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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

East Cork Journal

Issue No. 156

Smoke on the water

The big bite

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A LONE sailor had just enough time to send out a 'Mayday' on Saturday last, September 11th before abandoning his blazing 28 foot pleasure craft, 9 miles east of Ballycotton lighthouse.

Crew pagers at Youghal and Ballycotton Lifeboat Stations were activated, and the Youghal HSE Ambulance and other emergency services, including the Gardaí, were placed on standby at the quayside in Youghal.

Ballycotton crewmembers spoke of how they could see black smoke in the distance as they rushed to their station. An angling boat in the vicinity recovered the lone sailor from the sea, before the man was transferred to a local Youghal charter boat, the Rebecca-C, which brought him ashore, where he was treated by HSE first aiders and paramedics for a mild case of hypothermia. The Youghal and Ballycotton Lifeboats stood by the sinking boat - called 'Dignity' - and maintained a safety area around the burning vessel as it was believed that there were gas cylinders on board.

The blaze continued for almost an hour before the boat finally sank.

But, the lifeboat's weekend work was far from over: two further incidents would occur before the crewmen could retire.

At 4.15pm the same day, Youghal Lifeboat launched again following the report of a sailing dinghy with two 14 year old girls onboard getting into difficulty off Ardmore Head. The two girls clung to the upturned dinghy before they were rescued from the water. Assessed as being hypothermic, they were transferred to the Coast Guard helicopter, which was also on scene. They were taken to hospital and released shortly afterwards with a clean bill of health. Youghal Lifeboat's pagers went off for a third time on Sunday morning, to the aid of a 28ft. pleasure craft with two people on board that was experiencing engine failure 4.5 miles south east of Youghal lighthouse. The vessel was safely towed back to its moorings, before Youghal Lifeboat returned to its station.

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TAKING a big bite out of the Midleton Food Festival last Saturday, September 11th, Jordan Buckley, Midleton, gets close to a shark on display at Ballycotton Seafood's stand. Clearly, he's never seen 'Jaws'! Full photo coverage inside this week's edition from page 27 onwards.

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Nora Guesse enjoys a morning cup of tea while looking out the half door of her cottage in Garryvoe last week, where the fantastic summer weather has brought hundreds of holiday makers down for some sun, sand and sea. Nora, however, prefers a good cuppa - and we can’t say fairer than that! (Photo: Michael MacSweeney, Provision)

Cork County Council negotiate extra €5.6 million for national road repairs but Cllr. Murray warns ‘plenty more to do’

FOLLOWING extensive consultation between Cork County Council and the National Roads Authority, Cork County Council is pleased to announce it has received €5.626 million additional funding for road schemes in 2010.

KGK Community Sports Hall September Song

The additional schemes for 2010, together with preliminary cost estimates, are as follows:

WITH the darker, colder evenings drawing ever nearer we hope to help lift your spirits with a diverse programme of soaring voices through the art of Choral Singing.

CCC now intend to proceed to tender for these schemes.

The hall will once again be transformed into a state of the art theatre, with grand piano and wine and cheese interlude, so you can fully indulge in the enchantment of the evening.

N20 Emergency Repairs: €320,000 N22 Emergency Repairs (Ovens – Farnanes): €120,000 N8 Emergency Repairs (Tivoli Dual Carriageway: €80,000 N25 Emergency Repairs Dunkettle Little Island: €985,000 N25 Pavement Overlay Carrigtwohill Midleton Dual Carriageway: €2,236,000 N73 Kildorrery Village: €410,000 N73 Kildorrery to Broomhill Cross (Mitchelstown): €950,000 N22 Ballyvourney Ballymakeera Phase 2: €525,000 Midleton Electoral area councillor, Barbara Murray, welcomes the extra allocations, but is very conscious of the number of secondary roads that still need attention.

‘Not a day goes by that I don’t get a call from someone who - in some cases - has to negotiate potholes growing bigger by the day to get to their property,’ Cllr. Murray tells the East Cork Journal. ‘There are situations where, in rural areas, the bulk tank is at risk when trying to get to farms to collect milk due to subsidence and potholes. These roads are way down the list of priorities because they are not a national route, but possibly tertiary roads. These people still pay road tax. Unfortunately, the full amount of road tax collected by Cork County Council does not make its way back to the county.’

Yes, on Saturday, September 25th, at 8.30pm the KGK Community Sports Hall will host a Choral Evening with a wide repertoire of music encompassing the different styles of The Killeagh Choir and The Castlelyons Gospel Choir. Also performing will be two soloists, the wonderfully talented Tenor, Frank Ryan and equally talented Soprano, Sarah Barry. No doubt this will be an evening of high quality performances.

Tickets for this first-class event are priced at €15. You can come along on the night, or alternatively, you can book by calling Ber O’Farrell on 024 97315 /087 9940043 or Bridget Hunt on 086 8398247. All proceeds go towards repayments for the stage and lighting in the Community Sports Hall. We look forward to seeing you at this magical evening.

Anyone wishing to book the hall for meetings, classes, birthday parties etc. can do so by calling 087 9675399 between 7pm and 9pm, outside of these hours you can leave a message. The KGK Community Sports Hall is kindly sponsored by the Tallow Area Credit Union.

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Completion of M9 means Suir Bridge more vital than ever Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THE opening of the completed M9 is yet another milestone for Waterford and the South East region. The Motorway now links directly from the Suir Bridge Waterford to Dublin. The Suir Bridge is pivotal in providing a regional gateway for the entire southeast.

Declan Cahill, Operations Manager for the Suir Bridge expressed his optimism for the future, “It is our hope that the opening of the final phase of the M9 will play a part in the economic growth and regeneration of the Waterford area and the entire Southeast region, to the benefit of all.” This new section of motorway provides improved access to and from the city of Waterford via the Suir Bridge, and marks the completion of the M9 major inter-urban route connecting Dublin and Waterford.

It also impacts on the greater southern and eastern regions. Figures confirmed by the National Roads Authority reveal that significant journey time savings from East Cork, South Tipperary and Waterford to Kilkenny, Carlow and Dublin can be achieved. A journey from East Cork or West Waterford to Dublin can be significantly reduced via the Suir Bridge.


While twenty minutes can be saved using the bridge as an alternative to traversing Waterford City, now as an integral part of the M9 it also combines with the M9’s time savings to Kilkenny, Carlow and Dublin. According to Mr. Cahill, the success in opening this section marks another significant piece in the national programme of infrastructure development.

This enhanced road infrastructure, of which the M9 is an important component, will improve road safety and shorten journey times. Further, critically it will afford both the Waterford and Kilkenny regions opportunities for increased inward investment, and assist in attracting foreign investment which is so vital for increased employment and development.

Additionally, the improved road network will aid tourists in accessing a full range of offerings from the Irish hospitality industry throughout the southeast. This early opening will assist both business and tourism along the entire route for easier access to Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford.

Cobh & Harbour Chamber Cobh District Gardaí lunch welcomes Batt O’Keeffe support Friends of

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The Cobh & Harbour held their annual Chamber Lunch at the Crows Nest in Rushbrooke on Friday last with Guest speaker, Batt O’Keeffe, Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Innovation.

Minister O’Keeffe has a vast amount of experience in the political arena, having been elected to Cork County Council in 1985 and in 1987 was elected to Dail Eireann.

The Minister began his speech by thanking the Chamber for the invitation, and said he was delighted to get the opportunity to meet the Cobh & Harbour Chamber Members. He spoke of how the Government are looking to the future through initiatives to help create jobs, and assured those present that Ireland’s competitiveness was holding firm, with labour unit costs decreased by 6%. “Ireland” he said “has the 4th highest skilled labour base in the world, and this will stand to us. The IDA has 48 new job announcements and 50% of these enterprises have an R&D facility. Ireland is in a position to recover faster than in the past, and he stated that with this commitment the growth of the economy by 2012/2013 would be 44 .5%.

In terms of creating jobs, Minister O’Keeffe said how there are over 700,000 people in Ireland working in the SME sector and it is vital to services that the Government sustain this sector. The Minister confirmed that he and his team are in meetings with the banks to ensure that credit is available for SME Business over the next two years.

When speaking about Tourism, the Minister told the members how over one million visitors had come to Cork in the past year, and that Cobh played a large part in that, not least because of the visiting cruise liners. He outlined the importance of the harbour and the Chamber being closely aligned with Fáilte

Ireland, and it remaining the centre for excellence for Angling and family holidays.

In conclusion the Minister reiteraed that he had a listening ear and was there to help sell and grow business in Ireland.

Before leaving, the Minister met with the Executive of the Chamber to discuss important issues relating to Cobh and the Harbour Area. The President of the Chamber, Michael Martin, presented Minister O’Keeffe with a limited edition print of Cobh by local artist, Mark Hathaway as a memento of his visit to Cobh.

FOLLOWING the Cobh District Garda Ball, Sgts. Eamonn O’Connor and Liam Finn, presented Pascal Scott, Patron of the Friends of Leukaemia Patients charity and Imelda Reynolds, Chairperson with a cheque for €4,315. Congratulations are extended to all who helped raise this sum for a charity which is composed mainly of family and friends of patients with leukaemia, who have experienced the difficulties of having a loved one with this illness. The charity are also seeking participants for the Evening Echo Mini Marathon on Sunday, September 26th. T-shirts and sponsorship cards available by contacting Imelda Reynolds at 021 4823625.

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St. Brig i d’s NS, Mi dleton

THIS year, St. Brigid’s NS, Midleton has over 600 stu-

dents on their roll, with classes split between the old

school building and the new building, which was officially opened in June 2010.

The school has four Junior Infants classes this year

- more than 100 children in total, with teachers Ms. Spillane, Ms. Walsh, Ms. Hyde and Ms. O’Sullivan ‘ral-

lying the troops for the ECJ’s photocall. Each class is divided into named tables with one classroom boast-

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Youghal’s Oona Colin: Ireland’s Arts under threat DENISE FITZGERALD REPORTS

IRELAND is known as the island of Saints and Scholars, but we are also a nation steeped in the arts, with thousands of Irish people working and contributing in the diversity and dynamism of the arts in modern day Ireland.

Their demands were the retention of Culture Ireland and the Irish Film Board, the maintenance of existing levels of arts funding for the Arts Council, and continued full representation of the arts at senior cabinet level.

In 2009 the Bord published its findings, which included a recommendation for the closure of the Irish Film Board and Culture Ireland, and also that the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism be ‘critically examined’.

She has been running the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal as Facilities Co-Ordinator since June 2009. Her position is currently on a part time basis, due to lack of funding.

In 2008 the Government established An Bórd Snip Nua, to recommend cuts in public spending.

In response to these recommendations, the arts communities of Ireland established the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) the aim of which is to highlight the value of the arts to Ireland’s economic and social recovery.

Oona Colin lives in Youghal with her husband, Christophe and son Benjamin.

During that time, however, Oona has made huge inroads into providing a cultural centre for the Youghal area.

She has, in the past year, created a programme of art classes for the youth, screened local films, staged theatre and musicals and has created a space for national and International artists to perform.

“Cuts of any size... will be to the detriment of the arts world in Ireland”

This, in turn, has generated income for the surrounding restaurants, pubs, hotels and cafes, whilst also providing the most wonderful entertainment for all the people of the East Cork and West Waterford areas. Oona told the East Cork Journal that she believes the arts enhance our reputation, generate growth, drive tourism and enrich us as citizens. The cost of support for the arts, she emphasises, is modest but it’s worth is enormous.

At this time of economic crisis, she continued, it is more important than ever to continue that investment in the arts, so that we can continue to reap its rich rewards. Cuts of any size, no matter how insignificant they may appear to be, will be to the detriment of the arts world in Ireland.

Youghal itself has suffered

huge losses in industry over the past years, and there can be no doubt that art and culture creates confidence and boosts self esteem, at the same time providing entertainment and enjoyment to the people. Friday next, September 17th is designated National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) in Ireland when thousands of people in the arts world will be contacting their local TDs urging them to write to An Taoiseach and to the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, to ask them to support funding for arts and culture in this year’s budget.

They will ask them to; - maintain existing levels of funding to all agencies for the arts, including the Arts Council, the Irish Film Board and Culture Ireland. - protect local authority arts funding - make significant new funding available to the arts and cultural sectors, upon which they can then build their own cultural tourism potential. Oona Colin is passionate about her job.

She has a huge love of all the arts, and puts an enormous amount of work into providing different types of theatre, concert and entertainment in the very suitable Mall Arts Centre in Youghal. She has demonstrated her passion during her short time as Facilities Co-Ordnator, organising more than thirty five shows, many of which were local, over the past twelve months.

“...the arts enhance our reputation, generate growth, drive tourism and enrich us as citizens”

greatest which the arts have to offer.

She enthusiastically told the East Cork Journal of her dream to turn the glass annex area at the back of the Mall Arts Centre, and situated on the banks of the River Blackwater, into a Café Gallery which, among other things, would generate much needed income and also create employment in the area. There is a huge need, she said, for a Cultural Centre which would also incorporate it’s own Art Gallery, which could cater not only for children’s art, but also for the older people of Youghal.

She would love to see this as a venue with top class facilities, and confirmed that during the past year she had secured, among other items, a superb Sound System.

There are, however, other facilities which are needed such as tiered seating. improved lighting etc., These improvements would only enhance The Mall House which is over 230 years old, and is in itself an architectural gem perched on the banks of the River Blackwater.

Oona asks readers of the East Cork Journal to help on Friday next, September 17th , by contacting their local TDs and asking them, in turn, to write to the Ministers concerned and ask for their support in funding for arts and culture in this year’s Budget.

It’s just one request, one little phone call, on one day only, Friday, September 17th because, as Oona concludes, a visit to the theatre, should not be just for the privileged…

Oona has great plans for the future of Youghal in terms of providing the people with the

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The Ecclesiastical Review

Cardinal Newman’s feast day - October 9th

CARDINAL John Henry Newman’s feast will be celebrated on October 9, the date of his conversion in 1845, Pope Benedict XVI will declare next month. The announcement of the feast day forms part of the Pope’s declaration of beatification, which has been published as part of the Magnificat booklet for the papal visit. During the Mass at Cofton Park on September 19, Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham will ask the Pope formally to beatify the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman. The vice-postular of the Cause will then read a short biography of the cardinal.

Then the Pope will say: “Acceding to the request of our Brother Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, of many other Brothers in in the episcopate, and many of the faithful, after consultation with the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, by our apostolic authority we declare that the venerable servant of God, John Henry, Cardinal Newman, priest of the Congregation of the Oratory, shall henceforth be invoked as Blessed and that his feast shall be celebrated every year on the ninth of October, in the places and according to the norms established by Church law.” This will be the first – and possibly only – time that Benedict XVI personally pronounces the formula of beatification during his pontificate.

Catholic education will be an important subject during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Britain next week, 16-19 September. The Holy Father’s first engagement on English soil will be a celebratory gathering dubbed ‘The Big Assembly’ - of nearly 4,000 school children and young people from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wal es at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.

Ecclesiastical Events Parish of Youghal

Emergency number for Priest on Call 087 9779906. Welcome into the Church those who were baptized in the parish during August Sam William Murray, Libby Ann Gleeson, Beth Kenneally, Shauna Katie Kavanagh, Dion Sean Daly, Lucas William Heaphy, Cormac Donmnacha Corcoran, Kate Mary Watkins, Harry David Callaghan, Ruby John Devereaux, Abbie Trasa Lewis-O’Shea, Kody Eamon Crowley, Jane Helen Ansbro, Conor Patrick O’Callaghan.


The sculpture of Cardinal Newman at the London Oratory (Mazur/

A portrait of the new Blessed will then be unveiled, and his relics will be placed beside the altar. The Magnificat booklet also contains prayers of preparation for the visit, and texts for daily Mass from September 12 to September 29, including the Masses of the papal visit.

It contains the hymns to be sung at the beatification Mass, including Newman’s own “Praise to the Holiest in the Height”, and “Firmly I Believe and Truly”, but also more modern works, such as Bernadette Farrell’s “Christ Be Our Light”, “Be Still for the Presence of the Lord”, and “Make Me A Channel of Your Peace”. The Creed will be in Latin, according to a plainchant setting, and Eucharistic Prayer III will be used for the Mass in Latin.

The booklet has forewords by Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Lord Patten of Barnes and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.

It also contains essays by leading Catholics such as Newman scholar Fr Ian Ker, Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham, and the current British Ambassador to the Holy See, Francis Campbell.

The booklet is being distributed by Gabriel Communications and the bishops’ conferences of England and Wales and Scotland. A million copies will be sent to parishes in Britain. Mgr Andrew Summersgill, papal visit coordinator, has said that while this “isn’t enough for everybody who regularly attends Mass”, there will “certainly” be enough copies “for each household”, as well as for those attending papal events.

Bishop Kelly invites schools in Ireland to celebrate Catholic education with Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Britain

WATCH ‘The Big Assembly’ event streamed live at at 9.00 am on Friday next 17 September which will address four key topics: faith, community, sport and friendship.

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Schools all across Ireland are invited to share in ‘The Big Assembly’ celebration by joining online with their counterparts in Britain so as to gather as a school community and watch proceedings streamed live at Commenting on the event, Bishop Brendan Kelly, Chairman of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Education, says “This is an exciting online opportunity for schools in Ireland to celebrate the universal values at the core of Catholic education, and to highlight the outstanding work by pupils, teachers and parents that takes place in Catholic schools everywhere.”

The theme for ‘The Big Assembly’, which will be addressed by the Holy Father, is ‘I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10: 10).

Other lead participants include Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham and Chairman of the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales, and the BBC’s Blue Peter presenter, Andy Akinwolere, who will act as Master of Ceremonies and introduce the four key topics for the day: faith, community, sport and friendship. Prayers and reflections, as well as music from a variety of school choirs, will run throughout proceedings.

Help is now needed for Saturday mornings from 4am to 5am. Please contact Pat on 91145.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Society of St Vincent de Paul wish to thank all who contributed to the special collection recently.

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Preparation for First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2010

For children in non Catholic Schools who may wish to receive these Sacraments next year, please contact one of the priests regarding enrolment. Parents Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th at 8pm.

Monastic School of Contemplative Prayer for Laity

Through the Story and Little Way of St Therese. Everybody welcome. First meeting on Sunday, October 3rd in the Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co. Waterford at 3pm. (people trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life) We meet for worship every Sunday morning in Brú na Sí (kindly loaned) at 11am. This Sunday September 19th, No service in Youghal. Attending joint service of several churches at Douglas Community School at 11am.

Youghal Baptist Church

Baptismal Service on Sunday September 26th at 3.30pm at The Mall Beach. People from all backgrounds and nationalities are warmly welcome. For more details, contact Mervyn Scott, 02425964/086-1732034. See for more information. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew Ch 28v18-20

Special Announcement

Parish of Midleton and Ballintotas The collection taken up on Sunday last will go towards the education of Seminarians. This year, the Diocese of Cloyne has three students preparing for priesthood. The cost of educating a student for one year works out at over €10,000.

Collection for Seminarians

Adorers are needed for the following hours. Tuesday morning from 1am to 2am, Saturday night from 10pm to 11pm, and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7pm. Details from Mary O’Farrell 021 4632937.

Eucharistic Adoration

Anyone willing to host the October Stations might please contact the Priest of their area, or contact Fr. Goold.

October Stations

Lecto Divina will recommence on Monday, September 20th at 7.30pm in the Edmund Rice Centre.

Lecto Divina

A Pre-marriage Course will start in September 2010 to June 2011. Please contact Naomi, 119 Patrick Street, Cork, mornings only 4272213.

Pre-Marriage Course

The Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock will be held on Sunday, September 26th next. Bus leaves Cobh via Midleton. Enquiries to 4667152.

Legion of Mary

This Service will be held by Cork University Maternity Hospital on Friday, October 15th at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church (SMA) Wilton. All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

A Service of Remembrance

Thought for the week

Last week I heard former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern correcting, in some detail, accounts from Tony Blair’s book that he deemed to be a little inaccurate! I was amazed to hear one whose memory had been so poor when before tribunals, remembering in minute detail discussions and events from Blair’s memoirs. Someone once said the “things we want to remember we often forget, and the things we want to forget come back to haunt our memories! But what about God? How good is His memory? Well, by definition it must be perfect. The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah writes “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more” (Ch43v25) Does God forget? Certainly not, but He does choose to “not remember”. How is it all possible? Because One came who was without sin and through faith in His death upon the Cross, we can enjoy God’s forgiveness and be ready for that Final Tribunal! Mervyn Scott

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Bitesize News


Compiled by Kathleen Woulfe

Midleton & District Positive Ageing Week Schedule of events

Friday, September 24th: Social evening and official opening, at the Midleton Park Hotel, from 8pm to 12 midnight. Admission €7. Saturday, September 25th: Harvest Festival Day at The Green Midleton from 10am to 4pm. Sunday, September 26th: Céilí with Dermot & Irene Ring, at the Midleton Park Hotel, from 7pm to 11.30pm. Admission €8. Monday, September 27th: Table quiz, at Wallis’ Bar, Main Street, Midleton. Tuesday, September 28th: Opening of Midleton Hospital Garden, at 2pm. Wednesday, September 29th: Train trip to Killarney and Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Thursday, September 30th: Golf challenge, Carrigtwohill vs Midleton, at East Cork Golf Club at 1pm followed by sing song with Seán Curtin at Wallis’s Bar, Midleton, from 4pm to 7pm. Friday, October 1st: Secondary School Talent Competition, at the Midleton Park Hotel, at 8pm. Saturday, October 2nd: Heritage day trip. Sunday, October 3rd: Social night and closing with music by Pat Burke and his band, at the Midleton Park Hotel.

one hour of their precious time, please contact Kathleen Woulfe as soon as possible on 021 4631011.

Midleton Indoor Bowls Club

The above would like to offer an invitation to anyone to come along to the GAA Pavilion on any Tuesday or Thursday night from September 7th from 8pm to 10pm. For further details contact Con O’Sullivan on 021 4631719.

Craft by Nimble Fingers Table quiz for Down Syndrome Craft Group The above are now crafting every Wednesday morning from 11am to 1pm, at Midleton Forum, Youghal Road, Midleton. Our group is open to everyone. We look forward to crafting with our existing members and welcome any new members. For more information, contact 087 9761479.

Designer Work Shop

Card making and crochet is starting on Saturday, September 25th from 11am to 3.30pm, in the Monastery in Midleton (beside St. Mary’s High School). For information on card making, contact 087 9761479 or for crochet contact, 021 4613841.

Midleton Mental Health Association

Cork Ladies Mini Marathon, September 26th. Runners/walkers required to participate in fund-raising drive on behalf of the above. Sponsorship cards available. Contact Helen on 087 9270472.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

A table quiz in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland will take place at O’Neill’s Bar, Mill Road, Midleton on Thursday, September 23rd at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 cost €30. Great prizes offered.

Ballintotis Area Community Council

Little Angels Creche and Preschool OPEN DAY Saturday, September 18th 12pm - 4pm New purpose built premises H.S.E. approved 9 years in business

We can help your child fulfil their potential The Orchard, Castlerock Estate, Midleton, Co. Cork 021 463 0090 Mon - Fri 7.30am - 6pm

The above are holding a launch of fund-raising on tonight Wednesday, September 15th, at the Two Mile Inn, at 8.30pm. A night at Curraheen Park is planned in October, and tomorrow night we are inviting all in the locality to a press launch for the next fund-raising drive.

Male Voice Choir Resumes

Now serving a sit-down full Irish Breakfast every day

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Fortnightly informal chat nights recommence on Monday, September 20th, at 7.30pm to 8.30pm in the Edmund Rice Pastoral Centre. Polish up on the cupla focail, enjoy the chat, the tea and biscuits and never mind how good or bad you are with the Gaeilge. Like us, just throw in the English if you get stuck. So come along, bi linn. Eolas from Edmond on 086 8323267.

Enable Ireland, Cork

The above are holding a fund-raising day at Hurley’s SuperValu, Midleton on Friday, September 17th and anyone wishing to give just

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Carmel and Pat Cooney, 17 Cherrywood Ridge, Midleton, are holding a coffee morning in aid of Marymount Hospice on Thursday, September 16th from 10am. All are welcome to come and share this fund raising event with us for Marymount. A raffle will be held on the day.

A big thank you to all the supporters of the table quiz, held at Wallis’ Bar recently, which raised €974.50. Best wishes to Monica Doyle, presently walking in Italy for the Guide Dogs.

Midleton Conradh na Gaeilge (Is ar aris!)

Community Forum Youghal Road 10.30 to 11.30 am & 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Indoor Bowling at GAA Pavilion 2 – 4 pm. Tuesday, September 21st: “45” at Edmund Rice Centre at 2.30 pm. Wednesday, September 22nd: Swimming available at Midleton Park Hotel Leisure Centre & Spa From 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Choir practise at Edmund Rice Centre at 3.30 pm.

Good luck lads The Cork East Male Voice Choirs resumes its rehearsals on Tuesday September 21st after its summer break. The 30 strong choir is now further increasing its numbers for the busy season ahead. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at the Edmund Rice Centre adjacent to Midleton C.B.S. at 8pm. Any potential new members can contact the choir for details on 087 6464115.

Midleton & District Active Retirement Association

Thursday, September 16th: Pitch & Putt available at Corkbeg from 2.30 pm. Friday, September 17th: Whist at Edmund Rice Centre at 2.30 pm. Monday, September 20th: Tai Chi Exercises at

Good luck to the Cork Senior football team on Sunday next. A victory for the team would be what we are wishing for and would be a tremendous boost to manager, Conor and the Counihan family in their hours of mourning on the death of their beloved Michael, R.I.P.



Birthday greeting to Tim O’Sullivan, David Murphy, Aoife Murray, Cameron Rose, Sandra Buckley and my two nephews Con and Tim O’Halloran and my niece Teresa O’Regan. K.W.

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Youghal’s Phelans campaign for Keith



Compiled by Denise FitzGerald 087 812 8262 /

From Hope to Dope... From Hash to Heaven... From Fixes to Freedom...

