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West Cork towns excel in Cork County Council Anti-Litter Challenge Awards

CORK County Council recently hosted the 2015 Anti-Litter Challenge Awards at Vertigo Restaurant in County Hall; 114 communities took part in this year’s competition, and the awards saw the winners of the towns categories announced, as well as best improvers in the villages category, and the County Final winners in the villages category.

Parking bays to tackle congestion at Barryroe National School

LOCAL councillor Paul Hayes has welcomed the recent road marking by Cork County Council of a dedicated school bus parking bay outside of Barryroe National School. He said, “Having lobbied the Council over a number of months, I’m delighted to see this work done in time for the new school term.

Kilmeen & Kilbree Club Notes

Junior Footballers ease through to JBFC Final Kilmeen junior footballers easily qualified for their second final this year, by defeating Goleen on Saturday evening. The result of this match was never in serious doubt. Kilmeen took command from the start and lead by 2-11 to 0-2 at half time. Kilmeen’s dominance continued in the second half. The final score was Kilmeen 5-17 to Goleen’s 0-4. The final will be contested

Heritage Week puts West Cork towns on the map

AS part of National Heritage Week, Cork County Council has begun an initiative to produce a series of maps for the seven historic towns in the West Cork region. Launching the Dunmanway Historic Town Map in Dunmanway recently. Chairman of the Western Division councillor Declan Hurley said, “It is hoped these maps will encourage an appreciation of the rich heritage of the seven towns in the region both for locals

Inchydoney wins Beachguard Team Award

COUNTY Mayor, Cllr John Paul O’ Shea was on hand recently to award the authority’s annual beachguard team award with this year’s award going to the well deserving Inchydoney Beachguard Team. In 2014, Cork County Council introduced a new initiative under the Cork County Council Beach Service, that of an award recognising and acknowledging the Beachguard Team which has excelled during the season. The award is given for a number

Councillor calls on West Cork to join water protest

WEST Cork Sinn Féin County Councillor Paul Hayes has called on people from all communities across the country to “come out and demand their right to water” next Saturday in Dublin. Cllr Hayes said, “It’s clear that the Government strategy on water provision is floundering. Their approach from the outset has been completely shambolic and would almost be laughable if it weren’t for the millions of euros that have been

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA notes

U21 Hurling The U21 hurlers faced Bantry in the B championship quarter final on Sunday evening last. This was a keenly fought contest between two evenly matched teams. However, Kilbree emerged as victors on a score line of 1-13 to 1-11. Team: William Tyner, Aidan O’Shea, Liam O’Brien, Oige Scannell, Brian Keohane, Jonathan Deasy, Sean Deasy, Shane O’Donovan, Shane Scannell, Finian Deasy, Liam Daly (0-01), Kevin Keohane (0-01), Joseph O’Donovan,

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

An action packed weekend of rowing action awaited the 128 rowers and supporters of the Galley to Waterville, Co. Kerry, for the 2015 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships last weekend and not even the changeable weather could dampen the spirits of the club. In total the club picked up two gold in the U18 Ladies and U21 Ladies and two silver in the Senior Men and Cork Yawl Ladies.