Farm Safety was the theme of a recent competition organised for girls and boys in primary schools by the Health and Safety Authority. Two local boys made the prize list. Each winner received €50 while his/her school received €100. The winning entries have been reproduced in the form of a calendar. The May page was submitted by Oisin McNamara of St. Michael’s National School, Mullinahone. Oisin deals with the hazards provided by tractors on the farm. His message is “steer clear” of the John Deere” as he advises people not to let children play near machinery on the farm. November is the month given over to Lorcan Wallace of St. Oliver Plunketts N.S., Poulacapple. Lorcan counsels to take care when near slurry and slurry pits. His slogan states that “In a hurry, well watch out for slurry”.
St. Michael’s N.S., Mullinahone held a Book Fair during March. The event was organised by Mrs. Clancy. A total of €677 was raised for the school and this money will be put to very good use in the different classes. Mrs. Clancy would like to thank al the teachers and staff who volunteered their services to help out on the night of the Book Fair. Thanks also to parents and others who came along. The object of the Book Fair was two fold. While the raising of funds for the school was important, even more so, was the fostering of a love of reading among the pupils. This is best brought about by having books in the house and by encouraging pupils to read them or prior to that by reading to the younger children.
The winning numbers drawn were (17,19,26,27). We didn’t have a jackpot winner but two lucky people shared the match 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to Michaela Rochford and to V.E. The next draw will be on Monday night, April 11, when the jackpot could have risen to €2,750.
The results of the March Community Council Draw are as follows: €150 Natalie Gillman, “Roselawn”, €70 Maggie Cody, Poulacapple, €25 Elizabeth Mockler, Balycullen, €25 Cillian White, Ballywalter, €20 Phyllis Costello, Cloneen. Congrats to Mick Costello on his recent birthday.
The children preparing for First Holy Communion are invited to the 11.30am mass in St. Michael’s Church on Sunday as part of their preparation for First Confession on the following Tuesday, April 12, at 7.30pm. Lenten Devotions consisting of Stations of the Cross and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament continue in St. Michael’s Church on Sunday evening, April 10, at 7pm. Condolences to Ann O’Brien, Clonagoose on the death of her brother Oliver Dempsey of Kilcash.
A cookery demonstration will take place on this Friday, April 8, in the GAA Hall at 8pm. Admission is only €10 and that also enters you into a draw for the food cooked on the night. The demonstration will be conducted by Mr. John McAndrew from Bawnrickard, Mullinahone. John is a qualified chef who had fed many hungry people during his time in Mulcahy’s before his retirement. John and his son have lately taken over the Pump House Bar in Grangemockler and will again feed the hungry when they introduce food in this establishment. All proceeds on next Friday night will go to the Lourdes Invalid Fund.
The next outing of the Mullinahone Golf Society will take place to Cahir Park on Sunday, April 10. First tee time at 12.45pm.
UNDER 18 FOOTBALL
Our minor footballers began their 2011 South Tipp Championship campaign in Cloneen on Sunday. They went down to a Kilsheelan/Kilcash/Newcastle team by 0-11 to 1-3. The team lined out: Jack McCarthy, Niall Kennedy, George Browning, Richard Walsh, David Walzer, Eoin Fennelly, Diarmuid O’Halloran, Luke Mullally, James Phelan, Denis Connolly, Gary Cronin, Cathal Horan, Sean Walzer, Keith Guiry, Stephen Quirke, subs used: Michael Dunne and James Hogan. Next outing is another high noon fixture in Kilsheelan on Sunday, April 10, against Moyle Rovers.
Club Volunteers: At the moment there are many people in our community who find themselves out of work with spare time on their hands. Why not consider providing your skills to your local club. For example the dressingrooms need cleaning, the yards need sweeping, the sportshall and gym need cleaning along with the regular upkeep of the playing field. So if you live in the community and regardless of your sports interest or your nationality you are welcome to be part of the club and your help in running the facilities would be much appreciated. If interested contact Jackie Bolger on 086-8341843.
A table quiz will be held in TJ Macs on Friday, April 15. Table of four is E20.
Our senior hurlers start their championship in Cloneen this Thursday at 6.30pm against Ballingarry. We wish Shane O’Brien and Kevin Bolger every success with their new jobs in London. Shane will be hurling with the Sean Treacy club while Kevin will line out with Robert Emmet’s. Another player missing this year is Ned Tobin who is now in Australia. Well done also to Kevin Walzer who is playing very well for his adopted county Kildare. We send best wishes to club stalwart John Vaughen on his recovery following a recent accident. On a sadder note the club extends its sympathy to the Arrigan family Carrick on the tragic death of their son P.J.
Health and safety.
The pratice of people using the Gaa grounds as a toilet facility for their dogs will have to stop immediately. Dog waste on playing fields where children and adults play games is unacceptable and we hope people will co-operate in this matter.