THESE talks will take place on Friday, September 24th next at 8pm in Cumann na Daoine premises (formerly League of the Cross Hall) Catherine Street. Free admission with opportunity to ask questions. Come along and hear former drug addict, Alex Newcombe, tell his story of how he was set free from serious drug addiction. Alex is currently a full time addiction Counsellor based in County Waterford. Further details from Mervyn Scott 0861732034 or Seth Lewis 083 3491176. The Programme is organised by Youghal Young Life (a Ministry of Youghal Baptist Church).

Public Information Meeting

A reminder that the Southern Regional Office of the Diabetes Federation of Ireland will hold a public information meeting at the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Thursday, September 16th at 8pm. A number of speakers will take part in this interactive forum giving people the opportunity to focus on topics related to the day to day management of diabetes. The meeting is part of a series of events held in the Youghal area in memory of the late Frank Smith. The Smith Family fundraised in the local Youghal area to highlight the importance of education and awareness of people living with Diabetes. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Youghal RNLI experience active weekend in Youghal

The Yougha RNLI were called out on three separate occasions last weekend, to sailors who were in distress and in danger on our seas. A very busy weekend culminated in the safe return to shore, uninjured, of all concerned due to the brave members of the RNLI who always put their own live in danger when they answer a call for help. Our congratulations and thanks to each of them for their courage and caring.

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September is here again and it is time to celebrate Ireland’s biggest Coffee morning. You are invited to join in these celebrations in Youghal at any (or all) of the following venues. Youghal Golf Club on today, Wednesday September 15th from 10am. The Red Store, North Main Street, on Friday September 24th from 10am to 12noon. Youghal Community Hospital, Cork Hill, on Thursday, September 16th from 10am to 2pm for a Coffee and cake sale.

During the current difficult economic times, your kind support will be greatly appreciated. We hope you will be able to join us at one or more of the venues. Proceeds for Youghal Community Hospital and Hospice.

Night Classes at Pobalscoil na Tríonóide for Autumn 2010

An exciting range of night class courses will commence shortly at Pobalscoil Na Trionoide, Youghal. Courses will be held on Monday & Thursday evenings with the first week commencing on Monday, September 27th and Thursda, September 30th. Enrolments can be made at the office or by calling 024 25732. The courses are as follows: MONDAY NIGHTS COURSES: Beginners Computers; Intermediate Computers; ECDL Modules 1, 2 and 3; Introduction to Digital Photography; Style & Image; Intermediate Wood Turning; First Aid; Salsa Dancing; Beginners Bridge; Beginners Guitar; Cooking Made Easy; Conversational French; Microsoft Powerpoint; Garden Design; Art for Relaxation. THURSDAY NIGHTS COURSES: Beginners Computers; Follow-on Computers; Dimensional Auto CAD using Solidworks; Web Page; Design; Photoshop; Conversational Irish Advanced Woodturning; Follow-on Salsa; Yoga for Beginners; Bee Keeping; Beauty Course; Meditation & Stress Relief.

Are you AWARE?

Aware are looking for people to help out during their annual collection day on Friday, September 17th. If you have an hour to spare they would be very grateful for your help. If you have the time and would like to lend a hand, then please ring Teresa Millea on 024 20729 or 083 7344113. Aware offers support to those who suffer from depression. Even if you can’t give your time on the day, please buy a daisy and help support Aware.

Disco Date

A disco at will be held tonight, Wednesday September 15th at "The Quays Nightclub", Youghal. This is only for all Pobail Scoil Na Tríonóide teenagers who receive their Junior Certificate results on that day. Admission €10 which includes an alcohol free cocktail. The event is alcohol & drug free. Excellent DJ. Should be great fun. (Tickets will not be on sale at the door).

CRY Dancing Diary

AT THE WALTER RALEIGH HOTEL Friday, September 24th, Country Ceilí. Sunday, October 10th, Dave Rea Friday, October 22nd, Johnny. Sunday, October 24th, Declan Aungier Friday, October 29th, Paddy O’Brien

Youghal Bay Bridge Club

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm Walter Raleigh Hotel. Opening Party for the Autumn, Tuesday, September 21st.

11 year old Keith Phelan from Youghal pictured at his family home in Raheen Park. (Photo: Michael Hussey, TONY and Mag Phelan have Palsy (permanent disorders of the popular outside of his home. He begun the toughest fight of their development of movement and has just started 5th class at Bun lives and they can’t even be sure posture, causing activity limita- Scoil Mhuire, Youghal. ‘We are there will be any reward at the tion). There are no certainties that delighted he is going to mainend of it. dramatic changes will result from stream school. He was really the treatment at the XCell-Cen- looking forward to going back as 11 years ago their son, Keith suf- ter. Developments vary in de- he said, ‘to meet all my friends’ fered bi-lateral Grade 4 Hemor- grees of success and over various and that does your heart good to rhage in premature birth. Now, time periods. Keith’s quality of see kids gather round him. his parents, his sisters, Lyndsey life might improve slightly, im- There’s no bad feeling,’ Tony reand Kelly and his brother, Dean measurably; it may take days, a marked with pride. Keith also are starting a campaign to try and month or maybe a year. The visit goes for various therapies at Enbring some improvement to the and procedure takes five days to able Ireland, regularly. quality of Keith’s life. The Phe- complete. lan family is attempting to raise However, as long as there is enough money to bring Keith to Tony explained, ‘There are no hope, no parent can deny their Dusseldorf, Germany where they guarantees that the treatment will child an opportunity to improve believe he could benefit from work or what way Keith might their life. Tony and Mag are simstem cell treatment. After watch- progress. He can’t walk, he can’t ply compelled to give it a try. ing a TV3 feature on stem cell re- sit up, he can’t dress himself, he “He would like to be able to do search and procedures being can’t feed himself, he can’t write; what his brother does. He carried at the XCell-Center, Tony his future is a computer. Any- watches us play football. Someand Mag made inquiries. thing at all that could change one times when the ball hits the chair of these things would be great.” I’ll say - that’s great defending, They were informed that Keith Tony and Mag are setting up a Keith!” Tony smiled. had a number of options: surgical fund through the Allied Irish or lumber puncture (where cells Bank. “We are hoping that peo- Help them to help Keith help are withdrawn from the hip bone ple can donate directly, help us himself. One small step for Keith marrow, good cells are retained with our own fundraising or hold could be one giant leap for his in the lab where they regenerate events themselves.” Tony contin- family. To donate to the fund: and are reinserted by lumber ued. Despite his limitations, the Sort Code: 93-43-05, Acc. No.: puncture). Keith is quadriplegic very evident love and affection of 05841087. To contact to assist in (all four limbs are affected), suf- his family is a huge positive in fundraising or organise events, fers epilepsy and has Cerebal Keith’s life and he is also very contact: 024-20843.


in Profile Tuathla Lucey

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ATURALLY PEAKING with John Whelan-Curtin

The alien invasion has begun...

and we don’t even know it

THE alien invasion has already begun and we don’t even know it. Fifty or sixty years ago a trip to Tramore might have been considered an exotic holiday but today we travel, almost without thinking of it, to foreign lands from Turkey to the US. And while there can certainly be no argument that it is great to go to these faraway places, it’s generally not so good when we bring certain guests back with us…

An invasive species could be considered a nonnative species introduced to an area by man, and it has been going on in Ireland for quite a while. The rat was once a foreign import, originating in China! The rabbit was introduced from Iberia (Iberia is Spain and Portugal). There is a phenomenon known as “airport malaria”, people around airports occasionally contract malaria in countries that don’t actually have a malaria problem, because of mosquitoes that come home in luggage. For the last forty years one critter in particular has been expanding his territory in Ireland: the New Zealand flatworm. This gruesome little critter was first recorded in Ireland in 1963. The scary thing about this visitor from a faraway world is that we don’t really know how many there are, or where they are. But why am I concerned?

Unlike the earthworm who makes himself busy doing useful things like breaking down plant material and aerating the soil so that plants grow well and the soil stays healthy, the New Zealand Flatworm is far less useful. In fact, in this country his number one priority is poking around for the helpful little earthworms so he can eat them.

It is hard for us to be certain what kind of a threat the New Zealand flatworm may be, after

all he has been here for almost fifty years, and he hasn’t caused massive damage. Has he? The problem is, we don’t really know. The New Zealand Flatworm is considered a threat, and has been associated in areas where he colonizes successfully, with a decline in native earthworm populations. The New Zealand flatworm can grow to be up to 17cm long (that’s more than half a foot). It can be found in the same places as you might find earthworms, under big stones or flower pots or in the soil itself. The worm could be not only a threat to our native earthworms themselves but as a result can damage the soil and make everything, from gardening to agriculture, less successful.

Invasive species are one of the biggest problems of the modern age. The solution in the past when there was a big outbreak of an invasive species, was to introduce one of its natural predators. In America, when the cottony cushion scale started decimating the citrus industry which nothing could seem to stop, the problem was solved by the introduction of the little ol’ ladybird. Of course, on the other end of the scale when the cane beetle made its way to Australia and started destroying the sugar cane it seemed like a good idea to install the cane toad, a natural predator of the cane beetle. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the cane toad did not bother much with the cane beetles, and instead set out to breed prolifically and have detrimental effects on a whole range of native Australian species. Species will naturally move around. We did, and so did the rat, but the effect that we can have by accelerating the process, either intentionally or accidentally, makes for some very serious thinking.

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Come rain or shine at CLOYNE’S 5k Road Race

021 4638022

in aid of


All photos available to buy

Marcus & Michelle Aherne, Denise O'Sullivan, Tony & Sharon Murray and young racers Brian & Caitlin Cotter get ready for the 5k walk. ('You again' was unable to attend due to a match!)

Chief organiser Margaret Twohig with No. 471 Ann-Marie Perry

GOD love the people of Cloyne. On Thursday morning last, the sun split the stones, the temperatures were high and it was looking like another lovely summer's day. Fast forward to 6pm and it was a different story altogether, with rain and gales taking centre stage. But that didn't deter the runners and walkers who had turned out to support Cloyne's 5k Road Race in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, with men, women and children all taking to the roads, armed with rain jackets and waterproof gear. Registration for the race took place at Cloyne NS, before the walkers set off at 7pm, followed by the runners at 7.30pm (giving the walkers a nice head start!)

The event's chief organiser was Margaret Twohig who, like her other CF helpers, all sported purple t-shirts on the night. Singing in the rain (not quite): Helpers Sheila Twohig, Gerald Ryan and Con O'Sullivan at the Cloyne 5k Road Race

Sile and Paul Kierans with Martina Hutchinson and Noreen Daly-Gillis

The weather may have been damp, but - judging from the smiles on the faces of those returning after the race for refreshments and spot prizes - their spirits weren't dampened.

'The Weather Girls' - Ian Farmer and Michael Cahill got all dressed up for the race!

Sinead Lynch, Stephanie O'Halloran, Gillian Goulding and Clare O'Halloran

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Wild weather for Cloyne walkers

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Chrissy Hegarty and Bridget Murray

Hazel & Claire O'Leary braved the weather

Midleton Aikido welcomes 6th Dan Alan Ruddock for training session

Margaret Rohan, Billy Griffin and Sally Drennan

ON September 10th, 2010, Midleton Aikido Club welcomed Alan Ruddock, 6th Dan to their dojo at St. John the Baptist School.

Alan is highly renowned in the world of martial arts, and is the only Irishman to be a direct student of the founder of Aikido, Morehei Ueshiba, during his stay in Japan for three years in the 1960’s.

The 6th Dan has been a regular visitor and supporter of Midleton Aikido Club since it opened in 2006, and continues to provide an invaluable insight into this martial art stemming from his experiences in Aikido (a traditional Japanese Martial Art) and various other martial arts, for over 40’s years.

Purple ladies: Norma Murray and Nora Savage

Midleton Aikido Club trains weekly on Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. If you have an interest in Aikido please contact Kieran on 0879206219 or visit Midleton Aikido Club’s Facebook page for more details about Aikido.

The generation game as Margaret Barry is pictured with her daughter Ann-Marie Perry and grand-daughters Sarah & Grace


Stephanie O'Flynn with Michael 'Page 3' Walsh and Angela Walsh

Players wanted for Midleton club

THE Midleton Boys Basketball Club has limited spaces available on its U16 Team. Applicants must have been born in 1995 or 1996.

Training is on Tuesdays (7pm to 8 pm) and Thursdays (8pm -9pm) at the Midleton Community Centre. Registration is €50 per term. The team plays in the Cork County League and Championship. Enquiries to Geraldine at 086 3971105.

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A bridge too low?

East Corkonians honoured at Irish Blood Transfusion Service Donor Awards Ceremony

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Midleton, Ballinacurra, Carrigtwohill, Cobh, Shanagarry and Ladysbridge locals make over 50 donations each

LAST Friday, a truck attempted to pass under the low bridge on Midleton’s Bailick Road. He didn’t make it.

Instead, as has happened many times in the past, he and his truck became well and truly stuck.

The Gardaí, fire brigade and a 24 hour rescue truck were called to the scene - luckily no one was injured in the accident.

However, with so many direct hits to its underbelly, one passer-by commented, ‘If she (the N25 dual carriageway) gets many more dings, I wouldn’t fancy driving over her.’ The truck was eventually removed, the ‘Brigade Incident’ signs stored away, and traffic permitted to once again take the ‘back road’ to Ballinacurra.

Michael O'Shea and Martin Ryan, Cobh, with Joan O'Sullivan, Carrigtwohill and Tom Manning, Ladysbridge, pictured after receiving their 50 Donor Award, at the Irish Blood Transfusion Service Awards Ceremony in the Rochestown Park Hotel (Photos: John Sheehan Photography) IT’S something we’ve all said Munster Regional Centre of the Walsh, Shanagarry; Michael we will do at one time or an- Irish Blood Transfusion Service. O’Shea, Joe Ryan, Eoin Hackett other, but many of us never take and Martin Ryan, Cobh. the next step to actually do it. 4 donors were honoured for giving more than 100 donations We leave the final words to an We’re talking about giving while, amongst the 154 donors anonymous author who once blood, and seven East Corkoni- who donated 50 times were Mi- stated, ‘Nobody can do everyans were honoured for doing it dleton locals, John Carroll, John thing, but everyone can do 50 times, at a Donor Awards Morrissey, Patrick O’Brien; something.’ Ceremony held at the Tom Manning, Ladysbridge; Rochestown Park Hotel last Brian Martin, Ballinacurra; Joan And these fine ladies and gentleSunday night, organised by the O’Sullivan, Carrigtwohill; Tony men have done just that.

Joe Ryan, Cobh, Eoin Hackett, Cobh, Jim Barry, Douglas and Terry Coughlan, Banduff who all received their 50 Donor Awards

Ballymacoda & Ladysbridge lotto jackpot of €14,800 scooped

CONGRATULATIONS to Dan and Ann Marie Griffin from Ahavine who won our lotto draw last week. They were the winners of the jackpot which had, over the last number of months, built up to a staggering figure of €14,800. The lucky numbers that were drawn were 16, 18, 19 and 25, so well done to Dan and Ann Marie. Next week’s lotto starts off with a jackpot of €2,000.

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Baby red panda now at Fota RED fever is set to take over Cork this weekend but not over next week’s All Ireland Football final. Instead, people visiting Fota Wildlife Park in Cork will be oohing and ahhing over a little red panda cub that will be visible to the public for the first time on Saturday.

The little male cub who was born on July 8th is the first Red Panda born in the park since June 1993, making it one of the most significant births in the park this year.

The birth came as a welcome surprise, according to the park’s Director Sean McKeown “the male red panda, Bamboo, who is 15 years old is one of the oldest red pandas in Europe to breed, was due to go on retirement to the continent with the female, Binthy, who came from the Netherlands in October 2008 to be paired with a new male from Germany. However, these moves will now be reviewed given the successful breeding.” The birth of the cub proved difficult for its 4 year old mother, according to Mr McKeown, “unfortunately Binthy was unable to produce enough milk for the cub, as a result we took it into care to make sure it got enough nourishment to enable it to survive, and we are now feeding her every 4 hours. The good

news is that she is doing very well.” The little cub, however, has not been alone over the last few weeks; it has been spending time with its new best friend a toy polar bear.

The park are looking for school kids to come up with a name for the little red panda, and there is a fantastic prize up for grabs for the best name.

All kids have to do is visit and enter the competition before Friday, September 24th.


Super Silver

Ladysbridge ladies to meet with Na Saoithe Network make a difference for red panda in the wild. The Red Panda isn’t the only new addition at the park. Visitors

now have the opportunity to see the first phase of the new development with the park’s new plaza now open. This entry plaza comprises of new ticket kiosks,

playground, gift store and cafe, all of which are now open to the public. (Photo courtesy of Neil Danton Photography)

Don’t be left out in the cold this winter

DID you know that you can avail of a SEAI grant for your home insulation? You can claim €650 for your insulation and €100 towards your energy rating (BER) with a saving of €750. To insulate the walls and attic of an average 3 bed semi-detached house that would normally cost €1,100, will cost you only €550 with the grant.

Insulation is something which any homeowner cannot afford to ignore. An uninsulated or poorly insulated wall costs you money and harms the environment. On average, a home loses 20 - 30% of its heat through its walls, and even more if they are not properly insulated. Whether your motivations are saving the planet, or simply saving your pocket, there are many important benefits of home insulation, including reduced heating bills and reduced carbon emissions.

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LADYSBRIDGE and District Flower and Garden Club will start the Autumn season with a meeting on Monday, September 20th at 8pm at the Garryvoe Hotel. Guest Jimi Blake of Huntingbrook Gardens in Blessington, Co Wicklow will speak and show slides on ‘The Contemporary Mixed Border. Jimi will bring a selection of plants and seeds. All welcome.

The child with the best name for the cub will get a VIP behind the scenes tour, membership and exclusive goodie bag from the park.


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This weekend you will be able to see the cub face to face as it will be on view to the public at the incubation centre in the park.

The Red Panda, also called the Firefox or Lesser Panda is a mostly herbivorous mammal, favouring bamboo as its main food choice, is native to the Himalayas in Bhutan, southern China, Pakistan, India, Laos, Nepal, and Burma. The inaugural International Red Panda Day is taking place on Saturday November 13th, 2010 and Fota Wildlife Park is holding a special event to help the Red Panda

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Two of the main types of home insulation are attic insulation and bonded bead cavity wall insulation. The latter is a process whereby the cavity space between a building's inner and outer walls are filled with polystyrene beads, which are injected into the cavity via small holes.

Grants will be provided to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements in the following area(s):

* Roof Insulation * Wall Insulation - this includes either cavity wall, internal dry lining or external insulation * Installation of a High Efficiency (> 90%) Gas or Oil fired Boilers with Heating Controls Upgrade * Heating Controls Upgrade * Building Energy Rating (BER) - is an integral part to the scheme and is undertaken after grant aided works are completed To get more information on the Home Energy Savings Scheme, you can download more information from, call 1850 927 000 or email

Make sure you choose a suitable contractor, call C&W Insulations, warmfill approved installers for silver bonded bead. A family run business, with 28 years experience, you know you can trust C&W Insulations for your insulation needs. So don’t be left out in the cold this winter, call us on 021 4632891 and feel the savings on your bills.

LADYSBRIDGE / Ballymacoda Community Council’s Na Saoithe group will be holding their next meeting in Ballymacoda Hall on Monday, September 20th at 2pm. Na Saoithe is a group of ladies who come together in the cosy surroundings of the hall in Ballymacoda where Bingo is played, chat and news exchanged, crosswords and short stories distributed, tea and scones consumed. These meetings are run by past and present members of the community council, without whose help we could not continue.


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DON'T forget that an exhibition by Shanagarry local, Sylvia Ansley is now on at Waves Bar, Ballycotton. Sylvia paints in the medium of watercolour and oil and will be showcasing 18 paintings, including still life and landscapes. The exhibition is open each and every day at Waves Bar and the paintings on show are available to purchase. Sylvia has been painting for nine years and originally hails from Georgia, USA.

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In The Driving Seat

Our regular motoring guide

A dynamic partnership

Gordon D’Arcy becomes Honda ambassador

Universal Honda is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon D’Arcy as a brand ambassador for Honda in Ireland. Gordon, known for his dynamism on the rugby field, borders on the cusp of legendary status, having gained a Six Nations Player of the Tournament accolade, a Grand

Slam victory and last year’s Six Nations triumph twinned with Leinster’s Heineken Cup victory.

Adrian Cole, Managing Director of Universal Honda (importers of Honda cars into Ireland) and Gordon D’Arc

Gordon teams up with the Honda Accord, which is renowned for its dynamic leading edge technology, agility, secure handling and durability.


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FORD, official vehicle sponsor of the FAI, is offering football clubs from Cork the chance to win an exclusive VIP prize to Republic of Ireland’s crunch European qualifying clash against Russia at the Aviva Stadium next month, which they can then auction to help raise funds. The VIP prize includes chauffeur transport, accommodation and match tickets to the game on Friday, October 8th.

The unique competition gives clubs of all levels from underage and junior to League of Ireland, the chance to win an exclusive prize that can be used to raise much needed funds, and is part of the FAI Ford Cup title sponsor’s ‘Focus on the footy’ campaign that was launched last year and has seen selected winning fans from around the country transported to the Cup game of their choice in style, for every round of the FAI Ford Cup. Ford will look after the transport to and from the Russia game for the eventual winners by supplying a Ford vehicle and personal chauffeur to pick them up from whatever part of the country the club and winner are based. The prize also includes


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Canines, balloons, aloe vera and a Reasonably Good Band at the Aghada Show


ON Sunday last, the Aghada Show took place at Scoil รosagรกin and at the village's community hall, where hundreds of exhibits in a myriad of categories were shown.

One of the highlights of the day had to be the Dog Show, with over 50 competitors vying for prizes in Best Handler, Best Small Dog, Best Big Dog and, of course, Best In Show categories. A special mention must go to Cleo, a Great Dane, who won the Best Big Dog category. Cleo is a rescue dog from Blackwater Animal Rescue and her owner, Jim Morrissey was delighted for her to win. 'She's been through a really tough time,' Jim tells the East Cork Journal, 'I can't believe what some people will do to animals.' Jim, who also adopted mongrel Ruzie, was congratulated by his kids, who kept a watchful eye from the sidelines. Blooming marvellous with Kathy Manning, Primrose Cottage Nurseries, Saleen and Breda Cronin

Kate O'Keeffe and Max, who came first in the Small Dog category

Maighread Wall and Pauline McCarthy were on door duty

Hannah Corr-Lowie, Bosco and Lucy Reaney

The band for the day, comprising David, Michael, Kate and Jack called themselves 'The Reasonably Good Band' - but definitely exceeded expectations, as did the weather which looked as if rain was on the way, but mercifully stayed dry.

Aryn Quinn & Kevin O'Sullivan with Chillie & Trinnie

Bronagh and Millie

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Jamie O'Brien and little Sunday

'We won, Dad!' Great Dane - and rescue dog, Cleo - who came first in the Big Dog category (for obvious reasons!), with her owner Jim Morrissey

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AOK at the Aghada Show 2010

Show organisers Joan Wall, Marie O'Hanlon and Mairead Day

The Buckley family with puppy, Oscar Elmarie & Norma Linehan

Jessica Crowley and Andrea Clark

Lornah, Chris and Colin with Ruzie, who was keeping an eye on big sister, Cleo!

Robert Stafford & German Shepherd, Jake

Annette & Clodagh Walsh with Claire Stack, Agri-Aware and a feathered friend!

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Claire O'Brien with Sean, Cathy and a lot of ice-cream!

Niamh O'Shea & Anna Mahony

'The Reasonably Good Band' - David, Michael, Kate and Jack

Heidi Smyth & Co.!

The Deanes: Nancy, Lynda, Ruth, Sylvia and Sarah

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ST. John the Baptist NS, Midleton welcomed 27 new

Junior Infants to their school this September - and

Principal, Elma Huggard couldn’t be happier (neither could the children!)

Many thanks to the four ‘heavy lifters’ who helped

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The children were more than happy to pose for a

picture, although they explained that their class mascot ‘Fada’ would have to stay inside!

ON Saturday ,October 2nd, well known author, broadcaster and gardener, Helen Dillon will be the Keynote Speaker at the Fota House Autumn Gardening Seminar. Fota House is now well known for its biennial Gardening Seminars which have covered such topics as Garden Design, How a Garden is Formed, Exotic Plants, Ornamental Grasses and many others.

Helen Dillon has lectured in the USA, New Zealand, Germany France, Australia and the UK. She has been awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in England, and the George Robert White Medal of Honour from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Her garden at 45 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 has been open to the public for the last 25 years, and her Garden Book was Robin Land Fox’s (of the Irish Times) Book of the Year. Helen will

open the Seminar with her talk “Dig it up and throw it away”!

Brian Cross A.T.C., well known Garden Designer and Consultant, whose Garden “Lakemount” is open to the public, will give a talk entitled “Extending the Season of Autumn Colour”. The third speaker, Oliver Schurmann, runs Mount Venus Nursery in Dublin, with his wife Liat.

The nursery has a reputation for providing variety and personal service and has become a favourite for enthusiastic gardeners, professional landscapers and designers throughout Ireland. Oliver and Liat have designed numerous show gardens, floral exhibits and trade fair stands.

Their cutting edge designs have won many prestigious awards at RHS shows and Bloom in the Park and Oliver’s talk is entitled “From Show Gardens to Real Gardens.” Rare plants will be on sale from specialist nurseries before and after the Seminar and during the breaks.

This is an event not to be missed, and while the theoretical part of the Seminar will take place in the morning, a complimentary guided walk through the Arboretum and Gardens of Fota, with Brian Cross, will be available in the afternoon.

As places are limited, pre-booking is essential. Please call 021 4815543. Tickets cost €50 (lunch not included) and the seminar takes place from 9am to 4pm.

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Castlelyons Community Park finally gets new title


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Barnabrow House takes cookery courses to the next level

THE ‘Field’ which was sometimes called the ‘Community Field’ will now be known as ‘Fr. Ferris Community Park’.

There was never any doubt in any of the committee’s mind that the new, state of the art facility for the community, would be called after Fr. Thomas Ferris. As the history books state, Fr. Ferris was Parish Priest of Castlelyons from 1880 to 1891. He was a humble and devoted Priest. An unflinching protector of the poor and oppressed and an ardent lover of his country, in whose cause he always laboured. He was very involved in the Land League and became Chairman of the League in 1880.

