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Mullinahone News April 26th

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South Tipp U13 Soccer Champions

Last weekend saw Mullinahone schoolboys crowned South Tipperary U13 champions for the 2014/2015 season with a game to spare. Having played 11 of their 12 games Mullinahone had won nine  and drawn two of these games, so they now have an unassailable lead in the league over their closest challengers, Burncourt/Vee Rovers whom they play in their final game. The team have also qualified for the Cup Final  against St. Kevins. They now have a chance to complete the double. The team is sponsored by Crocanóir. Many of the players were also members of the Mullinahone N.S. team which got to the county schools finals playoff during the week.  The clubs U15 team sponsored by Lonergans Gala have also qualified for their Cup final against Clonmel Celtic. The lads were a goal down with only five minutes to go in the semi-final, but equalised to send the game to extra time which brought no further score. In the penalty shoot out, Mullinahone won by 3-1. We wish both sides well in their finals. The successes of the schoolboys are a good omen for the reformed junior club which hasn’t been active for quite a number of years.

Parish Newsletter

Twenty eight girls and boys made their First Confession in St. Michael’s Church on Friday evening last at a special ceremony. The children will now go ahead to receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 16th May at a Special Mass at 11am. Sympathy to the extended family of Nicholas McGrath, late of Briarsfield whose death has taken place. The Months Mind Mass of William McGrath will take place on Sunday next 3rd May at 9.30am. Anniversary Masses Saturday 2nd May at 8pm. Ned and Nell Ryan, Kickham Street and Michael Gahan, Fethard Street. Sunday 3rd May at 9.30am Months Mind Mass of William McGrath, Sunday 3rd May at 11.30am aniversary Jeffrey and Chris Croke, Newlands and John Croke do. The Spring Priest Collection for the clergy of the archdiocese is being taken up at the present time. A sincere thank you to all parishioners who have already subscribed.

Community Text Alert AGM

The AGM of Mullinahone Text Alert will take place on Wednesday 13th May at 8.30pm in the Community Hall. Please come along and support. All are welcome.

Ten Day Mega Clean-up

The 10 day mega parish clean-up is now in its second week. The first weekend seems to have been more successful than the second. Hopefully, the local authority will get around to disposing of the accumulated rubbish in the GAA carpark as soon as possible.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday last April 20th. The numbers drawn were 4, 26,27and 28. We didn’t have a jackpot winner, but the following shared the Match 3 Prize of €150. Jo Keating, Sarah and Albert, Eddie Dwyer, Gerry O’Meara and Jack McCarthy. Congrats to all. The next draw will take place on Tuesday May 4th when the jackpot could be worth €11,800. To win, you must first be in.

A Welcome Win

After their fine win over Toomevara in their first game, Mullinahone lined out against great rivals, Ballingarry, in their second game in the hurling championship in Clonmel on Sunday evening. The result was a 3-15 to 0-07 win for Mullinahone. Our lads began slowly, but improved as the game went on and were well on top during the second half. Once again, even after their good opening win against Toome, the turnout of local supporters was on the small side. It now looks as if Mullinahone will win out their section and advance in the championship. Their remaining game in the section will be against Boherlahan. Well done to the lads and to their management team. Best of luck to the Tipp U21 footballers who will play Tyrone in Dublin in the All Ireland final on We encourage our supporters to travel.

U12 Football

Our U12 footballers are out of the championship, but will now take part in a Shield competition. The panel who represented us in the championship games was Che Delaney-Scott, Joanne Hickey, Colin Kinnane, Conor O’Brien, Sean O’Dwyer, Josh Rowan, Daniel Vaughan, Dylan Webster, James Cody, Patrick Hayes, Lee McGuire, Eoin O’Dwyer, Jaedan Paget-Trudgill, Jack Sheehan, Luke Vaughan, Diarmuid White and Chloe Gunn. The team mentors are Ray Cody, Eamonn O’Dwyer and Paul White. Best of luck in the Shield.

Ladies Football

Congrats to Marion Gillman and Lorraine O’Shea. Marion representing St. Michael’s NS was selected for the Tipperary girls Primary Game team. Lorraine was chosen at centre field on the Higher Education All-Stars team and received her award at a function in Dublin last weekend. Well done to both. Wishing all the best to Áine Dunne, Aoibhe O’Shea and Nicole Shelly and the Tipp Minor team who play Cork in the Munster A final on Monday 5th May at a home venue. Good luck also to Nicola O’Dwyer and the Tipp U14 team who will play Waterford in the Munster B final on May 7th.


Mullinahone News April 20th

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Parish Mega Clean Up

Our Tidy Towns committee organised a 10 day Parish Clean Up which started last weekend. The idea is that people gather a group of their neighbours to clean up their own streets or roadways in their area. The rubbish collected is to be left at a central point from where we hope it will be collected by the local authority both during and after the clean-up. Once again we say, “Many hands make light work” and “ask not what your Tidy Towns is doing for you, but what are you doing for your Tidy Towns”.

