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Cork Win brings stoneman to life Jun15th

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Cork Win Brings Stone Man to Life

Mullinahone took park in the great Tipperary trek to Cork on Sunday last. While the numbers who travelled may not have been up to the great treks of the other days, there was a definite increase in increased interest over that displayed in more recent years. 

The local mood was much more upbeat than that which existed for last years quarter final with Wexford. Of course, our own flag was proudly flown by our two representatives of the county team. Eoin Kelly was the captain of the side. Of course, the 1-7 that he scored shoved him up even further on the list of all time championship scorers. Never before in the history of our clubs has one of our players’ captained Tipperary to Munster Senior Championship game victory in hurling.

Back in 2003, Brian O Meara led Tipperary to several victories but these were in the qualifiers. At the other end of the field, Paul Curran is playing great hurling and his displays are so good that he in managing to keep a current All Star on the subs bench. 

The first senior championship win over Cork in Cork for more than eighty years brought even “The Stone Man” on the village square to life. In the very early hours of Sunday night/ Monday morning, he somehow donned a Tipperary heresy and pronounced himself ready for the Munster final. At the moment, his time clock is a little out of sync and he may get into trouble with the team’s current sponsors as the jersey he is wearing seems to be a “Finches” one.

Incidentally our “Stone Man” didn’t even exist when we last beat Cork in the hurling championship by the Lee. Local will soon get a chance to see the Cork heroes in action on Saturday evening next in the South Championship when Mullinahone will take on Ballybacon. 

As well as seeing our own two lads in action, we also have the chance to see Tipperary goalie Brendan Cummins in action with Ballybacon. This of course presents local children with the chance to see television hurling stars playing in the flesh if their parents would bring them along to the game on Saturday evening. 

Local Lotto Draw

Our local lotto draw took place on Tuesday night due to the bank holiday on Monday June 2nd.

The numbers drawn were:

10, 14, 18 & 21

We have no jackpot winner but five people shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Our congratulations to:

Sally Brett

Colin Kinnane

Michael Hannon

Paddy Morrissey

Margaret and Nicole Scott Next draw will be on Monday next June 16th when the jackpot could be €8,000. Were you to win, you could certainly travel to the Munster Hurling Final in style.

 

Thank You Mairead

On Saturday evening last, St. Michael’s National School came together to honour Ms. Mairead Anglim who has just retired after 26 years of excellent service to the children and parents of St. Michael’s National School.
Mairead took up a position in St. Michael’s as Mairead Molloy in 1982. The evening of thanks giving began with a special Mass in St. Michael’s Church celebrated by Fr. McGrath P.P. After Mass the celebrations and presentations continued in the beautiful hall of St. Michael’s National School.


Many tributes were paid to Mairead and pupils representing her 26 years in Mullinahone greeted her. Tea was served to the many visitors by members of the Board of Management and their helpers. To Mairead, we say “Go raibh maigh agat as do sheirbhis” and may you enjoy a deserved retirement. To all those who organised the evening on behalf of the rest of us, we say “Mile buiochas”.

 

Ladies Football

The U12 girls played their semi-final against Killenaule in Mullinahone on the 30th May. The girls had a great win over Killenaule and the final score was Mullinahone 2-11, Killenaule 2-5. The final will be played against Emly and the date and venue are to be decided.

The panel included: Niamh Bambrick, Lorraine O Shea, Sarah Lawlor, Ailish O Meara, Ciara McDonald, 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.

 

Best Wishes Lorraine

Mullinahone ladies football has much to celebrate this week as one of our own, Lorraine O Shea will be on the county U14 team who have qualified for the All Ireland final this year. A huge congratulation is extended to Lorraine and the very best of luck from all in ladies football. 

Fundamental Course

This course, which takes place on Saturday, 14th of June, is for those interested in training ladies football. If you are unable to attend on the day  a later date can also be set. Anyone interested can receive more information by contacting Helena on 087 9360783. 

Golf Classic

Arrangements are well underway for our July classic in the Slievenamon Golf Club. Any teams wishing to play should book their time as soon as possible with Joe Pollard.
Joe is heading up a committee to run this year’s event. More detailed information will be published next week. 

GAA

Well done to Eoin Kelly and Paul Curran on Tipperary’s super win over old rivals Cork last Sunday. They now await the winners of Limerick and Clare in the Munster final. It would be nice for us all to get behind the team and the lads and lets show some colour around the parish and village.

 You can see both players in action for their club when Mullinahone take on Ballybacon in the 1st round of the south senior hurling championship next Saturday evening. 

At juvenile level, we had five players representing us with the South Tipp U14 hurlers. Well done to the players involved. Also well done to Martin Cody on successfully coaching Clerihan’s U10 team to County Champions recently. They go on now to represent Tipperary in the Community Games finals. 

The club would like to wish all our players doing exams every success. 

Junior Hurling

This championship is about to start soon. A training session for all juniors intending playing will be held at 7pm on Wednesday night. 

Hall and Gym

On checking recent CCTV footage is has come to our notice that the gym is being used be some non members. If you want to use the gym you must be a member. Also any persons requiring use of the hall must book it in advance. 

To join the gym or book the hall you can contact Jackie Bolger on 086 83
 

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