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Bride breaks her arm 18 Aug

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Married in Raheen Church in the parish of Geashill near Tullamore, Co Offaly were John Quirke, Clonagoose, elder son of Michael and Bridget Quirke, and Linda Nugent, daughter of Jack and Mary Nugent.
Bestman was John's brother Roger Quirke. Groomsmen were Derek Ryan and Justin Hanrahan, friends of the groom.
The bride was attended by her sisters Caroline, Laura and Gina. The ceremony was performed by Fr Coonan. Mass was concelebrated by Fr Coonan and Fr John McGrath PP.

The bride was give in marriage by her father Jack Nugent. A reception was held in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore.
The couple spent their honeymoon on the island of Phuket at the entrance to the Malay Peninsula.
The island is part of Thailand and joined to the mainland by a bridge. Having spent ten days on the island John and Linda then returned to the Thai capital, Bangkok for the final days of their trip.

As they were preparing to return to Ireland Linda had an accident in which her arm was broken.
Only the doctor in the local hospital was able to speak English.
Cost of the hospital in Bangkok was the equivalent of e14. A visit to Ardkeen Hospital, Waterford, on their return confirmed that Bangkok treatment was first class..

The couple live in Kilkenny. John is in charge of Quirkes Furniture Store, Callan Road.
tobairín domhain – The table quiz in aid of the Tobairín Domhain well restoration project was very successful.
Tobairín Domhan would appear to be the original Irish version of the name of the restored well. The name translates as “The Little Well of the World”.
It was believed that three springs fed the well and that the well never failed or went dry even in times of the greatest drought.
According to Ordinance Survey maps the well is situated in the townsland of Poulacapple West. Restoration work on the well has reached an advanced stage.

The finished product is looking extremely well. People are hopeful that the local authority will now supplement local initiative.
Organiser in chief Joe Pollard reports a very successful quiz on behalf of the Restoration Committee Mick Quirke thanked all who attended or helped out.
Sixteen teams took part. The backroom team of Kevin Keating, Dick Egan and Fr McGrath were kept busy.
Question master was Ricky Sheehan .
Winners were an ad hoc foursome of John O'Grady, Paddy Hickey, Michael Egan and Margaret Kelly who scored 47 points.

Second came Paul O'Meara, Richie O'Meara, Margaret O'Meara and John Anglim.
Third were Vincent Hogan, Eileen Hogan, Mary O'Sullivan and Emer Barry.
The evening was very successful with donations still coming in from 'well wishers'.
knocknagow – Members of Knocknagow Social club are off on August 24 for their afternoon outing to Bru Boru in Cashel.
Coach leaves the car park at 1.30pm.

souTh final – All roads lead to Kilsheelan on Sunday for the South Tipp senor hurling final between Killenaule and Mullinahone at 6.45pm.
The hurling final follows the South Tipp football final between Fethard and Clonmel Commercials.
Parking in Kilsheelan on Sunday for latecomers will probably be difficult so an early visit is advised.
Mullinahone have some very powerful incentives to secure victory.
A win would see the team straight into the county semi-finals. A win would also complete three South Tipp championships in a row. This feat was last achieved in South Tipp by Carrick Swan in the Eighties.

In their first year in senior hurling ranks (1992) the locals played their first game against Killenaule in Cloneen. They won and qualified for the semi-finals. Due to a flaw in the running system of the South Championship, Killenaule, then played in the losers group which they won and were drawn against Mullinahone in the semi-final.
This was drawn and Kilklenaule scored four goals early in the replay to deny the locals an appearance in the final.
Of the team that lined out, Brian O'Meara and John Leahy remain.

Over the last decade local teams have suffered at the hands of Killenaule in south finals.
This is true in particular in under-21 in which Mullinahone have lost at least four finals to Killenaule. At minor, the finals of 1999 and 2000 still rankle with Eoin Kelly and his companions.
In 1999 the final was a draw but the replay never took place and Killenaule were awarded the title.
The following year, despite a brilliant Eoin Kelly show the locals lost by a point.

