The Pitch & Putt course is now open for 2017

Millstreet Pitch & Putt course is now open for 2017 season.

Coaching will take place on Tuesday 2nd May and Tuesday 9th May at 7pm – which will be free of charge and open to all age groups.

Membership will remain the same as previous years: Family €20, Adult €15, Juveniles €10, Actively Retired €10.

Billy Coleman Takes Part in Circuit De Ja Vu Event in Killarney

 

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

Denis Moynihan Escort Mark 1

Bernard Beguin/Conor Falvey Posrche 911

Billy Coleman/Ronan Morgan Porsche 911

Saeed Al-Hajri /Todd Falvey Porsche 911

 

Millstreet Vintage Club Car Run on Sunday 23 April

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.

The boy from Millstreet who became the King of Rally

Billy, John, and Paddy Coleman

In the history of rallying in Ireland, one name stands out above all others for the respect in which he is held and the ability he demonstrated behind the wheel of the cars — predominantly Fords — that he drove.

That person is the remarkable Billy Coleman, the man from Millstreet in County Cork who even today, long after he hung up his driving gloves, remains the stuff of legend … read the full article from today’s Irish Examiner

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Football Championship – Millstreet v Mayfield – this evening

Result: Millstreet 1-15 Mayfield 1-10 (Half time: 1-9 to 1-4) 🙂

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Local Competitors Success at Moonraker Forestry Rally

Tom Murphy/Kieran O`Donoughue Winners of Class 10

Ruairi Mcguire/Grace O`Brien Winners of Class 9

 

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-Driven by 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.

Many thanks to Matthew Twomey for the Photographs and you can see more of his Photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos

Best of Luck to Shane and Evan this evening

The very best of luck to Shane Hickey (Millstreet) and Evan Murphy (Dromtarriffe) who take part in this evening’s Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final for Cork against Tipperary this evening in Thurles.

Evan is picked at centre forward while Shane is listed amongst the subs.

Cork v Tipperary, Wednesday 12th April, 2017 @ 7pm, at Semple Stadium, Thurles, extra time if necessary.

Result: Cork 3-21 Tipperary 1-8 🙂

The Cork football team for tonight’s Munster Minor Championship v Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles @ 7pm has been announced and can be seen on the Cork GAA website

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Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally

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.

We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#

 

Top Picture – Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan Ford Escort Class 12 Winners

Middle Picture – Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy Class 10 Winners

Bottom Picture -John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy Class 20 Winners

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club was established in July 2012 with the juvenile section of the Club commencing in 2015

Juveniles are the long term development for our Cycling Club. We are currently recruiting new juvenile members to join our Club.  The juveniles will need to be in 5th or 6th class in National School or in Secondary level education. We have a number of experienced adults trained by Cycling Ireland in foundation coaching who will coach these new members.

Our plan for 2017 is to commence coaching the new members with a 4-6 week training block in a local national school ground. During this period our new members will learn various bike skills that will ensure they are confident, safe and courteous cyclists when on the road. After several weeks of training we take the kids to leisure events locally (in our newly purchased Club Minibus) to challenge themselves at longer distance and with a little bit more experience we will participate in competitive races for those who wish to do so.

Our open night for parents and new juvenile members is

Thursday night March 16th

in Teach Iosagin Rathmore (at the rear of Church)

at 8pm

with juvenile training to commence on the following Saturday (18th March) at 9am.

Feel free to come along on the night.

Tim Murphy – Juvenile Officer 0863880410

Donie Kelleher – Chairman 0877501012

Millstreet Vintage Club-Cars,Coffee and Chat at Aroma Cafe on next Sunday March 5 at 11am

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.

Millstreet GAA Club Regristration Night 24th Feb. 2017

REGISTRATION NIGHT

MILLSTREET GAA CLUB

ALL ADULT MEMBERS, OFFICERS. SUPPORTERS & PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF OUR

ANNUAL REGISTRATION NIGHT

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT 24th FEBRUARY

BETWEEN 7.30 & 8.30pm

in Millstreet GAA Community Hall

MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED ON THE NIGHT

AND YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR

THE GAA REWARD SCHEME – GMRA

FULL DETAILS ON THE NIGHT.

We thank Sharon Lane for the notice.  (S.R.)

ADULT MEMBERS:  €60

STUDENT MEMBERS:  €40

Clothes Collection – Fundraiser for St. John’s

St. John’s Football Club

FUNDRAISER- CLOTHES COLLECTION

We are collecting the following items to raise money for the club : Men’s/Women’s/Children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, soft toys, household textiles incl curtains & towels, mobile phones (must be given separately).

The following drop off points are available:

  • St John’s Gaa Pitch Station Rd.: Sat 4th & 11th March 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Kilcorney: After Mass Sun 5th March 11am -12pm
  • Aubane School: Tue 7th March 8-9pm

For more information or to organise a pick up outside times contact jerry on 087 9103891. [St.John’s on facebook]

Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1

Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players.  Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals.  The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players.  Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. continue reading the full article “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”

FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017

This is the new logo for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, which includes Drishane Castle set against the spectacular backdrop of the Clara and Derrynasaggart Mountains.

The best Young Riders and Juniors from across Europe will be vying for success in Millstreet from 19th – 23rd July 2017. Timetables and more details are on millstreet.horse/eu2017 . continue reading the full article “FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017”

Abunchoftools wins in Clonmel

Congratulations Dan O’Donoghue of Lackabane, breeder of Abunchoftools, who won yesterday’s TA Morris Stakes at the National Coursing Meeting in Clonmel. He also bred Tree Top Kerry (Adios Alonso x Tanyard Kerry)who was yesterday beaten in the third round by the winner of the Horse and Jockey Hotel Oaks. Well done Dan and all involved in today’s success. Aboounchoftools (Adios Alonso x Tanyard Kerry), was trained by John Browne for the Glory-Kilmihill-Syndicate. He won by two lengths in the final.

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In Other News – 30th January 2017

  • Munster SHL final: Limerick 1-20 Cork 1-21 – Congrats to  Mark Ellis at #5 and the Cork Hurlers who beat limerick to win the first title of the year. [Hogan Stand] [Player Ratings]
  • Inis Oírr, in Inis Oírr, ní raibh eolas agam ar fhaitíos,Ná ar an dólás a stopfadh gáirí,Go dtí an lá duairc úd nuair a sheol mo ghrá uaim. Tháinig scamall ar an ngrian, is é dorcha ina dhiaidh. The Funeral. [Lonely Girl 18]
  • What lovely fields some pals of mine witnessed in Sráid a’ Mhuillinn, Millstreet today. Fine fields, beautiful fields, lovely lovely fields. And plenty of them. Shur where would ya be going with no bell on your bike! [Rossaí Rossaí] [Barbara Boros]
  • Soccer: Corinthians Cup 2nd Round: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Watergrasshill Utd 2 (aet); Buttevant v Los Zarcos (Off);
  • Millstreet Camogie Club had their very enjoyable Social Night in the Wallis Arms on Saturday. Here’s some photos from Millstreet Camogie Club, 2
  • One of Dr. Richard Radley Leader’s granddaughters (a daughter of Elizabeth Maud Leader) will be 87 this week. RR was a doctor in Millstreet from about 1893 to 1924. Originally from Keale House, he lived in Westbourne House on the Clara Rd.[Imelda Robinson]
  • Well done to Millstreet AC athletes who represented Millstreet Community School at the South Munster School Cross Country held at Tramore Valley Park on Friday, especially Caoimhe O’Leary who qualified for the Munsters. [Millstreet Athletic Club, 2]

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