The following story was recalled by local historian Mike Hackett on the recent death of John ‘Scobie’ Heaphy. Picture courtesy of Youghal United AFC and it must be said this is not the original ‘Cross Channel’ team in the funny story below but a team from a few years later with John and Gene as managers.
We regret to have lost John (Scobie) Heaphy, son of the late Jack and Maisie Heaphy of Sarsfield Terrace who died this 2nd of April. He was a very kind helpful gentleman and he encouraged a great number of young soccer players to train and play. A great sense of humour made him very popular and the following story (which he told himself) shows this.
About forty years ago, there was a soccer team in Piltown, Kinsalebeg – – – across the ‘Ferry’ from town and they participated in the West-Waterford Football League. Down by the five-road-cross near the Ferrypoint, the Piltown club had a field from a farmer where they erected goalposts and held their ‘home’ games.
Teams from places like Abbeyside and Lismore would come to play. However, sometimes Piltown had problems fielding a team as a number of their players were working on farms and so would be absent on the fine evenings. A plan was hatched whereby some ‘guest’ players from across the river in Youghal would (quietly and unofficially) tog out with Piltown. No visiting team ever suspected – – – especially as no cars with County Cork registration plates would be around.
Unknown to the visitors, the ‘guests’ were coming across the river by boat. They would land at the Ferrypoint and then walk the mile up to the pitch with their boots and gear in their hands. It definitely looked as if they lived nearby and were part of the parish. Then, with Scobie in the team, they would win the match.
Some years later, Scobie, in his goodness as always, was training young soccer lads at the Barrack Field on Cork Hill. Whatever dispute arose about a free, one young lad stood out before the trainer (Scobie) and said: “What do you know about soccer anyway”. “Listen young man” replied Scobie, “I played cross-channel”. The young lad shut his mouth and imagined that Scobie had got a trial at Manchester United. He was an outstanding Man. United fan.
My thanks to Richard Leo (another Man.United fan) for helping me with this.
God rest you, Pal.
Mike Hackett. … See MoreSee Less
Brilliant…. Scobie was a true gent…R.I.P. 💙
Magic. Thanks Mike for post, that says it all in a nutshell about Scobie.Was a good friend.
great story 🙂 ,,,,
Brilliant tale 😄
Great story , RIP Scobie
Barry Lupton is that you in the front row?
The Paschal Full Moon rises above the Madonna with Child statue located at Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal, County Cork on the night of Tuesday, April 7th. 2020.
The Paschal Full Moon is the first Ecclesiastical Full Moon after 20 March each year. Easter Sunday is the Sunday that follows the Paschal Full Moon.
The Paschal Full Moon has everything to do with Easter. The etymology of the word is Greek and Hebrew, and is linked to “Passover”, with all that implies. The Paschal Full Moon is related to ceremony with older roots in earlier systems. With the themes, of course, of death and rebirth.
The full moon of April is also called the Pink Moon and occurs on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. It will be the biggest "supermoon" of the year! … See MoreSee Less
20 hours ago
Posted Tuesday 7th April 2020
Source: Youghal Community Health Project
Updated local list of useful numbers and information including websites for regional and national support services. Please note that the Cork County COVID 19 Community Support Programme is now available to vulnerable adults in need of non-emergency and non-medical support – help with shopping deliveries, medication collection, transport, home safety. The Youghal local town response team is made up of local, statutory, community and voluntary services. Contact the helpline on 1800 805 819 or by emailing email@example.com #StaySafeStayHome #corkcountycouncil please share … See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Please see below broadcast times for Mass during Easter Week.please see below broadcast times for Mass during Easter Week. Parish of Youghal YoughalOnline.com … See MoreSee Less
YoughalOnline.com published a note.
1 day ago
Hey Google – The Coronavirus Edition by Nicholas Lenane from Ardmore, Co. Waterford.Hey Google, what is all this Coronavirus business?
I didn’t take it seriously at first, I’ll admit it
Now, there is death and disruption all across the globe,
And I just sitting here, stuck in my robe
Hey Google, I’m getting overwhelmed, and filling with fears
I am trying to adapt, and hold back tears
Hey Google, is it true that ‘this too shall pass’
I miss my music sessions, and the Sunday morning mass
Hey Google, how exactly should I wash my hands?
