“Monster MAC” Adventure Race


To the all the people of Millstreet and its surrounds


Hilary, Paul and Marie would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all your wonderful support and help for The Monster Mac. Without it the event would not have happened. It was so nice to work with so many friendly and enthusiastic people and with all that positive energy we would hope to be back again next year. Millstreet is a unique town with an amazingly strong community spirit. The Céad Míle Fáilte is alive and well in the community of Millstreet.

Michael O Connor

One of the famed Kippagh O Connors of athletics and gaelic football
So many marvellous memories of Michael to recall
Like that sunny afternoon in early Spring in Pound Hill in Millstreet
That he won a six mile road race he was so quick on his feet

His foxy hair blowing in the breeze as he raced down Pound Hill
We cheered him on to victory the memory with me still [read more …] “Michael O Connor”

Results & Fixtures 24th April 2011

MAHL: Cuchulainns 3-13 Millstreet 4-10
16AHL: Dromtarriffe 3-17 Millstreet 1-6
U14BHL:  Dromtariffe 4-15 Millstreet 2-5
Ducon Cup (JAFL): Millstreet 3-10 Kanturk 2-16; Millstreet 3-10 Newmarket 3-4 (read the Newmarket GAA report)
Duhallow Junior A Football Championship first round: Millstreet V Knocknagree, in Dromtariffe on this Friday evening 7pm .

AUL 2A:  Millstreet Celtic 4 Coachford B 2. (see the Division 2A table below)
AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 2 Glenvale 6
AUL 3A: Newmarket 6 Los Zarcos 2

Athletics: Results of the Clara Mountain Run are now available on millstreet.ie

BOHERBUE-KISKEAM ‘4’ (Monday 25 April 2011. 2:00pm)
37st 0:29:49 TWOMEY, Con unatt/Millstreet M45 07:27.1 776 37
43rd 0:31:04 FINN, Mary Millstreet AC F50 07:45.9 820 43
61st 0:54:52 BUCKLEY, Finbarr unatt/Millstreet M65 13:42.8 591 61 [read more …] “Results & Fixtures 24th April 2011”

Results & Fixtures – 17th April 2011

* U21 HC: Newmarket 1-8, Millstreet 3-13
* JAHL: Newmarket 1-11 Millstreet 0-14
* JBFL: Freemount 4-10 St John’s 0-7;
* MAHL: Cuchullains (Kanturk & Kilbrin) v Millstreet, Sunday 12pm
* Ladies Football Munster Minor A Championship Round 1: Cork 3-15 Tiperary 1-02 :: Congrats to Alanna Barry who is on the Cork team. [Match report] Cork play Clare (20th April) and Kerry in the next two weeks.
Coiste na nÓg Thuaidh
* U16 A Hurling League: Kilworth 6-22, Millstreet 0-05
* U14 A Football League: Millstreet 3-08, Thomas Russells 6-17
* U13 A Football League S/Fs: Wolfe Tones 3-09, Millstreet 1-20 (AET)
* Well done to the Millstreet team that played Valley Rovers in an exhibition game at half time during the Cork v Dublin NHL game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday (pictured right)

Corinthians Cup Quarter-Final: Park Utd B 3 Rathcoole Rovers A 0
AUL 2A: CFC Banteer 1 Millstreet Celtic 1
AUL 3A: Lakewood Ath 1 Los Zarcos 0

Charlie Drake (pictured right) made a return to the Australian Rally Championship over the weekend after a big crash last year (see the crash videos). He was competing in the QUIT Forest Rally 2011, but was forced out in the long 19km third stage of day two, while making steady progress up the classifications to seventh position.

Awaiting results of the Clara Mountain Run

More results will added here as they become available.

Clara Mountain Run As Viewed From Clara Road This Evening

Although the event is only just after taking place this Sunday (17th April 2011), already Michael has superb pics. of the Runners as photographed at the Cross on Clara Mountain this beautiful Spring evening. In a less energetic manner this is the view captured from Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet. (S.R.)

And here we feature a selection of images of the Runners beginning the Race and later returning [read more …] “Clara Mountain Run As Viewed From Clara Road This Evening”

Clara Mountain Run 2011 – Photos

Local runners Donal Coffey, Brian Murphy and Donal Cashman pictured rounding the cross at the top of Clara this evening in the Clara Mountain Run 2011. A beautiful evening with for running. Donal Coffey was in the lead at the cross on top of the mountain despite going a little off course on the way up, but unfortunately was soon passed on the way down. Results will be posted in the next few days when available.


