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May 8th 2012

Castletownbere Gaa news:

Town's eagerly awaited 1st round championship match v Kanturk will be held this Sunday 13th May in Ballingeary at 2.30pm. Come along and support the team. Come on the Town

 

September 9th

Ladies’ football
The Beara senior football ladies exited the senior B championship when they were defeated by a strong Liscarroll side on Friday last at Carrigadrohid. The full-time score was 4-20 to 2-5 but this does not reflect the game. Although missing a number of players due to injury and other commitments, the Beara girls put on a brave display and did not give up until the final whistle.
Beara: Laura O’Sullivan, Fiona O’Sullivan, Emma O’Shea, Ann Daly, Laura Sheehan, Patricia Dunne, Eimear O’Dwyer, Rachael O’Shea 0-2, Marese Lowney, Christine O’Sullivan 0-1, Aine O’Sullivan 2-1, Catríona O’Neill, Ciara Murphy, Bernadette O’Sullivan 0-1 and Leanne Harrington.
On Sunday, the soccer ladies were defeated by Kenmare on a score of 3 – 1. Lorraine Downey scored Beara’s only goal. Beara: Laura O’Sullivan, Ann Marie Roberti, Helen Harrington, Marie Murphy, Sabrina Murphy, Emma Harrington, Bernadette O’Sullivan, Claire Power, Maureen Healy, Lorraine Downey (1), Christine O’Sullivan, Marese Lowney, Ciara Murphy and Catherine O’Sullivan.

Berehaven golf
Results from weekend competitions. Seniors nine-hole scramble, Bernie Twomey, John Nolan, Wolfgang Wirtz. 18 hole fourball: 1st Kevin Mullins and Martin Mullins 45 pts; 2nd Gary Murphy and Richard Murphy Jr 41 pts. Fixtures for week: Thursday seniors nine-hole mixed scramble draw at 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 18-hole singles stableford. Ladies’ results for NBCRI: 1st Angela O’Sullivan; 2nd Mary J Harrington. July/August nine-hole: Roseanne Lehane 21 pts.
Fixtures: nine-hole to September 30th; nine-hole high-low to September 30th; 18-hole stableford GOY September 10th and 11th.

 

September 6th

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

 The Beara Ladies Football Club recently hosted two very successful Family Table Quiz’s – the first was held in the Forge on 3rd August and at Jimmy’s Bar Allihies on 12th August. There was a great turnout on both occasions and all who attended had a very enjoyable evening. The winners of the Castletownbere Quiz were the Creedon family while the O’Sullivan Terry family took the honours on the Allihies night. The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us and helped out in any way, especially Sean Murphy and Frank Creedon for providing the questions, the Forge and Jimmy’s Bar for the use of their premises. Spot prizes were donated by the following:- Skippers Bar, Super Valu, Southwest Communications, Classy Image, Martin-Sullivans, Murphy’s Restaurant, Ahils, Copper Kettle, O’Donoghues, Spar, Finishing Touch, The Shell, Berehaven Pharmacy, Limar, Jimmy’s Bar, The Lighthouse Bar, John Terry O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Neill’s, Allihies Post Office as well as a number of individuals.

 

September 5th

Ladies’ soccer
The Beara senior soccer ladies began the new season on a winning note on Sunday when they comprehensively defeated Lyre Rovers at Lyre on a score of 8 – 0. Beara’s squad were: Bernadette O’Sullivan, Helen Murphy, Patricia Dunne, Ann Marie Roberti, Ruth Power, Marie Murphy (2), Karen O’Sullivan (1), Ciara Murphy (3), Emma Harrington (2), Emma O’Shea (1), Catherine O’Sullivan, Sabrina Murphy and Maureen Healy.

Ladies’ football
The Beara Ladies Football Club recently hosted two very successful family table quizzes – the first was held in the Forge on August 3rd and at Jimmy’s Bar, Allihies, on August 12th. There was a great turnout on both occasions and all who attended had a very enjoyable evening. The winners of the Castletownbere quiz were the Creedon family, while the O’Sullivan Terry family took the honours on the Allihies night. The club extended thanks tp everyone who supported the events and helped out in any way, especially Sean Murphy and Frank Creedon for providing the questions, the Forge and Jimmy’s Bar for the use of their premises.
The Hegarty family were the winners of a weekend away for a family of four at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris. David Flynn sponsored this very generous prize. Spot prizes were also donated by the following: Skippers Bar, SuperValu, Southwest Communications, Classy Image, Martin-Sullivans, Murphy’s Restaurant, Ahils, Copper Kettle, O’Donoghues, Spar, Finishing Touch, The Shell, Berehaven Pharmacy, Limar, Jimmy’s Bar, The Lighthouse Bar, John Terry O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Neill’s, Allihies Post Office, as well as a number of individuals.

Tralahan sports day
The Tralahan Family Sports Day which was held on Saturday August 13th and was again a huge success, despite a damp start which didn’t deter the crowd. Castletownbere Business Development Association kindly came on board and helped out with the insurance and donated the PA system. Credit has to be handed to the Tralahan Development Group Committee who organised a fantastic day.
The day started out with the raft race where credit has to be given to those who built the rafts. The winner of the junior raft race was ‘The Best in the West’ (Eoghan Power, Conor McQuaid, Aed O’Shea and Connell Kane), and the winner of the senior race was ‘Confuse.com’ (Cian Murphy and Isaac Brealey). The plaque and cup were presented and donated by Cronins Hideaway, Restaurant and Chipper.
There was huge interest in the kayak race. Winners – U12 race: 1 Renee Waschkowitz; 2 Ultan O’Shea; 3 Sorcha O’Neill. U16 race: 1 Renee Waschkowitz, 2 Aed O’Shea and 3 Kate Leneghan. Women’s kayak race: 1 Renee Waschkowitz, 2 Claire McCarthy, 3 Anne Marie Boyle. Men’s kayak race: 1 Ryan Waschkowitz, 2 David Leonard, 3 Michael O’Sullivan. The cups, plaque and medals were Joan Regan Perpetual Memorial trophies sponsored by Beara Cabs.
The swimming races started and were a huge success with almost all of the children getting a medal for one race or another. The highlight of the day for the younger children was the crab fishing; Margaret Downey Harrington taught all of the small children how to catch crabs and they were delighted with their huge haul. Each child received a medal for their hard work.Mothers’ race results: 1 Shirley Cahill, 2 Pauline Leonard, 3 Anne Marie O’Boyle. Fathers’ race: 1 Donal O’Driscoll, 2 Patrick Hurley. Pig on the pole winner was Conor Power. The perpetual cup was sponsored and presented by Anthony O’Regan, O’Regan’s Garage.
The pillow fight winner in the junior section was Conor Power and senior section was Ciara O’Driscoll. Both cup and plaque were sponsored by MFV Sea Spray S89 and presented by Margaret Downey Harrington.
The widely contested water polo games were the highlight of the day with great competition and skill being shown. However, it was ‘The Ugly Ducklings’ (Jennifer Cronin, Ciara O’Driscoll, Patrick Hurley, Paddy Sheehan and Conor Power) who won in the junior water polo. The plaque presented was the Splash O’Halloran Memorial Plaque and was presented by Michael Harrington.
In the senior game the winners were ‘The Golden Oldies’, reclaiming their cup after a year’s break. The team comprised Teddy Black, Donal O’Dricsoll, Patrick Hurley, David Murphy and Orla O’Shea. The cup presented was the Perpetual Trophy which was presented by Michael Harrington, Glebe.
A great day was had by all and many thanks went to Teddy Black who did a fantastic job as usual presenting the day; to Cronins Mobile Catering for providing food and refreshments; to Ann and Catherine Daly who donated their time and were lifeguards on the day; to Blue Ocean Marine who provided the ferry for the day. Special thanks were extended to all those who donated plaques and cups for the prizes and to the other sponsors who gave so kindly on the day.

Golf club
Results for Berehaven ladies’ 18-hole stableford: 1st Mary J Harrington, 2nd Angela O’Sullivan. Fixtures: nine-hole stableford, September 1st to 30th, sponsored by Angela D O’Sullivan; two nine-hole high/low sponsored by Mary Harrington; open nine-hole on Wednesday at 6.30pm; over-50s nine-hole on Thursday at 6.30pm.

 

29th August 2011

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

The Beara Ladies Football Club recently hosted two very successful Family Table Quiz’s – the first was held in the Forge on 3rd August and at Jimmy’s Bar Allihies on 12th August. There was a great turnout on both occasions and all who attended had a very enjoyable evening. The winners of the Castletownbere Quiz were the Creedon family while the O’Sullivan Terry family took the honours on the Allihies night. The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us and helped out in any way, especially Sean Murphy and Frank Creedon for providing the questions, the Forge and Jimmy’s Bar for the use of their premises. The Hegarty family were the winners of a weekend away for a family of four at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris. David Flynn sponsored this very generous prize. Spot prizes were also donated by the following:- Skippers Bar, Super Valu, Southwest Communications, Classy Image, Martin-Sullivans, Murphy’s Restaurant, Ahils, Copper Kettle, O’Donoghues, Spar, Finishing Touch, The Shell, Berehaven Pharmacy, Limar, Jimmy’s Bar, The Lighthouse Bar, John Terry O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Neill’s, Allihies Post Office as well as a number of individuals.

Urhan GAA
Urhan Junior A’s returned to league action this weekend in Glengarriff against St James’ following the disappointment of last weekend’s Beara championship showing. Urhan battled well around the middle third early on, forcing St James’ back out the field on occasion. However, the Ardfield outfit remained composed on the ball and fed their full forward line at every opportunity with inviting ball. Urhan registered the first score after nice interplay on the right flank. Both teams continued to battle well through the first half and trade a number of scores, with good free-taking central to St James’ cause.
Urhan missed a goal opportunity when James Healy ran well through an opening down the middle. He fed brother Declan who was quickly closed down and had his shot smothered. The goal soon came however as Vincent Lehane used his pace to good effect, racing goalward along the endline. He shot from a narrow angle, the ball hit off the keeper and appeared to strike the inside of the post but never crossed the line. Vincent followed up well himself and though he was unable to quite apply the finish the ball broke across the square where the waiting Declan Healy pounced to ensure there was no doubt. Urhan now had some what of an upper hand with both the half back and forward lines alert to the breaks off the well-contested midfield battle. However, this wasn’t as readily noticeable on the scoreboard and Urhan went to the break only a goal to the good, 1-4 to 0-4, having had the assistance of the elements.
St James’ could take heart from this fact in a game still well in the balance. St James’ started with purpose continuing to put the ball into the most threatening area quite efficiently as the kick pass was foremost in the mind. Urhan however continued to work and soon moved the advantage out to five points. This wasn’t going to dampen the effort of the St James’ outfit however and they continued the task of reeling in the deficit. They began now to gain more possession from the exchanges in the middle sector and continued to attack well. Soon they got a big reward with a very rare error from Urhan keeper, Martin McCarthy, who unfortunately let the ball slip by him to the net from a high delivery into a crowded area. In the same way James’ didn’t allow this dent their challenge in the first half, Urhan continued to work to gain the result. Both teams attacked when the opportunity presented to try and final settle the tie but neither side allowed the other to attain the advance and eventually the game finished in a stalemate, 1-10 a piece. Both side can be reasonable content with the point gain from this flowing open contest in splendid sunshine.
This result secures 4th spot for St James’ on 11 points, and moves Urhan out of the danger area with five points and a game remaining to cement this 7th place as a final spot for the first season in the top division. The final game is away to Kilmacabea in Leap on the 28th after a week’s layoff with the Junior B taking up the mantle in their league.

