday, October 21st. Chairperson, Helen Baverstock and committee members will be present to give you any information required, and look forward to meeting you there. There will be a donation box available for anyone wishing to contribute.

Marymount Hospice and Arc House Charity lunch

The above will be held on Thursday, November 17th, in the Castlemartyr Resort Hotel. Tickets €50 each. For further details, please contact Liz on 086 0588574.

east Cork Wheelchair Association Mass

A mass for deceased members will be held on Sunday, November 27th at 3pm, at the Midleton Park Hotel. Chairperson, Helen O’Neill and Secretary, Stuart Griffin are hoping for a big turn out of participating members. More details later.

Great recovery

Glad to see Mary O’Sullivan out and about again and in good form, tending to her many duties after her recent minor accident. Also Marie O’Reilly who is still incapacitated at the moment.

Midleton and district Active Retirement Choir

The choir sang at the 6.10pm Mass on Saturday last and as always were very good, with music by Seán Curtin and under the expert baton of Anne Crowley, who wishes to remind members that the next practice will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 2pm and will continue on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise decided.

Cope Foundation, Midleton church gate collection

Treasurer, Carmel McDonough wishes to thank all those who so generously supported the Church Gate Collection and a special thanks to her helpers, Robert Baily, Oonagh Keegan, Mary Keane, Anne McMahon, Pat Flood, Mary Walsh, Edmond Bailey and Josie Buckley. Renewed thanks to all.

Calling all Crafters

Bus going to Dublin from Midleton to the Stitching and Knitting Show on Saturday, November 12th. To book your seat, contact 087 9761479.

Friends of Midleton Hospital AGM

The AGM of the above will take place tonight, October 19th at 7.30pm in Midleton Community Hospital. New members are very welcome to attend.

Midleton Community First Responders Hallowe’en Fancy dress Ball

The above will take place at the Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday, October 29th from 9pm ‘till late.

Tickets €15. Limited numbers available. Contact 087 2707098 or 087 6934773.

Happy B irthday!

Happy 2nd birthday to Callum Costine, who will be celebrating his big day on Friday, October 21st next. Lots of love from Mam and Dad. Birthday greetings, some belatedly, to Teresa Thompson, Phil Porter, Noreen Dillon, twins Josh and Oliver O’Keeffe, Kevin McSweeney, Yvonne Condon, Eileen O’Sullivan, Megan Buckley, Eleanor Laffan and very special birthday wishes to our good friend Paddy O’Keeffe, Curragh. Hope that you all enjoyed your big day. K.W.

Congratulations to John Jordan, Riversfield Estate, who celebrated his 21st birthday last Friday night with family and a large circle of friends at Isaac’s Bar. A great night was had by all. From Mam, Dad and brother, Damian.

NOTICE TO ALL MOORING HOLDERS IN CORK HARBOUR It is the responsibility of the mooring holder to ensure that their mooring is in the correct position and is clearly marked at all times with the correct mooring number. We hereby give notice that it is the intention of the Port of Cork Company to remove all unauthorised, unpaid or illegibly marked moorings over the coming months commencing on the 14th November 2011. Captain Pat Farnan, Harbour Master. Port of Cork Company, Custom House Street, Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353 21 4273125 Fax: +353 21 4273113 E: 19th October 2011


Credit Union Week Monday, October 17th to Friday, October 21st

THIS is national week for various functions in the Credit Union Movement and the Midleton office and Carrigtwohill sub-office have organised a Monster Draw for a 32" flat-screen HD TV and 3 cash prizes of €50.

Members are entitled to one free ticket per transaction and the draw will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at the Midleton Credit Union.

The local Credit Union Movement is presently in a solid financial situation and, contrary to recent reports, are proud to inform their members that they can continue to fully meet their needs without any restrictions.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal


Midleton Market Green Shopping Centre Tel 021 463 0868

ONLY €15 Best Will in the World Week at Eoin Murphy Solicitors, Midleton

SIGN up to My Legacy’s Best Will in the World Week campaign (running until this Friday, October 21st) and avail of a will consultation with your local solicitor, Eoin Murphy, Watersedge, Riverside Way, Midleton for just €50!

During this week, My Legacy and its member charities are encouraging members of the general public to visit a local participating solicitor to have a will drawn up, or changed, and to consider leaving a legacy to their favourite charity. Through the Best Will in the World Week, you can get professional, impartial advice on your will for just €50, while also helping a favourite charity after you are gone. Leaving a legacy is a simple, wonderfully fulfilling experience and anyone can do it. It does not matter how big or small the gift is - all contributions will make a difference.

For further information, or to book an appointment, please contact Eoin Murphy Solicitors on 021 4638 100 or visit

Carrigtwohill, Cloyne and Youghal pharmacists announced as nominees in Helix Health Pharmacist Awards 2011

€15 Eye Test: Valid for one test booked on or before 30 November 2011. One per person, at Specsavers stores only. CODE 7962. ©2011 Specsavers. All rights reserved.

SECAD course changes in Midleton and Youghal

SECAD has decided to change certain details pertaining to courses that were advertised in last week’s East Cork Journal. Gertrude Cotter, Development Officer, SECAD, states, ‘A decision has been made to move the dates to give us more time to advertise the courses. There are approximately 15 places per course. We are also now running just one course for ten sessions rather than two courses. But people can opt out after the first three sessions if they feel this is not for them.’ The course, entitled ‘Start Your Own Business’ will now run in Midleton on November 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th, 30th and December 1st, 7th and 8th from 1.30pm to 4.30pm each day at SECAD’s offices, Knockgriffin. In Youghal the dates will be November 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and December 1st, 6th and 8th, from 9.30am to 12.30pm each day at Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street. The first three sessions will help you identify your entrepreneurial traits, assess whether you are ready to be your own boss, identify training gaps, set goals, assess your business idea. The final seven sessions will cover business planning, assessment of commercial viability of your business idea, legal, financial, networking and marketing aspects of setting up your business. Admission is free & courses are open to all age groups. You must be in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection. If you attend all ten sessions you can take a FETAC Level 5 Phone Gertrude Cotter at SECAD to reserve your place at 021 4613432 or email

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Rathcormac Scouts take a hike

JULIE O’Neill from Gileads Science Ltd in Carrigtwohill, Dermot Twomey from Cloyne Pharmacy and Edwina Boyce from Murphy’s Pharmacy in Youghal have been announced as nominees in the Helix Health Pharmacist Awards 2011, which recognise pharmacists nationwide for remarkable professional conduct.

A total of nine awards will be presented on the night of the awards ceremony which will be held in Dublin on Saturday, November 12th. Award categories include Excellence in Community Pharmacy, Young Pharmacist of the Year, Pharmacist Contribution to the Community, Practice-based Research Award, Professional Excellence Award, Patient Nominated and Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy. The Overall Pharmacist of the Year Award will be awarded to a winner from the above categories, and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on the night.

All money raised from this year’s Helix Health Pharmacist Awards will go towards The Benevolent Fund Trust of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland which supports those who have been associated with pharmacy and who are now in need of assistance. The funds are put to a wide variety of uses to improve the basic quality of life of those in need. Lack of provision for the inevitable event of retirement, or the unexpected events of being unable to work due to serious illness or premature death of a working spouse, are the primary reasons why people need assistance from The Benevolent Fund.

Rathcormac’s ‘Adventure’ Scouts: Meg Kelleher, DJ O’Leary, Aoife O’Riordain, Aoife Howard, Aine Cashman & Jessica Howard

LAST weekend, some of the Rathcormac Scouts participated in the Sionnach Adventure Challenge in the Burren, Co. Clare. The challenge involved hiking and camping out over the weekend

The Sionnach Adventure, which has the motto ‘Take nothing but photographs….Leave nothing but footprints’ is open to patrols of 4 or more scouts in the 13 to 16 age range, accompanied by a leader.

Those taking part are required to fill in a route card, take a gear list and pay special attention to the potential hazards involved. It was a great learning experience for all the scouts who took

part, including one who commented: ‘If we were dropped off in the middle of nowhere, we could now find our way out.’

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal



WITH 36 Junior Infants arriving at St. Peter’s NS, Dungourney, in Septem-

ber 2011, it was a banner year for the school - a fact that we couldn’t let

go to waste when we popped in to take a class picture. School Principal, John Boylan, kindly provided a bright yellow banner for the children to pose

with - and they did so admirably - with a little help from teachers Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Hurley.

Dungourney NS, which continues to grow on a yearly basis, had something

to smile about too - and not just the fact that they were about to be caught on camera: a couple of weeks ago they raised more than €1,000 for Marymount Hospice. Well done to all!

ECJ School photos available to buy from only €5 (6x4)

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

N S Quoth the raven...

ATURALLY PEAKING with John Whelan-Curtin

Spike Island, Ireland’s Alcatraz on Life FM A NEW documentary series, ‘Spike Island, Ireland’s Alcatraz’ will be broadcast daily at 2pm until this Saturday, October 22nd on Life FM 93.1 As plans are underway to develop Spike Island as a world class tourist attraction, the series looks at the latest plans for the historic island, which lies in the centre of Cork Harbour. The development of a fossil trail is already underway and will be opened to the public in 2012. A team of volunteers from Cobh are currently working with Cork County Council on the restoration of the ancient Fort Mitchel and its grounds, part of which was used as a prison up to seven years ago. This is a labour of love for the volunteers, who have close connections with the island. Jim O’Connor, who leads the volunteer team, was born on Spike and is keen to restore it to its former glory.

Not to be missed, Spike Island, Ireland’s Alcatraz is a six part documentary series. It explores the dramatic history of the island, from its beginnings as a monastic settlement, to its development as a major defensive fort, a transportation centre, a prison for hundreds of children during the famine, a treaty port, a republican prison and a modern prison. It was the scene of fire, mutiny and jail breaks and reflects all the major themes of Irish history. The stories of past residents, prisoners and historians are brought together in this unique series, which is a Life Fm production supported by Sound and Vision, a broadcasting initiative of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

During the series, Cork County Manager, Martin Riordan, describes how a natural habitat has developed on the island over the last seven years, while it has remained uninhabited. He said the flora and fauna have attracted the interest of marine and science agencies who are now working with the County Council to develop a fossil trail, complete with story boards, around the moat of Fort Mitchel. This mile long trail is expected to be open to the public next year. He says that the island will be used as a venue for concerts and events in the near future, and plans for the next few years include opening it as a public park, with a cafe, an events centre and other tourism facilities. County Architect, Denis Deasy, is interviewed about the County Council plans to carry out archaeological investigations around the famine burial grounds on Spike Island. Work is currently underway on the restoration of Fort Mitchel, which was built to be the centre of British defence. Its buildings are of major international significance. Mr Deasy expects that the ruined village will also be restored and that the island will become the focal point of a new tourism plan for the Cork Harbour area.


THE raven, the humble, plain black coloured, hoarse voiced raven, is one of the most fascinating animals on our humble little island. A raven is a large black bird with strong features, a powerful beak and a croaking voices. Sounds like a crow? Well, there’s absolutely no confusing the two because a raven can have a wingspan that reaches 1.5m. That’s right, there can be 5 feet between the wingtips of a large raven, making it unmistakably different from other crows. The most fascinating aspect of these terrifically large birds has nothing to do with their immense and astonishing size, nor their breathtaking displays of aerial acrobatics. They might not have Matt Damon looks but the most incredible thing about these huge and mysterious birds is the beautiful mind of what some might describe as less-than-beautiful birds. Ravens are amongst the most intelligent birds in the world. In studies conducted by researchers, a piece of food was attached to a long piece of string and hung over the side of a sort of bird table. Ravens exposed to this scenario quickly learned to access the food by pulling the string up, stepping on the string to stop it from slipping back so the raven could reach down and catch another part of the string. In this way the birds were able to string a piece at a time to access their food.

There is no real need to look at artificial studies to see just how intensely clever these birds really are. In the wild, ravens will drop stones from the air on top of predators that seem to be approach-

ing their nest. In the wild these birds will hide food in caches. Because other ravens are so sneaky and watch other ravens hiding their food, there is a fairly high crime rate. To stop other ravens from stealing food from their caches ravens will actually make fake caches, to distract and confuse other ravens while they hurry and make real hiding places. Ravens are highly social animals that mate for life and enjoy playtime, even reported to produce a “laughing sound” when they find something amusing. In snowy weather, young ravens appear to slide down slick slopes for no other reason than fun. Apart from being able to perfectly mimic a wide variety of other birds, as well as the voices of other ravens, these remarkable birds can actually mimic the human voice and produce words.

One of the best stories about ravens springs from the Tower of London. The Tower of London is host to a group of captive ravens. This particular story revolves around two ravens; James Crow and Edgar Sopper. Yes, those were their names and no, I don’t know why. Well, James Crow passed away and the other ravens were noted to be concerned and upset with his lifeless body. In response to this, Edgar Sopper subsequently began pretending to die in order to get attention from his other feathered companions.

The raven is an absolutely fascinating fixture in Irish ornithology. These amazing animals can be seen on hills, cliffs, mountains and tall and abandoned buildings.



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Community Heroes honoured at Market Green Shopping Centre, Midleton

IT'S taken two weeks to get pictures of all three winners in the Market Green Shopping Centre, Midleton Community Heroes 2011 competition. The reason? They're all far too busy engaged with their local charities and organisations to pose for a picture!

Luckily, we finally caught all three on camera and are delighted to announce that Let's Get Together Suicide Prevention took the Group Award. Pat Buckley, a long-time supporter of the foundation, accepted a cheque for €500 for the group, as well as a beautiful glass trophy, which Pat promised to take good care of. Recently, as part of World Suicide Prevention Day, the band Fish Go Deep played live in Midleton, with all proceeds going to the Let's Get Together Foundation, with a charity Sky Dive also planned for February 2012. Pat picked up his prize - as did all three winners from Kieran Moore, Imokilly Webs, who co-ordinated the Community Heroes competition on Facebook, and Andrew McVea, Regional Shopping Centres Manager, Tesco Ireland. Meanwhile, there were double congratulations for the two Individual award-winners.

First up, Margaret Trundle of the East Cork Parents & Friends of the Mentally Handicapped Association collected her award, alongside her daughter Fiona.

The duo were heading off to Lourdes the next day, but still found time for a quick chat, with Margaret absolutely amazed at the response to the group and the amount of fundraising done since the beginning of the year. But Margaret emphasised that she was accepting the award on behalf of all the helpers, children and fundraisers who've helped with the Summer Camp which, in 2011, celebrated its 21st year. Finally, Rebecca Dennehy, Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services, Midleton, picked up her award. Juggling a college course with volunteer work with CDYs, we were amazed that Rebecca had the time to show up! Rebecca started working with CDYS just over a year ago and, since then, has already seen it go from strength to strength. New ideas such as the 'Rock School' and 'Bus Stop' drop-in service have proved immensely popular, with the latter taking place each Thursday night at St. John the Baptist Hall, Church Lane where 13 to 18 year olds can pop in an enjoy table-tennis, air-hockey or just a chat or cup of tea.

Kieran, Pat Buckley, Let's Get Together Foundation and Andrew

The Rock School, which ran initially during the summer for a one week period, proved such an attraction that, with the help of Wayne McSweeney, it runs every third Saturday at St. Colman's Community College, Midleton. 'It's been great,' Rebecca tells the East Cork Journal, 'but

Rebecca Dennehy accepts her award from Andrew McVea, Regional Shopping Centres Manager, Tesco Ireland at Market Green

it's not just me and I want to thank everyone else in CDYS for all of their help and support. It really is a team effort with more than 20 volunteers now involved.’ Each Individual award-winner picked up a voucher for the Inchydoney Hotel as well as a

€100 Tesco Market Green gift voucher.

Kieran, Fiona and Margaret Trundle and Andrew

So, if you think you know someone who deserves an award just like Pat, Margaret or Rebecca, start thinking - it won't be long until we're looking for the 2012 Community Heroes at Market Green.

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Midleton and East Cork LETS – can a local currency keep the local economy afloat in difficult times? WHILE not many of us can fix either Ireland’s international debt nor the European banking system, there are other things we can do to shelter ourselves from the worst effects of the austerity packages which we fear will continue to be imposed upon us. One such effort has already begun in East Cork and Cork City, LETS trading systems, where people can trade using local credits side by side with their Euro transactions. In other countries when the national currency and local banks could not cope, complimentary exchange systems have helped people to keep going. For example, during the last war in Germany, cigarettes were used for trading, and in the Argentine in the late 1990s when the banks failed, the local currency, the Red Global, was a significant help to the local economy. Hopefully LETS trading can also help us in Ireland. Here are some of the basics of how it works:

What is LETS?

LETS stands for Local Ex-

change Trading System. It provides a way of buying and selling with a complimentary local trading system, without using regular money.

What is the structure? Midleton LETS group comes under the County Cork umbrella for local currencies, Cork LETS Network. Cork LETS Network does the accounting and keeping track of members, and what they can offer and want. East Cork LETS will, hopefully, develop as local groups formed in the East Cork towns and villages become involved

Members of LETS list what skills and goods they can offer, and the things that they need. These lists are circulated and members contact each other to arrange to buy and sell. The Midleton LETS currency unit is a Midleton Credit. At the moment there are no LETS notes or coins. Instead the system operates on people keeping account of what they buy and sell. This can be done either on-line on the website, or on paper ac-

How Does LETS work?

Carrigtwohill set to celebrate Big Birthday

CARRIGTWOHILL are in celebrating form again - this time the Community of Carrigtwohill are celebrating a big Birthday for their Community Centre, situated in the centre of the village. It has been 60 years since the first dance and opening of the centre, and dancing was very popular in the Carrigtwohill Parish Hall during the 50’s and 60’s. Preparations are in full swing with the organising of an Anniversary dance in the Centre on October 30th, 2011. Local musicians will bring us up through the ages catering for all age groups with special guests, light refreshments and bar facilities adding to the night, which will commence at 8pm until the early hours of the morning. Dance lovers will be thrilled with the line-up of musicians, and the history of our centre will also be on the agenda. Our centre will be decorated beautifully by Cordelia of ‘Party Decor’ to help create a very special atmosphere for the Community of Carrigtwohill. Tickets are selling for €20 each and are available from Community Council Members or call Annette in the centre at (021) 4882265 or (086) 3225229. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

counting sheets.

Where do you get your credits to start off?

Every new trader gets starter credits to get going. However, the bulk of the credits in circulation come from the buyers going into debt. Every credit in circulation is payment for labour or goods that have changed hands in the system. None of the currency is just printed and given out, nor borrowed, as is the Euro. The central administration levies a fee on transactions, and that goes towards paying bonuses and the people who are administering the system.

Where does LETS work best?

LETS works best locally. At the moment there are just over 100 members of Cork LETS Network, and they are scattered from Youghal to the Beara Peninsula. Ideally in the future, there would be groups in every village, street and housing estate and several in each town. It all works better when members are within easy reach of each

other, and local members can meet up for social events and markets.


Split Ends, Midleton: Finalists in Munster Salon of the Year competition

Keeping a central account helps to make sure that the system is not abused, and that people can not buy and buy with out offering goods and services to balance their books.

Can the system be abused?

• To be able to trade goods and services without money • To buy some of the things you need in LETS credits and spare your Euros for other bills • To buy locally to cut down on travel miles and to live more sustainably • To buy luxuries that you would not normally spend Euros on. • To build a strong local community network by getting to know your neighbours and what they can offer

Why have a LETS group?

A meeting of East Cork LETS will be held on Thursday 27th October in Midleton Library 6 – 7.30pm. All are welcome. tel 021 4652429, e-mail

Marymount Coffee Morning in Shanagarry a thank you

SPLIT Ends, a Midleton-based salon, has been selected as a finalist in the category of Munster Salon of the Year, at the Annual Schwarzkopf Professional Irish Hairdressing Business Awards which will take place in the Mansion House on October 24th.

Split Ends, Mill Road , Midleton, have been open since 1983 and employ seven members of staff. This will be the salon’s third time entering the awards and owner, Theresa Keniry-Roche, is looking forward to the finals, which will take place this Monday in Dublin. 'It would be a dream come true to win an award,' she told the East Cork Journal.

ON Friday, September 23rd, a coffee morning in aid of Marymount Hospice was held in Crowley’s ‘Goalpost Bar’ in Shanagarry. Once again this annual event was fantastically supported by the local community and a total of €3,891.50 was raised.

We were delighted with the support and would like to thank Margaret & Seamus for allowing us to hold the coffee morning in their premises again this year.

We would also like to thank all the people that baked lovely cakes, all those that donated wonderful prizes and especially all those that attended and made this a lovely sociable morning as well as such a great fundraising event.

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MAKE WAVES AGHADA resident, Paddy O'Connor, has a marine background, but nothing nautical prepared him for setting up a Sea Scout Group in Aghada.

About five months ago Paddy and his friend, ex marine engineer Frank Cronin from Midleton, decided to set up a Sea Scout Group, having noted that the only other town in Cork to run the Sea Scouts is Cobh. 'We're so close to the water here,' Paddy told the East Cork Journal, 'that it just seemed like an obvious thing to do. With the new facilities at the pier and the pontoon we realised that no one in the area was running something that teaches children about sea safety in the way that the Sea Scouts do.' And so, last week, the 66th Cork Aghada Sea Scout Group met at Aghada Hall - and boy, were they noisy...

As per the regular Scouts, the Sea Scouts are divided by age category: Cubs (aged 6-9), Beavers (aged 9-12) and Scouts (aged 12-15). In total, almost 100 boys and girls make up the Aghada Sea Scouts with new hopefuls being put on a waiting list.

ing, swimming and navigation. With so many people now spending time in or on the water, it's vital that they learn these things early on in life.'

'We have 28 leaders for the Aghada Sea Scouts now,' Paddy states, 'but we need more! The group's council meets once every 2 weeks and we want to increase the group, but we need more adults to come along and give us a hand.' (We believe him: the ECJ was handed a form on its way out of the door). But back to the noise: when we arrived the children (and their leaders, who were remarkably cheerful when losing to a six year old) were playing a chase game, before the ECJ politely interrupted. Spurred on by the Cubs and Beavers present (the Scouts meet at Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club each Wednesday night), the group leaders lined up for their picture first - with the kids behind making silly

faces to encourage the grownups to giggle. Take a look at the picture: it worked.

Then it was up to the children to try and keep a straight face (which they did admirably well). After that, it was back to the important business of having fun and, as the leaders laid out pieces of newspaper on the floor (not the ECJ we hasten to add), the children got to play 'Iceberg!'

Paddy, meanwhile, explained more about the origins of the Aghada Sea Scout group. 'We put word out through all the schools,' he states, 'and received such a positive response. The emphasis is on having fun, but the children also learn valuable lessons like putting on a lifejacket, sea safety, canoeing, sail-

Sea Scouting (Gas贸ga铆acht Mhara) has existed in Ireland since 1912. Currently, all Sea Scout Groups in Ireland are members of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) through Scouting Ireland and Paddy, Frank and all the other leaders have spent time training to ensure they adhere to the strict guidelines laid out. 'It's the same principle as the Scouts,' Paddy adds, 'it's just with more of a water-borne or nautical emphasis which, considering we live right by the harbour, could save someone's life someday.'

With Aghada now joining Cobh in the small category of 'East Cork Sea Scouts', Paddy is optimistic about the future of the Sea Scouts in Ireland. All the children receive a Parents Handbook, which includes information on health and safety, response to misbehaviour, uniform and rucksack requirements and, tellingly, a section entitled 'It's Your Den Too' which states that 'respect for possessions and property is a cornerstone of the Scout Law.' Here, it establishes rules for cleaning up, putting rubbish in bins, ensuring equipment is used and returned safely and that safety equipment is not tampered with.

If the children of the 66th Cork Aghada Sea Scout Group adhere to these guidelines, learn about being safe on and at sea and, most importantly, have fun, we can't help but think that, from now on, for Paddy, Frank and all the leaders, it will be plain sailing.

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Do you have the MG-Factor? Midleton’s Got Talent coming soon to Market Green LAST week, Store Manager, Nigel Troy and Andrew McVea, Regional Shopping Centre Manager, Tesco Ireland got together with Stephen Aherne, Action Entertainments for an impromptu vocal session ahead of this year’s Midleton’s Got Talent at Market Green, which will take place on November 26th and 27th from 2pm to 5.30pm each day.

Will RYANAIR completely take the p**s?

FOLLOWING the announcement from Ryanair that the low cost airline will be removing two of the three toilets on board to make way for more seats bookie, Paddy Power, has opened betting on what Michael O’Leary will introduce next to further cut costs. The odds on the airline taking the pee further and charging passengers to use the one remaining toilet are 3/1, while it’s 250/1 that they’ll introduce a special shewee for women and similar device for men to allow them to pee standing up. There are 66/1 odds available that the airline will start charging for toilet roll and even 1000/1 that Ryanair will develop the first urine fuelled plane!Other potential new cost-cutting changes that the company could introduce include removing all of the airline’s seats at 200/1, or making way for standing room at 6/5, charging customers for hand luggage at 16/1 and bringing in a ‘fat-tax’ for obese travellers at 18/1. What will Ryanair introduce next? 6/5 Standing room 3/1 Toilet fee 5/1 Reduce hand luggage limit by 50% or more 5/1 Introduce in-flight vending machines 16/1 Hand luggage duty (all hand luggage) 18/1 Obesity fee 25/1 Introduce a priority queue for the toilet 25/1 Report an air toilet rage incident 50/1 Sitting in cabin crew seats 66/1 Seatbelt duty 66/1 Charge for toilet roll 66/1 Sitting on pilot’s lap 100/1 Single pilot planes 200/1 Removal of all seats 200/1 Parachute duty 1000/1 Develop the world’s first urine fuelled plane

The trio, aka ‘The Three Midleton Tenors’ told the East Cork Journal that, due to the incredible success of last year’s event, it seemed inevitable that, with the wealth of talent in East Cork, it would happen again in 2012. Stephen Aherne will once again be on MC duties, as the three age categories, 7-11, 12-15 and 16+ take to the stage live at Market Green.

There will be an overall winner in each age category, who will win a recording session with the Vocal Chord, Midleton, while there will also be a €200 Tesco Market Green voucher for the winners. Saturday will see the heats take place, while on Sunday it will be time for the final, with three judges (to be announced) having the hard task of choosing who will be crowned as Midleton’s most talented in 2012.

Stephen Aherne, Action Entertainments, tells the East Cork Journal, ‘Last year was such a great success and we are confident that, when it comes to talent, East Cork has plenty more to offer.’

Want to enter? Application forms are available from the office and the security desk at Market Green Shopping Centre and those interested should please specify, on their form, what type of backing track they will be bringing along (i.e. CD, musical instrument etc.). But, the competition’s not just open to singers - anyone who feels they have the MG-Factor can come along and take part.






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November will see silver anniversary of Conna Sports Complex

NOVEMBER 5TH marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Sports Complex in Conna village, a wonderful asset to the community and to the many groups and individuals who have frequented it down through the years.

Following much planning and fundraising by the Community Council, the dream finally became reality with the opening of the facility in 1987. A strong sense of community spirit, coupled with a willingness to work together, made this project possible. It is living proof that a community dedicated to working together to achieve a common goal can - and will - succeed. The complex is host to a variety of activities including drama, handball, indoor soccer, athletics, dancing, and functions such as flower club and fashion shows. And down through the years has hosted many excellently attended fundraising events and shows; from cookery with Darina Allen to the well-renowned American Tea Parties which ran successfully for many years. A night of entertainment and memories is the theme for the anniversary with memorabilia from the various clubs and groups on display, as well as a commemorative book and calendar on sale.

A cheese and wine reception at 8pm will be followed by a Blessing and some short speeches. Visitors are invited to come and browse the wonderful display of artefacts which have been collected for display.

A cup of tea and some local entertainment will round off what hopes to be a very entertaining evening. The Community Council would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come and help us celebrate this very important occasion in our community.

