Parade of Retiring Riders at Green Glens Equestrian Event

The Sunday Parade as well as the Prize Giving at the annual Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show is always so very colourful and is hugely popular with the audience.    As I walked down to be in time at Green Glens I noted a “deer” in the grounds of Millstreet Community School!   Not a real live deer but rather a superb sculpture apparently recently been placed on the grass setting at the entrance of the school.   Arriving at Green Glens I was just in time to [read more …] “Parade of Retiring Riders at Green Glens Equestrian Event”

Down in Millstreet

… a few hardy Down souls are determined to fly their county’s flag in Cork.
Millstreet Community School’s John Magee is intensely proud of his Mourne Mountains roots and will be cheering on Down despite his admission that he loves living in north Cork.
“They are quietly confident of a Cork victory, but I think Down will hold a surprise up their sleeve,” he said.
And despite the fact that Millstreet, Charleville, Kanturk and Newmarket are a sea of Cork flags, he has proudly adorned his car and home in the Down colours.
“It’s all in good nature,” he said…

from the Irish Independent

Results & Fixtures

GAA
Co Prem 2 MFL Grp 1: Grp 2: Sam Maguires 4-6 Millstreet 2-9.
JBHL: Millstreet 3-9 Kilbrin 3-8 (7th Sept)
JBHL: Freemount 1-10 Milstreet 1-1 (11th Sept)
JBHL: Millstreet 1-9 Lismire 1-8 (15th Sept Millstreet)
U16 Challenge: Millstreet 4-11 Eire Óg 1-11 (17th Sept)
JBF Chalenge: St.Johns 2-8 Kilnamatra 1-9 (17th Sept)

Socccer:
AOH Cup 1st Round:Rathcoole Rovers A 3 Postal Celtic 1;Los Zarcos 4 Inter City Celtic 4 (Inter City won 5-4 on pens aet); Blackpool Celtic 1 Rathcoole Rovers B 2;

Saxone Cup 2nd Round: Hibernians A v Millstreet Celtic (18th Sept)
Presidents Cup 2nd Round: Kanturk B v Los Zarcos (18th Sept)

Bowling – Kilcorney
26/09/10 vin kiely d.cooney v n.murphy t.mallon b
03/10/10 pat kelleher v johnny donoghue c
[read more …] “Results & Fixtures”

Millstreet Debs 2010

Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with beautiful gowns and   tuxedos for their debs ball Friday, 5th August 2010.

The Millstreet school pupils and friends enjoyed the  glamorous event in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown, Cork.

They dined in style and danced to the beat on their memorable big social event of the year.

[read more …] “Millstreet Debs 2010”

Commuity School

Millstreet Community School was founded in 1973 and this building was opened in September, 1974 fully furnished and equipped. The School was fully refurbished in 1999. The refurbishment of the School and the purchase of significant quantities of new equipment has been costly. We are interested in providing the best possible environment for all who study and work here

Phone: 029 70087 Fax: 029 70179
Principal: Mr. P. Piggott
Vice Principal: Ms. F. Kearney
Millstreet Community School, Millstreet, Co. Cork [read more …] “Commuity School”

Tastes of Christmas for Cystic Fibrosis

Ms. Aine Collins accepts a cheque for €500 on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Association, from the Transition Year Students. This money was raised through the “Tastes of Christmas” cookery demonstration. All the money raised from this event has now been distributed and the three beneficiaries were Cystic Fibrosis,The Irish Heart Foundation and Baby Jacob Fund.
The Transition Year Class wish to sincerely thank everyone that contributed.

A1 Tuition – Easter Revision Courses

A1 Tuition are running an Easter Revision Course for Exam Students.

The teachers are A1, experienced teachers who have corrected exam papers.

They have the experience and knowledge required to guide students in maximizing their exam results.
This is the focus of the Easter Revision Course.

Class sizes are limited.

Anyone interested can contact Pam Thornton @ 029 21144

Community School “Welcome the World” tonight

Prepare to welcome the world to Millstreet! That’s the message from the Transition Year students at Millstreet Community School as they prepare to host the fourth annual World Wide Welcome multicultural event this Thursday, March 11 in the school library.

Starting at 7pm, the evening is a celebration of the diversity of cultures that now exist within the school and in the local community, and comprises song, dance, music and poetry, along with the chance to sample cuisine prepared by people from many of the 20 nationalities now present in the locality. Admission is free.

The students have been very busy preparing for the event, and three different groups have taken on the tasks of planning and preparation for the event.

from the Corkman newspaper

[read more …] “Community School “Welcome the World” tonight”

Vaughan tastes All Ireland Glory

Millstreet’s Michael Vaughan won All Ireland with the Vocational Schools footballers last Saturday February 28th. Vaughan worked hard and played well throughout and notched up two points for his efforts as Cork edged out Monaghan on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-7.

The match report below is from the Southern Star:

Sweet revenge for Cork as they shaded a gripping duel with Monaghan to lift the All-Ireland Vocational Schools senior football championship title in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow, last Saturday.

It was Cork’s second victory in the final against Monaghan in three seasons, but they had been ousted at the semi-final stage in 2009 by the Farney County students, who went on to replace them as champions.

[read more …] “Vaughan tastes All Ireland Glory”

Community School – Baby Jacob Cheque

Photograph shows Marius (Jacob`s father) and Jerry Pat O`Leary (Chairperson) accepting a cheque for €1000 for the Baby Jacob Trust Fund from the Transition Year Students. Half of this money was raised through Charity fund-raising events in the School and the other half came from the “Tastes of Christmas”cookery demonstration which was held last December.