I’m living in a world that I just don’t understand
Ok Google, I am getting used to the self-isolation,
Tell me more about Yoga, Netflix and this ‘meditation’
Hey Google, is it time I finally learned to cook?
Hold on Google, let’s hear from Karen on Facebook
Hey Google, the beauty salons are closed it’s not very fair,
What am I to do with my face and all this curly hair?
Hey Google, why is everyone telling me ‘now is the time to write a novel’,
I’m just trying to survive, another day in this hovel
Hey, Google, sometimes I think I’m going around the bend,
But then I pick up the phone, and annoy a friend
Hey Google, should I read Jane Eyre or Wuthering heights?
In Art, there is peace, distraction, and all sorts of delights
Hey Google, I’m beginning to enjoy this social distancing,
Now I can just look at the stars, and watch them glistening
Hey Google, I’ve started to watch much less of the news,
Now I sit on my balcony, entranced by the views,
I’ve started singing opera, from the very top of my voice,
The neighbours called the guards, (they’re not very nice)
Hey Google, I’m beginning to argue with the guy in the mirror,
He’s quite clever, but I will be the winner
Hey Google, I’ve alphabetized my wardrobe from a through to z,
I’m eating Christmas biscuits, and drinking weird types of tea
Hey Google, I’m on the Whatsapp and the Facebook sharing funny memes,
Humour is a powerful weapon, or so it seems
Hey Google, is this crisis bringing out the best in our community?
I’m seeing a lot of sacrifice, compassion, solidarity, unity
Hey Google, the guards arrested me for going outside my little zone,
But I managed to bribe them, with a little vodka and a poem
Hey Google, imagine the good times, when this is all finished,
We’ll be battered and bruised, but not diminished
Hey Google, is it safe to use my underwear as a protective mask?
Hey Google, this is difficult, but we’re up to the task
Hey Google, I’ve started watching Italia 90, for a bit of inspiration
(I am quite proud, to be part of this little nation)
Hey Google, what if the answer to all of this really is 42?
(half of you reading, won’t have a clue)
Hey Google, sometimes I get tired of this whole situation,
But then I remember the frontline workers, and their dedication
Hey Google, all of these deaths are filling me with sorrow,
I just hope and pray, for a better tomorrow … See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Canon William Bermingham P.P. – Parish of Youghal, talks about Holy Week and Easter 2020 and the difficulties people are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Please share this message to connect with others and share how you are living Holy Week 2020.
A Youtube link is now attached of this clip to reach those not on Facebook. Please share this link as well to a wider audience. It will be slightly better quality as well.
Parish of Youghal
#holyweekathome … See MoreSee Less
A Youtube link is now attached of this clip to reach those not on Facebook. Please share this link as well to a wider audience. It will be slightly better quality as well.https://youtu.be/V9ABEV8YO8Q
Thanks Fr. Bill wishing you a happy Easter stay safe
Thank you Canon Bermingham, for your inspiring words, we look forward to joining in the celebrations of Easter.
Thank you Father Bill for all the amazing work you and our priests here in Youghal are doing. God Bless you all, stay safe and well.
That was beauriful Fr. BILL. Such uplifting and reflective words. Wishing you well and a Happy Easter.
Thank you canon Birmingham that message was lovely to you and all the priests of the parish happy Easter.
Thank you Father Bill stay safe 🙏🏼🙏🏼
God bless all our Priests till we meet again 🙏❤
Thanks you father Billy stay safe
Thanks Father Bill. That was very nice.
3 days ago
Youghal’s own Professor Gene Dempsey being interviewed on BBC World News. Gene is the son of the late ‘Mac’ Demsey and Breda Dempsey (formerly Roche from Sarsfield Terrace)
Saturday 5 April 2020 – BBC World News
Prof Gene Dempsey, Consultant Neonatologist at Cork University Hospital and Principle Investigator at the INFANT Research Centre, University College Cork spoke with the BBC to discuss the implementation of the vCreate platform (a virtual messaging platform) in the Neonatal Unit. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, strict visitation restrictions are in place in the maternity hospital. … See MoreSee Less
Your Mam and Dad would be very proud SIR .
Good man Gene!! 👍👍👍
HSE front line East Cork ambulance medics, Pat McCarthy from Youghal, Emergency Paramedic, and Fergal Mullaney, from Midleton, Paramedic Supervisor, dressed in the personal protective equipment (PPE) clothing.
