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History of the Parishes 5th Apr

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Mullinahone Parish

Mullinahone parish as we know it, came into being in 1826. before that the parishes of Mullinahone and Drangan were the one unit. Way back the parish of Mullinahone consisted of three medieval parishes Modeshill, Inch St. Ciaran and Kilvemnon and part of the parish of Lismolin. An old document to hand lists some of the townslands which  made up Modeshal.


This information was supplied by William Flanagan P.P., Mullinahone, Rev. James Mansergh and Pat Phelan. The townslands mentioned were Affoley (Ath Bhuaile) or a secondary open milking place or field, Ballyvoneen (Baile Mhoinin) the town (land) of the little bog, Clashbeg (Clais Bheag) the little trench pit or furrow. Other townslands were Graigue (Graig) a village, Jamestown (Baile Sheamais) Kyladahirr (Coill a ‘Duithir) the wood of the gloom or blackness, Kyleaglone (Coill Ghleanna) wood of the valley or glen.


There was also Modeshal Ayre and Modeshal Sankey. Both Ayre and Sankey were landlords. Up to around 1880, Modeshill would have had almost the status of a village around the cross.


Local Lotto

The latest local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday night March 25th due to Monday being a bank holiday.

The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 12 & 18.

We didn’t have a jackpot winner but five lucky punters shared the match 3 prize of €150.


Congratulations to Thomas Barron, Majella Brett, Nigel Brett, Tom Hanrahan and John Croke. Next draw will be on Monday April 7th when the jackpot could be €6,500.


Remember to win you must first be in.


Daffodil Day

The Irish Cancer Society wishes to wishes to express a big thank you to the local community on the success of Daffodil Day. A sum of €950 was raised locally on the sale of official merchandise.


Special thanks to the local shops which took part.



For the second year in a row we offer congratulations to Jack Shelly on winning an Irish Underage Boxing Championship. On Saturday last Jack became Champion in the Boy Two 57kg division. In the final, in the National Stadium, Jack defeated his opponent (the Ulster Champion) from Belfast.


Although his opponent was highly skilled and experienced, Jack forced the referee to stop the contest in the second round. Jack now becomes the first Irish Champion from the Slievenamon Boxing Club. When jack won the Boy One 48kg title last year, he was a member of the Callan Boxing Club. Much of the credit for Jacks latest win must go to the Club’s coaches and officers John Grace, Johnny Shelly and Michael Quirke.


Jacks path to the top this year began with his victory in the County Championships in Carrick on Suir. In the Munster Championships, held in Fermoy, Jack won the Munster title stopping his opponent from Bantry Boxing Club in round one. In Dublin, in the semi final, Jack was again too strong stopping the Connaught Champion in round three. The ease with which Jack won the final surprised everybody. Coach John Grace said of Jack after his victory “A talent like Jack only comes along once in a lifetime and his dedication to the sport is to be admired”.


Well done Jack, everyone in the local community is proud of you. Last year Jack who is very sporty played at centerfield for Mullinahone in their under 14 county winning hurling final.


Cad a Tharla

The following news item appeared in the Tipperary Leader on Wednesday November 22nd, 1882 from the Mullinahone correspondent “His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Croke, Archbishop of  Cashel and Emly has completed all necessary details with Mr Gleeson for the purchase of the site for the new Convent for Mullinahone.


His Grace has also advanced his own subscription in aid of the building fund to 150 which he was kindly handed over to the treasurer Mr N.K. Shee to whom he also presented a beautifully worked purse”. We enquire “what happened to our convent (and the purse)?


Summer Fitness

A six week course starts on Tuesday April 8th. Aerobics with body toning in community centre, Mullinahone from 7 to 8 pm.

Cost of course €42.


Anti- Social Behaviour

Prior to Easter, the question of anti-social behaviour on the streets of our village was discussed at length at a meeting of our community council. A number of speakers raised the subject. At the meeting, it was decided that a public meeting concerning the afore-mentioned topic would be held.


Residents of the village and interested parties will be invited to attend. Details of the proposed meeting should be available shortly.


Old Men

In “The Nationalist” of 8th April, 1893 (115 years ago next week), we read that a man named Michael Cummins has just died in Cappaghnagrawn near the town at the remarkable age of 115 years.


