The Transition year students are gearing up to do battle once more on CRY104fm as two Groups, The Pobail Scoil Sports Show by Transition Years (PSSST) and A Bitta Banter battle it out to win the title of Best TY show.
The two shows will go head to head on Wednesday night the 22nd of December with The Sports Team up first at 8pm discussing local and National Soccer GAA and Rugby. They will be interviewing Pobail Scoil Pe Teacher Mr Brian Lotty and up and coming Youghal and Cork Hurler Bill Cooper while they will asking Pobail Scoil Students about the decision to omit Sean Og from the 2011 Senior Hurling Panel and asking them what their greatest sporting Memories from 2010 were.
The Team consisting of Brian Swayne aged 16 from Youghal , Ryan O Sullivan 15 from Pilltown, Conor Farrell 16 from Youghal , Anthony Keniry 15 from Killeagh. Mark Coady 16 Youghal, Bobbi Donoghue 16 from Youghal and Michael O Neill 16 from Youghal.
The guys have been busy putting their show together over the past number of weeks and are promising a great hours entertainment with some great music as chosen by Anthony Keniry.
The boys the majority of which are accomplished sportsmen in their own right will be giving their thoughts on the sporting year and what the future looks like for Youghal and the Surrounding Areas on the Sporting front.
In The Other corner A Bitta Banter consisting of Declan Long aged 16 from Killeagh , Jordan Power 15 from Youghal, Emma Flavin 16 from Youghal, Michaela Dalton 15 from Youghal. Nikki Foley 15 from Youghal. Rebecca Wilson 15 from Clashmore and Claire Cunningham from Clashmore who will be live from 9pm on wed the 22nd and they were keen to tackle some of the issues that affect Youth in the town and they have a studio discussion with Mayor Mary Linehan Foley and Foroige’s Drugs Coordinator Eric Trihy. They will be asking the students of PobailScoil how the IMF Bailout will affect them and what impact the increase in Student Registration Fees will have on future generations of students.
There will also be some great music from the charts intertwined with some all time Christmas Classics.
Following on from the success of last years winners “Just Shuffle” CRY’s Community Development Officer Darragh Parker is very impressed with the current crop of TY students who are full of enthusiasm and given time have the potential to become accomplished broadcasters and was full of praise for the students “Both groups took on the difficult task of hosting mainly talk based shows and went in search of varied opinions from a large group of Pobail Scoil Students and the Skills that the Students learnt over the last number of weeks will really stand to them” says Darragh. “ They have touched on Research and Interview skills , got to grips with using recording equipment and hosted both On location and In Studio interviews while of course gaining some valuable project management experience.
Both groups need your vote in order to emerge victorious so on the night make sure text in on the following number 087 2544745 to vote for your favourite group..
Over 30 anglers took part in this year’s event on the Charter Boats Rebecca C (Martin Colfer), Sea Hunter (Gavin Tivy) and Deora Dé (James Linehan)
Saturday’s weather was challenging with F4-5 southerly winds and rain on and off all day. The fishing was good, Cod being caught up to 8lb, Pollack and Ling up to 9lb and Mackerel were in good numbers on Saturday.
Sunday’s weather was sunny with light winds which were welcomed by all. Mackerel were low in numbers compared to Saturday. An intense day fishing by all to get a high score on the score cards. Big shoals of coal fish being fished by the Deora Dé crew as were found by the Sea Hunter crew on Saturday. All boats had Cod 7-8lbs, Pollack up to 6-7lbs, Haddock coming aboard the Rebecca C. At anchor conger were slow 5-6 fish on the boats so all went back to drifting. Lines up were 4pm. Prize giving at the Quays Bar (Main Sponsors) 6pm. A great weekend fishing was had by all anglers.
