What a night! Kilcorney’s Conor O’Callaghan captains Cork to victory over Tipp in Under 20 Munster Hurling Final this Wednesday evening, 23rd Dec. 2020. The exciting event was broadcast live on TG4. Sincere congratulations to Conor and the entire Cork Team on such a magnificent sporting achievement.
Colin O’ Riordan’s g-g-grandmother was born in Coomlogane, Millstreet, about 1853. She was Julia Corkery, sister of Big Jerh, and she marrried James Twohig of Banteer in 1884. Their daughter, Ellen Twohig married Thomas O’ Riordan of Farrendoyle in 1918. Ellen and Thomas O’ Riordan had 11 children, and are both buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Millstreet.Colin’s gran-aunt, Julia, became a nun and was known as Sr. Agnes in Drishane Convent. Sr. Denise (Noreen) O’Riordan, was another gran-aunt of Colin O’ Riordan. Sr. Denise was a member of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word, Ohio, for 72 years and her passing earlier this year aged 87, marked the end of an era for that generation of the O’ Riordan family. Congratulations and continued success to Colin, his parents Michael and Imelda, and the extended O’ Riordan family in Farrendoyle and Tipperary.”
Colin’s wonderfully inspiring words following the historic win by Tipperary on Sunday, 22nd Nov. 2020:
“I can’t put it into words. It’s an emotional day for me. A few weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be here and just to be out there with the lads giving it your all for the sake of Tipperary, I can’t put it into words.
It’s the best feeling I’ve had in many years. It just fills me with pride so much, I get emotional even thinking about it. To me, it’s one of the best days of my life…
We’ve put in stepping stones with Tipp for a long time. Obviously I wasn’t there for the last few years, playing with Sydney or whatever. To come back to the stepping stones that these boys have out in for the last five years since I’ve been away.
This isn’t about me. It isn’t about Colin O’Riordan coming out to give interviews, it’s about the boys out here. To me, it means so much to be able to put on the Tipp jersey. It’s something I will never take for granted, it’s something I’ll respect to the day I die, that I had the opportunity to wear the jersey.
It’s a massive opportunity for me. I just want to say that I’m extremely thankful to Sydney for giving me the opportunity to play this game.
They were 100 per cent within their rights to say no to me and refuse me permission to play. They had no problem. John Longmire and all these lads over there with the Sydney Swans are an incredible organisation.”
We thank Pádraig O’Driscoll for sharing this image of the very successful Millstreet Team on Saturday, 15th Aug. 2020 when in the Bon Secours Cork Intermediate Football Championship they played Ballinora at Macroom Castle Grounds pitch. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.) Pádraig comments: “Hard fought win this Saturday evening v Ballinora 8 pts to 5 ….. Come on the Sráid!“
Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club
The next competition will be a “Foursomes Matchplay.”
Foursomes is a team competition format in which a side is made up of two players, and those two players take every second shot hitting the same golf ball.
Please send entries to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 16 August to be included in the seeded draw.
We thank Pat Breen for this notice.
The next competition will be a “3 ball scramble” open to all adult and juvenile members. If interested please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 9 August. Teams of 3 players of mixed ability will be drawn and entrants will be informed via text. Competitors can play anytime during the following week up to 8pm on Sunday 16 August, 2020.
We thank Pat Breen for this important notice. (S.R.)
The first competition of the year will be a scratch matchplay competition open to all adult members (ladies and gents). Please note that that this is a scratch matchplay competition where one player plays another and no handicaps apply All Covid-19 restrictions apply.
The draw will take place on Sunday 5th July at 6 p.m. Entry fee is €3. If interested please text your name to 086 8510423 to be included in the draw. We thank Pat Breen for this notice. (S.R.)
An eight-year-old boy from Dublin who was due to make his First Holy Communion tomorrow is instead cycling a marathon close to his home for a charity close to his heart. This wonderfully uplifting and very inspiring story recently featured on the RTÉ Television News. He has already raised nearly €11,000 through his GoFundMe Page !! Update: The Fund has now reached an absolutely amazing €67,172.00 which includes a very generous contribution by Conor McGregor of €50,000.00! (S.R.)
Well done Eoin on behalf of all the coaches and boys from Kilmacud in Dublin….was just one of the many messages shared with Eoin.
This is Eoin McCormack of Dublin who is Essie Roche’s Grandson. Eibhlín, Bríd & Ciarán Roche wish their cousin the very best of luck. Sincere congratulations to Eoin on his truly inspirational project. Eoin’s Mum is Margaret (née Roche) of Drishanebeg. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
To show his sincere appreciation to his Neighbours and Friends who have been so hugely supportive to his sporting career over the past year – even the printing of a wonderfully impressive road sign in the Liscahane and Cloghoula areas – Darragh Cashman, his Parents and Family arranged to share the All-Ireland Cup with All during a photo opportunity session in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Wednesday, 4th Dec. 2019 at 8pm. Also on display was Darragh’s All-Star Award. Here we share two of the group images from the uplifting event. (S.R.)
UPDATE: Sincere congratulations to Darragh on his magnificent game this afternoon (1st Sept. 2019) in Croke Park as an all-important member of the Victorious Cork Team.
