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Mullinahone News September 14th

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Community Council

An open meeting of the local Community Council took place on last Thursday night. The meeting was well attended.  Funding of the Community Council was discussed and also the maintenance of the Knocknagow Community Centre. The main source of income is the monthly community draw which is to be revamped. Our Community Centre, also contains the local playschool and were anything to cause the Community Centre to be unavailable the same thing would happen to the playschool. Many of those present were of the opinion that quite a number of the parents who have children attending the playschool or had children attending for the last number of years did not seem to appreciate this and many of them don’t support their fundraising which is by and large the monthly draw. People who use the Community Centre should also be aware that the centre is not a public building, and is not funded by the Local Authority. Such charges, as insurance, maintenance and heating are borne by the community council and have been since it opened in the 1970’s.Hopefully, not only the older generation will rally in support.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 9th September. The numbers drawn were 5,6,14 and 15.  here was no jackpot winner, but we had one Match 3 winner. Congratulations to Bridget Fennelly who won €150. The next draw will take place on Monday 22ns September, when the jackpot could be worth €7,150.

Juvenile GAA

U16’s finished their year with a football blitz in Mullinahone on Sunday 21st September. Thanks to Sean O’Meara, Josephine Britton and Brian O’Meara for their hard work during the season.


The South Tipp U16 Hurling semi-final will take place on this Wednesday 17th September in Carrick at 6pm. The game is versus St. Marys. Best wishes to all.

Cúlcamp bags are due to be delivered this week.

Guess the Score

The juveniles are holding a “Guess the Score” for the All-Ireland Hurling final replay. All will  get their cards and a line will cost €2.


The Juvenile club plan to look at coaching courses at foundation and level One in the near future. If interested in these courses, or helping in the Juvenile club in 2015, contact club Chairman, Victor Direen at 087-1992470.

Computer Classes

Kilkenny Leader Partnership is holding a beginners computer class in Droichead FRC, Callan on Wednesday 24th September at 2pm. €10 per course, contact Development Officer, Frances Cashman at 086-2521450.

Car Wash and Cake Sale

On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September after Mass.  Please support your local boxing club.

GAA Adult

Due to the All-Ireland Hurling final replay, the South senior hurling final arranged for  last weekend was postponed.  It will now take place after the All-Ireland final replay. Our senior footballers, however, will be in action before this. Our junior hurlers had a big win over Marlfield this weekend in the quarter final of the championship.

GAA History

It seems that the first print of our GAA History will sell out and it is likely that the book will not be reprinted. If you want a copy for someone, don’t put it on the long finger as copies are soon to go to libraries and bookshops.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the family and extended family of John Skehan of Kickham Street whose death took place last weekend.  John worked for 45 years in Carrolls factory.  He played all grades of football for County Tipperary and was an accomplished hurler. He was extremely well known in the area and gave 32 years of voluntary service to the local credit union.

Anniversary  Masses

Thursday 18th at 10am James and Ellen Gardiner, Modeshill, Saturday 20th September, Danny and Eileen Croke, Jamestown, Sunday 21st September at 11.30am John Costelloe, Poulacapple.  May they all rest in peace.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:40

Mullinahone News September 8th

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Hurling News

The weekend was dominated by the All-Ireland final. Even though tickets were expensive and scarce , a good number of local supporters travelled and were generally happy with the trip though the whole rigmarole will have to be gone through again on Saturday fortnight. In the meanwhile, the blue and gold colours will stay up in the village and, perhaps, a few more will have to be added. A number of questions arise.

Will our South Tipp senior hurling final with Killenaule go ahead next weekend?  At halftime on Sunday last they 1989 Tipp team which won the All-Ireland 25 years ago was introduced to the crowd. This team included John Leahy who had gained his place on the senior team the previous year. This year with Eoin Kelly coming on Mullinahone’s great record of having at least one player on Tipp’s senior hurling championship team for 27 consecutive years continued, but could an end be coming to that great record?

On the underage front, hard luck to our U14’s who lost their final to Clonmel Óg last week.  Well done to mentors, Micheál Cahill, Alan Walsh and Edwin O’Meara on getting the team so far.

Ladies Football

Congrats to Aoibhe O’Shea and Áine Dunne who were part of the Tipp U16 Ladies Football team who defeated Laois in the All-Ireland final in Nenagh recently. Áine had a great game at corner back while Aoibhe was top scorer. Congrats also to the club U12’s who won the Plate at the recent U12 blitz in Bansha. Our junior team had a big win in the championship semi-final against Ballyporeen on Saturday though there should be a far better turnout for the  upcoming final. Well done to all the girls.

