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Mullinahone Notes Apr 15

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Good News for Mullinahone

The Tipperary Co. Council roads repair programme for 2008 contains good news for the people of Mullinahone area. A total of €593,940 is to be expended on the local programme. The above mentioned good news comes courtesy of Cllr Eddie O Meara.


The last local lotto draw took place on Monday, March 31st.

The winning numbers drawn were:

10, 21, 22 and 27.

We didn’t have a jackpot winner but Sheila Foley scooped the match 3 prize of €150.

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

Boards of Management

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

Light refreshments will be served. The theme of this most important meetings is the ethos of a Catholic school. It is hoped that all members of all boards of management will attend. This meeting is not like the board of management meetings held in the past for new boards of management.

Vocation Sunday

Next Sunday, April 13 is Vocations Sunday. Fr Pat Coffey, vocations director, will speak at all Masses on the need to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Golden Wedding

We wish to congratulate Betty and Martin Reilly on celebrating their 50th or golden wedding anniversary. Martin from Galway and Betty from Dublin came to Mullinahone fifty years ago and settled in Mullinahone.

Martin taught in Mullinahone Vocational school and later in Scoil Ruain, Killenaule, while Betty looked after the home in her thorough manner. We are delighted to see them both reach this happy milestone and we congratulate them. Ad multos annos Betty and Martin.

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 year. 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 elder local residents. Some years ago she made a huge impression when she appeared on an RTE documentary concerning “The burning of Bridget Cleary” an event which took place in 1895 about a generation before the late Peggy O Brien was born.

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

Clergy who officiated at her funeral Mass and obsequies were Fr Lambe PP, Drangan/ Cloneen, Canon Ryan PP, Killenaule, Fr Breen PP, Ballingarry. The readings at the Mass were given by Peggy’s grandchildren. She was laid to rest in the cemetery in Cloneen again in the presence of a huge congregation.

To her sons, daughters, grandchildren, relatives and friends we extend our sympathy. May the soul of Peggy O Brien, a lady who never grew old, rest in peace.

Ni fheicfimid a leithheid ann aris.

GAA Draw

We are delighted to have a winner in the recent draw. The lucky man was John Maher, Callan. John bought his ticket from the 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.


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 on Friday, April 18th in the sports hall at 9pm.

Preparations for the classic will be put in place.

Paul Signs for O Loughlin’s

Paul Kelly has decided to throw in his lot with O Loughlin’s Gaels 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.

Perhaps some day Paul may pull on the green and red jersey again.

Booking of Field

In an effort to facilitate the various clubs using the field the following system had been arranged at our last monthly meeting. The field can only be booked through club secretary, Oliver Vaughan. Every team that uses the field and dressing rooms must close the nets after use and clean out the changing rooms.

Senior Hurling League

Mullinahone played the final game in the County League against Knockavilla Kickhams in Mullihone last Sunday. The local team won on a scoreline of 1-14 to2-7. It’s not often that a game played in April is finished in a snow blizzard. That was the case recently and great credit is due to the players for the commitment shown on such a cold evening.


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.


Ann Lonergan

A feeling of gloom enveloped the local area last month when news broke of the death of Ann Lonergan of Killaghy. Ann was only forty seven years of age at the time of her death she had been seriously ill for the last four years and had spent much of that time in hospital in Limerick. 

She was extremely popular when she was on duty in the family shop in Carrick Street. Ann was a proud native of County Westmeath. She and her husband Thomas and young family came to Mullinahone about 20 years ago and took up residence over the shop in Carrick Street, which they had taken over.

The Lonergans quickly settled into the fabric of life in Mullinahone and Ann built up a large circle of friends many of whom remained very loyal to her during the dark days of her illness. As stated Ann was noted for her kindness and good humour and she had a word for everyone. She took an active part in the ladies club in Mullinahone.

 Though Ann spent a lot of time in hospital in Limerick her death took place at her home in Killaghy. Some years ago Ann and her family moved to Killaghy to their lovely new home from Carrick Street. Unfortunately, Ann did not enjoy her new home for too long as illness struck all too soon. Ann reposed in her residence in Killaghy where great numbers flocked to say their final goodbye. 