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We’ll raise a glass to that Midleton Barry Crocket Legacy, Single Pot Still Whiskey wins at International Spirits Challenge IRISH Distillers Pernod Ricard are celebrating after winning a highly esteemed Trophy for its recently launched single pot still whiskey, Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy, at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) held in London this week. The whiskey received the highest accolade within the Whiskies of the World category, following its launch in April 2011 as part of the Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton range. Master Distiller Barry Crockett himself attended the awards ceremony to collect the award.

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard also picked up a Gold medal for its single pot still whiskey, Redbreast 12 Year Old, while Jameson, the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, also had a triumphant night with further Gold medals being awarded to Jameson Gold Reserve, Jameson 18 Year Old Limited Reserve and Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve. These accolades follow a strong year for Jameson after the brand achieved three million nine-litre case sales for the first time, and reached a 61% share

of the global Irish whiskey category.

Anna Malmhake, CEO for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, stated, ‘This is a fantastic result for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and pays tribute to the passion and skill of our talented distillers at the Midleton Distillery in Cork. We are particularly proud of the trophy for Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy, which reinforces the high praise already received for this new whiskey from connoisseurs around the world. The recognition highlights the appreciation of the rich history and tradition of Irish whiskey that our ‘Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton’ initiative has revived.’ Now in its 16th year, the ISC is among the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competitions in the world, receiving more than 1,000 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide.

Barry Crockett, Master Blender, Irish Distillers with the International Spirits Challenge Trophy for ‘Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy’, which was awarded to him at a ceremony in London last week

SOS for Youghal’s Nu Shuzz WITH more than 100 small businesses closing down every week, the time really has come to save Ireland’s shops. S.O.S. or 'Save Our Shops' is a brand new series of programmes currently being filmed by the Irish television channel TV3, presented by Style Guru, Lisa Fitzpatrick. The SOS team are looking for a Pharmacy, Clothing Store and Shoe Shop, who are finding it difficult to keep their heads above water to take part in the new programme. In a recent interview Lisa explained that the TV3 film crew will be going into selected shops to ascertain what the problems might be and, hopefully, fix them with fresh ideas and with no cost to the retailers. Lisa claims that they can save the retailer money, not cost them. 'Don’t close your doors', Lisa says, 'let us save your shop'. Local Youghal ladies, Avril Sheridan and Catriona Hennessy, made an entrepreneurial decision to open their own trendy, up to the minute fashion Shoe Shop on Main Street, Youghal. Avril has two children, Josh aged 10 and Mia aged 3 and Catriona has a daughter, Kayla, who is not yet three years old. During the summer months, Avril heard on the radio about the S.O.S. series and decided

that their shop, Nu Shuzz, could benefit from the advice which would be given on how to improve the quality of their service and, she hoped, this would lead to an increase in their business and attract new customers. Not one to delay, Avril downloaded an application form, forwarded it immediately, and the girls were delighted when, as a result, they were accepted as one of only six stores nationwide to be part of this exceptional series. On September 29th last, the TV3 film crew arrived in Youghal at Nu Shuzz and started filming. Avril and Catriona were then invited to Dublin where they stayed overnight and took part in the next step of the series. Experts were on hand to advise and give their expertise on how it is important, not only to introduce fresh ideas, but also to introduce ways to make their shop stand out from the crowd. Whilst it would be premature to publish any of the advice or help given before the programme is aired, Avril and Catriona told the East Cork Journal that one of the suggestions was to organise a 'Blitz Sale' of their products – Shoes, Bags and Accessories, and these will be sold at half price or less. The sale will be held this weekend, Friday, Octo-


ber 21st and Saturday, October 22nd for two days only in the Rivergate Mall, at the former Le Gourmet premises. The sale will be from 12noon each day until 8pm. Avril and Catriona are determined not to let their store close. They know they provide a personal service, have top quality and high fashion shoes at prices that do not break the bank!

They want to stay in business, and are prepared to work hard at it. Give them a go. Visit their Blitz Sale next weekend, and come away a happy – and future – customer and remember. If the show fits, wear it! S.O.S. Save our Shops will air on TV3 before Christmas, so be sure to tune in and get a glimpse of Youghal, Catriona and Avril, and the very glamorous Lisa Fitzpatrick.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Midleton Town Council bid €200k for old fire station CHRISTY PARKER REPORTS

MIDLETON Town Council has entered a bid of €200,000 to Cork County Council to purchase the town’s old fire station, with a view to converting the site into a community and youth centre. The move was agreed at October’s Town Council meeting, addressed by Denis Ring, Chairman of Jigsaw Midleton Youth Mental Health Project and attended by Nuala O’Connell of SECAD.

Mr. Ring said studies dating back to 2007 supported the vital need for such a facility to serve the town and its hinterland. A presentation by two students had previously impressed this upon the council, at a time when the Sluagh Hall seemed a possible acquisition. Despite the council’s support, this option had been denied them by the Department of Defence. While the old station, on Midleton's Mill Road, is in a very poor and deteriorating condition, Jigsaw had identified it as a suitable location and had informed Cork County Council of its interest. Cork County Council, which is

He therefore requested that Midleton Town Council register a bid of €200,000 towards for same.

Unanimous support

legally bound to place the site on the open market when selling it, had provided access to the site for Jigsaw to compile an Engineer’s Report and to provide estimated development costs.


The Engineer’s Report estimated the value of the site at €260,000 but questioned whether this represented value for money in the current economic climate. The report suggested three options: i) Renovate the site at a cost of €65,000 and lease it from Cork County Council; ii) Upgrade it to accommodate functional mul-

tipurpose community hall, reception, meeting rooms and support facilities at a cost of €350,000, again leased; or iii) purchase and demolish the building and completion of new, state-of-the-art facilities as provided in preliminary drawing provided by Jigsaw in regard to Sluagh Hall, at €660,000, plus €40,000 to €60,000 for fixtures and fittings. The speaker favoured the Town Council owning the proposed facility, with a management structure as contained in a previously prepared business plan. The plan covered such issues as the estab-

lishment of a formal management structure to include representatives of user groups, identification of key anchor tenants, (such as CDYS - Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services), employment of a development coordinator officer and employment of managing staff, perhaps through a TUS scheme. Mr Ring said funding could be accessed from such sources as SECAD Rural Development programme and Cork County Council Grant schemes but not towards purchase of a building.

Have you seen Youghal lately?

- Explore the magnificent Town Walls and fortifications in the historic Old Quarter. Take in St. Mary's Collegiate Church and Gardens - Sample culinary delight with the town's signature Youghal Gold Label Seafood Pie or enjoy family friendly dining in one of the many eateries. - Take a 5km stroll on Youghal's beaches. Three blue flag beaches perfect for summer holidays! - Grab a rod and go fishing - Off-shore with charter boats or onshore. Bass, Mackerel, Pollack, Conger, Dogfish, Plaice, Sole..... Take some time to relax with Golf, Pitch and Putt, Greyhound racing, Aura Leisure Centre, Perks Entertainment Centre, Sli na Slainte, Fox's Lane Folk Museum and much more.

Friday, October 28th

Perk's Kiddies Halloween Party 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Headless Horseman rides through Youghal 7pm.

Presentation on The Witch of Youghal 8pm Guest Speaker Kay Donnelly gives a unique insight into the events surrounding the trial of Florence Newton in 1661. Old Imperial Hotel. Admission Free

Live music at The Nook Bar from 9.30pm

Karaoke - Disco night at JD's Bar from 10:30pm

Saturday, October 29th

Torture Machines on display 11am – 4pm Barry's Lane. Staffed by a myriad of characters Story Telling for children 11am Tales for children in the historic St. Mary's Collegiate Church. Admission Free. For parents, a Coffee Morning in aid of St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

Historic Tour of Youghal 12noon Take a free guided history tour of Youghal with Sheila Loughnane. On foot. Assembly outside Visitor Centre at Barry's Lane. Takes approx. 1 hour. Fore! 12:30-2:30pm Support local charity with a round of golf. Booking essential. Contact The Nook Golf Society. Ph. 024-92225

Fortune Tellers 2-5pm Have your fortune told at Moby Dicks Bar. Various prices.

Ghoulish Parade through the historic streets of Youghal 3pm Parade leaves Dolphin Square to Barry's Lane via back street. Proceeds down North Main Street and finishes at Dolphin Square. Raining? Bring a black umbrella! Childrens Halloween Party 4pm A ghastly party at the Red Store, Youghal with traditional Halloween games Presentation by Cork Paranormal Investigations 8pm Guest Speaker Jacqueline Horgan details the work of paranormal investigation. Old Imperial Hotel. Admission free.

Cllr. Ted Murphy supported the proposal as 'an idea opportunity' while citing €200,000 as a very reasonable offer for a building that the County Council had acquired for 'a song' and which was now falling down. He observed that about one third of the potential users lived within the town boundaries, with the remainder in Cork County Council’s jurisdiction. Cllr. Noel Collins warned that 'cheque book tycoons' may also have designs on the site but wished the proposal well 'for the benefit of the Midleton community, young and old.' Amidst unanimous endorsement, Cllr. Pat Buckley noted that every other town in the area had a youth facility except Midleton. 'It is vital that we get this. It is a long-term investment,' he stressed. Cllr. Sean Buckley said the opportunity was 'a no-

brainer' but hoped that €200,000 was sufficiently high to acquire the site.

Town Manager James Fogarty agreed that the 'pressure is on' with other parties also extremely interested in the site. He clarified, however, that other factors as well as the bidding price, would be considered when Cork County Councillors voted on which bid should be accepted. He said he would be strongly supporting Midleton’s bid and urged that Cllr. Collins voice his position strongly in the County Council chamber. He expected the decision would be made sooner rather than later.

Thanking the Town Council for it support, Mr. Ring concluded that its involvement would also help students to understand and better appreciate the role and importance of local government. He added that a successful outcome would see the project also foster better relationships and understanding between diverse generations within the community.

Follow the witches trail...

Follow the Witches Trail all weekend and sample the witches brew at JD's Bar, The Old Imperial Hotel and the Nook Bar (friday only).

Join the fun!

Don your own ghastly costume and roam the streets of Ye Olde Youghal! Join the Ghoulish parade on Saturday!

This festival has been 100% organised by volunteers in Youghal Concerned Citizens (YCC). To everybody who helped out, we know who you are. Thank you. Quay's Bar Fancy dress & Cpt. Morgan Add some spice to the weekend with the Captain Morgan Promotion. Loads of giveaways from The Captain & his Morganettes with prizes for best fancy dress. Enjoy live music at JD's Bar from 10:30pm

Live music at The Nook Bar from 9.30pm

Sunday, October 30th

Torture Machines on display 11am – 4pm Barry's Lane. Staffed by a myriad of characters Fortune Tellers 2-5pm Have your fortune told at Moby Dicks Bar. Various prices Treasure Hunt 2-4pm There's gold to be found in Youghal! Enter at Condon's Florists, North Main Street. Prize for first back with all correct answers.

Story Telling for kids 3pm Spooky tales for children at Condon's Florists surrounded by carved pumpkins! Admission Free.

Pumpkin Competition 4pm Prize for the best carved pumpkin. Condon's Florists. Entries accepted between 12:30pm and 1:30pm on day. Free pumpkins available at 11am on Saturday at Barry's Lane. One per family. Accompanied by adult. 1st come, 1st served.

'Sive' by John B. Keane 8pm Youghal Theatre Company presents Sive at Youghal Community Centre. 28th, 29th & 30th. Live music at JD's Bar

Live music at the Quays Bar 10:30pm

The Youghaloween Spooktacular was kindly sponsored by Youghal Credit Union

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THE little village of Killeagh was once more the focus of huge excitement and enjoyment when the Fundraising Committee of St Fergal’s School organised a Sale of Work to help raise funds for a school Multi Sensory Room for occupational therapy, which is indeed a very worthy cause.. The event was advertised to commence at 11am on Saturday last, but such was the interest and support that the doors were opened at 9.30am and the people from Killeagh and surrounding areas surged through. Twenty five years or so in Ireland, Sales of Work were a very commonplace event, being held in all the Parish Halls, School Halls and Community Centres on a regular basis. Since then, there has been a decline in their popularity, so when this Sale of Work was advertised there was much interest shown. This, however, was no ordinary Sale of Work as it included not only the wonderful crafts and arts of the locals, but also stalls with cakes, vegetables, jams, plants, bric a brac, books, childrens toys and much, much more.

C.R.Y’s Tommy Collins was present, and happily interviewed and spoke with many of the people there who were delighted to be able to tell the listeners all about what was happening in Killeagh. A superb colouring competition was organised especially for the Sale of Work and the children from each of the eight classes worked very hard at their pictures as each would be displayed on the hall on the day. The theme for the Colouring Competition

Ali Martin, Jane Sexton, Sarah Smiddy, Chloe O’Donovan, Megan O’Donovan and twins Chloe and Sean Roche

Laura, Aoibhe and Grainne

Flying high is Ruby Long on the broad shoulders of Ronnie Mostyn

was a choice of “Halloween”, “The Playground” or “Autumn”.

The walls of the Hall were awash with colour, and the students were busy pointing out their own picture to their Mams and Dads. The East Cork Journal was told that it was a very hard task to pick the winners, because all the colourings were so good. Eventually, the winners were as follows:

Junior Infants, Fionn Murphy; Senior Infants, Isobelle Guerin; 1st Class, Saoirse Kelly; 2nd Class, Ali Dorrian Lee; 3rd Class, Callum Magner; 4th Class, Joanna Keniry; 5th Class, Patrick Harty; 6th Class, Jamie Landers.

But nobody left the hall empty-handed, and visitors were seen leaving with arms laden with goodies of all sorts, having enjoyed courtesy tea or coffee, homemade pastries, scones or biscuits, and having that very important chat with the neighbours.

The people of Killeagh and surrounding areas are known, not only for their generosity, but also for their great support of all things local. The Parents Association were delighted with the help which they received for the Sale of Work, with people donating not only their time and money, but also baking, sewing, collecting for the various stalls, coming along on the day, and giving any help they can. A huge sum of €2,000 was raised, a tribute of their support and generosity, for which the Parents Association extend their sincere thanks.

Parents and members of the Parents Association

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Jason Coleman with Marie Flanagan and Mary Coleman

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Peter and Janice Buckley with Caroline Walsh, Sharon Roche and Emma Black

Picture perfect are Lucy Wiggans, Ruth Cody, Ali Wiggans and Abigail Cody from Garryvoe

Niall and Cadhla Kearney enjoy the event

Niam and Rose Goggin with their friend, Aisling Daly

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David Kelly and David Buckley with Maggie Walsh at the Bric a Brac stall

Miaow says Emma Long, pictured with Karen Kearney

Linda Bashford, School Principal, Sarah Kelly, Treasurer, Alan, Ellen and Madison Costigan with their cousin, Ciara Motherway Elaine Martin, Chairperson and Geraldine Sheehan, Secretary

Grainne, Aaron and Daisy get some cakes

Ali, Megan, Niamh, Chloe and Ava

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Matters of 'life and limb' raised at Midleton Area Committee meeting

AT the September meeting of the Midleton Area Committee of Cork County Council, held at County Hall, where Cllr. Eoin Coyne, Mayor of Youghal was in attendance, Cllr. Noel Collins, newly re-elected Chairperson of the committee, proposed to receive a deputation from Avoncore Bungalows Residents Association before the other business of the meeting.

All in attendance agreed, and a deputation consisting of 3 residents of Avoncore Bungalows addressed the meeting and outlined their frustration at the lack of progress to date.

Avoncore residents frustrated at 'lack of progress'

A detailed submission highlighting the various issues in the estate was given to Madeleine Healy, Senior Executive Engineer (Substitute Senior Engineer) by Liz Butler on behalf of the residents.

The main areas of concern for the residents are the lack of road markings and poor road & footpath conditions. Ms. Healy undertook to examine the issues as per the submission, and liaise with the Area Engineer; however, she noted that current budgetary constraints mean that an immediate solution to the problems outlined is unlikely. Liz pointed out that the social side of the estate has had improvements carried out, and queried how funding is prioritised between social and private elements vis-à-vis estates.

College Manor, Cobh: Problem has worsened

Cllr. Sean O’Connor told the meeting that he had been speaking to the College Manor developer again, and that there appears to be financial issues between the developer and the tarmac supplier. Cllr. O’Connor requested that Cork County Council intervene to ensure the work is done, as the problem has now worsened since the schools are back. Cllr. Mulvihill supported Cllr. O’Connor on this issue. Derry Sullivan, Senior Executive Engineer (SEE) noted that Cork County Council is keen to get work underway, and agreed to investigate the situation.

Cllr. Collins requested a report on the future development at the Amgen Site, Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill, asking if the IDA propose to lease or sell the site to interested parties. Ms. Healy reiterated, as had been done at previous meetings - that the IDA own the site and, in short, it's up to them what happens next. Cllr. Mulvihill proposed that representatives from the IDA be invited to the next meeting regarding this matter, and regarding enterprise in the East Cork area at large. This was seconded by Cllr. Murray.

Money gone to the wall

Amgen again

Cllr. Noel Collins raised the issue of the Carrigane Road and expressed his dismay that money had been spent on the wall at this location, but that - to date - the footpath had not been completed. Ms. Healy stated that money is available for works on the footpaths and the road surface and that these works will commence by the end of the year. Cllr. Collins also stated that there are no road safety lines outside the schools in Carrigtwohill Ms. Healy said she would examine same.

Birdhill in the hand?

Cllr. John Mulvihill asked for a report on the status of repairs to the Birdhill Road and was told by D. Sullivan, SEE that this particular road is not on this year’s roads programme. However, the road can be put on the 2012 programme. The councillor also enquired as to an update on the overgrown trees and hedges on the Tay Road, Cobh, in particular near the IFI plant, which had - he stated - caused major damage to trucks.

Ms. Healy noted that a letter has been sent to the IFA reminding its members of its responsibilities re. hedge-cutting, but no response had been received to date.

Derelict house update still awaited

Cllr. Barbara Murray sought an updated on a derelict house at O'Neill Crowley Terrace, Youghal and was informed that Paul Murray, Substitute Senior Executive Engineer, was awaiting contact from M. Kiely of Cork County Council's housing department. The related issue of water entering the adjoining property would be addressed in the coming weeks, Cllr. Murray was told.

Lights out for Sruthain na Saili?

Cllr. Murray noted that lights were out in the Sruthain na Saili Estate, Seafield, Youghal and that electricity supplier, Airtricity have stated that they are not responsible for this issue. It was noted that Midleton Town Council will be taking this estate in

charge, with lights out (no. 1 and 2) to be referred to Paul Collins.

Roads near Killeagh to be addressed 'as soon as possible'

Cllr. Michelle Hennessy was informed by P. Murray (SSEE) that the state of the roads near Killeagh had been discussed with the District Supervisor and would be addressed as soon as possible.

Aghada Pier talks deferred

At the behest of Cllr. Noel Collins, it was agreed that the issue of Aghada Pier and its surrounds be deferred until a later date, when Cllr. Michael Hegarty would be in attendance. Cllr. Collins requested that a meeting be convened between Aghada Pier Committee and Cork County Council officials.

46 meetings with concerned residents

Cllr. Noel Collins raised seven motions at the meeting pertaining to:

Roads and footpaths at the Castleview Estate, Carrigtwohill which should be addressed, the councillor said, 'as a matter of priority.'

Cllr. Collins had 46 meetings with concerned residents during the month of August 2011 – most, if not all, were concerned with roads, estates and pot-holes. Cllr. Collins asked who is responsible for the area in which this estate is located. Ms. Healy noted that it is in the Midleton Engineering Area and that Cllr. Collins' submission would be forwarded to D. Clarke.

Traffic Management Plans not yet adopted

In response to his request for a report on the proposed Traffic Management Plans for Midleton, Carrigtwohill, and details on when it is hoped to have these plans implemented to help ease the major traffic congestion in both towns, Cllr. Collins was informed by Ms. Healy that the plans had not yet been adopted and could not, therefore, be implemented in full.

Work on eroded roads DOE or DOA?

Cllr. Collins asked what additional funding had been made available by the DOE to repair the continuing erosion of roads in the East Cork region, resulting from patchwork surfacing and climatic conditions. Funding, Cllr. Collins was advised by Ms. Healy, was allocated every two years for non-national roads and that, this year, Cork County Council received an allocation under the Jobs Initiative Fund. A further allocation was sanctioned by the County Manager in July, and funding was also received in relation to winter maintenance.

The flotsam and jetsam, seaweed and debris which is, according to Cllr. Noel Collins, 'despoiling otherwise beautiful areas' including Ahanesk and Brownisland was raised by the same councillor, who urged that the council clean up the beaches and seashores of East Cork.

Life's a beach?

He then asked the meeting what, exactly, was done with the seaweed collected (see page 50 of this week's East Cork Journal for one suggestion!) Ms. Healy stated that, in conjunction with community and voluntary

groups, Cork County Council DOES maintain the upkeep of the beaches. Paul Murray (SEE) noted that in the case of Claycastle and Redbarn beaches, the seaweed is collected and spread on the dunes as a fertiliser.

Danger to life and limb

Cllr. Collins stressed the need to urgently get footpaths repaired at Elsinore Rise and Elsinore Heights, Midleton to 'avoid danger to life and limb'. The issue, which lies under the remit of Midleton Town Council, was 'a matter of extreme urgency' according to the councillor, who received a deputatiopn from the area to discuss, and hopefully obtain funding at local and national level ,as well as from SECAD if possible, to allow an immediate start on this development.

Ms. Healy noted that significant works are required here. Funding is not currently available and the matter would be referred to D. Clarke for examination. A submission was also given to Ms. Healy re. a similar situation in Dungourney.

Tarmac needed ASAP!

Finally, Cllr. Collins requested that the council apply for six lorry loads of tarmacadam for use on the 'impassable road' at Baneshane, Midleton. Derry Sullivan, SEE, noted that the cost of this would be 'significant' while Ms. Healy advised that the poorest sections of this road are included in the Area Office road repair list and will, hopefully, be done by the end of this year. Cllr. Mulvihill requested that this road be prioritised.

Examination time

Cllr. Michelle Hennessy told the meeting that the road at Mullins Cross by Garryvoe 'is collapsed' and the temporary bollards that had been put in place were now gone. Paul Murray, SEE said he would examine same. Mr. Murray would also be 'examining' the lack of a speed sign at Arnahinch near the beach.

Boy racers at Claycastle car park

Cllr. Michelle Hennessy stated that boy racers at the Claycastle car park are causing 'a public nuisance' and suggested that a barrier be put up to prevent access.

Cllr. Hennessy said that the residents of the area would be willing to maintain this (i.e. opening and closing it in the mornings and evenings), and Cllr. Murray voiced her support for this suggestion. Cllr. Eoin Coyne, Mayor of Youghal, added that if such a barrier were to be put in place, that it be operated in conjunction with the local Gardaí, before Cllr. Murray offered a location for the barrier: inside the car park itself, to prevent access to the larger side of the car park.

Water at Ballymadog

The water running freely on the road outside Smiddy's property at Ballymadog needs to be addressed 'before the bad weather sets in', was Cllr. Hennessy's request. However, the water will continue to run until NNR works are complete, according to the SEE, before resources will be freed up to address this issue.

Builders rubble dumped at Pilmore Beach, Youghal

It was a case of 'Barney Rubble' = trouble, when Cllr. Hennessy told the meeting she had heard reports of builders' rubble being dumped by two men in tractors and trailers. 'What should be done if something like this is witnessed?' she asked. Madeleine Healy, Senior Executive Engineer, advised that the Anti-Litter Unit of the Environment Department should be notified and that, where possible, photos of the activity or licence plate number should be recorded. Ms. Healy agreed to notify to S. Corcoran of the Environment Directorate about this matter.

Speed surveys to be carried out at The Rise

Speed surveys are set to be carried out at The Rise, Dun Coran, Youghal, after which engineering solutions will be proposed, with follow-ups with the relevant technical staff, Ms. Healy stated.

Signage stolen for 'metal value'

Cllr. John Mulvihill asked that road markings for disabled parking be installed at Newtown, Cobh which Derry Sullivan, SEE, said he would examine.

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Ambulance unable to find estate due to lack of nameplate, meeting learns Signage around Cobh island was also brought up by the councillor who asked whether it was possible to get new directional and warning signs, as the existing signs appear to have been removed. The SEE acknowledged that there was a problem with signage being stolen for its metal value. However, he wasn't aware of a specific problem in Cobh and would investigate.

Double sewage issues in Cobh estate

A problem with sewage in the Inis Alainn housing estate, Cobh turned out to be two problems, not one. The first is that a potential development nearby is being hindered due to inadequate sewerage arrangements in Inis Alainn. Secondly, there are reports of problems with internal sewers in individual houses. Cllr. O’ Connor confirmed that he had also received representation from residents about the latter issue. The meeting agreed to refer the matter to the Estates Section.

Illegal dumping a matter for the Anti-Litter Unit

Although under Cork County Council's remit, a site at Ballynoe, Cobh (which is run by the Cobh Town Council) is being used for illegal dumping. Rubbish has been dumped inside the gate and a caravan is parked

there illegally. 'The gate needs to be locked,' Cllr. Mulvihill stated, before being advised that the dumping would be reported to the Anti-Litter Unit.

Ice cast monitor for the Youghal area?

Cllr. Barbara Murray requested the provision of ice monitors for Youghal, stating that it went 'unmonitored' last year and 'nobody knew that Youghal was effectively iced over and snowed in.'

Derry Sullivan, SEE, advised that the ‘ice-cast’ system collects wind, air and temperature data for the NRA and is used to indicate road surface quality, and that the NRA would be contacted regarding the provision of an ice cast monitor for the Youghal area.

A pinch of salt

The issue of salt storage, which had been previously raised at a meeting of the full council, once again reared its head. Cllr. Mulvihill suggested that some salt be retained at Cork Dock for distribution in the East Cork area, and queried the availability of salt bins for communities / estates. He also noted that non-national routes are as important as national roads, and that there were significant problems in getting around Cobh last year. Cllr. O’




Declaration of Public Road

NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 11 of the Roads Act 1993 that Youghal Town Council by resolution at a meeting held on 11th October, 2011 declared the following roadway to be a public road. 1) Cul de Sac Road off Hillcrest, Cork Hill, Youghal. Length 38.5 Linear Metres. A map indicating the road is available for inspection during normal office hours at The Mall House, Youghal, Co. Cork.


Liam Ryan, Town Clerk.

Connor supported Cllr. Mulvihill on this issue.

Ms. Healy advised that salt bins can be purchased from Cork County Council at a cost of approximately €70. Cllr. Mulvihill stated that this should be publicised. Ms. Healy retorted that this will be publicised in due course and noted that while every road in the county can’t be salted grit will be dropped off in some locations for local farmers to distribute.

Ambulance unable to find estate due to lack of nameplate

Two of Cllr. Murray's motions ended up in the hands of the Estates Section. The first was the Cloyne Meadows Estate where there have been problems with sewage backing up through the system in individual houses. 'There are health risks involved,' Cllr. Murray stated, 'the Bond should be called in.'

The second saw a nameplate-less Castle Manor Estate under the microscope. Cllr. Murray told the meeting that an ambulance had recently been unable to locate the Castle Manor Estate because of the lack of a nameplate - this, too, was referred to the Estate Section.

Bumpy road ahead

Cllr. Murray stated that the Tallow Road had an 'unsatisfactory road surface', before Paul Murray noted that the contractor for this stretch of road had not yet been paid. The road surface would be checked by the Area Engineer, and money would be withheld until the road is 'satisfactory.' Mr. Murray, it was agreed, would check that the area referred to is not the one that Cork County Council recently resurfaced and, until Ms. Murray could tell Mr. Murray the exact location in question, the matter would have to be shelved.

