West Cork Times | West Cork's daily, online newspaper, news, sport, opinion, entertainment, listings http://westcorktimes.com/home West Cork's daily online Newspaper. The latest news, reviews and information from West Cork, Ireland. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:59:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Phoenix art pieces – West Cork children’s work on O’Donovan Rossahttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32503 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32503#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:59:40 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32503 Jeremiah ODonovan Rossa

Jeremiah ODonovan Rossa

Three art pieces will be on display in Skibbereen Library from Wednesday 8th July which were produced by local children at Easter workshops in Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Dunmanway libraries this year, facilitated by three artists. The display of these pieces is part of Cork County Library and Arts Service’s O’Donovan Rossa centenary commemorations.

The theme of these commissioned workshops was The Phoenix. Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa founded the Phoenix National and Literary Society in 1856 in Skibbereen to help foster and discuss literary, nationalist and Fenian issues. The three artists developed ways of looking both at the legacy of Rossa and his memory and the broader theme of the ancient Phoenix bird, rising from the ashes and symbolising rebirth, regeneration and resilience. All of these broader themes fitted well with Rossa’s life and struggles.

The children used source materials from the library in the workshops to produce three unique pieces which were finished by the artists. The artists Alison Cronin, Susan Montgomery and Caroline Byrne had  varied approaches and the results are both bold and subtle.

The three pieces will be on display from Wednesday 8th July. The Dunmanway and Clonakilty pieces will transfer back to their home branches at the end of July.

Full details of all the O’Donovan Rossa Commemoration events during the month of July are available on the commemoration website at http://odonovanrossacentenary.com

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Youth Theatre Camp at West Cork Arts Centrehttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32500 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32500#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:57:03 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32500 Youth Theatre Karen Minhane 64Youth Theatre & Performance Camp at The Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre running from 4th – 8th August with party and presentation on Sat 8th July

With Facilitators Karen Minihan, Rónán MacRaois.

This week will be a fun fusion of dynamic theatre workshops. The week provides not only acting and theatre training, but also a unique space for young people to create their own original scenes. We aim to build confidence, creativity and communication skills and have fun while doing it! No experience is necessary.

Both Rónán and Karen enjoy working with children and young adults and are looking forward to facilitating this week-long project.

Workshop 1 from 10am – 1pm  each day  is for 9-13 years. Workshop  2 from 2pm – 5pm for teenagers aged 13-18years. The cost is  € 80 per participant  /  €70 for siblings and bookings can be made at 028 22090. Deposit €20.

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Skibbereen golf reporthttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32497 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32497#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:54:30 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32497 Golf_ball_3LIAM Quirke (8) currently holds the top spot in the Golfer of the Year competition with 184 points, ahead of Brendan O’Rourke (14) steady in second place with 132 points and Jerome O’Driscoll (9) who jumps third with 126 points. Denis O’Donovan (19) moves down to fourth place with 123 points, Frank Ryan (11) fifth with 116 points, John McNamara (7) sixth with 111 points, just 1 point in front of Seamus O’Reilly (7) in seventh place on 110 points. Alan Byrne (8) is best of the rest with 94 points. Sponsored by Baby Hannah’s Bar, the Golfer of the Year is calculated on the Order of Merit of all men’s competitions during the year.

Winners earn 25 points for 1st, 20 points for 2nd, down to 1 point for 15th. Major wins are double points. Check your score…http://wp.me/P15Ddj-2Bx?Thursday 25th June sponsored by Noel Kearney Builders was won by Pat Dwyer (16) 42 points, 2nd Tim Collins (11) 40 points and 3rd John Collins (17) 40 points.?VW Masters Men’s Qualifiers sponsored by Blackwater Motors Skibbereen – Sat 27th- Sun 28th June was won by Henry Ross (10) 43 points, 2nd Pat Dwyer (15) 41 points and 3rd John Collins (17) 41 points.?In men’s golf fixtures this week, Men’s Open Singles this Thursday 2nd July is sponsored by Sean O’Driscoll Carpets. Invite your friends! The weekend competition on Saturday 4th-Sunday 5th July is sponsored by Kearney’s Well. Looking ahead, the Jack Lynch Open Week timesheets are now open for 12th-19th July: men’s fourball, juvenile singles, senior men’s team event, men’s singles and 3BBB team classic. Book your tee times online at www.skibbgolf.com.?Interested in playing mixed foursomes? Please arrange your partner and book your tee times online now at www.skibbgolf.com for Tuesdays 6-7pm. ?Golf gear to sell or swap? Unwanted golf prizes? Post a free ad in our members’ forum. Shopping for golf equipment, clothing or accessories? Browse member posts for free. Visit www.skibbgolf.com and click on Members.

