We thank Seáno Murphy of Knocknagree (originally from High Mill Lane, Millstreet) for sharing this wonderfully historic photograph of 1956 showing the Millstreet Team playing an important Match in Macroom – a County Quarter Final. Seáno is pictured on the extreme left in the front row. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.) Seáno has just kindly shared the names of all in the picture:
Back Row from left: Ted O’Connor, John O’Shea, Denis Kelleher, John O’Keeffe, Con Corcoran, Brendan Moynihan, Teddy Kelleher, John Kelleher, Cormac Dineen, Neily Dennehy, J.J. Hinchion and Jim O’Connor (Dooneen). Front Row from left: Seáno Murphy, John Corcoran, John F. Daly, Dan O’Leary, Garda Mick Byrne stationed in Knocknagree – father of the former Garda Chief Commissioner, Pat Byrne (Goalie), Joe Buckley, John “Sing” O’Sullivan, William O’Leary, Pat Joe Kelleher and Anthony Manley.
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 31st Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
This Sunday evening in the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, it’s a pre-lockdown journey through the vast parish of Ballinhassig.
John Greene begins in Ballinhassig, where police shot dead eleven people during a faction fight in 1845. However, there was little time to dwell on the tragedy, as the famine came hot on its heels and provided more to worry about.
Later, but not far away, the McCarthy family move to London after being evicted from their home. Their son Liam is born. His name is now synonymous with Michael Collins and Sam Maguire. As a result, the local GAA pitch is named in his honour and the cup for the winners of the All Ireland senior hurling championship bears his name. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″
What a night! Kilcorney’s Conor O’Callaghan captains Cork to victory over Tipp in Under 20 Munster Hurling Final this Wednesday evening, 23rd Dec. 2020. The exciting event was broadcast live on TG4. Sincere congratulations to Conor and the entire Cork Team on such a magnificent sporting achievement.
Colin O’ Riordan’s g-g-grandmother was born in Coomlogane, Millstreet, about 1853. She was Julia Corkery, sister of Big Jerh, and she marrried James Twohig of Banteer in 1884. Their daughter, Ellen Twohig married Thomas O’ Riordan of Farrendoyle in 1918. Ellen and Thomas O’ Riordan had 11 children, and are both buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Millstreet.Colin’s gran-aunt, Julia, became a nun and was known as Sr. Agnes in Drishane Convent. Sr. Denise (Noreen) O’Riordan, was another gran-aunt of Colin O’ Riordan. Sr. Denise was a member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Ohio, for 72 years and her passing earlier this year aged 87, marked the end of an era for that generation of the O’ Riordan family. Congratulations and continued success to Colin, his parents Michael and Imelda, and the extended O’ Riordan family in Farrendoyle and Tipperary.”
Colin’s wonderfully inspiring words following the historic win by Tipperary on Sunday, 22nd Nov. 2020:
“I can’t put it into words. It’s an emotional day for me. A few weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be here and just to be out there with the lads giving it your all for the sake of Tipperary, I can’t put it into words.
It’s the best feeling I’ve had in many years. It just fills me with pride so much, I get emotional even thinking about it. To me, it’s one of the best days of my life…
We’ve put in stepping stones with Tipp for a long time. Obviously I wasn’t there for the last few years, playing with Sydney or whatever. To come back to the stepping stones that these boys have out in for the last five years since I’ve been away.
This isn’t about me. It isn’t about Colin O’Riordan coming out to give interviews, it’s about the boys out here. To me, it means so much to be able to put on the Tipp jersey. It’s something I will never take for granted, it’s something I’ll respect to the day I die, that I had the opportunity to wear the jersey.
It’s a massive opportunity for me. I just want to say that I’m extremely thankful to Sydney for giving me the opportunity to play this game.
They were 100 per cent within their rights to say no to me and refuse me permission to play. They had no problem. John Longmire and all these lads over there with the Sydney Swans are an incredible organisation.”
We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for the following update:
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 8th Nov. 2020 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene brings you the first of two programmes entitled ‘The Christy Ring Story’. As well as looking at the hurling aspect of his life, the programmes also delve into Christy Ring the person.
Contributors to the programmes include………….
The Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
Micheal Ó Muircheartaigh.
Former Tipperary hurler and manager Babs Keating.
Former Glen Rovers and Cork Inter County dual player Denis Coughlan.
Dr. Con Murphy, and author of ‘Christy Ring-Hurling’s Greatest’ – Tim Horgan.
We also hear from Glen Rovers Camogie Club President – Nora Newman who recently celebrated her 90th birthday. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″
Poet supreme, Francis Duggan composed this very special poem some time ago remembering Vincent Coakley. Vincent went to his Eternal Reward during this past week. R.I.P.. We thank Con Meade for alerting us to this truly superb poem. (S.R.)
