Mullinahone News November 24th
Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 11:49
Two people, who between them have nearly a century of parish service will be recognised by the people of the community on Saturday night next 29th November. The pair in question are Sheila Foley of Parkmore and Mick Larkin of Carrick Road. Both recently retired from Mullinahone Community Council. Sheila has at least two lifetimes of parish service behind her. Back in the 1960’s, she was responsible for setting up Macra na Tuaithe in Mullinahone and this organisation or Foróige as it came to be called, instilled a tradition of community service in a generation of Mullinahone young people. Sheila then became Chairperson of the Community Council looking after the parish at large. She has also been the driving force behind the Kickham Country Weekend which began in 1983 and is still going strong.
Mick Larkin was Chairman of Mullinahone Community Council back in the early 1980’s, as Mullinahone prepared for the Kickham Centenary in 1982. He has been the parish historian for many years and published the excellent Mullinahone Heritage and History in 2002. For 25 years he was responsible for bringing out the annual Mullinahone Magazine. Another excellent Larkin publication was Mullinahone’s Burial Grounds. Of course, both Sheila and Mick received outstanding support from their respective spouses, the late Denis Foley RIP and Nora Larkin.
The contributions of both Sheila and Mick will be marked at Mass in St. Michael’s Church on this Saturday night at 8pm and at a public function in the Knocknagow Community Centre after Mass to which all members of the community are invited. On behalf of Mullinahone, to the Foley and Larkin families we say in “Mile Buiochas”.
Good GAA Weekend
Last weekend was a good one for GAA in the parish with Saturday being a very good day. The Lady Minor Footballers travelled to Bansha to take on the locals in the Shield Final. At full time the sides were deadlocked – Mullinahone 3-07 Bansha 2-10. In extra time, the Mullinahone ladies outscored the home side 0-05 to 0-02, leaving Mullinahone the winners by 3-12 to 2-12. Well done ladies.
In Monroe our minor hurlers were in action in a championship quarter final against a combination of Cahir and Burncourt/Clogheen. The side were behind for much of the game, but in an exciting finish they got some brilliant scores to come from behind and win 2-13 to 2-11. They have now qualified for the semi-final in which they will face Ballyneale. Well done lads.
The icing on the cake came on Sunday afternoon when our Intermediate footballers again confounded the critics when they defeated Fr. Sheehys in the South Tipp semi final in Clonmel. The margin of victory was small, only a point, 0-10 to 0-09, but we are now in the South final against neighbours Grangemockler and also in the county quarter final. This is a fine achievement for the small panel of players and the people who have struggled through the year to keep the team going. The team has had an infusion of spirit in recent weeks, much of it possibly due to the coaching put in by Franny Kelly who has a record of supporting Mullinahone teams in the past.
Many still remember the run to the Munster football final in 2011. While our lads will be outsiders against Grangemockler, the game will still be a local derby and any result is possible.
A Christmas Fair in aid of Carlow/Kilkenny homecare and Temple Street Childrens Hospital will take place at Ballylanigan House, Mullinahone on Saturday week, December 6th from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday week, December 7th from 10am to 5pm. Christmas gifts on offer include Christmas cards, wooden toys, natural health products, silk clothing, jams and wines. This is an excellent opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping. Free entry, tea and coffee. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Enquiries to 087-2929449.
Juvenile GAA AGM.
The Juvenile GAA Annual General Meeting has been deferred to Thursday 4th December at 8.30pm.
Don’t forget to put the Christmas Carol service in your diary for Sunday 14th December at 7pm.
Christmas dinner for the Ladies Club will take place in Hotel Manilla on the 20th December. Please note change of date. Dancing to Keith McDonald. Deposits please to Ann or Helan asap.
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 10th November. The numbers drawn were 13,15,18 and 21. There was no jackpot winner, but we had one Match 3 winner. Congratulations to the Kerryman, who won €150. Jackpot next week could be worth €8,650.
A Community Meeting will take place on Tuesday night next 2nd December in the Community Centre. All are welcome to attend. The 4th Community Draw will take place on the night.
Micky Shea’s Motor Car
Following last weeks request some progress has been made. Can you add another bit?
A Christmas gift, perhaps a Mullinahone person living away from the parish might appreciate a copy of 130 odd years of local history if they got a copy of the local GAA History for Christmas.
Be Safe, Be Seen.
As Winter closes in with darkness and fog, all walkers on our roads are encouraged to wear high viz jackets. Do allow motorists to see you.
Mullinahone News November 17th
Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 11:51
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.