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Feast of Hurling for Mullinahone Aug 29th

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Feast of Hurling for Mullinahone

Next Saturday, August 30th, it will be a big day in the life of our underage GAA club.

Our club will be running major underage inter-county club tournaments at under 12 and under 10 level.

This hurling tournament has been going on now for a number of years. This years tournament is bigger than ever with extra teams being invited in. three teams from Ulster will be staying in the parish for the 2008 event.

Expected guests this year will be Caslteblaney, Co. Monaghan and from across the boarder will come St John’s from Belfast and Limavaddy, Co Derry. The under 10 section will involve local teams from the neighbouring parishes. Many of the teams who have supported the competition over the years will be returning again this year such as Galway, Clare, Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny.

The day’s events will start with a parade of the competing teams through the village to the local sports field from the Forge Meadow. The Moycarkey Pipe Band will lead the teams in the parade through the village. Games will go on all day and will be co-ordinated from the local sports field.

The two competitions will take the format of round robin league sections with knockout play offs in semi-finals etc. To further add to the interest Tipp FM will be broadcasting from the sports field on Saturday with both the Fran Curry Show and the Paddy Finnucane Sports Show coming direct from Mullinahone. So, see local radio in action and have requests played for your friends within and outside the county.

The finals of the competitions are due to take place between 6pm and 7pm with the President of GAA Nicky Brennan, due to present the prizes to the winners. To make the event safe for everybody stewards and helpers are required on the day. Anybody who can afford to donate a couple of hours please give your names to the juvenile club officers Johnny Kennedy, Eddie McCarthy or Rita Curran or any other club officer.

Games will commence at 11am. Members of the Tipperary senior hurling team will be present between 1pm and 3pm with the Munster and National League trophies.

Do come along and enjoy what promises to be a great day. Just as important tell your friends about what is happening. Here’s hoping for a fine day. So for the long range forecast it looks favourable.

Water, Water Everywhere

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink” wrote the poet Samuel Coleridge a couple of hundred years ago. He could have been talking about Mullinahone parish in 2008. We have plenty of flooded fields in the area and yet in the middle of it all we have no water from the local authority mains supply in some areas.

Last week two delegations from the area in Ballydonnell and Jamestown met with local authority officials in Clonmel re their lack of water even in the present conditions. Present also at the meeting were Jimmy O Brien MCC and Tom Hayes TD. These specific problems were made clear to both officials and public representatives. The officials promised to report back to the public representatives on these problems in a week. We await developments. Meanwhile another branch of the water service is modernising meters in one of the areas. Are the new meters going to measure the fresh air in the ater pipes?

Flash floods caused by heavy rain are also causing concern in the Square as pipes and gulleys seem to back up very quickly. Perhaps extra water has been diverted into these pipes further away from the river and this is causing problems. No doubt we may have some of the answers shortly.


The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday, August 18th. The jackpot was not won but we have three match three winners who shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Congrats to:

Bridget Egan

Anne Gleeson & Rusty

The winning numbers were:

8, 14, 18 & 21

The next draw will be on Monday, September 1st when the jackpot could be worth €9,650. However, you can’t win if you are not in!

Community Council Draw

June results

€150: Liam Tobin, Mullinoly

€70: Maura O Sullivan, Carrick St

€25: Lena Saunders, Coolagh

€25: Tom O Keeffe, Mullinahy

€20: Davy O Brien, Carrick Road

July results

€150: Brian O Halloran, Drangan

€70: Marie Maher, Rossane

€25: Bridget Keating, Kickham Place

€25: Bridget Egan, Bawnavrona

€20: Michael Watters, Jamestown

For Beginners

Are you interested in learning to play contract bridge? If you want to find our more come to the Knocknagow Community Centre on Wednesday next, September 3rd at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Parish News

Congratulations and best wishes to Claire Cummins of Rossane, who was recently married to John Cawley of Thurles, masses next weekend Saturday August 30th at 8pm.Anniversary Billy Cantwell, Kickham Street: Sunday, August 31st, 11:30pm –Anniversary – Thomas and Mary Cahill, Ballydonnell.

Third Time Lucky

The draw for the Tipperary senior hurling championship has thrown together Mullinahone and Ballingarry. Twice this year already we have cross camans with our neighbours in senior hurling without success.The next clash is in September and is a knockout affair. Defeat would spell the end of senior hurling for us in 2008 so players and mentors are expected to prepare most diligently for the game.Incidentally when was the last senior hurling knockout championship game that Mullinahone won?

Councillor Eddie

When Eddie O Meara was elected a member of Tipperary SR Co. Council in 1999 he was the first Mullinahone person to be so elected in 71 years, since 1928. That was far too long. In fact no Mullinahone person had been nominated to stand for the Co. Council since 1950 when Denis O Brien, RIP, had contested the election on behalf of Fine Gael but had failed to be elected.


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