Town Park This Weekend

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.)

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Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success

Friends and Supporters of All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Chloe, Megan and Leah – all of the Competitors from the Aubane/Mushera area of Millstreet – wish every success to the three excellent Sports Ambassadors as they compete in this highly prestigious Boxing Final in Dublin. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
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Bon Voyage to Dan Until His Return Visit to Millstreet Next Year

In the wonderful autumnal setting of Millstreet Country Park we met these three well known gentlemen this morning.  Dan Horgan a native of the Ballydaly/Rathduane region of Millstreet is about to travel to his New York home following his annual visit to this native area.  And to wish Dan an enjoyable and safe journey James L. Moynihan (on left) and Denis Hickey extended their sincere greetings.   We look forward to seeing Dan back again next year doing his daily walk in his favourite Millstreet Town Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
In the wonderful autumnal setting of Millstreet Town Park we met these three well known gentlemen this morning. Dan Horgan (centre) a native of the Ballydaly/Rathduane region of Millstreet is about to travel to his New York home following his annual visit to this native area. And to wish Dan an enjoyable and safe journey James L. Moynihan (on left) and Denis Hickey extended their sincere greetings. We look forward to seeing Dan back again next year doing his daily walk in his favourite Millstreet Town Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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“Moveathon” at Town Park on Friday

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.)1606140162-600

Uplifting New Developments at Millstreet Town Park

Recent uplifting developments at Millstreet Town Park include the placement of these very impressive new bollards and the opening up and landscaping of the area close to the Dressing Room areas and Playground
Recent uplifting developments at Millstreet Town Park include the placement of these very impressive new bollards and the opening up and landscaping of the area close to the Dressing Room and Playground area.  Great credit is due to all who helped to make this a reality.  (S.R.)

Happy Childhood Memories

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.
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Juvenile GAA Cups – this Sunday

2014-10-25 Millstreet GAA - crest logoMillstreet 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.

International Sport at Millstreet Town Park with Finbar, Fergal and Don!

International Sport at Millstreet Town Park!  Fergal Collins with his son Finbar from Australia visiting his native Millstreet participating in sport with Don Twomey in the exquisite Millstreet setting blessed with excellent weather.  Fergal is a wonderfully loyal supporter of the Millstreet website.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
International Sport at Millstreet Town Park! Fergal Collins with his son Finbar from Australia visiting his native Millstreet participating in sport with Don Twomey in the exquisite Millstreet setting blessed with excellent weather. Fergal is a wonderfully loyal supporter of the Millstreet website. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Cork ‘Red’ win the Humphery Kelleher Tournament

2015-07-05 The winning Cork Red U15 football team in the Humphrey Kelleher tournament in MilstreetThe 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

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Mark Ellis Officially Opens Magnificent New Outdoor Gym at Town Park

 

GAA Sportsman Supreme, Mark Ellis offically opens the hugely impressive Outdoor Gym's 24 Units at Millstreet Town Park on Friday, evening, 1st May 2015.  MC Noel Collins (on right of Mark) delivered an outstanding address in which he paid very special tribute to the late Town Park Members whose vision and dedication brought our wonderfully superb People's Park to reality.   Lots more pictures to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
GAA Sportsman Supreme, Mark Ellis offically opened the hugely impressive Outdoor Gym’s 24 Units at Millstreet Town Park on Friday, evening, 1st May 2015.  MC Supreme Noel Collins (on right of Mark) delivered an outstanding address in which he paid very special tribute to the late Town Park Committee Members whose vision and dedication brought our wonderfully superb People’s Park to reality. Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. (on extreme right) blessed the splendid new development. Millstreet Pipe Band in full uniform marvellously enhansed the historic occasion as weather conditions necessitated colourful umbrellas.  Brendan Murphy and I recorded for LTV2 Millstreet.  Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Wonderfully Uplifting Report at AGM of Millstreet Local Lotto Association

The AGM of Millstreet Local Lotto was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 20th March 2015.   Following a most encouraging annual report which revealed that a very significant contribution of several thousand euro was distributed equally between Millstreet GAA, Millstreet Tidy Towns and Millstreet Town Park
The AGM of Millstreet Local Lotto was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 20th March 2015. Following a most encouraging annual report which revealed that a very significant contribution of several thousand euro was distributed equally between Millstreet GAA,  Millstreet Youth Amenity Fund (not Millstreet Tidy Towns as indicated in original post) and Millstreet Town Park during the past year – the dedicated members of the Committee (pictured) were treated to a superb meal and later to a marvellous musical evening of entertainment coordinated by Marie Twomey.   Sincere congratulations to this remarkably hard-working local Group who have so magnificently enhanced Millstreet through such generous voluntary efforts on a weekly basis throughout the year – every year.  Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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New Nest Boxes by our Men’s Shed

20150310_200459- Men's Shed Nest Boxes10th 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.

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Millstreet Town Park “Outdoor Gym” Becomes a Reality on Thursday

On Thursday, 12th Feb. 2015 Millstreet Town Park "Outdoor Gym" became a reality when the 24 very impressive units were installed by the wonderfully efficient Co. Mayo Company.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
On Thursday, 12th Feb. 2015 Millstreet Town Park “Outdoor Gym” became a reality when the 24 very impressive units were installed by the wonderfully efficient Co. Mayo Company. Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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AGM of Millstreet Town Park on Friday at 8pm

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.)

Millstreet Town Park

17th November 2014

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

 

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