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Mullinahone News April 26th

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South Tipp U13 Soccer Champions

Last weekend saw Mullinahone schoolboys crowned South Tipperary U13 champions for the 2014/2015 season with a game to spare. Having played 11 of their 12 games Mullinahone had won nine  and drawn two of these games, so they now have an unassailable lead in the league over their closest challengers, Burncourt/Vee Rovers whom they play in their final game. The team have also qualified for the Cup Final  against St. Kevins. They now have a chance to complete the double. The team is sponsored by Crocanóir. Many of the players were also members of the Mullinahone N.S. team which got to the county schools finals playoff during the week.  The clubs U15 team sponsored by Lonergans Gala have also qualified for their Cup final against Clonmel Celtic. The lads were a goal down with only five minutes to go in the semi-final, but equalised to send the game to extra time which brought no further score. In the penalty shoot out, Mullinahone won by 3-1. We wish both sides well in their finals. The successes of the schoolboys are a good omen for the reformed junior club which hasn’t been active for quite a number of years.

Parish Newsletter

Twenty eight girls and boys made their First Confession in St. Michael’s Church on Friday evening last at a special ceremony. The children will now go ahead to receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 16th May at a Special Mass at 11am. Sympathy to the extended family of Nicholas McGrath, late of Briarsfield whose death has taken place. The Months Mind Mass of William McGrath will take place on Sunday next 3rd May at 9.30am. Anniversary Masses Saturday 2nd May at 8pm. Ned and Nell Ryan, Kickham Street and Michael Gahan, Fethard Street. Sunday 3rd May at 9.30am Months Mind Mass of William McGrath, Sunday 3rd May at 11.30am aniversary Jeffrey and Chris Croke, Newlands and John Croke do. The Spring Priest Collection for the clergy of the archdiocese is being taken up at the present time. A sincere thank you to all parishioners who have already subscribed.

Community Text Alert AGM

The AGM of Mullinahone Text Alert will take place on Wednesday 13th May at 8.30pm in the Community Hall. Please come along and support. All are welcome.

Ten Day Mega Clean-up

The 10 day mega parish clean-up is now in its second week. The first weekend seems to have been more successful than the second. Hopefully, the local authority will get around to disposing of the accumulated rubbish in the GAA carpark as soon as possible.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday last April 20th. The numbers drawn were 4, 26,27and 28. We didn’t have a jackpot winner, but the following shared the Match 3 Prize of €150. Jo Keating, Sarah and Albert, Eddie Dwyer, Gerry O’Meara and Jack McCarthy. Congrats to all. The next draw will take place on Tuesday May 4th when the jackpot could be worth €11,800. To win, you must first be in.

A Welcome Win

After their fine win over Toomevara in their first game, Mullinahone lined out against great rivals, Ballingarry, in their second game in the hurling championship in Clonmel on Sunday evening. The result was a 3-15 to 0-07 win for Mullinahone. Our lads began slowly, but improved as the game went on and were well on top during the second half. Once again, even after their good opening win against Toome, the turnout of local supporters was on the small side. It now looks as if Mullinahone will win out their section and advance in the championship. Their remaining game in the section will be against Boherlahan. Well done to the lads and to their management team. Best of luck to the Tipp U21 footballers who will play Tyrone in Dublin in the All Ireland final on We encourage our supporters to travel.

U12 Football

Our U12 footballers are out of the championship, but will now take part in a Shield competition. The panel who represented us in the championship games was Che Delaney-Scott, Joanne Hickey, Colin Kinnane, Conor O’Brien, Sean O’Dwyer, Josh Rowan, Daniel Vaughan, Dylan Webster, James Cody, Patrick Hayes, Lee McGuire, Eoin O’Dwyer, Jaedan Paget-Trudgill, Jack Sheehan, Luke Vaughan, Diarmuid White and Chloe Gunn. The team mentors are Ray Cody, Eamonn O’Dwyer and Paul White. Best of luck in the Shield.

