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Write on to success 07 Apr

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Sarah Holland, a second class student at Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon, recently won third prize in the EBS/INTO handwriting competition.
Sarah was presented with her prize in the Munster Hotel, Thurles.
She was accompanied to the presentation by her parents Eamon and Agnes Holland and by her teacher Mrs Teckie Brett.
holy week – Holy Week ceremonies got underway in St Michael's Church on Palm Sunday with a Penitential service.
Today (Wednesday), Spy Wednesday, Mass and annointing of the sick ceremony will be held at 8pm.
The Holy Week ceremonies begin with the celebration of the Last Supper Mass at 8pm.
On Good Friday, 3pm, The Lord's Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion Service will be held. There will be Stations of the Cross at 8pm.
On Saturday, which is the Easter Vigil, Mass of the Resurrection is at 9pm.
Easter Sunday Masses are at 9.30am and 11.30am.

enrolment – Any person wishing to have their child enroled in Scoil Mhuire for September is kindly asked to do so before April 30.
Enrolment forms can be obtained from the principal, 052-53542.
bereaved – Sympathy went to the relatives of the late Annie Molloy (nee Maguire) who died recently in Dublin.
Annie Molloy was a member of the Maguire family, Killaghy Street, and was a frequent visitor to her native Mullinahone.

lotto – The local lotto jackpot was not won on March 29. Winning numbers 8, 12, 15 and 24. Eight people shared a match three prize of e200: Marie Guiry, Michael Quirke, Michael Fox, Thomas McNamara, Noreen Mahon, F. Ryan c/o Medite, Marie Maher and Bernadette Mockler.
There will be no lotto draw on Easter Monday.
Draw is on Tuesday. Jackpot could be as high as e6,000.

junior golf – There will be a junior golf competition at Callan Golf course on April 8 and 15, 8.45am.
Arrangements have been made for Keith Mangan, PGA Professional, to give lessons to all junior members at Callan Golf Club on May 1, 11am to 12 noon. Cost of each lesson is e3.
The dates of subsequent lessons will be displayed on the junior notice board.
For all the latest news visit the junior golf website

doctor – In an effort to cut out long queues and waiting in the surgery, Dr John Gillman has introduced an appointment system into the local Health Centre; dial 052-53287.

quiz – The local underage footballers and hurlers will hold a table quiz with a difference on April 15.
The quiz will be held in Quirke's Castle View Lounge, 9.45pm.

credit union – The local Credit Union will be open for business on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, 7.30pm to 9pm.

old ira – The 1916 Rising is also remembered as the Easter Rising because it began on Easter Monday with the seizing of the GPO in Dublin.
Though the Rising ended in failure the leaders were executed and became heroes.
The movement developed into the War of Independence which in turn led to Irish Freedom in 1921/1922.

Foremost in the fight for freedom were the soldiers of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), many of them ordinary local people in this area which became a hot bed of republicanisam in the War of Independence days.
In later years many of these people became pillars of the new state and were known as the “Old IRA”.
On Easter Monday, the annual old IRA commemoration Mass will be held in Ignatius Rice Chapel, Callan, 7.30pm.
This Mass has particular relevance for the people of this area and all are invited to attend.

march weather – March lived up locally to its nickname of “March many weathers” and April is already showing the showers for which it is famous.
In March 82.7mm (31/4") of rain fell on 16 days. Last year only one month had over 100mm of rainfall.
So far this year no month has reached that 100mm.
The first week of March was relatively dry and the last week was completely dry with the middle of the month being the wet part.
March 11 was by far the wettest day of the year so far with 34.4mm of rain falling.
This represents, about 40% of the months total rainfall and was the wettest day since October 8, 2002.

water break – The local council are often criticised about water supply. However, we must ask what the council can do if they haven't the knowledge of breaks. An up-to-date story illustrates the point.
Last week a water leak became visible on the Ballingarry road just outside Mullinahone. The leak didn't appear too serious so may not have been reported.
On Sunday the leak became much worse and by Monday it was certainly bad. The council were notified and by midday the leak was repaired.
Well done to the council and all concerned. They were certainly most prompt and credit where credit is due.
It is all very well to blame public services but the public too must be prepared to play its part in keeping the service operating.

check register – We will have local and European elections in June. Again no use complaining if you discover the week before that you have no vote and are not on the register.
Check the register now and make sure that your name is there. The importance of every vote in local elections cannot be stressed enough.
For too long the local area did not have its own voice at the local council table.

underage gaa – The under-12 footballers bounced back from their defeat by Killenaule in their first game to inflict defeat on St Patrick's in their second game in Mullinahone on Saturday.
Their next game is against St Martin's (Marlfield) in Mullinahone on Holy Thursday. At under-14 the new management team began with a win.
On Saturday a last minute goal from Pat Carroll saw Mullinahone beat Fethard in a first round Feile fixture.
The final score was Mullinahone 2-5, Fethard 1-7.

The second Mullinahone goal came from David Webster.
Mullinahone's next outing is on Tuesday and the semi-finals and final are at the weekend.
Péil na nÓg (football) begins on the following Friday.
At under-16 the footballers travelled to Fethard and had a great four point win.
On Wednesday, however, in Mullinahone they played Clonmel Commercials.
In this game they had every chance to win, especially in the second half, but wasted too many chances and didn't take the scores, to lose narrowly.
The next outing is in Monroe on Monday. Three players made the South-Tipp under-16 hurling team which beat East Waterford in the first round of the Munster interdivisional championship on Saturday in Kilsheelan, Ned Tobin and Shane O'Brien made up two thirds of the half back line while Donal Cody was in the forwards.
Club secretary, Martin Cody was a selector with the South Tipp side. South Tipp's next outing will be on Easter Monday in the quarter-final.
The sponsored quiz is on April 15 in Quirke's.

captain's prize – The local Golf Society hold their captain's prize outing in Callan on Easter Monday.
Tee off is 12.30pm. Draw for partners is at 12.15pm.

Fundraising – The Sport and Activity hall development committee will join with the ladies GAA club to fundraise at the checkouts in Dunne's Stores, Oakville, Clonmel.
The fundraising is on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday with proceeds being divided between the organisations.

open day – With phase one of the new sports and activity hall completed. The fundraising committee intend to have an open day at the hall so people can get a perspective of the good work that has been done and some foresight into what is left to complete the venture.
The committee have arranged for the hall to be opened from 12 to 2pm on Easter Sunday.

gaa – Munster under-16 'A' interdivisional quarter-finals, Easter Monday: South Tipp v Imokilly (Cork), Lismore, 2pm; North Tipp v Mid Clare, St Pat's, Limerick, 3pm; Mid Tipp v Limerick SE, venue to be fixed; Limerick City/West v East Clare, St Pat's, Limerick, 1.30pm.

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