 

Irish Mixed Foursomes

Congratulations were extended to the Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club Mixed Foursomes team and managers on their triumph over Mahon Golf Club in the area final of the Mixed Foursomes at Bandon Golf Club last Wednesday. With Skibbereen pairings of Darren O’Brien & Bernie Ryan and Liam Quirke & Maura Dwyer having won the first two matches and Mary Crowley & Jerome O’Driscoll having lost on the 13th, Donald McCarthy & Hilda Hegarty took their match to the 17th losing out 2&1.

It was all to play for in the final match, with Rhona O’Donoghue & John McNamara having retained their advantage from early on, securing their 2&1 win with a spectacular birdie on the 17th. The result was 3 matches to 2 and Skibbereen South Munster finalists go on to play West Munster finalists date and venue TBA. Meanwhile, over in West Munster, Kanturk Golf Club played Dooks in Beaufort Golf Club on Thursday 25th June in the Mixed Foursomes West Munster quarter final. However, Kanturk was disqualified as a result of a player having only 2 cards in where 4 are required. This means that all the matches Kanturk won in order to reach the final are now being replayed in July in Castleisland on Friday 10th July at 3pm: Castlegregory -v- Ceann Sibeal and the winners will play Ballybunion on the 13th, 14th or 15th July at Castleisland. Dooks will play the overall winner of that group at Beaufort Golf Club date TBA.

 

 

Ladies’ Golf

There was a great 2/1 win for the Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club Junior Foursomes ladies over Muskerry in very blustery conditions at Dunmore Golf Club last Sunday. The ladies gave the spectators a fantastic display of patience, perseverance, determination and great golf. The team were: Leah O’Regan & Eileen O’Regan, Bernie O’Regan & Teresa O’Sullivan and June Ring & Helen Quirke. ?Bernie Ryan is leading the way in the Lady Golfer of the Year competition with 172pts, 2nd Leah O’Regan 109pts and 3rd June Ring 107pts. In other results, VW Masters Ladies’ Qualifiers held on Saturday 27th June was won by Rhona O’Donoghue (21) on the count back with 39 points, 2nd Anne Price (23) 39pts, 3rd Margaret Foley (25) 37pts. Teresa O’Sullivan’s 18 Hole Stableford: 1st Eileen O’Regan (22) 39 Points, 2nd Carmel O’Driscoll (26) 36 pts, 3rd Anne Price (23) 34 pts, 4th June Ring (21) 34pts. Cleary’s Pharmacy: 1st Leah O’Regan (20) 44 Points, 2nd Nancy Quinn (28) 39pts, 3rd Mary Crowley (14) 36pts, 4th Margaret Foley (25) 35pts and 5th Bernie O’Sullivan (34) 35pts.?Ladies’ fixtures this week: Friday 3rd July Essential Beauty 18 Hole Stableford competition, Judy Burke’s 18 Hole Stableford re-entry competition and Margaret O’Donovan’s 9 Hole Stroke re-entry competition. Wednesdays timesheets, Fridays draws 9.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm and 5pm. Ladies’ beginner scramble Fridays at 6pm.