3 investigations for SEE

Paul Murray, SEE ended up with a further three items to investigate, courtesy of Cllr. Murray including a disturbed ditch and fallen fence on private property due to council works; fish hooks causing injury to dogs at Slob Bank (signs required to remind fishermen to remove hooks) and a car park for Dungourney NS, where Cork County Council own adjacent land.

Dundullerick and dusted

Cllr. Sean O'Connor was happy to hear that works at Dundullerick are underway.

Prep works have been done and main work is imminent, Ms. Healy told the meeting. Other motions from the councillor covered road surfaces; drains and gullies in hilly areas of Cobh which require cleaning; traffic calming measures in Bayview Estate, Hartland's Point, Joe Reid Place and Michael Burke Terrace; an 'urgently required stop sign' for the Water Tower and, finally, at O'Donovan's Place, Cobh drain cleaning is required. 'The sewage smell is bad and action is required,' commented Cllr. O'Connor who added that the blockage could possibly be in the home of one particular elderly resident, who won't allow access to their property to clean the drains.

A potential public health risk, the matter should be referred to the Environment Directorate or possibly the HSE, Cllr. O'Connor stated, as the SEE agreed to investigate the matter.

Next up

October will see the councillors discuss the taking in charge of the road at Cherry Vale Estate in Cloyne; Aghada Pier and surrounds will get another airing, following its deferral at the previous meeting and there will be a progress update on the NNR Programme.

Cllr. Noel Collins will seek updates on Aghada Pier Development and repairs to footpaths, roads and related infrastructure at Avoncore Bungalows Estate & Elsinore Rise & Heights Estates, Midleton and Castleview Estate, Carrigtwohill. The Midleton-based councillor will also ask whether the proposed bypasses for Castlemartyr and Killeagh are 'at an advanced stage or are both long-term proposals', as well as asking what funding will accrue to the council from the Irish Distillers Development in Dungourney, for sport and other community facilities in the area? He will also hope that the painting of the flyover in Midleton can commence, now that permission has been approved.


CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Permission sought for part single, part two storey extension to the side and front of dwelling, alterations to the elevations and associated site works at no 21 Rosehill East, Ballynacorra by Olivia and Tim Hoban. 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 We Thomas M.G. Cahill & Associates (086-8614425) on behalf of Denis Donovan intend to apply for permission to extend and alter existing single storey extension to rear and side of dwelling, construct new first floor extension over extended single storey extension to rear of dwelling with balcony, and install egress stairs to side of dwelling, form pitched roof over extended, existing flat roof to side of dwelling, re-locate Velux window and associated site works at Kilcounty, Killeagh, 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. 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority 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 We, Robert & Isabel Perrem, intend to apply for planning permission for development at Mount Carmel, Lake Road, Cobh, Co. Cork. The development will consist/consists of the provision of a new external pedestrian bridge to link the existing ground floor kitchen to the garden. The existing house is a protected structure.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 on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL I, Brian O'Shea apply for planning permission for the retention of the existing entrance and permission for the replacement of the existing entrance walls and gates with new brickwork walls and gates together with related works at Park South Midleton. 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 a period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL Patrick Cashman of Farren House, Cork Road, Midleton for The Aghada District Community Council Ltd seeks permission to alter and extend existing community hall so as to provide extended and improved accommodation as follows; raise eaves level of existing main hall, construct two storey annex to comprise meeting and function rooms, single storey annex to comprise kitchen, sanitary accommodation community advice office and reception/entrance foyer as well as modifications to elevations of existing main hall at Upper Aghada, Aghada Td., 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 Harrington O' Flynn Ltd. Consulting Engineers, Tel: 021-4636760 intend to apply on behalf of Dan Kenneally for permission for the retention of 3 no. velux roof lights to front elevation and 4 no. velux roof lights to rear elevation and permission to convert existing first floor attic area to living accommodation to his dwelling at Ballyregan, Churchtown South, Cloyne, 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. 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 the payment of a fee of €20.

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PRINCIPAL of Midleton Educate To-

'the school has grown so rapidly that

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gether NS, Rhodri Mears is moving school, as a new site, near Market

Green, Midleton is currently being prepared for the school's 135 pupils to relocate to in November of this year.

'It's been a rollercoaster few years,' Rhodri tells the East Cork Journal,

we've literally run out of space. Next more than 60 junior infants.'

But, in the meantime, it's all about

THIS year's 29 junior infants, who interrupted their play time especially for the East Cork Journal!

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Ballinrostig has a field day with Vintage Car Run THE village of Ballinrostig has been super-busy in the last couple of weeks, with a field day in July and their annual Vintage Run for classic cars and tractors taking place last Sunday in excellent weather conditions.

Denis O’Driscoll, PRO of Ballinrostig Vintage Club told the East Cork Journal last Sunday, ‘This is the Pat Hickey Memorial Run, which is a fundraiser, supported by members of Pat’s family. This year, it’s in aid of the Let’s Get Together Foundation, which is a local charity raising suicide awareness.’ Mick Murphy, Chairman, Ballinrostig Vintage Club makes a presentation to Eileen O’Driscoll and Liz Moynihan for Aghada Senior Citizens

Jim Wall, Vice-Chairperson, Ballinrostig Vintage Club makes a presentation to Maura Milton Friends of Midleton Hospital

‘The weather was amazing for this, the second Memorial Run for our co-founder, the late Pat Hickey,’ Denis adds.

Starting outside the church in Ballinrostig village, Julie Moynihan, Tracy Hickey, Vintage Run Organiser, Mary Hickey, Yvonne Seddon, Club Secretary, the tractors headed east towards Ballyshane then Will Seddon, Denis O'Driscoll, PRO, Jim Wall, Vice-Chairman, John J. Wall, committee member and Richard and Ivor Jefferys and well-wishers at the Ballinrostig Vintage Run last Sunday Aghada, Whitegate and Roche’s Point - stopping off in Guileen for a refreshment break with Pearl at the Guileen Arms. The cars headed west covering Cloyne, Ballymaloe, Killeagh then joined up with the tractors in Guileen, where the village, normally sleepy on a Sunday afternoon, sprung to life for an hour or so. After our break, our return journey passed by the late Pat’s home in Inch before returning to Ballinrostig. A great spread had been laid on by members and their families as we congregated in the village to round off the day.

Mick Murphy makes a presentation to Pat’s family had asked for the event to be a Doreen Walsh, fundraiser for the Midleton ‘Let’s Get Together Marymount Hospice

Foundation’ and they had been busy raising sponsorship and selling raffle tickets for the occasion. There were great prizes awarded and the family along with the club, were able to present a cheque 2 year old Hugh O'Loingsigh, Cloyne on a for over €1,500 to Pat Buckley for the foundation. McCormick International vintage tractor The club also recently presented the funds of their July Field Day, with Denis stating, ‘The club would also like to thank all those who came along on the presentation night, and a special thank you to John and Edmond for the music, and Mike from Puc ar Buile who supplied sandwiches.’

Yvonne Seddon, Secretary, Ballinrostig Vintage Club makes a presentation to Mary Hickey for the Let’s Get Together Foundation. (Presentation photos: Barry Moran)

Denis O’Driscoll, PRO, Ballinrostig Vintage Club with Karen Coleman for Enable Ireland & Motor Neuron

Christopher Moynihan with his 1958 Fordson Dexta, which he got in Mogeely, and spent two years doing up!

Ballinrostig Vintage Club made presentations to Aghada Senior Citizens, the Friends of Midleton, the Let's Get Together Foundation, Ballinrostig Church, St. Gabriel's School, Marymount Hospice, Enable Ireland and Motor Neuron and St. Paul's School.

Trevor Moynihan, Caoimhe Collins, Ellen Moynihan and 3 year old Adam West with a 1957 Ferguson FE with all its original machinations Dan Moynihan with his 1957 Ferguson FE

Killian O'Driscoll, Caoimhe Collins and Ellen Moynihan with a rather impressive John Deere tractor

Jamie Walsh and his 1972 Ford Cortina

Ger Stafford with his 1967 Nuffield 4/65. Ger picked a difficult model to get parts for as these tractors originated in England. Ger obviously likes a challenge!

LEFT: Justin Tait and his niece, Lucia

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal New Parents’ Council elected at Ardmore NS


Waterford With Declan Barron


Cliff House Hotel

Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Kids Disco

Ardmore AFC will hold their Annual kids Disco in St Declan’s Hall on Friday, October 28th, so a great night is in store for the children. As usual Tom Power will be the DJ spinning the tunes as the kids come in scary costumes. Doors open at around 7pm so do get your gear on and come along for what is always a great night for the kids. While the kids get to go out on Friday night, the adults are asked to support the Ardmore Tidy Towns Hallowe’en Party which takes place in An Tobar on Saturday, October 29th. Here again your support for a voluntary organisation that does tremendous work would be appreciated and by supporting their fundraising efforts you, too, are playing your part in the tidy towns effort.

Ardmore Tidy Towns Hallowe’en Party


Lismore Heritage Centre will be the venue from Tuesday, November 1st to Friday, November 4th, for a Hallowe’en Camp, consisting of Arts & Crafts, some cooking and plenty of fun. The camp starts each day at 10.00am until 2.00pm and is for children aged 5-12. The cost is €15 if you attend for just one day, or all four days can be had for €50. If you are attending then do bring a packed lunch and, as places are limited each day, do reserve your place by contacting Arlene at 058-54975 or e-mail

Hallowe’en Camp in Lismore

3AA Rosettes AT a time when Ireland’s first Master Chef comes from Waterford, another great honour was bestowed on the Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, where its House Restaurant was awarded a 3AA star rating. Hotel manager, Adrian Bartels and head chef, Martin Kajuiter were, needless to say delighted with the recent award which signifies a consistently high standard of culinary preparation and presentation across its wide ranging menu. In addition to what’s on offer inside the actual location, its breathtaking views, superb bedrooms and “Well Spa”

The Parents’ Council of St. Declan’s NS held their AGM at the School last week with John Kennedy chosen as Chairperson, Kristen O’Sullivan as Secretary, Trish McNamara as Treasurer and Connie Kiersey as PRO. The committee are already in action and the first event will be staged on Thursday, October 27th at the school. It will be another swap shop where you can pick up anything on display for the price of the entry fee of just €10. Items of clothing, handbags, etc are currently being accepted at the school, so if you are thinking of cleaning up your wardrobe, then why not give the clothes to a good cause and hand in to the school parents council for the “Swap Shop”.

were also highly commended as a destination not to be missed when in Ireland. The Cliff House Hotel may be off the beaten track, so to speak, but it is a destination that clients will seek out for its tranquil beauty and fine dining. Well done to all concerned with this latest award which makes the Cliff House just one of six such 3AA award holders in Ireland, so it can certainly look to the future with justifiable pride.

Apple Day at Blackwater Garden Centre a great success

Brideview Drama Group take to the boards

The Musical ‘Gypsies, Tramps &Thieves’ is on its way to the Tallow Community Centre from Wednesday, November 2nd to Saturday, November 5th with the Brideview Drama Group, commencing 8.15pm each night. Tallow was well beaten by Ballygunner on Sunday last in the Waterford Senior Hurling Final played at Walsh Park. The final score of 117 to 0-6 tells its own story, as the city side dominated throughout. For Tallow it was another tough day as the wait goes on to bring the senior title back to the Brideside club.

No joy for Tallow in County Final

There was better luck for the Lismore Minor hurlers who came out on top in a high scoring final win over De La Salle. Lismore shot 2-17 to 2-14 for De La Salle, with Stephen Bennett getting the man of the match award. The winning team captain was Peter O’Keeffe, who picked up the cup on his 18th birthday.

Lismore Minors come out on top

In the Intermediate County Hurling Final, played on Saturday, two late goals for Dunhill deprived Tourin of a return to Senior ranks. The Western champions shot 0-13 to 2-7, with the two late goals earning Dunhill a replay. Hopefully, Tourin will complete the job next time round which will be this Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tourin draw with Dunhill

Clashmore Kinsalebeg will face Rathgormack in the Junior County Final this weekend and they are wished the best of luck in the final.

Clashmore go in search of junior success

Clubs with news or sporting events THIS venture on Sunday, October 16th turned out to be a great success with plenty of interested people turning up to find out more about growing apples. The event at Blackwater Garden Centre was most interesting and informative, and those who attended were delighted with the knowledge and information acquired, with Michael McKenna

proving a most informative host. Not alone was the growing and care for the apple tree covered but also the end products such as apple juice, jams, tarts etc were on display so the day certainly had something for everyone.

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

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal


Gaelsco il Mhainistir na Corann

FÁILTE go Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann!

Bunaíodh Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann i 1999 le 17 páiste agus oide amháin.

This year, in September 2011, the school welcomed over 60 Junior Infants alone.

The children, along with their teachers Ms. Ní Ri-

ordáin and Ms. Ní Laoire, were more than happy to say 'Cáise!' for the East Cork Journal when we arrived to take their class photos.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

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Irish Greyhound Laurels Final Saturday, October 22nd (Curraheen Park) In Trap Order Trap 1: 9/4 Deerfield Music Trap 4: 12/1 Varra Captain - Track record to be broken Each Way 1/4 Odds 1,2 12/1 Trap 2: 11/2 Beamind Dilemma Trap 5: NR 5/6 - 2 Chances: Top & Bottom Trap 3: 13/8 Leeview Jet

Trap 6: 11/4 Razldazl Rioga


Irish Mobile App has gone to the dogs Irish Greyhound Board launch bespoke mobile app THE Irish Greyhound Board has announced the launch of an innovative and bespoke mobile phone app. The Irish Greyhound Board mobile app will be free of charge and will support iPhone and android devices giving users the latest Greyhound Racing news, results, fixtures, stadium information and the latest highlights and reviews from greyhound racing expert, Michael Fortune’s Talking Dogs feature. The Irish Greyhound Board iphone app, developed by Biznet IIS, will allow both hardened and novice fans to study the form before they head for a night at the dogs with details of upcoming races and runners.

Users can also access, in the palm of their hands, racing results from around the country, along with information on every Greyhound Stadium in the Republic of Ireland, including location maps, photos, contact details and direct access to restaurant and bar information at each venue, with special offers. ‘With over half the population owning smartphones and over 10 million people having attended greyhound racing meetings in Ireland since 2002, we are delighted to announce the launch of our iphone app and believe it will be well received, giving users the chance to access all the latest news on the go. The Irish Greyhound Board mobile app compliments our website, bringing an extra dimension to greyhound racing in Ireland. The iphone app will ensure an enhanced offering for greyound racing fans, from the hardened fan to the novice,’ commented Adrian Neilan, CEO, IGB The Irish Greyhound Board Mobile phone app will be available from the App Store, Android Marketplace or via

Model, Aoife Hannon pictured with Kaiser to announce the launch of The Irish Greyhound Board’s bespoke mobile phone app. (Photo: James Horan, Collins Photos)

Empty trap in Pat Hennerty Sales Irish Laurels Final at Curraheen Park this weekend CASHMAN’S BOOKMAKERS MAKE ‘NEW BOOK’

THE very impressive semi-final winner, St. Louis Charlie will be an absentee from Saturday’s final of the Laurels at Curraheen Park. Trainer, Jerry Griffin confirmed that Tom Browne and Tim Murphy’s son of Ballymac Maeve and Owens Rover, sustained a bad split web in winning on Saturday night. A disappointed Griffin stated,’ We had him with the vet this morning and there have been eight stitches inserted, four at the

front and four at the back. He will be out for at least a month and definitely will not be able to take his place in the final.’

It is very bad luck for the connections of the dog, which sprang a 16-1 upset when recording a convincing victory on Saturday evening. Griffin suspects the injury was incurred at the pick-up, where the dog gave a loud yelp.

His absence means that trap five will be vacant in the final. The line up now for this year’s show case at Curraheen Park is, Trap 1 Deerfield Music, Trap 2 Beaming Dilemma, Trap 3 Leeview Jet, Trap 4 Varra Captain, Trap 5 Vacant, and Trap 6 Razldadazl Rioga. Cashman’s Bookmakers reacted straight away to the news by making a new book on the final. Brad O’Donoghue, director with Cashman’s, reports betting to be brisk on the final and is looking forward to a cracking race on Saturday evening when a large amount of racing fans are expected at the Bishopstown venue, where there is a top class card on offer.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Lismore golf club Club results:

18 Hole Stroke sponsored by Pat Moore Transport Cappoquin. 8/10 & 9/10: Pat Morrissey (10) 64 2nd: Martin O’Driscoll (13) 65 L9 3rd: Eamonn Costin (20) 65

Club fixtures:

22/10 & 23/10 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford, sponsored by Neil Twomey, Lismore.

Pat Morrissey cemented his place at the top of the Golfer of Year Leader board by winning the final GOY event of the year. Pa took the Pat Moore Transport Cappoquin Sponsored stroke competition with an impressive 64. Pa’s round was a model of consistency, going out and coming home in 37 shots each, a birdie on the 11th being one of the highlights of the round. In second place was Martin O’Driscoll with a very good score of 65. Martin had 10 pars in total and a birdie on the 11th hole. In third place and playing very steady golf, was Eamonn Costin. Beaten on countback to third, Eamonn’s main highlight was a birdie at the 2nd.

Sponsors evening

We will have our sponsors evening on Friday, October 28th. This is the night when all members have a chance to thank the individuals and companies for sponsoring our weekly Competitions. The tickets, at €10, can be purchased from any committee member or from Anne Bennett at the bar. There will be a presentation of the Club Competition prizes on the night, followed by a hot and cold buffet and entertainment. Please come along and support as it promises to be a great nights entertainment.

East Cork mixed darts Results for 13/10/11:

Colbert’s were home to McDaid’s, with Colbert’s winning 3-2 in games and 6-9 in legs, while McCarthy’s were home to Maggie May’s with the latter team winning 4-1 and 10-5 in legs. The Long Point were home to the Castle Lounge and the Castle won 5-0 and in legs 15-0. Finn’s were home to Batt’s - this game was postponed until Tuesday night.

Games for Thursday night:

Maggie May’s at home to Colbert’s The Castle Lounge are at home to McCarthy’s Batt’s are at home to the Long Point McDaid’s are home to Finn’s

Best of luck to all the clubs - now, let’s play darts.

Castlemartyr’s Pat Moloney LASSOS a win at Curraheen Park with Cowboy Ted


The Week In Sport with Declan Barron

It’s all still about the basics

Premiership taking shape

MUCH will have already been written about the sending off of the Wales captain in their defeat to France on Saturday morning in the first of the rugby World Cup semi finals. Whatever about the merits, or not, of the red card decision so early in the game, in the end it still all came down to basics as James Hook missed two relatively easy penalties, while Steven Jones was off target with his conversion attempt of Mike Phillip’s try. Leigh Halfpenny was really unlucky that his penalty from half way just fell short as a brave Welsh display still came up short. Three Morgan Parra penalty kicks gave France a 9-8 victory in a match that certainly failed to live up to expectations. This World Cup so far has failed to ignite, and this latest result only goes to further prove that the competition has been a let down with few, if any, quality matches played.

Yes, there were plenty of tries in the group stages when the minnows were put to the sword but if France, who have stuttered and stumbled through to the final are the best Europe can offer then I fear that the final, will be another let down. For Ireland it must be galling to see France in the final, yet if the right France side turn up and play, they could come out on top. We saw little or no French flair last Saturday, yet France are the one side capable of producing running rugby to take on New Zealand, who must now be firm favourites to claim the Webb Ellis trophy this weekend.

All Stars selections out this weekend

In a year dominated by the outcome of both the hurling and football finals, the 2011 All Star Selections will be announced this Friday night, with Dublin in football and Kilkenny in hurling set to dominate the selections.

CHARLIE McCarthy, President, St. Finbarr’s GAA, making a presentation to Pat Moloney, Castlemartyr following Cowboy Ted’s win in the Liam Ryan SuperValu A3 550 Stakes Final at the ‘Barr’s GAA fund raiser at Curraheen Park on Friday. Included are Martin Murphy, Brian Collins (Racing Manager), Jimmy Barry-Murphy (St. Finbarr’s and Cork Senior Hurling Manager) and members of the organising committee, Ted Power, Humphrey Kerins, Tony Doolan, Sean McCArthy and Daragh Sargeant. (Photo: Mike English)


There is no doubt that almost all of the best players in the country have been recognised by the initial selection process, but the final fifteen will no doubt evoke plenty of talking points during the weekend, as both teams look likely to be dominated by Kilkenny in hurling and Dublin in football.

With Liverpool holding Manchester United to a draw the prospect of a decent season has now remerged with Manchester City, Chelsea and Newcastle mounting a challenge. Champions League qualification is very much on the minds of the big clubs and injuries, as well as suspensions, do give hope to the chasing pack in the Premiership as early indication would seem to indicate that it was turning into a two horse race. That might not now be the case, so we will keep a watchful eye with interest as the season progresses.

Playoff for Ireland

The rub of the green does appear to be with Ireland in their European qualification as a draw with Estonia was, perhaps, the most favourable that they could have hoped for.

With the away game on Friday, November 4th and the return leg on Tuesday, November 8th, Ireland should have a decent chance of making it this time round.

The performances to date have been poor, to say the least, from an attacking point of view, but qualification is the main aim for Giovanni Trapattoni and if Ireland does make it to Poland / Ukraine, then it will be worth a lot of money to the FAI who won’t care what kind of football is produced. That, of course, is poor consolation to the cash strapped fans who shell out to see the games. The devoted few will travel to Tallinn for the first leg, while the Aviva should be full for the home leg which, hopefully, will see Ireland come out on top.

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Youghal golf club LADIES

12/10 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford Category A 1st Denise FitzGerald (18) 37pts, 2nd Dympna Quill (16) 36pts, BG Marian Sweeney Category B 1st Kay Curtin (21) 38pts, 2nd Trish Treacy (26) 37pts, 3rd Ann Rochford (25) 35pts Category C 1st Mary Roche (31) 33pts, 2nd Moira Crimmins (36) 33pts, 3rd Mary Barry (35) 32pts CSS: 74 - 36pts



19/10 - Ladies Club AGM at 7.30pm

11/10 - 13 Holes Singles Stableford 1 Michael Coleman (22) 31pts, 2nd Jerry Russell (17) 29pts, 3rd John O’Donoghue (16) 28pts 13/10 - 13 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Tadhg O’Mahony (14) 33pts, 2nd Lar Dunne (13) 31pts, 3rd Michael O’Connell (21) 28pts

15/10 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st Mark Kenefick (12) 42pts, 2nd Donal Leahy (22) 39pts Cat 8-13: Will Varney (10) 38pts, Brian Montgomery (12) 38pts

Cat 14-18: Dermot Hogan (16) 39pts, Niall McCarthy (14) 39pts Cat 19+ Pat Motyer (22) 37pts CSS: 70 = 37pts 16/10 - 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st David Twomey (12) 41pts, 2nd Kieran Browne (10) 40pts Cat 0-7: Karl O’Flynn (4) 36pts Cat 8-13: Ray Kelleher (10) 40pts, Eoin O’Siochrú (11) 39pts Cat 14-18: Brian McDermott (18) 37pts, David Walsh (14) 36pts Cat 19+ Des O’Halloran (20) 37pts CSS 70 = 37pts Fixtures: Midweek Open Singles 22/10: Semi Open Fourball 23/10: Semi Open Singles 28/10 at 7.30pm: Men’s Club AGM 28/10 - 30/10 - Open 3 Person Team Event Presentation of prizes on 30/10

10 Holes Mixed Foursomes and the following presentations will be held at 7pm: Golfer of the Year 2011: Winner- Shane Pomphrett, Runner Up: Karl O’Flynn PJ Morrissey Singles Matchplay: Winner: Stephen Sheehan, Runner Up: Billy Forrest Joe McGinty Fourball Matchplay: Winners: Liam O’Callaghan & John Aherne, Runner Up: Pat & Conor Coyne George Ward Memorial Mixed Foursomes: Winners: Billy & Eileen Carroll, Runner Up: Paul & Sheila Morrison.


Cork 20 International Rally

Superb win for Midleton’s Darragh O’Riordan Success for Imokilly Motor Club and Youghal’s Jason Ryan

THIS Year’s Cork 20 rally was all about East Cork, and in particular Darragh O’Riordan in the Subaru Impreza, who took a fantastic win on the event to make it two wins in the Tarmac Championship for Darragh and his co-driver, Tony McDaid. From the start Darragh was near the front and, as the tricky night stages ended, he was perfectly placed to pile on the pressure on Sunday. This, the Midleton man did in fine style. Holding his head but remaining at the top of the time sheets, it was a fantastic end to the Tarmac Championship and showed that Darragh, the man from Midleton, is now one of the top drivers in the country. Darragh had a win in The Rally of the Lakes earlier in the year, and the win on the Cork 20 makes him the first Corkman since Billy Coleman in the Metro in 1986. With all that, and other good results, a super second in the Tarmac Championship was achieved. This is the year that Darragh O Riordan established himself as a household name in Irish Rallying. For the Imokilly Motor Club it was a tough weekend. Running the spectator stage of the Cork 20 meant many lads spent from 12 in the morning ’til near 12 at night setting up and cleaning up after

The club AGM was held on Thursday last in Tosh Cahill’s Bar, Cloyne. Thanks to everybody who turned up on the night - it was great to see such a large turn-out and involvement by the club members. On the night the new committee for the 2012 season was elected and is made up of the following positions – Donie O’Mahony – President (for life), Ken Savage – Chairman, Shane Cashman – Secretary, Garry McGuinness – Treasurer, Russell Palmer – PRO, Jon Waterman – Registrar, Tosh Cahill – Event Co-ordinator, Eric Coyne – Kit & Sponsorship Manager and Eoin Murphy – Triathlon Secretary. Contact details for each of the committee members will be updated shortly on the club website, and AGM Minutes should be available for members to access on the club’s Teamer account. Thank you to the above named individuals for taking on the positions, and also a big thank you from all at the club to the out going club secretary Tadgh O’Brien, for all the time and hard work devoted to the club over the last 16 months, during which time the club has grown 3 fold and has been a very successful period regarding racing & triathlon results.

Membership 2012

Membership rates for the 2012 season were set at €30 at the recent AGM. These fees can be paid anytime between now and the end of the year for existing members, and covers membership up until the end of 2012. Any new members looking to join the club between now and the end of the year can submit a 2012 membership form and be covered from now until the end of 2012. Updated membership forms will soon be made available on the club website, Teamer and will be available to collect from An Rothar Cycles. Please forward forms to Club Registrar, Jon Waterman

Darragh O’Riordan, Midleton in his Subaru

the stage was run. However, for the even more dedicated, after the clean up the lads headed for the Macroom area to be on the stages before 6 in the morning, so it was an all-nighter for the lads who, while tired, knew their contribution to the Cork 20 rally made it happen. Jason Ryan in the Kia Motors Youghal Civic had a fantastic rally and won the modified section of the rally. Initially second to the 330bhp Escort of Davy Armstrong, Jason upped his pace on the Sunday and on one stage took a massive 27 seconds out of Armstrong to win in fine style in the nimble Civic. A spongy

One of the year’s highlights was the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle - Midleton members pictured crossing the finish line

Racing Group

Following a meeting in Issac’s Bar & Bistro of 16 like minded members two weeks ago, the clubs newly formed Racing Group has now started training together. While there was some great results from our racing members in the season just gone, this group intends to extend the number of racers within the club and find some new talent, while at the same time having a more focused and organised approach to training as a group. The current plans are for 4 group spins per week, made up of the following – Tuesday & Thursday evenings (lights required), Saturday afternoons (Hill Repeats) and Sunday morning. For more information please feel free to contact new Club Secretary, Shane Cashman. It is also hoped to hold a coaching talk by top local amateur racer, Tim Barry, in the next few weeks – this will provide information on Training Programmes & Nutrition for Cycle Racing for anyone interested – more details to follow.

