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It is hard to believe but the longest day (June 21st)

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It is hard to believe but the longest day (June 21st) is almost upon us. We have noticed the longer evenings but for some reason, we haven’t been getting that feeling of long warm summer evenings. 

It came as a surpirse to many that the month of May this year was one of the warmest Mays on record. Of course, we knew that rainfall in the month was light with only 38.7mm of rain falling on 15 days during the month. The old saying “a wet and windy May fills the barns with corn and hay” must have caused worry to farming folk as wet and windy it was not. 

It is no surprise with growth so slow that the silage season has been late in getting under way. Of course, the advent of silage machines on the roads requires us to take even more care in our driving. There have been one or two not too serious spills lately. The weather in June has been in the mould of May little rainfall but no great warmth in the sunshine either. 

On the schools front, we know that it is summer because in post primary school the exams are virtually over and primary  schools are winding down for the “boring summer season”. On the sportsfields, games have got a new lease of life with Tipperary hurling in particular, getting a great boost with the win in Cork.

Next Sunday will tell us whether we must travel to Limerick or Thurles for the final. Having had no senior hurling championship game until last weekend, our seniors are out again on Saturday evening next in Fethard when they cross caman’s with South Champions and table toppers Killenaule. 

Yes the signs of summer are to be seen around the area alright. This time next week the days will already beginning to shorten.

 

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot now looks plump and juicy and well worth winning.

The draw tool place on Monday June 9th.

The numbers drawn were:

17, 19, 24 & 27

I was told that the jackpot had a close cal but in the end, it was still there. The match 3 prize of €150 was shared between Vicky and Emmy and Liam O Brien. Well done and congrats to them all. 

The next jackpot draw will be on Monday night next June 23rd when the jackpot could be worth €8,150. However, if you are not in you cannot win. 

No Tigers

Looking back through the parish registers, one finds plenty of people named Woods. However, none of them appears to have the christian name Tiger. I wonder will the said Tiger Woods appear in the local golf classic which has been arranged for the Slievenamon Golf Club on July 4th and 5th. To book a tee off time, please phone Thomas Lonergan at 052 53334 or 087 2241428 or Joe Pollard at 087 6639426.

More information to follow as locals attempt to follow the tracks of the Tiger. 

Moving Up

Local hurler Eoin Kelly is moving up the all time hurling scoring charts. Against Cork, Eoin scored a goal and seven points. This gave him a grand total of 12 goals and 239 points (275 points) scored in 36 championship outings for Tipperary. As a result of his last game, Eoin has now moved into 5th place on the all-time scorers championship list, passing his last outing the great Nicky Rockard of Wexford. Eoin is of course, the leading Tipperary scorer of all time. 

Juvenile GAA

Our under 10’s had a great win against St. Pat’s recently. Training is on Tuesdays at 6pm.
At under 12 level, we played two good matches recently. Our hurlers played Grangemockler/ Ballyneale and won but our footballers lost to Fethard. Training on Mondays at 7pm.
Our under 14’s have arranged training on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm and on Saturdays at 10am. 

Sympathy

The death occurred recently of county board treasurer Michael Spike Nolan. Spike as he was known to us all was a complete gentleman and a pleasure to work with. Indeed he was a great friend to many of our county players over the years and also to our various club officers.

We extend our sympathy to his family, his club and his many friends. 

We extend our sympathy also to Teckie Brett and her family on the death of her father.  In recent years he became a very familiar figure in the village with his many visits.

Teckie is principle of our local Kilvemnon school and actively promotes games throughout the year. 

Our prayers are offered for all the deceased, R.I.P. 

Ladies Football

The u12 B team played their final on June 11th at 7pm in New Inn. The girls played against Emly who on the day were the stronger side. Two goals were scored on the day, one from Kerry Lawlor and the other coming from Laurna Cody. The girls put up a g ood fight and Aoibhe O Shea scored the only point in the game for the team. The final score tallied was Mullinahone 2-1 to Emly’s 4-7. 

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

Thank You

The Mullinahone ladies football club would like to extend their gratitude to Doanl O Brien, photographer, for his kind donation to the club.

 

 

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