Looking ahead, the Jack Lynch Open Week timesheets are now open: ladies’ champagne scramble 15th July and ladies’ 3BBB team classic 18th-19th July. Book your tee times online at www.skibbgolf.com.?Interested in playing mixed foursomes? Please arrange your partner and book your tee times online now at www.skibbgolf.com for Tuesdays 6-7pm. ?Golf gear to sell or swap? Unwanted golf prizes? Post a free ad in our members’ forum. Shopping for golf equipment, clothing or accessories? Browse member posts for free. Visit www.skibbgolf.com and click on Members.

 

Juvenile Golf

The Jack Lynch Open Week timesheets are now open: book now for the juvenile singles 13th July. Book your tee times online at www.skibbgolf.com.

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Margaret Murphy O’Mahony relishing electoral challengehttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32494 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32494#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:25:12 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32494 Margaret is congratulated by well wishers at the Cork South West Fianna Fáil selection convention at the Maritime Hotel Bantry.

Margaret is congratulated by well wishers at the Cork South West Fianna Fáil selection convention at the Maritime Hotel Bantry.

by John Bohane

MARGARET Murphy O’Mahony who successfully secured the Fianna Fáil nomination to run in the next general election in the Cork South West constituency is still basking in her recent success secured at the party’s convention.

The county councillor successfully held off a valiant fight from Gillian Coughlan, which propels the Bandon native firmly into contention to win a seat at the next general election.

“It was a fantastic feeling to be selected by the Fianna Fáil Cork South West delegates to be their candidate for the next general election. I had put my heart and soul into the campaign since last January and I was delighted that the hard work had paid off.

“It was a very long day. It was ironic that the longest day of the year was indeed the longest day of my life! It was fantastic to see over 400 people come to cast their votes. It shows that Fianna Fáil is alive and well in Cork South West,” she said.

Margaret readily acknowledges that she always harboured strong ambitions of mounting a campaign for a seat in Dáil Éireann, a dream she has always held since first entering politics.

“It has always been my dream to try and enter national politics but I felt I needed to gain experience at both town and county council level first in order to give this bid my best shot. Our sons are also now at a good age to give this campaign my all.”

Margaret is anticipating a tough battle in her bid to reclaim a seat last won by Fianna Fáil in the 2007 General Election, a challenge the county councillor is relishing.

“I will canvass every house in Cork South West in order to regain this seat. My goal is to get elected. There is a big challenge ahead to win the seat. It is important that all shoulders are put to the wheel.

“I am confident there is a Fianna Fáil seat there but there is a lot of hard work ahead to secure it. I hope that I am a new voice with fresh ideas and that people will afford me the opportunity to represent them. If elected my main priorities would be to provide more social housing, ease the current fishing restrictions and identify a solution to the single farming payment debacle.

“I would also try to enhance tourism in the West Cork and Beara region, provide more help to the small farmers, try and attract more SMEs into the area and campaign for more SNAs in local schools,” she said.

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66th AGM for Carbery Macrahttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32491 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32491#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:12:03 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32491 carbery-macraCarbery Macra members gathered for the abbaul AGM in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway recently, attended by Jerry Murphy, training and development officer and Gerard Griffin, Munster Vice-President. To oversee proceedings on the night was Gerard Collins, former Regional Chairperson.

On the night there were few changes to the executive from the previous year, with the committee as follows: Chairperson-James Murphy, Secretary- Patrick Deasy, and Treasurer- Lorna Jennings, PRO -Vicki Murnane, Web Editor- Siobhan O’Sullivan and Radio Officer- Elaine Johnston. Patrick McCarthy retains his position as Carbery National Council Representative. The following Vice and Assistant position are: – vice Chair, Margaret Keohane, Assistant Secretary -Conor O’Mahony, Assistant Treasurer-Siobhan O’Neill and Assistant Radio Officer – Elaine Ryan.

Due to the volume of competitions, sports and activities that Carbery Macra members are privy to, there were several subcommittees filled. In total there are six subcommittees that Carbery Macra have developed over the years covering Social, Sport, Competitions, Development, Young Farmers and Rally Development, with each having on average four members.