As Parish Priest Fr. Ferris was tenant of John Walter Perrot. The parochial lands consisted of 14 acres and the Mohera Property consisted of the Parish Priest’s house known as ‘Prospect Cottage’.

BUDDING young Jamie Olivers, and food loving people of all ages can take a further step towards improving their talents by enrolling for Barnabrow’s new cookery courses.

This 5-class course, set to launch tonight, September 15th, will give food lovers attending the 4-star kitchen, the chance to take their culinary learning to a higher level. The outstanding facilities at Barnabrow House enable fresh local produce grown on their land to be used in their recipes. Chef, Gary Masterson, said the course was designed for people who love food and want to learn the secrets that make a nice dish delicious, and have people raving about your talents.

‘It’s the perfect addition to what we already offer at Barnabrow House. We have an excellent reputation for service, and our four star menu is so popular that we would like to share this with other food lovers,’ Gary states.

During the 5 classes you will build on levels of skills, from traditional family favorites to curries and pizzas. Taught by professional chef, Gary Masterson, will demonstrate advanced cooking techniques and expand the students’ culinary knowledge. This 5 week course is now reduced to only €200 as there are only a few places left. If you want to grow your talents and impress your friends then this is a class not to be missed! Courses begin tonight, Wednesday, September 15th at 7.30pm. For reservations call Anne on 021-4652534 or email:

Coffee mornings x 2 THERE will be a coffee morning in aid of Marymount Hospice Cork as part of the annual coffee morning in Ladysbridge Hall this Thursday, September 16th from 10am to 12.30pm and on Friday, September 17th, a coffee morning will be held in The Goalpost Bar Shanagarry from 10am to 12.30pm.

When the local branch of the League was formed, Fr. Ferris followed the league rules and withheld payment of the rent demanded. In its place he offered to pay Griffiths valuation of the holding. This was refused, a writ of eviction was then issued. The holding was put up for auction and was purchased on behalf of the landlord for a nominal sum of something like a pound. Writs of eviction were very often left unimplemented as the threat of eviction was often sufficient to quieten the tenant. In Fr. Ferris’s case an ejectment order followed in due course and the date of eviction was fixed.

During the afternoon of August 30th, 1883, Fr. Ferris was removed from his home, and his furniture was transferred to the Land League hut which had been erected for him on a piece of waste ground near the Church yard in anticipation of his eviction.

Fr. Ferris lived in the hut, which had three small rooms, for the rest of his life. He died a tthe age of 60 on 7th February 1891. The hut was demolished in 1935. September 26th 2010, sees this great piece of History being re-enacted by members of the Community which has been scripted by James Ronayne.

The day itself will have something for everyone, and it is hoped that the Committee who have worked so hard over the past five years to bring this final phase of this project to its present glory, will be supported on the day from near and far. Further details next week of the days events.

Cloyne's Aoife conferred CONGRATULATIONS to Aoife Lee, Ballydavid, Cloyne, who was conferred recently at UCC with first class honours in BSc Hons. (Biomedical Science). Congratulations from all your friends and family.

45 Drive recommences in Bartlemy

AFTER a break for the summer, the weekly Progressive 45 Card Drive recommences this week. The Card Drive will be held each Thursday night in Bartlemy Hall commencing on Thursday, September 16th at 8.30pm and all card players - young and old - are very welcome. All funds raised are for the upkeep and renovation of the Parish Hall, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, having been built in 1961.





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Learn how to preserve your produce with Midleton GIY


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IN the days before electricity and freezers, preserving food in times of plenty was a common chore.

Of course, in those days, summer fruit and vegetables were not available unless you preserved your own. They were not being flown in to our shops from all over the world. We simply did not eat them out of season. When at last they did come in, Oh, the flavour of the first home grown tomato or raspberry!

I remember, as a child, my mother making jam on hot July days, and bottling plums, strawberries, and tomato puree when in full season. She also salted green beans once, but they turned out horribly salty. She put eggs in Waterglass.

How I hated cooking with them, because invariably some had gone bad and they all had to be broken into a cup before using them.

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Of course, as soon as we got a freezer, it was much simpler to put our surplus produce into that as it came in from the garden.

We no longer had the chore of preparing huge quantities all in one go. Even jam making is now done in small batches throughout the year with frozen fruit, and the urgency of cooking up baskets of perishable soft fruit in hot summer weather, is gone.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”Vincent Van Gogh

THE above quotation is applicable to many areas of life, not least to public speaking and communication skills. Many people think they are not good at speaking in public, but often it’s just because they haven’t had the opportunity to develop those skills. Learning public speaking is worthwhile because of its importance in modern life, in areas such as sales, management, chairing meetings, teaching, coaching or special occasions. Everyone has the ability to speak in public, but often people are fearful that they might look foolish.

Toastmasters provides people with a supportive environment to learn public speaking and communication skills. Working with other members, you practice the basics of speechmaking and presentation skills. As your confidence improves, you take on more challenging projects. It’s open to everyone, young and old. The aim is to help people improve their abilities through practice and constructive advice. At the last meeting, we had three speeches from Theresa Connolly, Victor O’Flynn and P.J. Crowley, covering such diverse subjects as Presidential Inaugurations, Antarctica and Change. Our host for the night was Bill Sjostrum. Ken Lansley provided the topics and Ivan O’Sullivan was the general evaluator. A number of guests were also present on the night.

Our next meeting is the Club Humorous Speaking Competition. We are meeting at 8pm on Wednesday, September 22nd in the Imokilly Room, upstairs in McDaid’s Pub at 8pm. Guests are more than welcome to see what it is all about. If you would like more details, please search for Midleton Toastmasters on the web, or call Colm on 087 2353889.

Learn how to make jam and to bottle produce, as well as how to freeze the different vegetables this Thursday, September 16th at the September Midleton GIY (Grow It Yourself) meeting.

Joanne Doorly, author and cook, will talk about harvesting and preserving your produce, in the Midleton Library starting at 6pm. There will be plenty of time for questions and chat.

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THE Fab Four have come to Ballycroneen NS -

and, no, it isn’t John, Paul, George & Ringo - it’s Patrick, Cale, Timmy and Rory!

The four boys were in fine form when the East

Cork Journal paid them a visit with Principal,

Eleanor Murphy, happy to confirm that the

school’s new hall is proving a vital part of the children’s day to day lives.



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Waterford Way

With Declan Barron

Second weekend for Waterford Harvest Festival

THE Waterford Harvest Festival moves into . its second weekend, with a fascinating look at country and farming life – brought right into the heart of Waterford city. On Saturday, September 18th, Waterford Macra na Feirme bring ‘fun on the farm’ into John Roberts Square, with a toy tractor rally, bale pushing, obstacle course, as well as the ‘special’ macra milking cows! That’s all happening from 3pm to 6pm, and will be followed by a Ceili Mor, courtesy of the very

LOCAL Dungarvan based Fine Gael TD, John Deasy may have come up with a way of using a site earmarked for an OPW site for Ordnance Survey Ireland, but which, like many other plans for decentralisation, has now been shelved by Government.

The 3 acre site off the N25 is adjacent to Lidl and McDonalds and across the road from the new park in Dungarvan. MR Deasy has proposed that the site be used for a new Campus for the Mercyhurst College from Erie in Pennsylvania, who has established permanent relations with the College with students and faculty from Mercyhurst having spent a semester in Dungarvan last year. Dungarvan students are now gone in the opposite direction to study this year, and Mercyhurst College see the establishment of a Campus for their students in Dungarvan as a big step forward. If this college campus can be built on the site it would cement the relationship between St Augustine’s College and Mercyhurst College and put to good use, ground that was once the old Glanbia site. As of now it is a derelict site in a prime location so it would be an idea well worthy of support.

Should FG come to power at the next election, I would safely say that this idea will come to fruition, but perhaps it may well get the go ahead sooner as, if there is a political will to build this campus with American dollars, then it should get the go ahead.

THE group is now up and running again in the GAA clubhouse, Lismore on each Thursday morning from 10.30 until 12 noon. If you are new to the area or would like to find out more about the activities then please call Jackie on 087-649-4019.

Modeligo Parent and Toddler Group

THIS group meets in Modeligo Community centre each Friday morning and, like Lismore, they welcome new members. Details can be got from Kirsty on 085-154-1928. In Cappoquin the person to contact is Maureen on 086-170-3621 to find out about their Wednesday morning get together in the Community Centre, so make sure to make contact as they, too, would love to see you.

Road Bowling in Clashmore

talented musicians from Waterford Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. On Sunday, September 19th, the South Quay will close to traffic as country life comes alive in the city, with vintage farm machinery, including over 20 vintage tractors, threshing, the agri-aware mobile farm, pitching the sheaf competitions, a fishing trawler, as well as food stalls and street entertainment. There will also be free cookery demonstrations on The Plaza throughout the day. Waterford Harvest Festi-

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FOR many yearss, local people in Clashmore have met to throw the odd bowl of odds around the various roads of the Parish and up by Glendine. Most locals had to journey away to take part in competition. That all changed last weekend when Clashmore hosted the National Road Bowling, Novice One and Junior C Bowling finals. Paddy Hurton and his committee of stewards and volunteers had a great welcome for the visiting teams that battled for success. A good few shillings changed hands on some of the scores, as the players threw the course from Kilmore to Coolbagh cross. The event was a great success and great credit is due to the local committee, the Gardai and Waterval would like to thanks it’s many hard work- ford County Council for ensuring the safety of all the participants and ing volunteers, and committee for making it watching public, while diversions were in operation for motorists. all happen. The festival would also like to thank its partners and sponsors, including Failte Ireland, Supervalu, Irish Examiner, Bord Bia, Slow Food Ireland, WLRFM, Waterford Institute of Technology and Waterford LISMORE has been named as Ireland’s largest small town winner in Tidy Towns. Tallanstown in Louth is overall winner. All other results City Council. are out now. The full committee and members will meet in the ComVisit the website at www.waterfordharvest- munity Centre tomorrow, Thursday, September 16th, to discuss the Tidy Town’s adjudicator’s report. for full details

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Ardmore’s John takes gold silver European Boat Angling Championships



ARDMORE man, John Cronin took home a gold and a silver medal from the world Boat Angling championships held recently in Iceland. John, who was himself a fisherman until the government stopped salmon fishing locally, has always had an interest in angling, so much so that locally he is one of the best anglers around. John was part of the two man team with Heiko Drier from Killarney that took gold, while Ireland also took silver in the four man event with Tommy Squires Dublin and Roy Silway Galway making up the team with John and Heiko. It is not too often that an Ardmore man takes Gold and silver, so well done to John on his fine achievement.

Knockanore Fun Ride

THE West Waterford Hunt is holding a fun ride on Sunday September 19th to raise funds for forthcoming projects in the area. For further information contact 087-2899328 or 087-2458630.

Ladies in Croke Park

IT was All Ireland Camogie Finals day in Croke Park on Sunday last with a host of local West Waterford girls helping Waterford against Antrim in the Junior Final. Waterford was defeated in last year’s decider, but will have to wait for another day after playing a 1-9 each draw with the Antrim girls. Local players Jenny McCarthy, Cappoquin; Shauna Kiernan, Grainne Kenneally, Aisling O’Brien, Nicola Morrissey and Shona Curran, Lismore; Mary O’Donnell, Fiona Ni Chadla and Deirdre Fahy, An Rinn were all part of the Waterford side. Mary O’Donnell has won Ladies Football medals but is still chasing the elusive double with the replay on October 3rd.

West Waterford Darts AGM

ALL clubs in the area are asked to take note that the AGM of the West Waterford Darts Association will take place in Dillon’s Bar on Friday, September 24th where each participating team is asked to send two delegates.

Coffee Morning for Irish Cancer Society

ELSIE Hickey from Lisarrow in Ardmore will hold a Coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society on Thursday, September 16th from 10am to 4pm. If you are in the area please pop in and support this worthy venture. If you cannot make it in person then I am sure Elsie would be more than happy to accept your donation for this worthy cause.

Ballinameela & Aglish Drama Group

THE Ballinameela and Aglish Dramatic Society will hold their AGM in Ballinameela Community Centre on Monday September 20th at 8pm. New members will be most welcome to attend, as a successful year for the “BAD” society will be reviewed. If you would like to join, or find out more, then please go along on next Monday night.

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Take a bite of the Midleton Food & Drink Festival 2010


LAST Saturday, Midleton was a haven for the five senses, as the Midleton Food & Drink Festival (main sponsors, Market Green Shopping Centre) came to town, bringing with it musicians, stiltwalkers, hula-hoopers, goats, clowns, models and, of course, many, many stalls selling the most delicious food one could hope for. From fresh fish to fudge, stone-baked pizzas to pastries and from raspberries to Ballymaloe Country Relish, there was something for everyone to relish.

And that wasn’t all. Street entertainment abounded from a Fashion Show at Coach Horse Lane, live music at Wallis’ Bar (with Aslan bringing the weekend to a close on Sunday night), a puppet showband by the courthouse, a mobile farm, courtesy of Agri Aware, face painters, hair-braiders, the weekly Farmers’ Market (next to Hurley’s SuperValu) and even a (semi-permanent) tattooist graced the town’s Main Street. And that STILL wasn’t all. A cocktail reception, waiter race, presentations for the best windows and much, much more, ensured that, when it came to the Midleton Food & Drink Festival 2010 - everyone left the town hungry for more!

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Hannah, Kayley and Evelyn Crowley

A fishy business for Ballycotton Seafood, who also had a shark on display - dead, we should point out!

Sage advice from Kevin Ahern, Conor Sweeney and Steven O’Shea, Sage Restaurant, Midleton

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Catch of the day...

Jordan Buckley, Midleton clearly hasn’t seen ‘Jaws’


The Perry & Keane families strike a pose

The McGrath family got to the festival early

Scott & Dylan with their mum, Andrea Gunn, Zebedee Design & Marketing

Sisters Lorraine, Niamh and Aoife Bernard Rose O’Keeffe, Bill Daly and Maura Milton

Cllr. Margaret Trundle with her daughter Fiona, and husband Paul

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Amy Lupton, Lal Hetherington and Niamh Cashman

Deanna Browne, Gillian Mullaney & Kate Desmond

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Have a slice...

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Raedine, Dylan & Jake Wright

Liam & Stephanie Kelly

Pauline Coffey with her nieces Tiana and Millie Williams

John Hartnett, V Mobile Office Supplies and Kieran Moore, Imokilly Webs, swap suits for high vis jackets

Clowning around with Mary Sheehan

Ballymaloe Country Relish proved to be one of the most popular stalls on the day - Jennifer Mulcahy, Sarah Vickery and Mary Carroll had their hands full

Reserve Garda Richelle O’Neill with Garda Shane O’Donoghue and Garda Diana Ryan

Just one cornetto! Ines Rosa, Aoife Flynn, Sarah Brouder and Jane McGauran

Ned Reck, Midleton Active Retirement Association with Tess Foley, Phil Power and John Kelleher

Sally McCarthy and her aunt, Susan Colan-O’Leary

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Treat yourself... The Sargents: Claudia, Billie-Jean, William, Nell & Conor with their red-faced mime and Andrew McVea, Market Green Shopping Centre, main festival sponsors

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Care for a cupcake? Michelle Moloney and Marian O’Shea, Arcade Midleton

Age Action Ireland (Midleton branch) representatives, Ann Naughton and Pat Quinlan Leonard Larsson andAnne Cotter with Newfoundland Chockies Brian Forde & Reema

Dara and Liam O’Keeffe with 10 week old puppy, Maggie. Needless to say, Dara didn’t get to walk too far before someone else stopped her to cuddle Maggie! Ella Morrissey, Kelsey Lowry and Danielle O’Donoghue

Hair today... Emma & Ger

Teressa O’Sullivan on the catwalk at the Coach Horse Lane Fashion Show

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Tuck into the Midleton Food & Drink Festival 2010

Evan, Eve and Drew

Barbra Bruen gave a helping hand on the day

Millie and Aine Doyle had just visited the chocolate fountain

Best Dressed Windows awards for High Society, Split Ends & Different Strokes

Killian O'Sullivan, President of Midleton Chamber, Denise Moriarty of Denbar Jewellers, Mayor Niall O'Neill and judge Claire Maher pictured presenting Orlaith McGrath of High Society, with her prize for winning first place in the Best Window Dressing competition. (Window winner photos: Diane Cusack)

Killian O'Sullivan, President of Midleton Chamber, Denise Moriarty of Denbar, Mayor Niall O'Neill and judge Claire Maher pictured presenting Thelma Crotty of Different Strokes with her prize for winning third place in the Best Window Dressing competitio, alongside Killian O'Sullivan, President of Midleton Chamber, James Rocheand judge Claire Maher

Denise Moriarty of Denbar Jewellers, Mayor Niall O'Neill pictured presenting Theresa Roche of Split Ends with her prize for winning second place in the Best Window Dressing competition at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival, in East Cork at the weekend alongside Killian O'Sullivan, President of Midleton Chamber, James Roche and judge Claire Maher

Winner of the Best Window Dressing competition, Orlaith McGrath of High Society

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A sporting chance


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Cloyne Road Bowling Club Local lad competes for Munster team IN conjunction with the All-Ireland Finals in Clashmore a special Underage Competition for boys and girls was held last weekend. Competing were underage players from Connacht, Ulster and Munster. In the Boys Competition each team comprised of an U10,U12 and U14 player. The U10 spot on the Munster team was filled by the East Cork U10 Champion from Cloyne, Mikey Cahill.

He played his part in finishing as runner-up and received his All-Ireland medal afterwards from Bol-Chumann Chairperson, Susan Greene. Well done Mikey.

East Cork Tournaments

Two of our club members will be playing in East Cork Tournaments this coming weekend. On Saturday in Clashmore at 3pm, Colm O`Riordan plays Aidan Sexton and Sean Twomey in the Christy Coleman Cup. Colm is, of course, a nephew of the late Christy Coleman. On Sunday, in Cloyne at 12.30pm, Graham Fleming plays Michael Daly of Cobh, in the Christy Coleman Cup. So, get some bowling in before you watch Cork contest the All-Ireland Football Final in the afternoon!


Jerry Sullivan defeated Mark Kenneally Paky Lynch defeated Phillip Considine


17/9/10 at 6.30pm: Brian Costine vs. Keith Dennehy 17/9/10 at 7pm: Mick Mullane Jnr. vs. Mick Lewis

Standing Quarter Finals

Midleton indoor bowls

15/9/10 at 6.30pm: Brian Fleming vs. Donie Kelleher

WITH the biggest turn – out on our first night in twelve years we had 25 bowlers take to the mats last Tuesday night. It was great to see so many newcomers in our club and with the experienced members only too willing to pass on their knowledge and passion for the game to the enthusiastic beginners, there was a great buzz in the hall.

Club chairman, Tadgh Barry welcomed everyone back after the summer brea. He had a special “Cead mile fáilte” to all the 1st timers and hoped they would enjoy the game of bowls, but also to have a good bit of fun and craic. Tadgh also advised everyone to take part in all the tournaments and championships during the season.

We had five teams at the 1st competition in Carrigaline G.A.A. last week and they all did our club proud. Ballincollig Club Tournament is being played this week-end, and the best of luck to the teams taking part. Up-coming events include Conna and Bandon. With such good numbers expected each club night, we hope our members will be in the club 15 minutes before 8pm as the 2 hours seems to fly by so fast. Our club nights are every Tuesday and Thursday from 8pm to 10pm. So just come along and join in on the fastest growing sport in Cork, with 56 clubs in the city and county.

A GRADE: Graham Fleming vs. John Gleeson Colm O’Riordan vs. Brian Fleming or Donie Kelleher

C GRADE: Paky Lynch defeated Phillip Considine Mick Mullane Jnr vs. Mick Lewis

B GRADE: Luke Cullinane vs. Jerry Sullivan Brian Costine vs. Keith Dennehy

D GRADE: John Rossiter vs. John O’Connor or D.O’Dailaigh Willie O’Driscoll vs. Jack Rossiter.



Lismore ladies golf 5/9/10 and 8/9/10: OPEN Day 3 ball Champagne Scramble, sponsored by Knockanore GAA. 1st Betty Joyce (13), Connie Dowd (22), Orla Scanlon (35) Lismore, 100 pts 2nd Joan Cahillane (15), Bernie Burke (25) Lismore, Loreto Morrison (18) Youghal 97 pts. 3rd Betty Joyce (13), Katherine Moynihan (19), Sheila Denn (22) Lismore, 93 pts.

Club Barbecue

This Friday is the date set for the annual club Barbecue,. There will be a 9 hole mixed Scramble starting at 5pm followed by food from 8pm onwards. Tickets are on sale from committee members at €10 each.

15/9/10: 18 hole stableford G.O.Y., sponsored by Cahills Lismore. The Daily Mail Qualifier is running until September 30th, 18 hole fourball, Re-entry.

19/9/10 & 22/9/10: 18hole Stableford G.O.Y. Members Prizes. Our 9 Hole Stableford Ongoing Bottle Competition continues.

The Desperate Housewifes Competition goes ahead on Monday night at 6.30pm for any ladies interested in taking up, or just trying out the game. No pressure, just fun for all, followed by a cuppa. Newcomers welcome.

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On the oche for the Tramore Autumn Darts Festival


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Tuesday Bacon

1ST: Pat Morrissey, Christy Hanrahan, Frank Corcoran 44 Pts 2nd: John Manning, Donal O’Leary, Ryan Corcoran 41 Pts

Open Qualifier Thursday 9th;

1st Denis Galvin (14) 38pts CSS 37pts

18 Hole Stableford Sat 11th & Sun 12th 1st: James Coleman (17) 45 Pts 2nd: Ger Hayes (18) 44 Pts 3rd: Sean Daly (13) 41pts CSS: Sat 38 Pts, Sun 37 Pts

Lismore Golf Club fixtures

Tuesday Bacon 16/9/10: Open Qualifier 16/9/10: Tee reserved from 10.30am to 1.30pm

Youghal golf club


8/9/10: - President’s Prize to the Ladies (Mr. James Morey) 18 Holes Singles Stableford. Winner: Mary Pomphrett (19) 40pts, Runner Up: Frankie Forrest (13) 38pts, Category A: 1st Paula Mc Namara (16) 38pts, 2nd Edel Coyne (5) 38pts, BG Jean Farrell (6) 27pts gross, 3rd Sharon Lupton (18) 37pts, 4th Catherine Hayes (12) 36pts, 5th Marian Sweeney (7) 32pts

Category B:

1st Mary Coleman (27) 37pts, 2nd Amanda O’Neill Coyne (27) 37pts, 3rd Ann Rochford (26) 35pts, 4th Anne Mc Carthy (28) 34pts, 5th Cathy Harnedy (24) 36pts, 6th Ann Galvin (24) 33pts,

Category C:

1st Mary O’Callaghan (36) 37pts, 2nd Juliette Casey (33) 31pts, 3rd Eileen Carroll (34) 31pts, 4th Maria Hayes (36) 30pts, 5th Fionnuala B. Coleman (36) 30pts, 6th Mel Mythen (36) 29pts Silver Front 9: Catherine Mc Carthy (20) 17pts, Back 9: Dympna Quill (18) 20pts, Bronze Front 9: Brid Doyle (30) 17pts, Back 9: Celia Cotter (28) 17pts 10 Holes: 1st Breda O’Donoghue (24) 16pts CSS: 36pts

18/9/10 & 19/9/10: 18 Hole Stroke Albert Corcoran Memorial Trophy (G.O.Y)

Weekly Competition

James Coleman was our winner this week with a fantastic score of 45 points. James made his intent clear at the start with a fine birdie at the first. James continued his good run and turned with 22 points. His back nine was even better, and helped by another birdie at the 12th he came home with 23 points. In second place was Ger Hayes, having birdied the 3rd. Ger turned with a mighty 24 points. His back nine didn’t reach the heights of the front nine but he still came home with an impressive 20 points. This was achieved despite blanking the 16th. In third place was Sean Daly. Sean turned with 18 points but burned up the back nine with 23 points. His back nine was helped by achieving the unusual feat of back to back birdies at the 11th & 12th. A measure of the standard of golf played this weekend was that 4 players had 40 points, but still couldn’t make podium.

THE Tramore Autumn Darts Festival is one of the longest-running and most popular darts events in Ireland and the 23rd. staging of the Festival will be held at O’Shea’s Hotel in Tramore, County Waterford, on the weekend of September 24th/25th/26th. Players from all over Ireland and the UK will be travelling to the seaside resort to compete in the varied programme of events over the three days of the annual event. The festival will commence on the Friday night with Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles and will continue on Saturday with the Tramore Mixed Pairs Championship. Wexford players took the honours in all of the doubles events at last year’s Festival, with Jason Cullen and Andrew McCormack coming out on top in the men’s event and Martina Scallan and Ashling O’Leary winning the Ladies’ Doubles.

Reigning Mixed Pairs champions, Jason Cullen and Martina Scallan from Wexford

Jason and Martina also teamed up to capture the Mixed Pairs title.

The Tramore Under-21 Singles will be held on the Saturday afternoon and there will be separate Men’s and Ladies’ Singles competitions on the Sunday.

The reigning Singles Champions are John O’Shea from Cork and Sharon O’Brien from Kildare.


15/9/10: Open 3 person team event 16/9/10 & 17/9/10: Ladies Branch Fundraiser Open 3 person scramble: Ladies/Gents/Mixed


7/9/10: Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford 1st James Farrissey (19) 42pts, 2nd Ray Barnes (5) 40pts East Cork, 3rd Joe Dolly (9) 40pts CSS 39pts 10/9/10 - 12/9/10: Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford Presentation of prizes on 17/9/10 at 9pm 1st Ger Ahern (6) 42pts, 2nd Frank Carey (12) 40pts, BG Paul Moylan (1) 35pts gross, 3rd Martin Prendergast (6) 40pts, 4th James O’Callaghan (18) 39pts, Best Fri: John O’Brien (7) 38pts, Best Sat: Finbarr O’Brien (9) 38pts, Best Sun: John Hooley (6) 39pts CSS Fri/Sat: 36pts, Sun: 35pts


Tuesday: Open Singles Qualifier 18/9/10 & 19/9/10: Open Fourball Final of the P.J. Morrissey Club Singles Matchplay: Willie White vs. Conor Coyne Final of the Joe Mc Ginty Club Fourball Matchplay: John Hooley & Jim O’Connell vs. Willie White & Eddie Ryan.