Results after 2 days fishing
Overall winner with 973 points Milo Burke, Kilkenny Prize Sponsor Quays Bar, Youghal
2nd Place with 737 points Kevin Ryan Sponsor Sea Hunter Charters
3rd Place with 598 points Mark Ryland, Ardfinnnan Sponsor Rebecca C & Quality Hotel
4th Place with 544 points Jackie Byrne, Kilkenny Sponsor Avonmore House B&B
Heaviest Edible Fish Gerard Barry 9lb Ling Sponsor MV ‘Sea Hunter’
Heaviest Fish Jackie Byrne Sponsor Perks Entertainment Centre
Most Unusual Caught Saturday Davie Murray, Youghal Octopus, Sunday Declan Horgan Cork Octopus Sponsors Perks Entertainment Centre
Most Species Overall Milo Burke, Kilkenny 10 species Sponsor Muckleys Jewellers
Junior U18 1st Margess Krurass, New Ross 413pts Sponsor MV ’Sea Hunter’
Junior U18 2nd Jordan Muir 331pts Sponsor East Cork Superbowl
Ladies Winner Sandra O’Shea 410 points Sponsors Ahernes Seafood Restaurant & Des O’Sullivan
Youghals Charter Boats would like to thank the Quays Bar and all the sponsors for their support. Also Youghal Tourist Office, Aquatrek and the people who helped out over the weekend.
For a days fishing on Dept. Marine approved Charter vessels licensed and insured contact MV ‘Rebecca C’ Martin Colfer 087 2657177 or MV ‘Sea Hunter’ Gavin Tivy 087 2112488
Sea Hunter / Youghal Dive Charters & Deep Sea Angling
Seafield, Youghal, Co. Cork.
Tel 024 90437 / Fax 024 93523
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web www.seahunter.ie
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The karaoke competition in aid of Ballycotton lifeboat moved to Whitegate last weekend when The Long Point Bar held their heat on 9 July.
Several customers suggested to organisers that staff member Laura Franks should sing a song but the shy bar worker was quite happy to support the other singers. However, her friends had other ideas! Laura was surprised when her name was called out. Her rendition of “Summer of 69” proved a winner. Kevin O’Neill sang a unique version of Unchained Melody to all the women present and was invited to perform it again during the interval at the Grand Final. At the end of a very enjoyable evening the contestants for the Long Point Bar were announced as Laura Franks and Pat O’Sullivan.
The competition moves to Wallis’ Bar, Midleton, next Friday, 16 July. This is the second and last visit to Midleton before the Grand Final. Seamus is very keen that his pub will be well represented in Garryvoe Hotel on 30 July and was making his preparations for their heat a week in advance. The following night, Saturday, 17 July, the competition visits Ballycotton again at The Schooner Bar. Brid and Mike are lining up their singers and hope to throw down the gauntlet to the other businesses participating in the competition.
With only a few weeks to go there will be one last visit to Whitegate when the heat at the Schooner Bar takes place on Saturday 24 July. On Sunday 25 July it will be back to the Inn by the Harbour, Ballycotton with the final heat of the competition taking place at the Blackbird, Ballycotton, on Thursday 29 July.
With a prize fund of €1,500 singers who have not yet succeeded in qualifying for the final are reminded that their opportunities are getting fewer. Supporters of Ballycotton lifeboat and contestants already qualified are looking forward to the bank holiday weekend and Garryvoe Hotel on the Friday night in particular.
Ballycotton lifeboat inter-pub karaoke competition
Waves Café and Wine Bar hosted the penultimate heat for June in the Ballycotton lifeboat inter-pub karaoke competition on Friday, 25th last. Waves’ management worked all day to have their roof top seating area ready for supporters looking to take a break from the competition. An enjoyable evening was had by all with Lorraine Tattan and Anne Marie Perry proving the winners on the night.
Saturday night, 26 June, it was the turn of Lower Aghada to show what competition means to them. Rosie’s Bar held the last heat of the month and passing motorists were reminded of the event by the big sign erected across the road. Sinead Dempsey, who goes angling in Ballycotton every Thursday with Jacko’s Angling Club, sang her heart out and will join Ger and Tina to represent Rosie’s Bar in the Grand Final.
