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.
[read more …] “Happy Childhood Memories”

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

[read more …] “Cork ‘Red’ win the Humphery Kelleher Tournament”

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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Magnificent New “Outdoor Gym” in Preparation at Millstreet Town Park

Pat & James are delighted to learn of the magnificent new "Outdoor Gym" presently under construction at Millstreet Town Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Pat Cronin & James L. Moynihan are delighted to learn of the magnificent new “Outdoor Gym” presently under construction at Millstreet Town Park. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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The Glynn Brothers from Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo who are so very efficiently arranged to put in place an amazing 24 health and fitness units in different locations throughout the perimeter of the playing area of the Town Park.   Already so many avail of the excellent surround-path but now to have this marvellous extra amenity is totally uplifting.
The Glynn Brothers from Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo who are so very efficiently arranging to put in place an amazing 24 health and fitness units in different locations throughout the perimeter of the playing area of the Town Park. Already so many avail of the excellent surround-path but now to have this marvellous extra amenity is totally uplifting.

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This new development is so very welcome and is sure to be a winner with many in this age of health and fitness.   The location for the different units was marked with a circle on the pathway.  We share some more images from our witnessing of the excellent preparations on [read more …] “Magnificent New “Outdoor Gym” in Preparation at Millstreet Town Park”

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 Coursing – Order of Running

2014-01-02 Millstreet Town Park in sunshine set up for coursingOrder of Running for the upcoming Millstreet Coursing Meet (ICC)

  • Friday 2nd, and Saturday 3rd of January (starting at 11:30am both days)
  • Friday : Twice through the Derby Trial Stakes and Oaks Trial Stakes. Once through North Cork Cup (after interval).
  • Saturday : Start with Tanyard Stake, Game Protection Cup and complete card.
  • Judge: Tony Reddan / Slipper: Sean McAuliffe / Asst Slipper: David O’Connor.

See below the runners draws and more (results added also):

[read more …] “Millstreet Coursing – Order of Running”

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

 

Letter Matt Murphy

Town Park Grant for Outdoor Gym

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”

Connie Kelleher, Alan O’Connor, and Tommy O’Connor Cups

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The teams that took part in the Connie Kelleher, Alan O’Connor, and Tommy O’Connor Perpetual Cup games in the Town Park this morning. There’s lots of more photos below: [read more …] “Connie Kelleher, Alan O’Connor, and Tommy O’Connor Cups”

Annual Perpetual Cups Tournament

The Annual Perpetual Cups Tournament in memory of the late Tommy O’Connor, Alan O’Connor, and Connie Kelleher R.I.P., will be held on Sunday October 26th @11am in the Town Park.
The tournaments are for U8’s football, U10’s football, and U12’s hurling.
Players are asked to be in park at 10:45am as games will begin at 11am sharp.

Save Millstreet Town Park

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Where the line of trees once stood, is now bare. The plan is to erect fencing the same as the astro pitch in its place

I was utterly disgusted to find the destruction of the southern line of conifers in Millstreet Town Park now complete. A number of years ago the line sheltering the car park was cut down. Last year another dozen or more were cut down to make way for another football pitch…and now the carnage is complete. (Or is it???) I can think of no good reason why these perfectly healthy trees should have been cut down. They provided shelter from the southern gales and a brief but pleasant escape from the concrete and metal jungle that we have surrounded ourselves with in our daily lives. No More.. Now we have the inglorious view of the gable end of the National School complete with 40ft steel container, more floodlights and a huge floodlit metal cage (see picture above).
The lovely sycamore which adorned the entrance to the hare escape, which I believe was planted by the late Joe Buckley, was also hacked down. (The pale stump being left to remind us of the beautiful colours of the leaves it would be displaying this autumn.) That was pure malicious. The hare escape [read more …] “Save Millstreet Town Park”

Duhallow Hurling Final in Millstreet Town Park

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Match Programme

Results from the Duhallow Finals in Millstreet Town Park Today

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Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship Final

Kilbrin 1-17 Banteer 0-11

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Duhallow Junior B Football Championship Final

Knocknagree 0-10 Kanturk 0-9

[read more …] “Duhallow Hurling Final in Millstreet Town Park”

Paragliders Supreme Capture Superb Aerial Coverage of EJC2014

And here are the two courageous paragliders supreme - from left: Donal Cashman of Tullig and Dorin BD from abroad - who so impressed all the participants during the EJC2014 Town Parade on Saturday, 26th July.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
And here are the two courageous paragliders supreme – from left: Donal Cashman of Tullig and Dorin Bd from Romania – who so impressed all the participants during the EJC2014 Town Parade on Saturday, 26th July. Thank you for such unique aerial shots.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Pitch & Putt Event on Monday 4th August 2014

With Shane Browne almost getting a hole-in-one in the Two Ball Scramble at Millstreet Pitch & Putt Course on Monday evening, the willing teams included Colin Murphy with Con Buckley and Simon Murphy with Shane Browne.   Pictured here are the enthusiastic participants.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
With Shane Browne almost getting a hole-in-one in the Two Ball Scramble at Millstreet Pitch & Putt Course on Monday evening, the winning teams included Colin Murphy with Con Buckley and Simon Murphy with Shane Browne. Pictured here are the enthusiastic participants. Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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Pitch & Putt 3 ball Scramble Competition on Monday, 4th August from 7pm

Pitch & Putt 3 ball Scramble competition this Monday night 4th August commencing from 7.00pm.

Ladies, Gents, children, beginners all welcome. €2.00 fee per person. Please come and support.

We thank Ronan Galvin for this notice.  (S.R.)

 

Appreciating Millstreet Town Park

Denis and Dan with their loyal pet dog comment on  the superb ongoing developments in Millstreet Town Park as Patrick and Tony give a wonderfully fresh new look to the Park Gates and maintain the vast grass area in a splendid manner.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Denis and Dan with loyal pet dog, Jasper, comment on the superb ongoing developments in Millstreet Town Park as Patrick and Tony give a wonderfully fresh new look to the Park Gates and maintain the vast grass area in a splendid manner. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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GAA pitch in full swing

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Pictures of the Millstreet under 8 football team at the blitz on Saturday last (21st) in the Town Park. It was one of the regular Monster Blitzs that Millstreet partake in and it was great to host the occasion when the weather was so great and Clara Mountain shone in the background. We had teams from Mallow, Cullen, Clondrohid, Dromtarriffe, Meelin… We have a wonderful town park – let’s use it as often as we can!! (pics thanks to Sinead)

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