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
10th March 2015, the Millstreet Mens Shed presented members of Millstreet Tidy Town association with 12 nest boxes.
The nest boxes which were beautifully built by the Men’s Shed and will be strategically located around the greener parts of Millstreet. Mainly the Town park, Clara Rd, Community school and perhaps even across from the Men’s Shed so the lads can observe their handy work.
There are 3 different types of nest boxes involved and a huge amount of effort and craftsmanship was placed into the creation of these nest boxes.
More information will be available on nest boxes on Millstreet Tidy Town website, which will be up and running in the coming weeks.
Many thanks to all involved. Pictured are Bertie Buckley and members of Mens Shed and Derry Sheehan and Kieran Murphy of Millstreet Tidy Town.
The AGM of Millstreet Town Park will take place on Friday, 16th January at 8.00 pm in The Canon O’ Donovan Centre, Clara Road. This will be preceded by Mass in St. Patrick’s Church for our Deceased Members at 7.30 pm. Everybody welcome. We thank Denis for the notice. (S.R.)
Over the past few months Millstreet Town Park Committee have come under unrelenting ill-considered and intemperate criticisms regarding our management of the Town Park in the local media. We refer specifically to the criticisms of Mr.Matt Murphy.For the record we enclose a copy of the Town Parks response to his letter of the 29/09/2013 wherein we advised Mr.Murphy of an alternative walk to mitigate any short term inconvenience to the general public. We are not legislators,as of now coursing is a legal activity governed by conditions imposed by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and also comes under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture. If Mr. Murphy or indeed the Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports or the Association of Hunt Saboteurs Ireland have issues regarding coursing then surely the correct procedure would be to petition the legislators in Dail Eireann for a change in the legislation. We have particular difficulty with Mr. Murphy’s criticism and the inconsistencies contained in his various letters. In his letter of 29/09/2013 his concluding paragraph acknowledged the good work done in the Park over the years by the committee and stated that it is a wonderful facility and greatly appreciated. In his letter of 12/10/2014 he writes of the contempt that he says that our committee has for the people of Millstreet and that the committee is basically a GAA Club in all but name which contentions we totally and emphatically refute. In his letter of 15/10/2014 he then acknowledges the time and effort that our committee have given to our community over the years. However, it is noted that he is quoted in the Corkman of 13/11/2014 that he has general issues with the Town Park in addition to coursing. Our committee is made up of people who give unselfishly of their time to enhance the facilities of the Town Park. The amenities in the Park and their constant utilisation speak volumes. Furthermore, several of our members are involved in the operation of the Local Lotto, the proceeds of which benefit the Park and other clubs in our community. , Our members were particularly dismayed and saddened by Mr. Murphy’s call in his letter of 12/10/2014 telling the public to stop buying Local Lotto tickets and note that he has made no attempt to retract this admonition. Even at this late stage, a change of heart by Mr. Murphy regarding the Lotto tickets would be a very welcome gesture. Finally, any reduction in the finances available either from the locality or State funding will have serious consequences for the future of the Town Park. Millstreet Tidy Town Committee
Millstreet Town Park received €7,500 from the Cork County Council Community Fund, towards their new outdoor fitness equipment. The note below is from Cllr John Paul O’Shea:
Over €75,000 was allocated to communities across the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area this week as part of Cork County Council’s Community Fund. The fund was established to support community and voluntary groups who wish to undertake capital development projects in their respective villages and towns.
Welcoming the allocations, Chairman of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “The commitment of Cork County Council to allocate monies to these deserving projects is indeed a very welcome announcement for community groups within the Kanturk and Mallow areas. This funding will undoubtedly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations who have worked extremely hard in recent months planning for such developments in their respective communities and I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour becoming a reality during the coming months”. [read more …] “Town Park Grant for Outdoor Gym”