GAA: On the pitch round up

The bad weather has held up completion of the GAA schedul in Duhallow. These are the competitions that Millstreet are still involved in:

  • U21 Hurling Championship: Kilbrin and Kanturk must play in order to face Millstreet in the semi-final. (Update 30th Nov: Kilbrin 0-15 Millstreet 2-4)
  • The JBHC is down to the semi-finals, Dromtariffe take on Millstreet while Banteer encounter Kanturk.
  • There are three teams involved in the Junior B Football League, Lyre bettered Meelin in a semi final replay to secure a passage to the decider against Millstreet
  • Also, the MAHL final is awaited between Croke Rovers and Millstreet

Millstreet were defeated by Freemount in the Junior B Football championship last Monday Night by 3-8 to 1-6

Marina Cassidy on the Drishane Concerts

Killarney soprano and harpist Marina Cassidy has also joined dozens of musicians and singers who will perform at a sell-out benefit concert at Drishane Castle in Millstreet on December 6th for the Baby Jacob Trust.

The Killarney woman became aware of baby Jacob six weeks ago when she sang at the opening of the restored chapel at Drishane Chapel on the invitation of the Duggan family.

“That night, the Duggans were talking about the fund-raising for Baby Jacob and they asked me to be involved in the concert and I’m delighted to be,” Marina said. “There was just an incredible atmosphere in the church that night.

“When I heard about the little baby, I felt I really wanted to be part of it.”…

Read the full article on the Kerry’s Eye Newspaper

Parish Newsletter – 29th Nov 09

First sunday of Advent – 29th November 2009

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Cullen 029-79028 / Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
Parish Office Opening Hours:Monday – Tuesday – Friday: 10.00a.m-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m-5.00p.m


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:

Thomas Kelleher, Mologhroe, Cullen

Ted Lyons, Rathcoole & Millstreet

Margaret O’Connor, Kilmeedy

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 29th Nov 09”

Regret in passing of Cormac Dineen

CORK and Millstreet has lost one of its football legends on the death yesterday of Cormac Dineen. One of the most identifiable Cork footballers of his generation, he provided a rocklike presence in the last line of defence. Whether it was with club in the county championship or lining out with Cork, the Millstreet man always gave off his very best and no easy scores were recorded against him.

The above is an extract on Cormac’s exploits on the field, and is taken from an article in this weeks Corkman newspaper.

Get off yer Backsides!

While having a few of the black ones the pub last week I got to talking to a young lad of about thirty that was in for a similar hit, and who was giving out about the state of the council, leaning on their shovels, arriving for work late, extended tea breaks, and any other bit of idling they could get up to. Sure, people were talking about the council on the radio all day as well so it was fine to do it.

Now God bless them if those lads can get away with it, and I know that shoveling is a tough job cos God knows  I’ve spent enough time doing it myself, but surely they themselves realise that if they don’t pull up their breeches they themselves will be joining the dole queues as have some of their compatriots already due to this damn recession thing that’s apparently going on at the moment.

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Crime on the Increase

Patricia Messenger
Patricia Messenger from C103FM

Garda John Crowley from the Millstreet Station was on Patricia Messenger’s radio show on C103FM this morning, warning of an increase in crime in the general area of west/north west Cork county. Most notable were:

  • Distraction crime: where a group of people enter a shop and distract the owner, while one of the group steal something either in the shop or enter the office / store and take money / goods from there. Money, cigarettes and alcohol are their favourite targets. He advised to lock all back rooms when not in use.
  • As oil prices rise again, some are reverting to stealing home heating oil from homes and diesel from farms. Sometimes it’s just a jerry can, other times it’s the full delivery. Advise is to lock them and make the job as difficult as possible for anyone thinking of stealing your fuel.
  • Finally, outhouses are becoming a target too, so lock away anything worth stealing and be careful that anyone visiting the house / yard doesn’t get a good look around to see what would be worth stealing during the day or in the dead of the night. And if you are suspicious, of someone in the yard, write down the car/van registration for later use, so that your “visitors” can be tracked down at a later date.

