Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

Week 3 of our juveniles beginners this week so don’t worry if you have missed the previous 2.
Spread the word to anyone you know that might be interested
Any kids from age 8 upwards who would like to give cycling a go we have an open day Saturday morning at 8.45am in Knocknagree Village. Don’t worry about what type of bike you have just come along for a bit of fun.

Millstreet Team Superb Success at Macroom on Saturday

We thank Pádraig O’Driscoll for sharing this image of the very successful Millstreet Team  on Saturday,  15th Aug. 2020 when in the Bon Secours Cork Intermediate Football Championship they played Ballinora at Macroom Castle Grounds pitch.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Pádraig comments“Hard fought win this Saturday evening v Ballinora 8 pts to 5 ….. Come on the Sráid!

Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s

Bon Secours Cork GAA Intermediate A Football Championship Round 1

Millstreet 2-18 St Finbarr’s 1-7

2:30pm Sunday July 26th 2020
in Carrigadrohid

(Watch the game in the below video)

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St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground

On Sat. 29th Feb. 2020 the Officers of St John’s GAA  Club and their families braved the elements in the newly refurbished Children’s  Playground to  present a whopping €1,600 contribution  to members of Millstreet Town Park Committee.  Total proceeds were the result of a Table Quiz in the Bush Bar on 29 December  and the inaugural St John’s Cup 7 a side Soccer Tournament on 27 January. 
Millstreet Town Park wishes to express its sincere gratitude to  all organising  members from St John’s  GAA Club, their families and supporters for this fantastic series of fun filled fundraisers. Thank you to  the Community Council for providing  the AstroTurf  pitch free of charge for  the day of the Soccer  Tournament and to  the local businesses who provided spot prizes for these events.  A special thank you  to Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar for sponsoring medals, winning plaques and after event  food for all particpants at both events.  Thank  you to each and every Sráider who participated in any way.  Whether you paid for a quiz table, sponsored a soccer team or purchased raffle tickets, every  Euro counted, thank you.
 Finally, many thanks to Seán Radley for yet again giving up his time and providing the pictorial collage for this  presentation.
We thank Geraldine on behalf of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this comprehensive report and we apologise re our delay in uploading the feature together with the attached images.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

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Cork Penny Dinner Collection at Millstreet GAA Community Hall Sunday 12th July 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

CORK PENNY DINNER COLLECTION

Throughout Duhallow during the months of July and August there will be a collection point for Cork Penny Dinners in every community and this coming Sunday is the date for the Millstreet Collection.

Items being accepted include:

Home baking Gravy granules Peas/beans

Tinned rice Tea/Coffee Jelly

Salt/pepper Cooking oil Cereals

Dried pasta Hand wash Tinned fruit

Biscuits Fruit/Veg Toilet rolls

Bleach Soup Sugar

Juices

COLLECTION POINT: MILLSTREET GAA HALL

DATE: THIS SUNDAY 12th JULY

TIME: 11.00a.m. to 1.30p.m.

Thank you for your support and no donation is too small.

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

RUN from Malin Head to Mizen Head….600+ km

On June 29th 2020, Corkman Barry Sheehan started the challenge to RUN from Malin Head to Mizen Head….600+ km in one week to raise funds for Cappagh Kids.

He is running the equivalent of two marathons per day and will be passing through Millstreet either tomorrow or Saturday.  It will be nice if we could give him a bit of support or even run some of the way with him.

If you are interested you can follow his progress  on the Malin2Mizen for Cappagh Kids Facebook page. 

 

To donate: https://gf.me/u/yaadza

Rare RTE Film featuring Billy Coleman and some Familiar Local People from Millstreet at the 1976 Circuit of Ireland Rally

RTE did a one off insight into the Sport of Rallying back in 1976 and sent Reporter Liam Nolan along to follow the 1976 Circuit of Ireland Rally and in particular to follow the exploits of Millstreet Man Billy Coleman the 1975 Circuit Winner,the Footage here is of particular interest to the locals around here in Millstreet as a lot of familiar Faces are featured in this rare and most interesting documentary.

This Rare Footage is Courtesy of Pat Sullivan Carrignavar,Enjoy.

Millstreet Athletic Club


***Event update***

We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our Willie Neenan Memorial 5 mile road race which was to be held on 26th June next. Due to the current restrictions in place for Covid-19 it was an obvious but difficult decision to make. Please stay safe in these difficult times and lets look forward to next years race.

Duhallows Fittest GAA Club

Fundraising event in aid of ICRR Rathcoole Air Ambulance,  Kanturk and Millstreet Community Hospitals and The Burren Chernobyl Project.

As you are aware a number of GAA clubs have been using this time to raise funds for various charities while also getting some running in.

So over the past week both Kiskeam and Ballydesmond GAA clubs have decided to do our bit to help raise vital funds for our hospitals in Duhallow.

We see this as a great opportunity for our players to give something back to the community while also giving a sense of purpose to their running as they wait to get back on the playing fields.  [read more …] “Duhallows Fittest GAA Club”

Sunrise to Sunset Challenge – Puck for Pieta

With the help of club mates, families, friends & supporters, our Minor & U16 teams are coming together while staying apart to participate in a ‘Sunsrise to Sunset’ challenge in aid of Pieta House. On Saturday, May 9th, the girls will #PuckForPieta in a 16 hour pucking marathon from 5.30am – 9.30pm!

