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Aisling and Wayne Avoid “Ike" Oct 11

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Aisling and Wayne Avoid “Ike”

The wedding took place in St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone on Friday September 5th of Aisling Grant, of Ballydonnell. Aisling is the second daughter of John and Mary Grant of Ballydonnell.

Aishling’s groom was Wayne Dunne who is the youngest son of Jim and Maureen Dunne of Geashill, Co. Offaly. Mass was celebrated and the wedding ceremony performed by Fr John McGrath P.P, Mullinahone. Aishling’s bridesmaids were her two sisters Pamela and Laura while the best man and the groomsman were brothers of the groom, Derek and Alan Dunne. The brides’ nephew Sean was the pageboy and ring bearer, while Eabha Dunne the grooms’ niece made a lovely flower girl.

The bride was given away in time honoured fashion by her father John Grant who also stole the award for the best speech at the wedding, even if he was run close by Fr. McGrath. At the wedding Mass, the gifts were brought to the altar by the mothers of the bride and groom, Mary Grant and Maureen Dunne. The readers at the Mass were Sandra Dunne and Lisa Clancy, while the prayers of the faithful were recited by Doreen Kelly, Eugene Corcoran, Katie Marshall, Sarah O Regan, Elaine Carey and Ian O Halloran.

A communion reflection was read by the brides’ friend Sandra O Keeffe. Ushers in the Church were Leanne O Regan and Rachel Brett while the Mass was served by Niamh Crotty and Clare and Alan Kelly. Images of the “big day” were captured on video/dvd by Eamon Anglim and photographed by Donal O Brien. A reception for the family and friends was held later in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny where guests enjoyed themselves until the “small hours” and indeed the not so small hours.

Ashling and Wayne spent their honeymoon in Miami and the Bahamas as this was early September; it was the height of the hurricane season in that part of the world. The newly weds spent some days playing “hide and seek” with hurricane Ike who failed to find them. Both have since returned to this part of the world and have taken up residence in their new home in Co. Offaly.

We wish them many years of wedded bliss together. Or final words echoes the advice read by Sandra O Keeffe “It is not only marrying the right partner, it is in being the right partner”.

Ad multos annos Ashling and Wayne.

Local Lotto

 The local lotto jackpot is still not won as we go to press. The last draw was on Monday September 20th, when the numbers drawn were:

2, 13, 15 & 24

No jackpot winner but five shared the jackpot of €150.

Congratulations to:

Lance Vaughan

Josie Hickey

Eleanor & Kerrie

Richard Tobin

Ann Marie Tobin

The next draw will be on Monday October 13th when the jackpot could be worth €10,550.

However, to win first be in.


The death took place recently of Davy O Brien of Carrick Road. Davy as a character and without doubt one of the best known people in the parish. Not only was he well known in Mullinahone but he was equally known in the surrounding parishes.

At the time of death, Davy was only in his very early seventies. His death took place in South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. Davy was known far and wide as an excellent mechanic. He loved engines especially those of an older vintage. During his lifetime, he built up the Mullinahone Threshing Museum and was involved with the Annual Vintage Tractor Run around the foothills of Slievenamon. This project helped to raise finance each year for the Camphill Community in Grangemockler.

Always on for surprises, Davy had on last surprise up his sleeve. He donated his body for medical research. His funeral mass which took place in St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone was crowded. The mass was celebrated by Fr. Breen P.P Ballingarry, who referred to Davy’s work on behalf of Camphill Community.

During the mass prayers were also offered for Davy’s daughter Statia O Brien and his brother Ned O Brien, both of whom pre-deceased him. We extend our sympathy both to his family and his friends.

May his soul rest in peace.


Character is higher than intellect.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion in St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone will take place in 2009 on Saturday May 23rd.

Autumn Collection

The autumn collection for the priests of the Archdiocese took place last weekend. However, if you weren’t around or just forgot you can hand in your contribution the coming weekend.

Thank you to those who contributed and to those who are about to do so.

Teckie Brett Retires

This week marked the end of Teckie Brett’s 32 years of devoted teaching service in Kilvemnon National School. We thank Teckie for her over three decades of modelling the minds of the children who passed through her most capable hands.

The people of the parish are invited to a Mass of thanksgiving in St. Michael’s Church, next Sunday evening October 12th at 7pm. A party will take place afterwards in the sports complex.

Teckies retirement certainly closes a chapter in the history of our parish schools.

Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation would like to thank all those who contributed to their church gate collection last weekend. A special word of thanks to the volunteers who manned the tables on their behalf.

In The Final

Well done to our Junior B hurlers on Sunday evening last in Monroe. They defeated St Mary’s Clonmel to reach the South Tipperary junior b final. The final will take place next weekend. This team managed by Jackie Bolger, Martin Cody and Shane Ahern deserves great credit in battling through the league section and now the semi-final to reach the final.