Ladies Football

Congrats to Marion Gillman and Lorraine O’Shea. Marion representing St. Michael’s NS was selected for the Tipperary girls Primary Game team. Lorraine was chosen at centre field on the Higher Education All-Stars team and received her award at a function in Dublin last weekend. Well done to both. Wishing all the best to Áine Dunne, Aoibhe O’Shea and Nicole Shelly and the Tipp Minor team who play Cork in the Munster A final on Monday 5th May at a home venue. Good luck also to Nicola O’Dwyer and the Tipp U14 team who will play Waterford in the Munster B final on May 7th.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 14:21

Mullinahone News April 20th

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Parish Mega Clean Up

Our Tidy Towns committee organised a 10 day Parish Clean Up which started last weekend. The idea is that people gather a group of their neighbours to clean up their own streets or roadways in their area. The rubbish collected is to be left at a central point from where we hope it will be collected by the local authority both during and after the clean-up. Once again we say, “Many hands make light work” and “ask not what your Tidy Towns is doing for you, but what are you doing for your Tidy Towns”.

GAA News

After a couple of recent good wins, our U12 footballers lost out to St. Pats in their final U12 game and as a result are out of the running. We, of course, would like to know the names of all those who represented us in the U12 football campaign. Our U14 footballers are currently on a good run and on Friday evening last they had a good win over Killenaule in Killenaule. Again we would like to know who our U14 footballers are. At adult level, our senior hurlers are busy preparing for next Sunday’s clash with Ballingarry which takes place in Clonmel. A win over our neighbours would set us up nicely for our final game, but a loss would severely hinder our prospects in the remainder of the county championship. We hardly need reminding that over the years since 1992 Ballingarry have spoiled our chances more often than any other club. We would like to see a much increased number of our supporters turning out for the game in Clonmel. On the county front, we were pleased to see Paul Curran lining out for Tipp’s League semi-final with Waterford, but we were disappointed to see Tipp go down by a point in Kilkenny. The best GAA result of the weekend was Tipps U21 football win over Dublin to qualify for the All-Ireland final against Tyrone. Sadly, we didn’t have anybody in that panel, but we congratulate the Tipp team and especially the two Mahers, Bill and Paul, sons of former Mullinahone and Tipperary footballer, Ollie Maher.

Daffodil Day

The Ladies Club wish to thank everyone who supported their Coffee Morning on Daffodil Day. €810 was raised. Many thanks also to those who purchased Daffodil Silks and Pins in our local shops. €273 was raised. Thanks for your continued support.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday April 13th. The numbers drawn were 1,8,11 and 21. The jackpot was not won, but the Match 3 prize of €200 was shared among Chelsea Mary, Margaret Crowe, Eamon Brett, Aoibhe Mullan, Pauline and Statia, Louise Moher, Carmel O’Meara and Sarah Egan. Next draw will be on Monday next 27th April, when the jackpot could be worth €11,650. If you want to win, do be in.

Community Hall Draw

The 8th Community Hall draw results were as follows:- €150 Kay Doran, €70 Mairead O’Halloran, €25 Kathleen Kehoe, €25 Margaret Hall, €20 Breda Walsh.

First Confession

First Confession ceremony will take place in St. Michael’s Church this coming Friday evening 24th April at 7.30pm. First Holy Communion follows on Saturday 16th May at 11am.

Boxing Club

Mullinahone Boxing Club would like to congratulate Darren Darcy-Crowe, Killaghy Crescent who won an Irish championship medal recently at the tender age of 12.


A 6 week programme will begin in the Community Centre, Mullinahone on this Wednesday, 22nd April from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  €2 per session.   For details, phone Julie at 052-9157992.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 14:16

Mullinahone News Apr.12th

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Underage GAA

U6, U8 and U10: Coaching takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7pm.

U12: After an opening round victory over Ballingarry our U12 footballers have suffered 3 narrow defeats, all by only a single score. The defeats came from Carrick Swan, Kilsheelan/Kilcash and Grangemockler. All four games were played away from home. Early this week we were due to play Fr. Sheehys and on Saturday April 18th we will play St. Pats in Mullinahone at 3pm.

