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Youghal News

Vol. 4

Issue 19

July 26th 2007

Tel 024 93358 Fax 024 93852 Email: [email protected] Website:

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Lannigans Restaurant Open Daily for Bar Food & Carvery Lunch Lannigans Sit Down Lunch- 21.95 per person Every Sunday Lannigans Restaurant Open Nightly for Dinner from 6pm - 9.30pm Health & Fitness Club - Youghal Entertainment 5 Nights a Week During July & August

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Sponsored by Heat Merchants, Blackpool, Cork

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Photos Michael Hussey

1st Prizewinners: Mary Pomphrett, Miriam McMahon and Breda O’Donoghue accepting their prize from Liam O’Connell, Heat Merchants; Lady Captain Deirdre O’Brien and Sheila Coyne, Lady Vice Captain

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NOW ON! 2nd Prizewinners: P. O’Sullivan and M. Hanley accepting their prize from Liam O’Connell, Heat Merchants; Lady Captain Deirdre O’Brien and Sheila Coyne, Lady Vice Captain

3rd Prizewinners: C. Pearse, S. Pope and M. Power accepting their prize from Liam O’Connell, Heat Merchants; Lady Captain Deirdre O’Brien and Sheila Coyne, Lady Vice Captain

4th Prizewinners: B. Bolster, H. Costello and S. Grace accepting their prize from Liam O’Connell, Heat Merchants; Lady Captain Deirdre O’Brien and Sheila Coyne, Lady Vice Captain

Official Opening of Youghal Visual Arts Festival 2007

Mayor David Savage speaking at the Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford opening evening of Youghal Visual Gallery Cork. Mr Murray said, Youghal is a sleeping giant beginning to awake. Arts Festival on Saturday, 14th July.

Enjoying the visual arts on display at the reception

This Week s Judges Selections of Gardens and Estates

Dempsey - Kilcoran Park

Corcoran - John Paul Place

Bayview Grove

Hickey - Blackwater Heights

Raheen Park

Roche - Greencloyne

Clarke- Ashe Street

Malone - Dolphin Square


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Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group (SEDG) wish to appoint an Arts and Culture Development Officer for Youghal.This post will be for one year with the primary aim of developing a comprehensive and realistic Arts Development Plan for Youghal and at the same time establishing the Arts/Culture and Heritage in the overall development of Youghal town. Person Profile Person should a strong knowledge of the Arts in the broadest sense, have a very good understanding of funding sources for the arts, have excellent co-ordination skills together with good inter-personal skills and experience of working in partnership with a variety of stakeholders. Hold a relevant qualification. This is a 10 month contract with a salary of 38,000 pro rata. The working hours are flexible and open to negotiation. Apply in writing, and include your CV setting out how you meet the requirements of the post to: Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group, Mall House, Youghal with envelope clearly marked: OArts & Culture Development Officer ApplicationO or email Closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 5pm on Friday 27th July 07.



~ Margaret Roche ~ 74 Sarsfield Terrace 16 July 1994 May the God of love and mercy Care our loved one who is gone and bless With consolation those left to carry on. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Pray for her

Sadly Missed by her Family SECOND ANNIVERSARY

~ John Delaney ~ Who died on 15th July 2005 Distance takes us far apart And darkens my today. I have to keep remembering - You re just a thought away. When the world is too confusing, times are hard to bear, I pull your precious meaning, Your bright spirit, from the air. If I sometimes drift into a lonely state of mind, I gather up the memories of days we left behind. And though you re not beside me, I can tap into my heart and draw upon the warmth and love That lives when we re apart. And with these fond reflections of the times when you were near I sense a little bit of what it s like to have you here

Sadly missed by Lisa


~ George Daly ~ 11 Dominic Collins Place, Youghal Who died on 18th July 2006 Out of our lives we know you are gone, But in our hearts you still live on. Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day. Will those who think of George today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

for three children, two schoolgoing Car Owner Preferred

Always remembered by his wife Maureen, sons, daughters, grandchildren and all his extended family


Novenas to the Sacred Heart BLESSED VIRGIN


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Grateful Thanksgiving for many favours received


Ballymacoda Annual Swim Week & Presentations for Most Improved Swimmers

Swim 4

Swim 3

Swim 2

Swin 1

Swim 5

Ballymacoda Swim Week Trophy winner Michael Wall (Swim 1) Parents pictured at the swim week

Imokilly People Trophy presented by Helen McCarthy to Rachel Joyce

Hannah Aherne Trophy presented by Hannah Aherne to Colm Swayne

Carmel Shanahan Trophy presented by Carrie & Michael Shanahan to Emily O’Keeffe

Abernethy Trophy presented by Celine Hyde to Matthew Cody

Sandcastle Competition winners

Adult Sandcastle Competition winners

Cllr. Martin Hallinan Tackles Local Issues at Co. Council Meeting Crossing at Crowley’s Service Station, Youghal Cork County Council has said that numbers do not warrant a pedestrian crossing at Crowley’s Service Station, Youghal. However the Council will provide double yellow lines at the housing estate opposite and will make provision for trucks parking nearby. Cllr Martin Hallinan who had raised the issue said that all possible safety measures must be taken for this busy crossing point and there should also be due consideration for the business activity at Crowley’s Service station. Town Dump - Flies and Smells Cllr Martin Hallinan refused to accept that all was well with the town dump during tense exchanges at Cork County Council on the issue. "The complacent attitude of the Council as regards the situation in the dump is not reflected in the experience of townspeople and visitors. We have been infected with flies of extraordinary size and number as well as a foul odour. Cork County Council needs to get their finger out on this one. Its one thing making us the dumping ground of County Cork, but this is a town, which depends on the visitors, and neither they nor the townspeople should have to put up with what we have endured over the past months with this unhygienic mess. The situation at the dump could adversely affect our tourist trade" No Provision for Lighting in Foxhole Cllr Martin Hallinan expressed extreme disappointment at the lack of provision for lighting in Foxhole this year. "When the fatality occurred on this stretch a few years ago, everyone was falling over themselves saying that something must be done. Unfortunately memories fade fast and despite my efforts to have the road from Copper Alley to the Bypass roundabout lit, nothing has been done. I am not enthused by the Councils assurance that they will try to include it in next year’s allocation." Bus Eireann to Look at Means of facilitating Passengers from East Cork At Kent Station Bus Eireann are in discussion with Irish Rail and Cork City Council regarding the future development of Kent Station and how bus passengers from the east of the County can be facilitated getting to Kent Station. Replying to a motion before Cork County Council by Councillor Martin Hallinan, Bus Eireann also said that they would soon be extending the bus route from Cork Airport to include Kent Station, further integrating the transport network.


Food available all day long

Sunday 29th July Sam O Doherty Sunday 5th August Glen Flynn Band Sunday 12th August Dermot Lyons Sunday 19th August T.R. Dallas & Band Sunday 26th August The Dreamers Note: Afternoon tea dancing will continue during the summer

Wednesday Night Summer-time Dancing Dancing from 9.30pm-11.45pm Wed 1st August The Dreamers Wed 8th August Sam O Doherty Wed 15th August Johnny Barrett Wed 22nd August Patrick O Sullivan Wed 29th August Michael Collins & His Band Note: doors open at 9.00pm Dancing 9.30 - 11.45pm

Ceolta Si - every Monday night for the month of July & August. Show starts at 8.30 - doors open at 8.15

Very entertaining show for all the family Bridge Club Every Mon, Tues & Thurs Night Traditional Music in our Walter Bar every Tuesday night with Liam & Ollie

Youghal Lawn Tennis Club On Holidays: We were delighted to see Niamh Delaney play in the Ladies dbls on THursday 19th. Back from Brussells for a week, she certainly has lost none of the skills. Winners: Grainne Scully and Bridget Webb. Runners-Up: Niamh Delaney and Mary O Connell. 3rd Eileen Carroll and Jan Power. Mixed Dbls: There was a great turnout on Thursday 12th for this event which was truly memorable for the high quality of tennis played. Some gripping, pulsating matches were witnessed. The great Tony Smyth and Grainne Scully were money on favourites to clinch first prize, but they were thwarted in their bid and had to share first prize with Ann Webb and John Hunt. Ann is our new secretary and together with her sister Bridget are a great acquisition to our club. Nice to see Mary O Donovan ex Ardmore participate and becoming a member. Frank Delaney, currently injured, presented the prizes. Joint First: Grainne Scully and Tony Smyth, Ann Webb and John Hunt. 2nd Mary O Donovan and Tadgh Power. 3rd Bridget Webb and Kieran Dennehy. Previous result mixed doubles on 14/6/07: 1st: Sheila Sheehan and Ger Flanagan Reminders: Tennis Fees due, payable to any committee member Future Fixtures: Mixed Dbls - Thursday 26th July, Mens Dbls Tuesday 9th August, Ladies Dbls Thursday 16th August

