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.
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.
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
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.
Cork snooker again shined brightly at National level last weekend when Youghal CYMS young star Aaron Tobin added the national under 18 title to his national under 19 title and his Cork County under 19 title in what was quite a remarkable season for the talented young cue-man.
Also the Intermediate Shield went to Ryan Cronin of the Crucible snooker club after he defeated Daniel Dempsey from the Newbridge CYMS club in an exciting ‘National Finals Weekend’ at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow.
Also great news for Cork snooker on the international front as six players have been selected to compete at under 14 and under 16 in the ‘Celtic Challenge’ against Wales this month in the Ivy Rooms in Carlow. Five of those players hail from the Youghal CYMS Club, at under 14 level Noel Landers, Ross Bulman and Conor Kennedy and at under 16 level Adam Fitzgerald who was the highest ranked player in this age group this year and Keane McCarthy. Also Sean Burns from the Crucible snooker club will play at under 16 level for the Republic of Ireland.
As for Aaron Tobin this has been an exciting year for the Youghal CYMS player who defeated Aaron Moyles from Ballina snooker club in Co. Mayo last weekend in the ‘National Final’ by four frames to one frame in a somewhat scrappy final, but Tobin is now starting to show he has more than one string to his bow, where he can probably out pot any underage player in the country, he can now win the scrappy frames too.
Aaron Tobin has now held all the underage national titles bar the under 21 title, but that certainly won’t take long as this lad is definitely destined for big things down the line.
Tobin is also at the business end of the Setanta Sports ‘Lucky Break’ programme with Ken Doherty where he is down to the last four players.
Aaron Tobin to Evening Echo Sport “It has been great to work with someone like Ken (Doherty) I am down to the last four and next month myself and the other three lads will play four English players who are coming over to Dublin to play us in the ‘Spawell Club’ and the winner will be picked from that to go forward to the Scholarship and I only hope I get through, I will give it my very best shot. We were brought over to Sheffield to the Crucible Theatre during the ‘World Snooker Championships’ by Ken and we had back stage passes and got to meet Judd Trump, Mark Selby, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and some of the other professional players and that was a great experience too”.
Aaron will be wearing the Republic of Ireland waistcoat in Leeds in August for the ‘Home Internationals’ and it is something he is really looking forward to, “It will be great to represent my county again and I hope we can do well and I hope we can win the Home Nations”.
Meanwhile the Republic of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association (RIBSA) team arrived in Poland last week with high expectations in the European Amateur Championships will be held in Gora and the Republic of Ireland team of Senior players Robert Murphy, John Sutton and Jason Devaney and Master players of Mark Tuite, Anthony Bonnar, Frank Sarsfield and Nigel Power who will all play individual events.
Tuite and Bonnar are in the form of their lives as Tuite won the National Masters title last weekend and Bonnar was in incredible form earlier this year in Serbia when the duo lifted the European Amateur Masters Title.
The final chapter this year for Cork Snooker surrounds two Crucible players, David Cassidy and Daniel O’Regan who represent the Republic of Ireland in China in July in the ‘World under 21 Amateur Snooker Championships’ everyone wishes the two lads well in the most competitive and hostile snooker environment in the World. This will be a great test of character for the two Rebel Cue-men who even at their very young age have plenty experience at the top level.
My thanks goes to the ‘Cork Billiards and Snooker Association’ (CBSA) for their support during the year and to the Cork clubs who are doing great work for the game in general and now we can look forward to the Shooters Cork Open this month.
Finally the CBSA wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the Busteed family on their most recent and very sad loss.
Sadly the mother of Karl and Martin Busteed passed away and all our condolences are with Karl, Martin and their entire family at this very sad time and our thoughts are with you all, may she rest in Peace.
Saturday May 25 at 2:00pm until Sunday May 26 at 9:00pm at Farrells Summerfield Bar, Youghal.
Vintage Car & Bike Show plays host to a terrific array of vehicles. The colours, shapes, sizes and ages of all the vintage, veteran and classic cars and bikes is a kaleidoscope of colour with shining bodywork, glistening wing mirrors, gleaming fenders and lovingly cared for upholstery. The show is run as a strict classic car show, no steam engines or tractors in sight which usually is the norm at these events. 2012 will see all of this and more, with overseas clubs being represented also. Calling all classic car enthusiasts.
Youghal FC Under 18 Slideshow 2012/13.
A short slideshow of images from Youghal FC U18 games during the 2012/13 season. Slideshow and images by Gerry O’Mahony Photography.
Facebook link to Gerry O’Mahony Photography https://www.facebook.com
A record 540 people turned out for this year’s Emer Casey 10 km road race in Youghal, an increase of almost 12% on 2012. Considering that last year had been up 26% on the 2011 number and that there were even more events on this week as well, it’s a remarkable number.The full results can be seen HERE
The mens race was won by Alan O’ Shea (Bantry AC) in a time of 31:35. In second place was Sean McGrath (East Cork AC) in a time of 31:54. The women’s race was won by Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC) in a new ladies course record time of 35.18. Jerry Forde (Blarney-Inniscarra AC) won the wheelchair race in a time of 48:53. The course took participants through the historic streets of Youghal and finish at the Front Strand. The prize giving ceremony took place at PobalScoil Na Trionoide immediately after the race.
Below is a video clip of the Emer Casey Memorial 10k 2013 as the athletes pass under the Clock Gate and enter North Main Street in Youghal.