Club Spins

Last Sunday saw a nice calm, sunny autumn morning that was just made for cycling, and a group of 10 members left Midleton Court House at 9am. Numbers were a bit down on usual due to the big game in the Rugby World Cup which kicked off at the same

brake pedal caused a few moments but it was a great victory for Jason, and his times on the stages would have put him into the top 10 overall. Quickest of the IMC competitors was, once again, Allen Treacy. Third overall in the National section of the rally, his times were also good enough for a top ten spot in the main field. Going hard in the Honda Civic was James Fitzgerald and Eoin Fitzgerald taking a class win, and Michael Murphy and Patsy Cashman had a good run in the Corolla. In the main field, Brian O’Keeffe had a good run and was 10th overall in his Gp N Impreza.

time. The group headed towards Killeagh, took the left just after the Thatch pub and started the long climb up through Mt. Uniacke. Given the group and the time of year everyone stuck together up the climb until the crossroads on the Dungourney / Tallow road where 4 members (including the club’s first junior member out on his first spin) turned left back towards Midelton for a slightly shorter, easier route of 50km. The remaining 6 members headed down the nice long descent on dry roads, through Ballynoe and into Conna where they turned left on towards Rathcormac, climbed up to Lisgoold and back down into Midleton – a total of around 80km. Club Spins & Events The main weekly club cycle meets at Midleton Court House at 9am on Sunday mornings. There are generally 2 groups each week to cater for the different levels. The Racing Group usually do a 2 or 3 hour ride at around 28 – 30 km/hr average depending on route, while the Sportive Group generally do a 3 or 4 hour ride at a comfortable pace of around 25km/hr average – but new members will be catered for within this group, and we endeavour to make sure that no one is left behind on the road. The Racing Group also meet on a Tuesday & Thursday evening at 6pm (lights / hi-vis required) and a Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Weekly spinning classes have now commenced again in Fota Island Resort for the winter. These classes are run by club member, Kadi, and we have secured a special rate for club members of €10 for a two hour class. Please contact the hotel in advance to secure your bike. New members are always welcome to come along, so if you have any questions or plan to join on one of our weekly spins please feel free to contact either the Club Chairman, Ken or Club Secretary, Shane. Contact details can be found on the club website, see above for details.

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YoughalCyclingClub 9am Group

After weeks of bad weather it was great to wake up to bright sunshine, dry roads and not a puff of wind. Nonetheless we all arrived in our winter warmers – we were not going to be caught this week! After the past few weeks of early starts and Full Irish breakfasts while watching Rugby, the group decided that hills were to be kept off the menu and the pace to be kept leisurely. With that, we headed out the N25 towards Waterford and swung a left into Clashmore. The legs were starting to warm up and on the steady pull to Aglish it was the turn of our Ultra Cyclist (JB), at the front. True to form he began to up the pace. The chat quickly stopped as we started to draw in the oxygen. It was not long before we remembered it was still only October, and there were a few floral shouts from the back to ease it. Message received, and no further prompts were needed. We continued on to Clashmore where it was time for the infamous tea stop. With the Club Secretary absent we were able to enjoy the stop and not have to endure the 3rd degree burns to get the tea swallowed and back on the bikes. Rumour has it that he will have to get stabilisers added, as it has been so long since we saw him on a Sunday

morning. That said, the stop was too short for some, as one unnamed cyclist had to finish off his Mars bar and Pepsi on the bike as we rode into Lismore. He is bringing pastry rolls next week, he tells us, as the Mars Bars are too fattening.

With striking views of the River Blackwater and Lismore Castle we rode through Lismore, on to Tallow and then the R634 back to Youghal. Once we hit the top of the Glendine Road the group got giddy again. AK was mad to test his Campag 53 Big Ring, and all it took was a half wheel from WF and the fun started. The pace was going well when we heard JG shouting from the rear “Ah come on lads, I have no gears left!”. With plenty of giggles we continued on past Lombard’s towards Youghal. Only 1km left and GH made his break, he could see the chequered flag. But 1km is too far for GH as he is normally tucked in behind ‘til the last 100m. AK left him off as he had plenty left in the tank, and as soon as he saw GH fade he turned on the power and took honours. That vintage bike seems to have taught you a few tricks, AK! Re-grouped at Rhincrew Roundabout we rolled back into town, continued on out to Gortroe and back to town in glorious October sunshine, with a handy

Corkbeg pitch & putt

90km completed. This group meets again next Sunday morning, departing from Moby Dick’s at 9am. Aside from the couple of giddy moments, the pace is very well controlled and sociable. Nobody left behind! If you are interested in getting started with us just come down and give it a try – we plan an average speed of 23-25kph at this time of year covering 6090km.


Midleton athletic club Juvenile News Results from Juvenile Cork County Cross Country Championships 2011

10am Group

The group left Market Square on the stroke of 10am and headed up North Main Street, just to try out the new road surface. Well done to all.

Today’s route brought us over the bridge, down the back road to Ardmore, through the village, and onto Kiely's Cross where we turned back the main road for home. All was going well until the last couple of kms and we were only across the bridge when Sean punctured. A quick change of tube by Eamon and we were on our way again. Once we got back to Rhincrew Roundabout, Eamon headed up the Tallow Road, Sean took on the By-Pass and the rest of the crew went home through town. It was not the end of Sean’s adventures as he punctured again going up the By-Pass. But this time no spare tube or repair kit and, even worse, no mobile phone! Just as it started to look like a shank mares job, help came in the form of Declan O’Callaghan who was coming down the road. So, a spare tube borrowed and fitted got the Chairman home. Sean, bring a repair kit, or two tubes and above all bring your phone. The 10am group leaves every Sunday morning from Moby Dick’s also. This is a more leisurely spin averaging 18kph and keeping it under 50km.

An Bol-Chumann East Cork region

FIXTURES Sunday, October 23rd in Ballincurrig: Christy Coleman Cup at 11.30am Liam Dennis vs. James McCarthy LAST Sunday, the Turkey competitions entered their second At 12 noon: William O’Donoughue week. Con O’Sullivan and Liam Shanahan produced some fine vs. Tim O’Sullivan pitch and putt to take the first nett with 12 up. Mick Fenton and Tom Barry combined well to win the gross with eight up. The RESULT second nett was won my Michéal Kenefick and Tony Cotter with Colm O’Riordan defeated Leo Hegarty in the Paddy Hennessy Cup. 10 up. There was a 27 hole three ball scramble played last Wednesday and Redmond Walsh, Joe Carlile and John Ahern came out on top with 66. Just behind them in second place with 67 were Victor McDonald , Con O’Sullivan and John Kelleher. Tony Cotter, Brendan Cronin and Redmond Walsh won the 3 ball scramble played last Friday.


AGM The Regional AGM will take place in O’Meara’s, Ballinacurra, on Wednesday, October 26th at 8.30pm.

UNDERAGE TRIALS The second trial was held on Saturday last in Cloyne. The third and final trial AGM The Annual General Meeting of Corkbeg Pitch & Putt Club takes is also fixed for Cloyne on Saturday, place on Sunday after the Turkey competition. The turkey com- November 5th, at 2pm - Boys U10, U12 and U14; Girls U12, U14 and petition will commence at 10.30am sharp. U16. FIXTURES There are competitions on Wednesday at 2.30pm and Friday at All welcome, especially new members. 2.30pm, as well as Sunday morning’s competition.

The Boys U13 first place team

THE second round (uneven ages) of Cork County Championships took place in Conna on Sunday, October 9th 2011. It was a beautiful day and a fabulous spectators course. The girls under 13 team came 1st and were led home by Tamzin Muldowney, who was running up an age, and who also received an individual county bronze medal. The boys under 13 team also came home 1st and ran a great race, coming in practically one after each other. Three of them, Dara Thompson, Liam Stack and Andrew Ryan also received individual medals. The boys under 19 team came 2nd . Well done to all our athletes.

The Girls U13 first place team

Results are as follows : Girls U9 5th Ciara Fives 13th Melanie Muldowney

Boys U9 16th Ciarmhac Smyth 18th Ben Ryan 31st David Ryan 39th Luke Hourigan

Girls U11 7th Julianne Stack 27th Roisin O’Sullivan 34th Emma Mulcahy 37th Eva Nester 42nd Alyssa Ryan 53rd Aishat Olatunji 67th Sophie Mulcahy Boys U11: 15th Paul Hartnett 19th John Forde 28th Shane O’Connor 39th Luke Thompson 40th Frank O’Brien

Girls U13 3rd Tamzin Muldowney 9th Tara O’Keeffe 13th Norah O’Brien 14th Nollaig O’Sullivan 17th Jessica Strain Boys U13 2nd Dara Thompson

Tamzin Muldowney with her mother, Imelda and sister, Aimee

5 Liam Stack 6th Andrew Ryan 8th Adam Wilson 11th Andrew Nestor 12th Ciaran Newland 23rd Cian Healy 30th Julian Drennan 34th Padraig Fives th

Girls U15: 5thCaoilinn Hickey

Girls U17: 4th Cara O’Brien Boys U19: 5th David Murphy 8th Eoin Casey 9th Michael Furlon 10th James Griffin.

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Annual club fundraising draw 2011 Second Draw results

€1000 Jerome Lynch, Killeagh Road €500 Daniel O’Donovan, The Willows €400 James O’Keeffe, Ballintotis €300 P.J . Nalley, Loughaderra €100 Conor Barry, Mogeely Road €100 Betty Bernard, Killeagh Road €100 Marty Fleming Snr, Grange €100 Sean & Dorothy Walsh €100 Sean Leahy, Mogeely €100 Eileen Fleming, Grange The club wishes to congratulate the winners and thank everyone who supported the draw.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw

The Cork GAA clubs draw will be starting up soon, so anyone interested in entering the draw should contact Fran Hayes on 0862461643. The cost of the draw is €100 for 12 entries. You can also join the draw on line at, selecting Castlemartyr as your club.

Cloyne GAA lotto

Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 17 and 21. Bonus 28. No winner. Match 3 and Bonus winner: Maureen Walsh c/o Margaret O’Shea Match 3s each receives €30: Alan Dennis, Tur Chluana; Claire Kenneally, Castlemary; John O’Connell c/o James Nyhan; Andrew O’Shea c/o Ciaran O’Shea and Michael Hegarty c/o Ray. Next week jackpot €7,300.

East Cork GAA fixtures SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND: Junior B Hurling Championship: Dungourney vs. Midleton at Killeagh, 3.30pm Semi-Final Replay.


Junior B Hurling Championship: Midleton 0-10 Dungourney 1-7 Semi-Final

Garryvoe Hotel JFL Div 1: Carraig na bhFearr 1-12 Carrigtwohill 2-7 Round 8

Garryvoe Hotel JFL Div 2: Aghada - Carraig na bhFearr - conceded by Carraig na bhFearr Russell Rovers 2-7 Glenville 1-3 Glenville 2-4 Castlemartyr 1-12 St. Catherine’s - Aghada - conceded by St. Catherine’s Russell Rovers 0-3 Dungourney 3-4 Garryvoe Hotel JFL Div 3: Cloyne 2-10 Castlelyons 2-14 Round 5 Glenbower Rovers 1-7 Cloyne 3-8 Castlelyons 2-16 Lisgoold 0-10 Castlelyons 3-16 Glenbower Rovers 0-5 Carrigtwohill 0-8 Cloyne 1-12

JHL Division 2: Dungourney 4-14 Carraig na bhFearr 2-15 Round 4 Midleton 1-10 Sarsfields 0-17 Round 2 JHL Div 3 Sec 1: Fr. O’Neill’s 2-11 Ballinacurra 2-7 Round 3 Cobh 1-11 Fr. O’Neill’s 2-16 Round 4 JHL Div 3 Sec 2: Lisgoold 0-3 Bride Rovers 1-18 Round 6 Castlelyons 1-9 Lisgoold 2-5 U21 C Hurling Championship: Bride Rovers 0-13 Lisgoold 3-10 Final Sarsfields 3-5 Lisgoold 6-13.


Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

East Cork Under 21 Championship Lios gCúl 6-13 Sarsfields 3-05

ON a night when Ireland and Armenia played out a Euro 2012 Qualifier in Dublin, those who forsake the armchair and high stool comforts for the bright lights of Riverstown, were treated to a nine goal thriller where our boys qualified for a Championship decider against Bride Rovers. Solid in all areas of the field, and with Peter Leahy and Andrew O’Donovan dominant in defence, the outcome of this tie was never really in doubt. A pair of early goals by John Cashman was added to with points by Jamie Woods, John Cronin and the excellent Rob Smart to secure a deserved victory. A couple of defensive lapses in concentration brought green flag rewards for the hosts, and will keep feet firmly on the ground approaching the decider.

Under 21 East Cork Championship Final Lios gCul 3-10 Bride Rovers 0-13

A beautiful autumnal Sunday morning in Ballynoe saw these two neighbouring sides contest the East Cork C grade Championship decider, where the sides notched thirteen scores apiece. Three goals, however, by John Cashman, John Cronin and a fortuitous Rob Smart long ranger, saw our boys home. The hurling on show was never less than whole hearted, but the standard never rose above the ordinary as, perhaps, nerves on the big stage got to both sides. An excellent hour from Alan Conroy was the pick of the displays, whilst Cathal Cashman and Peter Leahy defended well in support of solid centre back and skipper, Conor Walsh. A degree of petty fouling and petulance on both sides limited the free flowing hurling, and the free takers on both sides were busy throughout, with John Cashman rebounding from a twitchy start to punish every indiscretion in the closing half hour, and close out the game successfully in our favour.

Junior Hurling League Div III Lios gCúl 2-05 Castlelyons 1-09 Lios gCúl 0-03 Bride Rovers 1-18

Div III Football League

Lios gCul 0-10 Castlelyons 2-16

And finally....

Our club is proud to support the induction of Cork and Carrigtwohill’s 1950’s 3-in-a-row hero, Willie John, into the new upcoming All Ireland Hall Of Fame collection in a special ceremony, in favour of Marymount Hospice. The ‘Vintage Gaels’ members are making a wholesome effort to make the night a nostalgic event of music, song, dance and we will be delighted to support the worthy event in aid of a most deserving cause. Further details from Derry JF Doody on 085 8073707 (Chairman, Vintage Gaels (Cork). Congratulations to our Ladies Football side who, after only a few short years in existence, qualified for the County Final last weekend...


Minor Football: Eastern Division Final: Cobh 2-13 Glenville 1-7

Congratulations to the Minor Footballers with this convincing win over Glenville. They now go on to play in the County Semi final against Wolftones. (Date and fixture to be announced)

Street Leagues

U12 fixtures for 21/10: Cuchulainn, Crokes Setanta & Eoghan Rua’s at 6.30pm (All players to be up for 6.15pm). Na Fianna, Gaels, The 40’s & Davitt’s at 7.15pm (Players to be up for 7pm).

Club Gear

Cobh GAA jerseys, shorts, socks and leisurewear can now be purchased at the shop on Sunday morning during the Street leagues, and can also be ordered through Fidelma Histon (085 7288495).

Dancing at Cobh GAA Club

22/10: Shay O’Callaghan and 29/10: The Moynihan Bros Table Quiz in aid of ‘Schools GAA Coaching’ initiative, Friday, November 25th at 8.30pm. All proceeds from the Table Quiz go directly to funding the coaching of GAA in the national schools of the Great Island. All support will be greatly received.

Camogie Association

SOARING STARS announced Waterford and Down dominate

WATERFORD and Down dominate the 2011 Camogie Soaring Stars team with eleven players receiving awards for their displays throughout the season.

Waterford, who won the All-Ireland Premier Junior crown receive seven, including Captain, Nicola Morrissey and midfielder, Patricia Jackman. All Ireland finalists, Down pick up four, with Fionnula Carr taking the centre back position. Meath (2) Westmeath (1) and Armagh (1) take the remaining spots.

The Soaring Star and Intermediate Soaring Star awards will be presented at a gala black tie event on Saturday, November 5th at Citywest, Dublin. Brian Cody, manager of All Ireland hurling champions, Kilkenny, will attend as this year’s special guest. Wexford’s All Ireland winning duo, Ciara O’Connor and Frances Doran, plus Antrim captain, Jane Adams, will receive Intermediate Soaring Star awards. JJ Doyle (Wexford), Noel Finn (Galway) and Mark Cooney (Waterford) make the shortlist for manager of the year, which will be announced on the night. Speaking about the announcement President, Joan O’Flynn stated, ‘Congratulations to all of this year’s Soaring Star recipients. They have impressed throughout league and championship and are richly deserving of their awards. ‘The Soaring Star and Intermediate Soaring Star Awards are in their third and second year respectively, providing the Association with a wonderful platform to acknowledge the tremendous skill, athleticism, talent and commitment exemplified by players in these grades. I look forward to presenting the awards on what will be a wonderful night for Camogie on November 5th.’

Cloyne juvenile U15 Hurling: East Region County Semi-Final

THE East Region U15 County Semi-Final was played at River Street, Cloyne on Saturday 15th October, with Bride Rovers providing the opposition. Bride Rovers opened the scoring with a point but Cloyne soon replied with two points from Ian Cahill and Stephen Beausang. Three points from Bride Rovers put them back in front before Cloyne levelled the match again with points from Brian O’Shea and Ian Cahill. Bride Rovers hit the front again with a goal and point, but from there until half-time all the scoring came from the Cloyne team - two goals from Brian O’Shea, one of them directly from a free, and points from Jordan Sherlock, Ian Cahill and Stephen Beausang left Cloyne with a five point lead going in at halftime. Cloyne 2-07 Bride Rovers 1-05. Cloyne started the second half with two points from Ian Cahill and Brian O’Shea before Bride Rovers got a point of their own. Five points in a row from Bride Rovers saw them draw level with Cloyne. A goal from Stephen Beausang had Cloyne back in front, and from there they led all the way to the final whistle. Bride Rovers put great effort into pulling back a goal, but the Cloyne defence were solid and from that the ball went up the field and it resulted in a goal from Ian Cahill. Bride Rovers scored two points, but the final three scores were points from Ian Cahill, Brian O’Shea and Matthew O’Neill. This was a great team effort and a well deserved win for Cloyne, with fine performances in all areas of the field. The final score: Cloyne 4-12 Bride Rovers 1-13. TEAM: Liam Murphy, Daniel O’Sullivan, Eoin Davis, Conor Motherway, Briain Minihane, Jordan Sherlock, Jake Coady, Stephen Beausang, Cian Motherway, Matthew O’Neill, Ian Cahill, Liam Cotter, Kevin Higgins, Brian O’Shea, Brian Walsh. Subs: Viktor Usatenko.

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Aghada juvenile

Killeagh camogie minor team are county champs!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

THE Juvenile Club will shortly be holding a referee coaching course which will go ahead once we have enough names to fill the course. Anyone interested please contact Pat O’Connell on 086-8033802.

Our Juvenile AGM was to be held on October 20th. This has now been put back to Monday, October 24th at 8pm in the club rooms. With a few of the present committee stepping down from their roles, new blood is needed to keep the show on the road. We would love to see a big turnout supporting this event. Sometime during winter the club will be running a foundation level coaching course. Anyone with aspirations of becoming a coach at any level must have this course done. Once again, names to Pat O’Connell.

YOUGHAL CAMOGIE Minor County Final

WHAT a thriller – if you weren’t there you missed a cracker of a game. Both teams showed magnificent heart and determination to end this County Final in a draw. The game started with great zest from the throw in, with Shannon Watson on top form in full back making some great blocks throughout the game. The backs were unlucky when we gave away a free inside the first ten minutes, which resulted in a fine goal scored by Ballinora. The Youghal side never dropped their heads, though, and plugged away with corner back, Norah Sheehan giving a great ball to Roisin O’Keeffe, who seemed to be all over the pitch. She ran from midfield to the forward line, landing a lovely ball right into the hand of Shannen Bulman Joyce, who is always in the right place at the right time, and she directed a point over the bar. After a dominant Youghal side kept working the ball up the field, Emily Roche was on hand to score the goal that we badly needed. The spirits were lifted even further when Ellie Budds, who looked unstoppable on the day, was awarded a free from outside the 45. Great team work was shown throughout the team, but it has to be noted that Roisin O’Keeffe displayed superb runs which went on to produce most of the scores on the day. Ellie and Emily were again showing great team work when Ellie passed a lovely ball across the square to Emily who, in turn, hand passed it to Shannen who was just off target on the goal.

It gave the massive Youghal support on the side line something to be proud of when they saw that chances were being made. The chance came again soon after this, with Shannen Bulman Joyce leaving the Ballinora keeper with no chance. Amy Hennessey was absolutely brilliant in goal, stopping 2 goal chances, one after the other, just before the whistle for half time. The scoreline read Youghal 1-3 Ballinora 0-3 at half time. The second half was again as tough as the first, with Ballinora throwing everything at the Youghal side, but Youghal’s Roisin O’Keeffe was unstoppable with yet more surging runs from half back position. Again, the corner forwards battled for every ball and made it easy for full forward, Shannen Bulman Joyce, to put another goal in the back of the net. Ballinora were awarded a free, from which they took a fine score. From the Youghal puck out the girls went on another surging run, with another great hand pass from Emily Roche to Leah Broderick, who was unlucky not to have taken the score.

The ball was quickly moved down the field by the Ballinora backs and another fine save was made by Amy Hennessey. There was a scuffle on the line, with the umpire closely watching the goal line, and the ball was coolly kicked in by one of the Ballinora forwards. Youghal were awarded another free when Roisin was taken down on one of her runs. Shannen Bulman Joyce took it in her stride to knock the free over the bar. Ballinora answered with a fantastic score off the hurl. This type of score is a rarity in underage camogie and, credit where credit is due, the side line was impressed. The teams were level with 5 minutes on the clock. Youghal pushed on and took every chance they could get. It was tough to watch them almost clinch the title, but they were unlucky with 3 consecutive wides. Both teams earned great respect on the day and it was a pure joy to watch a great camogie game. The final will be replayed with date TBC. Please check us out on Face Book for the details of the match.

Fundraising quiz

A fundraising Quiz Night will be held in the Clubhouse on Friday, October 21st. Registration is at 7.30pm. Team of four €40 with a great raffle on the night. Please support.

WE'VE had a very busy but successful weekend on the playing field. The way to Castle Road has become very familiar and Castle Road is like a second home after 2 trips there within 24 hours. We made our first trip on Saturday with our U18 team to contest the U18B County Final against Mallow. Ironically, they were the first team we played in the competition last June! We lined out without the services of Shauna Landers who, unfortunately was injured during the week and who had contributed enormously to the teams success in the competition during the year. Mallow opened with a point and Roisin Culligan gave us a dream start with a goal. Kate Murphy put a 45 over the bar.A pass from Ali Rose to Ciara Daly gained us a valuable second point, and Jessica Treacy struck point no. 3. Mallow managed to slip in a goal but our back line of Ellen Benaim, Nora Walsh and Shauna Harnedy re-grouped and withstood Mallow's pressure for the rest of the first half. After a tussle around the goalmouth Ciara O'Connor kept the ball in and Kate flicked another score over the bar to leave the half time score 1-4 to 1-1.

Following the usual encouraging chat at half time our girls came out fighting, but despite that it was Mallow who scored the first two points. The pressure was worse on the sideline for the trainers than on the field for the players, and Ali Rose's goal brought welcome relief to them. Mallow pointed a free and then scored a goal. We were level! It was all to play for and the girls responded brilliantly to the pressure. Aoife Walsh and Jessica O'Shea drove the ball up the field. Laura Tracey was like a sweeper in the back line with plenty of help from Niamh Daly and Becky Fitzgerald. Our goalie, Jessica Swayne, made many great saves as usual. Jessica O'Shea scored two points and Mallow replied with two points of their own in injury time. A draw - how could we let victory slip through our hurleys? The pressure was so intense we were almost afraid to look, but look we did and cheer we did! Our prayers were answered when Kate drew on her vast experience and got the ball over the bar as the whistle was blown. Oh, the relief.... A brilliant and well deserved reward for this bunch of girls who showed determination and commitment all through the year. A great result for trainers Tadgh Landers, JP Murphy and Mattie Tracey. A word of thanks for the commitment of Donie Tracey in previous years with these girls. The back up of Carmel Landers and Dolores Benaim also helped to bring this cup back to Killeagh.

Summer Cup Senior Final

We were back on Sunday in Castle Road for a lunch time final vs. Inniscarra in the Summer Cup. It was heartening to see so many of our minor players back again today after yesterday’s victory. This commitment will stand them in good stead in the coming years.

Angela Walsh opened our scoring with a point, and Kate had our first free over the bar. Jessica O'Shea scored our third point, followed by Kate with her second point. Inniscarra scored their opening point.

A lovely pass from Annie Walsh to Jessica saw us with our first goal. Strong defence from Laura, Mary O'Connor, AnneMarie,Shauna Harnedy, Marie Smiddy and Aoife. Kate pointed a free and Annie scored another point. Inniscarra struck for a goal and Kate and Noelle both got points to leave the half time score 1-8 to 1-1. Inniscarra opened the scoring with a point, Kate replied with a point before Angela Walsh (Cap) scored a goal. Inniscarra had two more points before Eanna O Neill put her name on the score sheet. Inniscarra scored a goal, Noelle responded with a point and Inniscarra had 2 more points before Kate scored a goal! Full time score was 3-11 to 2-6. A great win!

Congratulation to the team and trainers Kevin, JP and Tadgh for all the efforts throughout the year. Many thanks to all who travelled to Cork to support our girls during the weekend. Our thanks also to the Thatch and the Barry Brothers for their hospitality after the matches.

Many thanks to everyone who supported our Church Gate Collection in Killeagh and Inch this weekend, and an special thanks to the volunteers who gave of their time to do the collection.



Rebel Óg results Central Fé 18 Premier 1 Peil League : Clonakilty - Douglas - conceded by Clonakilty

Central Fé 18 Premier 2 Peil League Roinn 1: Glanmire - Castlelyons - conceded by Castlelyons Central Fé 18 Premier 1 Hurling League (1): Na Piarsaigh - Douglas - conceded by Douglas Glen Rovers 4-6 Blackrock 3-16 Central Fé 18 Premier 1 Hurling League (2): Sarsfield 2-15 Castlelyons 3-11 Central Fé 18 Premier 2 Hurling League (1): Blarney 4-12 Ballinhassig 4-11

Central Fé 18 Premier 2 Hurling League (2): Killeagh/Ita’s - Carrigtwohill - conceded by Carrigtwohill Central Fé 16 Football Championship P1: St. Nicholas 1-8 Douglas 0-9 Ballincollig 0-1 St. Nicholas 0-2 Central Fé 16 Football Championship P2: Midleton 3-3 Clonakilty 1-17 Central Fé 16 Premier 1 Peil League: Ballincollig 0-7 Na Piarsaigh 2-13

Central Fé 16 Premier 1 Hurling League: Midleton 4-11 Sarsfields 2-11

Central Fé 16 Premier 2 Hurling League (2): Killeagh/Ita’s 1-13 Charleville 4-11 Charleville - Ballycosgrey Rovers conceded by Ballycosgrey Rovers Central Fé 15 Football Championship P1: Carrigaline 0-2 Aghada 0-1 Central Fé 15 Hurling Championship P1: Na Piarsaigh 0-16 Blackrock 1-10 Central Fé 15 Hurling Championship P2: Ballinhassig 4-8 Shandrum 5-14 Valley Rovers 0-1 Fr. O’Neill’s 0-2

Central Fé 15 Premier 1 Hurling League (1): Blarney 4-10 Killeagh/Ita’s 2-8 Central Fé 14 Football Championship P1: St. Finbarr’s 1-11 Na Piarsaigh 1-7 Ballincollig 2-6 St. Michael’s 4-7 Central Fé 14 Football Championship P2: Fr. O’Neill’s 6-5 Beara 3-6

Central Fé 14 Premier 2 Peil League: Glanmire - Charleville - conceded by Charleville

Central Fé 14 Premier 1 Hurling League (1): Sarsfields - St. Finbarr’s - conceded by St. Finbarr’s Central Fé 13 Football Championship P2: Mayfield 2-8 Sam Maguire’s 3-4 Central Fé 13 Hurling Championship P1: Carrigtwohill 1-5 Midleton 4-7 Central Fé 13 Hurling Championship P2: Watergrasshill 0-5 Blarney 3-19.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Clyda Rovers lose for a third year in a row as Newmarket claim Premier Intermediate title


FOR the third year in a row Clyda Rovers found one better in the final as Newmarket followed Newcestown and Valley Rovers in defeating them at the penultimate hurdle. On this occasion it was the ability of twice beaten Newmarket to convert their goal chances that proved crucial to the outcome. In a low scoring first half Newmarket led by 2-2 to 1-4 at half time, with goals from a Brian O’Riordan penalty and a second green flag from Kevin O’Sullivan who pounced just before half time helping his side into a lead. A goal from Fionn O’Shea and good points from Cian O’Sullivan kept Clyda in touch.

