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Evening Echo - July 17th
Glanmire/Meadowbrook Flood Fundraiser at Sars G.A.A.

Glanmire Flood Fund Football Fundraiser

The football fundraiser went ahead on Saturday, July 20th at the Sarsfield G.A.A. complex. Overall the event raised 1,030 euro for the Glanmire/Meadowbrook Flood Fund. Massive thanks to Colm from the BK2 Bar who sponsored the 1st prize for the event which was won by "The Leeside Exiles". Thanks to all who helped run the event on the day, those who refereed games and organised drinks etc on a scorching day. Of course the event was made possible by Sars who kindly allowed us free use of their facilities. 


1st Prize sponsored by Colm at BK2 Bar                                         Winners - "The Leeside Exiles"


             A team entered by Leeside A.F.C.                                           Brooklodge in action


Conor Murray, J. Lyons & the Gettings of Leeside                      Blackpool Celtic & a team from the Navy

Flood Meeting For Glanmire Flood Victims


Residents and business owners in Glanmire affected by the recent flooding have been urged to attend a public meeting tonight.

The meeting, which has been organised by Meadowbrook residents, will take place in Glanmire Community Centre, Riverstown, at 8pm.
The findings of the meeting will be conveyed to County Manager Martin Riordan, who is set to meet with residents and business owners to discuss the situation which decimated many homes in the area in late June.
Up to 30 families were evacuated from the 48-house estate of Meadowbrook, as they left their homes untouched waiting for insurance assessors and builders to come and inspect their properties in the aftermath of the flooding which devastated many parts of Cork county including Clonakilty and Douglas.
The estate in Riverstown was submerged in up to four feet of water when the flooding occurred and it only started to recede just before lunchtime that day, leaving behind a thick layer of mud.
Businesses in the nearby Hazelwood Shopping Centre did not escape the damage, with many businesses having to close for a number of days. Glanmire Library still has not re-opened due to damage caused to its stock.
The meeting is a good opportunity for people to voice their opinions on what needs to be done to minimise such damage in future, according to county councillor Noel Costello.
Cllr Costello told the Evening Echo: “People are understandably angry and I would encourage them to air their views tonight. It is a tough situation that people find themselves in as the reality dawns. It is tough for so many people.
“The business community has recovered well in such a short space of time and the community support is to be commended for that.
“The views aired tonight will be expressed to the county council so it is in people’s own interest to come along to the community centre. It will be an interesting meeting, that’s for sure.”


Glanmire/Meadowbrook Flood Fund


Football Challenge Fundraiser

Venue: Sars Astro Pitches, Sat 21st July from 2-6pm

Squads of 7 @ 70 Euro

All Money Raised goes to the Flood Fund

Details & Registration from Pádraig O’Sullivan on

087 7859314 or posullivan00@hotmail.com

Family Fun Day Fundraiser in Glanmire

All Ireland 105 kg in association with k2NY Are holding a Family day out in Glanmire Basket
Ball Grounds, across from Bank of Ireland this Sunday, July 15th, from 12p.m to 5p.m. € 20 per family, € 10 per adult. BBQ, face painting, clowns, music, spot prices, great fun day. Proceeds on the day to go to the MEADOWBROOK fund in Glanmire.

Glanmire Flood
Supervalu Fundraiser

Bagpacking in Supervalu Glanmire to raise funds for Glanmire Flood Victims Friday 4pm - 8pm Saturday 10am - 8pm. Packers needed. Please call Ger at 087 1237074

Cork Independent Help Page

Can you help?

Cork floods
Posted on 28/06/2012
by Deirdre O'Shaughnessy

If you need help or can offer some please contact us by emailing editor@corkindependent.com, to be added to this list

Help required

Glanmire Business Network members are hosting a bag pack to help flood victims at Super Valu today from 4pm - 8pm and Saturday 10am - 8pm. Packers needed. Please call Ger at 087-1237074

Unforgettable Flowers in Blackpool urgently need a wet vacuum for pumping out filters - phone them on 021-4394203.  

Glansillagh Animal Rescue in Glanmire need help rehoming animals due to flood damage - phone them on 021-4821635

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce is asking for dehumidifiers. If you can help phone them on 023-8858910 or 086-8747558.

Help offered

Fuzion PR & Marketing on the South Mall have offered desk space and wifi to anyone who needs it - contact 021-4271234

Mallow-based Darek Orkiszewski is offering help to anyone who needs it - contact him at darek.redis/at/gmail.com

Hire and Hardware in Killarney have some dehumidifiers left as well as sandbags and wet vacuums. You can contact them on 064-6630004:


There is a soup kitchen outside of O'Donovans Hotel in Clonakilty.

Flood recovery company Rainbow International in Kinsale have offered advice and help in restoring property 021 4774078 or www.rainbowintl.ie

The Quality Hotel Clonakilty has offered free soup and sandwiches to volunteers helping with the cleanup there:

"Tremendous work being done by the Civil Defense in Clonakilty town at the moment. We know it wasnt' possible for all of you to get a break to come to the hotel earlier, but there is still soup & sandwiches awaiting you throughout the afternoon..."

 Kunnert & Tierney have offered to share office space: 

@ElaineTierney: "Any small business that needs office space/services/wifi etc for the nxt while, we're happy to make space & share. Just call me #Corkfloods"

@ChrisKunnert: "Any small business that needs office space/services/wifi etc for the nxt while, we're happy to make space & share. Just call us"

Lighting company Greengate have donated 30 emergency lights to Cork City Fire Brigade.

Advice for businesses following flooding:http://www.flooding.ie/en/Business/Whattodoafteraflood/

Contact @ktobin78 if you need clothing after flooding 

Jessica from @TheArtof_Style can help with cleanup if needed this afternoon – she’s in Ballintemple

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