CLAYCASTLE PITCH & PUTT CLUB We are indebted to Walsh s Pharmacy who sponsored the 4 ball competition Wednesday and Friday 11th and 13th July. 1st Nett Maureen Broderick and Michael Dalton, Gross Ed Long and Anthony O Loughlin, 2nd Nett back 6 Seamus Murphy and Ted Healy. Many thanks to Mary Keane Solicitors who sponsored Wedneday and Friday 18th and 20th July 4 ball competition. 1st Nett Joy Bryan and Ed Long, Gross Paddy Mangan and Kieran Hennessy, Mixed Nett Joan Hyde and Michael Shiels

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE HOTEL Thur 26th - Adrian Knight Fri 27th - Cope Foundation Benefit night dancing to Finbarr Dennehy Wed 1st Aug - Youghal Vintage Club Monthly Meeting 9pm Sun 5th - Hotel Disco - ID required Fri 10th - Pobal Scoil Na Trinoide Graduation Dinner Dance

Live Bar Music Every Saturday Night Fri July 27th Mark Ansbro Sat July 28th Barry Aherne Tues July 31st Traditional session with Liam & Ollie Fri Aug 3rd Batty Sat Aug 4th Red & John Sun Aug 5th Harmony Mon Aug 6th Phantom Sound It’s the Ideal Setting for all Business Meetings / Conferences etc Choice of Venues within the Hotel ~ depending on numbers, layout etc. With / without bar facilities / refreshments etc. Comfort & Privacy Guaranteed

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Cork International Folk Dance Festival Open Air Performance At The Market Square

Photo Michael Hussey

The sun came to Youghal and with it a hugely entertaining performance of open-air music, song and dance. Some of the best performers in the Cork International Folk Festival brought with it colour and magic to the East Cork town, including special guest star ’Sefirah’ a belly dancer with the Hungarian Group who performed a dance from the Middle East. Members of the Polish and Hungarian folk dance contingents, along with the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group, Carrigaline kept the large group of locals and tourists alike enthralled for over two hours. Cork’s 96 & 103FM were on site for a ’live link’ as one of the main sponsors of the Festival. Yes, it’s been a long wait but summer has truly finally arrived! The Cork International Folk Dance Festival continues until 22nd July. For further information contact: 021 4372035 or

Polish Folk Dancers

Belly Dancer Sefirah from Budapest, Hungary who performed with the lliosz Dance Group at the market square, Youghal last Thursday. The open air performance was part of the Cork International Folk Dance Festival.

Hungarian Folk Dancers

Congratulations to Trevor O Connell and Angela Farrell, who were married on 7th July 2007 at St. Michael s Church Glendine. Reception afterwards at the Walter Raleigh Hotel. Great day had by all.

Polish Folk Dancers


Fully equipped and ready for immediate takeover. Enquiries please to: Burke Wall Hungarian Folk Dancers


YOUGHAL VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2007 July 14th - 22nd sees the welcome return of the Youghal Visual Arts Festival. The festival will feature work from a host of local, national and international artists many of them well known some not so well known but certainly well worth a look. Following a similar structure to last year with a main Central Gallery, a mile long ’Walking Gallery’, artist led open workshops, further community exhibition. Introducing for the first time an artist’s networking seminar ’Artist’s Quest for Professional Development’ with guest speakers Una McCarthy from the Arts Council of Ireland, Margaret Organ ,Waterford Arts Officer, Ian McDonagh Cork County Arts Officer and Local Gallery owner Wishy Martin. Following the huge success of last year’s festival this year is already shaping up to be bigger and better having attracted the attention of the national arts world with exhibits from renowned artists Pauline Bewick, John Nolan an d John Cullinan to name just a few. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Arts & Library services and with the recent addition of support from Failte Ireland and AOIFE the festival is really starting to flourish. This year there will be more artists, more exhibits, more features, more workshops plus various fringe festivals for more entertainment. For the enthusiast there is also the opportunity to become a ’Friend of the Festival’. For just 25 Friends of the festival will receive a number of privileges including 5% discount on all purchases made during the festival through the Central Gallery, Priority booking for workshops and pre-festival events 5% discount on all festival events during 2007 and a personal invitation to the opening preview. In Brief: " Central Gallery - Situated in the Mall Arts Centre featuring professional local, national and international artists in a themed exhibition entitled ’Elements and Antics’. " ’Walking Gallery’ - Utilising shop and business window spaces on the mile long Main Street of Youghal and beyond creating one of Ireland’s largest public galleries. " Artist Led Workshops - Open to the public these workshops give the opportunity to learn or develop artistic skills. Designed for all ages and all abilities with adult, children and family workshops. Nominal admission fee applies. " ’Artist’s Quest for Professional Development’ conference - One day seminar for all local and visiting professional and emerging artists. The day will focus on the professional development needs of the Artist. " Community and Schools exhibitions - Local churches, community centres and public spaces will host a range of exhibitions. " Special Commission - Funded by the Cork County Council Arts and Library services, Eileen Healy has been awarded the commission to paint a portrait of Frankie Keane, a local horticulturalist who has worked tirelessly to transform and restore some of Youghal’s public green spaces and gardens. This special commission piece will be on show in the Central Gallery. For more see For further information on any of the above listings please feel free to contact us by email [email protected] or by calling Karen or Amanda on 087 4126213.

Chernobyl Aid Youghal Group

Children from Belarus with their host families and Perks staff at the bowling arena

Sasha Lagunovitch, Veranika, Christina and Dan Carlton who enjoyed the fun day at Perks

Ciara Dineen, Chernobyl Children’s Trust, Midleton, with children from Belarus enjoying the holiday in Youghal

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Dancing Thru The Ages Opening Night At The Mall Arts Centre

Photo Michael Hussey

Ann Marie Coleman, Maureen and Paddy Broderick, Therese Foley

Michael Farell, Fair City Actor Gerard Byrne (Malachy) and Sammy Revins who enjoyed the opening show

Janna Morrome, Mary White, Enrico Pantieri and Oona Colin

Tommy Slattery, Jackie Butler and Joe Scanlon

Lisa and William Farrell with Nana Ryan from USA

St. Raphael’s Centre

Photo Michael Hussey

Sisters Helen and Catriona Walsh Eavan Foley and Noreen Kenneally

Jean Kelly and Aileen Ahern

Fr. Joe McGuane, Chaplain to St. Raphael’s Centre, with friends of St. Raphael’s committee and clients at the blessing of the two new vehicles. The vehicles were purchased from the proceeds of the recent open day at the centre.

Fair City Actor Gerard Byrne (Malachy) with Phillis Foley and Paula Goulding from RTE Celebrity Jigs and Reels

Fr. Joe McGuane pictured with friends of St. Raphael’s committee and clients



By Christy Parker

The Spray docked in Youghal Harbour recently Pic: Michael Hussey

One of the more unusual watercraft to visit Youghal in recent years, docked at the Ferry Slip recently. The Spray Dellquay is a steel version of the original Bruce Roberts Spray, a 37-foot wooden rebuilt sloop-rigged fishing boat in which American Joshua Slocum became the first sailor to sail single-handedly around the world. Slocum left Boston Harbour on April 24th 1895 and returned to Newport Rhode Island on June 27th 1889 after sailing 46,000 miles. By comparison the Dellquay arrived in Youghal directly from the Isle of Wight, albeit having negotiated this year’s summer weather. As crewman Robert Sharp put it, "We had the weather on the nose throughout and had to motor nearly all the way." Built in Liverpool in 1999, the boat measures "50 ft inclusive of bow spreads, has a 15ft beam and is gaff-rigged", said owner Robert Few. (There’s a lot of ’Robert’ about the Spray Dellquay!) Originally from the Isle of Wight Mr. Few used to drive 100,000-ton tankers. He is now domiciled in Lowtown, Co. Kildare, where he runs Lowtown Marina on the site of the old CIE Grand Canal Transit Yard. The marina houses over 240 various craft. After his legendary world tour, the original Spray was lost with Captain Slocum aboard in 1909, while sailing from Vineyard Haven on the island of Martha’s Vineyard for the Orinoco River in Venezuela. The Dellquay crew were confident of reaching Kildare refurbishment however. The boat was resting in Youghal while awaiting extra crew. Meanwhile crewman Sharp revealed that he had recommended Youghal as a stopping port after recently visiting the town for a day. "I could sense it’s old seafaring tradition the moment I arrived", he said. "The harbour is ideal for small craft and I know it has a wonderful history too, which I don’t yet know much about. I think they made Moby Dick here", he added innocently. Mr. Sharp, a 46 year-old magazine distributor, took up sailing in his 30’s. He mostly enjoys "bring a boat on a journey" and has voyaged through the Spain/Portugal and the Azores as well as crewing a 65 ketch to Norway. When told of Youghal harbours high hopes of acquiring a marina some day, he hoped, "it doesn’t spoil it for small boats like ours to visit too". Last week as the summer rain fell on the quayside chat, another middle-aged visitor paused to intrude. "This boat gemme back to Bawston?", he joked. He was only 112 years too late.

