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The Wettest Year

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In spite of the fact that the first eight days of the year were completely dry as was the final day of the year, 2009 turned out to be the wettest year since records of rainfall began in 1980. During 2009, 1195.5mm (nearly 48") of rain fell on 219 days. A larger amount of rain (more than 1mm) fell on 172 days. While most people would accept the fact that 2009 was the wettest year locally on record some would make the point that there were more wet days in 1994 (232) and 1986 (222) than in 2009 but the total rainfall in 2009 was by far the greatest. A prophesy for 2010, it will be considerably drier than 2009.

Senior Citizens Club
The club would like to express their thanks to all those who supported their raffle before Christmas. The draw took place at the Christmas party which was well supported. 1st Sean Fitzgerald, Fethard Street. 2nd Josie Hickey, Bawnavrona and 3rd to Kim Barran, Fenane. The club would like to thank C.J. Kickhams G.A.A. Club, St. Michael's Soccer Club and the Sheehan Family, Ballydavid for their kind and generous donations. The Club wishes all its members and supporters a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

Parish Newsletter
Production of the newsletter is in the very capable hands of editor Paul Meehan. Deadline for weekly publication is 6 pm each Thursday in Meehan's Shop. Paul should be informed of news items as he would find it impossible to collect these items of interest himself. It is your parish newsletter and it is up to you to keep up the high standard which makes it one of the best and newsiest newsletters in the archdiocese. Many thanks also to our Parish Priest Fr. John McGrath who keeps us briefed on parish affairs.

Looking Back On 2009
This week we look back on some of the major parish events of 2009 as recorded in the pages of the parish newsletters of Jan. and Feb. Wedding bells rang for John O'Brien, Clonagoose and Olivia Malone, Kilkenny and also for Pamela Ronan, Clonmel and Paul Bastable, Dublin. The deaths of Walty Scott, Kyleaglanna and Maureen Cleverly (nee Ryan), Ballinacloghy were recorded.

Notice was given that a Mullinahone Youth Club was to become a reality. Tina O'Riordan of Rocks Road won 150 euro in the Community Council Dec. 2008 draw. Confirmation Day was confirmed as Wednesday, March 25th 2009. To fight the Christmas flab, aerobics exercises were to start on Tuesday, January 20th in the Mullinahone Community Centre.

The deaths took place of Jimmy McGrath, Briarsfield and James Connolly of Rocks Road, Mullinahone. Juvenile G.A.A. Club held a very successful presentation in the Sports Hall. Dick Egan received a special presentation from the Juvenile Club to mark his being elected Chairman of South Tipperary G.A.A. Board. Notice arrived of the 1st Golf Society outing of 2009 in Ballyhale on March 14th. Congratulations were extended to Ben Reilly of Clonagoose on securing 1st place in Ireland in a Junior Cert. Woodworking Project.

2 Kenny Rogers tickets for March 19th in Killarney were advertised on February 15th, I wonder if they were sold? Was it a sign of the Celtic Tiger getting a virus. Ash Wednesday was announced as February drew to a finish. The death took place in Ballydonnell of Neddie Croke, formerly Killenaule. Local lotto had reached 3,800 euro by the end of Feb.

Happy New Year
A Happy and Peaceful 2010 to all my readers. During the coming year I will do my best to accommodate all those with a little bit of parish news to contribute. To meet deadlines please contact the correspondent by Sunday evening for publication the following Thursday. Remember if you are holding an event, the earlier the notice the better.


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