On Sunday evening January 20th in a packed Club Aras, we we held our annual awards night in conjuction with Eochail Óg and Youghal Camogie Club where our sucessful teams from 2012 received their East Cork medals from Cork stars Angela Walsh, Conor Lehane and Luke Farrell. Over the past number of years this has proved to be one of the highlights for the juvenile members of the GAA, Ladies Football and Camogie Clubs where they receive their medals and awards in front of proud family members and friends. Senior Club PRO and local radio jock Mick Sheehan was MC for the evening keeping the audience entertained in his unique style. The Club would like to thank Angela, Conor and Luke for giving up their precious time to present awards and talk to our juvenile members, to all the parents, family members and friends who turned out to support our up and coming young stars and to all members who helped organise a very successful evening. For the record the following received their just rewards for their endeavours on the plaing fields in 2012. Well done to all.
U8 Ladies Football (East Cork League)
U10 Ladies Football (East Cork League)
U12 Ladies Football (East Cork Plate)
U14 Ladies Football (East Cork Championship)
Training will recommence after the Christmas break for our teams as follows;
U16 / U14s Saturday Jan 26th @ 11:30am
U12s – Saturday Jan 26th @ 10:30am
U10s – Saturday Feb 9th @ 10:30am
U8s – Saturday Feb 9th @ 10:30am
U6s will training with Eochaill Óg starting on Saturday Feb 9th @ 11:30am.
Parents will be sent text messages in advance of these dates.
In line with mandatory rules from the GAA all underage players will need to wear gum shields at training and in matches. All of our managers and coaches have now been directed to ensure that our Club enforces this behaviour to protect our players’ from serious injury.
With the kids having all the fun, the Club has decided to organise a social night for parents, friends and members. On Saturday 23rd Febrauary we are holding a Casino tHemed Night followed by a disco in Club Aras. The theme this year is Gangster & Molls with prizes for the best dressed. Fancy dress is optional. Tickets are currently on sale for €15 which includes your casino chips and disco.It is hoped that many of our juvenile parents can attend and kicj start the social scene off in fine fashion.
Community Radio Youghal 4th Annual Country Music Awards 2012
On Monday the 19th November Community Radio Youghal held its 4th annual Country Music Awards. It was a night of dancing and singing from the outset. MC on the occasion, Tommy Collins from Youghal Radio, welcomed the large crowd to this event. He introduced the wonderful Seabreeze band from Tramore Co Waterford who were going to back all the entertainers on the night. The first act of the evening to receive an award was country singer John Hogan who was the recipient of The Hall of Fame Award. John Hogan took to the stage and sang several songs getting the crowd out on the dance floor. It was a great start to the evening.
This was followed by the award for the most requested Male artist. Margaret Carey was on hand to present the award to singer Philip English, Philip joined the band seabreeze on stage and preformed several songs to a delighted audience. The next award presented was for the most popular duo popular CRY presenter John Cunningham was on hand to present the award to Dermot and Irene Ring who have been touring as a duo for the last year now. They took to the stage and sang several great songs and the crowd remained on the dance floor throughout.
The next award was presented by Mervyn Scott was to singer Trudi Lalor for The Most Popular Female Artist. Trudi took to the stage and this popular performer sang some of her big hits before she was joined on stage by The Most Requested Male Artist Patrick O Sullivan who had released a duet single with Trudi in recent times. This was a great surprise to the audience and was well received. Trudi then left the stage and Teresa Joyce presented Patrick with his award. Patrick sang a few songs and played the accordion and the crowd stayed on the floor until the break.
After the break Angela Kearns was centre stage as she presented the award for Best DVD to local Aglish singer and popular entertainer Paddy O Brien. Paddy sang some of his old standards and one one song from his new DVD. As always Paddy was warmly received by the audience who all stayed on the floor during his set. The final award on the night was presented to singer Michael Collins a popular performer on the social dancing scene. Michael won the award for Most Popular Album. The dancing went on for another while before the band Seabreeze ended. It was a great night of entertainment with the wonderful acts as always preforming to a very high standard. It has to be said that there was no waiting time between acts and the whole show ran smoothly from start to finish. Well done to all the winners and to everyone who voted for them.
