U16s beat Carrigaline in County Championship

This afternoon (Saturday 24th October) Millstreet beat Carrigaline comprehensively in the County under 16 Football Championship. Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half Millstreet still dominated the first half yet the score was even at 1-7 to 2-4 at half time. The second half was totally one-sided with wave after wave of Millstreet attacks on the Carrigaline goal cumulating in four goals and numerous more points, while limiting Carrigaline to a solitary point at the other end.

Also during the week, the under 14 footballers defeated Boherbue in a replay of the the Duhallow semi final. The final is sue to be played next week.

GAA Results

Munster Vocational Championships  SHC B: Millstreet CS 2-13 Col An Chraoibhin 1-5,

Millstreet overcame Tullylease in the Duhallow Junior B Football Championship by 1-16 to 1-5, while the Junior Footballers were well beaten by Newmarket Intermediates the Duhallow Cup by 4-20 to 2-2.

GAA Clubs Fund Raising Draw

Kids DrawMillstreet GAA are in the midst of supporting the Cork County Board promoted Clubs Fund Raising Draw with another new series underway. The draw acts as a fillip boost to the development of club facilities across the county in addition to enhancing the quality of Gaelic Games for youth at club and school level. The draws take place on a monthly basis and feature an array of attractive cash and other prizes. The club welcome new participants — a year’s subscription is €100 paid yearly or monthly. Further details on the draw are available from club officers, or from the Cork GAA Draw website

Where Does My €100 Go?
* €35 – Prize Fund & Admin
* €47 – Promoting Club*
* €18 – Grants/Developments/Coaching/CLCG Chorcaí

It’s good to know that a large amount of the money stays local, as well as having a large prize find of €575,000.

U16 Camogie defeated in County Semi-Final

Millstreet Camogie Club by millstreet.Millstreet were at the receiving end of a defeat by Brian Dillons in the semi final to County U16 Camogie Championship hosted in Ballinlough last Saturday week. For most of the contest, Millstreet provided skillful and spirited resistance yet they came up short to match their opponents guile and flair. In fairness, Millstreet didn’t relent too easily from a side that fielded as Emer Twomey, Jessica Dunne, Laura Dennehy, Aine Herlihy, Orla Kiely, Anna Jean O’Reilly, Kelly Murphy, Allanna Barry, Muireann Murphy, Leanne Kelleher, Kayleigh Sheahan, Aideen Buckley, Leanne Murphy, Kate O’Keeffe, Lydia O’Reilly. Subs. Ellie Cronin, Sophie O’Leary, Marie Buckley, Ellie Dineen.

U16 Hurlers defeated in Duhallow League Final

Hard luck to the Millstreet U16 hurlers, who were defeated in the Duhallow U16 League Final where they were defeated by South Kerry 5-14 to 2-13, after extra time.

Match report below from Kerry Coiste na nÓg (The opposite side)

At the end of the first quarter, South Kerry was leading by two points thanks to some accurate shooting by Dave O’Connor and Kevin Sullivan. The teams then exchanged points and it remained level until Millstreet got a goal just before half-time, who then went ahead by 3 at half time 1-5 to 5 points.

In the second half the intensity remained but was trailing by 3 points in the last quarter until Anthony Keogh finally found the Millstreet net with five minutes remaining. Both teams exchanged further points and finished level which forced the game into extra time. At the end of normal time it finished 1-10 apiece.

[read more …] “U16 Hurlers defeated in Duhallow League Final”

Slanan Rovers

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Slanan Rovers GAA Club, based in Cloghoula in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Back row :- Noel Buckley, Danny McSweeney, Connie Tarrant, Davey McSweeney, Mick Collins, John Joe Buckley,Donal Creedon, Christy Tarrant, Joe Buckley

Front row:- Neily Corkery, Donal Kelleher, Johnny Sheehan, John D Buckley, Ned Casey, Mick Sheehan, Tommy Sheehan, Patsy Cotter, Pat Joe Creedon.

Picture was taken in 1981.

(pic. John Casey, Carrigacooleen)

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Seán Gallon, Pat Joe Creedon, Mickey and Danny Creedon, Jerry O’Riordan and son, John Joe Buckley, Noel Buckley, Dave McSweeney, Joe Buckley

Johnny Sheehan, ,Jerry Keating (Chairman Duhallow Board), Ned Casey (captain), Tommy Sheehan, Michael Sheehan, Patsy Cotter, Danny McSweeney, James Sheehan (“small fella” next to the “Adidas” logo on Ned Casey’s t-shirt)

We have not identified the children as yet, if you recognise anyone please let us know!

VHI Cúl Camp in Croke Park

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Anna Buckley from Coolnagillagh in Croke Park on Sept 28th in the GAA Summer Cúl Camp

A few pictures of Anna Buckley’s day out in Croke Park on Sept 28th. She won this through a competition she entered as part of the GAA Summer Cúl Camp sponsored by VHI, that took place in Millstreet this year.

She had a wonderful day, between playing camogie on the pitch there, as well as being given a tour of the stadium and GAA museum, and also meeting and playing with other children from many other counties.  It was a great day out.

Anna is aged 7, and attends Rathcoole National School. (pics above and below from her mother Bridget)

[read more …] “VHI Cúl Camp in Croke Park”

U21 Hurlers defeat Meelin in First Round

Last Saturday 20th, our U21 hurlers beat by Meelin well by 1-13 to 0-2 in the first round of the Duhallow U21A Hurling Championship. They play Newmarket  Sunday 27th (tomorrow) at 5:30pm.

Update (1/Oct/09) The write up below on the match appeared on the Corkman newspaper.

[read more …] “U21 Hurlers defeat Meelin in First Round”

Plastic Kerrymen

When the Cork teams are playing
your heart would fill with pride
what a shame to be a plastic
and support the other side
.
From dear old Ballydaly
back to the county bounds
a strange little creature
in some places can be found
.
So, if you can’t support your own county
we don’t need you anymore
go ahead and pack your bags
and buzz off to Rathmore
.
They’ll send you to Killorglin
a lovely town of note
you’ll be very welcome
they always need a GOAT!

by Jerry Lehane

Transcript recited by Chloe Collins on RTE last Saturday night. Of course there’s lots of them Plastics appearing out since the match last Sunday. “C” reg cars with their kerry flags out the window. To be avoided 😉

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:

[read more …] “Sam in Rathmore”

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 …

[read more …] “Up for the Match: Part 2”

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:

[read more …] “Video: Kerry Football Animals”

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
[read more …] “Up for the Match”

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.

[read more …] “U16 Hurlers win Duhallow Crown”

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