Wonderful Irish Pony Club Event at Weekend

A truly wonderful Irish Pony Club event –  the National Minimus Championships, took place at Green Glens and at Drishane this past weekend.  Here we share two images of the occasion with more to follow later.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet girl Maeve Flynn competing in The Irish Pony Club Championships in Drishane on Saturday 15th June 2019. A very enjoyable day had by all. (We thank Elaine for the excellent image and the caption.) S.R.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

 A great weekend for SLCC as we held our first Junior and Juvenile races on Sunday last in Knocknagree – with races from all ages from Under 12 to Junior. We had competitors from all over Munster and beyond taking part. Thanks to all the participating cubs for their support. Special thanks to both, the Hall Committee and the Fair Field Tidy Towns Committee in Knocknagree for their support over the weekend and to the many marshals and caterers who helped out. Thanks also to the families of Willie Reen, Paud O Leary, Gary O Leary, Andy Davies and John Fleming who presented the various age group winners with their Perpetual Cups. Well done to Club members Kate Murphy, Sean P Fleming, Amy Fleming, Ben Murphy and Denis O Connor who got placed on the day. We intend to run this event annually and make it a permanent event in the calendar.

The club also held Round 3 of the Kerry County League in Gneeveguilla on Thursday night last which was a great success. Well done to all the SLCC riders who took part on the night and represented the club so well. The following riders were placed: Kate Murphy (1st) Conor Lynch (4th) Sean P Fleming (6th)…under 12 Dinny Murphy (1st) Sean Hurley and Aidan Morley (joint 6th) ..under 14…Ben Murphy (2nd) …under 16 Denis O Connor (4th) Dan Murphy (5th) and Sean Dineen (9th) seniors.

The Sliabh Luacra Cycling Club Sportive in memory of Willie Reen and Paud O’Leary is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from including 20k family cycle. Well done to all the club members who supported the Barradubh School Sportive last Sunday. Training for both juveniles and adults continues this week.

Munster Football Medal for Chloé

Congratulations to Chloe Collins and the Cork Senior Ladies Footballers who won another Munster Title over Waterford on a scoreline of Waterford 0-09 Cork 2-14.

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Shane at #4 Tonight for Cork U20s

The best of luck to Shane Hickey this evening, playing for Cork in the U20 Development League John Kerins Cup Round 4 against Kildare where he starts at corner-back. Throw-in is at 7:30 in Castlecomer GAA. Updates can be found here.

Result: Kildare 2-8 Cork 1-12 (HT: 0-2 to 1-9)

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“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 – Archive Gems plus 134th Mile

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Kevin & Mary Donovan and their inspiring project.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott who will be among many others to feature in a special “Silver Surfer 2019” programme next Tuesday night.    Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

From left: Sharon Lane of Millstreet GAA with Kevin and Mary Donovan at Millstreet Town Park on Sat. 8th June 2019.  (S.R.)

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

Another busy week kicked off with the club adult and juvenile members taking on the Sliabh Luachra Sportive route on Bank Holiday Monday last. Both the 80 and 105 routes were undertaken and successfully completed. On the 30th of June as part of the Sliabh Luacra Sportive a 20k cycle will take Place in Memory of Willie Reen and Paud O ‘Leary. This is suitable for people of all abilities start time 9:00 and refreshments in Teach Iosagain afterwards. Plenty of time to get some training in.

This weeks competitive action included Round 2 of the Kerry County League Hill climb with Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy competing. Denis, who is in great form at present, wrapped up the weeks activities with a very credible 5th position in the Collins Cycling Centre A3 race in Boherlahan Co. Tipperary on Sunday.

The juveniles traveled to Birdhill on Saturday last to compete in the Munster Time Trial championships. The Fleming family scooped two Munster medals with Amy silver in the Girls Under 14 and Sean P bronze in the Boys under 11.

Busy week on the local front with the club holding Round 3 of the Kerry County League in Gneeveguilla on Thursday night and the inaugural Sliabh Luachra Youth races in Knocknagree on Sunday next. As part of our Youth Races we are very proud to be honouring 5 former members of the club who sadly are no longer with us in the day with commemorative perpetual cups, namely Willie Reen, Paud O Leary, Gary O Leary, Andy Davies and John Fleming. There will be some traffic disruption on both Thursday evening and Sunday and the Club would like to thank locals in advance for their support and patience.

The leisure members of the club supported the Twomey Sportive in Rockchapel, The Valley Cycle in Fossa, Killarney and The Wicklow 200 on Sunday. Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.

Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019

With lots of recent different happenings and various activities in the Millstreet area we share a selection of images recalling the many occasions.   Among the topics featured:

  1.  Royal Welcome accorded to Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny by Millstreet G.A.A..
  2.  Carrigdhoun Cycling  Club visits Millstreet.
  3.  Reaching new heights at The Square!
  4.  Kevin Donovan runs his 134th Cork G.A.A. Mile at Town Park.   
  5.  Pat & Noreen continue to beautify Millstreet with flowers from Supervalu.
  6.  Impressive gathering for Annual St. Mary’s Cemetery Mass.                                                                         Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Lots more images to follow.

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Mark named at #6 for Cork against Waterford

The best of luck to Mark Ellis this evening for the Cork Hurlers against Waterford. Throw-in at Páirc Uí Chaoimh is at 7pm this evening (Saturday) and the game is live on Sky Sports TV. The match will also be live on C103 radio.

Result: Munster SHC Round 4: Cork : 2-30(36) Waterford: 2-17(23)

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Millstreet GAA Host Famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael

Millstreet GAA host famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael

Millstreet Juvenile GAA plays host to one of Kilkenny’s great hurling clubs Bennetsbridge in the John West Féile na nGael National Festival of U14 Hurling this weekend.

