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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.