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Mullinahone News September 14th

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Community Council AGM

The AGM of Mullinahone Community Council will be held in the Community hall on Tuesday next, 22nd September at 8pm. As always, this meeting is open to all members of our community and a big attendance is needed on the night. The main topic for discussion will be the future of our community hall and this is your opportunity to have your say.

Our hall needs to be updated as there are problems with the roof, electrics etc. We must ask ourselves what our requirements are. Do we want to cater for our senior citizens, bridge club and other groups presently using the hall? Do we want to expand to cater for other activities such as drama, dancing, music, yoga, cookery demonstrations, computer classes etc.? Without your support, the hall is in danger of closure which could also impact on the playschool which is attached to the community hall. The hall needs your support.

Schoolboys Soccer

Soccer training will commence for Under 8, 9 and 10 year olds on Saturday 19th September at 10am. The club enjoyed great success at underage level last year and lads can’t wait to lace up their boots again. Shane Long was the first Tipperary man to play for Ireland and so it won’t be long before Mullinahone boys don the green jersey at the Aviva Stadium. All are welcome to attend and to enjoy learning the skills of the game in a fun-filled non competitive environment. The Soccer club has undergone major transformation in recent months both on and off the field.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place om Monday 7th September. The winning numbers drawn were 5, 11, 14 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and 3 Match 3 winners shared the prize of €150. Congrats to Keith Collins, Niall Kennedy and Kim Barron. The next draw will be on Monday next 21st September when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses next weekend, Saturday 19th September at 8pm. Mary and Ned O’Brien, Ballydavid, Michael and Mary Denny, Modeshill. Sunday 20th September at 9.30am Danny and Eileen Croke, Jamestown.  11.30am John Costello, Poulacopple.

The National Eucharistic Congress takes place in Knock Shrine on 26th/27th September. First Holy Communion 2016 will take place in Mullinahone on 21st May (3rd Saturday in May).

Lime In Water

The leaks in our village in the local water supply seemed to have been repaired, but what about the lime in our supply. We are told that this lime comes from a local borehole which is used as a temporary measure. Now readers will know that “income tax” was brought in, also, as a temporary measure in the early 1800’s.

Out of Hurling

Our senior hurlers made their exit from the County championship in Cashel on Sunday evening against championship favourites, Thurles Sarsfields. In the end, the score was 3-25 to 2-18, but many supporters were pleased with the fightback that the Kickhams made in the second half when the score against them at half-time was 3-16 to 0-08. It has been a difficult year for our hurlers and to qualify for the last 14 in the county and the South final wasn’t too bad.

We were the last team standing in the county championship from the south, as Killenaule exited the championship to Portroe some hours before us. Now, it is hoped that all will rally to the Intermediate football ranks in the South final against Clonmel Og in Carrick on Saturday next. The team which lined out on Sunday evening was A. Walsh, G. Cronin, P. Curran, K. Walzer, N. Curran, E. Fennelly, L. Mullally, K. Bolger, A. Curran, J. Shelly, E. Kelly, S. Curran, G. Horan, E. Keane and M. Dunne.

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation would like to thank all those who subscribed to their collection, or who helped out last weekend. The sum of €636 was raised.

Junior Soccer

Tony Watters was the hero when he came off the bench to score for Mullinahone against Cullen Lattin at the weekend. There were only three minutes left to play when Tony  got on the end of a cross to power home a  header which earned the away side a deserved share of the spoils.

Mullinahone dominated the game for long periods and could have been three goals up in the first half. They were 1-0 down at the break and came out for the second half determined to get back in the game. Aidan Mc Grath came on at half time and had an immediate impact. Sean Bermingham came close to scoring and brought a fine save from the Cullen goalie. Moments later his rasping shot came off the bar. Shane O Connell was unlucky not to find the net when his shot hit the post.

The game seemed destined for a home win when Cullen scored in one of their few attacks. The Mullinahone backs were to the wall at this stage but to their credit they never gave up trying and piled on the pressure in an attempt to equalise. Tony Watters earned them a deserved draw and Mullinahones first point of the season.

Juvenile GAA

Hard luck to u16 hurlers losing to an injury time goal in the South Semi final against Cahir 3.10 to 1.13 With the Under 12s, 14s and 16s now finished for the year, and the 6s, 8s and 10s finishing in the next week or two, thanks to all Players and mentors for all your effort and time given in 2015. Your time is greatly appreciated.

AGM will be scheduled for early November to start planning for next year already. New players, mentors are always welcome to come and get involved.

The Juvenile Club is producing a Juvenile GAA Calendar in 2016 If you are interested in advertising on this Local Calendar please contact Victor Direen or Sean O'Meara






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