Regional Report 1188 – 8th October 2013



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1188 from Millstreet.  Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Autumn Morning.

Millstreet is still reeling from the hectic weekend. The Cork 20 International Rally 2013 excelled all expectations. The organisers attended to detail in every aspect of the weekend. And by the time the opening ramp was placed in the town Square on Friday evenin, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were in Montecarlo. Crowds lined the streets and the pipe band played as never before and were first over the ramp to the cheers and joy of all present. Then it was time for the real thing and the revving, roaring speed machines came up to the line where they were introduced one by one. Made an earsplitting exit and went down the town at the speed of lightening. Following that the game was on and For the next two days our designated roads were black with spectators trying to get a good view from any safe vantage point. The Green Glens was a mecca of activity as  an outdoor Service Station, while indoors the Rally Festival had something to offer both the young and the not so young.

Rally or no Rally all roads led to the Opera House on Sunday for the eagerly awaited Premier of No Limbs No Limits, which by now needs no introduction from me. It was the first showing of the life of  teenager Joanne O Riordan. And it was a show stopper.

The streets outside the theatre were thronged for hours before the doors were even open. All wanting to a glimpse of this wonder girl, and her family that they had heard so much about. And they didn’t disappoint. They made time to meet them all, They included film stars, politicians journalists, members of the press including Sean Radley and indeed people from all walks of life.

The Documentry told it all from the time that Dan Joe and Ann were told that that unborn baby would have no limbs. And from there up to the day that this wonderful  young lady, would have the power to change government decisions and challenge to the United Nations itself to build her a robot.
And it all came to pass on Sunday when the hard working team from UCD’s mighty Science Department wheeled on stage Robbie. The first ever robot of it’s kind and all because of Joanne.

I have to leave it there. But not until I ask our own Patricia Messenger to take a well earned bow. Patricia excelled herself as MC. Apart from looking beautiful in a  figure enhancing black dress and black accessories. Her delivery was so professional, she endeared her to all present. Well done indeed Paticia, you did  this historic  event proud.

And so nice of John Paul And Bernie to come along too.

And now I must come down to earth.

Our Community School with celebrate their 40th anniversary with a gala Party at the Green Glens this Saturday night October 12th. Tickets are available at the school 029 70087.Music by the Kelt. Please get your ticket right away and give the hardworking organisers an opportunity to calculate numbers.

Mealwhile out in Aubane, this Thursday night is Ladies Night. For a a skin care demonstration with Liz Leader.

Proceeds to Cancer Research.

And their annual Fancy Dress in conjunction with the Wallis Arms Hotel will be held on Friday October 18th. Proceeds to our own local group Reach out Cancer.

Still with fundraising. Our two Centra Stores one at   each  end of our
town are teaming up to host a monster fundraising  walk on Sunday, October 13th in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.  Starting out from Centra in the West End at 10.30 a.m. and joining Coleman’s Centra at the other end of town at 11.00 a.m. to head off.

Please give it your best support.

Astro turf is becoming a reality in our town Park this week and an important Community Council meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight starting at 9. All those interested in the Astro Turf please attend.

Our Lotto Draw was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.Numbers drawn were 3, 18 26, 32. The Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kathleen Cahill Kilcummen. The Seller was Ita and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to The Higgins Family ,England, €20 each to Kathleen Kelleher Dromnahilla, Anne Mae Daly, The Bridge, Pat & Mary O Callaghan, Banteer, Jack, Eoin, & Ainne Tarrant The Bridge, Paul O Connor Tanyard, Kevin O Rordan, Castlelyons, J J Daly, Liscahane, & Patrick Twomey. Murphys Tce.

Next draw will be at The bush Bar next Sunday night Jackpot €4,600.

A note from IRD Duhallow to say that a very important seminar entitled Rights of Lone Parents will be held at the James O Keeffe Institute to-night (Tuesday) starting at 8. Guest speaker will attend. For more information ring 02960633.right away.

The annual pony show which is held in the Green Glens every year for Charity will be held from October 25 to28 inclusive.

Millstreet Comhaltas Music Classes are held at the Cresche on Mondays from 7 and music Classes the GAA Hall on Fridays from 3-5 pm.

Bertie’s  weekly art classes have resumed  at the GAA Hall on Tuesday nights from 7.15.New Members Welcome. For details Ring 0876793841

A notice from our Active retired Group to say that there is a conference on ageing at the City Hall,Cork. On November 4th,given by Derek Davis.

To book ring 021 4924076.

In Ballydaly they want to say many thanks to all those who attended their Coffee Evening and raised over €800 for Mary Mount Hospice.

45Drive in Balldaly every Sunday Night Set Dancing on Wednesday nights All welcome.

Millstreet  V Lyre in the Duhallow U16 Football League Final  in Knocknagree on this Thursday night at 6.30pm.

The Allan O Connor and Connie Kelleher Tournament will be played in the Town Park on Saturday at 11. am.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,for C103 this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for listening agus slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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