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Conor Neligan, Cork County Council heritage officer, Cllr Bernard Moynihan, John Nolan, Rockchapel Development Association, Cllr Frank o'Flynn, Donal Murphy, John Buckley and Dan Rahilly, members of the Rockchapel 1916 organising committee, at a presentation of a certificate from Cork County Council in Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel. Photo: Neily Curtin

Conor Neligan, Cork County Council heritage officer, Cllr Bernard Moynihan, John Nolan, Rockchapel Development Association, Cllr Frank o'Flynn, Donal Murphy, John Buckley and Dan Rahilly, members of the Rockchapel 1916 organising committee, at a presentation of a certificate from Cork County Council in Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel. Photo: Neily Curtin

Conor Neligan, Cork County Council heritage officer, Cllr Bernard Moynihan, John Nolan, Rockchapel Development Association, Cllr Frank o'Flynn, Donal Murphy, John Buckley and Dan Rahilly, members of the Rockchapel 1916 organising committee, at a presentation of a certificate from Cork County Council in Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel. Photo: Neily Curtin


Dawn Chorus Walk: Castlemagner Sinsir Club will host their annual Dawn Chorus Walk in Castlemagner on Saturday next, April 29, starting at 5 a.m., with funds raised going to the Intensive Care Unit of the Mercy University Hospital Cork.

The four mile walk, with pick-up points along the route, will incorporate the panoramic views of the historic battle site of the hill of Knocknanuss. This event is famous for its hearty full Irish barbecued breakfast which will be served at Castlemagner Community Centre on completion of the walk.

As this is such a worthy cause, all donations and support will be greatly appreciated. Those, who feel unable to take part in the walk but would like to show their support, are more than welcome to join in the social barbecued breakfast banquet after the walk, where voluntary donations by non-walkers may be made.

Funds raised through the walk will be used to purchase a new Ultrasound machine for the ICU at the Mercy University Hospital which will allow faster delivery of treatment and further enhance patient safety and comfort at the Mercy. The Intensive Care team at the Mercy cares for the most critically ill patients using life-supporting and life-saving equipment. An Ultrasound machine helps administer essential fluids and nutrients, specialised medication, and assists in major surgeries including neurological procedures and cancer surgeries. However, there is currently only one Ultrasound machine, shared between five surgical theatres at the Mercy. The new Ultrasound machine will enable doctors and nurses to carry out life-saving procedures even faster.

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To join the walk, simply show next Saturday morning, April 29, and register at the starting point located near Bourke's of Subulter at 4.45 a.m. Those, who are unfamiliar with the area should go to Castlemagner Community Centre where they will be directed by stewards to the starting point. Entry fee for adults is €10 and for children it is €5, and this includes breakfast. Walkers are asked to wear walking boots.


Parish retreat

Dromtariffe Parish Retreat will take place on Saturday, April 29, to Ardfert. for bookings contact Noreen at 029 58143, Pauline at 087 2745628 or Mary at 087 2637135.

Bowling notes

Jackie Daly Shield-Dean Sexton had a double win over Ned Kelleher in two competitive scores. Both went to last shot play offs. Danny Murphy was back to winning ways, when he teamed up with john Breen to record two wins over Paddy O'Keeffe and Donal Cashman. Both scores hinged on the last shot.

John Cummins shield-Danny Murphy-3 points.


Ladies Gaelic Football Club

The Ballincollig Ladies Gaelic Football Club will be holding an under 12s training session in the GAA grounds on Monday from 6pm to 7.15pm. For more information contact Daithi Creedon on 087 9440729.

Darkness Into Light

Darkness Into Light takes place on Saturday morning, May 6 from Colaiste Choifin, Carrighroha in Ballincollig. Register on line

Vintage & Classic Car Club

Ballincollig Vintage and Classic Car Club will take part over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Cars from all the counties in Munster will be in attendance from April 29 to May 1.

Westgate Foundation

On Tuesday, May 9, Ballincollig Comhaltas will be entertaining residents in Westgate from 11-12pm.


Spin and win

Spin and win results: Mary O'Callaghan €30; Dan Joe Murphy €30; Eamonn Brosnan €100. Next week's participants: John Kelly, Meelin; John Sheehan, Meelin; Calvin and Connie Keppel, Meelin.

GAA News

Well done to St Mark's under-12s on their selection to be one of the teams to represent Cork at the Easter Blitz which was held on Wednesday in Croke Park. Brilliant experience and achievement for all involved.

Well done to Laura Doody, who competed with the Cork under-14 team on qualifying for the Munster Final after their win over Tipperary on a scoreline of 3-03 to 1-05. Well done to all involved.

Well done to Rockchapel Intermediate footballers on their win in the first round of championship over Adrigole by two points.

Upcoming Fixtures: League game, Meelin Intermeadiate Hurlers v Valley Rovers in Brinny on Friday night, April 28, at 8 p.m.


Analeentha NS Fun Run

The Analeentha NS Fun Run takes place on Saturday, April 29, in Doneraile Park at 11 a.m. (reg 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.); entry fee is €7 adults, €4 under-12s €20 Family rate. Please support.

Golf classic

The 2017 Clyda Rovers golf classic, the 21st anniversary of this annual event, was launched last week in the Railway Bar, Ballinamona. On hand to perform the launch were Derry and Doreen Murphy, the main sponsors of the Classic. Speaking at the launch Derry Murphy said 'we in the Railway Bar are delighted to be again associated with the famous Clyda Classic. A great sporting occasion awaits.'

