Congregations at all Masses over the weekend were addressed by a member of the Comboni Missionaries. This Order works in over 40 countries worldwide. Our visitor spoke glowingly of the order’s work in Malawi in Africa. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday February 28th at 8pm Thomas, Margaret and Mary Tobin, Ballinacloughy, Sunday lst March at 11.30am Tommy Healy, Ballyduggan. May they rest in peace. On Sunday evenings at 7pm in St. Michael’s Church for the duration of Lent, Lenten Devotions will take place. Preparations continue for Confirmation in Mullinahone at the end of March and for First Holy Communion in mid-May.
Our 3 Primary Schools are now all accepting enrollments for September 2015. In St. Michael’s N.S. call to Rosie in the office between 9.30am and 1pm or to Mairead in the Infants classroom in the afternoon, for an enrolment form. Call to Poulacapple N.S for an enrolment form or ring the school. Ring 052-9153542 re. enrolment in Kilvemnon N.S.
The local lotto jackpot was not won on Monday last Feb.16th. Numbers drawn were 14,24,25 and 30. We did have 5 Match 3 winners who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Brennan and Duggan, Denis O’Brien, Lisa and Paddy, Mary Lee and Mary Mullins. Jackpot next week could be worth €10,450. Do be in if you want to win.
The most recent monthly draw took place on Tuesday last Feb. 17th. The winners were €150 Helen Keating/Gale, €70 Lena Saunders, €25 Mary Gunn, E25 Edwin O’Meara, €20 Pat Treacy.
C.J. Kickhams GAA Saturday last saw us out of the -21B South Tipp Football Championship when despite an improved display we lost out to Grangemockler in Monroe. Our senior hurlers begin the Tipperary Challenge Cup with a home game against Silvermines in Mullinahone at 2.30pm on Sunday next. Support would be appreciated. The monthly meeting of the club which was deferred will take place on this Wednesday night February 25th at 9pm.
If you can’t go to Cheltenham March 10th to 15th, you can still be there in spirit with a chance of winning if you play Fantasy Cheltenham like so many did 2 years ago. Ring Eddie on 087-6843540 for more details.
Under 12 Football
Well done to our U12 footballers who got their season off to a good start with a fine 2-01 to 0-00 win over Ballingarry in Ballingarry on Saturday last. Hopefully, we can have the players involved for you next week.
3 major black spots in the parish to report on this week. Two of them involve litter and the third road markings or rather the lack of them. The rubbish spots are (a) dog dirt on the village streets and (b) a major dumping site building up on the backroad in Ballydonnell and (c) the absence of road markings on the road into the village from the creamery makes the road dangerous especially during foggy or wet weather.
The local Community Alert service seems to have reactivated again. Of course, signs of suspicious activity to go out on text must be first reported. No guards can be inspired. To report suspicious activity, ring 0504-25100.