So be careful and keep your things safely locked away.

Baby Jacob has his First Operation

Little baby Jacob has gone through the first operation for his condition anophthalmos and his mother Wiola has written about it on his website:

A few days ago Jacob had his first operation in Germany. It was an emotional experience for us. We were very worried when they were taking him into the operating theatre. I was thinking: he is still so little, how will he take a general anaesthetic?
During the operation, Jacob got his first expanders, which from now on will be stimulating orbital growth. Thanks to a few operations like this one Jacob will be able to receive his ocular prostheses.
When after the operation we were called into the recovery room, I found myself looking at the huge IV catheter inserted into his tiny hand. I was wondering why it is so in this world that children are born sick and …

You can read the full article here. Also, ff you haven’t done so already, there are still tickets available for the extra concert in Drishane on December 6th in aid of Little Jacob.

In Millstreet Only One Cormac Dineen

He was a man we used to celebrate
A Millstreet and a Cork footballing great
A fearless fellow in his younger years
His passing would have been a source for tears.
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Born on the Cork and Kerry border near Rathmore
The green of Millstreet and the red Of Cork he wore
And memories of him remain evergreen
In Millstreet only one Cormac Dineen.
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As a person for his integrity respect to him was shown
A Millstreet vet one admired and well known
One in the flesh we never more will see
He will be missed by friends and family.
[read more …] “In Millstreet Only One Cormac Dineen”

Youghal defeat Millstreet U16s in County Championship

YOUGHAL withstood a determined finish from Millstreet in a keenly contested County U-16 ‘B’ Football Championship semi final played at a rainlashed Mourneabbey last Monday.Weather conditions were anything but suitable for the game and great credit must go to both set of players for serving up a high standard of play given the wretched rain that prevailed in the opening half. At the end of the hour, there could be no argument about the outcome, Youghal were far, the hungrier side, their application superb and in general, the East Cork boys emerged much more enterprising in the prevailing conditions.

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Cloghoula National School – Whole School Evaluation

The Department of Education and Science have published an inspection report on Cloghoula National School. We have added the conclusion below, but the whole report is available to read on the Department’s website. Also available are older reports for all the other schools in the Millstreet area, which are also listed below:

Conclusion:

The school has strengths in the following areas:

  • A highly motivated and dedicated principal and staff.
  • A proactive board of management.
  • A collaborative approach to the work of the school
  • A high quality of education is provided
  • The school environment is happy and stimulating.
  • The children are well-behaved and cooperative.
  • The school is an important focal point in the community and a positive reflection of local customs, practices and expectations.

[read more …] “Cloghoula National School – Whole School Evaluation”

Wedding Journal Show 2010

weddingjournalThe Wedding Journal Show is back in the Green Glens in the New Year on the 23rd and 24th of January in the Green Glens Arena. Last year was a very successful event, as is described on their website

It may have been icy outside but the Wedding Journal team’s hearts were warmed by the impressive turnout to the Cork Show. Arriving at Millstreet on January 24th, the two-day show was our biggest Cork event to date, with even more exhibitors and visitors than ever before.

Those in search of a New Year bargain weren’t disappointed either, as exhibitors, from photographers, to florists, make-up artists and bridal stores, offered exclusive rates and opportunities to enter competitions throughout weekend event.

RTE 1 LW: Methodist Broadcast

RTÉ Radio 1 Laurence Graham, the Methodist Minister for Millstreet has dropped us a note that RTE Radio 1 will be broadcasting from their Church in Kenmare tomorrow (Sunday) morning:

… the Broadcast Service on RTE Radio 1 this Sunday (22nd) is coming from the Methodist Church in Kenmare.  It is on from 10.45 – 11.30 a. m. but only on Long Wave and Internet.  It’s not on FM.  That would give people an opportunity to hear something of how we worship etc.

