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Sunday 20 August 2017

Great turnout at Humphrey Kelleher Memorial Cup Final

Former Cork great Con Hartnett with Mai Kelleher and Mary O'Connor at the Humphrey Kelleher Tournament Final in Millstreet. Below: The Millstreet Pipe Band leading the pre-match parade. Photo by John Tarrant
Former Cork great Con Hartnett with Mai Kelleher and Mary O'Connor at the Humphrey Kelleher Tournament Final in Millstreet. Below: The Millstreet Pipe Band leading the pre-match parade. Photo by John Tarrant

Millstreet played host to the Humphrey Kelleher Memorial U15 Football Cup Final on Saturday last.

The tournament remembered a great exponent in Millstreet and Cork football who helped Cork capture the 1973 All Ireland Senior Football Championship title.

U15 county teams from Tipperary, Limerick, Clare, Cork and Kerry participated. The preliminary rounds operate in Boherbue and Dromtariffe with Kerry South landing the outright spoils over a Cork Red side that featured Darragh Cashman of Duarigle Gaels on a staging in Millstreet Town Park.

Millstreet Juvenile GAA helped co-ordinate the afternoon programme in Millstreet and Millstreet Pipe Band led the pre match parade. Mrs. Mai Kelleher presented the Humphrey Kelleher Cup to Kerry captain Jack O'Connor.

Final hosts Millstreet won unaminous praise for their excellent organisation which ensured that everything from parking to serving refreshments ran smoothly and helped make the trip to Millstreet memorable for all involved with the teams.

Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club would like to thank everyone who supported our recent church gate collection.

 

Cullen Vintage Festival set to help special needs

Plans are at an advanced stage for the annual Cullen and District Special Needs Association Old Time Threshing and Vintage Festival on Sunday, July 23 on the grounds of Cullen GAA Ground commencing at 1pm.

For the 19th hosting in 2017, all kinds of vintage tractors, cars and engines are promised for a fun day geared for all the family in an idyllic setting that's become a fixed event in the North Cork and Sliabh Luachra calendar, coinciding with local feast day of Laitiarain Sunday.

Preparations have been in place for many months, machines are being oiled, belts repaired and the oat sheaves harvested last autumn by Pat O'Keeffe are awaiting the thresher, which will be the centre piece attraction of the day evoking memories of by gone days.

Secretary Moira O'Keeffe states the staging offers the younger generation an opportunity of seeing how their forebearers had to work to seek out a living.

"Vintage Day provides something for the young and old, especially for enthusiasts to meet, discus, compare and admire the huge array of shining cars, tractors and stationary machines. These machines are beautifully restored and maintained", she said.

"All the tried and tested events are back again including the popular Old Time Threshing, the usual wonderful display of Vintage Cars and Tractors, a tractor building demonstration by the talented Broomhill Vintage Club, Coachford - current All Ireland Champions in the Ferguson 20 tractor Building Competition, children's sports, Bouncing Castle, Face Painting, Lucky dip, guess No. of logs, Raffles including raffle for 2 tickets for the North Cork country Music Festival, etc. and a recital by Cullen Pipe Band.

"Refreshments will be served on the day", said Moira.

All monies raised will be presented to centres caring for children and adults from the locality, at the annual Cullen Annual Weigh in.

"The involvement of volunteers is vital to the successful running of this event, and the support we receive each year is greatly appreciated.

"All funds will go directly towards our annual Christmas Party for our special needs friends and to the centres caring for those with special needs to enable them to continue to provide their vital services so badly needed", said Moira O'Keeffe explained.

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