Regional report 1029 – 7th September 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1029 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet and calm, Tuesday morning.

An Australian Film Crew are making a documentary on the history of the Eurovision Song Contest and as we were one of the hosts, they will be coming to Millstreet this week to do some footage. Niamh Kavanagh will also be here and we hope that they will have both a successful and enjoyable stay.

The first issue of Clara News following the Summer break, is in the shops.

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John Cronin Memorial Leader Board

Chris Twomey12121539
Tom Flahive88521
Padraig Sheehan351220
John Twomey150419
John O’Keeffe015015
Michael Dineen031013
Dan Daly100010
Connie Cotter010010
Niall Buckley0099
James Burke9009
Stephen Duggan0909
John Randles0088
Michael Dennehy0718
Denis Hickey0077
Tony McCaul7007
Eamon O’ Connor0066
Liam Burke6006
Paddy Roche4206
Brendan Hickey0606
Matt Murphy5005
Peter Lawlor0404
Noel O’ Connor0033
Eric Hickey2103
Tadgh O’ Flynn0022
John O’ Sullivan1001

Sports Ability Day at Banteer

IRD Duhallow in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will hold a Sports Ability Day on Saturday 25th September from 10am – 12pm in Banteer Community Centre.  The Sports Ability Day aims to promote Sport & Physical Activity to people with a disability in Duhallow.  On the day IRD Duhallow in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will demonstrate the sports available to people with any type of disability.  This event will provide people with the opportunity to try out a wide variety of sports and physical activities.  The Sports Ability Day will be open to everyone including people with a disability, coaches, special needs assistants, parents, youth club leaders, carers, facility managers and anyone with an interest in promoting sport and physical activity for people with a disability.  From this Sports Ability Day, it is hoped to demonstrate that there is a sport out there for everyone to participate in and we would hope to set up some new clubs and make existing clubs within the Duhallow area more inclusive.

Death Notice: Sr Gertrude (Dympna) Finn, Drishane

The death has occurred on Monday, September 06, 2010 of Sr Gertrude (Dympna) FINN of The Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane, Millstreet, Cork. At St Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, Cork. Late of Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Malaysia, Weybridge, Surrey and Tralee. Reception Prayers at 7pm this Tuesday evening in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehys Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am tomorrow, Wednesday. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Denny Walsh

The death has occurred on Monday, September 06, 2010 of Denis (Denny) WALSH of Lackabawn, Millstreet and late of Derragh, Cullen, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Tuesday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12.30pm, followed by burial in Cullen Cemetery.

Millstreet Celtic 3 City Wanderers 2

We beat City Wanderers 3-2 in CIT this morning (Sunday 5th September). City Wanderers started better but were unable to create much until they went ahead after 20 mins with a well worked goal. We responded well and had a great chance for Chris Cleary but his shot went over the bar. 5 mins before half time we were level. Finbarr Corcoran sent a long ball out of defense and Tadhg Collins beat the keeper in a race for the ball to slot home. The second half saw us dominate but [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 3 City Wanderers 2”

“A Rebel’s Cry” – Cork All-Ireland Song by “Loose Connection”

The superby talented Duhallow based “Loose Connection” Band have just released a truly fantastic song entitled “A Rebel’s Cry” in honour of Cork’s All-Ireland Football Championship Match with Down at Croke Park on Sunday, 19th September 2010.    This is a splendidly lively and hugely appropriate song with Seán Moylan as main vocalist.   It is performed with mighty enthusiasm by the very popular Band.    Hopefully it could very well feature on RTE’s “Up for the Match”.   Judge for yourself as you can now view the excellent video and hear the brilliant song. Now available on YouTube on (Google YouTube Music and search for A Rebel’s Cry by Loose Connection.)   “A Rebel’s Cry” is written by Seán Moylan, produced by Neil Moylan at EQUINOX STUDIOS and performed by “Loose Connection”.   Members of the Band: Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.  Having viewed the video and heard the song it’s surely a case of “Up Cork!” … and… “Every Success on 19th September”.   (Seán)

Noel Collins, Clara Road, Millstreet (a true Kerryman) is supporting Cork in this year's All-Ireland.

Parish Newsletter: 5th September 2010



Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


MONDAY-TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Keith Sheehan, Station Road

Sr. Joan Scannell, Drishane Convent

Sr. Brendan Cronin, Drishane Convent

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter: 5th September 2010”

Presentations at Millstreet Library

The culmination of the wonderfully successful "Summer Reading Challenge" which took place throughout Summer 2010 at Millstreet Library, was marked this Saturday evening with the presentation of Certificates to the many young participants. Pictured here are some of the enthusiastic readers receiving their personalised Certificates from Librarian, Breda O'Leary who coordinated the excellent scheme and by Kathleen Moynihan (Raheen, Rathmore), Storyteller supreme and Book Club Facilitator. Appetising refreshments were provided for everyone to mark the celebratory occasion. A Book Club is organised on a Saturday throughout the year on a monthly basis. Lots of updates on Millstreet Library happenings on (Seán)

Millstreet Celtic 3 Macroom B 2

3rd September 2010: We got off to the perfect start with a goal in the 3rd minute. A free kick from Tadhg Collins was saved by the keeper but Michael Murphy was following it in and finished to give us the lead. We had a couple of half chances in the next 20 mins but Macroom were dangerous when they went forward as well. In the 25th minute Mark Ellis received the ball on the wing and played a clever pass inside for M Murphy who rifled a volley to the top corner from the edge of the box to make it 2-0. We got a bit sloppy for the last 10 of the half but went in to the break 2-0 up. We picked up our game at the start of the 2nd half and went 3-0 up after 55 mins. From a corner on the left, Finbarr Corcoran saw his header saved but the rebound fell to Paul Dawson who slotted home. We sat back to quickly after this goal and were punished 5 mins later when they scored from a corner. 10 mins later they scored again to set up a nervy last 20 mins but we held on for an important 3 points. Best on the day for us were Eamon O Keeffe, Finbarr Corcoran and Michael Murphy.

Eurovision Memories Recalled

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Millstreet Eurovision a very impressive Street Display Unit was put in place at West End, Millstreet in 2003. Lots of Eurovision memories will be evoked on this forthcoming Thursday and Friday when a prestigious Australian Television Crew will be filming in the area. Winner of Eurovision 1993, Niamh Kavanagh, will visit Millstreet on Friday, 10th September to participate in this highly significant Documentary which deals with the History of Europe from the First Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and onwards to 2010. (Seán)

Millstreet Country Park Update

Summer is almost over and sadly Millstreet Country Park is fast approaching its end of season for 2010. End of season is Sunday 3rd October and we are calling on all seasonal ticket holders and general visitors to plan that final trip now! Millstreet Country Park will continue to open daily for September from 10am – 7pm, Restaurant and café hours for September are 12.30am – 6pm mon – Sat and 12.30am – 6.30pm sun. Visitor Centre and Restaurant will be closed from 3rd October. Grounds will however be available to those with annual membership.

(Joanie McAuliffe at Millstreet Country Park)

Millstreet Golf Society 04/09/2010

Dooks GC – Captains Prize

11:00Michael DennehyConnie CotterJohn Twomey
11:08Paddy RocheLiam BurkeMichael Cotter
11:16Denis HickeyDenis KielyDonogh McAuliffe
11:24John O’ KeeffeBrendan HickeyTim Kiely
11:32David McCaulOwen HegartyEamon McCaul
11:40Noel O’ ConnorMichael DineenJeremiah Keating
11:48Chris TwomeyTom FlahiveEamon O’ Connor
11:56Padraig SheehanEamon O’ KeeffeThomas O’ Leary
12:04Tadgh O’ FlynnJohn MoylanBrian Cremin

[read more …] “Millstreet Golf Society 04/09/2010”

Shannon Cruise – Part One

Beautiful Killaloe Harbour from where we began our River Shannon Cruise

We invite you to join us for Part One of a recent  Darren Kealy’s Coaches day tour to the River Shannon and beyond.  Here we share images of our arrival at Ballina, Co. Tipperary where some 51 people enjoyed a very warm welcome at the Lakeside Hotel from Manager, Eoin Little and his very friendly Staff who served delicious scones with coffee and tea.   With William Fitzgerald as Driver of our coach and Charlie Drake as a very helpful Guide/Co-ordinator we then proceeded to the nearby very scenic Killaloe Harbour, Co. Clare where

[read more …] “Shannon Cruise – Part One”

Death Notice: Sr. Brendan Cronin

The death has occurred on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 of Sr. Brendan CRONIN of Scartaglin, Co. Kerry and Drishane, Millstreet. At St Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road. Reception prayers this Wednesday evening at 7pm at Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

Sean Radley retires

Yesterday saw the end of an era as Seán Radley officially retired from his teaching position in the Presentation National School. As a teacher he has been renowned for the quality of his work, emphasised by the fact that he was asked to give lectures in universities in Cork and Dublin. Most in Millstreet know Seán through the schools, or through his tremendous work in the community with Millstreet Museum, LTV2, and more recently here on, and his efforts in the community are appreciated by all. We wish him well with this transition, and we are sure that he’ll be as ever-present in the community as before.

Jim Walks the Banks of Blackwater

Jim’s Plan for Walk.
Day 1. Monday 30th Aug: Muinganine to Millstreet.
Day 2 Tues 31st: Millstreet to Mallow.
Day 3. Wed, 1st Sept: Mallow to Fermoy.
Day 4. Thur: Fermoy to Lismore.
Day 5. Fri.: Lismore -Cappoquin – Strancally/Knockanore
Day 6. Sat, Knockanore – Youghal.

Jim O’Malley ends his first day of his River Blackwater Walk from where it rises near Ballydesmond down to Youghal.   Denis Burns from UCC accompanied Jim on Day One.  Brendan Murphy and I recorded the historic event for LTV2. (Seán)

Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0

A.U.L. 2A – Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0 (Thursday 26th August)

Killowen’s first away fixture of the campaign ended in defeat as costly errors in the second period contributed to Millstreet’s victory. Despite a promising first half showing, Killowen faded badly in the final quarter, as Millstreet’s superior fitness and teamwork prevented any notions of a Killowen comeback. The Killowen line up featured new signing Jason Mc Carthy in midfield with experienced ‘keeper Eamonn Murphy resuming in goal. Millstreet opened with a number of long range efforts that didn’t trouble Murphy whereas Killowen’s main source of attack stemmed from Pa Bermingham’s excursions down the left wing. Millstreet had a goal disallowed for pushing in the area before Owen Braun set up Declan O’ Brien after 27 minutes but his effort was blocked. [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0”

Regional Report 1028 – 31st August 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1028 from Millstreet.

Fondest greeting dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this beautiful Tuesday morning the last day of August.

The beautiful weather continues to make work and play very enjoyable for everyone. For the past couple of weeks people are out picking blackberries, some for the very first time and seeking advice from the more experienced about how to make jam, the proper sugar to use, how to freeze them and so on. On the wider scale the grain harvesting is almost complete with returns as were seldom seen as good  before, and prices up 50%, because of the drought in other countries. Everything else like silage, potatoes, vegetables etc.  falls into the same  line. The fine weather brought young and old out in the great out of doors to enjoy country walks, trips to the sea, or just messing around at home.

The schools are re-opening this week and for once the children have a fine summer to their backs as they face the confines of the classroom. And please be on the lookout for the extra traffic ,especially around schools, school buses and so on.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1028 – 31st August 2010”

Death Notice: Sr. Joan Scannell

SCANNELL (Cork) Aug. 29, 2010, (peacefully) at St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, Cork, Sr. Joan (Infant Jesus Sisters Drishane), (late of Rathcormac and Dromcollogher); deeply regretted by her sisters Sr. Maureen and Sr. Réidín, niece, nephews, relatives, friends and Community. Reception Prayers at 6 o’c. today (Monday) inhe Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross Cork. Requiem Mass tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 o’c. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

Results & Fixtures: 28th Aug to 3rd Sept

Junior B Football Championship: St.Johns 1-18 Cullen 0-8 (Millstreet Saturday 4th 7pm)

Junior B Football Championship: Knocknagree v Millstreet in Knocknagree Friday 3rd 6:30pm
1A: Kilreen Celtic 5 Rathcoole Rovers 0 Sat 28th 3pm
2A: Leeview Ath (OFF) Millstreet Celtic, Sun 29th 3pm
3A: Knocknaheeny Celtic 3 Los Zarcos 1, Sun 29th 10:45am
3A: Hillington 1 Rathcoole Rovers 0, Sun 29th 10:45am
3A: Los Zarcos v Lakewood Ath, Tues 31st 6:45pm
3A: Rathcoole Rovers v Kanturk, Tues 31st 6:45pm
1A: Rathcoole Rovers v Passage, Thurs 2nd 6:45pm
2A: Millstreet Celtic v Macroom, Thurs 2nd 6:45pm
Saturday 4th September K.o 3.00pm
Presidents Cup 1st Round:Lakewood Ath 3 Rathcoole Rovers B 0
AUL 3A: Los Zarcos 4 Ballincollig 2

Sunday 5th September Ko. 10.45 am
St Micheals Cup 1st Round: Dillon Cross Ath 3 Rathcoole Rovers A 0
Saxone Cup 1st Round: City Wanderers 2 Millstreet Celtic 3

Parish Newsletter: 29th August 2010



Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>


MONDAY-TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace

Dan O’Connor, Cloughoulabeg & Dublin

Fr. Mícháel Griffin, Retired PP Ballybunion

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Author Tom in Millstreet

Meeting with author Tom Grainger (on right) at the Wallis Arms  Hotel today.   Tom’s excellent book “A War Baby – Rags to Riches” (See Tom’s splendid website ) is now in its second edition and will soon be available at “Wordsworth” Bookshop, The Square, Millstreet.   Tom has many wonderful connections [read more …] “Author Tom in Millstreet”