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
RATHDUANE NATIONAL SCHOOL: The future of Rathduane National School is under the spotlight as parents and friends go all out to save their local rural based primary school base.
Concerned associates from the greater Ballydaly catchment area are hoping to offset dwindling numbers.
Rathduane National School is an excellent example of a primary school establishment that flourished and adapted to the changing fortunes of time. It has been and, hopefully to parents and friends, will remain a focal point for learning in their small community.
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?
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)
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:
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.
Millstreet 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.
Frank 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.
Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) F.E.T.A.C. Level 3 Art & Design
Mondays & Wednesdays 7.00pm to 10.00pm (7 weeks)
Starting Monday November 2nd
Venue: Mallow Return To Education Centre
Course Free for:
Those receiving any Social Welfare Payment
Those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card
Those without Leaving Certificate
To register, contact: BTEI Mallow, Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher St., Mallow.
Andrea Todt of PHOTO-Graphics which is the photography service based in the West End of Millstreet is running a photography competition from Wednesday 25th November to Saturday 12th December to find the Happiest Face in Duhallow.
The competition is being run in association with the Presentation National School Fund which recently completed an extension to the school, and is also being supported by a number of local sponsors.
Every participant will have their own 20 minute photography session and the best photo will be chosen to forward to the jury to select the winner. There are two categories:
Category A: children from 1 year up to second birthday, and
Category B: children from 3 years up to fourth birthday
As Andrea herself says:
The Happy Face Portrait Competition, for me, focuses on the most important element in any school – the children.
BTEI are running a short FETAC Level 5 Social Studies course in Mallow in early November to service the increased demand for part-time education. With a huge increase in unemployment, the need for certified up-skilling in a changing workplace is more apparent.
This introductory course offers FETAC Level 5 Social Studies one night per week (7-10pm) over 10 weeks, which aims to give participants an understanding of the core theories and methodologies of Sociology and prepare them for further study at Post Leaving Certificate Colleges in this area. It is hoped that a second FETAC Level 5 module (Human Growth and Development) will be offered in the New year.
When the Cork teams are playing
your heart would fill with pride
what a shame to be a plastic
and support the other side
From dear old Ballydaly
back to the county bounds
a strange little creature
in some places can be found
So, if you can’t support your own county
we don’t need you anymore
go ahead and pack your bags
and buzz off to Rathmore
They’ll send you to Killorglin
a lovely town of note
you’ll be very welcome
they always need a GOAT!
Owing to the huge interest in the pictures from a few days ago, her are lots of more photos:
Magnificent Cork colours in evidence at Presentation N.S., Millstreet on Friday, 11th September for the excitng visit of the RTÉ crew filming for “Up for the Match” scheduled to be broadcast on RTÉ 1 television after the 9pm News this Saturday night The focus for the sequence was on Chloé Collins who superbly recited Jerry Lehane’s Cork/Kerry poem in front of the many enthusiastic pupils in the school playground …
Wonderfully colourful preparations at Presentation N.S., Millstreet for next Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry in Croke Park. RTÉ came to film a sequence for “Up for the Match” (Saturday 9:30pm on RTÉ1 ) while Cork and Kerry newspaper photographers visited the school on Wednesday, 16th Sept. 2009. Meanwhile Seán Murphy and Margaret Pierce got to hold the real Sam Maguire Cup in Dunmanway last Friday night at the opening of the Sam Maguire Annual Festival. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
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.
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A MILLSTREET school principal has saved the Dept of Education at least €14.6 million after putting forward a proposal to use grant money to build new classrooms rather than waste it on renting prefabricated units.
Joan O’Mahony recently learned that her proposal will now be rolled out nationwide by the Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe who hails from nearby Cullen.
The very humorous principal told The Corkman that Millstreet Convent NS has been allowed use its grant aid of €240,000 to build two new classrooms rather than buying prefabricated units.
“We are a country school and know the value of money, and I could not justify spending €240,000 on prefabricated units when I’d have two fine classrooms for it instead,” said Joan O’Mahony.
The school, with over 200 students, was built during the famine.