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Mullinahone News September 21st

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Mullinahone Take 7th Title

Well done to our intermediate footballers and their mentors on winning the 2015 South Tipp Intermediate Football Final on Sat. last. The game was played in Davin Park, Carrick on Suir and we beat Clonmel Óg by 2-08 to 0-08. We now progress to the county quarter final in which we play Cashel in New Inn on this Wednesday night 23rd September at 7.30pm.

This game will be played under lights. We won the first South Tipp Intermediate football championship played in 1965. Our next win came in 1989 and we have won five more titles since then. Our team which won the final on Saturday deserve great credit for standing up when things seemed to have been going against them.

Blow number one came when Eoin Kelly was unable to play and the second major blow came sixteen minutes into the game when Sean Curran was injured and had to go off. Our victory owes much to our dual veterans who have served us well over the years. Among them were Kyran Vaughan, Niall Curran, Paul Curran, Alan Curran and Paul Kelly.

These were joined by some promising young guns, Michael Cody, Enda Keane, Colin Shelly, Micheál Dunne and Graham Horan. The two groups were linked by such as Michael Lonergan, Kevin Walzer, Luke Mullally and Jack Shelly who have been around for a while. Saturday, also saw the return to our colours of our 2011 winning football captain, James Connolly. Our football record since 1989, six south titles, is rather good, but could be even better if the example of our veterans and our mentors were better followed.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses next weekend – Saturday 26th September at 8pm Mary Dunphy, Kickham Place. Sunday 27th September at 11.30 am Jack and Josie Sheehan, Ballydavid.

The National Eucharistic Congress 2015 will take place in Knock Shrine on Saturday and Sunday next. First Holy Communion 2016 will take place in Mullinahone on the third Saturday in May (May 21st).

The Autumn collection for the priests of the Archdiocese is being taken up at this time. Please contribute as generously as you can.

Condolences to Kathleen Gahan and the extended Gahan family on the recent death of Peggy Gahan, nee Maher, late of Kickham Place and Killaghy. May she rest in peace in Isertkieran.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 14th September. The numbers drawn were 1,13, 26 and 29. There was no jackpot winner, but Thos. Lonergan won the Match 3 prize of €150. Well done Thos. Next draw will be on Monday next 28th September when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Mullinahone FC

The local soccer team have started the season in great fashion, having only lost one of their first four competitive games. However, a huge challenge is coming up. Next weekend the team travel to Clonmel to play Redmonstown in the FAI junior cup. The following weekend Cahir Park come to Mullinahone in the Munster junior cup. Both are first division sides, so the next two weeks will be very testing for the local squad.

Community Alert

Open Day Thurles Garda Station on Saturday 26th September from 2pm to 5pm. Free and good information to be obtained.

Underage GAA

Hard luck to our 16 hurlers who lost to Cahir by an injury time goal in the South semi-final 3-10 to 1-13. Cahir went on to win the final rather easily. With the under 12’s , 14’s and 16’s now finished for the year and the 6’s, 8’s and 10’s finishing in the next week nor two, our thanks to all players and mentors for all your effort and time given in 2015. This is greatly appreciated.

The AGM will be fixed for early November to start planning for next year. New players, mentors etc. are always welcome to come and get involved. Our juvenile club is producing a juvenile GAA calendar for 2016.  If you are interested in advertising on this local calendar, please contact Victor Direen or Sean O’Meara.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 11:30

Mullinahone News September 14th

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Community Council AGM

The AGM of Mullinahone Community Council will be held in the Community hall on Tuesday next, 22nd September at 8pm. As always, this meeting is open to all members of our community and a big attendance is needed on the night. The main topic for discussion will be the future of our community hall and this is your opportunity to have your say.

Our hall needs to be updated as there are problems with the roof, electrics etc. We must ask ourselves what our requirements are. Do we want to cater for our senior citizens, bridge club and other groups presently using the hall? Do we want to expand to cater for other activities such as drama, dancing, music, yoga, cookery demonstrations, computer classes etc.? Without your support, the hall is in danger of closure which could also impact on the playschool which is attached to the community hall. The hall needs your support.

Schoolboys Soccer

Soccer training will commence for Under 8, 9 and 10 year olds on Saturday 19th September at 10am. The club enjoyed great success at underage level last year and lads can’t wait to lace up their boots again. Shane Long was the first Tipperary man to play for Ireland and so it won’t be long before Mullinahone boys don the green jersey at the Aviva Stadium. All are welcome to attend and to enjoy learning the skills of the game in a fun-filled non competitive environment. The Soccer club has undergone major transformation in recent months both on and off the field.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place om Monday 7th September. The winning numbers drawn were 5, 11, 14 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and 3 Match 3 winners shared the prize of €150. Congrats to Keith Collins, Niall Kennedy and Kim Barron. The next draw will be on Monday next 21st September when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses next weekend, Saturday 19th September at 8pm. Mary and Ned O’Brien, Ballydavid, Michael and Mary Denny, Modeshill. Sunday 20th September at 9.30am Danny and Eileen Croke, Jamestown.  11.30am John Costello, Poulacopple.