Gardai and Fire Services clear up the danger on Youghal Bypass Pic: Michael Hussey

A POTENTIAL major disaster was averted on the Youghal bypass recently when a petrol tanker was found to be leaking fuel. The incident, which occurred on Saturday July 14th, saw the bypass closed for nine hours. Emerging details since reveal that major loss of life may have been avoided only pure luck and a vigilant motorist. The drama unfolded at 7.45 a.m. when a motorist noticed petrol dripping from a petrol tanker owned by Ardfinnan Oil Ltd., Co. Tipperary. The tanker was ferrying 28,000 litres of petrol plus a lesser quantity of diesel in seven compartments from Whitegate oil refinery to its home base. The shocked lorry driver immediately shut down his engine and contacted gardai, who were soon on the scene. Two units of Youghal fire brigade under Station Officer Tommy Roche quickly followed and Officer Roche ordered the bypass be closed immediately as the petrol continued to leak slowly onto the verge. Fermoy and Midleton gardai, as well as an Ardmore fire unit and a water tanker from Midleton fire station also attended the scene, as did East Cork Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Francis Murray. A six-inch crack affecting two of its seven chambers was discovered beneath the tanker. "It could easily have ignited and was potentially a major disaster", confirmed Officer Roche. Cork Council supplied special absorbent material to soak over 800 litres of spillage and also located specialised pumping equipment to transfer the petrol to second bulk carrier that arrived from Ardfinnan. It is unknown if the fuel was leaking throughout the journey from Whitegate, through Castlemartyr and Killeagh. Certainly, were it not for the sharp-eyed motorist, it would have journeyed through Clashmore, where a discarded cigarette butt or even a spark from another vehicle could have brought unprecedented catastrophe. Such petrol leakages are extremely rare as carriers are stringently checked. The carrier involved in the bypass incident had been in service for several weeks prior to the incident without any apparent cause for concern. A spokesman for Ardfinnan Oils declined to elaborate on the incident "as there is an investigation ongoing by the Health and Safety Authority". Gardai say they are not investigating the incident. Meanwhile the merciful driver departed the scene almost immediately and his identity is unknown. Probably one of those guardian angel fellows .

Dunnes to Open in Youghal By Michael Twomey YOUGHAL Town Council are set to give the green light to developers which will see Dunnes Stores operating in the town. Kerry group Galvin Developments presented their project to the Council Members on Monday last and asked the Council to rezone the former Murray’s Kitchens and Courestan Carpets site on the Mill Road from non-retail mixed use town centre to town centre. That move would effectively permit convenience retailing including a large supermarket, comparison retailing, including a department store, and the sale of bulky goods. Developer Gerry Galvin said it had taken 3 years and 10 months to get to the stage where he could meet the Council. "It’s taken a lot of hard work. We want to give the modern retailer what they want. I hope our presentation shows our commitment and our word is our bond. This site has not come easy," he said. While Dunnes Stores would be the anchor tenant an additional 17,000 sq feet will be available to prospective companies. Mr. Galvin told the Council that interest has already been shown. "Other companies have shown serious interest but the rezoning has to be done first," he said. Asked what type of stores locals could expect to join Dunnes Stores, he replied. "One is sports looking for plus 6,000sq feet, another is high quality fashion." The presentation outlined what is envisaged for the site known as Indian Point. Architects stated that the current height of the site would not be altered and would not obstruct the view of residential homes behind the building. Council members reacted very favourably to the presentation. Cllr, Barbara Murray welcomed the news but expressed some caution about the location of the project, citing the effects on smaller retailers on the main street. "We don’t want to crucify the town centre. We don’t want to see coffee shops, hairdressers, these types of businesses there," she said. The Cllr. added the project was ’sensitively designed’ and presented by ’credible developers’. Cllr. Mary Linehan-Foley said. "This is very exciting for Youghal. Everybody has been waiting for Dunnes to come. I know what Cllr. Murray is saying but I think we should bring in as much as we can; people want choice. I know the Chamber of Commerce were nervous about Lidl and Tesco but they have been good for Youghal. It will have a great knock-on effect for the town." Cllr. Casey wanted to know what time frame is on the project once rezoning is agreed. Mr. Galvin said it ’would probably be in 2009’. Cllr. Casey then asked how many would be employed by the project. Mr. Galvin estimated that ’100 plus’ would be employed at construction stage with ’approximately 120’ employed in the retail stores. Cllr. Liam Burke said the proposed arrival of Dunnes Stores was ’wonderful news for Youghal’. He added that Dunnes would ’offer a counter balance to LIDL and Tesco’. "As far as I know Dunnes is 100% Irish owned," he added. The Cllr. asked if some recognition of Youghal’s heritage could be incorporated into the design of the project to make it ’unique to Youghal’. Architect for the project Joe Doyle replied that while Dunnes has ’a corporate facia that they want’ the other 17,000sq feet of retail space was open to design ideas in conjunction with the developer. "The more leverage the Council gives in the rezoning the more we can do. We want a project that is modern and contemporary but respects history," he said. The architect then took up the concerns expressed by Cllr. Murray on behalf of main street businesses. "Youghal is the capital of east Cork. A shut down high street is no good for us. Shopping is a leisure activity and people won’t spend time in just one place. More variety anchors the whole town, creates a spin-off. People who are drawn into Dunnes will take up the retail trail into the town centre," he said. He also argued that the development would offer an ’enormous opportunity for comparison retailing’ and that the ’rising tide would lift all the boats’. He added that Gerry Galvin has a motto that the project will be built around. "When you re doing something leave something for the other guy and that is what we will be doing. Dunnes on its own won’t work. You should show the courage to grab this as it could be the catalyst for regeneration," he said. Cllr. Revins said the presentation had ’answered all their questions’. He contin-

ued. "I’m behind this 100%. I have a business and I’m not worried about Dunnes coming. Youghal needs this, don’t let this opportunity slip." Mayor David Savage joined the chorus of approval. "This is a top drawer project. It’s fantastic that you have chosen Youghal. This Council is pro-development. There is a certain amount of fear from town retailers but they are resilient and when the dust settles they will see this is good for the town. This is an opportunity to boost commercial viability," he said. The Mayor added that the purchaser of the site was ’the town’s best kept secret’. Local resident Kieran Cliff who made Galvin Developments aware of the site’s availability in 2003 commented on the need for urgency. "To get Dunnes in deserves great praise. Rezone quickly; if we don’t other towns will," he said. The Town Clerk spoke to members after the meeting, advising them on the next steps to be taken. "All the details the developer gave are in line with the National Development Guidelines, that is very important to note. A four week public consultation process will begin in mid-August with councillors then making a decision in view of submissions. I would suggest that the rezoning process would be a new type of zoning. This will be retail mixed uses restricted. That means it will be specific to site (Dunnes) size and cannot be varied. There will be one anchor tenant with other units of such size that allows flexibility. This safeguards the Council against the developer selling on. All our dealings with Galvin Developments have shown them to be fair, honest and true to their word. They have a national reputation. This project coincides with the aspirations of the Town Development Plan. The town over the past two decades has not been commercially sustainable," he said. The project is the first time Galvin Developments has built outside Kerry. Mr. Galvin had observed earlier: "This is our first development out of Kerry, we want it to work. Subject to the Council’s decision to rezone, fine tuning of prospective businesses and appeals to subsequent planning, Dunnes Stores should open its doors to the Youghal shopping public in October 2009.

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Youghal s Annual Triathlon Sponsored by Quality Hotels

Photo Michael Hussey

Pat McCarthy from the Red Cross and Garda Darren Feehan

Tri-Athletes fresh from the swim make a dash for their bikes

Youghal Marathon Man Sean Bulman races to the finish

Brian Fitzgerald races to mount his bike

Winner Trevor Woods approaching the finishing line

RNLI and emergency boats oversee the event

Massage Therapist Angela O’Brien with a tri-athlete

Claire and Mary McAuliffe

Mark Nolan of the emergency crew patrolling the waters

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Maurice Delaney and his daughter watching the cyclists

Massage Therapists Caroline O’ Driscoll and Marguerite Hurton attend to Shane Ruddy

The 5th East Cork Early Music Festival is on from 19-23 September 2007. From Cork city to Youghal, from early brass instruments to 19th century piano to baroque and traditional fiddle, our ever-growing programme promises a feast for the ears, with evening and lunchtime concerts, and master classes spread over five days. The East Cork Early Music Festival, founded in 2003, has attracted capacity audiences from all over Ireland and beyond. Attractive historic venues, such as Fota House, Cloyne Cathedral, and St. Mary s Collegiate Church in Youghal, are the settings for the best music from ninth to nineteenth centuries, all performed on instruments appropriate to the periods and in a style that is as lively today as it is true to the way it sounded then. Top international stars like Elizabeth Wallfisch, baroque violin, Wilbert Hazelzet and Rachel Brown, baroque flute, Gerry O Connor, traditional fiddle, the London Handel Players, John Elwes, tenor, and many more perform a varied and innovative programme alongside the best Irish musicians in the field. Full programme details are available on our website,, or by phoning 021 463 6761. Booking is through the Cork Opera House [contact details] Bach s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and his triple concerto for three harpsichords can be heard in a gala concert presented in association with the Cork School of Music, CIT, in their new Curtis Auditorium. Schubert s classic song cycle Die Winterreise will be heard with an original Clementi Square Piano from Schubert s own day, kindly loaned by the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In the intimate and gorgeous surroundings of Fota House pioneering tenor John Elwes will be accompanied by pianist Una Hunt. On the forerunners of modern brass instruments, sweet sounding cornetts and sackbuts, London-based ensemble QuintEssential will perform music in the Venetian tradition in Cloyne Cathedral, as well as performing in schools in East Cork.

