Mullinahone News May 11th

Monday, 18 May 2015 14:24 Archived 2015 - Archived 2015

Cup Successes for Mullinahone FC

Last Saturday saw two Mullinahone Schoolboy Soccer teams looking to win their respective Cup Competitions. First up in Clonmel were the under 13’s sponsored by Crocanoir against St Kevins from Tipperary Town. In a tight match, a great team performance from goalkeeper to forwards and a strong bench saw a single goal for the Mullinahone team settle the match. This was the second trophy for this young team in two weeks after winning the league to complete the double and go through the season unbeaten. Credit must go to their coaches Emmy Maher & Kevin Ryan who have coached this young team over the past few seasons.

Next up were the under 15’s sponsored by Lonergans Gala who went into their match as underdogs against league champions Clonmel Celtic. A very tight first half saw both defences keep a clean sheet but in the second half a great strike saw Mullinahone take the lead. Celtic however  fought back to take a 2-1 lead with only ten minutes left. Again Mullinahone were behind and again had to prove what a team of fighters they are. Two quick goals and great defending in the last few minutes saw this team, that has been together for six years win their first trophy.

Great credit to Paul White who has managed them from the start and ably assisted this year by Eamonn Ryan. The surprises didn't end there. Junior club chairman John Bermingham arranged for both teams to get tickets for the upcoming Ireland v England international while Lonergans Gala sponsored food in Supermac’s ending a great season for Mullinahone Schoolboys soccer.

Three In A Row

Mullinahone travelled to New Inn on Sat. evening to take on Boherlahan in their third and final game in the league section of the county senior hurling championship. Mullinahone had already qualified for the last 16 in the county while Boherlahan were destined for the relegation playoffs. Mullinahone lined out without Donal Cody, Sean Curran and Kevin Bolger from the team that had started the previous game against Ballingarry. They were replaced by Diarmuid O’Halloran, Paul Kelly and Niall O’Brien.

Mullinahone struggled for a long time in this game, as though on top, their failure to score even one goal left them vulnerable to Boherlahan counter attacks. However, the defence stood firm especially in the second half and they ran out winners 0-19 to 1-10. A better display will be needed to overcome Swan on next Saturday evening in Monroe. The turnout of local supporters was quite small in New Inn. It is hoped that it will be a much bigger turnout of support in Monroe at 7pm on Saturday evening next.

Parish Newsletter

Sympathy is extended to Vincent Hornibrook, Kickham Place on the death of his mother, Mary Hornibrook, nee Healy formerly of Foyle, Ballingarry. Mary Hornibrook passed way in England. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday 16th May at 8pm Dinny Quirke of Gurteen. Sunday 17th May at 9.30am Mary and Paddy Scott, Graigue, Sunday 17th May at 11.30am Pake Luttrell, Knockulty. May devotions take place in St. Michael’s Church each Sunday evening during the month at 7pm while the rosary takes place at the Callan Road Grotto each weekday evening, Monday to Friday at 7.15pm. First Holy Communion 2015 will take place at a special Mass in St. Michael’s Church on this Saturday morning 16th May  at 11am. Please be punctual as it is unfair and unsettling on other children to be left waiting.

Community Draw (9th)

The winners in the last community draw were €150 Vicky Maher, Killaghy Street, €70 Monica Lawless, Kylotlea, €25 Paul Ryan, Ballinacloghy, €25 Pat and Noreen Fitzgerald, Fethard Street, €20 Joan Treacy, Poulacapple.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 5th May. The winning numbers drawn were 5,23,27 and 28. We had no jackpot winner, but two people shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Mary Guiry and Nellie Cahill. The next draw will be on Monday next 18th May when the jackpot could be worth €12,100. Definitely, a prize worth winning.

Mount Carmel Draw (April)

The complete list of April winners can be read in last weekends Mullinahone Parish Newsletter.