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Last of the Landy family Feb

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THE death took place recently in St Joseph's Hospital, Clonmel of Connie Condon (nee Landy) of Killaghy Street.
Connie had attended a senior citizen's party on the day before her death.
She was in her middle seventies. She had not enjoyed good health for a year or so but her passing was a shock to all.
She was the last member of the Landy family of Ballydonnell. She was predeceased by her brothers Tom and Nicholas, sister Sister Celestine and her stepsister Bridget Britton.

Connie was widowed seven years ago on the death of her husband Patrick who had been invalided for almost five years before his death.
Connie was a religious woman who believed in the importance of home and family. She looked after her husband Patrick in an exemplary manner during his final years.

She didn't take a big part in parish societies but was an active member of Knocknagow Social club.
During the last five years she had joined pilgrimages to both the Holy Land and Lourdes. Connie sorely felt the death of her sister, Sister Celestine, a year ago.

Whenever Sister Celestine came home on holidays from her convent in England, which she did on a regular basis, she and Connie enjoyed long walks from her home in the village towards her old home in Ballydonnell.
Connie's remains reposed in Kennedy's Funeral Home across the road from her own home. They were then removed to St Michael's Church and after Mass she was interred in St Michael's cemetery, Killaghy.

The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr John McGrath PP, assisted by family friend Fr Thomas Ahearne CC.
Readers at Mass were her sister-in-law Marie Landy, Crusheen and grandson Kevin Condon.
Prayers of the Faithful were by her great grandchild Craig Condon. The Offertory gifts were brought to the altar by her sons Paddy and John, daughter Mary Power and niece Nicola Broderick.

She is survived by her sons Paddy, Clerihan; John, Ballywalter and her daughter Mary Power, Nine-mile-house.
She is also survived by her daughters-in-law Mary Condon, Denise Condon and her son-in-law John Power.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Marie, Pat, Kevin and Henry, as well as by a number of great grandchildren.
Her death is also regretted by other relatives, neighbours and friends.
Connie was a family-orientated woman, devoted to her home and her religion.

visitor – Visiting priest recently was Fr Nealon, a member of the Holy Ghost congregation.
The Holy Ghosts are primarily a missionary order in Africa and South America. Fr Nealon told of his work in Brazil and the Order's work in Africa. He was also promoting the Order's missionary magazine Outlook. He visited the primary schools of the parish.

quiz – The local heats of the 2004 Credit Union schools' quiz were held in Knocknagow Centre.
There were two sections in the quiz, under-13 and 11.

In under-13, Mullinahone NS came out best one point ahead of Kilvemnon NS.
The team was Matthew Brennan, David Quirke, Shane Keating-Fogarty and Shane Brett.
Kilvemnon's quartet: Niamh Maher, Seán Curran, Natalie Mockler and Ian Healy.
In under-11 Drangan NS were winners with Poulacapple NS as runners-up.
Drangan were represented by Nicola Murphy, Eamon Needham, Brendan Gleeson, Keith Hickey.
Poulacapple: Ailish O'Meara, Genevieve Coyne, Cathal Horan, Stacey O'Brien.
Drangan and Mullinahone NS represent the local Credit Union at the chapter final in Kilkenny on March 7, 3pm in Hotel Kilkenny.
Winners and runners-up have received their prizes from quiz organiser Kevin Keating.

golf –
The junior golf competition scheduled for Callan Golf Club on Thursday was postponed due to frost.
quizzes – The following dates have been booked for quizzes in Quirke's Lounge.
The action begins on February 26 with a quiz for Knocknagow Senior Citizens club. After hibernating since Christmas the club should be swinging back into action shortly.

Though funded by the health board, this club is under an obligation to raise some of its own funds to justify health board grants.
Next quiz is on the eve of Daffodil Day, to raise funds for the South Tipperary Hospice movement.
The Easter week quiz is for underage girls' and boys' hurling and football teams.
communion – Local first communion day has been re-arranged for May 29, St Michael's Church.
Children not baptised in Mullinahone Church must provide a certificate of baptism.

birthday – Richard Fitzgibbon, Carrick Street celebrated his 21st birthday with a surprise party.
reflection – Early September saw the return to school and the opening of the magnificently refurbished St Michael's NS.
The local senior hurlers beat Ballingarry by ten points in the South Tipp final.
Sinead Pollard was wed.
The minor hurlers beat Moyle Rovers to qualify for the South final and bag or bin collection system begun.
Birdie (Nora) Hogan passed away.