August 14th

Dave Fenton

Dave Fenton with John Terry O'Sullivan and Kevin O'Neill. Dave was nominated Player of the Match in the draw between Castletownbere and Adrigole which Castletownbere won

August 13th

Berehaven Golf
Results of open week at Berehaven Golf Club: three-ball for ladies, 1 Teresa Hall, Anna Harrington, Rosaire Hanley, 51pts; 2 Angela, Tracy and Catherine O'Sullivan, 48pts; 3 Mary J Harrington, Jane and Ann McCarthy 48pts. Nine-hole stableford: 1 Mary Riordan 23pts, 2 Mary J Harrington 21pts. 3 M J Harrington, J and A McCarthy. Nine-hole, Monday: 1 M Riordan 23pts, 2 M J Harrington 21pts. Nine-hole scramble. 1 N Collins, C Davis, C Harrington; 2 K Mullins, JD O'Sullivan, B Mobbs; 3 D Mullins. B Mobbs, G Owens.
Nine-hole rumble: 1 E Gallagher, JJ McLoughlin, MF O'Sullivan; 2 J Harrington, J Nolan, MD O’Sullivan; 3 JD O'Sullivan, D Lyons, D Murphy. Nine-hole Friday:
MF O'Sullivan 22pts, CP Murphy 22pt,s MJ Harrington 17pts. 18-hole, Saturday and Sunday: 1 A O'Sullivan 36pts, 2 T O’Sullivan 33pts.
The Micheál O’Hehir Open Week finished on Sunday. It was a great success. The club thanked all who played in and sponsored the competition. Results of the Micheál O’Hehir Classic: 1 Eddie Gallagher, Connie O'Shea, Donnacha Lyons, with 63points; 2 Joe O'Sullivan, Mick O'Sullivan, Alan Harrington, 60 points; 3 Jason Walsh, Kieran O'Sullivan, Richard Murphy (Jun), 59 points. The 18-hole stableford played on Monday and Wednesday was won by Steve Walsh with 41 points; second was Ross O'Sullivan with 41 points and third was Alan Harrington with 40 points.
The winners of the 18-hole competition played on Friday were: 1 Hugh O'Sullivan, 42 points; 2 Donnacha Lyons, 41. The winners of the nine-hole were 1 Shane McCarthy 20 points; 2 Finbarr McCarthy, 19 points.
Junior Scratch Cup: 1 Brendan O'Driscoll, 68 points; 2 Donnacha Lyons, 70. Intermediate Scratch Cup: 1 Kevin Mullins, 75 points; 2 David Hurley, 77; 3 Damien O'Sullivan,79. Minor Scratch Cup: 1 Joe O'Neill, 82 points; 2 Derry Murphy, 84; 3 Edmond Fitzgerald ,86. Fixtures: August 12th and 14th, president’s prize to ladies; Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, president, Mr John Hanley's prize.

July 23rd

Berehaven Golf

Ladies fixtures july 23rd and 24th  18-hole [goy]draws on Saturday

930am-12am Sunday 10.30am and 2pm

     GOLF CLASSIC SUCCESS

Castletownbere GAA held their and Bord NOG held their annual golf classic which was  Sponsored by South West Communications and Shellfish De-La-Mer from july 14th to 17th In Berehavan golf club .Despite the inclement weather it was very well supported and the presentation Of prizes took place on Sunday night. The prizes were presented by Ollie o’Sullivan [chairperson of the Senior club] Mick Harrington [chairperson of Bord na nog ] Bernie Twomey [golf club captain ]Timmy Lynch [junior mentor] John Hanley[golf club president] and Alan Harrington [junior golf captain] The Classic commenced with junior 3-ball scramble on the 14th An excellent array of prizes was available. The winners were as follows 1st prize [dvd player] Brian Power ,Kevin Dwyer and Sean Geary , 2nd [ball retrivevers ] Sarah Harrington , Lily Mc Carthy and Alan o’Sullivan 3rd [click-a-tubes]Cormac Whelan Luke o’Sullivan and Eoghan Power ,4th [golf towels] Mark Harrington , Conor Mc Quaid and Ciaran  Murphy , 5th [pro v golf balls] Jack Shea , Fionan Murphy and Molly Creedon .From the 15th To the 17th an 18 hole 3-ball scramble –mixed took place  . As with the junior competition many Excellent prizes were up for grabs. The winners were 1st prize [netbooks]Bernie Twomey ,Colin Gleeson And John Hanley ,2nd [vip tickets irish golf open]Mick o’Sullivan,Angela o’ Sullivan and Joe o’ Sullivan 3rd€100Shellfish De-La-Mer vouchers]Kevin Mullins, Martin Mullins and John o’Neill In addition there Were €100 vouchers for south west communications for two stand –alone competitions namely The longest drive won by Lorcan Harrington and the nearest to the pin John o’ Neill.A speical prize Was awarded to Donagh o’Sullivan for his great achievement for hitting a hole in one in the 9thHole.Thanks went to the generouse sponsors ,the golf committee ,Liz and Joe Harrington and All involved in the organisation with special mention for Ann-Marie and Mick Harrington.

Bere Island GAA will hold a monster draw to raise funds for the shortfall That is left after developing the pitch and clubhouse.Tickets can be bought From Murphy’s shop,Murphy’s ferry,The Hotel ,Lawerence cove lodge and Club members.Bernard Hallahan won the gaa lotto jackpot of €1,340. Next Draw is in Dessies this Friday 22nd.The Bere Island regatta will start august 2nd and run until Monday the 8th.Bere Island will host two summer camps For children between the ages of 4 to 12 years.The first camp runs in july From Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th inclusively and the second camp runs In august from Tuesday 9th until Thursday 11th.The venue is the gaa pitch At Rerrin village 12pm to 4pm each day.They are also looking for volunteers

Contact Bere Island projects groups at 027 75099

URHAN GAA

This weekend Urhan face Glengarriff in the first stage of the championship in Cathermore .This year’s championship will be played on a type of round-robin basis with each of the three teams meeting the other two.Two points will be awarded for a win and one for a draw.The second stage will be played between

the winners of this weekend’s and Garnish ,the remaining team, on august 8th. The third game will be played three weeks later between Garnish and the Defeated first stage team.The Urhan inn hosted Saturday night’s very well Supported Urhan lotto draw for a €1,000 jackpot.There was no winner on thisOccasion with the numbers 6,11,15 and 18 drawn. The lucky dip winners were Mary o’Neill Eyeries, Mannings Eyeries ,Anne and Denis c/o Hanley’s coulagh , Bill Farrell ,Ballycrovane and Maragret Sullivan. Next draw in the Village Inn will be for a jackpot of €1,200 and will continue to raise by €200 Between draws while it remains to be won

 

11th July 2011

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

The Beara Under 14 girls and their families had an extremely busy week preparing for and entertaining their Féile visitors from Ferbane in Offaly. Welcome signs were put up along the route as well as flags and bunting.

For the Beara contingent, Féile officially began on Thursday, 30th June at 12 noon when the bus left Castletownbere. Next stop was Bishopstown where they played their “home” game against Ferbane who were much the stronger team and won easily. After the game Bishopstown Club very kindly provided refreshments for both teams and their supporters. Introductions were made and the visiting girls got to meet what would be their “adopted” families for the next few days.

Then the girls got ready for the parade and look fantastic in their new kit. Buses loaded up and headed for the Mardyke where they assembled for the parade. Weather conditions were perfect as families and supporters lined the streets to greet their teams. The parade was a very colourful event, lead by pipe bands and Paudie Palmer introduced each team to the crowd as they passed the viewing stand in Grand Parade. Then it was back to the buses and head home to Beara, with a brief stop off for a meal in Ballincollig, arriving around midnight. Straight to bed was the plan as all girls were leaving Castletownbere at 8.30am on Friday morning to go to Kinsale for the group games. Again the weather was beautiful and each team played two games and took part in the skills competition in which Sarah Hanley came second. Beara were well beaten by Emyvale but won narrowly against Kinsale. The final group game was between Ferbane and Emyvale. Ferbane won this thereby qualifying for the semi-finals. So the Beara bus headed for Caherlag to support the girls from Ferbane. As there was a clash of colours, the Ferbane girls actually wore the “lucky” Beara jerseys for this game and were victorious amid great scenes of excitement in the dying seconds of the game!!!

On their return to Beara, both teams were greeted by flags and bonfires and, although they must have been physically exhausted, they had a great night’s entertainment in the Golf Club where food was provided by Joe & Liz. D J Joanna supplied the music and there was even an Irish Dancing competition!!! As the girls had an early start again on Saturday, they were sent home around midnight, with instructions to be in the square at 8.30am. So the Beara girls set off again on Saturday morning to Pairc Ui Chaoimh to support their new friends in the final. The final against Boherbue was a heart-stopping affair but Ferbane held on to win by 2 points. It was a wonderful occasion for Ferbane and indeed for their Beara “families” who were thrilled for them.

There were lots of hugs and kisses and a few tears as the girls said goodbye to each other and head off to their respective homes. However, many friendships were made and I am sure that all involved will have great memories of Féile 2011.

July 9th

Berehaven Golf

The John O’Donoghue memorial was played over the weekend. There was a big turn out for this competition and the club thanked the O’Donoghue Family for sponsoring it.

Winners were

1st Alan Harrington 40 pts.

2nd John O’Neill 40 pts

3rd Donal Hurley 39pts.

Nine Hole Seniors mix Winners

Barry Harrington, Donal O’Sullivan and Bobby Lotty.

Mixed foursomes winners

Donal Hurley and Lorcan Harrington

Fixtures for the coming week

Thursday seniors open nine-hole mixed scramble draw at 7 pm.

Captain Bernie Twomey’s Prize will be played on Saturday and Sunday.

There is a mixed foursomes draw ever Wednesday evening at 7 pm and all are welcome to play.

Ladies’s Results

John O’Donoghue Memorial 18 hole competiotion

1st Catherine O’Sullivan 39pts

2nd Margo Twomey 38 pts

3rd Carol P Murphy.

Fixtures: July 7th Cope Charity Day.

Hole in One by Tracy O’Sullivan in competition on June 29th on 8th hole in Berehaven.

 

July 1st 2011

BEREHAVEN GOLF

Winners of last week’s ladies golf sponsored by Mary Frank o Sullivan

1st Angela D o SULLIVAN 2ND Una Kingston 3rd Mary D Harrington

Winners of the ladies captain’s prize to ladies

1st Carol P Murphy 40 pts 2nd Margo Twomey 3rd Mary Frank o Sullivan

Best gross Rosarie Hanley .

Fixtures Berehaven v Glengarriff west Cork shield in Berehaven july 3rd

at 3pm 18 hole Stableford .

John o Donoghue prizes july the 2nd and 3rd .

Time for West Cork shield is now 1.30pm.

Ladies fixtures John o Donoghue memorial Friday to Sunday

Open mixed fours .

Wednesday 7pm open mixed scramble

Thursday 7pm

Sunday 1.30 ladies west Cork shield v Glengarriff. The winners

Of the nine –hole rumble played over the weekend were

1st Carol P Murphy , Ger o Neill and Mick D o Sullivan

Were 2nd ,Mary Fo Sullivan , Steve Walsh and Gary Sullivan

Fast fish sponsored this competition .

John o Neill and John o Shea won the mixed fours

And the seniors nine-hole mixed won by John Dwyer

Mary B Harrington and Kevin o Neill

 

Beara Under 10 Girls

20th June 2011

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL
The Beara Under 10 girls travelled to Bantry on Saturday last to take part in the West Cork Under 10 Blitz. Thankfully, the heavy rain which threatened to ruin the day held off and the games went ahead as scheduled. Great credit is due to the Bantry Club and to the members of the West Cork Board who attended, especially Lisa McCarthy and John McCarthy who saw that everything ran smoothly.