CORKBEG ROAD RACE A record number of just over 100 athletes turned out for the eleventh annual Corkbeg 5-mile road race, organised by East Cork AC in conjunction with the Corkbeg Sports & Social Club. Held from the picturesque venue overlooking Cork Harbour, conditions were ideal with the tempting aroma of the barbeque in aid of Enable Ireland welcoming the runners back to the finish. There was a unique Ballincurrig double as James McCarthy and Linda Geary took the individual honours, representing their respective East Cork and Midleton clubs. A sponsored walk was also held over the course in conjunction and this, along with the barbeque, raised a sizeable sum for Enable Ireland on what was an enjoyable (if somewhat rare!) summers’ evening. Results 1 J McCarthy (East Cork) 26:25; 2 C O’Connell (St Finbarrs, M40) 26:32; 3 F Hayes (East Cork) 27:56; 4 D McCarthy (East Cork, M40) 28:15; 5 N Curtin (Youghal, M40) 28:24; 6 B Healy (Youghal) 28:41; 7 K Wilmot (Bandon) 28:53; 8 E Meade (East Cork, M40) 29:01; 9 D Coffey (Millstreet) 29:03. M40: 5 N O’Regan (Midleton) 29:07. M45: 1 S Byczek (Midleton) 29:52; 2 D Carroll (Eagle) 30:46; 3 S O’Mahony (Skibbereen) 30:58. M50: 1 T Cody (Midleton) 29:47; 2 J Murphy (Eagle) 33:30; 3 N Aherne (Midleton) 33:44. M55: 1 F Cashman (East Cork) 31:02; 2 P Twomey (Eagle) 32:27; 3 J Walshe (East Cork) 36:17. MJ: 1 K O’Leary (Glenbower) 30:03. Women: 1 L Geary (Midleton) 32:39; 2 M Nolan (Midleton) 34:01; 3 S Drennan (Midleton, F40) 34:27; 4 F Dukelow (Midleton, F35) 34:35; 5 C O’Callaghan (unatt) 36:47; 6 C Garvey (Eagle) 36:55; 7 S Kiernan (Eagle) 38:09; 8 A Geary (unatt) 38:15; 9 L Buckley (Eagle) 38:39; 10 C Mellerick (unatt, F35) 39:49. F40: 2 M O’Keeffe (Midleton) 43:37. F45: 1 J McCarthy (Midleton) 47:01. F50: 1 K O’Brien (East Cork) 39:52; 2 M Barry (Midleton) 41:14; 3 R Foley (unatt) 42:54. Wheelchair: 1 J Forde (Blarney-Inniscarra, M55) 41:48.

Youghal Scouts at Summer Camp in Penllegaer

SiobhÆn Armstrong, the founder of the Historical Harp Society of Ireland, will bring a collection of replica harps for a hands-on workshop on the magical instrument, so central to Ireland s heritage. Flautist Rachel Brown in association with Cork School of Music CIT offers a day of classes with a lunchtime recital, ideal for all those interested in the wooden, one-keyed baroque flute. Camerata Kilkenny, with internationally known musicians Sarah Cunningham, Malcolm Proud, Elizabeth Wallfisch, and Wilbert Hazelzet, plays enchanting chamber music by Telemann, Bach, and Buxtehude, while Cork s own Beyond the Pale offer a fsacinating selection of 17th century repertoire. Exceptional young lutenist Richard Sweeney returns to the festival for a solo recital on the baroque lute. Group of scouts take a break from activities in Penllegaer

Residents and staff of Cois Abhann pictured at an 80th birthday party for Mary Butler Cronin recently

Climbing was one of the many activities enjoyed on the trip

Cumann Luthchleas Gael Eochaill Match Reports Minor Hurling: 12-07-07 - Copperalley Eochaill 6-9 Abbeyside 0-10 This team is putting in a mighty effort in training and in the number of matches being played. Fair play to all concerned. Go neiri libh. Foireann: Shane Spillane, Stephen Kelly, Brendan O’Regan, Stephen Curtin, Daniel Savage, John Quill, Barry Gleeson, Michael Coleman, Micheal Cronin(0-1), David Ryan (0-1), Ed. Flavin(0-3), Fergus Griffin(3-2), Simon O Herlihy, Garry O’Sullivan(0-1), Daniel Mulcahy(3-1). Sub: David Scanlon Junior Hurling Championship: 11.07.07 - Ballynoe Eochaill: 0-10 Watergrasshill 0-10 Very encouraging performance and a great boost for the club. Team played really well and through what we’ll call "bad luck" was held to a draw. Maith Sibh! Foireann: Shane Spillane, Stephen Kelly, Trevor Griffin, Paul Kennedy, Daniel Savage, Martin O’Brien(Captaen), Ed.Flavin, Bill Cooper(0-2), Jonathan Ormonde(0-1), Darren Feehan, James Wade(0-1), Brett Moloney, Fergus Griffin, Dermot O’Sullivan(0-1), Conor Spillane (0-5) Subs: Kevin Lonergan, David Coyne, Brendan O’Regan, Barry Gleeson, Garry O’Sullivan, Daniel Mulcahy, Stephen Curtin. Junior Hurling Championship REPLAY: 15.07.07 - Ballynoe Eochaill: 1-11 Watergrasshill 1-13 Missed the boat the first day, through sheet "bad luck". Nevertheless a courageous display and hopefully all players will make themselves available for future games. Foireann: Shane Spillane, Stephen Kelly, Trevor Griffin, Paul Kennedy, Daniel Savage, Martin O’Brien(Captaen), Patrick O’Mahony, Brett Moloney, Jonathan Ormonde, Darren Feehan, Bill Cooper, Ed. Flavin, James Wade, Dermot O’Sullivan, Conor Spillane Subs: Kevin Lonergan, Fergus Griffin, Brendan O’Regan, Barry Gleeson, Garry O’Sullivan, Daniel Mulcahy. CLUB ARAS: Tuesday 24th July: 45 Drive9.00pm Friday 27th July: Function Saturday 28th July: Function Tuesday 31st July: 45 Drive9.00pm Friday 3rd August: Function Saturday 4th August: Function Sunday 5th August" Lazy River Band (Peter Lee) SOCRAITHE Tuesday 24th July: Minor Hurling C’ship: Eochaill v Carrignavar: Carrigtwohill 7.30pm Friday 27th July: Jun.F’Ball League: Eochaill v Glanmire: Copperalley 7.30pm COMHGHAIRDEACHAS- AARON KENNY Aaron Kenny on winning a Munster Football Medal with Cork U.16 Footballers. The team had a fine win over Limerick, in Askeaton on Sat. 14th July. Aaron was the only member of the Cork team from East Cork. Well done. His Eochaill teammates and all others who travelled to support him had a great day. COMHGHAIRDEACHAS- LEIGH DESMOND Comhghairdeachas also to Leigh Desmond who is a member of the Cork Under 21 Hurling team, through to the Munster Hurling Final, following victories over Tipperary and Clare. DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: The MUNSTER U.21 HURLING FINAL Cork v Waterford, takes place on WEDNESDAY 1st August, in Walsh Park Waterford. Come out and support Leigh and the Cork team on the night.

