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Mullinahone News August 3rd

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Big Weekend for Mullinahone

Next weekend will be a most important one in Mullinahone. Two events of major importance will take place. The Annual Kickham Country Weekend will take place from Friday night to Sunday afternoon and on Sunday the parish will mark the Golden Jubilees of two Mullinahone nuns, the Crowley sisters from Kilvemnon.

Golden Jubilees

Back in the mid 1950’s  Will Crowley died.  His wife, Mary had pre-deceased him at the age of 35 in 1949.  The 6 Crowley children (3 boys and 3 girls) were then divided out between relatives with the girls having to leave Kilvemnon.  Sr. Agnes and Sr. Maria became nuns and their brother, Joe, joined the Patrician Brothers.

Joe died in Australia in 2004. Rena, the third sister and Liam are still hale and hearty in the Powerstown-Lisronagh and Carrick-on-Suir areas, while many locals remember Michael who stayed at home in Kilvemnon with fondness.  Sisters, Agnes and Maria celebrate the Golden Jubilee of their religious profession in St. Michael’s Church on Sunday next, August 9th at 11.30am Mass. We would like to see every family represented at this event.

Kickham Country Weekend

The Kickham Country Weekend will be launched on Friday night by Dr. Proinsias O Drisceoil at 7.30pm. A lecture on the first biographer of Charles Kickham “Michael Kavanagh” follows. Saturday afternoon sees the annual bus tour, this time of the Templeorum area and the farm of Mrs. Mary O’Shea. A second lecture on “Old Kilcash” on Saturday night and Sunday sees the oration at Kickham’s grave by author Jim Maher. The weekend concludes with the poetry reading in Killaghy Castle on Sunday afternoon with guest poet, Michael Coady, Carrick-on-Suir.

Lime in Water

Locals have been concerned with the amount of lime in the local water supply for the last 6 to 8 weeks. This is certainly long enough to do damage to electrical machines such as kettles, washing machines and dishwashers. We believe that the limey supply comes from a local well which is brought into use with an auxiliary pump when the main supply fails and is out of action. Many locals think that the main supply has now been out of action for far too long.

A Very Important Win

Since the start of the season, Mullinahone senior hurlers have shown considerable improvement over last season. Mid season, we got hit with trips to the USA and injuries. These combined to threaten our progress to a 2015 South final. First we lost the first semi-final to Killenaule, though we played rather well. On Saturday night last, in Fethard, we availed of our second chance in the semi-final to deservedly defeat Ballingarry by two points and qualify for another tilt at Killenaule in the final. We were lucky on Saturday that some of our injured have recovered sufficiently to play, though future fitness will have to improve.

We started reasonably well and had built up a 4 point lead when through mistakes we conceded 1-01.  A second Ballingarry goal gave them the initiative and half way through the second half, they had gone into a 3 point lead.  We then hit 5 unanswered points as the pendulum swung towards us.  In a tight finish, points were exchanged and we held on to our two point lead. Our lads lined out : Alan Walsh, Kevin Walzer, Paul Curran, George Browning, Enda Keane, Gary Cronin, Niall Curran, AlanCurran (capt), Kevin Bolger, Graham Horan, Sean Curran, Jack Shelly, Eoin Kelly, Paul Kelly, Micheál Dunne, subs used: Luke Mullally, Colin Shelly and Niall O’Brien.

Management team: Adrian O’Sullivan, Johnny Kennedy and Franny Kelly.  Our senior hurlers now face a crowded Autumn knockout programme with finals of Tipperary league “Dr. Fogarty Cup” on Friday night next in Templetouhy, the final of the St. Mollerans tournament, the South final and games in the County championship.

Juvenile Hurling

Perhaps, a new wave of hurlers is on the way.The last few weeks have been good for Mullinahone at underage level. Under 16’s and under 14’s have had wins, but pride of place must go to our under 12’s who had 3 wins.  During the week the team had a good 4-09 to 3-03 win over Killenaule.

