Sam in Rathmore

Fr.Gerard O'Leary and Garda Paul O'Donovan in Rathmore to welcome the Kerry team back into Kerry yesterday after their victory in the All-Ireland Football Final
Fr.Gerard O'Leary and Garda Paul O'Donovan, both based in Millstreet, both originally from Kerry, were in Rathmore to welcome the Kerry team back into Kerry yesterday after their victory in the All-Ireland Football Final

LTV2 Millstreet, in the interest of objectivity, balance and neighbourliness travelled to Rathmore Railway Station on Monday, 21st September 2009 to record the warm welcome accorded to the Kerry team as they brought back the famous Sam Maguire Cup.   Our pictures illustrate a wealth of colour as well as scenes of heartfelt happiness and energetic enthusiasm.    There was a great media presence including Paschal Sheehy broadcasting live for RTÉ 1 television.   Mike Sheehan, Sheila and I covered local television recording (which Seán Murphy had done so well on previous occasions).   Great credit is due to Rathmore GAA and Irish Rail for organising the historic event so superbly and so very safely.    The many decorations (especially the front garden of a residence in Rathduane) illustrating the Kingdom colours truly enhanced the festive atmosphere.
Well, hopefully in 2010 we shall be travelling to Mallow or Cork extending a similar sincere welcome to the Sam Maguire Cup! (Seán Radley for LTV2 Millstreet and for www.millstreet.ie) … loads of more photos below:

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Video: Up for the Match

RTE have posted video of “Up for the Match” that was shown last night on RTE1 and included a segment from the Town Park, and the Presentation Convent School.

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Follow this link to get to the video: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1055791

Move the video forward to 41:30 and the part from Millstreet is shown, featuring the poem “Plastic Kerryman” written by Jerry Lehane and read by Chloe Collins. The segment ends at 43:45.

The video is only available until October 10th.

Emotions Run High ahead of Showdown

In today’s Sunday Independant, there is a brief mention of the rivalry along the Cork-Kerry Border in Millstreet and Ballydesmond:

Border communities have revelled in the build-up — with Ballydesmond and Millstreet a sea of red and white — while, just across the county bounds, Rathmore and Lauragh are bedecked in the Kingdom’s green, white and gold.

Such is the rivalry — and close connections — between the two counties, that even schools are split straight down the middle with their loyalties.

In Millstreet, the rivalry has been given a little ‘divine’ twist by the fact that while the town is proudly located in Cork — in all spiritual matters it belongs to the diocese of Kerry.

Parish priest Canon Declan O’Connor admitted the divided loyalties have added a good-humoured edge to today’s showdown — but, unlike many of his parishioners, he will be cheering on Kerry.

Ballydaly native Jerry Lehane, even used the fevered border rivalry to pen a classic poem dubbed ‘The Plastic Kerryman’ — the moral of which is that if you’re on the Rebel side of the border you’d better cheer on Cork or relocate back to the Kingdom.

Up for the Match: Part 2

Owing to the huge interest in the pictures from a few days ago, her are lots of more photos:

Chloé Collins superbly recited Jerry Lehane's Cork/Kerry poem
Chloé Collins superbly recited Jerry Lehane's Cork/Kerry poem

Magnificent Cork colours in evidence at Presentation N.S., Millstreet on Friday, 11th September for the excitng visit of the RTÉ crew filming for “Up for the Match” scheduled to be broadcast on RTÉ 1 television after the 9pm News this Saturday night   The focus for the sequence was on Chloé Collins who superbly recited Jerry Lehane’s Cork/Kerry poem in front of the many enthusiastic pupils in the school playground …

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Video: Kerry Football Animals

Seeing as we here in the Millstreet Parish border the Kingdom, we are hearing that some of our farmers are having the same troubles as their compatriots further south on the Cork – Kerry border:

West Cork farmers are doing their best to look after disillusioned Kerry supporters as many of them turn up in their fields.

All in the spirit of the upcoming All-Ireland Final (Sunday 20th September 2009) between Cork and Kerry. The video is of course a reference to Paidí O’Shea’s infamous comment about the Kerry supporters being “animals”

Come on the REBELS!
There are some video clips from the Cork v Kerry games earlier in the year below:

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Up for the Match

Fr Declan driving the Cork children mad!
Fr Declan driving the Cork children mad!