GAA News

After a couple of recent good wins, our U12 footballers lost out to St. Pats in their final U12 game and as a result are out of the running. We, of course, would like to know the names of all those who represented us in the U12 football campaign. Our U14 footballers are currently on a good run and on Friday evening last they had a good win over Killenaule in Killenaule. Again we would like to know who our U14 footballers are. At adult level, our senior hurlers are busy preparing for next Sunday’s clash with Ballingarry which takes place in Clonmel. A win over our neighbours would set us up nicely for our final game, but a loss would severely hinder our prospects in the remainder of the county championship. We hardly need reminding that over the years since 1992 Ballingarry have spoiled our chances more often than any other club. We would like to see a much increased number of our supporters turning out for the game in Clonmel. On the county front, we were pleased to see Paul Curran lining out for Tipp’s League semi-final with Waterford, but we were disappointed to see Tipp go down by a point in Kilkenny. The best GAA result of the weekend was Tipps U21 football win over Dublin to qualify for the All-Ireland final against Tyrone. Sadly, we didn’t have anybody in that panel, but we congratulate the Tipp team and especially the two Mahers, Bill and Paul, sons of former Mullinahone and Tipperary footballer, Ollie Maher.

Daffodil Day

The Ladies Club wish to thank everyone who supported their Coffee Morning on Daffodil Day. €810 was raised. Many thanks also to those who purchased Daffodil Silks and Pins in our local shops. €273 was raised. Thanks for your continued support.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday April 13th. The numbers drawn were 1,8,11 and 21. The jackpot was not won, but the Match 3 prize of €200 was shared among Chelsea Mary, Margaret Crowe, Eamon Brett, Aoibhe Mullan, Pauline and Statia, Louise Moher, Carmel O’Meara and Sarah Egan. Next draw will be on Monday next 27th April, when the jackpot could be worth €11,650. If you want to win, do be in.

Community Hall Draw

The 8th Community Hall draw results were as follows:- €150 Kay Doran, €70 Mairead O’Halloran, €25 Kathleen Kehoe, €25 Margaret Hall, €20 Breda Walsh.

First Confession

First Confession ceremony will take place in St. Michael’s Church this coming Friday evening 24th April at 7.30pm. First Holy Communion follows on Saturday 16th May at 11am.

Boxing Club

Mullinahone Boxing Club would like to congratulate Darren Darcy-Crowe, Killaghy Crescent who won an Irish championship medal recently at the tender age of 12.


A 6 week programme will begin in the Community Centre, Mullinahone on this Wednesday, 22nd April from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  €2 per session.   For details, phone Julie at 052-9157992.


Mullinahone News Apr.12th

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Underage GAA

U6, U8 and U10: Coaching takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7pm.

U12: After an opening round victory over Ballingarry our U12 footballers have suffered 3 narrow defeats, all by only a single score. The defeats came from Carrick Swan, Kilsheelan/Kilcash and Grangemockler. All four games were played away from home. Early this week we were due to play Fr. Sheehys and on Saturday April 18th we will play St. Pats in Mullinahone at 3pm.

U14: After a narrow first round defeat by a point away to Carrick Swan, the U14 footballers defeated Ballingarry by a point during the week in Mullinahone.  They play away to Killenaule on Thursday 16th April at 7pm.

U16’s: The U16’s went down to narrow defeats in their 2 opening games by a point to Ballingarry and 2 points to Clonmel Óg. Their next game was against Carrick Swan in Carrick early in the week.


Juvenile Membership Officer, Josephine Britton wants to finalise membership this week, so please see Josephine about any outstanding membership.

Sponsored Walk

Thanks to all who helped out on the day of the sponsored walk. Any outstanding sponsorship can be given to your team manager or left in Hickeys Shop.

Local Lotto Jackpot Draw

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday night last 7th April. We didn’t have a jackpot winner, but 3 people shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Joe Tobin, John and Bridie and Daniel Luttrell. The numbers drawn were 3, 23, 26 and 27. Next draw will be on Mon. night next Apr. 20th. When the jackpot could be worth E11,500. Can you feel the excitement growing?

First Confession

First Confession 2015 will take place in St. Michael’s Church on Friday night week 24th April. First Communion will follow on the 3rd Saturday in May, May 16th.

Getting Out The News

More and more people are beginning to see the decline of the spirit of community in rural places. This began, many would say in the days of the Celtic Tiger, when people retired into their little bubbles of their own houses and their own lives. Even the concept of extended family and neighbours didn’t escape. Then the Downturn came and people retrenched strictly into their own lives. Did they lose interest in their communities? At local level today, it seems to be extremely hard for people to get messages out to the community at large. Some say Facebook is the way forward but most parishioners don’t or can’t read Facebook.

Others say the Parish Newsletter is the answer, but how many residents of the parish attend the parish each week. Some organisations have tried to bring out their own newsletters, but this is a major task requiring regular and dedicated effort. The local notes in the local paper have certainly declined in importance and are not read as they once were. The odd text message from Community Text Alert can be helpful, but does it beat the face to face message of two people meeting. Perhaps, of combination of all news outlets is required if you want to get news or details of your function out to the community at large. Certainly the day of the poster in the local gathering place is well and truly over.


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Knock na gow
Knocknagow or the Homes of Tipperary By Charles J. Kickham

South Tipperary
South Tipperary, 1570-1841: The Land, Region and Rivalry

 Sally Kavangh
Sally Cavanagh; Or the Untenanted Graves: A Tale of Tipperary
By Charles J. Kickham



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