Did you know – that due to an abandonment or objection in 1901, the Munster Quarter final Replay between Cork and Kerry was held in Millstreet, with Cork winning on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-6. But where was the match played back then as the current Town Park was only opened in the 1950s or 60s?
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1015 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this soft, Tuesday morning following some night rain.
Holiday makers were fortunate to get two fine days out of three at the Bank Holiday weekend. Everybody headed for the out of doors, our lovely Country Park enjoying a bumper crowd. There was a marked increase in the number of our people choosing to holiday at home, resulting in huge crowds at all the touristy places. Let us hope the trend continues throughout the rest of the year
Please let me remind you of the Tidy Towns Clean-up, tonight starting in town at 7.30 and they are appealing for your full co-operation.
Our Development committees meet at regularly, to make Millstreet a better place, The Tourism committee would welcome some more people with new ideas and new thinking to help them with their ambitious plans for the future. A new list of accommodation is being compiled and anybody who would like to get involved, please contact Veronica O Callaghan or any member.
Air Take Photography have sent us more photos from Drishane Garden Fête which was in aid of the Baby Jacob Appeal. Included in the photos are the vintage parade, the photographic exhibition in the Chapel (where Air Take Photography had their own exhibition, as well as Millstreet Museum), and other unique panoramic photos of the fête.
Millstreet u12 Footballers – Duhallow Champions after a victory over Boherbue by 3-9 to 2-11. Millstreet retained their Duhallow U12 Football League title after surviving a searching test from Boherbue in a marvellous decider in Newmarket, with three goals from Alex Lee helping them to victory in the end. (May 2010) (pics above and below thanks to John Tarrant)
Niall Kelleher from Aubane who played with Millstreet and Duhallow throughout his career this year has taken charge of the Cork Junior footballers. The Juniors square up to Kerry in Killarney next Sunday before the Senior Game, but with a team totally changed from last year as they won the All-Ireland last Summer.
Also watch out for up and coming star Shauna O’Sullivan of the Millstreet Girls School in the U12 Game at half-time at the match.
Newly formed GAA club St. Johns (who are loosely based in the Aubane / Kilcorney area) are in Championship action tonight against Lismire in the Duhallow Junior B Championship opener. The match throws in at 8pm in Banteer. Go along and give them the support they deserve for all their hard work.
“Something Inside, So Strong” the charity single by the Project in aid of Baby Jacob was officially released by iTunes yesterday morning, and is now available for download worldwide. It will cost you just 99 cent (or your local currency equivalent), with all proceeds going to Jacob!!
“Hot Country” which has been transmitted on Rural TV (Sky 279) up to recently will be back on air again from June 7th, this time on the Showcase Channel (Sky 201). According to co-ordinator, Hugh O’Brien, the weekly one hour programme may be seen on Sundays (8-9pm), Mondays (8-9pm), Tuesdays (2-3pm) and Saturdays (2-3pm). (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde, and welcome to news Report 1015 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the best on this soft and sunny Tuesday morning June 1st.
Our busy week of events went off fine here in Millstreet. The Golden Jubilee celebration in honour of Mons. Manning on Friday night was a wonderful occasion. It began with 8 o’clock Mass in our church, with over twenty priests attending. Many members of his family came the celebrate with him. The parish choir were well prepared and the pipe band greeted the large crowd as they left the church to go to the GAA Hall where many presentations were made to our beloved pastor on the occasion of his golden Jubilee and retirement. Presentations were also made to his faithful staff Mary Ann Buckley who has worked at the Presbetry since 1988 and cared for Canon Browne, Canon O Donovan, as well as Mons.Manning. Margaret Kelleher was specially honoured for her great work a sacristan, following in the steps of her late grandmother and her mother, who herself was honoured by the pope himself for her dedication to Ballydaly church. Some lovely refreshments were then served and music was laid on by our Comaltas Group. Well done to all who arranged this great event.
The Millstreet Junior B Hurlers who won the Duhallow Junior B Hurling League for 2009, beating Banteer by 2-8 to 0-6 in a tough but thrilling final in Millstreet Town Park, last Saturday evening.
Back Row: Dean Desmond, Michael McCarthy, Tony McCaul, Adrian O’Connor, Brian Cremin, Kieran Sheehan, Patrick Randles, Alex Twomey, Brian A Kelleher, Barry O’Reilly, Daniel Twomey, Donal Twomey, Ger McCarthy. Front Row: Muiris O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Mark ?, John O’Sullivan, Donal Cashman, Don Twomey, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin Hickey, and Stephen Collins. (lots of photos below) [read more …] “Duhallow Junior B Hurling League Winners”
Yourprayers 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:
Ellen (Nell) Kelleher, Aubane
Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy East & Cloughoulamore
Anne Casey-Joy, Beaufort & Curraraigue
Bridie O’Connor (nee O’Sullivan) New York & Cullen
Sr. Kathleen O’Riordan, Wicklow & Laught, Rathcoole – Mass will be offered in St. John’s Church, Dromagh on Monday next (31st May) at 8.00p.m.
Millstreet take on Banteer in the Final of the Duhallow Junior B Hurling League for 2009 in the Town Park tonight at 7:30. It was postponed at the end of last year due to a bereavement in the Banteer Club, and later because of the bad winter weather, and is only being played now. Go down and give the lads your support this evening.
Result: they won a hard game by 2-8 to 0-6 in which they led by 1-4 to 0-2 at half time, but then looked like throwing away for the first 15 minutes of the second half as Banteer scored three points on the trot, before finding their footing again, popping over a few points, and then a late goal sealed the result.
On Friday evening (28th May) some sixteen energetic and enthusiastic cyclists took a well earned break for refreshments at Coleman’s Centra in Minor Row, Millstreet as they made progress on their four-day Mizen to Malin sponsored cycle tour of Ireland covering an amazing 100 miles a day! The inspiring sportspeople hail from Co.Tipperary and are members of the Ballinahinch Cycling Club. “Their local pub is the “Bonnán Buí” which is in fact the pub location used in the very popular Pat Shortt series “Killinascully”… ,” explained John O’Connell who was one of the co-ordinating supporters travelling with the cyclists. John (pictured on right in our picture) met with Don O’Riodan of Millstreet whom he had known from college days. The cyclists took part in this very deserving project in aid of Milford Hospice in Castletroy, Limerick.
Mark Ellis has been picked to start at wing back on the Cork Intermediate Hurling team to play Tipperary next Sunday May 30th at 2pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the quarter final of the Munster Championship. Best of luck to Mark and the Cork lads. The Cork team lines up as:
1. Declan McCarthy
2. John O’Callaghan 3. Kieran Lane 4. Brendan Coleman
(Inniscarra) (Kilworth) (Ballinhassig)
5. Stephen White 6. Tadhg Healy 7. Mark Ellis
(Ballygarvan) (Buttevant) (Millstreet)
8. Kevin Hartnett 9. Barry Fitzgerald
(Russell Rovers) (Douglas)
Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet way back in 1993 is representing Ireland again this year in Oslo (Norway). The second semi-final is on tonight and Niamh and Co. will be doing their piece. You can’t vote for her if you’re in Ireland, but be sure to cheer them on. It starts at 8pm tonight on RTE2. Below is a video of her from the dress rehearsals in Oslo last night.
update 27th May: They’re in the final on Saturday night 🙂 Video from the semi final is below: