The AGM of Mullinahone Community Council took place in the Knocknagow Community Centre on Wednesday. The financial report was given by Treasurer Mick Larkin. Figures showed a reflection of the current economic climate with income falling. In spite of this much good work inspired by the council in the parish and in the village has been either completed or begun. To raise finances, a special effort will be made to increase membership in the Community Council monthly draw which starts again next month. Among the community projects facilitated by our community council are the improvements in the village due to tidy towns work; the fabulous community park which has just opened on the Thurles/Ballingarry road; the new community text alert service in the parish. The upgrading of the local water supply which has just begun in the area was welcomed and the work put in by local county councillor Eddie O’Meara to these projects was greatly appreciated.


On Tuesday evening the news spread like wildfire and great crowds thronged to the park. The fine weather has also especially helped. Visitors to the park are asked to be careful with parking and also to fully observe the Park rules.


Local people were thrilled to see a start being made last week to the new Regional Water Supply Scheme. This upgrade to a supply which is 50 years old has been eagerly looked forward to. Early reports on the laying of pipes in the Kilvemnon and Mullinoly areas indicate that progress is being made quickly.


The village has received a major facelift in the past few weeks. Our thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who have rallied round. If anybody would like to sponsor a hanging basket or even to look after one contact Alma Vaughan.


Results of club membership draw: 1st Tracy Lonergan/Curran, 2nd Tom Carey, 3rd Brian Vaughan, 4th Fr. John McGrath P.P, 5th Neil Thompson. The club membership blitz was very successful bringing about an increase in membership over last year. Not so good for the club was the hurling result over the weekend when Mullinahone went down 2.21 to 0.13 in the last league game of the South championship. However, we have qualified for yet another South Tipp semifinal in where we play Killenaule.

We are grateful to selectors Kyran Vaughan and Eddie Carey who were forced to line out on Saturday. Kyran played on the team when we first played senior hurling back in 1992 which was 22 championships ago.


Congratulations to Alex Maher, Killaghy Street, who won a bronze medal at the national finals of the Community Games in Art and Model Making.