Supporing Rebel Bounty Cork GAA Draw

Millstreet GAA Club would like to thank everyone who supported the Rebel Bounty Cork GAA Draw. All funds raised will be of great benefit to the club in the provision of facilities and promotion of games. Tickets can still be purchased online at RebelBounty.ie or from club officers,before Wednesday 24th March. 
We thank Con Healy for the Notice.

Millstreet GAA Station Road Facilities Development

We thank Con Healy for this post. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet GAA Club is promoting the Rebel Bounty Cork Co. Board Draw to fund Club development. Support would be gratefully appreciated. Tickets may be bought online at https://gaacork.ie/rebelbounty/ RebelBounty.ie  or by contacting Con at 086 263 8320.
                            Please remember to select Millstreet as your Club when buying tickets online. 

Millstreet Team of 1956

We thank Seáno Murphy of Knocknagree (originally from High Mill Lane, Millstreet) for sharing this wonderfully historic photograph of 1956 showing the Millstreet Team playing an important Match in Macroom – a County Quarter FinalSeáno is pictured on the extreme left in the front row.   Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Seáno has just kindly shared the names of all in the picture:

Back Row from left:  Ted O’Connor, John O’Shea, Denis Kelleher,  John O’Keeffe,  Con Corcoran,  Brendan Moynihan,  Teddy Kelleher,  John Kelleher,  Cormac Dineen, Neily Dennehy,  J.J. Hinchion and  Jim O’Connor (Dooneen).    Front Row from left:   Seáno Murphy,  John  Corcoran,  John F. Daly,  Dan O’Leary,  Garda Mick Byrne stationed in Knocknagree – father of the former Garda Chief Commissioner, Pat Byrne (Goalie),  Joe Buckley,  John “Sing” O’Sullivan,  William O’Leary,  Pat Joe Kelleher and Anthony Manley.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 31st Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening in the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’,  it’s a pre-lockdown journey through the vast parish of Ballinhassig.

John Greene begins in Ballinhassig, where police shot dead eleven people during a faction fight in 1845.  However, there was little time to dwell on the tragedy, as the famine came hot on its heels and provided more to worry about.

Later, but not far away, the McCarthy family move to London after being evicted from their home.  Their son Liam is born.  His name is now synonymous with Michael Collins and Sam Maguire.  As a result, the local GAA pitch is named in his honour and the cup for the winners of the All Ireland senior hurling championship bears his name. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet is cycling 300km in aid of Jack & Jill foundation

 

Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet is cycling 300km in aid of Jack & Jill foundation to raise money for Homecare Nursing Hours for Jack & Jill children fundraiser 24th December – 31st December.
Members of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club aged 10 upwards are cycling  an accumulation of 18 000 km between December 24th and 31st in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. It’s been a tough year for every Charity and we want to put our shoulder to the wheel by helping a Jack and Jill as they are a charity close to some of our club members that do unbelievable work providing in home nursing care for sick children that some unfortunately are near end of life. Every €16 raised provides 1 hour of nursing care to these families. Every euro raised goes direct the source required.
If you would like to support you can donate through the link below.

Brilliant Conor O’Callaghan Captains Cork to Victory Today

What a night!  Kilcorney’s Conor O’Callaghan captains Cork to victory over Tipp in Under 20 Munster Hurling Final this Wednesday evening, 23rd Dec. 2020.  The exciting event was broadcast live on TG4.   Sincere congratulations to Conor and the entire Cork Team on such a magnificent sporting achievement.  