The senior hurlers were devastated when they were beaten by Sarsfields in the County quarter-final. Their crown was gone. The sod was turned for the new sports and activity hall on October 2.
St Michael's cemetery (Churchyard) was drained. Jackie Bolger and John McCormack were headed for the All-Ireland masters while Bridget (Ciss) Maher, Ballycullen and Mary Maher, Ballydavid celebrated their 90th and 80th birthdays.
Joanne Maher and Mark Bolger were married while Clashbeg mourned the deaths of Mary Dunne and Mary Purcell, both former residents of the townsland.
The local Golf Society had its first outing of the year to Rathdowney.

Conor Doyle was made a presentation in Kilvemnon NS after five years there.He was appointed principal of Lisnafunchion NS.
The senior footballers played themselves out of relegation trouble again and the refurbishment of Mullinahone Credit Union in Killaghy Street began.

YOUTHS WIN – Sporting heroes this week are undoubtedly the local youths soccer team.
On Saturday in dry but cold conditions the the Tipperary Southern District League youths' division cup final by beating Old Bridge, Clonmel.
The game was played in Mullinahone and attracted a fine crowd. The locals won 3-0, having beaten Bansha Celtic 6-0 in the semi-final.
The cup win is the first honour to come to the localclub. Manager is Tommy Forristal.

The outlook for the weekend didn't look good when KevinBolger was ruled out through illness.
However the rest of the side put in an extra effort and by the end Mullinahone were well on top.
Hero was Seán Horan who netted a hat-trick. His first goal came in the first half when Mullinahone were playing with the wind.
His second was a beautiful chip into the wind which dropped neatly into the net, leaving the goalkeeper stranded.
Team: Alan Curran, Kevin Dempsey, John Skehan, Alan Cronin, Shane Collins, Jamie McGrath, Brian McCormack, Ian Gahan, Mark O'Brien, Adrian Doheny, Seán Horan.

BOOK LAUNCH – Ann Marie O'Connor's first novel “Everyone has a banner” was launched in Eason's, Dublin on Wednesday.
Ann Marie is 28-years-old daughter of John O'Connor, formerly of Mullinoly and niece of Josie and Tom O'Keeffe.
Josie and Tom and their family members attended the launch.
The novel is being published by Gill and McMillan and early reports are that it is quite a good read.
Ann Marie is very familiar with Mullinahone and environs. She was born in England.

The local lotto has been well supported for almost ten years. During that period it has been an important source of income for the local soccer and GAA clubs.
The coming together of sporting organisations is set to continue. At a meting of officials of both clubs a new way forward was agreed and tickets for the local lotto should be on sale shortly.

St Michael's parish has thanked the family of the late Danny Morrissey, Callan and Ballyvadlea for a recent donation to the church.
The family donated a ciborium in memory of Danny for use in his native parish church.
A ciborium is a sacred vessel in which the hosts for Holy Communion are kept.

Brains were rested over Christmas but the coming of Spring sees quiz action again.
On Thursday a table quiz will be held in Quirke's, 9.45, in aid of Knocknagow Senior Citizens Social Club.

St Joseph's Young Priests' Society thanked all who contributed to their recent membership renewal effort.Over E700 was collected.

WATER LEAK – The old adage “what is everybody's is nobody's business” has been vividly illustrated locally in recent weeks.
People are prone to highlight the failures of the local water supply but one wonders if the authorities are given enough help.
With the recent dry spell water leaks have become much more visible. Quite a large leak is visible as one enters the village.
It has been there for quite a while. Have the authorities been informed?
If the authorities have been informed then they are at fault because this patch could be extremely dangerous in frosty weather.

The construction of the new sports and hall is on schedule.
At fundraising the “squares for sale” campaign has been a great success. Local houses will be visited in the coming weeks.
Committee members selling squares are Eddie O'Meara, John Bermingham, Grainne O'Meara, Bridget Quirke, Paul Quirke, Jim White, Jackie Bolger, Seán Reilly.

NO luck for the hurlers in Birr. The day began badly with Denis Byrne unable to play and got worse with only Eoin Kelly finishing the game.
The local club is taking part in section IB of the county senior hurling league. They are grouped with Killenaule, Galtee Rovers and Nenagh Eire Óg.
They play Killenaule in Mullinahone on Sunday. On the following Sunday they are off to Bansha to play Galtee Rovers.
They conclude the campaign in Nenagh on March 21.

In the county championship they have been drawn in a five team group along with Nenagh, Upperchuch, Templederry and Cashel King Cormac's.
The winners of this group will go directly into the county quarter-finals.
CU QUIZ – Mullinahone NS and Drangan NS will represent the local Credit Union in the chapter finals of the under-13 and under-11 national credit union quizzes for primary schools in Kilkenny on March 7

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