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Juvenile AGM

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The AGM of the Juvenile football and hurling club took place on Friday night last in the GAA meeting room. The meeting was well attended. Chairman Declan McNamara presided. Among the attendance were the chairman of the CJ Kickhams senior club Martin Cody and the treasurer of the senior club Albert Curran. Reports were presented by the chairman, secretary and treasurer. The chairman stood down after his years at the top and Victor Direen Clashbeg was elected chairman. Sean Reilly was re-elected treasurer, as was Jackie Bolger re-elected PRO. The secretary Pat Fitzgerald, who also wished to step down is to continue until a new Runai is elected. This is likely to happen at the next meeting of the club which is to take place next week.

Rainfall

Rainfall locally in November amounted to 41.7mm of rain on 12 days. Only 8.4mm fell during the last 19 days of the month. The year’s total rainfall to date is in the region of 650mm (26 inches). Were December to produce the same sort of rainfall as the other 11 months of the year, the yearly total for 2013 will be very low indeed.

Local Lotto Draw

The numbers drawn in the local lotto draw on Monday night last were 12, 14,19 and 26. We had no jackpot winner and only one match 3 winner of €150. Congrats to Brian Forristal. Next draw is on December 9th.

Christmas Carol Service

The now annual Christmas Carol service will take place is St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone on Sunday evening December 15th. The service will involve both the parish choir and pupils from the parish primary schools.

Bingo Night

Sharpen your pencils or markers etc. so that you can attend the Bingo Night in the GAA Hall on Thursday next December 12th at 8.30pm. A jackpot of €500 and raffle will be on the menu. Support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the family of John Burke of Kyleafreaghane who passed away recently at an advanced age. Sympathy also to Ray O’Sullivan, Killaghy on the death of his mother Mary in England. Mary was also in her nineties. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday December 7th at 8pm Months Mind of Anna Barrett, Compsey, Saturday December 7th at 8pm anniversary Michael White, Clonlahy and Sr. Benignus White, Sunday December 8th at 9.30am anniversary Ellen Hickey, Carrick Street, Sunday December 8th at 11.30am anniversary Jack and Josie Sheehan, Ballydavid. During this Mass the remains (ashes) of Ned Hyland formerly Cappaghnagrane will be blessed and interred afterwards in Isertkieran. Monday next December 9th will be a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses on Monday 9.30am anniversary Molly and John Mullally, Lismolin and 11.30am anniversary Ellen Scott, Jamestown. Preparation for 1st Communion 2014 began last weekend in St. Michael’s Church. Adoration continues each Thursday from 11am to 9pm.

Well done St. Michaels

Congratulations to St. Michael’s NS who were awarded a prize of €300 from South Tipp County Council for winning the Best Travel Project in the 2013 Enviromental Awards. Community Council Draw (November results) €150 T.J. McInerney, The Square, €70 Bernadette Mockler, Ballycullen, €25 Graham Davies, Clashbeg, €25 Dick Egan, Bawnavrona,€20 John Gillman Jnr. Fethard Street.

Phillippines Appeal

Support for those suffering in the Phillippines has now reached €3,700 as a result of 2 local gifts of €500 and €1,000.

CJ. Kickhams AGM

The AGM of C.J.Kickhams GAA club will take place on this Friday night December 6th at 8.30pm in the GAA complex. Members, players and prospective new members are invited to attend. This is your opportunity to discuss and influence the direction of our club for 2014.

Coolagh Cards

Coolagh Card Games for Christmas commence this Thursday December 5th at 8pm for prizes of Hams and Hampers. All are welcome to Coolagh Hall every Thursday until Christmas.

Tractor Run

There will be a tractor run in aid of St. Patricks NS Drangan on Sunday December 29th at 12noon. All support would be greatly appreciated.

 

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