Non Exam League Champions

Congratulations to our Duarigle Gaels Minor team and management who won the Non-Exam League Final last night in Cill na Matra with a 2-10 to 1-9 victory over Agninagh (ht: 1-4 to 0-4). All the sweeter as Aghinagh had beaten us a week earlier in the league. (photo Duarigle Gaels Keale Gaels)

[read more …] “Non Exam League Champions”

Mark Shines again in the Thurles Sun

“A commanding defensive display from Ellis was instrumental in Cork’s victory today – catching many of the opposing puck-outs in a wonderful show of aerial ability. Although Pauric Mahony did enjoy the odd score, there is no denying that Ellis won the battle with his marker for the most part.
There was simply no getting past the Millstreet man today, and he complemented a fine individual performance with a superb score in what was arguably one of his best displays in a Rebels jersey.”Pundit Arena

Mark was interview after the game by Mark Dinan of Red FM. Listen to it here from the Big Red Bench podcast (41:35-44:15)

[read more …] “Mark Shines again in the Thurles Sun”

Good Luck to Kevin against Tipperary

The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who is in again at #7 for Cork’s Munster Football Semi against Tipperary this evening June 10th at 5pm in Pairc Ui Rinn

There will be live coverage of the game on RTE Sports, C103, Radio na Gaeltachta with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Cork GAA website and Twitter page, but nothing beats being there!! 

Result: Cork 1-10 Tipperary 1-9 (HT: 0-1 to 0-4)
Kevin had a fine game, especially in the second half. see match reports, photos, etc below.

[read more …] “Good Luck to Kevin against Tipperary”

Death Notice: Jerry O’Keeffe, Dublin & Mill Lane

O’KEEFFE (Castleknock, Dublin, and formerly of Mill Lane, Millstreet) June 2nd., 2017 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Jeremiah (Jerry), beloved husband of Bernadette and dear father of Catriona, Des, Evelyn and Ann Marie. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother John, his cherished grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross on Monday evening (5th. June) between 4 o’c and 6 o’c. Removal on Tuesday morning (6th. June) to The Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Castleknock, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11 o’c followed by private cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.
[read more …] “Death Notice: Jerry O’Keeffe, Dublin & Mill Lane”

Kevin to make his first Championship start for Cork

The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been named at wing back for the Cork Footballers as they take on Waterford in this evening’s (Saturday 27th May) Munster Senior Football Championship quarter-final in Fraher Field, Dungarvan @ 7pm.

Having played with Cork in the league for a few seasons, he has thankfully avoided injury this season and has his first Championship start.

Result: Waterford 1-11 Cork 1-12  – See photos and match reports below:

[read more …] “Kevin to make his first Championship start for Cork”

Cork v Tipp: Good luck Mark

A few short years ago we were thrilled when Mark Ellis became the first Millstreet hurler on the Cork Senior Hurling team. Now in command of the centre back spot he is one of the senior players on the team, much is expected of him and others as Cork take on Tipperary today with a host of new players.

Cork beat Tipp in the league earlier in the year, but Tipp are smarting a big defeat in the league final. Expect Mark to drop back in front of his full back to help prevent goals, but it won’t be easy for Cork today against the All Ireland champions.

Munster SHC quarter-final: Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, 4pm. There will be live coverage of the game on RTÉ2 (TV), RTE Radio, C103, Radio na Gaeltachta with updates on Cork’s 96FM, Red FM, Cork GAA website and Twitter page, but nothing beats being there!

Result: Tipperary 1-16 Cork 2-27 🙂 A great game, and Mark played a blinder also. see more below:  [read more …] “Cork v Tipp: Good luck Mark”

Derrinagree NS win Rural Schools Final!

After an epic struggle and with goals galore, Derinagree National School emerged victorious with a goal to spare over a gallant St.Brendan’s Rathcoole National School, in the Rural Schools Football Finals, held today in Rathcoole. Well done to all the teams and organisers for an excellent competition.
Final score: Derinagree 5-8 Rathcoole 4-8

[read more …] “Derrinagree NS win Rural Schools Final!”

The Strong Boy Of The Schoolyard

Far north of this countryside near Warrnambool
In the mid to late fifties in Millstreet Town i went to primary school
Years later one who would prove himself a man among men
Humphrey Kelleher was the strong boy of the schoolyard back then

Humphrey as a young teenager full of youthful elan
As a boy tall and sturdy and as strong as a man
Not gentle or shy but not a bully in any way
Yet any boy who tested his might had some price for to pay
[read more …] “The Strong Boy Of The Schoolyard”

Duhallow Schools Football Finals 2017

Duhallow Schools Football Finals 2017
Friday May 19th in Rathcoole

  • 10:20 Dromagh v Lisgriffin Girls 7 aside A (15 mins per half)
  • 10:20 Cullen v Kilbrin Boys 10 aside A (20mins per half)
  • 11:00 Kilcorney v Lyre Boys 7 aside B (15 mins per half)
  • 11:10 Kilbrin v Ballyhass Girls 12 aside A (20mins per half)s
  • 11:40 Rockchapel v Kiskeam Boys 7 aside A (15 mins per half)
  • 12:00 Lismire v Meelin Girls 7 aside B (15 mins per half))
  • 12:20 Newmarket v Knocknagree Girls 12 aside B (20 mins per half)
  • 12:40 Ballyhass v Newmarket Boys 13 aside (20min per half)
  • 13:10 St. Lachteens v Ballydesmond Girls 10 aside (20 mins per half)
  • 13:30 Derinagree v Rathcoole Boys 10 aside B (20mins per half)

The best of luck to all our local primary schools competing tomorrow 🙂
Special thanks to Kilcorney NS for sending the fixture list.

