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Mullinahone News November 10th

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Mixed Weekend Results

The weekend brought mixed results for the local GAA club.  Our local U21 hurlers were first in the field on Sat. when they lined out against Kilsheelan. This game was re-arranged at a late stage for Mullinahone having been transferred from Cloneen. The transfer didn’t seem to help us and we lost out. We now face a make or break clash with Ballingarry in this championship, probably the coming weekend. Our intermediate footballers travelled to Ardfinnan on Sunday and surprised a lot of people with a good win over Ballylooby. This win ended a good week or eight days for our footballers.

We began with a very narrow win over Ballylooby.  We were then to play Clonmel Commercials in a playoff game during the week under lights in Newcastle, but they conceded and we were through to a quarter final. This brought us to last Sunday’s game in Ardfinnan again against Ballylooby. At half time the outlook was grim, but trainer Franny Kelly rang the changes and a greatly improved display in the second half saw us have a good win. We are now in the semi-final against Fr. Sheehys who defeated us narrowly in Killenaule earlier in the championship. Our minor hurlers are also still in the championship and should be out, maybe this coming weekend. While the county minor championship is over, the South Tipp minor title is still to be played for.

Community Council

The Community Council third monthly draw took place at the Community meeting on Tuesday night last, 4th November. The council itself is to proceed with presentations to former long-time officers Sheila Foley and Mick Larkin after Mass  on Saturday night 29th November.  The draw winners were €150 Margaret White, Clonlahy, €70 Caroline Murphy, Blackthorn Walk, €25 Ann O’Brien, Callan Rd., €25 The McGowan Family, Kilvemnon, €20 Ann Hyland, Mulinoly. Community Council Officers are Chairman Eddie O’Meara,Secretary Mary Guiry and Treasurer, Helen Costelloe

Parish Newsletter

November Cemetery Prayers took place in the Church Cemetery and in Killaghy Cemetery on Sunday afternoon last.  Good numbers attended.  On the coming Sunday afternoon prayers will take place in Kilvemnon Cemetery at 2.30pm, Isertkieran Cemetery at 3pm and in Modeshill Cemetery at 3.30pm.

Anniversary masses this weekend Saturday 15th November at 8pm Mary and Tommy Bradshaw, Ballycullen, their son Billy Bradshaw and their son-in-law Willie Moran. Sunday 16th November at 9.30am Christopher Reilly, Clonagoose.  Sunday 16th November at 11.30am Eileen and Walter Scott, Kyleaglanna. The Months Mind Mass of Neville Brett will take place on Saturday night next, 15th November at 8pm.

Sympathy to Mary Brett, Ballydavid on the recent death of her sister, Margaret Sutton in Co. Wexford.  Sympathy also to Kathleen Kehoe, Kilvemnon and to Ciara Kehoe, Kilvemnon on the recent deaths in both their families.  May they all rest in peace.  Prerparations in St. Michael’s Church for First Communion 2015 will begin at Masses next weekend.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 4th November. The numbers drawn were 4,8,9 and 23.  We had no jackpot winner, but 6 people shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Josie Duggan, G. Whelan, T.J. Mac, Katie/Nonie, Bridget Egan, Statia Quirke. Next draw will be on November 17th when the jackpot could be worth €8,350.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:15

Mullinahone News November 3rd

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Minor Hurlers Battle Through

Back in the Summer which now seems ages ago, our minor hurlers took on St. Patricks Gaels in the championship.Our lads did well that evening and were well in front when the game came to an end through no fault of ours.  In the end, it was decided that the game would have to be replayed which seemed very unfair on our lads. Although Ballingarry were nominated to represent South Tipp in the county championship, the south championship remained to be played. On Saturday last the game against St. Patricks/Fethard was again played. This time the Gaels were able to field a much stronger team than in the Summer.

