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Easter Ceremonies

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Easter Ceremonies

  • Tues. April 15th at 8pm Mass and anointing of the sick
  • Wed. April 16th Thurles Cathedral at 7.30pm Blessing of Holy Oils. All are welcome.
  • Holy Thursday at 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • Good Friday at 3pm Passion of the Lord and Holy Communion ,8pm Stations of the Cross
  • Holy Saturday at 8pm Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus – the most important celebration of the whole year

Parish News

The Spring collection for the priests of the diocese is taken up at this time. Envelopes in your weekly box or any envelope will do. Cheques to be made payable to Mullinahone Parish. A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from Sept. 29th to October 7th, 2014 Spiritual Director Fr. Celsus Tierney. Information from Fr, Celsus at 0504-43118 or 086-1672700.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Monday 7th April. The numbers drawn were 3,17,20 and 29. There was no jackpot winner, but congratulations to Tess Morrissey who won the Match 3 prize of €150. Next draw will be on Tuesday April 22nd when the jackpot could be worth €4,000.

Thank You

Thank you from Eddie O’Meara to everybody who attended the special meeting in the GAA Centre on Friday April 4th and in particular to the ladies who did such excellent catering. Another meeting will take place on Good Friday night after ceremonies. Good to see our streets having their potholes repaired and back to the state that they were in before the new water mains were laid. Like everything else “Together we can succeed”.

Tidy Towns

Parish clean up will take place on Good Friday morning April 18th. Meeting in the GAA carpark at 10am. Your support is greatly needed. Volunteers to rebuild the stone wall in the Forge meadow opposite the Community Centre are sought. Contact Mary Guiry on 087-8299381. New volunteers to the Tidy Towns team would be very welcome.

Easter Monday Mass

The Annual War of Independence Memorial Mass will take place on Easter Monday April 21st at 7.30pm in Blessed Edmund Rice Church, Westcourt, Callan. All would be very welcome.


U8F Tuesdays at 6.15pm and U8H on Fridays at 6.15pm in the Soccer field. Thanks to all who helped out with last weeks blitz. U10 coaching on Saturdays at 10.30am. Juveniles take note that GAA field is adult only on Friday nights. Fixtures Thurs. April 24th U14F v Fethard in Fethard at 6.45pm, Monday April 28th at 6.45pm U16F v Clonmel Commercials in Mullinahone. South Tipp U16’s won Garda Cup with the aid of Colin Shelly, Enda Keane and Dara Kelly. U15 to take part in Roger Ryan Tournament with Declan McNamara (selector), Eoghan Brett, Brendan Kearney, Sean Fitzgerald and Oisin McNamara to be involved. A special meeting will take place on May 1st at 8.30pm to organise the 2014 tournament. All juvenile membership should be paid by May 1st.

Congratulations Girls

Congratulations to Mullinahone NS Girls soccer team who were runners up in the Tipperary FAI 5 aside soccer competition. They were beaten in the final by Rathkeevin NS by 1-0. Well done to our girls on doing so well as 53 teams entered the competition. The panel of players was Nicola O’Dwyer, Amy Doyle, Loius Fallon, Emma Cody, Holly Carroll, Kathelyn Reilly, Katie Gale and Marion Gillman.

Good Win

Our senior hurlers did very well to overcome neighbours Ballingarry in their first game in the county championship on Sun. evening last It was a fixture that has always given us trouble over the years. The final score was Mullinahone 1-11 Ballingarry 3-04. Though we only won by a point we scored 12 times to our opponents 7 times but it was definitely better than losing by a point. We now look forward to the next round.


St. Michael’s Parish

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St. Michael’s Parish

The Lenten Devotions each Sunday night during Lent have come to an end. On Sunday evening next, in their place will be a Penitential Service in St. Michael’s Church at 7pm in preparation for Easter. Visiting priests will attend. Condolences to the family and extended family of Margaret (Peggy) Rochford nee Lanigan, Carrick Street, who passed away during last week. Peggy was 86 years of age. Anniversary Masses next weekend.

Saturday April 12th at 8pm Kitty and Neddy Hennessy, Coolbawn, Sunday April 13th at 9.30am Molly Dunphy, Kickham Place, Sunday April 13th at 11.30am Mary and Dick Hyland, Cappaghnagrane, Paddy & Kitty O’Donnell (nee Hyland) and Kathleen Gough, Ballycullen. Congratulations to Tayna St. John and Aidan O’Brien, Cloneen, who were married during the week. Thanks to the local Ladies Club who donated E100 towards Church celebrations recently.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday March 31st. The numbers drawn were 14,17, 28 and 29. There was no jackpot nor match 3 winner. However, we had 5 lucky dippers. Congratulations to Fiona Crotty, Ann M. Murphy, Liam Tobin, Eddie & Steven and John Grant who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Next draw will be on Monday April 14th when the jackpot could be worth €3,950.

Mullinahone Community Council

Mullinaone Community Council are holding a General Meeting on Friday April 11th at 9pm in the Knocknagow Community Hall. All clubs in the parish are invited to send representatives to the meeting and all are welcome.