Trócaire Sleep Out

Minister for Education & Science, Batt O'Keeffe, T.D. joins over twenty students from Millstreet Community School as they prepare to have a Trócaire Sleep-Out on the grounds of St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet from 7pm on Monday, 1st March until 7am on Tuesday 2nd March. The very impressive project is part of the School's Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2010. Also included is John Magee (Chaplain) and Teachers Derry Morley and Jennifer O'Donoghue as well as Fr. Declan O'Connor, P.P., Millstreet.

… hope they didn’t feel too cold. It was -3C at 7am this morning!

read more information on the sleep out from a few days ago

Students ‘Sleep Out’ for Trocaire

HomeTwenty three students and teachers from Millstreet Community College will brave the elements and ‘sleep out’ overnight at the doors of Cork’s Millstreet Church to support Trocaire’s Lenten campaign on hunger. They will be joined by members of Millstreet parish. The students aim to highlight world hunger and the poor living conditions faced by people struggling to survive, while raising money for Trocaire’s work.

To make the sleep-out as challenging as possible they will leave mobile phones, i-pods, and all forms of portable entertainment at home. The students will speak at local parishes over this weekend, 27/28th February, and to end the week off they will undergo a 24 hour Fast on Friday 5th March for Trocaire. Also on the 11th March there will be a multicultural event in the Community School as part of the Lenten Project.

Why? For the first time in history 1 billion people or one in six people in the world do not have enough food.

At the doors of St.Patricks Church, Millstreet. 7pm on Monday 1st March to 7am on Tuesday 2nd March.

Read about it on the Trócaire website

LTV2 Prog 155: Country Park, Panto and more features

On this weeks programme we go to Millstreet Country Park for an insight into what goes on there, also we talk to some of the people involved in the upcoming Pantomine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Rathmore, and we have all the usual features plus plenty musical entertainment as well so ……tune in on Thursday Night at 10:00pm with a repeat the following Sunday evening at 8.00pm

Here we have Sean Radley talking to a Group from the upcoming Pantomine, Snow White and The Seven BIG Dwarfs to be held shortly in Rathmore,there will be a feature about this on Programme No 155… (more LTV2 photos below)

[read more …] “LTV2 Prog 155: Country Park, Panto and more features”

Vaughan playing for Cork VEC Senior Hurlers

Michael Vaughan from Millstreet Community School was playing for Cork Vocational Schools in the Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final last Saturday (Jan 30th 2010) in what proved to be yet another defeat to Kilkenny. In at corner forward he managed a point in a game that was to-ing and fro-ing throughout.

… and Cormac Heffernan were both on the mark in the 45th minute, sweeping to 1-14 to 3-5. Michael Vaughan did reply a minute later but the dynamic had decisively changed. Then, after a melee in their defence …

Full match report (from a Kilkenny viewpoint) below

[read more …] “Vaughan playing for Cork VEC Senior Hurlers”

Young Scientist 2010: Eveny Costello and Muireann O’Keeffe

Eveny Costello and Muireann O'Keeffe from Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS
Eveny Costello and Muireann O'Keeffe from Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS. photo: James McSweeney

Their project was “How the Irish Language has influenced the spoken English in Ireland Today”

Young Scientist 2010: Jenifer Murphy & Deirdre McAuliffe

Jennifer Murphy and Deirdre McAuliffe from  Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young  Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the  RDS
Jennifer Murphy and Deirdre McAuliffe from Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS. photo: James McSweeney

Read about their project below: [read more …] “Young Scientist 2010: Jenifer Murphy & Deirdre McAuliffe”

Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January

Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January

The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has told all primary and post-primary schools to close on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week due to the bad weather.

Minister O’Keeffe took the decision in the interest of the welfare of school children.

The Minister took the decision following a meeting today [Friday] of the Government’s emergency planning group and in the context of the poor weather outlook for the coming days.

Minister O’Keeffe said: ‘I took the decision to close all schools based on my concern for the health and safety of school children in these very challenging weather conditions.

‘I considered, in particular, the forecast for snowfall on Sunday and Monday which will cause further disruption.

[read more …] “Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January”

Schools Closed until next Monday

It was announced last night that due to the treacherous nature of the roads, footpaths and concreted areas, all schools in Millstreet will remain closed until next Monday (11th January). This includes Presentation Convent, Boys National School, Millstreet Community School, Ballydaly National School and Cloghoula National School. There is no information on the other schools. With the freezing weather set to continue into next week, this will have to be reviewed in due course for the first few days of next week.

The schools have now been  off for three weeks over the Christmas period, as they were closed for two days before Christmas for the same reasons. I wonder are the kids happy to be off still, or would they prefer to be back with their friends?

Tastes of Christmas: Photos

Photos from “Tastes of Christmas” which was held at the Community School on Wednesday evening 2nd Dec. Chef Frank Moynihan presented an evening of festive cooking that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The proceeds from this event, which was promoted by the Transition Year Students,will be going to the “Baby Jacob” fund, The Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis. Many Thanks to all that supported this event. (Jim O`Donnell,Millstreet Community School)

[read more …] “Tastes of Christmas: Photos”

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”

Tastes of Christmas – Wed 2nd Dec

http://homepage.eircom.net/~mcsmar/crest.gifMillstreet Community School are delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan to present an evening of festive cooking at the School on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm. All you need to know about preparing the most important meal of the year, and most of all what to do with the leftovers.

A Pinch of This...: Tastes of Home CookingFrank Moynihan will be remembered from his days as Food Correspondent on the Gay Byrne Radio Show on RTE Radio 1 and is author of a best selling cookery book “A Pinch of This”. The School would wish you to know that tickets for this event are limited, and are available from the School Office or any Transition Year Student. The proceeds will go to “Baby Jacob” Fund, the Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis.

Millstreet Debs 2009

Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.

fron the Corkman:

Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.

The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.

A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.

[read more …] “Millstreet Debs 2009”