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Jack Represents Ireland in Boxing May 30

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Jack Represents Ireland in Boxing

May 18th was a huge day in the crowded sporting life of Jack Shelly of Clonagoose. That day Jack did his family, his Parish and his boxing club proud when he lined out on international duty for Ireland against England in an international boxing tournament.

Earlier this year, young Jack hit the headlines when he won the Irish Boy 2 under 57kg Championship. This was the second year in a row Jack won an Irish Title. One of the rewards was recognition by the Irish Boxing Selectors of Jack’s skill when he was chosen on the irish team to box in Dungarvan agianst an English selection.

When Jack ducked under the ropes wearing the green singlet of Ireland, he was supported by a huge crowd of Mullinahone supporters and by supporters from his club Slievenamon B.C. The fight itself was a thrilling contest. It brought the crowd to their feet throughout the bout. Jack’s opponent was Ben Ako from Liverpool. Both lads gave everything but alas victory went to the Liverpool lad.

Many of Jack’s supporters disagreed with the controversial decision. No doubt, Jack like the Munster Rugby Team, will learn from his narrow defeat. Both boys received a standing ovation from the crowd who regarded this contest as the bout of the tournament.

Well done Jack and hard luck on not making a winning start to your international career. Next season, Jack will be going for his third national title in a row. The day after his school hurling team Scoil Ruain Killenaule to a munster “first year” hurling championship.

Ah Come on Tom

For some time local owners of the horse “Ah come on Tom” have suffered as their horse failed to land race honours. However, at Navan n Sunday week last, “Ah come on Tom” surprised the lot and romped home at the goodly odds of 12 to 1. The horse is trained in the area by well known trainer Edward O Grady.

“All goods things come to him who waits” goes the old saying. This indeed true of “Ah come on Tom”. Keen to trumpet the virtue of the horse is local racing correspondent John Willie Smyth.

Bikers Visit

On Saturday morning May 17th, the streets of the little village were rather crowded. Most thought that this was because First Communion was taking place in the local St. Michael’s Church but this wasn’t entirely true.

The village at the same time receiving a visit from a troop of bikers. These about fifty in numbers, belonged to a Welsh biking group who were touring the South of Ireland. Thoughts of bikers bring trouble to the minds of the general public but this could not be further from the truth as many of the visiting group were not teenage tearaways but were actually well into middle age.

Harleys were all the rage, though BSA, Ducati and Gilera were also showing the flag in this classical convention. The bikers had stopped for refreshments on their journey to Kilkenny and were entertained on the Square by Mullinahones answer to Aker Bill on the trumpet. On an historical note, this area of Mullinahone heard the notes of the trumpet and the sounds of Jazz long before they reached Dublin or even London.

Back in the mist of time, Miss Nora Redmond whose folk ran a hotel in Carrick Street, got the music from a friend in America. “Oh when the saints go marching on”.

St Michael’s National School

Currently the pupils of St Michael’s National School are in rehearsal for their production of “Aladdin”. This will be presented in the school hall on Thursday evening June 5th. We are all looking forward to seeing such as “Aladdin” and “Widow Twanky”. 

The following Saturday evening June 7th, St. Michael’s national school will say goodbye to their long serving teacher Ms. Mairead Anglim or Mairead Molloy when she began services in St Michaels twenty six years ago.

A special Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church at 8pm and this will be followed by a “goodbye gathering” in the school hall as a thank you to Mairead for her years of service. 

Well Done Girls

Two local girls have been hitting the sporting high spots recently. Lucy Woodside of Kickham Place was chosen to represent Tipperary in the Spar Kids Day of Action in Dublin. She was coached by Sean Og O hAilpin, Derval O Rourke, Katie Taylor and David Gillick. 

Congratulations also to Erin Connolly on being selected on the Tipperary primary schools ladies football team. Well done to both girls. Lucy and Erin are pupils of  St. Michaels National School. 

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday May 19th. The winning numbers were 15, 22, 23 and 24. 

We had no jackpot winner but two people shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Well done to Eileen Cronin and Frances Cronin. Next week because of the bank holiday, the lotto draw will not take place until Tuesday night June 3rd, when the jackpot may have climbed to €7,700.

Remember to win you must first be in. 

Underage GAA

The under 8 blitz held in Mullinahone on Monday evening May 19th was a wonderful success. Before these notes appear and under 8 hurling blitz will have taken place in Cloneen. Our under 12’s have hurling and football training each Monday evening at 7pm. 

Our under 16’s played St. Pats last Thursday and were unlucky to go down 3-9 to 1-8. Well done to two of our players on being chosen as hurler and footballer of the year in Ballingarry recently. The duo were Gary Cronin and Eoin Fennelly.

 

Parish News

Congratulations to Pascal O Gorman, Ballylanigan and Susan McCreary, Kilkenny and to Brian Molloy, Blackthorn Walk and Lisa Dooley, Blackthorn Walk who were married recently. 

