Local Clubs AGM
The AGM of the local GAA Club took place in the meeting room on Friday night last. About 20 members in all attended, which was somewhat on the small side. Chairman Martin Cody presided. Elected to administer the club for the coming year were Chairman Martin Cody, Vice Chairmen Dick Egan and Lance Vaughan, Sec. Eddie McCarthy, Treasurer Albert Curran and PRO Jackie Bolger. Written reports were presented by the Secretary and by the Treasurer.
The Secretary’s report showed that the club had engaged in over 20 championship football and hurling games during 2013 at minor, U21 and senior level. Only 2 games were won during the year and one was drawn. Not a single game was won in football nor was a game won in minor hurling or football during the year. Managers were appointed to the following teams for 2014. Intermediate football Jackie Bolger, U21 football Johnny Kennedy and senior hurling Sean Foxe and Willie Phelan. The Treasurers report saw a loss in the clubs finances during 2013 in spite of very generous sponsorship from Mullinahone Co-Op. The adjourned AGM will take place in mid January, but prior to it a follow-up meeting to the recent club workshop will take place so that reports from the workshop can be acted upon.
The ashes of the late Ned Hyland, formerly of Cappnagrane who died in England were received and blessed in St. Michael’s Church last weekend and were interred in Isertkieran on Sunday. Condolences to Ned’s extended family. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday Dec. 14th at 8pm Anniversary Elizabeth and Jack O’Meara, Jamestown as well as Mick and Patti O’Meara, Sunday Dec 15th at 11.30am months mind Kitty Neary Modeshill. As Christmas approaches, the annual pre-Christmas Penitential Service will take in St. Michael’s Church. However, parishioners are asked to note that this service this year will be on a Friday night Dec. 20th. This is Friday night week and the service will be from 7pm to 8pm. Many are also looking forward to the Christmas carol service which is due to take place in St. Michaels on Sunday evening next December 15th at 7pm. Come along and join in the festive spirit.
This Thursday night Dec. 12th sees a Bingo Night in our GAA centre. There will be a Christmas jackpot of €500 and also a raffle. 8.30pm is “Eyes Down” time, so sharpen the old pencil and come along.
Congrats to Alex Maher , Ned O’Meara, Megan Scott, Chloe Costello, Matthew Direen and Eve Rowan from Mullinahone NS who were winners in the recent Clonmel Library Colouring and Poetry competition. Congratulations to Jane Thompson and Alex Maher who were winners in the Sherkin Island Environmental competition.
A meeting to organise community games locally in 2014 will be held in the Community Centre on this Thursday night Dec 12th at 7pm. All are welcome.
Championship win down under
A photo in this weeks parish newsletter shows the following local lads Joey Maher, Ballycullen, Richard Fitzgibbon, Carrick St, Adrian Maher, Ballycullen, Michael O’Connor, Killenaule, Peter Dunne (cousin of Vicky Maher) Carrick St., Ned Tobin, Mullinoly, Michael Lonergan, Killaghy, Adrian Doheny, Whitegates and Shane O’Brien, Carrick St. All nine were on the winning team in the West Sydney championship winning the final 2-0. The teams motto could well have been “Mullinahone Abu” under the “eagle eye” of manager “Gibby” Richard Fitzgibbon to those not in the know.
Winning numbers last week were 3,15,17 and 20. No jackpot winner, but five match 3 winners who shared €150. Congrats to M. Rochford, Jim Clarke, Breda O’Dwyer, Jessica Cuddy and Emma Kerr. Next draw Dec. 16th when the jackpot could be worth €1450.
The AGM of the Juvenile football and hurling club took place on Friday night last in the GAA meeting room. The meeting was well attended. Chairman Declan McNamara presided. Among the attendance were the chairman of the CJ Kickhams senior club Martin Cody and the treasurer of the senior club Albert Curran. Reports were presented by the chairman, secretary and treasurer. The chairman stood down after his years at the top and Victor Direen Clashbeg was elected chairman. Sean Reilly was re-elected treasurer, as was Jackie Bolger re-elected PRO. The secretary Pat Fitzgerald, who also wished to step down is to continue until a new Runai is elected. This is likely to happen at the next meeting of the club which is to take place next week.
Rainfall locally in November amounted to 41.7mm of rain on 12 days. Only 8.4mm fell during the last 19 days of the month. The year’s total rainfall to date is in the region of 650mm (26 inches). Were December to produce the same sort of rainfall as the other 11 months of the year, the yearly total for 2013 will be very low indeed.
Local Lotto Draw
The numbers drawn in the local lotto draw on Monday night last were 12, 14,19 and 26. We had no jackpot winner and only one match 3 winner of €150. Congrats to Brian Forristal. Next draw is on December 9th.
