THIS year Conor Hourihane became the first West Cork man to captain an English professional soccer team to their first Cup Final victory at Wembley Stadium. Conor captained the Barnsley side to their very first League One Cup victory, making history for himself and his club. Barnsley are now also promoted to the Championship, achieved after they defeated Millwall in the play-off final at Wembley on May 29th last. Conor’s
Juniors bow out to stronger team! Kilmeen juniors bowed out to Kilmacabea, a more experienced side in the junior A football championship on Sunday evening. This third round tie was played in perfect conditions in Drimoleague. Don McCarthy got the first point for Kilmeen, followed quickly by a Kilmacabea point. The Leap side had a series of wides before converting a number of chances. Some exciting attacking play by Oige
On July 22nd a cheese & wine reception was held in the Kilmacsimon Community centre as a special thank you to our kind sponsors for our club gear and new set of oars. Each oar blade has the company logo applied which will be on show at all forthcoming regattas and for the All Ireland Rowing Championships which will be held in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal on Aug 13th & 14th
Fourth 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s fourth SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday 17th July 2016 in Castletownshend. Kilmacsimon crews had a successful day, with a total of 19 crews entered representing the club and bringing home 3 Gold Medals; 5 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals.
Sunshine greeted rowers and supporters to Castletownshend on Sunday, July 17th last for the fourth round of the Celtic Ross South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship. With the County Final just two weeks away, many crews were hoping to secure the much-sought after qualification spots in the warm conditions on the day.
U14 County Semi-final A very young Kilbree U14 team contested the county semi-final on Monday evening, in Ballinure. It has been a great season for these girls. They had been undefeated to this point, having beaten a very strong Buttevant side in the quarter final. The opposition on this occasion was a very strong Castlelyons side. Castlelyons scored a goal early in the first half. Following a very exciting run
Kenmare Rowing and Boat Club Annual Regatta is taking place on Sunday July 24th at The Pier in Kenmare beginning at the earlier time of 10am.
THE Irish Defence Forces Team, racing Joker 2, and skippered by Cmdt Barry Byrne, has won the inaugural Beaufort Cup Fastnet Race held as part of Volvo Cork Week. Racing continues for the Beaufort Cup with three days of inshore racing. The offshore win has put the team in the driving seat to win the prestigious new trophy, and €10,000 for their nominated charity.
U16 and Junior Hurlers progress! U16 Hurling The U16 hurlers commenced their U16 championship run by playing St Fachtnas in Leap on Wednesday evening. Conditions were damp and slippery but this did not seem to influence the players too much. Kilbree had most of the early chances, Thomas Tyner taking the first three points. A goal by St Fachtnas, against the run of play made this match level. However Kilbree’s
JUST over 100 competitors completed the third annual Do Run Run on Sherkin Island recently. A fun non competitive event where 100% of peoples entry fees are donated to Cancer Connect, West Cork Underwater Search and Rescue and The Wild Atlantic Community Swimming Pool was enjoyed by everyone. The route took in the spectacular coastline of Sherkin Island and participants enjoyed the open air music at The Islanders Rest after
OVER the next few days, more than 2,000 souls will be descending on the picturesque village of Crosshaven to take part in Volvo Cork Week from10th – 15th July hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven.
by John Bohane Ilen Rovers trainer Edward Sheehy has relished his involvement with the successful Ilen Rovers U21 footballers who resume their championship campaign with a much anticipated county A semi-final tie against Ballincollig this Friday evening. This year represents the second season the former Ilen Rovers senior ace has acted as a trainer to the Ilen Rovers U21 footballers. Edward, who teaches in Schull Community College, has loved guiding
by John Bohane The Ilen Rovers U21 footballers resume their championship campaign when they play Mid Cork champions Ballincollig in a county semi-final tie scheduled to be played on Friday, July 15th, in Enniskeane (7.30pm throw-in).
by John Bohane Members of Clonakilty Road Runners Club accompanied renowned marathon runner Stevey McGeown, on his run throughout the various hinterlands of West Cork as he attempts to complete 60 ultra marathons in 60 days. The Armagh long distance runner is running the length and breath of Ireland to raise awareness and funds for children with Autism. He must run an impressive 39.3 miles on a daily basis to
by John Bohane Ballydehob native Mark Cronin was thrilled to play his part in propelling his beloved Ballydehob FC to first division glory this season.
by John Bohane Ballydehob FC recently secured promotion back to the West Cork League Premier Division after they clinched the First Division title following an impressive run of form in the latter stages of the domestic campaign.
by John Bohane Tadhg MacCarthaigh secured the South West U21 C football championship title following their six point win achieved against St Colum’s at Sam Maguire Park, Dunmanway recently.
Adrigole GAA Club are once again running their annual Duck Race Festival this year. The much anticipated event will take place over the August bank holiday weekend. The club are delighted to once again host the event at the base of the beautiful Hungry Hill on the grounds of Hungry Hill Lodge and Camp Site where there will be a fully licensed Marquee.
Third 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s third SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday 03 July 2016 in Union Hall. Kilmacsimon crews had a successful day, with a total of 19 crews entered representing the club and bringing home 4 Gold Medals; 2 Silver Medals and 4 Bronze Medals.
The sun shone on Union Hall for the third round of the Celtic Ross South West Coastal Yawl Rowing Association championship on Sunday, July 3rd last. With it all to play for in a number of categories, the day made for an exciting spectacle of rowing, which was not without its own twists and turns.
THE well-known owner of Lynch’s Centra in Crosshaven, Bernard Lynch will be attempting the cross-Channel solo swim this August in aid of Aware. Bernard has been undertaking gruelling training over the last two years in advance of this ultimate long-distance challenge. This challenge is no easy fact – incredibly, more people have climbed Mount Everest than have successfully swum the English Channel.
Junior Hurling It was a week of mixed fortunes for Kilbree’s junior hurlers. They beat Kilbrittain last week in the first round of the championship. This week they continued to compete in the county junior A league. On Wednesday evening they travelled to Ballinora to play the local side. The final score was Ballinora 2-20 to Kilbree’s 0-16. On Sunday, Brian Dillons were the opposition at home in Rossmore. On
Second 2016 SWCYRA Championship This year’s second SWYCRA Championship was held on Sunday, 26th June, in Glandore. Initially this was due to be held on June 19th due was postponed due to weather conditions.
Following the postponement of the second round of the Celtic Ross Hotel SWCYRA championship on June 19th, it was rescheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26th. As a result, GalleyFlash Rowing Club postponed its own 2 oar challenge event in order to facilitate the hosting of the aforementioned championship regatta.
Junior Hurlers get off to a flying start! Kilbree juniors hurlers started their championship campaign very brightly, against Kilbrittain, on Friday evening in Ahiohill. They took control of proceedings from the start, with the aid of a very strong breeze. Denis Dullea’s incredible puck outs ensured the Kilbrittain defence was under continuous pressure. Some great scores by Ray Collins and Darragh Coakley ensured Kilbree would assert their dominance. The half
SEAN Murray Fashions, Skibbereen, has come on board with Ireland’s rowing brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan as their official dresser. Murray who is well known in West Cork as the man who holds the world record for opening the most bras in 60 seconds for charity got in to the Ilen River in Skibbereen yesterday to measure the brothers as they got in another training spin after their return Poznan
by John Bohane O’Donovan Rossa exited the senior football championship at the second round stage recently after they were defeated by a two point margin by Avondhu following their championship game played in Coachford.