The video shows Dennis van Winden in first position followed by Mark Cassidy and finally the main group. with thanks to Bernard Crowley
As we approached the category two climb at Musheramore at 133km, the dynamic of the race began to change irrevocably. Astana hit the front of the peloton and began to peg back the leading duo. The gap was reduced to 6 minutes 57 seconds.
Here van Winden made a dash for it, dropping Cassidy on the ascent. On the way down the other side of the hill, van Winden had a two minute lead. An Post Sean Kelly Team Niko Eeckhout abandoned here; the climb just too much for the veteran Belgian.
Cassidy did hold on to second going over the summit at Musheramore, with Matt Wilson, last year’s King of the Mountains taking third place, adding crucial points in his hunt to retain his jersey this year.
Jay Thomson was fourth adding more points to his impressive ride in the Tour overall.
Van Winden took maximum points at the sprint at Millstreet followed by Cassidy, Andrey Grivko of ISD – Neri and Jason McCartney of Team Saxo Bank.
Millstreet butcher Jerry Pat O’Leary is amongst 250 people planning to travel to Haiti in October to start work on up to 5,000 houses. HAVEN (Hope, Aid, Vision, Education and New Life) was established in late 2008 by Leslie Buckley, one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs and businessmen. Its vision is to tackle poverty and improve the quality of life of impoverished people in Haiti ravaged by hurricanes …
For me ’tis a sad thing for to have to say
That I would feel a stranger in Millstreet today
A stranger to those even I once did know
Apart in my ways from them I seem to grow
Though with great fondness memories of them I do recall
In my physical prime with them I played football
And though absence makes the heart grow fonder some are known to say
To them I might seem like a stranger today
Even in Claraghatlea and the Town of Millstreet
A stranger to most people that I would meet
The praises of Millstreet I often do sing
And memories of old friendships joy to me does bring
But I’ve not been there for years and from there live far away
And I would feel a stranger in Millstreet today.
There’s some very beautiful photography of the stone circle in the Millstreet Country Park by Ken Williams at this site , where he has this to say:
Every once in a while you come across a place that puts your head in a spin and in all the confusion you just want to laugh. This is a very odd place. Very, very odd. After seeing a handful of pics in a picture library of a stone circle with some unusual looking arrangements around it, there was nothing else to be done only track this strange place down and see it for myself …
With due regard for frightening away prospective visitors to Millstreet, I came across a very interesting article on the Summer Rainfall of 2008 published by Met Eireann that contains rainfall information for Millstreet (amongst towns all over the country). Now, we all know that summer 2008 was very very bad, and there were two days in particular when the heavens opened and flooded parts of the town (June 22nd & July 31st), but it’s worth the inclusion anyhow.
Below are some of the ‘highlights’ for Millstreet.
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….
BEFORE jetting off to the New York Film Academy, Millstreet film maker Steven O’Riordan will host a special three-night screening of his documentary, ‘The Forgotten Maggies’, this weekend at The Glen Theatre in Banteer.
This searing documentary will be screened on national TV in September but has only been shown in public once before — in Galway during their recent film festival. Since then, however, it has received waves of interest nationally and internationally.
‘The Forgotten Maggies’ tells the stories of Kathleen Legg, Maureen O’Sullivan, Mary King and Mary Collins; four women indelibly marked by Ireland’s Magdalene laundries …
On Saturday the 15th August 2009 the Cullen Pipe Band under the Pipe Major of Con Houlihan took part in the World Pipe Band Championships 2009 held in Glasgow Scotland. The band competed against 29 other bands from all over the World in Grade 3A. All members competed brilliantly and the band was rewarded with 6th place and was presented with the Corby Cup. Most members had been in Glasgow since the previous Wednesday the 12th of August in preparation for the weekend. Members took part in twice daily practices and this takes up a lot of dedication and effort so we thank all members for their great dedication and effort.
