On Thursday, June 28, the Mullinahone Community Park Committee held a Mega Bingo Night in the local GAA Sports Hall. The local community didn’t let the committee down but rallied in large numbers to support the cause. People also came from all the surrounding parishes including Ballingarry, Callan, Drangan. As far away as Clonmel also turned out. An estimated 300 people arrived to play for the substantial prize money and to help the committee raise a few bob and to edge closer to achieve a Community Park and Playground. Over €E2,500 was raised. We thank all those who came and played on the night. Thanks also to those who made donations. Special thanks to Pat our bingo caller who also provided the machine and the books and sheets. Our thanks to Mullinahone GAA for providing the hall and sound system and Cloneen Hall for loaning extra chairs. Well done to the people who transported the chairs. Buiochas daoibh go leir. It is lovely to see the community working together in a common interest so that when the work is completed we can all share in the pride of what has been achieved. Biggest winner on the night was the ever popular Rosie Walzer, secretary at St.Michaels NS Mullinahone, Well done Rosie.


You can read all about how our senior hurlers reached the South Tipp 2012 final in Cloneen on Friday night when they defeated Ballingarry, in the Sports Section. It is an opportune time to look back at our history in senior hurling since we joined the ranks in 1992. By an large it is a proud record and requires a lot of living up to. In all the years we have never failed to reach the South Tipp semi-finals and reached 12 finals (now 13) losing only two of them to Ballingarry in 1994 and 2001. The ten won have been against Ballingarry (2), Davins (2), Killenaule (3) and Swan (3). No marks for naming the player who was part of all ten wins or 12 final appearances. Last year, we played Swan in the semi-final and were lucky to draw. The replay went to extra time and in the end, we came out narrowly on top. This year in the league section, we only drew with Swan when we scored 1-1 in the final minutes so we face a big task in the final. However, if we learn lessons from this game and it’s aftermath and put in hard training for the next few weeks and prepare well, we could yet be celebrating another South title before the summer is over.


Last summer a very welcome visitor to Mullinahone during the holidays was the children’s Library Bus. The venture was so successful in Mullinahone that Tipperary Libraries have decided to do it again this summer. The School Library Bus will visit the village each Tuesday afternoon from Tuesday, July 17. The bus will park in the church car park. Children should be accompanied by an adult.


As the various CJK players continue to make GAA history, the members of our history committee endeavour to document the history of our local club. You can help with such things as medals, old posters, newspaper cuttings, stories, memories and especially photos. If you have knowledge of any, please contact an officer of the club or a member of the history committee.


Join the Mullinahone Summer Camp in Mullinahone GAA Centre from July 16 to 20 for fun, sport and adventure. Forms available. Ring Paul Curran on 087 7673758.


Congrats on their recent wedding to Kevin O’Meara, Ballydonnell and Nora O’Meara, Fethard.

Congrats also to David Tierney, Clashbeg and Claire Guennah who were married recently in France.


Best of luck to Jack Shelly who plays with the Tipp minors in the Munster Minor Football Final next Sunday.


In our recent report on the death of Billy Gahan the name of his youngest son Thomas was omitted from the list of mourners. Our apologies to Thomas on this happening and condolences.