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Latest Title Recalls 1988 Double Apr 25

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Latest Title Recalls 1988 Double

Last week we reported how our under 21 footballers has won the club’s fourth South Tipperary U21B football title. It was indeed a cause for celebration. We reflected on how the first such title had been won twenty years ago in 1988.

That particular group of players were to go on to win county titles in hurling and football and to issue in the greatest ere in the history in the local club. So far none of the under 21 teams which gave followed the boys of 1988 have managed like them to bring home a county title. Perhaps a reflection on the players who made up that football squad will supply one of the reasons for their success. On the Friday night before the county football final, the club had arranged a dinner dance.

There was consternation when the county final was fixed for the following Sunday. Sick and sore heads would not be a good preparation for the game against Loughmore. The players decided that they would attend the celebration but not drink. It was an approach which was to pay dividends within 48 hours. Not only did that side go pm to win the football title but they won the hurling as well after a replay. It was Mullinahones first ever county hurling title.

For those who may have forgotten or never knew the football panel consisted of Liam O Connor, Eddie Duggan (jnr), Michael Kehoe, Michael Skehan, Jim White, Ray Cody, Pat Egan, Noel Leahy, Sean Brett, Martin Kennedy, Martin Scott, John Leahy, Philip Skehan, John Brett, Peter Costello, Jim O Neill, Miguel Gunn, Paul White, Eamon O Keeffe, Kieran Morrissey and Gerry Bolger.

Perhaps history is about to repeat itself. In the coming weeks, will attempt to recall the under 21 panels which won our 2nd and 3rd South Tipperary titles.


In giving advice to your friend, seek to help and not to please.


“Not Podge & Rodge”

One of those who shared the match 3 prize in our local lotto last week was Rodge & Podge. We are happy to be able to confirm that it is not the famous Network Two duo Podge & Rodge. The fame of our local lotto has not yet reached such exalted levels.

Last weeks draw took place on Monday night, April 14th . We didn’t have a jackpot winner but seven lucky punters shared the match 3 prize of €175.

Congratulations to Tom Hanrahan, Joan O Halloran, Carol Tyrell, Paul Kelly (Clonmel), Ned O Meara, J Gleeson and of course “Podge & Rodge”. Next draw will be on April 28th when the jackpot could be worth €6,950.

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

Parish News

Congratulations to Siobhan O Dwyer of Ballydavid. Siobhan was married recently in St. Michaels Church to Philip Riddle of Ross of Wye in the United Kingdom.


Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Spring collection for the priests of the Archdiocese. Out of the weekly envelope collection, the following requests were complied with recently:

€1,000 for the Holy Places in Jerusalem, €5,000 to Trocaire and €794.20 for the education of the priests.

Anniversary Masses

Next Weekend 26th/ 27th April

Saturday April 26th 8pm anniversary Annie and Dick Fitzgibbon and their son Richard, Carrick Street.

Sunday April 27th 9.30am anniversary John O Meara, Killaghy.

Sunday April 27th 11.30am anniversary Michael Hennessy, Kickham Place.

Kilvemnon National School

Anyone wishing to enrol a child in Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon, for September 2008, please contact the school for an enrolment form before May 1st or telephone the principal at 052 53542.

J.C’s Hair Salon

We welcome new stylist Triona Murphy working in the salon. The phone number is 052 53620. The new salon opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday 9.30am – 1pm - Triona

Wednesday 9.30am – 6pm - Triona

Thursday 9.30am – 6pm – Triona and Josephine

Friday 9.30am – 6pm – Josephine

9.30am – 9pm - Triona

Saturday 9.00am – 6pm – Josephine

9.00am – 5pm – Triona

Thank You Maureen

Recently in our Parish Newsletter, Maureen Hennessy was thanked for the eight years of devoted service she has given to St. Michaels Church as Sacristan. Maureen feels that she cannot any longer give the time required to be Sacristan and wishes to step down from the position. We will certainly miss Maureen but knowing her, I am sure that she will be there to help out in other ways.

Mullinahone GAA Club

Eoin Makes History.

Last Sunday in Limerick Eoin Kelly made history by becoming the first players in our club to captain a Tipperary hurling team in a national field. It was a fitting tribute to a player who has achieved so many honours in his playing career.Eoin certainly led from the front and can be very proud of his now many achievements to date.

A nice touch on the day was seeing Paul Ormonde accept the cup with Eoin. Paul is nominated captain from Loughmore/ Caslteiney but as he wasn’t playing Eoin accepted the cup as vice-captain. Not to be forgotten on the day either was the performance of club mate Paul Curran. Man of the match in the semi final against Kilkenny, Paul has established himself as one of the outstanding full backs of the modern game.

Well done to you both lads. You’ve done your club proud and enjoy your well deserved break with your team mates in Portugal.

Not to be outdone on the day Niall Curran and his Tipperary footballers gained promotion to division 3 of the football league. It was just reward for the efforts they put in all through the league campaign.

Presentation to Sponsors

The juvenile club will hold a presentation night next Friday night at 8.00pm to thank sponsors for their contribution to the juvenile club in 2007.

Without your generous contribution many of the tournaments we run and enter would not be possible.

Club Scene

By the time you read this our U21 footballers will have played their county football semi final against Upperchurch. Because of Tipp’s success in football and hurling senior football and senior hurling seems to be on the back burner for the moment.

Our minors enjoyed a good win over Carrick Davins midweek. Our U12, U14 and U16 teams continue in the championship. Details of all fixtures can be found in all your local papers.

Our U18’s and U10’s continue to train on Saturday mornings at 10 o clock. If you would like your boy or girl to take part go along any Saturday morning and the coaches will be only happy to give your any information you require.

Club Information

If you require any information on our club or would like to join our gym or gain use of our sports hall please contact PRO. Jackie Bolger on 086 8341843 or Assist. Pro. Teresa Dunne, Briarsfield.

Ladies Football

The only team to have a game to contend with this week was our U16’s. A first win for the girls and fantastic win at that. The girls played in the Mullinahone grounds on Wednesday gone with their impressive win over Moylerovers.

In top form with all our forwards showing their ability, putting scores on the board. Orla Meagher who is usually to be found in the back line showed her ability to play well in a different position up in full forward scoring a goal and a point for the team.

In half forward Jenny Logue was excellent, well on top of her game. In centre field Mairead Comerford was in super shape keeping the scores coming for the Mullinahone side. Not to be out done by the forwards our centre back Alison Fennelly came through from the back to put yet another point on the board. Shauna O Brien who is usually to be found playing in the forwards was by no means out of her depth when she took up a half back position and displayed great talent

Our regular goal keeper Sharon Keane was unable to play due to injury but great work in the back line right through to the forward line kept the pressure off Laura Walker in the goal.

The final score on the day was Mullinahone 4-9, Molye Rovers 2-7.

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.

There was great support for the girls on the night and thanks to everyone who was there. The next game on the cards for the girls will be against Clonmel Commercials but no date had been set in stone yet.

The U12 training continues at 4.30 on Wednesday’s and a possible friendly for the juniors against Fethard on Wednesday.

Fundamental Course

There is a fundamental course coming up for anyone interesting helping out with the ladies football. Your support would be gratefully appreciated. For details on the course please contact: Helena at 087 9360783.


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