CJ Kickhams GAA Club.
For the second year running our footballers will contest the south final. Last Saturday they showed great determination to defeat Fethard by a single point. While many people will think they had an easy passage up to this you have to say they’ve got out of it what they put into it. From early in the year under manager Decie Mac and his team of John Leahy, Noel O’Shea and Michael Lonergan they have put a lot into training and preparation. The final will be a big step up but we have no doubt they’ll rise to the challenge. Well done to all.
Tipperary GAA Draw.
For many years now many of you have supported the Tipperary draw. The March draw will be held this Friday night in The Stack of Barley in Mullinahone. This is a great opportunity for you to see how the draw is made and we may even have a car won in Brett’s to crown the night of. There will be music and light refreshments on the night and everybody is invited to attend.
Our senior hurlers have their year up and running with training indoors at the moment. Sean O’Regan remains as manager for the coming year along with Brian O’Meara and Pat Croke as selectors. Training is for all adult hurlers and continues on Wednesday and Saturdays for the moment. Best of luck to Sean and his selectors for 2011.
February 1 year and 5 years ago
Another month has sped by but then even in leap years, February is a short month. Perhaps we might look back through the Mullinahone Parish magazine to see the principal events in Mullinahone in February (a) last year and (b) five years ago.
Of course our list is only a hit and miss affair and is by no means comprehensive. Here goes and we’ll see how good are readers memories.
February 2006 – We begin with a reflection “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today”. Mullinahone Playschool were starting a Friday session. Pioneers eligible for silver or gold emblems were to contact Maura O’Sullivan. A Dart Exhibition was billed for Quirke’s on Monday February 20th. Johnny Kennedy, Fenane was elected new Chairman of the juvenile hurling and football Club.
The AGM of the C.J. Kickham’s GAA Club had to be reheld due to unforeseen circumstances. The death took place in Switzerland of Max Eugene Sommer and his mother. The following week we noted the death of Paddy Power, Courtnaboola, Callan. The death took place in England of Peggy Conroy, nee McGrath, Lismolin. The month drew to an end with the Scoil Ruain Parents Association organising a Fashion Show.
February 2010 – Again a reflection “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go”. St. Michael’s N.S. raised €2,450.10 in aid of Haiti. A Quiz in T.J. Mac’s for the same good cause raised €944.14. A thank you from Eamon Hennessy to those who supported Crumlin Hospital to the tune of €800 while viewing his Christmas lights. Sunday evening devotions for the duration of Lent began in St. Michael’s Church. Best wishes to Patrick Crowe, Kickham Place and Orla Hickey who were married recently while sympathy to the relatives of Danny Brett, Modeshill, who passed away. We rejoiced with the naming of Eoin Kelly of Ballydonnell as Tipperary Senior Hurling captain. The deaths took place of Jack Doyle, late of Ballyduggan and Ms. Nellie O’Connell late of Fethard Street. Notice was given of the first bring and buy poultry and small animals sale in the GAA car park. The sale has begun again each month at the same venue.
The last Local Lotto Jackpot draw took place on Monday, February 21. The numbers drawn were: (1,9,16,28). We didn’t have a jackpot winner but there was a Match 3 winner. Congratulations to Ann Sparrow who won the Match 3 prize of €150. Next draw will be on March 7 when the jackpot could be worth €2,000. However, if you want to win, you must first be in.
Kelly wins Fitzgibbon medal
Most people will automatically think of Eoin Kelly winning another award. Not so this time. Elder brother Paul Kelly returned as a mature student to study in the University of Limerick last Autumn. Recovering from an injury, which kept him out nearly the entire championship season, the return to college has brought Paul’s recovery on a ton. On Saturday last, Paul who is now 31 lined out with the University of Limerick in the Fitzgibbon Cup final against L.I.T., which his brother Eoin captained to Fitzgibbon success a number of years ago. We are glad to report that Paul played the whole of the final against L.I.T. in extremely poor conditions, so he must be coming back to fitness. No doubt we’ll see him in the Tipp jersey again in the not too distant future. Paul now joins a select few in the Mullinahone Club who have won Fitzgibbon Cup medals in hurling. The Fitzgibbon Cup is the tournament played for among Ireland’s third level colleges. Well done Paul. We look forward to seeing you in action on the home front before too long.
The Cooking demonstration, which was postponed on Thursday night last, will take place this Thursday night in the GAA Sports Hall. All food will be raffled on the night. The proceeds will be in aid of a Lourdes Trip.
Sports Hall and gym
Membership of the gym is now overdue and should be paid to Jackie Bolger as soon as possible. If you are not rejoining, please return your keys. Any person or group using the hall must book through Jackie Bolger. At a recent Club Meeting, it was decided that groups using the hall must be supervised. Hurling is not allowed without prior permission. It is in everyone’s interest to respect the hall and gym and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition when you leave.
Our Own Place
The next lecture in the “Our Own Place” series will take place in St. Michael’s N.S. on Wednesday, March 2. Having dealt last month with the 1798 Rebellion in the local area, the next lecture will deal with Mullinahone becoming an independent parish on July 4, 1826. It will also discuss the arrival of the Great Famine 1845-1847, while the central theme of “Knocknagow” the struggle to get a long term Land Lease will be explored. All are welcome at 8.30pm.
Callan Golf Club
Are you thinking of taking up golf? Callan Golf Club offers an introduction, 4 Group lessons for ladies and gents – non golf club members. Sessions will be held on Saturdays March 12 and 19 and April 2 and 9. Fee €50. Contact Sheelagh at 086 8098280, Paul at 087 2933759, Anne at 085 1371416 or Mossie at 086 4099828.