Many Mullinahone GAA supporters should be tempted to travel to Walsh Park in Waterford on Wednesday evening, April 27th, to see Tipperary’s minor hurlers play Waterford in the first round of the Munster Championship. Their interest will be twofold. A win will put Tipperary into the Munster semi-final while a loss will see them into a round robin with the two other first round losers for the last semi-final place.
The second reason for locals travelling is that two local youths are expected to line out with Tipperary. The grapevine has it that both Eoin Fennelly (Jamestown) and Cathal Horan (Ballyduggan) will line out with Tipperary at centre-field and corner-forward respectively. If this happens, it will bring the number of youths from Mullinahone who have represented Tipperary at minor hurling up to 15. The first was Mick Cahill R.I.P. in 1941 and the other 14 have come since John Leahy lined out in 1987. We wish Cathal and Eoin every good wish and hope that they will inspire their parish team mates to a good championship hurling run later in the summer. Without the two lads, our minor footballers went down to Moyle Rovers on Wednesday night last by 4-9 to 0-5. They have however qualified for the South Tipperary semi-final in spite of the result.
The May Market of birds and small animals will take place in the car park of our GAA grounds on Sunday morning week May 8th, starting early at cockcrow. Get there in time if you want to get a bargain.
The series of lectures in the “Our Own Place” local history programme in St. Michael’s National School has concluded. However, a special revision of all six lectures has been combined into one and this lecture on the history of Mullinahone 1200 AD to 1909 AD will be given in Crocanoir (Bermingham’s Ballycullen) on Wednesday evening May 4th at 8.30pm. This special will help people to catch up on what they may have missed and also enable those attending to see Crocanoir which is a venue at the centre of local culture. The invitation to visit Crocanoir has been kindly extended by John and Monika Bermingham. Once again, thanks to James Cahill and his staff as well as to the Board of Management of St. Michael’s N.S. for hosting the “Our Own Place” lectures during the winter.
Ruth O’Gorman on behalf of the Kilkenny Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, informs us that a Jumble Sale of good quality cosmetics, new clothes, ornaments, household goods, dvd’s, home-made confectionery will take place at Cillin Hill, Kilkenny Market. For more info or to donate goods or unwanted gifts, contact Ruth/Catherine at 056 7771230. Do have a nice week.
If you have a child wishing to start attending Poulacapple N.S. in September, please contact the school for an information pack or further details. The school number is 052 9153436 and your contact is Ellen Corrigan.
C.J. Kickhams GAA
The last draw for 2010 was held in Tipp Fm on the first Friday of April. Once again it proved a lucky month for one of our members. Since the start of the Tipperary draw both Michael Walsh, Clonagoose and his brother Pat have been two of our biggest promoters. We were delighted then to here that Michael won a car in the draw and also collected the promoters prize of E400. Congratulations Michael and hopefully some of your luck will rub of on Pat in the future.
The draw for the 2011-2012 season is now launched and details or membership can be had from draw co-ordinator Tommy O’Sullivan or any club officer.
Our Intermediate footballers lost their first round game to favourites Ballyporeen last weekend on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-7. This was our first outing and with the positive response of the players on the day we can look forward to a good campaign. Our senior hurlers will play their second round game against Ballybacon this weekend. With retirements, transfers and injuries it is proving a very difficult time for the panel and management. Best of luck. Best of luck also to Eoin Fennelly and Cathal Horan who will both play with Tipperary minor hurlers this Wednesday night. A proud moment for the lads and their families. Kevin Bolger and Shane O’Brien made their debut with London last weekend in the Nicky Rackard cup and will play this weekend against Louth at a Dublin venue.
Thanks to Fr. McGrath for all the church services put on over Easter. Anybody involved in organising events will appreciate the effort and time that goes in to make them a success.
We offer the clubs sympathy to Billy and Mickey McEnery on the death of their brother Marty in Callan recently.
Well done to the club minors and the youth club who joined forces on Good Friday morning to start the ‘Clean up our village’ tidy towns campaign. To see so many young people interested in their community is encouraging. If everybody could clean their own patch it would be of great help and much appreciated. Emly tidy towns will visit on May 5 and a meeting will follow at 8pm in the Sports complex. Everyone welcome.