John Tarrant was also at the Start/Finish line taking photos and sent us the  two photos above of the runners starting off and Paul Tierney coming in to the finish line to take win.

More photos below: [read more …] “Clara Mountain Run 2011 – Photos”

Clara Mountain Run 2011

On Sunday evening, the Irish Mountain Running Association are holding the annual race up and down Clara Mountain from Millstreet.The entry fee is €10 and the race starts at 7pm. Registration is in the GAA Hall.

The race is basically an out and back route with a loop near the summit. It will be on trails and it could be described as very steep. Perhaps not everyone’s thing but some might be interested. Just don’t wear your best shoes 😉 [read more …] “Clara Mountain Run 2011”


It is almost time for the MONSTERMAC adventure race.

Running races and feel like something different?

8km trail run : Road Bike 25km and Kayak 400m is possible if you can run the Glebe (8km)

If you don’t feel like taking part but would like to support  as a marshall on the day contact 087 417 9110



Join Ireland’s best adventure race – a new challenge. With a varied mix of challenging on road biking, off road running and a short kayak section, it is set to get the hearts racing on either the 65km MonsterMAC EXPERT category or somewhat easier 35km SPORT category.

Set in and around Millstreet Country Park, the route follows parts of the scenic Cork/Kerry Duhallow Way, in this well designed, often challenging, sometimes gruelling, [read more …] “MonsterMAC”

Munster Schools Cross Championships

Cathal Crowley, Paul O’Connor, Billy Cronin, Oisin Murphy, Kashif Admad, Muireann Murphy, Aideen Buckley, and Ellie Dineen who have been competing for Millstreet Community School in the Munster Cross Country Championships recently.

The junior boys cross country team were bronze medalists at the recent south munster schools cross country championships and finished sixth overall in the munster championships held in the CIT grounds on Thursday 17th February. [read more …] “Munster Schools Cross Championships”

Results & Fixtures: 15th Dec 2010

2010-12-12 Donal Coffey running in the Clonakilty Half-Marathon


Cork Schools Invitational Cross Country:
2nd/3rd Year Girls: 5th Aideen Buckley, Millstreet CS
1st Year Boys: 3rd Cathal Crowley, Millstreet CS
2nd/3rd/4th Year Boys Team: 3rd Millstreet CS 78pts
4th/5th/6th Year Boys Team: 3rd Millstreet CS 83pts

Clonakilty Marathon 2010:
#11 John Paul Buckley, Millstreet AC finished in 94th in the Marathon. times: 04:01:15(finish) 00:45:14(5.5 miles) 01:44:53(13 Miles)
#1255 Donal Coffey, finished 3rd in the Half-Marathon in a time of 1:14:25 (Pictured on the right)

Duhallow U14 A Hurling Championship Final Replay: Kanturk 0-8 Millstreet 0-4

AOH Cup 3rd Round: Rathcoole Rovers A 3 Park Utd B 3 (Rathcoole won 4-3 on pens aet);
AUL 2A: Millstreet Celtic v CFC Banteer (off)
AUL 3A: Lakewood Ath v Los Zarcos (off)
U16 Div 2: Kilreen Celtic 5 – 2 Rathcoole Rovers

Results & Fixtures: 29th Nov 2010

2010-11-28 Florence Marathon - Donal Cashman (in the white singlet and cap)

AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 1 UCC A 2.
AUL 2A: Rylane Celtic 3 Millstreet Celtic 0
AUL 3A: Bweeng 1 Los Zarcos 3; Knocknaheeny Celtic v Rathcoole Rovers (off)
U16 National Cup: Rathcoole Rovers 1 – 1 Innishvilla. Innishvilla win 4-2 0n pens

Florence (Italy) Marathon: Donal Cashman (#2892) ran in 3:17:13. (video)

Results & Fixtures: 15th Nov 2010

Athletics: Desmond Casey of Millstreet AC has been named on the Cork team to participate in the National Inter-County Senior Cross Country Championships (10k) in Gransha Grounds, Derry on Sunday, 28/11/2010:

Cork Camogie Junior B Plate Final:  Millstreet 6-5  Glen Rovers 3-4, in Cloghduv, Sunday 14th 🙂
Duhallow Junior B League Final: St.Johns 1-5 Lyre 4-13 in Knocknagree @ 8pm, Friday 12th
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Nevin Cup Millstreet v St Johns, Millstreet 8pm

