Millstreet Coursing 2011

Killinuna Beauty turns the hare in action from the coursing meet which was held in Millstreet Town Park on the last two days of 2011.

Coursing PRO Yvonne Harrington posted the results on her website Coursing Diary, and also posted a huge gallery of 124 photos from the two day meet on SmugMug.com. [read more …] “Millstreet Coursing 2011”

First Millstreet Town Park Committee Honoured and Remembered

To honour and remember the first Millstreet Town Park Committee members (and also people who have contributed so much to the care of the Town Park over many years) a special plaque has recently been put in place at Millstreet Town Park. This gesture is so very appropriate in that those wonderfully community-spirited people in the Ireland of the 1950s were so supremely far-seeing and conscious of what a magnificent setting like our Town Park (within our town) would mean for future generations. And how right they were! What a truly exquisite amenity we have in our town. Very special credit is due not only to the early pioneers of this great project and who are recalled on the impressive plaque but also to the present-day Town Park Committee. We thank Jerry Lehane for alerting us to this most deserving of monuments which is now permanently in place at the Town Park. Long may future generations enjoy such a marvellous environmental gem. (S.R.)

Millstreet Celtic 4 UCC A 1

We beat UCC 4-1 in the park this morning to register our second league win in a row. We started well and had a chance in the 1st min when Paul Dawson played in Barry Lawlor who shot just wide. We kept the pressure up and got the opener after 10 mins. Lawlor swung in a corner which was met by Tadhg Collins. His header was blocked on the line but Dawson was waiting to slot home the rebound. Just 5 mins later we were two ahead. Good work on the wing from Brian Murphy saw the ball fed inside the box to Michael Murphy who cut back and curled a great shot to the far corner. We had more chances but it was UCC who got the next goal after a scramble in the box. The second half was [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 4 UCC A 1”

Mary McSweeney Receives Her Wonderful Millstreet Local Lotto Cheque

Pictured on Sunday night at Tarrant's Bridge Bar, Millstreet at the presentation of the €13,200.00 cheque to Mary Mc Sweeney, Killarney Road, Millstreet from Millstreet Local Lotto. Seated, from left: Joan Sheehan (seller of the winning ticket), Marie Twomey (Millstreet Lotto Committee member), Mary Mc Sweeney (winner of the grand prize), Eily Buckley. At back, from left: Stephen Tarrant, Bobby Evans, Mary O'Connor, Donal Guiney, Mairéad Tarrant, Marian O'Sullivan, Tommy Tucker, Margaret Bourke, Cllr. Noel Buckley, Denis Twomey and Michael O'Sullivan. Sincere congratulations to Mary on such a magnificent win and well done to Millstreet Local Lotto Committee on such inspiring dedication on a weekly basis in consistently organising this all-important fund-raising project which is of enormous benefit to Millstreet. (S.R.)

Buggy push around Millstreet town park

    On behalf of the commitee members of the parent/toddler group we would like to thank

everyone who took part in a buggy push

around Millstreet town park on Tuesday September 20th.

All proceeds going to the neo-natal clinic in C.U.H.

(pictures taken by Carmel Walsh)

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Primary School Sports – Great Enthusiasm Despite the Rain!

School Sports at Millstreet Town Park this morning (23rd June 2011) - Rain did not dampen the wonderful enthusiasm of the children.

Children from the various Primary Schools took part in the Annual School Sports today.   Great credit is due to the children, teachers and organisers who braved a few heavy showers of rain during the event but who [read more …] “Primary School Sports – Great Enthusiasm Despite the Rain!”

Millstreet Celtic 3 Crescent 3

Congratulations to Millstreet Celtic who today are Champions of Cork AUL Division 2A after drawing with title challengers Crescent in The Town Park, Millstreet, in a tense and exciting game in front of an good crowd who cheered on the Millstreet team to title honours.

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Match Report by Tim Kiely: We drew 3-3 with Crescent in the park this morning to secure the 2A title. Playing with a stiff breeze in the 1st half we were slow to get going and were punished after just 8 mins. A through ball caught out our defence and the Crescent striker finished well. We responded to this setback in excellent fashion and got back level just 10 mins later. Strong work from Tadhg Collins on the right saw him get to the end line and pull the ball back to the edge of the six yard box where it was met by the onrushing Chris Cleary. We were the stronger team after this and went close a couple of times through Collins and Mike Murphy before taking the lead in the 30th min. Collins won a breaking ball on the edge of the box and played it out left to Barry Lawlor. [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 3 Crescent 3”

Head Cases Indeed

They must be into drinking lunatic juice or smoking wizzy weed
The Millstreet Town Park vandals are head cases indeed
Perhaps venting their frustration on society
But their vandalizing of a beautiful timber fence does seem all wrong to me
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The praises of such people none ever do sing
Any honour to their towns their type never do bring
[read more …] “Head Cases Indeed”

Drishane Region Project Ltd. A.G.M. 2010 & Hugely Important FÁS Input

Pictured in the Canon O'Donovan Centre tonight at the Annual General Meeting of Drishane Region Project Ltd. supported by FÁS - Seated (from left): Sharon Lane (Acting Secretary & G.A.A.), Gordon O'Keeffe (Chairman & Tidy Town Association), Pat Breen (Treasurer & Millstreet Pitch & Putt). Back row (from left): Gerry McGrath (FÁS Senior Development Officer), Denis Hickey (FÁS Supervisor, Millstreet), Cllr. Noel Buckley (Millstreet Community Council), Jerry Lehane (Millstreet Town Park Committee) and Sheila Murphy (representing Mary Feeley, Canon O'Donovan Centre Projects). Behind the camera - Seán Radley (Millstreet Museum/Tourist Information Centre).

Donncha Team Training at Town Park

Renowned Cork footballer, Donncha O’Connor was at Millstreet Town Park this evening (29th July) to conduct a very comprehensive training session with Millstreet GAA Juvenile Club members – the Under-14s and the Under-16s.   We were also introduced to the new addition to the local Juvenile Kit – the “Under Armour Skin” – clothing which keeps sportspeople cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter.   Many thanks to Michael for alerting us to this Town Park happening.  (Seán)

Donncha O'Connor pictured with Millstreet GAA Juvenile Under-14s and Under-16s at the Training Session on this Thursday evening in Millstreet Town Park.

Lots more pics below [read more …] “Donncha Team Training at Town Park”

Town Park Flower Power

The wonderfully impressive work of the local FÁS Employment Scheme completing one of a number of splendid flower-beds at Millstreet Town Park. From left: Denis Hickey (Supervisor), Derry O'Connor, Pat Lane and Shane Browne.

Following on Hannelie’s recent uplifting feature on Millstreet Town Park we are preparing a series of pictures illustrating the magnificent amenity it truly is and we also focus on the dedicated team who continually maintain and develop the superb gem we have in Millstreet Town.   Here we focus on the excellent work of FÁS who on this very Monday morning added a further flower-bed feature further enhancing this hugely popular location. (Seán)

More photos below: [read more …] “Town Park Flower Power”