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Tragedy in Australia

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The death took place recently , as the result of a traffic accident, in Melbourne of Tom Kelly formerly of Lismolin. Tom emigrated “down under” nearly 60 years ago having spent some years in England in Bermingham. Although in his early 80’s Tom was a most active man and in recent years he had been home in Ireland quite a lot. In his youth Tom was associated with three local parishes. He was born in the parish of Drangan and went to school in Ballydonnell and received his First Communion and Confirmation in Mullinahone.

Later he went to live with his uncle in the Killenaule area and this led him to play hurling with Killenaule with whom he won a county junior hurling medal and a number of South Tipp senior hurling medals. However, it was as an athlete with Coolquill that Tom made his name. When he went to Australia he became a long-distance runner and achieved national prominence winning the Korean marathon in 1961.

Tom qualified as a PT teacher and became one of the best coaches in Australia looking after national teams even in his later years. Tom married in Australia and is survived by his wife Patricia as well as their family and grandchildren. Although he is gone from Lismolin for almost 60 years Tom never forgot his native place. He is survived in Ireland by his brother Jimsy Kelly, Ballydonnell who is now the sole surviving member of the Kelly family. To him and to the rest of the Kelly family we extend our sympathy. The late Tom Kelly at the present time would make a splendid role model for young Irish emigrants in Australia.

Mullinahone farmer wins

A national competition in heifer rearing for 2012/13 was won last week by Jim and Teresa White, Clonlahy, Mullinahone. They deserve our heartiest congratulations. The overall prize worth €10,000 was won after a year long countrywide competition organised by Teagasc. The final of the competition involved 4 regional winners. A farm walk in Clonlahy was hosted last week by Jim.

This walk was attended by hundreds of farmers from all over the country. They and Teagasc officials heard first hand from Jim about the various stages of the project. Congratulations again to both Jim and Teresa. As well as being a hard working farmer, Jim is also the secretary of Mullinahone Co-Op. and is also one of the trainers involved in Mullinahone Ladies football club.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto draw took place on Mon. Sept 16th. The numbers drawn were 17, 24, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and 5 lucky dips were drawn when there wasn’t even a Match 3 winner. The” Dippers” who shared €150 were Seamus Keating, John Grant, Eddie and Joanne, Deirdre, Áine and Eimear and Alma Vaughan. Congratulations to all. Next draw will be on Sept 30th when the jackpot could be worth €9,850.

Irish Heart Foundation

The 2nd Annual walk on behalf of the above will take place on Saturday morning next Sept 28th. Walkers should meet in the GAA car park at 10.30am. The walk will take a 4 mile circuit. Donations to The Irish Heart Foundation will be taken on the day before the walk begins.

Schoolboy Soccer

The soccer season has recommenced and already the U12’s and U14’s have played their first matches. On Saturday Sept l4th the U12’s travelled to Moyglass where they defeated the home team 4-0. The U14’s sponsored by Crocanóir went down 4-0 away from home to Clerihan. If you are interested in joining the U12’s or U14’s and were born between 2000 and 2004 please join us at training in the Mullinahone soccer pitch on Saturday mornings at 10.00am and we’ll sign you up.

Community Park

You can now book the court in the Community Park for tennis and 5 aside soccer with Isobel Clarke at 086-0726195. Tuesday is already fully booked for tennis, but all other evenings are available. So phone or text Isobel to book a slot.

Parish News

The parish of the future needs ladies and gentlemen especially in the 25 to 50 age group. Fr. Noel Kirwan from Limerick will lead us into the future for Mullinahone Parish over 5 weeks in St. Patrick’s College starting Tuesday October 2nd 7.30 to 9.15pm followed by refreshments. All ages are welcome, but especially the 25 to 50 age group already mentioned. Please submit your name. You are needed at this historic time.

Anniversary Masses

Saturday Sept 28th 8pm anniversary Bernie and Nicholas Brett. Sunday Sept. 29th 11.30 am Anniversary Kay and Ted Dunne, Killaghy.


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