Millstreet Athletic Club – County B Cross Country Championships


County B Cross Country Championships took place 1st November in Conna and we came home with great results and lots of medals.
Seamus Moynihan finished in 3rd position U9. Donal Bourke finished 2nd position

U13 and Caoimhe O’Leary finished 2nd U15. Shannon Bourke just missing out on a medal finishing 7th U9, Donnacha Murphy finished 8th U13 as well as Gemma O’Regan 8th U15.

Our U11 team was made up of Clara O’Keeffe, Ciara O’Sullivan, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Madison Gallahue-Murphy and Meave Buckley. Ethan Walsh ran U11 finishing 36th.

Our boys U13 finished 3rd team made up of Donnacha Murphy, Donal Bourke, Darragh Moynihan, Ian Buckley and Joshua Jumbo.

Girls U13 team came home with gold medals made up of Cathy Kiely, Eimear O’Leary, Brianna Gallahue-Murphy and Megan Kiely.

Girls U15 team also won gold medals consisting of Caoimhe O’Leary, Gemma O’Regan, Emma Moynihan and Sarah Bourke.

Well done to Dan Bourke who also competed in the Masters event and ran a great race.

More photos below:
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From Clara to Beijing

Michelle Finn was running in the semi-final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the World Championships in Beijing yesterday. Unfortunately she failed to make the final, running well outside her best time. But, it’s an experience on her way to the Olympics in Rio next year which she has qualified already for.

Michelle’s mum Mary is from Millstreet, and runs with Millstreet AC. They are a family of runners and are regularly seen at the races around Cork and winning often too. All have all run the Clara Mountain Run in recent years. Michelle was the national champion 3000m steeplechaser in 2013.

Listen to her post race interview below:

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Running Mizen to Malin Chodziesner is an Australian running from Mizen to Malin. Covering about three quarters of a marathon each day, he arrives in Millstreet tomorrow from Ballingrary, and is off again the following morning.

Simon is raising money for two charities close to his heart:
Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital – the local hospital where Simon’s Donegal family have been well cared for over the years, and the Friends of LGH Onconolgy Bus.

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Willie Neenan Memorial Race

Millstreet Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who supported our road race on Friday night from the sponsors, stewards and the local Gardai to all the runners and walkers.  It was lovely to see so many people in the town and along the route.  It was a great success and a very enjoyable evening.  Thank you to Geraldine Dennehy for the excellent photography.



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Billy Cronin’s Magnificent Achievements in the World of Athletics

We extend sincere congratulations to Billy Cronin, a multi-talented Student at Millstreet Community School who has recently achieved amazing successes in the All Ireland Cross Country Championships. Billy indicates:

“In the All-Ireland Athletics Championships in the u18 6000m race I won an All-Ireland Silver Medal representing Cork and an All- Ireland Silver representing Munster (23rd November 2014 in Dundalk). On Sunday, 7th December in Santry, Dublin in the u19  6000 meters I won a Gold Medal representing Munster.

Millstreet is very proud of  your achievements Billy …. We shall have to keep an eye out for future Olympic possibilities!   (S.R.)

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Millstreet Athletic Club News

Millstreet Athletic Club News


Over the past month Millstreet Athletic Club has been represented at the Munster Cross Country Championships held in Tipperary, Clare and Carrig na Bhfear

by Emma Lehane, Donal Bourke, Donnacha Murphy, Orla Buckley, Caoimhe O’Leary and Dan Bourke.

The club recorded great results in all age groups and are delighted that Caoimhe O’Leary will represent the club and county at National level in the All-Ireland cross country Championships in Dublin next weekend in the Girls U15 race.

  It is a fantastic achievement for Caoimhe and we wish her the very best of luck and also to Billy Cronin of Knocknakilla who will also be representing Cork in Dublin next weekend.

Harry Coher

Harry Coher was a legendary athlete
Against Ireland’s best with success he did compete
As the wild mountain hare is quite as fleet
The first of the great cross country runners of Millstreet

Old memories remain as a source of joy
By old timers i heard many stories of him as a boy
As children they remembered Harry Coher in his prime
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Mushera’s Paddy Keeffe

I only knew Mushera’s Paddy Keeffe as a very old man
He was then in the twilight of his long life span
The physical wear of time on him did show
With a cane’s assistance he was walking slow

Ireland’s best two mile hurdler when in his life’s prime
Though this is going back many decades in time
Few in Ireland could match it with him on his day
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Millstreet Athletic Club news

Well done to Caoimhe O’Leary, Orla Buckley and Donal Bourke who represented Millstreet A.C. in Two Mile Borris, Co Tipperary on Sunday at the Munster A Cross Country Champships even ages.

