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Mullinahone News October 12th

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Hurlers Advance

Just a week after defeating  favourites Killenaule in the South Tipp Senior Hurling final to win the parishes 12th divisional title, Mullinahone had to face the same opposition in the County Senior hurling championship. This game took place because of a major flaw in the structure of the county championship and the refusal of the County CCC to rectify the error. Many felt that Killenaule would take the gloss off Mullinahone’s South win by knocking them out of the county championship.  However, in Clonmel last Sunday, Mullinahone rose to the challenge and in the end saw off Killenaule by 8 points.  Next weekend they now take on Kildangan from North Tipperary in a bid to reach the County semi-final.  Last Sunday was probably Mullinahone’s best display of the year so far and followers have a right to be hopeful of further progress with our U21 hurlers and Intermediate footballers waiting to become involved in championship action.  Last Sunday’s team was probably as strong as Mullinahone could field.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 6th October. The numbers drawn were 9, 13, 16 and 20. The jackpot wasn’t won, but two  shared the Match 3 prize of €150.  Congrats to Cathal and Oisin Brett and Gerry, Jack and Christine. The next draw will take place on Monday October 20th when the jackpot could be worth €7,750. Be in if you want to win.

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The local community was shocked at the unexpected death at a young age of Neville Brett, Carrick Road. Neville’s funeral drew huge crowds to Mullinahone, both for his reposal and funeral Mass. The crowds who attended proved just how popular Neville who ran a fuel distribution business. Sympathy is extended to his parents, Ned and Teckie and to the extended Brett family and also to Neville’s many friends.

Anniversary Masses

Next weekend, Thursday 16th October at 10am James and Bridget Keating, Ballinacloughy, Saturday 18th October at 8pm Birdie and James Hogan, Ballinacloughy, also Paddy Holden, Carmel Foran and Joe Hogan. Sunday 19th October, 11.30 am the Hyland Brothers, Cappaghnagrane, Dick, Ned, Paddy, John, Jim and his wife Peggy. The Months Mind Mass of John Skehan, Kickham Street will take place on Saturday 18th October at 8pm. May they all rest in peace.

Golden Wedding

We congratulate Jim and Biddy Clarke, Jamestown who having been married in 1964 have now reached their Golden Jubilee.


Confirmation will take place in Mullinahone on Thursday 26th March 2015.

Don’t Forget

Don’t forget Mullinahone’s County and All-Ireland winning teams of 1988, U21B football and hurling, 1989 Junior hurling and U21A hurling and 1990 All-Ireland Junior hurling 7’s. A reunion has been arranged for players and supporters in the Park Hotel, Clonmel on 31st October. Come along to revive old memories and to renew old acquaintances.

Well Done Ladies

Well done to our minor ladies football team. On Saturday afternoon last they opened their championship campaign with a good win over Fethard 7-04 to 2-10 in Mullinahone. Their next outing is expected to be on Sunday morning next.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:59

Mullinahone News October 6th

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Underage GAA

Guess the Score Many thanks to all who sold or supported the Juvenile Guess the score for the All-Ireland replay. The winner of the €100 was Joanne Bolger, Ballyvadlea.

Level 1 Coaching

A level 1 coaching course will take place in late October/early November in Scoil Ruain, Killenaule. This course is being organised by South Tipp GDA, Paudie Malone. Anyone who completed the foundation course can do this course. Names to Victor Direen on 087-1992470. In January, our club will hold another foundation course in Mullinahone as it did last year.

Under 8’s

Our under 8’s finished up for the year with a game at half time in the South Final on Sunday. Thanks to all for a great year and to all the parents for their support.

Under 16's

The U16’s play Carrick Davins in the U16 Hurling Shield quarter final on Sunday 12th October in Mullinahone at 11.30.

Cul Camp Bags We have now got our Cul Camp bags. The delay was outside our club’s control. Bags will be given out at the GAA hall on Friday 10th October between 7pm and 7.30pm.

Club AGM

The Juvenile club AGM will take place on Thursday 20th November at 8.30pm. Anyone interested inn club management (officer positions ) or with motions for AGM should contact chairman, Victor Direen in the coming weeks. More details to follow.

