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Good show by Senior Hurlers May 23rd

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Good show by Senior Hurlers
Supporters of our senior hurling team in the parish who had been down in the dumps received a boost on Friday night last in Kilsheelan. After a very poor first round display against Killenaule, there was a vast improvement on Friday night last. At the end of a hard game against up and coming rivals Carrick Swan, Mullinahone were winners by three points. This was a game that many didn’t expect Mullinahone to win. They are now back in the championship mix and should qualify for the semi-finals. Prior to Friday nights game, they faced the awful prospect of elimination from the South Championship without even reaching the last four. Friday evening was a stiff test and our lads stood up to it well showing much improved spirit. Great credit for this must go to manager Michael Ryan and his team of selectors.

Although this was only our first senior hurling wins of the year, it has definitely raised the spirits of supporters. The fifteen who were on duty all played their part and there was general satisfaction with the way most played. Our next two games will be against Ballybacon/Grange and Ballingarry and one win will definitely see us through to the semi-finals. With increased hope comes increased expectation and those who were on the sideline or absent the last day out now face a battle to reclaim places. On the wider front people will be glad to hear of the return to competitive action of Eoin Kelly. As was to be expected Eoin was one of our leading lights against Swan. Our captain Paul Curran too played very well in front of goal and our newest County Minor Sean Curran put over a number of fine points. While there were a number of weaknesses, I am sure that these can be improved on and we might yet cause a surprise or two in the remaining rounds of the championship.

First Communion

Saturday next May 23rd will be a huge day in the lives of some of our younger girls and boys as it will be First Communion Day in our parish. A special mass will be celebrated by Fr. John McGrath P.P. in St. Michaels Church on Saturday morning at 11pm. During the mass, the girls and boys from second class in our three parish primary schools, Poulacapple NS, Kilvemnon NS and Mullinahone NS will receive their First Holy Communion. It should be a wonderful day and we hope that the sun shines. Preparations are well in hand and have been attended to assiduously by the children, their teachers, their parents, Fr. McGrath and all those who helped out in the different schools. It should be a wonderful ceremony in St. Michaels Church and everybody is invited to come along. The mass will begin at 11am.

Green Flag Retained

As one comes into Mullinahone Village from the Callan direction, one cannot fail to notice the entrance to the Sportsfield and the splendid new school beside it. Looking closely at St. Michael’s NS, one can see the famous “Green Flag” flying. Now one is glad to report that St. Michaels N.S.

has been awarded the “Green Flag” again and can fly it proudly for another two years. Of course, St. Michaels didn’t retain the right to the green flag by accident no more than the new school came by accident or even the Sports Hall beside it. Great credit to the pupils and teachers in St. Michaels’ and the school authorities. With St. Michaels retaining the green flag, all three primary schools in the parish now have that right, so well done to all. Representatives of St. Michaels will travel to Cork in early June to accept the “Green Flag”. Congratulations.

Parish News

Condolences to the family of Eamon McSweeney, Mitchelstown and Compsey Creamery whose untimely death took place recently.

Anniversary Masses next weekend

Saturday May 23rd8pm Anniversary Mary and Paddy Scott, Graigue.

Sunday May 24th11.30am Anniversary Paul O’Connor, Carrick Street.

May they rest in peace.

The Rosary continues to be recited each weekday evening at 7.15pm at the Grotto during the month of May. All members of the public are welcome to take part as this is not a private group.

Knocknagow Senior Citizens Club

The members of the Club will visit Ballingarry Club on Thursday next May 21st. A bus will leave the car park at 2pm and lifts are also available.

Richard Quirke Support Fund

There will be a night out with the live band “The Straw Dogs” in aid of the above fund in Scruffy Duffy’s of Callan on Friday night May 22nd at 9.30pm. A raffle will take place and there will also be finger food. Admission to the event is only E10.

Ladies Football

Congratulations to our under 12’s who defeated Grangemockler - Slievenamon last week. Well done to our under 10 girls who drew with the same opposition. Another bit of good news is that Aine Dunne won €25 in the Tipperary Ladies Football draw. We would love to be able to print the names of all those who made up our local ladies football teams. Well done to them all.


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