Kevin to make his first Championship start for Cork

The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been named at wing back for the Cork Footballers as they take on Waterford in this evening’s (Saturday 27th May) Munster Senior Football Championship quarter-final in Fraher Field, Dungarvan @ 7pm.

Having played with Cork in the league for a few seasons, he has thankfully avoided injury this season and has his first Championship start.

Result: Waterford 1-11 Cork 1-12  – See photos and match reports below:

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Cork v Tipp: Good luck Mark

A few short years ago we were thrilled when Mark Ellis became the first Millstreet hurler on the Cork Senior Hurling team. Now in command of the centre back spot he is one of the senior players on the team, much is expected of him and others as Cork take on Tipperary today with a host of new players.

Cork beat Tipp in the league earlier in the year, but Tipp are smarting a big defeat in the league final. Expect Mark to drop back in front of his full back to help prevent goals, but it won’t be easy for Cork today against the All Ireland champions.

Munster SHC quarter-final: Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, 4pm. There will be live coverage of the game on RTÉ2 (TV), RTE Radio, C103, Radio na Gaeltachta with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Cork GAA website and Twitter page, but nothing beats being there!

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Derrinagree NS win Rural Schools Final!

After an epic struggle and with goals galore, Derinagree National School emerged victorious with a goal to spare over a gallant St.Brendan’s Rathcoole National School, in the Rural Schools Football Finals, held today in Rathcoole. Well done to all the teams and organisers for an excellent competition.
Final score: Derinagree 5-8 Rathcoole 4-8

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The Strong Boy Of The Schoolyard

Far north of this countryside near Warrnambool
In the mid to late fifties in Millstreet Town i went to primary school
Years later one who would prove himself a man among men
Humphrey Kelleher was the strong boy of the schoolyard back then

Humphrey as a young teenager full of youthful elan
As a boy tall and sturdy and as strong as a man
Not gentle or shy but not a bully in any way
Yet any boy who tested his might had some price for to pay
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Duhallow Schools Football Finals 2017

Duhallow Schools Football Finals 2017
Friday May 19th in Rathcoole

  • 10:20 Dromagh v Lisgriffin Girls 7 aside A (15 mins per half)
  • 10:20 Cullen v Kilbrin Boys 10 aside A (20mins per half)
  • 11:00 Kilcorney v Lyre Boys 7 aside B (15 mins per half)
  • 11:10 Kilbrin v Ballyhass Girls 12 aside A (20mins per half)s
  • 11:40 Rockchapel v Kiskeam Boys 7 aside A (15 mins per half)
  • 12:00 Lismire v Meelin Girls 7 aside B (15 mins per half))
  • 12:20 Newmarket v Knocknagree Girls 12 aside B (20 mins per half)
  • 12:40 Ballyhass v Newmarket Boys 13 aside (20min per half)
  • 13:10 St. Lachteens v Ballydesmond Girls 10 aside (20 mins per half)
  • 13:30 Derinagree v Rathcoole Boys 10 aside B (20mins per half)

The best of luck to all our local primary schools competing tomorrow 🙂
Special thanks to Kilcorney NS for sending the fixture list.

Shane and Evan played with the Cork Minors last night

Commiserations to Shane Hickey (Millstreet) and Evan Murphy (Dromtarriffe) who played with the Cork Minors who lost the Munster Minor semi-final last night to Kerry, but it’s great vindication for the local clubs to see more of our lads making the grade and playing in the Cork geansaí. Evan goaled after ten seconds, and added another two points during the game, while Shane came on after half time, but Kerry weren’t for stopping at that stage.  continue reading the full article “Shane and Evan played with the Cork Minors last night”

Duhallow Road Race Series – Knocknagree next week

The second race of the Duhallow Road Race Series takes place next week in Knocknagree.

All are invited to Run, Walk, or Jog to support your local communities.

€600 was raised for Banteer Creche at the first race !!

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Millstreet Pitch and Putt is now up and running

⛳ Due to huge demand Pitch & Putt coaching will again take place this Thursday evening May 11th at 7pm for both girls and boys. ⛳

Prizewinners in the Fr. Corridan Cup Competition 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Pitch and Putt is now up and running for the coming season.
Come and enjoy this facility on your doorstep.
You can improve your short game and putting on our 9 hole course.
We also have a practice net in situ.
Practice balls available free of charge when club house is attended.

Yearly Membership: Individual €15 / Family €20 / Juveniles €10 / Actively Retired €10

If you have children who wish to start, coaching for beginners is on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 & Tuesday 9th May 2017 @ 7pm.

Contact: Chris Twomey 087 2520880 / Barry Frazer 087 6607504

Millstreet Athletic Club

Do you want to get fit and in shape for the Summer?

Millstreet Athletic Club

are holding training sessions
(over 18’s)
every Thursday night in Millstreet Town Park at 8pm
for beginners and anybody wishing to take up running as a hobby and get fit.
  Its the cheapest sport around.  All you need is  €25 to join the club and a pair of runners.
Juvenile training takes place on Saturdays at 10:30 in Millstreet Town Park
Lets get moving!!

Class Success for Local Crews at the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes

There was success for 2 local Crews last weekend at the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes which was the 3rd Round of the Irish Tarmac Championship, Sean Moynihan driving his Ford Escort Mk2 co-driven by Liam Brennan came out on top of Class 12 after a dominant performance, this was a repeat of the performance that Sean had when he also won his Class on Round 2 of The Championship The West Cork Rally back in March,Sean also finished 9th overall in the National Rally and is now sitting in 3rd Place in the Overall Rankings of the Modified Class in the Tarmac Championship, there was also success for Denis and Ryan O`Brien in there Opel Corsa who had a great Rally and at the end of the 2 day Event they had a convincing win in Class 10, Pat Sheehan in his Renault Clio had a good Run and finished 4th in Class,while Mike Dineen/Declan Casey in there Corrolla Twin Cam had a good Rally and went on to finish 5th in Class but there was no such luck for Local Man James O`Brien who was calling the Notes for Roy White in his Fiesta WRC who retired while Leading the Rally towards the end after hitting a Chicane,this left the door open for Sam Moffett in his fiesta R5 to take the Victory with Robert Barrable finishing behind in his Hyundai I20 R5 with Stephen Wright finishing 3rd in another Fiesta,the Rally was held in sometimes very challenging Conditions over the 2 days and used some famous Stages like Molls Gap,Healy Pass and Caragh Lake. We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can see more of his work at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#

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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