Six teams took part – Bantry, Beara, Clann na Gael, Gabriel Rangers and Ilen Rovers. All teams played five games of ten minutes per half and no scores were kept as the emphasis was very much on fun! It was a great occasion for the girls – for many of them these were their first “real” games! The girls were treated to a bag of “goodies” when the games were finished. Everyone who travelled thoroughly enjoyed the day, both parents and players alike.

Beara:- Niamh Cronin, Ciona Cronin, Kate Gilsenan, Shannon Hanley, Aimee Harrington, Lynda Hartnett, Abbie Kane, Sarah Kelly, Síofra Nee, Karyn O’Donoghue, Catherine O’Donovan, Fiona O’Donovan, Saoirse O’Neill, Sorcha O’Neill, Ava O’Shea, Rachel O’Shea, Ava O’Sullivan, Christina O’Sullivan and Lisa O’Sullivan.

URHAN GAA

Urhan junior as continued their SW league action on Sunday 12th when Bandon travelled to the peninsula .

This was a disappointing outing for the Urhan team as they faced difficulty in building attacks .

This was reflected in the fact that their first and only score of the opening half came from a free

Kick in the latter stages . Bandon on the other hand worked quiet effectively and held a big interval lead

1-8 to 0-1 . Urhan rallied in the early stages of the second half , attacking with purpose , having improved their work rate . The midfield platform continued to provide a good supply to the front players , with some good work on the breaking ball. However this early progress was undone by a futher Bandon goal to make an already difficult task insurmountable .

Urhans way with a clever goal by substitute Concubhar Harringhton from a close-in free . This was a game in which there can be little complaint about the results , As Urhan against went under to the other team much more advanced in the year’s progress . Final score Bandon 2-11 Urhan 1-5 .This may just provide the wake up call Urhan need as games run out and with backs to the wall , preserving league status now become the task .

LADIE’S FOOTBALL

Kate Leneghan was on the Cork under 14 girls team who won the all-Ireland final last

Weekend by defending Dublin on a score of 5-12 to 3-5 . Kate who is granddaughter of Joe and Kathleen

Murphy Bawn of Urhan scored 2-2 . The Beara under 12 girls played Rosscarbery recently in Castletownbere

This was a thrilling contest , played in brilliant sunshine , where both sides gave an excellent display of football .

It was a very even contest in the first half , but Rosscarbery got a couple of goals in quick succession just

Before half time to leave the score at 3-3 to 0-4 at the break . When play resumed the Beara girls dug deep

And a huge team performance saw them whittle down the lead to just for points , but again Rosscarbery

Responded . the final score was 5-6 to 2-12 in favour of Rosscarby .

BEREHAVEN GOLF CLUB

Lady captain Mary D Harrington’s prize to the gents was played over the weekend and there was a good

Turnout . Mary thanked everybody who played and the winners were 1st Mick Reynols [19] 44 points

2nd Aiden McGurn [20] 40 points , 3rd Garry Murphy [18] 40 points , 4th Grant Couzens [16] 40 points .

Meanwhile Mary B Harrington , Kevin Sheehan and John Croinn won the senior’s nine hole mixed competition .

The mixed foursomes winners were Mary D Harrington and Garry Murphy . Fixtures for the week :Thursday

Nine-hole seniors mixed competition with a draw at 7pm , Friday , Saturday and Sunday Paddy Crowley memorial

18 hole singles –this is a golfer of the year competition .

IN SECOND PLACE .

Castletownbere ,with 89 marks was lying second in category A after week 1of the Cork county

Council anti-litter league . Dunmanway was on top with 92 marks ,Skibbereen 87 , Newmarket 84

Youghal 83 and Fermoy 81.

 

13th June 2011

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

Congratulations to Laura O’Sullivan and Dave Fenton on their birth of their baby girl, Emma, and to Helen Murphy and Seamus Harrington who got married recently.

Well done to the Cork Under 14 girls who won the All Ireland Final last weekend by defeating Dublin on a score of 5-12 to 3-5. Congratulations to Kate Leneghan who was on this team and scored 2-2. Kate is granddaughter of Joe and Kathleen Murphy Bawn of Urhan.

The Beara Under 12 girls played Rosscarbery recently in Castletownbere. This was a thrilling contest, played in brilliant sunshine, where both sides gave an excellent display of football. It was a very even contest in the first half but Rosscarbery got a couple of goals in quick succession just before half time to leave the score at 0-4 to 3-3 at the break. When play resumed, the Beara girls dug deep and a huge team performance saw them whittle down the lead to just four points but again Rosscarbery responded. The final score was 2-12 to 5-6 in favour of Rosscarbery. Beara:- Darerca O’Shea, Evelyn Dunne, Ciara Hanley, Christina O’Sullivan, Lisa O’Sullivan, Clare O’Shea 0-2, Vikki Sullivan, Katie O’Sullivan 0-2, Katie Kelly 0-1, Orla Sullivan 1-5, Kaytlin O’Sullivan, Lynda Hartnett, Meidhbhe Harrington, Danielle Murphy 0-1, Síofra Nee 1-1, Lorea O’Sullivan, Lara O’Sullivan and Abbie Kane.

Best of luck to all our girls who are doing Junior and Leaving Cert exams at present.

30th May 2011
Beara Under 12 girls

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL
The Beara Under 12 girls travelled to Baltimore on Saturday last to take on Ilen Rovers in the West Cork League. The weather was lovely and sunny although there was a strong breeze, which favoured the home side in the first half. The Beara girls were under pressure from the outset and, although they did their utmost, they were no match for Ilen Rovers who scored 3-4 without reply in the first half. Beara played with the aid of the breeze in the second half and gave a much better performance. They defended well and set up a number of scoring chances but an excellent Ilen Rovers defence stood firm. The only scores for Beara came the boot of Siofra Nee who put two points on the board, both from frees, while Ilen Rovers only added one point to their tally. The final score was 3-5 to 0-2. Beara:- Danielle Murphy, Abbie Kane, Vikki Sullivan, Christina O’Sullivan, Darerca O’Shea, Clare O’Shea, Lara O’Sullivan, Katie O’Sullivan, Katie Kelly, Orla Sullivan, Kaytlin O’Sullivan, Muireann Lynch, Sarah Kelly, Siofra Nee and Lorea O’Sullivan. The next game for these girls will be against Rosscarbery on Saturday next in Castletownbere at 1pm.

24th May 2011

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

Congratulations to Danielle Kelly of Allihies who played in goal in the Cork Primary Game in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday last. This was a great honour for her, her family and the Beara Ladies Club.

In the County Under 14 championship, the Beara Under 14 girls were well beaten by Midleton on Sunday in Bantry.

16th May 2011
BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

On Sunday in Castletownbere, the Beara Under 14 girls took on Clonakilty in the semi-final of the West Cork League. Beara played with the aid of the breeze in the first half but it was the visitors who tore into the game and had four points on the board before Beara began to settle. The fullback line of Sarah Hanley, Catríona Nee and Róisin Harrington were outstanding despite being under constant pressure and, in goal, Danielle Kelly brought off a couple of very important saves to kept Beara in the game. Despite limited possession, Beara did eventually get on the scoreboard with a well-worked goal from Meg O’Sullivan. Clonakilty replied with two more points before the break. In the second half, the visitors took over completely and added 1-3 to their tally in the early stages. Alex Harrington and Yvonne O’Shea worked well together and set up Meg O’Sullivan to score her second goal for Beara. However, Clonakilty replied with two more and although Niamh O’Sullivan added a late goal and a point, it was too little too late. The Beara girls put up a brave battle but were no match for Clonakilty who ran out deserving winners on a final score of 3-11 to
3-1. Beara: Danielle Kelly, Róisin Harrington, Sarah Hanley, Catríona Nee, Aoife Cotter, Meg O’Sullivan, Alex Harrington, Yvonne O’Shea, Debbie Power, Ciara O’Sullivan, Aoife O’Shea, Clare O’Shea, Muireann Murphy, Niamh O’Sullivan, Ciara Crowley, Karen Crowley, Danielle Murphy, Karen Crowley, Katie O’Sullivan, Ciara Hanley and Emma O’Shea.

9th May 2011
BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

The Beara Under 12 girls had their second outing of the season last Saturday
in Droum. The torrential rain held off for the duration of the match and a most enjoyable game was enjoyed by both sets of supporters. There was only a
point between the sides at half time and the result could have gone either way
as these were two very evenly matched teams. Beara had a huge amount of possession but the Bantry keeper was outstanding and brought off several saves. The Beara girls gave a wonderful display and should be very proud
of their performance despite losing out on a final score of Bantry 2-5 to
Beara’s 1-5. Beara: Shannon Hanley, Evelyn Dunne, Ciara Hanley, Christina O’Sullivan, Lisa O’Sullivan, Clare O’Shea, Lara O’Sullivan, Katie Kelly 0-2, Darerca O’Shea, Síofra Nee 0-1 (free), Kaytlin O’Sullivan, Katie O’Sullivan, Meidhbhe Harrington, Danielle Murphy 1-0, Lorea O’Sullivan, Orla Sullivan 0-2, Sarah Kelly, Abbie Kane and Leah O’Sullivan.

The Beara Under 14 girls have reached the semi-final of the West Cork League and will now play Clonakilty at 11am next Sunday in Castletownbere.

Beara Community Games are holding their annual Athletics Day in Droum pitch on Sunday next 15th May at 5pm.

26-4-11

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

It was a busy week for the Beara Ladies Club. In the Senior League, the Beara girls travelled to Ballyvourney on Sunday evening to play Naomh Aban. The game was played in beautiful sunshine and although the home side got an early goal, the Beara girls were well on top for much of the game and finished strongly on a final score of 2-14 to 2-5. Beara’s panel were: Bernadette O’Sullivan, Fiona O’Sullivan, Emma O’Shea, Jane O’Sullivan, Ruth Power, Patricia Dunne, Ann Daly, Maureen O’Sullivan 0-1, Marese Lowney 0-1, Emma Harrington, Amanda Murphy 0-6 (0-5 frees), Claire Power 0-1, Laura Sheehan 1-0, Aine T O’Sullivan 1-3, Jackie Harrington 0-2, Leanne Harrington and Ciara Murphy. The Under 16 girls had their first game of the season and were victorious against Clonakilty at Castletownbere on Saturday last. The final score was 5-6 to 3-8. However, the Under 14 girls were well beaten by Rosscarbery in the West Cork League on a final score of 5-7 to 1-3.

 

14th April 2011

GAA.
Castletownbere recorded a hard earned win over Newmarket in division 3 of the county football league in CTB on Sunday. CTB led 0-10 to 1-4 at the interval and were 0-16 to 1-11 victors at the final whistle. CTB play valley rovers on Easter Sunday. In the Carbery Beara league Randal OG defeated Bere Island 1-13 to 0-8. Garnish had a one point victory over Ballinascarty on a one point victory over Ballinascarty on a score of 0-8 to 0-7 while St.Colms had a 2-13 to 1-9 win over Glengarriff. In the Carbery Beara under 16 football league Barryroe had a 3-10 to 0-9 win over Caha Gaels (Garnish/ Adrigole) in the same competition Urhan beat Glengarriff.

GAA.

Despite the fact that the second round of the divisional round robin senior football championship was no consequence, it was disappointing from a beara point of view that seandein were unable to fullfill the fixture. The caha gaels which is an amalgamation of garnish and Adrigole continue their unbeaten run in the beara Carbery football league with 1-16 to 1-7 win over clanna gael. The caha gael goal was credited to aaron ger o’sullivan. In the beara Carbery junior football league Glengarriff recorded a one point victory over goleen on a score of 0-8 to 0-7. in the western coiste under 14 football league urhan recorded a 3-8 to 1-9 victory over Glengarriff while castletownbere easily accounted for dunmanus rovers. In the under 16 football league a good urhan side proved too strong for munster bhaire. On Sunday next in the county football league 3rd division castletownbere have a home game against Newmarket.