Anniversary masses next weekend:

Saturday May 31st 8pm:  Sr. Agnes English

Sunday June 1st 9am: John McGuire, Killaghy Street

Sunday June 1st 11.30am: Sally and Michael Scott, Jamestown. 

Vandalism

Most local people will know “The finger post”. It is the place outside Ninemilehouse where the Mullinahone road leaves or joins the main Kilkenny to Clonmel Road. There is a very nice lay-by there across from the county council store yard. From the lay-by there is a lovely view of the valley of the Anner and a fine map of South Tipperary. 

Over the weekend, I visited the area twice. I noticed that the map which is a great help to tourists has been completely blotted out with paint etc. This is pure vandalism and didn’t happen unknown to everybody. People are too tolerant of such anti-social acts. The perpetrators deserve to be reported. 

Juvenile Club

At our recent meeting plans for our annual U12 hurling tournament were put in place. This year’s event will take place in August on Saturday 31st. Two teams from north of the country will take place this year. Both these teams and mentors will be accommodated with families around the parish. This is a wonderful day’s enjoyment and we invite all our supporters to write it into your diaries in time. 

Some of our young players have been very successful in recent weeks. In Ballingarry school Gary Cronin has been named hurler of the year while his club made Eoin Fennelly won the footballer of the year award. 

Ten of our players were part of  the Scoil Ruain team who beat Causeway in the Munster final. Well done to Jack Shelly (Capt.), Richie Walsh, Killian Skorka, David and Sean Walzer, Conor Vaughan, Robert O Reilly, Luke Mullally, Jack McCarthy and Paul Gayson.

The future certainly looks good. 

Tipperary Draw

The first draw for the current year takes place this Friday night. This draw has monthly prizes of cars, holidays and cash. You are also included in the county board lotto. 

It costs €10 per month for 10 monthly draws with months 11 and 12 free. You can pay €100 to enter for the year or can arrange an direct debit. To enter contact Tommy O Sullivan. 

Club Scene

Our senior hurlers still await their 1st round game in the south championship. Our senior footballers are fixed for the coming week. Our junior B hurlers played a challenge game against Golden on Sunday morning. Junior footballers continue to train on Wednesday nights. 

U21 hurlers and U18 hurlers will continue their championships following exams. As always check your local papers weekly for fixtures and venues. 

Ladies Football

The replay of the junior league between Mullinahone-Slievenamon and Boherlahan took place in Killenaule on 20th May. It was obvious from the start that both teams were hungry for the win and it was going to be a battle to the end. 

The first goal for the team came with a slip through the Boherlahan goalkeeper’s fingers compliments of Rebecca Meagher. Mairead Comerford delivered a nicely put away goal and the Mullinahone-Slievenamon scores reflected a stronger side at half time. 

However, the team went back in with an attitude of its not over until the final whistle blows. The scores at half time were Mullinahone-Slievenamon 2-3, Boherlahan 0-4. The Boherlahan side put up a good fight and came close, keeping the team on their tiptoes. Boherlahan scored three goals in the second half illustrating they were not going to give up easily. Both teams performed a lively and exciting game. Eileen Brennan scored the final sneaky goal for the team and Rebecca Meagher had a terrific game scoring a total of 1-4 for the team. Fortunately the team came out on top, with a score of 3-13 to Mullinahone-Slievenamon, to Boherlahan 3-5. 

The team on the day included: Nicky Higgins, Aimee Maloney, Alison Fennelly, Majella Regan, Rebecca Meagher, Ailish Langton, Joanne Cody, Gillian Collins, Aoife Fogarty, Roisin O Meara, Jenny Meagher (captain), Mika Bordoul, Anita Walsh, Eileen Brennan, Mairead Comerford, Aisling O Brien, Gillian Fogarty, Caroline Meagher, Kathleen Lonergan, Patricia Lonergan and Brid Costelloe. 

Congratulations to all the team and the best of luck in the final. Date of final to be decided.

St Michael’s National School

Currently the pupils of St Michael’s National School are in rehearsal for their production of “Aladdin”. This will be presented in the school hall on Thursday evening June 5th. We are all looking forward to seeing such as “Aladdin” and “Widow Twanky”.

 

The following Saturday evening June 7th, St. Michael’s national school will say goodbye to their long serving teacher Ms. Mairead Anglim or Mairead Molloy when she began services in St Michaels twenty six years ago.

 

A special Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church at 8pm and this will be followed by a “goodbye gathering” in the school hall as a thank you to Mairead for her years of service.

 

Well Done Girls

Two local girls have been hitting the sporting high spots recently. Lucy Woodside of Kickham Place was chosen to represent Tipperary in the Spar Kids Day of Action in Dublin. She was coached by Sean Og O hAilpin, Derval O Rourke, Katie Taylor and David Gillick.

 

Congratulations also to Erin Connolly on being selected on the Tipperary primary schools ladies football team. Well done to both girls. Lucy and Erin are pupils of  St. Michaels National School.

 

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday May 19th. The winning numbers were 15, 22, 23 and 24.