The National Eucharistic Congress takes place in Knock Shrine on 26th/27th September. First Holy Communion 2016 will take place in Mullinahone on 21st May (3rd Saturday in May).

Lime In Water

The leaks in our village in the local water supply seemed to have been repaired, but what about the lime in our supply. We are told that this lime comes from a local borehole which is used as a temporary measure. Now readers will know that “income tax” was brought in, also, as a temporary measure in the early 1800’s.

Out of Hurling

Our senior hurlers made their exit from the County championship in Cashel on Sunday evening against championship favourites, Thurles Sarsfields. In the end, the score was 3-25 to 2-18, but many supporters were pleased with the fightback that the Kickhams made in the second half when the score against them at half-time was 3-16 to 0-08. It has been a difficult year for our hurlers and to qualify for the last 14 in the county and the South final wasn’t too bad.

We were the last team standing in the county championship from the south, as Killenaule exited the championship to Portroe some hours before us. Now, it is hoped that all will rally to the Intermediate football ranks in the South final against Clonmel Og in Carrick on Saturday next. The team which lined out on Sunday evening was A. Walsh, G. Cronin, P. Curran, K. Walzer, N. Curran, E. Fennelly, L. Mullally, K. Bolger, A. Curran, J. Shelly, E. Kelly, S. Curran, G. Horan, E. Keane and M. Dunne.

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation would like to thank all those who subscribed to their collection, or who helped out last weekend. The sum of €636 was raised.

Junior Soccer

Tony Watters was the hero when he came off the bench to score for Mullinahone against Cullen Lattin at the weekend. There were only three minutes left to play when Tony  got on the end of a cross to power home a  header which earned the away side a deserved share of the spoils.

Mullinahone dominated the game for long periods and could have been three goals up in the first half. They were 1-0 down at the break and came out for the second half determined to get back in the game. Aidan Mc Grath came on at half time and had an immediate impact. Sean Bermingham came close to scoring and brought a fine save from the Cullen goalie. Moments later his rasping shot came off the bar. Shane O Connell was unlucky not to find the net when his shot hit the post.

The game seemed destined for a home win when Cullen scored in one of their few attacks. The Mullinahone backs were to the wall at this stage but to their credit they never gave up trying and piled on the pressure in an attempt to equalise. Tony Watters earned them a deserved draw and Mullinahones first point of the season.

Juvenile GAA

Hard luck to u16 hurlers losing to an injury time goal in the South Semi final against Cahir 3.10 to 1.13 With the Under 12s, 14s and 16s now finished for the year, and the 6s, 8s and 10s finishing in the next week or two, thanks to all Players and mentors for all your effort and time given in 2015. Your time is greatly appreciated.

AGM will be scheduled for early November to start planning for next year already. New players, mentors are always welcome to come and get involved.

The Juvenile Club is producing a Juvenile GAA Calendar in 2016 If you are interested in advertising on this Local Calendar please contact Victor Direen or Sean O'Meara



Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 11:26

Mullinahone News September 7th

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Heart Foundation Collection

The Heart Foundation will hold a Church gate collection before all Masses in Mullinahone this coming weekend. Mass times Saturday 8pm, Sunday 9.30am and 11.30am. Your support would be appreciated.

Community Centre

Concern is being felt in some quarters regarding the future of our Community Centre. The Centre is being managed by Mullinahone Community Council. Local Solas worker, Tony Wall is doing a fine job of keeping the centre in first class trim, but turnout at Community Council meetings has been rather poor with little more than the officers present.

All local groups with a parish interest should be attending community meetings as the future of our Hall is important to all, especially such as the local playschool, bridge club, retired people’s club etc. It is planned to hold a wake-up meeting of the council in the very near future. Please make plans to attend.


Our local soccer club which has being going so well in the Shield hit a pothole on Sunday last when they lost 1-0 to a good Burncourt side in their first league game of the season. This game was played before a good crowd in Mullinahone. Despite the result, it wasn’t all bad news for Mullinahone, as team captain, Jamie McGrath, who had been out through injury made a welcome return.

The Lazlett brothers and James Hindley threatened, but found the Burncourt goalie in superb form. Kevin Walzer came on for the second half for his first game, and he will be a decided addition. Though Burncourt left Mullinahone with the three points, the home side have a lot to look forward to, following a wholehearted display.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses Saturday 12th September at 8pm James and Statia Maher, Newlands, Sunday 13th September at 11.30am John Skehan, Kickham Street (lst Anniversary). The National Eucharistic Congress 2015 will take place at Knock Shrine on 26th and 27th September. It is hoped that the parish will be represented.

