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Hospice benefits from quiz, 25th Mar

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25 March 2004
THE EVE of Daffodil Day quiz in Quirke's was well attended.
Scoring was high and there was a close finish. In the end victory went to Jackie Bolger, John Kennedy and Paddy Hickey.
They finished one point ahead of Kitty Crosse, Kathleen McNamara, Eamon O'Dwyer and Liam Gahan.
There was a real pile up for third with a play-off being needed to separate the teams.

The teams were Ann Needham, Maureen Croke, Eleanor Quirke and Bridget Quirke; Oliver Vaughan, Seán Brett, Aine Brett, Seán Walzer, Maura O'Sullivan, Helen Carey, Mary Gunn and Biddy Clarke.
Ann Lonergan, Amelia O'Halloran, Nelly Cahill and Rosie Walzer were busy collecting answer sheets.
Late subs may be handed to Ann Lonergan who will be glad to pass them on to the South Tipperary Hospice movement.
Next quiz in the series is on April 15.
This quiz will be in aid of the Ladies Football Club and the underage Football and Hurling Club.
It is planned that each question will be sponsored.

football – The 2004 South Tipp under-16 football championship got underway on St Patrick's Day.
The local lads travelled to Cloneen and played an exciting draw with St Patrick's. On Sunday they lined out against Ardfinnan and pulled off a surprise but deserved win, thanks to sub Niall O'Brien goal.
The final score was Mullinahone 1-8, Ardfinnan 1-6. Because this panel of lads won the county under-14 'B' football title in 2002 they are playing in the 'A' grade of the under-16 championship this year.
They play nine other teams in the league section and so far they have shown great heart.
Their next outing is on March 29 when they travel to Fethard to take on the locals in round three.

team – Michael Lonergan, Ciarán O'Shea, Joseph O'Meara, Richard Morrissey, Niall Mullally, Ned Tobin, Seán Quirke, Shane O'Brien, Donal Cody, Kevin Walzer, Kieran Gahan, Shane Lawlor, Eoin Egan, James Mockler, Michael Cooper. Subs used Alan Walsh, David O'Meara and Niall O'Brien.
The under-12s begin their championship campaign on March 27. They play Killenaule in the local sports field at noon.
The under-12s compete in the South Tipp 'B' championship.

by appointment –
A new system of waiting has come into operation in the doctors surgery.
From now on appointments must be made by dialling 052-53287.

penitential service – There will be a parish penitential service in Mullinahone on April 4. As a lead up to this service during Lent the parish has had Lenten Devotions each Sunday at 7pm, with a different area of the parish being highlighted each week.
Last weeks townslands were The Village, Killaghy, Fenane, Affoley, Ballyvoneen, Ballydonnell and Clashbeg
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lotto – Winning numbers in the local lotto were 8, 16, 19 and 22.
There was no jackpot winner but three shared a match three prize of e150: Eamon Brett, Linda McGrath and Aidan Morrissey.
The jackpot on April 5 could be e5,700.

sale – If the local ladies cannot go to the sales, then the sales must come to them.
On April 2 such a sale comes to the Knocknagow Centre.
There will be a sale of new ladies clothes as well as some household bric a brac.

sharons grave –
The John B. Keane play Sharon's Grave will be staged in Cloneen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This two-act play has a number of local thespians.
All look forward to the performances of local actors Eugene O'Meara as Dinsy Conlea, Eddie Duggan as Pats Bo Bwee and Ann Williamson as director of the show.
Curtain-up: 8.15pm.

gun club –
The local club held a meeting to arrange a number of events.
Members are reminded that Easter draw tickets are on sale.
Anyone wishing to sell tickets should contact the secretary on 086-1970061 as there are still some books unsold. A fundraising clay pigeon shoot will be held on April 4 in Tullaroan for hurler and sportsman John Coogan who suffered an unfortunate eye injury.
Mullinahone hold an open day clay shoot on Easter Monday to raise funds for the club.

IT classes – Free IT (Computer) classes for ladies will be held in the area. Transport and childcare can be provided. Contact: 086-8657256.
ladies football – Training was set to begin on Saturday at 11pm. It is very important that all players attend these sessions as the teams first league game is on April 10. New players are welcome.

Kay Vaughan has been re-appointed trainer for the new season.

looking good – There has been substantial progress made in the extending of the credit union office in Killaghy Street.
There has been considerable favourable comment on the way the new extension is turning out.
The stonework is most impressive and fits very well into the surrounds. The new extension is expected to be in use in early Summer, perhaps in time to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the opening of the local credit union to the general public.
 

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