Five years ago, Brendan Ryan from Fenane and a group of friends, while working in Australia, went along to see the Melbourne Grand Prix. Una Godley from Castlemaine in Co. Kerry was also in Melbourne. Some time later, Brendan met Una again accidentally in Sydney. They became friends. On June 4 last, Brendan and many of those Melbourne friends were again together this time in Keel near Castlemaine. Their mission this time was to attend the wedding of Brendan and Una. Brendan is the only son of Tommy and Margaret Ryan of Fenane, while his bride Una, is the eldest daughter of Tom and Marie Godley of Castlemaine, Co. Kerry. The wedding ceremony was performed by Fr. Luke Roche in St. Gobnait’s Church, Keel. The bride was attended by her sister Niamh Godley, while Patricia Teahan, Debbie Moriarty and Caroline Keane were also bridesmaids. Martin Hayes (cousin of the groom) was bestman with Damien Healy, Brian Egan and Padraig Godley, being groomsmen. The readers at the mass were Amanda Ryan, sister of the groom and his friend Paul Keating was also a reader. The prayers of the faithful were recited by Nicola Ryan, Caroline Ryan, Mark Hayes, Mary Rose O’Sullivan, Debra O’Brien and Breda Connor. Music in St. Gobnaits was provided by Una Flynn and Tom Sullivan.

A reception for family and friends was held in Ballygarry House, near Tralee. Brendan and Una came back to Ireland this time to be wed. Mission accomplished, Una and Brendan are now back in Sydney settling into married life.


On Tuesday last, in Semple Stadium Thurles, two of our primary schools, St. Michael’s N.S., Mullinahone and St. Oliver Plunketts’ N.S., Poulacapple were taking part as they had won their way through to finals. Mullinahone were competing in the U.13D hurling final, while Poulacapple were in a camogie final. In their final, St. Michael’s were facing Dunkerrin N.S. from Moneygall Parish. On a grand day for hurling, they cough a tartar in the shape of Dunkerrin, who were a wonderfully skilful side and Mullinahone went down by 1-10 to 0-3. Mullinahone battled away to the very end. Special mention should also be made of Shauna Kennedy, the only girl on the team. Playing in the full back line, Shauna made many fine clearances during the game. School Principal and Coach was James Cahill. In their South final, Mullinahone had a narrow win over Clerihan to earn the right to go to Semple Stadium.


The Playground for Mullinahone Committee would like to invite members of the community to their official launch night on Saturday July 2nd at 9pm in T.J. Mac’s Bar in Mullinahone. On the night, they will hold a mouse race with live music, fantastic prizes. Mice for the race can be purchased in advance in your area, anywhere you see the poster displayed.


A Novena to the Sacred Heart begins this Thursday evening at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Creamery Cross at 7pm each evening. The offertory collection at all masses next weekend will be donated to preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. Sympathy to the wife and family of the late Patrick Scriven of Callan. Patrick’s son, Paddy lives in Modeshill.

Anniversary Masses next weekend: Saturday June 25 8pm Anniversary John Shelly, Clonagoose; Sunday June 26 11.30am Anniversary Martin and Tessie Croke, Kylemore.


The next outing is to Rathdowney Golf Club on Sunday June 26. First tee is at 12 noon. New members are welcome. Results of the Mountrath outing: 1st Michael Gahean, Killaghy Cup, 2nd Paddy Denny 3rd Noel O’Shea L/D Kevin O’Meara (from back markers), N/P Denis Collins.


Congratulations to the girls and mentors of Oliver Plunkett’s N.S. Poulacapple. On Tuesday last in Semple Stadium, they won the Tipperary Under 11 Schools 7 a-side camogie Championship. In the final, they defeated Ayle N.S. from Cappawhite by 2-0 to 0-1. The girls win was all the more meritorious, as they were playing from a panel of only eight girls. We congratulate their coach Ms. Ann Marie Lacey as well as principal Marie Meagher and her excellent team who are all great promoters of gaelic games.

The “Great Eight” were Kate Gleeson, Grace Hogan, Clodagh Burke, Laura Foley, Ciara Hogan, Margaret Foley, Maggie Welland and Brid Roantree.


The music continues at Croc an Oir, Ballycullen on this Thursday June 23, with well known singer songwriter Mick Hanly. His performance last year at the first Croc an Oir Concert, left the audience longing for more. Since then, the audiences have been entertained by some leading Irish and International artists.


The Ladies Club Outing on July 9 to Arboretum Garden Centre, Carlow and Kilkenny and Newbridge for shopping. The tour returns to the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny for dinner. Bus leaves the church car park at 11.30am. Anyone who would like to travel, please give your name to any member of the Ladies Club.


Congrats to our Intermediate footballers on their win over Moyle Rovers on Saturday night. Well done to Eoin Kelly and Paul Curran on their parts in defeating Clare in Limerick on Sunday. Let us hope that our contingent can help the Tipp minor hurlers to repeat the performance in Semple Stadium on the coming Friday evening June 24.

WELL DONE to Miriam Maher on completing the recent Dublin City mini marathon.