The news is produced and collaborated by John Murphy and Beara tourism.

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

The Beara Under 14 girls travelled to Clonakilty on Saturday last to take on the home side in the West Cork League and secured a comprehensive win on a final score of Beara 10-8 to Clonakilty’s 2-1. Beara’s team and substitutes were:-

Danielle Kelly, Róisin Harrington, Sarah Hanley, Catríona Nee, Elaine O’Sullivan, Meg O’Sullivan 1g 1pt, Aoife Cotter, Yvonne O’Shea 1g, Debbie Power, Clare O’Shea, Alex Harrington 2g, Ciara O’Sullivan, Karen Crowley 1g, Niamh T O’Sullivan 4g 2pts, Emma O’Shea, Danielle Murphy 1pt, Aoife O’Shea 1pt,

Ciara Crowley 1g 2pts,Katie C O’Sullivan 1pt and Evelyn Dunne.

28th March 2011

GAA.
Beara are through to the next round of the premier minor football championship with a good win over Éire og in kealkil on Saturday. Beara led 0-7 to o-3 at the interval. Beara always looked to be in control and ran out convincing winners on a score of 1-13 to 0-7. the only goal of the game was scored by dean henshaw with 5 mins remaining. In the county under 16 football league Beara were less fortunate as they were beaten away to Bantry on double scores Bantry 2-12 Beara 1-6
In the Beara Carbery football league a fancied Gabriel ranger’s side had a 1-16 to 1-5 victory over garnish in Cahermore, st Marys made the long journey to Eyeries and came away with a 1-16 to 1-13 win over Urhan. In Barryroe the home side had a 1-11 to 0-8 victory over Glengarriff. In division 3 of the county football league Adrigole unbeaten run came to an end when they travelled to Kinsale yesterday afternoon. With victory going to the home side on a score 1-13 to 1-10. In the same division CTB had a long treck and an early start yesterday morning to mallow. It paved a successful outing as they came away with a one point victory on a score CTB 0-11 mallow 0-10. In the county ladies senior football league Beara made a good start to their campaign with a 2-7 to 0-5 victory over Gabriel rangers.

Golf.
The winners of the ladies 18 hole Stableford competition at the Berehaven golf club was Angela O’Sullivan 2nd Roseanne Lehane and 3rd Lorraine Murphy the NBCRI 2and 9 hole Sableford comp for ladies will run for the month of april as will the austrailian spoons scotch foursomes competition.

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

The Beara Senior ladies played their second game in the Division 1 league on Sunday last in Castletownbere with Gabriel Rangers providing the opposition on this occasion.

The game was played in brilliant sunshine and the Beara girls were comfortable winners on a final score of 2-7 to 0-6. Beara: Fiona McCarthy, Fiona O’Sullivan, Emma O’Shea, Jane O’Sullivan, Ciara Murphy, Patricia Dunne, Rachael O’Shea, Marese Lowney, Maureen O’Sullivan, Miriam Sheehan, Vicki Power (1-3), Leanne Harrington (1-0), Jackie Harrington, Aine T. O’Sullivan (0-4) and Claire Power. Referee: Martin Hegarty.

On Sunday also, in Adrigole, the Beara Under 14 girls took on Kinsale in the West Cork League and ran out convincing winners on a final score of 5-8 to 1-3. Beara: Danielle Murphy, Caitriona Nee, Yvonne O’Shea, Róisín Harrington, Aoife Cotter, Ciara O’Sullivan, Aoife O’Shea, Meg O’Sullivan (0-1), Debbie Power, Clare O’Shea, Danielle Kelly (2-0), Muireann Murphy, Emma O’Shea, Niamh O’Sullivan (3-7), Ciara Hanley, Meidhbhe Harrington and Evelyn Dunne.

Golf.
The Berehaven credit union golf tournament will be held in the Berehaven golf club next weekend. It will be an 18 hole Stableford competition with a draw for partners at 9am and 12 noon on Saturday and at 10 am and 2pm on Sunday. The ladies 2 ball scramble continues until the end of the month.

GAA.
Despite a spirited display from the youthful Beara side they proved no match for avondhu in the opening round of the county senior football championship in Dunmanway last Monday night under lights. 2 first half goals by Colm O’Neill had avondhu 2-6 to 0-5 ahead at the interval. The final score was avondhu 2-13 to Beara 0-8. Beara play Shandon in the next part of the round Robin in dunmanway on the 29th of the month.
In the Beara Carbery minor football league Urhan defeated Caheragh 5-17 to 2-7 on St. Patrick’s Day. Yesterday afternoon Urhan had a share of the spoils in a game which ended Urhan 0-11 kilmeen 1-8 also in the minor league Caha gaels which is an amalgamation of garnish and Adrigole defeated kilbrittain 4-6 to 1-10. In the junior football league when defeated Tadhg mac comhais 1-7to 07 while Munster bhairn had a 1-10 to 1-5 victory over garnish.

 

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

The Beara Senior ladies began their season with a hard-earned win over Rosscarbery in the Division 1 league on Saturday last in Castletownbere. The dreadful weather made conditions difficult for both teams but the visitors had the better of the exchanges for most of the opening half. However, a few positional changes in the second half worked well and Beara began to whittle down Rosscarbery’s 11-point lead and went on to win by the tightest of margins. The final score was 7-6 to 6-8. Beara:- Vicki Power, Emma O’Shea, Maureen O’Sullivan, Jane O’Sullivan, Patricia Dunne, Ruth Power, Laura Sheehan, Fiona O’Sullivan, Marese Lowney, Aine T. O’Sullivan (5-2), Emma Harrington, Janice Lyne, Jackie Harrington (0-2), Amanda Murphy (1-1), Christine O’Sullivan (1-1) and Leanne Harrington. Referee: Martin Hegarty.

On Sunday, the Under 16 Soccer girls travelled to Lyre to play the home side. This was a thrilling contest which ended in a 2-2 draw. Both goals were scored by Emma O'Shea who is having a great season. Her sister, Louise and Róisin Harrington were also outstanding in this game. Beara's squad were Heather Van Den Berg, Ciara O'Driscoll, Jessica Murphy, Louise O'Shea, Róisín Harrington, Kellie O'Neill, Sarah Hanley, Annie O'Neill, Lily McCarthy, Emma O'Shea, Jennifer Cronin and Cliadhna Harrington.

17-3-11.

GAA.
The Beara senior football management team has called on all Beara supporters to come out in force tonight to urge on the Beara team who play avondhu in the county senior football championship under lights in Dunmanway at 7.30pm. It will be the first time that Beara will play a county senior football championship match under lights.

Golf.
In the Berehaven golf club the ladies 2 ball scramble competition continues until the end of March on st.patricks day there will be a 3 ball mixed rumble competition with a draw for partners at 10.30 am and at 2pm.

CTB collected their first brace of points in division 3 of the county football league with an impressive home win against Kinsale on Saturday. The final score was CTB 0-11 and Kinsale 1-4. In the same competition Adrigole picked up two more valuable points on this occasion without kicking a ball as grenagh failed to fulfil the fixture. On next Monday evening Beara play Avondhu under lights in Dunmanway in the senior football championships at 7.30pm. In the Beara Carbery minor football league Urhan got their campaign off to a good start in Eyeries yesterday. Muintir Bhaire led 1-7 to 0-8 at the interval. Two goals from Kevin Hanley and another from Sean O’Sullivan in the second half gave Urhan victory on a score of 3-13 to 1-9. In the south west under 21 B football championship St.Colm defeated Glengarriff 1-11 to 0-11 in Bantry yesterday afternoon.

Golf.
In the Berehaven golf club the 2 ball scramble competition sponsored by Wiseman’s drapery was won by Una Kingston and Roseanne Lehane. Yesterday was neighbours day with the Glengarriff club the Glengarriff ladies travelled to CTB to take part in the 3 ball scramble competition which was won by Tracy O’Sullivan, Sue Northcote and Chris Sullivan. 2nd Frances Holland, Mary T O’Sullivan and Anna Harrington. 3rd Niamh Twomey, Rosarie Hanley and Roseanne Lehane. 4th Carol P Murphy, M.T Carroll and Mary Cronin. The ladies two ball scramble competition continues until the end of March.

28.2.11

Golf.
Yesterday was neighbours day at the Berehaven golf club. The Glengarriff men’s team travelled to Berehaven while the Berehaven ladies travelled to Glengarriff. The winners of the men’s 3 ball competition were Kevin Mullins, Gary Murphy and Chris Thereader. The men’s winter league continues in the Berehaven golf club with round 3 and 4.

GAA.
Adrigole made the long journey to Mourn abbey yesterday morning to take on the home side in the county division 3 football league. It proved successful outing with Adrigole collecting their 2nd brace of point. The final score was Adrigole 0-11 clyda rovers 0-9 on next Sunday Adrigole have a home game against Grenagh where they hope to continue their unbeaten run while CTB take on Kinsale in CTB both game have a 3pm start.

In the county division 3 football league Adrigole recorded a one point victory over Ballingeary in Adrigole yesterday afternoon. It was the gaeltacht side which led at the interval 1-5 to 0-2. however upped their game considerably in the second half to whittle back the lead. At the final whistle it was Adrigole 0-11 ballingeary 1-7. CTB who are olaying in the same division were less fortunate in their game against Clyda rovers. The north cork side who were wind assisted in the opening half led 1-4 to no score at half time. CTB tried gallantly to retrieve the situation but found a stubborn Clyda defence hard to break down. At the final whistle it was Clyda rovers 1-7 CTB 0-5. on Sunday next Adrigole travel to maurn abbey to take on Clyda rovers while CTB make a journey to Grenagh to take on the home side. Beara are also in action in division 2 away to piarsaigh.

Beara made a long journey to Glenville for the opening round of the county division 2 football league. The home side led 1-3 to 0-2 at the interval. A Dean Murphy goal put the Beara lads in contention but it wasn’t enough. The final score was Glenville 1-8 Beara1-6.next Sunday 2 Beara teams are involved in their first games in division 3 of the league. CTB have a home game against Clyda Rovers while Adrigole have a home game against Ballingeary. Both games have a 2.30 pm throw in.

Golf.
In the Berehaven golf club the winners of the men’s 9 hole singles competition was Alan Harrington on 22pts, 2nd was Connie O’Shea who was one point adrift. The winner of the ladies 9 hole Stableford competition was Una Kingston. For the month of February the 2 ball scramble competition sponsored by Wiseman’s will continue. There are 2 categories 1-27 and 28-36. Next Sunday in the first exchange days with neighbours Glengarriff. The ladies play at home in Berehaven with a 12 noon tee off while the men travel to Glengarriff with a draw for pertness at 10am. The Berehaven men’s winter league competition is ongoing.

 

Yesterday afternoon Beara were beaten by St.Finbarrs in the county under 16 football league final held over since last year.

It was a good year for the CTB gaa board na nog winning the Beara under 12 and under 14 football championships. At their recent agm they elected the following committee for the coming year. Chairman-Micheal Harrington, Vice chairman- David Hurley secretary- Mairead O’Driscoll, assistant secretary- Alexandra Kane, treasurer- Denise Power, Assistant treasurer- Anne Marie Cronin, pro- Sinead Murphy Whelan. And delegate to the Beara board- David Hurley and Gary O’Sullivan.

Beara GAA.
The vacancies which exised in the Beara board since the Beara GAA convention were filled at last Wednesdays Beara board meeting. The new secretary of the board is Richard Murphy, treasurer- Danny Crowley and DJohnny O’Sullivan, pro- Oli D O’Sullivan. The other members of the board who were elected at the convention were chairman- Donal O’Sullivan, vice chairman- Micheal Joe O’Sullivan and development officer- Finbarr Harringtion.

