Rockchapel

Rockchapel (Irish: Séipéal na Carraige, meaning "chapel of the rocks") is a village in north County Cork in Ireland.[1] It is in the townland of Rockchapel, near the border of counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

Much of the land close to the village is planted with coniferous trees, mainly of lodgepole pine and Sitka spruce. This was largely facilitated by financial funding from the national forestry company Coillte through its grant support scheme. The area is famous for its traditional musical heritage. Gaelic football is the most popular sport in the area.

The local church is dedicated to Saint Peter. Rockchapel forms half a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cloyne, the other half of the parish being Meelin. Knockaclarig, a townland in Rockchapel, is part of the Kerry diocese even though the townland is in County Cork.

The village got its name from the penal times when the Catholic religion was banned. Mass was said on a rock in a remote area.

Rockchapel has two pubs, two shops, a post office, community centre, church, primary school, funeral home and graveyard. It is also home to the Munster headquarters of ADA systems.

Rockchapel

Séipéal na Carraige
Village
Rockchapel is located in Ireland
Rockchapel
Rockchapel
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°17′21″N 09°08′37″W / 52.28917°N 9.14361°WCoordinates: 52°17′21″N 09°08′37″W / 52.28917°N 9.14361°W
Country Ireland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Cork
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))

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  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. Séipéal na Carraige Verified 2014-10-09.
1988 Cork Intermediate Football Championship

The 1988 Cork Intermediate Football Championship was the 53rd staging of the Cork Intermediate Football Championship since its establishment by the Cork County Board in 1909. The draw for the opening round fixtures took place at the Cork Convention on 13 December 1987. The championship began on 7 May 1988 and ended on 11 September 1988.

On 11 September 1988, Kilshannig won the championship following a 2-09 to 1-07 defeat of Ballincollig in the final. This was their first ever championship title. It remains their only championship title in the grade.Kilshannig's William O'Riordan was the championship's top scorer with 2-17.

2015 Cork Senior Football Championship

The 2015 Cork Senior Football Championship is the 127th edition of the Cork GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Cork, Ireland. The tournament consists of 18 teams (16 clubs and 2 divisional sides) with the winner going on to represent Cork in the Munster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship has a back-door format for the first three rounds before proceeding to a knock-out format. Generally, any team to lose two/three matches will be knocked out of the championship.

Ballincollig were the defending champions after they defeated Carbery Rangers in the previous years final, however they were knocked out at the Quarter-Final stage by eventual runners-up Castlehaven.

This was Valley Rovers' return to the senior grade after a three-year exodus since being relegated in 2011. They gained promotion to the senior grade by claiming the 2014 Premier Intermediate Football Championship title.

On 25 October 2015 Nemo Rangers won their 19th Cork S.F.C. title when beating Castlehaven 1-10 to 0-11 in Páirc Uí Rinn after a replay. This was a special win, as it was former Kerry star Tomás Ó Sé's first championship win for the club since transferring at the start of 2015 from An Ghaeltacht.

Aghada were relegated to the Intermediate grade after 24 years as a senior club.

Divisional Sides:

Beara - Composed of Intermediate clubs Adrigole & Castletownbere and Junior clubs Bere Island, Garnish, Glengarriff and Urhan all from the Beara Peninsula.

Duhallow - Composed of Premier Intermediate club Kiskeam, Intermediate clubs Ballydesmond & Kanturk, and Junior clubs Boherbue, Castlemagner, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Freemount, Glenlara, Kilbrin, Knocknagree, Lismire, Lyre, Meelin, Millstreet, Newmarket, Rockchapel, St. John's & Tullylease all from the barony of Duhallow.

2016 Cork Senior Football Championship

The 2016 Cork Senior Football Championship is the 128th edition of the Cork GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Cork, Ireland. The tournament consists of 25 teams (19 clubs and 6 of the 8 divisional sides) with the winner going on to represent Cork in the Munster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship has a back-door format for the first three rounds before proceeding to a knock-out format. Generally, any team to lose two/three matches will be knocked out of the championship.

Nemo Rangers were the defending champions after they defeated Castlehaven after a replay in the previous year's final.

This was Carrigaline's debut in the senior grade after claiming the 2015 Premier Intermediate Football Championship title.

On 16 October 2016 Carbery Rangers claimed their 1st ever S.F.C. title when defeating Ballincollig in the final in Pairc Ui Rinn 1-15 to 1-12.

Clyda Rovers and St. Nicholas' were the worst performing sides in this year's championship.

