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Mullinahone News September 7th

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Heart Foundation Collection

The Heart Foundation will hold a Church gate collection before all Masses in Mullinahone this coming weekend. Mass times Saturday 8pm, Sunday 9.30am and 11.30am. Your support would be appreciated.

Community Centre

Concern is being felt in some quarters regarding the future of our Community Centre. The Centre is being managed by Mullinahone Community Council. Local Solas worker, Tony Wall is doing a fine job of keeping the centre in first class trim, but turnout at Community Council meetings has been rather poor with little more than the officers present.

All local groups with a parish interest should be attending community meetings as the future of our Hall is important to all, especially such as the local playschool, bridge club, retired people’s club etc. It is planned to hold a wake-up meeting of the council in the very near future. Please make plans to attend.


Our local soccer club which has being going so well in the Shield hit a pothole on Sunday last when they lost 1-0 to a good Burncourt side in their first league game of the season. This game was played before a good crowd in Mullinahone. Despite the result, it wasn’t all bad news for Mullinahone, as team captain, Jamie McGrath, who had been out through injury made a welcome return.

The Lazlett brothers and James Hindley threatened, but found the Burncourt goalie in superb form. Kevin Walzer came on for the second half for his first game, and he will be a decided addition. Though Burncourt left Mullinahone with the three points, the home side have a lot to look forward to, following a wholehearted display.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses Saturday 12th September at 8pm James and Statia Maher, Newlands, Sunday 13th September at 11.30am John Skehan, Kickham Street (lst Anniversary). The National Eucharistic Congress 2015 will take place at Knock Shrine on 26th and 27th September. It is hoped that the parish will be represented.

Hair Studio

Rose’s Hair Studio will have a slight disruption in working hours for the next 4 to 5 weeks. Rose can be contacted on her mobile (number on salon window). She appreciates your continued patience and understanding and regrets any inconvenience caused.

Missing Key

Would the person who collected the key to the Community Centre from Wilsons, please return same as soon as possible.

Street Repairs

The long promised works on the footpaths at Kickham Street are due to commence in the next week. This welcome news comes from Eddie O’Meara MCC.


Some water leaks in the area have been repaired, but lime in some of the local water supply is still a major problem.


Our senior hurlers face a huge task in the County championship in Cashel at 6pm on Sunday next when they play Thurles Sarsfields. While they will be outsiders and up against it, supporters are still looking forward to a determined display from all our lads. In Intermediate football, our South final opponents are still not known.

Clonmel Óg and Grangemockler drew their semi-final replay over the weekend and must meet again. Whoever comes through, they will be well prepared and sharpened to take on Mullinahone in the final.  We have been warned.


Mullinahone News August 31st

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Great Success

The Annual Festival of Hurling which took place on Saturday was again a wonderful success. Thanks from the organisers to all who helped out. While the “Big Winners” were from up North, the local U-12’s were “Winners” too getting to the “A” final.

The festival was attended by the Uachtarán of C.L.G Aodhán O Fearghail who was thrilled with his trip to Mullinahone. He was only one of the more the 1,000 visitors who came to our village over the weekend. The weather was grand, as usual except for one heavy shower which fell about half way through the day.

Special thanks to the local soccer club whose pitch changed codes for the day, but without it the festival could not have taken place.

Parish News

The Annual” Festival of Hurling” Mass was a huge success with St. Michael’s Church packed to capacity and ever so colourful. For all his hard work and support of the festival over the last decade, Fr. McGrath P.P. was presented with a chalice on behalf of the Festival Committee.

Congratulations to Brian Egan, Bawnavrona on his recent wedding to Eimear Gahan of Fethard.

A key on a keyring with a lovely baby photo was found recently in Killaghy cemetery. Call to the sacristy.

Don’t forget the one day pilgrimage to Lough Derg on 12th September. Bus from Killenaule at 11am on Friday 11th September. Contact Mary Hennessy on 062-71243.

A Great Win

This week we congratulate our footballers on their narrow win in the South Tipp Intermediate football semi-final. They defeated Fethard by 2-11 to 1-11 in a nail biting game. This was a game that we should have won easier, but the loyal supporters were put through the wringer before the final whistle.

It should not be forgotten that this was only Mullinahone’s second win over Fethard in adult football in nearly 70 years. The last win came in 2001 when Eoin Kelly, Paul Curran and Paul Kelly of the present team played. Back in history, in 1994, Eoin Kelly who had one of his best football games in years on Saturday night, was the sole survivor of the 1994 County U12 double team in action.

Pride of place, however, must go to the ageless warrior Kyran Vaughan who has represented our club as a senior player since 1992 (23 years ago). Ky’s loyalty to the club sets a great example to al other players which should be copied. Well done to our mentors on getting the team to the final where they will meet the winners of the Grangemockler v Clonmel Óg replay.

The following fifteen lined out on Saturday night:  Michael Lonergan, Kyran Vaughan, Alan Walsh, Michael Cody, Graham Horan, Niall Curran, Kevin Walzer, Paul Curran, Alan Curran, Sean Curran, Eoin Kelly, Jack Shelly, Paul Kelly, Gary Cronin and Micheál Dunne.

