“These were just some of the many people who assisted in the organising of the mini festival which was run in conjunction with the big fight (Collins v Eubank in 1995) in Green Glens and who also assisted as stewards on the night.”
It’s twenty years ago the other day when Collins V Eubank was in the Green Glens Millstreet! Here is David Barrett who fought in Madison Square Garden on March 14th last and won! beside the poster! – photo thanks to Tom of TMC Photography.
CHRIS EUBANK vs STEVE COLLINS I: Steve Collins defeated the previously unbeaten long-reigning champion Chris Eubank in Green Glens, Millstreet, on 18th March 1995 to win the WBO super-middleweight title.
Millstreet Girls win UCD Scholarship: Three Millstreet girls received a U.C.D. Entrance Scholars Award in recognotion of their outstanding leaving cert. results … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – Nov 20th)
Shine a spotlight on women in sport: Joanne O’Riordan enthuses about the Cork Ladies Football team’s All Ireland, but laments the lack of coverage for ladies sport in the media … (Irish Examiner 18th Nov)
Joanne to address IT@Cork Awards: The largest technology representative body in Ireland, it@cork European Tech Cluster, has invited Joanne O’Riordan to address its Leaders Awards on November 28th … (Southern Star – 14th Nov)
Text threats to gardaí case dismissed: Garda Andy McCarthy, who was based in Millstreet, received a text which stated that he and a colleague would be shot. Gardaí investigated but failed to provide evidence the texts were sent within the State … (Irish Examiner – 14th Nov)
There’s lots of talk at the minute about Steve Collins coming out of his boxing retirement. He will forever be remembered in Millstreet for his fight with Chris Eubank. Below is the video of that full boxing match from March 18th 1995:
We had been waiting for news of upcoming boxing at the Green Glens arena, and this morning’s Examiner confirms the news:
“BIG-TIME boxing returns to the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on December 10 when Rylane Boxing Club combine with the Garda Boxing Club to stage a show that will be built around the annual visit of the NYPD to box a Garda selection.
In yesterdays Irish Times, there was an article about the Eubank v Collins boxing match in 1994. For anyone that was there, it was probably the best night in the Green Glens in the last 20 years.
TOM HUMPHRIES watched as Chris Eubank arrived on a Harley Davidson but left Millstreet on a tumbril
CLAP CLAP Clap clap clap. Clap clap clap clap. STEVO!
The corrugated roofing of the byre in Millstreet echoed with the rolling thunder which hailed the new super middleweight champion of the world. Mr Steve Collins from Annamoe Terrace in Cabra. All hail.
Millstreet on Saturday night. Seldom can the exotic Chris Eubank from Brighton in England have tasted a stranger or more alien environment.
Travelling with his customary blaze of pomp and circumstance to a small, rural Irish town which reeked of burgers and frying onions; through the homely mess of buildings that is the Millstreet complex, past the rows of thoroughbred horses blinking inscrutably over their half doors, and into the arena where an 8,000 crowd, frenzied with excitement is passing a demented Mexican wave around the place.