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Another Title for Underage Hurlers Nov 10th

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A number of weeks ago, our under 14 hurlers were chosen by the South board to represent the board in the county under 14 b hurling semi-final. This situation arose because the board had not completed its task of completing the championship to meet county deadlines.

In a playoff, we defeated St. Patrick’s to win the right to represent the south, in the county semi-final in Cashel, we were a shade unlucky to go under to Knockvilla Kickhams. They in turn went on to defeat Lorrha after a replay to win the county title. Back in the south Mullinahone had already qualified to play in the south final.

This eventually took place on Saturday morning last in Ballingarry at 11am against St. Patrick’s, as in the representation play off. Once again, the result was as before with victory going to Mullinahone. Ballingarry was not at its best on Saturday morning but, at least, the rain stayed away as Paddy Ivors set the game in motion.

Mullinahone had the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half. Gradually they built up a 0-5 to 0-0 interval lead. St Pat’s began to come back into the game, but a goal from Shelly stopped the comeback in its tracks. Pats’ cause really looked hopeless when substitute Sean O Connell scored a second Mullinahone goal.

Fair play to the St. Pats lads they regrouped and tried again but the goal that they wanted never came and at the final whistle, Mullinahone were still a five points clear 2-6 to 0-7. This win made Mullinahone south champions and also justified them going forward to represent south Tipperary in the county championship last month.

Great credit is due to the trainers of the under 14 team Eddie McCarthy, Johnny Kennedy and Noel O Shea. Captain of the team was Niall Kennedy. The team lined out: Richard Walsh, Michael Dunne, George Browning, Robert Reilly, Conor Vaughan, Niall Kennedy, David Walzer, Luke Mullally, Jack Shelly, Paul Gayson, Jack McCarthy, Donal O Brien, Joe Hogan, Sean Walzer & Graham Horan.

Subs used: Sean O Connell.

Of this team, Richard Walsh, George Browning, Niall Kennedy, Jack Shelly and Luke Mullally were all members of the parish under 16 team which contested the county final the previous week.

 

A Hero Among Heroes

Congratulations this week to Walty Scott of Kyleaglanna. On Sunday night last, in Bru Boru, Cashel, Walty was assumed into the ranks of the 232 Sean Gael of county Tipperary.

The idea of the “Sean Gael” in Tipperary was first mooted six years ago by former referee John Moloney R.I.P. “Sean Gael” is an honour bestowed on the wider GAA membership to acknowledge the recipients service to the GAA over a lifetime. To qualify for the award, one must be first of all, at least 70 years of age.

Among the 32 honoured on Sunday night were: John Donovan, Kilsheelin and William O Grady, Killenaule. Other heroes honoured were former county hurlers Matt Hassett, Mick Burns and Liam Devaney. In this time, Walty would certainly have travelled to shout on that trio in the early 1960’s.

Another blast from the past receiving an award was footballer, Patsy Dawson of Emly, while from mid Tipp, we had former Tipperary full back Mick Maher, former grounds man of Semple Stadium, Jimmy Purcell and footballer Sean Mockler of Loughmore. In the company of such heroes, our Walty was himself a hero.

To mark how important an event the “Sean Gael” awards are they were presented in Cashel by none other than President of the GAA Nicky Brennan. The President spoke glowingly of the calibre of GAA men who were receiving the awards. Walty was accompanied to the presentation by his daughter Sally and his grandson Shane.

There are now two members of the “Sean Gael” in Mullinahone. The other of course is John Vaughan of Grove who is a neighbour of Walty’s. The whole idea of honouring people of a certain age for a lifetime of service was borrowed from county Wexford, a number of years ago and adopted by the late John Moloney and others.

With all induction of last Sunday night’s winners into their ranks, 232 people have been honoured with the award in the six years of the award. We congratulate all the winners but special congratulations to our own Walty as he takes his deserved place among many of his own heroes.