 Caoimhe came home in 36th position and 12th girl to represent Cork, followed by Orla in 47 position and 16th girl to represent Cork in the girls U14 race in a field of over 80 runners.  Donal finished in 58 position and 15th boy to represent Cork in boys U12 in a field of over 120 runners.

Great results at such a high level.

  Our club will also be represented at the  Munster Uneven ages in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare on 9th November next and we wish them all continued success in representing the club for the remainder of the season.

The club is starting a training session on Wednesday nights 7-8pm in Millstreet Town Park for anybody over 18 who wishes to take up running.  We are especially looking for people who are just starting out and want to get fit for the winter months.  All welcome.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the Millstreet footballers, their trainers and all those involved who won the County Championship on Saturday night.  It was a fantastic achievement and we wish them continued success at Munster level.

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Well done to Caoimhe OLeary, Orla Buckley , Donal Bourke, who competed in Two Mile Borris In Co Tipperary

Millstreet Athletic Club news

It was a great day again for members of Millstreet Athletic Club who competed at the County “B” cross country championships in Castlelyons today bringing home two individual medals and three team prizes.

Jamie Kelleher made it look easy when he won the boys U11 race leading his team home in 2nd position.  The team was made up of Donnacha Murphy who finished 9th, Patrick Kelleher and Tomas Cronin.  Emma Lehane came home a comfortable 2nd in girls U11 with her team coming home in 3rd position.  Her team mates were Brianna Gallaghue-Murphy, Caoimhe Murphy, Aoife O’Connor, Holly Sheehan, Cathy Buckley, Muireann Cronin and Katie Linehan.

Girls U9 also came home in 3rd position, the team was made up of Aoife Casey who finished 9th, Ciara O’Sullivan, Maeve Buckley, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Ellen Cronin and Madison Gallahue-Murphy.

Also representing the club were Eimear O’Leary, Jenny Kelleher, Emma Moynihan, Sara Linehan, Eanna O’Mahony, Diarmuid Cronin, Patrick Cronin and Daniel Buckley.Dan Bourke also competed in the Novice race.

Next week the club will be represented by Dan Bourke, Donal Bourke, Emma Lehane, Orla Buckley and Caoimhe O’Leary who are travelling to Tipperary to compete in the Munster Even ages.  We wish them the very best of luck. [full results]


Millstreet Athletic Club news

Another great day for the club at the Cork Master and Juvenile uneven age cross country at Conna.  Donal Bourke finished in 5th position and he will go on to represent Millstreet and Cork at the Munster Even ages in Tipperary and Uneven ages in Clare in the next few weeks.  Our girls U15 team came home in 3rd position which was another great result.  The team was made up of Caoimhe O’Leary 11th, Orla Buckley 12th, Emily Ring 22nd and Shannon O’Sullivan.

The club was represented by  Tomas Cronin, Jamie Kelleher, Patrick Kelleher, Donnacha Murphy, Ethan Walsh, Ian Buckley, Eanna O’Mahony, Diarmuid Cronin, Patrick Cronin, Aoife Casey, Ellen Cronin, Maeve Buckley, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Madison Gallahue-Murphy, Aoife O’Connor, Brianna Gallahue-Murphy, Emma Lehane, Muireann Cronin, Holly Sheehan, Katie Linehan, Eimear O’Leary, Jenny Kelleher, Emma Moynihan, Dara O’Shea, Sara Linehan,.  Dan Bourke also represented Millstreet in the Master event.

Next Sunday we will travel to Castlelyons for the “B” championships


Millstreet Athletic Club news

The cross country season got off to a great start last Sunday with the County Juvenile Uneven age cross country championships being held at Macroom.    Donal Bourke finished 6th in Boys U12 and Emma Lehane finished 9th in Girls U10.  Both athletes have had a great year having already competing at Munster level.
  The club was represented by 25 athletes namely;
Ethan Walsh, Holly Sheehan, Muireann Cronin, Cathy Buckley, Emma Lehane, Caoimhe Murphy, Maeve Buckley, Ellen Cronin, Daniel Buckley, Ian Buckley, Eanna O’Mahony, Donal Bourke, Jamie Kelleher, Patrick Kelleher, Donnacha Murphy, Tomas Cronin, Jenny Kelleher, Eimear O’Leary, Aoife O’Connor, Brianna Gallahue Murphy, Patrick Cronin, Caoimhe O’Leary Orla Buckley, Dara O’Shea, Paulina Firek.    Dan Bourke also represented the club in the Novice race.
Next Sunday the County Even age cross country will take place at Conna so we will hope for more great performances from our athletes.
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Donal Bourke, proudly wears his medal won at the county A cross country champships in Macroom last Sunday

