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Mullinahone News Apr.6th

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“March Many Weathers”

March locally lived up to its name of many weathers. Sometimes we even had the four seasons in the one day.In the end 64.2mm of rain fell on 15 of the 31 days. So far this year197mm of rain has fallen since Jan.1st.This compares most favourably with the 396mm which fell in the same period last year but look how that turned out later in the summer. I wonder what the April weather will be like. Will it be a case of “April showers bringing forth May flowers”?

Spring Cleaning

Spring is the season we associate with tidying up and cleaning after the ravages of Winter. The major cleanup in Limerick the other daywith 10000 people taking part led by J P McManus and Irish rugby captain Paul O’Connellwas inspiring. Now I wonder could something similar be be organised locally.Of course we all know that prevention is better than cure. Perhaps local residents can keep their eyes open to identify those who are polluting our countryside or streets near them.How about an antipollution campaign using photos?

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last Local Lotto Jackpot draw took place on March 29th.The numbers drawn wer 2,15,19 and 25.We had no Jackpot winner but two winners shared the match 3 prize of E150. Congrats to Eddie Hickey and Seamus Keating. The next  jackpot draw will be on Apr.13th when the Jackpot could be worth E11,350.

Big Win

Mullinahone got off to a great start in the 2015 Tipperary senior hurling championship in Templetuohy on Sun. evening last when they defeated old rivals Toomevara by 13 points. What a pity there wasn't a bigger crowd of local supporters there to enjoy the win.Definitely the hurling played by the locals was the best for some years and must have pleased manager Adrian O’Sullivan and his selectors Johnny Kennedy and Franny Kelly. Mullinahone started without Eoin Kelly and Kevin Walzer though Kevin was able to come in during the 1st half. It was a case of all contributing though one would have to admit surprise at the recent decline in the Toome team. The other two teams in our group are Ballingarry and Boherlahan and they will play next weekend.The Mullinahone side which which lined out on Sun. evening .Alan Walsh, Niall Curran, Paul Curran, Keith Mullally, Gary Cronin, Eoin Fennelly, Luke Mullally ,Kevin Bolger,Cathal Horan, Sean Curran, Donal Cody, Micheál Dunne, Jack Shelly and Graham Horan.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 13:03

Mullinahone News March 30th

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Confirmation Administered

The Sacrament of Confirmation to 51 children from the Primary schools of the parish on Thursday last March 26th. The sacrament was conferred by our new Archbishop Dr. Kieran O’Reilly who made a favorable impression on the people of the parish. No doubt, our own church and it’s beautiful decoration thanks to all, especially the two Roses made a favorable impression also on Dr. O’Reilly. The boys and girls were prepared for Confirmation by their teachers in Mullinahone National School, Mr. Cahill and Mr. Butler, Poulacapple N.S. Mrs. Meagher and Kilvemnon N.S. Mr. Horan. Of course, preparation in each of the schools extended to all the teachers and those who work in the schools. The pupils who made up the Confirmation class of 2014 were Mullinahone N.S. Katelyn Britton, Aaron Denny, Marion Gillman, Kayleigh Haycock, Mollie Hicks, Amy Houlihan, Alex Maher, Kyle McNamara, Breffini O’Riordan, Morgan Scott, Corey Shortt, Jane Thompson, Grace Brown, Shay Delaney Scott, Patrick Hayes, Joanne Hickey, Ellen Morris, Katie O’Brien, Eoin, O’Dwyer, Sean O’Dwyer, Josh Rowan, Clodagh Webster, Dylan Webster, James Cody, Colin Kinane, Megan McInerney, Amiee O’Brien, Michaela Scott and Luke Vaughan.  Poulacapple N.S. Jamie Joy, Roisin Foley, Sophie Byrne, David Fleming, Damien Devine, Tia O’Sullivan, Padhraic Foley, Adam O’Sullivan, Joe Kearney, Ciara Fleming, Eve Gibbs, Matthew Hanrahan, Ciara Treacy and Maya Buijs.  Kilvemnon N.S. Diarmuid White, Jaedon Paget, Kaitlin Gough, Conor O’Brien, Louise Cawley, Emily Lawless Green, Stephen Cronin and Eoghan O’Brien. Congratulations to Fr. McGrath and to everybody else concerned with the Big Day.

Commemoration Mass

Each year on Easter Monday evening a special commemoration Mass is said in the Ignatius Rice Chapel in Callan for all those from the Mullinahone area who died during Troubled Times a century or so ago. This year Mass will begin at 7.30pm on Easter Monday evening and all are invited. Troubled times in Ireland generally refers to the decade or so from 1914 to the end of the Civil War. It embraces World War 1, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. Fortunately, these events in our history are now but memories.

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

A successful Coffee morning took place on Friday morning last, Daffodil Day in the Knocknagow Community Centre. The event in aid of Cancer was organised by the local ladies and was well supported.

