Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1126 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet but calm Tuesday morning, the last day of July.
The first Karaoke Competition ever held by our Town Development group was an outstanding success at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night. The house was packed and there was no shortage of competitors with mostly every business in the area putting up a contestant. With all age groups taking part. Fancy dress was optional and our rather reserved chemist Tom Mulcahy swept us off our feet dressed in full Elvis attire and singing Elvis songs. Needless to say the won first prize in his category. Young lassies in skimpy attire were winners as Spice Girls. Ronan FitzGerald, Minor Row and
Brien O Leary were winners also. Look up the website for the full list.
O’Leary butchers cooked up some delicious burgers etc and the Wallis Arms Hotel did well also. So there were lots of winners on the night and well done to our Development Group.
Cullens Willie Fitzgerald and his son John have recently established a new Internet Radio Station called corkmusicstation,each week the amount of people tuning into this radio station is steadily increasing and it is fast becoming well established as a place to listen to the best of music with a big emphasis on Country-and-Western and Irish music, The website for it is http://www.corkmusicstation.com/ and you may contact the station through its very own chatroom, by email or by Text. Full details are on its website, DJs on the Station include Willie himself and LTV 2 Presenter Sean Radley amongst others.
To give people a taste of what the Radio Station is like check out the youtube audio below and the corkmusicstation DJ presenting on this clip is Sean Radley which was taken from his weekly Programme Radio Treasures,this was first broadcast on Tuesday July 10 2012, in this piece Sean went to The Clara Inn Pub in Millstreet on Friday Night July 6 last to record some great music and song, so for more information go to http://www.corkmusicstation.com/
GAA: U13C HC: Glanworth 2-6 Millstreet 3-10, Sat 28th July
JAFC: Kilbrin 0-6 Millstreet 3-8, 730pm 30th July @ Banteer [match report]
MC/D FL: Cullen 1-17 Millstreet 2-9, 7:30pm Tues 31st July
JBFL: Millstreet v Knocknagree (knocknagree won), 7:30pm Mon 6th August
Barnes Trophies U16 A HC: Millstreet 1-8 Newmarket 4-9 @ Banteer, 16:30 Sat 4th Aug
Rallying: at the Imokilly Single Stage Rally (July 28th): Alex Towmey / Stephen Collins (#101) finished in 48th [photos]. See the video below of one of their runs. Liam Moynihan was also co-driver for the winning car (#3) which had Barry Meade in the driving seat. Declan Buckley (#113) finished in 77th in his Ford Escort [see photo]. Daniel Lucey/Derry Healy (#38) retired in stage 2 in their Ford Escort Mk1. [full rally results] [photo albums from the rally: 1, 2]
Athletics: Churchtown South 5 mile road race – Thurs 26th July 2012 : 9th in 27:30 was Donal Coffey, 105th in 33:15 was John-Paul Buckley [full results]
GAA Fixtures: (subject to change at short notice)
Junior C Camogie Championship: Millstreet v Charleville, Sun 29th July
U16 A FL: Charleville vs Millstreet, 19:30 Thurs 2nd Aug
[read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 31st July 2012”
From the Daniel Dennehy military archive (Rathmore):
WITNESS STATEMENT NO. 60 (EXCERPT) – JOINT STATEMENT OF DENIS O’BRIEN, BALLYDALY, MILLSTREET, CO.CORK & DENIS O’KEEFFE, KNOCKNAGULLANE, RATHMORE, CO. KERRY
PERIOD: NOVEMBER, 1915 TO MAY, 1916. UNIT: RATHDUANE COMPANY, I.V.
The Rathduane Company of the Irish Volunteers was started on 1st November, 1915.
We had no knowledge of a parade of Volunteers at Carriganima. If the Battalion O/C. knew, he did not tell us. We knew nothing of an intended Rising or of a landing of arms. The whole Battalion marched back to the town and was dismissed on the Square about 6 o’clock. We marched back to [read more …] “Witness Statement No. 60”