Hall of Fame Award – John Hogan
Most Requested Male Artist – Philip English
Most Popular Duo – Dermot & Irene Ring
Most Popular Female Artist – Trudi Lalor
Most Requested Song – Patrick O Sullivan
Best DVD – Paddy O Brien
Most Popular Album – Michael Collins
WITH CLEAR BLUE SKIES OVERHEAD, the stunning surrounds of St. Mary’s College Gardens was the location for the launch of Youghal’s Annual Medieval Festival, set to take place on Sunday 19th August 2012. Now in its 6th year, the Festival coincides with national celebrations of ‘Irish Walled Towns Day’ and has proven to be an essential date in the calendar of Summer events for a free family day out.
Set within the environs of Youghal’s 13th century medieval town walls, in St. Mary’s College Gardens, this year’s programme promises a range of new attractions to discover and enjoy. Many of the much-loved events featured in previous years, such as medieval re-enactments by the ‘Free-lance Knights of Redemption’ will also be on hand to welcome the thousands of visitors.
Newly planned for 2012 is the incredibly exciting spectacle of ‘Animal Magic’ from Limerick, bringing along a stunning display of hawks, falcons and owls giving spectators a chance to see birds of prey at close quarters. Also added to this year’s programme is the ‘Horrible Histories Medieval Trail’ which is set to enthrall kids of all ages.
“With great commitment over the past six years, Youghal Heritage has built this event into one of the leading medieval festivals in the country,” noted Catherine Desmond of the organising committee. Bringing Youghal’s unique heritage to life, this festival provides a fantastic array of features that are set to entertain and involve. Whatever age or interest, there is something for everyone – and all completely free of course! Catherine went on to note, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters and sponsors, especially The Heritage Council of Ireland and Youghal Town Council for their continued support for our event.”
Over the course of the day, many aspects of medieval life will be displayed for visitors to experience and explore. A medieval cookery display – with a ‘lamb of the spit’, medieval shoe making and coin pressing being some of the other stand-out features. ‘Maid Marion’s food and craft fair is always a firm favourite with this year seeing in excess of 30 stall holders taking their place at the event. The ‘kids kingdom’ line-up will see the return of two magnificent bouncy castles and medieval cube challenge, along with the wonderfully enthralling ‘beatz’ drumming workshop. Old favourites such as face painting, balloon modelling and a large area dedicated to arts and crafts are sure to delight.
So whether it’s falconry, medieval cookery, battle re-enactments, or simply a spot of shopping, re-discover Youghal’s unique history and heritage at this year’s Medieval Festival!
Mogeely Vintage Club will host their 12th Annual Vintage Festival on Sunday the 17nd July. To date the club has raised over €160,000 for charities including ACT, Marymount Hospice, CASA, Midleton Community Hospital, Irish Wheelchair Association, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Due to the difficulties in raising funds being experienced by all charities and organisations in the current economic climate Mogeely Vintage Club has decided this year to donate proceeds from the event to three charities, Midleton Community Hospital, Enable Ireland Cork and the Irish Kidney Association.
This years festival will take place in Mogeely Community grounds and will commence with the parade of a steam engine lead by a piper through the village of Mogeely to the vintage field at 2pm on Sunday the 17th July followed by the events official opening by the clubs great friends “The Bachelors in Trouble” from Waterford.