Christmas Carol Service
The now annual Christmas Carol service will take place is St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone on Sunday evening December 15th. The service will involve both the parish choir and pupils from the parish primary schools.
Sharpen your pencils or markers etc. so that you can attend the Bingo Night in the GAA Hall on Thursday next December 12th at 8.30pm. A jackpot of €500 and raffle will be on the menu. Support would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences to the family of John Burke of Kyleafreaghane who passed away recently at an advanced age. Sympathy also to Ray O’Sullivan, Killaghy on the death of his mother Mary in England. Mary was also in her nineties. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday December 7th at 8pm Months Mind of Anna Barrett, Compsey, Saturday December 7th at 8pm anniversary Michael White, Clonlahy and Sr. Benignus White, Sunday December 8th at 9.30am anniversary Ellen Hickey, Carrick Street, Sunday December 8th at 11.30am anniversary Jack and Josie Sheehan, Ballydavid. During this Mass the remains (ashes) of Ned Hyland formerly Cappaghnagrane will be blessed and interred afterwards in Isertkieran. Monday next December 9th will be a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses on Monday 9.30am anniversary Molly and John Mullally, Lismolin and 11.30am anniversary Ellen Scott, Jamestown. Preparation for 1st Communion 2014 began last weekend in St. Michael’s Church. Adoration continues each Thursday from 11am to 9pm.
Well done St. Michaels
Congratulations to St. Michael’s NS who were awarded a prize of €300 from South Tipp County Council for winning the Best Travel Project in the 2013 Enviromental Awards.
Community Council Draw (November results)
€150 T.J. McInerney, The Square, €70 Bernadette Mockler, Ballycullen, €25 Graham Davies, Clashbeg, €25 Dick Egan, Bawnavrona,€20 John Gillman Jnr. Fethard Street.
Support for those suffering in the Phillippines has now reached €3,700 as a result of 2 local gifts of €500 and €1,000.
CJ. Kickhams AGM
The AGM of C.J.Kickhams GAA club will take place on this Friday night December 6th at 8.30pm in the GAA complex. Members, players and prospective new members are invited to attend. This is your opportunity to discuss and influence the direction of our club for 2014.
Coolagh Card Games for Christmas commence this Thursday December 5th at 8pm for prizes of Hams and Hampers. All are welcome to Coolagh Hall every Thursday until Christmas.
There will be a tractor run in aid of St. Patricks NS Drangan on Sunday December 29th at 12noon. All support would be greatly appreciated.
Playing Season is over
The defeat of our U21 hurlers in the South semifinal on Sat. last in Kilsheelan brings the playing season to an end for CJ Kickhams GAA club. In the end our lads brought Carrick Swan to extra time in a good game of hurling. Our lads showed huge improvement since they lost their last league section game to Ballybacon. The changes made to the team since the previous game brought about a huge improvement. Most of the changes made were due to players having recovered from injury and coming back into the side. It was great to see Jack Shelly back in action and seemingly well recovered from a serious injury. The team scored 2-17 in 80 minutes of hurling, but unfortunately they were four points short. It was definitely the team’s best display of the season and had they won, no doubt, they would have been even better in the final.
Nearly all the lads are still under age next year so this is one team which is unlikely to see many changes in management. The panel of players who lined out at U21 this year was Richie Walsh, Paul Gayson, George Browning, James Phelan, Gary Cronin, Eoin Fennelly, David Walzer, Sean Walzer, Diarmuid O’Halloran, Luke Mullally, Cathal Horan, Jack Shelly, Stephen Quirke, Micheál Dunne, Graham Horan, Joe Hogan, Kevin McGrath, Jack McCarthy, Edward Dunne, Colin Byrne and Liam Hicks. It is also hoped that Denis Connolly will be recovered and able to join the squad again in 2014. When the records of 2013 are looked at it can be seen that our U21’s came closest to winning a hurling championship to end the year on a hopeful note.
Condolences to Breda Gahan, Kickham Place on the death of her sister Marie O’Reilly in Middleton, Co. Cork. Anniversary Masses next weekend St. Nov. 30th @ 8pm Bernie and Martin Lynch as well as Catherine and Michael Mullally and Sr. Philomena Croke. Sun. Dec. 1st @ 9.30am Mary Heaney, Kickham Place. Sun. Dec.1st @ 11.30am Rita Keating, Ballyogue. Parishioners are invited to place their petitions in the petition box at the back of our church. No offerings please. Grateful thanks to those who contributed €2,200 to the Disaster Appeal at Masses last weekend. First Holy Communion 2014 preparation begins in the Church on Sunday next Dec. 1st @ 9.30am and 11.30am Masses.