Entries for the Doubles and Mixed Pairs competitions will be accepted on the day at the venue, but entries for Sunday’s Singles competitions must be in before 7pm on the Saturday night. The Festival will conclude on Sunday evening with the presentation of prizes and the award ceremony for the Players of the Year for 2010.

2009 Players of the Year, Sharon O’Brien and William O’Connor, with Noreen O’Shea

These awards are for the most successful players at the three Festivals at O’Shea’s Hotel throughout the year, and the 2009 winners were Sharon O’Brien and William O’Connor.

Full details and entry forms for the Singles competitions are available from Michael O’Sullivan 087-2648291 or from

THE first rounds of the East Cork Darts Association tournaments kicked off on Friday, September 10th with the Premier League sponsored by Terry Hughes, Maggie May’s Bar, Youghal and Division 1 sponsored by Eamonn Harty, Harty’s Bar, Cloyne. There was some excellent matches played in both competitions where Mc Grath’s and Maggie May’s A had a thriller in Ballycotton in the Premier League and O’Coileain’s, Rathcormac having a 6,1 win over Thatch, Lisgoold in the Division 1 section. There was also some excellent individual performances, with Tommy Laffan from the Session and Terry Hughes from Maggie May’s A each recording a score of 180.

PREMIER LEAGUE SECTION B: Tosh Cahill’s (2) vs. Central Star A (5) Gaelic 1 (3) vs. 2 Mile Inn (4)

DIVISION 1 SECTION A: Barry’s, Bartlemy vs. Wood’s Gaelic 2 vs. Session Colbert’s vs. Harty’s

PREMIER LEAGUE SECTION A: Mc Grath’s (4) vs. Maggie May’s A (3) Thatch Killeagh (7) vs. Schooner Whitegate (0)

PREMIER LEAGUE SECTION B: Central Star vs. Gaelic 1 Two Mile Inn vs. Tosh Cahill’s

East Cork Darts Association

Results for Friday, September 10th:

DIVISION 1 SECTION A: Session (5 ) vs. Barry’s (Bartlemy) (2) Harty’s (5) vs. Gaelic 2 (2) Woods (3) vs. Colbert’s (4)

Division 1 Section B: Maggie May’s B (5) vs. Castle Bar (2) Mackey’s (3) vs. Batt’s (4) Thatch Lisgoold (1) vs. O’ Coileain’s, Rathcormac (6)

DIVISION 1 SECTION B: Batt’s vs. Thatch, Lisgoold Castle Bar vs. Mackey’s O’Coileain’s, Rathcormac vs. Maggie May’s B.

Fixtures for Friday, September 17th:

Premier League Section A: Schooner, Whitegate vs. Mc Grath’s Maggie May’s A vs. Thatch Killeagh

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Youghal’s Lady Golfers to play in All Ireland


Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

IN THE Spring of each year, the Ladies branches of all Golf Clubs get involved in the various Ladies Leagues which are not only prestigious events, but also the opportunity to meet and play with and against other clubs in the area. Winning a league, and receiving the resultant Pennant, is one of the greatest ambitions for most Lady Captains during her term of office. It has been twenty one years since the ladies of Youghal Golf Club have won a league and pennant and now, in 2010, Mary Murphy, Lady Captain and all the members of Youghal Golf Club are delighted to have their Minor team in the All Ireland Semi finals and, hopefully, winning through to the All Ireland Finals. Play commenced back in April when Youghal met Lismore in Dungarvan for their first win. They then defeated Dungarvan GC at the end of May in the Gold Coast. On June 27th in Mitchelstown Youghal were victorious over the ladies of East Cork Golf club. In July, Fota was the venue for their match against Templemore in the Quarter Finals. July 24th was their meeting with Bandon at Monkstown, which led them through to the Munster final which was a home fixture against East Clare. All matches leading up to the Munster Final were closely played, with no club receiving an easy win. In Youghal where the final was played, club support was at a premium for all and again, matches were very tight. With two matches in for each Club, the deciding

match reached the final hole, with Amanda O’Neill Coyne for Youghal standing one up on the 18th tee. However, the hole was won by East Clare which meant a trip up the 19th for both girls. With tension high and the pressure obvious, Amanda won the match for Youghal with a superb chip and putt. The East Clare putt for a half barely skimmed the hole giving success, finally, to Youghal. Youghal Golf Clubs’ Minor team are now in the All Ireland Semi finals which will be played in Donabate GC, North County Dublin on September 24th next. To help defray the costs, and help with the finances, a two day Fundraising, 3 person event, has been organised for Thursday and Friday of this week, September 16th and 17th. Entry is €10 per person and it can be any combination, ladies, gents or ladies and gents. A Raffle for two tickets to the All Ireland Football final will take place, and there will also be an Auction for a Limited Edition Print which was issued to celebrate the Triple Crown 2004. Both extremely valuable and desirable prizes, and your support would be really appreciated. The Raffle and Auction will take place at the presentation on Friday night, 10pm at Youghal Golf Club. Lady Captain, Mary Murphy, Lady Vice Captain Martina Hooley and the panel of players – Paula Brennan, Trish Landers, Breda O’Donoghue, Jo Swayne, Amanda O’Neill Coyne, Noreen Cronin and Maeve O’Leary, together with Team

Captain Mary Coleman, Manager Marian Feely and Team Assistant Breeda Fitzgerald, ask for your support and told the East Cork Journal that a night of all nights is promised when they bring the All Ireland Pennant back to Youghal, the friendly club. We wish them every success - Denise FitzGerald

Corkbeg pitch & putt club

THERE were two fourball competitions played last weekend. On Friday night Terry Dunne teamed up with Redmond Walsh to win the first nett. Victor McDonald and Paudie O’Neill won the gross.

Last Sunday morning the course was in excellent condition and the scores were also excellent. Noel Kirby and Scott Garde won the first nett with a brilliant 15 up. Paudie O’Neill and Pat Lordan produced some great pitch and putt to win the gross with twelve under par. Victor McDonald and Dave Power had to settle for second nett spot with 13 up. Derek Daly won the final major of the season defeating Tom Barry in the final of the Tom Broderick Memorial.

Best of luck to Noel Kirby, Terry Dunne , Mick Barrett and Tom Barry who will be competing in the finals of the All-Ireland seniors competition in Templemore on Sunday.


There will be competitions on Friday at 6.30pm, Sunday morning at 10.30am and Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm.

An Bol Chumann - East Cork region Fixtures

18/9/10 in Clashmore: Christy Coleman Cup at 3pm: Aidan Sexton vs. Sean Twomey vs. Colm O’Riordan At 4pm, Paddy Hennessy Cup: Peter Fitzgerald vs. Liam Twomey 19/9/10 in Cloyne: Christy Coleman Cup at 11.30am: Gerry Greene vs. Tony Murphy At 12.30pm: Michael Daly vs. Graham Fleming.


Willie Dennis was defeated in the final of the County Vintage Section C Championship. Clashmore was a hive of activity last Saturday and Sunday when large crowds gathered for the All-Ireland Junior C, Novice One and Novice Two Finals.

Blessed with fine weather on both days, it was evident that a lot of planning had been done by the Clashmore Club, headed by Paddy Hurton and Vinny O’Rourke. The course was well prepared, with ample off road parking at the starting line.

Competing were the Junior C, Novice One and Novice Two champions of North America, London, Munster, Leinster, Ulster and Connacht, a total of 18

players, and each player brought along his own band of supporters to these finals!

Saturday saw the 6 semi-finals take place. Each score was a three handed affair and uniquely, at days end on Saturday, each of the 6 regions had a player in the finals on Sunday. This kept an interest for all regions on the Sunday!


First off on Sunday morning was the Novice Two Final. After a close encounter favourite Joe Short, Ulster, finally pulled away to defeat a gallant Peter Gibbons, Connacht, who had a huge Mayo following! Next up, back the road was the Junior C Final. Here North, Americia, represented by Armagh native Adrian Lappin took on Alan Long, Lenster, Alan had played a big score on the Saturday to defeat hot favourite, Wayne Kingston in the semi-final. In the final, he led all the way but was beaten by a huge final shot by Adrian, his only fore bowl. The last final in Novice One, was also a very close score which kept the large crowd guessing to the very last throw. In opposition here were the Munster representative, Aidan Desmond and the West Cork native representing London, Kevin Coughlan. Kevin started with five record throws but still Aidan, with a huge Cork following, was not too far behind.

Kevin was 10 metres behind for the last shot and beat the line well. Amid great excitement, Aidan’s bowl went in behind but ran the grass to win by 4 metres. So Munster had to wait for the final shot to claim an All-Ireland title for the home region. So the Clashmore Club, which is home of County Junior B Champion for 2010, Billy Dalton, can be proud of a job well done.

Huge crowds flocked to this lovely village for the weekend, with many of the visitors staying locally and in Youghal.

The North American Novice Two Champion, Barry Curran, a native of Clashmore, had plenty of support locally for his semi-final score!

In conjunction with the All-Ireland finals, two underage scores took place on the Sunday morning. A team of three represented Munster, Ulster and Connacht in the Boys competion. Each team consisted of U10, U12 and U14 players. Mikey Cahill, Cloyne, our Regional U10 Champion, proudly took his place on this team and played his part. In the girls competition, Lorraine O’Driscoll, Ballincurrig Regional U12 Champion, and Danu Ni Tuama, played on the girls team and all three proudly received medals from Bol-Chumann Chairperson, Susan Greene.

The Week In Sport with Declan Barron Northern opponents to suit Cork teams

THERE are now just four days to go to the meeting of Cork and Down in this season’s All Ireland football final and, apart from the excitement from within both counties, this final has yet to catch the same imagination as a date with Kerry would. This can only be good for Cork as the less hype there is should suit a Cork side that, in the past, has suffered from big day jitters. Last season Cork started well in the final but lost their way half way through the opening half, and failed to peg back a Kerry side that grew in stature as the match went on. It was certainly an eye opener for Cork and all credit to them for getting to the summit once more. Cork, I think, will have learned a great deal from last year’s defeat and on Sunday I expect them to make a mighty effort to be in front at the full time whistle. A huge rebel army will travel more in hope than in confidence this year, as up to now Cork has done all that was asked of them, although they have been far from inspiring. I suspect that there is one big game left in them and, hopefully, they are keeping their best display for Sunday, taking a leaf from the Kerry text book as it is really all about producing the goods on the day. The time for talking is over and now this Cork side must step up to the plate if Sam Maguire is to end a 20 year wait and return to Leeside once more. In the minor decider, Cork’s young guns will be hoping to make it a double and they, too, have produced some terrific come backs in this season’s championship. Belief is certainly not lacking in this outfit and I would be confident, if they play to their potential, that they have the ability to take a Tyrone outfit that showed some defensive flaws against Mayo. If Cork can make and take their chances, these young rebels can end a superb season for them with victory.

Champions League gets underway

The road to Wembley next May will kick off this week with the opening rounds of the champion’s league group games, with the first leg matches taking place. The big game will see Manchester United face Glasgow Rangers, while Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will also kick off their campaigns this week. At the weekend it will be back to league action and here the first meeting of Manchester United and Liverpool will be the big game. Already Chelsea has taken control with four straight wins, and they will be expected to account for Blackpool, so the chasing pack will not want to lose further ground. Liverpool only drew with Birmingham last weekend while big spenders, Manchester City, were also held by Blackburn Rovers with Arsenal

now in second place after four rounds of matches.

Irish girls do well in Women’s World Cup

By the time this appears in print Ireland will have played their final group game in the Women’s U17 World Cup. Victory over Ghana would propel Ireland into the quarter finals, and with all four teams in the group on three points anything is possible. Brazil, Canada, Ghana and Ireland, who top the group on goal difference, have it all to play for as these young Irish girls announce themselves on the world stage.

Magners League

At the moment it makes good reading from an Irish point of view, with Munster, Ulster and Connaught occupying the top three positions with Leinster in 5th spot after the opening two rounds of matches in this season’s Magners League. When the Heineken Cup games kick off many teams will field weakened sides, so points on the board at this stage of the campaign are vital.

Ladies Day in Croke Park

Cork were absent from Croke Park for the first time in a long while as Wexford grabbed the headlines with a late victory over Galway, giving them the All Ireland Senior Camogie Title. In the Intermediate final Offaly proved too strong for the Model County, and in the junior decider, Antrim and Waterford must meet again after playing out a draw. Joan O’Flynn from Ladysbridge is the current Camogie President and she was delighted to see new counties taking centre stage. In the replay of the Ladies football semi final, Kerry lost out to Tyrone. It will be the northern side that faces Dublin in this year’s decider to see who take over from Cork as the new All Ireland Ladies Football champions, with this final down for decision on September 26th.

Waterford Senior hurling line up confirmed

Following the final qualifying round, the Waterford Senior hurling quarter final pairings have been confirmed with some mouth watering games to look forward to. Holders, Ballygunner will face Mount Sion who scraped in with victory over Dungarvan. Passage East will face Fourmilewater, while De La Salle will meet Tallow. The other game will see the all West pairing of Lismore and Ballyduff Upper meet, so there are four exciting games in prospect with dates and venues to be confirmed. Most likely Saturday or Sunday, September 25th or 26th.

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Lower Aghada Tennis Club East Cork Open 2010 35

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

THIS year’s East Cork open in Lower Aghada played out in brilliant sunshine all week long, adding to the already great atmosphere that’s present in Aghada during the Open week. With the same high level of entries that had been received the year before, Aghada was in for a brilliant week of tennis.

Competition was tough across all grades, as people tried to secure the vital points needed to move grades before the end of the season. This extra element made for some intense battle throughout the week, with many matches stretching over three sets and some over three hours. A big thanks to all competitors who patiently waited their turns while these marathon matches were on court. This year we were extremely lucky to be able to run a Men’s Grade 1 event, along with Ladies Grade 1/2 and Mixed 1/2 events. These events brought a level of tennis to Aghada which hadn’t been seen since the old Patrick’s weekend tournaments.

The ladies final played out over three tight sets with Danielle Geary and Aileen Sutherland( all the way from Wexford) beating Marie-Clare McCarthy and Marie Duffy, both teams consisted of former junior and senior inter-pro players. The final score was 36, 6-3, 6-4. The men’s final must surely be considered one of the best matches played across Munster this year. Aghada’s own Duncan Cronin teamed up with Conor

Kelly to take on Cian Blake and Paul Fitzgerald, both fresh from their historic Senior Inter-Pro win. The first set went quickly the way of the more experienced duo of Cian and Paul, 6-2, and while the tennis was exceptional many in the crowd that had gathered to watch worried that the second set could go in the same fashion. However, Duncan and Conor, who have both played on Junior Inter Pro teams for Munster, rallied and with some incredible tennis from both teams reached a second set tiebreak. Duncan and Conor soon found themselves down three match points at 3-6, but with the home crowd support managed to fight back, with some brilliant volleying form Duncan and terrifying forehands from Conor. They wrapped up the tiebreak 8-6. This fight back was short lived, however, as Cian and Paul stepped up to an even higher gear and took the third and deciding set 6-2. Their match was last on court on finals day, and a fitting end to what was another great tournament in Aghada. Congratulations to all those who reached the finals, and especially to the unprecedented amount of Lower Aghada players who reached finals across every grade. Thanks also to all the Club Members who helped out in any way during the tournament. A special and massive thanks to Fiona Meany who did an amazing job again this year in the kitchen. Also, a big thanks to Margaret Hyde and Gillian McIllreavey. Finally, and most importantly, the Open Committee would like to thank all the

competitors who took part from across Munster (and Wexford) along with our Main Sponsors: Days Eurospar, Whitegate, and Conoco-Phillips, Whitegate. Without these two groups the tournament could not have been run.

Recent Lower Aghada Finalists

(Lower Aghada players in bold) East Cork Open: G1 Men’s: Duncan Cronin/ Connor Kelly R-up G1/2 Mixed: Vince Lawton/ MarieClare McCarthy R-up G2 Men’s: Colm Cronin/ Paul Kelleher Winner G3 Men’s: Jason O’Brien/ Paul Kelleher R-up G4 Ladies: Louise Nestor/ Tricia O’Leary Winner G5 Men’s: Kevin Day/ Pat O’Brien Rup G5 Ladies: Catherine Daly/ Sheila Daly Winner G5 Ladies: Catriona McGregor/ Tricia O’Leary R-up G6 Ladies: Rosemary McCarthy/ Mary Walsh R-up Douglas Senior Open. G6 Mixed: Declan Whelan-Curtin/ Rosemary McCarthy R-up Ballinlough Senior Open. G5 Men’s: James Cooney/ Declan Whelan-Curtin R-up

Summer Cup

The Lower Aghada G5 Mixed Team were narrowly beaten 3/1 last week in

Youghal cycling club 2010 An POST Rebel Cork Tour – 11/9/10

A FINE group of Nine men and women from Youghal C.C. headed to the Show Grounds in Cork last weekend for our final Sportive of the year,

Blue skies and a healthy Peleton of around 1000 lined up along the Grand Parade for the grand depart, while we watched and enjoyed a cup of coffee. Fueled to the hilt we hit the road to take part in 160km Rebel Challenge. The route headed out of the city through the Wilton and Bandon Road roundabouts. Along the N71 road into West Cork through Halfway, right toward Crossbarry on the R589 on to Bandon, bypassing the town and proceeding on the R586 through Enniskean and Ballineen and onto Dunmanway toward Clonakilty. From there we continued on the R600 through Timoleague, Kilbrittan and Ballinspittle, along the coast of Garretstown and the Old Head before coming back in to Kinsale in a burst of rain. The route then joined back up on the N71 at Halfway and headed back for the City via the Viaduct, and onto Bandon Road roundabout where the cyclists

were directed towards the finishing point at the Cork City Showgrounds. A fantastic day on the bike, where we actually covered 170km.

National B Championships 2010 – 12/9/10

The National B Championships took place in Waterford last Sunday with Eoin Whyte travelling to represent the club. The route involved a fast 100km course made up of five 20km circuits.

With a fast pace being set by the 140 participants, Eoin attacked on his own and got away on the last climb of the day around 8km from the finish. With the Peloton winding it up behind him in an attempt to bring him back, he maintained a 30 second gap to within the last 1km, and was finally caught just 500m from the finish line.

Unlucky. Congrats on a great solo ride, Eoin, from all at the club. With just a couple of months racing completed this year for the first time in many a year, you have showed that the form is coming back and that next season looks to be very promising for you. Well done

The Race Around Ireland 2010 – T14/9/10

Best of luck to Team Youghal who are currently participating in this year’s International Race Around Ireland Team event in aid of The Emer Casey Foundation. The Race around Ireland is far and away the toughest cycling endurance test in Europe, and is the World’s second toughest endurance race. In Ireland, the cyclists of Team Youghal will have to cover a distance of 1,350 miles travelling through all four Irish Provinces with many steep climbs and sharp descents along the way, starting at 8pm on Tuesday the 14th of September in Navan. Team Youghal are expected to be passing through Youghal this Friday the 17th September at around lunch time, so if you can, get out there and give them your support. Best of luck lads from all at the Club.

Best wishes

Best wishes from all at the Club to Brian and Clara on bringing a new underage cyclist to the Club. Baby Sam Sanders arrived last Friday and his club kit was

Rosemary McCarthy and Declan Whelan-Curtin, runners up in the Douglas Senior Open Grade 6

their marathon semi-final clash with Clonmel which lasted well over 4 hours. The team, consisting of Mary and Brian Barnes, James Cooney and Tricia O’Leary were unlucky in not bringing the tie to a deciding super doubles. Thanks to all the supporters who came out to watch, and congratulations to the team on reaching the semi finals.


It’s school time again and this means the beginning of the new coaching season in Lower Aghada. For more information you can contact Jo-Anne, our head coach, on 087-7758873 or Margaret in the office at 021-4661200. ordered by tea time that evening. Well done folks, and we hope to see you on the road again next year Brian.

Youghal Triathlon 2010

The annual Youghal Triathlon took place on the 4th September. Well done to Tommy Roche and company for again running a very successful event.

A special well done to all the club members who participated, and in particular to young Chris Mintern (pictured) who was first out of the water, first back on the bike and finally finished second overall in the men’s single event at the tender age of 16. Well done Chris from all at the club.

Club website

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

Singles Ladder

The singles ladder is back again for another month with the new updated sheet up online and in the club house. All other news and information about Lower Aghada tennis Club can be found online at or on Facebook.

Finally good luck to also those from Lower Aghada competing in the last open of the year in Bandon next week.

Midweek Spins

The midweek spins have now finished for the year, unless you are doing the sneaky training and going out in the morning. Time to wind it down for a couple of weeks and conditioned for the winter.

Weekend Spins

As you are all well aware by now, there is a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 8.00 am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which runs on various routes every week, usually takes between 4 to 5 hours (weather permitting) and covers on average between 80 to 120km (55 to 75 miles). The pace is comfortable and we usually stop half way around for a coffee or tea. A second group also goes on a weekly spin every Sunday morning at 10am sharp leaving from Moby Dick’s Pub by the Clock Gate. This spin, which runs on various routes every week, usually takes around 2 hours to complete and covers on average between 50 to 60km (35 to 45 miles). The pace is again very comfortable. This is an ideal group for anyone interested in taking up the sport.

New members or visitors to the area are always welcome. If you have any questions about the club or attending one of our weekend spins, please contact our Club Secretary Jonathan at 0868563292 for details. See you all Sunday morning! Until next week, safe cycling!

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal



LAST weekend saw the second series of games in the league take place, while Mogeely and Clashmore A win their respective mid week Bolger Cup semi finals, to contest the final later in the season. In fact, it was a good week for both teams as they also won their league games in their divisions and are joint top of the table in the Premier and 1st division.

This coming weekend we have FAI Junior Cup dominating the fixtures when two clubs travel to South Tipperary, and we have a cracker of a cup tie in Ballinameela when Brideview are the visitors. In our notes last week we wrote that Lismore were in trouble with the league as they had failed to fulfil two fixtures since the campaign began. The problem was discussed at the delegate meeting last Monday night, and since then there has been much speculation about the club and it’s participation in football for the rest of the season. We are aware that Lismore held an EGM during the week and that they have been in contact with the League also.

Bolger Cup semi finals Clashmore A 3 Brideview A 1

This was a cracking Bolger Cup semi final in Cappoquin on Wednesday night last when league champions, Brideview, played 1st division side, Clashmore A. Our reporter at the game told us this was a game with plenty of good football played, football of a high quality that was a credit to both teams. The village team showed their intent from the kick off and took the lead on 10 minutes when Mossie Walsh scored. Clashmore doubled the score with a Vinnie Coonan header finding the net. Brideview were rocked but in typical champion style, they started to fight back and were rewarded when William Henley scored before the break. The 2nd half saw Brideview turn on the heat as they chased the equaliser. Clashmore had to defend as attack after attack rained down on their defence. With time running out Clashmore scored the insurance goal when Aidan Trihy scored in a break away, and this with only 5 minutes remaining. This goal killed off Brideview’s fight back, and they now play the Bolger Plate Final against Pinewood, while Clashmore have a Cup Final date against Mogeely. Not as exciting a Cup semi final game in Tallow as the other semi final in Cappoquin. The experienced Mogeely team were always in command against a young Pinewood outfit, and goals from Alan Collins and Alan Carr gave the East Cork side a two goal lead at the break. In the 2nd half Collins scored his second, and Mogeely’s third goal, and when Noel Earley scored the tie as a contest was over. Mogeely now go into the final against Clashmore A, while Pinewood will play Brideview A in the Bolger Plate Final. While defeated, Pinewood will have gained invaluable experience from this contest, especially against one of the best teams in the league, and the Ballymac’ side can carry this experience into their league campaign as they fight for promotion. Mogeely have started their season it is with the intention of going a step further this year, to win the league title, and on current performances, so early

Mogeely 4 Pinewood 1

in the season, difficult to bet against them to lift the title next May.

Premier League Round Up Accrington 2 Blackwater 3

For long periods in this game it appeared that Accrington take something from the tie as they were level with last year’s league runners up, Blackwater, entering the final few minutes. Goals from Tom Flynn and Ger O’Donovan had the sides level at the break. In the 2nd half both sides traded scores with Shane O’Brien for the Fermoy side and O’Donovan again for the visitors. But Blackwater once again proved they will fight to the final whistle, and almost on the stroke of the 90 minutes, long serving Johnny Healy scored to give Blackwater the three points, and leave Accrington waiting for their first point in the league with two games played. A hard fought victory for Blackwater, but they will be glad to be facing into an FAI Cup game next week against Brideview without defeat in the league. This was a tough battle for Mogeely at home last Sunday morning, as a very determined Castlebridge made the home side fight hard for the points.

Mogeely 2 Castlebridge 1

Castlebridge took the lead mid way through the opening half with a Conor McNulty goal, and this was the only score at the break. In the 2nd half Mogeely went in search of the equaliser and were rewarded when Jake O’Shea scored. The home side then attacked, looking for the goal that would give them the three points, and John O’Donovan found the net for the winning goal. Castlebridge did have the chances, but could not turn the chances into goals. Overall the better team on the day won and Mogeely can travel in confidence to play Rosegreen in the FAI Junior Cup next weekend. A cracking game played at Sexton Park last Sunday morning with the home side coming out on top after a titanic struggle with a very impressive Cappoquin side. Michael Byrne gave the home side the lead, before levelled matters for the visitors. Byrne scored again to leave Inch leading at the break. In the 2nd half Cappoquin attacked looking for the equaliser and were rewarded when scored. Inch appeared to be on top at this stage, but Cappoquin were strong in defence. A corner to Inch was headed onto the bar by Leonard Byrne, and when the rebound came back to him he volleyed to the net giving Cappoquin no chance. A good win for Inch, but they must be alarmed that they can not hold on to their leads as it was similar to the previous week in Blackwater. Cappoquin will definitely improve as the league progresses.

