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Two Lady Footballers From the Parish Sept 30

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Two Lady Footballers From the Parish

Mairead Luttrell from Poulacapple and Eileen Brennan from Ballylanigan, both were members of the Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football Team which won the All Ireland in Croke Park on Sunday last.

This was the first All Ireland victory in ladies football for Tipperary since 1980. It was also the first All Ireland win in Croke Park for Tipperary ladies. In the final which was shown on TG4, Tipperary defeated Clare by 0-14 to 1-8. Mairead Luttrell played in the final. Selected in the subs, she came on early in the second half when Tipperary were three points down.

She became very involved in the game and won several important frees for Tipperary as well as assisting in several Tipperary scores as they staged a great rally. Earlier in the year, Mairead was a member of the Tipperary camogie team which lost to Cork in the All Ireland Semi Final.

Eileen was also a substitute but didn’t get a chance to play. However, she too was ready, willing and able to come in if called upon. Both young ladies are a credit to Mullinahone and the local ladies football club. Credit to the officers of the club who organised a bus to take supporters to the match. It was great that Mullinahone were so well represented in Croke Park on what turned out to be a great day for Tipperary.

One has to think to go back to 1922 for Tipperary’s last All Ireland football win in Croke Park if one accepts that in 1934 the minors didn’t have to play a final and a few years ago, the Tommy Murphy Cup was not the Premier Competition in senior grade, when Tipperary won it with a great display against Wexford.

In the good old days for ladies senior football prior to 1980, Tipperary were well represented by Mullinahone players but none of those finals were played in Croke Park. On Sunday’s form, we can hope that the “good days” are coming again. Congratulations once again to our two representatives and to the rest of the Tipperary panel.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday September 22nd.

The winning numbers were:

5, 7, 13, 14

We didn’t have a jackpot winner, we did however have a six match 3 winners who shared the match 3 prize of €150.

Congratulations to:

Peggy Houlihan

Peter and Ita Ryan

Philly Walters

Ann and Adam Morrissey

The Sullivan Ladies

Liam O Brien

Well done to all, the next draw will take place on Monday October 6th when the jackpot could be worth €10,400. However, we must warn you “to win you must first be in”.

Adult Evening Classes

St. Bridid’s College, Callan, all classes last for nine weeks.

On Tuesdays, we have advanced computers, Pilates, English for non nationals, painting for beginners and first aid. On Wednesdays, we have flower arranging, computers for beginners, interior design, soul dancing and yoga. You have plenty of choice there so for more details contact 056 7725189.

A Ray of Hope

Our senior hurlers are out of the 2008 County championship. On Saturday last in Semple Stadium despite playing their best hurling of the year, they lost by a point to Clonoulty Rossmore on a 1-15 to 0-17 score line.Clonoulty will now play in the semi final next weekend. On Saturday we started slowly and fell well behind coming up to half time. In the second half having re-arranged the team, we improved and with Clonoulty shooting a number of wides, we came back into the game and even went ahead with a few minutes left.

However, a bit of looseness allowed Clonoulty to edge ahead again. A number of our more experienced players played quite well but in general, our younger troops did not come good. The team seemed to lack the fire of other days and this was reflected in the reaction of the crowd who didn’t get behind the team.

There were some hopeful signs. The injured Niall Curran was to be seen togged out on the sideline, while Vincent Doheny was back from his travels. On the field, Edward O Brien and Eddie Carey showed much improved form while the team had a far more balanced look at the end than it had a the beginning. It’s a pity that the team didn’t show this for at the start of the year and then they could have improved as the games went by.

We’ll look keenly at our juniors and under 21’s when we hope to see our younger players take on responsibility. Senior hurling is a grade that one earns not one that a person drifts into.

The team which began should be of interest to those who didn’t get to Thurles.

Sean Fox, Kye Vaughan, Paul Curran, Edwin O Meara, A.J Cronin, Brian O Meara, Ned Tobin, Edward O Brian, Donal Cody, Philip O Shea, Kevin Bolger, Alan Curran, Pat Croke, Eoin Kelly, Eddie Carey.

Subs used: Sean Curran, Kevin Walzer.

Parish News

The enrolment of children who wish to make their First Communion next Pay took place at Mass in St. Michael’s Church at 11.30am. Mass on Sunday last. The Mass was prepared with the aid of the children’s parents and presented a lovely spectacle.

