In Pictures: Dressage and Cross Country at the European Championships

At the 2017 FEI European Junior and Young Rider Championships, Dressage took centre stage on thursday. While Thursday was a fine day, Friday had shocking weather, so some had to compete in the downpours. Thankfully the rain cleared Friday night, and the sun shone for Saturday’s Cross Country in Drishane, with the rain helping to make ground conditions excellent. There were a number of fallers, but no serious injuries, only bumps and bruises.

below are some photos and videos from the last few days, but be patient as it may be slow to load due to so many photos: [read more …] “In Pictures: Dressage and Cross Country at the European Championships”

In Pictures: The Parade of Nations through Millstreet


After Wednesday morning’s rain, Noel C. got onto the man above and asked for sunshine for the evening, and as is normal he duly obliged. Just in time, the clouds parted and suddenly we had a lovely sunny evening for what has now become a tradition – the Parade of Nations through Millstreet, bringing a slice of colour and fun to town.

Led by the Millstreet Pipe Band the sixteen nations dressed in their finery and national colours, paraded up through the town, and back down to the Green Glens where the official opening of the Championships took place, followed by a concert and entertainment.

A big bualadh bos to all that helped organise, and participated in what was another lovely event.
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Horse Inspections and the Big Parade this evening

Today is a day of horse inspections, walking the courses, and final preperations before the action start in earnest at the 2017 FEI European Championships J&YR tomorrow
Don’t forget the big parade through town at 6:30pm this evening. The rain is due to have passed off at that stage for what will hopefully be another big bright and colourful occasion.
More photos below:  [read more …] “Horse Inspections and the Big Parade this evening”

Teams arriving for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships

It’s been a really lovely warm and sunny day as many of the teams arrived for the sixteen countries in the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, which are being held in Green Glens and Drishane from Wednesday to Sunday.

Full show details can be found at Millstreet.horse/eu2017, or just click on the logo for the logo for the show which will be on the on the top of right of the sidebar all week.

To give a flavour of what’s happening, we’ve added below some of the photos that the teams have been posting to social media below: [read more …] “Teams arriving for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships”

Good luck Chloé in the All-Ireland Semi Today

Result: Cork  1-11 Tyrone 2-6 🙂

Good luck to Chloé Collins and the Cork Minor Ladies Football Team who play Tyrone in the All Ireland Semi-Final at St. Loman’s, Mullingar, this afternoon at 3:15pm.

Match updates will be on the Cork LGFA twitter page [read more …] “Good luck Chloé in the All-Ireland Semi Today”

Junior A Hurling Championship: Millstreet v Kanturk

Result: Millstreet 2-16(22) Kanturk 1-9(12). Congrats all, and well played, especially in the second half when the Sráid took control of the game.

Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship

MILLSTREET v KANTURK

in Castlemagner, this Friday evening July 14th at 7:45pm

PLEASE GIVE THE LADS YOUR SUPPORT

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Millstreet U14 Camogie Team to play their County Semi Final on Saturday

Please note the change of venue from Blarney to Whitechurch

Millstreet U14 Camogie Team have reached the County Semi Final! The girls play Midleton on Saturday in Blarney Whitechurch at 12 o’clock! All support greatly appreciated! 😊
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A Special Day in Thurles

Not many hurling medals make their way to this part of Cork, so when there’s two on one day, it is something to special, as Conor O’Callaghan won a Minor medal, and Mark Ellis a Senior medal. On top of that Jack O’Riordan threw over a point in the primary game 🙂 Below are some photos from the day:

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Our Thurles Trio

All roads lead to Thurles today for the Munster Hurling Finals where three local lads are playing for Cork. First up is Conor O’Callaghan at corner back (#2) for the Cork Minors (2pm). Then it’s the turn of Jack O’Riordan in the Primary Game. Finally Mark Ellis lines up at centre back (#6) for the Seniors against Clare (4pm). The best of luck to them all, and have a great day everyone that’s lucky enough to have tickets.

