Regional Report 1189 – 15th October 2013



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1189 from Millstreet .
Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice Tuesday morning,
Millstreet is the proud owner of a brand new facility.A 40×60 Astro Turf court. A wonderful addition to the many other features of our splendid Town Park. It is ready for use as of now. Mairead Daly has been chosen by the Community Council as manager and she can be contacted re bookings and other details right away.  at 087 33 61 666.

And please take note,that there is an Astro Turf meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel to-night at 9.

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Dairy Advice, Farm Models and Food Village – It’s all at Millstreet

2013-10 National Dairy Show Press Launch 090Dairy Farmers are at a crossroads as the 2015 post quota era approaches fast. There is free advice available at the National Dairy Show this Saturday in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork. The Zoetis Budgeting & Financial Advice Clinic allows farmers to attend workshops and one to one sessions with industry leading advisers to help them with making profitable decisions going forward.
The format of this innovative event consists of short talks from experts in the fields of Finance, Animal Health and Dairy Expansion. All speakers are then available for one to one sessions during the day. It is part of a packed programme for the [read more …] “Dairy Advice, Farm Models and Food Village – It’s all at Millstreet”

Millstreet in the News – 15th October 2013

 I was blown away by film reception: Joanne O’Riordan reflects on the big event that was the launching of her documentary … (Irish Examiner – 14th Oct)

Finding Garrett Cotter: an introduction to the story behind the Millstreet man whose name’s on a river and a new dam that supplies potable water to Canberra in Australia … ( 11th Oct)

Number of TDs should be reduced – A letter to the Irish Examiner – 11th Oct

Dromtarriffe / Kilcorney News The Cork 20 Rally brought a hive of activity to the area / Dromtarriffe Ladies Football / Bowling news and results / Dromtarriffe GAA / Astro Turf … – (Corkman – Oct 10th)

Bumper Rally Weekend in Millstreet  The Cork 20 International Rally lured thousands of visitors into Millstreet for a bumper weekend that generated a terrific boost to the economy of the catchment area … (Corkman – Oct 10th)

Duhallow Community Fund Allocation Grants  €95,000 will make their way to seven community groups in Duhallow, with the lion’s share of €37,500 going to Millstreet … (Corkman – Oct 10th)

Get into Fancy Dress and Raise Funds for Charity The Aubane Social Club in association with The Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet play host to their annual fancy dress fundraiser on Friday, October 18… (Corkman – Oct 10th)

Curtains up for national Dairy Show A record prize fund of €30,000 has been announced for the 31st National Dairy Show which will [read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 15th October 2013”

Tony Extends Sincere Thanks for Such a Wonderfully Successful Cork 20 Motor Rally Held Recently in Millstreet

 We thank Tony McCaul for sharing his excellent speech which he delivered at the Presentation Ceremony on Sunday, 6th October 2013 – the closing evening of the Cork 20 – at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  (S.R.)
Hello everyone and welcome to the Cork 20 International Rally 2013 Prize Giving in The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet.

I have a lot of people to thank so I’ll get straight on with it.

First of all I would like to thank the members of Millstreet Development Group who supported me when it first came to my attention that Munster Car Club were considering a move out of their traditional Cork City Base. Their support was instant and continuous throughout the process and they were Billy Sheahan of The Wallis Arms, Veronica Perdisatt, Patrick Coleman, Micheal Thornton, Liam Flynn and of course Nicola McMahon. I also roped in some of my friends with rallying backgrounds and their knowledge and support was immense and they were Alex Twomey, Daniel Lucey, Donie Lucey, Steve Collins and Danny Creedon.Thank you also to Millstreet Gaa Club who helped marshall in the Green Glens.

A big thank you to the people of Millstreet and the wider locality who embraced the event from the very outset. The welcome extended to the officials,competitors and spectators was fantastic. One comment I received earlier from one of the top drivers was “I have rallied in Ireland , the UK and Europe but I was never made more welcome in a town, village or city as I was in Millstreet this weekend”.

A special thank you to our own Billy Coleman who helped us to launch the event and helped us greatly with the press night and photo shoots.

Most importantly I wish to thank all the people who put ads in the program and a special thank you to our five stage sponsors, The Wallis Arms Hotel, Colemans Centra /Kia/ New holland, Collins Fuel & Tyre Centre, Tarrant’s Skoda Banteer, O Keeffe’s Oils Rathmore. Without you’re support the Cork 20 rally would not have happened in Millstreet. I hope the exposure your business gets from the event greatly benefits you in the future.

Speaking of our sponsors I would like to refer you to the rally program. This should now become your new phonebook whenever you need something. Everyone in the program has supported both Millstreet and the Cork 20 Rally so please support them in every way you can! So if your washing machine breaks down next week look in the program and see if there is a supplier in it because Harvey Norman doesn’t support either Millstreet or the Cork 20 Rally,the people in the program do.

I now turn my attention to Munster Car Clubs dynamic duo, Kevin O Riordan (Clerc of the Course) and Coleman Hegarty (Deputy CoC).Lads it was a pleasure working with ye over the past number of months. We provided ye with the venue and location and ye surrounded it with an absolutely fantastic rally. The layout and the quality of the stages was nothing short of epic.Ye did a brilliant job and great credit is due to ye. I’ve heard nothing but praise all weekend from competitors, spectators and the people of Millstreet.

Also a big thank you to Seanie Radley and Micheal Cashman of, Eily Buckley of C103 and John Tarrant of the Corkman for their continuous progress reports and promotion of the rally and of Millstreet. I would also like to thank Sgt. Paul O Donovan and his colleagues in the Millstreet Gardai.

Last but by no means least I would like to thank Thomas Duggan and The Duggan Family of The Green Glens Arena. They were a pleasure to deal with and they went out of their way to help us in every way they could.

That’s all from me and I hope I haven’t forgotten to thank anyone. If I have Thank you to anyone who helped in any way.