The wedding took place in St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone, on Friday, November 2, of Oonagh Barrett daughter of Jerry and Anna, Compsey, to P.J. Burke, Cloran, Cloneen, son of John and Theresa Burke.

Oonagh was the groom of the great ‘War of Attrition’ when the horse won at Cheltenham in 2006. On the big day Oonagh had to contend with using crutches because of an injury sustained some time previously. Not to be outdone P.J. had his big sporting moment when he played with the St. Patricks (Drangan/ Cloneen) team in Mallow in the Munster Junior club final. Unfortunately he wasn’t as lucky on his big sporting day as Oonagh was on hers.

The wedding ceremony was performed by Fr. John McGrath P.P. Mullinahone. Oonagh’s chief bridesmaid was her sister Angela Dalton. She was also assisted by two of her friends Gina Marcuello and Ciara Fennelly (nee Vaughan). The groom’s bestman was his brother Percy while his brother Tom and his cousin Sean Hennessy were groomsmen. Tom actually returned from Japan for the big event. Readers were Monica Barrett (sister-in-law of the bride) and Breda O’Donnell (sister of the groom). Prayers of the Faithful were recited by friends and relatives of the bride and groom Thomas Crotty, Louise Croke, Theresa Burke and Katie O’Brien.

Music was provided by John Bermingham while vocals were provided by Sinead O’Dwyer. The Offertory Gifts were presented by the two mothers Anna and Theresa.

After the ceremony a reception was held for family and friends. Oonagh and P.J. spent their honeymoon in Jamaica. We wish them both many, many years of happiness together.


A Christmas Fair will take place in Ballylanigan House this Saturday, December 1, from 2pm to 6pm, and on Sunday, December 2, from 11am to 5pm. The fair is in aid of the Kilkenny Carlow Homecare team and also Temple Street Children’s Hospital

On Saturday at 5pm Cherry Brandon’s Childrens Book “Cherry’s Farm Book 2” will be launched. Doing the honours will be Esme Mansergh Wallace, a former Miss Tipperary and Miss Sunday World. To aid good causes you are invited to get into the festive spirit with a spot of shopping from a variety of stalls, mulled apple juice, tea, coffee and food will be available to purchase on both day. For more information phone 08729294489.


With Christmas approaching it is cards in Coolagh every Thursday night in Coolagh Hall starting at 8pm for hams and hampers. All are welcome.


A table quiz in aid of South Tipperary Hospice will take place this Saturday night at 9.30pm in the Stack of Barley (Bretts). Your support would be much appreciated.


Members of the Mullinahone C.J.K. Club have been notified that their Club A.G.M. will take place on Friday, December 14, at 8pm. Nomination papers were also distributed and should have been returned by November 23. As a number of officers have reached the end of their term of office a number of changes are expected to take place. Motions for consideration at the A.G.M. should also have been submitted.

Thank You

Thank you from the history committee of the G.A.A. Club to the many locals who responded to their appeal for copies of the Mullinahone Magazine and also for old G.A.A. programmes. In charge is Joe Tobin while Tommy O’Sullivan is anxious to hear of and collect any old photographs. If you can help, contact them please or any members of the committee.


During the 11.30am Mass on December 16 the parish will remember its emigrants. Through prayer we hope to bond with them in a very personal way as we call each one by name. We are totally dependent on the names and countries which people submit. This is an ideal way of preparing to contact relatives for Christmas.


St. Mary’s long run in the Tipperary 18A hurling championship is finally at an end. On Saturday last they failed to emulate the Mullinahone side of 2011 and went down to Nenagh in the County final. The way now seems clear for the 21 semi-finals to be played next weekend for which Mullinahone CJK have been waiting for quite some time. Best of luck to the lads.