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Local Clubs AGM

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The AGM of the local GAA Club took place in the meeting room on Friday night last. About 20 members in all attended, which was somewhat on the small side. Chairman Martin Cody presided. Elected to administer the club for the coming year were Chairman Martin Cody, Vice Chairmen Dick Egan and Lance Vaughan, Sec. Eddie McCarthy, Treasurer Albert Curran and PRO Jackie Bolger. Written reports were presented by the Secretary and by the Treasurer.

The Secretary’s report showed that the club had engaged in over 20 championship football and hurling games during 2013 at minor, U21 and senior level. Only 2 games were won during the year and one was drawn. Not a single game was won in football nor was a game won in minor hurling or football during the year. Managers were appointed to the following teams for 2014. Intermediate football Jackie Bolger, U21 football Johnny Kennedy and senior hurling Sean Foxe and Willie Phelan. The Treasurers report saw a loss in the clubs finances during 2013 in spite of very generous sponsorship from Mullinahone Co-Op. The adjourned AGM will take place in mid January, but prior to it a follow-up meeting to the recent club workshop will take place so that reports from the workshop can be acted upon.

Parish News

The ashes of the late Ned Hyland, formerly of Cappnagrane who died in England were received and blessed in St. Michael’s Church last weekend and were interred in Isertkieran on Sunday. Condolences to Ned’s extended family. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday Dec. 14th at 8pm Anniversary Elizabeth and Jack O’Meara, Jamestown as well as Mick and Patti O’Meara, Sunday Dec 15th at 11.30am months mind Kitty Neary Modeshill. As Christmas approaches, the annual pre-Christmas Penitential Service will take in St. Michael’s Church. However, parishioners are asked to note that this service this year will be on a Friday night Dec. 20th. This is Friday night week and the service will be from 7pm to 8pm. Many are also looking forward to the Christmas carol service which is due to take place in St. Michaels on Sunday evening next December 15th at 7pm. Come along and join in the festive spirit.

Bingo Night

This Thursday night Dec. 12th sees a Bingo Night in our GAA centre. There will be a Christmas jackpot of €500 and also a raffle. 8.30pm is “Eyes Down” time, so sharpen the old pencil and come along.

Mullinahone NS

Congrats to Alex Maher , Ned O’Meara, Megan Scott, Chloe Costello, Matthew Direen and Eve Rowan from Mullinahone NS who were winners in the recent Clonmel Library Colouring and Poetry competition. Congratulations to Jane Thompson and Alex Maher who were winners in the Sherkin Island Environmental competition.

Community Games

A meeting to organise community games locally in 2014 will be held in the Community Centre on this Thursday night Dec 12th at 7pm. All are welcome.

Championship win down under A photo in this weeks parish newsletter shows the following local lads Joey Maher, Ballycullen, Richard Fitzgibbon, Carrick St, Adrian Maher, Ballycullen, Michael O’Connor, Killenaule, Peter Dunne (cousin of Vicky Maher) Carrick St., Ned Tobin, Mullinoly, Michael Lonergan, Killaghy, Adrian Doheny, Whitegates and Shane O’Brien, Carrick St. All nine were on the winning team in the West Sydney championship winning the final 2-0. The teams motto could well have been “Mullinahone Abu” under the “eagle eye” of manager “Gibby” Richard Fitzgibbon to those not in the know.

Local lotto

Winning numbers last week were 3,15,17 and 20. No jackpot winner, but five match 3 winners who shared €150. Congrats to M. Rochford, Jim Clarke, Breda O’Dwyer, Jessica Cuddy and Emma Kerr. Next draw Dec. 16th when the jackpot could be worth €1450.

 

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