Village Clean-up - This Saturday morning, April 13th is clean-up Saturday in the village. This is part of the An Taisce Spring clean-up.
The local clean-up is being organised by the Mullinahone Tidy Towns committee. This committee has done great work around our parish over the last number of years, but depends on volunteers to help out. If you can do so on Saturday morning next please do. Volunteers will meet in the G.A.A. car park at 10am. If driving into the car park please take your time going over the ramp at the entrance. Rubbish sacks will be provided. Keeping he village free of rubbish should be an ongoing community task. A number of people in the locality have been fined for dumping rubbish in recent times. This is not good enough, so please help out on Saturday morning.
G.A.A. News - Our senior hurlers had their first championship fixture on Saturday evening last. The result was a one goal loss to neighbours Ballingarry. Absentees and injuries contributed to the narrow defeat. While the defeat wasn’t fatal it does put pressure on to qualify for the Divisional semi-finals in the coming games against Davins, Swan and Killenaule. The defeat came at the end of a bad week for the club with championship defeats coming in football for our minors against Fr. Sheehys for our U/16’s against Kilsheelan and for our U/14 also. A serious effort will have to be made to turn around a number of these results.
Alzheimers Association - Represent the Kilkenny Alzheimers Society in the Stoneyford 10km challenge by taking a sponsorship card to raise funds for services for people living with Alzheimers and Dementia. The run takes place at 12.30pm on Sunday, April 19th in Stoneyford village. For more info contact Ruth O’Gorman on (056) 7771230.
Commemoration - To mark the 90th anniversary of the death of General Liam Lynch a weekend of commemoration will take place in Newcastle village next Saturday and Sunday. Further details from Helen on (087) 7910454.
Bridge Results - The up to date results of the Mullinahone Bridge club competition held on the 25th March were: 1st Eileen Phelan and Kathleen Denny, 2nd Anne Needham and Helen Hawe, 3rd Patsy Cody and Margaret Hall, 4th Brigid Fennelly and Alice Burke.
Soccer - The U/13’s came agonisingly close to reaching the final of the South Tipp cup on March 24th. The team led Clonmel Celtic 2-1 with seconds to go when Clonmel who were at home equalised. In extra time Clonmel went in front to win 5-3. Clonmel are 2nd in the League but maybe Mullinahone will win the upcoming League game. The U/10’s run of victories came to an end when they lost to a strong Bansha team 1-4. Soccer training for the season has now ended even if the U/13’s have a couple of League games left to play.
Mick Hanly - Mick Hanly was the first person to entertain in Crocanoir 3 years ago. Mick is back on Thursday, April 18th for his annual concert.
Poulacapple Clean-up - As part of the parish clean-up on Saturday next, Poulacapple is repeating its drive to clean up the townland. Any one who can spare an hour on Saturday please meet up at the school at 10.30am to help out. Bags and gloves provided. Where Poulacapple leads perhaps other local communities will follow.