Mullinahone News Jan.5th

Monday, 12 January 2015 12:43 Archived 2015

Rainfall in 2014

The rainfall really began for 2014 with December 2013 when it rained very heavily.The taps were turned on even heavier in January and February when over 300mm of rain cascaded down.In March, April and May rainfall eased off with the lovely Spring and Summer of April to September, with the latter month being the driest of the year with only 6.5mm of rain.

Just to remind us rain came back strongly in October and November with December easing off. In all, 1016.6mm of rain fell on 206 days in 2014. January was the wettest month of the year with 158.8mm of rainfall closely followed by February with 153.2mm. September was the driest month, with July second driest with 29.2mm of rain.

In contrast, November 13th was the wettest day of the year with 31.1mm of rainfall with October 3rd being next in line with 30.7mm. The longest completely dry spell came in June with 14 days from the 11th to the 24th inclusive completely dry. A similar 13 day spell took place from September 6th to the 18th inclusive. 2014 was the wettest year since 2009 with rainfall somewhat above average. This would indicate that 2015 should be drier, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Year Ends Year Begins

The 2014 GAA year for Mullinahone C.J.Kickhams on Saturday last.  The long delayed South Tipp Intermediate Football final against neighbours Grangemockler took place in Kilsheelan.Despite being rank outsiders, Mullinahone only went down by 3 points 2-07 to 0-10. It was a game that we could easily have won, but in the end the honours went to Grangemockler giving them their first adult football final win over Mullinahone in more than a century.

What a pity for all concerned that such games cannot be played in Summer/Autumn instead of the depths of Winter. Well done to our lads and their mentors on a decent run in this championship. Our congratulations to Kilsheelan and to Bill and Paul Maher on winning the South Tipp U21A final on Sunday when they defeated Swan 0-13 to 0-10.  They continued the form which they showed against ourselves on our first day out in that same championship in October. Congratulations, also, to C.J.Kickham’s club secretary, Eddie McCarthy who has been elected South Tipp PRO for 2015.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The local lotto jackpot draw returns after an end of year break on December 29th. The jackpot now stands at over €9,000, so if you want a prosperous New Year, do be in.  Next draw will take place on Monday 12th January.

Juvenile AGM

The adjourned Juvenile AGM will take place on this Thursday night January 8th at 8pm. All are welcome. The Juvenile registration evening for 2015 will take place on Thursday 15th January from 7pm to 8.30pm. All players from U6 to U16 must register and give payment to Juvenile club membership officer, Josephine Britton and not to your team manager.

All adults involved in the juvenile club, please pay your membership for 2015 to Club membership Officer, Rita Curran.

The juvenile strength and conditioning programme will resume on Wednesday 21st January.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 12:49