The action is underway on this Friday evening in Cloughduv with all four teams in the group involved, Millstreet face Castleblayney(Monaghan) with Bennetsbridge(Kilkenny) taking on Cloughduv, both games at 5.30pm. That’s followed by Millstreet v Cloughduv and Castleblayney v Bennettsbridge, both games at 6.30pm.

Following the two games at Cloughduv, Millstreet Juvenile GAA welcome Bennettsbridge club to Millstreet with a Parade from the Town Square at 8.15pm to Millstreet GAA Community Hall for a reception.

The hurling resumes on Saturday morning, Millstreet take on Bennettsbridge in Millstreet Town Park at 10am to determine what team progresses to the knockout phase.

We thank John Tarrant for this excellent information.  (S.R.)

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Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road

Pictured are some of the many Friends and Supporters from St. John’s Football Club in Aubane and Mushera assembling in St. John’s Pitch at Station Road,  Millstreet on Sunday, 26th May 2019 for Kevin Donovan’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Cork G.A.A. Mile Challenge in Town Park on Satruday at 11:00am

Kevin runs One Mile Challenge on Town Park

Champion fundraiser Kevin Donovan has taken on the huge challenge of running one mile in every GAA Club in County Cork. That is 156 fields, Kevin will run around the GAA ground at Millstreet Town Park on this Saturday (8th June 2019)  at 11am in a Millstreet GAA jersey.

We thank John Tarrant for alerting us to this important event. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.) 

The novel venture is in aid of the Cork Deaf Association and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Come along after the Féile Hurling game, join in and run or just cheer on Kevin.

 

Kevin’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge in Duhallow this Saturday entails visits to Castlemagner(9.15am), Millstreet(11am), Dromtariffe(12.30pm), Cullen(2.30pm) and Knocknagree(4pm).

 

 

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.

Sat Evening June 22nd Summer BBQ Run leaving Millstreet at 6.45pm – Details Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874.

Sunday June 30th Circuit of Ireland Revisited leaving Dromtariffe Hall at 11.30am – Details Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.

Sunday July 28th Charity Truck Run for Aer Ambulance Service leaving K and L Depot at 12 Noon – Details Daniel Lucey on 086 8680807.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Congratulations to Denis O’Connor who won the A3/A4 Raparee road race on Saturday evening last in Dundrum Co.Tipperary to claim the Raparee Cup. Well done to the Dan Murphy, Sean Dineen John O’Sullivan and Anthony Tancred who also competed in the A3/A4 race while Richard Cleverly was in action in the A1/A2 race.
Two weeks to go to the Sliabh Luachra Youth races in Knocknagree with €1,000 prize fund. Thanks to The Big Little Bike Shop, Roca Sports, PI Cycles and Circle K Rathmore for their generous sponsorship of the races. We will be honouring 5 former members of the club who sadly are no longer with us in the day with commerative perpetual cups, namely Willie Reen, Paud O Leary, Gary O Leary, Andy Davies and John Fleming.
A large number of Club Members undertook the route of the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club sportive on Bank Holiday Monday last. It is a slightly modified route this year and special mention to   Donie Kelleher and Anthony Tancred for the route design. Training for both Juveniles and Adults continues this week.
For residents of Gneeveguilla and Knocknagree there will be slight traffic delays on: Thursday 13th June, SLCC are hosting the second round of the Kerry County League race in Gneeveguilla- Race starts at 6:45 pm and will be finished for 8:30 pm.
On Sunday 16th June we have our Junior race in Knocknagree starting at 10: and will be finished for around 2:30 pm. Thank you for your co-operation for these events.

Millstreet (Drishane) Coursing 1958

 

Many thanks to Siobhan who sent us a copy of this historic Millstreet Coursing Club meeting card. At the time the club was actually called Drishane Coursing Club and the meeting was held in the Tanyard Meadows, the field where Dairygold is located.

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First Mushera Trail Run

Last Wednesday evening May 29th 2019 saw the first Trail Race on Mushera. Organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association. 52 runners took part in what was an enjoyable race in foggy and windy conditions. Videos below was taken just above St.John’s Well. Photos, results etc are below:

 

 

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

Our juvenile Racers were in Greenmount, Limerick Racecourse once again on Friday last competing in the third and final round of a three week league. Well done to all our competitors and in particular those starting out, who completed competitively for the first time during the three weeks (Abaigh Dennehy and Jamie Kelly).

The first round of the Kerry County Road Race league took place in Beaufort on Thursday last with a number of strong performances including Denis O Connor and Ben Murphy finishing in the Top 6 of the scratch race which included the top adult talent in the county. Aidan Morley and Dinny Murphy made the top six in the Under 14 race with Kate Murphy, Sean P Fleming, Keenan Dennehy and Nicholas Buckley doing likewise in the Under 12 race. A special mention to Ciaran Finnegan who took a nasty fall in Beaufort which will keep him out of action for a few weeks. The second week of Fermoy Cycling Club Hennessy Cycles Summer League (for both adults and juveniles) was on Tuesday last, with rounds on every Tuesday for the Summer months. Thanks to all the parents who supported the club in travelling to the races over the past few weeks.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Well done to all members who cycled the scenic Ring of Beara on Saturday. Some enjoyed it so much that they are already committing to next year’s event. Last Sunday morning’s club spin had two groups out both cycled a 100km. Our “couch to Ring of Kerry” group are well on schedule for an epic day on the day of the event.

The Sliabh Luachra Club Sportive takes place on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from – a 105km or a 75km challenge, following the same route as last year and a family focussed 20km route. The cycle starts at 9am from Teach Iosagain Rathmore – plenty time to get the training in yet!