Mullinahone Notes



The wedding took place on June 1 in St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone, of Elizabeth Ryan, the elder daughter of Tommy and Brigid Ryan of Modeshill Cross. Her groom was a Wexford man, Sean Keating from Creacon, New Ross. Sean is the son of Michael and Kathleen Keating of Creacon. The bride was given away in the time honoured fashion by her father Tommy Ryan. Elizabeth’s sister Oonagh was chief bridesmaid, while she was also assisted by her friends Tracy Ronayne and Gloria McAndrew who were friends since schooldays. Paul Keating the groom’s brother, was bestman, while his groomsmen were his brother Liam and his friend Ivor Bailey. Ciara Burke (niece of the groom) was a lovely flowergirl, while the groom’s nephew, Jack Nolan, was a delightful pageboy. Another nephew of the groom, Eoin Burke, served the wedding mass. Mass was celebrated by Fr. John McGrath P.P., Mullinahone. He was assisted by the groom’s Parish Priest, Fr. Bernard Cushen. The bride and her father were piped into the church by Eamon Gaffney. Eamon came from Sydney to the wedding. Each year, he leads out the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Sydney. The wedding party were also played into the reception to the skirl of the pipes. The readers at the mass were Catherine Hughes, (sister of the groom) and Noel O’Mahony, a friend of the Ryan Family. The gifts at the offertory were presented by Brigid Ryan, (mother of the bride) and Kathleen Keating, (mother of the groom). The prayers of the faithful were recited by Mairead Creedon (friend of the bride), Elizabeth Burke (sister of the groom), Siobhan Reilly (friend of the bride) and Bernadette Nolan, (sister of the groom). Elizabeth and Sean are currently enjoying a Carribean honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. On their return, they will take up residence in their new home near New Ross. We wish Elizabeth and Sean many happy years together.


On this Thursday night, June 14, at home in Mullinahone, locals have a great chance to see the babies of the club, the under 12’s in action. At 7.30 p.m., the girls will line out in the county semi-final against Thurles Sarsfields. They began with a draw when they travelled to Fethard to play the locals. Next up were, Brian Boru’s from the Clogheen area. They came to Mullinahone but went home well beaten. Cahir the group favourites also came to Mullinahone but a fine display from the locals saw them come out on top by 4-1 to 1-8. The Mullinahone team on Thursday night will be chosen from Nicola O’Dwyer, Katelyn Reilly, Meibh Maher, Ellie Dyson, Lucy White, Alice Browning, Molly Walsh, Tara Gayson, Louise Fallon, Holly Carroll, Jennifer Brett, Emma Cody, Kate Slattery, Amy Doyle, Louise Lawlor, Hazel Murray, Saoirse McNamara, Marion Gillman, Joanne Hickey and Louise Cowley. The team’s mentors are Colette O’Dwyer and Marie Brett. The best of luck to all. The girls need your support. Come along to the GAA Sportsfield on Thursday evening and cheer them on hopefully to victory.


Following on from the Crocanoir and Kilvemnon Walk, the next walk took place from St. Michael’s N.S. Mullinahone on the evening of May 27. This time it was out the Modeshill Road to Hell Street Cross (Jamestown Cross) and then left through Kyleaglanna or is it Glenwood to Kyleaduhir. Then over the county boundary to Bower’s Wood. The walk was a pleasant one of about 4.5 miles. A pleasant surprise was that a bus was laid on to get all safely home. Thanks to Ring a Link. Next walk starts at another parish school, Poulcapple N.S. on Sunday, June 24, when the hurling fanatics will be in Cork. Once again, it will be a 7 p.m. start. The walk will again be crossing roads. All are welcome to come along and join in. The pace will be easy.


Last week, Clonmel Library hosted an Art Exhibition by local young man John Brennan of Gurteen on the Callan Road. John showed many fine drawings and paintings, many with a sports or entertainment theme. There was also an exhibition of crafts by John’s sister Margaret Brennan. Well done John and Margaret. If you didn’t visit the exhibition in Clonmel, you will not be able to do so now, as it closed on Saturday last.


All the parishioners who got tickets for the final mass in Croke Park on Sunday next will travel by bus from Mullinahone N.S. Car Park at 8.30 a.m.

The death took place recently of Ronald Vincent Shinkevin of Rock’s road. Our sympathy to Carole and to his sons Michael, Danny, Kevin and Ronnie.

A Pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place from September 8-15. Details from John O’Brien at 061 380614. The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from June 16 to 21. Pilgrimage Director is Fr. Thomas Hearne.


After a mid-term reshuffle, our senior hurlers have a new management team. Now into the hot seat, steps long time Clubman, Jackie Bolger. Jackie will be helped by selectors Johnny Kennedy and Victor Direen. The new team were ratified at a club meeting on Friday night and were in charge for the final league game against Carrick Davins on Saturday night. Heavy weather was made of winning the game but being short, so many players was no help. The lads can now concentrate on putting their team together for the semi-final. So far 22 lads have lined out in senior hurling this year, but three of those are out of the country at present or will be shortly. Well done to Oz bound pair Adrian Doheny and Brian Treacy who both lined out to good effect on Saturday night. This leaves our selectors with a panel of 19 or so to work from. We wish the new manager and his selectors all the best in their efforts to bring us into another South Tipp senior hurling final.