Wonderfully colourful preparations at Presentation N.S., Millstreet for next Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry in Croke Park. RTÉ came to film a sequence for “Up for the Match” (Saturday 9:30pm on RTÉ1 ) while Cork and Kerry newspaper photographers visited the school on Wednesday, 16th Sept. 2009. Meanwhile Seán Murphy and Margaret Pierce got to hold the real Sam Maguire Cup in Dunmanway last Friday night at the opening of the Sam Maguire Annual Festival. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )

Lots of more photos below
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Minor Footballers defeated in the County Championships

Last Sunday (13th September 09) Millstreet Minors were narrowly defeated after extra time in the County Minor Championship against Bantry Blues in a high scoring game by 4-14 to 2-14. Below are some photos and the match report:

Breaking the tackle
Breaking the tackle

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U16 Hurlers win Duhallow Crown

MILLSTREET were forced to dig deep to overcome Dromtariffe in the Duhallow U16BHC Final played in Banteer.

Two well matched sides saw the closeness of the exchanges compensate and what the game lacked in quality, it made up for on intensity.

Dromtariffe had put their stamp on the game early on through the key contributions of Sean O’Callaghan, Danny Mullane, Darren O’Connor and Pa Murphy. Millstreet answered on stemming the tide with points to Paul Sheehan, Tony Cronin and Paul O’Connor.

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Minor Hurlers lose in Duhallow Final

Croke Rovers put back to back Duhallow MAHC titles together after overcoming Millstreet in a keenly contested encounter in Millstreet last evening.

The ground stood up remarkably well to the incessant rain earlier in the day and at the end of the hour, Croke Rovers were full value to retain their crown. At their best, Crokes touch was good, their striking slick and intelligent.

Millstreet competed admirably all through, refusing to go away in a second half comeback. However, they lacked the overall balance required and didn’t possess the necessary penetration in attack …

read the full report from the Corkman newspaper

John Tarrant in GAA 125 Quiz final

John Tarrant who will compete in the final of the GAA 125 Quiz
John Tarrant who will compete in the final of the GAA 125 Quiz

Well known Millstreet man John Tarrant has succeeded in winning a place in the last eight of the GAA’s All-Ireland 125 Quiz. The semi-final was hosted by the ‘Memory Man’ Jimmy Magee on August 28th last, and John who is no stranger to quizzes (Scór Senior, table quizzes etc) excelled and qualified for the final which will be held on Friday 18 September in the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

John has been involved in sport and journalism for years now. He is PRO with Millstreet and Duhallow and a columnist and photographer with the Corkman newspaper, as well as working a full time job!

If he wins he will make a guest appearance on the Sunday Game on RTE2 that same night, a trophy, tickets to the All Ireland Football final amongst other prizes. So best of luck to John from everyone here.

There is an article on the Corkman about John’s achievements so far. You can also read some information on the quiz.

Update 24th Sept 09: Unfortunately John did not succeed in the final of the GAA 125 quiz, but well done regardless on a remarkable achievement.

Confusion!

Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September.  Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car!  And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.:  Seán Radley)
Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September. Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car! And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.: Seán Radley)

U12 Hurlers win Duhallow Championship

Millstreet U12 Hurlers who won the Duhallow Final in Meelin yesterday (Sun 6th Sept 2009).
Millstreet U12 Hurlers who won the Duhallow Final in Meelin yesterday (Sun 6th Sept 2009). (pic. Paula O' Callaghan)

This Report from the Corkman

Millstreet swept to an exciting victory over Kanturk in the Duhallow U12 Hurling Championship Final played in Meelin. From a high scoring contest, Millstreet claimed a 7-8 to 57 triumph. Credit Millstreet for playing some snappy hurling where there was much to admire on the stickwork and energy of Millstreet’s effort throughout the field.

Opponents Kanturk contributed to a marvellous encounter yet at the end of the hour, they weren’t good enough to get the measure of the Millstreet’s superior challenge.

