Biddy Gets her ECCG 2017 Calendar


ECCG member, Kevin Day, with Irish actor, Mary McEvoy

Top Irish Actor, Mary McEvoy (aka Glenroe's Biddy McDermott) picked up her copy of ECCG's 2017 Calendar recently at Day's Eurospar, Whitegate, Co. Cork.

Sales of the calendar have been very strong this year but there are a few copies left which can be bought for only €5 at McCarthy News, Hurley's SuperValu, Al's Newsagent, Market Green, Owenacurra Pharmacy - all in Midleton. It's also available at Day's Eurospar, Whitegate. A portion of the proceeds every year goes to local charities with East Cork Rapid Response, My Place, Midleton and Ballycotton Lifeboat being among the latest to benefit.

Each purchase comes with an entry form to enter our free draw to win a family membership to Trabolgan Holiday Village for the 2017 season and there's still time to enter.


Killeagh Point to Point – 15/01/2017

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The second ECCG shoot of 2017 was at the Knockane track outside Killeagh where the Killeagh Harriers annual P2P meeting was held for the fourth consecutive year.  Blessed with dry weather and braving the cold elements and mucky conditions, the event was well supported and attracted a huge crowd from the local area. There were six races on the day with three to twenty-one horses competing in each race covering a 9 circuit course over a 3 mile  distance. The last race of the day saw 21 horses compete.

ECCG members were on hand suitably attired in wellingtons and warm clothing to capture some challenging equine sporting images. Some horses fell at the second and last fences in their pursuit of victory. Fortunately all riders walked away unscathed and horses survived the falls.

Some great images were captured on the day including the jockeys and horses in the parading area and jumping over the second and third fence up on the hill area of the track.

See a gallery of images from the event here. Enjoy!

 - Noelle Lowney


Ballycroneen – 08/01/2017


On Sunday morning the 8th of Jan, the East Cork Camera Group went on its first shoot of 2017 to Ballycroneen with the intention of shooting the sunrise. Unfortunately, it was not to be because of thick fog. We were then faced with a challenge to try to get some good pictures of this beautiful location, but we will have to return some morning soon for the sunrise.

Check out the gallery of images from the shoot here. Enjoy!

 - Finbarr O'Shea, LIPF