Regional Report 1240 – 28th October 2014



Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News report 1240 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners band I wish you all the best on this pretty wet but calm morning. The last one in October.

It will take a long time for the excitement of this past weekend to calm down. Our team’s victory the Co. Final of the Junior A football Championship on Saturday raised to spirits of our people from here to the farthest ends of the Earth. Judging by the numbers of messages coming into our website, we have people in every corner of the globe. And I would like our winning team and all connected with them to take a step back, pause for a moment and just think what joy and pride that they have brought to their people.
All the long hours of training, and anguish along the way has been worth it. Great of course to win, but even greater to realise what they have done to make our people out there, proud of where they came from ,and perhaps give them that extra push, to try and come home to stay.

No effort was spared on Saturday night, by our Community Council and GAA Club to give the winners a welcome home, fitting for the great team that they are.
The streets were lined with supporters as the Lorry carrying the team through the town was led by the pipe Band to the GAA Hall for a joyous gathering.
The Cup was taken on the customary tour of the pubs.
Millstreet hasn’t enjoyed a County Final Victory since 1963 which makes this all the sweeter.
Look up our website it’s full of pictures and even a short recorded account of the vital closing moments of the game.

History was made also in no small way on Monday October 20th when our esteemed Sean Radley was invited to Dublin where he was presented with the Award entitled, “The Hobbies on the Net“ at the Silver Surfers Awards.

Because I was away Last week I still haven’t caught up with all the details of this honour that was deservedly bestowed on Sean I promise to have a full account next week.

A very successful Pony Owners Show was held for three days over the weekend. It is run for Charity every year and raises huge funding for many deserving causes.

And still with great causes. Some weeks ago I mentioned that a group of very kindly local people got together to raise funds for Marymount Hospice. They set their sights on raising €5,000 by October 25th. Ending with a gala Draw for some great prizes at the pub in Carriganima.
Last Saturday night being October 25th the big event was held and once again the goodness and kindness of people lived up to its name. In excess of
€6,000 was handed over on the night and the proceeds of further events are still to be come in. On the night €600 was raised in the pub. There was a monster draw for countless spot prizes and a real Gala night was had by all. Words fail me when it comes to do justice, to such happenings.
To the lads who thought up the idea in the first place to all who supported them. Not forgetting Sean & Matt’s Pub in Carriganima who are always at the ready to help any needy cause.

May God reward their kindness.

Community Singers CD launch at the Wallis Arms Hotel Nov 7th.
Our weekly lotto Draw was held at the Mal Passo Bar last night.
Numbers drawn were 2, 13, 25, 26 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Peggy Kelleher,Tullig the seller was John Randals and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Ellen Murphy ,Coomligane. €20 each to Geraldine O Sullivan Dooneen. Denis Healy, Millstreet, Jack Tarrant of Tarrant’s Bar. The Big Four c/o Mgt Burke, Nuala O Leary c/o Tom O Carroll, Caroline Cooney, Mushera, Trish & Dunken Scotland, Den, Sinead and Donagh of Corkery’s Bar,
Jackpot for next week €15,200 the draw at McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night.
Following the draw on Monday night Chairman Noel Buckley congratulated the Millstreet team on winning the Co Final, and also extended sincere sympathy to the family of the recently deceased, Con O Connor, Rathrue who had been an avid supporter of the Lotto for many years.
May his kind soul Rest in Peace.

Eucharistic Adoration in our church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am to 10.30pm. in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. New adorers welcome. Those wishing to sign up to do an hour at a given time each week can contact the Parish office. 02970043. All are welcome to drop in any time.

Some jewellery found, contact the Parish Office at the above address.

Station Mass this week is at the home of Niall & Siobhan Buckley, for Liscahane, Geararoe and Mountleader, on Thursday evening.

Parent Toddler Group in the GAA Hall every Tuesday morning from 9.45 to 11, 45 .except this week which is midterm.

AS always Mairead Daly has booked the Wallis Arms Hotel for the women’s Little Christmas Party 2015 Jan2nd. And please keep the wonderful Mairead in your prayers at all times.

This Thursday night, Millstreet play Knocknagree in the North Cork Minor A Football Championship Final in Kiskeam at 8pm, that game preceded by the meeting of Millstreet and Knocknagree in the North Cork 14 Football League Final at 6.30pm.

Before I go I want to wish you all a very Happy Halloween.
Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde, for C103, this is Eily Buckley Saying Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

From John Tarrant:

Congratulations to Millstreet on overcoming St. Finbarrs in the Co. Junior A Football Championship Final at Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday night. Great scenes of jubilation marked the triumph that bridged 51 years since Millstreet’s previous victory in 1963. With the town decorated in colour, a huge attendance greeted the return of the new county champions late on Saturday night, Millstreet Pipe Band led a parade through the town for a rousing reception in Milllstreet GAA Community Hall.

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