The organiser of the Clyda Classic, John Roche, said that demand is already high. Those looking to take part can contact John at 086 8098642 or Fergal Cronin at 086 8172635. Once again John is joined on the organising committee by Catherine Roche, Tony and Carmel Conroy, Derry and Doreen Murphy, Noel Walsh, Fergal Cronin and Jeremiah Ronayne.

Clyda Rovers chairman Fergal Cronin said that 'Our annual classic is one of the most important days in our calendar. We encourage all our members and supporters to get behind the event. We're extremely grateful to the business community who support us so loyally each year. It's always a wonderful day out'.

The Clyda Rovers golf classic takes place on May 26 and 27 in Mallow Golf Club. Teams of three are €150. Tee box sponsorship is also available.

Clyda Rovers GAA

CORK COUNTY SFC - Douglas 1-16 Clyda Rovers 2-12: A desperately unlucky Clyda side went down by the narrowest of margins to their old foes Douglas in Blarney on Sunday in the first round of the Cork Co. SFC.

Credit to Blarney GAA for their impeccably turned out venue and pitch. On a lovely afternoon for football, Clyda got off to the better start and the impressive Seán O'Connell had the opening score in the first minute.

Douglas responded with a point of their own before debutant wing back James Buckley raced up the field to put Clyda back in front.

Kenneth Fitzgerald then intercepted a short Douglas kick out before releasing Paul Cronin, who perfectly placed the ball in the top corner of the Douglas net to put Clyda four points in front. Clyda were now at their rampaging best, but some wayward shooting preventing them building on their lead.

Douglas got a couple of score back when their impressive forward line ran at the hard working Clyda defence. A Douglas goal then put the city side a point in front before a Conor Flanagan free levelled proceedings. Another Paul Cronin point saw Clyda take the lead, before Douglas got in for an equaliser before the impressive Cronin put Clyda back in front just before the break. Clyda leading 1-5 to 1-4 at half time.

Douglas were sharper out of the half time blocks and got back in front before Seán O'Connell again pulled the trigger to draw level. Clyda introduced Oliver O'Hanlon to telling effect off the bench. His cousin and team captain Conor O'Sullivan was on hand to cancel out another Douglas point. Douglas then had their best period of the game as they threatened to pull away. Three points in a row had them 1-10 to 1-7 in front in the 41st minute. The reliable Conor Flanagan got one back from a free before Seán O'Connell ran onto a high ball and riffled into the Douglas net, the Mourneabbey men were back in front going into the final quarter.

Douglas then levelled again, before a Paul Cronin free had Clyda again in the lead. Douglas again drew level, 2-9 to 1-12 with five minutes remaining. Clyda were dealt a huge below when their centre forward Paul Cronin was black carded in the 57th minute. Having been earlier yellow carded, Cronin departed the scene without a replacement. A welter of excitement arose as both sides pushed for a winner. But it was to no avail as referee John Ryan called a halt and the game went into extra time.

Roy Willis was introduced for Clyda as they returned to the full 15-man compliment. The tireless Cian O'Sullivan had Clyda in front, with again Douglas replying. Mike Forde was introduced for Clyda as a Conor Flanagan free again pushed them ahead but a Douglas point had the sides level, 2-11 t0 1-15 at the break.

A quick turnaround saw Douglas take a brief lead but captain Conor O'Sullivan showed all his leadership skills and held his nerve. The sides were level for a remarkable 12th time. Douglas got the vital score in the 83rd minute to take the all-important lead.

Clyda rallied and with excitement at fever pitch the Douglas defence were outstanding. Douglas held out for a famous victory on a score line of 1-16 to 2-12. Clyda now face the Ned English coached O'Donovan Rossa in the Round two.

Clyda: Cian Conway, Seán Ronayne, Ray Carey, Chris Kenny, Chris Buckley, Paudie Kissane, James Buckley (0-1), Conor Flanagan, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Cian O'Sullivan (0-1), Paul Cronin (1-2), Conor O'Sullivan (0-2), Séamus Ronayne, Dan O'Callaghan, Seán O'Connell (1-2). Subs: Oliver O'Hanlon, Roy Willis, Mike Forde.


Sports & Leisure AGM

Newmarket Sports and Leisure will hold their AGM on Wednesday May 3rd 2017 at 8.30pm in the CYMS. A copy of Newmarket Community Needs Assessment (Feasibility Study) will be available for the public to view on the night.

Bridge club

Newmarket Bridge Club - O'Keeffe Supervalu Prize 1st Joan O.Connor & Maura O'Riordan 2nd Tim O'Keeffe & Tony O'Sullivan 3rd Carmel Buckley & Joan Taaffe 4th Jerry Daly & Jack Collins 5th Tom & Kitty Mulcahy

Knock Shrine

On May 14th, there will be a bus running to the Cloyne pilgrimage in Knock leaving Millstreet 7:45am Banteer, Kanturk 8:05 and the Arches Bar 8:30.


May 21st Ring Of Kerry. May 28th Inis Oir island. June 4th Bloom Garden Show in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Lots more lovely tours coming up. Contact Jerry for details 0872833696

St Pio mass

Lismire Monthly mass in honour of St Pio in St Joseph's Church, Lismire on Wednesday 3rd May at 8 p m. Everyone welcome

Newmarket Library

Congratulations to Joan Tobin who is retiring on Friday. Joan has been the librarian in Newmarket for the past 33 years and in the Library service 40 years.

Glash/Taur Community Alert

Fee of €10 is now due for existing members in order to continue receiving Text Alerts. To facilitate this, Committee Members will be available at Glash Community Centre on Thursday night April 27th between 8-9pm. We also encourage New Members to register.