Champion fundraiser Kevin Donovan has taken on the huge challenge of running one mile in every GAA Club in County Cork. That is 156 fields, Kevin will run around the GAA ground at Millstreet Town Park on this Saturday (8th June 2019) at 11am in a Millstreet GAA jersey.
The novel venture is in aid of the Cork Deaf Association and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Come along after the Féile Hurling game, join in and run or just cheer on Kevin.
Kevin’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge in Duhallow this Saturday entails visits to Castlemagner(9.15am), Millstreet(11am), Dromtariffe(12.30pm), Cullen(2.30pm) and Knocknagree(4pm).
We thank Denis Hickey of Millstreet Town Park Committee for the following update. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee is made up of volunteers who maintain and upkeep the facilities within the park. Over the last couple of years, we have put in a tarred walkway, water feature, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic area, etc. Our income is mainly from the weekly lotto and some grants. Please continue to support the local lotto. On average our yearly income is approximately €15,000 – with an annual outgoing of a minimum of €6,000, which goes on insurance, gym equipment maintenance, machine repair, etc. Our next planned project, which we have been working on for the last 12 months, is to upgrade the playground, which will cost approximately €120,000. To-date we have received a grant of €14,000 towards the cost of the playground from Cork County Council, we are working with IRD Duhallow and Cork County Council(Clar) for further grants. We currently have €16,000 in our own funds and the €14,000 from Cork County Council, we still have a shortfall of €90,000. With the local elections looming, we are appealing to people to ask the candidates for their help to get grants for the playground.We are asking people for suggestions for fundraising. Any suggestions can be given to chairman Denis Twomey, secretary Denis Hickey, treasurer Geraldine O’ Leary or any other member of the Town Park Committee. See below the construction of the Playground in 1993 (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives)…… [read more …] “Millstreet Town Park News Update April 2019”
It was John O’Keeffe’s niece – Peg O’Keeffe of Drishane Road, Millstreet – who this Monday morning (11th March 2019) officially unveiled the very impressive plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park in the presence of a wonderful cross section of local people and visitors including relatives from Mitchelstown of the late Lena. Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns and Members of Millstreet Town Park were also present. Chairman of Millstreet Town Park Committee – Denis Twomey – delivered a superb speech acknowledging the amazing contribution both John and the late Lena made to Millstreet over several years. Denis Hickey and his Team had the ground and plaque placement splendidly prepared. Here we share some 18 images illustrating what a very special occasion it was – blessed, thankfully, by perfect weather conditions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Everyone is welcome to the unveiling of a special plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 11th March 2019 at 10:30 a.m.. The Plaque is dedicated to John O’Keeffe and the late Lena O’Keeffe in recognition of their magnificent contribution to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and to Millstreet Town Park over many years. Our picture shows John and Lena photographed in 2006. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park will take place on this Friday, 25th Jan. 2019 at 8.00p.m. in the Millstreet Day Care Centre. All are very welcome. The Meeting will be preceded by the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 7:30pm for all Deceased Members. We thank Denis for the notice. (S.R.)
