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Mullinahone News 26th Jan. 2015

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Water Good and Bad News


Some good news to begin with about the water in the local area.  It seems that the long-term leaks on the Carrick Road outside the Community Centre and the leak in the lane at the back of Crottys have been repaired. Of course, one cannot expect leaks to be repaired by Irish Water or Tipperary Co. Council if these authorities are not informed about the leaks. The onus to do this falls on locals or those who pass such leaks on a regular basis.


The bad news regarding the water supply in the local area concerns the amount of lime in the supply. In the last year, the amount of lime in our water has increased enormously.  While this does not appear to be injurious to health, the deposits and scale left on electric or other kettles, washing machines, showers etc. It is both costly to remove these deposits from the machines and even more costly to replace the machines themselves. With our new water supply now well bedded in, as they say, it is time for the supply itself to be attended to.

Tidy Towns

Our Tidy Towns committee is gearing itself up again for another year at keeping our village even tidier. While the paper work associated with tidy towns is well looked after, the number of local volunteers and helpers to keep the village and its environs tidy is far smaller than needed. A call to arms then for the people of the streets and the village housing estates. It should be mentioned the great work done last summer by the Kickham Place residents. A tidy towns meeting will take place this Thursday night 29th January at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are invited as “Many hands make light work”.

Underage GAA


For underage players still to register please contact Josephine Britton as she has the relevant forms for U6’s to U16’s and also booklets for their parents.

Foundation Course

A foundation coaching course will take place on 2 nights Friday 30th January and Friday 6th February from 7pm to 9.30pm each night in the GAA Complex. Anybody interested please contact Chairman, Sean O’Meara or Secretary Victor Direen.

Contact Number

The contact number of the GAA Juvenile PRO, Kevin O’Meara, Carrick Street  is 087-2065864.

Get Fit – Stay Fit

A training group will meet on this Saturday, 31st January at 1pm in the GAA field.  With 8 weeks to go until the Juvenile sponsored run, the idea of this group is to meet once a week for a start and maybe twice when the group is up and active. Starting with a 3 mile (5km) walk or run at your own pace to build up to the sponsored juvenile walk/run on March 29th.  All are most welcome.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The local jackpot lotto draw took place on Monday 19th January. There was no jackpot winner, but 8 people shared the Match 3 prize of €200. Congratulations to Margaret Scott, Ann Nolan, Dermot Ryan, Kevin Tobin, Claire Fogarty, Jerry Ryan, Liam Carroll and Paul O’Brien. Next draw will be on February 2nd when the jackpot could be worth €9,850.

Mullinahone Community Council  Draw

The 6th Mullinahone Community Council draw took place last week. The winners were €150 Joe Pollard, Carrick Road, €70 Kevin O’Meara, Carrick Street, €25 Fr. John McGrath PP, Clonagoose, €25 Liam Tobin, Mullinoly and €20 Anna Mai White, Clonlahy.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the family of Michael Brett, Bawnavrona, whose death took place recently. Michael was the lasr surviving member of his own family. Condolences, also, to Anna (Nancy ) Torpey, Blackrock, Dublin whose death took place last week. Anna was formerly Nancy Ahearne of Fethard Street. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday 31st January at 8pm John and Marie Guiry, Beaverstown, Sunday 1st February at 9.30am Mary and Michael O’Brien, Ballywalter Upr. And Michael O’Brien, Sunday February lst at 11.30am Michael Denny, Modeshill and Aibhne Bergin (Former Chemist).

Our new Archbishop, Kieran O’Reilly will be installed in Thurles Cathedral on Sunday 8th February.  A prayer service in preparation will take place in all 46 parishes including Mullinahone on Wednesday 4th February at 8pm.  There will be no morning Mass that morning.  Monday 2nd February is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Candles will be blessed at Masses at 10am and 8pm. February 2nd is known locally as Candlemas Day. The following day February Tuesday 3rd February is the feast of St. Blaise. Throats will be blessed at Masses at both 10am and 8pm.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 14:54

Mullinahone News Jan.19th

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Adjourned AGM

The adjourned AGM of Mullinahone C J Kickhams GAA Club will take place in the GAA Centre on Fri.night Jan.23rd .