Weather is Changeable

September ended with only 6.5mm of rainfall durinf the entire month making it the driest month of 2014 so far and the driest month locally since August 1995 and the driest September since 1986. This, of course, was the September after Hurricane Charlie had visited in August 1986. Three days after September ended, 30.7mm of rain poured down making it the wettest day of the year so far and also the wettest since 2nd June 2012.

Wonderful Days

It is planned to hold a function at Halloween to remember our county winning teams of 1988 and 1999. Without those teams, we could never have had the success that we have enjoyed since.  We should also remember the mentors of those teams. For those who have forgotten the mentors were 1988 U21F Jerry Brett, Ollie Vaughan and Albert Curran. U21H Seamie O’Connor, Jamsie Kelly and Jackie Bolger. 1989 Junior hurling  Jimsy Kelly, Seamie O’Connor and Dick Egan. U21 Hurling, J. Bolger, John McCormack and Jimsy Kelly.  In 1990, our Junior County champions of 1989 won the first ever St. Judes 7’s All-Ireland championship. The panel was Liam O’Connor, Martin Kennedy, Michael Skehan, Jerry Bolger, John McCormack, Sean Brett, John Leahy, Noel Leahy, Ollie Maher, Brian O’Meara and Albert Curran.

Tidy Villages

In spite of major upheavals in the village during the summer due to water repairs, or marks in the Tidy Towns went up from 268  in 2013 to 271 in 2014.  This is a third year in a row that our marks have increased. With roadworks in the village completed next year should be much better.  More help is needed by the Tidy Towns committee to bring this about. Plans for next year should be made soon.

A Cycle for Seniors

On the morning of the All-Ireland hurling replay, two locals Seanie Foxe and Ky Vaughan cycled the 140km to Dublin to raise funds for the local senior citizens club.  €710 was raised. Well done lads. Ky and Seanie would like to thank everyone for their support and donations.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 29th September. The numbers drawn were 9,15,17 and 19. There was no jackpot winner, but we did have one match 3 winner. Congrats to Carole and Jamie who won €150. Next draw will be on Monday 13th October when the jackpot could be worth €7,600. If you want to win, do be in.

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Sympathy to the extended family of Christy Vaughan, Callan whose death took place last week.

Anniversary Masses

Saturday 11th October at 8pm Months Mind Mass Angela Holden, Cappnagrane, Saturday 18th October at 8pm Month Mind of John Skehan, Kickham St., Saturday 11th October at 8pm Anniversary Mary Dunphy, Kickham Place, Sunday 12th October, at 11.30am Anniversary Brian O’Brien, Ballylanigan. May they all rest in peace.

The Priests Autumn Collection is being taken up at this time. There is a special envelope in your weekly box, or any envelope will do.

12th South Tipp SH Title

Well done to our senior hurlers.  In Conmel on Sunday, they overcame hot favourites Killenaule to win the South Tipp SH title for the 12th time since the club first played senior hurling in 1992. The final score was 2.11 to 2.08, but with little more than 5 minutes left, we seemed to be comfortably in front, but 2 quick Killenaule goals gave us a late scare.  Well done to the lads who now advance into the county championship as South Tipp winners. They will be out again next weekend or the week after. Our juniors went down in the final to Killenaule, but reaching the final was a good achievement especially  by some of the young players, some of whom might be on the verge of stepping up to senior status. Well done to managers Seanie Foxe and Willie Coogan and to the panel who played. The lineout was as follows: Alan Walsh, Kevin Walzer, Paul Curran, Philip O’Shea, Niall Curran, Eoin Fennelly, Alan Curran, Gary Cronin, Kevin Bolger, Jack Shelly, Sean Curran, Luke Mullally, Eoin Kelly, Micheal Dunne and Cathal Horan. Subs used:  Donal Cody and Niall Cronin.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:56

Mullinahone News September 29th

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Sad Weekend for Tipp in Croke Park