We also wish to thank all those who traveled over with the band to support them during the week. We also wish to thank those members who did not compete on Saturday but were present in other major completions during the year
Maybe a few miles outside Millstreet, but Dan O’Connells pub Knocknagree, in the middle of Sliabh Luchra region was frequented by many Millstreet people for their sessions. Unfortunately now Dan and some of the musicians are no longer with us, and the sessions are fewer, but last Wednesday night (12th August) on RTE1 Radio: The Rolling Wave, they played a session from Dan’s from October 1992. Follow this link where you can listen to an hour of traditional music and song:
We return to Dan O’Connell’s pub in Knocknagree for the finish of the 1992 session and also hear music and speech from accordion player Jacky Daly and fiddle player Séamus Creagh recorded at the Cork Folk Festival of that year.
Again, The session starts after 4 mins 10 seconds of the clip.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 975 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this pleasant Tuesday morning.
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3, 8,11, 26 … and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kevin O’Connor, Rathrue, the seller was Reens Pharmacy. They got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Tadgh Collins, Dooneen. €20 each to Cissy Kelleher, Aubane, Cliona Coughlan, Killarney, Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Margaret O Callaghan,Clara Rd. Patsy Corcoran, Pound Hill, Breda Broderick, Clara Rd, Joe Moynihan, Killarney, and Mary Corcoran, Cullen. Jackpot for next, the magic figure of €13,000 . The draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.
Millstreet Community Council convened a special meeting where Dr Pat Casey spoke on the present state of affairs at Mallow Hospital.
The hospital is held in very high regard by our community and recent cut-backs by the Health Board have left many people worried about its future.
Dr Casey gave an in-depth account of the situation and while he said that we have an assurance that it will not be closed some vital services could be discontinued. And people are asked to remain vigilant in the face of ….
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Not having been contested for 4 years, the pre-season competition between local sides was revived this year. Emphasis being on enjoying ones self while still being competitive. The final, played yesterday (Saturday August 15th 2009) was contested between Los Zarcos (from Millstreet Town) who play in the Cork AUL and Aubane who assembled a team from a small pick especially for this competition.
MLLSTREET Ceolthas Ceolteoirí Eireann received the perfect 30th Anniversary plaudits on capturing outright honours in the All Ireland Junior Scóraíocht hosted in conjunction with the Fleadh Nua in Ennis last Saturday. (read below for a full description).
Pictures from the Millstreet group participating in Scoraíocht na nÓg Munster Finals, in Templeglantine, Co. Limerick on April 24th 2009 which they won, and progressed to win the All-Ireland finals also!
“Now there’s a brilliant fund-raising idea,” say Fr. Declan O’Connor, P.P. and Denis Lane as they note Martin Cleary’s new hair style (recently dyed for a €200.00 bet!). Martin indicates that he would be glad to re-dye his hair for a sponsored fund-raiser in aid of the restoration building fund for the Church. The church fund is now past the one million euro mark. (pic Seán Radley)
FOR the first time in four decades history, the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is a non runner this week.
This comes after an impasse between Millstreet organisers and the national body Showjumping Ireland.
Millstreet came to life each summer on the staging of its six-day equestrian festival in the Green Glens Arena, holding an unrivalled reputation as a mecca for showjumping enthusiasts.
This is the first time in 38 years that Millstreet Show will not he held and the cancellation is seen as a huge loss to owners, show organisers and the North Cork catchment area.
Apart from the show jumping, the showing classes such as the Young Irelander, Boomerang and National Discovery provided a shop window for owners to parade their young talents before buyers from across the world.
Multi purpose facilities from sand-surfaced arenas to warm-up paddocks and the spacious indoor complex added to the enjoyment for entries drawn from all over the country.
On the positive side, the 2009 Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show returns to Millstreet over the October Bank Holiday weekend.
The Green Glens venue is donated free of charge by the Duggan family. To date, this show has raised €190,000 for a range of local and national charities.
Noel was re-elected to his seat on Cork County Council. The Kanturk Electoral Area was being reduced from a 5 seater to 4 seater, and unfortunately Marie “The Shamrock” Murphy from the West End failed to get re-elected by a very narrow margin in the seventh count. Her loss will be a big loss to the town.