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West Cork success at surf life saving championships

WEST Cork was well represented on the Cork Surf Life Saving team at the National Stillwater Championships 2015 in Limerick with representatives from Dunmanway and Clonakilty taking part. Cork Surf Life Saving finished second overall behind Co. Clare beating off still competition from Donegal, Wicklow and Waterford at the National Stillwater Championships held at the University of Limerick 50m Pool on Valentine’s Day. A team of 39 Junior, Senior and

Skibbereen golf report

The Captains’ Drive in on Sunday was a great success, with a large crowd turning out to wish the new captains and presidents well for the coming year (L-R): President Brendan Hamilton, Lady President Margaret Foley, Juvenile Captain Paudie Nolan, Lady Captain Una Murray and Captain Frank Ryan. Following a mulled wine reception, there was draw for a fun 9-hole mixed scramble.

Basketball in West Cork becomes Bearable

Thirteen girls from the Beara Peninsula made history recently by being the first ever team from Beara to compete in the Cork Ladies Basketball League. The under 16 girls team are entered in the C league and played their first match against Bantry in the local Castletownbere Community Hall. The girls looked particularly smart in their uniforms sponsored by the Creperie and Marine Harvest. As Katie Waschkowitz said “It’s great

Camphire Horse Trials and Country Fair 2014

Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair is best-known for the Castleacre Insurance Brokers and Chubb Insurance CIC***, but in 2014 the event is running a number of other international and national classes to allow developing combinations an opportunity to compete at the top-knotch venue, set around the historic Camphire House on the banks of the stunning Blackwater River in Co. Waterford, Ireland. This year, Camphire has a bumper entry

West Cork Trec Group midsummer competition

The West Cork Trec Group are holding their midsummer competition on 14th and 15th June in Balleydehob and Bantry.   TREC is a three phase equestrian discipline, that is suitable for all types of horses and riders.  TREC is fun, challenging and above all, a great way to spend time with your horse.  It combines three phases; POR (Orienteering), MA (Control of Paces) and PTV (Obstacle & Skills Test).

West Cork Table Tennis News

Irish Selection   Goleen were celebrating once again with the success of one of their own with local girl Mair Kelly who received a call up to represent Ireland at the International Senior Schools in Cardiff at the end of this month. Mair is currently West Cork No.1 and a member of the Goleen Table Tennis Club which is based in their local community centre. 15 year old Mair is

West Cork Table Tennis notes

The Final West Cork Rankings took place at the Goleen Sports Centre on Sunday 11th May. This was the culmination of a series of 4 events played throughout the season. Over 70 players took part with 11 towns and clubs represented from all over West Cork. 20 women, 7 seniors, 4 parents and with the youngest player 7yrs old the rankings give players of all ages, ability and experience a

Clon ready to welcome the Rás

This year, for the first time since 1995 Clonakilty will host a Stage-end Finish of the 2014 An Post Rás 8 Day International Cycle Race. The Rás is included on the prestigious Union Cycliste Internationale Calendar of Cycle races. As such it is eligible to award world ranking points required by National Federations to qualify for participation in the Olympic Games and World Cycling Championships. On Thursday 22nd May  starting