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.

VAUGHAN INSPIRES THE MILLSTREET HEROES

Scoil Mhuire Millstreet 2-8
St Mary�s B.N.S.Carrigtwohill 0-4

The sun came out and the dark clouds lifted when the teams came out to contest the boy�s F4 final which was the second match on the Allianz Sciath na Scol football programme at P�irc Ui Rinn yesterday.
With wind advantage Millstreet built up a six point lead by half-time, which was to prove too much for a gallant Carrigtwohill side, whose failure to score from play when winning possession was to prove costly.
The East Cork school opened with a point from an Alan Goggin free in the first minute, but he was to prove their only scorer in the first half when adding two more frees. Millstreet�s best player on the day, midfielder Michael Vaughan scored three points from frees as well as playing outstanding football.
The only goal of the first half came to the North Cork school�s half forward Eric Hickey who beat the busy Carrigtwohill goalkeeper Kieran Baverstock after five minutes. Hickey kicked another good point from 25 metres, with Alan O Connor and half back John O Mahony also scoring to help their side into a 1-6 to 0-3 half-time lead.
St Mary�s made a positional change at the start of the second half, with full-back P�draig Hogan moving to midfield joining the hard-working Cian Buckley with Colm Cronin switching to full-back. These three players won an amount of ball, but the forwards failed to convert possession into scores.
After 11 minutes of close football that did not yield a score, the stylish Vaughan set up Kieran Fraser for a point and when Millstreet scored their second goal through Daniel Daly 13 minutes into the second half, it silenced the Carrig following.
When Shane Devlin scored his only score from play in stoppage time it was just a consolation as Scoil Mhuire Millstreet deserved their win.
Scorers
Millstreet; E Hickey 1-1, D Daly 1-0, M Vaughan 0-3 f, J O Mahony, A O Connor, K Fraser, M Buckley 0-1 each.
Carrigtwohill; A Goggin 0-3 f S Devlin 0-1
MILLSTREET; E Harmon, P Looney, S Cronin, M Desmond, J O Mahony, B O Reilly, K Sheahan, J Kelleher, M Vaughan, E Hickey, A O Connor, K Fraser, D Daly, M Buckley, D Tarrant. Subs S Cotter, P Murphy, E O Callaghan, M Fitzgerald.
CARRIGTWOHILL;K Baverstock, S Casey, P Hogan, C McCarthy, K Murphy, P Deane capt, S Keating, C Cronin, C Buckley, W McCarthy, J Hayes, A Barrett, J Buttimer, J Leahy, A Goggin, R Manley, K O Sullivan, P Ahern, S Devlin, J Kidney, C Keegan, J McCarthy, J Barden, S Rohan.
Referee; David Nolan Douglas.

GAA News – June 2003

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MILLSTREET LIFT DUHALLOW HURLING LEAGUE TITLE

Millstreet held their nerve to fashion a worthy 3-13 to 2-9 triumph over Kilbrin in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling League Final played in Meelin last Friday evening

Operating with fluency and confidence, Millstreet superior team work shone through for much of the hour though a brave comeback by the defending holders Kilbrin cut an eight point deficit to the minimum.

However Millstreet regained their earlier momentum and a productive finish yielded telling scores to allow team captain Donal Twomey accept the League trophy for the second time in three seasons.

Playing against the strong breeze in the opening half, Millstreet got off to a lightning start with Brendan Quirke goaling inside the opening min.

Millstreet proceeded to gain a commanding position and points to John Lehane and the McCarthys confirmed Millstreet’s sharpness and greater hunger andthey were well worth their interval advantage of 1-5 to 0-5.

And Millstreet set the trend upon the restart –a deflected goal by Tadgh Collins and three points from Kevin McCarthy and John Lehane extended their hand to lead 2-8 to 0-6.

Kilbrin rose to the challenge brillantly and the games complexion turned in dramatic fashion and a 2-1 tally without reply trimmed the arrears 2-8 to 2-7 at the three quarter mark.

And Millstreet were forced to weather further Kilbrin pressure before regaining their earlier composure with Brendan Quirke, Stephen Barrett and Kevin McCarthy adding points. Fittingly Millstreet finished on the ascendency and a finely struck goal by Kevin McCarthy sealed the destination of the league title.

Millstreet: Finbarr Corcoran, Donal Corcoran, John Moylan, Gerard McCarthy, Brian Sheehan, Donal Twomey, Donough McCarthy, Denis Kiely, Sean Barrett, D.onal Cashman, Stephen Barrett, Kevin McCarthy, John Lehane, Tadgh Collins, Brendan Quirke.

– from the old Millstreet Website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~millstreetupdate/gaa.html

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