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July Gets a Wet & Windy Start July 12th

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Long ago in school we learned in geography class about the monsoon season. This season was only associated with hot countries which we never expected to see.

This rainy season of course never came to Ireland. Nowadays it seems that we can’t be too sure anymore if the first week of July is any guide. During the first six days of July 72mm of almost 3’’ of rain has fallen. To put this in perspective the heavy rainfall during the six days is more than the combined total rainfall for the months of April and May this year.

The fact that we have had rainfall each day in not that surprising but the severity of the rainfall is, at the end of June rainfall for the first half of 2008 had reached 463mm. maybe the weather will clear up by St Swithin’s Day (July 14th) but don’t depend on it. Of course we don’t want to see the skies over Tipperary crying on the day after the Munster Final.

Flying the Flag

Tipperary will have three teams playing in Munster finals next weekend. On Saturday, our minor footballers who rallied so well to draw the Munster football final in Cork on Sunday will travel to Ennis to try to win the replay against Kerry.

On Sunday both our minor and senior hurlers will play in Munster finals in Limerick. The minors will play Cork while the seniors tackle Clare. With two stalwarts playing on the senior team we hope that there will be plenty of support in the shape of Tipp flags flying around the parish.

While everybody is aware of the part being played on the senior hurling team by both Eoin Kelly and Paul Curran not as many are aware that playing at centre-forward for the Tipp senior camogie team currently is Mairead Luttrell of Poulacapple.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday, June 30th.

We didn’t have a jackpot winner but Brenda Walsh who won the match 3 prize of €150 came close. Congrats Breda.

The winning numbers drawn were:

10, 25, 27 & 28

Next draw will be on July 47th when the jackpot may have reached €8,600.

However, if you are not in you can’t win.

Well Done Paul

This week we extend congratulations to Paul Meehan of Carrick Street. Paul has just finished six years of unbroken service as editor of our parish newsletter. This is in excess of three hundred issues. Last weekend the Mullinahone parish newsletter, Vol 7. issue No 1 appeared.

To help Paul to maintain the high standard of our newsletter we would encourage parishioners to supply Paul with news items before 6pm on Thursdays. Again thank you Paul for six years of excellent service.



Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Parish News

No morning Mass this week Fr. Breen is on duty at 052 54115. The summer collection for the priests of the archdiocese was taken up last weekend. Thanks to those who contributed. If you didn’t do so it is certainly not too late. Do write your name on the envelopment when you contribute.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

Saturday July 12th at 8pm, anniversary for Michael Cody, Gurteen.

Sunday July 12th at 9.30am, anniversary for Paddy Freeman, Ballywalter.

Junior Golf

Junior golf started in Callan on Monday, June 30th at 8.30am. Beginners who must be ten years old and upwards are welcome.

Munster Final Tickets

With a big demand for tickets for the Munster Final all applications for tickets for the game must be with the club secretary Oliver Vaughan by Thursday, July 10th. Only members can apply.

GAA News

While nearly all GAA supporters in the parish are able to keep up with the progress of our senior football and hurling teams many of them are unable to follow the progress of our lesser teams, be they junior or underage. The genuine supporter’s kike to know how all club teams are going.

For him or her our junior hurling and football teams have been doing well. In the coming weeks we’ll bring readers up to date on results and who has been playing at lesser levels.

Our junior hurlers are undefeated and last week received a mid-week walkover from Fr Sheehy’s. Our minor footballers have qualified for a South Tipp quarter final with St Pat’s, by virtue of a fine win over Ardfinnan. More up to date news next week.


There are reports of excessive noise late at night/early in the morning, from modified car exhausts in the streets of the village. Elderly, middle-aged and family people should not have to put up with this type of nuisance.


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