Reflections

It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Local Lotto

The last draw took place on Monday November 3rd.

The winning numbers drawn were:

4, 9, 11 & 24

We didn’t have a jackpot winner but we had fifteen winners who shared a match 3 prize of €375.

Congratulations to: Gabriel Croke, Jonathon Sheehan, Barbara Gunn, John Brett, James Brennan, Colin Kinnane, Jimmy Bolger, Al Murray, Mary Lee, Elizabeth Mockler, Ellen Brett, Roger Ryan, Isobel Clarke, Beatrice Direen Torres & Co.

Well done to all. Next draw will be on Monday November 17th when the jackpot could be worth €11,300.

However, to win you must first be in.

 

Community Council Draw

The October community council draw took place recently. The results were as follows:

€150: Paul Mc Menamy, Ballycullen

€70: Ricky Sheehan, Killaghy

€25: Cait Hogan, Briarsfield

€25: Edna Morris, Modeshill

€20: Mari Mina Pharmacy

 

Mullinahone AFC

The sponsor a block draw organised by the local Mullinahone AFC took place recently.

Winners were as follows:

Dinner for two: John Dunne, The Islands

Lunch for two: Teresa Malone, Kilkenny

Holiday Break: Alice Mulraney, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

 

The club wishes to thank all those who supported the fund raiser which raised €8,200 to help pay for the clubs new dressing rooms and showers. Readers are encouraged to log onto the club’s website at www.mullinahonefc.com.

 

Thanks also to those who took part in the clubs quiz in T.J Macs on October 24th which was a great success. The club would like to thank all those who sponsored tables or prizes. The winners were Maura O Sullivan and Co. Runners up were M. Gahan, L. Gahan, E. O Dwyer and Michael Gahan.

 

Good Luck Barbara

We extend our best wishes to Ms. Barbara Luttrell, Garryricken who has taken up her appointment as principal teacher of Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon this week. Barbara has vast experience, having taught in Lisronagh for nine years.

She was also five years as learning support teacher in Kilmanagh national school. She also has further qualifications in the areas of journalism, special education, neuro-linguistic programming and the whole area of computers. Once again our best wishes to Barbara. May she have many happy years with us.

Parish News

This weeks newsletter thanks the extended Kelly family for their 62 years of service to the people of Mullinahone from the little shop on the square.

Anniversary Masses next weekend as follows:

Saturday, November 15th 8pm, Kitty and Ned Gardiner, Poulacapple.

Sunday, November 16th 9.30am, Phyllis, Michael & John Dunne, Ballyduggan.

Sunday, November 16th 11.30am, Christopher Reilly, Clonagoose.

Mullinahone Gun Club

All members are asked to carry at all times their NARGC insurance card and Mullinahone gun club membership cards. Any member who has not received either card, please contact Declan on 086 1970061 immediately.

The club wishes to thank landowners for their support and use of their lands. Landowners who wish to have a list of club members please contact Declan on the above number.

Table Quiz

There will be a table quiz in Macs on Thursday November 27th in memory of Rita Keating. The quiz which is an annual affair will be in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospital, Carrick on Suir (cancer ward)

Table of 4 costs €20. For more details, contact Claire Forarty at 052 53537

Remember T.J Mac’s 9.30pm, Thursday November 27th.

Community Playgroup

Mullinahone play school is located behind the community centre on Carrick Road. This is a busy stretch of road especially at 9am and12.45pm which is the time of most us of play school.

Some traffic is not aware of the presence of the play school and this is something we intend to change. A local petition has been placed in most businesses in order to get Tipperary county council to act appropriately.

Please sign the petition and changes will be made sooner rather than later. Some new signs have already been erected.

Final Postponed

The under 21 hurling final against St. Pat’s on Sunday last was postponed because of pitch conditions. The game will now take place on Sunday next in Monroe at 2.30pm with Paddy Ivors as referee.

 

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