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Mullinahone News 28th August

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GAA History Launch

After a fine weekend for Tipperary hurling the focus switches back locally the coming weekend. On this Friday night 22nd August, our GAA history the Green above the Red will be launched in the GAA centre by GAA super personality, Micheal O' Muircheartaigh. Whatever Micheál has to say should prove interesting and no doubt a large number from the local community and from Tipperary in general will turn out to hear him as all are invited.

The history has been in preparation for the last 3 years under a local book committee headed by Dick Egan who stepped into the role when Lance Vaughan was unable to continue as chairman.  Editor of the book is Ricky Sheehan with Joe Tobin as the assistant Editor. The other 3 members of the committee were Sean O’Meara, Tommy O’Sullivan and the hard working secretary, Neil Thompson who kept the 6 Mullinahone men in order (no easy task). Great credit also for their help in producing the history to typists, Linda Quirke and Anne Sheehan and award winning local photographer, Jimmy Freeman.

The history has been rumbling around since 1984, but many would contend that we were too busy making history since then rather than writing it. The committee is satisfied that they have produced an excellent publication after 3 years of hard work.  Do come along at 8.30pm to the GAA Hall on Friday night for the launch.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Monday 11th August. The winning numbers drawn were 12,19,22 and 25. There were no jackpot winners, but there were 3 match 3 winners who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Eddie Hickey, Button and Michelle Maher who shared €150. Next draw will be on August 25th when the jackpot could be worth €6,500.

GAA Briefs

Next week has the Kelleggs GAA Cul Camp in Mullinahone. Age groups from 6 to 13. On line booking at or contact chairman Victory Direen for more info.

Well Done to our U14 hurlers who drew their semi-final with Kilsheelan on Thursday night last.  The replay takes place on this Thursday night 21st August with the winners facing Clonmel Og in the final.

Our senior hurlers have been drawn to play Carrick Swan in the South Tipp semi-final on this Sunday afternoon, August 24th in Clonmel. Well done to Tipp hurlers on their win on Sunday. Well done also to the large number of locals who travelled to the game. It was nice to see Eoin Kelly coming on and was comforting to see Paul Curran ready to come in if needed. Now the build up begins for the final.

Host Families Wanted

Volunteer host families are urgently required for annual GAA tournament Friday 29th August  and Saturday 30th August.  Please contact any member of the Juvenile Gaa Club.  Many thanks. T

Thank You

A huge thank you for all the help, support and donations made in aid of Megan Vaughan’s volunteer work at Daktan school and Wildlife Orphanage South Africa. The winner of the Jelly Bean guessing competition was Teckie Brett whose guess was 1,100 beans when there were 1,088 in the jar. Winners of the raffle were Tommy Rochford, Kiah Hughes, Alma Vaughan, Eoin McGrath, Eileen Ward, Albert Curran, Barry Egan and Robert Pennyfeather.

Mullinahone Community Council

Silver Circle Draw will start again in September. This draw is the main source of income which maintains the Community Council. It is very important to have your support. Lines are €20 each for 12 monthly draws . Please buy a line and support your Community Council and Centre.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary  Masses this weekend Friday 22nd August at 7pm Jack and Josie Sheehan, Ballydavid, Saturday August 23rd at 8pm Danny and Ciss Maher, Ballycullen, Sunday 24th August at 9.30am Billy Cantwell, Kickham Street, Sunday 11.30am Percy and his son Patrick Vaughan, Clonagoose. May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Ciara Ryan, Kilvemnon and Christopher Byron,Ballycullen and also to Colin John Traynor and Eileen Mary Gleeson, Ballyduggan. Both couples were married recently.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 15:21

Mullinahone News Aug 11th

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32nd Annual Festival

The 32nd annual  Kickham Country Weekend Festival took place in Mullinahone on the first weekend in August.  The festival was opened by Labhras O Murchu. One of the highlights of the festival was the Kickham oration delivered by local lady, Dr. Triona Clutterbuck. Another highlight which aroused local interest was the Saturday night lecture on local folklore given by Johnny Dillon of UCD. Johnny concentrated on the folklore collected and written out by the local primary schools in the 1930’s. This collection from Ballydonnell NS, Mullinahone NS Girls, Poulacapple NS and Mullinahone NS Boys is available in the local studies section of Tipperary County Library in Thurles. It may be possible to arrange an exhibition of this folklore in Mullinahone later in the year as was done recently in Killenaule with their folklore. For some reason, the folklore from Kilvemnon NS does not seem to be available though folklore was definitely collected and transcribed there.