Her remains were conveyed to St Michael’s church for her funeral Mass which drew mourners from near and far. Her family extended family took a full part in the funeral Mass, attending to the readings, the prayers of the faithful and the offertory gifts and other events. The abiding memory for many of Ann’s funeral Mass was the address given to the congregation by Ann’s tow daughters Lisa and Tracy.

On behalf of their mother they thanked the people for coming and they spoke most feelingly of the mother that they had. After Mass burial took place in St Michael’s cemetery, Killaghy, within sight of Ann’s home. She is survived by her husband Thomas, her daughters Lisa and Tracy and her sons Michael and Jack. She is further survived by an extended family and many friends.

She will be missed by all. To all of them we extend our sympathy. 

Great Win

Well done to our under 21 football panel. On Saturday evening in Carrick they defeated Clonmel Og 2-7 to 0-5 to win the first South Tipp title of 2008. Mullinahone may not have won a south Tipp title at adult level in 2007 but they were quick to make amends in 2008. 

The title was won in the old fashioned way, four straight wins in a row over Cahir, Ballingarry, Knockmealdown Gaels and finally Clonmel Og. This was Mullinahones fourth title at this level. 

Perhaps this years bunch will follow in their footsteps. Over the coming weeks we hope to be able to recall the other three panels of winners. 

After the game the Dick Allen cup was presented to the Mullinahone captain Enda McEnery by the representative of the championship sponsors Hall Alarms. 

In Action

All Ireland champion boxer Jack Shelly will be in action in Clonmel on Saturday night next, April 19th. This tournament is being organised by Clonmel boxing club and will feature eight Irish champions at different weight divisions, including our Jack and Clonmel’s own Con Sheehan and Kevin Fennessy. The tournament commences at 7pm in the Dr Pat O Callaghan Sports Complex, Cashel Road. 

Community Council Draw

The March results were

€150: Leanne Ahern, Blackthorn Walk

€70: Maura O Sullivan, Carrick Street

€25: Ann Sheehan, Ballydavid

€25: Elizabeth Mockler, Ballycullen

€20: Tom Maher, Ballycullen


Parish News

Congrats to Mary Ellen Phelan of Bawnavrona, who was married to Mark Mullally of Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny recently.Condolences to the family of Peggy Luttrell of Poulacapple, who died recently and also to the family of Anna Ryan nee Kennedy, formerly Crab Ditch who died in England. Anna Ryan was buried in Windgap. 

Ladies Football

Football is back on the calendar this year and in full swing. The under 16 panel has played two games so far this season. The girls played in Cahir on Thursday, April 3rd and were unfortunately beaten by their opponents.

On Sunday the girls also took on Brian Boru in Mullinahone but were yet again unlucky to be overcome by the visiting team.The team lined out for the game were:

Laura Walker, Teresa Dunne, Orla Meagher, Ailish O Meara, Jenny Logue, Sarah O Brien, Caoimhe Lyons, Stacey O Brien, Mairead Comerford, Shauna O Brien, Alison Fennelly, Colleen Kennedy, Erika Keane, Cathy Quirke, Brid Murray, Sharon Keane, Lorraine O Shea, Casey Fleming, Michaela Reilly, Keara Murray and Olga Lacey. 

The junior team had their first league game on April 4th in Ballyporeen with a welcome win over the locals. Aimee Maloney was in superb form showing some high quality football 

The team lined out Nicole Hickey, Nickie Higgins, Aimee Maloney, Alison Fennelly, Majella Regan, Rebecca Meagher, Una Ryan, Joanne Cody, Gillian Collins, Aoife Fogarty, Roisin O Meara, Kathleen Lonergan, Jenny Meagher (captain), Meeka Bordoul, Anita Walsh, Eileen Brennan, Gillian Fogarty, Ann Kavanagh, Theresa Ahern, Caroline Meagher, Patricia Lonergan and Brid Costello. 


The ladies football club would like to extend their sympathy to the family and friends of Angela Hanrahan. Angela played with the Slievenamon club and will be missed. 

Golf Classic

Arrangements for the upcoming July classic will take place at a club meeting next Friday night at 9.30 in the sports field. Anybody who can help is more than welcome to attend. This year’s classic will be held in the Slievenamon golf club. 


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