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Mullinahone News July 27th

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Kickham Country Weekend

Going strong since 1983, the Kickham Country Weekend goes ahead again in Mullinahone on 7th to 9th Aug. The official opening which includes a Cheese and Wine reception will be by Dr. Proinsias O Drisceoil at 7.30pm on Friday 7th August. This will be followed by a lecture on Michael Kavanagh, the first biographer of Charles Kickham by Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin of N.U.I. Cork.

Saturday afternoon brings a guided bus tour to Templeorum and the farm of Mrs. Mary O’Shea. Another lecture “Old Kilcash- a Womans history” takes place on Saturday night at 8.30pm. The lecturer this time is Dr. John Flood who lectures in The Netherlands. Sunday brings the Anniversary Mass and the laying of wreaths and oration at Kickhams grave by well- known author Jim Maher. The weekend concludes with the poetry reading in Killaghy Castle with the guest poet, the well- known Michael Coady of Carrick-On-Suir.

Senior Hurling

Our Senior hurlers have to go through the back door if they wish to reach this year’s South Tipp Senior Hurling final. Last week, in a fine game, they lost out to Killenaule by six points 3-19 to 2-16 in the semi-final. Although much under strength, our lads played well with good displays from a number of the younger players. However, all is not lost as we now have another chance to reach the final when we face Ballingarry in another semi-final. It is hoped that some of our injured contingent will be back in action for this game and that some of our more experienced players will approach top form.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday 1st August at 8pm Tom O’Keeffe, Mullinoly, Sunday 2nd August at 9.30am, Denis and Ciss O’Brien , Kylotlea and Mikey Tobin, do. Sunday 2nd August at 11.30am, Tess McNamara, Mullinoly. Congrats to John O’Sullivan, Killaghy on his recent marriage to Deirdre Cleary of Fethard.  There are still seats available on the bus going to Knock on Sunday next, 2nd August. For further info please contact Joe O’Gorman.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 20th July. The numbers drawn were 1,4,11 and 28. We had no jackpot winner, but ten shared the Match 3 prize of €250. Congrats to Breda Walsh, Sarah Denn, Curran Bros. Shane/Nonie, Frank Lawless, Sean and Al, Michelle Cuddy, Brian and Granny, Claire Fogarty, ODD Hynes.

Thank You Joe

A special presentation to Joe Pollard, our recently retired postman will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday 1st August at 8.30pm. If you wish to be associated with this “Thank You to Joe” contact any member or officer of the Community Council.

Local Ladies Football

Best wishes to our two county minors Aoibhe O Shea and Áine Dunne who will contest the the All Ireland Ladies minor football final with Tipperary against Armagh on Sat. next in Kinnegad Co.Westmeath. Having won Munster this year the team scored a merited but narrow victory over Offaly in the semi-final.

Junior Ladies

Training continues for our junior ladies team weekly. Having won Junior B last year this team are capable of progress in the Junior A this year if all players give their commitment.

Gaelic 4 Mothers

This is proving to be a big hit with the Ladies of the parish with emphasis on fun and non- competitive action on the field. Please come along and enjoy the football with some friends.

Field Day

According to a most decorative poster Mullinahone GAA Club will hold a Field Day in aid of Juvenile development on Mon. Aug.3rd in Mullinahone GAA Sportsfield from 2pm to 5.30pm. Admission is only €5. Come along to enjoy the fun.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 11:43

Mullinahone News July 13th

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Pride of Place Goes to Nicola

In a weekend which was overshadowed by the Munster senior hurling Final, pride of place in Mullinahone must go to local young lady, Nicola O’Dwyer of Ballyvadlea. In Tuam, Co. Galway on Saturday Nicola was co-captain of the Tipperary Ladies U14 football team which defeated Donegal in the All-Ireland final replay. No alone was Nicola a captain of the team, but she also won the “Player of the Game” award for her display in goal in the second half when Donegal started to rally.

In the end, Tipp won by six points. A week previously, Tipp scored two goals in added time to salvage a draw in the final. What a difference a week makes. For the historians, back in 1996 (19 years ago) Nicola’s mother, Colette Brett also won an All-Ireland Ladies club football medal with Shelmaliers of Wexford. Well done Nicola  We’ll say a chip off the old block.

Thank You Joe

The community are organising a presentation at the end of the month to our postman, Joe Pollard who retires on July 18th. Joe has been our long serving postman for the last two decades through hail, rain and snow or shine and he deserves our appreciation for his service to the community. If you would like to be associated with the presentation, you can do so in any of the local shops or by contacting any member of our community council.

