Mullinahone News November 17th
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:38
Juvenile AGM Deferred
The C J Kickham’s Juvenile A G M has been deferred for two weeks from this Thursday to Thursday 4th December at 8.30pm. Please pass on the word.
The U21 hurlers had their game against Ballingarry called off last weekend due to pitch conditions. This has caused a majors fixture pileup for the club as U21 hurlers, minor hurlers and intermediate footballers will all be in action the coming weekend. Coming up to the end of November, this is a ridiculous situation brought about among other things, by bad planning at board level with too many postponements being given and looked for during the height of summer weather.In the present situation, it is almost impossible for those in charge of club teams to keep the show going. Best of luck to all our teams who will line out over the weekend and support would be appreciated.
Walking out in Safety
Walking has become popular in the area as people of all ages strive to stay fit or keep their animals fit. With the coming of the dark evenings and mornings, walkers on the roads are reminded that they should be clearly seen and should if possible always wear high visibility jackets. Motorists are reminded to take extra care on the road and look out for “walkers”.
Micky Shea’s Motor Car Back in the 1950’s a ballad called “Micky Shea’s Motor Car” was sometimes recited in Mullinahone and in other places. Unfortunately, it was never written down, or so we think. Now, some locals would like if possible to collect this old ballad. If you have even a few lines of the ballad, or know anything about it, please contact Joe Tobin or Ricky Sheehan.
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 10th November. The numbers drawn were 14,17,20 and 21. There was no jackpot winner, but there were two match 3 winners. Congratulations to Edna Morris and John Houlihan who shared €150. The jackpot next week could be worth €8,500. If you want to win, do be in.
The words of the poet Patrick Kavanagh supply our parish newsletter with a reflection this week “As we develop our talents, develop our character too”. Aniversary Masses this week Wed. 19th Nov. Eamon Brett, Kickham Street and Stockport, Peggy and John Hickey, Kickham Street and Joanie Delaney do. Thursday 20th Nov. Mary Mallows, Frank and Ellen Bradshaw, Ballydonnell and their son Paddy. Also deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Crossroads including Peggy and Kathleen. Saturday 22nd Nov. at 8pm Roger and Kitty Carey, Clonagoose, Sunday 23rd Nov. at 9.30am Michael and Mary Pollard, Kilvemnon. Sunday 23rd Nov. at 11.30 am Johnny Burke, Kyleafreaghane. A request to those families who received a parish copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church please return as soon as possible so that a new family may have it. Cemetery prayers for November were said in Kilvemnon, Isertkieran and Modeshill on Sunday afternoon last. The children for First Holy Communion 2015 will assemble round the altar at the Our Father at all weekend Masses from now until First Holy Communion time as part of their preparation.
Library Book Bus
A very successful library book bus took place in Mullinahone during the summer. Certs were issued to those who took part. Some certs have still not found their way to the owners. If you know Aaron O’Shea, Roisin Hickey or Orla, Eoin or Cormac Boylan, please contact Ricky Sheehan.
Mullinahone News November 10th
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:15
Mixed Weekend Results
The weekend brought mixed results for the local GAA club. Our local U21 hurlers were first in the field on Sat. when they lined out against Kilsheelan. This game was re-arranged at a late stage for Mullinahone having been transferred from Cloneen. The transfer didn’t seem to help us and we lost out. We now face a make or break clash with Ballingarry in this championship, probably the coming weekend. Our intermediate footballers travelled to Ardfinnan on Sunday and surprised a lot of people with a good win over Ballylooby. This win ended a good week or eight days for our footballers.
We began with a very narrow win over Ballylooby. We were then to play Clonmel Commercials in a playoff game during the week under lights in Newcastle, but they conceded and we were through to a quarter final. This brought us to last Sunday’s game in Ardfinnan again against Ballylooby. At half time the outlook was grim, but trainer Franny Kelly rang the changes and a greatly improved display in the second half saw us have a good win. We are now in the semi-final against Fr. Sheehys who defeated us narrowly in Killenaule earlier in the championship. Our minor hurlers are also still in the championship and should be out, maybe this coming weekend. While the county minor championship is over, the South Tipp minor title is still to be played for.