Another win followed over Ballingarry on Sunday

Kellogs Cúl Camp If you would like to take part in the upcoming Kelloggs Cúl Camp please contact the secretary or chairman of the C J Kickhams Juvenile Club Victor Direen/Sean O’Meara.

Joe is Thanked

Our retired postman, Joe Pollard was the recipient of a presentation from the local Community Council on Saturday night last. The esteem in which Joe was held was marked by the fine crowd who attended the presentation, even if it clashed with a major event “the hurling semi-final via Ballingarry”. Joe had been our ever helpful postman for the last 2 decades and was involved in the local public eye for long before that. The presentation was made to Joe on behalf of the local council by Eddie O’Meara, MCC, Chairman.

Ann Pollard was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Mary Guiry, Secretary of the Community Council. Among the speakers were Fr. McGrath, P.P., who spoke of Joe’s concern on his rounds for older people and his happy disposition even in the face of sad news. Fr. McGrath also mentioned that Joe’s departure was yet another blow to rural living. He remarked that such as Joe could never be replaced by a drop and run postman. Others to speak well of our now ex-postman were Eddie O’Meara MCC, Jerry Barrett, former manager of Mullinahone Co-op and John Croke, local postmaster. The reception was attended by about 100 parishioners and a lovely tea was provided by the local committee.

Local Lotto Jackpot

Our local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 27th July 2015. The numbers drawn were 4,14,16 and 27. There was no jackpot winner, but we did have three Match 3 winners. Congrats to Jeremiah Kiely, Aisha Tobin and the Fennelly girls who shared €150. Next draw will be on Monday next 10th August when the jackpot could be worth €12,700. If you want to win, you must first be in.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:50

Mullinahone News July 27th

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Kickham Country Weekend

Going strong since 1983, the Kickham Country Weekend goes ahead again in Mullinahone on 7th to 9th Aug. The official opening which includes a Cheese and Wine reception will be by Dr. Proinsias O Drisceoil at 7.30pm on Friday 7th August. This will be followed by a lecture on Michael Kavanagh, the first biographer of Charles Kickham by Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin of N.U.I. Cork.

Saturday afternoon brings a guided bus tour to Templeorum and the farm of Mrs. Mary O’Shea. Another lecture “Old Kilcash- a Womans history” takes place on Saturday night at 8.30pm. The lecturer this time is Dr. John Flood who lectures in The Netherlands. Sunday brings the Anniversary Mass and the laying of wreaths and oration at Kickhams grave by well- known author Jim Maher. The weekend concludes with the poetry reading in Killaghy Castle with the guest poet, the well- known Michael Coady of Carrick-On-Suir.

Senior Hurling

Our Senior hurlers have to go through the back door if they wish to reach this year’s South Tipp Senior Hurling final. Last week, in a fine game, they lost out to Killenaule by six points 3-19 to 2-16 in the semi-final. Although much under strength, our lads played well with good displays from a number of the younger players. However, all is not lost as we now have another chance to reach the final when we face Ballingarry in another semi-final. It is hoped that some of our injured contingent will be back in action for this game and that some of our more experienced players will approach top form.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday 1st August at 8pm Tom O’Keeffe, Mullinoly, Sunday 2nd August at 9.30am, Denis and Ciss O’Brien , Kylotlea and Mikey Tobin, do. Sunday 2nd August at 11.30am, Tess McNamara, Mullinoly. Congrats to John O’Sullivan, Killaghy on his recent marriage to Deirdre Cleary of Fethard.  There are still seats available on the bus going to Knock on Sunday next, 2nd August. For further info please contact Joe O’Gorman.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 20th July. The numbers drawn were 1,4,11 and 28. We had no jackpot winner, but ten shared the Match 3 prize of €250. Congrats to Breda Walsh, Sarah Denn, Curran Bros. Shane/Nonie, Frank Lawless, Sean and Al, Michelle Cuddy, Brian and Granny, Claire Fogarty, ODD Hynes.

Thank You Joe

A special presentation to Joe Pollard, our recently retired postman will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday 1st August at 8.30pm. If you wish to be associated with this “Thank You to Joe” contact any member or officer of the Community Council.