Scoringwise Thomas Walsh led the Millstreet attack with a hat trick of goals. Further enhanced on Danny Buckley, Shauna O’Sullivan, Darren Kiely and Maura Ellen O’Connor adding additional green flags. The Millstreet team lined out as Tim Healy, Lydia O’Reilly, Lyann O’Reilly, Jamie O’Connor, Patrick Dineen, Sean Og O’Connor, Billy Cronin, Eric Barrett, Thomas Walsh, Shane Hickey, Cathal Crowley, Maura Ellen O’Connor, Shauna O’Sullivan, Darren Kiely, Danny Buckley. Figuring amongst the substitutes were James A Linehan, Alex Lee, Danny O’Callaghan, Dylan O’Leary, Bill Kelleher, Colm O’Leary, Con Lane, Andrew O’Regan and Rachel O’Brien.

Kanturk 0-10 Millstreet 1-6 Junior Football Championship

Millstreet Junior footballers crashed out of the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship after a narrow defeat at the hands of Kanturk. Played in Kiskeim in very wet conditions, Millstreet lead for most of the match, only to be over-taken in the last few minutes….

You can read the report from the corkman here: http://www.corkman.ie/sport/gaelic-football/late-walsh-point-noses-kanturk-past-millstreet-in-junior-a-clash-1871209.html

Millstreet 3-12 Aghada 2-9

CO. PREMIER 2 MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Millstreet 3-12 Aghada 2-9. MILLSTREET built upon a flying start to overcome Aghada in the third round to the Ulster Bank Co. Premier 2 Minor Football Championship played at Mourneabbey.

Victory was fully deserved for Millstreet given their industry and whose dominance was rewarded to set up a quarter final against Bantry Blues. Aghada battled gamely during the second half yet the deficit proved all too much to surmount….

Read the full report from the corkman here: http://www.corkman.ie/sport/gaelic-football/first-half-flourish-lays-groundwork-for-millstreet-win-1866259.html

Millstreet storm past Newmarket

MILLSTREET turned on the style in the second half to dispose of Newmarket in the second round to the Kanturk Credit Union Duhallow JAFC played in Boherbue on Monday evening.

Once Millstreet got into their stride upon the resumption, they possessed far too many aces in the pack for a second string Newmarket combination. Newmarket held their own for the opening 30 minutes but after a promising start, they lost their way.

Read the full article here: http://www.corkman.ie/sport/gaelic-football/slicker-millstreet-storm-past-newmarket-1837406.html

Millstreet claim county U12 football champions

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MILLSTREET added a glorious chapter to its underage ranks on capturing the County U12 B Football Championship by virtue of a thrilling 5-9 to 2-9 victory over Thomas Russells of Kilshannig in Mallow last Sunday night.

At the end of a glorious run, Millstreet emerged as a polished combination, their ferocious desire for victory confirmed on an outstanding team performance and greeted with rapturous acclaim at the full time whistle.

All through the contest, Millstreet put together a terrific work ethic, an assured defence formed an unyielding division, midfield established a firm control and the attack reaped a handsome return of scores.

The determination and the inspiration of the team was matched only by the enthusiasm of the team’s willing band of supporters that saluted Millstreet team captain Thomas Walsh on landing the county trophy.

Delirious supporters welcomed home the new county kingpins to a victory parade. Millstreet Pipe Band led a parade from Minor Row to a reception in the club’s Community Hall.

Club chairman Noel Crowley told those present that everybody was proud of Millstreet’s achievements and the feats of the side had passed their expectations. He thanked the players, management, parents and supporters for their huge encouragement.

Divisional Secretary Steven Lynch congratulated Millstreet on a fantastic win for the club and Duhallow. He applauded the work generated on the promotion of gaelic games in coaching, schools of excellence and summer camps.

The triumphant Millstreet panel consisted of Dylan O’Leary, Alan Murphy, Eric Barrett, Patrick Dineen, Danny Buckley, Sean Og O’Connor, Billy Cronin, Cathal Crowley, Darren Kiely, Shane Hickey, Thomas Walsh, Maura Ellen O’Connor, James Linehan, Alex Lee, Killian Linehan, Bill Kelleher, Danny O’Callaghan, Darragh McSweeney, Conor Corkery, Niall Murphy, Padraig Moynihan, Colm O’Leary, James Cronin, Sean O’Keeffe, Tomasz Ozaist, James O’Connor and Jack Brady.

The team management featured Noel Crowley, William Kiely, Niall Buckley, Jerry Pat O’Leary and Con Linehan.