Clyda had more of the ball but they took a long time to turn it into scores and, in the finish, this flaw was to come back to bite them as Newmarket kept in touch throughout the second half. Clyda missed a great goal chance at one end and, at the other, Newmarket raised their third green flag with Tony O’Keeffe fisting the ball home after being set up by John Lane. That goal put Newmarket four points clear with time running out. Clyda threw everything into attack and while they managed a further two points, it was not enough to save them from a third defeat in a row. Had Clyda played with the same intensity as they did in the closing stages, they might well have won. For Newmarket it has been a rags to riches story for Danny Culloty and his backroom team, who saw the side just escape relegation last year. After two early

Barry O'Leary, Newmarket captain, raises the cup. (Photos: Denis O'Flynn)

losses they are now crowned Premier Intermediate champions and will take their place among the big boys next season.

Bride Rovers referee, James Bermingham, handled the game very well and will feel pleased with his performance.

SCORERS FOR NEWMARKET: T O’Keeffe 1-1, B O’Riordan, K O’Sullivan 1-0 each, N Flanagan 0-2, B Daly, TJ Bodie, J Lane 0-1 each. SCORERS FOR CLYDA ROVERS: J Murphy 0-6, F O’Shea 1-1, Cian O’Sullivan 0-2, Conor O’Sullivan 0-1. NEWMARKET: N O’Connor; TJ

Glory for GAA girls

Captains, Amy O’Shea (Cork) and Ursula Jacob (Wexford) share Sportswoman of the Month Award WEXFORD’S camogie captain, Ursula Jacob and Cork’s football captain, Amy O’Shea (pictured), have been named as joint winners of The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ for the month of September. The Oulart-TheBallagh star, Jacob and Inch Rovers ace attacker, O’Shea have shared a memorable month in the world of GAA, leading their respective teams to All-Ireland titles, whilst playing a key role in these wins as representatives of their teams. Ursula Jacob, an All Star in 2010 and the highest scoring player in

Brosnan; D O’Brien; B O’Riordan; B O’Leary; T Murphy; J Ryan; B Daly; C O’Sullivan; D O’Flynn; K O’Sullivan; T O’Keeffe; TJ Bodie; N Flanagan: J Lane. Subs used: G Casey; K O’Connor. CLYDA ROVERS: C Conway; K Fitzgerald; R Carey; C Kenny; M O’Brien; N O’Mullane; Conor O’Sullivan; P Kissane; F O’Shea; C Flanagan; P O’Mullane; G Carey; Cian O’Sullivan; D O’Brien; J Murphy. Subs used: C Buckley, C Lane. REFEREE: J Bermingham (Bride Rovers).

the 2011 Senior Camogie Championship, led her team to victory against Galway scoring 1-5 in the All Ireland final, earning player of the match. With her farther, Mick, a former Wexford legend and brothers, Michael and Rory, long-serving intercounty hurlers, Ursula’s sporting heritage was evident as the Oulart-The-Ballagh star has led her county to back-to-back Championship titles. Similarly, inspirational Cork captain and PE teacher, Amy O’Shea, 28, made amends for Cork’s shock defeat to Tyrone in 2010, with the team bouncing back this year to win Cork’s

sixth All Ireland title in seven years - regardless of Amy’s early exit from the pitch suffering her third cruciate knee ligament injury. ‘I said two rosaries when I came off – and it was nothing related to my knee,’ she said, but Cork battled onwards resulting in the stalwart captain collecting the Brendan Martin Cup to complete yet another memorable season for herself and the Rebel County. With 2011 All Star nominations for both women, no doubt they will be hoping to add to their trophy mantle in the race to win Sportswoman of the Year in December.

Dungourney Lotto

The jackpot on October 10th was €2,400 and was not won. Lucky dip winners were Billy Scanlon (€35), Beta Boylan (€25) and Elaine Flynn (€15). Next week’s jackpot will be €2,550.


Junior B Hurling Championship: Dungourney 1-07 Midleton 0-10 Junior 2 Hurling League: Dungourney 4-14 Carrignavar 2-15 Junior 2 Football League: Russell Rovers 0-3 Dungourney 3-04

Junior B Hurling Semi-Final

Killeagh was the venue for our semi-final against Midleton on October 16th under floodlights. This was a very tight match from the off, and both sides traded points before Liam Ahern popped up for a goal midway through the first half. Again, both sides were wellmatched and scored only a point each between this and half-time. Half-time score: Dungourney 1-05 Midleton 0-5. The second half continued in the same vein with Dungourney scoring twice to give us a five point lead. However, we were not to score again and, despite a great defensive display, five unanswered Midleton points drew them level and a draw was the result on the night. TEAM: D. Hennessy, K. Ahern, W. Daly, M. Rigney, J. Ronayne, J. Cody, W. McCarthy, S. Hickey, O. Lynch, C. Kiely, L. Ahern, B. Ahern, R. O’Neill, M. Hennessy, J. Hickey. Subs: Darragh Ahern for C. Kiely and B. Ronayne for R. O’Neill.

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CASTLEMARTYR NS lay out the red and white for Amy O'Shea

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ON Wednesday last, October 12th, the children of Castlemartyr National School welcomed Cork Ladies Football Captain, Amy O'Shea. Amy brought with her the Brendan Martin Cup and Cork's sixth TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football title in seven years.

The girls and boys assembled in the Hall, and even though they were all very well behaved, they could barely sit still with all their questions for the local football star, from 'Which was the hardest team you ever played?' to 'How old are you?'. Being a Maths teacher, Amy replied cryptically and challenged them to work it out for themselves. Some of the senior children took the time to explain the school's silverware to Amy, including the rules of indoor hurling!

School headmistress, Mrs Jane Flannery, led the schoolchildren into a rendition of their song, 'Castlemartyr', followed by 'The Banks of My Old Lovely Lee'.

When the assembly was over, Amy kindly signed autographs and the few dozen jerseys, of which the East Cork Journal hopes the parents are aware! So, from Castlemartyr National School, and the East Cork Journal, congratulations to Amy O'Shea and the rest of the Cork Ladies Senior Football team.

Amy O'Shea is pictured with 6th class Captain and Vice Captain of the Ladies Football team, Chloe and Kelly, along with supporters, May you make next year two in a row so we can get back on track! and Matthew Lamb, Captain of the Boy’s Hurling team, who sneaked his way into the photo

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Senior Hurling League

ON Friday, October 14th Midleton Senior Hurlers were in league action in Páirc Uí Rinn against Erin’s Own. Harsh weather conditions made it tough on both teams for this quarter final although Midleton handled them just the better on the night. The scoreline finished Midleton 1-13 Erin’s Own 0-14. Midleton will now take on Newtownshandrum in the semi final next Friday. Details to be confirmed. Well done lads.

Junior 2 Hurling League

Midleton’s Junior B’s welcomed Sarsfields to Clonmult Memorial Park for a hurling league match on Saturday, October 15th. Home advantage, unfortunately, didn’t help on this occasion and Sarsfields came out on top in this game. Scoreline Midleton 1-10 Sarsfields 0-17

Premier 1 Minor Hurling League

Our Minor players were back in action in Douglas on Saturday, October 15th in the Premier Minor Hurling League. Midleton came out on the wrong side of this match also.

Juvenile AGM

The AGM of the Juvenile Club will be held on November 24th and the Adult H & F one will take place on December 1st.

Fé 16

In the Premier 2 Football championship we played Clonakilty last Saturday in the CIT grounds and lost out in the end by eight points.

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After a slow start we settled very well and sourced some great goals to keep the game very even. At halftime the side were level. We began the second half with lots of possession near their goals, but couldn’t produce the scores and paid dearly when they counter attacked each time and scored. With five minutes to go there was only three points between the side, but unfortunately they finished the stronger and ran out winners in the end. Final score: Midleton 3-04 Clonakilty 1-16

TEAM: Bryan Rossiter, Luke Dineen, Billy O Shea, Luke Morrissey, Kevin Rohan, Aaron Mc Evoy, Sean O Farrell, Patrice Tschmanga, Padriac Nagle, Eanna O Brien, Conan Finnegan, Imbiblio Bello, Robert Williams, Michael Abernethy & Calem Deady. Subs used Killian Lynch and Alan Stanton, others Shane Buckley, Conor Morgan & Josh Deady.

Fé 13

Following on from the long trek to Ballinspittle in our last outing our Fé13 hurlers had a very short trip to near neighbours, Carrigtwohill, on Saturday last, October 15th to take on the home team in the Semi-Final of the Premier 1 Championship. On a wet and cold evening our boys never reached the heights of performance seen in the previous 2 games of this championship, and struggled to get scores on the board in the first half despite having the bulk of possession, and we went in at the break level on 1-2 apiece. With some positional changes made in the second half we played a little better and, with some fresh legs coming on during this half to add some urgency to our game, we won in the end by 4-7 to 1-5 to book a place in the final vs. Sars.

This was tough test again for our lads and one that, hopefully, will serve them well in the final which is fixed for Saturday next, October 22nd in Carrigtwohill with a 4pm throw in.

Our panel on the day was P O’Brien (capt), C Evans, A Daly, L Franklin, K Mulcahy, R McConville, S O’Leary, C Shanahan, G Manley, J Roche, D Mulcahy, R O’Reagan, C Power, C Daly, E Moloney, S O’Meara, T Abdullah, T O’Connell, J O’Dwyer, C O’Neill, S O’Brien, PJ Fitzgearld, R O’Donovan, K Daly.

Davie Hogan and James O’Brien Blitzes

Fé10 & Fé12 Hurling Blitz – last Saturday we hosted our annual Dave Hogan & James O’Brien hurling blitz’s with teams from Douglas, Blackrock, Dungarvan, Erin’s Own & Midleton competing. The Fé10 games were held in the CBS and the Fé12 in the main field. The U10 games were played very successfully on the GO GAMES format in the CBS and

many thanks Charlie Mc Allister and Michael Franklin who officiated at these games. Afterwards, members of the O’Brien family presented all the teams with their medals.

The U12 competition took place in the main pitch and we had some very exciting games, well officiated by Cathal Mc Allister and Barry Day.

After the final, Senan Gleeson and Jim O’Brien representing both families, presented the cups to the victorious Douglas and Erin’s Own captains and also medals to all of the players. A word of thanks to all the committee who helped arrange the Blitz, set up the fields, etc. A special thanks to Siobhan Dineen and all the ladies who helped out in the Hall and kitchen serving the food throughout the day, to the parents of our teams who contributed a fabulous array of sandwiches, cakes and biscuits which were very much appreciated and, finally, well done to all the players who represented their

'Superb' new deal for Cork Hurling Manager JIMMY Barry Murphy, newly appointed Cork Hurling Manager and Cork GAA legend, made a superb start to his tenure as Cork hurling supremo when he was presented with a courtesy Skoda Superb at Noel Deasy Cars, located on New Mallow Road, Blackpool, Cork City.

Speaking at the presentation of the car, Ray Deasy said, 'We are delighted to present the Skoda Superb to Jimmy Barry Murphy. He is a true Cork legend and it is great to see him back in intercounty management with Cork. He always brings a great level of commitment, dedication and success to the fore and we at Skoda are no different. We are very happy to be able to get behind him. '

clubs and families with pride and passion in all the games.

Fé 12

On Saturday, October 15th at our GAA complex, Midleton U12 played host to Blackrock, Douglas, Dungarvan and Erin’s Own in the annual Davy Hogan and James O’Brien Hurling Blitz. The weather was the first sign that we were in for a good day’s hurling.

A very competitive blitz ensued, with the standard of hurling at a very high level. Midleton’s two teams performed very well with one team narrowly missing out on being section 1 winners with 2 wins and a loss. The other team performed with great credit, narrowly beaten in two games. Well done to all the players, and their commitment and dedication is very much appreciated. All players should be heartened with the knowledge that 5 of our panel were unavailable. Congratulations to Erin’s Own who won Section 1, and Nemo Rangers who won Section two. Members of both families presented their respective cups to the winners and all participants received medals. Once the formal presentations were over, all players, officials and parents partook of a very welcome spread in the clubhouse. The soup and sandwiches went down very well, while the cakes and biscuits disappeared instantaneously. Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped with the organisation on the day, especially those who were in the kitchen from 9 ’til 4.

Pictured with the newly appointed Cork Hurling Manager, Jimmy Barry Murphy areJohn Donegan, Head of Sales & Marketing, Skoda Ireland and Ray & Noel Deasy and John Crowley, Noel Deasy Cars

Finally, many thanks to the referees who gave up their Saturday to ensure that all matches were supervised and, thankfully, all matches ended without incident.

Fé 10

On Saturday, October 15th, Midleton hosted the annual Fé 10

The Midleton Fé 10 Blitz team

hurling blitz. Dungarvan and Douglas arrived with two teams each, and the CBS stage was set to give another great display of hurling. Midleton also had two teams and were on hand early in anticipation of the event. The format was teams of 11 playing two 10 minute aside matches, with each team playing 4 matches.

Midleton were down some players due to a conflicting soccer cup match, but the other lads stepped up to the plate and, with some help from a few Fé 9 players, showed Midleton GAA Club in a great light. Despite being caught for size in some cases, they gave their all and in every game were very competitive and showed some great skill. Many thanks to Dungarvan and Douglas for travelling, and to the parents who came to support the kids.

Fée 9

On Thursday, October 13th our Fé9’s left their hurleys at home and travelled to Dungourney to play Kilta Óg in a football challenge. We had 28 players on a very foggy evening and the game was played under lights. We had three teams and played two 20mins aside games. It took our lads a while to get going but when they did we played some good football getting some great scores. Thanks to Kilta Óg for holding the game.

Lotto results

Jackpot €10,000. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 16 and 21. No winner. Lucky Dip Winners - 1. Mary Mason. Blackwater Heights, Youghal. 2. Muriel McCann, c/o Bingo. 3. Chris Sheedy, Castlelyons. 4. Aylwin Kearney, Tim Daly’s Tce., Midleton. 5. Fr. Denis Kelleher. Next week’s jackpot will be €10,200

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Fashion Show & Auction Night Extravaganza

BALLINACURRA GAA, in conjunction with Marymount Hospice, hold their inaugural Fashion Show & Auction Night Extravaganza in East Cork Golf Club this Saturday night with the action kicking off at 8pm sharp. After months of organising and careful planning by the hard working committee, their endeavours will be truly rewarded, with a fun packed night for all the family guaranteed. Obviously, their hard work has created a huge impression already with the Show being a sellout for the last few weeks. The man behind the microphone, MC Fanta, will be our compere for the night and his sharp tongued wit is sure to keep the audience on their toes throughout the night. The action kicks off with the Fashion Show where our home grown models will strut their stuff on the catwalk, donning the latest trends from the leading fashion outlets in the East Cork Area. With names like Dakota, Kyle/Miller, Funky Kids, Cat Walk, Coakley’s Menswear, Welsh Sports And Jeanius Menswear showing off their hottest styles, it’s bound to keep the wolf-whistlers busy throughout the show. The Committee would like to thank all the businesses in the East Cork area for their huge support for this event and, of course, to East Cork Golf Club for their co-operation over the past few months. Special guest stars will be appearing, and Studio D will entertain us with modern dancing. Massive Prizes will be auctioned on the night with some fantastic lots on offer. MC Fanta will ensure the crowds are entertained with fun and games for both children and adults. All helpers are asked to be at East Cork Golf Club at 6pm with models asked to arrive at 6.45pm. By all accounts the night will be wall to wall entertainment for those lucky enough to secure a ticket.

Junior Hurling League: Ballinacurra 2-7 Fr. O’Neills 2-11

Decimated by injuries and unavailability, Ballinacurra succumbed to a determined Fr. O’Neills side in the league semi final last Sunday afternoon at a breezy Aghavine. Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half it was always going to be difficult for Ballinacurra to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Fr. O’Neill’s got off the mark with a goal after two minutes, and added two more points by the seventh minute to open up a five point lead. The Villages’ first score came courtesy of Mossie Stack when he pounced on a broken ball and coolly pointed. However, Fr. O’Neills were making use of the wind and scored three more points within a give minute period to extend their lead to seven points. Ballinacurra got a welcome lifeline in the 15th minute when Tom Finnegan pulled on a loose ball on the ground to find the corner of the net. Two minutes later The Village had their second goal when corner forward Joe Coppinger



Championship Previews

The organising committee for the Fashion Show: Tom O'Meara, Helena Richards, Joyce Sigerson, Steve Kane, Moll Hegarty, Mark O'Sullivan and Connie Walsh

showed a killer instinct to again rattle the net to leave Ballinacurra just a point behind. Again Fr. O’Neill’s bit back and scored a goal and three points in the last ten minutes of the half to leave them ahead by seven points at half time. Ballinacurra struck first in the second half when a Damien Daly free closed the gap in the 5th minute. Four minutes later another Daly free resulted in another point. Fr. O’Neill’s pointed a free of their own in the 11th minute before two frees by Damien Daly left four points between the teams with sixteen minutes remaining. The home side extended the lead to five soon after from another free. The point of the game came from Daly, who ran from midfield evading several tackles before popping the ball over the bar on the run. Unfortunately this score failed to lift The Village who found themselves five behind after another Fr. O’Neill’s point in the 20th minute of the half. The final score of the game from Thomas O’Leary, who turned his man to fire over from forty metres out. Numerous Ballinacurra attacks petered out in the closing minutes and when the final whistle blew, Fr. O’Neill’s emerged victorious by four points.

TEAM: M O’Sullivan, R Keohane, T Richards, S Kane, D McCarthy, I Cahill, T O’Meara, D Daly, T Costigan, T O’Leary, T Finnegan, S Finnegan, M Stack, K Harty, J Coppinger SUBS: D O’Sullivan for J Coppinger

Juvenile Club

The Juvenile Club were busy over the last couple of weeks with trips to Youghal and Ballyphehane. The U10s played Youghal in a football and hurling challenge, and battled well in both games. The U9s travelled to Ballyphehane recently for a series of football games against Ballyphehane, Gleann na Laoi and Delaneys. As usual they gave it their all and produced a couple of terrific displays during the afternoon. The season is now coming to an end and we have our final game this weekend against Brian Dillons at home. The U9s will take on the visitors at 11am sharp. We will take a break from training over the winter months, and intend to have a Christmas Party in early December. Parents are asked to keep an eye on texts relating to Juvenile matters.

Lotto results

This week’s Lotto Numbers were 2, 6, 10 and 17. There were no winners. Lucky Dip winners: Ladies Club, Ger Lehane, Mike Kirby, Tom O’Leary and B Wiggins. Next week’s lotto will be €3,600.

St. Catherine’s seek U21B hurling title Sunday, October 23rd

St. Catherine’s vs. Ballygarvan in Páirc Uí Rinn at 2pm

St. Catherine’s will be hoping to end the season on a high by claiming the U21B Hurling title at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday, when they face Ballygarvan in the final. A fine victory over Bandon in the semi-final has seen confidence grow, and the Ballynoe outfit will be hopeful that they can come out on top.

They will look to Pa Roche, William Walsh, Steven O’Brien, Daniel Mangan, Mathew Mulcahy and Ronan Clancy for big performances and while Ballygarvan will provide stiff opposition, St. Catherine’s is certainly capable of coming out on top in this one.

Friday October 21st RED FM League Semi Finals

Sars vs. Ballymartle at 6.30pm

Midleton vs. Newtownshandrum, 8pm

The semi finals of the Red FM senior hurling league will go ahead in Páirc Uí Rinn on Friday night where East Cork sides, Sars and Midleton, will be hoping to make up for championship disappointment. Sars will face Ballymartle in the opening game and should be good enough to come out on top against a Ballymartle side that has certainly justified their position at senior level this year.

The O’Dwyer clan, along with Darren McCarthy and Declan McCarthy, will backbone the Ballymartle challenge while Sars will look to Michael Cussen, Tadgh Murphy, Cian McCarthy and Conor O’Sullivan to see them through. Midleton will face Newtownshandrum at 8pm, and with a county U21 final to look forward to as well, this will be an ideal outing for them.

Midleton will be without Aidan Ryan and the injured Cormac Walsh, but they will still have a strong side on duty with Declan Ryan, Brian Behan, Paul Haughney, James Nagle, Luke O’Farrell and Padraig O’Shea to the fore. Newtown, too, has plenty of stars in their side with Cathal Naughton, Ryan Clifford, Jamie Coughlan and as the O’Connor’s to lead their challenge.

With a place in the final at stake, as well as a nice cheque for finishing high up, all four clubs will be putting in a big effort. Midleton could just shade this one to set up an East Cork league final.

Meanwhile, the Cork Senior hurling training panel for the coming season has been announced and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. To those outgoing players who aren’t included in the panel at the moment, the management would like to pay tribute to the fantastic service they have given to the Cork jersey over the last few years.

Jerry O’Connor is retiring from Inter-county hurling, and Kieran Murphy is not available due to work commitments at present outside of the Cork area.

The full training panel is as follows: Donal Óg Cusack (Cloyne) Martin Coleman (Ballinhassig) Anthony Nash (Kanturk) Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh) Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers) Conor O’Sullivan (Sarsfields) Eoin Cadogan (Douglas) Ross Cashman (Kilbrittain) Brian Murphy (Bride Rovers) Shane O’Neill (Bishopstown) John Gardiner (Na Piarsaigh) Sean Og Ó hAilpín (Na Piarsaigh) William Egan (Kilbrin) Jamie Nagle (Midleton) Patrick O’Mahony (Midleton) Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarr’s) Lorcan McLoughlin (Kanturk) Pa Cronin (Bishopstown) Bill Cooper (Youghal) Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields) Tom Kenny (Grenagh) Cathal Naughton (Newtownshandrum) Ben O’Connor (Newtownshandrum) Michael O’Sullivan (Tracton) Eoin Dillon (Milford) Niall McCarthy (Carrigtwohill) Cian McCarthy (Sarsfields) Conor Lehane (Midleton) Luke O’Farrell (Midleton) Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum) Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers) Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)

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UCC students graduate with Honours to claim Andy Scannell Cup Cork Senior Football Final Castlehaven 0-10 UCC 1-12

In contrast to the hurling final, conditions in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday were perfect for the Cork senior and premier intermediate football finals, as fine overhead conditions were matched by a good sod underneath. Once again we had the students of UCC, the Sigerson cup winners, facing the club side of Castlehaven with the Andy Scannell Cup awaiting the winner. UCC last won in 1999 while Castlehaven were winners in 2003, so both side were anxious to be crowned the 2011 winner.

There was little to choose between the sides in the opening exchanges with UCC, aided by the slight breeze, having two early wides while Castlehaven also had one. The opening score took eight minutes to arrive with David Casey putting UCC in front after Steven O’Brien was

fouled. Castlehaven responded immediately with Chris Hayes coming forward to land a fine point from play. Alan Calahane followed up with another to put the West Cork side in front after a tough opening ten minutes. John Buckley brought the sides level again after a fine catch and pass by JB Spillane, (one of eight Kerry players in the UCC side) set him up. At the end of the opening quarter the sides were still level, with both sides well matched in all positions. Paul Geaney shot the students in front again with Steven O’Brien again setting up the score. By half time UCC had moved into a two point lead with Mike Griffin, David Casey, Sean Kiely and Roscommon player Niall Daly kicking fine points for the students. Castlehaven was still

very much in contention but were relying on Mark Collins for their scores as they trailed by double scores 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval, as UCC got on top in the final five minutes. Both sides exchanged early second half points as the tempo picked up considerably, with Mark Collins leaving just a goal between the sides as he again dissected the posts from a difficult angle. UCC responded well, however, with Sean Kiely coming forward to point and restore the students four point advantage as David Burns was introduced by Castlehaven with Richard Whelton going off. UCC was defending well, with the Castlehaven inside line seeing very little clean ball. Niall Daly and Sean Kiely were very prominent going forward for UCC who still led by 0-10 to 0-

7 going into the final quarter. Sean Calahane shot a fine point for the West Cork side to leave just two between them, but they still found the going tough as they reduced the gap to the minimum with a fine point from sub, David Burns with just nine minutes remaining. It was now all to play for once more, as one cast the mind back to two weeks ago when the club side from Carrigtwohill found the leaders to go and claim the title. Would Castlehaven do the same as Mark Collins brought the sides level with seven minutes remaining? The students were now being asked serious questions as they forged upfield again to win a penalty as Paul Geaney was hauled down. David Casey took his time with the kick but placed it out of the reach of Paudi Hurley and, with five min-

FR. O’NEILL’S camogie almost steal the game Munster Intermediate camogie semi-final Fr. O’Neill’s 4-6 Clonoulty / Rossmore 0-19

FR. O’NEILL’S nearly ‘stole’ this game in the dying minutes of an entertaining Munster Intermediate Camogie semi-final played at Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary on Saturday evening last. The local girls led for all of this game and were the more bal-

anced side who went into an eleven point lead by the 55th minute, but who won only by a single point when referee Shane Florish from Limerick blew the final whistle on the 61st minute. This was the most exciting six minutes of the game as O’Neill’s

struck four goals and a point in those minutes, with no reply from the home side. It must be said, though, that Clonoulty had made several substitutions late in the second half not expecting a late resurgence from

the Cork representatives. It was only the timely intervention of the referee’s whistle that averted a shock result on the day.

Cora Hennessy opened the scoring for the home side with two points in quick succession inside the opening two minutes. Fiona O’Driscoll opened O’Neill’s account with a point on the fifth minute when Katie Ahern noticed her free in front of goal, and Fiona did what she does best in those situations, popped the ball over the bar. Fiona struck O’Neill’s second point on the 11th minute as Cait Devane struck back with a pointed free from about 30 metres out. Fiona added another O’Neill’s point a few minutes later, but from there to the short whistle Clonoulty outscored the visitors by six points to one point, this point coming from Fiona once again after her colleagues tried vainly to score a goal from a goalmouth tussle.

However, a pass out to Fiona and she neatly tapped the ball over the bar as Cora Hennessy added a point from a long distance free to let the half time score 0-9 to 0-4 in Clonoulty’s favour. Katie Ahern in action for Fr. O’Neill’s. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

O’Neill’s were hoping for a good start to the second half, but

utes to go, UCC was a goal to the good again, leading by 1-10 to 010. The mettle of Castlehaven was now being tested to the full, especially since Gavin O’Grady fisted a good point for UCC who were now four points ahead with just a minute of normal time remaining, plus three minutes of added time. Unlike CIT, the students of UCC showed maturity beyond their years and controlled possession in the closing stages, with David Casey bringing matters to a close with a late free to give UCC a deserved five point victory. For Martin Hickey from Carrignavar it was a nice end to a season with a county senior football medal and now there will be a Munster club championship to look forward to for UCC as well. The students certainly proved their worth on this occasion with

it was the home side who were to the fore during the opening fifteen minutes. Their half backline and midfield were on top, and between them all they hit eight points without reply from O’Neill’s, one of their points coming from Cora Hennessy from near the sideline while under pressure from Gearodine Kearney and Sarah Harrington, a truly magnificent point. Mags Finn added a point for O’Neill’s as Cait Devane added two points, one from a placed ball while the other came from her as she soloed through the opposition defence. This left the score at 0-19 to 0-5 with nearly six minutes remaining on the clock. All those in attendance would have been of the opinion that Clonoukty were home and dry, as they made their full complements of substitutions during this period.

