Regional Report 1020 – 6th July 2010

Regional Report 1020 by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1020 from Millstreet.

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

The Faith ‘n Light group led by Mrs. Nessa Lucey, Macroom paid their annual visit to Tubrid well on Saturday. Local volunteers saw to it that their every need is met when these special people came. Peter Roche  always takes the necessary seating to the well-side for the Mass. And their beautiful singing fills the afternoon air. Following the Mass the hundred or so special people along with their minders and parents, some from as far away as Tipperary, made their way to our Community Hall   for teas and other refreshments which were prepared by local ladies and FÁS workers. There was a time when this group went to Lourdes, but on discovering the wonders of  Tubrid Holy Well, they never went to Lourdes again. Mrs. Lucey wants to say a very sincere word of thanks to everybody who made them so welcome on Saturday.

On a rather sad note we are about to say farewell to no less than  two  members of our clergy. Canon Declan O Connor is only with us for a mere two years, but in that length of time he has structured and enhanced our parish. First of all he gave a great push to our massive church restoration project. The Presbytery was in dire need of refurbishment, he soon had it made into a comfortable home for any priest. Then he set up a parish Office  complete with a secretary, Sharon Lane,  where parishioners can obtain information, Mass Cards, get loved ones prayed for, arrange dates for stations, weddings, christenings  and so on. Then a Parish Council was set up comprising of a group of caring people , dedicated to carry out any duties or functions that the church needs. So as he prepares to take up his new ministry in Listowel. Our dear Canon Declan can rest assured that his time in Millstreet was to say the least, well spent.

Fr. Gunn,who is also about to be taken from us was only here for a short time. He was based in Cullen and he endeared himself to the people there. How they will miss his friendly ways, and serene manner. As will the entire parish. And as he leaves to take up his new position in Ballinskelligs we can only say a million thanks to himself and Canon Declan and wish them God’s Blessing in the future. Fr. FitzGerald will be coming to replace them and we hope to meet him soon and welcome him into our community.

Please be reminded once again that our fine recycling unit, Station Rd. is open from Tuesday to Saturday  every  week and as, well as sorted materials  they are now accepting material for landfill, also bigger items such as old carpets, three-piece suites, and so on. The helpful staff are on hand and at all times to help and advice. The number there for full information is 029 30971.

That great friend of local radio Robert Walshe who celebrated his 40th birthday during the week wants me to say a fond hello to all his friends from his days at Mallow. He is now manager of ten radio stations across the six counties and also runs a weekly newspaper. But never fails to send his love to Co. Cork.

Well done to Millstreet u 14 hurlers who defeated Thomas Russells last Saturday in Banteer in the County B Championship.They won on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-08.They now meet Youghal in the next round, date and venue will be advertised locally.

Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club would like to congratulate its U.14 player Thomas Walsh who has been selected to play on the Cork Primary team to play in Thurles next Sunday at half time in the Cork /Waterford Munster Hurling Final.

This evening, Millstreet V O Donovan Rossa, in the County Premier Minor Football Championship in Dunmanway at 7.30.

On this Friday Millstreet V Rockchapel in the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship at Knocknagree at 7.30.

The VHI Cúl Camp is on next week (12th-16th July). Camp starts at 10am and finishes at 2.30pm each day. Club officials will be in the GAA Hall on Monday morning 12th July from 9.00 to 9.50am to distribute Cúl Camp Kits to those attending this years camp.

Its that time of year when people are seeking accommodation for this years Horse Show which will beheld at the Green Glens from August 10th –15th. If you have good quality accommodation to offer please contact the Green Glens at 029 70707.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which as held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 5, 6., 7, 16 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Paul FitzGerald, Clara Rd, the seller was Pat Randals and she got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to The Higgins Family, England, €20 each to Sandra Bickerdyke Liscahane, Mary O Riordan, Shanaknuck, The Hickey Family ,c/o McCarthys Bar. Bridget Healy, Kanturk, Michael Leonard, Nadd, Con. O Leary, Carriganima, Christina O Callaghan Bolomore,  and Fiona Kelleher, Old Coach Rd. Jackpot for next week € 6,200 the draw at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

Please keep Millstreet a Tidy Town.

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

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