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Sergeant Sean’s Lifetime of Service May 14th

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Sergeant Sean’s Lifetime of Service
Nearly every child in the country is, or has been, familiar with the characters Postman Pat and Bob the builder. It is amazing how some manes have a special ring about them.In Mullinahone a third name became just as well or even better known. This was sergeant Sean or Sean Walzer who retired form the gardai on May 8th.

Sean first came to Mullinahone as a young garda twenty one years ago. He was soon to make his mark and them he became sergeant in Nenagh for sometime on being promoted. Sean soon returned as sergeant to Mullinahone where he continued to reside with his wife Rosie and their young family. The fact that Sean was living in Mullinahone was of great assistance to both Sean and to the Mullinahone community. In changing times for the police force residence in the area was a huge benefit to the local area. 

He was very interested in sport and like the great Eamon De Valera Sean was born in the USA, though he claimed to be a Clare man. We had to suffer that as Clare climed to the top of the tree in hurling. Sean himself played with Mullinahone and he had his day of glory in 1995, when he scored three goals as Mullinahone won their second South Tipp senior hurling title. 

In later years Sean began to look after teams in the local club. He gave great service to St. Michael’s NS, Mullinahone, as they went on to win numerous county schools titles in conjunction with school principal James Cahill.

We would like to thank Sean for his 21 years of caring for the Mullinahone area so that we could live in peace. Thankfully Sean’s retirement is only from the gardai and we look forward to his role in the local community for many years to come.
 

Boxing

Jack Shelly’s great achievement of winning back to back Irish boxing titles has been recognised. This week’s great news is that Jack has been selected to box for Ireland in the 57kg class in an international against England to be held in Dungarvan on Sunday, May 18th.
Congrats Jack on your selection. The best of luck and local supporters do remember that Dungarvan is less than an hours driving away. 

May Devotions

There will be May Devotions in St Michael’s Church, Mullinahone, each Sunday evening during the month of May at 7pm. 

First Holy Communion

Children in second class attending the three primary schools in our parish will receive their First Holy Communion at a special Mass in St Michaels Church on Saturday, May 17th at 11am.

Tipp Draw

The new draw for the current year has been launched. The draw costs €100 for twelve monthly draws. If you wish to pay monthly this can be arranged for you. By entering you can support your local club as well as our county teams.

Tommy O Sullivan co-ordinates the draw but you can join by contacting any club member. First draw is on May 31st

Defibrillator

We are delighted to have been presented with this life saving device by our local chemist the Mari-Mina chain. We are extremely grateful for this generous gift and wish the Mari-Mina chain every success in their new premises.
Any persons wishing to be trained in its use should give their name to Oliver Vaughan immediately. Following the training course both the defibrillator and the trained personnel will be available to the public.

Juvenile Club

A car wash to raise funds for our juvenile club was held last Saturday in the car park. We were delighted with the response on the day and a special thanks to the washers.

Sports Hall

Our hall and gym have been running now for a couple of years. It is hoped to have as many clubs as possible represented on the committee. For information contact Jackie on 086 8341843.

Club News

Well done to our senior footballers on beating Carrick Swans in the first round of the county senior football championship. Likewise to our under 21 hurlers who beat St Mary’s in the first round. 

Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Tuesday, May 6th. We had no jackpot winner but five lucky people shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Congrats to:

Liam O Brien

Tom Carey

Liam Gahan

Mary English

Paddy Houlihan 

The winning numbers were 2, 3, 14 & 26.

Next draw on May 19th

Public Meeting

Preparations are in hand for a public meeting in Mullinahone concerning conduct on the streets of the village. As the meeting is public all are invited to attend.

Kilvemnon NS

Anyone wishing to enrol a child in Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon, for Sept, 2008 please contact the school at 052 53542. 

Juvenile GAA

The under 21’s have returned to training and the under 14’s had a great game with Kilsheelin in Kilsheelin on Thursday last. The under 16’s went down to Ballyporeen by 3-9 to 1-8. However, we qualified for the semi final but unfortunately lost this to Kilsheelin in Ballyneale on Sunday.
Best of luck to club member Jack Shelly on his international debut in boxing against England.

 

Ladies Football
Our under 12 team played against Moyle Rovers on home ground on Wednesday, May 7th. Unfortunately the girls did not win with the final score tallying up to 3-6 to 7-7. 

Team: Cliodhna Hall, Jane Walker, Aisling Foley, Grace Foley, Joelle Mahoney, Erin Connolly, Sophie Noonan, Lorna Cody, Kerry Lawlor, Sarah Bergin, Fiona Fennelly, Aibhe O Shea, Shauna O Meara, Eimear Horan, Roisin Byrne, Alice Browning, Sarah Sugrue, Aideen O Meara, Lucy Woodside, Gemma Dunne, Vika Lacey, Nicole Shelly, Shauna Maloney, Ciara Byrne, Becky Lomax, Emma Kelly, Tara Gayson, Alice Crowe, Aimee Doheny and Sarah Corcoran.

 

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