The garnish gaa board na nog recently held their AGM and elected the following committee chairman- Donal Flor O ’Sullivan
Secretary- Siobhan O’Driscoll, assistant secretary- Racheal Southgate, treasures- Tadhg O’Sullivan and PJ Leary, Pro- Kevin O’Neill, development officer- Ger O’Sullivan, cultural officer- Paudie B O’Sullivan. The CTB gaa board na nog held their AGM yesterday the account of which will be given in next weeks report.

The draws for next years County Senior and Ontermediate Football Championship were made at last weeks GAA County Convention. In the Senior Football Championship which is played on a round robin basis Beara are in the group of three with Avondhu and Shandun which guarantees them at least 2 games. The winner of this group will play CIT for a place in the knockout stages of the competition. In the Intermediate Football Championship Castletownbere will meet Fermoy, and Adrigole will take on Kilamullen

The rescheduled Beara GAA Convention was held in Twomeys on Thursday night. Five vacancies still exist for officership for the Board for teh comingyear for the positions of Secretary, Treasurers, PRO, and gaelic Officer. Nomination papers will be with the clubs in the coming week

The annual Beara gaa convention which was fixed for last Friday night was cancelled due to officials of the county board being unable to travel due to icy roads.

Horses

Congratulations to Emily Jurpington who won an individual international class showjumping competition in Belgium recently on Allihies Diamond bay. This horse was originally ridden by Blayne Sheehan from Allihies who now rides for la silla stud in Mexico.

Golf
The winner of the Maggie Gleeson 2x9 hole card competition which was held during the week was won by Mary B Harrington, John Hanley and Mike Cahill. The AIB sponsored hampers competition continues until Dec 19th.

GAA:
Garnish completed an unique double yesterday afternoon when they won the Beara minor league and championship with a hard earned win over Urhan in CTB. In doing so they bridged a gap of 21 years to their last title at this grade. The victory meant a lot to Garnish club as the bonfires in Barnes gap could testify last night. At the interval garnish led 0-5 to 0-4. A Brian Terry O’Sullivan goal ten minuites into the second half put the garnish lads into the driving seat. With 8 minutes remaining Cian Harringtion rifeled the ball to the net for garnishes second goal and end the game as a contest. Urhan finished strongly with a youthful side will have a big say in next years championships. The finish score was garnish 2-10 urhan 0-8 after the game Beara secretary John Murphy presented the cups to garnish captain Brian Terry O’Sullivan.
The Beara gaa convention goes ahead next Friday evening in the CTB fisheries school at 8pm. The Beara gaa would also like to thank everyone for their support for their fundraising race night in CTB last Friday evening.

Golf.
The Berehaven golf club held their annual dinner dance in the club house last Saturday night and once again it proved a huge success.
Pharmacy.
The Berehaven pharmacy will host a special Christmas sale on Friday evening from 5 to 8pm. It will include guest beautician, discount on Christmas gifts finger food wine and raffles.


Urhan are through to the Beara minor football championship final after they defeated a fancied Adrigole side in a trilling contest in CTB yesterday afternoon. Urhan led 3-9 to 3-3 at the interval and were worthy winners on a score of 4-14 to 3-12 at the final whistle. Urhan now go on to play garnish in the Beara minor final. Closing date for nominations to the Beara board close this evening.
The Beara board gaa fundraising race night goes ahead in the forge night club on Friday night starting at 9.30pm. your support would be very much appreciated.

Adrigole gaa.
The Adrigole gaa club held their agm on Saturday night. It sees them elect a new chairman in Danny Crowley who takes over from Michael Domnick O’Sullivan there is also a change in secretary with Peter O’Sullivan taking over from Darragh carey vice chairman – John Joe O’Sullivan assistant secretary- sean o’shea- treasurer- Brian Blake and Tim O’Shea.


Golf.
In the Berahaven golf club AGM of the gents golf was held recently and elected the following committee captain-Bernie Twomey, vice captain-John O’Dwyer,
Hon secretary- Jerry Harringtion, handicap secretary Grant Couzens. The junior golf committee are JJ McLaughlin, Timmy Lynch, Laurcan Harringtion and John walsh. The winner of the mens singles competition which was played for over the weekend was Dean Hegarty on 37pts 2nd bobby lotty who was one point adrift.

GAA:
CTB who topped the group in the county senior football league division 4 failed in Dunmanway on Saturday afternoon. CTB led 0-5 to 0-4 at the interval but a good start to the second half saw eire og take the laurels on a score of 2-10 to 0-6.

GAA:
Beara had two representatives involved in the county minor c football championship 12 a side semi finals. Garnish led 0-5 to 0-2 at the interval in their game against Clondroichead. The woodwork denied garnish twice in the second half as Clondroichead came with a late rally to win on a score of 1-7 to 0-6. in the other semi final which produced a lively contest Kilmichael led Adrigole 2-7 to 2-4 at the interval. Adrigole responded in the second half and led by two points with the game well into injury time. However an inordinate amount of injury time Killmicheal scored 2-1 to snatch victory on a score killmicheal 5-8 adrigole 2-12.
The semi final of the Beara under 21 football championship between urhan and Adrigole is down for decision next weekend. The winners meet CTB in the final.

Golf:
In the west cork mens senior golf sheild final liselane defeated Berehaven 3-2 in the Berehaven golf course on Saturday.

GAA: 2.11.10
Adrigole are this years Beara junior 2 football champions after they defeated Bere Island with a late rally in the replay in CTB yesterday afternoon. Bere island started well and led at the interval by 0-6 to 0-3. a fisted goal by Cormac Sidley 10 minutes into the second half saw Bere Island open up a fpur point gap. When Dereck Harringtion the Bere Island keeper saved a penalty a few minutes later it looked liked being Bere Islands day. With five minutes to go a lapse in consentration allowed Jimmy Lynch through for the simplest of goals to put Adrigole ahead for the first time in the game and with the game well into injury time Owen O’Sullivan struck for Adrigoles second goal to seal victory on a score Adrigole 2-9 Bere Island 1-8.
After the game John Murphy secretary of the Beara divisional board presented the Donal Jim O’Sullivan cup to the Adrigole captain Fergus Carey. During the week CTB won their section in the south west under 12 football league shield with a 4-9 to 1-3 victory over Clonna Gael.

GAA
The replay of the Beara junior 2 football championship final between Bere Island and Adrigole which ended all square after extra time last week goes ahead Sunday week. With little to choose between the sides it should be another intriguing contest. In the county division 4 football league the CTB intermediate team topped the table and have gained promotion to division 3 for the coming year. They will play Eire Og in the league final in early November. Congradulations to Urhan who won their section of the south west under 12 football league with a 2-8 to 1-5 win over pedlars cross yesterday afternoon. A goal in either half by cathal o’sullivan proved decisive for Urhan. The Beara board GAA are hosting a fundraising race night in the forge nightclub CTB on Friday night starting at 9.30pm your support would be greatly appreciated.

Field of dreams:
As the closeing date comes near Glengarriff GAA club are appealing to everyone to help them in the kellogs field of dreams competition. You can do so by texting kellogs Munster to 53799 or log onto www.kelloggs.ie field of dreams a vote for munster or filling in a coupon on the kelloggs cereal box.

GOLF:
Congratulations to the Berehaven mens golf team who have qualified for the mens senior west cork sheildfinal after getting the half point they needed in their return game against Bandon. The unlikely heros were the young pairing of Dean Hegarty and Connie Shea.

On Sunday next Bere Island play Adrigole in the beara junior 2 football championship final in CTB at 2pm. In the semi finals Adrigole had two points to spare over CTB while bere island had a similar advantage over urhan. With little to choose between the sides it promises to be an exciting contest. Over the weekend the beara senior board met with the chairman and secretaries of each of the clubs in beara to alley fears that beara as an intity would be interfered with. As a result of recommendations arising out of the county board shortage plan. During the week beara board officers met with representatives from the county board who gave assurance that beara as a division, would still be able to enter teams at all ages in county championships. The beara GAA senior board has called on everyone to support their upcoming fundraiser of a race night which will be held in the forge night club on the bank holiday weekend. On Friday next members of the victorious cork senior football team along with the sam mcguire cup will visit all schools in the peninsula. The garnish gaa golf classic will be held in the Berehaven golf club CTB on Saturday and Sunday 23th and 24th October, it will be a 3 ball scramble competition. Furture information can be got by contacting club offices.

Golf
In golf fast fish competition will be held in Berehaven golf club on 9th and 10th October. The 2 ball competition and the yellow ball competition will run for the month of October. The ladies montly meeting will be held Monday oct 11th at 8pm.

It was a disappointing afternoon for Beara clubs competing in County Championships yesterday afternoon. In the Intermediate Football Championship CTB travelled to Aughaville to take on Macroom with a place in the Final at stake. A Macroom goal just before half-time gave them a seven point advantage. At the interval it was Macroom 1-5 CTB 0-3. CTB rallied in the second half to cut the defeat to two points but Macroom regained their composure to advance on a score of 1-11 to 0-9.
In Inchigeela Urhan took on Cloyne in the first round of the County Junior 1 Football Championship. A Vinney Lehane goal just before half-time kept the Urhan lads in touch. The turning point in the game was a goal by Diarmud O’Sullivan mid-way through the second half. The full time score was Cloyne 1-8 Urhan 1-4.
It was a disappointing weekend also for the Beara Ladies who were beaten by Glanmire in the County Ladies Under 12 Football Championship Final.

 

Golf:
The Berehaven men’s golf team had a good win over Bandon in the first leg of their semi final clash in the West Cork Shield which was held in the Berehaven Golf Club on Saturday. The return leg against Bandon is down for decision next week

 

Golf:

The Berehaven senior mens golf club travelled to lee valley over the weekend to take on the home side in the second leg of the west cork shield. Berehaven who led 3-2 after the opening round needed two and a half games to win the tie which they duly did.
In theladies 18 hole staffeford competition played in the Berehaven golf club over the weekend the winner was Mary T O’Sullivan on 39pts, 2nd was Anne McCarthy and 3rd Catrine O’Sullivan. The ronan and associates 18 hole Stableford competition was won by rose ann lehane, 2nd mary t o’sullivan and 3rd rosarie hanley. The mary d harringtion sponcered 9 hole Stableford for ladies continues until the end of the month.

GAA

CTB captured the Donal Harringtion trophy with a hard earned win over Urhan in CTB on Saturday evening. It produced a fine open game of football with both sides smarting from their wins the previous weekend. Any idea that the intermediate side would have easy pickings was soon dispelled. A goal by Alan Harringtion midway through the first have tilted the balance in favour of CTB who led 1-4 to 0-5 at the interval.
CTB kept their noses to the front and at the whistle CTB was 1-7 Urhan 0-6. in the Beara minor football league Garnish got their campaign off to a good start with a win over Inchigeela. On Friday evening Garnish play Urhan in Cahermore while on Saturday Adrigole take on Inchigeela. On Wednesday evening Beara take on Douglas in the premier minor football championship in ballincollig at 8pm.
On Sunday next Bere Island take on Urhan in the semi-final of the Beara junior 2 football championship in Bere Island at 1.30pm. a big day for the island which marks their first ever championship game played on their newly revamped pitch. Congratulations to Mathew O@Shea of Glengarriff who played at full back on the cork minor football team which defeated Galway in the all Ireland semi-final in croke park yesterday. Also to Donal O’Sullivan of CTB who is a selector with the corkminor football team.

Golf:
The Berehaven golf club senior mens team won the first leg of their tie with the lee valley golf club 3-2 in Berehaven on Saturday. In the mens single competition Martin Mullins was the winner on 38pts. The presidents prize to the ladies was won by Mary F.O’Sullivan 2nd Una Kingston and 3rd tracy O’Sullivan. The ladies 9 hole stabbford competition continues until the end of the month. The Mary Harringtion sponsored competition will run for the month of September. There will be a 9 hole open senior mixed at 6.30pm on Wednesday.the presedent Decky Wiseman prizes to the men will be played for on Thursday Friday and Saturday.