Hair Studio

Rose’s Hair Studio will have a slight disruption in working hours for the next 4 to 5 weeks. Rose can be contacted on her mobile (number on salon window). She appreciates your continued patience and understanding and regrets any inconvenience caused.

Missing Key

Would the person who collected the key to the Community Centre from Wilsons, please return same as soon as possible.

Street Repairs

The long promised works on the footpaths at Kickham Street are due to commence in the next week. This welcome news comes from Eddie O’Meara MCC.


Some water leaks in the area have been repaired, but lime in some of the local water supply is still a major problem.


Our senior hurlers face a huge task in the County championship in Cashel at 6pm on Sunday next when they play Thurles Sarsfields. While they will be outsiders and up against it, supporters are still looking forward to a determined display from all our lads. In Intermediate football, our South final opponents are still not known.

Clonmel Óg and Grangemockler drew their semi-final replay over the weekend and must meet again. Whoever comes through, they will be well prepared and sharpened to take on Mullinahone in the final.  We have been warned.


Mullinahone News August 31st

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Great Success

The Annual Festival of Hurling which took place on Saturday was again a wonderful success. Thanks from the organisers to all who helped out. While the “Big Winners” were from up North, the local U-12’s were “Winners” too getting to the “A” final.

The festival was attended by the Uachtarán of C.L.G Aodhán O Fearghail who was thrilled with his trip to Mullinahone. He was only one of the more the 1,000 visitors who came to our village over the weekend. The weather was grand, as usual except for one heavy shower which fell about half way through the day.

Special thanks to the local soccer club whose pitch changed codes for the day, but without it the festival could not have taken place.

Parish News

The Annual” Festival of Hurling” Mass was a huge success with St. Michael’s Church packed to capacity and ever so colourful. For all his hard work and support of the festival over the last decade, Fr. McGrath P.P. was presented with a chalice on behalf of the Festival Committee.

Congratulations to Brian Egan, Bawnavrona on his recent wedding to Eimear Gahan of Fethard.

A key on a keyring with a lovely baby photo was found recently in Killaghy cemetery. Call to the sacristy.

Don’t forget the one day pilgrimage to Lough Derg on 12th September. Bus from Killenaule at 11am on Friday 11th September. Contact Mary Hennessy on 062-71243.

A Great Win

This week we congratulate our footballers on their narrow win in the South Tipp Intermediate football semi-final. They defeated Fethard by 2-11 to 1-11 in a nail biting game. This was a game that we should have won easier, but the loyal supporters were put through the wringer before the final whistle.

It should not be forgotten that this was only Mullinahone’s second win over Fethard in adult football in nearly 70 years. The last win came in 2001 when Eoin Kelly, Paul Curran and Paul Kelly of the present team played. Back in history, in 1994, Eoin Kelly who had one of his best football games in years on Saturday night, was the sole survivor of the 1994 County U12 double team in action.

Pride of place, however, must go to the ageless warrior Kyran Vaughan who has represented our club as a senior player since 1992 (23 years ago). Ky’s loyalty to the club sets a great example to al other players which should be copied. Well done to our mentors on getting the team to the final where they will meet the winners of the Grangemockler v Clonmel Óg replay.

The following fifteen lined out on Saturday night:  Michael Lonergan, Kyran Vaughan, Alan Walsh, Michael Cody, Graham Horan, Niall Curran, Kevin Walzer, Paul Curran, Alan Curran, Sean Curran, Eoin Kelly, Jack Shelly, Paul Kelly, Gary Cronin and Micheál Dunne.

Local Lotto Draw

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 24th August. The numbers drawn were 1,6,9 and 24. We had no jackpot winner, but seven winners shared the Match 3 prize of €175. Congratulations to Margo Dalton, Breda Lyons, Cathy Cummins, Davy O’Meara, Thomas Morrissey, Dave and Eimear  O’Duffy and G. Whelan.  Next draw will be on Monday 7th September when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Good Start Continues

Our local soccer 11 had their second win on Sunday. They defeated Killusty 4 – 3 away to reach the semi-final of the Shield. Mullinahone AFC got off to a great start with goals from Wayne Lazlett, Sean Bermingham and Eamon Brett. It was 3 – 0 at half time and Michael Cooper made it 4 – 0 early in the second half.

Killusty who have a proud record in Tipp soccer were bound to hit back and did so, but Mullinahone held out for a 4 – 3 win for the second week in a row. The Mullinahone defence missed the two injured stalwarts Enda McEnery and Jamie McGrath. There were debuts on Sunday for Dan Laight, David Maher and Frankie Clinton. Welcome back, also, to Kevin Walzer.

The soccer pitch changed code over the weekend providing a home to hundreds of hurlers in the annual GAA festival of hurling which was again a wonderful success. Well done to all in the GAA for making such a fine contribution to the local economy.In soccer, we wish the local eleven and their mentors George Hindley, Ian Gahan and David Cooper success in the upcoming Shield semi-final.


Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 11:10

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