He lived with his son in a picturesque glen and was able to work in his little garden up to a couple of years ago. He was small of stature but stood perfectly erect and all his faculties remained unimpaired up the very last. When Michael Cummins died the late John Joe Cleary of Ballydavid who died in 1982 at the age of 107 would have been 18 years old.


Musical Society

Following their recent success with the musical “My Fair Lady”, the Slievenamon Musical Society will hold their annual general meeting on Thursday April 3rd in Cloneen at 8pm.


All are welcome to attend.


Parish News

Sincere thanks to all those who helped out at the recent Easter Ceremonies in St Michael’s Church. Congratulations to Dermot Hackett (Ballycullen) and Aine O Sullivan, Ballyduff, Co. Kerry who were married recently.


The Spring collection for the priests of the Archdiocese was to be taken up around Easter. Please use the red envelope in your box of weekly envelope. Do put your name on the envelope or on any envelope of your own if you are using such.


Sympathy extended to Siobhan Dunne (Briarsfield) on the death of her mother, to  Mary Moher (Ballydavid) on the death of her grand-daughter in an accident and to the Lawrence family on the death of Lena Lawrence nee Brett. Anniversary Mass Saturday night April 5th 8pm Patrick and Catherine Power, Poulacapple and their son Henry Power.


First Aid Course

A reminder to all who registered and anyone else who wishes to take part. First class will be in the community centre on Thursday 3rd April at 7pm and weekly thereafter. If you are interested, please come along on the night.


GAA Juvenile News

Our U12 footballers started their championship year off with a game against Killenaule in Mullinahone on Saturday last. Unlike previous years, numbers at this age group are small and its important that all U12 players make themselves available for every game.


We are very grateful to the U10’s who made themselves available for the game. The first half started with Mullinahone playing with a strong wind. Our players were competing well with a strong Killenaule out fit. As the game progressed conditions worsened to such a degree that referee Paddy Ivors had no choice but to call off the game at half time in the interest of players safety.


The panel for the day was; Cathal Kavanagh, Joe Hogan, Declan Denny, Conor Croke, Alison Crowe, Sean Bermingham, (capt), Stephen O Reilly, Michael Dunne, Owen Brett, Conor O Halloran, Graham Horan, Tom Sawyer, Shauna Kennedy, Liam Fennelly, Edward Dunne and Sean Fitzgerald.


Our U14 team start their championship against Newcastle in Mullinahone on Thursday, 17th April. By the time you read this our U16’s will have played their game against Kilsheelin. It would be a great boost to players and selectors alike to see more support at these games.


Best of luck also to Cathal Horan who along with selector Martin Cody and team coach Jackie Bolger will represent us when South Tipp U16 hurlers play Muskerry of Cork in the Munster semi-final next Saturday.


Minor Football

This was a much talked about game in our club this year amid fears we may not field a team. Well at last Saturday showed we did and great credit is due to Kye Vaughan and Sean O Meara for putting a team on the field.


Our team with a mix of the more experienced minors and some very young players displayed great courage and commitment. Our two current county minor panellists weren’t found wanting and led by example. Mullinahone put in a great finish to record an excellent win on a final score of Mullinahone 3-8, Swans 2-7.


Hall and Gym

Anyone wishing to join the gym can do so at any time. Also a fee for use of the sports hall is now set at €25 per hour. For any information on use of the hall or gym you can contact me Jackie Bolger on 086 834143.

We welcome anybody wishing to use the facility.


Dermot Meets His Match

Congratulations to Dermot Hackett and his new bride Aine O Sullivan from Ballyduff, Co. Kerry. Dermot and Aine have taken up residence in Cork and as a result Dermot will be playing his hurling and football with his new club Ballinhassig.


Dermot has always been a great servant to our club in both hurling and football and we wish him every success with his future. And if those Cork boys go on strike again Dermot, there will always be a jersey in Mullinahone for you.


Club Sympathy

We extent our sympathy’s to Siobhan Dunne on the death of her mother Maura O Halloran. Our prayers go also to Mrs. Moher, Ballydavid and the Hanrahan family, Grangemockler on the tragic loss of her grand-daughter.

May they rest in peace.


Next senior club meeting, Friday night at 9.00pm. All committee members please attend.


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