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Fundraising For The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

35 Members (Aged 9 to adults) of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club will accumulate 15000km between December 24th – 31st to raise fund for the Jack & Jill Children Foundation.
All funds raised  will go directly to this great cause. The funds are used to provide in home nursing care for families of great need.
They are hoping you can help  by donating whatever you can.

https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11394850_festive-kilometres-4-jack-jill.html

 

Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan Shares Millstreet, Boherbue and Banteer Connections

We are most grateful to Joan Galwey of Kilkenny (née Corkery of Ballydaly, Millstreet) for alerting us to the fact that Tipperary Footballer supreme, Colin O’Riordan has direct connections with Millstreet, Boherbue and Banteer.  (S.R.)     Joan writes as follows:
“While the hopes of Cork football were dashed in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, one Tipperary native who was crucial to Tipperary’s success has strong ancestral connections with Boherbue, Banteer and Millstreet. 
Colin O’ Riordan  played a key role in helping Tipperary win the Munster Championship for the first time in 85 years, and earned the respect of the nation in his post match interview (which we share below). As the surname O’ Riordan might suggest, some of his ancestors originated in  Co. Cork. Colin’s grandfather, Tim O’ Riordan, left Farrendoyle, Boherbue, as a young man and settled in Fethard. Both Tim O’ Riordan and his brother Michael O’ Riordan made Tipperary their home, but never forgot their Cork roots. He would have been a very proud grandfather on Sunday, had he lived to see his grandson return from playing AFL in Sydney, to play his part in this historic win for his adopted county.

Colin O’ Riordan’s g-g-grandmother was born in Coomlogane, Millstreet, about 1853. She was Julia Corkery, sister of Big Jerh, and she marrried James Twohig of Banteer in 1884. Their daughter, Ellen Twohig married Thomas O’ Riordan of Farrendoyle in 1918. Ellen and Thomas O’ Riordan had 11 children, and are both buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Millstreet.Colin’s gran-aunt, Julia, became a nun and was known as Sr. Agnes in Drishane Convent. Sr. Denise (Noreen) O’Riordan, was another gran-aunt of Colin O’ Riordan. Sr. Denise was a member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Ohio, for 72 years and her passing earlier this year aged 87, marked the end of an era for that generation of the O’ Riordan family.  Congratulations and continued success to Colin, his parents Michael and Imelda, and the extended O’ Riordan family in Farrendoyle and Tipperary.”

Colin’s wonderfully inspiring words following the historic win by Tipperary on Sunday, 22nd Nov. 2020:

“I can’t put it into words. It’s an emotional day for me. A few weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be here and just to be out there with the lads giving it your all for the sake of Tipperary, I can’t put it into words.

It’s the best feeling I’ve had in many years. It just fills me with pride so much, I get emotional even thinking about it. To me, it’s one of the best days of my life…

We’ve put in stepping stones with Tipp for a long time. Obviously I wasn’t there for the last few years, playing with Sydney or whatever. To come back to the stepping stones that these boys have out in for the last five years since I’ve been away.

This isn’t about me. It isn’t about Colin O’Riordan coming out to give interviews, it’s about the boys out here. To me, it means so much to be able to put on the Tipp jersey. It’s something I will never take for granted, it’s something I’ll respect to the day I die, that I had the opportunity to wear the jersey.

It’s a massive opportunity for me. I just want to say that I’m extremely thankful to Sydney for giving me the opportunity to play this game.

They were 100 per cent within their rights to say no to me and refuse me permission to play. They had no problem. John Longmire and all these lads over there with the Sydney Swans are an incredible organisation.”  

[read more …] “Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan Shares Millstreet, Boherbue and Banteer Connections”

St. John’s Football Club “Movember Twelve” Update

Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for the following update:

“Hi Everyone. We’re over halfway in Movember and our St John’s 12 doing their best😆.   This week for a bit of fun we want you to guess The Mo . Our St John’s 12 are Pa Rohan. Adrian Sheahan. Conor Healy. Andrew O’Connor. Paddy O’Keeffe. Huey Sheahan. Denis O’Keeffe. Kevin Sheahan. Denis Kelleher. Jerry Kelleher. Jimmy Murphy and Jamie Kelleher. You can put your guess on the comments below. Thanks for your support so far it’s really appreciated. Don’t forget to donate on the link below. As the 12 are always singing “Let it grow let it grow let it grow”….” 😆😆  We very much encourage donations to this wonderfully praiseworthy Annual Movember Fundraiser which benefits so many.  Sincere congratulations to the Mighty Movember Twelve on their truly valiant effort for such a great cause.  (S.R.)  https://ie.movember.com/mospace/14371248?mc=1&fbclid=IwAR1HEYHM1w36-MLK6aLUX6NMbSMh9W2AunUpDQD6Jq-umyVDbQ5-WLH9T8s&utm_medium=share&utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=copy-clipboard

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 8th Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene brings you the first of two programmes entitled ‘The Christy Ring Story’.   As well as looking at the hurling aspect of his life, the programmes also delve into Christy Ring the person. 

Contributors to the programmes include………….

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh.

Former Tipperary hurler and manager Babs Keating.

Former Glen Rovers and Cork Inter County dual player Denis Coughlan.

Dr. Con Murphy, and author of ‘Christy Ring-Hurling’s Greatest’ – Tim Horgan.

We also hear from Glen Rovers Camogie Club President – Nora Newman who recently celebrated her 90th birthday. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley” by Francis Duggan

Poet supreme, Francis Duggan  composed this very special poem some time ago remembering Vincent Coakley.    Vincent went to his Eternal Reward during this past week.  R.I.P.. We thank Con Meade for alerting us to this truly superb poem. (S.R.)

 

A tall and classy Gaelic footballer the midfielder complete 
Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley played for Aghinagh and Cork and Millstreet 
He and Kippagh’s Con O’Connor the best midfielders in Cork at their best 
Were never found to be wanting when put to the test 

Though this is going back some three decades in time 
I remember Vincent Coakley in his physical prime 
For Millstreet he gave many a memorable display 
Perhaps in his dark hair there is gray today 

Beyond Aghinagh he is one widely known 
The Millstreet fans did claim Vincent for their own 
And why not they for he was a fine sporting player 
Not many at his best who with him could hope to compare 

On Sundays in Summer in Seasons long gone 
In Cork County Championship games in Coachford and Macroom we cheered Millstreet on 
Though down on the scoreboard the Finnowsiders were fighting back 
With O’Connor and Coakley at midfield sending them to attack 
[read more …] ““Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley” by Francis Duggan”

Movember Fundraising Project by St. John’s GAA Club

St John’s GAA Club is raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives.  Some of the dedicated Participants are photographed below and they will be growing a beard or a moustache during the month of November 2020.   They need your help. Please donate to support men’s health.  The link to Donate to this Movember 2020 Project is HERE.  We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for alerting us to the praiseworthy annual Project.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community Gym

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the temporary closure of our gym, beginning 9pm on Wednesday 21st October in response to the Governments decision to move to Level 5 of the national COVID 19 plan. All memberships will be frozen from the time we close our doors until the day we reopen.

We look forward to seeing everybody again once we are permitted to re open for business. Until then, we ask that everybody please stay safe, stay active and stay healthy. However, we will not be going quiet on social media. We will still be providing you with home workouts, tasty recipes and quick tips to help still progress while at home. If anybody would like a custom program made for them that utilises the equipment they have available to them, please get in touch and we will arrange something for you free of charge. This will be a challenging time for some people, so please stay in touch, check in with each other and reach out if you find that you are struggling. We are all in this together.

Daniel

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 4th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

‘In conversation with Dr. Con Murphy’ concludes on ‘Where the road takes me this Sunday evening at 7. 

Dr. Con who served in the dug-out as medical doctor to the Cork senior hurlers and footballers will look back at over forty years service to the GAA in Cork. 

Billy Morgan, Kevin Hennessy, Ciarán O’Sullivan and former Meath coach Seán Boylan will also contribute to the programme as well.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

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)

[read more …] “Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s”

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.) 

[read more …] “St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground”

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