However, as with good wine, O’Neill’s kept their best for the final few minutes as they struck four goals and a point in six minutes and everyone held their breath. Gearodine Kearney got the first of these goals when her 45’ deceived Clonoulty and landed in the back of the net. Two minutes later Nora Ahern rounded her opposite number and, even though being tackled, hit a rasper past the hapless Tracey Forrestal in the Clonoulty goal. From the puck out, Clonoulty were on the attack but the evergreen Frances Wiggins was ever so alert and her clearance found Mags Finn, who added to the goal tally when she found the net with her puck. This period of the game was the most


county board chairman, Jerry O’Sullivan presenting the Andy Scannell Cup to UCC captain, Sean Kiely from Macroom.

UCC: D Casey 1-5, S Kiely 0-2, M Griffin, J Buckley, N Daly, G O’Grady and P Geaney 0-1 each CASTLEHAVEN: M Collins 0-6, C Hayes, D Burns, S Calahane and A Calahane 0-1 each UCC: S Mellett, M Hickey, P Crowley, M Galvin, T Clancy, N Daly, S Kiely Capt, J Buckley, W Kennedy, J B Spillane, M Griffin, M Beston, S O’Brien, D Casey, P Geaney. Subs used J O’Sullivan, B Coughlan, G O’Grady and A Greaney. CASTLEHAVEN: P Hurley, D Limerick, L Collins Capt, T O’Leary, M Calahane, D Calahane, C Hayes, D Hurley, S Dinneen, R Whelton, M Collins, A Calahane, B Collins S Calahane and B Hurley. Subs used D Burns and S Hurley. REFEREE: James Dorgan, Nemo Rangers.

exciting of the previous 58 minutes, as every ball was contested by both sides, but it was Gearodine Kearney whose shot sailed over the bar to let the score 3-6 to 0-19 on the 60th minute. It was still nip and tuck in added time, and there were some moments when the heart nearly stopped as O’Neill’s threw everything at Clonoulty and were rewarded with a fourth goal when substitute, Nicola Nagle’s shot bounded over the Clonoulty goal line with sixty one and a half minutes on the clock. Unfortunately for O’Neill’s the referee blew on the puckout and ended what could have been the shock of all shocks in the Camogie world.

SCORERS: CLONOULTY / ROSSMORE; Cora Hennessy 0-9 (0-1f), Cait Devane 0-6 (0-2f), Sarah Fryday 03, Noirin Ryan 0-1. FR. O’NEILL’S; Gearodine Kearney 1-1 (1-0 45), Mags Finn 1-1, Fiona O’Driscoll 0-4 ( 0-2f), Nora Aherne and Nicola Nagle 1-0 each. CLONOULTY; Tracey Forrestal, Michelle Horan, Becky O’Brien, Louise Shanahan, Aimme Quinn, Teresa Burke, Clodagh Quirke, Cait Devane, Cora Hennessy, Bernadette Ryan, Sarah Fryday, Maria Moloney, Mary Jane Maher, Noirin Ryan, Eva Ryan. Subs used; Aoife Ryan for Maher, Donna Ryan for Eva Ryan, Mary Kate Maher for Shanahan, Cait Hennessy for Moloney, Kate Ryan for Quinn. FR. O’NEILL’S: Trish Cusack, Ciara McGrath, Yvonne Murphy, Catherine O’Shea, Frances Wiggins, Gearodine Kearney, Sarah Harrington, Kate Harrington, Denise O’Leary, Caroline Phelan, Mags Finn, Nora Ahern, Fiona O’Driscoll, Liz Sweetnam, Kate Ahern. Subs used; Nicola Nagle for Phelan, Rachel Ahern for O’Leary. REF. Shane Florish (Limerick).

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WE commence our notes this week with congratulations to both Valley Rangers and Clashmore on their success last Sunday in the FAI Junior Cup. The two clubs will represent the league in the next round of the cup.

Clashmore travelled to Clonmel and came from a goal down to defeat Old Bridge, while Valley Rangers in Conna had to go to the dreaded penalty shoot out to overcome North Tipp side, Sallypark. In the premier, Pinewood win and go into 2nd place in the table, while Lismore travelled to Ardrath Park and came away with all three points in a great game of football.

There were plenty of games to choose from last weekend between league and FAI Cup, and games on Saturday and Sunday gave us all a great choice. We, ourselves, took in a league game and an FAI Cup game on Saturday and sent our roaming reporter to cover an FAI Cup game on Sunday.

This coming weekend is Munster Junior Cup and we have some very interesting ties with our neighbours from the Waterford League.

Cappoquin 0 St. Michael’s 5

We expected a larger crowd in Cappoquin on Saturday night for the visit of the 2nd best team in Ireland, St. Michael’s, Pike Rovers as FAI Junior Cup winners are rated the best, started their campaign against Cappoquin.

Indeed, the visitors from Tipperary had a bigger following than the home team on the night, which is a pity, as Cappoquin battled bravely against a side bustling with talent and experience. St. Michael’s, beaten finalists in the past two seasons, had a very strong side last Saturday night, with James Walsh, Ireland’s current amateur and most capped Irish player, and fellow international Chris Higgins. Up front, the Tipperary side had the recently signed ex Colchester and Waterford Utd player, Rafter, leading the attack. Michael’s manager John Cremins, was not

taking anything for granted and gave Cappoquin the greatest of respect with his team selection. Both teams attacked from the start, but it was evident from the opening minutes that Michael’s came with only one goal in mind, win and be in the next round of the competition. In the 10th and 13th minutes, Cappoquin goalie, Evan McGrath, made two excellent saves but was helpless when Rafter scored on 20 minutes with a goal of top quality. He scored again minutes later, and Michael’s added another two before the break to leave the visitors with a commanding lead. Credit Cappoquin, who emerged for the 2nd half with a positive approach. While they did not score, Michael’s could find the net only once, and this for Rafter to complete his hat trick. Cappoquin tried hard, with Eddie Walsh and Corey Roche giving their all at the heart of the home defence. Kett, Colin Landers and Leahy all tried to break down a solid visiting rear guard that had James Walsh showing all his experience from playing at this, and a higher, level. Michael’s moved the ball from defence to attack with the minimum of passes, and the ball played from wing to wing with speed and accuracy.

Speaking to the Michael’s management after the game, they felt Cappoquin had the makings of a very good side as this is a young, inexperienced, team playing at this level, and they were glad of a strong game from the home team. Cappoquin manager, Ray Murphy expressed the same sentiments and told us he was very proud of his team who, although four goals down at the break, never gave up and they will have learned much from playing against such an experienced side.

CAPPOQUIN TEAM: E McGrath, Dudek, C O’Shea, E Walsh, C Roche, W Daly, D Kett, C Landers, D Leahy, D Walsh, K Flynn. Reserves used- T Looby, S Daly, P O’Connor.

It is a pity that our junior league clubs would not come along to see St. Michael’s play. They are a team that play the game so simply in everything they do, and show how football at this level can be achieved with coaching and dedication.

Valley Rangers 2 Sallypark 2 Aet

We congratulate the 10 man Valley Rangers side who defeated Sallypark in Conna on Sunday afternoon last in a thriller, albeit in a penalty shoot out. It makes no difference, as the important result is that Valley are through to the next round. We ourselves were unable to travel to Conna so we sent our roaming reporter to keep in touch with us throughout the game. Valley led at the break through a Padraig O’Connor goal, and were reduced to 10men when a Valley player was sent off for a second bookable offence. Sallypark equalised mid way through the second half and then, with 5 minutes remaining, the home team were awarded a penalty, which was converted, and the visitors in the driving seat. Valley responded and they, themselves, were awarded a penalty in the 88th minute which Jake O’Shea despatched to the net to force the game into extra time. Neither team could score in the extra 20 minutes and it was the dreaded penalty shoot out, with Valley scoring 4 times to the visitors once, and Valley are through to the next round. Well done to all the team and Derry was ecstatic with the result, and rightly so.

Valley win 4-1 on penalties

Old Bridge 1 Clashmore 2

What a result for the Clashmore team in Clonmel on Sunday morning. This was a brilliant performance, and more so when one realises the home side took the lead on 30 minutes. But Clashmore did not let this go against them. In fact, they improved, and Sean Fleming scored the equaliser when he found the net from a free kick and the sides were level at the break. The 2nd half saw Clashmore take the game to the home side and they were rewarded for their attacking performance when Vinnie Coonan scored after 20 minutes. Old Bridge then went in search of the equaliser but the Clashmore defence held firm from constant home attacks. It was real back to the wall defending, but credit the Clashmore defence who never flinched and when the final whistle blew there was great excitement from the village

team. Each one played brilliantly in all positions, but the defence in those final minutes adopted thou shall not pass motto, and the Old Bridge attack came unstuck against a very solid and committed defence.

Cullen Lattin 9 Kilworth 3

A very much under strength Kilworth travelled to play the TS&DL outfit on Sunday afternoon, and came away with a heavy defeat on paper. But realistically, Kilworth played well with the team at their disposal, and credit them for putting up such a display against a strong home team back boned by ex Cork City player, Davey Ryan. The home side led at the break by 4 goals to 1 goal, with the Kilworth score coming from Finbarr Harrington.

In the 2nd half the evergreen Tommie Seymour and Seanie Shanahan scored for Kilworth, but the home side added five to their first half tally and ran out easy winners at the final whistle. As we wrote, and from reports to hand, Kilworth did not deserve to be beaten by such a margin, and they can look forward to the visit of Tramore next Sunday in the MFA Junior Cup.

Pinewood 2 Castlebridge 0

Pinewood returned to winning ways after their defeat the previous week in Mogeely, when they took all three points from the visit of Castlebridge to the Knockmeal venue on Sunday morning. Pinewood led through a Keith Guiry goal and they doubled the score before half time when Ollie Smith found the net to give the home side a comfortable lead at the break. In the 2nd half, Pinewood were content to sit back on their lead as Castlebridge, while trying hard, never threatened the home defence too much to cause problems, and this result and defeat see the Castlelyons team with no points from five games played. Pinewood are now in joint 2nd place with Kilworth, and a point adrift of leaders Valley Rangers, and all three level on games played.

Youghal Utd 2 Lismore 5

In our preview we made this match of the day, and we were not disappointed as this was a great game of football between two attack conscious teams. It was a game that had everything, good football with the ball on the ground and played to feet by both teams and at a fast pace, a penalty and another one turned down, decisions against both teams that baffled players and supporters, and yellow cards, in a most sporting game.

This was Lismore’s first visit to Ardrath Park in many years, and as in all old games between those sides there was little to choose. Youghal went in front on 10 minutes when Mark O’Connor scored. Lismore equalised through Colin Houlihan and went in front when Pollard split the home defence with a pass to Kevin O’Donoghue, who gave the home goalie no chance from inside the area.

Lismore were playing the better football and should have been awarded a penalty when a Lismore player was taken out of the game in the area as he waited for a Shanahan cross. The second half saw Lismore up the pace, and Pollard scored when put through by Brendan Landers. Youghal were unlucky not to have a penalty when one of their strikers was up ended in the area, but they pulled a goal back when the Lismore defence stood still waiting for a foul throw to be whistled. Dermot Shreul raced onto the throw and his effort trickled over the line for a soft goal that should have been saved. Youghal then had a penalty with the Lismore defence appealing for an off side, but St.ephen Barry saw his spot kick saved by Landers in the Lismore goal at the expense of a corner. From the resultant corner the ball was cleared and after a five man move, Pollard hit the cross bar. But the same player was not to be denied minutes later when he scored his second, and Lismore’s fourth, and followed up in the final minutes with another goal to complete his hat trick. As we wrote, a very good sporting game of football, with Lismore the better team on the day, but we believe both teams would be an asset to the premier division with the football they play.

Valley Rangers B 4 Railway Ath 4

When these two teams meet we are guaranteed plenty of goals, and last Saturday was no different with the points shared in an eight goal thriller. Valley went a goal up through Padraig Noonan before Killian O’Sullivan equalised from the penalty spot. This was the score at half time, and the second half saw plenty of goal match thrills and six further goals scored. Alan O’Mahony scored twice for the home side, while Seamus Hogan had one goal and Killian O’Sullivan scored twice in this half, one from another penalty, to complete his hat trick. Liam O’Hanlon also scored, as the visitors got a deserved share of the points. This was a good game which neither team deserved to lose, and a draw was a fair result. After a string of defeats, Ballybridge got a point from this draw at Sexton Park on Saturday. Inch were in confident mood after their victory against Accrington, but it was the visitors who led at

Inch B 2 Ballybridge 2



the break through a Brendan O’Driscoll goal. The home side levelled after the break thanks to an og, and went in front when Clint Galvin scored. They held this lead up to the last minute, when Luke Swayne scored the equaliser just before the final whistle to give the visitors their first points in many weeks. Inch now have four points picked up from two games, and visit Lismore next week in a confident mood.

Brideview B 4 Kinsalebeg 1

Following this victory at home to Kinsalebeg last Saturday, Brideview go into 2nd place in the league table, three points behind the leaders, but with a game more played. Two goals from Dean Hennessy and a goal from Dave McInerney to a Kyle Moylan goal for the visitors was the score at half time. In the 2nd half McInerney scored his second, and Brideview’s fourth, while the home side saw a Martin Murphy spot kick brilliantly saved by the visiting ‘keeper. Overall a good win for the Tallow side who, on the day, were too strong for a visiting team still finding their way in competitive football.

Clashmore B 2 Glen View 2

A share of the points here was probably the fairest result on Saturday afternoon. Goals from Paudie O’Rourke for the home team and Kevin Power for the visitors saw the sides level midway through the opening half, before Kieran Conway gave the home side the lead before half time. The second half was more or less the same as the opening 45 minutes with chances created but not taken, until a John Broderick corner kick went all the way to the net to give the Melleray side a share of the points and Glen View’s first point in three games, but still rooted to the bottom of the table, and Clashmore’s fourth in two games.


UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUP Cappoquin 0 St. Michael’s 5 Valley Rangers 2 Sallypark 2 Aet Valley win 4-1 on penalties Old Bridge 1 Clashmore 2 Cullen Lattin 9 Kilworth 3

MARI MINA PHARMACY PREMIER Pinewood 2 Castlebridge 0 LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Valley Rangers B 4 Railway Ath 4 Youghal Utd 2 Lismore 5 Inch B 2 Ballybridge 2 Clashmore B 2 Glen View 2 Brideview 4 Ballybridge 1


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This coming weekend will see eight of the premier teams playing in the Munster Junior Cup, with games on Saturday and Sunday. After last week’s success that saw two of our teams through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup, hopes are high that we will have at least 50% of the competing teams through to the next round. There are no Premier games this weekend, but there are 1st division games. This is Inch’s first game since being defeated by Carrick Utd in the Munster Champions Cup two weeks ago. They welcome Waterford 2nd division side Crusaders to Sexton Park. Crusaders caused a shock last Sunday when defeating 1st division team, Kilmacow by 4 gls to 3 gls in the FAI Junior Cup. Inch are not having a good season so far, with no victory in their three league games, but Sunday would be a great day to get back the form they had last season when winning the league. If they play to their full potential, then they should come out on top with home advantage.

Inch vs. Crusaders

Cappoquin vs. Johnville

Cappoquin played St. Michael’s last week in the FAI Junior Cup, and while defeated, played as well as they could against a top team. This Saturday night they have Johnville as opposition in Cappoquin, and will hope that their display last week will boost their confidence for this game. Johnville were relegated from the premier last year, and after a sluggish start to the current season, have now started to play consistently each week and will be favourites to come out on top. Ray Murphy has stuck with his young charges since the start of the season, and in the league they have rewarded the manager’s faith in them by being undefeated in their three games.

Brideview vs. St. Paul’s

The Tallow side have not played for a few weeks, conceding a walk over last week in the FAI Junior Cup, and have St. Paul’s as visitors this coming Sunday. Paul’s caused a major shock last week when defeating St. Saviours in the FAI Junior Cup last week. Normally Brideview at home in this competition are always difficult to beat and never fear any visiting side, but after such a lay off it will not be easy to get back into the swing of football again. St. Pauls will probably come as favourites, but if Brideview play as we know they can, then it could be a Tallow victory.

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Dungarvan vs. Railway

Dungarvan have played WWEC opposition for the past few seasons, and suffered defeat only to Lismore, but since then have played and defeated Pinewood and Clashmore. The home team are not having the best of seasons in the Waterford Premier while Railway, in the WWEC 1st division, have played four games, winning two, drawing and losing one. However, this is a step up in standards for Railway, but with some very young and talented players in their side, they will have no fears of travelling to Kilrush, but the home side will start as favourites.

Kilmacthomas vs. Castlebridge

Castlebridge travel to Alaska Park to play 1st division side, Kilmacthomas, on Sunday afternoon. The Castlelyons side are having their worst possible start to the season, without a point from their five games played. The home team are holding their own in the 1st division, and on form they must be favourites to advance to the next round. However, Castlebridge’s league position may be false, as they have played some good football in their defeats, creating chances, but not able to convert them into scores. Sunday would be the ideal day for them to get back on track, but home advantage make Kilmac’favourites. Top of the Waterford Premier, Tramore, visit Pound Lane in our cup tie of the day. Tramore have full points from their eight games played, while Kilworth are joint second in the WWEC Premier. A few seasons ago Kilworth travelled to Tramore and nearly caused an upset, but lost in the final few minutes in a game which Tramore were happy to have won. The seasiders have lost two of their better players to emigration, former Blues players, Josh Burns and Paul McCarthy, but manager Alan Reynolds has assembled a strong squad of players for the season and will be expected to come away with a victory. At home, Kilworth will have no fears, but we have to make the top Waterford team favourites.

Kilworth vs. Tramore

Clashmore vs. St. Saviour’s

St. Saviour’s are having a good season in the Waterford Premier and held the lead at the top of the table up until their defeat to Tramore a few weeks back. The city team will come to Pablo Park on Sunday as favourites, but Clashmore travelled to Clonmel last week as under dogs to Old Bridge and came away victorious. The village side will not be overawed, and

are confident after last week’s display. On form we have to make Saviours favourites, but if Clashmore show the same determination and motivation as last Sunday, then we may have a home victory.

Valley Rangers B vs. Clashmore B

This game goes on in Conna on Sunday morning and both teams had draws last weekend in their respective games. Valley played in a cracker of an eight goal thriller with Railway, while Clashmore drew at home with Glen View. This game could also end in a draw.

Kinsalebeg vs. Youghal

After a good run Kinsalebeg have lost their last two games, while Youghal lost their first league game when losing to Lismore last Saturday. The visitors will want to get back to winning ways to keep in touch with the leaders, and we think they will be too strong for the home side who are still finding their feet in competitive football. Lismore had a great win last week in Youghal and are undefeated in their five league games, while Inch have taken four points in their last two games, including overcoming a two goal half time deficit against Accrington to score three times and take all the three points. Lismore will be favourites, but will not take the visitors for granted.

Lismore vs. Inch B

Glen View vs. Ballybridge

Glen View have yet to register a win in the league, while Ballybridge are having a disappointing season when so much was expected of them since their performances last season. On current form it is a game that could end in a draw, but both teams need three points to move them up the table. Probably a draw.

Accrington vs. Kilworth B

This local derby goes ahead on Saturday afternoon at Pike Road, and neither team had a game last Sunday.

Accrington, in their last home game, threw away a two goal lead to Inch, ending up losing as the visitors scored three times in the 2nd half, while Kilworth lost to Lismore on the same day. Accrington, with home advantage will be favourites to win.


22/10: MUNSTER JUNIOR CUP Inch vs. Crusaders, 3.30pm, M. Reddy

Cappoquin vs. Johnville, 7.30pm, D. Coleman Kilmacow vs. Valley Rangers, 2pm

LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Kinsalebeg vs. Youghal, 3pm, P. Griffin Accrington vs. Kilworth B, 3pm, D. O’Sullivan U19 LEAGUE Railway Ath vs. Kilworth, 3pm, S. Forde

23/10: MUNSTER JUNIOR CUP Brideview vs. St. Paul’s, 2.30pm, P. Browne Dungarvan vs. Railway Athm 11am Kilmacthomas vs. Castlebridge, 11am Kilworth vs. Tramore AFC, 2.30pm, E. Cusack Clashmore vs. St. Saviour’s, 2.30pm, M. Curran

LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIV Valley Rangers B vs. Clashmore B, 3pm, K. Griffin Lismore vs. Inch B 11.30am, J. O’Riordan Glen View vs. Ballybridge, 11.30am, P. Browne

Delegate Meeting

The next Delegate Meeting of the West Waterford East Cork Junior League will be held on Monday, November 7th at Lismore House Hotel commencing at 8.30pm.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Padraig O’Brien, Castlebridge on the death of his father Pad O’Brien, Castlelyons, which sad event occurred last Saturday. Ar dheis de ar a anam.

Golden Boot

With only a handful of games played so far in the league we give the leaders in both divisions. The Golden Boot is based on league games only, and does not include goals scored in cup games. In the premier Keith Guiry, Pinewood has 5 goals, while Shane Kearney, Valley Rangers has 4 goals. In the 1st Division Eddie Pollard, Lismore has 12 goals, with Mark O’Connor, Youghal, Kevin O’Donoghue, Lismore and Dave McInerney, Brideview B all on six goals each.

Dates for the diary

29/10 -Oscar Traynor team away in Wicklow 30/10: Tony Bolger Plate Final, Castlebridge vs. Ballybridge 31/10: Tony Bolger Cup Final, Pinewood vs. Brideview A

Week ending November 6th the Youth Inter League team will travel to Kilkenny to play the Kilkenny League.

Springfield Ramblers

U13 National Cup: Blarney United 6 Cobh Ramblers 0

U15 National Cup: Springfield Ramblers 8 Clonakilty 0

Goals were scored by Ben Rasmussen (4), Sean Richardson (3) & Owen Heffernan.

U16 National Cup: Kinsale 0 Springfield Ramblers 6

Springfield Ramblers advanced to the next round with a well deserved win over Kinsale, scoring 3 goals in each half. With S. McLoughlin, D. Barry and J. Stoate dominating midfield and playing an excellent passing game, they created numerous chances which were scored by M. Meaney, A. Devlin and the pick of the goals from J. Stoate after a 15 pass movement. In the second half Springfield Ramblers made five substitutions, but continued to dominate the game with goals from J. Carroll and 2 from J. McCarthy. T Stafford and J. Kennedy were unlucky not to score before the end.

Under 14 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 2 Avondale United 1

Goals were scored by Ciaran Ahern (2). Best on the day were Niall Abbott, Neil Harte & Dave Coffey.

Corkbeg AFC AUL Div2A: Corkbeg 2 Churchvilla 0

Corkbeg beat local rivals, Churchvilla, by 2 goals to nil on a very overcast day in Whitegate. In truth, Corkbeg should have won by a lot more as they completely outplayed their East Cork rivals, especially in the second half. As in recent weeks, the Beg went ahead early in the game. Alan O’Brien played a great crossfield ball to find John Hynes, and he finished with a deft chip past the Churchvilla goalkeeper, Daniel Murphy, after 15 minutes. Ian Casey should have doubled Corkbeg’s lead after 25 minutes when he shot disappointingly wide from Damien O’Driscoll’s through ball. Churchvilla had their best spell after this, and Kevin Murphy went close soon after. Just before half time Churchvilla sub, Derek Eaton shot over the crossbar when well placed at the back post. Corkbeg completely dominated the second half. Corkbeg’s Aidan Cotter & Kerrie O Mahoney dominated the battle in midfield against Churchvilla’s Emmett O’Brien & Dave Hill, while John Hynes was causing the Cloyne side all kinds of problems down the right. Ronan Forde had a goal disallowed for a very debatable offside after 55 minutes, but ultimately it didn’t matter as, two minutes later, Forde crossed for Aidan Cotter to poke home Corkbeg’s second goal from close range. Shane O’Brien’s in-swinging free kicks kept Corkbeg on their toes but Corkbeg’s defence, with Damien O’Driscoll and Sean Quirke in outstanding form, were rarely troubled and the closest Churchvilla came to a consolation was a rising strike that cleared the crossbar after 60 minutes. Fred Wenham, John Hynes and Aidan Cotter should have added to Corkbeg’s total before the end of the game and, luckily, two stonewall Corkbeg penalties not awarded by the referee, didn’t affect the outcome. So, a comfortable win and a clean sheet to boot... all in all, a good day’s work. TEAM: P. O’Reilly, D. O’Driscoll, A. O’Brien, S. Quirke, D. Keegan, K. O’Mahoney, A. Cotter, I. Casey, J. Hynes, F. Wenham, R. Forde. Subs: C. Horgan for Hynes (75mins), K. Jordan for Wenham (85 mins)

U13 Div 4: Corkbeg 4 Midleton ‘A’ 1

Great home win for the league leaders. Alan Hogan grabbed a hat trick and Cal Bawden got Corkbeg’s other goal. Congratulations to Corkbeg’s U14 team star striker, Jordan Tynan, who has been called up for training with the Cork U14 team. Best of luck, Jordan!

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Last Weekend’s Results

U12 League (00/01) Clashmore 1-1 Brideview Cappoquin 0-10 Ardmore

U16 League Kilworth 1 Clashmore 2

THE Ramblers keep their 100% record intact with two wins from two, and join three others in joint top of the table but have a game in hand on their rivals. Kilworth dropped points for the first time this season, and were disappointed as they played the entire game with 10 men due to a shortage of players, so were very unlucky not to get something from the game. Clashmore took the lead through an Adam Curley header, but Ciaran Gowen equalized for the home side. Clashmore then had the chance to take the lead from the spot, but Shane Russell missed. When the chance came again from the spot after Paddy Prendergast was upended in the box, up stepped Robbie Deady to win it for the away side.

Castlebridge 3 Brideview 2

Brideview travelled to Bridesbridge as league leaders and started well against last season’s champions when Jake Beecher gave them the led after 21 minutes and they held this lead ’til the break. The home side equalized through Jack Barry and 10 minutes into the second half. Ryan Grey restored the away sides led 16mins into the half but Shane Fenton brought his side level minutes later. Jack Barry won the game to complete a great comeback for the home side with 9 minutes remaining. This brings them right back into the title picture. A great game between two very good sides, and the rematch in Tallow should be a cracker.

U14 League Ardmore 4 Brideview 2

This game was postponed last week. The seasiders were intent on claiming the points from early in this game, as they looked to climb the league table. They did so after a great win, and go joint top of the table with the leaders not playing due to SFAI Cup appointments. Ardmore’s scorers on the day were Stuart O’Mahony, Liam Reilly, David Walsh and Conall O’Brian. While Brideview will be disappointed with this result, this Ardmore team will take a lot of beating this season, especially at home. Dylan Mangan replied for the away side with a brace, but it was never going to be enough to claim the points.

Ballybridge scorers on the day, but it was chances missed that cost them in the end. Nevertheless valuable experience is gained from the competition and it’s nowback to the bread and butter of the league where they will be one of the favourites for the title.

U14 League (98/99) Ardmore 4-2 Brideview U16 League (96/97) Kilworth 1-2 Clashmore Castlebridge 3-2 Brideview Ballymac P-P Cappoquin – Due to County Final SFAI National Cups 2nd Round

U14 Schoolboy’s Inter League

U12 League Clashmore 1 Brideview 1

Brideview travelled to Pablo Park last Saturday afternoon in the mist and rain and came away with a point after a hard fought game. Maybe they will feel they should have had all three points but found Rambler’s goalkeeper, Finn O’Sullivan, in great form between the posts. Brideview took the lead just before the break when Eoin Mc Grath scored to have them leading at the break 0-1. The Ramblers came more into the game in the second half and claimed a point when ace marksman, Caelin Rooney, scored with 3 minutes remaining to the delight of the home support. In the end a fair result for two teams trying to play the game the right way, not helped by the weather.