To extend very best wishes to Darragh Cashman, Sportsman Supreme and a Student of Millstreet Community School in advance of his Croke Park appearance in the All-Ireland Minor Football Final as a member of the Cork Team on Sunday, 1st Sept. 2019 – Pól Ó Síodhcháin MCS Principal, Frances Moynihan MCS Deputy Principal and Darragh’s sister Clara accompanied Darragh on Friday (30th Sept.) to West End to be pictured in front of an array of hugely impressive Posters saluting Darragh. Here we share some six images from the uplifting occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park”
As Fisherman Supreme, Luke O’Donoghue, presently competing in the World Youth Fly-Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic. His father, Billy shared two images of Luke with the Irish team preparing for the historic event. The O’Donoghue Family wishes to express sincere thanks for the enormous support extended by the Millstreet Community and beyond for the wonderfully talented Sportsman Luke. Every success to Luke and his Irish Team. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet G.A.A. wishes the very best to
Darragh Cashman, Luke Murphy & The Cork Minor Football Team
All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final
Cork 4-12 Mayo 1-13
3pm, Saturday August 10th (today!), in Croke Park
(watch the match on the TG4 Player)
The hugely popular Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019 was visited by the renowned Sports Icon Supreme – Rena Buckley – on Thursday, 1st August 2019. Rena gave an inspirational address to the enthusiastic participants outlining the many safety tips and the correct eating habits for those involved in the world of sport. Some most interesting questions from the young people were superbly answered by Rena who then joined all for an historic group photo. Here we share a selection of images from the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019”
Great credit is due to the local Coordinators for organising the Annual Camogie Camp in Millstreet Town Park which is presently taking place. Special Guest Coaches Tim O’Mahony of Newtownshandrum (Senior Cork Hurler), Kate O’Keeffe (Cork Camogie Player) and Darragh Cashman (Under 20 Cork Hurler) have been providing great inspiration to the many young participants. Here we share images from the uplifting sporting event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park”
Sincere congratulations to the superb St. John’s GAA Football Team of Aubane and beyond on their magnificent victory in the Final at Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork on Sunday afternoon, 21st July 2019 against Ballyphehane (2:9 to 1:5). Led by Millstreet Gardaí and Millstreet Pipe Band the victorious Team and Supporters paraded from Macroom Road to The Bridge, Millstreet on Sunday at 8pm.Here we share some 21 images from the truly uplifting and cheerful occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “St. John’s Wonderful Victory Parade on Sunday Evening”
Blessed with wonderful weather in Millstreet Town Park this Monday, 17th June 2019 – the Annual School Sports were thoroughly enjoyed by the many pupils from a large number of Primary Schools. Organised by Millstreet Athletic Club the annual event was a tremendous success. We recorded lots of images of the athletic efforts of the energetic children and will share these later. Here we view the School with the highest accumulative score this year – Derrinagree N.S.. We also illustrate a number of items found at the end of the event which may be claimed by phoning Maeve on 087 261 7001 . Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On Friday, 7th June 2019 a wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz was held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet. Special thanks to Joanne & Staff for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for all attending the very enjoyable Quiz superbly devised by Question Master supreme – Liam Flynn – assisted by Kathleen Flynn. The Poster below explains the praiseworthy purpose of the Quiz:
Here we share not only images from the Quiz but also pictures which Luke’s father, Billy, has made available showing some of the awards already won by the splendidly talented Fisherman – Luke O’Donoghue. There was tremendous support for the event and Thomas Galvin was especially praised for his promotional work. One of our images below just illustrates the large number of prizes presented for the Draw.
And there was even a prize for the most original name chosen by a Team – won by this Group: [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke”
Kevin runs One Mile Challenge on Town Park
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).
The Kerry Athletics Awards Banquet took place in the Kenmare Bay Hotel Friday April 12th 2019.On the night the excellent performances of the Athletes during 2018 were celebrated.Sincere congratulations goes to two very talented young Athletes. Brother and Sister Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet .They both received a beautiful Kerry Club Award for their outstanding preformances with Gneeveguilla Athletic Club throughout 2018. Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such wonderful success in the world of sport.
Conor Moynihan had a really magnificent Swim Gala in South Africa last week…28-31 March 2019… with lots of PBs (personal bests) and medals. Conor is grandson of Margaret & Michael Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet. We thank Conor’s Dad – Niall – for sharing this wonderful image of Swimmer Supreme Conor and for the update on such superb achievements in the World of Sport. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Team Coach supreme, Jimmy Murphy, shares the following uplifting facts about the wonderfully successful St. John’s GAA Club (with Players from Aubane, Mushera, Millstreet, Kilcorney and beyond) especially after being victorious in the recent Final played at Ovens:
“A truly wonderful Team but also a truly unique Team. Four families of brothers and two O’Keeffes – Denis and Paddy. The Sheahans Tom and Adrian. The Kellehers Brian and Denis. The Corkerys Donal, Neil and Paudie. Also Dave Barrett – son of Selector, John Barrett. Dave is Uncle to Eric and Eoin. But most unique of all must be Father and Son – Huey and Kevin Sheahan. Truly unique stats and all the Team have great friendships.”
We thank Jimmy for sharing such very interesting and quite fascinating facts about an amazing GAA team with superbly inspiring dedication and sporting spirit. (S.R.)
The Community Council would also encourage businesses and householders in the town to put on a display of flags for Chloe on Sunday and for Cultural Night on Friday, 21st September.
We thank Noel Buckley for this uplifting notice. (S.R.)