MULLINAVAT GAA - The big wait is over when next Friday evening the hurling action kicks off in style with Mullinavat opening their account for the 2013 season in Slieverue. In this first round they play the Rower Inistioge who have proved a stumbling block for the Rod Iron men in the last couple of years. The Rower will be led by inter county star Kirean Joyce and like Mullinavat they will be trying to get off to the best possible start.
Mullinavat too will be trying to get early points on the board for their new manager Declan Wall who along with selectors Tommy Frisby, John Dunphy and Pakie Wall will have their charges flying. Throw in for this game is 7pm. So here’s hoping for a victory to get the ball rolling for 2013.
Congratulations to John Walsh of the Mill Road on his performance in the first round of the Leinster championship with the Kilkenny minor hurlers on Saturday last in Nowlan Park. John was picked at corner forward and contributed handsomely to the victory finishing with a personal tally of 1-4.
John who is son of Sean and Teresa of the Mill Road is also an All-Ireland winning handballer and an accomplished soccer player.
Another Mullinavat connection with this winning team is the manager. The man in question is former player and clubman Pat Hoban who has taken over the team this year. This is a great first victory and hopefully this team can give the minor championship a good rattle.
MULLINAVAT CAMOGIE - The camogie club would like to thank Sean and Eily Kelly, the Rod Iron Bar, for their donation to the club after an Easter Raffle. We would also like to thank Grace Kent, Ballyluskey for her recent donation to the club. Grace competed in a 10km marathon in Kilmovee, Co Mayo on Saturday, March 30 and donated the proceeds to the Mullinavat Camogie Club. Well done Grace.
The senior team had a good start in the League last weekend with a two point win over Windgap. Sunday, April 21 saw the Kilkenny senior and intermediate teams playing Wexford and Limerick respectively in the League semi-finals in Walsh Park, Waterford. Mullinavat were represented by Michelle Quilty, current captain of the county senior team also by Leanne Fennelly, Elaine Aylward, Claire Aylward, and Aine Kinsella. Also among the backroom team is John Joe Aylward who is a selector with the Kilkenny Camogie teams.
SOUTH OSSARY PTAA - A meeting of the above organisation will be held in the Mullinavat Parish Church Hall in Mullinavat on Thursday, May 2 at 8.30pm. All pioneers are welcome to attend.