“STRINGS” in Derry

During the month of June “STRINGS” fiddle group took part in The International Youth Fiddle Camp at The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Derry city. Although the kids worked very hard every day, it was an enjoyable week. There were 179 young fiddle players taking part in the camp. The Millstreet players attended and took part in music sessions and concerts during the week. The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race was visiting the city on the weekend we were there and “STRINGS” were filmed as part of the tv program “CLIPPER” shown on BBC1 NI on Friday 6th July.  Derry is a wonderful city, full of history, beautiful buildings and lovely friendly people. I took hundreds of pictures – here is a selection. Hope you enjoy them. G.D.

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Spectacular Period Costume Launch of “Discover Duhallow”

The official launch of the “Discover Duhallow…A Day of the Region” Programme on Friday 20th July 2012 was a truly colourful occasion as Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in the company of many special Guests commented on their delight at witnessing such an impressive event which clearly involved so much dedicated preparation.   (S.R.)

Here we share the wonderful colour of the superb occasion which took place at the James O’Keeffe Institute in Newmarket.   A special marquee had been put in place for the [read more …] “Spectacular Period Costume Launch of “Discover Duhallow””

In the Corkman – 19th July 2012

Duhallow U-21 ‘A’ Hurling Championship: Millstreet 0-12 Kanturk 0-11 – Millstreet hold nerve in tight finish

Looking forward to the inaugural Millstreet Country Park Summer Gathering

U21 County Championship: Millstreet 1-6 Bantry Blues 4-14, Match Report

Large turnout for the Humphrey Kelleher Cup

Barry chronicles The Bard’s Land War adventures

New book on a local Land War legend

Grow It Yourself garden visit

Dromtarriffe / Kilcorney News

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.

Results & Fixtures – July 25th 2012

GAA: Minor Football Championship Premier 2: Millstreet 4 – 11 vs Glenville 0 – 8, Wednesday 18th July [match report]
Junior A Hurling Championship: Millstreet 1-11 Tullylease 1-6, in Meelin at 3pm Sun 22nd July [match report]
U16 A FL & Alan Lynch Construction  U16 A Football Championship: Millstreet 2-12 Mitchelstown 3-6 @ Millstreet, 7:30pm Mon 23rd July
JBFL: Ballydesmond 2-9 Millstreet 1-4 @ Ballydesmond, 8pm Mon 23rd July

Horse Racing: Willy O’Leary’s horse Clara More won his second race on the trot in the 4:25 at Killarney last Thursday evening (19th  July), following on from his victory in Cork the week before.

Road Bowling (Kilcorney): Denis Murphy bt Denis Hickey €1340; Denis Hickey bt Michael Kelleher €1400.

Camogie: Millsteet under 14 camogie team who won the Buttavant Invitational Tournament, beating Buttevant in the final by 5-9 to 1-0 (July 22nd) [see the photos & team]

Athletics: Donoughmore 7 mile (Fri 20th July) –   John Paul Buckley (MillstreetAC) –  48:02, Chris Murphy (MillstreetAC)  – 49:59,
Banteer 5k (Sun 22nd July) – Shane Browne  (32) 30:13 [see video]

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Death Notice: Maureen Connolly, Drimoleague and Dromagh

The death has occurred on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 of Maureen CONNOLLY, (née Coakley of Dromagh) and Meenies, Drimoleague, Cork. Reposing at Daly’s Funeral Home, Chapel Street, Drimoleague. Removal today, Wednesday, at 7.30pm to All Saints Church, Drimoleague. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 2pm followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.