Mullinahone schoolboy soccer teams enjoyed great success last season and brought an unprecedented number of trophies to the club. At adult level, it has been over five years since the club fielded a team. That’s about to change when a rejuvenated Mullinahone FC take to the field in the Tipp and District League.
Team Manager, George Hindley has spent time putting a squad together and moulding a team around a few stalwarts from the old days and a group of enthusiastic newcomers. Pre-season training under fitness coach, Richie Morrissey has the lads in prime condition for the big kick-off. Already, Mullinahone FC have played friendlies against Glengoole, Holycross and Killusty.
Seven different players got on the score sheet in the 9-2 victory over Killusty. Improvements have also being taken place off the field. The club grounds and dressing rooms are getting a facelift in preparation for the season ahead, helped by the expertise of Eugene O’Meara. The new committee would like to thank the local businesses who have come on board to help out.
The first game will see a new team strip, courtesy of Mullinahone Co-Op. Ronan Brett has sponsored a new set of nets. Floodlights will be erected in time for Winter training under the supervision of Sean Moroney. We would like to thank the local community for their goodwill and support for us expressed in their support of the local lotto. First game kicks off on Sunday next 23rd August.
The now annual Mass on Carraigmoclear will take place at the Mass Rock on Sunday next, 23rd August at 3pm.
Joe Pollard on behalf of himself and his family would like to thank most sincerely Fr. John McGrath, Jerry Barrett, Eddie O’Meara MCC, John Croke P.O. members of the local community council and the parish of Mullinahone for the overwhelming generosity shown to me on my retirement as a local postman.
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 10th August.The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 14 and 16. There was no jackpot winner, but 3 winners shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Jo Keating, Rita and Sean and Bernadette Phelan. Next draw will be on Monday 24th August when the jackpot could be worth €12,700. To win, you must first be in.
Like many other places in Tipperary a large number of local supporters travelled to Croke Park on Sunday last, but returned home disappointed. In the end the sheer determination of Galway from numbers 1 to 15 probably saw them through. Maybe our own lads could learn something from Galway. At the moment, we are due to play a South Tipp senior hurling final this coming weekend.
This will be our most important game of the year and it will require a super effort to overcome Killenaule. Even though we won’t be favourites, hopefully our supporters will turn out in numbers. On Friday night last, our Intermediate footballers had a good win over Grangemockler in a play- off game in our championship group.
A win over Swan in our next game during the week would see us winners of our group and into the semi-final of the championship. Again, we would like to see our supporters turning up in numbers to support Franny, Johnny and Adrian.
Condolences to the family of Sean O’Neill, Ballydonnell who passed away recently while on holidays in Galway. Sean was in his late 80’s. Condolences also to Brigid Ryan, Modeshill on the death in Australia of her sister, Sr. Elizabeth.
Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday 22nd August at 8pm Danny and Ciss Maher, Ballycullen. On Sunday 23rd August at 3pm we have the annual Mass at the Mass Rock at Kylotlea.
Congratulations on their recent wedding in Mullinahone, to Louise Croke, Post Office and Matt Ryan, Ballydavid. On behalf of the parish, thanks to all those who helped to make the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Agnes and Sr. Maria, such an inspiring event in Mullinahone last weekend.
The switch over to Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning opening in our Credit Union with it’s increased hours seems to be working out well. New hours of opening in Mullinahone Credit Union are Thursday 3.30pm to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Many of us thought that our water problems would be solved when the new water pipes were installed two years ago. Many problems were solved, but some major problems still remain. One is the problem of water leaks and the other is the great amount of lime which appears in our water supply, too often and for far too long, when an auxiliary water supply is switched on. Can we see these problems attended to? Please report all leaks.
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