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Special Days for 26 Boys & Girls

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Special Days for 26 Boys & Girls

Saturday was a wonderful day in the lives of 26 boys and girls attending our local primary schools. After many months of careful preparation the boys and girls received their First Holy Communion at a special Mass celebrated in St Michael’s Church.

The special Mass was said by parish priest Fr John McGrath. The new liturgy programme “In memory of me” was launched in the parish by Sister Essie Hayes. This programme involved family, school and parish. Credit to the teachers of second class in each of the three primary schools in the parish, Kilvemnon, Mullinahone and Poulacapple and to all the staffs in the respective schools.  A special word of  Ms Mairead O Halloran who prepared the choir in conjunction with organist Kevin Hickey.

The church itself looked wonderful on the big day both inside and out. Ms Rose Byrne provided a most imaginative floral display inside the church and Ivan O Sullivan, Brendan O Gorman, Tommy O Connor and Dick Maher attended to the environs. Of course the Man above also contributed to the happiness  of the occasion by sending a grand fine day.

Those who received their First Holy communion were from Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon: Tara Gayson, Katie Madigan and Naeema Paget – Trudgill from St Oliver Plunkett’s school, Poulacapple: Keith Byrne, Margaret Foely, Andrew Gleeson, Kate Gleeson, Christopher McDonald, Maggie Willand, Brid Roantree and Ciara Hogan and from St. Michael’s NS: Katelyn Brett, Jordan Denn, Sean Fitzgerald, Baylea Grace, Paul Houlihan, Dylan St John, Rebecca Webster, John Woodside, Daniel Butler O Neill, Oisin Drennan, Emily Gahan, Emer Guiry, Ryan Sawyer, Jack Walsh and David Whelan.

To each of the 26 girls and boys we extend our congratulations and best wishes. No doubt each and everyone had a very special day.

Play Group
Our local Mullinahone play group which operates in the local Knocknagow Community Centre will hold a church gate collection after each Mass this coming weekend. Our play group has carried out great development in recent years so your support is requested.

Please be generous.


Well Done Sean

Congrats to Sean Birmingham of Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon. Sean has been chosen as one of the footballers to represent Tipperary in an 11 a side primary schools “Go Games” against Limerick schools in Fermoy on Sunday next.

This game is being played in conjunction with the Tipperary v Limerick Munster senior football championship game. To play in this game is a great honour for Sean and for his parents John and Monica who live in Ballycullen. It is also an honour for Sean’s schools and for his parish club.

Let’s hope that this is the first step on the road to super stardom for Seam. Well done. Perhaps the local air is responsible. The first Gaelic football team to represent Mullinahone was drawn from the Ballycullen area one hundred and twenty years ago. Go n-eiri leat a Sheain.

Ladies Football

The under 14 girls played against Moyle Rovers in the opposition’s home ground on Sunday last. The girls played well but unfortunately were beaten by the home side. The final score came to Moyle Rovers 3-10 to Mullinahone 2-5. The under 14 panel included Niamh Bambrick, Lorraine O Shea, Sarah Lawlor, Ailish O Meara, Ciara MacDonald, Catherine Foley, Jenny Logue, Michaela Reilly, Colleen Kennedy, Olga Lacey, Jessica Scriven, Keara Murray, Erin Connolly, Kerrie Lawlor, Lorna Cody, Fiona Fennelly, Lucy Woodside, Teresa Dunne, Casey Fleming, Eimear Horan, Aisling Foley and Marie Lyons.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot continues to tantalise. On Monday, May 12th the jackpot was not won. There was however five match three winners who shared €150.
The winning numbers drawn ware: 2, 12, 14 & 19

Congrats to:

Mary Fitzgibbon

Helen Hawe

Cerys Pleavin

Margaret Dunne

Jo Bolger 

Next draw will be on May 26th when the jackpot could reach €7,400.

However you won’t win if first you are not in.

 Soccer Club

The local soccer club Mullinahone AFC are currently erecting dressing rooms and showers at their Callan Road pitch. This is necessary but expensive venture and even with available funds the club needs to raise a minimum of €30,000.

In an attempt to raise money the club are running a sponsor a block campaign among supporters. Blocks cost €25 each and you can sponsor as many blocks as you wish. Tickets may be obtained from local shops and from club officials and members.

Your much needed support will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged.

Happy Days
Our local GAA club have had a couple of good days on the field recently. First in action were our senior footballers. They played Carrick Swan in the first round of the county championship in Kilsheelin. In the end Mullinahone came out on top by 0-14 to 1-5.

The following day we played St Mary’s in the first round of the South Tipp under 21 B hurling championship. Again we had a good win by 2-16 to 3-6. Two good wins for manager Sean O Meara and happy days to look forward to later in the summer.


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