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First time triumph for Keale Gaels


Millstreet and Dromtariffe juvenile hurlers received a terrific boost on Keale Gaels capturing the Rebel Og North Cork U14 B Hurling Championship title after thrilling win over St Kevins on a 2-15 to 2-8 scoreline in Kilbrin.

To develop hurling affairs in two clubs with relatively small playing numbers, the two clubs amalgamated earlier in the year. It has allowed Keale Gaels compete in meaningful competition and also sample success.

The confidence levels grew to secure a place in the decider against opposition drawn from Ballyclogh and Milford.

From an exciting contest, Gaels adjusted to the tempo of the game after a nervous opening.

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At their best, the Gaels boys hurled the ball sweetly and accurately to land a historic victory. And for good measure, Gaels will compete in the county championship.

The triumphant Keale Gaels panel included Daniel Hartnett, Patrick Cronin, Donagh Murphy, James Buckley, James O'Connell, Ray Daly, Evan Murphy, Darragh Cashman, Brandon Murphy, Eoin Sheehan, Dylan Kelleher, Luke O'Donoughue, Daniel Buckley, Luke Murphy, Barry Murphy, Diarmuid Moynihan, Evan O'Sullivan, Darragh O'Leary, Diarmuid Cronin, Giuliano Maliza, Harry Linehan, Eanna O'Mahony, Bryan Dunlea and Anthony O'Connell.

Brilliant weather favours Corpus Christi Procession

Millstreet's Corpus Christi Procession took place in the presence of a large attendance and glorious weather conditions last Sunday.

Following 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, 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. Paddy Byrne, 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 showpiece presentation for the large numbers patronising the event.