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Mullinahone News 8th June

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Ladies Football

Our U12’s have made a great start to their championship campaign with 2 wins over both Fethard and Sliabh Na mBan. Gaelic 4 mothers and others (over 18) non- competitive training every Wednesday at 8pm in the Soccer pitch. New players welcome. Great fun and fitness. Junior team training has begun. Text 086-2319623 for information and to get involved.

Credit Union

Preparations for the link-up of Mullinahone Credit Union and Clonmel Credit Union have been progressing. The Regulatory authority has given its blessing to the proposed merger. From the date of the merger, better credit union services will be available in Mullinahone. The same services will be available to Mullinahone people in all three offices i.e Mullinahone, Fethard and Clonmel. This will take place when the computers in each Credit Union are linked up. Members will be informed of progress.

Local Lotto Results

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 2nd June. The numbers drawn were 7,13,14 and 20. There was no jackpot winner, but four shared the Match 3 prize of €160. Congrats to Eddie Hickey, Eleanor + Kerrie, Teresa Hickey and Eddie Ryan. Next draw will be on 15th June when the jackpot could be worth a record €12,550.

Coming and Going

There were plenty of comings and goings from the parish over the weekend. On Friday 5th June, the junior pupils from Mullinahone N.S. had their school tour to the Watershed in Kilkenny. A most enjoyable day was had by all. On Sunday, it was the turn of our local schoolboys soccer squad to visit the Aviva for the Ireland v England soccer match. Again a great day, but a pity the lads didn’t see a goal. On Tuesday 30th June, our U12 footballers will travel to Croke Park to play a number of games. Plenty of travel for all.

Thank You

Eric Holland would like to thank everybody far and near who sponsored him in the Danemma run 2015 for Our Ladies Hospital, Crumlin. Thank you one and all.

Parish Newsletter

The Month’s Mind Mass of the late Jimmy Brennan will take place on Saturday night 13th June at 8pm. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday evening at 8pm Jim Fitzgerald, Clashbeg, Sunday at 9.30am Michael Hickey, Bawnavrona, Sunday at 11.30am Richard Fitzgibbon, Carrick Street and his parents Annie and Richard Fitzgibbon. Sacred Heart Novena takes place each evening at the Creamery Cross at 7.15pm and concludes this coming Friday 12th June.


Our intermediate footballers will play Moyle Rovers in Fethard this Wednesday evening in their first championship fixture. Hard luck to our U14 footballers who lost their South Final to a very strong Kilsheelan during the week. They start their hurling campaign in the A championship with a home game against Cahir on Thursday 18th June at 7pm.

John Vaughan R.I.P

The death took place at his home in Grove on Saturday last of one of Mullinahone’s great characters, John Vaughan. John had been unwell for some time. On his return from Wales in the late 1960’s John became involved with C.J. Kickhams GAA Club and also with Mullinahone Community Council. John called bingo numbers in the Community Centre on Wednesday nights for many years. He was one of those who caused the Community Field to be purchased by the GAA.

He represented the GAA at County Board level for many years. John became legendary for his video commentaries as Mullinahone rose in the GAA world. He was also a great supporter of Scór. May John Vaughan rest in peace as “Ni fheicimid a leithéid ann arís.” Condolences to his wife, Kathleen, to his sons and daughters and to the extended family. John was interred in Mullinahone Churchyard beside St.Michaels Church.


Mullinahone News June 1st

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Credit Union

Currently Mullinahone Credit Union is engaged in what is legally known as a transfer of engagement with Mullinahone Credit Union. This means that our Credit Union and Clonmel Credit Union will join forces as the one Credit Union in the very near future. This amalgamation represents a very good deal for the members of Mullinahone Credit union. New and even better services will then be available to members in Mullinahone from link up day which will shortly be announced to members.

All services will become available to Mullinahone members in Mullinahone, Fethard or Clonmel as all 3 offices will be linked to the same computer.  It is sad to see our voluntary credit union come to an end after 37 successful years, but the local Board of Directors decided that the best way to safeguard and increase services to local members was to link up with a full time credit union.

The increased workload brought on by the regulator made it impossible for our local band of volunteers to carry on and to provide the service that our members are entitled to.  As stated, members will be informed of the date of the link-up in the near future.

Thank You

Thank you from Áine Brett to the local people who contributed to the recent church gate collection in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. A total of €803 was raised for this very worthy cause.

Wet and Windy May

May turned out to be both wet and windy. Hopefully, it will result in our barns being filled with corn and hay as the old saying promises. In all, 102.2mm of rain fell on 20 of the 31 days in the month. So far, May has proved to be the wettest month of 2015.

Underage GAA

U6, U8 and U10 continue to train on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. Sometimes, games can interrupt these schedules.

U12 Footballers were defeated in their Shield final by Fr. Sheehys last week, but good news for the squad came later when they received news that they ill travel to Croke Park to play on Tuesday 30th June.

