Death Notice: Matty O’Riordan, Lackabawn

O’RIORDAN (Lackabawn, Millstreet): On September 13, 2015, peacefully, in the tender care of the staff of CareChoice Nursing Home, Macroom, MATTHEW, brother of the late Mansie, Mary (Murphy) and Jack. Deeply regretted by his loving sister Sheila (Brennan), brother-in-law John, sister-in-law Gobnait, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on this Monday evening from 6pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 8pm. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Wonderfully Successful Annual Carriganima Fundraising Run/Walk – Part 1

Danny Creedon congratulating Jimmy Murphy (on right) as Coordinator of a magnificent organising Team on the hugely successful 2015 Fundraising Carriganima Annual Run/Walk on Saturday, 12th Sept.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Danny Creedon congratulating Jimmy Murphy (on right) as Coordinator of a magnificent organising Team on the hugely successful 2015 Fundraising Carriganima Annual Run/Walk on Saturday, 12th Sept.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

72Carriganima Fundraising Walk & Run 12th Sept. 2015 -60068Carriganima Fundraising Walk & Run 12th Sept. 2015 -60077Carriganima Fundraising Walk & Run 12th Sept. 2015 -60066Carriganima Fundraising Walk & Run 12th Sept. 2015 -60054Carriganima Fundraising Walk & Run 12th Sept. 2015 -600The Fundraiser was in aid of Macroom and Millstreet Community Hospitals.  We’ve lots more pictures to share later.  Great credit is due to Jimmy and his splendidly dedicated Team.  Let’s view further energetic images! [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Annual Carriganima Fundraising Run/Walk – Part 1”

Claire Galvin’s Much Anticipated Project Arts Centre Performance PremieringThis Week in Dublin’s Temple Bar Setting

We thank Claire Galvin for the much appreciated Poster and Press Release. We wish Claire every success in this excellent production. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Claire Galvin for the much appreciated Poster and Press Release. We wish Claire every success in this excellent production. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

PREMIERING 15-19th of SEPTEMBER, PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, 2pm

“As far as I know you never saw the sweetness of this, the gasping rarity and do-we-dare-ity of clasped hands

clasped firmly or a clandestine kiss. Never saw all of this happily packed-ness. Never saw the not-so-youthful

and youth alike in action, revolt, and bright clothing.”

Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane is a short, sweet, intense meditation on time and loss.

It’s sort of a play, sort of a spoken word poem, but definitely made out of memories and questions. Things like:

Were you happy? Were you lonely? If you were young today, rather than then, would you be more happy and

less lonely? Would you feel safer telling people who and what you are? When someone’s gone, you can’t know

these things. But you can ask yourself, and you do ask yourself… [read more …] “Claire Galvin’s Much Anticipated Project Arts Centre Performance PremieringThis Week in Dublin’s Temple Bar Setting”

Kilcorney Social Housing Group Shortlisted for a Major Award

Kilcorney Social Housing group have been shortlisted for a major award in the Irish Council for Social Housing  National awards which will be announced at the National Conference in Tullamore on next Wednesday 16th September. The governing body is pictured: back row from left, Pat Golden, Pat Sheehan, Danny Sheehan, Donie Howard chairman, Niall Buckley, Tim Leader company secretary, front row, Peg Sheahan, Mary Kelleher caretaker, Mary Cotter, Catherine Buckley, Sharon Bailey. Only one other group from Cork made it to the finals. Picture by John Tarrant.
Kilcorney Social Housing group have been shortlisted for a major award in the Irish Council for Social Housing National awards which will be announced at the National Conference in Tullamore on next Wednesday 16th September. The governing body is pictured: back row from left, Pat Golden, Pat Sheehan, Danny Sheehan, Donie Howard chairman, Niall Buckley, Tim Leader company secretary, front row, Peg Sheahan, Mary Kelleher caretaker, Mary Cotter, Catherine Buckley, Sharon Bailey. Only one other group from Cork made it to the finals. Picture by John Tarrant. We thank Donie Howard for this important news and we wish the Group every success in the forthcoming Award Ceremony.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community Council AGM now in November 2015

Millstreet Community Council has had to cancel its scheduled date for its AGM.   A new date for the AGM will be decided upon in November.

And Millstreet Community wishes to extend sincere congratulations to Joanne O’Riordan who has recently won the prestigious Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Person of the World Award for 2015.

We thank Joseph Kelleher of Millstreet Community Council for this notice.  (S.R.)

County Senior Football Champions 1948

The Millstreet team which won the Cork County Senior Football Championship when defeating St. Vincent’s in 1948 on a scoreline of 1-2 to 0-3.
Front row, from left: Jerry O’Keeffe, John Joe Tagney, Denis “Toots” Kelleher, Seámie Kelleher, Mundy Singleton, Neily Dennehy and young supporters.
Back row, from left: Paddy Kelleher, Richard Barrett, Michael Byrne (father of Garda Commissioner Pat Byrne), Denis Twomey, Con Corcoran, Garrett Hickey, Denis O’Connor, Paddy Cremin, James Manley, Eddie Collins, Jerry O’Connor, Jerry Hickey, John O’Keeffe (Captain), Denis Hickey, Cormac Dineen, John Hickie, Seámus Murphy, Denis Manning, Teddy Kelleher, Dan O’Driscoll, Denis Kelleher, John Weir.

Question: D. Cummins from Millstreet was listed as a sub for the Cork Senior Football team in 1948 (v Sligo Sligo Champion – 6 June 1948). Was he not playing in the county final?

The Cup comes to Millstreet

Nineteen forty eight was the date of the year
Our young football team on the field did appear
They won from Dunmanway right down to Fermoy
And the city of Cork they went out to defy
On the banks of the Lee on an October day
For the County Cup we went for to play

Ten to one were the odds on that great City team
Our men were too soft and our boys were too green
With Den Connors midfield and the brave O’Keeffe brothers
Those brave city lads would soon sigh for their mothers
Still they put down the cash to humble our pride
And send us home beaten to the Blackwater side

Our team lost the wind to the toss of a coin
So St. Vincent’s they planned for to lick us in time
Then Munty tried hard for to stop the attack
But the first point they scored put our nerves on the rack
The play was resumed at the kick-out of the ball
When Kelleher Pound Hill got a very bad fall

John Joe Tangney, Dick Barrett, Byrne and Weir
Shouts ‘toughen the game while the wind is from there’
Then on to the field the sub Dennehy came
Sub or no sub he played a fine game
We went on defending till the half-whistle blew
Then of points we were nil, but St. Vincent’s had two

The restart of the play, oh what terrific speed
Jim Manley he proved a true friend indeed
Young Kelleher thought of sweet Minor Row
And he scores a fine goal with the tip of his toe
Then Cork’s ardent backers fell into despair
While Millstreet’s supporters flung their hats in the air

St. Vincent’s they rushed on their major attack
But Dineen and O’Driscoll knew how to hit back
Still they sent in the ball to the mouth of the goal
Denis Manning with honours put his name on the ball
With excitement the sidelines by now had gone mad
They were betting their shirts and what money they had

Five minutes to go with our team in the lead
Our opponents displayed all their old keen breed
They rushed and they fought in the air and the ground
‘Twas then Jerry Connor showed himself sound
When at last came the whistle with a cheer for full time
Old Millstreet were champions till 1949

Then home by Macroom over many a mile
All gay and light-hearted we wore a bright smile
The bonfires were blazing in our dear native town
And even old Claragh looked lovingly down
By our priests and our people the welcome was great
We have brought home the Cup for 1948

Jerry Doody

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