Below is the Emer Casey Foundation Memorial 10K Run in Youghal (2011)
Below is a Movie Clip of the Emer Casey Memorial 10k 2010 in Youghal
BoatWarden a new, Irish developed, boat security product
BoatWarden is the solution for many boat owners who worry whether their boat is secure. Secure from the damage caused by leaks, broken moorings and, yes, theft too. An Irish company has developed a product range to solve these problems.
Click on the video below to see Kevin Hennessy explain how BoatWarden work
BoatWarden is a new electronic security system fitted into your boat which you control and monitor, from anywhere, using the BoatWarden phone App. From the comfort of your armchair, or from a beach in the Med., you can click on the App. and get an up to the minute status report, a location map, the alarm status, the battery levels and more. If anything goes wrong your boat will sound an alarm and siren and you will get an instant alert by text – this text will also be sent to a list of your friends too if you wish. Using the App. you can you can control your boat from anywhere. You can control the alarm, the bilge pumps, heating, lighting or just about any other device on your boat. BoatWarden is a complete solution to Protect, Monitor and Control your boat from your phone.
BoatWarden is designed to withstand the rigours of marine environment and there are BoatWarden products for most types of boat and outboard. Prices start at just €499 inc VAT for BoatWarden Pro the expandable solution for yachts and motor cruisers and €349 inc VAT for the BoatWarden Mobile designed for smaller boats and outboard engines.
BoatWarden was developed in Ireland by Kevin Hennessey who has been boating all his life. Kevin’s father lost a boat that pulled from its moorings and Kevin nearly lost his own when it’s bilge alarm failed. He looked for a solution that did not exist and so in 2009 he began developing BoatWarden. In 2010 the first BoatWarden systems were installed. The beta users then told their friends and today close to 100 BoatWarden systems have been sold by word of mouth.
So, what does BoatWarden monitor? Everything is customisable, and your own unique requirements are easy to manage, but as a starting point, here’s some of the main ones:
Low Battery Alarm
If you don’t have shore-power you’ll be keen to monitor your boat’s battery levels – if they fall below 11v you’ll get a notification.
Remotely ask the system where it is and you’ll instantly get a reply. Similarly you can set a ‘fence’ around your boat and if your boat moves out of this (ie: stolen or dragging a mooring) you’ll hear about it instantly
The cold weather last winter has sadly shown many boaters just how easy it is for water to get in and do serious damage. BoatWarden has a unique bilge sensor which you simply install above your automatic float switch. It has a 10 second delay to allow for normal wave action, but if it detects high water it’ll send you an alert and also switch on your bilge pump for 2 minutes. This monitor provides a full solution, as well as peace of mind.
Our unique BoatWarden outboard security system has been driven, in part, by our customers and their insurance companies. Outboard theft is sadly becoming more and more commonplace so we’ve designed a solution that includes an IP67-rated wire-snap that triggers the onboard alarms and notifies you immediately if it’s breached in any way. Tracking options, should the thieves continue to remove your outboard, are also available.
Hatches, doors, windows and even canvas studs can be monitored to alert you (and the unwanted visitors) to the fact that there’s been a breach.
Shore Power Monitoring
This is particularly useful if you leave your boat to its own devices for periods of time. If a breaker trips, someone disconnects you, or you run out of credit at your marina then you run a very high risk of damage being done on board. Whatever the reason, if you lose your 240v then you’ll hear about it instantly.
Passive and Reactive
Not only will all of these features respond to activation – you can also remotely manage them. You can turn lights and blowers on and off, pump the bilge, check location, switch on and off functionality all from the shoreline or thousands of miles away.
The installation is smaller than a cigarette box and works from the boat’s own power and also its own back-up battery – monitoring your boat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Special Olympics Ireland’s annual collection day, sponsored by eircom, took place last Friday (26th April). 4,000 volunteers took to the streets of villages, towns and cities all over Ireland at over 200 collection points on the day. Special Olympics Ireland thanks the people of County Cork who supported Collection Day and the volunteers who collected in Clonakility, Cork City, Macroom, Mallow, Fermoy, Skibbereen, Kinsale, Bandon, Youghal, Cobh, Dunmanway, Charleville , Mitchelstown, Bantry and the Fermoy Toll Road.
By 7.30am on Friday, Special Olympics and Collection Day were trending on Twitter as collectors and donators across the country joined the conversation on social media about Collection Day. Newspapers and radio stations all over Ireland supported the day and their readers and listeners also came out in force to donate. Companies organised collector teams and coffee morning fundraisers and many of our Special Olympics clubs joined collection teams on various streets and other strategic locations.
Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to donate to an on-street collector last Friday; you can still donate by texting the word SPECIAL to 50300 to donate €2. (100% of the €2 donation will go to Special Olympics Ireland). Donations can also be made on-line at www.specialolympics.ie.
Speaking about the day, Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland said “On behalf of Special Olympics Ireland, I would like to sincerely thank every single one of the 4,000 volunteers who went out to collect for us last Friday. Their dedication to Special Olympics is very much appreciated. I would also like to thank everyone who donated on the day, either by donating to an on street collector, texting to donate €2, donating at our website or by hosting a coffee morning. Every cent raised will go towards supporting our on-going programme of sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability in their local community.”
“I would also like to extend thanks to eircom, sponsors of our Collection Day, for their continued support of Special Olympics Ireland. We are blessed to enjoy such a partnership with eircom which has already spanned almost thirty years. We thank them for delivering collection day buckets and signs across the country, hosting a breakfast event in their headquarters on the day, and we thank all the eircom staff members who volunteered to collect last Friday” he added.
For further information about Special Olympics Ireland please visit www.specialolympics.ie