MULLINAVAT BADMINTON CLUB-The 2011/12 Badminton season has now come to an end after a very successful year. A team of four contested the Division 6 Ladies League in Wexford and they were delighted to win out the group. It was the first time competing in the Wexford League and they had some very enjoyable hard fought games. Well done to the girls involved - Paula Butler, Joanne Quinn, Katie Slattery and Hazel Butler. Congratulations also to Gemma Fitzpatrick who was runner up in the Grade 3 Munster individuals when she partnered Conor Brown (Kilmacthomas) in the Mixed Doubles and to Denise Duggan who had a fantastic year where she won Grade 1 South West Leinster League and was Runner up in Grade 1 Knockout Cup; Grade 2 South West Leinster Knockout Cup; Grade 3 Leinster Club Championship and Grade 4 All Ireland Club Championship. She was also runner up in Grade 3 Leinster individuals in Doubles & Mixed Competition. Hope all Club members enjoy the break for the summer and that all will be fit and ready for action in September.
MULLINAVAT GAA-Beaten for the second time in less than 7 days by Mooncoin we now find ourselves rock bottom of the league with John Lockes after 3 games. I suppose if you want to look at the positives the only way is up. The next game in the league takes place against John Lockes in Windgap on Saturday 14th July so this will be a relagation battle with the loser eying up a relegation playoff position. For the month of June we will be playing Byrne Cup games every Tuesday night and hopefully this will sharpen us up. At the moment we cannot buy scores but hopefully the forwards will find there shooting boots sooner rather than later.
Results from during the week were as follows The special jnr A s had a good victory against Ballyhale Shamrocks in the league semi final in Hugginstown last Saturday Evening on a score line Mullinavat 3-16 to Shamrocks 1-14. A very good performance by the team with forwards Mossy Murphy,Eoin Maher and Ger Malone causing lots of problems for the Shamrocks backs add to this Paddy Raftice’s accuracy from placed balls and they now find themselves in the league final which they won in 2010. The final is down on the fixture sheet to take place this coming Thursday night but no venue has been decided on yet.
The special jnr Bs were beaten by Clara in the Joe Walsh Cup in Mullinavat on Sunday evening on a score line of Clara 2-10 to Mullinavat 1-10. Another fixture that is down for decision on Thursday is the Aylward cup game against senior side Danesfort this has been moved from Tuesday night but will probably not go ahead due to the Special Jnr A league final.
MULLINAVAT COMMUNITY LOTTO-No winner of this week’s lotto the numbers drawn were 6,10,25 and 28. The jackpot now stands at the princely sum of €3000 so why not give it a go. There were no match 3 numbers winners so that prize fund also increases. This community lotto is the main driver behind the fundraising for the local community hall so if you would get involved tickets are available through most sporting organisations in the parish or in any of the local shops and pubs. Failing this Neddy Aldridge of Fr Maher Place will see you right.
ST BEACONS N.S. SCHOOL-With the holidays not that far away it is great to see that the school will receive another Green Flag. This event will take place on Friday 1st of June at 12.30. All parents are invited to attend. The 12th of May saw the sacrament of Holy Communion given to the boys and girls of St Beacons National School by Fr Liam Barron and with good weather to boot a great day was had by all. The recipients were as follows Aoife Woods, Grace Aylward, Mia Phelan, Annie Ryan, Emma Roche-Fortune, Chloe Waters, Erin Slattery, Erin Foskin, Ella Dunphy, Annabelle O’Keeffe, Louise Rafter, Sean O’Malley, Joshua O’Keeffe, Jonathan Morrissey, Shane Aylward, Sam Phelan, Kyle Prendergast, Richard Kenneally, Harry & Jack Kiln, Ryan Conway, Michael Holden, Donnchadh Walsh, James O’Keeffe, Darragh Byrne, Killian Dungan, Michael Delahunty, George O’Connor and Jack Freyne.
SOUTH OSSARY PTAA-The South Ossary Pioneer Association are holding their A.G.M. this coming Thursday in Mullinavat. The venue is the Mullinavat Parish Church Hall at 8.30pm. The meeting will be presided over by Mullinavat man Mr Dan Fitzpatrick. Annual reports will be given by all the officers of the Association and plans for the coming year’s activities will also be outlined. All pioneers in the parish are cordially invited to attend.
BELATED BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS-Belated birthday congratulations go to Peter “Petey” Foskin of Deerpark on his 95th Birthday celebrations. “Petey “was joined on this occasion by his family and not forgotten were his Late wife Babs and Son Seamus. “ Petey “is fondly remembered in Mullinavat GAA circles as the last remaining member of the junior county championship winning team of 1939. His working life was spent in the local Mullinavat creamery where he gave over 40 years of loyal service. Still hale and hearty he likes nothing better than going to the local pub to meet with friends and discuss matters of the day both sporting and political. To Peter “Petey” Foskin we wish him plenty more years of health and happiness.
MULLINAVAT CEMETARY MASSES-That time of the year again when we celebrate the passing of our loved ones with masses in the graveyards in the parish. The dates and times for this years are as follows.
Bigwood Friday 1st June at 7.30pm
Mullinavat Sunday June 3rd at 11am
Kilbeacon Monday June 4th at 7.30pm
Killahy Wednesday 6th June at 8pm. So weather permitting these will be held outside and hopefully the cemeteries will be looking in their usual pristine condition.
MULLINAVAT JUVENILE GAA-The local juvenile arm of the GAA club will hold a cake sale in the Mullinavat Parish Hall on next Sunday 3rd June after the cemetery mass at 11am. This is to raise much needed funds to help the club supply equipment essential to the coaching of our juvenile members. Your support would be greatly appreciated in developing these stars of the future. So bring a few extra bob and treat yourselves next Sunday morning.
SOUTH EAST VINTAGE CLUBS-The Southeast Vintage Clubs are holding a fundraising race night in Dunphy’s Bar in Kilmoganny on Friday night next the 1st of June. Proceeds of the night are in aid of S.E.R.T . This organisation provides free transport to and from Whitfield Clinic Butlerstown,Waterford for Cancer Patients. Your support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated so if you can get along to Dunphy’s Bar next Friday night the 1st of June.