U21s Start Well
Our U21 hurlers got off to a good start in the Championship last Saturday. In their first game they defeated Carrick Swan. This year the U21 championship has a different format, instead of a knockout with a second chance for all losing teams the seven competing teams are divided into two groups which will play two round robins, with the top two teams in each group meeting in crossover semi-finals.
Our lads are grouped with Carrick Swan, Ballybacon-Grange and Moyle Rovers. We now have to play two more games in the round robin against Ballybacon and Moyle Rovers. Rovers have already lost to Swan in an earlier game but three years ago as minors Ballybacon won the South final defeating Ballingarry by a point.
The first objective in the next two games will be to qualify for a semi-final place. The team which represented us in Cloneen lined out: Richie Walsh, Jack McCarthy, Keith Mullally, Paul Gayson, David Walzer, Gary Cronin, Luke Mullally, Diarmuid O’Halloran, Eoin Fennelly, Danny Luttrell, Sean Curran, Jack Shelly, Tony Treacy, George Browning, Cathal Horan, Denis Connolly who came on as a sub impressed many of the supporters who turned out in good numbers. Let us hope that they will turn out for future games.
The management team are Declan McNamara, John Leahy and Eugene O’Brien. They play Moyle Rovers in Cloneen on Saturday next at 3.30pm. Support appreciated.
TIDY TOWNS 2012 LANDSCAPING
In this section of the Tidy Towns Mullinahone scored 33 out of 50, the same as in 2011. The report states: “Some fine mature trees and traditional stone walls around Mullinahone give an attractive landscape in a natural way and require little intervention only regular maintenance. The hedge is coming on well at the church and behind the litter bins. The plants provide freshness and colour to the surroundings. There is nice landscaping at the school and in the fine open spaces at the back of the school.
“The graveyard looked supreme and congratulations to all concerned with its upkeep. Other attractive bits of landscaping give colour and freshness to the surroundings”.
It would seem that grey concrete is not the favourite colour of the tidy town judges.
The next outing of the local Golf Society will take place to Dundrum Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday, October 29. Tee off time is 11am. Tea/coffee and scones will be served on arrival with lunch served after the game. Contact Don or Richie if you are travelling.
BIG BINGO NIGHT
Following the hugely successful bingo night held in June it has been decided to hold another similar night. This will take place on Thursday, November 1, in the G.A.A. Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm, eyes down at 8.30pm.
Condolences to the Croke family on the death of Sr. Philomena Croke, Presentation Convent, Fethard.
Sr. Philomena celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this year.
A history dealing with the G.A.A. in Mullinahone since 1885 will be published during 2013.
A committee has been working on this project for some time. However help is needed from the community at large to bring the project to a successful conclusion. If you can help at all or would like to be involved please contact the chairman of the history committee, Dick Egan who has taken over from Lance Vaughan or the secretary, Neil Thompson or any other member of the committee or officer of the club.
The other members of the history committee are Lance Vaughan, Sean O’Meara, Tommy O’Sullivan, Joe Tobin and Ricky Sheehan.