A tall and classy Gaelic footballer the midfielder complete
Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley played for Aghinagh and Cork and Millstreet
He and Kippagh’s Con O’Connor the best midfielders in Cork at their best
Were never found to be wanting when put to the test
Though this is going back some three decades in time
I remember Vincent Coakley in his physical prime
For Millstreet he gave many a memorable display
Perhaps in his dark hair there is gray today
Beyond Aghinagh he is one widely known
The Millstreet fans did claim Vincent for their own
And why not they for he was a fine sporting player
Not many at his best who with him could hope to compare
On Sundays in Summer in Seasons long gone
In Cork County Championship games in Coachford and Macroom we cheered Millstreet on
Though down on the scoreboard the Finnowsiders were fighting back
With O’Connor and Coakley at midfield sending them to attack
[read more …] ““Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley” by Francis Duggan”
St John’s GAA Club is raising funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives. Some of the dedicated Participants are photographed below and they will be growing a beard or a moustache during the month of November 2020. They need your help. Please donate to support men’s health. The link to Donate to this Movember 2020 Project is HERE. We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for alerting us to the praiseworthy annual Project. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 4th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
‘In conversation with Dr. Con Murphy’ concludes on ‘Where the road takes me this Sunday evening at 7.
Dr. Con who served in the dug-out as medical doctor to the Cork senior hurlers and footballers will look back at over forty years service to the GAA in Cork.
Billy Morgan, Kevin Hennessy, Ciarán O’Sullivan and former Meath coach Seán Boylan will also contribute to the programme as well. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″
We thank Pádraig O’Driscoll for sharing this image of the very successful Millstreet Team on Saturday, 15th Aug. 2020 when in the Bon Secours Cork Intermediate Football Championship they played Ballinora at Macroom Castle Grounds pitch. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.) Pádraig comments: “Hard fought win this Saturday evening v Ballinora 8 pts to 5 ….. Come on the Sráid!“
Bon Secours Cork Intermediate Football Championship
Millstreet 0-8 Ballinora 0-5
7pm Sunday August 15th 2020, in Macroom
Well done to all. A hard fought win [t]
Bon Secours Cork GAA Intermediate A Football Championship Round 1
Millstreet 2-18 St Finbarr’s 1-7
2:30pm Sunday July 26th 2020
(Watch the game in the below video)
CORK PENNY DINNER COLLECTION
Throughout Duhallow during the months of July and August there will be a collection point for Cork Penny Dinners in every community and this coming Sunday is the date for the Millstreet Collection.
Items being accepted include:
Home baking Gravy granules Peas/beans
Tinned rice Tea/Coffee Jelly
Salt/pepper Cooking oil Cereals
Dried pasta Hand wash Tinned fruit
Biscuits Fruit/Veg Toilet rolls
Bleach Soup Sugar
COLLECTION POINT: MILLSTREET GAA HALL
DATE: THIS SUNDAY 12th JULY
TIME: 11.00a.m. to 1.30p.m.
Thank you for your support and no donation is too small.
We thank Sharon Lane for the Notice. (S.R.)
On last Friday Millstreet GAA Club received the Mayor’s recognition for the voluntary work they undertook during the Covid19 Pandemic crisis. The Club wish to thank Donagh Murphy, Killarney Road, who took on the role of co-ordinator and also the players and members who assisted him.
Fundraising event in aid of ICRR Rathcoole Air Ambulance, Kanturk and Millstreet Community Hospitals and The Burren Chernobyl Project.
As you are aware a number of GAA clubs have been using this time to raise funds for various charities while also getting some running in.
So over the past week both Kiskeam and Ballydesmond GAA clubs have decided to do our bit to help raise vital funds for our hospitals in Duhallow.
We see this as a great opportunity for our players to give something back to the community while also giving a sense of purpose to their running as they wait to get back on the playing fields. [read more …] “Duhallows Fittest GAA Club”
At the age of just 19 Mick Kennefick was the captain of the Cork Hurlers that won the All Ireland in 1943. He played with the ‘Barrs and was an immense talent, but unfortunately he broke his hand soon after and never played again. He was a carpenter by trade and was involved the rebuilding of the Mill in Millstreet after the fire in 1950’s. In the 60’s, he became a woodwork teacher and moved to Cullen where he taught for a number of years in Kiskeam Vocational School and Cullen, as well as doing some work for Noel C. Duggan builders. He was principal in Kiskeam until it closed in 1971, whereon he moved to become principal in Midleton. One of his daughters stayed and married in Aubane.
This week, Cork Hurling History resurrected a brilliant article on his life that appeared in the Cork Examiner some time ago. You can read it below: [read more …] “Mick Kennefick”
Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 and the precautions which need to be taken Millstreet GAA Community Hall is closed for all activities until further notice. We thank Sharon Lane for this notice. (S.R.)
Unfortunately due to the increased spread of COVID-19 across Cork, we have come to the unfortunate decision to postpone our two upcoming events. For the safety of you, your families and surrounding people, the Awards night on Friday 13th and the Fundraising pub quiz on Monday 16th have been cancelled until further notice.
Regards, Dromtarriffe LGFA
Read the rest of the newsletter below: [read more …] “Duarigle Gaels and Millstreet Juvenile GAA News – March 2020”