Wednesday 23 January 2019

Community news: Millstreet Matters

Eimear Corcoran and Mark Casey from Millstreet Community School won a high recommendation in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young scientist finals in Dublin
Eimear Corcoran and Mark Casey from Millstreet Community School won a high recommendation in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young scientist finals in Dublin

Congratulations are extended to Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran from Millstreet Community School on securing a high recommendation in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young scientist finals in Dublin.

Both Eimear and Mark researched a project on improving the ranking system for Ireland's second level schools. There were 104 projects in this category making their achievement most impressive.

Millstreet Community School maintained an impressive involvement at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition with four projects amongst the 550 projects shortlisted from 2091 entries. Amongst the qualified projects was "Investigation into Heavy School Bags", researched by Brian O'Sullivan, David O'Donovan and Dylan Sheehan.

Meanwhile, "Are Teenagers carrying risk factors only seen in older people" was conducted by Emma McSweeney, Jordan Kiely and Abby Ring while "Charcoal, pencil or Waterproof Marker" was submitted by Shannon O'Sullivan and Katie Healy.

All involved in the school applaud the funding provided by Millstreet Community Council to students who qualify for the finals each year.

Celina to host quiz for Indian venture

Millstreet's Celina O'Mahony is travelling to India next month to undertake volunteer work which will involve teaching, child care and women empowerment. To supplement the cost of the project fee and flights, a quiz night takes place in the Bush Bar on this Friday night at 9pm. That's followed by a shave or dye night on Friday, February 17 where Celina's hair will be shaven.

A typical day for Celina will see her participate in a local school alleviating the work load of teachers whilst constantly encouraging the children.

In a school were classes are over populated, volunteers play a vital role in ensuring that children who are struggling to keep up are given attention that they deserve to succeed in education.

Friends and associates are invited to the Table Quiz on Friday night for a great night in support of a worthy cause. Further details are available from Celina at 087-4486146.

Celebrating 50 years of Escorts

Millstreet Vintage Club host their first event of 2018 at the Aroma Cafe on this Sunday with a Car Coffee Chat Morning at Cafe Aroma from 11am to 3pm. The occasion will be celebrating the 50th birthday of the Ford Escort.

All cars, bikes, tractors and much more are welcome on the day but in particular Ford Escorts of all ages and marks to celebrate 50 Years of this iconic Car. For further details, contact Donie on 086- 8545873.

St John's GAA victory function

St John's GAA host a victory function in the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Saturday, January 27 commencing at 7pm. The occasion will mark the club's historic first time triumph in the Duhallow Junior B Football Championship and the event is sure to recall a major breakthrough.

Organisers expect a large attendance and tickets at €30 can be purchased from club members.

Quiz supports Cancer Connect

A table quiz will be held in Moll Carthy's Bridge Bar in Kilcorney on this Friday night, commencing at 8.30pm. The staging supports Cancer Connect, an organization who provides transport to people for Cancer services in our Cork Hospitals.

Gramophone Circle

The Millstreet Gramophone Circle meet in the Canon O'Donovan Centre on this Friday at 8.15pm. Guest presenter is Eithne O'Keeffe from Boherbue. All are welcome to attend.

Town Park AGM

Millstreet Town Park hosts its AGM on Friday, January 27 in the Canon O'Donovan Centre at 8pm.

Glen Theatre

Sunday January 21 offers "All for me Grog" songs and stories of The Dubliners; Wednesday, January 24 sees "Silent" by Pat Kinevan An award willing play by Blackwater Fit-Up Theatre Company; Friday, January 26t is the Greg Blake Blue Grass Band from USA and Wednesday, January 31 brings "Sharon" by Katie Holly from the Blackwater Fit-Up Theatre Company.

Millstreet’s old year ends with fun run and recitals

YEAR REVIEW: 2017 saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights and in the concluding of a three part series, below is an appraisal of September, October, November and December's stories.

SEPTEMBER: The September Horse Fair maintains a long standing tradition. Millstreet GAA host Golf Classic as Millsteeet AC start couch to 5k initiative. Enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Town Association dwell into an analysis of its 2017 submission that earned six mark increase. Culture Night celebrated in Cullen. Six new Social Houses approved for Clara Road. U12 North Cork Hurling title won by Millstreet. Carriganima road race boosts funding for Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals with Tractor Run supports CART. Friends of Mallow Hospital host annual Church Gate collection. Millstreet Camogie win Co. Junior title and U13 Cork/Kerry Blitz. Banner presented to Millstreet Active Retirement by Creedon family from Laught.

OCTOBER: Trad for Trocaire supported by Millstreet Community School pupils. O'Leary's Family Butchers blazed their way to memorable successes at the Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards. Vintage Club host Model Toy Show in Dromtariffe Parish Hall. Duarigle Gaels defeat Fermoy to win Rebel Óg North Cork U16AFC. Millstreet stages 35th National Dairy Show on its return to the spacious Green Glens Complex. Families journey to Millstreet for the 31st Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show in the Green Glens Complex . Fancy Dress Party in Wallis Arms Hotel boosts Irish Cancer Society. Patricia Guerin co-ordinates Coffee Morning in aid of COPE Foundation, Mallow and Millstreet Community Hospital. The buzz at Millstreet Juvenile GAA level continued on the highly successful staging of the Connie Kelleher, Tommy and Alan O'Connor Memorial Tournaments in Millstreet Town Park. Cullen welcome 6k Halloween Road Race. Ex Huricane Olphelia and Storm Brian cause disruption. Success for Millstreet Taekwondo in World Championships with Joshua O'Sullivan collecting best overall competitor.

NOVEMBER: Tidy Towns Awards salute local effort at function in Clara Inn. Ceremony of Lights remembers deceased members of community. Denis Cronin retires as Keeper of the Blarney Stone. Bertie and Bill Buckley host Art and Wood Exhibition. Vintage Club host 100 Years of Ford in Ireland. The Self-Build, Extend and Renovate Show returns to Green Glens. Millstreet's Got Talent up and running. Aubane's John F Kelleher is part of Bandon Strictly Come Dancing. John Singleton honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Rebel Cork function in San Francisco. Millstreet GAA host Race Night in Bush Bar. Coffee Evening supports CART. Community School thrilled with Team Hope Shoebox appeal. Millstreet outlets are well represented at the IRD Duhallow Business Awards. Pre Christmas Market returns again to the seasonally decorated Millstreet GAA Hall.

DECEMBER: St. Johns secure first time Duhallow Junior B Football Championship title. Millstreet Hospital Fund supported by Duhallow Choir Concert. Community Council initiate a special calendar for 2018. Cullen and District Friends of the Handicapped gather for annual party. Graduation at Millstreet Adult Learning Centre. Bake Sale supports Lourdes Fund. Millstreet TY present annual drama "Many Happy Returns". Christmas Jumper Run supports Irish Cancer Society. St. Johns GAA host fund raising Trolly Dash. Annual Mushera climb boosts Defibrator Fund. Inclement weathet fails to deter Millstreet GAA Fun Walk on Glebe circuit. Millstreet Pipe Band play traditional New Year's Eve recital as 2017 comes to close in damp and windy weather.