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Good news for Mullinahone Apr 12

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Good news for Mullinahone

South Tipperary County Council roads repair programme for 2008 contains good news for the people of Mullinahone. A total of €593,940 is to be expended.

The local programme is to be as follows:

A) Ballydonnell costing é57, 000

B) Lismolin costing €9,500 

In Mullinahone village 500 metres of footpath is to be replaced costing €29,000.

The regional road in the Five Eye Bridge/ Ballycullen area is to be surface dressed for 1,700 metres at a cost of €53,856, while similar treatment is being given to the local road at Modeshill for 700 metres and costing €18,480 

Wet mix is to be put on the roads at Mackinawood (330m), Mullinoly (1,300m), Ballyduggan (1,200m) and Clashbeg (1,640m).

The estimated costs are Mackinawood €17,00, Mullinoly €143,654, Ballyduggan €112,200 and Clashbeg €153,340. 

The above mentioned local good news comes courtesy of Councillor Eddie O Meara.

Roads as well as water supply, antisocial behaviour and broadband are expected to be items of major importance in the next local elections in 2009. 

Late Peggy O Brien

The death took place recently of a lady well known and highly respected in the Mullinahone area. I refer to the late Peggy O Brien of Ballyhomuck, Cloneen, who passed away in her 90th years. 

Peggy, as she was known, was the mother and grandmother of our butchers, Ned and Edward. 

She had been in good health until she began to go downhill in the aftermath of Christmas. Peggy would be well known and highly respected by the older local residents. Some years ago she made a huge impression when she appeared on RTE documentary concerning “The Burning of Bridget Cleary”, an event which took place in 1895, about the generation before the late Peggy O Brien was born. 

Peggy’s remains reposed at her own home where they were visited by a huge numbers of mourners. At her funeral Mass it was stated that Peggy who was no stranger to tragedy in her life had been much longer been a widow than a wife.

On the sudden death of her husband, she had continued on the family farm and also reared her family. Again tragedy struck Peggy was again bereaved by the death of her daughter Rena Beecher in an accident and the sudden death of her son, Michael O Brien, MCC, after he had been elected to his first term as a county councillor.

Peggy responded with great courage to these tragic events. 

Clergy who officiated at her funeral Mass and obsequies were Fr Lambe, P.P, Drangan/ Cloneen, Canon Ryan, P.P, Killenaule, Fr Breen, P.P, Ballingarry.

The readings at the Mass were given by Peggy’s grandchildren. 

She was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining Cloneen Parish Church, again in the presence of a huge congregation. 

To her sons, daughters, grandchildren, relatives and friends we extend our sympathy.

Pay the soul of Peggy O Brien, a lady who never grew old, rest in peace.

Ni Fheicfimid a leitheid ann aris. 

Vocations Sunday

Sunday next, 13th April is Vocations Sunday. Fr Pat Coffey, Vocations Director, will speak at all Mass on the need to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. 

Golden Wedding Anniversary

We wish to congratulate Betty and Martin Reilly on celebrating their 50th or golden wedding anniversary.


Martin who hails from Galway and Betty from Dublin, came to Mullinahone 50 years ago and settled in to life in the locality. Martin taught in Mullinahone Vocational School and later in Scoil Ruain, Killenaule, while Betty looked after the home in her own thorough manner.

Both became involved in local Community Council affairs and were great parish workers over the years. 

We are delighted to see them both reach this happy milestone and we congratulate them.

Ad multos annos Betty et Martin. 

Local Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Monday, 31st March. Numbers drawn were 10, 21, 22 and 27.

We had no outright jackpot winner but Sheila Foley scooped the match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations Sheila. 

The next draw will be held on 14th April when the jackpot could be worth €6,650.

Remember if you’re not in you can’t win.


Boards of Management

The members of the boards of management of Mullinahone national school and Kilvemnon national school are all invited to a very important meeting in St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Tuesday night next, 15th April from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Light refreshments will be served. 

The theme of this most important meeting is the ethos of a Catholic school. It is hoped that all members of all boards of management will attend. 

This meeting in not like the board of management meetings held in the past for new boards of management.

Mullinahone GAA

Tipperary GAA Draw

We were delighted to have a winner in the recent draw. The lucky man was John Maher, Callan. John bought his ticket from local man Michael Walsh. Indeed Michael and his brother Pat do great work on behalf of the club in promoting and selling Tipperary draw tickets for which we are very grateful.

To all our members who weren’t lucky this time round we thank you for your support and hope you continue to support us in our draw. 

Golf Classic

Our annual classic will take place this year on the first week in July in the Slievenamon Golf Club, Fethard. Joe Pollard has kindly agreed to head up a committee to run this event. 

With this in mind a special meeting will take place of Friday, 18th April in the sports hall at 9.00pm.

Preparations for the classic will put in place. 

Club News

Well done to Jack Shelly on adding another Irish title to last year’s victory. Also to Paul Curran and Eoin Kelly on qualifying for the league semi-final.

Congratulations to AJ Cronin on making the U21 County Hurling panel. Best of luck to Sean Curran in his match against Waterford in the Munster minor football championship this Wednesday night.

 We wish Cathal Horan, Martin Cody and Jackie Bolger every success in the U16 Munster Hurling final next Saturday. We also expect our U21 footballers to be playing the South final next weekend. 

Best of luck to Sean and his team.


Paul Signs for O Loughlin’s

Paul Kelly has decided to throw in his lot with O Loughlin’s Geals for the coming year. After many efforts to persuade Paul to change his mind his decision is now made and we intend to accept it and wish him every success for the future. From under age right up to senior Paul has given us many wonderful moments and his loss will be immense.

I have no doubt his talents will shine in Kilkenny hurling and when they do even the Tipperary management team might consider him for selection. We wish you well Paul and maybe some day you may pull on the green and red again.

Booking of Field

In an effort to facilitate the various clubs using the field the following system has bee agreed at our last monthly meeting. 

The field can only be booked through club secretary Oliver Vaughan. Bookings by individuals will not be accepted. All bookings by the various clubs and teams must go through the relevant club secretary.

Every team that uses the field and dressing rooms must close the nets after use and clean out the changing rooms. 

Senior Hurling League

We played the final game in the County League against Knockavilla Kickhams in Mullinahone last Sunday evening. We won on a score line of 0-14 to 2-07. 

It is not often that a game played in April is finished in a snow blizzard. That was the case on Sunday and great credit is due to the players for the commitment shown on such a cold night. Best of luck to the boys on the forthcoming championship. 


The club is now in possession of a defibrillator and persons wishing to be trained in its use should give their name to Oliver Vaughan. 


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