The replay of the All-Ireland Hurling final was generally a sad occasion for Tipperary supporters.  However, for 2 locals, it was a day to remember. The two, Eoghan O’Brien of Ballydavid and Joanne Hickey of Kickham Street, both played in Croke Park during half time in the All-Ireland final replay.  In fact, they were the only two Mullinahone people who got the chance to play as Eamon O’Shea didn’t call on the services of either Eoin Kelly or Paul Curran. The two who represented us were Eoghan O’Brien, son of  Terry  and Trish O’Brien, Ballydavid and a pupil of Kilvemnon N. S. and Joanne Hickey, daughter of Eddie and Frances Hickey of Kickham Street and a pupil of St. Michael’s National School, Mullinahone. We trust that both Eoghan and Joanne enjoyed themselves in spite of the result of the big game.  Saturday is a memory that both should treasure for a long long time. As for Eoin and Paul, hopefully, they will both come out next weekend in the South senior hurling final determined to show to all that, maybe, they could have made a difference.

Under Age GAA

The October monthly juvenile meeting will take place on this Thursday night, October 2nd at 8.30pm sharp. It is important that all attend as preparations will be made for the AGM in November. Plans have also to be made for the annual calendar. For some years now, the annual calendar has been a great record of the juvenile history of the previous year.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 22nd September.  he numbers drawn were, 6,25,27 and 29.  We didn’t have a jackpot winner, but congratulations to Deirdre O’Sullivan who scooped the Match 3 prize of €150. Next draw will be on Monday 6th October when the jackpot could be worth €7,450. If you want to win, do be in.

Battery Recycling Prize

Well done to St. Michael’s National School who won a prize recently from WEE Ireland for battery recycling. The school will receive some PE equipment as their prize. If you would like to help the effort, put your used batteries in the blue boxes on the window sills in the school corridor. This year, the school are trying to achieve their 5th Green Flag on the theme of Biodiversity.

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Sympathy to the extended Vaughan family on the death in Callan of Christy Vaughan. Sympathy also to the extended Reid family on the recent death of Tommy Reid and also to the Fitzgerald family on the death in the USA of Fr. Fitzgerald, who was a frequent visitor to Mullinahone to the home of his late brother, John Fitzgerald.

Anniversary Masses next weekend, Saturday night, 4th October, Michael and Mary Denny, Modeshill.  unday 5th October at 9.30am, John Fitzgerald, Fethard Street, Sunday 5th October at 11.30am, Mary and Davy Purcell and their daughter, Kathleen Butler, Clashbeg and also Josie Maher, Modeshill. The months mind Mass of Angela Holden, Cappaghnagrane will take place at 8pm on Saturday 11th October.

Best wishes on their recent marriages to Teresa Morrissey, Rossane and Anthony Ryan, Portumna and also to Delores O’Brien, Ballytohil and Thomas Shanahan, Coolcappa, Co. Limerick.

Do You Remember?

Do you remember the glorious Autumns and Winters of 1988 and 1989 when Mullinahone won their first county adult hurling title winning an under 21B, Football and Hurling Double in 1988 and a county junior A hurling and Under 21A hurling double in 1989, as well as reaching the County Intermediate Football final. To check out the panels of players involved, search the Mullinahone GAA history and revive the memories of those trips to mostly Holycross. A reunion of players and supporters has been arranged to take place in the Park Hotel, Clonmel on Saturday 1st November. How quickly 25/26 years have passed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:49

Mullinahone News September 22nd

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Tipperary Junior Champions

Mullinahone’s Ladies Footballers are Tipperary Junior B football champions. Congrats to the players and management on winning the title. On Saturday last in the final in Anner Park, Cloneen, they defeated Fethard by 5-11 to 3-06. The half time score was Mullinahone 4-07, Fethard 1-02. A full report on the game is available on the Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football website. The Mullinahone team lined out: Linda McGrath, Fiona Fennelly, Sarah Curran, Alison Fennelly, Rebecca Meagher, Stacey O’Brien, Lorraine O’Shea, Áine Dunne, Aoibhe O’Shea, Nicole Shelly, Jane Walker, Roisín O’Meara, Laura Walker also Lena Butler, Aisling Foley, Meibh Maher, Shauna O’Meara, Aideen O’Meara, Ailish O’Meara and Mairead Luttrell. Management Team:  Niall Mullally, Mary O’Shea, Judy Maher.  Congratulations to all concerned.