 

We had no jackpot winner but two people shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Well done to Eileen Cronin and Frances Cronin. Next week because of the bank holiday, the lotto draw will not take place until Tuesday night June 3rd, when the jackpot may have climbed to €7,700.

 

Remember to win you must first be in.

 

Underage GAA

The under 8 blitz held in Mullinahone on Monday evening May 19th was a wonderful success. Before these notes appear and under 8 hurling blitz will have taken place in Cloneen. Our under 12’s have hurling and football training each Monday evening at 7pm.

 

Our under 16’s played St. Pats last Thursday and were unlucky to go down 3-9 to 1-8. Well done to two of our players on being chosen as hurler and footballer of the year in Ballingarry recently. The duo were Gary Cronin and Eoin Fennelly.

 

Parish News

Congratulations to Pascal O Gorman, Ballylanigan and Susan McCreary, Kilkenny and to Brian Molloy, Blackthorn Walk and Lisa Dooley, Blackthorn Walk who were married recently.

 

Anniversary masses next weekend:

Saturday May 31st 8pm:  Sr. Agnes English

Sunday June 1st 9am: John McGuire, Killaghy Street

Sunday June 1st 11.30am: Sally and Michael Scott, Jamestown.

 

Vandalism

Most local people will know “The finger post”. It is the place outside Ninemilehouse where the Mullinahone road leaves or joins the main Kilkenny to Clonmel Road. There is a very nice lay-by there across from the county council store yard. From the lay-by there is a lovely view of the valley of the Anner and a fine map of South Tipperary.

 

Over the weekend, I visited the area twice. I noticed that the map which is a great help to tourists has been completely blotted out with paint etc. This is pure vandalism and didn’t happen unknown to everybody. People are too tolerant of such anti-social acts. The perpetrators deserve to be reported.

 

Juvenile Club

At our recent meeting plans for our annual U12 hurling tournament were put in place. This year’s event will take place in August on Saturday 31st. Two teams from north of the country will take place this year. Both these teams and mentors will be accommodated with families around the parish. This is a wonderful day’s enjoyment and we invite all our supporters to write it into your diaries in time.

 

Some of our young players have been very successful in recent weeks. In Ballingarry school Gary Cronin has been named hurler of the year while his club made Eoin Fennelly won the footballer of the year award.

 

Ten of our players were part of  the Scoil Ruain team who beat Causeway in the Munster final. Well done to Jack Shelly (Capt.), Richie Walsh, Killian Skorka, David and Sean Walzer, Conor Vaughan, Robert O Reilly, Luke Mullally, Jack McCarthy and Paul Gayson.

The future certainly looks good.

 

Tipperary Draw

The first draw for the current year takes place this Friday night. This draw has monthly prizes of cars, holidays and cash. You are also included in the county board lotto.

 

It costs €10 per month for 10 monthly draws with months 11 and 12 free. You can pay €100 to enter for the year or can arrange an direct debit. To enter contact Tommy O Sullivan.

 

Club Scene

Our senior hurlers still await their 1st round game in the south championship. Our senior footballers are fixed for the coming week. Our junior B hurlers played a challenge game against Golden on Sunday morning. Junior footballers continue to train on Wednesday nights.

 

U21 hurlers and U18 hurlers will continue their championships following exams. As always check your local papers weekly for fixtures and venues.

 

Ladies Football

The replay of the junior league between Mullinahone-Slievenamon and Boherlahan took place in Killenaule on 20th May. It was obvious from the start that both teams were hungry for the win and it was going to be a battle to the end.

 

The first goal for the team came with a slip through the Boherlahan goalkeeper’s fingers compliments of Rebecca Meagher. Mairead Comerford delivered a nicely put away goal and the Mullinahone-Slievenamon scores reflected a stronger side at half time.

 

However, the team went back in with an attitude of its not over until the final whistle blows. The scores at half time were Mullinahone-Slievenamon 2-3, Boherlahan 0-4. The Boherlahan side put up a good fight and came close, keeping the team on their tiptoes. Boherlahan scored three goals in the second half illustrating they were not going to give up easily. Both teams performed a lively and exciting game. Eileen Brennan scored the final sneaky goal for the team and Rebecca Meagher had a terrific game scoring a total of 1-4 for the team. Fortunately the team came out on top, with a score of 3-13 to Mullinahone-Slievenamon, to Boherlahan 3-5. 

The team on the day included: Nicky Higgins, Aimee Maloney, Alison Fennelly, Majella Regan, Rebecca Meagher, Ailish Langton, Joanne Cody, Gillian Collins, Aoife Fogarty, Roisin O Meara, Jenny Meagher (captain), Mika Bordoul, Anita Walsh, Eileen Brennan, Mairead Comerford, Aisling O Brien, Gillian Fogarty, Caroline Meagher, Kathleen Lonergan, Patricia Lonergan and Brid Costelloe. 

Congratulations to all the team and the best of luck in the final. Date of final to be decided.

 

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