Saturday 22nd June 2013 will be a red letter day for Youghal CYMS as 5 of its young members will represent Ireland against Wales in the annual Celtic Challenge Trophy. Members Adam Fitzgerald and Keane McCarthy will play on the Irish U16 snooker team and 3 members Conor Kennedy, Noel Landers and 11 year old Ross Bulman will play on the Irish U14 snooker team.
The 5 lads qualified through the national tournament system, which began last October, played their way on to their respective teams. Each team consists of 6 players and to have 5 players from Youghal is a superb achievement. Great credit is due to all the players involved and no doubt they will be fitting ambassadors for their town and country.
Youghal CYMS member Brendan Cooney has been appointed as Irish U14 Team manager – an appointment which makes the Youghal CYMS contribution to the day all the more special.
Play begins on sat at 11am, with each player playing in 5 sessions with 2 frames per session. Play will go on with the final session expected to begin at 6pm.
Frank Duggan, Michael Twomey and Billa O’Connell were recognised for their contribution to theatre in Cork
Three entertainers who have made “a lasting and indelible mark” on Cork theatre were granted the Freedom of the city at a ceremony in Cork City Hall today.
Frank Duggan, Michael Twomey and Billa O’Connell were recognised for their contribution to theatre in Cork.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr John Buttimer said the three men were “instantly recognisable” in their native city.
“They are the essence of what it means to be Cork. The list of their endeavours is endless.”
Frank Duggan attended a ceremony at Cork City Hall fifty years ago when President John F Kennedy was granted the Freedom of the City. Mr Duggan said it was unimaginable that he was receiving the same honour as the late US President.
Michael Twomey said he was fortunate to have worked with a myriad of talented actors. Mr Twomey and Mr O’Connell paid particular tribute to the late entertainer Paddy Comerford who formed part of their “inseparable” comedy team.
Billa O’Connell performed in his first pantomime in 1947. His biggest ambition was to perform on the stage of Cork Opera House. Having performed in various pantomimes he finally got the call from Cork Opera House in 1955 only for a fire onsite to delay his debut.
However, he subsequently became involved in Summer Revels at Cork Opera House and performed annually on site for several decades.
Frank Duggan appeared in every performance of Summer Revels in Cork Opera House for twenty one consecutive years. His partnership with Michael Twomey in the comedy act “Cha and Miah” commenced in 1969 and continued for 43 years. The duo appeared weekly on “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly.”
Michael Twomey wrote and directed the annual pantomime at Cork Opera House for almost thirty years
Phil’s Road Run – Mizen To Youghal | Complied By: John Hennessy
On the 31st Of August 2013 at a minute past midnight both the Terry & Healy families from Youghal, will embark on a run from Mizen Head to Youghal in aid of The Mercy Hospital Cork. This event was inspired by the recent death of Phil Terry, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to some of the participants. The aim of this fun run is to have a member of the Terry or Healy family on the road at any given time.
Speaking at the road run’s launch Eithne Terry said; “Why Mizen to Youghal? You may ask. Well from the first day our mam was diagnosed with cancer right up to the day she lost her battle, it was the Mercy Hospital that she dealt with. They went above and beyond their pay grade on numerous occasions and made an unbearable situation somewhat bearable if that makes any sense, so we want to show our appreciation and support. With the Mercy being located in Cork we took the most westerly point of Cork to the most easterly point of Cork therefore Mizen to Youghal. We would like to pass the Mercy Hospital on the 31st of August with as many support runners by our side as we can.
If your life has not been touched by cancer in some shape or form you should consider yourself a very lucky person. Sadly in this day and age most people have been affected by cancer and have a story to tell. Rarer and aggressive forms of cancer definitely need all the funding and research possible to maybe even extend a life and its quality for a little longer. Our mam was taken from us way too early and put up one hell of a battle. Please forgive us if we block a bit of your news feed over the next few months, also we would love to get as many support runners and people involved as possible. Every cent raised will go straight to The Mercy Hospital. Last but not least please, please, please like and share our Facebook page…..Thank you for your continued support.”
Phil’s Road Run will be 120 miles long and the organisers expect to complete the run in approximately 20 hours, arriving in Green Park, Youghal, around 8pm on the Saturday evening, with a large crowd expected to welcome them home.