Micheál for Mullinahone

The launch of CJ.Kickham’s GAA Club history will take place in the local GAA Centre on Friday night, August 22nd at 8.30pm. The history will be launched by GAA Super personality, Micheál O' Muircheartaigh, so a very large turnout of locals is expected as all are invited. The history which deals with the story of gaelic games and life in the Knocknagow area since the local club was founded in 1885 has been 3 years in the preparation and runs to over 600 pages with over 200 photographs. The book also deals with Mullinahone’s relationship with other local clubs as well as with South Tipperary and Tipp County Boards. It also includes an extensive records section, so the appeal of the book should go well past the borders of the parish.  even men founded the GAA in Thurles in 1884. Seven other men also began the compiling of Mullinahone’s GAA history in 2012. The local seven were Lance Vaughan, Dick Egan, Neil Thompson, Tommy O’Sullivan, Sean O’Meara with Joe Tobin as Deputy Editor and Ricky Sheehan as Editor. The seven would like to see a big turnout on August 22nd which is the anniversary of C.J.Kickham’s death in 1882. The book committee would also like to acknowledge the help that they got from many sources in compiling “The Green above the Red”.

Parish Newsletter

Thank you to Joe O’Gorman for organising the recent bus to Knock. We thank also the wonderful committee for organising the Mass at the Mass Rock with special thanks to Martin Cuddihy  for the magnificent Celtic Cross now erected behind the Mass Rock.

Condolences to the O’Keeffe family, Mullinoly on the death of Tom O’Keeffe formerly of Newcastle. Sympathy also to the Pennfather and Ryan families, Cois na hAbhann on the deaths of Ken Pennfather Limerick/Shannon and Gretta Ryan, Rossane. May they rest in peace.

Anniversary Masses next weekend,Saturday, 16th August Rody and Margaret Curran, Kilvemnon and Michael and Mary Crowley, Kilvemnon.  Friday  next, 15th August will be a holyday of obligation.  The vigil Mass of the Holyday will take place in St. Michael’s Church at 8pm on Thursday night 14th August.  Adoration ends this Thursday at 8pm.

Ladies Football

Recent All-Ireland Minor medallist, Aoibhe O’Shea and Aine Dunne will represent Mullinahone on the Tipperary U16 team to play Monaghan in the U16 All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday next in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. Best of Luck to Aoibhe and Aine and also to Mary O’Shea, who is a member of the Tipperary Management  team.

Thank You

Thank you to all those who attended the fundraising barbeque in T.J.Macs on Saturday night last in aid of Megan Vaughans volunteer work in South Africa.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 5th August. The numbers drawn were 1,20,22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner, but there were 5 lucky dips. Congrats to the following “Dippers” Rita Curran, Carole and Jamie, Natasha Scott, Fran Walsh and Bridget Forristal who shared €150.  Next draw will be on August 18th when the jackpot could be worth €6,400.

Underage GAA

Please help. Volunteer host families are urgently required for the Annual juvenile GAA tournament on Friday 29th August and Saturday 30th.  Please volunteer to host children visiting from Northern Ireland for this fun event. Contact any member of the Juvenile GAA Club. Many thanks.

Kelleggs GAA Cul Camp

The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp will take place in Mullinahone from next Monday, 18th August to August 22nd.  Age groups from 6 to 13. Full GAA kit and bag for all  who register.  On line booking at or contact Juvenile Chairman, Victor Direenfor more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 15:12

Mullinahone News 28th July

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August will be busy in Mullinahone

August promises to be a very busy month in Mullinahone and involving Mullinahone people. The month begins on Friday evening next, 1st August with the opening of the Kickham Country Weekend at 7.30pm. The weekend then continues with more events on Saturday and on Sunday. On Sunday 3rd August in the afternoon there will be a special Mass at the Mass Rock over Kylotlea to bless the new Cross that has been erected behind the Rock.  All are welcome to this ancient Mass site.

If you want get away from Mullinahone for the weekend, you can take the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on a bus which will leave the church car park at 8am on Sunday.  After the treble booking on the first weekend, the second weekend is for the moment free.

Another event on the first weekend is on the Saturday when Aoibhe O’Shea and Tipperary Minor footballers play Offaly in the All-Ireland Minor Football final. On the third weekend, Sunday 17th it is off to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final, Tipperary v Cork. The week 18th August to 22nd will see a Cul Camp in action in Mullinahone.

