Millstreet Vintage Club have informed us that The Blue Force 5000 mile Coastline Tractor Challenge will be in the Macroom, Millstreet Area on Monday next the 24th April. The Tractor run will be in Macroom at 11am tomorrow. It will then proceed to Carriganima for a brief stop and then on to Colemans Millstreet for a Show and Reception. Millstreet Vintage Club members will then convey the run to Rathmore.”All Ford, Fordson and New Holland and Fiat tractors are welcome to join in on the Run as support. This event is part of Ford 100 celebration with proceeds of the event going to Cancer and Children’s charities in the UK. Donations will be accepted by the Blue Force boys on the day.There are also tickets for sale for a restored Fordson Dexta kindly donated by club member Roy Cowgill. Further details from Millstreet Vintage Club Member Jack Sheehan on (086) 806 8243.
Aubane Social Club are holding a Black and White themed Night at Aubane Community Centre on this Friday 21 April at 8pm sharp,Entertainment on the Night will be provided by the ever popular Danny & Pat from Back on Track,Great night of Music Entertainment and Food promised, Admission Charge 10 Euro. The theme is a Black and White themed night so come wearing Black and White and join in the Fun, Everyone Welcome.
Billy Coleman the three times Circuit of Ireland Rally winner was reunited with a Rothmans 911 during Circuit Deja Vu in Killarney over the Easter Weekend, the Porsche 911 he drove is now owned and beautifully restored by John Mulholland, a County Antrim motor trader, the Porsche was a genuine Porsche 911 similar to the car that Billy drove for the Rothmans Team in the 1985 season. Billy’s first Circuit win was in 1975 in an Escort RS1600. He repeated the win a year later in an RS1800 but it was another eight years before Billy, this time at the wheel of an Opel Manta 400 and with Ronan Morgan as his co-driver sprayed the champagne again at the finish of the five-day marathon, for the Circuit De Ja Vu Run last Sunday Ronan was back in the hot seat again to accompany Billy.
The Circuit De ja Vu is the brainchild of both Alan Tyndall of RPM Motorsport and Beatty Crawford who was a former Circuit of Ireland winning Co-Driver back in 1971,the Event was established to Celebrate the Glory Years of Rallying in the 70s and 80s and this Event without doubt captured that with some great Cars and Drivers from the that Period coming from near and far to be part of the Celebration,this was the second year that the Event was Ran and like last years Event which was also based in Killarney it was an outstanding Success.
Billy Coleman was not the only Millstreet Native to take part in the Circuit De Je Vu over the weekend,Conor Falvey had French Champion Bernard Beguin behind the wheel of his beautiful Porsche for the Run while his Brother Todd Falvey had Saeed Al-Hajri who is a former winner of the 1989 Cork 20 driving his Car which was also a Porsche along the Route as well, both Al-Hajri and Beguin are former Rothmans Teamates to Coleman so it was fitting that they all got together along with another former Rothmans driver from the same Era Jimmy McRae who was driving a Vauxhall Chevette,Former World Champion Stig Blomqvist was another famous driver to do the Run in an Audi Quattro while Donagh Kelly and Denis Biggerstaff each wheeled out a Metro 6R4 for the day,the other Millstreet Drivers that completed the Course included Kevin Hickey with co-driver Matthew Twomey in there beautifully turned out Replica of Billy Colemans 1979 Circuit of Ireland Ford Escort,and Ballydalys Denis Moynihan also completed the Course in his immaculate Mark 1 Escort, the Run which was based at the Malton Hotel departed at 10 am on Easter Sunday to tackle some famous Rally Stages along the way such as Molls Gap, Healy Pass, Cods Head, Ardgroom, and Killmackillogue and finished back in the Malton Hotel at around 4.30pm,the Event was a great Success and was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators who turned out in quite large numbers.
Below are the Local Crews who took part along with some Famous Stars as well and in Order they are
Kevin Hickey/ Matthew Twomey Motorcraft Mark 2Ecort
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Car Run on this coming Sunday 23 April, starting from Dromtariffe Parish Hall with Take Off at 12 Noon,all Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Denis O Flynn on 087-2033350 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.