At half time on Saturday the whole championship set up seemed even more unfair as our lads were led by 2-04 to 0-02 in terrible weather conditions. As stated, the Gaels team had been much strengthened since the first evening and this seemed to be telling, but the Kickhams fought back in the second half. With a number of the team showing very good hurling skill against the stronger Gaels, it was the determination and spirit of the Kickhams which allowed them to win the second half 1-07 to 0-01 and victory by 1-09 to 2-05. They even survived a final free to the Gaels, from which the Gaels had to go for a goal to keep their hopes alive. Kickhams now advance as the Gaels go out and hopefully, team spirit will see them reach the final and maybe even win the title.

Parish Newsletter

Last weekend in our parish involved Halloween and the feasts of All Saints and of All Souls. November cemetery prayers will be said in the Church cemetery on Sunday next, 9th November at 3pm, followed by prayers in Killaghy cemetery at 3.30pm. Prayers will be said on the following Sunday afternoon 16th November at 2.30pm in Kilvemnon, at 3pm in Isertkieran and concluding with 4pm prayers in Modeshill Cemetery. Confirmation 2015 will take place in Mullinahone on 26th March 2015 while First Holy Communion takes place on Saturday 16th May. Preparations are already on hand. Anniversary Masses next weekend Sat. 8th November at 8pm Anna Barrett, Compsey, Sunday 9th November at 11.30am Eileen and Tom Lonergan, Kylefreaghane. May they all rest in peace.This Thursday. 6th November is the feast of all the Saints in Ireland. A good day to join in the Adoration in St. Michael’s Church.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 28th October. The numbers drawn were 14,15,17and 27. There was no jackpot winner, nor was there a March 3 winner, but 5 Lucky Dips were drawn who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to “the Dippers” Patsy Davis, Ciara Coady, Marie Maher, JEC, and Deirdre Mullan. Next draw will be on Monday 10th November, when the jackpot could be worth €8,200.

Gun Club

Mullinahone Gun Club would like to thank landowners for use of their lands during the shooting season. All local members are insured by NARGC Compensation Fund and the Personal Accident Scheme. Each member is asked to have his/her NARGC membership card with them while out shooting and be able to produce it to land owners  if requested. Safe shooting to all.

Intermediate Footballers Win

In the second game played in Ned Hall Park on Saturday afternoon in dreadful weather, Mullinahone surprised many by reigniting their championship hopes with a one point win over Ballylooby. Further progress now depends on a midweek fixture against Clonmel Commercials. A win against Commercials would definitely see Mullinahone through to a semi-final place. The fifteen who lined out in dreadful conditions deserve everyone’s thanks. The team was Michael Lonergan, Kyran Vaughan, Martin Costello, Niall Mullally, Luke Mullally, Niall Curran, David Walzer, Paul Curran, Kevin Walzer, Cathal Horan, Alan Curran, Sean Walzer, Graham Horan, Joe O’Meara and Richie Neary. A quick count shows that 6 of the 15 began the recent senior hurling semi-final against Loughmore. An interesting stat is that 4 families contributed 10 players to Saturday’s team. The 4 families were, the Currans (3) Walzers (3) Mullallys (2) and Horans(2)

Be Safe, Be Seen

Winter has definitely arrived and anybody walking the roads for any reason should be wearing a high visibility jacket. “ Be safe, be seen” is the message for everyone. Walkers may not realise that unless they wear such a jacket, they may not be seen, even by careful motorists.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:12

Mullinahone News October 27th

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Hurlers go Down

Sunday last in Semple Stadium was a very bad day for our local hurling supporters, as our senior hurlers went down to Loughmore by 3.22 to 0.14, a margin of 17 points. Early in the season when the team played badly to lose to Ballina in the county championship, supporters were fearful of what the rest of the season might bring. However, as the season progressed,so didMullinahone in the South Championship, even if their wins over Ballingarry and Swan didn’t inspire great confidence.  However, the wins over Killenaule and the return of some of our players from their summer in the USA raised hopes. The win last week over Kildangan which was almost let slip away revived early season hopes, but little could have prepared supporters for Sunday’s very poor display in the semi-final. Loughmore didn’t play terrible well against us and were rather wastful in their shooting as we were, but for all of that, they proved much better than us.