As it stands, membership in Carbery Macra is on the rise, and with many new events and competitions on the horizon, the year ahead spells great excitement! As always, anyone looking to join Macra or look for a club near them, please contact us through Carbery Macra Facebook page.

Over the coming weeks there will be a few events, with Ballinadee Macra hosting a field evening on Saturday 4th of July in the Ballinadee sports field starting at 6pm and Crossmahon-Bandon Macra will hold a Tractor Run for Bandon Area Special Needs and MS Ireland on the 12th of July starting at 12midday from the Crossmahon Bar.

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Two dead, one missing in Baltimore tragedyhttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32479 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32479#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:50:25 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32479 30/06/15 The scene in Baltimore, west cork where the search is under way for a missing person who fell off the cliff earlier this evening. Pic. Emma Jervis

The scene in Baltimore, where the search is under way for a missing person who fell off the cliff.
Pic. Emma Jervis

TWO people have died following a tragic accident in Baltimore and a third is currently missing.

A man and a woman who were part of a group that were walking along the headland near the Baltimore Beacon are understood to have drowned.

One of them is believed to have fallen or been swept into the water near the Beacon and two others went in to try to help but also got into difficulty.

The third person, understood to be a male, is still missing. The alarm was raised by a fourth member of the group at around 6pm.

The Baltimore Lifeboat was on the scene quickly and recovered two people from the water but they were both later pronounced dead.

30/06/15 The scene in Baltimore, west cork where the search is under way for a missing person who fell off the cliff earlier this evening. Pic. Emma Jervis

The scene in Baltimore, west cork where the search is under way.
Pic. Emma Jervis

The two dead were named locally as Barry Ryan in his 50s from Baltimore and his son’s girlfriend Niamh O’Connor in her 20s from Cork city. The person still missing is understood to be the man’s son, Barry Davis Ryan in his 20s, also from Baltimore. The fourth member of the group who raised the alarm is understood to be Mr Ryan’s daughter.

A huge search operation is now underway with local lifeboat crews joined by a two coastguard helicopters, civil defence units and local boats as the search continues.

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Clonakilty 1798 Commemorationhttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32475 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32475#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:43:18 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32475 Three generations of the Scully family of Ardfield - Con, Micheal and Conor, whose ancestor fought at the Battle of the Big Cross on 19th June 1798, and wrote a poem in Irish afterwards about the battle, with Mayor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, who laid the wreath.

Three generations of the Scully family of Ardfield – Con, Micheal and Conor, whose ancestor fought at the Battle of the Big Cross on 19th June 1798, and wrote a poem in Irish afterwards about the battle, with Mayor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, who laid the wreath.

On Friday 19th June the annual “Battle of the Big Cross” commemoration was held at Asna Square, Clonakilty at the statue to the United Irishmen leader Tadhg Ó Donnabháin Asna.

Organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, (who took over the commemoration after the abolition of the Town Council), it’s Cathaoirleach John Loughnan chaired proceedings.

Mayor Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin delivered a short speech and then father and son, Michael and Conor Scully, recited the poem, “Cath Béal an Mhuí Shalaigh”, in Irish and English, written by their ancestor Pádraig Ó Scolaí, after he had participated in the Battle of the Big Cross in 1798.

After the Mayor had laid the wreath, and a lament by Carol Leader and Jerry Lombard in the fiddles, the Cathaoirleach thanked everyone for their participation and all sang “Amhrán an bhFiann”.

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Alfred Elmore plaque unveiling in Clonakiltyhttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32471 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32471#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:39:31 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32471 Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin after unveiling the new plaque at the entrance to the old Convent of Mercy in memory of artist Alfred Elmore on the 200th anniversary of his birth nearby.

Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin after unveiling the new plaque at the entrance to the old Convent of Mercy in memory of artist Alfred Elmore on the 200th anniversary of his birth nearby.

A simple unveiling  by Mayor of Clonakilty Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin of a plaque on the entrance wall to the former Convent of Mercy and Sacred Heart Secondary School on 18th June will at last see artist Alfred Elmore remembered publicly in his own town.