Cappoquin 0 Ardmore 10

Ardmore proved why they are top of the league table with a facile victory in Cappoquin. They were much the stronger team, but the fact that Cappoquin fielded only 9 players didn’t help their cause against a team with a 100% record in the league so far. This game was never in doubt after the opening goal was scored, and the home side will hopefully be back to full strength for their next game in a fortnight. Scorers on the day were Thomas Ahern 4, Sheena Mc Guillacudy 3, James Brown, Diarmuid Geaney and Gerry Reardon to keep Ardmore on top of the table 3 points clear of Ballybridge, who were in SFAI Cup action.

U14 SFAI Goodson Cup Ballymac 7 Bandon 3

Ballymac cruised through to round three of the national cup

U12 SFAI Norton Cup Ballybridge 2-3 Carrigaline Utd A Castlebridge 3-2 Riverstown with a very impressive victory over West Cork side, Bandon, on Saturday evening. Bandon travelled down in great form in their own league, and were hoping to go home with a victory. The home side made sure they would be in the next round and were in fine form in front of goal with WWEC Development squad players Shane O’Meara, Tom Barron and Dylan Guiry all grabbing a brace each, and Jamie Grant added the seventh goal in a super win. They will play at home in the next round, due to be played on weekend of 5/6 November to Carrigaline Utd A, and will fancy their chances playing at home in Ballymac. Well done on a fine win, and best of luck in the next round.

Mayfield Utd 5 Clashmore 1

The Ramblers travelled to Cork on Sunday afternoon to play against a strong home team who have won all their games to date in their own league and are top of the 1st Division. They were going to be up against it, and so it proved. 4-0 down at the break they went 5-0 down before Paddy Prendergast scored a good goal for the visitors, and they had another ruled out when it had crossed the line. All in all a good performance, but it is the Cork side who go into the hat for the next round. Castlebridge struggled to field a team, due to other commitments, but travelled to Mallow and were on the wrong end of the result against the Cork Premier Division team. Cappoquin and Lismore were both knocked out of the cup last weekend without kicking a ball, as they handed their opponents walkovers so that they could field a team on Sunday morning. This is such a

U14 SFAI Goodson Cup

pity for the two clubs, who are going well in the league.

U16 SFAI Barry Cup Passage 1 Ballybridge 2

Ballybridge made the trip to Passage on Sunday evening to play the Cork Division 2 team, and would have been confident of progressing to the next round to play at home to Avondale Utd. They recorded a fine win despite missing a few regulars, and used some of their U14 squad to win this tie with Tom Millerick and Alex Brown on the score sheet for the visitors.

U12 SFAI Norton Cup Castlebridge 3 Riverstown 2

Castlebridge are into the third round of the national cup following this excellent win against Cork Schoolboy’s League club, Riverstown, and were the better side throughout. This was a real cup tie with a single goal separating the teams in the finish. David Morrision, with a brace, and James Kearney were the toast of the Bridesbridge club as they scores the goals to send them into the next round where they will travel away for a local derby against Fermoy. This is a fine team with plenty of talent throughout, who will fly the flag for the WWEC and we wish them well.

Ballybridge 2 Carrigaline Utd A 3

This was a disappointing result for the home side as they were the better team throughout. But they couldn’t put the ball in the net in the closing stages, and paid the price as the away side held on to claim the spot in the third round. Sam McSweeney and Jason Hankard were the

U14 SFAI Goodson Cup Ballymac 7-3 Bandon Leeds 3-0 Lismore – Walkover Mayfield Utd 5-1 Clashmore Mallow Utd 12-0 Castlebridge Corinthians Boys 3-0 Cappoquin - Walkover U16 SFAI Barry Cup Passage 1-2 Ballybridge

Next Weekend’s Fixtures

Saturday 22nd October U11 League (01/02) Clashmore v Ardmore 11.00am, M.Reddy Castlebridge v Ballybridge 11.00am, D.Guiry Brideview v Cappoquin 11.00am, A.Higgins Ballymac v Lismore 11.00am, K.Griffin U14 League (98/99) Clashmore v Ardmore 12.30pm, M.Reddy Castlebridge v Ballybridge 12.30pm, D.Guiry Brideview v Cappoquin 12.30pm, A.Higgins Ballymac v Lismore 12.30pm, K.Griffin

Previews U11 League Clashmore vs. Ardmore

Ramblers go into this game undefeated, and on current form should win this game but at this age group you never know what to expect and it is only a matter of time before Ardmore win a game after three losses. This is a local derby and at any age group they are normally very tight affairs. With home advantage we will say Clashmore to win.

Castlebridge vs. Ballybridge

What a game is in prospect in Bridesbridge as the joint leaders play each other. This will be a very good game as both teams



have scored plenty of goals in their opening two games to remain undefeated to date. It is very hard to call as we haven’t seen either team in action yet, only reports of two very strong teams, so with the leadership of the league on offer to the winners we will go for a draw.

Brideview vs. Cappoquin

Another game that is hard to call as two team undefeated with a win and a draw from their opening two games, who sit in joint third position in the league. Both will want to win to stay in touch with the leaders, and with home advantage and with a very good goalkeeper we will give the nod to Brideview this week, but only just. This game is at the other end of the table with both teams suffering two defeats so far in the league. Ballymac have a very young team and are looking to the years ahead with this team. Lismore are in this age group after a very good academy over the last two seasons has seen the number of teams grow in the league. They will be looking to record their first victory of the season, but in the end we think a share of the points will be the order of the day.

Ballymac vs. Lismore

U14 League Clashmore vs. Ardmore

Third verses fourth in the league table, and a great local derby is in prospect in Pablo Park on Saturday afternoon as two of the inform teams will play for the local derby bragging rights. Ardmore had a great win last weekend against a fancied Brideview side and will take great belief from that, while the Ramblers will want to get back to winning ways following their first defeat of the season in Cork in the National Cup last weekend. With a good sprinkling of development squad players on show from both sides, this should be a great game to watch and there will be nothing in it at the end. We will go for a draw in this one.

Castlebridge vs. Ballybridge

Joint leaders, Ballybridge travel to Bridesbridge to play the home side, who are mid table and suffered a heavy defeat last week in the National Cup. They were without a host of players, and if they get these players back will be a force to be reckoned with. Ballybridge have had a great start to the season winning both their games, and will be confident of winning this game. But the it is always difficult to win in Bridesbridge and we will say a draw will be the result here at the end of 70 minutes.


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League leaders travel to Tallow on Saturday having given a walkover last week in the National Cup, while Brideview lost in Ardmore, so both teams will want to win to get back on track so to speak. Cappoquin will travel as favourites but with players of the calibre of Ryan, Mangan & Geary in the home teams squad, it will not be easy. But with O’Connell, O’Mahony and Whelan very strong players for the champions it should be a cracker of a game, and we give the vote to the away side to claim the points but will not be surprised if Brideview win. Ballymac, with two defeats so far, must win this game or risk falling too far behind the leaders if they are to challenge for the title, which they did last season. Lismore are bottom of the table but proved they are a decent side winning in Cork a few weeks back in the National Cup, but

Ballymac vs. Lismore

they were knocked out last week handing a walkover to Leeds. Both teams need to win, but after Ballymac’s impressive win over Bandon last Saturday we think they will be too strong for the away side and will claim the points to move up the table.

Coaching Corner

The Republic of Ireland U15’s This International side are holding an International Training Camp in the AUL Complex, Dublin from Sun Oct 30th-1st Nov. The training camp is open to all coaches who are working towards their licenses (Kick Start 1&2 done and looking to take the next step in the Coaching ladder with Youth Cert and UEFA B and then A Licence) to attend either part, or all of the camp. This would be a very good experience for coaches to observe what happens at Youth International level, and to look at coaching sessions and games. If interested contact League Fixture Secretary, Vinnie Coonan on 087-1261459 or League Secretary, Sean Mulcahy on 087-2748998 and we will inform you how to reserve a place. This training camp is FREE OF CHARGE for coaches to attend.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal Cork. Students interested in at- given times. As well as the Results please FAI Kick Start 1 tending should contact Eoghan Squads to be run this season at send in goal scorers as this will

This Coaching Course will take place in Cappoquin next Saturday, October 22nd from 9am to 5pm. This is the first step on the Coaching Ladder and well worth doing for anyone interested in working with kids in football. This course focuses on the 6 to 9 years old age group. Cost is €45 per person and please contact Michael Looby FAI RDO on 087-0508623 for more details.

Ajax Football Club

THE FCAI have the World Famous Ajax Academy hosting 2 coach education evenings in Cork today, October 19th and tomorrow, October 20th. Tonight’s session will be hosted along with University College Cork, and tomorrow evening will be hosted by the Cork Schoolboy League. Both evenings have been designed to help develop the coaching knowledge of local coaches in Ireland. Ajax Academy Consultant, Eddie Van Schaik, promised that coaches will be given top trade secrets from the Academy. The UCC event tonight is an in house event and is open to students from University College

Watergrasshill Utd. Under 14 National Cup: Blarney United 6 Watergrasshill 1

Watergrasshill were once again pitted against Blarney, who are 2 Divisions above us, and once again they had the home draw which meant this game was played on an Astro Pitch. So, we were 3 goals down within 15 minutes due mainly to the playing surface, as our lads could not get to grip with the Astro pitch. Half time 4-0. Second half we adapted to the pitch and got a hold on the game. WGH UTD tested the Blarney keeper and came close on a few occasions before Daniel got a sweet goal, chipped the keeper, 4-1. Within a few minutes of this we were down to 10 players as our keeper got injured. As we had our 2 subs already on, we had to play the last 30 minutes with 10 players. Blarney caught us with two break away goals as we pushed on trying to get back into the game. It must be said that Blarney deserved this win, but were certainly not 5 goals better than us. It put teams like ourselves at a disadvantage when we have to play games like these on astro. Maybe this needs to be looked at in the future as it puts any team not used to it at a major disadvantage. A great performance by all, and if this game was on a grass surface it would have been a lot closer game. Well done and thanks to all who travelled.

Under 12 National Cup: Watergrasshill United 6 Ballincollig 0

The game started at a slow tempo with both teams trying hard to get into a rhythm and take control of the game. With the game open and free flowing both back lines and keepers were being tested. WGH’s keeper, Padraig O’Brien, pulled off some fantastic saves to keep WGH in the game. Our back line of Seamus Ahern, Padraig O’Leary, Colin Cronin and Jake O’Brien were solid and fought hard to ensure Ballincollig did not score. With 20 minutes gone the midfield pairing of Owen Desmond and Tom Murray increased the tempo and started to take control of the game. With some beautiful balls being played through from our wingers and midfield, our centre forwards Niall O’Sullivan and Sean Desmond were unlucky not to have scored at this stage. With 25 minutes gone Owen Desmond picked up the ball from midfield, played it to our left winger, Christy Graham, who played a one two with our centre forward, Sean Desmond. Christy Graham finished off the move by scoring the first goal as captain, Christy, was leading by example. WGH 1 Ballincollig 0. From Ballincollig’s tip off Tom Murray picked up the ball to play Owen Desmond in, who buried the ball in the bottom left hand comer. WGH 2-0 Ballincollig. With only minutes left in the first half Owen Desmond dribbled past three players in midfield to

play a lovely through ball for Sean Desmond, who passed the goalkeeper to make it 3-0 at half time to WGH. In fairness to Ballincollig, the first half score did not reflect their performance in the first half. In the start of the second half Ballincollig came out fighting putting our back line under some severe pressure, with a special mention for our left back Jake O’Brien, WGH were not allowing anything past them today. With Ballincollig playing so high up the pitch we broke down the left wing, with Mark O Riordan putting a lovely ball in for Sean Desmond to score his second. WGH 4 Ballincollig 0. With Ceadan Hogan just off the bench he ran onto a through ball from Christy Graham to score a real poacher’s goal. WGH 5 Ballincollig 0. With only 10 minutes left on the clock, and WGH full of confidence, we started to hold the ball with some lovely interplay. Owen Desmond went on one of his trade mark runs, passing four Ballincollig players on his way to set Sean Desmond up for his hat trick for the day. WGH 6 Ballincollig 0. With a special mention for Tom Murray, Sean Desmond and Jake O’Brien, the man of the match performance goes to Owen Desmond who was involved in every move and goal for us. Credit is due to Ballincollig who never gave up and showed great heart right up to the final whistle. Well done to Watergrasshill United for a great team effort from 1-13 and thanks

Kilcommons at the Sports Department for further information, 0858571046. Tomorrow’s Cork Schoolboy League event is open to clubs within the Cork and WWEC Schoolboy Leagues, and will take place in UCC Mardyke Arena from 6.00pm to 9.15pm with a cost of €15 per coach. Any coaches wishing to attend must contact Eddie Doyle (Cork) 0858887396 or Vinnie Coonan (WWEC) 087-1261459 to give names, as places must be booked in advance, FCAI - (Football Coaches Association Of Ireland).

Trials for WWEC Development Squads

Trials for the Development squads will take place over the bank holiday weekend in various locations across our league, and all clubs will be contacted to send in players for assessment by the Coaches of the various age groups. Coaches will be announced during the week, and once they decide on venues for the trials the clubs will be informed, to send players at the

to all the parents who came up to support us.

The Under 11’s were away against Lakewood Athletic in Ballincollig. Lakewood 5 Watergrasshill United 1 (Scorer for WGH UTD Sean Desmond). The first goal was always going to be vital here, and it came from our opposition. We started quite nervously and never really played with the style and flair that this squad of lads have in abundance. Just a bad day at the office. This game will certainly stand to our squad and we’ll see our resolve and character in the upcoming weeks. Many thanks to all who travelled in poor conditions and to Pat, Dave and Paul who kicked every ball during the game! Losing is never easy BUT bouncing back will be sweet. God help our next opposition! Well done lads!

Under 11 National Cup

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U11 League (01/02)

Clashmore vs. Ardmore, 11am, M. Reddy Castlebridge vs. Ballybridge, 11am, D. Guiry Brideview vs. Cappoquin, 11am, A. Higgins Ballymac vs. Lismore, 11am, K. Griffin

U14 League (98/99)

Clashmore vs. Ardmore, 12.30pm, M. Reddy Castlebridge vs. Ballybridge, 12.30pm, D. Guiry Brideview vs. Cappoquin, 12.30pm, A. Higgins Ballymac vs. Lismore, 12.30pm, K. Griffin. On Saturday, October 15th, our under 8’s, Brendan, Daniel, Dylan, Eoghan, Joseph and Ryan took on Springfield under 9’s in two separate games. Our first game resulted in a 3-2 victory with goals from Joseph, Dylan and an outstanding goal from Eoghan with the outside of his foot. Our second game, a match that we dominated but could not find the net, ended in a 0-0 draw. What is very pleasing is that all players are rotating and playing in all positions. Special thanks to Pat O’Keeffe for arranging the matches, and all those parents that travelled and supported the team today.

Under 8’s

Our school development programme continues in Watergrasshill National School each Friday 1-3pm. Thanks Des, Frank & PIPS. Many thanks to Principal Pat O’Brien, staff and the Board of Management of Watergrasshill National School. Please note that all registration is now due. Please liaise with relevant coaches / managers. Due to ESB Phase III work been carried out at our facilities. Please check with relevant coaches regarding training dates & times for the next few weeks. Underage Academy (Under 10/9/8/7’s) boys & girls continues each Saturday 3pm - 4pm Please check our facebook page for updates & match fixtures

Under Age Academy Under 9’s

On Saturday, October 15th, we played away to Springfield (Cobh) and ran a series of three 20 minute games and played six a-side for these matches. These games are a great indicator as to where we are as a club in comparison to bigger clubs with larger populations, and I am pleased to report that we are more than a match at this level, as we proved again yesterday with another great success. I will continue to look for teams to play against, and again I appreciate parents who are willing to travel to these matches. Thanks to Peter Chandler for helping out on Saturday. Much appreciated.

Sean Desmond is presented with the match ball from managers, Mark Dennehy and Alan O’Mahony, after his three goals against Ballincollig in the U12 National Cup

3rd class Watergrasshill National School with mentors Des Hamond, Frank Cronin and Edward ‘Pips’ O’Connell, part of Watergrasshill United weekly development programme

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Midleton Football Club

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Main Sponsor: Wallis’ Bar Wallis’ Bar gets Midleton FC ‘kitted out’

WALLIS BAR, supporting Midleton FC, presented the club with a new kit at the club grounds, Seamus Cunningham, Wallis Bar made the presentation to Mick Kirby and club officers at Knockgriffin Park

Magpie lotto

Result for Thursday, October 13th, for a jackpot of €7,250. The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 10 and 28. There was no winner. Bonus draw of €1,000. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 27 and 28. There was no winner. Lucky dip winners were Helen Sinclair (P. Mulcahy), Dan and Susan (Canty’s), Aggie Condon (Nuala), Willie Murray (Pa), Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Pa), E. O’Halloran (M. Kirby), Tara Geary (Hole in the Wall), Sheila Cox (Pa),, William Wallace (Batts) and Jennie Horgan (Mossie). The next lotto draw will take place at the Cub House, Knockgriffin Park, on Thursday, October 20th for a jackpot of €7,500.


tack’, in a very entertaining opening 30 minutes. Kilreen got the breakthrough when a lucky bounce just beat ‘Big’ Peter Fleming in the Midleton goal. In fairness to Kilreen they were slightly on top at the time. Further attacks were thwarted by Captain, Christian Murphy with great support from Gary O’Carroll and Adam Meade. The midfield partnership of Eoghan Martin, Samuel Querke, Eabhan DeBarra and Brendan Jalil were all up for the challenge, with Craig Healy as the lone striker. A second goal 5 minutes before the half which, on another day, would have been cleared, saw the city team take a 2 goal lead.H/T 0-2 In the second half another team with less fight would not have even come close, but the Midleton spirit and some clever substitutions from the management saw a great fight back. On came Ronan Hayes, Conor Ronayne, Jack Horgan, Matthew O’Connor and Sam O’Reilly for Midleton and it put a scare into the heart of Kilreen. Midleton pressed and it wasn’t ’til 10 minutes from the end that a deserved goal came, after a cracker of a cross from Brendan Jalil put Conor Ronayne in with a near post volley. Further pressure from the home team just was not enough, and Kilreen Celtic took the points. Another defeat, but what fighting spirit from the lads, and we are progressing in the right way. F/T 1-2

Aviva Stadium

U13: Midleton 0 Strand Utd 1

Another tough game for Midleton at home to Strand Utd. It took a while for both teams to settle down but as the game went on Midleton were the team that looked like scoring, and the only team who were creating any chances, Mike Kelly got the ball inside the box and straight at goal he took his shot but it went over the bar. On another day it would have burst the net. Then, 5 minutes later, Midleton broke again, this time down the left. The ball came across the goal, then a bit of a scramble, and the ball came to Ciaran Newlands at the back post. He did all the hard work and got the ball under control. There was a defender in front and he side stepped him skilfully. With only the keeper to beat he hit it with his left foot and just put it past the post. Midleton should have been two up at this stage and Strand were out of the game as they hadn’t had one chance at goal yet. Then, not long before half time, Midleton broke again with another great chance. This time the ball broke to top goal scorer, Adam Wilson. Through the middle of the park he made the break with only the keeper to beat. Surely this time. He came close to the keeper, and just before the keeper came to make contact he took his shot and over the bar it went. Another chance gone. Wilson, who has scored a lot of his goals from that exact position in the past, and will probably score another ten this season from that area, could not believe his miss. But that was Midleton all through the first half. All the ball, creating lots of chances, but just couldn’t finish them.

As the second half got under way Strand came into the game a bit more, especially in the middle of the park, and Midleton seemed to fall out of it. It was not long before Strand made Midleton pay for it, the ball broke out at the edge of the box and a Strand player took a shot straight at goal and straight at the keeper, Kieran O’Rielly. He put his hands up, made contact with the ball, but the ball just brushed past his hands and Strand took the lead. A bad error from the Midleton keeper. It stayed that way for the remainder of the game. Another wake up call for the Midleton boys, who should have had this game won and finished in the first half, and they just never came out in the 2nd half.

Under 11: Midleton 1 Kilreen Celtic 2

Another tough opponent in Kilreen Celtic who just edged the game by the odd goal. To be fair, based on a really good second half, Midleton deserved to come away with a draw in a very close encounter. The game was a tough, but fair, match which saw both defenses on top. From the whistle it was’ we attack then they at-


Girls that played at the Aviva Stadium at half time in Ireland vs. Armenia Girls who attended were Lauren Linehan, Shauna Horgan, Shannon Cremin, Courtney Histon, Charley Moore, Aishat Onilogbo.

Under 11: Midleton 0 Corinthians 4

The 4-0 scoreline did not do justice to a battling Midleton team as, in the first half, there was nothing to choose between the two teams. In fact, neither goalie had any save to make in the first twenty minutes but it was Corinthians who took the lead after they swung in a cross from the right which took a couple of bobbles, and it was a Corinthians boot that hit the ball past Peter Fleming in the Midleton net. The Magpies never let their heads drop, and for the rest of the half they took the game to Corinthians. In the first half there were a number of excellent performances, notably from Christian Murphy in defence and Paul Connaughton as the lone striker, who ran his socks off for the cause. H/T 0-1. The second half started similar to the first but after ten minutes it was Corinthians who took a two goal lead with a fine strike from their midfielder. From here on it was an uphill battle with the Magpies having to defend deep. It has to be said that Gary Carroll had a tremendous game, thwarting Corinthians all day. On the other flank David Scanlon put in a solid day’s work and he linked up very well with midfielder, Jack Lamb, who had one of his better games for Midleton. Midleton still pressed on with Brendon Jalil making some smart runs down the right, and in the middle Samuel Quirke and Craig Healy had their hands full but never gave up. On the left, Eoghan Martin was very busy making runs and working very hard. Adam Meade came into the midfield to provide some steel, and did well as did Matthew O’Connor on the right. Max Aherne was the striker in the second half who had the Corinthian defence in trouble a couple of times. Two late strikes gave Corinthians a deserved win, but a four goal difference was a little harsh on the Midleton lads. Good luck to Corinthians in the rest of the competition.

Under 15 National Cup: Mallow 4 Midleton 1

Third round of the National cup saw us away to Premier team, Mallow, and although we lost, the scoreline did not do us justice as we put in a fine effort. Missing a number of players we travelled with only 13 and, still minus our regular keeper, Jamie Clohessey took the No 1 jersey and did very well on his debut. Mallow opened up very well and we were on the back foot for the first ten minutes, as they took the lead when we were unable to clear a scrabble in the box. We then began to settle as the game became more even. Ryan Denny was having a great game at centre back with a number of fine tackles and headers as we began to thwart the Mallow attacks. Then disaster struck as we conceded 2 goals in three minutes, the first a great header from a fine cross and the second a strike from 30 yards out, which left Jamie with no chance. It would have been very easy for us to fold but we came again and finished the half the stronger. First Kyle McCarthy on 34 minutes rattled the bar with a great strike, he then released Jack Enright whose shot when straight at the keeper. Second half saw us take the game to Mallow as we upped our performance. With Ryan, Russ Cummins and Aaron Butler marshalling the defence, and Kyle beginning to see more of the ball, we began to push Mallow. We were unlucky on 50mins when Ryan met Kyle’s corner with a great header, but Dylan Casey was unable to direct it goal bound. Out of the blue Mallow broke to make it 4nil on 55 minutes but we kept playing with Dylan, Kyle and Cormac Beausang now coming strongly into the game. We eventually got our reward on 70 minutes when Dylan finished a flowing move by lobbing the keeper to make it 4-1. The last 10 minutes saw us camped in the Mallow half as Jack saw the keeper make a great save, and then Cormac saw his strike go narrowly wide. We kept pushing but were unable to score, to give Mallow the victory. We wish them well in the next round. Our 1st defeat of the season, but in defeat the lads should be extremely pleased with the way they fought and played. Kyle McCarthy led by example and gave a fine performance, as did Aaron Butler and Dylan Casey. Standing out at centre back was Ryan Denny, who gave his all to take the MOM this week. With a number of players returning from injury, and a couple of new signings made to bolster the squad, we can look forward to the next game with confidence.

U14: St. Mary’s 1 Midleton 5

St. Mary,s were the visitors for the second round of the national cup. Midleton were always going to be favourites in this game. It wasn’t a vintage performance by Midleton, but when a team doesn’t play well and win, and win well, it’s the sign of a great team. Midleton went ahead when the ball rebounded off their keeper and there was the captain, Garan Manley, in the right place at the right time to head over the line.1-0. The second goal didn’t take long to come when the tigerish midfielder, Matthew Lamb, hit an unstoppable shot from 30 yards that left their keeper rooted to the spot 20. The third goal, and what a goal. Again, a great Midleton move with Ross O’Conner whipping in a glorious cross and Ryan O’Regan coming in with a diving header in the top corner. What a goal. 3-0. H/T

Second half there was 4 Subs made with Andrew McMahon, Steven Roe, Eoin Mitchell, and Ryan Hogan all coming on and played well. St. Mary’s managed to get a goal back, a bit of a mix up in Midleton’s defence 3-1, but as Midleton’s never say die attitude, they did what they do best straight up the other end, with Luke Mylod getting his first of the game making it 4-1. Midleton’s 5th goal came again from Luke (Foxy) Mylod with an ambitious lob that had the keeper struggling to get back, who could only help the ball into the net 5-1. Since Luke joined the team at the start of the season he has been a fantastic asset. Keep up the good work. FT 5-1. Mallow away in the next round and let’s see if we can get a trip to Dublin again.

Under 12: Midleton 4 Macroom 1

Midleton started brightly in this 3rd round National Cup match, and were one up inside 5 minutes when Ross O’Regan pounced on a rebound from the Macroom goalkeeper and finished well. Midleton continued to apply the pressure, and it was no surprise when Dale

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Holland scored with a long range shot which found the top corner. Just before half time Midleton broke down the right, and when the ball arrived in the box Conor O’Leary finished from close range. In the 2nd half Midleton switched off for long periods and were made to pay when Macroom scored a deserved goal with a powerful shot. This seemed to wake Midleton up and they started to put some nice passing movements together. They were rewarded, with 5 minutes left, when Daniel McGauran finished well following a lovely one/two between Sean Morrissey and Tommy O’Connell. Star performers for Midleton were David Scanlon and Mark Daly in defence with Griffin Hurley and Ross O’Regan also playing very well. Both teams should be commended for a very sporting and enjoyable match.

Midleton Juniors: Ballincollig 0 Midleton FC 5

Saturday afternoon saw Midleton overcome a decent Ballincollig

side in the first round of the FAI cup. Weather and pitch conditions in Ballincollig served to hinder Midleton’s fluid passing game in the early exchanges, and a scrappy opening to the encounter was the result. Unfortunately for Midleton, in-form Jason Murphy also limped off with a knee injury not long into the game.

