South Final Lost
While C.J. Kickhams lost the 2015 South Final to Killenaule by only two points 0-21 – 2-13 in Fethard on Sunday last, it was a game that to many they never looked like winning. This was Killenaule’s firsr win over Mullinahone in six finals as Mullinahone had won the previous five. One result of the locals loss of Sunday’s final was that Eoin Kelly failed to win an llth South Tipp senior hurling medal.
Had he done so, he would have joined a select batch of the old Davin’s players who had won eleven such medals at the top of the honours list. The 2015 final marked the 30th south Tipp final in a row that at least one and often two of the Slieveardagh cousins (Ballingarry, Killenaule and Mullinahone) didn’t play in.
The last such final was 1985 when Carrick Swan beat St.Marys. Attention must now switch to the South Intermediate football championship and the county senior hurling championship. No doubt, physical training for football would build up strength and team spirit in our hurlers. So far, supporters have seen improvement in our hurling team, but even more is required if we are to return to former greatness.
Save Our Post Office
Local poet, Joe O’Gorman put pen to paper recently on the need to keep our rural post office service. Joe rejects the “Do it on line” mentality in the last verses of his poem.
“If we do not take action, we’ll pay a heavy price,
The poor will have the greatest loss, when fate will throw it’s dice,
They’ll have to go to Callan, but they may not have a car,
So more hardship for the old, another step too far.
We must go to our Post Office and draw our Welfare there,
We must use up every service that John and Ann prepare,
For if it goes, it won’t be back, like the Barracks and the Bank
Remember if we go on line, we have ourselves to thank.”
Local Lotto Jackpot
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 17th August. The numbers drawn were 13,23,26 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, but 5 shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Pat O’Meara, Mary Fitzgibbon, Dan, T.J., and Nicola, The Hardy Boys and Liam O’Brien. Next draw will be on 31st August when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.
Anniversary Masses next weekend: Saturday 29th August at 8pm Paddy Brett, Bawnavrona, Sunday 30th August at 11.30am, Percy Vaughan, Clonagoose.
The Annual Mass at the Mass Rock took place on Sunday afternoon last and was well attended in spite of counter attractions. On Sunday next, Aug. 3Oth St. Mary’s Church, Killenaule will celebrate the 15Oth Anniversary of it’s opening. The National Eucharistic Congress 2O15 will take place in Knock on the 26th and 27th of September. A one day pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Saturday 12th September. Nearest bus pick up location is Killenauleat 11am on Friday 11th September. Phone Mary on O62-71243.
Mullinahone got off to a winning start on their return to junior Soccar ranks after a more than a five year absence. The team a mixture of youth and experience has been welded into a unit by Manager, George Hinley and his assistants Ian Gahan abd Dave Cooper. The team started nervously and conceded an early goal. However, they bounced back and levelled with a penalty converted by Michael Cooper. Mullinahone lost Jamie McGrath to injury, but Tony Watters proved an able deputy.
End to end action saw Mullinahone lead 4 – 1 at half time. Third division Kilmanahan hit back with two goals in the second half, but Mullinahone held out for a 4 – 3 win. Next round will be on Sunday next away to Killusty. Scorers Michael Cooper (Pen) Ashley Lazlett, Wayne Lazlett and an OG.
Team: George Hinley, Johnny Hickey, Ian Gahan, Jamie McGrath, Shane O’Connell, Michael Cooper,Sean Birmingham, James Hinley, Wayne Lazlett, Ashley Lazlett, Aidan McGrath. Reserves: Tony Watters, Frankie Clinton, Eamonn Brett, Dan Haight. After the game both teams were provided with refreshments by Eamonn Brett.
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