The Mercy Hospital Foundation is responsible for developing giving opportunities and encouraging charitable contributions from within the community towards the work being carried out in the Hospital. Funds raised through Foundation are used to purchase state of the art equipment, to enhance and develop services and to help Hospital staff in providing a world class service in a world class hospital.
Song composed for Youghal’s Paddy Lane hits Facebook and Youtube
Paddy Lane is a presenter with CRY 104FM, and has his own show entitled “My Kind of Music”. Paddy is interested in all sorts of music and four or so weeks ago, he posted a notice on Facebook for musicians, singers or songwriters anywhere in the World to send him on their own music and he would play it on CRY 104FM. “This”, Paddy told The Fast Cork Journal, “would give these people the opportunity to link in and hear their music played live on air”
On April 26th Paddy ‘met’ Yitka Karlik on Facebook. A Czech Singer/Song-writer,Yitka lives to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and when she made contact with Paddy, he asked if she would be interested in sending some of her music to him. Yitka was interested and, amazingly, within four days Paddy received her CDs, which was truly very efficient posting.
Paddy played Yitka’s CD’s that Friday night on a Show which he presented between 7pm and 8pm and with which his new friend was absolutely thrilled. So much so, in fact, that Yilka immediately composed, wrote and sang a song dedicated entirely to Paddy and entitled “Irishman”. The song was put up on Face-book and Youtube and received a fantastic reaction, with many hits and likes.
CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE YITKA SING THE “IRISHMAN” SONG
The East Cork Journal tuned in to Youtube to listen to this specially dedicated song, and was really very taken with, not only the lyrics, but also the beautiful singing of Yitka.
A very easy to listen to song which spoke of her “new Irish fiend who lives by the sea”. Paddy said “It was all so fast. It all happened within a few days, and I was really surprised and delighted with the song”. Being a presenter on CRY means that Paddy has the means of giving a ‘window of opportunity’ to all singers and songwriters, and would be prepared to do a feature programme on any one artist for a duration of one hour.
He expressed his thanks to Declan Gibbons, Manager, CRY, for the fabulous facility extended to him and said that CRY must be one of the only Radio stations to reach out around the World offering live performances for budding singers and songwriters. So, go to YouTube and type in Irishman Yitka and have listen to the song
- Story by Denise Fitzgerald
IRISHMAN – lyric for the song
Irish man is my new friend, Paddy Lane from Ireland who loves to promote music, he is the ladies friend.
He is so cute, this little dude, he has a loving heart and his voice is smooth, beautiful man, he is the radio gem.
Like a famous star, in his home town, on his radio show of the place called Youghal, near the sea, where he likes to be.
Refrain: when he goes there, he feels happy and free and he stays still as he watches the sea and the wind is blowing and filling his heart, with love for what he does, always on his mind…
Day or night, when he is on, he plays great tunes from around
the world, his favorites are the female voices full of love and hope.
And everyone who is his friend, loves this wonderful man from Ireland, who likes to promote music, he is the ladies friend.
Refrain: when he goes there, he feels happy and free and he stays still as he watches the sea and the wind is blowing and filling his heart, with love for he does, it’s always on his mind…
Yitka’s original song about Paddy Lane the community radio host from the town of Youghal in Ireland. Project made by Yitka, photography of Yitka and video by Martin Penkava, photography of Paddy taken by John Roche. Photos include: Eddie Hannon and Marita Kelly.
Song recorded at The Blue Tilt Studio in Hamilton ON Canada by Danny Zivkovic. Produced by Danny and Yitka.
on FB Yitka Music https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yitka-…
CRY 104fm this week launch their brand new children’s programme “ This is our School” a new six part series featuring 6 local primary schools.
The series made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) under the Sound and Vision Scheme follows on from last year’s Primary school Quiz series “Bun Scoil cur i gCoinne” which was won by Scoil Mhuire Tallow in a nail biting tie breaker .
This year Community Radio Youghal visited the primary schools of Bun Scoil Mhuire in Youghal, Ballintotis NS, Scoil Mhuire Tallow , Kyle NS, Inch NS ,and Kinsalebeg NS where the students of each school tell the story of their school in their own voices.
In each programme we hear from the students as they tell us about the history of their school, some of the projects that they carried out during the year, the sports that they play in school, the dramas they were involved in, they talk to their teachers and they play some of their favourite music .
