Regional Report 1013 – 18th May 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1013 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather dull and calm Tuesday morning.

Brian Murphy who is a panel beater from Cloughoulabeg, Millstreet, will be taking part in the FBD Insurance 8-Day Cycle Race which starts in Dunboyne on Sunday 23rd May and finishes in Skerries Dublin on Sunday 30th May. The race is a gruelling event and 10 professional teams as well as club teams from all over Ireland are taking part. Brian is a member of Kanturk Town Cycling Club and the Club have a five man team consisting of Brian Murphy, Will Curtin, Brian Canty, Richard Hooten & Bryan Long taking part this year. This is the lads first time in this race and we wish them all the best of luck.

Our outdoor  pursuits on  Sunday were many and varied,with Ballydaly staging their annual Sports and Leisure Day, at their local School Grounds,  a music extravaganza at Star Trax recording Studio  in Knocknagree and a fun day for all  ages in our Town Park  organised by the local Clubs. People turned out with children, babies in prams, dogs on leads in brilliant sunshine to see dads and granddads,  moms and grandmothers tog off for a real fun game of football. Which was followed by matches for a variety of age groups. The pipe band opened the show. The Celts provided music al fresco, and Jerry Pat filled the air with the tempting aroma of roasting burgers and snacks. There was no fee at the gate, and a great time was had by all.

Well done to all who organised it.

But it wasn’t all good news as Millstreet Celtic narrowly failed to make the grade in the final of the League in Cobh on Sunday morning. Our sincere commiserations  go to this dedicated Group.

Gala Garden Fete in Drishane on  Sunday May30th.

Kilcorney Centenary Feis May 29th& 30th.

Millstreet Country Park opened every Day with all park attractions on Show.

As we speak, IRD Duhallow are hosting an Adult Education and Training Exhibition at the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk. It goes on until 2 this afternoon. A number of local and National Colleges and Organisations will give information on a wide range of  courses.etc.

Our Transition year Students of our Community School will hold their Graduation Mass  and Ceremony at the School Library to-night starting at 8 and all are welcome.

The Annual Mass, will be said at Tubrid Well, on this Friday evening May 21st ,starting at 8 .

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at our Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday from 10 am to 8.30 pm. It’s at the left-hand side of the main Alter. Feel free to drop in at any time.

Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Mons. Manning on Friday May 28th.

Please let me remind you of the weekly Tidy Towns Clean-Up, it’s on to-night , on the Killarney Rd. starting from the Carnegie Hall at 7.30.Please come out and help.

Our Knitting Club meet every Thursday night from 7 to 9 at the Adult Learning Centre in the Main St. And they are looking for any left over threads that people may have. Big or small amounts welcome. Contact me if you can help.

Cadbury Social Club continue their fundraising events for the Cullen and District Special Needs Association, with a 3ball scramble in Kanturk Golf Club on Friday May 28th.

Details from 087 261 72 88,  or 087 137 23 94

  • Aubane Social Club wish to invite you to “a night around the fireside” which will involve a night of story telling and singing, next Monday night 24th May at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre.  All are welcome as an excellent night of tradition and crack is guaranteed.

Also Aubane Social Club would like to thank all those who supported the annual table quiz held on Good Friday.  Congratulations again to the winners.

Sport,  GAA
Well done to Millstreet on winning the   Duhallow U12 Football Championship  over   Boherbue in Newmarket on Sunday evening.

Coming up,

Millstreet play Croke Rovers in the Duhallow U14 Hurling League tomorrow Wednesday in Millsteeet at 7pm.

On Thursday, Millstreet meet Dromtariffe in the Ducon Cup in Millstreet at 8pm.
On Saturday, Millstreet are at home to Meelin in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling League with a 7.30 start.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at The Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 10, 14, 18, 28 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Eoin Tarrant of Tarrants Bar they were also the sellers and got €50 sellers prize. €50 went Louise O Connell. Tullig. €20 each to Mary McSweeney Killarney Rd. Denis Corkery Shanaknuck, Paula Healy c/o Graces Salon, St. Vincent of the Presentation Convent. Denis Murphy, Ballydaly Upper,

Michael O Sullivan, Kilmeedy, Tadg McSweeney, Cariganima, and baby Ella Hickey, Crinaloo. Jackpot for next week € 4, 800 the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

It was a very lucky weekend here in Millstreet.We had a winner of €500,000 in the Euro  Millions Draw. And many congratulations there.

Congratulations  also to Mrs Noreen McSweeney of Kenmare, daughter of Margaret Leader, Cloghoula who was the lucky winner of the fabulous prize on the Late Late Show on Saturday night, comprising of a trip to LA plus €10,000 spending money.

Will we have a third winner in Millstreet, I wonder.

On behalf of our Community I want to extend a warm welcome home to Bishop Tim Carroll of Minor Row who has retired from his mission is Nigeria following many years of missionary work, in that country. Read his story on our Website.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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