In the Corkman – 23rd February 2012

Second in the Macra All Ireland Question Time

Congratulations to the Millstreet Macra team of Steven O’ Riordan, Eoin O’ Sullivan, Dan Creedon, Rebecca Enright and James Kelleher who finished second in the All-Ireland Macra Club Question Time final which was held last Saturday night at the Hamlet Hotel, Johnstownbridge, Enfield, Co. Meath (February 18th)

IFA President John Bryan to visit Millstreet

The Irish Farmers Association President John Bryan will visit Millstreet tomorrow night (Thursday 26th January), when he addresses a Duhallow IFA meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8:30pm. The meeting will discuss current farming issues, the Common Agriculture Policy 2014 negotiations, and land reclamation. All are welcome.

To understand why these topics are currently important, read the following articles:
* CAP 2014 – The Battle Begins (from the Farmers Journal)
* Land Reclamation – Proposals Meet Strong Resistance (from the Farmers Journal)

Cork County Macra Novice Debating Winners

The Cork County Novice Debating final was held recently in Ballinagree, with Millstreet Macra representing the Muskerry Macra na Feirme region and Bantry Macra representing the Carbery Region. An entertaining debate was had with Millstreet emerging as overall victors on the night. Club members Rebecca Enright and James Kelleher won the ‘Best Chairperson’ and ‘Best Speaker’ awards respectively on the night – both have won the awards twice previously in the three rounds leading up to the Final which is an impressive feat in itself. We wish the team the best of luck in the Senior Debating in the New Year. Above L-R are: Kevin Walsh (Cork County Chairperson), James Kelleher, Rebecca Enright, Steven O’ Riordan.

Macra Novice Debating – County Semi-Final

Millstreet Macra’s Novice debating team defeated strong opposition from Donoughmore Macra in last weekend’s Cork County Novice Debating Semi-Final in Bandon.

They will now take part in the Final versus Bantry Macra na Feirme. The Final takes place in Ballinagree N.S. on Saturday, the 3rd December at 8.00 pm. All support would be greatly appreciated!
[read more …] “Macra Novice Debating – County Semi-Final”

Macra – Club Meeting & Night Out

The Pub, Carriganima

Millstreet Macra’s November club meeting will take place this Saturday, 12th November, in the Pub, Carriganimma at 8.00 p.m. It will be followed by a club night out in the same venue with drinks and food from 9.00 p.m. and we will be joined by members from our newest – and closest – Muskerry club, Aghinagh Macra.
Anyone interested in joining can contact us on 087 3684138 or just come along on the night.

Macra Debating – into the Semi’s

Millstreet Macra Debating team

Well done to the Millstreet Macra novice debating team, who have reached the semi-final stage in Cork County on Sunday last, where they defeated a very strong Glanmire team to reach the last four. Team consists of Rebecca Enright, Michael O’ Riordan and James Kelleher. James also received the best speaker award on the day. Best of luck in the next round lads.

[read more …] “Macra Debating – into the Semi’s”

Best of Luck to the Macra Footballers this Weekend

Millstreet Macra are starting a newsletter which will be emailed out to those that sign up.
It is a weekly newsletter on club/regional news and events and is very handy for keeping up to date on what we in Millstreet Macra are up to!
If you would like to subscribe please e-mail <email> and simply put “Subscribe” in the subject line and we will add you a.s.a.p

Macra Debating

Pictured on the left above are the successful Millstreet Macra debating team who defeated Banteer last Sunday to progress to the next round of the Cork County Novice debating. L-R: Rebecca Enright, Michael O’ Riordan, James Kelleher. Pictured on the right is Rebecca Enright receiving the award for overall bast Chairperson in the competition. [Visit Millstreet Macra on Facebook for more]

Macra News

Millstreet Macra Ladies and Mens 7 a side football teams who played for the regional Macra title in Ovens yesterday.

