Meeting - The Mullinahone Community Park committee held their first meeting of 2012 on February 6th. The committee would like to thank the local Bridge Club for their donation to the project. Fundraising is ongoing and at the end of March, (30th and 31st) bag packing sessions will take place in Dunnes Stores, Davis Road, Clonmel. Volunteers are needed to help with the packing, if you want to get involved and do a two hour session contact a member of the committee or leave your name and contact details to Lonergans for Vicky. The playground and park is going ahead, all documents have been sent to the relevant funding agencies.
A.G.M. - The Juvenile G.A.A. Club held their A.G.M. on Friday night last in the meeting rooms. It was well attended. Officers elected were Chairman, Declan McNamara, Secretary, Pat Fitzgerald, Treasurer, Sean Reilly, Asst. Treasurer, Rita Curran, Schools Liason Officer, Eddie McCarthy. Managers for the various age groups were put in place. The club is to embark on a membership drive and plans are afoot to organise pre season leagues for the different age groups. Membership of the club is open to both boys and girls and parents are always welcome. Registration nights take place this weekend. Further details from the club officers. P.R.O. is Teresa Dunne while Asst. P.R.O. is Jackie Bolger.
Well Done - To Milltown Castlemaine of Kerry who went on to win the All-Ireland Intermediate football title on Sunday in Croke Park after defeating our own C.J. Kickhams in the Munster final before Christmas.
Hard Luck For Marcella - Hard luck to Marcella Plunkett of Roundwood who for the second year in a row lost out to Sorcha Ronan for the best female actress award in the IFTA (Irish Oscars). Marcella is a daughter of the former Kay Sheehan of Ballydavid. She was nominated for her role in the film “Stella Days” which was shot in Fethard. Third time lucky, Marcella.
Thanks - Thanks from Cystic Fibrosis to all who donated to their annual church gate collection last weekend. The Irish Wheelchair Association (Tipperary Branch) will hold their churchgate collection next weekend. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Thank You - Eamon Hennessy and his family would like to thank everyone who donated to their Christmas lights fundraiser for Crumlin Hospital. The amount of 760 euro was raised, thanks to everyone.
School Enrolment - Enrolments are now being taken in St. Michael’s N.S. for the school year 2012/2013 starting next September. Contact Rose in the office any morning from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Marie Clancy N.T. (Resource Room) after office hours at the school up to 3 p.m. or phone (052) 9153304 for further details.
C.J. Kickhams - Membership 2012, a committee has been set up to sell membership for the coming year. The club had a very successful year in 2011 on the playing fields and it is our intention to include as many people in our community to be members of the club as is possible. By becoming a member of your club before March 31st you will be registered as a member of the G.A.A. in Croke Park and become eligible for championship tickets. Most importantly you will be supporting your local club and help us to provide games for our youth. It will also go towards the running of our Sports Complex and Gym which has proved so beneficial to the community in general. All paid up members at a cost of 30 euro will be entered into a draw for a food voucher and a hamper and will be given priority for match tickets as well as having voting rights within the club. Your support will be greatly appreciated. You can pay to any club officer or committee member. For insurance purposes players need to pay immediately to Secretary Eddie McCarthy.
Sports Ground - Because of late night drivers into the grounds it is now necessary to lock the main gates at 10 p.m. each night and open them each morning. We would also appeal to people using the ground to dispose of their rubbish in a responsible manner. Please do not use the ground to walk dogs as their waste is unacceptable where children play.
Team News - Our U/21 footballers got the year off to a great start with a well deserved win over Carrick Swan in a wet and cold Monroe on Saturday last. Fielding a very young team we won on a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-6. Well done to Sean Curran who played at midfield and lined out with Tipperary the following day. Sean joined his brother Paul and Eoin Kelly in their win over Cork. Well done Sean and we wish you every luck with your future. Jack Shelly, Luke Mullally and Richie Walsh continue to train with the Tipperary minor hurling panel while Jack Shelly is also with the minor footballers.
Badminton - Continues on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome regardless of your ability. Bring 2 euro and a racquet.
Ladies Football - U/8 training will continue in the G.A.A. Hall each Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. All are welcome. The club’s recycling drive was a great success. Many thanks to all those who cleaned out wardrobes and attics and helped the club to fundraise.
Parish Newsletter - Children are preparing for First Holy Communion by attending Mass each weekend be it at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening or 9.30 a.m. or 11.30 a.m. on Sundays.
Condolences to Denis O’Neill, Jamestown whose brother Pat recently passed away in Dublin. May he rest in peace.
The annual Cashel and Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from June 16th to 21st June. Cost 687 euro for five nights full board. Pilgrimage Director is Fr. Thomas Hearne. Booking forms can be had from Joe Walsh Tours at (01) 2410812.
Fur and Feather - The Fur and Feather market for fowl and small animals returned to Mullinahone on Sunday last. Trade was brisk. The market will take place in the G.A.A. car park on the second Sunday morning of each month. Next market on Sunday, 11th March.
Crocanoir Concert - The next concert will take place on Saturday, February 25th at 8 p.m. with Jimmy Crowley.
Camogie Club - Ballingarry Camogie Club would welcome new members. For more information contact Pat Vaughan on (087) 2414504.
Safer Streets Action Group - Has contacted other village groups with a view to co-ordinating village efforts and improvements. Safety is in all our interests.
Meeting - Deputy Mattie McGrath is holding a public meeting in response to recent concerns raised about the future of small schools. The meeting takes place this Thursday night, 16th February at 8.15 p.m. in Cahir House Hotel, Cahir. Ms. Breda Fitzgerald, Principal of Newtown N.S. will address the meeting.