Millstreet Community Text Alert 2021

Millstreet Community Text Alert 2021

Millstreet Community Text Alert is now accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2021 at a cost of €10.

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, there are no application forms this year. Instead, please put your name, address & mobile number with €10 in a sealed envelope & drop it to Wordsworth in Millstreet or to Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly. Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 21st November.

[Millstreet Community Council Ltd would like to sincerely thank Niamh & her staff at Wordsworth & the Guerin family, Ballydaly for facilitating the collection of the envelopes.]

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 8th Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene brings you the first of two programmes entitled ‘The Christy Ring Story’.   As well as looking at the hurling aspect of his life, the programmes also delve into Christy Ring the person. 

Contributors to the programmes include………….

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh.

Former Tipperary hurler and manager Babs Keating.

Former Glen Rovers and Cork Inter County dual player Denis Coughlan.

Dr. Con Murphy, and author of ‘Christy Ring-Hurling’s Greatest’ – Tim Horgan.

We also hear from Glen Rovers Camogie Club President – Nora Newman who recently celebrated her 90th birthday. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley” by Francis Duggan

Poet supreme, Francis Duggan  composed this very special poem some time ago remembering Vincent Coakley.    Vincent went to his Eternal Reward during this past week.  R.I.P.. We thank Con Meade for alerting us to this truly superb poem. (S.R.)


A tall and classy Gaelic footballer the midfielder complete 
Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley played for Aghinagh and Cork and Millstreet 
He and Kippagh’s Con O’Connor the best midfielders in Cork at their best 
Were never found to be wanting when put to the test 

Though this is going back some three decades in time 
I remember Vincent Coakley in his physical prime 
For Millstreet he gave many a memorable display 
Perhaps in his dark hair there is gray today 

Beyond Aghinagh he is one widely known 
The Millstreet fans did claim Vincent for their own 
And why not they for he was a fine sporting player 
Not many at his best who with him could hope to compare 

On Sundays in Summer in Seasons long gone 
In Cork County Championship games in Coachford and Macroom we cheered Millstreet on 
Though down on the scoreboard the Finnowsiders were fighting back 
With O’Connor and Coakley at midfield sending them to attack 
[read more …] ““Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley” by Francis Duggan”