RTE 1 Broadcasts on long wave at the 252 frequency.
The service should be available to listen to afterwards on the RTE Religious Listen back Archive for 2009.

Update 23 Nov: The service is available to listen to on the RTE site

Death Notice: Tom KELLEHER of Mologhroe, Cullen

The death has occurred on Friday, November 20, 2009 of Tom KELLEHER of Mologhroe, Cullen, Mallow, Cork. Removal this Saturday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Sunday, at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Irish Cancer Society.

Coursing Clubs Together

Coursing Clubs together’ night at The Kingdom
The eight coursing clubs in Co Kerry, together with their near neighbours Glin, Abbeyfeale and Millstreet, are coming together for what should be a really enjoyable ‘All Sponsored’ race night at The Kingdom Stadium in Tralee on Saturday 28th November.

This article appears in the Sporting Press. Also, coursing in Millstreet Town Park this year is to be held on Wednesday 30th &  Thursday 31st December.

Casey’s Prize-Winning Cups

20091115_Cn_056donie&marie09Donie & Marie Casey, Cloghoula, Millstreet pictured with a magnificent
collection of prestigious prize-winning cups recenly won by Donie for his
outstanding lifestock at Castleisland Dairy Show & Sale.   The cups (from left) signify:  Supreme Champion for Calved Heifer Section, Prizewinner in Springing Heifers, First and Second Prize winner in the Spring Calving Class.  We congratulate Donie & Marie on such remarkable success at Castleisland Mart.
(Pic. by Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )

Death Notice: Cormac Dineen

DINEEN (Mill Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork) Nov. 19, 2009, (peacefully), at home, Cormac (M.R.C.V.S.), beloved husband of Celia and dear father of Deirdre, Tadhg, Maura, Sandra and Charles, brother of the late Máire (O’Leary); deeply regretted by his loving wife and family, brothers Joe and Paudie, sisters Eibhlís and Áine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this (Friday) evening at 8 o’c. to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 o’c. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers by request. Donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund.

No Buyers for Affordable Housing

tw_empty2Cork County Council hopes to dispose of 42 houses, deemed affordable, in towns and villages in North Cork, as it has been unable to find buyers for them…

The houses are in Bweeng (10), Castlelyons (2), Charleville (2), Glanworth (6), Kanturk (6), Kilworth (1), Mallow (1), Millstreet (3) and Rathcormac (11)…

A senior executive officer with the council, said the local authority couldn’t continue to carry the costs associated with the empty houses. He told councillors the council had decided to sell off the houses in areas deemed to be in less demand for affordable housing…

Last year the Council dropped the prices of affordable housing when they realised that the market price was then below the price of their affordable housing. But still they have failed to sell them. Now they want to sell them at any cost, just to get the expense off their balance sheets.

The full article is available to read on the Irish Examiner website. Also, you can read Cork County Councils brochure for Affordable Housing in Millstreet, or read the Affordable Housing Explanatory Leaflet for Cork County Council (Northern Division)

[read more …] “No Buyers for Affordable Housing”

Methodist Church in Millstreet

lg_potraitRev. Laurence Graham who is the Methodist Minister for Kerry has been in contact with millstreet.ie, and would like to invite all who are interested to their Monthly Meeting in the Cannon O’Donovan Centre:

The Methodist Church organizes a monthly meeting for prayer, praise and Bible study in Millstreet. We meet on the second Sunday of each month at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road. Everyone is very welcome to attend. If you’d like further information please contact Rev. Laurence Graham, the Methodist minister in Killarney at  lg_email

Bad Weather Continues

These calves didn't like the look of the watery breakfast in store for them.
These calves didn't like the look of the watery breakfast in store for them!

The last two weeks weather has been really terrible. Daily flooding seems to be the order of the day at the moment, because all ground is saturated to the last. Hopefully the rest of the winter will dry out a little, and let life get back to some sort of normality.