Series producer Darragh Parker said that; “it was fantastic for the staff and volunteers of CRY to be working once again with some of the students of our local primary schools, and it enables us to provide once again programmes on our schedule that are made by and for the youngest members of our community” .
Darragh also thanked the schools involved for their participation and allowing the production staff the opportunity to work with the students while also helping them research and put their shows together adding “one of the unique features of these programmes is that they are presented by the students themselves so it really allows the kids the opportunity to get involved in the making of the actual radio programme. .
This is our school begins on Monday the 17th of June at 1.30pm on your local radio station
Mon 17th of June. Inch NS 1.30pm
Tues 18th of June . Ballintotis 1.30pm
Wed 19th of June. Kinsalebeg 1.30pm
Mon 24th of June. Kyle NS 1.30pm
Tues 25th of June. Tallow NS 1.45pm
Tues 25th of June. Bun Scoil. Youghal. 1.30pm
St Itas GAA Club recently held a fundraising table quiz in Farrell’s bar, Summerfield Youghal. The night was a great success with over 17 tables taking part. A big thank you must go to MC and Quizmaster on the evening Ted O Brien and his team who all done a fantastic. There was a great atmosphere on the night and the fun levels were high. St Itas wish to thank all those who took part and a big thank you to those who donated spot prizes on the night.
It was also a chance for St Itas to publicly thank and acknowledge the success of some of its member over the preceding twelve months. All though St Itas may be one of the smallest clubs in Cork it has great heart and a great panel of players. On the night, five players were presented with a token of the clubs regards for them in achieving success beyond the club and by bringing the name of the club to a higher level and wider audience.
The first presentation on the evening was to Bobby McCarthy who was a member of the Imokilly U16 hurling panel. The second presentation was to Darragh O Brien who was on the Cork U15 and Imokilly hurling panel. Our third presentation was to Ciarán O Brien who was on the Cork Minor hurling panel. Our fourth presentation was to Padraig O Brien who was on the UCC senior hurling team and a winner of the Fitzgibbon Cup. Our final presentation was to Seamus Harnedy who was also on the UCC senior hurling team and also on the Cork Senior hurling panel and had taken part in some matches for Cork during the year. For a club like St Itas it’s great to see so many achieving success at a higher level.
On an interesting footnote a big well done, must go to four members of the Junior team, Seamus Harnedy & Padraig O Brien (Capt) on the UCC Senior Hurling panel and to Sean Supple and Eoghan Loughlin who were on the Senior Imokilly Hurling panel, These two clubs met in a recent Senior Hurling Championship match with UCC winning out in the end. It was fantastic for the members of St Itas club to support the lads on the night, albeit confusing many others who didn’t know of the clubs involvement in both camps. Well done to all.
St Itas wish to thank all in Murphy’s Pharmacy North Main St Youghal for once again sponsoring the first aid kit for the coming year. As everyone knows in the modern game a bucket of water and a sponge just wont do it any more. A first aid kit is an essential part of any teams gear and even more so in hurling. Its fantastic for the club to have experienced professional people involved in supplying the correct medical equipment in the first aid kit. From bandages to creams its all there and hopefully we wont need to use it too much in the coming year, however we know that if we do have to use it everything we need is in the kit thanks to Murphy’s Pharmacy.
Fáilte Ireland has published the long-list of 45 towns and villages from across the country that is being considered for the 2013 Tourism Towns Award.
Nine of County Cork towns and villages on the list are Kinsale, Inishannon, Youghal, Skibbereen, Millstreet, Clonakilty, Castletownroche, Rathbarry and Cobh.
The Tourism Town award, now in its second year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists. The top ten ‘Highly Commended Tourism Towns’ will be announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards later in year with the overall winner to be announced by Fáilte Ireland in November.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: ‘It’s very encouraging that so many towns and villages from across the country have once again entered the competition in its second year. I am looking forward to hearing who has made it into the top ten and the overall winner later in the year. Best of luck and sincere thanks to all those towns and communities involved.’
Now in its second year, the award will continue to focus on how participating towns have developed their local area in the following key tourism areas such as Sense of Place, Local Involvement, Tourism Products Available and Development and promotion of the town.