The Community Council third monthly draw took place at the Community meeting on Tuesday night last, 4th November. The council itself is to proceed with presentations to former long-time officers Sheila Foley and Mick Larkin after Mass on Saturday night 29th November. The draw winners were €150 Margaret White, Clonlahy, €70 Caroline Murphy, Blackthorn Walk, €25 Ann O’Brien, Callan Rd., €25 The McGowan Family, Kilvemnon, €20 Ann Hyland, Mulinoly. Community Council Officers are Chairman Eddie O’Meara,Secretary Mary Guiry and Treasurer, Helen Costelloe
November Cemetery Prayers took place in the Church Cemetery and in Killaghy Cemetery on Sunday afternoon last. Good numbers attended. On the coming Sunday afternoon prayers will take place in Kilvemnon Cemetery at 2.30pm, Isertkieran Cemetery at 3pm and in Modeshill Cemetery at 3.30pm.
Anniversary masses this weekend Saturday 15th November at 8pm Mary and Tommy Bradshaw, Ballycullen, their son Billy Bradshaw and their son-in-law Willie Moran. Sunday 16th November at 9.30am Christopher Reilly, Clonagoose. Sunday 16th November at 11.30am Eileen and Walter Scott, Kyleaglanna. The Months Mind Mass of Neville Brett will take place on Saturday night next, 15th November at 8pm.
Sympathy to Mary Brett, Ballydavid on the recent death of her sister, Margaret Sutton in Co. Wexford. Sympathy also to Kathleen Kehoe, Kilvemnon and to Ciara Kehoe, Kilvemnon on the recent deaths in both their families. May they all rest in peace. Prerparations in St. Michael’s Church for First Communion 2015 will begin at Masses next weekend.
Local Lotto Jackpot
The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 4th November. The numbers drawn were 4,8,9 and 23. We had no jackpot winner, but 6 people shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Josie Duggan, G. Whelan, T.J. Mac, Katie/Nonie, Bridget Egan, Statia Quirke. Next draw will be on November 17th when the jackpot could be worth €8,350.
Mullinahone News November 3rd
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:12
Minor Hurlers Battle Through
Back in the Summer which now seems ages ago, our minor hurlers took on St. Patricks Gaels in the championship.Our lads did well that evening and were well in front when the game came to an end through no fault of ours. In the end, it was decided that the game would have to be replayed which seemed very unfair on our lads. Although Ballingarry were nominated to represent South Tipp in the county championship, the south championship remained to be played. On Saturday last the game against St. Patricks/Fethard was again played. This time the Gaels were able to field a much stronger team than in the Summer.
At half time on Saturday the whole championship set up seemed even more unfair as our lads were led by 2-04 to 0-02 in terrible weather conditions. As stated, the Gaels team had been much strengthened since the first evening and this seemed to be telling, but the Kickhams fought back in the second half. With a number of the team showing very good hurling skill against the stronger Gaels, it was the determination and spirit of the Kickhams which allowed them to win the second half 1-07 to 0-01 and victory by 1-09 to 2-05. They even survived a final free to the Gaels, from which the Gaels had to go for a goal to keep their hopes alive. Kickhams now advance as the Gaels go out and hopefully, team spirit will see them reach the final and maybe even win the title.
Last weekend in our parish involved Halloween and the feasts of All Saints and of All Souls. November cemetery prayers will be said in the Church cemetery on Sunday next, 9th November at 3pm, followed by prayers in Killaghy cemetery at 3.30pm. Prayers will be said on the following Sunday afternoon 16th November at 2.30pm in Kilvemnon, at 3pm in Isertkieran and concluding with 4pm prayers in Modeshill Cemetery. Confirmation 2015 will take place in Mullinahone on 26th March 2015 while First Holy Communion takes place on Saturday 16th May. Preparations are already on hand. Anniversary Masses next weekend Sat. 8th November at 8pm Anna Barrett, Compsey, Sunday 9th November at 11.30am Eileen and Tom Lonergan, Kylefreaghane. May they all rest in peace.This Thursday. 6th November is the feast of all the Saints in Ireland. A good day to join in the Adoration in St. Michael’s Church.
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 28th October. The numbers drawn were 14,15,17and 27. There was no jackpot winner, nor was there a March 3 winner, but 5 Lucky Dips were drawn who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to “the Dippers” Patsy Davis, Ciara Coady, Marie Maher, JEC, and Deirdre Mullan. Next draw will be on Monday 10th November, when the jackpot could be worth €8,200.
Mullinahone Gun Club would like to thank landowners for use of their lands during the shooting season. All local members are insured by NARGC Compensation Fund and the Personal Accident Scheme. Each member is asked to have his/her NARGC membership card with them while out shooting and be able to produce it to land owners if requested. Safe shooting to all.