On Friday evening, 22nd August C.J. Kickhams GAA Club are expected to launch their history “The Green above the Red” which is currently being printed.  Once again all are invited as the story of 130 years of GAA activity in Mullinahone is unveiled.

The last Saturday of the month 30th August will see the Annual Festival of underage hurling taking place in the village.  Overall August is unlikely to be “a wicked month”, but should certainly be a busy one.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 21st July. The numbers drawn were 5,8,20 and 26.  There was no jackpot winner, but there were 5 Match 3 winners who shared the prize of €150.  Congratulations to Skinner Scott, Bridget Phelan, Tony Moran, Bridget Duggan and Bobby Bouche, Nipper and Kerryman.  Next draw will be on Tuesday 5th August when the jackpot could be worth €6,250.

Kickham Country Weekend

The official opening of the Kickham Country Weekend will be performed by Labhras O Murchu of Comhaltas at 7.30pm after a Cheese and Wine reception.  A lecture follows by Padraigin Riggs of UCD called “The History of Hurling”.

On Saturday 2nd August there will be a historic trip by bus to Piltown district.  The lecture that night will be “Folklore in Mullinahone in the 1930’s”.

On Sunday 3rd August, after 11.30am Mass the Kickham oration will be delivered by Triona Clutterbuck.

On Sunday afternoon there will be poetry reading at Killaghy Castle with guest poet and musicians.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to Peggy Vaughan on the death of her brother-in-law, Pat Moroney of Shanagolden. Anniversary Masses Thursday 31st July at Joe and Tom Boland, Ballyvoneen, Saturday 2nd August at 8pm Roger Quirke, Gurteen. Sunday 3rd August at 9.30am Ciss and Denis O’Brien, Kylothea and Michael Tobin. Sunday 3rd August at 11.30am Tess McNamara, Mullinoly.  May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Margo Dalton of Poulacapple and James O’Brien of Briersfield who were wed recently.

The Mass Rock committee invite all to the Mass on next Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Mass Rock to bless the new Cross which has been erected there.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 15:06

Mullinahone News July 20th

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Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp

This camp will take place in Mullinahone from August 18th to August 22nd.  Age group is from 6 to 13. Register on line or if you wish contact Victor Direen, Club Chairman.

Results and Fixtures

U8 Hurlers will take part in a County Blitz in Dr. Morris Park, Thurles on Saturday 26th July while our U10 hurlers take part in a South Tipp blitz in Carrick on Wednesday 23th July.


In the last week our U12’s played, but lost to both Fethard and Ballybacon Grange. A speedy recovery to David Gunn who was injured in the Ballybacon game.


Hurlers will play Killenaule on Thursday 24th July at 7pm in Killenaule, while on Thursday 31st July they are at home to Kilsheelan at 7pm.


The U16 hurlers have a home game via Ballingarry on Monday 28th July at 7pm.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 14th July. The numbers drawn were 4,6,12 and 30.  There was no jackpot winner, but there were 5 Match 3 winners.   Congrats to Doireann Walsh, Lily Neary, Cora Freaney, Brendan Scott and Keith Collins who shared €150. Next draw will be on Monday 28th July, when the jackpot could be worth €6,100.

Table Quiz

The Mullinahone Tidy Villages Committee will hold a table quiz in T.J. Macs on Friday 25th July at 9.30pm.  Tables cost €20 per table.  Funds are urgently needed to continue village works.  Please support in any way you can.

Walking Club

On Wednesday 23rd July, a meeting will be held in the Knocknagow Community Centre at 8pm with a view to setting up a walking group.  Guest speaker, writer and travel guide, John G Dwyer.

Kickham Country Weekend

August 1st to 3rd.

Friday 1st Opening by Labhras O Murchu.

Lecture Padraigin Riggs U.C.D “The History of Hurling”.

Saturday 2nd August  Historic trip to Piltown District

Lecture Saturday night “Folklore in Mullinahone in the 1930’s”.

Sunday 3rd August Kickham oration by Triona Clutterbuck,

Sunday afternoon poetry reading at Killaghy Castle.

Parish Newsletter

The Diocesean Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday August 3rd.  Bus will leave the car park at 8am.

Adoration this coming Thursday, 24th July will not begin until 4pm.

Mass Rock:  The Mass Rock committee will hold a gathering for Mass to be celebrated at the Mass Rock at 3pm on Sunday August 3rd. The new cross that has been erected behind the Mass Rock will be blessed.  All are welcome.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 14:45
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