Ploulacapple NS

Congratulations to Poulacapple NS who were to the fore at Clonmel Show recently winning quite a number of prizes. In fact, the school was presented with the overall prize for their various entries. Principal Mary Meagher was the recipient of €500 on behalf of the school. Individual winners were Tia O’Sullivan, 1st in Art, Roisin Foley, 2nd in Photography and Padhraic Foley, 2nd in Poetry. Padhraic was also in action representing Poulacapple NS and Tipperary Schools in the Primary Go games played during the Munster Final in Semple Stadium on Sunday. Well done Poulacapple NS.

Credit Union

The computer switch over and change of hours in Mullinahone Credit Union went rather smoothly on Thursday last and also on Saturday morning. Our Credit Union is now part of the much bigger Clonmel- Fethard- Mullinahone Credit Union with more and better services for members.  Apologies to those people who turned up outside of hours on Thursday and Friday last. The new days and hours are Thursdays 3.30pm to 7pm and Saturday morning 10am to 1pm.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 6th July. The winning numbers drawn were 7,18,2l and 30. There was no jackpot winner, but congrats to Trisha O’Brien who won the Match 3 prize of €150. Next draw is on Monday next 20th July when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

GAA Briefs

Not the best of weeks for our teams. Our Intermediate footballers went down to Grangemockler in Ballingarry on Friday night though they are still likely to qualify for the South Tipp semi-final. Our hurlers had a useful outing in the Thurles hurling festival getting in much needed practice for the upcoming South Tipp semi-final v Killenaule. Well done to Sharon Scott and Just Men Barbers on the support signs around the village wishing Tipp luck in the Munster Final. The signs seemed to have worked.

Tennis Summer Camp

A Tennis Summer camp will take place from Monday 20th July to Friday July 24th from 10am to 12 noon. Ages 5 to 15 years. Fee €35. Rackets and balls supplied. For further info contact Amy at 087-7728047.

Rose Re-Opens

Our hairdresser, Rose Grant will re-open on this Thursday 16th July after her recent break.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 10:12

Mullinahone News July 5th

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Young Ladies Do Well

Saturday last at opposite ends of the country was a good day for a number of our lady footballers. At Glanworth, Co. Cork, three of our minor footballers were members of the Tipperary panel which defeated Waterford 6-09 to 1-08 in the Munster Minor B Football final. Congrats to our 3 representatives, Aoibhe O’Shea, Aine Dunne and Nicole Shelly.

Meanwhile, in Ballymahon, Co. Longford Nicola O’Dwyer was goalkeeper on the Tipp U14 team that scored two goals in injury time to enable Tipp draw with Donegal in the All-Ireland U14B Football final. The replay is set to take place next weekend. Well done girls and good luck, especially to Nicola in the All-Ireland replay. Finish the job this time Tipp.

St.Michael’s N.S.

The boys and girls in Mullinahone N.S. are now on holidays, but the end of term was an exciting one for them. Perhaps, the highlight in the last fortnight was the winning of a County schools U11 hurling title when St. Michaels defeated Ballycahill N.S. in the final in Semple Stadium. For others, the highlight may have been the winning of a fifth green flag by the school this time for bio-diversity. Well done to the girls and boys and, of course, well done also to their teachers.

Library Book Bus

For the last number of years, Tipperary County Library has provided a mobile library service for boys and girls during the summer holidays. The library comes to the village in the form of a van/bus each Tuesday afternoon for six weeks and children are invited to come along and borrow books. The bus is in the Church carpark from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Every year up to now the Book Bus has been most popular. The service is free, so bring the girls and boys along to avail of this fine service.

GAA Update

The C.J. Kickhams adult teams have had a fairly good week recently. On Wednesday evening our Intermediate footballers beat Carrick Swan by 1-10 to 1-07 to record their 3rd win in the championship. This win means that a draw with our final opponents Grangemockler will be enough to see us into the semi-final as group winners or runners up. In Junior hurling B, after a first day loss to Moyle Rovers, we improved on Friday night to defeat St. Marys 0-14 to 1-08 and so revive our championship hopes. However, at U14A level, our lads have been finding the going hard and another defeat the weekend didn’t help.

Credit Union Changes

Some major changes in the opening hours of Mullinahone Credit Union are due to come into force this week. The local Credit Union will now be opening for business on Thursdays from 3.30pm to 7pm and also on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. The local office will not be open on Fridays.

