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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Many readers will know the sad case in the popular song of "O'Brien who had no place to go". The song begins "Now Dennis O'Brien had three daughters fine". Such also was the case of Michael and Nelly Cahill of Rocks Road. However on Friday, May 28, Helen Cahill, the youngest daughter of Michael and Nelly was wed in St. Michaels Church, Mullinahone in a most delightful ceremony. Helen thus joined the married ranks already occupied by Helen’s groom was P.J. Barron, the youngest son of Paddy and Peggy Barron of Rossenary, Windgap, Co. Kilkenny. The wedding ceremony was conducted by the bride’s first cousin, Fr. Michael Barry. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Fr. Barry assisted by Fr. John McGrath P.P., Mullinahone and Fr. Martin Cleere P.P, Windgap. Helen’s bridesmaids were her two sisters Mary O’Mahony and Josephine Britton. Best man was the groom’s brother John Barron while his friend Niall Kenny was groomsman. Two of the groom’s nieces, Emer Barron and Eva Prendergast were delightful flower girls while the page boys and ring bearers were the brides nephews, Alex Britton and Josh Britton and the groom’s nephew Sean Barron.

The two ushers on the day were the bride’s brothers Richard and Micheal Cahill. Those who took part in a lovely ceremony were the readers Richard Cahill (brother of the bride) and Gareth Prendergast (brother in law of the groom). The prayers of the faithful were recited by Lisa Lonergan (family friend) Micheal Cahill (brother of bride), Miriam Moore (niece of groom), Monica Barron-Breen (sister of groom), Michael Moore (brother in law of groom) and Des O’Mahony (brother in law of bride). The offertory gifts were presented by the mothers of both the bride and groom Nelly Cahill and Peggy Barron. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a most suitable wedding reflection was recited by another family friend of the Cahill’s, Ashling Byrne-Teehan, who is also noted for her beautiful singing voice. Music was provided at the ceremony by Nora Fogarty. As the newly weds emerged from St. Michael’s Church, they passed under an archway of hurleys provided in a Guard of honour by Windgap GAA. The groom is a playing member of the Windgap Club. During the course of the day, there was much friendly banter exchanged upon the current state of hurling relations between Tipperary and Kilkenny. Even the top tier of the wedding cake had a lovely figure on top of it showing a groom in a Kilkenny jersey and his bride wearing a Tipperary jersey. As befitted the place and the day, the bride’s car was festooned with Tipperary and Mullinahone favours. A reception for family and friends took place in Hotel Minella, Clonmel and this was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.

The bride and groom spent their honeymoon in California. They spent time in both San Francisco and Las Vegas among other places. When interviewed concerning what they got up to in Las Vegas, the bride replied ”What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. So much for freedom of the press. Helen and P.J. have now returned from their honeymoon and returned to work. Currently they are residing in Glendara in Mullinahone before building a permanent residence of their own. This of course presents P.J. with the chance to upgrade his status legally to that of member of a senior hurling club. Whatever he chooses, we wish both Helen and himself many years of happiness together as we welcome P.J.
to Mullinahone.

The Ghost
Last week we left a brave lad on the verge of taking on a well known local ghost. This week, we see how the lad got on.
"But what a chill went down my spine and what an eerie feeling
When there beside the graveyard stile, I saw a woman kneeling,
A sense of fear, a sense of death, seemed round me and upon me
My hair – of which I'd plenty then – stood up like bristles on me
My knees knocked hard and loudly drummed my heart within my bosom
My teeth were rattling in my head, in truth, I thought I'd lose 'em.
I slowly, feebly moved along, until I got apast her,
And when, I'd passed, in vain I tried to move a little faster."
He's in trouble now but we'll have to wait until next week to see did he survive meeting "The Ghost of InchaKieran".

Local Lotto
Our Local Lotto Jackpot was won last weekend. The longest day of the year (June 21) proved to be a happy one for Martina Foley who scooped the jackpot of E3,200. Congratulations Martina. Her winning numbers were: (5, 10, 12, 18).

However that is not the end of the local lotto, so back we go again to €1,000. However, E1,000 is still well worth winning. In fact, by Monday July 5 when the next draw takes place the jackpot may even have grown to E1,150. However if you want to win it, you must first be in it. For those who don't know the profits/losses in our local lotto are shared between Mullinahone Soccer Club and Mullinahone GAA.

Anyone for Golf

The recent weather has been great for practicing your golf. Even if you didn't put in the practice, you still have time to do so. Without the practice you can still have a great day out at the biggest golf event of Mullinahone's year. I refer to the C.J. Kickham's Mullinahone GAA Golf Classic which will take place on Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17. Just the place to meet again all your old friends from the Mullinahone area. The classic this year will take place at the Slievenamon Golf Club. The event is for teams of three with a special section confined to Mullinahone footballers and hurlers. The cost of taking part in the Classic is E50 per golfer and this includes a meal. Do inform your friends and would be "golfers". More details to follow next week. If you have any questions, do contact an officer of Mullinahone GAA or Joe Pollard of Slievenamon Golf Club. (Phone 052 9153366).

7 a side Soccer

Mullianhone AFC 7 a side Soccer Tournament 2010 came to a conclusion on Sunday evening June 20. The Rugrats came out on top in the final. They were captained by Michael Lonergan. Runners up were Los Galactios captained by Noel Leahy. The "top scorer" award was shared between Noel Leahy and Derek Hally. "Player of the Tournament" Award went to Mikey Lonergan. Overall the tournament was a great success with just a slight "Senior" hiccup on the Saturday evening. The soccer club would like to thank Thomas Lonergan, Tom Brett and T.J.
Mac for their sponsorship and also thank the girls who "manned" the shop. Hoping to see you all again in 2011.

Underage hurling

Last week, we had the good news that our under 12s seemed to be turning their season around. This welcome change seemed to continue on Thursday evening last in the local sportsfield when our under 12s played very well to overcome a stronger looking Ballybacon-Grange team. This was a good win for our lads against one of our biggest rivals for a place in the last four. We should have another game next Thursday evening and another victory here, might qualify us for second or third place and a possible chance of winning a semi-final. Some very good performances were given by our lads (and lassy) on Thursday last which must have pleased their mentors. Next week, we hope to be able to bring you up to date on our Under 14s and Under 16s.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the family of John Shelly of Clonagoose who was interred last Sunday in St. Michael's Churchyard in his 90th year. Condolences also to Ann Connolly and her brothers Peter and James on the death of their father Jeremiah Treacy, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois. No morning mass this week until Friday morning. Fr. Breen at 052 9154115 is on duty.

Anniversary Masses next weekend

Sat. July 3rd 8pm Anniversary Paddy Meehan, Carrick Street

Sun. July 4th 9.30am Anniversary William and Mary Brigid Tobin, Ballydavid and Tony Lawless.

Sun. July 4th 11.30am Anniversary Patrick Vaughan, Clonagoose.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday August 1st. Local organiser Joe O'Gorman.


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