The team gradings by the county gradings committee have been announced and are as follows. Hurling (a) minor B grade (b) U21 “B” grade (c) junior “B” grade (d) Intermediate grade. Hurling (a) minor “B” grade, U21 “A” grade, (c) junior “B” grade, (d) senior hurling has only. This leaves the question of funding 8 teams and also of fielding players for them to be decided.

Well done to Seanie Foxe who on RTE  radio recently had a fine win in an afternoon quiz show hosted by Marty Morrissey.

Cause for Concern

A number of local people have become very concerned at the amount of “dog dirt” appearing on our village streets. This dog dirt can be dangerous to children walking the streets to school and even more so to childminders pushing buggies along the streets. Dog owners should be more responsible. Such “dirt” also makes little of the efforts of our hard working tidy towns committee who over the last 3 years have managed to raise our tidy towns mark each year.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the relatives of Martin Ryan, The Islands whose death took place recently in Australia. Martin emigrated to Australia in the 1950’s.  Mass for him was celebrated in Ballingarry Church last Saturday evening.  Condolences, also, to Agnes Brett and family, Bawnavrona on the death of Michael Brett, Bawnavrona which has taken place. Michael was the last surviving member of his own nine member family.

Anniversary Masses next weekend, Saturday 24th January at 8pm Jim Connolly, Rocks Road and his sister Anne. Sunday 25th January Paddy and Rena Ryan, Kyleaduhir and also Kathleen Ryan. May they all rest in peace.

Our new Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will be installed on Sunday 8th February in Thurles Cathedral.  A small number of parishioners from each one of the 46 parishes in the Archdiocese will be invited to attend.

Confirmation 2015 will take place in Mullinahone on Thursday 26th March while First Holy Communion 2015 will take place on the 3rd Saturday of May which this year is 16th May.


We congratulate the O’Shea family, Mohober on their unique sporting achievement.  Mother, Mary Power/O’Shea won All-Ireland senior football medals with Tipperary in 1974, 1975 and 1980 while her daughters, Lorraine and Aoibhe won All-Ireland medals in 2009 and 2014.  Hopefully Lorraine and Aoibhe will match the senior grade medals of their mother with Tipperary in the years to come.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on January 12th. The numbers drawn were 1,12,18 and 27.  We had no jackpot winner, but 2 shared the Match 3 prize of €150.  Congrats to Gerry and Nicola Mac and to Liam Tobin. Next draw will be on Monday next January 26th when the jackpot could be worth €9,700. To win your must first be in.

Cardio Tennis

Heart pumping fitness. Get fit have fun. Cardio tennis is a new fun group activity featuring drills to give players of all ability an ultimate high energy workout.  Srarting Wednesday 21st January in Mullinahone for 5 weeks from 6pm to 7pm and from 7pm to 8pm. For more info. Contact Amy on 087-7728047.

Beauty Queen of Leenane

The Fionn Mac Cumhaill players will stage The Beauty Queen of Lennane in Crocanoir on Saturday 31st January.  Contact 086-0834208 for details. Apart from Ballycullen, performances in Clonacody House on January 22nd, 23rd and 24th and in The Source Theatre, Thurles on Saturday 7th February.

Underage GAA

Registration of players from 6 to 16 took place on Thursday night last January 15th. All underage players must be properly registered with club membership officer, Josephine Britton. The new PRO of the club is Kevin O’Meara, Carrick Street.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 14:48

Mullinahone News Jan.12th

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Juvenile GAA

The adjourned AGM of our juvenile club took place on Thursday night last with new Chairman, Sean O’Meara, Ballydonnell presiding.  Business was conducted in a workman like manner.  The new PRO of the Juvenile club is Kevin O’Meara, Carrick Street. Juvenile membership for 2015 was fixed at €20 per girl/boy. Registration will take place on Thursday night 15th January between 7pm and 8.30pm in the GAA hall.

Parents are reminded that all players from U6 to U16 must be registered. All registrations must be paid to Juvenile Club Membership Officer, Josephine Britton and not to any team manager. Those in charge of juvenile teams are reminded that they should pay membership to Rita Curran of the adult club.

Good News

Good news for 2 Eddies in the Mullinahone GAA club recently. Secretary of the club, Eddie McCarthy, Killaghy has been elected PRO of the South Board while last weekend brought the good news that Eddie Hickey of Kickham Street won €500 in the Tipperary GAA January draw.  Well done to both.