U14: After a narrow first round defeat by a point away to Carrick Swan, the U14 footballers defeated Ballingarry by a point during the week in Mullinahone.  They play away to Killenaule on Thursday 16th April at 7pm.

U16’s: The U16’s went down to narrow defeats in their 2 opening games by a point to Ballingarry and 2 points to Clonmel Óg. Their next game was against Carrick Swan in Carrick early in the week.


Juvenile Membership Officer, Josephine Britton wants to finalise membership this week, so please see Josephine about any outstanding membership.

Sponsored Walk

Thanks to all who helped out on the day of the sponsored walk. Any outstanding sponsorship can be given to your team manager or left in Hickeys Shop.

Local Lotto Jackpot Draw

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday night last 7th April. We didn’t have a jackpot winner, but 3 people shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Joe Tobin, John and Bridie and Daniel Luttrell. The numbers drawn were 3, 23, 26 and 27. Next draw will be on Mon. night next Apr. 20th. When the jackpot could be worth E11,500. Can you feel the excitement growing?

First Confession

First Confession 2015 will take place in St. Michael’s Church on Friday night week 24th April. First Communion will follow on the 3rd Saturday in May, May 16th.

Getting Out The News

More and more people are beginning to see the decline of the spirit of community in rural places. This began, many would say in the days of the Celtic Tiger, when people retired into their little bubbles of their own houses and their own lives. Even the concept of extended family and neighbours didn’t escape. Then the Downturn came and people retrenched strictly into their own lives. Did they lose interest in their communities? At local level today, it seems to be extremely hard for people to get messages out to the community at large. Some say Facebook is the way forward but most parishioners don’t or can’t read Facebook.

Others say the Parish Newsletter is the answer, but how many residents of the parish attend the parish each week. Some organisations have tried to bring out their own newsletters, but this is a major task requiring regular and dedicated effort. The local notes in the local paper have certainly declined in importance and are not read as they once were. The odd text message from Community Text Alert can be helpful, but does it beat the face to face message of two people meeting. Perhaps, of combination of all news outlets is required if you want to get news or details of your function out to the community at large. Certainly the day of the poster in the local gathering place is well and truly over.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 13:15

Tipperary Senior Hurling Mullinahone shock Toomevara

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“Clean Ireland Reclycling” Tipperary Senior Hurling

Mullinahone Shock Toomevara

Mullinahone C J Kickhams 2-27 Toomevara 2-14

Back in 2002 Mullinahone caused a huge surprise when they defeated Toomevara by a point in the Tipperary senior hurling semi-final. Toomevara had been the champions for the previous four years and went on to win the next two titles after 2002. In 2004 they would  have won their 7th title in a row were it not for the Mullinahone Kickhams. Apart from 2006 when a late and lucky Paddy O’Brien goal thwarted the Kickhams, Toome have always held the upper hand. When the two clubs were drawn in the same group in the county championship this year many marked down Toome as hot favourites to overcome the South men and the relatively small crowd in Templetuohy on Sun. evening lent credence to that view. Those who did come along were stunned as the game unfolded. No Eoin Kelly in the Mullinahone lineout and the useful Kevin Walzer also an absentee at the throw in. County man Paul Curran was fit enough to line out but the odds seemed stacked against the Kickhams. Rumours told that Toome were on the wane but again the wisdom was that Mullinahone would do well to escape a heavy beating. The thought seems to have extended as far as Mullinahone as the number of Kickhams supporters seemed small in number and far less vocal than the Toomevara contingent when referee Sean Everard threw in the ball on a lovely April evening made for hurling.