Inch 3 Cappoquin 2

This East and North Cork derby in Conna on Sunday morning saw both sides share the points. The home side led at half time, thanks to a Padraig O’Connor goal. In the 2nd half, Kilworth went in search of the equaliser. Joe Ahearn was on hand to find the net for the equaliser and a share of the points in this, their first game in the premier since

Valley Rangers 1 Kilworth 1

Mogeely who came from behind to win 2-1 against Castlebridge

promotion last season. Valley will be disappointed at not taking all three points, especially at home, but they are undefeated after their two league games. Kilworth will be happy with at least a point away from home, in Conna, where very few away teams have any success.

First Division Round Up Ballybridge 4 Clashmore B 1

This game in Ballymacoda kicked off the weekend league programme on Saturday afternoon, and resulted in a win for the home side, their first league win of the season.

Killian Swayne gave the home side the lead early in the opening half and James Furlong added a second, before Clashmore pulled a goal back when Paul Quinn scored before half time. Furlong added his second and Ballybridge’s third after the break and when James Foley scored a fourth the tie as a contest, was well and truly over. James Furlong then had a chance to complete his hat trick when Ballybridge were awarded a penalty, but his spot kick was brilliantly saved in the Clashmore goal. Overall, the better team on the day won. Railway recoded their 2nd league win last Sunday morning with a comfortable win at home to league newcomers, Kilworth B. In the 1st half, Kilworth played well and two youthful sides served up some good football with Keith Power giving the home side a half time lead. In the 2nd half, Railway’s experience came to the fore and it was no surprise when Dan Dransfield scored. The tie as a contest was over when Liam O’Hanlon scored to guarantee all three points for the Cappoquin side. Kilworth played well and will improve as the league progresses, and will be a strong force later in the campaign.

Railway 3 Kilworth B 0

Both sides had suffered defeats the previous week and so needed the points last Saturday night in Cappoquin. Glen View got off to the perfect start when Brendan Bennett scored. They doubled the score through Eric Duggan, and this was the score at half time. In the 2nd half Cappoquin came more into the game. However, Glen View hit back and two goals from Paul McGrath saw the visitors in a commanding position and the game was over as a contest when Duggan scored again to give the Melleray outfit a comfortable victory and three points.

Cappoquin B 2 Glen View 5

We felt this could be a cracker of a game and how right we were, although the score at half time saw Brideview in a commanding lead at half time, when they led by 4 goals to nil. Shane O’Connor gave them the lead and then we had two goals from Alan O’Riordan before Evan Sheehan made the score four goals to nil at the break and in a comfortable position. In the 2nd half, Pinewood attacked strongly and was rewarded when they scored twice. For the second time in 4 days in Tallow, Pinewood conceded 4 goals and scored twice in a Bolger Cup game against Mogeely, and last Saturday against Brideview the score was likewise.

Brideview B 4 Pinewood 2

Clashmore A continued their good start to the season with their 2nd league win, and away in Conna, where visiting teams find results hard to come by. Clashmore led at the break through an Emmett Kelly goal, and early in the 2nd half Aidan Trihy added a second to leave the visitors in a comfortable position. But Valley came storming back and reduced the deficit when Alan McInerney scored, but Clashmore held on ‘til the final whistle for the win and all three points.

Valley Rangers B 1 Clashmore A 2


MARI MINA PHARMACY PREMIER Valley Rangers 1 Kilworth 1 Mogeely 2 Castlebridge 1 Accrington 2 Blackwater 3 Inch 3 Cappoquin 2

LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIVISION Ballybridge 4 Clashmore B 1 Brideview B 4 Pinewood 2 Cappoquin B 2 Glenview 5 Valley Rangers B 1 Clashmore A 2 Railway Ath 3 Kilworth B 0

TONY BOLGER CUP (sponsored by DUNGARVAN LEADER) Mogeely 4 Pinewood 2 Clashmore A 3 Brideview A 1

This weekend sees four of our teams play in the first round of the Umbro FAI Junior Cup. With around 700 teams entered, making it the largest cup competition in Europe, the WWEC have three teams entered and four are playing this weekend. It is definitely a long road to May next year to the final, and we wish all the teams, especially the WWEC teams, the very best. There is also league football in a curtailed fixture list with teams in the FAI Cup.


Kilworth are the first of the WWEC teams into action when they travel to Cahir to play St Kieran’s. The TS&DL side were relegated last season, and currently play in the 4th division. Kilworth will travel and, while cautious, will still be confident of advancing to the next round. Kilworth, playing in the premier, drew their opening league game last Sunday away to Valley Rgs, and if at full strength, should come out on top. Kilworth to win.

St Kieran’s vs. Kilworth

Even so early in the season, Mogeely are showing their intention of winning the league title, and after their two games they have 4 points, and also reached the final of the Tony Bolger Cup in mid week. So, form and confidence is strong with the East Cork side, but they must be wary of the opposition. Rosegreen play in the 1st division and were unlucky to lose out on promotion last season to the premier. Some of the WWEC clubs have played Rosegreen in the past few years, with mixed results. Mogeely are one of our top sides and we would expect them to advance, but this is a game that could be decided on penalties.

Rosegreen vs. Mogeely

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Midleton FC Midleton FC Senior League Douglas Hall 3 Midleton 0

Castlebridge Celtic who lost 2-1 to Mogeely

Blackwater vs. Brideview

What a pity, but what a game is in store. The pity that both sides should come out of the hat together with one of them going out of the competition in the 1st round. Both sides served up wonderful football last season in the league and cup. We all remember when they met in Ballinameela in the league with Brideview winning by 5 goals, and in a cup game in Tallow, Blackwater hit the home side with 4 goals on their way to winning the cup.

Both sides are the two most consistent in the league for the past 3-4 seasons, with Brideview winning the title in the last two seasons, and Blackwater runners up both times, and winning the title themselves three seasons ago. This season, so far, both are undefeated in the league, and neither side has fielded at full strength in their games, so much will depend on team selections for Sunday’s game. While we think this game could go the wire and may have to depend on penalties for the winner, a large crowd will definitely be in the Ballinameela venue on Sunday morning.

Cappoquin vs. Accrington

The only premier game this weekend takes place in Cappoquin when pointless Accrington visits a rejuvenated Cappoquin on Friday night.

Cappoquin have a new manager this season, and have one point from their two league outings so far. Last week they appeared to be in line for their 2nd consecutive draw, but lost out to a late goal at Inch. Accrington, on the other hand, has lost their opening two games, even though only by a goal in each game. They played well against Valley and last Sunday lost in the 90th minute to Blackwater when a draw looked the more likely result. Home advantage will probably see Cappoquin collect all points.

Clashmore A vs. Ballybridge

High flying Clashmore A have Ballybridge as visitors to Pablo Park on Saturday afternoon. Ballybridge had a home win last week against the 2nd Clashmore team, but will find Saturday’s opposition much stronger. The A team have won their opening two league games, and reached the final of the Bolger Cup, defeating Brideview A in mid week. Clashmore will start as favourites and we expect them to stay top of the table on Saturday night.

Valley Rangers B vs. Railway Ath

Railway has had a wonderful start to the league, winning their opening two games, and will want to continue this sequence when they visit Conna. Valley is always difficult to beat in Conna, although they lost last week to Clashmore A, while Railway had a comprehensive victory at home to Kilworth. We think this youthful Railway side will take home all three points on Saturday.

Kilworth B vs. Cappoquin B

This is the battle of the two new teams in the

league. Both have played two games each in the league and lost both. The two sides have many young players in their teams and this is a great start for their respective clubs. To try and predict the result of this game is difficult, so all we can do is write there will be a share of the points.

Pinewood vs. Glen View

Both sides have won and lost a game in their opening two league games so far. Glen View scored five times last week in Cappoquin, while Pinewood scored twice after conceding four against Brideview. All teams find it difficult to get a result at the Knockmeal, venue and we think that Pinewood will have to be favourites with home advantage. Pinewood to win. The Brideview 2nd string has full points from their two games so far, while Clashmore have yet to collect a point. It is difficult to see Brideview dropping points on Sunday morning; although they will be aware they allowed Pinewood back into the game last week when they were leading by 4 goals. We think they will win and take all three points.

Clashmore B vs. Brideview B


17/9/10: MARI MINA PHARMACY PREMIER Cappoquin vs. Accrington, 7.30pm, E. Cusack 18/9/10: UMBRO’FAI JUNIOR CUP St Kieran’s vs. Kilworth, 4pm

LISMORE HOUSE HOTEL 1st DIVISION Clashmore A vs. Ballybridge, 4pm, S. Drislane Valley Rgs B vs. Railway Ath, 4pm, K. Griffin Kilworth B vs. Cappoquin B, 4pm, S. Forde Pinewood vs. Glen View, 4pm, K. Hornibrook

19/9/10: UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUP Blackwater vs. Brideview, 11.30am, D. Coleman Rosegreen vs. Mogeely, 11.30am LISMORE HOUSE 1st DIVISION Clashmore vs. Brideview B, 11.30am, P. Griffin.


The next Delegate Meeting of the WWEC Junior League will be held on Monday, October 4th, at the Lismore House Hotel, commencing at 8.30pm.

With FAI and Munster Junior Cup competitions in full swing at present, it is imperative that all clubs are present.


We were delighted when we heard that there are 11 teams taking part this season in the U17 league which kicks off on Saturday, September 25th. The league decided this season to have an U17 instead of a youth league, but will have an U18 inter league team in the Umbro Youth Inter League competition.

DOUGLAS Hall got their league campaign off to a flying start with a 3 – 0 win over promoted Midleton. It was a polished performance by last years runners-up, one that justified their credentials as serious title challengers.

For Midleton it wasn’t the start they wanted on their return to the top flight, but it is a reminder of the task they face ahead this season. Midleton got off to a decent start, and had the first real effort on goal when Ian Stapleton’s first shot was saved by the Douglas keeper. Douglas went on to get a grip on the game and scored the opening goal after twenty minutes. Later, Douglas went on to score two more goals and ran out winners. MIDLETON PANELA: Adrian O’Donovan, Martin Hickey, Kevin Stack, Michael Kenneally, Diarmuid Ring, Tom Daly, Ray Barnes, Ian Maher, Colman Cody, Andrew Knowles, Ian Stapleton, John Mallon, James Murphy, Tommy O’Leary, Kevin Tattan and Jason Greene.

Junior Premier League: Midleton 3 Cobh Wanderers 3

A six-goal thriller at Knockgriffin Park, where Midleton and Cobh Wanderers shared the Junior Premier League points.

Youth League Cup: Midleton 3 Ringmahon Rangers 0

In this youth league cup section C, Kilreen Celtic topped the group on a maximum of fifteen points, and in to the semi-finals. Midleton to their credit came second, three points behind, after they beat Ringmahon Rangers 3 - 0 with Tariq Tynan, Andy Howick and Dylan O’Riordan scoring for the Magpies.

Youth League One: Leeds 2 Midleton 1

In the first league game for both teams, Midleton went down 2 – 1 to Leeds in the youth league at Leeds Park. Andy Howick scored for Midleton.

Under 11 League (2): Midleton 2 Blarney United 1

Midleton got off to a good start with a goal from striker Evan O’Meara. Blarney levelled before half time, however, Adam Wilson scored the winning goal for Midleton in the second half, to give the league points to the Magpies.

National Cup Draws (Cork Area) 2010/11

U11 National Cup Draw (Cork Area) 2010/11: Round 1 (w/e September 17th, 2010): Midleton vs. Springfield Ramblers: Bye for Midleton A into the second round, will play Midleton vs. Springfield Ramblers U12 National Cup Draw (Cork Area) 2010/11: Round 1 (October 16th / 17th, 2010): Midleton A vs. Temple United Fermoy vs. Midleton U13 National Cup Draw (Cork Area) 2010/11: Round 1 (October 23rd/24th, 2010): Carrigaline Hibernians vs. Midleton A Midleton vs. Castleview U14 National Cup Draw (Cork Area) 2010/11: Round 1 (October 16th/17th, 2010): Rockmount A vs. Midleton Bye for Midleton A into second round, will play Kinsale or Carrigaline U15 National Cup Draw (Cork Area) 2010/1: Bye for Midleton into second round vs. Springfield Ramblers or Bandon

U16 National Cup Draw (Cork Area) 2010/11: Midleton is one of nine seeded teams (to play round 3) Munster Senior League: Midleton vs. St. Mary's on 17/9/10 at Knockgriffin Park, 7.30pm.


Results for Thursday, September 9th, for a jackpot of €9,750. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 13 and 22. There was no winner. Bonus jackpot of €1,000. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 24 and 25. There was no winner.

Under 11 League (6): Springfield Ramblers 2 Midleton 6

Lucky dip winners who each receive €20 were, Killian Browne (U14), Iris Ring (Pa), Shane Harrington (A. Kearnes), J.P. Quigley (F. Murphy), Denise McArdle (Denise), Anthony Cleary (Pa), Jennifer Rewiti (O. Lynch), David McMahon (P. Knowles), Niall Falvey (Niall) and Benny Newlands (U11).


Liam were we not all proud as the WWEC was represented at such an important occasion. Well done to all.

SCHOOLBOY Midleton led by four goals by half time, following spectacular goals from Tom Scanlon, Luke Smith 2, and Shane Veillard. Midleton’s Michael Curtin made it 5 – 0 before Shane Veillard scored his second goal.

At the Ireland vs. Andorra international at the Aviva Stadium last Tuesday night, there was great excitement from the Tallow contingent when the Irish team was led out onto the field by Robbie Keane, as one of the Irish flag bearers was Alannah Fraser, daughter of Joe and Alma of Newbridge. Alannah is, of course, granddaughter of Liam and Sheila, Tallow, and when we met Liam, there was no prouder granddad in Dublin. As we said to

The next lotto draw will take place on Thursday, September 16th, at the Club House, Knockgriffin Park, at 9.30pm for a jackpot of €10,000.

This Thursday night at Lismore House Hotel, John Delaney, CEO, FAI, will be guest of the WWEC, at a function to thank all the League’s sponsors, and to celebrate Paddy Pollard’s election as Chairman Munster Football Association. All the league clubs have been invited and we look forward to a wonderful night.


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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Jason Abbott, Springfield Ramblers selected for Rep. of Ireland U17 Emerging Talent squad

THE Springfield Ramblers Club extends congratulations to Jason Abbott form the Under 16 Premier League team, on his selection for the Republic of Ireland Under 17 Emerging Talent Squad. Jason travelled to Italy with the squad this week to play matches against the Monza Academy and Inter Milan. Ireland had a great victory against Monza, winning 2-1. Jason came on in the second half and played very well. Their next game was against Inter Milan and Jason started in centre midfield in direct competition with the Italian captain. In 30 degrees heat the Italians won out. All the Inter players are full time and

train twice a day, and this showed in the match.

Watergrasshill came more into the game after the goal and played some nice football which had the Carrig defence under pressure. They equalised after 20 minutes when a well worked move down their left ended with a cross which stand in keeper, Garry O’Mahony, dropped at the feet of the Watergrasshill striker to tap it in to the empty net for the simplest of finishes. Carrigtwohill, who continued to be scrappy in their play, went ahead again after 27 minutes when a deep cross from Davy Barry was headed bravely home by Stephen Kidney.

This did not deter Watergrasshill, who still worked hard in midfield and created a number of chances which they were unlucky not to equalise.

Carrig’s 3rd goal came after good work closing the Watergrasshill defence down outside their box, and when the ball broke to Keith Ryan the midfielder cracked in an unstoppable effort from 25 yards.

The first half finished 3 - 1 to Carrig.

Carrigtwohill upped their game considerably in the second half and killed the game as a contest after 55 minutes when Davy Barry again provided the perfect cross for Steven O’Keeffe to head home for his 2nd.

The rest of the game was played out with Carrig well in control and only for some poor finishing the scoreline could have been more. Best for Carrigtwohill Utd. were

AUL 2B: Corkbeg 4 Ballintotis 1

CORKBEG cruised to a fine home league win over rival East Cork team Ballintotis in Whitegate on Saturday last. In a good all round team performance, the ‘Beg had goals from Ronan Forde, Aidan Cotter, Fred Wenham and Danny O’Donoghue. The ‘Beg had notable displays from Sean Quirke, Gary Walsh and Maurice Roche.

On his return Jason found out that he is called up to be on standby for the Irish Under 17 team that are heading to Malta for the European championships on the 28th of September. Well done from everyone in the club. Jason would like to thank the Springfield Ramblers club for all their support.

Carrigt wohill United AFC 1st Round of the AOH Cup: Carrigt wohill 4 Watergrasshill 1

CARRIGTWOHILL, who showed 5 changes from last weeks game, started the game brightly and had most of the territory in the opening 10 minutes. The opening goal of the game came with a nice move down the right, from which Derek Healy squared a lovely ball for Steven O’Keeffe to tap home from 6 yards.

Corkbeg AFC

Davy Barry and Adrian McDonnell

Springfield Ramblers U13 Premier League: SPRINGFIELD Ramblers continued their good start to the new season with this win away to Carrigaline. The goal was scored by Sean Richardson.

Carrigaline United 0 Springfield Ramblers 1

Springfield Ramblers showed strong character to come from a goal down to win a tough game against Midleton. Despite an even first half, Midleton took the lead into the break after a long ball caught out the Springfield Ramblers defence and their striker finished well.

U15 Division 1: Springfield Ramblers 3 Midleton 1

Springfield Ramblers started the second half well and drew level when Man of the Match, Luke Stavrianos, controlled a fine cross from Keith O’Flynn and held off a Midleton defender to fire into the net. Luke smashed in another soon afterwards with a fine strike from outside the box. Anthony McCarthy finished well to add a third and seal the win, and mark a fine comeback by the team.

U12 Premier League: Springfield Ramblers 2 Carrigaline United 0

This was a great win for Springfield Ramblers in this game against last season’s great rivals, Carrigaline. The goals came from Adam O’Sullivan & Neil Harte. Best on the day were Niall Abbott, Calvin Carroll & Sean Hilliard. Next up is an away tie against Corinthians.

CSL U11 Divison 5: Corkbeg 4 Wilton Utd 2

The ‘Beg maintained their unbeaten start to the league campaign with a fine home win against a gallant Wilton Utd elevens. On a perfect morning for football, and the pitch spot on after the recent drop of rain, the Beg took the game to Wilton and went two ahead in the first half thru Og’s. Driven on by Alan Hogan and Conor Moloney from midfield, they looked like they might hit a cricket score but slowly Wilton got into the game and pulled one back. Johnathan Tinne had the home defence well marshalled, and the ‘Beg weathered the storm to add two more through Alan Hogan and Robin Ward. A great start to the season from Brian McCann’s charges. Next up is a trip to Riverstown on Saturday, September 25th.

Forthcoming fixtures

18/9/10 IN WHITEGATE: CSL U12 Corkbeg vs. Strand Utd at 10.30am CSL U14 Corkbeg vs. Lakewood at 11.45am John Hynes is wished a speedy recovery from his recent shoulder injury, by all at the club.

Get well wishes

The club sends best wishes to Conor, Pearse, Kieran, Eoin, John and all involved with the bid to bring back the Sam Maguire to Cork.

All Ireland Football


The club would like to express deepest sympathy to the Counihan family on the recent untimely loss of Michael. May he rest in peace.

MOGEELY FC Mogeely 4 Pinewood 1 Mogeely 2 Castlebridge 1

AGAIN this week Mogeely had 2 games. The first was against Pinewood in the Bolger cup in Tallow on Wednesday night. This was a game where Mogeely were favourites to win easily and, after only 7 minutes, Charles had a shot just wide. Shortly after that a free kick from outside the box was floated in by Dwain, and a great header from Alan Carr crashed the ball to the net. We got some more chances with Dolly, Jake and Noelie having shots just wide of the mark, so at half time we were 1 up, and deservedly so. Into the second half and, with only thirteen minutes gone, Dolly hit a volley that had the net shaking before the keeper saw it.

We should have pushed on from this but we left Pinewood get one back through their centre forward, but 7 minutes later a cross into the box and a diving header from Dolly gave us a bit of breathing space. Then Timmy made his first change, bringing on John O’Donovan for Charles who set up Noelie for a shot that flew into the roof of the net. So, before the end, Barry O’Donnell and Gary Sweetman came on and Mogeely ran out 4 goals to 1 winners, but they were made to work very hard for this result.

Then, on Sunday, it was back to the league with a game at home to Castlebridge. This started out very tense with both sides passing the ball well but, on 8 minutes, John O’Donovan had a shot tip around the post for a corner.

From the resulting corner, the ball seemed to cross the line but the ref waved play on (bring in goal line technology), but 2 minutes later Castlebridge went straight through our defence for a good goal, and only for a goal line clearance by Gary it could have been worse just before half time. At half time Timmy got stuck into the players - a bit like Alex Ferguson - and this worked because, in the first minute of the half Jake scored with a brave header and, 5 minutes later, a great through ball from Noelie for John O’Donovan coolly chipped over the advancing keeper to make it 2.

Alan Carr had to come on for Dolly, who was seeing double after a clash of heads and the loss of a lot of blood in the first half. Soon after Dave Horgan had to come on for Ger, who was also injured.

In the last minute of the game, Alan Carr had to use his head to clear the ball off the line to leave the game at 2 goals to 1.

In both games our defence played very well but were under a lot of pressure. Gary, playing his first full game in a while, showed why he is still a good centre half. You still have it Gary! Our midfield controlled things most of the time, but when the pressure came on they dug deep. Up front we showed we can score, with 12 goals in 6 games. Come on lads keep this run going!

TEAM: Gavin Hegarty, Dec Collins, Colly Mottalebi, Gary Sweetman, Ger O’Mahony, John O’Donovan, John Clifford, Jake O’Shea, Dwain Bernard, Noel Early, Charles Daly, Alan Collins, Maurice Wallace, Dave Horgan and Barry Desmond.

U11s: Watergrasshill United 5 Kinsale U11s

WATERGRASSHILL United enjoyed a very impressive 5-3 win over a strong Kinsale side. Kinsale started the better and fully deserved their early lead. Watergrasshill United ensured they led at half time, with two stunning goals. One from our captain, Adam and one from Daniel. Kinsale started the second half brightly and overturned the deficit to lead 3-2, but Watergrasshill controlled the last twenty minutes of the game and scored three more from Seamus, Jason and a second from Daniel, to run out 5-3 winners.

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Killeagh camogie Can Cork make it Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

IT was Croke Park for Wexford and Galway Camogie, but our All Irelands were held in Castle Road and Aghavine (Fr. O’Neill’s) for our U14 and U11 County finals respectively on Sunday, September 12th.


It was yet another busy week on the games field with our U14’s taking on Glen Rovers at Castle Road in the County semi-final. Killeagh got off to a great start and had 2-2 on the scoreboard before Glen Rovers had their first goal scored. Our girls played well throughout the game, and while Glen Rovers battled hard we ran out the eventual winners on a score of 4-6 to 1-5.

eleventh heaven this weekend?

39 All Ireland Minor Football Final:



U14 County final

Sunday, September 13th, saw our girls up bright and early for the 11.30am puck in of the County final match, again in Castle Road to take on Cloughduv. Cloughduv wasted no time and had 3 points scored before Leah Bashford scored a goal. This was followed by another goal, this time from Ciara O Connor. Cloughduv responded with 2 points in quick succession. A lovely pass from Rachel Glavin resulted in a second goal from Ciara. Great defending was taking place by Niamh O’Farrell, Elana Mc Sweeney and Ashling Daly as the ball moved up and down the field. Another goal and point from Cloughduv was followed by a point from Ciara after a neat pass from Hannah Looney.The second half scoring started with a goal from Cloughduv, and this was followed by a point despite the best efforts of Orlaith Tyrrell, Ellen Benaim and Zoe Mc Evoy. Trojan work was being done by Zoe and Hannah in midfield and we got our 4th goal of the match! Again, due to the hard work of the forwards Elaine Terry, Leah McEvoy and Lauren O’Mahoney. During the whole match Ciara Motherway, our goalie, had some tremendous saves! Sadly, a few more points were tagged on by Cloughduv who ran out eventual winners on a score of 2-11 to 4-2. Each and every girl played their part and we are immensely proud of them, while all the time looking forward to many more great displays from this panel of girls.

Many thanks to everyone who came to support and cheer the girls on, and those who joined us at Mc Donalds for our after match celebration.

Thanks also to the Juvenile County Board for the way in which they ran this, and the goodies were much appreciated by the girls! PANEL: Ciara Motherway, Elana Mc Sweeney, Niamh O’Farrell, Zoe Mc Evoy, Orlaith Tyrrell, Ellen Benaim, Ciara O’Connor, Ciara Daly, Hannah Looney, Lauren O’Mahoney, Orla Daly, Ashling Daly, Leah Bashford, Elaine Terry, Leah Mc Evoy, Katherine Mulcahy, Katie Mahony, Jo Burke, Rachel Galvin, Georgina Cassidy, Clodagh Tyrrell, Jill Butler.

U11 County Final

Our girls took to the pitch against Sarsfields in the final of the Imokilly U11 Competition. We had played them earlier in the year and were very well beaten by them on the day, so we knew that it was going to be a tough match. Coach, Helen O’Connor, had put in a lot of work over the summer into preparing the girls. Sars opened the scoring with a goal and a point. Katie Mc Carthy replied with a goal and Cleeva Motherway scored a point from a free and another goal from a free. Lots of activity around the goal mouth and Katie found her opportunity and scored another goal. Donna Coleman was blocking a lot of shots in the goal and our backs were working well. The turn around saw Sars scoring a goal, but if they did, we replied with a point from a solo up the field from Ciara Barry. This gave us a point lead. The tension was mounting and supporters vocal as Sars scored a goal and we looked in trouble. However, our resilience and Helen’s will to win kept us going, and Cleeva Motherway got a free from way out and scored! The crowd was beside itself with joy. The final score was 4-2 to 41, and the Imokilly title was ours. Many thanks to Helen, Clem, Siobhain and Evelyn for all their help during the year.

PANEL: Ciara Barry, Cait Delaney, Sarah Roche, Clare Fitzgerald, Cleeva Motherway, Rachel Treacy, Megan Treacy, Donna Coleman, Katie Mariga, Kate Mc Carthy, Grainne Tyrrell, Niamh O’Brien, Orla Cusack, Patricia Hegarty, Rachel Fogarty, Aoife O’Neill, Clodagh Mc Connell.

