MULLINAVAT COMMUNITY FORUM - ‘Volunteers Wanted! The Mullinavat Community Forum will hold a meeting on Tuesday 16th April at 8.30pm in the GAA Clubhouse to plan and organise the house collection to raise funds for the new Community Centre. Volunteers to help with this are essential, so come along to the meeting or ask a committee member for more details, even if you can only give a small input to making it a success.’
OUTH OSSORY PTAA KNOCK PILGRIMAGE - The South Ossory pioneer council is holding its annual pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st July this year which also happens to be Pioneer Sunday. This is an overnight stay and the cost is €80. Anyone interested in travelling should contact Dan Fitzpatrick at (051) 898286 or Richard Grant P.C. at (051) 898179 as soon as possible. A non refundable deposit of €40 is required to secure your booking.
MULLINAVAT GAA - The senior football team bowed out of this year’s championship on last Saturday evening in Bennettsbridge. They were beaten by their old rivals St Martin’s of Muckalee. Over the last few seasons there have been some good battles between the two sides but St Martin’s seem to have the upper hand. The scoreline Mullinavat 0-6 St Martin’s Muckalee 0-12. The junior hurlers played their second league last weekend against Dicksboro in Palmerstown last Sunday. Unfortunately they were on the wrong end of the result as the city team won on a score line Dickboro 5-11 to Mullinavat’s 2-9 Fixtures for the coming week see the Junior B team playing Piltown at 6pm next Saturday in Piltown. The Junior team take on Naomh Molling in Mullinavat at 2 pm on Sunday. The Intermediate team continue their preparation with the first round of the league championship
DEEPEST SYMPATHIES - Our deepest sympathies this week are with the Carroll family on the death of their father Laurence (Larry). Larry who ran the Rob Roy Bar in Mullinavat for a good number of years along with his late wife Maureen. Larry is the second publican in Mullinavat to have passed to his eternal reward in the last few weeks following the death of Eily Gaule who was a neighbour of the Carroll’s. Larry ran a terrific public house where the customer was king and one of my abiding memories was the little room off the pub where the then young people of the parish played cards ate tayto’s, and drank coke,the big open fire and the ring board hanging on the wall. Little did he realise at the time he was providing youth club facilities in a parish that had little or nothing for the young people. All of this was before it became Reade’s, The Field and John Mooney’s. To those of us who are of the vintage variety in the parish, it will always be known as Larry Carroll’s.
Larry was laid to rest in St Beacons cemetery after requiem mass last Saturday morning. As mentioned above he was predeceased by his wife Maureen and infant son Vincent and will be sadly missed by his Sons Martin, Leo and Gerard his Daughters Teresa, Rosaleen his brother Michael, grandchildren, great grandchild, sister in law, sons in law ,daughters in law relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.