Results & Fixtures: 8th October 2014

2014-10-06 Evening Echo - Millstreet Kilmurray - Kevin CrowleyGAA: Nevin Cup Q/F: Millstreet 7-11 Castlemagner 3-4, Fri sept 26th at 8.15pm
Junior A Football League Grp. 1: Castlehaven vs Millstreet, 27th Sept [fixtures]
Junior A Hurling League, Doheneys v Millstreet, 5pm 28th Sept in Dunmanway (w/o to Doheneys)

Junior County Semi Final: Millstreet 1-11 Kilmurry 0-10, 7:30pm Saturday 4th Oct in Macroom. A great night for the club and town!! Looking forward to the county final on Oct 25th [preview] [report]

Duhallow Junior B SemiFinal: St.John’s v Boherbue,  6th Oct  abandoned due to an injury to a Boher player

Rallying: The Cork ’20’ took place last Saturday and Sunday on the roads around Millstreet, and was based in the Green Glens. It was won for the fourth time in a row by Darragh O’Riordan. [Full results] [all articles / photos / videos]

15Cork 20 Rally on Sunday 5th Oct. 2014 -800Athletics: Well done to all the Millstreet ladies that did the Cork Mini Marathon. At the front of the race were two ladies with Millstreet connections – Michelle Finn (2nd in 21:50) & Martina Kiely (4th in 22:56) [results]

Well done to all that competed in the even ages cross country in Macroom over the weekend [photos] [results]


Minor C Championship: Barryroe 3-8 Millstreet 3-9 [report & photos] into the semis

Juvenile GAA: Rebel Óg County Minor ‘B’ Hurling Championship Semi Final: Millstreet 3-9 Kilbree 2-14, Sat 27th in Kilmichael @ 2.30pm
U12 Hurling League Semi: Newmarket 5-9 Millstreet 2-8, 28th September
U16 Hurling League: Newmarket 3 11 Millstreet 2 09, 29th Sept

U15 ‘A’ Football C’ship FINAL: Miillstreet 4-5 Doon Rover​s 3-7, Wed 8th Oct @ 8.15pm in Knocknagree [details]

U15 ‘A’ Football C’ship County Semi: MILLSTREET v CANOVEE, Sat 11th Oct @ 3.30pm in Millstreet

Schools GAA: [results]  [fixtures]
Senior C Hurling: DLS Macroom 1-16 Millstreet CS 4-14, 29th Sept
U14 C Football (2): Col. an Chaoibhin v Millstreet CS, 26th Sept Conceded by MCS

U16C Hurling:DLS Macroom v Boherbue CS, 13:30 10th Oct in Millstreet, ref Denis Hickey
U16C Hurling: MICC Dunmanway v Millstreet CS, 13:30 10th Oct in Kilmichael
U14C Football (2): Millstreet CS v Rossa College, 13:30 10th Oct in Millstreet CS
Senior C Hurling: 13:30 Millstreet CS v North Monastery CBS, 17th Oct
Senior C Football: North Monastery CBS v Millstreet CS, 13:30 24th Oct

Soccer: Aul 2: Blackpool Celtic  2  Rathcoole Rovers 3, 10.45am Sun 5th Oct
AUL 3B: Los Zarcos 3 Coachford 3, 10.45am Sun 5th Oct
AUL 1: AUL 2: Rathcoole Rovers 1 Ballincollig 3, Sat 27th Sept 3pm

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Results & Fixtures: 2nd Sept 2014

2014-08-30 Chloé Collins - Cork are All Ireland U16 Ladies Footall ChampionsLadies Football: Congrats to Chloé Collins who won an All Ireland U16 medal with Cork as they beat Dublin 4-7 to 2-7  in the Final in Tullamore on Saturday Aug 30th [see more]

GAA: Duhallow Junior Football Final: Millstreet 2-13 Knocknagree 1-11 🙂 [Timeline of the match] [photos from the match] [photos from the victory parade]
The quarter final of the county is scheduled for Saturday Sept 20th. Their opponents from Imokilly still haven’t played their quarter finals :/ (1st Sept) … now they’re down to 3: Glenboyer, Castlemayrtr, and Aghada (7th Sept)IMG_8009_rsz-800

