As the Olympics in London 2012 come to a close, we remember Carriganima man Con Walsh (competing for Canada) who came third in the 1908 Olympics Hammer Throw, as a number of Irish emigrants to America “ran rings around the athletes of the British Empire in London”:
Con Walsh, Carriganima was born in April 1881. He was selected to represent Canada in the hammer event at the 1908 London Olympic games where he won a bronze medal with a throw of 159ft 11 ins.
At Macroom sports on July 31st 1900 he tested his first success in the athletics arena. It was the first of more than six hundred victories in his career. In 1903 Walsh was first emerging as a formidable weight thrower. In the same year he was captain of [read more …] “Con Walsh – GAA Star and Olympic Bronze Medalist”
PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th August, 2012
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:
RECENT DEATH: Maurice O’Donoghue, Caherbarngah & Coventry
[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 12th August, 2012″
See the full gallery of 67 photos from day 3
SPLENDID SHOWJUMPING IN THE SUNSHINE ON DAY THREE OF MILLSTREET INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
Record crowds have been enjoying superb weather conditions and top-class International showjumping on the opening days of the 2012 Millstreet International Horse Show.
Since Sunday afternoon, over 1,200 horses have been arriving [read more …] “Day Three of the Horse Show … and how the sun did shine :)”