Well Done Tipperary Minors - Well done to the Tipperary Minor hurlers on winning the All-Ireland Minor hurling replay against Dublin. The result brought special joy to Mullinahone as two of the Tipperary panel were members of the local C.J. Kickhams G.A.A. Club. Jack Shelly who was full forward and Luke Mullally who was among the substitutes. The captain of the team was Bill Maher now of Kilsheelan. Bill is son of Ollie Maher of Newlands and he was actually born here when his father and mother lived in Mullinahone. Well done to all. Locals who would like to see Jack and Luke in action can go along next weekend when Mullinahone play St. Mary’s in the South Tipp. minor hurling semi-final. Mullinahone are the current champions.
The All-Ireland (Irish Press) Cup was in Mullinahone on Friday night last when the Tipperary October draw took place in T.J. Macs where the draw winners were presented with their prizes. In a night of presentation which was very well attended by local G.A.A. club members, presentations were made by John Croke on behalf of the local club to County minors, Bill Maher, Jack Shelly and Luke Mullally. Also on display were the Munster minor cups both hurling and football; the All-Ireland and Munster Intermediate hurling cups and the Munster senior hurling cup. Not a bad haul for Tipp. in what was regarded as a disappointing 2012. Luckily enough the local club was able to contribute the South Tipp. S.H. cup to the silverware.
Kilimanjaro - In 2011 a group of Mullinahone lads including new All-Ireland medallist Luke Mullally climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Sean Bermingham of Ballycullen was inspired by their journey and earlier this Summer he hiked his way to the top on the trip of a lifetime. He was joined by schools pals from Scoil Ruain, Killenaule and a group of teenagers from other South Tipperary schools. Sean would like to thank everyone in Mullinahone and the supporting areas who sponsored the trip and contributed so generously to the various events which helped to raise much needed funds for South Tipperary Hospice. He would especially like to thank Eilis Fitzgerald who organised the Coffee Morning in the G.A.A. Hall.
Tidy Towns - In the afterglow of Mullinahone’s recent win in the 2012 Tidy Towns it is disappointing to have to report rubbish dumping in the vicinity of the village. The site known as the “tennis courts” was recently tidied up as part of the preparation for the new Community Park and Children’s Playground. However recently some dumping of rubbish took place on the site. Locals are asked to keep their eyes open and report any dumping or suspicious parking in the area.
Saorview - On October 24th R.T.E. will change its type of signal. If your picture comes from an aerial you might have to make some changes to your aerial or your TV. If your aerial is the right one you may need a special saorview box. Perhaps an elderly neighbour or relative might need a helping hand.
Hearty Walk - The most recent in the local “Hearty Walk” series took place on Saturday morning last. It was to have taken place in conjunction with World Heart Day but the All-Ireland hurling replays put paid to that and it was re-arranged for last Saturday. The walk took place over the old milk run route which was via the Rocks Road, Ballylanigan Cross, Kilvemnon and back to Mullinahone via the local Co-op. The walk was well supported in memory of locals who have survived heart treatment and others who were not so lucky with friends and family members taking part in the walk. On their return to the local G.A.A. Centre participants were treated to refreshing cups of tea and coffee. While each one walked at his/her own pace the last two home were Tommy Forrestal and Bob Cantwell who received a special high visability “Heart Walk” jacket. Well done to Bridget Forrestal who organised the walk with the help of a number of friends.
Art Course - An Art Course will take place in Mullinahone Community Centre on this Thursday, 11th October (depending on numbers). The proposed hours are from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. for eight weeks. For further details call Louise Croke on (087) 6576525.
Parish Newsletter - Condolences are extended to Mary Ellen and Daniel Mullally, Blackthorn Walk on the recent death of Baby Daniel.
Condolences also to Bridie Hennessy, Coolbawn on the death in London of her brother Pat Conway.
Congrats to Niamh Neary, Modeshill on her recent wedding to Aidan Carroll of Kilkenny.
Thanks to the parishioners who subscribed to the Autumn priests collection take up at this time.
Village Regeneration - Perhaps one of the first signs of village regeneration in Mullinahone especially in Carrick Street is the new sign “Meehans” over the shop, well done Paul.