Eily’s Report – 8th May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

The lovely sunny weather at the bank holiday weekend did wonders for everyone. Following all the wet months, people came out and made the most of the three warm days, in whatever way they liked. The Ed Sheeran mighty concert drew thousands of people of all ages, others went to the beach, some to car rallying, some to see the huge cruise liner in Cobh. While others spent their time in the garden planting flowers to brighten  things up the months ahead. And through it all was the joy in people’s faces, as the soaked up the sun.

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Class Success for Local Crews at the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes

There was success for 2 local Crews last weekend at the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes which was the 3rd Round of the Irish Tarmac Championship,Sean Moynihan driving his Ford Escort Mk2 co-driven by Liam Brennan came out on top of Class 12 and finished in 9th place overall in the National Rally,this was a repeat performance from the Crew when they achieved an identical result 12 months ago on the 2017 Event,there was also success for Denis O`Brien co-driven by Michael O`Riordan in there Opel Corsa who had a great Rally and at the end of the 2 day Event they had a convincing win in Class 10 and like Sean Moynihan  this was also a repeat of there success on this Rally having also won Class 10 on the Event 12 months ago,Derry Long/Denny O`Riordan had a great Run in the Junior Rally to finish 8th overall and 5th in Class while Pat Sheehan in his Renault Clio had had no luck this time and retired after 6 Stages while performing strongly in his Class,Victory went to Donegals Manus Kelly in a Subaru Impreza WRC with Robert Barrable finishing behind in 2nd place in his Ford Fiesta R5 with Desi Henry who was co-driven by Ballydaly Man Liam Moynihan finishing in a fine 3rd place overall in there Skoda Fabia R5,the Rally was held in mostly favourable Weather Conditions over the 2 days and used some famous Stages like Molls Gap,Healy Pass and Caragh Lake. We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can see more of his work at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#

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Millstreet Active Retirement Association at Tubrid on Monday Morning

Blessed with splendid summery weather Millstreet Active Retirement Association attended its annual May Rosary Event at Tubrid Holy Well on Monday at 11:00 a.m. (7th May 2018).   Some of the beautiful hymns sung will feature on tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com (at 10:00 p.m.) … And also included in tonight’s programme – a feature on Sunday’s Mass at The City near Shrone.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)