Juvenille GAA: Fe16 A Peil Championship: Knocknagree 2-12 Millstreet 2-7, 18th Aug
U12 A League Grp2: Ballyhooley 8-4 Millstreet 3-6, 23rd Aug
Minor ‘B’ Hurling C’ship QF: Millstreet 3-13 V Clyda Rovers 2-8, Thur 21st Aug, in Castlemagner

Minor ‘B’ Hurling C’ship Semi: Millstreet 2-14 Kilara 4-7, Wed 27th @7pm in Killavullen [Kilworth match report]

TaeKwon-Do: Well done to Fergal O’Connor of Millstreet TKD Club won bronze in Full Contact and bronze in Continuous in the under 17s /65 kg section at the WKU Kickboxing Worlds in London on Aug 29th.

Athletics: Well done to the Millstreet AC athletes who ran the Gneeveguilla AC 1 mile race on Aug 26th: Donal Burke U12M 6:07,Orla Buckley U14F 6:20,Maeve Buckley U10F 8:01,Shannon Burke U10F 9:10, Brandon Burke U10M 11:09, Dan Burke M40 11:10 [results]


AUL 1: Millstreet Celtic 1 Blackstone Rovers 6, 31st Aug
AUL 2: Rathcoole Rovers 3 Leeview Ath 3, 30th Aug
AUL 3B: Los Zarcos 0 Tower FC 2, 31st Aug

Cycling: There was a big crowd for the second Tour of Sliabh Luachra was held last Saturday (30th Aug). [photos]

Rallying: The Centenary Cork ’20’ was launched at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday August 30th [see the photos and details]

Bowling Kilcorney (31st Aug): Tadhg Creedon bt Shane Collins 2bwl €900: Tadhg Creedon bt Donal Cullinane 2bwl €300 [full results]

All-Ireland Track & Field Golds for Eileen

2014-08-11 Eileen O'Riordan with her two gold medals form the All Ireland Masters Track and Field ChampionshipsA huge congratulations to Eileen O’Riordan from Dromsicane who won a brace of gold medals at the All Ireland Masters Track & Field Championships 2014 in Tullamore on August 10th.

Competing for Gneeveguilla in the M2 section, Eileen won the Discus with a throw of 27.94 (PB), the Hammer with a throw of 26.49 (PB), and was edged into 4th in the Shot Putt with a throw of 8.04.

Here are the rest of the Gneeveguilla AC medals:

  • 4x100m: gold in a time of 57.25 (also champions in 2012 & 2013)
  • High Jump: Bronze for Anette O’Brien 1.25m
  • 100m: M1 silver for Elaine Cronin 14.22; M2 Gold for Annette O’Brien 14.37
  • 200m: M1 silver for Elaine Cronin 29.47
  • Long Jump: M1 gold for Elaine Cronin 4.63m (PB); M2 gold for Annette O’Brien 4.17m
  • Shot Putt: M1 gold for Jennifer Walsh 7.98m; M1 Bronze for Elaine Cronin 6.61m
  • Discus: M1 Gold for Jennifer Walsh 20.24m [see the Gneeveguilla AC photos]

Family Run/Walk/Cycle

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

is hosting a

family run/walk/cycle

on Friday evening the 29th August at 7p.m.

at Teach Isogáin, Rathmore.


This is in conjunction with the Tour of Sliabh Luachra (cycle event) in memory of Willie Reen and Paud O’Leary which will take place on Saturday 30th August.

All proceeds in aid of the Rathmore Branch of Friends of Children of Chernobyl and the Cork Simon Community. Cost – €5 per person or €10 per family.

Willie Neenan Memorial Road Race 2014

Our 10km Willie Neenan Memorial RoadRace was a great success on Friday night. We thank everyone for supporting our race and to all our helpers. Thanks to our sponsors too and the Gardaí without whom it would have been a very difficult event to organise. Delighted to say Millstreet Athletic Club won the first prize in the womans team category made up of Frances Ring, Sheila Tarrant, Maeve O’Sullivan and Maura O’Keeffe. It was great to see so many locals competing and I’m sure everyone was delighted with their results. Keep up the training. Thanks so much and a special thank you to Geraldine Dennehy for the photographs. – Maeve O’Sullivan


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Tony Breaks National Masters 800m Record

2014-06-15 Tony Kelleher runningA huge congrats to Tony Kelleher who yesterday broke the national over 45 record for 800m, with a time of 2:00.03, taking nearly two seconds off the old record, at the Munster Senior & Masters Track and Field Championships at the CIT track. Tony is originally from Minor Row, and is now an active member of Togher AC in Cork.

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