Heats for the month of July will start at Harty’s Bar, Cloyne on Friday 2 July. This will be the last opportunity for Cloyne participants to qualify for the final. The following night, Saturday, 3 July, the competition goes to The Goalpost Bar, Shanagarry with just one heat the following weekend at The Long Point, Whitegate, on Friday 9 July.
If June was anything to go by, the event organisers are looking forward to a busy and exciting July. There are still a total of eight heats left in various locations throughout East Cork and singers are reminded that the prize fund is €1,500. It is definitely worth throwing your hat into the ring and remember this is helping to raise funds for Ballycotton lifeboat.
To keep Pearl in the wild just text PEARL 53030 ( text cost 30c) and vote each day to help the Youghal girl win the big prize!.
Go on, give Pearl your daily support. If you can’t win it yourself, wouldn’t it be lovely for Pearl to get it?
Pearl is hoping that the people of Youghal and East Cork will rally round and help her win the competition and the only way to do that is by voting EACH DAY for her. Pearl is a member of the famous Youghal Pipe band and is keeping up the McCarthy family tradition of piping since way back in 1914!. I havn’t had a holiday in more than five years, she admitted, and boy would I enjoy one with my family.
We wish Youghal’s Pearl McCarthy the best of luck in the RED FM/ FOTA “Week in the Wild” competition.
Pearl McCarthy is one of a large Youghal family, well known to all. Some time ago Red FM were in SuperValu Youghal, interviewing people for their upcoming event entitled “Week in the Wild” and, in her own words Pearl, who works in SuperValu, was curious about what was going on. Report: Denise FitzGerald | Photo: Michael Hussey YoughalOnline.com
She went outside to talk to the crew, but when she found out what it was all about, decided it was not for her. However, her colleagues thought otherwise and persuaded her to have a go. And so, she did. “Week in the Wild” is a competition whereby eight people are picked to spend exactly that – a week in the wild – but ‘the wild’ is situated at Fota Wildlife Park.
The week commences on March 29th next and, wait for it, Pearl McCarthy from Youghal is one of the eight taking part. Pearl told the YoughalOnline.com that she has no idea of what is in front of her but she thinks some things “might be very disgusting, like eating live maggots or something like that”. She is, however, in for a penny, in for a pound and says she will do anything she has to do, to win.
Pearl’s partner and her two sons Dylan 10 and Kevin 2 think she is absolutely crazy but, Pearl says, “they won’t think I’m crazy if I win it”. The prize for the winner is a whopping €10,000 and also includes a two week trip to Africa.
But first, Pearl must win the competition and this might not be so easy. The winner is picked by votes and in this particular case, commencing Monday March 29th, one competitor each day will be eliminated, and it will be the person who has the least number of votes FOR THAT DAY.
Pearl is hoping that the people of Youghal and East Cork will rally round and help her win the competition and the only way to do that is by voting EACH DAY for her. Pearl is a member of the famous Youghal Pipe band and is keeping up the McCarthy family tradition of piping since way back in 1914!. Here she is pictured above with fellow band members wishing her the best of luck in the competition. I havn’t had a holiday in more than five years, she admitted, and boy would I enjoy one with my family.
To keep Pearl in the wild just text PEARL 53030 ( text cost 30c) Be sure to keep her in your ‘contacts’ and vote each day to help the Youghal girl win the big prize!.
Go on, give Pearl your daily support from March 29th. If you can’t win it yourself, wouldn’t it be lovely for Pearl to get it?
Please feel free to leave a comment in the box below and wish Youghal’s Pearl McCarthy the best of luck in the RED FM/ FOTA “Week in the Wild” competition.
Irwin’s are running a photo competition during the Youghal leg of the Thundercat European Beach Challenge for the best Thundercat action photo on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd.
Terms and Conditions.
To enter the competition simply have your photo printed in 6×8 format at Irwins (99 North Main Street, Youghal) between Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th of June 2008.
Put your name and address and phone number on the back of the photo and hand it in at the above address.
Competition pictures will not be returned.
Photos must be taken at the Youghal Thundercats event.
Competition is open to amateur photographers only.
Judges decision will be final. Read more