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Enrolling in St Michael’s National School

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Enrolling in St Michael’s National School

If you have a child starting school in September next in St Michael’s NS, Mullinahone, please call to the school for and enrolment form during office hours (9.30 to 1pm) after office hours call to Marie Clancy in the school up to 3pm. If you have already filled up an enrolment form you can phone the school 052 53304 to confirm.

 

First Confession

The sacrament of confession will be celebrated by the children preparing for First Holy Communion in 2008 in St Michael’s on Thursday February 28th at 7.30pm.

 

Wet, Wet, Wet

Everyone knows that locally January was a wet month. In some weather reports over the weekend it was stated that the weather in January was the wettest since the 1970’s. However, this was not the case in Mullinahone. In 1996 the total of 223.4mm on 25 days made it the wettest January since records began locally. This year’s rainfall locally was the fourth wettest January on local records.

 

Feast Days

Saturday February 2nd was Candlemas Day, the name comes from the old belief that from Candlemas Day onwards one could eat three meals by the light of the day and not have to resort to candles. We had the feast of the St Blasé on Feb 3rd. Again tradition tells us that the blessing of St Blasé protects people form diseases of the throat. Tuesday is more commonly called pancake Tuesday, or for those higher up in the world it is Shrove Tuesday. Lent begins the following day on Ash Wednesday but the dates of Ash Wednesday and Lent are governed by the date of Easter Sunday, which this year falls on March 23rd.

 

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw tool place on Monday, January 28th.

There was no jackpot winner.

The numbers drawn were:

7, 8, 12 & 17

We did however have five people who shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Congrats to Katelyn Britton, Hilary Somers, Peter Treacy, Myra Holland and Fiona Crotty.

Next draw will be on Monday February 11th, when the jackpot could be worth €5,300.

 

Where Are You Now?

Records show that the following lists of players were available for hurling and football teams at under 12 level in 2002. The same panels would be underage for minor in 2008.

The players were Paul Ryan, Brian Treacy, Mark McCann, Niall Cronin, Paul Gahan, Andrew Needham, Chris Horan, Owen Reilly, Andre Hicks, Nigel O Brien, Dominic Crowe, Danny Gallagher, David Webster, Pat Carroll, Thomas O Halloran, Shane Gayson, Darren Gayson, Chris Delaney, Sean Curran, Danny Luttrell, Brian O Halloran, Keith Mullally, Evan Mockler, Michael Hickey, Ben Reilly, Tony Treacy, Jamie Gahan, Shane Brett and Michael Dunne.

This is a total of 29 players, none of whom are less than sixteen. At a recent club meeting we were informed that we only have a panel of 15 players for minor this year. The figures don’t seem to add up.

 

Parish News

Sympathy to the families of Paddy Ryan, Kyleadoher and Jack Bradshaw, Ballinacloughy, whose deaths took place last week. Sympathy also to the family of Anna Ryan (nee Kennedy), whose death took place in the south of England, Anna was the sister of Gretta Phelan, Kickham Street.

Sympathy also to the family of Paddy Fox, Fethard, whose sister Ena Dunne resides in Poulacapple. Anniversary Masses next weekend in St Michael’s on Saturday, February 9th, at 8pm, Connie and Paddy Condon, The Square. Sunday February 10th 11.30, Canon Henry Nash, former parish priest.

 

Sponsor a Block

The local soccer club are asking parishioners and members of the local community to sponsor blocks for the clubs new building project. This is part of a fund raiser to pay for new dressing rooms, showers, referees rooms etc, at the Callan Road ground. It is a necessary but expensive venture and in spite of grants the club still needs to raise in the region of €30,000. Sponsorship of blocks cost €25 per block and you may sponsor as many blocks as you like on a single ticket.

These tickets can be obtained from local shops of from officials of the soccer club. Much needed support would be appreciated. Members will be calling to each house seeking your support.

 

GAA

At the monthly meeting on Friday last the following teams were entered in the championships for the coming year and managers appointed. Senior hurling; Sean Brett; junior hurling; Jackie Bolger; junior b football; Sean O Meara; minor football; Kye Vaughan; managers will be appointed to minor hurling and senior football at the next meeting. With an increase in insurance costs this year it will cost over €6,000 to insure the teams. It is necessary for the club to organise fundraising events. To off set these costs members are encouraged to pay their membership as soon as possible to club register Tommy O Sullivan.

 

Club Fixtures

We have been drawn in the county football league in group 1 with Rockwell Rovers, Ardfinnan, Aherlow, Fethard, Killenaule and Arravale Rovers. Round 1 starts next Sunday against Aherlow in Lisvernane at 2pm.

Round 2 on Sunday, February 17th at 2pm in Mullinahone. All adult players are eligible to play in the league.

Training for football continues every Friday and Sunday. All are welcome.

 

Sports Grounds

As with most people the GAA has problems with waste disposal. We appeal to everybody using the dressing rooms, sports hall, playing fields and gym to play their part in waste recycle and take away their rubbish with them. There is an onus on us all to keep our premises clean and tidy.

Gym- in order to keep all gym members informed about developments concerning the facility, Jackie Bolger is currently setting up text alerts. Telephone Jackie at 086 8341843 for further information.

 

Juveniles

The juvenile officers are presently making final arrangements for their AGM. With the Feile competitions beginning shortly training has resumed for our under 14’s under the watchful eyes of Eddie McCarthy and Noel O Shea. For information on juvenile games or training sessions contact secretary Eddie McCarthy on 086 1660924.

 

Club Information

If you would like any information on the use of our facilities or what games our club has to offer please contact the PRO on 086 8341843 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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"And I wouldn't much care for Sierra Leone, If I hadn't seen Killenaule
And the man that was never in Mullinahone,
Shouldn't say he had travelled at all."

 

poet. C.J. Boland