Millstreet Macra held a successful pool tournament in Fleming’s Bar Cullen on Friday last and will be hosting another such competition in the near future.
We are starting up a pitch and putt league in Millstreet from this Saturday at 3pm. Entrants can choose to compete in the one off competition on the day for €5 or both that and the ongoing league which is intended to run every fortnight (as long as the weather allows) for €6.
The Millstreet Macra men’s 7 a side football team retained their regional title for the second year in a row yesterday in a hotly contested final in Éire Óg versus the Terelton men’s team. Congratulations to them and best of luck in the National Finals next month. Hard luck to our ladies team who lost out in their Semi-Final.
We are also competing in the regional round of the [read more …] “Macra News”

Millstreet Macra news this week

Millstreet Macra held a very successful inaugural Pitch and Putt tournament on Sunday, 14th August in Millstreet. Seven teams competed for the top two spots with those victorious teams earning cash prize. The overall winners were Seán Óg O’ Connor, Shane Browne (both Millstreet) and Willie John Buckley (Newmarket). It is hoped to make this a regular event so keep an eye out for further dates.

We are also helping to host a Field Day in Macroom (as a member of Muskerry Macra). It takes place Sunday 21st August in Murray Field, Macroom from 1pm. Entry free! Many games, races and novelty events inc.a fancy dress competition will take place as well as a dog show -the four categories are best small dog, best large dog, best dog handled by a child and best fancy dress! Hope to see you all there!

Macra Meeting

Millstreet Macra are having our first club meeting of the new macra year on Monday 11th July in Corkery’s bar at 8.00pm sharp. It is a great time for people interested in Macra to come and see what we are about and what we do as there are plenty of events coming up where they can get to know us all and have fun at the same time! Why not bring a friend too? Hope to see ye there

Charity Concert

Hey all, final reminder of the Charity Concert in aid of Marymount Hospice Cork tomorrow night Friday May 20th in The Wallis Arms Hotel. Starting at 9pm Tickets only cost €8.00 and it is for a very worthy cause.
Ttickets will be available at the door or if you want to be certain of your seat. Contact James on 085 2751235 to get your ticket.
Please come out and support, great night assured.

Macra 60th Dinner Dance

Cork County Macra 60th anniversay dinner dance, Saturday Jan 22nd 2011 in the Radission Blu Little Island Cork. Hope to see as many past and present members as possible, tickets from Margarget on (086)3497934, or contact James on (085) 2751235 or any local member. Local member Mark Neville will be DJ-ing on the night, preceeded by the band Wall Street.

from Millstreet Macra

Macra Muskerry Football Tournament

A huge congratulations to the Millstreet Macra lads 7-a-side football team who were victorious in the Muskerry regional tournament on Sunday Morning. They beat an excellent Ovens team in their exciting final, and a big well done to the ladies team who also did very well on the day, reaching the semi-final of the ladies tournament. (Click the photos above for the full size). With thanks to Rebecca for the photos.

Macra Waxing Night

On Saturday 6th February the newly reformed Millstreet Macra club held a Waxing night to raise funds for the club in Corkery’s Bar. In a fundraiser that could  only be devised by the ladies, the lads were forced to endure the pain of waxing … in the full view of everyone

Above are a few photos from the night, though if you become a friend of the Millstreet Macra group on Facebook, there’s nearly 100 photos of the night to see, as well as seeing everything else that’s happening in Macra.

Also, this Friday night (26th Feb) there’s a Macra Meeting in Corkery’s at 9pm. “New Members always welcome :), why not come and see what it is all about!

Macra Waxing Fundraiser

On behalf of Millstreet Macra we would like to thank all who attended our fund raising night in Corkeries bar, all our sponsers for their prizes and all the lads who got their chest arms/armpits and legs waxed we thank ye so much, hope to see new members joining soon. Special thanks to Jennifer  for her time to do the waxing. Total raised on the night was a superb €1,300. Photos will be posted soon.

Millstreet Macra in National Finals

from Millstreet Macra:

Congratulations to the Millstreet Macra team who won the Muskerry heat of the Question Time and will now be going on to the National Finals in late February.

Also best off luck to the Millstreet Macra indoor soccer team for tomorrow (Sunday 17th Jan) as they will be competing in the National Finals of that competition. The team is: James Kelleher, Pat O’Sullivan, Sean Óg Murphy, Mark Neville, DJ Sheahan, John Fitzgerald, John O’Riordan, Michael Dennehy and Adrian O’Connor

Update 17/Jan: They made it out of the tough qualifying groups and into the quarter finals but unfortunately came up against the eventual winners, the Camross Macra Club (in Laois).