Rowing:

Congratulation to the CTB rowing club who pulled off a unique double yesterday afternoon winning the women and mens senior gig races in the all Ireland coastal rowing championship in whitegate. On Saturday the womens team were second in the womens open classic with the mens team made it a massive weekend for them by also winning the mens open classic. The womens team were Mairead Driscoll, Noreen hanley , mary dunne and emma hanley.
Themens team were David o’sullivan, sean daly, donnagh o’connor and david Shandon o’sullivan albert o’sullivan green was the cox for both teams.

GAA:
All roads lead to Cahermore next Saturday afternoon for the feast of football involving Adrigole and CTB in the intermediate football championship and Glengarriff Urhan in the Beara junior 1 football championship final. First up in the Beara final involving last years champions against the 2008 champions. Urhan have been showing good from all year and will start slight favourites in view of their impressive winin the semi final. Glengarriff on the other hand having won the championships last year will give it a lash. All in all it will make for an intriguing contest which gets under way at 3pm. This will be followed by the mouth watering clash between Adrigole and CTB at 7pm. Ever since since the fourth round draws were made the possibility of these sides meeting each other looked a distinct possibility. When these sides met one another in the championships 2 years ago it took a replay to decide the issue with victory going to the men in Adrigole, it also drew a massive crowd reputed to be the biggest in county cork that year outside Paric ei Choaime and paric ei rinn. It has all the hallmark of being an exciting contest with both sides showing impressive form all year. The stacks couldn’t be higher with a place in the final for the winner.
To facilitate Beara supporters travelling to the cork v Dublin all Ireland semi-final next Sunday a bus will be leaving CTB on Sunday morning and returning that evening. Anyone interested should contact Tommy Hartnett immediately.

Golf:
On Thursday last it was senior mens open day at the bere haven golf club. The winner of category A was tom o’herlity of mahon on 36pts who won it on breakdown from con harringtion of Berehaven.the category B was won by Gerry enright of Glengarriff on 42pts 2nd John Hanly on 40pts and 3rd Jerome marijama Bantry on 39pts.
The category C was won by paddy murray of mallow on 38pts 2nd Derek Brady Glengarriff on 35pts. There will be an 18 hole stabbford competition played for over the weekend and the presedents prize will be played for on Friday and Saturday.
Congratulations to Finnian Murphy Claunaglaskin CTB he celebrated his 21st birthday over the weekend. Also to kate twomey who celebrated her 21st birthday over the weekend.

Ever since the draws were made for the 4th round of the intermediate football championship the possibility of both Bearas representative going head looked a district possibility, provided they both overcame their respective oppositions on Saturday evening last. Well it has come to pass, and the game that everyone wanted CTB V Adrigole is set in stone. The likelihood is the game will go ahead on Saturday the 21st august with Cahermore being the likely venue.
CTB who played Ballyclough on Saturday evening in Inchigeela were level 0-4 a piece at the interval. Goals by Dean Murphy and Brendan regan decided the issue as CTB advanced on a score of 2-8 to 0-8. Adrigole travelled to newcestown to take on Glanworth and led 1-5 to 0-3 at halftime. At the final whistle it was Adrigole 1-10 Glanworth 1-9. urhan and Glengarriff will contest this years Beara junior 1 football championship final. In Adrigole Glengarriff had to withstand a second half comeback bt CTB to advance on a score of 0-12 to 0-10.
While in CTB garnish made a lively start but Urhan gained control there was only going to be one winner the final score was urhan 0-15 garnish 0-6. in the county ladies senior football championship beara and mourne abby must meet again after they ended all square in Adrigole yesterday evening on a score beara 2-12 mourne abby 3-9.

GOLF:
The past week was open week in the Berehaven golf club. The 18 hole stabboford competition was won by Eddie Gallagher 41pts. Joe o’sullivan won the 9 hole stroke competition on 28 pts Robert Riordan won the 9 hole v par. The the minor scratch cup was won by Hugh O’Sullivan. The intermediate scratch cup went to connie o’shea while the junior scratch cup was won by Tim lynch.
The 9 hole stabbford competiton was won by mick Reynolds as was the 9 hole stroke. Jean Collins ,pat o’donoghue and c.o’sullivan won the 3 ball scramble. The 3 ball rumble went to rosarie hanley ruth power and john Nolan. Angela o’sullivan won the ladies 9 and 18 hole Stableford competitions. The presedents prizes for the ladies will be played on Saturday and Sunday next with a draw for partners at 10-30 am and 2.30pm.

Despite the inclement weather there was a large turn out for the Castletownbere G.A.A. Golf Classic which was held in the Berehaven golf Club over the weekend. The winners of the 18 Hole Scramble Competition were Kieran Hanley, Stephen Martin Sullivand and Marie Murphy. 2nd Joe O’Sullivan, Angela O’Sullivan and Olivia Hanafin. 3rd Michael Crowley, Brendan O’Driscoll and Colin Gleeson.
The winner of the Junior Competition were:
Dion Kelly, Joe O’Neill and Conor O’Regan.
2nd Jason Walsh, Alan Harrington and Ciarian O’Sullivan
3rd Richard Murphy, Garry Murphy and Mark Harrington.
The longest drive was won by Lorcan Harrington and nearest the pin competition was won by Alan Harrington.
The Anna Harrington Prizes will be played for in the Berehaven Golf Club next weekend with a draw for partners at 10.30a.m. and 2 p.m.. The Ladies 9 Hole Stableford Competition will continue until the end of the month.

Castletownbere continued their unbeaten run in Division 4 of the County Football League defeating Fermoy 2 14 to 0 5 in Cloughdubh yesterday afternoon. This resulf means Castletownbere have qualified for the League Final and have gained promotion to Division 3 for next year. On Sunday next Castletownbere play Urhan in the Beara Junior Football League in Castletownber.

Best wishes to the Beara Ladies Senior Football team who take on Old Loretto in the County Ladies Senior Football Chanpionship in Adrigole this evening at 8 p.m.

It was heartbreak for Beara in the County Under 2l Football Championship on Monday evening last. A wonderful point from Trevor Collins looked to have booked Beara their place in the final until Ballincollig struck for a goal deep into injury time. The final scor was Ballincollig 2 10 Beara 0 14.

Beara got their season back on track in the Premier Minor Football Championship with an easier than expected win over Carrigtwohill in Kilnamartra on Friday evening on a score of 3 14 to 1 6.

The Beara Junior 2 Football League Final played in Castletownbere yesterday afternoon between Urhan and Castletownbere produced an exciting contest which ended all square. It necessitated extra time to decide the issue. A point by Jason Walsh for Castletownbere decided the issue. The final score was Castletownbere 0 13 Urhan 0 12.

The best of luck to the beara under 2s who take on ballincollig in the semi final of the county under 21 football championship in ballinacarraige tomorrow evening at 7.30pm. the beara minors are also in action this week they take on carrigtwohill in the premier minor football championships kilnamartra at 7.30pm.

Golf

The lady captain rose lehane prizes were played for in the berehavengolf club during the week. The winner of the mwns competition was won by Michael D o’sullivan on 44pts 2nd Shane McCarthy and 3rd david hurley. The ladies competition was wonby catrine o’sullivan on 42pts 2nd rosarie hanley and 3rd mary j Harrington. The best gross went to angela o’sullivan, best back 9 jane mccarthy and best front 9 threasa hall. In the west cork shield the Berehaven ladies recorded a good win over Macroom and took their place in the next round. The CTB gaa club on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will be an 18 hole 3 ball scramble mixed or otherwise. On Thursday there will be a junior 3 ball scramble.

GAA

CTB maintained their unbeaten win in the county division 4 football league with an easier than expected win over canavee on Saturday evening in CTB. The final score was CTB 0-16 canovee 0-9.
This result puts them in a strong position to make the play off stages of the competition.
In the premier minor football league Beara recorded another good win over na piarsaigs. In the coming week Beara travel to play fermoy in the premier league and are due to play carrigtwohill in the premier minor football championship the following week.
Urhan are trough to the Beara junior 2 football league final after they defeated Bere Island 2-11 to 0-13 in Eyeries on Friday evening in the final they will come up against CTB. As a result of Bearas victory over Glanmire in the copunty under 2 football championship they play either Ballincollig or lyre on Tuesday night.

GOLF
In the golf the John O’Donoghue memorial competition was played for in the Berehaven golf club over the weekend. The winner of the mens competition was JJ.McLaughlen on 48pts 2nd Declan Mullins and 3rd John Hanley. The best back 9 was won by Derry Murphy and the best visitor was Gerard Crowley.
The ladies competition was won by Claire McCarthy on 41pts 2nd Threasa hall and 3rd Mary D Harrington. The lady captain Rose Lehanes prizes will be played for this week. The junior boys competition begins at 11am Thursday the junior girls at 2pm. The beginners ladies competition is at 11am Friday. The gents competition is on Saturday and the ladies competition is on Sunday.

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

In the West Cork League, the Beara Under 12 girls made the long journey to Clonakilty last Saturday to take on the home side. Although only 11 girls were available to travel on the day, they were absolutely delighted to record their first victory of the season with a good win over Clonakilty. The final score was 5-10 to 0-13. Beara’s team were: Danielle Murphy, Clodagh O’Sullivan, Ciara Hanley, Christina O’Sullivan, Meg O’Sullivan 0-3, Elaine O’Sullivan 2-3, Debbie Power 1-1, Niamh O’Sullivan 2-3, Lorea O’Sullivan, Darerca O’Shea and Emma O’Shea.

Ladies Under 12

Attached please find photo of Beara U12 girls, wearing their new jerseys, sponsored by Berehaven Credit Union.

 

Cup
CTB won the under 12 football championship with a hard earned win over Garnish in Eyeries on Monday night. CTB led 2-10 to 3-1 at the interval. As the game entered the final quarter Garnish had managed to peg back the lead to within kicking distance.

Under 12 team

However CTB responded with 3 goals in as many minutes, two from substitute Sean Walsh and another from Richard Murphy which effectively sealed victory. The final score was CTB 6-11 Garnish 4-6. in the south west junior football league Urhan defeated Aragadeen rangers 2-3 to 0-6 and Kilbrittain 1-9 to 0-9, during the week which Aragadeen rangers had a two point victory over Garnish on a score of 2-10 to 2-8.


Yesterday afternoon Beara picked up their fifth win in the senior football league with a one point victory over table toppers Bishopstown in Bishopstown on a score of 0-9 to 0-8. this evening Beara played Glanmire in the county under 21 football championship in Inchigeela at 7pm. I would like to wish the Beara lads the best of luck.
In the ladies county senior football league Beara recorded another good win with a 3-8 to 0-13 win over Denoughmore on Friday evening.
Aine Terry O’Sullivan contributed 2 goals and Maureen O’Sullivan contributed 2 goals and Maureen O’Sullivan scored the other.

Beara Ladies under 12

This year's Beara under 14 football championship final played in Adrigole on Wednesday evening last for the inaugural Gerard Batt O’Sullivan cup produced one of the most entertaining games ever played at this level. In a games in which neither side deserved to loose it took extra time to decide the issue, before CTB lifted the trophy. Urhans ability to score goals had them ahead at the interval 2-4 to 0-8. at the end of normal time it was all square CTB 1-14 Urhan 4-5. in the first period of extra time Urhan scored a gole and a point in the first two minutes however CTB finished the half with five unanswered points to lead by the narrowest of margins on the changeover. A goal by Garry Murphy midway through the second period of extra time finally decided the outcome. The final score was CTB 2-21 Urhan 5-7. Gerard Batt O’Sullivans wife phil and his son Ronan presented the cup to the winning captain Gary O’Driscoll. It was fitting that CTB should win the cup in the first year it was played for, also that the winning captain should wear the number 3 jersey as Gerard Batt had during an illustrious career.

