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Bantry Bay RFC notes

On Sunday 18th our Ladies team made their debut in the Munster Division 1 Qualifying League. They took on near rivals and also newly promoted Bandon Ladies RFC. Bandon took an early lead 3-0 through a converted penalty. This did not deter the BBRFC ladies as they have often been on the back foot. Through a lot of phases the Bay ladies found themselves on Bandon 5m line with a

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Kilbree U12 Hurlers are crowned League Champions! U12 Hurling Kilbree’s U12’s were crowned West Cork Champions on Monday night. Under lights, in Aughaville, they defeated St Patrick’s 4-5 to 2-5. St Patrick’s were the stronger side in the first half. Conor O’Sullivan scored Kilbree’s only point in the first half. Cillian Twohig made some great saves in goal for Kilbree and was unlucky when St Patrick’s scored a goal just

Ring Rowing Club News

The weekend of the 17th and 18th September is one to be remembered ,mother nature threw everything at a group of rowers to test their strength and abilities and they did not disappoint Saturday was a calm flat day and Sunday saw some rough conditions .  Courtmacsherry was the place to be for the weekend of the Irish Open Championships 2016 with The Irish Coastal Rowing Federation & Rowing Ireland. Ring Rowing Club had 4

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club 7 Mile Run

The 2nd Annual Kilmacsimon Rowing Club “Knocknacurra 7 Mile Road Race” will take place on Sunday, 9th October at 12 noon, commencing from Kilmacsimon Community Centre. This Race is in memory of three local & International athletes of Courceys Parish – Patsy O’Flynn, Bob Hales & Bill Nolan. Perpetual for Overall Winner + Age Category Prizes.  Entry Fee = €10. This is a timed event. Complimentary post race refreshments &

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

Juniors bow out of County Championship! Kilbrin have qualified for a county semi-final against Mayfield, having defeated Kilbree on Saturday evening. In Cloughduv, Kilbree started this affair well with two fine frees by Darragh Coakley. It took Kilbrin a little while to settle. The loss of captain Darragh Coakley due to injury was a huge setback for Kilbree’s chances. Kilbrin were very dominant in the later stages of the second

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA – Club Notes

Carbery Junior A Hurling Champions! Kilbree’s junior hurlers have joyfully been crowned Carbery Junior A hurling champions! This was the first occasion that Kilbree have contested this final. Winning the “Flyer Nyhan” at the first time of asking both historic and incredible! Three first half goals gave Kilbree an advantage throughout this game. Colum’s never gave up and fought so hard, particularly in the second half. In wet slippy conditions

The 2016 Run Forest Run will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 12 noon.

The 2016 Run Forest Run will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 12 noon. Following the great success of last year’s event, the 5 mile multi-terrain run returns. Starting at Galleyflash Rowing Club’s boathouse in Kilkern Lake, the run will follow the path of the Lake Walk to Rathbarry and will then move onto Castlefreke Woods with sections of road running, an off-road path and beach running on Long

Crosshaven Businessman completes Cross-Channel Solo Swim

ON Tuesday 30th August, the well-known owner of Lynch’s Centra in Crosshaven, Bernard Lynch completed the gruelling Cross-Channel solo swim in aid of Aware. Completing the swim in an outstanding 12 hours 58 minutes, Bernard set off from Dover at 8.52am on Tuesday morning, and stepped foot in Cap Gris Nez in France at 10pm. This challenge is no easy feat – incredibly, more people have climbed Mount Everest than

Clon “SO Saturday” to celebrate 10 years of special club

The Clonakilty Special Olympics Club invites everyone to their “street party” at Asna Square on Saturday 10th September from 2-3.30pm to celebrate it’s first 10 years in existence. While the event is not expected to attract the thousands who thronged Skibbereen recently for their Olympians, it is hoped that the people of Clonakilty will come out to meet and greet the athletes and volunteers on the day and celebrate this

West Cork’s Rowing Heroes attend Civic Reception at County Hall

Mayor of the County of Cork, Councillor Seamus McGrath, held a Civic Reception at County Hall to honour Skibbereen’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan on Wednesday, August 31st 2016. The rowing heroes created Irish sporting history in winning a silver medal in the lightweight double sculls at the Olympic Games in Rio. Paul duly followed this with gold in the single sculls at the World Championships in Rotterdam. The duo garnered

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host a social rowing evening at Kilkern Lake on Friday, September 2nd at 7pm. This poses an opportunity for anyone interested in trying out the sport of coastal rowing to do so.  Meanwhile, the club was delighted to welcome Mayor of Clonakilty, Anthony McDermott, to Kilkern Lake on the evening of August 27th to celebrate the fantastic achievements of Paul and Gary O’Donovan at both the

Home the Heroes – Skibbereen and West Cork celebrates Olympic heroes Paul and Gary O’Donovan

Some turnout in skibb for @gary_o_donovan & @PaulO_Donovan . Lovely to be part of such a special night. pic.twitter.com/xpq29zRKkJ — Jacqui Hurley (@jacquihurley) August 29, 2016 Phenomemal crowds in Skibb as we welcome home the O'Donovan brothers #PullLikeADog pic.twitter.com/D8Av0NxANM — Cork's RedFM (@CorksRedFM) August 29, 2016 You never know who you’d bump into in Skibb this evening @skibbrowing pic.twitter.com/Dl1R9JDI9Q — paul colton (@b2dac) August 29, 2016 And they are off!