Callan Golf Club

A series of lessons are now available at Callan Golf Club commencing Saturday April l9th. Contact Margaret at 056-7725136 for details.

School Enrolment

Poulacapple NS are now accepting enrolments for September 1st 2014. Parents are welcome to call into the school or phone 052-9153436 or call for an enrolment form before May 31st. Those with children, intending to start in primary school in Kilvemnon NS, Mullinahone NS or Mohober NS are requested to take note of September 1st also.

Ladies Football

U6 and U8 coaching begins on Tuesday April 8th from 6.30 pm to 7.30pm at the Soccer pitch. U10 and U12 coaching begins Wednesday April 9th from 6 pm to 7pm also at the Soccer Pitch. Mullinahone Ladies Football will be represented this weekend on the Tipp U16 team by Aoibhe O’Shea and Aine Dunne. Mary O’Shea is part of the Tipp management team. Aoibhe is also part of the Tipp minor team. Tipp Intermediates with John Leahy in charge and Lorraine O’Shea aboard travelled to Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim on Sunday, but lost narrowly to the home team 1-08 to 1-05. They are, however, qualified for the League quarter final. Alice Browning and Nicola O’Dwyer have been selected on the county U14 panel. This team have already played games against Limerick and Clare in the first rounds of the championship. We wish them well in their remaining rounds. This means that Mullinahone have representatives on every county panel for the first time ever.

Thank You

The Ladies Club wishes to thank all who helped or attended the recent Daffodil Day Coffee morning. Thanks also to everyone in Mullinahone Co-Op for their contributions. To date €915 has been raised. New members are always welcome to the club who meet once a month.

Tidy Towns

Mullinahone Tidy Towns would like to thank Mullinahone Bridge Club who donated Funds from a recent charity night. Their continued support is much appreciated. The Parish Clean-up will take place on Good Friday, April 18th at 10am. Meeting of volunteers and helpers will take place in the GAA carpark. “Many hands make light work, so please come along and support the community. Remember Mullinahone says NO to litter.

County Council

In reply to a query, the first Tipp SR County Council was elected in April 1899. In every subsequent election, up to 1928, a Mullinahone candidate was elected. From then, until 1999 no Mullinahone person from any party was elected and the parish paid the penalty over those 71 years without representation. In 1999, Eddie O’Meara, Ballydonnell was elected as an Independent Councillor. The coming election will be for a County Council to represent all of Tipperary. We’ll need a strong voice to represent us if we are not to lose our influence in a much bigger pond.

GAA Membership

All players and supporters are reminded that membership of the club is now due and should be paid up immediately.


Sponsored Walk

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Underage GAA

Easter GAA Camp. The Easter GAA Camp will take place on Wed. 23rd. Thur. 24th and Fri. 25th April from 10am to 1pm each day. Age group is 6 – 13 and the cost is €20 per girl or boy. Each child who takes part will receive a sliotar and a football at the end of the camp. Names please to club secretary Michelle Morrissey 087-6925124 or to chairman Victor Direen on 087-1992470. The Kelloggs Cúl Camp will take place from Aug. 11th – 15th while the Paul Curran Camp will take place in early July.

Sponsored Walk

Sponsored walk cards and sponsorship have been slow in coming back. Please return asap at training. Parents please ensure that all children are registered before they train or play. Games U12 footballers had a good win over Killenaule last week. The U14’s and U16’s went down to Ballingarry and Swan respectively. The U14’s play Ballylooby/Fr. Sheehys in Ballylooby on Thur. April 3rd at 6.15pm. They will also be playing in Féile over the weekend.

Gum Shields All players from U6 to U16 must wear gum shields at both training and games. No gum shield, the players doesn’t train or play. Also, if girls are on any team from U6 to U12, there must be a female mentor or parent at training and parents must organise this among themselves. This rule is for health and safety reasons.

Successful Quiz

A very successful table quiz organised by the local GAA took place in T.J. Macs on Friday night last. 23 teams actually took part and a number of other teams entered, but did not go to post. At the end of an enjoyable night, the O’Sullivans + Albert came out on top, while 2 husband and wife teams tied for 2nd place. Well done to the Doheny-Shellys and the Foxe-Vaughans. Thanks to all who supported.



The local lotto draw took place on Monday March 24th. The numbers drawn were 4,17, 20 and 21. There was no jackpot winner, but we had one match 3 winner. Congratulations to Debbie Duggan who won €150. Next draw will be on Monday April 7th when the jackpot could be worth €3,700.


Poulacapple NS is now accepting enrolments for September 2014. Parents are welcome to call into the school or phone 052-9153436 for an enrolment form.

Callan Golf Club

A series of lessons are now available commencing Sat. April 19th . Contact Margaret on 056-7725136 for further details.

Thank you Bridge Club

The members of the local bridge club have donated €320 for flowers for the Altar at First Holy Communion and Easter.