The girls would really love for all club members & friends to join them during the day & be part of this very important fundraising effort.

*Wear your club colours 💚💛
* Get all your family involved 🏃‍♀️🏃🏑
* Spend time outdoors playing the sport we miss 😥
* Send your pictures to us! 📸

Please donate whatever you can do this worthy cause.

Use this link to donate ➡️ gf.me/u/xz2ih9

Your support is very much appreciated! #DIL2020

Mick Kennefick

At the age of just 19 Mick Kennefick was the captain of the Cork Hurlers that won the All Ireland in 1943. He played with the ‘Barrs and was an immense talent, but unfortunately he broke his hand soon after and never played again. He was a carpenter by trade and was involved the rebuilding of the Mill in Millstreet after the fire in 1950’s. In the 60’s, he became a woodwork teacher and moved to Cullen where he taught for a number of years in Kiskeam Vocational School and Cullen, as well as doing some work for Noel C. Duggan builders. He was principal in Kiskeam until it closed in 1971, whereon he moved to become principal in Midleton. One of his daughters stayed and married in Aubane.

This week, Cork Hurling History resurrected a brilliant article on his life that appeared in the Cork Examiner some time ago. You can read it below:  [read more …] “Mick Kennefick”

The Loft Fitness Studio is temporarily closed

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT THE LOFT FITNESS STUDIO MILLSTREET IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

I HAVE MADE THIS VERY DIFFICULT DECISION
FOR THE SAFETY & WELL BEING OF OUR CUSTOMERS & THEIR FAMILIES

NO CLASSES OR WEIGH INS AT THE LOFT FITNESS STUDIO MILLSTREET FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS Due To The Seriousness Of Covid 19, A Decision Will Be Made On Saturday 21st March On What Further Steps Will be Taken.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

I am acting in the publics interest to insure that we are doing the very best we can to control the spread of this virus. Any questions please don’t hesitate to text or ring on 0876856930.

BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE
PAT SHEEHAN, THE LOFT

Dromtariffe Ladies Footballers Cancel Events

Unfortunately due to the increased spread of COVID-19 across Cork, we have come to the unfortunate decision to postpone our two upcoming events.  For the safety of you, your families and surrounding people, the Awards night on Friday 13th and the Fundraising pub quiz on Monday 16th have been cancelled until further notice.
Regards, Dromtarriffe LGFA

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

The racing scene for both juveniles and adults kicked off last weekend with the Lacey Cup in Tralee and the Ras Maigheo for the underage taking place in Mayo.

SLCC had six riders in the Lacey Cup – John R O’Sullivan, Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Denis Lynch, Denis O’Connor and Ben Murphy. The race featuring two major climbs Gleann na Gealt and Sliabh Mish was held in very difficult weather on Sunday last. Denis Lynch made the initial 8 man break on the first climb which was eventually reeled back on the decent into Annauscaul. A further break of 12 riders got away near Inch in the middle of the hailstone shower, unfortunately no SLCC rider made this break which stayed away to the finish in Tralee. Denis Lynch, Denis O Connor and Ben Murphy made it home in the second group with the remaining SLCC riders making it home safely in what was a very difficult days work. Well done to Tralee Manor West BC for a well organised event.

The juveniles made the trip to Mayo for the two day, three stage event, featuring a road race on Saturday morning and a TT in the afternoon with a second road race on the Sunday morning. Weather conditions were tough for the full weekend. The Saturday road race was based out of Louisburgh GAA as was the TT in the afternoon which was cut short by half given the now biblical conditions. The Sunday races rolled out of Westport and Murrisk, at the foot of Croagh Patrick. Sean P Fleming and Nicholas Buckley competed in the Under 12 race with Aidan Morley and Ciaran Finnegan competing at Under 16. Amy Fleming finished 3rd in the girls Under 16 with Kate Murphy 2nd in the girls U14. Well done to everyone who travelled and braved the weather, and well done to Westport Covey Wheelers for running a well organised event in such difficult conditions.

Best of luck to Amy and Kate who are part of a Munster Cycling Academy Team travelling to Southport, Liverpool for round one of the Dolan racing Series next weekend. Thanks to the Munster Cycling Academy for this fantastic opportunity.

Training for new juvenile members continues with beginners always welcome to our Saturday morning sessions. Please contact the club via Facebook for further information.

Anyone interested in training for the Ring of Kerry please contact the club via Facebook or 087 9178836.

 

[read more …] “Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes”

Sliabh Luachra Juveniles Cycling Club

Sliabh Luachra Juveniles Cycling Club are starting off their Cycling Season With heading to Mayo this weekend to ” 2020 YOUTH RÁS MHAIGH-EO” cycling sports event. Wishing Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet & his team mates Sean P Fleming, Ciaran Finnigan, Kate Murphy, Amy Fleming & Aidain Morley all the very best of luck & safe cycling.

[read more …] “Sliabh Luachra Juveniles Cycling Club”