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Mullinahone News Dec 14th

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GAA Juvenile AGM (cont.)

At the recent AGM of the Juvenile GAA, it was decided that the following positions would be filled at the adjourned AGM in early January.  Vice-Chairman, Public Relations Officer and Child Protection Officer.  Team Mentors:  Managers were elected on the night for the various teams as follows:  U6 Sean O’Meara, U8 Michael Walsh, U10 Gerry Bolger, U12 Paul White, U14 to be filled in January, U16 Declan McNamara. At the adjourned AGM managers are to return with two selectors and hopefully more.  Anybody interested in getting involved in the Juvenile club, or with the U14 team, pleasr contact Chairman, Sean O’Meara or Secretary, Victor Direen. Player registration will take place after the adj. AGM in January.

Christmas Celebrations

The first celebration of Christmas in St. Michael’s Church came on Sunday evening when our choir gave a beautiful recital of carols which was really enjoyed by all who attended. The Christmas mood in St.Michaels was set over the weekend when the Christmas trees were put up in the Church. Well done to all concerned.

Penitential Service

The Christmas Penitential service will take place in the Church on Sunday next 21st December at 7pm. Visiting priests will attend.

Christmas Masses:

Wednesday 24th December at 8pm first Mass of Christmas, Thursday 25th December Christmas Day Masses 9.30am and 11.30am.

Parish Newsletter

The Winter Priests collection is  being taken up at the present time.  Do respond generously.The deaths took place recently of Jim Morrissey, Priestown and Paddy McElroy, Raheen. Our sympathy to Annette and her family and to the extended Morrissey family. Sympathy also to Joan O’Brien, Briersfield and to her sister, Lizzie in Cork and to the extended McElroy family.

Anniversary Masses next weekend: Saturday 20th December at 8pm. Peter Hally, Ballycullen, Sunday 21st December at 9.30am Martin Knox, Ballydonnell, Sunday 21st December at 11.30am Paddy Brett, Oakfield.  May they all rest in peace.

Local Lotto Jackpot Numbers

The last Local Lotto Jackpot draw took place on Monday December 8th. The numbers drawn were 3,13,15 and 29.  We had no jackpot winner, but two punters shared the Match 3 prize of €150.  Congratulations to Michael + Zoe and Ned Cahill. Next draw will be on Monday 22nd December when the jackpot could be worth €9,100. Be in if you want to win.

Can you think?

Can you think of anybody away from Mullinahone who would like a copy of the Mullinahone GAA History for Christmas or to start 2015?

Under 21s Are Out

After a host of ifs, buts and maybes, Mullinahone are out of the South Tipp U21A Hurling Championship.  On Sunday in Cloneen, we drew with Ballingarry 0-07 each, but we needed to win by at least 7 points. When we led by four points at the three-quarter stage, it looked possible, but it was not to be.We didn’t score again while Ballingarry scored four points to draw the game. The damage was done in Mullinahone when Kilsheelan beat us. Perhaps, the one good thing to emerge from the game was the return after injury of Denis Connolly after two years on the sideline. It was a pity that our U21 hurlers didn’t get to play a game until Winter had arrived. So much for hurling being a Summer game.

Community Council

The Council would like to thank all who contributed to a lovely celebration for Sheila Foley and Mick Larkin’s retirement party, in particular Fr. McGrath,the Parish Choir and all who helped with the catering.

The community enjoyed a lovely gathering in the village last Sunday evening for the lighting of our Christmas tree.Thank to Paul and Tracey Curran who donated the tree and to the Choir and John Willie who entertained all. Our thanks to Jackie Bolger who put the 3,000 lights on the tree and to Eddie O’Meara MCC who officially turned on those lights.

Thanks to Sharon Scott and Community Council members who contributed to the cost. The Council would like to thank you for all your support in 2014 and to wish you all a very Happy Christmas. We look forward to meeting many more of you at regular meetings in 2015.

Schoolboy Soccer

Mullinahone Schoolboy Soccer U15’s would like to thank Mr. Thos. Lonergan of Lonergans Gala in Mullinahone for sponsoring the teams new jerseys. As the young players have continued to develop and grow into young men,lately they have had to play in borrowed kits to enable them play their matches.

This new kit will befit their position as the second placed team in the U15 championship in South Tipperary with 12 points from five matches. At the halfway point in the season,the U13 team sponsored by Crocanóir is progressing even better than the U15’s and are top of the U13 championship with 16 points from six games played. This leaves them four points ahead of their nearest rivals Burncourt/Vee Rovers whom they defeated 3 -1 last week in Mullinahone.

 

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