They have to wear the full gear for suspected Covid-19 calls – whether it’s a suspect or positive case. The contents of the ambulance has to be removed and anything left has to be covered in cling film as seen in the front of the picture. Full gown, FFP02 mask, goggles, gloves, and alcohol Gel to sanitize also.
The message is to please stay at home and not go out in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Well done to all the frontline health care workers. The country is proud of the amazing work you do to keep us safe during the coronavirus crisis. – Picture supplied. … See MoreSee Less
If people stay in, you can stay out of their homes, and go safely to your own homes❤. Thanks for being their lads. Hope you can stay safe🙏🙏
I hope they wear it on all calls. Sometimes patients have no symptoms, but test positive for COVID 19. May the first responders stay safe and healthy. A special thanks to all in the front lines.
Well done guys.. really appreciate and forever thankful for all extra hard work you doing in our current circumstances for our community.. stay safe guys and well done again.. 💞💞💞👏👏👏👏👏…
Well done to all ye r a credit to youghal and surrounding areas thanks for all yer hard work and commitment s stay safe guys xx
Well done Pat and Fergal, hope you all will be safe.
Well done buddy's stay safe you all .😉😊😍♥️
Many thanks for all the great work you do and for keeping everyone safe. Take care and keep safe yourselves.
Well done lads.. We greatly appreciate all your fantastic work… Saying thank you doesn't seem enough… To all of you and your colleagues stay safe and healthy…. Ye should be so proud…..!!!
Very proud of all our medics. Stay Safe
Well done guys, Serious question here , should you have a paper hat on your heads like ones in an operating theatre to protect yourself more ?
The pride we all feel for you all…..well done and keep safe to you….😥👊
Well done lads keep up the good work we are all proud of you and your comrades thanks again , stay safe
Well done lads…keep up the good work…we'll be forever grateful 👍
Well done lads stay safe and thank ye for the great work to keep everyone safe
Well done Fergal Patrick and all your colleagues thank you and stay safe 👏👏👏
Well done lads thank you for the great work ye do. Keep safe to ye and to your family.
A huge thank you to all paramedic stay safe.
Great guys at the best of times, heros in the worst of times… Thank you😁
Keep up the fantastic work an stay safe
Good work Pat and Fergal Paddy would be very proud of you if he was alive God Bless you both
I'm very grateful to ye and all the health service for the bravery and hard work thank you all
thanks Patrick and fergal and to all yer colleagues stay safe God bless you all
Hopefully we won't need these lads fingers crossed, Stay safe and well 🙏🙏
Well done lads, keep it up. Stay safe.
Well done guys! Great work you are all doing!! X
A recent aerial photograph of beautiful Youghal Town and Harbour with the mighty River Blackwater flowing out to the open sea taken by local photographer Piotr Kedzierski.
Image: Piotr Kedzierski Photography … See MoreSee Less
Longing to get back to beautiful youghal xxx
IMPORTANT NOTICE re the emergency temporary opening hours from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Please take note of the new hours during the coronavirus pandemic. The new hours will be kept under review.
UPDATED REVIEW ON SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 2020:
THE OFFICE DOOR WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 10AM – 1PM AND 2PM – 4.30PM SO THAT PEOPLE CAN COLLECT FORMS AT DESK. Not everyone has access to a computer /printer. If you need us we will be available on 024 25020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.. Keep safe … See MoreSee Less
I have decided to leave office door open between 10am-1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm so that people can collect forms at desk. Not everyone has access to computer /printer. If you need us we will be available on 024 25020 or email email@example.com.. Keep safe
Pictured are some of the Youghal Emergency Services Demonstration at Youghal Front Strand back in 2010. A lot of what they learned back then is being put into practice right now during the coronavirus pandemic safety lockdown. … See MoreSee Less
Well done to all keep up the great work
Well done. To all of you we are very grateful for all yer help xxx
Anthony White the size of you! And still doing good! 👏👏
Pj Aherne Aine McCarthy Tracey Savage Gillian Kelly
Stand-up comedy and music performance in The Marine – Youghal back in 2008. Some of the performers were poet Christy Parker and musician Mal Blackie. The picture shows some of the audience at the show.
Marine Bar, Youghal … See MoreSee Less
great times. actually made a land line call from there, Brian was shocked. Give Tommy my regards
I see my brother Eddie Murray, standing at the back on the right ,in a red shirt!
Is this open as a public bar.