Our senior tean play Eire Óg next Friday night at 6pm.

Well done to Fr. O’Neill’s on winning the U14 County last Saturday night. Thanks again to all those who took part in our recent very successful Bag Pack in Tesco Youghal.

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Criostóir Ó Cuana and Padraig McManus, Chief Executive, ESB with Shea McGarrity, Tyrone captain and Daniel Fitzgerald, Cork captain before this weekend’s final. Cork will be hoping to set the tone for a ‘Rebel Sweep’ on Sunday as their opponents, Tyrone, did in 2008, when both their Minor and Senior Footballers took the honours in the final. (Photo: David Maher, Sportsfile)

CORK will be hoping to claim the Tommy Markham Cup for an 11th time if they can defeat Tyrone in Sunday’s Minor Football Final. Cork lie second with Dublin on ten titles, just one behind Kerry, in the all time list so the rebels would like nothing better than to win on Sunday.

Their task will not be an easy one, however, as this Tyrone team are strong throughout the field and, like all Northern sides, they play a swarming game. Up until the semi final Tyrone looked to be an exceptional side, but Mayo showed plenty of chinks in their armour and had the Connaught champions shown a bit more composure, they would certainly have won as Tyrone hauled themselves back into the match with three second half goals. Mayo did show that if you run at Tyrone and take them on they can be opened up. The men from the West kicked some beautiful points, but it is goals that win games and they paid a heavy price for poor marking as Tyrone dug themselves out of a hole to claim their place in this year’s decider.

CORK’S PATH TO THE FINAL Munster Quarter-Final: Cork 1-9 Clare 0-9 Munster Semi-Final: Cork 2-12 Tipperary 2-9 Munster Final: Cork 1-8 Kerry 1-7 All-Ireland Quarter-Final: Cork 3-11 Armagh 0-19 All-Ireland Semi-Final: Cork 3-15 Galway 5-8

The same could well be said of Cork as they, too, were in a difficult predicament in their semi final meeting with Galway, as they trailed by nine points midway through the second half. This Cork side has shown tremendous character throughout their campaign, and in almost all of their games they could have been beaten. Yet every time they found themselves in trouble they dug deep and emerged victorious. This Cork side has leaders throughout the field, and I expect Sunday’s match to be a cracking contest. Tyrone are strong down the middle with Conor Clarke, Michael Donaghy, Harry Conlon, Conor Grugan, Thomas Canavan, Ronan O’Neill and John McCullagh all fine footballers. Yet if Cork can match them for intensity and commitment, then Cork can emerge with a victory. The Cork selectors have made changes in every game so far and all players on the 24 man panel are fully committed to the cause. Whatever side is selected to do duty will give it their all. Cork has a fine keeper in David Han-

TYRONE’S PATH TO THE FINAL Ulster Quarter-Final: Tyrone 1-13 Antrim 1-8 Ulster Semi-Final: Tyrone 1-10 Down 0-10 Ulster Final: Tyrone 1-14 Armagh 0-5 All-Ireland Quarter-Final: Tyrone 2-12 Kerry 0-9 All-Ireland Semi-Final: Tyrone 3-10 Mayo 0-16.

rahan, while Jamie Goggin, Mathew O’Shea, Darren Murphy, Diarmuid Lester, Jamie Wall and Tomás Clancy are all good defenders. At midfield Damien Calahane is the driving force, along with the tall Jamie Burns. In attack, Alan Cronin, John O’Rourke, Daniel Fitzgerald (capt), Kevin Hallissey, Mark Sugrue and Brian Hurley have been doing the business, while Dan Mac Eoin, Stephen O’Mahony, Thomas Hegarty, Kevin Fulganati and Conor O’Sullivan were all introduced in the semi final and played a big part in Cork’s victory. East Cork has no player on the panel on this occasion. The minor grade usually produces splendid football, and many observers felt that both Cork and Tyrone should have been beaten in those semi final games. Both, however, remain standing and both are unbeaten to date as well. Tyrone has come through a campaign that started with victories over Antrim and Down before defeating defending champions, Armagh, in the Ulster Final. That day Tyrone looked awesome, and they followed that victory up with wins over Kerry and Mayo to qualify for Sunday’s final.

In contrast, Cork has had to battle all the way with Clare and Tipperary pushing them close in the opening rounds in Munster. In the Munster final it took a late Brian Hurley goal to see them home against Kerry. In the All Ireland quarter final against Armagh it was another late goal from Stephen O’Mahony that

got them home in front, while Brian Hurley again proved the match winner in their semi final win over Galway, with Kevin Hallissey chipping in with two fine goals as well. Minor games are notoriously unpredictable and rarely go as planned. Tyrone will go into this game as warm favourites, but having seen this Cork side improve with every outing, they are in with a great chance of claiming Cork’s 11th title in this grade. Much will again depend on how the backs perform as, if they are opened up as they were in the semi final, then Cork could be in trouble. On the other hand, if Jamie Burns and Damien Calahane can give Cork a midfield edge, players such as Kevin Hallissey, John O’Rourke, Jamie Wall, Daniel Fitzgerald and Brian Hurley can show their undoubted talent. It is a big occasion for these young men and they will be hoping to get the day off to a winning start for Cork.

Previous Cork wins were in 1961,1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1991, 1993 and 2000, while Tyrone were winners on seven occasions in 1947, 1948, 1973, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2008.

Cork Semi Final Lineout D Hanrahan, J Goggin, M O’Shea, D Murphy, D Lester, T Clancy, J Wall, J Burns, D Calahane, J O’Rourke, D Fitzgerald, A Cronin, K Hallissey, M Sugrue and B Hurley. Subs used D Mac Eoin, K Fulganati, C O’Sullivan, T Hegarty and S O’Mahony.

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

Youghal and Tracton finish ALL SQUARE in thrilling Premier Intermediate semi-final Youghal 1-12 Tracton 1-12


East Cork GAA Fixtures WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH: Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 1: Aghada vs. Cloyne at Rostellan, 6.45 pm Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 3: Cloyne vs. Youghal at Cloyne, 6.45pm Jones Engineering U21 A Hurling Championship: Erin’s Own vs. Midleton at Carrigtwohill, 8.15pm.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH: Michael O’Connor Motor Factors Junior B Football Championship: Glenville vs. Carraig na bhFearr at Rathcormac, 6.30pm Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 3: Youghal vs. Carrigtwohill at Carrigtwohill, 7pm. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH: Junior C Hurling: Dungourney vs. Castlemartyr at Killeagh, 4pm.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST: Garryvoe Hotel JFL Division 1: Carrigtwohill vs. Fr. O’Neill’s at Carrigtwohill, 7.30pm.

Please note the U21 A Hurling Championship Semi-Final between Midleton and Erin’s Own scheduled for Friday, September 17th is now on Wednesday, September 15th at 8pm in Carrigtwohill.

THE opening game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh was the Premier Intermediate hurling semi final meeting of Youghal and Tracton. Here, too, we were treated to an absorbing contest as both sides sought to book a county final spot against Ballymartle. In the finish, neither side will have any complaints about a replay as both deserve another chance after playing themselves to a standstill.

Youghal got off to a flying start with Bill Cooper and Brendan Ring landing early points, before Joe Kingston and Ronan Walsh brought the sides level. Youghal, through a Brendan Ring free, edged ahead before Bill Cooper struck for a smashing 8th minute goal that pushed the East Cork boys into a four point lead. Playing into the breeze, Youghal were hurling well as Nigel Roche landed another point from his midfield berth to give Youghal the perfect start. Tracton are tough opponents and gradually they fought their way back into this contest with Joe Kingston and Ronan Walsh proving a constant threat as they


Street leagues time again

The annual, Cobh Credit Union sponsored hurling street leagues will be starting off on the first weekend of October. As with last year we have three sections- U12, U9 and U7. The U12 games will be played under lights on Friday nights and the U9 and U7 games will go ahead on Sunday mornings. Boys & Girls, beginners or experienced players, interested in taking part are asked to fill out an application form and return it asap. Forms are available from team coaches, in the schools, or can be downloaded from the Cobh GAA website


each landed some fine points. At half time Youghal led by 1-6 to 0-7, with Ciáran O’Mahony shooting one great point for the seasiders.

Playing with the wind on the resumption, Youghal again made

(Photos: Denis O’Flynn & Declan Barron)

the better start with Brendan Ring twice from frees and his brother, Barry, from play landing points. Tracton were not throwing in the towel just yet, however, and points from Sean O’Sullivan and Ronan Walsh were followed by an equalising goal from a penalty, as Ronan Walsh blasted the ball to the net. Tracton now had the bit between their teeth with Eoin Coleman saving brilliantly to keep Youghal in this contest before Walsh, again, and Sean O’Sullivan propelled Tracton into a two point lead as the Youghal challenge looked to be in trouble. Bill Cooper steadied the ship to close the gap to just a point once more, only for Michael O’Sullivan to restore the Tracton two point advantage with just four minutes remaining. Youghal, who had been slow to introduce fresh legs to assist Nigel Roche and Damien Ring, did make some changes which saw Youghal win two frees. The reliable Brendan Ring stroked both over to tie the scores as the

match headed into injury time. Youghal did get a line ball but Leigh Desmond’s effort for a winning point dropped short, and so the sides must meet again before we know who will face Ballymartle. Both sides will take positives from this game, and as a contest it is still very evenly balanced and could well go either way in the replay.

YOUGHAL: B Cooper 1-2, B Ring 07, Barry Ring, C O’Mahony and N Roche 0-1 each. TRACTON: R Walsh 1-6, J Kingston 0-3, S O’Sullivan 0-2 and M O’Sullivan 0-1. YOUGHAL: E Coleman, M Cronin, J Grace, B O’Sullivan, C Spillane, L Desmond, B Ring, D Ring, N Roche, C O’Mahony, B Cooper, B Coleman, J O’Mahony, B Ring and A Curtin. Subs used M Moloney and J Ormonde. TRACTON: D Walsh, M Barry, K Corrigan, C McGuinness, M Desmond, B Lynch, R Cronin, K Lynch, T McGuiness, P Kingston, S O’Sullivan, J Kingston, R Walsh, F Lynch and M O’Sullivan. Subs used D O’Callaghan, J Kingston and F Walsh. Referee: Kieran Murphy, Nemo Rangers.

MFC Cobh 2-08 Carrignavar 0-06 U12 HC: Cobh 4-09 St. Finbarr’s 3-07 U9 hurling challenge: Cobh 5-09 Midleton 1-05 Cobh 1-0 Midleton 1-01.

Fixtures: (In Cobh unless stated otherwise)

15/9/10: U9 & U10 Hurling challenge at home to Killeagh at 6.30pm, top pitch. 17/9/10: Junior B HL at home to Ballinacurra at 7.30pm, top pitch.

All-Ireland Football Final

All ‘Rebel’ fans note that the All-Ireland football final will be screened in the club pavilion on Sunday, September 19th, starting with the minor game at 1.30pm and then the clash of Cork vs. Down in the Senior final at 3:30pm. All ‘Rebel’ fans are welcome to come along and watch the game in the club. Spot prizes will be given on the day to the best-dressed fan(s).

AGHADA Results

Intermediate Hurling Challenge: Aghada 0-9 Barryroe 1-9. J2 Hurling League: Aghada 2-6 Carrigtwohill 4-14. J2 Football League: Aghada 1-7 Bride Rovers 2-8 Intermediate Hurling Challenge: Aghada 2-12 Ballygarvan 1-18


15/9/10: J1 Football League at home, 6.45pm: Aghada vs. Cloyne 27/9/10: Junior B Football Championship at Carrightwohill, 7.30pm: Aghada vs. Carrigtwohill.

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Dungourney camogie

Castlemartyr edged out in football semi Castlemartyr 1-6 Erin’s Own 1-7

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal


The girls lined out vs. Carrigtwohill on Saturday, September 11th in Dungourney for the final of the Imokilly League. It was a cracker of a game with very little between the two teams. In the first half Carrigtwohill scored two points and Dungourney replied with one point from a free scored by Mairead Rohan. At half time Carrigtwohill were leading by a point.

In the second half Ciara O’Doherty scored a goal from play, and Carrigtwohill replied with a point. Due to tremendous team work from all the Dungourney girls, and great work in goals by Kate Mary Cullinane, the girls were doing very well. Towards the end of the second half Dungourney scored their second goal when Orla Murphy put the ball into the net.

Baile na Corra

THE footballers went down to a strong Erin’s Own team in the league at home last Monday week. The Village were short a number of regulars but acquitted themselves well nonetheless. The hurlers had a good win over Killeagh in the League last Wednesday evening. Displaying a nice brand of hurling they never allowed their opponents any time or space. We play our last league game in Cobh this Friday evening at 7.30pm (under lights). The semi-final of the championship has not been fixed yet, as we are still awaiting the winners of the quarter final.


The Boys U10s took part in the blitz finals in Aghada last Saturday morning. Twenty five eager young lads turned up and the coaches were more than delighted to see such numbers. Due to the numbers, it was impossible to play everyone at the one time but the club prides itself in giving everyone a fair chance, with the coaches ensuring that all kids got game time.

As usual the players again performed to the best of their ability and showed great passion in the jersey. No doubt we have talented players as our disposal and, hopefully, some of the younger U10s can develop their skills even further over the coming years. As any spectator there on Saturday can testify to, the future for hurling in The Village is very bright indeed.

Defibrillator Training

Any member interested in Defibrillator Training should contact Dougie at 086 0609737. When a sufficient number express an interest, the Committee can organise a training session.

Recycling Incentive

Don’t forget that any printer cartridges, mobile phones etc. are still being collected at the clubhouse. This is a scheme the Club has in place in conjunction with Meals on Wheels, where cartridges and phones among other items are collected for recycling. Saturday morning might be a good time to pop down, as training takes place that morning. Contact any committee member with a full list of items for collection.

Ardmore GAA Lotto Draw

JACKPOT was €10,000. There were no winners this week. The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 21 and 25 and the €7,100 draw also had no winner this week. The numbers drawn for this were 5, 14, 20 and 26. The €20 winners were Peg Frane, Tony Morgan, Ann French and John Colbert. Just to remind people that the Festival DVD and Festival Calendars are on sale now and can be bought in any local shop. Well done to all the card players at Keevers who recently handed over the sum of €15,000 to go towards the local school playing field new astroturf surface. It’s great to see so much money being raised for local children.

All-Ireland Final Draw

AS demand for the eagerly awaited Cork vs. Down All Ireland Final clash grows, and as ticket demand is sure to exceed supply, Lisgoold GAA Club have announced a specially limited draw, where lucky winners will have their demand satisfied.

First prize is two stand tickets for the game, with second prize two terrace tickets. Tickets for the draw, at only €20 each, are available from players and committee members. The draw is limited to 200 tickets only, so snap them up fast, and book your trip to Dublin for the big game. Proceeds of the draw will be used towards the cost of the current ongoing Pitch Development Programme, which will reap short and long term benefits for all involved in the Club


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It was a very closely contested game with great skill and determination displayed on both sides. Dungourney emerged victorious.

PANEL: Kate Mary Cullinane, Lucy Lawton, Lisa Ahern, Maebh Hennessy, Ciara O’Doherty, Niamh Harney, Mairead Rohan, Mary Connery, Richenda Thomas, Chloe Horgan, Orla Murphy, Sinead O’Sullivan, Ciara O’Neill, Courtney Hennessy, Meg Ahern, Julie Ryall, Lucy O‘Gorman, Katie Ahern, Caoimhe Harney, Kirsten O’Keefe, Shauna Horgan, Hannah Keniry, Ciara Buckner, Katie Cullen, Amy O’Callaghan, Anna O’Sullivan and Eva Flynn.



Castlemartyr’s stout goalkeeper MJ Cremin, who played in the recent defeat to Erin’s Own in the JAFC semi final

JUST six days after the heroics by their hurling team in the East Cork Final, Castle martyr’s footballers took to the field against a hotly fancied Erin’s Own team in the Junior A football championship.

It says a lot about the status of football in the division that both teams had to play so soon after hurling championship commitments, and there was plenty of evidence of “ring rust” from both teams, during the hour. Having rained steadily all day, conditions were very greasy for the match played in Ballinacurra, although it remained dry overhead throughout. Castlemartyr playing with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half, were under pressure during the first quarter, and were 1-2 to 0-1 behind after 15 minutes play. The Reds were enjoying plenty of possession, but the Erin’s Own forwards looked very dangerous any time they broke up field. Castlemartyr started to find their range during the second quarter when Evan O Keeffe and Barry Lawton pointed, and when Barry rattled a beauty to the net in the 27th minute, the Reds led by 1-3 to 1-2. However Erin’s Own pointed a free just before the break to leave the sides level at the break.

The wind picked up considerably for the second period as the Reds faced into it, but they started the half brightly, with 3 quick points on the board by the 38th minute. Erin’s Own started to dominate around midfield after this, and were only a point in arrears with 10 minutes to go. The Reds fought courageously to hang on, but on the 57th minute Erin’s Own equalised through a free. Worse was to follow when they got the winner through another free on the 60th minute. The Reds tried hard for an equaliser, and had two or three clear cut chances to do so, but in the end it was not to be. They are now left free to concentrate on the upcoming County Junior hurling championship, but it would have been nice to have another East Cork title to aim for, when all that would have been done and dusted. Still, there is a useful football team there, and they now know that they are as good as anyone else out there.

TEAM: MJ Cremin, S O’Donovan, R O’Donovan, B Smiddy, B O’Tuama, A Bowens, B O’Tuama, D McAuliffe, O Smiddy, D Deehan, Brian Lawton, E Clifford, J Smiddy, Barry Lawton and M Hodnett. Subs used: E O’Keeffe and M. Bowens.

Upcoming fixtures:

18/9/10: Junior C Hurling Final: Castlemartyr vs. Dungourney in Killeagh at 2.30pm 25/9/10: Cork County Junior Quarter Final: Castlemartyr vs. Buttevant in Páirc Uí Rinn at 2pm.


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The winning numbers in this week’s lotto jackpot draw were 3, 7 and 21 and we had no ticket that matched the numbers drawn. Therefore, the Jackpot Prize continues to grow. Congratulations to the Consolation Prize winners this week, who were John Howick, Mike Shea, Kieran O’Shea and Noel Hallahan.

Fr. O’Neill’s juvenile

Under 12 football league final Carrignavar 4-2 Fr. O’Neill’s 1-3 Under 12 hurling league Semi-Final Fr. O Neill’s 4-6 Kilta Óg 1-2

At Under 15, Mark O’Keeffe and at Under 14, David O’Driscoll were on the Cork panels. Mark’s team won their blitz and David’s team lost their blitz. Well done to both lads.

Under 9 & 10 hurling blitz was held in Aghada last Saturday, September 11th. The Under 10’s played first. We played Bride Rovers first and it was a draw. Then we played Midleton and Midleton won. Next we were up against Lisgoold and we won that game. The team was William Abernethy, Tadgh Collins, Ciaran Cullinane, Jason Hankard, Aiden McEvoy, Adam Hayes, Simon Walsh, Matthew Cody, Peter Hassett, John Mellirick, Darragh Higgins and Rory Donnelon. The Under 9’s played after that and their first game was against Aghada and ended in a draw.

Then they played Erin’s Own and we won that game. Finally, they played Lisgoold and Fr. O’Neill’s lost. The team was David O’Neill, Ceolan Murphy, Conor Lee, Brian Kenneally, Tom Wall, Ciaran O’Brien, Ciaran McHugh, John Millerick, Darragh Higgins and Evan McEvoy. Refreshments were served after both blitzes.

Lisgoold juvenile

Under 13 Hurling Championship results: Fr. O ‘Neill’s 3-13 Watergrasshill 1-8.

LAST week, Lisgoold’s U16s played Midleton in the East Cork Final. We started with a couple of great goals and points and led 212 to 0-2 at half time.

In the second half, Lisgoold put on six more points and went on to win 2-18 to 1-10. We had some great displays all over the field - too many to name. Our scores came from John Cashman 2-10, Michael Connery 0-3, Cian Scannell 0-2, Brendan Flynn 0-3.

Lisgoold will look forward to the county. Well done, lads, it was a great night for Lisgoold.

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Midleton and Glen Rovers in cracking draw Midleton 0-19 Glen Rovers 2-13 THE feature match on the Sunday afternoon double bill produced a cracking quarter final contest in the Evening Echo sponsored Cork Senior hurling championship between Glen Rovers and Midleton. For long periods it was almost Pat Horgan against Midleton, as the Glen full forward was their only scorer of the opening half while Midleton had six different scorers. In that first half the sides were level on six occasions as both sides traded points, with Luke O’Farrell, Sean Hennessy and Paul Haughney replying to points for the Glen from Patrick Horgan. The Glen full forward was proving to be a handful and bagged the opening goal at the second attempt, following good work from Conor Dorris on 12 minutes. Midleton were not in the least fazed by this setback and some super points from Conor Lehane, Haughney and Seamus O’Farrell had the teams level at 1-7 to 0-10 approaching half time, as Midleton was going great guns playing against the breeze. The Glen, who had shot half a dozen wides, struck for a second goal just before the break with Horgan doing all the work himself on this occasion to give his side an interval lead of 2-7 to 0-10. It took a great save from Cathal Hickey in the Glen goal to preserve that lead, as he denied Paul Haughney just on the stroke of half time. On the resumption Pat Horgan increased the Glen’s advantage to four points, only for Midleton to hit a purple patch and draw level with four splendid points from play, 2 from Conor Lehane and one each from Luke O’Farrell and Kieran Mulcahy. It was now a splendid contest with every ball contested vigorously. Midleton had come to grips with the threat posed by Horgan, but improved performances from Graham Callinan, Paul O’Brien, David Goggin and Dean Brosnan saw the Glen stay in the




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15/9/10: Under 10FL Eochaill vs. Kiltha Óg, top field at 6.45pm 15/9/10: JFL Eochaill – Cloyne away at 6.45pm 15/9/10: MFL Eochaill vs. Mallow, top field at 7.30pm 17/9/10: JFL Eochaill vs. Carrigtwohill, away at 7pm

County Semi Final Premier Intermediate Evening Echo Hurling Championship Eochaill vs. Tracton (Draw 15-15)

This semi final saw an intense game of hurling take place. It ended in a draw and the replay will take place on Saturday next, September 25th. It was great to see such support for the Youghal players. Keep the Youghal flags flying. (Youghal score 1-13)

Team: Eoin Coleman, Michael Cronin, John Grace, Brendan O’Sullivan, Conor Spillane, Leigh Desmond, Barry Ring, Nigel Roche, Damien Ring, Ciarán O’Mahony, Bill Cooper, Brendan Coleman, James O’Mahony, Brendan Ring, Andrew Curtin. Subs Used: Brett Moloney, Richard Cunningham. Subs. Johnathan Ormonde, Cathal Ó Laochdha, Gareth Hogan, Patrick O’Mahony, Arann Kenny, Keith McCarthy, Ed Flavin, Conor Coleman, Andrew Sheehan, Kenneth Walsh, Shane Spillane, Vincent Murray, Andrew Murphy. Selectors: Michael Downing (Manager), Kevin Curtin, Pat Grace, Liam O’Leary, Peter Queally (Coach). First Aid: Dr. Ml Twomey, Brian Fitzgerald, Alan Geary, David Revins.

hunt, as Dean Brosnan got their noses in front once more.

Going into the final quarter the Glen introduced Eoin Cronin at corner forward, but his contribution only lasted four minutes as a careless pull saw him red carded by referee, Ken Healy. Midleton now had an extra man, but as so often happens in these cases it is the team with the lesser number that increases their efforts. On this occasion after the sides had been level for a 10th time, the Glen took control on the scoreboard as good points from Donal Cronin, Dean Brosnan and David Busteed left the Glen three points to the good entering the final ten minutes. Midleton, to their credit, never dropped the heads and points from Conor Lehane, Paul Haughney and Lehane again (this time from a 20 meter penalty) brought the sides level for a final time as the game headed into injury time. There was still plenty of time to find a winner, and Glen Rovers certainly had their chances as two late Patrick Horgan frees went just outside the posts, much to the relief of Midleton. In the end, both sides had to settle for a draw, with Midleton

Eochaill Óg

If you are interested in being part of the team and helping out at with training and coaching with our underage players please contact Cormac Galvin on 087-0508474. Please note coaching will be provided.

Hallowe’en Party Eochaill Óg

This will take place from 3pm to 5pm on October 30th If there is anyone interested in helping out please contact Jillian Corcoran on 086-8557119.

Dinner Dance perhaps the happier side in the finish. The replay will be in two weeks time and if it is half as good as this cracking contest, it will be well worth a visit. Midleton will need to be able to contain Patrick Horgan on the one hand, and perhaps find a way to get goals on the other, as they never threatened a green flag last Sunday. For now, however, they are still very much in contention and will be looking forward to the replay. The Glen of course has already survived a second contest against St Finbarr’s so they, too, will fancy their chances in the replay.

GLEN ROVERS: P Horgan 2-8, D Brosnan 0-2, D Busteed, D Goggin and D Cronin 0-1 each. MIDLETON: C Lehane 0-6, P Haughney 0-5, L O’Farrell and S Hennessy 03 each, S O’Farrell and K Mulcahy 0-1 each. GLEN ROVERS: C Hickey, S McDonnell, B Murphy, G Moylan, B Moylan, P O’Brien, G Callinan, D O’Callaghan, D Cronin, D Brosnan, D Goggin, D Cunningham, C Dorris, P Horgan and D Busteed. Subs used S Kennefick, E Cronin and R Whitty. MIDLETON: B Behan, S Murphy, D Ryan, A Kearney, P O’Shea, A Ryan, J Nagle, S O’Farrell, P O’Keeffe, C Lehane, K Mulcahy, S Hennessy, T Wallace, L O’Farrell and P Haughney. Subs used J Keane, S Moore and J O’Mahony. REFEREE: Ken Healy, Ballymartle.

The annual GAA Dinner Dance will be held on November 20th at Club Arás. Tickets will be on same from the Club from October 1st.