The 18th June marked the 200 anniversary of his birth at nearby Scartagh Cottage, where the old convent now stands.

Following the unveiling, a lecture on the artist by Caoimhín de Bhailís of UCC was held at the nearby primary school hall. Elmore had lived the first 11-12 years of this life at Scartagh Cottage, and having completed his studies in England, became an artist of note in his day.

After leaving Clonakilty with this family Elmore went on to become one of the most famous artists of his day.

The events were organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage (who organised another lecture on Alfred Elmore last winter).

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GalleyFlash Rowing Club Noteshttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32466 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32466#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:35:44 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32466 GalleyFlash Junior Men rounding the second turning buoy in Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship in Glandore on Sunday, June 28th

GalleyFlash Junior Men rounding the second turning buoy in Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship in Glandore on Sunday, June 28th

Another windy day greeted rowers from GalleyFlash Rowing Club upon their return to Glandore for Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship on Sunday last. Once again wind and rough sea conditions forced the cancellation of both U12 races on health and safety grounds.

The first crew on the water for the Galley was the Veteran Ladies crew of Breeda Hayes, Susanna Williams, Bernie O’Donovan, Sheila Hayes and cox Claire McCarthy who rowed well in tough conditions.

Next up was the Senior Mixed crew who finished in fourth position. This crew comprised Danny Hayes, Dave McCarthy, Donna Burke and MaryAnne McCarthy with Claire McCarthy in the cox’s seat again on this occasion.

The U16 Ladies rowed a great race leading to a silver medal finish for the second week in a row. Laura Ahern, Ruby Sullivan, Alison Taylor and Áine O’Brien were coxed by Fiona Connolly in this race.

The U14 race was next on the agenda and with worsening sea conditions, credit is due to these young rowers and their cox for dealing with the situation so well on the day. Kevin O’Leary, Áine O’Brien (who had just rowed in the U16 Ladies race immediately prior to the U14 race), Sinéad O’Connor, Rachel Collins and cox Laura Connolly formed this crew.

The young U16’s were unlucky to be just outside of the medal positions on this occasion but showed great composure and rowing finesse. Daniel O’Brien, Gary Lombard, Tadhg O’Suilleabháin and Rory O’Connor were coxed by Paddy Harrington in this exciting race.

The U14 Ladies were faced with extremely unfavourable rowing conditions but put in an excellent display of rowing and were rewarded for same with bronze medals. Alison Taylor, Lucy Quirke, Ciara O’Driscoll, Rachel Collins and cox Danny Hayes battled the elements in the final short course race of the day.

The Pre Veteran Ladies rowed a great race finishing in third position on this occasion. This crew was made up of Mary O’Sullivan, Susanna Williams, Breeda Hayes, Sheila Hayes and cox Niamh Hayes.

GalleyFlash U18 Ladies in action at Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship in Glandore on Sunday, June 28th

GalleyFlash U18 Ladies in action at Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship in Glandore on Sunday, June 28th

Next up for the club were the U18 Ladies crew of Claire McCarthy, Keri Ahern, Fiona Tobin, Eimear O’Keeffe and cox Fiona Connolly who rowed a brilliant race improving on their third place position from the previous week finishing with the silver medals this time around.

After a two race break, the club was back in action in the Junior Ladies race. Returning to the boat following the U18 Ladies race were Fiona Tobin and Eimear O’Keeffe, who were joined by MaryAnne McCarthy, Catherine McCarthy and cox Paddy Harrington. They rowed a great race finishing in third place.

The Senior Ladies crew of Niamh Hayes, Donna Burke, Roni Crowley, Laura Connolly and cox Keri Ahern rowed very well, finishing in a strong second place.

The first multi-turn race of the afternoon was the Junior Men’s race. Danny Hayes, Barry Hooper, Dave McCarthy, Danny O’Connor and cox Keri Ahern finished in third place in this race.

The Intermediate race was next for the club. Paddy Harrington, Micheál Harrington, Ger Cullinane and Nicky O’Hea were coxed by Laura Connolly on this occasion, putting in a fine performance finishing in third place.