Masses next weekend Saturday October 4th/Sunday 5th.

Saturday 8pm anniversary James an Seamus Hickey, Carrick Street.

Sunday 11.30 anniversary John Fitzgerald, Fethard Street.

Set Dancing

Set dancing is back every Wednesday night in the Auld House, Killamery at 9.30pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the craic and the dancing.

Art of Beauty

Make up evening classes started on Tuesday September 30th, also on October 17th and October 21st. To book a place, please ring 052 53586.


The Irish Heart Foundation will hold a Church gate collection on Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th before all three Masses. Thank you.


Efficiency in intelligent laziness.


Mullinahone Schoolboys Soccer

The under 12 soccer team had their first win of the season in a thrilling game away to Vee Rovers of Clogheen.

Normally the lads play with Sliabh Na mBan in front of them, this time they were facing the Knockmealdown mountains of Waterford. In the first half, the proximity of Waterford gave the team the same jitters that afflicted the Waterford hurlers in Croke Park and within minutes of the kick off, went a goal down. Before half time a second goal was conceded leaving Mullinahone with a mountain to climb in the second half.

Not only did the lads climb that mountain they scaled its every peak with a fantastic display of skill and endeavour.

Sean Bermingham pulled the first goal back when a free kick from 35 yards out went all the way to the back of the net. Aidan Buckley added a second soon after and from then on it was all Mullinahone. Further goals followed from Sean Bermingham, Aidan Buckley and Darragh Wilson Vee Rovers scored a late consolation goal but Mullinahone went on to win by 5 goals to 3.

The team is made up of players from Mullinahone and the neighbouring parishes of Drangan/ Cloneen and Windgap.

There is plenty Mullinahone in the lineage of lots of the players who might wear other jerseys on the GAA pitch.

Darren Boland is a grandson of the legendary Mick Costello, Conor Maher has roots in Rossane. Whoever, thought they would hear a woman from a famous Dranga sporting family urging on a team from Mullinahone – sporting ecumenism at it’s best.

The team: Jan Kutay, Conor Maher, Graham Horan, Joe Hogan, Jack Hennessy, Tommy Hayes, Sean Birmingham, (capt), Darren Boland, Darragh Wilson, Aidan Buckley, Cameron Moynihan, Paul Luttrell, Ciaran Mickler, Michael Dunne, Brian Kenny, Yan Zur, Aidan Ward, James Lahert, Joey Noonan.

Mullinahone GAA Club

Mairead and Eileen Strike Gold

This week pride of place goes to Mairead Luttrell and Eileen Brennan on winning the All Ireland intermediate football final. Both girls were well supported in Croke Park with a large support from the ladies football club along with family and friends from the parish.

Its wonderful to see two ladies achieve the ultimate goal that they probably dreamed since they started playing at U12. Well done also to our ladies football club who have put so much time into coaching and training our young girls.

We look forward to seeing both girls and their team mates bring the cup to Mullinahone. Congrats again, you are both great role models for young people.

Club Scene

On Saturday last in Semple Stadium our interest in the Senior hurling championship came to an end with a one point defeat. The lade gave their all on the day but fell short by the cruellest of margins.

To manager Sean Brett, his selectors Albert Curran and Ray Cody, trainer Kenny Hassett and coach Bobby Jackman and especially the players we thank you all for the many hours of training and commitment you gave us this year.

Our U21 hurlers continue to prepare for the championship as do our junior b hurlers. Our U14 and U16 hurlers also keep the flag flying. Our U10 and U10 and U8 teams continue to train also. Please watch your local papers for fixtures.

Hall and Gym

With the dark nights approaching it might be a good idea to spend some time getting fit in the comfort of our gym. A special offer will run until the end of October. If you join now at a fee of €120 per person or €170 per couple your membership will run to December 31st 2009.

We are delighted also to welcome on board local man Andrew Cashman. Andrew lives in the new development  in Killaghy Street and is a qualified gym instructor and personal trainer. He will be delighted to construct a program to suit your personal needs.

Also next Thursday night we welcome Donne Browne who will start uni-slim classes in the meeting room upstairs between 7.00 and 8.00pm.

The main sports hall can also be booked for various sports. For all bookings or gym membership please contact me Jackie Bolger on 086 8341843.

Next senior club meeting Friday night at 9.30 sharp.



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