A Committee was formed in 1955 with a view to acquiring part of the McCarthy O’Leary estate for the people of the town and district. The committee consisted of the following Rev. Denis CurranC.C. Denis J. Buckley, John Phillips, Patrick Cashman, John Murphy, Richard Kiely, Jeremiah Corcoran, Tady O’Driscoll, Denis J Hickey, Patrick Coleman, Matthew O’Sullivan, Denis Kelleher, Patrick O’Flynn, Robert Justice, Daniel Kelleher, Denis McSweeney and Denis Duggan.
Thirteen acres and one road were purchased from Thomas Horgan on 31st August 1956. The original trustees were Richard Kiely, Patrick O’Flynn and Daniel Kelleher. The rules and regulations for the management of the park were adopted at a meeting on the 11th of January 1957.
John Murphy was the first secretary and was succeeded by Pat Kelly and then John O’Keeffe who is the present Secretary. Rev. Denis Curran C.C. was the first chairman, succeeded by Denny Twomey and then by William O’Leary who is the present Chairman. Patrick O’Flynn was the first Treasurer succeeded by Cormac Dineen who was succeeded by his daughter Maura who is the present treasurer. Denny Twomey and Cormac Dineen were also appointed trustees.
*County Minor A Regional HC: Ballinascarthy 2-12 Millstreet 1-8
* Duhallow Junior A Football Championship: Rockchapel 0-18 Millstreet 1-09 (9/July)
* Duhallow Junior A Football Championship: Millstreet 0-15 Kanturk 0-13 (After extra time), 8pm in Banteer 20/July
* Humphrey Kelleher Memorial U15 Football Cup Final: Tipperary 1-8 Cork County 1-7. Shield Final:Cork City bt Limerick by 2 points (played 17th July in Millstreet)
* Mark Ellis lines out at wing back for the Cork Intermediate Team in the Thursday’s Munster Final v Waterford (at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, 7.30pm). Result: Cork won by 2 points.
Just a wee reminder that even over the summer meetings for prayer, praise and Bible study organised by the Methodist church continue in Millstreet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road.