Millstreet take Duhallow u12 Football title

A sharper Millstreet regained the Duhallow on a merited win over Kanturk in the Duhallow U12B Football Championship Final played in Newmarket.

From a competitive encounter, Millstreet didn’t have matters all of their own way but a better balanced team effort landed the ultimate spoils. However weren’t it for a series of magnificent saves in both halves by Millstreet ‘keeper Dylan O’Leary, Millstreet might well had been troubled early in the game.

Defences dominated a low scoring opening twenty minutes before Millstreet proceeded to raise the tempo. Darren Kiely kicked a trio of points before Shane Hickey netted a goal to allow Millstreet enjoy a 1-4 to 0-2 advantage at the break. Kanturk resumed with renewed urgency yet they had reason to regret some wasted possession and the heroics of Dylan O’Leary between the Millstreet posts thwarted their efforts.

Millstreet held the facility to respond and a delightful chipped goal from Thomas Walsh appeared good enough for Millstreet to record a comprehensive win.

Kanturk never gave up and a late flourish yielded a pair goals that came too late to alter the outcome.

Millstreet lined out as Dylan O’Leary, Alan Murphy, Eric Barrett, Patrick Dineen,
Danny Buckley, Sean Og O’Connor, Billy Cronin, Cathal Crowley, Darren Kiely,
Shane Hickey, Thomas Walsh, Maura Ellen O’Connor, Bill Kelleher, James Linehan, Killian Linehan.

U14 Hurling win Duhallow title

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Millstreet captured the Duhallow U14B Hurling championship title by virtue of a 4-10 to 1-5 triumph over Newmarket in Lismire.

From a game of two contrasting halves, Millstreet sprang into action upon the resumption to dictate matters. Little separated the sides in the opening spell, an early Newmarket goal answered by Robert Kelleher that helped to keep Millstreet in the frame to trail 1-5 to 1-4 at the break.

With the backing of the fresh breeze, Milstreet proceeded to dominate matters and two goals in quick succession from Robert Kelleher and Lyn Murphy confirmed their superiority.

There was no denying Millstreet upperhand and the issue was put beyond doubt from a fourth goal netted by Daniel O’Brien.

Millstreeet lined out as Eoin O’Callaghan, Donal Lenihan, Gavin Sheehan, Sean O’Donoughue, Beircheart O’Connor, Alan Murphy, Cian Dennehy, Lyn Murphy, Paul Sheehan, Mark O’Donovan, Diarmuid Fraser, Tomas Sheehan, Tadgh O’Callaghan, Daniel O’Brien, Robert Kelleher. Subs. Donal O’Connor, Rory O’Connor.

Minor hurlers enjoy County success

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Millstreet savoured the taste of victory in the Co. non exam minor hurling league 12 aside final by overcoming Courcey Rovers 2-10 to 1-6 played in Ovens. The contest was delayed 15 minutes owing to rain sheeting down on the proceedings. Despite the slippery conditions, there could be no disguise the superiority of Millstreet.

All through, Millstreet hurled with the greater confidence and that was good enough to keep the Carrigdhoun side at bay. Owing to the conditions, scoring was at a premium early on and the prematch cloudburst ensured the early exchanges were bereft of free flowing hurling.

However Millstreet’s cause was boosted in the 9th min on a probing delivery by Michael Vaughan saw Michael Murphy get a stick to flick to the Courceys net.

A follow up point from Barry O’Reilly confirmed Millstreet’s stature. Courceys did open their account yet all the initiative stemmed and drive stemmed from Millstreet. They kept a foothold on the game thanks to the tenacious play of Dean Desmond, Tim Fitzgerald, Mark Ellis, Michael Vaughan and Darren Sheehan.

Two points in quick succession to Vaughan confirmed Millstreet’s supremacy yet they were jolted on a Courceys goal. However, Millstreet bounced back immediately and though Michael Vaughan was denied of a possible goal, Michael Murphy was on hand to steer the rebound home.

ourceys did answer to narrow the arrears 2-3 to 1-3 at the break.

Millstreet took up the running upon the resumption on quick fire points by Michael Murphy and Darren Sheehan.

Courceys attempted a comeback yet all they could show to their interval tally was three pointed frees. Territorially, Millstreet dominated and though some wayward shooting limited progress, their persistence paid off with points from Michael Vaughan, Darren Sheehan and David McCaul.

