Mullinahone News May 18th

Monday, 18 May 2015 14:27 Archived 2015 - Archived 2015

First Communion

Congratulations to the 27 girls and boys who received their First Communion at a special Mass in St.Michael’s Church on Saturday morning last May 16th at 11am. Thank God the weather remained fine for what was a lovely ceremony.Our congratulations to the children, their parents, their teachers, to Fr. McGrath P.P. and all who helped to make the Church beautiful on this special day.


Thank you to everyone who supported the recent cake sale in aid of obtaining a defibrillator for Mullinahone.  A total of €750 was raised through the sale of cakes and donations. The balance was kindly donated by Mullinahone Credit Union and Ronan Brett of Brett’s Hardware. The AED will be placed on the wall of Brett’s Hardware. Free training will be given shortly on the use of same. Please contact Breda on 087-7422614 to book a place.

Community Playschool

Parents and children are invited to attend an open day at the playschool on Saturday next May 23rd from 11am to 1pm to view the bright child-centred facilities and to meet the FETAC playschool qualified staff.

Semi-Final Beckons

As we go to press, the future path of our senior hurlers is uncertain. On Saturday evening last we were due to play Carrick Swan in our first round South Tipp clash, but a bereavement caused this game to be postponed. Our sympathy to the Hogan family in Carrick-on-Suir. The game has been re-arranged to be played on this Tuesday night in Monroe, so by the time you read this, the future will be much clearer. At the other side of the draw Killenaule beat Ballingarry 0-15 to 0-13 in Fethard on Sunday evening. If we win in Monroe, we will meet Killenaule in the first South Tipp semi-final.  Were we to lose, all would not be lost as we would then play Ballingarry in a losers first round tie. The winners of this game would go through to a second South Tipp sem-final against the losers of the first semi-final. Let us hope that our recent good form will continue and that as you read this that we are safely in the first semi-final.

Credit Union

In May 1978, Mullinahone Credit Union opened to the public.  For the last almost 40 years our Credit Union has operated most successfully on a voluntary basis giving sterling service to the people of the local area.However, in recent years pressure of government legislation has made it virtually impossible for any voluntary credit union such as ours to continue to operate in its present form. Discussions have taken place with Clonmel Credit Union with a view to us amalgamating with a full time credit union. This idea of amalgamation which was approved at our last AGM is now ready to take place and will continue to see credit union work in the village linked by computer to Clonmel and Fethard and providing new and improved services for all members. Details of these will be issued shortly.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 11th May 2015.  The numbers drawn were 3,21, 25 and 27. There were no jackpot winners, but we had four Match 3 winners. Congratulations to Jim Buggy, Amy Molyneaux, Martin Costello and Eddie + Stephen. Next draw will be on Monday 25thMay when the jackpot could be worth €12,250.

Parish Newsletter

Sympathy is extended to Joseph and Philip Brennan and the extended family on the death of Jimmy Brennan of Fethard Street which took place last week. Jimmy first came to Mullinahone from Co. Roscommon over 50 years ago.  Sympathy also to Ann Phelan, Bellevue on the recent death of her brother, Pat Cleary in Clonmel. Anniversary Masses next weekend Saturday 23rd May at 8pm Bill and Mary Hennessy, Modeshill, Sunday 24th May at 9.30am James and Brigid Grant, Cappanagrane, Sunday 24th May at 11.30am Jack Tobin, Ballyduggan. May devotions will be celebrated for the rest of the month each Sunday at 7pm in St. Michael’s Church and on weekdays Monday to Friday at 7.15 pm at the Callan Road grotto.