Along the way, the side had not only to face other teams but they would also have had to face up to the loss of players who were upgraded to senior ranks. Our side lined out on Sunday: Alan Walsh, Andy Lonergan, Sean O Meara, Joseph O Mears, Noel O Shea, Aidan Hall, Brian Treacy, James Maher, Niall O Brien, Aidan Maher, Adrian Doheny, Bill Tobin, Chris Horan, John Murphy, and Michael Hicks.

Subs used: Eddie Phelan, Joey Maher, Nigel O Brien and Mark O Brien.

More than half of this side will also be challenging for places on the clubs under 21 hurling side which has still to see championship action. On Sunday the team started slowly but game good as the game continued and finished rather strongly. Please consult local papers for the date, time and place of the final.


Mullinahone Schoolboys Soccer

The local under twelve team continued their good run at the weekend in the Tipperary schoolboys league.

Mullinahone took the lead early in the first half when Seam Bermingham scored direct from a corner kick. This keeps up a remarkable scoring record – in four games Sean has scored five goals, four of them coming direct from corner kicks.

In the second half, Cahir bombarded the Mullinahone defence but the lads kept a much bigger and stronger team at bay until close to the end.

Cahir equalised from the penalty spot with minutes remaining to leave the final score 1-1.

It was once again a great team performance and the result guarantees second place in the league just behind Clonmel town.

The team: Jan Kutay, Joey Noonan, Graham Horan, Sean Bermingham, Darren Boland, Tommy Hayes, Ciaran Mockler, Michael Dunne, Aidan Buckley, Darragh Wilson, Cathal O Mahoney, Conor Maher, Corey Padgett Trudgill, Joe Hogan, Brian Kenny, Cameron Moynihan, Jack Hennessy, Aidan Ward, Yam Zur, James Lahart.

It would be nice to see a few more supporters turn up at the games to watch this bunch of committed and skilful players in action.

They play with and for each other and take great pride in representing the club. The enthusiasm of those unlucky no to be picked is also worth commending as these lads turn up week after week waiting a chance to shine.

Last week their opportunity came and many of the younger members of the squad rose to the occasion in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Moyglass. Among those delighted to make their full appearance of the season were Aidan Ward, Yam Zur, Paul Luttrell and James Lahart.

Mullinahone GAA

U16 B South Champions

Last Sunday in Cloneen our young hurlers of the future played Carrick Swans to decide who would be champions for 2008. the underfoot conditions made hurling difficult but credit must go to both teams for serving up a good competitive game.

Our lads were quick into their stride putting a goal and a couple of points on the score board in the early stages. Swan battled hard but some great hurling form our midfield ensured a good supply of ball to our forwards. Mullinahone finished strong in the second half and the score of the game came near the end with Michael Dunne passing Willie Croke who laid off the perfect pass for a great team goal. 

Great credit is due to Johnny Kennedy, Eddie McCarthy and Ky Vaughan who not only had the team well prepared but have instilled good values into this team as well. It was also a matter of great pride to see the winning Capt. Danny  Croke receive the Thomas Cahill cup from championship sponsor Mullinahone Oil and presented by Martin Cody, Vice-chairman of South Tipp. Board na nOg. A good day for the little village.

The panel was: Ritchie Walsh, Killian Skorka, Danny Croke, George Browning, Diarmuid O Halloran, Gary Cronin, Niall Kennedy, Jack Shelly, Eoin Fennelly, Denis Connolly, Michael Dunne, Cathal Horan, Stephen Quirke, Willie Croke, Luke Mullally, Sean and David Walzer, Jack McCarthy, Ben O Reilly, Shane Power and Conor Vaughan.

Mullinahone 5-10, Carrick Swan 1-04

Junior B Hurling

Our junior hurlers put in a good hours hurling to overcome the challenge of St. Mary’s in their semi-final played last Sunday in Monroe winning on a score line of 0-13 to 0-8.

The final takes place this Sunday. Check your local papers for time and venue.

Hall and Gym

Uni-slim classes have started in the sports hall meeting room on Thursday nights between 8 and 9 o clock, under the guidance of Donna Brown. Everybody is welcome and its never to late to start.

A special offer is available in the gym at the moment. Join now until December 2009 at a cost of €120 for single and €170 for couples. Local man Andrew Cashman is a qualified gym instructor and personal trainer and is available to set up a programme to suit your needs.

You can contact Andrew on 087 2920757.

Interested in Badminton?

If you are interested insetting up a badminton club you can start by coming to a meeting on Monday, 13th October at 8.30 in the sports hall meeting room.








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