A FITTING MEMORIAL TO AN HISTORIC EVENT
The long awaited unveiling of the Mullinahone GAA Memorial to its six Bloody Sunday heroes took place in the village on Sunday last. Preparations for this event began almost two years ago with the election of a memorial committee.
This was, of course,was interrupted by Covid. The local committee was headed by Dick Egan and consisted of a number of locals who had served the club as Chairmen and other officers over the last half century. Tony Nolan, the President of our club and the son of Mick Nolan who was the last of the six local players who took part on Bloody Sunday to remain living was the man who unveiled the memorial on Sunday in conjunction with Seamus McCarthy, the Chairman of the Tipperary 1920 Remembrance Committee. The plaque unveiled was produced by Molloys of Callan and was sponsored by the Brett Family, Mullinahone to whom our thanks are extended. The plaque was blessed by Fr. Danny O’Gorman, PP and was greatly admired by those who came to see the unveiling, both from Mullinahone and from outside the parish.
The plaque was erected in a special grotto at the entrance to our sportsfield. The grotto was designed and erected by Malachy Sheehan, a local stonemason. The local committee left no stone unturned to produce a memorial which should shape our club’s path for another one hundred years.
We thank all those who came to see the unveiling and who helped along the
way to produce such a fine memorial. We hope that this memorial, in our grounds will be admired for many many years.
WELL DONE GIRLS AND BOYS
Well done to the CJK girls and boys who represented Tipperary at U14 level
over the weekend. Rachael O’Meara and Leana Gahan represented Tipp in camogie against Dublin while Shane McGrath and Killian Direen represented Tipp at U14 when they played Waterford in hurling.
Our senior hurlers who failed to get to Belfast over the weekend did get to play St. Johns, Belfast on Saturday in Kilkenny as John’s players travelled on from Dublin where they had played St. Vincents, Marino.
Sun.July 25 at 9.30am Lar Croke, 27th
Anniversary. Michael Brett, Ballydavid
Sun. July 25 at 11.30am Mary & Patie McCormack, Killaghy
Sun. Aug. 1 at 11.30am Tess McNamara.
PARISH ON LINE LOTTO
Congrats to Clare Gunn, our Lucky Dip winner. The jackpot was not won and will be worth €1,650 on Thurs. next. Best of luck to all and thanks for your support. Join at www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/mullinahone
As the first anniversary of the late Fr. John McGrath’s death is approaching, it is felt that it is appropriate to mark this occasion and
o any interested parishioners are invited to a meeting after the Saturday evening Mass in the Church grounds on July 31. All are welcome.
ANOTHER GREAT WIN
Once again our U15 footballers came out on top in a very close game. Having got the better of Clonmel Comm. in the semi-final and then Moyle Rovers in the South final, it was off to Ballina on the banks of the Shannon for the new South champions to face the home side in the County semi-final. It was a long way to travel , but such was the luck of the draw. In the end, Mullinahone pulled out all the stops to score a one point win 2-08 to 3-04 over the home side. The win seems a little easier when we look at the total scores Mullinahone 10 scores (2-08) Ballina 7 scores (3-04). It was a very hard fought win nevertheless. Hopefully, we will get the luck of the draw the next time. In the final, we will face J.K. Brackens (Templemore) who defeated Arravale Rovers (Tipperary Town) 5-09 to 1-08 in Templemore in the other semi-final.
We wish our lads the very best of luck in the final. It has been an outstanding campaign for our team so far. Hopefully, they can stretch their winning run to one more game. Best of luck lads.
LOTTO JACKPOT 19 JULY 2021
Jackpot: €7,300. Winning Numbers: 24,26,27 and 28. Match 3 at €150. Congrats Mick Scott. COMMUNITY COUNCIL SPLIT THE POT WED. JULY 21.
Prize €140. Congrats Fiona O’Neill.
CONGRATS TO ROSIE.
Congrats to Rosie O’Halloran who won €1,000 in the most recent Tipperary
Draw which was the 10th of 11 draws in 2020/2021.
The Passport Express service will resume on Monday July 19. Department of Foreign Affairs have advised that the turnaround time is likely to be 6 to 8 weeks. The customers receipt will be amended to advise customers to check the DFA website for indicative turnaround.
THE BOOK BUS IS BACK
Each year for the last 5 or 6 Summers the Book Bus has provided great enjoyment for the school girls and boys of the Mullinahone area. This year the Book Bus or rather the Book Service provided by Tipperary Co. Library is back, but this year there is no bus and the book service will take place each week in the Community Centre on the Carrick Road starting on Wed. July 28. The service will continue each Wednesday in the Community Centre between 10.30am and 12 noon. The service is available to all school children in the greater Mullinahone area and so do make use of it with thanks to Tipperary Co, Library.
Bank of Ireland Callan to close.
BOI Callan is due to close in early October. However there is still light at the end of the tunnel for local BOI customers as a number of BOI services will be provided by Mullinahone Post Office as they are now provided for AIB customers.