Aubane Social Club Annual Good Friday Table Quiz will take place on Tommorrow Night Friday 14 April at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre, Tables of 4 are €40.00,Under 18`s half price. Raffle also on the night. All Very Welcome.
The Moonraker Forestry Rally which took place last Saturday April 8th was the 2nd Round of the Valvoline Forestry Championship,the Rally which was based at the Abbey Hotel in Ballvourney and oraganised by Munster Car Club who laid on 8 Challenging Stages around Mullaghanish and the surrounding areas on what turned out to be a very dry day which made for sometimes quite dusty conditions,once again there were some Local Competitors taking part with last years winners Desi Henry and Ballydaly Co-Driver Liam Moynihan leading the Field away,while they didn`t repeat last years Victory this time around they still finished a fine 4th overall at the end, Tom Murphy and his Co-Driver Kieran O`Donoughue in there Ford Escort Mk2 had a great Run and at the end of the Rally they emerged victorious in Class 10,Grace O`Brien from Dromtariffe was the Co-Driver in the Class 9 winning Vauhall Nova which was driven by Ruari Maguire from Tyrone, John O`Sullivan from Boherbue driving his Fiesta finished 5th in Class 16,Ballvourneys Ciaran Creedon driving a Honda Civic and Co-Drivenby John Murphy had a great run and finished 2nd in Class 11F, Danny Creedon and Derry Healy in there Subaru Impreza had to retire on Stage 2 due to a Mechanical Issue but returned under Rally 2 Rules to have a great run and finish 6th in Class 15,there was no luck for Ger Cullinane who had to retire after 4 Stages while going well in his Toyota Starlet,The Rally had 81 starters which is a record amount of Competitors taking part in a Forestry Event in recent years and was won by Keith Cronin in a Fiesta R5 who was in turn followed Home by Josh Moffett Fiesta R5 in second place with his Brother Sam Moffett Fiesta WRC finishing in 3rd place overall in what was a closely contested Battle at the Top End of the Field. The 2wd Battle was won by David Crossan in a Ford Escort MK2,Out of the 81 Crews that started the Event 65 made it back to the Finish Line after a tough days Competition.
A new DVD has been produced of the Plaque unveiling in Aubane Community Centre which took place last December to remember the 1916 Mushera Company of Irish Volunteers, the price of the DVD is 10 Euro and copies are available from Noreen Kelleher Aubane and Noreen can be contacted on 087 9486673 if you wish to purchase a Copy.
Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there were Class Wins for three of our local Crews who competed with Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy emerging victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort, Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan in another Mark2 Escort took the Class 12 Honours while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy came out on top in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 3rd in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Denis Buckley/Declan Casey in there Ford Escort while Todd Falvey/Peter Falvey in there Porsche 911 were 5th overall in the Historic section on there return to competition following a lenghty break from the sport,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort who retired with Mechanical Woes late on Sunday while luck also deserted Pat Sheehan/Liam Dennehy Renault Clio and Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins Honda Civic who both failed to make the finish.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fourth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta was second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla,Barry Jones won the Historic section in his Ford Escort and Kieran Reen in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Derry Healy Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Cars Coffee Chat Morning in Millstreet on next Sunday March 5th, all Vintage,Classic & Retro Cars/Tractors/Bikes welcome on the day,so do come along if your free on Sunday March 5th to the Aroma Cafe at 11 am, Contact 086-8545873 for more details. New Members are always Welcome.
The Aubane Social Club will make a presentation on behalf of the Aubane Community to recently Retired Postman Noel Keating who was their Postman for twenty three years on this coming Friday 24 February at 8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre.
Millstreet-Vintage Club will host their first Event of 2017 at the Aroma Cafe in Millstreet on this coming Sunday Morning, The Club are holding a Cars,Coffee and Chat Morning with all Vintage,Classic & Retro cars welcome on the day. Come along if your free tommorrow Sunday January 15th to the Aroma Cafe at 11 am, Contact 086-8545873 for more details. New Members always Welcome to join the Club.
Aubane Community Alert Group will hold there Annual Crime Prevention Meeting next Tuesday Evening November 22nd at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre,Members of An Garda Siochána will be in attendance. Everyone Welcome to attend.