Divisional sides:

Avondhu: Composed of Premier Intermediate clubs Fermoy and Mallow, Intermediate clubs Glanworth, Kildorrery and Mitchelstown & Junior clubs Araglin, Ballyhooley, Ballyclough, Ballygiblin, Ballyhea, Buttevant, Castletownroche, Charleville, Churchtown, Doneraile, Grange, Killavullen, Kilshannig, Kilworth, Liscarroll, Milford, Newtownshandrum and Shanballymore all from the north-eastern area of County Cork.

Beara: Composed of Intermediate clubs Adrigole & Castletownbere and Junior clubs Bere Island, Garnish, Glengarriff and Urhan all from the Beara Peninsula.

Carbery: Composed of Premier Intermediate club Bantry Blues, Intermediate club Bandon & Junior clubs Argideen Rangers, Ballinascarthy, Ballyroe, Clann na nGael, Diarmuid Ó Mathúna's, Gabriel Rangers, Goleen, Kilbrittain, Kilmacabea, Kilmeen, Muintir Bháire, St. Colum's, St. James, St. Mary's, St. Oliver Plunketts & Tadhg McCarthaigh's all from the barony of Carbery.

Duhallow: Composed of Premier Intermediate club Kiskeam, Intermediate clubs Ballydesmond & Kanturk, and Junior clubs Boherbue, Castlemagner, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Freemount, Glenlara, Kilbrin, Knocknagree, Lismire, Lyre, Meelin, Millstreet, Newmarket, Rockchapel, St. John's & Tullylease all from the barony of Duhallow.

Muskerry: Composed of Premier Intermediate clubs Ballingeary Ballinora, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Macroom and Naomh Abán, Intermediate clubs Aghabullogue and Kilnamartyra & Junior clubs Aghinagh, Blarney, Canovee, Clondrohid, Cloughduv, Donoughmore, Dripsey, Gleann na Laoi, Inniscarra, Iveleary, Kilmurry and Kilmichael all from the baronies of Muskerry West and Muskerry East.

Seandún: Composed of Premier Intermediate club St. Vincent's, Intermediate clubs Mayfield and Na Piarsaigh &Junior clubsBallinure, Ballyphehane, Brian Dillons, Delaney Rovers, Fr. O'Callaghan's, Gurranabraher, Lough Rovers, Passage West, Rathpeacon, Redmonds GAA, Rochestown, Shandon Rovers, St. Michael's (Blackrock), Whitechurch and White's Cross all from the district of Shandon.

2017 Cork Senior Football Championship

The 2017 Cork Senior Football Championship is the 129th edition of the Cork GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Cork, Ireland. The tournament consists of 26 teams (20 clubs and 6 of the 8 divisional sides) with the winner going on to represent Cork in the Munster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship has a back-door format for the first three rounds before proceeding to a knock-out format. Generally, any team to lose two/three matches will be knocked out of the championship.

Carbery Rangers were the defending champions after they defeated Ballincollig after in the previous years final.

Should Clyda Rovers or St. Nicholas' faile to win a match this year they will be demoted to the 2018 P.I.F.C. Now a club will only be demoted if they fail to register a win in two consecutive years or two seasons out of three.

This was Kiskeam's debut in the senior grade after claiming the 2016 Premier Intermediate Football Championship title. The club were founded in 1945 and have never competed in the top-flight previously.

Divisional Sides:

Avondhu: - Composed of and Premier Intermediate clubs Fermoy and Mallow, Intermediate clubs Glanworth, Kildorrery and Mitchelstown & Junior clubs Araglin, Ballyhooley, Ballyclough, Ballygiblin, Ballyhea, Buttevant, Castletownroche, Charleville, Churchtown, Doneraile, Grange, Killavullen, Kilshannig, Kilworth, Liscarroll, Milford, Newtownshandrum and Shanballymore all from the north-eastern area of County Cork.

Beara: - Composed of Intermediate clubs Adrigole & Castletownbere and Junior clubs Bere Island, Garnish, Glengarriff and Urhan all from the Beara Peninsula.

Carbery: - Composed of Premier Intermediate clubs Bantry Blues and Bandon, Intermediate club Gabriel Rangers & Junior clubs Argideen Rangers, Ballinascarthy, Ballyroe, Clann na nGael, Diarmuid Ó Mathúna's, Goleen, Kilbrittain, Kilmacabea, Kilmeen, Muintir Bháire, St. Colum's, St. James, St. Mary's, St. Oliver Plunketts & Tadhg McCarthaigh's all from the barony of Carbery.

Duhallow: - Composed of Premier Intermediate club Intermediate clubs Ballydesmond & Kanturk, and Junior clubs Boherbue, Castlemagner, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Freemount, Glenlara, Kilbrin, Knocknagree, Lismire, Lyre, Meelin, Millstreet, Newmarket, Rockchapel, St. John's & Tullylease all from the barony of Duhallow.