Mullinahone shot the first three points in three minutes per Kevin Bolger, Sean Curran and Micheál Dunne but Franny Devaney calmed Toome nerves with two points in the 4th minute. He seemed likely to give Mullinahone centre back Eoin Fennelly a torrid evening but Fennelly rallied and the centre of he and Paul Curran became a no go area for Toome. Kevin Bolger pointed from midfield. Joey McLoughney replied from a free but Sean Curran pointed in eight minutes.The score now stood at Mullinahone 0-06 Toomevara 0-03 with Mullinahone displaying a nice crisp brand of hurling and no signs of an early collapse. Conor O’Meara and Sean Curran exchanged points.  We had a few flare-ups with a couple of yellow cards but Mullinahone emerged unruffled with the backs very sure in gaining possession.  Sean Curran began to cause huge trouble for Toome from the centre forward position and they  began to foul as the speed of Mullinahone’s hurling started to trouble them.  Jack Shelly at full forward was also coming into the game winning possession and then being fouled.  Sean Curran was striking frees in the manner of the absent, Kelly. He was also scoring from play.  Before the end he was to have built up a personal tally of 0-15, back to his best form of a couple of years ago. A Jack Shelly point put Mullinahone 0-09 to 0-04 ahead. Messing in the Mullinahone defence gifted Toome a point which might have resulted in a goal. A minute later McLoughney pointed and his side appeared to have steadied the ship by the 20th minute.  In the last ten minutes of the first half Toome were blitzed by the South lads who hit them for six points with only one in reply.Sean Curran with some help from his brother Alan and Cathal Horan were the chief architects. Half time arrived with the score Mullinahone C.J. Kickhams 0-15. Toomevara 0-07.

Curran pointed a free in the 3rd minute. Toome brought in David Young to try and curb him.  They hit three points to leave the score after 10 minutes Mullinahone 0-16, Toomevara 0-10. Sensing danger, Mullinahone flashed over four points in five minutes. Toome pointed, but they needed a goal.  It was Mullinahone who got one in 17 minutes with the credit going to Micheál Dunne or Cathal Horan. Toome hit back with a goal of their own straight away, but the harm had been done. A neat bout of passing in 18 minutes resulted in a Donal Cody point. Toome replied, but Micheál Dunne answered with a point in 22 minutes. Graham Horan pointed and the roof fell in for Toome in 24 minutes when a mix up in their goal area saw Mullinahone goal again. Within a minute Toome replied with a goal of their own from Joey McLoughney. Jack Shelly pointed from the puck out.  Jack Delaney pointed for Toome.  Sean Curran replied.  Delaney pointed again, but Curran hit back twice more to hammer the final nails into Toome’s coffin. Final score Mullinahone C.J. Kickhams 2-27 Toomevara 2-14.

The final result left many shaking their heads and posing questions.  Have Toome slipped so far? Are Mullinahone as good as they seemed?  In truth, they played good skilful hurling with the team prepared to contest for the ball.  Their defence was sound with midfield playing well in the first half.  Up front, Sean Curran took the honours, but the younger contingent can also take scores. Toome were out of sorts. Their younger contingent lacked the bite of more recent Toome teams.  No doubt, they will improve, but they paid dearly for a tendency to foul. No doubt, with such a shock start, this group also involving Ballingarry and Boherlahan has more surprises to throw up before the group is settled. It would be silly to write off Toome while Ballingarry were always capable of surprising the Kickhams even in Mullinahone’s best days. Boherlahan could yet be the surprise team in the group, but Mullinahone will be happy with a good start.


Mullinahone C.J. Kickhams: Alan Walsh, Niall Curran, Paul Curran, Keith Mullally, Gary Cronin, Eoin Fennelly, Luke Mullally, Kevin Bolger, Alan Curran, Cathal Horan, Sean Curran, Donal Cody, Micheál Dunne, Jack Shelly, Graham Horan.  Sub. Kevin Walzer.

Toomavara: Aiden Cahill, Liam Ryan, Andrew Ryan, Colin Hall, Conor Delaney, Darren Delaney, Luke Ryan, Conor O’Meara, Paddy Grace, John Delaney, Franny Devaney, Joey McLoughney, Jack Delaney, Benny Dunne, Paul Ryan. Sub. David Young.

Referee: Sean Everard (Moyne-Templetouhy)


Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 13:09

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