Local Ladies Football

Best wishes to our two county minors Aoibhe O Shea and Áine Dunne who will contest the the All Ireland Ladies minor football final with Tipperary against Armagh on Sat. next in Kinnegad Co.Westmeath. Having won Munster this year the team scored a merited but narrow victory over Offaly in the semi-final.

Junior Ladies

Training continues for our junior ladies team weekly. Having won Junior B last year this team are capable of progress in the Junior A this year if all players give their commitment.

Gaelic 4 Mothers

This is proving to be a big hit with the Ladies of the parish with emphasis on fun and non- competitive action on the field. Please come along and enjoy the football with some friends.

Field Day

According to a most decorative poster Mullinahone GAA Club will hold a Field Day in aid of Juvenile development on Mon. Aug.3rd in Mullinahone GAA Sportsfield from 2pm to 5.30pm. Admission is only €5. Come along to enjoy the fun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:43

Mullinahone News July 13th

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Pride of Place Goes to Nicola

In a weekend which was overshadowed by the Munster senior hurling Final, pride of place in Mullinahone must go to local young lady, Nicola O’Dwyer of Ballyvadlea. In Tuam, Co. Galway on Saturday Nicola was co-captain of the Tipperary Ladies U14 football team which defeated Donegal in the All-Ireland final replay. No alone was Nicola a captain of the team, but she also won the “Player of the Game” award for her display in goal in the second half when Donegal started to rally.

In the end, Tipp won by six points. A week previously, Tipp scored two goals in added time to salvage a draw in the final. What a difference a week makes. For the historians, back in 1996 (19 years ago) Nicola’s mother, Colette Brett also won an All-Ireland Ladies club football medal with Shelmaliers of Wexford. Well done Nicola  We’ll say a chip off the old block.

Thank You Joe

The community are organising a presentation at the end of the month to our postman, Joe Pollard who retires on July 18th. Joe has been our long serving postman for the last two decades through hail, rain and snow or shine and he deserves our appreciation for his service to the community. If you would like to be associated with the presentation, you can do so in any of the local shops or by contacting any member of our community council.

Ploulacapple NS

Congratulations to Poulacapple NS who were to the fore at Clonmel Show recently winning quite a number of prizes. In fact, the school was presented with the overall prize for their various entries. Principal Mary Meagher was the recipient of €500 on behalf of the school. Individual winners were Tia O’Sullivan, 1st in Art, Roisin Foley, 2nd in Photography and Padhraic Foley, 2nd in Poetry. Padhraic was also in action representing Poulacapple NS and Tipperary Schools in the Primary Go games played during the Munster Final in Semple Stadium on Sunday. Well done Poulacapple NS.

Credit Union

The computer switch over and change of hours in Mullinahone Credit Union went rather smoothly on Thursday last and also on Saturday morning. Our Credit Union is now part of the much bigger Clonmel- Fethard- Mullinahone Credit Union with more and better services for members.  Apologies to those people who turned up outside of hours on Thursday and Friday last. The new days and hours are Thursdays 3.30pm to 7pm and Saturday morning 10am to 1pm.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 6th July. The winning numbers drawn were 7,18,2l and 30. There was no jackpot winner, but congrats to Trisha O’Brien who won the Match 3 prize of €150. Next draw is on Monday next 20th July when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

GAA Briefs

Not the best of weeks for our teams. Our Intermediate footballers went down to Grangemockler in Ballingarry on Friday night though they are still likely to qualify for the South Tipp semi-final. Our hurlers had a useful outing in the Thurles hurling festival getting in much needed practice for the upcoming South Tipp semi-final v Killenaule. Well done to Sharon Scott and Just Men Barbers on the support signs around the village wishing Tipp luck in the Munster Final. The signs seemed to have worked.

Tennis Summer Camp

A Tennis Summer camp will take place from Monday 20th July to Friday July 24th from 10am to 12 noon. Ages 5 to 15 years. Fee €35. Rackets and balls supplied. For further info contact Amy at 087-7728047.