Visiting South Tipperary Hospital

The list of patients is no longer available to priests visiting South Tipperary General Hospital. If you wish a priest to visit a patient there, you need to inform the priest who is in the hospital and what room they are in. Our priest cannot call to see a patient if he doesn’t know that they are there.

Do you Remember

Prior to 1986, Mullinahone had never won a South Tipp Juvenile hurling title. In July of that year in The Commons this was to change forever as C.J.Kickhams defeated red hot favourites Killenaule in the South Tipp U14 Rural Hurling final. Five of that panel were to go on to play Minor Championship hurling for Tipperary. The complete panel that evening was P. Skehan (capt.) B. O’Meara, T. McNamara, D. McGrath, P. Lynch, M. Skehan, J. Hennessy, J. O’Brien, P. Croke, G. Dalton, K. Vaughan, K. Sheehan, D. McNamara, A. Foxe, J. O’Shea, T. Gunn, T. Cahill, S.O’Brien, T. Dalton, B. Vaughan, E. Power, M. Keating  and L. Crowley. This is one of the interesting facts you can read about in C.J.Kickhams “The Green Above the Red”, but where are all those lads now.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 15th September.The numbers drawn were:  2,4,10 and 14. There was no jackpot winner, but there was one Match 3 winner. Congratulations to Rooney and Van Persie who won €150. The next draw will take place on next Monday/Tuesday night when the jackpot could be worth €7,300.

Irish Heart Foundation

The recent church gate collection for the Irish Heart Foundation raised €560. Our thanks to those who subscribed, or helped with the collection. Win, lose or draw, our third annual walk will leave the GAA Hall at 10am on Sunday next September 28th. There are two walk options this year (a) 10km, or (b) 5km. Refreshments afterwards , a donation on the day to take part.  Bring the family.  The walk is a” buggy friendly “event .

Knocknagow Community Centre

Tickets for the Community Centre monthly draw are still on sale. You can purchase your ticket from Community Council members Eddie O’Meara, Mary Guiry, Helen Costelloe, Rita Curran and Kevin Keating. Tickets are €20 for 12 monthly draws. All cards to be returned by the 30th September. The first draw will take place on Friday 3rd October in the Community Centre and all are welcome to attend the draw. It is vital that we have support as this is the main source of income for the Community Centre and funds are badly needed to ensure the future of the Centre. You are also supporting the Playschool which is located on the grounds. Thank you for your support.

Big Days Coming Up

Our Intermediate footballers played poorly to go under to Swan in the championship on Saturday last, but still showed enough to have hope of better things in future rounds. Attention now turns to the replay of the All-Ireland on Saturday next.  Best of luck to Eoin and Paul. Two local young people will line out in Croke Park in the Primary Schools Game. Best of luck to Joanne Hickey (Kickham St.) Mullinahone N.S. and Eoghan O’Brien (Ballydavid) Kilvemnon N.S. Our senior hurlers will line out in the South Final the weekend after the All-Ireland and our U21 and Minor hurlers will also be soon in action. The gaelic year is still far from being over.

Under Age Games

U6 Football

Last Sunday saw a finish for our U6’s for the year with a football blitz in Mullinahone. Thanks to all the parents for their support over the year and for all their refreshments last Sunday. Thanks  to Fethard, Clonmel Og and Rockwell Rovers for travelling and to Sean O’Meara, Josephine Britton and Brian O’Meara and all the players for their efforts during the year.


The U12 hurlers drew with Kilsheelan and lost to Cahir in recent games. Next game versus Ballingarry is the final one of the year.  Thanks to players, management and parents for all during a long year.


The U16 hurlers lost narrowly to St. Marys in the South Tipp U16A hurling semi-final.  Missing a few key players on the night due to injuries the side put in a spirited effort. A speedy recovery from recent injuries to Enda Keane and Baylea Grace. The side  now take part in the U16 shield.

Guess the Scoreline

The Juvenile Club are holding a Guess the Score competition on the All Ireland hurling replay on Saturday next. Each entry costs €2. Cards can be returned on Friday evening 26th September from 7pm to 8pm in the Sportsfield to club chairman, Victor Direen or left into Hickey’s Shop before 8pm on Friday evening. Thanks to all who sold lines or supported the draw.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:46

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