Our thanks to Eddie Duggan, Killaghy St. who has retired as chairman of the local Community Games Committee after many years of service. There will be a meeting at the Knocknagow Community Centre on this Thursday Nov. 28th to put a new committee in place @ 7.30pm for 2014.
The Ready, Steady Coach programme is being run by Munster LGFA tutors in the GAA Hall on Saturday next Nov. 30th from 10am to 12.30pm. Participants must be over 16 years of age. For more info. or to book your place ring or text 086-2319623. All are welcome.
Josie wins jackpot
Congratulations to Josie O’Keeffe, Mullinoly, who last week won the local lotto jackpot of €2,750. The winning numbers were 3,8,13 and 22. While Josie is doing the Christmas shopping, the rest of us can try to win the new jackpot on Monday night next Dec. 2nd.
A Christmas Fare in aid of Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare and Temple Street Children’s Hospital will take place at Ballylanigan House, Mullinahone on Fri.6th from 2-7pm and on Saturday Dec. 7th from 10am to 5pm. A host of Christmas gifts on offer. Enquiries to 087-2920440.
Tidy Towns would like to thank all who attended a very successful quiz last week. They also thank all our very generous sponsors. Your valuable support enables us to work towards enhancing our village. A great night was had by all and brings to an end another successful year when we improved our Tidy Town’s marking by 11 points. We would also like to thank personnel of South Tipp. Co. Council for all their hard work and support during 2013.
Tommy is a Sean Gael
Tommy is a Sean Gael
Each year 32 people from all over County Tipperary are presented with a Sean Gael award in recognition of long service to Tipperary GAA. On Sunday last, in the Dome beside Semple Stadium Tommy O’Sullivan of Carrick Street was presented with a Sean Gael award for a lifetime of service to Mullinahone and Tipperary GAA. He becomes the 4th C.J.K Kickhams man to receive this award following in the footsteps of John Vaughan, Walty Scott RIP and Jimsy Kelly. The presentation ceremony was attended by Tommy, his family and a number of his friends from the Mullinahone GAA club.
Tommy was certainly pleased to be receiving the same award as some of the greats of Tipperary GAA such as Tony Wall, Micheál O’Meara, Pete Savage and Fr. Christy O’Dwyer. Among those who attended the presentation were the Chairman of Tipp Co. Board Sean Nugent, the patron of the GAA Dr. Dermot Clifford and Michael O Muircheartaigh who presented the awards. Tommy began his career with our club back in 1956 when he played in a county -15 football final. He is still active with the club 57 years later working as co-ordinator of the Tipperary draw. All his friends were delighted to see Tommy in Thurles looking so well. Congrats Tommy.
Ladies Football Coaching Course
A ladies football coaching course will take place in Mullinahone on Saturday Nov. 30th run by Munster LGFA tutors. Anyone over 16 is eligible to take the course and welcome to come along. The Ready Steady Course programme is aimed at providing support and assistance to volunteers interested in coaching or managing a team now or in the future. The venue is Mullinahone GAA Hall from 10am to 12 30pm. To book a place, or get more info ring/text 086 2319623.
St. Michael’s N.S.
Thank you to all the families who helped to make the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box appeal 2013 a reality. The final figure for shoe boxes collected in the school was 106 which is a fantastic achievement particularly in the current climate. Thank you all for your generosity.
Under 13 Champions
On display in St. Michael’s NS are the County U-13 football championship medals won by the girls in the school recently. The panel of players was Saoirse McNamara, Katie Gale, Elizabeth Harding, Johanne Hickey, Marion Gillman, Jane Thompson, Holly Carroll, Amy Houlihan, Hazel Murray, Katelyn Reilly, Nicola O’Dwyer (capt.) Amy Doyle, Emma Cody and Louis Fallon.
Mohober NS will hold a Craft Fair and fun day for all on Sunday next Nov. 24th from 2pm to 5pm. Come along and enjoy crafts by the children, plenty of home baking, lots of novelty games, childrens’ entertainer and table quiz for primary school children. Quiz starts at 2.30pm sharp. Table of 4 costs €8. Prize €40 for winning table. All welcome on the day.
Our U-21 hurlers play Carrick Swan in the South Tipp semifinal this weekend. Do lend your support in Kilsheelan at 2pm on this Sat.
New Boxing Club
Training on Monday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 8pm in the GAA Hall. Admission €2. Age 7 years plus.
The last Local Lotto Jackpot draw took place on Monday Nov. 11th. The numbers drawn were 11, 19, 23 and 24. There was no jackpot winner, but we had 4 match 3 winners who shared €160. Congrats to (Bobby Bouche, Nipper and Kerryman), Maura O’Sullivan, Liam O’Brien, Eimear O’Duffy. The jackpot next week could be worth €2,900. If you want to win, do be in.