Millstreet 0-15 Kanturk 0-13

Millstreet had a hard fought victory in the Duhallow Junior Football Championship after their superior fitness saw them hold out for a two point victory after extra time in Banteer tonight.

Kanturk looked by far the better team in the first twenty minutes and they led by six points to two, but Millstreet came into it, scoring four unanswered points before the teams traded points to leave the half time score at seven points apiece.

Kanturk began to dominate the second half but failed to turn their posession into scores as the Millstreet defence did well under pressure not to give away frees in dangerous positions, while the Kanturk forwards squandered a good few chances. The Millstreets forwards were starved of decent posession with which to score as the play constantly broke down once it passed midfield.  Five minutes remaining and Kanturk scored a couple of points and led by 11 points to 9, before the Millstreet line made switches which began to tell and a pair of last gasp long range points in injury time pushed the game into extra time. [read more …] “Millstreet 0-15 Kanturk 0-13”

Canon Declan Leaves for Listowel

Dan Duggan bids farewell to Canon Declan. Also included (from left) - Martin Cleary (Sacristan), Sharon Lane (Parish Secretary) and Fr. James McSweeney.

Canon Declan O’Connor who had spent seven years in Millstreet parish – firstly,  five years as Chaplain of Millstreet Community School in the 1980s – and the past two years as Parish Priest of Millstreet – takes up his new role as P.P. of Listowel on Wednesday, 21st July 2010. Canon Declan has been co-ordinating the hugely significant work relating to the restoration of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet and has, with the Restoration Committee, achieved phenomenal success with the important project. We wish Canon Declan every happiness in the years ahead and wish to express our sincere thanks for all that has been accomplished.

Regional Report 1022 – 20th July 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1022 from Millstreet.

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

A million congratulations to our brilliant Traditional Irish musicians and dancers on doing so well at the Munster Fleadh which was held in Kenmare at the weekend. Both set-dancing teams qualified as did no less than three of the Linehan Family, Jamie, and her brothers Donal and James. They will all compete in the All Ireland Finals to be held in Cavan on August 20th –22nd.

Please look our Website for the exciting news of the return of our Summer Horse Show from August 10th to 15th. According to the Website ,entries are well up on former years ,entry fees are down and prize money is conciderably increased. This is such welcome news for our town and our people. So please get ready to give it your full support.

Hundreds of children from various parts of America have been entertained at the Green Glens over the past weeks and months , as part of the world wide, People to People project.

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The Millstreet Graveyard

If you ever go across the sea to Ireland and ask the people of West Cork where Millstreet is, they will tell you it’s in North Cork. The people in North Cork will tell you it’s in West Cork. Some humorists will tell you it’s in East Kerry. The truth of course, Millstreet is a small country town in North-West Cork close to the Kerry border. It’s origin dates back to antiquity. If you ever go there visit the graveyard!

The Millstreet Graveyard

All stones marked to speak
in time will not.
I have seen the work of process,
the normal course will run.
The work will be done on the stone
as it is done on the flesh. [read more …] “The Millstreet Graveyard”