Eochaill Óg Flag Day

Thank you to all who help out with Eochaill Óg flag day that took place on September 11th and to all who contributed on the day. It was very much appreciated.

Glanmire relegated from Premier Intermediate Football Glanmire 0-12 Newmarket 4-7

THE concession of four goals proved too much of a mountain for Glanmire to climb in their relegation final with Duhallow side, Newmarket, and so Glanmire will drop to the Intermediate Grade for next season. While Glanmire scored a dozen points, two goals in either half proved enough for Newmarket to avoid the drop.

U21B hurling championship quarter-final: Castlelyons 0-12 Harbour Rovers 1-8

A dozen points proved to be enough for Castlelyons in the County U21 B hurling quarter final played on Sunday afternoon at Rathcormack. The newly crowned East Cork champions hung on for victory over the men from Glanworth, and Castlelyons are now into the county semi final.

Buttevant to face Castlemartyr in County JAHC quarter final

The Midleton underage sides who played the Glen in an exhibition match at half time in the senior game. (Photos: Denis O’Flynn)

The Avondhu Junior A hurling championship final took place on Sunday where Buttevant defeated Churchfield to claim this title for the very first time. Buttevant will now meet Castlemartyr in the county quarter final on Saturday, September 25th, in Páirc Uí Rinn at 2pm.

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Youghal camogie

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U8, 10 & 12’s

THE last blitz of the summer took place in Killeagh on September 2nd. Both our U8’s & U10’s have improved immensely over the past few months and these blitz’s have proved to be a great success. Thank you to Dungourney who provided refreshments for the girls on the night. The girls then finished up the season with a small party in the Club house last Tuesday. Training for the U8’s & U10’s will recommence early next year.

U15 League

This league seems to be a challenging one, as most of the girls play U14, U18 and Junior. There doesn’t seem to be enough time in the summer to get challenge games in and play the league. So it was decided that the girls would use these games as challenges, with a view to doing well in the Championship which is starting with their first game against Kilbree on Saturday, September 18th.

Minor Camogie: Youghal 3-3 Blarney 1-6

The U18’s played their second league game at home, which turned out to be a serious battle. Fierce determination from centre forward, Roisin O’Keeffe kept the ball in the Youghal half for most of the game. A fantastic goal from Alannah Finn in the first half sent the side line jumping. It wasn’t long before Blarney answered with their first point, and from there on our backs had their work cut out for them. Captain, Niamh Quill showed her strength in mid field, a position that she has filled with great ease. Amy Motherway took up the role of centre back, showing her fantastic skill and power in the defence.

At half time Youghal were down by a point and the girls knew it was going to be a tougher second half against a very physical Blarney . The team went out in the second half with the mindset to win, and they managed to stop Blarney from getting any scores.

An unstoppable goal came from Leah Broderick, and after another minute another goal came from one of our U14 players, Emily Roche. Points also came from Shannen Bulman Joyce, Roisín O’Keeffe and Niamh Quill to close the game out and send the girls into the next round of the Minor County League. The minors have had a very succesful year in the County league beating Castlelyons, Ahabullogue and Blarney and only marginally beaten by St. Vincent’s. The girls now progress to the semi final of the County league.

Youghal 7-8 St. Vincent ’s 2-5

The Juniors were in action again on Friday last in the Semi Final of the County League. After a weeks break when the girls brought home the County Championship cup, the girls got right back into training and were hoping, coming into the game, that they would be on for the double. Youghal played St Vincent ’s in a challenge at the start of the year and the teams were matched in strength and hurling. Iit showed, on Saturday, how far Youghal have come in their training as they stormed ahead

Just before the final of the Championship, Maggie May’s Bar sponsored the junior team with club socks. Thank you to owner, Terry Hughes, for your sponsorship

Watergrasshill juvenile

U16s pull through again Watergrasshill 4-13 Na Piarsaigh 3-7

LAST Saturday saw us travel to Carrig-na-bhFear to continue the trail to the county where we were due to play Na Piarsaigh. Yet again we were lucky enough to have the sun shining on us, in more ways than one, as it turned out.

The match got off to an eventful start with Na Piarsaigh opening the scoring with a point, but as usual our lads got in their stride and knocked one over for us to level. Shortly after this the Hill got a free which was knocked over the bar, and from then on the Hill were settled and in the driving seat.

The lads continued to score from play and with four frees, two goals and the few points, the whistle blew for half time with a comfortable lead of 2 goals 10 points to Na Piarsaigh 4 points. The lads needed this comfortable lead as their strength and team play were called into play for the second half.

The second half started out in a bit of a slower gear as the lads were shuffled around a bit, to make up for the loss of one of their players. They were trying to find their shape, but with a goal soon on it looked like the

lads were secure. But then, in the space of a few minutes and in the way the game of hurling goes, Na Piarsaigh got points and a succession of 2 fast goals. It was looking hard for our lads but as usual they never gave up, and even though they were tired and you could see it in them as they were covering so much ground and marking loose men, making great saves they pulled through. Na Piarsaigh got a couple of frees close in, and with what looked like half of the Hill team in the goal mount, determined they were not leaving any more past them, they managed to bring it off with hurleys flying in all di-

from the moment the whistle blew. Siobhan Downing was the first to test the Vincent’s keeper with a rocket of a shot from just outside the square; she racked up 4 points in the first half.

Roisín O’Keeffe was, as usual, on fire. The girl has awesome talent when on the ball and gave the Youghal supporters some great viewing as she scored one of the best goals of the season.

Catherine O’Donoghue was on top form also, catching great ball from mid field and running through the defense to score 2 great goals. The scoreline read 6-7 to 1-1 at half time. The trainers were able to make key substitutions at half time, giving the younger girls a chance to show their worth, and it was great to give the likes of Shona Cunningham, who scored 2 points, a break as she is also playing senior Championship with Imokilly. The play slowed down completely in the second half with Youghal scoring only 1-1. Vincent’s tried to come back but the backs were strong in defense and mid field were able to track back with a lot of running done.

Youghal now go on to face Ballinascarty, who they defeated in the Championship final by one point. The game is sure to be a great one as Ballinascarthy will be trying to get one back on the girls. Fixture is yet to be confirmed.

Congratulations to Dion O’Donoghue who won a County with Clashmore on Saturday last. He is a cousin of players Catherine O’Donoghue and Kelly McCarthy who have helped the lads out in training all year and he has come to support the girls in every game. Well done Dion. The Youghal girls are very proud of you! rections. No one is sure who got touches to keep the balls out, and with the final score 4 goals 13 points to 3 goals 7 points, the lads had done it again together. The lads are going on now to the semi-final of the county to meet with Kanturk, so let’s hope their run keeps going. This match is due to be played next Saturday venue and time to be decided. Notices will be made in the club, text or contact mentors for details.

PANEL: Darragh O’Callaghan, Darragh O’Sullivan, Jack McCarthy, Ian O’Leary, Shane O’Riordan, Kevin O’Neill, Niall Griffin, Brian Fenton (1pt), Brendan Moloney (1g), Colm Fenton, Denis O’Farrell, Shane O’Regan (1g 6pts(frees), Adam Murphy (2pts), Aiden Foley (2gs 2pts), Ben Halbert (2pts), Robert Kelleher, Ronan O’Keeffe, Aaron Ricken, Kyle Cronin and Owen Lynch (inj).



Senior hurlers face a replay

MIDLETON Senior Hurlers played out an exciting draw with Glen Rovers in the quarter final of the championship on Sunday last in Páirc Uí Caoimh. Both teams will be happy to get a second chance. As expected, Patrick Horgan provided the main threat and his two first half goals ensured that the Glen had a flattering three point lead at half time, 2-07 to 0-10. Midleton, in the first half, appeared to be the team that played the better hurling and had a far greater number of forwards who posed a real threat. Midleton, with the aid of the wind, fought their way back to parity and looked in a strong position when the Glen were reduced to fourteen players with twenty minutes left. However, as is often the case, the sending off seemed to galvanise the remaining fourteen Glen players and they went three points up.

Midleton again dug deep and got the scores to level the game. Patrick Horgan had two chances from frees to win it for the Glen, but to the great relief of all Midleton supporters he missed on both occasions. The Magpies again played well, and a lot of our younger players enhanced their reputations. The replay is fixed for Sunday, September 26th. Though we played well on the day, Midleton will have to really try to improve their performance yet again. The Glen raised their game when they came under pressure in the last quarter, and chances are the replay will go down to the wire as well. Once again we must congratulate all involved on their performance and the pride that they give to all Club supporters. Let us hope there is more to come.

Minor Hurlers advance: Midleton 3-26 Blarney 0-05

Midleton minor hurlers had a facile win in the Championship over Blarney in Caherlag on Tuesday, September 7th. In a totally one sided game victory was never in doubt from an early stage. The selectors would probably have hoped for a stiffer test but that was not to be. We are now in a semi final and will face St. Finbarr’s. We defeated them earlier in the year in the Championship, though that was several months ago at this stage. With our seniors hurlers drawing and the Fé 21 hurlers entering Championship action only this week, the games are coming thick and fast. MIDLETON TEAM: Coran Swayne, Patrick O’Farrell, Neil O’Regan, Killian Burke, Patrick O’Mahony, Finnbarr O’Mahony, Leslie Coughlan, Thomas Wallis, Patrick White, Conor Lehane, Daniel Morrissey, Cormac Walsh, Ian Kennifick, Stephen Moore, Brian O’Sullivan.

Fé 21 Hurling Championship

Midleton face Erin’s Own tonight, Wednesday, September 15th in the East Cork Fé 21 A semi final in Carrigtwohill, with an 8pm throw-in. With both teams still in the Senior Championship there should be a good game in prospect. There are only three teams in the A grade in East Cork this year. Sarsfields await the winners in the final. Sarsfields have been nominated to represent East Cork as the Championship will not be completed in time.

Fé 15 City Hurling League

We played Ballyhea last Thursday evening in Midleton. We resumed our City league games with a good victory over a tough Ballyhea team and despite the poor conditions both teams displayed some great skill and commitment over the hour. In the end we emerged on a scoreline of Midleton 3-13 Ballyhea 1-06. TEAM: John O’Farrell, Luke Morrissey, Darren Quirke, Luke Dineen, Gavin Bagnell, Billy O’Shea, Sean O’Farrell, Aaron Mc Evoy, Killian Deady, Padraic Nagle, Patrice Tschmange, Eanna O’Brien, Robert Williams, Conan Finnegan and Michael Abernethy. Subs Colin Shanahan, Kieran Maloney, Shane Buckley, Calem Deady, Josh Deady, Lochlinn Mc Carthy, Kevin Butler and James O’Brien.

Fé 16 Football vs. Lucan Sarsfields

WE played a challenge with a mixture of Fé15/16s against Lucan, who were in Trabolgan on a weekend break, and the game went very well. Both teams used the outing to try players out in various positions, and everyone enjoyed it. Many thanks to Charlie McAllister for refereeing the game at short notice. Final Score Midleton 3-08 Lucan 5-05 Team: Josh Deady, Matthew Bell, Tom Motherway, Brian Fitzgerald, Luke Morrissey, Colin Barry, John Shanahan, Cathal McCarthy, Joesph Murray, Eanna O’Brien, Andrew Rea, Shane Buckley, Lochlinn McCarthy, Darren Quirke and Kevin Butler.

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Late points secure victory for Erin’s Own East Cork Junior A Football Championship Semi Final




Killeagh / Ita’s juvenile


ONCE again this year we have seen that March and September are the busiest months of the year in terms of the range of activities, teams and games played. The past ten days have seen a return to hectic activity and scrambling for pitches around the county, and in Killeagh-Ita’s that was certainly true. Here’s a round-up of some of our activities over that time.

U11 Hurling

Our U11 hurlers have had a very productive past two weeks. In the East Cork-West Waterford league, we have a 100% record after 3 games, having beaten Brickey Rangers and Ballyduff away, and Clashmore at home. Sandwiched between these games was the minor matter of an East Cork final against our neighbours, Kiltha Óg, which was played on Tuesday August 31st last. It was a thrilling encounter, and having looked to be comfortably in front at half time, we were put to the pin of our collar in the second half before two late goals secured our victory. Well done boys – the ice-creams at Coleman’s were well earned!

Visitors from Lisdowney

Erin’s Own, who came from behind to defeat Castlemartyr and book a final place against Cloyne

Oh the excitement! Some of our youngest hurlers were playing their first match and it was to be against Kilkenny! Could you beat that? Well, to be exact, it was Lisdowney, from the northern end of Co. Kilkenny, who travelled en masse to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday last. In a whelter of excitement, matches were played at Under 6, Under 8, Under 10 (a depleted selection due to other commitments in Aghada) and Under 12 level. All the games were eagerly contested, and the Kilkenny visitors certainly seemed to enjoy their day in Killeagh, which they followed with a trip to Fota Wildlife Park. Many thanks to Johnny Brenner for organising the day’s events, and to the many parents who brought the mountains of sandwiches, cakes and treats to feed the masses.

U16 Hurling

BALLINACURRA was in much better condition on Friday night than on our last visit, when torrential rain spoiled the game. This time round the rain threatened, but thankfully held off as both of these small ball teams adjusted to having to play football so soon after their hurling wins. In the circumstances both sides played some excellent football, but on many occasions the finishing left both sides down, which was to be expected.

Erin’s Own sub, Martin Buckley made an inspired introduction on last Friday evening in the second half of the East Cork Junior “A” football semi finals played in Ballinacurra. With his first touch in the 58th minute he pointed a free to bring the sides level, and within a minute he repeated his earlier effort to turn impending defeat into victory for Erin’s Own, who had looked as if they were going to let this game slip from their grasp.

The match was a pretty even affair throughout, but the opening minutes belonged to Erin’s Own who had the opening point from play off the boot of Maurice O’Carroll in the opening minute. Erin’s Own then had a four point advantage 60 seconds later when Alan Lane reacted quickest to a

Castlemartyr, who lost out by a point to Erin’s Own in the JAFC semi final

breaking ball just ten meters out, and thumped the ball from close range into the Castlemartyr net to get the Caherlag outfit off to the best possible start.

Castlemartyr didn’t panic and slowly got themselves back into the game. Barry Lawton slotted one over from play to get the ‘Reds’ on the scoreboard. Erin’s Own corner forward, Alan Bowen, pointed from a free in the fifteenth minute, but then Castlemartyr dominated play for the next twelve minutes with a point from first half substitute, Evan O’Keefe. This was followed by a Barry Lawton point and on the 27th minute Castlemartyr struck the lead with a goal that was worth the admission price alone. A through ball found Barry Lawton who shot from 20 meters out with such accuracy and venom, that all Ryan O’Neill could do in the Erin’s Own goal, was watch the ball crash in to the top right hand corner. With Mossy Hodnett winning a lot of ball, it was Castlemartyr who looked lively but the sides were level on the stroke of half time when Alan Bowen kicked over his second point to leave the sides deadlocked at 1-3 each.

The second half started well for Castlemartyr with three unanswered points from Jimmy Smiddy, and a brace of points from Mossy Hodnett as the Reds looked to be getting to grips with their game after some poor first half finishing. One may well have spoken too soon as Castlemartyr wasted some decent chances to increase their advantage before Erin’s Own, driven on by Pat Fitzgerald, Daire Dennehy and Kieran Murphy, landed two points with midfielder Ian O’Mahony on target, leaving Castlemartyr a point clear with three minutes to go. Then enter Martin Buckley who stepped magically into the game, and with two superb kicks he propelled Erin’s Own into this year’s final. Castlemartyr did have one final chance, but the ef-

fort sailed the wrong side of the upright and so it is Erin’s Own that go forward to meet the holders, Cloyne, who will be bidding for a three in a row,

SCORERS FOR ERIN’S OWN: A Lane 1-0, A Bowen, I O’Mahony and M Buckley 0-2 each, M O’Carroll 0-1. CASTLEMARTYR: Barry Lawton 12, M Hodnett 0-2, D Deehan and E O’Keefe 0-1 each. ERIN’S OWN: R O’Neill; P Fenton, R O’Carroll, S Kelly; P Fitzgerald, D Dennehy (Capt) S Crowley, I O’Mahony, K Murphy; M O’Carroll, Niall Scanlon, A Power; A Bowen, A Lane, S Aherne. Subs used P Kelly, and M Buckley. CASTLEMARTYR: MJ Cremin; S O’Donovan, R O’Donovan, B Smiddy; Barra O’Tuama, A Bowens, Brian O’Tuama; O Smiddy, Brian Lawton; E Clifford, J Smiddy, D DEEHAN; M Hodnett, Barry Lawton, D McAuliffe. Subs used E O’Keeffe and M Bowens. REFEREE: Niall Barrett (Carrigtwohill).

Our Under 16 hurlers have also had a hectic schedule. The East Cork A Final against Kiltha Óg was played on August 30th, and we managed to secure a draw with a late goal. In the replay, played last Sunday after the All-Ireland Final, we were second best, and so we were drawn against St. Finbarr’s in the County Championship. This match, played in the Glen Field on Saturday last, was a real cracker. Minus one of our main players, Shane McCarthy, because of injury, we battled gamely throughout, but were behind by two points when the final whistle blew. An scór deiridh: Cumann Barra Naofa 2-10; CilliathÍde 2-8. Many thanks to our young and enthusiastic management team of Kieran Lane, David Meade and Tadgh O’ Connor – you have performed admirably all through the year. The focus now turns to football, and we hope success will not be too far away.

U10 Hurling

20 young hurlers had an early start on Saturday last as we headed to Aghada for the final day of the summer blitzes season. 22 teams, hundreds of cars, 6 pitches, countless cones, and a sunny morning – a great occasion! The whole event was a credit to the predictably efficient Aghada Juvenile Club – well done to Michael Mulry and his huge team of volunteers for all the work done in preparing and managing the day. Our two teams had three games each and had a very enjoyable day. We have a bit of work to do on our hurling skills to reach the level that some of our neighbouring clubs are at, but we’ll continue that work day in day out. Our next outing is to Cobh today Wednesday (15th) for Under 9 and Under 10 matches, while our Under 9 footballers will be involved in a blitz in Killeagh on Saturday morning next. Keep practising, lads – the more you practice the better you will be!

Parish Football Leagues

Our Under 10 Parish Leagues began on Thursday last at 6pm, managing to avoid the rain by starting and finishing on time! Kevin O’Driscoll, Alan Curran, Tom Kelly and Declan Fogarty are the four managers of the teams, and they gave invaluable coaching before the games began. In the matches, Padraig Leahy’s Yellow team were just too strong for Darragh Geary’s Blue team, while Kieran Daly’s Red team just edged out Andrew Foley’s Green team in the other game. Round 2 of the leagues takes place this Thursday (16th) at 6pm, so a reminder to all 2000, 2001 and 2002 boys – bígí ann gan teip!


Those of you who were in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday week last for the East Cork Junior A Hurling derby between Dungourney and Castlemartyr (well done to the Reds on garnering 2-in-a-row) must have been very impressed by the quality of the beautiful souvenir programme produced for the occasion. A great product, organised by a great team – well done and congratulations to Ursula, Yvonne, Deirdre and the others from the Juvenile committee who worked so hard to get the programme to such a high standard. Many thanks also to those who helped to sell the programme on the night.

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Fr. O’Neill’s camogie club on track against Tracton

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal

U14 league semi-final: Fr. O’Neill’s 5-4 Tracton 2-4 FOLLOWING last weekend’s hard earned win over Ballyhea in the quarter-final, our under 14 team continued on their winning ways with a comprehensive win over Tracton in the league semifinal, which was played in Coachford on Saturday last.

Having been previously beaten by Tracton in the Féile na nGael semi-final earlier in the season, we knew that it would take a big effort from all the players to overturn that result.

Despite being put under severe pressure by the Tracton forwards in the first 10 minutes of the game, we managed to hold them scoreless. In our first attack, we were awarded a free when Sadhbh O’Connor was fouled. Keelagh Cullinane dispatched the free to the net, which was a great boost to the team.

Junior Footballers advance to third East Cork Final in a row

BY virtue of our three point win over Carrignavar in Lisgoold last Friday evening, the Cloyne Junior ‘A’ footballers now face the tantalising prospect of winning ‘three in a row’ East Cork Football Championships, an achievement never before reached in the Club’s proud history. The final has yet to be played, of course, with either Erin's Own or Castlemartyr providing what will be a massive challenge to the men in ‘red and black’. The above was the furthest thought from many of the Cloyne followers minds when, after only five minutes of this contest, Carrignavar had raced into a five point lead, their goal coming after a good save by netminder, Oousthuizen. It was the 10th minute before Cloyne opened their account, a point from play by Kevin ‘Dax’ O’Lomasney. For the next third of the match, both sides were guilty of missing scores and it wasn’t until the 19th minute that the next score came, Maurice Lynch for Cloyne kicking over a fine point. The last 10 minutes witnessed a flurry of Cloyne points, our midfielders starting to dominate, ensuring a plentiful supply of ball to the lads in the forward line. The Sullys, Paul (1) and Diarmuid (2), no relation, raised white flags, Maurice Lynch winning a great free for one of Diarmuid’s points. Carrig responded with a pointed free, but after a fisted point from Lynch and another from Paidi (after mighty work by Mikey Walsh), the teams headed for the half time interval with nothing between them, Cloyne 0-7 and Carrig with 1-04. Paidi O’Sullivan responded to Carrignavar’s opening point of the second half with a pointed free after Diarmuid had again been fouled. What Benny Coulter can do one weekend, Sully can do the next, so after a high floating ball was sent to the ‘edge’ of the square by smaller brother, Paidi, the ‘Rock’ rose highest to fist the ball to the back of the Carrig net. Between that score and the 54th minute, both sides had two points each, Maurice (after some fantastic football from Brian McCarthy) and Dax doing the business. The 57th minute saw the finest score of the contest, as the Cloyne team worked the ball brilliantly up the field from their own backline before the sweet left boot of Diarmuid Sul floated the ball over the Carrig crossbar to put us 4 points up. Carrig’s response was swift with an instant point of their own and, being three points down, they had no choice in the 64th minute but to go for a goal from the 21 yard free which they had been awarded. The ref blew his whistle, the Carrig man threw up the ball, took a couple of steps forward, cocked his leg, pulled the trigger and…shot wide. Big team performance from Cloyne with notable contributions from Billy ‘Paw’ Cronin, Paidi ‘Pebbles’ O’Sullivan, Mikey Walsh, Paul O’Sullivan and Maurice Lynch.

This was quickly followed by two points from frees from Keelagh. However, Tracton replied with a goal of their own, to leave us just two points up. Following this our goalkeeper, Sophie Kearney, made a splendid save to keep our lead intact. Tracton scored a further point before the half time break to leave the score: Fr. O’Neill’s 1-2 Tracton 1-1. At the start of the second half, we upped our performance and were rewarded when two long range frees from Keelagh went all the way to the net to put us into a seven point lead.

TEAM AND PANEL: Mike Oousthuizen, James Cotter, Donal O’Sullivan, Ross McCarthy, Mikey Walsh, Eoin O’Sullivan, Brian McCarthy (c), Killian Cronin, Paidi O’Sullivan (0-2, 1 free), Conor O’Lomasney, Maurice Lynch (0-3), Paul O’Sullivan (0-2), Kevin O’Lomasney (0-2), Diarmuid O’Sullivan (1-2, 1 free), James Nyhan, Sean Motherway, James Lynch, Pa Dineen, Vincent Cusack, Eoin O’Lomasney, Ritchie Daly, Fergal O’Brien.

Div. 3 Football League

We held onto this lead in the main, through excellent defensive play from our backs and goalkeeper. Following a good point by Tracton, we responded with a fine point by Sadhbh. Tracton were then awarded a penalty, where they scored a goal from the rebound,

However, within a couple of minutes we restored our lead with a goal from play by Sadhbh.



(Photos courtesy of Denis O’Flynn)

Tracton did add on two more points before the final whistle, but we replied with a goal from Ciara Murray and a point from Keelagh, to leave the final score: Fr. O’Neill’s 5-4 Tracton 2-4. This was an excellent performance from all the team who worked hard throughout the game

TEAM: Sophie Kearney, Sarah Lee, Eimear McCarthy, Aoife Dunne, Caoimhe Sexton, Kate McCarthy (captain), Muireann Ahern, Sarah O’Sullivan, Keelagh Cullinane, Ciara Murray, Rebecca Walsh, Ciara O’Neill, Elaine Smiddy, Sadhbh O’Connor and Sharon Murphy. Subs: Rachel Dunne for Sharon Murphy; Orla O’Neill for Elaine Smiddy; Sinead Broderick for Aoife Dunne; Kate Finn for Ciara O’Neill and Aideen O’Sullivan.

The B team continued their winning run of football matches when they overcame the challenge of Lisgoold in the Div. 3 league, winning on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-7. Alan Reilly made some fine saves between the sticks while in front of him, Donagh Hurley, the newly qualified pilot, was literally ‘flying’ at full back. The apprentice ’sparks’ Ashley Walsh, was electrifying in the middle of the field and at centre forward was the conductor of the forward line, Felix Sherlock. Maurice Cahill was ‘wheeled out’ to play in the full forward line and he used his big frame to great advantage, winning a huge amount of ball. Whilst he may not have been scoring much he was certainly setting up others to great effect. Keith Dennehy and Fergal O’Brien were others who contributed handsomely to this win. The scorers on the night were Ashley Walsh (1-2; goal from a penalty), Maurice Cahill (0-2) with John Naughton, Fergal O’Brien and Tadhg O’Sullivan.

Lotto Results

There was no winner of the lotto last Thursday evening with the jackpot at €8,600. Four people matched 3 numbers, John Smyth (Violet Hill), Terry Condron (c/o Post Office), Kitty Ryan (c/o Post Office) and Meadhbh Cotter (Cloyne). Each person received €40. Next week’s draw will be held in Tosh Cahill’s Bar. As always the Club thanks everyone who purchased lotto tickets, which helps to keep the club running financially.


