Tidy Towns 2010

The results of the Tidy Towns are out today, with the overall winners being Tallanstown from County Louth. Millstreet got 287 points (up 3 from last year) and are winners of North Cork Category C, and finished second across all of North Cork behind the village of Coolagown (which is on the border with Waterford)

CATEGORY C: Millstreet 287, Newmarket 259, Kanturk 221, Rathcormac 210

Read the full report below, or on tidytowns.ie
Read the overall scores for all competing towns in Ireland
Visit the Millstreet Tidy Towns website, and get involved!

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Macra Muskerry Football Tournament

A huge congratulations to the Millstreet Macra lads 7-a-side football team who were victorious in the Muskerry regional tournament on Sunday Morning. They beat an excellent Ovens team in their exciting final, and a big well done to the ladies team who also did very well on the day, reaching the semi-final of the ladies tournament. (Click the photos above for the full size). With thanks to Rebecca for the photos.

Parish Newsletter 12th September 2010

PARISH NEWSLETTER – BALLYDALY CULLEN MILLSTREET

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th September, 2010

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P.Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / 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: Denis Walsh, Lackabawn

Sr. Gertrude Finn, Drishane Convent

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Breaking News! – Cork’s 2010 Official Song Chosen – “A Rebel’s Cry”

We are delighted to share the wonderful news,  just phoned in by Seán Moylan,  that his Band’s superb Cork supporting song “A Rebel’s Cry” has just won the competition making it now Cork’s Official Song for the 2010 Season – perfect timing for Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final in Croke Park – Cork v. Down.    Sincere congratulations to Seán & all the splendidly enthusiastic members of “Loose Connection”.   One can listen to the song and view the video on:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtk .   Undoubtedly the excellent song will be played on many radio stations and television channels during the coming week….and, who knows, perhaps an appearance on “Up for the Match” might well become reality.   What a mighty achievement for the superbly talented song writers, musicians and musical arrangers!   Every success to All the members of “Loose Connection” –  Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.     (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
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“A Rebel’s Cry” song by “Loose Connection” proving very popular

Almost 2,000 hits already on YouTube for the superbly talented Duhallow based “Loose Connection” Band who 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.       Judge for yourself as you can now view the excellent video and hear the brilliant song. Now available on YouTube on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtkA 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.     (Seán)

Niamh Kavanagh very much at home in Millstreet

Niamh Kavanagh, Eurovision Winner Supreme at Millstreet in 1993 is very impressed by John Tarrant's headline in this week's "Corkman" newspaper which indicates that Niamh's return to Millstreet was to participate in an Australian directed major television documentary entitled "The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest" - scheduled to be broadcast before Eurovision 2011. Niamh is pictured at Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Friday afternoon, 10th September following a very comprehensive interview by Director, Stephen Oliver of the Australian Film Crew. (Seán)

Niamh Kavanagh & Television Crew Visit Presentation N.S., Millstreet

Eurovision 1993 Winner Supreme, Niamh Kavanagh and the Australian Television Crew are accorded a royal and true Irish welcome at Presentation N.S., Millstreet on Friday, 10th September 2010. (Seán)

Australian Television Crew & Niamh in Millstreet

Stephen (Director), Ashley (Sound), Jim (Camera) - The highly presigious Australian Television Crew presently in Millstreet filming important footage for a major Documentary on Eurovision. The renowned Niamh Kavanagh is also in Millstreet to participate in this hugely significant event. (Seán)

Methodist Update September 2010

Hi again folks,
I am just back from Haiti having spent a week there planning various mission projects including a team which I will lead from the Methodist Church in Ireland travelling for two and a half weeks after Christmas. Twenty years ago I lived and worked in Haiti for a period and was pleased that the language came back to me reasonably well! It was good to be there again but of course very distressing to see the amount of devastation since the earthquake. However it was also hugely impressive to see the way that the Haitian people, who have always had great guts, have begun to rise up again and get on with their lives as best they can. Most Haitians just survive as best they can with no real job. Like every other organization the Methodist Church in Haiti has been badly rocked by the earthquake but again there is a determined effort to re-build and resurrect all aspects [read more …] “Methodist Update September 2010”

A Reunion of Minor Row Friends

A wonderful reunion in Church Street, Millstreet today when (second from left) Eamonn McSweeney (Cork) met with Ron O'Connor (Australia) together with his brother Joe (Millstreet) and sister Margaret (Millstreet). All four (including yours truly behind the camera!) are all natives of Minor Row, Millstreet where we all grew up in the 1950s,1960s and 1970s. Note the exquisite view of Clara Mountain in the background. (Seán)

Regional report 1029 – 7th September 2010

by

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

Name Fota Killarney Dooks Waterville Total
Chris Twomey 12 12 15 39
Tom Flahive 8 8 5 21
Padraig Sheehan 3 5 12 20
John Twomey 15 0 4 19
John O’ Keeffe 0 15 0 15
Michael Dineen 0 3 10 13
Dan Daly 10 0 0 10
Connie Cotter 0 10 0 10
Niall Buckley 0 0 9 9
James Burke 9 0 0 9
Stephen Duggan 0 9 0 9
John Randles 0 0 8 8
Michael Dennehy 0 7 1 8
Denis Hickey 0 0 7 7
Tony McCaul 7 0 0 7
Eamon O’ Connor 0 0 6 6
Liam Burke 6 0 0 6
Paddy Roche 4 2 0 6
Brendan Hickey 0 6 0 6
Matt Murphy 5 0 0 5
Peter Lawlor 0 4 0 4
Noel O’ Connor 0 0 3 3
Eric Hickey 2 1 0 3
Tadgh O’ Flynn 0 0 2 2
John O’ Sullivan 1 0 0 1

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  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtk (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

PARISH NEWSLETTER BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 5th September, 2010

Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  / 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: 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 http://twitter.com/corkcolibrary (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

11:00 Michael Dennehy Connie Cotter John Twomey
11:08 Paddy Roche Liam Burke Michael Cotter
11:16 Denis Hickey Denis Kiely Donogh McAuliffe
11:24 John O’ Keeffe Brendan Hickey Tim Kiely
11:32 David McCaul Owen Hegarty Eamon McCaul
11:40 Noel O’ Connor Michael Dineen Jeremiah Keating
11:48 Chris Twomey Tom Flahive Eamon O’ Connor
11:56 Padraig Sheehan Eamon O’ Keeffe Thomas O’ Leary
12:04 Tadgh O’ Flynn John Moylan Brian Cremin
12:12

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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

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