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New Board Elected to Local Primary Schools

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New Board Elected to Local Primary Schools

Last week we brought you the names of the three boards of management in the three primary schools of the parish.

Unfortunately, because of a misunderstanding the names published were those who had served the boards so well for the last three years. We extend thanks to each and every one and regret extending their sentence by another three years. The members of the new boards were called to serve at a special ceremony in St Michael’s church at 11.30 Mass on Sunday last. We welcome them and wish them well in their task.


Fr. John McGrath PP is chairman of each schools board of management.

The other members are as follows,

Mullinahone NS: Principal James Cahill, Vice Principal Marie Clancy also Marie Cody, Brigid Fennelly, Sean Walzer, Pat Fitzgerald and Judy Maher.

Poulacapple NS: Principal Mary Meagher, Vice Principal Maria Hahessy also Elaine Burke, Catherine Hogan, Peter Brabazon, Michael Kavanagh and David Byrne.

Kilvemnon NS: Principal Teckie Brett, vice principal Kate O Connell, Kathleen Holden Kelly, Mary Dunne, Paul White, Miguel Gunn, Liam O Brien and Aine Brett.



Mullinahone AFC is embarking on new fundraising venture. Currently the soccer club are building new dressing rooms and shower facilities at their pitch on the Callan Road. Their new project is to help finance this development called “Sponsor a Block”, the new dressing rooms are set to cost in the region of €30,000. For those aiding the project a block will cost €25. Tickets for the purchase of blocks will be available in local shops and from club members.

A door to door sales campaign will also take place. A draw will take place at the end of the season among those who subscribe to the “sponsor a block” project. The new building will house two dressing rooms, a referee’s room and shower and toilet facilities. When completed it will certainly be a boon to the local community.

Last weekend Mullinahone shared two goals in a draw with Redmondstown AFC. Both teams are around mid table in the league. Last weekend’s match was played at the Callan Road. Local schoolboys’ soccer will begin again shortly not that spring is on the way. Principal officers of Mullinahone AFC for the present season are chairman Tommy Forristal; secretary Eddie Duggan and treasurer Seamie Quirke.



The local draw took place on Monday 21st January. There was no jackpot winner but two entrants shared the match 3 prize of €150. Each winner received €75.

Congrats to John Walsh and the Curran brothers.

The winning numbers were:

12, 22, 26 & 27

The next draw will be on Monday 4th February, when the jackpot may have reached €5,150.

However, if you are not in you can’t win.



Last Sunday was a good day for Mullinahone Tipperary hurling. On a lovely fine day which drew the crowds, including a good contingent from Mullinahone, Tipperary’s hurlers had a good win over Waterford in the final of the Waterford Crystal hurling league.

Captain of the Tipp team on the day was Mullinahones Eoin Kelly, who accepted the trophy on behalf of the Tipp team. Eoin had previously hurled a very good game, scoring 2-5 of Tipp’s total. At the other end of the field Paul Curran had a good game at full back, defending very well. This was a good result for Tipp but we must remember that 2007 also began with Tipp winning the same competition in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. When the league starts on Sunday week in Thurles against Offaly it would be nice to see Paul Kelly back in the panel.


The Future

On the surface last weeks meeting of Tipperary Co board in Thurles might seem to have produced a good result for Mullinahone as far as the Tipperary senior hurling championship is concerned. The semi finals in each division will take part in a knockout county championship.

At present there are only four senior hurling teams in South Tipperary so all four would take part in the county championship which is a knockout. If last season’s results in knockout competition (two defeats) were to be repeated it would mean that A) Mullinahone would be out the South championship at the semi final stage.

B) They would be out of the county championship at the last 16 stage.


Open Day

Presentation secondary school, Ballingarry will hold an open day at the school on Sunday, February 3rd at 2.30pm.

All are welcome.


Parish News

First Confessions will take place in St Michael’s church on Thursday, February 28th at 7.30pm. First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 17th at 11am.

Weekend anniversary Masses:

Friday 1st February: Tommy Healy, Ballyduggan

Saturday 2nd February at 8pm: Tommy Treacy, Poulacapple

Sunday 3rd February: Marie Guiry, Beaverstown

Blessing of the candles will take place on Candlemas Day (Feast of the Purification), on Saturday 2nd February at 10am


First Aid Course

Occupational first aid course (over 12 weeks), one evening per week for three hours. The course will include paediatric first aid and defibrillation. If interested contact: Kathleen Holden Kelly at 051 647329 for further details or contact Kaye Mullaney at Tipperary SR VEC 052 76755.


Good Win

When Noreen Moroney won the big mortgage prize on the RTE Ryan Tubridy Show last weekend few realised that Noreen is the elder sister of Rosaleen Walzer of Carrick Road.

Congrats Noreen.



Following a meeting on Friday it was decided to encourage as many people as possible to the hall and gym.

In the meantime the hall is available for all sports and juvenile functions such as indoor soccer, basketball, badminton, volleyball and underage parties that include the use of the hall for organised games. If you are interested in starting up any of these events you can contact Jackie Bolger on 086 8341843 or 53183. Work continues to be carried out on the car park and new entrance. Local builder Eugene O Brien is doing a wonderful job and we look forward to seeing the finished product.

Many of our members are taking part in games and trials. Sean Curran and Niall Cronin are presently involved with the county minor football panel.

Sean also has a trial with the minor hurlers. Donal Cody and AJ Cronin have had trials with the county under 21 hurlers.

Niall Curran is currently hurling with UCD. Paul Curran and Eoin Kelly have enjoyed their first win of the season with Tipperary. Martin Cody has been appointed South Tipperary under 16 hurling selector while Jackie Bolger had been appointed as hurling coach to South Tipp’s under 16’s.

Congrats to Moyle Rovers on reaching the All Ireland junior hurling championship final. They play Conahy Shamrocks from Kilkenny in the final next month under lights at Croke Park.

Ballingarry have reached the Munster final of the Junior B championship. Special wishes to Paddy Ivors and we hope he gets a Munster medal. Best of luck to all.

Our next meeting takes place on Friday at 8.30pm. All remaining managers will be put in place at this meeting. If you have any news please contact Jackie Bolger.


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