County Schools Hurling Title Won
Thursday last was another great day in the sporting history of St. Michael’s N.S. Mullinahone. Once again, after a number of near misses in recent years the school team won a County Schools Hurling Championship. In Semple Stadium, in a thrilling final, they defeated Ballycahill N.S.by 3-16 to 5-04 giving a splendid display of hurling. It is quite an achievement for schoolboys to score 16 points in an half hour of hurling, especially when they are under 11.
The game kept supporters on their toes until referee Willie Barrett blew the final whistle. The team was coached by school principal James Cahill O.S. and Tom Butler O.S. who also teaches in Mullinahone N.S. The players who played in the final were James Cody, Sean O’Dwyer, Eoin O’Dwyer, Dylan Webster, Josh Rowan, Patrick Hayes, Joanne Hickey (the only girl), Luke Vaughan, Che Delaney-Scott (who had another big win over the weekend) and Colin Kinnane who was the team captain. On Saturday the team formed the backbone of the local U12 side which began their campaign with a good win over Ballybacon-Grange. Well done to all concerned.
Local Lotto Jackpot
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 15th June. There was no jackpot winner, but congratulations to Grace Healy who won the Match 3 prize of €150. The winning numbers drawn were 19,22,28 and 29. The next draw will be on Monday next 29th June, when the jackpot could be worth €12,700. Tickets for the draw now cost €2.
Good Week For Hurling
The past week has been by and large a good one for hurling in Mullinahone, even if it began on Wednesday night with a two point loss for our juniors against Moyle Rovers in their league. Thursday brought the U11 schools county title in Thurles. On Friday night, our seniors came from 7 points down at half time to defeat Burgess 3-13 to 1-14 in the Dr. Fogarty Cup semi- final in Drombane. Saturday saw our U12’s begin their championship campaign with a win over Ballybacon/Grange.
On Sunday, a bus load of our juveniles travelled to Limerick to see Tipp beat the home side in the Munster semi-final. They also saw Paul Curran busy on the sideline in his new role with the senior team. Sean O’Meara, who was a selector with the Intermediate team didn’t fare so well, as they went down to Limerick. We could have a busy summer of hurling ahead of us still. Congrats to our friend, Bill Maher who made his championship debut with Tipp seniors on Sunday. We are well aware that Bill was born in Mullinahone.
A table quiz will take place in T.J. Macs at 9pm on Friday night. Great crack. Great prizes. A donation to the charity of the winners choice and an auction of an unique framed Tipperary/Kilkenny jersey signed by 2015 retired hurling greats Paul Curran, Eoin Kelly and Henry Sheflin will take place.
Mass of Celebration
Mohober N.S, are holding a closing ceremony Mass in celebration of the school. It takes place at the school on Thursday 25th June at 7.30pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served afterwards.
Mullinahone Summer Camp will take place between to 13th and 17th July. Forms are available in Lonergans Gala shop or E-mail mullinahonesummercamp at yahoo.com. Contact Paul Curran on 087-7673758 for further info.