Beverley Sherwood, Destination Development Manager with Fáilte Ireland emphasised the important characteristics of a tourism town and the how the award scheme seeks to recognise them: ‘For us a good tourism town is all about the role of the community in welcoming visitors and telling the story of the local area, which all adds significantly to the enjoyment that visitors have.’
‘We have taken great care in drawing up the assessment criteria, ensuring that towns receiving an award have enhanced the experience of their visitors, improved their local ‘tourism offering’ and encouraged community wide participation in the development of local tourism.’
The top ten towns will each receive €1,000 with the eventual winner receiving a further €10,000 along with marketing and development supports from Fáilte Ireland.
Red n’ Blue for Autism with CRY 104FM and Cork Association for Autism
Youghal will be a sea of colour on Sunday the 30th of June at 3pm as Community Radio Youghal and The Cork Association for Autism host a sponsored walk from Green Park to the Quality Hotel and back.
In what is sure to a jam packed family fun day in Youghal, participants are asked to wear either the colour blue – which is the International Colour for Autism – (and of course the Waterford Colours) or the Colour red in support of the Rebel County .
Face painters will be on hand to make sure the participants look their best. Leaving Green Park at 3pm, this short fun walk will and head out to the Front Strand and onwards to the Quality Hotel. After a short break and some light refreshments, the walk will then returning to Green Park where the fun will really start.
Sponsorship cards are available from the C.R.Y.104fm offices in Cumann Na Daoine in Catherine Street or from The Cork Association for Autism, 18 Cook Street, Cork.
This walk is the first joint fundraiser between the two organisations. All proceeds will go towards the cost of two new buildings which will safeguard the future and services of both organisations .
“The Cork Association for Autism (CAA) are currently fundraising to build a Day Service Centre and residential cottages in Mogeely Co Cork – the CAA needs to raise €250,000 for this project to get off the ground”
The CAA is a charity that focuses on supporting adults with Autism and Asperger syndrome – the CAA supports each individual to live the very best life that they can lead with their disability – and the focus is on the individual person at all times. Services that the CAA uses to support families are Respite, Residential Living, Home Support, Day Service, Outreach Programmes
These are the five key areas that the CAA believe and have the documented evidence that with autism specific supports. The Cork Association for Autism, changes lives – and the families lives that also support their adult child.
Meanwhile work is well under way on a major new Community resource for Youghal and the surrounding rural areas, with the development of new radio studios, together with office and training facilities at Nagle House. This will be the new home of Community Radio Youghal
The station has well in excess of 100 people actively volunteering in several capacities. Community Radio Youghal is registered as an accredited training centre and began to roll out accredited training courses in the Summer of 2011 – at little or no cost to volunteers and at a moderate or zero cost for non-volunteers.
At Nagle House, the station will have two new fully functional and soundproofed studios for broadcasting and recording. The facility will also have a training room for the provision of accredited and non-accredited training courses. The station also serves as a valuable social outlet for more than 100 people who volunteer as researchers; presenters; contributors; reporters; answer the telephone and carry out many other functions. Fundraising events, like this Fun Walk, are essential in order to help finance the move.
To find out more drop into the C.R.Y.104fm offices in Cumann Na Daoine. Phone or E Mail us on 024 91199 , or email@example.com or visit our facebook page. Or give the Cork Association For Autism a shout in Cook Street in Cork on 021 4271808 or E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Following in a tradition that dates back to 1898, people lined the streets of Youghal to take part in the annual Eucharistic Procession. The oldest Corpus Christi procession in Ireland – The procession started way back in 1898 and has continued ever since. Fr. Michael Murphy carried the monstrance with the Consecrated Host for the adoration of the people through the streets of Youghal flanked by Canopy Bearers with Canon Tom Browne P.P. leading the Corpus Christi Procession, on Sunday 2nd June 2013.
Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, Clashmore, with local Youghal band, Jaded; Aaron O’Shaughnessy, Kevin Kearns, Tadg Brophy and Conor Sloane who plan to run the Cork City Marathon in aid of juvenile arthritis. Eighteen year old Siobhan has had juvenile arthritis for the last three years and is currently undergoing treatment for the condition with huge support from family and friends.
Formed over a year ago, the fab four have been finding their musical feet with increasing confidence, quickly establishing a growing appreciation across venues in Cork and west Waterford.