For a side that so much was put into during the year, the return was rather small.  Of course, there were some honourable exceptions during the year of players trying very hard, but too many appeared to coast along on the side willing to be described as senior hurlers, but not willing to prove it on the field. The amount of attention devoted to senior hurling only would seem to be upsetting to many both at the football side of the club and also to those involved at minor and under 21 level.  A revision of priorities would seem to be called for.

Gun Club

Mullinahone Gun Club would like to thank landowners for use of their lands during the coming season. Members of the local club are insured by NARGC Compensation Fund and the Personal Accident Scheme. All members are asked to have their NARGC membership card with them while out shooting and be able to produce it to landowners if requested. Safe shooting to all.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 20th October. The numbers drawn were 6,19,22 and 27. There was no jackpot winner, but we had one Match 3 winner. Congratulations to Dick Maher who won €150. The jackpot next week could be worth €8,050. If you would like to win, do be in.

Community Centre

A public meeting will be held in the Knocknagow Community Centre on next Tuesday 4th November at 8pm. This is an opportunity for all to keep up to date with community issues. All are very welcome to the meeting. Thanks to all who supported the Community Centre draw and thanks to all those who worked hard selling tickets calling door to door. Thanks also to the businesses wo facilitated the sale of monthly draw tickets. You can now keep up to date with all events and news re. Mullinahone Community Centre on Facebook. Please like it and share it.

Parish Newsletter

A word from the wise in this weeks Parish Newsletter “Mothers don’t give up easily”.  Masses next weekend will be on Friday night 31st October at 8pm eve of Holyday.  Saturday 1st November, Feast of All Saints, Masses 9.30am and 11.30am.Sunday 2nd November, feast of All souls, Masses 9.30am and 11.30am. Confirmation 2015 will be in St. Michael’s Church on Thursday 26th March while First Communion 2015 will be on Saturday 16th May. Preparations are already on hand.

The death has taken place in England of Paggy Walsh-Heaphy formerly Ballyduggan. Sympathy to the members of the Walsh family. Sympathy also to the McGrath family, Ballydonnell on the death of their aunt, Josie Dolan in England. Anniversary Masses next weekend Dick and Kitty Neary, Modeshill, Josie Cody, Clonagoose, Kay and Ted Dunne Killaghy. Please consult Parish Newsletter re. times. May they rest in peace.

Grand Reunion

A Grand Reunion involving the local county winning under 21 teams of 1988, the county junior hurling team and under 21 hurling team of 1989 and All Ireland 7s winning hurling team of 1990 will take place on this Sat. night Nov.1st in The Park Hotel Clonmel. Cost is only E25 and this includes a meal. Dancing will be to the strains of Limelite followed by D J Komar. For tickets contact Dick Egan, Albert Curran,Eddie McCarthy, John Croke, Rita Curran or Jackie Bolger at 086 8341843. A great chance to come along and revive memories of those wonderful days.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:07

Mullinahone Notes October 20th

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Mullinahone will Face Loughmore

C.J.Kickham’s are through to their 7th county senior hurling semifinal. In it they will face Loughmore in Semple Stadium on Sunday next in a double bill. On Saturday last after extra time, again in Semple Stadium, they defeated Kildangan from the North division 3-17 to 3-16 to qualify for the semi-final. Previously, Mullinahone have reached the semi-finals in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2011 and now in 2014.