Intermediate Footballers Win
In the second game played in Ned Hall Park on Saturday afternoon in dreadful weather, Mullinahone surprised many by reigniting their championship hopes with a one point win over Ballylooby. Further progress now depends on a midweek fixture against Clonmel Commercials. A win against Commercials would definitely see Mullinahone through to a semi-final place. The fifteen who lined out in dreadful conditions deserve everyone’s thanks. The team was Michael Lonergan, Kyran Vaughan, Martin Costello, Niall Mullally, Luke Mullally, Niall Curran, David Walzer, Paul Curran, Kevin Walzer, Cathal Horan, Alan Curran, Sean Walzer, Graham Horan, Joe O’Meara and Richie Neary. A quick count shows that 6 of the 15 began the recent senior hurling semi-final against Loughmore. An interesting stat is that 4 families contributed 10 players to Saturday’s team. The 4 families were, the Currans (3) Walzers (3) Mullallys (2) and Horans(2)
Be Safe, Be Seen
Winter has definitely arrived and anybody walking the roads for any reason should be wearing a high visibility jacket. “ Be safe, be seen” is the message for everyone. Walkers may not realise that unless they wear such a jacket, they may not be seen, even by careful motorists.
Mullinahone News October 27th
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:07
Hurlers go Down
Sunday last in Semple Stadium was a very bad day for our local hurling supporters, as our senior hurlers went down to Loughmore by 3.22 to 0.14, a margin of 17 points. Early in the season when the team played badly to lose to Ballina in the county championship, supporters were fearful of what the rest of the season might bring. However, as the season progressed,so didMullinahone in the South Championship, even if their wins over Ballingarry and Swan didn’t inspire great confidence. However, the wins over Killenaule and the return of some of our players from their summer in the USA raised hopes. The win last week over Kildangan which was almost let slip away revived early season hopes, but little could have prepared supporters for Sunday’s very poor display in the semi-final. Loughmore didn’t play terrible well against us and were rather wastful in their shooting as we were, but for all of that, they proved much better than us.
For a side that so much was put into during the year, the return was rather small. Of course, there were some honourable exceptions during the year of players trying very hard, but too many appeared to coast along on the side willing to be described as senior hurlers, but not willing to prove it on the field. The amount of attention devoted to senior hurling only would seem to be upsetting to many both at the football side of the club and also to those involved at minor and under 21 level. A revision of priorities would seem to be called for.
Mullinahone Gun Club would like to thank landowners for use of their lands during the coming season. Members of the local club are insured by NARGC Compensation Fund and the Personal Accident Scheme. All members are asked to have their NARGC membership card with them while out shooting and be able to produce it to landowners if requested. Safe shooting to all.
Local Lotto Jackpot
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 20th October. The numbers drawn were 6,19,22 and 27. There was no jackpot winner, but we had one Match 3 winner. Congratulations to Dick Maher who won €150. The jackpot next week could be worth €8,050. If you would like to win, do be in.
A public meeting will be held in the Knocknagow Community Centre on next Tuesday 4th November at 8pm. This is an opportunity for all to keep up to date with community issues. All are very welcome to the meeting. Thanks to all who supported the Community Centre draw and thanks to all those who worked hard selling tickets calling door to door. Thanks also to the businesses wo facilitated the sale of monthly draw tickets. You can now keep up to date with all events and news re. Mullinahone Community Centre on Facebook. Please like it and share it.
A word from the wise in this weeks Parish Newsletter “Mothers don’t give up easily”. Masses next weekend will be on Friday night 31st October at 8pm eve of Holyday. Saturday 1st November, Feast of All Saints, Masses 9.30am and 11.30am.Sunday 2nd November, feast of All souls, Masses 9.30am and 11.30am. Confirmation 2015 will be in St. Michael’s Church on Thursday 26th March while First Communion 2015 will be on Saturday 16th May. Preparations are already on hand.
The death has taken place in England of Paggy Walsh-Heaphy formerly Ballyduggan. Sympathy to the members of the Walsh family. Sympathy also to the McGrath family, Ballydonnell on the death of their aunt, Josie Dolan in England. Anniversary Masses next weekend Dick and Kitty Neary, Modeshill, Josie Cody, Clonagoose, Kay and Ted Dunne Killaghy. Please consult Parish Newsletter re. times. May they rest in peace.
A Grand Reunion involving the local county winning under 21 teams of 1988, the county junior hurling team and under 21 hurling team of 1989 and All Ireland 7s winning hurling team of 1990 will take place on this Sat. night Nov.1st in The Park Hotel Clonmel. Cost is only E25 and this includes a meal. Dancing will be to the strains of Limelite followed by D J Komar. For tickets contact Dick Egan, Albert Curran,Eddie McCarthy, John Croke, Rita Curran or Jackie Bolger at 086 8341843. A great chance to come along and revive memories of those wonderful days.