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Under 21’s Complete South Double Nov 19th

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For the third time in four years, Mullinahone are the south Tipperary under 21 b hurling champions. In Monroe on Sunday evening last, the side eventually proved too good for neighbours, the combination team St. Patrick’s Gaels.

This was a replay and once again, there was little to choose between the sided. Gaels started better than Mullinahone, but the locals hung in there and coming up to half time, the sides were level at four points each. Gaels put on two more points but before referee Paddy Ivors blew for the break Mullinahone had pulled back one of the points.

Gaels had been on top in the first half but the Mullinahone defence had got in a number of hooks and blocks to stop the Gaels pulling away.

During the first half, Gaels had had the advantage of the breeze. All in all, the game was evenly balanced and signs were that Mullinahone were finding their feet after a slow start. The Mullinahone line-out showed three changes from that which begun the previous final and semi-final.

Into the side came, Brian Treacy, Eddie Phelan and Richie Morrissey. All three added something to the side. Compared to the final Gael’s were not as prominent on the scoresheet. Gradually in the second half, Mullinahone began to control the game and got their noses in front. The goal that would have won the game for either side never came. With only minutes to go, Alan Walsh in the Mullinahone made a top class point blank save while at the other end, the Mullinahone forwards missed a number of chances to make the game safe

During the last quarter, Mullinahone always looked the more likely winners but their supporters were kept anxious until the final whistle. The new south Tipperary champions go forward to meet mid champions Boherlahan in the county semi-final, the weekend after next. This bunch of players began the year by winning the south Tipperary under 21 b football title and going on to win the county title.

They finished the clubs year by winning the second half of the double in south Tipperary. Perhaps they can go on now to complete the double at county level. Not having won a south title in 2007 (south Tipperary’s centenary year), it is good to pull off a double this year. With another south Tipperary double achieved in the underage ranks, perhaps there is hope for the future.

Well done to those in charge of the team, manager Sean O Meara, selectors, Eugene O Brien, Alan Curran, first Aid, Jackie Bolger, mentors, Tommy O Sullivan, Enda McEnery, Niall Curran, physio, Shane Ahern.

The fifteen who lined out on Sunday were: Alan Walsh, Chris Horan, A.J Cronin, Brian Treacy, Joseph O Meara, Ned Tobin, Shane O Brien, Sean Curran, Donal Cody, Richie Morrissey, Kevin Walzer, Eddie Phelan, Niall Cronin.

Subs: Thomas Collins, Nigel O Brien, John Murphy, Ciaran O Shea, Niall Mullally, Keith Mullally, Michael Hicks, Larry Needham, Andy Needham.

The county semi-final is fixed for Littleton. Hopefully, three will be a much bigger turnout of supporters than have been supporting the team over the under 21 campaign. On Sunday last, we again seemed to be outnumbered by the Gaels. In recent years for some reason, our underage teams do not appear to have the same support as our senior footballers and hurlers. Perhaps, the county semi-final will see a change in support level.

Set Dancing

If you are interested in set dancing, the following note may be interest you. Set dancing classes are commencing in the Friary complex on Friday next November 21st between 2pm and 4pm.

For further information, phone Brid on 056 7755519 extension 1.

Cards in Coolagh

It is cards for Christmas in Coolagh time again. Christmas card drives begin on Thursday night November 20th and will continue each week until Christmas.

It is definitely one way of making sure of the Christmas dinner early.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot still tantalises. It was not won when the last draw took place on Monday, November 10th.

The winning numbers drawn were:

3, 10, 12, 27

While as stated, we had no jackpot winner, we had four people sharing the match 3 prize of €160.

Congratulations to:

Annette O Connor

Mary Hickey

Joe Bolger

Francis Tobin

Next draw will be on Monday, November 24th, when the jackpot could be worth €11,450. That must be the highest on record.

However, if you are not in, you won’t win.

Mullinahone Gun Club

All members are asked to at all times carry their N.A.R.G.C insurance card and Mullinahone gun club membership cards.

Any member who has not received either card, please contact Declan on 086 1970061 immediately. The club wishes to thank landowners for their support and use of lands.

Landowners, who wish to have a list of club members, please contact Declan on the above number.

Table Quiz

A table quiz will be held in T. J Macs in memory of Rita Keating, Ballyogue. The quiz will take place on Thursday November 27th at 9.30pm.

The quiz will be a fundraiser for the cancer ward in St. Brigit’s Hospital, Carrick on Suir. A table of 4 costs €20. For details, phone Claire Fogarty at 052 53537.


If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

Go Local Campaign

The go local campaign is a week of awareness to the wisdom of shopping local and it starts Sunday 23rd November. It is organised by the IFA, GAA, Post Offices, and Vintners etc.

The core message of this week is the power we still have – use your facilities and you are less likely to lose them.

If You Want to Know

Last year, 2007, we celebrated the centenary of south Tipperary GAA. Next year, 2009, we will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the GAA in Hayes Hotel, Thurles in 1884.

Last year, a detailed history of the GAA and its clubs in south Tipperary for 1907 – 2007 was published. The book which contains nearly 800 pages is an absolute mine of information about south Tipperary and its clubs.

The author Michael O Meara was secretary of the south board for three decades and is now its honorary President. If anybody was qualified to write such a history, it was surely Michael. The book which is no both hardback and soft cover is available for as little as €30.

It would make an ideal Christmas present for any person who is interested in the GAA in Mullinahone or in south Tipperary. The history contains an excellent records section which should put an end to much of the bluffing which passes for fact in many GAA discussions.

For a worthwhile and informative Christmas or New Years present how about Michael O Meara’s “South Tipperary GAA 1907 – 2007” in any good bookshop.

Congratulations Kate

The following is an extract from last weekends Mullinahones parish newsletter, “Ms. Kate O Connell has flown the name of Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon to the very peak of the world stage by her magnificent achievements in the world Microsoft innovative teacher forum competition.

To be place third in the world out of thousands of primary schools from different countries is truly remarkable. Kate, we congratulate you and your pupils which of course includes last years’ sixth class.

We admire your wonderful leadership, your inspiration and example to the children of what they can achieve in life in enormous”. Well done.


C.J Kickhams AGM

Notices regarding the AGM of C. K Kickhams GAA club should now have reached all members. The AGM will take place in the GAA meeting rooms on Friday December 12th at 8.30pm.

Included with notice of the AGM are nomination forms for the offices of chairman, secretary and treasurer. These forms duly completed have to be returned by Friday December 5th. The return of these forms is most important as a number of our officers are now subject to the time provisions of the G

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A notice in this week’s parish newsletter states "shop local and keep our local shops alive - keep our post office busy and it will stay.