Easter Ceremonies

By the time these notes appear, some of the events of Holy Week will already have taken place. On Palm Sunday evening we had our Penitential service in St. Michael’s Church and on Tuesday night we had the Mass of the Sick and Anointing. On this Holy Thursday night we have the Mass of the Lords Supper at 8pm. The Passion of the Lord and Holy Communion takes place on Good Friday at 3pm. While we have Stations of the Cross at 8pm. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. On Holy Saturday night at 8pm, we have the Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection.

Tidy Towns

A special meeting will take place in the Community Hall on Tuesday night April 7th. Please come along and support the Tidy Towns effort.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday March 23rd. The numbers drawn were 20,22,23 and 25. There were 2 winners of the March 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to May Mullally and Deirdre + Maura. The jackpot remained standing. The next draw will be on Tuesday April 7th when the jackpot could be worth €11,200.

Tractor Run

A tractor run in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon will be held on Easter Sunday April 5th.  Starting at the school at 2pm. Refreshments and raffle afterwards in T.J. Macs. All welcome.

Serious Business

The local senior hurlers will play their first match in the 2015 Tipperary Championship on Sunday evening next. So far, the squad have prepared well with challenge and Tipperary Cup games. Injuries are a concern. Please lend the team your support.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 12:56

Mullinahone News March 23rd

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Eoin Is Honoured

Recently retired Tipperary hurler, Eoin Kelly was accorded a civic reception by the members of the Carrick-on-Suir Municipal district of Tipperary Co. Council.  The reception was held in Mullinahone and was chaired by Eddie O’Meara, M.C.C. Ballydonnell, a neighbour of the Kelly family and current Chairman of the Carrick-on-Suir Municipal area.  his reception was only the second ever to be held outside the county buildings and was the first ever accorded by the Carrick-on-Suir Municipal area.

The size of the attendance which flocked to the Mullinahone C.J.Kickhams GAA Centre and the content of the many speeches made at the reception attested to the huge esteem in which hurling legend, Eoin Kelly is held both inside and outside Tipperary. A very nice touch was lent to the proceedings when a copy of the poem “Tribute to Eoin Kelly” composed by local poet, Joe Tobin was left for every person who attended, as a souvenir of an historic occasion.

In the Tipperary Yearbook of 1991, in an article entitled “Four points short of senior status”, the following was written. “Our U12 side had one very bright prospect.  He will still be eligible for minor in the year 2000”. It was a pointer to what was to come. The following year 1991, Eoin won his first Tipperary medal when he captained the U10 Mullinahone team which won the County Community Games football title and reached the Munster Final. Starting in 1997, at the age of 15, Eoin has won 10 South Tipp. senior hurling medals.

Another win would give him 11medals which is the South Tipp record currently held in Carrick-on-Suir In a fine acceptance speech, Eoin thanked his own family and the large crowd who had turned out to support him and the Council who accorded him the honour of a civic reception. Eoins wife, Sarah, was presented with a bouquet of flowers. Eddie O’Meara MCC was an excellent host of the reception and master of ceremonies. All who attended were then provided with refreshments and the curtain came down on yet another great Mullinahone night.


We will welcome our new Archbishop, Kieran O’Reilly to Mullinahone on this Thursday, 26th March to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 50 pupils in our 3 Primary Schools. The ceremony will begin in St. Michael’s Church at 11am. All are welcome.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses next weekend, Saturday 28th March at 8pm Ned and Kitty Gardiner, Poulacapple and their family members, Michael and Kathleen.  Sunday 29th March at 11.30 am Oliver and Bridget Dempsey, Kilcash. Confirmation Ceremony will take place on this Thursday at 11am in St. Michael’s Church. In preparation for Easter, there will be a Penitential Service on Sunday evening next, 29th March at 7pm.

Daffodil Day

Our ladies club will hold a coffee morning in the Community Centre from 10am to 12 noon on Daffodil Day, Friday next, March 29th. The morning will be in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

Bus to Clonmel

Tuesday and Friday. Pick you up at your door at 9.50am. Leaves Clonmel at 1.30pm, Fare €10. Phone to book seat the day before. Ned O’Brien 086-3719144.

Tipperary GAA Draw Winners

Local GAA Club has been rather lucky in some recent Tipperary GAA draws. Biggest winner was Breda Ryan of Kyleaduhir who won a car in the last monthly draw. Congratulations to Breda and also to Tommy O’Sullivan who won a promoters prize.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday March 16th. The numbers drawn were 2,10,11 and 26. We didn’t have a jackpot winner, but 3 winners shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Aidan McGrath, Nicola McInerney and Maura + Áine. Next draw will take place on March 30th when the jackpot could be worth €10,900.  Now wouldn’t that be a lovely Easter Egg. A Good Win

Our senior hurlers were in action on Sunday morning last in the local sports field. After an exciting game, they came from behind to send the game to extra time against Moneygall. The score after 60 minutes was Moneygall 3-10, C.J. Kickhams 1-16. We got on top in extra time and ran out 2-23 to 3-13 winners over the Obamamen. It was a lovely morning and our pitch was in good condition. What a pity more supporters weren’t present to see an improved display. We have now qualified for the semi-final of the Dr. Fogarty Cup.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 13:42

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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 13:37

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