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Mullinahone News 28th August

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GAA History Launch

After a fine weekend for Tipperary hurling the focus switches back locally the coming weekend. On this Friday night 22nd August, our GAA history the Green above the Red will be launched in the GAA centre by GAA super personality, Micheal O' Muircheartaigh. Whatever Micheál has to say should prove interesting and no doubt a large number from the local community and from Tipperary in general will turn out to hear him as all are invited.

The history has been in preparation for the last 3 years under a local book committee headed by Dick Egan who stepped into the role when Lance Vaughan was unable to continue as chairman.  Editor of the book is Ricky Sheehan with Joe Tobin as the assistant Editor. The other 3 members of the committee were Sean O’Meara, Tommy O’Sullivan and the hard working secretary, Neil Thompson who kept the 6 Mullinahone men in order (no easy task). Great credit also for their help in producing the history to typists, Linda Quirke and Anne Sheehan and award winning local photographer, Jimmy Freeman.

The history has been rumbling around since 1984, but many would contend that we were too busy making history since then rather than writing it. The committee is satisfied that they have produced an excellent publication after 3 years of hard work.  Do come along at 8.30pm to the GAA Hall on Friday night for the launch.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Monday 11th August. The winning numbers drawn were 12,19,22 and 25. There were no jackpot winners, but there were 3 match 3 winners who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Eddie Hickey, Button and Michelle Maher who shared €150. Next draw will be on August 25th when the jackpot could be worth €6,500.

GAA Briefs

Next week has the Kelleggs GAA Cul Camp in Mullinahone. Age groups from 6 to 13. On line booking at www.kelloggsculcampgaa.ie or contact chairman Victory Direen for more info.

Well Done to our U14 hurlers who drew their semi-final with Kilsheelan on Thursday night last.  The replay takes place on this Thursday night 21st August with the winners facing Clonmel Og in the final.

Our senior hurlers have been drawn to play Carrick Swan in the South Tipp semi-final on this Sunday afternoon, August 24th in Clonmel. Well done to Tipp hurlers on their win on Sunday. Well done also to the large number of locals who travelled to the game. It was nice to see Eoin Kelly coming on and was comforting to see Paul Curran ready to come in if needed. Now the build up begins for the final.

Host Families Wanted

Volunteer host families are urgently required for annual GAA tournament Friday 29th August  and Saturday 30th August.  Please contact any member of the Juvenile Gaa Club.  Many thanks. T

Thank You

A huge thank you for all the help, support and donations made in aid of Megan Vaughan’s volunteer work at Daktan school and Wildlife Orphanage South Africa. The winner of the Jelly Bean guessing competition was Teckie Brett whose guess was 1,100 beans when there were 1,088 in the jar. Winners of the raffle were Tommy Rochford, Kiah Hughes, Alma Vaughan, Eoin McGrath, Eileen Ward, Albert Curran, Barry Egan and Robert Pennyfeather.

Mullinahone Community Council

Silver Circle Draw will start again in September. This draw is the main source of income which maintains the Community Council. It is very important to have your support. Lines are €20 each for 12 monthly draws . Please buy a line and support your Community Council and Centre.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary  Masses this weekend Friday 22nd August at 7pm Jack and Josie Sheehan, Ballydavid, Saturday August 23rd at 8pm Danny and Ciss Maher, Ballycullen, Sunday 24th August at 9.30am Billy Cantwell, Kickham Street, Sunday 11.30am Percy and his son Patrick Vaughan, Clonagoose. May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Ciara Ryan, Kilvemnon and Christopher Byron,Ballycullen and also to Colin John Traynor and Eileen Mary Gleeson, Ballyduggan. Both couples were married recently.

 

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"And I wouldn't much care for Sierra Leone, If I hadn't seen Killenaule
And the man that was never in Mullinahone,
Shouldn't say he had travelled at all."

 

poet. C.J. Boland