Rathcoole Rovers Underage Soccer

Rathcoole Rovers Football Club is delighted to announce we are setting up underage soccer teams.
We are searching for children interested in playing soccer between the ages of 10 and 15.
We are also recruiting some volunteers to help out with our new underage teams.
If anyone is interested in joining our juvenile soccer teams or wanting to volunteer please contact Mathew Cleary at 0871661717 or Alfie Cooney at 0872733385


First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh

100 years ago yesterday (April 26th 1921), the First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh near Millstreet, Cork. This was a major move in the divisionalisation of the IRA. It consists of the 3 Cork Brigades, the 3 Kerry Brigades, the 2 Waterford Brigades.


If anyone knows where to find more information on the meeting, please do let us know.

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“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 27th April 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. At 10pm we include a special feature on the great Buddy Holly and we listen to a superb recording of the Hallelujah Chorus performed by the Duhallow Choir in Kanturk Church in 2018.  We listen at 9.45pm to “Slán Abhaile” in aid of World Parkinsons Awarness….and to Sarah Dennehy’s beautiful version of “Travelling Soldier”.   We wish Eily and others belated Happy Birthdays.   And we chat about the following images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

Majestic Mushera Mountain in Spring 2021.
Recent Landscape Changes at St. John’s Well in Mushera.

Where in Millstreet did we recently capture this image of the very colourful bluebells?!

Shane and Tommy welcoming All to the recent reopening of Millstreet Pitch and Putt Course.
Pitch & Putt enthusiasts David and Eoin delighted that Courses are now reopen throughout Ireland.
Church Window Reflections at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.
The Moon behind the tree – in Clara Road, Millstreet.
Signs of Summer on Main Street, Millstreet.
Candlelit Grotto on Clara Road, Millstreet.
Sunset online! Recently photographed in Clara Road, Millstreet.

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Eily’s Report – 27th April

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

Our spell of glorious weather is still with us, what a wonderful thing to raise our spirits up as we head off into the merry month of May. It was always considered the to be the end of the cold and blustery weather and the start of long sunny days of Summer  to come. Mind you it didn’t always happen that way . In our young days we donned our little T-strap sandals, with the buckle  and colourful ankle socks, pastel cotton frocks and skipped off to school with school bags swinging. Off to meet our friends and admire their summer style as they admired ours. For a little while at least, going to school didn’t seem too bad and we would plan the picnics and walks that we would go on  later when the summer holidays came round. We’d even start saving for our picnic treats. A weekly amount would be fixed and one capable pal appointed to handle the cash. Usually it would be about a penny a week .I can still recall how it worked for a couple of us. Four of us got together and made our plan. One was from the town and she was deemed to be better at this kind of thing than the rest of us, so she was put in charge of the money and the shopping.  She also knew of a nice place, not far from town where we could indulge in our goodies. Someone brought a rug and we all sat round.  Our burser was able to afford lemonade, biscuits, a bun each and a bag of our favourite sweets, acid drops. After our feast we played hide and go seek, races, and others children’s games until it was time to head for home.  The memory of the fun and enjoyment of our first very own picnic is as fresh in my memory today as it was almost 80 years ago. Children could do that kind of thing that time. There was no danger from man or beast, also we were well aware of any peril around us. We wouldn’t go into a field of cattle especially if there was a bull on the loose and parents were happy in the knowledge that we would come home when we were good and ready.

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Eileen Cotter – Acknowledgement and First Anniversary

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary 

Eileen Cotter R.I.P

Old Coach Avenue,
27th  April 2020
We the family of Eileen wish to express our sincere gratitude for the kindness and support we received on the sad loss of our wonderful sister. 
Due to the restrictions, it was difficult not being able to meet with family, relatives and friends but we really appreciated the Mass cards, phone calls and kind words we encountered.
We would like to thank her work colleagues and friends for their continued friendship and support over the years and to everyone who lined the street the day of the burial.   We found great comfort in this.
We would like to give our thanks to Dr. Michael Casey and to all the Staff in CUH who participated in her care.
We would also like to thank Fr. Jack,
Fr. Gerard, Sharon, Julie, Davy Tarrant and Cora for their help and guidance with the funeral arrangements.
As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this as a token of our appreciation. 
The Holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. 
Let those who think of her today, a little prayer to Jesus say.