Muskerry: - Composed of Premier Intermediate clubs Ballingeary Ballinora, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Macroom and Naomh Abán, Intermediate clubs Aghabullogue and Kilnamartyra & Junior clubs Aghinagh, Blarney, Canovee, Clondrohid, Cloughduv, Donoughmore, Dripsey, Gleann na Laoi, Inniscarra, Iveleary, Kilmurry and Kilmichael all from the baronies of Muskerry West and Muskerry East.

Seandún: - Composed of Premier Intermediate club St. Vincent's, Intermediate clubs Mayfield and Na Piarsaigh &Junior clubsBallinure, Ballyphehane, Brian Dillons, Delaney Rovers, Fr. O'Callaghan's, Gurranabraher, Lough Rovers, Passage West, Rathpeacon, Redmonds GAA, Rochestown, Shandon Rovers, St. Michael's (Blackrock), Whitechurch and White's Cross all from the district of Shandon.

Bandon GAA

Bandon GAA is a Gaelic football and Hurling club based in Bandon in County Cork, Republic of Ireland.

The club is affiliated with Carbery division of Cork.

In 2007, Bandon won the West Cork Junior A Football Championship, beating Muintir Bhaire in the final. The club's hurling team meanwhile were runners-up in the Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship. They beat Kanturk in the semi-final but were overcome by Fr. O'Neill's in the final.

In 2016 Bandon won the Cork Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship beating Fermoy in the final. The club's football team meanwhile won the Cork Intermediate Football Championship. They beat Rockchapel in the final to achieve a magnificent double.

Castlehaven

Castlehaven (Irish: Gleann Bearcháin) is a civil parish in County Cork, Ireland. It is located some 75 km south west of Cork City on the coast and is made up of two key towns: Union Hall and Castletownshend. It also contains the hamlets of Rineen and Tragumna.

The area is famous for Gaelic football with the local Club claiming local and national honours

Castletownbere GFC

Castletownbere GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Castletownbere in Cork, Ireland. Its Gaelic Football team participates in competitions organized by Cork GAA, and is a member of Beara division. The club, like the other Beara clubs, does nor field a hurling team.

Cloughduv

Cloghduv or Cloghduff ( klokh-DUV; Irish: Cloch Dhubh, meaning "black stone") is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It has a population of 300 people. The main industry is agriculture, although it is rapidly becoming a commuter village for Cork City.

Cork Intermediate Football Championship

The Cork Intermediate Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Evening Echo Cork County Intermediate Football Championship) is an annual Gaelic football competition organised by the Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1909 for the third tier Gaelic football teams in the county of Cork in Ireland.

The series of games are played during the summer and autumn months with the county final currently being played in October. The prize for the winning team is the Seán Ó Súilleabháin Cup. The championship includes a knock-out stage and a "back door" for teams defeated in the first round.

22 clubs currently participate in the Intermediate Championship. Bantry Blues lead the all-time roll of honour having won the championship on six occasions.

Bandon are the title-holders after defeating Rockchapel by 1-10 to 1-7 in the 2016 championship decider.

Cork Junior Football Championship

The Cork Junior Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Evening Echo Cork County Junior Football Championship) is an annual Gaelic football competition organised by the Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1895 for the fourth tier Gaelic football teams in the county of Cork in Ireland.

The series of games are played during the autumn months with the county final currently being played in October. The prize for the winning team is the Donal O'Sullivan Cup. The championship has always been played on a straight knock-out basis, whereby once a team loses they are eliminated from the championship. Since 2017, defeated divisional finalists have been allowed to enter the championship.

The Cork Junior Championship is an integral part of the wider Munster Junior Club Football Championship. The winners of the Cork county final join the champions of the other five counties to contest the provincial championship.

Sixteen clubs currently participate in the Cork Junior Championship. The title has been won at least once by 63 different clubs. The all-time record holders are Nils who have won a total of 7 titles.

Dromtarriffe are the title-holders after defeating Kilmacabea by 2-09 to 2-08 in the 2018 championship decider. They are the second team to win the county championship without having earlier won their own divisional title.

Duhallow Junior A Football Championship

The Duhallow Junior A Football Championship is the top footballing competition in the Duhallow division in Cork. It was first run after the formation of the Duhallow division in 1933. The winners and runner up of this competition go on to compete in the Cork Junior Football Championship.