Community Centre Open Meeting

An open meeting will take place in the Knocknagow Community Centre on this Thursday night at 8.30pm. All members of the community are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to air your views and plans and to become involved. It is also an opportunity to air your concerns. The community silver circle draw will commence again shortly. It costs only €20 for the 12 monthly draws or €10 for 6 months. Please “like” and “share” our new face-book page “Mullinahone Community Centre”.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the family of Angela Holden, Cappanagrane, sons Frank, Michael, John and Seamus and daughters Eleanor and Bernadette, who passed away recently quite suddenly in her early 80’s.

Condolences also to Gretta O’Gorman, Raheen on the death of her mother, Delia Guiney in Dublin. Anniversaries next weekend, Sat. Sept. 13th at 8pm. Statia and James Maher, Jamestown and their son Billy Maher, also Donal Ryan, Ballydavid. Sunday 14th September at 11.30 am Mary and Ned O’Brien, Ballydavid.

May they all rest in peace.


Congratulations on their recent wedding to Lisa O’Riordan, Ballydonnell and Thomas Keating, Ballyneale who were married in St. Michael’s Church last week. On Sunday next, the Pallasgreen Passion Play on TV at 9.30 might be worth a look.

History Book Sales

GAA History Book sales have been going well and while there are still a good numbers of books for sale locally, it looks as if supply will fall short of demand in the not too distant future. It might be wise not to wait for a second printing, as there is not likely to be one.

Attempted Robbery

“Hawkeye” might have been active in Croke Park on Sunday last but he didn’t spot the major error on page 70 of the official programme. We would like to congratulate Pádhraic Foley of Poulacapple N.S. on playing in the Cumann na mBunscoil  hurling game. However we would like to state that Poulacapple N S is in the parish of Mullinahone in the county of Tipperary. The school also plays in Cumann na mBunscoil competitions in Tipperary. Watch out Hawkeye.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:30

Mullinahone Notes September 1st

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Another Wonderful Festival

On Saturday we had yet another now annual festival of hurling in Mullinahone.  About 1,000 people flocked into the village from all over the country.  The parade to the GAA Sportsfield was a riot of colour, as the competing teams marched through the village in their club or county colours.  After about 60 hurling games, the winners of the various competitions were decided some time after 6pm, but in truth, every person who hurled was a winner.

Our own club was represented at U6 and U8 level with teams also competing at U10 and U12 level.  Once again,overall victory went North with Eoghan Ruadh from Dungannon in Tyrone retaining their title as they had won last year. Once again, our North of Ireland cousins were to the fore with teams from St. Johns Belfast, O’Donovan Rossa do. and Kevin Lynchs , Derry joining Eoghan Ruadh and teams from the other 3 provinces.

The Festival Mass on Sunday was the usual special occasion with a packed church present and our choir in full voice. Great credit is due to our Festival Committee headed by Johnny Kennedy and Jackie Bolger and the juvenile GAA club under its principal officers, Cathaoirleach, Victor Direen, Rúnaí Michelle Morrissey, and Cisteoir Sean Reilly.  Thanks to all who rallied round to help out.  No doubt, thoughts are already turning to Festival 2015.

More Hurling

Our U14’s were narrowly beaten in their South Tipp final on Thursday night.  In the end, they were just edged out, but if they learn from their defeat, they will be a future force.  Our senior hurlers qualified for the 2014 South Tipp final when they had a 7 point win over Carrick Swan in the semi-final last week.  In the final, they will face favourites Killenaule the weekend after the All-Ireland final.  As was seen this weekend, favourites don’t always win.

In the semi-final we were very glad of the contribution of our returned Yanks, when they were introduced. Hopefully, any of our injuries will be cleared up, so that we can choose from a full deck.  The All-Ireland final dominated everything else this week.  We wish our two panelists and the rest of the Tipp team every success.  Hopefully,next week will be a week of celebrations.

Local Lotto

This weekslocal lotto draw took place on Monday 25th August.The numbers drawn were 2,24,27and 29.  There was no jackpot winner, but 3 match 3 winners shared €150.  Congrats to Kyran Vaughan, Nonie Egan and JCWH.  Next week’s jackpot could be worth €6,850.

