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Huge Game Coming Up for Hurlers July 23rd

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Huge Game Coming Up for Hurlers

On the week that former Mullinahone player Paul Kelly is to rejoin the Tipperary senior hurling panel recent results have decreed that Mullinahone face a huge hurling game on Sunday next. 

Last weekend they played Ballingarry in Fethard in the league section of the South Tipp senior hurling championship. Earlier league results meant that Mullinahone had qualified for the semi-finals but Ballingarry had not. In last weekends game Ballingarry came from behind to beat Mullinahone by four points to win a semi-final place. Now on Sunday both sides must meet again in Kilsheelin in the South Tipp semi-final. 

This time the game is knockout, with the winners advancing to the South Tipp final, which will be played at a later date. If Mullinahone fail to win it will be the third year in a row that they have failed to reach the South Tipp final, a far cry from the heady heights that the club reached in 2002. With the club supplying two of the better players to the Tipperary hurling team it is important to arrest the clubs downward spiral. 

This year to reach the semi-final we have defeated Swan now out of the county and south championships and Ballybacon/Grange up this year from intermediate ranks. We have lost to local rivals Killenaule (the south champions) and Ballingarry. 

Since we became seniors in 1992 we have not failed to reach the divisional final three years in a row. It is hoped that we be at full strength for next Sunday’s semi-final, but injuries to both Paul Curran and Pat Croke are a worry. While some of our elder warriors seem to be waning, our supporters will be hoping that the younger guns will step up to the mark. Defeat on Sunday will also see us fall into the county qualifiers where we would join a number of very prominent teams who have been eliminated from their own championships. 

Sunday’s game is also about local pride and supporters will be hoping that they will have a team to talk about rather than successful individuals. Hopefully the attention given to our senior hurling team will bear fruit. Supporters are asked to come out in numbers and get behind the team. Definitely the pressure is building. 

Lotto

The last local lotto draw took place on Monday, July 14th.

The numbers drawn were:

11, 16, 23 & 24

We had no jackpot winner but five lucky punters shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Congrats to:

Eleanor Quirke

Eimear O Duffy

Michelle O Shea

Chuck & Hank

The jackpot continues to swell and next week, July 28th, could be worth €8,900.

However, to win it you must first be in.
 

Lovely Evening

The glow of Munster hurling final success continued to bathe Mullinahone in a warm glow last Tuesday evening. The sun was shining and the local GAA ground looked a picture when the Munster Cup was brought to the village by four members of the Tipperary team led by Eoin Kelly, who also led the team on the field. Eoin was accompanied by Paul Curran and the quartet was filled by the Killenaule pair Declan Fanning and Patrick Kerwick. 

The ground was a mass of colour with Tipperary, Mullinahone and Killenaule jerseys to the fore. Before the arrival of the cup Mullinahone had been playing Killenaule at under 6, under 8, and under 10 level, so there was no shortage of young people around. All four lads were most obliging in the matter of posing for photographs, singing jerseys and autographs and just chatting to the crowd who quickly assembled. 

It was certainly a huge improvement on bringing the cup to pubs and all four lads are to be congratulated on the part they played on a lovely evening. They made excellent ambassadors for the team and hurling in general. 

Broadband

It is reported that broadband could be rolled out in Mullinahone early in 2009. In a recent letter Tom Hayes TD, stated that two companies would be willing to supply broadband to Mullinahone depending on demand. 

If interested contact: 01 4818400. A call or letter to Eircom would not go astray either. 

Parish News

Anniversary Masses this weekend:

Saturday July 26th, 8pm: William and Mary Brigid Tobin, Ballydavid.

Sunday July 27th, 9.30am: Judy and John Gahan, Carrick Street.

Sunday July 27th, 11.30am: Mamie and Pattie McCormack, Ballyvalea. 

Sign on church door “you aren’t too bad to come in and you aren’t good enough to stay out” 

Kickham County Weekend

Will be held from August 8th to 10th and a variety of events are scheduled. Official opening will be performed by Ms Liz Howard, Uachtarain, Cumann Camogaiochta na nGael.

 

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