Kanturk GAA

Kanturk GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club with Gaelic football and hurling teams, based in the town of Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland which forms part of the parish of Kanturk and Lismire. It is affiliated with Cork GAA and plays in Duhallow division competitions. Its hurling team currently competes in the Cork Senior Hurling Championship having won the Cork Premier Intermediate hurling Championship in 2017. The Club subsequently went on to win the 2017 Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship and the 2018 All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship. The club's Gaelic football team competes in the Cork Premier Intermediate Football Championship having won the Cork Intermediate Football Championship in 2017 to claim a historic double.

Meelin GAA

Meelin GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Meelin, Cork, Ireland which forms part of the parish of Rockchapel and Meelin. The club is affiliated to the Duhallow division of Cork GAA. The club has both a hurling and a Gaelic football teams. Up to recently the club did not have any Gaelic football team with the area represented in football by Knockscovane GAA Club which took part in Duhallow division football competitions until its amalgamation with Meelin GAA club. Meelin juvenile footballers play with St. Peter's which is an amalgamation of Meelin, Freemount and Rockchapel clubs at juvenile level. Meelin won the 2009 Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship after a barren spell of 13 years, they followed this up with back-to-back titles in 2010, defeating Kilbrin. This was the start of the club's incredible journey that took them to the All-Ireland Junior Final in Croke Park. Meelin won the final on a score line of 0–12 to 1–5 over John Locke's of Kilkenny.

Mullaghareirk Mountains

The Mullaghareirk Mountains (from Irish: Mullach an Radhairc, meaning "the summit of the view") is a range of hills in Ireland on the borders of County Cork, County Kerry and County Limerick. The area is also known as Sliabh Luachra (sometimes anglicized 'Slieve Logher'). The highest point is Baraveha (Barr an Bheithe) at 451 metres (1,480 ft). It is bordered by the Blackwater valley to the south, Castleisland to the west, Athea to the north and the Deel valley to the east. Villages in the hills include Rockchapel, Ballydesmond, Brosna, Gneevgullia, Mountcollins, Newmarket, Meelin and Tournafulla. The Allaughaun River, a tributary of the River Feale, rises at the east end of the range.

R576 road (Ireland)

The R576 road is a regional road in Ireland which runs west to east leaving the N21 national primary road in County Kerry at Feale's Bridge and ending at the N72 secondary road east of the town of Kanturk in County Cork.

From Feale's Bridge the route passes the parish of Brosna. Two local roads branch off the R576 to Brosna and Mountcollins, County Limerick respectively. It then enters County Cork passing through the village of Rockchapel. The quality of the road gets very poor from Rockchapel with a series of twisty bends before it passes through the narrow main street in Newmarket where short delays can occur. The route then improves dramatically leaving Newmarket with some stretches of hard shoulder. It then goes through Kanturk with the only roundabout junction on the route before terminating at the N72.

The road is 40 km (25 mi) long.

River Feale

The River Feale (An Fhéil or Abhainn na Féile in Irish) rises near Rockchapel in the Mullaghareirk Mountains of County Cork in the southwest of Ireland and flows northwestwards for 75 kilometres through Abbeyfeale in County Limerick and Listowel in County Kerry before finally emptying into the Mouth of the Shannon by Ballyduff. Then it flows out through the Shannons estuary and joins with the Atlantic Ocean with a flow rate of 34.6 m2/s. The river, along with its tributaries, combine to add to over 160 km (100 miles) of waterways. The river contains a large Salmon and Sea trout population.

Rockchapel GAA

Rockchapel GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the village of Rockchapel in the North West of County Cork, Ireland which forms part of the parish of Rockchapel and Meelin. The village is located close to border with County Kerry and County Limerick. The club plays Gaelic Football in the Duhallow division competitions. Ladies' Gaelic football is also played within the club. Rockchapel juvenile footballers play with St. Peter's which is an amalgamation of Meelin, Freemount and Rockchapel clubs at juvenile level. They last won the Duhallow Football Championship in 2012 and won the Cork County Junior Football Championship later that year.

Sliabh Luachra

Sliabh Luachra (Irish pronunciation: [ʃlʲiəvˠ ˈl̪ˠuəxɾˠə]), sometimes anglicized 'Slieve Logher', is an upland region in Munster, Ireland. It is on the borders the counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick, and bounded to the south by the River Blackwater. It includes the Mullaghareirk Mountains.

Tournafulla

Tournafulla, officially Toornafulla (Irish: Tuar na Fola, meaning "animal-enclosure of blood"), is a village in the southwest of County Limerick, Ireland. Tournafulla is a long single-street village. It has a Catholic church, a primary school, three pubs, a community hall and a GAA pitch. It has been recorded that Tournafulla is the longest village in Ireland and the 3rd longest in Europe.

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