With the arrival of the Wise Men in the Crib as illustrated below in the very creative window of Tommy & Breda Sheehan (formerly the shop and home of the late Mary Cronin in Main Street, Millstreet) it truly marks the beginning of a New Year with the reopening this Sunday of the entire Town Park and the wonderfully mild weather for this time of year. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Feast of the Epiphany 2019”
ORDER OF RUNNING @ MILLSTREET TOWN PARK
Friday the 4th, and Saturday the 5th of January
Judge: Brendan Purcell
Slipper: Sean McAuliffe
Start 11.30am both days. FRIDAY: Twice through Derby Trial Stakes & Oaks Trial Stakes. Once through North Cork Cup (immediately after interval). SATURDAY: Start with Tanyard Stakes, Game Protection Cup & complete card. [ICC]
On Sunday, 23rd September 2018 the annual GAA Hurling Games for the Connie Kelleher Memorial Trophy, the Tommy O’Connor and Alan O’Connor Memorial Trophies took place in splendid weather at Millstreet Town Park. This year a magnificent Trophy in memory of the late Connie Hickey (who was a dedicated Coach) was introduced and presented by the Hickey Family. The event was superbly organized with the inclusion of Millstreet Pipe Band, the flying of the National Flag and the presentations at the GAA Community Hall followed by excellent refreshments for everyone. A huge attendance was in evidence with many people travelling from afar for the special occasion. The dedicated Committee with such people as Mag O’Connor and John O’Riordan and many others ensured a most successful annual event. Here we share the first of our pictorial recordings from the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Games at Millstreet Town Park on Sunday Blessed with Excellent Weather”
Many Primary Schools participated enthusiastically in the Annual School Sports held at Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 18th June 2018. Great credit is due to Millstreet Athletic Club for the overall preparation and running of the excellent event. Here we share our first feature of the uplifting event where with some 14 images we meet the Organisers, the young Participants, the Teachers and Parents on a day blessed with excellent weather conditions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On Wednesday, 13th June 2013 (Feast of St. Anthony of Padua) Millstreet Camogie Team extended a royal welcome to Cork Hurling Star Supreme – Alan Cadogan who participated in a most impressive coaching session followed by the signing of an enormous number of autographs and standing in for numerous photographs. Alan was most generous with his time, his interest and in his advice. The overall event was kindly sponsored by CAB Motors, Cork and Millstreet won the recent competition on Facebook with the most “likes” with Deirdre Looney and her Co-workers coordinating the successful project. Later we shall upload a full pictorial feature but here we share the overall Team Photograph with Alan Cadogan. Despite the wet and windy conditions in the Town Park it was a most enjoyable occasion with an excellent Barbeque provided by Tony O’Brien and his Team. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Alan Cadogan Welcomed by Millstreet Camogie Team”
We were fortunate to record a truly magnificent Rainbow over Millstreet Town Park at 5.30 this evening (Sunday, 15th April 2018). It looked like the end of the rainbow … with its pot of gold … appeared to be over the Pitch-and-Putt Course! Even the walkers in the Park at the time never felt closer to a rainbow. But when you come to think about it – the recent wonderfully upgraded Pitch-and-Putt Course must be gold to its many Loyal Players. Here we share four images of this evening’s “rainbow magic”.Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Rainbow Over Millstreet Town Park This Evening”
As preparations continue for the much anticipated Vintage Event in Millstreet Town Park in aid of such a praiseworthy cause – on speaking with Denis Hickey today he wished to indicate that while the Pitch would be closed on this coming Saturday and Sunday, the Car Park, Children’s Playground and Pitch-and-Putt Course would remain open. (S.R.)
The very popular annual “Moveathon” event involving Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. takes place in Millstreet Town Park on this Friday, 17th June 2016 from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.. No interruption will occur for the many daily Park visitors who are increasingly using the superb walking path and the 24 fitness machines. We thank Mr. O’Connor, Principal for this important notice. (S.R.)
Happy childhood memories the best memories of all
And my younger years in Millstreet I will always recall
On evenings in Summer up to the mid Fall
In the Townpark at the West End we played gaelic football
My friends of my youth where might they be today
Like me have the years left them balder and gray
Though some of them in the home Parish did stay
In life one might say we just went our own way
Since those days so many years have come and gone
And time does not wait it just ticks on and on
Many of the friends of my youth I may not see again
Though good memories of them with me does remain
And in fancy I chase the football up and down
With my happy young friends in the Park of the Town. [read more …] “Happy Childhood Memories”
Millstreet Juvenile GAA will host the annual Connie Kelleher, Tommy O’Connor & Alan O’Connor (R.I.P.) Perpetual Cups Tournament this Sunday 11th at 12.30p.m. in the Park.
U8 & U10’s will play Football, while U12’s will play Hurling. Players to be in the park for 12p.m.
Please note there are currently weather warnings in place. Should this need to be rescheduled it will be held on the following Sunday 18th.
The winning Cork red u15 football team in the Humphrey Kelleher tournament in Milstreet on Saturday (July 4th). Included above is Colin Walsh of Cullen who plays with Duarigle Gaels (Cullen + Millstreet). Photo from Rebel Óg Coaching