Final reminder for return of Aubane Community Alert renewal forms to be returned before Wednesday Sept 28th to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.
Millstreet Vintage Club, Carriganima Tractor Run 2016 in aid of the CART Transport Service will be Launched by the Lord Mayor of Ballinagree John O`Sullivan, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD will also be Present at the Sign On for The Event at The Pub in Carriganima from 12.30 to 13.30.
Summer BBQ at The Pub in Carriganima this Sunday Evening starting at 7pm with Music by The Ferryman, it looks like it could be a nice Evening for it too,looking forward to seeing ye all, Everyone Welcome.
Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club held a highly Successful Car Run and Barbeque last Weekend, the 40km Run which started out from Millstreet last Saturday Evening at 7.30pm travelled along some Scenic Countryside as it made its way to the Event finish at Moll Carthys Bridge Bar where a lovely Barbeque and some Refreshments was then enjoyed by all, the weather was perfect for what was a lovely drive and was well received by Everyone who took part.
Event Organiser John P Kelleher and Millstreet Classic and Vintage Car Club would like to thank Noel C Duggan Hardware for the use of there Yard to Park and Display all the Beautiful Cars, The Bush Bar for the use of there Premises for Event Sign On and Registration, Tony O`Brien Butcher for the lovely Barbeque which was provided, Nora and Joe Dennehy of Moll Carthys Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the Barbeque and to Tom of TMC Photography and Matthew Twomey Photography for covering the Event and taking some great Photos, the Hardworking Marshals who helped along the Route to keep the Event running smoothly and safely and finally to all the People who brought out there lovely Motors and took part we say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You, without your support this Event would not have been the success that it was, and hopefully we will do it all again in the not too distant future.(Thanks to TMC Photography for the Photo.) … continue reading the full article “Great Turn Out for Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Run and BBQ last Saturday Evening”
Sean and Matt of The Pub in Carriganima wish to thank Everyone who Supported and Helped in anyway with the St Patricks Day Parade held in Carriganima on Sunday, in Particular they would like to thank all the People who participated in the Parade with Floats, Vehicles Etc, to John Paul O`Shea Mayor of Cork County for being the Grand Marshal for the Day, the Cullen Pipe Band for Leading the Parade, An Garda Siochana for there help, to the huge turnout of people that came to watch thanks for supporting the event, and finally to anyone we may have forgotten to mention here who might have helped out in any way, we thank you very much, the Event was an outstanding Success which was also helped by superb Sunshine on the Day, we look forward to seeing ye all again for the 2017 Parade.
LTV2 Millstreet Programme 271 (Christmas Special) is now Online, on this Programme we go to Carriganima for an Entertainment Special for Christmas which includes a great performance from the North Stars Choir Group from Cullen who on the Night performed a number of Tracks which they have recorded on to an 8 Track CD for Christmas with all proceeds from this going to Edel House in Cork, also on the Night in Carriganima we had some lovely singing from the likes of Laura Dunlea, Sarah Dennehy from Millstreet, Jerry O`Riordan, Eily Buckley, Jerry McCarthy, a Story or Two from Roger Casey and backing all the Entertainers and Performing on the Night as well was the Legendary Barry O`Halloran, we also go to Lapland to see how preparations are going for Santa Claus and we have a Christmas Song from Paddy O`Brien as well, so we hope you enjoy our Christmas Special and from all the Team at LTV 2 Millstreet we would like to wish all our Viewers both at Home and Abroad a Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
LTV2 Millstreet Programme 270 is now online, On this our latest Programme we go out and about in Millstreet to check out the lovely Christmas Lights/Scenes around the Town, we have Christmas Music from Pat Daly and Paddy O`Brien, we visit Cullen for the Presentation of the National Flag to the School out there, and we visit the Celtic Country Night of Entertainment held recently at The Hazel Tree in Mallow, we hope you enjoy our latest Programme.
On this weeks Programme we go over to the Launch of the Vintage Display Weekend held over in Lackabawn during the Summer which was hosted by the Barry Family, we check out a Steam Train that stopped at Millstreet Railway Station, and we have Music from Peter Lane, Patrick O`Sullivan, and Joe Guerin. We hope you enjoy our latest programme.