Year after year the number and variety of vintage tractors, cars, motor bikes and engines goes from strength to strength with in excess of 500 exhibits expected this year. One of the striking aspects of this years festival is the list of varied attractions that the committee have lined up yet again. The Old Time Threshing will take pride of place where we will be able to reminisce to bygone days. Live music throughout the day will be provided by the ever popular Pa Daly with a specially prepared dancing stage available for those who wish to dance the day away. Other attractions on the day will include baby show, dog show, best dressed lady, slow tractor race and barrel race. Also this year the committee are introducing sheave throwing, tractor balancing, trailer reversing & speed car wheel changing. For kids there will be bouncy castles, amusements and pony rides with the highlight being the kids sports for all ages.
This year the festival committee have also introduced events on the Saturday night (16th July) which include a Vintage Car and Tractor run which departs Mogeely at 7pm and travels through the local villages of Castlemartyr and Killeagh before returning to Mogeely. This is then followed by an interpub 5 a-side tug-of-war in the local Community grounds at 8pm. There is great interest in this event and it should not be missed!!
As the festival approaches it is a big well done to the local committee for making this event possible. Judging by the professional and dedicated attitude of this terrific group of people, the Mogeely Vintage Festival looks set to be another great success this year. The committee would like to pay special tribute to their many sponsors and the local community for its overwhelming support and like to extend a warm welcome to you all to the weekends events.
The officers and committee are: Denis Hennessy (Chairman), Tom Hickey (Vice Chairman), John Kelleher (Secretary), Will Leahy (Treasurer), Pat Doherty (Safety Officer), Trevor Fleming, Moss Fleming, Denny John Scanlon, T.J Carew, John Sheehan, Tony Cashel, Peter Lawton, Tom Crotty, Pat Shanahan, Dominic Cashman, Hugh Keane, Michael Butler, Keith Walsh, Tom Walsh, Stephen Butler, Jim Scannell, Billy Walsh, Denis Mulcahy, Jim Behan, Dan Costigan, James Cashman, Tadhg O’Loughlin, Jim McCarthy, Sheila Hennessy
So come along and see for yourself – lets make this years festival the best yet!
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The Walter Raleigh Hotel was the venue for the 2nd Annual Community Radio Youghal Country Music Awards Music Awards 2010. The spectacular and glitzy awards ceremony took place on Monday 15th November last. Report: Shane Supple / Photo: Michael Hussey www.youghalonline.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Radio Youghal held there 2nd Annual Country Music awards on Monday 15th November last in the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal. There was a fantastic crowd on the night with people traveling from all over to see there favourite stars of Country Music on stage. The Award winners were kept a closely guarded secret, with only the organisers and the acts themselves privileged to the information. The rest of us had to wait till the night to see who would win what award.
Proceedings got underway with new up and coming singer John McNicholl who started the night off. John’s band was to accompany all the winners on the night and a fantastic job they did too. They stayed on stage throughout the evening backing all the different winners. Each winner had a chance to sing three songs and this kept the whole night moving along with little time between acts. Tommy Collins of Community Radio Youghal was MC on the night and he kept things moving along at a nice professional pace. Various radio presenters and members of CRY were on hand to present the awards to the winners.
The awards were based on number of plays requested on Community Radio Youghal for the preceding month and voting and counting was carried out over the weeks during the months of September & October. Many different Country music shows on CRY were used to log the voting and the response from the general listening public was fantastic with each show logging a large number of phone calls. Well done to all involved for a hard nights work and to all at CRY for providing us with a great service in our local area. Awards went to the following singers and acts.
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Most Requested Singer: Johnny Mullin
Irish Female Artist: Louise Morrissey
International Male Singer Award: John McNicholl
Solo Hall of Fame Award: Peter Burke
Up & Coming star Award: Conor O Sullivan
Most Popular Album Award: Dermot Lyons
Most Popular Group Award: The Michael Collins Band
Most Popular Solo Artist Award: Patrick O Sullivan
Most requested Artist on Radio Award: Dave Rae
Best Songwriter Award: Linda Welby
Comedy Act Award: Bachelors in Trouble
The Hall of Fame Award: Paddy O Brien