Fab Fitness

Fab Fitness Classes were back in Mullinahone on Monday at 9.30am and will resume in Ballingarry on Thursday 4th Sept. at 7.30pm.

Ladies Football Club (Clothes Collection)

There will be a clothes recycling collection on Sat. next 5th September in the GAA car park.  Please bring clean unwanted items such as clothes, textiles, curtains, shoes, belts, bags etc., but not books, bric-a-brac, rugs, duvets, pillows or old mobile phones.  Please bring to the GAA car park before 12noon.

Good Reception

Our GAA history “The Green above the Red” has met a great reception.  Currently, copies are on sale in most local shops to cope with the rush.  The Book committee or club secretary will also advise you where to purchase a copy.  It looks as if the print will run out before too long and there may not be a reprint. If you would like a family member or friend, perhaps overseas to have one our advice is buy one early.  Thanks for your support.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:49

Mullinahone News 28th August

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GAA History Launch

After a fine weekend for Tipperary hurling the focus switches back locally the coming weekend. On this Friday night 22nd August, our GAA history the Green above the Red will be launched in the GAA centre by GAA super personality, Micheal O' Muircheartaigh. Whatever Micheál has to say should prove interesting and no doubt a large number from the local community and from Tipperary in general will turn out to hear him as all are invited.

The history has been in preparation for the last 3 years under a local book committee headed by Dick Egan who stepped into the role when Lance Vaughan was unable to continue as chairman.  Editor of the book is Ricky Sheehan with Joe Tobin as the assistant Editor. The other 3 members of the committee were Sean O’Meara, Tommy O’Sullivan and the hard working secretary, Neil Thompson who kept the 6 Mullinahone men in order (no easy task). Great credit also for their help in producing the history to typists, Linda Quirke and Anne Sheehan and award winning local photographer, Jimmy Freeman.

The history has been rumbling around since 1984, but many would contend that we were too busy making history since then rather than writing it. The committee is satisfied that they have produced an excellent publication after 3 years of hard work.  Do come along at 8.30pm to the GAA Hall on Friday night for the launch.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Monday 11th August. The winning numbers drawn were 12,19,22 and 25. There were no jackpot winners, but there were 3 match 3 winners who shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Eddie Hickey, Button and Michelle Maher who shared €150. Next draw will be on August 25th when the jackpot could be worth €6,500.

GAA Briefs

Next week has the Kelleggs GAA Cul Camp in Mullinahone. Age groups from 6 to 13. On line booking at or contact chairman Victory Direen for more info.

Well Done to our U14 hurlers who drew their semi-final with Kilsheelan on Thursday night last.  The replay takes place on this Thursday night 21st August with the winners facing Clonmel Og in the final.

Our senior hurlers have been drawn to play Carrick Swan in the South Tipp semi-final on this Sunday afternoon, August 24th in Clonmel. Well done to Tipp hurlers on their win on Sunday. Well done also to the large number of locals who travelled to the game. It was nice to see Eoin Kelly coming on and was comforting to see Paul Curran ready to come in if needed. Now the build up begins for the final.

Host Families Wanted

Volunteer host families are urgently required for annual GAA tournament Friday 29th August  and Saturday 30th August.  Please contact any member of the Juvenile Gaa Club.  Many thanks. T

Thank You

A huge thank you for all the help, support and donations made in aid of Megan Vaughan’s volunteer work at Daktan school and Wildlife Orphanage South Africa. The winner of the Jelly Bean guessing competition was Teckie Brett whose guess was 1,100 beans when there were 1,088 in the jar. Winners of the raffle were Tommy Rochford, Kiah Hughes, Alma Vaughan, Eoin McGrath, Eileen Ward, Albert Curran, Barry Egan and Robert Pennyfeather.

Mullinahone Community Council

Silver Circle Draw will start again in September. This draw is the main source of income which maintains the Community Council. It is very important to have your support. Lines are €20 each for 12 monthly draws . Please buy a line and support your Community Council and Centre.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary  Masses this weekend Friday 22nd August at 7pm Jack and Josie Sheehan, Ballydavid, Saturday August 23rd at 8pm Danny and Ciss Maher, Ballycullen, Sunday 24th August at 9.30am Billy Cantwell, Kickham Street, Sunday 11.30am Percy and his son Patrick Vaughan, Clonagoose. May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Ciara Ryan, Kilvemnon and Christopher Byron,Ballycullen and also to Colin John Traynor and Eileen Mary Gleeson, Ballyduggan. Both couples were married recently.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 15:21

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