Rose Re-Opens

Our hairdresser, Rose Grant will re-open on this Thursday 16th July after her recent break.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 10:12

Mullinahone News July 5th

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Young Ladies Do Well

Saturday last at opposite ends of the country was a good day for a number of our lady footballers. At Glanworth, Co. Cork, three of our minor footballers were members of the Tipperary panel which defeated Waterford 6-09 to 1-08 in the Munster Minor B Football final. Congrats to our 3 representatives, Aoibhe O’Shea, Aine Dunne and Nicole Shelly.

Meanwhile, in Ballymahon, Co. Longford Nicola O’Dwyer was goalkeeper on the Tipp U14 team that scored two goals in injury time to enable Tipp draw with Donegal in the All-Ireland U14B Football final. The replay is set to take place next weekend. Well done girls and good luck, especially to Nicola in the All-Ireland replay. Finish the job this time Tipp.

St.Michael’s N.S.

The boys and girls in Mullinahone N.S. are now on holidays, but the end of term was an exciting one for them. Perhaps, the highlight in the last fortnight was the winning of a County schools U11 hurling title when St. Michaels defeated Ballycahill N.S. in the final in Semple Stadium. For others, the highlight may have been the winning of a fifth green flag by the school this time for bio-diversity. Well done to the girls and boys and, of course, well done also to their teachers.

Library Book Bus

For the last number of years, Tipperary County Library has provided a mobile library service for boys and girls during the summer holidays. The library comes to the village in the form of a van/bus each Tuesday afternoon for six weeks and children are invited to come along and borrow books. The bus is in the Church carpark from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Every year up to now the Book Bus has been most popular. The service is free, so bring the girls and boys along to avail of this fine service.

GAA Update

The C.J. Kickhams adult teams have had a fairly good week recently. On Wednesday evening our Intermediate footballers beat Carrick Swan by 1-10 to 1-07 to record their 3rd win in the championship. This win means that a draw with our final opponents Grangemockler will be enough to see us into the semi-final as group winners or runners up. In Junior hurling B, after a first day loss to Moyle Rovers, we improved on Friday night to defeat St. Marys 0-14 to 1-08 and so revive our championship hopes. However, at U14A level, our lads have been finding the going hard and another defeat the weekend didn’t help.

Credit Union Changes

Some major changes in the opening hours of Mullinahone Credit Union are due to come into force this week. The local Credit Union will now be opening for business on Thursdays from 3.30pm to 7pm and also on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. The local office will not be open on Fridays.

Hickey’s Shop

For the best part of two generations Hickey’s shop across from the Church has been one of the landmarks of our village. Alas, the shop has recently closed to the disappointment of many. The following message comes from Eddie and Frances.  “It is with great sadness and regret that Eddie and Frances have to announce the closure of their business in Kickham Street.

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all the great support from all our loyal customers. We will greatly miss all the good friends that we met and we will also miss the chats, craic and laughter that we enjoyed over the years. We will cherish these wonderful memories. Again, many thanks for your support and friendship over the years.”

Rose’s Hair Studio

Rose’s Hair Studio will be closed from Tuesday 7th July and will resume as normal on Thursday 16th July. My apologies for the short notice and I regret very much any inconvenience caused.


Training will be given in the use of the above on Friday 10th July in Mullinahone Community Centre at 7pm. Training is free of charge. Please contact Breda on 087-7422614 to book a training place.


Trocaire’s door to door fundraisers will be in the local area for a few days in July/August. The fundraisers will be clearly identifiable wearing a blue branded Trocaire jacket and carrying photo ID.

Mullinahone Summer Camp

Mullinahone Summer Camp will take place between the 13th and 17th July. Forms are available in Lonergans Gala shop or by E-Mail from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Contact Paul Curran on 087-7673758 for further details.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 29th June 2015. he numbers drawn were 5,18, 20 and 27. There were no jackpot winners, but we had five Match 3 winners who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Doireann Cody, Daniel O’Connell, Margaret Brennan, Declan Croke and Catriona Treacy. Next week’s jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 10:08
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