Millstreet lined out as Pa Rohan, Jamie Kelleher, Dean Desmond, Tim Fitzgerald, Mark Ellis, Liam Curtin, David McCaul, Barry O’Reilly, Michael Vaughan, Darren Sheehan, John Buckley, Michael Murphy. Sub. Tony Cronin.

Scór Quiz Winners

Cappoquin hosted the Munster Scór Sinsear Finals and Millstreet made the trip to the Waterford venue to regain their provincial question time title with a team of Liam Flynn, Pat Sheehan and John Tarrant. Victory gained Millstreet their fifth Munster title in eleven years and the team goes forward to represent Cork in the All Ireland Finals in the INEC, Killarney next month. Scor
Cappoquin hosted the Munster Scór Sinsear Finals and Millstreet made the trip to the Waterford venue to regain their provincial question time title with a team of Liam Flynn, Pat Sheehan and John Tarrant. Victory gained Millstreet their fifth Munster title in eleven years and the team goes forward to represent Cork in the All Ireland Finals in the INEC, Killarney next month. (John Tarrant)

U14 Camogie Final ’08


by Geraldine Dennehy

Millstreet captured the County u14C Camoige championship final played in Coachford against Enniskeane recently.

Millstreet lined out as Eimear Twomey, Ellemarie Cronin, Laura Dennehy, Sophie O’Leary, Jessica Dunne, Kelly Murphy, Orla Kiely, Kayleigh Sheahan, Alanna Barry, Leanne Murphy, Muireann Murphy, Kate O’Keeffe, Shauna O’Sullivan, Aideen Buckley, Lydia O’Reilly. Subs. Maura Buckley, Mary Ellen O’Connor, Siobhain Sheehan, Ellie Dunne, Niamh Sheahan, Leanne Smyth, Chelsey Byrne, Edel Breen, Nadine Scott.

Derinagree National School win First Rural Schools Hurling Final

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Derinagree National School boys won the schools first ever rural schools hurling final Friday June 13th in Castlemagner.  The previous week they played Knocknagree, Boherbue and Kilbrin in a blitz and won all three matches. Derinagree  went on to play Ballyhass in the semi final and Dromagh
played Kilbrin in the their  semi final. Derinagree and Dromagh then went on to play each other in a very exciting final. The first half of the final was fairly even but Derinagree were a stronger team in the second half.  Final score Derinagree 5-10  Dromagh 3-4. Derinagree team were Michael O Brien (Capt), Paul Sheehan, Beircheart O Connor, Mark O Connor, Gavin Downey, Peadar Duggan, Tadgh O Sullivan,
Jack Buckley. Subs: Dylan O Leary, Daniel Vaughan, Sean Guerin. Trainer/Teacher Andrias O  Sullivan

U14 footballers capture county féile title

Magnificent Millstreet were crowned Cork U14 B Feile Football champions after edging Killeagh/Itas in a titanic struggle in Mayfield last Sunday evening.
Millstreet supporters in the large attendance enthusiastically voiced their appreciation as Millstreet took the spoils on a narrow 3-5 to 2-7 triumph. From a marvellous encounter adorned by brilliant passages in play, Millstreet weathered a late Killeagh offensive to land the spoils.
Millstreet tore into the fray from the first whistle and seized the initiative from a well worked goal netted by Kevin Sheehan. Killeagh attempted to find their feet yet poor shooting limited their progress.
Wind assisted Millstreet were sharper and drove home their dominance on a goal netted by substitute Thomas Sheehan for Millstreet to enjoy a 2-4 to 0-3 grip at the interval. Though Killeagh attempted to pick up their game, Millstreet held their own and maintained a two goal grip at the three quarter stage.
Killeagh proved themselves battlers and a goal threw the issue wide open. Back came Millstreet and a defence splitting move saw Kevin Sheehan blast home a terrific goal.
Victory appeared to be safely in Millstreet’s hands but Killeagh weren’t done yet and a second goal rose their spirits. In the concluding minutes, Killeagh tried desperately to rescue the situation and two additional points left the minimum between the sides.
Time ran out and Millstreet stood firm to enjoy a narrow but deserved win, team captain Kevin Crowley accepting the trophy from County Juvenile GAA Chairman Tony O’Mahony. The successful Millstreet panel included Kevin Crowley, Eoin O Callaghan, Eoghan Daly, Alan Murphy, Robert Kelleher, Paul Sheehan, Donal Linehan, Diarmuid Fraser, Len Murphy, Kevin Sheehan, Beircheart O’Connor, Mark O’Donovan, Daniel O’Brien, Frank Dineen, Cian Dennehy, Rory O’Connor, Liam Cronin, Tadgh O’Callaghan, Stephen Crowley, Shane Dineen, Darragh Murphy, Donough Murphy, Donal O’Connor, Andrew Roche, Kevin Linehan and Padraig McCarthy.
On their return to Millstreet, the victorious panel were paraded through the town led by Millstreet Pipe Band.