45 Drive Results: Tuesday 10th July 1st Eileen & Bernie 2nd & 3rd Divided: Anne & Dick, Mick & Sheelagh, Leonard & Joy, Angeline & Ann Best of lat 5: Sheila & Mary Last Game: Teresa & Sheila 45 Drive Results: Tuesday 17th July 1st Ann & Dick 2nd Gene & Maighread 3rd Divided: Angeline & Sharon, Sheila & Teresa Best of lat 5: Eileen & Bernie Last Game: Kevin & Dermot LOTTO LOTTO LOTTO: Support our Club Lotto, Minimum Jackpot EURO 2,500. Lotto takes place every Monday night at Club Aras at 8pm. Tickets at 2 EURO each available from usual outlets and any club member. LOTTO HOLIDAY DRAW The following are the entries, from the last two weeks LOTTO for the Holiday Draw. 9th July: Brian Wade Seller: Brian Wade B.Hennessy Seller: Dan Long Carmel McCarthy Seller: Assumpta Parkr Esther Lyons Seller: Dan Long Sarah O’Connor Seller: Liam Moynihan 16th July: Mce. O’Mahony Seller: T. O’Mahony Willie O’Mahony Seller: Dan Long P.McGrath BWH Seller: Aoife Lawlor Amy White Seller: Hair Design Joy Bryan Seller: Club Aras

A Feast of Things to do in East Cork Hot off the press this week is a brand new double act map, depicting the huge diversity of things to see and to do in the East Cork and Blackwater area. This wealth of information is in the form of an Activities, Heritage and Garden Trail combined on a simple double sided tear-off sheet. Ryan Howard, Chairman of East Cork Tourism, noted, This new promotional tool will be distributed throughout Tourism Information Offices in the South West Region and in the Waterford area. Stena Line has also agreed to put the map pads on their ships and at the ports of Rosslare, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Ryan went on to add, Naturally, they will also be available to our tourism providers for their guests. Work commenced on this project recently and it is hoped that these trails will be further developed. Different activities and heritage interests are depicted with numbered symbols and all are included on the index - with so much going on, it was quite difficult to fit everything in, noted Margot Mulcahy of East Cork Tourism. Going forward, these maps will be fine tuned and amended on an annual basis. Margot went on to add The maps were developed initially as part of the DART project with Blackwater and we decided to utilise these to encourage visitors to stay in the East Cork area longer - as a great base for exploration! We are also currently participating in the Failte Ireland Mergo Tourism Network so this was also a great opportunity to forge stronger links with our network partners in North Cork. The development of the Heritage and Activity Map Trails is supported by ECAD Ltd and East Cork Tourism would also like to note the support of the Town Councils in Midleton, Youghal and Cobh. For further information contact East Cork Tourism 0818 300060 Email [email protected] Web

Youghal Athletic Club Sponsored by Youghal Credit Union Bronze For Michael Healy In Schools International Michael Healy created history on Saturday last when he won a bronze medal in the Boys High Jump at the Schools International Championships in Newport in Wales. Michael produced a new personal best of 1.85m to win Pobalscoil na Trinoide’s first ever medal in these championships. He had a very narrow miss at 1.90m when the silver medal was within his grasp. Nikita Savage had a best of 2.40m in the girls Pole Vault to finish in 6th place. Michael and Nikita are the first athletes from Pobalscoil na Trinoide to compete in an International Competition. Both athletes will be able to compete in this competition again next year. All Ireland Senior Championships Congratulations to Sarah Ryan and James Flanagan who competed in the All Ireland Senior Track & Field Championships in Santry at the weekend. Sarah finished in 4th place and James finished in 6th place in their pole vault competitions. Celtic Games Congratulations to Sarah Ryan on her selection on the Irish Team for the Celtic Games which will be held in Antrim on August 4th. Youghal Athletes had a good weekend in Tullamore at the All Ireland Juvenile Championships on 14th & 15th July, where they won six All Ireland medals. Nikita Savage and Sarah Ryan both won gold medals in the Pole Vault Competitions Nikita Savage won the U16 Girls Pole Vault Title with a clearance of 2.20m to take her first ever All Ireland club title; Nikita already won the schools title earlier in the season and a place on the Schools International Team. Sarah Ryan took the U18 girls Pole Vault Title with a clearance of 2.60m this not alone won the gold medal for Sarah but also secured her a place on the Celtic International Team for the upcoming Internationals in Antrim on August 4th. This will be Sarah’s second time on International duty in just twelve months and shows why she is so highly rated as one of the upcoming talents of women’s Pole Vault Michael Healy shows why he is so highly rated as a high jumper by taking Silver in the U17 High Jump with a clearance of 1.81 metres, equalling his P.B. Michael also took silver in the U17 Pole Vault with a new P.B of 3 metres a big improvement for last years 2.20. Michael finished 5th in the Triple jump in what was a close affair for the bronze with 30 centimetres separating 3rd 4th and 5th. Ray Kelly finished 3rd in the U18 Boys Pole Vault with a clearance of 2.40 metres equalling his P.B. Ray spent most of the season out with a broken leg and showed great spirit to get among the medals. Patricia Curtin was 3rd in the Girls U14 Javelin with a throw of over 25 metres. Patricia showed great form all through the competition with all her throws over 23 metres. Patricia was in the top 3 after the first round and held on to get the Bronze medal David Ryan finished 4th in the Boys U 16 Javelin competition with a throw in excess of 36 metres. David finished 3rd in the Munster Championships to qualify for the all Irelands and on Sunday he beat the lads that were a head in Munster

In Memoriam 4th Anniversary

~ Sean Kearns ~ In Loving Memory of our Father Sean Who died on 27th July 2003

There is always a face before us, A voice we would love to hear. A smile we will always remember, Of a father we loved so dear. As life goes on without you, And days turn into years, It holds a million memories, And a thousand silent tears.

Sharon, Jackie, Kevin, Mandy, Angela and their families IRELAND WIN THE JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP

Youghals Christopher Cooney helped Ireland’s Under 14 Snooker Team with the Junior International Challenge Cup in Carlow on 14h/1Sth July. Christopher, a member of Youghal CYMS, was part of a six-man team who defeated Qatar and Wales by 1 frame to take the Challenge Cup for the first time in six years. Along with 2 other players - Josh Boileau and Daniel Dempsey Christopher was making his Irish debut and performed admirably and contributed to the Irish victory in the six matches he played. The quality of the opponent, the pressure and tension he experienced will stand to him in good stead for the future. The 13 year old becomes our second junior member to represent his country (2006 James Hennessy) and the first Youghal player to be part of an Irish team to win an International event. Irish Team (L to R) Josh Boileau (Naas), Christopher Cooney (Youghal), Daniel Dempsey (Monasterevin), Andrew Gray (Waterford), David Cassidy (Cork) and Daniel O’Regan (Macroom). On Thursday July 14th Youghal juniors travelled to Carlow to play Qatar in a friendly and lost 22 frames to 20. An excellent performance by a very young Youghal team consisting of Ger Kelly, Simon Herlihy, Sammy Hassen, James Hennessy, Dane Ring, Corey Maloney, Aaron Tobin and Christopher Cooney.Great wins for Sammy Hassan and Simon Herlihy were highlights of the excellent Youghal performance.

Galleon 2007 Galleon, one of the most popular folk& ballad acts to have ever graced a stage, are about to set sail yet again. It will be a short voyage, a concert in the East Avenue in Killarney on Saturday August 24th and a second concert in the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal on August 4th. The band were formed in 1979 and from their base in Cork travelled far and wide. It is fair to say that by the time Galleon retired in 2002 the band had made a significant contribution to the entertainment scene from Cork to New York, and many places in between. Regular tours of Britain, Europe, Canada and the United States ensued but the lads never lost touch with their enthusiastic fan base in Ireland. Galleon was founded by 5 guys who worked together in a hospital in Cork. They found that gigging was the perfect antidote to the demands of their daily work and throughout their 23 years on the road there were very few changes in personel The line up for the 2007 tour is the same as those who performed in 2005 reunion concert. All have been members of Galleon at one time or another. The line up is Mick Mangan. On Guitar and vocals, Tim’O’Sullivan, on guitar, percussion and vocals, Ger Walsh, on Guitar, mandoline, banjo, whistles and vocals And the inimitable Declan Lynch, on Bodhran, vocals and creating general mayhem. These are four of the original members of Galleon and they will be joined on stage by Andy Dunne on Guitars and vocals, Paul Seymour on keyboards and vocals and Johnny Campbell on Bass Guitar and vocals. This is a cocktail of troubadours who have sailed aboard the good ship Galleon for different stages of its musical voyage. During its 23 year career the band has produced numerous c.d’s appeared on a host of t.v. shows including "The Late Late Show" Live at Three and also on coast to coast t.v. in Canada. They also did a one hour special "Galleon Live in The Subway" for German National t.v. When their recording career began vinyl was still the most popular recording medium, in fact, c.d.’s had not been heard of, one of the ventures the band will never be allowed to forget was to bring out a record celebrating Kerry’s 5 in a row all Ireland victories. The song got lots of airplay in the weeks leading up to the final but unfortunately Kerry failed to win and the rest is history. The Sunday World newspaper awarded the band "The Gobshite of the year award" for 1982, a now treasured possession of the lads. Rather than let this be seen as a setback it was onwards and upwards for the Galleon boys. The bands repertoire Was not simply based on "gimmicky" songs. Each band member is a vocalist of some note and each had a fondness for particular musical styles and songwriters and this materiel was reflected in the stage show. In fact a lot of the songs performed by the band through the years were penned by the band members themselves. They gave the music new life and the choruses were powerful and with harmonies unique to Galleon Around Christmas 2003 during a party the members of the band discussed the possibility of a reunion concert. After a lot of organisation this took place in Rochestown Park Hotel in October 2004. The concert was a complete sell out and more importantly the band got a tremendous "buzz" from the experience. There were two more concerts in Ireland that year and five in Germany where Galleon were particularly popular. Now the 2006 tour is upon us and the Irish schedule is: The Walter Raleigh Youghal 4th August The East Avenue Killarney 24th August

