Drishane Region Project Ltd. A.G.M. 2010 & Hugely Important FÁS Input

Pictured in the Canon O'Donovan Centre tonight at the Annual General Meeting of Drishane Region Project Ltd. supported by FÁS - Seated (from left): Sharon Lane (Acting Secretary & G.A.A.), Gordon O'Keeffe (Chairman & Tidy Town Association), Pat Breen (Treasurer & Millstreet Pitch & Putt). Back row (from left): Gerry McGrath (FÁS Senior Development Officer), Denis Hickey (FÁS Supervisor, Millstreet), Cllr. Noel Buckley (Millstreet Community Council), Jerry Lehane (Millstreet Town Park Committee) and Sheila Murphy (representing Mary Feeley, Canon O'Donovan Centre Projects). Behind the camera - Seán Radley (Millstreet Museum/Tourist Information Centre).

Regional Report 1036 – 26th October 2010


Eil Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1036 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wintery Tuesday morning.

Another highly successful horsey weekend has come to an end here in Millstreet. The 24th Pony Owners Show which is run here every year for charity,  was said to be the biggest to date, with patrons coming from North and South of the Border to compete. Over 3,000 entries were on the books and competitons went on from early morning till late evening since Thursday. And the finals on Sunday night didn’t end till 3am on Monday  morning.

The head man Keith Griffin was over-joyed by the support, which included getting the venue free of charge from the Duggan Family, and many deserving causes throughout the country will benefit from the proceeds . Well done all round.

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Results & Fixtures – 26th Oct 2010

AOH Cup 2nd Round: Rylane Celtic 6 Millstreet Celtic 2; Rathcoole Rovers A 5 Pearse Celtic 2; Rathcoole Rovers B 2 Donoughmore Ath 0
AUL 3A: Strand Utd 2 Los Zarcos 2 (they play Strand away again next Sunday in cup quarter final – best of luck to them, only two games from the final – SB)
U13 National Cup: Macroom 1 Rathcoole Rovers 0


County U16A Football Championship Quarter-Final: Millstreet beat Cobh. They pay Macroom in Coachford on Saturday at 2.30pm.in the semi-final.

Duhallow U14 Football: Kanturk 3-9 Millstreet 1-8

Bandon 10K: 39th Micheal Gallagher, Millstreet 43:25 (photo on the right)
Dublin Marathon 2010: A number of locals took part, results and photos are available in a post of their own

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Cuts to Night-time Ambulance Services?

The HSE has moved to cut night- time cover at almost half of its ambulance bases in the south west region are to be thrashed out at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) after unions vehemently objected to the proposals. Last June, the HSE put forward several proposals aimed at rotating closures of ambulance stations in order to cut on-call payments to ambulance crews. SIPTU believes the HSE is softening its approach in the face of LRC meetings and that a brokered agreement will significantly dilute the initial proposals.

Under the proposals, only two of the three ambulance stations serving Youghal, Midleton and Fermoy would remain open any weekday night. Each one, it emerged, would have to close on a rotating basis.
It also proposed that only two of the stations serving Mallow, Kanturk, Millstreet and Macroom areas would remain operational, while Caherciveen and Kenmare would rotate cover on the two Kerry peninsulas. Listowel and Dingle ambulance stations would alternate to cover each other’s areas.

Read the full article on the Examiner