Millstreet claim u16 hurling title

Millstreet enjoyed a merited 1-11 to 0-4 triumph over Croke Rovers to capture the Duhallow U16B Hurling Championship title in Millstreet.
In fairness, both sides made a concerted effort in the glue like underfoot conditions to serve up a competitive hour’s hurling in the deplorable weather.
However, once Millstreet asserted their authority midway through the second half, there was never a doubt about the outcome and it allowed Millstreet take the inaugural Dave Hallahan Memorial Cup.
At times, both sides performed best against the elements, evident from Millstreet dictating much of the opening half and highlighted on points from David McCaul and Barry O’Reilly.
Rovers attempted to retrieve the situation but it failed to halt Millstreet from gaining a 0-5 to 0-2 interval advantage.
Matters looked ominous for Rovers upon the resumption as Millstreet restarted with the strong elements behind their backs. However as a sleet shower descended on the proceedings, Crokes rose to the challenge.
And their hopes were raised on a pair of points that cut the deficit to the minimum. Millstreet had the facility to raise the momentum and the game turned in the 42nd min on a delivery by the outstanding Michael Vaughan from outfield deceived the Rovers cover to find the net.
That score helped Millstreet take control, boosted by the industrious efforts of Darren Sheehan, Barry O’Reilly, McCaul and Vaughan. And Millstreet finished at a gallop, both Vaughan and McCaul confirming their accuracy to shoot three points apiece that put the icing on the cake.

Millstreet lined out as Pa Rohan,
Jamie Kelleher, Alan O’Connor, John Buckley,
John O’Mahony, Darren Sheehan,
Muiris O’Connor, Barry O’Reilly,
Michael Vaughan, Kieran Sheehan,
David McCaul, Tony Cronin,
Kieran Fraser, M Murphy,
S Cronin. Subs. Andrew Crean,
Donough Tarrant,
Patrick Looney, Michéal Buckley

Minor football team land league title

Millstreet gathered a deserved 4-10 to 2-6 victory over Knocknagree in the Duhallow Minor B Football League Final played in Knocknagree.
Despite the lateness of the season, both sides requested the game go ahead. And all credit to the pair who battled through a biting cold wind to serve up an appealing encounter for the enthusiastic attendance present.
At the end of the hour, the sharper and better balanced Millstreet landed the spoils to gather compensation for a county final defeat to Donoughmore a few days previously.
Early on, Knocknagree appeared the more hungrier side and confirmed on shooting a run of points.
Both teams proceeded to miss a plethora of chances before Millstreet’s game got up and running to snatch the initiative thanks to a goal from David McCaul. Knocknagree answered positively and regained the lead temporally thanks on a goal netted.
Matters improved considerably for Millstreet, boosted by the influencial play generated by Darren Sheehan, Darren Murphy, McCaul and Mark Ellis. And Knocknagree were rocked on the concession of two quick fire goals from John Buckley that helped Millstreet to a 3-4 to 1-4 interval advantage.
Knocknagree threw down the gauntlet for the restart and their hopes brightened on a goal. But that was as close as Knocknagree got for Millstreet held key personal in the key departments to sway the outcome.
And Millstreet finished strongly, a run of points was completed by a neatly taken goal from Mark Ellis that effectively wrapped up matters.
Millstreet lined out as Denny Twomey, Dean Desmond, Barry O’Reilly, Conor Lane, Darren Sheehan, Kieran Cotter, David McCaul, Darren Murphy, Brian G Murphy, John Buckley, Mark Ellis, Garry Buicke, Michael Murphy. Sub. Tim Fitzgerald.