Hickey’s Shop

For the best part of two generations Hickey’s shop across from the Church has been one of the landmarks of our village. Alas, the shop has recently closed to the disappointment of many. The following message comes from Eddie and Frances.  “It is with great sadness and regret that Eddie and Frances have to announce the closure of their business in Kickham Street.

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all the great support from all our loyal customers. We will greatly miss all the good friends that we met and we will also miss the chats, craic and laughter that we enjoyed over the years. We will cherish these wonderful memories. Again, many thanks for your support and friendship over the years.”

Rose’s Hair Studio

Rose’s Hair Studio will be closed from Tuesday 7th July and will resume as normal on Thursday 16th July. My apologies for the short notice and I regret very much any inconvenience caused.


Training will be given in the use of the above on Friday 10th July in Mullinahone Community Centre at 7pm. Training is free of charge. Please contact Breda on 087-7422614 to book a training place.


Trocaire’s door to door fundraisers will be in the local area for a few days in July/August. The fundraisers will be clearly identifiable wearing a blue branded Trocaire jacket and carrying photo ID.

Mullinahone Summer Camp

Mullinahone Summer Camp will take place between the 13th and 17th July. Forms are available in Lonergans Gala shop or by E-Mail from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Contact Paul Curran on 087-7673758 for further details.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 29th June 2015. he numbers drawn were 5,18, 20 and 27. There were no jackpot winners, but we had five Match 3 winners who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Doireann Cody, Daniel O’Connell, Margaret Brennan, Declan Croke and Catriona Treacy. Next week’s jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 10:08

Mullinahone News June 29th

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GAA Briefs

Our Juvenile hurlers who started the championship so well were brought back down to earth with a couple of results during the week. On Thursday, our U14’s travelled to Carrick and suffered heavily at the hands of Swan. On Sunday in Mullinahone, our U12’s were surprised and went down to Kilsheelan by 4-09 to 2-05.

C.J. Kickhams Club had an enjoyable club night and quiz in T.J. Macs on Friday night last. The night also involved the sale of local GAA memorabilia and was organised by Johnny Kennedy.

Another fine poem from the pen of Joe Tobin. This time it is a tribute to the late Jimmy Doyle.

In senior hurling, the South Tipp semi-final, Killenaule v Mullinahone was postponed until after the Munster SH final v Waterford. The Ballingarry v Swan game went ahead with victory going to a much improved Ballingarry team who now await the losers of the Killenaule and Mullinahone game in the second semi-final.

Thai Boxing

Four local girls and boys took part in the Irish Thai Boxing Championships on June 20th in Dublin. Hannah O’Connell was first up and won her division to become Irish Champion. Sasha Hehir was next in action in the 45 kg final, but lost on points after a close contest.  Bonnie Hehir at 33kg won out her division. Last in action was Che Delaney Scott, who fought twice on the day and became Irish Champion at 37kg for the second year running. We hope to be able to record many more successes in the future.

Parish Newsletter

The months Mind Mass of John Vaughan, The Grove will take place on Saturday night next 4th July at 8pm. Anniversary Masses Saturday 4th July at 8pm Paty and Mamie McCormack, Killaghy, Sunday 5th July at 9.30am William and Mary Brigid Tobin, Ballydavid, Sunday 5th July at 11.30am Mary and Willie Kenny, Ballydonnell. We congratulate Conor O’Brien, Ballylanigan and Amy Marnell, Cuffesgrange who were married recently.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Monday 22nd June. The numbers drawn were 5,12,15 and 27. There was no jackpot winner, but we had three Match 3 winners. Congratulations to Jamie Moran, Mary Guiry and Teresa Lawlor who shared €150. The jackpot next week could be worth €12,700.

Community Hall Daw

The 2 most recent community hall draws resulted as follows:

Draw A. €150 Francis Hickey, €70 Mairead O’Halloran, €25 Louise Croke P.O., €25 Helen Keating/Gale, €20 Sean O’Dwyer.

Draw B. €150 Nicholas Brett, €70. Sarah Holland, €25 Martin and Betty Reilly, €25 Lawrence Phelan, €20 Bridget Duggan.


Training will be given on Friday 12th July in the Community Centre at 7pm. This training is free of charge. Please contact Breda on 087-7422614 to book a place.


Trocaire’s door to door fundraisers will be in this area for a few days in July/August. The fundraisers will be clearly identifiable wearing a blue banded Trocaire jacket and carrying photo idea.

Credit Union

All is almost in readiness for the changeover of Credit Union hours of business on Thursday July 9th. The new opening hours on Saturday mornings are expected to be very popular. From now on, credit union business may be transacted in Mullinahone, Fethard or Clonmel.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 10:03

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