MULLINAVAT VINTAGE SHOW-Now a firm fixture on the Vintage Show calendar Mullinavat Classic and Vintage Club will hold their Vintage Show on the 17th of June at 1pm in Killandrew. Like other years this is a show which has something for everybody there will be a monster raffle, Childrens Fancydress, Facepainting, Bouncy Castle and Slides, Trade Stalls, Sheaf Throwing and lots more to see and do. Also on the day there will be a dog show with over 14 classes so get your pride and joy groomed for the day. For the mechanical enthusiasts there will be engines of all sorts Cars, Tractors, Motorcycles and Stationary Engines. On top of all this music on the day will be by Pat Hayes. If you feel like carrying the day on a little bit longer then a dance is organised for the Rising Sun on that Sunday night at 8.30pm with music by Pat Hayes &Band.
MULLINAVAT GAA-The wheels well and truly came off in the quest for intermediate hurling honours in Thomastown last Sunday. In the second round of the league championship Mullinavat faced Clara who had been relegated from senior in 2011. This was billed as the game of the weekend at Intermediate level with the winner’s probably going top of the group. Clara had a good win against county finalists the Rower Inistioge while Mullinavat had a good win against neighbours Glenmore. So the scene was set for a cracker, alas it was not to be as Mullinavat were handed a master class in hurling by a hungrier more physical and clinical Clara team. Unusually for the Vat men they were beaten all over the field and at no stage looked like putting up a fight to the men in maroon and white. Looking at this game if Clara can keep this form going even at this early stage it looks as if they will be heading for an early return to the senior ranks.
For Mullinavat there will be little time to lick the wounds as they face arch rivals Mooncoin in Piltown on next Friday night. To make matters worse Ian Duggan had to come off with a knee injury which hopefully is not serious and that he will be available for Friday. Mullinavat will be without Shamie Farrell and Dinny Butler with the latter involved in a slightly different match as he gets married next weekend. Mooncoin have suffered two defeats so far but with the sight of a Mullinavat jersey they will rise to the occasion. Next Friday will test the heart and battle in this Mullinavat team and could be the defining moment in the league. For Mullinavat this is a must win game and we need only look to the corresponding fixture last year when Mooncoin handed out a comprehensive beating to the Vat men and stopped them from getting to the league final.
So all roads lead to Kilmacow Friday night for the showdown against Mooncoin. Hopefully the supporters will give the team another chance and the team will give the supporters something to cheer about. For the record the score line against Clara was Mullinavat 0-9 Clara 1-19.
MULLINAVAT COMMUNITY LOTTO-No winner of the local community lotto last week the numbers drawn were 6,8,14 & 18. Best of luck to all taking part this week.
SOCIAL DANCING-Social dancing takes place every Monday night in the Rising Sun from 9.30pm to 12 midnight. With some of the top bands taking to the stage this Monday night entertainment seems to be taking off. So for an enjoyable nights dancing why not get to the Rising Sun.
SOUTH OSSARY PTAA-The A.G.M. of the South Ossary Pioneer Total Abstinence Association will be held in the Parish Hall Mullinavat on Thursday 31st May at 8.30pm. All pioneers in the parish are invited to attend.
SACRED MEDAL OF OUR LADY-The holy medal of Our Lady of Garabandel is available to anyone that is sick at home or in Hospital. The sacred medal was kissed by our lady in Garabandal on the 13th November 1965. Also available for blessing is the Holy Relic of St Padre Pio. For more information contact Tommy O Neill on 086-3273511.
KILKENNY COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY FORUM-Kilkenny Community & Voluntary Forum will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Ormonde Hotel on Thursday 17th May at 8pm. This informational evening is open to all members of community and voluntary groups in Kilkenny City and County. A presentation on Local Development Plans will be given by Mr Denis Malone, Senior Engineer, Kilkenny County Council. Organisations in the county who have a community element such as the HSE, Digital Switchover Programme etc will have display stands on the night, to share their information with volunteers in the County. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.
KILKENNY COUNTY FLEADH CHEOIL-Kilkenny County Fleadh Cheoil takes place from 25th - 27th May in Kilkenny Citywith Competitions, Ceili, Concert, Sessions and street entertainment. Entries for music, singing, set dance and sean-nós dance competitions will close on 18th May. Enquiries contact 086 8249618.