Soccer: (13th/14th November)
Lucozade Sport Munster Junior Cup 2nd Round: Millstreet Celtic 2 Killumney Utd 10
AUL 1A: Greenmount Rangers v Rathcoole Rovers (called off)
AUL 3A: Ballinhassig 3 Rathcoole Rovers 2
U16 National Cup: St. Mary’s 2 – 4 Rathcoole Rovers

[read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 15th Nov 2010”

Results & Fixtures – 1st Nov 2010

Cork County Senior Cross-Country Championships: 5th in a time of 0:36:04 Des Casey, Millstreet AC

Presidents Cup Quarter Finals: Strand Utd v Los Zarcos (off – weather)
AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 3 Douglas Hall 2
AUL 2A: Leeview Ath v Millstreet Celtic (off- weather)
AUL 3A: Ballinhassig v Rathcoole Rovers (off- weather)

Coursing (results from Mitchelstown):
* Pine Stakes All-Aged Bitch Stake (16) Final: A. Attmore & I. Forbes’ (England) dk.bd. ARRIMAR (Judicial Affair-Mattina) 1/2l bt Donie O’Mahony’s (Millstreet) f. Becky (Matt Hyland-Moorstown Mona)
* Reserves Oaks Trial Stake (32) Final: J. Treacy’s (Kilmallock) bd. CHIANG MIA (Muckle Meg-Cable Sal) 4l. bt Tar Tan Rock Syndicate’s (Millstreet) (Breeder Dan O’Donoghue) f. Tanyard Kerry (Murtys Blaze- Saruje)

Dublin Marathon 2010

The Dublin City Marathon 2010 was ran on Bank Holiday Monday 27th October. There were a number of runners from Millstreet again this year, and congrats to them all. Their results are below, some photos above, and there are also some links to videos of them in the race also below.



Name &
video link







302Brian MurphyM356800:41:0001:27:1302:04:4702:58:0202:58:09
810Chris MurphyM4013300:45:4001:35:4502:16:1803:13:5503:14:15
1290John SheahanM4512900:45:4201:35:4502:17:5603:23:2103:23:34
1469John Paul BuckleyMS55500:52:2201:46:1002:28:4103:24:3303:26:27
1718Seanie BarrettM3537100:48:3501:40:3402:24:1203:28:5203:29:34
4599Josephine CreedonF409901:00:4401:59:5602:48:5503:57:4804:01:06
5126Con TwomeyM4541601:00:4401:59:5702:49:5404:02:5904:06:18
8585Michelle CaseyF3537301:08:34n/a03:25:2404:52:2104:57:21
10260Martin CaseyM35161201:34:4403:07:5704:23:1506:14:16

Brian Murphy ran in a personal best time of 2:58:09, the first Millstreet person to run under three hours in some time.

update 28th-Oct-2010: Martin Casey walked and Michelle Casey ran the marathon for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of their beloved Anne Casey-Joy who passed away in May 2010.

update 30th-Oct-2010: John Paul Buckley let us know that he ran as well.

[read more …] “Dublin Marathon 2010”

Results & Fixtures – 26th Oct 2010

AOH Cup 2nd Round: Rylane Celtic 6 Millstreet Celtic 2; Rathcoole Rovers A 5 Pearse Celtic 2; Rathcoole Rovers B 2 Donoughmore Ath 0
AUL 3A: Strand Utd 2 Los Zarcos 2 (they play Strand away again next Sunday in cup quarter final – best of luck to them, only two games from the final – SB)
U13 National Cup: Macroom 1 Rathcoole Rovers 0


County U16A Football Championship Quarter-Final: Millstreet beat Cobh. They pay Macroom in Coachford on Saturday at 2.30pm.in the semi-final.

