St. John’s Football Club “Movember Twelve” Update

Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for the following update:

“Hi Everyone. We’re over halfway in Movember and our St John’s 12 doing their best😆.   This week for a bit of fun we want you to guess The Mo . Our St John’s 12 are Pa Rohan. Adrian Sheahan. Conor Healy. Andrew O’Connor. Paddy O’Keeffe. Huey Sheahan. Denis O’Keeffe. Kevin Sheahan. Denis Kelleher. Jerry Kelleher. Jimmy Murphy and Jamie Kelleher. You can put your guess on the comments below. Thanks for your support so far it’s really appreciated. Don’t forget to donate on the link below. As the 12 are always singing “Let it grow let it grow let it grow”….” 😆😆  We very much encourage donations to this wonderfully praiseworthy Annual Movember Fundraiser which benefits so many.  Sincere congratulations to the Mighty Movember Twelve on their truly valiant effort for such a great cause.  (S.R.)  https://ie.movember.com/mospace/14371248?mc=1&fbclid=IwAR1HEYHM1w36-MLK6aLUX6NMbSMh9W2AunUpDQD6Jq-umyVDbQ5-WLH9T8s&utm_medium=share&utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=copy-clipboard

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

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″

“Aghinagh’s Vincent Coakley” by Francis Duggan

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”

Movember Fundraising Project by St. John’s GAA Club

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.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

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″

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)

[read more …] “Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s”

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.) 

[read more …] “St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground”

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.)