The final race of the day, and arguably the most exciting for spectators, was the Senior Men. Having swapped the lead on numerous occasions during the race with Kilmacsimon, the Galley crew were unlucky to finish in second place but put in a brilliant performance in front of one of the biggest crowds to stay for a Senior Men’s race in a long while. Mark O’Brien, John Harrington, Paul Deasy and Sean Keohane were coxed by Niamh Hayes on this occasion.

GalleyFlash Pre Veteran Ladies crew comprising Niamh Hayes (Cox), Mary O'Sullivan, Susanna Williams, Breeda Hayes and Sheila Hayes, in action at Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship in Glandore on Sunday, June 28th. 

GalleyFlash Pre Veteran Ladies crew comprising Niamh Hayes (Cox), Mary O’Sullivan, Susanna Williams, Breeda Hayes and Sheila Hayes, in action at Round 2 of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA Championship in Glandore on Sunday, June 28th. 

In other news, the club is delighted to announce a number of recent sponsorship renewals. John Hayes Tractor Sales have recently renewed their sponsorship of the club. John is a long time supporter of the club and his father, Dinny, was one of the founding members 30 years ago. John’s wife, Sheila, is an All Ireland medal winning rower with the club and his daughter, Katie, is an integral member of our U12 crew. Many thanks to the Hayes family for their continued support.

Also, Daytona Contractors recently renewed their sponsorship of the club. The continued support for a number of years from Daytona is very much appreciated and we extend our thanks to Patrick and all at Daytona Contractors.

Thanks also to Lisavaird Co-op and Collins, Brooks & Associates for their recent support of Kilkern Regatta.

Next up for the club is the third round of the Celtic Ross SWCYRA championship in Union Hall on next Sunday, July 5th.

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Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Noteshttp://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32455 http://westcorktimes.com/home/archives/32455#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:29:21 +0000 http://westcorktimes.com/home/?p=32455 1st Place U16 Girls: Robyn O' Mahony, Kate Murphy, Claire Cummins, Sarah Neary

1st Place U16 Girls: Robyn O’ Mahony, Kate Murphy, Claire Cummins, Sarah Neary

Second 2015 SWCYRA Championship

This year’s second SWYCRA Championship was held this Sunday, 28th June, in Glandore. Glandore is a great host to the races, with a prime viewing spot over the course. Races kicked off at 12pm, with live music following the last race.

Kilmacsimon crews didn’t let the rough water conditions deter them, bringing home 7 Gold Medals; 4 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals.

The Vet Men set out first in the day, and going for two wins in a row with a team of Bill Bennet, Martin McCarthy, John Scannell & Kevin O’ Connor with cox Padraig McCarthy. Kilmacsimon also had a Vet Men B Team who came in 4th place with a team of Mike Keenaghan, Tony O’ Callaghan, John Bernard & Al Devine with cox Áine Weldon.

1st Place U16s: Sarah Neary, Claire Cummins, Áine Weldon (cox), David McCarthy, Adam Buttimer

1st Place U16s: Sarah Neary, Claire Cummins, Áine Weldon (cox), David McCarthy, Adam Buttimer

The underage crews set an example with four gold medals: U16 Girls (Claire Cummins, Sarah Neary, Robyn O’ Mahony & Kate Murphy, cox Tadg Collins) who gained an impressive lead; U16 (Claire Cummins, Adam Buttimer, David McCarthy & Sarah Neary, cos Áine Weldon) who pushed into 1st place with a great finish; U18 Girls (Emily Beecher, Emma Davidson, Robyn O’ Mahony & Ciara Weldon, cox Tadg Collins) who improved from their silver medal last week and finishing with an impressive lead were the U18 Boys ( Jack Devine, Cathal Cummins, James Mulcahy & Cian Collins, cox Tadg Collins).

