Regional Report 979


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 979 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this glorious, sunny, warm, Tuesday morning.

The Lotto Results.  As you know I had no lotto results last week because due to the passing of John Cronin, the draw was  deferred to Tuesday night. It was held at the Mal Passo Bar. There was no winner and the jackpot raised to €13,600.

So here are the full results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at

Mc Carthys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 4, 25, 29, 32. and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to The Hickey’s c/o McCarthys bar. The seller was McCarthys Bar and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Nora O Sullivan, Drishane View. €20 each to Carol O Leary, Carrigacooleen. Ross Kelleher, Keim, Irene Duggan, Cullen, David McCaul, Liscahane, Ciara FitzGerald, Minor Row. Sean Gardener, Cullen,   David McCaul, Liscahane, & Shane Browne, Drishane Rd. Jackpot for next week. €13,800 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

The spell of fine weather has completely turned our lives around. There’s a smile on people’s faces, they’re wearing brightly coloured summer clothes , and going to the beach. etc. On a more serious note the farmers are working round the clock and getting several months work done at high speed . This goes for all those working out of doors, the pressure is on because no one knows how long this lovely spell will last. Lets hope for some time yet anyway.

And please do watch out for Silage gear on our roads ,one life has already been lost in the north when a car ran into a parked silage harvester.

Our National schools were all agog during the week when R.T.E. came to town to film some of the local  atmostphere in the run-up to the All Ireland final on Sunday.  Watch out for their findings on the Up- for-the Match Show on Saturday night. Included will be a very apt poem by Jerry Lehane, beautifully recited by ten year old Cloe Collins of Dooneen with all the children, dressed in red ‘n white and flags flying, giving the final cheer. The well –known Seanachie Jim Barry  also  expected to feature in the clip.Watch out for other Duhallow faces on the show.

Cullen celebrated the launch of Roger Casey’s book of poems in great style on Friday night. Many members of his own family as well as people of all ages came to support him on his big night. Children read from his book, and  there was dancing  to the music of local musicians. In good Cullen style there were refreshments for everyone and Roger was kept busy signing copies which were going like hot buns. Let me remind you that all proceeds will be shared between Cullen Pipe Band and Friends of Mallow Hospital.

Following her highly successful concert at the Glen Theatre copies of Ann-Marie O Reardons CD are on sale at our Centra Store.

Millstreet Community Council meeting ,which was deferred from last week will be held to-night, at the Youth Centre starting at 8.30. Please pass the word , and all members are asked to attend.

Qualified person needed to run our Adult Gym ring 087 77 97 422

The monthly meeting of our Grammaphone Circle will be held at the Canon O Donovan Centre this Friday night September 18th,at 8.15 .Presenter Maura Cronin.

Every good wish to the popular Tommy Burke who has returned to work at our local Super Valu Superstore following a complete recovery from a hip-replacement operation.

A well-bred sheep dog is going free to a good home. Contact me at 086 316 32 85, or <email> and I will put you in touch.

A lovely Marmalade coloured cat strayed away from Cloghoulabeg a few weeks ago. Again contact me if you can help.

And I want to send a very special good wish to the lovely Peg Coleman of Minor Row who celebrated her 95th birthday recently.

Many Happy returns, Peg.

Weekly dancing resumes at Aubane Social Club on Monday nights.

Our Post Office is still taking used Mobile Phones .Our Schools will get a new Lap-Top for every hundred.

A monster Ceili will be held at Ballydesmond Hall on this Friday September 18th to raise funds for the Maurice O Keeffe weekend

.Music by the popular Tim/Joe and Ann.

The Coffee morning in aid of the Church Restoration fund which was held at the home of Noel and Eileen Collins last Thursday was a resounding success. Due to the fine weather it was held out of doors in their beautiful garden and the takings  far surpassed their expectations, with donations still coming. The final figure will be made known as soon as it comes to hand.

Meanwhile Patricia Guerin would like to thank  all those who supported her Coffee morning in aid of Cope, The Cheque will be presented To Jerry Mullane of Cope Mallow at Tarrants Bar at a date yet to be decided.

And still with Coffee mornings,this time for Mary Mount Hospice, at Ballydaly on Thursday evening  from 8to 10,

Fri from 9.30 to 12.30 at the GAA Hall. In Millstreet.

45     Drive at our Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday Night.

Bingo at our GAA Hall every Thurs night.

45Drive in Ballydaly Sun nights from 8.45.

And Set Dancing there on Wednesday nights from Sept 23rd.

The Friends of Mallow Hospital will hold their church gate collection this week . September 19/20.

A note to say that our Millstreet Pipe Band are seeking new members .They are using our Creche building at the moment as the Carnege Hall is under renovation, So enrolment will take place there this Friday night September 18th. Or give your name to any member.

Organ lessons available at Cullen church. Contact Fr Gerard before to-morrow.

Our ICA Guild will resume to-night in the GAA Hall at 8.

This week the Living Scenes Project resumes at our Community School. Ten of our Transition yr students have opted to join & the school is appealing for the same number of adults either male or female to join also. This is a very interesting and rewarding activity for any adult to take part in. Those interested please ring the Community School at 70087

Sport Millstreet overcame Donoughmore in the Co. U12 Hurling Championship in Millstreet on Saturday and they progress to play either Newcestown or Bishopstown  in Coachford on next Saturday with a 12 noon start.
Millstreeet incurred a defeat to Bantry Blues in the Co. Premier Minor Football C’Ship at Kilmichael on Sunday. Next Saturday, Millstreet play Meelin in the Duhallow U21 Hurling Championship in Millstreet at  2pm.

The Cork and Kerry clash in Sunday’s eagerly awaited All Ireland senior football final is arousing terrific interest with dwellings and schools suitably decorated. RTE cameras  visited Millstreet Presentation Convent National School last week and a slot is to feature on Saturday night’s Up for the Match programme..

Our own John Tarrant will be heading for Dublin to take part in the final of the All Ireland Jimmy Magee Quiz which will take place at Croke Park on this Friday September 18th. John was one of eight finalists out of a field of 126 to qualify for this final and we wish him the very best of good luck..

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,  slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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