Well done – The parish newsletter this week pays tribute to the voluntary work carried out by Jimmy Brennan fo Fethard Street in St Michaels cemetery, Killaghy.
Jimmy spent days cleaning and painting the crucifix.

draw – The June/July winners of the Community Council 400 Club draw were e150 Eamon O'Keeffe, Carrick Street; e70 Maura Morris, The Islands; e25 Maureen Hennessy, Kickham Place; e25 Sister Kathleen White, Clonlaghy; e25 Shane Egan, Kyleawillling.
lotto – Interest in the local lotto continues to rise in line with the jackpot. On August 23 the jackpot could reach e8,850.
Numbers on August 9 were 1, 9, 21 and 24. Six winners shared a match three prize of e150: N.

Cahill, Cathy Cummins, Carmel O'Meara, Eddie and Stephen, Chrissie Gahan and Margaret Crowe.

top bar – Quirke's Castle View Bar is in the news.
They were recently awarded a merit as best newcomer in the Co Tipperary Black and White Pub of the Year Awards.

wettest day – The driest year on record locally came to an end with a splash on August 11.
The rainfall was 35.3mm of rain (1 1/3”). It was the wettest day of 2004 so far. Before August 11 the wettest day of 2004 was March 11.
Already August 2004 has had more rainfall than August 2003 so the yearly rainfall is on the up again.
It looks as if the yearly rainfall total of 26” (approx) between August 1, 2003 and July 31 is going to remain the lowest yearly rainfall total locally.

minorS qualify – The minor hurlers qualified for the South Tipp final in Clonmel on Sunday.
They scored a deserved 1-12 to 1-2 win over Ballybacon/Grange in the semi-final.
In the final they play Carrick Davins. All the lads did well with some being very impressive. A total of 18 players were used and another few were on standby.

Team – Ned Tobin, Kevin Walzer, Andy Lonergan, Richard Neary, David Hennessy, Shane O'Brien, Shane collins, Adrian Doheny, John Murphy, Micky Egan, Alan Cronin, Niall O'Brien, Michael O'Brien, Donal Cody, Michael Hicks. Subs used Joseph O'Meara, Richie Quirke and Philip Hally. Mentors: Terry O'Brien, Timmy O'Connor and Jackie Bolger.

new venture – A new venture with every chance of success has been started by Ann and Liam Tobin, Mullinoly.
Tobins are now branching into the hire of heavy duty household cleaning equipment.

gun licenCes – Time for the renewal of firearms certificates is running out. The local Garda Barracks will be open to facilitate the inspection of firearms so that certificates can be issued: August 18 and 19 10am to 1pm and 7pm to 11pm;
August 20, 10am to 1pm, and 8pm to 11pm; August 21, 10am to 1pm and 6pm to 10pm; August 22, 10am to 2pm.
Weapons must be brought to the station for inspection. All licences must be renewed by August 22.

ladies Football – The juniors had a good win over Fethard in their second championship game.
Mullinahone played against the wind in the first half and Fethard used the advantage to score some good points.
Fiona Maher opened Mullinahone's account with a point, followed by another from Maighread Britton.
Fethard dominated the half but a goal by Ailish Langton after a great run by Mairead Luttrell saw Mullinahone level at half time, 1-3 to 0-6.
After halftime Mullinahone got on top at midfield to put pressure on the Fethard defence.
Points followed from Fiona Maher, Natasha Scott and Mairead Luttrell and a goal from Eileen Brennan.
Fethard tried to come back but good defence kept them to a single second half point.
The final score was 2-8 to 0-7 in favour of Mullinahone. The next game will be against Upperchurch.

Team – G. O'Meara, M. Griffin, A. M. Maher, G. Collins, E. Hackett, S. Curran, E. O'Brien, M. Luttrell, T.
St John, N. Scott, A. Langton, L. O'Halloran, F. Maher, M. Britton and E. Brennan. Subs J. Horan, U. Ryan, A.M. Horan and S. O'Keeffe.
dinner Theatre – After last weekend's very successful 22nd Kickham Country Weekend it could be a case of culture moving to Cloneen this weekend.
A dinner theatre production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest will be held in Cloneen's Community centre on August 20, 21 and 22. Contacts: 086-0834208 (day), 052-53376 or 087-2544229 (night).

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