Local Lotto Draw

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 24th August. The numbers drawn were 1,6,9 and 24. We had no jackpot winner, but seven winners shared the Match 3 prize of €175. Congratulations to Margo Dalton, Breda Lyons, Cathy Cummins, Davy O’Meara, Thomas Morrissey, Dave and Eimear  O’Duffy and G. Whelan.  Next draw will be on Monday 7th September when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Good Start Continues

Our local soccer 11 had their second win on Sunday. They defeated Killusty 4 – 3 away to reach the semi-final of the Shield. Mullinahone AFC got off to a great start with goals from Wayne Lazlett, Sean Bermingham and Eamon Brett. It was 3 – 0 at half time and Michael Cooper made it 4 – 0 early in the second half.

Killusty who have a proud record in Tipp soccer were bound to hit back and did so, but Mullinahone held out for a 4 – 3 win for the second week in a row. The Mullinahone defence missed the two injured stalwarts Enda McEnery and Jamie McGrath. There were debuts on Sunday for Dan Laight, David Maher and Frankie Clinton. Welcome back, also, to Kevin Walzer.

The soccer pitch changed code over the weekend providing a home to hundreds of hurlers in the annual GAA festival of hurling which was again a wonderful success. Well done to all in the GAA for making such a fine contribution to the local economy.In soccer, we wish the local eleven and their mentors George Hindley, Ian Gahan and David Cooper success in the upcoming Shield semi-final.



Mullinahone News August 24th

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South Final Lost

While C.J. Kickhams lost the 2015 South Final to Killenaule by only two points 0-21 – 2-13 in Fethard on Sunday last, it was a game that to many they never looked like winning. This was Killenaule’s firsr win over Mullinahone in six finals as Mullinahone had won the previous five. One result of the locals loss of Sunday’s final was that Eoin Kelly failed to win an llth South Tipp senior hurling medal.

Had he done so, he would have joined a select batch of the old Davin’s players who had won eleven such medals at the top of the honours list. The 2015 final marked the 30th south Tipp final in a row that at least one and often two of the Slieveardagh cousins (Ballingarry, Killenaule and Mullinahone) didn’t play in.

The last such final was 1985 when Carrick Swan beat St.Marys. Attention must now switch to the South Intermediate football championship and the county senior hurling championship. No doubt, physical training for football would build up strength and team spirit in our hurlers. So far, supporters have seen improvement in our hurling team, but even more is required if we are to return to former greatness.

Save Our Post Office

Local poet, Joe O’Gorman put pen to paper recently on the need to keep our rural post office service. Joe rejects the “Do it on line” mentality in the last verses of his poem.

“If we do not take action, we’ll pay a heavy price,

The poor will have the greatest loss, when fate will throw it’s dice,

They’ll have to go to Callan, but they may not have a car,

So more hardship for the old, another step too far.

We must go to our Post Office and draw our Welfare there,

We must use up every service that John and Ann prepare,

For if it goes, it won’t be back, like the Barracks and the Bank

Remember if we go on line, we have ourselves to thank.”


Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 17th August. The numbers drawn were 13,23,26 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, but 5 shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Pat O’Meara, Mary Fitzgibbon, Dan, T.J., and Nicola, The Hardy Boys and Liam O’Brien. Next draw will be on 31st August when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.

Parish Newsletter

Anniversary Masses next weekend: Saturday 29th August at 8pm Paddy Brett, Bawnavrona, Sunday 30th August at 11.30am, Percy Vaughan, Clonagoose.

The Annual Mass at the Mass Rock took place on Sunday afternoon last and was well attended in spite of counter attractions. On Sunday next, Aug. 3Oth St. Mary’s Church, Killenaule will celebrate the 15Oth Anniversary of it’s opening. The National Eucharistic Congress 2O15 will take place in Knock on the 26th and 27th of September. A one day pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Saturday 12th September. Nearest bus pick up location is Killenauleat 11am on Friday 11th September. Phone Mary on O62-71243.

Mullininahone AFC

Mullinahone got off to a winning start on their return to junior Soccar ranks after a more than a five year absence. The team a mixture of youth and experience has been welded into a unit by Manager, George Hinley and his assistants Ian Gahan abd Dave Cooper. The team started nervously and conceded an early goal.  However, they bounced back and levelled with a penalty converted by Michael Cooper. Mullinahone lost Jamie McGrath to injury, but Tony Watters proved an able deputy.

End to end action saw Mullinahone lead 4 – 1 at half time. Third division Kilmanahan hit back with two goals in the second half,  but Mullinahone held out for a 4 – 3 win.  Next round will be on Sunday next away to Killusty. Scorers Michael Cooper (Pen) Ashley Lazlett, Wayne Lazlett and an OG.

Team: George Hinley, Johnny Hickey, Ian Gahan, Jamie McGrath, Shane O’Connell, Michael Cooper,Sean Birmingham, James Hinley, Wayne Lazlett, Ashley Lazlett, Aidan McGrath.  Reserves:  Tony Watters, Frankie Clinton, Eamonn Brett, Dan Haight.  After the game both teams were provided with refreshments by Eamonn Brett.


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By Charles J. Kickham



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