Galleon In Concert

At The Walter Raleigh Hotel Sunday, 4th August Doors open 8.30pm. Admission 15 Tickets limited and available at The Walter Raleigh Hotel and Cree s Card Shop

Chernobyl Aid Youghal Group Philip and Sal Tivy very kindly invited our group of fourteen children, their interpreter and lots of Irish pals, to an afternoon of fun at Perks. The children raced from carousel to ghost train, from pool to bowling and it was a joy to watch them. Chernobyl Aid is ten years old this year. During that time we have provided hundreds of holidays for children from the contaminated areas of Belarus and we have sent convoys with voluntary workers and building materials to Grozovska Orphanage, where many of our children live and go to school. It is our aim to transform the lives of the children who live there by restoration and ongoing maintenance at the orphanage. Life in Belarus for these children is grim and difficult. It is a huge privilege to be able to share the wonderful place in which we live with them for a short time each year. One month away from Belarus extends the anticipated lifespan of a child by two years. When they are here they enjoy fresh air, clean good food, and most importantly, they experience family life and one to one attention. We could not continue our work without the support of very many people and our special thanks to Phillip and Sal Tivy, management and staff at Perks for their kindness and generosity. We all had a fabulous time.

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YOUGHAL LIFEBOAT OPEN DAY The Youghal Lifeboat Station is to hold an open day on Sunday August 5th between 11am and 5pm. Come along and meet the crews, see the atlantic 75 class lifeboat Patricia Jennings and view all of the stations rescue equipment. Lifebaot souvenirs for sale at the event.

Youghal News Next Issue August 9th

Youghal Gets it s Own Tourism Development Officer

QUALITY HOLIDAY PROPERTIES REQUIRED! Imagine Ireland is the UK’s fastest growing Irish Cottage/Holiday Home Rental Agency. Now in our 4th successful year, we urgently require quality coastal holiday properties for the 2008 holiday season.

Youghal has a new Tourism Development Officer - named Aileen Ahern, appointed by the Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group. Aileen hails from nearby Midleton, and arrives with a wealth of experience in the Tourism Marketing field. Starting her career in Tourism in The Jameson Experience, Midleton, Aileen moved to Dublin in 1997 with the launch of The Old Jameson Distillery, in Dublin. She progressed her career to become Marketing Manager of Irish Distillers Visitor Centres, while along the way gained a degree in Marketing from The Marketing Institute of Ireland. Aileen says of her appointment: "It is ultimately my remit to maximise exposure for Youghal as a Tourism Destination. I intend doing this through the generation of positive publicity in the media and all other outputs available to me. However, this can only be achieved with the concerted input and co-operation of the people of Youghal. I call on the people of Youghal to work with me, and with each other in these efforts. Let’s tell everyone something we already know to be true - that Youghal truly is the number one seaside resort in the South East!" Other areas Aileen intends to focus on will be the roll-out of various marketing initiatives. Cllr Barbara Murray, (also Director of Socio-Economic Development Group) noted: "We have waited a long time to get a dedicated Tourism Officer for Youghal. We are thrilled with Aileen’s appointment." Barbara also added "This is a huge positive for Youghal, we truly deserve it, and it can only serve to maximise the potential of attracting more visitors to Youghal." Aileen is currently based in the Youghal Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Offices in Market Square, every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm You can contact her on: Tel: 024 93905 (Direct) Mob: (086) 1703128 or email: [email protected]

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Mother and daughter Joan and Lucy Collins pictured with family and friends at the fundraising coffee afternoon at their home in Ballymacask. The pair will depart for Asia on the 21st for a fortnight’s voluntary work at the Vajira Sri Rehabilitation Centre in the capital Colombo.

Tracy Kenneally marketing executive for Blackwater Homes and Ursula O’Neill present a cheque of 3,146 to Brendan and Juliette Casey

Youghal Cycalists John Terry, Joe O Dea, Johnathan Tobin, Johnny Bulman and Brian Sanders pictured, completed The Charity Ring of Kerry which was 112 miles on the 7th July

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Cois Abhann Charity Walk and Fundraiser for Sensory Garden Photo Michael Hussey

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Golf Rugby Club Classic Photo Michael Hussey

Sammy Revins presenting a cheque for 3,700 to Una Cronin, Acting Matron. Picture includes residents and staff of Cois Abhann and members of the women’s group, Cuman na Daoine and Sensory Garden fundraisers who took part in the annual walk

Youghal RFC Finance Committee: Ronan Mohally, Laura O’Neill, Willie Morris, President YRFC; Der Heahy, President IRFU; Johnny Fitzgibbon, Charlie O’Neill, Denis Broderick, Danny Mac Sweeney

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Sammy Revins with Mary Adams and Bridie Cotter

Joan Harrington, Mary Healy and Mary Adams

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Youghal Golf Club News YOUGHAL - LADIES Wed 11th July - 18 Holes Singles Stableford Breast Cancer Research Silver 1st Gillian O’ Leary Scr 38pts 2nd Fidelma O’ Connell (19) 35pts BG Marian Sweeney (5) 26gross 3rd Maeve Troupe Kelly (14) 35pts Bronze 1st Kay Curtin (24) 38pts 2nd Paula Brennan (36) 37pts 3rd Ann Galvin (23) 37pts 4th Noreen Cronin (26) 36pts 5th Mary O’ Regan (26) 33pts Fixtures: Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th July Lady Captain’s Prize (Dr. Deirdre O’ Brien) 36 Holes Singles Stroke JUNIOR GOLF Thursday 12th July Cat 1 - 18 Holes 1st Steven Prendergast (6) 39pts 2nd Sam Singleton (20) 39pts 3rd Robert Cullinane (26) 37pts 4th Edel Coyne (17) 37pts Cat 2 - 15 Holes 1st Clement Ruxton (28) 33pts 2 Stephen Cheasty (30) 21pts Cat 3 - 9 Holes 1st Colin Kennaghan 2nd David Cotter GENTS Friday 13th & Sunday 15th July Open 18 Holes Singles Stroke Sponsored by: Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, Youghal. 1st Donal Cregan (13) 66 nett 2nd Derek Kiely (15) 68 nett BG James Ormonde (4) 73 gross - Tralee 3rd Joe Fitzgerald (16) 69 nett Best Fri: Kevin Landers (13) 70 nett Best Sun: Alan Morrison Walsh (9) 70 nett CSS Fri: 70 - Sun: 72 Presentation of prizes Friday 20th July at 10pm Fixtures: Friday 27th July Commencement of Open Fortnight Members please note that the draw has been made for the George Ward Memorial Mixed Foursomes Matchplay LADIES Wed 18th July Open 3ball Sponsored by: Heat Merchants 1st Miriam Mc Mahon (21) Mary Pomphrett (31) Breda O’ Donoghue (35) 89pts 2nd Ann Ladd (6) Phil o’ Sullivan (18) Mary Hanley (19) 86pts 3rd Sally Pope (16) Margaret Power (25) Catherine Pearse (26) 79pts 4th H Costello (7) B Bolster (8) Sheila Grace (12) 77pts Fixtures: Wed 1st August - Ladies Open Fourball Sponsored by: Allied Irish Bank Wednesday 8th August - Ladies Open Threeball Sponsored by: Yew Tree Design JUNIOR GOLF Thursday 19th July Dr. P.J. Connolly Memorial Trophy Sponsored by: The Connolly Family Winner: Barry Hayes (20) 39pts Cat 1 1st Steven Prendergast (6) 39pts 2nd Alan Hayes (14) 38pts BG Alan Morrison Walsh (8) 29pts 3rd Robert Cullinane (26) 37pts Cat 2 1st Conor Farrell (27) 33pts 2nd Stephen Cheasty (30) 25pts Cat 3 1st Craig Butler (36) 22pts 2nd Ollie Dempsey (36) 20pts Fixtures: Thursday 26th July Captain’s Prize to the Juniors Tee Time: 8am MIXED FOURSOMES Fri 20th July Open 13 Holes Sponsored by: Breeda & Tommy Curtin 1st Barry Curtin & Kitty O’ Sullivan 2nd Maeve Troupe Kelly & Michael Halpin BG Kay Curtin & Albert Ruxton 3rd Maura O’ Leary & Andy Clayworth 4th Amanda & Tony Coyne 5th Catherine Kearney & Patsy O’ Regan Fixtures: Fri 27th July at 4.30pm Open 13 Holes Mixed Foursomes Friday 3rd August at 4.30pm Open 13 Holes Mixed Foursomes Sponsored by: The Nook GENTS Fri 20th & Sat 21st & Sun 22nd July Open 18 Holes Singles Stableford Sponsored by: Blackwater Homes 1st George Bulman (14) 43pts 2nd William Joyce (13) 41pts BG Paul Moylan (2) 34pts 3rd Billy Joyce (11) 39pts 4th Michael Ryan (13) 39pts Best Fri: Brian Montgomery (17) 38pts Best Sat: Denis Mc Carthy (19) 39pts Best Sun: Eoin Keniry (16) 38pts CSS Fri & Sat: 71 - Sun: 72 Presentation of prizes on Friday 3rd August at 10pm Fixtures: Friday 27th July commencement of Open Fortnight Fri 27th - Sat 28th - Sun 29th July Open Singles Sponsored by: O’ Neill’s Oil Mon 30th & Tues 31st July - Open Singles Sponsored by: ELBA Office Products Ltd., Thursday 2nd August - Open Fourball Sponsored by: East Cork Oil Co. Fri 3rd - Sat 4th - Sun 5th August - Open Singles Sponsored by: Coleman Family, U.S.A. Congratulations to Stephen and Michael, who both finished 2nd, in their respective categories under 16’s and 18’s respectively, in the Munster Short Game Competition held recently at Muskerry Golf Club.This entails players hitting the ball from ten different positions, including a bunker, and holing out. There was a large entry with one player in each category from every club in Munster eligible to enter. There is no doubt that with upcoming golfers of

