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.
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)
with juvenile training to commence on the following Saturday (18th March) at 9am.
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.
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]
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”
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.
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.
– 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]
Congratulations to John Coleman and his family on his selection for the Hall of Fame Award at the 96/C103FM Cork GAA Sports Stars Awards last night at the Rochestown Park Hotel – photos below from John Tarrant
On Saturday 11th February 2017, mountain runners from around Ireland will arrive in Kealkil for the very first running of the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra Trail Race. The race will follow the route Beara-Breifne Way for 70km, and that evening finish at West End in Millstreet.
The race is a fully way-marked trail that covers just over 70km of this route (with approx. 2000m climb), running along the Beara-Breifne Way between Kealkill and Millstreet. Runners will cross the Sheehy and Derrynasaggart mountain ranges over a variety of tough open mountain terrain, forest trails and quiet country roads.
Millstreet-Vintage Club will host their first Event of 2017 at the Aroma Cafe in Millstreet on this coming Sunday Morning, The Club are holding a Cars,Coffee and Chat Morning with all Vintage,Classic & Retro cars welcome on the day. Come along if your free tommorrow Sunday January 15th to the Aroma Cafe at 11 am, Contact 086-8545873 for more details. New Members always Welcome to join the Club.
She almost didn’t come to the third day of the Leopardstown winter racing festival, but Gillian’s last minute decision to go ahead with her original plan to wear a Donegal tweed two piece she designed herself turned out to be a triumph in the keenly contested Cliff At Lyons Style Stakes.
Her peplum tweed jacket and longline skirt was accessorised with a Marc Millinery hat with pheasant feather, white shirt with jabot, cream patent Amy Huberman heels and vintage gloves and bag. The outfit was made by a polish dressmaker near her home and the family’s love of the hunting ‘n fishing county look was clear when they are jubilantly joined mum in the parade ring. Many congratulations to Gillian. … continue reading the full article “Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races”
Millstreet GAA Annual St. Stephen’s Day Fun Walk. Registration at GAA Community Hall between 11.00 and 11. 30 a.m..Going around the Glebe and finishing at Colemans, Minor Row. We thank Sharon Lane for the notice. (S.R.)
SportsJOE have a competition as to who had the best amateur GAA images of 2016. From the middle-aged dad contemplating one more time round the GAA sun, to the fan asleep in the ditch, the umpire taking snaps in a blizzard or the TV-watching lamb.
Our own Eric Hickey is one of the final twelve with his photo that was “Taken April in Ballydesmond while I was umpire”.
He needs your votes to win the prize, so go to SportsJOE and vote for the “Ballydesmond Blizzard”. (He’s not doing too bad at the moment with 40% of the vote already).
Team Ireland Rally Car International Ambassador and Irish American businessman, a renowned rally enthusiast John Campion and his wife Suzanne Campion, hosted a panel discussion with Irish Rally Car legends at his private rally car shop, including Craig Breen, Paul Nagle, and our own Billy Coleman. Watch the video below: