Dromtariffe GAA Social

DROMTARIFFE GAA SOCIAL will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet on Friday January 29. Tickets are on sale at €25 each and are available from Derrinagree Post Office, Rathcoole Post Office or from Club Officers.

Music will be provided on the evening by the Celts. On the night the club will celebrate 125 years in existence and special guests on the night will be the victorious Minor Hurlers who won the Duhallow Minor Championship for the first time.

This and more news from Kilcorney / Rathcoole are on the Corkman website

Parish Newsletter 24th Jan 2010

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 24th January, 2010
Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Cullen 029-79028 / Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
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: Lily Guerin, Ballydaly

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 24th Jan 2010”

Death Notice: Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace

The death has occurred on Saturday, January 23, 2010 of Maura DOWLING, (née Healy) of Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal this evening, Sunday, at 6.30pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Knockraha 1 Millstreet Celtic 4

Chris Cleary gets the tackle in too late

TADGH Collins grabbed a hat-trick as Millstreet claimed their place in the second round of the Murphy’s Irish Stout County Cup after a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Knockraha at Pigeon Hill on Saturday in the first round of the County Cup.

It was a devastating display by Collins of what clinical finishing is all about.

e proved throughout to be too-hot to handle for the Knockraha defence and aside from his hattrick he also did some tremendous work on the left before setting up Brian Kelleher for number two.

Read the full match report on the Corkman website.

Millstreet Matters: Concern for Ballydaly National School

RATHDUANE NATIONAL SCHOOL: The future of Rathduane National School is under the spotlight as parents and friends go all out to save their local rural based primary school base.

Concerned associates from the greater Ballydaly catchment area are hoping to offset dwindling numbers.

Rathduane National School is an excellent example of a primary school establishment that flourished and adapted to the changing fortunes of time. It has been and, hopefully to parents and friends, will remain a focal point for learning in their small community.

This is a sniplet from the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman website, which also contains all the other news from the Millstreet area.

Lily Guerin

A woman who was indeed larger than life
Lily, John Justice’s daughter who became Dan Guerin’s wife
A beautiful down to earth person untainted by guile
She had such great warmth in her wonderful smile.
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One might say of her in a class of her own
The woman of the shop there was well liked and well known
By all in Ballydaly three miles from Millstreet
As nice a person as one could wish to meet.
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One known for her kindness and generosity
In Ballydaly she raised her family
Her family and friends will farewell her in tears
But good memories of her will outlive her by years.
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In the shop where for many years she did reside
Amongst family and friends and relations Mrs Guerin died
To be kind and loving and hospitable her claim to fame
A Lily by nature and a Lily by name.

by Francis Duggan

Millstreet 2009 Review: July August September

THE past year saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights and in the third of a four part series, a reflection of July, August and September reads

JULY

Circulars outlining the novel fundraiser towards completing two new classrooms and extended services is prompted by the Board of Management to Millstreet Presentation National School. Those involved in the project were allowed to use the money to build a permanent structure rather than accept prefabs.

Macroom Faith ‘n Light Group host annual Mass at Tubrid Well.

Millstreet Juvenile GAA featured on the Munster senior football championship programme.

The annual Cullen Young at Heart social evening takes place at Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant.

In GAA, Millstreet falter to Kilbrin in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship first round.

Millstreet Veterinary Group open their state-of-the-art Cattery.

Read the Full article on the Corkman website

Roads will get even worse if funding isn’t increased

http://npg2.com/krdo/weatherblog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pothole.jpgOVER the past month or so, roads and water services all over Cork county have experienced widespread damage as a result of the appalling weather conditions.

This has led to many people suffering severe hardship and disruption to their daily lives – they were left without running water in their homes and their local roads were ripped up by the heavy rain, snow and ice.

In response to this crisis, an emergency repairs work programme fund of €6m has been put in place by Cork County Council to carry out emergency repairs to roads and water supplies in the county.

Full article on the Cork Examiner 23rd Jan 09

Donal Coffey Running

Carrauntoohil May 31st 2009

In this weeks Regional Report, Eily mentioned that Donal Coffey finished 2nd in the Puck Warriors 10K Jingle Run held in Killorglin recently (28th Nov 09)  in a time of 34:58 (full results here).

Donal never seemed like an much of an athlete when he was younger, but he has been posting some really impressive results in the last 4 to 5 years.

Not alone does he do road running, but he also partakes in mountain running around Ireland, which is organised by the Irish Mountain Running Association. His results here have also been really impressive finishing on average 4th for all races in 2009 and 7th in 2008. One seasoned athlete told me many times that you’d have to be crazy to run up and down mountains! For the rest of us, it can be a challenge even to walk to the top of these mountains and back, which makes running them at top speed seem all the more impressive.

Also, the full results for the Clara Mountain Run 2009 have been added to the Millstreet.ie site.

See below for Donal’s results and some more photos:

[read more …] “Donal Coffey Running”

Millstreet water supplies still ‘at a critically low level’

WATER supplies in Millstreet are still at a ‘critically low level,’ and Cork County Council are advising all users to keep usage to a minimum, as leaks within private residences still need to be repaired.

Unless there is a reduction in the water usage within the next few hours Cork County Council will have no choice but to discontinue the water supply at night to allow reservoirs to be restored to normal operating levels,” said a spokesperson on Monday.

The situation did not improve and water supplies in Millstreet were turned off at night at the time of The Corkman going to press..

Read the full article on the Corkman website

Millstreet and Cullen into Munster Scór na nOg final

Cullen Novelty Act, after they won the Cork County Scór na nÓg (picture from "Duhallow Matters" which is in the shops today and is FREE

BOHERBEE, Millstreet and Cullen will be among the finalists at this year’s Coiste na Mumhan Scór na nOg after they won through their semi-final on Sunday last.

The Coiste na Mumhan Scór na nOg semi-final at Ovens involved clubs from Cork, Kerry and Waterford and this very popular competition drew a huge attendance to the Cork venue.

Read the full article on the Corkman website, or another article which is also on the Corkman

Millstreet.ie on Facebook

Millstreet TownEverybody else is doing it, so why can’t we? Millstreet.ie now has a Facebook page. Any posts that appear on Millstreet.ie will now be duplicated and appear on your facebook page (in the notes tab).

So, if you’re already on Facebook, visit our page and become a friend. It’s never been easier to get the latest updates!

http://www.facebook.com/millstreet.town

2009 in Kilcorney: The Year in Review

The Corkman published a review of all the happenings in Kilcorney in 2009, referring to it as “the year when the world we knew fell apart”. Below is a sniplet, but the full article is available to read

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2009 was the year that the world that we knew fell apart. Unemployment figures went through the roof, many people learned the sad fact that there is no such thing as free money, the banks came a begging looking for our money to bail them out.

The weather matched the mood of the year with rain, wind, snow and ice and no sunshine.

January saw the AGM of Kilcorney Bowling Club which was held at Caroline’s Bar, for them the highlight of 2008 was the hosting of the European Dutch Moore Championships in Rathcoole.

Kilcorney Communtiy Gym reopened after the Christmas break giving people a much needed reason to loose a few extra pounds. Kilcorney Social Centre was also a hive of activity with set dancing, Tuesday club and baby and toddler group back in action.

LTV Prog 152

LTV 2 Programme 152, on air next Thursday Night at 10.00pm repeated on Sunday Evening at 8.00pm, in this programme we go to Knocknagree for some music,we have a couple of other musical items as well, and we go and check out the First Stage of the 2009 An Post Tour of Ireland when it passed through the Vee located on the Tipperary /Waterford border, plus we have all our regular features too.

Programmes 150 and 151 have been our first two broadcasts of 2010, both programmes have been edited by Sean Murphy and there has been very good reaction and feedback from our viewers to both of these shows. If anyone wants a copy of one of these two programmes or any other one of our productions ring or text 085-1144252 or email us at <email>

Notes from the LTV2 page on facebook

News Report 996 19th January 2009

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 996 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on the snow ‘n ice free Tuesday morning.

The Community Council Meeting which was deferred will be held to-night at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8.30, All members please attend.

The awful happenings in Haiti  some days ago, shook the world, but here in Millstreet we felt a kind of affiliation with that country, because last years our community fundraised to enable Jerry Pat O Leary to go to that troubled land, as part of the Haven organisation, to build houses for those people who are so, so poor. Jerry tells us that the place where they worked is well away from the epi-centre of the earthquake and that the houses they built are still intact. He is having a meeting with the Haven organisation to-night to decide what further help they can be in Haiti. We will keep you informed. And please note that a fund for the cause has been opened at our Credit Union.

[read more …] “News Report 996 19th January 2009”

Death Notice: Lily Guerin (née Justice) of the Shop Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Lily GUERIN, (née Justice) of The Shop, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork

Removal from her residence at Ballydaly today (Tuesday), at 8pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1pm. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Date of death: Monday, January 18, 2010

Young Scientist 2010: Eveny Costello and Muireann O’Keeffe

Eveny Costello and Muireann O'Keeffe from Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS
Eveny Costello and Muireann O'Keeffe from Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS. photo: James McSweeney

Their project was “How the Irish Language has influenced the spoken English in Ireland Today”

A Millstreet Miscellany (3)

Aubane:Where In The World Is It?The Aubane Historical Society have released a new publication. The third in a series of collections of historical items which contain some very interesting historical items on Millstreet’s past. It is dedicated to Sean Radley in recognition of his services to Millstreet, and is currently available in local shops.

The official launch of the publication will take place in mid-February in the Aubane Community Centre (details to follow).

Amongst a number of publications that have been made available to the public, the two earlier publications in the series can be read on the Aubane Historical Society website. These are:

A Millstreet Miscellany and, A Millstreet Miscellany (2)


Young Scientist 2010: Jenifer Murphy & Deirdre McAuliffe

Jennifer Murphy and Deirdre McAuliffe from  Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young  Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the  RDS
Jennifer Murphy and Deirdre McAuliffe from Millstreet Community School with Minister Batt O'Keeffe at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS. photo: James McSweeney

Read about their project below: [read more …] “Young Scientist 2010: Jenifer Murphy & Deirdre McAuliffe”

Kilbrin prove Millstreet’s nemesis in the Championship

John Tarrant takes a look back on the hurling year that was in Duhallow GAA

THE second part of the Millstreet GAA review focuses on hurling where a number of teams came up short in both league and championships.

Dwelling on the JAHC, a powerful surge in extra time allowed Kilbrin pull away from a gritty Millstreet to secure a 422 to 5-15 win in a dramatic first round played in Banteer. From a hotly competitive and a pulsating encounter, the pace and the tempo of the game was frantic from the outset and with 46 scores in total registered confirmed those in attendance received value for money.

Thereafter, Millstreet flattered to deceive where a sharper Freemount possessed too much firepower for Millstreet on recording a 3-12 to 2-12 triumph in the 2nd round qualifier played in Kanturk. At the end of the hour, Millstreet yielded to the greater stickwork and greater combined play of Freemount.

Read the full article on the Corkman website

Millstreet.ie Snow

The snow that was falling on the Millstreet.ie site has been turned off. Hurray some may be heard some saying!. It has been on since just before Christmas, and real life snow has imitated it somewhat. Many will be hoping that they don’t see snow and ice for a good few years again! ….. Now if only we could change the weather so easily in real life.

Anyway, a small gallery is being compiled of snow photos taken locally in the last few weeks, and they will go on the site in the next few days, but if you (or someone you know) have one two good ones, then email them please to (**) and the will be added to the gallery.

**Sorry this email address was not showing up earlier

23rd Jan ….. it’s coming … and so is next Christmas 😉

Munster Senior Cross Country Championships

Desmond Casey runs today (Sunday) in the Cork team for the Munster Senior Cross Country Championships which will take place on Sunday next in Carraig na bhFear.

Cork Teams are on the Leevale AC website

Update Monday 18/Jan: 6th for Desmond, and 1st in the team competition with Cork.
Munster Cross County Championships, Carraig na bnFear, Co Cork
Senior Men, 10km: 1 R Chesser (Ennis TC) 33:46; 2 B MacMahon (Clonliffe) 34:24; 3 L Reale (Limerick) 34:25; 4 S McGrath (East Cork) 35:18; 5 J McCarthy (East Cork) 35:42; 6 D Casey (Millstreet) 35:46; 7 L Debela (Limerick) 35:50; 8 C Murphy (Iveragh) 36:01; 9 B McGinley (Ennis TC) 36:20; 10 R Zakis (West Waterford) 36:57. Team: 1 East Cork (4,5,15,23) 47; 2 Limerick (3,7,13,25) 48; 3 Ennis TC (1,9,24,28) 62; 4 Togher 78; 5 Leevale 117; 6 Thurles Crokes 138. County: 1 Cork 43; 2 Limerick 90; 3 Clare 124.

In The Fields Of Claraghatlea North

In the fields of Claraghatlea North far north and far away
The migrant redwings chirping in the dawning cold and gray
And the salmon swim upstream to spawn as yesterday’s flood goes down
In the river known as Finnow within sight of Millstreet Town
On a wintery sort of morning with a high of four degrees
The wind from Clara mountain soughs in the windswept trees
The birds of song are silent on the wind ravaged hedgerow
And on the leafless beech tree the ill famed grey backed crow
One disliked by sheep farmers who lives by Nature’s law
Birds that are recognizable by the harshness of their caw
In weather that is chilly quite cold enough to snow
A cold wind from Clara mountain across the old fields blow
And the cattle in the farm shed are bellowing for hay
Far north in old Duhallow from this Land far away.

by Francis Duggan

Stuck on a train for hours in the cold

RAIL passengers travelling to Kerry on Sunday night (10th Jan) endured a nightmare journey home when engine failure caused the final service of the day to be almost five hours late arriving in Tralee. This was the evening of the snow and cold.

Commuters found themselves stranded between Millstreet and Rathmore for over two hours on an Intercity train with intermittent heat and lighting, when the 7.10pm service developed engine problems shortly after leaving Mallow Train Station.

The train eventually arrived at Tralee at 3.47am on Monday morning, fully four hours and 42 minutes late for a journey scheduled to last three hours and 55 minutes.

The Kingdom newspaper carries the full article

Parish Newsletter 17th Jan 2010

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 17th January, 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  /  Cullen  029-79028   / Mobile  087-7752948

Email:  <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

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:

Ellen (Nell) Hickey, Mill View

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 17th Jan 2010”

Millstreet Macra in National Finals

from Millstreet Macra:

Congratulations to the Millstreet Macra team who won the Muskerry heat of the Question Time and will now be going on to the National Finals in late February.

Also best off luck to the Millstreet Macra indoor soccer team for tomorrow (Sunday 17th Jan) as they will be competing in the National Finals of that competition. The team is: James Kelleher, Pat O’Sullivan, Sean Óg Murphy, Mark Neville, DJ Sheahan, John Fitzgerald, John O’Riordan, Michael Dennehy and Adrian O’Connor

Update 17/Jan: They made it out of the tough qualifying groups and into the quarter finals but unfortunately came up against the eventual winners, the Camross Macra Club (in Laois).