Maureen & Mairead O'Donoguhe picuted at the Blessing Of the Boats in Kilmacsimon recently. Photo by Mairead McCarthy 

Maureen & Mairead O’Donoguhe picuted at the Blessing Of the Boats in Kilmacsimon recently. Photo by Mairead McCarthy

With the tone of the day set, the following overage crews all won 1st place: Intermediate Men A (Eoin O’ Neill, Emmett Cotter, Jack Scannell & Conor O’ Leary, cox Padraig McCarthy); Kilmacsimon also had an Intermediate Men B Team who came in 4th place (William O’ Reilly, Dereck Holland, Eddie Lyall & Shane O’ Donovan, cox Áine Weldon) and Senior Men (Mike Murphy, David Duggan, Alan Donovan & Éamonn Geary, cos Tadg) who were spurred on by the excited crowd on the shore for the last race of the day.

The silver medallists for the day included: Vet Ladies B Team (Marie Geary, Helen McCarthy, Marion Hunt & Bernie Power, cox Tadg Collins); PreVet Men (John Barrett, Emmett Cotter, Colin Fortune & Padraig McCarthy, cox Cian Collins); PreVet Ladies (Jean Humphreys, Catherine O’ Neill, Geraldine McCarthy & Ailish Murphy, cox Áine Weldon); Junior Ladies (Áine Weldon, Emma Davidson, Ciara Weldon & Sinéad Weldon, cox Tadg Collins), Kilmacsimon also had a Junior Ladies B Team who came in 4th place (Jessica McCarthy, Margret Bennett, Geraldine McCarthy & Áine McCarthy, cox Padraig McCarthy) and Junior Men (Jack Devine, Cathal Cummins, James Mulcahy & Cian Collins, cox Tadg Collins.

1st Place Intermediate Men: Emmett Cotter, Jack Scannell, Padraig McCarthy (cox), Eoin O' Neill, Conor O' Leary

1st Place Intermediate Men: Emmett Cotter, Jack Scannell, Padraig McCarthy (cox), Eoin O’ Neill, Conor O’ Leary

Bronze Medals were awarded to: Senior Mixed (Eoin O’ Neill, Margaret Bennett, Jessica McCarthy, Jack Scannell, cox Cian Collins); Senior Ladies (Marie Geary, Bernie Power, Marion Hunt & Ann Bradfield, cox Padraig McCarthy); and Vet Ladies A Team (Jean Humphreys, Ailish Murphy, Ann Bradfield and Mary Keenaghan, cox Padraig McCarthy) and U18 Boys B Team (Peter O’ Callaghan, David O’ Callaghan, Brian Donovan & Luke Dilworth, cox Eoin O’ Neill).

2nd Place Junior Ladies: Sinéad Weldon, Ciara Weldon, Emma Davidson, Áine Weldon (Sinéad, Ciara and Áine are three sisters)

2nd Place Junior Ladies: Sinéad Weldon, Ciara Weldon, Emma Davidson, Áine Weldon (Sinéad, Ciara and Áine are three sisters)

Due to new rules for 2015, any B Team that places will not be awarded a medal. I’ve fixed this!!!!

Unfortunately, due to rough water conditions, the U12 races had to be cancelled on the day.

Kilmacsimon crews and coxes are looking forward to the 3rd round of the championship due to take place in Union Hall on Sunday next July 5th. Training as usual on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from the boathouse.

1st Place Senior Men: David Duggan, Éamonn Geary, Tadg Collins(cox), Alan Donovan, Mike Murphy

1st Place Senior Men: David Duggan, Éamonn Geary, Tadg Collins(cox), Alan Donovan, Mike Murphy

 

 

U18 Girls: Emma Davidson, Emily Beecher, Robyn O' Mahony, Ciara Weldon

U18 Girls: Emma Davidson, Emily Beecher, Robyn O’ Mahony, Ciara Weldon

 

 

 

U18 Boys: James Mulcahy, Cathal Cummins, Cian Collins, Jack Devine

U18 Boys: James Mulcahy, Cathal Cummins, Cian Collins, Jack Devine

 

 

 

Vet Mens crew

Vet Mens crew

 

 

 

 

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