Remembering Catherine Duggan

It was with no small touch of nostalgia that I read recently of the closing of Barrett’s at The Square. This was the location that my mother, Catherine Duggan, then Catherine Murphy, came to as a young woman. She started out in Macroom and trained as a milliner. She designed and made hats and she was exceptionally good at this craft. She was a reserved, dignified woman and still quite young, perhaps in her early twenties, when she arrived in Millstreet to continue her apprenticeship at Barrett’s. I have also heard over the years that she was quite lovely to look at. My father, Cornelius Duggan of The Bridge, spotted her and began what might best be described as a year-long pursuit of her in the hopes of getting a Sunday afternoon date. He was an only child and was used to getting his way and so he persisted. My mother once told me that she took her best friend, whose name eludes me, on each Sunday afternoon “outing” in Con Duggan’s car. Yes, she was that shy.
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Results & Fixtures 23rd April 2012

GAA: U13 A/B FL Millstreet   2-4   Boherbue 3-6,  6pm Wednesday 18th April
JAHL: Millstreet 2-11 Newmarket 0-13, 7pm Wednesday, April 18
U12 HL 1B Thomas Russells   0-6   Millstreet 0-1, 2pm Saturday 21st April
Minor Premier 2 Football: Millstreet 4-12 Carberry Rangers 0-5, 3pm Saturday 21st April
Junior Football: Millstreet 0-10 Cullen 1-10, Saturday 21st April
JBFL:  St Johns 0-6 Freemount 1-9, Saturday 21st April
U16 A HL: Cuchulainns 3-17 Millstreet 2-5, 7pm Monday 23rd April
U13 B Football Championship quarter-final: St. Peters 5-8 Millstreet 5-5, at Boherbue, 7pm Mon 23rd April.

Athletics: At the Ballintotis 4 mile (19th April), Martina Kiely (photo right) came second in the ladies with a time of 23:48. [Roundup on the Running in Cork Blog]

GAA Scór: Unfortunately the Millstreet GAA Novelty Act didn’t win the All Ireland last Saturday in Killarney, losing out to the Tyrone Group at the last, but having the crowd in stitches during their act. Fair play to them for the enjoyment they gave along the way since a cold night in January in Kanturk Golf Club (Duhallow), Coachford (county semi’s), Ovens (county final), Tallow (Munster semi), Templemore (Munsters), and finally back down to Killarney.

Soccer: AUL 3B: Lakewood Ath 5 Los Zarcos 0, Sat 21st April 3pm
AUL 1A: Dunbar Celtic 0 Rathcoole Rovers 2, Sat 21st April 3pm

U15 Div 1: Mallow Utd A 1 Rathcoole Rovers 1
AUL 1A: Grangevale 3 Millstreet Celtic 1, Sun 22nd April Ko. 10.45 am

Congratulations to Frank O Sullivan on winning the 3rd Last Man Standing and a prize of 800 euro. Also, thanks to everybody that took part in our competitions and we look forward to seeing you again for next season’s LMS. View the final tables – from Millstreet Celtic
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