the caliber of Stephen and Michael the future of golf in Yougal is secure. All credit for the health of junior golf in Youghal must go to P.Moylan, Eileen Farrell, and Liam Kelly for their time and effort. Congratulations also to the Coyne twins. They are fine ambassadors, both young men and young ladies, for Youghal Golf Club, and very good examples for their peers to emulate.

John Walsh president of Youghal Golf Club with young talents Steven Prendergast and Michael Coleman

Edel and Amanda Coyne with Mr. Seamus Kearney, captain at Youghal Golf Club

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Summer Camp 16th - 18th August 2007

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Youghal Triathlon 2007

Winner Trevor Woods( Centre)- 2nd Michael Lyons

Colm Turner (Left) and 3rd

Derry O’Reilly, Rodney Ates and Don O’Reilly

Brian Sanders

Vincent, Catherine, Pete and Dylan Lucey

Photo Michael Hussey

Coran O’Reilly

Lesley Ryan and Sharon Hodnett

Kevin O’Leary, Claire McAuliffe and Brian Whyte

Donie and Aoibhe Daly

4 Tops Team Seamus Kelly and Brian Fitzgerald

Tara, David, Ben and Aishah McCarthy

Triathlon chairman Tommy Roche directing the athletes

Beth Costigan

TRIATHLON 07 ANOTHER SEASIDE SUCCESS By Christy Parker Under an unseasonably serene sky for 2007, Youghal’s Seventh annual Youghal Triathlon took place last Saturday. Before about 200 onlookers over 300 athletes from throughout Ireland and beyond, aged 16 to 54, of which 44 were female, walked into the Claycastle sea at 10.30 am on the first leg of a three-part challenge that some of us find exhausting just to remember. Some were serious athletes, many just fitness & fun enthusiasts. Then, having swum 750 metres, most of them immediately proceeded to cycle 20km to Killeagh and back before running 5km. All this in the one morning mind you! Madness!! Trevor Woods had done it all the fastest for five of the past six years. He was absent on the other year and even then he’s so good it wouldn’t have surprised anyone if he’d won it anyway. The 36 year-old from Tyrone is an exercise physiologist (obviously!) in UCC. He weighs 10st 5lbs, about .0005 ounces of which is fat and prefers calm seas as "heavy tides throw me around a bit", he reveals. Recently Trevor broke the Irish record for longer-distance triathlon (about nine hours) in his inaugural participation in the Ironman championships in Austria. Last Saturday he emerged from the water after 9mins 32 seconds, came back from Killeagh another 27.46 later and completed his run in 22. 07. The run actually took him 14 seconds longer than 20 year-old Colm Turner from Limerick but his total of 1.00.04 still gave him 17 seconds to spare over his young opponent and crown pretender. Getting wed in three months, Trevor collected a Quality Hotel weekend for two and 200, part of a 3,000 prize package from main sponsors Quality Hotels, Club Energizer Sports, Youghal Town Council and Youghal Festivals. Quality Hotels probably don’t bother asking Trevor for the key any more when he checks out. Few people are as happy or as convivial in their pursuit as Trevor, who has been running triathlons since 1989. "I do it because I like the lifestyle," he smiles, expounding the logic of all masochists. He finds it "helps to keep the weight off" and "being able to go for a run and not feel exhausted afterwards" delights him. So there you are -the best way to avoid fatigue after a run is to go for a swim and a long cycle first! Trevor favours the cycling discipline, in the first indication that he may be getting lazy. He intends trying for an eight title next year and wants to be the best, if not overall then within his age group, for many more. He cycled back to Cork afterwards. I suppose it’s cheaper than the bus. The triathlon included various age group contests, each of which carried financial prizes. Meanwhile the fastest lady was Limerick’s Aibhe Healy -in the F30-34 age group- who completed 29th overall in 1.14.27. Sean O’Bulmain, one of about 20 local competitors, was the top Youghal competitor, finishing 36th overall in 1.15.52 and 3rd in the M40-44. Elizabeth (Beth) Costigan, from Rochester New York proved an intriguing participant. Currently holidaying with her parents in Ardmore, she is a photo-journalism student and wished to accompany local photographer Michael Hussey on a few assignments. However, on hearing of the triathlon, she opted to compete instead. Beth managed to borrow a one-speed bike and the requisite paraphernalia needed to contest her first ever triathlon. She finished a creditable 144th in 1.31.16, taking second in the F20-24. "I’ve been training for something but I didn’t know what", she then explained, having found her vocation. It was "fun" she said in the way Americans describe stuff they survive. "The water was freezing though," she added. "I hadn’t swam in the ocean since I lived for six months in Ardmore seven years ago. But yeah, it was fun," she repeats. As some of us slowly recover from standing for over 90 minutes that, I suppose, explains it all. On behalf of the triathlon organising committee, chairman Tommy Roche wishes to thanks the very many organisations and individuals who made the occasion such a safe and memorable success. "Many competitors complimented the stewarding", he adds. Full & comprehensive results of triathlon on

Youghal United A.F.C. Sponsored by DR Developments Teams for the coming season The following is a list of teams entered into the leagues for the coming season.

Under 11 Under12 Under 13 x 2 teams Under14

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We still are looking for bodies to manage our U14 & U16 teams. If anyone is interested in helping out in anyway please contact any member of the committee. Again I would ask parents to try and help out with the younger kids 6yrs-10yrs as bodies are low in caring for this age group. Dog Foul - Dog Ban I am sorry to say that the club have to introduce a total ban on dogs being let free or walked by there owners in the clubs grounds at Ardrath Park. This is because of a very serious health and safety issue that has being getting progressively worse over the last year. The amount of dog foul that is on the clubs pitches and training facilities is totally unacceptable. A lot of dog owners are bringing there dogs into the grounds and letting them free and don’t seem to care about the foul. Dog foul is a very serious hazard to players who, if they get it in there eyes can be blinded in certain circumstances. Also this goes for our FAS guys who when cutting the grass. Another aspect is that it just isn’t nice for an eleven year old to fall on the ground while playing a game and, get destroyed in dog foul which has happened. Also a referee can call off a game if he deems the pitch to be a health hazard to the players because of foul. Signs are in the process of being erected notifying people of the ban. Please respect them as it will be strictly enforced. Advertising Signs The club are in the process of writing to businesses that don’t have an advertising sign in the club grounds. People are being asked to see if they would be interested in erecting a sign to advertise there business. The cost will be 150 a year rental charge which is only 3 a week. The first 150 would cover the cost of the sign and erecting it. This would allow up to three main colours on the sign and would be a standard 8 ft by 2 ft. Every year there after would be rental charge. Anyone who has an interest can contact Damien O’Brien on 0861988526. Fallen Trees Work has commenced on the clearing of the fallen trees which took place over a week ago. Two mature trees which fell into the gardens of homes in Seaview place have now been cleared. The rest of the trees along the boundary on the side of Seaview place have been deemed dangerous and a decision was made to get them knocked as soon as possible as high winds which we experienced lately could knock these trees. Unfortunately this hampers the grounds developments as the money was supposed to be used in tarmacing the driveway and parking area but health and safety is a priority and the experts have been called in to knock the rest of the trees. All-Weather Pitch The clubs all-weather pitch is available for hire at 25 per hour for five a side pitch or 50 for a full pitch. The man to contact is Jamie on 086-3461540.