Ring Rowing Club news

Ring Rowing club had the pleasure of hosting the mayor of Clonakilty Anthony McDermott on Saturday 27th August at Ring pier Clonakilty to honour the recent rowing achievements of Paul and Gary O’Donovan in Rio and Rotterdam . The mayor was photographed with club members including our own u12 ladies all Ireland silver medalist, Orlaith Deasy, Allanah O Brien , Kelly Oforgi and Sarah Coakley. The mayor decided to take

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA notes

Junior A Hurling Championship Semi-final Kilbree Junior A hurlers qualified for the West Cork Final V St Colums on Sunday evening. They were comfortable winners over Doheny’s. A terrific first half performance by Kilbree made this a great victory. Darragh Coakley opened Kilbree’s scoring account with two fine frees. Oige Scannell scored a powerful goal to give Kilbree a dream start. Doheny’s accuracy from frees was a problem throughout this

Crowds turn out for successful Adrigole Tag Rugby Blitz

by John Bohane PLAYED under the glorious West Cork sunshine it was Cork based team “Balls Deep” that emerged victorious in the 2nd annual Adrigole Tag rugby blitz played on the August bank holiday weekend as part of the Adrigole festival.

O’Donovan victory the icing on the cake for proud West Cork supporters 

West Cork man wins gold at World Rowing Championships  Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has congratulated Olympic silver medallist Paul O’Donovan following his gold medal win at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam this morning.  The Lisheen man swept to victory in the Light Weight Single Sculls, finishing in a time of 7:32.84.

Ring Rowing Club News

All Ireland Rowing The weekend of August 12th to August 14th was truly a weekend for rowing. All eyes were on the O’Donovan brothers in Rio de Janeiro who showcased not only their exquisite sporting abilities but also showed the world the true spirit of Irish rowing. Ring Rowing Club headed on the long road to Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal with 17 crews, 48 rowers, 5 coxes and 1 boat. All

Open Day for the Dunmanway Boxing Club

To celebrate the Dunmanway Boxing Club being awarded €10,000 through the Capital Sport Funding we are having an open day to showcase our talented young boxers and our fabulous new equipment.  Come and find out more about the club and the activities on offer for all ages this season.  The open day is on Saturday 10th September from 1 – 3 in the Dunmanway Boxing Club (up-stairs in the Dunmanway

GalleyFlash 2 Oar Challenge

Third time’s a charm as they say – having had to rearrange on two separate occasions earlier in the year, GalleyFlash Rowing Club will host its annual 2 Oar Challenge on Sunday, August 28th at Kilkern Lake. This event puts the cream of coastal rowers into competition in a challenge of endurance and strength with the twist of having the crew size reduced from four rowers to just two. Spectators

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

“Junior Football Team Progress”. Junior “D” Football Kilmeen’s second football team played Barryroe in the Junior D Championship quarter final on Sunday morning. Kilmeen were the stronger force on this occasion. The final score was Kilmeen 3-15 to Barryroe’s 1-6. Minor Football Kilmeen’s minor footballers played Bandon, in horrendous wet and windy conditions, in Ballinascarthy on Friday night. Kilmeen played with a very strong wind in the first half. Kilmeen

Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club

Bank of Ireland donation to Skibbereen Rowing Club for Gary & Paul O’Donovan’s Road to Rio. From left, Michael Deasy, Tony Walsh, Geraldine Walsh, Eileen O’Leary, Tricia Minihane, Sean O’Brien, Celeste Shorten.

Myross Rowing Club Notes

All – Ireland Report This year’s All-Ireland coastal rowing championships were held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The Myross Club had an extremely successful weekend with 5 Gold, 3 Silver & 2 bronze medals & were the best of the South West. Racing began on Friday evening. The first crew to take to the water were the Cork Yawl Ladies. Conditions were quite choppy but the Myross crew of Kathy Galvin,

GalleyFlash Rowing Club notes

Over 120 people made the long journey to Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal for the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships to support the Galley between August 12th and 14th. With 2 boats, 5 coxes, 19 crews and 45 different rowers, it was a jam-packed weekend of action for the club. Friday, August 12th, saw the finals of the Traditional and Regional boat categories taking place with the club having a crew in both

Limited edition Olympic T-Shirts to help Skibbereen Rowing Club produce the next Olympians

#Pulllikeadog for Skibbereen Rowing Club Wednesday 17th August; Skibbereen Rowing Club have launched their official O’Donovan Brothers limited edition #Pulllikeadog t-shirts in aid of the club which has produced two of Ireland’s top sportspeople and Olympic Silver medalists. Gary and Paul O’Donovan stormed in to the hearts of the nation on Friday last when they claimed Silver in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls while also creating TV gold with their witty interviews.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club notes

2016 All – Ireland Champtionships August 12th to 15th saw the 2016 All – Ireland Championships in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. A total of 47 clubs from all over the country travelled to battle it out and for the Kilmacsimon club it was quite a long distance from home yet despite the distance family and friends travelled in force. Saturday saw a day of heats, with the Vet Ladies, Pre Vet

All Star Colm O’ Neill Presented ‘Kit for Kids’ to Beara girls & boys in Murphy’s SuperValu, Castletownbere

SuperValu Teams Up With GAA Stars for 2016 ‘Kits for Kids’ Initiative Colm O’ Neill, has teamed up with SuperValu to present Beara underage teams with their 2016 ‘Kit for Kids’ packages. The Cork star appeared in Murphy’s SuperValu in Castletownbere on Tuesday 16th of August to present young players from Beara with juvenile O’Neills kit including playing gear and training equipment as part of SuperValu’slong standing support as sponsor