Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.
The 5 mile road race in memory of the late great Willie Neenan which was held last Friday evening was proof of the fact the he is well remembered by the people of his native Millstreet. The weather was great and the buzz around the town had to be seen to be believed. There was no shortage of competitors and no shortage of stewards. Everybody rowed in, in whatever way they could to make the event truly momentous. The Band was out, the town was a maze of stop signs and go signs and stewards in hi-viz jackets to make sure that all went without a hitch. Some people walked the route while others ran, some at great speed. The fastest I heard completed the 5 mile run in 21 minutes. Well done to all concerned and it was lovely to see so much co-operation and merriment in memory of the well-known Willie Neenan.
Our Pipe band played at the Munster Final which took place in Killarney on Sunday.
A very important meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms hotel Tuesday 11th July to plan the opening ceremory of the FEI European Eventing Championships which will be held at the Green Glens/Drishane Complex from July 17th -23rd. Please be on the look out for details of the program, and be ready to give a rousing Millstreet Welcome to more than 16 foreign countries who are coming to take part. Posters will be on display around the town and please pass the word to all and sundry so that the visitors will return to their own countries, to tell of the great place that Millstreet is.
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 15,18,19,21, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went toTyler & Phelan Gough, Rathmore, the seller was Elaine of the Wallis Arms and she got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Anna Forde,c/o Reens, €20 each went to Eileen Egan, Liscarroll, Tim Kiely c/o Patsy Mac, Peg O Keeffe, Drishane rd. Fobball ,c/o The Mal Passo, Alan the Buck, c/o The Mal Passo, Joanne Cotter, Murphys Tce, Domnic Riordan, Kilowen, & Tim O Donovan, Mill Lane. Jackpot for next week €3,000, the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.
Millstreet District hospital will hold their Church Gate Collection this weekend July 8/9 and they are asking for your continued support.
Our Junior GAA Club would like to thank all those who supported their recent Church Gate Collection.
The recent church Gate collection in Cullen in aid of Mallow Hospital realised €520. and they want to thanks all those who helped and contributed.
The July issue of Duhallow Today is in the shops. Pick up your free copy today.
Relics of St.Teresa of Calcutta will be available for veneration at the Cathedral in Killarney on next Saturday and Sunday July 8/9th.
Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am. to 7pm.
A box with slips of paper are placed on the Alter on those days when people can write special intentions, that box is then placed in the Adoration room where your requests will be included in the prayers of all who worship there.
Cork County Council launched an Age Friendly Strategy in 2016 which aims to make Cork a more Age Friendly County. They are now seeking nominations the second term. Contact number 021 428 5900.
Please stay safe in these busy days on our roads and places of work with school holidays and farm work in full swing.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde , slan is beannacht De libh .