Fionn MacCumhaill Players

The Fionn MacCumhaill players, Cloneen will stage “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh in Clonacody House on January 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Food will be served. The” eauty Queen” comes to Crocanoir on Saturday, 31st January. For more details, contact 086-0834208 or 083-1355762. The last performance will be in The Source Theatre, Thurles on Saturday 7th February. For details ring 0504-90204.

Local Lotto

Two local lotto draws took place over Christmas. No jackpot was won. On 22nd December the numbers drawn were 2,9,10 and 26.

Two match 3 winners were drawn.  Congrats to Connie Fogarty and to Maura and Áine who shared €150. The Christmas Meat Vouchers were won by Sharon Brennan and Celine.

On Monday, 5th January the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 8 and 15. Again no jackpot, but this time the March 3 prize of €150 was shared between P. Russell (2) Mary Gunn, Brian Vaughan and Brian Egan. Congrats to all the winners.

Next draw will be on 18th January when the jackpot could be worth €9,550. To win, you must first be in.

Senior Citizens

Thanks to all those who supported the Christmas Raffle and to those who bought and sold tickets. The lucky winners were 1st Josephine Nye, 2nd Máirtín Reilly, 3rd Monica Lawless.

Thanks to the volunteer ladies who come in each fortnight and to our musicians Joe and Bob. We are grateful to drivers, John and Siobhán Dunne and John Crosse for their courtesy and kindness. This year sincere thanks to Seanie Foxe and Kye Vaughan who raised funds by cycling to Dublin.

We are also indebted to Rose Grant, Gerry and Teresa Kelly, the Ladies Club, GAA Club and Soccer Club for their generosity. We had a wonderful night in Crocanoir thanks to the Bermingham family. Thanks to Alma who keeps us Fit and Trim each fortnight. Best wishes to all and a Happy New Year.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 12:54

Mullinahone News Jan.5th

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Rainfall in 2014

The rainfall really began for 2014 with December 2013 when it rained very heavily.The taps were turned on even heavier in January and February when over 300mm of rain cascaded down.In March, April and May rainfall eased off with the lovely Spring and Summer of April to September, with the latter month being the driest of the year with only 6.5mm of rain.

Just to remind us rain came back strongly in October and November with December easing off. In all, 1016.6mm of rain fell on 206 days in 2014. January was the wettest month of the year with 158.8mm of rainfall closely followed by February with 153.2mm. September was the driest month, with July second driest with 29.2mm of rain.

In contrast, November 13th was the wettest day of the year with 31.1mm of rainfall with October 3rd being next in line with 30.7mm. The longest completely dry spell came in June with 14 days from the 11th to the 24th inclusive completely dry. A similar 13 day spell took place from September 6th to the 18th inclusive. 2014 was the wettest year since 2009 with rainfall somewhat above average. This would indicate that 2015 should be drier, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Year Ends Year Begins

The 2014 GAA year for Mullinahone C.J.Kickhams on Saturday last.  The long delayed South Tipp Intermediate Football final against neighbours Grangemockler took place in Kilsheelan.Despite being rank outsiders, Mullinahone only went down by 3 points 2-07 to 0-10. It was a game that we could easily have won, but in the end the honours went to Grangemockler giving them their first adult football final win over Mullinahone in more than a century.

What a pity for all concerned that such games cannot be played in Summer/Autumn instead of the depths of Winter. Well done to our lads and their mentors on a decent run in this championship. Our congratulations to Kilsheelan and to Bill and Paul Maher on winning the South Tipp U21A final on Sunday when they defeated Swan 0-13 to 0-10.  They continued the form which they showed against ourselves on our first day out in that same championship in October. Congratulations, also, to C.J.Kickham’s club secretary, Eddie McCarthy who has been elected South Tipp PRO for 2015.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The local lotto jackpot draw returns after an end of year break on December 29th. The jackpot now stands at over €9,000, so if you want a prosperous New Year, do be in.  Next draw will take place on Monday 12th January.

Juvenile AGM

The adjourned Juvenile AGM will take place on this Thursday night January 8th at 8pm. All are welcome. The Juvenile registration evening for 2015 will take place on Thursday 15th January from 7pm to 8.30pm. All players from U6 to U16 must register and give payment to Juvenile club membership officer, Josephine Britton and not to your team manager.

All adults involved in the juvenile club, please pay your membership for 2015 to Club membership Officer, Rita Curran.

The juvenile strength and conditioning programme will resume on Wednesday 21st January.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 12:49
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