In 2004, we didn’t have to win a quarter final as we had received a bye because we were divisional champions  and we had also won a section of that year’s county league. In the league section of this year’s championship supporters in general were disappointed when the Kickhams went down to Ballina in a game we should have won. Our only hope from then on was to win the divisional championship. his we did though we were regarded as outsiders in the divisional semi-final against Swan and in the final against Killenaule. We were disgusted when we were drawn to play Killenaule the following week in the last 16, but again we surprised nearly everybody. In the county quarter final on Saturday, we started well and after 48 minutes we led 1-13 to 0-08 having missed an amount of scores in the third quarter. Yet, seven minutes later Kildangan had drawn level.

A minute from the end they had pulled two points clear, but in the three minutes of added time, we drew level to send the game to extra time. Kildangan now made all the running and with seven minutes left they goaled to go five points clear. Mullinahone goaled to give themselves hope and with three minutes left they were awarded a penalty. One could see Eoin Kelly eye up goalie Darragh Egan and then he slammed the ball into the net away from Egan to give us an unlikely victory.

Eoin may have been the scoring hero, and he hurled well in the added time to keep us in touch.  However, the real drive came from Paul Curran in defence as he brought out ball after ball as the game was slipping away. Others too stepped up their games as well, but it was the two old heroes who led the team to the semi-final.  We won’t be the favourites next weekend, but perhaps, we can pull off another surprise win. Hopefully, a large crowd of supporters will turn up in Semple Stadium to urge on the team. Among the semi-finalists we are the only divisional champions.

Local Lotto Draw

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday last October 13th.The numbers drawn were 6,13, 29 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, but we did have 2 Match 3 winners. Congrats to Ann Walpoole and Nell Cahill who shared €150. Next draw will be on Monday 26th October/Tue. October 27th when the jackpot could be worth €7,600.

Irish Champion

Congratulations to Ché Delaney-Scott who recently won the MUAY THAI Irish championship at U12 level. Ché beat two Dublin boys in the semi-final and final. He received the Irish champion belt and a gold medal. He is in 5th class in St. Michael’s National School. His father Walter is his trainer and he runs the COURAGE Muay Thai Gym in Clonmel.

Mullinahone Community Centre

The Silver Circle monthly draw commenced in September. This draw is the main source of income which maintains our Community Centre. It is very important to have your support. Lines in the draw cost €20 each and for this one takes part in 12 monthly draws. Please support your Community Centre by buying a line in the monthly draw.

Parish Newsletter

All over the world last Sunday was Mission Sunday. Sympathy to Francis Walsh Ballyduggan and to Kathleen Gardiner, Poulacapple and to Statia O’Grady, Mullinoly on the death in the  UK of their sister, Paggy (Walsh) Heaphy. Anniversary Masses next weekend Sat. 25th October at 8pm Nora & Paddy Meehan, Carrick Street, Sun. 26th October at 9.30am Michael and Phyllis Dunne, Ballyduggan, also John Dunne and Dan Maher, Sunday 26th October 11.30am  Dr. Ed. Staunton. May they all rest in peace. The Autumn Priests collection is being taken up at this time. Use the envelope that you received or any envelope with your name on it, will do.

Visiting the Sick

If you have a relative or friend in hospital or a nursing home and you would like them to be visited, please inform Fr. McGrath. Unless the priest knows where the person is, it is extremely difficult for him to make that call.

Twenty Five Year Reunion

In 1988 our GAA Club made history when we won the Co. U21B Football and Hurling double defeating Loughmore in both finals.  More was to follow in 1989 when the county junior hurling and U21A hurling titles were won. A year later in 1990, we won the All-Ireland St. Judes Junior Hurling title 7’s. To celebrate those historic wins and times, a reunion of players and supporters will take place in the Park Hotel, Clonmel on Saturday November 1st. This is a night not to be missed. Tickets at a cost of €25 are available from Jackie Bolger, Dick Egan, Albert Curran, Eddie McCarthy, John Croke and Rita Curran. All groups in our community are welcome to use this night as a gathering for themselves. Please book your tickets early for Saturday night week.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:04

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