Duhallow U14 Football: Kanturk 3-9 Millstreet 1-8

Bandon 10K: 39th Micheal Gallagher, Millstreet 43:25 (photo on the right)
Dublin Marathon 2010: A number of locals took part, results and photos are available in a post of their own

[read more …] “Results & Fixtures – 26th Oct 2010”

Results and Fixtures

Cork Vocational Schools Senior Hurling Championship: Millstreet CS 7-14, Davis Col Mallow 1-5
Duhallow Junior B Hurling League Semi-Final: Millstreet 2-8 Freemount 0-17
Duhallow Cup: Newmarket 4-17 St John’s 0-3;

County Quarter Final:  Mallow B V Boherbue, Saturday 23 October, Millstreet 1pm
County Semi Final: Mallow A V Bantry Blues, Saturday 23 October, Millstreet 2.30pm

FAI Umbro Junior Cup 2nd Round: Inter City Celtic 1 Millstreet Celtic 5; Rathcoole Rovers 3 Mayfield Utd (MSL)1
AUL 3A: Los Zarcos 0 Lakewood Ath 3
Cork Schoolboys League National Cup U16: Carrigaline Hibernians 1 – 5 Rathcoole Rovers

Munster Novice Cross-Country Championships: Tony Kelleher came in 9th, and was in the Cork team that won the Inter-County title in Carrigadrohid yesterday
[read more …] “Results and Fixtures”

Millstreet at “Gaelforce West 2010”

"Gaelforce West" is the largest one day adventure race of its kind in the world. The 2010 event took place on Saturday August 21st. It is a multi-sport adventure race involving cycling, running, hiking and kayaking. The course of approximately 65km stretches from the stunning Glassilaun beach to Westport. En route there are some significant obstacles to cross, including Killary Harbour and the famous holy mountain of Croagh Patrick. Pictured above (from left): Diarmuid Curley, Eamonn O'Keeffe, Mick Mullane, Mike Healy & Chris Murphy. (We thank Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy for splendid picture and very comprehensive caption)

Eamonn O’Keeffe actually won the short course version of Gael Force West which didn’t include Croagh Patrick, but all the others [read more …] “Millstreet at “Gaelforce West 2010””

National 800m Champion

Congratulations to Tony Kelleher (formerly of Minor Row) now based in Cork and runing for Togher AC, who last weekend became the Irish over-40 800m champion in a personal best time of 2:02:33. A fabulous achievement no doubt.

While looking at the Irish Masters Athletic Association website, I noticed that our own Willie Neenan is still the national record holder for the mens over 65s at 800m and 1500m with times of 2.32.12 and 5.08.87, which were both set in September 1998 in Italy.

There are lots of photos of the Irish Masters Athletics Championships on flickr. View the full results of the days athletics.

[read more …] “National 800m Champion”

Willie Neenan

He was running years before he met Marie his good and devoted wife
And Willie Neenan is still running with him ’tis a way of life
A World Masters Games over fifty silver medallist in nineteen eighty three
I remember in the fifties him and his brother John D
At cross country races in Liscahane just out of the Town of Millstreet
The famous Neenan brothers against Cork’s best did compete
Up and down the wet and high fields they set a cracking pace
For the glory of old Millstreet the young Neenan men did race. [read more …] “Willie Neenan”

Results & Fixtures: 17th-23rd July 2010


*County Minor A Regional HC: Ballinascarthy 2-12 Millstreet 1-8
* Duhallow Junior A Football Championship: Rockchapel 0-18 Millstreet 1-09 (9/July)
* Duhallow Junior A Football Championship: Millstreet 0-15 Kanturk 0-13 (After extra time), 8pm in Banteer 20/July
* Humphrey Kelleher Memorial U15 Football Cup Final: Tipperary 1-8  Cork County 1-7. Shield Final:Cork City bt Limerick by 2 points (played 17th July in Millstreet)

* Mark Ellis lines out at wing back for the Cork Intermediate Team in the Thursday’s Munster Final v Waterford (at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, 7.30pm). Result: Cork won by 2 points.

U14 County Hurling Final: Millstreet 2-15 Ballinhassig 3-4, in Blarney 7:45 Thurs 22nd July 🙂

U16 Duhallow Football Final: Millstreet 2-06 Boherbue 1-07, Friday 23rd July. Champions 🙂

Donoughmore 7 Mile
41st 0:46:38 MURPHY, Brian unatt/Millstreet M
83rd 0:50:33 SHEEHAN, Adrian unatt/Millstreet M35
84th 0:50:34 MURPHY, Chris unatt/Millstreet M

Bowling in Kilcorney

Novice D Kilcorney: Patrick Kelleher bt Joe Freeley 2bwl €850
Novice D Kilcorney: Anthony Hubbard bt Pat Flemming 1bwl €600


