Saturday 19 January 2019

Community news: Millstreet Matters

Get those running or walking shoes on! Millstreet Athletic Club commemorates a great legend of sport with the sixth annual staging of the Willie Neenan Memorial 5-Mile Road Race on Friday, June 29, at 8.15pm, preceded by a walk from 7.30pm.

The 2018 staging sees participants savour the Glebe circuit again. The race promises to be a fitting tribute to Willie's memory and his contribution to athletics over a lifetime. And a great friend Fr. Paddy Byrne, former US coach, donated a magnificent perpetual Cup in memory of Willie.

A large entry is expected for the road race. Online entries cost €10, and it's €15 on the day, with a fee of €5 for walkers. Entries will be taken at the Millstreet GAA Hall. Everyone will get a finisher's prize.

There are attractive prizes for both first male and lady home. Outside of the top honours, there are category prizes for the men's over-40, 45, 50 and 60 categories; ladies over-35, 40, 45, 50; Junior boys and girls; first and second place in the men's and ladies team-of-four competition; and to the first Millstreet AC man and woman home.

Further details are available from Maeve at 087-2617001 or Mary at 086-3128444.

Help us to keep Millstreet shining

Millstreet is again playing an active part in the Cork County Council-promoted litter challenge, which bids to enhance the environment and attractiveness of the town for residents and visitors

The objectives of the competition are to reduce litter pollution and to encourage community involvement in the solutions to litter. Over the years, Millstreet has made a sustained effort to tackle litter, especially cigarette butts, chewing gum and animal foul.

Everybody can play a part on firstly preventing litter or, secondly, volunteering one hour per week to Millstreet Tidy Towns.

A clean environment is ever-important to Millstreet's image given international events come to the town over the coming weeks.

Calendar proceeds go to Church Choir

At a pleasant get-together in St Patrick's Church, Millstreet Community Council, met the Church Choir for the presentation of the proceeds of the 2018 calendar.

Accepting the donation was Jane Daly, who thanked the Council for the welcome boost.

Council Chairman Noel Buckley spoke of the importance of the choir and hoped the contribution would go some way to helping. The calendar is a huge hit every year.

Beautiful day for Corpus Christi

Millstreet's Corpus Christi Procession took place in the presence of a large attendance and glorious weather conditions last Sunday. Following the celebration of Mass in St Patrick's Church, the procession formed in the precincts of the Church and progressed to the Town Square, where Solemn Benediction was imparted.

Supporting the staging were Ministers of the Eucharist; Ministers of the Word; the Altar Society; St Jospeh's Young Priest Society; St Vincent de Paul; First Communion children from Cullen and Millstreet; Altar Servers and the general public.

The Sacred Host was borne by Canon John Fitzgerald PP assisted by Fr. Seán Tucker and Fr. Con Kiely. Members of Millstreet CYMS formed a guard of honour and Millstreet Pipe Band delivered a fitting recital.

Householders spared nothing in decorating their homes with banners, flags, bunting, pot plants and flowers, tastefully decorated to allow a show-piece presentation for the large numbers frequenting the event.

Parish lottery rolls to €5,600

Numbers drawn were 2, 3, 14, 28 and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Edel Breen and Godmother.

The seller's Reen Pharmacy receive €50, and the same went to Cullen GAA; €20 each went to Anthony Kelleher, Macroom; Sheila Nagle c/o Joan Casey; Aunty Betty c/o Marie Twomey; Trevor O'Connor, c/o of Mary O Connor; Linda O'Connor, Beaufort; Patsy Mac., Mountleader; Denny c/o McCarthys Bar and Danny O' Mahony c/o The Bush Bar.

The €5,600 draw is at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

St John's GAA

Fingers crossed that weather will be favourable for St Johns GAA Club Family Fun Run and Walk, A Duck Race and BBQ is on this Saturday afterwards from 6pm.

Registration for the run is from 5.15pm at Aubane Community Centre. Everyone is welcome, and the entry fee for the run is €5 for kids, €10 per adult or €20 per family.

Scoil Lathairn

Scoil Lathairn is a three-week Irish course starting on July 2, continuing until Friday, July 20 in Cullen Community Centre, 10am to 3pm.

The programme aims promotes Irish through classes, singing, quizzes, dancing, games and sports. For further information contact (086) 3021503.

Summer tours

A summer day tour to the Beara Peninsula takes place on Sunday next, with further trips scheduled to Kilkenny (June 17); Inis Mór (June 24) and the Ring of Kerry on July 8. Call Jerry on 087-2833696.

Annual Mass

The Annual Mass at the Patricks Well Mass Rock near Banteer is onJune 14 at 8pm.

Community Gym

Millstreet Community Gym provides a friendly and dedicated quality service for all levels of fitness. Contact (087) 1184043.

Drishane Mass

Mass is on in Drishane Cemetery on Tuesday, June 12, at 8pm.