U12 North Cork Hurling Champions

Congratulations to Millstreet Juvenile GAA who won the U12 North Cork Hurling Championship this evening. Bualadh bos mór to players, management, supporters, and all that helped the team. It was great to hear the car horns hooting in the Drishane Road on their return to town.
Thanks to Aidan McCaul’s for the photos  [read more …] “U12 North Cork Hurling Champions”

Millstreet GAA Predictor 2017 – Latest Scores

Thanks to Millstreet GAA for sending us the latest standings for the Millstreet GAA Predictor 2017. With six events to go, it’s still all to play for!!! This is the top ten.

1. Tim Murphy – 54 pts
2. Brian Cremin – 49 pts
3. Jerry McCarthy – 45 pts
4. Mary Ellis – 45 pts
5. Donagh Murphy – 43 pts
6. Mark Ellis – 41 pts
7. Padraig Sweeney – 40 pts
8. Siobhan Kelleher – 40 pts
9. Martin Corcoran – 38 pts
10. Niall Buckley – 38 pts

The further 128 entries are below. For the full detailed table with scores for all the individual events, just click here to see/download it. [read more …] “Millstreet GAA Predictor 2017 – Latest Scores”

Kilcorney Salutes Sportsman Supreme Conor O’Callaghan in Advance of Sunday’s All-Ireland

Conor O ‘ Callaghan surrounded by friends and supporters along with pupils and teachers from Kilcorney National School who gathered to give him a big send off as he heads for Croke Park on Sunday to play for Cork in the All Ireland Minor hurling final. Conor has already won two Munster medals as well as an All Ireland under 17 hurling medal. Picture taken at the newly installed exercise machines in Kilcorney with the Social Centre in the background.   We thank Donie Howard for the splendid picture and caption.   We wish Conor (who is pictured here in centre under the Cork flags) every success on Sunday.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Darragh and Brandon in Cork U15 Action

Well done Darragh Cashman, who was #11 for Cork U15A hurlers over the weekend as they won their intercounty tournament in Brinny, beating Limerick, Tipperary, and Galway to take the trophy. Darragh is on both the football and hurling U15 development squads! … And also to his Keale Gaels teammate Brandon Murphy (Dromtarriffe) who was playing with the Cork U15B team in Clare, who beat Kerry, Limerick, and Galway, on their way to also winning their tournament. [read more …] “Darragh and Brandon in Cork U15 Action”

Good luck Chloé in the All-Ireland Semi Today

Result: Cork  1-11 Tyrone 2-6 🙂

Good luck to Chloé Collins and the Cork Minor Ladies Football Team who play Tyrone in the All Ireland Semi-Final at St. Loman’s, Mullingar, this afternoon at 3:15pm.

Match updates will be on the Cork LGFA twitter page [read more …] “Good luck Chloé in the All-Ireland Semi Today”

Junior A Hurling Championship: Millstreet v Kanturk

Result: Millstreet 2-16(22) Kanturk 1-9(12). Congrats all, and well played, especially in the second half when the Sráid took control of the game.

Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship

MILLSTREET v KANTURK

in Castlemagner, this Friday evening July 14th at 7:45pm

PLEASE GIVE THE LADS YOUR SUPPORT

[read more …] “Junior A Hurling Championship: Millstreet v Kanturk”

A Special Day in Thurles

Not many hurling medals make their way to this part of Cork, so when there’s two on one day, it is something to special, as Conor O’Callaghan won a Minor medal, and Mark Ellis a Senior medal. On top of that Jack O’Riordan threw over a point in the primary game 🙂 Below are some photos from the day:

[read more …] “A Special Day in Thurles”

Our Thurles Trio

All roads lead to Thurles today for the Munster Hurling Finals where three local lads are playing for Cork. First up is Conor O’Callaghan at corner back (#2) for the Cork Minors (2pm). Then it’s the turn of Jack O’Riordan in the Primary Game. Finally Mark Ellis lines up at centre back (#6) for the Seniors against Clare (4pm). The best of luck to them all, and have a great day everyone that’s lucky enough to have tickets.

It follows on from a day when four local lads were representing Cork footballers underage: Francis Cronin, captain of the U16s; Darragh Cashman & Luke Murphy, U15s; and Eoin Sheahan, U14.
[read more …] “Our Thurles Trio”

Humphrey Kelleher the Footballer

Humphrey Kelleher was undoubtedly one of the most under-rated full backs to play for Cork. He did not play inter-county minor or under-21, but once he broke into the Cork senior football team, he made the full back position his own. Although Humphrey was renowned for his great strength and fearless tackling he was also an excellent footballer. He was the perfect foil for any slick moving attack and he only had to look west from his home in Millstreet and the whole of Kerry shook with fright Diarmuid O’Donovan

INTER-COUNTY: By the late 1960’s Kelleher had joined the Cork senior team, however, the team was forced to play second fiddle to Kerry. In 1971 Cork were back. A 0–25 to 0–14 trouncing of back-to-back All-Ireland champions Kerry gave Kelleher a coveted Munster winners’ medal. Cork, however, were later defeated by eventual champions Offaly in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Two years later Kelleher secured his second Munster winners’ medal. The 5–12 to 1–15 defeat of arch-rivals Kerry showed the traditional football powers that Cork were coming. The subsequent All-Ireland final pitted Cork against Galway. Teenager Jimmy Barry-Murphy scored the first of his two goals after just two minutes before scored a third for Cork after switching to left wing-forward. At full-time Cork were the champions by 3–17 to 2–13. This victory gave Kelleher a coveted All-Ireland winners’ medal.  [read more …] “Humphrey Kelleher the Footballer”

Munster Minor Hurling Final Becons for Conor

Cork’s nine year wait for a Munster Minor Hurling Championship final appearance is over as they produced a hugely impressive performance to down the reigning champions Tipperary in this evening’s semi-final replay on a scoreline of 2-22 to 2-19. Starring at corner back (#2) was Conor O’Callaghan from Kilcorney, who plays his hurling with Keale Gaels (Dromtarriffe & Millstreet).

In the first game Conor came in for special mention for an excellent display at corner back, and similarly in the replay: “Conor O’Callaghan again impressive”. The final is on next Sunday in Thurles at 2pm and precedes the Senior final in which Mark Ellis will most likely be playing also.

Cork show steel to finally battle past Tipperary – “…When Tipp trimmed the margin to just a point in injury time extra time was looming, but Conor O’Callaghan and the Roches twins, Eoin and Brian, ensured Cork cleared their lines…”  [read more …] “Munster Minor Hurling Final Becons for Conor”

Kevin at #7 for the Munster Final in Killarney Tomorrow

The best of luck to Kevin Crowley who has been picked at win back (#7) on the Cork team to play Kerry in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final tomorrow Sunday 2nd July in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney @ 2pm has been announced as follows. Don’t expect him to stay there though. Most see him moving to the full back line.

Also, it will be ‘extra special‘ for the Millstreet Pipe Band who will lead out the teams in the pre match parade at Fitzgerald Stadium for the first time in many years.

[read more …] “Kevin at #7 for the Munster Final in Killarney Tomorrow”

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”