Neither side managed to create any real openings until late in the first half when the prolonged Midleton pressure began to pay dividends. Firstly, Duncan McCarthy had a decent low drive saved by the athletic Ballincollig goalkeeper. Soon afterwards, McCarthy was involved again when he cleverly dummied a low cross from Thomas O’ Leary, only for Micky Ryan’s effort to curiously head skywards (talks of uneven ground and extremely long grass were rampant in the post match interviews). Finally, a defensive header from Cormac Ahern made its way back inside the Ballincollig half, and the midfield pressing of Colman Cody and the rest of the Midleton midfield forced an error. The Ballincollig left full had to play an awkward ball to the goalkeeper that somehow ended up in the home side’s net. As a result, Midleton led by a goal at half time. The second half continued with severe Midleton pressure in all areas and the home side were forced to defend deep. It was only a matter of

Ireland vs. France: Our time to shine First Irish Powerchair Soccer team to qualify for the World Cup

ON November 3rd, the Irish Powerchair Soccer Team will play their first match at the FIPFA World Cup Finals in Paris. Powerchair soccer is one of the fastest growing variations of football/soccer in the world. It allows people with more severe disabilities participate in sport and the world’s most popular sport at that. It plays the same as soccer, two teams, two goals, two halves, one winner. Players even have specialist foot gear in the form of indestructible guards which are used to strike the ball. The sport has been in existence since 1979 but only arrived in Ireland in 2003 due to the persistence of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI). Patrick Flanagan, member of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland and the Irish Power Soccer Team said, ‘I played in MDI’s first Irish national Power Soccer tournament in the Irish Wheelchair

Association sports hall, Dublin, on July 1st, 2003. The event was a huge success and since then the sport has grown considerably with the assistance of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland staff and members.’ The MDI members, part of the Irish Powersoccer Squad who will represent Ireland at the FIPFA World Cup Power Soccer Finals along with Patrick are: Aiofe McNicholl from Laois, Lee Fitzsimons from Dublin and Daniel Stack from Kerry. Flanagan added, ‘It is testament to everyone involved in Irish Powersoccer, past and present, that after eight years the sport has doubled in size; an intensely competitive league has been established and this year we will see it brought to the international stage. Such developments have taken ten to twenty years in countries like France and England. Great thanks are owed to

Under -14 National Cup vs. Richmond in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 16th October Finally, we got our first win of the season that takes us into round 3 of the National Cup. Carrig started well and took the lead to Liam Gosnell, his 6th of the season. Richmond fought back and scored twice to take the lead. Kevin Coady pounced for his first goal of the season to level the game at half time 2-2.

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many people, organisations such as Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, the FAI and Irish Sports Council who all, at different times, have played key roles.’ The Irish squad consists of 7 members (4 members of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland). The team will depart from Dublin on October 30th for Paris and they play their first match on November 3rd. The final will be played on November 6th. Irish fans will be cheering them on to victory and a large contingent of family, friends and supporters are travelling over with the team. Muscular Dystrophy Ireland is providing funding for the team during their stay in Paris. This is a very exciting and positive time for sport in Ireland, and inspiring for the young generation coming up the ranks in a disability accessible sport.

Morgan Doody won a penalty in the second half, and Darragh McCann converted to give Carrig the lead again. Liam Gosnell added another and Carrig began to dominate the second half. The game was finished when Victor Mazur broke down the left, and fired home his first ever goal for Carrig (Victor usually plays in goal). Billy Manning took the Ballyseedy Man of the Match award for his great midfield play.

BALLYSEEDY MAN OF THE MATCH: Billy Manning. STARTING LINEUP: B O’Leary, T O’Brien, J Doyle, D McCann, B Manning, V Mazur, S Hoare (c), J Hyde, L Gosnell, M Doody, K Coady. SUBS: S Mackey, R O’Shea, G O’Brien, J Long, D Grimes

time before Midleton doubled their lead. Micky Ryan, giving the Ballincollig left full a torrid time, forced a foul at the edge of the area and Cormac Ahern brilliantly volleyed the resulting free kick from Derek Deehan. Goals from two penetrating runs in behind the back four followed midway through the second half, when Micky Deasy and Johnny Barrett made it three and four respectively. Finally, an intricate passing move involving many of the Midleton outfit was the cause of the last goal that ended with a clever pass to Johnny Barrett and an accurate low shot to the bottom right hand corner.

At the end of the game Midleton had managed to maintain their superb defensive record with another clean sheet. Gavin Hegarty was flawless in goals. Furthermore, the central defensive partnership of Johnny Mallon and Graham O’ Neill was rock solid for the ninety minutes. It would be fair, at this stage, to say that an almost telepathic relationship appears to be developing between the two players. Like two peas in a pod.. Midleton play at home in the Munster Junior Cup this Saturday afternoon 22/10/11 .

Lismore FC & Clashmore Ramblers get grants from John Giles Foundation

Lismore FC received a grant from the John Giles Foundation in association with Three prior to the recent Republic of Ireland Euro 2012 qualifier vs. Armenia at Aviva Stadium. Pictured are John Giles, John Delaney and John Fitzgerald of the John Giles Foundation in association with Three, Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three and Noel Hegarty, Paddy Pollard and Edward Pollard of Lismore FC.

Clashmore Ramblers also received a grant from the John Giles Foundation. Pictured are John Giles, John Delaney and John Fitzgerald of the John Giles Foundation in association with Three, Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three and JP Carey, Vinnie Coonan, John Murphy and Bobby Coonan of Clashmore Ramblers

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Margaret Ann Walsh (Quatrana) 2nd anniversary

In loving memory of Margaret, whose 2nd anniversary occurs on October 24th . This day is remembered And quietly kept, No words are needed, We shall never forget. For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen and unheard, But always near, So loved, so missed and so very dear. Fondly remembered by her children Pamela, Laura and Marco, granddaughter Kellise, Daniele, sister Marian and family, brothers and friends.

Walsh -

2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of Mag Ann, whose 2nd anniversary occurs on October 24th. You loved to dance, You loved to sing, You brought your style To everything. You liked to be heard, You liked to be seen, Forever you were the beauty queen. Too young to die, too young to leave, Our hearts now heavy as we grieve. Never a chance to say goodbye, Just left with our thoughts And wondering why. And now with the angels You'll dance & sing, While in our hearts Your voice shall ring. We'll think of you & shed a tear, Our memories now We'll cherish dear. Sadly missed by all those who loved you.

Burke -

2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of Maureen (Maur) Burke, late of 10 Youghal Road, Midleton, who died on October 28th, 2009.

This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away, Maur walks beside us every day. Unseen and unheard, but always near, So loved, so missed and so very dear. Always in our thoughts, Maur, Forever in our hearts.

Love you loads, miss you more, Jerry, Lisa, Pat, Gerard, Don and families.

Morgan -

2nd Anniversary

In loving memory of Nora, late of Heffernan Terrace, Castlemartyr, who died on October 20th, 2009. Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today. May you rest in peace. Your son James and Teresa.

Curtin -

14th Anniversary

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

MARGARET (NETTA) O’BRIEN Late of 6 Roche’s Terrace who died on October 23rd, 2010. RIP

THE family of the late Netta O’Brien wish to thank most sincerely those who sympathised with us during our recent bereavement. Thank you to those who attended the Rosary, Removal and Funeral. To those who sent Mass Cards, Letters of Sympathy, Enrolments and floral tributes.

To those who travelled from Dublin, England, Macroom and Kildare, we thank you all. A sincere thank you to family, friends and neighbours who brought sandwiches and cakes to the house and to everyone who helped out in any way.

A special thank you to all Netta’s friends who visited her at home or at the hospital. A word of thanks to Catherine, Maria, Louise, John, Margaret, Kathleen, Joe and Rita who sat with her.

To Dr. Liam Motherway, Assumpta and Catherine, who showed kindness and expertise, to the treatment Netta had at the CUH and South Infirmary Hospitals, Cork, and to Midleton Community Hospital - we will be forever in your debt. Thank you to Martin O’Farrell Undertakers for the professionalism and kindness shown to us at this very sad time. Thanks also to Fr. Tom Naughton CC and Rev. Dean Eamon Goold PP who officiated at the Funeral Services. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for all your intentions.

First Anniversary Mass for Netta will be held in Midleton Community Hospital Chapel, on Sunday, October 23rd at 9.45am.

O’Brien -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of Netta O’Brien, late of Roche’s Terrace, Midleton. No special day is needed, For us to think of you, For you are someone special Netta, And we thought the world of you.

Loved and remembered always by Kathleen, Joe and family x x x.

PUBLIC NOTICE In loving memory of Peter Curtin, whose anniversary occurs on Saturday, October 22nd. Always loved, never forgotten. Will those who think of Peter today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

Always in our hearts, Mary, David, Stacy, Corey, John, Kiera and your granddaughter Kaitlyn.

Join us to pray the Novena to Blessed Dominic Collins

9 DAYS of prayer will begin on Sunday, October 23rd and finishes on Monday, October 31st, the Feast of Blessed Dominic Collins. Mass will be celebrated in the Holy Family Church, Youghal in his honour at 7.30pm. All welcome & light refreshments afterwards.

Midleton Fine Gael Tom Hyde Branch

On behalf of the above Branch and District Executive, I would appeal to our members to give their first preference vote to our candidate Gay Mitchell in the forthcoming Presidential Election. Gay Mitchell has a vast amount of experience at local and international level in his capacity as Councillor, Lord Mayor, TD and MEP for many years. I feel sure that if Gay Mitchell is elected to the honourable position of President, he will play a major part in the creation of jobs in his role with International Trade Delegations. Please do your part for Ireland by voting number 1 for Gay Mitchell. - Kathleen Woulfe PRO.

O’Brien -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of Netta, late of Roche’s Terrace, Midleton, whose anniversary occurs on Sunday, October 23rd. Today we are thinking of someone, Gentle, kind and true, Someone we miss with all our hearts, That someone, Netta, is you. Lovingly remembered by Liam, Margaret and families at home & abroad xx.


O’Brien -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of a loving grandmother, Margaret, whose first anniversary occurs on Sunday, October 23rd. NANA, Time slips by and life goes on, But from our hearts You are never gone. No need for words except to say, You are loved, missed, And remembered every day. Lots of love Louise, Diarmuid and Callum x x x.

O’Brien -

1st Anniversary

In loving memory of our mother, Netta. A whisper on an October day, You heard a gentle call, You took the hand of Jesus, And quietly left us all. Sadly missed by your daughter Lucy and Anthony x x.

Quietly today, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Lovingly remembered by your son Donal and Alison x x.

O’Brien -

1st Anniversary

Fond memories of our grandmother and great-grandmother Netta. I can’t believe one year has passed, Since you closed your tired eyes, What I would give for just one day, To walk by your side. The sun will rise, The sun will set, But curly Nana, You were the best. Always remembered by Catherine, Alan and Ella x x.

O’Brien -

McCARTHY: John, of Rushbrooke Links, Cobh, on Friday, October 14th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, followed by funeral afterwards in the Old Church 1st Anniversary In loving memory of Margaret (Netta) (Clonmel) Cemetery, Cobh. ROBINSON, (née Deady): Nancy, of, Midleton, on Saturday, October 15th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last in the Church of St. Peter, Dungourney, followed by burial afterwards in Clonmult (New) Cemetery.

BUCKLEY, (née Mulcahy): Rose, of Glenbrook, Blarney and Carrigtwohill, on Wednesday, October 12th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Saturday last in Christ King Church, Turner's Cross, followed by burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock.

O’Brien, late of 6 Roche’s Terrace, Midleton, whose anniversary occurs on Sunday, October 23rd. I pray you are at peace, With Jerry by your side, For we had the greatest Nana, But now Jerry has his wife.

Your children now have their Mammy, They waited a long, long time, For that I am happy for you, But I miss you at the same time.

Never forgotten by Maria, Ted, Nicole and Aaron x x.

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Shy 11-year-old Sawyer (Gamble) struggles to relate to other kids, and now his revered swim-champ cousin (Stowell) is heading off to war just as summer begins. One day Sawyer helps rescue Winter, a dolphin entangled in a crab trap, and gets involved in her rehabilitation with Dr Clay (Connick) and his daughter Hazel (Zuehlsdorff). Sawyer's mother (Judd) reluctantly lets him skip summer-school to work at the aquarium, which is under threat from mounting bills. And Sawyer convinces a prosthetic expert (Freeman) to help the now tailless Winter regain her ability to swim. If this weren't based on a true story, we would struggle to believe it. Indeed, several rather contrived plot points make it feel a bit fishy (sorry!), but at least the filmmakers resist having the single parents, played by Judd and Connick, fall happily in love. It also helps that the cast is solid, with a superb sense of chemistry between Gamble and Winter, and enjoyably prickly edges to characters played by Judd, Connick, Freeman and Kristofferson (as Clay's dad). Not to mention a cheeky pelican that continually threatens to steal the show.

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RYAN Reynolds fans undoubtedly recall that he's previously played a caped crusader, Captain Excellent, in Paper Man, as well as a villain, Deadpool, in Wolverine. Obviously, both roles left him well-prepared to assume the lead in Green Lantern, where he rises to the occasion with perfect aplomb. Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), this classic origins adventure is designed to function as a detailed introduction to both the title character and his alter ego, Hal Jordan. At the point of departure, we find the ladies man leaving late for his job as a test pilot for Ferris Aircraft. He bids the woman he's just shared a one-night stand with farewell by saying, 'Make yourself at home. There's water in the tap.' What a charmer. After a training exercise goes terribly wrong at work, slacker Hal finds himself unfavourably compared, as usual, to his colleague/love interest, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively). However, his ineptitude doesn't discourage a dying alien (Temeura Morrison) from a world away, who crash lands on Earth, from picking him as the first human to ever be inducted in the Green Lantern Corps. Hal is summarily whisked away to the planet Oa where he is given an appropriately-verdant stretchy jumpsuit and a matching mask before being whipped into fighting shape by a burly beast named Kilowog (Michael Clarke Duncan). He learns that when he's incarnated as the Green Lantern, he can turn whatever he thinks into reality by sheer force of will. Aimed at the comicbook-lite crowd, the picture's simplistically-scripted storyline pits good as embodied by the Guardians of the Universe (The Green Lantern Corps) versus evil in the persons of diabolical Parallax (Clancy Brown) up on Oa, and Dr. Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) down on this planet. The CGI-driven, intergalactic goings-on in outer space are decidedly cartoonish, especially in contrast to the relatively-realistic action transpiring down here. Fortunately, Ryan Reynolds' combination of suave self-assuredness, seasoned comic timing and old-fashioned ability to kick buttock, outweigh this technical flaw to make for a satisfying cinematic experience warranting a sequel - which will no doubt be just around the corner.



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AT THIS time of the year we often see anxious mothers searching for gentle but effective treatments to get rid of head lice, and there is quite a choice. One solution works even on dreadlocks, killing both eggs and adults without any need for combing. Great for small children who wriggle and twist to avoid the comb, but with most other options combing is paramount to effectively eradicating lice.

Do remember, though, that head lice gravitate towards clean hair, so they aren’t the shocker they once were. Girls pick them up more easily than boys, as girls so often confer and play in huddles – as well as having long hair. Short hair and kicking a ball helps protect the lads.

Lice biology

* The life cycle of the louse is about 4 weeks. Approximately 8 days are spent in the egg stage, the hardest stage to kill. The eggs then hatch into tiny lice (first instar nymphs) then into second and third instars and finally into adults. Female lice are larger than males. * Lice eggs are opaque. If they are clear, it means the lice have already hatched out. * Lice and eggs are found within 1 cm of the scalp. They cannot jump, fly or swim but are transmitted by head-to-head contact, shared pillowslips, hats, head bands. They don’t live in school buildings or home carpets.

CARRAGEEN is the product of one of Ireland's longest-running industries, and a very useful ingredient for the cook... especially one who's 1. In a small bowl or Pyrex cup, add warm water looking for jelling or setting ingredients that to the carrageen. Allow it to soak for 15 minutes. don't involve animal products. 2, Meanwhile, put the milk into a saucepan and There's no telling who first noticed that this sea- bring it carefully to a simmer. Put aside a teaweed produces a thick, jellylike substance that spoon of the orange zest to use as a garnish: then will jell up and set whatever liquid it's introduced add the carrageen to the milk, along with the rest to. The discovery may go back to Bronze Age of the orange and lemon zests, stirring frequently. times. 3. As the milk and carrageen mixture starts to Carrageen has made its way from Ireland all over thicken (which it will do pretty quickly), add the the world, and can normally be found without too lemon and orange juice. much trouble in health food stores, which sell it with an eye to its natural content of minerals and 4. Keep stirring frequently for about the next iron as well as for its natural thickening and twenty to twenty-five minutes. Be most careful demulcent qualities. never to allow the milk to boil, as doing so will destroy the carrageen's jelling properties. Handling the carrageen itself is quite simple. A brief soaking in warm water activates the frilly, 5. At the end of 20-25 minutes, strain the milk springy seaweed. After that it's simmered gently mixture into a jug, discarding the used carrageen for a while with the milk of your choice: these and cooked zest, and pour the pudding mixture recipes work as well with soy, rice or oat milks as into dessert bowls. Allow them to set at least they do with full-cream dairy overnight before serving.



1 cup of carrageen seaweed (or 1 1/2 cups if you plan to do the pudding in a gelatine mold) 1/2 cup warm water 3 cups milk, or the soy, rice, or oat milk of your choice Juice and zest of one Seville or Valencia orange Juice and zest of one lemon 3 tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons golden syrup

6. Garnish with the remaining orange zest.


If you're using a gelatine mold, oil the mold lightly and pour in the pudding mixture. Carrageen molds work best if allowed to have 24 hours to set before unmolding. Make sure you use extra carrageen, as above, as when you turn the mold out, the pudding will sag into a sad little puddle.

Home-Made Aromatherapy Head Lice Treatment (For children under 6, halve the quantities) 100ml water 62 drops of Tea Tree 62 drops of Lavender 62 drops of Geranium 62 drops of Eucalyptus

Atomiser and empty 100 ml bottle. Drip in the essential oils and top up with water.

Shake the mix thoroughly each time you use it to help dilute the essential oils. Spray top of the head generously, avoiding the eyes, massage the scalp lightly, then spray remainder of hair. Follow by combing (normal comb) the oils through the hair. Leave this in for 2-3 hours or overnight if possible. Shampoo the hair and, using a ‘fine’ comb to remove the lice and eggs, comb the hair thoroughly. If you comb over paper, live “captives” can be killed with a fingernail. Repeat the treatment every 48 hours. Four treatments ‘should’ get rid of an infestation provided ‘combing’ is carried out in conjunction. As prevention, continue to use spray on hoods, hats and on hair while any risk of re-infestation remains.

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WELL and Good stocks several popular and effective head lice treatments. Delacet (derived from larkspur plant) kills both eggs and crawlers without combing, but needs to be left on the head and doesn’t smell good. Biz Niz, AnteLice and Riddance are more conventional treatments, kind to hair and easy to use. A dab of tea tree oil behind each ear and on nape of neck can be an effective deterrent, especially used with Neem or Tea Tree shampoos.


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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal






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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

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Comedic treat for Kilworth theatre-goers! National Tour come to Village Arts Centre

Cloyne's Culchies do the Haka really?

THE Cork County Culchie Final took place at Harty's Bar, Cloyne on Saturday, October 1st. These culchies and culchettes will now go forward to take part in the annual National Culchie Festival which takes place on the Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday, October 28th to Monday, October 31st in Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

Julie Creamer, JP, Willie Smiddy, Pete Keeffe and Sinead Byrne, were the Cork County Culchie winners chosen at Harty's Bar, and they showed off their 'Culchie Haka', much to the amusement and glee of all present. We wish them the best of luck in Co. Leitrim - let's show them how the Rebel Culchies do it!

JASANGO Theatre are back with a bang this season with a new production of Geraldine Aron’s hilarious My Brilliant Divorce. Following their astounding success with Bombshells - including a two-year tour of Ireland, a summer residency at Fota House, and an American tour culminating in awards for Best Play and Best Ensemble in the 2010 Bethlehem Press Awards - Jasango are on track for another hit with this wittily observant and achingly funny play. Jasango are in Kilworth for one night only, tonight, Wednesday October 19th , and the travelling troupe look forward to raising the roof with laughter!

Meet Angela Lipsky, once half of Angela and Max, the world’s happiest couple. That was before Max (affectionately nicknamed “Roundhead”) unexpectedly dumps her and runs off with Rosa, a young Mexican woman who barely speaks a word of English! Join Angela on her poignant and hilarious journey as she rebuilds her life, finding herself adrift in a sea of weird sexual encounters, sneaky solicitors, phone-in counsellors, a bad case of hypochondria and the spectre of poverty. We follow her progress from messy marital break-up to a full divorce. Along the way we meet an array of extraordinary characters. These include daughter Vanessa, foreign cleaning ladies Meena and Leena, Ms Chang, Max/Roundhead, Bibi from Brooklyn New York, Dr Stedman, Jake


the Vietnam Veteran, Finlay the slightly camp Londoner, Mr Glute the chemist, Mr Tripp, Julie, Sylvie, Melody-Ann, Dr Epstein, and many others.

My Brilliant Divorce had its World Premiere at the Apollo Theatre, London in 2001 and went on to be nominated for an Olivier Award, selling out theatres all over the world. Laugh out loud comedy, combined with heart-wrenchingly honest moments, make this an unforgettable show that both engages and entertains. The title role is played by another Angela, Kerry native and professional actress Angela Ryan, co-founder of Jasango Theatre. Angela completed an Honours MA in Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway, and worked in professional theatre and film for ten years before establishing Jasango with Jasmin Finn in 2009. My Brilliant Divorce is an acting tour-de-force that highlights Ryan’s incredible energy and range as she swaps roles and accents at break-neck speed. Critics have commended her previous work. My Brilliant Divorce is directed by the esteemed George B. Miller, Artistic Director of Selkie Theatre ( Miller also directed Jasango’s Bombshells and has an impressive array of Irish and American directorial successes under his belt in a career spanning over 40 years.

Selkie and Jasango recently co-produced the exciting new “green” play writing festival, Bo Leictreach, at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre this September, the first of many planned collaborations between the two companies. See for more info.

The My Brilliant Divorce autumn tour kicked off at The Garage Theatre, Monaghan on Thursday, September 22nd at 8p.m. For information on any of the dates for My Brilliant Divorce contact Jasango at or call 00353(0)86 3638758 The Village Arts Centre – Wed 19th October- 8.15 p.m. Tickets €12.50/€10. To reserve tickets contact 02532227/087-6492514

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal



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Ballyduff Drama Group Take a bite out of the KGK present ‘The Football Community Sports Hall this Supporter’s Almanac by Martin Ryan. Deisgn by John McHarg’

OCTOBER 20th/21st/22nd/23rd. St.Michaels Hall, Ballyduff. Match Tickets available from Friday 14th, booking @ 058-60456 (3pm – 9pm), Kick-off 8.15pm. As a set of ingredients for a compelling stage drama consider the following: an obsession with the beautiful game and with the Munich Air Disaster. Add to these the midlife crisis of a Manchester United fanatic recovering from a heart attack and his relationship with his long- suffering wife and teenage son.

This heady cocktail of dramatic themes forms the core of an original new play entitled ‘The Football Supporters Almanac’ by Martin Ryan which will receive its premier in St. Michael’s Hall, Ballyduff in a production by Ballyduff Drama Group. Everything in Philip Tierney’s life is filtered through the prism of football. His obsession with the Busby Babes and the Munich Air Disaster of 1958, a fateful episode in the Red Devil’s illustrious history, has led to a fractious home life. As things go steadily downhill he reminisces about what he sees as the missed opportunities of his life. Like the Jimmy Stewart character in Capra’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, Philip is unable to appreciate the significance of his own family life – and the relationships he has with his nearest and dearest.

Ballyduff Drama Group are currently busy in rehearsal for this play from an author who penned the critically acclaimed ‘November 22nd, also staged by the West Waterford outfit. A strong cast has been assembled for this exciting new drama and includes Brendan Dunlea, Edel Murphy, Stephen O’Leary, Courtney Canning and Caroline Geary. As the Celtic Tiger begins to wane, the football mad patriarch Philip (played by All-Ireland winning actor Brendan Dunlea) has health problems: Mattie, the son (played by promising young actor Stephen O’Leary) has girl problems and long suffering Claire (played by the talented Edel Murphy) has everybody’s problems! Throw in the doddering physician, Leo (the now accomplished Courtney Canning) and the mix is complete. ‘The Football Supporter’s Almanac’ promises to be a compelling drama by a playwright with something important to say about the lot of the ageing male coming to terms with his own past, present and future. In the hands of Ballyduff Drama Group it promises to be a wonderful night of theatre.

Hallowe’en with Dracula COUNT Dracula is coming to the KGK Hall to entertain all at the Hallowe’en Tea Party! This is sure to be a great night and you don’t want to miss out. The hall will be transformed into the perfect dining experience with a Halloween feel, with dancing afterwards from 8.30pm ’til late on Saturday, October 29th, all for only €25 per head. And yes, even better, it’s a BYO as in ‘bring your own’ drink. If you haven’t already booked your place, then give Aine Ormonde a ring on 086 8384441 where she will be happy to reserve your place and answer any questions you may have. Remember not to assume a table is reserved for you, you must call Aine or Billy to reserve a place. Don’t be shy, you can reserve as an individual, couple or group, all will be catered for and all are very welcome. This is going to be a fun night with maybe some surprises in store! Don’t delay; reserve your place now as this is a popular night on the local calendar. The Fashion Show was a great success and enjoyed by all. We would like to thank Tess and Theresa from Touch of Class Youghal for all their hard work and to remind the ladies (and maybe the men-Christmas is around the corner, a nice gift for the lady in your life!) of the beautiful collection they have in store, to suit all sizes. Be sure to pop in and have a look where Tess and Theresa will look after you. We must also thank all those who supported the fashion show as well as those who were selling tickets, the sponsors and everyone involved. Your help, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Fashion Show

Anyone interested in doing a First Aid Course in the hall should give Mary Smith a call as she is hoping to give people an introduction to First Aid.

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Thursday, October 20th:

This would be a very worthwhile course for all individuals as First Aid is beneficial in so many situations, be it in the home, work or out and about. Give Mary a call and she will be happy to fill you in on all the details.

We would like to ask you to keep December 1st free as we hope to organise a Floral Arrangement evening. More details in the following weeks. At the beginning of our recent meeting we remembered Rose Casey, who was a much loved and active member of our community. Rose is dearly missed and we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to her husband, Liam, daughters Gina and Sharon and to all those who were closest to Rose. Rest in Peace.

In memory...

Remember, to book the hall or simply make an enquiry for birthday parties, meetings, classes, or anything else you may require the space for, you can do so by calling 087 9675399 between 7pm and 9pm. The KGK Community Sports Hall is kindly sponsored by Tallow Area Credit Union.

Cedar Foundation fundraiser this weekend in Ballycotton

The Cedar Foundation are holding their second annual fundraising dinner in the Bayview Hotel ,Ballycotton on Friday, October 21st. The night will start at 7.30pm with a wine reception and entertainment by Chris Tattan. This will be followed by a five course meal courtesy of Head Chef, Kieran Scully and well-known singer, Deirdre Casey will entertain in the restaurant.

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Following the meal, entertainment in the bar will be provided by Jimmy Lee and Bill Casey. There will be guests from Munster Rugby and the Cork GAA scene. A great night is assured. Some tickets still available €50 from Mossie 086 8502383 or Christy on 086 2522577.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - The East Cork Journal

Shady goings on at Cromwell’s Arch, Youghal


ON Tuesday, October 11th last passers by and motorists could be excused for thinking their eyes were deceiving them when, in full regalia, five knights, a damsel and a witch were seen lurking under Cromwell’s Arch in Youghal.

Also known as the town’s Water Gate, it was built in the 13th century to provide access through the town walls to the docks. It was from here that Oliver Cromwell left Ireland in 1650, having overwintered in the town after his campaign in Ireland. This history could, perhaps, have explained these strange sightings.

However, October being the month of ghouls, goblins and goings-on, one would also be suspicious of plans made by Youghal Concerned Citizens for a Yawloween Spooktacular Festival which commences on Friday, October 28th next. (See elsewhere in the East Cork Journal for full programme of the Festival). Indeed, the Damsel (aka Emma Healy) and the Witch (aka Marjorie MacDonald) were delighted with the protection of the Ghoulish Knights, as the autumn evening darkened around the Arch and faint murmurings of Cromwell crept down the side of the walls...

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