Shane and Evan played with the Cork Minors last night

Commiserations to Shane Hickey (Millstreet) and Evan Murphy (Dromtarriffe) who played with the Cork Minors who lost the Munster Minor semi-final last night to Kerry, but it’s great vindication for the local clubs to see more of our lads making the grade and playing in the Cork geansaí. Evan goaled after ten seconds, and added another two points during the game, while Shane came on after half time, but Kerry weren’t for stopping at that stage.  [read more …] “Shane and Evan played with the Cork Minors last night”

Football Championship – Millstreet v Mayfield – this evening

Result: Millstreet 1-15 Mayfield 1-10 (Half time: 1-9 to 1-4) 🙂

[read more …] “Football Championship – Millstreet v Mayfield – this evening”

Best of Luck to Shane and Evan this evening

The very best of luck to Shane Hickey (Millstreet) and Evan Murphy (Dromtarriffe) who take part in this evening’s Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final for Cork against Tipperary this evening in Thurles.

Evan is picked at centre forward while Shane is listed amongst the subs.

Cork v Tipperary, Wednesday 12th April, 2017 @ 7pm, at Semple Stadium, Thurles, extra time if necessary.

Result: Cork 3-21 Tipperary 1-8 🙂

The Cork football team for tonight’s Munster Minor Championship v Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles @ 7pm has been announced and can be seen on the Cork GAA website

[read more …] “Best of Luck to Shane and Evan this evening”

Millstreet GAA Club Regristration Night 24th Feb. 2017

REGISTRATION NIGHT

MILLSTREET GAA CLUB

ALL ADULT MEMBERS, OFFICERS. SUPPORTERS & PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF OUR

ANNUAL REGISTRATION NIGHT

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT 24th FEBRUARY

BETWEEN 7.30 & 8.30pm

in Millstreet GAA Community Hall

MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED ON THE NIGHT

AND YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR

THE GAA REWARD SCHEME – GMRA

FULL DETAILS ON THE NIGHT.

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

ADULT MEMBERS:  €60

STUDENT MEMBERS:  €40

Clothes Collection – Fundraiser for St. John’s

St. John’s Football Club

FUNDRAISER- CLOTHES COLLECTION

We are collecting the following items to raise money for the club : Men’s/Women’s/Children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, soft toys, household textiles incl curtains & towels, mobile phones (must be given separately).

The following drop off points are available:

  • St John’s Gaa Pitch Station Rd.: Sat 4th & 11th March 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Kilcorney: After Mass Sun 5th March 11am -12pm
  • Aubane School: Tue 7th March 8-9pm

For more information or to organise a pick up outside times contact jerry on 087 9103891. [St.John’s on facebook]

Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1

Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players.  Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals.  The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players.  Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. [read more …] “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”

In Other News – 30th January 2017

  • Munster SHL final: Limerick 1-20 Cork 1-21 – Congrats to  Mark Ellis at #5 and the Cork Hurlers who beat limerick to win the first title of the year. [Hogan Stand] [Player Ratings]
  • Inis Oírr, in Inis Oírr, ní raibh eolas agam ar fhaitíos,Ná ar an dólás a stopfadh gáirí,Go dtí an lá duairc úd nuair a sheol mo ghrá uaim. Tháinig scamall ar an ngrian, is é dorcha ina dhiaidh. The Funeral. [Lonely Girl 18]
  • What lovely fields some pals of mine witnessed in Sráid a’ Mhuillinn, Millstreet today. Fine fields, beautiful fields, lovely lovely fields. And plenty of them. Shur where would ya be going with no bell on your bike! [Rossaí Rossaí] [Barbara Boros]
  • Soccer: Corinthians Cup 2nd Round: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Watergrasshill Utd 2 (aet); Buttevant v Los Zarcos (Off);
  • Millstreet Camogie Club had their very enjoyable Social Night in the Wallis Arms on Saturday. Here’s some photos from Millstreet Camogie Club, 2
  • One of Dr. Richard Radley Leader’s granddaughters (a daughter of Elizabeth Maud Leader) will be 87 this week. RR was a doctor in Millstreet from about 1893 to 1924. Originally from Keale House, he lived in Westbourne House on the Clara Rd.[Imelda Robinson]
  • Well done to Millstreet AC athletes who represented Millstreet Community School at the South Munster School Cross Country held at Tramore Valley Park on Friday, especially Caoimhe O’Leary who qualified for the Munsters. [Millstreet Athletic Club, 2]

[read more …] “In Other News – 30th January 2017”

Delight for John Coleman on Hall of Fame Award

Congratulations to John Coleman and his family on his selection for the Hall of Fame Award at the 96/C103FM Cork GAA Sports Stars Awards last night at the Rochestown Park Hotel – photos below from John Tarrant

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Vote for Eric’s Ballydesmond photo

Result: Eric’s photo won with 36% of the vote 🙂

SportsJOE have a competition as to who had the best amateur GAA images of 2016. From the middle-aged dad contemplating one more time round the GAA sun, to the fan asleep in the ditch, the umpire taking snaps in a blizzard or the TV-watching lamb.

Our own Eric Hickey is one of the final twelve with his photo that was “Taken April in Ballydesmond while I was umpire”.

He needs your votes to win the prize, so go to SportsJOE and vote for the “Ballydesmond Blizzard”. (He’s not doing too bad at the moment with 40% of the vote already).

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/vote-for-the-best-gaa-image-of-2016/106768

[read more …] “Vote for Eric’s Ballydesmond photo”