 


In the Beara under 12 football championship semi-finals for the John L O’Sullivan cup CTB sprung a surprise when they defeated Urhan by two points while Garnish had a five points to spare over Adrigole. The final between CTB and Garnish goes ahead in Eyeries this evening at 7pm. In the south west junior football league Urhan defeated Arigadeen rangers 2-3 to 0-6.

Cycle.
On Wednesday last pupils of Eyeries national school took part in cycle to celebrate bike week. The event was organised by bike-n-beara in conjunction with Cork co.council. a ladies cycling group just started leaves from bike-n-beara bike shop which is situated alongside centra CTB every Sunday morning at 10-30am and Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Glengarriff retained the south west under 21s football championship with a hard earned win over goleen in Bantry on Saturday. Glengarriff led 1-10 to 1-5 at the interval. A goal by Shane Healy 10 minutes into the second half proved decisive. The full time score was Glengarriff 1-10 Goleen 1-5.In the county division 2 football league Beara had a 1-12 to 3-3 victory over Kiskeam. In division 3 of the county football league Adrigole after a sluggish start have chalked up back to back victories in their last two outings. On Saturday evening they defeated Bantry blues 2-6 to 0-9. On Friday evening in the Beara junior 2 football league CTB had a 1-9 to 1-6 victory over Urhan in CTB. On Wednesday night Beara play Nemo Rangers in the premier minor football championship in Kilmeen at 7pm. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Beara GAA held their lads the best of luck.
Over the weekend the Beara gaa held their annual church gate collection on behalf of the Beara board I would like to express a sincere thank you to everyone who gave generously.

Cork Team

The Cork football team training in Bere Island in April with some

Cork Team

members from the Bere Island gaa club

Road Bowling

Joe O'Sullivan presents the Acorn Life Cup to winner Aidan Murphy outside O'Sheas Bar also Christie Mullins runner up, and Aoife O'Sullivan of Acorn Life. Picture: John Eagle

The Beara Ladies Minor Team travelled to Ballineen to play Douglas on the 18th of April in the County Minor Final. The Beara team was captained by Maureen O’ Sullivan and trained by Brian Murphy, Junior O’ Sullivan and Mary Power. Once the whistle was blown to start the match, Beara attacked in waves up the field and at half time Beara were well ahead on a score of 3.4 to no score. In the second half Beara pilled on the pressure for the first 15 minutes with extra scores coming and no reply from the Douglas girls. At this stage the game was truly over and a wise decision by the Beara trainers to remove some of their star players to be replaced by the Beara subs. Each sub played their part in this historic win, and at full time the score was Beara 5.13 to Douglas no score. The Beara team were on top in each position. Douglas were certainly missing some of their star players but there is no doubt that Beara had put in an awesome display of free flowing football from start to finish. The six forwards were scoring at will and were unlucky not to score 3 more goals with the ball hitting the cross bar on numerous occasions. When Douglas attacked they could not break down the Beara defence and the ball was sent back down the field once it went beyond half ways. This is the first time the Beara Ladies have won the Minor County Championship and were welcomed home with bonfires and also a welcoming committee gathered in the square in Castletownbere.

Back row: L-R:- Sarah Harrington, (Garnish), Jane O’ Sullivan
(Castletownbere), Jackie Harrington (Urhan), Marese Lowney (Garnish),
Leanne Harrington (Urhan), Christine O’ Sullivan (Garnish), Maureen O’
Sullivan (Garnish), Tara Green (Glengarriff), Fiona O’ Sullivan
(Castletownbere). Front row: L-R:- Emma O’ Shea (Adrigole), Aoife
Harrington (Adrigole), Marie Harrington (Urhan), Jessica Murphy
(Urhan), Patricia Dunne (Castletownbere), Franziska Freitag (Urhan),
Rachael O’ Shea (Urhan), Laura Sheehan (Urhan), Ruth Power
(Castletownbere), and Aine O’ Sullivan (Garnish).

Beara Ladies

The team was: Franziska Freitag, Emma O’ Shea, Patricia Dunne, Tara Green, Rachael O’ Shea, Jane O Sullivan, Aoife Harrington, Marese Lowney, Maureen O Sullivan, Leanne Harrington, Fiona O Sullivan, Laura Sheehan, Jackie Harrington, Aine O Sullivan and Christine O’ Sullivan. Subs: Maria Harrington, Jessica Murphy and Sarah Harrington

GAA:
The Beara ladies captured the county minor football championship for the first time ever with an easier than expected win over Douglas in the held over final from last year. The Beara goalscorers were AineTerry O’Sullivan, Laura Sheehan, Maureen O’Sullivan and Fiona O’Sullivan.
In the premier minor football league the Beara lads continue to impress with a narrow but deserved win over Carbery Rangers on a score of 0-11 to 1-7 mid week in division 2 of the Kelleher shield O’Donovan Rossa had a 1-14 to 0-9 victory over Beara.
In division 3 of the league Adrigole picked up their first brace of points with an impressive 3-15 to 1-9 victory over Kilavullen yesterday afternoon.
In the county under 16 football league goals by Sean O’Sullivan, Jack Creedan and Paul O’Neill saw Beara record a 3-15 to 1-6 victory over Kilmurry.
In the south west junior football league “Urhan an Oliver plunketts ended a thrilling contest all square at 2-10 a piece. Kilmeenedged out Glengarriff 3-13 to 2-11 while Dohneys defeated CTB 1-14 to 0-7.
In the south west under 12 football league it was O’Donovan Rossa 4-9 CTB 2-6.
Glengarriff 3-10 Oliver Plunkets 2-5 and pedlars cross 2-8 CTB 2-7. On Friday next Garnish play Glengarriff Cahermore in the Beara junior 1 football league congratulations to Sean O’Shea of Adrigole and Mathew O’Shea of Glengarriff who were on the cork minor football team which defeated clare in the first round of the munster minor football championship during the week.

GAA:
CTB continue their unbeaten run in the county football league division 4 with a hard earned win over Kilnamartra in CTB yesterday afternoon. The Gaeltacht side led at the interval 1-3 to 0-3. Dean Murphy was introduced at the interval and within 20 seconds of the restart he struck the ball in the net. Ten minutes later Kilnamartra had a player sent off. CTB finished strongly a blistering goal from Shane McCarthy five minutes from time sealed victory. The final score CTB 2-6.
Kilnamartra 1-4. Adrigole looked like they were going to collect their first brace of points in the county league division 3 until Ray Carey struck for a goal deep into injury time to give Clydra Rovers victory on a score of 1-7 to 0-9. Adrigole have a home game against Kilacullen next Sunday. Two goals from Sean clar O’Sullivan and another from Shane Healy gave Glengarriff victory over Goleen in the south west under 21 c football championship on a score of 3-6 to 0-9 which effectively books their place in the final. In the county minor football league Beara travelled to Bishopstown midweek. A Tom Joe O’Sullivan goal proved crucial as Beara won by 1-9 to 0-10. In the Beara junior 1 football league Urhan have laid down an early marker of their intentions for the year with a 4-9 to 1-3 victory over last years Beara junior 1 football champions Glengarriff. In the Beara junior 2 football league Bere island got their season off to a good start with a one point victory over CTB on a score of 1-9 to 1-8. In the county under 16 football league Beara made it a fruitful journey to ST.Michaels yesterday morning with a 3-7 to 1-11 victory. It was an early start for the Garnish lads who set out on their journey at 7.45 am.

Rowing:
The CTB rowing club will participate in the roaring water bay 8 mile row from Ballydehob to Schull on Monday next the row is open to kayakers. Further information can be got by contacting Mariead O’Driscoll CTB.

Soccer:
Best of luck to the Beara ladies soccer team who play Dunmanway in the cup final in Skibbereen on Sunday. Kick off is at 1pm.

GAA:
The Beara community school were crowned all Ireland vocational senior B football champions at Kilmallock on Saturday after a narrow but deserved win over Coliste na Corribe the Galway champions by a single point. The spade work was done in the first half. Two early goals by David Murphy and Tom Joe O’Sullivan from the penalty spot gave the Beara lads an interval lead of 2-5to 0-3. Remarkably the Beara lads only managed a single point in the second half as the Galway lads pegged back the lead to come within one point at the final whiostle on a score Beara community school 2-6 Coliste na corribe 1-8. The welcome home celebrations which greeted the team in CTB on their return was incredible with bonfires and fireworks lighting up the night sky.
In division 2 of the county football league Aghada had a 1-8 to 0-7 victory over Beara yesterday, while in division 3 newmarket had a 3-12 to 0-9 victory over an Adrigole team which is plagued with injuries. In the south west under 21 c football championship on Saturday in Glengarriff defeated randal og 3-9 to 1-10 with goals from sean Galvin, Sean Clar O’Sullivan and Jamie Harringtion. In the premier minor football league which was played earlier in the week Ballincollig who were at home defeated Beara by a single point on a score Ballincollig 1-11 Beara 2-7. Tom Joe O’Sullivan was the scorer of Bearas two goals. On next Saturday Urhan play Garnish in the Beara jounior 1 football league in eyeries 6pm. On Monday Beara play Muskerry in the first round of the cork senior football championship in Dunmanway at 3pm.

Golf classic:
The Beara board na nog will host a golf classic in the Berehaven golf club from 2nd – 4th April it will be an 18 hole 3 ball scramble competition. There will also be a junior 3 ball scramble competition as well as longest drive and nearest the pin. For future details contact either Joss Crowley or Barry Harrington.

Rowing:
The Cork/Kerry rowing association held their AGM in Twomeys bar CTB on Friday night. Mairead O’Driscoll CTB was elected as the new PRO for the association at the end of the meeting chairman John Flemming presented CTB man Mr. John O’Shea with the golden oar award for his total commitment to promoting rowing in the region over the past 50 years.

GAA:
CTB continue their unbeaten run in division 4 of the county football league with a 0-9 to 0-7 victory over youghal under lights in Claughdubh during the week. While on ST.Patricks day a defeated Adrigole side were beaten 2-13 to 1-8 away to Ballingeary in division 3 the Beara under 21s played the cork minor football in a challenge game in Adrigole on Saturday with victory going to the cork team in a close encounter. We would like to wish the Beara community school the best of luck in the all Ireland vocational senior B football championship final next weekend when they take on the galway champions coliste corrib venue date and time to be announced later.

The best of luck to the Beara community school who play Askeaton in the munster vocational senior B football championship in Rathmore today at 2.30pm yesterday afternoon in Adrigole park a severly defeated home side were beaten by Macroom on a score of 1-7 to 0-7 on Friday night Skibbereen had a 2-15 to 2-5 victory over CTB under lights in Rossa park. Glengarriff made a good start to their southwest under 16 football league with a 5-9 to 2-4 win over drinsey. On Thursday night Beara play Mayfeild under lights in Claughdubh at 8.30pm in division 2 of the county football league.

The Beara community school are through to the all Ireland vocational schools senior B football championship final after a hard earned win over Maynooth on Saturday at Ballygibbin. The Beara community school led at the interval 1-7 to 0-3 thanks to Dean henshaw. Maynooth rallied in the second half but Tom Joe O’Sullivan goal late in the game sealed victory for the Beara community school on a score of 2-11 to 0-12.

