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“March Many Weathers”

The current month seems to be living up to its nickname of “March Many Weathers”, but the month gone by, February hardly did so. It’s nickname is “February Fill Dyke” but only 46.6mm of rain fell locally during the month on 14 days, hardly enough to fill the dykes of the parish. It pales when compared to the February 2014 figure of 153.2mm on 25 days. It was a lesser figure than that of 2013, but was greater than the 24.2mm of rain on 15 days which fell in 2012. Overall it seems, that the weather in February varies greatly from year to year.

Membership Being Updated

The membership committee of C.J.Kickhams GAA Club is busy gathering up club membership for the coming year. Membership for the year costs €20 and is due by the end of the month.  Membership of ordinary members will be ratified at a club meeting following the closing date. Players membership will be handled by Membership Officer, Rita Curran. Membership cards are available in three local shops – Hickeys, O’Brien Butchers and Paul Meehans. It is hoped that membership in 2015 will be as good as, or even better than 2014.

Credit Unions to Link Up

At the last AGM of Mullinahone Credit Union, it was stated that a link-up with Clonmel/Fethard was on the cards. Such a link up would mean that Mullinahone Credit Union would become part of a full time set-up and enjoy all the services that a full-time set-up would provide. In recent times, progress has been made with the plans for a link-up. Since Mullinahone Credit Union opened in 1978, services have always been provided by a volunteers. The amount of paper work now required by the Regulatory Authorities makes this almost impossible.

Civic Reception for Eoin

Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District Council are giving a Civic Reception to Eoin Kelly to mark his sporting achievements with Tipperary on this Friday night March 20th at 8pm. The reception will take place in the C.J.Kickhams GAA Centre. The reception will be hosted by Eddie O’Meara MCC, Ballydonnell, Chairman of Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District. All are welcome.

Cookery Demonstration

Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry Parents Association are holding a Cookery Demonstration with Anne Neary of Ryeland House on Wednesday March 25th at the school. The demonstration begins with a Cheese and Wine Reception at 7pm. Tickets costing €20 available from the School Office 052-9154104 or from any committee member.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday March 9th. The numbers drawn were 10,12,15 and 26.  There was no jackpot winner, but congratulations to Paddy Hickey who won the Match 3 prize of €150. Next draw will be on Monday March 23rd when the jackpot could be worth €10,900. A nice Easter Egg to be sure.

Parish Newsletter

The death took place last week of David John O’Brien, Bawnavrona in his 69th year. Sympathy to his sister, Nora and his brother, Thomas and to all his extended family.  Davy John was a very popular member of the local community. Months Mind Mass next Saturday evening March 21st at 8pm Sister Lucy O’Dwyer, Clashbeg. Lenten Devotions continueeach Sunday evening during Lent at 7pm in St. Michaels. Confirmation Day 2015 in Mullinahone is Thursday week March 26th at 11am.  Preparation for Confirmation Ceremony of Light at 7.30pm on this Friday night March 20th.

Bus to Clonmel

A bus will travel to Clonmel each Tuesday and Friday. Pick you up at your door 9.50am. Leaves Clonmel at 1.30pm.  Fare €10. Phone for seat or more details Ned O’Brien 086-3719144.

Mullinahone GAA

Last week we raised the question of how many under-age players have been given the opportunity of learning football and hurling skills in the club over the last 20 years. Going on the 2015 figures from U6’s to U16’s the answer could be about 1,800. On Sunday last there was great delight locallyto see a competitive hurling win over Kilkenny. A pity that our Paul Curran was injured in the game. We wish him a speedy recovery. Our senior hurlers play Moneygall in the Dr. Fogerty Tipperary Cup at 12 noon next Sunday.

Community Meeting

Thursday 19th March at 8pm. Come along and keep up to date with community issues. All are welcome.

 

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