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Floods but Yet no water!

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Plenty of Floods Yet No Water

In common with the rest of the country Mullinahone has been deluged with extremely heavy rainfall since the beginning of the month.

On august 15th between 10am and 10am on August 16th, 42.3mm of rainfall as recorded locally. Such heavy rainfall could be expected to bring floods but fortunately they turned out to be less serious than those in the past.

In recent times continued heavy rain has caused concern re flooding around the square. The problem seems to be caused by pipes and drains going into the village stream which become backed up with flood waters. About ten years ago a splendid job was carried out cleaning up the village stream. This scheme as set in motion by local people helping themselves.

Later the local authority and government funds chipped in to complete the job. All has worked well until recently when problems began to show up. It now seems that surface water up towards the school has been diverted from its old path towards the river and this causes a problem for those around the square.

One local man on the Ballydonnell road was semi satisfied with flood precautions taken recently. At his own expense running well into four figures he had built up a roadside channel, passing his house to carry the roadside water past his house. At the height of the floods racing past his house the place looked like a kayak racing course.

Not a drop of water came but the same time not a drop of water was coming from his water supply on this stretch of road. It is likely to be a very hot topic in the 2009 local elections. No doubt there are plenty of people in the area who have flood water stories and water famine stories to tell.

Good Run Ends

The good run of the Tipperary senior hurlers came to an end in Croke Park on Sunday. General consensus is that the number of locals who travelled was down on the numbers who made the trip in the past.

Our own reps on the team did not let us down but now that we are out of the All Ireland we can no longer enjoy ourselves in the reflected glory of the Tipp seniors. Now we have to depend on our own local resources. The county senior hurling championship draw has given us a second chance to make up for our loss to Ballingarry in the South Tipp semi-final, as the last sixteen of the county we are drawn to play Ballingarry again.

No doubt they will relish this chance because it is quite a while since we last won a knockout match in senior hurling. With Tipp out of the senior hurling the day of reckoning could come quicker than expected.

Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on August 5th.

The winning numbers drawn were:

2, 10, 21 & 26

We did not have a jackpot winner but Margaret Kelly, Aine Brett, the Direen family, Maura and Aine, Joe Doheny, David Byrne and Michael O Brien shared the match 3 prize of €175.

Congrats to one and all. Next draw will be on Monday, August 25th, when the jackpot could be worth €9,500.

Remember to win you must be in!

Bridge

Are you interested in learning to play contract bridge?

If so come to the Knocknagow Centre, Mullinahone, on Wednesday Sept 3rd at 7.30pm for further details.

Bishop Freeman

The visit of Bishop Seamus Freeman to his native parish on August 10th was a great event and hugely successful.

The following thank you appeared in our weekly newsletter form Fr John McGrath PP,

“My sincere thanks to all who prepared the church for Bishop Seamus Freeman’s home coming and Mass of Thanksgiving. I thank Sheila Foley and the committee of the community council and the Kickham Country Weekend for their formal welcome as Bishop Seamus arrived at the church.

Thanks to Rosaleen Walzer (booklet), Rose Byrne (flowers) Eugene O Meara (decorating) Tommy O Connor (flags) John and Ivan O Sullivan (grounds) Tommy O Sullivan (flag poles) Brendan O Gorman, Maureen Lanigan, Jerry Barrett, Helen Carey, Paul Meehan (newsletter) altar society and Eucharistic ministers.

Thanks to the Diocesan choir and to Mrs Helan O Brien who provided a meal in the community centre.

It was a special day in our parish.

Thank you.

Playgroup

Enrolment will take place on Monday, August 25th at 8pm in the playgroup building behind the Community Hall. Parents are welcome to come and view the premises, meet the teachers and committee and collect enrolment packs.

Playgroup will re-open on Monday, September 1st at 9.15am. Thank you in advance for your attendance. We look forward to meeting you.

Thank You

The Freeman, McGuire and Healy families would like to say a special thanks to Fr McGrath for all his hard work and to the people of Mullinahone for the warm welcome they gave to Bishop Freeman last Sundau
 

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