Organisers of the Mini-Festival in 1995

“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.”

The photo is in Millstreet Museum. Anyone hazard a guess at the names?  [read more …] “Organisers of the Mini-Festival in 1995”

On this day 20 years ago: 18th March 1995: Collins v Eubannk

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.

Collins had enlisted the help of well known guru Tony Quinn, and they led the press to believe that Collins would be [read more …] “On this day 20 years ago: 18th March 1995: Collins v Eubannk”

Millstreet in the News – 20th November 2013

O’Flynn Medical Announces its Largest Expansion: Tadhg O’Flynn speaks of their recent successes in the health industry which will ensure the long-term viability of O’Flynn Medical … (oflynnmedical.com 20th Nov)

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)

Hurling Training Thursday:  Senior class hurlers are being put through their paces … (St. Brendan’s N.S. – 19th Nov)

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)

Boxing: British Face-Off #7: Eubane v Collins: Chris Eubank talks about how Steve Collins got inside his head before the Millstreet bout back in 1995 (video) … (SkySports.com 16th Nov)

In the Holly Bough: Niall and Conor Moynihan appear in this years Cork HollyBough (16th Nov 2013)

Acclaimed singer back on home turf: Critically acclaimed Rathcoole singer Annmarie O’Riordan will be back on home turf on Friday, November 22 in Mallow … (Corkman 14th Nov) [poster]

Deserving young people receive West Cork Garda Youth Awards: Conor Corkery of Liscahane and Ellen O’Leary of Lisnaboy were honoured were awarded for services to their community … (Corkman 14th 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)

Boxing in the Green Glens

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.

It was at the Green Glens that Steve Collins stripped Chris Eubank of his WBO world super middleweight title and, after confirming his superiority over the former [read more …] “Boxing in the Green Glens”

Eubank on sharp end of Collins

Steve Collins can hardly believe the unanamous result of his fight with Chris Eubank
Steve Collins can hardly believe the unanamous result of his fight with Chris Eubank

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.

Read the full article here on the Irish Times.