May 18

Recent Deaths: The death has occurred of Josephine (Cossie) Mulcahy (nee Dawson) Old Road, Oola, and formerly of Miltown, Cullen. Predeceased by her son Brendan, she is survived by her husband Jerry, son Geread, daughters Angela, Johana, Marie, Alice, Katherina and Margurite, brother Paddy, sisters Mary and Eileen, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Recent Deaths: The death has occurred of Josephine (Cossie) Mulcahy (nee Dawson) Old Road, Oola, and formerly of Miltown, Cullen. Predeceased by her son Brendan, she is survived by her husband Jerry, son Geread, daughters Angela, Johana, Marie, Alice, Katherina and Margurite, brother Paddy, sisters Mary and Eileen, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Following Requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Oola, burial took place to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tipperary.

The death has also occurred of Nora Kenny, (née Breen) of Garden City, Gorey, county Wexford, and formerly of Ballyrobin, Lattin. Beloved wife of the late Larry and mother of Kenneth, John, Godfrey and Troy. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Michael’s Church, Gorey, followed by interment in the local cemetery. Sympathy is extended to all her relations and friends in the area..

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to all the children from the three parish schools who received their First Holy Communion in Lattin on last Saturday and in Cullen on the following day. Mount Bruis: Sophie Byrnes, Aine Carew, Liam Carew, Peigi Carrie, Vicky Collins, Kate Cranley, Megan Delaney, Michael Dillon, Ethan Doran, Steven Franks, Emma Kiely, Daniel Moloney, Caitlin Moloney, Aileen O’Farrell, Gary Quirke, Daniel Ryan. Shronell: Aisling Corcoran, Patryk Melnik, T.J. Moloney, Rita O’Grady, Patrick O’Neill, Kate Power, Ellie Ryan, Jack Ryan, Aaron Toomey. Cullen: Darragh Buckley, Caitlin Duddy, Adam Lohan, Darragh O’Brien, Keelin O’Connor.

Confirmation: On this Thursday, May 16, in the Church of the Assumption, Lattin, 46 children from the parish will be confirmed by His Grace, Archbishop Dermot Clifford.

Award Winners: Congratulations to the pupils of Cullen National School who recently won first prize and joint second prize in a litter awareness competition. The winning team members, who each received a prize of an i-pod, were Emma Ryan, Kieran O’Sullivan, Bernadette Leahy and Darragh O’Brien. The runner-up team of Mark O’Brien, Pauric Duddy, Keelin O’Connor and Caitlin Duddy each received mp3 players. The children were delighted with their prizes and are enjoying them. Many thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the competition.

The pupils will be participating in an inter-small schools GAA tournament in Semple Stadium, Thurles, on Friday, May 17. They will also receive a guided tour of the stadium. All GAA fans in the school are looking forward to the day and to have the opportunity to play in this magnificent stadium.

Preschool: Kids Ark Preschool will have its open day on this Saturday, May 18, from 11 to 1 pm. Now enrolling for September 2013.

Television Appearance: Local young musicians, Shane McGrath, Kevin Kinane and Patrick and Simon Crehan, gave an outstanding rendition of Honda 50 in last Sunday night’s semi-final of Scór Encore and were selected as one of four acts to advance to the final. Best wishes to the group, who will represent Lattin-Cullen GAA Club and perform as Na Brioc, in next Sunday’s programme, which is televised on TG4 at 8 pm.

Success for Local Trainer: Congratulation to local trainer, Eamonn O’Connell, Longstone, who recorded victories at both Tipperary and Clonmel recently. Sassaway ridden by Fergal Lynch, landed the New Look Tipperary Racecourse Handicap on the opening day of the month and this was quickly followed by Captainofthe fleet’s victory in the Tipperary Perpetual Cup Handicap at Clonmel, with Lynch again in the saddle.

Ladies Football: Lattin-Cullen Under 16s travelled to New Inn on last Bank Holiday Monday to play Thurles Sarsfields in a Shield C Plate Final. From the start Thurles Sarsfields were very strong and showed a lot of potential scoring within the first five minutes. Lattin had a good few chances, but the wind was at their disadvantage. By half time the score was Thurles 2-5 to Lattin Cullen 1-3. After some inspirational words from their trainers, Michael Quirke, Joan O’Donoghue and John Quirke, Lattin Cullen came out in fighting form and staged an excellent come back. It wasn’t long before both teams were level and In the last few minutes Lattin managed to get two points from play. Everyone played to the best of their ability and in the end with Lattin emerged victorious on a final score of Lattin Cullen 3-7 Thurles 3-5. This was a great achievement, as last year we were unable to field an U16 team. The team lined out as follows: Noelle Looby, Grainne Cole, Maria Nash, Caitlin Buckley, Orla Landers, Aisling Ryan, Helen Quirke, Katie O’Donoghue, Lara O’Dwyer, Megan O’Neill, Emer Quirke, Clodagh Cunningham, Hannah Dawson, Grainne Looby and Jenny Quirke. Subs: Katie Cunningham, Kayleigh O’Farrell, Sinead Quirke.

The U14s played Oola in a challenge last Monday night. Emer Quirke and Lara O’Dwyer were on the Tipperary panel for the recent county U14 game against Clare. Lara was presented with the Player of the Match award. Best of luck to them in the All Ireland semi-final.

Well done to all the Girls in the parish who made their First Holy Communion and were confirmed recently.