Our U14 footballers had a great 4.05 to 2.10 win over Grangemockler in the South semi-final during the week. They await their final opponents. This year the team will play in U14A hurling. The hurling campaign is due to  begin on Thursday 18th June with a home game against Cahir.

Our U16 fotballers lost to Killenaule in the Shield recently and are now out of the competition. U16 Hurling begins on Monday 6th July.

The Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp will take place in Mullinahone from Monday 17th August to Friday 21st August.

The June meeting of the Juvenile club will take place on Thursday 11th June at 8pm. All are welcome.

Hard luck to St. Michael’s N.S. U13 team who failed to make the schools County Final recently. They are, however, in Semple Stadium in the U11 final.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 25th May. The numbers drawn were 9,22,23 and 27. There was no jackpot winner, but there were 3 Match 3 winners who shared the prize of €150. Congrats to Fiona Last, John and Bridie and Laura McGrath. The next draw will take place on 8th June when the jackpot could be worth €12,550. To win, you must first be in.

Kim Says Thanks

Kim Barron says thanks to all those who helped her with her recent coffee morning on behalf of paws.

Tipperary Clubs Draw

The new Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw is starting this month and we would be grateful if you could continue to support the local club by re-joining the draw with your promoter. If you are not currently a member, maybe you would consider becoming one by contacting any club officer. There are two cars and many cash prizes to be won every month and half of your subscription goes directly towards the running of our club. Tiobraid Arann abú.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to the extended family of Eddie Watters late of Bawnavrona, especially his sisters, Kathleen and Philomena and his brother Michael who reside in the parish.

Anniversary Masses next weekend Friday June 5th at 10am all the deceased young people of the parish, Saturday 6th June at 8pm Thomas Cahill, Carrick Street, Sunday 7th June at 9.30am Bernie and Nicholas Brett, Poulacapple, Sunday 7th June at 11.30 Dick and Tony Lawless, Kylotlea. The Novena to the Sacred Heart begins this Thursday, 4th June at 7.15pm at the grotto at the creamery.


Mullinahone News May 25th

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Credit Union Future

The future of Mullinahone Credit Union which opened in May 1978 is now secure. Mullinahone has always been to this day a credit union run  by volunteers. In recent years, the volume of administration has escalated hugely due to Government regulation. This made the task of volunteer credit unions virtually impossible.

However, due to the link up with Clonmel Credit Union, approved by the members at the last AGM, credit union will continue with an improved service as will be outlined to members shortly in a circular. While computer records will in future be linked to Clonmel, this will enable the bulk of the administration to be handled from there where staff will rely on the records much more so than were they in Mullinahone.

Senior Hurling

After a busy week both on and off the field, our senior hurlers still continue to prosper. Our offer to replay the Swan game on last Tuesday night was not accepted by them and the South Board awarded the game to us. This means that we will play Killenaule in the South Tipp winners semi-final with the winners going through to the South final and the losers playing off with the winners of the losers tie (Ballingarry or Swan) in a second semi-final.

All this supposes that there won’t be appeals. On Saturday night we came from nine  points down to defeat Ballygunner by a point 2-22 to 2-21 in Carrick in the St. Molleran’s tournament. On the administration front, we welcome the addition of Paul Curran to the Tipperary senior hurling backroom team and we congratulate Paul.

Presentations to Schools

The three primary schools in our parish were recently presented with gaelic gear by representatives of the Mullinahone club. The presentations were by way of a thank you to the teachers in Poulacapple N.S, Kilvemnon N.S. and Mullinahone N.S. who have supported our local GAA in recent years and in the past. Each school was also presented with a copy of the C.J.Kickham’s history “The Green above the Red” and also copies of some GAA ballads written by local poet, Joe Tobin.

On the playing field well done to Mullinahone N.S. who have qualified for a County U-11 final in Semple Stadium in mid June. Best wishes also to their U-13 team in their upcoming semi-final. Hard luck to our juvenile U-12 footballers who lost their Shield final on Sunday night. Details of Summer Camps will be available next week.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 18th May. The numbers drawn were 4,10,15 and 27. We had no jackpot winner, but three  shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Thomas O’Halloran, Denise Treacy and Tina Bryant who shared €150. The next jackpot draw will take place on Tuesday 2nd June when the jackpot could be worth €12,500.

Parish Newsletter

May devotions continue for the rest of the month. On Sunday evening 31st May at 7pm we have devotions in St. Michaels Church and on week evenings until Friday the Rosary will be said at the Callan Road Grotto.

Congratulations to Brigid Maher of Ballycullen on her recent marriage to Damian Glynn of Galway. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday 30th May at 8pm Billy Gahan, Killaghy and Peggy Rowan, Clonagoose, Sunday 31st May at 11.30am Michael and Sally Scott, Jamestown. May all rest in peace.


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