Millstreet Team Superb Success at Macroom on Saturday

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!

Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s

Bon Secours Cork GAA Intermediate A Football Championship Round 1

Millstreet 2-18 St Finbarr’s 1-7

2:30pm Sunday July 26th 2020
in Carrigadrohid

(Watch the game in the below video)

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St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground

On Sat. 29th Feb. 2020 the Officers of St John’s GAA  Club and their families braved the elements in the newly refurbished Children’s  Playground to  present a whopping €1,600 contribution  to members of Millstreet Town Park Committee.  Total proceeds were the result of a Table Quiz in the Bush Bar on 29 December  and the inaugural St John’s Cup 7 a side Soccer Tournament on 27 January. 
Millstreet Town Park wishes to express its sincere gratitude to  all organising  members from St John’s  GAA Club, their families and supporters for this fantastic series of fun filled fundraisers. Thank you to  the Community Council for providing  the AstroTurf  pitch free of charge for  the day of the Soccer  Tournament and to  the local businesses who provided spot prizes for these events.  A special thank you  to Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar for sponsoring medals, winning plaques and after event  food for all particpants at both events.  Thank  you to each and every Sráider who participated in any way.  Whether you paid for a quiz table, sponsored a soccer team or purchased raffle tickets, every  Euro counted, thank you.
 Finally, many thanks to Seán Radley for yet again giving up his time and providing the pictorial collage for this  presentation.
We thank Geraldine on behalf of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this comprehensive report and we apologise re our delay in uploading the feature together with the attached images.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

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Cork Penny Dinner Collection at Millstreet GAA Community Hall Sunday 12th July 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

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

Juices

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.)

Duhallows Fittest GAA Club

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”

Mick Kennefick

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”

Dromtariffe Ladies Footballers Cancel Events

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

Further Uplifting Support for the Rapid Development of Playground

Officers of Millstreet GAA Club, Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club and Millstreet Camogie Club at the formal presentation to representatives of Millstreet Town Park Committee of a significant contribution of €6,000, received last October, towards the Playground Project. 
Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to again thank our 3 GAA clubs who rallied together and kindly forfeited their last instalment  of 2019 from the Local Lotto.   (We thank Geraldine for background information – S.R.)

Very impressive rapid progress at Playground Development. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Shane to get his First Start for Cork Footballers

Congrats to Shane Hickey who is scheduled to get his first start for the Cork Senior Footballers tomorrow evening, Thursday January 2nd 2020 at 7:30pm in Mallow. Last year he was part of the Cork under 21’s who claimed the All-Ireland title, so hopefully this will be the first of many. [GAA Cork]

Result: Cork 3-19 Tipperary 0-14
Match Report: Hurley bags hat-trick as Cork defeat Tipperary to reach McGrath Cup final [Sportsfile] [inPhoto]

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Notification of Incorrect Date Published for upcoming Millstreet Vintage Club Event

Millstreet Vintage Club would like to clarify that a Charity Pub Quiz to be held in McCarthys Bar Millstreet has been recently advertised on a couple of Media Platforms for next Sunday Night Dec 29th,this is actually incorrect,the Quiz will actually take place in February instead,the Club would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For anybody that might have been intending to attend the Quiz you could drop by and support St Johns Football Club who are holding a Charity Quiz on next Sunday Evening Dec 29th at 5pm in the Bush Bar in Millstreet,All proceeds to Millstreet Playground,Table of 4 €40
Music by Joe Guerin from 9pm
Your Support is greatly appreciated.

An Interview with Con Hartnett

An Interview with Con Hartnett
10th May 2004, By Danny O Neill

Four Millstreet men were on duty during that famous September day in 1973. Starring in the half~back line was Connie Hartnett as the Sam Maguire Cup was reclaimed by the rebels.
Born in 1951 Connie Hartnett was always destined to be a footballer as his mothers first cousin was Din Connors a member of the All~Ireland winning Cork team of 1945.
Ironically, Din Connors played at left~half back against Cavan in that final, the next time Cork would win an All Ireland another Millstreet man Connie Hartnett would be playing in the same position.
Growing up and playing with Millstreet, who were strong at underage level at that time, Con was picked for the Cork Minor team.”I was very lucky to be picked on such a talented team that won back to back All~Irelands in 1968 and 69.  [read more …] “An Interview with Con Hartnett”