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HISTORIC CEREMONY AS PRIVATE RICHIE ’NOBBY’ HICKEY STANDS DOWN. By Christy Parker Over 36 years of joy and friendship in uniform will formally end in Kilworth camp next Thursday night when Richie ’Nobby’ Hickey, retired Infantryman, 23rd Battalion, C Company FCA, is afforded a stand down parade. Tears will be shed as former comrades, friends and family watch the Youghal man pass through the ranks. The 60 year-old from Blackwater Heights feels "very proud", at the imminent accolade which is unprecedented for a private soldier. In November 1971 Richie’s fellow Youghal Carpets weaver and FCA Corporal, Michael Carey, digged him in the ribs and ’invited’ him to join F rsa Cosanta `itiœil. Though his grandfather had fought two world wars and his younger brother Patrick had commenced 33 years army service, Richie’s bloodline was traditionally seafaring and lifeboat of which he was already a crewman. Still, he embraced the army style. "It was all about weapon handling and drill," he recalls, "and we had great times with it!" He remembers "up to 40 Youghal men piling into trucks outside the Nook" for training in the 1970’s. They would include legendary names like Blackeye and Siddy Daly, Chalkie Murphy, Liam Plante and Paddy ’Waxer’ Daly. Such life-loving recruits would entice anyone into a truck! "Waxer was our Sergeant Major and figurehead. He was inspiring," he recalls. "Major Paddy Power was another great stalwart". The FCA entailed Thursday night drill at the coastguard HQ, weekends away and annual summer camps. Payment was "about IR£11 per month plus 5/- child allowance per child". In latter years, two of Richie’s four children Cork Minor hurling star Stuart and daughter Deborah joined him, in what seems to have been a unique attempt to form a Hickey battalion. Or maybe a military coup. Summer camp was Disneyland and the Curragh rolled into one as up to 400 happy soldiers invaded somewhere for two weeks. "Brilliant", recalls Private Hickey who, like all privates up to the 1990’s, handled a relatively simple 303 rifle while striving for three-star status via managing a Bren (machine) gun without bringing down passing tractors. (Nowadays everyone starts with a 90%-plastic Austrian Styer automatic). You had to fire your weapons at camp. You also had to undergo grenade practice. "The biggest fright I ever got was when a lad nearby panicked after pulling the pin", Richie recalls, still shuddering. "He threw it against a wall and it bounced back. We ran like hell! It demolished the training pit." Richie largely spent his service in the catering division. During the recessionary 70’s and 80’s, an FCA menu was often a choice of stew or no stew. Hygiene bowed to practicality where "you might wipe your plate with a fist of grass and hand it on." His duties saw him serve lunch to several Irish Presidents, including O’Dalaigh

and Childers. Presumably he didn’t spare the grass beforehand. He also once handed Mary Robinson a cup of tea. She probably didn’t trust the plates. By his own admission, Richie often reinforced his reputation with an uncanny ability to provide peers and hierarchy with ’unadvertised but appropriate liquid nourishment’’ in say, very cold weather. His greatest disappointment was being unable to participate in the 1916 centenary celebrations when administrative errors left him without a weapon with which to march in Dublin. ’I was confined to a bus and wasn’t even allowed to watch it!", he complains. Otherwise happy, his career also spanned sporadic periods of fulltime service, totalling nine years. As the Middle East tragedy spiralled, the army sought to replace troops dispatched overseas on peace keeping, with FCA personnel. Richie considered a scheme whereby he could join the army and bring his FCA time with him. Instead he took a job at Blackwater Cottons, which closed within five years. Despite its levity, duties were always taken seriously and the job done well. "You especially don’t mess around with live ammunition," Richie reminds. Serious duties involved guarding power stations during the Northern troubles and regularly assisted in missing person searches, including the Robert Houlihan case. He never considered applying for promotion. "Never bothered; I was happy", he shrugs. Neither did he ever see a comrade "lift an angry hand to another." Therein lies a salutary lesson. "We learnt respect for others and for ourselves", he states. "I’d recommend it to any youngster today". Nonetheless his experiences qualified him for compensation under army deafness claims. "I was classed H4, which is high. I wouldn’t be allowed near heavy artillery now. We had to remove cotton wool from our ears during range practice because we couldn’t hear orders," he reveals. The 23rd Infantry is now part of 34th Infantry A Company as the FCA has evolved into a re-structured ’Reservist’ force, almost subsumed into the regular army. "It’s a bit harder now," concedes Richie. "They train almost on par with the regular army. I believe reservists will soon serve overseas. If I was younger !" As he awaits Thursday’s final march Private Nobby, now caretaker at Gaelscoil Chorain, looks enviously fit and healthy. He thanks Commandant Cyril Sage for facilitating the ceremony and also "my former Quarter Master Brendan Barry but especially my wife Mary and my family for their support throughout". He also thanks his lucky stars he escaped that grenade!

THE GARDEN AND ESTATE COMPETITION Extension of Closing Date Due to the very wet and windy weather conditions in June and early July the closing date for this years competition has been extended to 15th August next. Application forms are available at Brooke’s Supervalu and the Town Hall. Youghal Tidy Towns Committee 19th July 2007



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Tenders Opened for St Mary s College Enterprise Centre

Youghal Art Group Exhibition

By Michael Twomey TENDERS were opened at the special meeting of Youghal Town Council last Monday evening for the building of the Enterprise Centre of St. Mary’s College. The Council acquired the building recently and they now plan to furnish the building with office space. The tenders (including vat) were as follows: O’Gorman Construction, Clonmel 718,415.49 T. McCarthy Building Ltd., Dungarvan 615,336.39 J & W Leahy Bros., Midleton 709,430.89 L.F.M. Construction, Youghal 597,711.57 Terra Nua Bulidinng Contractors, Dungarvan 772,854.00 It is envisaged that the contractor will be chosen this week. There will be a three month building period starting next month.

Cois Abhann Garden Upgrade IN January 2007, Cairde Cois Abhann (the fundraising committee) decided to focus fundraising activities for this year on upgrading a garden at the centre. According to Gertrude Jekyll, a garden designer in the early 20th century, a garden should be ’a place of quiet beauty such as will give delight to the eye and repose and refreshment to the mind’. It is hoped to achieve this with the new garden. The existing courtyard garden area of Cois Abhann needs to be redesigned to make it more user friendly for the residents. The redeveloped garden will include elements to enhance the senses of sound, smell, sight, touch and taste. The paths and seating areas will be adapted to better meet the requirements of residents who require mobility aids to walk around. The new design will also incorporate a gardening activity area for residents who wish to be involved in growing their own plants. A big thank you to Sammy Revins for organising the fundraising walk on May 13th last, to those who braved the weather to take part and to all who supported the event in any way. Your contribution is much appreciated. The 3,700 raised has been added to the garden fund. A date for your diary - the second annual walk for Cois Abhann will be on Sunday, May 11th 2008!

Bukoba Hospital Roof Fund Photo Michael Hussey

Artists from the Youghal Art Group preparing for their 13th Annual Art Expo. The artists will display their work at the Methodist Hall, Friar St. and the exhibition will open on Friday 3rd August to Sunday 12th

THE Youghal Art Group started in 1995, so this is our 13th Annual Exhibition. The first Exhibition was held in the Courthouse and was at that venue for many years until it was closed down for refurbishment. Since then we’ve used various venues and this year we return to the Methodist Church Hall. The exhibition will be on from Saturday 4th August to Sunday 12th August from 11.30am to 7.30pm. The official opening, this year by Paula Goulding from Riverdance, Jigs and Reels and our local Dancing Thru the Ages, is on Friday 3rd. The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Coran House in Store Street. We sometimes have a speaker at these meetings. Occasionally we have one-day workshops or a series of masterclasses on Saturdays. We also go on outings to galleries in Cork and Waterford amongst other places. Sometimes we meet and paint together, indoor or outdoors, depending on the weather. At present we have 15 members. New members are always welcome. Contact names and phone numbers are: Marina - 024 93376 Vanessa - 024 25170 Kathleen - 024-98293 Gretta - 024-93319 Or contact any member of the group.

Mogeely Vintage Club Launch All-Ireland Event

Denis Hennessy, Chairman Mogeely Vintage Club, and his organisers of the AllIreland event

Athlete Mark Kelly presents a cheque for 1,425 to Olive McGrath towards the Bukoba Hospital Roof Fund. Mark raised the money through sponsorship and by running in the recent Cork City Marathon and the London 10. Mark was delighted to help in the fundraising for this worthy cause. The hospital roof fund organised by Olive is on target and near completion. Well done Mark.

Dan Costigan Treasurer, Billy Lewis PRO, Denis Hennessy Chairman and John Kelleher Secretary



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