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Mullinahone News September 28th

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A Brave Effort

The Munster Junior cup game between Cahir Park and Mullinahone resulted in a dramatic win 5-4 victory for Cahir Park following a penalty shoot- out. Mullinahone took a while to settle and conceded two goals within five minutes of the kick off. Both goals were scored by Willie Dunne. To their credit Mullinahone fought tooth and nail to get back in the game and a Wayne Lazzlett goal just before half time steadied the nerves.

Mullinahone came out for the second half determined to make a game of it and a brilliant volley from Kevin Walzer brought the game back to back to 2-2. Playing against first division opponents for the second week in a row the home team showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with as the season progresses. Urged on by their biggest crowd of the season it was end to end stuff as both teams tried for the winner.

The scoreline remained 2-2 after extra time and it took a penalty shoot out to decide the eventual winners. Before the game a minutes silence was respectfully observed by both teams as a tribute to former Mullinahone player Liam O’Dwyer who sadly passed away during the week. Liam was a formidable player in his day and a great supporter of all local teams .Despite his illness he was on the sideline for our last home game. May he rest in peace.

Community Council

The AGM of Mullinahone Community Council was held in the Knocknagow Centre on Tues. Sept.22nd. While attendance was open to all members of the community, the turnout was rather disappointing. A fuller account of the meeting will follow, but meanwhile, Rita Curran informs us that the new community draw is upon us again.

Cards will be distributed during the week to all the promoters. Please support our community draw. Cost is €20 per year for 12 draws i.e. one for each month. The money goes towards the insurance of our Community Centre and general upkeep. We hope to have the first draw in October, so your support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Newsletter

The parish was rocked last week by the death of Liam O’Dwyer of Ballyvadlea. Whle Liam’s death at the age of 50 was not unexpected, it still came as a great shock to the local community. The turnout at Liam’s reposal, his removal to St. Michael’s Church, his funeral Mass and his burial was one of the largest seen locally in years.  Our deepest sympathy to his wife, Colette, and his three children, to his mother, Breda, his brothers and sisters and to the extended family. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy to Kathleen Gahan, now living in Camphill whose mother Peggy Gahan also passed way recently. The months mind Mass of Breda O’Donoghue will take place on Saturday 3rd October at 8pm.  Breda was aunt to Liam Crowley, Kilvemnon. Anniversary Masses this weekend Saturday 3rd October at 8pm Peggy and Francis Walsh, Ballyduggan, also Michael Walsh and their parents, Kitty and Frank and aunt, Babbie Lynch.  Sunday 4th October at 11.30am Mary and David Purcell, Clashbeg.  Mahers of Modeshill.  May they all rest in peace.

Tuesday last September 29th was the feast day of the patron Saint of our parish, St. Michael. First Holy Communion will take place in Mullinahone on Saturday 21st May 2016. The Autumn collection for the priests of the Archdiocese is taking place at this time. Please contribute as generously as you can. The Dioceran Eucharistic Apostolate Assembly will take place in St. Patricks, Thurles on this Saturday, October 3rd  from 9am to 12.30pm.  All are welcome.

Local Lotto Jackpot Draw

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 21st September. The numbers drawn were 14,19.21 and 22. We didn’t have a jackpot winner, but three winners shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Liam and Liz Morrissey, Nonie English and to Mark Bolger who shared €150. The next draw will be on Monday night next October 5th, when the jackpot could be worth€12,700.

Juvenile GAA

The AGM will be scheduled for early November to start planning for next year. New players and mentors are always welcome to become involved. The club are planning a GAA calendar for 2016. If you are interested in advertising on this local calendar, please contact Victor Direen or Sean O’Meara.




"And I wouldn't much care for Sierra Leone, If I hadn't seen Killenaule
And the man that was never in Mullinahone,
Shouldn't say he had travelled at all."


poet. C.J. Boland