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Mullinahone Notes September 1st

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Another Wonderful Festival

On Saturday we had yet another now annual festival of hurling in Mullinahone.  About 1,000 people flocked into the village from all over the country.  The parade to the GAA Sportsfield was a riot of colour, as the competing teams marched through the village in their club or county colours.  After about 60 hurling games, the winners of the various competitions were decided some time after 6pm, but in truth, every person who hurled was a winner.

Our own club was represented at U6 and U8 level with teams also competing at U10 and U12 level.  Once again,overall victory went North with Eoghan Ruadh from Dungannon in Tyrone retaining their title as they had won last year. Once again, our North of Ireland cousins were to the fore with teams from St. Johns Belfast, O’Donovan Rossa do. and Kevin Lynchs , Derry joining Eoghan Ruadh and teams from the other 3 provinces.

The Festival Mass on Sunday was the usual special occasion with a packed church present and our choir in full voice. Great credit is due to our Festival Committee headed by Johnny Kennedy and Jackie Bolger and the juvenile GAA club under its principal officers, Cathaoirleach, Victor Direen, Rúnaí Michelle Morrissey, and Cisteoir Sean Reilly.  Thanks to all who rallied round to help out.  No doubt, thoughts are already turning to Festival 2015.

More Hurling

Our U14’s were narrowly beaten in their South Tipp final on Thursday night.  In the end, they were just edged out, but if they learn from their defeat, they will be a future force.  Our senior hurlers qualified for the 2014 South Tipp final when they had a 7 point win over Carrick Swan in the semi-final last week.  In the final, they will face favourites Killenaule the weekend after the All-Ireland final.  As was seen this weekend, favourites don’t always win.

In the semi-final we were very glad of the contribution of our returned Yanks, when they were introduced. Hopefully, any of our injuries will be cleared up, so that we can choose from a full deck.  The All-Ireland final dominated everything else this week.  We wish our two panelists and the rest of the Tipp team every success.  Hopefully,next week will be a week of celebrations.

Local Lotto

This weekslocal lotto draw took place on Monday 25th August.The numbers drawn were 2,24,27and 29.  There was no jackpot winner, but 3 match 3 winners shared €150.  Congrats to Kyran Vaughan, Nonie Egan and JCWH.  Next week’s jackpot could be worth €6,850.

Fab Fitness

Fab Fitness Classes were back in Mullinahone on Monday at 9.30am and will resume in Ballingarry on Thursday 4th Sept. at 7.30pm.

Ladies Football Club (Clothes Collection)

There will be a clothes recycling collection on Sat. next 5th September in the GAA car park.  Please bring clean unwanted items such as clothes, textiles, curtains, shoes, belts, bags etc., but not books, bric-a-brac, rugs, duvets, pillows or old mobile phones.  Please bring to the GAA car park before 12noon.

Good Reception

Our GAA history “The Green above the Red” has met a great reception.  Currently, copies are on sale in most local shops to cope with the rush.  The Book committee or club secretary will also advise you where to purchase a copy.  It looks as if the print will run out before too long and there may not be a reprint. If you would like a family member or friend, perhaps overseas to have one our advice is buy one early.  Thanks for your support.

 

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