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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - The East Cork Journal All Ireland Football Final Preview with Declan Barron

Can Cork end 20 year wait for Sam Maguire? Sunday, September 19th in Croke Park Senior Final: Cork vs. Down at 3.30pm Minor Final: Cork vs. Tyrone at 1.30pm

NEXT Sunday is certainly “D” day for Conor Counihan and this Cork senior football team, as they return to headquarters to take on Down and bid to bring the Sam Maguire Cup back to Leeside for the first time since 1990. In the hurling decider we saw history of a kind being made, as Tipperary returned on a mission of atonement to stop Kilkenny from claiming a five in a row. History can again be made on Sunday if Cork can become the first team to stop Down from winning every final they have played in, as they have been victorious on all previous five appearances. Cork, too, is on a mission of atonement for last year’s defeat to Kerry and they, too, have a huge incentive to win on Sunday, in what will be the first championship meeting between these counties. Such side attractions are for the reader, but the real test of character awaits a Cork team yet to fire on all cylinders. Cork has yet to play to their potential and have had to dig deep on more than one occasion to stay in this year’s competition.

That strength of character will stand to them on Sunday, and I have no doubt that Cork will show the improvement required to win. Getting back to the final is a great achievement in itself, and the scenic route has helped the team to know more about themselves. The pain of losing last year’s decider is a huge motivating factor and one which no Cork player will want to experience for a second time. It is an old cliché that you have to lose one before you appreciate winning one, and if that is so then it is Cork’s turn to triumph this time round.

WHY CORK CAN WIN I believe that Cork’s good defensive record will again stand up to scrutiny. If the Mourne men are to win they will have to score a few goals, something no team has yet achieved with just Kerry ,Limerick and Dublin managing to raise a green flag against a strong rebel defence.

Good defensive record

It has been accepted that winning games nowadays is about a 20 man effort and in the midfield sector. Cork are well served with Alan O’Connor, Nicholas Murphy, Aidan Walsh and Derek Kavanagh all being used to good effect during the season. Even Pierce O’Neill could operate there if required, as these five players are all huge men for Cork in every sense of the word. Possession is nine tenths of the law, and if you win the midfield battle then you are in with a great chance of winning the match. Cork has shown in their matches to date that their midfielders are capable of making an impact when introduced. It is this strength on the bench that could again prove crucial on Sunday as, if the chosen pairing is not performing, then Cork have options to fall back on.

Strong midfield sector

Proven bench and forward improvement expected

Up to now the Cork forward division has chosen to chalk up the points and the goals will come. So

far very few have arrived, with Cork having scored just four goals in their campaign to date. Just one goal to report in the replay defeat to Kerry and the wins over Cavan, Roscommon and Dublin, none of whom would have particularly strong defences. I feel that this is an area that Cork will target and can improve on as, up to now, they have chalked up plenty of points. The Cork side to do duty had not been named when this preview was being compiled, but certainly players such as Daniel Goulding, Pierce O’Neill, Donnacha O’Connor and Paul Kerrigan are well capable of finding the net. If they can manage to breach a Down defence that has conceded five goals to date, then Cork could well be on their way to victory. The strength of the Cork bench has also proved vital so far and could do so again on Sunday

I believe that Cork will win this game on Sunday as, when one examines the path of the Mourne men it shows that, apart from defeating an under strength Kerry and Kildare in the semi final, Down has really only sparkled against Sligo. Certainly Down has class players in Benny Coulter, Martin Clarke, Ambrose Rogers, Danny Hughes and Mark Poland, and in James McCartan they have a manager who seems to get the best out of his charges. That said, however, I believe Down were fortunate to get victory over Kildare, and if Cork play anywhere near to their full potential, they will win. There is no subsutite for experience, and having witnessed the big day last year Cork will have learned from their mistakes. Cork


did start well last year but failed to push on and by half time Kerry had regained the initiative. On this occasion Cork must match Down score for score, and when they go ahead they must push on. In games of this magnitude both sides will get a period of supremacy, and Cork must keep Down under control as concentration and focus must be total on the day. Up to now Cork have had to rely on the players that came in doing a good job, and so far it has worked for them.

On this occasion they will hope to have the right starting fifteen on the field and, like Tipperary did when beating Kilkenny, bring on subs to embellish their performance. Cork must show character, commitment and above all a self belief and desire to win, that Down cannot match. If they do bring these qualities onto the field with them, then I cannot see them being beaten as, man for man, Cork is a better team than Down. You must, however, take your chance when it comes and deal with whatever the elements throw at you on the day. I do not believe that it will be a tactical battle like the game with Dublin was, as Down is a side that likes to attack which should be good for Cork’s pacy players on the counter attack. Croke Park is a wide pitch and if Cork can make the proper use of the long and short ball, then I feel they will win The team to do duty will show at least one or two changes in personnel from the side that defeated Dublin. Alan Quirke should again man the goal, with Ray Carey,

Who will play?

Eoin Cadogan and possibly Noel O’Leary or John Miskella in the full back line. If Cadogan is not included, then Michael Shields or Graham Canty will start at full back with the wing back positions likely to lie between Paudie Kissane, Canty, Miskella or O’Leary with Shields possibly filling the centre back position. Cork has plenty of versatility but will want to pick strong players to mark Martin Clarke and Benny Coulter, and it is these decisions that could be the winning of the match. At midfield, Cork may well go again with Aidan Walsh and Alan O’Connor although I suspect that Nicholas Murphy will be pushing hard for inclusion.

The attack seems more straight forward although the positioning of the players will be crucial. Paddy Kelly, Pierce O’Neill and Ciáran Sheehan started in the half forward line against Dublin with Daniel Goulding, Donnacha O’Connor and Paul Kerrigan in the inside line. Colm O’Neill, who impressed when introduced, must certainly be in the shake up while Fintan Gould is another going well in training. The starting six won’t show too many changes, although I suspect that Paul Kerrigan may revert to wing forward with Sheehan going to full forward and Donnacha O’Connor starting in the corner. The free taking duties will be shared by Goulding and O’Connor, with Colm O’Neill and Ciáran Sheehan also very adept should the need arise.

Without knowing how Graham Canty is I will give a stab at my starting fifteen and see how I get on: Alan Quirke, Ray Carey, Graham Canty (Capt), Noel O’Leary, John Miskella, Michael Shields, Paudie Kissane, Alan O’Connor, Aidan Walsh, Paul Kerrigan, Pierce O’Neill, Paddy Kelly, Daniel Goulding, Ciáran Sheehan and Donnacha O’Connor. Eoin Cadogan would be cover for Canty, with Nicholas Murphy a likely candidate to be introduced at midfield, while in attack the likely players to come in would be Colm O’Neill and Fintan Gould. Should the need arise through injury or, indeed, a sending off then the scenario could change but Cork certainly has the tools in its armoury to complete the job. Come


Sunday evening I expect that 20 year wait for a 7th title to be over.

Each side has played seven games to reach the final with Cork having to go to extra time to defeat Limerick in round 4 after losing a Munster semi final replay to Kerry. Both sides have played Kerry, Cork twice, drawing in Killarney and losing the replay in Cork, while Down defeated Kerry in Croke Park at the quarter final stage.

Cork have scored 4 goals and 99 points and conceded 3 goals and 74 points. Down have scored 8 goals and 103 points and conceded 5 goals and 78 points.

It does appear then that if the Cork defence can hold the free scoring Down attack, Cork could have the edge. On the other hand if Down was to expose any chinks in the Cork rearguard, then Cork may well be in trouble. My verdict is that Cork will win the midfield battle and use it as a platform to victory.

Cork are well back from Kerry who lead the roll of honour with 36 titles and Dublin with 22 titles. On Sunday, Cork will be bidding to win just a 7th title for the County in Senior football with victories coming in 1890, 1911, 1945, 1973, 1989 and 1990. It has been 20 years since Cork’s last win, and last year’s defeat will make everyone want to make sure that Sam Maguire returns to Cork this time round. Down has never tasted defeat in a final and wins in 1960, 1961, 1968, 1991 and 1994 marks them out as a dangerous opponent on finals day, as they seem to have a knack of getting it right on the day. They will be looking for a 6th title and continue their winning run in finals. History was stopped from being created in the hurling by Tipperary, who returned to claim victory in the hurling final after defeat last year, and on Sunday Cork will be hoping to follow suit and claim victory in the football final after the disappointment of losing last year. Few sides get the chance to make amends so soon, and it is now up to Cork to produce the goods on the day this time round.

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Sinclair - 5th Anniversary

In loving memory of Chris, whose 5th anniversary occurs on September 17th. Our family chain is broken, Nothing seems the same, But as God will call us one by one, Our chain will link again.

Sadly missed by his loving wife and family.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Acknowledgement Babs Daly “Brewery House” Rock St., Cloyne

GERALDINE and family wish to thank all those who sympathised with us on our recent bereavement. Those who attended the ceremonies and those who sent mass cards & sympathy cards and letters. We would especially like to thank the priests who officiated at the funeral and the choir for making the Mass such a special one.

We would like to thank the choir, and the greater Cloyne community for the friendship and care shown to Babs during her life. As a token of our appreciation the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.


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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL We, Lisgoold GAA Club, intend to apply for permission for development consisting of the refurbishment of the existing clubhouse and extension of a new adjoining 2-storey clubhouse building, connection to the public sewer and construction of a new surface water soakaway at Lisgoold, Co.Cork. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, during its public opening hours, i.e. 9.00a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, on payment of a fee of €20.

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Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to help me in my necessity (make request). There are none, which can withstand your power. O show me herein you are my Mother. Sweet Mother, O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. (M.J.W)

The Miracle Prayer

Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a special one (mention favour). Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and prayer and favour will be granted no matter how impossible. Never known to fail. Thanksgiving for wonderful favour received. (A.O’B).


TAWADROUS, (née Gough): Mary, of Rathcoursey, East Ferry, Midleton, on Tuesday, September 7th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Friday last, in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

O'REILLY: Maeve, of Carrigtwohill, on Thursday, September 9th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last, followed by funeral afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, CarEXPERIENCED CHILDMINDER rigtwohill.

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Requiem Mass on Friday last, followed by funeral afterwards to St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrigtwohill.

BARRY, (née Ronayne): Mary Ellen, of St. Mary's Terrace, Midleton, on Friday, September 10th. RIP. Funeral Mass on Monday last, in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

ARTHUR: Dan, of Youghal and formerly of the USA, peacefully, on Friday, September 10th. RIP. Requiem Mass on Monday last, in The Holy Family Church, Youghal, followed by burial afterwards in the North Abbey Cemetery DUNNE: (née Long), Ellen (Nell), of Castlejane, Glanmire, on Monday, September 13th. RIP. Reception prayers today, Wednesday, at 2.30pm at St. Joseph's Church, Springhill, followed by Requiem Mass. Funeral private, please.

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Fo o d fo r t h o u g h t LUNCHBOX KNOW-HOW

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AS we settle into routine, it’s easy for initial good intentions about lunchbox contents to slide, so it’s worth considering WHY the good intentions are important and then HOW best to carry them out.

Children’s tummies are smaller than adults’ but their needs for nutrient-rich highenergy foods are high, so it’s a case of good goods in small parcels. But the other consideration is to ensure the contents of a lunchbox actually end up in your child’s tummy, not a waste bin, so consultation and perhaps compromise enter the picture too. Stick to your guns about sugar and avoid also so-called “tooth-friendly” drinks which may be sweetened with aspartame, a well-known neurotoxin (brain poison) which should have no place in any diet. Sugar is, of course, bad for teeth, but it also robs the body of minerals and depresses the immune system.

If needed, the sweet bit in a lunchbox could be dried fruit, seedless grapes, an orange or a vitamin C-rich kiwi, and sugar can be saved as an occasional weekend treat.

Providing a sweet bar, a bag of crisps and a bottle of fizzy drink is no kindness to a child’s brain power and classroom performance now, or to their overall health in the future, and fortunately many primary schools have introduced a “no junk” policy which helps to rule out arguments at home.

IF you sampled one of SAGE’s crab cakes at the food festival last weekend you may like to try turning your hand at making them at home. They were a firm favourite on Saturday, so I’m sure they’ll be a hit with your family and friends.

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 9 minutes Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS 200g crab meat 1 lime juice and zest Half a lemon juice and zest 75g mash potato (optional) 30g scallion aioli / mayo 20g flat parsley 20g coriander 20g oregano 200g breadcrumbs 2 eggs 200ml milk Salt and Pepper

METHOD: 1. First things first – pick through the crab meat to ensure that there are no shell fragments. 2. Mix the crab and potato together. Be careful not to over mix as you want the crab to have a chunky consistency. 3. Add lime zest, juice and roughly chopped herbs.

4. Next add the aioli/mayo to bind the mixture together. 5. Season with salt and pepper 6. Wet your hands before beginning to form the cakes as this will prevent the mixture sticking. 7. Roll the mixture into small cylindrical shapes 8. Prepare three bowls – one containing the flour, one the beaten egg and one containing the breadcrumbs. Dip the cakes in the flour first, then the beaten egg and finally the breadcrumbs I like to add freshly chopped herbs to the breadcrumb mix as they add great colour and flavour. 9. To cook, pan-fry on a lowmedium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side. 10. Garnish with a lemon wedge and some aioli Enjoy! This aioli is the perfect accompaniment for seafood dishes like Crab Cakes and Plaice Goujons but can also be used with a range of other foods, from homemade burgers to sandwiches.

Lemon and Scallion Aioli

It is used to bind the mixture in the crab cake recipe but, if time is of the essence or you’re feeling a little lazy, you can substitute the aioli with mayonnaise. INGREDIENTS 2 cloves garlic crushed 4 scallions finely chopped 1 lime juice and zest 4 egg yolks 250ml of pomace oil or half vegetable/half pomace Handful of fresh coriander Pinch of salt and black pepper

METHOD: 1. Blend the egg yolks in a food processor for 2-3 minutes or until they become pale and fluffy 2. Continuing to blend, add the garlic and slowly add the oil until the mixture thickens 3. Place the mixture in a bowl and add the finely chopped scallions, roughly chopped coriander, the juice and zest of a lemon and seasoning 4. Place in a sealed jar or container and refrigerate until needed 5. This aioli should keep for up to a week in the fridge.

A good suggestion is to “eat the rainbow”! Include as many different, brightly coloured foods in the lunchbox as possible. Young children enjoy making a game of this. When you bring them shopping spend time at the fruit and vegetable displays, not at the displays of brightly packaged, highly processed, expensive readymade “lunchbox specials” which are additive-rich and low in naturally occurring nutrients. A quick read of some of the ingredients lists will reveal how far removed these foods are from sun, soil and nature, the result of laboratory processes rather than natural growth.

Consulting your children, and with them drawing up a list of lunchbox choices often works better than dictatorship. What about putting heads together to compile a list of mutually agreed suggestions which kids like and you deem reasonably nutritious? Having a list to consult can also save time, and if some of the choices can be made by the children themselves, their involvement and sense of pride will whet their appetites.

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EACH September we see parents – and teachers – thinking about avoiding the usual coughs and colds which are shared by everyone working in the one room breathing the same air. Number 1 favourite to lift the immune system is Echinacea, whether in chewable tablets, glycerine-based drops or the traditional tincture. Vitamin C is next on the list, and in Well and Good we have samples of Bioforce Nature-C – until they are all chewed up! Date: next Friday, September 17th nutritional therapist Catherine Kenneally will be back with us from 10.30pm to 12.30pm to answer any queries on health and diet.


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Stay in the black at Arcade Midleton! Pushing prices down - new stock arriving daily!

must have for your autumn / winter wardrobe - and, at just €19.99, why not get both colours?

AMY Winehouse said she 'goes back to black' and while we're not advocating her lifestyle, she's right about the black.

Not so much a colour, as THE colour, it's versatile, hides a multitude of sins and, with a little creative colouring, can be made to come alive.

We all love our little black dresses but isn't the one from three years ago getting a bit shabby? Why not pick up a new one for just €19.99 at Arcade Midleton. Simple and elegant, dress it up in less than 30 seconds, with some funky accessories and an oversized purse. Perfect as the party season approaches!

Arcade Midleton is aware of how us ladies love our little black dresses, black vests, trousers, t-shirts, coats and tights - that's why they are all in stock now! But don't overdo it - make sure to mix and match colours and fabrics to be bang on trend. We love this puffball dress, pictured with black military jacket (thank you Cheryl Cole - or is it Tweedy now?!). Combining animal print chiffon, with a sleeveless black top half, this will give you curves in all the right places, while hiding any tummy or thigh issues - and all for just €24.99. The military jacket is only €29.99 and also looks great with skinny jeans and a white T.

For the kids, there's new stock arriving each and every day at Arcade Midleton. We love their special selection of 3 piece sets for boys and girls aged 3 months to 2 years. Get a top, jacket, trousers / dress for only €39.99 in a wide range of colours and styles.

Dress €24.99 Jacket €29.99

But, whatever else you do, don't forget: this autumn, go back to black unless, like some of us, you never left it in the first place!

Animal prints are hot, hot, hot right now - that's why they are flying out the door at Arcade Midleton. Just in are leopardskin print, knee-length, belted dresses for only €29.99. Add a wool & lace cardi (pictured in grey, but also available in black, chocolate and navy) for just €24.99.

Kids 3 piece outfits €39.99

A woman should always have the right to shoes and, at Arcade Midleton, new season stock includes funky, khaki converse-style, roll-top short-boots in sizes 35 to 41, with

highland lining; animal print, ribbon & bow pumps for just €19.99 and purple couture pumps, with black rhinestone highlights for only €19.99 (soon to be available in red too).


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For those who want to 'boot up', Arcade Midleton is the place to be, with great bargains now in store including funky black lace-up boots with killer heels and soft faux fur sheeting inside - only €44.99. Or how about some leather wedge-fronted and killer heeled black boots for just €49.99?

Finally, Arcade's bargain of the week is the fabulous wedge heeled boots pictured - available in black and navy - comfortable, perfect for dressing up and down. Luxury lined, they are a

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Autumn appetisers at XPresso Cafe WHEN you've finished shopping - and are ready to drop - a trip to Xpresso Cafe on Arcade Midleton's first floor, is the perfect place to peruse your purchases and get a bite to eat.

Get your perfect lunch at the Arcade Cafe, whether you prefer paninis, wraps or bagels. If you like quiche, you can get one with a side salad, for just €5.99! Or try a FairTrade tea, a delicious scone or cupcake and coffee - the perfect start to your day.

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THE PLACE TO BE Fermoy whist drive Best overall score: Stephen Hales Winning ladies: Peggy McCarthy, Eileen Enright, Margaret Regan, Clair Kennedy, Margaret O’Flynn, Margaret Forde, M. Mulkeen & Rita Leamy Winning gents: M. Fenton, Frank Roche, B. Brennan, Florrie Gray, U. Barry, Gerard Donovan, John Casey & M. Howard. Raffle Daniel O’Flynn, Breda Brennan & Margaret O’Flynn. Whist Drive every Sunday night at 8.30pm sharp at Fermoy Bridge Centre. All welcome.

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Culture Night is essentially an evening where all forms of culture can be explored and enjoyed. To celebrate this event Joan Clancy Gallery in Mweelahorna, Ring will open its doors from 6.30 – 9.30pm and welcomes visitors to a taste of culture for the evening with the added treat of a glass of wine or soft drink.

“It is great to be invited to partake in Culture Night” says Joan Clancy, “galleries, museums, cathedrals, theatres and other cultural venues will stay open late, welcoming visitors of all ages for a taste of culture for one night.

“Culture Night now in its fifth year, provides the platform to celebrate our distinct cultural and creative resources which are a source of great national pride and an essential element of our national competitiveness in a globalised world.

“We are delighted that the Gaeltacht areas are participating for the first time and Joan Clancy Gallery will exhibit works by some of the finest local and internationally acclaimed visual artists”.

Mooney’s Pub up the road from JCG in Ring, renowned as a mecca for folk, sean nós and traditional Irish music, are marking Culture Night with supper and complimentary drink for €10. “And while you are enjoying that you can hear great music and song and get a chance to

practice your cúpla focail as well.” says Anne Gough, Proprietor. Artists, writers, poets, filmmakers and luminaries from the folk and entertainment world have used Mooney’s as a meeting place for decades. Culture Night co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture & Sport in partnership with the regional arts offices, OPW and Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

Cobh presents ‘An Audience With...’ AFTER a glorious summer the See You in Cobh committee are all charged up for several exciting months ahead. The committee is proud to launch Cobh Audience with... a monthly celebration of the wonderful talent in the town, and the many and varied guests that each host can invite from all over the country. Modeled on the ITV hit series “An Audience With...” a list of

over thirty singers, musicians, actors and other celebrities has been compiled. We want to know who you would like ‘An Audience With...’ so please email your choice to, drop your suggestions to Illusive, Ticknock Hill or text or call Claire on 087 2565728.

The first event will be on S a t u r d a y, September 25th at Community Centre at 8 pm for An Audience With... John Daly and his guests.

desk in the Commodore Hotel. All events will be filmed, so come with your requests and questions prepared and dressed to kill as the DVD could be sent anywhere in the world!

Tickets are available now, priced at just €10 from the reception

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E N T E R TA I N M E N T G U I D E ! Invasion Cork: May the force be with you

OVER twelve thousand Star Wars fans descended on the new Cork venue, the ARC Arena, to meet Darth Vader, R2D2 and a host of stars and costume characters. Founder of the Emerald Garrison Martin Ryan said “the two day event was a massive hit with fans of the original movies and the new Clone Wars series, and was a great family occasion”. The Emerald Garrison sets and costume characters are world renowned and the envy of Star Wars events around the globe (and the galaxy!).

Jamie Curtin of Ballymacoda and a fan of the Force enjoyed the Star Wars event ‘Invasion Cork’. (Photo: Clare Keogh, Provision)

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Palko play on

FOLLOWING on from the successful release of their debut album ‘Dreamers’ earlier this year, the band, Palko, from Cork have released their first single ‘Take me down.’

Formed just over two years ago, Palko have since been perfecting their live performance playing in venues throughout Cork City and

County. Having already headlined in Cyprus Avenue and played in The Pavilion and An Bróg in Cork, as well as performing at Cork’s Independence Music Festival, they have previously played alongside RSAG and were finalists in Cork’s Red FM Transmission Battle of the Bands and UCC and CIT’s Battle of the Bands competitions.

More recently Palko played support for ‘My Evil Ex ‘in The Pavilion, Cork, receiving a rapturous reception on the night. The band are made up of Youghal man, Terry O’Brien on guitar & lead vocals, Barry Quealy from Ballincollig on Bass, Keyboards & Vocals, Brian Leach from Douglas on Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals and Mark Flavin from Inch on drums and vocals.

The band base their sound on two guitars, bass and drums, the traditional rock band sound, but they try to mix it up a bit and cover as many styles as possible. As Terry says himself, when anyone sees us they think we’re a lot heavier musically than we are. They tend to think we’re a metal band, what with the beard and

Organiser John Mc Donald of Mediateam said, ‘Our market research shows an overwhelmingly positive response to Invasion Cork. We are looking forward to returning with Toys 4 Big Boys in November and we would like to pay tribute to the people of Cork and particularly the Council, the Fire Service and the Gardai for their help and advice with the new ARC Arena.’

long hair etc. With a hint of humour, he adds, ‘we have not reached the twelve min guitar solo epic stage yet but we’re working on it. Some of the music is a bit heavy all right, but not all of it. We are influenced by the likes of Queen, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. If you listen to their music you notice that each track has a different sound and we are the same, the different taste and style we listen to influences us in some way or other.’

The album ‘Dreamers’ is now available from HMV, Cork, BMP Records, Waterford and the single is available to download from iTunes. It’s about 40 minutes long and is good value for money. Most of the songs are written by the group, with Terry being the main writer, but each member of the group has huge input into each song. The lads have spent so much time in the studio that they work well together, with each of them taking turns at the mixing desk. Another local man involved in the single is Alan Hurley, comedian and filmmaker from Youghal, who shot the lads video for the single which can be seen on Youtube. You can check out the band on their own website or see them live locally.

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A REINVENTION of Francis Verber's bracing, shameless 1998 French farce of humiliation, "Le dîner de cons", Dinner for Schmucks is essentially something of a begrudging buddy film with the usual mismatched duo - two guys who wouldn't normally be friends. It's more "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" than "The Odd Couple." Paul Rudd and Steve Carell inherit the original roles of a careerist and the dolt he intends to use to impress his boss, at a party where guests bring idiots for entertainment purposes. Rudd, ever solid and always a good sport, anchors the film with his conflicted flipflopping over the conceit. But Carell is the source of the film's heart and humour as Barry, a poor soul into mouse-oriented taxidermy and dioramas. Wearing closely-cropped red hair with short bangs and prosthetic teeth (that seem to complement a nose that itself always seems like a prosethetic), Carell resembles a rodent himself. A truly witty touch.

But giving Carell some serious competition are Jemaine Clement, Lucy Punch and particularly the inspired Zach Galifianakis (who stole the show in 'The Hangover'), all playing assorted crazies - and all of whom help Dinner for Schmucks' spiked punch go down easy.

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A 1990 novel by Susan Kay, Phantom is based on the Gaston Leroux novel The Phantom of the Opera. Erik, the phantom, is born horribly disfigured in Boscherville.

The novel follows him through various cities and stages of his life as he heads to his legendary sepulchral home under the Paris Opera House. This book is beautiful. It is faithful to the original, yet astoundingly unique in its own right. Erik spends time in Persia, which is only alluded to in the original masterpiece, yet in Kay’s retelling, Persia and the effects it has on Erik are expanded upon and the courts of Persia are brought wonderfully to life. At times a tragic, yet comic character, Erik grips the reader immediately and never lets go. It is a strong testament to Susan Kay’s writing ability that, while detailing Erik’s mass murders and acts of terrible violence, she makes you feel sympathy for him. You understand his point of view. While brilliantly gifted musically and intellectually, Erik manages at the same time to be so naive and endearing, it really is so very difficult not to love him. Music, of course, has a very strong resonance throughout the novel. Passionate beyond compare, Eriks love of music is so vividly portrayed, acting oftentimes as the only outlet for Erik’s emotional turmoil and rage at the world that rejected him so callously. Dark and gothic, this novel has a rare quality in that it is all at once so beautifully depressing and hopelessly uplifting. Enjoy this book, savour every chapter. It will break your heart and fill you with disgust at the hurt people can cause to one and other. It will make you fall in love with a monster and want to change his destiny.

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