Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to the year 2012 and to news report 1096 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm morning following a very stormy night .
Millstreet is waking up from a very enjoyable and safe Christmas period. Buíochas le Dia. Next Sunday night will see the return of our weekly Parish Lotto draw. It will be held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night with a Jackpot of €4,200. Tickets will go on sale during the week from the usual outlets.
Our sincere sympathy goes to Johnnie O’Keeffe on the death last week, of his dear wife Lena. Lena was a staunch member of our community. She worked tirelessly for the Tidy Towns effort, and for many years she and Johnnie were familiar figures as they combed the area picking up papers and rubbish. Thus helping our town to win many awards over the years.
Former West Tipp GAA Board secretary Jerry Ring was presented with the Munster Council’s Special Merit Award at the Council’s annual awards ceremony at the Malton Hotel, Killarney last Saturday night.
Jerry, a native of Ballydaly in the parish of Millstreet, Co. Cork is a much travelled Cork man who ended up in Tipperary and served with distinction as secretary of the West Board. He graduated from UCC in 1964 and after 5 years working in Africa he taught for 2 years in the North Monastery before joining the teaching staff of the Abbey CBS in Tipperary Town. Jerry played football and hurling in his native Cork. He won a Dr. Hackett Cup Senior Hurling medal with De La Salle Waterford in 1960 and represented the college in football and hurling that year, reaching the Harty Cup semi-final, which was lost to Limerick CBS.