2013-05-23 Stage five of the FBD Rás passed through Millstreet today. Photo above is of the main group rounding the Credit Union in the Square, Millstreet at 1pm today – photo thanks to Hannelie O’Connor
Passing through Millstreet, cyclists Michael Northey and Shane Archbold were on a break, over over two minutes ahead of the main group. Unfortunately for them, they were caught just ten miles from the finish in Mitchelstown. [read the stage commentary on the FBD Rás website]
The top cycling race in the country, the An Post RÁS is on all next week, and will pass through Millstreet on Thursday some time between 12:30 and 1:30pm. Click on the image (right) for the map and times for the day. If you’re about town get out and give them a shout as they whizz by on their bikes.
“… The following day (Thursday), the riders will compete over a flatter 150.2 kilometre race from Glengarriff to Michelstown. Inside the first hour of racing on stage five they will scale the category two ascents of the Pass of Keimaneigh and Gortnabinna, then encounter 100 kilometres of mainly flat roads, passing through Macroom, Millstreet, Banteer and Mallow.
Those hoping to foil the sprinters will try to use the category three climb of Kildorrey to jump clear, but with fifteen kilometres between the summit and the finish, it’s a tough ask.” – from anpost.ie
full details on the An Post RÁS website
This weekend saw the second MonsterMac adventure race in Millstreet Co. Cork. Unfortunately I was not a competitor but this time the shoe was on the other foot I was one of the organizers and it’s a totally different perspective. A long day was put in on the day before the race marking the run routes and the bike routes. Transition areas were put up and registration set and ready. Thankfully the rain stayed away but it was a frosty morning and the sun rarely appeared so the layers were needed for this race. This year we put on a shorter route the BabyMac to encourage first timers and we had 70 brave virgin adventurers.
MonsterMAC which was held in the Millstreet Country Park last Saturday had a very large entry for all the three races, with 320 competitors in all. Brian Murphy who lives beside the Country Park finished second in a time of 3hrs 22m 09s. Provisional results are on MonsterMAC.ie
GAA: JAHL: Banteer 4-18, Millstreet 1-08, Tuesday 24th April
Minor B HL: Doneraile 0-24 Millstreet 3-5, 7pm Sat 28th April
JAHL: Millstreet 2-6 Kilbrin 0-11, 1pm Sunday 29th April
Junior B County Championship: St.Johns 0-7 Castlelyons 1-13, 2pm Sunday 29th April
U16 A FL: Millstreet 3-14 Glanworth 1-8, 7:30pm Mon 30th April
Soccer: AUL 1A: Millstreet Celtic 1 Rathcoole Rovers 2, Thurs 26th April
AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 1 UCC 4, Rathcoole, Sat 28th April 3pm
AUL 1A: Millstreet Celtic 0 Douglas Hall 3, Sat 28th April 3pm
CSL U15 Div4: Richmond 0 Rathcoole Rovers 1, Sun 29th April
Thanks to the Trojan efforts of enthusiastic and dedicated organisers like Marie, Hannelie, Hilary, Joanie and Paul who co-ordinated some 187 energetic participants and 53 very hard working volunteers, the overall response of continue reading…
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.
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On Friday evening (28th May) some sixteen energetic and enthusiastic cyclists took a well earned break for refreshments at Coleman’s Centra in Minor Row, Millstreet as they made progress on their four-day Mizen to Malin sponsored cycle tour of Ireland covering an amazing 100 miles a day! The inspiring sportspeople hail from Co.Tipperary and are members of the Ballinahinch Cycling Club. “Their local pub is the “Bonnán Buí” which is in fact the pub location used in the very popular Pat Shortt series “Killinascully”… ,” explained John O’Connell who was one of the co-ordinating supporters travelling with the cyclists. John (pictured on right in our picture) met with Don O’Riodan of Millstreet whom he had known from college days. The cyclists took part in this very deserving project in aid of Milford Hospice in Castletroy, Limerick.
(Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie) continue reading…
After the recent excitement where the Tour of Ireland passed through Millstreet, we will have more cyclists this coming Sunday 13th Sempember. The “An Post Rebel Tour:Mushera and Nadd Mountain Challenge Route” will be coming in the Drishane Road, turning left at Dairygold and up over Mushera. While it is a fun cycle, this route is for more experienced cyclists.
The route is described as: “The 130km route takes in the scenery of the Boggerah Mountains passing along historic trails such as the old Butter Road and Aghinagh Way with some challenging climbs past Mushera Mountain as well as on the way to Nadd village. The route starts at Mallow GAA Sports Complex, continues out the N22 Mallow to Killarney road, turning left for Millstreet, and left again on the outskirts of the town (Rylane Road) commencing the climb towards Mushera. This is part of the Butter Road which dates back before the 18th century when it was the main trade route between Kerry and Cork.
Tour of Ireland Cycle Race
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These picutures were taken on Bealac a very steep climb through the Curragh Mountains and the village of Ballydaly.
(A special thanks to Dan Casey, Carrigacooleen)