Greyhounds – Curraheen Park 22/July/10 525 – EJ Murphy (Millstreet) Ballydaly Coilte (Tyrur Ted-Ballydaly Laurel) (3) 3/1, Husa (1) 3/1, Killshane Zoey (5) 2/1, 1l, 2½l, 29.26;

Cork City Marathon 2010

The 2010 Cork City Marathon was run a week ago on the June Bank Holiday (Monday 7th June). It was a terrible day with all the runners drowned to the skin, but spirits were high regardless. There were a few Millstreet runners who took part mostly in the relay. These were:

  • #512 Joanne Carroll 03:45:48
  • #3660 Road Runners (Mixed team) 03:42:55 (Humphery Hickey, Aoife O’Connell & Maeve Neenan)
  • #3902 The Jolly Joggers (Mixed team) 04:14:40 – included Mairead O’Connell
  • #3482    Millstreet Tae kwon-do   Mixed Team    05:04:01 – (They were raising money to send some of their team to the world championships)
  • #4096 Runners Loft @ Maher (All male Team) 02:29:03 – included Tony Kelleher (formerly from Minor Row)
  • There were a few more locals running, but I’m unsure of the team names they ran under.

There are some more photos below: [read more …] “Cork City Marathon 2010”

Clara Mountain Run 2010

Local runners Chris Murphy and Mick Mullane on their way to the finish at the Grotto on the Clara road during the Clara Mountain Run last week

The Clara Mountain Run was run recently on the evening of Sunday 18th April. It was a lovely evening and for once the mountain was dry, so it was easier than other years. Over 40 brave runners started at the Presbytery on the Clara Road just after 7pm, heading back the Clara Road to the grotto and turning up Mount Leader and further onto Clara. Just over half an hour later it was won by Irish International Martin Bradshaw who emerged out of a group of three runners in the last 500m to take a comfortable victory.

There were some locals in the race field also: Michael Healy, Mick Mullane, Chris Murphy, Mary Finn and Shane Browne.

Lots of photos and the full results below [read more …] “Clara Mountain Run 2010”

Clara Mountain Run

The Clara Mountain Run is on this Sunday 18th April at 7pm. Starts on the Clara Road as normal. It’s a 6.2 km  run and the top and back, with the top of Clara 352m above the starting point. For us mere mortals, it’s often hard enough to walk to the top … but these guys run up and down as fast as they can. Get out and support them and enjoy the atmosphere.

information is available on the IMRA website

Sport: Results & Fixtures 8th March 2010

Athletics: Woodie’s DIY /AAI Inter Club Cross Country Championships 12,000m Phoenix Park, Dublin. 7th March, 2010: 38th position #605 Desmond Casey Millstreet A.C. 38.27

The Adare 10k 7th March,2010: Brian O’Connor, Millstreet AC Senior Men #1781 115th time:0:45:01

Soccer 6/7th March: League 1A: Rathcoole Rovers A 2 Passage 1. League 3A: Los Zarcos 0 Watergrasshill Utd 0; 3A Rathcoole Rovers B 0 CFC Banteer 1;
Saxone Cup 2nd round:Millstreet Cel 4 Churchvilla 1. U15 Div2 Rockmount 3 Rathcoole 3. U13 Div 6 Rockmount A 2 Rathcoole Rovers 1


Ducon Cup: Millstreet 1-10 Kanturk 1-10

Ducon Cup: Knocknagree 2-7 Millstreet 0-10



Donal Coffey Running

Carrauntoohil May 31st 2009

In this weeks Regional Report, Eily mentioned that Donal Coffey finished 2nd in the Puck Warriors 10K Jingle Run held in Killorglin recently (28th Nov 09)  in a time of 34:58 (full results here).

Donal never seemed like an much of an athlete when he was younger, but he has been posting some really impressive results in the last 4 to 5 years.

Not alone does he do road running, but he also partakes in mountain running around Ireland, which is organised by the Irish Mountain Running Association. His results here have also been really impressive finishing on average 4th for all races in 2009 and 7th in 2008. One seasoned athlete told me many times that you’d have to be crazy to run up and down mountains! For the rest of us, it can be a challenge even to walk to the top of these mountains and back, which makes running them at top speed seem all the more impressive.

Also, the full results for the Clara Mountain Run 2009 have been added to the Millstreet.ie site.

See below for Donal’s results and some more photos:

[read more …] “Donal Coffey Running”