In the 2009 county minor 12 a side football league Adrigole qualified for the final with a six point victory over Cullen.A Liam Harringtion goal insured Adrigole were level at the break on a score Adrigole 1-9 to Cullen 3-3. A man of the match performance from Kevin Goggin which included his ability to pick off long ranged points was instrumental in Adrigole success. A Thomas Joe O’Sullivan goal late in the game copperfastened the result which read Adrigole 2-19 Cullen 4-7 at the full time whistle. Adrigole play Iveleary in the league final.
In the county leagues division 2 Beara defeated Mayfeild in Claughdubh under lights on Thursday night on a score of 1-13 to 1-3. The Beara goal was scored by Sean Clar O’Sullivan. Glengarriff defeated near neighbours St.Colms 4-7 to 3-6 in the west cork under 16 football league.
In the cork ladies senior football league Beara defeated St.Vals by 0-15 to 1-10.
In the county league division 4 CTB play Youghal under lights in Claughdubh tomorrow night while in division 3 Adrigole are away to Ballingeary on ST.Patricks day.
The Cork minor football team take on Beara under 21s in a challenge game in Adrigole next Saturday at 4pm.

BEARA LADIES FOOTBALL

In the County Senior League, Beara had a home game against St. Valentines in Adrigole on Saturday last. Played in ideal weather conditions, the Beara girls gave a good account of themselves in their first game of the season. Although they trailed by 4 points at the break, and conceded a goal early in the second half, they dug deep and gradually whittled down the opposition’s lead. They drew level in the final minutes of the game and went ahead by two points to win the game on a final score of 0-15 to 1-10.
Beara: Laura O’Sullivan, Jane O’Sullivan, Patricia Dunne, Fiona O’Sullivan, Ann Daly, Laura Power, Rachael O’Shea 0-2, Maureen O’Sullivan 0-2, Miriam Sheehan, Ciara Murphy, Amanda Murphy (Captain) 0-6 (0-3 frees), Bernadette O’Sullivan 0-1, Christine O’Sullivan 0-1, Aine T. O’Sullivan 0-1, Fiona McCarthy, Susan Power 0-2 and Emma Harrington.

In the West Cork Soccer League, the Beara girls defeated Bandon 3-2 yesterday in an exciting contest. Emma Harrington scored Beara’s first goal and the other two came from the boot of Bernadette O’Sullivan, one from a penalty. Beara are now second in the league, with a game in hand. Team:-Vicki Power, Caitriona Murphy, Helen Murphy, Laura Power, Ann Marie Roberti, Ciara Murphy, Bernadette O’Sullivan, Karen O’Sullivan, Emma Harrington, Marie Murphy, Christine O’Sullivan, Sabrina Murphy, Sharon Martin-Sullivan, Laura O’Sullivan and Geraldine O’Sullivan.

CTB continued their good start to the season recording their 5th consecutive win in as many weeks with a hard earned win over Ballydesmond in the division 4 league in CTB yesterday afternoon. Ballydesmond led 1-2 to 0-4 at the interval the goal coming from a penalty midway through the half. For a second week running Sean Regan became the hero of the hour with a point from play with the last kick of the game to give victory to CTB on a score of 0-8 to 1-4. CTB continue their league programme with a home game against Aghabullogue next Sunday, which Adrigole have a home game against Macroom in division . In division 2 of the league Beara travelled to Mallow last Friday night with the home team coming out on top Mallow 0-8 to Beara 0-7. Beara take on Mayfeild next in the league. A goal by Dean Murphy CTB sealed victory for Cork in the all Ireland vocational football championship final against Monaghan. Sean Shea of Adrigola played at full back. Also on the panel were Finbarr Sheehan, Tom Joe O’Sullivan and Brian Terry O’Sullivan.
In the south west under 16 football league Urhan got their championship off to a good start with a 2-14 to 1-9 win over Gabriel rangers in Ballydehob yesterday. The winners in the Garnish GAA lotto were Debra O’Neill, Dave Regan, Patrick Shea and Rory O’Neill.
In the south west jounior football league CTB are away to Skibbereen under lights next Friday night.

Vocational Football

Members of Beara Community School who played in the Cork team and won against Monaghan l-r Dean Murphy, Brian Terry O'Sullivan, Sean O'Shea, Finbarr Sheehan, Thomás Joe O'Sullivan and Beará Community School Principal Mary O'Sullivan

CTB got their season off to a good start by capturing the Tom Creedon cup with a point victory over Ballingeary in Macroom yesterday afternoon. CTB made a whirlwind start and a goal by Lorcan Harrington insured that CTB led at the interval 1-7 to 0-4. Any idea that this was going to be a runaway victory was soon dispelled as Ballingeary whittled back the lead to draw leval midway trough the second half and go a point in front five minutes later. The momentum seemed to be with Ballingeary at this stage but remarkably CTB regained theirearly composure to finish strongly equalising with five minutes remaining and Sean Regan floating over a free from the hand deep into injurytime to seal a famous victory on a score CTB 1-9 Ballingeary 0-11. It was CTB’S third time winning the competition having previously won it in 1993 and 1999and puts them top of the roll of honour. Full marks to the Macroom club and the Cork Co.Council board on the manner in which they organised the tournament with the entire competition run off over five consecutive weekends on Sunday next Adrigole travel to Ballingeary to take on the homeside in division 3 of the league while CTB have a home game against Ballydesmond at 2.30pm in division 4. Beara are also away to mallowin division 2. Congratulations to the Cork vocational team which defeated Meath in the semi-final 0-16 to 2-7.To the all Ireland vocational schools senior football championship semi-final in Templemore on Saturday. Beara had five representatives Dean Murphy and Sean Shea who played and Tom Joe O’Sullivan, Finbarr Sheehan and Brian Terry O’Sullivan who were on the panel. Cork play Monahan in the final next weekend

Beara Ladies Football

The long awaited West Cork Minor final went ahead on Saturday last in Adrigole and the small crowd was treated to an exciting contest between two evenly matched teams and some excellent displays of football from both sides.

Valley Rovers settled quickly into the game and had scored a goal within minutes, followed shortly by a point from a free.  The Beara girls gradually found their rhythm and began to pick off their scores. The defence battened down the hatches and with Tara Green outstanding at corner back, they worked well together to keep the attacks at bay. Six different players found the target, including a wonderful goal from Aine O’Sullivan, as well as points from Maureen O’Sullivan, Aine O’Sullivan, Fiona O’Sullivan, Laura Sheehan, Ruth Power and Jackie Harrington. Play swung from end to end, but the Beara girls dominated for most of the half but were guilty of some wayward shooting. Valley Rovers were awarded a penalty for a leg-block but it was driven wide. They added a point from a free, which brought the half time score to 1-6 to 1-2 in favour of Beara.

Whe the play resumed, Aine O’Sullivan added a point for Beara from a free. Then the visitors took over and launched wave after wave of attack but the Beara rearguard were outstanding and did not leave them through for that all-important goal which would have brought them right back into the game. Valley Rovers continued to pile on the pressure and scored three points without reply while the Beara girls struggled to get the ball past the half way line. However, sheer determination and superb team-work saw them weather the storm and add two points to their tally, one each from Christine O’Sullivan and Jackie Harrington. When Christine O’Sullivan was at the end of a well-worked move out of defence and broke through to score a brilliant “soccer style” goal, the Beara crowd began to breathe a little easier but still the visitors continued to attack. Time was now running out and there was no way the Beara girls were going to let this one slip away. They dug deep and defended superbly and when Aine O’Sullivan scored her second goal of the day, there was no doubt where the cup was going.

The final score was 3-9 to 1-5. It was a hard earned but well deserved victory for the Beara girls and it was a delighted Ruth Power who accepted the cup from last year’s West Cork chairperson, Mary O’Sullivan. Well done to all the girls and best of luck in the county final when they play Douglas at a date and time to be arranged.

Beara:  Francesca Freitag, Tara Green, Patricia Dunne, Emma O’Shea, Rachael O’Shea, Jane O’Sullivan, Ruth Power 0-1, Maureen O’Sullivan 0-1, Marese Lowney, Christine O’Sullivan 1-1, Fiona O’Sullivan 0-1, Laura Sheehan 0-1, Jackie Harrington 0-2, Aine O’Sullivan 2-2, Leanne Harrington, Aoife Harrington, Marie Harrington, Sarah Harrington and Jessica Murphy.

In an amazing contest in the Tom Creedon cup semi-final played in CTB yesterday afternoon the home side edged out Nemo rangers by a single point. At the interval CTB looked dead and buried with Nemo rangers leading 2-3 to 0-1. A few shrewd switches saw a transformed CTB side in the second half as they set about winning back the lead and a goal by Alan O’Reagan with 10mins remaining cut the defeat to 2 points.3 unanswered points saw CTB take the lead Nemo rangers parity with two minutes remaining. However CTB had the last say with an Alan O’Regan point two minutes from time to claim a famous victory on a score CTB 1-9 to Nemo rangers 2-5 CTB now play Ballingeary in the Tom Creedon cup semi-final in Macroom next Sunday.
In the county minor 12 aside league quarter final 2009 held over since last year Adrigole led 3-8 to 1-2 at the interval with a double strike from Tom Joe O’Sullivan and a single from David Harrington . The same two players added a goal a piece to their tallies in the second half to leave the score at the final whistle Adrigole 5-17 St.James 2-2 in the west cork ladies minor football championship final 2009 Beara had a hard earned win over valley rovers. Beara led 1-7 to 1-4 at the interval thanks to an Ainè Terry O’Sullivan goal. She followed up with another goal in the second half as Christine O’Sullivan also got in on the act to win on a score Beara 3-9 Valley rovers 1-5. The Bearagirls now go on to play Douglas in the county final.

The Beara community school captured the county vocational senior B football championship with a seven point victory over Boherbui comprehensive school in Ballineen on Friday. Three goles, two from Tom Joe O’Sullivan and another from Brian Terry O’Sullivan in the first half put the Beara lads firmly in the driving seat. Boherbui were always chasing the game after this. At the final whistle the Beara community school were comfortable winners on a score 3-10 to 1-9.
In the Tom Creedon cup both Beara representatives had good wins yesterday afternoon. In Adrigole the home side got off to a glorious start with a Tim Shea goal inside a minute to lead St.Vincents 1-7 to 0-3 at the interval, at full time whistle Adrigole had clocked up an impressive 1-16 tally to St.Vincents 0-7. CTB travelled to Canovee and led 0-5 to 0-4 at the short whistle. In a close and exciting contest a goal by Lorcan Harringtion ten minutes from time decided the issue and CTB held on to win on a score of 1-9 to 0-10. What these results mean is a mouth watering encounter between the two Beara represtatives. The likelihood is that this game will go ahead next Sunday. The victory dinner dance for the Beara teams which won county minor and under 16 titles during the past year will be held in the Eccles hotel Glengarriff on Friday night.
The first meeting of Beara senior board will be held in Twomeys bar CTB on Wednesday night starting at 9.30 pm.

The Beara board na nog held their AGM in the Caha Centre Adrigole on Thursday last and reflected on what was a reasonably successful year after retaining the county under 16 football championship. The committee elected for the coming year is as follows. President- Connie Murphy, Vice president-Sean Murphy, Chairman- Richard Murphy Vice chairman- Kevin Green, secretary- Terance O’Shea, assistant secretary-Donal flor O’Sullivan,treasures- Rose Hegarty and John Gerard Lowney, development officer-Micheal Domnick O’Sullivan, pro-Tadhg O’Sullivan, and delegate to county board na nog John Kelly.
This year Tom Creedon cup competition will be played as a knockout competition. On Sunday next CTB travel to canovee while Adrigole have a home game against St.Vincents.
The presentation of medals to the Beara team which won minor and u16 county football titles during the past year will be made a the victory dinner dance in the Eccles hotel Glengarriff on Friday 5th February. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased in Adrigole from Michael Joe O’Sullivan , in Ardgroom John Gerard Lowney. The contact in Glengarriff is Tony Mc Elhinney in Allihies John Terry O’Sullivan and in CTB John Murphy