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Mullinahone News Dec. 7th

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Parish Newsletter

A Carol service will take place in preparation for Christmas in St. Michael’s Church on Sunday night next 14th December at 8pm. A Penitential service will take place for Christmas at the following Sunday night 21st December at 7pm.

The Winter Collection for the priests of the Archdiocese will be taken up next weekend.

Anniversaries Saturday 14th Dec. at 8pm Elizabeth and Jack O’Meara, Jamestown and also Mick and Pattie O’Meara, Sunday 14th Dec. 9.30am Daniel and Margaret Morris, Islands, also Peg, Kathleen and Dan, Sunday 14th Dec. at 11.30am Michael Keating,Ballycullen.

Christmas Tree

Our Village Christmas Tree was lit on Sunday evening at 6.30pm.A fine crowd of adults and children attended. The Church choir provided a selection of Christmas Carols which were much appreciated. The tree which is beautifully lighted brings a touch of Christmas spirit to our village.Thanks to all who helped to put it there.

Juvenile AGM

The officers elected to manage the C.J. Kickhams under age football and hurling club for 2015 at the well-attended A.G.M. on Wednesday night last were Chairperson Sean O’Meara, Ballydonnell, Secretary, Victor Direen, Clashbeg, Treasurer, Sean Reilly, Poulacapple, Assistant Sec. Michael Walsh, School Liaison Officer, Declan McNamara, Membership Officer, Juvenile)Josephine Britton,South Board Delegates, Victor Direen and Malachy Sheehan. The position of Vice Chairperson, Public Relations Officer and Child Protection Officer will be filled at the adjourned AGM in early January. More to follow next week.

Tribute to Eoin Kelly

Eoin Kelly’s retiral from inter-county hurling local bard Joe Tobin, Fethard Street has written an excellent poetic tribute to Eoin Kelly.

Ladies Club

Our Ladies Club will hold a Christmas Dinner in Hotel Minella on Saturday night 20th December. Note change of date. Dancing to Keith McDonald. Deposits please to Ann or Helen ASAP.

Christmas Fair

Thanks to all those who supported the Christmas Fair in aid of Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare and Temple Street Childrens Hospital at Ballylanigan House on Saturday and Sunday last.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 1st December.The numbers drawn were 13,25,26 and 29. There was no jackpot winner, but we had one Match 3 winner. Congratulations to Margaret Brennan who won €150. The jackpot next week could be worth €8,950. If you want to win, do be in.

Dancing

Congratulations to Keelin Vaughan, Rebecca Maudsely, Erin Bolger, Emma Dunne, Lily Cronin and Teighan Brett who will be representing the Aisling Keogh School of Dance at the World Irish Dancing Championships 2015 in Killarney. The six qualified at the Leinster championships recently dancing the Six hand reel.

New Theatrical Company

J.W. Productions is a new theatrical company founded by musical director Stefan J. Doyle and local young singer/actress Holly Jean Williamson. J.W. Productions this year is extremely proud to present their debut show with full supporting cast of local talent and also some from neighbouring towns. It is a Christmas event not to be missed whether you are young, old or simply young at heart. Come along and join in “Tale as old as Time” in Cloneen Sports and Social Club on 19th 20th or 21st December at 8pm. Come early to avoid disappointment as tickets are in great demand.

Football Update

Our footballers are now out of the county intermediate football championship. In Dundrum on Sun. they went down heavily to Upperchurch having been in the game for nearly 50 minutes. The recently county retired Eoin Kelly lined out for Mullinahone as did Paul Curran. Now out of the county Mullinahone’s chance of football honours lies with the South championship where they have qualified for the final.

 

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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