The senior room at Poulacapple NS had a one hour silence and donated €55 to Trocaire. Guinness Book of Records please note. Ladies Football U6 and U8 ladies football begins Tuesday 8th April in the soccer pitch at 6.30pm. All school going girls welcome. Come along, or text 086-2319623 for further information.



Eddie O’Meara would like to invite all members of the community to a public meeting in the C.J. Kickhams GAA Centre on this Fri. night April 4th at 9pm. The meeting will discuss the future needs of our area. Light refreshments will be served.

GAA History

Despite some successes, the history committee are still appealing for assistance in locating South or County medals won by Mullinahone people in football or hurling prior to 1970. Medals will be photographed and returned. Please contact committee members Tommy O’Sullivan 052-9153181 or Joe Tobin 087-9495204.

GAA Membership

The local GAA Membership Committee are putting the finishing touches to club membership for 2014. It should be noted that all players who take the field for Mullinahone are club members.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the families of James Gibbs late of Kilvemnon and Pat McPhillips, Poulcapple who both passed away recently. Sympathy also to the extended family of Kathleen Butler, nee Purcell, late of Clashbeg who died in England and whose burial will take place after Requiem Mass on Saturday April 5th at 12 noon. Months Mind Mass of Madeline Williams, Ballydonnell will take place on Saturday April 5th at 8pm.

The Months Mind Mass of Tom Crotty, The Square will take place on Sunday April 6th at 11.30am. This Mass will also be the Anniversary Mass of Tom’s wife, Mamie. Anniversary Masses this weekend Saturday 8pm Henry Power, Poulacapple and his parents, Patrick and Catherine. Sunday at 9.30am Jack and Mary O’Connor,Mullinoly. Sunday at 11.30am James and Ellen Hickey, Carrick Street. May they all rest in peace. First Confession The First Confession celebration will take place on Tuesday night April 8th at 7.30pm in St. Michaels’ Church.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014 13:52

Table Quiz

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Table Quiz

A table quiz will be held in T J Macs on Friday night of next week Mar.28th. The quiz is a fund raiser for the GAA Players Injury Fund. The club would hope that players, supporters and well -wishers would come together to support this cause. A table of 4 costs €20 (€5 per person) and an enjoyable night is guaranteed. The quiz will begin at 9.30pm.

GAA Newsletter

Definitely, Summer must be on the way. With the prospect of longer evenings, the GAA is shaking off its Winter coat. A sign of this is the re-appearance of the C.J. Kickhams newsletter which appeared last weekend full of GAA news. Well done to those who produced it. Hopefully, we’ll see many more newsletters before the summer is over.

Sponsored Walk

Our juvenile club is holding a sponsored walk/run on Sunday next March 23rd. The walk begins in the GAA field at 12.45. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served in the GAA hall after the walk/run.

Underage Football

Our U12’s have begun the season well with wins over Killenaule and Ballyporeen and a draw with St. Pats. We hope to have the U12 panel for you next week. The U14’s will be in action against Ballingarry in Mullinahone on Thursday March 27th at 6.45pm. Our U16’s have had a good win over Clerihan. They are down to play Carrick Swan in Mullinahone on Saturday March 29th at 12 noon.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday March 10th. The numbers drawn were 3, 18, 19 and 27. There was no jackpot winner, but 5 shared the match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to John O’Grady, C.A.C., Ger C, Amie O’Brien and Darren, Alan and Jason. Next draw is on Monday March 24th when the jackpot could be worth €3,400.

Daffodil Day

A coffee morning will be held in the Knocknagow Community Centre on Friday March 28th from 10am until noon. All are welcome.

GAA History

Considerable progress has been made with our GAA history. However, the hunt is on for any pre 1970 medals and photos. Medals will be photographed and returned and old photos will be scanned and returned. Any GAA items could be of interest. Contact committee members Tommy O’Sullivan 052-9153181 or Joe Tobin 087-9495204.

Calling U6’s

Coaching starts next Saturday at 10.30am for our U6’s. Girls or boys and parents are welcome. An U6 is a child born after the 1-01-2008.

Parish News

Condolences to the Crotty family on the death of Tomas Crotty in his 85th year. Tomas was a harness maker and a postman for many years. Anniversary Masses next week – Sat. March 22nd 8pm anniversary Patrick and Connie Condon, The Square and Sister Celestine Landy. Sunday March 23rd at 9.30am Anniversary Michael Brennan, Ballylanigan and Natalie Horan, Ballyduggan. Sunday March 23rd at 11.30am Anniversary Deirdre McGrath, Bawnavrona, Paddy and Stella McGrath, Ballycullen. May they all rest in peace. Congrats on their recent wedding to Mark Edmond Lawless and Orla Britton, Lismolin.

Club Membership

GAA membership is now due for renewal. A membership committee member will contact you shortly and you might consider joining us again. Committee Bill Tobin, Ann Pollard,, Dick Egan, Rita Curran and Edward O’Brien. Membership for 2014 as follows: Adult Players €50, Minors and Students €25, General Members €20. This can be paid to the membership committee. New members always welcome. Your support is very important to the club.

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