It follows on from a day when four local lads were representing Cork footballers underage: Francis Cronin, captain of the U16s; Darragh Cashman & Luke Murphy, U15s; and Eoin Sheahan, U14.
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Humphrey Kelleher the Footballer

Humphrey Kelleher was undoubtedly one of the most under-rated full backs to play for Cork. He did not play inter-county minor or under-21, but once he broke into the Cork senior football team, he made the full back position his own. Although Humphrey was renowned for his great strength and fearless tackling he was also an excellent footballer. He was the perfect foil for any slick moving attack and he only had to look west from his home in Millstreet and the whole of Kerry shook with fright Diarmuid O’Donovan

INTER-COUNTY: By the late 1960’s Kelleher had joined the Cork senior team, however, the team was forced to play second fiddle to Kerry. In 1971 Cork were back. A 0–25 to 0–14 trouncing of back-to-back All-Ireland champions Kerry gave Kelleher a coveted Munster winners’ medal. Cork, however, were later defeated by eventual champions Offaly in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Two years later Kelleher secured his second Munster winners’ medal. The 5–12 to 1–15 defeat of arch-rivals Kerry showed the traditional football powers that Cork were coming. The subsequent All-Ireland final pitted Cork against Galway. Teenager Jimmy Barry-Murphy scored the first of his two goals after just two minutes before scored a third for Cork after switching to left wing-forward. At full-time Cork were the champions by 3–17 to 2–13. This victory gave Kelleher a coveted All-Ireland winners’ medal.  [read more …] “Humphrey Kelleher the Footballer”

First Pitch & Putt competition of the Year

The first Pitch & Putt competition of the year got off to a flying start this evening. Congratulations to all that competed. Medals galore. Next pitch & putt competition next Tuesday evening (the 11th) from 7pm to 8pm. – with thanks to Michelle for the photo.
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Munster Minor Hurling Final Becons for Conor

Cork’s nine year wait for a Munster Minor Hurling Championship final appearance is over as they produced a hugely impressive performance to down the reigning champions Tipperary in this evening’s semi-final replay on a scoreline of 2-22 to 2-19. Starring at corner back (#2) was Conor O’Callaghan from Kilcorney, who plays his hurling with Keale Gaels (Dromtarriffe & Millstreet).

In the first game Conor came in for special mention for an excellent display at corner back, and similarly in the replay: “Conor O’Callaghan again impressive”. The final is on next Sunday in Thurles at 2pm and precedes the Senior final in which Mark Ellis will most likely be playing also.

Cork show steel to finally battle past Tipperary – “…When Tipp trimmed the margin to just a point in injury time extra time was looming, but Conor O’Callaghan and the Roches twins, Eoin and Brian, ensured Cork cleared their lines…”  [read more …] “Munster Minor Hurling Final Becons for Conor”

Kevin at #7 for the Munster Final in Killarney Tomorrow

The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been picked at win back (#7) on the Cork team to play Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final tomorrow Sunday 2nd July in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney @ 2pm has been announced as follows. Don’t expect him to stay there though. Most see him moving to the full back line.

Also, it will be ‘extra special‘ for the Millstreet Pipe Band who will lead out the teams in the pre match parade at Fitzgerald Stadium for the first time in many years.

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Successful Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club Car Run and Barbeque last Saturday Night

Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club held a highly successful Car Run and Barbecue last weekend, the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet last Saturday Evening at 7.00 pm, travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle. Then it moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way to Knocknakilla, Saint John’s Well, the Kerryman’s Table, on to a short stop in Kilcorney, from there it headed to the Eagle’s Nest, where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, where a lovely barbecue with some refreshments were enjoyed by all. The weather was perfect for what was a lovely drive and the event was well received by everyone who took part.

Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Classic and Vintage Car Club would like to thank the following: Noel C. Duggan Hardware for the use of their yard to park and display all the beautiful cars, the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration, O’Leary’s Butchers for the lovely barbecue which was provided, Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments, Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbecue and to Tom of TMC Photography, Matthew Twomey Photography, Sean Radley,Shane O`Leary of Munster Drone Services and John Tarrant for covering the Event and taking some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely and finally to all the people who brought out their lovely motors and took part. We say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You. Without your support this Event would not have been the success that it was, and hopefully we will do it all again in the not too distant future.

Photos courtesy of Tom Corbett {TMC Photography}, and Matthew Twomey  {m2merallyphotos}.


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Non Exam League Champions

Congratulations to our Duarigle Gaels Minor team and management who won the Non-Exam League Final last night in Cill na Matra with a 2-10 to 1-9 victory over Agninagh (ht: 1-4 to 0-4). All the sweeter as Aghinagh had beaten us a week earlier in the league. (photo Duarigle Gaels Keale Gaels)

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Mark Shines again in the Thurles Sun

“A commanding defensive display from Ellis was instrumental in Cork’s victory today – catching many of the opposing puck-outs in a wonderful show of aerial ability. Although Pauric Mahony did enjoy the odd score, there is no denying that Ellis won the battle with his marker for the most part.
There was simply no getting past the Millstreet man today, and he complemented a fine individual performance with a superb score in what was arguably one of his best displays in a Rebels jersey.”Pundit Arena

Mark was interview after the game by Mark Dinan of Red FM. Listen to it here from the Big Red Bench podcast (41:35-44:15)

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